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Ruthie (Hawkins) Garner

February 23, 1929 — December 17, 2021

Somerville, Tennessee

Ruthie Hawkins Garner, age 92, resident of Somerville, Tennessee and wife of the late Joe David Garner, departed this life Friday morning, December 17, 2021 at the National HealthCare Center in Somerville.

Ruthie was born February 23, 1929 in Smith County, Mississippi, the daughter of the late Preston Hawkins and Irene Smith Hawkins. She was employed as a clerk at Roosevelt State Park in Morton, Mississippi and enjoyed quilting, reading and listening to gospel music. Mrs. Garner was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Morton, Mississippi and attended First Baptist Church of Somerville where she was active in the Community Bible Study.

Mrs. Garner is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Karcher (Ed) of Somerville, TN and Cheryl Morris (Keith) of Somerville, TN; her son, Joe Garner (Becky) of Brandon, MS; her daughter-in-law, Kathy Garner of Huntsville, AL; eight grandchildren, Dedra Champion (Joey), Jamie Dull (Jake), Joe Garner (Melanie), Sean Currie (Suzanne), Katie Garner, Brandon Karcher, Erin Brigance (Eric) and Paul Morris; nine great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Brittany, Will, Whitley, Addie, Gaines, Stevie, Drew and Rebekah; and her great-great-grandson, Jace.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Norval Garner.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Garner were held at 1 P.M. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Springfield Cemetery in Morton, Mississippi. Remarks were given by Mrs. Garner’s family members.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers were Joe Garner, Jake Dull, Will Garner, Paul Morris, Brandon Karcher, Eric Brigance, Sean Currie, Joey Champion and Scott Myrick.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Springfield Baptist Church, 3285 Springfield Road, Morton, MS 39117 or First Baptist Church of Somerville, 12685 S. Main Street, Somerville, TN 38068.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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