Born 12-23-1924 -- Died 10-26-2005
William R. "Dub" Garner, 80, of Hardy, Ark., died Oct. 26, 2005, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.
He was born Dec. 23, 1924, in Hardy, Ark., the son of the late Robert Austin Garner and Clara Ethel Haskins Garner. He was married to Thelma Davenport on July 13, 1946, in Hardy.
Dub was a local businessman in the Hardy area. He was the former owner of the Western Auto and was the original founder and owner of the local sanitation company and landfill. He was also a car dealer in the area for many years and was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma Garner of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jerry Howard, of Agnos; one son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Wanda Garner, of Hardy; one sister, Willa Mae Hogan, of Highland; three brothers, Eugene Garner of Hardy, Leon Garner of Orlando, Fla., and David Garner of Elizabeth; nine grandchildren, Dana Watson, Lea Ann Bailey, Kristi Muston, Casey Griffin, Toby Griffin, Adam Griffin, Jason Griffin, Elijah Thomas Garner and Sarah Kate Garner; and ten great-grandchildren, Amber Watson, Ashlie Watson, Chance Bailey, Le Alyson Bailey, Cade Bailey, Dustin Griffin, Logan Griffin, Kalie Griffin, Skylar Griffin, and Mason Griffin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Sharon Kay Garner; one son, Robert Keith Garner; and three brothers, Beverly Garner, Roy Garner and James Garner.
The funeral service was held Oct. 29 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland with burial following in the Highland Cemetery with Rev. Eugene Garner, Rev. Leon Garner and Rev. Billy Hattenhaauer officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.
Pallbearers were Jim Counts Steve Garner, Ricky Garner, Jason Griffin, Curt Evans and Lee Giles.
Honorary pallbearers were J. R. Murphy, Otho Evans, Max Hill and Billy Joe French.
The family requests memorials be made to the Legacy Hospice in Salem, or to the Gideon's International Mem-orial Program.