COMMERCE - Verner Lee Garrett, 85, husband of the late Lucille Gipson Garrett, went home to his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 11, 2013, surrounded by loved ones at his residence.
He was born in Apple Valley on September 4, 1927, the son of the late Vester and Birdie Lee Garrett. He owned the Thyatira Store for many years, drove a church bus and school bus, retired from the US Postal Service as a rural carrier, and worked in the cattle barn in Carnesville. Mr. Garrett was preceded in death by a sister, Vivian Morgan; and a brother, Victor "Pete" Garrett.
Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Norma Faye Garrett, Royston, and Darrell and Diane Garrett, Commerce; sisters, Virginia Gailey, Commerce, and Mildred Broussard, Toccoa; grandchildren, Clinton Garrett, Tara and Malone Phillips, Ellen and Ben Register, and Katie and Justin Howell; great-grandchildren, Jayton Howell, Ava Howell, Farah Weller, Garrett Register, Clinton Garrett, and Camille Garrett; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 14, in the chapel of Evans Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Maxwell Cemetery in Nicholson. Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Ben Register, Rickey Garrett, Mark Gailey, Justin Howell, William L. "Butch" Moore, and Jimmy Hattaway. The family will receive friends on Wednesday February 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.
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