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John Ivory Garner

John Ivory ‘Spanky’ Garner, 54, of L. P. Bailey Memorial Hwy., Nathalie passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.  He was the husband of Lisa Hines Garner.

 Mr. Garner was born in Halifax County on Sept. 7, 1957 a son of Mary Ellen Boyd Garner of Nathalie and the late Roosevelt ‘Vel’ Garner.  He was a former employee of ABB.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Mandy Hines of Nathalie and Emily Snow Garner of the home; two brothers, Roy Garner (Lisa) of Halifax and Dannie Lee Garner (Dale) of Nathalie; his mother-in-law, Lynn Guthrie (Katelyn) of Nathalie; an aunt, Lolly Carwile (Tilson and Eric) of Brookneal; a cousin, Shannon Moon (Matt and Jaxson) of Appomattox; a number of nieces and nephews; and a special friend, LaVerne Adams of Nathalie.  

One brother, Ricky Garner; and a sister, Donna Garner, also preceded Mr. Garner in death.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at Childrey Baptist Church by the Rev. Jerry Stanfield with interment to follow in the church cemetery.

 The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal and at the residence other times.