William L. Garner

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 31, 1900, page 1
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William L. Garner.
Death of an Old Citizen at Hornville Saturday Night.

William L. Garner, formerly proprietor of the Garner house, 715 ½ Walnut street, died at 11 o’clock Saturday night at his home in Hornville, several miles south of the city, of pneumonia after nine days of suffering.

Deceased was born near Huntsville, Ala., in 1834, where he spent his younger days and where he was educated.  When the war came on Mr. Garner entered the confederate service and was a member of Gen. N. B. Forrest’s command from the outset, serving with gallantry and honor at Fort Donelson, Iuka, Shiloh, Corinth and in the assault on Fort Pillow.

Mr. Garner came to this city in 1887, and for nearly ten years was the proprietor and landlord of the Garner house.

Deceased leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. Patrick Massey, of Waco, Tex., and Mrs. Felton Jones, of Cartersville, Ga.

The family were all, with the exception of Mrs. Massey, who was absent on account of sickness, present at his dying bedside.  Mr. Garner was a consistent Christian, who lived his religion throughout every day live.  He was as mild and gentle as a child and few would have suspected that he was once a brave trooper in the command of the daring and intrepid Forrest.

The funeral will take place from the Cumberland Presbyterian church at 1:30 o’clock p. m. today.  Rev. J. V. Bachman and Rev. Dr. Logan officiating.  Following gentlemen have been selected to act as pallbearers: O. F. James, Dr. N. C. Steele, Dr. S. B. Cooke, S. P. Stover, J. B. F. Lowery and Capt. C. S. Peak.

After the service the remains will be sent to Cartersville, Ga., for interment. – Chattanooga Times.

The remains of Mr. Garner were brought to Cartersville and interred at Oak Hill cemetery Monday evening.  The services were concluded at the grave by Rev. E, M. Craig, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have the sympathy of their host of friends in their sad bereavement.


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