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Services for Betty Gardner, 90, of Ripley, Miss., are 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, with burial in Roachdale Cemetery. Visitation is at 9 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Mrs. Gardner passed away Jan. 20, 2017, in Tupelo, Miss.
Native to Raccoon, Ind., she was the daughter of the now late Grover and Olevia Hicks Gerald, living many years here working as a fruit farm supervisor and also operating a truck patch with her husband, Edward.
The Gardners moved to Tennessee in 1985. Mr. Gardner died July 4, 2000. Mrs. Gardner moved to Ripley two years ago.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed knitting, television and traveling. She was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Olevia Jackson of Ripley; granddaughter, Kelly Jackson Rutherford; five great-grandchildren, Brent Gibson (Katie), Holly McCamey (Adam), Katy Moss (Josh), Kristy Robertson and Austin Butler (Melissa); and seven great-grandchildren, Wyatt and James Gibson, Kailyn, Kylee and Kaeden McCamey, Kason Moss and Chloe Kate Robertson.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tina Jackson Butler; and several sisters and brothers.
Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, the National Parkinson's Foundation, the American Heart Association, or the National Kidney Foundation.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on January 25, 2017
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