Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services

3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA


Marshall D. Brawner

March 24, 1939February 5, 2020

Marshall Deleon Brawner, 80, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Born in Franklin County and a resident of Athens for 60 years, Mr. Brawner was a son of the late Jewel Edward Brawner and Olis Rebecca Carey Brawner. He was retired from Oliver Rubber Company, an avid NASCAR fan and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brawner was preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Lynn Evans and a sister, Carolyn Pilgrim.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Geneva Edwards Brawner; daughters, Gwendolyn Rebecca Butler and Kaye Moon (Larry); brothers, Edward Brawner (Linda) and Lindy Brawner (Doris), both of Royston; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 7 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 105 Westpark Drive, Suite C, Athens, GA 30606.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com


  • Geneva Edwards Brawner, Wife
  • Gwendolyn Rebecca Butler, Daughter
  • Kaye Moon (Larry), Daughter
  • Edward Brawner (Linda), Brother
  • Lindy Brawner (Doris), Brother
  • Jewel Edward Brawner, Father (deceased)
  • Olis Rebecca Carey Brawner, Mother (deceased)
  • Cheryl Lynn Evans, Daughter (deceased)
  • Carolyn Pilgram, Sister (deceased)
  • Mr. Brawner leaves ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Burial Friday, February 7, 2020

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