Janice Marie Garner

September 5, 1947December 31, 2018
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Janice Marie Garner, age 71, died on Monday, December 31, 2018.

She was born in Giles County, TN, on September 5, 1947, and a health care provider. She was involved in the Women of The Church of God, a Pink Lady, and a member of the Gospel Music Association. She worked actively with the Giles County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Henry and Maybell Worrick Dunnavant, her sister, Martha Davis, and her son, Ronald Joe Garner.

Her survivors include her husband, Billy Joe Garner of Pulaski, TN, her sons, William Garner and wife Sherry of Pulaski, TN and Gary Garner and wife Brandy of Lewisburg, TN, her daughter, Jeannette Thorpe and husband Tim of Fayetteville, TN, her brother, Robert Dunnavant and wife Linda of Pulaski, TN, her 4 grandchildren, and her 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2018, at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home, with Funeral Services to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, at Carr & Erwin Funeral Home with burial to follow in Wright's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to help with Funeral Expenses.

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Brenda Dean

January 3, 2019

My Aunt Janice was such a sweet, genuine, generous person who gave so much of herself to so many, and always with a great big smile on her face and a firm, warm hug. I thought so much of her and we always had a special relationship, from way back. She was all about her family and my goodness did she ever love her grandchildren! Because I live so far away we didn't get to talk as often as we would have liked, but when we did, it was all about her family, especially those grandchildren! I know she will be missed deeply by many as we mourn her loss, at the same time rejoice in her heavenly home-going. I know my momma was so happy to see her sister again, as well as granny and granddaddy and Ronald Joe. My heart aches for those left behind, but rejoices for her as she walks with God.
Love always,
Brenda Dean

Kay Pardon

January 2, 2019

Just wanted to say how much we loved Janice and her songs will be missed.
Kay & Stanley

Sarah Pierce

January 1, 2019

I will miss Janice so much! As a STRHS Pulaski Auxillary Pink Lady, she always had a kind word and a smile. I'll miss seeing her in the hallway. She loved to talk about her family and was always sure to ask about mine. Big prayers for her family in the coming days and months. Love, Sarah and Mike Pierce

Malinda White

January 1, 2019

Janice was a committee chairperson with the Giles County Historical Society and was active as a volunteer in the historical society's genealogy room. We are going to miss her. Prayers for the family in this difficult time.

Danny Cobb

January 1, 2019

A sad day for many in the Richland School District! I knew Janice as the most supportive parent of school activities in the community!!! Janice loved helping everyone!! Gary and my son Ty were friends and very loyal students to RHS! When you needed something at school done, Janice was always there to lead or support you in your efforts! A more dedicated Christian Lady could not be found!
God bless you Janice and may He keep you in his protective care for eternity!!!
We all loved you!!! Danny Ray Cobb

Nathan McCollough

December 31, 2018

Janice was a very nice lady, She was a grade ahead of me at Beech Hill School and Attended Bunker Hill COG for many years. To each of her Family my God give you Peace and Comfort at this time. Love & Prayers

Sharon Johnson

December 31, 2018

To the Garner Family: Very sorry for your loss. Met Janice when she was a caregiver for my Aunt Martha Richardson. Janice would come with my Aunt to our Family Reunion. And after we lost her, then my cousins would let Janice know & she still came to our Reunions. Those that are Caregivers & truly care for their patients are very Special People! That describes Janice. Our hearts go out to you.

Alisea Friend

December 31, 2018

We’re sorry for your loss. Janice was so kind and loving to my mother, Martha Richardson, while she was ill. Janice will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.


Alisea Richardson Friend

Ann Bass Bland

December 31, 2018

Janice was a very sweet lady. We went to school and graduated together. She loved getting together with us when we had reunions and would get together and go eat. She will be missed. Praying for you all.

Connie Gann

December 31, 2018

So sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest kindness person I ever met. I loved her dearly and will miss her so very much. I pray for comfort and peace for all the family.
With all our Love,
Connie and family
Janice is now rejoicing in heaven😇