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“Those we love are never really gone, they have a cherished place in our hearts. Nell will always be remembered for the kindness she showed, the love...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Donna Crow - El Paso, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time and asking God to heal your loss with his promise that we will all be together in his kingdom!...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Michael Gable - Franklinton, LA

“MRS Garner, was a Great teacher. She listen and understood we all were not the same. She will be missed! ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Paulette Horne-Jones - Monroe, LA

“Ms. Nell was such a sweet beautiful lady. I have fond memories of 7th grade with her as my teacher. She was a wonderful friend to my sister Virginia....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn Branch - Rayville, LA

“My Prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Arlene May - Acquaintance

“Walter and "All of the Family"My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of great loss! I was so happy that I got to visit with Nell...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Betty Head Hill - Archibald, LA


Funeral services for Nell L Garner, 84, of Start, LA were held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Crew Lake United Methodist Church, Start with Bro. Marshall Sevier officiating. Burial followed in the Start Cemetery, Start, LA. under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mrs. Garner was born October 28, 1933, in Start, LA and passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018, in West Monroe, LA. She loved her family and was loved in returned it showed by all the cards, letters, and pictures she treasured and saved. Mrs. Garner was a retired school teacher with a master degree plus 45 years. She also was a member of Crew Lake United Methodist Church. She loved to read, to garden, and all flowers.

Mrs. Nell is preceded in death by her parents, Alma and Clint Word; aunt, Etta Lee Alsbrooks; brothers, Rev. Scott Word, George Word, Billy Word, Lee Word, and Eddie Word Sr.; and her sister, Lena Ross.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 44 years, Walter Garner of Start; children, Kenny Laird, Angie Garner Pickens, Lori Garner; grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Eddie Word Jr., Aaron Word, George Word Jr., Gray Martin, Danny Dubard, and Jarrod Durflinger.

Honorary pallbearers were Jerry Word, George Word Sr., Lynn Word, Marvin Ross, Gregg Pickens, and Robert S. Ross Sr.

Memorials can be made to Crew Lake United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 280, Start, LA 71279.

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