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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Connie Garner

Connie Garner (Faubus)

Thursday, January 30th, 1947 - Saturday, July 20th, 2019
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Connie Garner, 72, of Van Buren passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at her home. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents William Faubus and Audie (Smith) Faubus; three sisters Mary Ellen Jacobs, Edna Sparks, and Patsy Buttress; two brothers Danny Faubus and Elmer Faubus.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Independence Freewill Baptist Church at Natural Dam with burial at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren, Arkansas.

She is survived by her husband Jim Garner of 53 years of the home; a son Wesley Garner and wife Shannon of Van Buren; a brother Nolan Faubus of Van Buren; a granddaughter Zoey Garner.

Pallbearers will be Joe Norried, Henry Gibson, James Carlile, Matt Shackelford, Harold Garner and Brandon Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Pound and Daniel Brodie.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 2:00pm
    Independent Free Will Baptist Church
    Natural Dam
    Natual Dam, AR
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    Reverend James Spears
  • Interment

    Gracelawn Cemetery
    3003 Oak Lane
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Kathleen Webb Wallace

Posted at 10:42pm
So sorry to hear of Connie's passing. Although I hadn't seen her in years I remember her with fond memories. We attended the same church in our youth and were in many of the same classes at Van Buren. She was a wonderful person, very quiet but always very nice. She will be missed. From Kathleen Webb Wallace

Tammy Cessor

Posted at 08:09pm
Katie Buttress
I love how you would always encourage me and Wesley to be cousins. When me and Wesley were small; we would always want to marry each other!! When Tammy was small she would get her under wear soiled and put your under wear on!!
You were/are well loved but not forgotten!!!
God Bless your family!! May God dwell in your household!!
Prayers for Wesley 🙏 ❣️ and family!!

tammy cessor

Posted at 03:23pm
I will always remember Connie always fixing Kool-Aid for me and Wesley when we was kids. You will be missed. My heart goes out to Wesley( cousin) and Jim.

Posted at 11:56am
I am sorrowed for Jim, Wesley, Shannon and Zoey on their loss of a great Christlike example...Connie. She never faltered one step in her walk with God or with Uncle Jim. She finished the race. She won the prize; to be free of this life's misery and now embracing Christ and her loved ones in heaven. Aunt Connie will be missed by all who knew her. Our prayers are with the family. She was the best. Carl and Ann Jacobs.

donna edwards

Posted at 07:16am
I knew Connie from Sophia meyers to high school,and her family from the laundry by the school.She was like me, real quite'.Ihasn't seen her since high school,but I always ask about her at class reunion.Sorry for your loss,prayer for your family

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