Mary Frances Gardner
(September 8, 1927 - June 7, 2014)
Funeral services for Mary Frances Gardner will be at 11 A.M. , on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Newton County Funeral Home - South in Newton with Bro. Chris Vowell and Bro. Mark Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Pine Bluff Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 P.M. - 7 P.M. on Monday, June 9, 2014 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gardner, 86 of Decatur, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at her home. She was a wonderful babysitter and was a great cook. She enjoyed working in her yard. Spending time with family and friends was very special to her. Traveling with her late husband and friends was a favorite past time.
Survivors include two daughters: Bettye Barnett and husband Rusty, and Brenda Parkes, both of Decatur; four grandchildren: Clay Barnett and wife Patsy of Decatur; Brandi Baucum and husband Jamie of Newton; Kristen Butler and husband, Gary of Starkville; and Jade Parkes and wife, Stacy, of Decatur; seven great-grandchildren: Andy Barnett, Kayla Baucum, Dylan Barnett, Tate Baucum, Caleb Butler, Clayton Butler, and Maggie Butler.
She was preceded in death by her husband: G.W. Gardner; her parents: Barto and Grace Warren Shockley and two brothers: Woodrow Shockley and John Warren Shockley.
Pallbearers: Clay Barnett, Jade Parkes, Jamie Baucum, Gary Butler, Andy Barnett, and Tommy Shockley. Honorary Pallbearers: Dylan Barnett, Tate Baucum, Caleb Butler, and Clayton Butler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Bluff Baptist Church, c/o Raymond Hollingsworth, 675 Turkey Creek Rd., Decatur, MS 39327 or Clarke Venable Baptist Church, 632 West Broad St., Decatur, MS 39327.
Newton County Funeral Home, 100 Old Hwy. 15 Loop, Newton is in charge of arrangements, 601-683-2152.