Mildred Overton Garner

Mildred Garner, 93, of Double Springs, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 27, 2022. As per her adamant request, she wants “no flowers, no wake, just put me in my box and bury me, and if you don’t, I’ll come back and haunt you.” Fearing reprisal, we’re going to do just that. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery next to her good friend Joe Gaston.

She is the last of the surviving children of Tom and Bessie Overton, two of the most wonderful people who have ever walked the face of this earth, and all of them - Mildred, Pearlie, Lola, Sleetie and Jim  - are all sorely missed. You have no idea.

In lieu of flowers, find someone you haven’t seen in a while and give them a big ol’ hug. She liked poodles, so donate to animal rescue if you feel so inclined. And remember, “One Day at a Time.”

Nichols Funeral Home assisted the family.


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