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John Henry Gardner

January 7, 1947 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

John Gardner Obituary

Bennettsville, SC

John Henry Gardner, 76, passed away Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, NC.

Born January 7, 1947, in Chesterfield, SC, he was a son of the late Gordon Garrison and Lula Mae Previtte Gardner. John received an associate degree from Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College and was a retired electrician with Galey & Lord in Society Hill, SC. John served in the U.S. military and was a member of the Bennettsville First Church of the Nazarene.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Kinley.

John is survived by his wife, Charlie Mae Williams Gardner of the home; son, Matthew John Gardner of Pembroke, NC; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Gardner of McColl, SC; stepdaughters, Demetria Abbey (Brent) of Graham, NC and Cindy Jackson of Bennettsville; brother, Billy Gardner (Linnie) of Mt. Croghan; sister Betty Lewis (Larry) of Mt. Croghan; grandchildren, Matthew John Gardner, Jr., Steve Anthony Gardner, and Dakota Austin Gardner; step grandchildren, Matthew Abbey, Blake O’Donnell, and Christopher Jackson; step grandchild, Everleigh Hope Jackson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at the Bennettsville First Church of the Nazarene in Bennettsville, with burial to follow at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield, SC. A visitation will be held from 1 until 2 p.m., just prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Bennettsville First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1032, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

Online condolences may be made at www.bfhbennettsville.com.

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October 25, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Bennettsville First Church of the Nazarene
212 Beauty Spot Road East
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Funeral Service
October 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Bennettsville First Church of the Nazarene (Sunset Memorial Park)
Beauty Spot Road
Bennettsville, SC 29512

Interment following funeral service
October 25, 2023

Friendship UMC Cemetery
339 Hwy 742
Chesterfield, SC 29709


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