Obituary of Doris E. Gardner
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Doris Elizabeth Jackson Gardner, 87, wife of Kenneth Ervin “Son” Gardner, Sr., died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late Julius Jennings Jackson and Florence Tatum Barefoot Jackson. Mrs. Gardner was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She was a retired broker and co-owner of Century 21 Realty. Surviving are her husband of Sumter; two daughters, Jean Gardner Martin Hockenyos (Mark) of Raleigh, NC and Carol Gardner Jones Reynolds of Sumter; one son, Kenneth Ervin Gardner, Jr. (Gina) of Phoenix, AZ; one brother, Van “Buck” Hugh Jackson of Sumter; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Jackson Harris and Ora Jackson Tisdale; four brothers, Alton Jackson, Leon Jackson, James Jackson and Wilbur Jackson. Graveside services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday at Sumter Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Steve Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Friday in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church, 219 W. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.