Pauline McDowell Gardner

Published 8:49 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pauline McDowell. Gardner, 96, of Brinson, Ga., passed away Friday, Dec.
13, 2013, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home.

The funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ron Kirkland and Rev. Benjamin Miller
officiating. Interment was at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery..
Mrs. Gardner was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Bainbridge, the daughter of
William Rufus McDowell and Missouri Barber McDowell. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Gardner; her sons, Harvey Barret and Herbert McGinnis, Jr.; and her grandchildren, Paula Conway Pitts, Daryl McGinnis, Todd Pittman, and Melissa “Missy” Pittman.
Survivors include her children, Georgia G. Ayers (Russ) of Crawfordville,
Fla., Carolyn G. Conard (Bobby) of Sylvester, Ga., Joyce G. Kolbuss (Jerry) of Bainbridge, Patricia G. Elsberry (Ken) of Quitman, Ga., Allen Gardner
(Wilda) of Brinson, Charles Gardner (Kathy) of Brinson, Sammy
Gardner (Cathy) of Colquitt, Steve Gardner (Debbie) of Brinson, and
Burl Gardner (Sheila) of Sylvester; her 27 grandchildren; her 41
great-grandchildren; and her 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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