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Evelyn Jo Hudson Garner
April 30, 1932 - December 20, 2018

Mrs. Evelyn Jo Hudson Garner was born Saturday, April 30, 1932 in Trumann, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Murray and Ermina (Wilson) Hudson. Mrs. Garner went peacefully to be with her Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at her home in Trumann, Arkansas at the age of 86. Mrs. Garner was born in Trumann, Arkansas and at an early age moved to Blytheville, Arkansas.

Miss Evelyn Hudson married Mr. Jimmie Garner on October 15, 1950. She followed her husband to Massachusetts and New York while he served the army during the Korean War. She served as Secretary for Trinity Baptist Association for 28 years; served on the Board of the Arkansas Baptist News magazine and Camp Board at Cedar Glade Baptist Camp, also President of the Young at Heart Group of First Baptist Church, Trumann; she taught Sunday School in several churches. She was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church of Trumann. She and her husband were active with the Arkansas Campers on Missions. Mrs. Garner was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Jimmie Lee Garner, who passed away December 2, 1997 and her daughter Rebekah Lee (Garner) Self who passed away February 24, 2007, her seven sisters: Dortha Lucille, Reville Ruth, OmaDell, Lila Marie, Lynna Lawanda, Viva Dean, and Sherry Kay; and her parents Murray and Ermina (Wilson) Hudson.

She is survived by her son James Matthew

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December 22, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

First Baptist Church
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann, AR 72472

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Funeral Service

December 22, 2018
12:00 PM

First Baptist Church
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann, AR 72472

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  1. Linda Smith, Monette Ar says

    Dear Family, Evelyn Jo will be greatly missed. She was a lovely lady as beautiful inside as out. I pray that God will comfort each and ever one of you during this time. Linda and Earl Smith

  2. Pam Knapp-Carver, Blytheville says

    Matt, so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Never knew she Was from Blytheville. May peace be with you and yours.

  3. Jerry and Barbara Gibbens, Walnut Ridge, AR says

    The Garners were my friends. I enjoyed teaching Becky and Matthew in my English and World Literature classes at WILLIAMS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY. Becky babysat for us several times. Prayers for the Garner family.

  4. Marla Bradford Slaughter, ALLEN Texas ( from Lepanto Ark) says

    I know my friend Becky is waiting for you, to hold you again. I knew you briefly during my high school years and think about Becky all the time. We were both in the class of 72. Love to you Matt and your family.

  5. Betty J. Fredrickson, Rice Lake says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know she is in a better place. I am sure she will be missed by everyone who knew her. It's hard to lose someone anytime of year but during the holidays is even harder. I lost my mother 11 years ago in Dec. Please know she is an angel looking down from heaven.

  6. Augusta and Pauline Mashburn, Millington, TN says

    The Angels are rejoicing at Evelyn’s home coming.

  7. Kelley Richardson , says

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of this sweet lady as I grew up in her neighborhood. Please know I am praying for you all for God to give you strength in your time of heartbreak. Sincerely, Kelley Richardson.

  8. Glenn Bien, Chiang Mai, Thailand says

    Mrs. Evelyn was such a blessing to me as the new Associational Missionary beginning back in 2003. She had a wealth of wisdom and maturity with a wonderful sense of humor. Her kind words and warm experiences were a great encouragement. I thank God that our paths crossed for those twelve years. I am praying for her family during this time.

  9. Carolyn Vickers Tosh, Benton, AR says

    I remember the Garners' from Bro. Jimmie being over Trinity Bapt. Assn. even back when I was way younger and way before I married. We lived in Trumann then and went to Faith Bapt. Church in Tulot. Fast forward to 1993, we met again when Doug and I moved back to AR from TX. We were camping and the Campers on Mission was in the same park so we decided to attend the service. After introductions, I said to them that I remembered them from the 1960's and told them who my mother was and Bro. Jimmie said, Oh yes, I remember putting my feet under your mamma's table many a time. We enjoyed the fellowship so much that day and that was the last time we were honored to see such a sweet couple doing God's will. Time to enjoy being in heaven with Christ Ms. Evelyn.

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