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E.O. "Bud" Gardner

June 5, 1932 ~ August 17, 2018 (age 86)

Anniston - Funeral services for Mr. E.O “Bud” Gardner, 86, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home. Rev. Bill Caudle will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held in Anniston Memorial Gardens following the service. Bud went to his heavenly home on Friday, August 17, 2018. Bud is survived by his three daughters, Carmen (Randy) Fortune, Lisa (Steve) Burney and Amy (Rod) Noah; two grandchildren, Kevin (Leslie) Third and Mallory Kittrell; one great-grandson, Brooks Gardner Third; two brothers, Hansel Gardner and Bill Gardner; four sisters, Evelyn Blankenship, Virginia Walden, Nadine Roberts and Lynda Bentley; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children, Mary Jeanell Gardner; his parents, George Mannon Gardner and Maggie Frances Harrell Gardner; one brother, Mannon “Junior” Gardner; and three sisters, Jo Mangum, Mary Lewis and Jean Gardner. Bud was a sinner saved by grace and he loved the Lord with all of his heart. He was a member of Gladeview Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and faithful member for many years.

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