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Sybil Joyce (Whitaker) Garner

February 20, 1947 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 74)


Sybil Joyce Whitaker Garner, age 74, of Southern Pines passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home on Friday November 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was the daughter of the late Elmer Eulus and Oma Ann Campbell Whitaker. In addition to her parents she was predeceased in death by her sister, Shirley Walsh, brothers, Wilton Ray Whitaker and Roy M Whitaker.

Sybil married her childhood sweetheart and they celebrated 55 years of marriage.  Together, they owned and operated Rob's Auto Parts in Vass for 36 years.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. There was no greater joy in her life than her five grandchildren, and they loved their Nana.  Her home was always welcoming to friends and family and she made sure no one left hungry.   She enjoyed planting flowers, cooking, shopping, decorating for the various holidays and talking to her "besties". Sybil was a faithful member of Yates Thagard Baptist Church and loved the Lord. She loved and was loved dearly by her family and friends, and she will be missed.

She is survived by her husband, Rob Garner of the home; daughters, Connie Bachman (Michael) of Southern Pines, Millicent Friede (Matt) of Carthage; grandchildren, Dylan, Katie, Madison, Molly and Mckayla; brother, Russell Whitaker (Mary Ruth) of Carthage; sisters, Janet Frye of Albemarle, Lucille Collins (Billy) of Vass, Bonnie Garner (Darrell) of Bear Creek, Wanda Garner (Don) of Carthage and Gail Gathagan (Gene) of Knoxville, TN.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm at Yates Thagard Baptist Church.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday November 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm at Yates Thagard Baptist Church in Carthage with Pastors Steve Johnson and Sammy Frye officiating. Burial will follow at Yates Thagard Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Memory of Sybil Garner to Yates-Thagard Baptist Church.

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November 7, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Yates Thagard Baptist Church
3820 Vass-Carthage Road
Vass, NC 28394

Celebration of Life
November 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Yates Thagard Cemetery

Interment following funeral service
November 8, 2021

Yates Thagard Cemetery

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