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 GARNER, Mary Lou Baker, age 88, of Cowan, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at Bailey Manor in Winchester, while surrounded by her loving family.  She was born at the home of her grandmother, Mary Jane Crownover Baker of the Oak Grove Community in Decherd, Tennessee, on Feb. 21, 1934, to the late Harold Osborne and Reba Lou Baker Garner. She was their only child.  Mrs. Mary Lou was a 1951 graduate of Franklin County High School.  She then married her late husband, Willard, on Sept. 22, 1951. Mary Lou and Willard were members of the Cowan Church of Christ where they both served in their church for many years, providing the family’s spiritual growth.  She then began her career in the radio industry that spanned over 50 years, beginning as a secretary, then office manager and finally as the co-owner of WZYX Radio Station.  Mary Lou liked cooking for her family and friends and listening to country music. She was also active in school, community service and civic clubs.  Her happy place was at home with her grandchildren and her beloved pets.  She will be remembered as a loving and caring mother and mother-in-law, wife and grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willard Ervin Garner and her two grandchildren, Chad Wayne Glasner and Derek Wesley Pavatte. She is survived by her two daughters, Beverly Pavatte and husband, Dale and Beckye Glasner and husband, Duwane, all of Winchester; grandchildren, Justin Daniel Pavatte of Winchester, Cortney Jardet and husband, James and Carigan Glasner, all of Knoxville. Visitation was held on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, from noon to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Grant Funeral Services followed by services at 2 p.m. with Bro. Alan Adams officiating. Interment followed in Franklin Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ms. Garner's Memory to (WCA) Winchester Christian Academy, P.O. Box 715, Winchester, TN  37398.

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