Elfora Elizabeth Osborne Gardner

Tue, 09/25/2007 - 4:14pm
By: The Citizen

Elfora Elizabeth Osborne Gardner, Fayetteville, died Sept. 12, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit Carson Gardner, two brothers, and three sisters. She was an active supporter of the Republican Party, had been Republican of the Year, and a Republican delegate representing Georgia. She was a supporter of Billy Graham Ministries for over 50 years. She was famous for her Better Boy tomatoes and "Liz" mint drink. Services were at the Carl J. Mowell chapel with the Rev. Mark Westmoreland officiating. Interment was at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Linda Kay Gardner Jones, Virginia; grandchildren, Paul "Jay" Austin Jones III, Locust Grove, Kristin and Julian Majia, Atlanta, and Courtney and Jay Beckham, Stockbridge; great-grandchildren, Anna Ruth Jones, Paul Austin Jones IV, and Hanna Lynn Jones, all of Locust Grove; a great-great-grandchild, Harmony Jones; a brother, Clifton Berkley Osborne, Ocala, Fla.; and a sister, Revenal "Rae" Dance, Burlington, N.C. Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, was in charge.

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