It is with great sadness that the family of Julia M. Garner, of Dahlonega, announces the passing of our precious sister, beloved wife and mother on December 30, 2017, at the age of 65 in Gainesville, GA. Julia will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband Nubbin Garner of 31 years, her sons Henry Garner and Benjamin Garner, her sisters Candy Evans and Lisa Walker and her brother Bob Moseley; her brothers in law Bill Evans and Billy Walker, daughter in law Chelsea Garner; son in law Roy Charlton; her nieces Mary Brenna Moseley, Annabeth Evans, Jillian and Caroline Walker, and her nephew Clay Moseley. Julia will be forever remembered by her daughters Missi Charlton and Mindy Garner. Julia will also be fondly remembered by her grandchildren Roy and Ava Charlton, Abbie and Kayla Grace Cope.
In 1973 Julia began her impressive career in nursing graduating from Georgia State University with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She then graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After that Julia continued her education and received her Masters in Family Nurse Practitioner from Vanderbilt University. In 1992 she completed her Masters in Nurse Midwifery from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Julia had an influential career in nursing which started at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. She then went on to Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and after that Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She started the Georgia Highlands Medical Services, Inc. aka Wilson Clinic in Cumming, GA in 1980. She continued working at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. In 1982 she practiced at Sunlife OBGYN in Gainesville, GA. Julia continued her distinguished career as a Nurse Midwife at Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville, GA where she delivered more than 4000 babies! She was well respected by her colleagues and served on many community and church boards. She was an active member of Dahlonega Baptist Church and served in many ministries including VBS, Sunday School, and led women’s Bible Studies every Wednesday night.
Julia volunteered at the free clinic in Dahlonega, GA and was nominated by March of Dimes of Georgia for Nurse of the Year. She did many mission trips to Europe, Ecuador, Belize and Pearl River, Mississippi through the Southern Baptist Relief. One of her passions was women’s health. The community in which she lived and worked benefitted by her tireless efforts to improve healthcare for women and children. Julia acquired funding to establish 3 women’s shelters in North Georgia in association with the organization called NOA – No One Alone. NOA is a shelter for victims of domestic violence in Dawson and Lumpkin County.
Funeral services for Julia are scheduled for 2 P.M. Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Dahlonega Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Hutcheson and Dr. Stewart Lang will officiate. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the sanctuary of Dahlonega Baptist Church from 12:00 to 2:00 PM Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in memory of Julia be made to NOA, P.O. Box 685, Dahlonega, GA 30533 www.noonealone.org or North Georgia Interfaith Ministries, Inc. https://lumpkincountyhomeless.org/donation-one-time/.
Online condolences may be made to the family at banisterfuneralhome.net.
Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega