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Eunice Allene Garner Stovall

Obituary Date: Monday, December 14, 2020

Eunice Allene Garner Stovall, age 92, formerly of Gainesville and Cleveland, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020.

Born on February 06, 1928, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Lessie Dalton Garner.  Mrs. Stovall was first a homemaker but she also was retired from Talon and Ames Textile.  She was a member of Mt. Yonah Baptist Church in Cleveland and was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Mrs. Stovall was a loving and encouraging mother and a kind and loving friend.  In her spare time, she was an accomplished gardener, a superb cook and an avid reader of books.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne M. Stovall; brothers, Vernon and Ezra Garner; sister, Lou Ella Barrett.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Melvin Stovall (Evelyn) of Elberton and David D. Stovall (Kim Waters) of Gainesville; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda Cain (Bob) of Bishop, Georgia; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; brother, Jerry Garner of Cleveland; sisters, Barbara Palmer of Cleveland and Katie Jean Pitts of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Marilyn S. Lacy of Cleveland; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A private family graveside service will be held on Friday, December 18, 2020 at Gateway Memorial Park in Cleveland with Dr. Bob Cain officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, 1642 Calvary Industrial Drive SW, Gainesville, Georgia 30507.

Those in attendance are asked to please adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines regarding COVID-19.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia, Georgia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.

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