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20 March 2005
On 20 March 2005, our family patriarch, Mr. Allen Garner, Sr. was blessed with 105 years of longevity. In recognition of this magnificent milestone, we honored him with a "special celebration."
Place: Garner Family Homestead


20 March 1900
Mr. Allen Garner, Sr. was born on March 20, 1900 to Emma Garner in Timmonsvile, South Carolina. He was reared in Darlington, South Carolina, with the aid of his grandmother, Dinah Garner. On 17 November 1928, he met and married Inez Marcus (now deceased) of Darlington, South Carolina. They enjoyed 65 years of Holy Matrimony. They began their family and later relocated to Red Springs, N.C. where they worked as sharecroppers. Their family continued to grow, and they were blessed with seven (7) children and raised eight (8) grandchildren. They also assisted with the care of other grandchildren and led a Mission of Caring and Sharing among friends, neighbors, church members, and strangers.

Although they were not highly educated, they recognized and endorsed the importance of obtaining a good education and supported the efforts financially. As sharecroppers, they provided work opportunities to other families, so they could be diligent, hardworking and self-supportive. Their Godly wisdom, principles and high standards for Christian and moral living touched and changed the lives of many.

They raised their own livestock, and planted large vegetable gardens. They were not rich, but they exercised the principles of Faith, honesty and giving which made the difference in many lives. They provided support to many families that were dysfunctional, less fortunate, and bereaved. Their home was a haven of love, peace and rest for the displaced, sick, widows and "vacationers."

Presently (3-2005) his family consists of 6 children (7 spouses), 27 grandchildren (22 spouses, 46 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, 2 sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Garner shares his home with his daughter and granddaughter. He has a strong will and sound mind. He loves to pray and sing and Praise the Lord! He receives others in his home to pray for them. He enjoys listening to gospel messages and music on the radio, viewing nature from his favorite chair, sharing events from his childhood days and talking on the telephone to family and friends.


This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Red Springs and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.


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