The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 noon, Monday, July 14, 2014 at the Saint James C.M.E. Church, Railroad Street, Marshallville, Georgia, where Reverend Billy Heard is pastor. The Reverend Joe Richard Oglesby will officiate. Interment will follow in the Colonel Felton Cemetery, Marshallville, Georgia.
Larry Barner, Sr., officially called “Sam,” was born July 3, 1948 to the late Mr. T.J. Barner and Ophelia Barner. He attended the public schools of Macon County. After many years of dedicated services, Larry retired from Tyson Chicken & Feed Plant of Oglethorpe, Georgia.
“Sam” was known and will be remembered for his heart-warming smile and conversations, his fancy Beetle cars, and his favorite place to go - Smiley's Flea Market.
He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted companion, Mary Frederick, Montezuma, Georgia, three children: Larry Barner II (Iris) of Macon, Georgia, Cynthia Frederick of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Angela Barner of Atlanta, Georgia; three children he raised as his own, Willie Frederick, East Point, Boris Black, Massachusetts, Christopher Stewart, Douglassville, Georgia; three sisters, Joyce Askew, Vertis Fuller, Imogene Barner, all of Marshallville, Georgia; nine brothers, T. J. Barner Jr., Herbert Barner, Terry Mcghee (Myrtice) of Marshallville, Georgia; Robert Barner (Betty) of Fort Myers, Florida, James Barner (Bert), Roger Barner, Hamp Barner, all of Miami, Florida, Claude Barner (Edith) of Jacksonville, Florida; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild; two uncles, James Warren (Carrie) of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Fred Towns of Reynolds, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including two close friends Eugene Crocker and Albert Brown.