A wake service will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, January 21, 2018 at New Corinth Baptist Church, 340 Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia. Burial will be at 12:00 P.M., Monday, January 22, 2018 at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Minister Gloria Golphin Varner was born August 16, 1948 to the late Henry Smith Golphin and Lillian Wilcher Golphin. She was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Minister Alma Marie Golphin. Minister Varner was educated in the public school system of Schley County were she graduated in 1966 from John Lewis High School. She was employed with Fox Wood Casino for 12 years where she retired as an Administrative Assistant.
At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. She was a former member of New Corinth Baptist Church of Ellaville, Georgia and later a member of Shiloh Baptist Church of New London, Connecticut. After returning to her native home, she joined Little Creek Baptist Church of Lily, Georgia. She became a licensed Minister in 2014.
She was married to Charlie H. Varner on April 1, 1967 and to this union they were blessed with three children.
She leaves to cherish her memories a husband Charlie H. Varner Americus, Georgia; three children, Jeanettia Varner, Valerie Varner Williams (Ricardo) all of New London, Connecticut and Charlie H. Varner, Jr. (Ann) Delaware; Nine grandchildren and five siblings; Willie Golphin (Elma) Americus, Georgia, Janace Golphin Davis (Donnie) Byron, Georgia, Reverend Freddie Golphin, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Lonzia Golphin (Helen) Americus, Georgia and James E. Golphin, Memphis, Tennessee and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a special friend Sister Pearl Law, Perry, Georgia.