Graveside services for Frances “Tootie” Gardner, 69, of Jacksonville, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Griffin Cemetery, Blackjack Community, with the Rev. Andy Cox officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Miss Gardner passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Jacksonville.

She was born Jan. 18, 1941, in the Hoshall Community near Lufkin.

Miss Gardner was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, Jacksonville.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lloyd and Mertie Gardner and sister Alma Jean Whiteley.

Survivors include brothers Roy Gardner and wife Kim, Johnny Gardner and wife Beverly, Kenneth Gardner and wife Christine, all of Jacksonville and Bill Gardner of Dallas; sisters Penny Simmons of Houston, Barbara Wiegman of Mansfield, Linda Bailey and husband Ken, Betty Halbert and husband Ronnie and Ann Tillman, all of Jacksonville; 42 nieces and nephews, 55 great-nieces and nephews and 27 great great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene   818 Bryan St. Jacksonville, TX. 75766.

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