Renee Garner

Renee Garner

Renée Sublette Garner of Buford, GA passed away suddenly on June 20, 2012. Born February 10, 1962 in Charleston, SC she moved to, Sumter SC at age 2. She spent her formative years in Sumter where she attended school and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She excelled at anything she attempted and was a standout athlete at Wilson Hall in basketball and softball where she graduated with honors in 1980. She graduated from Clemson University in 1984 where she majored in industrial management and was active in the Chi Omega sorority. Renée had been a member of the Forest Acres Rotary club in Columbia, SC where she was awarded a Paul Harris fellow. She was employed by State Farm Insurance for 27 years and served as a team manager in Duluth, GA. Renée is survived by her husband, Gary Robert Garner, Jr., her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph S. Sublette Sr., her brother Joseph Shepard (Shep) Sublette Jr. (Linda), her sister Denise Sublette Dunn (John), all of Sumter, SC. She is also survived by her special nieces Brittany G. Rogers (Jimmy) of Greenville, SC, Kristen N. Sublette of Sumter, SC and Stella M. Spano of Cooper City, FL, an uncle Richard A. Sublette of Shalimar, FL and an aunt Mrs. William E. (Adele) Brunson Jr. also of Sumter SC. She also left a number of cousins who loved her. Renee loved life and lived it to the fullest and will be missed by her many friends and family. She loved reading, shagging, beach music and was the life of any gathering. She had the ability to never meet a stranger and was loved by those that came to know her. Anyone she met she made them feel special. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, GA from 5:00-8:00 p.m. A celebration of life service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 9 W. Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150. The service will be officiated by Dr. Mark Durrett . Renée loved her two dogs, Nicky and Ollie. She visited nursing homes and hospitals with Nicky and truly believed that dog therapy is very important in the healing process. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made In Memory of Renee Sublette Garner to Therapy Dogs International, 88 Bartley Road, Flanders, N.J. 07838, First Presbyterian Church, Sumter, SC or a charity of their choice. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.