November 9, 2018
COLUMBUS — Edgar T. Gardner, 73, died Nov. 5, 2018. Service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lee-Sykes Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Gardner was born Jan. 12, 1945, in Liberty, Alabama, to the late James Gardner and Lucille Wells Gardner. He was formerly owner and operator of Gardner’s Masonry and was a skilled brick mason. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine H. Gardner; daughter, Angela T. Gardner; sister, Ruby L. Henry; and brother, Mathis Gardner. He is survived by his children, Cutrell Gardner, Rosie Jones, Enpierrias Ljoi Gardner, Albert Cockrell, Willie Cockrell and Johnnie Cockrell; siblings, Mattie Williams, Barbara Dumas, Sanfo Gardner, Bernetta Gardner, L. A. Gardner, Henry A. Gardner, James Gardner, Eugene Gardner and Clarence Gardner; and a host of grandchildren.