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Gwinnett Native Dies Days After 24th Birthday

Obituary: Anthony Dane Garner Jr., a Grayson High graduate, had many friends and family members in Snellville and Grayson.

Anthony Dane Garner Jr. left this world, but not our hearts on December 4, 2013. Born December 2, 1989, Anthony was raised in Gwinnett County and attended Grayson High School. At the time of his passing, Anthony resided in North Carolina.

Adored for his kind spirit, big smile, random singing and playing his guitar, Anthony will be missed beyond measure by his friends and family. Anthony is preceded in death by his grandmother, Dorothy Lee Garner of Lawrenceville, and his first cousin, Daniel V. Peek of Grayson, who he loved as a brother and is now reunited with in heaven.

Anthony is survived by his mother, Terressa Vinson Garner of Grayson, grandfather, Billy M.Vinson of Grayson and grandmother, Janet S. Sexton of Snellville. Also surviving are his great grandfather and great grandmother, Ed and Velva Carr of Grayson, his aunt, Angela V. Shimp, and two younger cousins, Michael Victor Peek and Savanna Danielle Shimp, also of Grayson.

Also surviving are Anthony’s father, Anthony Dane Garner, Sr. of Winston Salem, NC, grandfather, Jack Elbert Garner, Sr. of Jasper, GA, half-brother Dylan Wayne Garner of CA, his uncles, Cory Oss Garner of CO, Michael William Garner and Jack Elbert Garner, Jr. of NC, and his aunts, Lisa Michelle Garner of Jasper, GA, and Lindsay Coleen Garner of CO.

The memorial service celebrating Anthony’s life will be held on January 11, 2014 at St. Edward's Episcopal Church located at 737 Moon Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30045. The service will begin at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family would sincerely appreciate assistance with Anthony’s arrangements and memorial service. A fundraiser has been established in his name by a family friend and can be accessed online at www.gofundme.com/5rq1w0. Donations can also be made at any Delta Community Bank to “Anthony’s Memorial Savings Fund.”

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