03/07/04 — GEORGIA T. TANNER

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Georgia Turnipseed Tanner, 88, News-Argus columnist and widow of Hal H. Tanner Sr., died Friday at her home in Goldsboro. Her husband had been publisher of the News-Argus from 1953 until 1983. That position has been held by their son, Hal Tanner Jr., since that time.

Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Goldsboro Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. William Hufham officiating. Burial will follow at Willow Dale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Hal Tanner III, Greg Robbins, Dr. Brian Stuber, David (Trey) Gurley III, Cooper Edmondson Jr. and Daniel LaFar.

Visitation will be at Seymour Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Tanner was a native of Maysville, Ky., the youngest of four daughters of George and Ginny Turnipseed.

She is survived by her son, Hal Tanner Jr., and his wife, Linda; and her daughter, Emily Tanner Moore, and her husband, Robert D. Moore of Charlotte; six grandchildren, Hal Tanner III, and his wife, Leigh; Lisa Tanner Robbins, and her husband, Greg; Georgia Tanner Gurley, and her husband, Trey; Catherine Tanner Stuber, and her husband, Brian; Virginia Moore LaFar, and her husband, Daniel; and Cynthia Moore.

Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren: Georgia Elizabeth Tanner, Thomas Tanner Robbins, Hal Tanner IV, Catherine Grace Robbins, Margaret Maxwell Tanner, Mary Crawford Tanner, Emily LaFar, David E. Gurley IV, Joseph Benjamin Stuber, Taylor LaFar and Georgia Louise Gurley; and Fannie Holmes, who was a special caretaker for 33 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Goldsboro or The Salvation Army of Goldsboro.

Published in Obituaries on March 7, 2004 9:44 AM