Obituary for Ruth Buie Garner of Whispering Pines

Ruth “Geraldine” Buie Garner, age 86, of Whispering Pines, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst surrounded by her family.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 3:00pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Gregg Newton and Pastor Mike Garner officiating.  A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00-3:00pm.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Geraldine was born in Moore County on December 17, 1937 to the late Johnny Duncan and Stella Westmoreland Buie.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thomas Garner; grandsons, Shane Martin, Stephen Martin and Tyler Garner; sister, Emily Michael; brothers, Johnny Buie, Teddy Buie and Bobby Buie.

She is survived by her sons, Ricky Garner of Whispering Pines, Pastor Mike Garner (Karen) of Whispering Pines; daughters, Cathy Martin (Ernie) and Teresa Knight (Billy) of Rockingham; grandchildren, Brandon Martin, Cody Garner and Hannah Wiseman (Collin); great-grandchildren, Abrielle Martin and Audric Martin; sisters, Joyce Chalflinch of Robbins and Shirley Weatherspoon (Jimmy) of Southern Pines.

Geraldine was a long-time member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and her faith was very evident throughout her life with her quiet and gentle spirit.  Her testimony was her life and she lived it well.  She was kind and loving, always ready to give a hug and a sweet smile which could make anyone’s day.  She was well loved by her family and will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2237 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC  28387 in memory of Geraldine Garner.

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