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Billy C. Gardner

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ELM CITY — William Curtis “Billy” Gardner, 80, died Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilbanks Christian Church, conducted by Dr. Bobby White and Dwight Batts, followed by interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service, Wilson, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Surviving is his wife of nearly 60 years, Yvonne Varnell Gardner; daughter, Karen Wingfield (Jeff) of Elm City; son, Phil D. Gardner of Elm City; grandchildren, Kelli Edwards (Drew) of Elm City, Darren Gardner of Greenville, South Carolina, and Eric Gardner of Greenville, North Carolina; great-granddaughter, Katie Edwards; and brother, Turner Gardner Jr (Rebecca) of Elm City.

He was retired from Export Tobacco Co. A son of the late Turner and Mildred Thomas Gardner, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Doug.

Memorials are suggested to the Wilbanks Christian Church, c/o Eddie Jones, 5556 Weaver Road, Elm City, NC 27822-8208.

Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Dr. N, Wilson, 252-237-7171, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.