Florence Edna Varner, 98, of Black Oak, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at her residence. She was a lifetime resident of Lake City, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Lake City.
Survivors include a son, Nathaniel W. Varner of Greers Ferry; two daughters, Emma Jean Kerst of Greers Ferry and Rose Lee Tallent of Black Oak; a brother, Sam Courtney of Lepanto; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 49 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters.
The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Emerson Funeral Home at Lake City with Rev. Harold Ray and Dr. Troy Prince officiating. Burial was in the Monette Cemetery.
Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the Westside First Baptist Church.