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Gerald Christner

THOMSON, Ga. -- Mr. Gerald "Max" Christner of Stagecoach Road, Thomson, Ga., entered into rest Nov. 29, 2007, at University Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Christner.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bobby Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Bud Overholser, Richard Overholser, Robert Hudson, Wayne Bennett, George Atnip and Vernon Baldwin.

Mr. Christner was born in Columbus, Miss., and was the son of the late Raymond Russell Christner and the late Clara Catherine Rody Christner. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, qualifying as Expert Rifleman, and was part of the Marine Corps Vietnam Expeditionary forces. Mr. Christner completed his enlistment aboard the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley in the communications unit during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Christner retired from Carole Fabrics as assistant Plant Manager. He had served as Plant Manager for several other home fashions manufacturers in Westfield, Ind.; Mahanoy City, Pa.; Augusta, Ga.; and Chester, S.C..

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Christner of Thomson, Ga.; sister, Soni Williams of Athens, Ohio; three nieces; and one nephew.

Mr. Christner was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Moore.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

You may sign the guestbook and view a memorial tribute at www.beggsfuneralhome.net .

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Ga.

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