Meabon L. Sanner, 75, of Gainesville, died Sept. 1, 2010.
Born Nov. 8, 1934 in Olney, Texas to the late Jesse and Lela Sanner, he had lived in this area for the past 10 years, having moved from Grove City, Ohio.
Mr. Sanner retired after 30 years as Chaplain for the Ohio Youth Commission.
Prior to his work with the State of Ohio he was a church planter and pastured for several years.
He was a graduate of Gainesville, Texas High School, North Texas University, Southwestern Seminary and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Sanner devoted much time to Bible study, possessed a love for church, camping, fishing and was considered a master storyteller.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean C. Sanner of Gainesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Jill and Scott Pittman of Carmel, Ind., Jeanene and Jon Stafford of Greensboro, N.C., Misty and Daren Wise of Flowery Branch; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann and James Gray of Tennessee, Nancy and Dewayne Ledwig of Texas; 11 grandsons; one great-granddaughter; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Drs. Scott Downing and William Falkner officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Gardens.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.