Dorothy Regina Garner, age 81 of Chipley, passed from this life on November 27, 2016 at Northwest Florida Community Hospital.
Dorothy was born on July 10, 1935 in Brooklyn, New York to Thomas Spaulding and Irene Boyce. She had lived in the panhandle since coming from Long Beach, California in 1970. She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and was of the Catholic faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas and Irene Spaulding; husband: Willie E. Garner; son: Roy Gillespi; three brothers: Richard Spaulding, Tommy Spaulding, Butch Spaulding.
She is survived by her four sons: William Gillespi and wife Diane of St. Joe Beach, Florida, Michael Gillespi and wife Marsha of Iowa, James Garner and wife Melissa of Chipley, Florida, John Garner and wife Georgeanne of Chipley, Florida; one daughter: Donna Sewell and husband Rodney of Chipley, Florida; one brother: CoCo Spaulding of Soho, California; two sisters: Ann Spaulding and Barabara Spaulding both of Soho, California; twenty one grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida in charge of arrangements.