Derle ‘Jim’ Horner 1924-2016
CAIRO, GA — Derle D. “Jim” Horner, 91, of Cairo, GA, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, at the chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA. Rev. Whit Byram officiated.
Active pallbearers were Sonny Marshall, Freddie Lyle, Dick Porter, Jimmy Carter, Billy Walden, and Wayne Gilliard.
Mr. Horner was born on Aug. 11, 1924, in Centerville, IA, to the late E.L. Horner and Olna Ruark Horner. On March 19, 1983, he married his beloved wife, Sue Giles Horner and they shared 33 years together. He was of the Methodist faith.
Survivors include: wife, Sue Giles Horner of Cairo, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Wayne Horner of Tallahassee, FL, Bob and Sheri Horner, of Thomasville, GA; grandchildren, Mat-thew Horner, of Thomas-ville, GA; Brennan Horner of Thomasville, GA; brother-in-law, James Giles (Gail) of Pace, FL, sister-in-law Lynn Meek (Terry) of Tallahassee FL, a host of extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Hubert Horner.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Horner’s memory to the Thomasville Masonic Lodge, P. O. Box 785, Thomasville, GA, 31799.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall.
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