Garner Brothers Played Berrien Football

Wendell Garner and brother Carlton Garner, lived on Garner Road north of Ray City. #44 Wendel, #38 Carlton

Wendell and Carlton Garner, sons of Asa Duggan Garner and Bessie Yopp, lived with their family first on Old Valdosta Road and later on Garner Road. Their father was a contractor who worked in heavy construction. Their sister, Marjorie Garner, attended the Ray City School where she performed with the Glee Club.  Brother A.D. “Al” Garner attended Berry College.  A.D. “Al” Garner attended Berry College and served in Navy during WWII.

Wendell Garner, #44, and Carlton Garner, #38, Berrien High School Football Team

Wendell Garner, #44, and Carlton Garner, #38, Berrien High School Football Team

1954 BHS Football Team The Nashville Herald, front page, September 16, 1954 Photo caption: BERRIEN HIGH FOOTBALL SQUAD – After dropping the opening game in Ocilla last Friday night, Berrien high opens the home schedule here Friday (tomorrow) night against Cook high of Adel. The squad, pictured above, reading front row, left to right, Coach Hal Leddy, S.B. Griner, Bobby Vickers, Dothan Bennett, Weyman Vickers, James Whidden, Max Gaskins, Emory Jenerette, Garland McMillan; Center row, left to right, Wendell Garner, Lamar Mathis, Jerry Shaw, Junior Futch, Jerry Eason, Fayne Outlaw, Owen Williams, Carlton Garner, Raymond Stone; back row, left to right, Coach Mitchell Kirkland, Thomas Pace, Gene Gaskins, DeWitt Osborne, Jerry Dryden, Sonny Nix, James Davis, Kenneth Dix, Bobby Joe Giddens. – Photo by Wink Rogers.

1954 BHS Football Team
The Nashville Herald, front page, September 16, 1954
Photo caption:
BERRIEN HIGH FOOTBALL SQUAD – After dropping the opening game in Ocilla last Friday night, Berrien high opens the home schedule here Friday (tomorrow) night against Cook high of Adel. The squad, pictured above, reading front row, left to right, Coach Hal Leddy, S.B. Griner, Bobby Vickers, Dothan Bennett, Weyman Vickers, James Whidden, Max Gaskins, Emory Jenerette, Garland McMillan; Center row, left to right, Wendell Garner, Lamar Mathis, Jerry Shaw, Junior Futch, Jerry Eason, Fayne Outlaw, Owen Williams, Carlton Garner, Raymond Stone; back row, left to right, Coach Mitchell Kirkland, Thomas Pace, Gene Gaskins, DeWitt Osborne, Jerry Dryden, Sonny Nix, James Davis, Kenneth Dix, Bobby Joe Giddens. – Photo by Wink Rogers. Image courtesy of http://www.berriencountyga.com

Wendell Garner, 1953, Nashville High School

Wendell Garner, 1953, Nashville High School. Image courtesy of http://www.berriencountyga.com

Carlton Garner, 1955, Berrien High School

Carlton Garner, 1955, Berrien High School

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