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Macon M. Garner

December 31, 1925 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 95)

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Macon M. Garner, 95, of Newport, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at Carteret Health Care.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021, at St. James United Methodist Church, CLC Building officiated by Rev. Tom Supplee. Interment will follow at Amariah Garner Cemetery in Newport. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.      

(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Macon was born on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1925, in Newport, North Carolina, to the late Luther and Blanche Garner. Macon loved the great outdoors and was blessed to work with the United States Forest Service for 33 years. Macon accompanied Smokey the Bear for many years in parades and school visits.. His love of nature and country life led him to open the first Christmas Tree Farm in Carteret County. Along with that, he also grew tobacco and peaches.

The love of Macon’s life was his dear wife, Ann Garner, who he was blessed to spend 69 years with, just 3 weeks shy of 70 years. He will be cherished by his family who will remember him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Garner of the home; daughters, Teresa Purcell and husband Dennis of Newport, Elizabeth Garner of Morehead City and Pamela Rose and husband Kenny of Newport; son, David Garner and wife Debbie of Newport; sister, Ailene Garner of Newport;  grandchildren, Angela Garner, James Miller, David Garner Jr., Bennett Rose, Christopher Rose; great-grandchildren, Kairi Miller, Roran Miller, Oliver Garner and Evren Garner; and special caregiver, Amy Parish and other loving caregivers, Sherry and Jenny Lynn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Roscoe Garner.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021, at St. James United Methodist Church, CLC Building. The same safety guidelines will apply.

As an expression of sympathy, flowers are welcome or memorial contributions, in memory of Macon’s desire to be able to see again, may be made to the Lion’s Club International at 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

To send flowers to Macon's family, please visit our floral store.

 Service Program


February 20, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
St. James United Methodist Church
1011 Orange Street
Newport, NC 28570

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

2:00 PM
St. James United Methodist Church
1011 Orange Street
Newport, NC 28570

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

Amariah Garner Cemetery
Nine Foot Road
Newport, NC 28570


Lion’s Club International
300 W. 22nd St.,, Oak Brook IL 60523-8842
Tel: 1-630-571-5466

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