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In Celebration of Annette Garner

Lindsay Ainsworth | Published on 6/9/2024

Annette Garner
Annette Hatfield Garner, age 76, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, May 30, 2024 surrounded by her loving family.

She was adamant that her children adhere, as she did, to a moral code built on Biblical principles. She taught her children to come to know Christ as their personal savior, that family was the most important thing after God and to receive a good education. Those three principals were needed for a good life.

Annette was an accomplished seamstress, an avid card player, but most of all an extremely gifted artist. She was nationally known among watercolor artists. Annette became a Diamond Signature member in the Mid-Southern Watercolorists when her work entitled, "Silent Stalker" was accepted into the 53rd Annual Juried Exhibition, making it her third time to be accepted into that prestigious exhibition. Annette gained a great deal of inspiration from MSWs members and guests. She served as the president of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists, but she was also the vice-president and co-chaired the Member Open Exhibition for several years. Annette won best of show with numerous works. One of her paintings of a cowboy was accepted into the Governor's Calendar and hung in the Governor's mansion. She loved to travel and her family shared many wonderful trips with her over the years, but her favorite place on earth was the white sand beaches of Florida's Emerald Coast.

Read her complete obit here. Read her Featured Artists write up here

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Arkansas Children's Hospital. Flowers wither and die, but help given to others never fades. That's what Annette wanted.