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Anna Pabst Matthews

Sept. 8, 1948 ~ July 9, 2019

Services will be held: July 20, 2019

Wiley Max Altman, Sr.

September 14, 1932 ~ July 14, 2019

Services will be held: July 18, 2019

Mark Wilson

August 30, 1960 ~ July 13, 2019

Services will be held: July 17, 2019

Lloyd Douglas Jones

March 17, 1945 ~ July 12, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Martha “Anne” Garner

May 11, 1943 ~ July 11, 2019

Services will be held: July 14, 2019

Linda Golden Brown

November 29, 1944 ~ July 10, 2019

Services will be held: July 15, 2019

Edward “Ed” Wesley Padfield, Jr.

July 29, 1942 ~ July 8, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

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Lindsay H. Rush

August 19, 1927 ~ June 26, 2019

Services will be held: July 12, 2019

Andrew McKinley Chavis

February 24, 1952 ~ March 28, 2019

GARNER- Andrew McKinley Chavis, 67, passed away on March 28, 2019. A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Willis and Flora Bolling Chavis.

He was educated in the Wake County Public Schools. At a very young age, he joined Pleasant Grove United Church of Christ and later joined Wake Baptist Grove Church where he was a Trustee and remained an active member until his death.

Andrew was employed with the State of North Carolina, both at NC State University and at East Garner Elementary School, where he retired as head custodian.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, at Wake Baptist Grove Church in Garner with the Rev. James Clanton officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be from 1:30 – 2:00 pm at the church, prior to the service.

He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Lyons and Alice Chavis; step-sons, Martin and LaVon Dunn; sister-in-law, Reba Chavis; special nieces, Peggy Hanton, Ernestine Lyons and Doris Simmons, as well as other cherished family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet Smith Chavis; sisters, Estelle Chavis, Betty Chavis Mayo and Viola Holland; brother, Nathaniel Chavis and niece, Linda Simmons Smith.

Andrew was well known in the Garner community and loved by many. He will be greatly missed.


April 4, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Wake Baptist Grove Church, Garner
302 E. Main Street Garner, NC 27529


April 4, 2019

2:00 PM

Wake Baptist Grove Church, Garner


  1. Amy Armstrong

    Today I lost one of my dearest friends. He left me with a great deal of wisdom to carry on with and be strong I think he knew and he was ready to meet his MAKER

    Rest Andrew its well deserve👼

  2. Carlein Boags

    My name is Carlein. I am a Bible teacher. I am sorry for your loss. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21.4 which promises that one day death shall be no more. I hope this truth brings you comfort also.

  3. Annie Singletary

    My condolences to the family. Andrew was one of the most generous, genuine and kind hearted people that I was blessed to meet. Mom called him an ” Earth Angel” and I strongly agree. He was always willing to help others. I will miss my friend. God has called another Angel home.

  4. Lonnie Walton

    Last time I seen him. He said there go my favorite cousin. And you know what? He was mine also. True friend and much love. Toy

  5. Helen S. Phillips, Garner, NC

    Our condolences to the Chavis and Smith Families, may God bless and give you strength during this difficult time.

  6. Patricia Council

    Andrew was not only the BEST walking buddy I’ve ever had but an unconditional friend. We walked at almost every park, lake and all over Garner in wee hours of the morning. Andrew told me YES more than he said NO to at least the over 30 times we have walked or needed to hire him for something ….. when I got ready to move after 19 years in main st. Andrew was there to help me. When I decided to move back to NC. after 9 months in TN, Andrew was there. When I needed to move in my new salon YES Andrew was there for my first day opening… eye even said YES to me taking him to a fancy restaurant down town lol ( that’s a lot for him) lol… YES 😢😢 my tears are many and he will be missed for SURE….

  7. Nancy Smith

    Drew boy that what I remember him as a child growing up. He and my mother were first cousins the late Alberta Bolling Smith affectionately called ( Peck ). I would often run in to him in Garner I would say to him Do you remember me ? He said yeah your Peck daughter Nancy 😀 I would get a kick out of that to hear my mama being called Peck. My prayers are with my family and everybody who loved him as well.

  8. C alston

    He will be missed

  9. Eunice Smith

    Rest in Peace, Drew. God’s speed!
    Eunice, Kendra, Courtney
    and the kids

  10. Eunice Smith

    Rest in Peace, Drew. God’s speed!
    Eunice, Kendra, Courtney
    and the kids


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