Gerald 'Max' Christner (THOMSON, Ga.)

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Gerald 'Max' Christner of Stagecoach Rd., Thomson, GA entered into rest November 29, 2007 at University Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Christner. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, December 3, 2007 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be: Bud Overholser, Richard Overholser, Robert Hudson, Wayne Bennett, George Atnip, and Vernon Baldwin. Mr. Christner was born in Columbus, Mississippi and was the son of the late Raymond Russell Christner and the late Clara Catherine Rody Christner . He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, qualifying as Expert Rifleman, and was part of the Marine Corps Vietnam Expeditionary forces. Mr. Christner completed his enlistment aboard the U.S.S. Mt. McKinley in the communications unit during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Christner retired from Carole Fabrics as assistant Plant Manager. He had served as Plant Manager for several other home fashions manufacturers in Westfield, Indiana; Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania; Augusta, Georgia; and Chester, South Carolina. Survivors include his wife Barbara Christner, Thomson, GA; sister: Soni Williams, Athens, OH; three nieces and one nephew. Mr. Christner was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Moore. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM Sunday at the funeral home. You may sign the guestbook and view a memorial tribute at . Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, GA, 595-4100 Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-December 1, 2007