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Garnet Abell

July 27, 1935 — April 20, 2018

Garnet E. Abell 82 of Carmi, passed away Friday evening April 20, 2018 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. She was born July 27, 1935 in Pike County, IN the daughter of Henry and Nancy Ellen (Phillips) Davis. She married Billy Joe Abell on December 24, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 2007.

Garnet was a Church Pastor. She pastored at the New Haven Tabernacle Church for 14 years.

She is survived by her sons, Scott and Jody Abell; and her daughters, Rhonda Sageser and Tawana Sutton. Six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, brother, Mark Davis and sisters, Sonja Mobley and Lana Meyerholtz. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Dwight and sister, Joan Watts.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday April 22, 2018 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Martin Cemetery at Glezen, IN. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time. Online condolences may be left at

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