Mrs. Emogene Norton Gander, 89, of Apalachicola, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014 in a local hospital.
Born in Clio, Alabama, she has been a longtime resident of Apalachicola. Mrs. Gander was a retired school teacher from Franklin County School District. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola.
Mrs. Gander is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Bertie Lee Norton; brothers; Clyde Norton and Clarence Norton Jr., and sister; Catherine Cox Steinaker.
She is survived by her husband; J.V. Gander Sr.; son; Jimmy Gander and wife, Charlotte; grandsons; Jim Gander and Joe Gander; granddaughter Donna Duncan; and great-grandson; Kristopher Duncan.
Funeral services for Mrs. Gander were conducted on Wednesday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Apalachicola with Rev. Themo Patriotis officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery.
The following gentlemen served as active pallbearers, Rex Buzzett, F.G. Lovett Jr., Wayne Hicks, Kristopher Duncan, Al Steinaker and A.J. Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Tink Hose, DeWitt Galloway, Fred Fitzgerald and Aaron Taylor.
Expressions of sympathy may be submitted and viewed at www.southerlandfamily.com.