Longtime Newton County GOP member and WWII Veteran Sid Garner has passed away. The following has been passed along by the Newton County GOP.
“J. Sid Garner, a native of Mississippi came to Georgia and settled at Jackson Lake in southern Newton County. He became active in the Newton County GOP by volunteering for various activities and was always available to help in different projects. He served as a Vice Chairman of the county party for one term.
Sid became a key member of an inner circle of the campaign of then Representative John Douglas when he ran for the open 17th Senate District seat in 2004. The group met every Friday morning of the primary and run-off campaign to discuss the events of the past and coming week. Sid’s advice was always on target and of great value.
After Douglas’ victory, Sid moved on to become the campaign’s bookkeeper and finance chairman. He kept the books up to and including the most recent Dec 31 report and always ensured an accurate count was on hand.
Sid Garner was a devoted Christian, American patriot and Ronald Reagan conservative Republican. He and his wife Mary were pillars of the county GOP and his contributions will long be cherished. “
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Garner’s family, as well as his friends in Newton County.