Aber A. Gannaway, Jr.
Funeral Date: 7/5/2017

Aber A. Gannaway, Jr., age 91, of Warren, AR, passed away on July 1. He was born on January 15, 1926, in Warren to the late Aber A. Gannaway, Sr. and Gladys Berryman Gannaway. He was preceded in death by sister Alma Jean Young. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Ora Mae Gavin Gannaway; three children: David Gannaway (Gail), Paul Gannaway (Becky) and Janie Runkle (Keith); six grandchildren: Jeremy Gannaway, Laura McClanahan (Steven), Amy Hoffmann (Brett), Gracen Stogsdill (David), Bailey Runkle and Andrew Runkle; and six great-grandchildren: Hayes and Carter McClanahan, Eli and Emerson Stogsdill, and Reid and Avery Hoffmann. Family meant everything to him and he was especially proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Aber was a lifelong member of the Warren First Baptist Church. He loved the church and served as a Deacon Emeritus, a dedicated Sunday School teacher for 66 years and on numerous church committees. Aber enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in January, 1944, and was training to be a B-24 gunner when World War II ended. He attained the rank of sergeant and spent the remainder of his time in the service in Italy serving in a variety of capacities during the post-war demobilization and equipment disposal process. Following his discharge in December, 1947, he returned to Warren and worked as the service manager at Blankenship Motor Company for 16 years. He then worked as the shop and equipment superintendent at Moro, Inc. in Warren for 40 years. He was a volunteer fireman for 25 years, a member of the American Legion and had a God-given talent for being able to repair most anything. In his later years, he loved to talk about the people he had known and the changes he had seen in Warren during his 91 years. Funeral service was 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Frazerís Chapel with Rev. Steve Lasiter officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist was Rev. Steve Lasiter. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazerís Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were Curtis Blankinship, Jr., Paul Cash, Vol Ford, Jeremy Gannaway, Steven McClanahan, Cliff Morgan, Todd Scroggins, and David Stogsdill. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Runkle, Bill Jones, Brett Hoffman, Heath Reep, Thomas Gavin, Dr. Joe H. Wharton, Sam Fullerton, Nazair Minton, Joe Hairston, Phil Berry, Marsha Berry, and Joe D. Hammons. Memorial contributions may be made to Warren First Baptist Church, 310 S. Main St., Warren, AR 71671 or to the Warren Veterans Museum, 210 N. Main St., Warren, AR 71671.



Name: Nell Reep
Message: My sincere sympathy to all the family.

Name: Robert Woolard
Message: Warm and caring thoughts for your entire family during your time of loss.

Name: Mark Estes
Message: So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Ricky Green
Message: Paul, Becky and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Name: Patti and Donnie Bryant
Message: Prayers and sympathy to the family

Name: Mike Berryanite

Name: Jimmy & Emily Moseley
Message: Worked with Mr Aber many years. Will miss his quick wit. Prayers for the family

Name: Pam Thompson
Message: Peace and understanding is my prayer for this precious family.

Name: Bill Elliff
Message: We are praying for all of you. The loss of such a wonderful man is bittersweet--grateful that he is with Christ, but so sad for the loss. Bill Elliff, Pastor, The Summit Church

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of Mr. Aber. He was such a wonderful man and example to so many of us. I am thankful he was a part of my life!

Name: Felton Parker
Message: David sorry to hear that your Father passed away. Prayers for the entire Family.

Name: John & Sandy (Ballentine) Gavin
Message: We will sure miss seeing Mr. Aber on his mower or working in his yard. Prayers for comfort to your family.

Name: Rob&Dana Johnson

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
Message: A fine man. God bless. Prayers for all.

Name: Mark Binns
Message: I have fond memories of being at the Gannaway house on West Pine. Those parents were kind & gentle folks-salt of the earth.

Name: Keith & Teresa Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with this Family. Such a joy, privilege and honor to have known this Godly man. He will truly be missed

Name: Wilmot Green
Message: So sorry for your loss. May God hold you in His comforting arms wipe your tears.

Name: John & Brenda Wisener
Message: Our sympathy and prayers for the family during this most difficult time .

Name: Mike Paulus
Message: Jo and I are saddened by your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Shane & Brianne Smith
Message: Thoughts and prayers to you all and the days ahead. Love, Shane and Brianne