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Grover Wallace Milner Grover Wallace Milner
(February 7, 1933 - January 23, 2011)

WISE FUNERAL HOME 219 W. SAM RAYBURN DR. P. O. BOX 188 BONHAM, TX 75418 903/583-2161 FAX 903/583-2806


Grover W. Milner (G.W.), 77, of Bonham, TX, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, January 26, 2011 in Wise Funeral Home Chapel, 219 W. Sam Rayburn Dr., Bonham, TX 75418 with Pastor Steven Luton officiating.

Final Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at Grace Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church 802 N. 1st Street, Iowa Park, TX at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Kendell Graves officiating. Burial will follow the celebration at Highland Park Cemetery in Iowa Park, Texas where lifelong friend and fellow minister Tom Marshall will give the final benediction.

The son of James Vasco Milner and Mable Iona Veazey Milner, G. W. was born on February 7, 1933 in Talla County, Mississippi. G. W. attended school in Mississippi. G. W. married Josie Pearl Davidson on May 25, 1951 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Josie preceded him in death on May 10, 2000. G. W. later married Sherry Ann Adams on April 26, 2002 in Lawton, Oklahoma.

G. W. was an ordained minister, pastor and evangelist; during his ministry, he pastored churches in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. In his life, he was an ordained minister of both the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ and the United Pentecostal Church. G. W. was preceded in death by both his parents and 4 brothers, James Milner, Warren Milner, Marvin Milner and Jerry Milner.

G. W. is survived by: Wife, Sherry Milner of Bonham, TX, 2 Sons, David W. Milner, Sr. (wife, Jeanine) of Atlanta, GA, and Daniel Glenn Milner (wife, Sarah) of Iowa Park, TX, Daughter, Anna Dorlene Twomey of Arlington, TX, Stepson, Toby Duck of Lompoc, CA, Stepdaughter, Mei Wilson (husband, Antwain) of Sherman, TX, 2 Brothers, Alton Milner of Jackson, MS and Bill W. Milner of Madison, MS, Sister, Loree Cloninger of Winona, MS, Grandchildren, David W. Milner, Jr., Paige Milner Walker, Janna Michele Routh, Robyn LeAnn Twomey and Brooklyn Glenn Twomey, Step grandchildren, Jasmine Pope and Rashawn Wilson, Great Grandchildren, David W. Milner, III “Trey” and Brian Wayne Evans, Jr. A number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers in Bonham, TX will be Jimmy Gilbert, Chad Marriot, Blake Luton, Joseph Gilbert, Daryle Cleveland, and Marcos Rodriguez.

Pallbearers in Iowa Park, TX will be James Routh, John W. Routh, Leroy Routh, John E. Routh, Archie Kennedy and Mack Painter.

The family will receive friends at Wise Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday. Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com