Sarah Lucille Varner


Sarah Lucille Varner (“Mamaw”), 85, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at a family residence.  

She had been a resident of Cleveland for over 70 years.  She was a Godly woman and a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family.  She attended many different community churches close to her home during her lifetime. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “Joe” Varner; parents: Arthur and Isabell Bowers; brothers: Elack and J.W. Bowers; daughter, Judy Morrison; grandson, Jeremy Anderson; son-in-law, James Cross; step-children: Bill Varner, Patricia Thomas; and step-grandchildren: James Varner and Gene Varner.

She is survived by five children: Peggy Bates and husband Richard, Debbie Anderson and husband James, Darrell Varner and wife LuAnn, Timmie Varner and wife Christina, and Patrice Dixon; two step-children, Virginia Woody and Jim Varner and wife Joella; five grandchildren: Bryan, Aaron, and Alyshia Varner, Venecia O’Bannon and Misty McCalley; three great grandchildren: Jacob Anderson, Liam Varner and Dylan McCalley; three step-grandchildren, Vicki Cavett, Kim Gregg and Gina Bunch; brother, Bob Bowers; sister, Elizabeth Bowers; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation times will be announced by the funeral home.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Varner family guestbook at


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