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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Deputy Mark Garner. Visitation will be at Ryan Funeral Home in Trenton on Sunday from 1-8 p.m., and Monday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 in the funeral home chapel. (All times Eastern)

According to friends, Garner died at home this morning of a heart attack, as he was preparing to go to work. During his law enforcement career, he worked for the South Pittsburg Police, Hamilton, Walker, Marion and Dade County Sheriff's Departments. He was a longtime school board member for the Richard Hardy Memorial School district and former D.A.R.E. officer for Marion County schools.
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Funeral arrangements have been announced for Mark Garner, longtime local law enforcement officer. He died Friday morning at the age of 53, as he was getting ready to report for work in Dade County. ...

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Jackie GreenWill be praying for his familys loss. He was def one of the best!

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Debbie Hicks ArringtonSorry for the family. Sorry for all the depts. He worked at. Sorry for the friends loss.sorry great guy!!!!!!!

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Football Finals for Friday Night Football!

Baylor 48 AT Red Bank 7 FINAL
Bledsoe Co. 21 AT South Pittsburg 28 FINAL
Boyd-Buchanan 49 AT King’s Academy 26 FINAL
Bradley Central 34 AT McMinn Co. 14 FINAL
Central 6 AT Soddy-Daisy 42 FINAL
Lookout Valley 0 AT CCS 50 FINAL
Cleveland 18 AT East Hamilton 15 FINAL
Copper Basin 13 AT Hayesville (NC) 41 FINAL
Grace 21 AT Eszell-Harding 41 FINAL
Marion Co. 41 AT Grundy Co. 6 FINAL
Walker Valley 42 AT Hixson 32 FINAL
David Crockett 49 AT Howard 0 FINAL
McCallie 42 AT Blackman 44 FINAL
Rhea Co. 62 AT McMinn Central 13 FINAL
Oneida 13 AT Meigs Co. 7 FINAL
Notre Dame 21 AT Tyner 27 FINAL
Ooltewah 46 AT Signal Mtn. 3 FINAL
Polk Co. 7 AT Sequoyah 42 FINAL
Sale Creek 52 AT Concord Christian 13 FINAL
Whitwell 14 AT Sequatchie Co. 42 FINAL

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The Marion County High School Warriors travel to Coalmont to take on the Grundy Co. Yellow Jackets tonight. Kickoff is at 7pm CDT. Hear the game LIVE on Music Radio 820 WTNW and at www.wtnw820.com and via their mobile app! ... See MoreSee Less

The Marion County Community and our Tri-State area today mourns the loss of a longtime area resident, law enforcement officer, and former DARE officer to many in our county.

Mark Garner, who spent many years of his law enforcement career with the Marion County Sheriff's Department, has passed away.

A post on the Dade County Sheriff's Department Facebook page says: "The Dade County Sheriff's Office regrets to inform the community of the passing of a caring and devoted Deputy, Mark Garner. Deputy Garner worked as the CHAMPS Officer at Dade and Davis Elementary schools. Our sincerest prayers are with his wife, daughters and family at this time. Rest in peace dear friend! We will always remember you as Tennessee's biggest fan!"

Officials in Dade County have not yet released information about the cause of Deputy Garner's death, nor has any information regarding funeral arrangements been released.

We at MarionCountyMessenger.com also wish to extend our most sincere thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and fellow officers.
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Melissa MarvinPrayers for his family.

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Anita AndesPraying for the family of this wonderful man!!

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Jwayne MckennedyRest in peace friend

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John R DobbsR.I.P Sir.

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"HOW-DEE! I'm just so proud to be here!" - Minnie Pearl. That's right she's coming to The Princess Theatre this Saturday at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 with 2 non-perishable food items for the Marion Co...

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The Marion County Warriors start the season off with a big win against Hixson. The final score Marion County - 38 Hixson - 12. Listen to the replay at 3pm CDT on your home for Marion County Warriors Football Music Radio 820 WTNW! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sequatchie Co. 12, South Pittsburg 7 -- FINAL ... See MoreSee Less

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Kenneth ReynoldsTigers are back🐯

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Tonight two teams in the valley square off for week one of TSSAA regular season football. Good luck tonight to the South South Pittsburg High School Pirates who take on Sequatchie Co. at home in Beene Stadium... And the Whitwell High School Tigers who host the Grundy Co. Yellow Jackets also at home at Holtcamp Stadium. The Marion County High School Warriors face Hixson tomorrow in Jasper...kick-off is 12 Noon Central at Baxter Stadium. Good luck on a great first week and season to all of our area teams!
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BREAKING: Marion County Warriors vs. Hixson has been moved again! The new date and time will be SATURDAY 8/22/15 at 12 Noon CDT in Jasper... LIVE radio coverage begins shortly before 12 Noon on WTNW 820 AM in Jasper. ... See MoreSee Less

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