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Earl Judson Costner
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Birth: Jan. 1, 1914
Death: Sep. 14, 2007

Earl Judson "Happy Jack" Costner, 93,of Bessemer City, died September 14, 2007 at Rehabilitation and Health Center of Gastonia. He was born in Gaston County on January 1, 1914, to the late Thomas Lee and Mamie Lavar Holland Costner.

INTERMENT: Westview Gardens, Bessemer City

Earl was a member of Holland Memorial Baptist Church, Bessemer City. He served in the United States Navy and was a minister for many years.

SURVIVORS: sons: Sanford Costner of Alabama, David Costner of Pennsylvania, Earl Costner, Jr. of Mt Holly; daughters: Eleanor Hall of Belmont, Nancy Huffstetler of Mt. Holly; brother: Jerry Costner of Bessemer City; sisters: Nellie Neal and Peggy Costner both of Bessemer City, Doris Tino of SC; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; special nieces and nephews: Julie Conrad, Brandy Edwards, Gage Taylor

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: in addition to his parents: wife: Rachel Warlick Costner; daughter: Catherine Devine Laughridge; sons: Johnny Lee Costner, Robert Stephens Costner; brothers: Oscar Richard Costner, Russell Boyd Costner, Samuel Costner, Lavern Costner; sisters: Eva Detter, Rosella Ford, Beatrice Callahan
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Lee Costner (1885 - 1971)
  Mamie E Holland Costner (1890 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Rachel Warlick Costner (1914 - 1992)*
 
 Children:
  Catherine Elizabeth Costner Laughridge (1933 - 1997)*
  Sanford Keith Costner (1939 - 2011)*
  Johnnie Lee Costner (1940 - 1945)*
  Robert Stevens Costner (1942 - 1943)*
  David Wesley Costner (1947 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oscar Richard Costner (1907 - 1993)*
  Eva Mae Costner Detter (1909 - 1991)*
  Russell Voyd Costner (1911 - 1989)*
  Earl Judson Costner (1914 - 2007)
  Nellie Juanita Costner Neal (1916 - 2011)*
  Samuel Wilkins Costner (1924 - 1925)*
  Otis Levern Costner (1935 - 1969)**
  Pearl Jean Costner Ray (1937 - 2007)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Westview Gardens
Bessemer City
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Mike Huffstetler
Originally Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Oct 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22270376
Earl Judson Costner
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Feb. 2, 2011

- Mike Huffstetler
 Added: Dec. 19, 2010
Rest in Peace Dad
- Nancy Huffstetler
 Added: Mar. 11, 2010
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