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Charles Lewis Brenner, Sr
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Birth: Feb. 25, 1907
Death: Feb. 22, 1997
Hot Springs
Garland County
Arkansas, USA

Charles Lewis Brenner, Sr. died in Hot Springs at age 89. A special obituary in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette detailed Brenner's career at Gross Mortuary, including the GI Movement. The GI Movement was a group of GIs who returned to Hot Springs after the war and found a corrupt city government. Meeting in secret in the mortuary chapel -- with the lights off so no one knew who was attending the meetings -- the group put together a plan to get rid of the corruption. They were led by Sid McMath, who later became governor of Arkansas. The obituary also mentioned that Brenner was a life member and past secretary of the Arkansas State Board of Embalmers. He was also founding stockholder and board member of the Selected Funeral and Life Insurance Company, a company that now provides the funeral profession an effective insurance program and also owns several cemeteries in Hot Springs. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Herbert Brenner (1880 - 1934)
  Kathleen Ellenbrook Brenner (1879 - 1955)
 
 Spouse:
  Juliette O. Reese Brenner (1907 - 1951)
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Lewis Brenner (1907 - 1997)
  George Herbert Brenner (1910 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Hot Springs
Garland County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Block C
 
Created by: P. V. Hays
Record added: Nov 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31737314
Charles Lewis Brenner, Sr
Added by: P. V. Hays
 
Charles Lewis Brenner, Sr
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