/SPECIAL FOR THE AJT/  Fannie Garber

Fannie Rachel Davidson Garber died peacefully on April 8, 2014. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who was loved by all. She is survived by daughter Eileen Garber Buckholtz (Howard), sons, Ronald Garber (Roxann) and Barry Garber, sister, Lillian Davidson Galler, and brother, Abe Davidson, grandchildren, David Buckholtz (Suzanne), Ryan Buckholtz (Amy), Alyse Garber Craun (Jon) and Kent Garber and great grandson, Levi Buckholtz. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Karl, of 37 years, sisters, Goldie Bailey and Shirley Abromowitz, and brother, David Davidson. Fannie was born May 25, 1924 in Lenoir, N.C. and was raised in Cochran, Ga. She was a graduate of Middle Georgia College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her degree in business administration and was a member of the UNC Women’s Senate. After graduation, she was hired into Rich’s management program and worked as a buyer at Rich’s in Atlanta. Fannie Davidson married Karl Garber in 1946 in Atlanta. In 1955, the Garbers moved to Warner Robins, Ga., where Karl and Fannie opened their own business, Garber’s Department Store. Fannie exceled at helping her customers find the right clothes to wear and was a personal shopper long before it became popular. She loved to cook and was known for her pies—apple, pecan, lemon meringue and her amazing peach pie. She was interested in politics and campaigned for Jimmy Carter when he ran for president. Fannie enjoyed reading and was an advocate for children’s literacy volunteering with RIF – Reading Is Fundamental program. As an active member of the American Association of University Women, she helped to organize the annual fundraising book sale. Sign an online guest book at www.edressler.com. Contributions in her memory can be made to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Weinstein Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association and Atlanta National Council of Jewish Women. The family would like to express thanks to Fannie’s caregivers from Kadan Homecare, Ola Turner, Paulina Hampton and Lorna McKenzie, as well as to Weinstein Hospice. Graveside services were held at Crest Lawn Cemetery on Thurs., April 10 at 2 p.m. with Rabbi David Spinrad officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.