Mr. Tyner died on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at Athens Regional Hospital.
Mr. Tyner was born in Elberton, Ga. He was the son of the late Thomas and Ada Warren Tyner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Lee Tyner; two brothers, John Wayne Tyner and Tommy Tyner; and a sister, Martha Nell Tyner.
Survivors include three sons, Edward Garnett Tyner, Jr., of Helen, Ga., Travis Wayne Rice of Augusta, Ga., and Kevin Garnett Tyner of Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Stephanie LaDassor of Cadiz; 10 grandchildren; and two sisters, Bonnie Evans and Laverne Evans, both of Elberton, Ga.