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Mary Lou Garner

broadcast executive

Mary Lou Garner, American broadcast executive.


Garner, Mary Lou was born on February 21, 1934 in Decherd, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Harold Osborne and Reba Lou (Garner) Baker.


Associate of Arts, Motlow State Community College, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1990.


Clerk typist Terry Insurance Company, Cowan, Tennessee, 1951-1952. Teacher area elementary school district, Winchester, 1953-1954. Typist, member library staff University of South, Sewanee, 1978-1980.

Secretary Station WZYX, Cowan, 1958-1978, co-owner, office manager, since 1980.


Member long-range planning and zoning board City of Cowan, 1993-1994. Reporter, charter member board directors Volunteer Methodist Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Winchester, 1982-1990. Secretary American Legion Auxiliary, 1980-1994.

Board directors area Human Society. Member agricultural advisory committee University Tennessee. Active various Democratic political activities, campaigns, Winchester, since 1960.

Member Cowan Commercial Club (secretary, board directors since 1980).


  • Other Interests

    Jogging, tap dancing, reading, music, cooking.


Married Willard E. Garner, September 22, 1951. Children: Beverly Lou, Beckye Lynn.