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Annie Tazwell LLOYD

Annie Tazwell LLOYD

Female - 1986

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  • Name  Annie Tazwell LLOYD 
    Born  Chapel Hill, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Obituary  Thursday, September 4, 1986 
    Charoltte Observer  
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      Annie Gardner Taught Thousands to Play Piano
      /bBy Robert Conn, Staff Writer

      Annie Tazwell 'Tazzie" Lloyd Gardner of Chapel Hill and formally of Shelby, who began teaching piano in 1929 and taught thousands of students for over 60 years, died September 2, 1986. She was 90.
      In the 1920's and 1930's, Mrs. Gardner taught piano in Shelby, both at her home and at school during recess and after class. When the family moved to Chapel Hill in 1939, she began teaching piano in the schools there, this time as an employee, as well as in her home.
      "She loved young people and enjoyed the thrill of music," said her son Lloyd Gardner. "She taught so many thousands of people."
      Mrs. Gardner was also an active Democrat, campaigning for two Governors -O. Max Gardner in 1928 and Clyde R. Hoey in 1936, both from Cleveland County.
      "She knocked on doors, canvassed mills, handed out literature, all of it," said her son Scott Gardner. "They furnished her, for her campaigning, a full-time chauffer," he said. "both said they could cut their political staff in half if they had more people like my mother." Scott Gardner said his mother and his father, the late P. Cleveland Gardner, a former county solicitor and county historian in Cleveland County, were very upset about the sweatshops.
      Many mill employed young children, he said, who were sweeping floors and doing other tasks around the mills. "She was very active in trying to put an end to these people being in economic slavery." He said.
      She attended the Southern Conservatory of Music in Raleigh and then attended Meridith College in Raleigh.
      She was a native of Chapel Hill. She was a member of University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill.
      Her funeral is 11 A.M. Friday at Walker Funeral Home.
      Survivors are her sons, Lloyd Gardner, Scott Gardner, Tommy Gardner, all of Chapel Hill; Sister Mrs. Stella Long of Santa Anna, California.b
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    Occupation  Piano Teacher 
    Died  2 Sep 1986  Chapel Hill, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I224  myfamilytree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2007 

    Family  Paris Cleveland "Cleve" GARDNER,   b. 30 Jan 1887, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1974, Chapel Hill, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Lloyd William GARDNER,   b. 20 May 1924, Gaston, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1992, Durham, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Scott Cleveland GARDNER,   b. 5 Jun 1929, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Tommy Beam GARDNER,   b. 20 Sep 1933, Cleveland County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 2010, Jacksonville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2007 
    Family ID  F745  Group Sheet

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