Elder Danner was a great freedom fighter. He was instrumental in helping to abolish segregation in Athens, GA in the mid 1960's. While living in the state of Georgia, Elder Danner fought diligently for the cause of integrating public schools, restaurants, and places of social gatherings in the South. He served as a probation officer to help young people that were in need of a Godly spiritual guidance.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his devoted wife of fifty-nine years, Mary Lippard Danner.

He leaves to cherish precious memories his three daughters, Carol D. Morrow (Charles) of Gainesville, Georgia., Louise D. Bradshaw (James) of Shelby, North Carolina, and Patricia "Pat" D. Wilson (David) of Newton, North Carolina; three sons, Ausbert L. Danner (Velinia) of Newton, North Carolina, Freeman Danner (Marsha), and Bishop Larry Danner (Christine) both of Gastonia, North Carolina; two brothers, Ausbert G. Danner of Charlotte, North Carolina and J.C. Danner of Newton, North Carolina; twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty-six great grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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