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Rev. Garry Garrison
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A celebration of life service for the Rev. Garry Garrison, 59, of Alto, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, at Level Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Brian James and the Rev. Jody Garrison officiating. Burial followed in Old Mud Creek Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Mark Garrison officiating at graveside.

Mr. Garrison died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

Born March 6, 1954, in Habersham County, he was a son of the late Rev. Clyde Garrison and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Rebecca Poole Garrison. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Gregory Garry Garrison and Jennifer Rebecca Garrison; and brothers, James Aden Garrison and Farry Dwight Garrison.

The Rev. Garrison was employed as a plant manager at Robins Manufacturing. He was an ordained minister, having been pastor at Line Baptist Church, Harmony Baptist Church and Tates Creek Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed farming, handy work and cutting wood, but most importantly spending time with his family. The Rev. Garrison was the former owner and operator of Cornelia Mill and Feed for 23-plus years.

Surviving are his loving wife of 41 years, Diane Smith Garrison, whom he married on July 14, 1972; daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Joe Poole of Smyrna; son and daughter-in-law, Graham and Laurel Garrison of Lawrenceville; grandsons, Maxwell Poole, Luke Garrison and Alexander Poole; brothers and sisters-in-law, Phil and Linda Garrison of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Hugh and Fran Garrison of Cornelia, and John and Brenda Garrison of Gainesville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Ron Ellington of Cornelia; mother-in-law, Addie Lene Segers of Baldwin; sisters-in-law, Wanda Garrison of Baldwin and Gail Garrison of Cornelia; and brother-in-law, Milton Smith of Alto.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 195, Baldwin, GA 30511.

An online guest register is available and may be viewed at

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, was in charge of arrangements.

The Northeast Georgian

Wednesday, February 5, 2014