Garrison, Elbert S. 23 Feb 1861 - 4 Aug 1941 CCR 7 Aug 1941 p7
[Note: Son of Jacob & Sarah (Hurst) Garrison; married Nannie E. Horn 17 Jan 1862 - 7 Feb 1886; married Cordelia ‘Delia” Davidson 12 May 1861 - 17 Jul 1944 m/1 McGinnis]
Elbert S. Garrison, 80 years old, died at his home near Ozark Monday. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors are one son, Walter D. Garrison of Linden; one daughter, Mrs. Nettie McGinnis of Ontario, CA; one step-son, Millard McGinnis; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Garrison and Mrs. Mattie Brannon both of McCracken. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at the Mt. Zion Church by the Rev. Floyd Hanks with Masonic services at the grave. Burial was in the McCracken cemetery under the direction of the Chaffin Funeral Home.
Garrison, Emery Leo 1 Sep 1910 - 2 Dec 1989 OH 7 Dec 1989
[Note: Son of Walter D. & Clara Maud (Stone) Garrison]
Emery Leo Garrison, 79, died Saturday in Washington Regional Health Center, Fayetteville, Ark., after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Linden Area. Mr. Garrison was a retired stock and grain farmer and World War II veteran. Survivors include his brother, Clell, Linden; two nieces, Jane Dye and Mary Lou Johnson, both of Ozark; a nephew, Bob Garrison, Cassville; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; and four half-sisters. Services were held Tuesday in Adams Funeral Home with the Rev. James "Hobo" Applegate officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery
Garrison, Eugene G. 12 Feb 1899 - May 1964 CCR 4 Jun 1964 p1
[Note: Son of Isaac Leonard & Mettie (Bray) Garrison; married 1918 Lydia Boyd ; married Nettie B. Anderson 31 Mar 1912 - Aug 1981]
Gene Garrison, 65, a lifelong resident of Sparta, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Ozark after an apparent heart attack. He was a farmer. Survivors are his wife, Nettie, of the home; one son, Bobby Gene Garrison, of Denver, Colo,; and one brother, Adrien E. Garrison, of 537 South Fort, Springfield. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Oldfield Church of Christ with Dwayne Bray officiating. Burial was in Old Boston Cemetery at Oldfield under direction of Adams-Monger
Garrison, Evay Lee (Liles) 25 Aug 1902 - 26 Jan 1972 CCR 27 Jan 1972 p4
[Note: married Walter T. “Tod” Garrison 7 Oct 1882 - 6 May 1973]
Mrs. Evay Lee Garrison, 86, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital. She had been a resident of the Ozark and Galloway areas most of her life and was a member of the Galloway Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter “Tod“; three sons, Alfred of Fair Grove, and William and Arthur, both of Springfield; seven daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Dilley, Springfield, Mrs. Murrel Smith, Bloomingsdale, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Campbell, Chadwick. Mrs. Marie Johnson, Sparta, Mrs. Mildred Brouhard, Kansas City, Mrs. Margaret Haufschild, Baxter Springs, Kan. and Mrs. Betty Sutter, Fordland; a brother, Elger Liles, Springfield; and 36 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Harris of Ozark will announce funeral arrangements.
Garrison, Evay Lee (Liles) 25 Aug 1902 - 26 Jan 1972 OH 3 Feb 1972 p8
Mrs. Evay Lee Garrison, 86, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital. She had been a resident of the Ozark and Galloway areas most of her life and was a member of the Galloway Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Walter “Tod”; three sons, Alfred of Fair Grove, and William and Arthur, both of Springfield; seven daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Dilley, Springfield, Mrs. Murrel Smith, Bloomingdale, Ohio, Mrs. Mary Campbell, Chadwick. Mrs. Marie Johnson, Sparta, Mrs. Mildred Brouhard, Kansas City, Mrs. Margaret Haufschild, Baxter Springs, Kan. and Mrs. Betty Sutter, Fordland; a brother, Elger Liles, Springfield; and 36 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harris Chapel, Ozark, with the Revs. Lynn Swadley, Sr. and Lynn Swadley, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.
Garrison, Everett Haley 26 Jun 1893 - 20 Aug 1972 CCR 24 Aug 1972 p1 & OH 24 Aug 1972 p4
[Note: Son of John Jacob & Tolitha (Hanks) Garrison; married Affie Ethel Caudle 16 Aug 1896 - 23 Nov 1974]
Everett Garrison, 79, of route 1, Sparta, died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday in the Springfield MediCenter where he had been a patient for several weeks. Mr. Garrison was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of the McCracken community. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Affie, a resident of the Springfield Nursing Home; a son, Wendell, of Route 9, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Imogene Parten, of 4818 South Fremont; three brothers, Clarence, Tom and Glen, all of Rt. 1, Sparta; a sister, Mrs. Stella Scott, of Route 2, Rogersville; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Harris Chapel,. Ozark, with the Revs. Lynn Swadley, Jr. and Bruce Maples officiating. Burial was in the McCracken Cemetery.
Garrison, Florence Elizabeth (Farthing) 3 Sep 1907 - 11 Sept 2001
[Note: Daughter of William Abner & Lola Ida (Roper) Farthing; married 20 Jan 1926 Roy Bryson Garrison 20 Jun 1896 - 28 Oct 1964]
Florence Elizabeth Garrison, 94, Springfield, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, in Maranatha Village. She was born Sept. 3, 1907 in the McCracken Community, the daughter of William and Lola Roper Farthing. Florence was baptized in September 1921 in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in McCracken. On January 20, 1926, she was united in marriage to Roy Bryan Garrison, who preceded her in death in 1964. They had two children, Billy Joe and Phyllis June. She was a homemaker. She became a member of Berean Baptist Church, Springfield, in 1994. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Garrison; her daughter, Phyllis; three sisters; and five brothers. Survivors include her son Billy Joe Garrison and wife, Catherine of Springfield; three grandchildren, Gary Garrison and wife, Libby of Willard, Raymond Garrison and his wife, Clara Mae of Springfield, and Tim Garrison and his girlfriend, Cindy Tollison of Springfield; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Leon Gray officiating. Burial will be in McCracken Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Springfield News-Leader 9/12/2001.
Garrison, Floyd 6 Jul 1898 - 20 Oct 1982 OH 28 Oct 1982 pB8
[Note: Son of Joseph M. & Mida ( ) Garrison]
Services for Floyd Garrison, 84, Ava, were held Oct. 23 at Clinkingbeard Funeral Chapel in Ava with the Rev. Carl Willis officiating. Burial was in Arden cemetery. Mr. Garrison died Oct. 20 in Chastain’s Nursing Home in Ava after a long illness. Survivors include three sons, James E., Ava, Freeman, Lebanon, and Jerry, Ozark; five daughters, Mrs. Etta Mae McBride, Stroud, Okla., Mrs. Wonia Scrivner, Brighton, Colo., Mrs. Leona Grevillious, Maui, Hawaii, Mrs. Helen Miller, Route 1, Ava, and Mrs. Brenda Shelton, Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Della Phillips and Mrs. Daisy McGee, both of Kimberly, Idaho and Mrs. Wilma Harper, Route 3, Ava; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Garrison, Frances Larilda (Bledsoe) 19 Sep 1850 - 20 Feb 1951
[Note: Daughter of Newt & Francis (Bounds) Bledsoe; married 18 Jul 1875 John Garrison 10 Aug 1846 - 27 Jun 1941]
Basket Dinner Honors Mrs. Frances Garrison on Her 100th Birthday Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gann entertained Sunday, September 17, with a basket birthday dinner honoring Mrs. Frances Garrison, who celebrated her one hundredth birthday Monday, September 18. Places were laid for Mr. and Mrs. Amos Johnson, Ellis Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Fowler, Mrs. S.F. Shipman, Mrs. Lois Lee of Springfield, Ben Cline and sons, Frankie Lee and Joe Cline, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Campbell, Donald Ray Williams of Sparta, Leroy and Richard Morrisett of Ozark, Mrs. Gussie Eldridge, Frank and Jimmie Shipman, Mary, Sharon Kay and Rosa Shipman, the honoree, and the host and hostess and their son, Bobby. Afternoon callers were Mr. and Mrs. Clell Farwell and daughter of Sparta. Mrs. Garrison makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. Gann. Mrs. Garrison recalled her life story, and Jim Anderson helped piece her story together with facts told him by his father, the late Hiram Anderson, Sr. Mrs. Garrison was born Frances Bledsoe, the daughter of Newt and Frankie Bounds Bledsoe, on a farm in Scott County, Virginia, on September 18, 1950. The farm the family moved on belonged to the father of Hiram Anderson, Sr. Jim Anderson said that his father was born in 1847, and that the latter had told him that he and Frances Bledsoe attended the same school and that he was three years older than she. At the close of the Civil War, Newt Bledsoe and his wife decided to move to Missouri. He made a 4-wheel cart, even making the wheels, hewing spokes and hubs from native timber and binding the wheels with steel tires. In the late fall they loaded their housekeeping things in the cart, hitched a big red ox to the cart, and started for Missouri. Members of the family walked and took turns riding, one at a time, on the cart. After several weeks they reached Jack Burg, Tennessee. As winter was coming on they sold the ox cart and took a train to Memphis, which was the end of the railroad line. There was not bridge at Memphis and they went to St. Louis where they again took a train and went to Lebanon, which at the time was the end of that line. A Mr. Chatman brought them on to Springfield, at that time only a few scattered houses. At Springfield they put their clothes and bed rolls into sacks. Each member of the family carried his portion according to size, and they walked the twenty odd miles to the Elm Grove settlement just north of Kenton post office which is now Lindenlure in Christian County. The Bledsoes lived here until about Easter then moved to Greene County. Three or four years later Mrs. Bledsoe died after a lingering illness which had confined her to bed for over a year. Frances, eldest of the five children, two girls and three boys, took over housekeeping for her father until his death several years later. Then she moved with her grandfather, Mr. Bounds, to Christian County, where she met and married John (Heg) Garrison on July 10, 1876. She has lived in this county most of the 74 years since. Four of her twelve children are living. She had 29 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. One of her grandsons was John S. Taylor, former Ozark banker.
Garrison, Francis Larilda (Bledsoe) 18 Sep 1850 - 20 Feb 1951 CCR 1 Mar 1951
Mrs. Francis Garrison was born in Scott county, Virginia on Sept. 18, 1950 and passed away at her home in Ozark on Feb. 20, 1951. She was the oldest of five children born to Newt and Frankie Bledsoe and she moved with her family to Missouri in the fall of 1866. She was converted at an early age and united with the Fordland Christian church of which she was a member at the time of her death. On July 10, 1876 she was united in marriage with John (Heg) Garrison and to this union 12 children were born. Her husband and eight children preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Walter Garrison of Galloway and Fred Garrison of Oldfield; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Johnson and Mrs. Gussie Eldridge of Ozark; 29 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the Linden chapel by Rev. Sylva Howard and interment was made in the Linden cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home.
Garrison, Franklin Sheridan 22 Jul 1934 - 29 May 2004 of Harrison Harrison Daily Times 25 May 2004
F. S. "Sheridan" Garrison, a respected business and community leader, passed away Thursday, May 20 (2004) at his home in northeast Boone County. He was a visionary and a mentor and friend to many in the community of Harrison, the state of Arkansas, and the transportation industry. He was 69. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 24 at North Arkansas College Pioneer Pavilion in Harrison. Dr. Jim Robinson of the First Christian Church in Harrison will be officiating. Ken Reeves will also be a speaker at the service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 23 at Christeson Funeral Home in Harrison. Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Bob Barker, Frank Conner, Bud Foley, Fred Garry, T. J. Jones, Ronnie Ramsey, Ken Reeves, and Mark Richardson. Honorary pallbearers are John Cooper, Jr., J. D. Simpson, Mike Smith, Sr., and Gene Turner as well as all of the American Freightways/FedEx Freight East associates. Sheridan Garrison was founder and Chairman Emeritus of American Freightways, now FedEx Freight. He served on the Board of Directors of FedEx Corporation until September 2003 as well as serving on the Board of Directors of Energizer Holdings. Inc. The son of Ben F. and Pauline Garrison, Sheridan Garrison graduated with honors from Harrison High School at the age of 16 in 1951. He earned a B. S. degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas. Following college graduation, Sheridan helped with his family's newly founded business, Garrison Motor Freight. He served as director of operations from 1955 until 1966, when he was named president, a role he held at the time the company was sold in 1979. In 1982, Sheridan and a small group of friends and industry veterans began a new venture - Arkansas Freightways. In 1993, the company changed its name to American Freightways to reflect its expanded service throughout much of the United States. In 2001, FedEx Corporation purchased American Freightways, and in 2002, American Freightways and Viking Freight were combined to form FedEx Freight. Today, FedEx Freight is the second largest less-than-truckload carrier in the nation, with approximately 22,000 employees. Sheridan's leadership was widely recognized in the business community. He was active in local and state chambers of commerce, the Arkansas Trucking Association, Arkansas Motor Carriers Association and Nasstrac, a national transportation trade association. Sheridan received numerous awards during his career, including being inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 2002. In addition to serving as a mentor and friend to the many employees of FedEx Freight, Sheridan was active in civic organizations, including the United Way and Rotary. He believed in the value of education and recently contributed an endowed Chair at the University of Arkansas. He also was a leader in fund raising efforts to build a new complex at Harrison High School as well as donating land for the new football stadium to be built. In addition, he was a major donor to the Arkansas State Boys Ranch. He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Open Door Sunday School class. Sheridan Garrison was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin and Pauline (Terry) Garrison; his former wife, JoAnn (Sugg) Garrison; and his son, David Terry Garrison.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Albert and Julianna Garrison; his son and daughter-in-law Thomas Robert and Natalie Anne Garrison; and his son, William Paul Garrison. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Lisa Rae Garrison, Sarah Anne Garrison, and David Perry Garrison. He is survived by his brother, Ben Albert Garrison, and special friend Paula McLain. The family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to contribute should make a donation to the charity of their choice. [Sheridan Garrison’s grandparents moved from Ozark, MO to St. Joe, AR about 1900]
Sheridan's gifts many; we'll all miss this giant
By: J.E. Dunlap, Jr., Publisher Emeritus 05/31/2004
Sheridan Garrison had so many friends in this area, across Arkansas and the nation, that his sudden death, "the word 'stunned' took on new meaning" as the eulogy by his close friend and associate, Ken Reeves noted at the funeral Monday. "It is truly the end of an era," Reeves noted. I will always remember the huge favor he did for me personally six years ago when my wife passed away. By chance, I called him to find out where the company jet might be that day as I had a granddaughter in Boulder, CO., who needed to get home as soon as possible. He checked and called me back that the plane happened to be in Denver, CO., on site acquisition business. He advised me to tell Jennifer to be at the Jefferson County Airport, just south of Boulder that afternoon at a determined time. She met the flight crew there and was home about 2 1/2 hours later. Soon after the funeral I inquired of Sheridan on how much I owed for the plane trip. He said he could not and would not accept any pay and to "forget it." I asked what I could do to compensate for such a big favor. He said I could contribute to the "Jack Reeves Memorial Scholarship Fund" at North Arkansas College. That I did in the amount it would take to purchase a commercial roundtrip plane ticket from Springfield, MO., to Denver. My memorial contribution will be to that fund now on Sheridan's untimely death. As Reeves noted in his eulogy, "His (Garrison's) business principles were the very backbone of American Freightways. They say a lot about the man himself:
1. Take care of our customers;
2. Take care of our people;
3. Honor our commitments;
4. Work hard, smart and safely, and work together;
5. Make the most of our resources;
6. Have fun!
And have fun we did!"
In a column of recent date, Harrison native, Mike Masterson, Arkansas Democrat Gazette columnist, noted that he spent most of the year 2000 directing communications for American Freightways. The privately-held firm sold to the Federal Express Corporation four months later and soon afterwards, Masterson returned to journalism "where I belonged." "In earlier years, Sheridan spread his renown sense of humor even into the news pages of the Harrison Daily Times. He and his closest friend, Harrison attorney Ken Reeves, even resorted to purchasing ads ribbing each other with messages only their mutual friends fully understood. That was all part of the good-natured fun, as long as Sheridan felt like he got the final word. The trick was never to flinch or take anything personally, but always watch for the chance to get even." Masterson added, ". . . . It was my observation in my months at American Freightways, that every last one of those 1,000 or so AF associates and another 17,000 nationwide admired and revered, their often brazen and lovable leader. And make no mistake, if he was anything at all, Sheridan was a trailblazer, a wizened leader who ran down and embraced risk rather than ever fearing it." We'll miss this tall figure! ©Ozarks Newsstand 2004
Garrison, Fred Gerald 11 Nov 1918 - 5 Apr 1999 CCH-N 28 Apr 1999
[Note: Son of Clarence Baker & Mary Etta (Scott) Garrison]
Fred Gerald Garrison, age 80, of Sparta, died Monday April 5, 1999 in St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born November 11, 1918 in the McCracken Community and was the son of Clarence Baker Garrison and Mary Etta Scott Garrison. Fred was a farmer and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. His parents and an infant brother preceded him in death. Survivors include an aunt, Florence Garrison of Springfield, and several cousins. Funeral services were 10 a.m. Friday, April 9, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Rev. Ben Brown and Harold Garrison officiating. Burial followed in Linden Cemetery.
Garrison, Gerald Dean 25 Aug. 1933 - 17 Dec. 1996 CCH-N 25 Dec. 1996
[Note: Son of Glenn & Rosa Mae (Fowler) Garrison; married 25 Aug 1959 Lola Mae Cummings]
Gerald D. Garrison, 63, Ozark, died Tuesday, December 17, 1996, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. He was born August 25, 1933, in the McCracken community near Ozark and was the son of Glenn and Rosa Mae (Fowler) Garrison. He continued to live in the Ozark area throughout his life. On August 25, 1959, he married Lola Mae Cummings. Mr. Garrison had been a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church since his youth. Throughout his working career he was employed by Boeing Aircraft, Ozark Wholesale Grocers, Wilson Certified Foods, and Zenith Electronics. For the past fifteen years he was involved in property management. Survivors include his wife, Lola Mae; two children, Danny Garrison, Ozark, and Vicky Jones and her husband, Jeff, Springfield; a grandson, Jackson Garrison Jones; a brother, Ronnie Garrison, and his wife, Judy, Ozark; nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services were held Friday, December 20th, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Harold Garrison officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery.
Garrison, Glenn 20 Dec 1908 - 23 May 1973 OH 31 May 1973 p6
[Note: Son of John Jacob & Tolitha (Hanks) Garrison; married 22 Nov 1930 CCM Rosa Mae Fowler 29 Jan 1912 - 16 June 1993]
Funeral services for Glen Garrison, 64, Route 1, Sparta, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harris Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Maples officiating, Burial was in Linden cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Rose Mae, two sons, Gerald and Ronald, both of Ozark; two brothers, Clarence and Thomas, both of Sparta; one sister, Mrs. Stella Scott of Rogersville and four grandchildren.
Garrison, Goldie Glee (Moody) 9 Aug 1908 - 26 Jun 1982 OH 8 Jul 1982 p2
[Note: Daughter of Ephraim & Paralee ( ) Moody; married Clarence Albert Garrison Nov 1892 - 12 Aug 1967]
Services for Mrs. Goldie Glee Garrison, 74, Kansas City, formerly of Sparta and Springfield, were held June 30 in North Kansas City with burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Mrs. Garrison died June 26 in Lakeside Hospital after an illness of four months, Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louise Lewellen, Springfield; a son, Hubert, Kansas City; three sisters, four brothers; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren
Garrison, Goldie Glee (Moody) 9 Aug 1908 - 26 Jun 1982 OH 15 Jul 1982 p3
Goldie G. Garrison, 74, Kansas City, formerly of Sparta, died June 26 at Lakeview Hospital after a four month illness. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Lewellen, Springfield; a son, Huber Garrison, Kansas City; three sisters, Agnes Beretta, Pauline Jones and Juanita Horseman, off of California; four brothers, Elton Moody, Kansas City, Harold Moody, Beuford Moody and Bill Moody, all of California; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held in North Kansas City June 9 (sic) with interment in Mt. Morish Cemetery.
Garrison, Henry Edward 9 Jun 1933 - 1 Aug 1989 OH 3 Aug 1989 & NN-E 10 Aug 1989
[Note: Son of Fred & Zula M. (Alderson) Garrison]
Henry Edward Garrison, 56, of Rogersville, died Aug. 1 of cancer. Graveside services for Mr. Garrison were held Aug. 5 at the McHaffie Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Caddell officiating. Mr. Garrison was born June 9, 1933, to Fred and Zula Garrison in Douglas County, Missouri. Surviving are four sisters, Gussie Ellen Smith, Carthage, Georgia Helen Clines, Rogersville, Nellie May Hull, Reeds, and Lowell Maxine Hull, Sparta; two brothers, Robert Clell, Carthage, and James Author, Reeds. He was preceded in death by one brother, John Monroe Garrison. Mr. Garrison will be greatly missed by his friends and relatives.
Garrison, Hiram Forgey 19 May 1845 - 12 Nov 1932 CCR 17 Nov 1932 p1
[Note: Son of John B. & Ann W. (Forgey) Garrison; married 13 Dec 1866 Sarah Ann Walker 24 Mar 1846 - 9 Mar 1938]
Hiram F. Garrison, aged 87 years, 5 months and 23 days, was called from this life at his home just northeast of Ozark, on Saturday, Nov. 12, 1932. He was born on May 19, 1845 at Sickles Station, Virginia, and came to this state with his parents in the year 1850, making his home near the old cave which bears his name. During the Civil War he enlisted in the service of his country and served 3 years and 9 months in Company H, 16 Missouri Cavalry. He was one of the 4 remaining old soldiers in this vicinity. At the age of 20 he was married to Sarah Ann Walker. To this union six children were born three of whom Landon, Angie and Florence are living, while three have preceded him in death, two dying in infancy and John B. in 1927. Besides the immediate family he is survived by one half-sister, Mary St. John and two brothers, Lee and Jess and several other close relatives. He became a member of Friend Lodge, NO. 352, A.F. & A.M. more than 35 years ago. He was a member of the Capt. Robertson Post of the G.A.R. Funeral services were held Monday at the home with Rev. J.J. Parten officiating. Burial took place in the family cemetery on the brow of the hill above his home with the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial was made under the direction of B.C. Klepper. Uncle Hiram, as he was endearingly known by the entire community, was a citizen of that sturdy early-day type. He was thrifty, painstaking and saving with his own management and a devoted and faithful friend and neighbor.
Garrison, Howard 4 Jul 1901 - 27 Jun 1974 SDN 26 Jul 1974
[Note: Son of Landon & Amy (Roberts) Garrison; married Nadine Abbott - divorced]
Riverside Inn Founder Dies
OZARK - Funeral services for Howard Garrison, 72, of Ozark, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Cecil Swinehart officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Garrison, founder of Ozark’s Riverside Inn, died at about 8 p.m. Monday apparently of a heart attack. Riverside Inn was established more than 50 years ago as a “chicken eating place” and Garrison later sold it to Jack Engel. Garrison was also an impressionist painter, and had a small art gallery in his home east of Ozark. His paintings were usually landscapes of spots in the Ozarks or portraits of Ozarkers. He is survived by one brother, Ralph, of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Celo Hawkins of 833 East Elm, Springfield, Mrs. Mildred Silvey of Ava, and Mrs. Annabelle Fox of Baldwin; four nieces and eight nephews.
Garrison, Howard 4 Jul 1901 - 27 Jun 1974 SDN 26 Jul 1974
Riverside Builder’s Funeral on Friday
Funeral services for Howard Garrison, 72, of Ozark, founder of the well-known Riverside Inn there, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Harris Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Cecil Swinehart officiating. Burial will be in Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Garrison died about 8 p.m. Monday in his home east of Ozark of an apparent heart attack. His home was also an art gallery where he painted and sold his impressionistic oil and watercolor scenes of the Ozarks. A native of Billings, Mr. Garrison purchased five acres of land on the Finley River in 1919 where he built and designed Riverside Inn. The restaurant opened later that years a as a small “chicken eating place” with Mr. Garrison and a cook as the workers. Riverside now employees more than 30 persons and seats up to 800 guests. The inn was sold to Jack Engel about four years ago, but its walls are still decorated with many of Mr. Garrison’s paintings. He is survived by one brother, Ralph of Ozark; three sisters, Mrs. Celo Hawkins of 833 East Elm, Springfield, Mrs. Mildred Silvey of Ava, and Mrs. Annabelle Fox of Baldwin; four nieces and eight nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian County Library.
Garrison, Isaac Leonard 1 Feb 1871 - 23 Jun 1929 CCR 27 Jun 1929
[Note: Son of Joseph & Adeline (Dowell) Garrison; married 24 May 1895 Mettie Bray 1877 - 1 Feb 1937]
Leonard Garrison, aged 58, died at his home near Sparta, Monday morning, June 24th at 8 o’clock. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Gene of Oklahoma and Adrain of Springfield. The funeral service and burial were held at the Bray cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. T. B. Chaffin of Ozark was the funeral director in charge.
Garrison, James 7 Jan 1896 - 3 Sep 1983 gwobit
[Note: Son of William R. & Buena Vista (Shipman) Garrison; married Eunice B. 25 Feb 1908 - 31 Aug 1991]
James Garrison, 87, Springfield, died at 3:15 pm Saturday in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness. Mr. Garrison, a native of Christian County, moved to Greene County 48 years ago. He operated a general merchandise store at Galloway for 33 years and was a member of Galloway Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Eunice B.; a son Roger, Springfield; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Harris of Ozark will announce services. Contributed by Renee Glass.
Garrison, Jess L. 26 May 1885 - 30 Oct 1981 OH 5 Nov 1981p12
[Note: Son of John B. & Martha (Roark) Garrison; married Charlotte “Lottie” Hedgpeth 7 Sep 1887 - 30 Oct 1919; married Blanche Garrison 1893 - 1969 m/1 Bell]
Jess L. Garrison, 96, Ozark, died Friday, Oct. 30, after a short illness. He was born May 26, 1885, in Ozark, the sixth child of John B. and Martha Roark Garrison. He grew up in Ozark and graduated from Ozark High School in 1904. Mr. Garrison was first married to Lottie Hedgpeth, who preceded him in death in 1919. They had one child, Wendell L. Garrison, now of Springfield, Virginia. He later married Blanche Bell, who passed away in 1969. Mr. Garrison owned a hardware store in Ozark and worked as a salesman of shoes and of real estate at different times. He was a member of the Ozark Christian Church and is survived by his son, Wendell, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Garrison, John 10 Aug 1846 - 27 Jun 1941 CCR 3 Jul 1941 p1
[Note: Son of John & Nancy (Barnard) Garrison; married 18 Jul 1875 CCM Frances Larilda Bledsoe 19 Sep 1850 - 20 Feb 1951]
John Garrison, 94, passed away at his home Friday, June 27. Mr. Garrison had been ill four weeks. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Francis Garrison; two sons, Walter of Galloway and Fred of Keltner; two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Shipman and Mrs. Gussie Eldridge, both of Ozark. Mr. Garrison was a Civil War veteran. He was converted and joined the Baptist Church at Linden about 40 years ago. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. in Linden Chapel by Rev. Floyd Hanks of Ozark. The burial in Linden cemetery was under the direction of Chaffin Funeral Home of Ozark.
Garrison, John B. 1 Oct 1872 - 22 Feb 1927 CCR 29 Sep 1927
[Note: Son of Hiram Forgy & Sarah Ann (Walker) Garrison; married 2 Mar 1902 Caroline M. Loeffler 1878 - ?, daughter of William A. & Hannah (Schornfield) Loeffler]
To died within almost a mile of where he was born and to live his lifetime of 55 years, 11 months and 21 days in the same vicinity is the story of the life of John B. Garrison who died at his home northeast of Ozark on Thursday, September 22d. He was born October 1st, 1872 in this county and near Ozark on the farm the confines of which contain the family burial ground. He was married on March 2nd, 1902 to Carrie Loeffler of Billings. After living about seven years at Billings, John and his wife moved to his father’s farm. They lived here for a number of years and then bought the farm on which he died. He is survived by the widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Garrison, both of whom are now in their eighties; a brother, Landon, of near Ozark; and two sisters, Mrs. Angie Taylor of Ozark and Miss Florence at home, besides many other relatives. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Security Benefit Association. The funeral services were held at the farm residence on Sunday afternoon, September 25th, with rev. J. J. Parten pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating. Burial took place ion the family cemetery on the old home place that same afternoon, with B. C. Klepper undertaking in charge. The high esteem in which John B. Garrison was held by the people of the community was exemplified by the attendance at the last services over his remains. It is said that his funeral was one of the largest ever held in or near Ozark. He was a highly respected citizen, industrious and interested in the affairs of his community.
Garrison, John B. 1 Oct 1872 - 22 Feb 1927 CCR 6 Oct 1927 p1
Card of Thanks
I wish to express my sincere thanks to neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the long illness and death of my husband, John B. Garrison, and for the many beautiful flowers. Also, I wish to thank Dr. J. H. Wade, Rev. J. J. Parten and B. C. Klepper, undertaker. Mrs. Carrie Garrison
Garrison, John Dennis 10 Apr 1867 - 13 Mar 1952 CCR 24 Mar 1952
[Note: Son of James Kirkpatric Polk & Ludicey (Lewis) Garrison; married Alice Laura Garrison 5 Jul 1871 - 2 Oct 1952]
John Garrison, 84, retired farmer and lifelong resident of the McCracken community, died Thursday, March 13, in General hospital in Kansas City where he had been a patient several months. He is survived by his wife, Alice; three daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Harp; Mrs. Eura Gann, and Mrs. J.O. Nazworth, all of Kansas City; a brother Lee Garrison, of Ozark; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in McCracken church with burial in the church Cemetery under direction of Chaffin of Ozark.
Garrison, John Eugene 5 Sep 1939 - 21 Dec 1992 NN-E 30 Dec 1992
[Note: Son of Cecil James & Celia Fern (Cavener) Garrison]
John Eugene Garrison, 53, Springfield, died Monday, Dec. 21, in his home. He was born Sept. 5, 1939, near Linden, the son of Cecil and Fern Garrison. He lived for many years in California before returning to this area in 1981. He was a marketing representative for Walton, Weston and Weston. Survivors include his brother, Orville Garrison, Ontario, Calif.; and many cousins. Services were held Monday, Dec. 28, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Rev. Michael McGinnis officiating. Burial was in McCracken Cemetery.
Garrison, John Jacob 11 Nov 1859 - 6 Nov 1938 CCR 10 Nov 1938 p1
[Note: Son of Jacob & Sarah (Hurst) Garrison; married 27 Dec 1888 Tolitha Hanks Feb 1871 - 1 Jan 1963]
John Jacob Garrison was born on November 11, 1859 in Christian county, Missouri, the son of Jacob and Sarah Hurst Garrison, natives of Tennessee. He passed away at this home in McCracken on Sunday, November 6, 1938 at 12:45 am, aged 78 years, 11 months and 25 days. He was united in marriage to Tolitha Hanks on December 27, 1888 to which union were born 6 sons and two daughters, who survive. They are as follows: Clarence, Roy, Everett, Glenn, Tom and Cecil, all of McCracken, and Mrs. Minnie Brumley of Ozark and Mrs. Stella Scott of Rogersville. Besides the children, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tolitha Hanks Garrison, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Brannum of McCracken and Alice Garrison of Ozark, RFD, and by 15 grandchildren. One daughter died in infancy. He had been a lifelong resident of Christian county and a member of the Mr. Zion Baptist Church for a long number of years. He was a good father, husband and brother, and a kind friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 7, 1938 at 2 o’clock pm in the Mt. Zion Baptist Church at McCracken with the Rev. Floyd Hanks officiating. Interment was made in the McCracken cemetery under the direction of the B.C. Klepper Funeral Home of Ozark.
Garrison, John Jacob 11 Nov 1859 - 6 Nov 1938 CCR 10 Nov 1938 p8
[Note: Son of Jacob & Sarah (Hurst) Garrison; married 27 Dec 1888 Tolitha Hanks Feb 1871 - 1 Jan 1963]
We sincerely appreciate every expression of sympathy and deed of kindness accorded us during the illness and at the death of our husband and father, John J. Garrison.
Mrs. Tolitha Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Brumley, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Garrison.
Garrison, John Roark 22 Oct 1878 - 24 Apr 1925 CCR 27 Mar 1925 p1
[Note: Son of John B. & Martha Jane (Roark) Garrison; married 29 Nov 1903 Iza Dora Hanks 18 Mar 1884 - 19 Jul 1979]
John R. Garrison, aged 46 years, 5 months and 2 days, died at his home at McCracken at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, March 24, 1925, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at the McCracken church at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten of the Ozark Baptist church, with interment in the McCracken cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin. Deceased leaves his aged mother, the widow, two daughters, one half-sister, Mrs. B. F. Karstien of Springfield, two sisters, Mrs. C. F. Hunter of Ozark and Mrs. J. D. St. John of Corvallis, Montana; two brothers, L. C. Garrison of Ozark and J. L. Garrison, all of whom were present at the funeral.
Garrison, John Roark 22 Oct 1878 - 24 Apr 1925 CCR 10 Apr 1925 p1
Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance during the death of our beloved husband and father. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. We also thank Dr. Farthing for his untiring efforts. Mrs. J. R. Garrison and Daughters
Garrison, Juanita 25 Oct 1919 - 16 Oct 1925 CCR 23 Oct 1925 p1
[Note: Daughter of Loyal & Stella (Lee) Garrison]
Juanita Garrison, aged 5 years, 11 months and 21 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loyal Garrison, died of diphtheria at the home in Galloway at 5:00 o’clock p.m. Friday, October 6, 1925. Funeral services were held at the Linden cemetery Saturday at 3:00 o’clock p.m. conducted by Rev.. J. J. Parten, of Ozark, with burial under direction of T. B. Chaffin of Ozark.
Garrison, Landon 26 Nov 1869 - 15 Jul 1944 CCR 20 Jul 1944 p1
[Note: Son of Hiram Forgy & Sarah Ann (Walker) Garrison; married 4 May 1898 CCM Amy Roberts 18 Jul 1877 - 6 Jul 1948]
Landon Garrison, 74, died Saturday at the family home near Ozark following a long illness. Mr. Garrison was a well known resident of the Ozark community having been a farmer in this section of the country for the past 25 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Amy Garrison; three sons, Howard of Springfield, Lloyd of Ozark, and Ralph, who is now stationed in Seattle serving with the U.S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Dwight Hawkins of Ozark; Mrs. Claude Silvey of Ava, Mo., and Mrs. Joe Fox of Minneapolis, Minn., and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, July 18, at the Chaffin Funeral Home in Ozark with Revs. Frank B. West and R.E. Musgraves officiating. Burial was in the Ozark Cemetery.
Garrison, Laura May (Morris) 28 Feb 1960 - 20 May 2002 CCH-N 29 May 2002
[Note: Daughter of John H. & Velma B. (Hoover) Morris; married 8 Nov 1980 Sherman L. Garrison]
Laura May Garrison, 42, Ozark, passed away May 20, 2002, in her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1960, in Nevada, the daughter of John H. and Velma B. Hoover Morris. She married Sherman L. Garrison on Nov. 8, 1980. She held a bachelor of science in education from Pittsburgh State University. She worked in the shipping department of Mostly Memories. Garrison was a member of Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Matthew and Nicholas Garrison, of the home; her father, John Morris, Deerfield: a twin brother. John O. Morris. Juneau, Alaska: brothers, Ralph Tillery, Greenville, Texas, Byron Tillery. Fort Scott, Kan.. Martin Tillery. Vesper, Wis., and William T. .Morris, Deerfield; sisters, Carmen Pettibon and Barbara Bobbett. both of Nevada, Elaine David, Kissee Mills, and Maria Lynn Morris. Deerfield. She was preceded in death by her mother. Funeral services were May 24, in Hopedale Baptist Church, Ozark, with Pastor Terry Kendrick officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. Ozark. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
Garrison, Lee C. 1874 - 2 Jul 1949 CCR 7 Jul 1949
[Note: Son of John B. & Martha Jane (Roark) Garrison; married 21 Jan 1900 Nellie Smith 1878 - 30 Nov 1963]
Funeral services for Lee C. Garrison, 74, who died July 2 in St. Joseph hospital, Kansas City, were held Tuesday afternoon in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark, with the Rev. Harold Hurat, pastor of the Ozark Baptist church, officiating. Burial was in Ozark cemetery under direction of Chaffin Funeral Home. He was the son of John B. and Martha Garrison, a pioneer family of the Ozark community, who lived on a farm just east of Ozark for many years. In 1900 he was married to Miss Nellie Smith, daughter of Marion and Sarah Smith of Ozark, and they moved to a farm west of Ozark where they made their home until 1926, when they located in Texas. Two years later the family moved to Kansas City where he resided until his death. Survivors include his wife; a son, Ward Garrison of Oakland, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Mamie Marley, Mrs. Cleo Merrifield and Mrs. Fern Hurst, all of Ozark; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Jesse Garrison, of Mission, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Mary St. John of Corvallis, Mont.
Garrison, Lee Ledford 21 Oct 1879 - 27 Sep 1959 CCR 15 Oct 1959 p3
[Note; Son of James Kirkpatric Polk & Ludicey (Lewis) Gsrrison; married Martha Jane “Mattie” Dobbs 21 Feb 1880 - 28 Sep 1960 ; name from mortuary record]
Funeral services for Lee J. Garrison, 79, who died Sunday, Sept. 27 at Springfield Baptist Hospital,. following a brief illness were held Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Chapel at Ozark with Rev. W. E. Dowell officiating. Burial was in Linden Cemetery under direction of Chaffin. A lifelong resident of the McCracken community east of Ozark, Mr. Garrison was a retired farmer and a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie Garrison, a daughter, Mrs.. Lena Farthing of Sparta, a grandson and five great grandchildren.
Garrison, Lloyd 27 Nov 1899 - 16 Oct 1949 CCR 20 Oct 1949
[Note: Son of Landon & Amy (Roberts) Garrison; married 2 Jul 1922 Ruth Alice Crain 18 Sep 1902 - 7 Mar 1990]
Loyd Garrison, son of the late Landon and Amy Garrison, was born at Billings, Mo., Nov. 27, 1899. At an early age he joined the Christian church. In 1921 he married Ruth A. Crain, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Crain. He was a lifelong resident of Christian county, most of the time spent on a farm northeast of Ozark. Survivors are the wife, Ruth; two sons, Charles H. of Nixa and Lloyd Jr. of Singapore, China; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Fox of St. Louis, Mrs. Claude Silvey of Ava, Mo., and Mrs. Dwight Hawkins of Ozark; two brothers, Ralph of Springfield and Howard of Ozark. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon with Rev. B. Frank West officiating at the Chaffin Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Ozark cemetery. Bearers will be Adam Jaracke, Chas. Stine, Bill Whitmore, Howard Brazeale, Ward Parsons, and Roger Crain.
Garrison, Lloyd, Jr. 4 Oct 1925 - 2 Jun 1974 SN-L 3 Jun 1974
[Note: Son of Lloyd & Ruth Alice (Crain) Garrison; married Judy]
OZARK - A native of Ozark, Lloyd Garrison, Jr., 48, was killed in an auto accident about 2 a.m. Sunday between Houston and Huffman, Tex. A resident of Huffman, he was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a retired member of the Merchant Marine and had worked for a short time in Springfield for the Frisco Railway. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Ozark. Surviving are his wife, Judy; two sons, Steven and Brian; two daughters, Pamelia and Julie, all of the home; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Garrison, of Ozark and one brother, Charles, of Wichita, Kan. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.
Garrison, Lloyd, Jr. 4 Oct 1925 - 2 Jun 1974 SN-L 4 Jun 1974
OZARK - Funeral services for a native of Ozark, Lloyd Garrison, Jr., 48, of Huffman, Tex., will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Harris Chapel here with the Rev. Harold Mayes officiating. Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery. Mr. Garrison was killed in an auto accident about 2 a.m. Sunday between Houston and Huffman, Tex.
Garrison, Lois “Tuck” (Shipman) Cline 4 Mar 1907 - 20 Mar 1984 OH 29 Mar 1984 p3
[Note: Daughter of Isaac L. & Lydia Belle (Garrison) Shipman; married Ben Cline; married ? Garrison]
Services for Lois Garrison, 77, Ozark, were held March 16 in Harris Chapel with the Rev. Bill Lancaster officiating. Burial was in Ozark Cemetery. Mrs. Garrison died March 13 at St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield, after an illness of one year. Survivors include two sons, Joe Cline, Ozark and Robert Shipman, Santa Anna, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Slavens, Mulvane, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Horner, Ozark; one brother, Tandy Shipman
Garrison, Lucile 13 Aug 1904 - 3 Aug 1943 CCR 5 Aug 1943 p1
[Note: Daughter of Landon & Amy (Roberts) Garrison]
Funeral services for Miss Lucile Garrison, 38, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Landon Garrison, who died Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, at the family home north of Ozark, were held Thursday morning, Aug. 5, at 11 o’clock at the Chaffin Funeral Home. Services were conducted by Rev. B. Frank West with interment in the Ozark cemetery. Employed at the Bank of Ozark for several years prior to its liquidation, Lucile had a wide acquaintanceship and a multitude of friends and her untimely death was a shock to the entire community. She had been in ill health the past two years. She is survived by her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Joe Fox, Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Claude Silvey, Ava, Mo., and Mrs. Dwight Hawkins, Ozark; three brothers, Lloyd Garrison, Ozark, and Howard and Ralph of Springfield. The deceased was an active member of the Ozark Christian church.
Garrison, Luella C. (Chaudoin) 25 Jan 1898 - 17 Jan 1982 OH 21 Jan 1982 p11
[Note: Daughter of David H. & Emily/Emma Francis (Chaudoin) Chaudoin; SSDI gives name as Lella; married ? Garrison]
Services for Luella Garrison, 83, Springfield, were held Jan. 20 in Ralph Thieme Chapel with the Rev. Damon Thomas officiating. Burial was in Maple Park Cemetery. Mrs. Garrison died Jan. 17 in Medicenter after a long illness. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn of the home and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Porter, state of Washington and Mrs. Corrie Warren, Ozark
Garrison, Luvica “Luvicy” (Lewis) 1 Jan 1838 - 26 Jan 1929 CCR 31 Jan 1929 p1
[Note: Daughter of D. & ? ( ) Lewis; married James Kirkpatrick Polk Garrison 11 Oct 1847 - 4 Feb 1891; MO DC gives first name Luvica]
Mrs. Luvice Garrison died at her home at McCracken, January 26th. She had been an invalid for several years. She was 91 years old and leaves two sons, besides other relatives to mourn her departure. The sons are Lee and John, of McCracken. Funeral services were held Sunday, January 27th, at 2 o’clock p.m. by Rev. Ross Carter, with burial in Linden cemetery under direction of T. B. Chaffin.
Garrison, Margaret R. "Mardie" (Daugherty) Vandever 25 Feb 1937 - 13 Oct 1995 CCH-N 18 Oct 1995
[Note: Daughter of ? & Ruth ( ) Daugherty; married ? Vandever; married Wendell Lee Garrison 4 Jun 1930 - 10 Aug 2005]
Margaret R. "Mardie" Garrison, 58, of Springfield, died at 2:15 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, 1995, in St. John's Regional Health Center. Mrs. Garrison was a resident of Springfield for twenty-five years and had been a teller at Empire Bank for twenty years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Elks Lodge 409 Ladies Auxiliary, serving as secretary and treasurer. Survivors include: Her husband, Wendell Lee; a son, Troy Allen Vandever, and his wife, Tracy, Seymour, Mo.; her mother, Ruth Daugherty, Vienna, Mo.; two brothers, Herbert Daugherty, K:C., Mo., and Jack Daugherty, Appleton City, Mo.; a sister, Shirley James, Vienna, Mo.; two granddaughters, Alicia and Amanda Vandever, Seymour, Mo.; two stepsons, Michael Lee Garrison, and his wife, Lana, Rogersville, and Russell Kirk Garrison, and his wife, Carol, Ozark; six step-grandchildren, Travis, Matthew, Jon, Jeremy, and Erin Garrison, and Kim Wright. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995, in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark. Burial will be in McCracken Cemetery, near Ozark. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Garrison, Martha Jane (Roark) 8 Sep 1850 - 15 Jun 1925 CCR 25 May 1925 p1
Garrison, Martha Jane (Roark) 8 Sep 1850 - 15 Jun 1925 CCR 19 Jun 1925 p1
[Note: Daughter of ? & Lucinda Jane (Jenkins) Roark; married John B. Garrison 1 Dec 1816 - 30 Nov 1885]
Martha Jane Garrison, wife of John B. Garrison, deceased, was born in Kentucky September 8, 1850. During her early childhood, she came with her parents to Missouri residing on place one mile east of the old home place where she has lived the past fifty years. She passed away at the home of her son, Lee C. Garrison, Monday, June 15, 1925 at 5:15 p.m. aged 74 years, 9 months and 7 days. Her suffering for the past several months, during which time she has been confined to her bed, has been intense, despite the efforts of relatives, the nurse and the family physician, who did all in their power to allay her suffering and make her last days on earth peaceful. She expressed her faith in Christ twenty years ago at which time she united with the Ozark Baptist church of which she was a member at the time of her death. She leaves two sons and three daughters, Lee C. and Jess L. Garrison and Mrs. Ida Hunter of Ozark, Mrs. Laura Karstien of Springfield and Mrs. Mary St. John of Corvallis, Montana, seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren together with a hose of friends to mourn her loss. Her husband and three sons preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Wednesday June 17 at 3:30 p.m. at the Ozark Baptist church, conducted by Rev. J. J. Parten. Messrs. Chas. Hunter, Walter Garrison, Jerome McCauley, Otis Stine, Wm. Whittington and Guy Lawing acted as pall bearers while the granddaughters, Misses Cleo, Fern, Zoe, and Ruth Garrison, Lois Hunter and Ethel Karstien were the flower girls. Interment was in Garrison cemetery under the direction of the Ozark undertaker, T. B. Chaffin.
Garrison, Martha Jane (Roark) 8 Sep 1850 - 15 Jun 1925 CCR 26 Jun 1925 p1
Card of Thanks
We desire to extend our thanks and express our appreciation to the many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the last illness and death of our beloved mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Garrison. The Family [Note - obviously means Martha, but does say Mary]
Garrison, Martha Jane “Mattie“ (Dodds) 21 Feb 1880 - 28 Sep 1960 CCR 6 Oct 1960 p3
[Note: Daughter of George W. & Sarah J. (Campbell) Dodds; married Lee Ledford Garrison 21 Oct 1879 - 27 Sep 1959]
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Jane Garrison, 80, life-long resident of Ozark, who died Wednesday night at Springfield Baptist Hospital, were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Chaffin Chapel in Ozark with the Rev. Gerald Rushing officiating. Mrs. Garrison was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lena Farthing of Route 1, Sparta. one grandson and five great grandchildren.