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Elva Porter Garrison

January 8, 1922 March 10, 2019
Elva Porter Garrison
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Obituary for Elva Porter Garrison

Elva Porter Garrison, age 97, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died at Brighton Gardens in Dunwoody, Georgia, on March 10, 2019. Mrs. Garrison was born January 8, 1922, in Robertson County, Tennessee to Paschal Porter and Ethel Mathias. She was the second oldest of six surviving children. She grew up during the Great Depression of the 1930s in north-central Tennessee and graduated from Portland, Tennessee High School in 1939. She married, Hoy Ewell Garrison, her husband of 65 years in July of 1939. They had three children.

During WWII she made uniforms for the US Army. After the war, she and her husband opened a retail business in Guthrie, Kentucky. She and the family moved to Indiana in the early 1950s where she lived until 2011. She worked for Indiana Bell Telephone Company as a senior accounting clerk for many years until her retirement in 1984. She was a life-time member of Emerson Avenue Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was very active as a teacher, mentor, secretary, and board member. In 2011 she moved to Dunwoody, Georgia to live with her youngest daughter.

Mrs. Garrison is survived by a sister, Irene Soliday of Cleveland, Ohio, a brother, James Porter of Indianapolis, Indiana, her children: Wayne Garrison of Big Canoe, Georgia; Charlotte Rogish (Ron) of Novelty, Ohio; Sondra Sparks (Terry) of Dunwoody, Georgia; five grandchildren, Joseph Rogish, Matthew Rogish, Tonya Moore, Rachel Wilder, and Stephanie Donlan; and twelve great-grandchildren. Elva Garrison will be interred at Washington Park East Mausoleum in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 16th.


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Visitation

Wednesday

13

Mar

2:00 PM 3/13/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/13/2019 3:00:00 PM
Crowell Brothers - Norcross/Peachtree Corners

5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Crowell Brothers - Norcross/Peachtree Corners
5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Peachtree Corners 30092 GA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

13

Mar

3:00 PM 3/13/2019 3:00:00 PM
Crowell Brothers - Norcross/Peachtree Corners

5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Crowell Brothers - Norcross/Peachtree Corners
5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Peachtree Corners 30092 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Washington Park East Cemetery Final Resting Place

10612 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46229

10612 E Washington St Indianapolis 46229 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Clarkston Bible Insitute

American Heart Association

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