Name:   Alma Lena (Medler) Garrison

From:  The Citizen Times, Asheville, North Carolina
Date:  Sunday, October 9, 1988

MARS HILL -- Alma Medler Garrison, 84, 0f 520 Kelly Hunter Road, died Saturday at the home of her daughter.

A native of Browns, Ill. and resident of Mars Hill for 23 years, she was a graduate of Weaver College.  She was the wife of Thomas E. Garrison, who died in 1973.

She is survived by four daughters, Ruth Wilcox of Fairfax, Va., Fannie Westfall of Cleveland, Ohio, Emily Foster and Helen Simpson, both of Asheville; five sons, Arnold and Joseph Garrison of Mars Hill, Benjamin Garrison of Cartersville, Ga., Lowell Garrison of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Norman Garrison of Harrisburg, Va.; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bull Creek Baptist Church, of which she w3as a member.  The Revs. Bill Jones and E. M. Pettit will officiate.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.