Name:    James Harold Garrison

From:  The Citizen Times, Asheville, North Carolina
Date:  Friday, September 24, 2010

WEAVERVILLE James Harold Garrison, age 87, of Pickens Road died Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Garrison was born February 27, 1923, in Buncombe County where he had lived all of his life. He worked as a farmer, in construction, and as a wood craftsman. Mr. Garrison was a member of Locust Grove Baptist Church for 73 years. He was a son of the late J. Ed and Janie Black Garrison. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Roberts, Robbie Garrison, Awanda Clark; brothers, Carl and Alton Garrison; and nephew, Gene Garrison.

Surviving are his niece, Judy Roberts and husband Bud; nephews, Welmon Roberts and wife Nancy who helped him in his later days, and Stewart Clark and wife Kelly; three great nephews; two great great nieces; two great great nephews; and one great great great nephew.

His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2010, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Revs. Ben Whitmire and Mervin Garrison officiating. Burial will be in Locust Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Flowers are acceptable and appreciated. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Locust Grove Cemetery Fund, 305 Locust Grove Rd., Weaverville, NC 28787.