Florence Merriline Garrett

June 29, 2010

Mrs. Florence Merriline Garrett, age 86, passed away Monday, June 28, 2010 at a Pensacola, Fla. hospital. She was a native of Castleberry, Ala., a former resident of Brewton, Ala., and a resident of Atmore, Ala. for the past 43 years. She served as chaplain for the VFW Post 7016 of Atmore, vice-president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Brewton, Ala., a member of the Women’s Gardens Clubs of Atmore and a member of the Lottie Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Dempsey Garrett; a son, Donald Jack Garrett; and her parents, Issac and Cora Anderson.

Mrs. Garrett is survived by three sons, Jerry Wayne Garrett of Atmore, Robert Dempsey and Kay Garrett of Indianapolis, Ind., and Michael Riley Garrett of Pace, Fla.; one daughter, Deborah and Charles “Shag” Thornton of Booneville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary and Tom Mullins of Pensacola and Emily and Melvin Johnson of Jay, Fla.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 30, 2010 between 6 and 9 p.m.at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.


3 Responses to “Florence Merriline Garrett”

  1. thanks on July 6th, 2010 10:02 pm

    Always honoring the vets. Always

  2. Katie from Regions on July 5th, 2010 7:52 pm

    I have Known Ms. Garrett for about 5 yrs and I have never ever met a more Patriotic and Hard Working Woman in all my life.. I loved her and loved to help her w/ all her voluntary work.. Atmore has truly lost a great lady!!!

  3. Lady in FL on July 2nd, 2010 1:11 pm

    I know Ms Merriline will be missed…she was such a sweet lady.