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Ruby Harrell Garland

Ruby Harrell Garland, age 92, of Unicoi went home to Heaven today, August 24, 2015, to join her beloved Alvin. Ruby was born February 20, 1923 to t he late Charlie and Daisy McCurry Harrell in North Carolina and came to Unicoi with her parents in a covered wagon. She was an employee of Southern Pottery for sixteen years. Ruby was a member of Unicoi Baptist Church where she served as Treasurer and Sunday School Teacher for twenty years. Other than her parents and brother, Buford Harrell, Ruby was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-three years, Alvin Garland in 2010. Ruby loved life on the farm with Alvin and said it always gave her comfort and peace.

She leaves behind a sister-in-law, Bernice Harrell of Manchester, TN; a brother-in-law, Ralph Garland and wife, Joan of Unicoi; several nieces and nephews including a special niece and caregiver, Sharon Daniels and husband, Bob of Johnson City; a great niece, Julie Dugger and husband, Scott and their son, Taw, who were with Ruby daily; good friends Walter and Charlotte Burkett and son, Walter, Jr.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the Unicoi Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Garry Edwards will officiate at the 1:00 P. M. funeral service. Music will be provided by Inez Chandler. Honorary pallbearer will be J. D. Whitson. Active pallbearers will be Walter Burkett, Walter Burkett, Jr., Scott Dugger and Ford Wilson. Committal service will follow in the Roselawn Memory Garden, Johnson City. A special thanks to all the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care staff for their care and kindness to Ruby.

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Unicoi Funeral Home, 4428 Unicoi Drive, Unicoi is privileged to serve the Garland family. (423) 743-1380.