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Shirley Garland, age 59, of Jonas Ridge went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at Johnson City Medical Center. A native of Avery County, she was a daughter of the late Roy and Sandra Barrier. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Dennis and Michael Barrier. Shirley was a member of Forest Home Community Church where she sang in the choir. She loved the Lord, her grandchildren, flowers and watching her squirrels.
Surviving is her husband of 43 years, Bob Garland; sons: Tim Garland of Jonas Ridge and Robert Garland and wife, Joanne, also of Jonas Ridge; granddaughters: Kesha, Paige, Brooke and Lacie Garland; siblings: Daphne Taylor of Pineola, Jay Barrier and wife, Sharon, of Morganton, Tammy Smith of Morganton and Ruannia Barrier also of Morganton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 11th at Forest Home Community Church. Preacher Juan "Poncho" Guichard will officiate.