Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Anna Jean Garland

04/17/1953 - 07/28/2018

     Anna Jean Mashburn Garland, age 65, of Murphy, NC passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 in Hamilton County, TN.     She was a native of Cheroke County, NC and the daughter of the late James Logan and Lois Gertrude Green Mashburn.  She was a retired cafeteria worker for Ranger Elementary. Anna was a member of the River Valley Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Anna enjoyed gospel singing.

     In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Mashburn; and sisters, Willie Allen, Elaine Stiles and Eula Mae Roberson.

     She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Thomas Dewey Garland; two sons, Sammy Henry Davis and James Lee Davis both of Murphy; daughters, Julia Ann Leister of Mineral Bluff, GA, Selena Garland and Tracy Garland both of Clayton, GA; brothers, Raymond, Richard, Calvin, Glen, Tom and Steve Mashburn; sisters, Mary Panther, Roberta Hughes and Bonnie Gilliam; grandchildren, Anna Underwood, Rachelle Davis, Brenda Roberts, Julian Davis, Jessica Davis, Kristina Grimaldo, Nadine Davis, Kenzie Leister and Travis Long; two great grandchildren, Dawson Underwood and Brianna Cordin; and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, July 30, 2018 at the River Valley Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Mashburn and Rev. Rex Kilpatrick will officiate. Music will be provided by Tim Nicholson and Rex Kilpatrick. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Julian Davis, Mitchell Hughes Phillip Hughes, Ernie Cabral, Brandon Cordin and Brayden Mashburn. Honorary Pallbearers will be Travis Long, Dawson Underwood and Tristan Roberts.

     The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the Townson Rose Funeral Home in Murphy, NC, where the body will remain until placed in the church at the service hour.

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