James W. Jim Garison
Funeral Date: 6/14/2018

Obituary:
James W. “Jim” Garison, age 85 of Crossett, AR joined the Lord on Monday June 11th. He was born April 21, 1933, to Richard G. and Ollie Mae Knowles Garison, and preceded in death by his sister Mary G. (Les) Miller, brother Richard G. Jr, (Julia) and a daughter in law Donna L. Garison. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Erma Stephenson Garison. Daughter Mimi, son Jamie and wife Brenda, granddaughters Genny (Gabe) McTigrit, and Sarah (Clay) Hardin. Great granddaughters Madelyn McTigrit and Brooklyn Hardin, great-grandson Thomas Clark Hardin, a brother John Garison (Kathy) and many wonderful friends. Jim retired after 35 years with Georgia-Pacific, was a 32nd degree Mason and served as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Crossett. Jim loved to share with others the bounties of his garden, fishing and hunting. Those who knew him could expect a good laugh, given his wonderful since of humor. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and will be remembered for his loving kindness and generosity. Funeral service was 2:00PM, Thursday, June 14, at Frazer’s Funeral Home Chapel in Warren, AR, with Rev. Lauren Moore officiating. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery in Warren. Pallbearers were Joe Miller, Mike Miller, Mark Miller, Carl Garison, Gabe McTigrit, Clay Hardin, Keith Sipes. Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Sipes, Ross Bryan, Jerry Finley, Chuck Clark, Claude Knowles, Baker Coulter, Walter McArthur. Memorials preferred to the Presbyterian Church, 309 Pine Street, Crossett, AR or the Food Bank, 309 Pine Street, in Crossett.

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Name: Mike Berry
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Name: Sam & Rita Johnson
Message: John, our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your brother.

Name: Lauren Moore
Message: Thanks be to God for the gift that was Jim.

Name: Jocelyn White
Message: I have such fond memories of Jim and Erma and their gracious hospitality. Mimi and I probably drove them crazy, but we sure had fun!!!

Name: Betty and Rex Dodson
Message: Irma and family we are sorry to hear of your loss. Jim has always been a great friend . we enjoyed being your neighbors . he will be missed . betty and rex

Name: Randy and Pam Warren
Message: Erma, Mimi and Jamie, we are so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. So glad we were able to visit with him recently. He will be missed

Name: Betty Black
Message: Irma and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will truly miss Jim and his hugs!

Name: Izell Block
Message: So sorry for your loss. May God bless each of you.

Name: Benita Brooks
Message: Jamie, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Name: Larry & Robbie Reaves
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