On Sept 8, 2012 Mary Furr Reynolds Garris, 94 of Albemarle, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family.
The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle on Sunday, September 9 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a Rosary Service at 6:00 PM.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, September 10 at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, officiated by Father Paul Gary. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis.
Mrs Garris was born on November 9, 1917 in Concord, NC, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter L Furr, Sr. She was a graduate of Concord High School and attended Brevard College, and when on to work as a Special Field Representative for the US Bureau of Census.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary Frances Reynolds Johnson and late husband Harris and Betty Reynolds Lambert and husband, Frank, both of New London, Ginger Reynolds Snitz and husband Arnold of Charlotte; a stepson, Larry D Garris and wife Mary of Nashville, TN; a brother, Quint E Furr of Hollywood FL; 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and several great great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Frank W Reynolds, and second husband, Clad B Garris and sister Frances Battle and brother Walter L Furr, Jr.
Mrs. Garris was very active in Our Lady of Annunication Catholic Church, as a CCD teacher, Lector, Eucharistic minister, Parish Council, President of Ladies Auxiliary, Forever Young club. Daughters of Mary and Past President National Council Catholic Women of Charlotte Diocese. Also, she was past Presidents of Albemarle Woman’s club, the Democratic Women and the local AARP chapter. She held most positions in the Extensions and Community Associations, from County Council President to Treasurer and a past President of the Southwestern district. Also, members of Oasis, friends of the senior center and Meals on wheels.
She loved travelin, gardening, reading and being with her family and friends.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 or Our Lady of Annunication Catholic Church, 416 N. Second Street, Albemarle, NC 28001 or the charity of your choice.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Garris family