Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Dewey Garland

07/15/1948 - 06/07/2022

Dewey Garland, age 73 of Murphy, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

Dewey was born in Cherokee County to the late Frank and Josie Gladson Garland. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. Dewey loved to ride horses, coon hunt and attend music gatherings at the Hiwassee Dam Community Center. He also loved to hangout at the Hamby Garage with the boys. Dewey was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother C.S. Garland; and his sisters, Ruth Russell, Barbara Russell and Edith Shipley.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Garland; his daughters, Selena Garland and Tracy Garland; his brother, Marvin Garland; and his sisters, Lucile Brown and Dorothy Graham.

A funeral service will be held at 12pm on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. L.B. Adams will officiate. Burial will be in the River Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Murphy with military graveside rites being conducted by American Legion Post #96, Murphy, American Legion Post 532, Hayesville, VFW Post 6812, Hayesville, and the Marine Corp League, Marble. Pallbearers will be Harold Garland, Edward Garland, Roger Garland, Ray Hamby, Doyle Payne and Pat Campbell. Honorary pallbearers Jerry Gladson and Marvin Garland.

The family will receive friends from 11am-12pm prior to the service.

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