Paul Gene Garrison

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Paul Gene Garrison, 73, of Piggott, died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, in the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

He was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Pollard, the son of the late Asa and Nola (Conley) Garrison.

He was united in marriage to Shirley Cox on March 8, 1957, and the couple had one son. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2005.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Don Norris and David Garrison; and two sisters, Georgia Darnell and Linda Parker.

He is survived by his son Gary and wife Millie of Spring, Tex.; a brother, David Garrison of Corning; a sister, Mary Frances Henson of Plainview, Ark.; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 9, in the Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Charles Carrens officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Gregory, Marshall Wheeler, Floyd Landrum, Aaron Householder, Carey Rau and Walter Rau. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott was in charge of the arrangements.

The family requests that lasting memorials be made in his memory to The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, e-mail giving@m.d.anderson.org., or telephone 1-800-525-5841.