Joan Harper Garris

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WILSON - Joan Harper Garris, 71, of Wilson, died Monday, April 14, 2014. Her funeral is Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, followed by a time of visiting and sharing. Joan was a native of Lenoir County and a graduate of Southwood High School in 1961. She graduated from the Wilson School of Nursing in 1964. Her nursing career of 32 years in Wilson County began as a physician's office nurse and on to various positions in the County Health Department and Wilson Memorial Hospital before retiring in 2006. She was awarded her bachelors nursing degree from Barton in 1995. She was an early member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and was very active in many aspects of the church. Joan was named Woman of the Year by the Presbyterian Women at the church. Surviving is her husband, Billy Garris; sons, Chris Garris of Raleigh and Steve Garris (Cindy) of Raleigh; granddaughter, Lauren Garris; and sister, Jacquelyn Bargoil (Phil) of Advance. The family will be at Wilson Memorial Service, Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2630 Tilghman Rd, Wilson N.C. 27896-8903 or to St Jude Children's Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, Wilson,, (252) 237-7171. Sign the guestbook at (Paid obituary)

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Wilson Memorial Service
2811 Fieldstream Dr. N Wilson, NC 27896
(252) 237-7171
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Published in Free Press from Apr. 15 to Apr. 18, 2014