Alice Lane Garrison, 83, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at her residence.

A native of Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Herbert W. and Sarah Grammer Lane. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dolphus (Tom) Garrison; a son, Jim Garrison; and a grandson, Billy Garrison. Mrs. Garrison was a member of the Crowder Memorial Baptist Church, Petersburg.

She is survived by three sons, Tom Garrison and wife, Donna, of Chesterfield, Robert Garrison and wife, Kathy, of Colonial Heights, and Steve Garrison and wife, Tara, of Colonial Heights; eight grandchildren, Danny Garrison, Susan Grandstaff, Jennifer Schrum, April Young, Justin Garrison, Beth Auten, Chris Garrison and Michelle Garrison; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, Roy Lane and Lloyd Lane, both of Colonial Heights; and a sister, Florence Newcomb of Colonial Heights.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, with the Rev. Joe Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heartland Hospice, 1504 Santa Rosa Road #114, Richmond, VA 23229. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory - Colonial Heights
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Aug. 15, 2013