Deemy Iola Beaver Garmon
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CHINA GROVE - Deemy Iola Beaver Garmon, 97, of China Grove, went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, joining her late husband, Arow McThay Garmon (Apr. 15, 1910 - Feb. 23, 1997).
Mrs. Garmon's life began on March 6, 1915, growing up before our day of modern conveniences. One of her fondest childhood memories was riding in a horse drawn wagon to church revivals in the surrounding area. She came to know the Lord in a brush arbor revival near her home around the age of 15. The experience profoundly changed her life and future as well as the lives and futures of her posterity.
Mrs. Garmon retired from China Grove Cotton Mill at the age of 69. She was a great cook and loving caretaker of a large family. She had been a member of North Kannapolis Wesleyan Church for 52 years. One of her greatest joys was attending Avon Park Camp Meeting in Avon Park, Fla., which she faithfully attended for over 25 years. She will be remembered for her convictional faith in the Lord Jesus, her dedication to her church, and her faithfulness to pray for the salvation of each member of her large family.
Also preceding her in death was one sister; Virginia Ward Beaver Scercy; five brothers, Basil Brown Beaver, Glenn Elwood Beaver, Jay Felix Beaver, Harry Lee Beaver, and C.L. Beaver; parents, Jeremiah Julian and Sallie Lillian Patterson Beaver; paternal grandparents, John Peter Alexander and Catherine Alice Correll Beaver; maternal grandparents, John Robert and Emmiline Richie Patterson.
She is survived by four daughters, Peggy Jean Garmon Farlow (Donald Ray), Barbara Ann Garmon Copeland (William Lawrence-deceased), Betty Gay Garmon Keller (Cecil George-deceased), Phyllis Jo Garmon Seymore (George Alex); four sons, Jesse Wayne Garmon (Barbara Gregory), Gary Lynn Garmon (Linda Daugherty-deceased), Stephen McThay Garmon (Cathy Harkey), and John Ray Garmon (Debbie Belk); 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation and Services: The family will receive friends at Whitley's Funeral Home, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, NC 28083 from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. A service of remembrance and celebration will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at North Kannapolis Wesleyan Church with Pastor Steven Cline officiating. Rev. Steve Beam and Rev. Jesse Garmon will assist. Her body will lie in state 30 minutes prior at church. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park in China Grove.
Memorials: Flowers will be appreciated. Memorials may be made to North Kannapolis Wesleyan Church, 312 W. 12th Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com
Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 24, 2013