SHELBY-Laura Alice Falls Garvin, 92, of Gastonia, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Covenant Village in Gastonia.
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She was born in Cleveland County on Aug. 29, 1920, to the late Claude Connelly Falls and Laura Lee Cline Falls. She was a homemaker and member of First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro. Mrs. Garvin was also a graduate of Meredith College.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her spouse, Dave Coke Garvin; son, David C. Garvin; and two brothers, Henry Falls and Watson Falls.
She is survived by her son, Stephen Edwin Garvin, who is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill Pharmacy School and a pharmacist, and medical missionary and wife Susan who is also a pharmacist, and their daughter, Laura Abigail Garvin, a 2012 graduate of Columbia College, Chicago with a degree in music composition, who lives and works in Chicago; and son, Richard Gary Garvin, a graduate of Davidson University, University of California at Berkley with a M.A., and Vermont College with a M.F.A., who lives in San Jose, Cali., where he teaches at DeAnza College, and his son, Christopher Walker Garvin who is a student at DeAnza College. She is also survived by two sisters, Lillian Falls Michael of Fallston and Jean Falls Whitner of Ala.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Stamey Funeral Home Chapel, Fallston
Officiated By: The Rev. Terry Bevill
Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fallston
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Online Condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639
Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Oct. 12, 2012