Mary Williams Garland, 89, of Waynesville, formerly of Sylva, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.

Born and raised in Jackson County, Mary was the daughter of the late Robert and Ada Leatherman Williams. Mary loved word search puzzles and had a large collection of cows and salt and pepper shakers. She would enjoy doing her Hearts for Seniors, corresponding with cards and letters to the elderly of her community. She was a member of the Church of Christ and loved spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; and her siblings; Carl, Walter, Arthur and Marie Williams.

She is survived by her children: daughter, Linda Garland of Fayetteville, Ark.; sons, Jim (Charlene) Garland of Brevard, Bob Garland of Waynesville and Kenn Garland of Simpsonville, S.C.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren also survive.

No services are scheduled as her wishes.

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