The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


April 13, 2014

Ted Garris Sr. retired from Alcoa after 30 years

Monday, April 14, 2014 — Ted Lendell Garris Sr., 72 years of age, of Albemarle, went home to be with his Lord, Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Mr. Garris was born June 15, 1941, in Albemarle, to the late Hugh Christian Garris and the late Letha Louise Garris.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Sherrill Garris.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service was on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Hartsell Funeral Home’s Lefler Memorial Chapel, Albemarle, and was officiated by the Rev. Mickey Howard. Burial followed at Dunn’s Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mahalia Garris of Albemarle; son, Ted (Myra) Garris Jr. of Richfield; two daughters, Jill (Todd) Comer of New London and Julie (Rick) Laton of Albemarle; brother, Jerry Garris of Albemarle; six grandchildren, Cody and Taylor Garris, Daniel and Jacob Comer and Hailey and Ryan Laton.

He retired from Alcoa after 30 years of service. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Oakboro, where he was active as a Sunday School teacher.

Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 16122 St. Martin Road, Oakboro, NC 28129; or Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First S., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Garris family.

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