Doris Garrett

rett, 90, died on Aug. 7, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Union City.
She was born on Sept. 21, 1922, at Obion Chapel near Hornbeak, the second of seven children born to Moses Marshall and Zula (Easterwood) Cunningham. She grew up in Union City and graduated from Union City High School in 1940.
In 1942, she married Marion L. Garrett, who was also from Union City and a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps at the time. When Marion returned to the U.S.at the end of World War II, they lived in McKenzie, where he attended Bethel College and the Cumberland Presbyterian Seminary.
Doris and Marion lived in Pleasant Grove, Iowa; Fresno, Calif.; Maryville; and Vevay, Ind., before settling in Corydon, Ind., where Doris attended Indiana University receiving both a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree in education. Doris taught at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Corydon for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Albert Marshall Cunningham.
She is survived by her husband, Marion L. Garrett of Union City; two sons, David M Garrett and his wife, Marjorie, of Roswell, Ga., and their children: Philip, Thomas, Gregory (Jill), and Sean (Sarah), and John M. Garrett and his wife, Carol, of Pasadena, Calif., and their children: Jennifer Garrett Patil (Ash) and John Garrett Jr., as well as three great-grandchildren, Neena, Vanessa and Devin Patil.
She is also survived by a sister, Sarah Cunningham of Memphis; and four brothers, William Cunningham (Joy) of Raleigh, N.C., George Woody Cunningham (Jessie) of Chevy Chase, Md., Donald Cunningham (Nina) of Union City and Daniel Cunningham (Melinda) of Fresno, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Doris wished to express a special note of gratitude to her niece, Donna Cunningham Pruett of Union City who provided love and comfort in her final days, and the kind and loving staff at the Golden Living Center.
Her funeral will be held at Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Thursday, with interment to follow at Obion County Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorials be made to Union City Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
A viewing will be held at White-Ranson Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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