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Transition-Mary Ann Garrison, Feb. 22, 1939 -- Aug. 10, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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Mary Ann Garrison, a resident of Eureka Springs,was born February 22, 1939 in Seligman, Mo., a daughter of Arthur Collins and Easter (Galyen) Collins. She departed this life August 10 at the age of 72.

Mary was a devout Christian. She was an incredible basket weaver and made beautiful pine needle baskets.

She is survived by her son, Steven Lee Garrison and Nell Renfroe of Pea Ridge, Ark.; daughter, Tonie and Randy Green of Eureka Springs; stepson, Tim and Ellen Garrison and daughter, Cassie of Eureka Springs; one brother, Kenneth Collins of Eureka Springs; grandchildren, Jeff A. Tenan of Eureka Springs; Annalee Carolyn Garrison of Pea Ridge; one great grandchild, Marley Taylor of Eureka Springs; several nieces and relatives and a host of friends.

On April 28, 1963 she was united in marriage with Jim Garrison who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Frankie Collins, Paul "Jack" Collins, two sisters, Susie McCormick and Bertha Collins.

A Gathering of Remembrance was held August 14 at the Eureka Springs Cemetery with Bro. Gary Hayhurst officiating. Funeral arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mary Ann Garrison Memorial Fund, First National Bank of Berryville, P.O. Box 367, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family

at nelsonfuneral.com.