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Jean Turner Garrard
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DURHAM — Jean Turner Garrard, 80, of Durham, passed peacefully in her sleep on May 20th after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Norman L. and Mozelle Allen Turner. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, James L. Garrard, Jr, and her sisters, Joyce Briggs and Lois Riley, and her brothers Ervin and Leon Turner.

Mrs. Garrard attended Durham City Schools. She worked many years on the Garrard Family Farm. After James began work at IBM, Jean became a Pharmacy Technician working at Eckerd Drugs and later Central Pharmacy until her retirement.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend to many. She is survived by her sons, Danny Swain, wife Diane, Kenny Garrard, wife Melissa, grandchildren Christy Swain Glosson, husband Dan, Tanner Swain, wife Molly, Jennifer and Samantha Garrard, her great-grandchildren, Alex, Tess and Asa Swain and Chris Glosson. She is also survived by her sisters Doris Couch and Nancy Garrard, husband Dan and her brother Jimmy Turner.

Mrs. Garrard was baptized at Faith Baptist Church where she grew up and later attended Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clements Funeral Chapel, Durham, with Dr. Rick Finley officiating. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Clements Funeral Home, Durham.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Clements Funeral Home

1105 Broad St.
Durham, NC 27705

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2:00 PM
Clements Funeral Chapel in Durham

1105 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

Cemetery Details


Maplewood Cemetery

1621 Duke University Road
Durham, NC 27701


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