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William Allen Garrard

February 6, 1929 September 25, 2018
William Allen Garrard
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HILLSBOROUGH: William Allen Garrard, 89, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at his home in Hillsborough. He was born in Hillsborough to the late Albert Ruffin Garrard and Della Lee Williams Garrard.

Mr. Garrard was a member of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church in Durham and a retiree of Erwin Mills Textile Company. He had a love for bluegrass music and playing his guitar. He cherished his beloved cats and dogs dearly, especially his K9 companion, Beau.

Mr. Garrard is survived by his wife, Deborah Brogden Garrard; daughters, Debbie Parks (Paul), Susan Lanning (Ric); son, Jim Allen Garrard (Judy); grandsons, Jeff Cook, Jason Cook; step-granddaughter, Jodi Powell (Scott); step-great-grandson, Tray Powell; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, September 29th at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff McCarthy officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 am to 12 pm at the church.

The family request that memorial donations may be made the ASPCA: PO Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929; or Rose of Sharon Baptist Church: 4109 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27712

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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