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Adron Garland

May 11, 1921 — February 26, 2012

Biography

Adron Phillip Garland, 90, passed away on February 26, 2012 in Tallahassee.
The Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Salem United Methodist Church in Havana
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00pm Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Faith Funeral Home in Havana (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com )
Born on May 11, 1921 and raised in Reno, Ga later moved to Havana, Fl where he resided for more than fifty years.
A man with a legacy, who can fill his shoes? Loving husband & father, a big teddy bear to his grandchildren, loved and honored his parents, brothers and sisters. Treasured his friends and handled them all with care.
Adron was a farmer that grew shade tobacco "cigar wrappers" an era that no longer exists in Gadsden County. 1970 named Farm family of the year in Gadsden County, he grew many other crops including tomatoes, pole beans and corn as well as livestock. He was known to grow large gardens opening the fields to the community to gather vegetables and/or might be seen around town taking food to friends, family or former employees.
Played football for the Syrupmakers of Cairo, Ga, recruited be the University of Georgia and offered a full scholarship but stayed home to help his parents. Adron ended his football days playing for the Marines but always remained a Georgia Football fan. Married, settled in Havana, Florida on a farm where he described as a great place to raise a family. Dad loved the folks in the Havana and Cairo area. He had a "million dollar smile" that warmed your heart. A man that believed in his country honored his God, loved and protected his family, a man of few words but once spoken his words of wisdom stayed with you and as he walked away you knew he was a man of statue one that was deserving of respect as he gave that respect to each in return.
Opened up Garland's Grocery in 1978 and maintained that until he retired in 1989. He was always willing to loan someone money, offer a job or give advice when they needed it most. A long time member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Adron was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years Johnnie Garland October 9, 2010. and son Johnnie Phillip Garland.
He is survived by his daughter Julia Quesenberry, and grand children Julie Helms, husband Chris Helms, great grand children Garrett, Allison, Son Marvin Garland, wife Robin Garland and two grand by children Britt and Kristen Garland. Grand daughter, Mary Ogden, husband Randy and great grand children Regan, Sophie, Olivia, Tyler & Jacob; Erin Sumpter, husband Ken and great grand children Morgan, Jordan, Noah & Jacob sister Dulcie Byron of San Antonio.
Also, preceded in death by Grier Moses Garland, father; Ella Ludie Bryant Garland, mother; brothers, Leland & wife Elizabeth, Ralph and wife Dolly, Deloy and wife Ferman all of Reno, GA.; and Max Garland and wife Grace.

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