John Wesley Garland


Mr. John Wesley Garland, age 74 of Chatsworth, formerly of Ellijay, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019 at his residence.
John was born on January 23, 1945 in Gilmer County, son of the late Wes & Lena Garland. He worked 42 years at Shaw Plant 20. John was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church in Chatsworth.
Mr. Garland was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Bill, Bud, Joe, and Briggs Garland and Mae Henson; granddaughter Natalie Stafford.
Survivors include wife, Diane Garland of Chatsworth; daughters and son-in-law, Lisa & Johnny Merrell, and Pam Garland all of Ellijay; sons and daughters-in-law, Chad & April Stafford of Chatsworth, Andy & Kimberly Stafford of Cohutta; brothers and sisters-in-law, George & Evelyn Garland of Woodstock, Wayne & Carol Garland of Ellijay; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth & Charles Starks of Ellijay; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, David & Cindy Sanford of Chatsworth; grandchildren and spouses, Devon & Kayla Merrell, Shelby, Johnathan, and Eric Merrell, Crystal White, Avery Carroll, John Tate Bradburn, Abby, Kara, and Emma Stafford, Laney Baldridge, Adison & Murphy Baynes; nieces, nephews also survive.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Mr. Garland will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Smyrna Baptist Church with Rev. Andrew Bowen and Rev. Winfred Casey officiating. Interment will follow in the Smyrna Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Peeples Funeral Home.
Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Smyrna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1341 Chatsworth, GA 30705
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published on February 4, 2019
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