James C. Garren

Mar 19, 2013

Loving Husband, Father

CLYDE — James Carroll Garren, 81, passed away Tuesday March 19, 2013, at The Homestead.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late Alvin Whittaker and Daisy Rathbone Garren.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Alvin Garren Jr. and Billy Garren.  He retired from Champion International in 1993, with 35 years of service, and was a member of Clyde Wesleyan Church.  James loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and hunting.  He adored his family and will be deeply missed by them all.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Korea.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Young Garren; two daughters, Deborah Garren Settle, and her husband, Vince, of Arden, and Lisa Garren, and her partner, Nicole Mayer, of Holland, Michigan; a brother, Glenn “Buddy” Garren, of Waynesville; two grandchildren, Josh Settle and Julia Holland; four great-grandchildren, Brandon, Acacia, Meagan and Jaedon; a great-great-grandson, Jaykob; and a special nephew, Mack Young, of Canton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Clayton officiating.  Entombment will  follow at The Horizon at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Clyde Wesleyan Church, P.O. Box 856, Clyde, NC  28721.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com,