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  Edgar Gene Garrison


Edgar Gene GarrisonEdgar Gene Garrison, 87, of Stuttgart, former Arkansas County Sheriff, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Crestpark-Stuttgart.

Mr. Garrison was born December 31, 1929, in Batesville, Ark., to Ola Pete and Jessie Mae Whaley Garrison. Garrison began his law enforcement career in 1961 as an Arkansas State Trooper before being elected as Arkansas County Sheriff in 1968, a position he held for 20 years. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and he loved county and western music. Garrison was also former owner of G&B Liquor Store. He was a member of Brahman Association, Arkansas County Fair Board, Arkansas Sheriff’s Association, Arkansas State Trooper Association and member of Arkansas Sheriff’s Boy’s Ranch. He was a veteran of the Army.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Nina Ellis; second wife, Betty Garrison; grandson, Joshua Garrison; brother, Charles Garrison; and sister, Nadine Garrison.

Survivors are son, Terry Gene Garrison of Batesville; daughter, Tina Ann Garrison of Batesville; two grandchildren, Jeremy Harmon of Austin, Ark., and Amy Holstine of Viola, Ark.; six great-grandchildren; and special friend/companion, Clara Lusk of Ulm.

Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Turpin Funeral Home with visitation one hour before the service. Burial will follow in Lone Tree Cemetery.

His family requests memorials be made to Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 3964, Batesville, Ark. 72503; or a memorial of the donor’s choice.
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