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J. Garland Lyda, 93

J. Garland Lyda, 93

J. Garland Lyda, 93, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was born February 17, 1922. He was a son of the late Cebron and Hester B. Lyda. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Lyda; brothers, Homer, Glenn, Brownlow, Hilliard and Rome Lyda; and sister, Emma Darity.
Garland was a proud World War II veteran. He was an apple farmer and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
He is survived by his three children, Kevin Lyda and wife, Karla, Pat Mintz and husband, Seldon, and Marilyn Ryan; his grandchildren, Jay, Emilee and Sydney Lyda and Cheryl Rathburn; great-grandchildren, Doug and Bradley Rathburn; brother, J.K. Lyda; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Edneyville United Methodist Church. Reverend Steve Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at Fruitland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2 PM Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Edneyville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 799 Bearwallow Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.
To offer condolences online, please visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.