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Gail Jones Garland, 63

Gail Jones Garland, 63

ETOWAH — Gail Jones Garland, 63, of Etowah, died on Monday, August 27, 2012, surrounded by family in her home.

A native of Buncombe County she was born on March 10, 1949, in Asheville to the late Everett Jones and Hazel Lunsford Jones. She is also preceded in death by her grandmother, Josephine Jones and her adopted father Burgin Ducker, Jr.

She worked for the Department of Justice as a legal secretary, worked locally as a realtor and was a teacher's assistant at Avery's Creek Elementary. She was of the Baptist faith and a faithful member of Etowah Baptist Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Harold Garland Jr.; her two daughters, Mitzi LeeEllen Biney of Etowah, Lindsay Gail Garland of Greensboro; her grandson, Kenyon Biney of Etowah; her granddaughter, Abigail Garland of Etowah; her three brothers, Dale Ducker and his wife, Becky, Gary Ducker, Johnny Ducker and his wife, Donna all of Asheville; her sister, Angie Weaver and her husband, Chuck of Asheville; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Etowah Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Henderson officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Etowah Baptist Church, PO Box 326, Etowah, North Carolina 28729 or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571, South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.