June 17, 1927 ~ March 1, 2006

Born in: Henderson County, NC,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Roberta Buckner “Bobbie” Garren, 78, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at the Oaks of Sweeten Creek. Mrs. Garren was born in Henderson County and was a daughter of the late Robert Osborne Buckner and Birda Israel Buckner. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Olen Garren, who died November 19, 1996, and by a son, Michael LeRoy Garren, who died July 21, 1990. Mrs. Garren was retired from Eaton Corporation and was a charter member of the Hoopers Creek Community Center. She was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are her son, Blaine Garren and his wife, Diana, of Floral City, FL; her daughter-in-law, Patricia Garren of Fletcher and her sister, Flora B. Barnwell of Fletcher. Also surviving are five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, whom she loved, admired and cherished. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Shepherd Memorial Park with the Rev. Bobbie Arrowood officiating. Her family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue and suggest that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 College Place, Suite D-320, Asheville, NC 28801, or to Mountain Area Hospice, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. In love and prayers for your loss of a very special lady who always had a smile on her face. I was one of many cna’s who cared for Bobbie she will be missed. May god comfort you and your family in this time of loss of your loved one. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers always Brenda Sizemore.

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