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Lucille Nix Garren


Last updated 12/30/2013 at 9:22am

Lucille Nix Garren

Lucille Nix Garren, born Aug. 25, 1926 in Canton, N.C. to Nettie Heaton and John Henry Nix, passed away Dec. 27, 2013 following a brave fight with cancer. After growing up in upstate South Carolina, Lucille lived her adult life in Transylvania County.

Lucille was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed the art of homemaking, including food and flower gardening, canning, freezing and preserving foods, and home decorating. Her lifelong interest in creating items with fabric, needle and thread resulted in countless items of original clothing, exquisite quilts, and home furnishings that enriched the lives of her family.

Her interest in seeing the world led to travels with her loving husband, David, as well as with many of their friends. She visited all fifty U.S. states and over 19 foreign countries making new friends and learning about the history of the areas along the way. She also visited Georgia in the Soviet Union as an Asheville, N.C. Sister City Representative.

As an active member of Turkey Creek Baptist Church Lucille sang in the choir. In her senior years her love of music and devotion to God were expressed through singing at local, state, southeastern and national gospel singings and conventions. Over 30 religious songs written by her have been published, including her favorite, "Oh What Love."

Lucille is survived by her devoted husband of 67 years, Robert David Garren; their four children, June Jones and husband, Van, of Raleigh, N.C., Randall Garren, of Durham, N.C., Donna Miller and husband, Wayne, of Apex, N.C., and Vivian Rose and husband, Mike, of Timberlake, N.C .; their grandchildren, Phillip Jones and wife, Jamie, of Raleigh, N.C., Peter Jones of Cambridge, Mass., and Lari Trombley and husband Trevor, of Baumholder, Germany; their great-granddaughter Kira Trombley.

The family wishes to thank everyone at The Oaks of Brevard where Lucille received excellent loving and rejuvenating care during her illness. In 2013, Lucille moved to Sunrise of Raleigh Assisted Living where the wonderful employees and residents showed Lucille and David that "home" can be in more than one place and that new friends and fun can be found at any age.

Flowers are welcome and contributions can be made to Turkey Creek Baptist Church or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

The family received visitors from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, at Moore Funeral Home in Brevard. Funeral services were held at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Pisgah Forest at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, followed by interment at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Pisgah Forest.

To leave a condolence for the Garren family, go to "Obituaries" at www.

Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services are caring for the family.


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