George Van Garrett - suicide
were on-campus mem- George Garrett Dies: Last Rites Are Held Todav George Van Garrett, 66. retired watchman for Greenwood Mills died early yesterday in Self Memorial Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Coroner Odell Duvall said. , A passing employe from the ; commission of public works dis - covered Mr. Garrett a block off the Square on Hampton Street in front of the old Snead Lumber Co., about 1:30 a.m., the coroner sairl He had been shot once in the! chest with his own .32 caliber i pistol. Coroner Duvall said he had been despondent lately be-lSnhlHa cause of ill health. No inquest P a" resident of 219 Merriman Ave., he was born in Spartanburg, ! a son of the late William Butler and Jane McDade Garrett, both natives of Spartanburg. Mr. Garrett had made his home in Greenwood for the past 48 i years. He was a World War I veteran, a member of the Ameri can Legion, Masonic Lodge AFM 91, a Woodman of the World and member of Lowell Street Methodist Church. He was the first to organize night baseball in Greenwood County and was connected with the Greenwood Fair for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vannie Mae Faulkner Garrett of the home; one son, Julian E. Garrett of Greenwood; one daughter, Mrs. Relton Dove of Atlanta; three grandchildren; three brothers, D. C. Garrett, Frank Garrett and W. T. Garrett, all of Spartanburg. Funeral services were conducted at Blyth Funeral Home today at 3:30 p.m. by the Rev. W. P. Milligan and the Rev. Douglas Baker. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were A. K. Patterson, Alex Woodle, E. B. Henderson, Ernest Rosenberg, John Kiappes, Brooks. Stuart, L. L. Er-win and Hugh Beasley. Honorary escort included J. a Harris, J. F. Chalmers, Dewey Hopkins, Harold Kyzer, Cliff Rid dle, Dr. S. C. Baker, Dr. W. P. Turner, D. H. Fowler, J. C. Self Jr., Dr. Vernon Moore, Jack Thompson and R. M. Arnold.