Mr. Ralph Ballard Garrison

29 December, 192910 June, 2019

Ralph Garrison

Easley – Ralph Ballard Garrison, 89, husband of the late Nell Jones Garrison, passed from this life on Monday June 10, 2019.

Mr. Garrison was born in Dacusville, SC, a son of the late Georgia and Seldon Hill. He retired from Southern Bell Telephone Co., and later operated Phones Unlimited along with his twin brother Glenn. He was also co-owner of G & B Enterprises with his long-time friend Dub Brooks.

Survivors include his son, Ralph Brian Garrison and his wife Stacey of Easley and Granddaughters Olivia and Chloe Garrison; a daughter Sandra Black and husband Mike of Anderson; a daughter Melissa Piskutz and husband Peter of Easley. He is also survived by his twin brother, Glenn Garrison and wife Martha of Clemson.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by a sister Bonnie Garrison.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 PM Monday June 17, 2019 at Dillard Funeral Home in Pickens with a service to follow in the funeral home chapel at 3 PM with the Rev. Dr. John Adams officiating. Entombment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

The family would like to give a special thank you to Shana Childs for her loving care and to Home Care Assistance for their help over the last several months. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at or to Easley First Baptist Church, Generations to Come Fund, 300 East First Avenue, Easley, SC 29640.

Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, SC


  • Ralph Brian Garrison (Stacey), Son
  • Sandra G. Black (Mike), Daughter
  • Melissa G. Piskutz (Peter), Daughter
  • Olivia Garrison, Granddaughter
  • Chloe Garrison, Granddaughter
  • Glenn Garrison (Martha), Brother
  • Mr. Garrison was predeceased by his parents, Georgia and Seldon Hill, and his wife Nell Jones Garrison.


  • Visitation

    Monday, 17 June , 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 17 June , 2019


Mr. Ralph Ballard Garrison

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Steve Garrison

19 June 2019

Brian. So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have walked this road also. My prayers for you and your family are that God will walk with you and provide the peace that only He can give.

Steve & Shannon Rochester

17 June 2019

Dear Sandy, Brian & Melissa and your loved ones,
Uncle Ralph was the best at making life fun. Steve has many memories of the times they shared together - Bill's store, the chicken farm :) and visiting with family in Easley.
We wish we could be there with you today. You are in our hearts and prayers today and the coming days ahead.
We love you,
Steve and Shannon

Pamela Stowers

16 June 2019

Uncle Ralph was the fun Uncle everyone wishes they had. His infectious laugh, caring nature and passion for life brought light to the world around him and to everyone who knew him. In short. . . .he was a hoot! My heart goes out to Sandy, Brian and Melissa . Your father was truly one of a kind.
Rest In Peace Uncle Ralph . . give Aunt Nell a hug for me.

Tom Marchant

16 June 2019

My sympathy to the family!

Respectfully, Tom Marchant+
379 Golden Bear Drive, J2
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Amanda Hodgson

12 June 2019

Mr. Garrison,

It was an honor and pleasure knowing you. You are missed.
I'll always have fond memories of how you taught me to make eggs the right way, taught me to play solitare, and the laughter we shared over the months.
I get giggles when I think of how you tried to get me to take Hoppy. Deep down I know you loved him and he certainly loved you!
My sincere condolences to your loving family.
Peace and Grace are yours my kind friend.

Amanda Hodgson

Pat Wood

11 June 2019

Uncle Ralph was my favorite uncle. He had the most wonderful laugh. I will miss him so much.

I know he will happy to be with Aunt Nell.

Michelle Ream

11 June 2019

Uncle Ralph was a loving kind and funny man who loved his wife and family dearly. The saddest I feel is of losing him but my heart smiles knowing he is with his loving wife Aunt Nell again. He will be deeply missed