Tetia Garren

December 26, 1922July 6, 2019

Memorial service for Ivar Lucretia “Tetia” Garren, 96, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Reformation Lutheran Church. Burial will be private in Elmwood Cemetery. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family.

Miss Garren passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019. Born in Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Luther Talley Garren, Sr. and Pearl Shealy Garren. Tetia was a lifelong member of Reformation Lutheran Church. She retired following over 30 years with the SC Tax Commission. She loved her Boston Terriers and had a soft spot for all animals in need. Tetia also enjoyed needlepoint and loved to play Bingo.

Surviving are her sister, Betty Amick (Buck); sister-in-law, Judy Hair Garren; 13 nieces and nephews; 20 great nieces and nephews; and 9 great-great nieces and nephews. Tetia was preceded in death by her brother, Luther Talley Garren, Jr. and a nephew, James Mark Garren.

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Debbie Swing

July 9, 2019

Tetia will always hold a special place in my heart, as well as she did in my Mother’s heart for the many years we were at Reformation. Now heaven has received another angel...RIP Tetia.

Michelle Smith

July 9, 2019

While I never had the pleasure of knowing Tetia, what I've learned of her causes me to feel a sense of loss that I didn't. Deepest condolences to all who love her.

Edmond Dowling Jr

July 9, 2019

I remember her as a loving person, always smiling and greet with hello. I once told her she must be someone grandmother, because of her warm spirit and smile. May Christ bless and keep her family during your time of loss.

Barbara Burns

July 9, 2019

I frequently sat behind Miss Tetia. In church. Always smiling, always dressed in lovely clothes. She beamed in the light of God's love and made me feel warm in her glow.
Now she's an added light to her heavenly home.
I will miss her, but thankful our paths crossed.
Rest in Peace Miss Tetia, God picked the best of us that day.