OBITUARY

Velma Louise Garrett

March 31, 1940May 23, 2019

Velma Louise Garrett, 79, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Interment to follow in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Aquilla, Texas. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the funeral home.

Velma was born on March 31, 1940 to Delmer Archie and Ola (Armstrong) Ryno in Aquilla, Texas. She was a longtime resident of Waco. Velma grew up in Blooming Grove and attended the Methodist Church. She married James Ray Barham 1955 and six children. Velma retired from Sears where she worked as a sale clerk. Velma was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 980 in Bellmead, Texas. She enjoyed gardening, dancing and especially spending time with her family.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents; her companion of 30 years, James Royce Edwards; son, Hershell Bradley Barham; brothers, James Ryno and Hershell Ryno.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Smith and husband, Steve of Elm Mott, Carolyn Jordan and husband, Dennis of Waco, Janet Haisler of West, and Anita Underwood and husband, Joe of Waco, son, Mark Barham and wife, Jan of Rome, Georgia; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

  • FAMILY

  • Velma was preceded in death by her parents; her companion of 30 years, James Royce Edwards; son, Hershell Bradley Barham; brothers, James Ryno and Hershell Ryno.

    Survivors include her daughters, Karen Smith and husband, Steve of Elm Mott, Carolyn Jordan and husband, Dennis of Waco, Janet Haisler of West, and Anita Underwood and husband, Joe of Waco, son, Mark Barham and wife, Jan of Rome, Georgia; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Jordan
  • Bryan Jordan
  • Jereme Smith
  • Jeffrey Perkins
  • Cody Barham
  • Eric Haisler
  • Great-Grandsons, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2019

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