Mary F. Garris

Published 5:18 pm Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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CONWAY – Mary Lewter Flythe Garris, 74, of Zion Church Road, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 25, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on October 13, 1946 to the late Junius E. Flythe and Gwendolyn Matrin Flythe.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Neil Garris and wife Kelli; two grandchildren, Morgan Rose and husband Willie, and Justin Garris, all of Conway; and her nephew, Eric Ogburn of Seattle, Washington; plus, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mary Lewter was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 52 years, William Mack Garris; her parents, Junius & Gwendolyn Flythe; her sister, Dorothy Ogburn; and her brother, J. E. Flythe.

Mary Lewter worked by William’s side at their business, Garris Sales & Service, for many years and continued after his death. When not at work, she enjoyed doing yard work, playing the piano, shopping, playing cards, and going out to eat with her friends.

She had a beautiful voice and got great enjoyment from singing with the church choir and playing the piano, when needed, at Conway United Methodist Church where she had been a lifetime member. She loved her family unconditionally and was always there for them, no matter what. She never met a stranger and will be remembered for her smile and her laugh!

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, April 27, 2021 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Conway United Methodist Church, Conway, NC with Rev. Robert Hill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Conway United Methodist Church, Conway, NC 27820 or online by visiting fund, type- Mary Garris.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel-Murfreesboro is handling the arrangements for the Garris family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting