Mrs. Bessie A. Garland died Thursday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton in Covington after a long illness. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Canaan MB Church, where she was a member, with burial in Townsend Cemetery. Barlow Funeral Home has charge. Mrs. Garland, the widow of William Garland, leaves two daughters, Mrs. Reaver Barlow Bell of Chicago and Ms. Ethel Mae Garland of Covington; four sons, William E. Garland and James Garland, both of Chicago, Lorn Garland of Detroit and Hal Garland of Covington; a stepson, George Garland of Covington; a sister, Mrs. Ollie M. Harris of Fulton, Ky., 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
[The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Saturday, July 14, 1990]