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Johnny R Garren

April 12, 1959 — April 18, 2021

Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville announces the death and funeral services for Mr. Johnny Ray Garren, age 62, of Blairsville, who passed away on Sunday, April 18th, 2021 in Chatuge Regional Nursing Home in Hiawassee, Georgia.

Mr. Garren was born in Detroit, Michigan, and had worked in construction as a carpenter. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Young Harris, Georgia. He will be remembered as a great brother. Preceding Johnny in death was a sister, Patricia Owens.

Surviving family members include his wife, Oralia Garren; two sons: Darrell Garren and Gilbert Garren; a daughter, Candy Garren and grandkids; mother, Irene McAuliffe; brother, Thomas McAuliffe; sister, Yvonne Barenscheer (Charles), and many nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services have been scheduled for Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, to be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home in Blairsville, with Rev. Tommy Thomas and Rev. Raymond Byers. Special music will be presented by: Larry and Bonnie Anderson, Rick Hughes, and Tommy McAuliffe, Cassandra Keyosky and Hayley Keyosky. The following persons have been requested to serve as pallbearers: Jeremy Harvey, Darrell Garren, Robert Cullen, Anthony Keyosky, Hayley Keyosky, Cassandra Keyosky, and Matt Schmitz. Requested to serve as honorary escort to the family is Thomas McAuliffe. Burial will be in Toccoa Baptist Church Cemetery in the Lakewood community of Fannin County, Georgia.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on the same day as the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m., and will last until the service hour of 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Cochran Funeral Home of Blairsville. Please share your condolences and sign the guest registry online at
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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

11:00am - 1:00pm

Cochran Funeral Home & Crematory of Blairsville

41Hunt-Martin Street, Blairsville, GA 30512

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Funeral Ceremony

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Starts at 1:00pm

Chapel of Cochran Funeral Home

41 Hunt-Martin St., Blairsville, GA 30512

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