Garwood, Glenna Flinchum

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Glenna Elizabeth Flinchum Garwood, 84, of Snowville passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daphene Dishon Flinchum and Lee Edward Flinchum, Troy and Betty Phillips, and sister, Joan Phillips Cox.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, David Lee Garwood; her daughter and son-in-law, Angie Covey and Anthony Wilson; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Tina Garwood; the absolute brightest lights in her world, her grandchildren, Grayson Covey and Sadie Covey and also her bonus grandchildren, Alisha Dunford and Austin Mitchell. She is also survived by her siblings, Jerry (Nancy) Flinchum, Mike (Debbie) Flinchum and Vickie Carroll; a host of incredible nieces and nephews and a wonderful church family.

She spent her life devoted to God and her family. She was a member of Cecil’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She spent her life working in Pulaski County, first at Jefferson Mills and then Volvo where she retired in 2002.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Carilion Hospice and especially nurse Sara Epperly. Her incredible kindness was matched by her professionalism and her gift of making Glenna smile with each visit. She quickly became part of our family.

Glenna was known for her kindness and compassion, her loyalty to her Snowville community, and for never holding a grudge against anyone. She was the best “Nana” never missing a ball game, a dance recital, school function or family gathering. All who knew her were blessed by her commitment and dedication to others above herself.

The family will receive friends at Bower Funeral Home in Pulaski on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Saturday, August 28,2021 at 11am officiated by her brother, Pastor Mike Flinchum.

Interment will follow at the Page Place/Dishon Family Cemetery in Snowville.

Glenna loved flowers, and they would be greatly appreciated. Also, in lieu of flowers her favorite charity was St. Jude Children’s Hospital as well as her church, Cecil’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

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Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family