Family and friends of Lucille Garrison surprised her May 16 by attending church with her at Byrd Freewill Baptist Church then having a birthday lunch for her.
Garrison turned 85 May 17.
All six of her children were present as well as most of her grandchildren and many of her great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her children included Tom, Carroll, Bill and David Garrison and Kathy Bray, all of Myrtle, and Steve Garrison of Salem, Ark.
Those in attendance were: Tom's Family -- Tom, Jessie Mae, Sherman, Lorie, Olivia and Savannah Garrison of Myrtle; Tommie, Kathy and Katie Garrison of Pocahontas, Ark.; Linda, Jeff, Renea, Sammie Jo and Cheyenne Honeycutt of Mammoth Spring; Janet, Brooke and Bailey York of Salem, Ark.
Carroll's Family -- Carroll, Emma, Tim, Sarah, Andrew, Anna, and Phillip Garrison of Myrtle; Sheila, David and Josh Miller of Koshkonong; Phyllis and David Fry of Mountain Home; Gayle and Kassie Burr of Thayer; Shirley, Ron and Jessica Brown and Robert Cox of Tulsa, Okla.; Ashley Garrison and Anthony and Colby Benton of Pocahontas, Ark.; Ruth Zackery of Mammoth Spring, and Joyce Sheppard of Rolla, Mo.
Bill's Family -- Bill and Betty Garrison of Myrtle; Brent and Carley Garrison of Thayer.
David's Family -- David Garrison of Myrtle; Rhonda, Matt, Garrett and Shelby Simpson and Robyn, Ben, Dillon and Sidney Sims of Thayer.
Steve's Family -- Steve, Rochelle, James, Paul, Jessica, Owen and John Garrison of Salem.
Kathy's Family -- Kathy and Kim Bray of Myrtle; Roger Huddleston of Alton; Karen Bray of Little Rock.
Other's attending were Alpha Garrison; Joe, Teresa, Justin and Aminta Garrison; Kristen, Lucas and Ryan Parker; Dorris Summers; Deanna and Mikael Summers; Jim Garrison; Wesley, Carla, Austin and Reese Garrison; John, Sharon, Jessica and Jennifer Wrenfrow; Joyce Taylor; Oba Jr. Garrison; Truman and Betty Wrenfrow; and Jerry and May Douglas all of Myrtle.