Gwendolyn Spearman Garwood

Published 10:18 am Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Mrs. Gwendolyn Spearman Garwood, 81, of Bermuda Run, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

Mrs. Garwood was born on March 29, 1939, to the late Harold Bridges and Ruth Duckett Spearman. Mrs. Garwood was a strong Christian, who lived by her beliefs and loved those around her. She enjoyed sports, especially golf and tennis, and loved gardening. She was a fighter, having overcome lots of sickness through the years. Over her lifetime, she developed many friendships and created memories left to be cherished by those closest to her.  She will be remembered as a devoted mother, precious wife, and great friend.

She was LAO preceded in death by: a son, William Bradley Garwood; a brother, Norville Bridges Spearman; and a sister-in-law, Margaret “Marge” Spearman.

Survivors: her husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Ray Garwood of Bermuda Run; a son, Jeffrey Ray Garwood (Carolyn) of Daufuskie Island, S.C.; 2 siblings, Ron Spearman (Anne), and Brenda Dawkins (Ben); 3 grandchildren, Allison Marie Garwood, Sarah Michelle Garwood, and Christina Juliette Garwood.

A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials: Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, 28607; or to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or