Linda Putnam Garland

Published 10:07 am Sunday, April 24, 2022

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Linda Putnam Garland, 77, of Mocksville, met her Lord and Savior on April 19, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family.

Linda – known as “Granny” by many – was born on Feb. 3, 1945 in Greenville County, S.C., and was the second child of the late William A. Putnam and Madolyn Gore Putnam.

Linda was a graduate of Wade Hampton High School in Greenville and went on to receive a degree in nursing from Greenville Tech. Linda’s passion and drive for nursing was exemplified by attaining Who’s Who Among Technical Students in 1976 at Greenville School of Technology. Many of Linda’s patients became lifelong friends over the years she worked in the Greenville hospital systems, elder care facilities, and Milliken plants.  After retiring, Linda and family resided in Mocksville, where she spent her days being a grandmother and friend to many.  Linda and her husband Gene celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in April.

Linda’s passions were well-known by family and friends for fishing, gardening, painting, cooking for her family and watching her children and grandchildren compete in sporting events. She enjoyed nothing more than going to the lake with family to catch a mess of fish for cooking a feast.

Linda is survived by: her husband, Gene Garland of Mocksville; a son, Stephen Garland (Katherine) of Spartanburg, S.C.; 3 daughters, Stephanie Garland (Ron Ramella) of Greenville, S.C., Stacie Helms (Wayne) of Easley, S.C., and Gina Suzanne Garland of Mocksville; 2 brothers, Grover and Michael; 4 sisters, Patricia Putnam, Denise Douglas, Lisa Harris, and Ginger Pop; 9 grandchildren, Hunter Sales, Harrison Sales, Hannah Sales, Hayes Sales, Miranda Brown, Madolyn McKinney, Ashlie Swengel, Chuck Gosnell, and James Garland; 2 great-grandchildren, Sara and Briar; 2 great-nieces, Julia and Ella; and a great-nephew William.

A celebration of life will be held in the Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary at 309 Fernwood Drive in Spartanburg, S.C., at noon on Saturday April 30. Following the service, the family and friends will gather to continue the celebration of life, share past experiences, and a meal in the fellowship hall. Visitation and a time for remembering will be after the service.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to: Blaise Baptist Handyman Fund, at 134 Blaise Church Rd., Mocksville, NC 27028.

We, at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville are honored to serve the Hancock family.