Garnet M. Detrow, 91

February 27, 2009

FEB. 24, 1918-FEB. 25, 2009

Garnet Mae Detrow, 91, of Shinham Road, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown.

Born Feb. 24, 1918, in Powellton, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca Darr McMillian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Detrow, in December 1997.

She attended school in Powellton, W.Va.

She was a self-employed caregiver.

She is survived by daughters, Joanna Scheid of Largo, Fla., Janet Cosgrove and Rosa Sours, both of Hagerstown, Linda Kauffman of Chambersburg, Pa., and Judy Alvarado of Scurry, Texas; sons, James Atha of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Benjamin Atha and John Atha, both of Hagerstown; sisters, Adalee Toler of Groten, Conn., and Dreama Houch of Gainesville, Fla.; 36 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sons, Charles Atha and Danny Atha; sisters, Mercedes Belcher and Mildred Jarrett; brothers, Kenneth McMillian and Elmer McMillian; and two grandchildren.


Services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home in Smithsburg. The Rev. Robert C. Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Coffman Nursing Home Activities Department, c/o Jan, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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