Obituaries for Wed., Oct. 31, 2018

Published 1:37 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Mary Evelyn (DuBose) Garrett Shear, age 90, of Opp, passed from this life, Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, in Greenville, Texas.

Survivors include her son: Dan Garrett (Donna) of Abilene, Texas, daughters: Cynthia Garrett Alsup (Harvey) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Cathy Garrett Rector (Joe) of Greenville, Texas, brothers: Jack DuBose Pugh of Enterprise, Ala., and Arnold DuBose of South Carolina, sisters: Louise Rodgers of Winter Garden, Fla., and Dorothy Kelley of Opp, and sister-in-law: Dale DuBose of Opp. Grandchildren: Grant Garrett (Kendra), Mack Garrett (Lindy), John Garrett (Kimberly),

Michael Alsup (Michele), Bryan Alsup (Jeanette), Amy Grimes, Holly Lipsey (Charles), Emily Alvarado (David) and 20 great grandchildren, also, many loving nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shear was born Sep. 3, 1928, in Opp.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Carmon A. Garrett in 1978 and Earl C. Shear in 2015, parents:  JC DuBose and Ruby Catherine Pugh (Lois Qualls), brothers: Cary (Pete) E. DuBose (Quida Rhodes) and JD DuBose, both of Opp, and son-in-law: Ernest (Ernie) Alsup of Greenville, Texas.

Mrs. Shear attended Fleeta School, received her GED in Altha, Fla., and attended Chipola College in Marianna, Fla. She was a member of the Church of Christ where she was active in teaching classes, tending to the sick, visiting the shut-ins, preparing food for the needy and especially known for her “banana bread” gifting.

She received many compliments on her flowers gardens where spent a lot of her time when she wasn’t canning or freezing fruits and vegetables.

She spent several years working at the Alatex and Warner’s factories but enjoyed many years as a bookkeeper for Alsup Sur-Gas, Inc. of Marianna, Fla., and Earl Shear Motor Co. of Opp.

There will be a graveside service at Cedar Grove Church of Christ in Andalusia, today, Wed., Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held on Nov. 18, at 2 p.m., at the same location.

The family invites you to attend both memorials.