Leola Zadie Garland, age 89, of Johnson City, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Four Oaks Healthcare, Jonesborough, following an extended illness. A native of Maryville, TN, she was a daughter of the late Ruth England Whitmore. She was a member of Worldwide Church of God in Kingsport, and was a business owner in the community and owned Farm Direct Greenhouse on 81S for many years. Mrs. Garland was a loving wife and mother.
In addition to her mother, Mrs. Garland was preceded in death her husband Robert Garland; a son, Michael Garland; a daughter, Patricia Garland; and a brother, Edward Whitmore.
Survivors include her son, Larry Garland, Piney Flats; three brothers, Xeno, Glen, and David Whitmore; granddaughter, Deanna Hensinger; grandson, Skyler Garland; a great grandchild, Keiley Garland.
The funeral service for Mrs. Garland will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 until 1:00 P.M. in the East Parlor.
The graveside service and interment will follow the funeral service at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Jonesborough, TN.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.