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Garland Lee Shumate
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Obituary for Garland Lee Shumate

Garland Lee Shumate, 81, of Blairs, Va., passed from this life into the arms of his Savior, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at his residence. He was born on January 31, 1937, in Danville to the late Clarice Gilbert McDaniel and the late Harold Lee Shumate. Mr. Shumate is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Alma W. Shumate. He owned and operated Garland Supply Co. Mr. Shumate attended New Life Community Church.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Shumate is survived by his children, Anita S. Buckner (Bucky), Karen S. Robertson (Mike), Harvey L. Shumate (Nancy), Patricia S. Elliott, Dawn S. Walker (Ricky), and Kim S. Fox (Eric); his brother, Glenn Shumate, Sr.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and 4 step grandchildren; as well as his adopted daughter, Jane Mays and her children.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Shumate was predeceased by his brother, Melvin Shumate, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Norris West End Chapel with Pastor Jim Reed and Pastor Denzil Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Danville Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 2, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Norris West End Chapel, and at other times at the residence.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the Shumate family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

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2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

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Danville Memorial Gardens

4849 Riverside Drive
Danville, VA 24541


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