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Garland Monroe Earls

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia for Garland Monroe Earls, 84, of Columbia, who passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Marion General Hospital. Interment will be at Lott Cemetery in Foxworth. Bro. Timothy Beard will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Hathorn Funeral Home.

As a long-time resident of Marion County, Garland was an avid outdoorsman that loved camping on the river. A devoted husband, loyal employee, and friend, Garland will always be remembered for his soft-spoken spirit that was always willing to help. His family always brought a smile to his face and was his most cherished possession.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, W.Z. & Clara Earls; his Wife of 53 years, Verlee Pace Earls; one Son, Ronald Moree; one Grandson, Kiel McKenzie; two Brothers, William Earls, Louie Earls; and three Sisters, Dorothy Allen, Frances Lowe, Elizabeth Earls.

He is survived by two Daughters, Kathy Graham (Roger) of Columbia, Mississippi, Laura Fitts (Joe) of Green Brier, Arkansas; one Son, Donald Moree (Son) of Monterey, Louisiana; one Sister, Ann Swieter of Dewey Oklahoma; six Grandchildren, Shea Sims (Brannon), Rose Taylor (Drew), Jake Fitts, Shelby Fitts, Garrett Fitts, James Box (Amber); and nine Great Grandchildren, Preston Taylor, Nolan Taylor, Brett Sims, Kaleb Sims, Sadie Sims, Paxton Box, Laine Box, River Box, Addi Hollis.

Pallbearers will be Ben Stringer, Rex Allen, Brannon Sims, Daryl Powell, Joe Herring, and Mitchell Pace

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Garland Monroe Earls
February 9, 1935 - February 2, 2020





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