AUGUSTA, Ga. - Helga Maria Garland beloved wife of the late Sgt. Major Tommy Harold Garland , entered rest on Saturday May 10, 2008 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held on 6:30 PM Wednesday May 14, 2008 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home- Lumpkin Road Chapel. Interment will be in Beaufort National Cemetery. She was a loving mother, and grandmother and friend to all that knew her. A past member of the Purple Heart Club, ladies auxillary. Survivors include daughters Linda (Michael) Garland, Augusta and Deborah (Steve) Nimmons, Evans; sons Tom Garland and Gary Garland, both of Augusta; grandchildren Megan Garland, Rebecca Nimmons , Rachel Nimmons , William Nimmons , Jr. , Abigail Garland, Olivia Garland, Hunter Garland, Sebastian Garland, Alexander Garland and Isabellia Garland; great-grandchild Chaz Garland; sisters Tillie Karre and Ursula Bright. The family will receive friends immediately following the service on Wednesday evening from 7 until 9 PM at the funeral home. For those wishing to make memorial contributions the family suggest: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing or The American heart Association, 1105-D Furs' Lane, Augusta, GA 30907.
The Augusta Chronicle-May 13, 2008