Betty  Garris

Obituary of Betty Ann Garris

Betty Ann “Toot” Wells Garris, 82, wife of Manford E. Garris, died Friday, May 31, 2019, at her home.


Born in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Robert Wells and Ada Furman Lowder Wells. 


Mrs. Garris was retired from Waste Management Company.


Surviving are her husband of Sumter; two daughters, Carol Ann Hinchliffe Collins (Alan) of Sumter and Cathy Annet Hinchliffe (David) of Wedgefield; a brother, Joseph Wells of Pinewood; two granddaughters, Jessica Collins, Amanda Heffington; three great-grandsons, Brandon Barkley, Austin Riles, James Hyde; and a great-granddaughter, Audrey Brianna Cruzan.


She was preceded in death by a sister, Thena Louise Goff and a granddaughter; Amanda Michelle Taylor Rhodes. 


Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Saturday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Rev. Brian McGaw officiating.


Burial will follow in the Pinewood Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Friday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, Carol Collins.


Online condolences may be sent to


Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.