Mary Lewter Flythe Garris

October 13, 1946 - April 25, 2021

10/13/1946 - 04/25/2021

Past Services

Tuesday April 27, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel
314 Main Street West
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-396-0202 | Directions
Wednesday April 28, 2021
11:00 am
Conway United Methodist Church
South Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

CONWAY, NC – Mary Lewter Flythe Garris, 74, of Zion Church Road, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday, April 25, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on October 13, 1946 to the late Junius E. Flythe and Gwendolyn Matrin Flythe.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Neil Garris and wife Kelli; two grandchildren, Morgan Rose and husband Willie, and Justin Garris all of Conway; and her nephew, Eric Ogburn of Seattle, Washington; plus, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mary Lewter was preceded in death by the love of her life and husband of 52 years, William Mack Garris, her parents, Junius & Gwendolyn Flythe, her sister, Dorothy Ogburn, and her brother, J. E. Flythe.

Mary Lewter worked by William’s side at their business, Garris Sales & Service, for many years and continued after his death. When not at work, she enjoyed doing yard work, playing the piano, shopping, playing cards, and going out to eat with her friends.

She had a beautiful voice and got great enjoyment from singing with the church choir and playing the piano, when needed, at Conway United Methodist Church where she had been a lifetime member. She loved her family unconditionally and was always there for them, no matter what. She never met a stranger and will be remembered for her smile and her laugh!

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening, April 27, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel, Murfreesboro, NC and other times at the home.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Conway United Methodist Church, Conway, NC with Rev. Robert Hill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Conway United Methodist Church, Conway, NC 27820 or online by Clicking Here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel-Murfreesboro is handling the arrangements for the Garris family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Rita Harrison
2 years ago

Neil, I am so sad to learn of the loss of your mother. She was a special lady. I always enjoyed conversation with her. I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers.

Dianne Long Barber
2 years ago

Sorry for your loss Neil..May God Bless& comfort you and your family..

Bud Andy Shelby
2 years ago

Sorry for your lost

Cheryl Collier Hedgepeth
2 years ago

Sending prayers from our family to yours. Sorry we didn’t know. She is now with William and dad. She will have her hands full. Love your family. Will see you soon

June Garris
2 years ago

I love Mary Lewter very much. At one time she was my sister in law. She was always friendly kind and great person to talk with. RIP fly high and be with William.

Chip & Linda Felts
2 years ago

Neil so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I always enjoyed talking with your Mom at the store

Margaret Vann
2 years ago

I am so very sorry for the loss of Mary Lewter. She was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Pat and Joey Martin, Raleigh, NC
2 years ago

We are sorry to hear of Mary Lewter’s passing. We will always remember the times we got to visit with her in Conway. We will always cherish the times she was willing to share her thoughts and opinions with us. She had such a great sense of humor and a laugh we will always remember.
Our sympathies are extended to the family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Billy and Peggy Davis
2 years ago

Sending thought and prayers to Neil and Family. What a blessing to have had Mary Lewter as a friend. We will cherish her memory always. Love to you all.

Billy and Peggy Davis
2 years ago

Neil, you and your family have always been so special to our family. So many good memories we share. Hold tight to your happy memories and may God bless you all. Mary Lewter was a smart, strong, loving woman and is missed so much already. Sending prayers and love to you all.