Julia Ouida (Garrett) Benavides of Friendship, Arkansas age 92, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born Wednesday, December 15, 1926 in Friendship, Arkansas to Charles “Charlie” Washington and Tessie Mae (Baxter) Garrett. She was a twin to Ed and youngest of the eight children.
She followed other family members to California in her teens. After many years there she
retired from General Telephone Co. in Southern California before returning to Friendship.
She had a second retirement from Walmart after more than twenty years at the Arkadelphia
She was preceded in death by her siblings, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Coye Clifton, Blanche
McMahan, Baxter Garrett, Garvis Garrett, Douglas Garrett, Geraldine “Dottie” Smith, Warren
“Ed” Garrett Sr.
Survivors include nephews:
Warren E. Garrett Jr. of Friendship and Greg D.Garrett (Naomi) of Lakewood, California.
Also niece Julia G. Hammons of Arkadelphia. Julie was affectionately known as “Granny” by Ed’s grandchildren and great grandchildren: Ryan D.Garrett (Ragina, Brayden, Camden), Blake A. Garrett, Britany D. Makia (Marcus, Luke), Garrett M. Hammons (Breanna, Payton, Bella, Hunter, Braydee), and Jessika R. Hammons,
and a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of Julie’s life will be Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 11:00 am in the sanctuary of the
Friendship United Methodist Church, 110 Caney Rd, Friendship, AR
In lieu of ﬂowers memorials may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,
C/O Harriett Babb 602 Long Branch, Donaldson, AR. 71941 or a charity of your choice.