Wilcox County Woman Hit and Killed

7:05 PM, Jan 19, 2012   |    comments
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For years, seventy-eight-year-old Helen Garrison walked Cannonville Road.

"She loved to walk she'd get up before daylight." says Pastor Napp Granade.

Her friends and family say she always walked with a reflector vest and a flashlight, but the State Patrol says a woman in her late seventies didn't see her on her daily routine Thursday morning, hit and killed her.

"I was just horrified. My wife answered the phone, and I could just tell something was wrong," says Granade.

Cedar Creek Baptist Church Pastor Napp Granade says Garrison was one of twelve congregation members there.

"She was very unselfish. She'd share whatever she had. She was a good cook. She would send me cookies for my wife when I would stop here and visit with them," reflects Granade.

He says she retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a strong woman who lived what she believed.

"Her opinions didn't always agree with everybody else's, but she lived them and she backed them up." says Granade.

Garrison and her husband Clifton were married for more than fifty years. They had two daughters, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Police are not releasing the name of the woman who hit Helen Garrison at this time, but Garrison's daughter, Karen Crawford says they will not press charges because it was an accident.

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