Garan Tchon Bradley Ashkeveron, 37, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2008 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Garan was a former resident of Cloverdale.
Garan was born David Bradley Elmore on July 28, 1970 at the Putnam County Hospital to the late Pamela Sue Haltom Bauer and David Elmore. He was later adopted by Pamela's second husband, Ronald McKamey.
Survivors include: life partner Donald Fuller and family of Myrtle Beach, father David Elmore and wife Joan Castle-Elmore, siblings David Douglas, Angela and Gabriel Elmore, all of Florida, great-grandmother Ila Bea Allen, grandfather Dale Haltom and wife Karen, father Ronald McKamey, grandparents Calvin and Jean McKamey, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, Sean Tierseron and friends from Richmond, Va., family and friends from Myrtle Beach, Virginia, Indiana, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Preceding him in death were his mother Pam, grandmother Barbara Haltom, grandparents Raymond and Dorothy Elmore, great-grandparents Jim and Dorothy Haltom and great-grandfather Ed Allen.
Garan graduated from Cloverdale High School, class of 1988 and earned an Associate's Degree from Indiana State University with a concentration in music.
He was employed by Bob Evans Farms, Inc. in Myrtle Beach for the past several years. Garan was an aspiring author and had been diligently working to be published. He was an ordained minister in a non-denominational church and had presided over the marriage of his life partner Donny's parents. Garan was a friend to all and the best life partner Donny could ever dream of. He will be truly missed by friends, family, co-workers and countless others he influenced throughout the years.
A memorial service to celebrate Garan's life will be held at Karen's Café in Cloverdale April 27, at noon. A burial service will be held following the memorial service at Cloverdale Cemetery in Cloverdale.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to In-Care Hospice, 4685 Hwy 17 South Bypass, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577 or to Red Ribbon Friends, P.O. Box 8241, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578.
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