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Avery G. Garretson, 16, of Edinburgh, died at 9:58 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
A student at Edinburgh High School, he attended Community Church of Columbus and enjoyed outside sports like skating and fishing, and was inspired to become a UFC fighter. He took great pride in working the swing shift with all his fellow co-workers at Challenge Plastics.
He had a great respect for the United States Marine Corps and one day hoped to either join the elite service or pursue a college education to become a computer software engineer. He was an excellent student and absolutely loved French class.
Avery was a very loyal friend.
A private family service is planned at a later date with the Rev. Scott Hundley officiating.Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery in Edinburgh.Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home in Edinburgh.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Downtown, in care of Community Church of Columbus, 522 Seventh St., Columbus, IN 47201.
Avery was born in Columbus Jan. 26, 1996, the son of Russell Garretson and Melissa A. Norton Garretson.
Survivors include his father, of Connersville; his mother, of Edinburgh; his stepfather, William Davis of Edinburgh; grandparents, Thomas Avery and Kathy Norton of Edinburgh, Connie Marcum of Connersville and William and Julie Davis of Edinburgh; a great-grandmother, Bertie West of Marietta; brothers, Kenneth and Lowell Garretson of Connersville and Kyle Sheckles of Taylorsville; aunts, Alice Chastain and Ashley Norton of Edinburgh and Anne Davis of Columbus; uncles, Noah Norton of Edinburgh and Richard Pickett of Franklin; a niece, Brooklyn; and several cousins and friends.