Dwana Pusser, 'crusader for law enforcement,' has died

MARCH 8 – Dwana Pusser Garrison, a former Adamsville city commissioner and the daughter of famed McNairy County Sheriff Buford Pusser, died last night, city officials confirmed today.

“The City of Adamsville is profoundly saddened at the passing of our friend,” officials said in a news release. “She was a crusader for law enforcement.”

Garrison served three four-year terms on the Adamsville City Commission and was an advocate of state, regional and local tourism. She was active in promoting the city and keeping the legacy of her father alive through the Buford Pusser Home & Museum in Adamsville.


Garrison’s “smile, her abundant energy, and her beautiful red hair will be remembered by all who were fortunate to have met her and been in her presence,” the city said.

She is survived by her husband Jamie Garrison; daughters, Atoyia Barnes and Madison Garrison; and grandsons, Hayes and Jack Houston Barnes.


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