Obituaries published in the Thursday, April 18, 2002, edition of The Messenger.
Katie Lee Jackson
Services for Katie Lee Jackson, 95, of Troy who died Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at Edge Regional Medical Center will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. David Keeney officiating.
Burial will be in Green Hills Memorial Park in Troy under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her husband, W.A. Jackson and a daughter, Mary L. Holmes.
Survivors include two sons and their wives, Buddy and Nancy Jackson of Tulsa, Okla., and Charles and Annette Jackson of Oneonta,
four daughters and their husbands, Dorothy and Gene Free of Prattville, Pat and Leo Harden of Orange, Va., Barbara and Kenneth Motes of Troy and Sara and Cliff Carroll of Pine Level; brother, Charles Lee of Troy; sisters, Mary Bassett and Edna Huggins both of Troy; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.
The family requests memorials be made to the building fund of Mrs. Jackson’s church, Green Drive Baptist Church in Troy.
Luther W. Garrett
Services for Luther W. Garrett, 94, of Troy who died April 17, 2002, at Edge Regional Medical Center will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2002, at Ramah Primitive Baptist Church (Hwy 29) with Elder Cary Sanders officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Skeen Funeral Home of Troy.
He will lie-in-state from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002 at the funeral home.
Mr. Garrett was born April 11, 1908, in Pike County. His parents were Brady Garrett and Trecie Harrel Garrett.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy Pearl Garrett and a daughter, Evelyn Garrett.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Garrett of Banks; eight sons and their wives, Melvin Garrett of Troy, James Garrett of Brundidge, Brady and Mary Jo Garrett of Brundidge, Bradley and Toy Garrett of Troy, Chester and Aline Garrett of Troy, Douglas and Norma Garrett of Banks, Johnny and Patricia Garrett of Brundidge, and Abner and Brenda Garrett of Panama City, Fla., daughter, Betty Garrett of Troy; stepson and his wife, Benny and Rosie Mae Dease of Banks; stepdaughter, Rachel Gregory of Ocean Springs, Miss.; stepgrandson, Billy Gregory of Ocean
Springs, Miss.; 18 grandchildren, Rita Garrett, Phillip Garrett, Linda Love, Gary Garrett, Michael Garrett,
Bronda Barron, Marcus Garrett, Terry Garrett, Kenneth Garrett, Renae Johnson, Cynthia Boyd, Kimberly Driggers, Hubert Garrett, Stanley Garrett, Denise Taylor, Steve Garrett, Heather Garrett and Chris Garrett; 26 great-grandchildren; brother, James Laster Garrett of Banks and a sister, Ila Jinright of Columbus, Ga.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons.
Thelma Brindley Goodwin
Graveside services for Thelma Brindley Goodwin, 95, of Albertville, formerly of Troy, who died Sunday, April 14, 2002, were at
5 p.m. Tuesday April
16, 2002, at Memory Hill Cemetery in Albertville with Rev. Charles Brown officiating. The Eulogy was given by T.J. Carnes.
Burial was in Memory Hill Cemetery under the direction of Harris Funeral Home of Geraldine.
She was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church of Albertville. She was also active in First Baptist Church of Troy and a member of the Colley Sunday School Class.
She was a member of Troy Women’s Club, Delta Kappa Gamma and was a Charter Member of the Marshall County Historical Association.
In 1968 she was included in "Who’s Who Among American Women." Miss Goodwin attended the Virginia School for Girls, received her BA from Athens College, her MA and EDS (education specialist)
from Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee. She attended the Leland Powers School of Speech and Drama in Boston Massachusetts. She taught at Albertville High and taught English at Troy State University for over 20 years. During her first seven years at Troy she directed the Playmakers in productions that included
Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night".
Miss Goodwin was preceded in death by her father, W.P. Goodwin and her mother, Dora Brindley Goodwin.
Survivors include Rebecca and Daniel Clayton of Collinsville and their immediate family.
Richard Matthew (Matt) Booth
Services for Richard Matthew (Matt) Booth, 45, of Troy who died Monday, April 15, 2002, will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel in Troy with Rev. Tim McQuitty officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery on Knox Street in Troy under the direction of Dillard Funeral Home of Troy.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the funeral home.
Matt was the beloved husband of Regina Booth and a devoted father to Sarah. He was employed with Troy Cablevision and was also a great cook, fisherman, hairstylist, the best horseshoe player, storyteller and dancer. He loved his "cuz" and friends. "Matt lets go for a Jeep ride!"
Matt was preceded in death by two daughters, Heidi and Marie Booth and his father, Preston Mathew Booth.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Regina Booth of Troy;
daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Booth of Troy; his mother, Jeanette Booth; three brothers and their wives, James Michael and Verna Booth of Birmingham, Preston Mickey and Sue Booth of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mark Anthony Booth of Florala; three nephews, Wesley, Robert and Derek Booth; mother-in-law, Betty Sue Minton; brother-in-law Bobby Minton and several other cousins and family members.
Pallbearers will be friends of Matt.
Nathaniel (Fan) Passmore
Nathaniel (Fan) Passmore, 67, of Detroit, Mich., formerly of Troy, died April 14, 2002, at New Life Nursing Home in Detroit.
Funeral arrangements will be made in Detroit by Cole Funeral Home. Burial will be in Detroit with Cole Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Passmore was born in Pike County to the late Charlie Passmore and Cleone McCollough. He was educated in the Pike County School System. He retired from Middletown Florist in 1982 and was a member of Tri-Stone Baptist Church.
Survivors include his brother and sister, Carlton Passmore and Betty P. Henderson of Troy, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends in Troy.