Obituaries, Saturday, April 6, 2024

Published 8:31 pm Friday, April 5, 2024

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Chester Harold


Chester Harold Garrett, 82 of Troy, passed away peacefully in his home March 23, 2024 surrounded by his family. Services for Mr. Garrett will be held Saturday, April 6th, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Green Hills Funeral Home.  Visitation will be 9:30 – 11:00. He will be buried in the Green Hills Cemetery following the service. Reverend Greg Sanders will be performing the service. Dr. James Kimbrough will read scriptures and close in prayer.

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He was one of ten children, born in Pike County and raised in a farming family. Family was very important to him and he always enjoyed family gatherings. As a young man, he entered the grocery business. He later went to work for the A & P Supermarket in Troy where he met his bride, Aline. A & P transferred him to several other locations and eventually promoted him to store manager. He and Aline bought the A & P store in Troy in 1974. In 1980-81 he built a new store located on North Three Notch Street.  They later purchased the Banks Buy-Rite and were the hub of the community until they retired. After retirement he filled his time with woodworking, primarily making porch swings. He produced over 900 swings made from cedar, cypress and pine. Many of his swings are still in use today.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Aline Sanders Garrett, daughter, Renae Garrett, son, Kenneth H. Garrett Sr. (Michele), grandsons Kenneth H. Garrett, Jr., Zachary L. Johnson, granddaughter, Emily Garrett, great granddaughters, Kelsey Gordy, Zoe Garrett, Aubriana Johnson, Skylar Grace Penn and great grandson, Traigan Johnson and brothers Johnny Garrett and Abner Garrett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Luther Garrett & Lucy Pearl (Lucille) Williams Garrett, siblings Evelyn Garrett, Melvin Garrett, James Garrett, Brady Garrett, Bradley Garrett, Douglas Garrett & Betty Garrett.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the Compassus Hospice of Troy for the caring, compassionate and dedicated services they provided.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Goshen Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128, Goshen, AL 36035.  The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Garrett family.

Susan Golden Majors

Susan Golden Majors, a beloved resident of Birmingham, AL, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at Town Village. She was born on April 13, 1955, in Brundidge, AL, to Clarence LaDon Golden and Zadie Frances Golden (Jernigan).

Susan grew up alongside her siblings Anne Borman, William (Bill) Golden, and John Golden. She attended Auburn University for pre-nursing before transferring to UAB, where she finished her degree and went on to earn a Masters in the field. Susan married Tommy Majors and together they built a life filled with their love, children, and cherished memories.

Professionally, Susan excelled as an Electronic Medical Record Clinical Trainer, demonstrating her dedication to healthcare and education. Beyond her career, Susan found joy in various activities, including playing cards, spending time with her family – particularly her grandsons George and Charlie – and enjoying the serene beauty of Lake Martin. She also had a fondness for watching Hallmark Movies and Murder She Wrote.

A devout Christian, Susan found strength and comfort in her faith throughout her life’s journey.

Susan is survived by her children James Majors and his wife Tabitha of Atlanta, GA, and Clair Majors of Birmingham, AL. She was a loving grandmother to George and Charlie. Susan is also survived by her siblings Anne Borman (Dave), Bill Golden (Cindy), and John Golden (Terri).

Susan was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tommy Majors, who passed away on May 6, 2022.

Susan Golden Majors will be remembered for her sense of humor, kindness, and loyalty. She touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. May she rest in peace, reunited with her beloved husband for eternity.

A memorial service to celebrate Susan’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Vestavia Hills Baptist Church Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you consider a donation in her honor to your church’s mission outreach or your favorite charity.