Melvena C GarthMarch 8, 1931 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 86)
Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Melvena C. Garth, 86 of Hartselle, AL. will be noon, Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Hartselle Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Batts, officiating and inhumation in the Draper Chapman Cemetery in Talucah with Reynolds Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Melvena C. Garth was born on March 8, 1931 to the late Ellis and Rosa Chapman in Morgan County, Alabama. Mrs. Garth passed away on May 14, 2017 at Decatur Morgan Hospital-Parkway Campus.She was married to Willie A. Garth who preceded her in death
She accepted Christ at an early age and attended Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, later uniting with Sand Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Garth had a strong faith in God, and loved her children.
She had many hobbies which included; Bingo, fishing, gardening. Mrs. Garth also loved the Family Feud with Steve Harvey and soap operas. She loved sports.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Bobby Chapman; sister, Pauline Chapman; brothers, Oliver and Archie Chapman; grandson, LeShammon “Shorrell” Garth.
Mrs. Garth leaves to cherish her precious memory: seven daughters, Joyce Garth, Decatur, Jaye Allen (Rydell), Hartselle, Faye Garth McAfee (Clarence Powell), Chattanooga, TN, Sharon Garth, Huntsville, Teresa Hall, Decatur, Cynthia Garth Williams (Jeffrey), Hartselle, Michelle Garth (Greg), Decatur; two sons, Frederick Garth, Hartselle, Michael Garth (Cheryl), Decatur; adopted daughter, Gena Orr, Hartselle; a daughter-in-law, Linda Williams-Chapman, Priceville; one brother, Curtis Chapman, Falkville; sisters, Mattie McDaniel, Falkville, Olene Herring (James “J.D.”), Chattanooga, TN; sister-in-law, Inez Reynolds (Ed), South Pittsburgh, TN; 18 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Miguel Valentin, Korrie Chapman, Kevin Hoult, Dominic Powell, Jahkese Garth, Maurice Garth, Tim Garth and Ahmad Jackson. Flower Bearers will be, Brenda Madden, Toraineya Nicholas, LaMiah Hall, Montra Fuqua, Chiquita Derrick, VeNeah Hall, LaShay Orr and Aliyah Hall.