Edgar Allen Majors

Published 8:12 am Monday, September 28, 2015

Edgar Allen Majors, 90, a resident of Greenville, died Saturday, Sept. 26.  Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. David Saliba and Matt Langford officiating.

Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home will direct.  Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time.

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Mr. Majors was born in Montgomery, Ala., on Nov. 5, 1924.  He moved to Coosada, Ala., as a teenager.  He graduated in 1942 from Holtville High School and attended Auburn University before joining the Army/Air Corp.  He moved to Greenville in 1947 and
started his business of 45 years known as Majors Laundry and Cleaners.

Mr. Majors is preceded in death by his parents John Benjamin and Lucille Majors; brother, LaHugh Douglas Majors (Pearl); sister, Natalie Thomas Minter (Ray); grandson, Jason Randolph Smith; and nephew, Thomas Ray Minter.  He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Clark Majors; two daughters, Mary Majors McLean (Bobby) of Fleming Island, Fla., and Jane Majors Adams (Ronnie) of Greenville; one son, John Dwight Majors (Virginia) of Pike Road, Ala.; one sister, Gwen Lassiter (Veryl) of Troy, Ala.; nieces; nephews; seven grandchildren: Amy Lee (David) of Jacksonville, Fla.; Carrie McLaren (Rob) of Orange Park, Fla.; Gwendolyn Beslow (Brian) of Morristown, N.J.; Abbie Lee Roehm (Tom) of Cary, N.C.; Mibbie Majors of Raleigh, N.C.; Lacey Skipper (Patrick) of Greenville; Marcey Nicholas (Todd) of Dothan, Ala.; 15 great-grandchildren: Allison and Cady Lee, Maggie and Molly McLaren, Wolf and Jason Beslow, Virginia Paces and John Beckham Roehm, Natalie, Sarah Catherine and John Patrick Skipper, Mary Todd and Allie Clark Nicholas, Kate and Gabe Smith; five very special caregivers: Gloria, Dorothy, Edna and Monica Stringer and Norma Johnson with Southern Care Hospice of Greenville.

Mr. Majors was Worshipful Master twice in the Masonic Lodge of Greenville, a member of Greenville Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, Board of Directors of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Board of Directors of the First National Bank. He was a World War ll Army veteran and served in European Theatre. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greenville for more than 50 years.

Pallbearers are Patrick Skipper, Todd Nicholas, David Lee, Henry Haynes, Kenny McGough and Wayne Brooks.  Honorary pallbearers are Jeddo Bell, Al Middleton, John Ackerman and Jimmy Russell.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 112 Adams Street, P.O. Box 555, Greenville AL 36037 or Southern Care Hospice, 102 Camellia Avenue, Greenville, AL 36037. 

For online condolences, visit www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com.