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James Wenthford Garrett

March 19, 1936 September 19, 2018
James Wenthford Garrett
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Obituary for James Wenthford Garrett

James Wenthford Garrett, 82, of Martinsville, VA died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem, Virginia. He was born March 19, 1936 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia to the late John Washington Garrett and Esther Etolia Dobbins Garrett. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, John Thomas Garrett.

In 1968, James moved to Martinsville where he owned and operated Garrett’s Barber Shop and Laundromat for three decades. He was an active member of Martinsville Church of God and attended First Assembly of God, Martinsville.

James is survived by his wife of fifty four years, Marie Murphy Garrett; and his only sister, Dorotha Garrett Ramsey of Charlottesville, Virginia. His two “sons,” their cats, Angelo and Ed will miss their papa. Eight nieces and nine nephews are also part of James’ family.

James’ funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel with Pastor Joe Nunley officiating. Burial will be held at Halifax Memorial Gardens, 3211 Halifax Road, South Boston, Virginia at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Garrett family.

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11:00 AM 9/22/2018 11:00:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel

1500 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 5501
Martinsville, VA 24115

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - Martinsville Chapel
1500 Kings Mountain Road Martinsville 24115 VA
United States

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Halifax Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

3211 Halifax Road
South Boston, VA 24592

3211 Halifax Road South Boston 24592 VA
United States

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