AUGUSTA, Ga. - Major James S. Majors (US Army ret'd.), 70, of Augusta, GA entered into rest Wednesday, July 5, 2006. A native of Elmore Co., AL, he was the son of the late Carrie McQueen Bayles, and had lived in Richmond Co., GA since 1971. An undergraduate of Auburn University, he was "a proud War Eagle", and was also a graduate of Georgia Southern University. He retired from the US Army after 20 years of service, having served during the Vietnam War and receiving the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and the Meritorious Service Medal. He also retired from the Civil Service with the Dept. of Defense after 25 years of service where he received "The Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe". He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Ann Majors; a son, William S. Majors of Arlington, VA; two daughters, Margaret A. Weston of Augusta and Mary C. Majors of Martinez, GA; two grandchildren, Brie and Sarah Weston of Augusta; a sister, Carolyn M. Ballard of Opelika, AL; and two aunts, Gerry Lanier and husband Luke of Opelika, AL and Evelyn M. Smith of Selma, AL. The family will receive friends Saturday, July 8, 2006 from 4 to 6:00PM at Poteet Funeral Home West Chapel. A graveside service will be held Friday, August 11, 2006 at 3:00PM at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to an Alzheimer's foundation of the donor's choice. Poteet Funeral Homes - West Chapel, 3686 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909 - 706-860-0009.
The Augusta Chronicle-July 8, 2006