The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


December 19, 2012

James ‘Buddy’ Garrett

James H. “Buddy” Garrett, 86, of Limestone County died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at Decatur General Hospital.

Mr. Garrett was a farmer and lifelong resident of Limestone County and a member of the Belle Mina United Methodist Church. 

He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp during World War II. After graduating from Auburn, he returned to the family farm and became the fourth generation to farm the land that his great-great-grandfather purchased from the United States government in the early 19th century. His father was one of the founders of the Limestone Farmers Co-op in 1932.  Mr. Garrett was the president of the gin at the Limestone Co-op.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Garrett; his wife, Betty Hulse Garrett; two sons, Tom and Jim Garrett; his brother, Ed Garrett.

He is survived by his granddaughter, Beth Garrett; daughter-in-law, Donna Compton Garrett; and two nephews, Johnny and Pete Garrett. 

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Belle Mina United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Vicki Tonini officiating. Burial will follow at Athens City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Berryhill Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Pallbearers will be Cody Hill, W.K. Cole, George Stovall, Cal Chapman, Bill Webster and Lowell Sanderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Belle Mina United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Text Only


Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee