Dr. Paul Major
Published 6:12 pm Thursday, March 9, 2017
Dr. Paul Major, 55, of LaGrange, GA passed away Thursday, March 09, 2017 at Hospice LaGrange.
Dr. Major was born October 1, 1961 in LaGrange, GA, son of Glendora Ralston Major and the late Dr. Cecil Paul Major, Sr. He was a member and Elder of Broad Street Church of Christ. Dr. Major was and Eagle Scout and continued to actively served with the Boy Scouts of America and was an active member of the Troup County Cattleman’s Association.
Dr. Major was a 1980 graduate of LaGrange High School, a graduate of David Lipscomb University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry, graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Masters degree in Chemistry, and a graduate of Mercer University where he received his M.D. He served his Residency in general surgery at University of Tennessee Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN in 1997 and has worked as general surgeon in LaGrange since 1997 at West Georgia Multi Specialty Clinic, partnered with Dr. Madhav Naik and Dr. Madhavi Naik, and was affiliated with West Georgia/Wellstar Medical Center.
Dr. Major was the former Chief of Surgery at West Georgia Medical and was a member of the American College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He served on the Board of Directors Living Hope for Honduras and took many mission trips to Gualaco, Honduras where he supervised farm development and helped build schools, churches, and children’s homes.
Dr. Major enjoyed working on the family farm, playing the banjo, hunting, fishing, playing basketball, and riding horses. The legacy he leaves behind are his beautiful children and the lives he touched as he practiced surgery in Troup County for the past 20 years.
Survivors in addition to his mother, Glendora Major, include his wife of 30 years, Katherine Lynch Major; children, Corley Morgan Brothers (Hunter), Lynch Monroe Major, and Leah Loten Major; siblings, Dr. Grant Major (Becky), Mignon Mandon (Marc), and Mel Major (Pam); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, March 10, 2017 at Broad Street Church of Christ with Reverend Gary Kirkendall officiating. Burial will follow in the Major Family Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends will be on Friday from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Broad Street Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers the family request contributions be made to Living Hope For Honduras, 408 Broad Street, LaGrange, GA 30240 (www.livinghopeforhonduras.org) or West Georgia Hospice, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (www.wghealth.org) in memory of Dr. Paul Major.
Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.
Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636