Arlyce J. Garth

Resolution & Scholarship – Brother Dr. Arlyce J. Garth (AJ)

Dr. Arlyce J. Garth departed this life on Monday, October 12, 2015.

Dr. Arlyce J. Garth, descendant of Elijah Garth of 1795, was the fourth child born to the late Nathanial Garth, Sr. and Mary McCullough Garth in Courtland, AL.

Arlyce J. Garth

AJ was educated in the Chattanooga City School System.  After graduating from Howard High School, he attended Morehouse College where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and the 1953 Psi Lambda Scholarship.  Later, AJ pursued other degrees – Master of Science Degree from Tennessee Agriculture and Industrial State University, Education Specialist, and Doctor of Education from George Peabody/Vanderbilt University.

Garth (as he was so fondly called) met the love of his life (Charlotte Stanson) while attending Morehouse.  Their union of forty-five years produced two daughters, Chloé LaJune and Arlycia Jayn.

During his tenure as an educator, Dr. Garth taught English and Drama at Howard High School, in addition to teaching and serving as Assistant Principal at Riverside High School.  In 1978, Dr. Garth went to teach at Alabama A&M University until his retirement.  After retirement, Dr. Garth served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he was very instrumental in the establishment of the Eta Phi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.  He continued to mentor until his Home-going.

Resolution Offered By Association of Tennessee AlphaMen At The Death Of
Brother Dr. Arlyce J. Garth

“With crescendo— A symphonic life, once replete with its largos and allegros, has moved swiftly onward; and friendship that was once ours to share has hastened now into sweet memories.”

Whereas. Arlyce J. Garth was duty initiated into Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. in 1956, through Alpha Rho Chapter at Morehouse College; and

Whereas Brother Garth was not only a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., but an iconic representation of its aims of Manly Deeds, Scholarship and Love for All Mankind; and

Whereas he was seriously the mantra of “ espirit de fraternite,” providing leadership to chapters, advice to college brothers, and counsel to Alumni chapters, through his role as chapter advisor; and

 Whereas being in his presence at conventions, caucuses, summits and training sessions was always a delightful treat; and

 Now, therefore, be it resolved that we acknowledge that all good men must die, but that we declare that even death cannot kill a good name. Brother Garth was a good man with a good name.

Be it further resolved that we commend him into Omega, our chapter of sweet rest; that we offer this resolution as testimony to the respect he commanded from brothers well served; and that his resolution be a perpetual reminder to all of his good deeds.

 Be it finally resolved that we provide a copy of his resolution to his family and that copy goes into the archives of the Association so that his contributions will go everlastingly into sweet memories.

Submitted this 19th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, twenty-thousand and fifteen.
Sylvester Fulton, Tennessee District Director

Scholarships In Memory of Bro. Dr. Arlyce J. Garth

The Board of Directors of Psi Lambda Educational Foundation voted to set a goal to award a $1,000 Scholarships each year for the next seven years in memory of Bro. Arlyce J. Garth. Dr. Garth consistently supported the Psi Lambda Educational Foundation since its inception in 2002.

To support this effort as President of the Foundation, I pledged and paid $100 toward our goal of $7,000. Other brothers have expressed their support also. If you would like to join us in making this goal a reality, please make you tax deductible contribution payable to:

Psi Lambda Education Foundation, Inc

PO. Box 334

Chattanooga, Tennessee 37401


Bro. Charles W. Jackson


Psi Lambda Educational Foundation, Inc. (a Tennessee Non-profit Corporation with 501C (3) tax exempt status)