|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1913|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 2010|
Hudean Burkhalter, 96, of Rolling Fork died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork.
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Ruleville United Methodist Church in Ruleville with the Rev. Mary Hutson officiating. Burial will follow at Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville under the direction of William & Lord Funeral Home of Ruleville.
Mrs. Burkhalter was born December 16, 1913, to Thomas and Nancy Pearson Windham. She grew up in Rolling Fork and graduated from Rolling Fork High School.
She received her undergraduate degree from MSCW and her master's degree from the University of Mississippi. She taught English for many years at Ruleville High School and North Sunflower Academy.
After retirement, her former students held a testimonial dinner in her honor at Delta State University and sent her on a trip to England that was a highlight of her life.
Mrs. Burkhalter was a charter member of the Hush-puck-a-how Chapter of DAR and was a Regent for two terms. She was a charter member of the Governor Thomas Wells Chapter of the Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century, a member of the James McBride Chapter of the DAC and a member of the Mississippi Penwomen's Society.
She was a faithful member of Ruleville First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Mrs. Burkhalter was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Eugene and Nancy Pearson Windham; husband, Edgar Charles Burkhalter; brother, Eugene Pearson Windham; and sister, Jeffie Windham Moore.
Survivors include her sister, Lois McDermott of Detroit; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Steven Eugene Windham, Donald Wayne Windham Jr., William Jordan Windham, Thomas Grey Windham, Dr. Byran Pearson Windham and Lee James.
Honorary Pallbearer is John Clark Love Jr.
Memorials may be made to the Hudean W. Burkhalter Memorial Scholarship Fund at Planters Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 3, Ruleville, MS 38771 or Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital at 47 S. Fourth St., Rolling Fork, MS 39159.
The Bolivar Commercial, Sunday, Mar 21, 2010
Created by: Portia Solomon
Record added: Mar 23, 2010
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