Monday, January 3, 2011

Fern Baxter King

(February 6, 1921 - January 2, 2011)
Fern Baxter King, age 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on January 2nd, 2011. Visitation will be held at Porter Funeral Home in Louisville, MS, Tuesday, January 4th, from 9am to 11am. Immediately following visitation, funeral services will be held at the funeral home. Fern Baxter was born in Mason, TN, the daughter of the late Don and Carrie Baxter. She attended Whitworth College in Brookhaven, MS in 1939. She married Eugene R. King in 1940 and as a devoted wife, loved and supported him in his business and civic interests. She was an active member of First United Methodist Church for many years, participating in the Methodist Young Adult group and the Ed Livingston Sunday School Class. She was one of the founders of the Methodist Young Adult Fellowship and was one of the first to serve in the Bertha Kennett Memorial Library. She was a great supporter of North Mississippi Emmaus and Methodist Foreign Missions. In 1993, she was named Woman of the Year of Winston County. She will be most remembered as a beloved mother, a cherished grandmother and great grandmother who devoted her life to her family. Fern had an outgoing personality. She will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched. Fern Baxter King is survived by her daughters Peggy King Yarbrough and husband Daniel “Moe” of Louisville, MS and Linda King Dunnaway and husband Danny of Brookhaven, MS; grandchildren, Scott Ray and wife Dawn, Amanda M. Clark and husband Wesley, and Andrew Dunnaway and wife Aimee Primeaux; great grandchildren, Abby and Laney Ray, Michael and Emily Majors, and Nola and Baxter Dunnaway. She was known as Mimi to Danny, Angela, Elizabeth Ann and Daniel Yarbrough, Steven, Paige, Mary Cannon, Ellie, and James Yarbrough, and Rob, Amy and R. J. Landry also. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Eugene R. King, her grandson David E. Dunnaway and two brothers Durwood and Russell Baxter. Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 300 W. Main St, Louisville, MS 39339.