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Emma Dean Catledge

May 4, 1925 — May 2, 2012

On May 2, 2012, at Brandon Court, Brandon, MS, Mrs. Emma Dean Catledge (Peay), went home to be with the Lord. Born May 4, 1925, in Louisville, MS, to Sammy & Lena White, she is survived by three daughters, Dianne (Dan) Schmitz of Brandon, MS; Susan Younger of Brandon; and Jill (Ronnie) Johns of Louisville; three grandchildren, Nicole (Brad) McKenzie of Starkville, Paul (Lauren) Younger of Madison, and Lauren Fulton of Columbus, MS; two great grandchildren, Luke & Landon McKenzie. She is also survived by a sister, Willie Faye Dawkins of Louisville, as well as her beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members. Additionally, she is survived by three step children: Ladonna Thompson (Jim); Dale Peay (Karen), all of Starkville; Gene Peay (Sandy) of Huntsville, Ala.; two step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Catledge and Jeff Peay; a brother, Billy White, and a sister, Sue Haimes. As a former employee of the Winston County Schools, she served as a cafeteria worker and a bus driver. She loved the children she worked with and enjoyed seeing them in the years following her retirement. She was a long-time member of West Union Presbyterian Church and enjoyed many years of fellowshipping with her church family. Her greatest passion in life was loving people and serving them. Mrs. Catledge was a loving mother, grandmother, sibling, and friend, who enjoyed cooking and doing things for her family and others. She was an avid gardener who will surely enjoy planting and tending beautiful flowers in Heaven. She also enjoyed quilting, crafts, sewing, and creative hand projects. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, May 5th, at Porter Funeral Home, with Rev. Brandon Bates officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be her birthday, Friday, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Porter Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Tony Jordan, Mark Cravens, Dunlap Catledge, Patrick Tomlinson, Brad McKenzie, and Paul Younger. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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