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John Talmadge Goodnite

September 3, 1925 — November 25, 2020

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John Talmadge Goodnite, age 95, passed away at his home in Batesville surrounded by family Wednesday morning, November 25, 2020.

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 28, 2020 in the Martin Willingham Memorial Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service. Following the service, the family will have a private committal service at Magnolia Cemetery in Batesville, MS.

Talmadge was born September 3, 1925 in Sardis, MS to the late John Felix and Bertha Marshall Goodnite. Talmadge was a graduate of Sardis High School where he played football. He attended Mississippi State University and returned to Sardis to work in the cattle business with his father. Talmadge was hired by Dunlap & Kyle in 1956 and moved his family to Batesville. He retired from the parts department in 1996 after 40 1/2 years of loyal service. Throughout his life, he was an avid quail hunter and music lover with country music being his favorite. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army, having served as a Private First Class in General Patton's 3rd Army at the Battle of the Bulge in France during WW II.

Talmadge’s loving memory will be cherished by his wife of sixty-seven years, Carolyn Trussell Goodnite of Batesville, MS; daughter, Christy Goodnite Broome (Bart) of Batesville, MS; sister, Emogene Brown of Batesville, MS.; brother, George Goodnite of Batesville, MS; one grandson, Dane Broome (Beth) of Batesville, MS and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Lowe Broome and Denley Bright.

Along with his parents, Talmadge was preceded in death by his son, John T. "Johnny" Goodnite, Jr.; brother, Wayne Goodnite and his grandson, Brett Broome.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Magnolia Cemetery

U.S. 51, Batesville, MS

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