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Meda Jean Arendale

December 31, 1936 — February 14, 2023

Meda Jean Arendale, age 86, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Batesville, MS with the interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday evening, February 17, 2023, from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Wells Funeral Home.

Meda Jean was born December 31, 1936, to the late James Earnest Watts and Meda Labon Hastings.  After graduating from Crowder High School (elected most beautiful in the 9th grade, cheerleader 2-years, and home coming queen her junior year) and Northwest Mississippi Junior College (cheerleader 2-years and leader of numerous clubs) she worked at Tallahatchie Valley Electric Power Association in Batesville, Mississippi and retired after 43-years.  Meda Jean became a Christian early in her life and started teaching Sunday School at the age of 18 and continued throughout most of her life (teaching children to adult ladies and Bible Explorers Groups).  She was a devoted wife and loving mother, an extensive cook, raising large gardens (canning and storing vegetables), livestock, dogs, cats, and show horses in her spare time.

She is survived by her husband W. C. Arendale (married 65-years), Connie Arendale (daughter), Michael Arendale (son), and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings:  Homer Watts, Celeste Watts, Hilda Watts Riggins, William Nathaniel (Scooter) Watts, and James Everett Watts.

She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

 

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, February 17, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Interment

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 3:15 pm (Central time)

Magnolia Cemetery

U.S. 51, Batesville, MS

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