March 18, 2009
Myrtle Elizabeth Walden Baucom, 92, passed away March 17, 2009, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Services will be held at Gunter and Peel Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 11:00 am with Elder Bob Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Egger Cemetery in Caledonia, MS. Visitation will be Thursday, March 19, 2009, from 10-11 am at Gunter and Peel. Gunter and Peel Funeral Home of Columbus is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Baucom was born November 3, 1916, in Monroe County, MS to the late John M. and Matilda Coleman Walden. She was a homemaker and attended the Primitive Baptist Church. She was the proud grandmother of thirty-four grandchildren that she loved very much. She was preceded in death by her parents; her thirteen siblings; her husband, Tilford Kermit Baucom; daughter, Katherine Phillips; sons, Paul Baucom and Pete Baucom; and grandson, Terry Phillips. Mrs. Baucom is survived by her daughters, Wanda Andrews (Billy) of Columbus, MS and Martha Cole (Melvin) of South Bend, IN; sons, David Baucom (Barbara), Tony Baucom (Patricia), Junior Baucom (Judy), and Leslie Baucom (Margaret) all of Columbus, MS, Mike Baucom (Shirley) of Gordo, AL and Ellis Baucom (Rhonda) of Dothan, AL; thirty-four grandchildren; fifty-one great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Scott Andrews, Jamie Baucom, Bill Andrews, Lantz Eads, David Baucom, Jr., Jody Baucom, Paul Baucom and Johnny Michael Baucom. Honorary pallbearers will be nurses and staff of Trinity Healthcare. Memorials may be made to Trinity Healthcare, 230 Airline Road, Columbus, MS 39702.