GREENVILLE — A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery near French Camp, with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Mrs. Barbara Janie Applewhite Burns, 78, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital, Jackson.
Mrs. Burns was born at Poplar Creek on March 31, 1942, and was the daughter of the late John Ezra and Rilla Jeanette Montague Applewhite. She was a 1960 graduate of Kilmichael High School and a 1964 graduate of Mississippi State University. She worked for more than 30 years for social services before retiring. She was active in 4H, girls softball, and the Washington County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse Riding Club. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Burns was preceded in death by her sisters, Grace Willingham, Jean Applewhite Jones, and Katherine Applewhite; and a brother, Jimmy Applewhite.
Mrs. Burns is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Burns, of Greenville; daughter, Bettie Martinek (Darrell), of Greenville; son, Billy Burns, of Greenville; granddaughter, Carol Jane; and two brothers, Harris Applewhite, of Newton, and John Applewhite, of Ridgeland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (pkdcure.org), P.O. Box 871847, Kansas City, MO 64187; or to Mutt Madness (muttmadness.org), c/o Amy Manning, 102 Morgan Road, Greenville, MS 38701.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (ofhwinona.com) is handling arrangements.