Ethylene Overstreet

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ethylene Overstreet, longtime resident of Walnut Hill, Fla. passed away on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, from cancer, at the age of 85.

She was born in Wallace, on June 26, 1929, to John Emmons and Linnie Virginia Jeter Kirchharr. She was the mother of four children; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. “Granny,” as she was affectionately called, was a member of Enon Baptist Church in Walnut Hill. She was retired from Monsanto as a production worker.

Ethylene was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Wilson Overstreet; her daughter, Betty Jo Overstreet; brother, Willie Agee Kirchharr and James Woodrow Kirchharr; and sisters, Imaree Miller Carter, Myrtle Davidson, Alice Grubbs, Hazel Timothy and Lynette Milstead.

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She is survived by her children, Charlotte Lucas (Phil), Margaret Little (John) and Calvin Dewayne Overstreet; grandchildren, Rhonda Little Baca, John Eric Little (Jennifer), Kinzie Lucas Shamblin (Jim), Kelly Lucas Lawson, Brittni Overstreet Stanford (Blake) and Calvin Taylor “Ty” Overstreet; and great-grandchildren, Ryan Baca, Alex and Julianna Little, Lorri and Raegan Harrell, Ariana and Ashlyn Dionne, Bentley and Braylynn Stanford and Griffin Lawson. She is also survived by two brothers, Fletcher Kirchharr and Kenneth Earl Kirchharr, and her caregivers, Robert and Mary Hall.

Funeral services will be held at Enon Baptist Church, 7121 Highway 97A, in Walnut Hill (Bay Springs), on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The eulogy will be given by her grandson, Eric Little. The Rev. Buddy Boles will conduct the services.

Pallbearers will be Eric Little, Ty Overstreet, Blake Stanford, Ryan Baca, Edward Giddins and Johnny Giddins. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Hall and Kenneth Wayne Garrett.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.