BRANDON – H.B. Medders, age 89, of Brandon, formerly of Boyle, passed away on Thursday January 18, 2018 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS.
Visitation will be held Monday January 22, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Boyle, MS. Burial will be at the New Cleveland Cemetery. Rev. Clarence Edwards will officiate the services.
H.B. was born on August 6, 1928 to Edley and Nettie Bain Medders in Merigold, MS. He enlisted in the United States Marines in 1946 and after service returned to the Delta where he married Norma Jean Campbell on March 21, 1954 in Boyle, MS. H.B. farmed many years in the Delta and Oktibbeha County. He also instructed Heavy Equipment Operations at Mississippi Delta Junior College. He assisted with FFA projects which made it possible for summer trips to the western states for the boys. H.B. was a member of First Baptist Church in Boyle, MS where he served as a Deacon for over 40 years. H.B's favorite past time was going to farm auction sales and quail hunting.
H.B. was preceded in death by his parents Edley and Nettie Medders, a brother Doiss E. Medders and an infant sister Bainey Rebecca Medders.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma Jean Medders of Brandon, MS; daughter Debbie (Michael) Christmas of Shelby, MS; son, Hanny Medders of Brandon, MS; daughter, Memrie Andress (Scott) of Mason, TN; 4 grandchildren, Shea Christmas, Austin Christmas, Elaina Andress and Mallorie Andress; 5 great-grandchildren, Mary Ellis Kuhn, Jake Christmas, Walker Kuhn, Adam Christmas and Luke Christmas. He also leaves 2 nephews Ed Medders and Jerry Medders.
Pallbearers will be Lexie Horn, Brad Jones, Murry Roark, Floyd Arbuckle, Jr., Floyd Arbuckle, Sr. and Gale Roark. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Medders, Jerry Medders, Roy Weeks, John Perrett, Earl Dawson, James Morgan and Karl Wagner.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Boyle PO Box 218 Boyle, MS 38730 or to the Baptist Children's Village PO Box 27 Clinton, MS 39060-0027.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.