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Reginald D. Cartledge, Jr.

Reginald D. Cartledge, Jr, a resident of Biloxi, Mississippi, 82, passed away on January 11, 2004 in Wiggins, Mississippi.  Funeral services will be held at Drew United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. on January 13, 2004 with visitation one hour before the service in the Sanctuary and interment immediately following the service in the Drew Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Sara Jean Applewhite Cartledge of Biloxi and formerly of Drew, Mississippi, his daughter, Rebecca Applewhite Cartledge Taylor of Wiggins, Mississippi and two grandsons, Ralph Liston Taylor and Daniel Hudson Taylor, also of Wiggins.  He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Robert Edward “Robby” Taylor, Jr. of Wiggins.  He is survived as well by his sisters Nan Henry and Virginia Calloway and her husband Dean of Meridian, Mississippi, Marion Hall and her husband Harold of Starkville, MS, his brother Liston Cartledge and his wife Alice of Mobile, Alabama, his sister-in-law Geraldine Cartledge of Birmingham, Alabama, his sister-in-law Ruth Mitchell Applewhite Billingsley and her husband Charles of Winona, Mississippi and his brother-in-law Joe Applewhite and his wife Mary Beth of Texas.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews Robert Henry, Susan Henry Lowe, Nancy Henry Yegge, Kim Cartledge Munoz, Mary Cartledge Caddell, Hollie Cartledge, Sidney Cartledge, David Cartledge, Amy Hall Irvin, Hal Hall, Dave M. Billingsley, Ralph M. Billingsley, William D. Billingsley, John Hudson Billingsley, Robert Applewhite, Joe Applewhite, James Applewhite and numerous great nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Reginald D. Cartledge, Sr. and Vera Powell Cartledge of Winona, Mississippi, his brother Robert S. Cartledge, his sister Louise Cartledge Leber, his brother-in-law Brady Henry, his niece Jennifer Henry and his nephew Liston Cartledge, Jr.

Mr. Cartledge was born and raised in Winona, Mississippi, served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II, flying 76 bombing missions, and was awarded numerous meritorious service medals.  He was a resident of Drew, Mississippi from 1950 until July, 1994, when he and Mrs. Cartledge moved to Seashore Methodist Retirement Center in Biloxi, Mississippi from Drew.

He attended Mississippi State University, was a member of the Bulldog Club, the proud owner of seats at Dudy Noble Field and an avid fan and supporter of all things associated with Mississippi State.  He was also a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking of the South in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

Mr. Cartledge was President of the then United Southern Bank in Drew, Mississippi until his retirement on September 30, 1986.  He was a member of the Drew United Methodist Church, where he served as a member of the Board of Trustees, the Administrative Board, the Finance Committee, the United Methodist Men and many other committees and councils of the Church.   He was a long time member of the Drew Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. 

 Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS
Sun Herald, Biloxi, MS
Winona Times, Winona, MS
Enterprise-Tocsin, Indianola, MS

Contributed by Rebecca Taylor

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