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Eleanor Glenn Lamb Haltom

Published 12:00am Thursday, June 27, 2013

May 11, 1930 – June 25, 2013

EUPORA — Private graveside services for Eleanor Glenn Lamb Haltom, 83, who died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, will be in Eupora under the direction of Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison.

Mrs. Haltom was born May 11, 1930, in Eupora, the daughter of William Herbert Lamb and Mattie Jones Lamb. She was known as “Sis” to her family and friends growing up.

Mrs. Haltom attended Christian College in Columbia, Mo., and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Mississippi, where she met her husband, Robert Ballard Haltom of Batesville.

Bob and Glenn married in 1950, and settled in Roxie before moving to Natchez where they resided for nearly 50 years. Glenn raised her three children, Laura, Jim and Tom, while maintaining an active community life. Her home was always open for everyone to come and play.

Glenn helped found the Pine Burr Garden Club in Meadville and was a long-time, active member of the Pilgrimage Garden Club in Natchez. She loved her garden work and was a life flower show judge. Her yard was full of blooming plants, and she always had a pile of “good, clean dirt” for her grandchildren to enjoy.

Glenn was the founding member of the Southern Garden History Society and promoted the beauty and history of the Deep South.

Besides her gardening, Glenn was busy in the Junior Auxiliary of Natchez, the DAR and was a member of Jefferson Street Methodist Church. She greatly enjoyed collecting southern antiques and co-chaired the Natchez Antiques Forum.

At an age when most of us are starting retirement, Glenn started one of her most amazing journeys. After learning of the need for more guide dogs for the visually impaired, she traveled to Michigan for training and to acquire a young Labrador retriever puppy she would groom as a future leader dog. Thus began nearly 16 years with her wonderful companion dog, Magnolia. Maggie had a fear of large trucks, so never became a guide dog, but she spent a number of happy years with Glenn and Bob.

Glenn and moved to Ridgeland in 2007, and enjoyed their many friendships at The Orchard.

She was preceded in death by her brother, James Aubrey Lamb, of Summit.

Survivors include her husband; three children, Laura Haltom St. Clair and husband, Doug, Dr. James R. Haltom and husband, Susan, and Dr. Thomas L. Haltom and wife, Kay; and six grandchildren, Chase St. Clair, David Haltom, John Haltom, Scott Haltom, Sydney Haltom and Marshall Haltom.

The family extends special thanks to Mattie White, whose friendship was a godsend, and the many caring people who helped in Glenn’s later years, including Anita Jackson, Pat Veal, Roxana Murray, Lula Hairston and Dorothy Hammond.

The Haltom family is very grateful for the care given by Hospice Ministries and Dr. Gerry Ann Houston. Glenn’s final years were made much better by the wonderful medical care of Dr. Richard deShazo and Dr. Kimberly Tarver.

The family requests that memorials be made to Living Waters For the World (www.livingwatersfortheworld.org) or Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland in lieu of flowers.