Barbara Janie Applewhite Burns
(March 31, 1942 - September 27, 2020)
Mrs. Barbara Janie Applewhite Burns, 78, of Greenville passed away on Sunday, September 27, at Select Specialty
Hospital in 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.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5, at Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery near
French Camp, with Rev. Don Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (www.pkdcure.org), P. O. Box
871847, Kansas City, MO 64187; or to Mutt Madness (www.muttmadness.org), c/o Amy Manning, 102 Morgan Road,
Greenville, MS 38701.
Monday, October 5 11 am
Bethsaida Baptist Church Cemetery
|BARBARA JANIE APPLEWHITE
|March 31, 1942
September 27, 2020
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, Inc.
|"Our family serving your family for four generations"
|Gerald B Jones
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Janie's family. She was a wonderful lady, sister-in- law and aunt . Gerald,
Nathan, Linda and Mark Jones
Marvell and Juanita Morgan
Bill our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Peggy H. Donahoo
Bill, Im so sorry for your loss. Janie was a very sweet lady.
The Scherer family.
Our deepest condolences for your loss. May you rest peacefully.
Margie Gant Langdon
Deepest Sympathy to Bill and family.
Melba Austin Darton
Bill and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I have many happy memories growing up with Janie and her brothers
and sisters at Poplar Creek. Melba