Eva Hunter Death And Obituary – Emmeline Pickle On December 26, 1927, he was born in Amory, Mississippi, to Vertis Pickle and Alice Carter Pickle, both of whom have now died away. On November 21, 2022, Mom passed on to live with our Our Father after an amazing 94 years on this planet.
We are all appreciative of her life and the legacy she has left behind. We shall miss her. Her husband Mark Hunter, a stillborn daughter, her son Haran Hunter, and her siblings Mable Pickle, Hester Pickle, and Lester Pickle all predeceased her. The people who died before her included her parents.
Her three daughters, Cindy Windle and Mark Windle of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Rena Burns and John Rice of DuQuoin, Illinois, and Mara Rice and Rudy Rice of Columbia, Tennessee, as well as their grandchildren, Ryan (Dana) Rice of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Keenan (Jessica) Rice of DuQuoin, Illinois, Joy (Justin) Smith of Franklin, Tennessee, Chris Burns of Columbia, Tennessee, Nick Windle and Hunter Windle of Hot Springs The names of the sixteen great-grandchildren are as follows: Jackson and Jeanell Smith; Gabriel Burns; Cameron, Eva Nell, Jonah, and Heidi Windle; Colin, Dalton, Makaylie, Riley, Austin, Cooper, Bristol, Emett, and Faron Rice.
She is also survived by a sizable number of nieces and nephews, as well as her sister Martha Word of Aberdeen, Mississippi. She could only hope that one day she might be able to board one of the planes that she witnessed flying overhead since she was the daughter of a sharecropper. Eva Nell won a trip to Cuba after graduating with honors from Amory High School, which ignited her desire for exploring the world.
Over the course of her life, she traveled to more than 49 different nations on six different continents. She initially saw Mark Hunter, who would become her husband after he returned from World War II, at church. They got married on April 9, 1949, four years later, and until he passed away in 2008, they had been married for more than 59 years. On either of her parents’ sides of the family, Eva Nell was the first to get a college degree. She received a labor scholarship to study at the University of Southern Mississippi, where she also worked as the president’s student secretary.
She obtained a minor in English in addition to her specialization in mathematics. She then received scholarships from the National Science Foundation and returned to school, eventually earning a Master of Science degree from the University of Alabama with a focus in computer programming. She taught math, English, and theatre at Decatur High School and Austin High School during the course of her career. She started her career at Decatur High School as the first computer science teacher and spent the next ten years there as an assistant administrator.
She continued to utilize technology right up until the very end, particularly her iPad and PC. She also loved FaceTime. She was a devoted member who often visited the Central Baptist Church. When she was a teenager, she made the decision to become a Christian, and she later developed into a committed servant. She will retire in December 2021 after 64 years of work at the Central Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama, where she served as a library volunteer and taught Sunday School and Training Union. She received The Alabama Baptist State Convention’s Lifetime of Mission Service Award in 2015.
She spent a lot of years working as a volunteer librarian for Lifeway, instructing guests at various conferences, including those held in Glorieta and Ridgecrest. She will have had her final teaching appearance at a library conference in November of 2019 at the North Alabama Library Conference. She also played a key role in the development of libraries in other nations and was in charge of the training of library workers in Austria, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Switzerland, among others. Her area of expertise was work for the national library.
She has written several library-related publications, developed two online library courses, and written an updated version of A Classification System for Church Libraries in addition to the “Classification and Cataloging” component of the Church Library Ministry Information Service. In Decatur, Alabama, where she then lived, she contributed to the creation of a library for the residents of the Brookdale Senior Living complex. Her most recent project involved setting up a library for The Hearth, a community center in Franklin, Tennessee, where she had been living since the beginning of May.