Eleanor Applewhite

Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Eleanor Glynn Bigelow Applewhite, 90, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa.

She was born on April 13, 1927, to Halbert and Ollie Bell Bigelow. Glynn married the love of her life, Albert Applewhite on March 30, 1946. She was a member of Monroe Street Baptist Church. She worked at Sears in Bogalusa for many years. She loved their camp and fishing on the Gulf Coast. And she was elected Mardi Gras Queen in 2017 at Rest Haven Living Center.

She is survived by three daughters, Darylene (T.A.) Gillespie of Tupelo, Miss., Raydine Raborn, and Sheila Glover of Crossroads, Miss.; a son, Dwaine Applewhite (Carolyn) of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; a sister, Peggy Wallace of Bogalusa; a sister-in-law, Betty Bigelow of Varnado; three grandchildren, Kim Raborn, Chastan Bickham, and Krissi (Tyler) Hunt; 11 great-grandchildren, Leslie(Chaz) Piazza, Ethan Rester, Aric Dunaway, Ashley Applewhite, Gage Glover, Halle Glover, Avery Glover, Dane Glover, Maggie Hunt, Addie Hunt, and Ty White; three great-great-grandchildren, Emma Sharp, Cade Piazza; and Zoe Piazza; and also survived by numerous nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Albert Applewhite; her parents, Halbert Bigelow and Ollie Bell Schillings Bigelow; two brothers, Halbert “Buddy” Bigelow, and Jerry Bigelow; five grandsons, Billy Ray Rester Jr., Dwaine White, Daryl Rester, Jonathan Glover, and Robert Applewhite; and a great-grandson, Billy Ray Rester III.

Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m., at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chad Jenkins officiating. Interment will follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens.

A very special thanks to Travis and Denise Thomas for always being there for our Mother.

To view and sign the register book, visit online at www.pooleritchiefuneralhome.com.