July 15, 1935 – Jan. 10, 2023
Mildred Whitman Anthony, 87, of Kokomo, died Jan. 10, 2023, at Walthall General Hospital in Tylertown. In 1955, she started her career as a beautician and with her late husband, Herlin, owned and operated Anthony’s Barber and Beauty Shop in Tylertown until her retirement in 2000.
She was a member of Magee’s Creek Baptist Church where she sang alto in the choir and served more than 50 years as the church secretary. She enjoyed many hobbies, including sewing, quilting, and cooking –often hosting the pastor for Sunday dinner.
Mrs. Anthony was preceded in death by her husband, Herlin L. Anthony; daughter, Jacqueline Brown; grandson, Josh Lackey; parents, Conrad Whitman and Ora Monceaux Whitman; and 13 siblings.
Survivors are her daughter, Sheila Brock (Mark); sons, Kenneth Anthony (Judy), and William Anthony (Gwen); a sister, Martha Poole; brothers, Lloyd Whitman (Wanda), and Howard Whitman; eight grandchildren, Aaron Ginn, Rachelle Johnson (Maurice), Jade Morris (Andy), K.W. Anthony (Kimberly), Jace Anthony, Josh Anthony (Jess), Sarah Singley (Alex), and Mirissa King; 13 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter, Kaia Leigh Stephens.
Funeral services were Jan. 14, 2023, at Magee’s Creek Baptist Church with Revs. Lloyd Whitman and Buddy Day officiating, burial at Magee’s Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Aaron Ginn, K.W. Anthony, Jace Anthony, Josh Anthony, Alex Singley and Andy Morris.
Honorary pallbearers were Rickie Felder, Greg Anthony, Rhett Anthony, Mitch Anthony, Mike Anthony, Triston Anthony and Jackson Morris.
Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia was in charge of the arrangements.