Mrs. Jo Myers passed away July 19, 2013 in Gulfport at the age of 92.
Born May 5, 1921 in Tylertown, Mississippi, her parents were Henry Grady Harvey Sr. and Dixie Brumfield Harvey. She was raised in Tylertown and after high school attended MSCW her freshman year. She transferred to Mississippi Southern (now USM) in Hattiesburg where she graduated in 1941 with a degree in education and music. While at Southern, she met Billy Applewhite (Clyde Wm Jr.) and they married in 1942 when he got his Navy wings. They lived in Texas, Virginia, Florida, and then back to Mississippi.
After teaching many years in the Hattiesburg school system, she and her second husband, Don Myers, who was a sports announcer for a local television station in Hattiesburg, moved to the Gulf Coast in 1971. She taught at Popp's Ferry Elementary for several years and retired in 1982 after a 32 year teaching career. She was passionate about music as it was a great source of inspiration and relaxation for her and everyone who heard her play. She played the organ and piano and was especially proud of the Christmas CD that she made with a friend of hers.
She was preceded by her parents, Henry Grady Harvey Sr. and Dixie Brumfield Harvey; husband, Don Myers, who died in 1979; daughter-in-law Peggy in 2008; and her sister Ouida Yarborough.
She is survived by her three children, Wynn Applewhite (Glenn Parker), Bill Applewhite (Sheryl), Jimmy Applewhite; five grandchildren, Tracy, Mark, Jolie, Todd, Jim, and their families; eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, Henry Grady(Bud) Harvey (johnnie), Tylertown, and Dr. Charles Harvey (Jackie), Tallahassee, nine nieces and nephews, family friends, and longtime friends Barbara Nolan(and her family), Gulfport, and Jeff and Louise Dendy, Jackson, and her dear friend Nellie Douglas.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the nurses, CNAs, and all the staff at Lakeview Nursing Center in Gulfport for their special care and compassion.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 11280 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport with a visitation for family and friends from 10:00 AM until the service. Burial will follow at Tylertown City Cemetery, Tylertown, MS at 3:00 PM where her parents lay at rest.
An online obituary may be viewed and memories shared at www.riemannfamily.com.
Published in Clarion Ledger on July 22, 2013