Myrtle Evelyn McAdams Walthall

Myrtle Evelyn McAdams Walthall
November 9, 1917
August 9, 2017
Funeral services for Myrtle Walthall were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, at the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield. Dr. Richard Heyduck officiated. Interment followed the services at Woodland Cemetery near Kirvin. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with the family present at Bowers Funeral Home in Teague. Myrtle Evelyn McAdams Walthall passed away Sunday, August 6, in Fairfield. She was born in the Mt. Zion Community of Freestone County on November 9, 1917, to Alvin and Myrtis McAdams. Myrtle was one of 13 children in her family and the oldest daughter. As the oldest girl, she helped her mother with the raising of her younger siblings including cutting hair, cooking, sewing, and other duties. She attended the Mt. Zion school and Fairfield High School. Myrtle witnessed world of many changes during her lifetime. She drove a wagon pulled by mules, rode in a model T automobile, picked cotton, and saw countless changes in communications and technology. Mytle married Earl (Smokey) Walthall on November 22, 1945, and shared over 29 years of marriage together until being separated by his death, when he was only 55. Myrtle enjoyed being a career woman and worked several jobs in Fairfield. She hung wallpaper for her father, worked for Ivy’s Dry Good Store, Peyton Brothers, The Daisy Shop, Sewing Factory, and as a babysitter in the nursery at First Methodist Church. Myrtle enjoyed visiting with friends and attending social and community events. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Fairfield and served as an officer and worked in the kitchen for many years on Bingo nights. She was a special MeMa to her grandchildren and loved to cook and sew things for them as well serve as babysitter as they grew up. Myrtle was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

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