AMORY --  Myrtis Laverne McClendon Tartt, 84, passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Hospital in Amory. She was born on September 29, 1932 in Stuttgart, AR to James and Etta Golden McClendon. She was a native of AR, but had resided in Bigbee for the past 58 years, was a retired seamstress at the age of 75, a founder of Eureka Baptist Church in March of 1970, and a member of Cason Baptist Church for the past 23 years. She enjoyed working in her garden, reading her Bible, cooking, going fishing, watching television, attending church & being with her grandchildren.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Chapel of Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Nettleton with the Rev. Shane Crawford and Bro. Donnie Sloan officiating. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery.
  Survivors include one daughter, Linda Johnson (Gerald) of Bigbee; three sons, Jimmy Tartt, Billy Tartt (Janice), & Terry Tartt (Wendy), all of Bigbee; one brother, Wayne McClendon (Sue) of Palestine, TX; one daughter-in-law, Dilma Tartt Bradley of Bigbee; two sister-in-laws, Jean McClendon of Aberdeen and Loretta McClendon of Palestine, TX; 15 Grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; & a host of nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Babe" Tartt; her parents; one son, Rex Tartt; three sisters, Odell, Hazel, & Molly; six brothers, Austin, Kit, Kelsey, Ott, Aaron, & Roy Tartt.
  Pallbearers will be Steve Johnson, Shane Tartt, David Tartt, Wesley Hendrix, Michael Reeves, & Cody Johnson.
  Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.