Helen Russell Tindall

Published 5:00 am Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Helen Russell Tindall passed away at home on June 1, 2006. Shewas 93. She was the first born to Richmond C. Russell and ZeraBurnham Russell on Jan. 10, 1913, at Mendenhall. In 1931, shegraduated from Magee High School. She attended Mississippi Women’sCollege until she was married to Jack E. Tindall on Aug. 1, 1932.She then joined him at Ole Miss and then to Atlanta where heattended Atlanta Southern Dental College for four years.

She came to Brookhaven in August 1937 with her husband when heset up his dental practice. In February 1938, she gave birth totheir only child Ronald E. Tindall.

In December 1940, her husband Jack was called to active duty inthe Army Reserve. They were stationed in Atlanta at Ft. McPherson,the 4th Service Command Headquarters, for the next five years.

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In the fall of 1945, she returned to Brookhaven with her husbandand son, where she has lived ever since.

During the ensuing years, she was an active housewife. Shetaught Sunday school at First Baptist Church, as did her husband.She was hostess to many dinner parties and bridge clubs. At onetime she was president of Mississippi Dental Association Women’sAuxiliary.

She was preceded in death by both parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C.Russell, of Magee.

She is survived by her husband, Jack E. Tindall; her son, RonnyTindall, of Virginia; her sister, Lanelle “Tootsie” Edmonson, ofMagee; eight nephews, George Edmonson, of Brookhaven, RichardEdmonson, of Jackson, Ben Edmonson, of Jacksonville, Fla., GeorgeT. Tindall, James E. Tindall, of Alpharetta, Ga., David Morgan, ofDallas, Ed Morgan, of Jackson, and David Hall, of Brookhaven; herfour nieces, Jo (Tindall) Windham, Mary George (Watkins) McMullan,of Hattiesburg, Mary (Morgan) Wallace, of Jackson, and Karen (Hall)Harveston, of Brookhaven.

Visitation will be Friday, from 5 until 9 p.m. at BrookhavenFuneral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at thechapel of Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in Riverwood Cemeteryin Brookhaven.