LaNell Bachtell, 86, of Tatum, Texas, formerly of Brookhaven, Mississippi, passed away on Friday night, Oct. 4, 2019, in Carthage, Mississippi.
Roxie LaNell Smith was born on Dec. 27, 1932, in Brookhaven to the late Charles Butler Smith Sr. and Lena Mae McClelland Smith.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at Church of the Living Waters in Tatum with Bro. Gary Chambers and Bro. Elbert Jones officiating under the direction of Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at Riverwood Memorial Park in Brookhaven. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m. on Thursday at the church prior to the funeral service.
She graduated from Brookhaven High School with the class of 1955, and attended Mississippi Baptist College in Jackson, where she earned her registered nursing certificate. She worked for many years as a registered nurse until her retirement. Mrs. Bachtell married Harry Ernest Bachtell Jr. on Aug. 18, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1984. She moved to Tatum in 1994 from Brookhaven and was a member of Church of the Living Waters in Tatum.
She was also preceded in death by sisters, Elsie Merle Smith, Ruby Lee Musick, Helen Fowler, and Rita Louise Watson; brother, Charles Butler Smith Jr.; son, Harry Ernest Bachtel III; and daughter, Claire Jo Grimaldo.
Survivors include grandchildren, Annastazia Bachtell of Brookhaven, Irick Bachtell of Brookhaven, Harry Bachtell IV of Brookhaven, Katrina Goldbaum of McComb, Mississippi, and Anastasia Grimaldo of Tatum; great-grandchildren, Xzavier, Connor, Lilli, Eavenly, Emily, Alixander and Kahlan; one great-great-grandchild on the way; brother, James August Smith and wife Mary Nell of Brookhaven; sister, Frances Ileen Allred of Brookhaven; and daughter-in-law, Kathy Bachtell of Brookhaven.
Memorials may be made to the Church of the Living Waters, P.O. Box 721, Tatum, TX 75691.