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Linda Mae Barrentine Traylor September 14, 1947 - August 14, 2016

Linda Mae Barrentine Traylor, 68, passed away August 14, 2016. She was born September 14, 1947 in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany to Prentiss Edward Barrentine, Sr. and Marianne Anger Barrentine.

She was a teacher at Lafayette County Elementary and Middle School in Oxford, MS for 12 years. Linda’s lifelong passions were horses and the farm life. She owned a small horse farm in Pontotoc, MS, and started a small business selling reining horses worldwide. She was an avid baker, and enjoyed making traditional German foods and pastries.

She is survived by her son Matthew Hays Traylor of Olive Branch, MS and daughter Emily Roxanne Traylor of Stillwater, OK; two brothers, Prentiss Edward Barrentine, Jr. of Sherman, MS, Dennis Walter Barrentine of Albany, GA; and one sister Cathy Anna Cook (David) of Okolona, MS, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Prentiss Edward Barrentine, Sr. and Marianne Anger Barrentine, and one sister-in-law Sandra Kelly Barrentine.
The memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 26th  at Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, 290 Goodman Road East, Southaven, MS with Brother Chris Hodges officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Mississippi Horses (www.mississippihorses.org).


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    Edna Scott says

    Matt and Emily, I’ll always treasure the happy visits with your mother and grandparents. They were always kind and helpful and interesting to converse with. I’m very sorry about your mother’s death. I will miss her and her courageous spirit. I will keep you in my prayers. With love, Edna Scott

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    Martha Stegall says

    Emily and Matthew, I was sorry to hear about your mom’s untimely death. I enjoyed working with her with the 4-H nutrition program so much. She was creative and lots of fun. Her life experiences were so different from my own, I loved visiting with her. I cherish my memories working with you guys in 4-H. May God bless you.

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    Shockley Family says

    Praying for peace to bring the family comfort and praying for courage so you may face the days ahead. We know her loving memories you will forever hold in your hearts. Linda, was a wonderful friend to our family and we share your pain and sorrow. May she rest in peace.

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