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McMillan Funeral Home

702 West College Street, Booneville, MS

OBITUARY

Laura Windham Cartwright

March 25, 1929November 5, 2019

Laura Windham Cartwright, 90, of Booneville passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. She was born March 25, 1929, to Franklin Windham and Ollie Sallie Ann Carpenter Windham. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville, Booneville Women's Club, and the Retired Teachers Association. Mrs. Cartwright's life was supporting her husband in Vocational Education in Prentiss County. She and her husband were instrumental in bringing the Prentiss County Vocational Technical School to fruition. She began her career as a secretary and finished as a business teacher. In later years she wrote for the Banner Independent and several magazines. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at McMillan Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, November 7, 2019, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Sisk officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery. She is survived by her son, Dr. Clifton Cartwright (Carolyn) of Booneville; her daughter, Christi Allen (Johnny) of Rienzi; three grandchildren, Wesley Cartwright (Carmen), Jessica Allen Morris (Jonethan), and John Allen (Kayla) and five great grandchildren, Avery Cartwright, Laura Kate Morris, Carol Ann Morris, Mary Allen Morris, and Sutton Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merril T. Cartwright, her parents, 15 brothers and sisters, and one great grandson, Judson Lee Allen. Pallbearers will be Johnny Allen, Wesley Cartwright, John Allen, and Jonethan Morris. Memorials may be made to the Merril T. and Laura Cartwright Memorial Scholarship: NEMCC 101 Cunningham Blvd. Booneville, MS, 38829. Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Clifton (Carolyn) Cartwright, Son
  • Christi (Johnny) Allen, Daughter
  • Wesley (Carmen) Cartwright, Grandchild
  • Jessica Allen (Jonethan) Morris, Grandchild
  • John (Kayla) Allen, Grandchild
  • Avery Cartwright, Great Grandchild
  • Laura Kate Morris, Great Grandchild
  • Carol Ann Morris, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Allen Morris, Great Grandchild
  • Sutton Allen, Great Grandchild
  • Merril T. Cartwright, Husband (deceased)
  • Franklin Windham, Father (deceased)
  • Ollie Sally Ann Carpenter Windham, Mother (deceased)
  • Preceded in death by 16 brothers and sisters
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Johnny Allen, Active Pallbearer
  • Wesley Cartwright, Active Pallbearer
  • John Allen, Active Pallbearer
  • Jonethan Morris, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • A Celebration of Life Thursday, November 7, 2019

Memories

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Becky Herren

November 8, 2019

Mrs. Cartwright was a special person who was dearly loved by so many. I was one of her office girls and she made me feel so special because I was one of her “ girls.” She and Mr. Cartwright were such wonderful people and community leaders. They will be missed.

Joy Lowery

November 7, 2019

Laura was a dear friend to me. She always did her best to encourage me and tried to include me in everything (like the Booneville Women’s Club)! Booneville will not be the same without her!
My sincere condolences to all her family. She was a treasure...

Glenn Storey Schove

November 6, 2019

Mrs. Cartwright was a lady and a wonderful teacher. She had confidence in me as a teenager when I had none and always seemed to know which students needed her attention. She was a leader in the Booneville community and her contributions will be felt for years to come. From time to time, students I work with will comment on my ability to use my calculator on my computer and I smile and say, "I learned how to do that at the Prentiss County Vocational-Technical School." My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Frankie Bethay Davis

November 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this. Way back, I was one of Mrs. Cartwright’s office helpers at BHS. She will be missed 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Biography

Laura Windham Cartwright, 90, of Booneville passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Landmark Nursing and Rehab in Booneville. She was born March 25, 1929, to Franklin Windham and Ollie Sallie Ann Carpenter Windham. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Booneville, Booneville Women's Club, and the Retired Teachers Association.
Mrs. Cartwright's life was supporting her husband in Vocational Education in Prentiss County. She and her husband were instrumental in bringing the Prentiss County Vocational Technical School to fruition. She began her career as a secretary and finished as a business teacher. In later years she wrote for the Banner Independent and several magazines.
Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at McMillan Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be at 3:00 pm Thursday, November 7, 2019, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Sisk officiating. Burial will be in Booneville Cemetery.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Clifton Cartwright (Carolyn) of Booneville; her daughter, Christi Allen (Johnny) of Rienzi; three grandchildren, Wesley Cartwright (Carmen), Jessica Allen Morris (Jonethan), and John Allen (Kayla) and five great grandchildren, Avery Cartwright, Laura Kate Morris, Carol Ann Morris, Mary Allen Morris, and Sutton Allen.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merril T. Cartwright, her parents, 15 brothers and sisters, and one great grandson, Judson Lee Allen.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Allen, Wesley Cartwright, John Allen, and Jonethan Morris.
Memorials may be made to the Merril T. and Laura Cartwright Memorial Scholarship: NEMCC 101 Cunningham Blvd. Booneville, MS, 38829.
Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com