Flint services

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 18, 2008

Mr. Edwin Armistead Flint, Sr., 84, of Batesville passed away Friday, October 17, 2008 at Baptist Memorial Hospital of North Mississippi.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty Hawkins Flilnt. His is the beloved father of Nona Rogers and husband Steve of Huntsville, AL; Edwin A Flint, Jr. of Columbus, Barry Flint and wife Dana of Batesville; and Sadie Huene and husband Rod of Monroe, GA.

He was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren — Cole, wife Amanda and Jonathan Flint of Batesville; Haley and Hannah Hood of Batesville, Matthew and Anna Clair Rogers of Huntsville, AL, and Barry Kate Huene of Monroe, GA.

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He was born to Mr. Calvin Etley Flint, Sr. and Nona Kinchloe Flint on Dec. 30, 1923. He was preceded in death by a brother, Calvin E. Flint, Jr.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Batesville. Visitation will be held Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home, which has charge of arrangements, from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday at the church from 2 to 3 p.m.

A graduate of Mississippi State University, he obtained a B. S. degree in Agricultural Economics. At State, he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He served in World War II as a Tech Sergeant in the United States Army Medical Corps. Upon finishing at State, he returned to Batesville to join his family’s hardware business. Flint’s Hardware was started by his grandfather in 1889 and remains Batesville’s oldest store. At the time of his death he was president and co-owner.

Active in the community, he was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church and served on the administrative board. He had served as past president of the Mississippi/Louisiana Hardware Association, the Batesville Rotary Club, the Panola County Mississippi State Alumni Association and as the Commander of the American Legion Post 118.

For over 50 years he was a MSU football season ticket holder. His love of baseball led him to be a long time support of the MSU Diamond Dawgs and a proud member of the South Panola Baseball Diamond Club. Throughout his life, he was an active outdoorsman, enjoying fly-fishing, duck hunting, softball and golf.

The family has requested that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, 119 Panola Avenue, Batesville, MS 38606 or the Mississippi State Alumni Association, P. O. Box AA, MSU, MS 39762-5526