John B. Ederington

Published 11:18 am Thursday, December 15, 2011

John B. Ederington, M.D., passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at his home at the age of 74.

Born and raised in Warren, Ark., he spent his childhood playing and working on the family farm. After attending Vanderbilt University, John went on to graduate from Tulane Medical School. He completed his internship at Baptist Medical in Nashville before joining the U.S. Air Force for a two-year stint. He served his residency at hospitals in New Orleans and Monroe, La. John and his family moved in 1969 to Vicksburg, where he began practicing ophthalmology. He retired from his practice in 1997. John was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a past member of the Mississippi Medical Association. He was also involved with the Y’s Men’s Club at the YMCA for many years. In his free time, John enjoyed duck hunting with his friends at the Tupelo Break Duck Club and Riverland Properties and spent many hours in his woodworking shop.

His parents, Louis Wilson and Mary Catherine Bayliss Ederington, preceded him in death.

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John is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Peggy Sue Marionneaux Ederington of Vicksburg; his daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Ederington of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles Dixon and Deborah Herrod Ederington; two grandchildren, Courtney Elizabeth and Gage Dixon Ederington, all of Vicksburg; and a brother and sister-in-law, Louis Havis and Anne Jewell Ederington of Norman, Okla.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be tonight, Dec. 15, 2011, from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.

Memorials are requested to the Vicksburg YMCA, 2674 YMCA Place, Vicksburg, MS 39183 or the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.