- June 16, 1934 - November 13, 2012
- Starkville, Mississippi
of George's Passing
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“Mrs Mullendore,our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God continue to lift you up & give you peace.
1 of 25 | Posted by: Cubby & Jackie Harris - MS
“Mrs. Mullendore, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of being at your house, just hanging out and making fried egg sandwiches with...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Patty Cross Hertsgaard - VA
“My family and George's go way back. My dad was one of George's dads 4 H club members and one Of P.D.'s best friends. We always thought so much of...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Keith Starrett - Magnolia, MS
“I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Mullendore but I know Ginny and the family are missing him greatly. Words are fairly useless at this time...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Dorman-Hickson - BIrmingham, AL
“Our prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time and passing of our good, good friend. May The Lord be with you in the days to come.
5 of 25 | Posted by: Gerald & Gale Taylor - Starkville, MS
“Please accept our deepest sympathy. May the Lord continue to comfort your family during your time grief.
Larry & Ava Moore
6 of 25 | Posted by: Larry & Ava Moore - Starkville, MS
“I was saddened to hear of Dr. Mullendore's passing, and my sympathies go out to the Mullendore family. George spent many hours helping teach my twin...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Gerald Weathers - Amory, MS
“With deepest sypathies to the family. He was a true gentleman.
8 of 25 | Posted by: Harry and Jerrie McIngvale - MS
“Marilyn, may the Lord bless you and keep you duringh your grief.
9 of 25 | Posted by: Cynthia - Madison, AL - Friend
“george was a great friend, especially when I found we were both from winston co...A real easy going guy...He will be missed ...John A Crawford, Jr...
10 of 25 | Posted by: Mr @ Mrs John A Crawford, Jr. - MS
“Marilyn and Family,
My condolences are with you at this time. May God be with you and your family.
Sylvia Andrews (Boyet)
11 of 25 | Posted by: sylvia Andrews Boyet - Friend
“Marilyn, David and I are saddened by the news oh Mr. George. Please know you and all your family are in our prayers. Love you sweet lady!
12 of 25 | Posted by: Norma Jackson - Starkville, MS
“We were all friends in high school...George,Marilyn,me...many more from Piked County......So many good memories....My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Liddell Hay Hemeter - Hattiesburg, NE
“Marilyn, I have been out of town all week, but Ruth called and told me about George. I am so sorry, he was such a special person. I feel very...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Rose Shulgay - Starkville, MS
“Your family is in my prayers. Sincerely, Pegggy Reed
15 of 25 | Posted by: Peggy Reed - Memphis, TN - Friend
“Wonderful memories growing up in Magnolia & carrying on to MSU. Our 50th class reunion
cruise will never be forgotten. You & family are a...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Renan & Jane Richmond - McComb, MS
“Please know how saddened I am with the news. Prayers are being said for all of you.
17 of 25 | Posted by: Debbie Hoover - Madison, AL
“George was a big influence in the cotton industry. He got US cotton specialists organized and obtained sponsorship for annual meetings to enjoy...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Tom Kerby - South Jordan, UT
“Mike, Ginny, Will, and Katie -
May you, and the entire Mullendore family, be comforted in this time of sorrow by reliving wonderful, shared...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Pat Dearth - Madison, MS
“Deepest sympathy and sincerest condolence to the Mullendore family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement.
20 of 25 | Posted by: Armando and Ruth de la Cruz - MS
“We are so sorry for your loss.
21 of 25 | Posted by: Buddy and Esther Goodman - NV
“Marilyn, Kathy and I are out of town and saw in the (on-line) CL that George has passed away. Please know that you and the family are in our prayers...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ramsey
“Greatly saddened to have received the call this morning from one of mine and George's former coworkers. My heart and mind flash back across time and...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Wayne Jordan - Bogart, GA
“Dear Mullendore Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. George was such a wonderful friend. May God wrap you in his arms during this time. If...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Horace and Florence Newman - MS
“Marilyn and family, there are no words that seem to come at this time. We pray that all of the wonderful memories will soon become so strong that...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Jimmy and Pat Dye - Starkville, MS
Dr. George Mullendore
George Pierce Mullendore passed away (in Starkville on) Tuesday, November 13, 2012. He was 78.
George was born in Noxapater, MS, on June 16, 1934 to the late George A. and Ruth Young Mullendore and spent his early years in Noxapater, Meadville and Magnolia. In June 1955 he married Marilyn McGehee of Magnolia, and in August 1955 he graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture.
George and Marilyn lived in Germany in 1956 and 1957 where George served in the United States Army as a medical assistant. He began his 32 year career with the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service in 1957 as an Assistant County Agent in Holmes County, Mississippi. He was promoted to Associate County Agent in 1959 and served as an Extension Agronomist for Mississippi State from 1962 to 1986.
During this time George earned his Master's Degree and completed his Doctorate in Weed Science in 1975. His contributions to the world-wide cotton industry are widely known, and his career as an internationally recognized cotton expert took him to countries across the globe. In 1986 he began serving as Associate Coordinator of the Cotton Modeling Center until his retirement from the Extension Service in 1989. Upon his retirement he began Mullendore Cotton Consulting. In 1992 he was named Project Coordinator for the Mississippi Boll Weevil Management Corporation where he served until 2000.
Upon his second retirement he enjoyed reading, traveling, golf, hunting and fishing but most of all he treasured the time spent with his bride, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
George was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Starkville where he served as President of the Savage Bible Sunday School Class, and he served on the Board of Directors of Odd Fellows Cemetery.
His leadership, honors and awards include the Mississippi Weed Science Committee Secretary from1966-1971: Vice Chairman, 1972; and Chairman in 1973; MSU's 1970 Gamma Sigma Delta Honors Society of Agriculture Award; the 1979 MSU Faculty Achievement Award; Past President, County Agents Association; cofounder of the Delta Expo, 1974-1989; Certificate of Distinguished Service by National Association of County Agriculture Agents, 1984; 1986 Cotton Extension Education Award; MSU's 1987 Agriculture & Home Economics Alumni Award; and the Beltwide Extension Cotton Specialist Award of Merit. In 2005 he received his 50 year Masonic Lodge pin.
George was preceded in death by his parents and by a sister, Ruth Gilmore (and an infant brother Joe Wilson). He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marilyn; daughter Debbie (Tommy) Overcash of Madison, AL; daughter Karen (Adrian) Blocker of Memphis, TN and son Mike (Ginny) Mullendore of Madison, MS; grandchildren Cameron (Destanie), Chandler (Sarah) and Mason (Ashley) Overcash; Cole and Clarke Blocker; Will and Katie Mullendore; great grandchildren Noah Catherine and Weston Pierce Overcash; sister Mary Ann (Hurston) Nicholas; sister-in-law Kay (Riley) Nelson and brothers-in-law Clyde(Janice, deceased) Stanfield and Cecil Gilmore; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 16th at First United Methodist Church at 10:00 am with the Reverends Giles Linley and Prentiss Gordon officiating. Visitation will be held at Welch Funeral Home on Thursday, November 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and on Friday, November16th, in the sanctuary for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family requests that memorial be made to Wounded Warriors and Palmer Home for Children.