Gwin Winter

Gwin Dale Winter, 67, of Vardaman, died May 6, 2011 in Hobbs, New Mexico. He was born February 12, 1944 in Bruce. He was a 1962 graduate of Bruce High School and attended Northwest MS?Community College and Ole Miss before receiving his degree in agriculture from Mississippi State University. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. For the last 10 years, he was a faithful attendee of South Jackson Street Church in Houston. He began his career teaching agriculture in Ripley, where he met his wife. He taught in Algoma, Randolph and Vardaman High Schools. He was the longtime owner and operator of Winter &?Company Feed Store in Vardaman, and was an independent cotton buyer. His career revolved around farming. He was most recently employed by Beckett petroleum and was on assignment in New Mexico at the time of his death. He was an active member of his community, having served on the Board of Aldermen for the town of Vardaman, Northwest Community College Alumni Board, and president of Calhoun County School Board two terms. He was a lifelong loyal Ole Miss fan and loved tailgating in the Grove with his family and friends. An avid reader he enjoyed following and discussing current events and politics and was a true Yellow Dog Democrat.?He derived his greatest joy in life from his two sons, Michael and Ryan, and his two granddaughters, Chandler Beth and Allie Grace.