Thursday, May 22, 2014

17 April 2014 Obits

Evelyn Albritton Beckman
The Clarke County Tribune
Evelyn Albritton Beckman, 100, of Carmichael, MS, passed away at Lakeside Living Center, Quitman, MS, April 8, 2014. She was born in Shubuta on November 17, 1913, to Carrie Lee and Novel Albritton. She married William Edward (Bill) Beckman October 13, 1930.
     Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, as well as son, William Albert Beckman; brothers, Ernest Albritton and Arthur Albritton; sister, Lottie Rash; granddaughter, Stephanie Beckman Parker; and great-granddaughter, Amy Michelle Parker.
     Evelyn is survived by her son, Charles E. Beckman and wife, Sue; daughter-in-law, Carol Beckman Kimbrough and her husband, Jim; grandsons, Charles E. Beckman, Jr. and wife, Kathey, and William Albert Beckman, Jr. and wife, Mary Lou; granddaughters, Diana Beckman Arledge and husband, Mickey, Cynthia Beckman Miller and husband, David, and Kristen Beckman; 10 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Henrietta Albritton; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
     Evelyn was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 50 years. She loved missions and was a long time member of Woman's Missionary Union. She formerly belonged to Oak Grove Baptist Church and in her later years she was faithful to share devotionals with their VIP (Senior Citizens) on a monthly basis.
     Evelyn spent 30 of her younger years in Home Demonstration Club work. She also was a member of the Clarke County Farm Bureau and served on the Farm Bureau Board. She was a member of the Elizabeth Mason OES #248 and served as their Worthy Matron in 1950.
     Evelyn worked several years at the Quitman Knitting Mill. She was outgoing and loved to make people laugh and have fun. Her hobbies included fishing, horseback riding and swimming.
     Visitation was held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Wright's Funeral Home in Quitman. The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Terry Irby officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Charles E. Beckman, Jr., William Albert Beckman, III, Mickey Arledge, Denny Fleming and Edwin Ivy.
     Online condolences at

William "Catfish" Artigue
The Clarke County Tribune
William "Catfish" Artigue, 54, of Stonewall, MS, passed away on April 4, 2014, at Douala, Cameroon.
     He was born on October 24, 1959, to Doris and Thelma Artigue in Opelousas, LA.
     William is survived by his wife, Stacy Artigue; son, Matthew Kyle (Emily) Odom; daughters, Kelsey Artigue and Jordan Odom; father, Doris Artigue, mother, Thelma Artigue; and brothers, Edward Artigue and Allen Artigue.
     Visitation was held Monday, April 14, 2014, after 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, MS.
     Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at the Wright's Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Shoemaker and Rev. Terry Ivy officiating. Burial took place in the Stonewall Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Richard Woodham, David Schrimpshire, Eugene Stewart, Eric Riley, Billy Lee and Chad Woodall.
     Online condolences can be given at

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