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Arwood Britt

Arwood Britt, age 91, of Minter City, passed away on Saturday February 25, 2012 at the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville .  Visitation will be held Sunday February 26, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland.  Funeral Services will be held Monday February 27, 2012 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will follow in the Lehrton Cemetery in Ruleville. Reverend Sam Dodd will officiate the service. Mr. Britt was born on June 27, 1920 to Tecumseh and Vena Mae (Parker) Britt in Alva, MS . His family moved to the Delta in 1927 in a wagon with all their possessions in tow. He attended Alva and Minter City Schools and was a member of Minter City Methodist Church. Mr. Britt loved to hunt, fish and trap, along with his master story telling. He was a true family man and loved his grandchildren dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Helen Murphree Britt, two brothers Henry Britt and Billy Parker Britt, son-in-law William Stanley Lamb and brother-in-law Edgar B. Smith. He is survived by Wife of 26 years, Dorothy Williams Ray Britt of Minter City, MS . Two daughters, Ellen Britt Lamb of Brandon , MS and Cookie Britt Harper (Billy) of Meridian, MS. Son Arwood Britt, Jr. (Patty) of Malena, GA, Two step-daughters, Cindy Ray Massey (Mike) of Anchorage, AK and Nancy Ray Sellers (Mickey) of Cleveland, MS. Brother T.C. Britt II (Doris) of Minter City, MS, Sister Homie Mae Smith, Two sister-in-laws, Olean Britt of Minter City, MS and Dot Britt of Clinton, MS. 13 grand children, 14 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are John Sellers, Mickey Sellers, Jonathan Lamb, Paul Britt, T.C. Britt III, and John Smith. Honorary pall-bearers are Eddie Parish, Michael Massey, Steven Sellers and Bill Murphree. Memorials may be made to the Minter City United Methodist Church Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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So sorry to read about "frog bottom" He was a true Southern gentleman . Heaven is lucky to have such a fine person. He will be missed. I loved talking to him. Hugh and I send many prayers for all of you.

Hugh and Josephine Ferretti - February 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My grandfather had such a tremendous influence in my life. I am so fortunate to have known and loved him, and to have been loved by him. I will always cherish the times we had together, from the hours spent riding in the car with him from one Billup's station to the next, to our numerous hunting and fishing trips, he was always there for me, always ready to talk and listen. I hope that someday I will be as good of a grandfather to my grandchildren as he was for me. I shall miss him dearly.

Brian Lamb - February 27, 2012 at 12:05 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM