Arthur Frank Northcutt was born in Hardin County, in the Cerro Gordo community, on Feb. 23, 1921, the son of the late Liman Clifford and Flora Catherine Stanfield Northcutt. On Dec. 19, 1941, he was united in marriage to Martha Margaret Blackwelder, who preceded him in death on May 27, 2017.
Mr. Northcutt departed this life on Saturday, April 7, at the age of 97 years, 1 month and 15 days.
Mr. Northcutt was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Civil Conservation Corps in Washington State, and the Hardin County Commission. In his lifetime, he was a farmer and worked as a school bus driver for Hardin County, and also operated the Hardin County Ferry and Saltillo Ferry.
Mr. Northcutt served his country in the United States Army. During his extensive military service, he served under General George S. Patton in the 3rd Army in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Juno Beach, France, just 30 days after the invasion on Normandy.
Mr. Northcutt is survived by his son, Arthur Wallace “Butch” Northcutt and wife Ruthie; sisters, Willie Kay Cromwell and Flora Catherine Harris; granddaughter, Christie Northcutt Pettit and husband Aaron Pettit; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Northcutt was preceded in death by his brother, Wallace “Pete” Northcutt and sister, Lucille Blackwelder.
Memorial donations can be made to New Harmony Baptist Church mission trip.
Services were held on Tuesday, April 10, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Tony Polk and Johnny Burns officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery at Savannah.