Catlin Hugh Carithers

Published 12:04 pm Thursday, May 24, 2012

MEADVILLE — Catlin Hugh Carithers crossed the threshold into Heaven, Sunday evening, May 20, 2012, as his life here was ended by rioting prisoners. His witness in his 24 years cannot be silenced as he often spoke of the Lord with contagious enthusiasm. Catlin lived his faith, always for the underdog, helping anyone he could, encouraging when needed and always witnessing for his Saviour. He was active in the youth ministry of his church, enjoyed football, hunting, fishing, golf and the companionship of his friends. He was excited about the planned marriage to his love, Katie Simpson, in June 2013. As an organ donor, he has continued to carry on his legacy of service to others.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Edward David Clark, Jr.; and paternal grandparents, William and Annie Pearl Hammons Carithers.

Catlin is survived by his parents, Brenda and Hugh Carithers of Fayette; his brother, Josey Carithers of Fayette; his maternal grandmother, Olivia Ann Clark of Fayette; and his extended family, Kathy, Randall and Dane Hodges.

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Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 5 until 7 p.m. On Saturday, May 26, 2012, there will also be a visitation from noon until the service hour of 2 p.m. at the Siloam Baptist Church on U.S. 98 East in Meadville in Jefferson County. The Rev. Leon Wallace, Catlin’s pastor, will officiate the service.

Burial will be at Unity Baptist Church Cemetery in Jefferson County.

Pallbearers will be David Bishop, Roy Bishop, Edward Clark, Jason Clark, Adam Carithers, Will Clinkscales, Chris Oglesby and Dane Hodges.

Honorary pallbearers will be Randall Hodges, Kenneth Douglas and the Franklin County District Five Fire Department Staff.

Memorials are requested to the Siloam Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 8031 U.S. 98 East, Meadville, MS 39653 or to the charity of your choice.