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Rev. Houston Northcutt

Private interment will be Friday at 10 a.m. at New Haven Cemetery in Ridgely.
Pallbearers will be Ray Semlitsch, John Semlitsch, Neal Smith, Keith Sherrell, Zach Sherrell and Dewayne Haggard. Honorary pallbearers will be Baptist Men’s Sunday School Class, Jerry D. Bargery, Jack Erwin, J.C. Williams, Bill McElyea, Alton Pritchard, Bro. John Poor, Bro. Jack Long, Bro. Steve Carr, Bro. Jerry Leggett and Bro. Mackie Prince.
Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Tiptonville, with funeral services immediately following led by his pastor, Bro. John Troutman. Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born Nov. 5, 1922, to Houston Northcutt and Suzie (Wade) Northcutt Strickland. He was well known throughout the country for his years of service in the Lord’s ministry.
Bro. Northcutt’s first experience as a pastor was with First Baptist Church of Kenton, where he served as interim pastor during the years 1949-1950. He preached as a lay preacher for three years before he consented to be ordained as a minister of the gospel.
Surviving is his wife, Frances (Matheny) Smith Northcutt; five daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Blankenship of Ripley, Regina Pittman of Bellbrook, Ohio, Elizabeth and Alan Brandes of Tampa, Fla., Malissa P. and Ray Semlitsch of Columbia, Mo., and Monica (Smith) Fox of Atlanta; his son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Lori Smith of Kokomo, Ind.; his grandchildren, Chris Blankenship, Matthew Brandes, Michael Brandes, John Semlitsch, Sarah Semlitsch, Kayla (Fox) Terrell, Marah (Fox) Abercrombie, Joshua Smith and Lauren Blackwell; his great-grandchildren, Phoenix Fox, Avery Munzo, Scarlotte Terrell and Ethan Smith; and his brother, Willard Northcutt of Campbell, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Betty (Northcutt) Callier; two wives, Emma Northcutt and Gracie P. Northcutt; 10 brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
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