Mary Nelle “Race” Entrekin Artz

Mary Nelle “Race” Entrekin Artz, 91, of Russellville, formerly of Mobile, passed away Friday, July 24, 2020, at Terrace Manor Nursing Home, Russellville. Born in Ellisville, Mississippi, she had lived in Russellville since 2015.

Mrs. Artz was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mobile, and the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave, North Carolina. She was a graduate of Jones County Agricultural High School and Junior College and Millsaps College. While at Millsaps, she was a member of the college choir and lettered in tennis. She was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and continued alumnae activities at other communities. Following her graduation from Millsaps in 1948 with a B.S. in chemistry, she continued her education with post-graduate studies.

Mrs. Artz’s survivors include her nephew, Bill Morgan of Lake Lure, North Carolina, and Lynn Suddith (husband, Rick) of Russellville. Other survivors include her step-children, John Artz, Susan Artz Okun and Joanne Artz, as well as additional cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Curtis P. Artz; parents, William and Mary Sue (Yarbrough) Entrekin of Ellisville, Mississippi and sister, Sara Entrekin Morgan.

A graveside service will be at the Ellisville Cemetery, Ellisville.

Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, and Jones Funeral Home, Ellisville, are directing.


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