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Ferdinand Francis "Boozie" Becker
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1910
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1995
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA

F. F. Becker, II, was the second child of Ferdinand Victor and Bettie Drane Becker. According to the family, he was the only sibling to be born in a hospital. It is said that his older sister, Bettie Becker "Tet" Steffan gave him the nickname Boozie. He attended St. Francis School and graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1928. He attended Mississippi Agriculture and Mechanical College (now Mississippi State University) and graduated in 1932 with a degree in business. While a student at State he and others formed a group that became a chapter of the national fraternity SAE (Sigma Alpha Epsilon).

Boozie married his high school sweetheart Mary Adeline Moreton on October 29, 1933. He began working at the Brookhaven Bank and Trust Co. In 1936 and worked there 33 years (except for his 3 years in the U.S. Army during World War II) until he retired in 1969. He then served for many years a Chair man of the Board of the bank.

Because he received a commission upon graduating from college in the ROTC program, he went into the Army as a lieutenant. He served at Fort Screven, Georgia, on Tybee Island near Savannah, Georgia. He held various positions there in administration, including operating the Officers' Club at one time. He was later transferred to North Carolina to command the operations of a German prisoner of war camp. After the war ended, he returned to Brookhaven and his life there with his family and his work at the bank. His interests were varied. He was active in his church, Saint Francis of Assisi, and the Kiwanis Club, serving a one year term as the club's president. Boozie was interested in all phases of civic life, and was instrumental in saving Brookhaven's train depot. He became interested in raising camellias in his yard and large greenhouse. He created a number of new camellia plants, most notably "Miss Adeline" and "Boozie B." He served in every capacity of the local Camellia Club. He belonged to the state, national, and international organizations. He traveled widely with that interest, and also judged camellia shows in the southeastern United States.

(Source: Biography published in "The Becker Family, Volume II-2006" and contributed to this memorial by Bettie Hatcher Cox)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Ferdinand Victor Becker (1881 - 1972)
  Bettie Drane Becker (1881 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Adeline Moreton Becker (1911 - 2003)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Male Becker (1938 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bettie Thomas Becker Steffan (1907 - 2002)*
  Ferdinand Francis Becker (1910 - 1995)
  Walter Drane Becker (1912 - 1986)*
  Henry Victor Becker (1914 - 2002)*
  Mary Ellen Becker Hatcher (1917 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Section 1
 
Created by: Denise Flynn
Record added: Jul 18, 2009
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Ferdinand Francis Boozie Becker
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 Added: Dec. 18, 2010
 
 
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