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The Mississippi Quarter Horse Association
Nov. 1 dues reminder and membership application for all members!
Important Reminder: To be eligible for MQHA points for year-end awards, an exhibitor must be an MQHA member at the time the points are earned. Please make sure your membership is current!
Services for Mr. Andrew McBeath will be held 11am, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Pine Grove Pentecostal Church with burial to follow in Steam Mill Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Mr. McBeath 29, of Union, died Saturday , August 20, 2016 in Neshoba County.
At an early age, Andrew learned wheeling and dealing as well as the art of conversation at the back gate of a horse show. He was a great horseman, winning many awards and held national offices as a youth in The American Quarter Horse Assn. He was most recently serving as First Vice President of the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association.
He could fix anything, frequently in his own unique style. You never heard him say “it can’t be done”
Andrew loved his family most, and people in general. He was happiest helping others, friends or strangers and was in his element telling a story among a big group of people or concocting imaginative schemes. He was a master of “resource optimization” as his brother Billy puts it.
He loved his time at Ole Miss, making many long time friends. Saturday at the grove on game day was one of the highlights of his life. His help on game day was always greatly appreciated.
Andrew was born to be an engineer. He loved working with Raytheon, a job that fed his need for a challenge. His coworkers were some of his best friends. Perhaps most of all we miss his mischievous smile, that glint in his eye and his positive attitude.
In lieu of flowers, contributions for the children’s education may be sent to the McBeath Family Trust at 10241 Rd. 216, Union, MS. 39365 or to American Quarter Horse Foundation, PO Box 200 Amarillo, TX. 79168 referencing Andrew McBeath.
Wife: LeAnne McBeath of Union
1 Son: Jayme Townsend of Union
1 Daughter: Embry McBeath of Union
Parents: Sandy and Cassandra McBeath of Union
1 Brother: Billy McBeath of Washington DC.
God Parents: Bill and Allison Bailey of Oxford, MS.
Father-In-Law: Eddie Bryan and wife Lou of Madden
Mother-In-Law: Sylvia Kittrell and husband Michael of Lena
5 Uncles: Robert Bennett of Marion, AR. Don McBeath of Philadelphia Tom McBeath and Wife Susan of Union Carl McBeath and Wife Pam of Shreveport, LA. Cleve McBeath and Wife Robin of Union
Mr. McBeath was also survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews also numerous cousins.
Pallbearers: Zack Parchman, Brent Adams, Ricky Harris, Kyle Fuller, Drew Haight, Joey Napoletan, Casey McBeath, Lance Bryan , Robert Henshaw and Beau Risner
Visitation will be held 5-8 pm, Tuesday 23, 2016 at Milling Funeral Home of Sebastopol.
Dixie National Booster Club Scholarship Winner
Wyatt McCann is the 18 year old son of Joey & Gay McCann. Wyatt has been a member of MQHYA since the young age of 7 years old. He will graduate from Leake Academy in May. Wyatt has signed a rodeo scholarship with East Mississippi Community College at the Scooba campus and will start there this fall. He plans to start a degree towards radiology and after two years at the community college he plans to attend a four year university to complete that degree.
Dixie National Essay Scholarship Winner and MQHA Scholarship Winner
Abbie Scott is the 17 year old daughter of Jerrell Scott and the late Lyn Scott. Abbie has been an active member of MQHYA since the age of 7 years old. After graduating from Leake Academy in May, Abbie plans to continue her education in the fall at the Golden Triangle campus of East Mississippi Community College. Abbie then plans to go on to Mississippi State University to finish her bachelorâ€™s degree. Upon the completion of this degree, she plans to enroll in either veterinary medicine or chiropractor school and then obtain her equine chiropractor license.
MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE MISSISSIPPI QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION: To provide beneficial member services that enhance and encourage Quarter Horse ownership and participation. To generate growth of MQHA membership through marketing, promotion, advertisement, publicity, and education regarding the American Quarter Horse.