Neelie Mae Becknell, 73 of Rutledge, died January 22, 2016. She was born July 31, 1942 in Leesville, LA to John Wiley Fretwell and Mattie Lee Stone Fretwell. She was married to Thomas Becknell. She was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed sewing and fishing and caring for her home and family. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. Becknell is survived by her husband, Thomas Becknell and children, Jan Shuler and David, Sue Cox and Michael, Tommy Becknell and Dana and Theresa Becknell. She also leaves a brother, Jerry Fretwell and a sister, Sara Sparks. Mrs. Becknell had 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The family received friends on Monday, January 25 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service was held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Madison. Interment followed at the Madison City Cemetery. A.E. Carter Funeral Home had care of arrangements.