1902 - 1989
Arthur, lovingly called "Uncle Long Arm" or "Bud" was born in 1902. He was a tall, thin man, which is why he was nicknamed "Long Arm". He too was a quiet man who possessed an easy going spirit, and greeted everyone with a smile. When his father Handy had to leave the family to go work at a refinery in Port Arthur, Texas, Uncle Long Arm became the head of the household. He married Josephine Oliver of Patterson. He was employed for many years at the Shrimp Processing Plant in Morgan City. His sister Sadie remembers her brother Arthur as being a "spoiled" child when they were children. He had his own special chair, plate, fork, and spoon. Being the oldest boy, his chair was always at the head of the table. Arthur and his wife Josephine, known as "Aunt Jo" made their home on Live Oak Street in Patterson. Although, the two of them never had any children, they loved having children around, and their neices and nephews loved visiting their home. After the passing of his wife, he moved into a residence on Martin Luther King Drive. In his later years, he moved into his sister Ida Bell's home where his nephew Steve Veal took care of him until his death in 1989.