October 19, 2018

Mrs. Rachel Arnold

Mrs. Rachel Thrower Arnold, age 87, of Whitesburg passed away Tuesday August 21, 2018 after a valiant battle with cancer.

Funeral services for Mrs. Arnold will be conducted Thursday August 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM from New Springs Methodist Church with the Revs. Rodney Roquemore and Harold Hamrick officiating.

Her body will lie in state at the church 30 minutes prior to the service. Interment will follow the service in Whitesburg City Cemetery.

The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Mrs. Arnold was born May 15, 1931 in Whitesburg to the late Lewis Lonnie Thrower and Sally Steel Thrower. She was a Methodist by faith.

She worked for Bibb Manufacturing making blankets, and retired after 36 years of service. She used her skills as a seamstress to make beautiful pieces of embroidery, crocheted items, and quilts.

When she wasn’t working with a needle and thread, one might find her down at the fishing hole. She liked to catch a mess of fish, clean them and have a big meal with all the fixings. The table might even have some of the fruits and vegetables she canned that summer.

Among her favorite outings was shopping, especially at WalMart. She also enjoyed going to Buncombe on Saturdays to listen to Bluegrass music. Every time you saw her she had beautiful fingernails, and she loved to have them done.

Survivors include: three daughters: Hellen Marie Smith (L. C.) of Bowdon, Sandra Bell (Tommy) of Ephesus, and Nancy McCormick (Howard) of Ephesus; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; niece, Diane Cash of Carrollton; and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Allen Arnold; and three sons: Allen Wayne Arnold, Robert Lee Arnold, and Steve Edward “Eddie” Arnold.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.

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