MARION, Va. Christa Lee Arnold, age 72, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Francis Marion Manor. She was born in Erwin, Tenn. to the late Rushie "R.L." Williams and Mable Foster Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Andrew Jackson Arnold and a brother, Eugene Williams. She was a dedicated member of her church. She is survived by her one son, David Lee Byrd and wife, Paula, Limestone, Tenn.; two brothers, Phillip Williams and wife, Joanne, Erwin, Tenn. and Ron Williams and wife, Sue, Erwin; two sisters, Barbara Tipton, Erwin and Revonda Cooper, Johnson City, tenn.; her grandchildren, Amanda Bennett and husband, Travis, Felecia Arnold, Matt Byrd and wife, nikkie, and Erin Byrd; her great-grandchildren, Cole, Kloe, Alex, and Drew; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012, from the Bradley's Funeral Home Chapel in Marion with the Rev. Mike Halsey officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home or anytime at the home of Amanda and Travis Bennett, 214 Cypress Dr., Marion, VA 24354. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Fort Chiswell, Va. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.bradleysfh.com Bradley's Funeral Home of Marion is serving the family.
Published in Bristol Herald Courier from March 1 to March 2, 2012