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Mary Opal Thomas Arnold
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Birth: Feb. 17, 1908
Decatur County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 18, 2006
Decatur County
Tennessee, USA


Services for Mrs. Mary Opal Arnold, age 98, of Parsons, will be held on Saturday May 20, 2006, 10:00 A.M. at the Parsons Mortuary Chapel with Bro. Durwood Worley officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dukes Cemetery in Henderson County. Parsons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Opal Arnold died early Thursday morning, May 18, 2006, at the Decatur County General Hospital.  She was born in Decatur County on February 17, 1908 to the late Bertie Duke Thomas and Joseph W. Thomas.

She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Thomas Warden Arnold of Parsons, Joseph Franklin Arnold of Vallarica, GA and Carolyn Jean Arnold Cooley of Parson; ten grandchildren, Jackie Bunch Wilbur, Frank Thomas Bunch, Barbara Arnold Williams, Dana Cooley Schaefer, Bret Thomas Arnold, Jennifer Cooley McArdle, Betsy Bunch Napier, Christine Cooley Montgomery, Ginger Bunch Key and Chadwick Josepeh Arnold; nine great grandchildren, Matthew Wilbur, Trent Napier, Jared Wilbur, Sabrina Wilbur, Julia Napier Pence, Andrew Napier, Justin Bunch, Jessica Bunch and Clint Schaefer; and one great great grandchild, Will Napier.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph W. and Bertie Duke Thomas, spouse, Leonard Warden Arnold; a daughter, Mary Lynn Arnold Bunch; and a granddaughter Myra Arnold Mote.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Dukes Cemetery and Chapel, c/o Phil Flowers, President at 40 J. W. Rhodes Road, Parsons, TN 38363.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, May 19, 2006, from 11:00 A.M. till 8:00 P.M. ad on Saturday from 8:00 AM till service time at Parsons Mortuary.

- The Jackson Sun (TN), Fri, 19 May 2006

Mary married Leonard Warden Arnold on 7 Jan 1929 in Decatur County, Tennessee.  They apparently separated before 1940 as she is living as head of household with their children on the 1940 census.  Leonard remarried around 1946.

Family links: 
  Joseph William Thomas (1885 - 1974)
  Bertie Duke Thomas (1888 - 1922)
  Leonard Warden Arnold (1910 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Henderson County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions (RH Harris, Memphis, 1976) Vol. III, ''Right back corner of the cemetery, down on the flat about 30 ft from the large oak tree''
Duke Cemetery
Henderson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Right back corner of the cemetery, down on the flat about 30 ft from the large oak tree
Maintained by: Michael L. Hébert
Originally Created by: Troutman
Record added: Nov 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100032670
Mary Opal <i>Thomas</i> Arnold
Added by: Jim Pinkston
Mary Opal <i>Thomas</i> Arnold
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- Troutman
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012

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