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Alice Short Arthur

  • Birth 10 Jun 1947 Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 4 Nov 2010 Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 61142394

Alice Short Arthur, 63, of Lynchburg, VA, died Thursday, November 4, 2010. She was the wife of Stephen Royston Arthur for 38 years.

Mrs. Arthur was born Tuesday, June 10, 1947 in Lynchburg, VA, a daughter of Jeannette Fulks Short of Lynchburg, VA, and the late Robert Louis Short, Sr. Alice received her Master's Degree in Special Education from North Carolina State University and taught for over 30 years across North Carolina and Virginia, retiring from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Forest. Special needs children were Alice's passion. She believed in every child's potential and had a talent for bringing out their strengths. She was an equally adoring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She enjoyed walking every day and had a lust for life and an inner beauty that no illness ever took away. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her son, Robert Stephen Arthur and wife, Robin, Wilmington, NC, her daughter, Kelli Renee Gray and husband, Chandler, Raleigh, NC, her brothers, Ernest Short, Danville, VA, Ray Short and wife, Wendy, South Carolina, and Thomas Matthew Short and wife, Jennifer, Lynchburg, VA; a sister-in-law, Cindy Short, Tennessee, a brother-in-law, Joseph Merriman Arthur and wife, Shelvia, Hurt, VA, two grandchildren, Lance Royston Arthur and Gavin Louis Arthur, Wilmington, NC; her step-mother-in-law, Elizabeth Arthur, Hurt, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Short and a brother, Robert Louis Short, Jr.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Friday, November 5, 2010 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg. A celebration of Alice's life will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Thomas Matthew Short officiating. Interment will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Lynchburg Humane Society, 3305 Naval Reserve Road, Lynchburg, VA, 24501; American Cancer Society, 2316 Atherholt Road, Lynchburg, VA, 24501, or Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 823, Lynchburg, VA, 24505.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424.


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  • Created by: Vita Brevis
  • Added: 5 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61142394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Short Arthur (10 Jun 1947–4 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61142394, citing Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Vita Brevis (contributor 47252590) .