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James G. Arnold, 83, of Elkhart passed away peacefully in his home at 9:15 am, Saturday, May 28, 2011. James was born on February 27, 1928 in Butler, TN, the son of the late Eddie and Eliza (Pleasant) Arnold.
His is survived by his loving wife, Corine of Elkhart, three children, Frankie Arnold of Mishawaka, Judy Lewandowski of Theodore, AL, and Linda Tomlinson of St. Petersburg, FL; step children, Shirley Sawyer of Elkhart, Tina Arnold of Butler, TN, and Lisa Wheeler of Elkhart; granddaughter, Christel Dorbin of Granger and five great grandchildren, Christian Correll, Haylie Buck, Ashley Dorbin, Noah Buck and Cody Dorbin. He is also survived by two brother, Park and Elwood Arnold, both of Butler, TN He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Myretha (Nave) Arnold and grandson, James W. Buck, brothers, Delmer and J.E. and sister, Bernice.
James was the last surviving charter member of New Life Baptist Church, which began in 1950. He was very involved with the church and served as Deacon.
Visitation was held from 5:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in the funeral home with burial following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.
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