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Leola Patricia Arnold, age 73, of Lenoir, North Carolina and formerly of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on May 2, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by her family.  She was born on January 30, 1940 to the late Russell and Ruth Laws Dugger. In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by sisters: Virginia D. Garr, Anna Lee Tellado, Thelma D. Garr and Grace D. Whitnener; brother, Lon D. Dugger and a son Clinton coffey and a grandson, Kenneth Edward Townsend Jr.  
She was a member of Bakers Gap Baptist Church.
Patricia is survived by her daughters:  Connie Lainez and Diana Adorno; adopted daughter, Nichol Micheals; sons: Joel Coffey and William Coffey; step-son, Richard Micheals; sisters: Louise Botchlett and Gloria Anthony; brothers: Sanford Dugger, Joe Dugger and wife Libby, Gene Dugger and wife Jeannie; nineteen grandchildren; thirty four great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Leola Patricia Arnold were conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Bakers Gap Baptist Church with Minister James Richardson officiating. A family visitation was held from 1-2:00 pm. The family received friends from 2-3:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Graveside Service and Interment followed at the Locust Gap/Gambill Springs Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Joel Coffey, William Coffey, Nicholas Sneed, Richard Micheals, Pablo Lainez and Jeremiah Hendrix.  Honorary Pallbearer was Charles Coffey.  
At other times, the family received friends at the home, 6070 Laytown Road, Lenoir, NC 28645.
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The family of Leola Patricia Arnold has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.