Minnie Frances Arnold, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, April 16, 2018 at the Mountain City Care Center. She was born on January 4, 1925 to the late Felix B. Mink and Effie Pearson Mink. In addition to her parents Frances was preceded in death by her husband Rev. George F. Arnold; daughters, Nancy Brewer and Helen Morefield; twin sister, Pearl Proffitt; several half-sisters and half-brothers; grandchild, Devin Morefield; sons-in-law, CR Roark and James Morefield and nephew, Jerry Dugger.
Frances was a gifted quilter and made many beautiful quilts through the years. Like most people of her generation she also farmed and raised vegetable gardens, which she loved. Frances also enjoyed working in her flower gardens, singing and reading her Bible. After her health declined she was not able to do a lot of these things but she still enjoyed watching some of the old shows on television, especially The Waltons. She was a member of Pine Mountain Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish her memories include her children: Julie Mae Roark, Mary Ethel Arnold, Brenda Reece and husband Barry and Melissa Rupard and husband Jeff, Bobby Eugene Arnold and wife Vickie, Jim Arnold and wife Connie Leonard Arnold and wife Lesa; son-in-law, Don Brewer; 21 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren; niece, Bernice Proffitt; her roommate and special friend, Bonnie Wallace and Bonnie’s daughters, Eva and Gail and her Mtn. City Care Center Family.
The family will receive friends 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Tony Potter officiating. Graveside service and interment will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Greene Cemetery with Pastor Rector Henson officiating. Pallbearers will be Charlie Blevins, Don Brewer, Brian Potter, John Brookshire, Ricky Morefield and Lester Dunn.
The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude to the Staff of 100 Hall at Mountain City Care Center, Dr. John Whitlock, Daniel Jones, Carolyn Adams and Mary Ward.
At other times the family will receive friends at the home of her daughter, Melissa Rupard, 1242 Waters Road, Laurel Bloomery, TN
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mountaincityfh.com
The family of Minnie ‘Frances’ Arnold has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.