James Lovey Arnold

Published 6:00 am Friday, March 24, 2006

Services for James Lovey Arnold, of Meadville, are 11 a.m.Saturday, March 25, at Sarepta Baptist Church in East Lincolncommunity with burial in the church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Homein Meadville is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Arnold, 83, died March 23, 2006, at King’s Daughters MedicalCenter. He was born on Sept. 18, 1922, to Chrisman H. Arnold andAda Delaney Arnold.

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He was a driller with Delta Marine Drilling Company and afarmer. He was a member of Sarepta Baptist Church in FranklinCounty. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during WorldWar II.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, BessieBankston Arnold; his brothers, Bluford Arnold, Bill Arnold, CordellArnold, Corban Arnold and C.H. Arnold; and his sister, LottiePrather.

Survivors are his daughters, Peggy McLemore, of Port Gibson,Cathy Clark, of Laurel, Barbara Pickle, of Clinton, CherylEmfinger, of Brookhaven, and Kim Richards, of Bartlett, Tenn.; hisbrother, Buster Arnold, of Meadville; his sister, Ruby LeeEmfinger, of Franklin, La.; and his grandchildren, BethanyMcLemore, Meredith McLemore, Sam McLemore, Lori Johnson, AllieClark, James Pickle, Joseph Pickle, Kayla Emfinger and AmandaEmfinger.