The Picayune Item
“Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning…” — Psalm 30:5
Services for Marvin Lamar Arnold, Sr., 87, a native of Atlanta, Ga., will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, Atlanta, Ga. The Rev. J. Sherman Pelt, Senior Pastor will officiate.
Marvin Lamar Arnold was born on September 11, 1925 in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Prince and Anna Arnold. He later moved to Walton County, Georgia. He met Melvia L. Smith in Greensboro, Ga., they later married and moved to Atlanta. This union produced seven children. He lived his last years in Picayune, Miss., with his older son Marvin Arnold and his wife Charlene.
He retired from Atlantic Steel Company after 35 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending and watching the Atlanta Braves. He also had a love for his family and visited regularly until his health failed.
Marvin Lamar Arnold was preceded in death by: three brothers and two sisters: Willie, James, Ulysses, Catherine Neal and Mary Lou Hall.
He leaves to cherish his memory: seven children: Marvin Lamar Arnold, Jr. (Charlene), Larry L. Arnold, James E. Arnold (Linda), Gloria Key-Taylor, Freddie A. Arnold, Mary A. Johnson (Michael) and Brenda A. Johnson (Tyrone;) and sisters and a brother: Etherdale Barrett, Dayton, Ohio, Jeanette Ware, Atlanta, Sara Robinson, Monroe, Ga., Lucy Robinson, Monroe, Ernestine Giles, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Prince Ella Arnold, Monroe, Bobbie Robinson, Conyers, Ga., and John Wesley Arnold, Lithonia, Ga. Eighteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grand children and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Viewing will be on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Haugabrooks Funeral Home. Interment will be in Washington Memorial Gardens, Decatur, Ga.
Entrusted to Browns Funeral Home. email@example.com