Tifton Gazette

Obituaries

January 8, 2013

Clarence Edward Arnold Sr.

OCILLA — Clarence Edward Arnold Sr., 68, of Ocilla, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Ocilla with the Rev. Stanley Norman officiating. Interment will follow at the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Moultrie. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home in Ocilla.

Mr. Arnold was born Aug. 28, 1944 in Copeland, Fla. to the late Clarrie Hubert Arnold Sr. and Bertie Mae Rainer Arnold. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Vietnam War.  He moved to the community in 1985 from Sylvester. A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he formerly served as an assistant Commander of the Sylvester post.  He was a former manager for Dixie Foods Convenience Stores. He enjoyed wood-working and carpentry and selling goods at the flea market in Tifton. He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by two sons, Clarence Edward “Eddie” Arnold Jr. of Moultrie and Sean Edenfield of Fitzgerald; two daughters, Tammy Hancock and Dawn Arnold, both of Moultrie; three sisters,  Shirley Mullinax of Dillard, JoAnne Hester of Macon and Della Arnold of Waycross; two brothers,  Oliver Arnold of Douglas and John Arnold of Brevard, N.C.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to Hospice Care Options, 121 North Cherry Street, Ocilla, GA 31774.

To sign the online registry, go to, www.paulkfuneralhome.com Paulk Funeral Home, Ocilla, is in charge of the arrangements.

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