She was the daughter of the late Bessie Lee Beavers Ballew and William Luther Ballew. She was peceded in death by her husband, Ralph “Bud” Arthur; brothers: Robert, Earl, Ray, Junior Ballew; and son-in-law, Charles Reynolds.
She was a homemaker, loved crocheting, working in her flower gardens and her grandchildren.
She was a member of Cookson Creek Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include her children: Raymond Arthur and his wife, Faye, of Copperhill, David Arthur of Pennsylvania, Dennis Arthur, Junior Arthur and his wife, Carolyn, and Jerry Arthur, all of Cleveland, Betty Ingram and her husband, the Rev. Lee Ingram of Benton and Brenda Reynolds of Benton; grandchildren: Lisa Defriece and Wendell Ingram, both of Cleveland, Joey Ingram and his wife, Heather, of Old Fort, Holly Guthrie and her husband, the Rev. Jason Guthrie of Old Fort, the Rev. Roy Reynolds and his wife, Maranda of Cleveland, Angela Saylor of Benton, Brigette Spencer and her husband, Nick, of Colorado, Ray Arthur and his wife, Shannon, of Georgia, Tony Arthur and his wife, Shannon, of Cleveland, Dutch Arthur of Old Fort, Jason Arthur of Pennsylvania, Jessica Brooks, Roy Broooks, Cassaundra Arthur, all of Cleveland, Daniel Arthur of Benton; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, from the Cookson Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Floyd Boggess and the Rev. Mike Rymer officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cookson Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Woody officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
The body will lie in repose at the church Saturday, from 1 to 2 p.m.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
You may view and sign the register book at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.