Lillice Marie Arwood Jeralds, 87, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at her residence.
Born in Madisonvile, she spent most of her life in Englewood and was a lifelong member of Englewood Church of God. She loved her church, her family, knitting and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Jeralds who passed away in 1988; parents, Cheatle Larkin and Ida Angeline Hull Arwood; children: Willard Arwood Jr., Gwendolyn Simonds, Olivia Jane Jeralds, Daniel Ray Jeralds; granddaughters: Bethany Suzanne Jeralds, Penny Louise Jeralds; brothers: James, Jack and Fred Arwood; and sister, Kathleen Arwood McConkey.
She is survived by her children: Doug Jeralds and his wife, Debbie, of Soddy Daisy, Frankie Jeralds and his wife, Mary Sue, of Englewood, Vicki Jeralds Belcher of Englewood, David Jeralds of Etowah and Angie Hagins and her husband, Derrick, of Etowah; sisters: Johnnie Ruth Bibee and her husband, Verlin, of Madisonville and Barbara Jean Foxx of Sweetwater; brothers: R.C. Arwood and his wife, Shirley, of Madisonville, Bud Arwood and his wife, Charlotte, of Madisonville, Junior Arwood and his wife, Connie, of Athens and Drs. Don Arwood and his wife, Jana, of Knoxville; brother-in-law, Ben Simonds; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 8 p.m. today, Dec. 28, 2012, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner of Etowah with Pastor Scott Cardin officiating.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunrise Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the services.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Jeralds family guest book at www.ralphbucknerofetowah.com.