The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


January 23, 2013

Elizabeth Arrowood

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 — Elizabeth Jane “Mam” Tarlton Arrowood, 95, of Oakboro, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Stanly Regional Medical Center.   

The family received friends at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle, on Monday, January 21, 2013, from 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service, officiated by Dr. Terrell Watts, will be at First Baptist Church, Oakboro, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. with a 30 minute state prior to the service. Burial will follow at Oakboro Cemetery.

At other times, the family will meet at her home, 617 N. Main St., Oakboro, N.C.

Elizabeth was born on January 3, 1918, in Union County to the late Nathaniel Brown Tarlton and the late Jennie Mae McCoy Tarlton. She is also preceded in death by her husband in 1983, Thomas Eugene Arrowood; a daughter, Vivian Lorch; and a sister, Pauline Huneycutt.

Mrs. Arrowood is survived by a son, Eddie Arrowood and wife Linda of Oakboro; a daughter, Priscilla Foreman of Marietta, S.C.; a sister, Elsie Furr of Stanfield; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church Oakboro, where she taught Sunday School, was WMU director and was extremely active as long as her health permitted. She was retired from Stanly Knitting Mills.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Oakboro, Building Fund,  322 N. Main St., Oakboro, NC 28129; Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001; or American Diabetes Association, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Arrowood family.

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