William Cornelius 'Neal' Arnold Sr.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

William Cornelius 'Neal' Arnold Sr.

Mr. William Cornelius "Neal" Arnold Sr., 71, of Rector, formerly of the Blytheville area, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 in Rector.

Born to John and Nellie Canamore Arnold in Blytheville, he was a farm mechanic and was of the Pentecost faith.

He was preceded in death by his father; two sons, William Cornelius Arnold Jr. and Jerry Wayne Arnold.

He leaves his mother, Nellie Arnold of Manila;

His wife, Glendora Murphy Arnold of the home;

His children, Jimmy Ray Murphy Arnold of Rector, Glen Arnold of Qulin, Mo., Wilma Gammon and her husband, James, of Decatur, Mich., Nellie Arnold of Rector, and William Boyd Arnold of Luxora;

Two brothers, John Wayne and Daisy Arnold of Summer, Tenn., and Willis Arnold of Manila;

Five sisters, Mary Arnold of Brownwood, Texas, Gayle Arnold of Blytheville, Lavonda Arnold of Grand Junction, Mich., Jo Alice Cosby of Singer, Tenn., and Tinker Thomas of Wauchula, Fla.; and

Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be private. Cobb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to cobbfuneralhome@sbcglobal.net