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Merle Hart Arnold, 82, of Ridge Drive, passed away Saturday in Macon.
Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at 2 p.m. in Voice of Truth Church in Irwinton. Burial will be in the Jeffersonville City Cemetery. Terry Stark and the Rev. Steve Hamrick will officiate.
Mrs. Arnold was born in Empire (Beckley County), the daughter of the late Willie Lee and Mattie Lou Perdue Hart. She was a retired librarian after 35 years, with the Twiggs County Public Library. Merle was the first female to serve on the Twiggs County Board of Education. She was a cancer survivor and very active in the Relay for Life events. Merle was a member of The Voice of Truth Church.
Survivors include her husband, Hubert Arnold; children, daughter, Lisa (Keith) Rich of Milledgeville; son, Steve Arnold of North Augusta, S.C.; granddaughter, Erika Thomas of Hamlin, N.Y.; sister, Loujean Lewis of McDonough; and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Visit www.reecefuneralhomeinc.com to sign the online registry.
Reece Funeral Home in Jeffersonville has charge of arrangements.
Published on January 29, 2018
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