Judy Arnold, age 70, of Benton, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on June 21, 2012.
Born in Stuttgart on March 21st 1942, Judy was the first child born to Harold Lloyd and Juanita Stephenson. She is predeceased by her parents.
Judy graduated from DeWitt High School in 1960 and Henderson State University in 1964. In 1965 she married Glen Arnold and they settled in Benton in 1974 to raise their family. She taught in the Benton school system from 1976 through 1996 and served in various capacities with the Retired Teacher's Association thereafter. For many years she attended and led Bible Study Fellowship classes and was an active member at First Baptist Church, Benton. She spent her retirement years enjoying traveling, visiting with friends and family, and helping raise her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Arnold of Benton; son, Steve Arnold of Benton; daughter Ann Marie Gibbs and husband Kenny of Little Rock. Also surviving is a sister, Catherine Anderson of Benton and four granddaughters - Suzanna, Stevie and Liza Gibbs of Little Rock and Annabelle Arnold of Benton.
A celebration of Judy’s life is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Benton with Ministers Clay Cunningham and Frances Raley officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 P.M. until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 211 South Market Street, Benton, Arkansas 72015 or Family Farm, 18448 Hwy. 67, Malvern, Arkansas 72104.
Arrangements provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).