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Rodney Arnold

Posted at 6:48 p.m. on Monday, August 29, 2022

August 3, 1946 – August 28, 2022

BUDE – The funeral of Mr. Rodney Arnold, of Meadville, MS will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Bude Church of God in Bude, MS at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Midway Cemetery in Meadville, MS. Reverend Will Lott and Reverend Tyson Windom will officiate the services, with Franklin Funeral Home making arrangements. Visitation will be held at Franklin Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 5-8 p.m. and will continue on Wednesday, August 30, 2022 at Bude Church of God from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.

Rodney slipped from his earth bounds to rest high on this mountain last Sunday morning. He was born August 3, 1946 in Adams County, Mississippi, and died August 28, 2022 in Hammond, Louisiana.

He was a US Army combat injured Purple Heart recipient, Vietnam veteran, and worked in the oil industry before becoming disabled. He enjoyed hunting with his family, gardening and adored his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was active in the Clay Hill Church of God, where he spent some of his happiest days, lending a helping hand when needed. He always had a kind word to say with encouragement to his family and friends while always looking forward to tomorrow. You could see the love in his eyes, his hands and his actions. He will be truly missed.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Samuel Ernest Arnold and Pernie Elizabeth Freeman; ex-wife, Louis Faye Verbeck; son, Kenneth Earl Arnold; paternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” Arnold and Catherine Freeman; maternal grandparents, Archie Freeman and Jannie Grace Graves; siblings, RB, Roddis, Christine, Robert (Dorothy Mitchell), June, BJ (Edith Nell), Eddie V. (Riley Halford and Peewee Myers), Ernestine Cater, Billy Wayne.

The survivors are her children, Rodney Allen Arnold (Debra Otero), Angela Arnold and Rhonda Kay Arnold;

ex-wife, Cookie Shoumaker; children, Samuel Roddis Arnold (Emily Pritchett and Brittany Friley), Chandra (Scott Mayfield), Robbie Robinson, John Robinson; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; maternal aunt, Georgia Mae Freeman Jordan; brother-in-law, James Cater; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families; and a host of friends.

The pallbearers are Joshua Arnold, Roman Arnold, Ridge Clanton, Clarence Lilly, Scott Mayfield and Randy Arnold.

Honorary bearers are Peewee Arnold and grandsons Kole Arnold and Conner Mayfield.

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