Judy Arnold, 70, of Benton, passed away at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on Thursday, June 21.
Born in Stuttgart on March 21, 1942, she was the first child born to Harold Lloyd and Juanita Stephenson. 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 Teachers Association thereafter. For many years she attended and led Bible Study Fellowship classes and was an active member at First Baptist Church in Benton. She spent her retirement years enjoying traveling, visiting with friends and family, and helping raise her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Glen Arnold of Benton; a son, Steve Arnold of Benton; a daughter, Ann Marie Gibbs and husband Kenny of Little Rock; a sister, Catherine Anderson of Benton; and four granddaughters, Annabelle Arnold of Benton and Suzanna, Stevie and Liza Gibbs, all of Little Rock.
A celebration of Judy’s life is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at First Baptist Church in Benton with Ministers Clay Cunningham and Frances Raley officiating.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 24, from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, in care of the Building Fund, 211 S. Market St., Benton, AR 72015; or Family Farm, 18448 Highway 67, Malvern, AR 72104.
Arrangements were provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard