Ann Arnold, of Pinehurst, passed Wednesday March 10, 2010 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Mrs. Arnold was born in San Angelo, Texas, to the late Thomas Jefferson Elrod and Mamie Jewel Trussell.
A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 13, at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst. A funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at The Village Chapel in Pinehurst with Dr. Al Hill officiating. Burial will be private in Pinelawn Memorial Park.
Born in San Angelo, Texas, she grew up in a ranching family. She graduated from Odessa High School and the University of Texas, Austin. She and Jim knew each other from their youth. Together, they just celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage. Jim’s work moved them across Texas and eventually to the frozen tundra known as the Windy City. Living in suburban Chicago for many years brought fabulous experiences, friendships and significant job-related international travel. Jim and Ann moved to Pinehurst in 1998 to return to Southern living and a warmer climate.
Always industrious, she was a middle school teacher at age 19. After raising James Thomas, she spent many years in the insurance industry. Providing, hosting, entertaining and sharing gave her great joy. She also loved to be involved in many activities in the church and in her community. When she passed she was currently serving as president of the Women of Weymouth. Ann believed in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. In sorrow and in joy her faith remained constant. She was part of a wonderful heritage of believers. She was a former elder in Community Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Arnold is survived by her husband, James E. Arnold, of Pinehurst; son, James Thomas Arnold and his wife, Tami; and grandchildren, Maggie, Matthew, Mason and Molly, of Dublin, Ohio; a brother, Tommy Elrod and wife, Jo Beth, of Odessa, Texas; and a sister, Jane Elrod, of Midland, Texas.
Memorial donations can be made to either P.E.O. or Women of Weymouth. P.E.O. donations to financially assist local young women to advance their education should be sent to P.E.O., 270 Sugar Pine Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374. Women of Weymouth donations are to be sent to P.O. Box 939, Southern Pines, NC 28388. Checks should be made payable to Weymouth Center.
Condolences can be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.