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Willie Cearnes Arnold

October 27, 1926 ~ May 3, 2020 (age 93)


Willie Cearnes Arnold, better known as Cearnes, 93, of Louisburg, NC, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, May 3, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Franklin County on October 27, 1926, to the late Jonah and Girlie P. Arnold.  He was an active member of Leah’s Chapel Methodist Church.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather.  He loved fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family and friends.   He is now reunited with the love of his life, his wife, whose birthday is May 4th.  We know there will be a big birthday celebration in Heaven. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of seventy-three years, Mary Helen, a daughter Charlotte Alford, a grandson, Larry Alford, sisters Dolly Arnold and Gracie Medlin, and brothers, Buddy and Carlton Arnold.  He is survived by his daughter Linda Layton (Gordon), sons, Willie Arnold (JoAnn), Nelson Arnold (Evon), and Donald Arnold (Connie), eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren, and two siblings, Harold Arnold (Donna), and Clay Arnold (Stella). 

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to your favorite charity in his memory.  Due to current restrictions, a private graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Louisburg, NC on Wednesday, May 6th at 11:00 am with the Reverend Paul Mitchell officiating. 

A service of Bright Funeral Home 405 S. Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587.



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