WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, August 31, 2001, Mr. John Loyal Arthur Sr. of Warrenville, S.C., husband of the late Bernice Turner Arthur and son of the late John T. and Ida Mamie Johnson Arthur and father of Rev. John L. Arthur Jr., Eureka and Mary Packer, Warrenville. He is survived by a sister, Ethel A. Eubanks, Graniteville; also two grandsons, C. Douglas Payne and John Arthur Payne. Mr. Arthur was born in Windsor, S.C. and was retired from the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company after 44 years of service. He was a member of Graniteville First Baptist Church and was a Navy veteran obtaining the rank of First Class Petty Officer, having served during WWII. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday, September 4, 2001, at 4:30 p.m., in the Graniteville First Baptist Church with Rev. Steven L. Hendricks and Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. Interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Arthur, Clyde Harkins, Charles Hilton, Wayne Hilton, Shotte Widener and Cyrus Spradley. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Eureka First Baptist Church, 186 Johnston Hwy., Trenton, SC, 29847. The family will receive friends at the residence of his daughter, Mary Packer, 42 Burn Hill Road, Warrenville, or at Napier Funeral Home on Monday, September 3, 2001, from 7 until 9 p.m.
The Augusta Chronicle-September 2, 2001