Betty Jo May Arnold, 69, Elizabethton passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, she was a daughter of the late Frank J. and Hester Jane Peters May. Betty Jo was a 1960 graduate of Elizabethton High School and received her LPN degree from Walters State Community College, Morristown. She was a retired employee of Carter County Memorial Hospital. She was a former employee of Appalachian Christian Village. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a son Terry Arnold.
Survivors include her husband of fifty one years Harry Ray Arnold. Two Sons: Rhudy Ray Arnold and his special friend Tammy Fowler, Elizabethton and George Anthony Arnold. Two Granddaughters: Markita Heaton and husband James, Elizabethton and Kayla Estep, two grandsons, Jerry and Derick Hampton, Elizabethton, and one great-granddaughter. Five Sisters: Ruth Pilk and husband Robert, Mary Oliver, Christine Swain and husband J.C., Charlotte Smith and Bonnie Carr & Her husband Joe, all of Elizabethton . Two Brothers: Alvin May and wife Phyllis and Frank May, Jr & wife Pat, all of Elizabethton. Several nieces & nephews.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim “Butch” Stout officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Knoxville Office, 900 E. Hill Avenue, Suite 240, Knoxville, Tenn. 37915.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.