November 26, 1917- December 30, 2013
Foy Evelyn Wright Arnold-Ketner, a life long resident of East Tennessee, went home to be with The Lord, Monday, December 30, 2013, at the age of 96 in Palm Beach, FL.
She passed away at the Palm Beach Gardens Hospice Medical Center in North Palm Beach, Florida. She was born on November 26, 1917 in Middlesboro, Kentucky, to the late George Hopkins and Myrtle Denny Wright.
She married George Walter Arnold in 1934 and moved to Kingsport, Tennessee. Together they were active members of the Highland Park Methodist Church until her husband became a minister in the Holston Conference. As the wife to a Methodist minister, she had an active life holding many positions in the church. Her love was teaching Sunday school and being in church choirs and music ministry.
She also was a beloved teacher of kindergarten and the handicapped. Foy lived a life of dedication to her savior and her family. She was a member of the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Jonesborough, Tennessee.
In addition to her parents and seven siblings, she is preceded in death by her beloved husbands, the Rev George W. Arnold and James R. Ketner; and an infant child George W. Arnold Jr.
Surviving is her brother, Wallace Wright; and sisters, Eunice Sabet, Clarice Ellison and Mary Ruth McCreary. She has five surviving children, Audrey A. Burnett, of Fancy Gap, Virginia, Hilda L. Fletcher, of Tappahannock, Virginia, Phillip S. Arnold, of Chester, Virginia, David E. Arnold, of Jonesborough, Tennessee, and Patricia L. Hafer, of North Palm Beach, Florida. She also leaves behind twelve grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and they were the joy of her life.
Although her family will truly miss her, we know she is now rejoicing in Heaven worshiping Jesus and being reunited with her loved ones.
Funeral services will be at Fairhaven United Methodist at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, with Rev. Tae Hun Yoon and Rev. Rick Clowers officiating.
Interment will be at Washington County Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends Monday, January 6, 2014 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home in Jonesborough, Tennessee from 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut Street Johnson City, TN 37601.
Online condolences may be made at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Jonesborough, 753-3821