Jean S. McNeil Arnold, 65, 1834 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2001 in the Watauga County Medical Center, Boone, North Carolina. She was a native of Johnson County and was a daughter of the late Paul J. and Nell H. Osborne McNeil and was preceded in death by a nephew, Eddie Thomas. She was a homemaker and a graduate of the Johnson County High School Class of 1954. She was a member of the Shouns United Methodist Church and former pianist of the church and a member of the WMU.
Survivors include her husband, Dean Arnold, of the home; one daughter, Cindy K. Guy and husband Eddie, Foscoe, North Carolina; one son, David B. Arnold and wife Tracie, Boone, North Carolina; three sisters, Janice L. Hawkins and husband Dayton and Lola B. Laxton, both of Mountain City; Nancy J. Gurley and husband Louis, Bristol, Tennessee; two brothers, Jerry P. McNeil and wife Susanne, Roanoke, Virginia; Tom McNeil and wife Karen, Elizabethton, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Melissa D. Robinson and husband William, Mountain City; Tonya M. Burton and fiancee, Thomas, Zionville, North Carolina; Brian Farmer, Atlanta, Georgia; special friends, Shelia, Larry and Joey Triplett and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Shouns United Methodist Church with Bill Kayhill and Burl Greer officiating.
Burial followed in the Shouns United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Shouns United Methodist Church.
Hux-Lipford Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.