The Richmond Register


November 14, 2012

Lois Arthur, 91


RICHMOND — Lois Cain Arthur, 91, of Richmond, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in the Telford Terrace in Richmond.

 For most of her life she lived in Bybee, on the farm where she was born on April 19, 1921, to the late Peyton and Beulah Hendren Cain. She was a graduate of Waco High School and of Berea College. While a senior at Berea College, in 1942, she married James M. Arthur, who was also a senior there. She served the community as a public school teacher for 21 years, mostly in the Richmond City School district.

 For as long as she was able, she was an active member of First Baptist Church of Richmond, the Madison County Retired Teachers Association, and the Kentucky Retired Teachers’ Association. As a Baptist, she had been church clerk, Sunday school teacher, leaders of the G.A.’s, and Youth Director for the Tates Creek Baptist Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Susan Arthur, of Durham, N.C.; one son, J. Daniel Arthur of La Vegas, Nev.; three grandchildren, John Allan Sutton of Eminence, Ky., Amy Sutton Forbes of Seattle, Wash. and Jacob Arthur of Richmond; three sisters, Mrs. E. D. (Jean) Mitchell of Lawrenceville, Ga., Mrs. H. J. (Darlene) Sterrette of Grand Bay, Ala., and Thelma Webb of Richmond Ky., as well as several nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

 Services will be conducted at noon on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Fort officiating. Burial will follow at Flatwoods Cemetery at Waco. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Pallbearers will be Wendell Woolum, Ben McPherson, George Ridings, Eugene Peck, Toby Honaker, Dianna Ackerman, Irving Whicker, and Tom Bratcher. Honorary bearers will be members of the BYKOTA Sunday school class of First Baptist Church.

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