Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, with visitation at 12:30-1 p.m. at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Mount Gilead. Rev. W.H. Sturdivant, pastor, officiated.
Arthur attended Richmond County High School. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country for four years. After being honorably discharged, he moved to New York, where he lived for several years before returning back to Mount Gilead to live with his parents.
He served in the Army Reserves and became a member of the N.C. American Legion.
Although Arthur never married or had any children of his own, he was like a father to his nieces and nephews.
He worked at several manufacturing companies until he retired. After retiring, he attended Montgomery Community College and earned an associate's degree in pottery.
Arthur rededicated his life to Christ and joined Olive Grove Baptist Church many years ago and remained a faithful member until his health began to fail. He served as the church treasurer, on the trustee board, pastor aid, church choir, usher board and as president of the BTU.
He later joined a quartet called "The Golden Voices" that he enjoyed traveling and singing with.
His four brothers, Spurgeon Jr., Curtis, James and Jeremiah (died as an infant); one sister-in-law, Maxine Little; and two brothers-in-law, Fred Kirby and Roosevelt Kinser preceded him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memories four sisters, Rebecca Kirby "Sug" of Wadesboro; Linda Kinsler "Neet" of High Point, Betty Little "Bet" of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Jo Anne Turner (Roger) of Mount Gilead; two sisters-in-law, Yvonne Little of Charlotte and Ida Little of High Point; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.