Rochester: June 30, 2009, at the age of 65, after a short illness. She was born April 15, 1944, in Vernon, OK, the daughter of Forace A. and Mary Etoy Welles Arterberry. Zelma graduated from Hanna High School. She was employed by the University of Rochester, The Anthony Jordan Health Center and Coley's Maintenance. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Alfreda Arterberry, 4 sisters, Ann Singleton, Mattie Delores Evans, Wanda Rae Coley, Billy Jean Jones; and 5 brothers, Millard Arterberry, R.B. Arterberry, Elbert Arterberry, Leonard Arterberry and Randolph Arterberry. She is survived by 2 sons, Torence S. Arterberry and Terence S. Arterberry; and 1 daughter, Tonya Y. Arterberry; adopted son, David Honig; 4 brothers, Forace Arterberry Jr. of Vernon, OK, Ollie Arterberry of Oklahoma City, OK, Gerald W. Arterberry of and Samuel M. Arterberry both of Wichita, KS; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends on Monday, 6:30 PM to 9 PM at First Genesis Baptist Church, 292 Hudson Avenue. Additional Services and Interment in Vernon, OK. Ref.
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