Lodie Lee Arthur
Funeral Services for Lodie Lee Arthur, 91, of Ruston, LA will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the McClendon Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA with Chaplain (CPT) David Arthur officiating. Interment will follow in Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery in Calhoun, LA.
Lodie Lee Arthur went home to be with her Lord on February 24, 2014. She had fought a courageous fight against adrenal cancer. Lodie was born on September 30, 1922 to John B. and Arlean Jarrell Lee in Jackson Parish. She graduated Valedictorian from Choudrant High School and earned her B.S. degree from Louisiana Tech in 1943. While at Tech she was named a campus "Beauty." Also in 1943 she married the love of her life, Ray Vaughn "R.V." Arthur and spent 40 devoted years with him until his death in 1983.
Lodie used her Tech education as supervisor of a government nursery in Beaumont, TX during World War II, then later created and implemented the Early Childhood Education Program at Texas A&I University in Kingsville, TX. Together she and R. V. founded Arthur Brothers Construction Company in Kingsville, TX.
For many years she was active in First Baptist Church, Kingsville, serving as President of the Women's Missionary Union and Superintendent of High School Sunday School. She was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her creativity won her award ribbons with flower arranging in the Kingsville Garden Club.
Relocating back to Louisiana in the late 1970's, Lodie became a faithful member of Parkview Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. She later served as President of the Faith Sunday School Class. Her other interests included growing gorgeous flowers, taking long walks with friends, and caring for her ailing relatives. She is preceded in death by her husband; her four brothers and three sisters.
Lodie is survived by her son, Ray Arthur and wife, Vickie of Choudrant, LA; daughter, Teri Fulton and husband, Mike of Ruston, LA; grandchildren, Jay Arthur and wife, Courtney of Choudrant, LA, David Arthur and wife, Priscilla of Fort Drum, NY, Jill A. Suposs and husband, Collin of Fort Worth, TX, Chad Fulton of Canton, TX and Lodie F. Brewer and husband, Jason of Madison, MS. Eight great grandchildren always brought a big smile to her face. They include Cooper and Coen Arthur, David Issac, Isabella, and Solomon Arthur, Pierce Fulton, Parker and Peyton Brewer. Also numerous nieces, nephew and great nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Jay Arthur, Collin Suposs, Chad Fulton, Jason Brewer, Randall Richardson and Marlon Robinson.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, 300 McMillan Road West Monroe, LA 71291.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The family would like to especially thank marvelous neighbor, Maxine Coleman and compassionate caregivers Lisa Blevins, Linda Carr, and others.
Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
Mulhearn Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA