Fred M. Arthurs (1918 - 2015)

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Fred M. Arthurs, 97, formerly of Falls Creek, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015, at Nelson's Golden Years.
He was born on May 10, 1918, in Brookville, the son of the late Fred and Beulah Vandervort Arthurs. On April 25, 1943, he married Gertrude "Sammy" Arthurs, who passed away Nov. 4, 2003.
Fred retired from DuBois Battery Works. He was a member of Falls Creek United Methodist Church and belonged to the Gideons.
Fred was known for his strong faith in God and devotion to his church. He loved spending time with his family and attending the races to watch his grandson Steve. He loved his entire racing family. His wife, children and grandchildren were the joy of his life.
He is survived by his four sons: Gerald (Nancy) Arthurs of Pittsburg, Kan., Fred (Lillian) Arthurs of Danville, Va., James (Margi) Arthurs of Coopertown, N.Y., and Samuel (Rickanne) Arthurs of Falls Creek, Pa.; son-in-law, Paul Smith of Reynoldsville; 15 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; and a brother, Jack (Jane) Arthurs of Bulter, Pa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife, daughter, Suzanne Smith, granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Arthurs, and two brothers, Robert and Charles Arthurs.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc. with Rev Leon Blose officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the funeral home. An additional hour of viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday.
Memorial donations can be made to: Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923 or Childs Evangelist Association: PO Box 348 Warrenton, MO 63383-0348.
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Published in The Courier Express from June 7 to June 8, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave | Du Bois, PA 15801 | (814) 371-2521
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