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Freddy Ray Fred Arnold, 83
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Freddy Ray “Fred” Arnold, 83, of Morrison died Friday, May 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
He was born May 18, 1934 in Nashville, was a retired sales representative with Townecraft Cookware, and a member of New Union the Baptist Church. Mr. Arnold was preceded in death by parents W.T. and Ethel Ray Arnold, daughter Sandra Arnold, grandson Michael Beecham, great-grandson Trent Fincher, sisters Ruby Cantrell and Geneva Hale, and brother Clifford Arnold.
Survivors include his wife, Faye Certain Arnold, children, Randall Ray Arnold, Keith Coleman Arnold, Anita Arnold, Bruce (Cerissa) Smith, Vickie (Randy) Wade and Howard E. (Vickie) Smith, brother, Vernon (Janice) Arnold, 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, nephews Wayne Cantrell and Tommy Hale, and nieces, Kathy Baker and Brenda Gay. Other family members and friends also survive.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at New Union the Baptist Church. Charlie Stanton will officiate. Interment will follow at New Union Cemetery in DeKalb County. The Arnold family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m., and again Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.