Verna May Arnold passed away of natural causes at 8:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Verna May was born on May 21, 1938, in Detroit, Mich., to Woodrow Wilson and Helen Emick Wilson.
She was a retired salesclerk and a member of Ponderosa Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Wilson.
Verna Arnold is survived by her husband of 25 years, Ben Arnold of Cadiz; son Jerry Billingsley of Eddyville; daughter Dotty Howtown of Princeton; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca Mallory, Ryan Mallory, Emily Mallory, Zac Arnold, Samantha Arnold, Misty Arnold, Mandy Boyd, Seth Goodwin, Abby Woolridge, Candice Parker and Michael Arnold; eight great-grandchildren, Kaleb Groves, Kaleigh Earl, Autumn Parker, Glenn Parker, Diesel Ingliss, Wyatt Vysa, Anna Lynn Vysa and Ada Lynn Goodwin.
Music was provided by Suellen Hendricks, pianist and Misy Fowler, vocalist. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bethel Bible Village, P.O. Box 729, Hixson, TN 37343.