John E. Stephens Chapel
2:30 PM TIL TIME FOR SERVICE WED., OCT. 14TH
AT: JOHN E. STEPHENS CHAPEL FUNERAL SERVICES
4 PM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020
AT: JOHN E. STEPHENS CHAPEL
INTERMENT IN: HIGH HILL CEMETERY
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Oct. 11, 2020, and moved on to his heavenly home. SGM (Ret) James C. Arthur, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 367th Maintenance Company, 298th CSB, Philadelphia, MS has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord. MSG Arthur had worked as a full-time technician at the 367th Maintenance Company located in Philadelphia, MS. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was activated with the 367th during Desert Storm and activated and deployed to Iraq with the 367th in support of Iraqi Freedom.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. Thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Funeral service for Mr. Carr Arthur will be held at 4 PM Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John E. Stephens, Ronald Arthur and Rev. Michael Harper officiating. Interment in High Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:30 PM (the day of service) till service time. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Service in charge.
Mr. Arthur, 74, passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born July 4, 1946. He was Baptist by faith, a mechanic by trade, a soldier, a farmer by choice and a proud American by the grace of God. Carr served 40 years in the U.S. Army, serving tours of duty in Vietnam, Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Iraq. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Campaign, Kuwaiti Liberation, Iraqi Freedom, Army Commendation and Army Achievement Medals.
Carr was a loving husband, father, papaw, father-in-law, great grandpa, friend, brother, brother-in-law, soldier, mechanic and farmer. He was most proud to be his wifes baby and protector. His love for his family and country has left a lasting legacy. His memory will live on!
Survived by his loving wife of 49 years Cynthia Arthur; Daughter, Anitrel (Chris) Stamper; Sons, Clint (Kameron) Arthur and Ronald (Pam) Arthur all of Union; Seven grandchildren, Hunter (Abby) Arthur, Hunter Clay, Hannah Arthur, Zach (Brooklyn) Bazor, Austin Stamper, Caroline Arthur and Kayleigh Vance; One great-grandson, Karson Bazor; Sister, Senita (Gordon) Walker; Brothers, Cole (Jan) Arthur and Basil (Yolanda) Arthur all of Union; Several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents, James Burtis and Reba Cole Arthur; Son-in-law, Charles Bazor Jr.
Pallbearers are Ronald Arthur, Clint Arthur, Chris Stamper, Ronald Goss, Hunter Arthur, Hunter Clay, Zach Bazor, Austin Stamper, Hannah Arthur, Carolina Arthur, Kayleigh Vance, Brooklyn Bazor and Abby Arthur.
Honorary pallbearers are Delbert Graham, Otto Rouse, Obediah Bester, Ray Crocker and Gerald Barnes.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to High Hill Cemetery Fund or Wounded Warriors.