Olivia Warfield Arnold

Olivia Warfield Arnold

Olivia Warfield Arnold, 89 of Monticello, formerly of Lake Village, passed away on November 9, 2015 to join her late husband Forrest E. (Sonny) Arnold, Jr. and her beloved son, Forrest E. (Buddy) Arnold, III who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Arnold, better known as Sis, was raised in Readland, Arkansas on the Warfield Plantation by Grand Lake. She was the daughter of the late Judge Carneal Warfield of Lake Village and Clara Mae McLeod Poole.

She married Sonny Arnold on November 29, 1942 before he left for service in WWII. They settled with their children in Lake Village in 1957.

She raised all her children in Lake Village and held several meaningful jobs such as county treasurer, secretary for Lake Village Baptist Church and secretary for Lakeside High School, but fulfilled her goal of attending college by graduating at UAM in Monticello with a BS in teaching. She taught at Lakeside High 10 years before retiring.

She loved reading, history, and painting, and was a member of the hospital auxiliary in Lake Village. She and her family attended Lake Village Baptist Church for many years.

Mrs. Arnold is survived by her children, Olivia Bradley of Rockwall, Texas, David W. Arnold of Monticello, Lela Arnold-Wilson of Monticello, and Neal Montgomery Arnold of Lake Village; her grandchildren, Elizabeth Thirion of Rockwall, Texas, Dr. Kevin Bradly of Pensacola, Florida, Elaina Bradley of Rockwall Texas, Scott Arnold of Monroe, Louisiana, Andrew Arnold of Pensacola, Florida, Stephanie Smith of Alexander City, Alabama, Christopher David Arnold and Jeff Arnold of San Antonio, Texas, Tommy Ashley of Monticello, and Jett Ashley of Flower Mound, Texas; and 20 great grandchildren.

A private family graveside service will be held at the McGehee Cemetery in McGehee to place this loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend beside her husband of 72 years.

Any memorials may be made to Lake Village Baptist Church, 301 N. Lakeshore Dr. Lake Village.