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Obituary for Dorothy K Arnold (Simmerman)

Dorothy Kavanaugh Arnold, Age 92, passed away on April 18, 2022. Born in Kansas City, MO, she moved to West Palm Beach, FL in 1944. She married in June of 1950 and then moved to N.C. She was the daughter of the late John Franklin and Gertrude Louise Simmerman.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Jack Arnold in 1995, her sisters, Helen Marie Fine, Anna Belle Mooney, and Beverly Jean McMillian, and a twin brother Donald Simmerman.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Arnold and wife, Kathy, of Louisville, Kentucky, Mike Arnold and wife, Nita, of Franklin, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Cowee Baptist Church and very active at the Senior Center in Franklin. She loved working with flowers and doing crafts, especially cross- stitched crosses. She enjoyed baking and was well known for her delicious carrot cake.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 1,2022, at 3:00 PM in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Macon Funeral Home.

Rev. Jason Smith and Rev. Ronnie Branson will officiate. Burial will be at Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Macon Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.