Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:41 pm
The Messenger, January 4, 2011
Ronald J. Arant, 68, of the McConnell community near Martin died Jan. 2, 2011, at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin, with the Revs. Mark Dowdy and Gordon Wilbanks officiating. Burial will follow there in East Side Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.
He was born Sept. 27, 1942, in Fulton, son of the late J.C. and Mary Evelyn (Johns) Arant. He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran with 23 years of service and was a member of McConnell Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda (Hastings) Arant; two sons, Jayton Scott Arant of Martin and Shannon Lee Arant of Davenport, Fla.; two sisters, Diana Kivett of Washington and Debra Bartholomew of Orlando, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Jessica Arant, Branden Arant, Justin Raggonet, Caleb Arant and Jacob Arant.