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Gretchen Bell “Dutch” Arnold

Mrs. Gretchen Bell ” Dutch” Arnold, age 91 of Sulphur Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 in Sulphur Springs. She was born on March 7th, 1925 in Pickton to the late A.J. “Jack” Alford and Effie Francis Keith Alford. She was a seamstress, was a current member of Winterfield Baptist Church and a former member of Davis Street Baptist Church. She was a fifty year member of the Woodmen of the World and was baptized on Wednesday, July 17, 1933, at Winterfield Baptist Church. She married Curtis Leon Gunn on June 10, 1939 and her preceded her on October 3, 1961. She later married L.Z. Arnold on February 6, 1965 and he preceded her on June 30, 1993.

Also preceding in death are her parents, five brothers and eight sisters.

She is survived by daughters, Virsie Boyd of Pickton and Carol Vernon and husband Roy Mitchell of Sulphur Springs; sons, B.J. Gunn and wife Carmen of Hot Springs, AR and Leon Gunn and wife Patty of Pickton; ten grandchildren, Bill, Tony and Shawn Boyd, Angela Boyd Sevier, Curtis, Megan and B.J. Gunn, Jr., Chris and LeAnn Gunn, Stephanie Gunn Buster, Cody Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell and Joe Mitchell; twenty-four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro 816 W. Broadway Winnsboro, TX 75494. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 at Beaty Funeral Home-Winnsboro 816 W. Broadway Winnsboro, TX 75494 at2:00 pm. Bro. Tommy Hall, Bro. Troy Hollingsworth and Bro. Jack Culpepper conducting, interment will follow at Winterfield Cemetery in Pickton, with Bill Boyd, Tony Boyd, Shawn Boyd, Chris Gunn, B.J. Gunn, Jr., Curtis Lamar Gunn, Andrew Mitchell, Cody Mitchell, Joe Mitchell serving as pallbearers.

Author: Staff Reporter

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