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Marshel Arms

November 1, 1929 — December 6, 2022

Marshel Arms

Marshel H. Arms, 93, passed away December 6, 2022 at Brookdale Senior Living in Colonial Heights. Born in Cleveland, TN on November 1, 1929. He moved to the Fordtown Community in 1947 when his father, Rev. W.D. Arms became the Pastor of Fordtown Baptist Church. Marshel was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in WWII, stationed in Guam and retired from Holston Defense Corp. after 35 years. He loved farming and playing golf.


Marshel was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. W.D. and Robbie Quinn Arms; brothers, Rev. Ernest Arms, Paul Arms, Olane Arms, Boyd Arms; sister, Lorene Arms.


Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 74 years, Mary Frances Milhorn Arms; daughter, Peggy Robinson; sons, Mike Arms (Vickie), Alan Arms (Brigitte); brothers, Wallace Arms, Bill Arms (Rennie), Eugene Arms (Joyce); grandchildren, John Chris Robinson (Daniell), Laurie Arms Malone (David); several great-grandchildren, along  with several nieces and nephews.


The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Brookdale Senior Living, Stacie, Spring, Michael and his special person, Kyla along with Smokey Mt. Hospice Care.


Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at East Tennessee Cemetery. Pastor Rodney Fields will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by The American Legion, Hammond Post #3 and Gate City #265.  Those attending graveside services are asked to assemble at the graveside by 12:45 p.m.

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

East Tennessee Cemetery

2630 TN-75, Blountville, TN 37617

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