George Elliott Arnold, age 100, of Blue Ridge, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Blue Ridge, GA. Born on August 24, 1918 in Fayette County, PA , he was the son of the late John Watson Arnold and Olive Stevens Arnold. He was currently a member of Hemptown Baptist Church but had previously been a member of First Baptist Church of Blue Ridge for over 35 years. He owned and operated a Mobile Home Park in Miami, FL. Mr Arnold was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 76 years, Leila Vernice Porterfield Arnold.
He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Ron East of Blue Ridge, GA; son and daughter-in-law, George “Skip” Elliott Arnold, Jr. and wife Dotty; 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 11:00 am from Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge Chapel with Rev. David Whitener officiating. Interment will follow in the Chastain Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.akinsfuneralhome.com. Akins Funeral Home of Blue Ridge is in charge of the arrangements.