Christa Lee Arnold, 72 died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Francis Marion Manor, Virginia. She was born in Erwin, to the late Rushie (R.L.) Williams & Mable Foster Williams. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband the Rev. Andrew Jackson Arnold and a brother, Eugene Williams. She was a dedicated member of her church. Survivors include a son: David Lee Byrd and wifePaula, Limestone, brothers: Phillip Williams and wife Joanne, Erwin, Ron Williams and wife Sue, Erwin; sisters: Barbara Tipton, Erwin, Revonda Cooper, Johnson City; grandchildren: Amanda Bennett and husband Travis, Felecia Arnold, Matt Byrd and wife Nikki, Erin Byrd; great-grandchildren: Cole, Kloe, Alex and Drew and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 8 p.m., Friday, March 2, from the Bradleys Funeral Home Chapel in Marion, Va., with the Rev. Mike Halsey officiating. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday,
March 3, at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Fort Chiswell, Va. Bradleys Funeral Home of Marion was in charge.