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Gail Lou Arnold

March 18, 1956 — September 26, 2021

Gail Lou Arnold, 65, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, departed this life on September 26, 2021, at her residence in Old Fort.

She was born on March 18, 1956, in Colorado to the late Dorothy Madalene Hearn.  Throughout life, she faithfully served our country for 20 years with the United States Air Force and attended Redemption to the Nations in Athens.  Gail enjoyed traveling and spending time with her beloved family, whom she loved dearly.  Her smile and laughter would light up every room blessed by her presence and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

In addition to her mother, Dorothy Hearn, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Daulton Penland.

She is survived by her beloved husband, James E. Arnold; loving children, Trae (Dana) Penland III., Amy (Damon) Lindsey, Austin Hunter, and Sidney Hunter; cherished grandchildren; Traevin Penland, Dillon Williams, Cameron Lindsey, Blaze Lindsey, Lauren Hunter, Isabella Hunter, Mayzi Hicks, Nash Hicks, and Dallas Laher; siblings, J.D. Hearn, Dale Phillips, and Jessie Wrecsics.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later a date.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Higgins Funeral Home of Benton.

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