UNION — Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Gibbs Arthur, 85, widow of James M. Arthur of 207 S. Boyce St., Union, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
Mrs. Arthur was born in Union, Nov. 1, 1926, a daughter of the late Luther N. Gibbs and Bessie M. Noland Gibbs. She was a 1943 graduate of Union High School and began work at Excelsior Woolen Mill until 1962. In 1962, she started working full time with her husband in his law firm until his death on Jan. 21, 1996. After the death of Mr. Arthur, she began working in Bill All’s law firm and continued to work with All & Frost, LLC until Feb. 2012.
Mrs. Arthur was very active at Tabernacle Baptist Church where she loved her church and its people. An avid Gamecock fan, she had been a member of the Gamecock Club for 44 years and regularly attended the Carolina football games for over 42 years.
Surviving are four children, James M. “Jimmy” Arthur, Jr. and wife Penny Hecht Arthur, Luther G. “Gib” Arthur and wife Jane Parks Arthur, all of Union, Robert J. Arthur and wife Heather Cordell Arthur of Franklin, TN, and Amy A. Kosanovic and husband Richard A. Kosanovic of Thailand; four sisters, Maria G. Arthur, Annie Mae Gibbs, Ella Faye Gibbs, and Barbara G. Smith and husband Ralph, all of Union; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Arthur was predeceased by two sisters, Betty G. Burgess and Sara Catherine Gibbs.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Tabernacle Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Robert Chapman. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Torance Inman, Michael Smith, Phillip Smith, James Coffer, William Earl Sprouse and George Faucett.
The following are asked to assemble at the church at 2:45 p.m. Friday to form the honorary escort: Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Whisnat, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank Humphries, Becky Reynolds, Glenda Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Barber, Brenda Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Greer, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Hines, Mr. and Mrs. Joey Hines, Dr. Paul K. Switzer, Bill All, Gary Frost and staff of All & Frost, LLC, employees of the Union Co. Court House, the Union County Tax Assessors Office and members of the Union County Bar Association.
Visitation will be held Thursday evening at the church beginning at 6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 915 S. Pinckney St., Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home, 207 S. Boyce St., Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.