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Death Notices

August 11, 2011

Holly E. Sharp Arthur

MERIDIAN —     UNION - Services for Holly Elizabeth Sharp Arthur will be held Friday, at 10 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Union with Rev. Jon Martin and Rev. Marcus Finch officiating. Burial will be in Union City Cemetery with Milling Funeral Home of Union in charge of arrangements.

    Mrs. Arthur, 36, of Union, died Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at University of Alabama Birmingham. Holly was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Union. She was a 1993 honors graduate of Union High School and Mississippi State University, where she received her degree in elementary education. Her greatest accomplishment was becoming the mother of her loving son and being an inspiration for other mothers to follow. In Holly’s own words, written in her diary, she felt, “Loved, special, and so cared for throughout her life.” Holly was an inspiration to all who knew her.

    Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Clay Arthur of Union; son, Jace Arthur of Union; parents, Chubby and Elaine Sharp of Union; sister, Heather Lowery and her husband Paul of Union; six nephews: Chance and Brant Lowery, Chip and Cole Arthur, Hunter and Taylor Grundy; father and mother-in-law, James C. and Anita M. Arthur; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Clarice Seal; special aunts: Brenda Horn and Beverly Hamil; special uncle, Joey Sharp; and, a host of cousins and many wonderful friends.

    She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Thurman and Etoile Sharp; and one brother, Eric Sharp.

    Pallbearers will be Dale Yates, Matt Lott, Bo Welch, Hugh Rush, Alan Ware, and Bryan Norman.

    Honorary pallbearers are the UHS Class of 1993 and 22 Kids of Robin Lane.

    In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts and memorials be made to the UAB Division of Pulmonary Medicine for Cystic Fibrosis, c/o David I. Allen, UAB School of Medicine, FOT 1227, 1530 3rd Ave South, Birmingham, AL 35294-3412.

    Visitation will be held today, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Union.

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