Funeral services for Margie Ann Arnett, 73, of Fort Gibson, OK, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Fort Gibson with Mr. Dan Rouse and Mr. Kelly Payne officiating. Pallbearers will be Jerry David Walker, Jim Huggins, Mike Johnson, Jerry “Butch” Cook, Mark Young, and Gerald Walkingstick. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Townsend, I. B. Branscum, Clarence Huggins, Jerry Walker Sr, Walter Bryan, James Arnett, and Budo D. Perry. Burial will be in Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.
Margie was born March 23, 1941 at Muskogee, OK, the daughter of Gene and Syble (Nelson) Byrd and died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her home. On September 29, 1978, she married Jimmie Arnett in Fort Gibson. Margie taught at Fort Gibson schools. After retiring from teaching, she worked at Fort Gibson State Bank. She was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Fort Gibson Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie, of the home; children, Sandra and Arlyn Imel, Cindy and Bill Farr, Floyd and Dawn O’Dell all of Muskogee, Michelle Arnett of Fort Gibson, Michael and Carol O’Dell of Muskogee, Lori Ann Miller of Muskogee, Mitchell O’Dell, Marcy and Mark Colley, Kristie and James Noblitt all of Fort Gibson; 19 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, Don Byrd and Linda of West Memphis, AR, Butch Harper and Lynda of Otto, AR, Vic Harper and Bess of Newton, KS; two sisters, Marlene and Walter Bryan of Cookson, OK, Kathy and Gary Fulmer of Cabot, AR She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Harper; and son, Jimmy Arnett, Jr.