Margaret Lucille McArthur
Margaret Lucille McArthur
  • October 4, 1926 - October 8, 2017
  • Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Mrs. Margaret Lucille Williams McArthur (91) passed into the glorious presence of her Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2017, in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017, in the chapel at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, in Jackson, MS, with a brief graveside service following. The family will be receiving friends before the service, beginning at 10:00 a.m.

She was born in Newton County, Mississippi, the daughter of John Pascal and Grace McMillan Williams. During World War II, she served as a clerk typist for the U.S. Army Air Corp at Keesler Field in Biloxi. After the war, she worked as a medical secretary at Rush Hospital in Meridian.

In 1951, she wed John M. “Johnny” McArthur of Meridian. They were lovingly married for 58 years until his death in 2010. They are survived by four children: Grace Elizabeth “Bettye” Simmons (Connie) of Raymond, MS, John M. “Chip” McArthur, Jr. (Donna) of McConnells, SC, Charles W. “Chuck” McArthur (Sheree) of St. Augustine, FL, and Anna Margaret M. Dunkerley (Eric) of Birmingham, AL; nine grandchildren: Chris McArthur, Tim McArthur, Josh McArthur (Alli), Webb McArthur, Katie M. Blumenstein (Tim), Elizabeth Simmons, Mary Margaret S. Hofer (Adam), Adam Dunkerley (Nina), Alayna Dunkerley, and John Dunkerley; and four great-grandsons: Caleb McArthur, Micah McArthur, Judah McArthur, and Owen Blumenstein. She is also survived by a brother, Jack W. Williams (June) of Meridian, MS, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a brother, Charles Harold “Charlie” Williams, and sister, Marianne “Mickey” W. Northington Muller.

Mrs. McArthur was the quintessential “gracious southern lady.” She loved the Lord Jesus, and continued to bear the fruit of the Holy Spirit throughout her long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Equipping Leaders International (384 Village Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084) or to the Olivet Presbyterian Church Building Fund (P.O. Box 74, McConnells, SC 29726).