James Russell Lowell Arthur

January 30, 1928February 10, 2014
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James “Jim” Russell Lowell Arthur, of Hixson, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014. He was 86 years old. Jim served our country during World War II in the U. S. Army. He retired from DuPont and was a member of Hixson First Baptist Church. Jim was a 60 year member with the Sumac Masonic Lodge # 55 F & AM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover Cleveland and Elsie Alfreda Arthur; brother, George and sister, Louise Hill. Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maggie Jane Arthur; daughters, Deb (Mike) O’Rear and Pat Brownell; son, Russ Arthur; brother, Steve (Becky) Arthur; grandsons, Jason (Marcy) Everett, Kris (Amanda) O’Rear and Brandon (Sarah) O’Rear; granddaughter, Elizabeth Brownell; great granddaughters and also known as “Papaws Dream Team”, Maggie, Kamyrn and Gaby O’Rear; several nieces, nephews, in-laws and other extended family members. The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home. Services for Jim will be held at 12:30 pm on Thursday, February 13 at the funeral home chapel with Terry Shannon officiating.

Burial will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Jason Everett, Kris and Brandon O’Rear, Terry McDonald, Todd Wheeler and Donnie Rush serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are The Elwood Suttles Sunday School Class, Hixson First Baptist Church and the Cherokee Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF).

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Hixson First Baptist Church (Music Ministry), 5800 Grubb Road, Hixson, Tennessee. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 13, 2014

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February 20, 2015

Jane, I have been thinking about you both a lot and decided to look you up. I am so sorry for your loss and sorry we lost touch. I would have been there. I have some pictures I'd like to send to you all. My I love you. Marsha

Glen Pye

February 15, 2014

Russ and family - our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jim was a wonderful man. Glen, Thell and Hunter Pye

Becky Thomas-Winkler

February 14, 2014

Deb, It's so hard losing such a wonderful parent and father. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Brenda Conoly

February 14, 2014

It has been an pleasure to have know you and to have cute your hair .You will be missed.It also has been a pleasure to have meet your sweet wife and family. May God be with you all. Brenda and Jack Conoly

February 14, 2014

Russ we are sorry for you loss. The Ouachita crew

John Arthur

February 14, 2014

Aunt Jane, Russ, Deb, Pat, Jason, Elizabeth, Mike, Chris, Brandon, and the dream team, we would like to express our deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. We are thinking of all of you and will keep you in our prayers.

John, Janet, and Hannah Arthur

Sylvia Clift

February 13, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Michelle Patterson

February 13, 2014

Dear Jane, Pat and family. I am heartbroken to hear of Jim's passing. He was truly one of the best men I had ever met. Even though it has been some time since I visited with you all, Jane, I think of you so often and the life's lessons I learned from you and your Jim. Lots of love, light and healing energy for comfort coming your way. God Bless. Love Michelle (and Emily)

Clinton &Glenda Martin

February 13, 2014

Russ, So sorry for your loss. If there is anything we can do for you or your family please let us know.

Kim Chancey

February 13, 2014

Russ and Family,

I am are so sorry for your loss. I know that there are no words to ease your heartache, but eventually you will find comfort in all the fond memories and the life everlasting.