Jearl Jean Arwood

February 14, 1942November 27, 2018

Jearl J. Arwood, age 76. Gone but not forgotten. Berry Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 2, 2018

Jearl Jean Arwood

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Betsy Johnston

December 5, 2018

Jearl was a gracious hostess to my family in 1982 when we needed housing for the night in order to attend the World's Fair. She kept our little one so we could attend the fair in peace. I was impressed with her quirky sense of humor. Even though Life threw her many curves, she took them with Grace and Faith in God. You are a blessing to your family and friends, Dear Jearl. You will be missed until we are united before that Great White Throne.

Debra Begley

December 3, 2018

Remember Jearl when she would visit Anna. Such a sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Debra Strange

December 2, 2018

Jearl Arwood is my aunt as we usually lived close we seen each other often she had raised 2 children of her own She was a wonderful mother grandmother an great grandmother ,but thru the years we had distanced between us so I didn’t talk or see her much then but the memories we had was forgetful I’ll always remember them an her .N uncle Jim .
She was very talent an smart I remember she use to sew n she would make her own patterns out of newspapers. I was making fuzzy bunny rabbit one year for Easter n never will forget her making me a pattern out of news paper she sewed a lot more then I did an she used to do my taxes every year for me an anything else that she could do for me as Id help her in return as much as I could.
She cane from a big family she was short but a spunky short lady that never let nothing stop her at her goals .an would show you how to do it as well .she always did what she had to do no matter what or who tried to stop her .
She had a strong go getter n advised everyone get out of her way when she was on a misssion (lol)
She had a rough life especially the past few years she had to bury both of her children n she was there for them every step of the way I couldn’t imagine how she did it but she did no matter how hard it got she stood firm on God’s word n I no He had to be the one to help her thru all
Aunt Jearl has gain her wings no doubt she joined her children again
God only takes a angel when needs them more with him then he needs them on earth their work here are done
I pray for my uncle Jim that god seems him thru

Bryan Lawson

December 1, 2018

I didn't get to spend a whole lot of time with my Aunt Jearl as my dad was in the Army and we moved around a lot. But we would visit her and her family every Summer and every Christmas. I got my first job at the Tennessee World' Fair in 1982 and got to live with her and her family that Summer.

This is what I learned: Jearl was born with a severely curved spine. I believe the doctors told the family she would not live long, maybe a few years at most. I do not know about her early life, but I know she finished high school and went to Business College. I also know she met the love of her life, James Lee Arwood, and they were together until her death. When I lived with Jearl and Jim that Summer, I saw a lot that impressed me: Jearl would be up before dawn making breakfast and a lunch sack for Jim and I every morning before work. Even if she was ill, we would have food. I remember eating beans and cornbread with a daub of mayonnaise on top, and melted cheese sandwiches, and Mexican tamales - which still remind me of her. In return, Jim worked hard all his whole life to provide a home and whatever he could for Jearl and the kids. Jearl was selfless... She would let me borrow her car even though I was a young driver. And whenever Jearl borrowed money from me, she always paid me back a little extra. I never knew Jearl to say a bad word about anyone - even if it were true. Physically, she had a hard life. Her body was weak, but her strength came from her relationship with family and Jesus. I loved Aunt Jearl; she was a fine woman. I'm glad to have known her. She was 76 when she passed away. Not bad for a woman they said would not live very long.

Evelyn Gibson

December 1, 2018

I have known Jearl my whole life. She is the most kindest and generous soul. She would open her home and heart to anyone. I will miss her greatly. I love you Jearl and will see you again one day.