OBITUARY

Aubrey Floyce Arnett

April 8, 1931November 18, 2011

Aubrey Floyce Arnett, age 80, of Alabaster, Alabama, passed away Friday morning, November 18, 2011. He was born April 8, 1931 in Straven, Alabama, but lived most of his life in Alabaster. He graduated from Thompson High School in 1949 and was a Past Master of the Corinthian Lodge in Alabaster. He served in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corp from 1950 to 1954 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. Aubrey was preceded in death by his parents, T.E. Arnett and Ludie Arnett; and two brothers, Alfred Arnett and Wayne Arnett. Survivors include Aubrey's wife of 60 years, Ellen Jones Arnett; one daughter, Sharon Arnett Finch (Ken); one son, Michael R. Arnett (Sandra); four grandchildren, Kristy Cornelius (Jesse), Jason Arnett (Tiffany), Trey Finch (Magen), and Traci Finch; four great-grandchildren, William Cornelius, Adam Cornelius, Brady Cornelius, and Evan Arnett; and four sisters, LaMerle Lantrip, Ola Mae Miranda, Reba Jo Sink, and Donna Hardin. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Ridout's Southern Heritage Funeral Home in Pelham, Alabama. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011 in Southern Heritage Chapel, Pelham, with Rev. John Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Elliottsville Cemetery in Elliottsville, Alabama.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 19, 2011

  • Celebration of Life

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

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Kathryn Highfield

November 26, 2011

Ellen,
You are in my prayers and thoughts, especiallly at this holiday time which floods one's soul with so many memories and good times. I love you more.
Kathryn Highfield

Jack Barton

November 23, 2011

Ellen,
I am so sorry to hear about Aubrey's passing! Although I didn't see a lot of you two eye-to-eye, he was counted among my dearest friends. We passed many hours while in Panama talking and cutting up on the radio. I will sorely miss his keen sense of humor and his melodious voice! He was certainly one of a kind! He will definitely be missed!

Jack (KB4WR/KZ5JB)

November 22, 2011

May the God of tender mercie's bring comfort at this difficult time(2 corinth.1:2)

Kathy Davis

November 21, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of Aubrey's passing. He will always be remembered for his kind, gentle, and loving ways. I'm sure you all know how blessed you were to have Aubrey for the head of your family. Follow his example. Love to you all, Kathy Brown (Arnett) Davis

November 19, 2011

Ellen
Aubrey and you are considered great people and you know how to treat people. Aubrey is a true gentlemen and a straight shooter/ One of most respected at Griffin Wheel. Aubrey was a true friend and a great mentor for all those who worked with him.
John and Pat Pawlik

Sharon Bricker

November 19, 2011

I will remember a strong, loving, caring man with a great sense of humor. Love you always and forever .

Bob Ferguson

November 19, 2011

What a great friend Aub was. I worked with hime with for many years. We had some bad times and some good times, talked a lot, laughed a lot He was a caring person and a true friend. He will certainly be missed by me and a host of others. My prayers are for the family that God would give them comfort and peace during this time of grief.

November 19, 2011

Ellen our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
He was a fine man and was respected by all.
He was a great support to me in our employment.

Lou & Gerry Swiderski

Eugenia Brantley

November 19, 2011

Dear Ellen,
Sorry for the loss in your family...Aubrey was a wonderful husband and from the praises we always heard from Margie and Joe I know it must be so. Loss of a loved one is not an easy route as I had to go through this same ordeal several years ago. But, I know faith in God will get us through the sad days ahead and once again the sun will shine on your doorstep. Take solace that Aubrey is now in the care of the great physcian. God Bless...

November 19, 2011

I couldn't let Aubrey's passing go by without notice from me. For the record, I'm one of the Griffin Wheel crew that came down from Chicago when Aub managed Bessemer Plant. Afterwards we exchanged hundreds of emails while retired.

We all lost a real gentleman.

Bill Kucera

FROM THE FAMILY