Courtney Richelle Arnold

January 28, 1989July 26, 2013

FAIRLAND, OK-Funeral Services for Courtney Richelle Bird-Arnold will be held on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Kansas High School Gym in Kansas, OK with Pastor Jerry Baser officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 29th, 2013 at Reed-Culver Funeral Home from noon until 6:00 PM. Burial will be held at Oaks Cemetery in Oaks, OK. Pallbearers for Courtney include Dustin Williams, Cliff Barber, Kyle Dozier, Korey Langton, Cameron Foreman, Tim Webster, Eric Burchette, and Allen Burchette. Courtney Richelle Bird-Arnold was born on January 28th, 1989 in Siloam Springs, AR, the daughter of Rodney and May (Maddox) Bird. She attended high school and graduated from Westville High School. She married the love of her life, Cory Arnold on September 17th 2011 at Spring Valley Ranch in Eucha, OK. Together they were raising a daughter, Aubree Mae Elger and one son Briar Marshall Wayne Arnold. Courtney was in the process of becoming a nurse. When she wasn’t attending school, Courtney was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was an avid photography enthusiast and loved capturing lifes moments on film. She loved crafting and made hair bows and collectibles. Courtney was a music lover and enjoyed a wide variety of music. She enjoyed time spent out of doors hunting and fishing with family and friends. Her happiest moments were spent in the company of her children. She adored them and enjoyed watching them grow. Courtney was blessed with a great sense of humor and the type of personality that made her a friend to everyone she met. She loved people and it showed. She possessed a radiant smile and a loving heart. A Christian by faith, she attended Christ Church in Fairland, OK. The Lord called Courtney home from her labors on July 26th, 2013 in Grove, OK with her loving family at her side. Courtney was 24 years old. She leaves a void that will be so difficult to fill, but her loving heart will remain forever. Courtney is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and her paternal grandparents. Courtney’s memory will forever be cherished by her loving husband Cory Arnold,of the home, her adored daughter, Aubree of the home, and her beloved son, Briar of the home. Courtney’s parents include her father, Rodney Bird and wife Dana of Stilwell, OK, and her mother, May Maddox- Bird of Oaks, OK. She leaves one brother and two sisters, Stephanie Seay-Moore and husband Jimmy of Stilwell, Richard Maupin of Westville, OK, and Brandy Seay and Kyle Pritchett of Stilwell, OK. Her father and mother in law include Donnie and Teresa Burchette of Fairland, OK and Larry and Renee Arnold of Westville, OK. Her brothers in law include Eric Burchette of Gravette, AR and Allen Burchette and wife Stacy of Bentonville, AR. She leaves four sisters in law, Kendra Arnold, Sarah Thompson, Mary Guthary and Jessica Burchette. Her very special friends include Melinda Barber and husband Cliff of Westville, OK, Brandi Dozier and husband Kyle of NC, Raquel Cochran of Tahlequah, OK as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Courtney Richelle Arnold

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Brandi Osburn

July 31, 2013

We have known each other since i was a little kid and you always had that same beautiful smile on your face. I'm so sad to see you gone but also happy that you're no longer in pain. I'm gonna miss you girl, hope to see your beautiful face again one day. Rest in paradise babe!

Bobbie Osorio-Haws

July 31, 2013

No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.

George &I Machelle Vaughn

July 31, 2013

No matter what, I have loved you always. I will remember you and love you always. Our time together I will hold deeply in my heart.

Bryan & Twila Maloney

July 30, 2013

So sorry for the loss of Courtney. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family and those whose lives she impacted.

Alicia Arnall

July 30, 2013

You were a beautiful young lady growing up, and although I have not seen you in several years.. I am certain that you have grown into an amazing woman, mother, and wife. My heart is with all of the family at this time, and I pray that God be with each of you during this heartbreaking time.