Eleanor Locklin Arnold, 88, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, NC. She will be greatly missed. She was born August 28, 1926, in Macon, GA, to Elbert T. Locklin and Elvie Campbell Locklin. She moved to Atlanta, GA, after her marriage in 1957, and to North Carolina in 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Speer Arnold of Atlanta; her brother, Bruce Locklin, and her sisters Lois Locklin and Marie Shaw. She is survived by her sisters Ruth Locklin and Jeanette Collins, both of Midland, Mich.; daughter Karen Arnold and son-in-law Steve Damrel, of Greensboro, NC; daughter Lucy Balch and son-in-law David Balch, of Midlothian, VA; and four grandchildren, Emily Damrel, Sean Damrel, Logan Balch and Zoe Balch. The family would like to thank the warm and caring staff of Brookstone Haven Residential in Randleman, NC, where Mrs. Arnold spent her last years. A visitation with family will be held from 5 to 6:30 pm Wednesday, March 11, at Pugh Funeral Home in Asheboro, NC. Funeral services, including visitation and burial, will begin at 3 pm Friday, March 13, at Wages & Sons Funeral Home in Stone Mountain, GA.

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  1. My sincere condolences on the death of your mother and sister, Eleanor. May God be very close to you at this time and give you peace. Though this is a sad time for you, it is good that you share the information about Eleanor and her family. Others are appreciative of this remembrance. I know Eleanor was a dear lady because she was the sister of Ruth, a classmate of mine at Wesleyan College, whom I remember fondly. We kept up for several years but lost contact years ago. It is my desire to be in touch with Ruth again and hope she will want to do the same and contact me.

    Blessings on all of you,
    Juliette (Julie) Adams Hawk
    Flowery Branch, GA

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