Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for LaVanche Arp

12/05/1926 - 10/05/2019

LaVanche Arp, age 92 of Murphy passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at her son's home. She was born in Isabella,TN to the late Ernest David Patterson and Myrtle Callie Hughes Patterson. She loved to sing and enjoyed singing in her church choir. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, Herdis Kenton Arp; daughter, Sandra Jean Davis; brother, Jerry Patterson; sisters, Remella Watson, Juanita Franey, Imojean Marlow and Ellen Tatum and daughter-in-law, Linda Raper Arp.

She is survived by her sons, Larry and wife Vicki, Stephen, Denver and Philip Arp; daughters, Patricia Payne, Shirley Payne and husband Nick, Donna Jones and husband Jerry, Carolyn Allison and husband Keith; brothers, Eldon, David, Danny and Paul Patterson; sisters, Sue Hightower, Coreen Parrish and Laura Jane McClure and many grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8PM, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home in Murphy. 

Funeral Services will be held at 3PM, Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Temple Baptist Church in Murphy. Pastor Don Padgett and Pastor Keith Allison will officiate. Burial will be in Temple Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be Wayne Arp, Austin Jones, Jason, Jonathan and Ethan Davis, Aaron and Nathan Payne.

Townson-Rose Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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