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Mary Thacker Arthur

May 27, 1941 - July 12, 2021

Mary Fannie Thacker Arthur, 80, of Bedford passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was born on May 27, 1941, in Nelson County, VA. A daughter of the late Cleveland Charlie Thacker and Evelyn Maggie Mays Thacker. In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her son, Troy Lynn Arthur, her brother, Cleveland “Buddy” Thacker, sisters, Joyce Mays and her husband, Charles and Vera Mays Shelton. Also preceding in death was her brother-in-law, Dallas Gunter.

Mary was a very dedicated member of Timber Ridge Baptist Church. Her passion for helping other was so obvious. She was always willing to give a helping hand in a time of need. She loved her church family and church activities especially working with the church nursery. Her hobbies consisted of quilting, spending time with her family and friends and she also worked for 16 years for the commission of aging. She was loved dearly and will be missed by all that knew her.

Mary is survived by her loving husband, Alvin C. Arthur; son, Travis Lee Arthur and his wife, Karen; Daughter-in-law, Angie Arthur; three grandchildren, Cody, Colton and Camryn Arthur; sisters, Elizabeth Curd and Rebecca Gunter. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and so many friends.

A funeral service and celebration of Mary’s life will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Timber Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor Phil Kelley and Pastor Randy Harlow officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford. To send condolences online please visit  Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

Burial Date July 15, 2021

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Dearest Karen , please know you and Travis are in my prayers . I am praying for you . Ingrid

Posted by Ingrid Woodford on July 15, 2021

I Loved Mary❤ She was such a sweet lady. We had many conversations and laughs together in the nursery at Timber Ridge. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Tracy Clark Smith on July 15, 2021

She was a nice woman she picked people up and carried then to the site in bedford va.

Posted by Betty Burford on July 14, 2021

Travis , Karen im so sorry for your lost.

Posted by Robert Goad on July 14, 2021

Travis , Karen and family, We were sad to here about Mary. Our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Fred and Charlotte Duis on July 13, 2021

Travis,Karen and family, our sympathies and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Wanda and Teresa Padgett on July 12, 2021

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