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Evander Horace ARNETTE

DILLON - Evander Horace Arnette, 82, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C., after an illness.

He was born in Dillon County, a son of the late Walter M. and Ina Arnette. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and treasurer of the church for 54 years. He graduated from The Citadel in the class of 1941. He served as an Army captain during World War II. He was a farmer. He served his community and county through membership on Dillon County Council for 42 years and membership on the board of First Citizens Bank. He served on the Dillon District No. 2 school board and Avalon Academy and received the dedicated service award from Lake View school district and community. He was president of the Arnette Co., which was founded in 1926. He was a Mason of the Blue Lodge in the Gaddys Mill community.

Survivors include his wife, Elsie Jan Atkins Arnette; two sons, Evander Horace Arnette Jr. and Charles Arnette, both of Dillon; two daughters, Marion "Faye" Rentz of Greenville and Joyce Arnette of Dillon; eight grandchildren, Jacob Arnette, Wilson Arnette, Elizabeth A. Carmichael, Rebecca Rentz, Rachel Rentz, Brooke Taylor, Trenton Taylor and Ashlyn Arnette; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Carmichael and McLeod Carmichael; and a brother, W. Meekins Arnette Jr. of Dillon.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Lenaeu Arnette, Glen Arnette and Jimmy Arnette; and a sister, Martha Carsten.

The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Hamer. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Hamer.

Cook Funeral Home of Lake View is in charge.

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