October 25, 2018
STARKVILLE — Claude Arney, 81, died Oct. 24, 2018, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Welch Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Craig Springs Cemetery in Sturgis. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Arney was born to the late Henry Arney and Viola Scarbrough Arney. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Friendship Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Marvin Arney. He is survived by his children, Claude Arney Jr., Nicole Fulgham and Archie Arney, all of Starkville; sisters, Shirley Hunt of Starkville, Mavis Allen of West Point, Faye Pearson of Sturgis and Mary Fortenberry of Philadelphia; brothers, Pete Arney of Jackson, Joe Arney of Starkville and Charles Arney of Sturgis; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.