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Originally published: 2012-11-05 10:49:07
Last modified: 2012-11-05 10:58:18

Grant Oskar Arnett

Grant Oskar Arnett, 79 of Dayton, Tenn., and formerly of Banner Elk, entered into rest Saturday, Nov. 2, 2012, in a Chattanooga hospital. Arnett was born in Banner Elk, on April 27, 1933, the son of the late Wiley and Agnes (Warren) Arnett. Arnett was of the Seventh Day Adventist faith.

He loved others and never hurt anyone. He had some problems to be sure, but he was a very intelligent person. If you wanted him to remember a date, he could tell you not only the date, but what happened.

He is survived by his two brothers, Lee (Josephine) Arnett of Dayton Mountain, Tenn., and James (Joyce) Arnett of Banner Elk, two sisters, Isabelle (Bruce) Grimm of Milwaukie, Ore., and Verna Mae (Tom) Sefranek of Shirley, Mass.

Funeral services for Grant will be held 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Corbin Pittman officiating. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Matney Liberty Cemetery near Banner Elk, with Pastor Charles Hindman officiating. Arnett will be laid to rest next to his mother.

Please share your memories of Arnett on his online guest register at

The family will receive friends before the funeral in Tennessee and before the graveside in North Carolina.

The family was served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton, Tenn.

He had one great hope and I would like to share that with you if I may. “And behold I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man (person) according to his works shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelations 22:12, 13. My brother invites you to join him in that hope, will you?

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