Thomas Edward Arthur, age 71, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Monday, January 10, 2022. Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of Glenn Neal and Violet Virginia (Hall) Arthur. 

He was a graduate of Foundations Bible College in Dunn, North Carolina. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in both Music and Theology and became an ordained minister. He enjoyed playing the trumpet and singing in quartets. He and his wife, Tamera, of twenty years, were active members of Yates-Thagard Baptist church.

Tom loved the Lord and his church family. He treasured his time with Tamera, his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife, Tamera; his children, Trenda Rene Lowry (Brian), Terrah Lee Carawan (Jonathan), Thomas Andrew Arthur (Jenni), Teresah Arthur, Timothy Edward Arthur (Valerie), step-children Ryan Sanders, Shana Kearns (Daniel); and his sister Donna Sue Arthur and brother William Russell Hall: and dearly missed by his sixteen grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at the Yates-Thagard Baptist Church on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 2 pm with a committal service to follow at the church cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 5-7 pm,  at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Arthur family.

Online condolences may be left at


Visitation: January 12, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Funeral Service: January 13, 2022 2:00 pm

Yates-Thagard Baptist Church
3820 Vass-Carthage Road
Carthage , NC 28327


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  1. So saddened to hear about your dear loss Tammy & family. Holding y’all close to my heart & in my prayers. He was an inspiration to us all. He always had a smile on his face,a kind word to say & was a bright light that always shined for Jesus!! He was so proud of you Tammy being his wife & loved you and his family dearly.❤

  2. Uncle Tom you will be missed. I’ll miss your silliness. How your walked my kids on the ceiling. How you’d never pose for my many pics and usually make a silly face. I know you are in heaven making silly faces and singing with Gma/ Pona. I’m glad you’re no longer in pain and with the lord. To Tammy and all my cousins sending all my love and prayers to you during this difficult time.

  3. My heartfelt condolences to his family….Tom was a great friend and I will sorely miss our laughs together…
    Dave Cooper and Family

  4. Tom was a true inspiration to me And Pastoral Care. He will surely ne missed by all. Enjoyed his presence, his bible knowledge and his wit. Rest in peace, so sorry for your loss.

  5. Tammy and family I am so sorry. My love and sympathy goes out to you. What asaint of man. I feel blessed to have known him. May God send you peace and comfort.

  6. Tammy, we feel so blessed to have known Tom and worship together with him. I enjoyed playing the piano for him to sing, especially “Under His Wings” both at church and the retirement homes. He served his Lord faithfully. Our love, prayers and sympathy to you and all the family

  7. We are so very sorry for the family’s loss, but the faith that you all have gives you comfort that you will indeed see him again.
    Thinking of you Terrah and your children as well as all of his family and loved ones.
    Prayers for God to wrap you all in His loving arms and provide the comfort you will need in the coming days.
    Our deepest condolences,
    Kathy & Cooter

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