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Leland "Lee" Raymond Arney

May 28, 1948 — January 3, 2023

Watkinsville

Leland Raymond Arney of Watkinsville, GA died on January 3, 2023.

The son of the late Raymond W. Arney and Viola M. (Grimminger) Arney, he was born in Massillon, Ohio on May 28, 1948 and resided in North Lawrence, Ohio.

Lee retired from FedEx where he worked as an auto mechanic.  To say he was an auto enthusiast is an understatement. In his younger years, he enjoyed drag racing at the local drag strips, cheering for his favorite NASCAR drivers, and building his own tube buggy for rock crawling. His ministry was teaching Sunday school classes. He loved studying and teaching the Bible. He held a master’s degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and shared his knowledge with many class members over the years. He considered himself a “Greek hobbyist” studying New Testament Biblical Greek. He also had a sense of adventure which led to many memorable excursions with family and friends throughout the USA.

Lee is survived by his wife who is the love of his life, R. Margie (Nunn) Arney; daughters Carmel Stokes and Melanie (Jason) Haley; and step-son Bill (Suzy) Lee. He has one sister, Lynette (Steve) Provard. He is a loving grandfather of five grandsons, Luke (Hayley) Hawk, Zach Thilo, Nathan Haley, Logan Haley, and Garret Stokes. He also has one great grandson, Archer Hawk.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 12 noon at Grace Fellowship Church, 1120 Malcom Bridge Road, Bogart, GA 30622. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to www.childrenwithhope.org or to Grace Fellowship Church at www.graceathens.com

The service will be live streamed at www.graceathens.com . Once at the site, “Watch Online:” then “Watch Live Stream.”

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