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His Lord and Savior called Mr. Herod, 83, of Enterprise, Miss. home on Sept. 10, 2018. He was born Dec. 25, 1934, to John Doris Herod and Vernice Grantham Herod in Attala County, Miss. He shared his childhood with sisters Nell Herod Jackson, Dorelle Herod Bishop, and brother, Arnold Herod. One of his greatest joys in life was to make people smile and laugh and earned the nickname "Bozo" in his youth.
Arlis served his county in the United States Army Security Agency from 1957 to 1960. He married Eva Dickerson Herod in 1960 and they celebrated 58 years of marriage together. They share two sons, Michael Thweatt and Marvin Thweatt and three daughters, Arlene (Steve) Jackson, Arlisa (Chip) Caudle, and April (Pete) Floyd. They share grandsons, Jamie Thweatt, Charles Caudle, Daniel Caudle, Tyler Fleming, Dylan Fleming, and Will Floyd; granddaughters, Judy Thweatt Simon, Emiley Jackson Timms and Rayleigh Floyd; great-grandson, Gage Litchfield.
Arlis enjoyed Bluegrass music and was part of the Magnolia State Bluegrass Association and helped promote and support Bluegrass music across most of the South. After retirement, Arlis and Eva continued their enjoyment of Bluegrass music and also traveled extensively as they visited 49 states, the West Indies and Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nell Jackson; brother, Arnold Herod and grandson, Jamie Thweatt.
Pallbearers will be Chip Caudle, Steve Jackson, Pete Floyd, Charles Caudle, Daniel Caudle, and Tyler Fleming. Honorary Pallbearer will be Dylan Fleming who is currently serving the Air Force in Texas.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, after 5 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home, Quitman, Miss.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff of StaHome Health and Hospice and especially to Home Instead for their compassionate care and support shown to Arlis and his family during his extensive illness.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Magnolia State Bluegrass Association, c/o Cheryl Herring, 9608 Briar Crest Lane, Vancleave, MS 39565-8678,
Herring9608@att.net. Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.
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