Mary Arthur

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mary Jane Cifers Arthur, 92, died April 12, 2010 in her niece’s home in Jetersville, Va. She was the daughter of the late Etta W. and Eugean Cifers. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Bruce Arthur Sr. and was also predeceased by her brothers, Samuel Cifers, Luther Cifers, and Leo Cifers, and by her sister, Margaret C. Arrington.
Mary Jane was a school teacher with the Suffolk Public Schools, where she taught for more than 30 years. She was a very active member of Somerton United Methodist Church, and was a former Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include her sons, Thomas V. Arthur II and wife Jane, Henry B. Arthur Jr. and wife, Linda, John E. Arthur and wife, Brenda, all of Suffolk; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Nellie C. Borum, of Rice, Va., Macie C. Busse, of New Port Richey, Fla., Irene C. Atchison, of Amelia Court House, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m. at Somerton United Methodist Church, 8610 Whaleyville Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23438 by the Rev. Becky Gwaltney with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home & Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23434 on Friday, April 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Somerton United Methodist Church at the above address or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be registered at

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