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EVELYN PEARL BARBEE ARNSDORFF TUTEN

Evelyn Pearl Barbee Arnsdorff Tuten, 96, of Savannah, Georgia, died Thursday morning, June 6, 2019, at her home with her family at her side.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Charles Allen Barbee and the late Laura Jane Johnson Barbee Bradshaw. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple. Mrs. Tuten was formerly with Union Bag. She loved spending time with her family, crabbing, fishing, playing cards with friends. Mrs. Tuten enjoyed crocheting and crocheted blankets for many in her family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Loys Bruce Arnsdorff and her second husband, Harold Jackson Tuten; her son, David Arnsdorff; four sisters and four brothers.

Survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Jane Arnsdorff Beasley of Savannah, Georgia; one son, Bruce Arnsdorff and his wife, Nancy; her daughter-in-law and widow of David, Abby A. Arnsdorff; seven grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; eleven great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 10 until 11:30 Saturday morning at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 12 noon Saturday at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by the Reverend Sheila R. Arnsdorff.

Immediately following the service, the family would like to invite friends to the Knights of Columbus – 700 Christopher Drive, Savannah, Georgia, 31406-3710, for a celebration of life.

The family would like to thank Ann Young and Misty Gonzalez for the loving and excellent care given to Mrs. Tuten.

Online Condolences

  1. Katie Mell says:

    God called our GORGEOUS ANGEL home. May she rest in peace.
    We are all BLESSED.
    to have been given the privilege of knowing her Love
    God lent his angel to us ,he must have needed THE BEST AGAIN
    SO WE MUST CELEBRATE AND THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR HIS
    GIFT
    LOVE Y’ALL IN CIRCLES

  2. Vicki Findley Lang says:

    This precious lady will be missed so much. She always made me
    laugh at her sense of humor.
    I am grateful to have known her and called her cousin.
    Love and prayers.

  3. Cecile Bedgood Kennedy says:

    Our sweet Aunt Evelyn.
    We have such beautiful memories of her laughter and happy heart. She will always be in our hearts and minds as a person that loved her family more than life and would do anything to help anyone. She never met a stranger. She was the last of 8 remarkable siblings and we take comfort knowing they are together again, along with her parents and son David. We are going to miss this sweet soul.
    Love you forever,
    Cecile and Larry

  4. Terry loretto toms says:

    Sincere sympathy for your loss RIP

  5. Christina Edgerly says:

    So Sorry For Ya’lls loss May God Be With All Of You At This Difficult Time God Bless You All

  6. Richard and Mary Gail Wolf says:

    Sincere sympathy to your family. Praying God’s comfort today and in the days ahead.

  7. Chrissy Cope Carson says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Elaine Barbee Durden and Suzanne Strickland Smith says:

    Jane, Bruce and family. We sorry for your loss. Evelyn was such a sweet person. She had such a great sense of humor. Each time that we were able to see her, she always had such a great smile and a big hug. We loved her and will definitely miss her. I am sure that she is having a wonderful reunion in heaven with her loved ones that she loved so much. Rest In Peace sweet Evelyn.

  9. Kat Shiley Westgate says:

    Heartfelt sympathy for you and your family.

  10. Larry and Julia Dyer Strickland says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May
    God comfort you all. May perpetual
    light shine upon her.

  11. Joy Lear says:

    Momma Tuten brought much love and happiness to our family through the years. She was a Lady in the true sense of the word. Matt, Kati, mom and I were blessed to have known and loved her.
    Our hearts are heavy for all of you.

  12. Amy Hudspeth says:

    To the Arnsdorff/ Tuten family,
    Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. Grand momma Tuten always held a special place in my heart. She taught me so many wonderful things, was so endearing, kind, and giving. She had that stubborn streak that kept us all on our toes! I will always have fond memories of staying at her home with my girls eating buttermilk fried chicken, butter beans, and watching Shirley Temple and John Wayne. She was a tru gem and I know she was loved deeply and will be missed terribly.

  13. Matthew Lear says:

    MaMa Tuten was a great lady and a cherished family friend I have know you all my life. She was always smiling and I love visiting with her. She will be greatly missed by are family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  14. Betty Hall Tatgenhorst says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Evelyn. She was a dear friend of my mother Mildred Hall when she lived in Tusculum. Prayers for the family.

  15. Gwen Rogers Evans says:

    We are so saddened to hear of Aunt Evelyn’s passing and regret noy being able to be there during this time. Always enjoyed talking to her at the reunions. Momma (Annette) talks of fond memories of spending summers with you all. Prayers for you all now and in the days ahead.

  16. Diane & William says:

    Our prayers are with the family.

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