Funeral arrangements set for Perry County pastor

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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Two congregations in Perry County are mourning the loss of Pastor Brent Arn.

Arn suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm Tuesday afternoon, and died Wednesday afternoon.

Many who worked with him, and attended his church services, told WYMT Arn was known for his warm handshakes and contagious smile.

“Brent had huge hands and when you would shake his hand, my memory of that big warm handshake just immediately comes to mind! I mean his hands were so big he would just take a hold of your hand and while you were shaking hands with him you would just lose it," said Chief Legal Officer for ARH and Bowman United Methodist Church Rick King. "You wouldn’t know where your hand was until you got it back."

King attends Bowman United Methodist, and even served as interim pastor there a few years ago. He said Arn was unlike other Pastors who came through the church.

"The Bible speaks of someone who loved much he was a very loving very kind person. He was very comfortable in the company of other people,” King said.

Bill Engle also attends Bowman Church and said Arn and his wife Laura made themselves available when Engle and his wife were in need.

“My wife had operation two different times in Lexington last year, in 2016. And they came down there and prayed with her before each of the operations,” Engle said.

King said he expects both Bowman United Methodist Church and Lothair Methodist Church to hold a memorial service for Arn.

Funeral Services will be Monday, February 13 at 1:00 PM at the Mt. Olivet Community Church in Winchester, Ohio under the direction of the Meeker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Ash Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 12 from
2:00 - 6:00 PM at the church.

There will be a memorial service in Hazard at the Bowman Memorial United Methodist Church Thursday, February 16 at
6:00 PM

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