Arzona WootenAugust 29, 1943 - August 25, 2015
Posted on August 26, 2015 at 8:56 PM • 22 Comments
Arzona Wooten, 71, of Eubank, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Born August 29, 1943, in Harlan County, she was the daughter of the late Hamp Wooten, Sr., and Mary Johnson Wooten.
Survivors include a brother: Rev. Hamp C. Wooten, Jr.; two sisters: Beuna Wooten and Naomia Wooten; two nephews: Darrell (Chasity) Wooten and Chad Wooten; and three great nephews: Cole, Clay, and Chase Wooten.
Arzona was a graduate of Lynch High School in Lynch, KY, and Fugazzi Business College in Lexington, KY. She was an accomplished pianist for the Wooten Family Ministries for 58 years and traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Although her piano lessons began at an early age, she never ceased to study more and learn more. The greatest lesson and help was the anointing of the Holy Spirit when It touched her hands to play. Indeed, it was the heart of the ministry that made her the person she was. She exemplified her joy of living a Christian life in so many ways – a giving heart, her laugh, her joy of music, her excitement when the Spirit moved in the services and souls were saved and helped. She prayed always for her family to all know Jesus as she did. She prayed for Hamp (her biggest fan), Beuna and Naomia, always reminding them that God would supply. She was always concerned about others, especially the sick, calling cousins to check on them. Serving the Lord was the greatest passion in her life, going to church, spreading the Gospel by giving food, clothing, blankets, tracts, and Bibles to those in need. Even during the past weeks of her sickness, she would sing all the family’s songs, having church, and the Holy Ghost would move through her and bring comfort, peace, and hope.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, August 27, 2015, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randall Lee, Bro. Bobby Helton, and Bro. Vernon Jarvis officiating. A graveside service will follow in the Science Hill Cemetery in Science Hill, KY, at approximately 4:00 P.M.The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. until the funeral hour at 1:00 P.M. at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., located at 1011 Master Street in Corbin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wooten Sisters Ministries P.O. Box 507 Somerset, KY 42502.
The Berry FamilyPosted at 21:19h, 26 August
So sorry to hear of your loss. We always enjoyed your ministry. May God wrap His loving arms around you and carry you though this time of loss. Heaven is much sweeter today.
Sabrina waltersPosted at 21:20h, 26 August
my heart is with you at this hard time. but I know she’s up there playing the piano and singing look what I’ve traded for a mansion with my granny and they’re actually getting to look at their mansions while they sing it! I love you guys I’ll be praying for you!!
Char Lou (Stewart) UriePosted at 22:26h, 26 August
Beuna, Naomia, and Hamp,
I was so sorry to hear about Arzona. I know she will be missed by your family and your ministries. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Saundra Conner HowardPosted at 00:06h, 27 August
I AM SO SORRY, I KNOW YOU ALL AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS FROM MANY WALKS OF LIFE WILL MISS HER , SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LADY OF GOD, YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. “GOD LOVES YOU ALL AND SO DO I LOVE YOU ALL”,SAUNDRA
Patricia Wilder OwensPosted at 00:19h, 27 August
Naomi, Buena and Hamp,
Thinking of you all.
May the memories of Arizona and all those special times you shared together be of comfort to you all and in the days ahead.
I remember fondly of her great talent of her playing the piano and your beautiful singing.
My deepest sympathies,
Patricia Wilder Owens
Sharon Oakley TomlinsonPosted at 00:28h, 27 August
You were there at Kathy’s house waiting for me and Kim to get there on our way to FL when Daddy died. You were with us at Mom’s services…here in KY and FL. We love you…
Vernon and Sandy OrtenziPosted at 03:08h, 27 August
Our love and prayers
Iva (Dolly) McCulloughPosted at 03:40h, 27 August
Dear Wooten family… I am devastated to hear this news!… it brought me right back to the last time I saw y’all at Kroger just a month or so back… what a fun, special visit that was!… your ministry has touched so many lives including mine!… she will be forever in my memories and heart, as are you all… I love you, and am praying for you! Iva
Juanita BaileyPosted at 12:18h, 27 August
always will remember her anointed playing. Prayers for Hamp, Beuna and Naomi.
Leandra Peters LavenderPosted at 13:14h, 27 August
May the Lord of all comfort be with you all, your in my prayers.
Claude and Peggy brownPosted at 15:34h, 27 August
We are so sorry to hear this news. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers:(
Melinda Edwards TurpinPosted at 15:37h, 27 August
I am so sorry to hear about Arizona. I lalways loved to get to play the drums or bass guitar with her when you all would come to Southside to sing. It was such a blessing. I know you all will miss her so much. I will be praying for you.
Gary and Helen AndersonPosted at 16:34h, 27 August
So sorry to hear. Just got the notice today. She will be dearly missed but as you know God is our source of strength. Will be praying for you. God bless.
Larry BranstutterPosted at 16:52h, 27 August
Beuna, Naomia, and Hamp, we are so sorry for your great loss. However, we know it’s a wonderful time for Arzona in the glorious city on high. You folks are in our thoughts and prayers.
Larry & Freda Bransutter
Rita Hogue EdwardsPosted at 19:17h, 27 August
Love and Prayers in this time of sorrow. I look back at memories as a little girl hearing the Wootens sing and hanging out after service with them and my parents laughing and talking. What a wonderful family.
Evelyn SmithPosted at 20:44h, 27 August
So sorry to here her passing the best of all we get to see her again she is now with Jesus and I know that she having a great time as we speak we are praying for you all your friend Sister Evelyn Smith
Mrs. Bonnie (Chrisman) GoddardPosted at 12:24h, 29 August
My mother & Dad were Robert & Ruth Chrisman…they came to your church years ago and once my sisters and I sang with them “The Old Country Church” (my Dad’s favorite song). We always enjoyed your singing and I believe you came and sang at our church once or twice in Dayton, Ohio, Union Pentecostal Church. You are indeed a very special Christian family and I’m sure have lead many to believe in the saving power of Jesus Christ. May God comfort you all during your time of sorrow.
Sincerely, the Chrisman girls
(our dear parents, Robert & Ruth Chrisman are together now in Heaven)
Ron &Janet Roberts. Brindle Ridge BaptistPosted at 23:31h, 29 August
We are so sorry to hear about your sister. We didn’t find out until Sat. Our hearts are broken. We always loved hearing all of you singing. I know God is with each one of you. Hope to see all of you soon. God bless.
Bobbie GutierrezPosted at 15:20h, 31 August
Mother and I were so very saddened to learn of Arzona’s passing. What a singing trio you all made! I’ll never forget you all coming to the house to pick up a donation and coming in to see our “Aunt Sally” and brightening our day in singing ‘The Old Rugged Cross’. There has never been a more joyful sound in our home. Our most sincere condolences.
Betty Chaney (Indianapolis)
Bobbie Gutierrez (Maryland)
G.FORDPosted at 15:15h, 01 September
I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. All of us have experienced the loss of a loved one. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34;18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. And you can also visit jw.org for more comfort .Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Janet and Russ PalmerPosted at 17:41h, 01 September
So saddened to hear of her passing. We know our loss is heaven’s gain, but she was loved by many and will be missed. The heart of the Wooten Ministry has touched thousands of lives, including ours. Watching the love and sacrifice for others from this family has inspired many. May God richly bless and comfort the entire family.
Mildred Dalton, Lance and Sherri coffeyPosted at 00:16h, 02 September
So, sorry, you all are such a blessing to our family, We love you so much I am like others she is up there singing oh look what i traded for a mansion!