Arnold Hamilton Boykin

 
Arnold Hamilton Boykin, 71, of Quitman, MS, passed away on May 5, 2018, at H.C. Watkins Hospital. 
 
He was born on May 2, 1947, to Hamilton and Ester (McGrew) Boykin in Clarke County, MS. He was a life-long member of Antioch Baptist Church.
 
Arnold is survived by his wife, Janet Anderson Boykin; daughter, Hope (Jimmy) Diamond; son, Shane (Micah) Diamond; two brothers, Woody (Vickie) Boykin and Lavell (Miriam) Boykin; two sisters, Shirley (Matt) Schwartz and Marie (Roy) Rodgers; six grandchildren, Shane (Paige) Harris, Casey Harris, Marissa Diamond, Katelyn Diamond, Bentley Diamond, and Brece Diamond; two great-grandchildren, Jayce Harris and Jaggar Harris. 
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hamilton and Ester Boykin.
 
Visitation will be held Monday, May 7, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Wright's Funeral Home in Quitman. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. William Chancellor officiating. Burial will take place in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
 
Pallbearers are Chad Boykin, Shane Harris, Casey Harris, Jimmy Diamond, Tommy Norris, and Shane Diamond. 
 
Online condolences can be given at www.wrightsfuneral.com.

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