CONE, Hattie Lee Bray Arnold – (d. 2005)

Hattie Lee Bray Arnold CONE, age 94 died January 3, 2005 at Chester County Healthcare. She was born March 13, 1910 in Chester County the daughter of A. Homer and Annie Mae Bain BRAY. She attended Bray school in Chester County and worked on the family farm. She was married to Millard C. ARNOLD on Nov 14, 1933 and they made their home in the Friendship Community. Mr. Arnold died in 1935. She married Oscar W. CONE on Nov 3,1951 and Mr. Cone died in 1995.

She Knew and remembered New Friendship Community (Chester County) History – even telling me the weather in July 1923 for the day that Andrew J. PEDDY was buried. She was a homemaker and an active member of the New Friendship Baptist Church for over 80 years. She was a Sunday school leader and helped organize the first Bible School at the church. A diary that she kept from 1983 to 2001 was published in 2002 and was titled “Precious Memories”. She preserved the Mary Bray (1833-1888) Dairy and kept the original John Bray (1830-1905) Ledger. She was selected as servant of the month for the Chester County Lions Club July 21 2003. She is survived by a host of cousins who were very attentive to Mrs. Hattie Lee (no children). She was known and liked by everybody in the New Friendship Community. Funeral services at Casey Funeral Home with Rev Ronnie Sells and Rev Fred Morris officiating with burial in the Friendship Cemetery.

Submitted by Glen Peddy