Let the memory of Arch be with us forever
  • 87 years old
  • Born on March 30, 1930 .
  • Passed away on December 25, 2017 .

Arch Perry Leonard, 87, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh after an extended illness.

A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late Kindred Saunders Leonard and Mary Dickerson Leonard. He was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church and retired from Edwards & Broughton Printing Company.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Olive Grove Baptist Church by Rev. Jack Hollowell. Burial will follow the service at Carolina Memorial Gardens.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-three years, Shirley Cash Leonard of the home; three nieces, Avaleen Roberson of Wake Forest, Judy Hicks of Clayton, Betty Barefoot of Dunn; six nephews, Howard Leonard, Jr., Bobby Wayne Leonard, Ted Leonard, all of Oxford, Randy Leonard of Lake Royale, Michael Leonard of Franklinton and Larry Leonard of Portsmith, VA. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Mattie Bell Conn, Mary Walter Conn, Elizabeth Hicks; two brothers, William Leonard and Howard Leonard.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening, December 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Flowers accepted or donations payable to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.


Posted by Deborah Keith on 27th December 2017
So sorry to hear of Arch passing on Christmas Day, but just know he is no longer suffering and he is in a better place. You have lots of years and memories of him to live with. He was a great man and you a great lady, Tammy and I loved both of you so much. Sorry I missed the visitation but I had to stay with my mama but we'll see you at the funeral. if you ever need anything I'm only a call away. Love your friends forever. Deborah Keith & Tammy Thompson
Posted by Jennifer Mcclees on 27th December 2017
May God continue to bless you and comfort you. Mr. Leonard will truly be missed. My husband enjoyed their talks and he will also truly miss those.
Posted by Ellen Poe on 27th December 2017
I have so many good memories of Archie. Shirley, Archie and me were in the same Sunday School class and he was a pleasure to be around. So sorry to hear about his passing. I know God will give you strength to keep going on, it will take a little time. I am praying for you and asking God to give you strength to go on day by day and I know he will. Love you, Ellen Poe

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