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Cossie Dean (Woodie) Arthur, 86, of Greenwood, Indiana, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was born on July 16, 1928 in Pulaski County, Kentucky.


After serving in the U.S. Army where he learned the construction trade, Woodie worked as a salesman for the Greenwood Lumber Company until it closed in 1970 at which time he went into business as a self-employed carpenter until his retirement. He was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church in Indianapolis and a big fan of University of Kentucky men's basketball.


He was preceded in death by his mother Mary Dica Arthur Hargis; son Connie Ray Taylor; brothers Rayford Arthur, Carl Arthur, Roscoe Hargis, and Lonnie (J.D.) Parkey; sisters Norma Arthur, Hazel Hargis Jones, and Emma Jean Parkey Poindexter; and nephews Lee Dale Arthur and Ricky Poindexter.


He is survived by nieces Margie Arthur Southwood of Indianapolis, Lana Arthur Wegeng of Urbana, Illinois, and Joanne Parkey Snell of Somerset, Kentucky. He is also survived by nephews Alan Arthur of Wildomar, California, Fred Jones of Smyrna, Tennessee, Michael Poindexter of Franklin, Indiana, and Tony Parkey of Franklin, Indiana.


Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Trinity Southern Baptist Church, 375 E. Southport Road in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held immediately after visitation with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Southern Baptist Church.