Jewell Othella (Dickerson) Arrowood

Jewell Othella Dickerson Arrowood, age 94, of Lakemont, Georgia passed away on January 3, 2022.

Jewell was born the daughter of the late Ed Dickerson and the late Alma Ramey Dickerson on August 20, 1927. She was a Christian and attended the Lakemont Baptist Church and Wiley Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, attended Piedmont College before earning her Bachelor’s degree in education from Tift College. Jewell worked as a teacher for various schools systems before she came to work for the Rabun County School System. She taught elementary school for many years in Rabun County, before retiring. She loved reading, crocheting, gardening and working in her flowers. She loved animals and loved to feed the birds. She was an honorary member of the Lakemont/Wiley Fire Department.

Jewell was a genuine jewel and a blessing to all. She had a brave heart of love, kindness and compassion for her family and many friends, including her students. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and cherished her. She never spoke an ill word towards or about anyone.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Edwin Kendall Arrowood; her brothers, Lynn Dickerson, Grant Dickerson, Tim Dickerson, Donald Dickerson, Kyle Dickerson, her twin Kenneth Dickerson, Wayne Dickerson.

Her survivors include her son, James “Jimmy” Arrowood, of Gainesville, Georgia; her daughter, Kay Arrowood, of Lakemont, Georgia; one brother, Marcel Dickerson, of Rabun Gap; two sisters, Ruth Williams, of Rabun Gap and Irma Loupe, of Norcross, Georgia; two sisters-in-law, Patti Dickerson and Harlene Watts Dickerson.

A graveside service will be held on Friday January 7, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Rabun Memorial Park Cemetery in Tiger, Georgia with Rev. Jewell Gaines officiating.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Jewell’s memory to the Lakemont Fire Department P.O. Box 171 Lakemont, Georgia 30552, the Lakemont Baptist Church 596 West Wolfcreek Rd. Lakemont, GA 30552 , the Wiley Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 178 Wiley, GA 30581 or Rabun Paws 4 Life P.O. Box 216, Clayton, GA 30525.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at