Alan C. Arthur

  • Born: April 9, 1955
  • Died: May 6, 2017
  • Location: Wellston, Ohio

McWilliams Funeral Home

125 East 1st Street
Wellston, OH 45692

Tel. (740) 384-2424

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alan C. Arthur, age 62, of Wellston, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 at his home. He was born April 9, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Cecil S. Arthur and Laura M. Coyle Arthur. Alan graduated from Wellston High School in the class of 1973 and then continued his education by attending Ohio University and Penn State School of Mining. Following in his parent' s footsteps, Alan was a former owner of Sands Hill Coal Co., Inc., Sands Hill Hauling Co., Sands Hill Waste Services and Clinton Stone. In his spare time, Alan enjoyed traveling, hunting, spectator sports, spending time with his family and friends, and serving his community, as well as coaching his boys in sports. He was a lifetime member of Hope United Methodist Church and a founding member of the Big "W" Football Club. Alan is survived by his wife, Mary Michael Heflin-Arthur; sons, Austin Arthur of Columbus, Jack Arthur (Erika) of New Albany and Grant Arthur (Devon Nason) of Grandview; step-son, Cory Heflin of Morgantown, WV.; granddaughter, Isabella; sisters, Brenda Weber of Jackson and Bonny Huffman (Jack) of Wellston; nieces, Sasha Kuntz (Steve) of Haymarket, Va., Shalyn Parsell (Brian) of Carroll, Erin Huffman-Richard (Cory) of Dublin and Julie Jenkins (Vince) of New Albany; nephews, Sean Weber of New York, NY and Shannon Weber (Stephanie) of Wellston, along with several great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of friends. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 P.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday at 11 A.M. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with John Pelletier, CLP officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions in Alan's name be given to Hope United Methodist Church, 219 East First Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692 or the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675.


Condolence & Memory Journal


To the Arthur Family :Austin This is Raymond Mccarthy Mom..I very sorry about ur Dad... I just found out about it... Your dad will never be forgotten.. being my son Coach @ sports time ....a lot of Happy fun time, memories during them years.. my prayer's my heart goes out to you guy's.. tell ur mom the same for me.. he in better place no more suffering.. God bless the family my deepest sympathy.. I will let Ray know he lives in diff city..take care...

Posted by Angie Dickens (Mccarthy) - jackson, OH - Friend   May 26, 2017

Prayers for the Arthur family during this most difficult time. Alan will surely be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Posted by Don & Kristy Stevens - Wellston, OH   May 12, 2017

To the Arthur Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Alan was one of the first folks to welcome us to Wellston when we moved here. He was a great guy; so enjoyed young folks and very community-minded. We consider ourselves fortunate to have known him. God Bless each of you and may warm memories sustain you!
Troy, Mary Lou, and Tel Thacker

Posted by Mary Thacker - Wellston - Friend   May 09, 2017

Dear Arthur Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Alan and I would talk football as he was rehabbing. He was a great guy and Wellston Rocket. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Todd Rubley - Pinehurst, TX   May 09, 2017

Sending my thoughts of symphathy, respect and comfort to Alan's family.

Posted by Sandy Nodruff - Sun City Center, FL - Teacher   May 08, 2017

I am so sorry. The Arthur family is a loving and caring family. My condolences to Alan's sister's, sons and the extended family.

Posted by Dunn - Malone, FL - Family Friend   May 08, 2017

Words cant describe how sorry i am. i was so lucky to have met such a wonderful big hearted man like alen and all of his beautiful family he had a smile that would melt your heart i love you all dearly i pray god gives you all the strength to get through this tough time

Posted by Sheena Sharp - Waterloo, OH - Family Friend   May 07, 2017

George and I are very sorry for your loss. I am happy to have come to know the Arthur's Family. I thought the world of Laura .George has very deep feelings for Bonny, Brenda, Jack and Alan. He respected The Sands Hill Company as if it were his own. Very sorry for all that Alan has had to go through. I am Happy that he is out of pain and not suffering anymore. He has crossed over to a much better place. If there is ever anything we can do for any of you , we will try to the best of our abilities. Austin, Jack and Grant, you truly had a FATHER to be proud of.

Posted by Victoria Mapes - wellston, OH - Friend   May 07, 2017

Austin, Jack and Grant,so sorry to hear about your Dad. May God wrap his loving arms around your families at this difficult time and give you peace and comfort.

Posted by Connie & Gary Davis - Hamden, OH - Friend   May 06, 2017

I just heard of Alan's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire family. Brenda and Bonny I know how close you both were with Alan and I know how much he will be missed by the two of you

Posted by RITA REYNOLDS - COLUMBUS, OH - Family Friend   May 06, 2017


Posted by anita delahunt - Buckhannon, WV - Friend   May 06, 2017

Sorry to hear about your loss,our prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Robin &Jim Richard    May 06, 2017


RIP Sorry to hear about your loss

Posted by PEGGY Arthur - Saint James City, FL - Family   May 06, 2017

So sorry to hear of Alan's passing, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Chris and Tammy Deck - Circleville - Family Friend   May 06, 2017

Dear Austin and family,
We are so sad to hear about your father's passing. I remember Sarah telling us how she liked your dad very much and enjoyed listening to his hunting stories. This picture of him reminds me a lot of you Austin. Hope you and your family are all ok and we will pray that you are . Love always.

Posted by Harold and Alice Newkirk - Jackson, OH - Family Friend   May 06, 2017

I am so sorry to the all the family, Alan RIP

Posted by Naya Romano - Bogota - Family Friend   May 06, 2017

Our prayers for the Lord to cover you in strength, comfort and love.
Trish & Roger Neely and Harlan Pealer

Posted by Trish Neely - WV - Friend   May 06, 2017

To The Arthur Family, We just heard of the passing of Alan, we are very sorry to hear this our prayers are with you all, i worked with his dad Cecil and Laura out at Sands Hill Coal Co and they all were great people to work with. Alan was really nice to talk to and he will be missed.

Posted by Kathy, Barry Bo Mahley - Hamden, OH - Friend   May 06, 2017

Alan was one of the good guys. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Austin, Jack, and Grant, I hope that your memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Mary, I'm glad that Alan had you for this past year. Brenda and Bonnie, I can't imagine your sadness at losing you brother. Please know that I'm thinking of you.

Posted by Wendy Bitzan - Charlotte, NC - Classmate   May 06, 2017


s sorry for your lost he sure was a very sweet man prayers

Posted by gloria king - wellston, OH   May 06, 2017