Sumter, SC …………Elfriede Arndt Little “ Frieda”, age 91, beloved wife of the late James Edward Little ”Ed”, died on Sunday, April 1, 2018 in Naples, FL.
Born in Germany on June 26, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Karlo Arndt “Opa” and Toni Arndt ”Oma”. She lived in Sumter for over 50 years until moving to Naples, FL over a year and a half ago and becoming part of the Carlisle Senior Retirement Center family. Ms. Little worked at the Shaw Air Force Officers Club. She went on to spend many years managing the Shaw Air Force Base Bowling Lanes prior to her retirement. She was a life long bowler, winning many titles including the South Carolina State Women’s Singles Championship and the South Eastern United States Championship. She became a certified bowling instructor and coached all leagues from Bantam to Senior. She held many offices including President of the Shaw Women’s Bowling Association and was a life member of the USBC. She was a member of Shaw Air Force Base Chapel and while in Naples, FL she attended North Naples Methodist Church.
She was a past member and officer of the Order of the Eastern Star, Hillcrest Masonic Lodge #397 and a part of the Daughters of the Nile. Also she was a member of the Colorettes, Jamil Shrine Temple Color Guard. She was a member and President of the Midlands Retired Military Association Club “MRMA” Auxiliary, as her husband was a Charter Member.
She was an avid Atlanta Braves, South Carolina Gamecocks, Wake Forest Demon Deacon and Carolina Panthers fan and her newest love, The Kansas City Royals.
Surviving are: two children, Heinz Little and his wife Debbie of Naples, FL and Nola Anderson and her husband Warren Newhouse of Gainesville, FL; three grandchildren, Tracey Woodson and her husband Mike, Kelly Rabalais and her husband Brian and Ryan Anderson and his wife Stephany and three great grandchildren, Chandler, Kayla and Scarlett.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Wayne West officiating. Interment will be private.
The family will host a reception following the service.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Carlisle Senior Retirement Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family’s guest book.
The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.
Bullock Funeral Home Chapel
Tuesday April 10th, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150
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So very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. She was a sweet and amazing lady. I will never forget the Christmas gifts that she made every year.
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So very sorry for the loss of this amazing woman! She touched so many lives while working here at Shaw Lanes! We will remember her fondly with many great memories!
-Shaw lanes night manager
Submitted by Susan Hendrick on Apr 8 2018 06:39:23 PM
Sorry for the lost of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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