News Courier/Kim Rynders
Bill Arnold, foreground, believes his mother’s fall from bed Wednesday saved him and wife Cynthia from death Wednesday afternoon. The couple was at Huntsville Hospital with Carrie Hart, who had fallen and broken her neck, when a powerful tornado struck Magnolia Terrace subdivision in East Limestone around 4 p.m. They returned home to find their home at 27291 Leeta Lane destroyed. Pictured behind are, from left, Randy and Steven Arnold, Bill’s sons; and Joshua Arnold, Bill’s grandson.