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Arthur Arrington, Jr. III

SoVaNow.com / January 22, 2013
Arthur Arrington Jr. III, 65, of Chase City, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Community Memorial Healthcenter.

Mr. Arrington was born in Chase City, on Nov. 4, 1947 to the late Arthur Arrington Jr. and Mary Ezial Harris Arrington. He was a former employee of Talley and Armstrong.

In addition to his parents, Arthur was preceded in death by his wife, Marlene E. Coley Arrington; one brother, Herbert Watts Sr. and a nephew, Teddy T. Arrington.

Cherishing his memories are one daughter, Lena Ward McKeithan of Richmond, two granddaughters, Victoria Brown and SharDeja Ward; great-granddaughter, Jamaira Brown of Richmond, step-mother, Cornell Arrington; two sisters, Linda Sharen (Earl) of Alabama and Amy Behlin of New Jersey, four brothers, Robert “Rabo” Arrington (Lorraine) of Richmond, Kenneth Lee (Maggie) of South Carolina, Darrell Arrington of New Jersey and Theodore Arrington (Madeline) of Chase City, one aunt, Frances Harris of New York and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, at the chapel of Giles-Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Phillip Staten officiating. Burial will follow in Silone Memorial Garden.

Viewing will be Saturday from 10 a.m.-service time.

Arrangements are by Giles-Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com

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