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James Arrington

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Born 5-3-1911 -- Died 12-16-2005

James W. "Wick" Arrington died Dec. 16, 2005, at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, Mo., at the age of 94.

Arriangton was born May 3, 1911 in Paragould, Ark., to John A. and Lela Berryhill Arrington.

He was a member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church in Alton.

He retired from Chrysler Corporation after many years of service, working in both Detroit, Mich., and Indianapolis, Ind.

He is survived by three daughters, Martha Sue Hardin of Ashboro, N.C., Patsy Rogers of California, and Jennifer Litton of Springfield, Mo.; one step-daughter, Denise Yoke; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jim Arrington; one brother, Warren Arrington; and three sisters, Oleta Reid, Sue Cobbs and Helen Fortson.

The funeral service was held at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Mo., on Dec. 19 with Rev. Jason Roberts and Rev. Robert Wiggs officiating.

Burial followed in the Woods Chapel Cemetery in Paragould, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.,

Pallbearers included Russell McGary, Dale Huddleston, Gary Simpson, Keith Simpson, Steve Mills and Bob German.