Bethel Gilbert Arrington passed away October 18, 2016, at the age of 97. After a brief illness, she was cared for at home by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie and Perry Gilbert, her husband, Glenn Arrington, and her son, Rudy Arrington. She was preceded by sisters and brothers: Ruth Lowery, Gay Clark, Ferne Mullins, Janis Bowman, Uva Dillon, Clyde Gilbert, Lynn Gilbert, Bill Gilbert and Gene Gilbert.
Survivors include: son, Michael Arrington and wife Nadine; daughter, Gail Hood and husband Ralph; daughter-in-law, Pat Arrington; grandchildren, Shawn Arrington, Melanie Hood, Kevin Hood and wife Shirley, Brett Hood; great-grandson, Rowan Hood, and several nieces and nephews. Surviving sisters and brothers include Margaret Keene, Merle Fuller and Wayne Gilbert.
Mrs. Arrington had a deep love for the Lord and for her family. In addition to caring for her family and home, she worked in retail sales and managed a dress shop for many years in Decatur, GA.
There will be a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Fellowship Chapel, 201 Crockett Street, Bristol, VA 24201 with Pastor Scott Price officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Forest Hills Memory Gardens, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to your favorite charity.
Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.