James H. Arrington, age 86, of Tarlton Circle, Greeneville, died Monday afternoon, May 16, 2011, at his home.
He was a retired farmer and security officer at Mars Hill College for many years.
Mr. Arrington was a member of Arrington Branch Baptist Church.
He is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law: Delbert Arrington, Allan and Kathy Arrington of Greeneville; a daughter: Mary Gregg of Greeneville; grandchildren: Deborah Mace, Dorothy Gregg of Greeneville, Vernie Ramsey of Washington County, David Uhls and Brian Uhls of Greeneville, Stephen Uhls and Charlie Arrington of Knoxville; nine great grandchildren: Taylor Mace, Morgan Mace, Cameron Uhls, Sophia Uhls, Gracyn Uhls of Greeneville, Brady Ramsey, Kaitlyn Foulks, and Bryson Foulks of Washington County, Lennon Uhls of Knoxville; two brothers and sisters-in-law: Frank and Evelyn Arrington, N.A. and Faye Arrington of Madison County, North Carolina; three sisters and one brother-in-law: LeeDola and Walter Wills of Greene County, Roxie Huffman of Mars Hill, North Carolina, and Lockie Phillips of Asheville, North Carolina; sisters-in-law and a very special brother-in-law: Cleo Tarlton, Billie and Herbert Wills of Greeneville, Jean Tarlton of Unicoi; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Duane Haatvedt, Jennifer Ramsey, Jason Parton, and Marshall and Teresa Cutshall.
He was a son of the late Edgar W. and Sue Norton Arrington and was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years: Dorothy Lucille Arrington; two brothers: Claude and Troy Arrington; and special brothers-in-law: Edward Phillips and Fred Huffman of North Carolina, James "Jack" and Jerry Tarlton of Greeneville.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home and 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Arrington Branch Baptist Church in Mars Hill, North Carolina, preceding the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Rev. B.P. Boyle and Rev. Ken Parker will officiate. It is requested that family and friends meet at the church for the service.
Interment will follow in Pine Springs Cemetery in Greeneville.
His pallbearers are Lynn Ricker, Vernie Ramsey, Marshall Cutshall, Scottie Tarlton, J.V. Tarlton Jr., and Mike Gregg.
Dr. John Shaw and his two nurses, Gerald Tarlton, Jason Parton, Joe Ogle, Allan Silver, Hoye and Luther Coates, Ina Metcalf, Verlin and Dale Coates, Ray and Buster Norton, Conley Davis, Duane Haatvedt, Raymond and Mason Norton, and Terry Arrington will serve as honorary pallbearers.