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Elmer "Tuck" Arrington

May 4, 1923 — August 21, 2008

Elmer “Tuck” Ryland Arrington, age 85 of Covington, formerly of Monterey, died Thursday, August 21, 2008 at the Salem V.A. Medical Center.   He was born May 4, 1923 a son of the late William and Laura (Webb) Arrington.  On July 12, 1946 Mr. Arrington was married to Alletta Opal Watson.  During WWII he served with the US Navy having first enlisted with the Coast Guard.  In 1984 Mr. Arrington retired from the Virginia Game Commission, after 26 years as a game warden.  He was a faithful member of the Monterey United Methodist Church and held a position on the Church’s Board of Trustees.  Also active within his community, Mr. Arrington had served as past president of the Effinger PTA, Effinger Ruritan Club and Monterey Lion’s Club, was a life time member of the Highland VFW Post 9666 and had volunteered 35 years for the Highland County Rescue Squad.

He is survived by his wife, Alletta “Dickie” Arrington of Covington; four sons and daughters-in-law, Ryland “Pete” and Debbie Arrington of Midlothian, Berkley M. Arrington of Richmond, Melvin Arrington of Richmond, William G. and Donna Arrington of Sugar Grove, WV; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Jo A. and Fernando Lopez of Clifton Forge and Peggy Jean and Ed Yancey of Covington; ten grandchildren, five great-grand children; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Eloise Arrington of Covington; a sister and brother-in-law, Dreama and Herbert Carter of Covington; Special friends, Catherine and Gary Smith and family, and Roger and Patsy Propst.

A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with Rev. Andre Crummett and Rev. Derek Tomek officiating.  Internment will follow in the Monterey Cemetery.   Active pallbearers will be Roger Propst, George Colaw, Jerry Jones, Austin Shepherd, Richard Waybright, Elmer Waybright, Bill Tuttle, and Jimmy Hiner.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service, or friends may call at Obaugh Funeral Home.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Highland County Rescue Squad, PO Box 268, Monterey, VA 24465.

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