Jean Mangum Arrington

Piedmont - Jean Mangum Arrington, 87, of Piedmont, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Funeral services will be today, August 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at United Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 1 - 3 p.m. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Gaines (Donald), of Cleveland, Tennessee and Shelia Harper (Sparks), of White Plains; four grandchildren, Donnie Gaines (Tanya), of Cleveland, Tennessee, Gena Cronan (Eric), Shane Harper (Jill) and Chad Harper (Liz), all of White Plains; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah Cronan, Andrew Cronan, Brittany Harper, Wesley Gaines, Bailey Harper, Harper Cronan and Cheyenne Harper; one brother, Jerry Minton (Margaret), of Decatur; a sister-in-law, Billie Jo Minton, of Spring Garden; a special niece, Diane Bates, of Spring Garden; and several nephews. Pallbearers will be Randy Harper, Paul Harper, Morris Minton, Keith "Butch" Minton, Larry Erwin and Heath Bates. Mrs. Arrington was born in Spring Garden and had lived the past 20 years in Piedmont. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont where she had taught Sunday School for 17 years. She faithfully served as a pastors wife for 30 years in Alabama, Tennessee and Florida where she also taught in several Christian Schools. Mrs. Arrington was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. James Mangum and Tom Arrington; her parents, Bill and Estelle Minton; a sister, Geneva Smith; and a brother, Billy Minton. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Piedmont Health Care Center for the excellent care and love provided to Mrs. Arrington during her stay there.

Funeral Home

Thompson Funeral Home and Crematory - Piedmont
6340 Old Piedmont-Gadsden Hwy. PO Box 574 Piedmont, AL 36272
256-447-7113

Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 20, 2013