Phil Arrington(1939 - 2012)

Phil Arrington

Mars Hill - Phil Ed Arrington, 73, of Old Murray Road, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012.

A lifelong resident of Madison County, Mr. Arrington retired from the Biltmore Forest Country Club as a Greenskeeper. He was the son of the late Tom and Ruth Barnes Arrington, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Lola Dotson.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Burrell Arrington; sons: Phillip Arrington and wife Darlene, and Marlon Arrington; daughters: Linda Penland and husband Watson and Melissa Bowes and husband Byron; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sister, Georgie Boles.

Gravesides services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday in the Shelton Cemetery in the Laurel Community of Madison County. The Rev. Cliff Franks will officiate.

Anders-Rice Funeral Home is assisting the Arrington family.

To sign Mr. Arrington's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at


Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 1, 2013