ENKA, N.C. – Betty Day Arrington, 88, of Enka, N.C., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
She was born on October 19, 1924, to the late Hiram Bertrand and Ethel Ruby Day.
Betty's love of her life was her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, to whom she was very devoted.
Another great love of Betty's was our military veterans, and she gave contributions regularly to the Disabled Veterans of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
She was a wonderful mother who will be greatly missed.
Betty is survived by three daughters, Carol Arrington Williams, of Asheville, N.C., Linda Arrington Dezern, of Candler, N.C., and Patricia Arrington Martin, of New Port News, Va.; one son, Lawrence H. Arrington Jr., of Greenville, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Lori Ann Breedlove, Kathleen Marie Kuebler, Lary Dezern, Christine Gail Pearce, Debbie Arrington, Danny Arrington and Phillip Arrington; 14 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Jenny, Dakota, Tiana, Shea, Zach, Seth, Alyssa, Emily, P.J. Jr., Madison, Marshal, Krissy and Nicholas; two great-great-grandchildren, Jakoby and Ellianna.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence H. Arrington, who passed away on September 19, 1996. She is also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jack W. Dezern, a granddaughter, Donna Arrington, a great-grandson, Michael Brandon Breedlove, and a great-great-grandson, Kaleb Dominick Smith.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, August 5, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Anders-Rice Funeral Home, 1428 Patton Ave., Asheville, N.C. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Lary Dezern, Phillip Martin, Danny Arrington, Willie Breedlove, Dakota Breedlove, Patricia Martin, Carol Williams and Mark Whiteman.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance, 533 W. Uwchlan Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335 or Make-a-Wish Foundation, Johnston Building, 212 S. Tryon St., Suite 1080, Charlotte, NC 28281 or
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673.
To sign Betty's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com