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Mary Mitchell Arrington

Hillsville, Virginia

Nov 18, 1922 – Sep 6, 2020 (Age 97)


November 18, 1922
September 6, 2020
Hillsville, Virginia


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Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel - Hillsville Obituary

Mary Mitchell Arrington, of Hillsville, formerly of Patrick County, VA passed away at 1:30 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at her home. Mrs. Arrington was born in Carroll County, VA on November 18, 1922 to the late James Arthur and Lucinda Gardine Greer Mitchell. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter A. Arrington, Jr and daughter, Carole Leigh Arrington; sisters, Gladys Mitchell Cox, Georgia Mitchell Jennings and Eva Mitchell Wadsworth; and brothers, James Edward Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, and Baby Boy Mitchell. 

Mary is survived by her sisters-in-laws, Sally Hooker of Claudeville, VA and Frankie Tilley of Mooresville, NC. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. At the time of her death she resided with her niece and husband, Lynn and Gary Spencer. Her life was richly blessed by her family and friends. 

It was Mary’s decision to not have a funeral. She wanted her family and friends to stay safe during this pandemic. Mary will be buried in the Providence Community Cemetery, Patrick Springs, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dinwiddie Presbyterian Church, c/o Peggy Slate, 1151 Hanging Tree Road, Hillsville, VA 24342 or Providence Methodist Church, 1021 Providence Drive, Patrick Springs, VA 24133.  Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.


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There are not enough words to describe this special lady. Mary was my friend, my employer and my mentor. We spent many years working together (and shopping together). We were family!
Jim and I had a most wonderful visit with Mary just a few short weeks ago. She was, as usual, happy and very upbeat. She and Georgia were such an inspiration to all who knew them. They were true examples of how to live a CHRISTIAN LIFE. May we all aspire to be like them.
Thank you, Lynn and...

Mary was a very special person. She was always so kind and loving and joyful! She will be missed by all who knew her❤An example to everyone to live a Godly life.

My sincere sympathy. Mary was a very special lady.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.Linda,Virgil Horton

Heaven gained an angel. Mary was a beautiful sweet and precious lady. We loved her dearly and will miss her.

My Aunt Mary was a bright spot in my life when I was a little girl. We would travel to visit my grand parents usually holidays and Mary and Jr was always kind and caring. She would sit and teach me hand clapping games. She never failed to send us a package and candy canes at Christmas and we were so excited to open them Christmas Eve. I treasure the memories and I hope she knows that she made a difference in my life and I’m sure in many others lives. Sending Heartfelt Condolences to her...

The most loving and caring person that I have ever known. Much love and prayers for her family.

Mary was my godmother. She was so special to me. I am going to miss her dearly. I'm so glad she lived long enough to meet my daughter, and I will raise her knowing about this amazing lady.

I would like to say thank you for your love and being special to me.