Linda and Paul DeArmond
1946 - 2021

Linda and Paul DeArmond of Flagstaff, AZ passed away while living at Livestream Complete Senior Living in Youngtown, AZ. Paul Filmore DeArmond Jr. was born in Bristol, TN on May 29, 1946 to parents Paul and Margaret (Johnston) DeArmond Sr. both deceased. Paul died on January 14, 2021.

Linda Ruth (Hayes) DeArmond was born in Griffin, GA to parents Fred H. Hayes II and Ruth (DeHart) Hayes on October 4, 1947 both deceased. Linda died January 10, 2021.

The couple met and fell in love at Virginia High School in Bristol VA, both Linda and Paul earned master's degrees, Linda in art and Paul in journalism. Most of their last 35 years was spent living and working in Flagstaff. The couple enjoyed a marriage of 56 years and always prayed they would never be separated.

They were laid to rest in Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff AZ on January 21st. A graveside video service for the family was officiated by Pastor Daniel Williamson from Church of the Nations of Flagstaff.

The couple is survived by one son Brian Shaun DeArmond and wife Moria of Conway, SC, Sharon Slaughter (sister of Paul) of Bristol, VA, Debbie Hayes Timms (sister to Linda) and husband Joey of Conway, SC, Fred (Buzz) Hayes (brother to Linda) and wife Linda of Pawleys Island, SC and John Hayes (brother to Linda) of Bristol, VA.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (800) 822-6344 or Memories and condolences can be sent to family online at

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Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Funeral services provided by:
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Dear Fred and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and grace. Annabeth and Mark
February 23, 2021
May God’s loving kindness and comfort help you and your family through this very difficult time. Matthew 5:4
February 23, 2021