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Christine Claybrook Arrington

July 30, 1924 January 25, 2016
Christine Claybrook Arrington
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Obituary for Christine Claybrook Arrington

Christine Claybrook Arrington, 91, of Farmville, VA passed away
peacefully on Monday, January 25, 2016 in Richmond, VA.
Her late husband preceded her in death; Albert Murray Arrington Sr.
Christine was born in Charlotte County, VA on July 30, 1924 the
daughter of the late Fred B. Claybrook and Virginia Tuck Claybrook.

Christine graduated from Randolph Henry High School in 1942 and went
on to graduate from the Virginia Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.
As a registered nurse she served in various hospitals for the American
Red Cross including St. Mary’s Hospital for Polio Victims in Pierre,SD
and Quantico Naval Hospital. While living in Richmond,
she nursed at the Richmond Alcoholic Sanitarium .
After moving to Farmville in 1954, Christine nursed at Southside
Community Hospital and worked as the secretary for her husband’s State
Farm Insurance Agency until his retirement in 1987. Since 1976, Christine was a
charter member of Heritage Baptist Church serving as WMU
President, Sunday school teacher and Vacation Bible School director.

Playing cards was one of her passions, and she had a very competitive edge.
Christine was an avid nature lover and gained great pleasure feeding her birds.
Cooking and caring for family and friends brought Christine the most joy. All who knew her will remember her generosity and kindness.

Christine is survived by one son, Albert Murray Arrington Jr.; two daughters,
Lisa Arrington Carrington and Sharon Mintoria Arrington, all of
Richmond, VA. She has 3 grandchildren, Dawn A. Arthur (Shane) of Roanoke Rapids, NC,
Albert M. Arrington III (Vicky) of Charlotte NC and Jeffrey D. Arrington of Charleston,
SC; also surviving one great granddaughter Whitney Marie Arthur of Roanoke Rapids, NC.
She is survived by sisters, Vivian C. Foster (Buck) of Richmond, VA,
Sandra C. Odom of Virginia Beach, VA and one brother, Ted Claybrook
(Carol) of Richmond, VA, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Fred Claybrook, Leland
Claybrook, Curtis Claybrook, Elton Claybrook and 2 sisters, Bertha C.
Morrison and June C. Duffy.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, January 30, 2016
at Heritage Baptist Church, Farmville, VA with interment to follow in Trinity
Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Saturday, January 30,
2016 from 1:00PM – 2:00PM at Heritage Baptist Church
Memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Baptist Church 700
Milnwood Rd, Farmville, VA or a charity of your choice.
Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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