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Horace Eugene "Gene" Arrington

August 29, 1943 — April 20, 2014

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Horace Eugene “Gene” Arrington

Wrens, GA  – Horace Eugene “Gene” Arrington, 70, loving husband of 50 years to Anne Evans Arrington, entered into rest on Easter morning, April 20, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:00PM in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Joe Walden officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.

One of two children born to the late Sara Newman Arrington and the late Horace Arrington, Gene was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and graduated from Wrens High School.  He was retired after 33 years of service from Deerfield Specialty Papers.  He was also a retired farmer. In his younger years, Gene enjoyed hunting and fishing. His generosity was unparalleled but he never wanted or needed the recognition, often helping others anonymously. His infectious laughter and gregarious nature drew people to him.  His greatest pleasure was being with his family, especially his grandchildren, who he loved unconditionally.

Gene is also survived by his two sons, Paul E. Arrington (Kathy) of Matthews, and James E. Arrington (Panda) of Bartow; a sister, Patricia Ann Arrington of New York City; six grandchildren, Kristy Arrington, Cody Arrington, Joshua Arrington, Kaylee Arrington, Adrienne Williams and Morgan Williams; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many friends. Pallbearers will be Harry Evans, Wayne Favors, Hank Johnson, John Jones, Paul Price and Barrow Walden.

The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00PM this evening, Monday, April 21, 2014 at James Funeral Home.

The family respectfully requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, 938 Greene St, Augusta GA 30901.
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To Those Whom I Love

When I am gone, release me and let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that I have had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I traveled on alone.

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part
So cherish the memories in your heart.

I will not be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can not see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.

Then, when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.


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