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Bertha Estelle Burnam Arrington
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1872
Death: May 11, 1940

The Ellaville Sun Friday, May, 17, 1940
Hundreds of sorrowing relatives and friends overflowed the Baptist church Sunday afternoon to honor the memory of Mrs. A.A. Arrington, 67, beloved wife of a prominent retired Ellaville merchant, at a brief funeral service. She died of a several days' illness of pneumonia Saturday at 12:40 p.m. For the past two years she had suffered a heart ailment. The Rev. Richard C. Howard
of Hogansville officiated at the funeral, and was assisted by the Rev. Hugh Dozier and the Rev. W.S. Johnson. Burial was in Ellaville cemetery. Born in Spaulding, Macon county, November 29, 1872, Mrs. Arrington was the former Bertha Burnam, daughter of the late James Rufus Burnam and Georgia Ann Riggins
Burnam, pioneer citizens of that section. After receiving her early education at Montezuma, she attended Shorter college at Rome where she specialized in music. Coming here in 1895 as public school music teacher, she was married February 12, 1896 at Perry, Ga., to Mr. Arrington, already a successful young
merchant and civic leader. Closely linked to school affairs as mother of a large family and wife of one of the county's most tireless advocates of improved educational facilities, she was an ardent worker in all movements to better the school, and served for many years as president of the Parent-Teacher Association. Devoted to the Baptist church, she was a leader in all
its activities, particularly the Missionary Society, of which she was president for several terms, and secretary-treasurer for 12 years. Mourning her passing are many persons who admired the faithfulness, kindliness and friendliness which gave sincerity to her life of service to her family, friends and the public. Surviving besides her husband are, five daughters,
Mrs. C.C. Williamson and Miss Frances Arrington, both of Ellaville; Mrs. Julian Bonner, Centerville, Ala.; Mrs. John C. Walker, Jr., Marshalville; Mrs. Marvin Pixton, Jr., Atlanta; three sons, Henry B. Arrington, Columbia, S.C.; Dr. A.A. Arrington, Jr., Thomaston; Millard J. Arrington, Ellaville; five grandchildren, Edward and Ann Arrington, Thomaston; Mary Burnam Williamson,
Ellaville; Jane Bonner, Centerville, Ala.; and Marvin Pixton III, Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Sam Hurst, Perry, and a brother, Joseph W. Burnam, Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Miss Alice Arrington, Ellaville. Pallbearers were Dr. T.W. Wilson, W.T. Tondee, M.C. Hill, H. Willis Hogg, Heyward Johnson and Eugene Dixon. 
Family links: 
  Alonzo Alexander Arrington (1866 - 1959)
  Hattie Louise Arrington Williamson (1897 - 1978)*
  Henry Burnam Arrington (1899 - 1969)*
  Millard Jenkens Arrington (1906 - 1989)*
  Frances Jeanette Arrington Elyea (1912 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Ellaville City Cemetery
Schley County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Erica
Record added: Apr 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35486739
Bertha Estelle <i>Burnam</i> Arrington
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