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Lucile Gorham Arington
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Birth: May 29, 1897
Lee County
Alabama, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1976
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA

William Marion Arington (July 29, 1877-July 8, 1957). Lucile Gorham Arington (May 29, 1897-October 29, 1976). Both are buried in Garden Hills Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama.
Lucile was one of 10 children of James Allen (1869-1941) and Mary Eliza Jamieson Gorham (1874-1960). James Allen (Jim) was the son of Manaccie C. Gorham (1847-1960) and Cynthia Jane Story Gorham (1848-1927). Jim was a barber by trade. Mary Eliza was the daughter of Pryor Franklin Jamieson (1842-1889) and Lois Isabella Rudd Jamieson (1849-1936)). Pryor Franklin (sometimes spelled Prior) served as a Private in Company D-47th Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, for the Confederate States, in the Civil War. All except Lucile are buried in the Shady Grove Christian Church Cemetery.

Before her marriage Lucile worked at the Overall Shop in Opelika, and later at Pensky's dry goods store in Opelika. Lucile was a devoted wife and mother. She also was active in all areas of work in the Baptist Church. In the early years she played the Old Pump Organ and Marion led the singing, and sometimes they sang duets. She was responsible for organizing and directing the first Woman's Missionary Union at Union Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. William M. Arington. The services will be held from the Union Grove Baptist Church with internment at the Garden Hill Cemetery. Rev. Durwood Knowles and Rev. Fred Woodall of Abbeville will officiate. The body will lie in state at her residence on Ridge Road.
Mrs. Arington died this morning at her residence. She was 79 years old. She was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church and the Ridge Road Homemakers Club. Mrs. Arington was a lifelong resident of Lee County.
Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Sumners, Mrs. Eunice Manning, both of Opelika;
Mrs. Mary Nell Adkins, Fayetteville, N.C.; Mrs. Lola Jean Owsley, Greenville; two sons, Raymond Arington, Cecil Arington, both of Opelike; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Claire Poole, Smiths; Mrs. Ruby Duppstadt, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three stepsons, Blake Arington, Americus, Ga.; Lloyd Arington, Newton, Miss.; Ralph Arington, Columbus, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Davis, Mrs. Willie Belle Ray, Mrs. Lola Jarrell, all of Opelika; four brothers, Ernest Gorham, Jack Gorham, both of Opelika; Pryor Gorham, Percy Gorham, both of Phenix City; 18 grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren. Frederick's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Allen Gorham (1869 - 1941)
  Mary Eliza Jamieson Gorham (1874 - 1960)
 
 Spouse:
  William Marion Arington (1877 - 1957)*
 
 Children:
  Raymond C. Arington (1924 - 2005)*
  Lola Jean Arington Owsley (1935 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son Gorham (1896 - 1896)*
  Lucile Gorham Arington (1897 - 1976)
  Pryor Allen Gorham (1907 - 2005)*
  Willie Belle Gorham Ray (1909 - 1993)*
  Lola Gorham Jarrell (1911 - 2001)*
  James Melsen "Jack" Gorham (1913 - 1987)*
  Infant Son Gorham (1916 - 1916)*
  Ernest Gordon Gorham (1918 - 1989)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Garden Hills Cemetery
Opelika
Lee County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: gravrgrl
Record added: Jun 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38487393
Lucile <i>Gorham</i> Arington
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Lucile <i>Gorham</i> Arington
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My grandmother, but I called her "Mama".
- Carol Owsley Howell
 Added: Jan. 13, 2011
My very sweet aunt
- Sandra Gorham Allen
 Added: Jun. 19, 2010

- gravrgrl
 Added: Jun. 18, 2009
 
 
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