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Esther Groom Arrington

Mrs. Esther Christine Arrington died Aug 26, 2018 at the age of 91 at Tennova Hospital. Visitation will be at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon, Tennessee, on Wednesday. August 29, 2018,  from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, with private graveside services at Wilson County Memorial Gardens to be conducted by Rev. David Hesson.

Mrs. Arrington was 1945 graduate of Watertown High School and a member of First United Methodist Church in Lebanon, TN. She was a World War II Cadet Nurse who received her RN from Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.  Mrs. Arrington worked in labor and delivery in Lebanon and later in Atlanta, GA.

In 1982 the Wilson County Gardeners’ Guild was organized, and Mrs. Arrington was a charter member. She has continued in this organization, and in honor of her service The Esther Arrington Award is given each year by the Guild for Best Fair Theme Arrangement at the Wilson County Fair.

Mrs. Arrington is survived by son Ronald (Janet) Arrington of Watertown; sister, Marjorie Kennedy of Sioux City, Iowa; nieces: Pam (Ken) Hoffman, Laleta (Don) Shipper, Kristina (Bill) McKee, and Nicola (Danny) Vantrease; Special Nephew, David (Etta) Fitch, and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Arrington was preceded in death by sons: Charles and Perry Arrington; husband, Carl P. Arrington (2010), parents, Frank and Evelyn Groom; sister, Mary Frank Groom; sisters and brothers-in-law: Laura (Robert) Bowlin, Paula (Henry) Oldfield, and twin Ruth (Jim) Fitch.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Wilson County Books From Birth, 149 Public Square, Lebanon TN 37087.

The family wishes to thank the staff at The Pavilion Assisted Living for a great year and the love they showed her.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Sue Skelton Brooks says:
    Sending Condolences & deepest Sympathy to Ron & the rest of Ms. Arrington’s Family. So Sorry for your Loss. Rest in Peace, Ms. Arrington
  2. jEAN Smith says:
    Dorothy Smith
  3. Judy Arrington Hester says:
    I thought a lot of Esther. It has been a long time since I saw her. My dad was Carl’s first cousin and we used to see both of them a lot. Esther was always very cheerful. My thoughts and prayers are with Ronnie and the rest of the family.