Albuquerque Journal - January 5, 2003
Armstead Arrington, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1945, went to Heaven on Tuesday, December 31, 2002."One in a Million,""Triple A," or"Tootley," as he is fondly remembered, began his life on a farm. It is from that humble start that he became the"honest as the day is long,""generous to a fault," and"as hardworking and sometimes as stubborn as a mule" tower of a man. He loved his family, and was loyal in work and in friendship. He lived out a full life in serving others; in the Army, Dept. of Energy, but more importantly in faith. He left a powerful legacy through his love of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Through his church attendance, study of The Bible, his praise and worship through song, his gifts of compassion and generosity along with the angelic presence of his wife, that instilled in his son, granddaughter and especially his great grandsons a life's time example to the importance of a personal relationship with Christ. He is greatly missed as he is survived by his son, Patrick Arrington and Mado Sutton, Daughter-in-law, Janice Arrington, Granddaughter, Becky and husband Thom Knowlton, and his treasured great-grandsons, Nathanael and Nicolas Knowlton, all of Los Lunas. He is also survived by 5 sisters, Ida Mae Poythress, Mary Hawkins, Jean Walker, Ethel Hedgepeth, Barbara Ayscue; and by his brother Marion Arrington, all of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his cherished wife Katie in 1995 and his brother Sam soon thereafter. Services will be held Friday, January 10, 2003 at 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation available same day from 9:30 am til time of service. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.