James Edward Arrington, 76, of Jackson died May 11, 2009 at a local hospital.
He was born June 21, 1932. He was a native of Greensboro. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was owner of Arrington Nursing Home of Jackson. He was a former mayor of Jackson for 20 years from 1968-1988, former president for the Alabama Nursing Home Association, former Auxiliary Police Chief of Jackson, former owner of A & B Trucking Company, Co-owner of Anderson Brothers Chrysler- Plymouth Dealership from 1989-1996.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Arrington, Jackson; two sons, Ed Arrington, Greg Cotton, both of Jackson; two daughters, Leah Trotter, Satsuma, Brenda Fondren, Northport; one brother, Johnnie Arrington, Greensboro; one sister, Maggie Nelson, Fairhope; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joel Edward Arrington and a brother, Carroll Arrington Jr.
The service was May 13 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson with Revs. Jim Dufriend and Tim Huie officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Jackson. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.