Mr. Bernard Junior "B.J." "B.J." Arrington

March 26, 1936May 22, 2014
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Mr. Bernard Junior “B.J.” Arrington, 78, of LaGrange, GA passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Hospice LaGrange.

Mr. Arrington was born March 26, 1936 in Heard County, GA, son of the late Charlie L. Arrington and Bessie Dowdy Arrington. He was a faithful member of Baptist Tabernacle Church and was employed with Bell South Phone Company as a lineman, before retirement. Mr. Arrington was a veteran of the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lurlie Whitley Arrington.

Survivors include his son, Anthony Bernard (Brenda) Arrington; daughter, Angela Arrington Payne; son, Alan (Sondra) Arrington; grandchildren, Brandon Arrington, Brittney Nicole Clement, Jared Payne, Whitley Arrington, Rachel Arrington, Charlie Arrington, Haleigh Bates, and Will Bates; great grandson, Jackson Robert Clement; nephews, Charles Arrington, Freddie Arrington, Ronnie Arrington; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Baptist Tabernacle Church with Reverend Jimmy McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in Meadoway Gardens. The gathering of family and friends will be Monday, May 26, 2014 for 6:00P.M. to 8:00 P.M in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Church in memory of Mr. Bernard Junior “B.J.” Arrington.

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Monday, May 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Mr. Bernard Junior "B.J." "B.J." Arrington

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Diane Dollar Haller

May 29, 2014

Anthony, Angela, Alan... Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Junior was a tremendous help to me when my father passed away in taking care of some things here in GA because I was still in PA. He will always be in my heart and memories that will stay with me forever. I miss my cousin, your mom, Lurlie and now Junior but to know they are now together brings me some comfort. May God bring peace and comfort to all of you during this difficult time. All my love.


May 27, 2014

"Our thoughts, prayers and love to your families in the loss of your Father and Grandfather. He was a blessing and always had a smile and hug to share. It was a pleasure getting to know him since we have been at Baptist Tabernacle".

Margie Medlin

May 26, 2014

May God's Love be Revealed during these difficult days ahead...

Debbie Larson

May 26, 2014

My deepest condolences on the loss of your Daddy Angela. It's always hard on the ones they leave behind. Rejoice his life & know he is with your mom & our Heavenly Father in Heaven as you will see them one day welcoming you!! Love you & Jared xxoo

Debra Liggett

May 25, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers...

Tory Whitley

May 24, 2014

With deepest sympathy on the loss of your loving dad and my uncle. May the Lord be with his family during their time of loss. Prayers for lots of comfort and peace.

May 24, 2014

BJ was a very beloved member of Baptist Tabernacle Food Closet..BJ drove the van to Columbus Ga every 2 weeks to pick up food .BJ also helped in Cooked Foods for the elderly .He also gave out bulletins each week at church ...he will be truly missed by his church family ..Merle and Jimmy McMillian