Peggy Joyce Rainey Arrington

March 7, 1951January 22, 2014

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Rainey Arrington, 62, of LaGrange passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

Peggy was born March 7, 1951 in Langdale, AL, daughter of the late Otis Rainey and Lillian Moore Rainey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene “Bubba” Rainey.

Survivors include her loving husband, Ronnie Arrington; two sons, Jim (Cathy) Arrington and Jonathan (Allison) Arrington; four grandchildren, Abbey Arrington, Drew Arrington, Julie Arrington, and Emily Arrington; two sisters, Merle (Jimmy) McMillian and Crystal (David) Boyd; brother, Richard (Cathy) Rainey; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, close friends, and her LaGrange Toyota family of 35 years including James Stogner and Michael Stogner.

Peggy was known as a kind and compassionate Christian woman who devoted her entire life to loving God, her family, friends, and each person she came in contact with. She always encouraged others and displayed an unwavering love for her family. Peggy was a devoted member of Baptist Tabernacle Church where she served as the Recording Secretary.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Baptist Tabernacle Church with her pastor Reverend Jimmy McMillian, Reverend Josh Rhye, and Reverend Scott DeLong officiating. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memory Gardens.

The family will be at the home of her husband, Ronnie Arrington, and will receive friends Friday, January 24, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Baptist Tabernacle Church, 849 South Davis Road, LaGrange, GA 30240.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hope For A Day Donations, P.O. Box 145, LaGrange, GA 30241 in memory of Mrs. Peggy Joyce Arrington.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

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


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, January 24, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 25, 2014

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February 5, 2014

Ronnie I am so so sorry for your lost.My prayers are with you and your family.Mark and Ute Mike

Kim Harcrow

January 30, 2014

Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
With the deepest sympathy
Kim and Debbie Harcrow

Jerry Cook

January 29, 2014

Hello Ronnie I'm very sorry to hear about the lost of your wife I know it will be very hard without half of you not being there anymore I'll be praying for you.

January 28, 2014

i have never heard such wonderful things about someone as what has been said about Peggy.she was always kind,loving and happy.i will always remember her beautiful smile.sending all my love to you and the rest of her family. pam o'neal

January 28, 2014

Ronnie, we were so sorry to hear about Peggy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Joe and Trudy Calhoun

Larry/Faye Neighbors

January 27, 2014

Ronnie, so sorry for your loss. Peg will be sorely missed. You and family are in our prayers. Larry & Faye Neighbors

Jenny Breed-Smith

January 26, 2014

Ronnie, please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this darkest hour and I know how much you and Peg have been through for forty plus years. Peggy was a wonderful friend to me and I will always treasure our friendship. I wish there had been more get together's though but she knew how much I loved her and valued her as a person. My childhood friends are sometimes my closest friendships of all. I treasure my memories of me and Peg and our Dunson Baptist Church friends.

January 25, 2014

My name is Gayle Miller. I lived in Lagrange from 2002 to 2006 and was a member of the Baptist Tabernacle church. Peggy and Ronnie made me a part of their family and I spent a lot of time with them. Peggy was a wonderful woman and I always enjoyed her humor and laughter. Mr. Ronnie was like a brother to me (being I was his number one Mexican). I am so sorry for her loss but our loss is heaven's gain. We lost a great woman but God attained a beautiful angel.

January 25, 2014


January 25, 2014

We are so sorry for your loss. We know Peggy was a wonderful Mother, Wife & Friend and she will be greatly missed.

Iris and Marvin Edelson (LaGrange, GA)