Mrs. Sandra “Gail” Arrington, 71, of Pike County, passed away November 12, 2022, at her home.
Gail was born on March 19, 1951, in Tifton, Georgia. She grew up in the small town of Omega in South Georgia alongside four sisters and two brothers. Gail resided in Pike County with her husband, Darrell, for the past 25 years. She retired from her position as a parole investigator for the Department of Pardons and Parole after more than 25 years of service. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Zebulon where she was involved in Sunday School classes and the Christian Outreach program.
Gail enjoyed traveling, sewing, reading, and solving puzzles. She was an excellent cook, particularly of southern dishes. She was a wonderful Mimi who always supported and doted on her grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was whatever event or activity they were involved in. Gail will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Elwood Sumner and Juanita Powell Sumner, and parents-in-law, Morris and Myrtle Arrington.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years: Darrell Arrington of Griffin; children and their spouses: Sheila and Greg Colston of Brooks, Lanny and Doni Arrington of Fayetteville, Jamie and Jamie Arrington of Williamson; grandchildren: Lauren Colston (fiancé Davis Sutton), Erin Colston, Cody Colston, Garrett Arrington, Abigail Arrington, Ansley Arrington, Brooke Arrington and Cole Arrington; sisters: Patsy (Roger) Buffi of Ty Ty, Donna Sumner, Nancy (Gene) Holly and Sharon (Steven) Cooper, all of Tifton; brothers: Aubrey (Dana) Sumner and Timmy Sumner, both of Omega; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Stanley and Iris Arrington of Tifton; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Moody-Daniel Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Hinesley and Pastor Keith Alderman officiating. Burial will follow in Fincher Memorial Cemetery in Meansville.
Cody Colston, Garrett Arrington, Brad Arrington, Mike Hightower, Dale Thorn and Wayne Peavy will serve as pallbearers.
Friends may visit the family on Tuesday, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the funeral home.