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Helen Pendergrass Arnold

May 4, 1921 ~ June 19, 2020 (age 99)


Mrs. Helen Pendergrass Arnold, age 99, of Danville, Virginia , passed on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Hospice Home of Rockingham.

Mrs. Arnold was born on May 4, 1921, in Abington, Virginia to the late Mamie Pendergrass Garrett and Stepfather George W. Garrett. Mrs. Arnold lived in Abington, Virginia before moving to Danville where she spent her time as a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Arnold is survived by her children, Gloria Shelton of Blairs, Jimmy Arnold of Providence, NC , Clara Henderson of Haw River, NC; adopted daughter, Brenda Hyler; sisters, Thelma Eisenhour of Georgia , Shirley Tatum of Georgia. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Mrs. Arnold was predeceased by her loving husband, John Preston Arnold; her daughters, Mildred McGrew of Danville and Shirley Plunkett; sisters, Edna Mitchell of Columbia, SC , Betty Strickland of Georgia. She is also predeceased by one grandson and one great-great grandson.  

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, June 22, 3 PM at Swicegood Funeral Home with Reverend Kenneth Hammock and Reverend John Crews officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

Swicegood Funeral Service is respectfully serving the Arnold family. 

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Funeral Service
June 22, 2020

3:00 PM
Swicegood Chapel
564 West Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

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