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November 30, 2008

Robert Boone Arritt, Sr. 82, of Roanoke died Sunday morning, November 30, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salem. He was a former resident of Intervale in Covington. Mr. Arritt was born March 17, 1926, in Covington a son of the late Roy and Reva Boone Arritt. He was a veteran of World War II with the United States Army. He was employed in the Spin Department of the former Hercules, Inc. plant for 35 years and then worked with the CFW Telephone Company retiring in 1991. He was a lifelong member of McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Covington Lodge #171 AF & AM and was a retired member of the Falling Springs Fire Department. Surviving are his Wife of 57 years, Agnes Kegley Arritt, of Roanoke; his son, Robert B. Arritt, Jr., and his wife, Nancy, of Daleville; his daughter, Donna Martin, and her husband, Jeff, of Daleville; four grandchildren, Boone Arritt, Brooke Arritt, Emily Martin and Abby Martin, all of Daleville; four brothers, Roy "Buck" Arritt, Jr. and his wife, Nancy, Reggie Arritt, and Ronald "Punk" Arritt and his wife, Edith, all of Covington and Raymond "Jabey" Arritt and his wife, Irma, of Richmond; two sisters, Renna Lee Fleshman of Lynchburg, and Rita Stayton of Covington and a number of nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael J. Fleenor officiating. Interment will be made in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorial Information The family suggests that donations in Mr. Arritt's name be made to the McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church in Covington or to the Green Ridge Presbyterian Church in Roanoke.
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