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Katherine Byrd Arrington

Katherine Byrd Arrington, 94, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Oxford Health and Rehab Center, where she had lived for the last three and one-half years. The funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, Miss. with Rev. Roger Taylor officiating. Burial followed at Mize Cemetery in Mize, Miss.

Born in Mize on March 7, 1924, to the late Henry Hamilton Byrd and Leona Anderson Byrd, Mrs. Arrington was the youngest of nine children. Following her graduation from Mize High School, she entered nursing school and graduated as an R.N., training at Jackson Infirmary, the forerunner of St. Dominic’s Hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Deek, all eight of her brothers and sisters, three grandchildren and a great-grandson. Survivors include a son, Melvin S. Arrington, Jr. and his wife Teresa of Oxford, Maryjane Mathis and her husband Gene of Jacksonville, Texas, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.