Arlene P. Leggett

Published 8:20 pm Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mrs. Arlene Lee Perry Leggett, age 93, a resident of the Old Ford Community, N.C. Highway 17 North, Washington, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at River Trace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Washington.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Old Ford Church of Christ, N.C. 17 North, Washington, officiated by Eddie Bowen, Thomas Hamilton and Gene Thompson. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery.

The following will serve as pallbearers: Joseph Edwards, Michael LeBar, T. J. LeBar, Joshua TeBeest, Anthony Thompson and Brian Twaddell. Members of the Agape Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mrs. Leggett was born in Pamlico County on July 13, 1924. She was the daughter of the late William Churchill Perry and Minnie Lee Perry. Mrs. Leggett graduated from Washington High School in 1942. She attended Women’s College in Greensboro. While in Greensboro, Mrs. Leggett took Civil Service training. She went to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where she worked in the Intelligence Division for a year.

On Dec. 24, 1943, she married Marvin Hodges Leggett, who preceded her in death in 2010. Mrs. Leggett worked at Stewart’s Jewelry Store, Beaufort County Tax Office, Wachovia Bank, Washington Chamber of Commerce, Leggett’s Grading and Paving and Marlene’s Travel Trailer Sales.

Mrs. Leggett was a member of the Old Ford Church of Christ. She was a Sunday School teacher, sang in the Choir, member of Circle #1 and the Agape Sunday School Class. Mrs. Leggett was a member of the Eastern Star and the Professional Secretaries Association.

Mrs. Leggett is survived by two daughters, Linda Leggett Twaddell and husband Bob, of Kennesaw, Georgia, Lou Leggett Thompson and husband Gene, of Muskogee, Oklahoma; four granddaughters, Denise Larson of Winter Garden, Florida, Sonya TeBeest of Kennesaw, Georgia, Gail Head of Waxhaw, North Carolina, Cheryl Chambers of Lamar, Missouri; two grandsons, Anthony Lee Thompson of Porter, Oklahoma, Brian Twaddell of Springfield, Virginia; sister-in-law, Alameda Leggett Edwards of Washington; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Old Ford Church of Christ and other times at the home, 6816 U.S. 17 North, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Old Ford Church of Christ, 6040 U.S. 17 North, Washington, N.C. 27889 or Community Home Care and Hospice, 222 W. Stewart Parkway, Washington, N.C. 27889.

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