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Goode man celebrates 100 years

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By John Barnhart

Roy Arrington, of Goode, was a New Year's Day baby.

Arrington was born on Jan. 1, 1908 near Sedalia. Yesterday he celebrated his centennial.

He worked a number of different jobs, including a stint with the Works Progress Administration (WPA) doing road work in Bedford County during the Depression. He finally landed a job with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and stayed with them for 36 years until his retirement in 1970. He was a motor grader operator and truck driver for VDOT and worked under 12 different resident engineers in the county.


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