Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


June 14, 2014

Mary Arrowood Preston

CARTER — Mary Arrowood Preston, 86, of Grayson, passed away June 12, 2014, following an extended illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Etta McKenzie Arrowood.

Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She had a witty sense of humor and always gave freely to family and friends. Although she was not a nurse, she was a great caregiver in times of need. She maintained a close relationship with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she adored and often cared for.  

Mary was a member of the Olive Hill Church of Christ for many years where her husband serves as Elder. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Paul C. Preston; her four children, Sue Blackburn, Marcia Davis, Paul M. Preston and Bryan Scott Preston, all residing in Grayson; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Clarence Arrowood of Russell; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson. Services will be conducted by ministers John Brown and Brent Duncan. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods,

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, and after 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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