Arnold L. Gatling

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 29, 2005

Mr. Arnold Leon Gatling Sr., of 2107 Arizona Ave., Suffolk, went into eternal life on Wednesday, April 27, 2005. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a worker for Birdsong Peanuts. He is predeceased by his parents, Don and Lossie Gatling, his wife, Brenda Mae Wilson; a daughter, Kenya Jenkins. He is survived by a daughter, Valencia Blankenship (Cleo) of Portsmouth; three sons, Arnold Gatling Jr., Cordero Gatling and Archie Robinson all of Suffolk. He is also survived by a sister, Elder Laura Timmons (Elder Archie); a brother, Ronald Gatling also of Suffolk. He will be missed by his eight grandchildren. A special thanks is extended to Mrs. Shirley Pugh and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

A funeral of triumph will be held at 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Rising St. James Pentecostal Holiness Church, Suffolk. Bishop Dwight Whitfield will be presiding. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. on today at Harris Funeral Home, Inc., 685 Carolina Road, Suffolk.


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The family will assemble at the residence at 11:45 a.m. Saturday for the funeral procession. The body will be placed in the Church at 11 a.m. Saturday for viewing until service time. The interment will be in Holly Lawn Cemetery. You may send condolences or flowers to Harris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.