Donald L. Arledge

Published 4:15 pm Thursday, December 9, 2010

Donald Lincoln Arledge, 82, of Tryon passed away Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, 2010 in Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, Landrum.

Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Hosea Levi Arledge and Alpha Tallant Arledge.

Mr. Arledge was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, having served in the U.S. Navy. He attended Mars Hill College before the war and later graduated from U.S.C. School of Pharmacy in 1959. Mr. Arledge worked for Whitlocks Pharmacy in Spartanburg, SC and Missildines Pharmacy in Tryon. He opened Arledge Pharmacy in Tryon and retired in 1986. He then worked as a relief pharmacist for several area pharmacies.

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Mr. Arledge was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #250 and was an avid model radio controlled airplane operator. He was a member of Tryon First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley West Arledge of the home; two daughters, Donna Arledge Peay (Jay) of Clinton, SC, and Amy Austin Arledge (Jane Domboski) of West Haven, CT. Also surviving is one grandson, Jay Warner Peay of Clinton, SC.

Following a private memorial service, the family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Drive, Columbus, NC 28722 or to Thermal Belt Outreach, P.O. Box 834, Columbus, NC 28722.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.