Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

James E. Arey

James E. Arey, 75, of Richfield passed away Sunday May 3, 2020 at Trinity Place in Albemarle. A memorial service will be held Wednesday May 6 at 2 PM at Antioch Baptist Church in Richfield with Pastor Michael Lambert officiating.

Born October 9, 1944 in Charleston, SC he was the son of the late Frank Arey and the late Hattie Lowder Arey. James was an auto body mechanic and owned J&H Auto Repair in New London. He enjoyed camping and collecting antiques.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda, daughter, Tammy Goodman, stepson, Jackie Dunn, brother Harold, sisters, Mary Hill and Janie Phillips, granddaughter, Whitney Goodman, and great-grandson, Brayden Goodman. In addition to his parents, James is preceded in death by his son, Jimmy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church at P.O. Box 151 Richfield, NC 28137.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Arey family.


  • Gordon and Sharon Mason Posted May 7, 2020 2:19 am

    Prayers to the family

  • Helen Hatley Posted May 7, 2020 2:59 pm

    Hilda I will be praying for you and your family.

  • Kitty Coley Posted May 7, 2020 9:28 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Opal Poplin Posted May 12, 2020 5:04 pm

    Hilda, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. R.I.P Mr.James.

  • Jill Wagoner Williams Posted May 13, 2020 9:59 am

    Hilda, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God comfort you and give you peace. Love you!

  • Deanette M Russell Posted June 2, 2020 8:18 am

    Prayers for the family as life changes and you have to live on beyond having him beside you. God will give you strength and courage, he will cover you with peace and comfort. Prayers for you all!

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