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Cleo Arvis

June 23, 1933 — September 9, 2021

Cleo Mildred Arvis, 88, of Colonial Heights passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Cleo was born June 26, 1933, in West Virginia to the late Houston and Nannie Richards. Cleo was predeceased by her two brothers, Junior Blankenship and Ron Richards; and two sisters, Evelyn Asbury and Zelda Brown Veneri.

She was a dedicated bookkeeper for Rucker Rosenstock Department Store. Cleo was a Past President of Fort Lee Ladies Golf, and during her free time she enjoyed gardening and cooking. She is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Paul Arvis; daughter, Pam Landen; son, James Arvis; two grandsons, Brent Landen and Craig Landen; niece, Janet Haynes; and nephew, Tom Arvis (Kathy). She will be greatly missed. Interment will be private. Arrangements by the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834.  Condolences may be registered at

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