Ray E. Arrowood, 94, of Etowah, died Wednesday, April 1, at his home. A resident of Henderson county since 2001, he had served in the European theater during World War II with the U.S. Army and was retired from the U.S. Civil Service. He is survived by three daughters, Beverly Padgett, Lynn Surick and Gayle Weaver, all of California; 7 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and his life partner, John Landrum. Services will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Humane Society, Attn: Lutrelle, 1214 Greenville Highway Hendersonville, NC 28792.