Gladys E. Jarrell


MELBOURNE, Fla. - Gladys Emma Jarrell, 100, formerly of Millstone Drive, Beckley, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1999, in a Melbourne care center following a long illness. Born Feb. 22, 1899, in Wharton, she was the daughter of the late Robert Bruce and Roxie Frances Lane Jarrell. Mrs. Jarrell spent her childhood in Boone County and attended Concord Normal School. She taught in schools in the Chesapeake, W.Va., area during World War II and assisted her husband, the late J.T. Jarrell Sr., in his duties as the postmaster of Edwight for 12 years. Mrs. Jarrell was a member of the VA Medical Center Auxiliary where she volunteered for many years. She was a member of Beckley Presbyterian Church and had been of the Presbyterian faith since the age of 8. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, AARP and the Navy Mothers Club. She was also preceded in death by a son, Jacob Bruce Jarrell, in 1992; and a grandson, Terry Lee Green. Survivors include a son, J.T. Jarrell and his wife, Rosabella, of Beckley; a daughter, Dardanella Jarrell Dilly and her husband, Marden "Jim," of Melbourne, formerly of Beckley; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Melton Mortuary Chapel, Beckley, with the Rev. Robin Debnam officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Beckley. Friends may call one hour before services today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be friends and family. Arrangements by Melton Mortuary, Beckley.

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