Ora Sherman Jarrells

January 19, 2013

Ora Sherman Jarrells, 84

Ora Sherman Jarrells, 84, of Portsmouth, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at SOMC Hospice Center. Born April 18, 1928 in North Moreland, he was a son of the late James and Alka Grey Roberts Jarrells, Sr. Ora was a retired custodian for the Portsmouth City Schools for over 40 years, a Special Deputy for the Scioto County Sherriff’s Department, and an umpire for the American Legion, Del Rice and the Y.M.C.A. Softball Leagues. He was also a member of the Mabert Road Baptist Church. Also proceeding him in death were a daughter, Alka Bradley; five sisters, Maryanne Cook, Flora Craft, Francis McGraw, Ida Jarrells and Mildred Lawrence; and three brothers, Robert, Ted and James Jarrells, Jr. .

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Mae Flemmings Jarrells, whom he married on Sept. 15, 1951, one son, George Douglas (Jane) Jarrells of Wheelersburg; two daughters, Dianna Williams of Sciotodale and Susan Jarrells of Wheelersburg; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at the ADKINS-BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN PORTSMOUTH with Pastor Jack Williams officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Franklin Furnace. The family will receive friends at the Adkins-Brant Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Condolences may sent to the family at www.adkinsbrantfuneralhome.com.