Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Obituary Archives

April 12, 2013

Helen Davis Jarrett

BLUEFIELD — Helen Davis Jarrett

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Helen Davis Jarrett, 94, of Bluefield, was welcomed home by the Lord on April 8, 2013. At last, she is reunited with the greatest loves of her life, her husband, Edward Bernard Jarrett, and her son, Edward Bernard Jarrett, Jr.

Helen was born October 14, 1918 in a Bland County farmhouse to Thomas Millard Davis and Ada Lee Stimson. A devoted Christian, she was a lifelong member of Bland Street Methodist Church, attending many church functions each week until she was slowed by her health.

In 1944, Helen married Bernard, owner of Southern Office Supply. When the war in the Pacific called him for duty, Helen took over the growing company until his return. After her husband's death in 1953, Helen assumed the reins for good and many in Bluefield would come to Southern Office Supply to visit with her in the store's gift shop.

For the time, Helen was unique as a business owner and single mother. She took great pride in her work and cherished her son, Eddie. Shortly after his death in 1996, Helen decided it was time to retire and closed the doors of Southern Office Supply and Southern Printing Corporation after 60 years of service to the community. A voracious reader, Helen was able to share her passion with friends in the McGuffey Book Club after retiring.

In addition to her parents, husband and son, she was preceded in death by her three sisters, Mary Lee Davis, Nellie French, and Emma Mullin; two brothers, Carl and Orrin Davis; and grandson, Chandler Davis Jarrett.

She is survived by her best friend and sister-in-law Norma Davis; her grandchildren, Ted and Meredith Jarrett, Christopher and Sandy Garrett, and Edward and Dianne Garrett; her daughters-in-law Brenda Wartman and Jeanette Jarrett; great-grandchildren, Caitlin, David, Matt, and Courtney; as well as many cousins, nephews and nieces.

Friends are invited to visit with the family at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13 at Mercer Funeral Home, followed by short service in the chapel at 11:00. A short graveside service for the family will be held at Monte Vista Cemetery at Noon.

Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting www.MercerFuneralHome.com Mercer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Mrs. Helen Davis Jarrett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Anna Starnes Scholarship Fund, c/o Bland Street United Methodist Church, 2620 Bland Road, Bluefield, WV 24701.

1
Text Only
Obituary Archives
  • Ms. Bessie Stacy Keene

    CEDAR BLUFF, Va. — Ms. Bessie Stacy Keene, age 92, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia departed from this life on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in a local Richlands hospital.

    April 21, 2014

  • Leonard (Bob) R. Richard Jr. Leonard (Bob) R. Richard Jr.

    SUMMERFIELD, Fla. — Leonard (Bob) R. Richard, Jr., 69, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rev. Aaron Thomas Godfrey Rev. Aaron Thomas Godfrey

    CHICAGO, Ill. — Rev. Aaron Thomas (Tommy) Godfrey, of Chicago, formerly of Bluefield, W.Va. made his transition on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in the Vistas Hospice Unit of Mercy Hospital in Chicago.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Earl French Hadden Earl French Hadden

    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Earl French Hadden, of Wilmington, NC died April 17, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances Loredith Yates Frances Loredith Yates

    BIG ROCK, Va. — Frances Loredith Yates, Age 77, Big Rock, Virginia passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Grundy, Virginia.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sonja Fay Kirk Davis

    NORTH TAZEWELL, Va. — Sonja Fay Kirk Davis, age 36, of North Tazewell, VA died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at her home.

    April 20, 2014

  • Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters

    BLUEFIELD — Lurinda Virginia Whittaker Walters, 87, of Bluefield, died Sunday, April 13, 2014  Kissito Healthcare of Bland County in Bastian, VA.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janice Ann Ollis

    BLUEFIELD — Janice Ann Ollis, 61, of Bluefield, formerly of Bramwell, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the home of her daughter.

    April 20, 2014

  • Helen JoAnn Lester Helen JoAnn Lester

    PANTHER — Helen JoAnn Lester, know to most as "Grandma", 76, of Panther, WV, passed away peacefully April 17, 2014 at her home.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • George Pearis Damewood III George Pearis Damewood III

    WARRENTON, Va. — George Pearis Damewood III of Warrenton, VA passed away April 16, 2014 at Sunrise Assisted Living, VA on his 88th birthday.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo