Viola Elizabeth James Jarvis, 95, of Millers Creek passed away Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Chris Byrne officiating. Burial was in the Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m., prior to the service at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.

Mrs. Jarvis was born June 15, 1924, in Wilkes County to W.B. and Nellie Anderson James. She was a homemaker, and loved to sew and garden. Mrs. Jarvis retired from L&L Manufacturing. She was a lifelong member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church and attended Welcome Home Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jarvis was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Carson Jarvis; two sisters, Oma Laws and Charlotte Jordan; and five brothers, Joe, Noah, Jesse, Calvin and Doug James.

She is survived by two daughters, Libby Elledge and husband, Benny, of Statesville and Gloria South and husband, Roy, of Lexington; a son, Ernie Jarvis and wife, Susan, of Canton, Ga.; three grandchildren, Jeff Elledge and wife, Diane, Jaime Davies and husband, Geoff, and Julie S. Robinson and husband, Gerald; eight great-grandchildren, Ben Elledge, Nathan Davies, Emily Davies, Ava Robinson, Hannah Simpson, Emily Simpson, Mallory Simpson and Brooke Simpson; and two sisters; Jean Bell of West Virginia and Pauline Elmore of Roaring River.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Freida Smithey, 925 Old Highway 60, Wilkesboro, N.C. 28697 or Welcome Home Baptist Church, 132 Welcome Home Church Road, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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