The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.


March 17, 2013

Obituaries — Thursday, March 14, 2013


James Emery Irvin

James Emery Irvin, 80, of Princeton, formerly of Oak Hill, died March 7, 2013, at his daughter’s residence.

Born June 19, 1932, at Cowen, he was the son of the late Blaine and Sylvia Irvin.

James was a retired coal miner from Pittston Coal Company.

Surviving: his wife, Pattsy (Simons) Irvin; children, Virginia Cogar of Tennessee, Theresa Giles and her husband, Orval, of Fairdale, James Irvin of Cowen, Brida Rozas and her husband, Steve, of Cowen, Vicky Goddard of Union Bridge, Md., James Goddard of Glen Bernie, Md., and Yvonne Nunly and her husband, John, of Greensboro, N.C.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Bob of Florida; and  sisters, Mary and Betty, both of West Virginia.

Funeral was March 12 at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill. Entombment followed in High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

Elizabeth ‘Sis’ Ann Bozo Jarosz

Elizabeth “Sis” Ann Bozo Jarosz , 91, of Scarbro, died March 8, 2013, at Hidden Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Oak Hill.

Born Oct. 31, 1921, in Stonage, Va., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Julia Knausz Bozo. Sis was married to Leon B. Jarosz Sr. on Jan. 29, 1944, at Scarbro. He preceded her in death, as did her dear friend, James R. “Bob” Craver; sisters, Rosalie Blanar, Margaret Dixon, Julia Bozo and Mary Bozo; and brothers, Joseph Jr., and Elic Sr., along with her twin, Daniel.

Her childhood was spent in Beauty, Ky., and in 1935, the family moved to Scarbro.

Sis was a 1940 graduate of Oak Hill High School.

She was an employee of the Oak Hill Water Company.

In 1969, she received her LPN from the Raleigh County Vo-Tech and retired from Plateau Medical Center after 25 years of service.

An accomplished seamstress, her hobbies included crocheting and quilting, as well as other crafts. She was an avid reader and enjoyed walking and spending time with family.

Sis was a long-time member of the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was an active member of the Altar Society.

Before her health declined, Sis was a member of the Plateau District Quilters, the WV LPN Association, and the OHHS/CHS Alumni Association and a volunteer for Red Cross bloodmobiles, etc.

Surviving: daughter, Stephanie Graves and husband A. Leonard III of Sugar Grove; sons, Leon Jr. and wife JoAnn, and Michael Sr. and wife Debra, all of Scarbro; grandsons, Michael Jr. of Scarbro and children Joseph and Catherine, Stephen and wife Amy of Scarbro and children Catilyn and Elizabeth “Sis” Ann, Aaron Graves and wife Evelyn of Maidsville and children Skylar, Robbie and Presley, and Andrew Graves of Westover; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Mass of Christian burial will be on Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Oak Hill with Father Paul Yuenger officiating. Burial will be at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

The family requests flowers be omitted and that memorial donations be made to: SS Peter and Paul Catholic School, 123 Elmore Street, Oak Hill WV 25901; OHHS/CHS Alumni Association, Inc., PO Box 462, Oak Hill WV 25901; or the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be sent at

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.

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