Virginia L. James, 74, of Gallipolis, passed away, at 11:36 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University. Born December 8, 1939, in Gallipolis, she was the daughter of the late Clyde E. “Shorty” and Melva Watson Bennett. She retired after thirty three years of service from the Gallipolis Development Center. She was a member of the Gallipolis First Church of the Nazarene, member of the Red Hat Society, and a member of the Gallia County Senior Citizens.
Virginia is survived by her husband, Russell R. James, whom she married on April 16, 1957, in Letart Falls, Ohio. Two daughters, Teresa (Randy) Martin, Crown City, and Donna (Dwight) Woodyard, Gallipolis, five grandchildren, Nathan, Heath, and Lindsey Drummond, Joey and Jodi Woodyard, three great-grandchildren, Brayden Potter, Kendin Taylor, Jaxson Burgess, two step great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Michael Von, a brother, Donald Bennett, of Chillicothe.
In addition to her parents Virginia, was preceded in death by a brother Frankie Bennett.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday December 29, 2013 in the Gallipolis First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Gene Harmon officiating. Interment will follow in the Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service time at the church. Active casketbearers are Nathan Drummond, Heath Drummond, Joey Woodyard, Michael Taylor, Daniel Potter, Gary Walters.
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