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James Ralph Jarrell
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Birth: 1933
Lincoln County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1970
Wayne County
West Virginia, USA

James Ralph Jarrell, the son of Ralph and Mary Ellen Jones Jarrell, was born in 1933 in Hamlin, West Virginia. He graduated from the Kentucky Military Institute and Indiana University, and was an army intelligence officer. He came to Huntington in 1955 and was manager of the Guyan Lumber Company. He was 37 years old. His wife, Cynthia, was with him on the plane that crashed and killed everyone on board; they left two sons, Scott and James.

On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of 75 people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters. The event marked a boundary by which an entire community would forever measure time... before or after "The Crash". God bless those whose lives were lost on that evening; We honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation.

Rest peacefully, for all eternity.

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  Cynthia Scott Leslie Jarrell (1936 - 1970)
  Leslie Linda Jarrell (1956 - 1962)*
  James Ralph Jarrell (1959 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Plot: Abbey of Devotion Mausoleum
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Record added: Sep 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21570932
James Ralph Jarrell
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James Ralph Jarrell
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James Ralph Jarrell
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