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James Carver

January 13, 1931 — March 29, 2015

James R. Carver, 84, of Portsmouth, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Huntington, WV.  Born on January 13, 1931, he was a son of the late William “Yad” Carver and Matilda Royster Carver, and was a retired brakeman for the Norfolk and Western Railroad.

Jim was also preceded in death by the mother of his children, Geneva Reed Carver, a daughter, Sandra Lodwick, three grandsons, Aaron Lodwick, Joseph Carver and Joshua Ratcliff; and three brothers, Fred, C. P. and Robert Carver.

Surviving are a son, James C. (Sherry) Carver of Wheelersburg; two daughters, Debra (Danny) Ratcliff of Rosemount and Christa Pettigrew of Rosemount; a very special life partner of 42 years, Rovena Hughes of Portsmouth; two brothers, Otis Carver of Schultz Creek, KY and Benjamin Carver of Wheelersburg; two sisters, Patsy Leadingham of Lucasville and Maxine Boggs of Firebrick, KY; six grandchildren, Jimmy (Cricket) Carver, Jared Carver, Daniel (Megan) Ratcliff, Jacki (John) Blesedell, Adam (Angie) Pettigrew and Ryan Lodwick; and several great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the BRANT FUNERAL SERVICE IN SCIOTOVILLE.

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