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James R. Flannery

February 23, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

James Rufus Flannery, 77, of Coolville, Ohio, passed away Feb. 14, 2014, at his residence.

He was born May 8, 1936, in Olive Hill, Ky., a son of the late Clyde and Eva Marie Collins Flannery.

He was a former U.S. Marine serving in Korea. He was employed by the former Demuth Glass as a production worker. James enjoyed hunting, fishing and all outdoor activities. He was a devout Christian and attended Camden Temple Church.

James is survived by Dortha Jean Gregg of Walker, his wife from a former marriage; one daughter, Rebecca Ann Blevins (Shawn) of Parkersburg; three sons, James A. Flannery of Columbus, Ohio, Thomas R. Flannery (Janet) of Middlebourne, W.Va., and Steven B. Flannery and his companion, Georgia, of Boaz, W.Va.; two sisters, Linda Lyons of Parkersburg and Floretta Long of Washington, W.Va.; twin brothers, Ronald Flannery (Paula) of Mineral Wells, W.Va., and Donald Flannery (Alicia) of Ritchie County, W.Va.; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife from a former marriage, Barbara Lou; one brother, Jack Flannery; and one sister, Emma Kelly.

A memorial service for Mr. Flannery will be 2 p.m. Thursday, with Pastor Ray Tanner officiating, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 3005 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, W.Va. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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