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CEDAR BLUFF, Va — Ollena F. Jewell Sisk, age 90, of Cedar Bluff, VA passed away Monday, April 10, 2017 at the Commonwealth Assisted Living in Claypool Hill, VA. She was born July 28, 1926 to the late Loyal E. McCummins and Eva Harcelrode McCummins in Warren, OH. She taught school for 36 years. She began her teaching career in a one room school located in Pea Patch, VA. She later went on to teach at Whitewood, Cedar Bluff, and lastly at Raven. She was a member of Community Heights Church where she served many years as the Classic Seniors Group Leader.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Jewell; her second husband, Eulis Sisk; one son, James "Jim" Jewell; one sister, Patricia McCummins; two brothers, Loyal and Paul McCummins.
She is survived by one son, Charles Jewell of Richmond, VA; two step-daughters, Cynthia Hagy and husband Jerry of Bristol, VA and Deborah Frantzich and husband Gordon of King George, VA; one sister Arvadia Loewit of Dayton, OH; eleven grandchildren, Julene Dunford, Henry Jewell, Roy Jewell & wife Kristy, Marcus Jewell, Denise Jewell, Rene Matusevich & husband Dean, Leslie DeBusk & husband Craig, Neil Farmer & wife Mairah, Laura Frantzich, Lydia Whitesides and Caitlin Frantzich; sixteen great grandchildren Erin, Maddie, Elijah, Peyton, Emma, Noah, Gabby, Michael, Jocelyn, Daniel, Katelin, Matthew, Luke, Adah, Isalee and Alexis; several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, Virginia. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Friday, April 14, 2017 at Community Heights Church at Wardell, VA with the Rev. Delmar Somoskey, Roger Hankins and Dr. Marc Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenhills Memory Gardens at Claypool Hill, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Marcus Jewell, Roy Jewell, Elijah Dunford, Michael Cline, Dean Matusevich and Noah Jewell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Davis, Roger Hankins, Tom Keene, Jerry Hagy and Gordon Frantzich. Special thanks to Commonwealth Assisted Living and Legacy Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Community Heights Church, P.O. Box 618, Pounding Mill, VA 24637 or Legacy Hospice, 1963 Second Street, Richlands, VA 24641.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.SingletonFuneralService.com. Singleton Funeral Service is serving the Jewell/Sisk Family.
Published on April 12, 2017
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