FERRELL, James W. “Jim,” 73, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, died Friday, November 2, 2012 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling.

He was born near Dallas Pike, WV, on July 12, 1939, a son of the late William J. and Lillie F. Hughes Ferrell.

Jim was the first Allstate Insurance agent in Belmont County and retired after 22 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, a member of First Presbyterian Church in St. Clairsville, Weyer Lodge #541 F.& A.M. in Centerville, American Legion Post 159 in St. Clairsville, and a former member of the St. Clairsville-Richland Township Memorial Park Board and St. Clairsville Noon Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Glenda Mayberry Ferrell; a son, James A. “Jimmy” Ferrell; and his brothers, Roy E. and Paul E. Ferrell.

He is survived by a son, Rick (Faye) Ferrell; daughters Stacey (Doug) Longenette and Michelle (Kevin) Hendershot, all of St. Clairsville, and Beth (Steve) Richards of Circleville, OH; and son Nick (Tracy) Kowalski of Nashport, OH; his sister, Helen (John) Lucas of Valley Grove, WV; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and special friend Victoria.

The family will receive friends at the Toothman Funeral Home, St. Clairsville on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. and Monday from noon to 3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. with Belmont Co. Council of American Legion services at 7 p.m. then on Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, St. Clairsville from 9 a.m. to time of service at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Homer Harden officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Clairsville Soccer Association, 121 Beckett Court, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.