James E. Gragg


James Ellet Gragg, 71 of Marlinton, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at the Pocahontas Center in Marlinton.

Born Dec. 7, 1946, at Dunmore, he was a son of the late Ellet and Edna McLaughlin Gragg.

He was also preceded in death by two sons, James E. Gragg Jr. and Jeffrey C. Gragg, and one sister, Rachel Gragg.

James was of the Methodist faith, a self-employed welder, member of the electrical union IBEW local 70, welding substitute teacher for PCHS for a year, past president of Marlinton Lions Club, past member of the Frost and Marlinton Volunteer Fire Departments and a 20-year member of the Marlinton Masonic Lodge 127 AF & AM.

Survivors include daughter, Jodi Zickefoose of Tallmansville, sons, Joey Gragg and wife Pam of Dailey, and James Randy Gragg of Harrisonburg, Virginia, grandchildren, Caleb Gragg, Crystal Mallow, Bailey Zickefoose, Kaden Nelson, Addison Gragg, Grayson Gragg, Heather Gragg, Randy Gragg and Kenny Gragg, three great-grandchildren, three sisters, May B. Richardson of Paris, Kentucky, Peggy J. McMillion and husband Quincey of Buckeye, and Bonnie M. Marshall and husband Richard of Lewisburg, brothers, Owen J. Gragg and wife Karen of Marlinton, and Charles E. Gragg of Lewisburg, and a best friend, Stewie Carpenter of Marlinton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Frost United Methodist Church with Pastor Jennie Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in the Gragg/Sprouse Cemetery in Frost with Masonic graveside services conducted by the Marlinton Masonic Lodge.

Visitation will be held Dec. 8 from 5-8 p.m. at Lantz Funeral Home in Buckeye.

In lieu of flowers, donation of sympathy may be made to the Frost or Marlinton Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com.