Jones, Marvin Carl

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Marvin Carl Jones, 79, of Narrows, Va., went to be with the Lord Friday, May 1, 2009, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in Roanoke, Va. Mr. Jones was a life long resident of Giles County and was born on May 24, 1929, and was a son of the late Luzon F. Jones and Delilah Crawford Jones. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Violet Juanita French Jones; and one sister, Elsie Blankenship. He was a retired employee of the Celanese Plant, in Narrows, Va. He is survived by one daughter, Sharon and husband, Jerry Blankenship, of Narrows, Va.; one granddaughter, Julie Ann Hughes, of Narrows; one grandson, Kristopher W. and wife, Christy Shrader, of Penhook; five greatgrandchildren; three brothers, Jack and Leon Jones, of Narrows, Mack Jones, of Bland; four sisters, Mildred Hall, of Mountain Home, Alaska, Lindell Ridenhour, of Concord, N.C., Joyce Hale, of Peterstown, W.Va., and Jane Palmer, of Oxford, Pa. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Givens Funeral Chapel, in Pearisburg, with the Rev. Dennis Martin officiating with burial following in the Fairview Cemetery in Narrows. The family will receive friends at the Givens Funeral Home Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Online condolences can be sent to the family at