James DeVault

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James Ray DeVault, 83, of Marble Hill died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at his home.

He was born April 30, 1924, at Leon, W.Va., son of Pinkney Ray and Oma May Hernman DeVault.

He and Carolyn Sue Nance were married Aug. 10, 1975.

He had worked as a welder at Marette Shipyards in Point Pleasant, W.Va. He moved to this area in 1980 from Kingston, Ill., and was a member of the Patton Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn DeVault of Marble Hill; five sons, James R. DeVault Jr. of Fulton, Ill., David DeVault of Marble Hill, Michael DeVault of DeKalb, Ill., Nathan DeVault of Cape Girardeau, Gene Findley of Millersville; two daughters, Staci Hefner of Marble Hill, Traci Smith of Patton, Mo.; two sisters, Florence Shirley of Leon, Mary Ann Sayer of Point Pleasant; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, a brother and a sister.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Liley Funeral Home in Patton.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Eugene McIntosh and Carl Odell, and Georgia McIntosh officiating.

Burial will be James Cemetery in Marble Hill.