Flags lowered in honor of former state lawmaker

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia and U.S. flags on Capitol grounds in Charleston and all state-owned facilities in Wayne County are at half-staff in honor of former state Sen. Mack Clarkson Jarrell.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin ordered the flags to be lowered from dawn to dusk on Thursday for the day of services for the veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

The 88-year-old Ceredo native attended Ceredo-Kenova High School until he graduated early to join the Navy as a cadet.

Jarrell was an alumnus of the University of Virginia, Marshall University, the Chicago College of Podiatric Medicine and Ohio State University.

He practiced podiatry and taught at South Point High School. Following his retirement from teaching, he was elected to the West Virginia State Senate, where he served until 1988.

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