Mary Javins Merritt – born May 30, 1936 at Peytona, Boone County, WV.  Daughter of Harry H. and Wilma Carroll Javins.  Mary graduated from Sherman High School, Seth WV in 1954; Attended Charleston School of Commerce; Member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, Jackson County, WV.  Mary worked as an assistant to the Governor during the first Underwood Administration, she served 24 years as Treasurer of Ripley Midget League Football; she also was one of five founding members of the Ripley High School Athletic Boosters serving with that organization for many years.  Mary also served on the Ripley High School LSIC and as Treasurer of her church.   

   Survived by: Sons – Timothy (Cheryl, Austin, Bethany); Princeton, WV, Dwayne (Cooper, Carson), Evans, WV; David, Ripley, WV; Michael (SueAnn, Braylea), Williamstown, WV; Jeff, Ripley, WV; Sisters: Harriet Javins Harless (Danny, Robin), Huntington, WV; Judy Javins Ballard (Kris, Amanda, Caroline), Peytona, WV; Special Family: Velma Woods (Alonda, Jennifer, Winnie), Romney, WV; The family of the late Gerald and Betty Merritt (Lisa, Kevin, Chrissy), Winchester, VA; Merlyn & Shireen Merritt (Paula, Michael), Troutville, VA.  

   Mary has donated her body to medical science.  A memorial service will be held at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Leroy, WV on January 6th, 2018 at 12:30pm.  Prior to the memorial service the family will visit with those wishing to share in celebrating memories 10am – 12 noon.  Burial: Private family service at a later date: Javins Family Cemetery, Peytona, WV.  

   Mary asked: Omit of flowers please make donations to Mill Creek Baptist Church and/or Ripley High School Football Program.