Georgia Despina Arvon Price

October 17, 2019


Georgia Despina Arvon Price passed peacefully on Thursday October 17, 2019 at the age of 88.  Georgia is survived by her husband Bob Price of Sylvester, WV; son David (Pam) of South Charleston; grandsons Brad (Danielle) Price, Morgantown & Eric (Jill) Price Centreville, Va. Her great grandsons are Deacon & Clay Price.  Brothers are Manuel (Jean) Arvon, Nick (Mary Jane) Arvon, Charlie (Ella Sue) Arvon, and Sister Sophia Arvon Fincham.    Also surviving are 10 nephews and 5 nieces along with 14 great nieces & nephews.

Georgia was born on February 22, 1931 in Whitesville, WV to Pete & Beulah Arvon.  She graduated from Sherman High School in 1948.  After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Morris Harvey College, she began a 40 year teaching career.  She received her master’s degree from Marshall University in 1967.  Her first school was Whitesville Jr High School, then Fairview Elementary School (Kanawha County) and returned to Whitesville after a year.  In 1966 she moved to Sylvester Elementary where she served as a teacher & principal until 1989.  From 1989-1995, Georgia was the Principal at the school where she began her career, Whitesville Jr. High School. 

Along with her career as an educator, Georgia always worked alongside her brothers in the family business at Arvon’s Floral from 1949 through 2018.

Throughout her life, Georgia was very proud of her family, community, & country.  She demonstrated this passion through various activities of patriotism.  Her support & deep love for her country was instilled by her mother, Beulah, who was a Greek immigrant.  As a teacher & principal, Georgia made sure that her students understood the importance to demonstrate respect for our flag, country, & those who served to protect our country.  The traditional Veteran’s Day program at her schools was always moving & filled with pride.

Georgia was a charter member of the Sylvester Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff of Bellaire at Devonshire Memory Care Unit & Hospice of Greater Kanawha Valley.  A special thank you to her caregivers Amanda Hall & her mother Sue Westfall-Kinsmore for treating her with so much love & compassion.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 in the Sylvester Baptist Church Sylvester, WV at 12 o’clock noon with Pastor David Minturn and Pastor Tim Dillon officiating. Interment will follow in the Pineview Cemetery, Orgas, WV. The visitation will be Monday October 21 from 5 until 8:30 at the church and one hour before the service.

In lieu of flowers please donate the Sylvester Baptist Church, Sylvester, WV. 

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