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Hallett "Hal" Ward Jarvis, Sr.

May 8, 1925 July 27, 2018
Hallett "Hal" Ward Jarvis, Sr.
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DURHAM: Hallett (Hal) Ward Jarvis Sr. age 93 of Durham NC passed away peacefully on Friday, July 27, 2018 at his home in Durham.

Hal grew up in Belhaven, Asheboro and Charleston SC. He attended Duke University from 1944-1948 where he met his wife Marie Smith. Hal served the public from 1965-1980. He owned 2 restaurants, La Pizza in Carrboro NC and Barn Drive Inn on East Main Street in Durham, NC. Hal was a member of Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham NC. He was a loving husband and father and will be missed.

Hal was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Ralph Jarvis of Sladesville NC and Harriett Louise Ward of Jamesville NC; and brother, Thomas R. Jarvis, Jr. of Winston-Salem. Surviving are his wife, Marie Smith Jarvis; children, Harriett Marie Stepuch and husband Richard Stepuch, Ward Jarvis and wife Sherri Wright Jarvis; grandchildren, Dr. Carmen Yates and husband Jeremy Yates, Kimberly Woodruff and husband Brendon Woodruff, Kelly Stepuch, Dr. Kevin Jarvis and wife Leah Whitt Jarvis, Dr. Scott Jarvis and wife Dr. Emily Wilson Jarvis; and great-grandchildren, Sadie and Nolan Yates, Addisyn and Grant Woodruff, Juliana Stepuch.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 4th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Helen Svoboda-Barber officiating. The family will receive friends following the service for a reception at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church: 1737 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705; or Duke HomeCare and Hospice: Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Dr., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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11:00 AM 8/4/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke's Episcopal Church

1737 Hillandale Road
Durham, NC 27705

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
1737 Hillandale Road Durham 27705 NC
United States

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