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THOMAS C. LEWIS

Air Force 02Thomas Connley Lewis, 85, of Letart, passed away June 27, 2015 at his home, following a sudden illness.

He was born Nov. 29, 1929 in Peytona, a son of the late Hollie Iris and Elma (Connley) Lewis. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dean Lewis.

He was a United States Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 140, New Haven. He was the owner and operator of Tom Lewis Drilling Inc. He was retired form Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, as a mill operator and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local No. 5668. Tom was also a member of the Mason County Tea Party and the Odd Fellows of Point Pleasant. He was a member of Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Hartford.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Barbara Mae (McKemy) Lewis of Letart; son, the Rev. Randy L. (Dawna) Parsons of Letart; daughter, Denise D. (Eric) Smailes of Buffalo; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 11a.m. Monday, June 29, at Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, Hartford, with the Rev. Randy L. Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Kentuck.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church.

CHARLES BERTRAND “CHUCK” GRISSO

grisso, charlesCharles Bertrand “Chuck” Grisso, 80, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away June 26, 2015, at his home.

He was born January 5, 1935, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late James Bertrand and Vera Irene (Betz) Grisso. His grandson, Jesse Brown, brother, Albert Lewis, and a sister, Ada Jeffords also preceded him in death.

Chuck was a United States Army veteran. He was formerly employed by Kaiser Construction and in 1990 retired from Ravenswood Aluminum as an inspector. He was a member of the United Steelworker Union, Local #5668, a member of the American Radio Relay League, and the NRA. He was also a member and trustee of the Ravenswood Church of God.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Martha Ellen (Davis) Grisso; daughters, Julie Cohenour Army 02(Curtis) of Albany, OH, Tracy Ihle (Jim) and Lori Brown all of Ravenswood, and Amy Allen (Timmy) of Mount Alto; brother, Michael Durnell of Port Charlotte, FL; grandchildren, Bret Matthew Wilson, Heidi Wilson, Cody Brown, and Elizabeth Cohenour, and great grandchildren, Isabella Wilson, Abigail Wilson and Jackson Wilson.

Service will be 3 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Brian Haber officiating. Burial will follow in the Silverton Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Jesse Brown Baseball Scholarship. Donations can be left at the funeral home, or WESBANCO.  

DONNA STEWART

Donna Jean Stewart, 79, of Mason, WV, passed away June 25, 2105, in the Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH following an extended illness.

She was born June 21, 1936, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Gordon Albert and Minnie (Harper) Deaver. Her brother, Ray and sister, Faye also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and sewing. She attended the Mount Moriah Church and the Community Tabernacle Church.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond O’Dell Stewart; daughters, Priscilla Oliver of Wilmington, OH, Jacqueline “Jackie” McDonough (Paul) of Kenna, Robin Paxton of Walton, and Marie Stewart of Tampa, FL, Terry Lynn Shaffer (Jeff) of Shaffer of St. Albans; son, Michael D. Hinkle of Big Chimney; brothers, Michael Deaver, Paul Deaver, Allen Deaver, Robert Deaver and Gordon Deaver; sisters, Nancy Rufton, Sue Deaver, Jean Deaver, and 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Billy Casto officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.

TERRY ALLEN NANCE

Army 02Terry Allen Nance, 56, of New Haven, WV, passed away June 25, 2015, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born August 18, 1958, in Huntington, WV, a son of the late Billy and Ruth L. (Wallace) Nance.

He was a United States Army veteran and enjoyed fishing and NASCAR. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Jan Louise (Waggoner) Nance; son, Travis Allen and his wife
Kasey Nance of New Haven; daughter, Bridgett Louise and her husband Justin Nance of New Haven; brother, Ronny Nance of Ashton; three grandchildren and his dog, Zeke.


Graveside service with military rites will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Moore’s Chapel Cemetery, Ashton, WV, with Pastor Ted Nance officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

BETTY J. (NICHOLSON) HICKMAN

hickman, betty_0001Betty Jane (Nicholson) Hickman, 71, of Evans, WV, passed away June 25, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born February 10, 1944, in Burnsville, WV, a daughter of the late Doy Lee and Lucinda (McHenry) Nicholson. Her husband, Jerry M. Hickman, and her brother, Truman Nicholson also preceded her in death.

Betty was a retired cook from M&R Truck Stop, Ripley, and she enjoyed flower gardening and yard sales. She had attended the Creston Church and most recently attended the Longview Community Church.

Survivors include her sons, Ronald Hickman (Penny) of Evans, Billy Hickman (May) of Annandale, VA, and Kevin Hickman (Jeanie) of Point Pleasant; daughter, Paula Hudnall of Ripley; stepson, Ronnie Hickman (Jackie) of Albuquerque, NM; stepdaughter, Verlinda Huey (Dominique) of Millers, MD; brother, Norman Nicholson of Ravenswood; sister, Beatrice Nicholson of Ripley, 19 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Service will be 5 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Dwight Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of service on Sunday, at the funeral home. Committal service will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 29, at Creston Cemetery.

LEWIS RAY YOUNG

UMWALewis Ray Young, 83, of Letart, WV, passed away June 24, 2015, in West Columbia, WV, due to a sudden illness.

He was born November 17, 1931, in Mason City, WV, a son of the late Leo Franklin Young Sr. and Ora Dove (Warner) Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Leo F. Young Jr. and James P. Young; granddaughter, Ashley Brooke Whitlatch.

He was a retired coal miner from the Lieving mine and Meigs mine # 31. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local # 1857, Chester, OH. He enjoyed woodworking and was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Naomi Florence (Goodnite) Young; sons, Steven R. (Darlene) Young of Marietta, OH, and Kenneth L. (Becky) Young of Parkersburg, WV; daughters, Gloria Whitlatch of Plains, OH, and Mindy (Sherman) White, of Pomeroy, OH; step-daughters, Shirley Roush of TN, Sharon Fields, of Wayne, WV, and Lisa (Mark) Fowler, of Fairplain, WV; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Shefflet of Columbus, OH, and Leora ”Tudie” Krebs, of Point Pleasant, WV, and his special dog Sheba.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Charlie Hargraves officiating. Burial will follow in Broad Run Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 11 am until time of service Saturday, at the funeral home.

GLADYS BERGDORF

Bergdorf_0002Gladys Marie Bergdorf, 66, of Ripley, WV, passed away June 22, 2015, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, Charleston, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born January 6, 1949, in Rock Castle, WV, the daughter of the late Jarrett L. Parsons and Aulene Pearl (Morrison) Parsons Parrish. Her son, Matthew Bergdorf, who passed away June 20, 2015; brother, Robert Parsons; sister, Brenda Parsons, and her stepfather, Kenneth Parrish also preceded her in death.

Gladys was formerly employed as a secretary for Kaiser Aluminum and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, farming, gardening, canning and taking care of her family.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Dale Ellis Bergdorf; daughter, Angela Bergdorf Lane (Greg) of Red House; grandchildren, Kensey Bergdorf of Morgantown, Blake Bergdorf, Jacob Bergdorf, and Isaac Bergdorf all of Ripley; brother, Lee Parsons of Gandeeville, and sisters, Violet Barr of Evans, and Viola Litton of Fairplain.

A joint funeral service will be held for Gladys and her son, Matthew, 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Bill Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Parsons Cemetery, Gay. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday, at the funeral home.

MATTHEW BERGDORF

Bergdorf_0001Matthew Dale Bergdorf, 38, of Ripley, WV, passed away suddenly June 20, 2015, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV.

He was born October 1, 1976, in Marietta, OH, the son of Dale Ellis Bergdorf of Ripley, WV, and Gladys Marie (Parsons) Bergdorf who passed away June 22, 2015.

He served his apprenticeship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Parkersburg, and was the owner and operator of Bergdorf Electric, LLC. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, firearms, and spending time with his children.

Other survivors include his daughter, Kensey Bergdorf of Morgantown; sons, Blake Bergdorf, Jacob Bergdorf, and Isaac Bergdorf all of Ripley, and his sister, Angela Bergdorf Lane (Greg) of Red House.

A joint funeral service will be held for Matt and his mother, Gladys at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Bill Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Parsons Cemetery, Gay. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Thursday, at the funeral home.

JACQUELINE MUNDY

Private graveside services were held June 19, 2015, at Creston Cemetery, for Jacqueline Mundy with Pastor Heath Jenkins officiating. Ms. Mundy, formerly of Mason County, WV, was a long time resident of Princeton, NJ. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, assisted the family with local arrangements.

MARK ALLEN GILLESPIE

Mark Allen Gillespie, 58, of Ravenswood, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, at his home after a brief illness.

He was born January 28, 1957, in Fort Eustis, VA, a son of Sylvester Allen and Eleanor Sue (Moore) Gillespie of Ravenswood.

He was employed as an X-ray technician at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Rev. Kevin Allen Gillespie and his wife, Terri Lynn, of Hurlock, MD; sister, Pam P. Adams of Millwood; granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Atkinson of Point Pleasant; and nieces and nephews, Natasha, Sarah, Colter, Caleb, Ryan and Kyle.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, 719 Flinn St., Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Shauna Hyde officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow the service in Ravenswood Cemetery. Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, is assisting the Gillespie family.

MITCH HOUCHEN

 houchen, MitchMitch Randall Houchen, 54, of Cottageville, WV, passed away, June 15, 2015.

He was born March 17, 1961, in Charleston, WV, a son of Jeanette Ruth (Sayre) Houchen of Cottageville, and the late Charles Ray Houchen. His brothers, Rick Houchen and Gary Houchen also preceded him in death.

He was a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and he enjoyed motorcycles.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his brother, Tracy Houchen of Cottageville and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with his uncle, the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

DINAH CAROL YOUNG

Dinah Carol Young, 43, of Evans, WV, formerly of Spencer, passed away suddenly June 14, 2015, at her home.

She was born June 28, 1971, in Spencer, WV, a daughter of the late William Carl and Carole Rose (Midcap) Fields.

Dinah loved her family, her friends, spending time with her granddaughter and good times on Topsail Island Beach, NC.

Survivors include her loving son, Austin Young and her special daughter-in-law, Cierra, a beautiful granddaughter, Peyton F. Young and her best friend and long time companion, Thomas “Ed” Young, all of Evans; sister, Dana M. Tucker of Spencer, nephew, Evan Tucker of Parkersburg, and a niece, Brittani Tucker with the U.S. Navy in Gordon, CT.

At her request, there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.

DOLORES S. COULTER

Dolores Sylvia (Byrnside) Coulter, 80, of Flatwoods Road, Ravenswood, WV, was called to glory on June 12, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born September 4, 1934, in Garrets Bend, WV, a daughter of the late Ezra and Clara Byrnside. In addition to her parents, her brother, Luther T. Byrnside, and sisters, Alice Berisford, and Allie Carpenter also preceded her in death.


Dolores was a homemaker and member of the Ohio Valley Homemakers. She was a cashier and retail sales clerk in several stores. She attended the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, but most importantly, she was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Charles R. Coulter; her three sons, James R. Coulter (and his wife, Debra), of Ravenswood, Robert E. Coulter (and his wife, Sharon), of Middleburg, Florida, and Michael L. Coulter (and his wife, Mary), of Ravenswood. She is also survived by her sister, Alma Lovejoy of Fort Pierce, Florida, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart and Pastor Robert Coulter officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, June 15, 2015 at the funeral home.

ZALITHEA “ZIP” WALTERS

Zalithea “Zip” Walters, 76, of Cottageville, WV, passed away June 8, 2015, at her home.

She was born March 12, 1939, in Kentuck, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas H. and Adaline (Garrett) Counts. Her husband, John Walters; brothers, Zane Counts, Edsel Counts, Huey Counts and sisters, Izetta Biancaniello, Claudette Hicks, Sandra Sazlau, and Gwendolyn Lewis, also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed watching her granddaughter play sports.

Survivors include her sons, Huey Walters of Cottageville, and Scott Walters of Millwood; daughters, Marta Campbell of Cottageville, and Carla Bryant of LeRoy, and a sister, Phyllis Conaway of Kenna.

There will be no public services. Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley.

JACKIE EUGENE BEAVER

Jackie Eugene Beaver, 76, of Gallipolis, OH, passed away June 7, 2015, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV.

He was born October, 18, 1938 in Gallipolis, OH, a son of the late Cecil and Hazel (Williams) Beaver. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Leota Jean (Northrup) Beaver; brothers, Frank and Skeeter Beaver and a son-in-law, Billy Mullins.

He was a retired mechanic and cook for Gallipolis Developmental Center and enjoyed working on cars.

Survivors include his daughters, Jacqueline J. Gibbs and her husband Timothy of Letart, WV, and Paulette Mullins, of Gallipolis, OH; sisters, Shirley, Cathy and Betty; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

Graveside Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015, at Centenary Cemetery, Gallipolis, OH, with Pastor Glenn Rowe officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

LARRY LEE CUNDIFF

Larry Lee Cundiff, 57, of Ravenswood, WV, formerly of Middleport, OH, passed away June 2, 2015, in Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division, following a brief illness.

He was born June 10, 1957, in Pomeroy, OH, a son of the late Holbert Lee Cundiff and Violet Lorraine Neff of Ravenswood, WV.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include a son, Michael Bing of Pomeroy, OH, and two grandchildren.

Private services are under the direction of Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

EARL HENRY JOHNSON

Coast Guard Earl Henry Johnson, 91, of Mason, WV, passed away May 31, 2015, in U.S. FlagOverbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Middleport, OH.

He was born January 22, 1924 in Kaylong (West Columbia), WV, a son of the late George Phillip and Maggie Mae (Edwards) Johnson. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Mary Melba Johnson, brothers, Dana Johnson, Don Johnson, and Ralph Johnson and sisters, Ruth Cuber, Pauline Cunningham, Georgianna Shumake, and Leah Nell Johnson.

Survivors include sons, Earl Michael Johnson (Marie) of Pomeroy, OH, and Brian E. Johnson (Brenda) of Mason; daughter, Alice Faye Chapman of Mason; brother, Alton Johnson of Chester, WV; sisters, Lorna Johnson of West Columbia, Mary Capehart of Moundsville, and Doris Roberts of Mason; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was a United States Coast Guard Veteran. He was a retired receiving shipping supervisor for Stauffer Chemical Company. Earl enjoyed playing golf and had five holes in one. He was a member of the Riverside Golf Club, Mason, WV. He was a member of Modern Woodman of America and the Issac Walton League. Earl enjoyed trout fishing and enjoyed taking walks through town. Earl was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating, burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

EARL C. MONDAY

Army 02 Earl Cornelious Monday, 80, of Ripley, WV, passed away May 30, 2015,U.S. Flag at his home.

He was born May 2, 1935, in Kenna, WV, a son of the late Talmadge Cornelious and Clessie Lee (Harrison) Monday. His sister, Flavella Pearson and an infant brother also preceded him in death.

He was a United States Army veteran, a self-employed mechanic and former employee of the Devon Corporation. He enjoyed trading and showing cars.

Survivors include his companion of 35 years, Carol Hamon; sons, Earl Mark Monday (Pamela) of Ripley, Michael Matthew Monday (Barbara) of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Bill Hamon (Kathy) of Kenna; daughters, Wendy Monday Wolfe (Scott) of Ripley, and Melissa Starcher of Cottageville; 11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Andrew Robinson officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. American Legion Post #107, Ripley, WV, immediately following the service, will provide military honors.

DONNA ROSE SOUTHALL

Southall Donna Rose Southall, 80, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away May 30, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born March 1, 1935, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a daughter of the late Graham C. and Helen R. (Robinson) Whisnant.

She was the former owner and operator of D & J Sales in Ripley, and a member of the Crafty Ladies Group at her second home in Satellite Beach, FL. She was seamstress, an artist, enjoyed crocheting, and was a volunteer with the Jackson General Hospital Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Philip F. Southall; daughters, Donna Cunningham (David) of Liberty, WV, Tina Spears (Randy) of Elizabeth, CO, and Debra Rose Bonsavage of Bradenton, FL; sister, Judy Daly (Mike) in TN, She was a loving grandmother to Jennifer and Dustin Spears, Ty, Ryan and Brooke Carter, Kayla and Kara Cunningham, Michael and Rachel Silverman, and David Bonsavage.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Donna’s caregivers, Joyce Osborne and Polly Honeycutt.

Service will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville.

RUTH SMITH

Smith, RuthRuth Naomi Smith, 99, of Racine, OH, passed away May 29, 2015, at her home.

She was born December 29, 1915, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Aaron M. and Mary B. (Dusky) Grady. Her husband, Benjamin Harrison Smith; sons, Jimmy Smith, Carroll Smith, and Eugene Smith; brothers, Dwaine Grady, Harold Grady, Dwight Grady, and sisters, Rachel Knight, Emma Scarberry, Wanda Powell, Betty Reed and an infant sister, Juanita Grady also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

Survivors include her sons, Scottie Smith of Chester, OH, Kenny Smith of Mount Alto, WV, and Curtis Smith of Jane Lew, WV; daughters, Mary Weedo of Ormond Beach, FL, Connie Stinson of Frankfort, OH, and Penny Elam of Racine, OH; brothers, Clark Wayne Grady of Lafayette, IN, Blaine Grady of Portland, OR, and Walter Grady of Athens, AL; sisters, Luda Arnott of Mount Dora, FL, and Mary Fontain of Spencer, WV, and 95 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre and Pastor Randy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Letart Falls Cemetery, Letart Falls, OH. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

DAVID LOCKHART

Lockhart David Carrol Lockhart, 71, of Parkersburg, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg, W.Va.

He was born Jan. 6, 1944, in Windy, W.Va., a son of the late Noel Hubert and Ida Mae (Brotton) Lockhart. In addition to his parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

David was retired from O. Ames Company, Parkersburg, WV. He was a Vietnam War United States Army veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the North American Fishing Club. His hobbies included crocheting and fishing, and he attended the Big Tygart United Methodist Church, Mineral Wells, WV.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay (Andrick) Lockhart of Parkersburg; sons, Samuel Lockhart and his wife, Christina, of Parkersburg, Robert Lockhart and his wife, Sherri, of Palestine, and Stephen Lockhart and Dolly Simmons of Grantsville; daughter, Carol Hanel and her husband, Patrick, of Marietta, Ohio; five brothers; five sisters; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Rodney Blanchard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post # 6669, Ravenswood, WV, following service at the funeral home.

 

ROBERTA RILEY

Riley, Roberta Roberta Riley, 59, of Ridgeway, MO, passed away May 27, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, St. Louis.

She was born April 1, 1956, in Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late Robert Cecil and Manzetta (Patterson) Campbell.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, working puzzles, and her animals. She attended the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Ronald Darrel Riley; son, George Campbell of Alliance, NE; brothers, Robert “Shorty” Campbell of Parkersburg, Gary Campbell of Malvern, OH, Larry Campbell of Alliance, NE, and a sister, Susan Bannister of New Virginia, IA.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, June 1, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with a procession leaving at 10:30 a.m. for the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV, where a graveside service will be held with Pastor Douglas Garten officiating.

LAWRENCE RICHARD WOLFE

wolfe, Lawrence photocat Lawrence Richard Wolfe, 90, of Frozen Camp, WV, passed away May 24, 2015, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born September 19, 1924, in Letart, WV, a son of the late Lawrence Perry and Virginia (Howard) Wolfe. His sisters, Beulah Webb, Alice Randolph, Elsie Roach, and an infant grandson, Michael Hoffman also preceded him in death.

He was a retired carpenter from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and a member of United Steelworks Union, Local #5668. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed making grandfather clocks. Lawrence, was an active member and deacon of the Mill Creek Baptist Church, and devoted his life to Christ and his family.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Rose Marie (Kirkpatrick) Wolfe; Matthew 11-28daughters, Debra Hoffman (John) of Mount Alto, and Patricia Hupp (Terry) of Oxford, OH; sons, Richard Wolfe (Christine) of Maryville, TN, and Timothy Wolfe (Patricia) of Middlesex, NC; grandchildren, Travis Hoffman, Matthew Hupp, Jill Hupp, Stefan Wolfe, Derek Wolfe, Lindsay Wolfe and Leah Wolfe, and great grandchildren, Grace and Mattie Hupp.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Mill Creek Baptist Church, Frozen Camp, with Pastor Bob Keen and the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

MARCIA LYNN “JORGE” JACKSON

Jackson, JorgeMarcia Lynn “Jorge” Jackson, 57, of Williamstown, WV, passed away May 22, 2015, at her home.

She was born January 25, 1958, in Painesville, OH, the daughter of Mary Emogene “Jean” (Rogers) Beverage Templeton, and the late Walter W. Beverage. Her stepfather, William Templeton also preceded her in death. Jorge also endured three miscarriages and is now reunited with her children.

She was raised in Eastwood, WV, and as a child, was given the nickname “Jorge” by her sister, Debi.

Jorge gave her life to the Lord many years ago and enjoyed singing His praises until cancer brought it to an end, but started a new era of witnessing for His glory while battling the disease. She attended the Bethesda Baptist Church, Palestine, WV, and loved her brothers and sisters in Christ who are too numerous to mention. She became a bonded friend to all the caregivers at Strecker Cancer Center, Marietta, OH.

In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband and the love of her life, Ed Jackson; stepson, E.J. Jackson and his wife, Rejeanna; step granddaughter, Amillia; sister, Debi and stepsisters, Brenda Webb (Greg) and Dorcas Carmichael (Rob).

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Dale Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Jorge was granted a wish from the Dream Foundation, and in lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Dream Foundation, 1528 Chapala Street # 304, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

ROBERT RALPH STANLEY

Stanley, Bob websiteRobert Ralph Stanley, 73, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born November 25, 1941, in Branchland, WV, a son of the late Frank Willard and Ruby Myrl (Franklin) Stanley. His brothers, Ronald Gene Stanley and James F. Stanley, also preceded him in death.

Robert was a self-employed carpenter. He was a retired carpenter and brick mason from Century Aluminum, Ravenswood and a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local #5668. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking, singing in the choir and in his early years sang in the Gospel Four Quartet. He attended the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathleen (Dow) Stanley; daughter, Lori Ann Staats of Evans; brother, Paul Stanley and his wife, Nancy, of Huntington; stepdaughter, Kandy L. Prater of Fairplain; stepson, Chad E. Comer of Ravenswood; step-grandchildren, Brandee, Jeremiah, Michaella, Alexia, Taylor, Jaala, Cierra; and step great-granddaughter, Hailynn.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

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