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Sandra Kay Martin

Sandra Kay Martin, 67, of Ripley, WV, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020, at the J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a sudden illness.

She was born October 3, 1953, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Grovie Mae (Dixon) Martin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Jimmy Leroy Martin, Orville Lee Martin, Alvah Lee Martin, William F. Martin; sisters, Ethel Mae Myers and an infant sister.

Sandra loved life and was a homemaker. She enjoyed shopping at various thrift stores, spending time with her grandchildren and her three dogs, Trixie, Skippy and Nikki.

Survivors include her son Floyd Southall III (Geraldine “Gerri” Bess) of Nitro, WV; brothers, Eugene Martin of Leroy, Danny Martin of Evans; sisters, Roberta Martin of Evans, Rosetta Sayre of Ripley, Carolyn Anderson of Leroy; grandchildren, Cody, Joey, Tasha; great grandchildren, Bailey, Abby; many nieces and nephews and lifelong companion, Floyd Southall Jr.

Service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

John Lawrence Arnott

John Lawrence Arnott, 73, of New Haven, WV, passed away October 21, 2020, at home, following an extended illness.

He was born December 9, 1946, in Racine, OH, a son of the late William and Helen (Sellers) Arnott.

John Arnott loved Jesus. His love for Jesus led him to passionately love those around him; ready to help however he could to those that he knew were hurting. John faithfully attended Faith Baptist Church serving as a trustee and teaching classes often doing all that he could to advance the cause of Christ. He encouraged those around him to demonstrate God’s love how they could where they were. His life was an example of sharing God’s love and the path Jesus has given us to heaven. John has went to be with his Lord but his testimony continues to inspire those who knew him to love people how God loves them. John gave us an example of living by faith, trusting that God was in control and that God had a plan in every circumstance. He lived a life of joy filled faith that will be deeply missed by his family, his church family, and the countless people he invested his life into. John was very passionate about sports and enriching the lives of young people to reach their full potential. He loved the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes. He enjoyed golf and encouraged others to learn the sport. He was a leader and a coach in many sports. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren grow in their sports, academic and professional careers. John was an accomplished educator in Meigs County for 31 years as well as Wahama and Point Pleasant High Schools. He also served as the assistant principle and guidance counselor at Meigs Junior High. John coached several sports teams such as volleyball, softball, basketball, golf, and was an accomplished baseball player in his earlier years.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela (Frye) Arnott; children, Becky (Arnott) Weaver of Athens, OH, Kevin Arnott and his wife Rachael of Hudson, OH, Erica (Arnott) Giblin and her husband Mike of Columbus, OH; step-children, Lee Herdman of New Haven, Erica Smith and her husband Joey of Ripley, WV; brother, Bill Arnott of Pomeroy, OH; sister, Connie Brothers of Pomeroy, OH; grandchildren, Miles, Finlay, Georgia, Duncan, Riley, Savannah, Isha, Dalton and Ethan; great grandchildren, Saylor and Roman and a special companion dog, Mia. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Private interment will take place in the Letart Falls Cemetery, Racine, OH.

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the family requests that all in attendance wear a mask/facial covering while inside the funeral home.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.foglesongfuneralhome.com

Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

Cadence Davis-Martin

Cadence Wryn Davis-Martin, 20, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 15, 2020.

She was born November 26, 1999, in Lexington, KY, the daughter of Jeff and Dawn Jackson Lassiter.

Cadence was an artist and loved music. She was compassionate, generous and loved her cats, Sylvester and Shadow; and enjoyed spending time with her two brothers, Eddie and Drake Davis-Martin. She was her family’s sunshine, and now she will forever be their shining star. Cadence was a good friend and always appreciated a good joke. She was supportive, and a loving caretaker, and humanitarian. Cadence worked at Ravenswood Food Fair, she was pursuing a degree in business and was a straight A student.

She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Charles and Loretta Mahan, and Denzil and Eloise Jackson.

Survivors include her life partner, Patrick Porter of Ravenswood; her parents; brothers Drake and Eddie Davis-Martin, of Ravenswood, WV; sisters Casey and Shelby Lassiter of Spencer; maternal grandparents, Steve and Donna Jackson of Millwood; grandmother, Margaret “Lynn” Lassiter; Paternal great grandmother, Margaret “Honey” Wing of Arnoldsburg; aunts Erin Skeens (Jason) of Ravenswood, Carmen Totten (Damon), of Silverton, Shannon Inlow of Florida, Megan (Rick) Lacy of St. Albans, Kara Monette of Pt. Pleasant, Sarah Wilson of FL; uncles, Bill Jackson (Candace) of Japan and Larry Lassiter of AZ; cousins, Cassidy, Dallas, Hayli J., Laura, Willow, Lydea, Nate, Corbin, Hayley S., Emma, Jacob, Dominique, Sorrow, Severus, Shannon, and Greg; and special friend Angela Porter of Ravenswood

A celebration of life will be held at noon, Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Riverfront Park in Ravenswood. Masks are required per family request for all in attendance.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

 

David Clark Lowman

David Clark Lowman, 83, of Hartford, WV passed away October 14, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 4, 1937 in Atlanta, GA and is the son of the late Willard and Dorothy Clark Lowman.

David was a United States Army veteran. He retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company as a mechanic. He loved the Lord and was a devout family man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Derek Badgley.

Left behind to cherish his memory, is his loving wife, Ella Jean Meadows Lowman of Hartford; four sons, Benjamin Lowman (Melinda) of Charleston, WV, David Lowman of Middleburg, VA, William Lowman (Angela) of Columbus, OH and Dalton Badgley of Hartford, WV; three daughters, Jennifer Young of New Haven, WV, Melinda Wooden (Don) of Middleburg, VA and Lori Lowman of FL; one daughter in law, Susan Badgley of Nashville, TN; 15 grandchildren, Morgan, Madison, Justin, Madeline, Joshua, Nichole, Jason, Lauren, Ryan, Annie, Ella, Kaitlyn, Sage, Sailor, and Karleigh; and many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M.~ Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Letart, WV with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong- Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Online condolences may be shared with the family at: foglesongfuneralhome.com

 

Thomas Lee O’ Bryan 

Thomas Lee O’ Bryan, 74, of Mason, WV passed away October 15, 2020 at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, OH. He was born December 15, 1945 in Johnstown, OH. He is the son of the late Rev. John O’ Bryan Sr. and Elda Mae Saunders O’ Bryan.

Thomas was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran. He was a member of Steelworkers Union Local 5171 and retired from Foot Mineral.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Reverends John Jr., Edward and Paul O’ Bryan; Richard O’ Bryan, Marjorie Mann and Ruthann Weaver.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stella Kimes O’ Bryan of Mason; one brother, Charles O’ Bryan of Mansfield, OH; sister in law, Shelby O’ Bryan of Delaware, OH; a special niece, Lori Kimes who was with him until the end; and two special fur babies Daisy Mae and Rose Marie.

A memorial service and military rights will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family. Foglesong- Casto Funeral Home in Mason, WV is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at: foglesongfuneralhome.com

 

James Delbert Corbin

James Delbert Corbin, 82, of Kenna, WV, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

He was born February 19, 1938, in Kenna, a son of the late James Perry and Lorena (Winter) Corbin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Brenda Louise Corbin; brothers, Robert “Bob” Corbin, Gary Corbin and three sisters, Mary Lou Painter, Doris Corbin and Maggie Koontz.

James was a United States Army veteran. He retired from DuPont in Belle as a pipe insulator with 35 years of service. James was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include his daughter, Tia Dawn Sharp and her husband, Kenny of Kenna; sisters, Frances Fisher of Charleston, Shirley Bibbee of Stockbridge, GA and Vera Rader of Evans, WV.

Services will be private. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife in the Grass Lick Baptist Cemetery, Kenna.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Edward Cobb

Edward Lee Cobb, 79, of Statts Mills, WV, passed away October 6, 2020 at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born August 14, 1941, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late John and Lucy (Brown) Cobb.

He was a United States Army veteran, He was a former employee of the Davey Tree Company, and a security guard.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Ganiel of Statts Mills, WV and a daughter, Crystal Joyce.

Private interment will be in Plum Orchard Cemetery, Plum Orchard, WV.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Norma Jean Keefer

Norma Jean Keefer, 86, of Leon passed away October 7, 2020. Norma was born on June 19, 1934 in Middleport, OH. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Albert and Anna Ward Fife.

Norma had worked as a nursing assistant and retired from Pleasant Valley Hospital. Norma was also a great homemaker, cook and made the world’s best Lemon Meringue Pie. She attended Evans Church of God and enjoyed taking care of her grandson Ryan Rayburn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded her husband James Paul Keefer; siblings, Reba, Buddy and Junior Fife; and two brother in laws, Jack Riggs and Joe Keefer.

Norma is survived by her daughter Paula Rayburn of Leon, WV; one grandson, Ryan Rayburn; a brother, Roscoe Fife (Linda) of Gallipolis; three sisters, Maxine Keefer (George) and Marie Keefer both of Leon and Deloris Riggs of Letart, WV; and one godson, Rodney Keefer.

Funeral services will be Sunday October 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Casto Funeral Home in Evans, WV with Rev. Ben Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 PM until time of the service.

Condolences may be shared with the family at: castofuneralhome.com

Michael Lee Boggess

Michael Lee Boggess, 72, of Kenna, WV, passed away October 7, 2020, at the Hubbard Hospice House, CAMC following an extended illness.

He was born January 3, 1948, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Knoble and Sarah Bondenia (Chancey) Boggess.

Mike was a United States Army veteran and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was a retired well tender and enjoyed deer hunting, coon hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Caroline (Stover) Boggess; the pride and joy of his life, his two daughters, Amy Hinzman (Paul) and Michelle Bostic (Jimmy); grandchildren, Kiana Lanham, Michael Lanham, Jimmy Lee Bostic and Gracie Bostic; and a sister, Patricia Jones (Rusty).

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the Grasslick Cemetery, Kenna, with the Rev. Tim Showen officiating and military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard.

David Wayne Lineberry

David Wayne Lineberry, 66, of Sissonville, WV passed away at his residence on October 2, 2020. David was born June 19, 1954 in LaFollette, TN and is the son of the late Otie and Eula Stanford Lineberry.

David enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, riding his motorcycle and cooking. He was a hard worker and loved spending time with his dog “Sally.”

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Patricia Walton Lineberry and a granddaughter Emma Mae Johnson.

He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Johnson (Brian) of Mooresville, NC; step-children, Kayla Jones (Chris Via) of Cross Lanes, WV and Damron Walton (Conda) of Sissonville, WV; siblings, Gary Lineberry (Bonnie) of Ripley and Traci Satterwhite of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Sarah, Abram and Luke Johnson; nephew, Phillip Satterwhite (Amanda) of Apex, NC; and a great nephew Granville Satterwhite of Apex, NC.

A gathering of friends and family will be Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 5:00- 8:00 PM at Casto Funeral Home, 157 Evans Road, Evans, WV 25241.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.Online condolences may be sent to the family at: castofuneralhome.com

Edna Marie Grimm

Edna Marie (Reed) Grimm, 91, of New Haven, WV, passed away October 5, 2020 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV.

She was born May 30, 1929 in Hartford, WV, a daughter of the late James and Mina (Lavender) Reed. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy D. Grimm, Sr.; brothers, Cecil Reed, Ernest Reed, Arthur Reed, Bill Reed; sisters, Edith Wolfe, Rachel Smith, and Addie Mae Bush.

Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Fathers House Church, Hartford, W.V. She enjoyed attending gospel sings, watching westerns and game shows, and crocheting.

She is survived by her son, Roy D. (Sandra) Grimm of New Haven; daughters, Phyllis Hoffman of New Haven and Tina (Rick) Rottgen of Waxhaw, N.C.; grandchildren, Katelyn Rottgen (Hunter Baucom), Andrew (Barbie) Grimm, Adam (Candy) Grimm, Terry (Trish) Gilkey; seven great grandchildren; one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020 at Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2020 at the funeral home.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

James Leo Sargent

James Leo Sargent, 92, of Ripley, WV, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, October 3, 2020 in Ravenswood Village following an extended illness.

He was born October 10, 1927, a son of the late William Thurston and Louie Gray (Bailey) Sargent. His first wife Cleatice (Barnett) Sargent; second wife, Isabelle Elizabeth (Stone) Sargent; brothers, Junior and John; sister Patty and two infant sisters also preceded him in death.

Leo was United States Army veteran, a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways and retired from the maintenance department for the Jackson County Board of Education. He enjoyed attending church, bowling, NASCAR, boxing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Riggs (Gary L.); grandchildren, Gary J. Riggs (Kristy) and Carrie E. Miihlbach (Jason); great grandchildren, Makiah, Emily, Mashala, Brandt, Colton, Preston and Milea; brothers, Dwight Sargent (Jenny) of Pinch, Charles Sargent (Becky) of Rockingham, VA, Dale Sargent (Sherrel) of Given, Delmas Sargent (Ellen) and Tracy Sargent (Brenda) all of Columbus, OH, and sisters, Kathern Durst of Leon and Jean Hopkins of Rock Castle.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with his brother, Charles Sargent officiating. Private burial will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Rock Castle. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Aaron Kaylor

Aaron Robert Kaylor, 40, of Hartford, WV, passed away September 29, 2020.

He was born September 30, 1979, in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of the late Janelle Ann (Kuhn) Kaylor and Jackson E. Kaylor and his step-mother Kitti Kaylor of West Columbia, WV.

In addition to his mother he was preceded by his grandparents, Elroy and Lucy Kaylor and Robert and Bea Kuhn.

Other survivors include, aunt and uncle, Kathy and Tommy Eure of Frankfort, WV, aunt, Robin Wolfe of Coolville, OH; special friends, William Hayes and Crystal and Franklin Richards.

There will be a private interment. There will be no public services.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting: foglesongfuneralhome.com

Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

Milford Gary Lewis

Milford Gary Lewis, 74, of Letart, WV, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born May 24, 1946, in Mason, WV, a son of the late Russell and Ruth (Johnson) Lewis.

Milford enjoyed farming, cows and other animals and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Donna (Phelps) Lewis; son, Gary (Natalie) Lewis of Missouri, and Brian Lewis of Clifton, WV; and a daughter, Renee (Aaron) Scarberry of New Haven, WV.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. ~ Thursday, October 1, 2020 in the Zerkle Cemetery, Letart, WV, with Pastor Brian Ross officiating.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting: foglesongfuneralhome.com

Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

Anthony Lee “Tony” Fields

Anthony Lee “Tony” Fields, 69, of Hartford, WV, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born April 22, 1951, in Mason, WV, a son of the late Earl and Maxine (Juhling) Fields.

Tony was a 1969 graduate of Wahama High School and retired from the maintenance department at Philip Sporn Plant with 48 years of service. He was a very likable person who never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing, guns, atv riding and camping.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda (Roush) Fields; son, Casey Fields of New Haven; brothers, Steve Fields of Hartford, Scott (Tracy) Fields of Hartford; and a sister, Sue Fields of Point Pleasant; aunt, Doris (Bill) Grueser of Pomeroy; uncle, Eugene Fields of Hartford; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Patrice Weirick officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Shanna Nicole Lyons

Shanna Nicole (Gordon) Lyons, 31, of New Haven, WV, passed away September 20, 2020.

She was born October 25, 1989, in Point Pleasant, WV, a daughter of  Tralonni and the late William G. Gordon.

Shanna was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

Survivors in addition to her mother, include her husband, John “Curtis” Lyons; sons, Randall and Jordan Smith; daughters, Brooklyn Smith, Virginia Lyons, Abby Lyons, Annabelle Lyons; brother, Christopher Gordan and two sisters, Stacy Gordon and Laci Gordon.

A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

Matthew Robert Murray

Matthew Robert Murray, 32 of Ripley, West Virginia lost his battle with addiction on September 17, 2020. Matt was born on November 9, 1987, the beloved, only son of Bob and Janet Murray. He could quickly find common ground with anyone he met. We would be remiss in not mentioning the infectious laugh for which he has been well-known since he was a little boy. “The goofy giggle!” He was a 2006 graduate of Ripley High School, and attended Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, Virginia. Matt attended Glenville State College and West Virginia University- Parkersburg where he intended to complete his education this year. Matt retained life-long friends from each of these encounters.

During childhood and into his teen years, Matt loved playing sports and was a talented athlete. He played on several traveling teams and always fondly remembered the friendships made through these leagues, especially the groups who traveled to Cooperstown, New York. He loved music and enjoyed working at radio stations in Parkersburg and in Huntington.

Throughout his adult life, Matt constantly battled addiction. There were periods where he found sobriety, and during these times, he was able to make wonderful memories that his family and friends will always cherish. Matt had a servant’s heart for others. He would often use his limited resources to give a hand up to someone less fortunate. Though the most recent time in Matt’s life has been happy, it does not dull the pain that comes with knowing the light of a funny, intelligent, kind-hearted spirit was taken from our lives by a senseless and relentless drug. During the years of his fight with this disease, there were definite times of darkness, but we believed until the moment he drew his last breath that he would overcome addiction. We take comfort in knowing that Matt is now in the arms of our Savior and surrounded by light, free from the chains that held him here on earth.

Matt was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, C.R. “Bob” and Colleen Murray and his maternal grandmother, Freeda Bush. Left to honor his memory are his parents of Ripley; sister, Katheryn Ogle (Nathaniel); niece and nephew, Alexandra and Henry Ogle of Knoxville, Tennessee; maternal grandfather, Robert E. Bush, of Spencer; aunts and uncles Susan (Nick) Mercer of London, UK; Roberta (Randall) Board of Spencer, William E. Bush (Tammy) of Spencer, Kristina (Roger) Starcher of Walton, and Russ Murray (Monica) of Parkersburg. Matt will also be fondly remembered by his cousins and friends, both of whom he has many.

Our family asks that you realize that no one is immune to the epidemic of opioid and heroin addiction that spoils so many lives.  We fought as hard as we knew how to help Matt, and our constant hope of his recovery dashed so senselessly is devastating. We will miss him every day. In honor of his memory, please donate to the recovery program of your choice, and please pray for individuals and families affected by addiction. Due to the current pandemic, a private service is planned.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

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