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ERIC L. “BUTCH” SHELTON

Army 02Eric L. “Butch” Shelton, 73, of Cottageville, died peacefully on July 25, 2015, surrounded by family at the VA Medical Center, Huntington, WV. He fought a courageous five-year battle against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

He was born on June 3, 1942 at Ronda, West Virginia. He served in theU.S. Flag United States Army in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was retired, previously co-owning Shelton’s Produce and Trucking of Witcher, Shelton’s Fas Chek of Witcher, and Shelton’s Fas Chek of Cabin Creek.

He lived 35 years in Pratt, West Virginia. Before his illness, he loved golfing. After his diagnosis in 2010, he moved from Pratt to Cottageville, West Virginia. He loved his Jackson County home and spent his final years enjoying the nature and wild-life outside his home. He loved taking his wife, grandchildren, and dog Bear for rides in his truck on the back-roads of Kanawha and Jackson Counties. He also spent a lot of time on his lawnmower enjoying the sunshine.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Samuel L. and Leathie F. Shelton of Dawes, WV.

Butch is survived by the love of his life Linda, his wife of 51 years; his daughters, Kelly (Mike) Nettleton of Ripley, Vicki (Todd) Parrish of Ripley, and Amy Keatley of Charleston; grandchildren, Nicholas Nettleton, Brandon Parrish, Brooke Keatley and Matthew Keatley; brother, John (Patricia) Shelton of Diamond; sisters, Jean (Dana) Brown of North Carolina, Marsha (Gary) Akers of Ronda, Loraine (Michael) Ray of Spanishburg and Carla Dunlap of Witcher.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends.
A private service was held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home in Evans, West Virginia, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, West Virginia.

MARGARET VIRGINIA HILL

Margaret Virginia Hill, 87, of Mount Alto, WV, passed away July 24, 2015, at her home.

She was born February 5, 1928, in the Cow Run community, Cottageville, WV, a daugher of the late Hosea Jackson and Nancy Catherine (Sayre) Shinn. Her husband, Arthur Hoyt “Buzz” Hill; brothers, Roy, Clark, Woodrow, Dan, Darrell and Arnold Shinn, and sisters, Clara Blanch Yentzer, Olive Campbell, Gladys McIntyre, and Naomi Sayre also preceded her in death.

Margaret was a retired beautician. She was a member of the Jackson County Senior Choir, enjoyed traveling and was an avid bowler. She attended the Evans United Methodist Church.

Survivors include hers sons, Gary A. Hill (Rosemary) of Cottageville, and Nicholas A. “Nick” Hill of Mount Alto; grandchildren, Stephanie Seabolt, Stacie Pinkerton, Sara Casto, Allison Hill and Jared Hill, eight great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her request, there will be no public services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

JOSHUA OWEN STEWART

Joshua Owen Stewart, 4 days old, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away, July 20, 2015, in Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

He was born July 16, 2015, in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of Joshua Paul Stewart and Chelsea Jo Foster of Ravenswood, WV.

Service will be 12 noon Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Todd King officiating. Burial will follow in the Zirkle Cemetery, Gibbstown, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday, at the funeral home.

VAUGHN WILLIAM SNYDER

Snyder, VaughnVaughn W. Snyder, 94, of Ripley, WV, passed away July 19, 2015, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.U.S. Flag

He was born, February 14, 1921, in Liverpool, WV, a son of the late William G. and Minnie M. (Phillips) Snyder. His brothers, Lawrence, Howard, Oliver and Roy Snyder, and sisters, Laverna Bowman, Ruby Glasspoole and Audrey Miller also preceded him in death.

He was a World War II United States Navy veteran and was a retired machinist from Black and Decker. He was a former member, Sunday school teacher and superintendant of the Freewill Baptist Church in Cleveland, OH, and most recently attended the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Thelma L. (Stover) Snyder; sisters, Nina Parsons of NavyCincinnati, OH, and June Osterling of Salem, OH, several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mike Elder and the Rev. Everett Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery with military honors by American Legion, Post #107, Ripley, WV. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home.

CHARLOTTE ANN SAYRE

Charlotte Ann Sayre, 58, of Starke, FL, passed away July 18, 2015, in the Haven Hospice, Gainesville, FL.

She was born April 9, 1957, in Columbus, OH, a daughter of Florence Jean (Winebrener) Sayre Ogilvie of Saint Cloud, FL, and the late Thornton Argo Sayre.

She was a semi-truck driver for FedEx.

In addition to her mother, other survivors include her son, Coy Vance of Columbus, OH; daughter, Carly Vance of Louisville, KY; sisters, Juanita Sayre Kersey of Keystone, FL, and Patti Sayre Byrd of Starke, FL, and a granddaughter, Phoebe Houston.

Private burial will be in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, WV.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

PEARL M. CASTO

Pearl Mary Casto, 88, of Ripley, WV, passed away July 17, 2015, in CAMC General Division.

She was born February 20, 1917 a daughter of the late Howard Rexford and Ernie Bethel (Horn) Tackett. Her husband, Carl D. Casto; brothers, Arnold Tackett, Robert Tackett, Jarrell Tackett, and sisters, Katherine DeLong and Louise Martin also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.


Survivors include her son, Eugene Casto (Ann) of Portland, OH; son/nephew, Bill Tackett (Nancy) of Marmet; brothers, Darrell Tackett of Frozen Camp, Lawrence Tackett of Zephyrhills, FL, and Delbert Tackett of Mount Alto; sister, Dorothy Tackett of Ripley; grandchildren, Cathy Brown (Chuck), J.C. Casto (Brittany), J.R. Tackett and Kristen Westfall (Shane); great grandchildren, Rikki Brown, Anna Boggess McKenzie, D.J. Brown, Christyna Whitehouse, Jace Casto, Madden Casto, Lexi Westfall, and Bentley Westfall; great great grandchildren, Alaska Marie Staats and Heidi Lynn Boggess, and several nieces and nephews.


Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015, at Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, has been entrusted with arrangements.

RAY ALLEN “RED” TUCKER, SR.

Ray Allen “Red” Tucker, 83, of Mason, WV, passed away July 13, 2015, in Holzer-Meigs Emergency Department, Pomeroy, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born October 10, 1931, in Mason, WV a son of the late Luther O. and Blanche May (Parsons) Tucker. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Luther Tucker; sisters, Faye Russell, Wanda Dickson, Nina Stump and June VanMatre and a granddaughter, Whitney Rae Tucker.

He was a 1950 graduate of Wahama High School. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War and a member and first commander of the V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV. Ray was also a member of the American Legion Post # 140 New Haven, WV. He was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church. Ray was a funeral director with Foglesong Funeral Home with 59 years of service and during that time was part of the first ambulance service in the Mason area. He was the past president of the Wahama Athletic Boosters and co-founder of the Mason Recreation Foundation. He was a member of the Mason Volunteer Fire Department and was an avid baseball fan.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Virginia Jane Tucker; sons, Ray Allen Tucker, Jr. of Graniteville, SC and Jerry Wayne Tucker of Hartford, WV; daughter, Kristina Clark (Jon) of Mason; grandchildren, Trevor, Cameron, Taley, Jeremy, Brice and Kristopher and four great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV. Military honors will be provided by VFW Post #9926, Mason, and American Legion Post #140, New Haven. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

BETTY AUSTIN WHITE-JARRELL

Jarrell, BettyBetty Austin White-Jarrell, of Ravenswood, WV, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with Jesus, July 11, 2015.

She was born January 31, 1934, in Eunice, WV, a daughter of the late Howard S. and Edna F. (Perry) Austin. Her first husband, Billy M. White also preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Charles E. Jarrell; daughters, Anita Robin Greene (Jim) of Millwood and Billie Denise Patterson (Ed) of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Jamie M. Greene, Lindsay R. Greene, Katie D. (Jason) Clay, and Andrew R. (Kayla) Patterson, and great-grandchildren, Aubree Clay, Miles Clay and Harper Patterson.

Service will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene with Pastor David H. Shirer officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

 

SHARON LLOYD

Sharon Joyce (Gibbs) Lloyd, 66, of Letart, WV, went to be with the Lord, July 11, 2015, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following a sudden illness.

She was born August 25, 1948, in Mason, WV, a daughter of Carl Junior and Geraldine Almeta (Hesson) Gibbs of New Haven, WV.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and decorating. She was a Baptist by faith.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her husband of 48 years, Billy Lynn Lloyd; sons, Jeremy Todd “J.T” and his wife Heather Lynn Lloyd of Letart, WV, Joel Clinton and his wife Amber Lloyd of Mason, WV; daughter, Jennifer Lynnette Board of New Haven, WV; sisters, Carol Lathey of Letart, WV and Carletta Holbrook of Clermont, FL; grandchildren, Alexis and Hunter Board, Jacob and Josiah Lloyd and Hayden and Harrison Lloyd.

Service will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


JACKIE MICHAEL RIGGS

Jackie Michael Riggs, 56, of Letart, WV passed away July 6, 2015 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born March 16, 1959 in Gallipolis, OH, a son of the late Jackie Bernard Riggs and Delores Ellen (Fife) Riggs of Letart, WV.

He was a former meat cutter for Riggs Key Market, New Haven, WV. He was a carpenter and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming. He was a member of the Broad Run Gun Club and the N.R.A.

Survivors in addition to his mother, include his daughter, Amy Dawn Riggs and Steve Workman of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; son, Michael S. Riggs of Letart; sister, Teresa MacKnight and her husband Zach of Letart; grandchildren, Bryar McKinney and Mackenzie Sayre; special friend, Sue Crump of Hartford and his dog Soup. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pamela Gwen Gordon; brother, Clarence William Riggs and nephew Timmy Gordon.

Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum and Pastor Huling Green officiating. Burial will follow in Zirkle Cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to service time at the funeral home.

RAY EPLING

Epling, Ray photocatRay Epling, 82, of Greenville, SC, formerly of Ravenswood, WV, went to be with the Lord on June 30, 2015.

He was born January 26, 1933, in Ridgeview, WV, the son of the late Leonard and Verba (Messer) Epling. His first wife of almost 47 years, Juanita (Hill) Epling, and his second wife of 10 years, Sterline Jane Epling also preceded him in death.

He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, was a retired electrician from Kaiser Aluminum, and a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668.

Prior to moving to Greenville, SC, in 2002, Ray lived, and worked in Ravenswood, WV, where he Army 02was an active member of the Second Baptist Church.

Ray is survived by two daughters and one son, Sheryl Ward (Bruce) of Greensboro, NC, Brenda Bunner (Mark) of Greenville, SC, and Ron Epling (Dawn) of Easley, SC; five grandchildren, two great-grandsons and his sister, Norma Pursley of Leon, WV.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor S.R. Parsons, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV, with military honors provided by VFW Post 6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2 p.m. prior to time of service at the funeral home.

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

RebekahDonna 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 25 year member of the Putnam County Fair Board, a past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge, and a member of the West Virginia Installation Team. Donna was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening and sewing and 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 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.

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