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HARLEY BURTON “HODD” CLINTON

  Clinton, Harley use this oneHarley Burton “Hodd” Clinton, 88, of Sandyville, WV, passed awayU.S. Flag March 30, 2015.
   He was born October 9, 1926, in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Mount Vernon and Lucy Clinton. His daughter and five sisters also preceded him in death.
Mr. Clinton was a retired Vietnam War era United States Army veteran with 23 years of service. He was also a retired press operator from Kardex Systems of Marietta, OH. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with family and watching Westerns.
   Survivors include his sons, Wade Clinton (Lisa) of Hickory, NC, and Harley Deane Clinton (Tabatha) of Leon, WV; daughters, Donna Barnes (Walton) of Stoney Creek, VA, Susan Black of Phoenix, AZ, and Malinda Kleber (Douglas) of King, NC; 13 grandchildren, 11 greatArmy 02 grandchildren, and a special friend Ann White, and many other special family members.
   The family would like to give a special thanks to Tabatha Clinton for her care and devotion to Harley the past several months.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Matt Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

DORIS JUNE KESSINGER

   Foglesong 1st callDoris June Kessinger, 84 of New Haven, WV, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at her home.
   She was born March 22, 1931, in Princeton, WV a daughter of the late Dual P. and Ruth (Hill) Higgins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John R “Bob” Kessinger and a brother, Don Higgins.
   She was a retired registered nurse, a mother to five children and grandmother to many, some of whom were related to her.    Survivors include; sister, Janis Grose of Fort Wayne, IN; brothers, Carlos Higgins of Austin, TX, Owen Higgins of South Charleston, WV, David Higgins of Dunbar, WV, Jerry Higgins of Louisville, KY; daughters, Linda (Mike) Rhodes of Bristol, TN, June Kessinger of New Haven, WV, Alice (Jeff) Jordan of Spencer; sons, Robin (Mary) Kessinger of Saint Albans, WV,  Dan (Mary Amy) of Saint Mary’s, WV; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
   At the time of her death, Doris was a member of the Mount Alto Church of Christ. She made a lifetime of sacrifice, having been indispensable in support of her husband’s calling as a gospel preacher. This included upholstering furniture with arthritic hands so that Bob could preach in places that were incapable of supporting her family. When she became a nurse at age 50, it was her calling of service as much as a profession.    Although she was meek and humble, those who knew her best recognized her incredible strength. She prepared her life to spend eternity in Heaven. She trained her children to follow the Word, and never hesitated to talk with anyone about the blessings of following the Lord’s commands. Doris Higgins Kessinger’s life exemplified Proverbs 31: 10-31: “Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies….”
   Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Minister Rick Tincher officiating. Graveside/Committal service will be 4:30 p.m. Monday March 30, 2015 at the Ferrell Cemetery, Vicker’s Ridge, Harmony, WV. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

PAMELA GAIL ROUSH

   roushPamela Gail Roush, 53, of Cottageville, WV, passed away March 26, 2015, in Cleveland Clinic, following an extended illness.
   She was born September 23, 1961, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of Janice Faye (Rhodes) Scarberry of Ripley, and the late Harley E. Scarberry. Her brother-in-law, Clark Adams also preceded her in death.
   She was the food service coordinator for Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley. She enjoyed shopping, camping, traveling, and going to flea markets. Pam was a United Methodist by faith.
   In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband, Franklin Wayne Roush; brothers, Phillip Scarberry (Teresa) of Statts Mills, Mike Scarberry (Sheila), and Robert Scarberry (Lisa), all of Ripley; sisters, Barbara Adams of Parkersburg, Melissa Runion (James), and Cathy Williams (Richard), all of Ripley; a very special nephew, Jacob Williams, and several other nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law, David Roush (Linda) of Carrollton, OH, Paul Roush (Jan), and Ron Roush (Sherry), all of Millwood, and Dale Roush (Judy), of Henderson; sisters-in-law, Helen Maxson (Charles) of Richland, WA, Debbie Tennant (Dick), of New Haven, and Jan Burrows (Donnie), of Ravenswood.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Vera Archer officiating. Burial will follow in the Sinaiville Cemetery, Statts Mills. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

CLAYTON MATTISON

   Mattison, Clayton websiteClayton L. Mattison, 92, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2015.
   He was born November 28, 1922, in Leivasy, WV, a son of the late Milton and Ada (Pittsenbarger) Mattison. His wife, Alvira (Dorsey) Mattison, sisters, Lenora Moore and Elouise Humphries, and his brothers, Milford “Denver” Mattison, and William “Grig” Mattison also preceded him in death.
   Clayton, and his late wife, Alvira lived in Leivasy, several years before moving to Ravenswood. He was a farmer, a former coal miner, and was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, with 24 years service. He was a 60-plus year member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local #5668, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.Masonic
   Survivors include his nieces, Sheila Straley (Sam) of South Charleston, WV, with whom he made his home the past two years, Rhonda Kessler (John) of Richwood, WV, Janice Mileski of Riner, VA, Saundra Milton of Oak Hill, WV, and Debbie Brusco of Redwood City, CA; nephews, Bill Mattison of Mt. Lookout, WV, and Norris Mattison of Lewisburg, WV, and his friends on Pleasant View Ridge in Ravenswood, WV, who were like his family.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday March 27, 2015, at Wallace Memorial Cemetery Chapel, Clintonville, WV, with the Rev. Clay O’Dell officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. 

LEWIS C. RARDIN

 Rardin, Lewis website  Lewis Carroll Rardin, 87, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away March 23, 2015 in the Holzer-Meigs Emergency Department, Pomeroy, OH.
   He was born February 15, 1928, in Sherman, WV, a son of the late Everette C. and Gladys Marie (Staats) Rardin. His wife, Osie Mae (Hill) Rardin; brothers, Harold, Bernard, Clair, Carl E. and Lindy Charles, and a sister, Ruth Bednar also preceded him in death.
   Lewis was farmer, a former heavy equipment operator for Boso & Ritchie, and was a retired school bus operator for the Jackson County Board of Education. He was also a retired truck driver from Smith Transfer.
   Survivors include his son, Carroll Allen Rardin of Ravenswood; brother, Kenna Rardin of Millwood; sister, Betty Thompson of Melbourne, FL; granddaughters, Elizabeth Dauch, and Leslie Arnold, and great grandchildren, Lucas Dauch, Blake Dauch, Michael Dauch, and Rylee Arnold, and Kaden Arnold.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Steve White officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday.

LEWIS “LOUIE” SAYRE

Sayre, Louie website 01   Lewis “Louie” Sayre, 75, of Ravenswood, WV, passed awayU.S. Flag March 17, 2015, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.
   He was born August 7, 1939, in Cottageville, WV, a son of the late Holly W. and Hazel May (Hughes) Sayre. His sister, Naomi Miller also preceded him in death.
   Louie was a Vietnam War era, United States Army veteran. He was a retired crane operator and cell operator from Century Aluminum and member of United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, Ravenswood.
   He enjoyed memories of coon hunting with his father, going to flea markets, gardening, yard work and antiques.
   Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Sue (Graham) Sayre; daughters, Kimberly Sue McClain (Kevin) of Ravenswood, and Lori Dawn Click (Tony) of Gallipolis, OH; sisters, Shirley Southall of Ripley, and Lenora Ounan of Ft. Myers, FL; brother, Neil Sayre of Cottageville, and Army 02grandchildren, Kaylee Richards, Brittyn Saunders, Alli Saunders, and Jacob Click.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Randy Carnes officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home on Sunday.

JANETTE SHEETS

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Janette H. Sheets, 83,  of Columbus, OH, passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
   She was born on November 23, 1931 in Jackson County, WV to the late William H. and Hazel E. (Sayre) Herdman. In addition to her parents, Janette was preceded in death by her husband, Sherley Edward Sheets; son, Gregory J. Sheets; sister, Beulah Stover and brother, Keith Herdman.
   Janette graduated as valedictorian from Point Pleasant High School, after which she studied at Holzer Nursing School. She received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The Ohio State University. A long time nurse educator, she served at Holzer Hospital, Capital University, and Mt. Carmel School of Nursing.
   She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ted (Barbara) Sheets; grandsons, Theodore, Ryan, Logan, and Trevor Sheets; siblings, Bernice Harden, Gay (Imogene) Herdman, Dwight Herdman, Sally Cole, Garnet (Bonnie) Herdman, Beverly (Dallas) Durst, Edward (Vickie) Herdman, and sister-in-law, Goldie Herdman.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Mount Carmel Hospice c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 45213.

DAISY VIOLET DURST

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    Daisy Violet Durst, 91, of Leon, WV, passed away March 14, 2015, at her home while surrounded by her family.
   She was born August 11, 1923, in Leon, the daughter of the late James Henry and Mattie Margaret (Harris) McClure. Her husband, the Rev. Kenneth W. Durst; brothers, Adam “Junior” McClure, Wayne McClure, Cecil McClure, and Raymond McClure; sisters, Margaret McCloud, Lizzie Bentley, Deloris Nelson, and Audrey McClure; granddaughter, Beverly Jo (Click) Owings; son-in-law, Dayton Durst, and daughter-in-law, Joan Durst also preceded her in death.
   Daisy was a homemaker, an avid reader and enjoyed traveling. She was a longstanding active member of the Gospel Light House Community Church, Chestnut Ridge, Mount Alto, where she had served as Sunday school teacher, treasurer, and secretary.
   She was a founding member of the Mount Flower Rescue Squad, and served the community as an E.M.T. for 17 years. She was also a member of the Ravenswood Recycled Teenagers.
   Survivors include her sons, Ronald Durst of Point Pleasant, and James Durst (Sue) of Mount Alto; daughters, Dorthy Click (Philip Jr.) of Mount Alto, Lois Durst of Cottageville, and Lydia Stone (Roger) of Letart; sisters, Viola McDade of Pt. Pleasant, and Vera Barnhart of Columbus, OH; 13 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 13 great great grandchildren.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price and the Rev. Jim Lewis  officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

MINNIE LOUISE SAYRE

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   Minnie Louise Sayre, 78, of Ripley, WV, passed away March 7, 2015, in CAMC Memorial Division.
   She was born, May 3, 1936, in Ripley, a daughter of the late Carl Asbury and Mary Adeline (Hoschar) Casto. Her husband, Orville R. “Max” Sayre, and sisters, Macil Casto, Rebecca Suck, Mary Casto, Margaret Casto, and Hazel Casto and a stepdaughter Connie Jones also preceded her in death.
   Survivors include her son, Dennis Martin of Sandyville; daughters, Patricia Hoschar of Ripley, and Joyce Tenny of Diana; grandchildren, Gage Martin, Max Martin, Kallie Anderson, Ethan Rollyson, Dusty Tenny, Amanda Tenny, Jennifer Jones Barner and Bryan Jones; three nephews, four nieces, and several special kids that she held as close to her heart and grandkids, Jeremy Carpenter, Celina Knott Luster, Todd Knott, Amanda Greathouse Sigley and Kira Cain.
   Minnie was a homemaker, and personal caregiver to many.   She was a craftsperson who spent time quilting, crocheting and sewing.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Barry Molls officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: WV Autism Center, 929 4th Avenue, Huntington, WV 25706.

RAYMOND EARL GRINSTEAD

   MasonicRaymond Earl Grinstead, 94, of Mason, passed away March 7, 2015, at his residence.
He was born November 2, 1920, the son of the late Clay and Eva Grinstead. He was also preceeded in death by his wife, Virginia Grinstead; son, Cameron Grinstead; sister-in-law, Barbara McDaniel; brothers-in-law, Charles Yonker, Henry Schwarz, Carl Schwarz, Mike Shwarz, Harold Schwarz and Earl Schwarz, a sister, Doris Yonker, and a brother, Willie Grinstead.
   Surviving are several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Donna Fowler of Mason.
   Raymond was a graduate of Wahama High School, and a crane operator for Kaiser Aluminum for many years. He was a Mason, and loved gardening and sharing his crops with many neighbors, friends, and family. Raymond was a very caring and kind man. He will be remembered with our smiles as we speak of him, and sadly missed by all. We were so lucky to have known this man that saying “good bye” is so hard.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens with Masonic graveside rites by Clifton Lodge #23, AF & AM, Mason, WV. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

HELEN GREEN

   Helen Jean Green, 91, of Sandyville, WV, passed away March 6, 2015, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.
   She was born January 17, 1924, in Berkeley, CA, a daughter of the late Arthur and Ola (Stewart) Callahan.
   She was a retired advisor for California Social Services.
   Survivors include her son, Glen Green of Sunnyvale, CA; daughters, Roberta Grant of Sandyville, WV, Vicki McAffee of Willits, CA, and Mary Christian of Portland, OR.
   There will be no public services. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the Green family.

WILLIAM E. “ENEE” MITCHELL

      William Earnest “Enee” Mitchell, 59, of Sandyville, WV, passed away March 6, 2015, at his home following an extended illness.
   He was born April 2, 1955, in Ripley, WV, and was the son of the late Howard Earnest Mitchell, Mollie Ann (Myers) Mitchell Conley, and William “Bill” Conley. His wife, Carolyn Marie Mitchell, and a brother, Elmer Conley also preceded him in death.
   Enee, was a retired oil field worker, and an avid deer hunter.
   Survivors include his sister, Wilma Berner of Prescott, AR, several nieces and nephews, and very special granddaughters, Savanna Conley and Hope Conley.
   Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Bill Walton officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley.

EVERETT “PETE” SHEPARD

   Everett “Pete” Shepard, 83, of Mason WV, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Ohio University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.
   He was born November 14, 1931, the son of the late Everett and Glenna Shepard. His wife, Delores Shepard, and sons, Joseph Shepard and Michael Shepard also preceded him in death.
   He is survived by his daughter: Edie (Darivs) Saba; granddaughters, Britiany Saba and Courtney Saba of Tampa FL; sister, Becky Peck of Leon, WV; nephew, Gary Joe Peck of Leon, WV, niece, Michelle Marcum of Leon, WV, and a brother, Gene Shepard of Watkinsville GA.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at Folglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Rob Grady officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkland Cemetery, Lakin. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

GREGORY J. SHEETS

Sheets   Gregory J. Sheets, 56, of Columbus, OH, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, February 28, 2015.
    He was born August 3, 1958, in Gallipolis, OH, a son of Janette H. (Herdman) Sheets, of Columbus, OH, and the late Shereley Edward Sheets. 
    Greg graduated from Groveport High School in 1977 and attended Capital University. He was a dedicated employee at Mount Carmel Corporate Services Center for 34 years. Over the years. 
   Greg enjoyed golfing, fishing, watching OSU sports, and spending time with his nephews.
    In addtion to his mother, he is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Ted (Barbara) Sheets; nephews, Theodore,Ryan, Logan, and Trevor Sheets; his work family at Mount Carmel Corporate ServicesCenter; and many other relatives and friends.
Interment will be in Creston Cemetery.

   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, 660 Ackerman Rd., 6th Floor, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112.

DELMER C. RIGGS

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   Delmer C. Riggs, 96, of Sandyville, WV passed away Monday, U.S. FlagFebruary 23, 2015 at Ravenswood Village, Ravenswood, while surrounded by his family, following a brief illness.
He was born September 17, 1918, in Sandyville, one son of eighteen children, of the late Alva and Maggie Loa (Dailey) Riggs. Eleven brothers and five sisters also preceded him in death.

   He was a decorated World War II, United States Army veteran and served with the 23rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division in the European Theater.
   Delmer was a former construction worker and retired from the finishing department at Kaiser Aluminum. He was a member of United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, was a farmer, loved to fox hunt and he enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Elizabeth (Angus) Carmichael Riggs; children, Gary Riggs (Ann), and Cindy Riggs all of Sandyville; brother, Ralph Riggs of Ravenswood; grandson, James Riggs (Kristy) of Lockhart Fork; granddaughter, Carrie Miihlbach (Jason) of Medina; great grandchildren, Emily, Brandt, Colton and Preston Riggs, and Milea Miihlback; Army 02stepdaughters, Shirley Wines and Patty Wells (Larry) of Sandyville; step grandchildren, Mike Wells, Alan Wells (Lisa), Mary Ann Clemente (Keith) and Heather Sparks (Roger); step great grandchildren, Cody Goff, Aiden and Alex Wells, and a very good friend, Lori Bradley.
   Private service will be held at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with his brother-in-law, Seldon Angus officiating. Burial will follow in the Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville, WV.

GRACE PACK

   Grace Pack, 96, of Mason, WV, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, WV.
   She was born January 17, 1919, the daughter of the late John and Nancy Williams.
   She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nelson of Mason, WV; grandson, Gene (Jill) Nelson; granddaughter, Carol Lewis of Mason, WV; great grandson, Jimmy Rife of Mason, WV; great granddaughter, Cheyenna Lewis of Mason, WV, great great granddaughter, Kailyn Rife of Cheshire, OH, and a sister, Evalyn Miller of Pickerington, OH.
   Service will be on 1 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at the Clifton United Methodist Church in Clifton, WV, with Pastor Glenn Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery in New Haven, WV. Arrangements are entrusted to Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

MARIE MILLER

miller, marie    Mamie Marie Miller, 84, of Evans, WV, passed away February 19, 2015, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.
   She was born April 21, 1930, in Evans, WV, the daughter of the late Charles Melvin and Mamie Belle (Miller) Donohew. Her husband, Berthal S. “Bob” Miller; sons, Michael Bob Miller and Norman E. Miller, and half brothers, Clarence Campbell, Golden Delbert Campbell, Jessie Oliver Donohew, and Russel Donohew also preceded her in death.
   Marie was the former manager of the ladies department at Stifflers Department Store, former manager of Almeda’s Department Store, and was a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid, all in Pt. Pleasant. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion, a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, was an avid bowler and square dancer.
   Survivors include her  husband, Lester Click; daughter, Shirley Miller of Pt. Pleasant and Port Orange, FL; grandchildren, Michael Alan Miller, Michelle Miller, and Destiny Alona Miller; great grandchildren, Aubrie Skye and Gweneth Love, and a brother, Melvin E. (Opal) Donohew of Evans.
   Private service will be held at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Joe Burch officiating. Burial will follow in Creston Cemetery.

HEIDI YVETTE SMITH ROUSH

   Heidi Yvette Smith Roush, 42, of Mason, WV, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Holzer Medical Center, Pomeroy, OH.
   She was born August 19, 1972, the daughter of the late Bruce and Margret Smith.
   She is survived by her son, Justin Roush of Morgantown, WV; brother, Eric Smith of New Haven WV; half brothers, Douglas Seyler of Mason WV, and Anthony Seyler of Hartford WV.
   There will be a service at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

ETTA LOUISE HALL

   Etta Louise Hall, of Campobello, SC, formerly of Hartford, WV, passed away February 17, 2015, in Sharpsburg, GA, at the home of her granddaughter, Susan Oliver. She anxiously anticipated and looked forward to going to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
   She was born on September 22, 1918 at Arnoldsburg, WV, the daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth (Lane) Nitz. Her husband, John Will Hall; son, John Hall, Jr; brothers, Ernie Nitz and Russell Nitz, and a sister, Jane Cunningham also preceded her in death.
   She was retired from the State of West Virginia, having worked at Laken State Hospital in Lakin, WV, and attended the Father’s House Church in Hartford, WV.
   Survivors include her daughters, Mildred (Robert) Chitwood of Campobello, SC, and Alice Hall Norman of Montgomery, AL; daughter-in-law, Lorain Hall of Lakeland, FL; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
   Preceding her in death was her husband, John Will Hall; son, John Hall, Jr; brothers, Ernie Nitz and Russell Nitz, and a sister, Jane Cunningham.
   Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with the Rev. Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to: Father’s House Church in Hartford, WV.

HERSEL LEE HERDMAN

   Hersel Lee Herdman, 72, of New Haven, WV, went to be with the Lord, February 17, 2015, at Overbrook Nursing Home, Middleport, OH.
   He was born August 5, 1942, the son of the late Charles and Bessie Herdman.
   He is survived By his wife, Patty Herdman; son, Charles Lee Herdman of New Haven, WV; daughter, Erica (Boey) Smith of Ripley, WV; grandson, Ethan Lee Herdman of New Haven, WV, and several nieces and nephews.
   Hersel retired from American Alloys, New Haven, WV.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, at Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Burial will follow in Baden-Bethel Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.

DALE CHRISTIAN

christian, dale   Dale Grayson Christian, 82, of Evans, WV, passed away February 16, 2015, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.
   He was born December 3, 1932, in Jodie, WV, the son of the late Eugene Adam and Inez Marie (Humphries) Christian.
   He was retired from the plate department at Ravenswood Aluminum with 33 years of service, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He enjoyed fishing and was a Methodist by faith.
   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nancy Katherine (Huddleston) Christian; son and his wife, Victor Grayson Christian and Kim of Millwood, and a granddaughter and her husband, Heather and Jon Triplett of Gallipolis, OH.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Gary Hill officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.

BEATRICE L. WEAVER

   Beatrice L. Weaver, 94, of Mason, WV, went to be with the Lord February13, 2015, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant.
   Beatrice was born February 17, 1920, in Chapmanville, WV, the daughter of the late Monroe and Farlena Conley. Her husband, the Rev. Edison Weaver; son, James Weaver; five brothers, two sisters, and a son-in-law, Jack Paugh also preceded her in death.
   She is survived by her daughters, Gloria Griffin of Salem, OH, Emma Jane (William) Harrah of Orlando, FL, and Vicki (Allen) Krebs off Mason, WV; son, Wilbert “Gene” (Helen) Weaver of Jacksonville, FL; brother, the Rev. Willis Conley of Burnsville, GA; 13 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren, and a daughter-in-law, Ruth Weaver of New Haven, WV.
   There will be no public visitation or service; burial will be at the convenience of the family with Pastor Glenn Rowe officiating. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to, Clifton United Methodist Church. Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, has been entrusted with arrangements.

PEGGIE ANN CHAMBERS PRESLEY 

Christian symbol   Peggie Ann Chambers Presley, 74, of Cottageville, WV, passed away peacefully at her home following an extended illness, February 13, 2015.
   She was born August 31, 1940, in Selfville, AL.    Her brothers, Travis Price and Edward Leroy Chambers, and a sister, Nila Mae Stewart preceded her in death.
   Peggie was a graduate of Locust Fork High School in Alabama, and later graduated from Opelika Business College. She also attended Morris Harvey College, Charleston. She was a retired postmaster and trainer from the United States Postal Service. She worked in several post offices and served in several capacities during her career. Her first position as postmaster was at Left Hand and later, Kenna, Evans, and Gay.
   She was a former member of the Jackson County Junior  Women’s Club and was recognized for her help with the mentally ill. She also volunteered at Lakin Hospital. She was a 48 year member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley, and a member of the United Methodist Women, where she assisted with providing meals to shut-ins. Peggie enjoyed walking with her dogs, reading, gardening and cooking for her family.
   Survivors include her husband of 54 years, James C. Presley; daughters, Kelli Hall of Cottageville and Joanna Stanfield of Pinson, AL; sisters, Mary Jo Markum and Rebecca Cornelius both of Huffman, AL, and Martha Aderholt of Pelham, AL; grandchildren, Katelin Wines, Amanda Wines, Brody Wines, Kayla Stanfield and Rachel Stanfield; great grandchildren, Presley Wines and Harley Wines.
   A private graveside service will be held at Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with the Rev. John Hardman officiating. There will be no public services.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Kanawha Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV   25387-2536    Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

DONALD STEWART ZERKLE

   Zerkle, Donald Folglesong callDonald Stewart Zerkle, Sr., 99, went to be with the Lord, FebruaryU.S. Flag 11, 2015, at Rocksprings Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy OH.
   He was born January 24, 1916, the son of the late Stewart and Catherine Zerkle. His wife, Mary Ada May Zerkle; brother, Lester Zerkle, and a half sister, Beatrice Zerkle also preceded him in death.
   He is survived by his sons, Donnie (Joyce) Zerkle and Dexter Zerkle both of Hartford, WV; grandsons, Stewart (Renee) Zerkle of Mason, James (Leann) Zerkle of Hartford; five great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; two nieces, and a good friend, Eugene Fields.Army 02
   He was a World War II, United States Army veteran, and member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the Fathers House Church, Hartford.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in the Zerkle Cemetery, Gibbstown. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service.

HAROLD EUGENE PARSONS

parsons, h e   Harold Eugene Parsons, 83, of Evans, WV, passed away February 9, 2015, at Arbors of Gallipolis, OH, following an extended illness.
   He was born June 19, 1931, in Point Pleasant, a son of the late Perry and Lora (Howell) Parsons. His brothers, Raymond, Lawrence, Tommy and Robert Parsons and sisters, Bertha Barnett, Gladys Krebs and Mable Krebs also preceded him in death.
   He was retired from Foote Mineral Corporation with 32 years service and was a Protestant. He enjoyed working in his yard and helping his neighbors.
   Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Betty Lou (Herdman) Parsons, and several nieces and nephews.
   Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

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