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DALLAS CAMPBELL

Dallas Campbell, 69, of Leon, WV, passed away September 30, 2016, at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

DR. JAN LESZCZNKI

Dr. Jan Rafal Leszczynski, 76, of New Haven, WV, passed away September 26, 2016 in Overbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation, Middleport, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born March 16, 1940 in Warsaw, Poland, a son of the late Stephan and Maria (Skoczylas) Leszczynski. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna W. Leszczynski and a sister Agwieszka Czarnecka.

He was a former employee of American Alloys in New Haven, WV. He enjoyed gardening and feeding his birds. He was a Catholic by faith.

Survivors include his daughter Margaret Anna Leszczynski of Morpeth, Northumperland, England; brother, Pioter Urbanowicz of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 3, 2016—11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pomeroy, OH. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.  

JAMES WILLIAM YOUNG

NaveyJames William Young, 69, of New Haven, WV, passed away suddenly September 24, 2016, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born September 22, 1947 in West Columbia, WV, a son of the late William Harrison and Vivian Geraldine (Roush) Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Fred Priddy.

He was a Wahama High School graduate and a United States Navy veteran. He was a welder for U.S. FlagAppalachian Electric Power (Gavin Plant) with 38 years of service. He enjoyed motorcycles and guns.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Louiza Kay (Hoover) Young; sons, Jeremy C. Young and Jonathan R Young both of New Haven; daughters, Jennifer D. Jones of New Haven and Jessica N. and  Anthony Weiss of Princeton, WV; sisters, Betty and Warner Roush of New Haven and Barbara Priddy of Rutland, OH.

Service will be Friday, September 30, 2016—7 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided at 7 p.m.at the funeral home by V.F.W. Post # 9926, Mason, WV and American Legion Post # 140, New Haven, WV and American Legion Post # 39 Pomeroy, OH.

TERI ARLENE MARKLEY

markley-teri-websiteTeri Arlene Markley, 52, of Charleston, WV, passed away September 24, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Division following a brief illness.

She was born July 4, 1964, in Stuttgart, Germany, the daughter of the late Drema Jean (Williams) Bostic and the late Paul Edward Vance.
She was formerly employed by Regis and was currently employed by Ticketmaster.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Karla Bennington of Lusby, MD; daughter, Kaitlyn Markley of Charleston; grandson, Ethan Bennington; brother, Paul Vance of Dover, OH and sisters, Tammy Sampson of Ripley and Tori Schoolcraft of Charleston.


A time of eulogy and sharing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Private interment will be held at Ravenswood Cemetery.

DONNA R. NEECE

Christian symbolDonna R. Neece, 65, of Middleport, OH, passed from this life to her eternal life in the presence of family September 23, 2016 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born July 13, 1951, in Hartford, WV, a daughter of the late Charles R. and S. Louise (Kearns) Gibbs. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by brothers; Cecil, Charles, John, Tom, Garry and Garland Gibbs; sister, Florence Warth.

She was a Christian, wife, mother and avid Elvis Presley collector and much more. She enjoyed making and quilting masterpieces, as well as crocheting anything she could find or make up a pattern for. She was the first to offer assistance and the last to take credit. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Hartford, WV and would never pass an opportunity to invite someone to join her there. She leaves behind a great legacy and will be missed by many.

Survivors include her husband Roy R. Neece; sons, Chris M. “Buster” Neece and his wife Kellie and their children Breanna and Braedon, and Garry D. Neece and Pamela K. (Neece) Russell and her children Jacob and Kayde all of Middleport, OH; brothers, Hubert Gibbs of New Haven and Denver “Butch” and Connie Gibbs of Hartford; sisters, Virginia Mae Patterson and Brenda A. Warth both of Hartford; sisters in law, Deloris and Reba Gibbs both of Hartford, WV. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Service will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016— 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Hartford, WV, with Pastor Herman Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church in Hartford, WV. 
Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

PHILLIP RAY BURTON

MasonicPhillip Ray Burton, 76, of Mason, WV, passed away September 20, 2016 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born November 6, 1939, in Lawton, KY, a son of the late Marl Andrew and Hazel (Shumate) Burton. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Carl Burton and sisters, Fay Burton and Brenda Clark.

He was the former owner and operator of Burton’s Sunoco Station in Mason, WV, and was a former employee of Gallipolis Parts Warehouse in Gallipolis, OH. He was a member of the Clifton Lodge # 23 AF & AM, Mason, WV, was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church, and was also a member of the Riverside Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann (Gibson) Burton of Mason; sons, Robert B. (Kim) Nicewander of Hollidaysburg, PA, David A. (Amy) Burton of Semora, NC; daughters, Rita K. (Mark) Hogan  of Mason, Mary M (George) Grimes of Letart, Bonnie K. Brown of Columbus, OH, and Connie M. (Tim) Davis of Mason; brother, Wayne Burton of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Wanda Cabell of Cabin Creek, WV, and Billie Jean Dawson of Mason; seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Service will be Sunday, September 25, 2016— 3 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Brian Maye and Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rights will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Mason United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 336, Mason, WV 25260.

JOYCE EILEEN STEPHENS

stephens-joyce-websiteJoyce Eileen Stephens, 69, of Cottageville, WV, went home to be with the Lord September 13, 2016.

She was born March 2, 1947, in Ravenswood, WV, the daughter of the late John Winfield and Ursie Isabell (Ankrum) McCoy. Her brother, Adrian McCoy also preceded her in death.

Joyce was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and later 4-hattended the Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg. She was a former employee of KEM Gas and was co-owner and operator of J.E. Stephens Farm Machinery. She was a former 4-H leader of the Evans Eagles, a member of the Ravenswood Homemakers Club, the Flatwoods U.M. Church Ladies Aid and the United In Christ Church in Cottageville.

Joyce enjoyed flower gardening and spending time and walking with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Lewis Wade Stephens; son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Amy Stephens of Cottageville; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Keith Kerns of Cottageville; grandchildren, Noah Stephens, Briana Stephens, Rachel Kerns and Rebecca Kerns and her brother, Eldon McCoy (Loretta) of Ravenswood.

Service will 11 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

ALLEN RARDIN

upland-game-bird-huntingCarroll Allen Rardin, 65, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 following an extended illness.

He was born October 7, 1950, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Lewis Carroll and Osie Mae (Hill) Rardin.

Allen was a 1968, graduate of Ravenswood High School where he was an outstanding football player. He then attended and played football for Fairmont State College. He was a former coalminer and retired from Pechiney Aluminum Products and was a member of United Steelworkers Union, Local 5668. He was an avid hunter and particularly enjoyed upland game bird hunting with his dogs Remy and Maggie.


Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Jon Dauch of Ravenswood and Leslie and James Arnold of Vincent, OH, and grandchildren, Lucas Dauch, Blake Dauch, Michael Dauch, Rylee Arnold and Caden Arnold.


Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Steve White officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.

PATRICK BUMGARNER

 

Patrick Lee “Gordy” Bumgarner, 48, of West Columbia, WV, passed away September 11, 2016, at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born October 31, 1967, in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of Phyllis L. (McDonald) Bumgarner of New Haven, WV, and the late John F. Bumgarner. He was also proceeded in death by his nephew, Craig Roush and brother-in-law, Paul G. McKinney.

He was a graduate of Wahama High School and a carpenter by trade. He enjoyed visiting the V.F.W. in Mason, helping neighbors, and cutting fire wood.


In addition to his mother, survivors include brother, John Franklin and Hollie Bumgarner Jr., of West Columbia; sisters, Deborah K. Roush of Hartford, Terry Ann (Bumgarner) Camp and Pete of West Columbia, and Sherry Lynn McKinney of West Columbia. He is also survived by his cousins and their families and several nieces and nephews, Shawn and Chloe Madison Bumgarner, Colton Gary Lee and Levi Carter McKinney, Jessie Camp, Jacob and Connor Bumgarner, Tara Renee Roush, Alexis and McKenzie Parsons,


Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Burial will follow in Zirkle Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

MILDRED HILL

licensed-pratical-nurseMildred Lucille Hill, 84, of Cottageville, WV, passed away September 10, 2016, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born April 7, 1932, in Mount Alto, WV, the daughter of the late Herbert and Goldie (Barnett) Canter. Her husband, Cecil E. Hill; daughter, Deborah Mahood; her grandson, Jason Eades; brothers, Cecil and Jack and sisters, Ruth, Virginia and Audrey also preceded her in death.

Mildred was a retired licensed practical nurse from Pleasant Valley Hospital and enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.

Survivors include her sons, John Hill (Tina Benson) of Cottageville, and Cecil Robert Hill (Linda) of Mount Alto; daughters, Susan Eades (Doug) and Pat Westmoreland of Cottageville; grandchildren, Gerrod Eades, Scott Hill and Stacy Anderson (Cam); great grandchildren, Jaylen Hill and Easton Anderson; brother, Jim Canter of Hempstead, TX, and special friends, Lisa Meads and Raymond Justice.

There will be no public services. Private interment will be in the Creston Cemetery.

EARL R. BOARD

merchant-marineMr. Earl “Ross” Board, 90, of Ravenswood, WV, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 9, 2016.

He was born in Tariff, Roane County, WV, November 20, 1925, to the lateU.S. Flag John Jay Board II and Clara Maude (Webb) Board. He was the youngest of five children. He bravely served our country in World War II as a United States Merchant Marine delivering supplies and ammunition across the Atlantic in extremely dangerous, troubled waters. As a teenager, he obtained his first job as a projectionist at the Robey Theater in Spencer, and then later, after the war, he was a taxi driver also in Spencer. By trade, he was a skilled brick mason, eventually retiring from Kaiser Aluminum in 1983, after 25 years of service. He was blessed to enjoy a very long retirement of 33 years. He was a former member of the Spencer Temple in Spencer, WV, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a firm believer in spreading God’s Word, and he visited many homes in the community helping win many souls to the Lord.

Ross is best remembered by his family and loved ones as being a kind, fun-loving person who knew how to live life to the fullest. Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed driving fast cars, riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, boating on the Ohio River, and restoroing antique oil field engines. He remained very young at heart his entire life. He was a very intelligent, mechanically-inclined man and was able to fix or build just about anything.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Janice Genevieve (Miller) Board, his brothers, Carl Board and Ralph Board, his sisters, Eupha Harrold and Burdeele Vineyard, and his precious grandson, David Brian Morris.


Ross is survived by his three children: one son, Larry Ross Board and his wife, Lisa, of Ravenswood, and two daughters, Connie Lou Morris and her husband, Jim, of Plattsmouth, NE, and Jody Jennell Eggleton and her husband, Jerry, of Newark, OH, and long time family member, Sharon Kay Gandee of Evans, WV. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, John Jennings Morris, Kristopher Ross Morris, Andrea Nicole Covert, Jamie Danielle Turner, Holly Christine Eggleton, and Carley Michelle Eggleton, as well as nine great grandchildren.


Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. Lawrence Conger, Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tariff Cemetery, Tariff, WV. Visitation will be Monday, 6—8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

LARRY E. JONES

Jones, LarryLarry E. Jones, 77, of Pocatalico, WV, passed away August 20,U.S. Flag 2016, at his home following an extended illness. He has gone to his Heavenly home to be with Jesus.

He was born June 20, 1939, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Lawrence E. and Virginia K. (Jordan) Jones. His sister, Patricia Fisher; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer and Beulah King also preceded him in death.

Larry attended Stonewall Jackson High School, was a “West SideAir Force 02 Boy” and loved his 50’s music. He was a United States Air Force veteran and loved his country dearly. Larry was a Christian, enjoyed gospel music and was a lifelong member of the Northside Nazarene Church.

He was an electrician and retired from True Temper Corporation, CAMC Memorial Hospital and Mardi Gras Casino. He loved working and did so until after his 76th birthday. He loved to play golf and watch football.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years and best friend of 65 years, Helen “Avie” (King) Jones; son, Dana Jones of Mililani, HI; daughter, Lee Ann Jones Matthews (Donnie Joe) of Buffalo; the joy of his life and the light in his eyes, his grandchildren, Jake and Hannah Matthews, Kelsea, Kiana and Kailee Jones. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren.

His sister-in-law, Dorothy King of Titusville, FL, and several nieces and nephews also survive him. His pets, Poochie and Maggi, will miss him. His faithful dog Matti, is waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge and they will be reunited with his loved ones.

Thanks to Dr’s. Kevan and David Namay and Dr. Arpit Bhargava for their great care. Special thank you to our neighbors; the Williamsons, the Hills, the Wehrles and Jim and Debbie.

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jake Eldridge officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. The Jackson County Honor Guard will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, per Larry’s request, donations can be made online to: www.nsa160.com, on behalf of Larry E. Jones. It is tax deductible and provides support for the soldiers and families of the Army unit, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), better known as, the Night Stalkers”.

RHONDA JUNE CASTO

Casto Rhonda website_0002Rhonda June Casto, 61, of Kenna, WV, joined her family in death August 20, 2016, at Hubbard Hospice House, West, Charleston, WV, after battling an extended illness.

She was born January 23, 1955, in Sissonville, WV, the daughter of the late Vincent and Ova (Phillips) Halstead. Her husband, Dorsel Casto, son, Joey Casto, grandson, Riley Casto; brother, Gary Halstead and her nephew, Jeffrey Halstead also preceded her in death.

Rhonda was a homemaker, and a retired custodian from the Jackson County Board of Education. She enjoyed caring for her beloved dogs.

Left to cherish her memories are brothers, Fairley Halstead (Betty) of Ripley, WV, and Eddie Halstead (Sandy) of Liberty, WV; sister, Connie Brown (Buford) of Duck, WV; mother-in-law, Emma Jean (Starcher) Miller of Cottageville; sister-in-law, Sharlene Halstead of Kenna, WV, and several nieces and nephews to whom she was a mother figure.

A service to honor her life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Fairley Halstead officiating. Burial will follow in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, WV, with David Cook officiating the committal service. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Following the burial, friends and family will meet for refreshments at the home of her niece and nephew, Chris and Lisa Comer, on Fisher Ridge Road in Kenna, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave, S.W., South Charleston, WV 25309, (304) 414-5170.

DELBERT BRATCHER

Delbert “Bert” Franklin Bratcher, 62, of Millwood, WV, left the confines of this earth to forever float in the heavens August 20, 2016, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born February 8, 1954, in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Paul and Martha (Doss) Bratcher. His brother, Dennis Bratcher also preceded him in death.

Bert grew up in Tennessee before settling in West Virginia nearly 40 years ago. He was a licensed surveyor and was the owner and operator of Point Surveying and Mapping. He was a member of the West Virginia Surveyors Association, was a hot air balloon enthusiast and was a licensed lighter than air pilot and he enjoyed all things about the Ohio River.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Donna Marie (Minges) Bratcher; daughters, Kelly Leigh Bratcher (Roger Garrett) of Huntington, and Ashley Dawn Bratcher (Jason Belisle) of Sissonville, and the loves of his life and the sparkle in his eyes, his grandchildren, Alexander Belisle, Alivia Belisle, Donovan Garrett, Johnathan Garrett and Kaiya Garrett; brothers, David Bratcher of Farmington, NM, William Donald Bratcher of Durango, CO, and Robert Bratcher of Trenton, TN, and a sister, Dawn Michelle Smithson of Trenton, TN.

A memorial service is planned for mid-September along his beloved Ohio River. Date. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.

 

LEANNA F. LIPSCOMB

lipscomb, leannaLeanna Faye Lipscomb, 85, of Cottageville, WV, passed away August 15, 2016, at her home.

She was born July 27, 1931, in Rowlesburg, WV, the daughter of the late Lester and Grace (Wable) Chambers. Her husband of 57 years, Donald Ray Lipscomb, whom she married June 1, 1958, preceded her in death January 21, of this year. Her brothers, Lester Chambers and Pete Chambers and a sister, Jean Arnette also preceded her in death.

Leanna was a mother and homemaker, a member of thePhillipians 4-13 Cottageville United Methodist Church, the Jackson County Republican Women’s Club and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed collecting antiques, visiting the Amish country and being with her family.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Bethany Dawn and Donald Staats of Cottageville, and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Vera Archer, the Rev. Phillip Scarberry and the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Cottageville United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.

FRANKIE I. SHOCKEY

Shockey, FrankieFrankie Irene (Carmichael) Hutchens Shockey, 89, of Ripley, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Eldercare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ripley, W.Va.

She was born November 12, 1926, in Sandyville, W.Va. a daughter of the late Fredrick and Beulah Delcie (Mayhall) Carmichael formerly of Silverton, W.Va.

She grew up in Silverton and upon graduation from Ravenswood High School moved to Washington D.C. While in Washington she met and married her late husband, William Hilary Hutchens Jr. in 1946. She is also preceded in death by her second husband, Cleon Shockey; brothers, Robert and William Carmichael; sister, Betty Gorrell; great -grandchildren, Nora Follrod and Elijah Eskandari.


Frankie is most remembered by her family and loved ones as an honest and hard-working person who held onto life with great will and principle. She was always a rock for her entire family, a person of good humor, a person who believed in Jesus and a person who cared about the lives of others.


Survivors include her sons, William Hilary Hutchens, III. of Glendora, Calif. and Daniel F. Hutchens of Athens, Ga.; daughters, Lynda I. Hutchens of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Sandra Ann Hutchens of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sister, Elizabeth Curry of Ripley, W.Va.; stepchildren, Theresa (Shockey) Cooper of Charleston, W.Va. and James Shockey of Sissonville, W.Va.; grandmother and great-grandmother of 29 beloved souls.


The family extends a special thank you to Hilary (Hutchens) Groves for the amazing love and dedication she always extended to her Grandma. Hilary was instrumental in ensuring that she was well cared for over the years.


Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 205 Court St. Ripley, WV 25271, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, W.Va. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, 157 Evans Road, Evans, WV 25241.

LISA  ANN GANDEE

Lisa Ann Gandee, 50, of Evans, WV, passed away suddenly August 11, 2016, at her home.
She was born January 26, 1966, in Ripley, WV, the daughter of Betty Louise (Barnette) Gandee of Evans, and the late Billy Joe Gandee.

Lisa was formerly employed by McDonald’s in Ripley with 19 years of service and was currently a cashier at Walmart with 12 years of service. She enjoyed working in the lawn.

In addition to her mother other survivors include her brother, Lester Joe Gandee and his wife Nickelle of Evans, WV, and her sister, Linda Eggleston of Tampa, FL.

Service will be 1 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Foster Chapel Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

LONA GOLD HOWARD

Lona Gold (Layne) Howard, 89, of Maineville, OH, formerly of New Haven, WV, passed away August 11, 2016, in Riverside Hospital, Columbus, OH, following a brief illness.

She was born May 2, 1927, in Mason, WV, a daughter of the late Pearl and Belva Mae (Elias) Layne.

She was a former bank teller for Mason County Bank. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the New Haven United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and jigsaw puzzles.

Survivors include a son, Michael Allen Howard (Kathey) of Maineville, OH; daughter, Barbara Jo LeMasters of Powell, OH; 3 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Sunday, August 14, 2016—1 p.m. in Sunrise Cemetery, Letart, WV, with Pastor Stephen LeMasters officiating. Arrangements have been provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

CARL WILSON HARBIN 

Carl Wilson Harbin, Jr., 67, of Millwood, WV, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016, in CAMC, Memorial Division.

He was born February 1, 1949, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Carl Wilson Harbin, Sr and Gertrude Madeline (Carson) Harbin.

He was a retired lab technician from DuPont, Washington Works, with 39 years of service. He enjoyed sports, yard work, traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Sharon Jane (Vannest) Harbin; sons, Michael K. Harbin and his wife, Sharon of Walnut, MS, and John W. Harbin and his wife, Amee, of St. Albans, WV; daughter, Carla Jane (Harbin) Wells and her husband, Kelly, Sr., of Marcella, AR; brothers, Charles Harbin and his wife, Claudette, of Sandyville and Lester Harbin and his wife, Jean, of Washington, WV; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Service will be Saturday, August 13, 2016—1 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Rob Ely officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Ravenswood. Visitation will be Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

AGNES LOUISE BOWEN

Bowen, Agnes websiteAgnes Louise Bowen, 83, of Ripley, WV, passed away August 4, 2016, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born June 11, 1933, in Baltimore, MD, the youngest of five children to the late William J. and Mary (Look) Henderson. Her daughter Patricia Ann McCune Miller and her siblings also preceded her in death.

Agnes was a retired nursing assistant, a homemaker and member of the Ripley Baptist Temple. She enjoyed coloring, history and going through family albums.

Survivors include her daughter, Betsy Hill and her husband, Melvin “Butch” of Ripley; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and her dear friend and caregiver of 13 years, whom she affectionately referred to as her, “partner in crime,” Debbie Bowling of Ripley.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service on Sunday, at the funeral home.

ROBERT CALDWELL

Caldwell, Robert websiteRobert L. Caldwell, 77, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2016, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

He was born September 25, 1938, in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Bedford and Ethel (Menshouse) Caldwell.

He was a former employee of F.M.C. Ordinance and Libby Owens Glass. He attended the Apostolic Church in Charleston and the Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Bobbie D. (Coleman) Caldwell; sons, Randall L. Caldwell of Morehead City, N.C. and Robert L. Caldwell, II of Ravenswood; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, August 3, 2016—6 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Private interment will be on Thursday, August 4, 2016, in Ravenswood Cemetery.

DAVID VERNON DOTSON

David Vernon Dotson, 56, of Ripley, WV, passed away July 27, 2016, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born September 11, 1959, in Madison, WV, a son of the late Charles Oscar and Lucille Ruble (Harrison) Dotson.

David was a United States Army Reserve veteran.   He was an electrician and member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local #968, Parkersburg, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Cynthia Diane (Lints) Dotson; daughters, Rebecca Dotson of Huntington and Jessica Dotson of Ripley; stepchildren, Krista Kelly of Fairmont, Robert Kelly of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Bradley Kelley of Junction City, KS; brothers, Bruce Dotson and his wife Margaret, and Larry Dotson and his wife Pat all of Ripley; grandchildren, Haylee Hersman and Kaylee Hersman.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public services. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.

STEVEN L. OLDAKER

Steven Lloyd Oldaker, 52, of Letart, WV, passed away July 25, 2016, due to injuries received from an accident.

He was born November 30, 1963, in Point Pleasant, WV. He was preceded in death by his father, Adam Floyd Oldaker.

He was former member of the National Guard in West Virginia and Florida. He was a former employee for West Volusia Plumbing and was currently employed as a supervisor for the West Virginia Department of Highways, Point Pleasant, WV. He was a member of the Heavenly Saints Motorcycle Ministry, Mason, WV, and enjoyed racing stock cars, riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing, and boating.

Survivors include his mother, Frances Lou (Pettit) Oldaker; wife, Angelic Marie Oldaker of Letart; daughter, Holly Ann Brunelle of Deland, FL; stepson, Daniel Marion of Bonifay, FL; stepdaughter, Neisha Potter of Cody, WY; brother, Mark and sister in law Terri Oldaker of Lesage, WV, and seven grandchildren.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Donnie Dye officiating. Burial will follow in the Zirkle Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

DELORES J. McINTYRE

Delores Jannette McIntyre, 75, of Charleston, WV, passed away July 25, 2016, at the Hubbard Hospice House.

She was born July 9, 1941, in Ripley, WV, the daughter of the late Henry Ralph and Bertha Alice (Harmon) McIntyre. Her son, Larry Clayton McIntyre and a sister, Carroll Meadows also preceded her in death.

Delores was a caregiver and lived in Norfolk, VA, from 1969 until 1994, when she returned to West Virginia to care for family. She was a member of Women of Moose, Chapter #317, Charleston.

Survivors include her children, Malcolm Ferrell, Jr. of Bossier City, LA, Lessia Gail Malloy of Doyline, LA, and Anita Sure Rewis of Elgin, IL; grandchildren, Alicia Ferrell, Erica Hafferty, Nicholas Rewis, Timothy Rewis, Sabrina Ferrell and Douglas Ferrell and seven great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service on Thursday.

MONA JOSEPINE GIBBS

The angels came for Mona Josephine (Edwards) Gibbs, 95, on July 19, 2016, to take her to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born September 9, 1920.

Mona attended her local church all her life. Originally it was the Evangelical United Brethren. The name was later changed to Fairview Bible Church. Mona was saved in a barn at 9 years of age after hearing her friend, Kay Lewis, “pretend” preaching. Mona’s strong faith in Jesus Christ helped carry her through life, including the depression and WWII with her Navy husband, Rolland, fighting in the South Pacific. After moving to Rocksprings Rehab Center, now Arbors of Pomeroy, she still attended church services there when she was able and amazed her caregivers with her singing and love of God.

Mona was a homemaker and loved to cook and bake for her family. She loved the beauty of nature and working in her flower beds.

Mona was preceded in death by her parents, Ramie and Rebecca (Roach) Edwards and nine siblings; brothers, Ted, Earl and Willie Edwards; sisters, Edith Riggs, Ruby Smith, Nettie Hensley, Nellie Schools, Bessie Ohlinger and Mary Zerkle. In addition to these, she was preceded by her beloved husband of 56 years, Rolland Pearl and a pre-born daughter, Pam.

Surviving are sons, Rolland “Sunny” (Connie) Gibbs and Ramie ”Keith” (Michelle) Gibbs, both of Letart; daughters, Ramona “Bunny” (Dean) Knight of New Haven, and Renita Roush of Letart. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Service will be 12 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with the Pastor Brian May officiating. Burial will follow in Zirkle Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

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