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Darlene Joy Laudermilt

Darlene Joy (Doll) Laudermilt, 89, of Mason, W.V., passed away July 9, 2020 in Holzer Emergency Room, Pomeroy, OH.

She was born April 2, 1931 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Curtis and Marie (Schurbs) Naumann. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard Laudermilt, Sr.; son, Terry Lee Laudermilt; brothers, Charles and Jack Naumann; sisters, Roseann Miller, Vaughn Scott, Patty Daque, Melva Miner and Shirley Walt; son-in-law, George M. Johnson.

She was a custodian for Mason County Schools, and a member of the V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV and the American Legion Post # 140 New Haven, WV.

Survivors include her sons, Gary E. Laudermilt (Maryann), Willard (Will) Ray Laudermilt, Jr. (Brenda), and Ray Allen Laudermilt, Sr. (Camielle); daughters, Sharon Laudermilt, Carol Laudermilt, and Becky Johnson; sister, Nancy Scott; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren.

Service will be 7 pm, Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV with Dave Wright officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. There will also be a visitation from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, W.V. 26003. Burial will follow in Stone Church Cemetery, Wheeling, W.V. with Reverend John Ater officiating.

Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes, New Haven, Mason, Evans and Ravenswood, WV

 

Jeremy Allen (Small) Nuzum

Jeremy Allen (Small) Nuzum, 37, of New Lexington, OH, formerly of Jackson County, passed away July 7, 2020, at the Genesis Hospital, Zanesville, following an extended illness.

He was born December 7, 1982, in Ripley, WV, and was the son of Linda (Nuzum) Hopkins and the late Daniel Nuzum.

Jeremy was liked by all who knew him. He enjoyed working on cars, riding dirt bikes, four wheelers and fishing.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his daughters, Kelsey Bell and Kaylynn Nuzum; son, Kaiden Bell; his companion of 22 years, Nicky Bell; brothers, Cody Small, Dustin Small, Josh Nuzum, Daniel Nuzum, Curtis Nuzum; sisters, Alisha Small, Amy Nuzum; and biological mother, Anita Small.

Service will be 1 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Jeremy Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service on Friday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.

Dorothy Roush

 

Dorothy Jean (Ohlinger) Roush, 84, of Anderson, S.C., formerly of New Haven, WV, passed away July 4, 2020 in National Healthcare of Anderson, Anderson, S.C.

She was born September 22, 1935 in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Pearl and Theresa (Clark) Ohlinger. Her brother, Robert Ohlinger also preceded her in death.

She was a former employee of Pechiney Rolled Products, Ravenswood, WV. She was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5668 Ravenswood. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Pomeroy, OH.

Survivors include her son, Charles Raymond (Ashlee) Roush of Anderson, SC; daughter, Carol Lynn Lockhart of Bidwell, OH; sister, Doris Mcosker of Lytle, TX; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Private services will be conducted on Thursday at the Foglesong-Casto FH, Mason, WV.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting: foglesongfuneralhome.com
Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes, New Haven, Mason, Evans and Ravenswood, WV.

 

Richard Dale Boggess

Richard Dale Boggess, 52, of Ripley, WV, passed away July 3, 2020 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born June 14, 1968, in Charleston, WV, the son of Marie (Justice) Boggess Skeen of Ripley, and the late Meredith Boggess.

Richard was an auto body repairman and spent most of his career at Raines Auto Sales.

Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his children, Andrew Boggess with the United States Army, currently stationed in Africa; daughter, Tayler Boggess of Land of Lakes, FL; granddaughter, Abbi; brothers, Kevin Boggess of Fairplain, Preston Boggess of Frankfort, KY, Michael Boggess of Kenna and his stepfather, Ben Skeen of Ripley.

A private family graveside service will be held in the Harrison-Spicewood Cemetery, Goldtown, WV.

Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes, Evans, Ravenswood, Mason and New Haven, WV.

 

Lori Ann Wood

Lori Ann (Dean) Wood, 55, of Ravenswood, WV, (Flatwoods Community) passed away July 2, 2020 in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

She was born December 19, 1964 in Gallipolis, OH, a daughter of Bernard H. and Jodie (Gibson) Dean of Ravenswood.

She was a former Respiratory Therapist. She was a former employee of the Jackson County E.M.S. and a member of the Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene. Lori, enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband of 37 years, Kevin Lee Wood; son, Nicholas Lee Wood of Evans, WV; brothers, Michael (Debbie) Dean of Ravenswood and Jeff (Dava) Dean of Lubeck.

Service will be 2 p.m. ~ Monday, July 6, 2020 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with her brother Michael Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 12 o’clock noon until time of service at the funeral home.

Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes of Ravenswood, Evans, Mason and New Haven, WV.

 

Vaughn Hager

Vaughn (Meadows) Hager, 83, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away June 29, 2020 at her home with her family around her following an extended illness.

She was born August 8, 1936 in Laredo, WV, a daughter of the late James Oakley Meadows. Her son, Anton B. “Brucie” Hager II; brother, Bobby Meadows; sister, Nadine Hunt also preceded her in death.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker. She was a member of the Independent United Brethren Church, Ravenswood, WV. She enjoyed singing in the church choir and participating in the Easter and Christmas cantata. She enjoyed baking and decorating birthday cakes.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Pastor Anton Bruce Hager; sons, Mark Anton Hager and fiancee Mary of Mason, WV, Martin Lee (Teresa) Hager of Evans, WV; daughter, Roxann (Rex)  Morgan of Greenville, S.C.; grandchildren, Rex A. (Catie) Morgan II, Sara Vaughn (Alex) Long, Maggie A. Hager, Corey Andrew Hager, Martin Lee (Diana) Hager II; great grandchildren, Sean Fair, Blake and Anna Kate Long, Evelyn Vaughn Morgan; former daughter in law, Patricia Hager.

Service will be 2 p.m. ~ July 3, 2020 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Alan Skeens, Rev. Chris Skeens and Pastor Matt Matics officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12 o’clock noon until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes of Ravenswood, Evans, Mason and New Haven, WV.

 

Kathryn Louise Ihle

Kathryn Louise (Wade) Ihle, 91, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Ravenswood Village, following an extended illness.

She was born August 8, 1928, in Sherman, WV, a daughter of the late Everett and Ida (Horner) Wade. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Edward Ihle, and ten brothers and sisters.

Kathryn was a homemaker and attended the Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene. She had a generous heart and would often volunteer for Adopt-a-Family during Christmas. Kathryn worked at voting polls, was a weather watcher for the National Weather Service, and enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, puzzles, and dominoes.

Survivors include her son, Jim Ihle and his wife Tracy of Ravenswood; step-son, Eddie Ihle and his wife Linda of Mason; grandchildren, Michael Ihle of Ravenswood, Amber Ihle and Logan Farmer of Brownstown, IN, Phillip Ihle and Aly Scroggin of North Vernon, IN, Bret Wilson and his wife Sarah of Ravenswood, Heidi Wilson and Dustin Jones of Houston, TX; great- grandchildren, Nadiya, Arabella, Carmine, Sebastian, Isabella, Abigail, Jackson; and a special niece Joan Graham.

Service will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 26, 2020, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Matthew Matics officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the funeral home.

 

James B. Roush, 

James B. (Jim) Roush, 85, of West Columbia, WV, passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born August 15, 1934, in the Union Community, Letart, WV, a son of the late Clawson and Glenna (Nease) Roush

He attended Salem Community Church and was a lifetime member of the WV State Farm Museum and enjoyed woodworking. He was retired from AEP Sporn Plant in New Haven, WV.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mamie Elizabeth Roush; sons in law, Carl Gagnon and John Johnson; sisters Betty Sprouse and Ruth Lambert.

Survivors include his four children; son, James R. “Bobby” (Julie) Roush of Point Pleasant; daughters, Diana Johnson of West Columbia, Connie (Ron) Ferguson of Coolville, OH and Tina Gagnon of Scott Depot; 9 grandchildren, John (Jeana) Johnson of Hurricane, Travis (Jessica) Johnson of West Columbia, Dale “Scooter” (Heather) Johnson of Racine, OH, Chad (Amy) Burton of Coolville, OH, Stephanie (Mark) Allen of Racine, OH, Ashley (Roger) McCune of Coolville, OH, Brandon (Beverly) Gagnon of Huntington, Alexandra “Ally” (Anthony) Grimm of Hurricane and Tyler Roush of Point Pleasant; 13 great-grandchildren, Haley and Hannah Burton, Lily, Lauren and Lucas Allen, Wyatt and Rylee McCune, Madisyn and Caden Johnson, Peyton Johnson, Briar Johnson, Blaire Gagnon and Conner Grimm; brother, Harold Roush of Rutland, OH; brother in law, Bill Lambert of Galion, OH and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Service will be 2 p.m. ~ Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV, with Pastor Donnie Dye officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting: foglesongfuneralhome.com
Arrangements provided by Casto Family Funeral Homes, Evans, Ravenswood, Mason and New Haven, WV.

O. Lee Floyd

Orland Lee Floyd, 68, of Pomeroy, OH, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born August 11, 1951, in Cottageville, WV, a son of the late Orland W. Floyd and E. Naomi (Sayre) Floyd Miller.

He was a 1971 graduate of Meigs High School and was the class President of his senior class. He was a member of the 1968 Meigs High School Championship football team. Lee had a love for motorcycle and dirt track racing and was an avid hunter. He was a member of the Pomeroy-Racine Lodge # 164 F&AM and the Racine Fire Department and EMS. He was retired from Constellium, Ravenswood, WV, with 26 years of service as a Material Expeditor. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5568 Ravenswood, WV.

Survivors include his wife Tonda Floyd; son, Brandon Lee (Amanda) Floyd of Rutland, OH; step-daughter, Bethany (David) Gaul of Amanda, OH, Angie(Scott) Dickenson of Pomeroy, OH and Carla (Trey) Stoffel of Wellston, OH; sister, Leta Floyd of Shade, OH; aunts, Shirley Southall of Fairplain, WV, Sue Sayre of Ravenswood, WV and Carol Sayre of Cottageville, WV; sister in law, Becky (Lynn) Mallory of Racine, OH; brother in law, John (Terry) Salser of Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Bailee (Tanner) Thorla of Racine, OH, Jadyn Madison Floyd of Syracuse, OH, Meredith Gaul, Gahanna, OH, Christian Gaul of Amanda, OH, Garvin and Gage Jackson of Point Pleasant, WV, Avarie Seidenapel of Pomeroy, OH.; great-grandson, Holten Thorla of Racine, OH; nephews, Shawn L. (Waverly) Wiseman of Maryville, TN, Aaron M. (Ashley) Wiseman of Four Oaks, NC, Joshua R. (Stacie) Wiseman of Point Pleasant, WV; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

He had a special kind of love for his dogs, Buddy, Winchester and Taloola. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hospice of Central Ohio their nurses and staff.
A loving friend of his sister since 1983 Pam, Clifford and Kamryn Gillham of Prince George, VA.

Service will be 2 p.m. ~ Friday, June 19, 2020 in the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Teresa Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be provided by the Pomeroy-Racine Lodge # 164 F&AM.

Joyce Brewer

Joyce Ann (Roush) Brewer, 67, of Mason, WV, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, following an extended illness.

She was born March 31, 1953, in Clifton, WV, the daughter of the late Harry Carry and Edna Joyce (Smith) Roush.

Joyce was a homemaker and worked as a customer service representative at Walmart in Mason with over 15 years of service. Joyce was a family woman who loved and lived for her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking and attended the Mason United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Michael L. Brewer Sr; son, Michael L. Brewer Jr. and his significant other, Jamie Patterson of Mason; daughter, Christy McDonald and her husband Dale of Mason; brothers, Harry Roush of Pomeroy, Wesley Roush of Mason, Roy “Allen” Roush of Holden Beach, NC; grandchildren, Trenton and Tyler Brewer, Nicholas Brewer, Abby Taylor, Mason McDonald, Saylor McDonald and one special great grandchild.

In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public services at this time.

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

Kathleen Kearns

Kathleen Elizabeth (Grimm) Kearns, 93, of Letart, WV, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, in Lakin Hospital.

She was born March 4, 1927 in Graham Station, WV, a daughter of the late Mable (Grimm) Roach. Her husband, Buddy Kearns also preceded her in death.

She was a Baptist and enjoyed reading, gardening, and the outdoors.

Survivors include her son, Mark A. (Nida) Kearns of New Haven; brother, David Roach of Letart; sisters, Betty Argabrite of West Columbia and Sharon Fields of New Haven; grandson Andy (Davina) Kearns of Virginia Beach; great grandchildren, Trey and Aiden Kearns.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. ~ Friday, June 12, 2020, in Graham Baptist Church Cemetery, New Haven, WV, with Pastor Charlie Kearns officiating.

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

Valerie Jordan

Valerie Jean Jordan, 62, of Mason, WV, passed away June 7, 2020 at her home.

She was born December 15, 1957 a daughter of Belva Marie (Blessing) Jordan of New Haven, WV and the late Garland Matthew Jordan.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening and yard work.

Survivors include her daughter, Julie Porter of Mason; brothers, G. Roger Jordan of Point Pleasant; sisters, Doris Deneca of Letart, Audrey Bowling of Letart, Maxine Jordan of Hartford, Evelyn Little of Letart, Connie Bowen of Ona, Ramona Wooten of Letart, Marcellene Beegle of Gallipolis Ferry, Pamela McFall of Portland, OH, Tammy McDade of Leon and Lisa Ohlinger of Ripley; grandchildren, Alexandra and Brooklyn Roush, Delbert Percifield Jr. and Christopher Porter Jr.; great-grandchildren Lexi, McKenzie and Dakota Percifield.

Service will be 8 p.m. ~ Friday, June 12, 2020, at Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Randy Parsons officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday.

Bernice Justine (Herdman) Wolfe Harden

Bernice Justine (Herdman) Wolfe Harden, 92, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away June 7, 2020 at her home.

She was born November 13, 1927, in Cottageville, WV, the daughter of the late William Hubert and Hazel Erma (Sayre) Herdman. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Raymond Wolfe, Sr.; her second husband, John Lewis Harden; brothers, Keith Herdman, Gay Herdman and sisters, Sally Cole and Jeanette Sheets.

Bernice was a retired food service manager for several businesses; she began her career with Hupp’s in Ravenswood. She was an amazing mother. She was mamaw to 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. She was a skilled quilter, a terrific cook and an outdoorsman. She had visited all 50 states and hiked all of West Virginia’s state parks. She attended the Faith Bible Church in Ravenswood.

Survivors include her sons, Larry Wolfe of Little Hocking, OH, Raymond Wolfe Jr. (Charlotte) of Parkersburg and Mike Wolfe of Hustle, VA; daughters, Connie Alexander of Ravenswood, Shirley Chambers (Dick) of Ravenswood, and Carol Gandee of Belpre, OH; brothers, Dwight Herdman of Melbourne, FL, Garnet Herdman (Bonnie) of Columbus, OH and Eddie Herdman (Vickie) of Ravenswood:; sister, Beverly Durst of Leon; stepson, J.O. Harden (Barbara) of Logan; stepdaughters, Patty Fot (Del) in Florida and Janie Ramey (Roger) of Logan.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with Pastor Steve Raines officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Faith Bible Church, c/o Donna McComas, 65 Wildwood Drive, Millwood, WV 25262.

Barbara VanMatre

Barbara Alice (Byus) VanMatre, 78, of Mason, WV, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, OH.

She was born February 21, 1942, in Point Pleasant, WV, a daughter of the late Jerry Robert Byus Jr. and Mary Elizabeth (Jacob) Byus. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra VanMatre; brother, Clayton Byus; sister, Wilma Stapf.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed riding in her golf cart and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, George Ray VanMatre; son, Kevin Wayne VanMatre and Stephanie Roush of Letart, WV; daughters, Melinda Sue (Brian) Decker of West Columbia, WV and April Lynn Parsons and Charles Hayes Jr. of Middleport, OH; brothers, Jerry, Charles, Ronnie and Tommy Byus all of Point Pleasant, WV and Randy Byus of Wellston, OH; sisters, Nancy Mullins of Mason, WV, Sue Darst of Point Pleasant, WV, Brandace McCombs of Patriot, OH and Juanita Davis of New Haven, WV; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Saturday, June 6, 2020 in the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Sarah Lowden officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Baptist Church Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at the funeral home.

Dolan Clark “Smitty” Smith

Dolan Clark “Smitty” Smith, 84, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in the Ravenswood Care Center, following an extended illness.

He was born October 15, 1935, in Job, WV, a son of the late Herman and Lula (Kyle) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Herman Smith Jr. and Kenny Joe Smith.

Dolan was a retired millwright from Constellium in Ravenswood with 40 years of service and attended Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church, Cottageville.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Inga Smith; stepsons, Bob McCoy and his wife Trisha of Point Pleasant, Bill McCoy and his wife Lisa of Rio Grand, OH; daughter, Jeanette Tate and her husband Larry; son James “Butch” Smith; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Friday, June 5, 2020, at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with Pastor Mark Price officiating.

The family would like to thank Dr. Malik and his staff and a special thank you to the ladies at the Ravenswood Care Center for their outstanding love and care shown toward Dolan.

Casto Funeral Home, Evans, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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