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DAVID LOCKHART 

  Lockhart David Carrol Lockhart, 71, of Parkersburg, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Veterans Hospital in Clarksburg, W.Va.
   He was born Jan. 6, 1944, in Windy, W.Va., a son of the late Noel Hubert and Ida Mae (Brotton) Lockhart. In addition to his parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
 David was retired from O. Ames Company, Parkersburg, WV. He was a Vietnam War United States Army veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the North American Fishing Club. His hobbies included crocheting and fishing, and he attended the Big Tygart United Methodist Church, Mineral Wells, WV.   
   Survivors include his wife, Sandra Kay (Andrick) Lockhart of Parkersburg; sons, Samuel Lockhart and his wife, Christina, of Parkersburg, Robert Lockhart and his wife, Sherri, of Palestine, and Stephen Lockhart and Dolly Simmons of Grantsville; daughter, Carol Hanel and her husband, Patrick, of Marietta, Ohio; five brothers; five sisters; and seven grandchildren.
   Services will be 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Rodney Blanchard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post # 6669, Ravenswood, WV, following service at the funeral home.

ROBERTA RILEY

  Roberta Riley, 59, of Bethany, MO, daughter of the late Robert and Manzetta Campbell passed away May 27, 2015, in the Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  Arrangements are pending at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

LAWRENCE RICHARD WOLFE

wolfe, Lawrence photocat Lawrence Richard Wolfe, 90, of Frozen Camp, WV, passed away May 24, 2015, at his home following a brief illness.
   He was born September 19, 1924, in Letart, WV, a son of the late Lawrence Perry and Virginia (Howard) Wolfe. His sisters, Beulah Webb, Alice Randolph, Elsie Roach, and an infant grandson, Michael Hoffman also preceded him in death.
   He was a retired carpenter from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, and a member of United Steelworks Union, Local #5668. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed making grandfather clocks. Lawrence, was an active member and deacon of the Mill Creek Baptist Church, and devoted his life to Christ and his family.
   Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Rose Marie (Kirkpatrick) Wolfe; Matthew 11-28daughters, Debra Hoffman (John) of Mount Alto, and Patricia Hupp (Terry) of Oxford, OH; sons, Richard Wolfe (Christine) of Maryville, TN, and Timothy Wolfe (Patricia) of Middlesex, NC; grandchildren, Travis Hoffman, Matthew Hupp, Jill Hupp, Stefan Wolfe, Derek Wolfe, Lindsay Wolfe and Leah Wolfe, and great grandchildren, Grace and Mattie Hupp.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the Mill Creek Baptist Church, Frozen Camp, with Pastor Bob Keen and the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

MARCIA LYNN “JORGE” JACKSON

   Jackson, JorgeMarcia Lynn “Jorge” Jackson, 57, of Williamstown, WV, passed away May 22, 2015, at her home.
   She was born January 25, 1958, in Painesville, OH, the daughter of Mary Emogene “Jean” (Rogers) Beverage Templeton, and the late Walter W. Beverage. Her stepfather, William Templeton also preceded her in death. Jorge also endured three miscarriages and is now reunited with her children.
   She was raised in Eastwood, WV, and as a child, was given the nickname “Jorge” by her sister, Debi.
   Jorge gave her life to the Lord many years ago and enjoyed singing His praises until cancer brought it to an end, but started a new era of witnessing for His glory while battling the disease. She attended the Bethesda Baptist Church, Palestine, WV, and loved her brothers and sisters in Christ who are too numerous to mention. She became a bonded friend to all the caregivers at Strecker Cancer Center, Marietta, OH.
   In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband and the love of her life, Ed Jackson; stepson, E.J. Jackson and his wife, Rejeanna; step granddaughter, Amillia; sister, Debi and stepsisters, Brenda Webb (Greg) and Dorcas Carmichael (Rob).
   Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Dale Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
   Jorge was granted a wish from the Dream Foundation, and in lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to:   Dream Foundation, 1528 Chapala Street # 304, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.

ROBERT RALPH STANLEY

  Stanley, Bob websiteRobert Ralph Stanley, 73, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home following an extended illness.
   He was born November 25, 1941, in Branchland, WV, a son of the late Frank Willard and Ruby Myrl (Franklin) Stanley. His brothers, Ronald Gene Stanley and James F. Stanley, also preceded him in death.
   Robert was a self-employed carpenter. He was a retired carpenter and brick mason from Century Aluminum, Ravenswood and a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local #5668. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, woodworking, singing in the choir and in his early years sang in the Gospel Four Quartet. He attended the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood.
   Survivors include his wife, Mary Kathleen (Dow) Stanley; daughter, Lori Ann Staats of Evans; brother, Paul Stanley and his wife, Nancy, of Huntington; stepdaughter, Kandy L. Prater of Fairplain; stepson, Chad E. Comer of Ravenswood; step-grandchildren, Brandee, Jeremiah, Michaella, Alexia, Taylor, Jaala, Cierra; and step great-granddaughter, Hailynn.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

NEVAEH HOPE MARCUM

   Nevaeh Hope Marcum, 15-days old, of Ripley, WV, passed away May 17, 2015, in University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
   She was born May 2, 2015, in Cincinnati, the daughter of Eric Estrada Marcum and Angela Kay Crigger of Ripley. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Linda and Arthur Pursley of Sandyville, and Gary and Jean Crigger of Ripley; paternal grandmother, Arvella Spaulding of Phelps, KY; uncles, Jason Crigger (Michelle) of Mount Alto, Lester Marcum, Jr. of Jennies Creek, WV, and Lonnie Lee Marcum of Fort Gay, WV.
   Her paternal grandfather, Lester Marcum preceded her in death.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. David Pursley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home.

ORLAND LEWIS “BUD” STAATS

  Staats, Orland Bud Orland Lewis “Bud” Staats, 74, of Portland, OH, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV following an extended illness.
   He was born April 15, 1941, in Vienna, WV, a son of the late Orland Camden and Dorothy Mae (Dragoo) Staats. His brothers, Glenn, John and an infant brother, and sisters, Opal, Hazel and Cathy also preceded him in death.
   Bud was a retired millwright/welder from Century Aluminum with 22 years of service and a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He was also a farmer, and enjoyed hunting and fishing and attended the Copper Fork Community Church, Sandyville.
   Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Diana (Talbert) Staats; sons, Randy Staats (Deidra) of Portland, OH, Michael Lewis Staats (Belinda) of Medina, and David Wayne Staats of Sandyville; brother, Jim Staats of Sandyville; stepchildren, Jimmy Rhodes of LeRoy, and Lisa Johnson (Robert) of Fairplain; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and nine step grandchildren.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Bernard “Bud” McVey officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 5p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
   In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Sandyville Food Pantry, or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W., Charleston, WV 25387

PHYLLIS MAE (BARR) WHEELER

    Phyllis Mae (Barr) Wheeler, 84, of Evans, WV, went peacefully to Heaven on Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015, at the home of her daughter.
   She was born May 17, 1930, in Elmwood, WV, a daughter of the late Harvey and Blanche (Rogers) Barr. Her husbands, Homer Schultz and Delmar Wheeler; son, Danny Schultz; daughter, Vickie Wheeler; siblings, Saul Barr, Silas Barr, Charles Barr, Wilma Barr, Dencil Barr, Susie Barr, and Paul Barr, a granddaughter, Brittany Shirley, and two infant great grandsons also preceded her in death.
   Phyllis was a Christian who loved attending church. She also loved to quilt and garden. She wasChristian symbol retired from the Mason County Board of Education with 27 years of service and was the former co-owner and operator of Wheeler’s Grocery, Leon, WV.
   Survivors include her children, Alex Schultz (Brenda), Boone Schultz (Beulah Annette) and Angela Shirley (Harold) all of Leon, WV, Connie McCarty (Leonard) of Letart, WV, and Treva Clutter (Gail) of Mount Alto, WV; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren;  one great great grandchild; brother, Ervin Barr (Gertie) of Evans, WV; sister, Trilby Minton (Roy) of Columbus, OH, and step children, Dale Wheeler of Leon, WV, and Gwendolyn Young of Columbus, OH.
   The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Harold Ayers; Carla, Debbie, Betty and staff at Pleasant Valley Hospital; Dora, Jessi, and Angel of Mason County Action Group and Martha of Hospice for the care of their mother.
   Graveside service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Creston Cemetery. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
   In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Creston Cemetery Fund, or the Alzheimer’s Association of West Virginia, 1111 Lee Street, Charleston, WV  25301

CLARENCE EUGENE “GABBY” LIEVING

   lieving, GabbyClarence E. “Gabby” Lieving, 72, of Evans, WV, passed away May 4, 2015, at his home U.S. Flagfollowing an extended illness.
   He was born January 16, 1943, in Angerona, WV, a son of the late George and Pearl Juanita Faye (Prochnow) Lieving. His sister, Leta Bower and a special brother-in-law, Dale Miller also preceded him in death.
   He was a Vietnam War era United States Marine Corps veteran. He was a master electrician in the coalmines, a member of the United Mine Workers Union and was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.
   Gabby enjoyed hunting, fishing and was always willing to help his neighbors in times of need.
   Survivors include his daughters, Eugenia McCoy (Todd) of Ravenswood, Juanita Gouin (Marc) of Forest, VA, and Crandale Redman of Cottageville; sisters, Mary Myers (Jack) of Evans, and Dorothy Blankenship of Millwood; brother, Allen Lieving (Shirley) of Akron, OH, 11 grandchildren, Marine Corps 02and three great grandchildren.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, with military honors by the Jackson County Marine Corps League, Detachment 1065. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

ALMA D. ZIMMERMAN

   Alma D. (Blake) Zimmerman, 98, of Clifton, WV, went to be with the Lord, May 1, 2015, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, WV.
   She was born December 17, 1916, a daughter of the late James Isaac and Fannie Frances (Spurlock) Blake. She was also preceded in death by husbands, Carl VanMeter, Clifford Johnson and Charles Zimmerman; 12 siblings, a son, William “Sonny” VanMeter and her grandson, Chester Young.
   She was a member of the Clifton United Methodist Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Point Pleasant, WV, and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Alma was a homemaker and very loving mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and caring friend to everyone she met. Alma never knew a stranger and was a personal caregiver to many during her lifetime.
   Survivors include her daughters, Betty Hamm of Syracuse, OH, and Ann (Frank) Untalan of New Haven, WV, 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Glenn Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in Clifton Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the funeral home.

JOY GRIBBEN

 Gibben  Joy Lynn Gribben, 49, of Cottageville, passed away April 27, 2015, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a sudden illness.
   She was born June 15, 1965, in Hurricane, WV, a daughter of the late William Lawrence, Sr., and Mary Ann (McCutcheon) Searls. Her brother, Joseph Searls also preceded her in death.
   She was a graduate of Hurricane High School, and received an associate’s degree from West Virginia State College. She was a Christian, a homemaker, and enjoyed gardening and her animals.
   Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Terry Edward Gribben; brother, William L. Searls, Jr. (Robin) of Hurricane; nephews, Pat, Joe and Parker, nieces, Elizabeth, Laura and Haley, and several great nieces and nephews.
   Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Cottageville, with the Rev. Herman Cook officiating.  Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

LOUISE (ANDERSON) BAKER

 Baker, Louise Louise Anderson Baker, 89, of Ripley, WV, passed away suddenly April 26, 2015, in Overbrook Center, Middleport, OH.
   She was born August 1, 1925, in Acme, WV, a daughter of the late Jess Lee and Laura Anna (Farley) Anderson. Her husband, Warren Baker, sisters, Jessie Jarrell, Dorothy Wiggington, Zelpha Stewart, and infant sisters, Zelma and Lucille, also preceded her in death.
   Louise was a former sales clerk and certified nurses assistant. She was a 27-year volunteer with the Jackson General Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley.
   Survivors include her children, Diane Pauley (Glenn) of St. Albans, WV, Paula Sayre (Lloyd) of Carpenter, OH, David Jones (Marcie) of New Haven, WV, and Tammy Casto (Mike) of Evans, WV; sister, Freda Clark of Racine, OH; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Robinson and Pastor Matthew Ash officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home. 

FRANKLIN DAVID RICHARDSON

  Richardson, Foglesong Franklin David Richardson, 74, of Vinton, OH, U.S. Flagpassed away April 21, 2015, in Riverside
Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness.

   He was born a son of the late Hiram Richardson Sr. and Mable (Elkins) Richardson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Richardson; sisters, Goldie Love, Ula Ashton, Silvia Richards, and Martha Hart.
   He was a United States Army Veteran and was a
retired foreman from Century Aluminum,  Ravenswood, WV. He was a member of Leman Hall New Haven Bow Hunters Club. He was a former coach for Little League baseball and basketball and also a coach for the French Quarter and Blue Tartan Softball team.

   He was a former coach with the Kaiser Aluminum, Kera House softball team that played in the World Championships.
   He was a Christian.
   Survivors include son, John Michael Richardson of Wellston, OH; daughter, Crystal Renee Army 02Stamper and her husband, Donald of Letart, WV; brother, Hiram Richardson, Jr. and his wife, Yvonne of Columbus, OH; granddaughters, Samantha Goble of Jackson, OH, and Sarah Stamper of Letart, WV, a great-granddaughter, Emma Goble of Jackson, OH, and Etta Richardson.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV. Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

CATHERINE SUE GIBBS

   Catherine Sue (Pierce) Gibbs, 74, of New Haven, WV, passed away April 20, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.
   She was born February 28, 1942, in Racine, OH, a daughter of the late Elmer and Charlotte (Gray) Pierce. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Jeffrey Scott Gibbs and Patrick Keith Gibbs.
   She enjoyed gardening, flea markets, Elvis Presley and her cats.
   Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Hurbert W. Gibbs; son, Timothy Wayne and his wife, Jaqueline Gibbs of Letart, WV; daughter, Tanya and her husband, Barry Westerviller of Hilliard, OH; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
   Service will be private. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, is serving the Gibbs family.

MARY M. JOHNSON

   Mary Melba (Ihle) Johnson, 85, of Mason, WV, passed away April 14, 2015, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital following a brief illness.
   She was born a daughter of the late Clarence Christopher and Evelyn Beatrice (Stewart) Ihle. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Luella Moore.
   She was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.
   Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Earl H. Johnson; sons, Earl Michael (Marie) of Pomeroy, OH, and Brian E. (Brenda) Johnson of Mason; daughter, Alice Faye Chapman of Mason; sister, Lora Ann Russell of Mason; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Tim Edin officiating, Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home

WILBUR “WEBB” CAMPBELL

   Wilbur Wilson “Webb” Campbell, 86, of Ravenswood passed away April 14, 2015 atU.S. Flag Abbyshire Place, Bidwell, OH.
   He was born January 21, 1929 in Ravenswood, WV, a son of the late William Bartall and Rena Mae (Thivener) Campbell. His brother, Robert Cecil Campbell and two sisters, Helen Bradley and Lillian Jett, preceded him in death.
   He was a former railroad employee. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War era and a member of VFW Post #6669 of Ravenswood.  His hobbies were fishing and hunting.Army 02
   Survivors included his wife, Susie (Pickens) Campbell of Ravenswood.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor David Johnston officiating.  Burial will follow in Ravenswood, Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home on Friday.

DOUGLAS EDWARD KIMES

   Douglas Edward Kimes, 54, of Ravenswood, passed away suddenly, April 13, 2015.
   He was born June 15, 1960, in Ravenswood, WV, a son of the late Edgar “Pete” and Annie (Kerr) Kimes of Sherman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Edgar “Junior” Kimes, and sister, Caroline (Kimes) Barnes.
   Doug was a carpenter, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, mowing his yard, attending football games, and just spending time with family.  He was a good man, and will be missed by all.
   He is survived by his loving wife, Sara Kimes of Ravenswood; sons, Chris Kimes and his wife, Shannon, Luke Kimes all of Ravenswood; daughters, Jennifer Kirk and her husband, A.J. and Brittany Taylor of Ravenswood; sons, Samuel Taylor and Jeremiah Taylor of Ravenswood, brothers; Timothy Kimes and Neal Kimes of Millwod, Gary Kimes of Belleville, and Tom Kimes of Parkersburg; grandchildren, Emma, Isaiah, and Lilly Kimes, Elizabeth and Marissa Kirk and Brooklyn Kimes, all of Ravenswood.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor S. R. Parsons Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow in Ravenswood, Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.

ROBERT L. BARR

  barr Robert Laban Barr, 74, of Leon, WV, passed away April 13, 2015, in Cabell Huntington Hospital following a sudden illness.
   He was born, October 17, 1940, in Leon, WV, a son of the late Ray E. and Gloria Ruth (Sayre) Barr. His brothers, Ray Edward Barr and Thomas Barr, and a sister, Louise Pringle also preceded him in death.
   He was a retired heavy equipment operator, and mechanic from Green Valley Bridge Construction Company, and was currently employed by Pipes Plus, Nitro. He was a member of the Mt. Tabor Church, Leon, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
   Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mauna Lei (Hayes) Barr; son, Robert Laban Barr, II (Connie) of Dunbar; brothers, Clayton Barr of Point Pleasant, and Ronald Barr (Opal) of Leon; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild, and a very good friend, Dana Davis of Leon.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Lawrence Conger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Barr Family Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

DELMAR GLEN PURSLEY

Pursley, Delmar website   Delmar Glen Pursley, 83, of Leon, WV, passed away April 11,U.S. Flag 2015, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, OH following a brief illness.
   He was born April 6, 1932, in LeRoy, WV, a son of the late Glen and Dena (McVay) Pursley.
   He was a Korean War era United States Army veteran, and was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum with 30 years of service. Delmar, was a farmer, and had raised registered Polled Hereford cattle 57 years. Over the years he received many citations and awards including being named the West Virginia Outstanding Young Farmer in 1963. He was named an honorary member of the FFA Chapters at Ripley, and Ravenswood High Schools. He was a member of the American Hereford Association and was a Baptist by faith.Army 02
   Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Norma Colene (Epling) Pursley; sons, Tom Pursley of Kill Devil Hills, NC, and Charles Pursley (Beverly) of Leon; daughter, Denise Smith of Racine, OH; grandchildren, Teresa Paul of Racine, OH, Destany Pursley and Megan Pursley, both of Leon; great grandchild, Kaiden Pursley of Leon; brothers, Hereford logoDale Pursley of Navarre, OH, Don Pursley and Jack Pursley both of Sandyville, and sisters, Deloris DeLany of Reedy, and Jerry Greathouse of Spencer.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

FOSTER LEON WILKINSON

   Foster Leon, Wilkinson, 64, of Sandyville, WV, passed away April 10, 2015, in Ripley, WV.
   He was born January 22, 1951, in Sandyville, a son of the late Foster Freeman Henry and Esta Clarabelle (Riggs) Wilkinson. His brother, Larry Wilkinson, and sisters, Letha Wilkinson and Mertie Wilkinson, also preceded him in death.
   He was a farmer, and sawmill worker. He enjoyed hunting and attended the Ripley First Church of God.
   Survivors include his brother, Robert Wilkinson (Deloris) of Sandyville; uncles, Thomas Wilkinson of Sandyville, and Ralph Riggs (Anna) of Ravenswood, and several nieces, nephews, cousins.
   Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Tim Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

RANDALL LARENTZ PARSONS
1917 – 2014
AGNES DOLLY (DURST) PARSONS
1922 – 2013

   Graveside service for Randall and Agnes Parsons will be 12:00 noon Monday, April 13, 2015, at Letart Falls Cemetery, Letart Falls, OH.  Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting with local arrangements.

LARRY “J.R.” PARSONS, JR.

Parsons, J.R. pic   Larry Eugene “J.R.” Parsons, Jr., 37, of Ripley, WV, passed away April 6, 2015, at Jackson General Hospital, following an extended illness.
   He was born October 18, 1977, in Ripley, a son of the late Larry Eugene and Reta Gale (Dillon) Parsons.
   He was a former manager at Shoney’s in Ripley, and worked in sales. He enjoyed golfing.
   Survivors include his son, Dylan Parsons; daughter, Ryley Parsons; uncle, Gary Parsons of South Charleston; aunts, Beverly Sue Dillon and Olivia Parsons both of Ripley; step grandmother, Helen Dillon of Ripley; step uncle, Richard Winter of Waynesboro, VA; step aunts, Terry Lynn Faunce of Townville, PA, and Susan Detwiler of Waxhaw, NC, and cousins, Yvette Welling of Ripley, Brandi Nelson of South Charleston and Mike Clark of Winfield.
   Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Franklin Howerton officiating.   Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fairplain Cemetery.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred.

WESLEY MORRIS

   Wesley V. Morris, 87, of Ravenswood, formerly of Waverly, OH, passed away April 5, 2015 inU.S. Flag the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV.
   He was born April 13, 1928, in Servia, WV, a son of the late Everett Sherwood and Ethel  Lucille (VanBuren) Morris. His brother, Charles Morris; sisters, Naomi Hoover and Beulah Sondergaard also preceded him in death.
   He was a U.S. Army combat veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a former employee of Goodyear Atomic and retired from Mead Paper Company, Chillicothe, OH as a machine operator. He was a Baptist by faith.
   Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Doris Nell (Kennard) Morris of Ravenswood; sons, Jeffrey S. Morris of Hillsboro, OH, Scott A. Morris of Burnside, KY, Eric S. Morris of Chillicothe, OH; brother, Presley Morris of Millwood; sisters, Joan Given of Ravenswood, Shirley Bailes of SouthArmy 02 Charleston; and five grandchildren.
   Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Arvil Murray Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Thursday. Graveside/Committal service will be 3 p.m. at Evergreen Union Cemetery, Waverly, OH, April 9, 2015.

ROSANN MAE (BIRD) KEIFFER

   Keiffer, Roseann M.Rosann Mae (Bird) Keiffer, 81, of Ravenswood, WV, formerly of Belle, WV, and Evans, WV, passed away April 5, 2015, in the Hilltop Center, Hilltop, WV. She is now free from suffering and in the arms of her Heavenly Father.
   She was born June 24, 1933, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Oscar and Orma (Critchfield) Bird. Her husband, Clarence Edward Keiffer; daughters, Cathy Ann Keiffer, and Debra Sue Childers, and a grandson, Ryan Keiffer, also preceded her in death.
   She was a lifelong Christian, was a TOPS president, Sunday school teacher, church secretary and treasurer. She was also a Boy Scout den mother, homeroom mother, and was the former co-owner of Little Giant Food Market in Belle, WV.
   Survivors include her sons, Larry G. Keiffer of San Antonio, TX, Gary R. Keiffer (Alvada) of Mabscott, WV, and Phillip Edward Keiffer of Charleston, WV; sisters, Imogene Welch of Clendenin, WV, Betty Halstead (Mike) in GA, and Francelene Starcher of Ripley, WV; brother, Jim Bird of Clendenin, WV; grandchildren, Andrew Keiffer, Justin Keiffer, and Daniel Keiffer Clay, all of Charleston, WV, Michelle Nichols (J. Brooks) of Cross Lanes, WV, Beth Schlieper (Craig) of Cameron, WV, Jeremiah Garnes of Evans, WV, and Emily Keiffer of Ripley, WV.
   Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, at the Board-Bird Cemetery, Clendenin, WV, with Jim Green officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

GERALDINE (RITENOUR) CLICK

   Click, GeraldineGeraldine Rosetta (Ritenour) Click, 93, of Cottageville, WV, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home April 3, 2015, following an extended illness.
   She was born July 31, 1921, in Forestville, PA, a daughter of the late Fredrick F. and Clara Luella (Snyder) Ritenour. Her husband of 61 years, Dellas Luther “Boog” Click, an infant son; brothers, Lester, Frederick, Alivi, and Richard; sisters, Florence Woliniski, Elizabeth “Babe” McCormick, and Katherine Ritenour, and her fondest grandson, George Davis, Jr., and a nephew, Larry McCormick also preceded her in death.
   Gerry was a homemaker, and enjoyed reading, country and gospel music, and being a servant to her family. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Toledo, OH, and she attended the Cottageville, United Methodist Church.
   Survivors include her son, Rodney Dallas Click (Anna) of Assawoman, VA; daughters, Darlene Elizabeth Davis (George, Sr.), and Joanne Clara Myers (Billy) all of Cottageville; grandchildren, Samantha Lee Click of Princess Anne, MD, Christopher Bandon Click of Lithia, FL, Jeremy Allen Click of Washington, D.C., Tammy Shreve of Jacksonburg, WV, Steven Southerly, Jr. of Cottageville; step grandchildren, Jeanette Blackwood of Cottageville, and Robert Myers of IN; great grandchildren, Ashely Davis, Holly Davis, Daniele Shreve, Tyler Belcher, Trever Belcher, Jay Click, Nathan Click, Brandon Click, Ryan Click, Samantha Southerly, Dakota Southerly and Rebel-Ann Southerly; step great grandchildren, Clayton Blackwood and William Blackwood; step great great grandchildren, Bailey Shreve and Julie Shreve, and nieces and nephews, Rita Filby, Mike McCormick, Terry Woliniski, Cathy Ritenour, Ricky Ritenour, Thomas Ritenour, Steven Ritenour, James Ritenour, Lee Ritenour, Donna Rowen, Jerry Rowen, Glen Rowen, Raymond Rowen, Linda McIntyre, and Joe McIntyre.
   Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Monday, at the funeral home.

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