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Diana Sue (Snyder) Kapp

Diana Sue (Snyder) Kapp, 69, of New Haven, WV, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2019, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington.

She was born June 21, 1950, in Columbus, OH, the daughter of the late Harry J. and Janet (Mason) Snyder of Middleport, OH. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Erika Hickel; brother, Roger Snyder; sister, Joan Snyder and son in law, Jesse Giles.

Diana retired from Par Mar General Stores as a manager with over 20 years of service. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and playing Farmville on the computer. She also enjoyed spending quality time with her family who was her pride and joy.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Charles Kapp; son, Charles Kapp II and his wife Stacy of Charleston, WV; daughters, Carla Sue Russell of New Haven, Sherry Giles of Martinsburg; 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Per her wishes, there will be no public services. Private burial will be in the Graham Cemetery, New Haven. Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, has been entrusted with arrangements.

Jeannette Fowler

Jeannette Ann Fowler, 75, of Leon, WV, was taken home while sleeping in the arms of her savior Jesus Christ on September 17, 2019, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born September 27, 1943, in Charleston, WV, the daughter of the late Harold and Myrtle (Richards) Rollins.

Jeannette was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She formerly lived in Charleston, WV, where she owned & operated her own lawn & garden business as her love for the outdoors, gardening and flowers were her passion. She attended the Baden-Presbyterian Church and enjoyed country drives, riding motorcycles and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Lawrence M. “Chip” Fowler; son, Mark L Fowler of Dayton, OH; daughter, Marnie L Birurakis (Stephen) of Charleston, WV; granddaughters, Allison Griffin of FL, Jessica Fowler of Raleigh, NC, Marissa Poultney of Charleston, SC; grandson, Jacob A. Birurakis of Charleston, WV; brothers, Vernon Rollins of Seattle, WA, Ronald Rollins of Leesburg, FL, Richard Rollins of Charleston, WV, and sister-in-law, Tammy Fowler (Robert Billups) of Charleston, WV.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, September, 21, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Richard Riffe officiating. Burial will follow in the Baden-Presbyterian Cemetery, Leon, WV. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

 

Jimmy Knight

James Allen Knight II, 39, of Loveland, OH, formerly of Cottageville, WV, passed away September 14, 2019, in Deerfield Township, OH.

He was born September 26, 1979 in Gallipolis, OH, a son of Belinda (Caudill) Ramsey and Loyde of Mt. Alto, WV and James A. Knight Sr. of Cottageville.

Jimmy was a 1998 graduate of Ripley High School where he excelled in baseball, football, basketball and was named Ripley High School “Athlete of the Year”. He was a graduate of Marshall University with a degree in finance. He worked as an account logistics specialist in the transportation industry. He was a little league coach and enjoyed music, sports and movies. The most special and important thing in his life was the time spent with his beloved son, Evan.

Survivors in addition to his parents, are his son, Evan James Knight of Loveland, OH; sisters, Amy (Colin) Hitt of Martinsburg, Andrea (Jeff) Ramsey-Mitchell of Dunbar, Beth Knight (Matt) of Purcellville, VA and Jen (Brandon) Gilmore of Herndon, VA; grandmother, Monzella Caudill of Evans and his former wife, Jaime Knight of Loveland, OH.

His grandparents Bob and Betty Knight and Billy Caudill preceded him in death.

Service will be 6 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service, Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 1 p.m.Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Kerr Cemetery, Loveland, OH.

 

Dexter Lee Freshour

Dexter Lee Freshour, 61, of Millwood, WV, passed away September 15, 2019, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born April 1, 1958, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Edward Lee and Cecelia Elizabeth “Syble” (Hill) Freshour.

Dexter a carpenter by trade and hae been employed by Hobba Enterprises and A.B Construction. He was also an over-the-road trucker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mudding and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha Kay (Burge) Freshour; sons, Dakota Zane Walker of Sandyville and Wyatt Lee Freshour of Ripley; daughters, Kaylee Ashton Moncier of Greeneville, TN, and Janet Bernice Freshour of Jacksonville, NC; seven grandchildren; brothers, Nelson Freshour (Delores) of Kenna, Melvin Freshour of Evans, Norman Freshour (Julie) of Ripley; sisters, Connie Jones (Lacy) Dothan, AL, Dianna Bush (Tom) of Cottageville, Lisa Johnson (Doug) of Ravenswood and Cathy Barr (Jason) of Evans.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Z. Bochnak officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Paul James “Buck” Hackney

Paul James “Buck” Hackney, 52, of Evans, WV, passed away September 12, 2019, of injuries received in automobile accident.

He was born December 2, 1966, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Romie Lewis and Ada Margaret (Rhodes) Hackney.

Buck was a carpenter, roofer and former employee of Facemyer Lumber. He was a 4-H leader and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his daughters, Shyana Townsend and Ada Townsend; brothers, Romie Hackney, Jr. and Ronald Keith Hackney; sisters, Betty Burgess, Brenda Beanard, Donna Friend, JoAnn Goff, Lemmel Hackney, Reva Hackney, Rita Mae Rhodes and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

Service will be 6 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home of Monday. Private interment will be in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery, Mount Alto, WV.

 

Chad Davis

Chad Davis of Sandyville, WV,  passed away September 10, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

 

Betty Arleigh (Hughes) Casto

Betty Arleigh (Hughes) Casto, 80, of Gay, formerly of Ravenswood Pike in Ripley, passed away September 9, 2019, in Eldercare of Ripley.

She was born September 23, 1938, in Arbuckle, WV, the daughter of the late Rosie Ellen (Craig) Hughes. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Angeline Walker Hughes and her husband of 56 years, Delbert Theodore Casto.

Betty previously worked in the deli department at the Big R Supermarket in Ripley and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and gardening.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Casto and his wife, Sharrie of Given, Richard Casto and his wife, Tonya of Ripley; daughters, Martha Wilson and her husband, Rick of Gay, Marcella Miller and her husband, Ray of LeRoy; grandchildren, Ryan Wilson, Crystal Wilson, Brittany Shamblin, William Casto, Rex Miller and five great grandchildren, Mercy Wilson, Riley Shamblin, Addie Shamblin, Xavier Casto and Camden Wyatt Fletcher.

Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Pastor Douglas Garten officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home.

 

Roger Clendenin

Roger Lee Clendenin Sr., 74, of Charleston, WV, passed away September 7, 2019, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born December 24, 1944 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Edgar and Aileen (Thomas) Clendenin Jr.; brother, Paul D. Scott also preceded him in death.

He was a retired truck driver and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, music and time with his family. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles and was a Christian by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Joetta (Hudnall) Clendenin; sons, Roger Lee Clendenin Jr. of Cottageville, WV and Jack A. Clendenin (Linda) of Hamilton, OH; daughter, Norma L. Sizemore (James) of Wilkesboro, NC; sister, Patricia Scott of Charleston; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Friday, September 13, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Sam Stricklen

Samuel Eugene Stricklen, 76, of Elkview, WV, passed away September 5, 2019 in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

He was born April 13, 1943 in Coco, WV, a son of the late Russell C. and Opal Lena (Slaughter) Stricklen.

Service was held 2 p.m. ~ Friday, September 6, 2019 in Elk Hills Memorial Park, Big Chimney, WV.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

George “Midge” Greene Jr. 

George “Midge” Greene Jr., 77, of Hartford, WV, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, following an extended illness.

He was born April 8, 1942, in Holden, WV, the son of the late George Leslie and Sibyl Edna (Herdman) Greene. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Sue Greene; brothers, Ralph, Donald, Ernest, James and Roy Greene.

Midge was a self-contractor and co-owner of Greene and Sons Concrete Finishing Services and was a member of the Plasters and Cement Finishers Union Local #32, Pomeroy. He was a devout Christian who enjoyed studying and sharing Gods word. His favorite verse that he would often reference was 1 John 4:8, “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”

Survivors include his sons, George “Timothy” Greene of Hartford, Matthew Greene and his wife Natalie of Hartford, Scott A. Greene and his wife Amy of Hartford; brother Kenneth T. Greene and his wife Norma; sister Ellen Rife and her husband Charlie; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; special sister-in-law, Lori (Bolin) Bibler and two special care givers, Amy Livingston and Diane Kearns.

Service will be 5:30 p.m., Friday, September 6, 2019, at Foglesong- Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Charlie Hargraves officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Private burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Five Points, OH.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd. Huntington, WV 25702.

Emma “Jean” Miller

Emma Jean (Starcher) Miller, 88, of Philo, OH formerly of Jackson County WV, passed away August 31, 2019 in Willow Haven Care Center, Zanesville, OH.

She was born June 8, 1931 a daughter of the late Darrell Webster and Addie Ethel (Painter) Starcher. Her sons, Curtis Lee and Dorsel Casto; grandson, Joey Casto; great-grandson, Riley Casto; brothers, Ivan, Darrell Jr, Denzil, Donald, Troy, Danny, Johnny, Gary Dorsal Starcher; sister, Janet Casto preceded her in death.

She was retired from Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, with 29 years of service as a cook. She was a life member of the the V.F.W. Post # 5501, Ripley, WV.

Survivors include her brothers, Gilbert (Shirley) Starcher of Given, Chuck (Neida) Starcher of Kenna; sisters, Wanda Sue (David) of Philo, OH and Nancy (Marvin) of Chillicothe, OH; 2 granddaughters; 6 great-grandchildren; 5 great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. ~ Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home with Elmer Miller Officiating. Burial will follow at the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Melody Anderson

Melody Lynn Anderson, 56, of Ripley, WV, passed away August 26, 2019 in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division following an extended illness.

She was born May 23, 1963 a daughter of the late Diana Lynn Sweedler and Leo Anderson.

She was a United States Army veteran and a Certified Nursing Assistant. She enjoyed reading.

Survivors in addition to her father include her children, Dylan and Caleb Shamblin both of Ripley; daughter, Samantha Lynn Dillard of Ashland City, TN; 4 grandchildren and a sister Sherry Comer.

There will be no public services. Arrangements provided by Casto

& Foglesong Funeral Homes, Evans, Ravenswood and Mason, WV.

 

Ruth Lewis

Ruth Mae (James) Lewis, 91, of Letart, WV (Gibbstown Community) passed away Monday, August 26, 2019 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV.

She was born February 17, 1928, in Syracuse, Ohio, a daughter of the late Heber J. and Verna Bell (Weaver) Lewis. In addition to her parents her husband, Earl I. Lewis; brothers, Joseph, Donald, George, and Paul James; sisters, Esther Roach, Freda Turley, Mary Turnball and Evelyn Stowe preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and member of the Fairview Bible Church, Gibbstown, WV. She enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Survivors include her sons, Terry I. (Charlene) Lewis and Jerry L. (Debbie) both of Gibbstown; brother, Leroy James of Mason; sister, Blanche Hickel of Hartford, WV; grandchildren, Kelley Lewis and T. Trent (Tammy) Lewis; great-grandchildren, Ryan Neal, Justin (Lisa) Lewis and Jerrod (Ty) Lewis; great great-grandchildren, Maycee, Tristan, Elayna, Lyla and Aiden Lewis.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Thursday, August 29, 2019 in the Fairview Bible Church, Gibbstown, WV, with Pastor Brian Maye officiating. Burial will follow in the Zerkle Cemetery, Gibbstown, WV. Visitation will be Thursday, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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

 

BEULAH ANN AKENS SIGMAN

Beulah Ann (Hamon) Akens Sigman, 81, of Ripley, WV, went to be with her heavenly Father and family August 26, 2019, following an extended illness.

She was born September 2, 1937, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Ova M. and Lucy Forrest (Burdette) Hamon. In addition to her parents her first husband, Carl L. Akens; brother, Ray C. Hamon; sisters, Norrine Freeman and Betty Parton also preceded her in death.

Beulah was a 1955 graduate of Ripley High School and later attended West Virginia State College. Beulah started her career in Statts Mills, WV as a teacher. She later worked at the Village Cafeteria where she met the love of her life, Carl Akens. She worked at Thomas & Wolfe grocery store for several years before being hired by the Jackson County Board of Education and retired with 35 years of service as a cook.

She was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, WV and member of the United Methodist Women. She was a member of the Ripley Alumni Association, member of the V.F.W. Post # 6669 Ladies Auxiliary, Ravenswood, WV, member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 17, Ripley, WV, member of the Jackson County Senior Choir, member of the Jackson County Red Hat Society and a life member of the Jackson County Association of Retired School Employees.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Sigman, daughter, Beverly Allgire of Ripley; son, William “Bud” (Beverly) Akens of Ripley; grandchildren, Seth (Samantha) Casto of Evans, Zachary and Kasey Akens of Ripley; great-grandchildren, Cameron and McKinze Casto of Evans; sister Sandra (John) Gunther of Ripley; brother, Avas B. Hamon of St. Albans. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and sisters and brothers in law.

Service will be 7:30 p.m. ~ Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Ford Price officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 until time of the service on Thursday, at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV.

In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter, 8180 Greensboro Dr., Suite 400, McLean, VA 22102 or HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25387.

 

Oliver F. Cottrell

Oliver Franklin Cottrell, 97, of Avon Lake, OH, passed away August 24, 2019, at Independence Village in Avon Lake.

He was born September 7, 1921, in Statts Mills, WV, the son of the late John William and Rosa Mae (Stephens) Cottrell. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Garnet Corene (Hunt) Cottrell; brothers, Wilbur and Jennings Cottrell, and sisters, Amy Friend, Margaret Rist, Edith Weekley and Mary Pugh.

Oliver was a World War II United States Navy veteran and was retired from Republic Steel, Canton, OH. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a 75 years member of Cottageville Lodge #54, AF & AM and was a member of the Crystal Park United Methodist Church, Canton, OH.

Survivors include his daughters, Donna M. Cottrell of Avon Lake, OH, and Karen S. Cottrell of New York, NY.

A private graveside service will be held at Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with Masonic graveside rites by Cottageville Lodge #54.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

MELODY MAE DEAL

Melody Mae (Wiseman) Deal, 63, of Kenna, WV, passed away August 21, 2019, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division following a sudden illness.

She was born July 11, 1956 in Charleston, WV a daughter of the late Wesley Hizer and Mrytle Ivy Myers. In addition to her parents her son Bruce Deal preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years Rex Redford Deal; son, Jeremy D. (Mary) Wiseman of Kenna; daughters, Crystal (B.J.) Frazier of Evans, Marilyn Lynn Deal and Alvie Collins of Kenna, Carolyn Lynn (Matthew) Myers of Cottageville; brothers, Jerry (Sandra) Wiseman of Ravenswood and David Myers of Fairplain; sisters, LouAnne (Charles) Proctor of Belle, Nancy (Jerry) Wilkinson of Charleston and Carolyn Wiseman of Fairplain; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Tuesday, August 27, 2019, in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Bruce Deal Cemetery, Kenna, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

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