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Alice Fields

Alice Ruth (Lyons) Fields, 81, of Mason, WV, passed into the loving arms of her lord & savior on May 24, 2020. She passed away in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

She was homemaker and a member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Pomeroy, OH.

She was born January 23, 1939, in Hartford, WV, a daughter of the late George Bennie and Letha Thelma (Roush) Lyons. She was also preceded by her husband, Benjamin Fields; brothers, Benny and George Lyons; children, George Oldaker and Patty Powell.

Survivors include her sons, Charles and Martha Oldaker of Hartford, WV, Frank and Rebecca Love of Garfield Heights, OH, Andrew Fields and Crystal Bragg of Henderson, WV; daughters, Lisa and Mitch Bable of Shade, OH, Marie and Harry Pettit of Hartford, WV, Doreen Fields of Gallipolis, OH and Sue and Charles Bryant of Findlay, OH; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. ~ Saturday, May 30, 2020 in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, WV, with Marty Obrien officiating. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, 3100 Staunton Rd. Huntington, WV 25702.

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

 

John Wright

John Marshall Wright, 75, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Abbyshire Place, Bidwell, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born February 17, 1945, in Ripley, a son of the late William Tuncil and Hazel Virginia (Dyke) Wright. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Coral Wright, and Madalyn Farmer; brothers, Carl and George Wright.

John was a 1963 graduate of Ravenswood High School. He was a United States Army veteran serving in Vietnam as a combat medic. Following the war, he went to work for Dupont Washington Works as a mechanic and retired in 2003 with 35 years of service. John enjoyed playing bluegrass music and the upright bass was his instrument of choice. He loved working with his hands and building things he wanted instead of buying them. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He attended the Cottageville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary B. (Hawkins) Wright; daughter, Trudi Blaylock and her husband Stan of Charleston; two step-grandchildren, three step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. ~ Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Vera Archer and John Gunther officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard will be in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Cottageville United Methodist Church or the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department, C/O of Casto Funeral Home P.O. Box 167 Evans, WV 25241.

 

Larry Tucker

Larry David Tucker, 57, of Pomeroy, OH, passed away May 8, 2020 in Ohio State Medical Center.

He was born September 24, 1962, in Pomeroy, OH, a son of the late John Sullivan and Ellen Renee (Stellfox) Tucker. In addition to his parents his brother, John William Tucker preceded him in death.

He was a former truck driver with Ferrellgas and Valley Belle. He was a former member of the Meigs County School Board and former probation officer for Meigs County, OH. He was a member of the Gridiron Club, Ashland University, Ashland, OH and enjoyed Cincinnati Reds baseball. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Harrisonville Lodge # 411 F&AM and attended the Hope Baptist Church, Middleport, OH.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Wendela Lynn (Gibbs) Tucker; sons, David A. (Shara) Tucker and Morgan P. Tucker both of Pomeroy; brother, Thomas W. Tucker of Pomeroy; sisters, Sandra K. Phillips of Owensboro, KY and Karen Lee (Ronald) Floyd of Henderson, KY; grandchildren, Jozalynn and David Tucker, Jackson Fields and new grandson to be born Christopher.

Service will be 1 p.m., Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, with the Rev. J. Kazee officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Letart. Masonic rites will be given by the Harrisonville Lodge #411 F&AM, Harrisonville, OH. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the funeral home.

 

Richard Vaughn

Richard Allen Vaughn, 65, of Point Pleasant, WV, passed away May 8, 2020, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born January 20, 1955 in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Everette Harold and Julia (Layman) Vaughn.

He enjoyed reading and movies.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. ~ Tuesday, May 12, 2020 in Graham Baptist Church Cemetery, New Haven, WV.

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

Dwight David Matheny, 59, of Leon, WV, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2020 at his home.

He was born November 27, 1960 in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of the late Atmer and Edna (Rollins) Matheny. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Matheny.

He was a farmer and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his sons, David (Jennifer) Matheny of Sandyville, WV and Daniel (Shawndra) Matheny of Cottageville; brothers, Jerry Matheny of Reynoldsburg, OH and Wesley Matheny of Leon; sisters Becky Peck of Leon, WV, Judy Locke of Georgia, Charlotte Walters of Ohio and Julia Higgins of Parkersburg, WV; grandchildren, Kaiden Matheny, Aubree Matheny, Hailey Matheny and Gavin Matheny.

Private family graveside services and burial will be in Smith Church Cemetery, Leon, WV with Pastor Fred Sparks officiating.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Jessie Eli Brown

Jessie Eli Brown, 73, of Kenna, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, following an extended illness.

He was born November 30, 1946, in Kentuck, WV, a son of the late Brooks L. and Eleanor A. (Miller) Brown. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Hinzman and two brothers, David and Okey Brown.

Jessie worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways with 25 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on cars.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Helen (Hardman) Brown; son, John Charles Brown of Kenna; daughters, Deborah Sue Casto and her husband Robert of Kenna, Lisa Quisenberry of Kenna; brothers, Rudy Brown of Kenna, Jimmy Brown of Ripley, Roger Brown of Ripley; sisters, Mary Lively of Kenna, Betty Brown of Pt. Pleasant, Icie Parsons of Apple Grove, Dorie Smith of Ripley, Connie White; 9 grandchildren, Brian Casto, Christopher Casto, Stephanie Brown, Jessica Pence, Jeremy Casto, Stacie Pauley, Ryan Brown, MacKenzie Quisenberry, MaKayla Quisenberry; one great grandchild, Eli Pence and a future Pauley later this year.

At this time, there will be no public services.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Marty Allen Rayburn

Marty Allen Rayburn, 53, of Leon, WV, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020, following a short illness.

He was born October 20, 1966, in Dayton, OH, a son of the late Charles E. and Rosalyn Ann “Rosie” (Duff) Rayburn. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Rayburn and two brothers, Randall Scott and Curtis Wayne Rayburn.

Marty worked as a general contractor most of his life.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Cathy (Keefer) Rayburn; daughters, Colletta Rose and Jasmine Jade of Leon; brother Christopher “Mabell” Rayburn; sister, Lora Terry both of Point Pleasant; special friends, Chris (Tammy) Fink of New Haven, Frank (Paula) Hess of Leon and many special cousins and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Keefer Family Farm, Leon, with DJ Casto Officiating.

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

 

Herbert Sayre

Herbert Douglas Sayre, 91, of Saint Albans, WV, went to be with the Lord on May 4, 2020 at his home.

Herbert was born May 26, 1928, in Cottageville, WV, and grew up in Jackson County, WV, the second of two children born to the late John J. and Ella (Cozart) Sayre. He graduated from Ripley High School in 1946. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan after World War II.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise; daughter, Judith Ann Phares; sister, Audrey Hartley and brother, Clinton Sayre.

Survivors include his son, Gregory Sayre (Toni) of Saint Albans, WV; son-in-law, Doug Phares of Salem, VA, and dear friend, Lois Pettry of Saint Albans, WV. He was beloved “Gerdaddy” of grandchildren, Christopher Sayre of Knoxville, TN, Renee Rawlings (Andy) of Winfield, WV and Scott Phares of Salem, VA and great granddaughters, Sydney Marie Rawlings and Ellie Paige Rawlings.

He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Clifford Kerwood of Cottageville, WV, Ted Koontz (Margie) of Newark, WV, Fred Koontz (Carol) of Parkersburg, WV; sisters-in-law, Betty Anderson of Harrisville, WV and Patty Koontz of Sandyville, WV  and many nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to his caregivers Ashley Kidd of Nitro, Sharon Poindexter of Poca and Kindra Simpson of Dunbar who made possible his wish to continue living in his home where he was able to peacefully pass away.

Graveside services will be private and burial will be in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the, Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kanawha Dr. Charleston, WV 25311. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Lawrence McAfee

Lawrence Matthew McAfee, 58, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away April 30, 2020 in Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV, Memorial Division.

He was born July 31, 1961, a son of the late Norma Jean (Kunka) McAfee and Lawrence Hugh McAfee of Marietta, GA. His daughter, Tiffany Dawn McClendon also preceded him in death.

He was a former mechanic for Cadillac in Atlanta, GA. He was a Catholic and enjoyed racing cars, classic rock music, football and baseball.

Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Monica Ann (Matheny) McAfee; sons, Roger J. Runnion Jr., and Travis Runnion of Ravenswood; daughter, Katrina Runnion of Ravenswood; brother, Shane McAfee of Rochester, NY; sister, Marlene Prescott of Marietta, GA; 9 grandchildren.

There will be no public services at this time.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

 

Iola Braham

Iola Maxine (Crum) Braham, 86, of Cottageville, WV, passed away April 29, 2020 in Eldercare Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born May 12, 1932 in Cottageville, WV, a daughter of the late Kenneth Olen and Lulu Stanley (Miller) Crum. Her husband, Glen Lewis “Doc” Braham and her sister, Oral Finch also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and working in her yard.

Survivors include her son, Gary Braham, of Ravenswood, WV.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. ~ Saturday, May 2, 2020 in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Eulah Moore

Eulah Nell (Miller) Moore, 94, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away peacefully on April 29, 2020, at her home following a brief illness.

She was born April 25, 1926, in Jackson County, WV, a daughter of the late Oscar and Cora (Robbins) Miller.

She was a member of the Beech Grove United Methodist Church, Medina, WV, where in her younger years she served as treasurer and prepared the elements for communion services. She was a homemaker and her large family was her greatest joy.

Survivors include her daughter, Angelas (Jerry) Miihlbach of Ravenswood; six grandchildren, Phillip (Brenda) Miihlbach, Anita (David) DeLong, Peggy (Robert) Lane, Janet (Tony) Knopp, Jason (Carrie) Miihlbach and Lisa (Michael) Parsons; sixteen great-grandchildren, Christie (Colin) Metz, Katie Meeks, Tiffany, Harold Jeremy and Hannah Miihlbach, Garrett and Gage DeLong, Fiona and Isaac Lane, Alexis and Levi Knopp, Milea Miihlbach, Jacob, Noah and Micah Parsons; one great great-granddaughter, Laura Metz.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Harold Moore; brother, Ray Miller; sister, Wanda Butler; great-grandson, Ian Paul Lane.

Many thanks for all the help from the Kanawha Hospice, especially Diane, Tina and Sharon.

Private family graveside services will be held in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV, with Rev. Karin Ritchie officiating.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

 

Nancy Damron

Nancy E. (Harring) Damron, 70, of Sandyville, WV, passed away April 27, 2020 in Camden Clark Medical Center following an extended illness.

She was born July 12, 1949, in Greenville, S.C.

She was a retired social service database manager for Marshall University. She attended the Hemlock Church and enjoyed gardening, singing in church and gospel sings.

Survivors include her daughter Angela Pittman of Sandyville, WV

Her son Jonathan Damron preceded her in death.

There will be no public services at this time.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

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Macie E. Deweese

Macie Elaine (Stover) Deweese, 91, of Evans, WV, passed away April 27, 2020 in Eldercare Nursing and Rehabilitation, following a brief illness.

She was born August 15, 1928, in Cottageville, WV, a daughter of the late Orville T. “Peck” and Focie J. (Herdman) Stover. Her husband, Albert R. Deweese; son, Wayne Custer; brothers, Clyde, Glenmer, Carl and Doyle Stover; sister, Cleo Casto also preceded her in death.

She attended the Parchment Valley Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and sewing. She was a former employee of Kroger’s, Ripley, WV.

Survivors include her daughter, Conni (Stuart) Grimstad of Beaumont, CA; brother, Boyd W. Stover of Des Moines, IA; sister, Lola Plumley of Elkins, WV; 5 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Private interment will be in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV, with Pastor Matt Ash officiating. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Clara White

Clara Ann (McCollum) White, 88, of Ripley, WV, passed away April, 25, 2020 in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, WV.

She was born February 14, 1932, in Rockcastle, WV, a daughter of the late, Wade and Melissa (Barnette) McCollum. Her son Forest Probst; and a daughter Ellen Shubert also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, LeeAnn Maning and Eddie White of Palm Bay FL, Patricia Helton of Ripley, WV and Donald White II of Scott Depot, WV; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren and sisters, Phyllis Caldwell of Maine and Odell Goodwin of West Virginia

Private interment will take place in the Mt. Zion Chapel Cemetery, Given, WV.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Curtis Ray Snyder

Curtis Ray Snyder, 84, of Ripley, WV, passed away April 23, 2020 in Smithfield, VA, following an extended illness.

He was born October 7, 1935, in Seth, WV, the son of the late Everett K. and Stacia Faye (Jeffries) Snyder Dotson. His wife, Janice E. (Taylor) Snyder also preceded him in death.

Curtis was a Korean War, United States Navy veteran and was a retired millwright from Pechiney Aluminum, Ravenswood, WV. He enjoyed woodworking, crossword puzzles and working on cars. He was a member of the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a “world class whistler.”

Survivors include his children, Beverly Segsworth (David), Ray Snyder (Susan); Pastor Kelly Snyder (Lisa Mae) and Lisa Lynn Snyder; grandchildren, John Segsworth (Amanda), Elaina Segsworth, Stacey Clark (Ritchie), Jennifer Elizalde (Adrian), Samuel Snyder (Chelsea), Rebecca Snyder, Luke Snyder, and Rachel Snyder; great grandchildren, Olivia Segsworth, Owen Segsworth, Gracie Clark, Callie Clark, Ace Elizalde, Julia Elizalde, Colton Snyder and Asher Snyder; sisters, Janice Wiseman, Mary Deck and Patricia Stone and several loving nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV, with Pastor Jeff Keffer, Pastor Kelly Snyder and Ray Snyder officiating. The Jackson County Honor Guard will provide military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church Missions Fund, in Curtis’ name to:   330 3rd Avenue, Ripley, WV 25271.

 

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