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HELEN D. CUTLIP

CutlipHelen D. (Folden) Cutlip, 61, of Sandyville, WV, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV following a brief illness.

She was born January 21, 1956, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late George Howard and Rosa Lee (Curry) Folden. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her brother, Gary Folden.

She was a 1974 graduate of Ravenswood High School. She was a member of the Independence United Methodist Church, Sandyville, WV. She was a member of T.O.P.S Chapter #402 Ripley and enjoyed flowers, cooking and spending time with her granddaughter.

Survivors include her daughter, Courtney Lynnette Buchanan and her husband, James of Ripley, WV; brother, George H. Folden Jr. and his wife Brenda of Ravenswood; sisters, Kathie L. Keffer and her husband, Elmer Jr. of Ravenswood, Debby Bowling of Fairplain, Lisa D. Baker and her husband Dwayne of Leon, and one granddaughter, Chloe Grayce Buchanan of Ripley.

Service will be Thursday, August 17, 2017~3 p.m. at the Independence United Methodist Church, Sandyville, WV, with Pastor Jarrod Caltrider officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service at the church on Thursday.

MARTHA CASTLE

Castle, Martha websiteMartha “ Marty” Alice (McKenzie) Castle, 75, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

She was born November 25, 1941, in Johnson County KY, a daughter of the late Monroe and Nancy Lee (Cordell) McKenzie. She was also preceded by her husband, Jonah Castle Jr. and several brothers and sisters.

She was retired cook for Cedar Lakes in Ripley, WV. She was a volunteer with the Community Outreach and a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church, Leon, WV. She enjoyed flowers, cooking, spending time with her family and her dogs.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Owen and Tammy Castle, of Ripley, WV, and Mike and Kim Castle of Oil Springs, KY; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Charles Hartley, of Cottageville, WV, Carol and Tony Mamone of St. Clairsville, OH, and Sue Castle of Lexington, KY; brothers, Bill (Ethel) McKenzie and Roy J. (Jewell) McKenzie both of Stambaugh, KY; sister, Clustene Hall of East Point, KY; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Jones-Preston Funeral Home, Paintsville, KY. Burial will follow in the McKenzie Family Cemetery, Nippa, KY. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2017.

JANET DORENE HALL

Janet Dorene Hall, 73, of Upper Sandusky, OH, passed away on Friday August 4, 2017, in Wyandot Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 10, 1943, in Washington, D.C. to James R. and Bernice M. (Hunt) Hall.  Janet was five years old when her father passed.  After James’ passing her mother, Bernice met her future husband, Early “Woody” Shinn at Bernice’s Place in Cottageville, WV.  That is how Janet ended up in Northwest OH.  Janet married Thomas E. Hall in 1961, in Sycamore, OH, and they later divorced.

Janet is survived by a son, Jeffrey (Sherri) Hall, Fort Wayne, IN, daughter, Jennifer (Robert) Kildee, Lansing, MI.  Janet was known as MawMaw, and deeply loved by her four grandchildren, James Silvers, Rebecca Kildee, Courtney Hall, Brent Hall, and two great granddaughters, Gabriella and Layla Silvers.  She is also survived by brothers, Keith Shinn, McCutchenville, OH, and Carl (Helen) Shinn, McCutchenville, OH; three sisters, JoAnn (Dan) Moll, Upper Sandusky, OH, Donna (Randy) McKee, Hardy, VA, and Hope (Mike) Bogart, Upper Sandusky, OH.

Janet graduated from Sycamore High School class of 1961.  She was a homemaker and  member of Crawford United Methodist Church.  For hobbies she enjoyed reading, watching old movies, studying Native American History and spending time with her family.  She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and will be deeply missed.

A graveside service will be held Thursday August 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. in Bringman Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, OH.  Memorial contributions may be made to Crawford United Methodist Church in care of Bringham-Clark Funeral Home. Local services provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

DENNIS JOHNSON

Johnson D photoMr. Dennis “Jack” Johnson, 85, of Metropolis, IL, passed away Thursday, August 3, 201,7 at his daughter’s home.

Mr. Johnson was an avid golfer and a member of the Metropolis Country Club. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Metropolis.

Jack is survived by his children, Dennis Johnson Jr., Robin Atkison and husband Dwight, Vickie Taylor all of Metropolis, and Richard Johnson and wife Kim of Vienna, IL; six grandchildren, Stephanie Taylor and companion Blake, Beth Finley and husband Hunt, Ashley Lambert and husband Chris, Mathew Atkison and wife Natalie, Kristin Rousseau and husband Greg, and Reagan Johnson; seven great grandchildren, Ashlyn Atkison, Camryn Atkison, Mathew Atkison, Ethan Atkison, Ryder Johnson, Harper Finley, and Eloise Rousseau; special friend, Mary Nelson; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mildred (Henry) Johnson; his wife, Cecil Johnson; one grandson, Jeremy Atkison; four sisters, Donna Gavin, Betty Call, Margie Rickard, and Joan King; one brother, Jimmy Ohlinger.

Visitation will be held at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home on Saturday, August 5, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, August 7, 2017, in Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant, WV with Dr. Joe Buchanan officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, then, a procession will travel to the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Baptist Church of Metropolis 307 Massac Creek Road Metropolis, IL 62960 or the American Cancer Society 4503 W. DeYoung St. Suite 200C Marion, IL 62959.

MICHAEL ALLEN SMITH

Michael Allen “Mike” Smith, 65, of Ripley, WV, passed away August 1, 2017, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born August 6, 1951, in Ripley, a son of the late John Bernard Smith, Sr. and Hazel (Brown) Smith Goldsberry. His brother, John B. Smith, Jr., also preceded him in death.

Mike was a retired meat cutter and was formerly employed by Wofle’s in Ripley and the Pioneer Fabric Shop. He was the owner and operator of Smith’s Taxidermy Studio, a member of the National Rifle Association and he enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and his rabbit beagles.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann (Hardman) Smith; daughter, Angela Gail Smith; four grandchildren; brothers, Rodney Smith and Terry Smith and sisters, Sonja Anderson, Kaye Merrill and Bonnie Cornyea.

A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 2 p.m. for a graveside service in the Kiser Cemetery, Kentuck, with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating.

BERNARD GARY HOFFMAN

deerBernard Gary Hoffman, 80, of Letart, WV, passed away July 30, 2017, in Lakin Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born April 23, 1937, in Letart, WV, the son of the late Oris Dale and Velma Marie (Taylor) Hoffman. His first wife, Lois A. “Bunny” Hoffman, his second wife, Betty Young Hoffman; brother, Darrell Hoffman and a sister, Kaye Keathley also preceded him in death.

Gary was retired from DuPont, was an avid outdoorsman, a long time member of the West Virginia Bowhunters Association and enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was a member of the Guiding Star Advent Christian Church.

Survivors include his son, Gary Maurice Hoffman and his wife, Linda of Point Pleasant; daughter and her husband, Leah and Danny Shamblin of Letart; sister, Barbara Gerlach of Mount Alto; Roger Gerlach of Mason, whom he loved as a son; grandchildren, Christy, Jessica and Justin; great grandchildren, Kaylee and Cody; stepchildren, Jim Young, Pete Young, Mark Young, Patsy Keathley and JoAnn Siders and several step-grandchildren.

Service will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mike Martin officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Committal service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017, in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart.

GLEN DAVID CLARK

Glen David Clark, 68, of Mason, WV, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio, following a brief illness.

He was born July 3, 1949, in Mason, WV, a son of the late Kenneth David and Alice June (McDaniel) Clark.

He was a 1968 graduate of Wahama High School. Glen was a United States Army Vietnam Era veteran. He was a retired electrician from Southern Ohio Coal and a meArmy 02mber of the United Mine Workers Union he was also retired from U.S. FlagConstellium of Ravenswood, WV and a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local #5668 Ravenswood. He was a former employee of American Alloy Plant of New Haven, WV. Glen enjoyed motorcycles, four wheelers, mechanic work, birds and hunting. He was a member of the Graham United Methodist Church, Letart, WV and loved his cats, Spook and Bo Bo the terror.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Angela Marie (Carson) Clark; daughter, Crystal Marie Mathews and Mike Fowler of Mason, WV; grandson, Joshua David Mathews of Mason; brother, Ricky Lee Clark and his wife Cathy, of Racine, OH; sister, June Anna Hawkins of Rutland, OH.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with the Rev. Nancy Mayes and Pastor Howard Blain officiating. Burial with military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV, American Legion Post # 140 New Haven, WV and V.F.W. post # 0039 Pomeroy, OH in the Sunrise Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

CHARLES W. ALDRIDGE

Army 02Charles Wallace Aldridge Jr., 89, of Point Pleasant, WV, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born January 27, 1928, in Accoville, WV, a son of the late Charles W. Aldridge Sr. and Laura Frances (Brooks) Aldridge. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife, Maxine (Kelly) Aldridge and several brothers and sisters.

He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post # 140 New Haven WV. He was a retired foreman from KaiserU.S. Flag Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, WV, with 27 years of service. He was a 50 year member of Clifton Lodge #23 AF & AM Mason, WV, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Mason Chapter # 157. Charles was a member of the Nemesis Shrine Temple Parkersburg, WV. He was member of the First Southern Baptist Church, Pomeroy, OH. and enjoyed woodworking and gardening.

Survivors include his three daughters, Gratus and Hershel Marcum of Huntington, Jackie and Bill Mallette of Point Pleasant and Nancy Jo and Pastor Mike Finnicum of Point Pleasant; brother, Virgil Aldridge of Garden Grove, CA, and sister, Erma Lucas of Jackson, OH.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum and Pastor Huling Greene officiating. Burial with Masonic and military honors will be provided by V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV, American Legion Post # 140 New Haven, WV, and V.F.W. post # 0039, Pomeroy, OH in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Ursula Mae “Sue” (Fitzwater) Lemaster

Ursula Mae “Sue” (Fitzwater) Lemaster, 63, of Ravenswood, peacefully left this world to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Camden Clark Medical Centimage1er, Parkersburg, WV.

Sue was born March 11, 1954 in Dundon, Clay County, WV, a daughter of the late Henry Edsel and Elsie Catherine (Ghee) Fitzwater, Sr.

She grew up in Jackson County, where she lived out Wilding Road with her family, and attended Wilding United Methodist Church. Sue graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1972, and later held several diverse jobs in the community. She was a former cook for Jackson County Schools, was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and worked for some time as a DJ at station C98 in Ripley using the radio name “J.J. Jackson”.

Sue was beloved to her family and friends for her unique sense of humor and her distinct laughter. She loved singing, especially gospel music, with her beautiful Alto voice. Sue was selected as an Alto 2 for the WV All State Choir in 1971, and her passion for gospel music continued throughout her life, as she performed solo and with choirs in churches across WV. She also enjoyed bowling with her league team at Ravenlanes and spending time in the outdoors. Sue, along with her mother, was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include her daughter, Kim (Lemaster) Sheets (Lee) of Ravenswood; son, Chris Lemaster of Ravenswood, Wilding Community; brother, Henry E. Fitzwater, Jr. of Ravenswood, sisters, Sharon Faye Harris (Jim) of Ravenswood, Wilding Community, Patricia “Patsy” Meredith of West Columbia, WV and Henrietta Lemaster (Rick) of Ravenswood, Wilding Community; grandchildren, Brooke Murray (Luke), Jordan Sheets, Aspen Sheets, Jacy Lemaster, Colby Nations, Madison Lemaster, and C.J. Lemaster; great-granddaughter, Harper Murray and several nieces and nephews who loved her.

Service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Don Maxson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

CRYSTAL HOPE WHEELER

Crystal Hope (Hupp) Wheeler, 86, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, in Ravenswood Village following an extended illness.

She was born March 20, 1931, in Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late Russel Gail and Mary Olive (Fry) Hupp. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husbands, Clair E, Grady, Sam Raffaele and Herschel K. Wheeler; brother, Wallace L. Hupp; sisters, Alta Corrine Hupp and Nada Faye Hupp.

She was a graduate of Gilmore High School, Sandyville, WV. She was a homemaker and attended the Independence United Methodist Church, Sandyville.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017~11 a.m. in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV.

Crystal was loved and cared for by the staff of Ravenswood Village.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

STEVEN TODD NUTTER

Steven ‘Todd’ Nutter, passed away June 29, 2017, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born October 5, 1972, and passed on at the age of 44. He was the son on of Betty Sloas (Roush), the late Gary Nutter, and stepson of Boone Sloas.

He is also survived by his loving companion and wife for the past 24 years, Lori Nutter (Casto). – His brothers, Chris Nutter (Cory) and Stacy Nutter (Sheri); in-laws, Shelly Ferguson, Scotty Casto, Sylvia Pearson, and Wilda Mahan; step siblings, Randy Sloas, Nathaniel Sloas, and Rebekah Hitch (Sloas); his children, Steven ‘Tanner’ Nutter, Rachel Nutter, Brianna Mitchell, and Kyle Roush; granddaughter, Jayden Greene (Jaybug); niece and nephews, Tyler Nutter, Jared Nutter, Maddison Ferguson, Sky Nutter, Nicholas Casto, Kaylee Ferguson, Ciah Nutter, Savannah Hitch, and Nevaeh Sloas.

Special thanks to Dewy Bland and Brian Roush for always being there for him.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, W.V. Burial will follow in Zerkle Cemetery, Letart, W.V. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred.

VALERIE D.  MORGAN
Valerie D. (Brown) Morgan, 49, of Leon, WV, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness.
She was born August 19, 1967, in Penn Yan, New York, a daughter of Dianne Matheney and the late Richard Brown.
Valerie worked as a Supervising Contractor for Bradshaw Construction and was a beautician by trade. She was a member of the Bethel Church, Leon, and enjoyed creating various crafts, collecting antiques, and decorating her home in primitive decor.
In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband of 12 years, Jeffery Morgan; sons, Jason Brown of Maryland, Shay Bradshaw of Point Pleasant; step-daughters, Tasha Clevenger and her husband Robert of Cottageville, Amanda “Shannelle” Morgan of Mason County; brother, Darrell Brown of Penn Yan, N.Y.; sister, Celeste Brown of Maine; step-mother, Betty Brown of Florida and nine grandchildren.
There will be no public services. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
BARBARA L. HUTCHINSON
Barbara Lee Hutchinson, 77, of Sandyville, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home following an extended illness.
Barbara was born December 1, 1939 in the Flatwoods community, Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond Franklin and Ester Pearl (Wilson) Sams. She was also preceded by her brothers, Raymond, Ronald and Roland Sams and sisters, Mary Saffel and Sherry Archer.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood, WV.
Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Hutchinson; son, Dwight Hutchinson of Sandyville; brothers, Frank and Homer Sams; sisters, Jenetta Anderson, Violet Kay, Essie Stephenson and Carry Mullinex; grandchildren, Hanna Fraley, Nathan and Jared Hutchinson and great-grandchildren, Alice Fraley and Amelia Hutchinson.
Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor S.R. Parsons Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadowdale Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
LEO LUIKART
Leo Luikart, 62of Mason, WV, passed away June 20, 2017, in Pleasant Valley Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born October 4, 1954 in Mason a son of the late Kenneth Allen and Christine Emily (Henry) Luikart.
Survivors include his brother, John Henry Luikart of Mason, WV, sister, Patricia Kay Will of Euclid, OH.
Service will be Saturday, June 24, 2017~2 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Jonathan Pinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Adamsville Cemetery, Mason, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred the to the Adamsville Cemetery Fund, C/O Foglesong Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367 Mason, WV 25260.
MARIANNE McCLAIN
Marianne Hedwig (Lauer) McClain, 80, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Marietta Center, Marietta, OH, following an extended illness.

She was born October 31, 1936, in Nuremberg, Germany, a daughter of the late Hans and Maria Lauer. She was also preceded by her children Marieta and Morgan.

She attended the Cottageville United Methodist Church. She was a retired analyst from Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant WV, with 21 years of service. Marianne was a member of the Rebekah’s and enjoyed her Hawaiian dancing group.

Survivors include her husband, Orin P. McClain; sons, Wyatt, Bart, Marlin and James McClain; daughters Gudren and Mona L. Fields; sister, Irene Lauer; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no public services. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

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