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CHARLES DAVID ESTEP

Charles David Estep, 67, of Syracuse, OHpassed away February 20, 2018 in Arbors of Pomeroy.

He was born November 1, 1950 in Mason, WV, a son of the late Charles Henry and Verna Esther (Hughes) Estep. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his brothers, Michael and Pearlie Estep; sisters, Verna and Edna Estep; grandson, Todd C. Quillen.

He was a former construction worker and enjoyed working with his hands.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Charlene M. (Quillen) Estep; daughter, Peggy Nitz of Longbottom, OH and Ontna Quillen of Athens, OH; sons, Tony Quillen of Ravenswood and Todd Quillen of Pomeroy, OH; brothers, Bill Estep of Parkersburg and Ronald, Roger and Roy Estep all of Mason, WV; sister, Christy Estep of Parkersburg.

There will be no services at this time. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

MARK ANTHONY FRY

Mark Anthony Fry, 58of Mason, WV, passed away February 20, 2018, in the Holzor-Meigs E.R., Pomeroy, OH, following a sudden illness.

He was born March 8, 1959, in Mason, WV, a son of the late William Franklin and Vivian Virginia (Ferguson) Fry.

He was employed by Kroger with 43 years of service. He worked all 43 years at the Pomeroy, OH and Ripley, WV stores. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post # 9926 Mason, WV and enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include his fiancé Patricia Ann Hollis of Mason; brothers, Charles “Mike” Fry and his wife Jane of Westerville, OH, and William F. “Billy” Fry of Hartford, WV; step son Michael (Daniele) Baughman of Mason.

Service will be Saturday ~ 1 p.m. February 24, 2018 at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Allen Blackwood officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

 

MILDRED RUTH (MILLER) COMPSON

Mildred Ruth (Miller) Compson, 89, of Mason, WV, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018, in Holzor Assisted Living, Gallipolis, OH.

She was born October 15, 1928, in West Columbia, WV, a daughter of the late Otto and Patsy (Riley) Miller. She was also preceded by her husband, Robert Henry Compson; daughter, Connie Lee (Compson) Einarson; brother, Jake Miller; sisters, Eva Lou Yonker, Clyda Mae Fields, Laura Elizabeth Miller; sister in law Eva Marie Durst and Norma Jean Camp.

She was a homemaker and a world traveler. She was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda C. (Bill) Zuspan of Mason, WV; son Wilbur W. (Patty) Compson of Great Falls, MT; son in law, Terry Einarson of Kalispell, MT; sisters, Esther Bland and Judy Young of West Columbia, WV; brothers, John and Edward (Judy) Miller of West Columbia, WV, Ralph ( Sandy) Miller of Point Pleasant, WV; brother in law Ernest (Sue) Compson of Clifton, WV; grandchildren, William R. (Lori) Zuspan, Rebecca (Rodney) Weaver, Emy Cyrus, Christine (Rodney) Nelson,Charity (Darren) Peplinski, Robert (Annie) Compson, Deana (Shawn) Thomas, Jessi (Naomi) Einarson; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Logan and Brooks Nelson, Parker, Noah and Jacob Peplinski, Shae, Callie and Addie Compson, Danica Thomas, Tanner and Colton Gove, William G. (Caitlin) Zuspan, Thomas Wyatt, Bryce and Faith Anna Zuspan, Kerigan Blake, Kailynn Weaver, Jace Cyrus; great-great granddaughter, Hampton Thompson Zuspan; several nieces, nephews and many friends for all over the world.

Service will be Friday ~ 1 p.m. February 23, 2018 at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Billy Zuspan officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

 

Thelma Hall

Thelma (White) Hall, 98, of Ripley, WV, passed away February 17, 2018, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.

She was born April 26, 1919, in Logan, WV, a daughter of the late Ira and Mary Ann (Cary) White. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her son, Donald Ray Hall; brothers, Clyde, John, Walker and Ira White; sisters Opal, Kathleen and Florance.

She was a homemaker and retired form Lazarus Department Store of Columbus, OH. She attended the Faith Bible Church, Ravenswood, WV, and enjoyed reading and cooking.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law, Joyce Ann (Norman “Red”) Casto of Ripley.

Graveside services will be conducted for family on Tuesday ~ February 20, 2018 in the Vinton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Vinton, OH with Pastor Steven Raines officiating. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Peggy L. Williamson

Peggy Lynn (Cleveland) Williamson, 64, of Leroy, WV, passed away February 15, 2018, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born February 6, 1954, a daughter of the late Carrol Allen and Audry (Wine) Cleveland.

She was a former nurse and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Michael Allen Hicks and Raymond Henry Hicks, IV both of Leroy.

There will be no public services. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.Condolences may be shared with the family at: castofuneralhome.com

 

Joseph H. Carte

Joseph Hershel Carte, 89, of Cottageville, WV, (Evergreen Hills Community) passed away February 16, 2018 at his beloved home following an extended illness.

He was born December 21, 1928 in Nallen, WV, a son of the late Joseph Powell and Thelma Gray (Hinkle) Carte. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his wife Delores Jean (Roberts) Carte; brothers, Charles G., Kenneth R., and Lowell David Carte.

He was a retired coal miner from A.E.P. and was a former employee of Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, WV. He was a United States Army veteran and enjoyed gardening, playing cards and family events. He was the former co-owner and operator of J & J Fabric Shop with his late wife Jean.

Survivors include his daughters, Regina (Richard) Newbrough of Albany, OH, Beverly (Gary) Price of Wharton, WV, Brenda (Joel) Freier of Cutler, OH and Marty Carte of Cottageville; brother, James Marshall (Shirley) Carte of San Jose, CA; sister, Janet (Garnet) Albert of Roanoke, VA; grandchildren, Lisa Jo (Bart) Green, Keith and Deena Price, Nathan (Susan) Freier, Ian (Heather) Lynn, Olivia (Chris) Kaptis, Josh (Heather) Freier, Lynsey Kelly; sister in law Brenda Smitherman and nephews Kenny and Scott Carte; 13 great grandchildren.

Service will be Tuesday ~ 2 p.m. February 20, 2018 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Military honors will be provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend their thanks to Kanawha Hospice Care.

 

Pamela M. Jones

Pamela Michelle Jones, 55, of Leon, WV, passed away February 14, 2018 in Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, OH.

She was born October 20, 1962, in Columbus, OH, a daughter of Betty Lou Lingo-O’Deady of Leon, WV and the late Michael Jones.

She was a former heavy equipment operator in the construction of golf courses. She was a protestant and enjoyed playing softball and fishing.

Survivors in addition to her mother include her stepfather Dermot O’Deady of Leon; brothers, Michael Jones (Jenn) of Richland, NC; Terry Lingo (Tammy) of Cincinnati, OH, Todd Lingo (Colleen) of Haughton, LA and ; stepbrothers, Trevor, Shaun and Dermot O’Deady; and many nieces and nephews.

Service will be Saturday ~ 7 p.m. February 17, 2018 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Marshall Bonecutter and Pastor Richard Parsons officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home

Franklin H. Moore

Franklin H. Moore Jr., 87, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away February 10, 2018 in Eldercare of Ripley.

He was born July 22, 1930, in Haywood, WV, a son of the late Harry Franklin and Ann (Kyle) Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his wife Virginia Rose (Shingleton) Meadows Moore; brother, Robert Moore; sisters Mamie Thompson and Betty Hull.

He was a former employee of Consolidated Coal, Shinnston, WV and was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum as an inspector. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union # 5668 Ravenswood, WV. He attended the First Baptist Church, Ravenswood, WV, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He and his wife belonged to the Jackson County Democrat committee.

Survivors include his children, Larry (Linda) Moore of Shinnston and Diana (Danny) Benson of Washington, WV, Carolyn (Lee) Randolph and Lou Ann (Randy) Hinkle both of Ravenswood; 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.

Service will be Wednesday ~ 1 p.m. February 14, 2018, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Bill Stewart officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the First Baptist Church, 215 Ann Street, Ravenswood, WV 26164, Saturday Food Pantry.

 

RALPH GREENE

Ralph Basil Greene, 90, of Letart, WV, passed away February 8, 2018 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born October 6, 1927 in Arbuckle, WV, a son of the late George Lesley and Sybil (Herdman) Greene.  

He was retired from the Mason County Board of Education as a bus driver with 50 years of service. He was employed by the town of New Haven as a trash truck operator and was a former milk truck driver. Ralph was a former member of the Civil Defense and enjoyed fishing and mechanic work.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Donna Faye (McClure) Greene; sons, Robert Lee Greene of Hartford, W.V., Huling Lesley Greene (Nancy) of Hartford, W.V., Dave F. Greene (Sara Gilley) of Letart, W.V.; brothers, Kenneth Greene (Norma) of Hartford, W.V. and George Greene of Hartford, W.V.; sister, Ellen Rife (Charles) of Middleport, OH; grandchildren, Robert Wayne Greene and Steven Lee Greene and his wife Jessica; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn Nicole Greene and Tyler Evan Greene.

Service will be 11 a.m.~ Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be Monday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

ILA WILMA (LAYNE) GIBBS

Ila Wilma (Layne) Gibbs, 96, of New Haven, WV, passed away, February 7, 2018, in The Village at Riverview, Barboursville, WV.

She was born August 17, 1921, in Letart, WV, a daughter of the late Archie Stanley and Dora Kathryn (Hoffman) Layne. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband, Leo F. Gibbs; brothers, Robert E. Layne and her twin, Ivan Layne; sisters Mildred Moses and Ellen Layne.

She was a homemaker and attended the Bachtel United Methodist Church, New Haven, WV. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, quilting, picking berries and making apple butter.

Survivors include her sons, Thomas W. (Sheila) Gibbs of Ripley and Larry A. (Dottie) Gibbs of Lesage; daughters, Debra K. (Mickey) Menchini of Lima, OH and Sandra K. (Archie) Morris of Charleston; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Private family interment will be in Graham Baptist Church Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

TEMBER LYNN HOWELL

Tember Lynn (Wilson) Howell, 34, of Middleport, OH, passed away February 7, 2018, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born March 24, 1983, in Point Pleasant, WV, a daughter of Max Wayne Wilson of Pomeroy, OH and Terri Lynn (Doug) Donohew of Evans, WV.

She was a former direct care worker. She enjoyed shopping, Bath & Body Works and the beach.

Survivors in addition to her parents include her husband, Phillip Howell; children, Stephen Clark and Alexanderia “Ally” Wilson of Middleport, OH; brothers, Max and Kris Wilson; sisters, Valerie Patterson and Kelsey Wilson; special father, Andy Patterson.

Service will be Sunday ~ 2 p.m. February 11, 2018 in the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations preferred.

BEVERLY LYNN (MORGAN) RICKARD

Beverly Lynn (Morgan) Rickard, 75, of Mason, WV, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, W.V.

She was born August 9, 1942 in Leon, WV, a daughter of the late Oris Eugene and Freda Maxine (Watson) Morgan.

Beverly was a homemaker, and a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary # 9926, Mason, WV, American Legion Auxiliary # 140 New Haven, WV. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles # 2171 Point Pleasant, WV.

Survivors include her children, Michael J. Sayre of West Columbia, James Kelley Sayre of Point Pleasant and Risa Lynn Sayre of Middleport, OH.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Suncrest Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV, with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

AUDREY SAYRE HARTLEY

Audrey Sayre Hartley, 94,of the Evergreen Hills community, Cottageville, WV passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week.

She was the daughter of the late John J. and Ella (Cozart) Sayre, and had lived her entire life in the Cottageville area.  She was a descendent of General Andrew Lewis and Jesse Hughes, the famous Indian fighter.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward; sons, Stephen and Nicholas Hartley and her brother, Clinton “Sam’ Sayre.

She was an avid cook and entered and won many cooking contests.  In 1972, she won the WV Chicken Cooking Contest and competed at the National Chicken Contest in Birmingham, AL.  In 1977, she won the WV Beef Contest and competed at the National Beef Contest in Columbus, OH.

She was married in 1942 to Edward Hartley, her neighbor and childhood sweetheart from Cow Run.  Their marriage ended with Edward’s death in 2006.  While sitting with Edward at the hospital, she wrote a legal pad of short stories about growing up on Cow Run.  She had the book of short stories published in 2009.  She named the book “THRESH MACHINE A COMIN’” and she dedicated it to the Memory of “That handsome neighbor boy”, Edward C. Hartley.

In earlier years, she and Edward were members of Antioch Church and belonged to the Cottageville Elementary School PTO where they participated in many fundraisers for the school.  For years, she and Edward attended estate auctions in WV and OH.  She was a writer for Antique Week for years and would take pictures of items at the auction and write articles describing the auction and the price of how much the items sold for.  She particularly enjoyed going to auctions of Rick Pearson in Mason, WV. He would save her a front row seat, introduce her to the crowd and treat her like royalty.  She was a collector of antiques and had a great knowledge of both furniture and glassware. She and Edward attended the National Wildfoods Weekend yearly since the mid  1970’s.  Audrey last attended in September 2017, the week of her 94th birthday.

Survivors include her brother, Herbert Sayre, of St. Albans; son and his wife, Randall and Sandra Hartley of Evergreen Hills; daughters and their husbands, Sharon and Jim Brundige of Crawford, GA, and Debby and Dennie Shinn of Mt. Alto; grandchildren, Carla Hartley Roach and husband Ronnie, Dennie Shinn Jr. and wife, Jana, Ryan Tackett, Melanie Mosser, Tommy Hartley, Tanya Tackett Bowers and husband Jim, Jimmy Brundige, and Dr. Lance Shinn; great grandchildren, Ciara Rogers, Ian and Lilly Roach, Logan and Maci Mosser, Evan Hartley, Madyson Shinn, Rowan and Sagan Bowers, Silas, Hunter and Halo Brundige; one great great grandchild, Lorelei Cherry.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Antioch Church Cemetery on Cow Run. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

 

REV. DONALD E. ROACH

Donald Ernest Roach, 83, of Hartford, WV, passed away February 3, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, WV.

He was born June 16, 1934 in Gibbstown, WV, a son of late Ernest and Laura (Kearns) Roach. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his loving wife of 50 years, Freda Mae Roach; brothers, William, Lester, Darrell and John (Ann) Roach; sisters, Mary Virginia (Norman) Smith, Lola (Charles) Black, Sarah (David) Gwilym, Margaret (Lester) Smith and Ada (Paul) Fraley.

He was a United States Marine veteran. He was a retired foreman from A.E.P. Meigs Mine # 1. He was the founder and pastor of the True Gospel Church, Gibbstown, WV, for 38 years. He was the caretaker of the Zerkle and Clifton Cemeteries and enjoyed gardening and mowing.

Survivors include his sons, Donald E. Roach Jr., Bill (Mary) Roach and Adam (Keawana) Roach all of Hartford, WV; daughters, Tammy (Steve) Arthur of Beckley and Lisa (Jeff) Mead of Hartford; grandchildren, Krista, Laura, Sarah, William, Hayden, Cole, Morgan and Weston Roach, D.R. (Renee) Williamson, Kendra (Jordan) Gregory, Ray (Leah) Bragg, A.J. Roush, Marshall and Christian Varian; great-grandchildren, Logan Roach, Emma Stewart, Jaelyn and Makinley Williamson, Blaine Bragg; sister in laws, Grace and Thelma Roach.

Service will be 11 a.m.~ Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Jeff Mead officiating. Burial will follow in Zerkle Cemetery, Letart, WV, with military graveside rites by V.F.W. Post #9926 Mason, WV and American Legion Post 140 New Haven, WV. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

SHERRY WADE

Sherry Lynn Wade, 52, of LeRoy, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at her home.

She was born September 5, 1965, in Parkersburg, a daughter of David Gale and Gladys Jean (Smith) Wade of LeRoy.  Her brother, David Mark Wade, preceded her in death.

She attended Liverpool United Methodist Church, LeRoy, WV and she enjoyed antiques.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her son, Jonathan David “J.D.”   (Julie); daughter, Kristin Jeanette; grandchildren, Jonathan Gage Bechtold and Adalynn Marie Bechtold; and her fiancee, Paul Lemon, of Mineral Wells.

Service will be Sunday, February 4, 2018~2 p.m. at the Liverpool United Methodist Church, LeRoy, WV, with Rev. Rick DeQuasie and Clair “Butch” Pursley officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Sunday at the church.  Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

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