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Nathan Sayre, 33, of Point Pleasant, WV, passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at his home. Arrangements pending at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV
KENLEY ANN ANDERSON
Kenley Ann Anderson, infant daughter of Steven Chad and Jessica Raye (Stone) Anderson was stillborn Thursday, October 20, 2016, in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg,WV.
Survivors in addition to her parents include brothers, Hagen, Sawyer, Liam Anderson; sister, Josie Anderson; maternal grandparents Ernest (Brenda) Stone of Buffalo and Sharon (Bryan) Willis of Cottageville; great-grandparents, Denver Stone of Buffalo and Hodd C. and Lulabelle Milhoan of Ravenswood; paternal grandparents, Todd and Kelley Wilkinson of LeRoy; great grandmother, Christine Anderson of Leon; grandmother, Ethel Mae Jordan of Leon; great grandfather, Thomas Wilkinson of LeRoy; aunt, Trishten Wilkinson of LeRoy; uncle, Jacob (Vanessa) Stone of Buffalo.
She was preceded in death by uncle, Micheal Wilkinson; grandfather, Steven Jordan; great grandfather, Harvey Anderson; great grandmothers Dorothy Wilkinson and Margaret Stone.
Private family services will be Sunday, October 23, 2016, at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Jennie Tennant officiating. Burial will follow in the Anderson Family Cemetery Garfield Heights, LeRoy, WV.
SHARON KAY STAATS
Sharon Kay (Winter) Staats, 65, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2016 in the Parkersburg Care Center, Parkersburg, WV following an extended illness.
She was born in Charleston, WV on March 1, 1951, to the late Joseph Henry Winter, Jr. and Virginia Lee (Stewart) Winter. In addition to her parents, her brother, Ronald Winter, also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood and Little Sandy Homemakers Club. She was a 1970 graduate of Ravenswood High School and was a avid Ravenswood Red Devil Fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and at her church.
She is survived by her son, Jason Ray Staats of Ripley; brothers, Richard David Winter and his wife, Sheril, of Sandyville and Michael L. Winter and his wife, Anita, of Belpre, Ohio; and grandchildren, Madison, Korey, and Logan Staats, all of Sandyville.
Service will be 5 p.m., Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Independent Fellowship Church, 713 Washington Street, Ravenswood, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3—5 p.m. at the church. Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2016 at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV is in charge of arrangements.
REBECCA JOYCE MULLINS
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
She was born January 21, 1941, in Mannington, WV, the daughter of the late Tully L. and Frances Naomi (Moore) McElfresh.
Becky, was a former employee of FMC Ordinance Center and a former ward clerk at St. Francis Hospital. She was a member of the Jackson County Democratic Women and the Randolph Street Baptist Church in Charleston.
She was a beautifully spirited, plainspoken lady who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 47 years, David W. Mullins; son, Todd Mullins; daughters, Samra J. Mullins, Heather and her husband Robby Ratliff and Melissa J. Mullins; grandchildren, David A. (Ekta) Mullins, Megan (Nathan) Vannest, Michael Mullins, Chelsea Mullins, Cliff Kay, Colton Kay and Bekah Kay; great grandchildren, Dalton Mullins and Cole Mullins; brother Lanny McElfresh and her sister, Gwenn Tittle.
In keeping with her request to further medical science, her remains has been donated to the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, Athens, OH. There will be a private family ceremony held at a later date.
Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.
BETTY IMOGENE McINTYRE
Betty Imogene “Jeanne” McIntyre, 80, of Roanoke, VA, passed away October 17, 2016, at her home.
She was born December 15, 1935, in Fletcher, WV, the daughter of the late William K. and Ola Vay (Kiser) Kessel. Her husband, Bryan W. McIntyre; daughter, Teresa Dawn; son, Joel William; brother, Louis Kessel and her sister, Lois Anne also preceded her in death.
Betty was a homemaker and was well versed in her family genealogy. She had published several books and manuscripts which are available at the Jackson County Library.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanette Lynn McIntyre of Roanoke, VA and her son, Jubal Wayne McIntyre of Roanoke City, VA; grandchildren, Derek Alexander McIntyre and Jeanne Lynn McIntyre; great grandchildren, Ayden William McIntyre and Dallas Scott McIntyre
Visitation will be 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Private interment will be in the Kiser Cemetery, Kentuck, WV.
FLORA ANNA DeVAULT
Flora Anna DeVault, 81, of Barberton, OH, formerly of Leon, WV, passed away October 16, 2016, in the Canal Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Akron, OH, following an extended illness.
She was born March 11, 1935, in Leon, WV, the daughter of the late William and Georgia (Rhodes) Barnett. Her husband Lester H. DeVault also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker, a Protestant and she enjoyed quilting.
Survivors include her son, Lester DeVault of Barberton, OH; daughter, Carolyn Sue DeVault of Akron, OH, and a grandson Willy DeVault.
A funeral procession will leave the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, for a graveside service at the Creston Cemetery with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating..
JANE T. SAYRE
VESTA G. LIVINGSTON
She was born September 28, 1943, in Evans, a daughter of the late Ernie and Daisy (Barr) Donohew. Her husband, James Livingston; brothers, Wilbur Donohew and Kenneth Donohew; sister, Lillian Hoschar; nephew, Grant “General” Donohew, Jr.; niece, Shirley Lanham and brothers-in-law, Earlie Hoschar and Charles King also preceded her in death.
Vesta was a retired laboratory technician from Franklin International in Columbus, OH, with 36 years service. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Lorraine Chapter #1, Columbus, OH.
Survivors include her son, James R. Livingston of Gallipolis, OH; brothers Grant (Naomi) Donohew and Carroll (Louise) Donohew all of Evans: sister, Christina King of Ripley, and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
He was born February 15, 1947, in Mason County, a son of the late Golden Delbert “Bill” and Genevieve (Baker) Campbell. His brother, Dorsel Campbell also preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Delia Lavonne (McDade) Campbell; brothers, Dorsey (Carolyn) Campbell of Leon, and Tommy (Charlotte) Campbell of Cottageville; sisters, Carolyn (Barry) McCoy of Syracuse, OH and Betty (Darrell) Morrison of Leon, WV.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Donald Keefer officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
DR. JAN LESZCZYNSKI
Dr. Jan Rafal Leszczynski, 76, of New Haven, WV, passed away September 26, 2016 in Overbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation, Middleport, OH, following an extended illness.
He was born March 16, 1940 in Warsaw, Poland, a son of the late Stephan and Maria (Skoczylas) Leszczynski. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Anna W. Leszczynski and a sister Agwieszka Czarnecka.
He was a former employee of American Alloys in New Haven, WV. He enjoyed gardening and feeding his birds. He was a Catholic by faith.
Survivors include his daughter Margaret Anna Leszczynski of Morpeth, Northumperland, England; brother, Pioter Urbanowicz of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, October 3, 2016—11 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pomeroy, OH. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
JAMES WILLIAM YOUNG
He was born September 22, 1947 in West Columbia, WV, a son of the late William Harrison and Vivian Geraldine (Roush) Young. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law Fred Priddy.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Louiza Kay (Hoover) Young; sons, Jeremy C. Young and Jonathan R Young both of New Haven; daughters, Jennifer D. Jones of New Haven and Jessica N. and Anthony Weiss of Princeton, WV; sisters, Betty and Warner Roush of New Haven and Barbara Priddy of Rutland, OH.
Service will be Friday, September 30, 2016—7 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Ron Branch officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, September 30, 2016 at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided at 7 p.m.at the funeral home by V.F.W. Post # 9926, Mason, WV and American Legion Post # 140, New Haven, WV and American Legion Post # 39 Pomeroy, OH.
TERI ARLENE MARKLEY
Teri Arlene Markley, 52, of Charleston, WV, passed away September 24, 2016, at CAMC Memorial Division following a brief illness.
She was born July 4, 1964, in Stuttgart, Germany, the daughter of the late Drema Jean (Williams) Bostic and the late Paul Edward Vance.
She was formerly employed by Regis and was currently employed by Ticketmaster.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Karla Bennington of Lusby, MD; daughter, Kaitlyn Markley of Charleston; grandson, Ethan Bennington; brother, Paul Vance of Dover, OH and sisters, Tammy Sampson of Ripley and Tori Schoolcraft of Charleston.
A time of eulogy and sharing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Private interment will be held at Ravenswood Cemetery.
DONNA R. NEECE
Donna R. Neece, 65, of Middleport, OH, passed from this life to her eternal life in the presence of family September 23, 2016 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, following an extended illness.
She was born July 13, 1951, in Hartford, WV, a daughter of the late Charles R. and S. Louise (Kearns) Gibbs. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by brothers; Cecil, Charles, John, Tom, Garry and Garland Gibbs; sister, Florence Warth.
She was a Christian, wife, mother and avid Elvis Presley collector and much more. She enjoyed making and quilting masterpieces, as well as crocheting anything she could find or make up a pattern for. She was the first to offer assistance and the last to take credit. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Hartford, WV and would never pass an opportunity to invite someone to join her there. She leaves behind a great legacy and will be missed by many.
Survivors include her husband Roy R. Neece; sons, Chris M. “Buster” Neece and his wife Kellie and their children Breanna and Braedon, and Garry D. Neece and Pamela K. (Neece) Russell and her children Jacob and Kayde all of Middleport, OH; brothers, Hubert Gibbs of New Haven and Denver “Butch” and Connie Gibbs of Hartford; sisters, Virginia Mae Patterson and Brenda A. Warth both of Hartford; sisters in law, Deloris and Reba Gibbs both of Hartford, WV. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Service will be Tuesday, September 27, 2016— 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Hartford, WV, with Pastor Herman Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church in Hartford, WV. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
PHILLIP RAY BURTON
He was born November 6, 1939, in Lawton, KY, a son of the late Marl Andrew and Hazel (Shumate) Burton. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Carl Burton and sisters, Fay Burton and Brenda Clark.
He was the former owner and operator of Burton’s Sunoco Station in Mason, WV, and was a former employee of Gallipolis Parts Warehouse in Gallipolis, OH. He was a member of the Clifton Lodge # 23 AF & AM, Mason, WV, was a member of the Mason United Methodist Church, and was also a member of the Riverside Country Club.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann (Gibson) Burton of Mason; sons, Robert B. (Kim) Nicewander of Hollidaysburg, PA, David A. (Amy) Burton of Semora, NC; daughters, Rita K. (Mark) Hogan of Mason, Mary M (George) Grimes of Letart, Bonnie K. Brown of Columbus, OH, and Connie M. (Tim) Davis of Mason; brother, Wayne Burton of Virginia Beach, VA; sisters, Wanda Cabell of Cabin Creek, WV, and Billie Jean Dawson of Mason; seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Service will be Sunday, September 25, 2016— 3 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Brian Maye and Pastor Jeff Mayfield officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rights will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Mason United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 336, Mason, WV 25260.
JOYCE EILEEN STEPHENS
She was born March 2, 1947, in Ravenswood, WV, the daughter of the late John Winfield and Ursie Isabell (Ankrum) McCoy. Her brother, Adrian McCoy also preceded her in death.
Joyce was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and later attended the Mountain State Business College in Parkersburg. She was a former employee of KEM Gas and was co-owner and operator of J.E. Stephens Farm Machinery. She was a former 4-H leader of the Evans Eagles, a member of the Ravenswood Homemakers Club, the Flatwoods U.M. Church Ladies Aid and the United In Christ Church in Cottageville.
Joyce enjoyed flower gardening and spending time and walking with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Lewis Wade Stephens; son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Amy Stephens of Cottageville; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Keith Kerns of Cottageville; grandchildren, Noah Stephens, Briana Stephens, Rachel Kerns and Rebecca Kerns and her brother, Eldon McCoy (Loretta) of Ravenswood.
Service will 11 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Carroll Allen Rardin, 65, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Monday, September 12, 2016 following an extended illness.
He was born October 7, 1950, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Lewis Carroll and Osie Mae (Hill) Rardin.
Allen was a 1968, graduate of Ravenswood High School where he was an outstanding football player. He then attended and played football for Fairmont State College. He was a former coalminer and retired from Pechiney Aluminum Products and was a member of United Steelworkers Union, Local 5668. He was an avid hunter and particularly enjoyed upland game bird hunting with his dogs Remy and Maggie.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Jon Dauch of Ravenswood and Leslie and James Arnold of Vincent, OH, and grandchildren, Lucas Dauch, Blake Dauch, Michael Dauch, Rylee Arnold and Caden Arnold.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Steve White officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.
Patrick Lee “Gordy” Bumgarner, 48, of West Columbia, WV, passed away September 11, 2016, at his home following a sudden illness.
He was born October 31, 1967, in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of Phyllis L. (McDonald) Bumgarner of New Haven, WV, and the late John F. Bumgarner. He was also proceeded in death by his nephew, Craig Roush and brother-in-law, Paul G. McKinney.
He was a graduate of Wahama High School and a carpenter by trade. He enjoyed visiting the V.F.W. in Mason, helping neighbors, and cutting fire wood.
In addition to his mother, survivors include brother, John Franklin and Hollie Bumgarner Jr., of West Columbia; sisters, Deborah K. Roush of Hartford, Terry Ann (Bumgarner) Camp and Pete of West Columbia, and Sherry Lynn McKinney of West Columbia. He is also survived by his cousins and their families and several nieces and nephews, Shawn and Chloe Madison Bumgarner, Colton Gary Lee and Levi Carter McKinney, Jessie Camp, Jacob and Connor Bumgarner, Tara Renee Roush, Alexis and McKenzie Parsons,
Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Burial will follow in Zirkle Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from noon until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.
She was born April 7, 1932, in Mount Alto, WV, the daughter of the late Herbert and Goldie (Barnett) Canter. Her husband, Cecil E. Hill; daughter, Deborah Mahood; her grandson, Jason Eades; brothers, Cecil and Jack and sisters, Ruth, Virginia and Audrey also preceded her in death.
Mildred was a retired licensed practical nurse from Pleasant Valley Hospital and enjoyed crocheting and flower gardening.
Survivors include her sons, John Hill (Tina Benson) of Cottageville, and Cecil Robert Hill (Linda) of Mount Alto; daughters, Susan Eades (Doug) and Pat Westmoreland of Cottageville; grandchildren, Gerrod Eades, Scott Hill and Stacy Anderson (Cam); great grandchildren, Jaylen Hill and Easton Anderson; brother, Jim Canter of Hempstead, TX, and special friends, Lisa Meads and Raymond Justice.
There will be no public services. Private interment will be in the Creston Cemetery.
EARL R. BOARD
Mr. Earl “Ross” Board, 90, of Ravenswood, WV, went home to be with the Lord Friday, September 9, 2016.
He was born in Tariff, Roane County, WV, November 20, 1925, to the late John Jay Board II and Clara Maude (Webb) Board. He was the youngest of five children. He bravely served our country in World War II as a United States Merchant Marine delivering supplies and ammunition across the Atlantic in extremely dangerous, troubled waters. As a teenager, he obtained his first job as a projectionist at the Robey Theater in Spencer, and then later, after the war, he was a taxi driver also in Spencer. By trade, he was a skilled brick mason, eventually retiring from Kaiser Aluminum in 1983, after 25 years of service. He was blessed to enjoy a very long retirement of 33 years. He was a former member of the Spencer Temple in Spencer, WV, where he was a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a firm believer in spreading God’s Word, and he visited many homes in the community helping win many souls to the Lord.
Ross is best remembered by his family and loved ones as being a kind, fun-loving person who knew how to live life to the fullest. Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed driving fast cars, riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, boating on the Ohio River, and restoroing antique oil field engines. He remained very young at heart his entire life. He was a very intelligent, mechanically-inclined man and was able to fix or build just about anything.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Janice Genevieve (Miller) Board, his brothers, Carl Board and Ralph Board, his sisters, Eupha Harrold and Burdeele Vineyard, and his precious grandson, David Brian Morris.
Ross is survived by his three children: one son, Larry Ross Board and his wife, Lisa, of Ravenswood, and two daughters, Connie Lou Morris and her husband, Jim, of Plattsmouth, NE, and Jody Jennell Eggleton and her husband, Jerry, of Newark, OH, and long time family member, Sharon Kay Gandee of Evans, WV. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, John Jennings Morris, Kristopher Ross Morris, Andrea Nicole Covert, Jamie Danielle Turner, Holly Christine Eggleton, and Carley Michelle Eggleton, as well as nine great grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. Lawrence Conger, Jr. officiating. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tariff Cemetery, Tariff, WV. Visitation will be Monday, 6—8 p.m. at the funeral home.
LARRY E. JONES
He was born June 20, 1939, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Lawrence E. and Virginia K. (Jordan) Jones. His sister, Patricia Fisher; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Elmer and Beulah King also preceded him in death.
Larry attended Stonewall Jackson High School, was a “West Side Boy” and loved his 50’s music. He was a United States Air Force veteran and loved his country dearly. Larry was a Christian, enjoyed gospel music and was a lifelong member of the Northside Nazarene Church.
He was an electrician and retired from True Temper Corporation, CAMC Memorial Hospital and Mardi Gras Casino. He loved working and did so until after his 76th birthday. He loved to play golf and watch football.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years and best friend of 65 years, Helen “Avie” (King) Jones; son, Dana Jones of Mililani, HI; daughter, Lee Ann Jones Matthews (Donnie Joe) of Buffalo; the joy of his life and the light in his eyes, his grandchildren, Jake and Hannah Matthews, Kelsea, Kiana and Kailee Jones. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren.
His sister-in-law, Dorothy King of Titusville, FL, and several nieces and nephews also survive him. His pets, Poochie and Maggi, will miss him. His faithful dog Matti, is waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge and they will be reunited with his loved ones.
Thanks to Dr’s. Kevan and David Namay and Dr. Arpit Bhargava for their great care. Special thank you to our neighbors; the Williamsons, the Hills, the Wehrles and Jim and Debbie.
Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jake Eldridge officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. The Jackson County Honor Guard will provide military honors.
In lieu of flowers, per Larry’s request, donations can be made online to: www.nsa160.com, on behalf of Larry E. Jones. It is tax deductible and provides support for the soldiers and families of the Army unit, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), better known as, the Night Stalkers”.
RHONDA JUNE CASTO
She was born January 23, 1955, in Sissonville, WV, the daughter of the late Vincent and Ova (Phillips) Halstead. Her husband, Dorsel Casto, son, Joey Casto, grandson, Riley Casto; brother, Gary Halstead and her nephew, Jeffrey Halstead also preceded her in death.
Rhonda was a homemaker, and a retired custodian from the Jackson County Board of Education. She enjoyed caring for her beloved dogs.
Left to cherish her memories are brothers, Fairley Halstead (Betty) of Ripley, WV, and Eddie Halstead (Sandy) of Liberty, WV; sister, Connie Brown (Buford) of Duck, WV; mother-in-law, Emma Jean (Starcher) Miller of Cottageville; sister-in-law, Sharlene Halstead of Kenna, WV, and several nieces and nephews to whom she was a mother figure.
A service to honor her life will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Fairley Halstead officiating. Burial will follow in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, WV, with David Cook officiating the committal service. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Following the burial, friends and family will meet for refreshments at the home of her niece and nephew, Chris and Lisa Comer, on Fisher Ridge Road in Kenna, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Hubbard Hospice House West, 4605 MacCorkle Ave, S.W., South Charleston, WV 25309, (304) 414-5170.
Delbert “Bert” Franklin Bratcher, 62, of Millwood, WV, left the confines of this earth to forever float in the heavens August 20, 2016, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born February 8, 1954, in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Paul and Martha (Doss) Bratcher. His brother, Dennis Bratcher also preceded him in death.
Bert grew up in Tennessee before settling in West Virginia nearly 40 years ago. He was a licensed surveyor and was the owner and operator of Point Surveying and Mapping. He was a member of the West Virginia Surveyors Association, was a hot air balloon enthusiast and was a licensed lighter than air pilot and he enjoyed all things about the Ohio River.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Donna Marie (Minges) Bratcher; daughters, Kelly Leigh Bratcher (Roger Garrett) of Huntington, and Ashley Dawn Bratcher (Jason Belisle) of Sissonville, and the loves of his life and the sparkle in his eyes, his grandchildren, Alexander Belisle, Alivia Belisle, Donovan Garrett, Johnathan Garrett and Kaiya Garrett; brothers, David Bratcher of Farmington, NM, William Donald Bratcher of Durango, CO, and Robert Bratcher of Trenton, TN, and a sister, Dawn Michelle Smithson of Trenton, TN.
A memorial service is planned for mid-September along his beloved Ohio River. Date. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.
LEANNA F. LIPSCOMB
She was born July 27, 1931, in Rowlesburg, WV, the daughter of the late Lester and Grace (Wable) Chambers. Her husband of 57 years, Donald Ray Lipscomb, whom she married June 1, 1958, preceded her in death January 21, of this year. Her brothers, Lester Chambers and Pete Chambers and a sister, Jean Arnette also preceded her in death.
Leanna was a mother and homemaker, a member of the Cottageville United Methodist Church, the Jackson County Republican Women’s Club and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed collecting antiques, visiting the Amish country and being with her family.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Bethany Dawn and Donald Staats of Cottageville, and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Vera Archer, the Rev. Phillip Scarberry and the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Cottageville United Methodist Church, or the charity of your choice.
FRANKIE I. SHOCKEY
Frankie Irene (Carmichael) Hutchens Shockey, 89, of Ripley, W.Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Eldercare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ripley, W.Va.
She was born November 12, 1926, in Sandyville, W.Va. a daughter of the late Fredrick and Beulah Delcie (Mayhall) Carmichael formerly of Silverton, W.Va.
She grew up in Silverton and upon graduation from Ravenswood High School moved to Washington D.C. While in Washington she met and married her late husband, William Hilary Hutchens Jr. in 1946. She is also preceded in death by her second husband, Cleon Shockey; brothers, Robert and William Carmichael; sister, Betty Gorrell; great -grandchildren, Nora Follrod and Elijah Eskandari.
Frankie is most remembered by her family and loved ones as an honest and hard-working person who held onto life with great will and principle. She was always a rock for her entire family, a person of good humor, a person who believed in Jesus and a person who cared about the lives of others.
Survivors include her sons, William Hilary Hutchens, III. of Glendora, Calif. and Daniel F. Hutchens of Athens, Ga.; daughters, Lynda I. Hutchens of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Sandra Ann Hutchens of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sister, Elizabeth Curry of Ripley, W.Va.; stepchildren, Theresa (Shockey) Cooper of Charleston, W.Va. and James Shockey of Sissonville, W.Va.; grandmother and great-grandmother of 29 beloved souls.
The family extends a special thank you to Hilary (Hutchens) Groves for the amazing love and dedication she always extended to her Grandma. Hilary was instrumental in ensuring that she was well cared for over the years.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 205 Court St. Ripley, WV 25271, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, W.Va. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, 157 Evans Road, Evans, WV 25241.
LISA ANN GANDEE
Lisa Ann Gandee, 50, of Evans, WV, passed away suddenly August 11, 2016, at her home.
She was born January 26, 1966, in Ripley, WV, the daughter of Betty Louise (Barnette) Gandee of Evans, and the late Billy Joe Gandee.
Lisa was formerly employed by McDonald’s in Ripley with 19 years of service and was currently a cashier at Walmart with 12 years of service. She enjoyed working in the lawn.
In addition to her mother other survivors include her brother, Lester Joe Gandee and his wife Nickelle of Evans, WV, and her sister, Linda Eggleston of Tampa, FL.
Service will be 1 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in the Foster Chapel Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.