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JAMES ALLEN GOOD
James Allen Good, 48, of Mount Alto, WV, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017 at his home following a sudden illness.
He was born August 24, 1968 in Ripley, WV, a son of the late Doris Irene (Hardman) Good and Amos A. Good of Sandyville, WV. In addition to his mother he was preceded by his brother, Rickey Good; grandparents, Happy and Alice Hardman and Brady and Bernice Good; aunt, Loretta Harper.
He was a former employee of the Recycling Center, Ripley, WV, Jackson Newspapers, Best Line Construction, Wolfe’s Custom Butchering and the Y Service Station.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Ann (Martin) Good; sons, Casey and Codey Good; daughters, August and Doris Good all of Mount Alto; sisters, Carolyn (George) Marion of Roanoke, VA and Brenda (James) Hobson of Ravenswood, WV.
Service will be Friday, January 27, 2017- 1 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Kevin O’Neil officiating. Burial will follow in the Kiser Cemetery, Kentuck, WV. Visitation will by from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
MATTIE PEARL ROBERTS
Mattie Pearl (Sampson) Roberts, 68, of Spencer, WV, passed away January 22, 2017 in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.
She was born February 22, 1948, in Marietta, OH a daughter of late Andrew and Lucy (Price) Sampson. In addition to her parents she was preceded by brothers; Walter, Warden, Russell and Wheldon Sampson; sisters, Josephine Westfall, Ivy Cottrill and Ocie Sampson.
She enjoyed fishing and going for long drives.
Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Gary A. Roberts; son, Johnny Ray McCune of Columbus, OH; daughters, Brenda Sue Miller of Spencer, WV and Scherry Lea Linger of Columbus, OH; sister, Opal Marks of Ripley, WV and Mary Hall of Akron, OH; five grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. A procession will leave for the Board-Starcher Cemetery, Reedy, WV immediately following the visitation where graveside services will be held.
CLARENCE “BUDDY” FAUVER
Clarence Frederick “Buddy” Fauver, 76, of Point Pleasant, WV, passed away January 22, 2017, at his home due to a sudden illness.
He was born March 19, 1940 in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Fredrick Raymond and Ethel Loberta (Jones) Fauver. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Olive Alberta (Sayre) Fauver; grandson, James Frederick Fauver Jr.; brother, Wendell Fauver; sister, Hester Ann Benson.
He was a United States Army veteran. He was retired from Constellium, Ravenswood, WV, with 49 years of service and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5668. Clarence was a trustee for the Baden-Presbyterian Cemetery Association, Leon, WV.
Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Catherine Mae (Riffle) Rice Fauver; son, James F. (Lou Ann) Fauver of Handley, WV; brothers, Kermit (Belva) Fauver of Leon and Richard (Pam) Fauver of Mount Alto; sister, Ruth (Jack) Pickens of Letart; step-son, Bobby (Brittany) Rice of Leon; step-daughters, Cathy Greene of Mason and Connie (D.J.) Dewees of Point Pleasant; twelve grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Baden-Presbyterian Church, Leon, WV, with Pastor Delton Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
Matthew Murray Roberts, 40, of Evans, WV, passed away January 21, 2017, in Williamstown, WV, form injuries received in an automobile accident.
He was born May 11, 1976, in Spencer, WV a son of Delmas Lane (Judy) Roberts of Eleanor, WV and Peggy Sue (Clay) Pate and her husband Billy of Evans, WV.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Lane and Gladys Roberts and William and Elizabeth Clay.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his sons and their mothers, Christopher Clay Roberts and his mother Sharon of Fairfield, M.E. and Chancey Matthew Roberts and his mother Teri of Parkersburg; step-children Ryder and Mackenzie Deem; brothers, Mike (Linda) Roberts, of Parkersburg, Rodney Greathouse of Frametown, Mark Roberts, of Medina, David and Sean Roberts both of Columbus, Kenny Pate of Evans, Marty Pate of Fruit Cove, FL, Tim Higginbotham, Tom(Pam) Higginbotham and Todd (Angie) Higginbotham all of Eleanor; sister, Teresa (Dave) Windland of Parkersburg; nieces and nephews, Derek and Cameron Roberts, Seth, Chelsea, and Kaleb Windland and Tiffany Greathouse along with a host of other extended family; life long friends, Chancey, Jesse, Justin, Brett, Matt, Mike, Matt, Adam, Dan, Justin, Jamie.
He was a graduate of Ripley High School where he excelled in track and cross-country. He was a United States Air Force veteran and a member and past post commander of American Legion Post #159 Williamstown, WV. He was a member of the V.F.W. and an avid West Virginia Mountaineer fan. He was employed by the Bureau of Fiscal Service in Parkersburg as a program analyst with 20 years of service and was a Christian by faith.
Service will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. in the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastors Adam Nester and Greg Blake officiating. Graveside service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #159 Williamstown, WV in the Roberts Family Cemetery, Millstone, WV. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
C. ELAINE CASTO
Elaine (Southall) Casto, 81, of Ripley, WV, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV, after a short illness. She was born November 22, 1935 in Statts Mills, WV, a daughter of the late Ray and Mamie R. Southall. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Carroll Southall.
She was retired from the Jackson County Clerks office and was a faithful member of the Ripley Baptist Temple.
Survivors include her loving husband of 62 years, Glenver Casto; daughter, Deborah Scarbrough of Ripley; son and daughter in law, Richard and Valerie Casto of Ripley; grandchildren, Bethany (Jason) Adkins, Carissa (Joey) Miller, Isaac (Deidre) Casto and Amy Beth (Jordan) Smith; great-grandchildren, Brayden and Braxton Adkins, Madison Herdman and Whitley Smith; sister, Karen (Jerry) Landers; several nieces, nephews, cousins and her Ripley Baptist Temple Church family.
Service will be Monday, January 23, 2017 at 1-p.m. in the Ripley Baptist Temple, 320 Charleston Drive Ripley, WV 25271 with the Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Entombment will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Monday at the Church.
DAVID L. RHODES
David L. Rhodes, of Point Pleasant, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, following a brief illness. Arrangements are pending at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
He was born April 18, 1944, in Point Pleasant, WV, the son of the late, Robert Sr. and Essie (Parsons) Lane.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sons, Harold Lane Jr. and Tommy Lane; brother, Arnold Lane.
Harold was a former employee of Malleable Ironworks in Point Pleasant, WV. He was the owner/operator of Lane’s Handyman Service. He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Minnie Pearl (Baker) Lane; son, Jeremy Lee Lane of Evans, brothers, Roy Lane of Gallipolis, OH, Willie Joe Lane of Hartford, WV, Robert Lane Jr. of Loudenville, OH; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren; special friends, Everett Sayre, James Nichols, and Vickey Collins.
Service will be Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Pastor Donald Keefer officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon, WV.
He was born April 11, 1934, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Edward Clarence Yoho and Sylvia Evelyn (Morgan) Yoho Beckett. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Erma Yoho.
He was a graduate of Ravenswood High School. He was retired from Southern Ohio Coal. Don was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter #255 Harrisonville, OH, Cottageville Lodge #54 AF & AM, Cottageville, WV, and the Abba Shrine of Alabama.
Survivors include sister, Ann Murray (Frank) of Sandyville; brothers, Bill Yoho (Jean) of New Haven, and Danny Beckett (Connie) of Cottageville; three step-children and many step-grandchildren.
Service will be Saturday, January 14, 2017—7 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Eastern Star service will begin at 7 p.m. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
VELMA BLANCH ZUSPAN
She was born January 29, 1920, in Capehart, Mason County, a daughter of the late Arnold Vincent and Blanch Orilla (Shirley) Gregory. Her husband, William Zuspan; son, John M. Zuspan; brothers, Willard, Verlin, Wilbur, and Paul; sisters, Myrtle, Virginia, Anna, Luvertta, Alapha, and Sarah all predeceased.
Velma was a faithful member of the Christian Brethren Church, Mason, WV. She hosted many families at her dining table and was a loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors include her sons, William “Bill” Zuspan and his wife Linda, Francis A. Zuspan and his wife Debra of Mason, and her daughter, Sarah B. Stover and her husband Trenton of Mason; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Service will be Saturday, January 14, 2017- 2 p.m. at the Christian Brethren Church, Mason, WV, with Pastors William Zuspan, Jimmy Lewis and Howard Blane officiating. Burial will follow in the Zuspan Cemetery, West Columbia, WV. Visitation will be Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
The family would like to thank her caregivers Karen Hindel, Sonya Roush, Carolyn Zurcher, JoAnn Taylor and Krista Roush for all their wonderful care and love for Velma.
Nellie Emogene Roush, 82, of Broad Run Community, Letart, WV, passed away January 10, 2017 in Pleasant Valley Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born September 28, 1934, in Letart, WV, a daughter of the late Dorsey Richard and Eliza Jane (Clark) Roush.
She was a caregiver for 10 years. She was a member of the Broad Run Zion Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her brother, Marion “Bill” Roush (Madeline), Letart, W.V., and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017 in Broad Run Cemetery, Letart, WV, with Kathy Klingensmith officiating. Arrangements have been provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
Ronald was born on August 25, 1950, in Charleston, WV, to Charles and Leo (Wayne Wedge of Leon, WV.
He was a 1968, graduate of Point Pleasant High School, then proudly served his country in the United States Navy and Marine Corps where he was an Independent Duty Corpsman and Second Class Petty Officer after attending Independent Corpsman School. During his tour of duty, Ronald received his commanding general’s letter of commendation from the United States Marine Corp in Quantico, VA.
Upon honorable discharge from the United States Navy Ronald attended West Virginia University followed by the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Physicians Assistant Degree. He retired from Thomas Memorial Hospital after many years of service. Ronald was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and playing music with family and friends over the years.
In addition to his parents other survivors include his wife, Sonya (Burton) Wedge, children, Jennifer (Stephen) Hatten of Huntington, Mitchell and Madison Wedge both of South Charleston; sister, Beverly Denise (Jim) Rardin of Mount Pleasant, SC; brother, Steve (Debbie) Wedge of Evans; grandson, Russell Wade Hatten of Huntington; sister-in-law, Sherry (Bill) Barker of Louisville, KY, and numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston, WV.
A service to Honor the Life of Ronald will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mike Elder and Pastor Bradley Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV, with military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be two hours prior to time of service at the funeral home on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations be made to Creston Cemetery Veterans Fund, 8074 Evans Road, Leon, WV 25123.
DWAYNE CARROLL McDERMOTT
He was born August 27, 1948, in Mason, WV, the son of the late, Ralph Osborn McDermott and Dorothy Ellen (Brooks) McDermott of Mount Alto, WV.
In addition to his father, his brother, Carl Wayne McDermott, also preceded him in death.
Dwayne was a former coal miner and member of the United Mine Workers of America. He retired as a shift supervisor from Ravenswood Polymer. He enjoyed dirt track racing and camping.
In addition to his mother, other survivors include his wife of 48 years, Joyce Kathaleen (Wilson) McDermott; daughter, Angela “Angie” Combs of Evans; son and his wife, Brian and Melissa McDermott of Ripley; grandchildren, Patrick Combs, Preston Combs, Dakota Kowalski and Ebony McDermott; sisters, Barbara McDermott of Point Pleasant and Jeanette Herdman (Eric) of Leon, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
LULA BELLE (SWAIN) MILHOAN
Lula Belle (Swain) Milhoan, 81, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.
She was born February 26, 1935, in Ravenswood, WV, the daughter of the late Walter Eldon and Mary Leota (Moore) Swain. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Gene Milhoan, brother, Roy Glen Swain, sister, Regina Ahart, grandchildren, Selena Dawn Reynolds and Earl James Reynolds, III.
She was a member of the Milhoan Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.
Survivors include her son, Larry Wayne Milhoan and his wife, Lacretia, of Ravenswood; daughters, Diana Lea Reynolds of Hampton, VA, Darlene Sue Gregg and her husband, Barry, of Ravenswood, Janet Ann Higginbotham of Leon, Sharon Lynn Willis and her husband, Bryan, of Cottageville; brother, Roger Dean Swain of Ravenswood; sister, Barbara Lee Easter of Little Hocking, OH; companion, Michael Blankenship of Ravenswood; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Service will be 7 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, with Pastor Dee Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 5—7 p.m. at the funeral home.
ROY L. CLICK
He was born March 8, 1937, in Mount Alto, the son of the late Donald Daniel and Edith (Sayre) Click. His brother Ronald Click and an infant brother, Wayne Lee Click also preceded him in death.
Roy was a lifelong resident of his beloved town of Mount Alto, sometimes referred to by local residents as Mud Sock. He graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1956, and then served his country in the United States Army.
He was a retired machinery operator in the finishing department from Kaiser Aluminum and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, Ravenswood. Following his retirement, he entered the full time hobby vocation of gardening, yard selling, going to auctions and flea marketing; he specialized in repairing and re-handling old tools.
He enjoyed deer hunting and chasing rabbits with his beagles on the family farm and spending time with his family. He was an avid Red Devil, Mountaineer and Cincinnati Reds fan
Roy, was a devout Christian and longtime member of the Hopewell Baptist Church where he had served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent. Hi lived his favorite scripture for everyone to see; 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Roy is survived by his wife, whom he married December 31, 1960, Carol Ann (Riffle) Click,; daughter, Monica Renee Westmoreland (Stephen) of Ravenswood; sons, Brian Lewis Click (Karen) of Mount Alto and Anthony Lee “Tony” Click (Lori) of Gallipolis, OH; sister, Clarice Durst of Mount Alto; brother, Donald Click of Point Pleasant; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Andrew Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Alto, with military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
ADA ELLEN HOFFMAN
Ada Ellen (Bird) Hoffman, 69, of Ripley, WV, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016, in Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Division, Charleston, WV.
She was born July 08, 1947 in Culloden, WV, a daughter of the late Hayman and Maythel (Adkins) Bird. Her son, Gregory Todd Hoffman also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her daughters, Nikki and her husband Ronnie Lanier of Millwood, WV, Teresa and her husband Randy Mitchell of Ripley, WV; brother, Anthony Bird of Hurricane, WV and four grandchildren.
There are no public services scheduled at this time. Arrangements have been provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
WILLARD LEE COFERY
Willard Lee Cofery, 81, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away December 30, 2016, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born November 11, 1935, in Indore, WV, the son of the late Herbert Lee and Ivy Ellen (James) Cofery. His wife, Anna Jean (Stewart) Cofery; brother, Wilbur Cofery and sisters, Shirley Dawson and Irene DeBoard also preceded him in death.
Willard was retired from Owens-Illinois Glass Factory in Brockport, NY, and he enjoyed hunting and firearms.
Survivors include his sons, Jesse Cofery of Ravenswood, and Franklin James Cofery of Palestine; brother, Franklin Fitzwater of Rochester, NY; sisters, Edna V. DeBoard of Ravenswood, Evelyn Summers of Cleveland, TN; Julie Corrino of Carson City, NV, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Thomas Chafin officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the funeral home.
Committal service and burial will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017, in the Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore, WV.