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Randall Lee “Randy” Lathey, 61, of Ripley, WV, passed away December 19, 2014, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.
He was born December 5, 1953, in Ravenswood, WV, a son of Troy G. Lathey of Ripley, and the late Irene Margaret (Bogard) Lathey. His brother, Timothy Lathey, also preceded him in death.
Randy was a 1971, graduate of Ripley High School, and was a United States Army veteran. He was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War era. He was a former employee of Kaiser Aluminum and later joined the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in Belpre, OH.
He enjoyed coaching youth sports leagues, golfing, travel, and working and spending time in the outdoors.
In addition to his father, other survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Alison and Dr. John Daugherty of Pataskala, OH, and his son, Tyler Lathey of Ripley; grandchildren, LaDainian Lathey, Mackenzie, Sophie, Bently, and Ewan Daugherty, and brothers, Daniel Lathey of Poca, and Stephen Lathey of Huntington.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 22, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine and Pastor Franklin Howerton officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Given. Visitation will be from noon until time of service on Monday, at the funeral home.
KATHLEEN SUZANNE MILLER
Kathleen Suzanne Miller, 50, of Kenna, WV, passed away December 12, 2014, at her home.
She was born March 5, 1964, in Cottageville, WV, a daughter of the late Marion Francis “Junior” and Betty Jane (Spaulding) Miller. Her brothers, Carl, Marion, Eddie, Larry, Michael, Chris, and Lee, and sisters, Marilyn, Maryann, and Carlene, also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker, a personal caregiver, and was a Baptist by faith.
She is survived by her fiancé, Harold Glenn White of Kenna, WV, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014, at Cherry Grove Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating.
Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV is assisting the family.
Rachael Elizabeth Cinnamon, 28, of Powell, TN, was completely healed when she went home to be with her Lord on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 12:20 a.m. Her husband, Jeffrey was at her side. Rachael passed away following an extended illness as a result of a heart attack suffered in August 2012.
On July 18, 1986, Rachael was born at the old Parkview Hospital in Plymouth, IN, to Dave and Diana (Casto) Caldwell who survive. She graduated in 2005 from Plymouth High School where she played soccer and flute in the band all four years. In 2008, she graduated from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN with a double major of Psychology and Sociology.
Rachael enjoyed music, the outdoors and her photography. She was always taking pictures of family and friends. She delighted in helping people as evidenced in her various mission trips to serve those less fortunate. But most of all, she loved and served her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
On October 3, 2009, Rachael married the love of her life, Jeffrey Wayne Cinnamon of Knoxville, TN, and on August 13, 2012 she gave birth to their beloved son, Elijah Joel Cinnamon, both of whom survive.
Survivors also include two brothers, Patrick L. (Hilarie) Pistelli and children, Tanner, Chloe, and Chlara Pistelli of Greencastle, IN, David R (Quincey McNelis) Caldwell of Montgomery, PA; three sisters, Shannon (Mark) Kovalcik and children, Caylie, Joshua, Abagail, Hannah, Josiah, Sarah, Rebekah and Leah Kovalcik of Sumter, SC, Amanda Chavez and Andrew, Alexis and Bryan of Warsaw, IN, and Angela (Ken) Gumbiner and children, Molly, Riley and Tyler of Fort Wayne, IN; her father and mother-in-law, Ron and Shiela Cinnamon, Knoxville, TN; maternal grandmother, Lura Belle Casto of Leon WV, and paternal grandmother, Phyllis Hutton of Plymouth, IN survive, along with many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Rachael was preceded in death by her and Jeffrey’s premature son, Shiloh; her maternal grandfather, Denver Casto; paternal grandfathers, Bob Caldwell and Frank Hutton, and her uncle, Jim Caldwell.
Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 8, 2014, at Creston Church, 675 Creston Road, Evans, WV, with her brother, Pat Pistelli, and her cousin, Trent Casto officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 7, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, 157 Evans Road, Evans, WV.
Preferred are memorial gifts to Elijah’s Education Fund to be established at First Federal Bank, 2113 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. NIV.
Betty Jean Christian, 83, of Cottageville, WV, passed away November 30, 2014, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg.
She was born October 15, 1931, in Pocahontas, VA, the daughter of the late Harold and Pauline (Simmons) Spangler. Her husband, Clarence E. Christian, daughter, Delores Louise Christian, a brother, James Spangler, and her daughter-in-law, Louise Christian, also preceded her in death.
Betty was a homemaker, a former volunteer at Eldercare of Ripley, and a member of the Ripley Baptist Temple, where she served as Sunday school secretary for many years. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and spending time with her great grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, James C. “Butch” Christian of Cottageville; daughter, Jennifer Christian of Evans; grandchildren, Amy Anderson, Tina Jones, Scott Cale, and Chris Cale, and great grandchildren, Bradley Anderson, Grace Jones, Nevan Cale, Berklee Cale, and Gwendolyn Cale.
Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. 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 Ripley Baptist Temple Building Fund, 320 Charleston Drive, Ripley, WV 25271
DEBORAH LYNN (HILL) MAHOOD
Deborah Lynn (Hill) Mahood, 55 of Cottageville, WV, passed away suddenly November 20, 2014, at her home.
She was born December 26, 1958, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of Mildred Lucille (Canter) Hill of Cottageville, and the late Cecil E. Hill. Her nephew, Jason Eades also preceded her in death.
She was a nursing assistant and she enjoyed NASCAR.
In addition to her mother, other survivors include her brothers, Cecil Robert (Linda) Hill of Mt. Alto, and John E. Hill of Cottageville; sisters, Pat Westmoreland, and Susan (Doug) Eades all of Cottageville; her companion, Mitch Houchen; nephews, Gerrod Eades and Scott Hill, a niece, Stacy Hill, and great niece, Jaylen Hill.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.
JESSIE MAE JONES
Jessie Mae Jones, 77, of Ripley, WV, passed away, at her daughter’s home, Wednesday, November 19, 2014, following an extended illness.
She was born April 30, 1937, in Rome, GA, the daughter of the late Ralph Eugene and Lula Belle (Phillips) Head. Her husband, Glennis Dale Jones, Sr.; daughter, Kathy Jones; son-in-law, Connie Cochran; a sister, Myrtie and a brother, Fred Holcomb, also preceded her in death.
She was a retired nurse’s aide. Jessie was previously employed by St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, and Eldercare of Ripley. She was a member of the VFW Post 5501, Ladies Auxiliary, Ripley, WV, and attended the Parchment Chapel United Methodist Church, Given, WV.
She loved sewing, swimming, rafting, boating, and playing cards and games. Prior to her illness she enjoyed having big family holiday dinners.
She was greatly loved by all of her family: sons, Ralph Jones of Letart, and Glennis Dale Jones, Jr. of Given; daughters, Linda Cochran of Liberty, Shelbie (Randall) Kelley of Craigsville, and Terri (Tim) Birthisel of Ripley; sister, Patsy, ten grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren.
Jesus said, “Truly, I say unto you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43
A fellowship brunch will be held in Jessie’s honor from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the Parchment Chapel Church, Given, WV. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m., at the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, WV, with Tim Birthisel officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Emma Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o David Parkins, 1014 Clendenin Creek Road, Liberty, WV 25124, or the Parchment Chapel Church, c/o Jim Birthisel, 70 Magnolia Lane, Given, WV 25245.
Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.
JAUNITA PEARL CASTO
Jaunita Pearl Casto, 50, of Ripley, WV, passed away November 18, 2014, at her home.
She was born April 18, 1964, in Akron, OH, the daughter of Ruby Faye (Foglesong) Wilson of Ripley, and the late Robert Shirl Casto.
She was a graduate of Ripley High School, and enjoyed knitting, making and giving away scarves, and house and lawn work. She was an active participant in the Special Olympics, and attended the Ripley Baptist Temple.
In addition to her mother, other survivors include her brother and his wife, Clarence Ray and Stephanie Wilson of Pickens, SC, a nephew, Ryan Wilson, and nieces, Alicia Wilson and Sara Dilly.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 21, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine, and Pastor Grant Garber officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be Friday, from noon until time of service at the funeral home.
NOBLE RILEY GARNES
Noble Riley Garnes, 58, of Evans, WV, passed away November 13, 2014, in Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, WV.
He was born February 15, 1956, in Evans, a son of the late Madaline Virginia (Larch) Garnes, and Leroy Franklin Garnes of Evans. His brothers, Orville Garnes, Charles Garnes, and sisters, Delcie White and Mildred Hammons also preceded him in death.
He was a retired concrete laborer, and he enjoyed cookouts, travel, and mechanic work.
In addition to his father, other survivors include his companion of 30 years, Betty Jane Nichols, and her children, Scottie Nichols and Garland Nichols, Jr., both of Kenna, Benjamin Nichols, and Valerie Nichols both of Evans; brothers, David Garnes, of Evans, Larry Garnes of Ripley, and Gary Garnes of Millers Creek, NC; sisters, Ruth Dawson in AR, Carolyn Martin of Ripley, Annie May Myers and Norma Jackson, both of Sissonville, and Nancy Garnes of Millers Creek, NC.
Service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel. Evans, WV, with Pastor Steve Sayre officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. Interment will be in the Foster Chapel Cemetery.
JAMES ELMER CONLEY
James Elmer Conley, 58, of Sandyville, WV, passed away November 11, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born November 30, 1955, in Ripley, WV, the son of Ada Marie Myers of Ripley, and the late Elmer Ray Conley.
He was a member of the United States Army Reserve from 1975 until 1981, and was a member of American Legion Post #107, Ripley. He was a construction worker and member of the Laborers Union, Local 1085, Parkersburg. He attended the Mercy Baptist Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing, and he made the best deer jerky.
In addition to his mother, other survivors include his wife, Debra Lee (Goodwin) Conley; brother, Bill Conley of Cottageville; sisters, Phyllis (John) Rollyson of Sandyville, and JoAnn (Kevin) Goodwin of Cottageville, and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Bradley Goodwin officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service.
Committal service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2014, at Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Mercy Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 220, Evans, WV 25241.
DOROTHY “DOT” REYNOLDS
Dorothy Carol ‘Dot’ Reynolds, 82, of Frozen Camp, WV, passed away November 3, 2014, at her home following an extended illness.
She was born March 10, 1932, in Gay, WV, a daughter of the late Walter and Frances (Hart) Reed. Her husband, William T. Reynolds, two infant sons, brothers, William Reed, Robert Reed, Junior Reed, and Paul Reed, and a sister, Ruth Fry also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and military wife, and spent most of her time doing volunteer work. She was a 4-H leader, member of Gold Star Wives, the VFW Auxiliary, and was a charter member of Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley.
Survivors include her son, William T. ‘Tom’ (Teresa) Reynolds, II, of Frozen Camp, WV, daughter, Sheila (George) Armstrong of Brandywine, WV; grandchildren, Jason Armstrong, Brock Armstrong, Ty Reynolds, and Drew Reynolds; one great grandchild, and a sister-in-law, Marie Reed of Gay.
A private graveside service will be held at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
MAXINE “PATTY” FOWLER
Maxine “Patty” Fowler, 95, of Leon, WV, passed away October 30, 2014, in the Ravenswood Care Center.
She was born September 16, 1919, in Leon, WV, a daughter of the late Hugh Jasper and Lilly (Shinn) Sayre. Her brothers, Troy, Brad, Jasper, King, Harry Blake, and Roy Walden Sayre, and sisters, Mabel Burdick, Imogene Rhodes, and Justine Sayre, also preceded her in death.
Patty was a graduate of the University of Charleston, and became an educator in the Mason County school system. She taught mostly at Mount Flower Elementary, Leon, and later retired as principal at Roosevelt Elementary, in Leon.
She enjoyed flower gardening, antiques, and she attended the Baden-Presbyterian Church, Leon.
Survivors include her son, Lawrence “Chip” Fowler of Leon; daughter, Patty “Tammy” Fowler of Charleston, and a sister, Ferrell Mundy of Charleston.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2014, at Baden-Presbyterian Church on Route 87, Leon, WV, with the Rev. Lawrence “Chip” Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Baden-Presbyterian Church, 5475 Evans Road, Leon, WV 25123.
CLEORA SHARLEEN (SAYRE) BOSWELL
Cleora Sharleen Boswell, 78, of Given, WV, left this earth suddenly on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, following an automobile accident near her home.
Sharleen was born on July 24, 1936, in Given, WV, the first born of seven children to the late Roy Madison and Artie Cleora (Lathey) Sayre.
After attending Walton High School, she married her sweetheart, Otis Warren “Jack” Boswell on December 22, 1956. They were inseparable until his death in May 2014. Her sister, Cheryl Parker, also preceded her in death.
She was a faithful Christian and attended Given United Methodist Church. Sharleen worked many years at Thomas and Wolfe, B & B Market, and S & J Custom Meats where her customers looked forward to her lighthearted and considerate spirit.
Sharleen’s God-given purpose was to be a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her compassionate nature endeared her to all who knew her. She loved large family gatherings, vacationing at the beach with her siblings and in-laws, and actively participating in the life of her family. She learned the value of hard work and devotion on her parent’s farm in Cicerone, WV. She had a zest for life only matched by her strong will and determination.
She is survived by her children, Sherry Colleen Barnette of Evans, Mary Ann Boswell of Ripley, and Warren Kent “Kenny” Boswell of Covington, VA; her grandchildren, Adena Barnette and Andrea Reneau of Ripley, Austin Drew Barnette of Evans, Halea (Gustavo) Solano of Raleigh, N.C., Mary Elise Boswell-Clark of Ripley and Zachary Boswell of Covington, VA; her great-grandchildren, Dominik Solano, Harlow Reneau, Huck Reneau, and Mikael Solano; siblings, Kathy Coulson of Parkersburg, Shelba Kniceley of Gallipolis, OH, Keith Sayre of Hurricane, Jim Sayre of Cross Lanes, and Nola Myers of Jackson, OH, and her many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Lloyd Keith officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
Committal service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 2014, at the Given Cemetery.
FREDA KATHERN POWELL
Freda Kathern (Riggs) Powell, 94, of Parkersburg, WV passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at Camden-Clark Medical Center.
She was born March 28, 1920, in Sandyville, a daughter of the late Alva and Maggie Loa (Dailey) Riggs. Her husband, Howard Dennis Powell, Sr.; son, Paul H. Powell; brothers, James, Albert, Sylvester, Ray, Eugene, Yancy, Walter, Calvin, Melvin, Russell Riggs; sisters, Norma, Clarabell, Ruth, and Maggie also preceded her in death.
She was a former employee of Goodyear Aircraft, a nurse’s aid, and a homemaker.
Survivors include her sons, Howard D. Powell, Jr. of Parkersburg, Walter L. Powell of White Heath, IL, Phillip Powell of OH, John Powell and Delmer Powell both of Greenville, SC; daughters, Ella M. Bunch of Wyandotte, MI, Katherine A. Swafford of Parkersburg, Mary E. Nelson of Parkersburg, Karen M. Hall of Belpre, OH; brothers, Delmer Riggs of Sandyville and Ralph Riggs of Ravenswood; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Lloyd Winans officiating. Interment will be in the Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be l hour prior to service at the funeral home.
WALTER E. BOSLEY, SR.
Walter Edward Bosley, Sr., 78, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away October 25, 2014, in Ravenswood Village.
He was born March 2, 1936, in Mexia, TX, a son of the late John Mark and Jackie Eula (Ellis) Bosley. His brothers, Hulen, George, Henry, R.O., Alton, and Talmadge Bosley, sisters, Lenora and Johnnie Fay, and a great grandson, also preceded him in death.
He was a United States Army veteran and was the owner and operator of Walter’s Drywall Services, Ravenswood.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ernestine (Salser) Bosley; son, Walter Edward Bosley, Jr. of Ravenswood; daughter, Cathy Akers of Ripley; brothers, Tommie Ray Bosley of Houston, TX, and Jessie Bosley of Ripley; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 12:15 p.m. Monday, October 27, 2014, at Ravenswood Cemetery, with the Rev. Lawrence Conger officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.
GERALDINE (BURDETTE) GLENN
Geraldine (Burdette) Glenn, 88, of Ripley, passed away October 22, 2014, in the Ravenswood Care Center.
She was born September 8, 1926, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Cecil and Velma (Carnell) Burdette. Her husband, Harold ‘Red’ Glenn, brother, Cecil Burdette, Jr., granddaughter, Kelli Glenn Kerns, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Glenn, also preceded her in death.
Geraldine was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a beautiful quilter and loved to keep her cars shining.
Survivors include her son, Larry Glenn, of Ripley; daughters, Carolyn Harrison of Kenna, and Constance Beckett of Cottageville; grandchildren, Michael Beckett of Parkersburg, Brad Harrison and Ginger Barnes, both of Kenna, Melissa Call of Letart and Brittany Selvage of Ripley, and nine great-grandchildren.
To honor her wishes, a private service and entombment was held on Friday, October 24, 2014, at the Floral Hills Gardens of Memories Mausoleum Chapel, Sissonville, with Roy Guthrie officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
VANESSA M. COCHRAN
Vanessa Maria Cochran, of Ravenswood, WV, lost her battle with cancer October 12, 2014, in the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, eight days after her 51st birthday.
She was born October 4, 1963, in Parkersburg, WV, a daughter of Ted and Eva Marie (VanHoose) Cochran of Ravenswood.
At the age of two her parents noticed she would sing herself to sleep. When she turned eight her dad started a band with Vanessa’s older brothers and sister. Vanessa became the lead singer. The group performed at church activities at Charleston and Ravenswood West Virginia. As time passed the band separated and went their own way, Vanessa then started performing solo at church events, fundraisers, weddings and funerals.
She was a Ravenswood High School graduate and received a B.A. in Music Education from Glenville State College. She taught music for 28 years in Raleigh, Mason and Wood counties, most recently at the Greenmont Elementary in Vienna, and Martin Elementary School in Parkersburg.
She was a former violinist for the Ohio Valley Orchestra, and was a former Miss Ohio Valley, and was named, most photogenic in the Miss West Virginia Pageant. Vanessa was also an artist and the Cochran family home is full of her wonderful paintings and drawings.
In 1988, Vanessa recorded her first Gospel album titled “I Walk By Faith” not knowing she had Hodgkin’s disease. During that time she went through radiation treatments her songs where being played on Radio stations around the state. In 1993 she made a come back being in remission from her cancer. She recorded a second album “Pure Magic” a country album with music written by friends and family. She performed on telethons to help the sick, jubilees, fairs and 4th of July celebrations throughout WV, and KY. She then recorded an album “O That I Were An Angel” produced by Dick McVey and performed live on the “Grand Ole Opry”. In 1997 she produced a new album titled “One Starry Night” a Christmas album where she performed all the music instrumentals herself. Then, in 1998, she recorded the album “Jesus Is The Key”. The last song she recorded was with Hip Hop artist Big Rich Tha Don. Big Rich Tha Don contacted her through her brother and wanted to do a song with her. She agreed and the song “I Will Always” was recorded over the Internet never meeting the Hip Hop Singer himself.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marietta Ward, and Ravenswood Branch.
In addition to her parents other survivors include her brothers, Marshall Cochran (Audrey) of Arbuckle, WV, and Ted Derek Cochran (Karen) of Ravenswood; sister, Mercatrena Cochran Nelson (Stephen) of Statts Mills, several nieces and nephews, and all her students whom she referred to as “my children.”
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 18, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Bishop Richard D. Gray of the Marietta, OH, Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to: Cancer Treatment Centers of America, at, www.gatewaycr.org, or (888) 221-2873.