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He was born September 14, 1934, in Duck, WV, the son of the late James E. and Ada (Davis) Friend. His wife, Reva J. Friend; brother, Everette Shamblin and sisters, Marjorie Jackson, Anna Mae Moore and Oleta Friend also preceded him in death.
Roscoe was a United States Army veteran and was retired from Pechiney Rolled Products with 35 years of service. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, and Cottageville Lodge #54, AF & AM. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed riding 4-wheelers, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his sons, Donald Friend (Donna) of Bay City, TX and James Friend of Mount Alto; daughters, Loretta Friend and Zada Friend both of Cottageville, and Ada Pennington of Ripley; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
MARY FLORENCE (NUTTER) WALKER
Mary Florence Walker, 88, of Evans, WV, passed away December 4, 2016, at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.
She was born October 26, 1928, in Carbondale, WV, the daughter of the late Lonnie M. and Mamie Norwood (Cook) Nutter. Her brothers, Kenneth, J.B., Eddie, Jack, Bill, Jim and John Nutter also preceded her in death.
Mary was a devoted housewife and mother.
Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Lewis A. “Pete” Walker; daughters and their husbands, Harriett Lew and Robert Murphy of Charleston, and Martha Sue and Thomas Davis of Roxboro, NC; brother, Fred Nutter (Mary) of Evans; sister, Inez Kirk of Chattanooga, TN; four grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
There will be no public services. Private entombment will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.
DAVID ELMER CLICK
David Elmer Click, 50, of Leon, WV, passed away November 30, 2016, at his home.
He was born June 5, 1966, Parkersburg, WV, and was the son of the late Elmer Henry and Ada Lee (Hannum) Click.
David was a former employee of Letart Sand and Gravel Company and was a well tender. He enjoyed hunting.
Survivors include his sister and her husband, Penny Lee and George Thaxton of Cottageville; nephews, Kevin Thaxton, Kurtis Thaxton, Kyle Thaxton and several great nieces and nephews.
In keeping with David’s wishes, there will be no public services. Private interment will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Alto, WV. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the Click family.
REV. FRANKLIN ASHWORTH
He was born, March 4, 1934, in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Howard Harmon Ashworth, Sr. and the late Anna Dora (Parsons) Ashworth. His son, John David Ashworth; brother, Howard “Shorty” Ashworth, Jr. and sister, Louise Utt also preceded him in death.
Frank was United States Army veteran and served with the 82nd Airborne. He was a graduate of Beckley Bible College and was a minister of the Gospel. He had been pastor of several area churches: Pine Grove Church, Leon, WV, Faith Assembly of God, Ripley, WV, and was co-founder and assistant pastor of Open Bible Church, Ripley.
He was a retired crane operator and later, a furnace operator from Century Aluminum with 32 years of service and was a member of United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He was also a member of the VFW Post #3488 and the American Legion Post #107, where he was an active member of the burial detail for many years.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margaret (Anderson) Ashworth; sons, Terry Ashworth (Mary), Tony Ashworth (Patty) and James Ashworth all of Cottageville; grandchildren, Amanda Ashworth, James Elswick, Jon Ashworth, Charity Ashworth, Ashley Ashworth, Brandi Somerville (Nathan), Steven Ashworth and Michaela Randolph; great grandchildren, Jeremy Harmon, Olivia Ashworth, Jayden Harmon, Addison Enoch, Natalee Somerville and Jackson Hill; brother, Clifford Ashworth of Charleston and sister, Dorothy “Dot” Adkins of Davisville.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jeff Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
CHARLES RONALD COULTER
Charles Ronald Coulter, 84, of Flatwoods Road, Ravenswood, WV, was called to glory on November 23, 2016, at his home.
He was born June 21, 1932, in Steubenville, OH, a son of the late Charles Fredrick and Virginia Emma (McGrew) Coulter. In addition to his parents, his wife, Dolores Sylvia (Byrnside) Coulter also preceded him in death.
He was a retired pipe fitter and millwright with 31 years service at Century Aluminum, Ravenswood and a member of United Steel Workers Local #5668. He was also a member of Moore Lodge in Nitro. He attended the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood.
He is survived by his three sons, James R. Coulter (and his wife, Debra), of Ravenswood, Robert E. Coulter (and his wife, Sharon), of Middleburg, Florida, and Michael L. Coulter (and his wife, Mary), of Ravenswood; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart and Pastor Robert Coulter officiating. Burial will follow at the Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
JOHN LEONARD SVIANTEK
John Leonard Sviantek, 64, of Mason, WV, passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Charleston Area Medical Center, General Division following a brief illness.
He was born December 6, 1951 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late George and Mary (Bosearelli) Sviantek.
He was a former employee for Ford Motor Company and a clerk for Marathon in Pomeroy, OH. He enjoyed playing poker, Cleveland sports and music.
Survivors include his children, Rachel Sviantek of Mason and Geoffrey Sviantek of Lake Wales, FL; brother, George Sviantek of Parma Heights, OH; sisters, Sandy Johnston of Toledo, OH and Donna Sviantek of Parma Heights, OH; grandchildren, Kailey Marie Day and Isabelle Paige Sviantek.
Private services will be conducted in Cleveland, OH. Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, has been entrusted with arrangements.
CHRISTINA JO “CHRISTY” (BUTCHER) SMITH
Christy was born February 14, 1971, in Ripley, WV, the daughter of Danny and Effie (Daniels) Butcher of Millwood, WV.
Her paternal grandparents, Roland and Melba Butcher; maternal grandparents, Lovell and Pansy Daniels and uncles, Timothy Butcher and Leonard Butcher preceded her in death.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by Jamie Smith and their three daughters, Aja Holmes (Timmy) of Columbus, OH, Marissa Smith and Gracie Jo Smith both of Ripley, WV; sister, Leslie Carney (Jim) of Evans, WV; aunts, Bertha Adkins of Harrison, WV, Carolyn O’Dell of Clendenin, WV, Patty Fugate and Hope Butcher of Clay, WV, Patty Fisk, Bonnie Mudge, Judy Daniels all of Cortland, NY, Peggy Cottrell of GA, and Jo Tanner of Bickmore WV; uncles, Ronald Daniels and Pete Daniels of Cortland, NY, Mark Daniels of Bickmore, WV, Bus Daniels of Jackson, OH, Roger Butcher of Sandyville, WV, Howard Butcher of Flint, MI; niece, Samantha Carney and nephew, Oris Carney. We all love her dearly and look forward to seeing her again in Heaven.
Christy was a graduate of Heritage Christian Academy in Ravenswood, WV, and later attended Liberty University and then attended Nursing School in Parkersburg, WV, where she became a licensed pratical nurse. She worked at various hospitals and nursing homes touching the lives of not only her patients but many co-workers. Compassion and generosity were words that not only described her but are adjectives that could be illustrated in her daily life. She had been diagnosed with Lupus two years ago. Christy had a good heart, beautiful soul, infectious laugh, and loved to give. She was loved by many and is sorely missed.
The service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Committal service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Pine Hilll Cemetery, Ripley.
ROY EARL ADKINS
Roy Earl Adkins, 82, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away November 19, 2016, at Ravenswood Village.
He was born November 6, 1934, in Logan, WV, the son of the late Noah and Vada (Hager) Adkins.
Roy was a United States Army veteran. He was formerly employed by Ford Motor Company, Buffington’s Service Center and was a retired press operator from the Star News. He was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include his wife, Deborah Lynn (Neff) Adkins; son, Chad Adkins of Ravenswood; daughter, Kristina Cobb (Lee) of Ravenswood; sisters, Beulah Harris, Merle Moore and Jewelene Wooten all of Logan, and grandchildren, Joseph Cobb and Joshua Cobb.
Service will be 12 noon Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Lyman Anderson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home. Private interment will be in Ravenswood Cemetery.
DEREK MARTIN BADGLEY
Derek Martin Badgley, 52, of Nashville, TN, passed away November 17, 2016.
He was born December 18, 1963, in Gallipolis, OH, , and was the son of Dave and Ella Lowman and the late Darrell Badgley.
He was a United States Army veteran and before his illness worked at YRC Worldwide. He will be remembered for his love for God, family, his country and his great sense of humor.
Other survivors include his wife of 32 years, Susan Waid Badgley; daughters, Lauren (Justin) May and Annie (Daniel) Grow; son, Ryan Badgley; grandchildren, Madeline, Jude, Ansley, and Kipton Derek May and Laci, Hunter, and Jackson Grow; brothers and sisters, David Lowman, Bill (Angela) Lowman, Melinda (Don) Wooden, Lori Lowman, Jennifer Badgley Young, Dalton Badgley, Ben (Melinda) Lowman and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2016, from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at noon at Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 1 Vantage Way, Nashville, TN 37228.
ROBERT RAY OHLINGER
Robert Ray Ohlinger, 59, of Mount Alto, WV, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born March 17, 1957, in Point Pleasant, WV, a son of the late Strawford Ray and Orilla “Nook” Elizabeth (Shirley) Ohlinger.
Ray was a 1975 Wahama High School graduate. He worked for C.S.X. Transportation with 36 years of service. He was a member of the Guiding Star Advent Church and the New Haven Road Angels.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Deborah Ann (Norville) Ohlinger; sons, Robert Ray Ohlinger Jr. and his wife Leigh Ann of Letart, Frank Ohlinger of New Haven; brother, Ralph and Christie Ohlinger of Mount Alto, Strawford Wayne and Loretta Ohlinger of Letart, David and Lynn Ohlinger of Rocky Mount, NC; grandchildren, Robert Trey Ohlinger, Marshall Seth Ohlinger and Elizabeth Rea Ann Ohlinger; brothers-in-law, William, James and John Norville; sister-in-law, Mikki Baker and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be Saturday, November 19, 2016–6 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastors Mike Martin and Randy Parsons officiating. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Guiding Star Christian Advent Church, Letart, WV.
MERCATRENA COCHRAN NELSON
She was born March 5, 1953, in Williamson, WV, the daughter of Ted and Eva Marie (VanHoose) Cochran of Ravenswood.
Her sister, Vanessa Maria Cochran and sister-in-law, Audrey Gail Cochran preceded her in death.
She was formerly employed in retail sales, was a correctional officer and was a retired nurses aid from Highland Hospital, She enjoyed playing the piano, animals and was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In addition to her parents, other survivors include her husband, Stephen Frederick Nelson; sons, Jeremy Camp (Courtney) of Portland, OR, Toby Camp (Michelle) of Salt Lake City, UT, Nick Camp (Olga) of Germantown, MD, Ben Foulger of Gay, WV, Zachary Burlakoff with the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky, Scott Burlakoff of Cottageville; daughter, Hannah Sorenson (Gary) of Salt Lake City, UT; brothers, Marshall Cochran of Arbuckle, WV, and Ted Derek Cochran and his wife, Karen, of Ripley; 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Seldon Angus officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Conza C. Harpold Raines, of Ripley, WV, departed this life on November 12, 2016.
She was born at Brush Run near Gay, WV on September 20, 1924, daughter of I.N. (Nute) and Mahala Casto Harpold.
After graduating from Ripley High School she was employed by the Jackson County Extension Services (later known as WVU Extension Service) for 43 years and retired in 1989. In 1945, she married Golden Raines and had one daughter, Brenda Jean Raines Heilmann.
Conza loved dancing, word search books, jigsaw puzzles as well as her flowers and gardening. She was a 4-H leader for seven years and took an active part in the Jackson County Jr. Fair from its beginning until recent years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and loving husband of 46 years, her brothers John Folie (Vesta) Harpold, Harland “Bill” (Garnett) Harpold, Lafayette (Edna) Harpold, Fred (Clara Selby) Harpold and Edwin (Speedy) Harpold.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Brenda and son-in-law, Jim Heilmann; grandsons, Michael, Matthew, Bill, Chuck and Dennis Heilmann; 11 great grandchildren; 16 great great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, extended family members, Teresa Griffith and Glen “Jr.” Sladen and a multitude of friends.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in memory of Conza be made to the Jackson County WVU Extension Service for 4-H Camp Scholarships.
KENDALL ALLEN WEAVER
Kendall Allen Weaver, 52, of Middleport, OH, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born December 1, 1963, in Sycamore, IL, a son of the late Virgil and Mildred Geneva (Taylor) Weaver.
He was a graduate of Wahama High School and enjoyed gardening, collecting arrowheads, fishing and hunting. He had previously worked on river boats in the Ohio River.
Survivors include his daughter, Amy Jo Gilchrist and her husband Allen of Stallings, NC; brother, Vince and Anita Weaver of Pomeroy; sisters, Cheryl and Paul Sayre of Hartford, Mona and Jeff Gilland of Lancaster, OH and Kelly and Russ Nix of Morgantown.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, in Rocksprings Cemetery, Pomeroy, OH.
Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
BARBARA JEAN DURBACK
She was born August 1, 1927, in Columbus, OH, the daughter of the late Darl and Harriett Donavan. Her husband of 64 years, Albert J. Durback; son, Michael William “Bill” Durback; brother, Gerald Donavan and sisters, Virginia Donavan and Charlotte Alexander also preceded her in death.
Barbara was a homemaker, and avid sports fan; her favorites being Ohio State and Duke Universities. She was a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church, Ravenswood, and enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her son and his wife, Greg and Ava Durback of Ripley; daughters and their husbands, Darlene and Earle Orendorf of Gastonia, NC, Cindy and Donny Miller and Diane and Stephen Franklin all of Evans; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at the St. Matthew Catholic Church, Ravenswood, WV with Father Pen as celebrant. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with a Vigil beginning at 5 p.m.
WARREN WILLIAM NESSELROAD
He was born July 20, 1920, in Sedan, Kansas, a son of the late Israel and Minnie (Jarrett) Nesselroad. His wife, Floretta (Wolfe) Nesselroad, also preceded him in death.
Warren was a United States Navy veteran and served on a minesweeper protecting the west coast during World War II. He was a retired lab technician from Kaiser Aluminum and farmer. He was member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668 and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge #30, Ripley, WV. He was an active member of V.F.W. Post #6669, Ravenswood, and the member of the Pleasant View United Methodist Church. Warren enjoyed swimming, tennis and playing in baseball leagues.
Survivors include his sons, Lyle Nesselroad and his wife, Patty of Ravenswood and Sidney Nesselroad of Ellensburg, WA; brother, Paul Nesselroad of Morgantown; four grandchildren, Lara, Brian Ben and Michelle; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Ravenswood Cemetery with military honors provided by the Jackson County Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to your local VFW post.