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JAMES OLIVER

James Louis Oliver, 82, of Mt. Alto, WV, passed away January 20, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 23, 1936 in Boomer, WV, a son of the late Pete and Louise (DeMark) Oliver. His wife, Wanda Jean Oliver; son, James L. Oliver Jr. and brother, Louis Oliver also preceded him in death.

He was retired from Pechiney Rolled Products, Ravenswood, WV, with 36 years of service. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5668, Ravenswood. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his daughter, Terri Lynn Oliver of Hartford; sons, Earl Eugene Oliver and Christopher Oliver both of Mount Alto, and Pete Oliver (Gabriela) of Whitsett, NC; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; brother, Larry Oliver of Boomer, WV; sisters, Sarah Morris of Pratt, WV, Gigi Bowen of Mrytle Beach, SC, Connie Kearns of Boomer, WV, Gina Hauser (Doug) of Antioch, CA, Libby (Tom) Bass of Boomer, WV, Mary Jane Bendry (Bob) of Beckley, WV, Virginia Nuckols(Jack) of Pratt, WV, Louise (Roger) Stiltner of Dyer, IN.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Wednesday, January 23, 2019, in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Delmer Casto

Delmer Lee Casto, 87, of London, OH, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Mount Carmel Medical Center East, Columbus.

Mr. Casto was born January 4, 1932 in West Virginia a son of Lona Casto.

He loved gardening and farming.

Delmer is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Janie and Tom Miles of California; Verna and Tim Williams of London; Betty and Tracy Burdette of London; grandchildren: Tony Casto, , Lacey (Roger) Belcher, Jessica Miles, Logan Miles, Jeff (Amber) Williams, Matt (Megan) Williams, Stacey (Adrian) Oty, Nicole (Jake) Carpenter; Tim Williams, Shane Gollihue (Shae), Josh Gollihue, DJ (Alexis) Gollihue, Mike Burdette, Jesse Burdette, Weinsday Burdette, 18 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother; daughter: Jeanette Lynn Casto; his loving wife: Geraldine Casto.

A funeral service will be held Monday, 1:00 PM. at the Rader-Lynch & Dodds Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 E. High St, London, with Pastor Mike Casto officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 11:00 AM. until the start of the funeral. An interment service will be held Tuesday, January 22, 11:00 AM at the Creston Cemetery, Evans, West Virginia.

 

Charles Barnes

Charles Keith Barnes, 77, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away January 17, 2019, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born December 4, 1941 in Ravenswood a son of the late Ernest Lee and Anna (Bowman) Barnes. His sisters, Deloris Snyder and Carmelita Bigger also preceded him in death.

He was the owner and operator of Barnes Drywall Company for 40 years. He enjoyed painting, music and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children Brian Barnes of Evans, Kenneth (Christa) Barnes of Ravenswood and Jason Durst of Cottageville; spouse, Sharon Kay Barnes of Ravenswood; brothers, Ernest Barnes of Tampa, FL and Ray Barnes of Ravenswood; sisters, Lora Mae Bosworth of Klamath Falls, OR and Judith Largen of Hixson, TN; 8 grandchildren, Maddie Barnes, Ally Barnes, Kalynn Barnes, Ryker Barnes, Shaylee Barnes, Elijah Barnes, Kimber Durst, and Morgan Durst; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 7 p.m. ~ Monday, January 21, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Rev. Don Balis officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

 

 

                     IRENE RIGGLEMAN

 

Irene Elizabeth (Iman) Riggleman, 77, of Evans, WV, passed away January 17, 2019, in Eldercare Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ripley, WV, following a brief illness.
She was born November 23, 1941, in Fort Ashby, WV, a daughter of the late William and Clara (Bosley) Iman. Her husband, Rev. Availen A. Riggleman; brothers, Bruce Bosley and William Iman Jr. also preceded her in death.

She was a licensed minister and pastor’s wife with the Church of God and Assemblies of God.  She was a former clerk for Heck’s, a switchboard operator and seamstress in a sewing factory. She was a member of the Evans Church of God.

Survivors include her children, Andrew A. (Tina) Riggleman of Manson, NC and Rev. Benjamin F. (Barbara) Riggleman of Evans, WV; daughter, Victoria F. (James) Ferguson of Fort Gay, WV; brother, Samuel (Frances) Iman of Moorefield, WV; grandchildren, Ashley, Brittany, Mitchell, Nicholas, Lee, Dustin, Christopher; great-grandchildren, Jesse J. and Samuel L.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 in the Evans Church of God, Evans, WV, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. officiated by Rev. Benjamin Riggleman.  Service will be 11:30 a.m. ~ January 19, 2019 in the Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg, WV, with Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Lahmansville Cemetery, Lahmansville, WV.  Visitation will also be 1 hour prior to funeral service on Saturday in the Schaeffer Funeral Home.

 

Billie Jean Dawson

Billie Jean (Burton) Dawson, 85, of Mason, WV, passed away January 15, 2019.

She was born April 9, 1933 in Olive Hill, KY, a daughter of the late Marl Andrew and Hazel (Shumate) Burton. Her husband, Ray Dawson; brothers, Carl and Phillip Burton; sisters, Faye Burton, Brenda Clark; daughter, Teresa Susan Dawson also preceded her in death.

She was a licensed beautician and owned her own shop Billie Jean’s in Mason, WV. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Mason, WV and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, Vance (Kathy) Dawson of Fort Worth, TX and Michael Ray Dawson of Oxford, NC; brother, Wayne Burton of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Wanda Cabell of Cabin Creek, WV; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. ~ Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mason, WV with Father Penn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday ~ January 18, 2019 in the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

 

Cristena Pickens

Cristena Jane (Easter) Pickens, 84, of Evans, WV, passed away January 12, 2019, in the Ravenswood Care Center following an extended illness.

She was born March 23, 1934, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Freeman Woodrow and Ada Mae (Anderson) Easter. Her husband, Ronald Pickens; granddaughter, Bethany Flowers; brothers, Joe and Frank Easter; sisters, Barbara Staats and Shirley Barnette also preceded her in death.

She worked 20 years for the Ripley Sportswear sewing factory. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary # 5501 Ripley, WV and attended the Salt Hill Church, Ripley. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, line dancing and camping.

Survivors include her daughters, Terry Y. (Claude) Thornton of Leon, Cynthia J. (Larry) Fox of Ripley and Tammie J. (Greg) Blankenship of Sandyville; brother, Frederick Easter of Fairplain; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor David Fields officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Mary Elizabeth Shatto

Mary Elizabeth Shatto, 81, of Ripley, WV, passed away January 10, 2019, in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

She was born January 10, 1937, in Hemlock, Jackson County, and was the daughter of the late Cyrus Nathan Bourgeois. In addition to her father, her husband, of 59 years, Robert Eugene Shatto, son, Scott Wayne Shatto and her brother, Cyrus Wayne Bourgeois, also preceded her in death.

Mary was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and was a member of the E.U.B. Church at Hemlock. She moved to Akron, OH where she worked at Sun Rubber Company until its closure. She then, along with her son, Keith Shatto started her own business, “The Chateau Janitorial and Carpet Cleaning Company” located in the Akron-Canton area for several years.

Mary would later return home to Jackson County and was employed by G.S. Company at Silverton. She enjoyed doing crafts and love quilting.

Survivors include her son, William Keith Shatto and his wife Beverly Ann; grandchildren, Arin McKensie Shatto and Ryan Heath Shatto; step grandson, Justin Weekley and his wife, Kathleen and their son, Harrison and step granddaughter, Morgan Lee and her son, Gabriel and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Pastor Greg Swisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, National Processing Center, Attn: Honor and Memorial Gifts, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007, or the American Heart Association, National Center, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.

 

 

Reuben Harrison Sayre

Reuben Harrison Sayre, 25, of Cottageville, WV, passed away January 9, 2019, due to injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born October 21, 1993, in Charleston, the son of Kathleen Victoria (Harrison) Sayre Jenkins of Hurricane, and the late Frederick Ray Sayre.

Reuben was a graduate of Ravenswood High School where he was a member of the F.F.A. He held an associates degree in machining and was currently employed by Constellium, in the machinery department. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local 5668, a member of the S.C.A. and was a heavy weapons Marshall. He was a minister in the Unitarian Church, was a blacksmith and he was an avid hunter.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his sisters, Dorothy Bavle and Melissa Musgrave (Derek); uncle and aunt, Tim and Catherine Sayre and their son, Michael; nephew, Harrison Musgrave and his stepfather, Jim Jenkins.

Service will be 7 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until time of service. Committal service and burial will be 12 noon Tuesday, at Blaine Memorial Cemetery Cottageville.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the high school F.F.A. chapter of your choice.

 

Kathleen Ann McClain

Kathleen Ann McClain, 59, of Ripley, WV, passed away January 8, 2019, in the Marietta Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born April 7, 1959, in Brockton, MA, a daughter of the late Harold and Barbara (Shattuck) Belcher. Her husband, Morgan C. McClain also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Timothy Jordan McClain of Springfield, OH, Stacy M. Maxwell Koon and Randi L. Maxwell both of Ripley; grandchildren, Quincy, Kase, Aleigha, Jordan, Jayden, Aurora and Elijah; brothers, Michael Belcher of Clay, Dennis Belcher of MA, and Kenny Belcher of Brockton, MA; sisters, Donna Travison of Ripley, Shelby Cunningham of Brockton, MA and C.J. Shadrick in OR.

Service will be 5 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Chris Skeens officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Philip Ray Hayes

Philip Ray Hayes, 65, of Sandyville, WV, passed away January 8, 2019, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born August 18, 1953, in Fairmont, WV, the son of Betty Lea (Reese) Hayes of Sissonville, and the late Willie Richard Hayes.

Philip was raised and attended schools in Ripley. He loved telling jokes and singing to his many nieces and nephews. He worked for most of his adult life in Massillon, OH, then, returned to Jackson County following his retirement.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his brothers, Paul Hayes (Katrina) of Racine, OH, Richard Hayes of Given, Butch Hayes (Merlene) of Ripley, and Tommy Hayes (Lisa) of Jefferson, KY; sister, Kay Utterback (Jim) of St. Albans; several nieces and nephews and a lifelong friend, Bill Conley.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Tim Birthisel officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home of Saturday.

Ruby Maxine Parsons

Ruby Maxine Parsons, 89, of Evans, WV, passed away January 7, 2019, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born April 25, 1929, in Fletcher, WV, the daughter of the late Luther V. and Ivy Frances (Braham) Rhodes. In addition to her parents, her husband, Clayton Parsons; brothers, Leon, Luther Junior, Carl and Ernest Rhodes; sisters, Mae Randolph and Velma Landis, and stepsons, Tilden Parsons and Howard Parsons also preceded her in death.

Ruby worked in retail sales and was a former employee of Thomas and Wolfe and B & B Market. She was a former active member of the Jackson County Historical Society and she enjoyed genealogy and working in her lawn.

Survivors include her daughters, Bobbie Johnson (Bruce) of Ashburn, VA, Blenda Duckworth (Mitch) of Covington, VA, Belita Thomas (Jim) of Sandyville and Brenda Parsons of Evans; brother, James Wendall “Dusty” Rhodes of Paducah, KY; sisters, Marie Greene of Ripley and Hazel Randolph of Galion, OH; three grandchildren, four great grandchildren and stepdaughter, Billie Jeanette Hiotakis of Sicklerville, NJ.

Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Given Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Paul Roush

Paul Eugene Roush, 71, of Millwood, WV, passed away January 4, 2019 in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV.

He was born August 11, 1947, in Cottageville, a son of the late, Fred Leroy and Geraldine Virginia (Rector) Roush.

He was a retired electrician at Dupont Washington Works with 38 years of service. He enjoyed football and N.A.S.C.A.R.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Jan Catherine (Coplin) Roush; daughters, Heather R. (Richard) Davis of Monroe, NC and Melissa Ann (Justin) Facemyer of Cottageville; brothers, David (Linda) Roush of Carrollton, OH, Dale (Judy) Roush of Henderson, Frank Roush of Cottageville and Ronald (Cheryl) Roush of Millwood; sisters, Helen (Charles) Maxson of Richland, WA, Debbie (Dick) Tennant of New Haven and Janice (Donnie) Burrows of Murraysville; grandchildren, Kinsley and Channing Facemyer and Kaylin and Ireland Butler.

Service will be 11 a.m. ~ Friday, January 11, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Karen Ritchie officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Shannon Nitz

Shannon Lee Nitz, 43, of Middleport, OH, passed away January 2, 2019 in Holzer-Meigs E.R., Pomeroy, OH.

He was born October 21, 1975 in Athens, OH, a son of the late Hoy Leroy Nitz and his mother Pamela Kay (Queen) Tatterson. In addition to his father his sister, Amber Nitz preceded him in death.

He was currently employed by Meigs Auto Service and was a former construction worker. He enjoyed motorcycles.

Survivors in addition to his mother are his wife, Deborah Nitz; children, Jamie Lee Nitz and fiancé Destiny Laudermilt of Mason, Bradley Nitz of Maryland, DE, Shannon and Stefhan Nitz both of Ramseur, NC, Halie Boone, Cortney Nitz (Charles Smith) of Middleport, Abriel Nitz of Ramseur, NC; brother, Shawn Nitz of Middleport; sister, Angel Russell (Joe) of Pomeroy; grandchildren, Zaylen Nitz of WV and Hayden Muehlbach of Ramseur, NC.

Service will be 11 a.m. ~ Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

 

Jimmy Hall

Jimmy Alan Hall, 84, of Ripley, WV, passed away January 4, 2019 in the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born August 6, 1934, in Ravenswood, WV, a son of the late Charles Alan and Vivian Elizabeth (Wilson) Hall. His wife, Evalyn “Wink” Hall; brother, Robert Hall; sister Libby Orahood and great-grandson, Joshua Davis preceded him in death.

He was a truck driver for Exxon with 40 years of service. He attended the Lubeck Church of Christ and enjoyed singing, playing the guitar and piano. He was a member of the Heavenly Express Quartet.

Survivors include his children, Mike (Laura) Hall of Tornado, WV, Patrick A. Hall of Ravenswood, Cynthia Davis of Ripley and Stacey Dilley of Huntington; brother, William Hall of Chesterfield, VA and George Pease of Florida; sister, Sharon Spradlin of Elizabeth City, NC; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. ~ Tuesday, January 8, 2019 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Stephen Coon

Stephen Grant Coon, 61, of Elizabeth, WV, passed away January 2, 2019, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born August 3, 1957, in Spencer, WV, a son of Iverson Virgil and Betty Jean Runnion) Coon of Reedy.

His brother, Mark A. Coon, preceded him in death.

He was a retired oil field worker with 25 years of service. He was a Christian and enjoyed hunting, small engine repair, flea markets and attending fairs and festivals.

Survivors in addition to his parents include his wife of 37 years, Terry Lynn (Bailey) Coon; son, Maury (Amanda) Coon of Elizabeth; daughters, Amy (Danny) Cronin of Spencer and Kesha Coon of Elizabeth; brothers, David Coon of Reedy, Ivan (Robin) Coon of West Milford, WV, Bobby (Silvia) Coon, of Leroy, Ricky (Angel) Coon of Moorefield, WV and Chris Coon and Barb of Parkersburg; sisters, Dianna (David) Moore of Evans, Shelly (David) Willham of Reedy and Sherry (Jamie) Burton of Clarksburg, WV; grandchildren, Austin Grant Coon and Preston Taylor Coon.

The family would like to thank Angela from Hospice Care for all of her support. They would also like to thank, Dr. Alfredor and Dr. Kyathari and the staff of Camden Clark Hospital.

Service will be 12 o’clock, noon ~ Saturday, January 5, 2019 in the Pleasant Grove Church, Reedy, WV. with Rev. David Morris officiating. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 am until service time Saturday at the Church.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

Adolph Strobbe

Adolph Maurice Strobbe, 96, of Cottageville, WV, (Evergreen Hills Community), passed away January 2, 2019, in Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV after an extended illness.

He was born June 9, 1922, in Pompeys Pillar, MT, a son of the late Ramie Maurice and Etta Mae (Helton) Strobbe.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II and the Korean War, and a retired electrician from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, WV and a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local #5668 Ravenswood, WV. He was a Lutheran by faith and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Ethel Clare (Witts) Strobbe; sons, Robert (Marilynn) Strobbe of the Villages, FL, Thomas (Judy) Strobbe of Wichita, KS; daughters, Diana (Tommy) Nutter of Sandyville, WV and Connie (Carter) Strobbe Urbana, OH; brothers, Robert and August Strobbe both of Kalispell, MT; sister, June Kratochil of Billings, MT; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff and management of the Ravenswood Care Center and Hospice Care for their kindness and compassion through this difficult time.

Memorial Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd W., Charleston, WV 25387.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Brenda Ann Warth

 Brenda Ann (Gibbs) Warth, 72, of Hartford, WV, passed away January 1, 2019 in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born December 20, 1946, in Hartford, WV, a daughter of the late Charles R. Gibbs and Sadie Louise (Kearns) Gibbs.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Floyd R. Warth; brothers, Cecil, Charles, John, Tom, Garry, and Garland Gibbs; and sisters, Florence Warth and Donna Neece.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Hartford, WV. She enjoyed sewing, puzzle books, her grandchildren, and was very gifted at cooking her homemade noodles.

Survivors include her sons, Allen R. (Sherri) Warth of New Haven, Charles R. Warth of Letart, Floyd D. Warth of Hartford; brothers, Hubert Gibbs of New Haven and Denver “Butch” (Connie) Gibbs of Hartford; sister, Virginia Mae Patterson of Hartford; and 8 grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Neece officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Letart, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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