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GARY “BUTCH’ MCCUE
Gary “Butch” McCue, 67, of Cottageville, WV (Evergreen Hills Community) passed away August 12, 2018 at his home following a sudden illness.
He was born September 19, 1950 in Canvas, WV a son of the late Leon Russell and Ruth Ann (Nichols) McCue. In addition to his parents his sister, Sandy Lucas, preceded him in death.
He was retired from Century Aluminum, Ravenswood, WV and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local # 5668. He was also retired from the Pipefitters Union Local # 625 Charleston, WV. Butch enjoyed playing his guitar and boating.
Survivors include his sons, Garry Ray McCue of Fairplain, WV, Russell Davis McCue of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Kristina Nicole McCue; sister, Beth Waybright of Ripley.
Service will be 1 p.m. ~ Friday, August 17, 2018 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. with Pastor Mark Price officiating. Entombment will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation for family and friends will be from 12 p.m. until time of serivce Friday at the funeral home.
She was born October 30, 1932, in Blue Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Gordon O. and Elsie V. (Givens) Melton. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband of 45 years Sinnette Summers; daughter, Karen Harding; granddaughter, Caroline Leadbetter; brother, Charles “Chop” Melton; infant sister, Linda Kay Melton.
She was a member of the Jackson County Writer’s Group and enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading and writing children’s stories. She attended the Northside Baptist Church, West Columbia, S.C. and the Mount Hope Church of God in Sandyville, WV.
Survivors include her children, Elouise (Harding) Leadbetter and Bob, Glen Dale Harding and Sharon, Teresa (Harding) Ward and Mark, Linda (Summers) Butts and Nelson, David Summers and Mendy and Lesa Summers; grandchildren, Samuel McPherson (April), Dawn McPherson Bey (Paul), Rebecca Harding Thompson (Brian), Matthew Harding (Terry), Wayne Storey, Casey Mehaffey (Mykel), Drew Ward, Courtney Friend (John), Donovan Butts, Kendrick Summers, Devin Summers and Jake Krasen; great-grandchildren, Ella McPherson, Jessica and Brian Bauman, Kayla, Natalie and Hayden Thompson, Dillon Harding, Trinity Prichard, Myki and J.T. Bellville, Kincee and Audree Summers and Alexa Rose Friend. She is also survived by aunt, Velma High; uncle, Benjamin Melton; brother Larry (Frances) Melton; sisters, Judy Cornelius and Brenda DeFratus.
Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of the service Friday at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held in the Mount Hope Church of God Cemetery.
Faye Murl (Boles) DeVault, 90, of Leon, passed away Aug. 5, 2018, in Jackson General Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Leon, W.Va., a daughter of the late Homer and Nellie Beatrice (Morrison) Boles.
In addition to her parents, her husband Nelson Elroy DeVault; sisters, Ruth Keefer and Mary Oldaker, also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and a former employee of the sewing factory in Point Pleasant. She was a Christian and a loving mother and grandmother. Faye enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
Survivors include her sons, Warren (Teresa) DeVault of Leon and Michael (Karen) DeVault of Evans; sisters, Donna and Raymond Keefer Jr. of Marietta, Evelyn and Henry Keefer of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Rachel (Patrick) Flora and Kristin DeVault.
The service will be 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Pastor Johnny Hayman and John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
FRANCES CASTO MURRAY
Frances Lee Casto Murray, 84, of Parkersburg, formerly of Ripley, WV, passed away peacefully, August 1, 2018, in Arbors of Marietta, following an extended illness.
She was born July 17, 1934, in Nellis, rural Boone County, WV, one of ten children to the late Earl Avril and Ora Lee (Billups) Hager.
Frances found love three times in her life and married, Thomas H. O’Grady, Clida Ray Casto and John Murray. In addition to her parents and three husbands, she was also preceded in death by her siblings, Frieda Hager Destro, Anna Olivine Hager Pauley, Ernest Paul Hager, Laura Mae Hager, Dorothy Mae Hager, James Hager, Robert Allen Hager, and Raymond Hager.
Like many children in West Virginia, Frances was born into a coal mining community and grew up without her father, who had died in a coal mine accident. She told stories about running behind the trains and picking up coal to warm their very small house. Though times were hard for the family, Frances always found something in the retelling of stories of her childhood that would make her smile.
Frances was a true country girl and cherished living in West Virginia. She loved the wild turkeys that would come to her yard, and the peace that is found in the woods. She loved to walk barefoot in the creek, watch the squirrels play in the trees and loved the smell of country air.
Frances was an active church member and went out of her way to help those in need. Her passions in life were to God, animals, and all babies.
Survivors include her son, Thomas O’Grady and his wife Robin of Simi Valley, CA; two step grandchildren, also in California, and several nieces and nephews.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Aaron Melhorne officiating. As per her wishes,burial will follow in the Fairplain Cemetery, next to her late husband, Clida Casto-her one true love. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the funeral home.
She was born May 13, 1948 in Richwood, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Perry and Lillie F. (Lewis) Bennett.
She was a graduate of Ripley High School and was a retired cook for the Jackson County Board of Education. She attended the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the Cottageville Chapter # 16 Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors include her sons, Randall Scott Johnson of Cottageville and Michael David (Heather) Johnson of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Luke Oliver and Lorie Garrett Johnson; her siblings, Sue (Rowe) Burkholder of Canvas, Catherine (Richard) Harlow of Canvas, Becky Hedrick of Scott Depot, Charles (Wilma) Bennett of Ripley; aunt, Mary Virginia Lewis of Fayetteville and many nieces and nephews.
Service was 8 p.m. ~ Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price officiating, Eastern Star service followed. Graveside service was Saturday ~ 1 p.m. in the Calvin Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation was Friday from 7 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to Hospice Care, 1606 Kanawha Blvd, W. Charleston, WV 25387.
Johnnie Edward McCloud Sr., 73, of Mason, WV, passed away July 28, 2018 in Lakin State Hospital, West Columbia, WV following an extended illness.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. ~ Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in the Graham Baptist Church Cemetery, New Haven, WV.
Arrangements provided by Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
Randall Bruce Syner, 62, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away July 24, 2018 in Charleston, WV, following a brief illness.
He was born November 6, 1955, in Charleston, WV.
Service will be 2~ p.m., Friday, July 27, 2018 in the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in the Floral Hills Garden of Memories Cemetery, Sissonville, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.
DONALD ROY STANLEY
Donald Roy Stanley, 84, of Mineral Wells, WV, passed away, July 20, 2018 in Camden Clark Hospital Parkersburg, WV.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marie Lott Stanley, his children, step-children and grandchildren all live in Florida, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
Out of respect for Don’s wishes there will be no visitation or public burial. Pastor Ian Reid and Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV held private family graveside services at 10 a.m. on July 23, 2018 in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV.
She was born May 3, 1937, in Charleston, WV, the daughter of the late Howard and Arizona (King) Pritt. In addition to her parents, her husband of 62 years, Jimmie D. Taylor and brothers, Willard Pritt, Charles Pritt and Kenny Pritt also preceded her in death.
Dollie was a homemaker and was retired from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. She enjoyed teaching children and attending church, cooking and reading. She was member of the Grace Gospel Baptist Church, Ripley, WV
Survivors include her children, Karen Francis (Rick) of Bluffton, SC, Pamela Skeen (Doug) and Glenn Taylor (Anita) all of Ripley; grandchildren, Kevin Francis (Laura), Steven Francis (Megan), Michael McDonough, Matthew Taylor (Kathrine), Christopher Taylor (Katelyn) and Ashley Taylor; six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV.
Violet Lee (Mullins) Flinn, 70, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, after a very admirable and courageous battle with cancer. Violet was born in Clendenin, WV, September 6, 1947, a daughter of the late William Ray Mullins and Locie (White) Mullins.
Violet was a 1965 graduate of Ravenswood High School, attended North United Methodist Church where she served in many ways, and she also made many contributions to the community and our lives. She will be remembered for her love of God, family, and life that will remain in the family’s heart. She often expressed that her life’s greatest accomplishment was the wonderful children she raised.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Edwin D. Flinn; twin children, Mark Flinn of Dunbar, WV, and Amy (Flinn) Castle and her husband Tim of Charleston, WV, Richard Flinn (Jodi) of Mineral Wells, WV; grandchildren, Zachary Messenger, Kyle Flinn, Kendrick Flinn, Patrick Messenger, Brendin Flinn, and Alisha Flinn; great-grandchildren, Jaxson Flinn, Scarlet Flinn, Rainy Messenger; brothers, David (Ilona) Mullins and Clinton (Gene) Mullins of Ravenswood, Kenneth (Sue) Mullins of Doylestown, OH; Earshel Carl Mullins of Diamond, OH; sisters, Faye (Jim) Smith of Ravenswood, WV; Georgena Kosmo of Westerville, OH; Helen (C.G.) Marler of King, NC, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Janie Rae Flinn; infant brother Danny Mullins; infant sister, Caroline Mullins, and sister Barbara Gatrell.
Service will be Thursday, July 19, 2018 ~ 2 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.
He was born April 19, 1972, the son of Delmer Ray and Eunice Faye (Casto) Cobb of Cottageville, WV.
Jeff was a custodian for the Jackson County Board of Education. He enjoyed mud-trucking, hunting, gardening and woodworking.
In addition to his parents, other survivors include his wife of 11 years, Michelle Lynn (Koon) Cobb; stepdaughters, Madalyn Koon and Macie Koon; sister, Cheryl Hussell (Roy) of Millwood, and nephews, Brandon and Bryce Hussell.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gregory Scott Cobb.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Bradley Goodwill officiating. Burial will follow in the Siniaville Cemetery, Statts Mills. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
CHORIS ANN MARR
Chloris Ann (Bland) Marr “Sis”, 84, of Letart, W.Va., departed this life July 7, 2018, in Abbyshire Place, Bidwell, Ohio, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 2, 1934, in West Columbia, W.Va., a daughter of the late Walter and Icy Myrtle (Bass) Bland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, Glenn Marr; brothers, Harold, Homer, Marvin and Norman Bland; sisters, Lucille Decker and Opal Ohlinger.
Sis, was a loving mother, homemaker and when needed a wonderful caretaker for her loved ones. She loved cooking, Sunday dinners and having family visit. Her green thumb could revive and faded plant and she always had a garden that could feed Mason County. God blessed this family with Sis, and she will be missed that’s for sure!
Survivors include her son, Danny Marr of Letart; daughters, Brenda (Bob) Roush of Letart, Bonnie (Donnie) Gillispie of Ashton and Sherry Brinker of Letart; grandchildren, Cassie (Nathan) Haines, Michael (Sandra) Gillispie, Jacob (Brittany) Gillispie, Kylie Oliver, Jared Oliver, Chesnie Brinker; great-grandchildren, Logan, Brayden, Grant, Aniston, Kayleigh; and her loving friend John Lambert.
The family would like to thank the staff of Abbyshire Place for the loving care Sis received in recent months. The family would also like to thank Dr. James Toothman and staff for their care and support.
Service will be at noon, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in the Foglesong-Casto Funeral Home, Mason, W.Va., with Rev. Roger Bonecutter officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Cemetery, Letart, W.Va. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born April 7, 1960 in Ripley, WV.
Service will be Saturday July 28, 2018~1 p.m. at the Faith Bible Church, Ravenswood, WV. The family will receive guests from 12 p.m. until time of service Saturday, at the church. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.
Georgianna Maxine (Cochran) Boggs, 91, of Ravenswood, WV (Flatwoods Community) passed away July 2, 2018, in Ravenswood Village following an extended illness.
She was born October 2, 1926 in Trade City, PA, a daughter of the late Dessie Clair and Maudie Ellen (Simmer) Cochran. In addition to her parents, her husband of 71 years, Roy L. Boggs preceded her in death; brothers, David and Jim Cochran; sisters, Mary Bowser and Joan Pelkey also preceded her.
She was a member of the Flatwoods United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and feeding hummingbirds. She was always known for her quick wit and humor. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Georgianna, had a special greeting card ministry with her family, friends and neighbors.
Survivors include her daughter, Crystal and Mike Eubank of Ravenswood; son, Charles F. and Yon Boggs of Evans, GA; granddaughter, Catherine Boggs of Atlanta, GA: sister, Betty Slagle of Dayton, P.A.; dear friend, Betty Abels. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors that she loved as family.
The family would like to thank the staff and management of Ravenswood Village for their loving care, laughter and hugs. They would also like to thank Dr. Gaal and staff for all of their care and support through the years.
Service will be Saturday, ~ 12 p.m. July 14, 2018 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastors Vera Archer and Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Flatwoods United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Flatwoods U.M. Church Cemetery fund, C/O Lyle Hughes 51 Hartley Lane Ravenswood, WV 26164.
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