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CHARLES O. NEAL, SR.

Charles O. Neal Sr., 68, of Portland, OH, passed away, December 10, 2017, at his home following an extended illness. Arrangements are pending at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

PATRICIA L. BOYD WINTER

Patricia Lois Boyd Winter, 82, of Ripley, WV, passed away December 3, 2017,  while surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter Kathy.

She was born October 11, 1935, in Ripley, the daughter of the late Thomas Willard and Mary Adele (Rhodes) Boyd.

Pat retired from the Southern Jackson County Public Service District with 17 ½ years of service as executive secretary. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother and was a member of the Grasslick Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Tara Lynn Winter Anderson (Rick) of Ripley and Kathy Dawn Winter Hurt (Terry) of Cottageville; brother William “Bill” Boyd (Margaret) of Ripley; sister, Donna Sue Cobb (Dan) of Portland, OH; grandchildren, Brandi Thompson (Todd) of Culloden, Amanda Salmons (Luke) of Milton, Keith Hurt (Kate) of Orlando, FL, and Darleta Hurt of Richmond, VA; great grandchildren, Carson, Faith, and Mya Thompson all of Culloden, Mason and Jake Salmons both of Milton, Jase, McKenzie and Zooey Hurt all of Orlando, FL. She is also survived by the father of her children, Carroll Winter.

Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Charlie Bolin officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Committal service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, in the Fairview Cemetery, Given, WV.

 

VANESE RENAE CEDAR

Vanese Renae Cedar, 55, of Ravenswood, WV, went to be with the Lord, Friday, December 1, 2017, at her home following an extended illness

She was born January 27, 1962, in Ripley, WV, the daughter of the late Lee and Dessell Leila (Poling) Brunty.

Vanese was graduate of Ripley High School and then received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from WVU-P. She was a home licensing specialist for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. She had been a foster mother for 31 years and she enjoyed antiques, shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. Vanese attended the United in Christ Church, Cottageville, WV.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth W. Cedar; sons, Roman Lee Cedar (Jessica), Kyle William Cedar (Melody), Nathan Allen Cedar all of Ravenswood, and Justin Ray Cedar of Ripley; daughter, Heaven R. Cedar of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Jasmine, Alijah, Benjamin, Briana and Domenic; brother, Verdis Brunty and sisters, Vanessa Brunty, Valenda Ranson and Valare Rhodes all of Ripley.

Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart and Pastor Kevin Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the church. Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, is providing arrangement.

 

DWIGHT DAVID CATHER

Dwight David  “Cat” Cather, 60, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley following a brief illness.  He was born May 26, 1957 in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Herman Orville and Auline Goldie (Horner) Cather.

David was a 1975 graduate of Ravenswood High School and attended Ohio University and Parkersburg Community College.  He was a pipeline inspector with Q.I.S. and a member of Laborers International Union Local # 1085 Parkersburg.  He was a licensed journeyman plumber and a former employee of Pete Gould and Sons, Pipeline Energy Group, Carl E. Smith and S.J. Groves Company. He was the former property manager for Laurel Commons Apartments, Ravenswood. He enjoyed fishing, golf, walking and playing his harmonica.

In addition to his parents, his brother, Gary F. Cather, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Patricia Lynn (Williams) Cather; daughter, Brenna Elizabeth Cather and Lewis Araujo of Huntington; brother Orville Gene (Ann) Cather of Ravenswood; sisters, Linda Alice (Dave) Cunningham and Robin R. (Joe) Lowe both of Ravenswood; nephews, Andrew (Anna) Cather of Lincolnton NC, Chris Baker of Chattanooga TN, Matt and Gina Cunningham of Gold Hill, NC, Mike and Kellie Cunningham of Reedsville, OH, and Gary Cunningham of Ravenswood.; niece, Amy (Craig) Fountaine of Kenova and sister-in-law, Sallie Cather of Murraysville.

Service will be 2 p.m., Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV with Tommy Nutter officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday, 6—8 p.m. at the funeral home.

JAMES F. INGRAM

James F. Ingram, 83, of Ripley, WV, passed away November 23, 2017, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born May 29, 1934, in Belgrove, WV, a son of the late Aristotle and Elsie Mae (Taylor) Ingram. In addition to his parents he was preceded by brothers, Oral Leo, Sharold and Clyde Ingram; sisters, Iantha Phillips and Glendoris Price.

He was a United States Army veteran. He was a retired supervisor with the Los Angeles County Parks and Recreation with 25 years of service. He was the co-owner of Blue Ribbon Antiques and Ingram’s Christmas Tree farm in Ripley, WV. Jim and Irene traveled to many antique shows and enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margie Irene (Jones) Ingram; daughters, Jima Lynn Gandee and her husband Jerry of Ripley, Tina Julyn Westfall and her husband John of Charleston; brother, Aristotle “Junior” Ingram; grandson, Jerad (Angela) Gandee; granddaughters, Sierra Brooke Westfall, Savannah Grace (Austin) Coulter; great-grandchildren; Zoe, Chad, Madison, Macenzie and Allison Mae.

Jims family meant the world to him especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Service will be Sunday, November 26, 2017 ~ 2 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

MICHAEL JOE MARTIN

Michael Joe Martin, 46, of Ripley, WV, passed away November 20, 2017, at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born February 24, 1971, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late Orville Lee Martin Sr. and Adda Lee (Staats) Martin. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his sister, Linda Mae Martin.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding four wheelers.

Survivors include his brothers, Orville Lee Martin Jr. of Evans and Frankie Allen Martin of Ravenswood; sisters, Rosetta Gandee and Patricia Gayle Martin of Ripley, Peggy Sue Casto of Evans, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Service will be Monday, November 27, 2017 ~ 1 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Steve Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Ripley, WV. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

 

TOLIVER POPE EDGE

Toliver Pope Edge, 28, of Sevierville, TN, formerly of Ravenswood, WV, passed away suddenly November 20, 2017, at his home.

He was born August 10, 1989, in Charleston, WV.

He was a graduate of Ravenswood High School where he served as senior class president. Toliver was artistic and enjoyed writing songs, playing the guitar and video games.

Survivors include his fiancée, Robyn Bird; father, Toliver Ray Edge of Millwood; mother, Julie Ann (Jackson) Edge and her partner, Jeffery Boyd of Williamstown; sisters, Talia S. Edge and her fiancé, Joseph Atkinson of Washington, Tiernen T. Edge of Williamstown and Elizabeth A. Rhodes of Murfreesboro, TN; paternal grandmother, Virginia Given of Millwood and maternal grandmother, Levita Saunders of Given.

Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the American Heart Association.

 

JOSEPHINE KIRBY

Josephine Elizabeth (Fowler) Kirby, 99, of West Columbia, WV, passed away, November 17, 2017 in Belpre Landing Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.

She was born September 24, 1918, in West Columbia, a daughter of the late Emery Cleveland and Eliza May (Coleman) Fowler. In addition to her parents she was preceded by her husband Herman Kirby; sons, Joseph Kirby Sr. and Michael Kirby; sister, Pearlie Elhart.

She was the owner and operator of Fowlers Grocery Store in West Columbia, WV. She was a member and pianist for the West Columbia United Methodist Church. Josephine, was also a member and pianist of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter # 157 Mason, WV.

Survivors include her grandson, Joseph Kirby Jr. and his wife Stephanie of Belpre, OH; great grandsons, Owen and Aiden Kirby; nephew, Vernon and Bonnie Elhart.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017~ 1p.m. in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Point Pleasant, WV, with Pastor Seth Fallon officiating

It was at Josephine’s request to have graveside services.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

RYAN & CLAYTON KING

Ryan Carsen and Clayton Lee King, 7 days old, of Leon, WV, passed away November 14, 2017, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV.

They were born November 7, 2017, in Huntington, WV, the children of Michael Travis of Mount Alto and Kima Ann (Durst) King of Leon.

Survivors in addition to their parents are brothers, Michael Scott King, James Allen King, Isaac Alexander King, Erik Matthew King; sister, Gabriella Faith-Ana King; grandparents, Margaret and Rick Matheny of Leon, WV and James and Anna King Buffalo, WV; great-grandmother Doris Savage of Mount Alto, WV; great-grandfather Carl Durst of Leon, WV.

They were preceded in death by their grandfather Allen Durst and brother, Aiden King

There will be no public services.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

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   DAVID BURDELL JEFFERS

David Burdell Jeffers, 84, of Mason, WV, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born April 7, 1933, in Clifton, WV, a son of the late Charles Albert and Jessie Augusta (Wamsley) Jeffers. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Gertrude Jeffers; brothers, Homer Jeffers and Joseph Ray Jeffers; sister, Clara Lewis and brother in law John L. VanMeter.

He was a former coal miner and retired from Foote Mineral, New Haven, WV and enjoyed fishing.  

Survivors include his son, David Jeffers, Jr. of Ravenswood, WV and his sister, Wilda Josephine VanMeter of Mason, WV.

Graveside service will be Friday~1 p.m., November 17, 2017, at the Concord Cemetery, Henderson, WV. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

AIDEN JACKSON KING

Aiden Jackson King, 1 day old, of Leon, WV, passed away November 7, 2017, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV.

He was born November 7, 2017, in Huntington a son of Michael Travis King of Mt. Alto and Kima Ann (Durst) King of Leon.

Survivors in addition to his parents are brothers, Michael Scott King, James Allen King, Isaac Alexander King, Erik Matthew King, Ryan Carsen King and Clayton Lee King; sister, Gabriella Faith-Ana King; grandparents, Margaret and Rick Matheny of Leon, WV and James and Anna King Buffalo, WV; great-grandmother Doris Savage of Mount Alto, WV; great-grandfather Carl Durst of Leon, WV.

Aiden, was preceded in death by his grandfather Allen Durst.

There will be no public services.

Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

 

DEBORAH THORNTON

Deborah Ruth Thornton, 66, of LeRoy, WV, passed away November 9, 2017, in St. Mary’s Medial Center, Huntington, following an extended illness.

She was born April 28, 1951, in Charleston, WV, the daughter of the late, Alfred Thornton and Hazel Sayre. Her brother, Donald Thornton, also preceded her in death.

Deborah was a 1969 graduate of Ripley High School, and then received a b

achelor’s degree in education from Marshall University. She would remain a loyal alumnus of Marshall University throughout her life.

She began her teaching career at Kenna, and Ripley Elementary School’s. She spent several years at Ravenswood High School, but the majority of her career was at Ripley Middle School. She was a member of the National Education Association, the West Virginia Education Association and was a member and past president of the Jackson County Education Association.

Deborah was co-owner and operator of Parsons General Store, LeRoy, WV, and was an accomplish painter, enjoying mostly painting slates and saws. She also enjoyed the farming life.

Survivors include her companion of 44 years, Charles Parsons; brother and his wife, Kevin and Janet Thornton of Ravenswood; nieces, Jacqualin Thornton and Jessica (Chris) Burch; great nieces, Jamie Naylor and Jasmine Naylor and great nephew, Justus Burch.

Service will be 6 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Private interment will be in the Baptist Grove Cemetery, Frozen Camp.

CARL A. DONOHEW

 

Carl Albert Donohew, 67, of Evans, WV, passed away November 8, 2017, in CAMC Memorial Division, following a sudden illness.

He was born May 27, 1950, in Evans, WV, the son of the late Basil and Ruby (Baker) Donohew. His sisters, Louise Christian and Sharon Lee Donohew also preceded him in death.

Carl was a lifelong resident of Evans, and enjoyed hunting, taking trips and spending time with his family, especially the youngsters. He attended the Evans Church of God.

Survivors include his brother, Dennis “Buck” Donohew (Kelly) of Sandyville; sisters, Lola Prunty (Eugene) of Sandyville and Bonnie French (Eddie) of Ripley; brother-in-law, James C. “Butch” Christian of Cottageville.

Other survivors include aunts and uncles; Brycle and Lenora Donohew, Charles “Boog” and Linda Donohew, Leola Cunningham and Dorla Donohew; great uncle and aunt, Melvin and Opal Donohew; nieces and nephews, Kaylee Donohew, Daniel Donohew, Patty and Paul Balis, Casie and Tim Comer, Nathan Canterberry, David French, Allen French, Tina and Nathan Jones, Amy and Matt Anderson, Albert and Desiree Prunty, Darrell and Vicki Prunty, Christopher Prunty, Jeanie Miller, Kathy Bush and Denzil Prunty and great nieces and nephews, Ayden, Brady, Austin, Brooklynn, Bradley, Grace, Isabella, Lydia, Logan, Chandler, Levi, Kyra, Collen, Lexi, Chasity, Teriha, Savannah, Sierra, Zanna, Jessica, Erica, Cole and Tyler;

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

 

FERN STAFFORD

Fern L. (Oliver) Stafford, 75, of New Haven, WV, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House, Huntington, WV.

She was born January 14, 1942, in Broad Run, WV, a daughter of the late Carvin E. and Carrie E. (Roach) Oliver. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her twin infant sister, Faye L. Oliver and sister, Doris I. Smith.

She was a housewife and a member of the Blackrock Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Benny L. Stafford; three sons, Ricky L. Stafford of New Haven, Jeffrey L. Stafford (Chris) of Jacksonville, FL, and Wayne A. Stafford of Yulee, FL; one brother, George W. Oliver of Letart, WV, five grandchildren, 7seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor John Bumgarner officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, November 6, 2017, at the funeral home. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

 

LORA OHLINGER

Lora Lee (McCauley) Ohlinger, 53, of West Columbia, WV, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born February 20, 1964 in Gassaway, Braxton County, WV, a daughter of Dixie Lee and Lorraine (Gill) McCauley of Mason, W.V.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Mason, W.V. She enjoyed traveling and supporting her children in their activities.

Survivors include her husband, John Matthew Ohlinger; son, Stephen Ray Roach (Amber) of Mason; daughters, Shareen Lee Smith (Ian) of Letart, Mattie Shea Ohlinger of West Columbia; brother, Jon McCauley (Teka) of Letart; sister, Lisa Lee Fields (Danny) of Mason; grandchildren, Carson, Blake and Paisley Roach and Maelin and Marit Smith. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 2 p.m.~ Friday, October 27, 2017, in First Baptist Church, Mason, WV, with Pastor Rob Grady officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Cemetery, New Haven, WV. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until time of service Friday at the church. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

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