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VALERIE D.  MORGAN
Valerie D. (Brown) Morgan, 49, of Leon, WV, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, following an extended illness.
She was born August 19, 1967, in Penn Yan, New York, a daughter of Dianne Matheney and the late Richard Brown.
Valerie worked as a Supervising Contractor for Bradshaw Construction and was a beautician by trade. She was a member of the Bethel Church, Leon, and enjoyed creating various crafts, collecting antiques, and decorating her home in primitive decor.
In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband of 12 years, Jeffery Morgan; sons, Jason Brown of Maryland, Shay Bradshaw of Point Pleasant; step-daughters, Tasha Clevenger and her husband Robert of Cottageville, Amanda “Shannelle” Morgan of Mason County; brother, Darrell Brown of Penn Yan, N.Y.; sister, Celeste Brown of Maine; step-mother, Betty Brown of Florida and nine grandchildren.
 There will be no public services. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
BARBARA L. HUTCHINSON
Barbara Lee Hutchinson, 77, of Sandyville, passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at her home following an extended illness.
Barbara was born December 1, 1939 in the Flatwoods community, Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond Franklin and Ester Pearl (Wilson) Sams. She was also preceded by her brothers, Raymond, Ronald and Roland Sams and sisters, Mary Saffel and Sherry Archer.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood, WV.
Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Hutchinson; son, Dwight Hutchinson of Sandyville; brothers, Frank and Homer Sams; sisters, Jenetta Anderson, Violet Kay, Essie Stephenson and Carry Mullinex; grandchildren, Hanna Fraley, Nathan and Jared Hutchinson and great-grandchildren, Alice Fraley and Amelia Hutchinson.
Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor S.R. Parsons Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Meadowdale Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 LEO LUIKART

Leo Luikart, 62of Mason, WV, passed away June 20, 2017, in Pleasant Valley Hospital following an extended illness.

He was born October 4, 1954 in Mason a son of the late Kenneth Allen and Christine Emily (Henry) Luikart.

Survivors include his brother, John Henry Luikart of Mason, WV, sister, Patricia Kay Will of Euclid, OH.

Service will be Saturday, June 24, 2017~2 p.m. at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Jonathan Pinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Adamsville Cemetery, Mason, WV. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred the to the Adamsville Cemetery Fund, C/O Foglesong Funeral Home, P.O. Box 367 Mason, WV 25260.

MARIANNE McCLAIN
Marianne Hedwig (Lauer) McClain, 80, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2017 in Marietta Center, Marietta, OH, following an extended illness.

She was born October 31, 1936, in Nuremberg, Germany, a daughter of the late Hans and Maria Lauer. She was also preceded by her children Marieta and Morgan.

She attended the Cottageville United Methodist Church. She was a retired analyst from Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant WV, with 21 years of service. Marianne was a member of the Rebekah’s and enjoyed her Hawaiian dancing group.

Survivors include her husband, Orin P. McClain; sons, Wyatt, Bart, Marlin and James McClain; daughters Gudren and Mona L. Fields; sister, Irene Lauer; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

In keeping with her wishes there will be no public services. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

HELEN ALTHEA SHOCKEY

Helen Althea (Smith) Shockey, 90, of Ravenswood, W.Va., passed away peacefully at home June 16, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 16, 1926, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Helen (Coast) Smith. She was preceded by her husband, Carrol E. Shockey who passed on May 31, 1999, after 52 years of marriage; and brothers and sisters, George, Cliff, Dale and Alwilda.

She was a Methodist and active 4-H leader. She was a former employee of H-P stores and was a cook for the Jackson County Courthouse.

Survivors include her sons, Paul (Pat) Shockey and Olin Shockey, both of Ravenswood; daughter, Helen Hannum of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Erin (Gary) Garrison, Todd (Felecia) Shockey, Joe (Rachel) Shockey, Matt (Gina) Taylor, Mark (Jennifer) Taylor, Julia (Brian) Wood and Dan (Lauren) Shockey all of Ravenswood; great-grandchildren, Denise, Brooke, Carter, Ethan, Will, Riley, Emma, Katie, Regan, Russell, Ryan, Matt and Audrey; and great great-grandchild, Bella.

Graveside services will be private in Ravenswood Cemetery. Arrangements are provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, W.Va. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the H. Althea Shockey Scholarship Fund, C/O Joe Shockey, 667 Crooked Run Road, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

NANCY SUE BUTLER

Nancy Sue Butler, 77, of Letart, WV, passed away June 14, 2017, in Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, WV.

She was born August 16, 1939 in Mason, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas and Goldie (Unroe) Stewart. She was also preceded by her daughter Sandra (Bland) Thacker.

She enjoyed puzzles, sewing and was a former housekeeper.

Survivors include her sons, Kenneth Bland of Bidwell, OH and Jeffrey Blessing of Letart; daughter Kimberly Athey of Letart; sister, Dorothy Mounts of Columbus, OH; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

There will be no public services.

Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

RONALD WAYNE FIELDS

Ronald Wayne Fields, 75, of Mio, Michigan, formerly of Harftord, WV, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at his home in Michigan.

He was born July 15, 1941, in Hartford, WV, a son of the late William and Maggie (Cunningham) Fields. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Earl Fields, Donnie Fields, Clyde Fields and one sister, Geraldine Crites.

Ronald retired from General Motors with 30 years of service and was a United States Army Veteran.

Survivors include his sons, Clint and his wife Michelle Fields of Cottageville, Eric Fields of New Haven, Matthew Fields of Millwood; brother, Eugene Fields of Hartford; sister, Doris Grueser of Ohio; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild and a special friend, Evelyn Laturneau.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Graham Cemetery, New Haven, WV with Pastor Mike Finnicum officiating. Military honors will be provided by the V.F.W Post # 9926, Mason, American Legion Post # 140, New Haven and American Legion Post # 0039, Pomeroy. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Saturday at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV. A funeral procession will leave the funeral home for the graveside service at 2 p.m.

LANDON STEWART HARTLEY

Landon Stewart Hartley, 80, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born September 4, 1936 in Cottageville, WV, a son of the late John Henry and Josephine (Sayre) Hartley.

He was a cattlemen and farmer. Landon faithfully attended the Jackson County Regional Livestock Market, Ripley, WV.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Marie (Keefer) Hartley; sons, Charles (Judy) Hartley and Jason (Sebrina) Hartley all of Cottageville; brothers, John (Sue Ann) Hartley of Huntington, WV and Martin (Sharon) Hartley of Cottageville; sister, Geraldine Sayre of Ripley, and grandchildren, Ian and Nathan.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastors Benjamin Riggleman and Vera Archer officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 5pm until 8pm at the funeral home.

DOROTHY M. (McINTYRE) HYLTON

Dorothy MiLadeen (McIntyre) Hylton, 84, of Ripley, WV, passed away June 7, 2017, in Eldercare of Ripley following an extended illness.

She was born January 24, 1933, in Jackson County the daughter of the late Charles E. and Eusta Marie (Flowers) McIntyre. Her husband, Elbert Hylton, Jr.; infant daughter, Dinah; brothers, Charles and Darrell and sisters, Elizabeth Walker and Dorla Livingston also preceded her in death.

Dorothy was a Christian, a homemaker and member of the Church of God.

Survivors include her daughter, April Ulrich of Gainesville, GA; brother, William McIntyre of Pomfret, MD; grandchildren, Kristine Tyndall, Jonathan Tyndall and Nicolette Ulrich; great grandchildren, Skylar Tyndall and Ryan Tyndall and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Committal service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville.

FLORENCE FAY (CLINE) BUTCHER

Florence Fay (Cline) Butcher, 88, of Ravenswood, WV, Wilding Community, passed away May 28, 2017 in Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 16, 1928, in Parkersburg a daughter of the late Hunter Moss and Elizabeth Margaret (Anderson) Cline. In addition to her parents she was preceded by sisters, Nellie R. Mitchell, Ruth C. Cline, Elizabeth M. Duke, Virginia C. Cline and Janet L. Cline; brothers, Herman Cline and David Cline. She was also preceded by her husband Okey Lee Butcher.

She was a 1946 graduate of Parkersburg High School. She was member of the Wilding Community Church and the Ravenswood Senior Quilters. Florence was a devoted mother who enjoyed spending time with her family including 13 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was an excellent seamstress who created beautiful quilts and intricate crocheted projects. She crocheted hundreds of caps for babies and patients as well as lap robes for shut-ins.

Survivors include her sons, Gerald Lee (Leslie) Butcher of Wilding, Alan Wayne (Catherine) Butcher of Waynesburg, PA, Donald Eugene (Cindy) Butcher of Sandyville and Michael (Jenny) Butcher of Wilding; daughters, Dianne (Gary) Andrick of Wilding, Pamela (Joe) Reed of Sandyville and Kathy (Dana) Kauffman of Alexandria, VA; brothers, Harvey L. Cline of Windy Ridge and Daniel M. Cline of Little Hocking, OH; sister, Martha J. Copeland of Parkersburg.

Service will be Friday, June 2, 2017~ 1p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Allen Stewart officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery, Parkersburg, WV. Visitation will be Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

CAROLYN SUE WHITE

Carolyn Sue White, 77, of Cottageville, WV, passed away May 27, 2017, at their second home in Cross Lanes.

She was born August 8, 1939, on Ambler Ridge in Walton, WV, the daughter of the late Hobart Johnson and Eldred Mariedeth (Dodd) Johnson Miller.

Sue was a fulltime mother and homemaker. She attendedChristian symbol and supported both, the Faith Assembly of God, Ripley, and the New Horizon Worship Center, Cross Lanes. She was a selfless person who loved God, her family and was a powerful witness for her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Elton White; son and his wife, Doug and Tina White of Mount Alto; daughter and her husband, Angie and Chris Negley of Cross Lanes; grandchildren, Megan White, Brittani White, Nicholas Negley and Rhiannon Negley; great grandchild, Jansen Lamp; brothers, Scottie Johnson (Sharon) of Elkview, WV, and Gregory Johnson of Fresno, CA, and sisters, Phyllis Summers (Kenton) of Beckley, and Annette Cummings (Mike) of Lincolnton, NC.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jeff Nichols and Pastor Adam Nester officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

SADIE ARBUTUS PARSONS

Sadie Arbutus Parsons, 84, of Spencer, WV, passed away May 25, 2017, in the Golden Livingcenter, Glasgow, WV.

She was born March 24, 1933, in Alcott, WV, the daughter of the late Elmer Gibson and Sara (Messer) Gibson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Junior Parsons; brothers, Herman, Elmer, Howard, Raymond and Delmer Gibson, and James Messer.

Sadie was a homemaker and mom and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include her daughters, Nancy DeFreitas of Parkersburg, Rachel Parsons of Spencer and Naomi Adkins of Whitesville, NC; sisters, Aretha Adkins of Cabin Creek and Nora Harper of Charleston; brother, Ballard Gibson of Ormond Beach, FL; 10 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in the Gibson Cemetery, Gay, WV.

WILLIAM A. VORBACH, JR.

William Arthur Vorbach, Jr., 91, of Ripley, WV, passed away May 25, 2017, in Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, WV, following a sudden illness.

He was born August 2, 1925, in Morgantown, WV, the son of the late William Arthur Vorbach, Sr. and Lena (Grose) Vorbach. His wife, Irene “Rene” Vorbach and brothers, Bob and Dave also preceded him in death.

William was a World War II, United States Navy veteran and was a retired maintenance supervisor from Kaiser Aluminum. He was a pilot, a member of the Aircraft Owners Association and was a gentleman farmer. He was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include his son, Danny “Yogi” Vorbach of Ripley; daughter, Brenda Kay Vorbach of Ripley; brothers, Joe and Jack; sisters, Sharon, Shonet, TNaveywila and Bonnie and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service. Private entombment will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

NANCY CAROL DURST

Nancy Carol (Rocker) Durst, 85, of Cottageville, WV, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born January 5, 1932, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Alice (Raines) Rocker. Nancy was also preceded by her husband Roy Raymond Durst; son, Roy Raymond Durst Jr.; brothers, Bill and Johnny Rocker.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a Christian by faith.

Survivors include her grandson, Justin (Emily) Durst of Mount Alto; granddaughters, Jaime Durst of Cottageville and Melinda (Glen Allen) Fields of Statts Mills; sister, Jane Howery of Marietta, OH; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017~4 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

CLARA MARIE CAPEHART

Clara Marie (Rollins) Capehart, 101, of Letart, WV, passed away May 15, 2017, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV.

She was born March 2, 1916 in Letart, WV, a daughter of the late William Jackson and Elizabeth Rachel (Smith) Rollins. She was also preceded by her sisters, Sybil Norris and Katherine Blessing and brothers, Nathan and George Rollins.

She was a 1937 graduate of Wahama High School, Mason, WV. She was a member of the Guiding Star Advent Christian Church, Letart, WV, for 88 years. Clara served as church secretary for 40 years and was a member of the Ladies Aid. She was a retired nurses aid and supervisor from Lakin State Hospital, West Columbia, WV.

Survivors include her sons, Joseph A. Capehart of Letart and Okey W. (Linda) Capehart of Columbus, OH; daughter, Betty Lou Moore (Gene) of Rio Grande, OH; seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Service will be Thursday, May 18, 2017~11 a.m. at the Guiding Star Advent Christian Church, Letart, with Pastor Delton Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.

Friends and family are invited to a meal following the service at the Letart Community Building.

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