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Patricia Lane Parrish, 62, of Millwood, WV, passed away November 23, 2015, at her home following an extended illness.
Patty was formerly employed with Head Start, and Eldercare, and then she and her husband started their own businesses. Most recently she was co-owner and operator of Parrish Deliveries. She was an avid outdoors person and enjoyed bowhunting, trout fishing and spending time with family and friends.
Patty is survived by her husband of 39 years, David Franklin Parrish.
In keeping with her wishes, there will be no public service. Burial will be in the Parrish Family Cemetery at Frozen Camp.
Richard Harrison Carder, 82, of Ravenswood, West Virginia, passed away November 22, 2015, in St. Francis Hospital, Charleston.
He was born, February 6, 1933, in Flemington, West Virginia, the son of the late Edwin H. and Reba (Wilcox) Carder.
He was married to his sweetheart and the love of his life for nearly 53 years. Ann Johnson and Richard Carder were married on August 31, 1963 in Flemington, West Virginia. They were inseparable throughout their years of marriage. Ann cared for him to the very end and was a blessing to him during the dark days of his illness with lupus.
He leaves two beautiful daughters, Pamela Annette and Kimberly Kay, whom he loved with all of his heart.
In 1950, he received the Civil Air Patrol Award and a free trip to Canada. After graduating from Flemington High School in 1952, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was a member until 1956. He attended Fairmont State College, and began working at Kaiser Aluminum in May 1959. He retired from his work as a hydraulic specialist in 1995 after 36 years of employment.
He lived by the Golden Rule and truly was a gentleman and a person of genuine character and integrity. He felt that he was the luckiest man on earth because his greatest treasure was his family and friends.
He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Ravenswood. He sang in the choir for years, taught a Sunday School class, and was head usher.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Second Baptist Church Mission Fund in Ravenswood, West Virginia, or Flemington Methodist Church, Flemington, West Virginia.
We will greatly miss him, but knowing that God has an angel in his arms comforts us until we meet again. We know he is singing with the heavenly angels. Richard was a caring and compassionate person, greatly loved by his family and friends. While he will be sadly missed, those remaining are comforted in the knowledge of his ascension into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with Pastor S.R. Parsons, Jr. officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service at the church. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the City of Bridgeport (Benedum) Cemetery.
LESTER R. HOLLEY
He was born June 21, 1935 in Green Bottom, WV, a son of the late Anise James and Mary Louise (Morehead) Holley. His wife, Katherine (Butcher) Holley; sisters, Margaret Grimes and June Schulte and brothers, Gerald Holley and George Holley, also preceded him in death.
Lester was a graduate of Milton High School and received his bachelor’s degree in education from West Virginia State College. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
He was a retired foil inspector from Constellium Aluminum and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. Throughout the years he was a coach and very supportive of youth sports leagues in Ravenswood, and had been a longtime member of the North United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son, Mark Ray Holley of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Janet L. (Holley) Wood of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Greg Holley, Katherine Elaine Holley, Karlee Holley, Hannah Holley and Leslie Ann Wood and great grandchildren, Cassidy, Carter and Ariel.
Service will be 7 p.m., Friday, November 27, 2015 at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Don Maxson and the Rev. Melvin Grimes officiating. The Jackson County Honor Guard will perform military honors at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will follow immediately until time of service. Committal service is 12 noon, Saturday, November 28, 2015 in Milton Cemetery, Milton, WV.
BERKLEY THOMAS SIMMS
Berkley Thomas Simms, 56, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away November 18, 2015, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born May 22, 1959, in Gauley Bridge, WV, the son of James and Sada (Coon) Simms. His sister, Veronica Barker also preceded him in death.
He was a self-employed contractor and carpenter and he attended the Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.
Survivors include his daughter, Britni Simms of Ravenswood; his only grandchild, Damen Ryan Morgan, II; stepchildren, Tia Goodrich, Tanna Goodrich and Cody Goodrich; sisters, Rebecca Cozart of Ravenswood, Delores Taylor and Midge Taylor
He was cremated and services will be at a later date
. Inurnment will be in the Larch-Harper Cemetery, on Ambler Ridge near Walton, WV. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
LARRY EDWARD BURDETTE
Larry Edward Burdette, 57, of Fostoria, OH, formerly of Jackson County, WV, passed away November 17, 2015, in the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, OH, following a brief illness.
He was born July 14, 1958, in Hinton, WV, the son of Charles Ashley, Jr. and Anna Mae (Fox) Burdette. His brother Curtis, and sisters, Wilma Surbaugh, Shirley Burdette and Carolyn Baker also preceded him in death.
Larry was a United States Army veteran, a truck driver and retired from M Tek, Inc., Upper Sandusky, OH. He was a member of the VFW in Fostoria, OH, and was an avid college football and NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed hunting and current events.
Survivors include his companion, Diana Dibling; daughter, Katie Burdette and her husband, Matthew McGrew of Kenna, WV, and sisters, Angela “Kay” Huddleston of Ravenswood, and Missy Allen (Robert) of Louisville, KY.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, with military honors by the Jackson County Honor Guard. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of service.
Ruth Phillips, 71, of Evans, WV, passed away November 15, 2015, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, following an extended illness.
She was born in Nicut, WV, a daughter of the late Oliver Easau and Doris (McGraw) King. Her brother, Benton King and two infant siblings also preceded her in death.
Ruth coordinated natural gas distribution and was formerly employed by Columbia Gas and most recently with Gas Access Systems. She was also formerly employed by Kellwood Company in Spencer, WV, prior to moving to Jackson County. She also worked as a clerk with the United Postal Service.
She was community minded and served as treasurer for Evans Community Initiative and treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 407. She was a homemaker and member of the West Ripley Church of Christ. She enjoyed puzzles, crocheting and was an avid reader.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Howard Phillips; sons, Steven W. Phillips of Evans and Greg B. Phillips of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Levi, Alli, and Jessie, and sisters, Fae Daugherty of Statesville, NC, and Mae Burgess of Salisbury, NC.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the West Ripley Church of Christ with Minister Doug Petty officiating. Committal service will be 2 p.m. at the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer, WV. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
DORSEL GENE CASTO
He was born December 18, 1954, in Charleston, WV, the son of Emma Jean (Starcher) Miller of Cottageville, and the late Curtis Hoover Casto. In addition to his father, his son, Joey Dorsel Casto, grandson, Riley Scott Casto, and his brother Curtis Casto also preceded him in death.
Dorsel was a construction worker and 35 year member of the Laborers Union, Local #1353, Charleston. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, horses, dogs and stockcars.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rhonda June (Halstead) Casto, several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Elmer Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the funeral home.
JUANITA (COSSIN) MORRISON
She was born March 25, 1924, in Evans, WV, the daughter of the late Otho and Lillie Belle (King) Cossin. Her husband, Dencil L. Morrison; sons, Doyle Lee Morrison and Dencil Royal Morrison and brothers, Golden Cossin and Ersel Cossin also preceded her in death.
She was a former nurses aid at Jackson General Hospital, a homemaker and a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her daughter, Charlene Kelly and her husband, Steve of Ripley; grandchildren, Susanne Crist (Joshua) of Evans and Steve Kelly, Jr. (Teresa) of Ripley; great grandchildren, Alex Kelly, Noah Kelly and Lilly Crist
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, November 15, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. A procession will leave the funeral home for a graveside service at Creston Cemetery, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating, immediately following the visitation.
Daryl Ray Hoffman, 62, of Letart, WV, passed away November 10, 2015, in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.
He was born May 23, 1953, in Mason, WV, a son of the late Winifred Walter Hoffman and Lyta Marie (Shaffer) Roush. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Jason Hoffman.
He was a United States Air Force veteran and a retired maintenance supervisor with Johnson Welded Products of Urbana, OH.
Survivors include a daughter; Jamie Hoffman of Eugene, Oregon; brothers, Charles and Edwin Hoffman of Letart, WV, and James Hoffman of Titusville, FL; sisters, Delores Noland of Silver Springs, FL, and Denise Kaufman, of Rancho Viejo, TX, and a grandson, Seth Hoffman.
Memorial visitation will be Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 12 pm until 2 pm at Fogelsong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
NANCY C. (GIBBS) NEAL
Nancy C. (Gibbs) Neal, 65, of Mason, WV, passed away suddenly on November 9, 2015.
She was born May 7, 1950, in Mason, WV, a daughter of the late Helen (Stanley) Gibbs and Harold Gibbs. She was a Wahama High School graduate and a homemaker.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles D. Neal; a son, William Ohlinger and brothers, Douglas Gibbs and Darnell Gibbs.
Survivors include sons, Ronnie Ohlinger (Becky) of Florida, Frank Musser (Carrie) of Point Pleasant, WV, Charlie Neal (Kasey) of Clifton, WV; daughter, Angela Janey (Paul) of Langsville, OH; brothers, Gary Gibbs, Pete Gibbs, Jack Gibbs Lesley Gibbs, and Wesley Gibbs; sisters, Luanna Hussell, Gwen Martin, Helena “Sis” Gardner, and Regina Haynes; grandchildren, Jenna Janey, Kaitlin Janey, Kaiden Janey, Matthew Ohlinger, Taylor Bland, Carmen Ohlinger Macey Ohlinger, Addison Ohlinger, Corey Ohlinger, Bayleigh Ohlinger, Victoria Musser, Alivia Musser, Gracie Camp, Trinity Neal, Logan Neal, and Bentely Neal; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Ohlinger, and Kylie Ohlinger.
Visitation will be Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV
DOLORES JEAN “PEGGY” KING
Dolores Jean “Peggy” (Bond) King, 77, of Mason, WV, passed away November 9, 2015, in Arbors of Pomeroy, OH, following an extended illness.
She was born July 29, 1938, in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Ruby Lee (Scarbury) and John S. “Stump” Bond. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a son, John David King; sisters, Patsy Bond and Arline McDermitt.
She was a Wahama High School graduate and was an assembly line worker at Rockwell Automation for 33 years.
Survivors include a son, Don M. King of Rutland, OH; sister, Bernice C. VanMeter of Rutland, OH; grandchildren, Melissa Dawn King, Michelle Nicole King Casey, Joshua Michael King, and Amanda Renee King, several nieces and nephews, and an ex-husband, John M. King.
Service will be held 1 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV. Burial will follow in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant, WV. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
CAROLYN JOAN BURGE
Carolyn Joan “Nan” Burge, 70, of Ripley, WV, passed away November 9, 2015, in CAMC Memorial Division following a brief illness.
She was born May 15, 1945, in Hartford, WV, the daughter of the late Walter and Sadie (Lyons) Smith. Her brothers, Robert Smith, David Smith, Clifford Smith and sisters, Betty James and Phyllis Hendricks also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker, enjoyed hunting and fishing and attended the Millwood United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Edwin Lee Burge, Sr.; daughter, Marketta Bostic (Dale) of Millwood; son, Edwin L. Burge, Jr. of Ripley; grandchildren, Michael Stephens, Rebecca Steele, Whitney Bostic, Nash Burge and Jamie Parsons; great grandchildren, Siarra Stephens, Anthony Stephens and Haleigh Parsons; brother, Harry Joe Smith (Angela) of Ripley, and a sister, Donna Jean Ginther of Syracuse, OH.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Millwood United Methodist Church with Minister Park Hussell and Danny Parsons officiating. Entombment will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is assisting the family.
PATRICIA ANN MILLER
She was born November 25, 1963, in Huntington, WV, the daughter of Agnes Louise (Henderson) Bowen of Ripley, and the late Homer M. Bowen.
She was employed at the Jackson County Developmental Center, Millwood, and was very active with the Jackson County Special Olympics. She attended the Fairplain Union Church and enjoyed participating in church activities.
In addition to her mother, other survivors include her sister, Betsy Hill and her husband, Melvin “Butch” of Ripley; two nephews; three nieces; nine great nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Debby Bowling.
Service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Todd King officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until time of service on Thursday, at the funeral home.
Committal service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 13, 2015, at Jackson County Memory Gardens Chapel, Cottageville, WV. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to: Jackson County Special Olympics, c/o Ann Dowler, 55 Sage Drive, Ripley, WV 25271.
BETTY JO NESSELROTTE
She was born June 5, 1930, in Kingston, WV, a daughter of the late Lambie and Mary (Stoneking) Mullins. Her husbands, Delbert Earl Chapman and Clarence Ray Nesselrotte; stepchildren, Allen Nesselrotte and Joyce Metz and a step granddaughter, Renee Hall also preceded her in death.
Betty was a former switchboard operator for United Hospital in Clarksburg, and a former emergency room clerk at Charleston Area Medical Center. She was a longtime member of the Jackson General Hospital Auxiliary and she enjoyed line dancing, reading and genealogy. She most recently attended the Cottageville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Sue Chapman Lenhardt and her husband Steve of Toledo, OH; stepson, Lynn Nesselrotte (Ramona) of Winfield; sister, Lucille Williams of West Milford; brother, Richard Mullins (Donna) of West Milford, and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2015, at the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Chapel, Mount Clare, WV, with the Rev. Jon Hayes officiating. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, November 8, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, and one hour prior to time of service on Monday, at the cemetery chapel.
DELORES L. FOX
Delores LaRuth “Dee” Fox, 73, of Evans, WV, passed away November 4, 2015, at CAMC Memorial Division following an extended illness.
She was born March 11, 1942, in Clovis, NM, the daughter of the late Burton Oliver and Dorothy Zula (Terrell) Ward. Her husband, Jerald “Sonny” Fox also preceded her in death.
Dee was a homemaker, a former teacher at Evans Elementary School, a former secretary for the Jackson County’s prosecuting attorney’s office and former co-owner of D.L. Trucking. She was a member of the Cottageville-Evans Baptist Church and she enjoyed music, singing, and bowling in the leagues at the former Ripley Lanes.
Survivors include her daughter, Tonja Oakes (Jeffrey “Jay”) of Cross Lanes; son, James E. Fox (Iva) of Evans; grandchildren, Shad Fox (Katie) of Sissonville, Gracelyn Fox and Tanner Fox both of Evans; great grandchildren, Mason Fox and Emma Fox, and her brother, Tanoa C. Ward (Laddie) of Norman, OK.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV, with Pastor David Sanderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Cottageville-Evans Baptist Church, P.O. Box 174, Cottageville, WV 25239. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.
ERIKA MALYNDA (KAPP) HICKEL
Erika Malynda (Kapp) Hickel, 37, of Mason, WV, passed away November 4, 2015, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV, following a sudden illness.
She was born August 4, 1978, in Gallipolis, OH, a daughter of Diana (Snyder) and Charles Orland Kapp. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.
She was a Wahama High School graduate and was active at New Haven Elementary School. She served as P.T.I. president and was a member of Spilman Church.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband of 16 years, Mark A. Hickel; daughters, Kelsey Breanna Hickel and Hailey Renae Hickel of Mason; brother, Charles (Charlie) Orland Kapp II (Stacy Renee) of Wheeling, WV; sisters, Carla Sue (Snyder) Russell of New Haven, and Sherry Dee (Kapp) Giles of Martingsburg, W.V. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV, with Pastor Chuck Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Graham Cemetery, Letart, W.V. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 p.m. until time of service.
SYBIL (SAYRE) HOPKINS
She was born August 18, 1921, in Rock Castle, WV, a daughter of the late John Labon and Lucretia Frances (Stone) Sayre. Her husbands, William B. Hill, Sr., Thomas Phillips and Clarence Campbell: brothers, Rueben Sayre, John H. Sayre, Pearly Sayre and Gerald Sayre; sisters, Anna Mae Barr, Viola Sayre, Gloria Barr, Ina Jean King and a granddaughter, Shannon Click also preceded her in death.
Sybil was a former employee of Fletchers Enamel Company, Dunbar, WV, with 22 years of service. She formerly attended the Community Chapel Church, Cross Lanes, and the Evans Church of God. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and reading.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond Lavern Hopkins; sons, William B. Hill, Jr. (Pam) of Nitro, Maxell Hill (Carolyn) of Ripley, Rev. Jim Phillips (Judy) of Charleston; daughter, Rhonda Click (Oscar) of Leon; sister, Hope Absten, of Leon, seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, November 6, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Harless Cook officiating. Committal service will be 2 p.m. Friday, at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, WV. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
JERROLD EDWARD WILLIAMS
He was born December 12, 1966, in Denver, CO, the son of Otie Charlotte (Robinson) Williams of Cottageville, and Earl Lee Williams (Shirley) of McEwen, TN.
Jerrold was a school bus operator for the Jackson County Board of Education and member of the West Virginia Service Personnel Association and the Jackson County School Bus Operators Association. He was very active and attended the Evans Church of God. He was youth soccer coach and enjoyed spending time and assisting with his children’s youth sports activities. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, other survivors include his wife of 25 years, Melisa Marie “Missy” (Green) Williams; children, Sarah Cummings (Roger) of Ravenswood, Sarah Ruth Williams, Ashley Dawn Williams, Elizabeth Jean Williams, Aaron James Williams and James Carl Williams all at home; granddaughter, Grace Lynne Cummings, and a brother, Richard Williams of Parkersburg.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earnest and Amanda Robinson, and paternal grandparents, Romey and Nada Williams.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
JEAN ANN DURST
She was born April 16, 1942, in Point Pleasant, WV, the daughter of the late Amadee Gerard and Era Eleanor (Lucydoo) Elliot. In addition to her parents, her brothers, William Elliot and Charles Robert Elliot and a sister, Janice Young also preceded her in death.
Jean Ann was a retired custodian for the Jackson County Board of Education and spent most of her career at Cottageville Elementary School. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #16 Cottageville, WV, and she enjoyed and taught line dancing, swimming, flower gardening, movies and roller-skating.
Survivors include her husband, Larry Joe Durst; sons, Randy Joe Durst (Kandy A.) of Cottageville, and Ronnie Lee Durst (Michelle Lea) of Mount Alto; grandchildren, Joshua Allen Durst, Dillon Keith Durst and Joseph Eudell Durst; brothers, James Edward Elliot and John Michael Elliot both of Point Pleasant, Richard Allen Elliot of Gallipolis, OH, and a sister, Joyce Lynn Terry of Point Pleasant.
Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Price officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Committal service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015, at Jackson County Memory Gardens Chapel, Cottageville, WV.
BILLY GLEN CAUDILL
He was born December 17, 1934, in Mud River, Lincoln County, WV, the son of the late John A. and Lydia “Lydie” (Miller) Caudill. In addition to his parents, his brothers, Herman, Therman, John, Jr., and sisters, Gaynelle Chandler and Faye Caudill Boreman also preceded him in death.
Billy was a graduate of Duval High School, was a retired inspector from Pechiney Rolled Products, Ravenswood, and a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He was a former member of the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church and a current member of the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church. He was an avid WVU sports fan.
Before illnesses changed his life, Billy was a skilled handyman. His daughters were always thankful that they had their dad for minor and major household repairs, car problems and just about anything else that needed repaired. He liked carpentry work and built his own home and one for each of his daughters.
Working is what he liked to do the best and he struggled with retirement. He began working at a very young age alongside his siblings on the family farm. In his younger days he often worked two jobs to support his young family. Some of which included working for his brother as a gas station attendant during the day and then, running movie projectors in the evening at the Madison Drive-In Theatre. In 1960 he moved his family from Boone County to Jackson County to begin his career with Kaiser Aluminum. He worked at the same facility until his retirement in 1999.
Billy Glen Caudill, a husband, brother, dad, papaw and as his great grandson, Isaiah, called him, Pappy B. will be missed by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Monzella (Walls) Caudill; daughters, Pam Casto (Ron) of Fairplain and Belinda Ramsey (Loyde) of Mount Alto; his adored grandchildren, Carisa Adkins (Dorsel), Josh Casto, Amy Hitt (Colin), Kendra Brown (Eric), Jimmy Knight (Jaime), Jared Casto (Michelle) and Andrea Mitchell (Jeff); great grandchildren, Isaiah Adkins, Cayden Adkins, Kira Brown, Ethan Brown, Evan Knight, Lazaro Rodriguez and baby Hitt, due to arrive in February; sisters, Edith Kitchen of Punta Gorda, FL, Rose Thompson of Madison, Lucille Miller (Leon) of Ripley, and Janice Price of Camp Creek, and many nieces and nephews and his puppy, which he named, Buddy.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to all who prayed for him or showed concern in any way. His family was his heart and he was theirs. They would also like to thank Dr. Snyder, the staffs at Jackson General Hospital and the Ravenswood Care Center and especially to his sister, Lucille for her devotion, special care and concern.
Service will be 7 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jeff Keffer officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service on Monday, at the funeral home. Committal and entombment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV.
Floranell (Russell) Banks, 68, of Mason, WV, passed away October 21, 2015, in Cabell-Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV, following an extended illness.
She was born September 12, 1947, in Point Pleasant, WV, a daughter of the late Elmer Kennyson and Eula Lee (Jones) Russell. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Richmond N. Banks, Sr.
She was a retired cook for Pemberton Township Schools in New Jersey with 20 years of service. She was a Baptist and enjoyed arts & crafts.
Survivors include her son; Richmond N. Banks, Jr. of Neptune Beach ,FL; brother, Thomas Russell of Mason, WV; sister, Susie Russell of Middleport, OH, and two grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29, 2015, at B.G. William C Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, N.J. Visitation will beThursday, October 29, 2015, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Moore Funeral Home, 371 Lakehurst Road, Browns Mills, N.J. 08015. Arrangements provided by Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
BROOKLYN KAY ROGERS
She was born August 17, 1998, in Ripley, WV, the daughter of Crystal Gail Donohew of Sandyville, WV, and Christopher Shawn Rogers of Evans, WV.
Brook was a senior at Ripley High School where she was a member of the FFA with plans of becoming a veterinary technician and was co-oping at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. She enjoyed writing and drawing. Brook was a typical tomboy and enjoyed riding 4-wheelers.
In addition to her parents, other survivors include brothers, Shawn Rogers of Evans, and Robert Zane Summers of Sandyville; stepparents, Bill Ferrebee of Sandyville, and Rose Beegle of Evans; stepbrothers, Conor Ferrebee of Sandyville and Brian Hunt of Evans; stepsisters, Savannah Ferrebee of Sandyville, Bre Matheny and Holli Chase both of Evans.
Paternal grandparents, Charles Rogers (Maureen) of Millwood; maternal grandparents, Marlene Faye Herdman and Bobby Herdman of Ripley and Rick and Louanne Donohew of Evans; Paternal great grandparents, Reba Faye Hackney of Cottageville, and Wanda and Vincent Rogers of Charleston.
Maternal great grandparents, Melvin and Opal Donohew of Evans, Rossie and Betty Parsons of Ripley; step grandparents, Bill and Barb Ferrebee of Sandyville; aunts and uncles, Amber Herdman, Josh Donohew, Ashley Donohew, Heather Rogers, Ethan Rogers, Jordan Rogers and several cousins and other extended family members..
Her paternal grandmother, Iris Kay Derrick and an uncle, Shawn Robert Herdman, preceded her in death.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, October 26, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Lawrence Conger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
He was born November 28, 1925, in Newberne, Gilmer County, WV, a son of the late Alvin M. “A.M.” and Ora Mae (Kirkpatrick) Clevenger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Maysel, in 1992; brothers, Avon, Berlin, Hubert, Ruble, Alvin and Clifford Clevenger; sisters, Leo Goff, Ruby Wright, Zela Eckert and Clara Jordan.
He was a United States Marine Corp veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church and enjoyed hunting and gardening. He began working for American Electric Power Company’s Cabin Creek Plant, Kanawha County, in 1948, transferring to the Philip Sporn Plant in 1957, where he retired in 1988, following 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 140, in New Haven, and a member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics in New Haven.
Survivors include his wife, Iris Joanne (Reese) Horn Clevenger, whom he married in 1996; daughter, Charlotte (Bobby Joe) Roush of New Haven; son, Larry (Teresa) Clevenger of Mason; stepdaughter, Sherry (Bob) Poole of Evans; stepson James (Brenda) Puccio of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Melissa Roush, Donna (Allen) Plants, Chris (Jenny) Clevenger, Jonathan Porter, Jason Porter, R.J. (Sarah) Roush, Brittany (Bill) Chambers, Kayla (Steve) Defren, Allison Poole, Ericka (Carl) Sigley, and Mario Puccio; great-grandchildren, Brycen Patrick, Bradley Roush, Jaelyn and Jacob Plants, Lily and Zoey Roush, Carson and Raelee Chambers, Joah and Tanner Defren, Trevor and Peyton Sigley, and Mia and Megan Puccio; also several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express gratitude and many thanks to the nurses and staff of Pleasant Valley Home Health and Hospice, Dr. Dayal, Holzer Hospital, and special caregivers, Jackie Paugh, Kathy Dailey, and Sue Zurcher, who all provided such loving and compassionate care.
Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV with Rev. Annette Carper and Rev. Jerry Clevenger officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens, Letart, WV, with military honors provided by American Post Legion Post #140 New Haven, W.V. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILLIAM HENRY “BILL” DURST
He was born March 25, 1931, in Leon, WV, a son of the late James Wilbur and Edna Mae (Blume) Durst. His brothers, James Durst, Dallas R. Durst and Roy Hall, and sister, Ora Mae Hunt also preceded him in death.
He was a United States Army Korean War era veteran and served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Bill was a former heavy equipment operator, then a supervisor in surface mining in West Virginia and Kentucky. He enjoyed golfing, building and mechanics. He was a Christian and most recently attended the Ravenswood Church of God.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Kathern Frances (Sargent) Durst; daughters, Cathy Durst Swaney (Larry) of Summerfield, NC, and Lisa K. Simmons of Ripley; son, William Joe “Billy” Durst (Cheryl) of Evans; grandchildren, Mindy Judge, Joey Judge, Nathan Judge, Adam Skeen, Shannon Skeen and Jacob Durst; great grandchildren, Hanah Judge, Alyssa Judge, Evan Judge, Jackson Judge, Nathia Skeen and Katy Skeen; brother, Albert Durst (Mary) of Leon, and sisters, Ethel Hartley of Point Pleasant, and Erma Kapp (Bob) of Columbus, OH.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2015, at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Charles Sargent and Pastor Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Creston Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
GARLAND O. GIBBS
Garland O. Gibbs, 73, of Mason, WV, passed away October 7, 2015, in Charleston Area Medical Center, Teays Valley branch, following an extended illness.
He was born September 27, 1942, in Hartford, WV, a son of the late Charles R. and Sadie Louise (Kearns) Gibbs. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Cecil, Charles, John, Tom and Garry Gibbs; sister, Florence Warth.
He was a coal miner and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He attended the Church of Christ in Christian Union, Hartford, WV.
Survivors include a son; James (Tawna) Gibbs of Gallipolis Ferry; daughters, Wanda (Randy) Smith of Hartford, WV and Wendy (Larry) Tucker of Pomeroy, OH; brothers, Hubert Gibbs of New Haven and Denver “Butch” (Connie)
Gibbs of Hartford; sisters, Virginia Mae Patterson and Brenda Warth both of Hartford, Donna (Roy) Neece of Middleport, OH; sisters in law Reba Gibbs and Deloris Gibbs both of Hartford; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Union Cemetery, Letart, WV, with Pastor Chris Neece officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Foglesong Funeral Home, Mason, WV.
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