August 1947 Obituaries

Charles F. HILL

        Funeral services were held at the Emma Chapel Church on Monday afternoon for Charles F. HILL, widely known citizen who died at his home at Eleanor on Saturday morning. Mr. HILL, a native and long time resident of Jackson County, was a frequent visitor in Ripley and had many friends and acquaintances here who were grieved when they learned of his passing. He was a native of the Given section and lived there for many years before moving to Putnam County. The widow, one son and a daughter are among the survivors. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Elizabeth Eleanor HINZMAN

        Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Eleanor HINZMAN, 69, were held from the United Brethren Church at Gay on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock with the Rev. L. C. THOMPSON in charge and burial was in the EVANS Cemetery there. Vail Undertakers had charge of the funeral arrangements. Mrs. HINZMAN who had been in failing health for some time, died suddenly at her home near Gay on Thursday afternoon from a heart attack. Although in ill health her death had not been expected. Her only survivor is A. L. HINZMAN, of Gay who is a half-brother. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)


Paul BUSH

        Funeral services for Paul BUSH, 73, were held from the Moss Chapel Church on Thursday and burial was in the church cemetery. Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley had charge of the funeral arrangements. Mr. BUSH died suddenly at his home Tuesday evening of a heart attack. He was stricken as he sat at the table partaking of the evening meal and died within a few minutes.

        He had been suffering from heart disease for some time but was thought to be improving. The widow and two children, Agee BUSH of Dunbar and Mrs. Russell FERGUSON of Rock Castle, 6 grandchildren and a brother, Wade BUSH of Dunbar are among the survivors. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)


Aley L. SMITH

        Funeral services for Aley L. SMITH, 87, were held from the Vail Funeral Home in Ripley on Thursday afternoon and burial was in the SHINN Cemetery. Mr. SMITH died suddenly at his Foster Chapel home on Tuesday from a heart attack. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pricy M. SMITH and Mrs. Marinda C. STEWART, both of Evans; one son, Aley L. SMITH Jr. of Ripley, 28 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)

Aley L. SMITH

        Aley L. SMITH, son of William and Miranda (WILLIAMSON) SMITH, was born in Pike County, Ky., Feb 13, 1860, departed this life July 22, 1947, aged 87 years, 5 months and 9 days. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ellen LYNCH and to this union were born the following children: one son, A. L. SMITH Jr. of Ripley; four daughters, Mrs. I. J. SMITH and Mrs. E. A. STEWART, both of Evans. Two daughters preceded him in death, Mrs. E. H. KNOPP and Mrs. V. V. LATHEY.

        Four step-children also survive him: R. M. KIDD of Ripley, Mary BURCHETT of Portsmouth, Ohio, Dona POCHARD of Columbus, Ohio and Arza ESTEP of Dunbar. One brother, James Albert SMITH of Shiloh, Ohio, survives. He also is survived by a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at the Vail Funeral Home at Ripley on July 25, with Rev. I. J. MCCOLLUM of Cottageville officiating. Interment was made in the SHINN Cemetery near Fairplain. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Aug 1947)


Miss Anna Dale CASTO

        Miss Anna Dale CASTO, 28, formerly of Ripley, died at her home in Dunbar on Thursday after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Charleston Sunday with Rev. Hobson D. FISHER in charge and the body was brought to the Fairplain Cemetery for burial. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)


Robert Glen CARMICHAEL

        Robert Glen CARMICHAEL son of D. L. and Neta CARMICHAEL, was born November 23, 1919, and departed this life June 29, 1947, aged 27 years, 7 months and 6 days. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Dorothy ANGUS on April 5, 1941, and to this union was born twin daughters, Sylvia Ann, who died in infancy, and Shirley Ann, who survives.

        In addition to the above named he is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. CARMICHAEL of Belpre, Ohio, and the following brothers and sisters: David L. of Ravenswood, Mrs. Ila SCHIFER of Bucyrus, Ohio, Denver of Ripley, Charles of Belpre, Ohio, Warren of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mrs. Madaline HICKLE of Kenna and Mary and Joe at home. He entered the US Navy on Sept. 12, 1944 and received his honorable discharge Feb. 14, 1946. He served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres of war and circled the globe during his time in service. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)


Esther APLIN THOMAS

        Esther APLIN THOMAS was born August 2, 1864 in Hocking County, Ohio. At the age of six she, with her parents Mr. and Mrs. William APLIN moved to West Virginia and located near Gay where she lived until 24 years ago when with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. EVANS, moved to Ripley where she lived the remainder of her life.

        About the year 1873 (?) she was united in marriage to Thomas WAYBRIGHT. To this union two children were born, William WAYBRIGHT, of Gay Route, and Mrs. W. L. EVANS of Ripley. Later in life she was united in marriage to George THOMAS. To this union one daughter was born, who preceded her in death.

        She leaves to mourn their loss one son Mr. William WAYBRIGHT, one daughter, Mrs. W. L. EVANS, 9 grandchildren, Mrs. Thelma OLDHAM, Mrs. Freda LLOYD, Mrs. Elva PARRISH, Mrs. Esther DICKESS, Mrs. Ruth HYRE, Mrs. Marie WAYBRIGHT, Edra, James and Wayne WAYBRIGHT, and 18 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 1 Aug 1947)


Charles Edward RHODES

        Funeral services for Charles Edward RHODES, 53, of Gay, who died in a Parkersburg hospital on Thursday, were held from the Methodist Church at Gay Sunday morning with Rev. J. F. CUNNINGHAM officiating and interment was in the cemetery there. Parsons Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements for the funeral and burial.

        He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Winnie RHODES; 8 daughters, Mrs. Ruth WHITED of Parkersburg,, Mrs. Ruby HARPER of Parkersburg, Mrs. Reba/Reva HARPER of Parkersburg, and Mrs. Goldie LANGFITT, all of Parkersburg, Mrs. Radd (Reda) STALNAKER of Vincent, Ohio and Mrs. Naomi/Mamie WHITED of Parkersburg, Mrs. Dorothy WHITED and Miss Esther RHODES, all at home, and three sons, Ray/Roy of Gay, Willard and Orland RHODES, all at home. Also surviving are three sisters, 4 brothers and 14 grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri. 8 Aug 1947)

Charles Edward RHODES

        Charles Edward RHODES, son of Gordon and Pheba RHODES was born May 17, 1894, departed this life Aug 1, 1947, aged 53 years, 2 months and 14 days. He was united in marriage to Winnie BOARD on Jan. 9, 1916 and to this union 12 children were born. One died in infancy, the rest survive, along with his mother, Mrs. Pheba RHODES. (Jackson Herald, 15 Aug 1947)


Jasper H. CASTO

        Funeral services will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Moss Chapel Church near Rockcastle for Jasper H. CASTO, 71 year old farmer, who died in a Charleston hospital Monday afternoon. Mr. CASTO had been ill only a few weeks and was taken to the hospital several days ago but his condition failed to improve. The body was brought to the Vail Mortuary in Ripley Monday where it was prepared for burial.

        Mr. CASTO, the son of the late McComas and Florence (STAATS) CASTO, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida (JOHNSON) CASTO; one daughter, Mrs. Mary KESSEL of Given, and three sons, Early CASTO of Given, Howard CASTO of Rockcastle and Kenneth CASTO of Bluefield. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Inez CASTO of Given and Mrs. Shirley HOLLAND of Minersville, Ohio, and five brothers, Clate CASTO of Liberty, Claremont CASTO of Evans, Okey CASTO of Raine, John CASTO of Ripley and Orville CASTO of Pollack, Missouri. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Viola BATTEN ANDERSON

        Death came peacefully late last Thursday afternoon to one of Ripley's oldest residence, Mrs. Viola BATTEN ANDERSON, who died at her Main Street home at the age of 85 years. She had been ill a long time and her condition had been critical for several days and death was expected. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Ward W. HARVEY in charge and burial was in the family plot in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Together with her late husband, William W. ANDERSON, she operated the Anderson Hotel in Ripley and was one of the community's oldest citizens.

        Born near Gandeeville, Roane County, the daughter of Thomas and Rachel (GANDEE) BATTEN, she was a direct descendent of Jesse HUGHES, the heroic Indian fighter. Her husband preceded her in death in 1936, and her only survivors are three nephews, Auville BATTEN of Ripley, Otho BATTEN of Pikeville, Ky. and Fred BATTEN of Parkersburg, and one great-nephew, Dr. James BATTEN of South Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Aug 1947)


Carolyn Louise CARPENTER

        Carolyn Louise CARPENTER, 3 year old daughter of Elsie CARPENTER, of Ripley, died on Wednesday morning of last week and the funeral service was held at the Vail Funeral Home on Friday with Rev. P. E. VANDERCOY of the Baptist Temple in charge and burial was in the Salt Hill Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Aug 1947)


Elizabeth Ellen (PARSONS) HINZMAN

        Elizabeth Ellen (PARSONS) HINZMAN, the daughter of Marcus and Loma PARSONS, was born Dec. 25, 1877, died July 24, 1947, aged 69 years, 6 months and 29 days. She was united in marriage to Cyrus L. HINZMAN and to this union no children were born. Otho H. WHITED was reared from early childhood by this union. Since the death of Cyrus L. HINZMAN she has made her home with Otho. One brother, Alvin B. PARSONS, preceded her in death. She is survived by one half-brother, A. L. HINZMAN, of Gay and a number of nephews and nieces. The funeral was held at Gay Church Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. L. C. THOMPSON in charge and burial was in the EVANS Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Aug 1947)


J. P. BUSH

        J. P. BUSH, son of Adam and Mary BUSH, was born at Fairplain, August 23, 1874, departed this life July 22, 1947, aged 72 years, 10 months and 29 days. He was united in marriage to Iva ROGERS on May 14, 1900. To this union the following children were born: Agee BUSH, of Dunbar and Faye ANDERSON of Rockcastle. He is also survived by one brother, A. W. BUSH, of Dunbar. One brother, E. C. BUSH preceded him in death about 3 years ago. The following grandchildren survive: Jene, Wanda, Paul and Nancy Carrol BUSH, of Dunbar, and Bobby FERGUSON of Rockcastle. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 8 Aug 1947)


Henry A. HILL

        Funeral services for Henry A. HILL, 65, a native of the Parchment community, were held from the Mt. Moriah Church on Stone Ridge near Ripley on Saturday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. HILL died on Thursday at his home at Flat Rock, Mason County, relatives here said. He had been engaged in farming in that county for a number of years. He is survived by a daughter and Circuit Clerk C. A. HILL is a nephew. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Aug 1947)


Sharon Louise KOONTZ

        Funeral and burial services for Sharon Louise KOONTZ, 11 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Denna KOONTZ of Kenna, who died Saturday evening at the family home, were held on Sunday with burial in the KOONTZ family cemetery. The Vail Undertakers had charge of the arrangements. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Aug 1947)


Lenox Armstrong WOLFE

        Lenox Armstrong WOLFE. At 6:00 O'clock last Saturday morning citizens of Ripley learned that "Uncle Lenox WOLFE" had died. He was Ripley's oldest male resident who was in his 95th year and was going strong until a short three or four weeks ago. Born March 4, 1853 and had lived through four great wars, the Civil War, Spanish American War, and the two World Wars.

        Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. P. E. VANDERCOY and burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Lydia WOLFE, with whom he lived; a half-brother, Holly WOLFE of Millwood; two half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie ANDERSON of Plum Orchard and Mrs. Dora WRIGHT of Charleston, one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 15 Aug 1947)

Lenox Armstrong WOLFE

        Lenox Armstrong WOLFE, son of Mr. and Mrs. George WOLFE ws born March 4, 1853, departed this life Aug 9, 1947 at his home in Ripley, aged 94 years, 5 months and 5 days. On Nov. 30, 1875 he was united in marriage to Martha Virginia CASTO, who preceded him in death ten years ago. To this union one child was born, Sarah Lyddie WOLFE, and also left to survive is one grandchild and three great-grandchildren, all of Ripley. Also two half-sisters, Mrs. Bessie ANDERSON of Staats Mills, one half-brother, Holly WOLFE of Millwood, and a host of other relatives. (Jckson Herald, Fri., 22 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Mattie B. GREENE

        Mrs. Mattie B. GREENE, 75, wife of P. C. GREENE, widely known farmer of the Kenna section, died suddenly at St. Joseph's Hosptial in Parkersburg last Thursday evening. She had undergone an operation several days previously and was believed to be recovering satisfactorily until a short time before her death when her condition became critical.

        The body was brought to the Vail Mortuary in Ripley and prepared for burial and was taken to the Kenna home Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Kenna Sunday afternoon with the Rev. E. E. WHITE of the Dudley Avenue Baptist Church of Parkersburg in charge and burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery.

        Mrs. GREENE, who was a daughter of Michael and Emily MCCOY CROW, leaves her husband; two sons, Carroll GREENE of Kenna and Victor GREENE of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Agnes WASKEY of Sandyville; one brother, William CROW of Silverton, and three grandchildren, Benny, Martha and Mary Jo GREENE. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Aug 1947)


Ray Edward BARR

        Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at Rockcastle for Ray Edward BARR, 27 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. BARR, who died at the family residence on Leon RFD on Sunday. The Rev. Mr. BUMGARDNER had charge of the service and the Vail Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Survivors include the parents; two brothers, Robert and Delbert; one sister, Louise; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. SAYRE of Leon, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Flora (BARR) CASTO of Rockcastle. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Sarah Ann (ROWLEY) WOLFE

        Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Ann (ROWLEY) WOLFE, 78 year old widow of the late Abraham WOLFE, were held from the Given United Brethren Church on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Robert BUMGARDNER in charge and burial was in the WOLFE family cemetery near Given. The Vail Undertakers had charge of the arrangements for the funeral and burial. Mrs. WOLFE died at her home at Given on Sunday.

        She was a native of Jackson County, a daughter of the late Calvin and Sarah (GARRETT) ROWLEY. Her husband, Abraham WOLFE, preceded her in death a number of years ago. Survivors include two daughters, Delpha WOLFE of Dunbar and Mrs. Clara BUSH of Red House; four sons, Floyd WOLFE of Dunbar, James WOLFE of Ripley, Virgil and Parker WOLFE, both of Given; one sister, Myrtle BUSH of Given, and a brother Charles ROWLEY of Charleston, and 27 grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Aug 1947)

Sarah Ann (ROWLEY) WOLFE

        Sarah Ann (ROWLEY) WOLFE was born Nov. 28, 1868, departed this life Aug. 17, 1947, aged 78-8-20, daughter of Calvin and Sarah ROWLEY. She was united in marriage to Abraham WOLFE and to this union 8 children were born; Floyd, James, Virgil, Delpha, Parker and Clara survive. She was preceded in death by her husband and two children, Lloyd and Boyd. She leaves 27 grandchildren, 1 brother, Charles ROWLEY of Charleston, and one sister, Myrtle BUSH of Given. Also surviving are four step-children, Elbert WOLFE of Huntington, Minnie FISHER of Iowa and Hattie FISHER of Liberty. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Bidda Ann YOUNG

        Bidda Ann YOUNG, 72, died Friday morning in her home at Adena, Ohio following a lengthy illness. The deceased was born in Monroe County on July 19, 1875, the daughter of Alfred and Lucinda (JEFFERS) WALTERS. She was united in marriage to George YOUNG on Nov. 19, 1904. Surviving besides her husband are two children, Darrel YOUNG of Flushing, Ohio RFD and Mrs. Holly CHEUVRONT of Brewster, Ohio. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Earnest CHEUVRONT of Adena, Ohio and Mrs. Ida CAMPBELL of Parkersburg. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Lena Murial BURDETTE DELONG

        Ill for two weeks with Rocky Mountain Tick Fever, Mrs. Lena Murial BURDETTE DELONG, of Murraysville, died last Saturday at a Parkersburg Hospital. She was 51 years old. The death was the first in several years in this section to be caused by tick fever. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Ebenezer Church with the Rev. J. M. FOX of Ravenswood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Chambers-Kyger Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. DELONG was born April 26, 1896 in Wood County, the daughter of C. H. and Cora Virginia (LOGSTON) BURDETTE.

        She was married in June 1915 and had been a member of the Ebenezer Church since she was a young girl. Surviving are her husband, George G. DELONG; her mother, Mrs. C. H. BURDETTE, four sons, Cyril and Paul of Murraysville; two sisters, Mrs. Clara PIFER of Murraysville and Mrs. Audrey FIFER of Weirton; five brothers, Lloyd BURDETTE of Murraysville, Everett W., Leonard and Lawrence BURDETTE, all of Parkersburg, and Michael BURDETTE of Weirton, and five grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 22 Aug 1947)


Oshel KOONTZ

        Funeral services for Oshel KOONTZ, farmer of the Kenna section of the county, were held from the Watts Chapel Church on Sunday morning and burial was in the KOONTZ family cemetery on Dudeon. Mr. KOONTZ had been ill for several weeks and relatives said that death had been expected several days prior to last Thursday night when he died at his home.

        Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Freda KOONTZ, three sons, Daras, Oshel Jr. and John Thomas KOONTZ, all at home, three daughters, Mrs. Frances HARRIS of Sissonville, Mrs. Lillian FISHER of Charleston and Mrs. Edith CRANK of Dunbar, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen KOONTZ of Charleston, three brothers, Basil and Herman, both of Charleston, and Coy, of Oklahoma, and two sisters, Mrs. Goldie FISHER of Charleston and Mrs. Gatha SPROUSE of Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Captain Lee Camden KNOTTS

        Funeral services were held at the Chambers-Kyger Funeral Home in Ravenswood Sunday afternoon for Captain Lee Camden KNOTTS, 73, a brother-in-law of Sheriff Charles E. BAKER, and the body ws brought to the Independence Cemetery at Sandyville for burial. The Rev. Holmes A. SPENCER of West Palm Beach, Florida was in charge of the service. Capt. KNOTTS, who had retired from the US Army, died at the Veterans Hospital in Dayton, Ohio last Thursday.

        A resident of Columbus, he began his active career as a school teacher in Jackson County and joined the US Army during the Spanish American War and then made the Army his career. Following his service in the Spanish American War he served many months in World War I with the rank of Major, and retired several years ago after 42 years of service with the US Army. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della (BAKER) KNOTTS; three daughters, Mrs. Lloyd HECK of Baltimore, Mrs. I. G. HECTOR of Charleston and Mrs. W. A. JONES of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Joe B. KNOTTS of Bethlehem, Pa. and J. S. KNOTTS of Columbus, Ohio, and by six grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Effie RADER BOARD

        The funeral services for Mrs. Effie RADER BOARD, 69, of Ravenswood who died Wednesday at the Ravenswood hospital, were held from the Chambers-Kyger Funeral Home Friday afternoon with the Rev. James HUTCHINSON of Phillipi in charge and burial was in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Mrs. BOARD was born March 6, 1878 and was a life long member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one half-sister, Mrs. Essie STANLEY of New Cumberland, WV; a half-brother, Edgar RADER of Dearborn, Michigan; a nephew, Edward Rader DRAKE of Columbus, Ohio, and 4 cousins, D. E. COLE, Miss Flossie COLE and Mrs. Maude SEAMAN, all of Ravenswood and Emmett Rader BOARD of Pittsburgh. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Hubert C. FABER

        Funeral services for Hubert C. FABER, 67, were held from the Emma Chapel Church on Saturday with Rev. Hobson D. FISHER in charge and burial was in the family plot in the church cemetery. Mr. FABER, a widely known farmer of Jackson and Kanawha counties and until recently a resident of the Stone Ridge community near Ripley, died at the home of a daughter in Dunbar last Thursday following a long illness. He was born March 2, 1880, a son of John H. and Mary (CORBIN) FABER on Grass Lick near the home of his maternal grandfather, Oliver Perry CORBIN, who was one of the pioneer settlers in that section of Jackson County.

        On August 21, 1903, which was just 44 years to the day prior to his death, he married Ida FISHER, who died suddenly in March 1916. Surviving are four children, Merle of Chicago, Darrell of Akron, Myron of Charleston, and May of Dunbar; four sisters, Mrs. Henry SLAWTER of Kenna, Mrs. W. H. VICKERS of Elk View, Mrs. R. L. BIRD of Charleston and Mrs. Frank YOST of Pt. Pleasant; six brothers, H. O. FABER of Sissonville, H. T. FABER of Kenna, Dovenor FABER of Morgantown, R. H. FABER and Dr. George B. FABER of Mt. Sterling, Ohio, and Corbett L. FABER of Cortland, Ohio. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Parker HAYNES

        Relatives here received notice that Parker HAYNES, 43 year old son of the late F. L. HAYNES of Sandyville, was accidently electrocuted in Akron when he came in contact with a hot wire while working for a power company in that city. Just a few days previous his brother, Russell HAYNES, who is employed by an electric power company in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin was seriously burned when he came in contact with a live wire but is recovering and was discharged from the hospital about the same time that his brother was killed in Akron.

        The survivors include the mother, Mrs. Flora HAYNES, who now lives at Petersburg; a sister, Mrs. Helen (HAYNES) FISHER of Petersburg and one brother, Russell HAYNES of Wisconsin. The funeral service was held on Thursday Aug 7, at the Billows Chapel in Akron and burial was in the Rose......... Memorial Park in Akron. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


John Lewis ARCHER

        John Lewis ARCHER, 59, a native of Sandyville and an employee of the Ames-Baldwin Company in Parkersburg for the past 35 years, died at St. Joseph's Hospital Monday evening within a few minutes after he was taken ill. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


William Asbury CASTO

        Funeral services for William Asbury CASTO, 79 years old, were held from the Otterbein Church on Monday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. MCCOLLUM in charge and burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. CASTO died at his home in Evans on Sunday after an illness of one year.

        Surviving are the widow, Nellie CASTO; three daughters, Mrs. Fannie MCCOY of South Charleston, Mrs. June OLIVER of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Mrs. Camaretta HOSCHAR of Wellsville, Ohio; three sons, Gus CASTO of Cottageville, Denzil and Leonard CASTO, both of Wheeling; five sisters, Mrs. Annie SCARBERRY of Evans, Mrs. Lillie STOVER of Evans, Mrs. Bertha LIEVING of Akron, Mrs. Luella FLOWERS of Columbus, Ohio, and Vennie CASTO of Cottageville; two brothers, Wall CASTO and Earl CASTO both of Evans, 21 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Eliza (MCCLARY) HUME

        Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza (MCCLARY) HUME, 81, who died at her home near Evans on Saturday were held from the Creston Church on Monday afternoon with the Rev. I. J. MCCOLLUM officiating and burial was in the family cemetery. Survivors include two brothers, J. W. MCCLARY of Evans and B. S. W. MCCLARY of LeSage, and a sister, Mrs. Julia MOORE of Evans. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Mrs. Tracy (SUCK) ASHCRAFT

        Funeral services for Mrs. Tracy (SUCK) ASHCRAFT, 66, who died at her home in Parkersburg on Tuesday of last week, were held at the Leavitt Funeral Home there on Thursday with burial in the Mt. Olivett Cemetery. Mrs. ASHCRAFT was born in St. Marys, the daughter of A. and Catherine (REESE) SUCK. Prior to moving to Parkersburg in 1929 she was a resident of Coolville.

        She is survived by her husband, W. H. ASHCRAFT; three sons, T. Brady, Josiah H. and Mandeville L. ASHCRAFT, all of Parkersburg; one daughter, Mrs. Warren A. PAULUS of Parkersburg; four brothers, E. F. SUCK of Silverton, Theodore SUCK of Ravenswood, John SUCK of Pittsburgh and Cecil SUCK of Allentown, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles CURRY of Parkersburg and Mrs. G. W. BURDETTE of Phillipi, and four grandchildren. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Elbert Eatheen JACOBS

        Elbert Eatheen JACOBS, beloved son of Golden D. and Osa Ilda (PULLINS) JACOBS, was born Oct. 29, 1931 in Mason County and departed this life following an illness of several months on Aug. 1, 1947, age 15-9-3. The parents moved to Ohio when Elbert was 27 months of age, and since that time have lived in or near Highland County. The last school term he was unable to attend because of illness and the loss of his left limb.

        He leaves father and mother, three brothers, Tommy, Valcie and James Carroll JACOBS, all at home, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Thomas (and Rachel SMITH) PULLINS, of Evans and several other near relatives to mourn their loss. (Allen Thomas son of Charles Henry and Elmira (COSSIN) PULLINS. Elmira daughter of Allen and Mariah (KING) COSSIN.) (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


SOUTHALL Infant

        Funeral services for the one day old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd SOUTHALL of Ripley were held at the home Friday with the Rev. W. W. HARVEY in charge and burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. (Jackson Herald, Fri., 29 Aug 1947)


Transcribed from microfilm by Betty Kessel McIntyre

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