Obits for Casto, Cobb & Taylor Related Families


Obituaries and Funeral Home Memory cards

The following obituaries and funeral cards were cut out and saved by my Grandmother, Reva Opal Cobb Taylor. She saved the obituary but did not note the date on most. Some of the obituaries were printed in the newspaper with spelling errors and I did not make any corrections. These obituaries are most likely from one of the Charleston newspapers or maybe the Jackson County paper. She was living in Cross Lanes/Tyler Mountain so most likely a Charleston Paper.
Contributed by
Lena Taylor McKee
myhrtisnwv@gmail.com



WILLIAM J. TAYLOR
William J. Taylor, retired merchant of Belle Grove, Jackson County, died yesterday at the home of a son, Omer Taylor of Seventh avenue following a short illness
He had live in Charleston 12 years.;
Surviving are six other sons, L.A., Jesse, F.M., H.C., and J.P. Taylor, all of Charleston and J.M. Taylor of Belle Grove; six daughters, Mrs. Lilly Daugherty of Belle Grove; Mrs. Cora Cobb, Buffalo; Mrs. Iva Garbett, Alcott; Mrs. Eva Pickens, Sandyville; Mrs. Corda Whited, Ohio, and Mrs. Orlie Cobb, Charleston; 65 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren.
The body is at the Noble Long mortuary.

MRS. LOUCINDA TAYLOR
Funeral service for Mrs. Loucinda Taylor, 72, who died Wednesday night at her home in Seventh Avenue, will be held at ten o’clock this morning at the Mountain Mission. The Rev. Owen Clendenin will officiate. Burial will be in the Fisher cemetery near Sissonville.
Mrs. Taylor is survived by her husband William Taylor; six daughters, Mrs. Lilly Dowdy of Bell Groe, Mrs. Cora Cobb and Mrs. Orlie Cobb of Charleston, Mrs. Icie Garbet of Boone County, Mrs. Corda Whited of Belle and Mrs. Eva Pickens of West Charleston, and seven sons, L.A. Taylor, Jesse Taylor, F.M. Taylor, H.C. Taylor, J.P. Taylor and Homer (Omer) Taylor of Charleston and James Taylor of Belle Grove.

Opal Taylor
Reva Opal Taylor, 83, of Cross Lanes, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1992, at home after a long illness.
She was a native of Jackson County and a 53-year resident of Cross Lanes. She was a member of Rock Branch Independent Church and the Ladies Aid.
Surviving: husband, Omer, sons, Estel, Earl and Donald of Cross Lanes; sisters, Mabel Young and Sybil Wheatherholt, of Sissonville, Myrtle “Toots” Gibson of Belle; brother, Clair “Joe” Cobb of Stanton, Va. 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 pm. Tuesday at Gatens Funeral Home, Poca.

MISS IVY ICIE TAYLOR DOWNEY (Charleston Daily Mail, 7 Sep 1982)
Miss Ivy Icie Downey, 86, of London, died Monday in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.
She was a member of Dixon Methodist Church.
Surviving: son, Romie Fletcher of London, brother, O.M. Taylor of Tyler Mountain; sister, Mrs. Orlie Cobb of Charleston, Mrs. Gordie Whited of Orlando, la, Mrs. Eva Pickens of Ripley, three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cook Funeral Home, Cedar Grove, with the Rev. Waid Kidd officiating. Burial will be in Jenkins Cemetery, Sissonville. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

FUNERAL MEMORY CARD
In Memory of
Mrs. Ivy Icie Downey
Date of Birth
May 1, 1896
Date of Death
September 6, 1982
Services From
Cook Funeral Home Chapel
Cedar Grove, W.Va.
Wednesday, September 8, 1982
At 11:00 a.m.
Clergy
The Rev. Waid Kidd
Final Resting Place
Jenkins Cemetery
Sissonville, WV
Arrangements by
George Cook unreal Home
Cedar Grove, W. VA

JESSE TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Jesse-76, of Charleston RFD 1, died yesterday at his home on Kanawha Two-Mile after a long illness. A retired farmer, he was a lifelong resident of this county. Surviving are his wife Ora: four sons, Ola, Opie, Ova and Oral Taylor of Kanawha Two-Mile: five brothers, Lee and J.P. of Kanawha Two-Mile, Ned of Florida and Omer of Tyler Mountain: six sisters, Mrs. Lillie Daughty of Belle Grove, Mrs. Cora Cobb of Malden, Mrs. Iva Garvert and Mrs. Orva Cobb of Charleston, Mrs. Eva Pickens of Ripley and Mrs. Corda Whitted of Gallipolis, Ohio: 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 2p.m tomorrow in Kanawha Two-Mile Gospel Tabernacle by Rev. Charles F. Scragg. Burial will be in Taylor Cemetery on Kanawha Two-Mile under direction of Cunningham mortuary.

OLA L. TAYLOR (son of Jesse Taylor)
Ola L. Taylor, 76, of Route 1, Box 379, Kanawha Two-Mile, died Monday in General Division, CAMC, after a long illness.
He was retired employee of Kanawha Block Co., and was a member of the Kanawha Two-Mile Gospel Tabernacle Church.
Surviving wife, Thelma Edens Taylor; sons, Gary Glen at home, Larry of Dunbar, Darrell, Danny, Herbert and Rick, all of Kanawha Two-Mile, Roger of Charleston; daughters, Mrs. Patsy Jackson of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Linda Sue Garrett of Sissonville, Mrs. Charlotte Wright of Rocky Fork; brothers , Ova Taylor and Oral Taylor, both of Kanawha Two-Mile; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

MRS. LILLIE DOUGHTY
Mrs. Lille Doughty, 84, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Ella Cobb of Dunbar, died last Saturday in Thomas Memorial Hospital.
She was the mother of Wilford of Tyler Heights and the sister of Omar (Omer) Taylor of Big Tyler Road.
Funeral Services were conducted Tuesday by the Rev. Mr. Leon Rhodes at the Tyler Heights United Methodist Church. Burial in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens was under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home.

WILLIAM ALONZO DOUGHTY (Lillie Taylor’s husband)
DOUGHTY, William Alonzo-83, of Kenna, Jackson County, Friday in Charleston Memorial Hospital, retired farmer. Surviving: widow Lillie; sons, Alert of Kenna and Wilford of Big Tyler Mountain; daughters, Mrs. John Nelson of Ravenswood, Mrs. Luda Cummings of Kenna and Mrs. Artmas Cobb of Dunbar; half-brothers, Henry Doughty of Akron, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Louis Casto of Charleston; half-sisters, Mrs. Boyd of Staats Mills, Mrs. Netra Fields of Sissonville, Mrs. Opal Rhodes of Harrisonville, Ohio, Mrs. Neil Rhodes of Sissonville, Mrs. Stella Morris of Florida, Mrs. Virginia Rhodes of Ripley. Body at Cunningham Funeral Home.

LEE A. TAYLOR
TAYLOR, Lee A. – 90, of Kanawha Two-Mile, Sunday in Southern Hills Hospital; Retired farmer, and member of Untied Brethren Church. Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Gracie Raines and Mrs. Thelma Skeen, both of Charleston, Mrs. Amy Garrett of Kanawha Two-Mile and Mrs. Ethel Landers of St. Albans; sons, Charles H. and Willis, both of Charleston, Wilfred of Kanawha Two-mile and Otis of Tyler Heights; sisters, Mrs. Cora Cobb of Georges Creek, Mrs. Ivy Downey and Mrs. Orla Cob, both of Charleston, Mrs. Eva Pickens of Ripley and Mrs. Corda Whited of Orlando, Fla.; brothers, F.M. of Orlando, Fla., John P. of Kanawha Two-Mile, and O.M. of Tyler Heights. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Long-Fisher Funeral Home, Taylor Cemetery, Kanawha Two-Mile.

Mrs. Gracie Gay Taylor Raines, 77, of 908 Mel St. died Tuesday at home after a long illness.
She was a member of Charleston Mountain Mission and lived most of her life in Kanawha County.
Surviving: husband, Howard B.; sons, H. Glenville of Red House, Denver Ray of Bluefield; Daughter, Minerva Ellen Tinsley of Charleston; brothers, Charles H. Taylor of Charleston, Otis Taylor of Tyler Mountain, Willis Taylor of Kanawha Two-Mile; sisters, Thelma Skeen of Lakeland, Fla., Ethel Landers of Point Pleasant, Amy Garrett of Charleston; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Service will be 1 pm Thursday in Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles F. Scraggs officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4p.m and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

FRANCIS MARION “NED” TAYLOR
Mr. Francis Marion Taylor, 94, 3818 Laguna Drive, Orlando, died Saturday. Born in West Virginia, he moved to Orlando from there I 1950. He was a carpenter and a Protestant, Survivors: sons, Herbert Taylor, Denvil C. Taylor, both of Charleston, W.Va.; sisters, Mrs. Iva Downey, Charleston; Mrs. Eva Pickens, Sandyville, W.Va, Mrs. Corda Whited, Orlando; two grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral home, Orlando. Orlando, Fla- F.M. “Ned” Taylor, 94, of Orlando, la., formerly of Charleston, died Saturday at home.Surviving: sons, Herbert and Denville, both of Orlando; sisters, Mrs. Iva Downey and Mrs. Orlie Cobb, both o Charleston, W.Va., Corda Whited of Orlando; brother, O.M. of Tyler Mountain, W.Va.; two grandchildren. Service and burial will be Tuesdays on Orlando.

Funeral Memory Card
In Memory of
JESSE WILLIS TAYLOR

Date of birth
JULY 26, 1901
Entered Into Rest
MARCH 13, 1989
Time and Place of Services
WED. MARCH 15, 1989, 3:00 PM
CUNNINGHAM-PARKER-JOHNSON
FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL
Clergyman Officiating
REV. WILLIAM LAYNE JR.
Place of Interment
FLORAL HILLS GARDEN O MEMORIES
POCATALICO WEST VIRGINIA
Arrangements By
CUNNINGHAM-PARKER-JOHNSON
FUNERAL HOME
CHARLESTON WEST VIRGINIA

Funeral Memory Card
IN MEMORY OF
Rachel Minerva Taylor
BORN
FEBRUARY 5, 1880
DIED
AUGUST 2, 1954
SERVICES FROM
RESIDENCE
CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING
REV. T.W.HAYES
FINAL RESTING PLACE
TAYLOR CEMETERY
FUNERAL CONDUCTED BY
LONG-JOHNSON-FISHER
FUNERAL HOME

Funeral Memory Card
In Memory of
JAMES W. TAYLOR
Born
JULY 26, 1901
Died
OCTOBER 25, 1982
Services From
LONG & FISHER FUNERAL CHAPEL
POCATALICO, W.VA.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1982
AT 1:00 P.M.
Clergyman officiating
REV. WILLIAM LAYNE, JR.
Final Resting Place
FLORAL HILLS GARDENS OF MEMORIES
POCATALICO, W. VA.
Services in care of
LONG & FISHER FUNERAL HOME, INC.
POCATALICO, W.VA.

Funeral Memory Card
In Memory of
Mrs. Virgie Omie Taylor
Born
FEBRUARY 22, 1902
Died
SEPTEMBER 11, 1973
Place and Time of Service
SERVICE 3:00 P.M. THURSDAY
CUNNINGHAM CHAPEL
Clergyman
REV. WILLIAM LAYNE
Place of Interment
FLORAL HILLS GARDENS OF MEMORIES
Arrangements
CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME

Funeral Memory Card
In Memory of
MRS. EVA CELESTA PICKENS
MARCH 4, 1902-JUNE 25, 1989
Services
PARSONS FUNERAL HOME
JUNE 27, 1989
11:00 A.M.
REV. CREEL KERNS & REV. CRIS RANDOLPH
Interment
MT. HOPE CEMETERY
Directed By
PARSONS FUNERAL HOME

EVA C. PICKENS
SANDYVILLE – MRS. EVA C. PICKENS, 87, of Sandyville, Jackson County, died June 25, 1989, in Elder Care, Ripley, after a long illness. She was a homemaker.
Surviving: son, Robert L. of Buffalo; daughter, Olive Beach of Sandyville; brother, Omer M. Taylor of Cross Lanes; sister, Corda Whited of De Land Fla; 19 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
Service will be 11 a.m. today at Parsons Funeral Home, Ripley, with the Rev. Creel Kerns and the Rev. Chris Randolph officiating Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Sandyville.

BRYAN JENNINGS PICKENS
PICKENS, Jennings Bryan -58, of Sandyville, Jackson County, died Monday in Charleston Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was a farmer and an employee of the State Road Commission. Surviving are his widow, Eva; a son Robert of Ripley; two daughters, Mrs. Geneva Guthrie of St. Albans and Mrs. Olive Beach of Sandyville; four brothers, McKinley of Illinois, Square of East Liverpool, Ohio, Virgil of Canton, Ohio, and Lovelle of Ravenswood; a sister, Mrs. Lindalle Billsworth of Ohio; 15 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

ORLIE TAYLOR COBB
Mrs. Orlie Ammis Taylor Cobb, 89, of 1045 Mountain Road, died March 25, 1987, in General Division, CAMC, after a short illness.
She was a Protestant and was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.
Surviving sons, Virgil C. of San Diego, Garland C. of Charleston, Robert C. of Louisville, Ky; daughters, Gathie M. Silffies and Jennie Kiser, both of St. Albans, brother, Omar (Omer) Taylor of Tyler Mountain, sisters, Corda Wited of Orland, Fla., Eva Pickens of Robertsburg; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Service will be 3 p.m. Friday in Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Charles Riecks officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may cll from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9p.m today at the funeral home.

Funeral Memory Card
In Memory of
Orlie Annis Taylor Cobb
Date of Birth
AUGUST 10, 1898
Date of Death
MARCH 25, 1987
Time and Place of Service
FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1987, 3:00 P.M.
CUNNINGHAM-PARKER-JOHNSON CHAPEL
Clergyman
REV. J. CHARLES RIECKS
Place of Interment
TYLER MOUNTAIN GARDENS
Arrangements
CUNNINGHAM-PARKER-JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME

CHORLEE TAYLOR PARSONS
Parsons, Mrs. Chorlee- Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ripley Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. Robert Evans and Rev. Dale Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery at Ripley. Mrs. Parsons, 48, of Ripley died Saturday in Charleston General Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Ripley EUB church, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Grand Cross of Color, and a mother-adviser of the Order of Rainbow Girls. Surviving are her husband, Staats; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Jane Hughey of Miami, Fla. two brothers, Herbert Taylor of Charleston and Denvil Taylor of Orlando, Fla; and her father, F.M. Taylor of Orlando, Fla. The body is at Vail Funeral Home at Ripley and will be taken to the church an hour before the service.
Nov. 21, 1961 handwritten on the bottom of the obit

HERBERT TAYLOR
ORLANDO, FLA – Herbert Taylor, 72,of Orlando, formally of Charleston, W. Va., died Tuesday in Orlando Regional Hospital after a short illness.
He was formerly employed in the construction department of Kroger C. in Charleston with 27 years’ service. He was a member of the Carpenters union and the VFW. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Surviving: daughter, Mrs. Patricia Ann Evans of Nitro, W.Va; stepdaughter, Mrs. Evelyn McLean of Homestead; stepson, W.R. Jordan Jr. of St. Albans, W.Va. ; brother, Denvil of Clearwater, 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside service was held Thursday in Orlando.

MRS. VIRGINIA TAYLOR
Mrs. Virginia Taylor, 59, of 1428 6th Sixth Ave., Charleston, died Tuesday while visiting her father-in-law in Orland, Fla.
She was a member of Starcher Baptist Church, the Pythian Sisters, and the American Legion and the VFW Auxiliary.
Surviving: husband, Herbert; son, William R. Jordan Jr. of St Albans; daughters, Mrs. Evelyn “Punkie” Mclean of Homestead, Fla.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Patty Carpenter of Charleston; mother, Mrs. Blanche Sawver of Charleston brothers Clarence E. “Bus” Shawver Jr., George B. and Robert E. all of Charleston; sisters, Mrs. Helen Bowden and Mrs. Thelma Thumm both of Charleston Mrs. Margaret Golliday of Florida; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren. The body is being returned to Cunningham Funeral Home.

CORA A. TAYLOR COBB
Mrs. Cora Ann Cobb, 79, of 637 Hawes Drive, Malden, a member of the Evans Memorial Baptist Church, died Sunday at Charleston General Hospital. A native of Ripley, she was a resident of the Malden area for 23 years.
Survivors: sons, Gardner W. of Charleston, Golden of Malden, Gomer G. of Dayton, Ohio; stepson, Ray . Cobb of Charleston; daughters, Mrs. Garnet M. Weaver of Malden, Mrs. Glada L. Walton of Marmet, Mrs. Goldie McKean of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter Mrs. Eva Ryan of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Ned F. Taylor of Orlando, Fla, John P. and Ormer (Omer) of Charleston; sisters, Mrs. Cord Whited of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Eva Pickens of Ripley, Mrs. Iva Downey and Mrs. Orlie Cobb of Charleston.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 2p.m. at the Stevens and Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with the Rev. Robert Young and the Rev. Clyde Wendell in charge. Burial will be in Fisher Cemetery on Sissonville Road.
Friends may call at the funeral home today after 6 p.m.

JOHN P. TAYLOR
JOHN PERRY TAYLOR, SR., 78, of 1828 7th Ave., W. , died today in Thomas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Taylor was a retired self-employed auto mechanic.
Surviving: wife, Carrie; sons, Carl and John P. Jr. of Charleston and Otho of Pocatalico; daughters, Mrs. Gladys Mullins of Muncie, Ind, Mrs. Betty Oxley, Miss Barbara Taylor of Charleston; brothers, Ned of Orlando, Fla. And O.M. of Tyler Mountain; sisters Mrs. Iva Downey and Mrs. Orlie Cobb of Charleston, Mrs. Ev Pickens of Ripley and Mrs. Cordie Whited of Orlando, Fla.
Friends may call at the Cunningham Funeral Home after 6:30 p.m. today.

TAYLOR, John Perry Sr. – Service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Cunningham Funeral home with the Rev. Charles Scragg officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Mr. Taylor,78, of 1828 seventh Ave., W., died Monday in Thomas Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

TAYLOR, CARRIE ETHEL, 92, of 6019 Shasta Drive, died Feb. 28, 1987 at Cedar Ridge Health Care Home, Pocatalico, after a short illness
She attended Kanawha Two Mile Gospel Tabernacle and was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.
Surviving: sons, Car and John P. Jr., both of Charleston, Otho of Sissonville, daughters, Mrs. Gladys Mullins of Muncie, Ind., Mrs. Betty Oxley and Miss Barbara Ann Taylor, both of Charleston; brother, Romie Carpenter of Akron, Ohio; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home with the rev. Charles F. Scragg and the Rev. Clarence Edens Officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

TAYLOR, HENRY CLAY – 75, of 1613 Seventh Ave., 1 p.m, Mountain Mission. The Rev. H.D. Fisher, the Rev. Charlie Scragg. Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens
TAYLOR, Henry Clay, - 75, of 1613 Seventh Ave., died Tuesday, at StaatsHospital after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. A native of Jackson County, Mr. Taylor was a retired stationary steam engineer at General Machinery and was a member of Mountain Mission. Surviving are is widow, Ada; two sons, Howard M. of South Charleston and Clarence A. of Charleston; a daughter, Mrs. Elva Gannon of Charleston; four brothers, Lee and John, both of Charleston ,Ned of Orlando, Fla. and Omar (Omer) of Big Tyler Road; six sisters, Mrs. Lilly Daughty of Dunbar, Mrs. Cora Cobb of Georges Creek, Mrs. Iva Downey and Mrs. Orlie Cobb, both of Charleston, Mrs. Cordia (Corda) White of Gallipolis, Ohio and Mrs. Eva Pickens of Ripley; 12 grandchildren and 100 great-grandchildren. The body is at Cunningham Funeral home.

TAYLOR, HENRY CLAY - Service will be conducted at 1 p.m Friday at the Mountain Mission by the Rev. H.D. Fisher and the Rev. Charlie Scragg Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Mr. Taylor, 75 of 1612 Seventh Ave., died Tuesday after a heart attack. The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

MRS. ADA WHITED TAYLOR

TAYLOR, Mrs. Ada Whited – 1613 Seventh Ave., 2 p.m. Mountain Mission Church, Tyler Mountain memory Gardens, Cunningham Funeral Home.

TAYLOR, MRS. ADA WHITED – 63, of 1613 Seventh Ave, Monday at Charleston General Hospital. Member Mountain Mission Church. Surviving; sons, Howard of Spring Hill, Clarence A. of Kanawha Two-Mile; daughter, Mrs. Elva Gannon of Charleston ; brothers, Walter, of Baltimore, Mark of Orlando, Fla., James of Fairplain, Roy of Reed; sister, Mrs. Belva Wade of Tyler Mountain Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Mountain Mission Church. Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cunningham Funeral Home

MRS. ADA WHITED TAYLOR, 68, of 1613 Seventh Ave., died Monday in Charleston General Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Charleston Mountain Mission. Surviving are sons, Howard M. of Sroing Hill, Clarence A. of Kanawha Two – Mile;daughter, mrs. Elva Gannon of Charleston; brothers, Walter Whited of Baltimore, Mark of Orlando, Fla. James of Fairplain, Roy of Reed; sister, Mrs. Belva Wade of Tyler Mountain.
The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

HOWARD MONROE TAYLOR
EUSTIS, FLA., - Howard Monroe Taylor, 74, of Eustis, formerly of South Charleston, W.Va., died June 11 1989 in Eustis
He was born in Belgrove W.Va. and moved to Eustis from South Charleston in 1977. He was former owner and operator of Blue Ribbon Dry Cleaners, South Charleston. He was a Baptist, an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. Surviving: wife Opal Taylor, son Ralph of St. Albans, W.Va; daughter, Lorretta Rose of Mobile, Ala; brother, Clarence of Charleston, W.Va; sister Elva Gannon of Charleston, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Service was June 14 1989, at Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares. Burial in Lakeside Memory Gardens, Eustis.

Taylor, Mrs. Virginia Shawver
Service will be 1 p.m Friday in Cunningham Funeral Home with the Rev. Peter Grandal Officiating. Burial will be in Cunning Memorial Park. Mrs. Taylor, 59, of 1428 Sixth Ave., died Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., Pythian Sisters Memorial Service 8 p.m. today in the funeral.

Mrs. Emma Taylor, 87, Dies After a Long Illness
Mrs. Emma Savage Taylor, 87, of Sissonville Road, died in her home yesterday morning after a long illness. A widow , she was the daughter of the late Jefferson and Gladys Surface of Sissonville Road’ one brother, James S. Savage of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. Dortha Cochran of Dunbar and Mrs. Ambrose Wehrle of Charleston; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Service will be 2:30p.m. tomorrow in Bias Chapel at Pocatalico, with Rev. Earl G. Hissom and Rev. Thomas E. Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Cunningham mortuary in charge.

Funeral Memory Card
In Memory of
Lt. John Elton Taylor
BORN
June 25, 1931
DIED
July 9, 1954
SERVICES FROM
Mountain Mission
CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING
Rev. Hobson D. Fisher
FINAL RESTING PLACE
Cunningham Memorial Park
FUNERAL CONDUCTED BY
Long-Johnson-Fisher Funeral Home

Mrs. Lizzie Tolley
RIPLEY- Mrs. Lizzie Tolley, 84 – year-old resident of Kenna, Jackson County, died last night at her home after a six month illness.
She was a member of the Methodist church and is survived by her husband, Early; sons, Oras of Kenna’ daughter, Mrs. Elpha Skeen of Kenna; brothers, Theo and Earnest Casto of Belgrove; sisters, Mrs. Anna Hopkins of Harmony and Mrs. Ava Munday of Parkersburg; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Goshen Baptist Church at Kenna by the Rev. D.C. Guthrie, Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery. The body is at Parsons Funeral Home here.

MAUDE ANNE CASTO
Casto, Maude Ann- 72, of Bellgrove, Jackson Count, died Saturday in her home after a long illness; she was a lifelong resident of Bellgrove and member of White Pine Church there. Surviving are her husband Theodore; four sons, Whitmer and Glenver o Akron, Ohio, Donald of Sissonville and Ray of Charleston; five daughters, Mrs. Syble Harper and Miss Helen Casto t home, Mrs. Mabel Stalnaker of Ripley, Mrs. Allie Fields of Harmony and Mrs. Freda Anderson of Fairplain; three brothers, Dennis Fields of Lewisburg, Robert and Carl Fields of Ohio two sisters, Mrs. Lona Walters and Mrs. Alice Long of Akron, Ohio’ 24 grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Parsons Funeral Home at Ripley by Rev. Orville Walker Burial will be in Casto Cemetery at Bellgrove.

MRS. ORA RHODES
KENNA- Mrs. Ora Dell Rhodes, 81 of Kenna, Jackson County, died Sunday at Spencer after a long illness.
She was a member of the Falling Waters United Methodist Church.
Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Ava Raines of Kenna, Mrs. Amy Stine of Estero, Fla., Mrs. Alma Skeens of Sissonville, Mrs. Irma Anderson and Mrs. Geraldine Willard, both of Charleston, Mrs. Gladys Jones of Gandeeville, Mrs. Ivy Crihield of Magnolia, Ohio; sons, Delbert of St. Albans, Denzil of Toledo, Ohio and Denver of Canton, Ohio; brother, Pete Parsons of Crown City, Ohio.
Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Jackson County. Burial will be in the Fairplain Cemetery at Fairplain. The body is in the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley.

LAVINA CASTO, 93, TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Lavina Jane Casto, 93, died at her home at Ripley Saturday night.
She was born at Belgrove, daughter of the late George W. and Elmira Slaughter Casto, and was a member of the Falling Water EUB Church, Belgrove.
Five sons survive; Kenna K. Casto, Nitro, Owen and Hoyt Casto, both of Belgrove, Ernie and Loren Casto, both of Ripley and four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Parsons , Ripley, Mrs. Macel Parsons, Charleston, Mrs. Ethel Staats of Ravenswood, and Mrs. Opal Litton of Gay. There are46 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren surviving.
Services were held Tuesday at the Fail funeral home, Ripley with the Rev. D.C. Gurthrie officiating.
Burial was in the Casto cemetery at Belgrove.

MRS. MARY JANE WHITED
WHITED, Mrs. Mary Jane – Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Gandeeville Methodist church with the Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Herman cemetery. Mrs. Whited, 93, of Gandeeville, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Belva Rhodes at Vinton, O. She is survived by 125 descendants including four sons, three daughters, 36 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. The body will be removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Raines at Gandeeville, today at 4 p.m. from Vandale mortuary and to the church one hour before services.

MRS. DELIA VIOLA WEATHERHOLT
Weatherholt, Mrs. Delia Viola – 78, o 1221 Myers Ave., Dunbar, died Thursday at her home oafter a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Jacob’ two sons, Sattes W. of Sissonville Rd. and Sanford of Memphis, Tenn.; seven daughters, Mrs. Dessie Ranson, Mrs. Bessie Saber, Mrs. Fay Fisher and Mrs. Reba Beane, all of Dunbar. Mrs. Georgia Fisher of Kenna, Mrs. Corda Slawter of Middleport, Ohio, and Mrs. Jannesse Boggess of Charleston; two brothers, Ebb Crane of Fairplain and Joe of Parkersburg; a sister, Mrs. Plusha Staats of Fairplan; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. The body is at Cunningham mortuary.

HAROLD COBB
BUFFALO – A. Harold Cobb,61 of Benton, Mo., formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday in a hospital in Benton after a long illness
Mr. Cobb was a veteran of the World War II.
Surviving: wife, Joyce; son, Buddy of Benton; daughter, Miss Denise Cobb of Missouri; sisters, Mrs. Ora Clark of Buffalo and Mrs. Oma Rutan of Richwod, Ohio; brothers, Elmer of Ohio, Delmer of Crestline, Ohio, Oscar of Maysville, Ohio, Delmus of Timberville, Ohio and Roy of Huntington; half brother, Arlie Cobb of Robertsburg. Service and burial will be in Benton.

ZOLLIE C. COBB
COBB, Zollie C. – 75, of 5033 Big Tyler Road, died Wednesday in Kanawha Valley Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are his widow, Dovie; five sons, Jesse Ray of Sissonville, John D. of Red House, Herbert D. of Robertsburg, Robert E. Of LaRue, Ohio, and Earl R. with Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Howard O. Blackshire at home; Mrs.Roy Presley of Charleston and Mrs. Hubert Moore of Alum Creek; two brothers, H.B. of Coal River and Arlie of Robertsburg; six half-brothers, Mrs. Ora Clark of Buffalo and Oma Cobb of Ohio; 41 grandchildren, The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

IDA FRANCES COBB
HUNTINGTON – Mrs. Ida Frances Cobb, 71 of Huntington died Saturday in a Huntington nursing home after a long illness. Native of Putnam County. Surviving: Rev. Roy L. Cobb; daughter, Mrs Ralph Sager of Huntington; sons, Onnie L. of Huntington and Oliver K. of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Delmer Cobb of Crestline, Ohio and Mrs. Walter Jividen of Robertsburg; brothers, B.O. Casto of Red House and Erman Casto of Hometown. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Chapman Funeral Home, Huntington; the Rev. Calvin C. Lilly and the Rev. Stanley Hunter, Walker Chapel Cemetery at Robertsburg. Callers after noon Monday

LAYTON COBB (partial obituary)
BUFFALO – Service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Walker Chapel Church by the Rev. Sherman Walker for Layton Cobb. Burial will b in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Hometown. Mr. Cobb, 52, of Eleanor, was dead on arrival Saturday at Thomas Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at home. He was employed by the American Viscose Division of FMC at Nitro. Survivors: Wife Agatha;

MRS. MARY BOOTHE DAWSON
DAWSON, Mary Boothe – 78, of Spencer, died Friday in the residence of a daughter, Miss Anna Fae Dawson of Spencer, with whom she made her home. Death came after an illness of several months. Mrs. Dawson was a member of Falling Water EUB Church in Bellgrove. She was a charter member of the Spencer Chapter of the Eastern Star. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Jessie Gay Kuehne of Houston, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Cora B. Weaver of Toledo, Ohio. Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Vandale mortuary chapel at Spencer by Rev. Austin Bagshaw. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery. The body is at the mortuary.

ERNEST CASTO RITES SUNDAY
Ernest Casto, 69, Kentuck, died Friday in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley He was born in Jackson county, son of the later Joel and Polly Staats Casto, and was a farmer all of his life. He was a member of White Pine Methodist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ada Casto; two sons, Clair Casto, Harmony, and Richard Casto of Madison’ four daughters, Mrs. Esta Parsons, Charleston, Mrs. Laura Hutton, Kentuck, Mrs. Fannie Cobb, Ravenswood, and Mrs. Myrtle Casto, Weston; one brother, Theodore Casto, Kentuck; and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Hopkins, Harmony, and Mrs. Avie Mundy, Parkersburg, There are 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Services were held at the Parsons funeral home, Ripley, Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Nobel Harper officiated with burial in the Casto cemetery at Belgrove.

MRS. LETTIE FORE
Car Swerves, Kills Woman Mowing Lawn
An out-of-control car yesterday killed 75-year-old Mrs. Lettie Fore as she was mowing the front lawn at her home on Falcon Drive, just beyond the city limits off Sissonville Road.
She was dead on arrival at Charleston General Hospital.
State police charged Bernard Dale Haynes, 19, o Rt. 1, Charleston, with negligent homicide. Haynes was released under $1,000 bond, pending a hearing before Justice of the Peace H. H. Chinn at 3 p.m. , June2.
According to state police, the elderly woman was cutting grass in her front lawn when Haynes lost control of his car while rounding a curve on Falcon Drive. The car left the road, swerved into the yard and struck Mrs. Fore, police said. Surviving are sons, Leon of Rt. 1 Sissonville, and Leonard o Ocala, Fla.; and brothers, J.A. Cobb of Charleston and Earl of Tyler Mountain. The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

GEORGE A. CADD
George A. Cadd, 66,of 5218 Sun Valley Drive, died Wednesday at home after a sudden illness.
He was an operator with FMC Corp., a member of Cross Lanes Bible Church and a 42-year resident of Charleston.
Surviving: wife, Virginia Elva Whited Cadd; son, Stanley of Charleston; daughters, Mrs. Linda Goad of Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. Jeanette Bowen of, Charleston; brother, Jack of Solon, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Virginia MacDowell and Mrs. Myrtle Harris of Charleston; one grandson
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. James M. Efaw officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

RUFUS CUMMINGS
Heart Attack Fatal To Kenna Resident
Rufus Cummings, 54, of Kenna, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
Surviving: wife, Lula; son, Edward of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. Wanita Raines of Hammond, Indiana; brothers, Romie and Derrell of Gay, Garland, Kenny and Junior of Harmony, sisters, Mrs. Ruby Skeen, Mrs. Marie Isenhart and Miss Lucy Cummings of Ripley, Mrs. Ruth Rogers of Gay, Mrs. Nellie Jones and Mrs. Blanche Ferrell of Sissonville

RAYMOND CASTO
Raymond K. Casto, 58, of Miami, Fla formerly of Dunbar and Tyler Mountain, died Sunday in Baptist Hospital, Miami, of an apparent heart attack.
He was supervisor for Greyhound Bus Lines in Miami with 35 years of service, and a native of West Virginia.
Surviving: wife, Phyllis White Casto; sons, Stephen L. of Miami, Michael L. of Tyler Heights; father, Lester L. of Tyler Mountain; brother, V.M. (Bud) of Tyler Mountain The body is being sent to Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

ROBERT EMORY HUTTON
Bolt Victim’s Service Today
Service for Robert Emory Hutton, 70, who was killed by a bolt of lightning as he worked on his farm near Kentuck, Jackson County, Thursday, will be at 1 p.m. today in Goshen Church.
Rev. Arthur Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery under the direction of Parsons Mortuary of Ripley.
Father of Delmer Hutton of Ripley, former member of the House of Delegates, Hutton was riding a saddle horse and driving two mules when the lightning struck. The horse and one o the mules also were killed.
A neighbor, identified by mortuary employees as Joe Critchfield, witnessed the death from his porch.
Hutton was a native of Red House, Putnam County, and lived near Snow Hill in his early years. He had been a Jackson County farmer for a number of years.
Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Carpenter Hutton; two other sons, Herman of Parkersburg and Basil of Kentuck and two brothers, Tom and Frank, both of Charleston. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service.

MRS. SOPHRONIA HUTTON
HUTTON, Mrs. Sophronia – 78, of 1211 Red Oak St. died yesterday morning in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Putnam County and had lived in Kanawha County the past 26 years.
Surviving are her husband, Thomas Wilford Hutton; a son, Cecil Hutton of Dunbar; six daughters, Mrs. Walter Fields of Clendenin, Mrs. Ethel Mankin of Fostoria, Ohio, Mrs. E.C. Casto and Mrs. H.P. Bucklew, both of Charleston. Mrs. O.B. Boggess of Sissonville, and Mrs. C.B. Dobbins of RFD 6 , Charleston; a brother, Gideon Harrison of Charleston; five sisters, Mrs. Cora Garrett of Beckley, Mrs. Mellie Haze, Mrs. Robb Mundy , Mrs. DeWitt Gillispie and Mrs. Lucy Harrison, all of Charleston; 37 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. The body is at Cunningham mortuary, Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mountain Mission by Revs. Hobson B. Fisher and Charles Scragg.
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken from the mortuary to the home at 10 a.m.

HARLEY BENNETT COBB
JACKSON NATIVE DIES AT AGE 103
H. Bennett Cobb died Thursday in Heartland Nursing Home after a short illness. He was 103.
He was a native of Jackson County and was a retired dairyman and horseman. He managed several large dairy farms in Kanawha County and was once named Farmer o the Year. T the e of 102 he was living alone in Cross Lanes and was, for the most part, independent. He was a member of White Plains (Pine) Methodist Church in Jackson County.
Surviving: daughters, Opal Taylor of Tyler Mountain, Mabel Young and Sybil Whetherholt, of Sissonville, Myrtle Gibson of Belle; son, Clair A. o Staunton, Va; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Long-Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. William Layne and the Rev. Delbert Hawley officiating, Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m today at the funeral home.

Obituary List Follow-Up

WILLIAM J. TAYLOR
b. 06 Jun 1853, Russell, Co. VA
d. 02 Apr. 1872 Kanawha Co. WV
Jackson County Census 1900, 1910, 1920
Kanawha Co. census 1930

MRS. LUCINDA TAYLOR (Lucinda Westfall)
b. 10 Jun 1858, Russell, Co. VA
d. 07 Jan 1931 Kanawha Co., WV
Jackson County census 1900, 1910
Kanawha County Census 1930

OPAL TAYLOR (Reva Opal Cobb)
d/o Harley Bennett Cobb and Clora Casto
w/o Omer M. Taylor
b. 17 Oct 1908 Belgrove, Jackson Co., WV
d. 23 Aug 1992 Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV
Jackson County census 1910, 1920
Kanawha County census 1930

MISS IVY ICIE TAYLOR DOWNEY (Charleston Daily Mail, 7 Sep 1982)
d/o William Taylor and Lucinda Westfall
b. 01 May 1896
d. 06 Sep 1982Kanawha Co., WV
Jackson County census 1900, 1910

JESSE TAYLOR
s/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor b. 04 Jul 1880
d. 06 Aug 1956 Kanawha Co., WV
Jackson County 1900, 1920 census

OLA L. TAYLOR
s/o Jesse Taylor
b. abt 1908 (Likely Jackson Co.)
d. abt 1984 Kanawha Co., WV
Jackson County 1920 census

MRS. LILLIE DOUGHTY (Lillie Taylor)
d/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
b. 04 Feb 1884
d. 15 Jan 1969
Jackson County census 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930

WILLIAM ALONZO DOUGHTY
Lillie Taylor’s husband
b. 04 Jun 1885 Fletcher, WV
d. 15 Aug 1885 Kenna, Jackson Co., WV
Jackson County 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 census

LEE A. TAYLOR
s/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
b. 23 Mar 1878
d. Feb 1969 Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV
Jackson County census 1900, 1910
Kanawha, Co. census 1930

Rachel Minerva Cobb Taylor
w/o Lee A. Taylor
Daughter of Zachariah Taylor Cobb and Susannah Booth
b. 5 Feb 1880 Roane Co WV
d. 2 Aug 1954
Roane Co. Census 1880
Jackson Co. Census 1900, 1920
Kanawha Co. Census 1930

Mrs. Gracie Gay Taylor Raines, 77, of 908 Mel St. died Tuesday at home after a long illness.
d/o Lee A. Taylor
b. 08 Jun 1908 Jackson Co.;
d. 25 Mar 1986
Jackson Co. Census 1910

FRANCIS MARION “NED” TAYLOR
s/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
b. 03 Feb 1886
d. 14 Jun 1980; Orlando, Orange Co. Florida
Jackson County census 1900, 1910

Jesse Willis Taylor
b. 26 Jul 1901 Jackson Co. WV
d. 13 Mar 1989
Twin of James Wilford
s/o Lee A. and Rachel Cobb Taylor
Jackson Co. Census 1910, 1920

James Wilfred Taylor
b. 23 Jul 26 1901 Jackson Co.WV
d. 25 Oct 1982
s/o Lee A. and Rachel Cobb Taylor
Twin of Jesse Willis
Jackson Co. Census 1910, 1920
Kanawha Co. Census 1930

Eva Taylor Pickens
b. 2 Mar 1902 Jackson Co. WV
d. 27 Jun 1989 Jackson Co. WV
d/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
Jackson Co. Census 1910, 1920

BRYAN JENNINGS PICKENS
h/o Eva Taylor Pickens
b. 19 July 1896 Jackson Co WV
d. Feb 1964 Jackson Co. WV
Jackson Co. Census 1900, 1910, 1920

ORLIE TAYLOR COBB
d/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
w/o Benjamin Coy Cobb (b. 02 Jan 1894 Belgrove d. 18 Mar 1959)
b. 10 Oct 1898
d. 25 Mar 1987
Jackson Co. Census 1900, 1910, 1920

CORA A. TAYLOR COBB
d/o William James and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
w/o Holly Azetta G. Cobb (b. 06 Mar 1884 Jackson Co. d. 2 Jan 1948 buried in Fisher Cemetery)
b. 18 Oct 1890
d. 1970
Jackson Co. Census 1900, 1910

JOHN P. TAYLOR
s/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
b. 30 Dec 1894 Jackson Co. WV
d. 17 Jan 1972
Jackson County census 1900, 1910, 1920
Kanawha County census 1930

CARRIE ETHEL TAYLOR
Carrie Carpenter
w/o John P. Taylor (m. 10 Aug 1913 Belgrove, Jackson Co)
Jackson County Census

HENRY CLAY TAYLOR
s/o William and Lucinda Westfall Taylor
b. 10 May 1889, Belgrove, Jackson Co. WV
d. 17 Jan 1972
Jackson County census 1900,1910, 1920
WWI Draft card: living in Belgrove, Jackson Co. WV

ADA WHITED TAYLOR
w/o Henry Clay Taylor(m. 10 Aug 1913 Jackson Co. WV)
b. 04 Mar 1896
d. 01 Jan 1968

HOWARD MONROE TAYLOR
s/o Henry Clay and Ada Whited Taylor
b. 01 Jan 1915, Belgrove, Jackson County WV
d. 11 Jun 1989, Eustis, Lake County, Florida

Mrs. Lizzie Tolley
Elizabeth Casto

d/o Joel and Polly Staats Casto
b. 1881 Jackson County
d. 1965
Jackson County Census 1900

ZOLLIE C. COBB
s/o Charles Harvey and Mary Susan Ray Cobb
b. 20 Oct 1887 Belgrove, Jackson Co. WV
d. 1963
Jackson Co. census 1900

ERNEST CASTO
s/o Joel and Polly Staats Cobb
b. Mar 1896
d. 1965
Jackson Co. census 1900, 1910, 1930

HARLEY BENNETT COBB
b. 10 Nov 1885 Jackson County WV
d. 02 Feb 1989 Kanawha County WV
Jackson Co. census 1900, 1910, 1920
Kanawha Co. census 1930



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