Surnames beginning with H, I & J


William Myles Haas

William Myles Haas, 60, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life, August 6, 2000 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born June 25, 1940 at Detroit, MI, a son of Estelle Jane (Standish) Haas of Ravenswood, and the late William Nesbit Haas.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a sales representative for White Chysler, Ripley, WV and attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Leon, WV.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Vicki Lynn (Weikle) Haas; son, William Myles Haas, II of Cincinnati, OH; daughters, Lori Lynn Rogers of Cincinnati, OH and Kristi Anne Haas of Parkersburg; brother, James Haas of Grand Haven, MI; grandchildren, Lyndsie Marie Rogers and Seth Stephen Rogers.

Service will be Tuesday, August 8, 2000--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. Tommy D. Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery with military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Charlotte Ann (Marshall) Hackworth

Charlotte Ann (Marshall) Hackworth, 87, of Keyser, WV formerly of Ripley, departed this life March 24, 2006 in Heartland of Keyser, following an extended illness.

She was born April 11, 1918 in Dickinson, WV, a daughter of the late Haskell A. and Anna (Reber) Marshall.

She was a former secretary for the West Virginia Department of Mines, and McLean Trucking, She was also a member of the ladies auxiliary at Charleston Memorial Hospital, and a devoted member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Tilden L. “Skip” and Shirley Hackworth of Keyser; grandson and his wife, Matthew and Kathy Hackworth of Ripley; great granddaughter, Sadie Hackworth.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. “Jack” Hackworth; daughter, Tari Ann; aunt, Lillian McGhee; and sister Caroline.

Service was at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Chester Lee "Jack" Hackworth

Chester Lee "Jack" Hackworth, 83, of Ripley, WV, departed this life February 11, 2004 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a brief illness.

He was born December 2, 1920 in Ward, WV, a son of the late Samuel and Renia (Stone) Hackworth.

He was a retired foreman from the Valley Camp Coal Company, a WWII U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Charlotte Ann (Marshall) Hackworth; son and daughter-in-law, Tilden L. "Skip" and Shirley Hackworth of Cottageville; sister, Loreen Rutledge of Cedar Grove; grandson, Matt Hackworth of Ripley; great granddaughter, Mercedes Hackworth.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with military honors by the Jackson County veteran's organizations. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Virgil Elihugh Hafer

Virgil Elihugh Hafer, 88, formerly of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life July 23, 2003, at Azalealand Nursing Home, Savannah, GA, following an extended illness.

He was born January 8, 1915, in Jackson County, WV, a son of the late Elias Elihugh and Florida Mae (Garnes) Hafer.

He was a retired farmer and retired from the City of Ravenswood. He was a member of the Church of God of Ravenswood.

Survivors include a son, Glen R. Hafer of Savannah, GA, and a daughter, Karen Lane of Rincon, GA, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosaline, and a grandson, Michael.

Funeral service will be Saturday, July 26, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Margaret Mae Hall

Margaret Mae Hall, 82, of Racine, OH, departed this life, August 23, 2002 in the Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, following a brief illness.

She was born May 18, 1920 in Altman, WV, a daughter of the late Miles Hobart and Clo Della (Napier) Childress.

She was a homemaker and a Pentecostal.

Surviving are children, James (Rebakah) Hall of Siler City, NC, and Woodrow (Peggy) Hall of Auburn, WV; daughters, Sandra (Larry) Patterson of Racine, and Lillian (Robert) Tucker of Danville, VA; brother, Douglas M. Childress of Evansville, IL; 16 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren.

Service will be Tuesday, August 27, 2002-11 a.m at the Letart Falls Cemetery Chapel, Letart Falls, OH, with the Rev. Mark D. Tucker officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday, at the Letart Falls Cemetery Chapel. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Wilma O. Hall

Wilma O. Hall, 72, of Ripley, WV, departed this life March 24, 2004 in CAMC Memorial Division following a brief illness.

She was born January 29, 1932 in Romance, a daughter of the late Elzie S. and Hannah (Bonar) Shamblin.

She was a homemaker and a protestant.

Survivors include her husband, George Hall, Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur Curtis and Margaret "Peggy" Hall of Ravenswood, Roger Hall of Tampa, FL, George, II and Laurie Hall of Florence, KY, Steve Hall of Pikeville, KY, and Jimmy Sharp of Cincinnati, OH; daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Lynn and Joe Ellison of Cincinnati, Karen and B.J. McCoy of Ruskin, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Ofa and Opal Shamblin of Leroy; sister and brother-in-law, Millie and Ossie Underwood of Evans; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Stanton Earl Sharp; brothers, Shirley, Fred, Oshel, and Delbert; sisters, Sadie Shamblin and Nona O'Conner.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Shamblin Cemetery, Romance. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Jerry Franklin Hannigan

Jerry Franklin Hannigan, 71, of Evans, WV, departed this life May 4, 2005 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born June 26, 1933 in Glenn Ferris, WV, a son of the late Clarence and Osha Gladys (Duncan) Hannigan.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, and was a retired crane operator from Kaiser Aluminum. He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668, and member of the Ripley Baptist Temple.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Quanita Jane Hannigan; son, Jerry Lee Hannigan of Charlotte, NC; daughters, Pamela Jane Tarr of Burlington, NC, and Mary Kathryn Hannigan of Cottageville; sisters, Virginia Atha , and Carolyn Sue Pettit both of Evans; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

Service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2005 at the Ripley Baptist Temple, with Pastor Rick Perrine and Pastor David Johnston officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens with full military honors provided by the Jackson County veteran’s organizations. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the Ripley Baptist Temple, Ripley, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Ripley Baptist Temple building fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

John Lewis Harden

John Lewis Harden, 76, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life March 15, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born June 4, 1924, at Man, WV, a son of the late Troy Olen and Hazel Garnet (Wise) Harden.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Coyne Electrical School of Chicage, IL and retired as an electrician from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, with 22 years service. He was a member of United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668 and a member of First Christian Disciples of Christ Church, Logan, WV.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Justine (Herdman) Harden; sons, John Olen Harden of Logan, Larry Wolfe of Belpre, OH, Mike Wolfe of Hustle, VA, Raymond Wolfe of Parkersburg; daughters, Patty Ann Fot of Charleston, Connie Alexander of Ravenswood, Janie Ramey of Logan, Shirley Chambers of Detroit, MI, Carol Gandee of Belpre, OH; sister, Jean Harden Queen of Aracoma, WV; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Olen Harden and a sister, Doris Harden Crigger.

Funeral service will be Sunday, March 18, 2001--1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Stanley Skeens officiating. Entombment will follow at Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, with military honors by VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm, Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to The Jackson County Library.

Lloyd K. Hardesty

Lloyd K. Hardesty, 87, of Sandyville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life September 10, 2004, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born June 9, 1917, in Sandyville, WV, a son of the late Elmer Francis and Erma Delila (Lockhart) Hardesty.

He was a carpenter in the construction trade and a farmer. He was a Methodist.

Survivors include sons, Roger L. Hardesty of Sandyville and Donald R. Hardesty of Mineral Wells, a daughter, Dottie Rogers of Mineral Wells, a sister, Gertrude Bradley of Sandyville, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Hardesty, a son, Ralph Hardesty, brothers, Robert and Paul, and a sister, Marjorie.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Allen Tennant officiating. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation was from 2 to 8 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

Larry Livingston Harless

Larry Livingston Harless, 62, of Ripley, departed this life April 1, 2004. He was born April 18, 1941 in Hanover, Wyoming county, a son of Ann Elizabeth (Baker) Harless Skeen of Cottageville, and the late, James Harless.

He was a 1959 graduate of Ripley High School where he was an All-State basketball player during his senior year. He was a U.S. Army veteran, an elementary school teacher, a union organizer for the Local #1199, AFL-CIO, and had a master's degree in industrial economics. He graduated first in his class from the West Virginia University School of Law, and served as an attorney for the United Mine Workers for several years. He devoted his career to being an advocate for the people.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include sons, Stephen Harless of Irvine, CA, and William Harless and Russell Harless both of Sarasota, FL; daughters, Mary Beth (Brett) Blackman of Tustin, CA, Stacia (Martin) Gallagher of Cockeysville, MD, Heather Scott of Snow Hill, MD, Cara Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, Anna Harless of Cary, NC, Sarah (Jason) Short of Nottingham, MD, and Moriah Cummings of Chicago IL; brothers, Roderick Harless of South Charleston, the Rev. Ben Skeen of Ripley, Jay Harless of Reynoldsburg, OH, and James Harless, Jr. of Columbus, OH, ; sisters, Barbara Upton and Becky Cornette both of Cottageville, Alice Clay of Columbus, OH, Louetta Shave of Dublin, OH, and Catherine Hill of Laurelville, OH; grandchildren, Sarah Beth, John, Alyssa, Celina, Lucas, Devon, and Madeline; stepfather, Rev. Raymond L. Skeen of Cottageville.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by brothers, Rocky Lee Skeen, and Charles Harless, and a sister, Suella Eden.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will be in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to your local homeless shelter or food pantry.

Leonard Eugene Harmon

Leonard Eugene Harmon, 44, of the Evergreen Hills community, Cottageville, WV, departed this life, October 19, 2001, at his home.

He was born April 1, 1957 in Sandyville, WV.

He was a 1976 graduate of Ripley High School, and was a welder, employed by the West Virginia Department of Highways, with 19 years service. He was an active member of the Ripley Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of 23 years, Karen (Tolbert) Harmon; sons, Michael Tolbert Harmon and Chadwick Wade Harmon both at home; parents, Leonard and Marie (Raines) Stutler of Ripley; brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Joann Harmon of Pearisburg, VA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Carl Barnett of Parkersburg, Betty (Cole) and Michael Viera of New Bedford, MA, and Joyce and John McClain of Barnwell, SC; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Maxine Tolbert of Cottageville.

Service will be Monday, October 22, 2001 - 2 pm at the Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley, with minister Clifton McLawhorn and pastor Mark Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation is from 6 - 9 pm Sunday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, and Monday, 1 hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to, Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 107 South Court Street, Ripley, WV 25271.

Charles V. "Jack" Harmon

Charles V. "Jack" Harmon, 75, of Rt. 1, Evans, Mason County, departed this life August 12, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a sudden illness.

He was born August 8, 1925 at Gay, WV a son of the late Everett Clinton and Gertrude (Waybright) Harmon.

He was a former water well driller and was a retired heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Operating Engineers Union, Local # 132.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Elizabeth (Saunders) Harmon; sons, Larry James Harmon of Ravenswood and Charles E. Harmon of Geneva, AL; daughters, Patty Crane of Fort Payne, AL, Darlene Burgess and Cindy Pride both of Ravenswood; Step sons, Billy R. McClary of Statesville, NC and Samuel McClary of Fortville, IN; stepdaughters, Bonnie McNeely and Wilma Kapp both of Evans, and Candy Ferguson of Olustee, OK; sisters, Madaline McIntyre of Charleston, Lillian Fisher of Gay, and Lorena Hill of Rock Hill, NC; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 8 step grandchildren; 6 step great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Wanda Maxine (Bennett) Harmon; sister, Bertha McIntryre.

Service will be Tuesday, 15, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Donald Ramsey and the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageivlle, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Roger Lee Harper

Roger Lee Harper, 52, of Ripley, WV, departed this life December 8, 2000 following a brief illness at his home.

He was born November 1, 1948 at Charleston, WV, the son of Nora Kathleen (Parrish) Harper of Charleston, and the late William Wesley Harper.

He was the current maintenance supervisor employed by the Jackson County Commission. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Viet Nam War, and was an avid outdoorsman.

In addition to his mother survivors include his wife, Loretta (Hardman) Kelly Harper; son, William Harper of Charleston; daughters, Michelle Stilt of Pottstown, PA, Rhonda Harper of Jacksonville FL; stepson, William Kelly of Myrtle Beach, SC; stepdaughters, Diana King of Jacksonville, FL, Pamela Carver of Hico, WV, Angela Lesher of Ames Heights, WV, Alice Neff of Lookout, WV; brothers, Ronnie Harper of Jacksonville, FL, Randy Harper and Charles Harper both of Charleston, WV; sisters, Linda Kay Hughes and Donna Runion both of Charleston, Diana Ragans of Sebastian, FL; 8 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, December 13, 2000--11 am at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Orville Walker officiating. Burial will follow at 2 pm at Spring Hill Cemetery Park, Charleston, WV, with military honors by Pinch-Quick VFW post #8516, Elkview, WV. There will be no visitation.

Julene Turley Harris

Julene Turley Harris, 83, of Columbus, OH, formerly of South Charleston, WV., departed this life on Sept, 30, 2004 at Community Village Nursing Home in Columbus OH following an Extended illness.

She was born June 3, 1921, in Tango, WV a daughter of the late John F. and Madge Edith( Chancy) Turley Hundley.

She was a salesperson for Olan and Mills and Scholastic Books. She was a charter member of South Charleston High School Alumni Assc., class of 1939, and a member of Tau Phi Lambda Sorority.

Survivors include a son, Charles L. Harris II of Charleston, WV, a daughter, Sandra Harris Davis of Columbus; a sister Artist Taylor of Cottageville, WV; grandchildren Scott Davis and Christina Davis Demetry, both of Columbus.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Harris.

Services was 2 p.m. Monday at Cunningham Memorial Park Upper Mausoleum, St Albans, WV. Visitation was from 1-2 pm Monday at the Mausoleum.

Memorial donations are preferred to Kanawha Hospice.

Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou Wheeler Hartley

Mary Lou Wheeler Hartley, 61, of Ripley, Jackson County, WV, departed this life July 8, 2004, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, Charleston, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born June 6, 1943, in Kentuck, WV, a daughter of the late Theodore and Gladys (Tolley) Wheeler.

She was a homemaker, a personal caregiver and attended Sidneyville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Gilbert C. Hartley, a sister, Martha Benson of Ripley, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eugene Hartley, brothers, Herschel Wheeler, Ray Wheeler, Junior Wheeler, and sisters, Ellen Mullenex and Barbara Sue Ball.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 12, 2004-1:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Bill Holley officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Gay, WV. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home.

Nellie Mae Hatfield

Nellie Mae Hatfield, 68, of Ripley, WV, departed this life January 24, 2003, in Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness.

She was born December 10, 1934 a daughter of the late Lawrence and Nola Jones.

She was a retired department store manager, and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Bucky Hatfield of Shepardsville, TN, Allen Hatfield of Ravenswood, Forrest and Terri Hatfield of Spring, TX, David Hatfield of Ripley, Ricky and Denise Hatfield of Evans, and Kevin and Shelley Hatfield of Parkersburg; daughters and son-in-law, Brenda and John Bergwitz of Evansville, IN, and Linda Strevel of Crossville, TN; brothers, Jim Jones and Phillip Jones, both of Indianapolis, IN; 19 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Hatfield, Sr.; son, Larry Hatfield; grandson, Charlie Bergwitz.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gary Ditoto officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairplain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Mildred Irene Hawkins

Mildred Irene Hawkins, 69, of Letart, WV, departed this life August 29, 2004 in Saint Mary’s Hospital, Huntington, of injuries received in an automobile accident.

She was born July 4, 1935 in Cottageville, a daughter of the late Eddie Franklin and Bertha Arena (Patterson) Durst.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of the City Café in Ripley, and the Sewing Factory in Silverton. She was also a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Tabernacle, Leon.

Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Sue Lee of Henderson; brothers, Clarence Durst and Delbert Durst both of Leon, and Virgil Durst of Cottageville; sisters, Gladys Keefer and Sylvia Ridenour both of Leon, and Hazel Brummend of Barberton, OH; grandchildren, Shawn Bryant, Steven Bryant, and Alicia Bryant; great grandchildren, Shea Bryant, Guy William Cole, Jr., Katelin Bryant, and Haley Bryant.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. “Bob” Jordan, and brothers, Roy and Blain.

Service was held 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial followed in the Baden Presbyterian Cemetery, Leon. Visitation was from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Deuel Clifton Hawkins

Deuel Clifton Hawkins, 92, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life November 21, 2005, at Eldercare of Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born September 20, 1913, in Leander, WV, a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Minnie Mary (Halstead) Hawkins.

He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood Works, and was a member of United Steelworkers of America, Local #5668. He was a member of Cottageville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Florence (Legg) Hawkins; sons and daughters-in-law, Eugene and Ruth Hawkins of McConnelsville, OH, and Edward and Anna Hawkins of Murraysville; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Wright of Cottageville; grandchildren, Donald Hawkins, Lisa Pennzenstadler, Nicole Thompson, Amanda Leadman and Trudi Blaylock; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service was on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Samantha Claire Haynes

Samantha Claire Haynes, daughter of Richard Edward and Kathy Ann (Murphy) Haynes of Millwood, was stillborn, September 10, 1999 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV.

Other survivors include brothers, Jermey Butler of Mount Alto, Jonah Butler and Corey Haynes at home; sisters, Sarah Fisher of Ravenswood, Rachel Butler and Zoe Michelle Haynes at home; paternal grandmother, Joyce Landers of Sissonville; maternal grandparents, Rev. Harold and Wanda Murphy of Mt. Hope; maternal great grandmother, Lula Murphy of St. Albans.

Private graveside service will be Monday, September 13, 1999 at the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV with Pastor Kenneth Leedy officiating. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the National Association of Down Syndrome, P.O. Box 4542, Oak Brook, IL 60522. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Mary Frances Henry

Mary Frances Henry, 81, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, January 13, 2000 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

She is survived by a son Richard Henry of Indianapolis, IN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Woodrow Henry.

Service will be Monday, January 16, 2000--11 am at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel, Westover, WV.

Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Blanche Herdman

Blanche Herdman, 89, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life June 22, 2004 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born January 11, 1915 in Jackson County, a daughter of the late, Holly and Lettie (Sayre) Hughes.

She was a homemaker and a charter member of the Evans Church of God.

Surviving are sons, Gene Herdman of Leon, and Denward "Dave" Herdman of Cottageville; daughters, Leota Miller and Sylvia Waldon both of Grove City, OH; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Alley O. Herdman; brothers, Clifford, Blake and Don, and two grandsons.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2004 at the Evans Church of God with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Sayre Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Hazel Erma (Sayre) Herdman

Hazel Erma (Sayre) Herdman, 94, of Evans, departed this life, October 22, 2002 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born April 8, 1908, in Evans, a daughter of the late Harl and Theodosia (Slaughter) Sayre.

She was a lifelong resident of the Creston community. She spent her life caring for others. Her legacy: to live by the golden rule and the ten commandments, make your own joy, meet adversity head-on, accept responsibility, work hard and don’t loose faith was imparted to all who knew her.

Surviving are sons; Gay (Imogene) Herdman of Leon, Dwight (Susie) Herdman of Melbourne, FL, Keith (Goldie) Herdman of Mount Alto, Garnet (Bonnie) Herdman of Richmond, VA, Eddy (Vicki) Herdman of Ravenswood; daughters, Bernice Harden of Ravenswood, Janette Sheets of Columbus, OH, Sally Cole of Parkersburg, Beverly (Dallas) Durst of Leon; 21 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 22 great, great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and very special friends.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, W. Hubert (Bill) Herdman in 1946; brothers, Valloe Sayre, Riley Sayre, Earl Sayre and Beauford Sayre; sisters, Flossie Sayre, Zona Donohew, Emily Yeager, and Ethel Moore.

Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2002 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to, Pleasant Valley Home Health and Hospice Service, 1101 Viand Street, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

William Hugh Hersman

William Hugh Hersman, 89, of Milton, WV, formerly of Millwood, WV, departed this life, March 19, 2000 at Heartland of Riverview, South Point, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born July 19, 1910 in Roane County, WV a son of the late, Cisco and Laura Grace (Davis) Hersman.

He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran having served with the signal corps in France. He was retired from The Columbia Gas System, was a member of the Cottageville United Methodist Church and was a member of Cottageville Lodge #54 AF & AM.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Evelyn June (Kerby) Hersman; daughters, Delores (Fred) Donohoe of Milton and Peggy (John) Crowder of Barboursville; sister, Ilo Ingram of Charleston; 5 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren. Service will be Tuesday, March 21, 2000 -- 2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. William Matics officiating. Burial will follow in the Cottageville United Methodist Church Cemetery, Cottageville with Masonic graveside rites by Cotttageville Lodge #54 AF & AM and a flag presentation by VFW Post #6669. Visitation 6 - 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Evelyn J. Hersman

Evelyn J. Hersman, 88, most recently of Milton and Barboursville, departed this life, November 30, 2001 at St. Marys Hospital, Huntington.

She was born June 9, 1913 in Calhoun County, a daughter of the late Everett and Pearl (Smith) Kerby.

She was formerly resided in Spencer and Millwood, was a homemaker, and member of the Cottageville United Methodist Church.

Surviving are daughters, Delores J. (Fred) Donohoe of Milton, and Peggy A. (John) Crowder of Barboursville; brothers, Hubert Kerby and Warren "Bud" Kerby, both of Calhoun County; sisters, Velma Prine of Ripley, Mabel Treadway of Buchanan Dam, TX, Tessie Cluts of Orlando, FL, and Fostine K. Barker of FL; sister-in-law, Iloe Ingram of Charleston; 5 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

Service will be Tuesday, December 4, 2001--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor, Michael Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the Cottageville United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Guy Landon Hersman

Guy Landon Hersman, 78, of Evans, WV, departed this life November 27, 2003 at his hunting camp on Upper Dry Fork, in Randolph County, following a sudden illness.

He was born December 16, 1924 in Fairmont, WV, a son of the late Guy Aubrey and Meriam (Thomas) Hersman.

He was a 1946 graduate of Ripley High School, and was a former oil field worker and iron worker. He was a WWII Navy veteran having served on the U.S.S. West Virginia. He was a retired maintenance foreman from Kaiser Aluminum and Century Aluminum. He was a member of VFW Post #5501, Ripley, the Ripley Moose, Ripley Lodge #16 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Parkersburg and the Nemesis Temple Shrine, Parkersburg. In recent years he became known for his elaborate Christmas decorations. Folks would drive for miles to enjoy the lights above and around his home and lakes.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue (Pettit) Hersman; sons, Guy Robert Hersman of Evans, Randy Hersman of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Joseph Edward Corey, II, of Ripley; daughter, Shannon Gayle Hersman of Evans; brother, Willy "Bill" Hersman of Evans; sisters, Rosemary Archer of Evans, Ellen Whiting of Ripley, Nancy Blake of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, William Ray Hersman, Benjamin Hersman, Sally Beth Keefer, Emma Sue Corey, and Chloe Elizabeth Corey.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gail, and a sister, Joann Lott.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 30, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Deacon Timothy Holmes officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A committal service with full military honors provided by Jackson County veterans groups will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 2003 at the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans.

Mark Bryon Hicks

Mark Bryon Hicks, 44, of Charleston, formerly of Jackson County, departed this life, May 6, 2002.

He was born November 6, 1957, in Charlton Heights, WV, a son of Cledith C."Bill" and Ruby B. (Dorsey) Hicks of Evans.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School, a restaurant cook and a Baptist.

In addition to his parents other survivors include brothers, Dennis Hicks of Ripley and Joe Hicks of Drennen.

A brother, Terry Grant Hicks and a sister, Ruby Kathryn Hicks, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be Thursday, May 9, 2002-11 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Siers officiating. Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. in the Dorsey Cemetery, Drennen, Nicholas County. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Mable Irene Hileman

Mable Irene Hileman, 74, of Evans, WV, departed this life December 21, 2002 in Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born April 30, 1928 in Richwood, WV, a daughter of the late William Alfred and Ava D. (Trout) Cook.

She was a retired cafeteria manager from Ripley High School and had worked at the Ripley Wal-Mart for 10 years. She was a member of the Evans United Methodist Church Ladies Aid, and she was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley.

Survivors include her husband, Willis G. Hileman; sons, Stanley Hileman of Morgantown, WV, and Michael Hileman of Fort Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Rose Mary Warren of Gallipolis, OH; brothers, Billy LaZell of Parkersburg, and Bob Cook of Canton, OH; sisters, Hattie Parson of Spencer, Madge Dougherty of Belle, Betty Wade of Yawkey, and Barbara Payne of Elkview; 6 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Buster Cook, Frank Cook, and Sam Cook; sister, Gladys Cottrell.

Service will be Monday, December 23, 2002 11 a.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Charles Hicks officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Arthur Hoyt Hill

Arthur Hoyt Hill, 74, of Mount Alto, WV, passed away April 13, 2002, at the James Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, follow a brief illness.

He was born February 5, 1928 in Evans, WV, a son of the late Charles A. and Elva D. (Morrison) Hill.

He retired from American Electric Power in 1992, with 41 years service, as the plant manager for the Big Sandy Power Plant in Louisa, KY. He was a member of the Ripley Lodge #16 AF & AM, Scottish Rite El Hasa Shrine, Ashland, KY, Royal Order of Jesters Court 172, Hillbilly Clan 1, of in Ashland, KY. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Point Pleasant, and was a Kentucky Colonel. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and attended the Evans United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Margaret (Shinn) Hill; sons and daughters-in-law, Garry and Rosemary Hill of Cottageville, and Nick and Sherry Hill of Mount Alto; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Stacie and Jimmy Pinkerton, Sara and Randy Casto, Stephanie Hill, Alison Hill; grandson, Jared Hill; great grandchildren, Tyler Hill, Ryne Hill, Cory Hill, Holly Casto, and Zane Pinkerton; sister, Kathleen Hill of Scott Depot.

A sister, Marie Harness and a brother, Donnie C. Hill also preceded him in death.

Service will be Wednesday, April 17, 2002—1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Danny Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV, with Masonic graveside rites. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society, c/o 1724 Miller Drive, Ravenswood, WV 26164

He will be sadly missed by his family and a host friends. Most of all he was a loving Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Charles Asbury Hill, Jr

Charles Asbury Hill, Jr., 78, of Evans, WV, departed this life August 23, 2004 in the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Point Pleasant, following an extended illness.

He was born August 25, 1925, in Elmwood, Mason County, a son of the late C.A, Sr. and Elva Dale (Morrison) Hill.

He was a retired painter, and member of the Painters Union Local #1144, Parkersburg. He was a WWII Navy veteran, and member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include sons, Charles E. “Chuck” Hill of Evans, and Craig E. Hill of Point Pleasant; sister, Mildred Williams of Wooster, OH; grandchildren, Eric Chapman, Mark Chapman, Rachel Chapman, Lance Jeff Ashworth, and Chase Daugherty; great grandchildren, Olivia Shreve, Parker Shreve, and Nada Chapman; friend and former wife, Geri Hill.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Charlene.

Service was held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Les Hayman officiating. Burial followed in the Letart-Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

John M. Hill

John M. Hill, 77, of Evans, WV was found deceased at his home May 25, 1999.

He was born July 27, 1921 at Cottageville, WV a son of the late Frederick Johnson and Lena (Sayre) Hill.

He was a WWII Army veteran, a farmer, a retired scarfer from J & L Steel Mill in Aliquippa, PA and he was a protestant.

Surviving are a son, Howard Hill of Freedom, PA; daughter, Imogine Adams of Center Township, PA; brother, Arnold Hill of Aliquippa, PA; sisters, Isabelle Campbell of Aliquippa, PA, Hazel Larrick of Baden, PA, Eileen Chapman of Reedy and Cecelia "Sybil" Freshour of Ripley; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

Service will be Saturday, May 29, 1999--10 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV with military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Curtis Lee Hil

Curtis Lee Hill, 82, of Cain Ridge Road, Leon, WV, departed this life September 16, 2005 at his home.

He was born January 1, 1923 in Given, WV, a son of the late Andrew Lackey and Lucy Margaret (Shinn) Hill. He was also preceded in death by a brother Wayne Calvin Hill.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a retired glass worker from Libby-Owens-Ford, in Kanawha City, where he also served as a group leader, and chief loan officer for Centennial Federal Credit Union. He was a member of the AFL-CIO, Mountain Lodge of the West Virginia Junior Order of Mechanics, and the Mason County Farm Bureau. He was a farmer, a co-owner and operator of Hill’s Texico in St. Albans, and was a former employee of Curtis Wright Aircraft in Dayton, OH, and Douglas Aircraft in California.

He was also a member of Leon Baptist Church, the National Rifle Association, the National Republican Party, and had served as a Committeeman for the 17th Ward in Kanawha City.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Lou (Workman) Hill; sons and daughter-in-law, Nelson Lee and Rene’ Hill of Sissonville, and Neal Cameron Hill of Cain Ridge Road, Leon; daughters and their husbands, Lynn Donna and Danny Profitt of Kenna, and Kimberly Lou and John D. Moss of Sissonville; brother, Thomas Edison Hill of Charleston; sister, Mildred Ennis Morrison of Winfield; grandchildren, Angela Harper, Christopher Slack, Nathan Moss, Jared Hill, and Jacob Hill; great grandchildren, David Harper, Eric Lee Slack, Dakota Harper, and Jonathan Abbott.

Service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at the Leon Baptist Church, with the Rev. Basil Hudson officiating. Entombment followed in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cross Lanes with military honors. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Christopher Lee Hill

Christopher Lee Hill, 28, of Evans, WV, departed this life September 18, 2005 in St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born September 4, 1977, a son of David Clair and Debbie Jane (Slocum) Hill of Evans.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School, and attended the Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, other survivors include brothers, Anthony Hill and Michael Hill both of Evans; paternal grandparents, Clair and Lois (Thompson) Hill, of Leroy; nephew, Brandon; niece, Alexis.

Service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Mark Siers and Pastor Mike Elder officiating. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, at the funeral home.

Phyllis Ann Hix

Phyllis Ann Hix, 64, of Teays Valley, formerly of Huntington, departed this life, March 13, 2002, in the Teays Valley Nursing Center, following an extended illness.

She was born, July 21, 1937 in Pikeville, KY, a daughter of the late, Bill and Zettie Lee (Justice) Hall.

She was a restaurant manager, a caterer, and a friend of Bill W. She is survived by sons, Richard Carroll, Jr. of Winter Park, FL, and Donnie Ross of Columbus, OH; daughters, Laura Chandler, of College, PA, Benita Carroll of Hurricane, Mary Burdette of Leon, Donna Wall of Cotton Town, TN, and Billy Jo Garrett of Spencer; brother, Robert L. Hall of Goodyear, AZ; 14 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

2 infant children, and a sister, Ruby Brewer, preceded her in death

Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, March 15, at the Henson Mortuary, Huntington, with a service beginning at 7:30 pm. Graveside service will be Saturday, March 16, at 1 pm in the Baden Presbyterian Cemetery, Leon, WV, with the Rev. Delbern “Jake” McCarty officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Thomas Delwin Hodge

Thomas Delwin Hodge, 31, of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life November 24, 2001, at CAMC General Division, following an extended illness.

He was born October 25, 1970 in Ripley, WV, a son of Charles Frederick Hodge of Mount Alto, and Dorothy Louise (Adkins) Mullens of Mount Alto.

He was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and a protestant. He was devoted to his family, enjoyed playing the guitar, and sketch art.

Other survivors include sons, Jacob Hodge and Brandon Johnson; daughters, Stacia Hodge and Kelsey Hodge; brothers, Charles E. Hodge of Point Pleasant, Frederick Hodge of Massillon, OH. Edwin Hodge of Gallipolis, OH, Jerry Hodge of Ravenswood, Larry Hodge of Mount Alto, Gary Hodge, with the U.S. Army in Georgia, Glenn Hodge of Minnesota, and James Hodge of Mason; sisters, Viola Doll of Morgantown, Elizabeth Ann Spradling of Ravenswood, Julie Ann Roush of Letart, Patricia Newman and Crystal McNemar both of Parkersburg; paternal grandmother, Fornie Alice Hodge of Gallagher; stepfather, Dave Mullens of Mount Alto; fiancé, Sherry Dawn Johnson of Mount Alto; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be Tuesday, November 27, 2001—11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will be in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery, Mount Alto.

Joann May (Pinnell) Hoffman

Joann May (Pinnell) Hoffman, 67, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, July 3, 1999 at CAMC Memorial Division, following a brief illness.

She was born December 9, 1931 at Parkersburg, a daughter of the late William Lloyd and Olevia May (Beckwith) Pinnell.

She was owner and operator of Lord and Hoffman Monograms, a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter #16, Cottageville, a past Grand Chaplain for the Order of Eastern Star for the state of West Virginia and a member of the Grand Cross of Color. She was a 4 H all star, a member of the Charleston Light Opera Guild, the Kanawha Players, Kith 'N' Hills Theatre Group and she was a commercial actress. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley where she was a member of the choir, the United Methodist Women and Friendship Group and the Golden Rule Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Board of Directors of Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Robert Frederick Hoffman; daughters, Kathryn Hoffman of Downingtown, PA and Cynthia Hoffman of Daytona, FL; sister, Virginia Kathryn Hogsett of Ripley.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Lloyd P. Hoffman; brothers, Roger O. Pinnell and William Pinnell; sister, Olevia "Dude" Cunningham.

Service will be Tuesday, July 6, 1999--11 am at Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley with Dr. Ken Krimmel and the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating.

Burial will be in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery Cottageville, WV at the convenience of the family.

Visitation 6-9 pm Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV and Tuesday 1 hour prior to service at the church. An Order of Easter Star service by Cottageville Chapter #16 will be held Monday at 8:30 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Epworth United Methodist Church Building Fund, North and Church Streets, Ripley, WV 25271

Clarence Lee Holder

Clarence Lee Holder, 90, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, September 7, 2002 in the Ravenswood Center, following an extended illness.

He was born September 2, 1912 in Elk Ridge, WV, a son of the late Robert and Johnny Belle (Craig) Holder.

He was a retired coal miner, a member of the United Steelworkers Union, and attended the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Hester Margarett (Backus) Holder; sons, James Edward Holder of Cocoa, FL, Gerald Ray Holder of Spencer, WV, and Roger Lee Holder of Cottageville, WV; daughters, Betty Jo Turner of Waldorf, MD, Judy Ann Smith of Edgewater, MD, and Othella Hilton of Cottageville, WV; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 9 step grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a son, John William Holder; brothers, Jesse Holder and Walter Holder; sister, Edna Lowe.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2002--1 p.m. at the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church, with Pastor Mark Price officiating. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church. Assistance and information provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Lowell F. Hood

Lowell F. Hood, 68, of Ripley, departed this life, July 17, 2002 in Jackson General Hospital, following an extended illness.

He was born in Ripley, a son of the late Clair and Louise (Sayre) Hood.

He was a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways, a truck driver, a musician with the Highway Bluegrass Boys Band, and he was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Orpha Jane (Lyons) Hood; sons, Terry Hood, and Clayton Hood, both of Ripley; daughters, Venitta Shields of Hickory, NC, Cynthia Dagliere of LA, and Tina Durham of Ripley; stepdaughters, Lynn Good of Orrville, OH, and Dee Ann Good of Millersburg, OH; grandchildren, Myka Harrison, Field Harrison, Ric Shields, Carry Hood, and Mary Hood.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Ricky Gale Hood; brother, Eugene Hood; sisters, Mary Waybright, and Doris Waybright.

Service will be Friday, July 19, 2002-1 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Mike Shamblin officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time at the funeral home.

Charles Ray Houchen

Charles Ray Houchen, 81, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life February 15, 2002 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness. He was born June 3, 1920, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late, Corbett and Mary (Harmon) Houchen. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, retired from Kaiser Aluminum with 24 years service, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union #5668. He was a Methodist by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Jeanette R. (Sayre) Houchen; sons, Rick Houchen, Tracy Houchen, and Mitch Houchen all of Cottageville; 5 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Ray Houchen; brother, Ernest Houchen, sisters, Clorice Smith and Clarice Beymer.

Service will be Monday, February 18, 2002—11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Thomas Raymond Hudson

Thomas Raymond Hudson, 78, of Evans, WV, departed this life, December 31, 2001, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born September 14, 1923, in Liverpool, WV, a son of the late, Everett and Eva Etta (Parsons) Hudson.

He was a 1941 graduate of Ripley High School, a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a Baptist. He was a retired furnace operator from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation with 29 years service, and was a member of the United Steelworkers of America Union Local #5668. He was a charter member of the Ripley Midget League and was a former midget league coach. He was a member of the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge, and the Ripley High School Athletic Boosters.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Freda Lenore (Sheppard) Hudson; daughter, Debbie (Mike) Bright of Fairplain; sons, John (Vickie) Hudson of Ravenswood, Rod (Bev) Hudson of Evans, and Randy (Monica) Hudson of Elgin, SC; brother, Everett “Junior” Hudson of Spencer; grandchildren, Trindi Doughty, Erick Hudson, Kristin Hudson, Jonna Hudson, Zac Belcher, Chesney Hudson, Paige Hudson, Daniel Hudson, and Adrienne Hudson; and his pet, Bridgett.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward Hudson, and sister, Ella Mae Broscious.

Service will be Thursday, January 3, 2002—11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with Pastor Mark Siers officiating. Entombment will follow in the Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, with military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 pm, Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to Jackson County Hospice, c/o Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Howard DeVaughn Hughes

Howard DeVaughn Hughes, 57, of Spartanburg, SC, formerly of Ravenswood, departed this life, February 9, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born October 10, 1944 in Ravenswood, a son of the late, Phillip Sheridan and Edith (Coe) Hughes.

He was a retired concrete finisher with 22 years service for Criss Concrete, Ravenswood, WV, and 12 years service with Metro Mont Material in Spartanburg. He was a member of the Flatwoods United Methodist Church, near Ravenswood.

Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Sandra Sue (Simmons) Hughes; daughter, Denise Marie Wentz of Chesenee, SC; sister, Lois Bosworth of Ravenswood; grandson, Nathaniel Hughes.

A sister Gwendolyn Robinson preceded him in death.

Service will be Tuesday, February 12, 2002 1 pm at the Flatwoods United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 5 pm until 8 pm Monday at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Claud “Lusion” Hughes

Claud “Lusion” Hughes, 74, of Ravenswood, WV, was called home, March 11, 2006, at Jackson General Hospital.

He was born December 13, 1931 in Hippo, KY, a son of the late C.J. “Jack” and Virgie (Moore) Hughes.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Hughes, and a sister, Jackie Laughlin.

He was a Korean War era, U.S. Army veteran, a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 6669, Ravenswood, the Jackson County C.B. Club, the Jackson County Gospel Singers Association, and was an active member of North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood. He was a retired foreman from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, was a supervisor for C.J. Hughes Construction Company, and a field supervisor for Pete Gould Construction.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Pauline (Higgins) Hughes; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam and Stanley Wood of Kenova, WV, and Paula and Mike King of Ravenswood; sister and her husband, Alva Mae and Alvie Kidder of Ravenswood; half brother and his wife, Steve and Cheryl Hughes of Mingo Junction OH; half sister and her husband, Sherry and Willem Wonsong, of Mt. Vernon, NY; grandchildren, Adam Wood, Andy Wood, and Madison King.

Service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at the North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Michael Curtis officiating. Burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery, with full military honors provided by V.F.W. Post No. 6669, Ravenswood. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and Tuesday, 1 hour prior to service at the church.

In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the North U.M. Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 335, Ravenswood, WV.

Sandra Sue Hughes

Sandra Sue Hughes, 52, of Spartanburg, SC, departed this life December 28, 2002 in the Carolina Medical Center, Charlotte, NC following a brief illness.

She was born March 6, 1950, in Gassaway, WV, a daughter of the late William and Rita (Centrobi) Simmons.

She was a charge nurse for Rosecrest Assisted Living in Inman, SC, and was a member of the Flatwoods United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Denise Marie and Joe Wentz, of Chesnee, SC; brother, Darren Simmons of OH; sisters, Barbara Dibler of Lodi, OH, Eleanor Johnson of Parma, OH, and Mary Trout of Ravenswood; grandson, Nathaniel Wentz; stepmother, Veronica Simmons of OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Hughes.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2002, in the Flatwoods United Methodist Church near Ravenswood, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Wayne Wilson Hughes

Wayne Wilson Hughes, 95, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life June 7, 2005, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born July 4, 1909, in the Village of Flatwoods, near Cottageville, WV, a son of the late Philip Sheridan Hughes and Margaret Belle (Wilson) Hughes.

He was a member of Cedar Run United Methodist Church, the Ravenswood Lions Club, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Ashton Lodge #12, A.F.&A.M. of Ravenswood, and Nemesis Temple Shrine of Parkersburg. He served continuously for 51 years in several capacities for Western Soil Conservation District. He was an educator, having taught in a one-room school and later in Ravenswood High School.

Survivors include his three sons, Leslie Virgil Hughes, Lyle Wayne Hughes and Lowell Gene Hughes, all of Ravenswood; a brother, Raymond Hughes of Barboursville, WV, and a sister-in-law, Hazel Casto Hughes of Ravenswood; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services was held on Friday, June 10, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., at Cedar Run United Methodist Church, Flatwoods Road, Ravenswood. Burial followed in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Ora Mae Hunt

Ora Mae Hunt, 71, of Rt. 1, Leon, WV, departed this life December 10, 2000 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born, November 11, 1929 in Leon, WV, a daughter of the late, James Wilbur and Edna Mae (Blume) Durst.

She was a retired secretary from the Mason County School system with 25 years service. She was a leader of Busy 4's 4-H Club for 39 years, was a member of the Mason County 4-H Leaders Association, and was a member of the 4-H All Stars. She received special recognition from Mason County as an outstanding 4-H leader in 1992 and 1999, from the State of West Virginia as an outstanding 4-H All Star in 1993. She was a former member of the Mt. Flower Emergency Squad, and a charter member of the Baden Community Center. She was on of three who shared honors in dedication of the 2000 Mason County Fair. She was a member of the Creston United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, member of the Creston Ladies Aid, and served on several committees.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Henry Ivan Hunt; sons, Timothy Lee (Marsha) Hunt, Henry Ivan (Deborah) Hunt, Jr., Robert Anthony (Nikki) Hunt all of Leon; daughters, Debbie Tygrett and Pamela June Matheny both of Leon, Alice Faye (Larry) Keefer of Mount Alto; brothers, William (Katherine) Durst, Dallas (Beverly) Durst, Albert (Mary) Durst, Roy (Geraldine) Hall all of Leon; sisters, Ethel (Vitus) Hartley of Point Pleasant, Erma Kapp of Columbus, OH; 6 grandchildren, Octavia Lynn Hunt, Stephanie Ann Tygrett, Nena Reann Hunt, Carmen Elaine Keefer, Rodney Allen Keefer and Jeremy Collins Hunt; sister-in-law, Patricia Durst of Winfield.

Service will be Wednesday, December 13, 2000--2 pm at Creston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and the Rev. Randy Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm Tuesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Creston Church, c/o Marie Keefer, Rt. 2 Box 590, Leon, WV.

Alberta Lee Hunter

Alberta Lee Hunter, 80, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, September 15, 2000, at the home of her son, Glenn Hunter of Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born March 24, 1920, in Given, WV, a daughter of the late William Alexander and Olive (Wellings) Carney.

She was a retired cook from Jackson General Hospital, a homemaker, and attended the Moss Chapel Church, Given, WV, and the Sidneyville United Methodist Church, Ripley, WV.

She is also survived by son, Conard Hunter of Brooksville, FL; sister, Grada French of Dunbar, WV; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grand children.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, John H. Hunter; brothers, Brooks Carney, and Clair Carney; sister Dove Casto.

Service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2000--1 pm at Moss Chapel Church, Given, WV, with the Rev. Hubert Groves officiating. Burial will follow at the Moss Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home and from noon until service time at the church on Wednesday.

William David Hunter

William David Hunter, 68, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, March 27, 2001, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born July 6, 1932 in Rockcastle, WV, a son of the late, Charles Freemont and Frankie Maude (Park) Hunter.

He was a retired machine operator from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, WV, was a member of the United Steelworkers Union #5668, and attended the Goodwill Community Church, Kenna.

Surviving are his wife, Doris Virginia (Canterbury) Hunter; sons, David (Gail) Hunter of Ripley, Kevin (Janice) Hunter of Evans, Charlie (Angie) Kay of Ripley; daughters, Louise (Carroll) Donohew of Evans, Becky (Scott) Finley of Fort Mill, SC, and Retha Kay Fisher of Joppa, MD; brothers, Dwight Hunter of Given, Carroll Hunter of New Bloomfield, OH; sisters, Jewell Jividen of Liberty, and Margaret Carney of Given; grandchildren, Pete Finley, Heather Finley, Ryan Finley, Chandra Hunter, Jerod Hunter, Anthony Donohew, Dustin Donohew, Adam Fisher, Terry Lee Fisher, Brandyn Fisher, Takara Kay, Nicholas Kay, Breanna Hunter, Shanna Hunter, Logan Hunter; great grandchildren, Hannah, Jordan, Meressa, and Aly.

He was also preceded in death by brothers John and Charles; sisters, Betty Helen, and Jean.

Service will be Thursday, March 29, 2001--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Creel Kerns officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be 6 - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Nisa Marie Hunt

Nisa Marie Hunt, 5 year old daughter of Bruce Alan Hunt and Tina Marie Hurst of Ripley, WV, departed this life, May 7, 1999 at West Virginia University's Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

She was born April 4, 1994 at Charleston, WV.

She attended the Ripley Baptist Temple.

Other survivors include her brother, David Bryce Hunt at home; paternal grandparents, Alvin & Dorothy (Casto) Hunt of Ripley; maternal grandparents, Robert & Penny (Rollins) McCollough of Pennsboro.

Service will be Tuesday, May 11, 1999--11 am at the Ripley Baptist Temple with the Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Plainview Cemetery, Kenna, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV and from 10 am until 11 am Tuesday at the church.

Ruby Lea (Roush) Hunt

Ruby Lea (Roush) Hunt, 81, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life March 28, at her home.

She was born July 15, 1924, in Millwood, WV, a daughter of the late John and Gertrude Mae (Thornton) Roush.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hunt; son, Lawrence Eugene Hunt; brothers, Harold, Ray, and Pete; sister, Ruth Durst; grandson, Robert Hunt; great grandsons, Anthony Brown, and Dustin Klaseen.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Jackson County Democratic Women’s Club, the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Ladies Oriental Shrine.

Survivors include her daughter and her husband, Joyce and Don Creel of Cottageville; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

Service was at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Carl Tracy Hunt

Carl Tracy Hunt, 75, of Evans, WV, departed this life, January 19, 2001, at his home.

He was born October 14, 1925 in Evans, a son of the late, Walter and Eulah Belle (Sayre) Hunt.

He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion post #107, Ripley, WV. He was former owner and operator of the Round House, in Evans, was a retired state employee and was former manager of the ABCC store in Ripley.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Evelyn Imogene (Sayre) Hunt; brothers, Robert (Kathleen) Hunt of Evans, Clair (Shirley) Hunt of Ripley and Camden (Shirley) Hunt of Washington; sisters, Agnes (Floyd) Morrison of Bremen, OH, Bernice (Woodrow) Shinn of McCutchenville, OH, and Nadine (Floyd) Tucker of Moorehaven, FL; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister Garnet Hunt.

Service will be Sunday, January 21, 2001 -- 2 pm at the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating with military honors by American Legion Post #107, Ripley, WV. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the, American Lung Association of West Virginia, P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339-3980.

Garnett Irene Hunt

Garnett Irene Hunt, 72, of Evans, WV, departed this life, November 28, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born April 2, 1927 a daughter of the late, Walter and Eulah Belle (Sayre) Hunt.

She was a retired secretary for the United States government at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and she was a protestant.

Survivors include brothers, Robert Hunt and Carl Hunt both of Evans, Clair Hunt of Ripley and Camden Hunt of Parkersburg; sisters, Bernice Shinn of McCutchenville, OH, Agnus Morrison of Bremen, OH and Nadine Tucker of Alva, FL; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a twin sister, Cleo Lorene Hunt.

Service will be Tuesday, November 30, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation 12 noon to 1 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Orene L. Hupp

Orene L. Hupp, 73, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life February 1, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born May 20, 1927, in Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late Charles Lesley and Orah Leone (Miller) Williams.

She was formerly employed at Trenle Blake China Company, Marsh Drug Store and worked as a waitress in several area restaurants. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.

She is survived by two sons, Bob Barber of Ravenswood and Gene Hupp of Murraysville; her twin sister, Irene Casto of Ravenswood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Hupp.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, February 6, 2001--2 pm, at Ravenswood Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Matics officiating. There will be no visitation. Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Lou Hurt

Mary Lou Hurt, 68 of Ripley, WV departed this life January 22, 1999 at her home following a brief illness.

She was born December 16, 1930 at Fairview, WV a daughter of the late, Arthur Warner and Grace (Toothman) Warner Witt.

Surviving are son, Terry Hurt of Cottageville; daughters, Brenda Winters of Ripley, Marilyn McFann of Racine, OH and Nancy Matheny of Parkersburg; brother, Glenn Warner of Conover, OH; sisters, Ida Buretz of Tipp City, OH and Dessie Wilson of Waynesburg, PA; 15 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.

Service will be Monday, January 25, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Kelly Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Cottageville, WV. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 pm Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions are preferred to donors favorite charity.

Charles Russel Hutchinson

Charles Russel Hutchinson, 70, of Sandyville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life June 14, 1999, at Arbor Nursing Home, Gallipolis, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born May 13, 1929, at Sandyville, WV, a son of the late Harry Austin and Myrtle Maude (Clem) Hutchinson.

He was a disabled US Army Veteran of the Korean War, a retired truck driver, farmer and a Baptist by faith.

He is survived by a brother, Harold Hutchinson of Sandyville and a nephew, Dwight Hutchinson of Sandyville.

Graveside service and burial will be Thursday, June 17, 1999, at 11:00 am, at Meadowdale Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Charldean B. Hutchison

Charldean B. Hutchison, of Evans, WV, departed this life, April 17, 2001 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born September 4, 1922 in Evans, a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret H. (Sayre) Cunningham.

She was a graduate of Union High School, Cottageville, WV, a past Matron of Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #16, Cottageville, was a member of the Otterbein Cemetery Association and, a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Carl C. Hutchison; son, Charles (Helen) Hutchison of Evans; daughter, Cristine (Dean) Pauley of Barboursville; sister, Kathleen Mann of Melbourne, FL; grandsons, Lewis Hutchison Pauley and John Carl Pauley.

Service will be Thursday, April 19, 2001--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Ann Skeen officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation 6 - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Old Section of Otterbein Cemetery, P.O. Box 168, Evans, WV, 25241

Rada Hutton

Rada Hutton, 89, of Ravenswood, WV, went to heaven to be with Jesus, her husband, sons and other dear ones, September 21, 2003, following a brief illness.

She was born October 22, 1913, in Belgrove, WV, a daughter of the late S.M. and Nancy Ethel (Casto) Carpenter.

She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Hermon Hutton whom she married January 29, 1936; two sons, Harold Keith and Robert Samuel Hutton; sister, Celia Young; brothers, Bert and Brady Carpenter.

She totally devoted her life to serving God and her family. She was a faithful servant and member of Calvary Baptist Church for 37 years. Rada was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was never happier than when surrounded by family and friends. She was an avid reader, a great cook, and quilted for most of her years. She and her husband Hermon could be counted on to visit the sick, pray for them, and bring them a homemade apple pie.

Rada worked as a cook at Blennerhassett Elementary in Wood County in the 1960 s. She also cooked a number of years at North Elementary in Ravenswood. After retiring, Rada and Hermon loved traveling while visiting her sister in Idaho, and daughters in Texas, North Carolina and Arkansas.

Rada is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and John Norman of Little Rock, AR, Mary and John Townshend of Pasadena, TX; brother, Hays Carpenter of Ripley; sisters, Freda Reynolds and Glada Horn of Ripley; Myrtle Scarbrough of Dunbar; Frances Gray of Burley, ID; grandchildren, Rebecca and David Norman of Fayetteville, AR, Jill Leggett of Cutler, OH, Eric Hutton of Parkersburg; great grandchildren, Erica Hutton, Amber (Leggett) McIntyre, and Josiah Leggett; great, great granddaughter, Kylie McIntyre; many beloved nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, September 25, 2003 at Calvary Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with Pastor Fred Basnett, Jr. and the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Goshen Cemetery, Kentuck. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Delmer Hutton

Delmer Hutton, 89, of Evans, WV, departed this life February 15, 2004 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a brief illness.

He was born Belgrove, a son of the late Robert Emory and Annie Laurie (Carpenter) Hutton.

He was a retired insurance agent from Modern Woodman of America with 20 years service. He was a former teacher with 22 years service in Jackson and Kanawha Counties. He was also active in area civic groups, was a founding member of the Evans Public Service District, a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates from 1952 through 1954, and attended the Parchment Valley Baptist Church, Ripley.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Wilma Hutton of Mount Alto, Larry and Linda Hutton of Trophy Club, TX, and Jim and Shirley Hutton of Evans; daughter and son-in-law, Deloris and Dr. William Simmons of Glenville; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lena Faye Hutton; brothers, Herman and Basil.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at the Parchment Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Goshen Cemetery, Kentuck. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Hermon Hutton

Hermon Hutton, 90, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life January 15, 2001, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born at Gay, WV, on September 23, 1910, a son of the late Emory Robert and Annie Laura (Carpenter) Hutton.

He was retired from the Jackson County School System where he served as teacher and principal for 43 years. He was a graduate of Ripley High School, received his bachelor degree from Morris Harvey College and his masters degree from Marshall University. He was a member of the Gideons, the Principals Association and Retired Teachers Association, where he held the office of membership chairman. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Ravenswood, where he served in many capacities, including Deacon, Chairman of Deacons and Sunday school teacher for 22 years.

He is survived by his wife, Rada (Carpenter) Hutton, whom he married on January 29, 1936; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and John Townshend of Pasadena, TX, and Carol and John Norman of Little Rock, AR; brother, Delmer Hutton of Evans, WV; grandchildren, Jill Leggett of Cutler, OH, Eric Hutton of Parkersburg, David Norman and Rebecca Norman of Little Rock, AR; great-grandchildren, Erica Hutton, Amber Leggett and Josiah Leggett; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sons, Keith Hutton and Robert Hutton, and brother, Basil Hutton.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 19, 2001, at 11:00 am, at Calvary Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with Pastor Fred Basnett, Jr. and Rev. Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Goshen Cemetery, Kentuck, WV. Visitation is from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Betty Jo (Hartsock) Igo

Betty Jo (Hartsock) Igo, 75, of Charleston, WV, departed this life March 20, 2002 in CAMC, Memorial Division, following an extended illness.

She was born May 14, 1926 in Putney, WV, a daughter of the late Joseph Clyde and Julia Bee (Lowery) Hartsock.

She was a former employee of White and Haynes Optical in Columbus, OH, the K-Mart in Charleston, and was retired from the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. She was a charter member of the Fair Haven Baptist Church in Campbells Creek, where she was a former member of the choir.

Survivors include a son, Joe Igo of Ripley; daughters, Saundra Mosteller of Garretts Bend, WV, Connie Kirkpatrick of Lakewood, CO, and Julia Nelson of Ravenswood; sister, Margaret Milam of Belle; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Hutchings Holley; an infant brother; ex-husband, the Rev. Denver H. Igo.

Graveside service will be Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley, WV. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to your church or favorite charity. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Howard Edward Jarrett

Howard Edward Jarrett, 72, of Leon, WV, formerly of Sherman, departed this life November 4, 2001 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born August 9, 1929 a son of the late Jess Othel and Mary (McMurray) Jarrett.

He was a lifelong resident of Sherman, WV, until moving to Leon, in 1997.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator from the Operating Engineers Local # 132, Hinton, WV, and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Annabelle (Shamblin) Jarrett; daughters, Jennifer Bush and Julie Benson both of Silverton, Roberta Evans of Second Creek, Delores Marble of Keedysbille, MD, Linda Lewis of Patriot, OH, Connie Gray of Leon; brother, Paul Jarrett of Ravenswood; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Fred Jarrett.

Private graveside service will be Wednesday, November 7, 2001 in the Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV, with Pastor, David McClain officiating and military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Tuesday, November 6, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Lettie Marie Jarrett

Lettie Marie Jarrett, 92, of Leland, NC formerly of Ripley, WV, departed this life, May 17, 1999 at Brunswick Cove Nursing Home, Leland, NC following an extended illness.

She was born February 17, 1907 a daughter of the late, Jerry Bert & Orilla May (King) Stover.

She was a homemaker and a protestant.

Surviving are her daughter, Opal Christine Adkins of South Port, NC; brother, Marshall Stover of Evans; sister, Margie Akers of Evans, Grace Findley of Morgantown and Lena May Richards of Seth; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; Roy L. Jarrett; son, Melvin Jarrett; brothers, Bert Stover and Delbert Stover; sisters, Myrtle Wheeler and Edna Unrue.

Service will be Saturday, May 22, 1999--10 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV. Private family visitation will be from 9 am until 10 am Saturday at the funeral home.

Herbert W. Johnson

Herbert W. Johnson, 83, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life November 21, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born May 18, 1917, a son of the late William Oscar and Cordelia Blanche (Arbaugh) Johnson.

He was a retired pipe fitter and foreman for Laborers' Union, Local #1353, Charleston, with 45 years service. He accepted salvation in 1967 and attended Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church and the Ravenswood Independent Fellowship Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gearldean Anna (Searls) Johnson; sons, Harold Johnson of Meadowville, VA, Sherman Johnson of Calabash, NC, Richard Johnson of Ravenswood; daughter, Barbara Thompson of Columbus, OH; brother, Bernie Johnson of Scott Depot; sisters, Nannie Caldwell of Hurricane and Verba Eblen of Redondo Beach, CA; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, William Lyle Johnson, Kenneth Ray Ward Johnson and Willard Johnson; sisters, Zula Maxine Searls and Nettie Johnson.

Funeral services will be on Friday, November 24, 2000--3:00 pm, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hurricane, WV, with the Rev. Ronnie Naylor and the Rev. Anton Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, and 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Lee Ann Johnson

Lee Ann Johnson, 61, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 15, 2006, at Hubbard Hospice House, Dunbar, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born January 25, 1944, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late Overt Bascolm and Grace Nina (Adkins) Coleman.

Lee Ann was saved June 20, 1965, was a charter member of Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church, and attended the Independent Fellowship Church in Ravenswood.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts and sewing.

Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Richard Cline Johnson, son and daughter-in-law, David Allen and Polla Johnson of Ravenswood, and daughter and son-in-law, Ramona and Tim Casto of Ravenswood, sister, Bobbie Dene Caldwell of Ravenswood, and grandchildren, Benjamin, Whitney, Lance and Erika.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 18, 2006 at -11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Gearldean Anna Johnson

Gearldean Anna Johnson, 81, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, went home to be with the Lord March 27, 2002, at Ravenswood Village Center, Ravenswood, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born August 2, 1920, at Hurricane, WV, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Sovine) Searls.

She was a retired cook for Kanawha County Schools, with 14 years service.

She attended Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church and Independent Fellowship Church in Ravenswood.

Survivors include three sons, Harold Johnson of Meadowview, VA, Sherman Johnson of Calabash, NC, and Richard Johnson of Ravenswood; a daughter, Barbara Thompson of Pataskala, OH; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert W. Johnson, and a sister, Genevieve Bodnar.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 30, 2002—3:00 pm, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Hurricane, WV, with the Rev. Ronnie Naylor and the Rev. Anton Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation is from 10 to 11 am with a worship service from 11:00 to 11:30 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Raymond Eugene Johnson, Sr

Raymond Eugene Johnson, Sr., 36, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life December 1, 2001.

He was born May 29, 1965, at Akron, OH, the son of Virgil Francis Johnson, Sr., of Belpre, OH, and Betty Lou (Hammond) Short of Ravenswood.

He was a carpenter for Kimes Construction Company and a Christian by faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Sarah Louise (Elmore) Johnson, sons, Tyler Johnson of Ripley, Gabriel Wotring, Andrew Johnson and Raymond Eugene Johnson, Jr., all of Ravenswood, step-son, Wesley Neal Robertson of Ravenswood; daughter, Sarah Louise Johnson II, of Ravenswood, step-daughter, Anna Marie Robertson of Ravenswood; brothers, Virgil Francis Johnson, Jr. and Scott Alan Johnson, both of Ravenswood, John Clark Johnson of IL; sisters, Tina Marie DeRito of Ravenswood and Jamie Lynn Burgess of Yadkinville, NC.

Funeral services will be on Friday, December 7, 2001--1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Preacher Kevin O'Neil officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service.

Betty Jean Justice

Betty Jean Justice, 60, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life, February 18, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

She was born April 18, 1939 at Purtan, WV a daughter of the late Ernest Lee "Jack" and Lou Vena (Howell) Clark.

She was a member of the Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church and she was a homemaker.

Surviving are sons, Robert N. Justice, Jr. of Hickory, NC, Stanley Keith Justice of Parkersburg and Jeffrey Allen Justice of Ravenswood; daughter, Janice Faye Hoschar of Ravenswood; brothers, Jackie Clark of New Caney, TX and David Clark of Columbus, OH; sisters, Helen Fouch of Calumet City, IL, Rita Chafin and Mary Maynard both of Columbus, OH; 3 granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Justice, Sr; sister, Hester Ann (Clark) Musick.

Service will be Monday, February 21, 2000, 2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with Pastor Christopher Skeens and the Rev. Kenneth Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 5pm - 8pm Sunday at the funeral home.


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