Surnames beginning with "K" & "L"


Edna Hainline Kalt

Edna Hainline Kalt, 86, of Ripley, WV, formerly of Parkersburg, went home to celebrate her new life with our Lord, July 12, 2005, following an extended illness.

She was born March 4, 1919 in Mount Sterling, KY, a daughter of the late William Gould and Ella Mae “Grannie” (Ewen) Hainline.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, George and Kenneth, and a sister, Teresa Maple.

She courageously fought cancer for 9 months, and was concerned more for her family that herself. Edna will best be remembered for her great cooking, friendly personality, love of dance and strong devotion to family.

She was a retired accounting clerk from the Bureau of Public Debt in Parkersburg, a member of the Parkersburg Chapter #14, Order of Eastern Star, and she enjoyed camping.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Glen D. Kalt; son, William D. “Butch” Kalt of Aiken, SC; daughters, Barbara Irwin of Perry, OH, and Debbie Sisson of Ripley; grandchildren, Shelly Knight, Angela Gallbraith, Andrea Kalt, Jay Sisson, and Stephanie Sisson; 6 great grandchildren.

Service were at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jack Miller officiating. Entombment followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064, or West Ripley Baptist Church, 611 West Main Street, Ripley, WV 25271, or Jackson County Public Library, 208 North Church St., Ripley, WV 25271.

Bessie Marie Kapp

Bessie Marie Kapp, 82, of Route 1, Leon, WV, departed this life, March 10, 2001, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born November 21, 1918 in Middleport, OH, a daughter of the late, Harry and Mary Margaret Ellen (Manley) Farley.

She was a homemaker, and had been a member of the Gods Will Tabernacle Church, Leon, WV, for more than 30 years.

Surviving are sons, James Delbert Kapp, Jr. of Lancaster, OH, and Larry James Kapp of Stockton, CA; daughter, Mary Maureen Herdman of Leon; 16 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Delbert Kapp; sons, Larry Chester Kapp, Harry Lester Kapp and Carl Leroy Kapp; daughter, Anna Marie Kapp; brother, Hollis Wilson Farley.

Service will be Tuesday, March 13, 2001 -- 11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Robert Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation 5 - 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Jeanne Elizabeth Fleming Karr

Jeanne Elizabeth Fleming Karr, 92, of Ravenswood, formerly of Clendenin, WV, departed this life July 3, 2004, following an extended illness.

She was born March 7, 1912 in Ravenswood, a daughter of the late Frank and Lucy (Rector) Fleming.

She was a registered nurse, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clendenin; she enjoyed quilting, and was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, David R. Karr of Ravenswood, and William M. Karr, III of Wilmington, NC; daughter, Jane Ann Karr of Huntington; sister, Marjorie Fleming Baker of Ravenswood; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, William M. Karr, Jr.; daughter, Deborah King; sisters, Josephine Shinn and Louise Noll.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Salvation Army, 301 Tennessee Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302.

William Richard Kay

William Richard Kay, 82, of Ripley, WV, departed this life December 24, 2005, following an extended illness.

He was born June 23, 1923 in Jackson County a son of the late John Raymer and Edna Louisa (Woodall) Kay. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Kay, and a niece, Donna Kay.

He was a WWII, U.S. Army veteran, a retired farmer and construction worker, a member of the Laborers Union, Local #1085, Parkersburg, WV, and the American Legion.

Survivors include brothers, Harold R. Kay and Charles M. Kay, both of Ripley, Vernon Kay of St. Albans; sister, Grace Kessel of Evans; special nieces and nephews, Charles H. and Angela Kay of Ripley, Retha Kay of Joppa, MD; great nieces and nephews, Terry Lee Fisher, Brandyn Fisher, Nicholas Kay, and Takara D. Kay.

Service was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2005, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial followed in Foster Chapel Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Jackson County veteran’s organizations. Visitation was Tuesday, from 12:00 noon until service time.

Lester Keefer

Lester Keefer, 85, of Leon, departed this life June 23, 2003 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born September 4, 1917 in Leon, a son of the late Ephriam Francis and Samantha Margaret (Absten) Keefer.

He was a farmer, a retired carpenter, and a retired foreman from the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was also a mail carrier, a census taker, an assessor, a trustee for the Smith Cemetery, and was a board member of the Mason County Agriculture and Conservation Service for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife, Glaydys (Durst) Keefer; daughters, Nora Donohew of Evans, and Reba Workman of Maysel, WV; sons, Arthur Keefer and Ray Keefer both of Leon; sister, Osa Merritt of Columbus, OH; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Aubrey, Albert, and Carl; sisters, Lula Livingston, and Dora Allison.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Douglas Garten officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James Paul Keefer

James Paul Keefer, 75, of Leon, WV, departed this life October 31, 2004 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born October 27, 1929 in Leon, a son of the late Henry Milroy and Martha Jane (Casto) Keefer. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Okey, Floyd, Everett, and Ernest.

He was a 1950 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, a retired material clerk from Phillip Sporn, and was an avid sportsman. He was active in the formation of the Baden Community Center and had served as its president, vice president and member of the board of directors. He also attended the Evans Church of God.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Norma Jean (Fife) Keefer; daughter, Paula Jean Rayburn; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Keefer of Columbus, OH, Earl and Mary Keefer of Letart, Henry and Evelyn Keefer, and Harold and Lucille Keefer all of Point Pleasant; sister, Amanda Stover; grandson and best buddy, Ryan James Rayburn.

Service was 2 p.m.Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Harless Cook and the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial followed in Kirkland Memorial Gardens, Point Pleasant. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Faye Catherine Burns Keen

Faye Catherine Burns Keen, 94, of Given, WV, departed this life December 23, 2005 at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born September 22, 1911 in Tariff, Roane County, WV, a daughter of the late Alex and Judith (Greathouse) Gillenwater.

She was a retired retail clerk, a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and the Pythian Sisters. She was a Baptist by faith.

She is survived by 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.

There will be a private service held at the convenience of the family.

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

Gary Neal Kent

Gary Neal Kent, 42, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life August 31, 2003, due to injuries received in a train/pedestrian accident in Ravenswood, WV.

He was born January 10, 1961, in Pt. Pleasant, WV, a son of the late Paul H. Kent and Geraldine (Spaulding) Casto of Ravenswood.

He was employed with the West Virginia Department of Highways in Jackson County and was formerly employed in the home construction trade. He attended the Ravenswood Church of God and was a veteran of the US Army.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his step-father, Charles Casto, of Ravenswood, daughters, Ashley Dawn Bibbee and Cassandra Lee Bibbee of Sandyville, brothers, Paul Kent, III, of Cheshire, OH, Allen Ross Casto of Huntington, sisters, Patricia Blair of Cottageville, Shirley Goelling of Gallipolis, Paula Blankenship of Buffalo, Brenda Stone of Cottageville and Renea Pursley of Ravenswood, step-brother, Dale Casto of Atlanta, GA, and step-sister, Lisa Hedricks of Ripley.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his son, Jason Neal Kent, and a brother, Paul Kent, Jr.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 3, 2003 11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Carl Mann officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Jason Neal Kent

Jason Neal Kent, 10, of Ravenswood, departed this life, December 8, 1999 at CAMC General Division from injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born March 21, 1989 at Ripley, WV a son of Gary Neal Kent and Stephanie Dawn Martin both of Ravenswood.

He was a fourth grade home schooled student and attended the Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.

In addition to his parents other survivors include sisters, Ashley Dawn Bibbee and Cassandra Lee Bibbee of Ravenswood; paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Geraldine and Charles Casto of Ravenswood; maternal grandmother and step grandfather, Janet and Delano "Mac" McDougal of Sandyville; maternal grandfather and step grandmother, Howard and Marge Martin of Murraysville; maternal great grandfather, Robert Martin of Elizabeth; maternal great grandmother, Juanita Epling of Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Paul H. Kent.

Service will be Saturday, December 11, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. Stanley Epling and the Rev. Carl Mann officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Joe's Run. Visitation from 4 pm - 8 pm Friday, December 10, 1999 at the funeral home.

Gregory Patrick Kernahan

Gregory Patrick Kernahan, 81, of Evans, WV, departed this life, March 15, 2000 at CAMC, General Division, following an extended illness.

He was born February 20, 1919 in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late, Martin and Elizabeth Kernahan.

He was a retired real estate broker, a WWII U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and a member of St. Mathew Catholic Church, Ravenswood.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo (Stover) Casto Kernahan; sons, Jerry Kernahan of Oklahoma City, OK, Kevin Kernahan of Lawrenceville, GA and Mike Kernahan of Traxton, NY; daughters, Mary Beth DeAngelo of Keansburg, NJ, Tracy Gerard of Portland, OR and Ann Kernahan of Little Switzerland, NC; stepson, Gary Casto of Evans; brother, Arthur Kernahan of TX; sisters, Dollie Weidow of Englewood, FL and Mary Buck of Bath, ME; 13 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Kernahan.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 18, 2000 -- 11 am at St. Mathew Catholic Church, Ravenswood, WV with Rev. John Fahey officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Friday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with a Christain Wake service at 8 pm with Sister, Rosanne Fogarty officiating.

Mildred A. Kerwood

Mildred A. Kerwood, 87, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life June 20, 2003, in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

She was born May 4, 1916 in Cottageville, a daughter of the late William Thornton and Mary Agnes (Sayre) Lloyd.

She was a graduate of Union High School Cottageville, a protestant, and was co-owner and operator of Kerwood Grocery, Kerwood Mobile Home Park, and Kerwood Mobile Home Sales.

Survivors include her daughters, Darlene Kerwood of Cottageville, and Eileene Pritt of Atlanta, GA; sister, Beulah Hinkle of Republic, OH; grandchildren, Rick Davis, Tonya Pritt, and Wilson Kerwood Pritt; step granddaughter, Jeanette Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Kerwood; daughter, Janet Taylor; brothers, Luther, Ralph, Karl, Rufus, Otto "Samp," and Herbert; sisters, Belle Freise, Beatrice Pelton, and Blanche Baker; granddaughter, Belinda Davis.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Erroll Edward Kidder

Erroll Edward Kidder, 86, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life June 10, 2005, at his home, following a sudden illness.

He was born November 5, 1918, in Akron, OH, a son of the late Fred Earl and Ora Elsie (Skaggs) Kidder.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the 32nd Armored Infantry attached to the 7th Armored Division in France and Germany. He was wounded in action in Germany, for which he received a Purple Heart. He was a life member of the Disabled Veterans. He was formerly a truck driver in the construction trade and a member of the Teamsters Union.

Survivors include his daughter, Joan Margaret Graham of Mesa, Arizona; brothers, Duane Fred Kidder of Murraysville, Alvie Andrew Kidder of Ravenswood and Denver Ernest Kidder of Ravenswood; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Clarestine (Wade) Kidder, a son, Roger Kidder, and a sister, Ila Ramona Gross.

Graveside services and burial were held Friday, June 17, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., in Ravenswood Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Matics officiating, with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood.

Margaret Clarestine Kidder

Margaret Clarestine Kidder, 80, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life May 8, 2002, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born August 30, 1921, in Sherman, WV, a daughter of the late Everett and Ida (Horner) Wade.

She was a homemaker and attended Independent United Brethren Church of Ravenswood.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Erroll Edward Kidder, daughter, Margaret Joan (Kidder) Graham of Mesa, AZ, brother, Ray Wade of Ravenswood, sisters, Cleta Matics and Kathryn Ihle, both of Ravenswood, 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Roger Kidder.

Graveside service and burial will be Friday, May 10, 2002-3:00 pm, at Ravenswood Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Matics officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 3 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Blanche Helen Kieffer

Blanche Helen Kieffer, 96, of Ravenswood, departed this life October 23, 2004 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness.

She was born September 8, 1908 in Ravenswood, a daughter of the late Arthur Clyde and Margaret (LeMaster) Nesselroad.

She was a homemaker and a protestant.

Survivors include a sister, Allie Jean (Nesselroad) Ours of Beaver, PA; aunt, Rolland (Slaven) Haught of Ravenswood, several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Arthur Emerson Kieffer, also preceded her in death.

Service were held 11 a.m. Monday, October 25, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. S.R. Parsons, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation was from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Virginia King

Virginia King, 74, of Plantation, FL departed this life, January 16, 1999 at Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, FL following a brief illness.

She was born June 7, 1924 at Pocatalico, WV a daughter of the late, Oscar O., Sr. and Leota (Fields) Casto.

She was a clerk at Publix Grocery, a homemaker and attended the First Baptist Church, Weston, FL.

Surviving are a daughter, Delores Ann King of Plantation, FL; brothers, William Casto of Ormond Beach, FL, Denvil Casto of Mt. Jackson, VA, Noel Casto of Ripley and Dell Casto of Merritt Island, FL; granddaughter, Jenna Marie King of Plantation, FL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert King; brothers, Oscar Casto, Jr. and Waldie Casto; sister, Beatrice Casto.

Service will be Saturday, January 23, 1999--4 pm at the Longview Community Church, Evans, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Clifford King

Clifford King, 86, of Ravenswood, WV, formerly of Gallipolis, OH, departed this life January 6, 2003 in the Ravenswood Care Center following an extended illness.

He was born April 19, 1916 in Leon, WV, a son of the late Glen and Leota (Coast) King.

He was a retired farmer, a former employee of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, a member of the Gallipolis Masonic Lodge, and was a member of the Smith Church, Leon.

Surviving are sons, Glenmer King and Warren King, both of Dunbar, WV; daughter, Carolyn Cook of Winfield, WV; sisters, Rosalie (Charles) Rogers, Margaret Smith, and Katie Davis, all of Parkersburg, Iva Campbell of Rutland, OH, Lucy Finley of Belpre, OH, Betty Coleman of Plain City, OH, and Helen Shinn of Barboursville, WV; 6 grandchildren, several great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Freda; daughter, Wanda; brothers, Harold and Robert; two infant sisters.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Jim McCormick officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Thursday.

Hattie Osie King

Hattie Osie King, 85, of Evans, WV departed this life February 6, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley following a brief illness.

She was born May 14, 1913 at Evans a daughter of the late, William and Viola (Anderson) Donohew. She was an active member of the Longview Community Church and the Longview Ladies Aid and was a lifelong resident of Evans.

Surviving are sons, Paul and Robert King of Evans, Dr. David King Jr. of Glendale, AZ, Troy and Charles King of Ripley; daughters, Betty Sayre of Evans, Lucille Hanna of Carie, OH and Sandra Davis of Pulaski, VA; 24 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. King; daughters, Alice Mae and Lona Marie; brothers, Roy, Ray, Ted, Danny and Arthur Donohew; sisters, Nancy Sayre, Laura Casto, Lora King and Lona Donohew; one grandchild.

Service will be Tuesday, February 9, 1999-2 pm at the Longview Community Church with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 and 6-9 pm Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Paul Eugene King

Paul Eugene King, 70, of Evans, WV, departed this life, March 3, 2001 at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born February 18, 1931 at Evans, a son of the late, David L., Sr., and Hattie O. (Donohew) King.

He was a retired self employed builder and carpenter. He was a lifelong resident of Evans, and was a purple heart recipient and Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was an avid hunter, and fisherman, and enjoyed camping.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Betty Ann (Randolph) King; son, Paul E. (Janet) King, Jr. of Evans; daughters, Karen (John) Woolley of Point Pleasant, NJ, Brenda (Donald) Rollman, and Denise (Rick) Hatfield both of Evans; brothers, Robert King and Troy King both of Evans, Charles King of Ripley and, Dr. David King, Jr. of Glendale, AZ; sisters, Betty Saye of Evans, Lucille Hanna of Carey, OH and Sandra Davis of Pulaski, VA; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by sisters, Alice Mae King and Lona Marie King.

Service will be Tuesday, March 6, 2001 -- 2 PM at Longview Community Church, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Charles Cavender officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery with military honors by VFW post #3488, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 PM Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to, Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Lewis Blaine King

Lewis Blaine King, 65, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life June 23, 2001, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born April 18, 1936, a son of the late, Samuel Given and Arkie (Flowers) King.

He was owner and operator of King Builders, Evans, WV. He was a farmer, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and attended the Evans Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Jean (Harlow) King; daughters, Vickie (Kemp) McLaughlin of Charleston, Rachel (Frank) Roberts of Canaan Valley, WV, and Lisa Price of Ripley; stepson, Jim LeFay of Evans; brothers, Samuel King of Evans, Wayne King of Cleveland, TN; sisters, Mabel Bush of Mount Alto, Grace Ball of New Haven, and Mona Stone of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Elizabeth McLaughlin, Blaine McLaughlin, Lars Smith, Meghan Smith, Rebecca Roberts, Emily Roberts, and Frank Roberts; mother-in-law, Lucy Harlow of Ripley.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth (Sayre) King; brother, James King.

Service will be Monday, June 25, 2001--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Lawrence Conger, Jr. officiating. Entombment will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to, Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Opal P. King

Opal P. King, 82, of Middleport, OH, died, February 14, 2002 at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis, OH.

She was born February 8, 1920, in Leroy, Jackson County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late, James and Iona (Ruble) Hill.

She was a homemaker and attended the Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are children, Gary (Kathy) King of Gallipolis, Jimmy (Nancy) King of Middleport, OH, Larry (Phyllis) King of Reynoldsburg, OH, Terry King of Columbus, OH, and Kenny (Carol) King of Cheshire, OH; brother, Jack (Murliah) Hill of Akron, OH; sister, Mae (Max) Benedum of Canal Fulton, OH; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Her husband, George E. King, preceded her in death.

Service will be Sunday, Feb. 17, 2002—3 pm at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Denver Hill officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery, Leon, WV. Visitation will be from 2 pm to 3 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Ryan Ross King

Ryan Ross King, 14, of Lake City, PA, formerly of Gallipolis, OH, departed this life, February 23, 2002, in the Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA.

He was born May 14, 1987 in Gallipolis, OH, a son of Gary E. and Katheleen K. (Kay) King of Gallipolis.

He was raised in Gallipolis, where he attended the Guiding Hands School. He moved to Lake City, in 2001, and was attending the Girard Area High School. He was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Gallipolis, and enjoyed horses and dogs, and watching movies.

In addition to his parents, other survivors include a brother, Guy E. King of Gallipolis; half sisters, Pricilla L. King of KY, and Christina M. Napier of IN; maternal grandmother, Carol A. (Kay) “Honey” Gerlach of Leon; second fathers, Jeffrey M. Condor and Timothy P. Hoffman, Jr., both of Lake City, PA; extended families, the Condor’s, the Hoffman’s, and the Phillip’s.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, George E. and Opal P. (Hill) King; maternal grandfather, Sidney A. Kay; maternal step grandfather, Ross R. Gerlach.

Service will be Wednesday, February 27, 2002—10:30 am at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Gallipolis, with the Reverend Monsignor William R. Myers officiating. Burial will follow in the Roseberry Cemetery, Leon, WV. Visitation will be from 5 pm - 9 pm Tuesday at the Cremeens Funeral Chapel, Gallipolis, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Ryan Ross King Memorial Fund, C/O Daniel Edder, 309 Main Street, Girard, PA 16417. Arrangements are under the direction of Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Viola Oldham King

Viola Oldham King, 85, of Vienna, WV, departed this life, December 1, 2002, in the Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC.

She was born April 7, 1917 in Evans, WV, a daughter of the late, Ottie and Lillie (Miller) Oldham. She attended Salem and Glenville Colleges and obtained a teaching degree. She retired in 1974 from teaching with 30 years of service in Jackson and Wood Counties. She was a member of the Wood County Retired Teachers Association, and a member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church, in Vienna.

Surviving are a son, Donald G. King of Rohnert Park, CA; daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and James Edmonds of Charlotte, NC; sister, Faye Ankrum of Evans; grandson Jay and his wife Toni Edmonds; great grandchildren, Landon, and Sydney.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles King; brothers, Roy Oldham, Eddie Oldham, Frank Oldham, George Oldham, and John Oldham; sister, Elizabeth Kinzel.

Service will be Thursday, December 5, 2002 11 a.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Betty Ann King

Betty Ann King, 72, of Evans, WV, departed this life March 27, 2005 in Jackson General Hospital.

She was born October 26, 1932 in Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Willard and Nellie Agnes (Shields) Randolph. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. King; brothers, Leopha Randolph, Willard Junior Randolph, James F. Randolph, and Kenneth Randolph; sister, Viola Sayre.

She was a homemaker and Methodist.

Survivors include her son, Paul E. (Janet) King, Jr. of Evans; daughters, Brenda (Donald) Rollman, and Denise (John Fox) Hatfield, all of Evans, and Karen (John) Woolley of Point Pleasant, NJ; brothers, Everett Randolph of Ravenswood, Cleophus Randolph of Olive Hill, KY, and Gerald Lee Randolph of Galion, OH; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

Service were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2005 at the Longview Community Church, Evans, with the Rev. Lee Randolph officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery. Visitation was from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Floyd Daniel King

Floyd Daniel King, 75, of Ripley, departed this life January 13, 1999 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born July 9, 1923 at Evans, a son of the late, John Jay and Ora Ethel (Williams) King.

He was a WWII Army veteran, a retired maintenance carpenter from Union Carbide with 39 years service, a member of the Chemical Workers Union. He was a member of the Ripley Baptist Temple and enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Eileen (Balser) King; daughters, Connie (Robert) Randolph, Vanessa (Robert) Ball of Ripley and Gail (David) Hunter of Given; sisters, Mary Winters of Riley, Mildred Snyder of Pompano Beach, FL and Evelyn King of Evans; grandchildren, Rhonda Randolph Burgess, Brain Randolph, Cary Randolph, Vania Ball Falen, Rana Ball Hartman, Justin Ball, Chandra Hunter and Gerad Hunter; great grandchildren, Megan Randolph, Brady Randolph, Madaline Randolph and Elijah Randolph.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Hobert, Vernon, Hoyt, Wilmer, Willy, Elmer and Cletes King; sisters, Minnie Pullins and Ruth Sayre.

Service will be Saturday, January 16, 1999--1 pm at the Ripley Baptist Temple with the Rev. Clarence Morton officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation 2-4 and 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to service at the church.

Evelyn Mae King

Evelyn Mae King, 73, of Evans, departed this life January 28, 2003 in Jackson General Hospital.

She was born May 4, 1929 in Evans, a daughter of the late John Jay and Ethel Ora (Williams) King.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of C & P Telephone Company, and she was a Methodist.

Survivors include a sister, Mildred Snyder of Pompano Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Cletis, Elmer, Willy, Wilmer, Floyd, Hobart, Vernon, and Hoyt; sisters, Minnie Pullins, Ruth Sayre, and Mary Winter.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2003, in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Lena Kinzel

Lena Kinzel, 97, of Ripley, WV departed this life January 9, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born September 17, 1901 at Millwood, WV a daughter of the late Gustave and Emma (Baier) Kinzel.

She was a retired supervisor in the bond division for the U.S. Government at the Federal Building in Charleston and was a member of the Baptist Temple in Charleston.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Mont, Casper, Gus, Jake and Phillip Kinzel; sister, Katherine Kinzel.

Service will be Tuesday, January 12, 1999-1pm at the Fairview Cemetery, Cottageville, WV with the Rev. Melvin Grimes officiating. The procession will leave the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV at 12:30 pm.

Roe A. Kinzel

Roe A. Kinzel, 87, of Barberton, OH, formerly of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life October 27, 2004 in Barberton, following an extended illness.

He was born February 8, 1917 in Millwood, WV, a son of the late Phillip and Matilda (Merritt) Kinzel.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eula Kinzel; sons-in-law, James Flesher and Raymond Flesher; two great grandchildren.

He was a retired carpenter and truck driver, and was a protestant.

Survivors include daughters, Anna Mae Flesher of Akron, OH, Jennie Flesher of Millwood, and Roberta Patrick of Henderson, TN; brother, Kenneth Kinzel of Frankford, WV; sister, Edyth Allison of Nitro, WV; 9 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren.

Service was 1 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Alto, WV. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Shirley Ann (Hess) Kiser

Shirley Ann (Hess) Kiser, 69, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life October 14, 2005 at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born May 10, 1936 in Jodi, WV, a daughter of the late Other Clinton and Nancy Isabell (Canterbury) Hess. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James D. “Sam” Kiser.

She was a former postmaster at Cottageville, and a former employee of L.O. Hunt General Store. She had also been a member of the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

Survivors include her son, Michael Kiser of Cottageville; daughter, Melissa Kiser of Monroe, NC; brother and his wife, Joe and Ingrid Hess of Cleveland, GA; sisters and their husbands, Sheila and Jessie Pritt of Beech Glen, WV, Linda and Keith Kemenah of Parkersburg, and Sharon and Martin Hartley of Cottageville.

Service was at 2 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre and James Stanley officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation was from noon until service time on Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

James Darrell “Sam” Kiser

James Darrell “Sam” Kiser, 72, of Cottageville, WV, went home to be with the Lord April 23, 2005 in CAMC Memorial Division.

He was born January 20, 1933 in Swiss, WV, a son of the late Faye Kiser Thompson.

He was also preceded in death by his step-father, Fred Thompson.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired slitter operator from Kaiser Aluminum with 37 years service, and a longtime and dedicated member of the United Steelworker Union, Local #5668. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and gardener. Sam was a great husband, father, and neighbor. He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Shirley Ann (Hess) Kiser; son, Michael Kiser of Cottageville; daughter, Melissa Kiser of Monroe, NC; brother and his wife, Johnny and Libby Kiser of Lorraine, OH; sisters and their husbands, Verge and Len Rock of Parma Heights, OH, and Lou Ann and George Duffield of Cleveland, OH; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Service was at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial was in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the American Diabetes Foundation or to the American Heart Association.

The family would like to thank the doctor’s, nurses, and staff in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at CAMC, Memorial Division, for their understanding, caring, and hard work.

James Madison Knighting

James Madison Knighting, 76, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, formerly of Racine, OH, departed this life April 23, 2002, at Ravenswood Village Care Center, following an extended illness.

He was born December 16, 1925, in Madison, Virginia, a son of the late Charles W. and Vandora (Kelly) Knighting.

He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War and for 38 years he was a tree trimmer for Asplundh.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Grace Evelyn (Hupp) Knighting, son, Jeffrey and his wife, Rexanna Knighting, of Ravenswood, son, Terry Knighting of Ravenswood, brother, Charles "Ike" Knighting of Gallipolis, OH, sisters, Vivian Beckner of California, Marie Shifflett of Virginia, and Emilee Bird of Racine, OH, two grandchildren, Tim and Tara Knighting of Ravenswood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy and Eva.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 26, 2002-1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Don Walker officiating. Burial will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery, with military graveside rites by American Legion Post 602 of Racine, OH. Visitation is from 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Olen B. “Peck” Knopp

Olen B. “Peck” Knopp, 87, of Evans, WV, departed this life, March 9, 2002 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born October 21, 1914 in Gay, WV, a son of the late, Elmer E. and Icy (Hinzman) Knopp.

He was a retired farmer, carpenter, and truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, a member of the VFW post #5501, Ripley, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ravenswood.

Surviving are his sons, Randy Lee Knopp of Millersport, OH, Kenneth Knopp of Millwood, and John Hart of Albany, OH; daughters, Dianna Lynn Moore of St. Albans, and Barbara Sue Redman of Sandyville; sisters, Hettie Knopp of Gay, Eulalah Weadock of Liverpool, and Evelyn Rhodes of Ripley; 21 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lou (Thacker) Knopp, and a son, Robert Hart.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 12, 2002 11 a.m. in the Parsons Cemetery, Gay, WV, with Elder, Seldon Angus officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Jackson County veteran’s organizations. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is in charge of arrangements.

Okey Junior Knopp

Okey Junior Knopp, 87, of Gay, WV, departed this life July 13, 2003, in Eldercare of Ripley.

He was born July 21, 1915 in Kanawha County, a son of the late George Washington and Nora Elizabeth (Rhodes) Knopp.

He was a retired farmer, and resided in Jackson County all his adult life. He was a lay speaker, and member of the Elk Fork United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and a member of the board of trustees.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Edna Bernice (Waybright) Knopp; sons and daughters-in-law, Edward Dwight and Gladys Knopp and Paul F. and Doreen Knopp both of Gay; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Jim Corbitt of Racine, OH, Carol Rhodes of Ashtabula, OH, and Paulette and Glen Cole of South Charleston, OH; brothers, Ovie Knopp of Millwood, Otho Knopp of Liverpool, and Otmer Knopp of Cottageville; 16 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by daughters, Edra and Edna Knopp; brothers, Orville, Owens, and Otis; sister, Opal Pinkerton.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jim Corbitt and the Rev. Roger Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery, Gay. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Betty Lou Knopp

Betty Lou Knopp, 71, of Evans, WV, departed this life January 9, 2000 at CAMC General Division, following a brief illness.

She was born September 28, 1928 a daughter of the late William and Fanny Able (Massy) Thacker.

She was a former employee of the VFW in Ripley, a former waitress, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Ravenswood, WV and she was a loving wife and mother.

Survivors include her husband of more that 40 years, Olen "Peck" Knopp; sons, John Henry Hart of Albany, OH, Randy Lee Knopp of Columbus, OH and Kenneth Ray Knopp of Millwood; daughters, Barbara Sue Redman of Sandyville and Dianna Lynn Moore of Evans; brother, Thamer "Dick" Thacker of Evans; 21 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Lee Hart; sons Robert Allen Hart; brother, Waldo Thacker; sister, Mary Fowler; grandson, Robert Lee Hart.

Graveside service will be Friday, January 14, 2000--2 pm at the Parsons Cemetery, Gay, WV with Elder, Seldon Angus officiating. There will be no visitation. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Lee Knotts

Robert Lee Knotts, 66, of Ripley, WV, departed this life January 14, 2001 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born May 24, 1934, in South Charleston, WV, a son of the late, Moody Dwight and Mary (Lunsford) Knotts.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, a retired painter from Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation, a member of the United Steelworkers Union #5668, and he was a protestant.

He is survived by daughters, Sheree Knotts of Ripley, and Brenda Pollock of Gay; brothers, Moody Knotts of Mesa, AZ, Charles Knotts of Cleves, OH, and Gene Knotts of CA; sisters, Mary Lou Feck of Orlando, FL and Phyllis Burgess of Eleanor; grandchildren, Celeste Knotts and Kevin Pollock.

Service will be Thursday, January 18, 2001 -- 11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Rev. Boyd Purcell officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be 6 - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Joyce Ann Kroeger

Joyce Ann Kroeger, 50, of Parkersburg, WV, formerly of Evans, WV, departed this life January 3, 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness.

She was born July 17, 1948 at Charleston, WV a daughter of Henry Clinton and Janet Charlene (Seafler) Mace of Evans, WV.

She was a 1966 graduate of Ripley High School, a Licensed Practical Nurse employed by Worthington Mannor in Parkersburg, an auctioneer and a member of the Full Gospel Church in Christ, Parkersburg.

In addition to her parents other survivors are a daughter, Amanda Leigh Kroeger of Parkersburg; sister, Judy Aneda Hopkins of Evans.

Service will be Thursday, January 7, 1999 -- 1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Walter D. Minney officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Carl Eugene Kuhn

Carl Eugene Kuhn, 78, of Ripley, departed this life December 1, 2003 in Ravenswood Village, following an extended illness.

He was born August 30, 1925 a son of the late Matthew James and Nettie Sue (Ballard) Kuhn.

He was a retired electrician from Republic Steel in Cleveland, OH, a WWII Navy veteran, a member of the Church of Nazarene, Ripley, and was a District Licensed Minister for the Church of Nazarene.

Surviving are sons, Mark Kuhn of Ripley, John Kuhn of Randleman, NC, and Cecil Rodney Kuhn of Indianapolis, IN; daughter, June Thaxton of Letart; brothers, Matthew James Kuhn of Hurricane, and Burl Kuhn of Massillon, OH; sister, Sybil Sharp of Ripley; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Regina; daughter, Linda Sanders; brother, Cecil; sister, Imogene Skidmore.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2003 at the Ripley Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jerry Dooley officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairplain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Elmer Eugene Lamm

Elmer Eugene Lamm, 75, of Rt. 2, Leon, WV, departed this life, April 22, 2000 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on State Route 62, near Point Pleasant.

He was born June 18, 1924 at Gallipolis, OH a son of the late Wylie and Minnie (Dale) Lamm.

He was a retired self employed carpenter and a WWII veteran. He was a Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah (Frye) Sammons Lamm; son, Ronald Eugene Lamm of Gallipolis, OH; stepson, Paul Sammons of Leon; stepdaughter, Donna K. Hagerman of Leon; 4 step grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, April 26, 2000 -- 11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Verlin Hart and the Rev. Johnny Hayman officiating. Burial will follow in the Baden Presbyterian Cemetery, Leon. Visitation 7-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Virginia (Cain) Landis

Mary Virginia (Cain) Landis, 73, of Evans, WV, departed this life, January 15, 2000 at Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, following an extended illness.

She was born July 6, 1926 a daughter of the late, James Thomas and Millie Viola (Straight) Cain.

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

Surviving are her husband, Albert Clay Landis; brothers, James Cain, Jr. and Howard Cain of Columbus, OH; sisters, Norma Sayre of Sycamore, OH and Alma Ostrom of Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Clyde and Richard.

Service will be Tuesday, January 18, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman, the Rev. Enoch Pursley and the Rev. Verlin Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation 5-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Chester Stephen Lanham

Chester Stephen Lanham, 58, of Given, WV, departed this life December 22, 2003 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born June 7, 1945 in Sugar Creek a son of the late Otmer and Edith Irene (Boyce) Lanham.

He was a retired mechanic from the Jackson County Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Highways. He was a protestant.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Beverly Arnetta (Sayre) Lanham; sons, Chad Eric Lanham, and Derrick Joshua Lanham both of Given; brothers, Okey Lanham of Fairplain, and Randel Lanham of Kenna; sister, Carolyn G. Swisher of Scott Depot: uncle and aunt, Cecil and Glenna Boyce of Kenna; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Bobby and Harry.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2003 at the Grass Lick Baptist Church, Given, with the Rev. Charles Bolen officiating. Burial will follow in the Grass Lick Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Elizabeth Marie Lantz

Elizabeth Marie Lantz, 76, of Evans, WV, departed this life, December 13, 2002, in CAMC General Division, following an extended illness.

She was born June 6, 1926 in Roaring Spring, PA, a daughter of the late, Freeman and Kathleen Elizabeth (Riley) Coppersmith.

She was a former postmaster for the Evans post office, and she was active in charity, community and civic endeavors. She was a member of the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood.

Surviving are daughters, Kathleen Lantz and Yvonne Brennan both of Columbus, OH; brothers, Harold Coppersmith, and Robert Coppersmith, both of Roaring Spring, PA, Herbert Coppersmith of York, PA; sisters, Marian Kennedy of Roaring Spring, PA, Louise Aungst of East Freedom, PA, and Eileen Adams of Hayesville, NC.

She was also preceded in death by her lifelong companion, Marshall Donohew.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 20, 2002 11 a.m. at the St. Matthew Catholic Church, Ravenswood, WV, with Father George Manjadi officiating. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Timothy Carroll Lathey

Timothy Carroll Lathey, 43, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, August 12, 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness.

He was born August 7, 1956 a son of Troy G. and Irene M. (Bogard) Lathey of Ripley.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School, a Building and Trade Construction Laborers Union Local #1085, Parkersburg. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and attended the Ripley Baptist Temple.

In addition to his parents other survivors include his wife of 22 years, Shirley (Cranfield) Lathey; son, Joseph Daniel Lathey of Ann Arbor, MI; daughter, Kristin Michelle Lathey of Ripley; brothers, Danny Lathey of Nitro, Steve Lathey of Huntington and Randy Lathey of Belpre, OH.

Service will be Sunday, August 15, 1999--2 pm at the Ripley Baptist Temple, Ripley with the Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Ripley. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Saturday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV and 1 hour prior to service at the church.

Charles Frederick Lawson

Charles Frederick Lawson, 74, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life April 17, 2001, at his home, as a result of a sudden illness.

He was born December 7, 1926, at Sandyville, WV, a son of the late Frederick and Oma (Hurd) Lawson.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS Block Island in the South Pacific. He was a retired millwright from Kaiser Aluminum and Ravenswood Aluminum, and was a member of United Steelworkers of America, Local No. 5668. He is survived by a son, Charles Kevin Lawson of North Myrtle Beach, SC; a daughter, Sharon K. DeQuasie of Ravenswood; one granddaughter, Danielle DeQuasie of Ravenswood.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine (Laughlin) Lawson; brothers, Delbert Lawson, Robert Lawson, and Oliver Lawson; and sister, Ruth Waggoner.

Graveside service and burial will be Friday, April 20, 2001--11:00 am, at Ravenswood Cemetery, with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Geraldine Daisy Lawson

Geraldine Daisy Lawson, 71, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life October 28, 2000, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, following a brief illness.

She was born March 27, 1929, at Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late James D. and Carrie Frances (Bates) Laughlin.

She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

She is survived by her husband, of 54 years, Charles F. Lawson; son, Charles K. Lawson of North Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Sharon K. DeQuasie of Ravenswood; brothers James E. Laughlin of Clifton Forge, VA, and Charles R. "Dick" Laughlin of Ravenswood; granddaughter, Danielle N. DeQuasie of Ravenswood.

Graveside service will be Monday, October 30, 2000--2pm at the Ravenswood Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Matics officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood WV.

Woodrow Bernard Lawson

Woodrow Bernard Lawson, 87, of Cottageville, WV, formerly of Piney View, departed this life, May 18, 2002 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a brief illness.

He was born October 6, 1914, in Lanark, WV, a son of the late William Marcellus and Lucy Ann (Redden) Lawson.

He was a former coal miner, a retired brick mason, a life member of the Brick Layers and Carpenters Union, and he attended the Millwood United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a son, Robert Lawson of Powhatan, VA; daughter, Lawanna Scotti of Hebron, CT; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olabelle Lawson, brothers, John, Russell, and William; sister, Ethel.

Service will be Monday, May 20, 2002-10 a.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. in the Hurt Cemetery, Piney View. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hobert Hansford Legg

Hobert Hansford Legg, 88, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life November 28, 2005, at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born October 8, 1917, in Hico, WV, a son of the late Benjamin Hill Legg and Cora Belle (Pierson) Legg.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II, and was retired as a heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers Local #132, Charleston. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, Ravenswood.

Survivors include a son, Carl Legg of Ravenswood, a daughter, Beth Jeffreys of Conway, SC, sister, Mary Hawkins of Cottageville, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hester Harriet (Dix) Legg, an infant grandson, David Kent Legg, brother, John Legg, and sisters, Faye Hawkins, Georgia Woods, Alta Treadway and Imogene Hypes.

Graveside service and burial were Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., at Ravenswood Cemetery, with Darrell Tackett officiating. Procession left Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, at 10:45 a.m.

Eugene William Rabbit Legue

Eugene William Rabbit Legue, 73, of Rt. 1, Mount Alto, Mason County, was found deceased at his home on February 8, 2003.

He was born August 8, 1929 in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Gladis and Minnie Frances (Durst) Legue.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired from Irby Construction Company, and was operator of his own lawn mower repair business.

He is survived by his daughter, Margaret Jeannie Sayre of Gallipolis Ferry, WV; brother, Roger Dale Legue of Utah; sister, Betty Louise Lemley of Ravenswood; grandson Danny Watson, II.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery, Mount Alto with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 pm. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pearl Juanita Faye Lieving

Pearl Juanita Faye Lieving, 80, of Evans, WV, departed this life April 16, 2003, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born October 17, 1922, in Akron, OH a daughter of the late Carl Lee and Anna Amanda Maleta (Harmmel) Prochnow.

She was a homemaker, a personal care giver, and attended the Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Survivors include sons, Clarence Lieving of Evans, and Allen Lieving of Grove City, OH; daughters, Mary Myers of Evans, Leta Bower of Grafton, OH, and Dorothy Blankenship of Millwood; brother, Carl Prochnow of Akron, OH; 21 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lieving.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Romie Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Nona Mae Lilly

Nona Mae Lilly, 93, of Vienna, Wood County, WV, departed this life May 22, 2005, at Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born June 16, 1911, in Cotton Tree, Roane County, WV, a daughter of Howard Lester and Delza Magnalene (Robinson) Groves.

She was a graduate of Capitol City Business College and was a former deputy sheriff for Kanawha County. She was a member of the Rebeccah’s and was a Methodist by faith.

She is survived by a sister, Wanda Wilcox of Vienna, WV, and two special nieces, Wilma Graham and Carolyn Hersman.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Edward Necessary, and her second husband, L. Lilly.

A committal service was held on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m., at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens Cemetery Chapel, with the Rev. Michael Goff officiating. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Mary Ellen Lindamood

Mary Ellen Lindamood, 84, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life February 10, 2002, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born February 2, 1918, at Evans, Mason County, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Melissa Jane (Baker) Riffle.

She was a homemaker and member of Kaiser-Douglas Church of Christ, Ravenswood.

Survivors include sons, Jim Baker of Phoenix, AZ, Robert Hammond of Parkersburg; daughters, Betty Short of Ravenswood, Norma Phillips of Parkersburg; brothers, Delbert Riffle and Gene Riffle, both of Parkersburg; sister, Freda Secrest of Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Herbert Clark Hammond, second husband, Paul Lindamood, daughters, Dorthy Johnson, Phyllis Jean Hammond, Sandra Kay Hammond, brothers, Elmer Riffle, Aubrey Riffle, and sister, Edna Delancey.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 13, 2002 1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Minister Eddie Stewart and Minister Rev. Bob Hammond officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until time of service at the funeral home.

Gloria Jean Little

Gloria Jean Little, 71, of Ripley, WV, departed this life March 7, 2004 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following a brief illness.

She was born January 28, 1933 in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Theodore R. and Carmen Leslie (Hughes) Marshall.

She was a former employee of Norris Industries, Spencer, and she attended the Ripley Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include sons, Kenneth Marshall of Ravenswood, and James Little of Ripley; daughter, Yvonne Gillespie of Cedar Bluff, VA; sister, Peggy Kathryn Adair of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Angel Dawn Gillespie and Veronica White; great grandson, Zakary Sean Gillespie-Bucklen.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Marshall.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Seth White officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Erma Davis Livingston

Erma Davis Livingston, 80, of Rt 1, Evans, Mason County WV, departed this life January 21, 2001 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born September 11, 1920, in Fayetteville WV, the daughter of the late, James and Elsie (Moore) Davis.

She was a personal care giver, a homemaker, and a Baptist.

She is survived by grandchildren, Darrell Brown, of Evans, WV, Michael Emerson of Pineville, NC, Kenny Emerson of Gun Barrell, TX, Michelle Randolph of Millwood, WV; two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Livingston; son, Herbert Livingston; daughters, Juanita Brown, Marie Livingston, Pearl Livingston.

Service will be Wednesday, January 24, 2001 -- 1 pm at the Creston United Methodist Church, Evans, WV, with Rev. Kenny Emerson officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Lula Agnes Livingston

Lula Agnes Livingston, 91, of Columbus, OH, departed this life, September 13, 1999 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born July 9, 1908 at Leon, WV, a daughter of the late, Ephriam Francis and Samantha Margaret (Absten) Keefer.

She was a homemaker, a former clerk for Keefer Grocery, a member of the Creston Ladies Aide and was a member of the Creston United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, James A. Livingston of Orient, OH; daughter, Doris R. Farmer of Columbus, OH; brother, Lester Keefer of Leon; sister Osa Merritt of Columbus, OH; grandson, James Ronald Livingston of Columbus, OH

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey A. Livingston; brothers, Albert Keefer, Carl Keefer and Aubrey Keefer; sister, Dora Allison.

Service will be Thursday, September 16, 1999--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery near Evans. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Karl Andrew Lloyd

Karl Andrew Lloyd, 86, of Fairmont, departed this life, June 27, 1999 at Louis A. Johnson V.A. Medical Center, Clarksburg, following an extended illness.

He was born July 7, 1912 at Cottageville, WV a son of the late, William T. and Mayme (Sayre) Lloyd.

He was a graduate of Marshall College, a retired teacher and principal for many years in West Virginia, Ohio and Texas. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Cottageville, WV and was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church (United Methodist). He was a member of the American Legion, a WWII Navy veteran having served on the USS DE Edwin A. Howard as QM3C. He was a former employee of Omar Bakery in Columbus, OH and he was a talented wood carver, carpenter and painter.

Surviving are a son, John W. (Patricia) Lloyd of Bedford, TX; daughters, Karlene Peters of Redding, CA and Janice (Gregory) Gross of Fairmont; sisters, Mildred Kerwood of Cottageville and Beulah Hinkle of Akron, OH; 6 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 1 step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Kessel Lloyd; daughter, Patricia June Lloyd; brothers, Otto "Samp", W. Rufus, Herbert, Luther and Ralph; sisters, Beatrice Pelton, Blanche Baker and Belle Friese.

Service will be Thursday, July 1, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville with military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation 10 am - 1 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Donzella Annis Lore

Donzella Annis Lore, 98, of Ravenswood, formerly of Evans, departed this life November 6, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born June 28, 1903, at Winifred, WV.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ravenswood and in her younger days was a member of the Women’s Temperance League.

She is survived by a son, Auburn Lore of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Winnie Browning, of Burlington, NC; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lucian Lore, and a son, Lowell T. Lore.

Service will be Friday, November 9, 2001—3 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Frank Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery, near Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 2 pm until service time.

In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Mt. Flower EMS, Rt. 1 Box 156, Leon, WV 25123.

Sandra Lee Lucas

Sandra Lee Lucas, 59, of Cottageville, departed this life March 20, 2006 at her home.

She was born January 22, 1947, in Charleston, WV, a daughter of Ruth A. (Nichols) McCue, and the late Leon R. “Kick” McCue.

She was a former clerk for 10 years for Hunt and Anderson General Store in Cottageville, and 3 years for Fast Freddy’s in Millwood. She was a past Matron of Cottageville Chapter No. 16, Order of Eastern Star, and was a member of the Cottageville United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and taught Sunday School.

In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband, James Ward Lucas; son and his wife, John Russell and Michelle Lucas of Cocoa, FL; daughter and her husband, Shelly and Robert Batten of Cottageville; brother, Gary W. (Butch) McCue of Cottageville, sister and her husband, Angela Beth and David Waybright of Gay; grandchildren, Amber, James (J.J.), Colby, and Abbigale.

Service was at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Mark Price and the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Entombment followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, followed by an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m.

Faye Agnes Lyons

Faye Agnes Lyons, 95, of Mount Alto, departed this life December 26, 2003 in Eldercare of Ripley following an extended illness.

She was born May 13, 1908 in Mount Alto, a daughter of the late William and Ivy (Ridenour) Durst.

She was a homemaker and member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Mount Alto.

Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn Rosalea Patterson of Mount Alto; sister, Geneva Kemenah of Mount Alto; grandchildren, Jennifer, Judy, Daniel, and William; 3 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Willie, Earl, Bernard, Roe, and Rodney; sisters, Geraldine Durst, Marie Click, and Alberta Taylor.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time Monday.


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