Surnames beginning with "M"


Edward Alexander Mahood, Sr.

Edward Alexander Mahood, Sr., 70, of Gay, WV, departed this life August 25, 1999 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born September 5, 1928 at Aplin Ridge, WV a son of Edna Easter (Litton) Mahood of Gay, WV and the late, William Arthur Mahood.

He was a retired truck driver from Harlow Lime at Ripley.

In addition to his mother other survivors include sons, William Gene Mahood of Gauley Bridge and Edward Alexander Mahood, Jr. of Gay; brothers, Ronnie Mahood of Ripley; Vernon Mahood of Gay.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Mahood.

Service will be Friday, August 27, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Mahood Family Cemetery, Gay. Visitation 12 noon - 1 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Edna Esther Mahood

Edna Esther Mahood, 98, of Gay, WV, departed this life December 22, 2004 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born November 6, 1906 in Gay, a daughter of the late Isaac and Paulanna (Southall) Litton. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Arthur Mahood; sons, Edward A. Mahood, Sr., and Gerald Mahood; brothers, Bus Litton and Emory Litton; sisters, Madge Parsons and Jessie Stalnaker.

She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Surviving are sons, Byron Mahood, and Vernon Mahood both of Gay; 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild.

Service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 24, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial followed in the Mahood Family Cemetery, Gay. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Early Eugene Molze

Early Eugene Molze, 54, of Evans, Mason County, departed this life January 16, 2003, in CAMC, Memorial Division following a sudden illness.

He was born December 30, 1948 in Mason County a son of the late Joseph and Elsie Mae (Legue) Molze.

He was a graduate of Point Pleasant High School, and was former employee of Robertson Associates. He was a farmer, a co-owner and operator of a timber company, and was a protestant.

Surviving are his wife of 24 years, Iva Mae (Matheny) Molze; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Cazit Midcap of Evans; granddaughters, Diamond Jacinda Molze and Kylie Ann Madison Midcap.

Service will be Sunday, January 19, 2003 1 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Doug Garten and the Rev. Delbern MaCartney officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

Deloris Ruth Marshall

Deloris Ruth Marshall, 68, of Chesterfield, VA, formerly of Evans, WV, departed this life, May 1, 2000 at the Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond, VA, following an extended illness.

She was born July 21, 1931 at Leon, WV a daughter of the late, William Henry and Stella Opal (Hewett) Sayre.

She was a graduate of Parkersburg Community School of Nursing and practiced as a registered nurse in Kanawha and Jackson Counties. She was a skilled quilter and member of the Evans Church of God.

Survivors include a son William Kessel (Carmella) Davis, Jr. of Cleveland, TN; daughters, Carol (David) Meadows of Chesterfield, VA, Connie (Wetzel) Kimball of Marietta, OH and Karen (Patrick) Barker of Ravenswood; brothers, William Henry Sayre of Orlando, FL, Robert Sayre and Jim Sayre both of Gahanna, OH; sister, Icyle Wright of Nebraska; grandchildren, William Davis, Jr., Elizabeth Davis, Clinton Davis, James Ronald Gandee, II, Nicholas Andrew Meadows, Patrick L. Barker, II and Jessica Barker; great grandson, William Daniel Davis.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, William K. Davis; second husband, Ralph Marshall; brother, Clinton P. Yates; sisters, Darlene Sagar and Donnis Brandon.

Service will be Thursday, May 4, 2000 -- 2 pm at the Evans Church of God with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation 6-9 pm Wednesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Evans Church of God, 805 Church Street, Evans, WV 25241.

Samuel Vineyard Martin

Samuel Vineyard Martin, 77, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life February 12, 1999, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born February 21, 1921 at Foys, Clay County a son of the late, William Charles "Scottie" and Sadie (Bishop) Martin.

He was a retired construction maintenance engineer and a member of the Operating Engineers Union.

Survivors include stepson, Tracey Wolfingbarger of Scherr, WV; stepdaughters, Vivian Jean Stiles of Cincinnati, OH, Sharon Rhodes of Columbus, OH, Janie Carver of Stoutsville, OH, Opal Smith of Summersville, WV and Alicia Rhodes of Ravenswood; sister, Ruby Jenkins of Summit, WV; foster son, David Claypool of Ravenswood; 14 step grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Juanita McDougal; second, Rebecca Wolfingbarger; son, Samuel "Frankie" Martin; sisters, Icey Legg and Delores Martin.

Service will be Sunday, February 21, 1999--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Alvah Londus Martin

Alvah Londus Martin, 66, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, February 11, 2003 in CAMC General Division, following an extended illness.

He was born October 20, 1936 in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Benjamin Franklin and Grovie Mae (Dixon) Martin.

He was a former maintenance employee for the Jackson Board of Education, a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways, and he was a protestant.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Lee (Garnes) Martin; sons, Junior Lee Garnes of Sissonville, Michael L. Martin of Cottageville, Jimmie D. Martin of Fairplain; daughter, Wanda Jean Williams of Murraysville; brothers, William Frank Martin, and Danny Martin both of Evans, Jimmy Martin of Cottageville, and Eugene Martin of Leroy; sisters, Mae Myers of Ripley, Carolyn Anderson of Leroy, Sandra Martin, Rosetta Sayre and Roberta Martin all of Evans; 10 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Loretta Lynn Martin; brother, Lee Martin; grandson, Carl Lee Williams.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Bill Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, near Ripley. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Orville Lee Martin

Orville Lee Martin, 68, of Evans, WV, departed this life, May 18, 2000 at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born January 2, 1932 at Charleston, WV a son of the late, Benjamin Franklin and Grovie Mae (Dixon) Martin.

He was a timberman and a protestant.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Adda Lee (Staats) Martin; sons, Orville Lee Martin, Jr. of Ravenswood, Frankie Allen Martin and Michael Joe Martin of Evans; daughters, Linda Mae Martin, Rosetta Gandee, Patricia Gayle Martin and Peggy Sue Casto all of Evans; brothers, Alvah Martin of Ripley, Eugene Martin of Sandyville, William F. Martin and Danny Martin of Evans, Jimmy Martin of Cottageville; sisters, Roberta Martin, Mae Myers, Sandra Southall, Rosetta Sayre all of Evans, and Carolyn Anderson of Sandyville; 6 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9:30 am until 10:30 am Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Following the visitation a procession will leave the funeral home for the Mount Moriah Cemetery near Evans where graveside service will be held with the Rev. Orville Walker officiating.

Mary Kathleen Massey

Mary Kathleen Massey, of Cottageville, WV, formerly of Nitro, WV, and Bob White, WV, went to be with her heavenly father on November 20, 2004, surrounded by her family while under the care of Hospice. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996 and had a recent reoccurrence. She faced her illness with courage and full of trust in the Lord, Jesus Christ.

She was born January 14, 1945 Londale, WV, a daughter of Ethel (Baisden) Moore of Bob White, and the late Taylor Moore. She was also preceded in death by a brother Teddy Moore; sister, Judy Moore; an infant brother, and an infant sister.

She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was a member of Twin City Bible Church in Nitro. Kathy was loved by all who knew her and her Christian spirit. She dedicated her life to caring for children and making a difference in their lives.

In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband, Russell Massey; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Tim Strickland of Clendenin, Becky Massey of Cottageville, and Pam and Mike Jacobs of Nitro; brothers, Junior Moore of Bim, Tom Moore of Van, Tony Moore of Bob White; sister, LaDonna Ball of Bob White; grandchildren, Amber Shirkey and her fiancé Miguel Aguirre, Staci Shirkey and her fiancé Owen Keffer, Trey Little, and Tyler Jacobs all of Nitro; and many other family members and friends.

Service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, 2004 at the Handley Funeral Home, Danville, with Evangelist Scott Elswick and Pastor Jimmy Dale Massey officiating. A graveside service followed at 3 p.m. in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Arthur Darrell "Dee" Matheny

Arthur Darrell "Dee" Matheny, 78, of Evans, WV, departed this life December 26, 2003 in Arbors of Gallipolis, OH, following an extended illness.

He was born December 6, 1925 in Gay, WV, a son of the late Arthur Harrison and Gertha (Keefer) Matheny.

He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran, a member of the Operating Engineer's union and was owner and operator of Matheny Excavating.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Wanda Lee (Donohew) Matheny; sons, James Arthur Matheny of Branchland, Alvin Darrell Matheny and Kevin Dwayne Matheny both of Ripley; daughters, Carolyn Faye Altizer and Sharolyn Kaye Sias both of Branchland, Elizabeth Ann Hagan of Texas, Annette Sue Oldaker of Cottageville, and Roxanna Marie Matheny of Evans; brothers, Bernard Laco Matheny of Ripley, Dale Matheny of Lakeview, CA, Joe Matheny and Delmar Matheny both of Spencer; sisters, Francis Guthrie and Janice Stephens both of Ripley, and Evelyn Wilson of Vienna; 17 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Christine Maynard

Christine Maynard, 41, of Columbus, OH, formerly of Leon, WV, departed this life January 13, 2001 at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus.

She was born October 27, 1959 in Leon, WV, a daughter of Dale D. "Buck" Shinn and the late, Carol Shinn.

In addition to her father, other survivors include her husband of 18 years, Dave Maynard; son, David (Dawn) Maynard of Columbus; daughter, Sabrina Maynard of Columbus; grandchildren, Tyler, Alex and Zach; special aunt, Viola Stone of Leon; special cousins, James Stone and Junior Stone; several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Service will be Wednesday, January 17, 2001 -- 1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Beverly Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery, Leon. Visitation 6 - 8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Anna Susan McCartney

Anna Susan McCartney, 84, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life February 11, 2005, at Jackson general Hospital, Ripley, WV.

She was born December 12, 1920, in Turner, WV, a daughter of the late Roy Worth and Della Florence (Samples) Mick.

She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church of Ravenswood, where she was also a member of the Friendship Club.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, David and Teresa McCartney of Ravenswood and Don and Nancy McCartney of Ravenswood, brother, Roy Mick of Clendenin, sister, Geneva Canterbury of Ripley, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Russell McCartney, a brother, Robert Mick, and a sister, Genevieve King.

Funeral services was on Sunday, February 13, 2005-2:00 p.m., at Heaston Ridge United Methodist Church, Rock Cave, WV, with the Rev. David Jesse officiating. Burial followed in the Heaston Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Keith Cadell McClanahan

Keith Cadell McClanahan, 76, of Millwood, WV, departed this life November 3, 2002, in the Ravenswood Care Center, following an extended illness.

He was born February 15, 1926, in Mar France, WV, a son of the late Howard Mason and Mammie Katherine (Gibson) McClanahan.

He was a retired pipe fitter from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, #5668. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was a past master of Ashton Lodge # 12, AF & AM, Ravenswood, a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star, R. Douglas Chapter #12, Ravenswood, a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Nemesis Temple Shrine, Parkersburg. He was also a past Deputy Grand Instructor for the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of West Virginia.

Surviving are grandsons, Randy L. McClanahan of Millwood, and Patrick L. McClanahan of Charleston; great granddaughters, Lauren Aleen McClanahan, and Jessica Cadell McClanahan; brother, Paul McClanahan of Dunbar; sister, Lois Slater of Frazier’s Bottom.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Alleen “Bubbles” McClanahan; son, Larry McClanahan.

Service will be 11’00 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with Masonic graveside rites by Ashton Lodge #12, AF & AM. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the, Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Office of Development, International Shrine Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607-1460.

Rhoda Raynette McClanahan

Rhoda Raynette McClanahan, 49, of Ripley, WV, departed this life August 11, 1999 at CAMC, Memorial Division, Charleston, WV following an extended illness.

She was born January 16, 1950 at Charleston, WV a daughter of Madeline (Harmon) McIntyre and the late Donald W. McIntyre.

She was an licensed practical nurse for Eldercare of Ripley, a former employee of Cedar Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sissonville. She was a member of the Hoe Downer Square Dance Group and she was a protestant.

In addition to her mother, other survivors include her husband, Donald S. McClanahan; sons, Teddy McClanahan of Ripley, Steve Milam of Rittman, OH and Shawn Castle of Ripley; stepdaughter, Tammie White of Millwood; brother, Donald E. McIntyre of Hurricane; sister, Cleona Null of Elyria, OH; 4 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren.

Service will be Saturday, August 14, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. John Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Todd Douglas McClellan

Todd Douglas McClellan, 22, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, May 15, 1999 due to injuries received in an ATV accident.

He was born July 31, 1976 at Gallipolis, OH a son of James D. and Timi (Damron) McClellan of Cottageville.

He was a 1994 graduate of Ripley High School where he was a member of the baseball, basketball and football teams. He was co owner of Auto Max in Ravenswood, WV and he was a protestant.

Other survivors include brothers, James "Patrick" Queen of Cottageville and Trent Lee McClellan of Ripley; sisters, Jami Kay McClellan of Leesburg, VA and Teresa (Queen) Powers of Henderson, NV; paternal grandparents, Howard and Catherine (Belcher) McClellan of Winfield; maternal grandfather, T.J. Damron of Winter Haven, FL formerly of Ashland, KY; niece, Amber Queen of Millwood; nephews, Brandon Lee Powers, Joshua Powers and Corey Mathew Jackson of Henderson, NV.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Helen O. Damron.

Service will be Thursday, May 20, 1999--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Chris Randolph officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 4 pm - 9 pm Wednesday and 9 am - 2 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

John Lloyd McClure

John Lloyd McClure, 89, of Leon, WV, departed this life August 11, 2002 in the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness.

He was born July 31, 1913 in Leon, a son of the late Adam and Christina Mae (Cain) McClure.

He was a retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways, and was a farmer.

Surviving are a son, Harley McClure of Orient, OH; 6 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his wife Belva Mae (Greenlee) McClure; sons, Milford and Darrell; brother, Laben McClure; sister, Ruth Stone.

Service will be Thursday, August 15, 2002-11 a.m. at the Smith Church, Leon, with the Rev. Dencil Matheny officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Jeffrey Vernon McClure

Jeffrey Vernon McClure, 48, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 14, 2004, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born April 14, 1955, in Ashland, KY, a son of Edgel Vernon "Buck" and Mary Jane (Howard) McClure of Ravenswood.

He was a 1973 graduate of Ravenswood High School, and was a paramedic for Gallia County, OH, EMS. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America. He was a firefighter with Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department, Station 10, where he has an honorary membership for 8 years of dedication in emergency services. He attended Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church, Cottageville, WV.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Janice Gayle (Dorsey) McClure; daughters, Misti McClure of Ravenswood and Heather McClure Blake of Cottageville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Ronald Hughart of Ravenswood, and Nolana and Bill Archibald of Millwood; granddaughter, Mazzy Starr Yoakum of Ravenswood; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 17, 2004-1:00 p.m., at Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church, Cottageville, WV, with Pastor Mark Price and the Rev. Gilmer Dorsey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeff McClure Cancer Fund at WesBanco, 2 Wall Street, Ravenswood, WV, 26164.

G. Paul McComas

G. Paul McComas, 80, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life October 27, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born November 20, 1920, at Ottawa, WV, a son of the late Frank Cesco and Carrie Josephine (Ball) McComas.

He was a retired machinist for Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, having worked in that capacity for 26 years, a member of United Steelworkers of America, Local No. 5668. He was a member of Cottageville Lodge #54 AF&AM, a 32nd degree mason, and member of the Nemesis Temple Shrine of Parkersburg. He was a former president of the Jackson County Community Action. He was a former member of the Silver Haired Legislature. He was a member of the Cottageville United Methodist Church and served as supply pastor in the Methodist conference.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis (Cutright) McComas, daughter, Paula McComas of Sissonville, sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Donna McComas of Ravenswood, Eric and April McComas of Winfield, brother, Maxwell McComas of Denver, CO, and six grandchildren, Natalie Riffe, Paul White, Carrie McComas, Wade McComas, Richard McComas, and Erica McComas.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eloise Hart.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 30, 2001—2:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm. Monday at the funeral home.

Jonathan Eldon McCoy

Jonathan Eldon McCoy of Mount Hope, WV, departed this life July 5, 2003, at Montgomery General Hospital, Montgomery, WV, from injuries received in an accident.

He was born April 23, 1993, in Mooresville, NC, a son of Jennifer Elaine (Douglas) Bowyer of Mount Hope, WV, and the late Bruce Eldon McCoy.

Jonathan was an honor student at Mount Hope Elementary School, where he was a member of the fifth grade class. He enjoyed playing soccer.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father, Matthew Bowyer, and a brother, Travis Wayne McCoy, all of Mount Hope, paternal grandparents, Eldon and Loretta McCoy of Murraysville, maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Elsie Ayers of Ravenswood, paternal great-grandmother, Melva Wingrove of Pt. Pleasant, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 2:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Prater officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation is from 1:00 until time of service.

John Leslie McCoy

John Leslie McCoy, 93, of Rt. 1, Evans, Mason County, WV, departed this life January 30, 2006, at Veterans Hospital, Huntington, WV.

He was born October 23, 1912 in Paint Creek, Kanawha County, WV, a son of the late George and Cindy Allen (Gilbert) McCoy.

He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran.

There will be no public visitation or service. Arrangements are by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Darlene Ruth (Bryant) McDaniel

Darlene Ruth (Bryant) McDaniel, 47, of Leroy, WV, went to be with the Lord April 7, 2005, at her home while surrounded by her loving family.

She was born August 17, 1957 in Dover, OH, a daughter of Mary (Perkins) Bryant Daugherty of Elizabeth, WV, and the late Harrison James Bryant.

She was also preceded in death by her great-nephew, Lucas Taylor, and a brother-in-law Dewain McDaniel.

She was a Christian, and a former employee of Arrow Business, and Jackson General Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Elmer “Mac” McDaniel; daughters and son-in-law, Lana and Erik Mayne of Sandyville, and Linda Wilson of Mineral Wells; step-daughter, Rebecca (Roy) Woodard of Millwood; step-father, Perry Daugherty of Elizabeth; brothers, James Bryant of Elizabeth, and William (Carla) Bryant of Leroy; sisters, Doris (Lee) Pursley of Leroy, Judy (Mike) Clark of Waterford, OH, Pam (Jeff) Sheppard of Elizabeth, Roberta (Mitchell) Taylor of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Savannah Nelson, Roger Mayne, Chelsea Wilson, Toby Wilson, Kaylea Wilson, Emma Woodard, and Ethan Woodard; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Maude and Howard Branham of Leroy; several nieces and nephews.

Service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Enoch Pursley officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

William Dewain (Whitey) McDaniel

William Dewain (Whitey) McDaniel, 51, of Leroy, Jackson County, WV, departed this life, March 5, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital.

He was born April 30, 1947 at Pt. Pleasant, WV a son of Maude E. (Tucker) McDaniel Branham of Leroy and the late Clarence William McDaniel.

He was a farmer, a trader, a CB enthusiast with the handle "Screamin Demon" and he was an avid outdoorsman.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Madeline (Southall) McDaniel; son James Dewain McDaniel of Leroy; Stepfather, Howard Branham of Leroy; brother, Elmer L. "Mac" McDaniel of Leroy; sister, Lottie Woodard of Lockhart, WV; niece, Rebecca (McDaniel) Woodard of Millwood,

Service will be Monday, March 8, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Eugene Branham officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV. Visitation 5-8 pm Sunday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Daniel O. McDermott

Daniel O. McDermott, 92, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, March 31, 2000.

He was born August 27, 1907 at Mount Alto, WV a son of the late, George Washington and Cora Anna (Durst) McDermott.

He was a WWII Navy veteran, he owned and operated McDermott's General Store and Dan's Barber Shop in Cottageville. He was a 50 year member of the Cottageville Lodge #54 AF & AM and he was a member of the Cottageville E.U.B. Church.

Surviving are his daughter and son in law, Joyce Ann and Dr. James C. McCoy of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Jeffrey Dean (Stephanie) McCoy of Evans, Patrick Daniel McCoy of Ravenswood and Erin Paige Coleman of Millwood; great grandchildren, Jeffrey Daniel, James Caleb and Annie Paige.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lucille (Dean) McDermott; brothers, M.J. "Mick" McDermott, Glen McDermott and Park McDermott.

Service will be Monday, April 3, 2000 -- 11 am at the Cottageville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson County Memory Gardens with military honors by the Jackson County American Legion and VFW posts. Visitation 9 am until service time at the church on Monday. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Velva See McDermott

Velva See McDermott, 83, of Coral Springs, FL, formerly of Jackson County, departed this life, February 19, 2000 in Coral Springs.

She was born September 14, 1916 at Leon, WV a daughter of the late, Thomas and Susie (Miller) See.

She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.

Surviving are sons, Douglas S. McDermott of Brandon, FL and John McDermott of Coral Spring, FL; sister, Irene Kessell of Coral Springs, FL; grandchildren, Scott, Kelly, Kate and Lisa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford McDermott.

Service will be Thursday, February 24, 2000 -- 2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation, noon to 2 pm Thursday.

Hallie Marie (Childers) McIntyre

Hallie Marie (Childers) McIntyre, 89 of Dunbar, WV, departed this life September 15, 2004 at her home, following a brief illness.

She was born March 23, 1915, in Redhouse, a daughter of the late John Childers, and Beatrice (Stone) Childers. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold McIntyre; daughter, Mona Wisnewski; sisters, Lilly Bennett, Nellie Mollohan, Bonita Ward; brother, Dennis Stone; grandson, Judd Wisnewski; great granddaughter, Hallie McIntyre.

She was a homemaker, and an avid bingo player. She also loved to crochet, and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include son, Monty McIntyre of Ravenswood; daughter Melody Holstein of Dunbar; Grandchildren Zachary McIntyre, Houston McIntyre, Anika McIntyre, Jesse Wisnewski; great grandchild Taos McIntyre.

Nanny is a wonderful mother and grandmother whose 89 year trip has brought her to the station. Those of us left behind will always remember her with affection as we continue our journey.

There was a private family graveside service at a later date. Burial was in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Glen McIntyre

Kenneth Glen McIntyre, 79, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, April 24, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born June 15, 1920 at Angerona, WV a son of the late, William Melvin and Dorma Grace (Ferguson) McIntyre.

He was owner and operator of McIntyre Welding in Ripley, a WWII veteran where he served with General George Patton's Third Armored Division. He was also in the "Battle of the Bulge." He was a member of the Angerona Christian Chapel Church and had served on the Board of Trustees.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gladys Lucille (Shinn) McIntyre; daughters, Shirley (Skip) Hackworth and Dorma (Frank) Hughes of Cottageville and, Marsha (Scott) Goodrich of Millwood; grandchildren, Glenn Hughes, Joshua Hughes, Georgia Hughes, Matthew Hackworth, Mary Goodrich and Andrew Goodrich; great grandchild, Sadie Hackworth; several nieces and nephews.

Service will be Thursday, April 27, 2000 -- 1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Angerona Christian Chapel Church Cemetery. Visitation 6 - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Charles Henderson McIntyre

Charles Henderson McIntyre, 68, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, February 15, 1999 at Pt. Pleasant Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pt. Pleasant, WV following an extended illness.

He was born June 10, 1930 at Cottageville, WV a son of the late Charles Enoch "Bid" and Eusta Marie (Flowers) McIntyre.

He was a retired tradesman having worked with heating, plumbing and airconditioning. He was also a mechanic and attended the Chruch of God, Ravenswood.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Marlowe of Danville, VA; brothers, Roy Darrell McIntyre of Winston Salem, NC and William Thomas McIntyre of Richmond, VA; sisters, Dorothy Hylton of Pt. Pleasant, Dorla Livingston of Evans and Elizabeth Walker of Columbus, OH; grandson, Zachary Mize of Danville, VA.

Service will be Thursday, February 18, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Pastor, Roger Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Henry Ralph McIntyre

Henry Ralph McIntyre, 86, of Sissonville, WV, departed this life November 15, 2003 in Moss Golden Years Personal Care Home, Cross Lanes, following an extended illness.

He was born June 10, 1917 in Cottageville, a son of the late Henry Henderson and Blanche E. (Meredith) McIntyre.

He was a retired heavy equipment mechanic from Cedar Coal, Coal Company and was a member of the United Mine Workers of America. He was also an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Deloris McIntyre of Charleston; brother, Bernard McIntyre of Canton, OH; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Alice; second wife, Rose Ann; daughter, Carol Meadows; 3 grandchildren; brothers, Raymond, Harold, Robert, John, Donald, and Charles; sister, Eva Dixon.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Gladys Lucille McIntyre, 81, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life suddenly at her home, November 4, 2002.

She was born May 26, 1921 on Cow Run, a daughter of the late Hosea Jackson and Nancy Cathorine (Sayre) Shinn.

She was an active fund raising volunteer for the construction of Jackson General Hospital, a member of the Jackson County Democrats Club, and she was a homemaker. She was an active member of the Ripley Band Boosters for 17 years, and was very involved with a music ministry for nursing homes in Ripley and Ravenswood. She was co-owner and operator of McIntyre Welding in Ripley for more than 50 years, and was a former riveter for Martin Aircraft, Baltimore, MD, during WWII. She was the organizer for the Cow Run Days reunion for 19 years. She was a Christian, and ministered through her music at several local churches.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley and Skip Hackworth, Dorma and Frank Hughes all of Cottageville, Marsha and Scott Goodrich of Millwood; brothers, Woodrow Shinn of McCutchenville, OH, Daniel Shinn of Nitro, Darrell Shinn of Tiffin, OH, Arnold Shinn of Bluffton, OH; sisters, Naomi Sayre of Evans, Margaret Hill of Mount Alto, Clara Blanche Yentzer of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren, Matt Hackworth, Glen Hughes, Joshua Hughes, Georgia Hughes, Mary Goodrich, Andrew Goodrich; great granddaughter, Sadie Hackworth.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth G. McIntyre; brothers, Roy and Clark Lee; sister, Olive.

Service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2002, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the McIntyre Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Elmer Eugene McMurray

Elmer Eugene McMurray, 86, of Ravenswood, WV departed this life, May 2, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a brief illness.

He was born April 20, 1913 at Silverton, WV a son of the late, John L. and Ida (Watkins) McMurray.

He was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and a retired real estate and insurance agent. He wa a WWII navy veteran, a charter member of the VFW post #6669, Ravenswood, WV and assisted with the formation of VFW posts throughout the State of West Virginia. He was a member and former Sunday School teacher of the Silverton United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Bernice Suck; step daughter, Margaret Ann Waterstone of Inverness, FL; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, May 4, 1999--2 pm at Ravenswood Cemetery with Kenneth Leedy officiating and military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation will be from 1 pm until 2 pm Tuesday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV..

Owen Thomas McNeeley

Owen Thomas McNeeley, 65, of Ravenswood, WV, died May 20, 2005 in CAMC General Division, Charleston.

He was born March 10, 1940 in Oak Hill, WV, the son of the late Silas and Garnet (Thomas) McNeeley.

He was a 1963 graduate of Kings Point U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and Columbia Graduate School of Business.

He was the former president of two Connecticut international shipping companies. After he returned to West Virginia and Sandy Creek Farms, he opened a processing plant and country store in 1988. He retired in 2005 to pursue his next career in natural horsemanship.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen C. McNeeley, and a brother, Sidney McNeeley of Ft. Lauderdale FL.

Service were at 4 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2005 at the in-door riding arena at Sandy Creek Farms, Ravenswood with Rick Rees officiating. Visitation was from 3 p.m. until service time at the arena. Burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Garnet McNeeley

Garnet McNeeley, 85, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life August 4, 2004, at The Caring Place, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born January 13, 1919, in Wikel, Virginia, a daughter of the late Luther and Ally (Ellison) Thomas.

She grew up in Oak Hill, WV, where she lived until 1960, when she and her family moved to Ravenswood. She completed her bachelor degree in 2-1/2 years, graduating summa cum laude from Morris Harvey College. She received her masters degree from Marshall University, graduating summa cum laude. She was retired from the Jackson County Board of Education, having been a teacher and guidance counselor at Ravenswood High School. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Ravenswood.

Survivors include her sons Owen Thomas McNeeley and his wife, Eileen, of Ravenswood, and Sidney Samuel McNeeley of Fort Lauderdale, FL, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Silas H. McNeeley, a sister, Opal, and brothers, Marvin, Don, Claude, Frank, Elvin and Woodson.

A memorial service will be on Sunday, August 8, 2004-2:00 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Gene Waybright officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to The Caring Place, 307 N. Church Street, Ripley, WV, 25271. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Dixie Jeanette Meadows

Dixie Jeanette Meadows, 70, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life March 10, 2003, at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born November 14, 1932, in Roane County, WV, a daughter of the late Brookes and Clyde (Hall) Simmons. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Gary Salmons of Huntington, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Meadows, a daughter, Margaret Ann Browning, and sisters, Eleanor Hildreth, Anna Kay Friend, Carolyn Gannier and Mildred Hunt.

Graveside service and burial will be on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 2:00 p.m., at Ravenswood Cemetery, with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. The procession will leave the funeral home at 1:45 p.m. for the cemetery. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home of Ravenswood.

Dallas Dayton Milhoan

Dallas Dayton Milhoan, 65, of Murraysville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life April 16, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following a short illness.

He was born August 14, 1935, at Murraysville, a son of the late Hodd Milhoan, Sr. and Vera (Cather) Milhoan.

He was a disabled block-layer's assistant.

He is survived by sons, Dayton Milhoan of Apple Grove, WV, and Joe (Cheryl) Milhoan of Wilmington, DE; daughters, Joan (David) Snyder of Sandyville, Sharon (Rob) Boggess of Ravenswood, and Shawna (George) Payne of Sandyville; brothers, H. C. Milhoan, Jr. of Murraysville, Gordon Milhoan of Parkersburg, Nile Milhoan of Murraysville, and Bobby Milhoan of Salem, NJ; sisters, Phyllis Pierce of Sistersville, Betty Lafferre of Crown City, OH, Juanita Milhoan of Parkersburg, and Vonnie Milhoan of Ravenswood; 7 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and 2 great-granddaughters.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Milhoan, a daughter, Debbi Pike, and two brothers, Ronnie Milhoan and Wayne Milhoan.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 19, 2001--11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Kevin O'Neil officiating. Burial will follow at Howell Cemetery, Murraysville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Patricia Raye Miller

Patricia Raye Miller, 65, of Evans, WV, formerly of Columbus, OH, departed this life March 3, 2006 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born December 10, 1940 in Hopedale, OH, a daughter of the late Joseph Ray and Violet Lucille (Steele) Allman.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph R. Allman, Jr. and a grandson, Chad Baxa.

She was a former printer operator for Franklin Glue and Chemical, in Columbus, OH. She was a Christian and a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 36 years, James L. Miller; daughters and their husbands, Tonia and David Crawford of Evans, Sharon and Richard Schubert of Westerville, OH, and Brenda Baxa of Columbus, OH.

Service were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. John Finnell officiating. Burial followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Leon. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Pleasant Valley Hospice.

Aster Ballard Miller

Aster Ballard Miller, 67, of Sandyville, WV, departed this life, March 15, 2001 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born August 4, 1932 in Wood County, WV, a son of the late, Ballard James and Rita Mae Braham Miller.

He was a retired farmer and former riverboat worker.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Ploussy Marie (Harrison) Miller; sons, Donald Miller of Ripley, Robert Dale Miller and Alvin Miller both of Sandyville, Aster Leroy of Mount Olive, Larry Dale Miller of Cottageville, and Roy Miller of Ravenswood; daughters, Donna Mae Collins of Sandyville, Brenda Ruth Miller of Cottageville, Clarinda Wilson of Ravenswood, Hazel Starcher of Evans; brother, Ronald Ray Miller of Canton, OH; sisters, Opal Burnem of Sandyville, Pauline Fisher of Cloverdale; 14 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by 2 grandchildren.

The funeral procession will leave the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, at 11 am Saturday, March 17, 2001 for a graveside service in the Latham Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV. with the Rev. S.R. Parsons, Jr. officiating.

John Paul Miller

John Paul Miller, 56, of Evans, WV, departed this life, January 26, 2001, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born June 30, 1944 in Carlisle, WV, a son of the late, Paul Wilson and Laura Lee (Brizendine) Miller.

He was employed by Pechiney Roll Products of Ravenswood and a member of United Steelworkers Union #5668. He was a Vietnam army veteran, a member of VFW post #5501, Ripley and American Legion post #200 Point Pleasant. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles #4135, Parkersburg, Loyal Order of Moose #731, Point Pleasant, Ashton Lodge #12 AF & AM Ravenswood, Dowell Commandery #28, Ravenswood, Jackson Chapter #48 Royal Arch Masons, Ravenswood, Beni Kedem Temple of the Shrine, Charleston, and he attended the Lark Meade Faith Tabernacle Church, Parkersburg.

Survivors include a son, John William Miller of Charleston; daughter, Johnette Shultz of Winston Salem, NC; sisters, Martha Conger of Sandyville, Peggy Metzger of Flagler Beach, FL, Betty Jean Dingman of Timber Line Trails, FL, and Faye Roland of Aldavista, VA; grandchildren, Samantha Shultz and John William Miller, II.

Service will be Tuesday, January 30, 2001 -- 11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Junior Conger officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV, with Masonic graveside rites by Ashton Lodge #12, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation 5 - 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Karon Sue Miller

Karon Sue Miller, 52, of Patriot, OH, formerly of Leon, WV, departed this life, May 1, 2002, in Cabell Huntington Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born November 2, 1949 in Leon, WV, a daughter of the late John Leo and Vada Ellen (Ferrell) Miller.

She was a former telephone operator from United Telephone in Lima, OH, a former employee of Wal Mart in Gallipolis, OH, and she was a protestant.

Surviving are a son, Jeff Miller of Patriot, OH; brothers, Ronald Miller of Toledo, OH, John Miller of Gallipolis, OH, and Donald Mangus of Inverness, FL; sisters, Naomia Woodard of Point Pleasant, WV, and Sharon Hargraves of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Aaron, Devin, Robert and Tyler.

Service will be Sunday, May 5, 2002-2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Gary Warner officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Family Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time on Sunday.

Garnet Katherine Miller

Garnet Katherine Miller, 82, of Warner Robbins, GA, formerly of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life December 16, 1998, at Houston Medical Center, Warner Robbins, GA, following a long illness.

She was born September 19, 1916, at Wolf Pit, KY, a daughter of the late Enoch Henry and Nona (Sloan) Hylton.

She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Warner Robbins, GA.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Q. Miller of Warner Robbins, GA; daughters, Nona Jane Pope of Goldsboro, NC, Mary Ann McClure of Merritt Island, FL, Beverly Kay Flinn of Millwood, WV, Frances Roane of Warner Robbins, GA; brother, Corbit Hylton of Uneeda, WV; sister, Marie Landrith of Cocoa Beach, FL; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Ray Miller, and a brother, James Walter Hylton.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Sunday, December 20, 1998, at Calvary Baptist Church, Henry Street, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends will be received from 7-9 pm, Saturday, December 19, 1998, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

America Cathern (King) Miller

America Cathern (King) Miller, 86, of Leon, WV, departed this life December 12, 2003 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, following a brief illness.

She was born October 4, 1917 in Leon, a daughter of the late Joseph Wylie and Sarah Ellen (Stewart) King.

She was a homemaker and attended the Mount Tabor Church, Leon.

Survivors include her sons, Donald Miller, Arthur Miller and Jerry Miller, all of Leon, and Delbert Miller of Columbus, OH; daughter, Goldie DeVault of Point Pleasant; 5 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willie Miller, and a sister, Violet King.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, Flatrock. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Ralph Q. Miller

Ralph Q. Miller, 81, of Warner Robins, GA, formerly of Ravenswood, departed this life June 8, 2004, at Elberta Nursing Home, Warner Robins, GA, following an extended illness.

He was born April 18, 1923, in Boone County, WV, a son of the late Ott Clyde and Donna M. (Mitchell) Miller.

He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was retired from Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood Works. He was a member of United Steelworkers of America, Local No. 5668, VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood, and Calvary Baptist Church of Ravenswood.

Survivors include a daughter, Frances Roane, and her husband, Mack, of Warner Robins, GA; step-daughters and their husbands, Kay and Ron Walter of Ravenswood, Nona Jane and Andy Andrews of Goldsboro, NC, and Mary Ann McClure of Merritt Island, FL; sisters, Helen Saunders of Madison and Doris Miller of Princeton; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Garnet Katherine Miller, and a son, Charles Ray Miller.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2004-1:00 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Ron George and the Rev. Fred Basnett officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with military honors by VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Dalton O. Miller

Dalton O. Miller, 72, of Millwood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life October 31, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born July 31, 1929, at McArthur, OH, a son of the late Dorsey Lee and Iva Dell (Winters) Miller.

He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired tool and die supervisor for General Motors in Cleveland, OH. He was a member of Ashton Lodge #12 AF & AM, Ravenswood, Dowell Commandery #28 Knights Templar, Ravenswood, Jackson Chapter #48 Royal Arch Masons, Nemesis Temple Shrine, Parkersburg, Ohio Valley Shrine Club, and R. Douglas Chapter #15, Order of Eastern Star, Ravenswood. He attended the Cottageville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Pansy (Parsons) Miller, son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Maria Miller of Clyde, OH, daughter, Sandy Miller of Ripley, sister, Corrine Parsons of Leroy, grandchildren, Chris Miller, Stacie Miller and Allison Miller.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Herman Miller, and one sister, Hazel Miller.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 3, 2001—11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry and the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow at Parsons Cemetery, Gay, WV, with Masonic graveside rites by Ashton Lodge #12. Visitation is from 6 to 9 pm, Friday, at the funeral home, with the Order of Eastern Star service at 8:00 pm, by R. Douglas Chapter #15 of Ravenswood. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

Donald Lloyd “Don” Moore

Donald Lloyd “Don” Moore, 71, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away August 19, 2005 at the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, following an extended illness.

He was born March 16, 1934 in Clay County, a son of the late Harold Lloyd and Edna Marie (Cogar) Moore. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley (Mullins) Moore, and a granddaughter, Angela Moore.

He was retired from Ravenswood Aluminum, and a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He was also a member and Trustee of the Ravenswood Church of God.

Survivors include his wife Sandra Jane (Haught) Moore; son and his wife, Douglas L. and Jeanna Moore of Faiplain; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Danny Tirey of Raleigh, NC, Susan and Karl King, Cathy and Jeff Cope, and Jill Moore all of Ravenswood; stepsons and their wives, Mike and Denise Moore of Evans, Mark Moore and Matthew and Beth Moore all of Cottageville; 9 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; brothers, Jim Moore of St. Albans, Bob Moore of Cambridge, OH, and Delbert Danny Moore of Clendenin, WV; sisters, Joann Cossu of Washington, PA, Joyce Hissong of Byesville, OH, Helen Duffield of Clay, and Carol Naylor of Cross Lanes; several nieces and nephews.

Service was at 2 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2005, at the Ravenswood Church of God, with Pastor Carl Mann officiating. Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and 1 hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to: Elizabeth Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Kanawha Drive, Charleston, WV 25311, or Ravenswood Church of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 205 Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Betty Lou (Ellis) Moore

Betty Lou (Ellis) Moore, 71, of Ripley, WV, departed this life January 8, 2004 at Saint Francis Hospital, Charleston, following an extended illness.

She was born August 12, 1932 in Davis Creek, WV, a daughter of the late Thomas Alvin and Bessie Virginia (Mooney) Ellis.

She was a homemaker and member of the Ripley Baptist Temple.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Lee Moore; son, Curtis Moore of Looneyville; daughters, Connie Pettit of Albuquerque, NM, and Debbie Blasingim of Ripley; sisters, Edna Baire of Rock Hill, SC, Violet Craddock of Manning SC, Ann Atwater of Clermont, FL, Joyce Creech, Evelyn Lowman, and Gail Droddy all of Avon Park, FL; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister Virginia.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2004 at the Ripley Baptist Temple, Ripley, with Pastor Rick Perrine and the Rev. Curtis Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Harold Ebert Moore

Harold Ebert Moore, 76, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life May 15, 2000, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born July 1, 1923, in Jackson County, WV, a son of the late Willie "Bud" and Margarette Helen (Holleron) Moore.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a retired laborer for Laborers Union, Local # 1085. He was a farmer and an avid woodworker. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church, where he served as a trustee.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Eulah Nell (Miller) Moore; daughter, Angelas Miihlbach of Medina; brother, Rex Moore of Belpre, OH; 6 grandchildren and 2 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Ian Paul Lane.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 18, 2000--1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Clay Sloan officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation is Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm at the funeral home.

Estella Maynard Moore

Estella Maynard Moore, 78, of Millwood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life March 16, 1999, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born March 1, 1921, at Beauty, KY, a daughter of the late Sherman and Virginia (Alley) Maynard.

She was a registered nurse and was formerly employed at Williamson Memorial Hospital, Williamson, WV. She was a member of French City Baptist Church, Gallipolis, OH.

She is survived by a son, Mark Neal Moore of Millwood; daughters, Virginia Ann (Mike) Given of Millwood and Barbara Sue (Ralph) Taylor of Williamson; sisters, Ola Mae Marcum of Crum, Phyllis Mills and Aileen Whit of Beauty, KY, and Elsie Ellis of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren, Waylen Edge, Toliver Edge, Ralph Taylor, Misty Porter, Tiffany Taylor, Tracy Langford and Travis Moore; great-grandchildren, Toliver P. Edge, Talia Shea Edge, Amber Kay Moore and Ray Allen Moore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Toliver P. Moore, Jr. and a great-granddaughter, Victoria Moore.

Funeral service will be Friday, March 19, 1999, 1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Mark Price officiating Burial will follow at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens, Gallipolis, OH. Visitation is from 12 to 1 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Linda Gay Morgan

Linda Gay Morgan, 43, of Woodbridge, VA, departed this life February 25, 2004 in Potomac Hospital, Woodbridge, VA, following a brief illness.

She was born in Wheeling, a daughter of Kenneth and Loretta Durst, of Cottageville, WV.

She was a secretary, a hotel concierge, a homemaker, and a protestant by faith.

Survivors include her husband Jeff Morgan, daughters Amanda Morgan, of Woodbridge, VA, Tasha Morgan of Lake Alfred, FL, sister Sharon Barnes of Millwood, brother Jason Durst of Cottageville, and Grandmother Freda Durst of Cottageville; 1 grandchild.

Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at the Casto Funeral Home with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Alto. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Robert Mark Morgan

Robert Mark Morgan, 40, of Leon, WV, departed this life February 9, 2004 in the Cincinnati University Hospital, Burn Unit, Cincinnati, OH.

He was born January 11, 1964 in Gallipolis, OH, a son of Charles Robert Morgan of Hurricane, and Carolyn Alberta (Keefer) Gaskins of Leon.

He was a 1982 graduate of Point Pleasant High School. He received an Associates Degree in Automotive Engineering from WVU-Parkersburg, and also attended the Carver Vo-Tech Center in Charleston, NIT at Cross Lanes, and Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH. He was a former employee of Tom Peden Chevrolet in Ripley and Jim Minnick Chevrolet in Gallipolis, OH, and he attended the Creston United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, other survivors include a daughter, Britany Lynn Morgan, of Louisville, KY; brothers, Troy Morgan and Travis Morgan both of Hurricane; maternal grandmother, Mary Rosa Keefer of Leon; step-brothers, Russell Gaskins and John Gaskins both of Huntington, and David Gaskins of Hurricane.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and Pastor Ben Selbe officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lenamae Morrison

Lenamae Morrison, 73, of Belleville, Wood County, WV, departed this life October 22, 2001, at her home, following a sudden illness.

She was born February 15, 1928, at Newville, WV, the daughter of the late William Cecil and Bertha Augusta (Holland) Bright.

She was a homemaker and former employee of Gloria Marshall. She was an active member of Belleville United Methodist Church and assisted with her husband's ministry for over 50 years in Braxton, Calhoun, Roane, Jackson and Wood counties.

She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Paul Jearald Morrison; son and daughter-in-law, Mitch and Cindy Morrison of Sandyville; grandson, Lance Morrison of Ramstein AFB, Germany; granddaughter, Tammi Collins of Winchester, VA; sister, Thelma Williams of Orlando, FL.

She was preceded in death by two sisters.

Funeral services will be Friday, October 26, 2001--2:00 pm, at Sandyville United Methodist Church, Sandyville, with the Rev. Tom Moore and the Rev. William Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation is from 4 to 8 pm., Thursday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Okey Lee Morrison

Okey Lee Morrison, 93, of Rt. 2, Ravenswood, WV, departed this life February 9, 2003 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born September 12, 1909, in Rockcastle, WV, a son of the late George Perry Carter and Mary (Cain) Morrison.

He was a retired carpenter, and a former employee of the West Virginia Department of Highways. He attended the Beech Grove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son Doyle and his wife Kim Morrison of Medina; daughter Sharon and her husband William Wigal, of Palestine; brother, Floyd Morrison of Bremen, OH; sister, Sylvia Anderson of Charleston; grandchildren, Todd and his wife Jennifer Wigal, William Wigal, Jr, Jeremy and wife Amy Morrison, Buffy and husband Jason Wright; great grandchildren, Darian Wright, and Braxton Morrison.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lena; brothers, Roy, Jasper, John, and Oscar Mike ; sister, Virginia Davis.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gene Eaton and the Rev. Robert Stanley officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Bernice Eleanor Morrison

Bernice Eleanor Morrison, 79, of Evans, WV, departed this life December 25, 2000, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a brief illness.

She was born July 8, 1921 at Evans, a daughter of the late Elias Stanton and Lida Belle (Stewart) Woodard.

She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Jackson County, and attended the Mount Moriah United Brethren Church.

Surviving are a son, Donnie (Linda) Morrison of Ripley; daughters, Betty (Ronnie) Dixon of Evans, and Rayna (Jodie) O'Dell of Millwood; 3 grandchildren; 1 step grandson; 2 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Wesley Morrison; brothers, Henry, Robert, Donald and Woodrow Woodard; sisters, Hazel Wilson, Georganna Hutchison and Dorothy Woodard.

Service will be Thursday, December 28, 2000--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Kent Cemetery, Rockcastle. Visitation 4 - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rev. Clarence B. Morton

Rev. Clarence B. Morton, 81, of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life October 8, 2004 following an extended illness.

He was born July 14, 1923 in Vaughn, Clay County, a son of the late Roy Clyde and Ella (Bennett) Morton. He was also preceded in death by his stepmother, Ethel (Rogers) Morton, and a sister, Dayle Marie Burrows.

He was a WWII Marine Corp veteran. He was saved on Christmas Day 1946 and began his ministry in May of 1947. He was a graduate of West Virginia State College and the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. During his ministry, he was the pastor of churches in Jackson, Raleigh, Taylor, McDowell, Wyoming, Clay, Kanawha, and Mason counties. He was also an educator in the Jackson County school system for 13 years.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Eula C. (Anderson) Morton; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Paul and Jane Morton of Parkersburg; daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Don Blandford of Mount Alto, and Susan and Kevin Harrison of Ashland, KY; grandchildren, Catie Casto, Markie Blandford, Maggie Harrison, Samuel Harrison, Simeon Harrison, Michael Whisman and wife Brandi, and Becki Whisman; great grandchildren, Nathaniel Casto and Allora Whisman; sister, Norma Songer of Charleston; brother-in-law, Rev. Carl Burrows of Mount Hope, and his daughters and their families, Becky and Rick Wilson, and Barbara and Wally Boyd.

Service was 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2004 at the Calvary United Methodist Church, Ripley, with the Rev. Charles Hicks and the Rev. William Taylor officiating. Visitation was from 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday at the Church.

In keeping with Rev. Morton’s ministry, in lieu of sending flowers to the church, it is the request of the family that they be sent to someone you love.

Casto Funeral Home, Evans, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Dorothy Louise Mullens

Dorothy Louise Mullens, 67, of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life, July 23, 2004 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born May 21, 1937 in Cedar Grove, WV, a daughter of the late Edward and Eva E. Adkins.

She was a former employee of Kaiser Aluminum.

Surviving are her husband, Dave Mullens; sons and daughters-in-law, Duke and Janet Hodge of New Haven, WV, Freddy and Deanna Hodge of Willard, OH, and Edwin and Teresa Hodge of Addison, OH; daughters and sons-in-law, Viola and Steve Doll of Morgantown, WV, Elizabeth Reynolds of New Haven, WV, and Julie and Bobby Roush of Letart, WV; brothers, Lloyd Adkins of Lima, OH, and Franklin Adkins of Cedar Grove, WV; sister, Dimple Cologrosso of Montgomery, WV; 16 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Tommy Hodge, and several brothers and sisters.

Service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Harold Lucas officiating. Burial will follow in the Jackson Chapel Cemetery, Mount Alto.

Christine Ruth (Sprouse) Mullins

Christine Ruth (Sprouse) Mullins, 74, of Ripley, WV, departed this life February 21, 2006, at Charleston Area Medical Center General Division, following an extended illness.

She was born October 24, 1931, in Kingston, WV, a daughter of the late John and Julia (Judson) Sprouse.

She was a graduate of Kingston High School, a homemaker, and a protestant by faith. She was a member of the Ripley Women’s Club, and a former clerk for Hash Furniture in Oak Hill, WV.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Joe Mullins; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe (Becky) Mullins Jr. of Sandyville, Stephen (Ginger) Mullins of Ripley, David (Mary Ann) Mullins of Evans.; grandsons, Ronnie, Kyle, Derek, and Jared Mullins; granddaughters, Jillian Mullins, Emily Durst, and Lily Beth Parsons.

Services were at 6 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2006, at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastors Mark Siers and Mike Elder officiating. Visitation were from 3 until time of service Friday at the funeral home.

Sally Jo Mullins

Sally Jo Mullins, 55, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 3, 2003, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV, following a brief illness.

She was born August 14, 1947, in Athens, OH, a daughter of the late Joseph and Joan (Gandee) Stewart.

She was a licensed beautician and a homemaker. She attended Flatwoods United Methodist Church and was secretary of the West Virginia Quarter Horses Association for 17 years.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Allen Mullins, and her brother, James Stewart of Mountain Home, Idaho.

Funeral services are Tuesday, January 7, 2003 11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Graveside service and burial will be at Alexander Cemetery, Hibbardsville, OH, at 2:00 p.m. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Bobby Joe Munsey

Bobby Joe Munsey, 69, of Evans, WV, departed this life February 13, 2006 in the Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

He was born March 20, 1936, in Seth, WV, the son of the late Rev. Taylor and Maycil Madeline (Brammer) Munsey. He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Munsey.

He was a retired sergeant from the United States Army and served in Germany, Korea, and in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW, and attended the Evans Church of God.

Surviving are his wife, Elsa Frieda (Buchler) Munsey; sons, Bobby Allen Munsey of Charleston, Joe A. Munsey of NC, Jesse, and Billy Munsey both of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Tony Munsey of Worms, Germany; daughters, Cathy Ann Bidwell of Clarksville, TN, and Daniela “Susie” Horsch of Worms, Germany; sister, Lenora Donohew of Evans; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

Service were at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 16, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial followed with full military honors provided by the Jackson County veterans’ organizations. Visitation was from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Rev. Taylor Munsey

Rev. Taylor Munsey, 86, of Evans, departed this life December 2, 2002 in the Hubbard Hospice Home, Charleston, following an extended illness.

He was born May 11, 1916, in Asher, KY, a son of the late Remine and Emily (Collett) Munsey.

He was a retired coal miner, and dairy farmer. He was also a retired Freewill Baptist minister, and was pastor in several churches in the Boone County, and Baltimore, OH areas.

Survivors include a son, Bobbie Joe Munsey of Evans; daughter, Lenora Donohew of Evans; sisters, Ruth, Viola, and Dorothy; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren.

Service will be Friday, December 6, 2002 11 a.m. in the Evans Church of God, with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman and the Rev. Jack Knopp officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 5 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

Wanda Arbutus Murphy

Wanda Arbutus Murphy, 65, of Mount Hope, WV formerly of Ravenswood, departed this life, March 18, 2000 at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born May 2, 1934 at Jamoco, WV a daughter of the late, Leslie and Myrtle (Smith) Hudnall.

She was a retired part time nurse, a member of the Wilding United Methodist Church, Ravenswood and assisted her husband, of 46 years, the Rev. Harold R. Murphy with pastoring the Mount Hope circuit of the United Methodist Conference.

In addition to her husband, other survivors include, son, Edward Harold Murphy of Mount Hope; daughters, Debbie Keffer and Kathy Ann Murphy both of Ravenswood; sisters, Luana Hudnall of Dry Branch, Goldie Thompson of South Charleston, Ina Floyd of Wellston, OH, Stella Lovette of Pine Knot, KY and Phyllis Hamilton of Tampa, FL; 8 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Hudnall; sisters, Mae Goodwin and Edith Pomeroy; granddaughter, Samantha C. Haynes.

Service will be Tuesday, March 21, 2000 -- 11:30 am at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. Rankin Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation 10:30 am until service time at the funeral home.

Eddie Lee Myers

Eddie Lee Myers, 44, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life May 24, 2005, of injuries received in a semi-truck accident on I-64 in Summers County.

He was born June 28, 1960, the son of Shirley (McCallister) Steel of Saint Albans, and the late Franklin Delano Myers.

He was a veteran of the Army National Guard of West Virginia. He was a semi-driver for Commissary Operations Inc., of Fairplain with 19 years service, and was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his son, Dustin Myers of Fairplain; daughter, Jennifer and her husband Elias Zamlich of Fairplain; sisters, Audrey K. Vola of Jamestown, OH, Janet Tenney of Dalton, GA, Charlotte McCallister of Cottageville, Frances and her husband Michael Winfree of Charleston; grandson, Marcus Zamlich of Ripley; his soul mate, Stephanie Campbell Myers of Cottageville; nephews, James McCallister, Brian McCallister, and Victor Winfree; nieces, Cassie Boggs, Renee Bradford, Jessica Wheeler, and Ashley Winfree; dear friends and mentors, Dolan “Smitty” and Inga Smith of Cottageville.

Service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Doug Garten officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with military honors by the Jackson County veteran’s organizations. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.


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