Surnames beginning with "S"


Frank C. Salerno, Sr.

Frank C. Salerno, Sr. 86, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, February 13, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born April 8, 1912, at New Castle, PA, a son of the late Leonard and Rose (Santillo) Salerno.

He was a retired slitterman and operator, with 46 years service, for Weirton Division of Nation Steel Corporation and was a member of the Independent Steelworkers Union. He was a Christian and was affiliated with Family of God Church of Cottageville.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sara (Bishop) Salerno; sons, Pastor, John Salerno of Cottageville, Louis R. Salerno of New Cumberland, WV, Frank C. Salerno, Jr. and Leonard R. Salerno, both of Weirton, WV; daughter, Rosemary Silvidi of Wintersville, OH; brother, Leonard Salerno of Weirton, WV; sister, Beatrice Dalesio of Weirton, WV; 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Louis Salerno and John Salerno, and a sister, Rose Salerno.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 17, 1999, 1 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor, John Salerno officiating. Entombment will follow at Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Friends may call from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Patricia Ann Sargent

Patricia Ann Sargent, 37, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, June 21, 2000 at her home following a brief illness.

She was born October 1, 1962 at Ripley, WV, a daughter of Mary (Sayre) Coon of Ripley, and the late Darrel Edward Shamblin.

She was a former secretary for Jackson General Hospital, a homemaker, and she attended the Evans Church of God. In addition to her mother, other survivors are her husband, Larry Allen Sargent; daughters, Amy Sargent of Ripley and Amber Sargent at home; stepson, Tommy Sargent of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Darrel E. Shamblin and Michael Shamblin both of Ripley; sisters, Diana Lynn Harrison of Kenna and Jenny Rhodes of Ripley; granddaughter, Olivia Anthony.

Service will be Saturday, June 24, 2000--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, near Evans. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Dottie Lou (Crihfield) Sayre

Dottie Lou (Crihfield) Sayre, of Sandyville, WV, departed this life November 2, 2005 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born August 14, 1946 in Gay, WV a daughter of the late Ondell Odell and Lora Alma (Anderson) Crihfield.

She was a cook, and a dietary supervisor, with Jackson General Hospital with 25 years of service. She attended Hickory Grove Church.

Survivors include her husband, Armor Dale Sayre; son, Lennie (Buck) Williams of Oak Hill; brothers, Ondell O. Crihfield Jr. of Detroit, MI, Randy Crihfield, of Statts Mills; sister, Joan Lewis of Fairplain; granddaughter, Jennifer Williams, and 1 great grandson; step-sons, Alan Sayre of Elkview, Junior Sayre of Evans; step-daughters Theresa Christy of Apple Grove, Vanessa McClung of Ravenswood.

Service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Robinson and David Fields officiating. Burial followed in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Arnold Ted Sayre

Arnold Ted Sayre, 85, of Evans, WV departed this life, January 9, 1999 at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division following a brief illness.

He was born June 6, 1913 at Evans, a son of the late Virgil Delbert and Lola Margaret (Fox) Sayre.

He was retired from Foote Mineral Corporation at New Haven, WV, a farmer and a protestant.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Lena Evelyn Sayre; son, Dwight Wayne "Dyke" Sayre of Evans; daughter, Kitty Elaine Bowles of Evans; brother, V.L. "Babe" Sayre of Evans; sister, Ardella Click of Cottageville; 7 grandchildren, Mark Aden Poling, Julie Janine Nelson, C. Adam Bowles, James J. Bowles, Joy Sayre, Jeffrey Kerns and Angela Yvonne Kerns; 5 great grandchildren, Christopher Nelson, Zachery Nelson, Ryan Bowles, Courtney Bowles and Meghan Jo Bowles.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita Margaret Poling; brothers, Cletes (Pete) Sayre, Marion Sayre and Tommy Sayre; sister, Beulah Sayre.

Service will be Sunday, January 10, 1999--4 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation 3-4 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Virgil Ledford "Babe" Sayre

Virgil Ledford "Babe" Sayre, 79, of Evans, WV, departed this life, February 17, 2001 at his home following a sudden illness.

He was born November 17, 1921 in Evans, a son of the late, Virgil Delbert and Lola Margaret (Fox) Sayre.

He was a lifelong resident of Evans, was retired from Vecillio and Grogan Construction Company, and was a 25 year member of the United Steelworkers Union. He attended the Evans Church of God.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Naomi Jane (Shinn) Sayre; son, Van L. (Cindy) Sayre of Ripley; daughter, Charlotte (George) Leonard of Columbus, OH; sister, Ardella Click of Cottageville; grandchildren, Natalie Leonard, Nathan Leonard, Nancy Leonard, and Jackson L. Sayre; great grandchildren, Natosha Leonard and Breana Hammond.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Cletes "Pete" Sayre, Arnold T. Sayre, Marion Sayre, and Tommy Sayre; sister, Beulah Sayre.

Service will be Tuesday, February 20, 2001 -- 2:30 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV.

Richard Sayre

Richard Sayre, 88, of Evans, Mason County, WV, departed this life January 24, 2003 in Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant.

He was born June 5, 1914 in Spruce Run, Mason County, a son of the late Otho Doc and Susie Hill Sayre.

He was a WWII, U.S. Army veteran and served in the 105th Infantry Division in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star of Valor. He was employed in various occupations during his lifetime, and was retired from the WV Department of Highways.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Stella Mae (Click) Sayre. He was a kind and caring father to six children, Susie and her husband Dennis Matheny of Point Pleasant, Marie and her husband, Robert Withrow of Cross Lanes, Dorothy and her husband, Paul Grimm of Letart, Oliver and his wife Janice Sayre of Point Pleasant, Richard Royall Sayre and Dwight Wayne and his wife Mylinda Sayre all of Evans. He is also survived by sisters, Georgia Donohew of Point Pleasant, and Hazel Thornton of Evans; brother, Ray Sayre of Thornville, OH; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and a special care giver, Angie Armstead.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Laban Sayre; sister, Mead Mash; great grandson, Samuel Steadman.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2003, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Big Spruce Cemetery, Evans, with military honors. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hilda V. Sayre

Hilda V. Sayre, 88, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life July 19, 2004, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.

She was born May 21, 1916, in Angerona, WV, a daughter of the late David Francis and Edna (Lewis) Sayre.

She was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1946. She was graduated from Ravenswood High School, The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, and St. Mary's of the Springs College, Columbus, OH. She was Associate Director of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, Parkersburg, for 8 years, and Supervisor of the Medical Department of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Ravenswood Works, for 26 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Sayre, Ted Sayre and Clinton Sayre, and a sister, Eva McConnell.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 23, 2004-11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Richard Cottrill officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Hazel Mista Sayre

Hazel Mista Sayre, 74, of Evans, WV, departed this life, July 1, 1999 at CAMC Memorial Division, following an extended illness.

She was born October 28, 1924 at Evans, WV, a daughter of the late, Okey Laben and Eva Jane (DeVault) Livingston.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Longview Ladies Aide and attended the Longview Community Church.

Survivors include a son, Cletis Wayne Sayre, II of Evans; daughters, Delores Williams of Ravenswood and Eva Burgess of Evans; brothers, Cleon Livingston of Evans and Bernard Lee Livingston of Leon; sisters, Goldie Herdman of Leon and Tacie Edwards of Washington Court House, OH; grandchildren, Kevin Burgess, Carla Jones, Ronnie Williams, Michael Sayre, Chad Burgess and Michelle Sayre; great grandchildren, Justin Williams, Jacob Jones and Hannah Burgess.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletis Wayne "Pete" Sayre; sister, Roberta Wheeler and an infant sister.

Service will be Saturday, July 3, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Pastor, Douglas J. Garten officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Olive W. Sayre

Olive W. Sayre, 90, of Green Cove Springs, FL, formerly of Cottageville, WV, departed this life April 17, 2003 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born November 21, 1912 in Cottageville, a daughter of the late Ottie and Pearl (Anderson) McCarty.

She was a homemaker and member of the Asbury United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Cecil Sayre; daughter, Eleanor Grubbs; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clinton L. "Sam" Sayre, and a daughter Jean Fowler.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 24, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2003 in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating.

Mary Lena Sayre

Mary Lena Sayre, 98, of Evans, WV, departed this life August 27, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born April 5, 1902 at Leon, WV a daughter of the late, John and Margaret (Pickens) Miller.

She was a homemaker, and was retired from the quality control department of Glass Fibers Corporation, Waterville, OH. She attended the Evans Church of God.

Surviving are sons, Cecil Sayre of Murraysville, WV, Raymond Sayre and Sidney Sayre both of Holland, OH; daughters, Anna King of Evans, WV, and Flossie Sayre of Toledo, OH; sister, Iva Reall of Auburndale, FL; 21 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 5 great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Criss Coe Sayre; sons, Dorsel and Gay Lee; 3 grandchildren.

Service will be Wednesday, August 30, 2000--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Mary Jane Sayre

Mary Jane Sayre, 92, of Evans, WV, departed this life July 30, 1999 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV following an extended illness.

She was born June 9, 1907 at Rockcastle, WV a daughter of the late Laben Lambert and Maggie (Hill) Morrison.

She was a homemaker, a charter member of the Longview Ladies Aide and attended the Longview Community Church.

Survivors include a son, Leroy Lambert Sayre of Evans; daughters, Clarice Elaine Lester and Bernice Avalee Wilkinson of Evans and Virginia Evelyn Sayre of Hurricane; sisters, Rayme Kessel and Edna Kay of Ripley; 6 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Lynn Sayre; brothers, Ray Morrison and Dencil Morrison.

Graveside service will be Sunday, August 1, 1999--1:15 pm at the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Visitation 12 noon until 1 pm Sunday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Frankie Marie Sayre

Frankie Marie Sayre, 69, of Nitro, WV, departed this life, September 25, 1999 at Morris Memorial Nursing Home, Milton, WV following an extended illness.

She was born May 23, 1930 in Roane County, a daughter of the late, Russel G. and Marjorie B. (Evilsizer) Phillips.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Cross Lanes Bible Church, a volunteer at the Rehabilitation Center at Institute and was a 45 year resident of Nitro.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Don C. Sayre; son, Dan T. Sayre of Nitro; daughter, Donna (Sayre) Neumann of Greenville, SC; brothers, Golden Phillips of Melbourne, FL, Kenneth Phillips of Nitro, Stephen Phillips of St. Albans; sisters, Erca Wrighton of Melbourne, FL and Anna Mae Doolittle of Spencer; grandchildren, Nathanael Neumann and Isaiah Neumann; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Rolland Phillips.

Service will be Tuesday, September 28, 1999--1 pm at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, WV with Pastor, David Thaxton officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6:30 - 9 pm Monday at the Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, WV. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Wilma Lee Sayre

Wilma Lee Sayre, 67, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life September 6, 2000, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born January 18, 1933, on Angel Ridge in Jackson County, a daughter of the late, John O. and Alice (Southall) Rhodes.

She was manager for Criss Concrete of Ravenswood and served as a tax deputy in the Jackson County Sheriff's office. She operated a bookkeeping and tax preparation business from her home, and had been employed by Dutch Boy Paints of Charleston.

She was a graduate of Center College, was an accounting instructor and was active in the Democratic party.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Paige Sayre; sons, Wayne Sayre of Point Pleasant, John Sayre of Leon, Max Sayre of Ripley; daughter Leila Elswick of West Milford; grandchildren, Jason Sayre and Kayla Sayre both of Leon, Allyson Sayre and Amber Sayre both of Ripley, Megan Sayre and Nathan Sayre both of Point Pleasant; great granddaughter, Shauna Sayre of Leon.

Service will be Friday, September 8, 2000--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Dr. Boyd Purcell and the Rev. Mark Price officiating. Burial will follow in the Webster Cemetery, on Angel Ridge near Fairplain. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to, Kanawha County Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.

Dewayne Lee Sayre

Dewayne Lee Sayre, 71, of Point Pleasant, departed this life March 20, 2005 in Pleasant Valley Hospital.

He was born May 7, 1933 in Leon, a son of the late Hoyt Laben and Mary Lodisa Sayre. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Ted, David, and Gary Phillip; sister, Catholine Riffle; grandson, James Walter Gibbs, III.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a retired security guard from Lakin State Hospital, and was a former truck driver for Sunoco Paper Products.

He enjoyed flea markets, horses, and auto work.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Marie “Kitten” (Hancock) Sayre; daughters, Lodisa Ann Gibbs of Williamstown, Connie Sue Simpkins of Point Pleasant; brothers, Hoyt Sayre, Jr. of Mason, WV, and Everette Samuel Sayre of Solon, OH; sisters, Marylin Heffelfinger of Monroe Falls, OH, Imogene Snyder of Letart, Angalene Adams of Carson City, NV, Eileen Snyder of Silver Springs, NV, and Marceline Buechner of Sandpoint, ID; grandchildren, William Franklin Simpkins, Jr., Mary Allison Gibbs, and Anna Christine Gibbs; great grandchildren, Alexis Dawn Simpkins and Gage Franklin Simpkins.

Service were at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Randy Parsons officiating. Burial followed in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Okal Maxine Sayre

Okal Maxine Sayre, 76, of Dunbar, WV, departed this life August 23, 1999 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born January 21, 1923 at Bomont, WV a daughter of the late, James Randolph Hill and Ida O. (Mitchell) Hill Samples.

She was a former employee of Fletcher Enamel Company of Dunbar and Bermans Jewelry of St. Albans. She was a member of the First Church of God, Dunbar where she was the church treasurer for 25 years.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, John Hazen Sayre, Sr.; son, John Hazen Sayre, Jr. of Nitro; daughter, Patty Lucretia Dale of Parker, CO; brothers, Darrell Samples of Browns Creek, Jim Samples of St. Albans and Charles Samples of Dunbar; sisters, Corda Shadey of Akron, OH, Margaret Clendenin and Lura Kelley of Dunbar; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother, Jack Samples; sisters, Maxine Waggoner, Irene Middleton and Marilyn Stamper.

Service will be Thursday, August 26, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Larry McCallister officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery, Rock Castle, WV. Visitation 5-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Stewart Eugene Sayre

Stewart Eugene Sayre, 81, of Evans, Jackson County, WV, departed this life June 26, 2001, at CAMC, Memorial Division, Charleston, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born June 22, 1920, at Evans, WV, a son of the late Elmer and Mary Jane (Stewart) Sayre.

He was a former truck driver for Vanadium and Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. and retired from the WV Department of Highways, with 23 years service. He was a farmer and a cattleman and served on the board of directors of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service. He attended Mt. Moriah Church of Evans, where he taught Sunday school.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Casto Sayre; sons, Stewart Reynolds (Judy Boggess) Sayre of Ravenswood, David Eugene (Carolyn Moday) Sayre of St. Paris, OH, Stephen Thomas (Liz Taylor) Sayre of Evans; daughters, Judith Ann (Charles) Bunner of Ripley, Valeria Jeanette (Ray) McVay of Ripley, Clara Jane (Dale) Carney of Kenna, Letitia Gayle "Tuts" (Woodrow) Parsons of Ravenswood, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Wilmer Sayre, Clayton Sayre, Woodrow Sayre, and 3 sisters, Willard Casto, Josephine Hartley and Opal Reynolds.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 29, 2001--11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation is from 5 to 8 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Orva Tress (Phillips) Thomas Sayre

Orva Tress (Phillips) Thomas Sayre, 77, of Ripley, WV, departed this life February 26, 2002, at CAMC Memorial Division, Charleston, WV, following a sudden illness.

She was born April 14, 1924 at Big Run, a daughter of the late, Jeff and Minnie (Harmon) Phillips.

She was a homemaker, and enjoyed quilting and gardening.

Surviving are sons, Carl (Hazel) Thomas of Ripley, and John (Freda) Thomas of Given; daughters, Alice (Lloyd) Grady, and Linda (Arthur) Pursley both of Sandyville, Judy (Jevene) Bowling of Cleveland, VA; sister, Elizabeth Bergdorf of Ripley; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; Clyde Thomas and Della Sayre; 5 brothers; 2 sisters.

Service will be Friday, March 1, 2002—10:30 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery Ripley, WV. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Betty Frances (Withrow) Sayre

Betty Frances (Withrow) Sayre, 66, of Leon, WV, departed this life, December 27, 2000 in the Pike Community Hospital, Waverly, OH, following an extended illness.

She was born February 12, 1934 in Charleston, WV, a daughter of the late, Rev. Vernon "Jack" and Alma Mae (Knowles) Withrow.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Mason County Democratic Executive Committee, a member of the Creston United Methodist Church and worked with the Mason County Public District in the construction of a new water line for the Gunville Ridge community.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Omen William Sayre; stepson, Charles Edgar "Eddie" Sayre of Point Pleasant; daughters, Cynthia Elaine (William) Haught of Follansbee, WV, Sandra Earlene (Dr. David) Roddy of Waverly, OH, Judith Arleen (George) Oliver of Point Pleasant; step daughters, Marcella Mae (James) DeWeese and Carolin Jean Harris both of Point Pleasant; brothers, Vernon Lee (Harriett) Withrow and Robert Darlington (Marie) Withrow both of Cross Lanes; sisters, Elnor Ruth Holstein of Cross Lanes, Lura Belle (Denver) Casto, Mary Margaret Lanham, Helen Mae Rogers, and Lois Virginia (Warren) Baker all of Leon; 9 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 9 step grandchildren; 9 step great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by an infant brother, James Samuel Withrow.

Service will be Sunday, December 31, 2000--1 pm at the Creston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Landers officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 pm until 8 pm Saturday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the, Creston Youth Fellowship, c/o Marie Keefer, Rt. 2 Box 590, Leon, WV 25123.

Chester L. Scarberry

Chester L. Scarberry, 72, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, November 20, 2004 at his home, following a brief illness.

He was born September 29, 1932 in Evans, a son of the late Noah and Anna (Casto) Scarberry.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, and brothers, Donald, and Arnold.

He was a self employed produce salesman, a farmer, and a protestant by faith

Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Otmer Williams of Davenport, FL; nephews, Michael Williams of Akron, OH, and Terry Williams of Ocoee, FL.

There was a graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2004 at Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Benjamin Skeen officiating. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, was in charge of arrangements.

Mittie M. Scarberry

Mittie M. Scarberry, 93, of Akron, OH, formerly of Jackson County, departed this life, December 1, 2001 at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born October 8, 1908 in Jackson County, a daughter of the late, Thomas and Nellie (Balch) Stewart.

She was a homemaker, believed in a strong work ethic, was always busy and enjoyed her home, yard and flowers. She was employed by Firestone Aircraft, during WWII. She was a former employee of Federman’s Department Store, and was retired from O’Neil’s Department Store.

Surviving are daughters, Maxine Shinn of Mount Alto, and Jean Sayre of Akron, OH; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Lance Sayre, and Donald Scarberry; sons, Lance Sayre, Jr. and Larry Sayre.

Service will be Wednesday, December 5, 2001—1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service time.

Harley Earnest Scarberry

Harley Earnest Scarberry, 76, of Ripley, Jackson County, WV, departed this life November 12, 2003, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Huntington, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born November 5, 1927, in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late Howard E. and Phoebe (Williams) Scarberry. He grew up near Statts Mills, where he was raised by the late Earley and Polly Casto.

He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was retired in 1990 from McCoys Best Western in Ripley. From 1990 to 1999 he and his wife, Janice, delivered Charleston newspapers in Jackson and Roane Counties. He was a volunteer at Resource Connection Outreach Center and a member of Siniaville United Methodist Church at Statts Mills.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Janice Faye (Rhodes) Scarberry; sons, Phillip (Teresa) Scarberry of Statts Mills, Mike Scarberry of Ripley, Robert (Lisa) Scarberry of Ripley; daughters, Barbara (Clark) Adams of Ripley, Pam (Frank) Roush of Cottageville, Melissia (James) Runion of Ripley and Cathy (Richard) Williams of Ripley; grandchildren, Mitchel, Brandon and Travis Adams, Anna-Marie, Rachel and Scott Scarberry, Jacob, Christopher and Corey Williams, Jessica Runion, and Trista Lynea Scarberry; foster sister, Ruth Casto of Ripley.

In addition to his parents and foster parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Holly and Oman; sisters, Madalyn Parker, Lina Mae Wade and Irene Manza; and a foster brother, Chester Casto.

Funeral services will be Sunday, November 16, 2003-2:00 p.m. at Siniaville United Methodist Church, Statts Mills, with Pastor Danny Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in the Siniaville Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Dollie F. Donahue Shaffer

Dollie F. Donahue Shaffer, 76, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, November 15, 2001 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born May 4, 1925, in Ripley, a daughter of the late, Charlie and Bertha (Miller) Braham.

She was a retired home health care provider, and attended the First Church of God, Ripley.

Surviving are sons, Tim E. Donahue of Delano, TN, and Robert L. Donahue of Ripley, WV; daughter, June K. Pantalone of Ravenna, OH; brother, Ray K. Braham of Rapid City, SD; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles Roscoe Braham, William Herbert Braham, Clifford Braham, and John Braham; sister, Mildred Braham.

Service will be Sunday, November 18, 2001 - 1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial will follow in the Foster Chapel Cemetery, near Evans. Visitation will be from noon until service time.

Robert Shaffold

Robert Shaffold, 74, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, May 28, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born September 12, 1925 at Fairview Park, OH, a son of the late, Harry and Minnie (Saxton) Shaffold.

He was a retired self employed carpenter, and cabinet maker. He was a WWII Army veteran and was a protestant.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy Margaret (Thompson) Shaffold; son, Rodney Michael Shaffold of Tuscon, AZ; daughters, Virginia Lee Hughes of El Cajon, CA, and Rita Jean Patterson of Orange, CA; sister, Gertrude Louis Rhine on Tucson, AZ.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Roy Dilley and Paul Shaffold; sisters, Gargaret Simon and Dorothy Dilley.

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

James H. Shamblin

James H. Shamblin, 69, of Middlesex, NC formerly of Jackson County, WV, departed this life, May 27, 1999 at Wake Medical Center, Raleigh, NC following an extended illness.

He was born December 1, 1929 at Charleston, WV a son of the late, Adam Harrison and Mary Alifair (Spencer) Shamblin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, a life member of the Golden Rod branch of the VFW in Orlando, FL, self employed construction engineer and a protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Mary E. (Craft) Shamblin; sons, James Michael Shamblin of Baton Rouge, LA and Scot Adam Shamblin of Lorraine, OH; daughters, Mary Jane Callaghan of Wilson, NC, Joyce Randall of Hayesville, NC, Pamela Hales of Kenly, NC, Amanda Shamblin of Atlanta, GA, Lisa Loven of Cornell, AR and Kay Bowles of Orlando, FL; brothers, Roy Shamblin of Lorraine, OH, Floyd Shamblin of Covington, KY and Orville Shamblin of Ripley; sisters, Julie Wiggins and Delores Jean DeBerry of Parkersburg, Mary Southall of Ripley, Dottie Haynes of Mount Alto, Barbara Newman of Ravenswood, Belva Farmer of Wooster, OH; 22 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren.

Service will be Sunday, May 30, 1999--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Johnny White officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley with military honors. Visitation 6-8 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Velma V. (Barber) Sharpe

Velma V. (Barber) Sharpe, 92, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life April 16, 2004 in Ravenswood Village following an extended illness.

She was born January 20, 1912 in Hemlock, a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Archer) Barber.

She was a member of the Ravenswood Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are brothers, Bill Barber of Ripley, and Arch Barber of Lebanon, OH; sister, June Corbin of Ravenswood.

Her husband, Robert Sharpe, brothers, Homer, Wayne, Ralph and John, and a sister, Golda Casto also preceded her in death.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service time at the funeral home on Monday.

James Herbert “Herb” Sharp

James Herbert “Herb” Sharp, 84, of Ripley, WV, departed this life October 14, 2004 in Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born June 30, 1920 in Jackson County, a son of the late James Albert and Ruby Mae (Pringle) Sharp.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter.

He was a WWII Army veteran, and was retired from Libby-Owens-Ford Company in Kanawha City. Following his retirement he served as the grounds keeper for the Parchment Valley Baptist Conference Center for 20 years. He was a member of the AFL-CIO, and attended the Bethel Community Church, Leon.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Freda Marie (Anderson) Sharp; sons and daughters-in-law, Roger Sharp of Ripley, Kenny and Tia Sharp of Kenna, and Gary and Connie Sharp of Leon; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Don Goodson of Albany, OH; brother, Dwain Sharp of Cincinnati, OH; sisters, Lucille Walton and Jo Ann King both of Cincinnati, OH, and Cordelia Blankenship of Ripley, grandchildren, Donald Goodson, Teresa Riley, Barbara Conn, Barry Sharp, Brian Sharp, Lori Sharp, and Kati Sharp; great grandchildren, Matthew Riley, Marshall Riley, Ashley Conn, and Logan Conn.

Service was 11 a.m. Monday, October 18, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. James Lewis and the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV, with military honors provided by the Jackson County veterans groups. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Elsie Louise Shenefield

Elsie Louise Shenefield, 93, of Sandyville, WV, departed this life, March 16, 2001, following an extended illness.

She was born April 25, 1907, in Ravenswood, WV, a daughter of the late, Squire and Corda (Anderson) Stanley.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Independence United Methodist Church, a devoted wife and mother, and an excellent neighbor.

Survivors include daughters, Margaret (Willard) Boyd of Ripley, and Barbara (James) Walter of Sandyville; sister, Essie Lawson of Palmetto, FL ; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Shenefield; brothers, Ike Stanley, Harry Stanley, Richard Stanley, Benton Stanley, Lawrence Stanley, and Carl Stanley; sisters, Mary Curry and Ruth Mitchell.

Service will be Sunday, March 18, 2001--3 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Thomas Moore and the Rev. Paul Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation 5 - 8 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Daniel Carlton Shinn

Daniel Carlton Shinn, 68, of Sandyville, WV, departed this life May 20, 2005 at his home.

He was born April 16, 1937 in Mount Alto, WV, a son of the late, Charles Wilbur and Blanche B. (Bennett) Shinn. His first wife, Carolyn (Headley) Shinn, his second wife, Garnet V. (Parsons) Shinn, and a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo also preceded him in death.

He was retired from Century Aluminum, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union, Local #5668. He was a charter member of the Silverton Volunteer Fire Department, and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his sons, and their wives, Mike and Lynn Shinn, and Rick Shinn all of Sandyville, and Steven and Anita Shinn of Cottageville; daughters, Anita Nelson of Racine, OH, and Nikki Salser of Ravenswood; step daughter, Donna Jones, of Apple Grove; brothers, Lonnie Shinn of Princeton, Chuck Shinn of Parkersburg, and Clayton Shinn of Oxnard, CA; sisters, Annabelle Flesher and Reba Jo Merical, both of Millwood, Patsy Sailor of Warren, OR, and Mildred “Peg” Shinn of Kankakee, IL; 22 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren.

Service were at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Shannon Skeen officiating. Burial followed in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Wanda Mae Shinn

Wanda Mae Shinn, 55, of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life October 1, 2005 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born November 17, 1949 in Cottageville, a daughter of the late Dale Dayton “Jack” and Ethel Mae (Friend) Durst. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Dayton Durst.

She was a former nurse’s aid at Jackson General Hospital.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Larry Lee Shinn; daughters, Teresa Renee Carpenter of PA, Amanda Aleisha Carroll of Charleston, Amy Bess Shinn and Nikki Lee Shinn both of Mount Alto; sisters, Barbara Winter of Millwood, and Diana Lynn McDowell of Evans; grandchildren, B.J. Richards, Megan Carpenter and Katie Carpenter.

Service was at 1 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating.

Bernice M. Shinn

Bernice M. Shinn, 77, of McCutchenville, OH, departed this life, October 13, 2001, at her home.

She was born November 25, 1923 in Evans, WV, a daughter of the late Walter and Eulah Belle (Sayre) Hunt.

She was a homemaker, a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, McCutchenville, OH, and attended the Crawford United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Wyandott Senior Citizens, the Happy Traveler Group in Nevada, OH, and supported the Right to Life Organization. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, cooking, reading, discussing politics and writing letters.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Early "Woody" Shinn; sons, Carl W. Shinn of McCutchenville, OH, and Keith W. Shinn of Tiffin, OH; daughters, Janet-Hall Walter, Joann (Dan) Adams-Moll, and Hope (Mike) Boggard all of Upper Sandusky, OH, Donna (Randy) McKee of Hardy VA; brothers, Clair Hunt of Ripley, Robert Hunt of Evans, Camden Hunt of Washington; sisters, Agnes Morrison of Bremen, OH, and Nadine Tucker of New Haven, FL; 12 grandchildren; 8 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, James R. Hall; brother, Carl T. Hunt; sisters, Cleo Hunt and Garnet Hunt.

Service will be Thursday, October 17, 2001 2 pm at the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Cynthia Morrison officiating. A private family visitation will begin at 1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Eva June Parsons Shinn

Eva June Parsons Shinn, 75, of Evans, WV, was at peace, with her family by her side when she began her final and wonderful journey into eternity on April 16, 2004 at her home, following a brief illness.

She was born September 4, 1928 in Liverpool, a daughter of the late Kenna B. and Rose (Mullinex) Parsons.

She was a retired cook from the Jackson County School system with 32 years service, and had been a local, state and national president of the American School Food Service Association. She had been a delegate and speaker at several conventions and had served as a lobbyist for the ASFSA, and had received their first West Virginia, "Cook of the year" award, and the Louise Sublet Award at the state and national level.

In her memory, Fairmont State College, where she had been a part-time instructor, has created the June Shinn Foundation to aid the West Virginia School Food Service Association, Child Nutrition Center. In lieu of flowers contribution may be made to the June Shinn Foundation, c/o Doris Hardman, 1210 13th Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101.

Following her retirement, she had been very active in school and community affairs, including the Evans Community Initiative, and she served as a volunteer in the museum and served as a docent in the kitchen on Blennerhassett Island. She was active in local politics and had worked at the polls in the Evans precinct for many years. She was also a member of the West Ripley Baptist Church.

Surviving are a daughter Dianna L. Berry of Parkersburg; sons, Terry Shinn of Walnut, NC, and Frankie Shinn of Grandy, NC; sister, Mary Knapp of Evans; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

Her husband, Howard T. Shinn, sisters, Juanita Rader and Jackie Shumaker, and brothers K.G. Parsons and Burns Parsons, also preceded her in death.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jack Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, followed by a fellowship meal at the West Ripley Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Shinn had requested that in lieu of flowers her memory could be honored by having an outing, or other appropriate activity that would unite family and friends. Further contributions may be made to Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.

George Leonard Shinn

George Leonard Shinn, 78, of Paris, KY, and Ravenswood, departed this life, June 10, 2000 at Bourbon Heights Nursing Home, Paris, following an extended illness.

He was born March 3, 1922 at Millwood, WV a son of the late, Clarence L. and Bessie A. (Snyder) Shinn.

He attended Union High School at Cottageville, was a retired radio maintenance technician for the United States government from the Avon Signal Depot in Bourbon County, KY. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, receiving many medals and awards, including, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 bronze battle stars, the distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Distinguished Unit badge, Good Conduct Medal and many others. He was also a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, Mount Alto.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Alice Lucille (Snider) Shinn; sons, Andrew L. Shinn of Paris, KY and Alan L. Shinn of Canal Winchester, OH; sister, Dolores Durst of Cottageville; grandchildren, Daniel A. Shinn, Alissia R. Shinn, Jessica S. Adams and Alissia N. Shinn; sister-in-law, Maxine Shinn of Mount Alto.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence O. "Ott" Shinn.

Service will be Saturday, June 17, 2000--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the church of your choice.

Brittany Renea Shirley

Brittany Renea Shirley, 17, of Leon, WV, departed this life April 23, 2005 at her home due to injuries received in an accident.

She was born January 27, 1988 in Gallipolis, OH, a daughter of Harold Roscoe and Angela Mae (Shultz) Shirley.

Brittany was a junior at Point Pleasant High School, a member of the FFA, the Busy 4’s 4-H, and the Girl Scouts; she loved animals, and attended the Creston United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, other survivors include a sister and her husband, Tiffany and John Michael Williams of Gallipolis, OH; paternal grandmother, Florence Shirley of Leon; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Wheeler of Evans.

Service was 1 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2005 at the Creston United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry and the Rev. Ben Selbe officiating. Burial followed in the Creston Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Hazel Florence Shockey

Hazel Florence Shockey, 95, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life April 22, 2002, at Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pt. Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born June 30, 1906, at Pine Grove, WV, a daughter of the late Ephriam and Martha Stackpole.

She was a homemaker and attended Ravenswood Senior Citizens and Praise Cathedral Church of Ravenswood.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda Bever of Ravenswood, Helen Joan Barber of Fairplain, and Norma Burgess of Ravenswood, 7 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Shockey, brothers, Arza , Burl, Clarence, Amos and Charlie Stackpole, and a sister, Amelia.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2002-11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor George Weirick and Pastor Jim Dale officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Bobbie Joann Thornton Simkins

Bobbie Joann Thornton Simkins, 23, of Leon, departed this life November 10, 2003, in the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, following an extended illness.

She was born November 13, 1979, in Marietta, OH.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, David Lee Simkins; son, Darian Alexander Simkins; father and step-mother, Paul and Nancy Thornton of Leon; mother and step-father, Blondena and Robert Meuser of Obetz, OH; brother, Navid Lee King Thornton of Leon; paternal grandparents, Sharon Rollins of Leon, Rob and Viva King of Evans; maternal grandmother, Bettie Williamson of Little Hocking, OH.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelby Simkins.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, November 14, 2003, at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Morgan Cemetery, Leon. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Freda V. Simmons

Freda V. Simmons, 96, of Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, departed this life October 10, 2004 at Eldercare of Ripley.

She was born February 4, 1908 in Tariff, Roane County, a daughter of the late Rufus and Rosa (Isenhart) Bailey.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bert O. Simmons; sons, Larry Bert and James Bailey; brothers, Coy Bailey, Pierce Bailey, General Bailey, and Robert Bailey; sisters, Mittie Hanna, Lula Casto, Flora Edgell, Ola Keeton, Vossie Bailey, Marie Hall and Beatrice Bailey.

She was a former Sunday School teacher in Wise, VA, and was faithful member of the West Ripley Baptist Church where she assisted her husband, Bert as a greeter. She was a homemaker, and an avid and skilled quilter and seamstress.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Service was 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Dean Risser and the Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Tariff Cemetery, Roane County. Visitation was from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Bert O. Simmons

Bert O. Simmons, 97, of Millwood, WV, departed this life January 1, 2003 in the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, following an extended illness.

He was born December 12, 1905 in Canoe, Roane County, a son of the late James Franklin and Alta (Ferrell) Simmons.

He was a retired drilling contractor for gas wells in Kentucky and Virginia, and moved to Millwood in 1973. He was a faithful member of the West Ripley Baptist Church, and served as usher and greeter.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Freda V. (Bailey) Simmons; several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his children, James Bailey Simmons and Larry Bert Simmons; brother, Walter Simmons; sisters, Marjorie Epling, Vaughn Silvole, Sue Stewart.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Dean Risser and the Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Tariff Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Sada Simms

Sada Simms, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life May 14, 2002, at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born April 1, 1920, in Walton, WV, a daughter of the late Melvin and Lilly (Hardman) Coon.

She was a retired nursing assistant for Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, and attended Second Baptist Church of Ravenswood.

Survivors include a son, Berkley Simms of Ravenswood; step-son, Donald Simms of Solomon, KS; daughters, Rebecca Cozart and Veronica Barker, both of Ravenswood; step-daughters, Deloris Taylor of Ashland, KY, and Midge Taylor of West Salem, OH; grandchildren, Will Bradley, Samantha Bradley, Valicity Pauley, Demetria Stephenson, Grant Barker, II, and Britni Simms; 8 step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Berkley Simms, Jr.; brothers, Opie Coon and Doyal Coon; stepson, Robert Simms; and sister, Opal Anderson.

Funeral service will be Friday, May 17, 2002-11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Steve Raines officiating. Graveside service will be at 3:00 pm, at Larch-Harper Cemetery, Walton. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Mary Sinkora

Mary Sinkora, 88, of Ripley, WV, formerly of Northfield, OH, departed this life November 12, 2002, in Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born March 17, 1914 in Bridgeport, OH, a daughter of the late Louis and Bessie Beznoska.

She was a retired lab technician from B.F. Goodrich, and was a retired cook from the Northfield school system. She was a former librarian for the Northfield Public Library. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years, and was a member of the Northfield United Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by her son, Frank Sinkora of Ripley; sisters, Martha Polak of Cleveland, OH, and Margaret Resback of Bridgeport, OH; grandson, Frank Sinkora, III, of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and a daughter, Joyce Marie Ulrich.

Service will be Saturday, November 16, 2002—1 p.m. at the Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 West Aurora Road, Sagamore Hills, OH, with pastor Art Helin officiating. Burial will follow in the Northfield-Macedonia Cemetery, Northfield, OH. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service at the funeral home. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Rev. Raymond Lee Skeen

Rev. Raymond Lee Skeen, 80, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life February 6, 2005 at his home, surround by his family following a brief illness.

He was born December 23, 1924 in Kentuck, a son of the late Ben Wetzel and Mary Jane (Kiser) Skeen.

He was also preceded in death by sons, Rocky Lee Skeen, and step-son, Larry Livingston Harless brothers, George, Rev. Peter, Dennie, Benjamin Web, and John Clifford; sisters, Mabel Gibson, Marjie Southall, Millie Spencer, Mayme Hammack, Masie Brisendine, and Margaret Stalnaker.

He was co-founder, charter member, and pastor for 17 years of the Open Bible Church, Ripley. He also ministered through the radio program, “The Blessed Hope Hour” on WMOV radio for 13 years. He was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during World War II where he participated in the 9th wave of the invasion on Iwo Jima.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ann Elizabeth (Baker) Skeen; son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Benjamin and Marie Skeen of Ripley; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Upton of Evans, and Rebecca “Becky” and Lee Cornette of Cottageville; step-son and his wife, Rod and Joan Harless of South Charleston; sister, Marie Skeen of Ripley; 20 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren

Graveside service was held Monday, February 7, 2005 at 4 p.m. in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, with the Rev. Frank Ashworth officiating. Arrangements were provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Dempsey C. Skeens

Dempsey C. Skeens, 60, of Given, WV, departed this life November 29, 2005, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born, March 20, 1945, in Jackson County, a son of the late Everette Archie and Genevieve (Hunter) Skeens. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Dorman Skeens, and sister, Ferrell Roub.

He was a retired Jackson County Supervisor for the West Virginia Department of Highways, a former mail carrier, and a protestant.

Survivors include his wife of 41years, Joyce “Joy” (Parsons) Skeens; sons and their wives, Scott Dempsey and Karman Skeens of Birmingham, AL, and Kris Everette and Tyla Skeens of Given; daughters, Tina Gail Skeens and Kelly Jo Skeens both of Given; sisters, Janet Nuckles, and Jackie Guthrie both of Ripley; grandchildren, Payton Skeens and William Skeens both of Birmingham, AL, Kally Skeens and Christopher Skeens both of Given; sister-in-law, Betty Webb of Ripley.

Service was at 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial followed in the Given Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Ernest Lee Slaven

Ernest Lee Slaven, 72, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, May 1, 2001 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born April 25, 1929 in Ravenswood, a son of the late Hoyt Glen and Olie Bernice (Bever) Slaven.

He was U.S. Army veteran, a retired operator from Century Aluminum, a member of the United Steelworker Union #5668, and he was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, Ripley.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Nancy Lee (Boston) Slaven; sons, Brett (Susan) Slaven of Ripley and Chet (Susan) Slaven of New Martinsville; sisters, Jean (Jim) Casto of Ripley and Evelyn (Bill) Shinn of Homosassa, FL; grandchildren, Brandon Slaven, Meghann Slaven and Zachary Slaven.

He was also preceded in death by sisters, Betty Chrihfield and Joey Scheer.

Service will be Friday, May 4, 2001--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Mark Siers officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley with military honors by VFW post #3488. There will be no visitation.

Nancy Lee (Boston) Slaven

Nancy Lee (Boston) Slaven, 70, of Ripley, WV, went home to be with the Lord, November 5, 2004.

She was born March 29, 1934 in Letart, Mason County, a daughter of the late John and Frances (Shirley) Boston. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Lee “Bear” Slaven; brothers, Lynn, William, and James; sisters, Ernestine Jones, Elinor Layne, and an infant sister, Nellie.

She was a retired clerk from the Ripley Department Store, and attended the Ripley Tabernacle.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Brett and Susan Slaven of Ripley, and Chet and Susan Slaven of New Martinsville; brother, Joe Boston of Letart; sisters, Blanche Howard of St. Petersburg, FL, and Sally Litchfield of Mason; grandchildren, Brandon, Meghann, and Zackary; several nieces and nephews.

Service was 1 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial followed in the Fairplain Cemetery, Ripley.

Maxine Dorothy Smith

Maxine Dorothy Smith, 56, of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life June 12, 2003, in Cleveland Clinic, following a brief illness.

She was born July 15, 1946 in Jackson County, a daughter of the late, William H. and Hazel M. (Stover) Baker.

She was a retired certified nursing assistant, and was retired from Lakin Hospital with 17 years service. She attended the Millwood United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kenny Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Dale Gene and Charity Smith of Mount Alto; brothers, Denver Baker of Leon, Charles H. Baker of Hohenwald, TN, Fred E. Baker of Point Pleasant; sisters, Grace Combs of Cottageville, Belva Fauver of Point Pleasant, Charlene Thompson of South Point, OH.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery, Letart Falls, OH. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Emma Jean Smith

Emma Jean Smith, 66, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life March 30, 2003 in Camden Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

She was born July 16, 1936 in Given, WV, a daughter of the late Earley Hoyt and Callie Dove (Carney) Casto.

She was retired from the Jackson County Board of Education, and was a member and past matron of the Cottageville Chapter #16, Order of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Donald D. Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Sandra Smith of Point Pleasant; daughter and fiancé, Patricia Ann Smith and Keith Sands of Silverton; grandchildren, David Broughman, Nicholas Smith, and Justin Smith, all of Point Pleasant, and Krystal Scott of Hampton, VA; great grandchildren, Kyla Scott and Ethan Scott of Hampton, VA; brothers, Hoy Casto of Venice, FL, and Buford Casto of Red House; sisters, Margie Gillispie of Columbus, OH; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers Arthur Casto, Carl Casto, and Ralph Casto; sister, Carmen Bonnett.

Service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Jerry Bonnett and Jim Stanley officiating. Music will be provided by the Builders Quartet. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star service at 8 p.m. by Cottageville Chapter #16.

Bessie Blanche Smith

Bessie Blanche Smith, 86, of Sandyville, WV departed this life December 21, 1998 at Eldercare of Ripley following an extended illness.

She was born July 26, 1912 at Advent, WV a daughter of the late, Marshall Franklin and Mary Ellen (Hammon) Blackshire.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of the Coffee Shop in Charleston and was a member of the Pilgrim Advent Christian Church, at Coopers Creek.

Surviving are sons, Walter Smith of Lebanon, TN, Wilbur Smith of Ocala, FL, Glenn Smith, Jr. of Sandyville, Frank Smith of Doylestown, OH, James Eddie Smith of Mount Alto, Donald Paul Smith of Ripley; daughters, Wanda Matheney of Edgewater, FL, Verlie Payne of Cottageville, Wilda Parsons of Gandeeville and Rosemary Brooks of Marysville, OH; sisters, Ellen Smith of Mt. Vernon, OH, Arbutis Durbin of Dunnellon, FL; step sister, Georgia Lanham of Silverton; 33 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Smith, Sr.; brothers, Dennis Blackshire and Marshall Blackshire; sisters, Rena Ingram and Martha Hammon; step brothers, Clarence Young and Dorman Young; step sister, Pauline Young.

Service will be Thursday, December 24, 1998--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. James Fisher, Walter Smith and Rosemary Brooks officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Pocatalico. Visitation 4-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Benjamin Harrison Smith

Benjamin Harrison Smith, 90, of Racine, OH, departed this life, February 20, 2001 at the Overbrook Center, Middleport, OH.

He was born December 19, 1910 in Cottageville, WV, a son of the late, Holly E. and Oda (Stover) Smith.

He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Ruth Naomi (Grady) Smith; sons, Harold E. Smith of Lexington, OH, Carroll L. (Irene) Smith of Ravenswood, WV, Kenny (Maxine) Smith of Mount Alto, WV, Curtis B. (Sandra) Smith of Jane Lew, WV, and Scottie H. (Esther) Smith of Chester, OH; daughters, Mary Weedo of Ormond Beach, FL, Connie S. (William) Ralston of Chillicothe, OH, Penny G. (William) Elam of Racine, OH; brother, Holly Smith of Loganville, GA; sisters, Ellen Talbott of East Liverpool, OH, Linda Gibson, of Evans, WV, Deldia Polsley of Orlando, FL; 23 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a very special friend, Herbert Sayre.

He was also preceded in death by son, Jimmy R. Smith; brother, David Smith; sisters, Nancy Gunno, Corabelle Coe, Virginia Sprout, Ruth Lee Smith, Rosialea McIntyre, Hattie Bennett, Martha Smith.

Service will be Friday, February 23, 2001 -- 2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Letart Falls Cemetery, Letart Falls, OH. Visitation will be 5 - 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Delphia Maxine Smith

Delphia Maxine Smith, 77, of Ocala, Florida, departed this life July 9, 2005 at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, FL, following a brief illness.

She was born January 23, 1928 in Elkview, WV, a daughter of the late Tolbert W. Walls and Nora Bell (Jackson) Walls.

She was a member of the Boynton Chapter #238, Order of the Eastern Star, Boynton Beach, FL, the White Shrine of Jersusalem, the Amaranth, and she was a past Matron of Lucerne Chapter #261, Order of the Eastern Star, Lucerne, FL.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Wilbur Jay Smith; daughters, Linda Hall of Ocala, Nora (Jerry) Peavy of Lakeport, FL, Karen (Greg) Pashkow of Port St. Lucie, FL; grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Megan, Chris, Lauren, Lindsay, and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Hudson, Alexis.

Funeral service was held Friday, July 15, 2005-1 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. Burial followed in Floral Hills Gardens of Memories, Sissonville, WV. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home

Flossie Gladys Smith

Flossie Gladys Smith, 82, of Sandyville, WV, departed this life July 26, 2002 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born June 8, 1920 in Elkview, WV, a daughter of the late Emmons and Mary Alice (Campbell) Wolfingbarger.

She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Surviving are sons, James Alton "Ick" (Sharon) Smith, Donnie (Debbie) Smith, Doyle M. (Margaret) Smith, Ronnie (Debra) Smith all of Sandyville; daughter, Barbara Hardesty of Sandyville; sisters, Lena Legg of Dunbar, Loraine Fisher of Sissonville, and Inez Baldwin of Sandyville; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Earl Smith; son, Leonard Cleo Smith; 3 brothers; 1 sister.

Service will be Monday, July 29, 2002-1 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Everett Snyder officiating. Burial will follow in the John Beane Cemetery, Sissonville. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

John Bernard "Chopper" Smith

John Bernard "Chopper" Smith, 72, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life February 19, 2001, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born October 8, 1928, in Jackson County, WV, a son of the late Ezra Smith and Georgia (Young) Smith Lanham of Silverton, WV.

He was a retired meat cutter for Wolfe Slaughter House, Evans, WV, and recently accepted salvation.

He is also survived by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty" (Woods) Smith; sons, John B. Smith, Jr. of Fleming, OH, Rodney Smith, address unknown, Mike Smith of Evans, Terry Smith of Florida; daughters, Sonja Anderson of Newberry, FL, Bonnie Cournyea of Orlando, FL, and Kay Cass of Newberry, FL; sisters, Hazel Lanham and Lola Abbott, both of Silverton, Barbara Wilson of Gay, and Delores Wolfe of Ravenswood; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Lewis Lanham, and a sister, Thelma Kidd.

Funeral services will be Friday, February 23, 2001 -- 11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Jack Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation is from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

William C. Spangler

William C. Spangler, 64, of Mount Alto, Mason County, WV, departed this life, September 11, 1999 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born January 20, 1935 at Witcher, WV a son of the late, W.O. and Edith (Burns) Spangler.

He was a graduate of DuPont High School, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and was a retired furnace operator from Kaiser Aluminum with 35 years service. He was a charter member of United Steelworkers Union #5668, a former president of Point Pleasant Day Care Center for Special Children, a charter member and past president of Mason County Parent Council for Special Children and was a former co owner and president of Jackson Furniture, Inc. of Ripley. He was a member of the Cottageville Lodge # 54 AF&AM and attended the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church, Cottageville.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Barbara J. (Comer); son, William Randall Spangler of Evans; daughters, Kimberly Lynn Smith of Ashville, OH and Melissa Beth Spangler of Mount Alto; brother, Harold "Joe" Spangler of Longwood, FL; sisters, Nona Shiflett of Sod and Mary Hamilton of Nitro; grandchildren; Casey Lee Smith, Miranda Beth Spangler and Ann Marie Spangler.

Service will be Tuesday, September 14, 1999--11 am at the Evergreen Hills Freewill Baptist Church, Cottageville, with Pastor Mark Price and the Rev. Gilmer Dorsey officiating. Burial will follow, with graveside rites by Cottageville Lodge #54 AF&AM, at Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Monday, September 13, 1999 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and 1 hour prior to service at the church.

Scott Allen Sparks

Scott Allen Sparks, 19, of, Route 1, Evans, Mason County, WV, departed this life, March 20, 2001 of injuries received in an automobile accident.

He was born January 15, 1982 in Cleveland, OH, a son of Howard Allen and Rosalie (Rhodes) Sparks of Evans.

He was a senior at Point Pleasant High School, was employed at Dairy Queen in Ripley, and was a Baptist. In addition to his parents, other survivors include a brother, David Sparks of Cleveland, OH; sister, Lisa Wallace of Cleveland, OH; paternal grandparents, Arbett and Dorothy Sparks of Campton, KY.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Lee Elmore.

Service will be Saturday, March 24, 2001 -- 11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation 5 - 8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Corby C. Stalnaker

Corby C. Stalnaker, 78, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life August 18, 2000, at Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, following a brief illness.

He was born December 31, 1921, at Gay, WV, a son of the late Roy Frederick and Ada Esther (Casto) Stalnaker.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the EUB Church of Belgrove. He was a former owner/manager in automobile sales in Elkins, WV. He was a member of Ashton Lodge No. 12 AF & AM, Ravenswood, and the BPOE of South Charleston. Since his retirement he has enjoyed farming, working with the Cub Scouts and community activities.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Rae (Westfall) Stalnaker; sons, Corby C. Stalnaker, II of Ripley, Jim Stalnaker of Longboat Key, FL; daughters, Patty Levin of Tampa, FL, Carolyn Jones of Murphreesboro, TN, Linda Garner of Ravenswood, Deborah Peterson of Tampa, FL; brother, Bill Stalnaker of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Eileen Elliott of Ripley, Ruth Hall of Ripley, Reva Kelley of Ripley, Ellen Smith of Ripley and June Hill of Beverly, OH; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 26, 2000--11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Ronald Stoner officiating. Burial will follow in Fairplain Cemetery with Masonic graveside rites by Ashton Lodge No. 12 of Ravenswood. Visitation is from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, at the funeral home.

Maude R. Stalnaker

Maude R. Stalnaker, 92, of Ripley, WV, departed this life December 23, 2004 in Eldercare of Ripley.

She was born January 23, 1912 in Cowen, WV, a daughter of the late Charles and Leola (Woods) Starcher. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett A. Stalnaker, a brother, and two sisters.

She was a former hostess for the Rose City Cafeteria in Charleston, former co-owner of Stalnaker Diner in Ripley, a former clerk for Fields’ 5 and 10 in Ripley, and a former dispatcher for the Jackson County Sheriffs’ Office.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Everette S. and Brenda Stalnaker of Ripley; grandson, Charles E. “Chuck” Stalnaker of Murraysville; great grandson, Charles E. “Chaz” Stalnaker, II of Ripley.

Service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 25, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial was in the Fairplain Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to the staff at Eldercare of Ripley.

Rachel Kathleen Starcher

Rachel Kathleen Starcher, 87, of Kenna, WV, departed this life February 17, 2003 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born September 21, 1915 in Dunbar, WV, a daughter of the late Arthur and Cleo (Reed) Steele.

She was a former Avon representative, a former employee of Dunbar Glass, a homemaker, and a member of the Moss Chapel Church.

Survivors include a son Paul Parsons, Jr. of Given; brother, Earl Buck Steele of Hurricane; sisters, Brenda Bragg, Donna Taylor, and Vera Turley all of Dunbar, Lois Peters of St. Joseph, MO; step mother, Marie Steele of Dunbar; grandchildren, Joe Parsons of Given, and Paul Parsons, Jr. of GA; 5 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Cletus Starcher; brothers, Paul Gifford Steele, Bernice Steele, and Denver Steele; sisters, Alma Scarberry, and Macel Fields.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairplain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Friday.

Paul Gifford Steele

Paul Gifford Steele, 67, of Ripley, WV, departed this life March 31, 1999 at CAMC Memorial Division, following an extended illness.

He was born November 22, 1931 at Dunbar, WV a son of the late, Arthur and Cleo (Reed) Steele.

He was a retired maintenance supervisor from Dickerson Equipment Corporation, a former bus driver for the Jackson County board of education and he was an Air Force veteran.

Survivors include sons, Paul Steele, Roy Steele and James Steele all of Ripley; daughter, Ramona Mahood of Staats Mills; brother, Earl "Buck" Steele of Hurricane; sisters, Macel Fields of Ripley, Rachel Starcher of Fairplain, Lois Peters of St. Joseph, MO, Donna Taylor of St. Albans, Brenda Bragg and Vera Turley of Dunbar; step mother, Marie Steele of Dunbar; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a very special friend, Maxine Franklin of Cottageville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Enid June Steele; sons, Eugene, Randy, Larry; daughter, Andrea; brothers, Bernice and Denver; sister, Alma Scarberry.

Service will be Saturday, April 3, 1999--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Chapel Cemetery, near Ripley. Visitation 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

David Elliot Stevens

David Elliot Stevens, 65, of Ripley, departed this life July 17, 2004 at his home. He was born June 3, 1939, in Grantsville, WV, a son of the late William Russell and Myrla Marie (Conrad) Stevens.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, a retired meter reader for Hope Gas, a member of the VFW, and an avid gun and knife collector.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Meredith D. and Chris Koontz of Kenna; brother, William Russell "Bill" Stevens, Jr. of Grantsville; sisters, Lurland B. Starcher and Linda Jean Harris both of Grantsville; grandchildren, Isaac, Ethan, and Eli.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Paul Stevens, and Thomas Howard Stevens.

The family will receive guests on Thursday, July 22, 2004, from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Goldtown Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to your favorite charity. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Hollie Garland Stewart, 87, of Leon, WV, departed this life July 1, 2002, at his home.

He was born October 12, 1914 in Leon, a son of the late Millard Fillmore and Cora (Absten) Stewart.

He was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Mason County.

Several cousins survive him.

Service will be Friday, July 5, 2002—11 a.m. at the Smith Church, Leon, with the Rev. Jim McCormick officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Ruby Leona Stewart, 68, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life, April 22, 2001 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an brief illness.

She was born October 25, 1932 in Ripley, a daughter of the late, James Anderson, Sr. and Alphia Mae (Hoschar) Anderson West.

She was a homemaker and a protestant.

Survivors include a son, James O. Stewart of Ravenswood; granddaughter, Beverly Southall; grandson, Carl James Stewart; 5 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by stepfather, Carl West; sister, Minnie Louise Cobb.

Service will be Tuesday, April 24, 2001--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. William McMorran officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to service.

Wilma Imogene Stewart, 77, of Evans, WV, departed this life January 13, 2006 at her home following a sudden illness.

She was born February 13, 1928 in Evans, a daughter of the late Jesse O. and Elzona B. (Sayre) Donohew. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Howard T. Stewart.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Longview Community Church, and was a former co-owner of Stewarts Cabinet Shop, in Evans.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike DeVault of Ripley; brother, Chester O. Donohew of Evans; sister, Wanda Matheny of Evans.

Service was at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial followed in the Longview Cemetery, Evans. Visitation was from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, January 14, at the funeral home.

Chloe Annalise Stoffel, infant daughter of Lila June Hayes and Michael Allen Stoffel, departed this life August 30, 2005, at West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by paternal grandparents, Edward Eugene and Patricia Lou Stoffel of Leon; maternal grandparents, David Ira and Debra Mae Knotts of Ravenswood; paternal great-grandparents, Bobbie and Dorothy Moles of Leon and Janet Hanbe of Ripley; maternal great-grandparents, Ira and Maxine Knotts of Ravenswood.

Graveside service and burial were Friday, September 2, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., at Creston Cemetery, Evans, Mason County, WV, with Doug Eades officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Wayne Stone, 54, of Leon, WV, departed this life, June 5, 2000 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born August 17, 1945 at Ripley, WV, a son of the late, Vernon Hoyt and Mary Ethel (Livingston) Stone.

He was a finish carpenter by trade and was co-owner of Wayne Stone and Son Contracting, Leon, WV. He was a protestant.

Surviving are his wife, Viola "Toots" (Smith) Stone; sons and daughter in law, James Randall and Randi Stone of Point Pleasant, Kevin Wayne Stone of Henderson and Vernon Wayne Stone, Jr. of Leon; daughter and son in law, Angela Dawn and Brent Schilb of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Dillan Wayne Stone and Tristan Cooper.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Treva Carol Stone; two infant brothers.

Service will be Thursday, June 8, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Cemetery, Leon, WV. Visitation will be 6 - 9 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at the funeral home.

Helene Suzanne (Danis) Stover, 67, of Evans, WV, departed this life, June 27, 2001 following an extended illness.

She was born April 1, 1934 in Burlington, VT, a daughter of the late, Donat and Beatrice (Hebert) Danis.

She retired from dietary at Cedar Ridge and Eldercare of Ripley. She was a member and former elder of the First Presbyterian Church, Ripley, and was a member of the choir and the church women's group.

She is survived by sons, Michael (Esther) Stover of Ripley, Robert Stover of Ravenswood, Benny Stover of Evans; daughter, Lora Mohney of Ripley; brothers, Donald (Maryann) Danis and Daniel (Sue) Danis of Burlington, VT; sisters, Doris (Edward) Ploof, and Annette (Louis) Mossey, of Colchester, VT, Val (Don) Sicard of Essex Junction, VT, Nancy Daly of DeLand, FL; 6 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Stover; sister, Darlene Rice.

Service will be Saturday, June 30, 2001--1 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Ripley, WV, with the Rev. William McMorran, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6 - 9 pm Friday at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Marshall Lee Stover, 90, of Evans, WV, departed this life, May 11, 2000 at Eldercare of Ripley, following a brief illness.

He was born November 22, 1911 at Yawkey, WV a son of the late, Jerry Bert and Orilla Mae (King) Stover.

He was a farmer and a protestant.

Survivors include sisters, Marjie Akers of Evans, Grace Findley of Morgantown and Lena Mae Richard of Seth; several nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be Sunday, May 14, 2000 at the Stover Family Cemetery, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Earl Jackson Stover, 69, of Evans, WV, departed this life, May 10, 2000 at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born July 15, 1930 at Colcord, WV a son of the late, Robert Earl and Mary Lee (Southard) Stover.

He was a retired United States Air Force veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars with 20 years service. He was also a retired clerk for the United States Postal Service from the Ripley Post Office. He was a member of the VFW post #5501 Ripley, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Ripley, and an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.

Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Helene Suzanne (Danis) Stover; sons, Michael (Esther) Stover of Ripley, Robert Stover of Ravenswood, Benny Stover of Evans; daughter, Lora (David) Mohney of Millwood; brothers, Franklin Stover of Ripley, Roger Stover of Columbus, OH and Paul Stover of Foster, WV; sister, Bonnie Burdette of Colcord, WV; 6 grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a brother Benny Stover.

Service will be Saturday, May 13, 2000--1 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Ripley, WV with the Rev. W.G. McMorran, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV with a flag presentation by VFW post #5501, Ripley, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Friday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Charles Truman Stowers, 71, of Ripley, WV departed this life, August 4, 1999 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

He was born July 10, 1928 at Leet, WV a son of the late Lewis Arthur and Minerva Jane (Vanatter) Stowers.

He was a former coal miner, a retired crane operator from Kaiser Aluminum, Ravenswood, WV with 30 years service and a member of the United Steelworkers Union Local #5668. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ravenswood, WV.

Surviving are daughters, Jane Lee Cogar of Cottageville and Sandra Mae Adkins of Marysville, OH; brothers, Kennie H. Stowers of Ravenswood, Scott Stowers of Chapmanville, Henry Stowers of Big Creek, WV and Tom Stowers of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Roberta Damron of Mitchell Heights, Viola Dean Damron of Switzer, Jayne Thomas of Big Creek, Linda Metten of Nitro and Virginia Rayburn of Chapmanville; 4 grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren.

Service will be Saturday, August 7, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Elder, Ken Stowers officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Opal Lena Stricklen, 82 of Evans, WV, departed this life December 21, 2000 following a brief illness.

She was born November 24, 1918 at Cabin Creek, WV, a daughter of the late, S.F. and Lillie (Bettis) Slaughter.

She was a homemaker and a member of the 1st Baptist Church, Spencer, WV.

Survivors include her son Samuel Stricklen, of Elkview; grandchildren, Sammy Stricklen of Oil City PA, Russell Stricklen of Derby, KS, Tammy Tarr of Cooperstown, PA, Dawna Stricklen of Franklin, PA; 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell C. "Jim" Stricklen; brother, Okey Slaughter; sister, Nellie Loftis.

Service will be Sunday, December 24, 2000--1 pm at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Omar Rucker officiating. Entombment will follow in Elk Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum, Big Chimney, WV. Visitation 6-8 pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Eiko Strother, 71, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life July 17, 2001, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA, following an extended illness.

She was born December 15, 1929, in Tokyo, Japan, a daughter of the late Uhei and Sazuo (Fuichi) Natori.

She was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church of Ravenswood.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Clyde William Strother; sons, Robert Strother of Parkersburg, James Strother of Peoria, IL; daughter, Sue Strother Carrier of Altadena, CA; grandchildren, Bobby Strother, Emily Strother and Cynthia Carrier.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 21, 2001--10:00 am. at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Ken Miller officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm. at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Mt. Clare, WV. Visitation is from 5 to 7 pm, Friday, July 20, at the funeral home.

Angel Nicole Stutler, daughter of Brandon Lee and Samantha Nicole (Kerns) Stutler, of Ravenswood, departed this life August 19, 2004, in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, OH.

Other survivors include her sister, Shasta Ann Kerns, at home; paternal grandparents, James Lee Stutler of Circleville, OH, April Yvonne (Sayre) Miller of Lakin, WV; paternal great grandparents, Edgar and Juanita Stutler of Fairplain, WV, and Wanda (Mahan) Sayre of Ravenswood; maternal grandparents, Jeff and Gina Kerns of Parkersburg, Donald and Regina Butler of Ravenswood; maternal great grandparents, Edith and Paul Kerns of Ravenswood and Barbara Wilson of Gay.

Graveside service were held 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with the Rev. Romie Miller officiating. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

William Frederick 'Bill' Suck, 67, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life April 29, 2004, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born September 6, 1936, in Silverton, a son of the late Howard Ernest and Iola Joy (Knapp) Suck.

He was a US Army veteran and was a retired roll grinder from Pechiney Rolled Products with 43 years service. He was a member of United Steelworkers of America, Local No. 5668. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a protestant by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Charlotte Ann (Allen) Suck; sons, Robert (Trish) Sook of Waynesboro, VA and Frederick (Teresa) Suck of Cottageville; daughter, Donna (Rick) Ratliff of Ravenswood; stepsons, Richard (Lisa) Carter of Dunbar, Michael Mitchell of Ripley and Jeffrey Mitchell of Cottageville; stepdaughter, Charla (Bobbie) Ervin of Dunbar; sisters, Carol (Bucky) Duranti of Parkersburg, Janet (Doug) Barbe of Ravenswood and June 'Sis' (Sam) Hicks of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Stacey, Sara, Warren and Michael; step-grandchildren, Emily Breanna, Timothy, Daniel and Ashley; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, May 2, 2004-1:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Mark Price officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.

William Frederick 'Bill' Suck, 67, of Cottageville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life April 29, 2004, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born September 6, 1936, in Silverton, a son of the late Howard Ernest and Iola Joy (Knapp) Suck.

He was a US Army veteran and was a retired roll grinder from Pechiney Rolled Products with 43 years service. He was a member of United Steelworkers of America, Local No. 5668. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a protestant by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Charlotte Ann (Allen) Suck; sons, Robert (Trish) Sook of Waynesboro, VA and Frederick (Teresa) Suck of Cottageville; daughter, Donna (Rick) Ratliff of Ravenswood; stepsons, Richard (Lisa) Carter of Dunbar, Michael Mitchell of Ripley and Jeffrey Mitchell of Cottageville; stepdaughter, Charla (Bobbie) Ervin of Dunbar; sisters, Carol (Bucky) Duranti of Parkersburg, Janet (Doug) Barbe of Ravenswood and June 'Sis' (Sam) Hicks of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Stacey, Sara, Warren and Michael; step-grandchildren, Emily Breanna, Timothy, Daniel and Ashley; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be on Sunday, May 2, 2004-1:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Mark Price officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home.


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