Surnames beginning with "T", "U", "V", "W" & "Y"


Rondis M. Taylor

Rondis M. Taylor, 74, of Mount Alto, WV, departed this life December 30, 2001 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born December 5, 1927 in Given, WV, a son of the late, Thomas and Myrtle (Good) Taylor.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and was retired from Foote Mineral.

Surviving are children, Danny Dale Taylor of Medina, OH, Mickey Taylor of Maysville, David Taylor of Mount Alto, Gary Wayne Taylor of Elyria, OH, and Sgt. Terry L. Taylor of Alexandria, VA; daughter, Rita Lynne Frederick of Elyria, OH; brother, Charles Taylor of Kenna; 12 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

Burial was in the Hopewell Cemetery, Mount Alto. Casto Funeral Home, Evans, was in charge of arrangements.

Tiffany Paige Taylor

Tiffany Paige Taylor, 19, of Millwood, Jackson County, WV, formerly of Williamson, departed this life August 31, 2003, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following a short illness.

She was born November 2, 1983, in Pikeville, KY, a daughter of Ralph and Barbara (Moore) Taylor of Millwood.

She was a 2003 graduate of Burch High School in Delbarton, WV, where she was a member of the homecoming court in her freshman year. She was a member of the Church of Christ by faith and had numerous friends.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother and his wife, Ralph Lee and Jennifer Taylor of Williamson, WV, a sister, Misty Porter of Lexington, KY, and grandparents, Ralph R. and Betty Taylor of Ripley.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, T. P. and Estella Moore.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 3, 2003 3:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Minister Ralph Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Randall Taylor

Randall Taylor, 78, of Evans, WV, formerly of Spencer, departed this life April 3, 2002, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born September 16, 1923, in Spencer, a son of the late Carlisle Taylor, and Vesta (Walker) Taylor Hicks.

He was retired from the Goodrich Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, OH, with 31 years service. He served with the U.S. Army in the European Theater during WWII, and was a member of the American Legion post #21, Spencer.

Surviving are this wife of 55 years, Velda Arnetta (Casto) Taylor; stepfather, Bernard Hicks of Marina, CA, formerly of Spencer; sister, Wilma Harper of Marina, CA; several nieces and nephews.

A brother, Raymond Hicks, also preceded him in death.

Service will be Saturday, April 6, 2002—2 p.m. at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Larry Greathouse officiating. Burial will follow in the Walker Chapel Cemetery, Little Creek, with military honors by American Legion post #21. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Thamer Addison "Dick" Thacker

Thamer Addison "Dick" Thacker, 78, of Evans, WV, departed this life, January 28, 2001 at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born January 9, 1923 in Kayford, WV, a son of the late William and Fanny M. (Massey) Thacker.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, a retired carpenter from the Jackson County Board of education, and he was a protestant.

Survivors include his wife, Eula M. (Shaffer) Thacker; sons, Charles Thacker of Ravenswood, Ron Thacker of Frozen Camp, Rick Thacker, Dickie Thacker and Joe Thacker all of Evans, Don Thacker of Ripley; 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by brother, Waldo; sisters, Mary Fowler and Betty Knopp.

Private graveside service will be Tuesday, January 30, 2001 in Pine Hill cemetery, Ripley, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating, and military honors by VFW post #3488 Sandyville, WV. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to, Kanawha Hospice, 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

Thelma Shafer Thaxton

Thelma Shafer Thaxton, 82, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, April 13, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born March 13, 1918 at Clendenin, WV a daughter of the late, Holly M. and Lily Margaret (Samples) Shafer.

She taught school for 35 years in Kanawha and Jackson Counties and was a active member of the Cottageville, United Methodist Church.

Surviving are sons, Thomas Neil Thaxton and George Arthur Thaxton both of Cottageville, and James Edward Thaxton of St. Albans; foster daughter, Deloris Spence of Cross Lanes; sister, Fae Chenoweth of Clendenin; 5 grandsons; 1 granddaughter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Orrin J. Thaxton; brother, Dr. C.W. Shafer; sister, Violet Turley.

Service will be Saturday, April 15, 2000 -- 2 pm at the Cottageville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Morton and the Rev. James Pinkerton officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Friday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Carry Curtis Thomas

Carry Curtis Thomas, 58, of Cadiz, OH, formerly of Jackson County, departed this life, August 19, 2000.

He was born, October 25, 1941 in Clay, County, WV, a son of Dolly D. (Cottrell) Thomas of Sandyville, WV, and the late Clyde Watson Thomas.

He was an oil field worker and attended the Pentecostal Church in Gnadenhutten, OH.

In addition to his mother, other survivors are sons, Curtis Lee Thomas of Urichsville, OH, Tracy Allen Thomas of Ravenswood, WV, and Tim Thomas of Roswell, OH; stepson, Eric Murphy of Ravenswood, WV; stepdaughters, Angie Cartwright and Tracey Corns both of Urichsville, OH, Julie Daughtery of Dover, OH, Candy Beattey of Roswell, OH; brothers, Donald Arden Thomas of Little Rock, AR, Bobbie Thomas and James Thomas both of Sandyville, WV, and Clyde Thomas of Ravenswood, WV; sisters, Doris Ann Ghee of Sandyville, WV and Carolyn Sue Nichols of Charleston, WV; granddaughters, Karrie Sue Thomas, Savannah Shyanne Thomas, and Brittany Lynn Thomas; 1 step grandchild.

He was also preceded in death by a step grandchild.

Service will be Tuesday, August 22, 2000--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation will be from 10 am until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Green Creek Cemetery, near Frame, WV.

Jo Ann Thomas

Jo Ann Thomas, 68, of Cottageville, WV, died, November 7, 2000 at her home, following a brief illness. She was born, February 27, 1932 in Mount Lookout, WV, a daughter of the late, Leslie Carcel and Mary Virginia (Chapman) McClung.

She was a former employee of Cottageville Elementary School, a homemaker, and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Ripley, WV.

Surviving are her husband of 45 years, Sherman O. Thomas; son, Samuel W. Thomas of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters, Coleen Jarrett of Mount Lookout, and Kim Carder of Parkersburg; brothers, Leo McClung, Charles McClung, James McClung all of Jodie, and Thomas McClung of Hico; sisters, Etta Thomas and Cora Sue Bird both of Jodie, Sheril Faye Nephlen of Elkins; 3 grandchildren.

Service will be Friday, November 10, 2000--6 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Ripley, WV, with Minister, James Lilly officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to, Kanawha Hospice Care, Inc., 1143 Dunbar Ave., Dunbar, WV 25064.

William Henry Thompson

William Henry Thompson, 76, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, June 22, 2002, in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born July 21, 1925 in St. Albans, WV, a son of the late, Heber Rufus and Lena B. (Baier) Thompson.

He was a retired truck driver, with 37 years of service, from Interstate Motor Freight System, Toledo, OH. He was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a member of the American Legion in Toledo, OH and Ripley, WV, and he was a protestant.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Frances (Ohlinger) Thompson; sister, Dorothy Shaffold of Cottageville.

A son, Timothy Joseph Thompson also preceded him in death.

Graveside service, under the direction of Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, will be Thursday, June 27, 2002—11 a.m. at the Fairview Cemetery, Cottageville, WV, with Chaplain Jackie Flanagan officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Jackson County veteran’s organizations

Thomas Turner Thompson

Thomas Turner Thompson, Jr., 60, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 5, 2005, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born February 8, 1944, in Cinderella, WV, a son of Thomas T. Thompson, Sr. of Ripley and the late Lucille (Marcum) Thompson.

He was a truck driver for Dover of Parkersburg.

Survivors include his wife, Renate (Sayre) Thompson; sons, James Ray Thompson of Beckley and Thomas Ray Thompson of Indianapolis, IN; daughters, Frances Darlene Thompson of Spencer and Amy Michelle Thompson of Tucson, AZ; stepsons, James Wilkins and his wife, Elizabeth, of Ravenswood and Todd Jennings Smith of Ravenswood; step-daughter, Amy Smith Feaster of Martinsburg, WV; sister, Judy Lynn Preston of Mingo County, WV; step-brother, Harold Preston of Jamestown, OH; eight grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna Thompson, and a brother, Donald Thompson.

Burial were in the Thompson Family Cemetery in Mingo County, WV. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Martha Erselene Davis Tolley

Martha Erselene Davis Tolley, 85, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, November 1, 2000 following a extended illness at Mary Huffman's Personal Care Home in Millwood.

She was born January 11, 1915 at Harmony, WV, a daughter of the late, Floyd Franklin and Glenna Myrtle (Jones) Westfall.

She was a former employee of Diamond Department Store in Charleston, and attended Ripley Tabernacle Church, and enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her son Lowell Davis, of Gandeeville, WV; brothers, Darrel Westfall of Ripley, and Daniel Westfall, of Fairmont; sister, Betty Blankenship of Crystal Springs, FL; grandchildren Clark Sigmon, of Ripley, WV, Michael Davis of Gandeeville, Victor Sigmon, of Charleston; great grandchildren, Chance Sigmon and April Sigmon of Charleston.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Arleta Knotts; granddaughter, Connie Davis.

Services will be Saturday, November 4, 2000--11 am at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Mark Siers officiating. Burial will follow in the Gandeeville Cemetery, Gandeeville, WV. Visitation 3-8 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Charles Oscar Triplett

Charles Oscar Triplett, 81, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, July 29, 2000 at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born December 26, 1918 at Heaton, NC, a son of the late Thomas Lindsey and Sara Stella (McGuire) Triplett.

He was a retired saw filer from Georgia Pacific Lumber.

Surviving are sons, Michael Triplett of Buckhannon and Stephen Triplett of Paradise, WV; daughters, Pam Whitney, Kiley Triplett and Lynn Triplett all of Cottageville; brothers, Clark Triplett of Helenwood, TN, Jack Triplett of Rockchester, IN and Estell Triplett of Coburn, VA; sisters, Hazel Cunningham of Helenwood, TN, Kate Mullens of Coburn, VA, and Ruth Cantrel of New River, TN; 7 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth (Phillips) Triplett; daughter, Brenda Triplett; brother, Bill Triplett; sister, Jena Triplett.

Services will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2000 in Oneida, TN with burial in the Orick Family Cemetery. Local arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Bessie Rardin Truman

Bessie Rardin Truman, 82, of Sandyville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life on September 17, 1999, at the Ravenswood Care Center, Ravenswood, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born January 14, 1917, at Sherman, WV, a daughter of the late William DeWitt and Almeda Myrtle (Cox) Rardin.

She taught school in Wood and Jackson Counties for 42 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Salem College and her master's degree from West Virginia University. She was a member of the R. Dougles Chapter No. 15, Order of Eastern Star, Ravenswood, where she previously served as Past Worthy Matron. She was a member of the Drift Run United Methodist Church and the Jackson County Retired Teachers' Association.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Okey Truman; sisters, Ada Archer and Addie Breckenridge; brothers, William Glen Rardin, Paul Rardin and Dr. Wade H. Rardin.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery, Ravenswood, WV. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Margarette Twohig

Margarette Twohig, 57, of Leon, WV, departed this life, March 14, 2000 at Cabell Huntington Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born April 20, 1942 at Leon, WV a daughter of the late, Ray J. and Lona B. (Casto) Cain.

She was a former employee of Holiday Inn in Lowell, MI and the Mason County Board of Education. She was a protestant.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Twohig; sons, Shawn R. Twohig of Leon, Michael Drennen, Andrew Drennen and Roger Drennen all of OH; daughters, Michelle Henson of Enon, OH, Debby R. Smith of London, OH, Crystal F. Drennon of OH; brothers, Bert Hess, Charlie Cain and Henry Cain all of Leon, Lee Casto of London, OH, Sam Cain of Oak Grove, MI; sisters, Alice Bennett of Bloomingburg, OH, Mary Kimbler, Earnestine DeVault and Barbara Gray all of Sidney, OH; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lewis.

Service will be Friday, March 17, 2000 -- 2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Leon. Visitation 5 - 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Joseph Richard Twohig

Joseph Richard Twohig, 65, of Leon, WV, departed this life December 31, 2000 at Pleasant Valley Hospital, Point Pleasant, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born November 4, 1935 in Meadow Bridge, WV, a son of the late, Daniel Edwin and Ethel Marie (Walkup) Twohig. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a former employee of the Fisher Auto Body in Flint, MI, a former police officer for the city of Henderson, WV, and he was a protestant.

Survivors include a son, Shawn R. Twohig of Leon; daughter, Michelle Henson of Enon, OH; stepsons, Michael Dennen of London, OH, Andrew Dennen of Henderson and Roger Dennen of FL; stepdaughters, Debby R. Smith and Crystall Dennen both of London, OH; brother, Dennis Michael Twohig of Meadow Bridge; sisters, Rose Marie Brown and Julie Ann Hanshaw both of Meadow Bridge; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Margarette Twohig; stepmother, Glayda M. (Hicks) Twohig.

Service will be Thursday, January 4, 2001--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Herman Jordan officiating. Burial will follow in the Smith Cemetery, Leon, with military honors by VFW post #3488 Sandyville, WV. Visitation 4 - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dortha Mae "Dottie" Utt

Dortha Mae "Dottie" Utt, 64, of Evans, WV, departed this life March 8, 2004 in CAMC, Memorial Division, following a brief illness.

She was born February 13, 1940 in Fairplain a daughter of the late Foster and Vesta (Crane) Gandee.

She was a former employee of Kaiser Aluminum and the Highway Motel in Ripley. She was an active member of the Evans Community Initiative.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Samuel Earl Utt; brothers, Jack Gandee of Sissonville, Keith Gandee of Ripley, Raymond Gandee of Ravenswood, and Ronnie Gandee and Carl Gandee both of Fairplain; sisters, Ruby Tolley of Ripley, Edna Bennett of Ravenswood, and Ruth Dowdy of Columbus, OH.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Johnny, George, Marshall, Billy and Junior; sisters, Josephine Hite, and Virginia Martin.

Service will be 1 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Darrell Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Casto Cemetery, Fairplain. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Donald Lloyd Utt

Donald Lloyd Utt, 58, of Sandyville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 25, 2005, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born October 12, 1946, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of Lillian (Hess) Utt of Sandyville and the late A. D. (Bud) Utt.

He was a graduate of Gilmore High School, Class of 1965, and was a veteran of the US Air Force. He worked as an operating engineer for IUOE Local 132 since 1970. He was a member of the Drift Run United Methodist Church at Sandyville, VFW Post 3488 of Sandyville and the Ravenswood American Legion Post. Don was very active throughout his life with Boy Scout Troop 441, serving both as a past scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of 25 years, Jane (Morgan) Utt, a son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Renee Utt of Cameron, NC, a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Wayne Hinzman of Sandyville, nieces and nephews, Scott Hinzman of Concord, NC, Leanne Hinzman of Sandyville, WV, Rhita and Shawn Garton of Pinch, WV, Allison Ludwig of Huntington, WV, Trey Moody of Little River, SC, Tyler Ludwig of Ripley, WV, and Janelle Moody of Little River, SC, great nieces, Sydney, Alison and Madeleine, great nephew, Robert, several aunts, uncles, cousins and a special puppy, Roscoe.

Funeral services were on Friday, January 28, 2005 at 1:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Annette Carper officiating. Burial followed in Meadowdale Cemetery, Liverpool, with military honors provided by Sandyville VFW Post 4388. Friends called from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

The family requests that memorials be made to Troop 441 Boy Scouts of America, in care of Rod McDonald, Route 3, Box 30, Sandyville, WV, 25275.

Lucille 'Tunie' Pannell Vandall

Lucille 'Tunie' Pannell Vandall, 76, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life March 14, 2001, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born July 23, 1924, at Lachelly, WV, a daughter of the late Harry and Letha (Burford) Pannell.

She was a graduate of Kingston High School, and a World War II veteran, having served with the 53rd Women's Army Corps Hospital Company, stationed at the Greenbrier as a finance clerk, where she was awarded the American Service Medal, World War II Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. She was a homemaker and a member of Millsite Baptist Church, Cottageville, WV,

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Joe Richard 'Billy' Vandall; sons, Joe R. Vandall, Jr. of Charleston, Jeffrey W. (Laura) Vandall of Charleston; daughters, Linda (Jim) Dodson of Ravenswood, Rebecca (Garry) McComas of Charleston, Judy (Rick) Hickman of Charleston, Deborah (Dan) Squires of Fairmont; brothers, Charles Pannell of Ravenswood, Lawrence Pannell of Montpelier., OH, Harry Pannell, Jr. of Dayton, OH, Johnny Pannell of OH, Rick Pannell of Oak Hill, WV; sister, Frances Parrish of Mt. Top, PA; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth Pannell and Robert Pannell, and sisters, Margaret Harris and Ruth Witte.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 17, 2001--2:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Pastor Doug Weaver officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, with military honors by VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-9 pm, Friday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Addie Pearl Vannest

Addie Pearl Vannest, 79, of Ravenswood, departed this life, July 11, 2000 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born July 14, 1920 at Duncan, WV, a daughter of the late, Ira Asbury and Amanda (Carder) Parsons.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Flatwoods United Methodist Church, the Flatwoods Church Ladies Aid and she attended the Independent Fellowship Church.

Surviving are sons, David Vannest of Cottageville, Danny Vannest, Dennis Vannest and Doug Vannest all of Ravenswood; daughters, Sharon Harbin of Millwood, Anna Hawkins of Murraysville, Brenda Mahan of Ravenswood and Patricia Murphy of Summersville; sister, Mary Davis of Canton, OH; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair W. Vannest; brothers, Arthur Parsons, Kenneth Parsons and Orton L. Parsons; sisters, Janie Winland and Dollie Cline.

Service will be Thursday, July 13, 2000--2:30 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Entombment will follow at Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Grace Jewell McComas Vickers

Grace Jewell McComas Vickers, 93, of Ripley, formerly of Hamlin, WV and Chesapeake, VA, departed this life at Eldercare of Ripley, WV February 11, 1999 following an extended illness.

She was born September 8, 1905 at Fez, Lincoln County, WV a daughter of the late William D. and Isabell (Akdins) McComas.

She was a homemaker and a member of Geneva Baptist Church, Chesapeake, VA.

Surviving are sons, Keith L. Vickers of Chesapeake, VA, Dane D. Vickers of Virginia Beach, VA; daughters, Arbutus Moore of Ravenswood, WV, Jean Vandelinde of Emerald Isle, NC, Syvilla Hicks of Chesapeake, VA, Roberta Curry of Hamlin, WV, Jannett Lovejoy of Ona, WV and Nyoka Nafranowiz of Crystal, MN; 22 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marion E. Vickers; son, James D. Vickers.

Service will be Monday, February 15, 1999--11 am at Twiford Funeral Home, Chesapeake, VA with burial in Rosewood Cemetery, Virginia Beach, VA. Visitation Sunday from 7-9 pm. Private family visitation will be Friday, February 11, 1999 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

Ada Pearl Wade

Ada Pearl Wade, 81, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life February 1, 2006, at Marietta Nursing and Rehab Center, Marietta, OH, following an extended illness.

She was born January 20, 1925, in New Haven, WV, a daughter of the late Albert and Amanda (Ihle) VanNest. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Donald Ray Wade, daughters, Brenda Boggess of Ravenswood and Sharon Dye of Williamstown, granddaughter, Marissa Garst of Marietta, OH, great-granddaughter, Alayna Garst of Marietta, OH, brother, Donald VanNest of Ravenswood, sisters, Florence Andrick of Ravenswood and Adele Tallman of Akron, OH.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert VanNest and Roy Raymond VanNest, and a sister, Dortha Wilkinson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 1:00p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Bill Matics officiating. Burial followed in Ravenswood Cemetery. Visitation was for one hour prior to service time.

Ethel Mae (Finch) Waggoner

Ethel Mae (Finch) Waggoner, 91, of Ravenswood, departed this life March 3, 2006 at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley.

She was born November 4, 1914, a daughter of the late Elmer Harrison and Elsie F. (Sullivan) Finch.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Elmer Waggoner; two infant children; brothers, Cecil, Virgil, Clyde and Harry; sisters, Velma, Emma, Ocie, and Beulah Marie.

She was a homemaker, a member of the Sandy Valley OCES, and member of the North United Methodist Church, Ravenswood.

She is survived by brothers, C. Maxile Finch of Cottageville, and Burl Finch of Greenville, SC, and several nieces and nephews.

Service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Michael Curtis officiating. Burial followed in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Aubry Lee Walter

Aubry Lee Walter, 92, of Leroy, Jackson County, WV, departed this life July 9, 2005, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following a brief illness.

He was born December 1, 1912 in Leroy, WV, a son of the late Roma L. Walter and Nannie Ora (Allen) Walter.

He joined the Fairview Church at the age of ten, where he has served as a trustee, and a caretaker for the cemetery for more than 50 years. He was a retired school bus driver for the Jackson County Board of Education with 31 years of service. He also was a farmer, living on the same farm for 78 years, and was employed with A.S.C. Government Program, for 40 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Garnett Bernice Walter.

Survivors include his four sons, Ronald L. (Kay) Walter of Ravenswood, WV, James R. (Barbara) Walter of Sandyville, WV, Roy W. (Pam) Walter of Leroy, WV, and Robert D. (Debra) Walter of Palestine, WV; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Funeral services were on Wednesday, July 13, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.at the Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Danny McVey and the Rev. Steven Rhodes officiating. Burial followed in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Walter, Allen

Phyllis Eileen Walters

Phyllis Eileen Walters, 67, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, February 24, 1999 at her home following an extended illness.

She was born October 26, 1931 at Ripley, a daughter of Ruth Jane (Miller) Hicks of Ripley and the late Robert Hicks.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Williams Restaurant in Ripley, a member of the Sidneyville United Methodist Church and a lifelong resident of Jackson County.

In addition to her mother, other survivors include, her husband of 48 years, Robert A. Walters; sons, Lee (Brenda) Walters of Evans and Tim (Debbie) Walters of Ripley; daughter, Artie Ruth (Jerry) Cross of Ripley; brothers, Robert Alvin Hicks of Elizebeth, Joe Hicks of Ripley and Ernest Hicks of Mt. Alto; grandchildren, Amanda, Justin, Adam, Aaron, C.J., Angel and Brandon.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Jean Berg.

Service will be Saturday, February 27, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Danny Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Garnett Bernice Walter

Garnett Bernice Walter, 89, of Leroy, Jackson County, WV, departed this life June 11, 2002, at Eldercare of Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

She was born January 26, 1913, in Medina, WV, a daughter of the late Henry Martin and Mersylla (Hardesty) Smith.

She was formerly a nurses' aide at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, and Jackson General Hospital, Ripley. She was a homemaker, a Methodist, and a member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary of Sandyville.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Aubrey Lee Walter; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald L. and Kay Walter of Ravenswood, James and Jean Walter of Sandyville, Roy Wayne and Pam Walter of Leroy, Bob and Debbie Walter of Palestine; 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Gaylord Smith.

Funeral service will be Saturday, June 15, 2002-2:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Danny McVey officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Leroy, WV. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm, Friday, at the funeral home.

Brooks Wayne

Brooks Wayne, 74, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, November 19, 2001 at Eldercare of Ripley, following an extended illness.

He was born May 2, 1927 in Kayford, Kanawha County, WV, a son of the late James French and Roena Ethel (Rodgers) Wayne.

He was a retired truck driver for the Teamsters Union, Local #175 Kanawha City. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and attended the Evans Church of God. He was a member of the Jackson County Horse Club, and hosted Sunday trail rides for several years. He also hosted an annual community turtle fry, and was a member of the Jackson County Fox Chasers Association.

Survivors include a son, Bobby (Mildred) Wayne of Sandyville; daughters, Brenda (Lee) Harrison of Goldtown, Connie Dees of Cherry Log, GA, Sherry (Randall) Dillon of Ravenwood, Diane (Roger) Miller and Karen (Kevin) Coffman both of Evans; brothers, Dennis Wayne of Mount Alto, Robert Gale Wayne of Leon; sisters, Evelyn McGuire of Ripley, Leo Wedge of Leon, and Doris Workman of Romney; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son; brother, Charles Wayne; one grandson.

Service will be Friday, November 23, 2001—1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor, Jeff Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Dennis Austin Wayne

Dennis Austin Wayne, 66, of Mount Alto, went home to the Lord on December 24, 2001, at his home, following an extended illness while surrounded by members of his family.

He was born June 13, 1935, at Lower Rock Camp near Frametown, Braxton County, the sixth of seven children, a son of the late James French and Roena Ethel (Rodgers) Wayne.

He was U.S. Army veteran, having served as a paratrooper in the Army's 101st Airborne Division. He was a retired steelworker from American Alloys, formerly Foote Mineral Company, in New Haven, with 27 years service. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America union.

In the 1970's, he was an ordained minister and served as pastor of the Millwood United Methodist Church, and the Fairplain Union Church. He was a founder and pastor of the United in Christ Church in Cottageville. In recent years, he attended the Harvey Chapel Church. He was also a foxhunter, and an active member of the West Virginia Fox Chasers Association, and other hunt clubs.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Carolyn Ann (Waybright) Wayne; daughter, Shannon Rena' Wayne Turner of Nashville, TN; sons, Mark Hampton Wayne of Roanoke, VA, and Gordon Christopher Wayne of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren, Chase Hampton Wayne and Reagan Marie Wayne, both of Roanoke, VA; sisters, Bernice Evelyn McGuire of Evans, Leo Ellen Wedge of Leon, and Doris Madeline Workman of Romney; brother, Robert Gale Wayne of Leon.

He was also preceded in death by brothers, Charles Wesley Wayne and Bobby Brooks Wayne; brother-in-law, David L. McGuire.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 27, 2001-1 pm at the Creston United Methodist Church, Evans, with the Rev. Norman Taylor (?) and Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in Creston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 pm Wednesday at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Virginia Fox Chasers Association, Box 71, Matheny, W.Va. 24860.

Charles Wesley Wayne

Charles Wesley Wayne, 67, of Mount Alto, WV departed this life, April 29, 1999 at Pleasant Valley nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pt. Pleasant, WV following an extended illness.

He was born December 28, 1931 at Frametown, WV a son of the late James French and Roena Ethel (Rogers) Wayne.

He was a carpenter and a protestant.

Surviving are his daughter, Leya Ann Thrall of Columbus, OH; brothers, Bobbie Brooks Wayne of Ripley, Dennis Austin Wayne of Mount Alto, Robert Gale Wayne of Leon; sisters, Bernice Evelyn McGuire of Ripley, Leo Ellen Wedge of Leon, Doris Madeline Workman of Romney.

Service will be Saturday, May 1, 1999--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. William "Bud" Hatfield and the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation 3-9 pm Friday at the funeral home

George W. Weekley

George W. Weekley, 85, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life February 22, 1999, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born August 6, 1913, at Ripley, WV, a son of the late O. J. and Effie (Bosworth) Weekley.

He was a graduate of Union High School, Cottageville, and was a dairy farmer. He was a member of the International Laborers Union, Local #1085 and was a retired supervisor for the WV Department of Transportation. He was a lifelong member of the Flatwoods United Methodist Church, where he served on the Board of Trustees.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy (Ankrum) Weekley; son, Roger Weekley of Doylestown, OH; daughters, Elizabeth Reber of Jacksonville, FL, and Marjorie Flanigan of Ravenswood; sister, Bernice Gross of Parkersburg; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Oliver, Raymond and John.

Funeral service will be Thursday, February 25, 1999, at 11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre and the Rev. Rodney McColligan officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Wednesday at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Flatwoods United Methodist Church, building fund, c/o Georgia Boggs, Route 1, Box 61, Ravenswood, WV 26164.

Edith Edna Weekley

Edith Edna Weekley, 89, of Roxboro, NC, formerly of Parkersburg, departed this life January 19, 2003 at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born October 30, 1913, in Statts Mill, WV, a daughter of the late John W. and Rosa Mae (Stephens) Cottrell.

She was a graduate of Mountain State Business College, and a 48 years member and past matron of New Marshfield, OH, chapter #346, Order of Eastern Star. She was a former member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Parkersburg, and most recently attended the Montwood Baptist Church in Roxboro.

Surviving are sons, O. James Weekley of Roxboro, NC, and John W. Weekley, Jr. of Ellijay, GA; brother, Oliver F. Buck Cottrell of Canton, OH; sister, Amy Friend of Canton, OH; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Weekley; daughter, Janet Lee; brothers, Wilbur and Jennings; sisters, Roxie, Alpha, Mary, and Marguerite; and she was followed in death by her son, Ronald E. Weekley of Cartersville, GA, who was in route her funeral.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation will be from 6 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mabel Elizabeth (Rowley) Weekley

Mabel Elizabeth (Rowley) Weekley, 95, of MacArthur, OH, departed this life April 30, 1999 at Manner Care, North Olmsted, OH following an extended illness.

She was born August 15, 1907 at West Manchester, OH a daughter of the late, John Harry and Mary Elnora (Parsons) Rowley.

She was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and received her B.A. from Morris Harvey College. She was a member of the Crab Orchard Baptist Church, a 50 year member of Kanawha Chapter #38 Order of Eastern Star, Montgomery, WV and she was a retired school teacher with 25 years experience in the Elementary School System of Southern West Virginia.

Surviving are sons, Robert E. (Georgia) Weekley of Oceana, Keith E. (Patricia) Weekley of Charlotte, NC; daughters, J. Aileen Hughes of Southpoint, OH, Charlene R. DeVaney of Columbus, OH, Betty Louise Murawsky of Strongsville, OH, Marilyn E. (Edward) Williams of Cleveland, OH and Constance Lee Green of Woodbridge, VA; 16 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, James Oliver Weekley; brothers, Hoyt and Ralph; sister, Edith; grandson, Terrance Hughes.

Service will be Tuesday, May 4, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV with the Rev. Rodney McColligan officiating. Burial will follow in the Ravenswood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 am until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Crab Orchard Baptist Church, Crab Orchard, WV 25827

Alonzo Paul Wells

Alonzo Paul Wells, 72, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life February 28, 2004, at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born November 21, 1931, in Silverton, WV, a son of the late Phillip Wells and Faye (Carmichael) Wells of Sandyville.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood. He retired in 1993, after working for several pipeline construction companies and was a member of Operating Engineers, Local No. 132 of Charleston, WV, and he was a protestant.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edra (Armstrong) Wells, daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Cliff Armstrong, of Ravenswood, son and daughter-in-law, Garry and Delana Wells of Ravenswood, brothers, Hank Wells, John Wells, Larry Wells, Ray Wells, Bob Wells, and Randy Wells, all of Sandyville, sisters, Joann Garrett and Eleanor Jewell of Ripley and Edra Ramsey of Sandyville, grandchildren, Stacy Catron, Carie Loar, Aryel Parsons, Katie Wolfe, James Wells, Emily Keiffer and Stephen Wells, step-grandchildren, Dustin and Derrick Darlak and Candice and Melissa Armstrong and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two infant brothers and one grandson.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 3, 2004-11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Bud McVey officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, with military honors provided by Ravenswood VFW Post No. 6669. Visitation is from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Halley Jackson Westfall

Halley Jackson Westfall, 85, of Millwood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life May 7, 2002, at his home, following an extended illness.

He was born February 12, 1917, in Reedy, WV, a son of the late Randolph J. and Laura Westfall.

He was a US Navy veteran of World War II, a well lease operator for Occidental Petroleum for 40 years and an EMT for West Union Emergency Squad for 11 years. He was a member of Cottageville United Methodist Church and a member of VFW Post No. 3488, Sandyville.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Audrey Hazel (Riggs) Westfall, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jo Ann, four brothers, and four sisters.

Funeral service will be Friday, May 10, 2002-11:00 am, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 3488 of Sandyville. Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Audrey Hazel (Riggs) Westfall

Audrey Hazel (Riggs) Westfall, 82, of Millwood, WV, departed this life April 16, 2004 at her home following a brief illness.

She was born July 15, 1921 in Sandyville, WV, a daughter of the late Roscoe "Ross" and Mattie Rosalyn (Morehead) Riggs.

She was a former EMT in West Union for 14 years, was an active member of the Cottageville United Methodist Church, and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Sandyville VFW.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews including, Janet Lupardus of Ravenswood, Helen Morgan of Sandyville, Ruth Miller of Ripley, Marcella (Phil) Whited of Rockport, Maxine (Howard) Anderson of Elizabeth, and a special niece who considered Audrey as her mother, June (Paul) Cooper of Estero, FL; great nephews; Danny Martin, Denny Martin and Michael Martin all of Ripley, and Dale Martin of Houston, TX.

Her husband, Halley Westfall; an infant daughter; sisters, Nina, Edith, Ethel, and Chloe; and a nephew Jay Martin also preceded her in death.

Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with Pastor Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation will be from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mary Lou Donohew Westfall

Mary Lou Donohew Westfall, 58, of Staats Mills, WV, departed this life, August 13, 2000, at CAMC General Division, following a brief illness.

She was born April 24, 1942 in Hometown, WV, a daughter of the late, Russell E. and Laura Mildred (Hayes) Sayre.

She was a Certified Nursing Assistant, a former employee of Thomas & Wolfe, and Macdonald's of Ripley. She was a member of the Evans Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Otis William Westfall; sons, Steve Donohew of Ripley, Calvin Donohew of Evans and Brett Donohew of Mineral Wells; step daughters, Mary Jane Rhodes and Linda Gail Rexroad both of Ripley; brothers, Orville R. "Sonny" Sayre of Ripley and Fred R. Sayre of Pratt; sister, Bertha May Casto of Venice, FL; 10 grandchildren.

Service will be Thursday, August 17, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Benjamin Riggleman officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 6-9 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dr. Macel Marteva Wheeler

Dr. Macel Marteva Wheeler, 54, of Highland Heights, Kentucky, formerly of Ravenswood, departed this life November 20, 2004, at her home.

She was born April 8, 1950, in Milton, WV, a daughter of Doris K. Wheeler of Ravenswood and the late Clyde Wheeler.

She attended Ravenswood schools, grades 1 through 12, having graduated in 1968. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree from Marshall University. To further her education in geography, she attended and received her doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky, where she worked as an assistant professor in the geography department.

Macel was a member of the faculty of Northern Kentucky University for 27 years, where she served as coordinator of the geography department.

Macel loved to laugh and enjoyed seeing others having fun. She was an avid traveler and enjoyed music, drama and art. She remained active in her college sorority, Phi Mu.

Survivors, in addition to her mother, are a sister, Ellen (Ron) Emmerson of Tucson, Arizona; nephews, Todd (Sara) Emmerson of Geneva, Illinois, and Jason (Suzi) Emmerson of Parker, Colorado; a special aunt, Dorothy Sayre of Cottageville, and many friends throughout the country.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her loving grandparents, James and Vada Wheeler of Mt. Alto, WV, and Baxter and Ora Kimble of Sierra Vista, Arizona.

In keeping with Macel’s love of education, a fund has been established in her memory. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Dr. Macel M. Wheeler Geography Scholarship Fund, c/o NKU History & Geography Department, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41076.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Ann Street, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Ken Miller officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery, Mt. Alto. Friends called Friday, November 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Delmer Cicero "Dellie" Wheeler

Delmer Cicero "Dellie" Wheeler, 82, of Leon, WV, went to be with his Lord and Savior, August 20, 2002 due to injuries received in an accident on State Route 87, near his home.

He was born January 14, 1920 in Leon, a son of the late Elmer DeValcore and Alzina Jane (King) Wheeler.

He was a 1938 graduate of Point Pleasant High School, and attended Marshall College. He was the former owner and operator of Wheeler's General Store, Leon, and spent many years in the pulp wood industry. He was a farmer and attended the Baden Presbyterian Church. Dellie will be sadly missed by all of those who have been touched by his life.

Survivors include his wife, Iva Mae (Keefer) Wheeler; son, Delmer Dale Wheeler of Leon; daughter, Gwendolyn Rose Young of Columbus, OH; sister, Mary Rayburn of Point Pleasant; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; stepsons, Alex Schultz of Point Pleasant, and Daniel Schultz of Leon; stepdaughters, Connie McCarty of Point Pleasant, Treva Clutter, and Angela Shirley both of Leon; several step grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Vickie N. Wheeler; brothers, Frank, Henry, Cleon, Earl and Fredrick; sisters Sarah Alice Boggs, Dicie Pearl McKinney, Gladys Wheeler, Nellie Wheeler, and Grace DeVault.

Service will be Friday, August 23, 2002-2 p.m. at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Herman Jordan and the Rev. Johnny Haymon officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, Evans. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Herschel Keith Wheeler

Herschel Keith Wheeler, 76, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life November 19, 2003, at Ravenswood Village Health Center, following an extended illness.

He was born September 30, 1927, in Kentuck, WV, a son of the late Theodore and Gladys (Tolley) Wheeler.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II and was retired from LTV Steel Company of Cleveland, OH. He was a Christian and attended Independence United Methodist Church of Sandyville.

Survivors include his wife, Crystal Hope (Hupp) Wheeler, sisters, Martha Benson of Ripley and Mary Hartley of Ripley, brother, Larry Wheeler of Louisiana, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Junior Wheeler and Ray Wheeler, and sisters, Barbara Ball and Mary Ellen Mullenex.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 21, 2003-2:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Charles Cavender officiating. Burial will follow in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, with military honors provided by VFW Post No. 6669 of Ravenswood. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

Helen Rosilee Whisnant

Helen Rosilee Whisnant, 95, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life January 26, 2006, at Ravenswood Village Care Center, following an extended illness.

She was born May 3, 1910, in Persia, Iowa, a daughter of the late Guy Philip and Grace Olive (Droze) Robinson.

She was a member of Etowah United Methodist Church, Etowah, NC, where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, and participated in the Women’s Unit. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sewing and volunteer work with the Girl Scouts of America.

Survivors include her two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Phil Southall of Ravenswood and Judy and Mike Daly of South Daytona, FL; seven grandchildren, Penny Armstrong of Palmetto, FL, Tina (Randy) Spears of Elizabeth, CO, Donna Jean (David) Cunningham of Liberty, WV, Mike Ehrhardt of Port St. Lucie, FL, Cherie (Dennis) Schmidt of Port St. Lucie, FL, David (Denise) Ehrhardt of Arnold Air Force Base, TN, and Becky (Anthony) Carfagno of Daytona Beach, FL; 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 special caregivers, Janet Southall and Kathy Casto.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Graham ‘Duke’ Whisnant.

Funeral services were Saturday, January 28, 2006 at -11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Burial followed in Independence Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Grace Mae Whiting

Grace Mae Whiting, 73, of Ripley, departed this life December 30, 2002, at her home following an extended illness.

She was born May 23, 1929 in Kettle, Roane County, a daughter of the late William McKinley, Sr. and Sadie Myrtle (Shaffer) Wines.

She was a retired seamstress from Ripley Sports Wear, and she was a protestant.

Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Steve Shinn of Cottageville, Janie and Kevin Rawlings, and Jackie and Greg Durst all of Ripley; brothers, Arthur C. Wines of FL, and Richard Wines of Ravenswood; sisters, Gatha Carpenter, and Eloise McClanahan both of Charleston, and Wilma McClanahan of Scott Depot; grandchildren, Stacie and her husband J.R. Parsons, Jamie and his wife Nicki Shinn, Ryan Rawlings, Justin Rawlings, Garreth Durst, and Griffin Durst; great grandchildren, Emily, Dylan, and Ryley.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Dexter Whiting; brother, William M. Wines, Jr.; sisters, Hallie Byus and Bobbie Wines.

Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 2, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Older Family Cemetery, Kelley s Creek. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Foster Freeman Henry Wilkinson

Foster Freeman Henry Wilkinson, 91, of Sandyville, Jackson County, WV, departed this life August 28, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkersburg, WV.

He was born December 14, 1912, in Radnor, OH, a son of the late Albert Martin and Letha M. (Balderson) Wilkinson.

He was a farmer and member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include sons, Robert Wilkinson and Foster Leon Wilkinson, both of Sandyville; brother, Thomas Wilkinson of Sandyville; sisters, Sarah Harmon of Portland, OH, Ruth Kittle of Belle Valley, OH, and Winnie Griffith of Marion, OH; 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Esta Clarabelle Wilkinson, daughters, Letha Wilkinson and Mertie Wilkinson, and son, Larry Wilkinson, brothers, Edward and Arthur, and sisters, Goldie and Gracie.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 1, 2004 at 11:00 a.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Everett Snyder officiating. Burial followed in Drift Run Cemetery, Sandyville. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Janet Marie Williams

Janet Marie Williams, 60, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Ravenswood, departed this life March 10, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, following a sudden illness.

She was born April 2, 1942, in Floyd County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Charles Booth and Marcella (Lilly) Blackburn.

She was formerly a cashier for Wards Market and Jerry s IGA in Ravenswood. She was a member of Independent Fellowship Church, Ravenswood, where she sang in the choir, and was active in church services at Heartland of Charleston.

Survivors include three sisters, Trudee Kondos of Gambrills, MD, Donna Davidson of Gambrills, MD, and Karen Lawson of Ravenswood.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Williams, and her step-father, Thomas Blackburn.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 14, at 2:00 p.m. at Heartland of Charleston, 3811 Chesterfield Avenue, Charleston, WV, with Mike Dunlap officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jackson County Animal Shelter, Cottageville, WV, 25239. Entombment will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville. Arrangements entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Roger Lee Williams

Roger Lee Williams, 54, of Ravenswood, WV, departed this life, June 12, 2001, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born May 16, 1947, in Parkersburg, WV, a son of the late Paul and Ruth (Gorrell) Williams.

He was a graduate of Ravenswood High School, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, and a member of the Jackson County Marine Corps League #8, Detachment 1065. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation, and was a member of the United Steelworkers Union #5668. He attended the Independent United Brethren Church, Ravenswood, and the Mount Tabor Church, Leon

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Delores Ann (Sayre) Williams; son, Ronald Williams of Ravenswood; daughter, Carla (Mike) Jones of Parkersburg; brother, Mike McCroskey of Parkersburg; grandsons, Justin Jones and Jacob Jones; stepmother, Vivian Williams of Ravenswood; stepfather, Clarence Gene Nelson of Jacksonville, FL, godmother, Jackie Poston of Ravenswood.

He was also preceded in death by sister, Brenda Baker.

Service will be Friday, June 15, 2001--2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Anton Hager officiating. Burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery, Evans, WV, with military honors by VFW post #6669, Ravenswood. Visitation 6-9 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Helen Mae Williams

Helen Mae Williams, 67, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life April 13, 2003, at Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, WV, following a brief illness.

She was born October 7, 1935, in Sandyville, WV, a daughter of the late Virgil Thomas and Golda Alice (Hamrick) Williams.

She was a retired waitress and was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include four sisters; Jo Ann Harris of Evans, Clara McClain of Toledo, OH, Sandra Caudill of Columbus, Doris Williams of Riviera Beach, FL, and a special friend, Damon Hart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Lou, Barbara Sue, Wilma and Velma.

Graveside service and burial will be on Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Independence Cemetery, Sandyville, WV, with the Rev. Larry Buckland officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements by Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Raymond Earl Wilson

Raymond Earl Wilson, 68, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life September 11, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, following an extended illness.

He was born February 8, 1933, at Ravenswood, a son of the late Elmer Earl and Velva Virginia (Merrill) Wilson.

He was formerly a brick layer and tow truck driver. He was a protestant by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Clarinda Jo (Miller) Wilson; daughters, Janell Dawn Wilson, Jessica Lacole Wilson, Shavonne Rose Wilson and Megan Leann Wilson, all at home; sister, Blanche DeBussey of Murraysville; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jamie Ann Wilson, a son, Raymond Curtis Wilson, and an infant sister.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 14, 2001--1:00 pm, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Sinnette Summers officiating. Burial will follow in Latham Ridge Cemetery, Ravenswood. Visitation is from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, at the funeral home.

Edwin Kyle Wilson

Edwin Kyle Wilson, 73, of Ripley, WV, departed this life, April 21, 1999 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born June 11, 1925 at Daybrook, WV a son of the late Thomas Christopher and Sarah Ethel (Moore) Wilson.

He was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran and was a former coal miner. He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, a member of the United Steel Workers Union Local #5668, a member of Steel Workers Organization of Active Retirees and was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Ida Kathryn (Haught) Wilson; sons, Randall L. Wilson of Sandyville, Thomas E. Wilson of Ripley and David Kyle Wilson of Parkersburg; daughter, Marla (Ray) Reynolds of Vienna; sisters, Joyce Lemley of Brunswick, OH, Sue Phillips of Strongsville, OH, Joan Spencer of Cumberland, MD and Linda Harbert of Daybrook; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dorman Wilson.

Service will be Friday, April 23, 1999--1 PM at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Dr. Kenneth Krimmel officiating. Entombment will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 PM Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations are preferred to the Epworth United Methodist Church Building Fund, Ripley, WV 25271.

Audrey Dee Wilson

Audrey Dee Wilson, 90, of Evans, WV, departed this life July 2, 2003 in Arbors of Marietta following an extended illness.

She was born January 28, 1913 in Leon, WV a daughter of the late Allen Thomas and Emma (Smith) Pullins.

She was a homemaker and a former employee of Cedar Lakes Conference Center.

Survivors include son, Childs T. "Capie" Wilson of Marietta, OH; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Dwayne McDermott of Evans; grandchildren, Angela (Steve) Combs of Evans, and Brian (Melissa) McDermott of Ripley; great grandchildren, Patrick Combs and Preston Combs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; brothers, Emmett, Elmer, and Wyvil; sisters, Corda Sayre, Anna Mae Hoschar, Osa Jacobs, and Mary Grimm.

Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Minister Rick Delbeke officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time on Saturday.

David Michael Wilson

David Michael Wilson, 49, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Ripley, WV, departed this life, January 28, 2000 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born September 13, 1950 at Ripley, a son of the late, Harvey A., Sr. and Ella (Stanley) Wilson.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School, a disabled Vietnam Army veteran, a former member of VFW post #5501, Ripley, a former employee of Ravenswood Aluminum and he was a baptist.

Surviving are a son, Craig John Wilson of Palm Bay, FL; daughters, Rene Lynn Sheehan and Anganette Rae Wilson both of Melbourne, FL; brothers, Harvey Wilson, Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Henry W. Wilson of Vero Beach, FL, Douglas Wilson of Ripley and Robert Wilson of Dunbar; sisters, Helen Casto of Leon and Alice Wilson of Palm Bay, FL; grandchildren, Shawna Jena Daniels, Tayler Brianna Sheehan and Brooke Lauren Sheehan.

Service will be Friday, February 4, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Tabor Cemetery, Leon, WV with military graveside rites by VFW post 6669, Ravenswood, WV. Visitation 6 - 8 pm Thursday at the funeral home.

Hayward O. Winemiller

Hayward O. Winemiller, 87, of Ripley, WV, departed this life April 8, 2005 in CAMC, Memorial Division, Charleston.

He was born June 7, 1917 in Orton, Gilmer County, WV, a son of the late Fred and Martha (Smith) Winemiller.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Winemiller.

He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, a retired slitter operator from Kaiser Aluminum, and member of the United Steelworker Union #5668. He was an avid outdoorsman and member of the Ripley Baptist Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Pearl Virginia (Long) Winemiller; son, Kenneth Hudson of Highpoint, NC; sisters, Ermal Parsons of Gassaway, and Athalee Caldwell of Katie, TX; grandchildren, Kristopher Hudson and Karla Hudson.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at the Ripley Baptist Temple with the Rev. Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, with military honors provided by the American Legion post #107, Ripley. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Ripley Baptist Temple. Arrangements have been entrusted to Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Franklin Winter

Franklin Winter, 52, of Fairplain, lost a courageous battle with cancer, April 9, 2005 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born February 28, 1953, in Fairplain a son of Isabell (Barnett) Winter of Ripley, and the late Darr Winter. He was also preceded in death by his beloved in-laws, John and Clarice Cox.

He was the former owner and operator of Winter Ashland Service Station at Fairplain, was a mechanic for the West Virginia Department of Highways, a farmer and a Baptist by faith. Frank was very industrious and considered work as recreation. He was also was very considerate of others.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his wife of 32 years, Becky (Cox) Winter; son and daughter-in-law, Franklin Darr and Whitney Winter of Cottageville; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Chris Westfall of Fairplain; brothers, Phillip Winter of Ravenswood, Larry Winter of Ripley, Jerry Winter of Parkersburg, Jimmy Winter and Michael Winter both of Fairplain; sister, Wilma Faye Winter of Colleen, TX; grandchildren, Chase Westfall, Clarissa Westfall, Isabella Westfall, and Franklin John Winter.

Service was at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. William Holley officiating. Burial followed in the Grasslick Cemetery, Fairplain. Visitation was from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Mary Jane Winters

Mary Jane Winters, 96, of Ripley, WV, departed this life January 3, 2003, at her home following a brief illness.

She was born June 13, 1906, in Evans, a daughter of the late John Jay and Ethel Ora (Williams) King.

She was a homemaker, a former employee of Reynolds Dry Cleaning in Ripley, and was a member of the Ripley Baptist Temple.

Surviving are sisters, Mildred Snyder of Pompano Beach, FL, and Evelyn King of Evans.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Garrett Winters; brothers, Cletis, Elmer, Wilmer, Floyd, Hobert, Vernon, Hoyt, and Willy; sisters, Minnie Pullins, and Ruth Sayre.

Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Rick Perrine officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Given. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Virginia Lee Winter

Virginia Lee Winter, 75, of Sandyville, departed this life, December 12, 1999 at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg, WV, following a brief illness.

She was born June 17, 1999 at Cottageville, WV a daughter of the late Clyde and Emma Jane (Fox) Stewart. She was retired from the Jackson County Commission on Aging and was a member of the Sandyville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include sons, Ronald Winter of Simpsonville, SC, Richard Winter of Sandyville and Michael Winter of Belpre, OH; daughter, Sharon Staats of Sandyville; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Winter; brothers, Guy, Joe, Benjamin and Hubert and an infant sister.

Service will be Thursday, December 16, 1999--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Gerald B. Sayre and the Rev. Thomas Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville, WV. Visitation 4 pm - 8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dominic Ryan "Nic" Wiseman

Dominic Ryan "Nic" Wiseman, 19, of Evans, WV, departed this life September 2, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident on state route 87 in Evans.

He was born October 4, 1980 in Charleston, WV, the son of Jeffrey S. Wiseman, of Reedsville, NC, and Sharon Kay (Carwithen) Sisson of Ripley, WV.

He was a graduate of Ripley High School, and employed by R & J Mobile Home Movers, Ripley, WV. He attended the Open Bible Church of Ripley, WV.

He is also survived by his stepfather, Rick Sisson of Ripley, WV; stepmother, Amy Wiseman of Reedsville, NC; brothers, A.J. (Cobell) Wiseman and Tyler Wiseman of Reedsville, NC; sisters, Jessica Sisson and Kelsey Sisson both of Ripley, WV; paternal grandparents, Lee and Arlene Wiseman of Evans, WV; maternal grandparents, Ron and Hullah Carwithen of Brooksville, FL; aunts, Becki (Allan) Bartram of Evans, WV, Donna Tomlyn of Bogalusa, LA, Karen Tuttle of Brooksville, FL; and Lynn Sargesson of MN.

Service will be Wednesday, September 6, 2000--11 am at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with Becky Stafford, and the Rev. S.R. Parsons Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Otterbein Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 6-9 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lula B. Wolfe

Lula B. Wolfe, 88, of Millwood, WV, departed this life June 27, 2003 in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley, following an extended illness.

She was born January 12, 1915 in Given, WV a daughter of the late Cloyd Franklin and Edith (Barnett) Brotherton.

She was a homemaker, a protestant, and was a servant to her community and family.

Surviving are sons, Robert F. Wolfe, and Leonard P. "John L." Wolfe both of Sacramento, CA, and Ray E. Wolfe of Charleston; daughters, Edith Casto of Given, Annabelle Jones and Margaret Randolph both of Ripley; brother, Roy Boggs of Ravenswood; loving care giver and niece, Melody Sayre; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by sons, James L., Hoyt Dwight, and Cloyd Franklin; daughter, Helen Jean Davis; brothers, William F., James O, and Robert C.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Given Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

Ruth Kathryn Wolfe

Ruth Kathryn Wolfe, 74, of Millwood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life October 22, 2003, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born February 26, 1929, in Culloden, WV, a daughter of the late Raymond L. Handley and Grace (Meddings) Chirgwin.

She was a homemaker, a member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church, Millwood, and a 50+ year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Pt. Pleasant Chapter No. 75.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Melanie Peveto of Ravenswood; brother, Roger Handley of Dunedin, FL; sisters-in-law, Anna, Lora, Flora, Geraldine and Oda; grandchildren Adam Decareaux and Nickie Richards; great-grandchildren Alexus Decareaux and Mackenzie Richards; and several special nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Oshel Wolfe; a son, Donald Peveto; and brothers, Paul Handley and Ernest "Red" Handley.

Funeral services will be Saturday, October 25, 2003-1:00 p.m., at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Phillip Scarberry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Delores Jean Wolfe

Delores Jean Wolfe, 67, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, WV, departed this life November 21, 2005, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born February 15, 1938, in Romance, WV, a daughter of the late Emmit and Georgia Pearl (Young) Lanham. She was a homemaker and caregiver.

Survivors include her son, Roy Anthony ‘Tony’ Scarberry of Ravenswood, sisters, Hazel Lanham of Silverton and Barbara Wilson of Gay, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert Allen Scarberry; sisters, Lola Abbott and Thelma Kidd; brothers, Lewis Lanham and Bernard Smith.

Funeral service were Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 1:00 p.m., at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Charles Cavender officiating. Burial followed in Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.

Millie Jo Woodard

Millie Jo Woodard, 61, of Evans, WV, departed this life, November 25, 2000 at CAMC Memorial Division, following a brief illness.

She was born April 29, 1939 at Ripley, WV, a daughter of the late Woodrow W. and Elsie Mae (McCloud) Woodard.

She was an independent insurance agent with McCollough and Associates, Vienna, WV. She was an active member of the Evans Community Initiative, and the Jackson County Action Youth Camp. She was a foster mother, a former employee of the Parchment Valley Baptist Conference Center, and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ravenswood, WV.

Survivors include a brother, Arnold W. Woodard of Elkhorn City, KY; sister, Brenda Woodard of Evans; niece, Tonya Saunders of Mercerville, OH; aunts, Bernice Morrison of Evans and Dorothy McCloud of Ripley.

Service will be Tuesday, November 28, 2000--11 am at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Ronald Stoner officiating. Burial will follow in the Creston Cemetery, near Evans. Visitation will from 4 - 8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

Susie Mae Workman

Susie Mae Workman, 89, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, March 10, 2000 at Eldercare of Ripley.

She was born, May 28, 1910 at Cottageville, WV a daughter of the late, William and Ida (Redman) Ohse.

She was a homemaker, a former cook and foster grandparent at Cottageville Elementary School for 22 years, and she was a member of the United in Christ Church at Cottageville.

Surviving are sons, Theron K. (Mildred) Workman, Jr. of Harrisonville, OH and Jim (Roxanne) Workman of Pt. Pleasant; daughters, Delores (Cecil) Boggess of Ravenswood and Helen (Roger) Holter of Racine, OH; sister, Myrtle Canter of Mount Alto; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theron K. "Fat" Workman, Sr.; brothers, William Taft Ohse, James Ohse and Luther Ohse; grandson, Timmy Workman; granddaughter, Mary Ann Sayre; great granddaughter, Gillian Carte.

Service will be Monday, March 13, 2000 --2 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV with the Rev. Charles Cavender officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. Visitation 4 - 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Carl Robert Wright

Carl Robert Wright, 65, of Cottageville, WV, departed this life, August 17, 2000, at his home following an extended illness.

He was born February 3, 1935 in Ripley, WV, a son of Hazel V. (Dyke) Wright of Cottageville, and the late, William Tuncil Wright.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, a past Master and past Secretary of Cottageville Lodge #54 AF & AM, and a past President and Trustee of the American Sternwheeler Association. He was a member of the Kanawha River Navy, a former secretary for the Cottageville Public Service District, a charter member of the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department, and he was a former sexton and secretary for the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville. He was a self employed contractor and former electrician for Kaiser Aluminum. He held a Master's degree and received his B.A. from Marshall University. He was a retired electronic technology instructor for the Kanawha Board of Education.

In addition to his mother, other survivors include his wife of 40 years, Jacqueline (Coe) Wright; son, Jay Robert Wright of Cottageville; daughter, Ella Barbara Thaxton of St. Albans; brothers, George Wright of Columbus, OH and John Wright of Cottageville; sister, Madaline Farmer of Howard, OH; grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Wright, Bridget Marie Wright, Brandi Jay Wright and Allison Renae Thaxton.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Lynn Wright.

Service will be Saturday, August 19, 2000--1 pm at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Gerald Sayre, the Rev. Mark Price, and John Gunther officiating. Burial will follow in the Blaine Memorial Cemetery, Cottageville, WV. Visitation with be from 6-9 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Shanklin Wright

Shanklin Wright, 84, of Ripley, departed this life, March 31, 2003 in Camden Clark Memorial Hospital, Parkersburg, following an extended illness.

He was born March 9, 1919 in Upper Sand Lick, KY, a son of the late Noah Morgan and Frona (Smith) Wright.

He was a retired coal miner, and a retired machine operator from Frank H. Wilson Company in Detroit, MI. He was a WWII veteran having served in the Pacific Theater. He was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include sons, Fred Wright of Ripley, and Dorsey Wright of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Megan Wright, Ashley Wright and John Wright all of Cross Lanes.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Beulah Pauline Wright; son, William H. Wright; daughter, Sandra Kay Wright; brothers, Cove and Tremble.

Service will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with the Rev. Dean Archer officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Ripley. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

James Allen Young

James Allen Young, 46, of Ravenswood, departed this life March 9, 2006 at his home.

He was born October 13, 1959 in Montgomery, WV.

He was a carpenter, painter, and woodcrafter. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Ravenswood Freewill Baptist Church, and was an avid outdoorsman.

Survivors include his wife, Donita Rae (Knowlton) Young; father and stepmother, Jimmy Edward and Helen Joyce (West) Young of Ravenswood; mother, Charlene (Akers) Bird of Smithers; stepdaughters, Cierra and Moriah; brother, Randy Young of Ravenswood; and his dog, Camo.

Service was at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2006 at Casto Funeral Home, Ravenswood, WV, with the Rev. Allen Stewart officiating. Burial followed in the Ravenswood Cemetery. Public visitation was 1 hour prior to service time at the funeral home.


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