Casto, Cobb Jackson County WV Obits

H. Bennett Cobb died Thursday in Heartland Nursing Home after a short illness. He was 103.
He was a native of Jackson County and was a retired dairyman and horseman. He managed several large dairy farms in Kanawha County and was once named Farmer of the Year. At the age of 102 he was living alone in Cross Lanes and was, for the most part, independent.
He was a member of White Plains (Pine) Methodist Church in Jackson County.
Surviving: daughters, Opal Taylor of Tyler Mountain, Mabel Young and Sybil Whetherholt, of Sissonville, Myrtle Gibson of Belle; son, Clair A. of Staunton, Va; 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Long-Fisher Funeral Home, Pocatalico, with the Rev. William Layne and the Rev. Delbert Hawley officiating, Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lizzie Tolley
RIPLEY- Mrs. Lizzie Tolley, 84 – year-old resident of Kenna, Jackson County, died last night at her home after a six month illness.
She was a member of the Methodist church and is survived by her husband, Early; sons, Oras of Kenna’ daughter, Mrs. Elpha Skeen of Kenna; brothers, Theo and Earnest Casto of Belgrove; sisters, Mrs. Anna Hopkins of Harmony and Mrs. Ava Munday of Parkersburg; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Goshen Baptist Church at Kenna by the Rev. D.C. Guthrie, Burial will follow in Goshen Cemetery.
The body is at Parsons Funeral Home here.
Casto, Maude Ann- 72, of Bellgrove, Jackson Count, died Saturday in her home after a long illness; she was a lifelong resident of Bellgrove and member of White Pine Church there. Surviving are her husband Theodore; four sons, Whitmer and Glenver o Akron, Ohio, Donald of Sissonville and Ray of Charleston; five daughters, Mrs. Syble Harper and Miss Helen Casto t home, Mrs. Mabel Stalnaker of Ripley, Mrs. Allie Fields of Harmony and Mrs. Freda Anderson of Fairplain; three brothers, Dennis Fields of Lewisburg, Robert and Carl Fields of Ohio two sisters, Mrs. Lona Walters and Mrs. Alice Long of Akron, Ohio’ 24 grandchildren. Service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday in Parsons Funeral Home at Ripley by Rev. Orville Walker Burial will be in Casto Cemetery at Bellgrove.

KENNA- Mrs. Ora Dell Rhodes, 81 of Kenna, Jackson County, died Sunday at Spencer after a long illness.
She was a member of the Falling Waters United Methodist Church.
Surviving:  daughters, Mrs. Ava Raines of Kenna, Mrs. Amy Stine of Estero, Fla., Mrs. Alma Skeens of Sissonville, Mrs. Irma Anderson and Mrs. Geraldine Willard, both of Charleston, Mrs. Gladys Jones of Gandeeville, Mrs. Ivy Crihield of Magnolia, Ohio; sons, Delbert of St. Albans,  Denzil of Toledo, Ohio and Denver of Canton, Ohio; brother, Pete Parsons of Crown City, Ohio.
Service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Jackson County. Burial will be in the Fairplain Cemetery at Fairplain.
The body is in the Parsons Funeral Home in Ripley.

Mrs. Lavina Jane Casto, 93, died at her home at Ripley Saturday night.
She was born at Belgrove, daughter of the late George W. and Elmira Slaughter Casto, and was a member of the Falling Water EUB Church, Belgrove.
Five sons survive; Kenna  K. Casto, Nitro, Owen and Hoyt Casto, both of Belgrove, Ernie and Loren Casto, both of Ripley and four daughters, Mrs. Elsie Parsons , Ripley, Mrs. Macel Parsons, Charleston, Mrs. Ethel Staats  of Ravenswood, and Mrs. Opal Litton of Gay. There are46 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren surviving.
Services were held Tuesday at the Fail funeral home, Ripley with the Rev. D.C. Gurthrie officiating.
Burial was in the Casto cemetery at Belgrove.

WHITED, Mrs. Mary Jane – Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Gandeeville Methodist church with the Rev. Hobson D. Fisher officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Herman cemetery. Mrs. Whited, 93, of Gandeeville, died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Belva Rhodes at Vinton, O. She is survived by 125 descendants including four sons, three daughters, 36 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. The body will be removed to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Raines at Gandeeville, today at 4 p.m. from Vandale mortuary and to the church one hour before services.

Weatherholt, Mrs. Delia Viola – 78, o 1221 Myers Ave., Dunbar, died Thursday at her home oafter a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Jacob’ two sons, Sattes W. of Sissonville Rd. and Sanford of Memphis, Tenn.; seven daughters, Mrs. Dessie Ranson, Mrs. Bessie Saber, Mrs. Fay Fisher and Mrs. Reba Beane, all of Dunbar. Mrs. Georgia Fisher of Kenna, Mrs. Corda Slawter of Middleport, Ohio, and Mrs. Jannesse Boggess  of Charleston; two brothers, Ebb Crane of Fairplain and Joe of Parkersburg; a sister, Mrs. Plusha Staats of Fairplan; 30 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. The body is at Cunningham mortuary.

BUFFALO – A. Harold Cobb,61 of Benton, Mo., formerly of Buffalo, died Tuesday in a hospital in Benton after a long illness
Mr. Cobb was a veteran of the World War II.
Surviving: wife, Joyce; son, Buddy of Benton; daughter, Miss Denise Cobb of Missouri; sisters, Mrs. Ora Clark of Buffalo and Mrs. Oma Rutan of Richwod, Ohio; brothers, Elmer of Ohio, Delmer of Crestline, Ohio, Oscar of Maysville, Ohio, Delmus of Timberville, Ohio and Roy of Huntington; half brother, Arlie Cobb of Robertsburg.
Service and burial will be in Benton.

COBB, Zollie C. – 75, of 5033 Big Tyler Road, died Wednesday in Kanawha Valley Hospital after a short illness. Surviving are his widow, Dovie; five sons, Jesse Ray of Sissonville, John D. of Red House, Herbert D. of Robertsburg, Robert E. Of LaRue, Ohio, and Earl R. with Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Howard O. Blackshire at home; Mrs.Roy Presley of Charleston and Mrs. Hubert Moore of Alum Creek;  two brothers, H.B. of Coal River and Arlie of Robertsburg; six half-brothers, Mrs. Ora Clark of Buffalo and Oma Cobb of Ohio; 41 grandchildren, The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

HUNTINGTON – Mrs. Ida Frances Cobb, 71 of Huntington died Saturday in a Huntington nursing home after a long illness. Native of Putnam County. Surviving: Rev. Roy L. Cobb; daughter, Mrs  Ralph Sager of Huntington; sons, Onnie L. of Huntington and Oliver K. of Proctorville, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Delmer Cobb of Crestline, Ohio and Mrs. Walter Jividen of Robertsburg; brothers, B.O. Casto of Red House and Erman Casto of Hometown. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Chapman Funeral Home,  Huntington; the Rev. Calvin C. Lilly and the Rev. Stanley Hunter, Walker Chapel Cemetery at Robertsburg. Callers after noon Monday

LAYTON COBB (partial obituary)
BUFFALO – Service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Walker Chapel Church by the Rev. Sherman Walker for Layton Cobb. Burial will b in the Haven of Rest Cemetery at Hometown.
Mr. Cobb, 52, of Eleanor, was dead on arrival Saturday at Thomas Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack at home. He was employed by the American Viscose Division of FMC at Nitro.
Survivors: Wife Agatha;

DAWSON, Mary Boothe – 78, of Spencer, died Friday in the residence of a daughter, Miss Anna Fae Dawson of Spencer, with whom she made her home. Death came after an illness of several months. Mrs. Dawson was a member of Falling Water EUB Church in Bellgrove. She was a charter member of the Spencer Chapter of the Eastern Star. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Jessie Gay Kuehne of Houston, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Cora B. Weaver of Toledo, Ohio. Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Vandale mortuary chapel at Spencer by Rev. Austin Bagshaw. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery. The body is at the mortuary.

Ernest Casto, 69, Kentuck, died Friday in Jackson General Hospital, Ripley
He was born in Jackson county, son of the later Joel and Polly Staats Casto, and was a farmer all of his life. He was a member of White Pine Methodist Church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ada Casto; two sons, Clair Casto, Harmony, and Richard Casto of Madison’ four daughters, Mrs. Esta Parsons, Charleston, Mrs. Laura Hutton, Kentuck, Mrs. Fannie Cobb, Ravenswood, and Mrs. Myrtle Casto, Weston; one brother, Theodore Casto, Kentuck; and two sisters, Mrs. Annie Hopkins, Harmony, and Mrs. Avie Mundy, Parkersburg, There are 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren,
Services were held at the Parsons funeral home, Ripley, Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Nobel Harper officiated with burial in the Casto cemetery at Belgrove.

Car Swerves, Kills Woman Mowing Lawn
An out-of-control car yesterday killed 75-year-old Mrs. Lettie Fore as she was mowing the front lawn at her home on Falcon Drive, just beyond the city limits off Sissonville Road.
She was dead on arrival at Charleston General Hospital.
State police charged Bernard Dale Haynes, 19, o Rt. 1, Charleston, with negligent homicide. Haynes was released under $1,000 bond, pending a hearing before Justice of the Peace H. H. Chinn at 3 p.m. , June2.
According to state police, the elderly woman was cutting grass in her front lawn when Haynes lost control of his car while rounding a curve on Falcon Drive.
The car left the road, swerved into the yard and struck Mrs. Fore, police said.
Surviving are sons, Leon of Rt. 1 Sissonville, and Leonard o Ocala, Fla.; and brothers, J.A. Cobb of Charleston and Earl of Tyler Mountain.
The body is at Cunningham Funeral Home.

George A. Cadd, 66,of 5218 Sun Valley Drive, died Wednesday at home after a sudden illness.
He was an operator with FMC Corp., a member of Cross Lanes Bible Church and a 42-year resident of Charleston.
Surviving: wife, Virginia Elva Whited Cadd; son, Stanley of Charleston; daughters, Mrs. Linda Goad of Spartanburg, S.C., Mrs. Jeanette Bowen of, Charleston; brother, Jack of Solon, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Virginia MacDowell and Mrs. Myrtle Harris of Charleston; one grandson
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar, with Rev. James M. Efaw officiating. Burial will be in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Heart Attack Fatal To Kenna Resident
Rufus Cummings, 54, of Kenna, died suddenly at his home on Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.
Surviving: wife, Lula; son, Edward of Ripley; daughters, Mrs. Wanita Raines of Hammond, Indiana; brothers, Romie and Derrell of Gay, Garland, Kenny and Junior of Harmony, sisters, Mrs. Ruby Skeen, Mrs. Marie Isenhart and Miss Lucy Cummings of Ripley, Mrs. Ruth Rogers of Gay, Mrs. Nellie Jones and Mrs. Blanche Ferrell of Sissonville

Raymond K. Casto, 58, of Miami, Fla formerly of Dunbar and Tyler Mountain, died Sunday in Baptist Hospital, Miami, of an apparent heart attack.
He was supervisor for Greyhound Bus Lines in Miami with 35 years of service, and a native of West Virginia.
Surviving: wife, Phyllis White Casto; sons, Stephen L. of Miami, Michael L. of Tyler Heights; father, Lester L. of Tyler Mountain; brother, V.M. (Bud) of Tyler Mountain
The body is being sent to Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.
Bolt Victim’s Service Today
Service for Robert Emory Hutton, 70, who was killed by a bolt of lightning as he worked on his farm near Kentuck, Jackson County, Thursday, will be at 1 p.m. today in Goshen Church.
Rev. Arthur Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery under the direction of Parsons Mortuary of Ripley.
Father of Delmer Hutton of Ripley, former member of the House of Delegates, Hutton was riding a saddle horse and driving two mules when the lightning struck.
The horse and one of the mules also were killed.
A neighbor, identified by mortuary employees as Joe Critchfield, witnessed the death from his porch.
Hutton was a native of Red House, Putnam County, and lived near Snow Hill in his early years. He had been a Jackson County farmer for a number of years.
Also surviving are his wife, Mrs. Annie Carpenter Hutton; two other sons, Herman of Parkersburg and Basil of Kentuck  and two brothers, Tom and Frank, both of Charleston.
The body will be taken to the church one hour before service.

HUTTON, Mrs. Sophronia – 78, of 1211 Red Oak St. died yesterday morning in St. Francis Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Putnam County and had lived in Kanawha County the past 26 years.

Surviving are her husband, Thomas Wilford Hutton; a son, Cecil Hutton of Dunbar; six daughters, Mrs. Walter Fields of Clendenin, Mrs. Ethel Mankin of Fostoria, Ohio, Mrs. E.C. Casto and Mrs.  H.P. Bucklew, both of Charleston.  Mrs. O.B. Boggess of Sissonville, and Mrs. C.B. Dobbins of RFD 6 , Charleston;  a brother, Gideon  Harrison of Charleston;  five sisters, Mrs. Cora Garrett of Beckley, Mrs. Mellie Haze, Mrs. Robb Mundy , Mrs. DeWitt Gillispie and Mrs. Lucy Harrison, all of Charleston; 37 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. The body is at Cunningham mortuary, Service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at Mountain Mission by Revs. Hobson B. Fisher and Charles Scragg 

Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. The body will be taken from the mortuary to the home at 10 a.m.

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