Troy E. Casto
Troy Earl Casto, 60, of Buffalo died December 4, 2000, at home after a long illness.
He was a retired Putnam County school custodian, a lifelong resident of Putnam County and a member of Barnette Chapel Church, Liberty.
Surviving: wife, Juanita Casto; son, Franklin Troy of Robertsburg; daughter, Tammy Higginbotham of Leon; stepson, David Bellville of St. Albans; brothers, Bob of Eleanor and Arnold of Westerville, Ohio; sisters, Vada Riffee of Red House, Elizabeth Warner and Velma Cochran, both of Leon, and Thelma Blake of Eleanor; two grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren.
Memorial service was held Saturday, December 9, 2000, at Barnette Chapel Church with the Rev. Ronnie King officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, was in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Barnette Chapel Church.
Josephine Opal Gillenwater, 79, of Winfield, formerly of St. Albans, died December 4, 2000, in Riverside Nursing Center, St. Albans, after a long illness.
She was a Baptist and a caregiver to the elderly.
Surviving: sons, Jerry Stewart of Mesquite, Texas and Daniel Gillenwater of Tornado; daughter, Patricia Gillespie of Vermilion, Ohio; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey, with Pastor Frank Chapman officiating. Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, was in charge of arrangements.
Anna Lee Houck
Anna Lee Stewart Houck, 73, of Hurricane died December 4, 2000, at home of cancer.
She was a homemaker and was retired from the Kanawha City Kmart.
Surviving: sons, Dick of Hurricane and Wayne of Indianapolis; sister, Audrey Smith of East Bank, Jean Bright of Ripley, and Delores “Patty” Kenney of Charleston; brothers, Jack and Ronnie Stewart, both of Palestine, and Gary Stewart of Charleston; four grandchildren.
Service was held Thursday, December 7, 2000, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Barboursville.
Glenna V. Harrison
Glenna V. Harrison, 79, of Hometown died December 6, 2000, at home after a long illness.
She was a Pentecostalist.
Surviving: daughters, Phyllis Booth of Piney View, Eunice Ranson and Gaye Higginbotham, both of Hometown, and Patricia Cartwright of Red House; sons, Herbert of Hometown and Shirley “Lee” of Inwood; sister, Lillian Randalson of Amsterdam, Ohio; brothers, Charles Petit of Mount Nebo and Richard Petit of Wynona; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Service was held Friday, December 8, 2000, at Hometown Church of God Mission with Pastor Joe Scarberry officiating. Burial was in Center Point Cemetery, Liberty. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
Mark Wayne Smith
Mark Wayne Smith, 42, of Bancroft, formerly of Poca, died December 7, 2000, at home after a short illness.
He was a graduate of Poca High School, a former employee of Joe Holland Chevrolet and a member of Moose Lodge, Nitro.
Surviving: Kim Hackett Smith; son, Devin Mark at home; mother, Betty Smith Mangus of Poca; father, Glen Smith of Ovapa.
Service was held Saturday, December 9, 2000, at Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel, Red House, with the Rev. Jeff Arthur officiating. Entombment was in the mausoleum. Gatens Funeral Home, Poca, was in charge of arrangements.
James F. Quickle
James F. “Jim” Quickle, 78, of Nitro, formerly of Pliny, died December 7, 2000, at home after a long illness.
He was a graduate of Winfield High School, former TNT plant employee, Pt. Pleasant, retired from Monsanto Chemical Co., Nitro, with 34 years' service, and was former owner, operator and president of Nitro Wholesale Electric Supply Co., Nitro. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a Navy frogman in underwater demolitions. He was a charter member of Nitro Masonic Lodge 170, a member of Scottish Rite bodies, Charleston, Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, and a charter member of Beni Kedem Legion of Honor. He attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Nitro.
Surviving: wife, Avis Quickle; stepson, Howard W. Janet of Nitro; sister, Stella Wilson of Charleston.
Service was held Monday, December 11, 2000, at Cooke Funeral Home, Nitro, with the Rev. Okey B. Harless officiating. Burial was in Cunningham Memoirial Park, St. Albans., with Masonic graveside rites conducted by Nitro Masonic Lodge 170.
Elizabeth S. Martin
Elizabeth S. “Betsy” Martin, 78, of Scott Depot died December 8, 2000, in Putnam General Hospital after a long illness.
She was retired from Union Carbide Accounting Department, South Charleston, with 36 years' service. She served as director and volunteer of “Reach To Recovery” of Kanawha Valley. She was a former member of Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, Charleston, and a current member of Good Shepherd Baptist, Scott Depot.
Surviving: son, William Barry Martin of Hurricane; granddaughters, Brittany Nicole and Amy Michelle Martin, both of Hurricane.
A memorial service was held Monday, December 11, 2000, at Good Shepherd Baptist with the Rev. Kenny Stidham and the Rev. Frank Mansell officiating. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.
William E. Orrison
William Edward “Bill” Orrison, 72, of Winfield died December 8, 2000, in Memorial Division CAMC.
He was a former drilling fluids engineer at Dresser Industries, an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Winfield Community Church.
Surviving: wife, Sue Orrison; son, Tom of Winfield; daughter, Debbie Orrison of Winfield; sisters, Marguerite Hardy of Centralia, Illinois and Marietta Payne of Evansville, Indiana; two grandchildren.
Service was held Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Mike Rader officiating. Burial was in Winfield Cemetery.
Henry E. Webb
Henry E. Webb, 72, of Scott Depot died December 9, 2000, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.He was retired from Phone-Poulenc, Institute, with 39 years' service. He was a Christian and member of Good Shepherd Southern Baptist Church, Teays Valley. He was a Mason and a Navy veteran. Surviving: son Ed of Poca; sister, Linda Nester of Canton, Ohio; brothers, James and Bill, both of Scott Depot, and John of Houston; three grandchildren.Service was held Wednesday, December 13, 2000, at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley, with the Rev. Ken Stidham and the Rev. Dan Berger officiating. Burial was in Beaver Run Cemetery, Bolair.
Claude B. Siple
Claude B. Siple, 77, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2000. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at Wallace Funeral Home & Chapel by Pastor Paul Meadows. Burial in Forest Memorial Park. He was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Clifton Forge, Va., a son of the late Olin P. and Minnie Argenbright Siple. He was a graduate of Clifton Forge High School and attended Bridgewater College. He was a baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers Organization and was retired from CSX. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in World War II and he attended Beulah Ann Baptist Church. He is survived by his brother and his wife, Paul and Mary Siple of Covington, Va.; one stepdaughter, Linda Barnhart of Huntington and her mother, Bea Siple; a nephew, Bill Siple; a niece, Beverly Ellis; two step-grandsons, Ryan and Eric Kyle; and two step-granddaughters, Heather and Kristin Barnhart.
Gary E. Nash
Gary E. Nash, 61, of Huntington, W.Va, passed away Dec. 6, 2000, in St Mary's Hospital. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at the Wallace Funeral Home and Chapel, Barboursville, by Rev. John Atkins. Burial in White Chapel Memorial Gardens. He was born July 10, 1939, in Cabell County, a son of the late Thomas Jefferson and Roberta Belle Dillon Nash. He was an employee of Steel of WV, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local #37, Huntington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Harless Nash; one brother, Thomas Nash; and one grandchild, Gary Nash, III. He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Mike Hesson of Barboursville, Pam and John Atkins of Lynchburg, Va., and Vickie and Larry Lambert of Huntington; one son, Gary Nash Jr. and Cyndi Pender of Charlotte, N.C.: five sisters, Freda Benson of Mason County, W.Va., Lorene Sizemore and Janice Mills, both of Barboursville, Dee Dee Horn of Florida and Catherine Morgan of Huntington; two brothers, Charles Nash of Barboursville and Jude Nash of Georgia; a very special nephew, James Sadler; nine grandchildren, Michelle Jeffries, Michael Hesson, Keith and Kira Gottberg, Nathaniel, Preston and Megan Nash, and Matthew and Amanda Lambert; one great-grandchild, Hailey Nicole Jeffries.
Virginia Lucille Fain Hibner
Virginia Lucille Fain Hibner, 74, of Ona went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2000, at home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000, at Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church, Ona, with Pastor Paul Meadows officiating. Burial in Blue Sulphur Cemetery, Ona. She was born in Delbarton, W.Va. on March 9, 1926, a daughter of the late Author and Martha Ferrell Fain. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Slim” Hibner, who passed away on Sept. 29, 1993; and two brothers, Christopher and Brack Fain. Virginia was a homemaker and a member of Beulah Ann Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles K. and Serena Hibner Jr. of Ona; one brother, Hugh Johnse Fain of Norwalk, Ohio; two sisters, Margaret Smith of Delbarton, W.Va., and Cora Robinson of Ona; two very special grandsons, Chad and Charlie; special thanks and appreciation to Hospice of Huntington, Pastor Paul, Beulah Ann Baptist Church family, neighbors and friends for all the help and support throughout our difficult time. Heck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Myrtle M. Guenther
Myrtle M. Guenther, 61, of Barboursville, W.Va., died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington. She was an outgoing Christian who was dedicated to mission work in the church and community. She was highly energetic, quick with a smile and a friend to all she met. Mrs. Guenther was born April 29, 1939 in Point Pleasant, W.Va., the daughter of Annis, of Point Pleasant and the late Roy E. Blessing. She was a retired medical records technician at St. Mary's Hospital and a long-time member of Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and helped the Quilter's Guild every Wednesday. She was a member of United Methodist Women, Sunshine Circle and served as an officer in the Western District United Methodist Women. She also served as a board member of the West Virginia Advocacy for the Developmentally Disabled and was also an organ donor. She was the devoted, loyal wife of Reinhold (Ron) Guenther of Barboursville. Other survivors include her mother; one sister, Delores (Jerald) McCallister of Williamstown; one brother, William E. (Allene) Blessing of Harrisonburg, Va.; four foreign exchange sons, Clause Justensen of Denmark, Sven Arnolds of Germany, Thomas Heingarten of Switzerland and Axel Bergt of Germany: seven nieces and nephews - Carole McCallister of Columbus, Ohio, Susan (John) Richards of St. Albans, Anne (Thomas) Moore of Springfield, Va., Laura McCallister of Columbus, and David McCallister of Columbus - who she took loving pride in helping to raise; and four great-nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2000, at Pea Ridge United Methodist Church, Huntington, and burial on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Suncrest Cemetery in Point Pleasant. Henson Mortuary, Barboursville and Crow-Hussell Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, were in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or to the children's youth, women's or choral programs at Pea Ridge UMC.
Otis L. Gue
Otis L. Gue, 64, of Simi Valley, Calif, formerly of Barboursville, widower of Glenna Jean Gue, died Tuesday, December 5, 2000 in Kaiser Woodland Hills Hospital, Woodland Hills, Calif. He was retired from the Ohio River Coal Co. Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Dimeligo, Shelia Hardison and Sandy Jasgur, all of Simi Valley; three brothers, Raymond Gue of Huntington, Denver Gue of Barboursville and Raymond Adkins of Huntington; and three sisters, Violet Elder, Gean Dillon and Marie Brumfield, all of Huntington. Chapman's Mortuary was in charge of arrangements, which are incomplete.
Tony Tyrone Thompson
Tony Tyrone Thompson, 60, of Huntington, formerly of Barboursville, died Sunday, December 10, 2000, at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, December 12, 2000, at Henson Mortuary, by the Rev. Bill Davis. Burial in Oaklawn Memorial Park. He was born January 30, 1940, in Barboursville, son of the late Charles Elmer and Eva Marie Groves Thompson. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Candy Ciccolella of Barboursville; three brothers, Mike Thompson of Barboursville, Corky Thompson of Barboursville and Roger Thompson of Atlanta, Ga.; and his V.O.C.A. family. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Huntington, P.O. Box 464, Huntington, WV 25709, or to V.O.C.A., 823 Virginia Ave. West, Huntington, WV 25701.
Morris R. “Tom” Clark
Morris R. “Tom” Clark, of Hurricane, husband of Catherine Burns Clark, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000 in Putnam General Hospital. He was a retired rigger with Union Carbide, South Charleston plant. Also surviving are three daughters, Linda Swan of Culloden, Lana Kessler of Hurricane, Lora Marshall of San Antonio; one son, Karol M. Clark of Hurricane; brothers, Clifford Clark and Norris Clark, both of Culloden and Richard Clark of Hurricane; and two sisters, Helen Clark of Teays Valley and Ina Morrison of Hurricane. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, December 16, 2000 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Culloden Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association.
Elizabeth “Libby” Ann Lovejoy
Elizabeth “Libby” Ann Lovejoy, of Milton, wife of Dallas Lovejoy, died Wednesday, December 13, 2000 in Mariner Health Care Center. She was a homemaker. Also surviving is one brother, Charles Windsor Jr. of Milton. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, December 18, 2000 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton; burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.