Jean Westfall, Harrisville #29 slipped and sat down on her left foot. She cracked the bone on the side of her left foot that is connected to the little toe. She has been put in a special shoe and will have to see our orthopaedic doctor next week. She will not be able to be as active as usual for a while!!!! Keep her in prayer ( and Jane also).
KatiePaugh, Cairo Chapter 39 was in Camden Clark Hospital at Parkersburg with fluid on the heart but is now at home.
Lawrence Cullifer, PGP, 87 of Chester passed away peacefully at his home on Monday April 27, 2015. He hadjust suffered the loss of his beloved wife of 67 years, Lois on January 12, 2015.
He was raised in Chester by his late parents, James E. and Mabel Sayre Cullifer. Lawrence was born on April 18, 1928 in Norman, Oklahoma.
After 35 years, he retired from the Quality Control Department of the former Colt Industries in Midland.
Lawrence graduated from Chester High School and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Chester where he as active as a Lay Leader, Lay Speaker, Chairman of the Trustees, and a member of the Church Choir.
#22, W.O.S. Amelia Shrine No. 33, Excellent High Priest East Liverpool Chapter No. 100, P.P. Crescent Chapter No. 49, Past Grand Patron Grand Chapter WV.-O.E.S., and Illustrious Master Keramos Council No 95, D. Education Officer Royal Arch Masons 19th district in Ohio-General Grand Chapter Committee Member Registration 1997-2000, Chester Kiwanis Club, Past President Gideon’s Camp #4702, Past District Deputy Grand Master 1st Masonic District & York Rite, Pilgrim Commandry No. 55, Scottish Rite Bodies of Steubenville, OH.-Osiris Shrine, Wheeling, W.Va., Past President East Liverpool Shrine Club, Past President East Liverpool Scottish Rite Association and he was a 33rd degree Mason.
In addition to his wife and parents, one sister, Pauline Tams, and one brother, James Ralph Cullifer preceded him in death.
Surviving are his children, Michael Steven Cullifer and wife Jerri of Lake George, Colo., and Gregory Allen Cullifer wife Julie of Florissant, Colo.; his brother, Eugene Wade Cullifer of Chester; his grandchildren, Carey Cullifer Torrence and husband Matt and their children, Caitlyn and Parker Allen Torrence, James F. Cullifer and wife Tiffany and their children, Jayden, Alainan, and Nevaeh Cullifer, Amy Edison and husband Michael and their children, Abigail, Elliot, and Ashton Edison
Lawrence’s family will be present at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester on Friday afternoon and evening from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and friends are invited to join them there. 33rd degree Masonic Funeral Rites will be held Friday evening at 7:30 PM. Lawrence’s family and friends will gather at the funeral Chapel in Chester on Saturday at 1:00 pm when Rev. Kara Rowe will celebrate his life. He will be laid to rest at Columbiana County Memorial Park where he will be honored with the Masonic Burial Rite.
At the conclusion of the interment services the family invites friends to join them at the United Methodist Church in Chester for a continued time of remembrance with food and fellowship.
Heber Eugene Casto, 89, father of Charolette Saunders, of Kenna passed away April 19, 2015 surrounded by his family at Jackson General Hospital following a long illness.
He was born May 30, 1925 at Given, a son of the late Nathan and Bertha Sargent Casto. He served in the United States Army from 1943 until 1946 as a T5 Technician. After passing the Examination for the Army he went through Basic Training in Ft. Thomas, KY and then at Camp Grant, Illinois. He left New York Harbor on board the Queen Elizabeth on a six day journey to Glasgow, Scotland. During World War II he spent most of his time in France. While outside of LeMans, France he lived in the mud of Foxholes and pup tents for over six weeks. Following that he moved into a hospital area where his unit operated a hospital for eight months. In 1945 he was relocated to LeHaure, France at Camp Phillip Morris. Later his unit supervised a 7000 bed hospital and he was in charge of the motor pool which included multiple 6X6 units, ambulances, Jeeps and Civilian Cars. He received orders to come home on April 9, 1946 and left Germany by Truck and his over sea duty went full circle as his ship arrived in New York on May 7, 1946. He arrived in Charleston, WV by train from Washington on May 11, 1946. This is only a part of his duties while in the service and we understand why his generation is known as the "Greatest Generation."
He was employed at True Temper and also worked for Gravely Tractors in Dunbar, but his true passion was working on his farm that he truly loved. He was a 32ndDegree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite in Charleston. A member of Ripley Masonic Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 16.
Survivors include daughter Charolette Saunders and her husband Paul of Evans: son Lanny Casto and Connie of Hernshaw: daughter Debra Stubna and Terry of Morgantown: grandchildren Heidie Bragg and husband Mike, Beth Kolb and husband Austin, Kelly and Paige Stubna; great grandchildren David Casto, Michala, Lanna and Jerry Bragg, Houston, Landon Casto and Brayden Hughart; brother and sisters Catherine Richardson and her husband Tommy of Dunbar, Erman Casto and his wife Doralynn of Canton, OH and Judy Haynes and her husband Cletus of Liberty.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years Tressie Willidene Casto; a grandson Howard "Howie" Casto; brothers and sisters Arden Casto, Mayfrey Greene, Victor Casto, Letcher Casto and Freda Pignato.
Funeral Service will be 3:00 pm Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley with Pastor Todd King and John Gunther officiating. Burial with Military Rites provided by American Legion Post 107 in Ripley will be in the Emma Chapel Cemetery, Liberty. Friends may call from Noon until the time of service at 3:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
Memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.waybrightfuneralhome.com
Wanda Tenney, PGM passed away yesterday morning. Visitation will be from 6-8 Wednesday at Chapman Funeral Home in Huntington. Funeral service will be at 1:00 on Thursday at the Cross Roads United Methodist Church Huntington where she and Albert attended. Eastern Star services will be at 6:00 on Wednesday. Guyandotte Chapter will be doing the service.
Harry Robinson of Thelma Chapter #24 is in CAMC Memorial with double pneumonia.