The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 21, 2013

Obituaries — Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Myrtle Fay (Cecil) Cassell

PINEVILLE — Myrtle Fay (Cecil) Cassell of Pineville, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley.

She was born on April 16, 1923, to the late Birda (Morgan) and James Cecil.

Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, William Cassell, brother James (Stuart) Cecil, and sister Mary (Jean) Steverson.

She is survived by her son James Cassell (Amy Craddock) of Raleigh, N.C.; grandson Jeremy Cassell of Des Moines, Iowa; neices Deborah Ramella (Monty) of Bluefield, Va. and Tammy Cecil of Bluefield, W.Va.; nephews James Cecil of Abingdon, Va. and Robert Steverson (Kelly) of Valparaiso, Ind.; and five great-neices and -nephews.

Myrtle worked as a bookkeeper until her son was born. Later, she was an Avon Representative in the Pineville area. She excelled in this work and won many sales awards over the years. Myrtle loved animals, especially birds, and was an avid reader.

In accordance with her wishes, no visitation or funeral service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, Humane Society of the U.S., 2100 L St., NW Washington, D.C. 20037, or the library of your choice.

An online guest book and other information may be found for Mrs. Cassell at

Calfee Funeral Service in Pineville, is serving the Cassell family.

Billy Castle

Billy Castle, 82, of Beckley, died Saturday, May 18, 2013 at his residence.

He was born May 12, 1931, in Manco, Ky., the son of the late Ralph H. and Jenna May Childers Castle.

Billy worked for 41 years as a baker for Giant Foods in Maryland and was shop steward for many years with the company. He was a member of Mt. Hope Assembly of God where he served as Deacon.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Ronald and Jerry Castle and two brothers, Randall and Robert Castle along with two brothers and one sister who died in infancy.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty Jane Karnes Castle; two sons, Michael Castle and wife Kathy of Bowie, Md., and and William Castle and wife Dara of Gaithersburg, Md.; four daughters, Gwen Crawford and husband Marc of Victorsville, Calif., Vicki Castle of Beckley, Ella Palermo and husband Nino of St. Leonard, Md. and Robin Taback and husband Joe of Centerville, Md.; three brothers, James Castle and wife Gay of Takoma Park, Md., Ralph Castle and wife Gloria of Maple Fork and Larry Castle of Mt. Hope; two sisters, Barbara Tomlinson of Galloway, Ohio and Stella Stover of Oak Hill; 13  grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Tyree Funeral Home, Mt. Hope, with Rev Jessie Parker officiating. Burial will follow at High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to our website at www.tyreefuneralhome. com

Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home of Mt. Hope.

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