Raymond James Westfall
Raymond James Westfall, 80, of Sutton passed away at his residence on July 24, 2015.
He was born July 31, 1934 in Sutton, the son of the late Riley James & Bertha Ellen Conrad Westfall. He was also preceded in death by his by his loving wife of 44 years Sherley Ann Dempsey, daughter; Kay Westfall and son; Mike Westfall,.
Raymond worked different jobs during his life, lastly working with his brothers at Westfall Construction Company.
Left to cherish his memory is his sons; Su Robert Dempsey, Charles “Sam” Dempsey and wife Regena all of Sutton, James Robert Westfall of Barberton,OH, daughters; Connie Westfall of Barberton, OH, and Charlotte Coffman of Little Birch, WV, brother; John Henry Westfall and wife Della of Sutton, 9 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday July 27, 2015 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Burial will follow at Tinney Cemetery, Sutton. Family will receive friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Westfall-Dempsey family.
Virginia Margret Rhodes
Virginia Margret Rhodes, 90, of Elkins formally of Sutton passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Nellas Nursing Home in Elkins, WV.
She was born on June 17, 1925 in Howesville, WV, the daughter of the late James Kelley & Ora Grace Britton Rhodes. She is also preceded in death by her brothers; George, Floyd Earl, Jimmy, Everett, Elwood, sisters; Betty, Maxine, Helen, grandson; Chris.
Virginia is survived by her son; Randy Donohue and wife Robin of Elkins, daughter; Carolyn Sue Byerly of Elkins, brother; Phil Rhodes of Conyers, GA, granddaughter; Angie, great grandchildren; Courtney, Shelby, Alexis, Shawn, one great-great grandchild.
Memorial services were held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating. There was a gathering of family and friends at 12:00 pm noon at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rhodes-Donohue family.
Emma Jean Wyatt Riffle Hassinger
Emma Jean (Wyatt) Riffle Hassinger, 88, passed away peacefully at the Valley Center Nursing Home, in South Charleston, WV, on July 5, 2015. She was born and lived the majority of her life in Braxton County, WV.
Jean was a retired caregiver at Health Haven, Akron, Ohio and in her later years was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Lee and Rhoda Lee (Boone) Wyatt; husbands, Henry Vincent (Vin) Riffle and Robert (Bob) Hassinger; sisters, Erlice and husband Walter Westfall, Elva and husband John Hyer, Evelyn and husband Ramey Nutter, Zelda and husband Harold Bright and Eva June; brothers, Hertzel, Everett and a brother who died in infancy; and great grandson, Jeremy Lee McCoy.
Surviving her are her loving daughter, Jo and husband Kenneth A. Coombs of St. Albans, WV; granddaughters, Angela Coombs of Heaters, Christina Patten of Glenville and Kimberly Yeddulayyagari of Bluffton, SC. Also surviving are nine great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, near Sutton with Rev. Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Friends called 12:00 noon Thursday July 9, at Greene-Robertson Funeral, Sutton.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Hassinger family.
Aubrey Clinton Robertson
Aubrey Clinton Robertson, 92, of Charleston, WV formerly of Sutton, WV passed away peacefully on June 22, 2015 at the Arthur B. Hodges Center, Edgewood Summit.
Aubrey Clinton Robertson was born April 14, 1923 in Arista a small coal mining community in Mercer County, WV. This was home for three years until moving to Matoaka, WV a community that supported fourteen coal mining operations.
After graduating from Matoaka High School, Aubrey worked in the US Post Office and a local grocery store until joining the Navy in 1943. The USS Boyle Destroyer became his home for the next three years. The Navy provided travel and adventures of the invasions of Africa, Italy, Sicily and Southern France. Then the opportunity came for a transfer to the Pacific Ocean with a base at Okinawa. During this time the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and the USS Boyle was responsible for patrolling the Battleship Missouri as the Surrender of Japan/Peace Tready was signed.
Discharged from the Navy in 1946, Aubrey married Talma C. Perkins. During their marriage, Aubrey attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1949. His career began at the Wilson Funeral Home in Charleston and he worked next in Logan at the Harris Funeral Home. In 1960, the Berry & Son Funeral Home in Sutton was purchased and became known as the Robertson Funeral Home for 41 years. The funeral home has continued as family owned under the name Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with a total of 154 years with Steven Jeffers as present owner.
While living in Sutton, Aubrey was a member of the Christ Church United Methodist and was the church treasurer for 17 years. He was a member of the Sutton Lion’s Club for 45 years. Aubrey also served for 10 years in the Braxton County Commission and was President of the Commission for two terms. He also served as a Trustee for the Sutton Cemetery for 35 years. He was an active member of the Central West Virginia Funeral Director’s Association and the WV Funeral Directors Association.
While living at Edgewood Summit, Aubrey was well known to all the residence. He served as the first floor A-Wing representative and the Edgewood Activities Committee. Aubrey was instrumental in coordinating and obtaining speakers for the Men’s Breakfast.
Aubrey and Talma Robertson moved to Charleston, Edgewood Summit, in October2001 and in April 2002 Talma died. The Robertson's have two children; a son, Gordon, living in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife Sue, and a daughter, Abby living in St. Albans with her husband Bill Heid. Amy Ortiz (husband, John) and Rachel Dotson (husband, Tim) are his two granddaughters, one great-grandaughter, Paloma Ortiz; and one surviving brother, Dwight C. Robertson (wife, Freda) in Alexandria, VA.
A celebration of Aubrey’s life wree held at Edgewood Summit from 2-3:30 pm on Friday, June 26 in the Multi-Purpose room.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday June 27 at 1 p.m. at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV, with Dr. Rev. Frank Shomo officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment immediately followed in Sutton Cemetery with military rites.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Edgewood Summit Residence Association; make notation on donation, checks should be made out to Edgewood Summit and mailed to 300 Baker Lane, Charleston, WV 25302.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Robertson family.
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