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     Barbara Ellen Brown

     Barbara Ellen Brown, 66, of Birch River went to be with the Lord on September 21, 2016 at Thomas Hospice, South Charleston, WV.

     She was born November 21, 1949 in Summersville. She was preceded in death by her foster parents, the late Arie & Gracie Martin.  Also preceding her in death was her husband, Larry Steven Brown and father, Charles Woodrow DeBoard.

     Barbara was a Deli Supervisor for Kroger in Gassaway for 20 years and a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Morris, WV.

     She is survived by sons, Steven Brown, Scott Brown and Stacey Brown all of Birch River, brother, Ernest Pat DeBoard of Summersville.

     Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at Brown Cemetery Birch River with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Brown family.


     Kermit Eugene Evans

     Kermit Eugene Evans, 85, of Sutton, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2016 at his residence.

     He was born July 30, 1931 and was raised in Richwood, WV to the late Bailey & Madge Herron Evans.  

     Kermit served in the Army in Germany. After his service years, he moved to Sutton in 1955, where he had an opportunity to open a business. He provided auto mechanic services and operated a gas station for over 45 years. He not only took pride in his business, but truly enjoyed the friends he made during his time in business.

     He was proud of his family and cared for them deeply. He also had a passion for the outdoors and was an avid hunter. He was a member of Sutton Baptist Church, American Legion Post #33, Masonic Lodge-AF-AM for 50 years and was a graduate of Richwood High School.

     Kermit leaves behind his loving wife of 65 years, Patricia (Knighton) Evans; his daughter, Arwanna Burroughs and husband Ronald, his two grandchildren, Kevin Burroughs (Britnie) and Casey Moore (Levi); and great-granddaughter, Hadley Burroughs.

     Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Sutton Baptist Church, Sutton, with Rev. Dr. Allan Copenhaver and Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating. Military graveside rite followed at Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Airport Rd. Sutton with American Legion Post #33, Sutton.  Friends called 6-8 pm, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Evans family.


     Ada Maxine Rose

     Ada Maxine Rose, 93, of Birch River passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston.

     She was born March 12, 1923 in Strange Creek, WV, to the late Tom & Mary Dobbins Given. 

     Ada formerly worked for McDonald’s and was a Christian by faith.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Obed Rose, infant children, Larry, Roger and Diane, brothers, Ralph, Wayne, John, Jack, and Jimmy, sisters, Ocie, Allie, and Gaye.

     Ada is survived by her sons, James Rose (Wanda) of Astula, FL and Jerry Rose (Joyce) of Hudson, FL, 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

     Graveside services were held 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Birch River, WV.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Rose family.


     Helen Marie Jarvis

     Helen Marie Jarvis, age 71, was born in Richwood, WV on October 29, 1944. She died at home in Frametown, WV on September 15th, 2016 after her health had been deteriorating for several months. Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Marie (Frame) Holmes and Norris Nay Holmes of Sutton. Also preceding her in death are her brother, Jimmy Dale Holmes, sister, Diana Jean Akers (Joe), and two infant siblings: Billy Jo Holmes and Sharon Rose Holmes.

     She is survived by her daughter, Danielle Monique Jarvis of Hillsboro, WV, step-daughter, Alma Faye Flint (Don) of Salisbury, NC, as well as her sister, Ruby Alane Morris (David) of Dille and a brother, Carlos Brent Holmes (Brenda) of Sutton. She is also survived by loving grandchildren, Jessica Dawn, Mandy Lee, Lucy, Zach, Garith, and Sammy, great-grandchildren, Brook and Colton.

     Her body has been cremated and a small memorial service in her honor for the family will be held at a later time.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Jarvis family.


     Sebert Wyne

     Sebert Wyne, 78, of Erbacon, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Braxton Health Care Center, Sutton.

     He was born in December 19, 1937 in Erbacon, the son of the late John Orville & Sceretha Susan Fowler Wyne. He was also preceded in death by his brothers; Delbert, Cecil, and Freeman, sisters; Gaye, Myrtle, Flora Belle, and Wanda Belle.

     Sebert was a Forman and Masonry in construction work and a Baptist by faith.

     He is survived by his daughters; Darlene Bender (Benjamin) of Sutton, Susie Jordan of Birch River, and Mary Ware of Diana, WV, sister; Emma Jean Wyne, sister-in-law; Louisa Wyne of Sutton, several nieces and nephews, special cousin; Bernard & Zenda Wyne, special friends; Ruby Cutlip, Gary Lee Cutlip, James (Wildman) Adkins, Eugene Clifton, Norma Cutlip, Shermin & Opal Dodrill, Audrey Keener.

     Funeral service were held 1:00 pm, Monday, September 19, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Rodney England  officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery, Birch River. Friends called one hour before the service at the funeral home.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Wyne family.


     Lydia Lynnette Brown

     Lydia Lynnette Brown, 52, of Little Birch, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

     She was born September 23, 1963 in Beckley, the daughter of the Peggy Lambert Basham of Summersville and the late Omer Charles Basham. She is also preceded in death by her daughter; Misty Lei Basham.

     Lydia was a secretary for Nicholas County Career & Technical School, a 1981 Graduate of Nicholas County High School, a Graduate of Glenville and Liberty University’s and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Morris, WV.

     She is survived by her husband; Kevin Wayne Brown, son; Adam David Brown of Morgantown, daughter; Erin Michelle Brown of Summersville, brother; Ricky Wayne McCutchen of Summersville, sister; Beth Ann Anderson of Mt. Lookout, half sister; Susan Heatherly of Jonesville, SC, father-in-law & mother-in-law; Charlie & Loraine Brown of Birch River.

     Family will have a memorial service in Lydia’s honor at a later date.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Brown family.


     Geneva May Keener Green

     Geneva May Keener Green, 77, of Sutton passed away Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Braxton Health Care Center.

     She was born to the late Dewey and India Kenner in Braxton County, WV on September 11, 1938. Also, preceding her in death are her sisters, Ruth Hyer, Nell Jane James, and Madelyn Jean Squires.

     She was a Christian by faith.

     Geneva is survived by her husband; Minyard Ray Green, son; Timothy Ray Green (Angie), brothers; Russell Kenner (Thelma), Jackie H. Keener, George Keener (Audrey), Dewey Keener (Nancy), sisters; Rose Dennison (George), and Mary Jo Knicely, grandchildren; Travis, Adam, Abby, and Noah.

     Funeral services were held 2 pm, Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial followed at the Braxton County Cemetery, Sutton. Friends called one hour before the services at the funeral home.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to serving the Green family. 


   Freddie Lee Russell

    Freddie Lee Russell, 85, of Birch River, WV, passed away Wednesday September 7, 2016 at his residence. He was born Aril 24, 1931 to the late Noble and Macil Irene McCoy Russell. Also, preceding him is death were his wife Glendora Hamrick Russell, brother Bill Russell, sisters Janet Barnett and Jewell Ann Carr.

    Freddie is survived by his son Rex Russell of Albuquerque, NM, daughter Cindy McDaniel of Birch River, WV, brothers Paul Russell of Hannibal, MS, Jay D. Russell of Birch River, WV, sisters Nancy Gribble of Birch River, WV, Wanda Fisher of Birch River, WV, Bernice Gribble of Scottsdale, VA,  Ruby O’Quinn of Cowen, WV, and Roseland Squire of LaGrange, OH, and granddaughter Krystle Hanisin. He served in the US Army in Korea and later worked in the Uranium Mines for Homesteak Company in Grant, NM. He attended New Hope Baptist Church, Birch River, WV.

    Graveside services were held at the Walker Cemetery, Keener’s Ridge, WV at 2 o’clock p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016 with Rev. Larry Coffman officiating. 

      Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Russell family.


     George Burton Pierson

     George Burton Pierson, 89, passed into his eternal home, on September 2, 2016 at his home in Stuart, VA. He was born February 28, 1927 in Gassaway, WV to the late John and Erma Johnson Pierson. Also, preceding him in death were his wife, Kelsie Bonnett Pierson, and his sister Ruth Ellen Smith.

      Burton is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Robert Reynolds of Stuart, VA, two grandsons, Seth and Logan Reynolds also of Stuart, a sister, Rosa Lee Blake of Frametown, WV and his brother and sister-in-law, William J. “Bill” and Betty Pierson of Vienna, WV; several nieces and nephews; and his special caregiver, Darlene Mills. He served in the U S Navy during the end of WW II. He was a member of Hope Baptist Church, Frametown, WV. A perfect day for Burton was to bike and  hike the outdoors and enjoy God’s creation.   

     Funeral services were held Monday, September 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Rich DeMastus and Rev. Bobby Goldsburg officiating. Burial followed at the Middle Run Cemetery Frametown, WV. Family received friends Monday, September 5, 2016 from 11:00am until service time at 1:00pm at Hope Baptist Church in Frametown.

    The family suggest donations to: Hope Baptist Church 7243 Elk River Road, Frametown, WV 26623.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Pierson family.


     Wendy Lynn Jackson Edgell

     Wendy Lynn Jackson Edgell, 37, of Little Birch went to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Charleston General Hospital, Charleston.

     She was born August 25, 1979, in Charleston, the daughter of Roger Eugene & Loretta Burton Jackson.

     Wendy was a homemaker, loving mother, a best friend, and a member of Little Birch Community Church.

     She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather; Elmer E. “Billy” Jackson, maternal grandparents; Harry Jake Burton & Moleta Burton, grandchild; Waylon Travis Edgell.

     Wendy is survived by her parents, husband; Travis Edgell, son; George William Edgell (Mariah) of Little Birch, daughters; Jessica Dawn Edgell, DeeDee Ann Edgell, Gracie-Mae Morgan Edgell, and Destani Hope Edgell all at home, paternal grandmother; Thelma Long Jackson of Little Birch, sisters; Amy Jackson and Lisa Jackson Peters both of Little Birch, grandchildren; Brently Wade Edgell and Rylan Baker, special niece; Lillie Peters.

     Funeral services were held 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016  at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Phillip Chandler officiating. Burial followed at Jackson Cemetery, Little Birch. Friends called 2 hours before the service at the funeral home.

     Greene- Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Edgell family.


     Earl Blaine Geary

     Earl Blaine Geary, 82, of Sutton, passed away on August 20, 2016 at United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, WV.

     He was born January 5, 1934 in Clay County, WV the son of the late Earl Blaine and Marie Engle Geary.

     He and his family moved to Braxton County when Blaine was 6 years old.He dearly enjoyed his hunting buddies and time spent at the camp.     Blaine retired from C& P Telephone company with 35 years of service. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy. Blaine was a proud Charter member of Sutton Volunteer Fire Department.  

     He is survived by his loving wife; M. O’Dessa Davis Geary, son’s: Stephen Bruce Geary and George Blaine Geary both of Exchange, daughter’s: Linda Keener of Gassaway, and Elizabeth Null of Charleston,5 grandchildren; James V. Keener, III, Croix Blaine Keener, Ashley Marie Geary, Coby Lee Null, and Tyson McRae Null.

      Memorial Graveside services were held Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00pm with Rev. Dale Harper, officiating in the Sutton Cemetery. There was be no visitation.

     Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV is humbled to be serving the Geary family