Roger Lee Rhodes
Roger Lee Rhodes, 68, of Sutton went home to be with his Lord on May 4, 2016 at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.
He was born August 14, 1948 in Sutton to Shirley Ray & Mary Louise Jackson Rhodes.
Rogar was a Maintenance Supervisor for the Corp of Engineers, a Disabled Army Veteran and a member of Little Birch Southern Baptist Church. He loved Coon hunting, restoring Mopar Classic and Antique Cars and singing Gospel Music with his wife, Peggy and blessing so many people with it.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Sue Short Rhodes, parents, Shirley Ray & Mary Louise Jackson Rhodes of Little Birch, sons, Roger Douglas Rhodes of Clover, SC, Christopher Lee Rhodes of Gassaway, Anthony Brian Rhodes of Jane Lew, WV, Theodore Robert Bender (Tiffany Taylor) of Mt. Nebo, WV, Joshua John Bender (Telenna) of Buckhannon, WV, grandchildren, Shawn, Madeline, Alex, Marissa, Zach, Emily, Aubrium and Leo, brothers, Leland Ray Rhodes (Carolyn) and Edwin Gale Rhodes (Wilma) all of Little Birch, sister, Charlotte Lynn Taylor (Lyndon) of Little Birch, and several other loving family members.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, May 9, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Randall Griggs officiating. Burial will follow at Hoover Cemetery, Sutton with graveside rite by American Legion Post #33, Sutton. Friends may call two hours prior the service at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Rhodes family.
Erika Ella Keener
Erika Ella Keener, 79, of Frametown, on a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky, April 18, 2016, a day that all of us felt lucky to be alive, she gently passed away. She was released after a short stay at Ruby Memorial and every day and night her husband cared for her, holding her hand and trading her kisses for bites of her favorite foods. She spent the last month of her life at home surrounded by her loved ones, laughing, telling amazing stories, eating lemon meringue pie and enjoying the last beautiful spring of her life. Her husband said the night before she passed that she stared into his eyes and smiled. It was in this moment that the brightest of lights shone upon them. Seeing this love has been an inspiration to all. To those touched by it, it is one of the greatest love stories ever told.
She was born on July 23, 1936, on a warm day in Manheim, Germany the daughter of the late George and Elisabeth Simons.
Erika as a young girl in 1942 the war had begun and many days followed where she lived in darkness with the sound of bombs. She described a day where she heard the bomb sirens go off and instead of hiding under her desk as instructed, she ran home. The school was destroyed that day, but she lived. Her childhood was spent in fear, but not without love. A few years later her brother, George, brought home an American soldier, who would become her husband. He said the very moment that he saw her that he knew they would marry and she said the same, their love transcending the barrier of language.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie H. Keener, one son, Jackie Keener & wife Teresa of Frametown, three sisters, Elfriede, Marlene and Wilgard and one baby brother, Dieter, granddaughter, Jennifer Ellen Keener of Charleston, whom she raised as her own along side Jennifers’ sister, Elizabeth Keener, who lived gently and passed too soon. She is survived by Jennifers’ and Elizabeths’ children: Tristan, Machaela, Erik, Rhiannon, Rodney and Zuriah each of whom she loved as her own. She is survived by granddaughter, Jillian Eve Keener of Nashville, TN and her children, Aidan, Aliahs and Lillan Faye, granddaughter, India Henline & husband Bryan of Weston and their son, Lance, grandson, Jacob Keener and his girlfriend, Lauryl of Morgantown, grandchildren, Daniel and Shaina Currence, Jason and Danielle Currence, Britney Bowen and her children, John Daniel, Eva Grace, Isabella and Zoey.
Early on she and Jackie became foster parents. She is survived by over 100 foster children who she raised as her own. Erika Ella Keener, Mammaw, Mommy Ricky, was a mother to so many. She would speak fondly of all of the children who came into her home, remembering their names, their special stories and loving each one of them when they needed it the most. Living in the spirit of love she would say, “Suffer the little children to come unto me…” She would want each of you to know that she watches over you and that you are important and loved.
She would have you to remember that everything in this world that you can buy or own can be lost in the blink of an eye. It is only love that survives all things.
We celebrated her life at 6:00 pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Hope Baptist Church in Frametown, WV. We hope that each of you joined us in the celebration of a life lived with love and laughter.
Donations or flowers were accepted. Donations may be made to: Jackie Keener, 707 Upper Mill Creek Rd. Frametown, WV 26623 or made at Premier Bank in Gassaway, WV in Erika’s honor.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Keener family.
Maggie Elizabeth Ferrebee
Maggie Elizabeth Ferrebee, 89, of Sutton passed away peacefully on April 16, 2016 at Clay Health Care Center, Ivydale , WV. She was born on December 6, 1926 in Widen, WV to the late Joseph Lorenzo and Laura Dickey Wilson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and loving husband of 56 years Richard Ferrebee, brothers, Pat, Foster, and Roy Wilson and her sister, Madeline.
Surviving her is her great-nephew and caregiver Justin Rhodes (Cassandra) of Sutton, sister, Marie Rhodes of Sutton.
Mrs. Ferrebee was cremated and a burial of her cremains will be held at a later date.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to serve the Ferrebee family.
Mary Williams, 59, of Glenville passed away April 12, 2016 at Stonewall Jackson Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born August 1, 1956 in Sutton, was a homemaker and Christian by faith.
Mary is preceded in death by her loving husband, Lawrence Delbert Williams.
She is survived by her mother, Mamie F, Smith, two brothers, Larry Weese and Ronnie Smith, and several nieces and nephews.
Upon Mary’s request she will be cremated and buried with her husband, Lawrence.
Memorial service in Mary’s honor was held 2:00 pm, April 24, 2016 at Little Kanawha Independent Church, Burnsville.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Williams/Smith families.
Patricia Wooddell Kendall
Patricia Wooddell Kendall, 78, of Little Birch passed away March 30, 2016 at Braxton Health Care & Rehab. Center, Sutton.
She was born June 28, 1937 in Sutton, WV, the daughter of the late Wayne & Pauline Facemire Wooddell.
Patricia was a homemaker and a Baptist by faith. She attended Delta Airlines Travel School as a Flight Attendant.
She is survived by her husband, Emil Facemire, sons, William (Bill) Kendall (Laurie), Thomas (Thommy) Kendall (Sheri) all of Houston Texas, brother, Keith Wooddell (Charlotte) of Corydon, Indiana, sister, Nancy Conner (Paul) of South Hill Virginia, grandchildren, Elisa Kendall, Maddi Kendall, Nate Kendall.
Funeral services were held 3:00 PM Sunday, April 3, 2015, at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Rich Demastus officiating. Family received friends one hour before the service.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kendall family.
Harold Michael Wood
Harold Michael Wood, 51, of Birch River, passed away on March 29th, 2016.
Born April 16, 1964, Harold was the loving son of Charles (Brenda) Wood of Nettie and Sharon (Anthony) Nulty of Birch River.
In addition to his parents, left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Samantha Wood of Culpeper, VA., and his step-daughter, Tara Walker of Manassas, VA., his grandchildren, Taylor, Tristan, Montana and Caylb, his brothers, Donald (Laurie) Wood of Haw River, NC, Dwayne (Cheryl) Wood of North Troy, VT, his sisters, Tina (Ron) Mooney of Liberty, WV, step-siblings, Tim (Lisa) McMillion, Dwayne (Jackie) McMillion, Michelle (David) Bartlett all of Madison, NC, his grandfather, Olen Rose of Birch River. Harold was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. As well as many friends.
Harold was a free spirited, loving and giving person who lived life to the fullest.
Funeral services were held 4:00 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Randall Griggs officiating. Burial followed at Rose Cemetery, Birch River. Friends called one hour prior at the funeral home.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled to be serving the Wood family.