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     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 will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, near Sutton with Rev. Bryon Bukovesky officiating. Friends may call 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.


     Johnny Lawrence Barnette

     Johnny Lawrence Barnette, 61, of Sutton passed away unexpectedly at his residence.

     He was born July 27, 1953 the son of the late Laley & Bonnie Hoover Barnette. He was also preceded in death by his sister; Nancy Crowder and his son-in-law; David McCallister.

     Johnny was a Disabled Army Veteran and a Christian by faith.

     Left to cherish his memory is his sons; John Barnette of Sutton, Josh Barnette (Haley) of Bluefield, daughters; Carrie Ammons (Kevin) of Morgantown, Michelle McCallister of Sutton, step daughters; Suzanne Stover (Randy) of Fenwick, WV, Carrie Barnette (Jamie), Ammie Stubbs (Ronald) all of North Carolina, brothers; Leonard Barnette of Myrtle Beach, SC, Gary Barnette of Charleston, WV, sisters; Bobbie Gibson of Tesla, Karen Collins of Wilkes Barre, PA, 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

     Funeral services were held 1:00 pm Thursday June 25, 2015 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating. Burial followed at Meadow Hill Cemetery, Tesla. Family  received friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home.

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


     Bonnie Faye Brady

     Bonnie Faye Brady, 61, of Frametown passed away surrounded by her family on June 16, 2015 at her residence after a long illness. 

     She was born August 30, 1953 in Sutton the daughter of Dorothy Mae Dancy Brady and the late James Edmund Brady. She was also preceded in death by her two brothers; William J. Brady and Alva Glenn Brady.

     Bonnie resided in Frametown with her many birds that she considered her children, living her life to devoutly care for them.

     She is survived by her mother; Dorothy Mae Brady of Frametown, brothers; James Ray Brady, Bradley Allen Brady and Ronnie Dale Brady all of Duck, sisters; Barbara Ellen Brady of Hurricane, Sharon Louise Broyles of Beckley, Wilma Jean Brady of Duck and Melissa Ann Brooks of Sugar Grove, Va, and several nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton. Burial followed in the Fitzwater Cemetery, Swandale, WV. Family received friends one hour prior the service at the funeral home.

     Family suggest donations be made to: Hospice Care Corporation P.O. Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335.

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


     Betty L. Thomas

     Betty L. Thomas ,90 , of Sutton passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her family. 

     She was born February 23, 1925, in Harrison County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late H.R. and Elzena Cochran Hatfield.

     Betty was an Educator for the Braxton County Board of Education with 30 years of service teaching at all area high schools, Gassaway, Sutton and Braxton. She was a 67 year member of Sutton Baptist Church where she held several positions including women’s mission society, she also was a member of Sutton Garden Club, and member of the Sutton Lions Club.

      She is survived by her husband of 67years John F. Thomas, Jr., son; Dr. David W. Thomas (Tamra) of Charleston, daughter; Susan Royer (Stephen) of York, PA, seven grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

       The family would like to give a special thanks to Hospice Care Corp. of Burnsville for their compassionate care of Betty for the last 6 months.

      Memorial service were held 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 6, 2015 at Sutton Baptist Church with the Dr. Allan Copenhaver officiating. Burial followed at Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.

       In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to Hospice Care Corp. P.O. Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335.

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