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     Shirley J. Hamrick

     Shirley J. Hamrick, 79, of Sutton went to be with her Heavenly Father on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Braxton Memorial Hospital, Gassaway.

     She was born April 30, 1937, in Little Birch, the daughter of the late Donald Burnell & Gaythel Pauline Jackson Justus. She was also preceded in death by her brother; Billy Justus and sister; Phyllis Justus Mollohan.

     Shirley was a homemaker, a member of Long Run Baptist Church, Canfield and a 1955 Graduate of Sutton High School.

     She is survived by her husband; Raymond Dale Hamrick, sons; Randy Hamrick & wife, Linda J. and Mick Hamrick & wife, Connie Sue all of Sutton, brothers; Jack Justus & wife Marilyn of Weston, WV and Bob Justus & wife Cheryl of Massillon, Oh, grandchildren; Brad (Melissa) and Brandy all of Sutton, great-grandchildren; Nikkie and Michael.

     Memorial service will be held 1:00 pm, Wednesday, May 18, 2016  at Long Run Baptist Church, Canfield, WV with the Rev. Robey Godfrey officiating.

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

     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.

     Roger 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 were held 1:00 pm Monday, May 9, 2016 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with the Rev. Randall Griggs officiating. Burial followed at Hoover Cemetery, Sutton with graveside rite by American Legion Post #33, Sutton. Friends called 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.