Treva Juanita Berry, 86 years old, passed away July 7, 2017 at her home in Heaters, WV surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 16, 1930 at Dingy WV, the daughter of the late Ray and Floda White. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Willadene Moyers.
Treva graduated from Normantown High School and went on to become a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker for her family. She was a devout Christian and long standing member of Sutton Baptist Church where she became the first female usher. Her passions included gardening, cooking, quilting and surrounding herself with grandchildren during holidays and frequent visits to her home. To this day, annual family reunions are held at her childhood home in Crooked Fork, WV. Remembered for her calm and reassuring demeanor, as well as her infectious sense of humor, Treva will be greatly missed by her family.
She is survived by her husband John Lee Berry whom she married January 7, 1951, as well as one daughter Mary Ann Wilmoth and husband Mark of Clarksburg, three sons, Stephen Berry and wife Karen of Fairmont, Robert Berry and wife Debra of Randolph, Maine, and John D. Berry of Sutton. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Shawn Berry, Kevan Nipper and husband Jason, Rebecca Berry and husband Dean Spencer, Erica Berry, Melissa Maybush, Jesse Berry and wife Danielle, and Cassandra Robbins and husband Byron. Treva was also blessed with ten great-grandchildren.
Treva was the eldest of twelve siblings. Surviving are three brothers, Kenneth White of Cedarville, Dana White and wife Caren of Normantown, Austin White and wife Gerry of Gassaway, seven sisters, Fay Marks and husband Wilbur of Little Hocking, OH, June Shaffer and husband Charles of Stow, OH, Kay Henline and husband Doug of Normantown, Nina Stump of Flint, Michigan, Marjorie Born of Perkins, Connie Gainer and husband Gary of Weston, and Joyce Fisher and husband Larry of Perkins.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sutton Baptist Church, Sutton with Rev. Dr. Allen Copenhaver officiating. Family will receive friends Monday, July 10, from 6-8 pm at the church and one hour prior to services. Burial will follow at the Sutton Cemetery, Sutton.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donation be made to: WV Hospice Caring, P.O. Box 323 Burnsville, WV 26335 and/ or Sutton Baptist Church 506 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601.
“But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD”.
Greene-Robertson Funeral home is humbled to have served the Berry family.
Clarence Edward Woodell, Jr.
Clarence Edward Woodell, Jr., 66, of Frametown passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at his residence.
He was born April 25, 1951, in Sutton to Dolly Mae Woodell & the late Clarence Edward Woodell, Sr. Also preceding him in death were his paternal grandparents, Ollie Hosey and Reese Woodell, maternal grandparents, Robert and Lula Coombs.
Clarence was a 21 year retired Army and Navy veteran of Vietnam, Lebanon and Granada Wars where he was in Special Forces and was a Navy Medic where he received a Purple Heart and 4 Commendations.
Clarence is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Mullens Woodell; mother, Dolly M. Coombs Woodell of Centerville, TN; son, Clarence Edward Woodell, III of Ashtabula, OH, step-son, Brent Boley of Salt Rock, WV; daughter, Dana Woodell Frame Mifflin of Richwood, WV; half brother, Richard Lee Stewart; sisters, Phyllis Lorraine Tickle and Kathyrn Belle Woodell both of Centerville, TN and Susan Eileen Woodell of Ankorage, AK; grandchildren, Jennever Frame, Terry Frame, James Frame, Tracey Frame, Frank "Obie" Mifflin, III, Sawyer Boley and Evelyn Boley and Destiny Woodell.
Funeral service were held 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton with Rev. Rich Demastus officiating. Family received friends one hour before services. Military Navy Honor Guard graveside rite followed at Hoover Cemetery, Sutton, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled have served the Woodell family.
Judith "Judy" Kay Skidmore
Judith Kay “Judy” Skidmore, 72, of Sutton, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on June 20, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on April 20, 1945 in Charleston, WV the daughter of the late Harold & Marjorie Conley Cochran.
Judy worked as a C&P Telephone operator, but for most of her life she was a clerk of Sutton Feed and Hardware Store. She was a 1963 graduate of Sutton High School where she enjoyed the annual reunions and seeing her classmates. Judy loved the Lord and dedicated over 40 years of her life to being a member and choir director for Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton and was a secretary for Weston District of United Methodist Churches.
She is survived by her loving husband, George F. Skidmore; son, Eric Skidmore (Missy) of Sutton; daughter, Kathryn L. Greenlief (Mike) of Gassaway; sisters, Barbara Nettles, Janice Wilson both of Cross Lanes, WV; grandchildren, Cody Greenlief, Lexy Greenlief, Jason Skidmore, Ryan Rader, Skyler Rader (Brittney); great-grandchildren, Leah Rader and Brayden Rader.
Memorial service in her honor was held 3:00 pm on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Christ Church United Methodist, Sutton with Rev. Doug Smailes officiating. The family suggest donations to: Braxton County Life Center c/o Christ Church United Methodist 188 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601. Judy's family suggest making donations in her name to Braxton County Family Life Center c/o Christ Church United Methodist 188 Main Street Sutton, WV 26601.
The family of Judith Kay Skidmore would like all those who attend the service to join them for food and fellowship after the service in the church hall.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Skidmore family.
Charles C. "Buster" Hickman
Charles C. “Buster” Hickman, 86, of Houston, TX passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017.
He was born January 22, 1931, in Villanova, WV to the late Harvey & Mary Hickman. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Bernadine Mitchell and Robert Hickman; a sister, Virginia Hickman.
Buster joined the Air Force in 1952 and served four years in the Korean War as a pilot. After leaving the service he worked for AT&T traveling the east coast for ten years. Moving back to WV he became a independent insurance investigator and adjuster for several major insurance companies serving the West Virginia and Ohio Valleys for forty years. In semi-retirement he moved to Houston, TX to be with his son and his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Vicky Hickman & fiancé (Ralph McLaughlin), and son, Ricky Hickman all of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Wayne of Winnsboro, TX, Jacob and Miranda of Houston, TX; great-grandchildren, Justin, Jannah and Jude of Winnsboro, TX, Madison, Charles and Dexter of Houston, TX. Also surviving him were brothers, Basil Hickman of Clay, WV and Burton Hickman of WV; sister, Kay Eagle of Birch River, WV.
Graveside memorial service in his honor was held 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Harris Cemetery, Bays, WV with Rev. Linn Schiefer officiating.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbled have served the Hickman family.
Joe Davis "Jody" McPherson
“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Joe Davis “Jody” McPherson, passed away on June 5, 2017, at the age of 64, in Sutton, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Theresa McPherson, and his mother-in-law Dorothy Young.
Joe was born on February 19, 1953 in Sutton, where he was well-known and loved by many in his community. As a young boy, he attended Sutton Elementary School, building numerous early and lifelong friendships. He was a Boy Scout in Troop 101, and first found his love of fishing on a scouting trip to Canada. Joe enjoyed the water, and spent his youth skiing and boating on the newly constructed Sutton Lake. He attended Sutton High School, and later the new Braxton High School, where he excelled in football. He often fondly reminisced with friends about his high school years, pouring through the pages of his old yearbooks.
After graduating high school in 1971, Joe enrolled in Fairmont State, and was later employed. Many humorous and warm stories over the years came from his employment at Michael Baker, Oneida Coal Company, Kimberly Industries, Evergreen, and Braxton County Senior Center, where he was well-thought of and loved for his kindness and quiet sense of humor.
Joe married Patricia in 1982, and they built a life with their daughter Katie in Sutton. He was known for his pride in their home and property, adding special wood features to their home and growing a bountiful garden, creating tasty dishes from their harvest. The beautiful Sutton Lake was a special part of their lives, and they spent many long days boating and camping there. They loved traveling together, and visited many iconic sights, such as New York City, Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and fishing with Katie in Homer Spit, Alaska.
Friendship was important to Joe, and he cherished his annual fishing trip to Williams River with his buddy, Bob Harris. Joe was artistic and often crafted amazing woodworking projects, such as tables, vases, cutting boards, and even fishing nets, giving them to his friends and family as gifts or for fundraisers.
Joe was caring and often volunteered his time at the United Christian Food Pantry in Gassaway, WV, and at the Cantina of Christ Church United Methodist, where he worshipped for many years. He also recently attended Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Gassaway.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia McPherson, and daughter, Katherine Janiece “Katie” McPherson. He leaves behind his father-in-law, Gerald Young in Pennsylvania, cousins, Jeff McPherson in Texas, Bec Smith in Alaska, Wesley McPherson in Nevada, Matt Davis in Michigan, Andi McClaren in Wisconsin, Gary Davis in North Carolina, William Davis in Massachusetts, sister-in-law, Cathy Eaton and brother-in-law, Gus Eaton in Pennsylvania, niece, Chelsy Eaton and nephew, Elijah Eaton in Pennsylvania, and many caring friends who have been so supportive of Patricia and Katie.
Memorial services was held 1:00 PM. June 24, at the Davis Presbyterian Church in Gassaway, with Pastor Barbara Accord officiating. Visitation began at 11:00 AM until service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sutton Public Library 500 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601; Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church 206 Birch St. Gassaway, WV 26624; or Sutton Fire Department 403 Main St. Sutton, WV 26601.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the McPherson family.