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Robert John Franklin Robertson

Mr. Robert John Franklin Robertson of Henrico Road, Buffalo Junction  died Saturday, July 7, at his residence at the age of 87.

Mr. Robertson was born in Halifax County on Aug. 28, 1924 to the late Mr. Earnest Robertson and Mrs. Mattie Downey Robertson. He was married to the late Mrs. Sallie Ragland Robertson and was a member of White Oak Fork Baptist Church.

Mr. Robertson is survived by two sons, Mr. Marvin Ragland and wife Emma of Virgilina and Mr. Alphonso Robertson and wife Wilhemia of Radford, N.C.; five daughters, Ms. Frances L. Robertson of Falls Church, Mrs. Pauline Wilkins and husband Scott of Virgilina, Mrs. Mabel Betts and husband Ronnie of Oxford, N.C., Mrs. Lucinda Gregory and husband Clarence of Buffalo Junction, and Mrs. Debra Williams and husband Michael of Chase City; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one devoted sister, Mrs. Ruby Coleman of Halifax; one sister-in-law, Ms. Grace Miller; two brothers-in-law, Mr. James Coleman and Mr. William Miller; two devoted caregivers, Mr. Demetrius Morrow and Ms. Breyana Ferrell, both of Buffalo Junction; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one son, Mr. Earnest Robertson; one daughter, Ms. Jeraldine Robertson; five sisters, Mrs. Frances Lovelace, Mrs. Elizabeth Chandler, Mrs. Blanche Medley, Mrs. Mary Womack and Mrs. Selma Terry; and one brother, Mr. Lenzy Robertson.

Funeral services for Mr. Robertson will be Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 2 p.m. at White Oak Fork Baptist Church with the Rev. Glenn Faulkner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends Wednesday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home and all other times at the residence, 4220 Henrico Road, Buffalo Junction, VA.

Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.