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Edgar ‘Eddie’ Roberts, age 67, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, July 01, 2011 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was born on May 28, 1944 in Sullivan County, Tennessee to the late Clyde and Maude Clark Roberts. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael Dean Eskridge. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Eddie is survived by his wife of 46 years, Thelma Roberts; daughters, Brenda Carol Stout and husband, Troy, and Debra Icenhour of Mountain City, Tennessee; son, Ronald Widener and wife, Dixie, of Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee; brother, Fred Roberts and wife, Flo, of Abingdon, Virginia; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and his musical friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 8:00 p.m. with Pastors Mike Bowers, R.D. Watson and Garnet Rodgers officiating.
Graveside service and interment were conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Park in Damascus, Virginia. Active pallbearers were selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were staff of Amedisys Home Health.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, c/o Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 8990 Hwy 91 N., Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680.
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The family of Edgar ‘Eddie’ Roberts has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.