Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 1:58 pm
The Messenger, November 28, 2011
Madge Elizabeth (Stone) Roberts, 97, passed away Nov. 27, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Carolyn (Roberts) Alexander of Greeneville.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Protemus Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Troy, with burial following in Cobb’s Chapel Cemetery near Hornbeak.
Pallbearers will be Terry Roberts, Richard Stone, Bill Stone, David Alexander, Harris Pitts, Joshua Alexander and Stephen Marbry.
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home in Greeneville is in charge of arrangements.
Friends may call at the church 6-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Mrs. Roberts was born Oct. 2, 1914, in Obion County, daughter of the late Henry Calvin and Lillie Mai Stone, and lived all her life in Obion County, except for the last three years while being cared for by Mrs. Alexander.
She was a graduate of the former Dixie High School, as were her husband and her daughter, and she had worked as a supervisor for the former Salant & Salant in both Troy and Obion. Her plan had been to assist her daughter to obtain a college degree and then retire, however, she enjoyed working so much she stayed for 26 years. Mrs. Roberts loved traveling and accompanied her daughter on a trip to Japan and China in 1987.
For more than 50 years, Mrs. Roberts held offices in Protemus Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was pianist, Sunday school teacher, elder and clerk of the session. She took on many of the responsibilities of the church after the passing of her husband, Cecil Roberts, who died in October 1986 at the age of 75.
She is survived by her daughter; three grandchildren and their spouses, David Dale and Susan Alexander of Troy, Dudley Don and Deborah Alexander of Memphis and Elizabeth and Eddie Derry of Greeneville; six great-grandchildren and their spouses, David Dale Alexander III and his wife, Kristen Alexander, and Annie and Harris Pitts, all of Troy, Joshua and Brittany Alexander of Memphis and Stephen Marbry, Brenda Marbry and Kathrine Marbry, all of Greeneville; 10 precious great-great-grandchildren; three nephews; and her niece.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Dudley Stone of Obion County; and her son-in-law, the Rev. Don Alexander of Greeneville.