Thomasville Times Enterprise


April 2, 2014

Sharon G. Roberts

— Sharon Gayle Roberts, 71, of Ellijay, died Wednesday March 26, 2014, at her home in Ellijay, after an extended illness, where she had been under family and Hospice care, and special Hospice loving care from her Hospice volunteer Mary Anne Rankenburg. At the time of her death, Sharon was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ellijay. Mrs. Roberts was born in Ocilla on Dec. 5, 1942, to the late Vinton Griner and Gussie Mixon Griner of Ocilla. She grew up in Ocilla and was a graduate of Irwin County High School. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Dale Roberts, of Ellijay; one daughter, D’Lynn Roberts Tidwell, of Bell Buckle, Tenn.; two sons, Timothy Roberts, of Thomasville, Michael Roberts of Ellijay; one brother, Melvin Griner, of Ocilla, one sister, Holli Martin, of Ocilla: six grandchildren; three honorary grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Melonie Virginia Roberts; her father, Vinton Griner, and her mother, Gussie Mixon Griner. Graveside services were held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. on March 28, 2014, at Brushy Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Irwin County. Pallbearers were Lee Martin, Alan Martin, Erik Randesi, Marshall Jones, Robert Tidwell and Spencer Martin. Services were officiated by Pastor Lance Sumner, and music was provided by the trio In His Name, along with a special solo by Deena Sumner. During the service, special life experiences and memories were shared, as a tribute to Mrs. Roberts, by her daughter, D’Lynn Roberts Tidwell, and her granddaughter, Brandi Dale Randesi. After the services, a meal was provided for everyone attending by the ladies of Frank Primitive Baptist Church in the Brushy Creek Primitive Baptist Church fellowship hall. — Bernhardt Funeral Home, Ellijay


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