Mary Olive Roberson

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Service Details 

Graveside Service

Memorial Service Details
11:00 AM 2:30 PM
Wednesday August 6, 2014
Sunday August 10, 2014
West Union Street Cemetery Wesleyanna United Methodist Church 
Athens, OH Etowah, TN












Mary Olive Roberson, 97, of Etowah, TN formerly of Athens, OH passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Wellington Place of Athens, TN. She was a member of Wesleyanna United Methodist Church of Etowah and a member of the Athens, OH, Eastern Star for over 50 years. Preceded in death by her husband of 78 years, John William Roberson Sr.; daughter, Virginia Lou Roberson Evans of Tucson, AZ

Survivors include  2 sons and 1 daughter-in-law, John William Jr. and Mary Roberson of Etowah, TN, and Ben Roberson of Etowah, TN; grandchildren, Eddie and Jimmy Evans of Athens, OH, Mike Evans of Kearney, NE, Susan Roberson Smelas of Clermont, FL, and John William Roberson III of Maryville, TN; great-grandchildren, Robin Evans of Gerchsheim, Germany, Bill and Rick Roberson of Maryville, TN and Michael T. and Abigail Smelas of Clermont, FL.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at West Union Street Cemetery in Athens, OH.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday August 10, 2014 at Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, Co. Rd. 609, Etowah.   Family will receive friends from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m., Sunday prior to the service at the church.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wesleyanna United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 392, Etowah, TN 37331.



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  1. Leslye Beria August 26, 2014

    Bert and I are so sorry for your loss. We just found out and are so sorry we did not attend the memorial service.
    May God bless you and keep you and give you His peace and comfort.
    Bert & Leslye Beria

  2. Debbie and Mike Brooks August 12, 2014

    Ben and John,

    We found out this past weekend that your mom had passed away. My mom is also at Wellington Place. I have talked to your mom many times when she has been in the dining room to eat. She always smiled when I talked to her. We will miss her very much. May God bless you both.

    Debbie and Mike Brooks

  3. Perry and Teresa Duncan August 11, 2014

    John, Ben and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just read where your mom had passed. May God be surrounding you with love and support now and always. May your have many wonderful and fond memories as well joyous ones that will bring a smile and laugh to your days. God bless you. Perry and Teresa Duncan

  4. Bill and Dot Kriney August 5, 2014

    So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing John. What a rich life she led and I’m sure you have many cherished memories. Praying for you and the family.
    Dot and Bill

  5. Bill Cochran August 5, 2014

    Ben and John,
    My prayers are with all of you.I am glad you know where your Mother is and Who she is with. May all of you feel His peace and comfort. We have a long standing committmeni out of state and will be unable to attend the service, but will keep you in our prayers.
    Bill and Joan Cochran


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