Valdosta Daily Times


February 14, 2014

Effie Mae Roberts

-- — Effie Mae Roberts, 86 of Valdosta, Ga., passed away on early Friday morning, Feb. 14, 2014 at Heritage House Nursing Home. She was born on Aug. 12, 1927 in Dupont, Ga., to Dewey and Velma (Sowell) Cone. She was a devoted member of Forest Park Church of Christ where she served faithfully until health declined.  She loved flowers, working in the yard and singing. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Eston Roberts, and two sisters, Elizabeth Wallace and Rita Benefield and daughter-in-law, Kathy L. Roberts.

Her survivors include, her son, James (Jimmy) Roberts of Tifton; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda Sue and Richard Roper of Houston, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Eston Eugene and Marlene Roberts of Valdosta; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Randall and Susan Roberts of Naylor; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony Scott and Carla (Gidden) Roberts of Valdosta; grandchildren,  Holly and Donny McDuffie, Lt. Col. Richard K. Roper and Sonja, Nanci and Dustin Tuomey, Diane and Jeff Steuwe, Roxanne Roberts, Heather Roberts, Alesa and Jeff Gilmore, Shawn Eugene Roberts, Charity Robin Roberts and Michael Tomlinson; 10 great-grandchild; brother, J.D. Cone of Ray City; several nieces and nephews; and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Forrest Park Church of Christ with burial to follow in New Ramah Cemetery in Ray City. Ms. Roberts will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sympathy may be expressed online at — Music Funeral Services of Valdosta.

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