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Elsie Irene (Shumate) Roberts


Elsie Roberts, 89, of Carthage, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2009, at the Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanton and Flossie (Coleman) Shumate; sister Alleyene, Mildred; grandson David; great-grandson Heath; stepmother Goldie Lawson Shumate; and stepsister Frances Hayes.

Elsie is survived by her son Ronald; granddaughter Jeanette; grandsons Michael and Donovan; five great-granddaughters; six great-grandsons; two great-great-granddaughters; one great-great grandson; three nephews; one niece; also her special niece and good friend Patricia Tebbs; and stepbrothers Dale and Lyle Lawson.

Elsie joined into marriage with the late Russell Roberts from 1939 to 1975. 

In her early years, Elsie was a farm house wife in the Fountain Green area where she grew up. After moving to Carthage in 1975, she was involved in Avon sales for many years and worked in Eads jewelry store. For many years she was involved in one of her passions, painting. She attended many art council functions in the tri-states area. 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at Printy Funeral Home, Carthage.

Burial will be at the Moss Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3 – 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Printy Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Blessing Hospice of Hancock County or Hancock County Nursing Home in lieu of flowers.

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