Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday’s Obituary—Edwina Roberts

Edwina Roberts (1897-1969) was my maternal great aunt and my grandmother Leona’s sister. We called her Aunt Midge. I wrote about her in my post about the Big House. She was the family chronicler through photographs. She kept stacks of manila envelopes filled with photographs of all of us, and she wrote names and dates on the backs of all of them. Thank you Aunt Midge!

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From the November 19, 1969, Valdosta Daily Times:

“Miss Edwina Roberts, a member of one of the founding families of Valdosta, died Tuesday night at Pineview General Hospital here after a long illness.

Miss Roberts lived at 206 Wells St. and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was a native of Valdosta and had lived here all of her life.

She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. Roberts. Her father was mayor here when Valdosta State College first opened. Miss Roberts and her family were supporters and organizers of many of the social and civic events in Valdosta.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Abial Winn, Mrs. Roberts Graham and Mrs. R. L. Parramore, all of Valdosta and Mrs. H. L. Covington of Jacksonville, Fla.

Funeral services are to be held at 4 p. m. Thursday at Carson McLane Funeral Home here with burial in Sunset Hill Cemetery.”

Rest in Peace Aunt Midge!


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