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Evelyn Roberts, 83
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Evelyn Roberts, 83, a McMinnville resident and Grundy County native, was born Feb. 8, 1936 and passed away Aug. 8 at her residence following an extended illness.

She was a homemaker and daughter of the late Henry and Minnie Etta Sanders King. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband Clyde Roberts, daughter Julia Mae Roberts, son David Roberts, sisters Rosalee King, Ruby King, Florence Cummings and Dorothy King, and brothers Corbet King, Coy King, Nelson King and Ivy Loren King.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lillian and Tommy Ferrell, Delcie and Jerry Ferrell and Charlotte Roberts, all of McMinnville, son Charles Roberts of McMinnville, grandchildren and spouses, Carolyn and Derek Johnson, Deanna Ferrell, Benjamin and Samantha Ferrell, all of McMinnville, great-grandchildren Caniel Carr, Kirra Ferrell and Kenzi Ferrell, and good friend Shannon Johnson.

Funeral service was held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at High’s Chapel with Ed Fults Sr. officiating. Interment followed at King Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 11, 2019