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HARRIET W. ROACH
On Wed, Jul 10, 1996, of Arlington VA, mother of Freda MARTIN of Bethesda MD; grandmother of Derrick & Leronda MARTIN, both of Bethesda MD & Rose, Charles & Frederick WILLIAMS, all of Richmond VA; great grandmother of 4, sister of Carrie WILLIAMS of Richmond VA and Elizabeth MURRAY of Arlington VA.   Friends will be received at Pumphrey's Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home, 7557 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda MD on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9PM where service will be held on Monday. Jul 15 at 11AM.   Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.   Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arlington, VA;  Wash DC Post;  14 July 1996

HELEN ROACH SHEEHAN
Fortifed with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, beloved wife of John J. SHEEHAN, dearest mother of Michael K. (Kathy), Terry Sue and Sean P. (MANIWATI) SHEEHAN, loving grandmother of Ryan, Stephanie and Brendan SHEEHAN, our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.
Funeral from Kutis Funeral Home, 2906 Gravois, on Sat., Nov. 29 to St. Hedwig Church for 9:30 a.m. Mass.  Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery, St. James, MO at 12:30 p.m.  Visitation Fri. 3 p.m.
St Louis, MO;  St Louis Post Dispatch;  Friday 30 NOV 1997;  Page E 15


IVEN L. ROACH
87, died Friday, Oct. 17, 1997, in his Wichita Falls home.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Crestview Memorial Park with the Rev. Greg Neal officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mr. ROACH was born Nov. 18, 1909, in Oklahoma City, Okla.  He and Opal HECK were married in Mayfield, Kan.  He was an insurance agent with American National Life until his retirement in 1972.  He moved to Wichita Falls from Wichita, Kan., in 1974 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jacquelyne KIRK of Wichita Falls; and a grandson.
Memorials may be made to Beverly Drive United Methodist Church.
Wichita Falls, TX;  Wichita Falls TRN;  19 & 20 OCT 1997





JAMES E. ROACH, CAPTAIN
beloved husband of Alice M., nee AYLWARD;  loving brother of the late William;  loved by many nieces and nephews.  Member of the Northshore Chapter of Retired Officers Association (T.R.O.A.).  Funeral Service 11 am Thursday at the Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.  (4 blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights.  Visitation 3 pm until 9 pm Wednesday.   Interment private.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Mooseheart International, Mooseheart, IL 60539.   Info 847/253-0168
IL;  Chicago T;  16 DEC 1997

JAMES ROACH
52, a stockbroker, died Friday, Dec. 26, at home.
Mr. ROACH was born in Oneida, N.Y.  He came to Brevard County in 1945 from NY.
Mr. ROACH worked for Merrill Lynch.  He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was a member of Cocoa Beach Elks Lodge 2387 and Cocoa Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10148.  He was active in many community services and bartended in Cocoa Beach for many years.
Survivors include his mother, Maryanne CONKLIN of Cocoa Beach.  There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Cocoa Beach Elks Lodge.  Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home in Cocoa Beach is in charge of arrangements. &nnbsp Donations may be made to the Florida Elks Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 49, Umatilla, FL 32784.
Cocoa Beach, FL;  Florida Today;  28 DEC;  Florida Today;  Sunday, 28 DEC 28, 1987




JEAN H. TIPPEN ROACH
70;  British War Bride.  Peacefully in hospital Tuesday Mar 4, 1997 Jean TIPPEN aged 70.   Widow of Joseph ROACH.   Loving mother of John (Donna) Toronto, David (Debbie) of Stittsville, Francis (Joanne) of Nepean, Bernard (Janice) of Nepean; Linda (Gilles SEGUIN) of Gloucester and Ann (Richard CARDINAL) of Embrun.   Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.   Youngest daughter of the late Arther Ernest TIPPEN and Hilda Mary CLARKE formerly of London, England.   Jean's passing will leave a great void in the lives on many relatives and friends.   Many thanks and heartfelt gratitude to all her neighbors and friends for their love, support and kindness and to her doctors, caseworker, the VON and the staff of the Elizabeth Brurere Centre for their loving care.   Thanks.   Friends may call at the Kelly Funeral Home, 2313 Carling Avenue, 2-5 & 7-7 PM Thursday.   Funeral Mass Friday in the chapel at 1 PM followed by cremation.   In memorium, donations to the charity of your choice appreciated.   Your earthly presence has now ended and many loved ones are embracing you now.   God speed you to your rest.   Hugs and kisses Mom.
Ottawa, ON;  Ottawa Citizen;  5 & 6 MAR 1997

JEFFREY ROACH
27, died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital.
An administrator in retail sales, he was born June 24, 1970, in Toppenish, WA, and was a 26-year resident of Las Vegas.
He is survived by his father, Henry Sr. of Mission, British Columbia;  mother, Annette;  and stepfather, Robert BREWER, both of Las Vegas;  brother, Henry Jr. of Chico, CA;  and grandfather, J. C. BEASLEY of Richland, WA.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Palm Mortuary-Eastern with burial in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.
Las Vegas, NV;   Las Vegas Review-Journal;   11 OCT 1997




KATHERINE ROACH NICHOLS
87, of Clinton, TN, passed away Thursday at Lake City Health Care Center.  Born Nov. 5, 1910 in Jefferson Co, TN.  She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Clinton, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto NICHOLS;  her parents, Arthur and Mae ROACH;  brother S.P. ROACH;  and sisters, Lorene RHEA and Drucilla ROACH.  Survivors include daughter, Betty and husband, Ed STAIR of Clinton;  sons, Bill and wife Polly NICHOLS of Clinton, Vaughn and wife Lea NICHOLS of Clinton;  sisters Alice CURRIER of Humble, TX, Carrie WILHOIT of Loudon, TN, Louise LONG of Clinton, TN, Ruth ROACH of Clinton, TN, Ruby WILHOIT of Marietta, GA;  brother Charlie ROACH of Crossville, TN;  grandchildren, Eddie and Mike STAIR of Clinton, TN;  Nicky NICHOLS of Knoxville, TN;  Gaye NICHOLS of Nashville, TN;  and Kathy EVANS of Oak Ridge, TN;  and great-grandchildren, Stephanie STAIR of Clinton, TN, Ben SHASSERE of Oak Ridge, TN, Amber BALLEW of Knoxville, TN;  Niki ROBERTS of Nashville, TN; and Josh ROBERTS of Clinton, TN;  several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home Chapel, Clinton, TN with the Rev. Gary Swaggerty officiating.   Burial 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997 at McCarty Woodhaven Memory Gardens, Claxton, TN. Holly-Gamble Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clinton, TN;  Knoxville N-S;  8 NOV 1997



KATHLEEN O. ROACH STEWART
Passed away peacefully June 8, 1996.   Born in Victoria B.C., July 18, 1903.   Predeceased by her husband Ned.   She is survived by her family;  daughter Kathleen PODMORE (Den), Kamloops, B.C.;  son Evan (Pat);  brother Ken ROACH, Comox B.C.   Four grandchildren, Greg PODMORE (Karen), Grand Prairie, Alberta;  Shelley LORRANGER (Randy), Kamloops, B.C.;  Patty KEENAN (Brian);  Cindi KERESZTI (Frank), Seven great grandchildren, Tanya and Ryan PODMORE;  Becky COMAZZETTO Stewart and Adam KEENAN;  Matthew and Mason KERESZTI;  Nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private graveside service was held.   Flowers gratefully declined.   If desired donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Victoria Times Colonist; Friday 14 June 1996; Page D1


LILLA MARGARET COLLINS ROACH
89, Halifax, passed away December 6, 1997 in the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Abbey Land Site.  Born in Halifax, she was the daughter of the late Art and Margaret (BUTT) COLLINS.  She is survived by two daughters Marilyn BENNETT, Halifax;  Joan (Mrs. Roy WILSON), Halifax;  two sisters Louise CONNOLLY, Halifax;  Eva MacCHARLES, Truro;  16 grandchildren;  several great-grandchildren;  many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband Charles Earl;  two sons Charles Earl Jr., Robert George (Benny);  three brothers Hedley, Sammy, John;  one sister Evelyn Novall.
The remains are resting in the Atlantic Funeral Home, 6552 Bayers Road, Halifax, visiting 7-9 p.m. tonight, December 8, 1997 and where service will be held in the chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 1997, Pastor Gary Barrett officiating.  Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.  Family flowers only.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Halifax, NS;  The Daily News;  Monday 8 DEC 1997


LILLA MARGARET COLLINS ROACH
89, Halifax, died December 6, 1997, in Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building.  Born in Halifax, she was a daughter of the late Art and Margaret (BUTT) COLLINS.  Surviving are daughters, Marilyn BENNETT, Joan (Mrs. Ray WILSON), Halifax;  sisters, Louise CONNOLLY, Halifax;  Eva MacCHARLES, Truro;  16 grandchildren;  several great-grandchildren;  many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Earl;  sons, Charles Earl Jr., Robert George (Benny);  brothers, Hedley, Sammy, John;  sister, Evelyn Novall.
Visitation 7-9 p.m. today, funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday, both in Atlantic Funeral Home and chapel, 6552 Bayers Rd., Halifax, Pastor Gary Barrett officiating.  Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.  Family flowers only.  Donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Halifax, NS;  The Halifax Herald Limited;  Monday, 8 DEC 1997


LILLIAN E. ROONEY ROACH
Lillian ROACH, leaves family in area.
WESTWOOD - Lillian E. (ROONEY) ROACH, 76, of Islington, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, in Norwood Hospital after a brief illness.  Her husband, David A. ROACH, died in 1989.
She leaves a son, David A. ROACH, Jr., of Westwood;  a daughter, Cheryl, A. ROACH of Westwood;  two brothers, Francis F. ROONEY of Walpole, and Hugh B. ROONEY of Garland, TX;  four sisters, Mary E. STACEY of Clearwater, FL, Louise A. SPIDEL of Virginia Beach, VA, and Ruth C. BARDOL and Joanne M. EPPICH, both of Norwood;  several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Mrs. ROACH was born and raised in Norwood, the daughter of Hugh and Ellen 'Nellie' (O'MALLEY) ROONEY and lived in Westwood for many years.  Mrs. ROACH attended Norwood High School and was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Westwood.
Her funeral will be held Monday with a mass at 10 a.m. in St. Denis Catholic Church, Westwood.  Burial will follow in Brookdale Cemetery, Dedham.  Flowers may be sent or donations may be made to Norfolk Day Activity Center, 595 Pleasant St., Norwood, MA 02062.  Funeral arrangements are under the directions of the Sullivan-Fitzgerald & Collins Funeral Home, 378 Lincoln St., Marlborough.
Norwood, MA;  Middlesex News (Framingham, MA);  Saturday 13 DEC 1997;  Page 4B





LOIS CAMPBELL ROACH
66, of 4902 Windsor Ave., Lynchburg, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg.  She was the devoted wife of Lester Vernon ROACH Jr. for 26 years.   Born in Roanoke, she was the daughter of Cora CARR CAMPBELL of Roanoke and the late Frank Leslie CAMPBELL.   She was preceded in death by one stepson, Gary Lee ROACH.   Mrs. ROACH was a member of Fairview Christian Church, and she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.   In addition to her husband and her mother, she is survived by one stepson, Richard   Keith ROACH and his wife, Laura of Lynchburg;  one brother, Dennis W. CAMPBELL and his wife, Phyllis of Roanoke;  two sisters, Claudine C. BARKER and her husband, Carl of Goode and Nadine C. FRALIN of Boones Mill, and one grandson, David ROACH of Lynchburg.   A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday from Whitten Timberlake Chapel, Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, by the Rev. Jan Weston.   Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Fort Hill Memorial Park.   The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, and other times at the residence.   Those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider the Caring Fund at Fairview Christian Church, 2701 Campbell Ave., Lynchburg, Va. 24501.
Roanoke, VA

MAC HUDSON ROACH
Radio morning-show personality Mac Hudson of KFMB-AM's "Hudson and Bauer" show signed off the air for the last time at 9 a.m. Friday.
Mr. Hudson said he did not feel well, went home to take a nap and died in his sleep.   He was 58.
Born in Texas with the name Hudson "Mac" Roach, he served as Joe Bauer's sly straight man for nearly 23 years, making "Hudson and Bauer" the longest-running radio show in San Diego.   Bauer nicknamed his partner "Huddo."   "We're very much like ordinary people, with families and kids and jobs and all the ups and downs of everyday life," said Mr. Hudson in a 1995 interview with The San Diego Union-Tribune.   "So what's wrong with that?"   Mr. Hudson had left the station May 30 after a series of health problems, some of which he attributed to alcohol and drug abuse.
In October 1994, he missed several months as co-host of the show because of similar ailments.   At that point, his secret battle with addiction became public.
"Hudson entertained San Diegans for two decades, almost 23 years," Sniff said Friday night.   "He had a great ability not to take himself too seriously and I think listeners really bonded with that.   He was a very comfortable person to be with and that really came through on the radio."   Bauer, 53, said their co-hosting partnership was just like a marriage.   "We went through the ups and downs like any marriage does," he said.   "We would never, never upset each other for the sake of that show.   The show was our child and we protected that child."   Bauer said they had one important rule to live by.   If one wanted to say something critical to the other, he had to do it the same day, before leaving the station, or had to forget it.   Mr. Hudson's wife, Paula, said he did not let anyone get away with anything.   "He kept the show honest.   He kept everybody honest," said Paula Roach.   Poking fun at life's foibles and obstacles was what "he was all about," Roach said.
Bauer and Mr. Hudson also were very much in demand to host community annual golf tournament fund-raiser, which benefited the Nice Guys philanthropic group and children's mental health programs.   Before coming to San Diego, both men were working on shows at different radio stations in Houston.   Bauer says Mr. Hudson's vocabulary was uncanny, which made for some good radio quizzes.   "He was the brightest guy I ever met in my life," Bauer said.   "He read three or four books a week.   Fiction, history, it didn't matter, whatever he would grab.   He was a voracious reader.   "I was the student, but he was the scholar." KFMB radio personality Ted Leitner said Mr. Hudson possessed some of the quickest and brightest wit in the business.
"I honestly don't think in any (radio) market there was anyone better," Leitner said.   "I always connected with Mac.   He was quick as hell on the air and flat-out funny.   Not only was he funny, he was a great audience, and people overlook that in my business.   I don't know, we probably had a similar sense of humor-- sarcastic.   "Mac made you better.   He had an infectious laugh.   We always laughed.   We were like that on the air, in the hall or at a social event.   We rarely had a discussion where there wasn't laughter.   You can't fake that.   I'll miss him professionally and even more personally."   In a statement, Gov. Pete Wilson said he was deeply saddened to learn of Mr. Hudson's death.   "For nearly 23 years, he and Joe Bauer brought levity and laughter to San Diego's airwaves," the governor and former mayor of San Diego said in the statement.   "Mac was a good friend and a great supporter and he'll be missed by many."   In a 1994 interview with the Union-Tribune, Mr. Hudson said, "I've had tragedies to overcome   --   like everyone does.   But I've had some great times, seen some wonderful places and learned some great things.   And that's part of what I bring to the show, I hope." 
Mr. Hudson is survived by his wife, Paula; eight children, Kevin of Texas, Baxter of Washington, Anna of Vermont, Vaughn of Washington, and Alice, Jessie, Rachel and Paula, all of San Diego; his mother, Margaret Mildred LEFKOWITZ; and seven grandchildren. 
A public memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 3655 Fifth Ave.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Y.E.S. Program, 1816 Logan Ave., San Diego 92113.
San Diego, CA










MARGARETT E. ROACH
77, of Paint Rock died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, in Ballinger.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with burial in Paint Rock Cemetery in Paint Rock.&BNSP Arrangements are by Rains-Seale Funeral Home.
She was born Nov. 12, 1920, in Coleman.&NBSP She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her mother, Etheline CLICK KING of Ballinger;   her husband, Chris H. ROACH of Paint Rock;  two sons, Chris D. ROACH of Sylmar, CA, and Robert K. ROACH of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;  and two brothers, James KING of Crockett and Ralph KING of Houston.
Ballinger, TX;  SAN ANGELO STANDARD TIMES;  6 DEC 1997




MARY C. ROACH BURK
81, of Troy, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at her residence.
Mrs. BURK was born Sept. 12, 1916, in Gradyville, Ky.   She was a retired beautician and had worked for herself in Edwardsville, Ill.   She was a registered beauty culturist;  a member of the AARP;  and a member of First Baptist Church, Troy, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elias BURK, whom she married, Sept. 19, 1936, and who died May 8, 1991;  her parents, Marshall and Elizabeth, nee MOORE, ROACH;  two brothers, Gillbert and John ROACH; and a sister, Nonie BURRIS.   Surviving are four brothers, Elbert ROACH of Harden, IL;  Benny ROACH of Jerseyville, IL,  Demon ROACH of Chicago, I:,  and Clemon ROACH of Camden, TN;  and a sister, Rose THURBER of Kenosha, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Laughlin Funeral Home, Troy, IL, with the Rev. Howard Bradshaw officiating.   Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery, Troy, IL.   Friends may call form 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec 6, 1997, at the funeral home.   Memorials may be made to United Pentacostal Church, Troy, IL.   LAUGHLIN FUNERAL HOME, Troy, Ill.
Troy, IL;   Belleville N-D;  5 DEC 1997




MARY LAMAR ROACH
of Lakeland died Friday (Dec. 12, 1997) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.  She was 61.
Born in Sparta, GA, on May 13, 1936, she moved to Lakeland from there 57 years ago.  She was an assembly line worker for Kraft Foods.  She was a member of the new Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie ROACH, Sr., Atlanta;   son, Eddie James ROACH, Atlanta;  daughters, Betty Jean ROACH and Willie Mae ROACH, both of Atlanta;  brothers, Jimmie LAMAR and James LAMAR, both of Sparta;  sister, Liddian McLAND, Sparta;  and seven grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at H.W. Oldham Funeral Home, 1537 N. Kettles Ave., Lakeland.  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the new Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Sparta.
Lakeland, FL;  The Ledger;  Friday 19 DEC 1997




MARY PAULINE ROACH
48, of Wichita Falls died Sunday, Oct. 19, 1997.
No services will be held.
Ms. ROACH was born April 14, 1949, in Young County, TX.   She was a homemaker and a life-time resident of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary DUNN of Wichita Falls and Kathie BOWSER of Houston; a brother, J.W. ROACH of Wichita Falls;  three sisters, Jimmie BENEFIELD of Wichita Falls, Sylvia NANEZ of Wichita Falls, and LaHonda HAMILTON of Fort Worth;  four grandchildren;  and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.
Wichita Falls, TX;  Wichita Falls TRN;  19 & 20 OCT 1997





MILDRED A. ROACH
Dec 9, 1997 of Hinsdale, beloved wife of the late Fred ROACH;  dear mother of Patricia (Gary) BATES and the late James ROACH;  fond grandmother of J.J., Christopher and Meghan BATES.  Resting at Schneider Home for Funerals, 2nd & Lincoln Sts., Hinsdale, Wednesday 3-5 and 7-9 pm.  Service Thursday 10 am.  Interment Bronswood Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Thomas Hospice, 7 Salt Creek Ln., Hinsdale 60521.  Info:  630/323-0634
IL;  Chicago T;  10 DEC 1997

MILDRED JOSEPHINE BRYANT ROACH CARVER
91, died Dec. 16, 1997, at Newton Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 7, 1906, at Perry, OK, the daughter of Henry C. and Viola MAMMEL BRYANT.  A Moundridge resident for two years, moving from Hutchinson, she was a homemaker.
She belonged to First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson.
On July 21, 1931, she married Beryl W. ROACH at Hutchinson.  He died Dec. 24, 1968.  On July 14, 1975, she married the Rev. Robert CARVER at Macksville.  He died March 22, 1976.
Survivors include:  three sons, Glenn A. ROACH, Bella Vista, Ark., Neil E. and Charles D. ROACH , both of Halstead;  a daughter, Laurel J. FRETZ, Shrewsbury, Vt.;  nine grandchildren;  and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, Halstead, with the Rev. James Mardock presiding.  There will be no visitation.  Burial will be in Macksville Cemetery.  Kaufman Funeral Home, Halstead, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be sent to Wichita Children's Home, in care of the funeral home.
Hutchinson, KS;  Hutchinson News;  18 DEC 1997







MINNIE LEDFORD ROACH
88, of Clearwater, Florida and formerly of Tampa, FL., died Wednesday (10-22-97); at Morton Plant Hospital.   A native of Oneida, Ky she moved to the Tampa area in l946.   She was a social worker, member of the Drew Park Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two daughters, Billie J. THACKARA of Clearwater, Florida and Arletta NORTIN of Mount Vernon, Ky.;  a brother, Arnold LEDFORD of Tampa;  five grandchildren;  and 10 great-grandchildren.
Blount, Curry and Roel Funeral Homes, Lakeview Chapel, Clearwater, Florida.
Clearwater, FL;  Tampa Trib;  22 OCT 1997



NELL E. ROACH
age 90, of Route 3, Rutledge, died at 11 a.m. Friday morning November 21, 1997 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville following an extended illness. 
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Smith Funeral Home in Rutledge.
Knoxville, TN; Knoxville N-S; 22 NOV 1997


NELLE ROACH
age 90 of Rutledge, TN passed away Friday, November 21, 1997, at University of Tennessee Medical Center.  She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church and was retired from the ASCS office after thirty years of service.  She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Sam and Tressa ROACH;  sister, Kate COCKRUM; and brother, Lester ROACH. 
Survived by her sister, Susan CABBAGE of Rutledge; nephews and nieces-in-law, Gene and Donna ROACH of Riverside, California, Roger and Helen ROACH of Denver, Colo. Allen ROACH, Michael and Sharon ROACH, and Jason ROACH, all of Rutledge; nieces, Nancy GULLEY of Rutledge, Angela, Nancy and Erica RIDGEWAY of Knoxville. 
Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, November 23, 1997, from the Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Rutledge with Rev. Randy Smith officiating.   Interment to follow in the West View Cemetery in Jefferson City, TN.   Serving as pallbearers will be the deacons of Oakland Baptist Church.   The family will receive friends 1-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon prior to the service at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 123 Water Street, Rutledge, TN 37861. 
Phone (423) 828-5555.
Knoxville, TN; Knoxville N-S; 23 NOV 1997