Willie Holbert Roper

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Willie Holbert Roper, age 89, of Forsyth County passed away Dec. 31, 2010. Mr. Roper was a veteran of World War II and retired from Wilson's (Tyson). He was the eldest member of Pine Crest Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his infant son; parents, Doyle and Cleo Roper; brother, Egbert Roper; sisters, Peggy Barringtine, and Shirley Gurley.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Adell Roper; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Rachel Roper; daughter and son-in-law, Shelia and Tommy Carney; son and daughter-in-law, Vickey and Melody Roper; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph and Helen Roper, Eddy and Linda Roper, Marcus Roper, Garry Barringtine; sisters and brother-in-law, Inez and James Chadwick, Fairey Higgins, Mary Lou Roper; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bennie and Ruth Collins; five grandchildren, Terry Roper (Brandy), Benji Roper (Heidi), Kimberly Mizelle (Eugene), Kyle Carney, Haleigh Carney; six great-grandchildren, Mason and Emily Roper, Bailey and Anna Roper, Halle and Dominic Mizelle; a number of nieces and nephews; and caregiver, Carol Best.
Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Ingram Funeral Home Jan. 2 with the Rev. Carrel Pruitt, the Rev. Dan Henderson, and the Rev. Craig Richard officiating. Interment followed at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.
Condolences may be made at www.ingramfuneralhome.com.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Jan. 3 to Jan. 6, 2011