Roberta Mae Edwards Custer Cole (1933 - 2014)


Roberta Mae Edwards Custer Cole, 81, of Galax, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her home.
She was born in Alleghany County, N.C., on March 7, 1933, to James David (Jim) and Ella Johnson Edwards.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Franklin (Bob) Custer.
Survivors include her husband, Edd Cole of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and James Christman of Baywood; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Allen and Joyce Custer of Galax; step-daughter and spouse, Rhonda and Tony Carper of Galax; step-son, Ricky Cole of Fries; sisters, Eura Lee Phipps and Carol Murphy, both of Sparta, N.C., and Linda Todd of Glade Springs Golf Resort of Daniels, W.Va.; brother, Mack Edwards of Ennice, N.C.; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held July 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Garry Adams officiating. Burial followed in the Glade Creek Cemetery.
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Published in Galax Gazette from July 21 to July 22, 2014