LINCOLNTON - Ethylene Ivester Ostwalt Roberts, 81, formerly of Belmont, went to be with the Lord on May 30, 2014 at CMC – Lincoln.
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A native of Habersham County, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Joe and Lecy Eller Roberts, wife of the late C. M. Ostwalt.
She was a member of Alexander Memorial Baptist Church and had a strong faith in Jesus. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and sister who never met a stranger. Ethylene was an expert seamstress and trained under her late husband as a female boxer.
She will be deeply missed by her children, Ronnie Ivester of Gastonia, John Ivester and wife Jane of Gastonia, Eddy Ivester and wife Gail of Lincolnton, Rita Ivester of Montevallo, AL, Anita Davis of Lin-colnton; brothers, William Roberts of Dallas, Claude Roberts of Demorest, GA; sisters, Willene Beck of Dawsonville, GA, Cynthia Justice of Dahlonega, GA; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Alexander Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Pennington officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Alexander Memorial Baptist Church, 208 S. Main Street, Belmont, NC 28012.
McLean Funeral Directors of Belmont is serving the Roberts family.
McLean Funeral Directors
515 North Central Avenue Belmont, NC 28012
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 3, 2014