Evelyn Deloris Root, 73, of Rockwood, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at her residence.
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She was a retired merchant seaman with Interlake Steam Ship Co. She attended New Hope Baptist Church in Rockwood. She was associate member of Run Strong for American Native Indians Society and Veterans of Foreign Wars Initiatives. She was preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Edith Root; husband, Melvin E. Paige; brothers, Purrell Root, Morris Root, Emerson Root and Floyde Root; and sisters, Erma Covert, Rosenmond Dewey and Mildred Thrasher.
She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Sue Root-Larde (Alan), Rockwood; brothers, Orville Root, Kenneth Root and Carl Root; one grandchild; four stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; along with a host of friends.
Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Roane Memorial Gardens. Family and friends gathered at the cemetery at that time to pay tribute to her life. Evans Mortuary, Rockwood, was in charge of arrangements.
An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz
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Published in Roane County News from June 6 to June 7, 2013