RUTHERFORDTON- Roberta Champion Lovelace, 82, resident of Willow Ridge Nursing Center, passed away on Sept. 19, 2013, at Rutherford Hospital. She was born in Cleveland County to the late Thomas Albert Champion and Ethel Mae Pryor Champion. She was also preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
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She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, Kings Mountain, and retired from the textile industry.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathy Childers and husband Tom of Gaffney, S.C.; brother, Dean Champion and wife Gay of Kings Mountain; two grandchildren, Brian Childers and wife Tammy, and Jason Childers and wife Jennifer, all of Blacksburg, S.C.; and one great-grandchild, Dylan Childers.
Visitation: The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the cemetery.
Graveside Service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery
Officiating: The Rev. Ronell Owensby
Internment: Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Kings Mountain
Funeral Home: Harris Funeral Home, Kings Mountain, is handling the arrangements.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1022 Oak Grove Road, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Online Guest Register: www.harrisfunerals.com
Published in Shelby Star on Sept. 20, 2013