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Diane Crenshaw Roberts

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Diane Crenshaw Roberts

Lake Wylie, SC - Diane Crenshaw Roberts, 80, passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family on February 1, 2018 at her home. A native of Asheville, she was the daughter of the late Paul Henry and Myrtle Huggins Crenshaw.

Diane was a member of River Hills Community Church and a former member of First Baptist Church in Gastonia. Music was her passion and she sang in her church choirs for over 50 years.

She conducted the Glee Club at Lee Edwards High School in Asheville. She was a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Lake Wylie and was very instrumental in getting the current Buster Boyd Bridge raised too its present height. The original plans called for a much lower bridge, which Diane became passionate that it would not serve the boating community's needs. Diane was a supportive partner and companion in her husband's business ventures over the years and accompanied him in travels and leadership positions in numerous petroleum trade associations where they built fond memories and friendships all over the U.S. Diane was a gardening enthusiast and she loved taking care of the floral arrangements in the church entry reception area for many years.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00PM, Tuesday at River Hills Community Church with Pastors Gail Montgomery and Jason Bryant officiating. A reception will follow at the church.

Diane is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, F.C. "Tally" Roberts; sons, Forest Scott Roberts, and John Mark Roberts and wife, Melinda; grandchildren, Evan, Lexie and Cooper Roberts; sister, Colleen Willson; and nephews, Darrell and Eric Willson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Roberts Gallagher.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to , 950 W. Faris Rd., Greenville, SC 29605.

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McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Roberts Family.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 4, 2018
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