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Mrs. Ethel Palmer Roberts

ATLANTA, Ga. - Mrs. Ethel Palmer Roberts, 98, passed away peacefully Monday December 28 in the home of her granddaughter, Domineec, after a battle with heart disease. She died with dignity and grace with her daughter and granddaughter by her side. Mrs. Roberts was the daughter of Annie Lampp Palmer and William Percy Palmer. She was born in Warren County, Georgia December 6, 1911. She had an older brotther, Lewis "Buddy" Palmer and 2 younger sisters, Ada and Sara. She left Thomson Georgia as a teen to pursue educational goals. After completing high school at "Granite Hills" she continued her education attending Nursing School in Cincinnati, Ohio and Rome, Georgia. She lived and worked as a registered nurse in Rome Georgia and in Atlanta Georgia. She became an Occupational Nurse and worked for Rich's Department Store in Atlanta for over 20 years until retirement. She was an active member of the Georgia Nursing Association and earned many awards and honors for her dedicated services. After retiring she returned home to Thomson Georgia with her sister Ada to become a "farmer". While retired, she continued to fulfill her nursing duties by developing and running a free community nursing clinic, She left Thomson in 1996 to live with her daughter, Rita Roberts in Atlanta. She is survived by her daughter, Rita Rose Roberts of Atlanta, Ga; grandson, Robert M. Barrett Jr., of Lawrenceville, Ga.; grandson, Joesph R. Barrett his wife, Hoa Barrett and their son Timothy Stowe, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; granddaughter, Domineec B. Heisel and husband, William D. Heisel Jr. of Huntersville, NC; greatgranddaughter, Annie Rose Heisel, sister, Ada Palmer Williford of Thomson; and many great nieces, nephews and cousins whom she loved dearly. The service was Saturday January 2, 2010 at Zoar United Methodist Church in Stapleton. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, January 07, 2010

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