Name:    Essie Lee (Roberts) Triplett

From:  The Asheville Citizen-Times, Asheville, North Carolina
Date:  Wednesday, December 24, 2008

SWANNANOA - Essie Lee Roberts Triplett, 87, of Swannanoa passed away Monday, December 22, 2008.

She was born November 17, 1921 in Buncombe County where she had been a resident all of her life. She was the daughter to the late Wallace and Myrtle Garrison Roberts.

Mrs. Triplett is preceded in death by her sisters, Fannie and Nell Elkins and brothers, Henry and Robert Roberts.

Mrs. Triplett is survived by her daughter, Barbara Anderson of Swannanoa; son, Arlow Triplett and wife Janice of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sisters, Corda Mae Maney of Fletcher, Lillian Stewart of Asheville and Erma Highsmith of Pikeville; brother, Eugene Roberts and wife Ruby of Asheville; grandchildren, Tony Anderson, George Anderson, Lee Ann Lewis and Arlow Triplett, III; great grandchildren, Wil Lewis, Lilly Lewis, Faith Triplett, William Arlow Triplett, Kayland France, Kelly France and James Cole Hanes.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Today in the chapel of Harwood Home for Funerals with Bud Lewis officiating.  Burial will be in Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends following the service.  Flowers are accepted and appreciated.  Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider Independent Order of Odd Fellows, NEUSE Lodge #6, 113 North John St., Goldsboro, NC.