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Eddie Sherril Roland, age 71, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 5th, 2018 at The Brian Center of Spruce Pine. A native of Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Bill Roland and Winona Phillips Roland. He was also preceded in death by sisters: Wilma Roland and Jean Mecimore; brothers: Verlie and Curtis Farr and twin brothers, Ray and Kay Farr. Eddie attended Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church. His hobby was horseback riding with his friends. He especially liked Tennessee Walker Horses. Eddie was also fond of classic car shows.
He is survived by his daughter, Carol Lynn Forbes (Keith) of Ingalls; sisters: Lillie Mae Guge of Maryville, TN, Grace Buchanan of Asheville, Alma Kinsland of Clyde, Louise Buchanan and Jewel Hughes both of Spruce Pine and June Ward (Bernie) of Marion; special friend, Lois Frye of Spruce Pine; special friends, Steve and Carol Sisk; special neighbors: Dennie and Joyce Woody, Tom and Patsy Clausen all of Spruce Pine and caregiver, Sylvia Miller. Several special nephews and nieces also survive. He as well had a cat he adored, Stumpy.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. on Monday, October 8th, at Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jason Kritz, Rev. Steve Sisk and Dr. Marcus Benfield to officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations be made to the family to help with expenses in care of June Ward at 470 NC 226A, Marion, NC 28752.