By the help of God we will try to write the obituary of a very dear sweet girl, Erma Ann Roark. She was the
daughter of Elder and Mrs. Lloyd Eldridge. She was born September 17, 1949, and deceased October 8,
1974, making her stay on earth 25 years and 21 days.
She married Charles E. Roark October 23, 1965. To this union was born one daughter, Charlotte Ann, who
preceded her in death May 8, 1970. She leaves to mourn her passing; her husband, Charles Roark, father and
mother, Elder and Mrs. Lloyd Eldridge, two brothers: Herbert Eldridge of Greensburg, Ind., Hershel Eldridge of
Milan, Ind., one sister: Bernice Spurlock of Halton, Ind., and a host of friends and relatives.
She joined the Old Regular Baptist Church on October 26, 1969, and was baptized November 9, 1969. She
took her membership with the Little Memory Church at Sunmon, Indiana. She talked a lot about being with the
Lord through all her sickness. About two weeks before she died, she said she met the Lord in a journey, and
laid her hand in His for Him to lead her. She was blind for about a year. She dreamed of being in a field of
beautiful flowers; she thought she was well and could see. We feel she is well and can see the beautiful home
she has gone to. We want to beg all of her brothers and sister, also her dear husband, if they haven’t made
peace with the Lord to start today and be ready to meet Erma Ann when the Lord Calls you home. Erma,
honey, we feel we will see you again by and by.
Written by her father and mother, Elder and
Mrs. Lloyd Eldridge and mother-in-law, Gemela
Roark, brother and sisters in hope.