Mrs. Emma Hoyle Randolph, age 86, quietly and peacefully slipped out of her earthly bonds and into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Her loving family was by her side at Autumn Care of Marion when she passed into her heavenly reward. Emma was a native of McDowell County and was born on October 7, 1924 to the late Mills Hoyle and Rosa Jamison Hoyle. A member of Salem Free Will Baptist Church, she will be greatly missed but she will be remembered as a loving mother, grand and great grandmother and loyal friend. She was retired from Ethan Allen. Her husband of 44 years, Elisha C. Randolph, son-in-law, John Ratliff and step-son Wayne H. Randolph, preceded her in death.
Saddened by this loss are four children, Kathy Ricker and her husband Gary of Old Fort, Jerry Randolph and his wife Janice of Old Fort, Daris Ratliff of Old Fort and Sherry Reel and her husband Darrell of Nebo; two step-children, Jerri Ingle and her husband Richard of Old Fort and Hansel Randolph and his wife Jean of Marion; a brother, Jack Hoyle and his wife Helen of Marion; a sister, Dorothy Hoyle of Old Fort; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and special friends, Ada Frady, Geneva Johnson and Geretha Simmons.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Salem Free Will Baptist Church with Revs. Harold Holcombe, Rick Wood and Melvin Revis officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.