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.
We are praying for you all and trusting God for strength and peace during your loss. Our love to each of you, Tim & Lisa Smith
Andrew and Tammy Cope
Posted Sat February 19, 2011
Ms. Randolph was a wonderful woman. She was a very caring and giving person. She is now in a better place. We are sending the family our thoughts and prayers. May GOD provide you with grace, strength and comfort.
LaVon C Walker
Posted Mon February 21, 2011
Dearest Cathy, Janice, husbands, and all the family of Ms. Randolph. Sending you our love and prayers at this time of sorrow. Though I did not know Ms. Emma personally; from comments made, this world is a much better place because she passed through - now Heaven's gain!
Please know that you all will continue to be in our prayers. May you feel His Everlasting arms wrapped all about you - to feel His awesome presence - in the passing of a beloved saint - your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and so much more!
LaVon, Randall, and Ms. Wilma
Posted Mon February 21, 2011
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless and keep you all. You are in my prayers.
Beth Sawyer Lytle
Posted Thu February 24, 2011
To all of you.....I got to know your precious Mother thru my Mother ( Mildred Sawyer) when they worked together many years ago at Ethan Allen. She was a very kind and loving woman. I know you will miss her, but she is in a better place now. Please know that your family is in our hearts and prayers...May God bless you and give you strength.