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Rotha Peterson

Rotha Peterson, age 86, 1118 South Walnut Street, Erwin, went home to be with the Lord at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was a longtime resident of Erwin. Mr. Peterson was born August 18, 1927 in Poplar, North Carolina, a son of the late Jody and Emmaline Miller Peter son. He was a retired carpenter.

Other than parents, he was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers.

Mr. Peterson is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Reba Lewis Peterson;
son, Gary Peterson and wife, Brenda; one granddaughter, Melody Burke and husband, Gerald; one great-granddaughter, Page Burke, all of Erwin
one sister, Hazel Peterson Gray, Wisconsin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service for Mr. Peterson will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, from the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Tommy Hensley will officiate.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

The family will receive friends prior to the service between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday and other times at the family home.

The committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013, in Evergreen Cemetery. Those attending are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Peterson family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at

Robert Ledford Funeral Home & Chapel, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Peterson family. (423) 743-1380.