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(Aug 16, 2012)

ROBERTA MAE THOMPSON, 72, went home to be with the Lord July 21, 2012, while living in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born May 29, 1940, in Huntington, W.Va., to Carl and Christine Skaggs. Roberta attended Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va. She was a former employee of GNC of Huntington, W.Va., and held a management position for many years. She moved to Jacksonville, Fla., to live with her daughter in October, 2008. Roberta loved life and family and especially loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children Patricia Rhone of Lancaster, Ohio, Barry Thompson of Lancaster, Ohio, Sharon Bailey of Jacksonville, Fla., Carla Gibson of Lancaster, Ohio, Melissa Bledsoe of Drexel, N.C., and our dear sweet Belinda Call, who went to be with the Lord September 23, 2008; fourteen grandchildren, Matthew Lycans, Jeremy Lycans, Jennifer Kuhlwein, Diane Myers, Adam Roberts, Zach Meadows, Dane Meadows, Hollie Ludwig, Heidi Stewart, Josh Gibson, Drew Bledsoe, Daniel Bledsoe, Emily Bledsoe, James Bledsoe; twelve great-grandchildren, Brandon, Jillian, Lucy, Branson, Hayden, Carter, Lance, Olivia, Haiti, Elijah, Ilana, Kaylee; siblings Ronald Skaggs, Rose Fudge, Roger Skaggs, Ruthie Rivers, Rebecca Bowden, Robert Skaggs, Ramon Skaggs, Rhonda Wagoner, Rodney Skaggs. Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Wallace Funeral Home, 1159 Central Ave. Barboursville, WV 25504 by Rev. Charles Bailey. Contact info 304-736-3431. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Community Hospice, 4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257.

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