Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Obituary of Emerson Reid Strader, Sr. (c.1915-2007)

Emerson Reid Strader Sr.

May 01, 2007 - 07:21:23 pm CDT

Ruffin, NC - Emerson Reid Strader Sr., 92, of 9658 Business 29 died Saturday April 27, 2007 at Annie Penn Hospital. Graveside Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 2007 at Ruffin Cemetery.

A native of Rockingham County, he was a son of the late Edward Gilbert and Lemma Jane Duncan Strader and had lived in Ruffin all of his life. He was a member of Ruffin United Methodist Church and he was retired from the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Strader was a farmer and a Charter member of the Ruffin Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Assistant Fire Chief and Treasurer for many years. He was preceded in death by six Brothers and two Sisters.

Surviving is his wife of 71 years, Louise Cowan Strader of the home; sons Emerson Reid Strader Jr. and wife Linda of Pine Knoll Shores, Phillip Strader and wife Sandra of Pelham; daughter Cindi Everett and husband Keith of Ruffin; grandchildren Sherry Strader, Vonda Strader, Phillip Strader Jr., Brandon Strader, Whitney Everett, Rachel Everett, & Rebecca Everett and great grandson Colton Strader.

The family will see friends from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2007 at Citty Funeral Home and at other times, they will be at the residence. Memorials may be made to Ruffin United Methodist Church, PO Box 66 Ruffin, NC 27326. Condolences may be made to

Source: The Caswell Messenger, 1 May 2007

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