Verlene Aldridge Roark (2018-12-03 16:29:09)

Verlene Aldridge Roark, age 99, of Snow Hill Drive, Boone, passed away Saturday evening, December 1, 2018, at Glenbridge Health and Rehabilitation in Boone.

Verlene was born March 23, 1919 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Roy James Aldridge and Gladys Eliza Taylor Aldridge. She was a retired employee of Appalachian State University, and a member of Watauga Baptist Church.

Verlene is survived by one daughter, Elaine McGuire and husband Garry of Vilas; three grandsons, Dwayne McGuire and wife Erin of Boone, Nelson McGuire and wife Kelly of Vilas, and Nathan Greene; one son-in-law, Jack Greene of Deep Gap; two sisters, Bernice Byrd of the Foscoe Community, and Jean Gragg and husband Bobby of Lenoir, and one brother, Wade Aldridge and wife Ann of Morganton. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest F. Roark, one daughter, Olivia Greene; four sisters, Carmelle Ellis, Blanche Byrd, Mary Wilcox, and Prince Aldridge, and six brothers, Stewart, Marl, Clell, Lon, Marshall, and Jim Aldridge.

Funeral services for Verlene Aldridge Roark will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, December 5, 2018, at 1:00 o'clock, at Watauga Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 12:00 until 1:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Tim Bunton and Reverend Ray Greene. Burial will follow in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.

The family will received friends Wednesday afternoon, from 12:00 until 1:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 100b Shadowline Drive, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to Roark family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.