J.W. Roberts

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Services for J.W. Roberts, of Natchez, were Saturday, Dec. 30,at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with burial in ArlingtonBaptist Church Cemetery in Lincoln County. Bro. Mike Harrigill andBro. Harry Johnson officiated services.

Mr. Roberts, 78, died Dec. 28, 2006, at his residence. He wasborn in Summit on Oct. 24, 1928, to Bonnie Lee Roberts and MaggieMoore Roberts.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Faye Roberts;his sons, Roy Lee Ray, Jerry Roberts and Joseph Roberts; and hisgranddaughter, Melissa Faye Ray.

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Survivors are his sons, Phillip Ray and wife Lynn, of Natchez,Randy Roberts and wife Era, of Vidalia, La., and Glenn Roberts andwife Sue, of Summit; his daughter, Candace Pepper and husbandRaymond, of Summit; his grandchildren, Kristi and Skylar Simmons,Kimberly Ray, Carl, Adrena Faye, Bessie Ray and Roy Ray Jr.,Courtney Roberts Fanning, Anna Morgan, Tapper Hendricks, Katrinaand Paul Trospar, Chris, Christine Roberts, Vanessa and Floyd Kemp,Ember and Mark Sellers, and Stephen and Miranda Pepper; hisgreat-grandchildren, Colette Nicole Simmons, Anna Marie Roberts,Emily, Nathan, Jeffery and Joey Kemp, Ada Morgan, Caitlyn andClaire Hendricks; his brother, Donald Roberts and wife Joyce, ofNatchez; his sister, Billie Sue Wells and husband James, ofGreenwell Springs, La., and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Stephen Pepper, Tommy Roberts, David Roberts,Lloyd Wells, Jerry Young and Chris Roberts.