Roberts, Mrs. William F.



          -May 1, 1968
                Mrs. W. F. (Blanche) Roberts died May 1, 1968 in the Extended Care Unit of Lincoln General Hospital. A memorial service was held in Ruston on Thursday morning in Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Otis Spinks and Rev. Roy Grant officiating. The funeral services were held on Friday in Nolley Memorial Methodist Church in Jena, with Rev. Ed Barksdale, Rev. Otis Spinks and Rev. Baker Boddie participating.
                Mrs. Roberts was the widow of the late Rev. William F. Roberts who was active in the Louisiana Conference for thirty-one years. During their years in the ministry they served in many churches. Among them are Ida, Mooringsport, Dubach, Franklin, Jonesboro, Mer Rouge and Jena. They retired in 1945 in Jena where they lived in the old family home.
                At the time of her death Mrs. Roberts lived in the Methodist Memorial Apartment Building in Ruston. She was a charter member of the Faith Methodist Church in Ruston and was very interested in the organization of this new church and was an inspiration and help in its work until the time of her last illness.
                She is survived by two sons, Marion Roberts of Grand Prairie, Texas; and Rev. William F. Roberts, associate pastor of Bethany Methodist Church, Houston, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Margie Deacon, Grapevine, Texas; Mrs. Erin Way, Stanford, Conn.; and Mrs. Bobbie Miller, Farmerville, Louisiana; 14 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Other survivors are two sisters: Mrs. Lillie Pyburn of Shreveport; and Mrs. Gussie Crews of Jena; five brothers, Joe Bradford, Thomasville, Ga.; Mayo and Dewey Bradford, Shreveport La.; Baxter Bradford, Houston, Texas; and Tommy Bradford, Jena, La.
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference, 1968; p. 222     

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