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Jerry Alva Roberts

Jerry Alva Roberts, age 73, of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

Jerry was born in Wickes, Arkansas on May 14, 1944 to the late Mark Roberts and the late Florence Sullivan Roberts.  He was married to Edith Golden Roberts. Jerry raise chickens and enjoyed his livestock and watching them grow. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed being outdoors. He was a hard worker and could fix anything, as he was mechanically inclined.  Most of all he loved his family and will be missed. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.

He is survived by wife, Edith Faye Roberts “Jo” of Mena, Arkansas; sons, Jerry Roy Roberts and wife Rachel of Mena, Arkansas, Michael Anderson Roberts and wife Lisa of Mena, Arkansas; daughters, Cindy Faye Watkins of Vandervoort, Arkansas, Amy Ruth Betz and husband David of Mena, Arkansas; fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; brothers, Alton Roberts and wife Mary of Sherman, Texas, Gene Roberts of Summerset, Ohio; sisters, Oneta Gentry and husband O.A. of Grannis, Arkansas, Maxine Smith and husband Lellern of Lebanon, Oregon, Louise Marie Drennon of Burlington, Texas, Ruth Maddux and husband James, and daughter Sarah of Greenwood, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Albert Roberts, sister, Maudie Pinkerton, and sons-in-law, Phil Watkins and Donnie Powell.

Funeral services will be Wednesday 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Beasley Wood Chapel with Brother Brett Lee officiating. Interment will follow in the Board Camp Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.

General visitation.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Cordell Roberts, Mark Roberts, Mike Henderson, Jackson Watkins, Gabriel Betz and David Betz.

Honorary pallbearers are Logon Roberts and Haden Roberts.

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