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DURHAM: Elbert Roberts, age 84 passed away at Hock Family Pavilion on Thursday, February 16, 2017 after declining health. Elbert was born, April 18, 1932 to the late Rufus and Luna Roberts. He was a longtime resident of Bahama where he lived since childhood. Elbert retired from Ligget & Myers Tobacco Company in 1987 after 34 years of service. Beyond the love of his family he was a lifetime member of Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church in Bahama, NC. Elbert enjoyed farming, hunting, and pulling for his favorite team, Duke.

He is survived by his loving wife, Loretta Hogan Roberts for 60 years. He is survived by son, Rudy Roberts; daughter, Sherry Andrews; former husband, George Andrews; grandchild, Bret Andrews and fiancée Erin Williams; sister, Helen Ellis; and brother, Tim Roberts. He was preceded in death by sisters, Lorena Green, Betsy Stone, Martha Kulenkamp, and Thelma Thomas; as well as brothers, RG Roberts, Calvin Roberts, John Wesley Roberts, and twin, Thelbert Roberts. Elbert will be greatly missed by his family and everyone who knew him.

The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church in Bahama. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. A luncheon and fellowship will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church; 2516 Levi Ln., Bahama, NC 27503. The family appreciates the wonderful compassionate care provided by the Hock Family Pavilion staff.

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Visitation Prior to the Service




1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church

2516 Levi Lane
Bahama, NC 27503

Funeral Service




2:00 PM
Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church

2516 Levi Lane
Bahama, NC 27503

Cemetery Details


Ellis Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery

2516 Levi Lane
Bahama, NC 27503

Memorial Contribution

Duke HomeCare and Hospice

4321 Medical Park Drive
Suite 101
Durham, NC 27704

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