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Garland "Sonny" Roberts

March 3, 1930 September 14, 2018
Garland "Sonny" Roberts
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DURHAM: Mr. Garland Roberts (Sonny), 88, resident of Durham, died early Friday morning, September 14, 2018. He was rehabbing from a recent accident, and his death was unexpected.

He was predeceased by his wife, Peggy, infant son, Mark, and his sisters Kathleen, Jewel and Ruth. Surviving are his daughters Paula A. Roberts and Susan R. Frate of Durham and his brother Milton and wife Margie Roberts.

Sonny was born March 3, 1930 in Orange Factory to the now late Garland and Verlie Roberts. He was a member of The United States Armed Forces and served during the Korean War. He was employed by PSNC for 25 years up to retirement. He was a loving Father, a devoted husband and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ.

The family gives special thanks to Home Instead’s wonderful caregivers (Ruby and Teresa), the dedicated staff at Hillcrest and the selfless volunteers at Meals on Wheels for their love, care and support during his final days.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul United Methodist Church (2700 N. Roxboro St.) on Saturday, Sept 22nd at 12:00 p.m., followed by a reception at the family’s home. A private burial service will be held at another time.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be sent to St. Paul UMC: 2700 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704; or Meals on Wheels: 2522 Ross Rd, Durham, NC 27703.

The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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12:00 PM 9/22/2018 12:00:00 PM
St. Paul United Methodist Church

2700 N. Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27704

St. Paul United Methodist Church
2700 N. Roxboro Street Durham 27704 NC
United States

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