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Orville Roberts

December 26, 2013

Orville Roberts, 93 of Benton, passed away Dec. 24, 2013.  He was born November 19, 1920 near Harrison, Arkansas to the late A.C. and Mettie Roberts.  He was happily married to the late Fae Dean Roberts for 65 years.  He graduated from Harrison High School, Ouachita Baptist University, and Peabody College in Nashville, Tennessee.   He was proud to have served as a Marine Corps officer during World War II and The Korean Conflict and  was a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.
Mr. Roberts enjoyed time with his students while serving as teacher, coach, and principal at DeWitt Arkansas, and as principal and superintendent at Paragould School District.  He was pleased to serve as an Executive Committee member of the Arkansas Activities Association from 1975-1982.
He was grateful to God for his 31 years of retirement, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, sports, Sunday school class and his family.
He is survived by one son, Don Roberts and wife Cheryl of Springfield, Missouri;  one daughter Judy Yearry and husband Allan of Benton; and four grandsons,  Baron and Josh Roberts, and Brent and John Yearry.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 28, 2013 at Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501) 315-4047 with Dr. Rick Grant officiating.  Interment will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens in Maumelle.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m  Friday Dec. 27, 2013 at the funeral home in Benton. 
The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Mission Fund, 211 S. Market Street, Benton, AR 72015.
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