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2012-11-08 / Obituaries


Frances Lu Roberts, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Concord, Calif. She was born May 1, 1927, in Brewton and was the daughter of Frances and Clyde Brantley. She lived most of her life in Coffeeville and Thomasville.

A graduate of Thomasville High School, she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Alabama College, State College for Women (now the University of Montevallo) and moved back to Clarke County where she taught commercial education at both Thomasville High School and Jackson High School. Many older business leaders in Clarke County often remarked that they learned to type from “Miss Frances Lu”.

Following her marriage to Sydney Earl Roberts, she moved to Coffeeville, where her husband owned S.E. Roberts & Company grocery store, now Greers. In later years, she was employed in the Coffeeville branch of First United Security Bank and retired from there.

She was a member of Coffeeville Baptist Church until she moved to Thomasville during her retirement years, where she was a member of First Baptist Church of Thomasville.

She is survived by her son, Rev. Jack Nelson (Becky) Roberts; two grandsons, Richard Brantley Roberts and Sheri Renee Roberts and their daughter, Lily Anne Roberts; Michael Andrew Roberts and Elizabeth Noel Roberts; all of Concord, Calif, and one surviving brother and sister-in-law, John Thomas Brantley and Betty Brantley of Columbus, Ga.

Services were Monday, Nov. 5 at Coffeeville Cemetery with Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directing. An online guestbook may be signed at www.lathanfuneralhomes.c om.

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