James Roberts Sr., 71, of Hamburg, died Sunday, April 1, 2018. Mr. Roberts was a 1965 graduate of Hamburg High School and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Vietnam Era. Mr. Roberts worked for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation for 35 years and was a member of the North Main Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Graves Roberts; his parents, Johnny and Ruby Trantham Roberts; two sisters, Judy Ford and Pat Swan, a brother, Danny A. Roberts and a brother-in-law, Harry “Scooter” Davey.
Survivors include two sons, James Allen Roberts, Jr., and Scott Roberts and wife, Christy, all of Hamburg; a step-son, Michael Cunningham and wife, Sandy, of Lacey; Elizabeth Tucker of Hamburg, whom he thought of as a daughter; two brothers, Jimmy Roberts and wife, Karen, and Raymond Roberts and wife, Teenie; a sister, Lynda Davey all of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Eli Roberts, Garrett Roberts and Colton Cunningham and a host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be 10 a.m, Wednesday, April 4, in the Promise Land Cemetery with the Rev. David Strickland officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Cunningham, Eli Roberts, Jerod Williamson, Frank Fredrick, Dickey McClung and Thomas Swan.
Memorials may be made to the Promise Land Cemetery Association, c/o Mrs. JoAnn Sullivan, 318 Ashely Road 131, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online condolences may be made to jones-hartshorn.com.