12/01/05 — URBAN ROBERTS

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Died Nov. 30, 2005

Urban "J Bird" Roberts, 78, died Wednesday at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Wayne Memorial Park, with the Rev. Johnny Sasser officiating.

Mr. Roberts was born in Wayne County to the late Milford "Dick" and Emogene Price Roberts and was married to Annie Ruth Crumpler Roberts. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he retired as a master sergeant with 26 years of service. He was a member of Emmaus Baptist Church, Goldsboro Golf Course, Lane Tree Golf Course and the E.L. Roberts Sunday School Class.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Jeffery Charles of Goldsboro; two sisters, Helen Hales of Goldsboro and Eleanor Senour of S. Bend, Ind.; and three grandchildren, Stephen C. Charles, Melissa A. Charles and Christina M. Charles.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Roberts and Lemly Roberts.

The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service, and at other times at the home of Gail and Jeffery Charles, 306 Yearling Drive.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Emmaus Baptist Church.

Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home of Goldsboro is serving the family.


Published in Obituaries on December 1, 2005 1:54 PM