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Louie Edward Roberts - Obituary



Louie Edward Roberts was born June 10, 1922 to Thomas Mattison and  Alberta Helen (Hayes) Roberts in Salem, Miss.,and passed away August 17, 2014 in Columbia, Miss., at the age of 92 years.

Roberts worked for noted walking horseman as Ray Beech and Joe Van Clayton. On numerous occasions father (Louie), son and granddaughter won blues at the same show.

Louie served in the United States Army and on October 18, 1941 was united in marriage to his first wife, Irene Chrisco, after her death he later married Delores M. Williams on October 17, 2001. He was a teacher and principal in the Dent County Rural Schools, organized and was the first pastor of the Second Baptist Church. He was also the organizer of the Monarchs Baseball Team in Salem and served one term as Mayor for the City of Salem. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church and a member of the Salem Masonic
Lodge #225. Louie was a Cardinal fan and loved spending time with his family.

Preceding him death were his parents, first wife, Irene, sisters, Maxine Major and Murl Nie, brothers, Arlen, Wilbur, Orben and Carl Roberts, grandchildren, Trevor Waugh, Jason Gilmore, Maria, Melinda and Melissa Roberts.

Survivors include his wife, Doris, Salem; children, Howard Roberts, Springfield; David Roberts and wife, Diana, Salem; Jackie Stewart and husband, Joe, Winchester, Tennessee; grandchildren, Susan Farr and
husband, Kevin, Marshfield; Kimberly Moser and husband, Dee, Jadwin; Laurel Cottingham and husband, Andy, Hanceville, Alabama; Scott Roberts and wife, Tish, Farmington; Buffy Young and husband, Ronnie, Jefferson
City; Mandi Schafer, Salem; Daniel Malone, Louisana; 16  great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Louie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral service for Louie Edward Roberts was held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Wilson Mortuary Salem Chapel with Bro. Larry Nash officiating, a eulogy was given by Phillip Moser, special CD selections were played.
Serving as pallbearers were Scott Roberts, Scotty Roberts, Zachary Moser, Phillip Moser, Larry Roberts, Joe Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were Robert Wells, Rick Stallings, Wayne Baker, Roger Wells and Mike Thompson. Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

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