Florence Opal Roberts

Florence Opal Roberts, 90, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of De Valls Bluff, Arkansas flew into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday evening, October 6, 2014 surrounded by her son George and her extended Dallas family. She was loved by many and will be missed.

Florence was born to Neeley and Della Kent Edge on December 30, 1923. She was a retired postal employee, a former mayor of De Valls Bluff, and a major civic leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Bill” Hall and husband, George “Buddy” Roberts; son, Jimmy Lynn Hall; brothers, Delbert and Ed Edge, and a sister, Inez Minton.

Florence leaves behind her son, George E. Roberts, Jr. of Dallas, Texas; granddaughter’s, Karen Harlow of Olive Branch, Mississippi and Jan Barnes of Jonesboro, Arkansas; great-grandsons, Gary Brown of Dallas, Texas and Garrett and Jared Barnes both of Jonesboro, Arkansas; great-great grandson, Jayden Brown of Dallas; niece, Maxine Petrus of Des Arc, Arkansas; two great-nieces, Francine Dickson of Des Arc and Karen Jo Petrus of Little Rock; great nephew, Delbert Minton of England, Arkansas; Sandra Hart, a very special person and extended family and scores of friends and extended family both here and in Dallas.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen. Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M., Friday, October 10, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in De Valls Bluff. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.

5 thoughts on “Florence Opal Roberts”

  1. Bennie & Norma Taylor

    Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and other loved ones. She was an inspiration to all who knew her and I know she’s rejoicing to be with those gone on before her who she loved so dearly.

  2. The Haskins and Dix Families

    George, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom is smiling down on and I know in my heart that my Dad and Pete have already introduced themselves. She has her angel wings and has her accountant hat on. Hugs and Kisses. You have many beautiful memories that can help you get through this very difficult loss.

    Love, Kathy, Nana, Tiffany, Judi and Martini

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Florence touched the lives of so many people in such a positive way. She was a great person and one of the best mayors DeValls Bluff has ever had. Thanks to her the new Highway 70 bridge was constructed. She was so proud that day she cut the ribbon on that bridge. Now I imagine she and Jane are catching up on old times. She will be sorely missed.

    Martha Shinley

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