Valdosta Daily Times

July 17, 2013

Eugene ‘Gene’ Roberts


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Eugene “Gene” Roberts, 80, of Quitman, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Langdale Hospice House. He was born on Dec. 19, 1932, in Brooks County to the late Henry H. Roberts and Della Sweat Roberts Hiers. Mr. Roberts was a former small-business owner who had been retired for many years. He served his country with the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956; was a former Lion’s Club member serving at the local and district levels; was the long-time coordinator for the Saturday Sunday School at the Presbyterian Home where interacting with the residents gave him immense joy in his retirement years. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Quitman United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Jarvis Roberts of Quitman; son, Gene Roberts (Noriko); and grandson, Miles of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Lyndra Eason (Eric); and grandson, Austin; and twin granddaughters, Ansley and Ashlyn of Locust Grove, Ga.; three brothers, Charles Roberts and Herbert Hiers (Cindy) of Valdosta and Johnny (Martha) Hiers of Lakeland, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Hiers and Bernice Roberts.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Vonnie Godbold; and brothers, James “Punk” Roberts, Joseph P. Hiers, Ralph Hiers.

Services for Gene Roberts will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Quitman United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Brown officiating. The burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the Carson McLane Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Quitman United Methodist Church, marked for the Presbyterian Home Saturday Sunday School Outreach Missions.  

Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home