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Joann Roberts


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Joann Roberts Obituary
Joann Roberts of Wynne died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.
Joann was born Nov. 2, 1936, in Harrisburg, to the late Joseph and Lucy Elizabeth Merritt.  She was united in marriage to Carl Monroe Roberts Sr., on Nov. 4, 1950. To this union, five children were born, Helen, Freda, Carl, Jane and Jimmy. 
She earned her nickname "GoAnn" because of her favorite past time of shopping, ballgames, gardening and most of all spending time with her family. She was a supervisor with Warrick/Sanyo for 35 years where she met and maintained lifelong friends.
Left to cherish her memories are her children, Helen Mooney (Donny) of Hughes, Freda Reed of Cordova, Tenn., Carl Roberts Jr. (Jackie) of Colt, Jane Clarkson (Doug) of Wynne and Jimmy Roberts (Shelia) of Vanndale; sisters, Margie Alexander of Milledgeville, Tenn., Joey Harvey, and Teresa Pitts and Rose Brown, all of Harrisburg; brothers, Donnie Merritt of Harrisburg, Doug Merritt of Jonesboro and John M. Merritt of Wynne, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a very special friend, K.D. Kirby and hundreds of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lucy Merritt; husband, Carl Roberts Sr.; granddaughter, Jodi Michelle Roberts; great-grandson, Jackson David Orman; son-in-law, William Jerry Reed II; sisters, June, Gladys, May and Jackie, and brothers, Wayne and Little Brother.
Visitation was held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel. 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Kernodle Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Roberts officiating. Burial was in Bell Cemetery in Palestine.
Pallbearers were Clay Brown, Chance Roberts, Chester Harvey, James Merritt, William Reed III and Marty Reid Carroll.
Published in Times-Herald on Aug. 13, 2018
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