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Tony Ronald Roberts / May 17, 2017

Tony Ronald Roberts, son of Inez Staten of Chase City and the late George Staten of Wylliesburg, was born on Jan. 16, 1960 in Richmond. He was called home on May 7, 2017 at VCU Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill at the age of 57.

Tony started out in Clarksville and moved to Capital Heights, Md., and went to Lyndon Hill Elementary School in Capital Heights, Md. James Madison Junior High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., and also attended Bladensburg High School in Bladensburg, Maryland.

On Jan. 24, 1994, he married his wife, Cheryl King, and they lived in South Hill for 23 years. His hobbies included working on cars, tractors, home improvement, electrical, mechanical and listening to music with a long list of Country and Oldies like Otis Redding and Garth Brooks. He enjoyed being around his family and friends more than anything in the world.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife; Cheryl Roberts of the home; daughter: Toni McCullum; step-children: Demetrius (Randy) King of South Hill and Brian (Brandy) King of Montana; grandchildren: JaStevio King and CaRon, both of South Hill; his mother: Inez Staten of Clarksville; sisters: Esther Roberts, Doris (Arthur) Coleman, and Mary (Charlie) Darden of Clarksville and Joyce (Alvin) Johnson of Annapolis, Maryland; sister-in-law: Roes Mary and Patricia Ann, both of South Hill, and Regina of Forestville, Md.; brother-in-law Conway (Michelle) of South Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Tony was preceded in death by his father, George Staten; stepsons: Terrell King and Jermaine King; brothers: Stoney, Billy, Peewee, Skidder, Danny and Pokey.

Service was held on Saturday, May 13, at the William Grove Baptist Church, Chase City.

Arrangements by Carter’s Funeral Home.

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