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William Dennis Roberts / November 14, 2017
William Dennis Roberts, 64, of Oxford, N.C., and formerly of Washington, DC and Buffalo Junction, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at Hock Family Pavilion, Durham, N.C.

Mr. Roberts was born in Mecklenburg County, on April 26, 1953 to Lisborn D. and Queen Ester Boxley Roberts. He was a graduate of Spingarn High School, Washington, DC and a member of Wharton Memorial Baptist Church, Nelson. Mr. Roberts was a former employee of the United States Postal Service, Raleigh, N.C., and a 26 year veteran of the US Air Force.

Cherishing his memories are his wife, Leonia May Holloway Roberts of Oxford, N.C., one daughter, Cheryl Tanner of Bracey, one step-son, Kevin Green of Danville, five grandchildren; his parents, Lisborn and Queen Roberts of Buffalo Junction, four brothers, Larry Roberts of Bullock, N.C., Velky Roberts of Henderson, N.C., Maurice Roberts of Roxboro, N.C., and Donald Roberts of Buffalo Junction, three sisters, Brenda Roberts of Clarksville, Charlene Collins of Buffalo Junction, and Deborah Shaw of Arlington, three sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. at Wharton Memorial Baptist Church, Nelson, with Rev. Dr. James A. Hudson Jr. officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Friday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

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