Newt A. Roberts (GLENNVILLE, Ga.)

GLENNVILLE, Ga. - Elder Newt Audley Roberts, 73, passed away Friday at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Center in Statesboro. Elder Roberts was born on March 16, 1933 near Sylvania, Ga. He was the son of Newt E. and Lola Taylor Roberts. He moved with his parents to Savannah when he was three. There he attended Public Schools and graduated from Commercial High School in June 1951. He attended Young Harris College and Georgia Southern College. He was licensed in the Ministry by the Savannah Primitive Baptist Church in June 1954 and ordained in his home church in December of 1954. His pastorates included the Savannah Primitive Baptist Church, Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church, Bethesda Primitive Baptist Church, Baptist Rest Primitive Baptist Church, Augusta Primitive Baptist Church, Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church, Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, Rome Primitive Baptist Church, and Pine Grove Primitive Baptist Church. He was a member of Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. He was the former owner and administrator of Twin Oaks Nursing Home in Guyton. He also served as the administrator of Bethany Home in Millen and Circle Drive Nursing Home in Augusta. He is survived by his wife, Reba Benton Roberts of Glennville; four daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Mitch Flanders of Lilburn, Glenda Jhuraminoli of Long Island, N.Y., Mary Ann and John Waters of Glennville, and Faye and Marty Glisson of Claxton; son, Bubba and Sherry Blocker of Claxton. Nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday at Loves Chapel Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Roberts will lie in state beginning at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Primitive Baptist Elders. Visitation began at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home in Reidsville. Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the Roberts Family. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-March 5, 2007