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Obituary for Dorothy Smith Roberts

Dorothy Smith Roberts, 88, of Carrollton, passed away June 26, 2017. Dorothy was born April 10, 1929 in Miami, FL., daughter of the late Rufus Alton and Mamie Cobb Smith. She was a 1947 graduate of Carrollton High School and following her graduation, she married the love of her life, James Edwin “Red” Roberts. Her husband had a long career with the railroad, and Dorothy moved with him first to Atlanta, then Knoxville, and finally to Brandon, Florida all the while caring for their home and growing family. In 1989, she and “Red” moved back to Carrollton to enjoy their retirement years. She was a person of strong faith and was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where she was a member of the Faith Sunday School class and volunteered in the church library. She was preceded in death by her sister Sue Smith Garrett and by her parents. Survivors include her husband of sixty-nine (69) years, James Edwin “Red” Roberts, her five children Diane LeHeup (Fred) of Huntsville, AL, Pam Reich of Canton, GA, Jim Roberts of Carrollton, GA, Cathy Burke (Blake) of Weddington, NC, and Terri Roberts of Lithia, FL. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM from Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel with Dr. Stephen Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Carroll Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 12:00 PM until 1:45 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Journey in Faith Fund at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 150 Tabernacle Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117. Messages of condolences can be sent to the family at
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12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117





2:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

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Carroll Memory Gardens

914 Stripling Chapel Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116


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