Shirley Nell Graham Roberts

Funeral services for Shirley Nell Graham Roberts, 71, of Huntington will be held Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Huntington with Brother James O. Forrest and Brother Brian Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntington Oddfellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Roberts was born September 2, 1936 in Buffalo, Texas to Clara (Tatum) and Leonard Graham, and died Thursday, April 3, 2008 at her residence.

A former resident of Seagoville, Mrs. Roberts had resided in Huntington for 28 years. She retired from Huntington ISD, where she was a teacher's aide. Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Edward "Eddy" Roberts of Huntington; son and daughter-in-law, Edward "Skip" and Sharon Roberts of Plano; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Jo and John McCoy of Huntington and Rita Nell and Danny Santos of Mesquite; grandchildren, Jason Kyle Santos and Stefani Marie Santos; and brother and sister-in-law, Wesly and Bonnie Sue Graham of Huntington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Tezzy Terry, Bob Cramer, Larry Arnold, Elmer Sanders, Dewayne Phillips and Roland Grissett.

Honorary pallbearers will be Billy Page, B.D. Harvill, Robert Page, Robert Clark, Curtis Dukes and R.B. Forrest.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 116 South Raguet Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home in Lufkin.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.