Barbara (Kelley) Roberts

April 18, 1929 ~ January 28, 2021 (age 91)


Barbara Kelley Roberts, 91, passed away January 28, 2021 at her home in Dayton, TN.

Barbara was a lifelong resident of Rhea County. She was a member of New Union Baptist Church and a founding member of Frazier Volunteer Fire Department. She loved gardening and canning.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Artie  Kelley; husband, Albert Roberts; sister, Francis Colbaugh; brother, Floyd “Jr. “ Kelley and daughter-in-law, Debbie L. Roberts.

She is survived by her children, Charles Roberts and Kelley (Bill) Marsh both of Dayton, TN; sister Wilma Watson; 5 grandchildren, Mandie (Rusty) Tipton, Dusty Roberts, Beth (Matt) Riley, Kyle (Darcy) Ryan and Craig (Erica) Ryan; great grandchildren, Morgen Roberts, Madison Roberts, Abby Roberts, Macie Brown, Cayden Tipton, Brianna Riley, Jacen Riley, Ann Marie Ryan, Olivia Ryan, Betsy Ryan and great- great grandchildren, Gracelyn and Ezra.

Service will be Sunday, January 31, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Chapel of Coulter Garrison Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Ruehling and Rev. Clyde Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow at Buttram Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Filyaw, B.J. Byrd, Jeff Riley, Dallas Griffin, Adam Griffin, Gary Purser, Darryl King, Dale King.

Honorary Pallbearers: Shirley Bishop, Troy Shaver, Gary Cooper, Joe Purser, Roddy Jewell, Rosie Purser, Raymond Massengale, Ronnie Massengale.

Family will receive friends Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 11:00am-2:00pm.

For the safety and respect of all, masks are required and no food is allowed to be served at this time.


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