Graham D. ''Bud'' Roberts

graham d. roberts
Graham D. “ Bud” Roberts, 86, of Bear Creek Road, Leicester, died Wednesday, April 17, 2002, in an Asheville hospital. Mr. Roberts was born in Buncombe county and was a son of the late Edward and Bessie Tate Roberts. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Geneva “Jo” Pounders Roberts who died November 20, 2001. He was a former Market Manager and butcher with Winn-Dixie Supermarkets and O.E. Chambers Grocery and was also a bookkeeper for O.E. Chambers Oil Co. Mr. Roberts was both a Bible student and a Bible teacher and was a member of Newfound Baptist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Joann Cole and her husband Jerry of Asheville and Sandra Nowlin and her husband Bronzy of Leicester; one son, Jimmy Roberts and his wife Wanda of Asheville; one sister, Dollie Plummer of Swannanoa and one brother, John Roberts of Asheville; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Revs. Mark Ball and Charles Phillips officiating. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Burial will be at Newfound Baptist Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday morning one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Uncle Bud and Aunt Jo are together again.
    I know they are in a better place.

    Uncle Bud always amazed me with the knowlegde he had of the Bible.
    He has certainly been a great influence in my life.

    May all of his family find peace and comfort in knowing that many others care.

    May God bless you and give you strenght during these times.

    Ann and family

  2. Jimmy, Joann & Sandra,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time.

    Love, Jack & Jewell

  3. Dear, Joann , Sandra , Jimmy and Famalies. we were so sorry to hear that your Dad had passed away… will all be in our thougts and prayers ……………

  4. We remember Mr. Roberts with fond memories. Every year he donated to Hearts for the Appalachian People and wrote us such heart warming encouragements..we share your sorrow at this time..H G and Brenda Hudgins

  5. To Joann and Sandra: Please know that you both and your entire family are all in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Don’t hesitate to call on me if I can do anything at all for you. ‘And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.’ Romans 8:28. I love you both. Denise Goodson

  6. Bud was one of the best persons I have ever known. When my Daddy, Jennings Foster, was old and feeble, nobody was so faithful to visit him or to ask if he wanted any help or a ride anywhere than Bud. And he not only did it for Daddy, he did everything possible he could for everybody. His family and the rest of us whose lives he touched have been truly blessed to have him. He was that rare individual who lived his faith fully. I know you find comfort in knowing his suffering is over and that he is in a better place. My sympathy in your loss.


  7. You have our deepest sympathy in your loss of Bud. He was a good man and will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Elmer,Ila & Debbie Parham Earl & Shirley Clark & family

  8. We were so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. He was always so nice to us and always had a smile. We’re sure Cleotis is showing Bud the way around his wonderful new home. May God give you the strength to get through this difficult time in your lives. Someday we will be up in Heaven with them too. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve,Sharon,Crystal and Chad Roberson

  9. Jimmy,Joann and Sandra,I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. He was a very special man. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Carolyn Green

  10. You will always be in my heart papaw, and I will cherish the time I had with you. I know you are smiling in heaven now. I love you, Cheryl (your peanut)

  11. Dale, Tessa,and Nowlin Family
    Iam sorry to here of your loss, I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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