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DoveRobert G (Bobby) Roberts, former Bladen County Commissioner, died Friday after a lengthy illness.  A funeral service and burial were heldMonday.
Roberts, a lifelong resident of the Bethel community, was first elected to the Bladen County Board of Commissioners in 1972 at the age of 28. He later served as Bladen County Tax Supervisor.
The 71 year old Roberts was a farmer/businessman, and an active member of Bethel Baptist Church where he served in numerous positions including deacon.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Dianna Grooms Roberts, two daughters Robin Lynn Roberts of Raleigh and Deborah Grace Roberts of Fuquay Varina, three grandchildren and a brother Preston McRae “Pete: Roberts of Lumberton. Few more at http://hosting-9605.tributes.com/obituary/show/robert-bobby-roberts-102304403