Commonwealth Journal


March 26, 2014

Obituaries for Thursday, March 27, 2014


He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Helen Louise Ferrell.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Eddie Massey officiating.
Burial will be in Science Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Thursday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at:
James Roberts
Mr. James Thurman Roberts, age 96, of Baltimore, Md., passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Roland Park Place in Baltimore. 
Mr. Roberts was born on June 21, 1917 in Pulaski County, Ky. to the late Virgil Dick Roberts and Zelda Mae Thurman Roberts. He was married to Saralou Bell Roberts, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Roberts is survived by a daughter, Alice Mae Roberts Wilkinson (Charles), and grandchildren, James Randolph Michele (Randy) and Allison Jeanine Michele Pettinelli.  
He is also survived by other friends and relatives.
In addition to Mr. Roberts' parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James Lewis Roberts.
A graveside service for James Thurman Roberts will be held at Somerset Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 with Rev. Steve Spitzer officiating.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the memory of James Thurman Roberts at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th Street, Baltimore, Md., 21211.
Somerset Undertaking Co. & Crematory is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Roberts.
If you wish, you may sign the online register book and leave private condolences at

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