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Graham Hope Roberson

Graham Hope Roberson, age 81, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 surrounded by his family. Born in Martin County on September 18, 1936, he was the son of the late Willie Eli Roberson and Blanche Ayers Roberson.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Viola Taylor Roberson. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Marcus Graham Roberson and friend Amy Clary of Littleton, Neil Taylor Roberson and wife Tamatha Gilreath Roberson of Zebulon; daughter, Amy Roberson Hargrave and friend Jason Todd of Roanoke Rapids; grandchildren, Joseph, Hannah, Mason, Madison and Nora; sister, Doris Sumner of Fredericksburg, VA, and brother, Gerald Roberson and wife DeEtte of Emporia, VA.

Graham provided for his loving family by working as a bus driver for Trailways for 32 years where he retired in 1994. He also operated a small farm in Halifax County throughout his bus driving career. He graduated from Aurelian Springs High School in 1954.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services, 731 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Graham will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 11 at Darlington Baptist Church with Rev. Justin Carp officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Enfield. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Darlington Baptist Church.

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