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Mr. Alton Ray Roberts, of Rougemont, went to be with our Lord and Savior Friday, June 8, 2018.

Ray was born November 16, 1944 in Joplin, MO to the late William B. Roberts and Fannie Eakes. He was raised in Granville County, NC where he graduated from South Granville High School. 

Ray served in the NC National Guard for 22 years. He retired from IBM and Orange County EMS. 

Ray is survived by his precious wife of 52 years, Jeanette. He was a loving Daddy to his son, Jason Roberts (Kara) of Fuquay-Varina and Carly Buchanan (Brian) of Durham. He was a special Granddaddy to his eight grandkids, Tyler, Nicole, Jacob, Caleb, Kobi, Karsyn, Shayne and Cole. Also surviving are his mother, Fannie Eakes (R.L.) of Wilton; his sister, Loretta of Butler; niece, Sherry (Timmy); great-nephew, Randy (Holly); great-great niece, Riley and a new baby coming in July

Memorial Celebrations will be announced at a later date.

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  • Saturday, June 09, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ American Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
    Love and prayers to all of you.
    ~ Tiney Watson   Rougemont, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Prayers Jeanette for you and the family. I always thought alot of Ray. Good man. Thoughtful and caring.
    ~ Dave McDowell   Cary, NC
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
    He will be deeply missed. Kate and Bernice Brinkley
    ~ Bernice Brinkley   Creedmoor, NC
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
    Precious Jeanette, Carly, Jason & Family, We are praying for you fervently in your time of grief and we are so sorry for this "temporary separation". May God give you the strength and fresh grace for each new day until we are all together forever in heaven with our Lord. "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints" Psalm 116:15.
    ~ Van & Pam Hursey   Wake Forest, NC
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
    Ray was the sweetest man and will be missed by all. We love you and your sweet family.
    ~ Kevin and Deborah Beasley   Durham, NC
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    Jeanette, Carly and Jason. Just remember this is our loss but "GOD'S GAIN". Heaven will be a better place with Ray Roberts there.
    ~ Norman & Susie Beaver   Bahama, NC
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Jeanette and your Family. Ray was a real good Guy and will be missed.
    ~ Yvonne Weaver   Apex, NC
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
    I was heartbroken to hear about Ray's passing on Friday evening. He was so a sweet and funny guy. I am so sorry for your loss.
    ~ Donna Hamm   Durham, NC