ARKADELPHIA — Flave Tarpley Roberson, age 93, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Twin Rivers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia.

ARKADELPHIA — Flave Tarpley Roberson, age 93, of Arkadelphia, passed from this life on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Twin Rivers Health & Rehabilitation Center in Arkadelphia. He was born Dec. 8, 1917, in Okolona, the son of the late Jesse and Eula Tarpley Roberson. Flave was retired from the Clark County Road Department and a member of Park Hill Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by one son, Kenneth Mac Roberson; one daughter, Eula Faye Reese; one sister, Vesta Malcom; and three brothers, Will Fred and Wayne Roberson.
Flave is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Glenva Wingfield Roberson; three grandchildren, Warren (Denise) Roberson of Dallas, Texas, Jeff (Donna) Roberson of New Orleans, La., and Carey (Carrie) Roberson of Arkadelphia; five great-grandchildren, Josh, Peyton, Emilee, Jacob and Baylee Roberson; one brother, Paul Roberson of Arkadelphia; and one daughter-in-law, Gail (Ken) Murray of Cotter.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at Park Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Erby Burgess and the Rev. Don Tallison officiating. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the church.
Pallbearers are Jacob Roberson, Josh Roberson, Ronnie Roberson, Wayne McCauley, Jim Mitchell and Charles McAnally.
Memorials may be made to Park Hill Baptist Church, 3333 Hollywood Rd., Arkadelphia, AR 71923.
Services entrusted to Welch Funeral Home. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the online guestbook.