Phillip Washington Roberts
Roberts, Phillip Washington, 52, died at his home, R.F.D. No. 1, Hixson, Tenn., at 7 o’clock Tuesday night. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of VFW post No. 1289, Chattanooga. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nannie Smith Roberts; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Ruth Hamil, Hixson, two sons, Paul Roberts, Hixson and Harry R. Roberts, Richmond, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Freely Varner, Hixson, Mrs. W. A. Gann, Red Bank and Mrs. Earl Cox, Spring City, Tenn.; four brothers, Sam Clark Roberts, Hixson, Macon Cecil Roberts, Red Bank, three grandchildren, Miss Nancy Ann Roberts and Jack Hamil, Hixson and Miss Rita Layne Roberts, Richmond, Calif. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 o’clock Thursday morning at the Middle Valley Baptist Church. Rev Joe Dick McRee, Rev. Jack Thomson and Rev. Joseph B____ officiating; pallbearers will be nephews, Reed Roberts, Jim Varner, Bill Varner, Cox Varner, John Varner, Robert Varner and Warren Varner, Honorary; J. T. Kirby, John Varner, Albert Penney, Clint Davidson, Harry Hixson, LeRoy Didridge, J.S. Painter, George Hensley, Dailey Jackson, Andrew Dickerson, Willie Grant, Ben Millsaps and Fred Ganns. The body is at the home. Arrangements are by J. Avery Bryan Company.
The Chattanooga Times, March 11, 1948; Died March 9, 1948.
FINAL RITES TODAY FOR P. W. ROBERTS
Veteran of World War I Died Tuesday-Services are at Middle Valley
Funeral services for Philip w. Roberts, a 52-year-old veteran of World War I and a member of a prominent Hamilton County family, will be held this morning at 10:30 at the Middle Valley Baptist Church.
The Rev. Joe Dick McRee, retired Presbyterian minister, will officiate. He will be assisted by the Revs. Joseph Bierce of the Grace Church of the Nazarene and Jack Thompson, pastor of the Middle Valley Baptist church.
The son of the late W. R. Roberts and Mrs. Roberts, he was born in the Dallas community. He had been in ill health for the past eight years. His death occurred Tuesday.
A member of a coast artillery regiment in World War I, Roberts saw combat service in France and also went with the army of occupation to Germany. He had resided in the Dallas Community all his life.
Active pallbearers will be Jim, Bill, Thomas and John Cox, Robert Warren Varner and Reed Roberts, all his nephews.
Active pallbearers, all veterans of World War I, are J. T. Kirby, John Varner, Albert Penny, Clint Davidson, Harry Hixson, Leroy Eldredge, Jim Painter, George Hensley, Dailey Jackson, Andrew Dickerson, willie Grant, Ben Clift, Joe Penny, Bill Eldridge, Henry Millsaps, Fred Gann, Chester Horn and John Moses.
Surviving Mr. Roberts are his wife, Miss Nannie Smith Roberts, a daughter, Mrs. Edna Ruth Hamill of Hixson, two sons, Paul Roberts of Hixson, and Harry P. Roberts of Richmond, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Freely Varner of Hixson, Mrs. W. A. Gann of Red Bank, and Mrs. Earl Cox of Spring City, Tenn.; four brothers, Clark Roberts and Sam Roberts of Hixson and Macon Roberts and Cecil Roberts of Red Bank.
The Chattanooga Times, March 11, 1948
Submitted by Sallie Cox