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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Lula Roberts

Lula Ann Roberts (Hennessee)

Monday, June 30th, 1924 - Monday, September 9th, 2019
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Lula Ann Hennessee Roberts, 95, of Athens, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home.
She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late James William and Anna Belle Hutsell Hennessee. She was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Summerfield Roberts, Sr., a daughter, Jo Ann Roberts Arnold Roberts, and five brothers and three sisters.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Athens and had been associated with Sears and Proffitt's as a sales clerk for many years .
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Summerfield, Jr. and Carol Faris Roberts of Riceville; a granddaughter, Lauren Ashlee Roberts; three grandsons Mark Allen (Amy) Arnold, Joel (Stephanie) Arnold and Justin Roberts; two great-granddaughters, Emily Catherine Arnold and Mary Grace Arnold; sister-in-law, Evelyn Roberts of Athens; and one nephew, T.A. (Bud) Roberts (Kay Bush).
A funeral service will be conducted, 11:00 am, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Union Chapel United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Henard officiating. Interment will follow in Union Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00-11:00 am at the church prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Price, Steve Norwood, Steve Faris, Mike Stephens, Joe Ray and Derrick Vestal.
The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association, NE/SE TN Chapter, 7625 Hamilton Park Drive Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421; or Union Chapel Cemetery, c/o Edith Hutsell, 549 County Road 114, Athens, TN 37303.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Union Chapel United Methodist Church, County Road 130, Athens, TN 37303
  • Interment

    Union Chapel Cemetery
    County Road 130
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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    Immediately following the service at the church.
Service will be held at Union Chapel United Methodist Church.


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Louise Duckworth

Posted at 03:24pm
I had known Lula and Joe for most of my life. They were both wonderful friends to all who knew them. Joe, you and all the family will be in my prayers for comfort, strength, and peace. Sincerely, Louise Lackey Duckworth

Debbie Hashe

Posted at 06:30pm
Joe, was sorry to learn of your mother's death. I remember her working at Proffitt's. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Debbie Roberts Hashe

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