Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Betty Lois Roberson

09/18/1946 - 08/07/2022

Betty Lois Roberson, age 75 of Murphy, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Betty was born in Swain County, NC to the late Grady and Gracie Cook Howard. She had previously lived in Swain County before moving to the Murphy area at the age of 5 years old. Betty had worked as a machine operator at Levi Strauss. She enjoyed singing and also enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her parents, Betty is preceded in death by her brothers, Dennis Howard, Bill Howard, Grady Howard, Jr, Harold Howard and Wayne Payne.

She is survived by her husband, James Roberson; her sons, Keith Dwayne Roberson, Shane Roberson and Monty Ray Roberson; a daughter, Pamela Hughes; her brothers, R.L. Howard, Wade Howard and Douglas Howard; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy. Rev. Douglas Howard, Rev. Shane Roberson and Rev. Jeffrey Roberson will officiate. Burial will be at the Laurel Branch Cemetery in Bryson City, NC. Pallbearers will be Tony Vazquez, Keaton Killian, Lucas Hayes, Jake Bryson and Jeffrey Roberson. Honorary pallbearers are Max and Cole Roberson.

The family will receive friends from 6pm - 8pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel of Murphy.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Four Seasons Hospice for taking excellent care of Betty.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital at

Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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