Obituaries for Aug. 25, 2007

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 25, 2007

Roberts, Clem

Charles Werth Roberts Jr.

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Charles Werth Roberts Jr., of Demopolis, died Aug. 23, 2007, at his home. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. on Monday at the cemetery in Newbern with the Revs. Richard Hooker Cobbs and Julian Warwick Walthall officiating.

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He was born in Augusta, Ga. on March 29, 1933, and reared in Macon, Ga. He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He worked for the General Electric Co. and Alabama Power Co., retiring as direct manager.

A long time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, he served on the vestry. A former president of Marengo County Auburn Club, Demopolis Country Club and the Demopolis Rotary Club, where he was a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award, he served on the Industrial, Hospital and Recreation Boards for the City of Demopolis.

Roberts was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Werth Roberts and Lucile Williams Roberts, a son, Charles Werth Roberts III, and a granddaughter, Melanie Elizabeth Roddy.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Walthall Roberts and children and their spouses: Gordy and Melanie Roberts Germany, Patrick and Susan Roberts O&8217; Connell, Jim and Carol Roberts Roddy and Christine and Thomas Arthur Roberts.

Fourteen grandchildren and a sister, Gail Roberts Pellett, also survive him.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Demopolis City Schools Foundation Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 1338, and Demopolis, AL, 36732, or the donor&8217;s charity of choice.

Mary Elizabeth Clem

NEWBERN &8212; Mary Elizabeth Clem of Newbern, 75, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Hale County Hospital in Greensboro after an extended illness.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, at St. Michaels Episcopal Cemetery in Faunsdale with the Revs. Bryan Hatchett and Dee McGuire officiating. Kidd-Robbins Funeral directors of Demopolis are in charge of services.

Clem was a resident of Newbern all of her life. She was employed at Parker Tire in Greensboro for 12 years as an accountant secretary. She was a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Faunsdale.

Clem&8217;s husband, Jack Hines Clem and her daughter, Sallie Clem Whaley, her parents, Richard Norfleet Harris III and Sallie Bass Battle preceded her in death.

Survivors include her daughter, Betsy Hopkins and husband, Scott, of Newbern; son-in-law, Mike Whaley of Newbern; four grandchildren; one brother, Bill Harris and wife, Barbara, of Demopolis.

Pallbearers will be John Brossard, Jimmy Sealy, Ralph Cole Sr., David Parker, Phillip Milam and Keith Averette.

The Clem family will accept flowers or donations may be given to a charity of choice.