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Obituary – Harvey Newton “Newt” Roberson (1936 – 2021)


Harvey Newton “Newt” Roberson age 84 of Bluffton went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, February 11, 2021, at his daughter’s house in Waldron.

Newt was born September 12, 1936, in Little Texas, Arkansas to the late William Harvey and Elsie Brown Roberson. He was a member of the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church. Newt was a hard-working man who truly loved to work. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after 28 years as a Road Construction Foreman, for the Arkansas State Highway Department in Danville where he retired after 15 years. After his two retirements, he started his own lawn care service. He was preceded in death by his wife; Veaora Roberson, parents; brothers R.B., R.C. and Dan Roberson, sister; Martha Defoor.

His greatest passion was being outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish, and trap hogs and beavers. He truly loved and enjoyed the outdoors even if it was only just sitting there and listening. He also enjoyed spending time with his tight knitted family. He was a meek and gentle man who could be firm at times. He was very well respected by his family and friends. Everyone that knew Newt knew he was a man that was always true to his word and full of integrity. He will be missed by all that knew him and the many lives he impacted including a host of extended family, neighbors, and friends.

Newt leaves behind to cherish his memory his children; LaDonna and Tommy Franklin of Waldron, Lanny and Alesia Roberson of Booneville, Gretta and David Millard of Waldron, Valerie Abernathy of Bluffton siblings; Jim and Vickie Roberson of Bluffton, Mary Blackwell of Jessieville, Tommy and Mary Roberson of Bluffton grandchildren; Tanoka and Chris Milligan, Lana and Edgar Yates, Kayla Casey, Randi and Kirk Levisee, Joshua Millard, Candace and John Hildreth III, Brandon and Katlyn Millard, Heather and Steven Duncan, Justin and Hannah Abernathy great-grandchildren; C.J. Milligan, Matthew Milligan, Aaron Levisee, Ross Millard, Bella Hildreth, Lincoln Hildreth, Cash Millard, Eli Duncan, Amelia Duncan and Hunter Duncan.

Pallbearers will be Len Cullins, Larry Ennis, Tommy Franklin, Randy Jones, Jim Roberson, and Butch Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Kindred Hospice.

Newt’s life celebration will be Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2 pm at Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church in Gravelly with burial at Parks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 21, 2021, from 6 pm – 8 pm at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.                  

Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com.

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