Edwin “Ed” Hebson Roberts

Published 6:58 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. Edwin “Ed” Hebson Roberts, 43, of Alexander City will be Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Alexander City.

Dr. Steve Strange, Dr. Todd Henderson and Dr. Richard Stryker will officiate.

The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church of Alexander City from 12–1 p.m. prior to the memorial service.

Burial will follow at Clanton City Cemetery in Clanton.

Roberts passed into eternity on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.

He was born on his mother’s birthday, Jan. 24, 1969 in Alexander City, to Elinor Warr Roberts and Joseph Thomas Roberts Sr.

He lived his first seven years in Goodwater and had been a resident of Alexander City since 1977.

He was a graduate of Auburn University.

Ed will be remembered by family and friends as funny, witty and a lover of practical jokes. He adored his older brother Tom and was happiest when he could be with him. They especially enjoyed shooting pool, watching ball games together, boating and skiing on Lake Martin and just “hanging out.”

Ed was especially close to his maternal grandmother when he was growing up. He loved his church and greatly enjoyed talking and visiting with his friends during fellowship time on Sunday.

Ed is survived by his mother, Elinor Warr Roberts, of Alexander City; sisters, Jebb Roberts Blankenship of Alexander City and Alice Roberts Sheffield (Barry) of Birmingham. Other survivors include his aunt and uncle, Dr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Warr; nieces, Abby Blankenship and Shelley Sheffield; his nephew, Joseph Brandon Roberts; and cousins, Chris Warr and Leigh Warr.

Ed was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Thomas Roberts Sr.; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Warr of Clanton; Mr. and Mrs. Erle B. Roberts of Alexander City; his cousin, Lloyd Martin Warr of Alexander City; and his beloved brother, Joseph Thomas “Tom” Roberts Jr.

The family requests no flowers, but memorials may be sent to Salvation Army, 1725 Highway 22 W., Alexander City, AL 35010; Alexander City First United Methodist Church (Community Concerns), 310 Green Street, Alexander City, AL 35010; or just do a kind deed for someone.

Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com. Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.