Dorothy “Dot” Roberts Roper

Published 5:39 pm Monday, March 3, 2014

Dorothy “Dot” Roberts Roper, 93, of Clanton, passed away March 2.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1920, in Roanoke, the daughter of the late Rev. Jesse H. Roberts and the late Vernie Coleman Roberts.

She graduated from Bob Jones College in 1942 and took a teaching position in Dadeville.

She enlisted in the Navy on June 17, 1943 where she served as a weather forecaster during the war and was honorably discharged at the end of World War II.

She moved to Birmingham where she met Henry Roper.

They were married on June 6, 1948. The couple moved to Clanton in 1954, and the Dalton children came to live with them in 1957.

Roper worked for the ASC office until she took a teaching position with the Chilton County School System.

She received a M.A.T. degree in counseling and guidance in 1962 from the University of Montevallo, and an education specialist degree from the University of Alabama 1974.

She was counselor at Chilton County High School until she retired in 1980.

One of her great joys was serving as sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Roper was also actively involved in First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Cordelia “Dee” Poulos of Mobile; sons, Jerry Dalton (Nancy), Alvin Dalton (Martha), the Rev. Perry Dalton (Anne) all of Clanton, the Rev. Ralph Eugene Dalton (Doris) of Mobile and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Roper; father and mother, the Rev. and Mrs. Jesse H. Roberts; brother, the Rev. Jesse Roberts and sister, Frances Shirley.

Friends will be received from 12-2 p.m. March 2 at Clanton First United Methodist Church.

Services will be held March 4 at 2 p.m. at Clanton First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Anderson and the Rev. Robert West officiating.

Interment will follow in Martin Memorial Cemetery in Clanton.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Clanton First United Methodist Church Prayer Ministry.

Martin Funeral Home directing.