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NEW ZION BAPT. CHURCH CEMETERY, NEW ZION, Hwy 31 Alt. GILES COUNTY TENNESSEE.

2nd big stone of the five big stones in the row on our left
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ROBERTS, John R., 1888 - (Cir 27 Dec 1951). (s/o Noah & Amanda Pettus Roberts.)
We are now on the east side of the road, in front of the old church building. 

ROBERTS, John R. The Pulaski Citizen 2 Jan 1952
John R. Roberts, 64 year old Sumac farmer died at Giles County Hospital on Friday morning at 3:45 o'clock. He suffered a stroke on Friday at his home.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock at New Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. Loyd Hickman, officiating and burial will take place in the church cemetery.
A native of Giles County, Mr. Roberts was the son of the late Noah and Amanda Pettus Roberts. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mangrum, Lynnville, Miss Alene Roberts of Sumac; one son, Valton Roberts of Beech Hill, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Walter Newton, Sumac, and Mrs. Pink Barlar, Pulaski.

Photo, info and transcription by Wayne Austin, 1 Jul 2008. Obit sent in by Mary Bob Richardson 7 Jul 2016.