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Pernell Elvin Roberts, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 22, 1907
Death: Aug. 16, 1980

Born: Wilcox County, Georgia
Died: Waycross, Ware County, Georgia
Father: Reason ROBERTS
Mother: Alice Diantha STONE

Spouse: Minnie Myrtle "Betty" MORGAN
Married: Abt. 1927 in Ware Co, GA

Members of the Waycross First Trinity Methodist Church, Waycross, Ware County, Georgia.

Parents of the actor Pernell Elvin ROBERTS, Jr. of Bonanza TV show.


August 18, 1980, Monday
Waycross-Journal Herald, page 9


Pernell E. Roberts, Sr., 73, died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Mr. Roberts was the father of Pernell Roberts, well known stage, television and film star. His son is presently starring in "Trapper John, M.D." and was one of original stars of the television hit series "Bonanza".

He was a native of Wilcox County, son of the late Reason Roberts and Alice Stone Roberts.

He had made his home in Waycross since 1925 and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Big Brothers Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Roberts, Waycross; one son, Pernell E. Roberts, Jr., Beverly Hills, Calif.,; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Kara Knack, Hollywood, Calif.; one brother, Glenn Roberts, Waycross; one grandson, Chris Roberts, New York, NY.

Memorial service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge.

Graciously donated by: Mrs. Betsy Roberts
Family links: 
  Reason Beverly Roberts (1865 - 1948)
  Alice Diantha Stone Roberts (1866 - 1933)
  Minnie Myrtle Morgan Roberts (1910 - 1988)
  Pernell Roberts (1928 - 2010)*
  Ellis Beverly Roberts (1893 - 1962)*
  Neaverly Reason Roberts (1896 - 1964)*
  Cathrin Mabel Roberts (1900 - 1931)*
  Pernell Elvin Roberts (1907 - 1980)
  Leavy Glenn Roberts (1912 - 1987)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakland Cemetery
Ware County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Roberts Family Plot
Created by: Wiregrass Irisheyes
Record added: May 11, 2007
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