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Dorothy Lavon "Hathcock" Roberts, of Hot Springs, formerly of Prattsville, passed away on Feb. 8, 2019, due to complications of Parkinson's disease. She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Lono, Ark., to the late George Woody Hathcock and Rose Etta Strube Hathcock. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Adell Henderson, Virta Lou Swayze and Josephine Murberger; one brother, Hershell Hathcock; and her granddaughter, Wendy Williams. She was a member of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting, arts and crafts, camping, and in her younger days was quite a dancer. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, whom she loved dearly, Bennie Ray Roberts, of Hot Springs; her daughters, Benna Williams (Dennis) and Belva Bailey, all of Hot Springs; sons, Marvin Roberts (Betty Wright), of Prattsville, and Eddie Roberts (Trish), of Bismarck; sisters, Beaula Kelley, of Prattsville, and Pat Hicks, of Benton; and many special nieces, nephews, friends and very special caregivers, Brenda Hammock and Patty Payne, whom she loved. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held by Eld. Don Goodman and Eld. Jace Roberts at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Jacobs Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be son-in-law, Dennis Williams; grandchildren, Ben Roberts, Melanie Roberts, Crystal Taylor, Alissa Minshew and Felicia McNeely; and great-grandchildren, Eli McNeely and Zac Hager.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jacobs Cemetery Association c/o Heather Dunn 203 Grant 481 Prattsville, AR 72129 or Sweet Home Church 281 Grant 48, Prattsville, AR 72129.

Arrangements by Buie Funeral Home of Sheridan (870) 942-3231. Sign online guestbook at

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