Franklin D. Roberts, 79 of Monticello, formerly of Crossett, passed away July 12, 2014 at Belle View Nursing & Rehab in Monticello.

He was a retired machine operator for Union Camp and was a Baptist.

Mr. Roberts was born on December 23, 1934 in Fries, Va. and was the son of the late William Roberts and Lula Keith Roberts.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Rice Roberts.

Survivors include three daughters, Deloris Hayes and husband Ralph of Warren; Toni Hopper of Crossett, and Ann Ingram and husband Andy of Monticello; a brother, Bob Roberts of Bassett, Va.; a sister, Gay Scott of Martinsville, Va.; eight grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held July 14 at 3 p.m. at Arkadelphia Cemetery on Highway 82 West in Crossett under the direction of Stephenson Dearman Funeral Home of Monticello.