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Dretta Jo Roberson

January 17, 1947 — October 5, 2019

Herrin- Dretta Jo Roberson, age 72, of Herrin, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Hickory Hills Alzheimer’s Home in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

Dretta was born in Carbondale on January 17, 1947, the daughter of Carl and Lois (Bennett) Smothers. She married Jerry Lee Roberson in West Frankfort on December 17, 1966. He preceded her in death on January 30, 2000.

Prior to her retirement, Dretta had worked as a pharmacy technician.

Survivors include her daughter- Trisha Roberson Bavender of Lebanon, TN

Brother and sister-in-law- Robin and Dixie Smothers of West Frankfort

Sister-in-law- Gay and Dwight Hoffard of Johnston City

Sister-in-law- Sally and Verne Ricker of Herrin

Nephew- Destry Hoffard of Detroit, MI

Nephew-Shayne Crawshaw of Johnston City

Niece- Jessi and Jason Pollack of West Frankfort

Great Niece- Reece Pollack of West Frankfort

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services will be held at 12pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 10-12pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Adoration Hospice of Tennessee.  Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948. 

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

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Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

201 S 13th St, Herrin, IL 62948

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