Harvey Newton "Newt" Roberson age 84 of Bluffton went to be with his Lord and Savior
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his daughter's house in Waldron.
Newt was born September 12, 1936 in Little Texas, Arkansas to the late William Harvey & Elsie
Brown Roberson. He was a member of the Mulberry Freewill Baptist Church. Newt was a hard
working man who truly loved to work. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after 28 years as a Road
Construction Foreman, for the Arkansas State Highway Department in Danville where he retired
after 15 years. After his two retirements, he started his own lawn care service. He was preceded
in death by his wife; Veaora Roberson, parents; brothers R.B., R.C. and Dan Roberson, sister;
His greatest passion was being outdoors. He loved to hunt, fish and trap hogs and beavers. He
truly loved and enjoyed the outdoors even if it was only just sitting there and listening. He also
enjoyed spending time with his tight knitted family. He was a meek and gentle man who could
be firm at times. He was very well respected by his family and friends. Everyone that knew
Newt knew he was a man that was always true to his word and full of integrity. He will be
missed by all that knew him and many lives he impacted including a host of extended family,
neighbors and friends.
Newt leaves behind to cherish his memory his children; LaDonna & Tommy Franklin of
Waldron, Lanny & Alesia Roberson of Booneville, Gretta & David Millard of Waldron, Valerie
Abernathy of Bluffton siblings; Jim & Vickie Roberson of Bluffton, Mary Blackwell of
Jessieville, Tommy & Mary Roberson of Bluffton grandchildren; Tanoka & Chris Milligan, Lana
& Edgar Yates, Kayla Casey, Randi & Kirk Levisee, Joshua Millard, Candace & John Hildreth
III, Brandon & Katlyn Millard, Heather & Steven Duncan, Justin & Hannah Abernathy great
grandchildren; C.J. Milligan, Matthew Milligan, Aaron Levisee, Ross Millard, Bella Hildreth,
Lincoln Hildreth, Cash Millard, Eli Duncan, Amelia Duncan and Hunter Duncan.
Pallbearers will be Len Cullins, Larry Ennis, Tommy Franklin, Randy Jones, Jim Roberson and
Butch Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Kindred Hospice.
Newt's life celebration will be Monday, February 22, 2021 at 2 pm at Mulberry Freewill Baptist
Church in Gravelly with burial at Parks Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 21, 2021
from 6 pm - 8 pm at Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville.
Arrangements by Cornwell Funeral Home Danville. Online guestbook and condolences at