Hughetta Lowe Roberts, 89, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with her grandson, Pastor Gavin Reed of Abingdon, Va., officiating. He will be assisted by her son-in-law, Dean Marchant and the Rev. John McCullough. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Collingsworth County, Texas, and married F.L. "Shorty" Roberts on April 28, 1942, in Gould, Okla. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1995.
Hughetta and Shorty moved to Big Spring in 1973 from Wellington, Texas. She served as organist at Berea Baptist Church and was employed there for more than 25 years. She was a lifetime member of TOPS.
Survivors include three sons, Roland Roberts of Comanche, Neal Roberts and wife Kay of Big Spring and Ron Roberts and wife Debbie of Venice, Calif.; two daughters, Alvina Marchant and husband Dean of San Antonio and Cindy Reed and husband Kent of Camdenton, Mo.; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, Andy and Josie Lowe; one sister, Peggy Squyres; and one brother, Odie Lowe.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com