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Carlton E. Roberson
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A graveside service was held Friday at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella for Carlton E. Roberson, 78, of Ceres. He died Feb. 2, 2008 at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House in Hughson.

Arrangements were handled by Hillview Funeral Chapel in Patterson

Born July 2, 1929, Mr. Roberson was a native of Midland, Texas, and lived in Ceres for seven years. He previously resided in Oregon for 12 years and Patterson for 35 years. Mr. Roberson served in the Army during World War II. He was a self employed agricultural harvester and owner of C.R. Harvesting for 30 years in which he employed many family members. Mr. Roberson was a member of the Patterson Masonic Lodge No. 488. He invented and had a patent on the Broccoli Harvestor, enjoyed fabricating with wood, steel and iron. He also loved to go hunting, fishing, traveling and enjoyed birds.

Mr. Roberson leaves behind two brothers, Gary Tyner of Modesto, Stephen Tyner of Modesto; three granddaughters, Cara McCloud and Corie McCloud both of Redmond, Ore., and Clorissa McCloud of Payson, Utah; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife Jan Roberson, son David Larry Roberson, daughter Sharon McCloud and two sisters and his brother.

Remembrances may be sent to: Alexander Cohen Hospice House, c/o Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95356; or to The La Pine Community Church, 16565 Finley Butte Road, La Pine, OR 97739.

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier /February 13, 2008