James Theodore Roper
Feb 1, 1906 – May 6, 1968

Barewell, KY, May 7

James T. Roper, Arlington, Rt. 1, was dead on arrival at 3 p.m. Monday at Lourdes Hospital.  He was 62.  Mr. Roper, a brickmason, leaves two sons, J. Tandy Roper, Kevil, Rt. 4; and Ray B. Roper; five sisters, Mrs. H. Wallace Tanner, Mrs. Curtis King and Mrs. Perkins Quarles, all of West Paducah, Rt. 1; Mrs. Ralph Graves, Bardwell; and Mrs. Mildred Carroll, Melber; a brother, E. J. Roper, Paducah; and five grandchildren.  Mr. Roper was a member of the Palestine Methodist Church, Grahamville; Grahamville Masonic Lodge No. 707, Brickmason and Plasterers’ Union No. 4 of Kentucky; and the Mayfield Citizens Band Radio Club.  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Milner Chapel in Bardwell by the Rev. James O. Wright and the Rev. Hoyt Owen, with burial in the Milburn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Milner Funeral Home.

(Note:  James T. Roper’s grandparents, Elizabeth Melissa Atkins and Marcus Lindsey Roper were first cousins, so he was a great great grandson of Rev. War soldier Lewis Atkins through Lewis’ daughter Rachel Atkins who married Charles Roper and George B. Atkins who married Sarah Matheny.  His wife, Lucille F. Brent, died in 1964.)

Submitted by  Kyle, Melanie and David Atkins  on behalf of Louise Wyatt-  Thank you!


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