Daphne Ayers Roberts passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, February 5, 2021.
Mrs. Roberts was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 27, 1933, to the late Seaborn Allen Ayers, and the late Martha Murray Ayers. She was a retired educator, teaching Algebra for over 20 years at Dublin High School. She served as President of the Retired Teachers Association and was a member of the Dublin Service League.
Daphne met her husband William (Bill) L Roberts while attending the University of Alabama and married her beloved husband, in August of 1954, in Columbus, GA. Daphne and Bill enjoyed their bridge supper club and would often travel together and play. They were happily married for almost 55 years before his passing in 2009.
Daphne was a member of Pine Forest United Methodist Church where she volunteered in many areas of service. Competitive by nature, she loved to play bridge and played several times per month at the Dublin Country Club and weekly at her home. She was also an avid tennis player for years and was always enthusiastic about getting up and getting on the court.
Mrs. Roberts was a wonderful Grandma and one of her greatest joys was found in spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Elizabeth Thompson.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Bradley Allen (Theresa) Roberts, of Warner Robins, Matthew Lee (Donia) Roberts, of Wellington, FL, and Mark Ayers (Christine) Roberts, of Cumming; grandchildren, Matthew Roberts, Kara Roberts, Kassidy Roberts, Carson Roberts, and Kennedy Roberts, and niece, Elizabeth Wolff.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Dublin Memorial Gardens. Services will also be live-streamed via the Townsend Brothers Funeral Home Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization close to Daphne's heart.
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