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Roberta Havins

Roberta Havins

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at First United Methodist Church for Roberta Havins of Artesia.

Havins, 95, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at Artesia General Hospital.

Monty Leavell will officiate at the services, with interment to follow at Woodbine Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Laverne, Okla., the daughter of Fred Chambers and Leta (Coates) Chambers. She moved to Hope as a child and graduated high school there, later moving to Artesia in 1940.

Roberta was an owner/operator of Artesia Furniture. She was a member of First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and her church family. In her spare time of running her business, she enjoyed bowling in her younger years.

Survivors include her daughter, Gerene Fanning, of Artesia; son Eddie Joe Havins and wife Carol of Chandler, Ariz.; grandchildren Jed Fanning and wife Susan of Las Cruces, Joe Dee Fanning and wife Lynn of Artesia, Jill Carpenter and husband Dean of Sweeny, Texas, Alexa Bruening and husband Justin of Westlake Village, Calif., and Chad Havins of Chandler; great-grandchildren Haylee Neel, Lynzee Kelly, Jared Fanning, Jael Clark, Brittney Carpenter, Caleb Carpenter, Trevor Carpenter, Keira Havins, Lexington Bruening and Zane Bruening; great-great-grandchildren Livy Smith and Kobe and Corinne Kelly; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Orville and Gene Chambers; son-in-law Johnny Fanning; and sister-in-law Rita Chambers.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.