Robert Cleven Southern
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Robert Cleven Southern
  • August 13, 1931 - November 9, 2017
  • Summmerfield, North Carolina

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Robert Cleven Southern, 86, of Summerfield, passed away November 7, 2017 of natural causes at home. Robert was born in Stokes County to the late John Henry and Josie Mae Bullins Southern.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was employed with Doggett Construction for forty years. Robert loved to be outdoors where he could fish, hunt and farm. His magnetic personality drew others to him and made them feel comfortable in his company. Robert's life revolved around his family.
He is survived by his partner of 45 years, Mable Dick; children, Robert S. Southern, Randy (Sandy) Southern, Scott (Janet) Southern all of Summerfield, Donna (Ricky) Craig of Stoneville, Robert L. (Robin) Dick, and Melissa Dick both of Summerfield; twenty grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren; brother, Paul (Frances) Southern of Madison; sisters, Bessie (Frank) Grogam and Hazel (Carl) Craddock. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Jeff Southern; brothers, John Ray, Gordon, Dane, Hall, Raymond, and Berkley Southern; and sisters, Laura Mae Bowlin and Dare Dickerson.
Hanes-Lineberry N. Elm chapel is assisting the Southern family.