ROY NUNNALLY ROBERTS, SR.
Roy Nunnally Roberts, Sr. comes from a long line of Monroe natives. His grandparents, Alethia “Allie” Felker and Roy Nunnally built one of the first homes on Walton Street. His grandfather owned Nunnally Lumber Company and 1800 acres of farm land, and served as Director of Monroe Gin and Fertilizer in Monroe. When Roy was a baby, he moved with his parents, Clara Knox and William Nunnally (an attorney) and two brothers to Atlanta but spent weekends and summers with his family in Monroe, most fondly remembering his time on the family’s Nunnally Farm. While the farm had some cattle, it was originally dedicated to cotton before many cotton farms in the South were wiped out by the boll weevil 1910-1920. He graduated from the University of Kentucky, where he played on the basketball team and met his wife Suzanne before returning to run Nunnally Farm and growing a registered Hereford cattle breeding organization in Monroe, one of the most premier quality Hereford herds in the country. He is among founding members of George Walton Academy, served as a County Commissioner, and currently leads the Walton County Republican Party. He and his wife have four grown children and ten grandchildren.