January 18, 2002

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 18, 2002


Services for Roberta Brickley Amos will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Bovina with the Rev. Robert L. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at Robbins Funeral Home and from noon until the service Sunday at the church.

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Mrs. Amos died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. She was 102.

A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, she was a farmer and a homemaker. She was a member of Mount Hebron M.B. Church where she was a mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Amos; four sons, James Amos, Aubrey Amos, Bernard Amos and Abraham Amos; and two daughters, Henrietta Amos Pilate and Geneva Amos Jackson; and three sisters, Clote Tall, Leland Virginia Collins and Mary Florence Johnson.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Lee Amos Robbins, Lucille Amos Brown and Berda Catherine Amos, all of Vicksburg; a son, Simon Amos of Vicksburg; 15 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives.


METAIRIE, La. Walter C. Sherman Jr. died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002. He was 76.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Sherman served in the Marine Corps. He received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1946 and his master’s degrees in civil engineering from Harvard University in 1947 and from Imperial College, London University.

He was employed at Waterways Experiment Station as an engineer from 1947 until 1980 except for a brief tour as a design engineer on air base construction in Spain in 1955. He served as chief of the Engineering Studies Section, Soils Division from 1958 until 1960. He was chief of the soil and rock mechanics division from 1968 until 1972 and chief of the Earthquake Engineering and Vibrations Division from 1973 until 1974. He was a research civil engineer and was a reviewer of nuclear power plant designs for the Nuclear Regulatory Agency. He retired in 1980.

He was inducted into the WES Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees in 1984.

He was adjunct professor of civil engineering at Mississippi State University before his retirement and also taught at the Vicksburg Graduate Center. He was a visiting professor of civil engineering at Tulane University from 1981 until 1983 and served as adjunct professor until 1995.

He was an independent consultant to private firms and was involved in the proposed Quattara Hydroelectric Project in Egypt. He was a member of the Board of Consultants for the S.A. Murray Hydroelectric Project in Louisiana.

Mr. Sherman was a registered professional engineer in Louisiana and Mississippi and was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers and U.S. Committee-International Commission on large Dams and Deep Foundations Institute.

Survivors include his wife, Iris Smith Schneidau Sherman of Metairie; his daughter, Catherine Sherman Woodruff of Houston, Texas; his stepdaughter, Laura S. Schneidau of Metairie; four sisters, Jeanette Sherman of Palm Springs, Calif., Margaret Reynolds of Chicago, Lillian Disabido of Redlands, Calif., and Maryanne Matthews of South Haven, Mich.; his brother, Edward Sherman of Palm Springs; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from noon until the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Quade Fund, c/o Morrie Getz, M.D., Mayo Clinic, 200 First St. S.W., Desk West 10, Rochester, Minn., 55905


Services for H.C. Walker will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church with the Rev. Henry Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

Mr. Williams died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur, Ga. He was 80.

Mr. Walker retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II, and was a member and deacon at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura F. Walker; his parents, Tom Walker and Minnie Jackson; four brothers, Aaron Walker, Melvin Walker, Roosevelt Walker and Willie Walker; and two sisters, Estella Walker and Virginia Walker.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Erves of Decatur; a stepdaughter, Janice Winters of Vicksburg; two sisters, Ora Walker of Vicksburg and Delilah Walker of Oakland, Calif.; and nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives, including members of the Walker, Jackson, Tribble and Smith families.