Published 12:00 am Friday, February 1, 2002

Services for Robert “Pap” Robertson Sr. will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Robertson died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2002, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 63.

He retired as a custodian at Dana Road Elementary. He was a veteran of the Army and the Navy, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a licensed carpenter and plumber.

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He was preceded in death by his father, Alonzo “Booze” Smith.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Robertson Sr. and Vincent Robertson, both of Vicksburg; his adopted daughter, Carolyn Robertson Wells of Vicksburg; his mother, Josephine Mallett of Vicksburg; three brothers, Herman McNeal and Lee McNeal, both of South Bend, Ind., and John H. Pinkard of Vicksburg; his stepbrother, Alonzo Austin of Vicksburg; and his stepsister, Mary Smith of Vicksburg.


Clara Ann Strong died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at Vicksburg Medical Center. She was 88.

A homemaker, Mrs. Strong was a member of China Grove M.B. Church in the Oak Ridge community.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Strong; her parents, Jett Marley and Emma Marley; two brothers, Ernest Marley and Richard “Book” Marley; and two sisters, Hattie Warren and Theresa Wilson.

She is survived by two nieces, Parthine Brown of Albion, Mich., and Fannie Davis of Los Angeles; and her nephew, Willie Evans of Los Angeles.

W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.


James Hubert Womack Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 79.

A native of Oak Grove, La., Mr. Womack lived in Mer Rouge, La., most of his life. He had lived in Vicksburg since 1968. He was a retired safety supervisor for International Paper Co. He was a veteran of the Army, having served during World War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus E. and Ruby Butler Womack; three sisters, Daisy Womack, Vera Kirksey and Virginia Bagwell; and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Besamaye “Bess” Womack of Vicksburg; three sons, John R. Womack of Berryville, Va., Randy Womack of Baton Rouge and Mack Womack of Columbus, Ga.; two stepsons, Reagan Knight of Atlanta, Texas, and Stuart Knight of Vicksburg; his stepdaughter, Betty Sue Thompson of Atlanta, Texas; three sisters, Dorothy Wilson of Lake Providence and Marie Dew and Mary Lou Parker, both of Mer Rouge; his brother, William R. Womack of Mer Rouge; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Sibley officiating and at 3 p.m. Mer Rouge Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Womack, Chris Womack, Steven Thompson, Dustin Stuart Knight, Ted Parker and Benny Camp.