July 8, 2005

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 8, 2005

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Roosevelt Hall

CHICAGO – Roosevelt Hall died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Oak Forest Hospital in Oak Forest, Ill. He was 76.

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Mr. Hall worked at P.P. Williams Company in Vicksburg as a truck driver before moving to Chicago in 1953. He was a construction foreman for more than 20 years, supervising a number of landmark projects, including the John Hancock Building and Sears Tower.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Copland; his father, Charlie Hall; a sister, Betty Square of Vicksburg; and a daughter, Christine Hall.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hall; three daughters, Carol Hall, Chalene Hall and Dorese Hall, all of Chicago; two sons, Roosevelt Brown of Vicksburg and Kenneth Hall of Chicago; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 6 tonight at A.R. Leaks and Sons Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

Hugh D. Rollins Sr.

MEADVILLE – Hugh D. Rollins Sr. died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at Meadville Nursing Home. He was 84.

Born in Pike County, Mr. Rollins was a resident of Meadville. He was a retired mill operator and a member of New Fork United Methodist Church.

He was a former member of the board of directors for Franklin County Hospital and a former member of the board of trustees for the Franklin County Water Association.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sol Rollins; his mother, Gertrude Miller; his wife, Edna Mae Shaw; a daughter, Minnie Lee Reed; and a son, Bobby Hugh Rollins.

Survivors include eight sons, Hugh D. Rollins Jr. of Roxie, J.B. Rollins of Loyd Star, Bobby Rollins of Meadville, Ricky Watson of Bude, Percy Ray Rollins of McComb, Joe Lee Rollins of East Orange, N.J., A.J. Rollins of Bloomfield, N.J., and Temmie Watson of Urbana, Ill.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Fork United Methodist Church in Meadville with the Rev. Daniel Preston officiating. Burial will follow at Meadville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.

Robert N. Saint Sr.

CARY – Robert N. Saint Sr. died Friday, July 1, 2005, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital. He was 79.

Mr. Saint was a heavy-equipment operator for 28 years. He was a resident of Cary.

He is survived by two sons, Robert Saint Jr. of Vicksburg and James Calloway of Kalamazoo, Mich.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Guiding Star M.B. Church in Cary with Pastor Carl Dorsey officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Cemetery in Fitler under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.

Roberta H. Smith

Services for Roberta H. Smith will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home in charge.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at River Region Medical Center. She was 88.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Isiah Smith, and her parents, the Rev. Elijah and Josie Hegler.

She is survived by a son, Robert Smith of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives, including Eulanda Gail Smith of Vicksburg.

Lawrence Strader

CARY – Lawrence “Larry” Strader died Thursday, July 7, 2005, at his home in Cary. He was 86.

Mr. Strader was born in Seymour, Mo.

He was a retired supervisor for Carter Construction Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Cary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mike and Victoria Strader; one brother, John E. Strader; and a sister, Irene Clemmons.

Survivors include his wife, Norma P. Strader of Cary; two sons, Michael Lee Strader of Dahenda, Ill., and Mark Steven Strader of Springfield, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Amanda Willhoite of Magnolia, Ark., Cherrie Peterson of Conway, Ark., and Tyann Hengst of Cary; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cary Baptist Church in Cary. Burial will follow at Cary Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon Saturday until the hour of service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Charles Weissinger, Matt Weissinger, Wayne Jobe, George Martin, Doug Moore, Dave Clark, Jesse Peay and Robert Jackson Sr.

Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork has charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 59, Cary, MS 39054.