August 22, 2007

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 22, 2007

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Milton J. Robichaux Sr.

SAN ANTONIO – Milton J. Robichaux Sr., age 75, a former Vicksburg businessman and resident, died Monday, August 20, 2007, at Odyssey Hospice in San Antonio, Texas.

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A native of Taft, La., Mr. Robichaux excelled in football and basketball in Hahnville High School. He attended Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, Miss. He was a member of Co-Lin Athletic Hall of Fame and Trinity’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio and received many athletic honors, including NAIA All-American, Williamson All-American, INS All-Southwest and AP Little All-America. He also played a year of professional football with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League.

His parents, Edna Haydel and Albert Robichaux Sr.; and a brother, Albert Robichaux Jr., preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Corinne Robichaux; daughters, Renee Hartman and husband, Phil, of Garland, Texas, Denise Franco and husband, Tony, of Vicksburg, and Jeanne Owens of Conyers, Ga.; a son, Milton Robichaux Jr. of San Antonio; and his former wife, Velma Myers Robichaux of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Patrick Hartman; Mary-Myers, Sarah and Grace Franco and Landry, Gray and Eli Owens; sisters, Margaret Elliott and Joan Sigmond; a brother, David Robichaux.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Cemetery Chapel, 17501 Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, TX 78266.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Rett Syndrome Research Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246. The phone number is 513-874-3020.

Fronan S. Williams

Fronan S. Williams died Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at River Region Medical Center. She was 92.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Locust Grove M.B. Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John V. Williams; a son, Dave Williams; her parents, Jerry and Lizzie Smith; a sister, Alice Smith; four brothers, James Smith, L.C. Smith, Dave Smith and Jerry Smith Jr.; five grandchildren, Angela Reed, Michelle Reed, James Reed, Terry Ivory and Houston Williams Jr.

She is survived by her three daughters, Georgia Reed, Bernice Williams and Elease Fisher, all of Vicksburg; four sons, Sterling Ivory Sr., Henry Williams, Houston Williams and Clinton Williams, all of Vicksburg; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Roger Joseph Wilson

Services for Roger Joseph Wilson were at 11 a.m. Monday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry White officiating. Burial followed at Green Acres Cemetery.

Mr. Wilson died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007, at his home. He was 43.

Mr. Wilson was born in Las Cruces, N.M., and lived in Vicksburg most of his life. He was a carpenter and a foreman with Brewer Construction Co. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Wilson; his stepmother, Marie Wilson; and a sister, Nancy White.

Survivors include his mother, Seligh Smethers of Las Cruces; three sons, Joseph Webber Wilson of Vicksburg, Roger Joseph Wilson Jr. of Yazoo City and Joseph Manuel Wilson of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Carol Ann Wilson of Vicksburg; four brothers, Curtis Wilson, Danny Zufall, David Zufall and Lloyd Smethers, all of Las Cruces; two sisters, Teressa Wilson of Vicksburg and Kristi Smethers of Las Cruces; and other relatives, including Webber and Carolyn Brewer and Joan Clay, all of Vicksburg.

Pallbearers were Sidney Majoria, William Shelby, Varnie Brewer, Ronnie Ingram, Chris Carter, Webber Brewer, Jason McKellar and Oliver Hogan.

Memorials may be made to the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS, 39216-4605.