Beloved 84 Year-Old Woman Was Long Time Resident of Pontotoc County
(November 24, 1942)

Burial of Mrs. “Pinkey” Roberson was in Pontotoc [MS] Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, following funeral services held in the Presbyterian church in Clarksdale where her death occurred on Tuesday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. O.F. Carr.

Mrs. Roberson, by birth and consanguinity, was connected with Pontotoc county’s oldest and most prominent pioneer families. A daughter of the late Dr. John Bell, she was born in Marshall county, Tenn., November 3, 1858. When she was a child, her father moved to Pontotoc county and located near Troy, where she was reared and educated.

Having reached maturity, she was married to Mr. Wm. M. Roberson. About fifty years ago, the family located in Pontotoc, where their children were reared and educated, and became an important part of the professional, business, church, social and political life of the town and county. After their children became married and scattered, Mr. and Mrs. Roberson located in Clarksdale about twenty-five years ago, where Mr. Roberson died in 1929.

Despite her advanced age, Mrs. Roberson was most activie in the work of the Presbyterian denomination. She was a member of the Clarksdale Woman’s Club and the King’s Daughters.

Mrs. Roberson is survived by five children, Frank Roberson, former attorney general of Mississippi, now an attorney in Washingon; Lake Roberson, attorney at Clarksdale; William Roberson, Minter City; Mrs. Frank [Willie Bell] Carr and Mrs. F.M. [San] Owens, Clarksdale.

Published in the Pontotoc Progress in 1942