January 29, 2002

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 29, 2002


MEMPHIS Dora Buford Alexander died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at her home in Memphis. She was 86.

Mrs. Alexander was born in Bentonia, she moved to Rolling Fork in 1941 and had lived in Memphis for the last 2 1/2 years. She was a member of Rolling Fork United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, I.G. Alexander.

She is survived by two daughters, Virna Ruth Doyle and Lois Elaine Lambert, both of Memphis; and four grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rolling Fork United Methodist Church with Chuck Alford and the Rev. Reese Kyzar officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork.

Pallbearers will be Thad Virden, Glen Windham, Robert McAfee, Don Parsons Jr., Stacy Pennington and Alex Burrow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Dick Carter, Dr. Danny Jackson, Paul Grantham, Laurence Carter, Baskin Perry Jr. and B.E. Smith.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Thomas Arthur Anderton died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at his home in Little Rock, Ark. He was 54.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Anderton led the Existing Building Sales Team of the Harrison Trane Company. A graduate of Mississippi State University, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church, men’s fraternity, Central Arkansas Executives Association, Building Owners and Management Association, American Society of Heating and Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Kiwanis, Founders Lions Club and the Committee for the Future of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Louise Anderton; and his brother, Andy Anderton.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Bedford Anderton; two sons, Eric Christopher Anderton and Craig O’Hara Anderton; his daughter, Ashley Suzanne Anderton; three brothers, Bob Anderton and Gary Anderton, both of Vicksburg, and Larry Anderton of Greenwood; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Blacksher Anderton; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander under the direction of Roller-Chenal Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Department of Cardiology, 800 Marshall Street, Little Rock, Ark. 72202.


Justin E. Cook died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at ParkView Regional Medical Center. He was 28.

Born in Vicksburg, Mr. Cook attended Warren Central High School. He was a veteran of the Navy. He was employed with the Army Corps of Engineers Mat Sinking Unit and Skipper Construction Company. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

He is survived by his wife, LaDonna Jones Cook of Vicksburg; three sons, Brandon Mabe, Dillon Mabe and Evan Cook, all of Vicksburg; his mother, Ann Kyrola of Jackson; his father, Larry Cook of Vicksburg; his brother, Ryan Cook of Vicksburg; and his paternal grandmother, Nina Cook of Carthage.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Hancell Bankester officiating.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.


Services for Ura A. Herrod will be at noon Friday at Easton Cemetery in Easton, Kan. Burial will follow under the direction of Fisher-Riles Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Herrod died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. She was 79.

Born in Leavenworth, Kan., she was the daughter of the late John B. and Pearl Martin Hedges. She was a manager with United Dollar Store and General Dollar Store for more than 27 years. She was a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star and Vicksburg Senior Citizens. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Herrod.

She is survived by her son, John B. Herrod of Vicksburg; and two cousins, Helen Edmonds and Nellie Martin LaMont, both of Easton, Kan.

Memorials may be made to Greenwood Firefighters Memorial Burn Center.


AURORA, Ill. Phillip “Buck” Jones died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002. in Aurora, Ill. He was 65.

Mr. Buck moved to Aurora in 1959. He retired from Caterpillar Inc. He was a member of Progressive Baptist Church where he was a deacon.

He was preceded in death by Will and Hattie Prentiss; his grandparents, Alfred and Mary Gaskin; and a sister, Elzenia Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Jones; his mother, Annie Prentiss of Vicksburg; seven daughters, Angela Pryor of Kernersville, N.C., Audrey Martin, Desirray Jenkins, Debra Johnson and Sharon Jones, all of Aurora, Janice Jones of Surprise, Ariz., and Kiz “Sue” Phillips of Chicago; a sister, Beatrice Johnson of Chicago; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives, including the Prentiss, Gaskin, Covington, Erves, Franklin and Gardner families.

James Funeral Home of Aurora has charge of the arrangements.