October 31, 2002

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 31, 2002

The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries for residents, former residents and residents’ immediate family members who resided elsewhere when notified by a family member or a funeral home. There is no charge for printing an obituary, but all are edited to meet the newspaper’s requirements.


Thomas G. Alford Sr. died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002, at his home. He was 73.

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Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He owned and operated Saxton Tire Barn for 40 years and was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War.

Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Walter H. and Nannie May Goodwin Alford; and his sister, Loice Beard.

Survivors include his wife, Lois King Alford of Vicksburg; a daughter, Lynn A. Warnock of Walls; a son, Thomas “Bo” Alford of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fisher Funeral Home with Chaplain Sam Dunaway officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Kim Wolfield, Allan Miles, Robert Roberts, Don McGowon, Anthony Smith, Johnny Smith, Johnny Adams and Richard Kennedy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Abraham and Oren Bailess.


EDWARDS Marie Martin Anderson died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. She was 86.

Mrs. Anderson was a member of Little Morning Star M.B. Church in Edwards where she served as a church mother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Anderson; her parents, Robert and Idlean Martin; three brothers, J.D. Martin, Aubrey Martin and Otis Martin; and five children.

Survivors include five daughters, Irma Kendrick and Ever Jackson, both of Los Angeles, Willie Mae Bishop of Chicago, Jackie Mae Lewis of Bolton, and Josephine Horton of Edwards; four sons, John Edward Anderson and Ferdia Anderson, both of Los Angeles, Ryan Anderson of Atlanta and Franklin Singleton of Edwards; six sisters, Evelyn Kelly of Springfield, Mass., Unzell Wilkerson and Bertha Allen, both of Vicksburg, Pharphine Williams, Robert Jean Williams and Honaray Cook, all of New Orleans; one brother, L.C. Martin of Jackson; 31 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be at noon on Saturday at Little Morning Star M.B. Church in Edwards. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from noon until 7 p.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in Vicksburg.


DELHI Billy W. McEacharn died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe, La. He was 72.

Mr. McEacharn was an Army veteran, a former Service Manager with JC Penney Auto Service Company in Shreveport, La., Service Manager with Firestone in Baton Rouge, La., and Monroe, La., and a member of Delhi United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Mae McEacharn; and a brother, Russell Edwin McEacharn.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred McEacharn of Delhi; two sons, Kevin McEacharn of LaGrange, Ga., and Ron Rimer of Little Rock, Ark.; two daughters, Connie Lanclos of Little Rock and Vickie Hardin of Bossier City, La.; two brothers, Fred McEacharn of Delhi and James McEacharn of Crowville, La.; a sister, Elizabeth “Tip” McEacharn of Austin, Texas; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Delhi United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Rountree officiating. Burial will follow at Delhi Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at Cox Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.


Services for Jimmie Earl Taylor II will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion M.B. Church in Cary, Miss., with the Rev. Carl Dorsey officiating. Burial will follow at Cary Community Cemetery.

The wake will be from 6 until 7 tonight at Adele Walker Memorial Chapel at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Viewing will be from noon until the service Saturday at the church.

Mr. Taylor died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002, at River Region Medical Center. He was 22.

He was a resident of Vicksburg and worked as an environmental service assistant at River Region Medical Center.

Survivors include his parents, Jimmie Earl Taylor Jr. and Claudia Taylor, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Shandrick Taylor and Maurice Taylor, both of Vicksburg; and two daughters, Anina Brisco and Promise Taylor, both of Vicksburg.