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Glenn Ashton Alford



AAFA #0038

1919 LA –2002 LA




New Orleans, LA—Monday, 16 September 2002


            Glenn A. Alford Sr., a retired Louisiana State Police lieutenant, died Saturday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 83. Mr. Alford was born in Tangipahoa Parish and lived in Covington for the past 61 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Givens Alford; two sons, John and Glenn Alford Jr; four daughters, Nancy A. Kynerd, Susan A. Monlezun, Mary Lou Alford and Carolyn A. Ward; a sister, Warrene A. Pierce; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.


Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 July 1919.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Givens Alford; and his uncle Joseph Henry Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From Gil Alford:


      In September 1983 I wrote Glenn, he responded immediately, and that began a 19 year period of close friendship. We wrote often, he provided vast amounts of information, and he called on the phone frequently. On more than one occasion we met in Pike Co., MS where we explored cemeteries and the surroundings, and on one occasion we visited Glenn and Elizabeth at their home in Covington.

       Glenn attended the AAFA meetings in Jackson, MS, and St. Francisville, LA, and both times he made sure his cousin Claude Anding Alford, AAFA #0017, got there too.... Glenn was a close and dear friend and I’ll really miss him.


            He was born in Wilmer, Tangipahoa Parish, the son of Felder Fletcher Alford and Della Herring. Six generations of Glenn’s ancestors were included with his In Remembrance article, AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003.

            His lineage: Glenn Ashton 1919 LA1, Felder Fletcher 1876 LA2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.