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AAFA #0446

1932 MS – ­2008 MS



From AAFA files



Starkville, Oktibbeha Co., MS‑ Sunday, 9 November 2008


EUPORA—Services for H.L. “Hop” Alford will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2008, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Marvin Hill Cemetery in Webster County with Wise Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 75, of Maben, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired B&W steelworker.

            He was a member of Midway Church of Christ in Maben. He was a U.S. Army veteran

            Survivors include his daughter, Beth Murchie of New Hope; his sons, Ken Alford of Starkville, and Johnny Alford of Cumberland; his brothers, Ruble Alford of Pheba, James M. Alford of Ackerman, and Billy E. Alford of Sherwood; and 10 grandchildren.


In another article:



Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Sunday, 9 November 2008


MABEN [Webster Co.]—H.L. “Hop” Alford, 75, died Nov. 7, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Cumberland. He was a retired steelworker from B&W and a member of Midway Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a devoted East Webster Wolverine fan. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, whittler and a bluegrass music lover.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wise Funeral Home. Burial will be in Marvin Hill Cemetery in Webster County. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors include one daughter, Beth Murchie (Frank) of New Hope; two sons, Ken Alford (Joanna) of Starkville and Johnny Alford (Anna Marie) of Cumberland; three brothers, Ruble Alford of Pheobea, James M. Alford of Ackerman and Billy E. Alford of Sherwood; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends....

Photo from Marvin Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Webster Co., MS—

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Murchie (Howard’s granddaughter)


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Howard L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Maben, Webster Co., MS.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Angelia Bland Alford; and brother Ruble Lee Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His father was Osie Lee Alford and mother was Terah Clemons Alford.

            He and his wife and son Ken attended several AAFA annual meetings.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler.

            His lineage: Howard Leslie 1932 MS1, Osie Lee 1896 MS2, James Thomas Monroe Pinkney 1855 MS3, Monroe 1826 AL4, Littleberry 1801 NC5.