CECIL CALBERT ALFORD
1920 NC –2011 NC
NEWS & OBSERVER
Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 4 July 2011
September 30, 1920 - July 2, 2011
RALEIGH—Cecil C. Alford went to his God, July 2, 2011 at Rex
Hospital. He was born to Johnnie W. and Susie Brantley Alford of Pilot and
Zebulon respectively, September 30, 1920. He retired from the US Air Force
after 23 years of active duty plus 16 years in the Air Force Reserve, having
served throughout the world during World War II, Korean and the Vietnam
Conflict. He received many decorations including the Air Force Commendation
Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Cecil was an avid, prominent bowler and
promoter of the game. He was a member of both the North Carolina Bowling Hall
of Fame and a charter member of the Raleigh Bowling Hall of Fame. He served the
NC Bowling Association for over 20 years. He was a life member and served in
the position of President, Vice President and Director. During his more than 39
years of active participation with the Raleigh Bowling Association he
contributed much to the local association when he held the office of President,
Secretary-Treasurer and other positions. Additionally, he taught bowling at UNC
for one year. Cecil was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church
Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 6,
2011 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road,
Knightdale, NC 27545 by his personal friend, Reverend John White, former Pastor
of St. James United Methodist.
Burial: Zebulon Town Cemetery with Full Military
Surviving include his wife, Leona Hannah Alford;
sons: David C. Alford (Judi) of Newport News, VA, Lawrence C. Alford (Marilyn)
of Kernersville; 4 granddaughters and 9 great-grandchildren; Cecil was blessed
with 3 step-sons and their children and grandchildren.
Cecil was preceded in death by his first wife,
Theda (Teddy) Privette and all of his brothers and his sister.
His family wishes to extend their special thanks
to Faye Alford and Braxton Johnson, two of his dear friends who extended him
many courtesies during his life, as well as Dr. Anant Soni, his physician.
The family will receive relatives and friends from
6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and
Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
be made in his name to St. James United Methodist Church, 3808 St. James Church
Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.
Condolences to the family may be made at
www.poolefuneral .com under Obituaries.
from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Sandra Dorman Bailey
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Cecil C. Alford (SS# issued in
NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.
We included the obituaries of his brothers
Robert Franklin Alford and James Marshall Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Kisar Alford and Martha M. Upchurch.
His lineage: Cecil Calbert 1920 NC1,
Jonnie Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar