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Included here are many but not all obituaries we currently have for “Alfords” who died in Alabama. As time permits, we will add obituaries that we previously included in AAFA ACTION and periodically post updates, including newly acquired obituaries, gravestone photos, and additional “AAFA NOTES.” As always, we welcome information you might have on these or any other “Alfords” who died in Alabama.

 

 

ALABAMA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we published the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) has often added notes for many of these obituaries, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

Where lineages are included (Alford unless otherwise stated), the format is: Name, year of birth, state or country of birth.

 

We welcome corrections and additional information. If you have an obituary from this state that is not included here, please share it with us!

 

Date posted: 7 July 2013

 

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Alabama obituaries are represented in AAFA Alford Genealogies published on this website, where we are referring readers for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832) (DNA Group One)

 

2. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group One)

            John’s descendants are included in a number of separate genealogies. See AAFA Alford Genealogies, “John Alford 1645 VA,” for the applicable genealogy.

 

3. Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds (DNA Group One)

 

4. Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA (DNA Group Five)

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

AL Deaths: Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881–1974

 

 

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ADINE LEE ALFORD

 

DAILY HOME

Talladega, Talladega Co., AL—21 March 2007

 

CHILDERSBURG [Talladega Co.] - Funeral service for Adine Lee Alford, 78, will be Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. at Radney-Smith Chapel with the Rev. Winfred Logan officiating. Interment will be at Peaceful Acres in Opp. Mrs. Alford died Monday, March 19, 2007 at Talladega Health Care.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Alford. She was a loving mother, compassionate and strong-willed. She is survived by her sons, Hershel McIntosh of Kinston, Rocky (Cindy) Alford of Childersburg, and Tony Alford of Hacoda; granddaughters, Gamin (Todd) Zacharis, Kelsey Alford, and Macala Alford; great-grandchildren, Galyn Zacharis and Zoe Zacharis. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 21, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneysmith.com. Radney-Smith Funeral Home will direct the service.

 

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ALFRED L. ALFORD

Grandfather of Robert Lonzo Culver, Jr., AAFA #0780

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Birmingham News, 22 March 1940, except that his age was listed as 72.]

 

BIRMINGHAM POST-HERALD

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—22 March 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

HARTSELLE, ALA.—Funeral rites for Alfred Alford, 73, who died at his home here following an extended illness, were held at Mt. Zion Church with the Rev. Lannie Smallwood and the Rev. DeWitt Prince officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E.A. [Hattie] Harris, Hartselle Route 2; Mrs. Mary Ellis, Nopomis, Ill.; Mrs. Robert [Lelma Lee] Culver, Adamsville, Ala.; two brothers, A.C. Alford Hartselle; P.M. Alford, Falkville Route 1; his stepmother, Mrs. Minnie Alford, Hartselle; 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Janie Robinson Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Alfred L. 1867 AL1, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL2, Pleasant Miller 1818 AL3.

 

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ALLEN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 13 October 1944

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Allen Alford, Piedmont, Route 4, died at his home Thursday [October 12] night at 8 o’clock following a short illness resulting from a heart attack.

            The 79-year-old retired farmer was born and reared in Etowah County and prior to his death had served as deputy sheriff and county jailer for a number of years. He was a deputy for Sheriffs Chandler, Kirby, Gramling, Lister, Leeth and Griffin.

            He was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church.

            Funeral services are announced for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Youngs Chapel with the Rev. Taylor Chandler and the Rev. M.C. Rogers officiating.

            Collier-Butler Funeral Home will have charge of burial arrangements at Youngs Cemetery.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Eliza Johnson Alford; six sons, Robert, Cleve, W.C., Dewey and Louie Alford, all of Gadsden, and J.R. Alford, Boaz; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Jenkins, Mrs. Thenia Pike and Mrs. Zannie Sims, all of Gadsden; a brother, Forrest Alford, Gallant; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

            Grandsons of the deceased will serve as active pallbearers, and the following were named honorary pallbearers; Joe Gramling, Henry Smith, Jim Sims, E.L. Roberts, Dan Rutledge, Jim Works, Jeff Landers, Jeff Harris, Ed Heussey, Dr. Ford, O.P. Reagan, Judge W.M. Rayburn, Judge E.L. Hurst, Judge Harry Disque, Roy McCord, Luther Estes, M.S. Jones, Sam Hodge and R.A. Leath.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother William J. Alford in this compilation.

            Allen Alford was born 27 Dec 1865 in Alford’s Bend, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL, the son of Jefferson J. Alford and Nancy Gulledge.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Allen 1865 AL1, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

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ALMA RITA DILGER ALFORD

Mother of Russell Alger Alford, Jr., AAFA #0119

 

[Although Alma died in FL while visiting relatives, we are publishing her obituary here because her home was in AL.]

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—16 February 1955

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mrs. Alma Dilger Alford, 57, Birmingham business woman, died unexpectedly last night while visiting relatives in Pensacola.

            Mrs. Alford died in a Pensacola hospital. She had been visiting three brothers, Lee, Loren and Ray Dilger, in Pensacola.

            A resident of 116 Sterrett-ct. Homewood, Mrs. Alford worked in the claims department of Aetna Life Insurance Co. here 30 years.

            Surviving are a son, Russell A. Alford, Jr., engineer with Alabama Power Co.; four brothers, Ed Dilger, Liberty, Ill.; Lee Loren and Ray Dilger, Pensacola; and two sisters, Mrs. Hugh Ellis and Mrs. Cordia Johnston, Los Angeles, Calif.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced.

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Alma was born 23 Dec 1898 in Liberal, IN. She is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham, AL.

            Though living in Alabama, these Alfords are from the “Northern Branch” of the family. Alma Rita Dilger married Russell Alger Alford on 31 May 1919 in Jefferson, Marengo Co., AL. He died in 1987, so perhaps they were divorced.

            Her husband’s lineage: Russell Alger 1899 VA1, William James 1858 MI2, George M. 1833 Canada3, Elijah 1791 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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ANN AVA BENTON ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 22 August 2006

 

            Ann Ava Benton Alford, 91, died Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Oakwood, North Baldwin’s Center for Living. She had been a resident of Bay Minette for 43 years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bay Minette [Baldwin Co.].

            Survivors include daughter Ren Alford Hinote of Montrose; son, Sterling R. Alford III of Bay Minette; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, followed by burial at Bay Minette Cemetery....

            Arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann B. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 8 Sept 1914, last residence Bay Minette, Baldwin.

            See the obituary of her son Sterling Reinard Alford III in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sterling Reinard 1915 AL1, Sterling Reinard 1882 AL2, Thomas B. 1842 TN3, Isaac 1805 NC4, Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ANNE WILSON ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Leak Memory Chapel

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—_____ July 2002

 

July 29, 1917 – July 4, 2002

 

            Anne Wilson Alford, age 84, a resident of Montgomery, AL, died on Thursday, July 4, 2002 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. from Memorial Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ron Hawkins and Rev. Ray Stover officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Evans Alford, Sr. She is survived by a son, Julius Evans Alford, Jr. and wife Syd of Coosada, AL; two daughters, Ruth Ledyard and husband Richard of Dothan, AL and Claudia Kennnedy and husband Bobby of Marietta, GA; a brother, Jim Wilson of Claysville, PA; and five grandchildren, Jon Alford, Marianne Donaldson, Richard Ledyard, Jr., Michelle Kennedy, and Bob Kennedy.

            Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2002 at Leak Memory Chapel from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anne W. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 29 July 1917, last residence Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL.

 

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ANNIS C. McELWEE ALFORD GRIFFITH

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Saturday, 12 January 2002

 

            Services for Ann Griffith, 74, of Centre [Cherokee Co.] will be tonight at 7 at Perry Funeral…. Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Crestwood Cemetery in Gadsden….

            Mrs. Griffith died Friday [January 11] at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center.

            Survivors include her husband, Weldon Griffith; three sons and their wives, Terry and Julie Alford of Florida, Mark and Annie Alford of Atlanta, and Tim and Deb Griffith of Centre; two daughters and their husbands, Kristie and Gary Graham of Gadsden and Charlene and Eddie Tighe of Houston; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Terry Alford, Mark Alford, Bo Bryant, Shannon Graham, Christopher Graham, John Fortenberry, Bobby Welch and Jerry Downey.

            Mrs. Griffith was a native of Etowah County and had lived in Cherokee County most of her life. She was retired from Cherokee Baptist Medical Center and was a member of East Gadsden Nazarene Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Thelma McElwee, and a sister, Maureen Tolbert.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to East Gadsden Nazarene Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annis C. Griffith (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 March 1927, last residence Centre, Cherokee Co., AL.

 

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BAILEY MICHELLE ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Sunday, 16 December 2001

 

            Bailey Michelle Alford, infant daughter of Jeff and Leslie Alford of Madison died on Friday, December 14, 2001. She had been born on October 24 2001.

            Survivors include her parents, brother, Dallas Alford of Madison, and grandparents, Andrew and Dawne Lamonds of Lincoln, and Betty Hendricks of Water Valley, Mississippi.

            A graveside service was held at Huntsville Memory Gardens. Spry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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BEN ALFORD, JR.

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—4 March 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Ben Alford Jr., 55, of 3520 Bermuda Road SW died Friday in a Birmingham hospital. The funeral was today at 10 a.m. at Laughlin-Service Funeral Home chapel, and will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Wilson and Knight Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood, Miss.

            Burial will be in Odd Fellow Cemetery in Greenwood with Laughlin-Service Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Rev. Thomas Walker will officiate.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille H. Alford; a son, Don Alford of Huntsville; a daughter, Miss Carol Alford of Huntsville; two sisters Mrs. Miller Bush of Greenwood, Miss., and Mrs. Ben Mims of Coila, Miss.; a grandchild.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ben Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 June 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lucille Holmes Alford, in this compilation.

            Ben Alford Jr., born 1922 in MS, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 17 Aug 1943 in Camp Shelby, MS. He said his residence was in Hartford, CT. [U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, Ancestry.com]

 

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BENNETT ALLAE ALFORD

Father-in-law of Eunice Lee Ray Alford, AAFA #0610

Grandfather of Timothy Wayland Alford, AAFA #0476, Harold Bennett Alford Jr., AAFA #0692, Steven Le Alford, AAFA #0693, and Victor Ray Alford, AAFA #0694

 

Bennett Allae Alford and his second wife, Emma Sue Lumpkin Alford

From Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

LEE COUNTY BULLETIN

Auburn, Lee Co., AL—5 January 1967

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Funeral services were held for Bennett Allas Alford, 83, of Albertville [Marshall Co.], Jan. 3, at the First Methodist Church in Albertville. He was the father of William L. Alford of Auburn.

            Mr. Alford lived in north Alabama all his life, having been born in Childersburg [Talladega Co.]. In Albertville [Marshall Co.] he established the Alford Cotton Co. a business which two of his sons and his daughter now operate.

            In addition to his widow, the former Emma Sue Lumpkin of Albertville, and Dr. Alford, he is survived by three other sons, James H. Alford and Harold Bennett of Albertville and John Frank Alford of San Antonio, Texas, and a daughter, Mrs. J.W. Walker of Albertville and 16 grandchildren, five of whom live in Auburn.

 

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Note from photographer: Alford is on one side of this stone and Walker is on the other. Alford side is Bennett A and Emmie Sue. The Walker side has Vivian Alford Walker and James W. Walker, Jr.

 

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Photo from Memory Hill Cemetery, Albertville, Marshall Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Cornelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bennett Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 12 April 1883, last residence Albertville, Marshall Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Kinchen Warren Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            His middle name is misspelled in the obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bennett Allae 1883 AL1, James Clay 1846 GA2, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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BERNARD RAMEY ALFORD

Father of Linda Louise Alford Pansano, AAFA #0106

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—18 February 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Alford, Bernard Raney [sic—should be Ramey], a resident of Elmore, Ala., died at a local hospital at 4:25 a.m. Thursday after a short illness. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florelle Alford; a daughter, Miss Linda Alford [AAFA #0106]; a brother Gerald W. Alford; an aunt, Mrs. Minnie Alford, all of Elmore; two sisters, Mrs. B.R. Tatum of Elmore and Mrs. Jimmie Harrington of Montgomery. The service will take place from the residence in Elmore today at 3 p.m. The Rev. Robert Meriwether will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Leak-Belser-Tucker in charge.

 

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MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—19 February 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Alford, Bernard Raney. The service for Mr. Alford was held from the residence in Elmore at 3 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Meriwether and the Rev. Fred Davis officiated. Active pallbearers were H.D. Trotter, J.N. Darby, Billy Turner, J.A. Curry, Earl Gray and T.B. Broadway. Honorary pallbearers were his co-workers with Dixie Electric Company, Noble Crump, Frank Jehle, J.E. Van Hoose, Charlie Jordan, Charlie Johnson, J.M. Blankinship, William Bozeman, Robert Carr, Thomas Wilbanks, Alvin Turner, O.B. Faust, L.E. McGarr, and W.E. Beasley. Burial was in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Leak-Belser-Tucker in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: His widow was Martha Florelle McEwen Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Bernard Ramey 1912 AL1, William Perry 1874 AL2, William G. 1848 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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BETTY M. ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—10 November 2011

 

            Alford, Betty of Bessemer died Nov. 4th. Services are Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 1pm at Brighton Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Brighton Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 Apr 1947, last residence not listed.

 

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BILLY FRANK HALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Johnson Funeral Home

Georgiana, Butler Co., AL—_____ January 2009

 

 

Born: November 12, 1949

Died: January 5, 2009

 

            Mr. Billy Frank Halford, 59, a resident of Red Level, Al., died Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Burial in Antioch Methodist Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, Al. directing.

            Survivors include: Wife: Mary J. Halford, Red Level, Al.; Daughters: Snady Self, Andalusia, Al., Donna Halford and Kaitlyn Halford, both of Red Level; Son: Steve Halford, Enterprise, Al.; Sisters: Rachel Wright, Monroeville, Al., Lillie Collens, Andalusia, Al., and Debra Halford, McKenzie, Al.; Brothers: Lavon Halford, Donald Halford, Jake Halford, and Jack Halford, all of McKenzie; 2 Grand Children, Corey Self and Jade Self, both of Andalusia, Al.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BOBBY ALFORD

 

GENEVA COUNTY REAPER

Geneva, Geneva Co., AL—14 March 1957

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Bobbie Allford [sic], age 23, of Samson Rt. 3, was killed instantly, Saturday afternoon, March 9 about 4:30 on the Samson-Defuniak Springs Highway when he lost control of his car and turned over several times. Bobbie has served two years in the Army and was a member of the 1951 Samson High School football team.

            Funeral services were held Monday, March 11 at Reese Church with Rev. L.M. West officiating. Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva was in charge.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Allford, Samson Rt. 3, three brothers, Claude, DeFuniak Springs, A.A. and Garland, of Samson Rt. 3, 4 sisters, Mrs. Helen Reidler of Chicago, Ill, Gloria Ann, Brenda Gale and Charlotte Allford all of Samson Rt. 3.

 

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Photos from Reese Baptist Church Cemetery, Samson, Geneva Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Charles Champion - destinchampion@yahoo.com – emailed 7/4/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Cloyd Esker Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bobby 1933 AL1, Admiral Dewey 1903 AL2, James Henry 1866 AL3, Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BRUCE ALFORD

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Thursday, 29 September 2005

 

            Mr. Bruce Alford of 4511 S. State Highway 87, Samson [Geneva Co.], passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at the family residence after a long illness. He was 86.

            Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at New Home Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Pittman Funeral Home of Samson tonight from 5 to 8....

            Mr. Alford was born Aug. 6, 1919, in Chancellor to the late Deron A. and Ethel Parrish Alford. He was a retired farmer.

            In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Opal Alford, Hubert Alford and Harold Alford; his step-mother, Annie Mae Alford; and his son-in-law, Charles Powell.

            Survivors include his wife, Sybil O. Alford of Samson; one son, Charles Alford of Dothan; one daughter, Ethelene Powell of Dothan; one sister, Mildred Hayes of Samson; seven grandchildren, Michael Powell and David (Amy) Powell of Dothan, Stacy (Jonathan) Johnson of Tulsa, Okla., Shannon and Jerome Burcham of Greensborough, N.C., Shellie Alford of Washington, D.C., Charles J. Alford of Tuscaloosa; and 12 great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bruce Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Samson, Geneva Co., AL.

 

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CAROLYN GATLIN NETTLES ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Thursday, 18 March 2004

 

            Carolyn Gatlin Alford—Age 62. A native of Covington County, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL, died at a local hospital on Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

            She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Clyde C. Alford, Mobile, AL; two sons, Frank (Vickie) Nettles, Semmes, AL, Douglas W. (Kay) Nettles, Eight Mile, AL; two daughters, Janice (Marty) Dickinson, Semmes, AL, Glenda Jones, Gulfcrest, AL; a brother, Steve (Susie) Gatlin, Wetumpka, AL; seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, nephews, and other relatives.

            Visitation will be held Friday, March 19, 2004 beginning at 11:00 AM with funeral services following at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements by Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 6040 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL.

 

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Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David K. Gatlin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn G. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 March 1941, last residence Semmes, Mobile Co., AL.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists her parents as Hicks Stewart Gatlin and Leona Roberts.

 

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CARRIE BELL FAIL ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 5 February 1966

 

            Alford, Mrs. Carrie Fail, 75, a resdent of 2216 McCarter Ave. and Camden, Ala., died Friday morning [February 4] at a Montgomery hospital.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ed Jones Jr., and Mrs. Bill Cassity of Montgomery; one son, Jack Alford of Camden; five grandchildren, Ed Jones of Montgomery, Mrs. Warren Munday of Marietta, Ga., Mary Scott, George and Rob Alford of Camden; two sisters, Mrs. Haden Jones of Camden, and Mrs. George Owens of Troy.

            Services will be held from her home in Camden Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J.G. Green officiating. Burial will be in Camden Cemetery, Matthews Funeral Home of Camden directing. The family request the omission of flowers.

 

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Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, April Clinely

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Apr 1891 [different than gravestone], last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Clem Alford; and her son George Fail Alford in this compilation.

 

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CARRIE ELIZABETH DEWS ALFORD RUSH

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Monday, 30 July 2007

 

            Carrie Elizabeth Alford Rush, a former sewing machine operator, died Friday [July 27] at a local hospital. She was 63.

            Rush was a native of Sweet Water and a resident of Thomasville [Clarke Co.]. She was a member of Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Bobby Rush of Thomasville; two daughters, Donna Jordan of Campbell and Charlotte Maynard of Grove Hill; one son, Randy Alford of Whatley; one brother, Guy Dews of Jackson; two sisters, Elma Wixey of Grove Hill and Katie Yow of Ocean Springs, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be at 6 tonight until the 4 p.m. funeral Monday at Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville.

            Arrangements are being made by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville.

Carrie Elizabeth Alford Rush, a former sewing machine operator, died Friday at a local hospital. She was 63.

            Rush was a native of Sweet Water and a resident of Thomasville. She was a member of Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church.

            Visitation will be at 6 tonight until the 4 p.m. funeral Monday at Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Thomasville....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CATHERINE ALFORD

 

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—Wednesday, 23 January 2008

 

            The funeral service for Catherine Alford, 71, of Opelika, AL, will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 24, 2008 at New Mt. Sellers Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford, who passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008, at the East Alabama Medical Center, was born in Chambers County, Alabama.

            Survivors include: Tommy Alford of Opelika, AL; three children, Walter Lee (Julie) Alford of Auburn, AL, Willie James (Brenda) Alford and Martha Kate (Ricky) Benford both of Opelika, AL; three sisters, Annie Kirk of Stockbridge, GA, Mary (Larry) Sumlin of Atlanta, GA and Louise (Ed) Love of Tuskegee, AL; five brothers, Egnateous (Jackie) Love of Birmingham, AL, James Kirk of Palmetto, GA, Willie (Della) Kirk, Ben Kirk, Brooksie Kirk, Jr. all of Opelika, AL; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a mother-in-law, Lelia Alford of Lanett, AL; four sisters-in-law, Jennie M. Kirk of Carrollton, GA, Odena Cooks of Lanett, AL, Rosa Lee (Willie) Evans of Lafayette, AL and Ida Joe Alvis of Lanett, AL; two brothers-in-law, Hervey Gene Alford and Willie Joe (Pat) Alford, Jr. of Lanett, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Harris Funeral Home is directing....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CHALMERS EDWARD “SPANKY” ALFORD

 

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HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 March 2008

 

May 22, 1955 March 24, 2008

           

            Funeral services for Chalmers Edward “Spanky” Alford will be at noon Saturday at Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor T.C. Johnson officiating with Royal Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in Madison Memory Gardens. Mr. Alford will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. A musical memorial will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Shirley Alford of Harvest; son, Willis Tawin Morris of Huntsville; two grandchildren; stepmother, Nellie Alford of Darlington, S.C.; two sisters, Lois Alford of Darlington, and Carlyon Hargest of Philadelphia; and three brothers, Timothy, Leven, and Kevin Alford, all of Philadelphia.

 

In another article:

 

WAFF.com

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—27 April 2008

 

 

            Family, friends, and fans are mourning the loss of a talented Valley musician.

            3-time Grammy-winning guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford passed away Monday from complications from diabetes.

            He began playing professionally at 17 as a gospel musician.

            During his career, “Spanky” played with gospel singer Shirley Caesar, Al Green, Joss Stone, the Bee Gee’s, and John Mayer just to name a few.

            He’s survived by his wife Shirley, one child and 2 grandchildren.

            Amusical tribute to “Spanky” Alford will be held Friday night at 7 at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.

            Funeral services are Saturday at noon at the church.

 

In another article:

 

Royal Funeral Home

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—_____ March 2008

 

 

Mr. Chalmers Edward Alford “Spanky”

(May 22, 1955 - March 24, 2008)

 

            Funeral service will be at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church (1800 Sparkman Drive; Huntsville, Alabama 35816) with Pastor T.C. Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the Madison Memory Gardens. Mr. Alford will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. A musical memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2008 at the St. Luke M.B. Church.

            Public viewing will begin Friday, March 28, 2008 from 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 8:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

 

In another article:

 

From Wikipedia:

 

            Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (May 22, 1955 – March 24, 2008) was a three time Grammy winning American jazz guitarist. He was well known for his playing style and use of arpeggiations. He had an illustrious career as a gospel quartet guitar player in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with groups such as the Mighty Clouds of Joy among others. Later in life he found a new career in the neo-soul movement of the 1990s and 2000s, most notably contributing to the sounds of D’Angelo and Tony Toni Toné. Spanky played guitar as part of The Soultronics, (D’Angelo’s highly regarded band for his 2000 “Voodoo” tour), alongside Questlove, James Poyser, Pino Palladino and Anthony Hamilton among many others. He was an amazing teacher and is credited with teaching Rjaphael Saadiq among many others to play guitar. He played on several albums with artists such as Joss Stone, John Mayer, Mary J Blige, Raphael Saadiq, D’Angelo and Roy Hargrove.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chalmers E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Harvest, Madison Co., AL.

 

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CHARLES AARON ALFORD, JR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 28 August 2008

 

            Alford, Dr. Charles Aaron, Jr. passed away August 26, 2008. He was born in Birmingham, AL on December 8, 1928. He was a graduate of Woodlawn High School and the University of Alabama where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Alabama. He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, Birmingham; served as a lieutenant in the navy in Sasebo, Japan; and then performed an infectious diseases fellowship with the Nobel Prize winner, Tom Weller, at Harvard. Dr. Alford returned to the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he created one of the most influential infectious diseases divisions of any academic medical center department in the world. Through his work, he established the value of the first antiviral medication, vidabarabine, for the treatment of herpes virus infections which began the current era of efficacious antiviral therapy for a variety of diseases. Dr. Alford and his colleagues also defined the natural history and the pathogenesis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection, the most common congenital infection worldwide and the most significant infectious cause of newborn hearing loss.

            Dr. Alford was recognized by numerous societies and boards for his contributions to science, including the American Pediatric Society, the March of Dimes, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, and the University of Alabama Board of Trustees, among others, and he was further recognized by UAB with the naming of an endowed chair in his honor. He was a consultant to the National Institutes of Health and served as an advisor to the government, the March of Dimes and various other foundations for his entire career. Dr. Alford considered his greatest contribution to medicine to be the training of future academicians. Over his career, he trained 20 individuals who have gone on to academic positions across the United States and Europe.

            He is survived by his daughters Caroline Grant (Michael) and Susan Simpson; grandchildren Gillen, Emily, Mary Catherine and Julia Grant and Chad and Mathew Simpson; cousins Jane Ann Carroll (Bill), Sandra Turner (Richard) and Sue Mulligan (Mac).

            Funeral Services will be held at Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlors Southside Chapel on Friday, August 29, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., and a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to The Children’s Hospital-CCRI-Infectious Diseases. Johns-Ridout’s Funeral Parlors Southside Chapel directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles A. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lorine Cunningham Alford, in this compilation.

            From the Alabama Medical Alumni Bulletin, Fall 2004: “Mary Akeroyd Alford died April 26, 2004. She was the wife of Charles Aaron Alford Jr., class of 1955. Charles specializes in infectious diseases and lives in Birmingham.”

 

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CHARLES DAVID ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Monday, 5 September 2005

 

            Charles David Alford, an employee of Holcim U.S. Inc., died Thursday [September 1] at an area hospital. He was 58.

            Alford was a native of Leakesville [Greene Co.], Miss., and a resident of Mobile.

            Survivors include his wife, Susan Alford; and two sons, Michael Terry Alford and John David Alford, all of Mobile; three daughters, Sheila DeAnn Taylor and Leslie Elizabeth Green, both of Satsuma, and Gina Lasha Alford of Atlanta; six brothers, Billy Ray Alford of Summerdale, Ala., Kenny Alford of Saraland, Jimmy Alford of Satsuma, Rodney Alford of Mississippi, and Terry Alford and Bobby Alford, both of Wilmer; two sisters, Sybil Grandquest of Chunchula and Margaret Odom of Mobile; and 8 grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral at Crawford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Crawford Methodist Church Cemetery.     Arrangements are being handled by Gilmer’s Funeral Home on Zeigler Circle West.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 Nov 1946, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

 

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CHARLES JACK ALFORD

 

CULLMAN TIMES

Cullman, Cullman Co., AL—Thursday, 22 September 2005

 

            Funeral services for Charles Jack Alford Sr., 78, of Ramer will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at Ramer United Methodist Church, with burial in Ramer Cemetery. Leak-Memory Chapel of Montgomery is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday, Sept. 20 at his residence. He was past exalted ruler of the Cullman Elks Lodge No. 1609 and a member of the Alcazar Shrine Temple of Montgomery.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Maurine Hudson Alford.

            Survivors include a son, Charles “Butch” (Janice) Alford Jr. of Wetumpka; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; and three brothers....

 

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Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 17 July 1927, last residence Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL.

 

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CHARLES JOSEPH “JOEY” ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—30 March 2001

 

            Graveside services were held at Crestwood Cemetery for Charles Joseph “Joey” Alford, 58, Gadsden, who died Wednesday, March 28, 2001.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his brother, Bill (Gail) Relford; sister, Cora Lou Staggs; nieces, Michelle Staggs and Sallie Relford; nephew, Taylor Relford; special uncle, Henry (Dean) Hicks; and special friends, Larry McElwee, Dorothy Elrod, and Alice Haley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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CHARLOTTE BELL “LOTTIE” LYNCH ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—10 December 1949

 

            Mrs. Lottie B. Alford—Native of Camden, Ala., and resident of Mobile for five months, died at a local hospital Friday morning, Dec. 9, 1949, at 11:30 o’clock.

            She is survived by two sons, L.T. [Lynch Thomas] Alford, Montgomery, Ala., and Julius B. Alford, Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Mrs. H.O. Green, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. William Lucas, Fayettville, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Addie Dannielly, Camden, Ala., 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

            Her remains will be sent to Camden, Ala., where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10, 1949, at the Camden Presbyterian Church at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Camden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Riggins Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son George Clem Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Luck 1875 AL1, William Thomas 1826 SC2, Peachman 1795 VA3.

 

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CHATTIE LEE ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Friday, 23 June 2006

 

            Alford, Chattie Lee, age 84, of Birmingham, died June 15, 2006. She was a retired Cook from the Birmingham School System. She was a member of New Testament House of Refuge Holiness Church.... She was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Namonia (Red) Alford, Sr.

            Survivors include daughters, Ella M. Alford of Birmingham and Gladys (Dr. P. Eddie) Johnson of Augusta, GA; sons, Namonia (Kathy) Alford, Jr. and Allman R. (Monica) Alford; sister, Amanda Ross, all of Birmingham; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 23, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church of Edgewater.... Burial in G.W. Carver Cemetery. Scott-McPherson Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chattie L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 Dec 1921, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

 

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CHRISTINE S. MILLS ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 8 December 2004

 

            Christine Mills Alford, a longtime resident of the Mobile and Theodore area, died Saturday, December 4, 2004 at a local hospital following a brief illness.

            Chris, age 76, was preceded in death by her son, Greg Mills and daughter, Brenda Mills Ray.

            She is survived by and leaves behind cherished memories to her loving husband, Austin ‘Bill’ Alford, Theodore, AL; five children, David Mills, Mobile, Cynthia Hill, Satsuma, AL, Pam Savell, Wilmer, AL, Karen Terry, Wilmer, AL and Edie Stokley of Lillian, AL; daughter-in-law, Jill Mills Meeks; son-in-law, Austin L. ‘Buddy’ Ray, Jr. of Mobile, AL; one brother, Joe Smith, Athens; fourteen grandchildren, Angela Ray Fredriksson of Memphis, TN, Austin Ray, West Palm Beach, FL, Jackson Mills and Taylor Mills of Mobile, AL, Jeremy Stacey, Mobile, AL, Leslie Moye, of Semmes, AL, Neal Fairchild, Montana, Tiffaney Joiner, Axis, AL, Jennifer Hill, Tuscaloosa, AL, Buddy Hill, Illinois, Austin Stokley, Emily Stokley, Cade Stokley and Grace Stokley all of Lillian, AL; three great grandchildren, Olivia Fredriksson, Memphis, TN, Anna Ferguson and Garrett Atchinson both of Axis, AL; and so many more relatives and family friends.

            Graveside services will be held Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 2 p.m. in Serenity Memorial Gardens following a visitation from 1 p.m. until service time at Serenity Funeral Home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine S. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 14 June 1928, last residence Theodore, Mobile Co., AL.

 

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CLARENCE ETHERIDGE ALFORD

Grandfather of Robert Douglas Alford, AAFA #0197

 

COLUMBUS ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Sunday, 30 May 1943

 

Alford Funeral To Be Held Today

 

            Funeral services for Clarence E. Alford, 48, who died Friday morning after a short illness at his home, 2106 Seventh Avenue, Phenix City [Russell Co., AL], will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the residence, with Rev. W.H. Cook, pastor of Phenix City Central Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the American Legion plat in Riverdale cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Harvey Earls, Clarence Bazemore, William Conly, Harry Pitts, Hugh F. Lassiter, and Edwin Devillier.

            Among survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Alford, of Phenix City; a son, Lieut. Douglas L. Alford, U.S. Army; seven daughters, Mrs. Mildred Earls, Mrs. Clara Arnold, Miss Jimmie Ruth Alford, and Mrs. Bary Barfield, of Thomaston, Ga.; Miss Virginia Alford, Miss Barbara Jean Alford, of Griffin, Ga., and Mrs. Ethel Conly, of Columbus; three brothers, G.S. Alford and Dallas Alford, of Atlanta, Ga.; and Willie Lee Alford, of New York; three sisters, Mrs. Susie May Layfield, Milledgeville, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: Clarence was married twice, to Nell Taylor and Lillian Welborn.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clarence Etheridge 1895 GA1, Henry Lee 1863 GA2, William Benjamin 1825 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLARENCE OWEN “BUD” ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 9 February 2007

 

            Clarence “Bud” Owen Alford, 90, of Phenix City [Russell Co.], Ala., formerly of LaGrange, died Jan. 24. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Saturday, Hillview East Cemetery; Striffler-Hamby Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Hillview East Cemetery, La Grange, Troup Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cherry Duve

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence O. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 8 June 1916, last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

 

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CLOVIS NELL OWENS ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Tuesday, 22 June 2010

 

FALKVILLE—Funeral for Clovis Nell Owens Alford, 71, will be Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Cook Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at Decatur General Hospital, was born August 31, 1938, in Morgan County to Bazzel “B.B.” Owens and Ollie Mae Minor Owens. She was retired from the Morgan County Courthouse where she worked in the Driver’s License Department.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Alford; one son, Stephen Mark Alford and wife, Dee, of Falkville; two daughters, Kathy Davis and husband, Mike, of Falkville and Angie Stephenson and husband, Tim, of Hartselle; one brother, Moval Owens of Hartselle; two sisters, Dual McNally and Frances Owens Greenwell, both of Decatur; nine grandchildren, Amber, Josh, Whitney, Bobby, Samantha, Heath, Taylor, Travis and Ally; one great-grandchild, Ashlin; and two great grandchildren on the way, Braxton and Brody.

            Pallbearers will be Heath Alford, Travis Davis, Josh Holloway, Bobby Holladay, Patrick Greenwell and Chris Turney.

 

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Photo from CookCemetery, Falkville, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Parks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clovis N. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Falkville, Morgan Co., AL.

 

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CORINTHA VICTORIA McMOY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably Montgomery, AL—_____ August 1980

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Mrs. Corintha McMoy, 84, and a lifetime resident of Ramer, died August 27, 1980 in a Montgomery nursing home after an extended illness.

            Funeral services were held from the Ramer United Methodist Church, Friday, August 29, 1980 at 11 a.m. with Dr. Dick Johns and Rev. Kenneth Alford officiating. Interment in Ramer Cemetery with Leak–Memory Chapel directing.

            Survivors include five sons, R.T. Alford, Jr., Eclectic, William D. (Boots) Alford, Montgomery, E.B. (Snookie) Alford, Sr., Grady, Charles Jackson Alford, [article cut off here].

 

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Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Corintha Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 March 1896 and died _____ August 1980, last residence Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Raymond Talmadge Alford, in this compilation.

            Corintha was the daughter of Edwin Blackburn McMoy and Lillie Belle Barfoot. She and Raymond were married in 1916 and divorced in 1940.

 

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CUVE SANDERS ALFORD

Grandmother of Sheryl Garret, AAFA #0359

 

PRATTVILLE PROGRESS

Prattville, Autauga Co., AL—_____ Feb 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Cuve Alford, 82, resident of Prattville, AL, formerly of Luverne, AL, died on Monday, Feb 16, 1998, at Columbia Northridge Nursing Facility. Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Feb 18, 1998 at 3:00 pm from Vernledge Cemetery, Hwy 331, Vernledge, AL.... Prattville Memorial Chapel directing.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Daniel “Buster” Alford, and sons William “Sonny” Alford and James E Alford.

            She is survived by three daughers and sons-in-law Sid and Billy Thompson, Prattville, AL, Juanita and Al Pisano, Yorktown Heights, NY; Martha and Ritchie Ciceran, Key West, FL; daughter-in-law Shirley Alford, Shenorock, NY; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Johnny Brunson, Bill Viet, Hayward Stephens, Jr. Collier and James Morgan....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cuve S. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 May 1915, last residence Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sam Daniel 1908 AL1, Warner Henry 1884 AL2, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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CYNTHIA M. SIMON ALFORD

 

[She died in AL, but we are also including her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Tuesday, 12 August 1997

 

GUEYDAN [Vermilion Parish, LA]—Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1997, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church for Cynthia Alford, 42, of Orange Beach, Ala., who died Sunday, Aug. 10, 1997, at her residence.

            Interment will be at Gueydan Cemetery. The Rev. Grady Estilette will officiate at the funeral services.

            A native of Gueydan, Mrs. Alford was a 1972 graduate of Gueydan High School and a 1976 graduate of USL School of Nursing. At the time of her death, she was a businesswoman in Orange Beach, active in the Chamber of Commerce and a member of Gulf Shores Ladies Tennis League and Executive Women’s Golf Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Don L. Alford of Orange Beach; her mother, Genevieve Hungerford Simon of Gueydan; two step-daughters, Andrea Webb of Orange Beach and Donette Bisett of Houston; a brother, James Simon and his wife, Kathleen, of Lake Charles; a sister, Patricia Deshotels and her husband, Charles, of Lafayette; three nieces, Brittney and Melissa Simon of Lake Charles and Kristy Deshotels of Lafayette; and a nephew, Jason J. Deshotels of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

            She was preceded in death by her father.

            A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at St. Thomas By the Sea Catholic Church in Orange Beach.

            Visiting hours will be observed at Vincent Funeral Home in Gueydan from 9 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. Vincent Funeral Home of Gueydan is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Gueydan Cemetery, Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Doucet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cynthia M. Simon (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Sept 1954, last residence Gueydan, Vermilion Parish, LA.

            Cynthia M. Simon (parents Rodney Simon and Genevieve Hungerford, buried next to her) married Donald L. Alford (both from LA) in Reno, NV, 9 Feb 1979. Donald L. Alford was born 1 Nov 1934. He and Cynthia divorced in Harris Co. TX, 9 Dec 1985. Perhaps they remarried.

 

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CYNTHIA NOELLE ALFORD TIRADO

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Thursday, 14 July 2011

 

            Tirado, Cynthia Noelle—Age 42, a native of Birmingham, AL, a former resident of Tampa, FL, and a current resident of Spanish Fort, AL, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, after a long battle with cancer that began in 2009.

            She was preceded in death by her sister, Wendy Speegle.

            Noelle has become her family’s “Hero” and leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter, Roxanne Anderson, mother, Trish Hood Bounds and her husband Jerry, all of Spanish Fort, AL, father, Richard Alford and his wife Diana of Hayden, AL, brother, Ty Alford and his wife Marla of Wesley Chapel, FL, one niece, Carly Speegle, three nephews, Zane Speegle, Ian Alford, Connor Alford, many other relatives and friends.

            The family will receive friends at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Daphne, AL, Thursday, July 14, 2011, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm.

            Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home, Daphne, AL, Friday, July 15, 2011, at 2:00pm.

            Interment will follow in Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, AL.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 www.cancer.org

Arrangements By Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 27409 U S Hwy. 98, Daphne, Al 36527. www.wolfefuneralhome.net

 

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Photo from Memory Gardens of Fairhope, Fairhope, Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Benjamin L. Manifold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cynthia N. Tirado (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Sept 1968, last residence Spanish Fort, Baldwin Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of her sister Wendy Alford Speegle in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

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DAVID LEON ALFRED

 

TIMES DAILY

Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL—Wednesday, 12 November 2008

 

TUSCUMBIA [Colbert Co.]—David Leon Alfred, 55, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Thompson and Son Funeral Home chapel, Tuscumbia, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery, Tuscumbia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David L. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 March 1953, last residence Tuscumbia, Colbert Co., AL.

 

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DECIE HUNT SIMMONS ALFORD

Stepmother of James Malcom Alford, AAFA #1395

 

Source unknown

_____, AL—_____ September 1982

 

            Alford, Decie Hunt, 69, and a resident Rt. 6, Box 143, Prattville [Autauga Co., AL], died Tuesday, September 28, 1982 in a Montgomery hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 30, 1982 at 2 p.m. from Prattville Community Church with Rev. Bobby Hicks officiating. Burial in Owens Cemetery with Ridout’s Prattville Chapel directing.

            Survivors include four daughters, Katie L. Barber, Georgia B. Cook, Recie Mae Dennis, Davan Fleming, all of Prattville; one step-daughter, Joyce Whitfield, Florida; one step-son, Jimmy Alford, Montgomery; two brothers, Grover Hunt, Georgia, Luther Hunt, Prattville; seven sisters, Essie Lou Sanford, Melza Golden, Bama Thornton, all of Prattville, Nina Tucker, Jessie Bell Harris, both of Montgomery, Barbara Thomas, Hazel O’Neil, both of Texas; 13 grandchildren; 25 great–grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Owens Cemetery, Autauga Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kelly Rhodes - ladyfred4good@yahoo.com – emailed 7/5/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Decie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 25 Nov 1912, last residence Prattville, Autauga Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Raymond Talmadge Alford, in this compilation.

            Decie was Raymond’s third wife. They married _____ Dec 1953 in Bullock Co., AL, listed as Decie Simmons and Roy T. Alford. She married her first husband, Andrew L. Simmons, _____ Dec 1946 in Elmore Co., AL.

 

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DIANE GRACE HOAGLAND ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 18 May 2009

 

            Diane Alford, 39, Hokes Bluff, died Sunday, May 17, 2009. She is survived by her family.

            Arrangements to be announced by Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 19 May 2009

 

            Memorial services will be at noon Thursday, May 21, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church for Diane Grace Hoagland Alford, 39, of Hokes Bluff. Dr. Langston Haygood will officiate. Burial will be at New Bethel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel is in charge.

            Diane Alford was born in Buffalo, N.Y., but moved to Gadsden as a child. She graduated from Gadsden High School and received her degree in marketing from Jacksonville University, graduating with honors. She was the secretary and a member of the First Presbyterian Church and served on the board of directors for the YMCA of the Coosa Valley. Diane Alford was a champion competitive swimmer, both as a young girl and as an adult, even after losing part of a leg in an accident as a teenager. She swam as a member of the Coosa Valley YMCA as well as Therapy Plus of Boaz and won countless events as a member of the Coosa Valley YMCA Stingrays swim team. Her cheerfulness, dedication to those she loved, determination and refusal to let anything, including cancer, limit her inspired everyone who knew her.

            Mrs. Alford was the beloved wife of Barry Alford and stepmother of Barry Alford Jr. Her parents are Peter and Barbara Hoagland, and her parents-in-law are Arville and Linda Alford. She is survived by her siblings, Robert Hoagland and Laura Garmon; her brothers-in-law, Christopher Alford, Bruce Alford, Greg Alford and Billy Garmon; and her sisters-in-law, Cynthia Alford and Debra Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the YMCA of the Coosa Valley Diane Alford Memorial Fund or the First Presbyterian Church.

            A reception honoring the life of Diane Alford will be held at the First Presbyterian Church following the memorial service….

FAG photo requested 7/5/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DIANE URQUHART ALFORD

 

Striffler-Hamby Mortuary

Phenix City, AL—_____ June 2011

 

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September 15, 1944 - June 12, 2011

 

            Diane Urquhart Alford, 66 of Phenix City, AL, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. EDT, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 3770 Hwy 431 N., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Eric Estes officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born September 15, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia, daughter of the late John W. and Mary Alice Brown Urquhart. She was retired from the State of Alabama after 20 years of service as a legal assistant, was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, was an avid reader, loved to decorate and loved to travel.

            Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Tharon E. Alford, II of Phenix City, AL, daughters, Gina Sue Pippins of Slocumb, AL, Krystal Brooke Fairall of Phenix City, AL, sister, Emily Sue Brassell and husband Doug of Columbus, GA, grandchildren, Destiny Paige Armstrong, February Melody Armstrong, Paisley Marina Armstrong, Aramis Storm Armstrong, Marki Denim Armstrong, special grandson, Colby Blake Patterson, great grandchild, Halen Mae McCrary, special friends, Patricia and Bubba Roberts and beloved dog “Allie”.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Association of North Alabama, 3313 Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL 35801

            To offer condolences, please visit www.shphenixcity.com

 

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COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—13 June 2011

 

            Alford, Diane Urquhart, 66, Phenix City, Alabama, died Sunday June 12, 2011 in Phenix City. A memorial service will be held: 11:00am Wednesday June 15th , in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Phenix City, Alabama.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Diane U. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

 

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DONALD C. ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—26 July 2000

 

            Funeral services were held at Collier-Bulter Chapel for Donald C. Alford, 71, Gadsden, who died on Sunday, July 23, 2000. Entombment was at Crestwood Mausoleum with Dr. Bill Alford officiating.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. He was retired from the Alabama Power and Steam Plant with 40 years of service. He was a member of Whites Chapel Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Alma Pike Alford; brother, Travis Alford, Hokes Bluff, Bobby (Lorene), Centre, Dr. Billy (Martha) Alford, West Virginia; sisters, Faye (Bill) Hughes, Odenville, Janice Alford, Gadsden, Caroline Tucker, Texas, and Sybil Chapman, Perry, Georgia; brother-in-law, Eugene (Annette) Pike; sisters-in-law, Micki (Marvin) Pearson, Helen (Lane) Payne, Hokes Bluff, Donna (Johnny) Preston, Hokes Bluff, Nelda (Robert) Basenberg, Gardendale; mother-in-law, Estelle Pike; aunt, Hazel (Mrs. W.T.) Morris; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 3 Nov 1928, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

 

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DONALD HENRY ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Wednesday, 14 December 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Donald Henry Alford, 70, of Huntsville died Monday [December 12] at a local hospital. The funeral was today at 11 a.m. at the Church of The Nativity....

            Burial was to be in Valhalla Memory Gardens with Laughlin Service Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford was retired from IBM with more than 40 years service. He was a member of the Quarter Century Club at IBM and a Mason.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alberta Lois Alford; and his mother, Mrs. Bertha J. Smith of New York.

FAG photo requested 7/5/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 19 Jan 1913 and died _____ Dec 1983, last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

 

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DONALD RAY HALFORD

 

Johnson Funeral Home Chapel

Georgiana, Butler Co., AL—_____ July 2012

 

 

            Halford, Donald Ray “Kuldillyhopper”, 58, a resident of McKenzie, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012 at his home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2012 from Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Harry Driggers and Bro. Dale Norris officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Home, Georgiana, Alabama.

            Mr. Halford is predeceased by his Parents, Coston and Ruby Joyner and his Brother, Billy Halford.

             He is survived by his Sisters, Rachel (Herman) Wright, Monroeville, Alabama, Lillie Collins, Andalusia, Alabama, and his Twin Sister, Deborah (Billy Joe) Halford, McKenzie, Alabama; Brothers, Lavon (Kathy) Halford, Jack Halford, and Jake (Mona) Halford, all of McKenzie, Alabama; Sister-in-Law, Mary Halford, McKenzie, Alabama; 24 Nieces and Nephews; a number of Great Nieces and Nephews; and a Special Friend, Shuron Brewer “Huckleberry”.

            Online condolences may be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.

 

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DONALD WAYNE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday,23 November 2008

 

Donald Wayne Alford, 70, Boaz, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.

 

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HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Monday, 24 November 2008

 

Donald Wayne Alford

Died Nov. 22, 2008

 

            Mr. Alford proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He retired from Huntsville Utilities with 33 years of service.

            He is survived by his wife, Doris Ann Alford; son, Donald Wayne Alford Jr. and wife Kim of Owens Cross Roads; stepson, Marty Leeth and wife Debbie of Hampton Cove; stepdaughter, Terry Dennis and husband Rob of Georgia; grandsons, Justin Alford, Luke Alford, and Tyler Alford; stepgrandchildren, Zach Leeth, Luke Leeth, Lauren Dennis, Wood Dennis, and Mary Frances Dennis; sister, Mary Ann Wells of Boaz; and nephew, Rodney Wells and wife Lisa of Huntsville.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the chapel of Carr Funeral Home in Boaz. Dr. Donald Cotton will officiate. Mr. Alford will be laid to rest in Hillcrest Cemetery. Zach Leeth, Luke Leeth, Justin Alford, John Beard, Phillip Smith, Gene Bailey, and Wood Dennis will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Thomas, Vernon Lynch, and Mr. Alford’s fellow retirees from Huntsville Utilities.

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fellowship Church Building Fund, 423 Martling Road, Albertville, AL 35951.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Head Hunter (Maria)

 

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DONNA K. JOHNS ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 4 February 2008

 

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Memorialized by Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds, AL

 

            Alford, Donna, age 51, of Trussville passed away on February 2, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Michael Alford; sons, Chris Barfield (Malinda) and Bryan Woodruff (Dana); mother, Mary Johns; sisters, Mary Ann Bullock (Jimmy), Dea Davis (Rodney), and Angie Peoples (Roger); brother, David Johns (Brenda); and 9 grandchildren; and special friend “Pinky” Pinkston, Sr.

            Visitation will be held Monday, February 4, 2008 from 6-8PM with a memorial service on Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 12:00PM. Kilgroe Leeds directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donna K.. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Jan 1957, last residence Trussville, Jefferson Co., AL.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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DORIS L. ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co, AL—Tuesday, 13 February 2007

 

            Mrs. Doris L. Alford, age 72. A native of Mize, MS. and a longtime resident of Mobile & Baldwin Co. died on Sunday, February 11, 2007 at a local hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lavon A. Alford, daughter Pamela Alford and son in law Randy Hutto.

            She is survived by her daughter Deborah Hutto of Loxley and son Michael Alford of North Carolina. Three brothers and two sisters, five grandchildren Bo, Steven, Brittney, Megan and Lauren, one great grandchild Cadence, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 12 Noon in the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home....

FAG photo requested 7/5/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Oct 1934, last residence Loxley, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lavon A. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DORIS N. STRIPLIN ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—17 March 2011

 

ANNISTON—Funeral service for Doris Striplin Alford, 81, of Anniston, will be 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Gray Brown-Service with Dr. Mack Amis officiating. A private burial will follow. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Survivors include brother, Thomas R. Striplin and nephew, Michael Striplin.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, P.C. Alford; and son, Ragan Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Cleburne County, she spent 20 years in New Orleans and 12 years in Fort Lauderdale. She worked in Commercial Underwriting with the insurance company.

            Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in charge of arrangements. (256) 236-3441 Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com

 

Photo from Tyus Baptist Church Cemetery, Tyus, Carroll Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janie Light

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris N. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Aug 1929, last residence Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL [?].

            We included the obituary of her son Gary Ragan Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Perry Calvin 1923 GA1, Perry Calvin 1899 GA2, Clarance Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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DORIS SUE “SUSIE” MCKINNEY ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 7 February 2007

 

            Prayer service for Doris Sue “Susie” McKinney Alford, 78, of Gadsden, who passed away, February 4, 2007, will be today at 2:30 PM at the Crestwood Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford was married in 1946 to Lem J. Alford and had two children. She went to nursing school at the age of 40 and received her Registered Nursing Degree on July 18, 1971.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Lem J. Alford and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Burnie McKinney.

            Mrs. Alford was a loving and caring mother, sister, nurse and friend.

            She is survived by her son, Phillip Michael Alford, daughter, Eugenia A. Alford, grandchildren, John Michael Alford and Katherine Moore Alford, sisters, Ola Eugenia Bynum and Johnnie Arlene Kines, brother and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Helen Copeland and Alice Stewart.

            Pallbearers will be Tim Copeland, Jim Copeland, Wayne Copeland II, Wayne Copeland, Sr., John Michael Alford and Kent Stewart....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sue M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Aug 1928, last residence Pell City, Saint Clair Co., AL.

 

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DOROTHY COMBS ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Tuscaloosa News on 22 November 2009.]

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 29 November 2009

 

NORTHPORT—Dorothy Combs Alford, 90, of Oxford, Alabama, died on November 20, 2009 at Heritage Health Care Nursing Home. A memorial service will be announced at a future date.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Clara Combs, of Gadsden; her husband, Neuford Alford, of Oxford; her brothers and sisters, and children (nieces), Gail Caldwell and Sheila Combs.

            Survivors include her children (nieces and nephews), Glenn (Linda) Combs, of Tuscaloosa, James (Sandra) Combs, of Eastaboga, and Neuford (Vicki) Combs, of Northport, Sherry (Andy) Devine, Andy Combs, David Combs and family; her grandchildren, Keyna (Val) Vialpando, Jason (Laura) Combs, E.G. Combs, Jerri Lynn (Steven) Malone, Tina (Darren) Thomas, Jamie (Melissa) Combs, John (Tara) Combs, Jennifer (Eddie) Reaves, Joshua Combs, Michael (Cathy) Caldwell and her great-grandchildren, Vincent, Victoria, and Zoey Vialpando, Cooper, Emory, and Claire Combs, Holden, Olivia and Grayson Thomas, Christopher Malone, Meggan Combs, Katie, Kelby and Caleb Combs and James, Susanna, and Joshua Reaves, Ben and Adam Caldwell.

            Dorothy (Dot Mama) will be remembered by many for her heart of gold, giving a helping hand to ones in need, being a great listener, staying your friend forever and her unbinding love for her children (nieces and nephews), grandchildren and great- grandchildren. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

            The family wishes to thank the staff of Heritage Health Care and Rehab, Hospice of West Alabama and the sweet ladies that visited her every week.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 Sept 1919, last residence Northport, Tuscaloosa Co., AL.

 

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DOROTHY LEE HOLLAND ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Thursday, 7 May 2009

 

            Dorothy Lee Alford, a native of Leakesville, Miss., and a resident of Mobile, died Tuesday at her home. She was 83.

            Alford was a homemaker.

            Survivors include five children, Barbara Dreibelbis, Darlene Evans, David Alford, Mark Alford and Richard E. Alford, all of Mobile; four siblings, Edward Holland of Mobile, Irene Holder, J.E. Holland and Mike Holland, all of Leakesville; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grand-children.

            Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church of Dawes. Burial will be in Magnolia-McLeod Cemetery in Leakesville. Freeman Funeral Home in Citronelle is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Magnolia Cemetery, Leakesville, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stacey E. Churchwell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Nov 1925, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Everett Lee Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her maternal Alford lineage, from her mother: Pearlie Irene 1898 MS2, George Lee 1867/1870 AL3; S.E. 1828 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

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DOSHIE JENNINGS ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—23 April 2003

 

FOLEY—Doshie Jennings Alford, 85, died Sunday, April 20, 2003 at a local nursing facility. She was a resident of Foley.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Foley.

            She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Cecil Alford and a daughter, Carolyn Haislip, both of Foley; a sister, Bonnie Clark of Green Cove Spring, R.I.; five granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley, with the Rev. Bill Nales officiating.

            Burial will be in Pine Rest Memorial Park in Foley. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Bayview Funeral Home. Arrangements are by Bayview Funeral Home.

 

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THE ISLANDER

Gulf Shores, Baldwin Co., AL—30 April 2003

 

            Doshie Jennings Alford, 85, of Foley, died April 20, 2003 in a local nursing facility. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Foley.

            Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Cecil Alford of Foley; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Earl Haislip of Foley; a sister, Bonnie Clark of Green Cove Springs, R.I.; five granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

            Services were held April 24 at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley with the Rev. Billy Nales officiating. Burial was in Pine Rest Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doshie J. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Sept 1917, last residence Foley, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lennie Cecil Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Doshie was the daughter of John William Jefferson Jennings and Francis Lee Tacoma Morgan.

 

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DYLAN KEITH ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—17 February 2013

 

            Mr. Dylan Keith Alford, 24, Gadsden, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his residence. Cremation was provided by Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory. A gathering and celebration of his life will be at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Wain, tonight from 5 to 7.

            Dylan was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and was a member of the Class of 2007 at Southside High School. Dylan was a loving son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Dylan was an avid reader who enjoyed spending his free time on the back porch lost in a book. He also enjoyed listening to music and would walk through the house singing and whistling to his favorite songs. Dylan loved children and animals. Dylan was a good and loyal friend who was always willing to lend a hand. He treasured his special friends who could identify with his innermost thoughts and feelings. Dylan was very intelligent and always welcomed a good conversation. He could debate a subject to the end. Dylan’s loving smile and fun personality will be deeply missed. We celebrate his life and honor his wishes.

            Survivors are his father, Eddie Alford; mama and papa, Teresa Wain Alford and Whitey Allen; dad, Scott Higgins; brother, Alex Alford (Amber); grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Wain, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ray Alford, Sr.; and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. To know him was to love him.

            Morgan Funeral Chapel is announcing.

 

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EDDIE JAMES ALLFORD

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—10 January 2013

 

PRATTVILLE—Eddie James Allford, age 62, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 2013. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Prattville Memorial Chapel and Memory Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, James Barnes and Hazel Bussey Allford, and his parents-in-law, Benard and Nell Hughes Bolen.

            He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Mary Elizabeth Bolen Allford; his children, Kimberly Prawius Howard and Will Howard and granddaughter, Savannah Howard, and Frederick and Lauren Prawius and granddaughter, Olivia Prawius. He is also survived by his sisters, whom he loved so very much, Judy Arnold (Val), Rachel Waldrop (Olan), Susan Kinard (Tommy), and Melissa Meman (Jesse); and nieces and nephews, Greg Arnold, Matt Arnold, Amy Chase, Natalie Madden, Zachary Kinard, Elam Kinard, Benjamin Meman, and their families.

            Eddie served in the U.S. Marine Corps and later in the Naval Reserve. He was a master brick mason and craftsman. He retired from the International Paper Company in May of 2012. Eddie enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting, but most of all, he loved spending time with his precious family. A special place in his heart belonged to his grandchildren Savannah Howard and Olivia Prawius, and he was so excited about the arrival of a new baby Prawius….

 

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EDWARD J. ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 27 April 2010

 

            Alford, Edward J., age 84, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday April 26, 2010. He was born in Bluff City TN and moved to Birmingham in 1954.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Lillie Alford, sister Mary Lee Hinkle, brothers Clyde and Haskel Alford.

            Mr. Alford served in the US Army and was discharged in 1945.He retired from St. Joe Paper Company with 30 years of service. He was a resident of Centerpoint since 1958 where he took an active part in the Centerpoint Head Start Program. He was a member of Eagle Rock Baptist Church where he loved his church family.

            He is survived by his wife of 61 years Frances Alford, daughter Patsy Chapman, sons Jerry L. and Derrick (Brandy) Alford. He is also survived by five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one Aunt, Ruby Lyons, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Special cousins Tom and Doris Martin.

            The family would like to extend a special Thanks to all of the staff of Helping Hands Hospice.

            Graveside service will be Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. in Jefferson Memorial Gardens with Ridout’s Trussville Chapel directing and Dr. Barry Wood officiating. The family will receive friends at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel one hour prior to the service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward J. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 13 March 1926, last residence Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL.

 

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EFFIE ABRAMS ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—Friday, 23 September 2005

 

[A nearly identical article was published on the same day in the LEDGER-ENQUIRER, Columbus, GA]

 

VALLEY [Chambers Co.]—Mrs. Effie Abrams Alford, 92, of Valley died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005 at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

            Funeral services are scheduled Sunday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley.... Burial will follow at Fairfax Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter, Janis A. Morris of Phenix City; her grandson, Matthew G. (Laura) Morris of Vogelweh, Germany; three sisters-in-law, Erin A. Alford of Valley, Virginia Abrams of Kent, Ala., and Margaret Abrams of Deatsville, Ala.; and a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Elmore County, Ala., on July 16, 1913, the daughter of the late Arrie Emfinger Abrams and John Azro Abrams. She was the secretary of Fairfax Baptist Church for more than 26 years and was a member of the Golden Age Club and Triple L Club. She had worked as a volunteer at George H. Lanier Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Roberson Alford....

            Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Fairfax Cemetery, Valley, Chambers Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Bennie Gross - bennie106@knology.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Effie A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 July 1913, last residence Phenix City, Russell Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Benjamin Roberson 1912 AL1, Benjamin Warren 1886 AL2, Spire Warren 1855 AL3, Spire Warren 1816 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELCY MILLER WHITLEY ALFORD

 

SPARTANBURG HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, SC—11 December 2010

 

ECLECTIE, AL—Elcy Miller Whitley Alford died Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

            Graveside services will be held at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Roanoke, VA. Dunbar Funeral Home

 

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Gassett Funeral Home

Wetumpka, Elmore Co., AL—_____ December 2010

 

Elcy Whitley Alford

February 12, 1914 - December 7, 2010

 

Born: February 12, 1914

Place of Birth: North Carolina

Death: December 7, 2010

Place of Death: Wetumpka, Alabama

Occupation: Retired, School Teacher

 

Services: Graveside Friday December 10, 2010 at Blue Ridge Cemetery

 

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ELIJAH ALFORD, JR.

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Tuesday, 4 May 2010

 

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August 28, 1935 - April 30, 2010

 

PHENIX CITY, AL—Mr. Elijah Alford, Jr., 74, of 8 Rosemont Circle, Phenix City, Ala., died Friday, April 30, 2010 at VistaCare of Franciscan Woods, Columbus, Ga. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Benevolent Grove Baptist Church, Pittsview, Ala., Rev. Robert Buckner, Pastor; and Rev. John Harrison, Eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, according to Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City, Ala. Visitation is today, May 4, 2010 from 1 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford was born August 28, 1935 in Pittsview, Ala., the son of the late Gertrude and Elijah Alford, Sr. During his working career, he was a heavy construction equipment operator and truck driver. Mr. Alford was a member of Benevolent Grove Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon.

            He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, Mrs. Mattie Alford; a son, Mr. Ronny (Chandra) Alford; a daughter, Ms. Sonya Alford; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Upshaw, Mrs. Annie (Jesse) Kilo and Mrs. Barbara (Dave) Challand; two brothers, Mr. Robert (Josie) Alford and Mr. Eddie Alford. He also leaves four grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

            Please visit www.thetaylorfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest registry.

 

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ELIZABETH “BETTIE” JONES ALFORD

 

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MONTGOMERY JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—15 April 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. C.M. Alford were held from her home at Ramer [Montgomery Co.] at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. W.O. Calhoun officiating. The body was sent through country to Mr. Moriah, near Orion [Pike Co.], for burial.

            Pallbearers were (active) L.A. Watkins, R.C. Watkins, Porter Brown, W.T. Holley, B.F. Moses and J.V. Henlry, (honorary) Frank Stephens, Henry Stephens, Dowling Turnipseed, J.W. Beall, J.A. Beall and J.R. Beall.

 

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Photo from Mount Moriah Cemetery, Troy, Pike Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Donna Chisum Fountain - donse55@yahoo.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Columbus M. Alford, was the son of Sylvanus Walker Alford and his first wife, Martha Blackburn.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Columbus M. 1867 AL1, Sylvanus Walker 1842 AL2, Levin Ellis 1814 GA3, William 1774 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

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ELIZABETH BYERS ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Saturday, 22 March 1947

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Byers Alford, age 87, of St. Clair Springs [St. Clair Co.], Ala., passed away Friday a.m. [March 21] at a local infirmary.

            Survived by two sons, H.B. and J.B. Alford, both of Birmingham; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ramsey, Ashville, Ala., and Mrs. Orris Baker, St. Clair Springs, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services Sunday 3 p.m. from the Cool Springs Baptist Church (near Ashville, Ala.), the Rev. E.E. Weaver and the Rev. George Williams officiating. Interment, adjoining cemetery. Active pallbearers, H.B. Alford, Jr., James H. Alford, R.C. Ramsey, Rubin Ramsey, Ralph Glidewell, Dr. O.T. Alford, Curtis Alford and Edward Skinner. Brown-Service Norwood, directing.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

ST. CLAIR SPRINGS, ALA., March 22—Funeral services will be held at Cool Springs Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday for Mrs. Elizabeths Byers Alford, 87, who died at a Birmingham hospital Friday. The Revs. Edgar E. Weaver and George Williams will officiate. Brown-Service, Norwood will be in charge.

            Surviving are two sons, H.B. and J.B. Alford, Birmingham; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Ramsey, Ashville, and Mrs. Orris A. Baker, St. Clair Springs; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: Elizabeth Byers Alford was the widow of James R. Alford, a long time resident of St. Clair Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: James R. 1848 AL1, Travis Carter 1825 AL2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

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ELLA ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—12 September 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

DECATUR [Morgan Co.], ALA.—Funeral rites for Mrs. Ella Alford, 50, were conducted at Bear Creek Church, near Tuscumbia [Colbert Co.] Wednesday, with Priest, of Decatur, in charge.

            She is survived by her husband, G.W. Alford; a son Eugene; two daughters, Rosella and Nina Jean Alford; two sisters, Mrs. K.W. Duke and Mrs. J.C. Johnson. Four brothers also survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, George W. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELMA ALFORD

 

Photo from Norris Funeral Home

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—29 April 2010

 

            Mrs. Elma Alford, 89, born in Conecuh County, Alabama and a resident of Bay Minette, AL died Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at her residence. She was a retired sales representative with K Mart Corporation.

            She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Bryant and Melinda Hodges, both of Bay Minette, AL; two grandchildren, Becky Hodges (Mark) Daniel and Brooke Hodges (Brandon) Drinkard, both of Bay Minette, AL and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Eleanor Rogers and Ella Mae Rieben, both of Bay Minette, AL.

            The family will received friends Thursday, April 29, 2010 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Norris Funeral Home.

            The funeral service will be held Friday, April 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Norris Funeral Home with the Reverend Mark Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home, Bay Minette, AL….

 

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ELNORA SCREWS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, AL—20 June 2008

 

April 10, 1919 – 15 June 2008

 

EUFAULA, AL—Mrs. Elnora Screws Alford, 89, of 12 Ireland Road, Eufaula, AL, died Sunday, June 15, 2008 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. EST Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Church in Cottonton, AL. Rev. Thomas W. Fortson, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, according to Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. Visitation will be today from 1 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 10, 1919 in Russell County, AL, the daughter of the late Ammy and Will Screws. She was a member of Mt. Mariah A.M.E. Church in Cottonton, AL, where she was a member of the Senior Usher Board. Mrs. Alford had been employed in the linen service industry. Survivors include two sons, Jessie (Ann) Alford of Philadelphia, PA and Arlanders (Loraine) Alford of Tampa, FL; two sisters, Lillie Bell English and Rosie Screws Williams, both of Eufaula, AL; 9 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; 12 nephews; 7 nieces, to include a special niece, Lula (Johnnie) Elias of Fort Mitchell, AL. A special thank you to Dr. McIntosh and his staff at John B. Amos Cancer Center.

 

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ELOUISE SIMS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 10 May 2013

 

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel for Elouise Sims Alford, 87, of Hokes Bluff, who passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013. Chaplain Dave Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow at Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home & Cemetery is in charge of services.

            Mrs. Alford loved gardening and traveling with her husband in their RV. She loved her family, and her grandchildren were very special to her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason Alford; her parents, James Ellis and Winnie Mae Sims; and her sister, Quintella Eubanks.

            She is survived by her daughter, Linda Griffith; son, Jerry Alford; grandchildren, Sonya (Brent) Morgan, Phillip (Tracy) Griffith and Cody Alford; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Ralph, Aaron and Jerome Sims; sisters, Helen Rutledge, Phyllis Pike and Dean Gowens.

            Pallbearers will be family and friends.

            Special thanks to her caregivers, Billie, Marsha, Ovella and Lawley Hospice; also, the staff at Gadsden Health Care…. www.ghbfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Perry Mason Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELSIE M. ALFORD

Sister of Anna Louise Alford, AAFA #0553

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, SC—Saturday, 10 January 2009

 

ENTERPRISE, AL—Elsie M. Alford of Enterprise, AL passed away, Thursday, January 8, 2009 in Wiregrass Hospital, Geneva, AL. She was 88. Elsie never met a stranger and had many, many friends. She was very faithful to her church and loved Wednesday night covered dish get-togethers. She was a charter member of the Pierian Club, Retired Officers Wives Club and Duplicate bridge Group. She loved her job as manager of the Suburban Shop in West Gate for Years. The last several years she was a resident of Greenwood Assisted Living in Geneva where she again made many friends and will never be forgotten.

            She was predeceased by her husband, William L. Alford. He was a career army aviator and retired as a civilian flight instructor at Ft. Rucker. They had wonderful memories of their travels together in the military. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Henry Oscar and Jesse Crenshaw Wilson; brothers and sisters, Katherine (Jim) Miles, Ruth (Blease) Gantt, Pauline (Frank) Lewis, Jeanette (Joe) Webber, Geneva (Arthur) Schneider, Jack Wilson, Holbert Wilson, James Wilson.

            Survivors include her son, Dwain Alford (Ann); a grandson, David Alford (Elizabeth); great-grandson, Brady; three sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and who loved her dearly; and very special close friends Jack and June Clements.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, January 10, 2009 at Greenhill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in GardenPs of Memory Cemetery in Dothan, AL with Searcy’s Providence Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until service time Saturday at the church. You may sign the register book or send condolences to the family at our website: www.providencefuneral.com.

 

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DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Saturday, 10 January 2009

 

            Elsie M. Alford of Enterprise passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, in Wiregrass Hospital, Geneva. She was 88.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at Green Hill Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dan McMillian officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Dothan with Searcy’s Providence Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from noon until service time Saturday at the church.

            Elsie never met a stranger and had many, many friends. She was very faithful to her church and loved Wednesday night covered dish get-togethers. She was a charter member of the Pierian Club, Retired Officers Wives Club and Duplicate bridge Group. She loved her job as manager of the Suburban Shop in West Gate for Years. The last several years she was a resident of Greenwood Assisted Living in Geneva where she again made many friends and will never be forgotten.

            She was predeceased by her husband, William L. Alford. He was a career army aviator and retired as a civilian flight instructor at Fort Rucker. They had wonderful memories of their travels together in the military.

            Survivors include her son, Dwain Alford (Ann); a grandson, David Alford (Elizabeth); two great-grandsons, Brady and Jacob; three sisters-in-law; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who loved her dearly; and very special close friends, Jack and June Clements.

            Searcy’s Providence Funeral Home, (334) 393-2273, www.providencefuneral.com, is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her sister Anna Louise Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

 

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EMMA FREDNA CARNEY ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 8 October 2008

 

CHOCTAW COUNTY

 

            Emma Fredna Carney Alford, who retired from Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler after 13 years, died Monday [October 6] at a hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was 87.

            A native of Choctaw County and a resident of Butler, she had also worked for many years as a telephone operator in California.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mary Brannon of Butler; one son, Fred Alford of Pensacola; one brother, Verl Carney of Melvin; two sisters, Norma J. Hallford of Toxey and Peggy Paluda of Twin Falls, Idaho; and three grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at First Baptist Church of Butler. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—7 October 2008

 

BUTLER, Ala.—Services for Emma Fredna Carney Alford will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Butler with the Rev. J.D. Weed officiating. Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 87, of Butler, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss.

            Survivors include her daughter, Mary Brannon; a son, Fred Alford; one brother; two sisters; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the service at the church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 June 1921, last residence Butler, Choctaw Co. AL.

 

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ESTELLA MCQUEEN ALFRED

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 15 May 2013

 

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            Estella McQueen Alfred, a native of Vinegar Bend, Alabama and affectionately known as “Muddear” was born on August 28, 1927. A lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama, she exchanged time for eternity on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at her home.

            She was a faithful member of the Truelight Missionary Baptist Church, Prichard, Alabama for over 40 years. She was a retiree of Mobile Infirmary Medical Center and an avid community volunteer in the City of Prichard.

            She leaves to cherish her memories three devoted children, Verna (Cleveland) Rivers, Gerald (Ella) Alfred and Rodney (Ardeth) Alfred; nine grandchildren, Hortense Prince, Derek, Ahmand, Larry Jr. and Kenyetta Alfred, Pharron Jenkins, Nigel Rivers, Kalyn and Jaslyn Alfred; devoted niece, Dorothy Pitts, devoted daughter-in-law, Marjorie Alfred; devoted friend, Nellie Ware; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Her remains will lie in state on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 1pm until 8pm at Small’s Mortuary, Mobile, AL. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 1:30pm until the 2pm funeral hour at True Light Missionary Baptist Church, 2001 Main St. Prichard, AL. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Mobile, AL.

            Dignified and professional services entrusted to Small’s Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at http://www.smallsmortuary.com/

 

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ESTELLE ABNEY ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 17 August 2009

 

January 25, 1919 - August 16, 2009

[dates from Gardendale Funeral Home]

 

            Alford, Mrs. Estelle Abney, 90, of Watson, AL, went home to be with the Lord on August 16, 2009. She was the oldest surviving member of Mineral Springs Baptist after becoming a member in 1941.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Alford.

            She is survived by her grandson, Dr. Doug (Michelle) Alford; great-grandchildren, Eli Alford, Caleb Alford, and Seth Alford; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Alford. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

            Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Gardendale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Walker Chapel. Visitation will be Monday from 6 - 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

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NORTH JEFFERSON NEWS

Gardendale, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 18 August 2009

 

            Mrs. Estelle Abney Alford, age 90 of Fultondale, went home to be with the Lord Aug. 16, 2009. She was the oldest surviving member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church. She became a member in July of 1941.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde W. Alford.

            Survivors include her grandson, Dr. Doug (Michelle) Alford; great-grandchildren, Eli Alford, Caleb Alford and Seth Alford; daughter-in-law, Cynthia Alford. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

            Services were held at the Gardendale Funeral Home chapel with burial at Walker Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

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EVERETT LEE ALFORD, JR.

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 25 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Everett Lee Alford Jr., who retired from Keesler Air Force Base where he worked in the U.S. Civil Service, died Sunday [August 23; SSDI: August 15] at his home.

            Alford, 74, a native of Leakesville, Miss., was a longtime Mobile resident.

            He served for 10 years in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Survivors include three sons, David L. Alford, Richard Earl Alford and . Mark A. Alford, all of Mobile; two daughters, Barbara A. Deibelbis and Darlene Evans, both of Mobile; two brothers, Mayburn E. Alford of York, AL, and W.C. “Dutch” Alford of Mobile; 11 grandchildren: and eight great grandchildren.

            Visitation is to be today from noon to 2 p.m. at Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, with graveside services set for 3 p.m. at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Dec 1923 and died 15 Aug 1998, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Lee Holland Alford; and brother William Chester “Dutch” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandmother Frances Virginia Reed Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Everett Lee 1923 MS1, Everett Lee 1882 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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GAIL VALENTINE ALFORD RICHARDSON

 

Photo from Rainbow Memorial Park, Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the contributor/photographer, Tina Alford Cutright

 

SAND MOUNTAIN REPORTER

Albertville, Marshall Co., AL—Saturday, 30 July 2005

 

            Gail V. Richardson, 58, of Boaz, died Tuesday, July 26, 2005.

            Services were Friday, July 29, at Morgan Funeral Chapel with burial at Rainbow Memorial Park. The Rev. Carlton Moore officiated. Morgan Funeral Home directed.

            She was an avid animal lover and horse rider.

            Survivors include her mother, Hazel T. Valentine of Rainbow City; brother, Robert (Lee) Valentine of Jacksonville; daughter, Tina (Jack) Cutright of Lisbon, Ohio; son, Michael Alford of Pelham; two grandsons; and numerous other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her father, F.O. Valentine.

 

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Source unknown

Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—_____ July 2005

 

            Daughter of F.O. & Hazel (Terrell) Valentine; Brenda Gail graduated from Southside High School in 1964. She also received Court Clerk and Deputy Clerk status from the University of Alabama in the field of Law. She has two grown children, Tina Alford (Cutright) and Michael Alford, Jr., and two grandsons, Dustin & Dakota Cutright. She was loved by everyone she met. She loved all animals and took many in from all over, including the veterinary office in Guntersville where she worked for many years. She loved riding her horses, and caring for all animals. Gail was such a wonderful person. She will live on forever in the hearts and souls of all her friends, family, and Hacksaw (horse) and Zeke (dog).

 

Photo from Rainbow Memorial Park, Rainbow City, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the contributor/photographer, Tina Alford Cutright

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her first husband, William Michael Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE CLEM ALFORD

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—2 June 1942

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

CAMDEN, June 2—George C. Alford, 48, died Friday afternoon at his home in Camden. He had been in poor health for some months. Funeral was held at his home Saturday with the Rev. R.C. Kennedy and the Rev. Roak officiating. Burial followed in Camden Cemetery, with Mathews directing.

            Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Fails Alford; one son, Jack Alford, of Frisco City; two daughters; Mrs. Ed Jones and Betty Alford of Camden; his mother, Mrs. Lottie Alford, of Dixon Mills; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Sue Dalton, of Camden, and Mrs. Elizabeth Green, of Thomasville; two brothers, Lynch Alford of Montgomery, and Julius Alford, of Camden.

 

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Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, April Clinely

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Bell Fail Alford; his son George Fail Alford; and his mother, Charlotte Bell “Lottie” Lynch Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: George Clem 1894 AL1, George Luck 1875 AL2, William Thomas 1826 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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GEORGE FAIL “JACK” ALFORD, SR.

 

SELMA TIMES-JOURNAL

Selma, Dallas Co., AL—Thursday, 20 May 2004

 

            George Fail Alford, 90, of Camden, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004.

            Services are at 11 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Camden Baptist Church….

            Survivors include two sons, George Fail Alford Jr. (Ann) of Camden and John Robison Alford (Jane) of Clanton; two sisters, Margaret A. Jones and Betty A. Cassity both of Montgomery; ten children and 10 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Scott Alford and daughter, Mary Scott Barnes….

            Mr. Alford was as retired mail carrier and a combat veteran of World War II. He served in the 11th Armored Division and received the Purple Heart. He graduated from Troy State University where he lettered four years in football, playing on their first team in 1930. He served as president of the Student Government Association. After graduating from Troy, he taught and coached at Moore Academy in Pine Apple and also in Frisco City. He was a member of Camden Baptist Church where he taught the BYKOTA Sunday school class for over 50 years. He was a member of Dale Lodge No. 25, where he was a 50 year member and served as Worshipful Master for many years.

 

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Photo from Camden Cemetery, Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, April Clinely

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Apr 1914, last residence Camden, Wilcox Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, George Clem Alford and Carrie Bell Fail Alford, in this compilation.

            George Fail Alford is named “Jack Alford, of Frisco City” in his father’s obituary, and “Jack Alford of Camden” in his mother obituary. He is listed, age 5, with his parents, George and Carrie, and sister Margaret, age 3, on the 1920 census in Camden, Wilcox Co., AL. On the 1930 census, still in Camden, he is listed as Jack, age 16, with parents George C. and Carrie F. Alford, and sisters Margarette 12 and Bettie 5.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: George Fail 1914 AL1, George Clem 1894 AL2, George Luck 1875 AL3, William Thomas 1826 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

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GEORGE W. ALFORD

 

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BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Wednesday, 26 March 1941

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

DECATUR [Morgan Co.], ALA.—Final services for G.W. Alford, 58, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his home Monday [March 24] were conducted Wednesday at Bear Creek in Marion County, with burial there.

            Surviving are two sons, Eugene Alford, Decatur; Hosie Alford, Carter, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Srygley, Decatur, Miss Nora Alford, Atlanta, and Miss Vina Alford, Decatur.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Ella Alford, in this compilation.

            George W. Allford, age 60 born GA, is listed on the 1930 census in Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, with his wife Ella, 39 AL, and children Ernest E. 18 MS, Rosella W. 9 MS, and Nina 3-11/12 AL.

 

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GERALD WAYNE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Elmore Co., AL—_____ August 1965

 

            Alford—Gerald Wayne, 43, a lifelong resident of Elmore, died Sunday, August 22, 1965. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marion Cox Alford, Elmore; daughter, Barbara Sue Alford, Elmore; sisters, Mrs. B. R. Tatum (Louise), Elmore, and Mrs. J. W. Harrington (Nina), Montgomery.

            The funeral will be from White Chapel Tuesday, 10 a.m…. Burial will be in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Elmore, Alabama.

            Pallbearers will be Frank Beckfield, Edward McGlamery, Amos Wilson, W. L. Beale, Jack Simpson, and Virgil Storey. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the American Legion and the V.F.W.

 

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HELEN JOY ALFORD

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—24 February 2013

 

NORTHPORT—Helen Joy Alford, age 80, of Northport, died Feb. 22, 2013, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Ellington officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynch Alford Jr.; her sister, Mary Thuesen; and her brother.

            Survivors include her daughter, Margie Alford Mathews; her brother, Bill Beard (Montez); and her grandchildren, Ashley and Lucky Mathews.

            She owned Alford Sales with her husband Lynch for 32 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister, and will be greatly missed.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Open Door Family Church. Condolences may be sent at www.tuscaloosamemorial.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Lynch Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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HOMER WENDELL ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Birmingham News on 15 June 2011.]

 

Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel

Glendale, AL—_____ June 2011

 

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November 6, 1923 - June 13, 2011

 

            H. Wendell Alford went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2011 at the age of 87. He was a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church.

            H. Wendell is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Adileen Alford; son, Roger Alford (Jan) of Manor, TX; daughter, Dianne Shaw (Barry) of Vestavia Hills; 4 grandchildren: Wendy Bauer (Steve), Casey Obringer (Will), Mike Shaw (Shelley), and Tim Shaw (Tina); 5 great grandchildren: Steven, Joshua, Melodi, Canon, and Madeline; brother-in-law, Ted Gavin (Arlene); and sister-in-law, Ruth Alford.

            Visitation will be held on Friday, June 17, 2011 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at Hunter Street Baptist Church with graveside services following at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale, AL. Reverend Pat Buckner officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: His first name is from Oakwood Memorial Gardens.

 

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IDA HALLFORD DAVIS

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—Tuesday, 3 April 2001

 

TUSCALOOSA—Ida Hallford Davis, 80, 2609 Woodland Hills Dr., died March 31, 2001. A memorial service will be at Calvary Baptist Church Chapel today at 2 p.m. with Dr. Bruce Chesser officiating. Visitation will be at the church immediately following the service. Burial will be in Anderson National Cemetery in Andersonville, Ga., on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Miles Davis, Aug. 22, 2000.

            Survivors include her daughters, Wanda Davis Devereaux, Montgomery, Ala., and Donna Davis Hill, Atlanta, Ga.; brother, Pope Corbin Hallford Jr., Hendersonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Jennifer Devereaux Segers and husband, Timothy John Segers, Birmingham, Ala., and Jeffrey Charles Hill, Atlanta.

            Pallbearers in Tuscaloosa will be Jeffrey Hill, Steve Hill, Timothy Segers, Jerry Baxley, Doug Taylor and Buel Knight. In Andersonville they will be Jeffrey Hill, Steve Hill, Timothy Segers, Jerry Baxley, Doug Taylor and Steve Mann.

            Honorary pallbearers are Members of the Williams/Davis Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church, Former American Prisoners of War, Board Members, State of Alabama Board of Veterans Affairs, West Alabama Chapter, American Ex-Prisoners of War, staff of the Tuscaloosa Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Rev. Timothy Hoff, Marshall Fields, Archie Hitson and Dr. E.C. Brock.

            She was a member and teacher of Calvary Baptist Church, former commander, West Alabama Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War, and member of the Department of Alabama Ex-Prisoners of War.

            She was born in Toccoa, Ga. She was married for 55 years and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to countless people. She and her husband devoted the last years of their lives serving veterans and former prisoners of war nationwide in obtaining veterans’ benefits.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Stalag XVII-B American Prisoners of War: c/o Edward L. Allen, 6837 Chadbourne Drive, North Olmsted, Ohio 44070 or to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her brother Pope Corbin Hallford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Ida 1920 GA1, Pope Stephen 1892 GA2, John Howard 1855 GA3, Amos S. 1823 NC4, John Malachi [HALFORD] 1791 ?? 5.

 

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IRONE LEGG HALLFORD

 

SOUTHEAST SUN

Enterprise, Coffee Co., AL—Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

            Funeral services for Irone Legg Hallford, 87, of Enterprise were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at the chapel of Searcy Funeral Home....

            Burial followed in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Searcy Funeral Home directing.

            Mrs. Hallford died on Sunday, March 26, at Medical Center Enterprise.

            Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Gerald Hidle of Montgomery; son and daughter-in-law, Paul D. and Margaret Hallford of Enterprise; four grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

 

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J.B. “PETE” ALFORD

 

ATMORE ADVANCE

Atmore, Escambia Co., AL—Wednesday, 18 August 2004

 

            Mr. J.B. “Pete” Alford, 79, of Perdido [Baldwin Co.], died Saturday, August 14, 2004 at his residence.

            Mr. Alford was a retired carpenter.

            Surviving are his wife, Vera Pearl Jackson Alford, and many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home…. Burial followed in the Bryars-McGill cemetery in Perdido….The pallbearers were Archie Jackson, C.P. Hall, Timmy Jackson, Danny Jackson, Ronnie Jackson and Steve Dannley….

 

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MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 15 August 2004

 

            J.B. “Pete” Alford, a retired carpenter, died Saturday at a family home. He was 79.

            Alford was a native of Pensacola and a resident of Perdido.

            Survivors include his wife, Vera Pearl Jackson Alford of Perdido.

            The funeral is set for 2:30 p.m. today at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Atmore. Burial will be in Bryars-McGill Cemetery in Perdido.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Apr 1925, last residence Perdido, Baldwin Co., AL.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—31 January 2013

 

            James Alford of Daleville, AL, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Medical Center Enterprise. He was 92. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2013, at Daleville Baptist Church with Rev. Jud Waldrop and Dr. James Kilpatrick officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Daleville Memorial Gardens with Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

            The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 A.M. until service time. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

            Mr. Alford while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II participated in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Alford later retired from the U.S. Air Force. He served the U. S. Government for over 40 years.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Ernestine Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Alma Emily Alford; his children, Barbara Alford Wittner (Carl) Mobile, AL; Martha Alford Reynolds (David) Wake Forest, NC; Patricia Nell Alford, Wake Forest, NC; James Larry Alford (Ginger) Madison, AL; step-children, Pamela B. Jones, Daleville, AL; Ian MacLeod (Susan) Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be James Patrick Alford, Steven Reynolds, Mark Bond, Dr. Joseph Stewart, Sgt. Jerry Jones, Jason Jones and Lt. Commander Aaron Erickson.

            Special thanks to the staff of Kelly Place Assisted Living, Enterprise Health and Rehabilitation and Medical Center Enterprise for concern and wonderful care given to Mr. Alford. Searcy Funeral Home and Crematory, (334) 393-2273, is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to the family at www.searcyfuneralhome.com.

 

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JAMES A. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 4 October 2000

 

            Alford, James A., 78, formerly of Wichita, retired Boeing Wichita employee, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2000. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, University Baptist Church.

            Survivors: wife, Farris; sons, James of Wichita, Michael of Maudeville, La., Dennis of Houston; daughter, Renee Brooks of Athens, Ala.; brother, Lionel; sister, Juanita Goodwin both of Wichita; seven grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with University Baptist Church Music Fund. Spry Funeral Home, Huntsville, Ala.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Jan1922, last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Lionel Devon Alford and Juanita Alford Goodvin in Kansas Obituaries.

            James was the son of Columbus Franklin Alford and his second wife, Jennie Alethia Lee.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James A. 1922 LA1, Columbus Franklin 1878 LA2, William James 1841 AL3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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JAMES AUBREY ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE ADVOCATE

Greenville, Butler Co., AL—Wednesday, 2 January 2008

 

            James Aubrey Alford, age 93, a resident of Luverne, died on Friday, December 28, 2007.

            Graveside services were held at the Rutledge Cemetery, Rutledge, on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at 11 a.m. with … Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.

            The family received friends at the Floyd’s Residence, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007.

            Pallbearers were grandsons, Jim Thompson, Jeffrey Alford, Justin Hulsey, and friends Ed Beasley, William Baker, and Huriah Stroud.

            Mr. Alford was born on August 10, 1914, in Crenshaw County and with the exception from 1941 to 1945, he was a life-long resident of Luverne. He was predeceased in death by his wife of 48 years, Cleone Rhodes Alford, his brothers; Leroy Alford and Climmie C. Alford and his parents E.A. and Laura Ivey Alford. He is survived by his three children, Dr. Pat A. (Earl) Floyd-Dees of Luverne, James W. (Ruby) Alford of Headland, and Dr. Jean A. Thompson of Greenville.

            He is also survived by four grandchildren, James S. (Nancy) Thompson of Woodstock, Ga., Vickie Alford (Justin) Hulsey of Carrollton, Ga. Courtney Floyd (Matt) Zinke of Shalimar, Fla., and Jeffrey W. (Chasity) Alford of Headland.

            He has seven great-grandchildren; Taylor Michelle Thompson and Amanda Claire Thompson of Woodstock, Ga., Zachary Alford Zinke, Matthew Colton Zinke, David Reed Zinke of Shalimar, Fla., Jacob Landon Hulsey and Jalynn Hulsey of Carrollton, Ga.

            In addition, he is survived by an Aunt Edna Alford Bray of Hendersonville, Tenn., a nephew, Charles (Fran) Alford and his second wife Madeline C. Alford of Luverne.

            Mr. Alford served as Crenshaw County Commissioner of Districts Three and Five for a total of 22 years, was a cattle farmer and businessman for 55 years. He was a member of the Methodist church for 81 years; during this time he served in every position, including song leader and chair of the board of trustees, for a lay person; he was a member of the Crenshaw County Shrine Club for 61 years serving as president for two terms and was co-founder of the Shriner’s Peanut Boil to raise funds for the Shrine Club’s Cripple Children’s Program. Since 1942 he was a member of the Crenshaw County Cattleman’s Association and served as president for two terms; he also served as a director of the Luverne Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Crenshaw County Hog Producers Association.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rutledge Cemetery, c/o Joe Flynn, Rutledge, AL, 36071, the Crenshaw County Shrine Club, c/o Charles Forey, 328 Davis Road, Brantley, AL, 36009 or the Luverne Health & Rehabilitation Center, 142 West Third Street, Luverne, AL, 36049.

            Personal thanks to the staff at the Luverne Health & Rehabilitation Center and Lighthouse Hospice of Alabama for their loving care and to Dr. Pat and Sandy Walker for their many years of health care for Mr. Alford.

            Online condolences may be made at www.dunklinanddaniels.com.

 

Photo from Rutledge Cemetery, Rutledge, Crenshaw Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aubrey Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Luverne, Crenshaw Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Aubrey 1914 AL1, Earkul A. 1885 AL2, James Wylie 1859 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Saturday, 18 November 2006

 

            James Dwayne Alford, a native of Thomasville and a resident of Coffeeville, died Thursday at a Birmingham hospital. He was 47.

            Alford, who worked as a carpenter, was a member of Grove Hill Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruthie Wynn Alford of Coffeeville; two children, Josh Alford of Chatom and April Aiken of Magnolia, Ala.; his father, James Alford, and his mother, Ann Alford, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Vicky Dumas of Grove Hill and Cindy Hudson of Thomasville; and five grandchildren.

            Visitation is set for 6:30 to 8 tonight at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, where the service is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville.

 

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JAMES HAROLD HALFORD, JR.

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 17 September 2006

 

            Mr. James (Jamey) Harold Halford, II age 50 of Gum Tree Lane passed away suddenly Thursday night September 14, 2006 at his residence. He was a native and life long resident of Brewton, Alabama. Mr. Halford was a member of Brewton First United Methodist Church, member of Escambia County Bar Association, and an Attorney.

            Survivors: Mother - Linda Patterson Halford of Brewton, Alabama; Wife - Ginger Goolsby Halford of Brewton, Alabama; (1) Son - James (Cherish) Halford, III of Montgomery, Alabama; (2) Daughters - Kristine (Jason) Lowery of Brewton, Alabama, April Jordan of Brewton, Alabama; (3) Sisters - Pam (Sammy) Weaver of Brewton, Alabama, Paula (Burt) Gonzalez of Spanish Fort, Alabama, Belinda Harlow of Alabaster, Alabama; (2) Grandchildren - Caleb Lowery, Thomas Lowery; (6) Nieces & Nephews - Leslie (Ed) Williamson, Elizabeth (Ethan) Watson, Melanie (Wiggs) Harlow, Abby Harlow, Marie (Michael) Gonzalez, Numerous other relatives.

            Preceded in death by Father - James Harold Halford, Sr.

            Visitation will be held Sunday night September 17, 2006 from 5 until 7:00 P.M. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Brewton, Alabama.... Funeral Services are scheduled for Monday afternoon September 18, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Brewton First United Methodist Church.... Interment will follow in Fort Crawford Cemetery East Brewton, Alabama....

 

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JAMES HOLLIS ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Sunday, 30 April 1967

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            James Hollis Alford, 44, 1403 16th Ave. SE, died Saturday morning at a local hospital. His body will be taken to Brummitt Funeral Home in Trezevant, Tenn., today where funeral services will be held.

            Survivors include the widow Mrs. Francis Marilyn Alford, Decatur; his mother, Mrs. Vera Alford, Huntington, Ala; four brothers, Deail Alford, Byersburg [sic—Dyersburg?], Tenn, Sheril Alford, Billy Alford and Ervin Alford, of Coseburg, Ore [sic—probably Roseburg]; two sisters, Mrs. Imogene Stephens and Mrs. Laverne Goodridge, both of Coseburg, Ore.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            AL Deaths lists James Hollis Alford, died 29 Apr 1967 in Decatur, Morgan Co., AL, son of Henry Lee Alford and Vera Lawrence.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Elkanah Andrew Alford, 1844 TN - 1918 TN.

            His lineage: James Hollis 1923 TN1, Henry Lee 1878 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3.

 

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JAMES M. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 8 May 2013

 

            James M. Alford, Jr., 43, of Montgomery, AL, passed away 5/3/13 at 10:30AM in Jackson Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother, Florence H. Alford and grandparents.

            He is survived by his father, James M. Alford, Sr. (Madelyn); two step-sisters; one step-brother; many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends.

            James Jr. loved the Alabama Crimson Tide and the San Francisco 49ers. He was laid to rest in a private graveside service in Salem Cemetery in Highland Home, AL on 5/7/13 at 3:00 p.m.

            A Memorial Service will be held 5/25/13 at 11AM at First Pentecostal Church in Prattville, Al, 879 Washington Ferry Rd., officiated by Rev. S. Meeks and Rev. M. Ewell.

 

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JAMES MICHAEL ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 19 September 2006

 

            Alford, James Michael “Mike”, age 53, of Oak Grove, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2006.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Voncille Alford.

            Survivors include wife, Robin Alford of Oak Grove; sons, Kevin Scott Alford of Oak Grove, Jeffery William (Laura) of Hueytown; father, James Cecil Alford of Rock Creek; brothers, Rickey W. Alford (Yvonne) of Rock Creek, Tim Alford (Vicki) of Oak Grove; sisters, Wanda Shirley (Billy Joe) of Rock Creek, Barbara Champion (James) of Concord, Susan Hall (Jeff) of Oak Grove.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Peoples Chapel Funeral Home on Brooklane Drive. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Rock Creek Church of God Cemetery....

            He was employed by Engel Realty Company. He was a member of the Bessemer C.B. Club. Peoples Chapel Funeral Home directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Ruby Voncille Taylor Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES RUSSELL ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Saturday, 25 December 2004

 

            Mr. James Russell Alford traded his earthly life for his eternal life on Friday, December 24, 2004. He left behind a legacy of gentleness and peace which began when he accepted The Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at the age of fourteen. He lived his life as a Godly example to everyone, serving God, his church, his family and others. He retired in 2002 from Teledyne Continental Motors after 34 years.

            He was preceded in death by his father Stokes Alford and mother Gladys Alford. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years Annette Weaver Alford, son Stanley (Kathy) Alford, three daughters April (Stephen) Griffin, Camilla (Micheal) Riley, Jennifer (David) Phillips. Thirteen grandchildren Autumn (Albert) Cho, Matthew Griffin, Daniel Griffin, Rebekah Griffin, Katie (Jake) Peavy, Adam Alford, Kellie (Joe) Skinner, Michael Riley, Jr., Reagan Riley, James Riley, Ben Riley, John David Phillips and Kristen Phillips. Three great-grandchildren, Jacob Peavy, Wyatt Peavy, Joseph Skinner. Three brothers, Ed Alford, Richard Alford, Johnny Wayne Alford. Four sisters, Inez Hewitt, Myrtle Cole, Blanche Cole and Mildred Blocker. Nieces, nephews, other relatives.

            Visitation will be held on Sunday evening from 6 to 8 pm from Moffett Road Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 27, 2004 at 1:00pm from Damascus Assembly of God Church in Brewton, AL…. Interment will be in Damascus Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, Alabama 36606.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his sister Myrtle Alford Cole in this compilation.

 

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MRS. J.C. ALFORD

 

ALABAMA CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE

2 April 1897

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

The following resolutions were passed by the Fitzpatrick Auxiliary Woman’s Missionary Society on the death of Mrs. J.C. Alford, corresponding secretary of our society, who, by the dispensation of an Allwise Providence was called from this world to her bright Heavenly home on February 19th, 1897. Be it resolved.

 

1. That in the death of our sister this society has lost a true and faithful member, whose place will be difficult to fill, in consequence of her deep piety.

 

2. That we cherish her memory as one in an eminent degree entitled to the love, esteem and affectionate regard of all; that we endeavor like her to always exercise that true abiding faith that bore her so triumphantly through the dark valley to the beautiful beyond; that we strive to emulate her Christian character, so unobtrusive, yet so beautiful and consistent.

 

3. That the members of this society do most sincerely sympathize with the bereaved family in the loss of wife, daughter and sister, whose spirit has been caught away from earth in life’s fair glorious morning. When we think of the desolation her death has wrought, we fain would murmur, but “God’s ways are not our ways; His thoughts are not our thoughts, and recognizing this potent factor, most humbly bow to the divine will.

 

4. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Alabama Christian Advocate for publication, and to the family of the deceased; that a page of the minutes whereon they are copied be dedicated “in memoriam” to our departed sister.

 

Mrs. W.H. Carmichael, Mrs. H.P. Hufman, Mrs. E.D. Grimes. Committee

 

AAFA NOTES: This is probably Mary Emma (Williams) Alford who we show was born 1867 and died in 1897 (not day or month). She was the wife of Julius Caesar Alford, 1855-1942, who was the son of Levin Ellis and Charlotte (Derrick) Alford. Julius and Mary Emma were married Dec 13 1893 and they had a son named Julius Caesar Alford born February 13 1897 so Mary Emma must have died from complications at childbirth. Young Julius lived to be only 19. [Dave Price shows the older Julius C. was James C.] These folks are from the family of William and Mary Ellis Alford (WIL787NC) branch of the family.

 

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JANIE ROBINSON ALFORD

Grandmother of Robert Lonzo Culver, Jr., AAFA #0780

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Monday, 11 February 1952

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Alford, 77, Hartselle 1, will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church.

            Rev. Frank Smith will conduct the rites and interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery, Peck directing.

            Mrs. Alford died yesterday at 8:34 a.m. at her residence.

            She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Harris, Hartselle 1; Mrs. Mary E. Harris, Makomis, Illinois; and Mrs. Robert Culver, Adamsville [Jefferson Co., AL]; two brothers James H. Robinson, Falkville; and Elmer Robinson, Falkville; one sister, Mrs. Laura Simpson, Tifton, Georgia; 10 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be John D. Robinson, Fred Robinson, Thomas Robinson, Ralph Shaw, Harris Dobbs, and Robert Culver, Jr.

 

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Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Hartselle, Morgan Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Barbara Parks - barohde8584@yahoo.com – emailed 7/4/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Alfred L. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEANETTE REEVES ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 4 September 2007

 

            Alford, Mrs. Jeanette Reeves, age 86, of Alabaster, formerly of Lineville, passed away Monday, September 3, 2007. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 1:00 P.M. at the Lineville City Cemetery.... Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanette R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Aug 1921, last residence Maylene, Shelby Co., AL

 

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JERRY ARNOLD ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel

Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Gadsden, AL—_____ February 2007

 

September 6, 1933 – February 2, 2007

 

            Graveside service for Jerry A. Alford, 73, of Gadsden, who passed February 2, 2007, will be Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:30 at Crestwood Cemetery. Norman Flynn will officiate.

            Collier Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services will direct.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Gadsden, he attended the Rainbow Church of Christ. He was retired as the Parks and Recreation Director with the City of Gadsden.

            Jerry was a die hard Auburn fan.

            Jerry is survived by his wife; Joyce G. Alford, son and daughter-in-law: Craig G. and Sherre Pitman, grandchildren: Dabney Pitman Shapiro, Elizabeth G. Pitman. Mary-Chris Pitman, Caroline G. Pitman, sister and brother-in-law; Barbara and Eugene Mitchell, brother-in-law: Glenn Thompson, nemerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Michael Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Alan Gentry, Mark Gentry, Brian Thompson, and William Leach.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rainbow Church of Christ 2201 Rainbow Dr. Gadsden, AL 35901 and The American Heart Association (Etowah County Chapter)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Joyce Gentry Pitman Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 25 August 2002

 

            Graveside services for Jettie Ruth Alford, 73, of Daviston [Tallapoosa Co.] will be today at 2 p.m. at Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemeter…. The family will receive friends until service time at Benefield Funeral Home of Lineville.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday at Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Birmingham.

            Survivors include a sister, Dorothy Hunter of Daviston; a brother, Joe Ray of Alexander City; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Clay County. She was retired from Russell Manufacturing Co. and was employed with Southland Manufacturing Co. She was a member of Lineville Church of Christ.

 

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JILL ADRIEN YARBROUGH-ALFORD

 

Kilgroe Funeral Home

Leeds, AL—_____ January 2011

 

Yarbrough Alford

 

            On January 20, 2011 Jill Adrien Yarbrough-Alford left this life to be with her God.

            Jill was born on 5/30/77 and lived her younger years in the Huffman area of Birmingham where she graduated from Cathedral of the Cross High School. She continued her life living in and around the Birmingham area and in the Tampa, FL area where she was in school studying Social Work at the University of South Florida.

            Jill lived her life to the fullest and with courage despite a handicap that was with her from birth. She was a “people” person who never met a stranger and loved to sing when and wherever she got the chance. Independent to a fault, she would hardly ever ask for help unless it was an absolute impossibility for her, even as far as bearing two beautiful baby boys through high risk pregnancies. She was a constant source of pride to her family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her grandparents, J.T. and Peggy Driskill and James M. and Mildred Fulton Yarbrough.

            She leaves behind her truly loving husband, Terry, her precious boys, Noah (5), and Patrick (11 mos) and step-daughter, Zoe Alford (10); her parents, Terry Yarbrough (Janie) and Janet D. Yarbrough, and her sister, Erin Lane Yarbrough. Other survivors include many nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as numerous devoted friends.

            A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Kilgroe Funeral Home - Leeds Chapel.

            Visit online at www.kilgroefuneralhome.com. Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.

 

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JOANN CARLISLE ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—5 January 2000

 

LANETT—Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Joann Carlisle Alford of Lanett, who died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her residence.

            Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home in LaFayette is handling arrangements.

 

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VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—7 January 2000

 

LANETT—Mrs. Joanne Alford, 55, of Lanett died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at her residence.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cusseta.... Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Lanett.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Hervey Alford of Lanett; three daughters, Angela Alford and Veronica Alford, both of Lanett and Sharon (Rev. Anthony) Lewis of Auburn; her step-children, the Rev. Denson (Janice) Alford, the Rev. Venson (Donnis) Alford, Renay (Michael) Taylor, all of Atlanta, Ga., Dernorise (Bobby) Washington of Mobile and Gloria Jean Finley of Lanett; five sisters, Mary L. Wright of West Point, Thelma (William) Harrison and Virginia Bradshaw, both of Roanoke, Bobby J. Langston and Olivia Wright, both of Decatur, Ga.; her mother-in-law, Lelia M. Alford of Lanett; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

            Born May 2, 1944, in Chambers County, Ala., Mrs. Alford was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Cusseta, where she served as the youth choir director and was active in the evangelistic and senior choirs. She was an employee of WestPoint Stevens for over 20 years....

 

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JOYCE GENTRY PITMAN ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—30 January 2013

 

            Mrs. Joyce Pitman Alford, 81, of Gadsden, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime resident and native of Gadsden where she was active in the community. She was a member of Rainbow Church of Christ and was a professional realtor. Her first husband, Sam Pitman, built the Pitman Theatre. Her second husband, Jerry Alford, was the director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Gadsden. She was an avid Auburn Fan.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Samuel “Sam” Pitman, Jr. and Jerry Arnold Alford; son, Charles Kimbrough “Kim” Pitman; parents, Agnes Gentry and T.O. Gentry; and brother, Tim A. Gentry.

            Survivors include her son, Craig Gentry Pitman (Sherre Waters Pitman); daughter-in-law, Noel Haucke Pitman; grandchildren, Dabney Pitman, Elizabeth Pitman McGraw (Michael), Mary-Chris Pitman, and Caroline Pitman; great granddaughter, Lillian McGraw; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to extend thanks to the 8th floor nurses and staff at Gadsden Regional Medical Center and Dr. Steve Sanders.

            The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at Collier-Butler Funeral Home with a graveside service at 4:00p.m. at Crestwood Cemetery. Rev. Craig Pitman, son, will officiate. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Big Oak Boys’ Ranch, 250 Jake Mintz Road, Gadsden, AL, 35903 or A New Leash on Life (a no kill animal shelter), P.O. Box 221, Brownsboro, AL, 35741.

            Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services of Gadsden will be directing.
Condolences for the family may be given at www.collier-butler.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Jerry Arnold Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOEY LYN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 

            Joey Alford, 43, Wellington, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. He was the owner of Alford’s Welding.

            Arrangements to be announced by Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

 

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Collier-Butler Funeral Home

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 

 

            Chapel funeral service honoring the life of Joey Lyn Alford, 43, of Wellington, will be 12:30 Monday, December 27, 2010 at Collier-Butler Funeral Home. Pastor and life-long friend, Darrin Post will officiate with burial to follow at Williams-Southside Memorial Park with Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing.

            Joey graduated from Glencoe High School. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Cove Creek Baptist Church. While serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corp, he served as Layman for his platoon. He owned and operated Alford’s Welding Shop for the past 22 years. He was known for his talent with welding, working with wrought iron, and fabrication. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Tammy Watson Alford; nephew, Josh Templeton; father, Jeffrey Ladell Alford, Sr.; brother, Jeffrey Ladell Alford, Jr.; and grandparents, Flora and Bob Hood and Hazel and Horace Alford.

            Cherishing Joey’s memory will be his mother, Shirley Alford Hill; brother, Jason Lee Alford; 2 daughters, Jessica Malynn Alford and Jamie Leigh Alford; mother and father-in-law, Gerald and Linda Gay Watson; grandmother-in-law, Clara Hill; step-brother, Brian Bush; step-sisters, Jennifer and Thomas Russell, Alex Russell, Vickie and Brian McCollum and 2 girls; sisters-in-law, Teresa and Perry Barnett, Terri and Jed McCallie; nieces and nephews, Tiffany and Todd Goggins, Coti and Chandler Herman, Jordan and Jody Alford, Brian and Blake Sims; aunts, Teresa Sheffield and Wanda Sims; great-aunt Lucille Sims; and special friends, Mr. & Mrs. Jemison and Mr. & Mrs. Pinson.

            Pallbearers will be Tab Word, Brian Bush, Michael Mitchell, Keith Mitchell, Anthony Pinson, Jimmy Benson, Brett Ray, and David Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bone and Michael Todd Eubanks.

            The family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorials be made to the trust fund for his daughters at Regions Bank.

            The family will be accepting friends at Collier-Butler Funeral Home from 5 until 7 PM on Sunday.

 

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JOHN ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—5 March 2004

 

            Alford, John, age 71, of Birmingham, died February 26, 2004. Survivors include sisters, Hattie Mae Hall and Gerline Jones; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Mullins Funeral Service, Woodlawn Chapel, with burial in Canaan Cemetery. Mullins, Woodlawn Chapel directing.

 

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JOHNNY B. ALFRED

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 27 April 2010

 

            Mr. Johnny B. Alfred “Alpine”—A native of Clarke County and a resident of Mobile from 1974 until his departure on April 22, 2010. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, nephew, Darrell Walker; niece, Chicora Alfred.

            He leaves his cherished memories to his surviving family, a loving and devoted mother, Ms. Viola Alfred; a loving and devoted friend, Ms. Tara Seals; grandmother, Mrs. Mattie Jackson; daughters, Johnysha, Kenyetta, Cheyenne; one granddaughter, Ah’anya; siblings, Larry (Shelisa), Alfred, Willie (Dantai) Evans, Alfonso Irby, Levi McConnell, Michael (Pam) Jackson, Annie Kinyetta Alfred, Lolitha Evans, uncles, Mr. Robert (Liz) McConnell, all of Mobile; Mr. Willard (Esther) McConnell of Warrensburg, MO; aunts, Ms. Carylon Baker, Mrs. Cora (Fred) McNeal, all of Mobile; host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, three devoted, Thaddous Johnson, Joe Evans and Kenneth Martin.

            Visitation will be from 9am until the 11am funeral hour at Cedar Park Missionary Baptist Church, 1509 Cedar Park Dr, Mobile. Rev. Darius Evans officiating minister. Interment will follow in Whispering Pines Cemetery, Whistler, AL. Services entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home.

 

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JOYCE GAIL ALFORD LOGAN

 

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Photo and birth data from Gassett Funeral Home

 

Born: October 14, 1945

Place of Birth: Prescott, Arkansas

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 31 May 2009

 

            Logan, Mrs. Joyce Gail, 63, a resident of Wetumpka, AL, was called home to be with her Maker on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, after a long, hard fight (37 years). She will be sorely missed by family, friends and her church family. Mrs. Gail was an inspiration to all she met, regardless of her challenges. She is now home.

            She is survived by her husband, William R. Logan; her parents, Vivian Alford and John Alford; children, Paula Gail (John) Susen, and Rachel A. Logan-York; grandchildren, Vonny Logan-Nguyen, Leah Anne Flood, Amity A. York, Jackie Marie Hagen, and Gabriel M. Logan. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Baptist Church, Rifle Range Road, followed by a Celebration of Life service there at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Hope Arkansas at a later date. Online Guest Book available at www.gassettfuneralhome.net.

 

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JUDSON GENE ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Sunday, 25 March 2001

 

            Graveside services for Judson Gene Alford, 36, of Centre will be today at 3 p.m. at Cherokee Memory Gardens with … Perry Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Friday evening at Cherokee Baptist Medical Center.

            Survivors include his parents, Ray and Mary Alford of Centre; a brother, David Alford of Centre; two sisters, Teresa Shew of Attalla and Sharon Matthews of Centre; beloved pets, Rufus and Bit.

            Pallbearers will be David Alford, Dale Shew, Kelly Matthews, Ronnie Guffey, Harvey Thompson, Robert Long, Joe Bridges, Danny Chestnut, Jimmie Tillery and Timmy Jennings.

            Mr. Alford was born in Etowah County and worked as a truck driver. He was a Baptist.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Alma Alford; and Thomas and Claudia Thompson.

 

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JULIA E. FULLER ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 5 August 1939

 

SELMA, Ala., Aug. 2—The funeral for Mrs. Walter R. Alford, Sr., 76 of Camden, who died Tuesday [August 1] night in a Selma hospital, where she had been ill for five days, was held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Camden. Dr. E.W. Roark and the Rev. Trotter officiated jointly and burial was in Canton Bend Cemetery with Breslin-Service in charge. She was a lifelong resident of Wilcox County and widely known.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Walter Ross Alford Sr; and her son Walter Ross Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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JULIA ETT WATTS ALFORD

 

RANDOLPH LEADER

Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL—Tuesday, 11 May 2010

 

NEW SITE [Tallapoosa Co.]—The funeral for Julia Watts Alford, 76, of New Site will be Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home with Randy Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday, May 9, at Chapman Healthcare Center.

She was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Tallapoosa County to David Watts and Beulah Jones Watts. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and owned and operated Alford’s Grocery and the All Day Special in Cowpens and Perryville. Mrs. Alford was a member of Mountain Community Club and was a volunteer for Tallapoosa Christian Crisis Center. She loved gardening, quilting and helping others. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids and was a good cook.

            She is survived by her daughter, Crystal Mulkey and wife Bobby of New Site; son, Chris Alford and wife Sandra of New Site; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Shirley Railey of Wadley, Carolyn Bonner of New Site and Nelda Watts of the Mountain Community.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William Virgil Alford; son, William Richard Alford; sister, Jean Kinman; and brother, Marion Watts.

            Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com.

            Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City.

 

Photo from Bethel Cemetery, Bluff Springs, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Edith Blankenship - edithcb@charter.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Julie E. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Daviston, Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            Her middle name is from her memorial at Find A Grave.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Virgil 1931 AL1, Almon Christopher 1880 AL2, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL3, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA4, Julius Charles 1805 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KATHLEEN KING ALLFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Saturday, 14 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Kathleen King Allford, 79, of Huntsville died Friday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Monday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Decatur....

            Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home of Decatur directing.

            Mrs. Allford was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Huntsville.

            Survivors include one daughter, Loretta S. Prince of Huntland, Tenn.; one son, Ernie E. Allford of Lacey’s Spring; one sister, Dorothy Byrne of Connecticut; and three grandchildren.

 

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LAURA E. “TENA” ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 17 February 2012

 

            Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Crestwood Chapel for Laura E. “Tena” Alford, 91, Gadsden, who died Feb. 15, 2012. The Rev. Tommy Alford will officiate. Burial will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct service.

            Mrs. Alford and her husband, Tom Alford, operated Dairy King on East Broad Street and Big Chief Restaurant in Glencoe for over 25 years. She was a faithful member of East Gadsden Baptist Church, where she loved singing in the choir. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Alford Sr.; granddaughter, Emma Catherine Wallace; parents, George W. and Velvie Malone; mother and father-in-law, Fred and Lula Alford; and several brothers and sisters.

            She is survived by her children, Melanie (Bob) Knappenberger, Cheyenne, Wyo., Judy (Jim) Brookes, Hokes Bluff, Cecilia (Bob) Belvin, Wimberley, Texas, Thomas L. Alford Jr., Cheyenne, Wyo.; Froncine (Tony) Wallace, Gadsden, and Paul (Jean) Alford; grandchildren, Heather Knappenberger, Lori, Mary and Jill Brookes, Lew and Grayson Belvin, Thomas, Tabitha, Melody, Rachel and Lindy Alford, Amanda, Alex, Laura, Michael, Spencer and Chloe Wallace; great-grandchildren, Jackson Fetscoe, Olivia and Gus Alford, and Caleb and Ryzen Wallace; sister, Violet Oliver; and several nieces and nephews.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            Special thanks to Dr. Jason Ayers and the staff of Southside Medical Clinic, Alan Hudson and East Gadsden Baptist Adult Choir.

            The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of service.

 

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LAVON A. ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 31 October 2000

 

            Mr. Lavon A. Alford: A native of Brewton, AL and a life long resident of Mobile County died on Saturday, October 28, 2000.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by, his daughter, Pamela Kay Alford; father, Dewey Alford; sister, Shirley Alford ; son-in-law, Randy K. Hutto.

            He is survived by his wife, Doris Alford of Daphne , AL; daughter, Debbie Hutto of Daphne, AL; son, Michael Lavon (Faye) Alford of Franklin, NC; mother, Olene Alford of Chickasaw, AL; three sisters, Bernadine (Grady) Marlow of Orange Beach, AL, Delores (Charles) Sandifer of Satsuma, AL, Patricia (Roy) Amos of Foley, AL; brother, Daniel (Pat) Alford, SR. of Saraland, AL; five grandchildren, Bo Hutto, Steven Hutto, Brittney Hutto, Megan Alford and Lauren Alford; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 1, 2000 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens…. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, AL 36571.

 

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Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “mop”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Doris L. Alford; and mother, Olene Smith Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LEE ALFORD, JR.

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—6 December 2010

 

            Alford, Lee Jr. departed this life December 2, 2010. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at United Apostolic Church of God, 3125 Wesley Avenue S.W., with burial in Elmwood Cemetery. Smith & Gaston Southside directing.

 

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LELIA MAE ROBINSON ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—6 February 2009

 

LANETT—Mrs. Lelia Mae Robinson Alford, 92, of Lanett died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at her residence.

            Funeral services are planned for Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. EST at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Cusseta with the Rev. Arthur Thomas officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sons, Hervey Gene Alford and Willie Joe (Patsy) Alford, both of Lanett, and Tommie Alford of Opelika; two daughters, Ida Joe Alvis and Odena.... [article cut off]

 

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VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—3 February 2009

 

LANETT—Funeral arrangements are pending for Ms. Lelia Mae Alford of Lanett, who died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 at her residence.

            Foreman Funeral Home of Valley is handling arrangements.

 

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LENNIE CECIL ALFORD

 

THE INDEPENDENT

Robertsdale, Baldwin Co., AL—20 May 2004

 

            Lennie Cecil Alford, 90, of Foley, died Sunday, May 9, 2004 at Mercy Medical Center.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Carolyn (Earl) Halslip, Foley; one brother, Eddie Alford, Samson; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two great, great grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Doshie J. Alford.

            Funeral services were held Thursday, May 13, at 11 a.m. at Bayview Funeral Home in Foley with the Rev. Billy Nale officiating. Interment followed in Pine Rest Memorial Park.

            Arrangements were by Bayview Funeral Home in Foley.

 

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Photo from Pine Rest Cemetery, Foley,Baldwin Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Marlene Tyler - martea36535@yahoo.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lennie C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 23 Apr 1914, last residence Foley, Baldwin Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Doshie Jennings Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lennie Cecil Alford 1914 AL1; Edward Gillespie 1878 AL2; Richard Reddin 1843 AL3; Henry Miles 1815 SC4; Job 1763 NC5; Julius 717 VA6; James 1687 VA7; John 1645 VA8.

 

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LEOLA DAWKINS ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE

Jasper, Walker Co., AL—27 December 2000

 

            Leola Dawkins Alford Williams, 91, of Carbon Hill, died Saturday, December 23, 2000, at her residence.

            Funeral services ere held on Saturday, December 30, 200 at the First Baptist Church with burial following at the Carbon Hill Memorial Gardens.

            One son, Willie Alford of Indianapolis, Indiana; one daughter, Rosanna Burgess of Carbon Hill; ten grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren survive Ms. Williams.

 

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LINNIE RICHEY ALFORD

 

CHEROKEE COUNTY HERALD

Centre, Cherokee Co., AL—9 May 2005

 

            Mrs. Linnie Richey Alford, 95, of Sand Rock, passed away Thursday, May 6, in Collinsville Health Care Center. Perry Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Alford is survived by a daughter, Mary Ruth (Claude) Hawthorne of East Ridge, Tenn.; a son, Billy (Faye) Kidd of Piedmont, nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, nine great, great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

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LIZZIE ALFORD COLLEY

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—26 July 1999

 

            Services for Lizzie Alford Colley, 94, of Alexander City, were held at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Clay County. Burial was at Bethany Cemetery.

            Survivors include three daughters, Lindbergh McDaniel, Marcelle Smith, and Rachel Gibson; two sons, Thurber Colley and Gerald Hugh Colley; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Doyle Alford of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

            Mrs. Colley, also called “Miss Lizzie” or “Aunt Lizzie,” was a native of Clay County and a daughter of William L. and Elizabeth Hodnett Alford. Her husband, J.C. Colley, a daughter, two granddaughters, four brothers, and four sisters, preceded her in death.

 

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LODWICK HERRIN ALFORD, SR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 9 April 1919

 

FUNERAL MONDAY OF LODWICK H. ALFORD

PROMINENT ENGINEER OF ATLANTIC COAST LINE BURIED IN OAKWOOD

 

            Funeral services for Lodwick H. Alford were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Cora Coo, 450 Goode street. Rev. Mr. McLeod of the Perry Street Methodist church officiating.

            The Woodmen of the World and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, of which Mr. Alford was a member, conducted services at the grave.

            Mr. Alford had been a resident of this city for many years and his death was learned with profound sorrow. He was prominent in railroad circles and for many years was an engineer on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad.

            Many friends assembled at the home Tuesday and offered condolence to the family. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Mattie Bell Alford Booth and William Ansley Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL1, Julius Caesar 1799 GA2, Lodwick 1775 NC3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LORINE CUMMINGS ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM POST-HERALD

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Monday, 9 April 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Funeral for Mrs. Lorine Cummings Alford, 85, Birmingham, who died Thursday, will be 11 a.m. today, Ridout’s Roebuck Chapel, burial Forest Hill Cemetery. Member Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Charles A. Alford, Jr., Birmingham; brother, James Lewis Cummings, California.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorine C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Sept 1904 and died 5 Apr 1990, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son Charles Aaron Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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LOUANA JANE ALFORD

Grandmother of Arthur Lee Dees, Jr., AAFA #0770

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—16 September 1953

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            The funeral for Mrs. Louana Jane Alford who died Monday was held from White Chapel today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clyde Kinniard officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers were J.W. Turnipseed, Curtis Murphy, Marris Dees, Lucian Dees, James Dees and George Jester.

 

AAFA NOTES; Louann Jane Mitchell, born September 1867, was the wife of Judge Hilliard Alford. He was born April 7, 1866 and they married January 10, 1886 in Montgomery County, AL. Judge died October 11, 1950.

 

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LOUISE R. LOGAN RUSSELL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 23 December 2005

 

            Louise R. Alford, 90, retired store owner, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at Enterprise Medical Center in Enterprise [Coffee Co.], Alabama. Visitation is 6–8 p.m. today at Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon [Noxubee Co., MS]. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Mashulavile Baptist Church in Macon with burial in Mashulavile Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford was born June 22, 1915, to the late Clyde and Jessie Scott Logan.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mitzi Ferguson and husband, Norm of Enterprise, Ala., Olevia Lear and husband, Fred of Wilmington, N.C., and Lamenda McLemore and husband Barry of Torry; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Alford; son, Thomas C. Alford; and daughter, Camile Cheatham.

 

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CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER

Ackerman, Choctaw Co., MS—Wednesday, 21 December 2005

 

      Funeral services for Mrs. Louise R. Alford, 90, were held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 24, 2005, at Mashulaville Baptist Church in Macon. Rev. David Watson officiated. Burial followed in Mashulaville Cemetery.

            A native of Franklin, IN, Mrs. Alford was a retired store owner who lived most of her life in the Mashulaville Community before moving to Enterprise, AL, fifteen years ago. She and her husband Chang Russell owned and operated C.P. Russell and Company in Mashulaville. After his death, she married George Alford, and they operated the business known as Alford Mercantile for many years. She was also a very active member of Mashulaville Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at the Medical Center of Enterprise, AL.

            Survivors include her three daughters, Mitzi Ferguson of Enterprise, AL, Olevia Lear of Wilmington, NC, and Lamenda McLemore of Terry, MS; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

            Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 June 1915, last residence Enterprise, Coffee Co., AL.

 

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LUCILLE HOLMES ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Friday, 14 December 2007

 

Dec. 10, 1922–Dec. 13, 2007

 

            Lucille H. Alford, 85, of Huntsville passed away Thursday. She was a charter member of Hillsboro Heights Baptist Church. She worked in the shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., during World War II. She had a huge sense of humor and loved life.

            Survivors include son, Don Alford and wife, Lita, of Gurley; daughter, Carol Kerns and husband, Dale, of Nebraska; grandchildren, Don Bogue and wife, Nicole, of Rome, Ga., and Ben Kerns and Sydnee Rose Kerns of Nebraska; great-granddaughter, Isabella Bogue of Rome; and brother, Bubba Holmes of Texas.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillsboro Heights Baptist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Dec 1922, last residence Gurley, Madison Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ben Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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LUCIOUS “PETE” ALFORD

 

MOBILE PRESS

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—21 April 1948

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mr. Lucious (Pete) Alford—Native of Citronelle, Ala., and a resident of Mobile for the past 35 years, died Tuesday morning, April 20, 1948, at 7:10 o’clock. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. C.L. (Mae) Lawson, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Lillie Oswald, Mobile; Mrs. Mattie Mayles, Mobile; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Riggins Mortuary Thursday afternoon, April 22, 1948 at 2:30 o’clock.

            Dr. E.L. Pennington, pastor of St. John’s Episcopal Church will officiate. Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Arrangement by Higgins Mortuary, Mobile.

 

AAFA NOTES: AL Deaths lists Lucious Alford, born about 1883 and died 29 Apr 1948, age 65, son of Frank Alford and Elizabeth Phillips.

 

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LYNCH ALFORD, JR.

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—14 September 2006

 

TUSCALOOSA—Lynch Alford, Jr., age 78, of Tuscaloosa, died Sept. 13, 2006 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Phil Boyles officiating and Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

            Survivors include his wife, Helen Joy Alford; daughter, Margie Alford Mathews; son-in-law, Robert P. Mathews; sister, Nell Tullis; and grandchildren, Ashley Mathews and Lucky Mathews.

            Pallbearers will be members of Holt Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Helen Joy Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MAMIE ELIZABETH RHEAMES ALFORD

Grandmother of Charles Dalma Alford Jr., AAFA #0072

Great-Grandmother of Anne Elizabeth Alford Flippin, AAFA #0033

 

Name of newspaper not listed; date on frame is 12 Oct 1956

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mrs. Mamie Rheames Alford 86, of 1405 21st-wy, S, died yesterday at her home. A native of Louisiana, she was the widow of William Miriam Alford.

            Surviving are two sons, Charles B. Alford and Percy Alford of Chicago. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Funeral Home at Ponchatoula, La.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William Mirah Alford, in this compilation.

            Mary Elizabeth Rheams was born September 20, 1870 in LA. She and William were married 22 Feb1894 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. William was born 13 Dec 1869 died 21 Nov 1944 in Tangipahoa Parish. The son, Charles “B.” Alford, was actually Charles Dalma Alford Sr.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD JOHNSON

 

TIMES-GEORGIAN

Carrollton, Carroll Co., GA—Wednesday, 9 February 2000

 

            Mrs. Margaret Alford Johnson of Axis [Mobile Co.], AL, died Feb. 2, 2000. Mrs. Johnson, a native of Bowdon [Carroll Co.], GA, was born Jan. 7, 1928, daughter of the late Perry C. and Myrtic Barnes Alford. She also was preceded in death by a brother, P.C. Alford, Jr.

            She was retired from International Papers as an executive secretary.

            Survivors include her husband, Wesley Allen Johnson of Axis; a brother, Wayne B. Alford of Bowdon; and sisters, Mary Nell Powers of Carrollton, GA, and Betty Jane Landers of Bowdon.

            Services were held at Radney Funeral Home [Saraland, AL] on Saturday, Feb. 5, with interment in Creola Cemetery....

 

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MARIE LAURENDINE ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Thursday, 31 March 2011

 

            Marie Laurendine Alford - a lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama passed away March 29, 2011 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Alford; her son, William Cecil Alford (Butch) and her daughter-in-law, Connie A. Clark.

            She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Heiter; three grandchildren, Catherine Alford, Jackie and her husband Jay Ritchie, and John Heiter; two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Katie Ritchie; and her sister, Doris Gentry.

            A memorial service will be held Friday, April 1, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.

 

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MARTHA D. BRYANT ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 19 March 2008

 

            Martha D. Alford, 79, Gadsden, beloved mother, grandmother and friend, died Sunday, March 16, 2008.

            She is survived by her daughters, Angelina (Jack) Jenkins and Cynthia McClendon; and four grandchildren, Jared McClendon, Morgan Alford, Matthew Alford and Lauren Hardee. She also had one great-grandchild.

            She is preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Bryant; brother, Billy Bryant; and son, Clark Alford.

            She was a lifelong native of Gadsden. She attended church at Word Alive International Outreach. She was a devoted Christian, enthusiastic in her worship, always praying for the needs of others.

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2008 at Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home....

 

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MARY ALICE HIX ALFORD

 

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—Friday, 1 August 2008

 

            Funeral service for Mary Alice Hix Alford, 75 of Opelika is Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 2:00p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel. Burial is in Garden Hills Cemetery. Dr. Mike King is officiating. Visitation is Friday from 6-8p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford who died Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at East Alabama Medical Center was born January 7, 1933 in Pike County, and had lived most her life in Opelika. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Opelika, and the Bobbie Meadows Sunday School Class. Mrs. Alford was a retired teacher’s aid of the Opelika School System.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert V. Alford of Opelika; son, Robert V. (Sara) Alford, Jr. of Martinez, GA; brother, Jack Hix of Virginia; four grandchildren, Robert Virgil Alford, III, Ryan Thomas Alford, and Bradley Carlton and Michelle Carlton Barton.

            Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home is directing. www.jeffcoattrant.com Sign the guest book online at www.oanow.com

 

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MARY ANN “MOLLIE” CUTTS ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Crenshaw Co., AL—_____ November 1936

 

            Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, aged 81, died Thursday, Nov 12th at her home near Luverne, after an extended illness.

            She is survived by her husband, Henry D. Alford and two sons, E.F. Alford of Luverne and B.A. Alford of Montgomery, also one brother, J.M. Cutts of Snowdoun, Ala.

            Funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the residence with interment in Salem cemetery; Rev. Ellisor officiating. Turner Bros. Funeral Home in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Henry Dortch Alford Jr., was the son of Henry Dortch Alford Sr. and Martha Walker.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Henry Dortch 1855 AL1, Henry Dortch 1822 GA2, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

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MARY CATHERINE ALFORD

 

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—Friday, 7 November 2008

 

 

TUSCALOOSA—Mary Catherine Alford, age 58, of Tuscaloosa, died Nov. 1, 2008, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Daystar Family Church in Northport with Scott and Charles Schatzline officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Williams Service Funeral Home directing. Viewing will be today from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

 

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Williams Service Funeral Home

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa Co., AL—_____ November 2008

 

Mary Catherine Alford

January 16, 1950 - November 1, 2008

 

Place of Death: DCH Regional Medical Center

Survived By: Alvin Gene Sullivan, Son

 

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MARY EVELYN ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 31 July 2007

 

            Mary Evelyn Alford—A native of Waynesboro, MS and a long time resident of Whistler, AL, died Sunday, July 29, 2007 at a local nursing facility.

            A dedicated Christian, Mrs. Alford was a member of Culvert Street Baptist Church for many years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Alford, and her son, Charles David Alford. Survivors include six sons, Billy Ray (Cookie) Alford, Rodney Alford, Kenneth Alford, Jimmy (Diane) Alford, Terry (Freida) Alford and Bobby (Vickie) Alford; two daughters, Sybil (Joe) Grandquest and Margaret Odom; her sister, Adena Hood; daughter-in-law, Susan Alford; nineteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.... Interment will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens....

 

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MARY FRANCES MARTIN ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—5 May 2001

 

            Funeral services were held on Sunday at Village Chapel East for Mary Frances Martin Alford, 54, of Gadsden, who died on Thursday, May 3, 2001. Burial was in Tillison Bend Cemetery.

            Mary was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County and a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church, Gadsden. She was retired from Republic Steel where she was employed as an IBM operator.

            She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Zettie Martin, and infant son, Thomas Blake.

            She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Dawn Alford, Oxford, son Kinchen Martin, and mother, Evangeline Martin, both of Birmingham, aunts, Vivian Barker and Marjorie Faiia.

 

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MARY JANE MILLER ALFORD

Wife of Owen Warren Alford, AAFA #0321

 

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE

Jasper, Walker Co., AL—Wednesday, 10 May 2000

 

            Mary J. Miller Alford, 92, of Houston died Monday, May 8, 2000, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Houston United Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bobby Alford, Earnest Smotherman and Bill Weems will officiate. Kilgore-Green Funeral Home will direct. Visitation will be at 6 p.m., tonight, May 10, 2000, at Kilgore Green Funeral Home in Jasper and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Houston United Methodist Church in Houston, Ala.

            She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Owens of Addison, Betty Godsey and her husband, Lanier, of Houston, Owene Godsey and her husband, Carl, of Houston and Evelyn Sterling and her husband, Billy of Addison; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            The family request that memorials be made to the Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Pam Stewart, P.O. Box 70, Houston, Ala. 35572.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 Jan 1908, last residence Houston, Winston Co., AL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Owen Warren Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY LOU ALFORD HOLLAND

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Wednesday, 27 May 2009

 

            Mary Lou Alford Holland, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Monday at a local nursing facility after a brief illness. She was 88.

            Mrs. Holland, a lifelong resident of Brewton, had worked at Holley Hospital and was retired from D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital after more than 40 years.

            Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Ann Reed of Brewton; three sons, Grady Malone Holland III and Thomas Lamar Holland, both of Brewton, and Charles Earl Holland of Milton, Fla.; two brothers, Dewitt Agerton of East Brewton and Jimmy Agerton of Brewton; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. today in Elim Cemetery in the Roberts community. Arrangements are by Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton.

 

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MARY “PAT” NELMS ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Wednesday, 29 September 2004

 

HOKES BLUFF—Services for Mary “Pat” Nelms Alford, 79, of Hokes Bluff will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral …. Burial will be in Crestwood Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford died Monday [Sept. 27] at Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden.

            Survivors include three daughters, Marti Wallace of Ohatchee, Mary Smith and her husband, Rod, of Gadsden, and Melinda Moseley and her husband, Steve, of Oxford; two brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Suki Alford of Hokes Bluff, and Jesse F. and Chip Alford III of Peoria, Ill.; two sisters and their husbands, Jeanne and Henry Rogillio of Jackson, La., and Gail and Vic Mattson of Santa Rosa, Calif.; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Dewitt Johnson, Ray Campbell, Wesley Campbell, Steve Alford, Jimmy Gidley and Kenwyn Tullis.

            Mrs. Alford, a Gadsden native and longtime Gadsden/Hokes Bluff area resident, was a member of First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse F. Alford Jr.; and her parents, C.O. and Mary Gay Nelms.

 

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MATTHEW CLARK ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Tuesday, 12 October 2010

 

 

            Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rainbow Memorial Gardens for Matthew Clark Alford, 28, Hokes Bluff, who died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. Richard Harper will officiate. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.

            Matthew was taken up into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father, where he will be forever in His arms. He will be dearly missed by those who loved him. Matthew will always and forever be remembered as the best son and brother and will always be in our hearts. He was a lifelong resident of Etowah County and a graduate of Hokes Bluff High School, class of 2000. Matthew was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from 2000 to 2004, where he was highly decorated for outstanding service and bravery. He attended CrossPoint Community Church and was preceded in death by his Paw Paw, Harold B. Overstreet.

            Survivors include mother, Susan O. Alford, Hokes Bluff; sister, Morgan Alford, Hokes Bluff; a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Pallbearers will be Jerry Smith, Jared Smith, Chad Smith, Burt Lavender, Tim Lavender and Chase Smedley. Honorary pallbearer will be Dr. Brian McFarland, VAMC, Birmingham.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

 

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MATTIE BELL ALFORD BOOTH

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Monday, 28 July 1913

 

            Mrs. A.R. Booth, a resident of this city for a number of years, died at 11:30 o’clock Sunday morning at her late residence, 114 West Jeff Davis Avenue after an illness of short duration.

            Mrs. Booth was well known in Montgomery and her death yesterday was a shock to her many friends.

            Mrs. Booth is survived by her husband, father L.H. Alford, one sister, Mrs. O.T. Bartee, three brothers, L.H. Alford, Jr., William Alford and Alfred Alford, all of this city.

            Mrs. Booth before her marriage was Miss Mattie Bell Alford, a well known Montgomery girl.

            The funeral services will be held at 4:30 o’clock Monday afternoon from her late residence…. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Lodwick Herrin Alford; and brother William Ansley Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Mattie Bell ???? AL1, Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL2, Julius Caesar 1799 GA3, Lodwick 1775 NC4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MELVIN DOUGLAS HALLFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Johnson Funeral Home

Georgiana, AL—_____ February 2008

 

            Mr. Melvin Douglas Hallford, age 68 was born on September 8, 1939 to Gushion B. and Viola Davis Hallford in McKenzie, AL. Melvin worked for many years in sales and service. Melvin died Friday, February 1, 2008 in a Georgiana, AL hospital. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2008 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Bushfield Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana, AL directing.

            Survivors include: Daughter: Kerri Steeley, Orange Beach, AL; Sons: Stanley Hallford, Fairhope, AL and Stephen Hallford, Dallas, TX; Sisters: Donnette Lurie, Birmingham, AL, Doris Mitchell, McKenzie, AL, Willodene Hallford, Perdido, AL, Peggy Cravey, Cordele, GA, and Callie Gipson, Newnan, GA; Brothers: Pierce Hallford, Pensacola, FL, Mark Hallford, Atlanta, GA, and Lamar Hallford, Greenville, AL; Grand Children: Lee Hallford, Austin Hallford, Ashley Hallford, Anna Kate Hallford, Caroline Steeley, and Carter Steeley.

 

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MICHAEL ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—5 January 2000

 

LANETT—Mr. Michael Alford, 26, of Lanett died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, in Birmingham.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. (EST) at Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Valley.... Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Lanett.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Sondra McAllister Parker of Aikens, S.C.; his father, George Alford of Lanett; his sister, Christie Michelle Alford of Savannah, Ga.; his paternal grandmother, Emma Alford of Valley; his maternal grandfather, James M. McAllister of Lanett; and his niece, Kaitlyn MacKenzie Alford of Savannah.

            Born Dec. 28, 1973, in LaGrange, Ga., Mr. Alford was a member of Happy Valley Baptist Church. He was employed as an Aerospace Engineer for the Cottney Corp. in Birmingham. Mr. Alford was a graduate of Auburn University....

 

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MICHAEL LEON ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—6 February 2011

 

            Funeral service for Michael Leon Alford, 63, of Decatur was Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Howell officiating. Interment was in East Lawrence Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford, who died Friday, February 4, 2011, at Decatur General Hospital, was born in Torrance, Calif. to Hurbert Alford and Edith Melton Alford. Mr. Alford was employed 25 years by American Building Maintenance in Management. He was an avid collector of antiques, memorabilia and restoring classic cars and antique tractors. He was preceded in death by his parents.

            He is survived by his wife, Teresa “Pat” Alford; one stepdaughter, Melissa Mills (Brian) of Somerville; one grandson, Evan Mills and one granddaughter, Riley Mills; three sisters, Janet Duryea (Richie) of Port Charlotte, Fla., Lynda Arnett (Dick) of Shell Knob, Mo. and Patti Doyle Leitgeb (Bob) of Ga.; one half brother, Tim Alford (Freddie) of Birmingham and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Brian Mills, Cory Scott, Barry Whitten, Drake Whitten, Mark Heard and Tim Kelly.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mike L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 23 Sept 1947, last residence Decatur, Morgan Co., AL.

 

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MICHAEL R. ALFORD

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Monday, 30 November 2009

 

Michael Alford

March 9, 1951 - Nov. 26, 2009

 

            Mike Alford, 58, of Huntsville died Thursday. He had been an employee of the City of Huntsville Street Department.

            No services are planned at this time. Spry Funeral Home of Huntsville is honored to serve the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Michael R. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Huntsville, Madison Co., AL.

 

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MOSE H. ALFORD

Uncle of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ January 1990

 

MALCOLM, Ala.—Services for Mose H. Alford were to be held today at 11 a.m. from Nowell Funeral Home in Philadelphia [MS].... Burial was to be in Sandtown Cemetery [Neshoba Co., MS]....

            Mr. Alford, 82, Mobile, died Monday, Jan. 1, 1990, at Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. A retired bail bondsman, he was a Neshoba County native and had lived in Mobile since 1939. He was a member of Sandtown Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two brothers, W.E. “Bill” Alford, Chickasaw, Ala., and Gene Alford, Pearl.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mose H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 27 Aug 1906, but his death date is listed as 3 Jan 1990, last residence Malcolm, Washington Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his brother Willis E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Gene Nelson Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His parents were Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC.

            His lineage: Mose H. 1907 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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MYRTLE ALFORD COLE

 

BREWTON STANDARD

Brewton, Escambia Co., AL— Monday, December 20, 2010

 

            Mrs. Myrtle Alford Cole, 87, of Damascus Road in the Damascus Community died Friday, December 10, 2010 in a local nursing facility after a brief illness. She was a native and life long resident of Escambia County. She was a member of Douglas Chapel Methodist Church and a homemaker.

            She is survived by three sons, Bobby (Pat) Cole and Tommy (Beckie) Cole, both of Brewton, and Mike (Kristy) Cole of Boaz; a daughter, Phyllis Cole (David) Parker of Brewton; three brothers, Edward Alford and Johnny Wayne Alford, both of Brewton and Haynes Alford of Decatur; two sisters, Blanch Cole of Brewton, and Mildred Blocker of Pace, Fla.;12 grandchildren; and 16 great Grandchildren

            Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, at 2 p.m. at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. George Weaver officiating. Interment followed in Damascus Cemetery with Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

            Condolences may be sent and obituaries can be read at williamsmemorialchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother James Russell Alford in this compilation.

 

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NETTIE MARIE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Wednesday, 17 February 2010

 

            Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jones Chapel Church for Nettie Marie Alford, 87, Ball Play community, who died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. Pastor Roger Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Jones Chapel Cemetery. Crestwood Memorial Funeral Home will direct.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime resident of the Ball Play community. She was the beloved wife of the late Lee Doies Alford and a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was dearly loved by her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all.

            She leaves to cherish her loving memory, daughter, Connie Alford Herring, Ball Play; sons, Doies Lee Alford, Hokes Bluff, Terry Michael Alford (Tammy), Ball Play, and Robert Clay Alford (Karen), Ball Play; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross.

            Pallbearers will be Joe Patterson, T.J. Alford, Jeremy Alford, Beau Alford, Joe Deck and Larry Patterson.

            The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of Mrs. Alford’s caregivers who aided in her care and comfort.

            The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the hour of service Thursday at Jones Chapel Church.

 

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OBADIAH B. “TOBE” ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—1 May 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            A.B. Alford, 72, who resided on the Wetumptka Road, died suddenly at his home yesterday [April 30] at 4 p.m.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Alford; five daughters, Mrs. Idell Wiggins, Mrs. Nitus Alford, and Mrs. J.B. Bozeman, all of Montgomery; Mrs. A.M. Schuman, and Mrs. Joe Fox, both of Bridgeport, Conn.; one son, G.W. Alford, Gate City, Fla.; and several grandchildren.

            Funeral plans will be announced by White Chapel.

 

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MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—3 May 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            The funeral for O.B. Alford will be held from White Chapel today at 10 a.m. with the Rev. O.C. Lloyd officiating. The body will be sent through the country to Vernledge, near Luverne, for burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: Obadiah was the son of Henry Dortch Alford and Martha Walker.

            His children: Mrs. Idell Wiggins was Hattie Idella Alford who married Kimmey Wiggins, Mrs. J.B. Bozeman was Gladys Catherine Alford, Mrs. Joe Fox was Ruthie Victoria Alford, Mrs. Nitus Alford was Lillian Knightus Alford who married Walter Herbert Alford, and G.W. Alford was George Washington Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Obadiah 1877 AL1, Henry Dortch 1822 GA2, William 1774 VA3, William 1741 VA4, Salvator 1716 VA5.

 

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OLENE SMITH ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—22 January 2002

 

            Olene Alford, a seamstress of Vanity Fair, died Saturday at an area heath care facility. She was 83.

            She was a native of Covington County, Alabama, and a longtime resident of Chickasaw.

            Survivors include her children, Bernadine Marlow of Orange Beach, Delores Sandifer of Satsuma, Danny Alford of Saraland, and Patricia Amos of Foley; two brothers, Odis Smith of Theodore and Preston Smith of Stockton; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            The service is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. Burial will be in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

 

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Photo from Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Tillmans Corner, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “mop”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Lavon A. Alford in this compilation.

 

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OLIVER PERRY ALFORD III

AAFA #0754

 

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At AAFA’s 1995 meeting in Decatur, AL

 

            We have been unsuccessful in obtaining an obituary for O.P. Alford. We published his first “In Remembrance” article in the Winter 1996 issue of AAFA ACTION, when we had only an invitation to a memorial service held 17 January 1996 at the Ludwig Von Mises Institute at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, with which O.P. was associated. Here is that In Remembrance article:

 

            We have not yet received an obituary for Oliver Perry Alford, but, Sally Stoewer of Baton Rouge, LA, received a card with the heading “Ludwig Von Mises Institute” and printed thereon: “A memorial service for O.P. Alford, III, will be held at seven o’clock in the evening, Wednesday, January 17, 1996, at the Auburn University Chapel, College Street and Thach Avenue, Auburn Alabama.” She sent the card to Gil Alford, who sent the following message to a number of people via the Internet:

            Those of you who were in Decatur will remember Perry Alford from our recent meeting. His sister, Virginia Alford Johnston [AAFA #0811], and her son were there for the reception Friday evening. I’d corresponded with her some about ten years ago—also corresponded with one of his sisters-in-law. I knew of him because I’d seen references to the chair or scholarship (don’t remember which) that was established in his name at Auburn. [The O.P. Alford III Prize in Libertarian Scholarship awards $1,000 to the author of the paper best advances libertarian scholarship. The O.P. Alford III Fellowship is awarded to undergraduates studying during the summer.]

            Paul Alford, of Decatur, made contact with Mr. Perry, recruited him in AAFA and was pleased when he learned he would come to the meeting. I remember him well. He sat on the front row during the workshop on Friday. And on Sunday we had a real nice visit, one on one.

 

            In the Spring 1996 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published a second In Remembrance that Gil Alford adapted from an article published by the Mises Institute in the March 1996 issue of The Free Market. That full article is reproduced below.

 

A Hero For All of Us

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr., President of the Mises Institute

 

 

            In 1984, at a Mises Institute conference in Houston, some of us met O.P. Alford, III, for the first time. He was a quiet gentleman dressed in unassuming khaki trousers and shirt. His intelligence was evident and his manners were strikingly aristocratic.

            Those who visited with him that weekend noticed something very special, even remarkable, about him. It was his old-world sense of honor and principle, and his independence of mind. Mises had those qualities as well. And, as it turned out, Mr. Alford had been reading Mises and liked what he had to say.

            Thus began Mr. Alford’s long association with the Mises Institute. But we had only just begun to discover the greatness of this man, and the drama of his life. As time went on, he became a central figure in the Mises Institute.

            He was a tremendously generous benefactor who also worked full-time with us in his last five years. The week before he died at age 91, he was still reading everything he could get his hands on, contributing at seminars, compiling mailings, and doing whatever other tasks were necessary, even while discussing books and research with our students.

            Mr. Alford didn’t believe in retirement. He wouldn’t let FDR tell him when it was time for him to stop working. “The New Deal was all wrong as far as I was concerned,” he told us in an interview. “The AARP is always asking for my money, but I wouldn’t give a dime to an organization that blocks all reform of social security. It is patently impossible to get something for nothing, but we keep trying.”

            Mr. Alford believed in work, and his constant advice to all of us was “work hard.” He certainly did. His first job was bailing water from boats at a yacht club to which his father belonged. He eventually became a world-class competitive sailor who taught sailing at Oxford and ran the Flying Dutchman class.

            He was a seaman, a mechanic, and a tugboat captain. He was also a pilot who built and flew his own experimental aircraft when he was in his 70s. And he was an airplane restorer for the Confederate Air Force, which he always wished had been around in 1861.

            He was a grain and dairy farmer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, producing a national champion Golden Guernsey. And he was the co-owner of a hotel in Cleveland, the publisher of a sailing magazine, and the producer of yacht racing movies. He was a great conversationalist, a witty dinner companion, and the greatest friend you could ever have.

            Mr. Alford was a committed libertarian in the tradition of Mises and Rothbard, and a strong believer in the gold standard, the free market, and the power of ideas in general. He received a Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in journalism from Northwestern, where he founded the campus radio station. He also studied flying at the Curtis Wright Aeronautical University.

            At the end of his life, Mr. Alford was doing research on the real cause of the War Between the States: high taxes. A member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, he wanted to help undo the old smears of the South. The Confederacy, he said, fought for the right of self government, and so should we.

            Mr. Alford was a descendant not only of Confederate officers, but of John Randolph of Roanoke and St. George Tucker, and he had studied their lives and works. But it was his dissatisfaction with the present state of economics that led him to the Mises Institute.

            “The one thing Keynes was right about,” said Mr. Alford, “is that most politicians are slaves to some defunct economist.” These days, he added, it’s Keynes himself.

            Mr. Alford set out to correct the problem. Through his generosity, students were given access to great books in economics and to our journals, newsletters, and conferences. He also made it possible for students to attend graduate school and supported important research and teaching, all through our Alford Center for Advanced Studies in Austrian Economics. How many lives he changed.

            Yet Mr. Alford lived very simply. His trailer had only a tiny living space, but that was just the way he liked it. He believed that the most important things a man can have are his moral principles, his health, and his liberty. With those, he lacked for nothing, and indeed, he did.

            He liked to tell the story of Oliver Perry, another ancestor after whom he was named. Commodore Perry was ordered to proceed to Lake Erie during the War of 1812, construct a navy, and beat the British. He was given some axes, saws, rope, and canvas, and with them he built four vessels. On the night before the battle, the Commodore took a needle and thread and made a flag. It said, “Don’t Give Up the Ship.”

            Mr. Alford commented: “Early on I was taught that you have one hand for yourself and one hand for the ship. The theory is that if you neglect the ship and the ship sinks, you go with it. The same reasoning applies to your country.”

            As a benefactor, scholar, entrepreneur, and member of the natural elite, he was an example to our students, and to all of us. No matter how strong the storms, Mr. Alford never gave up the ship of liberty, and neither should we.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oliver P. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 1 July 1904 and died 26 Dec 1995, last residence is listed as Auburn, Lee Co., AL.

            Oliver Perry Alford III was born in Baltimore, MD. He was the first son and second child of Oliver Perry Alford II and Laura Tucker Carmichael.

            He was not married but he did have a younger brother and two sisters, including Virginia Carmichael Alford Johnston, AAFA #0811.

            Though proud of his Alford heritage, he and others in his family were named for other great ancestors. He was the third generation named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, who was famous for coining the phrase, “Don’t Give Up the Ship” during the War of 1812. His brother, John Randolph Tucker Alford, was named after two other famous ancestors, and Mr. Perry was influenced by them throughout his life. They were The Randolphs—William, Sir John, Edmund, John of Roanoke—and Henry St. George Tucker, men who had great influence in early Virginia.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            His lineage: Oliver Perry 1904 MD1, Oliver Perry 1880 LA2, Oliver Perry 1827 KY3, Nathaniel 1785 ?? 4, Charles 1752 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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ONA SHIELDS ALFORD

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—10 June 1943

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mrs. Ona Alford, 57, died late last night at her home in Deatsville. The funeral will be held at 2:30 Friday from Coosa River Church in Elmore County with the Rev. John Coggins and the Rev. Mr. Lawrence officiating. Interment will be in the church yard cemetery, White Chapel in charge. Surviving are her husband, A.L. Alford; two daughters, Mrs. H.H. Carpenter, Mrs. T.R. Naile, Montgomery; six brothers, W.T. Shields, Deatsville; Brewster Shields, Ruston, La; Hugh and Dan Shields, Chaudrant, La.; Wallace Shields, New Orleans, and Claud Shields, Shreveport, La.; two sisters, Mrs. Cack Crosby, Chaudrant; Mrs. Sam Robbins, Monroe, La.; one granddaughter, Ruth Elaine Carpenter, Montgomery.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ona was the wife of Andrew L. Alford who was born about 1885 in Alabama. Deatsville, of course, is in Elmore County. They were enumerated there in the 1910 census. We need help in learning more about this family. He was not old enough for us to find in 1880 and we have been unable to find him in 1920 census or elsewhere.

 

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OWEN WARREN ALFORD

AAFA #0321

 

CULLMAN TIMES

Cullman, Cullman Co., AL—_____April 1991

 

            Funeral services for Owen Warren Alford, 84, of Houston [Winston Co.] will be today at 3 p.m. at Houston Memorial United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery, Kilgore-Green Funeral Home directing.

            The body will lie in state one hour before the service.

            Mr. Alford died at Carraway Methodist Hospital Friday [April 5].

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Alford of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Peggy Owens and Mrs. Evelyn Sterling, both of Addison, Mrs. Betty Godsey and Mrs. Owene Godsey, both of Houston; brother, Marshall Alford of Houston; sister, Myrtie Hunter of Houston; 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Owen W. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 April 1907 and died 5 April 1991, last residence Houston, Winston Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Jane Miller Alford, in this compilation.

            From Robin Alford Sterling, AAFA #320: “To be historically correct, it should be pointed out that Owen had only 10 grandchildren. The eleventh was a great niece who lived with the Betty Godsey family for many years.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Owen Warren 1907 AL1, John Warren 1884 AL2, Alexander Marshall 1849 ?? 3, Spire Warren 1816 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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PERRY MASON ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 25 February 2011

 

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            Funeral services for Perry Mason Alford, 87, Hokes Bluff, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel. The Rev. Jay L. Daugherty will officiate. Burial will follow at Young’s Chapel Cemetery. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a veteran of World War II and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, where he received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a member of the local VFW. He was co-owner of Alford’s Drywall Construction Co.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Scott and Zennie Alford; brothers, Loyd Alford and Robert Alford; and sister, Ruby Alford Jenkins.

            He is survived by his wife, Elouise Alford; daughter, Linda Griffith; son, Jerry Alford; grandchildren, Sonya (Brent) Morgan, Phillip (Tracy) Griffith and Cody Alford; great-grandchildren, Andrea and Sara Griffith, Ashley, Garrett and Emily Morgan; brother, Arvil Alford; sisters, Lilly Pearl Kelly, Mary Alford and Jewell Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Phillip Griffith, Cody Alford, Brent Morgan, Haskell Alford, Sharrell Alford, Roger Eubanks and Ralph Sims Jr.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Morgan, Marvin Pearson, Bobby Jarrells and Buddy Sandlin.

            Special thanks to Alacare Hospice, especially Teresa and Sonya for their tender and loving care of Mr. Alford.

            The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. www.glencoehokesbluff.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Perry M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 31 Aug 1923 and died 23 Feb 2011, last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elouise Sims Alford; and his grandfather William J. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Perry Mason 1923 AL1, Scott Junior 1892 AL2, William J. 1861 AL3, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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PHYLLIS MICHELE ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL— Friday, 16 March 2012

 

 

            Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church, 1037 Tuscaloosa Ave., for Phyllis Michele Alford, Gadsden, who departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2012. Pastor Elijah Fowler will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Gadsden Memorial Funeral Home directing.

            Phyllis Michele Alford was born on Feb. 2, 1961, in Randolph County, Roanoke, Ala. She was the third child of Eugene and Mary D. Alford. Her early education was at Randolph County Training School, Roanoke City School System and Gadsden City School System. After high school, she served in the U.S. Air Force, from August 1979 to December 1983, where she achieved the rank of sergeant and worked as an Administration and Staff Support Specialist. Afterward, she continued her education at Gadsden State Community College and the University of South Carolina, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

            At an early age, she was baptized by Rev. R.L. Heflin at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Roanoke. When her family relocated to Gadsden, she joined the Shiloh Baptist Church in 1972, where Rev. W.S. Smith was the pastor. Phyllis was preceded in death by her father, Mr. Eugene Alford; her grandmother, Mrs. Mattie L. Crowley Roundtree; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Martha Higgins Alford, and Lillian Cameron Alford.

            Those who remain to cherish her loving memories are: her devoted mother, Mary D. Roundtree Alford of Gadsden; two sisters, Vickie Rene Smith (Leo) of Gadsden, and Glenda Hatcher (John) of Roanoke; two brothers, Valery Keith Alford Sr. (Gwendolyn) of Gadsden, and Rodney Eugene Alford (Renee) of Huntsville; uncle, Rev. Bruce O. Alford (Barbara) of Roanoke; aunt, Virgil Holt (Claude) of Atlanta, Ga.; four nieces, Tiajuana Alford, Sienna Avery, Traci Smith and Jaylah Alford; two great-nieces, Zamia Alford and Olivia Avery; four nephews, Christopher Williams, Valery Keith Alford Jr., Bryan Dugger and Darrell Smith; five great-nephews, Jordan, Malik and Zyon Dobbins, and Daniel and Samuel Williams; a very dear and faithful cousin, Jennifer Crowley; a very special friend, Pat Cook of Suwanee, Ga.; as well as a cadre of other loving relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening.

 

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PINKIE ALFORD MOORE

 

[She died in AL, but we are also including her obituary in Florida Obituaries because she was born, lived, and is buried there.]

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 2 August 1991Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Pinkie Alford Moore, 83, of Quincy [Gadsden Co., FL] died Wednesday [July 31] in Montgomery, Ala.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church in Gadsden County.       A longtime resident of Gadsden County, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Quincy.

            Survivors include a daughter, Alyne Moore Hall of Montgomery; two sons, Ralph F. Moore of Memphis, Tenn., and Mitchell A. Moore of Augusta, Ga.; four brothers, Maxwell Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Jesse Alford of Little Rock, Ark., Wiley Alford of Kentucky and J.C. Alford of Orlando; a sister, Doris Spradlin of DeFuniak Springs; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.    (Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home in Quincy).

 

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Source unknown (from Ferguson/Wilson&Moore family tree, Ancestry.com)

_____, FL—_____ August 1991

 

            Pinkie Alford Moore, 83, of Quincy, died Wednesday, July 31 at the home of her daughter in Montgomery, AL, after a lengthy illness.

            A native of Walton County, FL, she lived most of her life in Gadsden County. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Quincy.         Services were 2 p.m. Friday, August 2, Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Chumley officiating. She was interred at Providence Cemetery and Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            She is survived by a daughter, Alyne Moore Hall of Montgomery; sons, Ralph F. Moore of Memphis, Tenn. and Mitchell A. Moore of Augusta, GA; brothers, Maxwell Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Jesse Alford of Little Rock, Ark., Wiley Alford of Kentucky; J.C. Alford of Orlando; sister, Doris Spradlin of DeFuniak Springs; 8 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her father, John Davis Alford, in Florida Obituaries; and her half-brother J.C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Pinkie 1906 FL1, John Davis 1862 AL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RANDALL ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 26 May 2013

 

            Graveside services for Mr. Randall “Randy” Alford, 63, of Albertville, who died Friday, May 24, 2013, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Crestwood Cemetery. Family members will officiate. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge of services.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by wife, Jeanette; parents, Curtis and Orene Alford; and brother, Terry.

            He is survived by daughters, Brandi Linman, Amanda (Dennis) Roberson and Crystal (Dana) Henson; loving companion, Galen; grandchildren, Briana, Kallee Linman, Taylor, Will, Jadyn Roberson Hayden and Bryson Painter; sisters, Rita (Max) Foster and Valerie (Eddie) Allen.

            Special thanks to caregiver, Sonya Harvey….

 

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RAY M. HALLFORD

 

PIKE COUNTY CITIZEN

Troy, Pike Co., AL—Wednesday, 24 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mr. [Ray M.] Hallford, 85, of Brundidge (AL), died Monday, March 22, 1999.

            Services will be held Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at 2 p.m. from Mt. Zion Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery near Hartford with Skeen Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

            Mr. Hallford was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

            He is survived by: his wife, Pauline Hallford of Brundidge; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Farris Fountain of Byron, Ga., Olene and Jim O. Wilson of Dothan; a son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Linda Hallford of Webb; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Foyette and Kathryn Hallford of DeLand, Fla., James Sevelle and Lona Hallford of Castleberry, Fla.; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Iris Opal Holmes of Panama City, Fla., Onyx “Mary” Pyle, Macon, Ga., Peggy and the Rev. Hatcher of Hartford.

            Mr. Hallford was preceded in death by his son, Cecil Lavon Hallford.

 

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RAYMOND GUY ALFORD

Father of Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715, and Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761

Grandfather of Ann Renee Alford Shelfer, AAFA #0744

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—3 February 1982

 

            Alford, Raymond Guy, 80, and a resident of Eclectic, died at his home Monday, February 1, 1982 at 6:15 a.m. Funeral services will be held Forest Park Westhimer Chapel, Houston, TX.

            Survivors incude two daughters, Mrs. Albert Darden, Mrs. D.O. Roberts, both of Houston, TX; one sister, Mrs. Era McHenry, Eclectic.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday from White Chapel until 11:30 a.m.

 

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Source unknown

Probably AL—_____ February 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Mr. Raymond Guy Alford, 80, died Monday, February 1, 1982, in Eclectic, Alabama. Native of Downing, Ala., resident of Houston 20 years.

            Survived by: Daughters, Mrs. Jo Muriel Roberts and Mrs. Ramona Gwen Darden, Houston; son, William W. Liddell, Houston; sister, Mrs. Era McHenry, Electric, Alabama; nine grandchildren; eight great–grandchildren.

            Funeral services Thursday, February 4, 1982 at 1:30 p.m. from the Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Chapel with Rev. Daniel C. Steere officiating. Interment Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer at Dairy Ashford Rd., [Houston, TX] 497–2330.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 March 1901 and died _____ Feb 1982, last residence Eclectic, Elmore Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of his second wife, Mary Elsie May Alford; and his children Jo Muriel Alford Roberts and Raymond Newton Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Raymond Guy 1901 AL1, James Thomas 1873 AL2, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL3, Levin Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1787 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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RAYMOND TALMADGE ALFORD, SR.

 

Source unknown

Probably AL—Saturday, 25 November 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, R.T. Sr., age 82, a resident of Route 1, Pike Road, AL died Saturday, November 25 at the residence after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held from Leak–Memory Chapel Monday, November 27, 1978 at 1:00 pm. Interment at Ramer Cemetery with Rev. Bobby Hicks and Rev. Kenneth Alford officiating. Leak–Memory Chapel directing.

            He is survived by his wife, Decie Alford of Pike Road, AL; six sons, R.T. Alford Jr. of Montgomery, AL, W.D. [William Donald] Alford of Montgomery, AL, E.B. [Edwin Blackburn] Alford of Grady, AL, Charles J. [Charles Jackson] Alford of Cullman, AL, R.V. [Robert Virgil] Alford of Opelika, AL and Jimmy [James Malcom] Alford of Pike Road, AL; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Duffell of Ramer, AL and Mrs. Joyce Whitfield of Niceville, FL; 14 grandchildren and 13 great–grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be William Whitfield, Ed Alford, Robert V. Alford Jr., Butch Alford, James Duffell, and Wayne Stovalle.

 

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Photo from Ramer Cemetery, Ramer, Montgomery Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donell Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ray Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 June 1896 and died _____ Nov 1978, last residence Pike Road, Montgomery Co., AL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Corintha Victoria McMoy Alford; and his third wife, Decie Hunt Simmons Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Raymond Talmadge 1896 AL1, William Jackson 1875 AL2, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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RICHARD R. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Tuesday, 22 January 1929

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

SAMSON, ALA., Jan. 21—(Special)—R.R. Alford, 86, died at the home of his son, “Bink” Alford, six miles east of here Saturday night [January 19].

            “Uncle Rich” as he was familiarly known, was a Confederate Veteran and a charter member of the local Camp No. 1660. He entered the Confederate service at Guinea Station, Virginia, in Sept., 1862. He was twice wounded. He surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox. When the order to “stack arms” came on that never to be forgotten day, “Uncle Rich” was the only member left of his gallant company, “K,” Fifth Alabama Infantry. He stood his gun beside a small tree, took a last look at his beloved commander and began his journey back to his beloved Alabama, where he has lived since, an honored and respected citizen.

            He is survived by four sons and one daughter, J.H., Ed and Bink Alford, of Samson, T.M. Alford, of Mobile and Mrs. Monroe Griggs, of Euchee Valley, Fla., besides numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            Interment will be at Piney Grove Cemetery, Monday morning, beside his wife, who preceded him to the grave many years ago.

 

AAFA NOTES: Richard R Alford’s memorial at FindAGrave.com lists his dates as 26 Jan 1843–19 Jan 1929.

            He married (1) Rebecca A. Phillips (2) Nancy S. Duncan and (3) Sarah “Sallie” Phillips. He was from the Henry Alford (born 1815) branch of the family. He was the grandfather of Reubin Alford mentioned above.

 

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RICKY ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Sunday, 24 August 2008

 

 

PHENIX CITY, AL—Mr. Ricky Alford, 47, of 8 Rosemont Circle, Phenix City, AL died August 22, 2008 at Canterbury Health Facility. Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday at House of Prayer Christian Center, Columbus, GA with Pastor John Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Hatchechubbee, AL. Visitation will be held Monday from 1—8 PM, according to Taylor Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born June 12, 1961 in Columbus, GA to Mattie Alford and Elijah Alford, both of Phenix City, AL. He was a member of the House of Prayer Christian Center, Columbus, GA. He leaves to mourn his passing and to cherish his memory a companion, Mrs. Kathy Alford of Columbus, GA; a daughter, Ms. Chantal Alford of Columbus, GA; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Alford of Phenix City, AL; a brother, Mr. Ronny (Chandra) Alford of Dacula, GA; a sister, Ms. Sonya Alford of St. Louis, MO; three great aunts, six aunts, six uncles, three nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD

 

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Sunday, 6 December 1992

 

WINCHESTER—Rev. Robert Lee Alford, 59, 300 10th Avenue, Opelika, Ala., pastor of Greater Liberty Baptist Church in Opelika, husband of Anna Campbell Alford, died Friday. Arrangements incomplete. Chenault Brothers Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

 

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RONALD ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Friday, 12 May 2000

 

            Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery for Ronald Alford, 48, Birmingham, formerly of North Hollywood, California, who died Wednesday, May 10, 2000.

            Mr. Alford was born in Etowah County and resided most of his life in North Hollywood, California. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and employed by Universal Studios. Mr. Alford was currently living in Birmingham and was a member of Gualala Baptist Church, Gualala, California.

            He is survived by his daughter, Emily Megan Robbins, parents, Zelman and Barbara Alford; brothers, Steve (Sara) Alford of Cartersville, Georgia, and David Alford of Chattanooga, Tennessee; sisters, Becky (Danny) Coffey, Nancy (Mike) Webb, and Elizabeth (Steven) Dial; a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and special friend, Norma Robbins.

 

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ROSE MILDRED “MILLIE” ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 15 June 2000

 

 

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—One of American Airlines’ true pioneers, R. Mildred “Millie” Alford passed away May 11, 2000, in Gadsden, Ala., after an extended illness at the age of 78.

            Memorial service: All who knew and loved Millie, as well as those who have been indirectly impacted by her life and her commitment to American Airlines, are invited to attend a celebration of her life at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center (Learning Center/Stewardess College), Fort Worth, Texas.

            Millie rose from the stewardess ranks to become a leader in the airline industry. She was the first director of the American Airlines Stewardess College, which opened in 1957. In 1963, she received American’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. “Everyone at American Airlines is indebted to Millie for her 33 years of selfless devotion,” said Don Carty, chairman, president and CEO.

            Survivors: Her niece, Shirley Holloway, as well as numerous friends and colleagues.

            John’s-Ridout’s Funeral Parlor, Birmingham, Ala., (205) 251-5254.

 

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GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Sunday, 14 May 2000

 

            Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Forrest Cemetery for Rose Mildred Alford, 78, Birmingham, formerly of Dallas, Texas, who passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2000. Southside Chapel is in charge.

            She was a graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she was Alumnas of the Year in 1953, received distinguished service award for merit with American Airlines, 1963, and served on the Women’s Advisory Committee on Aviation, 1964.

            She is survived by her niece, Shirley Alford Holloway, Panama City Beach, Fla.; great-niece, Lisa Holloway, Birmingham; three great-nephews, Barry Holloway, McDonough, Ga.; Andy Holloway, Decatur; Robbie Holloway, Gadsden; three great-great-nieces, one cousin, Dorothy Lonnergan, Gadsden; and special friends, Eva Berry, Joyce Berry, Dorothy Bradford, and Nancy Guss.

 

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RUBY LAURIE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, AL—16 July 1936

 

            Miss Ruby L. Alford, 19, a resident of this city for a year, died at a local hospital yesterday at 9:10 a.m. after a brief illness.

            Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Alford, Sr.; one sister Miss Lillian Alford; six brothers, Robert, Thomas, Jack, E.B., W.D., and R.T. Alford, Jr., all of Pine Level [Montgomery Co.]; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.B. McMoy, Pine Level, and W.J. Alford, city. The body will be sent from Diffly’s Funeral Home today at 3 p.m. to Ramer [Montgomery Co.], where the funeral will be held at the Ramer Methodist Church at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ray Hudgens officiating. Burial will be in the local cemetery.

 

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RUBY LEE JOYNER HALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Johnson Funeral Home

Georgiana, AL—_____ April 2006

 

"Where's my date?"

 

            Mrs. Ruby Lee Halford, 77, a resident of McKenzie, passed away on Monday morning, April 24, 2006 at her home. She was born in the Hogs Springs Community near Castleberry on February 03, 1929. Her parents were Rev. William Edmond Joyner and Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Merritt Joyner.

            The family received friends on Tuesday night, April 25, 2006 at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgiana from 6-8pm. Funeral services were held at 3pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at her home church, McKenzie Baptist Church with Rev. Dale Norris officiating and her nephew, Rev. William Joyner delivering the eulogy. She was laid to rest in Elizabeth Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana.

            She is survived by three daughters: Rachel Wright of Monroeville, Lilllie Tolbert Collins of Andalusia and Debra Halford of McKenzie; five sons, Billy Halford of Red Level, Lavon Halford, Donald Halford, Jack Halford and Jake Halford all of McKenzie; four brothers, Enoch Joyner, Howard Joyner and Clarence Wiley “Tot” Joyner all of Brewton and John Joyner of Grand Bay; 22 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

            Britt Langford, Donnie Halford, William Halford, Howard Lee, Chan Lowe and Mike Stuckey all served as Pallbearers. Special music included Mrs. Carol Williams as the pianist, Mrs. Amber Joyner singing “What A Day...”, and the Rev. Larry Smith singing “I Can’t Even Walk...”, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Some Call It Heaven...”. Mrs Amber Joyner also sang “Amazing Grace” at the graveside service.

 

AAFA NOTES: Many family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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RUBY VONCILLE TAYLOR ALFORD

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—12 February 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

HUEYTOWN—Funeral for Ruby Voncille Alford, 63, of Rock Creek was to be today at 11 a.m. at Brown Service West Chapel....

            Burial was to be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday at Medical Center Hospital in Birmingham. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, James C. Alford; three sons, James M. Alford and Ricky W. Alford, both of Rock Creek, and Timothy R. Alford of Oak Grove; three daughters, Wanda Shirley and Susan Hall, both of Rock Creek, and Barbara Champion of Concord; three brothers, Duane Taylor, J.D. Taylor and Kenneth Taylor, all of Falkville; two sisters, Brenda White and Unzell Livingston, both of Eva; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son James Michael Alford in this compilation.

 

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STEPHEN EARL ALFORD

 

TIMES DAILY

Florence, Lauderdale Co., AL—9 August 2012

 

            Stephen Earl Alford passed away on August 5th, 2012, in Florence, Alabama. He was born in Peoria, Ill. on March 13, 1949, the son of Earl and Pauline Alford. He lived most of his life in his beloved Portland, Ore.

            Steve had a kind and generous heart and a great sense of humor. He loved the Cubs, the Bears and golf.

            He is survived by his sisters, Diane Fisher her husband, David, Susan Looney, Laura Chambers her husband, Don, and Stacey Dvorak and her husband, Mike; nieces, Emily Davis, Jennifer Rahn, Allison Fisher, Karin Fisher and Ariana Chambers; nephews, Bailey and Braden Dvorak; also his former wife, Annalee Jager; and his stepsons, Dan and Jeff Grimes.

            A memorial will be held in Portland at a later date.

 

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STERLING REINARD ALFORD III

 

Norris Funeral Home

Bay Minette, Baldwin Co., AL—_____ December 2009

 

 

            Sterling Reinard Alford, III, born June 21, 1948, in Mobile, passed away on December 18, 2009 at a local nursing home facility, Fairhope Health and Rehab, following a lengthy battle with a rare degenerative brain disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

            Mr. Alford, age 61, was a fourth-generation Baldwin Countian, the great-grandson of “Major” James D. Leak of Bay Minette, Baldwin County’s first game warden, and the grandson of Sterling Reinard Alford, Sr. and Alice Leak Alford of Bay Minette. He was preceded in death by his father, Sterling Reinard Alford, Jr., Lt. Col.(USAF), his mother, Ann Benton Alford, both of Bay Minette, and his former wife, Gail Williams Alford, of Mobile.

            He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fairhope, and formerly a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Bay Minette. Most of his life was spent in the Mobile/Baldwin area. He was a 1967 graduate of BCHS in Bay Minette, and he compiled courses of study at Faulkner State Community College (formerly Yancy State) in Bay Minette in 1969, and courses in drafting technology and design at Southwest State Technology College in Mobile in 1974. He served in the Army National Guard of Alabama from 1967-1973.

            Mr. Alford enjoyed a career in drafting and was employed for twenty-six years as an Engineering Representative and Senior Construction Coordinator by the engineering firm, Walk-Haydel and Associates of New Orleans (later URS Corporation). He was an accomplished builder, landscaper, photographer, and chef, and loved the outdoors,fishing, hunting, and boating. At one point in his life, he spent six months sailing the Caribbean, a trip which later became known as Sterling’s Great Adventure. He loved cars and built and raced them as a younger man.

            He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Ren Alford (Sam) Hinote of Montrose; a niece, Amy Hinote Mutual of Orange Beach; two nephews, Samuel Clinton (Myra) Hinote, Col. (USAF), of Enid, Oklahoma, and David Michael Hinote of Fairhope; great-nieces, Meg and Holly Hinote, and great nephew, Hunter Hinote, all of Enid, Oklahoma; a first cousin, Sue Stephens (Lee) Steverson of Fairhope; other cousins and extended family.

            The family wishes to thank the dedicated and compassionate nurses, therapists, and staff of Fairhope Health and Rehab (formerly Beverly/Golden Living, Fairhope) for the care, concern, and genuine love they have consistently shown to Mr. Sterling and his family for the past two-and-a-half years, and Dr. A. H. Kasmia, Baldwin Neurology, for his expertise in the field of neurological disease and for his compassionate understanding. Also the family is very appreciative of the more recent involvement, care, and concern of the staff of Covenant Hospice of Daphne.

            The funeral service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette, with Dr. Jerry Henry officiating. Interment will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Monday, December 21, 2009, from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. Pallbearers will be Jim Bryars, Verdis Hudson, George Nelson, Howard Smith, Patrick Mutual, and Zach Mutual.

            Online condolences may be made at: www.norrisfuneralservice.com. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made either to First Baptist Church Fairhope Building Fund, 300 South Section St., Fairhope, AL 36532; or to CurePSP, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 (online at: www.psp.org). Funeral arrangements are by Norris Funeral Home, 402 East Second St., Bay Minette, AL.

 

In another article:

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Sunday, 20 December 2009

 

            Sterling Reinard Alford III, a native of Mobile and a resident of Fairhope, died at an area nursing facility Friday. He was 61.

            He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairhope and a longtime former member of the First Baptist Church of Bay Minette.

            He was a 1967 graduate of Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette, and attended Faulkner State Community College and Southwest State Technology College. Alford was employed for 26 years as an engineering representative and senior constructive coordinator by Walk-Haydel and Associates of New Orleans.

            Alford served in the Alabama National Guard for several years.

            He is survived by his sister, Ren Alford Hinote of Montrose.

            Visitation will be held Monday at Norris Funeral Home in Bay Minette from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral. Burial will follow in Bay Minette Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Fairhope Building Fund, 300 South Section Street, Fairhope, AL 36532 or to CurePSP, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Road, Suite 906, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or online at www.psp.org.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Ann Ava Benton Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Sterling Reinard 1948 AL1, Sterling Reinard 1915 AL2, Sterling Reinard 1882 AL3, Thomas B. 1842 TN4, Isaac 1805 NC5, Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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TAMMY WATSON ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Service

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—_____ March 2006

 

Mrs. Tammy Alford

 

July 13, 1971 – March 10, 2006

 

            Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2006 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Tammy Alford, age 34, of Wellington, who passed away on Friday, March 10, 2006. Pastor Craig Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be at Williams-Southside Memorial Park. Collier-Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Service will direct.

            Tammy was a member of Cove Creek Baptist Church. She was a cheerleader sponsor for the Glencoe Youth teams for many years. She was employed by Digestive Disease Specialist, where she worked as a Professional Insurance Coder.

            She is survived by her loving husband, Joey Alford; daughters, Jamie and Jessica Alford; parents, Gerald and Linda Watson; mother-in-law, Shirley Alford Hill; grandmother, Clara Hill; sisters, Teresa Watson Templeton and Terri Watson (Charles, Jr.) Herman; Nieces and Nephews: Tiffany Templeton, Coti and Chandler Herman, Jordon and Jodie Alford; brother-in-law, Jason Alford; and many, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

            Pallbearers will be Jimmy Benson, Tab Word, Todd Eubanks, Mark Gerrard, Brian Bush and Richard Bone. Honorary pallbearers are Bret Ray and David Evans.

            Special thanks to her church family, for all of their love and prayers; Digestive Disease Specialist; Dr. Cantrell and the nurses at St. Vincent’s; and to all of her close friends that have helped so much.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Collier-Butler Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: Many family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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TERRY FAYNE ALFORD

AAFA #0793

 

HUNTSVILLE TIMES

Huntsville, Madison Co., AL—Saturday, 4 February 2012

 

            Memorial services will be at noon today at The Harbour Methodist Church in Meridianville for Mr. Terry Fayne Alford of Huntsville. Terry passed away on Wednesday at Centennial Hospital in Nashville.

            Terry was a native of Gadsden and a graduate of Glencoe High School. He is survived by his family.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Morgan Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Terry F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Jan 1055, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Terry Fayne 1955 AL1, Curtis Howard 1919 AL2, Jesse Fane 1890 AL3, William J. 1861 AL4, Jefferson J. 1812 GA or TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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THOMAS BRACK “TIM” ALFORD, JR.,

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Gadsden Times on the same day.]

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—Monday, 29 June 2009

 

 

HOKES BLUFF [Etowah Co.]—Thomas Brack “Tim” Alford, Jr., 72, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2009, at his residence. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Chapel with Doug Alford officiating and a special prayer by Anthony Copeland. Burial will follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12-2 p.m. on Tuesday prior to service.

            Mr. Alford was a charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was owner/operator of Alford Drywall for over 30 years, and T.A. Motors for 20 years as well. Mr. Alford was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

            He was preceded in death by his parents TB and Eva Alford and special friend of many years James Patterson.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 26 years, Judy Moore Alford; son, Thomas Brack (Debbie) Alford, Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter, Lori Miller, Southside; step-son, Van (Tina) Hill, Altoona; brothers, Doug Alford and Buddy (Annette) Alford; sisters, Mildred (Ray) McCarver, all of Glencoe, Linda Norris, Sherry (Charles) Thornton, Ruby (Henry) McClain, all of Hokes Bluff; grandchildren, Madeline and Brackston Alford, Knoxville, Tenn., Caleb Woodard, Southside, Kinley and Sara Grace Miller, Southside; step-grandchildren, Van Brooks, Attalla, Cade Hill, Altoona, Christian Brooks, Alabama City, Caitlin Gattis, Gadsden, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Jackie McNutt, Craig Nelson, Vincent Butts, Jackie Knighten, Ronnie Head, and special brother-in-law Charles Thornton.

            Special thanks to Dr. G. Patel and staff, Riverview Regional Medical Center Cath Lab nurses and staff.

 

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THOMAS F. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____ February 1945

 

Photo and text from “a yearbook given to the families in the Valley area after WWII, in the 1950’s”

 

            Thomas Alford was born in Clay County, Alabama, January 16, 1925, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Alford. He attended the Clay County Consolidated School, and was employed by the Langdale Mill before entering the service September 18, 1943. He served as a paratrooper in the European Theater and was wounded in December, 1944. He was killed in action February 8, 1945, on the German-Belgian border. He was awarded the ETO ribbon with battle stars, Purple Heart with cluster, and Presidential Citation of Death.

 

Bethany Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Mellow Valley, Clay Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Edith Blankenship - edithcb@charter.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: From Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254: “This would have been at the end of the Battle of the Bulge. He was with the 82nd Airborne Division that was trapped in Bastogne when the Germans broke through the Bulge in Dec 1944, when he was wounded the first time.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas F. 1925 AL1, Clarence E. 1904 AL2, Almon Christopher 1880 AL3, Virgil Almon Christopher 1857 AL4, Thomas Lafayette 1834 GA5, Julius Charles 1805 NC6, Job 1763 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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TRAVIS ALFORD

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—8 June 2001

 

HOKES BLUFF—Graveside services were at Hokes Bluff Cemetery for Travis “Bit” Alford, 70, of Hokes Bluff, who died on Wednesday, June 6, 2001. Glencoe-Hokes Bluff Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford retired from Alabama Power Steam Plant and was the owner of Alford’s Market in Hokes Bluff.

            He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy Alford; brother, Donald Alford; and his parents, Roy and Alma Alford.

            Survivors include his son, James Alford of Hokes Bluff; daughter, Martha Jean (Charles) Osborn, Gadsden; three brothers, Bobby (Lorene) Alford, Sardis, Dr. Billy (Martha) Alford, Georgia, Roy (Mary) Alford, Centre; four sisters, Faye (Bill) Hughes, Trussville, Sybil Chapman, Georgia, Janice Alford, Webster’s Chapel, and Carolyn Tucker, Texas; sister-in-law, Alma Alford; aunt Hazel Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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TREY DYLAN ALFORD

 

PICKENS COUNTY HERALD

Carrollton, Pickens Co., AL—Saturday, 27 May 2006

 

 

            Graveside services for infant Trey Dylan Alford of Buhl [Tuscaloosa Co.], Ala. were held at 11 a.m. May 18 at Sunset Memorial Park with ... Sunset Funeral Home directing.

            He was preceded in death by his grandfather Randal Alford. He died May 15, 2006 at the age of 2 1/2 months.

            Survivors include his parents Daphne Nell Hall and James Everett Alford, both of Buhl; brothers Jessie James Alford and Tyler Kennith Alford, both of Buhl,; grandparents Elaine and Shellie Hudson, Buhl, Timothy Grant Hall, Northport, and Phiyllis and Lonnie Tucker, DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; great-grandparents Glenn and Nell Jones, Northport, and Fred E. and Gladys Louise Montgomery, Akron; great-great-grandmother Gladys A. Duren; aunts and uncles, Kristi and Dennis Hilburn, Coker, Erica and Andy Andrews, Samantha; cousins Sarah and Angel Hilburn, both of Coker, and Will and Haleigh Andrews, both of Samantha.

            Pallbearers were Dennis Hilburn, Andy Andrews, Lonnie Narrimore and Doug Montgomery.

            Honorary pallbearers were members of the New Beginning Family Worship Center.

 

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W. EDDIE ALFORD SR.

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Friday, 1 July 2005

 

            Mr. W. Eddie Alford Sr., of Tuscaloosa [Tuscaloosa Co.] and formerly of Samson [Geneva Co.], Ala. died Tuesday, June 28, 2005, in Tuscaloosa after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2005, from the First Baptist Church in Samson. Burial will follow in Eden Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford was the head of the Works Department and was the fire chief of the City of Samson for many years.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife, Abbie Jones Alford. He was the last of 13 brothers and sisters.

            Survivors include his son, William Eddie Alford, Jr. and his wife, Leah of Tuscaloosa.

            Pittman Funeral Home of Samson is in charge of the arrangements. 

 

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W.L. “GROUCHO” ALFORD

 

ANNISTON STAR

Anniston, Calhoun Co., AL—18 January 2001

 

HEFLIN [Cleburne Co.]—Services for W.L. (Groucho) Alford, 66, of Heflin will be Friday at 2 p.m. (EST) at Garner Funeral Home, Hay’s Mill Chapel in Carrollton, Ga.... Interment will be in Glenn Memorial Gardens....

            Mr. Alford died Monday.

            Survivors include his wife, Sarah Wallace Alford of Heflin; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debra Alford Latham and Bill Latham of Batavia, Ohio, Monica Alford Dobbs and Casey Dobbs of Villa Rica, Ga., Terri Wallace Zimmerman and Keith Zimmerman of Whitesburg, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Duane Wallace and Kathy Wallace of Carrollton, Ga.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, H.T. Alford and Glenda Alford of Rome, Ga., Hubert Alford and Nelda Alford of Gadsden and Jack Alford and Beth Alford of Centre; his mother, Annie Spinks Alford of Centre; 18 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Johnny Campbell, Ronnie Burchfield, Coach Jimmy Johnson, Richard Parsons, Greg Miller and Joey Godwin.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Wendell Huddleston, Hubert Palmer, Dewey Lyner, Don Yearwood, D.P. Henson, nephews and grandsons.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his father, Hardeman Alford; two daughters, Krystal Alford Stephens and Twyla Wallace Mickey; a son, Jeffery Louis Alford; a sister, Nell Marie Gabbard, and three brothers, Neil Alford, Edsel Alford, and Talmedge Alford.

            Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 285 County Road 208, Wedowee, AL.

 

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WALTER FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

ALABAMA JOURNAL

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—19 October 1956

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

HOLTVILLE [Elmore Co.]—Alford, Walter Franklin, 69, died at his home Tuesday morning.

            Survivors include a son, Billy Alford, Holtville; six brothers, A.L. and J.A. Alford, Holtville; O.W. Alford, Wetumpka; Will Alford, Macon, Ga., and Roy and Emmett Alford, Chisholm; and a sister Mrs. Mamie Hudson, Gray, Ga.

            Funeral services were at 11 a.m. today from the Shoal Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. David H. Bentley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Evans Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing.

 

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WALTER ROSS ALFORD, JR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 7 November 1953

 

            Alford, Walter R., a resident of Camden, died at 10:45 Thursday [November 5]. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Blanche L. Alford, Camden; three sisters, Mrs. L.L. McConnell, Mangham, La.; Mrs. A.C. Carlton, and Mrs. W.L. Haybart, Camden.

            Funeral services will be held from the Camden Presbyterian Church Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Camden Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Walter Ross Alford Sr. and Julia E. Fuller Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Blanche Laye Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Walter Ross 1893 AL1, Walter Ross 1859 AL2, William Thomas 1826 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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WALTER ROSS ALFORD, SR.

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Thursday, 3 February 1938

 

Walter R. Alford Dies In Selma

 

SELMA, ALA., Feb. 2-(Special)—Walter Ross Alford, prominent retired businessman of Camden, died at a hospital here tonight at 8:15 o’clock. He was 79 years old.

            Mr. Alford had been in declining health for several months. His condition became acutely worse in the past few days.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Julia F. Alford; a son, Walter Ross Alford, Jr., of Camden; four daughters, Mrs. L.L. McConnell, of Mangham, La.; Mrs. W.H. Hybart and Mrs. A.C. Carlton, of Camden.

            Funeral arrangement will be announced by Breslin-Service. Burial will be at Canton Bend.

 

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MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 5 February 1938

 

            W.R. Alford, Sr. Selma, Ala., Feb 4.-(Special)-The body of Walter Ross Alford, Sr., 79, a former mayor of Camden, who died in a Selma hospital last night after an illness of several weeks was returned to Camden this morning where the funeral was held at 4 p.m. from the Alford residence. Burial was in Canton Bend Cemetery, with Breslin-Service in charge.

            Mr. Alford had been in a critical condition since Saturday when he was readmitted to a Selma hospital for further treatment.

            A retired capitalist, he spent his entire life in the Camden area, where he was closely identified with many of that section’s pioneer families. Eight years ago, Mr. Alford served as mayor of Camden. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Julia Fuller Alford, three daughters, Mrs. A.C. Carlton and Mrs. W.L. Hybart of Camden and Mrs. L.L. McConnell of Mangum, La., and one son, Walter B. Alford, Jr. of Camden, also three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Julia E. Fuller Alford; and his son Walter Ross Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Walter Ross 1893 AL1, Walter Ross 1859 AL2, William Thomas 1826 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—10 October 2003

 

            Mr. William Alford—A native of Leaksville, MS and a resident of Turnerville died at a local hospital Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at the age of 82.

            He is survived by his wife, Clara Alford; eight children, Ray (Pat) Alford, Donnie Lanier, both of Semmes, Jerry (Freda) Alford of Statesville, NC, Shirley (Mike) Smith-Lane, Cathy (Brad) Hearn, both of Mobile, Nona (Mickey) Platt of Spanish Fort, Patsy Allen of Mobile and Brenda (Jamie) West of Axis; a sister, Adelaide A. Swindell of Leaksville, MS; two brothers, James (June) Alford of Lenox, AL and Aubrey Alford of Las Vegas, NV; seventeen grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            …. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment will follow at 12 noon in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Leaksville, MS. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, AL.

 

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WILLIAM ANSLEY ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—9 June 1935

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

DOTHAN, ALA., June 8.—(Special)—William Ansley Alford, 45, former Coast Line Railroad employee at Montgomery, died at his home here at 9 o’clock tonight. Mr. Alford moved here from Montgomery about six months ago.

            Surviving are his widow, one sister, Mrs. Jack Cook, of Montgomery, and two brothers, J.A., of Dothan, and L.H., of Chattahoochee, Fla.

            The funeral will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Pallbearers will be employees of the Coast Line Railroad.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Lodwick Herrin Alford; and sister Mattie Bell Alford Booth in this compilation

            William was born 3 October 1889. His sister, Mrs. Jack Cook, was Cora Connell Alford. Brother L.H. was Lodwick Herrin Alford Jr. and J.A. was probably Albert Augusta Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William Ansley 1889 AL1, Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL2, Julius Caesar 1799 GA3, Lodwick 1775 NC4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIAM AUSTIN ALFORD

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 29 March 2011

 

            William Austin Alford- age 85. A native of Philadelphia, MS and a resident of Citronelle, AL went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2011.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Myrtle and Lace Alford.

            Survivors include daughters, Cynthia Hill (Tony), Pam Savell (Randy), Karen Terry, Edie Stokley (Carl); brothers, Dezmon Alford (Marie), Tom Alford (Hildred); sisters, Evelyn McCardle, Earsel Bender (Don); six grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Stacey, Leslie Moye, Allen Terry, Randy Savell, Tony Hill and Carl Stokely.

            Visitation will be held at Gilmer’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. Graveside services will follow visitation at Mobile Memorial Gardens. The Family of William Alford would like to extend a “Very Special Thank You” to all the nurses and staff at Citronelle Convalescent Center and to Gilmer’s Funeral Home.

FAG photo requested 7/5/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William A. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 18 Nov 1925, last residence Citronelle, Mobile Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, Thomas Benjamin Alford, Henry Howard Alford, and Hubard Hamilton Alford (with census data) in Mississippi Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC.

            Her lineage: William Austin 1925 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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WILLIAM CHESTER “DUTCH” ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Friday, 5 March 1999

 

            William C. “Dutch” Alford—A native of Leakesville, MS and a resident of Eight Mile died in a local hospital on Wednesday, March 3, 1999.

            He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Verga Alford and one son, Eugene Alford.

            He is survived by four children, Frances (Alfred) Thomas, Prichard, Flora (Joe) Maples, Birmingham, AL, Gary Alford, Kushla, Debbie (Delbert) Burgard, Kushla; one brother, Mayburn “Curley” Alford; 16 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one beloved pet, Coco, nieces, nephews, other relatives and good friends.

            .... Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 6, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Alabama.

 

In another article, same source:

 

            William C. “Dutch” Alford, a retired supervisor with General Roofing Co., died Wednesday at a local hospital. He was 82. Alford, a native of Leakesville, Miss., was a longtime resident of Kushla.

            Survivors include three daughters, Frances Thomas of Prichard, Flora Maples of Birmingham and Debra Burgard of Kushla; a son, Gary Alford of Kushla; a brother, Mayburn Alford of York, Ala.; 16 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

            Visitation will be this evening from 5 to 8 at Radney Funeral Home in Saraland. Services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial at Pine Crest Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa Enochs Davison

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Aug 1916, last residence Eight Mile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his brother Everett Lee Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandmother Frances Virginia Reed Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: William Chester 1916 MS1, Everett Lee 1882 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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WILLIAM HERBERT ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—26 January 2004

 

            William Herbert Alford—Age 81. Born in Brewton, AL and a resident of Mobile for sixty years, died Saturday, January 24, 2004.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army, 17th (later known as 82nd) Airborne during World War II where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. He retired from Scott Paper Company after thirty-seven years of service.

            He is preceded in death by a son, William C. “Butch” Alford and is survived by his wife, Marie L. Alford of Eight Mile, AL and his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bill Heiter of Mobile; a daughter-in-law, Connie (Tony) Clark; his brother and sister-in-law, Mason and Jean Alford of Franklin, GA; three grandchildren, Jackie and Jay Ritchie, John Heiter and Catherine Alford; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Katie Ritchie; many nieces and nephews….

            Funeral services will be held from the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home-Saraland on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. with interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, AL.

 

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MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—30 January 2004

 

            William Herbert Alford—Funeral services were held in the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 10:00 a.m….       Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cochran, E.E. Rester, Dennis Gentry, C.A. Ivey, Ty Alford, Robert Harrison, and Charlie Hendrix. Pallbearers were William L. Heiter, John Heiter, Julius M Ritchie, Anthony Clark, Virgil Broadus, Harold Harris.

            Full military honors were rendered at the grave side by VFW Post 49, Veterans of Foreign Wars…. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens….

 

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WILLIAM J. ALFORD

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—28 August 1941

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

GADSDEN, Ala.—Funeral services for William J. Alford, 79, who died at the home of his son, C.W. Alford, on Gadsden Route 3 Thursday, was held at the New Bethel Church at 2 p.m. Friday with the Rev. T.N. Chandler officiating.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ann Alford, of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; three sons, C.M. and H.T. Alford of Gadsden Route 3, and S.J. Alford, of Glencoe. Two brothers, Allen Alford, of Piedmont, and Forrest Alford, of Gallant, also survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Allen Alford; and his grandson Perry Mason Alford in this compilation.

            From AAFA records: William J. Alford was born in September 1861 [1900 census] in Alford’s Bend, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL, the son of Jefferson J. Alford and Nancy Gulledge.

            His widow, Ann, was his second wife, Sarah Ann Bone. His first wife was Samantha J. Bone, the mother of his children. Sons: C.M. is Charles Montgomery, H.T. is Hardeman Talmadge, and S.J. is Scott Junior.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com in New Bethel Cemetery, Hokes Bluff, Etowah Co., AL, says he was born in 1862 and died in 1941.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William J. 1861 AL1, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

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WILLIAM MICHAEL ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Taken at CSX Railroad (Boyles Yard) Birmingham, AL, in Summer 2004

Permission granted by the contributor/photographer, Tina Alford Cutright

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Saturday, 21 July 2007

 

            Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Crestwood Chapel for Mr. William Michael Alford Sr., 63, Pelham, who died Friday, July 20, 2007.... Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Air Force, then moved on to the phone company and cable company. He then settled into CSX Transportation, and was there for approximately 30 years.

            He was preceded in death by parents, Alton and Lois Alford.

            He is survived by son, William Michael Alford Jr. and wife Klancy Alford; daughter, Tina Rochelle Cutwright; and grandchildren, Dustin and Dakota Cutwright.

            Mike Alford was a hero, an inspiration, and the greatest man ever....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 28 Feb 1944, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gail Valentine Alford Richardson, in this compilation.

            His memorial at Find A Grave was posted by his daughter Tina. His parents were Alton Lee Alford and Lois Pauline Harrell, buried in the same cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Michael 1944 AL1, Alton Lee 1916 AL2, Jesse Fane 1890 AL3, William J. 1861 AL4, Jefferson J. 1812 GA/TN5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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WILLIAM MIRAH ALFORD

Grandfather of Charles Dalma Alford, AAFA #0072

Great-Grandfather of Anne Elizabeth Alford Flippin, AAFA #0033

 

BIRMINGHAM NEWS

Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL—Tuesday, 21 November 1944

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            William Mirah Alford, age 75, of 1158 11th Ave., S., passed away at the residence Monday p.m. [November 20].

            He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mamie Rheams Alford, of B’ham; 2 sons, William Percy Alford, of Atlanta, Ga.; Chas. D. Alford, of B’ham; 2 brothers, L.T. Alford, of Ponchatoula, La.; John Alford, of Franklin, La.; one sister, Mrs. Eula Gray, of Hattiesburg, Miss.

            Remains will be sent to Ponchatoula, La., Tuesday p.m. by Ridout’s Brown-Service for funeral services and interment.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Rheams Alford, in this compilation.

            William was born 13 Dec 1868 in Pike Co., MS, the son of John Milton Alford and Sarah Margaret Tyler. The brother “L.T.” was Lucius Tyler, and brother John was John Milton Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William Mirah 1868 MS1, John Milton 1842 MS2, William 1804 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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WILLIAM PERRY ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Saturday, 14 May 1938

 

            W.P. Alford Wetumpka, Ala. May 13.– (Special) –Funeral for William P. Alford, 63, employee of L&N railroad who was accidentally killed at Decatur Tuesday afternoon was held from the family residence at Elmore at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Fred Davis, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Mount Hebron Cemetery, McMorris-Harden in charge.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Alford; two sons, Bernard and Gerald Alford, two daughters, Mrs. B.R. Tatum and Miss Nina Alford.

 

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WILLIAM RICHARD ALFORD

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—Tuesday, 17 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mr. William Richard Alford—Age 79. A native of Dothan, AL, and a resident of Mobile, died Monday, November 16, 1998 in a local hospital. He is survived by his wife Jonnie Alford, Mobile; one sister, Betty A. Baker, Montgomery, AL.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 18, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Pine Crest Funeral Home.... Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery.... Funeral arrangements by Pine Crest Funeral Home, 1939 Dauphin Island Pkwy., Mobile, AL 36605….

 

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Waiting for permission from Tim Childree - CreepyCemeteryDude@gmail.com – emailed 7/4/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 Dec 1918, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William Richard 1918 AL1, Albert Augusta 1892 AL2, Lodwick Herrin 1855 AL3, Julius Caesar 1799 GA4, Lodwick 1775 NC5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WILLIE LEE UPSHAW ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Friday, 13 March 2009

 

 

PITTSVIEW, AL—Mrs. Willie Lee Alford, 87, of 10 Spartan Road of Pittsview, AL, died Thursday, March 5, 2009 in Phenix City, AL. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. EST Saturday, March 14, 2009 at Antioch Baptist Church, Pittsview, AL, with Rev. Daniel Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, according to Taylor Funeral Home, Phenix City, AL. Visitation is today from 1 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born February 22, 1921 in Russell County, AL, the daughter of the late Prudence Tarver Upshaw and William Upshaw. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Pittsview, AL. She was educated at Antioch School.

            Survivors include four sons, William Alford of Orlando, FL, Ellis Alford, Jr., of Pittsview, AL, Frank Alford (Emma) of Seale, AL and Arthur Alford of Lafayette, AL; four daughters, Rosie Perry (Jimmy) of Phenix City, AL, Jennie Perry (Sammy) of Camp Springs, MD, Martha (Ya Ya Islam) of Columbus, GA and Marie (Hosie) Battle of Columbus, GA; 26 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

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WILLIS E. “BILL” ALFORD

Uncle of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—10 December 2003

 

            Services for W.E. “Bill” Alford were held Monday, Dec. 8, 2003 at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.... Burial was in North Bend Methodist Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 92, died in Eight Mile Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Eight Mile, Ala.

            He was retired from the City of Prichard, Ala. He was a Methodist.

            Survivors include three sons, Charles Alford of Philadelphia, Norman Alford of Chunchula, Ala. and Raybon Alford of Eight Mile, Ala.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Mike Alford, Kinnie Alford, Hank Pilgrim, Mitch Alford, Kevin Alford and Eddie Champion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that W.E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Apr 1911, last residence Mobile, Mobile Co., AL.

            See the obituary of his brother Mose H. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Gene Nelson Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His parents were Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            In 1930, Riley, Neshoba Co., MS, Willie E. Alford, age 18, is listed with his parents, Benjamin F. Alford 74 and his wife Rebecca C. 63, and his brothers Edwin 27 and Moses 23. In 1920 Willis E. Alford, 7 MS, is listed with his parents and brothers in Wister, LeFlore Co., OK.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC.

            His lineage: W.E. 1911 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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WOODROW WILSON HALLFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ October 2003

 

BUTLER, AL—Services for Woodrow Wilson Hallford will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gilbertown Church of God.... Burial will be in Brightwater Cemetery. Bumpers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hallford, 85, of Toxey [Choctaw Co.], died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, in Toxey.

            Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Norma Jean Hallford of Toxey daughters, Betty Jackson and her husband Sheridan, and Brenda Carlisle, all of Gilbertown; a son, Larry Hallford and his wife Kathy of Gilbertown; brothers, Otis Hallford of Atlanta, Moses Hallford of Mobile and Jr. Hallford of Red Level; sisters, Bessie Reynolds of Mobile, Bertie Mae Spears of Atlanta and Virginia Norwood of San Antonio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter Barbara and an infant great-granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that W.W. Hallford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 Dec 1917. His last residence is listed as Toxey, Choctaw Co., AL.