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NOTE: All TBO.com obits are published on the same day in the Tampa Tribune.

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL

 

9/14/08 All Alford and spelling variations obits from the Tallahassee Democrat were obtained from ObitsArchive.com.

 

12/9/2011 Checked GenealogyBank for Historical Alfords (0 obits)

 

12/23/2011 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords, 1970-1985 (9 obits)

1/18/2012 – checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 1986 (5 obits)

2/20/2012 – checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 1987 (9 obits)

2/20/2012 – checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 1988 (5 obits)

2/27/2012 – checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 1989 (13 obits)

 

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1/2/2012 – checked for all FAG Halford photos

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FLORIDA 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 included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. 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.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page and may include more information.

 

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: 29 FEBRUARY 2012

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Florida 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. John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations (DNA Group One)

 

2. Lodwick Alford (ca1710–1800) Genealogy, Three Generations (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to #1. See also the separate genealogies for Lodwick’s children and grandchildren:

 

            Kinchen Alford 1768

                        William Alford 1794 NC (4 Generations)

            James Alford 1740              

                        Cullen Alford 1775 NC ( 4 Generations)

            Jacob Alford 1738: Known Descendants of Jacob Alford & Mary Pace

            See Also Joan Harley’s Jacob Alford Family History

                        Warren Alford 1770 (5 Generations)

 

3. Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820) (DNA Group One)

 

4. Known Descendants of Julius Alford (1717–1771), Three Generations (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to #1. See also the separate genealogies for Julius’s children and grandchildren:

 

            John Alford about 1747

                        Thomas Alford about 1795 NC (5 Generations)

            Goodrich Alford about 1750

                        Jeptha Alford about 1797 NC (4 Generations)

            Jacob Alford 1761 NC (2 Generations)

            Job Alford about 1763

                        John Turner Alford 1800 NC (4 Generations)

                        Julius Charles Alford 1805 NC (4 Generations))

                        Henry Miles Alford 1815 SC (4 Generations)

 

5. Known Descendants of John Alford born about 1787 SC

 

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

This line may go back to #3, but there is no proof.

 

7. Descendants of William Alford of Horry Co., SC, b. about 1760 (DNA Group One)

 

8. Known Descendants of Terrell Alford, 1814 NC–1857 MS.

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

FL Deaths: Florida Death Index, 1877–1998

FL Marriages: Florida Marriage Collection, 1822–1875 and 1927–2001

FL Divorces: Florida Divorce Index, 1927–2001

 

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A.V. ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 22 July 1994

 

            A.V. Alford, 65, of Mayo [Lafayette Co.] died Wednesday [July 20] in Gainesville [Alachua Co.]. The service was held on Saturday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mayo with burial at the church cemetery.

            A native of Columbia County, he had lived in Mayo since 1973. He was retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and was retired from the State Department of Corrections after 16 years. He was a member of the Mayo Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 119 and served as worshipful master in 1993.

            He is survived by a son, Randy Alford of Colorado; a stepson, Benjamin Folsom of Dumfries, Virginia; two daughters, Gwen Lord and Sylvia Badger, both of Mayo; a stepdaughter, Myrna Lee of White Springs; two brothers, Dan Alford of Fort White and Edgar Alford of Lake City; four sisters, Lessie Wheeler of Jacksonville, Delma Cobb of Middleburg, Callie Register of Lake City, and Zona Mae Heath of Leesburg; and ten grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Lafayette Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jack W. Fountain

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.V. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Dec 1928, last residence Mayo, Lafayette Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists A.V. Alford, born 26 March 1929, died 20 July 1994 in Alachua Co. This birth date is probably incorrect since he is age 1 year 3 months on the 1930 census in Suwanee Shoals, Columbia Co, FL, dated April 15.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Callie Alford Register, Lessie Alford Wheeler, Levern Alford, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            In every record in which he appears, including the 1930 census, he is listed as “A.V. Alford.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: A.V. 1929 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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ABNER JAMES “A.J.” ALFORD

 

[An identical article was published on the same day in the Ocala Star-Banner.]

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL— Tuesday, 6 December 2011

 

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            “A.J.” (Abner James) Alford died December 4, 2011 at his home in Gainesville Florida surrounded by his family. A.J., a fifth generation Floridian, was born in near Everglades City in 1937, moving to the Orange Lake area as a child. There he excelled with the Future Farmers of America and received the State Award. He attended the University of Florida, and became a Master Electrician and the owner of Alford Electric in 1970. He was member of the LDS Church where he was a Scoutmaster of Troop 128. His spare time was spent farming—he loved providing his family with food from the work of his own hands.

            He was preceded in death by his grandson Joseph Peter Williamson and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Jane Billings Alford, and his nine children, Mary Catherine Alford, James David Alford, Richard Abner Alford, Stephen Henry Alford, Jennifer Lorraine Jeffers, Margery Leah Marino, Wendy Joy Hill, John Eric Alford, and Amy Jo Wise. He is also survived by his two sisters, Mildred Johnson and Annie Mae Burch and his 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held at 1:30PM on Wednesday December 7, 2011 at the LDS Church located at 3745 NW 16th Blvd, Gainesville Florida, a brief viewing will be held before the services. Interment will follow at Millwood Cemetery in Reddick Florida at 3:30PM.

            Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S Main St Gainesville FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

 

Photo from Millwood Cemetery, Reddick, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McCaffery

Photo taken 27 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Hattie M. Ard Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Abner James 1937 FL1, Abner Noel 1902 FL2, Wiley Halcott 1878 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1740 VA/NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ABRAHAM ALFORD

 

[He died in FL, but we are also publishing his obituary with the Massachusetts Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Saturday, 29 July 1995

 

            Alford, Abraham, of North Miami Beach, died Wednesday. Services in Boston. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels, North Miami Beach.

 

In another article:

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Friday, 28 July 1995

 

            Alford, Abraham, 79, of North Miami Beach, died Wednesday. Services in Massachusetts. Levitt-Weinstein North Miami Beach Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abraham Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 25 May 1916, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We published the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Cutler Alford; and his siblings Helen Alford Kopkind and Hyman Alford in the Massachusetts Obituaries compilation.

 

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AGNES WORLEY ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—12 November 2002

 

OCALA—Agnes Alford, 84, a homemaker, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, at Munroe Regional Medical Center.

            A native of Bronson [Levy Co.], she moved here 47 years ago. Mrs. Alford was a member of Maricamp Road Church of Christ. She enjoyed country music, sewing and canning.

            She is survived by her son, Elmer Worley, Ocala; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Dora Christian Home and Bible School.

            Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, provided information.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ALBERT GREENE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—12 March 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Albert Greene, 84, of 4109 17th St. N, St. Petersburg, died Wednesday (March 11, 1987) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Bay Pines. Born in Garfield, Ga., he came here in 1965 from Brandon. He was retired from the maintenance department of the General Services Administration in Tampa, where he was a member of the American Legion Post 5. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, St. Petersburg Lodge 139 F&AM and past patron of Eureka Chapter 5 OES. An Army veteran of World War I, he served with the Navy Seabees during World War II.

            Survivors include his wife Ivy Pearl; a daughter Gwen Farmer, Tampa; two stepdaughters, Helen B. Ellinwood, St. Petersburg, and Zelda V. Harris, Yuba City, Calif.; a brother Hinton, Lakeland; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

            Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

 

Photo from Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John C. Carter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Albert Greene Alford, born 26 June 1902, died 11 March 1987 in Pinellas Co..

            Albert Greene Alford was born in Emanuel Co., GA, the son of William Peter Alford and Nettie Forehand. His daughter is the only child of his first marriage to Marie Singley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Albert Greene 1902 GA1, William Peter 1881 GA2, Green Colquitt 1853 GA3, William Benjamin 1825 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALDEN ALFORD, JR.

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—9 December 2009

 

            Alford, Alden Jr., 80, of Zephyrhills, Fla., passed away in Dade City, Fla., December 2, 2009. He was born August 5, 1929, in Fayette, Ind., to Alden Sr. and Cora (Sherwood) Alford, and came to Zephyrhills in 2000 from Indiana. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a maintenance supervisor for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and was of the Protestant faith.

            He is survived by Lewana Alford of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a son, Jeffrey L. Alford of Tampa; two daughters, Patricia Ann Geurin of Zephyrhills, and Barbara Jo Chapman of Wesley Chapel, Fla.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Wilson of Tampa and Ruth Auld of Pinellas Park; and several nieces and nephews.

            He is predeceased by a sister, Opal Edicott of North Carolina. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2009, at Whitfield Funeral Home, with Chaplain Dick Fisher officiating. Interment will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alden Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Zephyrhill, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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ALICE C. GLENDENING HALFORD LONG

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Sunday, 18 July 2004

 

            Alice Long of Gainesville died on Friday [July 16] at her home after a brief illness. She was 78.

            Mrs. Long was born in Detroit. She moved to Gainesville from Miami in 1995. She attended Miami High School. She had worked as a caretaker and a waitress. She was a member of the Gainesville Lions Club, the Barnacle Busters, the Florida Council for the Blind, and TOPS.

            She was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina L. Russo.

            Survivors include a daughter, Linda Susan DiFranco of Gainesville; a son, George Steven Halford of Wallingford, VT; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Milam Funeral and Cremation Services handled arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice C. Long (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 Sept 1925, last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL,

 

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ALICE C. PITTS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 7 October 2009

 

            Ms. Alice C. Alford, 75, passed away on Oct. 3, 2009. A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc., 5660 Moncrief Road, Jacksonville, FL 32209 (904)768-0507.

 

In another article:

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 8 October 2009

 

            Ms. Alice C. Alford, 75, passed away on Oct. 3, 2009

            Funeral service will be held Sat., Oct. 10, 2009, 11 AM at the Mortuary.

            Visitation will be held Fr., 5–7 PM at C.L. Page Mortuary, Inc., 3031 Moncrief Rd., Carla L. Page.

            Please sign the guestbook @ Jacksonville.com.

 

Photo from Restlawn Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha L. Powe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ALMA IRENE JORDAN ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 February 2008

 

 

            Alma Irene Jordan Alford, age 88, of Ponce de Leon, Fla., passed away peacefully Feb. 18, 2008, surrounded by family and friends.

            She was born on Feb. 11, 1920, in Franklin County, Ga., to Sam and Vera Berryman Jordan. She was a resident of the Bridge Creek Community most of her life and a member of Bridge Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Alford enjoyed cooking, gardening, and caring for family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Her family and friends feel truly blessed to have been a part of the life of such a wonderful person.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Vera Jordan of Melrose, Fla.; her husband of 65 years, Lowery L. “Doc” Alford; two sons, Clyde A. Alford and Alvin E. Alford; one daughter-in-law, Mary Alford; three brothers, John W. Jordan, Roy L. Jordan and Clifford W. Jordan; and two sisters, Willie M. Jordan and Lucille Jordan Foucart.

            She is survived by one daughter, Edwina Alford Hammond and husband Emory of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one brother, Rufus P. Jordan and wife Celia of Melrose, Fla.; and one sister, Lois Peterson and husband Dwight of Palatka, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Jonice Arban and husband Bob of Ponce de Leon; eight grandchildren, Bill Hammond and wife Sheila of Leslie, Ga., Carol Richardson and husband Steve, Bob Hammond and wife Tanya, all of DeFuniak Springs, Tony Alford and wife Carol, Tim Alford and wife Pam, all of Ponce de Leon, Lelia Dodson and husband Scott of Panama City, Fla., Josh Arban and wife Jodi of Westville, Fla., and Luke Arban and wife Rebecca of Freeport, Fla.; one special niece, Betty Grainger of Panama City, Fla.; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great- granddaughter; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            A time of visitation services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home with the Revs. Gary Scott and Joel Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in the Sandy Creek Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.

            Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

WALTON SUN

Santa Rosa Beach, Walton Co., FL—Friday, 22 February 2008

 

            Mrs. Alma Irene Jordan Alford, 88, of Ponce De Leon [Holmes Co.], Florida, passed away peacefully on February 18, 2008, surrounded by family and friends. She was born February 11, 1920 in Franklin County, Georgia, to Sam and Vera Berryman Jordan.

            She was a resident of the Bridge Creek Community most of her life and a member of Bridge Creek Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Her family and friends feel truly blessed to have been a part of the life of such a wonderful person.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Vera Jordan of Melrose, Fla.; her husband of 65 years, Lowery L. “Doc” Alford; two sons, Clyde A. Alford and Alvin E. Alford; one daughter-in-law, Mary Alford; three brothers, John W. Jordan, Roy L. Jordan and Clifford W. Jordan; and two sisters, Willie M. Jordan and Lucille Jordan Foucart.

            She is survived by one daughter, Edwina Alford Hammond and husband Emory of DeFuniak Springs; one brother, Rufus P. Jordan and wife Celia of Melrose, Fla.; one sister, Lois Peterson and husband Dwight of Palatka, Fla.; one daughter-in-law, Jonice Arban and husband Bob of Ponce De Leon; eight grandchildren, Bill Hammond and wife Sheila of Leslie, Ga., Carol Richardson and husband Steve, Bob Hammond and wife Tanya, all of DeFuniak Springs, Tony Alford and wife Carol, Tim Alford and wife Pam, all of Ponce De Leon, Lelia Dodson and husband Scott of Panama City, Fla., Josh Arban and wife Jodi of Westville, Fla., and Luke Arban and wife Rebecca of Freeport; one special niece, Betty Grainger of Panama City; 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral services were conducted on February 21, 2008, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, with Revs.Gary Scott and Joel Glenn officiating. Burial followed in the Sandy Creek Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford’s grandsons served as pallbearers.

            To view obituaries, offer condolences and sign a guest book online, visit www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

 

Photo from Sandy Creek Cemetery, Ponce de Leon, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma I. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Ponce De Leon, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Alvin Ezra Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lowery Lovel 1910 FL1, Charles Lovel Ezra 1877 FL2, William Lafayette 1849 AL3, William Henry 1825 GA4.

 

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ALVIN EZRA ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Saturday, 5 January 2002

 

            Mr. Alvin Alford, 65, of Panama City, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at a local hospital. He had been a resident of the area for 39 years, coming here from Ponce de Leon, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years, Mary Catherine Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church and the Quarter Century Club. He also served his country in the U.S. Army and worked on the first radar site in the United States. Mr. Alford was retired from Arizona Chemical Company.

            A loving father and husband, he leaves behind two daughters, Laura Catherine McFatter and her husband, Jon, of Lynn Haven, and Lelia Ellen Alford of Panama City; his mother, Alma Irene Alford of Ponce de Leon; a sister, Edwina Hammond and her husband, Emory, of DeFuniak Springs; aunts, Lois Peterson and her husband, Dwight, of Melrose, Fla., and Myra Bell Alford of Ponce de Leon; uncles, Reese Padgett of Panama City, Lynn Alford, and Rufus and Celia Jordan of Melrose, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Lelia Morgan and her husband, Henry, of Panama City, Margaret Lewis and her husband, Bennie, of Milton, and Jonice Arban and her husband, Bob, of Ponce de Leon; two brothers-in-law, Edwin Riddle and his wife, Carrie, of New Hope, Fla., and Glen Riddle and his wife, Helene, of Wiesbaden, Germany; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            He was also preceded in death by his father, Lowery L. Alford; and a brother, Clyde Adrian Alford.

            Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at Immanuel Baptist Church.... Interment will be held 2 p.m., Monday at Leonia Cemetery.

            Asked to serve as active pallbearers are his nephews, Tony Alford, Tim Alford, Bill Hammond, Bob Hammond, Steve Richardson, and brother-in-law, Emory Hammond.

            The family will receive friends at the Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Sunday, Jan. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m....

 

Photo from Leonia Cemetery, Leonia, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alvin E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Jan 1936, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Alma Irene Jordan Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see Descendants of William Henry Alford, by John Rogers, AAFA #0544, in Genealogies, AAFA ACTION #56, Spring 2002.

            His lineage: Alvin Ezra 1936 FL1, Lowery Lovel 1910 FL2, Charles Lovel Ezra 1877 FL3, William Lafayette 1849 AL4, William Henry 1825 GA5.

 

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ANDREW H. “TOM” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Monday, 25 August 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Andrew H. (Tom) Alford, 88, of 615 Leffingwell Ave., Ellenton died at a local Hospital Saturday (Aug. 23, 1969). He was born in McCool, MS, and came to Ellenton from Tarpon Springs 60 years ago. He was a retired farmer.

            Mr. Alford made his home with his nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Church and is survived by other nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. F. Clifford Hicks of Calvary Baptist Church and Rev. Jesse T. Joiner of Ellenton First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Ellenton Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Roy Lee Edwards, Irving Taylor, Howell Foy, Sonny Edwards, Lonnie Collins and Jack Greene.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andy H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 March 1881 but that he died 15 Aug 1969, last residence Ellenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Sloan Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANDREW N. ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 16 March 2005

 

 

            Retired Lt. Col. Andrew N. Alford, age 74, of Niceville [Okaloosa Co.], Fla., after an extended illness passed away March 14, 2005, at his home. His loving family was by his side.

            He was born on July 25, 1930, in Bogalusa, La. During his lifetime he had numerous athletic and military achievements. Growing up in Bogalusa he was a graduate of Bogalusa High School. He excelled in football, baseball and track. He was a member of the undefeated, 12–0, State Champion Bogalusa Lumberjack Foot ball Team.

            After high school he received a full football scholarship to attend Louisiana State University. While at LSU he was a standout on the football team, as well as the boxing team. He was named an outstanding player in the 1953 Blue-Gray Classic All-Star Game, which was coached by Paul “Bear” Bryant. After receiving his degree from LSU, he entertained offers to either play football or box professionally. He chose a career in the U.S. Army.

            While his accomplishments are too numerous to list, they include but are not limited to the following: Infantry, Ranger, Airborne, Aviator, Vietnam War 1967–1968, TET Offensive, Company Commander 242nd Assault Helicopter Company, Cu Chi, Vietnam, two Purple Hearts, two Distinguished Flying Crosses with 1st oak leaf cluster; 20 Air Medals, and the Bronze Star Medal.

            He retired from the U.S. Army in 1974. He then joined the Niceville football coaching staff as offensive line and weight training coach. During this time he obtained his master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Troy State University. In 1975, he transferred to Ruckel Junior High School as guidance counselor, teacher and head football coach. After several years at Ruckel Junior High School he retired to enjoy time with is family, playing tennis and fishing.

            Mr. Alford was a 32nd degree Mason and Baptist by faith.

            He was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Ina Alford of Bogalusa; and one son, Keith Braden (Brad) Alford of Niceville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Venita B. Alford; sons, Andrew Alford, Kevin Alford and Michael Alford, all of Niceville; grandsons, Keith Alford of Ashford, Nathan Alford of Sumter, S.C., Kevin Alford, Matthew Alford and Bobby Porter, all of Niceville; and great-grandchildren, Hudson Shelly, Haisten Shelly, both of Ashford, and Katie Marie of Sumter.

            .... The family will receive friends at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Andrew N. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Joseph Henry Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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ANN ALFORD KATES

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—20 June 2008

 

            Mrs. Ann Alford Kates, 84, of Bonifay, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at her home.

            She was born March 28, 1924, in Bonifay, Fla., to the late Paisley and Teresa Childs Alford.

            Mrs. Kates was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bill Kates. She is survived by one son, Warren Saxon and wife, Lana, of DeLand, Fla.; one brother, John Alford and wife, Pat, of Bonifay, Fla.; two sisters, Sue Howell of Bonifay, Fla., and Betty Williams and husband, Earl, of Jacksonville, Texas; one nephew, Andy Howell of Bonifay, Fla.; one niece, Lucy Etheridge of Bonifay, Fla.; three grandchildren, John Saxon, Jeff Saxon and Teri Ashley; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2008, at First United Methodist Church of Bonifay with the Rev. Jim Jines officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in Bonifay City Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of Bonifay, P.O. Box 477, Bonifay, FL 32425.

            Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, Fla., is directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann Alford Kates (SS# issued in FL), last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her father, Walter Paisley Alford, in this compilation. xxx We included the obituary of her sister Betty Jean Alford Williams in Texas Obituaries. [Include this when next TX Obits update after Jan 2012 goes online.]

            For more information on this family, see Alford Brothers in West Florida, AAFA ACTION, September 1988.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ann 1924 FL1, Walter Paisley 1896 GA2, John McRae 1861 SC3, Paisley 1825 NC4, Sion 1796 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ANN M. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 25 May 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

PENSACOLA [FL]—Ann M. Alford, 81, a former longtime employee of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, died of pneumonia Tuesday [May 23] at Sacred Heart Hospital.

            Services are 8 a.m. Friday at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church with burial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Faith Chapel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a Paris, Ky., native, had lived in Pensacola the past 11 years. She worked for many years for the Mississippi Highway Patrol. She was the widow of Harold D. Alford, who had lived in McComb and Jackson.

            Survivors include: daughter, Mary Sue Wheeler of Cincinnati; sisters, Cyrilda Menk of Rogers, Ark., and Joan Gilbert of Enon, Ohio; and four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 July 1913, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

 

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ANNA J. ALFORD PEYRET

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—12 April 2001

 

            Anna J. Peyret, 80, of Pensacola, died on Monday, April 9, 2001. She was a native of Brandon, Mississippi, and had resided in Pensacola for the past 40 years. She was a legal secretary for Lawyers Title for many years.

            Survivors include a son, Louis Peyret, Jr., of Seminole, Alabama; a daughter, Pamela (Ronald) Jones of Richardson, Texas; a brother, Robert L. Alford of Seminole, Alabama; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Her husband of 56 years, Louis Peyret, Sr., preceded Anna in death.

            Graveside services were held on Friday, April 13, 2001, in Eastern Gate Memorial Gardens. Oak Lawn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna J. Peyret (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Sept 1920, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

 

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ANNE TEMPLE LANE AUGUSTINE ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Wednesday, 26 October 2005

 

            Alford, Anne Lane, age 72, passed into the hands of our Lord Saturday, October 22, 2005 at ORMC after a brief illness.

            Anne was born December 17, 1932 in Orlando, FL. Her early years were spent with her parents and brother living in her grandmother’s home on Lake Eola. After graduating from Orlando High School in 1950, she attended Stetson University. She returned to her beloved Orlando where she remained until her death. Anne loved music and was a member of the Bach Festival Choir for over twenty-five years. She was also a member of First Presbyterian Church of Orlando for many years and sang in the choir. She was a proud member of Mensa Society. Anne had a bright and cheerful disposition and made immediate friends wherever she went. She was loved and will be missed by many family members and friends.

            She is survived by her three children Virginia (Jan) Pascoe, Neill Augustine and Carolyn Chilton and her brother, John McNeill Lane. Grandchildren, Margeaux Garrett, Rebecca, Mary Ellen, James, Patricia and John Pascoe.

            Services will be held Thursday, October 27 at 10:30AM in the Reformation Chapel at First Presbyterian Church....

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Meradith McGee-Hale

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anne L. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

 

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ANNIE BELLE MONTFORD ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 September 2007

 

CHATTAHOOCHEE—Annie Belle Montford Alford, 86, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, September 22, 2007, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 26, at Calvary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, September 25, at the church. All arrangements are under the direction of Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Sneads (850-593-9900).

            Mrs. Alford was born in Calhoun County and had lived in Calhoun, Liberty and Jackson counties. She lived the majority of her life, since 1955, in Gadsden County. She retired from the Florida State Hospital after 24 years of service as a Unit Shift Supervisor. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Chattahoochee.

            Survivors include her brother, Roy Dowling Montford (and wife June) of Selma, California; six children, Faye Faircloth of Clarksville, FIa., Duncan Alford of Calloway, FIa., Rusha Sims (and husband Billy) of Phenix City, AIa., Nedra Owens (and husband Doyle), Daniel Alford (and wife Karen) and Zilla Thompson (and husband Jerry), all of Chattahoochee; 11 grandchildren, Lynn Pitts (and husband Richmond) of Clarksville, FIa., Kathy Bunge (and husband George) of Cottondale, FIa., Jimmy Owens of Chattahoochee, Dana Montenieri (and husband Mark) of Chattahoochee, Jessica Dean and Timothy Sanderson of Seymore, Tenn., Deondra Smith (and husband David), Billy Sims (and wife Karen), Brian Sims and Stacy Fuller, all of Phenix City, AIa., Tricia Williams (and husband Baron), Jimmy Thompson (and wife Alissa), all of Grand Ridge, FIa., and Jessica Thompson of Greensboro, Fla.; 20 great-grandchildren, Britney Evers, Rebecca Pitts, Dara Taylor (and husband Jeff), Allison Bunge, James Owens, Jonathan Owens, Amanda Montenieri, Zackery Montenieri, James Dean, Ashley Dean, Karly Sims, Camryn Fuller, Blake Sims, Cyndal Goodwin, Miranda Smith, Miracle Williams, Wyatt Wiggins and Destiny Williams; and two great-great-grandchildren, Haley and Brice Lamberth.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Ella Mae Goodman Montford; her father, Jesse Edgar Montford; her husband of 54 years, Duncan U. Fletcher Alford; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Montford Carter; and one brother, Jesse James Montford.

            Funeral Home 662-682-7582

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 24 Jan 1921, last residence Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Duncan U. Fletcher Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE HAWKINS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 27 July 2006

 

QUINCY [Gadsden Co.]—Annie Alford, 71, an aide, died Saturday, July 22, 2006. The service will be at noon EDT Saturday at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery. Family will receive friends from noon to 6 p.m. EDT Friday at Betsey Funeral Home (850-627- 9541). She was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Quincy.

            Survivors include four daughters, Bernice Alford and Lorene Alford, both of Quincy, and Janice Nelson and Patricia Collins, both of Columbia, S.C.; two sons, Lonnie Alford of Columbus, Ga., and Nathaniel Alford of Tallahassee; three sisters, Cora Byrant of Mystic, Ga., and Inez Lockwood and Ethel Outley, both of Quincy; two brothers, Frank Hawkins of Pensacola and Willie Hawkins of Tallahassee; 15 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNIE INAH ANDERSON ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—6 November 2003

 

            Annie Inah Anderson Alford was born November 7, 1905, in Horry County South Carolina. She married Robert Vaughn Alford on November 18, 1920. They were married for 43 years.

            She went home to be with the Lord November 3, 2003.

            She is survived by her children: Alma (Jim) Larsen, Burlinton, WA; Doris Crosslen, Brunswick, GA; Robert Vaughn, Jr., Kingsland, GA and Irene (Dick) Weller, Fernandina Beach, FL; grandchildren: Fritz (June) Brazell, Brunswick, GA; Bob (Mary) Larsen, Seattle, WA: Janice (Geoffrey) Yates, Bellevue, WA; Julie Ann Steffens, Gainesville, FL; Rita Wilder, Green Cove Springs, FL; Teresa (Skip) Davis, Elizabethton, TN; Linda (Roy) Mansfield, Brunswick, GA; 22 great grandchildren and 26 great great grandchildren.

            One of eleven children, Annie leaves 3 sisters in North Carolina and a brother in South Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Vaughn, four grandchildren, Pam (Randolph) Odum, Ricky (Carol) Brazell, Carol Larsen, Anna Bryant and a great great grandchild, Kayla Odum.

            The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 P.M. until 8 P.M. at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia... Interment will follow in Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland…. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNIE LUE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Saturday, 24 February 1996

 

            Annie L. Alford, 88, of Apalachicola died Thursday [February 22] in Panama City.

            The service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Pentecostal Holiness Church in Apalachicola, with burial at Magnolia Cemetery in Apalachicola. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Kelley Funeral Home Chapel in Apalachicola (904-653-2208).

            A native of Gadsden County, she was a longtime resident of Apalachicola. She was a homemaker, a seafood worker and a member of the First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Annie Mae Burge of Panama City; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Nov 1906, last residence Apalachicola, Franklin Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Annie Lue Alford, born 26 Nov 1907, died 22 Feb 1996 in Bay Co., FL.

 

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ANNIE MAE WILSON ALFORD

 

BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

Starke, Bradford Co., FL—Thursday, 10 March 2005

 

RAIFORD [Union Co.]—Annie Mae Wilson Alford, 65, of Raiford died Saturday, March 5, 2005, in Lake Butler Hospital following an apparent heart attack.

            A lifelong resident of Raiford and Union County, Mrs. Alford was a retired nurses aide at North East Florida State Hospital in Macclenny. She was of the Baptist faith.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by: a step-son Harley P. Mole of Canal Point and a companion Carlton Varnes of Raiford.

            She was preceded in death by her grandmother Callie Johns and her parents.

            Graveside services for Mrs. Alford will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Taylor Cemetery.... Burial will follow under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNIE SPEARS DAVID ALFORD

Grandmother of Howard Alford, AAFA #0274

 

[She died in FL, but we are also publishing her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 5 November 1925

 

            Mrs. Annie S. Alford, formerly of Dillon, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Gary in Tampa, Fla. last Thursday [October 29]. Mrs. Alford was in Dillon a few weeks ago and appeared to be in such excellent health that news of her death was a great shock to her many friends and relatives in the section. The body was brought to Dillon Saturday and interment was made at the Alford cemetery following the funeral service at the home of her sister, Mrs. E.T. Elliott.

            Mrs. Alford was one of the pioneer citizens of Dillon, and resided here until a few years ago when she went to Goldsboro to stay with her daughter, Mrs. Mamie Burroughs.

            She was the widow of the late James Frierson Alford who preceded her to the grave many years ago.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by the following children; Mrs. Chas. H. Burroughs of Goldsboro, N.C.; Mrs. William E. Gary, of Tampa, Fla; Howard Alford, of Sumter; T. Brooks Alford, of Charleston; Jas. F. Alford of Dillon; W. Frank Alford and William D. Alford of Tampa. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dr. J.H. David, William J. David, Mrs. C.S. Browne and Mrs. E.T. Elliott of Dillon.

            Mrs. Alford was a life-long member of the Baptist church and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a woman of great strength of mind and character who met life’s problems with unflinching courage.

            Many friends and relatives gathered at the graveside to pay a last tribute to her memory and the large collection of floral offerings attested to the high esteem and deep affection in which she was held in her circle of friends.

            The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.C. Allen, of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. F.H. Hay of the Presbyterian Church.

            The following nephews acted as pallbearers, Frank, Will and Thos. David, Robert and Terrel Rogers, Harry Dixon, Augustus Alford and James Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Annie Spears David was born 21 July 1860 in Bennetsville, Marlboro Co., SC, the daughter of William Josiah David and Rebecca Lucretia Spears.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, James Frierson Alford Sr.; her sons James Frierson Alford Jr., Thomas Brooks Alford, and William Frank Alford; and her grandson Howard Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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APRIL D. SANDERS ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—12 June 2002

 

NICEVILLE, FL—April Alford, 55, of Niceville, formerly of Lakeland, died of multiple sclerosis on Monday, June 10, 2002, in Niceville. Memorial services were held at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home Chapel in Niceville.

            A native of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, she is survived by her husband, Ronald Alford, daughter, Brandi Alford, stepdaughter, Tami Duttweiler, sisters, Jill Freeman, Jackie Myers, and Candy Clark, and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that April D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 Dec 1946, last residence Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL.

 

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ARBA KELLOGG ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0151

 

FERNANDINA BEACH NEWS-LEADER

Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 August 2005

 

            Arba K. Alford Jr., 88, of Amelia Island, passed away Aug. 8, 2005. A native of New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arba Kellog Alford and Eleanor Cecilia Smith Alford. He was raised in the New York/New Jersey area and enrolled at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1934 where he attended until 1936.

            He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and achieved the rank of captain during World War II. During the war he was assigned duties on the USS Alaska. Upon discharge from the service in 1946, he went to work with the Esso-Standard Oil Co. and retired in 1980 after a career as a corporate executive with the Exxon and Mobile Oil Corps.

            He was assigned to oversee Employee Relations Training and he established the Esso Training Center of Europe in Abington, England.

            Moving here in 1980 from Westport, Conn., he became active in Plantation activities. He was a member of the Amelia Island Plantation Men’s Golf Association and was active in the Amelia Island Plantation Club.

            Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Henriette C. Alford; his son and daughter-in-law, James K. and Paula N. Alford of Great Falls, Va.; his daughter, Judith A. Alford of Great Falls, Va.; and two granddaughters, Karen L. Alford of Great Falls, Va. and Katherine Ezzes of New York, N.Y.

            A family graveside service will be held later in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday, 13 August 2005

 

            Arba K. Alford Jr., 88, of Amelia Island died Monday.

            He was a native of New York City and was the son of the late Arba Kellog Alford and Eleanor Cecilia Smith Alford. He was raised in the New York-New Jersey area and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, from 1934 to 1936. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and was a captain during World War II. During the war, he was assigned to the USS Alaska. After discharge in 1946, he went to work with the Esso-Standard Oil Co., retiring in 1980 after [a career] as a corporate executive with the Exxon and Mobil Oil Corps. He oversaw employee relations training and established the Esso Training Center of Europe in Abington, England.

            He moved to Amelia Island in 1980 from Westport, Conn., and became active in Amelia Island Plantation activities. He was a member of the Amelia Island Plantation Men’s Golf Association and the Amelia Island Plantation Club.

            Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Henriette C. Alford; a son, James K. (Paula N.) Alford of Great Falls, Va.; a daughter, Judith A. Alford of Great Falls; and two granddaughters, Karen L. Alford of Great Falls and Katherine Ezzes of New York.

            A private graveside funeral will be later in Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arba K. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 13 May 1917, last residence Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., FL.

            On Arba Kellogg Alford Sr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 42, born 5 Sept 1876. He is a banker and broker working on Wall Street in New York City and living in Short Hill, Essex Co., NJ. He names his wife, Eleanor Alford, as his nearest relative.

            His lineage: Arba Kellogg 1917 NY1, Arba Kellogg 1876 CT2, George Herbert 1850 CT3, Arba 1807 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1738 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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ARTHUR RICHARD ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Friday, 28 October 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

PLANT CITY—Mr. Arthur R. Alford of Plant City died Wednesday (Oct. 26, 1994) at his home. He was 70.

            Born in Allston, Mass., he moved to Plant City from North Reading, Mass., in 1987. He owned and operated a dry cleaning business and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Walden Lake Country Club and Knights of Columbus in North Reading. He was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Madeline Alford, Plant City; sons, Arthur R. Alford Jr. and John Alford, both of Winchester, Mass.; daughters, Maureen Alford, Medford, Mass., and Arlene Southern and Rosemary Gudewich, both of Lowell, Mass.; sister, Lillian Humphrey, Milton, Mass.; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wells Memorial Funeral Home, 1903 W. Reynolds St., Plant City. Services will be at Croswell Funeral Home, North Reading.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur R. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 2 March 1924, last residence Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Arthur Richard Alford, born 2 March 1924 and died 26 Oct 1994 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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ASHLEY MARIE ALFORD

 

Photo from her gravestone

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—28 July 1998

 

            Ashley Marie Alford, 14, of Crawfordville died Sunday in Marianna due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

            The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) Wednesday at Shady Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church in Grand Ridge, with burial at the church cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT (7 to 9 p.m. EDT) today at James & James Funeral Home in Marianna (850-482-2332).

            She is survived by her father, Jeffery Alford of Crawfordville; her mother, Felicia Alford of Crawfordville; her paternal grandparents, Garland and Ethelene Alford of Donalsonville, Ga., and Georgia and Robbie Taylor of Tallahassee; her maternal grandparents, Herman and Mary Edenfield of Grand Ridge; and a brother, Jason Kent Alford of Crawfordville.

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

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AUBREY ALVIN “BUD” ALFORD

 

NEWS SUN

Waukegan, Lake Co., IL—20 March 2006

 

            Mr. Aubrey A. Alford, age 92, of Ocala, FL, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Lake Mary, FL. He was born in Chicago, IL, and moved from Gurnee, IL in 1979 to Florida.

            He was a member of First Christian Church of Ocala. He was also a life member of VFW and Moose Lodge, the Ocala Municipal Golf Course, and the AARP.

            Aubrey was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II. He was in the 628th Tank Destroyer Battalion, Company A.

            Survivors include a nephew, Robert Clarke of Longwood, FL; a niece, Nancy Clarke-Harr of Gurnee, IL.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Eleanor F. Alford.

            The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Home, (352) 622-4141.

 

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OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—19 March 2006

 

LAKE MARY—Aubrey A. “Bud” Alford, 92, a retired Abbott Laboratories typewriter serviceman, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the Gables at Lake Mary.

            A native of Chicago, he came to Ocala, from Gurnee, Ill., in 1979. Mr. Alford was a member of First Christian Church of Ocala, Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 4209 and Moose Lodge 1199. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Survivors include his nephew, Robert Clarke, Longwood; and niece, Nancy Clarke-Harr, Gurnee.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor F. Alford.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Roberts Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel of Ocala, provided information.

 

Photo from Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aubrey A. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Aug 1913, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            His birth certificate [Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1871–1922 (FamilySearch.org)], shows Aubrey Alvin Alford, born 7 Aug 1913 to Aubrey Alvin Alford, advertising agent born OH, and Oldine Elfreda Eidsor, born Norway.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1780 Ireland.

            His lineage: Aubrey Alvin 1913 IL1, Aubrey Alvin 1888 OH2, John Morris 1861 OH3, Stephen 1836 OH4.

 

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AUBREY CHARLES ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—25 February 2002

 

            Mr. Aubrey Charles Alford, age 78, of Macclenny, Fla., died Feb. 22, 2002. He was a native of Sanderson, Fla. and had resided in Jacksonville, Fla. for over 50 years before moving back to Macclenny five years ago.

            He was the son of the late William and Annie Crews Alford and the widower of the late Vera Nadine Alford. He was employed in the maintenance department of Flavor Rich and Farmbest Dairies for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a Navy veteran of WWII.

            Survivors include his daughter, Annie Lura Taylor of Orange Park, Fla.; his son, Charles Steven Alford of Atlanta, Ga.; five grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Griffin, Pastor of the Mt. Zion New Congregational Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Fla….

 

Photo from Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Toomey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Aubrey C. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list his birth date as 5 June 1923, last residence Orange Park, Clay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Vera Nadine Johns Alford, in this article.

 

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AUGUSTUS HERBERT “GUS” ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 16 August 1998

 

LAKE WALES [Polk Co.]—If you’ve visited Bok Tower Gardens you may have met Gus Alford of Lake Wales, hard at work tending the beautiful plants.

            If you were lucky, he would have taken you by the hand and personally showed you the colorful beds that were his pride and joy, second only to his family.

            On Wednesday morning, while ensuring that Bok Tower’s flowers and bushes would survive the August heat, he suffered a massive heart attack. On Friday (Aug. 14, 1998), Mr. Alford died in Lake Wales. He was 63.

            Ann Alford, his wife of 24 years, said that her husband loved gardening. “He took a lot of pride in his job”, she said. She went on to add that he was “very dedicated to his job”, and that “he was a very dedicated and loving father and husband.”

            Born in Manhattan, NY, on June 27, 1934, he moved with his family to the Tampa area when he was 8.

            He spent four years in the Marine Corps during the Korean War, most of which was spent in Miami with a fire and crash crew.

            Before starting a new career at Bok Tower Gardens, he was a field supervisor for GTE, transferring in 1971 from Tampa to Lake Wales. After 32 years with the company, he retired in 1988 as a field supervisor.

            It took only six months for retirement to lose its appeal. Looking for something to keep him busy, he started his second career as a groundskeeper at Bok Tower Gardens. A devoted employee, he didn’t let the weather keep him from his job. His wife said that it was during the hottest weather that he would be busily watering and caring for his charges.

            His devotion to the gardens was a mirror of his regard to others.

            “He spent his whole life making sure that everyone else was happy and doing what they wanted to do. He always put others first,” said his wife.

            Mr. Alford attended the First Assembly of God in Lake Wales.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Alice McGlenn and Joyce Johnson, both of Winter Haven; stepsons, Mike Byrd, Lake Wales, and Clay Byrd, Bradenton; brother, Harry Alford, Waldwick, N.J; and three grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Marion Nelson Funeral Home, 454 Buck Moore Road, Lake Wales. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

 

Photos from Lake Wales Cemetery, Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates for Augustus H. Alford (SS# issued in FL).

            Bok Tower Gardens is a popular local tourist attraction, with a carillon tower and many exotic and beautiful plants.

 

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BARBARA ALFORD GRAY

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 3 April 1998

 

            Barbara Alford Gray, 67, of Tampa died Wednesday [April 1]. A lifelong resident, she was a retired school teacher and member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer of Tampa; and a granddaughter, Phoebe Hobson of Tampa. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara A. Gray (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Jan 1931, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

 

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BARNEY ALFORD

Uncle of Jack Allen Alford, AAFA #0540

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 16 February 2007

 

            Barney Alford, 91, died February 15 2007. Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home, Lake City.

 

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Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home

Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—_____ February 2007

 

            Barney Alford, 91, of Lake City, died early Thursday morning, February 15, 2007, in the Lake City Medical Center following a brief illness.

            A native and lifelong resident of Columbia County, Mr. Alford was the son of the late Francis & Alice Hines Alford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Africa and Europe during W.W. II. Mr. Alford retired from the V.A. Medical Center in Lake City after seventeen years of service as a maintenance technician. In his spare time he enjoyed doing yard work. Mr. Alford was a member of the V.F.W. and the Huntsville Baptist Church. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Skinner Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, Bonita Wheeler (Billy) and Betty Glover (Doyle); and three sons, Velton Alford (Charlene); Neal Alford (Diane) all of Lake City and Edward Alford of Pomona Park, Florida. 22 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren also survive. Numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends also survive.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be conducted Monday, February 19, 2007 in the Chapel of Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Steele officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery (located on 441 North of Lake City). The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday evening from 5:00P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Marty and Sherry - proveaux@bellsouth.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barney Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Dec 1915, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruth Melinda Skinner Alford; and his son Ronald E. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Barney 1915 FL1, Francis John 1881 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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BEATRICE “BETTY” ALFORD GIDEON

 

BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

Starke, Bradford Co., FL—_____ December 2002

 

LAKE BUTLER [Union Co.]—Betty Alford Gideon, 84, of Lake Butler died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville following an extended illness.

            Born in Sanderson [Baker Co.], Mrs. Gideon lived in Texas before moving to Lake Butler in 1987. She was a retired dancer and attended Johnstown Baptist Church in Lake Butler.

            Mrs. Gideon is survived by: a son Buford D. Gideon of Oklahoma; a step-daughter Evelyn Sowell of Lockesburg, Ark.; four sisters, Barbara A. Modisette of Jacksonville, Frances A. Smith of Lake Butler, Lois McLeod and Elsie Mattson, both of Tampa; two brothers, Clyde W. Alford and Carl C. Alford, both of Jacksonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Horace B. “Pinky” Gideon in March of 2002.

            Graveside services for Mrs. Gideon were Dec. 17, 2002 at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Lake Butler.... Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements.

FAG photo requested 2/5/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty A. Gideon (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Nov 1918, last residence Lake Butler, Union Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Carl Cecil Alford, Clyde W. Alford Sr., and Elsie Alford Mattsen in this compilation.

            Her name is Beatrice in AAFA records and on the 1920 census in Olustee, Baker Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Beatrice “Betty” 1918 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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BERTHA L. ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—Saturday, 10 May 2008

 

DUNNELLON [Marion Co.]—Bertha L. Alford, 64, passed away May 8, 2008. She was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. In April 2008 she moved from Grant, Ala to Dunnellon. She is survived by a son, Richard Cruce from Dunnellon. A daughter, Brenda Knighten from Dunnellon and a brother, Donald Alford from Grant, Al., Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will take place on Monday at 4:00 PM at Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon with Rev. Shawn Cutshall of the Romeo Baptist Church officiating. Those who wish may make contribution to Hospice of Marion County. Roberts Funeral Home of Dunnellon is in charge of all arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betha L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 July 1943, last residence Grant, Marshall Co., AL.

 

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BESSIE BELL HALL ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Tuesday, 21 April 1987

 

            Bessie B. Alford, 80, Midway Avenue, Astatula [Lake Co.], died Monday [April 20]. Born in Covington County, Ala., she moved to Astatula from Plant City [Hillsborough Co.] in 1946. She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

            Survivors: son, Clermon Lee Hall, Plant City; daughters, Lillie Alley, Altoona, Earline Cassidy, Astatula, Wynell Bunch, Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Lossie Mae Anderson, Tarpon Springs, Louise McCarn, Effie Mae Johnson, both of Mobile, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

            Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares.

 

Photo from Astatula Cemetery, Astatula, Lake Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Leonard Sapone – or Susan Angermeier

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Dec 1906, last residence Astatula, Lake Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Bessie Bell Hall and Dewey H. Alford, married Sept 1959 in Lake Co.

            Bessie’s first husband, Will Hall, died in 1956. They share a gravestone.

 

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BETTY ALVORD LOWETH

 

THE DAY

New London, New London Co., CT—Friday, 19 May 2006

 

JUPITER, FLA.—Betty Alvord Loweth, with her loving family by her side, passed away on May 16 in Jupiter, Fla.

            Betty leaves behind her husband of 58 years, William R. Loweth of Tequesta, Fla.; and two sons and daughters-in-laws, William A. and Adrianne S. Loweth of Noank and Robert P. and Harriett M. Loweth of Wilmington, N.C. She also leaves behind five grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Dr. Ellsworth C. Alvord of Seattle, Wash., Robert W. Alvord of Washington, D.C., and Joanne A. Hardy of Naples, Fla.

            Betty was the daughter of the late Katharyn and Ellsworth C. Alvord of Washington, D.C. Betty was born May 8, 1926, and grew up in Washington, D.C. She attended the National Cathedral School and graduated from Vassar College in 1948. At an early age she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes and learned to play golf from her father as a means of therapy. She became an accomplished golfer, achieving a 7 handicap. She won numerous golf championships, including the Ladies Championship at both the Wykagyl Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich. She was past president of the Women’s Westchester-Fairfield Golf Association. She was a member of the Women’s Tri-County Women’s Golf Association and the League for Service.

            As a testimony to Betty’s lifelong battle with diabetes, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 400 Seabrook Road, Tequesta, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Betty A. Loweth (SS# issued in DC) but list her death date as 17 May 2006, last residence Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her brother Ellsworth C. Alvord Jr. in Washington Obituaries.

 

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BILLY CHOLE ALFORD

 

Photo from his gravestone

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—22 August 2007

 

            Billy Chole Alford, 14, of Marianna died Aug. 7 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville following a long battle with cancer. He was born March 11, 1993, in Tallahassee and spent his life in Marianna.

            Alford loved spending time fishing with his father, and enjoyed four-wheelers and racing cars.

            He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Kennie J. Alford.

            Survivors include his parents, Edward Allen and Wendy Michelle Bundrick; one sister, Alyson Michelle Bundrick, and his paternal grandmother, Lee Ann Bundrick, all of Marianna.

            Services were held Aug. 13 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Bo Senterfitt officiating.

            Burial was at Hasty Pond Church Cemetery with Marianna Chapel Funeral Home directing.

 

Photo from Hasty Pond Cemetery, Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

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BLANCHE LAYE ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—13 August 1985

 

            Blanche L. Alford, 89, 413 Rockingham Ave., Tavares, died Friday. Born in Shellman, Ga., she moved to Tavares from Camden, Ala., in 1980. She was a homemaker, a member of Camden Presbyterian Church and the Camden Culture Club. Survivors: sister, Pat McCollum, Tavares. Steverson Funeral Home, Tavares.

 

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WILCOX AMERICAN

Camden, Wilcox Co., AL—_____ May 1981

 

Mrs. Alford moves to Florida

 

            “It’s been a good life and I’ve loved every minute of it,” Mrs. Blanche Alford describes her years as a resident of Camden.

            These years numbering almost 60, have rendered a great many changes in the town. From dusty gravel roads to paved streets; from kerosene lamps to electricity and its related conveniences, just to name two.

            Miss Blanche has seen its population grow as industry came, but she comments, the people mostly stayed the same; friendly, warm and community minded.

            This Friday, May 15, this stately lady, bids farewell to her many friends and home town of more than half century, to begin a new phase of her life in Traveres, Fl., where she will make her home with her sister, Mrs. T.L. McCollum.

            Miss Blanche Laye came to Camden in September 1921, as teacher at Wilcox County High School. Her subjects were history and some math classes. Also, she coached the Girls basketball team and was with the girls that year, when they played their first indoor game, which was against a Selma team.

            Teaching only occupied that first year, however, as she married the late Mr. Walter Alford, who served as Mayor of Camden for several terms, on April 12, 1922. They moved into their Clifton Street home, where Miss Blanche continues to live.

            During her years in Camden, she has been an active member of numerous civic organizations, and clubs as well as in her church, the First Presbyterian Church. She also was appointed and served on the County Jury Commission under Gov. Frank Dixon was one of the organizers of the USO organization here.

FAG photo requested 1/20/2012 – she is buried in Alabama

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanche Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 July 1896, last residence Tavares, Lake Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Walter Ross Alford Jr., in Alabama Obituaries. [Include this when AL Obits go online.]

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Walter Ross 1893 AL1, Walter Ross 1859 AL2, William Thomas 1826 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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BOBBIE JEAN “B.J.” MILLER ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 22 September 2006

 

Bobbie Jean Alford, 72, passed away Sept. 20, 2006. Eternity Funeral Home.

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday, 23 September 2006

 

            B.J. Alford, born in Vidalia, Ga., born on July 17, 1934, passed away. Born Bobbie Jean Miller, daughter of W.D. & Lucille Miller who have gone before her and laid to rest at Warren Smith Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, Fl. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, James H. Alford.

            She is survived by five children; Bobbie Sue Gibbs, Skipper Alford, George Alford, James Alford & Sandra Ward. Many grandchildren, Nancy Gibbs, George Alford Jr., Felicia Alford, Amy Ward and her great grandson Noah Gibbs. She is also survived by five sisters, Wanda Lee, Sharon Dolan, Samantha Rhinehart, Patricia Paschal & Shirley Miller, and many loving nieces and nephews.

            B.J. Alford was a strong and devoted family person. She was honest and a “stay in the storm” for family members, by always keeping and protecting her home on Kennedy Ct., with the heart of a lioness. She will never be forgotten. We’ll love and miss her always.

 

 

 

Photos from H. Warren Smith Memorial Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Thousandwinds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobbie J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            Note that her husband’s gravestone indicates that he was the Chief of Police in Jacksonville Beach, FL.

 

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BOBBY LONELL ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Thursday, 19 October 2000

 

            Mr. Bobby L. Alford, age 68, of 801 Sanders Lane, Springfield, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000, at a local hospital. He had been a resident of the area for 30 years, coming here from Montgomery, Ala. Mr. Alford served his country in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years active duty during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era.

            He is survived by his wife, Alma L. Alford of Springfield; a daughter, Barbara Alford Sigmon of Granite Falls, N.C.; a son, Michael Robert Alford of Fountain, Fla.; five grandchildren, John David Alford, Brian Cook, Jason Cook, Christina Schroff and Kayla Schroff; a sister, Winifred Short of Kississimee, Fla.; and three brothers, James Alford of Tallahassee, Fla., Gerald Alford of Lake City, Fla., and Donald Alford of Live Oak, Fla.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Melissa Dianne Alford Thomas.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories with full military honors conducted by Tyndall Air Force Base....

 

 

Photos from Garden of Memories, Panama City, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edward Duvall

[NEWSPAPER PHOTO SENT TO SMITHS]

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobby L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Apr 1932, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            Marriages Recorded by the Bay County Clerk of Courts: A–C, lists the marriage of Bobby Lonell Alford and Alma Andrews on 14 Sept 1925.

 

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BRENDA ALFORD GRIBBLE

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—15 September 2000

 

INGLIS—Brenda Gribble, 50, homemaker, died Monday, September 11, 2000, in Crystal River. She was a native of Pasadena, Texas, and a resident of Inglis.

            Survivors include her son, Daniel Alford, Cotton Valley, Louisiana, daughter, Paula Dyck, Cotton Valley, brothers, Roy Carpenter, Utah, Odell Carpenter, Sarepta, Louisiana, Charles Mosbey, Jr., Immokalee, and James Gannon, Buckner, Arkansas, and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BRUCE NESMITH ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 14 September 1994

 

            Bruce NeSmith Alford, 88, of Wakulla Station died Tuesday [September 13]. Services were held on Thursday at Woodville Cemetery in Woodville.

            A lifelong resident of Wakulla County, she was a teacher in Wakulla for many years and a member of the Wakulla United Methodist Church.

            Two godchildren, Richard Wilson and Robin Wilson, both of Tallahassee, and a sister-in-law, Lula Alford of Bradenton, survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bruce N. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 Aug 1906, last residence Crawfordville, Wakulla Co., FL.

 

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CALLIE ALFORD REGISTER

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—30 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Callie Alford Register, 88, of Lake City, Florida, died Monday July 28, 2003 at the Lake City Medical Center.

            A native of Columbia County, Fl., Mrs. Register has lived in Lake City since 1981. She was a faithful member of the Southside Baptist Church in Lake City. Mrs. Register was the daughter of the late Riley Raymond Alford and Georgia Hines. She was a retired seamstress and was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. Mrs. Register was a loving wife and devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years Perry Register in March of this year.

            Mrs. Register is survived by 2 daughters Ida Sasser, and Diane Knoy (Joseph), all of Jacksonville, FL, 2 brothers George E. Alford of Lake City, and Daniel Alford of Providence, Fl., 2 sisters, Zona Mae Heath of Eustis, Fl., and Delma Cobb of Middleburg, Fl., 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday July 31, 2003 in the Sherrill Guerry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Mike Brown officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery Fund, 821 NE Needmore Rd., Lake City, Florida, 32055. Sherrill-Guerry Funeral Home, 458 S. Marion St. is in charge of all arrangements. (386) 752-2211. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Toomey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Callie A. Register (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 July 1915, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL. She died on her birthday.

            See the obituaries of her siblings A.V. Alford, Lessie Alford Wheeler, Levern Alford, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Callie 1915 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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CALVIN L. ALFORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Friday, 7 August 2009

 

            Alford, Calvin L., 48, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL passed away on August 2, 2009. Elijah Bell’s Funeral Services, Lauderdale Lakes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Calvin L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Jan 1961, last residence Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL.

 

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CARL CECIL ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday 25 July 2009

 

            Mr. Carl Cecil Alford, 80, of Jacksonville, died Thursday morning at the Northeast Florida Community Hospice of Mandarin after an extended illness. Mr. Alford was born in Olustee [Baker Co.] and lived most of his life in Jacksonville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by: his wife of 57 years, Sarah Elizabeth Staggs Alford of Jacksonville; 2 daughters, Patricia Ann Brant of Jacksonville and Pamela S. Buckhalter of Green Cove Springs; 2 sisters, Barbara Modisitte of Villa Rica, GA and Frances Smith of Lake Butler; 2 grandchildren, Regina E. Frazier of Palatka and Gregory R. Downs, Jr. of Jacksonville; 1 great grandson, Christian Downs of Palatka.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, July 27, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Pastor Roger Worten officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Lake Butler. Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler is in charge of arrangements.

            The family will receive friends at Archer Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 P.M. to 5 P.M. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com.

 

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BRADFORD COUNTY TELEGRAPH

Starke, Bradford Co., FL—30 July 2009

 

MANDARIN—Carl Cecil Alford, 80, of Mandarin, died Thursday, July 23, 2009, at the Northeast Florida Community Hospice of Mandarin following an extended illness.

            Born in Olustee, Mr. Alford lived most of his life in Jacksonville. He was a retired commercial painter; member of Painter’s Union Local 162 of Jacksonville; a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was of the Baptist faith. He was the son of Cleveland and Edna Collins Alford. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by three sisters, Betty Gideon, Lois McLeod and Elsie Matsen, and a brother, Clyde W. Alford Sr.

            Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sarah Elizabeth Staggs Alford of Mandarin; two daughters, Patricia Ann (Johnny) Brant of Jacksonville and Pamela S. (Eugene) Buckhalter of Green Cove Springs; two sisters, Barbara Modisitte of Villa Rica, Ga. and Frances Smith of Lake Butler; two grandchildren and a great grandson.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were held Monday, July 27, in the chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Pastor Roger Worten officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Lake Butler under the care of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler.

 

 

Photos from Swift Creek Cemetery, Lake Butler, Union Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl Cecil Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Feb 2009, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Betty Alford Gideon, Elsie Alford Mattsen, and Clyde W. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Carl Cecil 1929 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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CARL LAVERNE ALFORD

Brother of Marion E. “Mike” Alford, AAFA #0004

 

TACO TIMES

Perry, Taylor Co., FL—15 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Carl L. Alford, 74, of Ocala died Friday, Oct. 10, 1997 at Monroe Regional Hospital.

            Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. at Jennings-Archway Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Larry Massey officiating. Interment followed at Good Sheperd [sic] Memorial Gardens.

            He was a native of Perry, living in Tallahassee before moving to Ocala in 1961. He graduated from Taylor County High School in 1941. The following year he enlisted in the Army’s Military Police Escort Service. After basic training, he was attached to several M.P. Posts in the Pacific Command, where he served until the end of World War II. Upon returning he worked in the retail food business, serving a number of locations with Winn-Dixie for 20 years. He left this employment to accept a management position with Certified Grocers in Ocala. He was also a member of Moss Bluff Baptist Church and the Elks Club.

            Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Alford, Ocala; three daughters, Carla Chapman, Cocoa, Gwen Ferguson and Sandi Boutwell, both of Ocala; a son, Major Richard Alford, Ft. McClellan, Ala.; his mother, Jessie E. Alford, Portsmouth, Va.; a sister, Ouida Whitehurst, Portsmouth, Va.; a brother, M.E. Alford, Portsmouth, Va.; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

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OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—12 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Carl L. Alford, 74, ... died Friday, Oct 10, 1997.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Perry [FL] and came here from Tallahassee in 1961. He worked 20 years each for Winn-Dixie and Certified Grocers and five years for Forest Groceries. Mr. Alford was a member of Moss Bluff Baptist Church, the Elks Club and was a World War II veteran who served in the US Army’s Military Police Escort Guard. He loved fishing, gardening and storytelling and would have celebrated his 55th wedding anniversary Saturday....

 

Photo from Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 March 1923, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruth Martin Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Jessie McHargue Alford; and sister Ouida Lucille Alford Whitehurst in Virginia Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Samuel Alford born Feb 1812 SC.

            His lineage: Carl LaVerne 1923 FL1, William D. 1893 NC2, William Franklin 1863 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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CARLITA ALFORD RASMUSSEN

 

[She died in NJ, but we are also including her obituary here because she lived in FL.]

 

NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—Saturday, 9 May 1998

 

Carlita Rasmussen, 83 [sic]

 

            A prayer service for Mrs. Carlita Rasmussen, 76 [sic], of North Ft.Meyers, Fla, a former New Jersey resident, will be held at 8:30 Monday evening in the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, 145 E. Mt. Pleasant Ave.

            Mrs. Rasmussen, who died Wednesday [May 6] in Somerset Medical Center, Somerville [Somerset Co., NJ], worked in the sales department of Resistoflex Corp., Roseland, for 22 years before retiring in 1983.

            Born in Orange, she lived in Roseland for many years before moving to Florida 13 years ago.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Ehrenberg and Carol; a son, Eric; two sisters, Bernice and Jean Alford, and three grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—9 May 1998

 

            Rasmussen, Carlita (nee Alford), on May 6, 1998 of North Fort Myers, Fla; formerly of Roseland, wife of the late Earl, mother of Roberta Ehrenberg of Belle Mead, Carol Rasmussen of Hackettstown and Eric Rasmussen of Roseland, sister of Bernice and Jean Alford of West Orange, also survived by three grandchildren.

            Memorial visitation at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlita Rasmussen (SS# issued in NJ) was born 13 Oct 1921, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her sisters, twins Elizabeth Jean Alford and Mary Bernice Alford, in New Jersey Obituaries.

 

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CARLTON ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—2 October 2007

 

            Carlton Alford, age 79, of Niceville, Fla., passed away at his home on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, with his loving family near.

            Carlton was born and raised in Niceville, Fla. He worked for the Okaloosa County Water and Sewer Dept. for 22 years. He was a long time fisherman and also loves shrimping.

            He was preceded in death by six siblings and the recent tragic death of a grandson.

            He is survived by his lovely wife, Frances Alford; and seven children, Toby and Ed Cooper, Grady Alford, Eddie and Donna Alford, Mary and Jerry Perry, Carolyn Cooper, John and Dewanna Jackson, and Jack Jackson; close friends, Eric Wright and Brittany Addis; 14 grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren; brother, A.Z. Alford and his wife, Katherine; and sister, Ola Weekly; and several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends at the Twin Cities Cremation and Funeral Services Chapel on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at 11 a.m., at Twin Cities Cremation and Funeral Services, with Hospice Chaplain Jim Vail officiating.

            Interment will follow in Hatcher Cemetery, Freeport, Fla. Twin Cities Cremation Services and Funeral Services, 1405 Johns Sims Parkway, Niceville, Fla., entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Photo from Hatcher Cemetery, Freeport, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Annette Johnson Braswell - braswellannette@yahoo.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlton Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 June 1928, last residence Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL.

 

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CAROL M. ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL—Wednesday, 6 August 1975

 

            Alford, Mrs. Carol M., a resident of Holiday, Fla, for 7 years and of 1210 Nineth Avenue and a former resident of Montgomery died in Newport Richey, Fla., Sunday [August 3] at 9:30 a.m. after a brief illness.

            Services will be held from White Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Minister Dabney Phillips and Minister V.P. Black officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include the husband, Walter G. Alford, Holiday, Fla.; parents, Mr. & Mrs. D. Carroll Gregory, Montgomery; one son, Walter Gregory Alford, Holiday, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Nitus Alford, Holiday, Fla.; one brother, David T. Gregory, Montgomery; one sister, Mrs. Sara Gafford, Montgomery; Mother-in-law, Mrs. Lillie Alford, Newport Richey, Fla.; 10 nieces and 5 nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Caro. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 5 Apr 1942 and died _____ Aug 1975, last residence not listed.

            FL Deaths lists Carol M. Alford born 4 Apr 1942, died 3 Aug 1975 in Pasco Co.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Gregory Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CAROL W. BAKER ALFORD

 

Merritt Funeral Home

Spring Hill, Hernando Co., FL—_____ May 2007

 

            Baker-Alford, Carol W., age 64 of Brooksville died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at her home under Hospice Care. Born in Hazleton, PA she came here 4 years ago from Zephyrhills. She was a retired school teacher for Raub Middle School in Allentown, PA and a Protestant by faith.

            Survivors include her husband: Robert D.; step-daughter: Kerstin Hanson of Hartford, CT, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home Spring Hill Chapel (352) 686-6649 “Family Owned & Operated” www.merrittfuneral.com

 

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MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—9 May 2007

 

            Carol W. Baker-Alford, 64, of Brooksville, Fla., died Sunday, May 6, 2007 at her home. She was born in Hazleton. She retired after 30 years as a school teacher for Raub Middle School, Allentown, and was a Protestant by faith.

            Survivors: Husband, Robert D.; stepdaughter, Kerstin Hanson in Conn.; two grandchildren, great-grandchild.

            Services: Merritt Funeral Home, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol W. Baker (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Apr 1943, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL, last benefit Zephyrhills, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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CARRIE B. JACKSON ALFORD

 

ARCADIAN

Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL—16 December 2010

 

            Carrie B. Alford, 89, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.

            She was born to William and Queen Esther Jackson, Oct. 30, 1921, in Arcadia.

            Carrie attended Smith Brown School. She married Charlie Alford and had six children. Carrie was converted at an early age and became a member of Greater Mount Zion A.M.E. Church. She served on the Stewardess Board, as a member of the senior choir and various other departments of the church. Carrie worked at Arcadia General Hospital in the ‘50s; she later worked at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital, where she retired.

            She is survived by children, Carolyn (Raymond) Richardson, Rosa Lee (Willie) Jones, and Harold Alford, all of Arcadia; sister-in-law, Lizzie Mae Alford; seven grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie; children, Carl Alford, Jacquelyn Smith and Charles Alford; four sisters; and one brother.

            Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia. The Funeral Service was held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Mount Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave., Arcadia. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

            Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carrie B. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL.

 

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CASSIE LEE ALFORD TOLLIVER

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—6 May 1999

 

            Cassie Lee Alford Tolliver, 49, of Perry [Taylor Co.] died Monday of natural causes.

            The service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 241 John Knox Road, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

            A lifelong resident of Perry, she worked for the state in Tallahassee for many years and was a member of First Church of God of Perry.

            She is survived by her mother, Lucile Tuten Alford of Perry; a brother, Jerry Alford of Perry; and four sisters, Fran Kinsey of Panama City, Nell Fell of Palatka, and Linda Richard and Myra Alford, both of Perry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CATHY JOHNSON-ALFORD

 

PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—Thursday, 17 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Cathy Johnson-Alford, 43, of Vero Beach, died Dec. 14, 1998, in Vero Beach. She was born Sept. 25, 1955, in Bertha AL and moved to Vero Beach as an infant. Ms. Alford was a member and former choir member of Davis Temple Church of God in Christ Gifford.

            Surviving are two daughters, Tanica Alford, and Talitha Alford both of Vero Beach: her father, Leroy Johnson, of Vero Beach; five sisters, Linda Augustus, Jewel Smith, Sherry Cordy, Vivian Johnson, all of Vero Beach; and two grandchildren.

            Friends may call 5–9 p.m. Friday at Stone Brothers Funeral Chapel, Gifford. The funeral will be 11 a.m., Saturday at Davis Temple Church of God in Christ.... Interment will forllow at Gifford Cemetery, Gifford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. She is also not listed in FL Deaths.

 

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CHARISSE MANTORELLA ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Thursday, 7 October 2010

 

 

            Charisse Alford, age 41, of Gainesville, FL passed away on October 4, 2010 after a long and valiant battle with breast cancer. She was born in Hollywood, FL on December 8, 1968.

            She was a beautiful loving wife, mother, daughter and sister. Charisse was a long time bookkeeper at Brasington Cadillac and more recently, a sales associate at Aflac Insurance. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family and her beautiful dog Lilly. Charisse touched the lives of so many people with her big heart and beautiful smile.

            Charisse is survived by her husband, Clete Alford of Gainesville, FL; son, Derek Estevez of Oviedo, FL; daughter, Christina Estevez of Gainesville, FL; mother, Mary Ann (Jim) Moore of Ft. White, FL; father, Frank (Carolyn) Martorella of The Villages, FL; maternal grandmother, Marie Amantea of Ft. White, FL; brother, Christopher (Stacy) Martorella of Ormond Beach, FL; sisters, Susan (Arthur) Calhoon of Ft. White, FL, Deanna (Joel) Feagin of Alachua, FL; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Matthew, Julianna, Frankie, Brooke, Nick, Hope, Laney, Berkley and Kingsley.

            Charisse is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Albert Amantea; paternal grandparents, Frank and Tillie Martorella; nephew, Kyle Martorella.

            A Funeral Service Celebration of Charisse’s life will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 at 2:00pm at Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Westarea, 823 N.W. 143rd Street, with Pastor Chad Clemons officiating. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 N. Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643.

            For further information Williams-Thomas Westarea 352-376-7556.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charisse Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL.

 

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CHARLES E. ALFORD, JR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 27 January 2000

 

            Charlie Alford, Jr., 28, passed away January 24, 2000 in Jacksonville, FL. The lifelong Callahan resident was a Restaurant Cook. Survivors are his father, Charles Alford, Sr.; his mother, Karen Brodka; 2 sons, Christopher Alford and Nicholas Alford; 1 sister, Tonya Alford; 1 brother, Donald Alford. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, January 28, 2000 in the Chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Avenue with Rev. F. Ray Turner, officiating with interment to follow in Dinsmore Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 PM to 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Dinsmore Community Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from JFJN - MOORES2GO@aol.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in FL) was born 4 Nov 1971, last residence not listed.

            He is buried with his grandparents, Henry B. Alford (1924-1994) and Renna B. Alford (1916-2007) in Dinsmore Cemetery.

 

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CHARLES HASKELL ALFORD

AAFA #0187

 

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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Monday, 28 December 2009

 

            Alford, Charles H. 84, of Palm Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Dec. 25, 2009. A retired pastor, he is survived by wife Aloma; 3 children, Grant (Julie), Holly (Jordan) King, and Scott; a brother, Hoy; and 5 grandchildren.

            Family will greet friends from 10:30 am until time of service at 11 am at Bayside Community Church on Tuesday, Dec. 29th. Global Mortuary 727-530-3600.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles H. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 May 1925, last residence Palm Harbor, Pinellas Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Nola Rae Alford Anger and Felton Herbert Alford in Texas Obituaries. [xxxWHEN FL OBITS ARE PUBLISHED, NOTE THIS IN TX OBITS.]

            Charles and Aloma visited England in 1998 and wrote a report on it for AAFA ACTION, including photos. You can read it in the Spring 2001 issue or online: The Green and Pleasant Land.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Charles Haskell 1925 TX1, Clarence Vivian 1888 TX2, Thomas Redden 1855 AL/TX3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CHARLES R. ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 12 March 2010

 

            Alford, Charles R. 69, formerly of Spring Hill, passed away March 9, 2010. He is survived by his sons, Ronald & David; & daughter Susan; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

 

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Roberts Funeral Homes

Ocala, FL—_____ March 2010

 

December 31, 1940–March 9, 2010

 

            Charles R. Alford, 69, of Ocala, passed away March 9, 2010 at his home. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, served in the US Air Force in Vietnam and was a retired Truck Driver. He enjoyed flying, trucking and guitar playing.

            He is survived by his sons, David, Tom and Ronald Alford; Daughter, Susan Furlong; mother, Clara P. Alford; sisters, Linda B. Nystrom and Mona Lisa Norrell; brothers, Randy, Grady, Clarion and Paul Alford.

            Arrangements by Roberts Funeral Homes, Bruce Chapel East 2739 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 352-732-9944

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles R. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 31 Dec 1940, last residence Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL.

 

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xxxCHARLES R. ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—24 January 2012

 

            Charles R. Alford “We Live to Live” 39 of Jupiter, FL, died Thursday. Please visit taylorandmodeen.com for the complete funeral notice and arrangements. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home Family Owned & Operated (561) 744-2030, Jupiter, FL To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries.

 

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Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home

Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL—_____ January 2012

 

 

            Charles R. Alford “We Live to Live” 39 of Jupiter, FL, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Born in West Palm Beach, FL, he had been a resident of Jupiter for thirty one years, coming from Miami. He was a Master Mechanic with Tequesta Texaco for over seventeen years and a member of the Catholic faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Loretta Evans of Jupiter; two step-daughters, Angela Burkhart of Ohio and Christina Evans of West Palm Beach, FL; and three grandchildren, Casey Stimson, Meghan Rowe and James Gordon Thompson; two brothers, Bernis Alford, Jr. of SC and James Alford of TN; and his best friend, Scott (Michele) Scherger of Port St. Lucie FL and his two god-daughters, Alyssa and Skyler.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2012 at the Jupiter Beach Inlet. Friends are invited to bring a covered dish and refreshments if they so choose. For online condolences, please visit www.taylorandmodeen.com.

 

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CHARLOTTE R. BURLEY ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—8 January 1994

 

            Charlotte R. Alford of Fort Myers, died on December 28, 1993, at the age of 73 years. She had been born and raised in Punta Gorda, the only daughter of four children.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert, of North Fort Myers, her brother, Herbert Burley of LaBelle, and her cousin, Fred Burley, of North Fort Myers.

            A memorial service was held on January 10 at Northside Baptist Church in North Fort Myers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte R. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born10 Aug 1920, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

            She is buried in Indian Spring Cemetery. Punta Gorda, Charlotte Co., FL, but as of December 2011, she had no gravestone.

 

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CHERI LANDSBERGER ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 29 March 2002

 

            Cheri L. Alford, age 39, of Niceville, Fla., was called home by her beloved Lord and Savior on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2002. She was a vibrant member of Grace Lutheran Church in Destin, Fla., where she was the director of the Vacation Bible School, a Sunday school teacher, and an active member of many Bible study classes.

            She was born in Portsmouth, Va., on March 13, 1963. She was the daughter of her beloved parents, Dieter and Darlane Landsberger of Niceville.

            Cheri had been happily married to Stephen Alford since Dec. 15, 1989. They have three incredible children, Megan Elizabeth Alford, 13, Chandler Michael August Alford, 11, and Alexander Stephen Joseph Alford, 8. Her children and her faith gave her joy, passion and meaningful purpose.

            Cheri and her family grew up in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Cheri and Stephen met and wed in New Orleans. Cheri, Stephen and their family settled in Niceville in 1994.

            Cheri’s compassion, enthusiasm and unconditional love inspired all who knew and loved her. She had an amazing personality. Her loving spirit shined through her eyes and her smile. She was always there to comfort others.

            She courageously and valiantly battled breast cancer for five years. Shortly after celebrating her 39th birthday with cherished friends and family, the Lord brought her home. Cheri did not want to be remembered as a cancer victim or a cancer statistic, but remembered for what she meant to others and what others meant to her.

            She exemplified grace, dignity and hope as she prepared herself and her loved ones for her death. She was a role model in educating others about the death and dying process. It was her goal to make this important part of life easier for loved ones of family or friends dealing with terminal illnesses.

            In addition to her parents, husband and children, Cheri is survived by her beloved family: brother and sister-in-law, David and Meredith Collins of Abilene, Texas; sister, Shelly Landsberger of Niceville; sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Stephen Guidry of New Orleans; and brother, Christoph Landsberger of Niceville.

She is also survived by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, William J. Alford Jr. and Jeanne Alford of Hampton, Va.; brother-in-law, William J. Alford III of Yorktown, Va.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Jerry Restaino of Suffolk, Va.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Donna Alford of Hampton, Va.

            Cheri is additionally survived by her uncle and aunt, Jurgen and Burnhilde Landsberger of Ilsede, Germany; uncle, Pat Compton of Austin, Texas; aunt and uncle, Cecelia and Mike Stark of Austin; aunt and uncle, Patricia and Mike Rowland of Houston.

            Cheri is survived by her cousins, James Hernandez of Dallas, Texas, Tiffany Hernandez of Orlando, Fla., Terri and Ronnie Potts of Austin, Sherri and Travis West of Austin, Jennifer and Craig Bluerock of Houston, Janeese and Scott Kruger of Houston, and Melissa and Shannon Tippie of Houston.

            Cheri is survived by her nieces and nephews, Devon and Colleen Collins, Sarah and Rebekah Guidry, Michael, Patrick, Lauren, Dane and Jade Hernandez, Lori and Kaylee Potts, Tyler Grabarkewigz and Jackson West, Josh Bluerock, Hailey, Shelby and Cameron Tippie, Mary-Jeanne Ball, Kimberly Meiggs, William Alford, Chelsea Jenkins and Jerry Restaino.

            Cheri is finally survived by her beloved pets, Buddy, Molly, Lily and Tiger.

            Cheri was preceded in death by her grandparents, Preston and Margaret Compton of Austin, Max and Elfriede (Omi) Landsberger of Bieleford, Germany; her aunt, Linda Tobin of Austin; her nephew, Benjamin Brand of Virginia Beach, Va.; and Stephen’s dog, Cooter, of New Orleans.

            The family received friends who were unable to attend her memorial service on Thursday, March 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home, 1405 John Sims Pkwy., in Niceville.

            Cheri’s life will be celebrated at her memorial service to be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 4100 Two Trees Road in Destin on Friday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her parents-in-law, William J. “Joe” Alford Jr. and Jeanne Sabina Higgins Alford, in Virginia Obituaries. [xxxADD THIS TO VA OBITS WHEN FL OBITS ARE PUBLISHED.]

 

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CINDY LOU ALFORD

 

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL

Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL—Thursday, 14 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

SANFORD [Seminole Co.]—Cindy Lou Alford, 35, a lifelong resident of Sanford, was found dead Monday night in a ditch off of Mullet Lake Park Road in Geneva, an apparent murder victim. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, was born in Orlando. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Richard B. Stenstrom, DeLeon Springs, and Derek M., Sanford; two daughters, Amber E. Burnsed and Chree L., both of Sanford; her mother Lucille Stovall, Sanford; two brothers, Cecil Crews Jr., Sanford, and George Crews, Little Rock; her fiance, Tom Hendricks, Sanford; and a grandchild. Altman, DeBary, is in charge.

 

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ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

BLOODSTAINS LEAD TO ARREST IN DEATH OF BAR PATRON

By Robert Perez of the Sentinel Staff

 

GENEVA [Seminole Co.]—Blood stains in a car and a bloody shirt on the roadside helped lead investigators Monday to the body of a Sanford woman dumped in a ditch.

            Police arrested the man last seen drinking with her late Sunday at a bar east of Sanford.

            Cindy Alford, 35, left the Whiskey River North Lounge, 3730 E. State Road 46, With James Dunn, 33, about midnight, Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said.

            About 2-1/2 hours later, a deputy sheriff stopped the Sanford man in Geneva and saw blood stains on the passenger side of the car he was driving.

            A search of the car turned up Alford’s purse and jacket, a sheriff’s spokeman said.

            Dunn of Sanford was stopped because he was acting suspiciously outside of Handi Way Food Store, 135 W. S.R. 46, spokesman George Proechel said.

            About 3 a.m., deputies found a man’s bloodstained shirt on old Osceola Road, about two miles north of the Handi Way. A full scale search started at daybreak, and the partly clothed body was found in a ditch along Mullet Lake Park Road about 1:15 p.m.

            Dunn told investigators that Alford loaned him the car so he could drive home, Proechel said.

            Dunn also offered an explanation for the blood in the car, but Proechel would not give details.

            Dunn was held initially at the Seminole County jail on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

            He was charged with murder after Alford’s body was discovered.

            The cause of her death was not disclosed.

            “We will be turning everything over to a grand jury and be seeking a first-degree murder indictment,” Proechel said.

            Dunn, 2879 S. Sanford Ave., was being held without bail. His first court appearance was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today at the jail.

            Sunday had been a night of drinking, reminiscing and pool for Alford, 413 Willow Ave., said the Whiskey River bartender on duty at that time.

            The bar keep[er], who identified himself only as Tony, said he had known Alford since grade school and was surprised when she walked into the bar about 10:30 p.m.

            “We grew up together,” he said. “It was a good reunion. We did a lot of hugging and shot a couple games of pool.”

            Alford promised Tony she would “liven up” the place when her friends arrived. Three men, including Dunn walked in a short time later, he said.

            Two of the men left after a while. Dunn and Alford left about midnight, Tony said.

            “She seemed like she was having a good time,” the bartender said. “I figured he was going to drive her home. I should have drove her home myself.”

            Whiskey River patrons who knew Dunn, a printer, said they didn’t believe he killed Alford, a warehouse worker.

            Robinson, Bill Hawse and other Whiskey River patrons described Dunn and Alford as friendly regulars at the bar and package store.

            However, the bartender said he had worked at Whiskey River for two months and had never seen Alford or Dunn there.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cindy L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Apr 1956, last residence not listed.

 

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CLARA LEE ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 17 April 2011

 

            Clara Lee Alford, 85 of Jacksonville, FL went to be with the Lord Wednesday the 13th of April.

            She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Buster Alford; mother, Dicie Hansen; sister, Lucille Roberts; and brother, Raymond Smith.

            She is survived by her daughter, Donna McClellan; grandson, Greg (Mandy); granddaughter, Sherry (Floyd); 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends 10-11 AM on Monday, April 18, 2011 with Funeral services to follow at 11 AM at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Rd, Middleburg, FL. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park. Please post tributes celebrating Mrs. Alford’s life at www.hollyhillfunerals.com.

 

Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Middleburg, Clay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Linda Kersey – no email – left Edit message on Walter 12/23/11

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Lee Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Sept 1925, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter B. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 19 August 2007

 

DAYTONA—Christopher William Alford, 41, passed away 8/16/2007 after a courageous battle with diabetes.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his loving family: mother and stepfather, Sue and Wes Emory; grandmother, Betty Newman; son, Christopher Alford; brother, Brian Alford; aunts and uncles, Gerald and Hazel Dawson, Donnie and Sandra Melhorn, Bill and Glentis Newman, John Newman, Judi Sons, Richard and Mary Combee and many cousins.

            Viewing will be Tuesday from 6-8 PM with a service following on Wednesday at 11 AM. Arrangements by Cardwell and Maloney Funeral Home, 3571 Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange, FL 32129.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chris W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 July 1966, last residence Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL.

 

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CLARENCE ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Sunday, 24 November 1963

 

            Clarence Alford, 63, died Thursday in a local hospital. The body will remain in McLaughlin chapel until the time of services at Live Oak Baptist Church.... Burial will be at the Live Oak Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Crestview. He was a retired civil service employee and a member of the Riverside Assembly of God church.

            Active pallbearers will be William Alford, A.Z. Alford, M.B. Alford, Lloyd Alford, J.D. Alford, and Vandal Crain.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Nov 1900, last residence not listed.

            FL Deaths lists Clarence Alford, died _____ Nov 1963 in Okaloosa Co.

 

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CLOYD ESKER ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—6 March 2002

 

            Mr. Cloyd Esker “B.S.” Alford, 69, of 1518 Calhoun Ave., Panama City, Fla., died Monday, March 4, 2002, in a local hospital. Mr. Alford had been a resident of Panama City since 1978, coming here from Atlanta, Ga.

            He was a member of Hiland Park United Pentecostal Church and had served his country in the Alabama National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean E. Alford of Panama City; two daughters, Becky Hurley of DeFuniak Springs and Deverne “Dee” Hurley and her husband, Paul, of Panama City; one son, Daniel Alford of New Orleans; four sisters, Helen Rider, Gloria Cooksey, Charlotte Spivey, and Brenda Alford; two brothers, A.D. Alford and Buddy Alford; three grandchildren, Stephanie Wiggins, Jasmine Harris, and Wren Hurley; three great-grandchildren, Byran Wiggins, Caleb Wiggins, and David Wiggins.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Buddy Alford; and a grandson, Shaun Hurley.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at Hiland Park United Pentecostal Church.... Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Gardens....

 

 

Photos from Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Panama City, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edward Duvall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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CLYDE ODELL ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Saturday, 27 December 1975

 

            Clyde O. Alford, beloved husband of Isabelle (nee White), father of Mrs. Frances Aliff, Mrs. Nellie Nichols of Garden City, Ks. and Norman L., grandfather of six, brother of Mrs. Quennie Fo of Dahlgren, Va., Lester, Mabel and the late Robert, all of Lynchburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 23 in Branden, Fl.

            Services at the funeral home Monday Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. Friend[s] may call at The Buesch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., [Parma, OH] from 2-5 and 7-10 P.M. Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clyde Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 28 May 1905, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            Florida Death Index, 1877–1998 (Ancestry.com) lists Clyde Odell Alford with same birth and death dates, age 70, died in Hillsborough Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Lester Herman Alford in Virginia Obituaries. xxxPut this in Virginia Obits when FL Obits goes online.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Clyde Odell Alford, born 28 May 1905, died 23 Dec 1975 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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CLYDE W. ALFORD, SR.

 

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Photo from: Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, FL

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 15 December 2006

 

            Clyde Alford, Sr., 82, passed away December 10, 2006. Mr. Alford was born January 16, 1924 in Manning [Baker Co.], FL. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Pansy Lee Alford, in September of this year, and two sisters. He is survived by daughter, Deborah (Ted) Tekin; sons, Clyde, Jr. (Rose) and Jerry Alford; brother, Whitey (Betty) Alford; sisters, Lois, Barbara, and Frances; eight grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16, 2006 in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clyde W. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pansy Lee Wingate Alford; and his siblings Betty Alford Gideon, Elsie Alford Mattsen, and Carl Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Clyde W. 1924 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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COLINE ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 20 June 2010

 

            Alford, Coline E. 78, of Temple Terrace went home to be with the Lord, June 18, 2010. She is survived by her brothers, L.E. Alford of Nokomis, FL and Paul Alford of Ft. Myers, FL; sister, Evelyn Alford of Temple Terrace and of Orlando, FL; 5 nieces, 3 great nieces and 2 great nephews.

            Funeral services will take place 11 am Monday, June 21, 2010, with visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home, 1602 W. Waters Ave. Interment will follow at Lake Carroll Cemetery. Swilley Funeral Home 813-932-6157.

FAG photo requested 12/20/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coline E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 Dec 1931, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

             Coline Alford’s father was one an early Alford family genealogist. He would certainly have been a member of AAFA had he not died just before AAFA was begun. He donated his Alford collection to our Alford cause, and some of it can be found on AAFA’s website.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            Her lineage: Coline Elizabeth 1931 FL1, Lewis Emerson 1900 SC2, Joseph Whitford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur 1750 SC6.

 

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CORA E. O’BERRY ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—31 March 1980

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Mrs. Cora E. Alford, 75, died Friday in Manatee Memorial Hospital.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 4 this afternoon and from 7 to 9 this evening at the Griffith-Cline Funeral Home, 720 Manatee Ave. W. Services will be Monday at 4 p. m. at the funeral home. Rev. Charles Harkala of Oneco First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton.

            Born in Ft. Valley, GA, Mrs. Alford came to this area from Lenox, GA, 52 years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of Oneco First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Litchfield of Bradenton and Elizabeth Myers of Sanford, two sons, Noah Austin O’Berry, Jr. of Bradenton and Paul Alford of Tallahassee, one sister Berta Parker of Columbus, GA, ten grand-children, and 11 great grand-children.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Apr 1904 and died _____ March 1980, last residence Palmetto, Manatee Co., FL.

 

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CORA LEE BELL ALFORD

 

TAMPA MORNING TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Saturday, 10 July 1954

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee Alford, age 56, a resident of Plant City, who passed away in a Tampa hospital Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Youmans Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, with the Hopkins Funeral Home directing the arrangements.

            Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Andrew Szanyi, of Auburndale; Mrs. Austin McLain, of Lakeland; Mrs. Bennie Pitts, Mrs. Louis Mills and Miss Clara M. Alford, all of Plant City; three sons, Rufus R. Alford, Tampa; Lewis G. Alford and Billy R. Alford, of Plant City; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Martin, of Colquitt, Ga.; also 18 grandchildren.”

 

Photo from Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Polk City, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Rufus Rollo Alford in this compilation.

            Cora’s husband signed his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card as Horace Grady Alford. He is listed in AAFA records as Horace Green Alford.

            Horace and Cora are listed on the 1930 census in Emanuel Co., GA, with 8 children and with Cora’s parents, Lewis and Sallie Bell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Horace Green/Grady 1893 GA1, Green Colquitt 1853 GA2, William Benjamin 1825 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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COY THOMAS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, FL—24 March 2004

 

QUINCY—Coy Thomas Alford, 77, a retired truck driver, died Monday, March 22, 2004.

            He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Minnie Lee Alford.

            The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. EST Thursday at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Wetumpka. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. EST today at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529)….

            He was a World War II veteran with a great love for family and his fishing.

            Other survivors include a son, Thomas Alford; two granddaughters, Lisa Guancial and Leanna Alford; a great-grandson, Mark Guancial; and two sisters, Frances Wise and Eunice Hand. All are of Quincy.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Lonzo Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coy T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 8 Apr 1926, last residence Mount Pleasant, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Minnie Lee Watson Alford; son Lonzo Jarrell Alford; and siblings James Wesley Alford and Eunice Macel Alford Wynn Caruthers Hand in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Coy T. Alford and Minnie Lee Watson, married 1949 I Gadsden Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Coy Thomas 1926 FL1, James Thomas 1890 FL2, John Daniel 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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D. EATON ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 8 July 1987

 

            Former Syracusan D. Eaton Alvord, 96, of Bay Village died here Thursday.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Syracuse and came to Florida 17 years ago.

            He was a 1915 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law and practiced in Syracuse.

            He retired as vice president and general counsel of Farmers and Traders Life Insurance Co. He was a member of the County Bar Association and the Association of Life Insurance Counsel, a life member of the Konosioni Lodge 950 F&AM of Syracuse and a 32nd degree Mason.

            He was a member of the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church

            Surviving are a son, William of Edina, Minn.; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

            A memorial service will be held at the Pine Shores Presbyterian Church at a later date.

            The National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, is in charge of arrangements.

            Contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Pine Shores Presbyterian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that D. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 5 June 1891, last residence Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL.

 

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DAKOTA GRACE ALFORD

 

CLEWISTON NEWS

Clewiston, Henrdry Co., FL—Thursday, 31 December 2009

 

CLEWISTON [Hendry Co.]—Dakota Grace Alford, age 2 months, of Clewiston, passed away Dec. 28, 2009, in Hollywood. She was born Oct. 14, 2009, in Miami.

            Survivors include her parents, Jesse Lee Alford and Keri Ann (Ashley) Alford of Clewiston; sister, Madison Alford of Clewiston; maternal grandparents, Ron and Teri Ashley of Oldham County, Ky.; paternal grandparents, John and Becky Alford of Live Oak; great-grandmothers, Betty Wegenast of Louisville, Ky., and Sibyl Wilson of Bowling Green, Ky.; aunts and uncles, Jennifer and Dan Hewitt, Ronnie and Rana Ashley, Arin Ashley, Benjamin Ashley and Vestine Muhoza, all of Oldham County, Ky., Matt and Sarah Alford of Live Oak; and cousin, Carson Alford of Live Oak; as well as many loving family and friends.

            Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, at New Harvest Church in Clewiston. Services will be 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, at New Harvest Church, 380 Holiday Isles Blvd., Clewiston with Willie Smith of Clewiston Church of Christ will be officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.

            In lieu of flowers, Balloon Bouquets or contributions can be made to Helping Raise Funds for Dakota c/o Everglades Federal Credit Union, Clewiston.

            Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home - Clewiston.

 

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DALMA L. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Tuesday, 18 December 2001

 

            Dalma L. Alford, 67, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2001, at Samantha Wilson at Bayview Care Center in St. Augustine.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Conway, S.C., and was a housewife. She had formerly lived in San Mateo since 1988 before moving to St. Augustine. She enjoyed fishing and planting a garden.

            Survivors are her children, David Earl Fowler of Savannah, Ga., Diane Stockley of Ridgeland, S.C., Rhonda Dale Atkins of Chicago, Ill., Sarah Woods of Savannah, Ga., Tencey English of Waynesboro, Ga.; sisters, Louise Alford of Palatka, Lula Mae Skipper of Conway, S.C., Evelyn Kitchen of Starke, Betty Fowler of East Palatka, Mary Ann Fogarty of Savannah, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Watts Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Etoniah Cemetery, Palatka....

            Watts Funeral Home, San Mateo, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kristy Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dalma L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born , last residence St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Meddie T. 1918 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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DANIEL BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC—10 September 1964

 

            Daniel Benjamin Alford of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and formerly of Georgetown, was drowned while swimming Sunday at Jacksonville Beach.

            Funeral services were held from the Georgetown Mayer Funeral Home Chapel Wednesday. Officiating was the Rev. Jack Watts. Burial followed in the Wiggins Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, son of Mrs. Lilly Finklea Alford, and the late W. Capers Alford, was born in Georgetown County on January 2, 1922. He spent his early years in this area. Mr. Alford was a shipyard welder, and had worked in Wilmington, North Carolina, in Charleston, and in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. During World War Two he served in the South Pacific Theater as a paratrooper. Mr. Alford was a Methodist.

            Survivors include: his widow, Mrs. Louise Alford, of South Bend, Indiana; his mother, Mrs. Lilly Fl Alford, of Georgetown; five brothers, George Alford, Thomas Alford, Cole Alford, of Mt. Pleasant, and Capers Alford, Jr. of Andrews; and two sisters, Mrs. Harry H. (Myrtle) McConnell, of Georgetown, and Mrs. Ralph (Ruth) Hansen, also of Georgetown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Daniel B. Alford, no birth date, died _____ Sept 1964 in Duval Co., FL.

            His lineage: Daniel Benjamin 1922 SC1, William Capers 1877 SC2, Bryant 1842 SC 3.

 

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DAWN A. ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 6 June 2007

 

WINTER HAVEN [Polk Co.]—Dawn A. Alford, 64, died of heart failure 6/2/07. Survived by husband, Charles A.; daughter, Chris D. Graves. Memorial service at later date. Steele’s Family Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dawn A. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 12 Feb 1943, last residence Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL.

 

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DEBORAH GRIFFITH ALFORD CARROLL

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 January 2005

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Deborah Carroll, 45, a lifelong resident of Walton County, FL. passed away at the home of her parents on Monday, January 24, 2005.

            She was born on July 23, 1959, in Panama City, FL, and was the daughter of Royce M. and Vonnette Alford Griffith.

            She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gyps and Bessie Alford, and paternal grandparents, Malcolm and Alice Griffith.

            Survivors include her son, Zachary Alford of Gaskin [(also in records as Westville) Walton Co., FL]; her husband, Terry B. Carroll of Leonia [Holmes Co., FL]; parents, Royce and Vonnette Griffith of Gaskin; brother, Philip (Beth) Griffith of Baker; and a sister, Vicki Griffith of Tampa.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, January 26 in Jerry Evans Chapel. Burial followed in Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Photos from Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaskin, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Dorothy Sunday - jungsun@myrapidsys.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Deborah J. Carroll (SS# issued in FL), last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her great-grandmother Temptation “Tempie” Langford Alford in this compilation.

            Her Alford grandparents are buried in Gaskin First Baptist Church in Walton Co., FL:

L. Gyps Alford 1-10-1898 – 5-22-1972

Bessie Alford 3-13-1921 – 5-14-1996

            SSDI records for Levi Alford say he was born 10 Jan 1896 and died May 1972, last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL. However, Gips Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration in Walton Co., FL, says he was born 15 March 1895.

            1920 Census, Gaskin, Walton Co., FL, dwelling #128:

 

   Marion ALFORD       56     FL GA GA     logging laborer

   Tempie             50        FL GA GA

   Demps             25        FL FL FL     logging laborer            divorced

   Gyps                23        FL FL FL     logging laborer

   Murdock          18        FL FL FL

   Katie                16        FL FL FL

 

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DEBORAH IRIS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 4 May 2011

 

            Deborah Iris Alford, age 57, of Glen St. Mary, FL passed away on May 1, 2011. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services 904-259-5700.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deborah Iris Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 Nov 1953, last residence Glen Saint Mary, Baker Co., FL.

 

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DELLA ALFORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Friday, 24 April 2009

 

            Alford, Della, 63, of Fort Lauderdale, FL, passed away on April 21, 2009. Elijah Bell’s Funeral Services, Lauderdale Lakes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Della Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Nov 1944, last residence Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL,

 

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DELMER CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Wednesday, 21 May 2008

 

            Delmer C. Alford, 87 of Suwannee passed away on Friday, May 16, 2008.

            Mr. Alford moved to this area 20 years ago from Milledgeville, Ga.

            He was a member of the Suwannee Baptist Church. Delmer loved to fish.

            He is survived by his sons Larry C. Alford of Clarksville, TN, Gary R. Alford of Martinez, GA, and a daughter Lunell Kelly of Warner Robbins, GA, 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.

            A Memorial Service will be at a later date.

            Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528 please sign our guest book at www.forestmeadowsfh.com

 

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THE UNION-RECORDER

Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA—Friday, 30 May 2008

 

SUWANNEE, FLA.—Delmer Clifford Alford, age 87, of Suwannee, Fla., formerly of Milledgeville, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at a Gainesville, Fla. nursing home. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church with Rev. Jim Nipper officiating.

            A native of Washington County, Ga., Mr. Alford was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served on the USS Missouri. He had worked at Griffin Pipe Products and Georgia Power. Mr. Alford was a co-owner of the Amoco service station on Wayne Street in Milledgeville. He was a founding member of First Christian Church in Milledgeville and a member of Hardwick Christian Church. After retirement he moved to Suwannee, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Babb Alford and his grandson, Lawrence Clifford (Cliff) Alford.

            Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Linda Alford of Clarksville, Tenn. and Gary and Deborah Alford of Martinez; daughter, Lunelle Kelly of Warner Robins; four grandchildren and their spouses, John Kelly of Albany, Mark C. Kelly of Gainesville, Danny and Jennifer Alford of Clarksville, Tenn., and Michelle and Mark Cochran of Rome; five great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service. Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delmar C. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 13 Dec 1920, last residence Suwannee, Dixie Co., FL.

 

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DOLLIE ROBERTA WILLIS ALFORD JOHNSON

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Tuesday, 31 January 1995

 

WIMAUMA — Mrs. Dollie Alford Johnson of Wimauma, formerly of Lakeland, died Sunday (Jan. 29, 1995) in Tampa. She was 75.

            Born in Falmouth on Feb. 2, 1919, she was a former resident of Lakeland. She was a homemaker. She was a member of River Hills Church of God in Tampa.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Johnson, Wimauma; daughters, Yvonne M. Alford and Trudie P. Alford, both of Tampa; and sisters, J. Elizabeth Crawford, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Alice Yvette Castillo, Stone Mountain, Ga.

            Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Gentry–Morrison Southside Chapel, 1727 Bartow Road, Lakeland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lake Wire Church of God.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dollie R. Johnson (SS# issued in FL), last residence Wimauma, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Robert Joel Johnson and Dollie Roberta Willis/Dollie Roberta Alford (2 records) married 22 Oct 1993 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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DON FRAZIER ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—_____ September 2005

 

            Mr. Don Frazier Alford, 55, of Lynn Haven, Fla., died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005. He was born in Panama City, Fla., and was a lifetime resident. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict, where he earned a Silver Star medal. He was Baptist by faith.

            Survivors include his mother, Nora Alford of Panama City; four sisters, Joyce Hicks, Belinda Seaborn and Audrey Foster, all of Panama City, and Louise Brinkley of Fountain, Fla.; three brothers, Jimmy T. Alford and Steve R. Alford, both of Panama City, and Millard A. Alford of Sandy Creek; and his fiancee, Nancy Jerz of Lynn Haven, Fla.

            Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Callaway Cemetery with the Rev. Chuck Rothy officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Heritage Funeral Home. Heritage Funeral Home 247 N. Tyndall Parkway Panama City, Fla. 785-1316.

 

Photo from Callaway Cemetery, Callaway, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Don F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Feb 1950, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Nora Bruce Holland Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DONALD GLENN ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SUN

Sebring, Highlands Co., FL—Wednesday, 24 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Donald Glenn Alford, 64, of Sebring, died April 20, l996, at his residence. Born in Lewisburg, W.Va., he moved to Sebring in 1994 from Galloway, Ohio. He was a retired commercial truck driver, member of the Teamsters 413 and Spring Lake Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran, who served during the Korean Conflict.

            He is survived by his wife, Lillian; daughters, Sherry Holcombe of Delaware, Ohio, and Deborah Sawinski of Imperial, Pa.; sons, Donald G. Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and William C. of Pickerington, Ohio; five sisters, one brother and eight grandsons.

            Service was Monday at Spring Lake Baptist Church.... Interment was in Glen Rest Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.... Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald G. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 1 Sept 1931, last residence Sebring, Highlands Co., FL.

 

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DONALD HOYLE ALFORD

Son of Juanita Shepherd Alford, AAFA #0382

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 22 October 2004

 

            Donald Hoyle Alford, 55, passed away October 20, 2004 following a brief illness. A native and life long resident of Jacksonville, he was a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin F. Alford, Sr. and is survived by his mother, Juanita S. Alford; former wife, Janice Alford; daughters, Brandi Alford Howell (Matt), Heather and Ashley Alford; brother, Marvin F. Alford, Jr. (Glenda); sister, Patricia Masters (Bobby); and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, Oct. 23rd, in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Avenue…. Interment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park…. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 19 May 1949, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his father, Marvin Floyd Alford, in this compilation.

            Donald’s mother joined AAFA after her husband, the Alford, died.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Donald Hoyle 1949 FL1, Marvin Floyd 1921 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Greene 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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DONNIE ALFORD

 

Photo from gravestone

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 20 August 2006

 

CRAWFORDVILLE—Donnie Alford, 56, a retired construction engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation and PBS&J, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006.

            He is survived by his wife, Tara Morgan Alford.

            The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Harvey-Young Funeral Home (850-926-3333), with burial at 2 p.m. CDT at Paxton Cemetery in Praxton....

            Donnie was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Florala, Ala., and had lived in Crawfordville for more than 30 years. Donnie was a member of the Jackson Lodge No. 1, F&AM and the Scottish Rite.

            Survivors include a son, Bobby (and wife Kellie); three beloved grandchildren, Tyler, Kaylee and Chase Alford of Crawfordville; a sister, Nell Alford of Opp, Ala.; and two very special family members, Kenneth “Chocks” and Mary Treleven, both of Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Evelyn Alford.

Photo from Paxton Cemetery, Paxton, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Linda Lennard - l_lennard@hotmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donnie Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Crawfordville, Wakulla Co., FL.

 

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DONNIE GERALDINE “JERRY” GRIGER ALFORD

 

NEWS CHIEF

Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 19 April 2009

 

 

HAINES CITY—Geraldine “Jerry” Alford, 74 of Haines City, FL, died April 16, 2009, in Winter Haven, FL due to heart failure.

            Jerry was born on July 22, 1934 in Davenport, FL and has been a lifelong resident of the area. She worked with her husband “Red” as a secretary in their family business, W.A. Alford Harvesting, Inc., she was of the Baptist faith and she enjoyed being at work.

            Jerry is predeceased by her husband, Wilson A. “Red” Alford and is survived by her daughter, Patricia Alford of Haines City; grandson, Michael (Stacey M.) Towns of Haines City; great grandson, Austin Michael Towns of Haines City; and a sister, Shirley Edge of Jesup, GA.

            Visitation will be Sunday, 4/19/09 from 3-5 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City. Funeral services will be Monday, 4/20/09 at 2 p.m. at Still Water Christian Life Center, Haines City. Condolences may be sent via

http://www.oakridgefuneralcare.com/www.oakridgefuneralcare.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donnie Geraldine Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lake Hamilton, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wilson Alfred Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Donnie Geraldine Griger and Wilson Alfred Alford, married 1954 in Polk Co.

 

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DORA CRAFT ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Wednesday, 23 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

ORANGE MILLS [Putnam Co.]—Dora C. Alford, 82, died Tuesday [October 22] at St. Augustine General Hospital following a long illness.

            A native of Pink Hill, N.C., she had lived in Orange Mills for 62 years, coming from Stuart, Fla. She and her husband, the late H.M. Alford, owned and operated the family farm in Orange Mills for many years.

            She is survived by three daughters, Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson, both of Jacksonville, Margie Riley of St. Marys, Ga.; seven sons, Marvin Alford Jr., Charlie Alford, J.C. Alford, Gene Alford Sr., and George Alford, all of Palatka, James Allen Alford of Jackson, Ga., Bruce Alford of East Palatka; two sisters, Susie Antwine of Turkey, N.C., Gertrude Brinson of Wilmington, N.C.; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with the Rev. Robert Krouse Offciating.

            Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Palatka.

            Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Oak Hill East Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dora Alford (SS# issued in GL) was born 8 Sept 1909, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her children Margie Alford Riley and George Maxwell Alford Sr. in this compilation. Margie’s obituary provides Dora’s maiden name, and the name of her husband, Henry Marvin Alford. We included the obituary of her son James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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DORIS F. ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—22 December 2001

 

            Doris F. Alvord, 90, a longtime resident of Ft. Myers, Florida, passed away from kidney failure on Tuesday, December 18, 2001, at East Pointe Hospital, Lehigh Acres, Florida.

            The widow of Donald D. Alvord, she is survived by sons, James D. of Lehigh Acres and Robert G. of Solvay, New York.

            Originally from Syracuse, New York, she spent her career as a nurse at Van Duyn Home and Hospital in Syracuse. She was a member of Bona Fide-Hiawatha-Solvay Chapter 567, Order of the Eastern Star.

            Memorial services were held at Memorial Gardens in Ft. Myers, Florida, in April 2002.

 

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THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 9 January 2002

 

            Doris F. Alvord, 90, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Dec. 18. A native of Syracuse, she lived in Syracuse about 60 years, moving to Florida around 1970. She retired as a ward clerk at Van Duyn Home & Hospital after about 10 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers and Bona Fide-Hiawatha-Solvay Chapter 567, Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Donald D., died previously.

            Survivors: Two sons, James D. of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Robert G. of Solvay; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial services: Will be in Fort Myers in the spring. National Cremation Society, Fort Myers, has arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris F. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 Aug 1911, last residence Conyers, Rockdale Co., GA.

 

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DOROTHY ALICE WILSON ALFRED

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Wednesday, 5 September 2007

 

PEORIA—Dorothy Alice Alfred, 89, of Tallahassee, Fla., with siblings in Peoria and Canton, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 30, 2007, with her son, Jim, and daughter-in-law, Susan, at her side.

            Services will be at 12:30 p.m. today at St. Luke’s Anglican Fellowship....

            She was born May 28, 1918, in Kerton Township, Ill. She was the first-born daughter of Selah Ernest Wilson and Mary Deary Wilson, one of 11 children.

Affectionately called “Miss Dottie” by her church family, she had a warm smile and kind word for everyone she met. Dottie loved watching sports, especially golf and FSU football, she was an avid reader, an accomplished knitter and a lover of all things chocolate.

            Miss Dottie will be remembered as a loving and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She is survived by her children, Linda Bennett of Ringgold, Ga., Jim of Tallahassee, Ed of Jacksonville and Bill of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her sisters Wanda Ford and Doris Williams, both of Canton, Ill.; her brothers, Gene and Max Wilson, both of Canton, Ill., and Bert Wilson of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and many other loving family members.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, L.M. Alfred of West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy A. Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

 

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DOROTHY HORNE ALFORD

Wife of Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

Mother of Carolyn Alford Chambliss, AAFA #0965

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 25 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Funeral services for Dorothy Horne Alford will be held 10:00 AM Monday, January 26, 1998 from the graveside at Jacksonville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 111 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park, FL, with Rev. George Lutz, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

            Mrs. Alford was born on June 17, 1911 in Jacksonville, FL and died on January 24, 1998 in Jacksonville, FL.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Walter Hoyle Alford.

            She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Chambliss and her husband, John and Vesta Beany; brother, Howard Horne; four grandchildren, John Chambliss, Dale Chambliss Long, Kristen Beany Hogue, and Karla Beany Venos; and four greatgrandchildren.

            Family will receive friends Sunday (today) from 2–4 PM at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Methodist Hospice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Hoyle Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY L. SAMPSON ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—24 January 2008

 

 

LAKE WALES—Ms. Dorothy “Tool Box” Alford, age 56, of Lake Wales, died on January 15, 2008 at the Mike Conley Hospice House in Clermont of respiratory failure.

            Survivors include her sons, Curtis Green of Bainbridge, Georgia and Timothy Alford of Winter Haven; one granddaughter; brother, Lester Sampson; sisters, Annie B. Rucker of Lake Wales, Ruby Garrett, Trenton, New Jersey, Elizabeth Garrett and Thelma Gay of Weston, Gerogia.

            Visitation: Friday 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Epps Mortuary. Services: Saturday 2 p.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Lake Wales.

            Epps Mortuary - Lake Wales.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy L. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 24 Aug 1951, last residence Lake Wales, Polk Co., FL.

 

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DUANE STUART ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Duane Stuart Alvord, 64, an Episcopal priest, who had served as a rector of St. John’s Church, Norwood Parish, from 1980 until 1996, when he retired because of ill health and moved to Florida, died Jan. 11 at his home in Miami Beach. He had lymphoma.

            He had served as a church rector in Oregon before coming to Washington in 1980. While here, he served over the years as Washington diocese ministry commission chairman, on the board of the Washington Episcopal Clergy and as a member of both the diocesan council and the ecclesiastical trial court. He also served as an alternate diocese deputy to the 1999 General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

            Mr. Alvord, a native of Washington state, was a 1956 graduate of Willamette University in Oregon and a graduate of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif. He also received a master’s degree in theology from the University of British Columbia.

            Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. of Falls Church; as son, Steven D., of Beaverton, Ore.; a daughter, Anne Montes de Oca of Woodbridge [VA]; his mother, Lela M. Alvord of Portland, Ore.; a brother; a sister; and five grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Duane Stuart Alvord—On Monday, January 11, 1999, in Miami Beach, FL. He is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Alvord; children, Stephen Alvord of Beaverton, OR, Anne Montes de Oca of Woodbridge, VA, and Richard Lex of Portland, OR; five grandchildren; mother, Lela Alvord of Portland, OR; sister, Beverly Alvord of Portland, OR; brother, Stanley Alvord of Belfair, WA; and six nieces and nephews.

            In addition to services in Delray Beach, FL and Portland, OR, a Requiem Eucharist will be offered at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 21 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood Parish, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Interment will be in Oregon....

 

In another article:

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, in Grace Memorial Episcopal Church for the Rev. Duane Stuart Alvord, who died Jan. 11 of lymphoma in Miami Beach, Fla., at age 64.

            Rev. Alvord was born Dec. 1, 1934, in Everson, Wash. He graduated from Willamette University and a seminary in San Francisco. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1959. He was rector of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church from 1964 to 1972, and then in Eugene and Chevy Chase, Md. He retired in 1997, when he moved to Florida. In 1959, he married Nancy L. Newton.

            Survivors include his wife; sons, Stephen D. of Beaverton and Richard K. Lex of Portland; daughter, Anne Montes de Oca of Woodbridge, Va.; mother, Lela M. of Portland; sister, Beverly J. of Portland; brother, Stanley J. of Belfair, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

            Private inurnment will be in Union Cemetery in Cedar Mill. The family suggests remembrances to Our House of Portland. Arrangements are by Cremation Society of Southern Florida.

 

In another article:

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            A memorial service for the Rev. Duane Alvord will be conducted at 11:00AM on Thursday, January 21, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 188 S. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach. He died at his home in Miami Beach on Sunday, January 10, after an extended illness.

            The Rev. Alvord had served as interim rector at St. Paul’s since February 1, 1998. Before coming to St. Paul’s, he had retired from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Norwood, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he was Rector Emeritus.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Duane S. Alvord (SS# issued in OR) and list his death date as 11 Jan 1999, last residence Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Frank Alonzo Alvord and Lela Mabel Staub Alvord, in Oregon Obituaries.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Alonzo 1905 WA1, Carl Stewart 1878 KS2, William Nelson 1849 KS3.

 

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DUNCAN U. FLETCHER ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 22 March 1993

 

QUINCY—Duncan U. Fletcher Alford, 76, of Chattahoochee, died Saturday [March 20] at Gadsden Memorial Hospital in Quincy. Services were held Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church with burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Gadsden County.

           

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Duncan F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Sept 1916, last residence Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Belle Montford Alford; and his sister Libbey Jean Alford Kry in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Duncan U. Fletcher 1916 FL1, Daniel Webster 1874 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EARL JOHNSTON ALFORD

AAFA #0518

 

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 May 2005

 

            Earl Johnson Alford, 84, of St. Augustine, died May 14, 2005, at Moultrie Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Alford was a native of Sylvester, Ga., and had resided in St. Augustine since 1950. Alford was an aquarist at Marineland of Florida, and a member of the Elks. Alford served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a member of Ancient City Baptist Church.

            Services: Noon Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home Chapel. Calling hours: 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

            Survivors: Daughters, Lynn Gibson and Patricia Hubbard; six step-grandchildren and other relatives.

            In charge: Craig Funeral Home and Crematory.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Richard A. Brantley - dickieb1@bellsouth.net [also update his IR in Issue #91 and repost]

Permission granted by the photographer,

Photo posted 21 July 2010

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Jan 1921, last residence St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marydel Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            AAFA records and his gravestone spell his middle name Johnston.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Earl Johnston 1921 GA1, Earl Johnston 1893 NC2, Columbus Augustine 1850 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Greene 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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EBBIE C. ALFORD

Father of Ebbie Preston Alford, AAFA #0237

Uncle of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Monday, 28 September 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Ebbie C. Alford, 71, of Palatka died Sunday [September 27] at his residence following a long illness.

            A native of Nichols, S.C., he had been a resident of Palatka for the past 34 years, coming from Conway, S.C.

            He was a retired inspector at Florida Furniture Industries in Palatka, where he had worked for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a Baptist. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by his wife, Louise Alford of Palatka; two daughters, Yvonne Feaster and Gloria Watson, both of Palatka; five sons, Ebbie P. “Rick” Alford, Reggie Alford and Wayne Alford, all of Palatka, Timmy Alford of Keystone Heights and Stevie Alford of Hollister; two sisters, Debbie Sarvis of Rains, S.C., and Martha Miller of Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Meddie Alford of Satsuma; 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandsons.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Masters Funeral Home in Palatka, with the Rev. Dannie Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin with military honors.

            Friends may call at the funeral Box home 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.

 

Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kristy Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Ebbie C. Alford, born 2 Dec 1920, died 27 Sept 1992 in Putnam Co.

            See the obituaries of his sons Reggie A. Alford and Wayne Clayton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Debbie Lee Alford Sarvis; and his half-brothers Joseph Valine Alford and William Gordon Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Ebbie C. 1920 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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EILEEN L. ALVORD MERCURIO

 

FLORIDA TODAY

Melbourne, Brevard Co., FL—Saturday, 27 November 1999

 

TITUSVILLE—Eileen Mercurio, 70, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Thursday, Nov. 25, at Parrish Medical Center. Mrs. Mercurio was born in Camden, N.Y. She came to Brevard County in 1992 as a winter resident from Redwood, N.Y.

            Survivors include her husband, Louis Mercurio of Titusville and Redwood; daughter, Sue Vazquez of Massena, N.Y.; brother, Robert Alvord of Camden, N.Y.; sister, Linda Murphy of Orlando; and two grandchildren.... Burial will be in New York. Wylie-Baxley Titusville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eileen L. Mercurio (SS# issued in NY) was born 19 June 1929, last residence Titusville, Brevard Co., FL.

 

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ELAINE DAVIS ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Saturday, 21 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

LAKELAND—A vibrant and open person, Elaine Alford never lost the will to live, even after being diagnosed with breast cancer last December.

            She had recently completed the fancy garters she had been making for the 15 seniors of George Jenkins High School’s dance team, the Wind Dancers. She was a school volunteer.

            Mrs. Elaine Davis Alford of Lakeland died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 45.

            Born in Zanesville, Ohio, on Jan. 22, 1953, she was a 1971 graduate of Kathleen High School.

            It was while a sophomore that she met her future husband, Wayne Alford. The high school sweethearts were married Dec. 11, 1971, at the old Presbyterian Church.

            The wife of a Navy seaman, she followed her husband to Kingsville, Texas, before returning to Florida in 1975. For the next two years, while her husband continued his military career, she attended Jacksonville Community College. In 1977, she received an associate’s degree in education.

            After her husband’s discharge in 1977, the two returned to Lakeland.

            A loving wife and mother, she remained at home to care for her family, and as her children grew, volunteered at their schools. The last few years she spent making costumes for her daughter’s dance team.

            In 1995, she began working part time as a clerk with Allstate Insurance.

            She left the agency in December to begin treatment after being diagnosed with cancer. Through the months of treatment, which included chemotherapy, taxol and a bone marrow transplant at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, her attitude remained positive.

            “She was such a high-caliber person and I was lucky to have been associated with her,” said her husband, Wayne Alford, manager of associate relations at Publix’s corporate office in Lakeland.

            “She touched so many lives and it was evident by the number of people who came to send her off to heaven,” he said. “Everyone fondly called her ‘Miss Elaine,’ even the nurses. She was just that type of person—so vivacious and unpretentious.”

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

            Preceded in death by her father, Charles “Tip” Davis, she is also survived by her daughter, Janis Lynne Alford, Lakeland; son, Kyle Wayne Alford, Lakeland; mother, Betty J. Davis, Lakeland; brother, Glenn A. Davis, Lakeland; and sister, Beverly J. Collier, Lakeland.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 S. Ingraham Ave., Lakeland.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ELAINE LENORA WINDHAM ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—28 January 2011

 

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Elaine Lenora Alford

1921–2011

 

            Elaine Alford, 89, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011.

            She was born on July 4, 1921, in Samson, Ala., to John W. and Cora Davis Windham. Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Niceville, Fla. She was Assembly of God by faith and a member of First Assembly of God Church of Valparaiso. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed fishing, listening to gospel music, reading her Bible, crocheting and spending time with her family.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.D. Alford; one son, Ronald J. Alford; one daughter, Carolyn Alford Otwell; two sisters, Betty Woolner and Adell Farley; one grandson, Jimmy Dale Harrison; and granddaughter, Tracy Jean Harrison.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her one son, John “Buddy” Alford and wife Gail of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Donna R. Harrison of Crestview, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Cynthia Harrison Miller, Natasha Alford Banks and husband Lynn, Misty Singletary, Jacob Daniel Alford, Tami Lynn Alford Duttweiler and husband John, Brandi Heather Alford Hoover and husband Drew, Joseph D. Otwell and Pamela Otwell Longley and husband J.R.; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Friday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home with the Rev. Gueary Clendening officiating. Burial will follow in Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery in Crestview.

            You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Photo from Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindi Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elaine L. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Niceville, Okaloosa Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Ronald J. Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELIJAH ALFORD, SR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 22 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Elijah Alford Sr., 77, of Tallahassee died of natural causes Oct. 16.

            The service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Christian Family Center, 2821 S. Monroe St. (formerly The Rock United Methodist Church), with burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery....

            A native of Gadsden County and former resident of Quincy, he had lived in Tallahassee for 48 years. He was a maintenance laborer for Florida State University until his retirement, and was a member of the Faith Christian Family Center, where he was a senior member of the Deacon Board and chairman of the Pastor’s Aide Club.

            He is survived by his wife, Ida M. Williams Alford of Northridge, Calif.; a son, Elijah Alford Jr. of Tallahassee; a daughter, Betty Jean Alford Copeland of Chattahoochee; four stepsons, Ivory Poole Sr. of Jacksonville, Alphonso Carswell and Joe Bradwell, both of Miami, and Charles Bradwell of Quincy; a stepdaughter, Edna R. Smith of Northridge; seven sisters, Carrie Mae Smith, Cassie Mae Attica and Ubzine Jones, all of Tallahassee; Lillie Mae Ruffin and Gladys Dillworth, both of Quincy, Wilma Colston of Midway and Geneva Taylor of Tarpon Springs; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Memory Gardens Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dr. John A. Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elijah Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Sept 1920, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD BENSCHOTER

 

NORWALK REFLECTOR

Norwalk, Huron Co., OH—Thursday, 8 November 2007

 

Sept. 18, 1932 - Nov. 2, 2007

 

WINTER GARDENS, Fla.—Elizabeth (Alford) Benschoter, 72, of Winter Gardens and formerly of Adrian, Mich., died Nov. 2 at the Colonial House Health Care Center in Winter Gardens after battling Alzheimer’s disease.

            She was born Sept. 18, 1932 in Brooklyn, Mich. to the late James and Ethel (Horton) Alford. She was a Realtor in Florida, where she had lived for many years, and she had also lived in California.

            She was known as a lively woman with a passion for traveling, modeling, dancing, and caring for all her animals.

            She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Joseph and Cindy Simpson of Adrian, Mich.; daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Dave Garvin of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and a great grandson; brothers, Bill Oles of Adrian, Mich. and Jimmy Alford of Norwalk, Ohio.

            She was preceded by her brother, Roy Alford.

            Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where services will take place at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Clarksfield Methodist Cemetery.

            Memorial gifts may be sent to the Benschoter family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ELIZABETH L. “BETTY” ALFORD POST

 

Source unknown

Wednesday, 4 August 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Elizabeth L. “Betty” Post of Vero Beach, Fla., a registered nurse, and former resident of Goshen, N.Y. died Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Indian River Memorial Hospital, Vero Beach. She was 70.

            The daughter of the late Charles and Clara Alford, she was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Detroit, Mich.

            She was a nurse administrator for the State of New York for 13 years, and worked for Coldwell Banker in Vero Beach, Calif., for eight years prior to retirement. She served in the United States Army Nurses Corps as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. She was also a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach.

            Survivors include her husband, John W. Post, of Vero Beach; three sons, John C. Post of Melbourne Beach, Donald A. Post of New Hampton, N.Y., and Wayne A. Post of Indiatlantic; two daughters, Mary Lynn Schewenker of Queensbury, N.Y, and Bonnie Ann Post of Salisbury, Conn.; and nine grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Cox-Gifford Funeral Home, Vero Beach, Fla.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach…. [article cut off]

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Elizabeth L. Post, born 18 Aug 1922, died 3 Aug 1993 in Indian River Co.

            Elizabeth is buried at Crestlawn Cemetery, Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL.

 

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ELIZABETH SUSAN SUMNER ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Thursday, 23 December 2010

                                     

 

            Alford, Susan Sumner 77, a native of St. Petersburg, passed away Dec. 18, 2010 at Edward White Hospital in the care of Hospice.

            Elizabeth Susan Sumner was a member of the Pinellas County pioneer Sumner family. A lifelong resident of St. Petersburg, she was born Nov. 11, 1933. She was a 1951 graduate of St. Petersburg High School and attended Florida State University where she pledged Delta Delta Delta sorority. In 1953 she returned to St. Petersburg and joined the family business, Sumner Marble & Granite Works, Inc. which had been founded by her grandfather, R.H. Sumner in 1927. She later became president of the corporation, a position she held until her death. Upon her marriage to W.T. “Al” Alford, he joined the family business and also managed Royal Palm Cemetery. Mrs. Alford was a member of the St. Petersburg Debutante Club, Junior League of St. Petersburg, Cathedral Church of St. Peter and former member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Al, her brother Reginald H. Sumner III, and her parents, R. Harvey and Kathryn Sumner.

            She is survived by her son, Richard Sumner Alford; a nephew Reginald H. Sumner IV (Kristine); and a grandniece, Kathryn Sumner.

            Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 28 at the funeral home from 4-7 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140-4th St. N, St. Petersburg, on Wednesday, Dec. 29 at 2 pm. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to a favorite charity. R. Lee Williams & Son 49th St. No./727-527-1177 www.rlwilliams.com.

FAG photo requested 1/15/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Susan S. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

 

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ELIZABETH WILDER ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 8 September 2004

 

LAKELAND—Mrs. Elizabeth Wilder Alford of Lakeland died of complications following a stroke Monday (Sept. 6, 2004) at Highlands Lake Center. She was 84.

            Born in Cedar Key on May 20, 1920, she came to Lakeland from there in 1945. She was a homemaker. She attended First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter, Janice M. Mitchell, Lakeland; sons, Jack H. Alford, Wayne Alford, Glenn Alford, all of Lakeland, W. Ray Alford, Lady Lake; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Heath Funeral Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel....

 

 

Photos from Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha Hood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie E. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Jack H. Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELLIANNA JEAN ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 1 September 2006

 

            Ellianna Jean Alford, the infant daughter of Kyle and Rebecca Alford, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006. The service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at Freedom Church, 2801 Thomasville Road, with burial at 3 p.m. EDT at Welcome Church Cemetery in Dellwood.... Culley’s MeadowWood Funeral Home, Timberlane Road Chapel (850-893-4177) is handling arrangements.

            Ellianna Jean Alford, seven months and three weeks old, beloved daughter of Kyle and Rebecca Alford, sister to Kaleb and Hope Alford, died from complications of spinal muscular atrophy. She was cherished and loved by her grandparents, Erma Jean Alford and Tom and Judy Saccenti. She joined her brother, Ethan Alford, and her Papa Hayes Alford in heaven. Her blue eyes and adorable smile lit her face with the expectations of the love, kisses and singing that was given in abundance by her family, friends and all who cared for her....

FAG photo requested 1/2/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellianna J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Jan 206, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her grandmother, Erma Jean Moneyham Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELMA L. ALVORD

 

HERNANDO TODAY

Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL—5 January 2004

 

            Elma L. Alvord, 97, of Brooksville died Thursday, Jan. 1, at Brooksville Regional Hospital.

            Born in Liberty City, Fla., she came here 36 years ago from Ocala. She was a homemaker, the first resident of Cloverleaf and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brooksville.

            Survivors include: son, John W. White of Brooksville; sister, Edna L. Hord of Le High Acres, Fla.; grandchildren, Howard R. White and Nancy W. Schmidt; great grandchildren, Elizabeth Ann, Allison Ann and Charles Reid Schmidt Jr.

            Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elma L. Alvord (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Sept 1906, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL.

 

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ELNORA ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—4 June 2003

 

            Elnora Alford of West Palm Beach passed away on May 30, 2002. Services were held on June 6, 2003 at Roanoke Baptist Church. The Royal Palm Funeral Home of West Palm Beach was in charge of arrangements.

            Born on April 21, 1921, she was the wife of the late Reverend L.J. Alford. Surviving are her children Mary Minor, Lillian Jones, Ann Hudson Gloria Davis (Willie Fred), and Learie Leo Alford, and her grandchildren Cedric (Cynthia) Mays, Angrinette (Lawrence) Hardnett, Carla Minor, Lashaun (Joseph) Bain, Sabrina Davis, Zandra Davis, Gia Jones, and Armistress Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ELSIE ALFORD MATTSEN

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—5 April 2005

 

            Mattsen, Elsie A., 78, died Sunday, April 3, 2005. Born in Doctor’s Inlet, Fla., she had been a resident of Tampa for 60 years.

            She is survived by a daughter, Helen; three sisters, Lois McLeod, Barbara Modisette and Frances Smith; two brothers, Clyde and Carl Alford; and many loving nieces and nephews.

            She loved her family and friends more than anything else.

            Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at Garden of Memories Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E. Lake Ave., Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie Mattsen (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 July 1926, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Carl Cecil Alford, Clyde W. Alford Sr., and Beatrice “Betty” Alford Gideon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Elsie 1926 FL1, Cleveland 1899 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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ELSIE INEZ ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—18 November 1987

 

            Alford, Elsie Inez, 87, of 3435 Third Ave. N, Apt. 107, St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 10, 1987). Born in Canada, she came here in 1938 from Ontario. Locally, she was a member of the New Apostolic Church.

            Survivors include four sisters, Vera Hughes, Bernice Moore, Ena Hicks and Edna Ross, all of Picton, Ontario, Canada. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie I. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 15 Jan 1900, last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

 

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EMILY MARIE JENKINS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 29 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            Emily M. Alford, 64, Lamont [Jefferson Co.], died yesterday at Pine Lake Nursing Home, Greenville. The native of Lee County, Ala., was a former resident of Opelika, Ala., and moved to Lamont in 1974. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jefferson County.

            Survivors include her husband, Henry; a son, Ronnie Alford, Milton; a daughter, Wanda Faye Watts, Lamont; a brother, E.H. Jenkins, Valley, Ala.; a sister, Gloria Martin, Houston; and 10 grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Ebenezer Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Jefferson County. The visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Beggs-Wilkins Funeral Home, Monticello.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Emily Marie Jenkins Alford, born 20 Feb 1927, died 19 Oct 1991 in Madison Co.

 

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ERMA JEAN MONEYHAM ALFORD

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Friday, 29 May 2009

 

 

            Erma Jean Alford, 76, of Dellwood died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at her residence.

            Erma Jean was a native and lifelong resident of Dellwood. She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Welcome Assembly of God Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Lump and Callie Moneyham; husband, Hayes L. Alford; grandson, Ethan Alford; granddaughter, Ellianna Jean Alford; and brother, Alton Royce Moneyham.

            Survivors include two daughters, Hilda and Carey Alday of Tallahassee, and Carol and Harvey Standland of Dellwood; two sons, Glen Alford of Dellwood, and Kyle and Rebecca Alford of Tallahassee; a brother, Clyde Moneyham and wife Alene of Grand Ridge; and twin brother, Bobby Gene Moneyham and wife LaDon of Chattahoochee; three sisters, Vergie Mae Stephens and Ollie Mae Neel of Grand Ridge, and Joyce Wilson of Tallassee, Ala.; brother-in-law, Luther Alford of Dellwood; sister-in-law, Geneva and husband, the Rev. Dewey Myers of Panama City; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Welcome Assembly of God Church near Dellwood, with the Rev. Kyle Alford, Dr. Thomas Batts, the Revs. Gary Howell and Clinton Howell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing.

The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Welcome Assembly of God Church, 6784 Messer Road, Grand Ridge.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette St., Suite C, Marianna, FL 32446.

            www.jamesandsikesfuneralhomes.com

FAG photo requested 12/21/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma Jean Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Apr 1933, last residence Sneads, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her granddaughter Ellianna Jean Alford in this compilation.

 

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ERMA KILE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 7 September 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Erma K., 93, of 125 56th Ave. S, died Saturday (Sept. 6, 1986) at Sunny Shores Villas.

            Born in Groveport, Ohio, she came here in 1960 from Washington, D.C. She was former secretary for a real estate company. Locally she was a member of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church and with her late husband Rev. Collye W. Alford started six churches in the area including St. Mark’s, St. James in St. Petersburg, and First United Methodist Churches, Pinellas Park.

            Survivors include her stepdaughter Colleen McConnell and a granddaughter Julie McConnell, both of Redington Beach, and several nieces and nephews including Ronald Kile, Annapolis, Md. Bobbitt Funeral Chapel.

 

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ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 7 September 1986

 

            Mrs. Erma K. Alford, 93, of 125 56th Avenue S., died Saturday, Sept. 6, 1986. Visitation Monday 2–4 and 6–8 PM at Bobbitt Funeral Chapel, 4400 66th Street N. Services Tuesday 10:30 AM St. Marks United Methodist Church, the Rev. Roger G. Watts officiating. Interment Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Erma Kile Alford, born 10 Jan 1893, died 6 Sept 1986 in Pinellas Co.

 

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ERNEST L. ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—31 December 1985

 

            Alford, Ernest L., 55, of Stuart, died Wednesday [December 26]. Memorial services 2 p.m. Wednesday at The First Church of Christ, Stuart. Wallace and White Funeral Home, Stuart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Feb 1930 and died _____ Dec 1985, last residence Stuart, Martin Co., FL.

 

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ERNEST O. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 19 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Ernest O. Alvord, age 87, of Fair Haven Center, Miami Springs, Florida passed away Saturday, August 14, 1999. Survived by brother Lawrence E. Alvord, of Middletown, Pa., a sister Violet Fritz of Harrisburg, Pa. Memorial services will be held at Fair Havens Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that E.O. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 19 Feb 1912, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Lawrence E. Alvord in Pennsylvania Obituaries. It names their parents, George W. Alvord and Florence Gotchell.

            Ernest A. Alvord and Violet R. Alvord were listed in the 1920 census of Dauphin Co. PA, the children of George W. & Florence Alvord. All were born in PA. In 1910 George and Mary Alvord, both 24 were boarding with Mary Hartman in Dauphin Co. In 1900 George W. Alford was listed in Dauphin Co. as son of Samuel W. and Mary Alvord.

 

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ERNEST SHEPHARD “JIMMY” ALFORD, JR.

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Tuesday, 22 January 1980

 

            Mr. Ernest S. (Jimmy) Alford, Jr., 55, of Tampa, passed away Saturday night [January 19]. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Chapel of the F.T. Blount Company Funeral Home, 5101 Nebraska Avenue.... Interment will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

            A native of Ft. Meade, Florida, Mr. Alford had lived in Tampa for the past 47 years, and was a member of the D.A.V.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Evelyn Alford, Tampa; four sons, Ernest S. Alford III, George W. Alford, both of Gibsonton, Michael Alford, Brandon, Eugene Alford, stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany; one daughter, Sheila Rogers, Gibsonton; two stepsons, James Smith, Tampa, Wayne Smith, Hollywood, Cal.; one stepdaughter, Sandra Kearly, Moseley, Va.; one sister, Elizabeth Collier, Tampa; maternal grandmother, Mary L. Thompson, Tampa; two aunts; eleven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.”

 

 

Photo from Garden of Memories Cemetery, Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawler Family

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 Dec 1924, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Mary Evelyn Sisk Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists the marriage of Ernest Shephard Alford Jr. and Mary Evelyn Sisk/Mary Evelyn Smith (2 records) on 13 Apr 1974 in Hillsborough Co.

            FL Marriages also lists Ernest’s first marriage to Dorothy J. Corwin in 1946, Hillsborough Co.

            FL Divorces lists Ernest S. Alford and Dorothy Jean Alford, divorced in Hillsborough Co., _____ Nov 1964.

 

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ESSIE MAE WALKER ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 31 May 2004

 

MELBOURNE—Mrs. Essie Mae Alford of Melbourne, a Lakeland native, died Thursday (May 27, 2004). She was 92.

            She was born Feb. 5, 1912, and moved to Melbourne eight years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist of Melbourne.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alford. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Harwood, Melbourne; brother, Raymond Walker, Lakeland; sisters, Pearl Ivey and Virginia West, both of Lakeland; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeland Funeral Home….

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from mecompton – no email

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Feb 1912, last residence not listed.

 

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ESTELLA LEE JOHNS ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Friday, 11 April 1986

 

            Alford, Estella Lee, 63, of Miami. Services noon Saturday, New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Range Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 30 Jan 1923 and died _____ April 1986, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Estella Lee Alford, black, born 30 Jan 1923, died 3 Apr 1986.

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

 

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ESTHER M. ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—21 February 1989

 

            Alford, Ester, 44, of 1448 W. 33rd St., Riviera Beach. Stevens Brothers Funeral Home, West Palm Beach. Funeral Saturday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 July 1944 and died 4 Feb 1989, last residence West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Esther Alford, black, born 16 July 1944, died 20 Feb 1989 in Palm Beach Co.

 

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ESTHER REGINA ALFORD MAY

 

[This obituary is from Find A Grave and includes “personal knowledge” of the contributor, Kristy Thomas.]

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—_____ September 2005

 

            (Esther) Regina Alford May died at age 31 in Palatka, Florida. She was a Palatka native and had lived here for the past 3 years, coming from Warner Robins, Ga. She worked as a receptionist with Limeres Medical Clinic in Palatka.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jean (McDonald)Alford who passed away in 2001.

            She is survived by two sons, Jeremy and Ryan May, both of Kathleen, Ga.; father, Reggie A. Alford of Palatka; the father of her children, Ronald May of Kathleen (Son of Irma and Ivan May); sister, Rachel Alford of Palatka; grandmothers, Louise Alford and Della Whitaker, both of Palatka.

            She will be layed to rest in Etoniah Cemetery along with her mother and the Ancestors of her children.

 

Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kristy Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD JOHNSON

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 18 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Funeral Service for Mrs. Ethel Johnson, who passed away September 12, 1998, will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, in Royal Tabernacle Baptist Church....

            Mrs. Johnson is survived by: her children, John Johnson, Mildred Jackson (Steve), Minnie Jackson (Lonnie), Rev. Carl Johnson (Denise), Hiram Johnson, Pearl Thomas (Jacquat), Theresa Pierce (Sylvester) and Ennist Johnson (Valerie); 34 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Minnie Fields and Roberta Engram, Cuthbert, GA; 2 brothers, Clarence Alford (Jeraldine) and J.C. Alford, Cuthbert, GA; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends....

            Interment, Edgewood Cemetery. Arrangements by Phillips Mortuary, 4815 Avenue B 768-0666, Garcia M. Phillips, LFD.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Ethel Johnson, born 12 Feb 1929, died 12 Sept 1998 in Duval Co.

 

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ETHEL DICKSON HALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 6 November 1988

 

            Ethel Dickson Halford, 81, died on Friday [November 4] at her home. Services were held on Monday at the Georgia Bell Dickinson Apartments with burial at Pittsfield Cemetery in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

            A native of Pittsfield, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1975. She was a retired owner and operator of apartment properties, a member of the Society of Friends in Hartford, Connecticut, and had served as volunteer receptionist at the Georgia Bell Dickinson complex.

            Survivors include two daughters, Joan Gatlin of Tallahassee and Georgia Carter of Bristol Connecticut, a son, William Halford of Tallahassee, two brothers, John Dickson of Levittown, Pennsylvania, and Ronald Dickson of California, a granddaughter, Lisa Lozito of Bristol, and three grandsons, Arthur and Robert Gatlin and Aaron Halford, all of Tallahassee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Halford (SS# issued in CT) was born 11 May 1907, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

 

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ETHEL INEZ GOODWIN ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 10 September 2006

 

            Ethel Inez Alford, 82, a committed homemaker, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006. The service will be at 3 p.m. EDT Monday at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, with interment at Hosford Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. EDT today at Adams Funeral Home in Bristol (850- 643-5410)....

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Telogia and worked in food services for several years. She was of the Holiness faith.

            She is survived by four sons, Kenny Alford and Denny Alford, both of Telogia, and Lamar Alford (and wife Sandra) and Donnie Alford, both of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel I. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 July 1924, last residence Telogia, Liberty Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Kennie Johnson Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Kennie J. Alford and Ethel Inez Goodwin, married 1944 in Calhoun Co.

 

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ETHEL SAPP ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—20 April 1993

 

            Alford, Ethel Sapp, 88, of Fort Pierce. Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Funeral Wednesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel S. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 Oct 1903 and died _____ Apr 1993, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Ethel S. Alford, born 16 Oct 1904, died 18 Apr 1993 in Saint Lucie Co.

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

 

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EUGENE ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—13 December 1985

 

            Alford, Eugene, 59, of Miami. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Hall-Ferguson-Hewitt Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 June 1926, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

 

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EULA LEE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 1 June 1989

 

PERRY—Eula Lee Alford, 83, of Perry, died on Tuesday [May 30]. Services were held at Beulah Baptist Church in Suwannee County with burial at Beulah Cemetery.

            A native of Luraville, she had lived in Perry since 961. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Home Baptist Church in Perry.

            Survivors include four sons, James Alford of Tallahassee, Bobby Alford of Panama City, Donald Alford of Jacksonville, and Gerald Alford of Havana, a daughter, Winefred Imler of Tallahassee, a brother, Ervin Tompkins of Luraville, 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eula T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 March 1905 and died 31 May 1989, last residence Perry, Taylor Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Eula Lee Alford, born 20 March 1906, died 31 May 1989 in Taylor Co.

 

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EUNICE EARLINE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—8 July 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Services for Mrs. Eunice Earline Alford, 71, of 3618 Elm St., in Ellenton, will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Edward Funeral Home.

            The Rev. Lowell Shaw of the First United Methodist Church of Ellenton and the Rev. Jesse Joiner of the First Baptist Church of Ellenton will officiate.

            Burial will be in Ellenton Cemetery, with Roy Wood, Sammie Wood, Howell Foy, Charles (Sonny) Edwards, Donald Grubbs and Roy E. Wood serving as pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 June 1899 and died _____ July 1970, last residence Ellenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Eunice Earline Alford, born 15 June 1899, died 7 July 1870 in Manatee Co.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Farrar Alford; and her children Thomas Floyd Alford and Thelma Florence Alford in this compilation.

            The current name of the only cemetery in Ellenton is Mansion Memorial Park.

 

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EUNICE MACEL ALFORD WYNN CARUTHERS HAND

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 18 March 2009

 

QUINCY—Eunice Alford Hand, 78, passed away Thursday March 17, 2009, in Panama City. The graveside service will be Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 4 p.m. EDT at Hillcrest Cemetery in Quincy. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.

            She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Barbara W. Bennett of Ft. Braden and Martha and David Brandon of Hosford, Fla.; sisters, Frances Wise of Quincy; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Charles McClellan Funeral Home (850-627-7677) of Quincy in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice Macel Hand (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Feb 1931, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Coy Thomas Alford and James Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Howard R. Hand Sr. and Eunice A. Alford/Eunice A. Caruthers (2 records) married 1 Oct 1972 in Gulf Co.

            FL Marriages lists Eunice Alford and Davis Wynn, married 1950 in Gadsden Co.

            FL Divorces lists Davis Wynn and Eunice Wynn, divorced 1954 in Gadsden Co.

            FL Marriages lists Eunice Wynn and James Caruthers, married 1955 in Gadsden Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Eunice Macel 1931 FL1, James Thomas 1890 FL2, John Daniel 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVA FAYE STEWART ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Monday, 1 January 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

T.F. ALFORDS KILLED IN CRASH OF SWAMP-BUGGY

 

            A New Year’s weekend double tragedy that took the lives of a Bradenton couple in a swamp-buggy accident last Saturday [30 December 1961] at Sunniland, Florida will be marked tomorrow with double burial ceremonies in Ellenton Community Cemetery northeast of Bradenton on US 301.

            Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Floyd Alford, both 39 years old, will be lowered side by side into a double grave….

            Mrs. Alford, the former Eva Faye Stewart of Ocala, came to Bradenton from Knoxville, TN, about 10 years ago. Aside from her children, she is survived by three brothers, Page Stewart of Oneco, Stanford Stewart of Tallahassee, and Asa Stewart of Houston, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Shepherd and Miss Ida Stewart, both of Oneco.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Eva Faye Alford, no birth date, died _____ Dec 1961.

            See the complete obituary of her husband Thomas Floyd Alford in this compilation.

            The current name of the only cemetery in Ellenton is Mansion Memorial Park.

 

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EVELYN LORRAINE PETERSON ALFORD

Mother of Dianna M. Alford, AAFA #0311

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 24 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Evelyn Peterson Alford, 60, of Tallahassee died Nov 20.

            The service will be at 3 P.M. Sunday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, with burial at a later date.

            A native of West Palm Beach, she had lived in Tallahassee since 1991. She was a homemaker and a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

            She is survived by two daughters, Diana Alford and Elizabeth L. Alford, both of Tallahassee; her mother, Virgie Creel Peterson of Okeechobee; two brothers, Richard Peterson of Orlando and Clifford Peterson; and a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 May 1939, last residence not listed.

            FL Marriages lists Evelyn Lorraine Peterson and David Roy Alford, married _____ Apr 1958 in St. Lucie Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: David Roy 1937 FL1, Roy Lee 1900 FL2, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL3. Bryant’s mother was Mariah E./Marian E. Alford, daughter of Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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EVELYN LOUISE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

Photo from Wells Memorial Funeral Home

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—16 December 2010

 

            Alford, Evelyn Louise Johnson—age 83, age 83, of Plant City, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. She was born in Plant City and was a lifelong resident. Evelyn was a homemaker and attended Victory Worship Center.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Ronnie Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Larry Alford of Plant City; two daughters, Patricia Perkins of Lake Wales, Paula Cobb of West Palm Beach; sisters, Betty Hinson and Geraldine Bibberer; 6 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation with family and friends will be 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Wells Memorial Funeral Home with a service to take place on Friday the 17th at 2 pm with Pastor Tim Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Enon Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.wellsmemorial.com.

Photo from Mount Enon Memorial Cemetery, Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from FRH – no email – email sent thru Ronald Denver Alford’s Edit 1/4/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

Photo taken 1 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Louise Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 March 1927, last residence Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Ronald Denver Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Reuben Denver Alford, son of Reuben Lafayette Alford and Dollie C. Odom.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Reuben Denver 1926 AL1, Reuben Lafayette 1893 AL2, Richard Mason 1869 AL3, Richard Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FAE ANNA ALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Monday, 28 April 1986

 

GIRARD—Fae Anna Alford, 88, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Girard, died Saturday [April 26] at her residence.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Moss Funeral Home in Clearwater, Fla. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Girard Cemetery.

            Berry Funeral Home, Girard, is in charge of local arrangements.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Betty A. Russell of Clearwater, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Estella Machin of Mexico, Mo.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Sunday, 27 April 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

            Alford, Fae A., 88, of 1510 Lake Ave., Clearwater, died Saturday (April 26, 1986). Born in Illinois, she came here in 1970 from Davenport, Iowa. She was a member of Girard United Methodist Church, Girard Ill. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Springtime Commandry and Second Monday Club Ladies of the Shrine, both of Clearwater. She was a life member and past Matron of Chapter 178 OES, Pyramid Temple 10, Daughters of the Nile and order of White Shrine of Jerusalem Oriental Shrine 7, where she was past Worthy High Priestess, all of Davenport.

            Survivors include her daughter Betty A. Russell, Clearwater, a sister Estella Machin, Mexico, Mo.; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            Moss-Feaster Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Fae Anna Alford, born 7 Sept 1897, died 26 Apr 1986 in Pinella Co., FL.

 

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FANNIE MAE RUTLEDGE ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Monday, 18 December 2006

 

GAINESVILLE—Fannie Mae Rutledge Alford, Age 74, passed away on December 8, 2006 at The Manor of Gainesville. Mrs. Alford was born in High Springs, FL. She was a Homemaker and affiliated with Spring Hill Baptist church.

            She was preceded in death by her son Ronald L. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter Corine Hill, Gainesville, FL; 2 sons, Tommie W. Alford (Amy), Iowa, Willie L. Alford, Gainesville, FL; sister, Gertrude Simmons (Charles), Gainesville; 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

            Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 16, 2006 at Washington Funeral Home Chapel, 3809 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL at 11:00AM.... Processional will form at 10:00AM, Saturday December 16, 2006 at the home of Corine Hill, 740 NE 23rd Ave, Apt. C38, Gainesville, FL. Burial will follow in the Rutledge Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Washington Funeral Home, (352) 372-3328.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Feb 1933, last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL.

 

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FAYE BLANCHARD ALFORD

 

Memorial Solutions

DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—_____ September 2011

 

 

            Mrs. Faye Alford, age 67 of DeFuniak Springs passed away at the family residence Thursday, September 29, 2011 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born March 30, 1944 in Pensacola, Florida the daughter of Leslie Roland and Mae Lilly Kelley Blanchard. After graduation from high school Faye graduated from Mississippi College in Jackson, Mississippi with a Social Behaviors Degree. She was a case worker for the Welfare Department, now known Children and Family Services. Faye was a member of First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs.

            Among survivors are her husband, Lamar Alford. Her daughters, Dr. Kelley Renton also of DeFuniak Springs and Catherine Alford of Pensacola. Her sister, Patricia Anderson of Fort Walton Beach and two granddaughters, Myra and Kyndal.

            Memorials may be made in Faye Alford’s memory to Pregnancy Support Center or First Christian Academy , 216 East Live Oak Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. A time of visitation will be from 10A.M. until 11A.M. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in First Baptist Church with the funeral beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Bill Bricker and Dr. Bobby Tucker officiating. Burial will follow in Sandy Creek Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 1/2/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye B. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            Her maiden name is from her memorial at the Escambia High School Class of 1962 website.

 

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FLETCHER ALFORD, JR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 20 January 2000

 

            Fletcher Alford, Jr, of 2641 Wilkins Court passed away January 13, 2000.

            Survivors are his sons, Bertram Alford and Calvin Blevins; brother Johnny Alford (Emma); sister, Inell Sullins (Michael), Forestville, MD; brother in law, James Freeny; mother in law, Sadie Cleveland, a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, at Zion Hope Baptist church.... Burial will be in Salem, AL. Arrangements entrusted to A.B. Coleman Mortuary, Inc. 5660 Moncrief Road.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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FLORA M. ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Saturday, 5 February 2005

 

LAKE CITY [Columbia Co.]—Flora Alford of Lake City died on Friday [February 4] at Hospice of North Central Florida after an extended illness. She was 75.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Oxford, NY and moved to Lake City from Indiana eight years ago. She was a retired piano teacher and a member of the Piano Teachers Association. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, IN.

            Survivors include her husband, Reginald L. Alford of Lake City; sons, William Robert Alford of Appleton, WI and Paul Noel Alford of Bloomington, IL; a daughter, Linda Susan Frazer of Tuxedo, NY; a brother, David H. Adams of Bethlehem, PA; a sister, Nancy Dill of Brewster, NY; and ten grandchildren.

            Archer Funeral Home in Lake Butler was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flora A.. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 20 June 1929, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Maurice L. Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Reginald L. ???? NY1, B. McClure 1903 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Ruel 1838 NY4, Rufus 1812 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10.

 

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FLORENCE ALFORD WALLACE

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

A longtime Hillsborough County educator who taught her first class in Tennessee almost 90 years ago dies at 104.

 

TAMPA—Florence Alford Wallace, whose half-century career in education began with a fib about her age, died Tuesday. She was 104.

            At 16, two years younger than the minimum age for schoolteachers, Wallace conspired with a superintendent to begin teaching in a rural Tennessee school.

            Each week she’d take a two-hour horse-and-buggy ride to school, then rush back home on weekends to Lewisburg, Tenn., “to be a girl again,” she said in a 1993 interview.

            “My mother was very firm in her beliefs and she wanted me to teach for one year,” Wallace said.

            After the year was up, friends at home dared her to keep teaching. She did—for the next 50 years.

            After she was widowed in 1930, Wallace and her 5-year-old daughter Mary moved to south Tampa. Wallace began teaching at Helen Hill private school. She left for Roosevelt Elementary in 1937.

            By 1943, she had become principal at DeSoto Elementary School. Two years later she began a 14-year tenure as principal of Mitchell Elementary. She was principal of Anderson Elementary for seven years before retiring in 1963.

            Thirty years later, 200 people showed up for her 100th birthday.

            Wallace was a member of First Christian Church, Hillsborough County Elementary Principals Council, Federation of Women’s Clubs and other groups.

            Survivors include three granddaughters: Mary Ann Bloom of Greenville, S.C., Nancy Jo Clark Weatherford of Clearwater and Greenville, and Beverly Clark Buggle of Largo; and four great- grandchildren.

            Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, 350 Hyde Park Ave. Visitation is 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home, MacDill Avenue Chapel.

            Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church for the Florence Wallace Scholarship Fund.

 

In another article:

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Florence Alford Wallace, 104, of Tampa died Tuesday [April 8]. A native of Lake Weir, she moved to Tampa in 1930 from Lewisburg, Tenn. She was a teacher, member of First Christian Church of Tampa, National Education Association, Florida Education Association, Hillsborough Education Association, Hillsborough County Elementary Principals Council and Federation of Women’s Clubs.

            She is survived by three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Homes, MacDill Avenue Chapel, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She is not listed in FL Deaths.

 

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FLORENE IVEY ALFORD

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Sunday, 21 August 2005

 

            Florene Ivey Alford, 87, of Bonifay [Holmes Co.], Fla., passed away Aug. 14, 2005, at her residence.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Chauncey “Red” Alford; brother, Henry N. Ivey; and sister, Kathryn Reeder.

            Survivors include her son Larry Alford of Bonifay; brother, Glynn Ivey of Ebro; sister, Margaret Matthews of Marianna; and grandchildren, William C. Alford of Atlanta, Ga., and Nancy Lee Alford of Tallahassee.

            A graveside service was held Tuesday, August 16, at 10 a.m., at Bonifay City Cemetery.... Peel Funeral Home directed.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florene I. Alford (SS# issued in NFL) was born 428 March 1918, last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

 

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FLORIDA HALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 16 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Florida Halford of 420 W. 17th St. passed away March 12, 1997.

            Survivors are her daughter, Mable Coleman; daughter-in-law, Naomi Halford; grandson, Rudy Halford; granddaughters, Yolanda Dingle (Devon), Tracey Roulhac (Terrance), Yolanda & JoAnn Coleman; sisters, Georgia Mae Johnson and Celia Love; nephew, Herman Johnson; other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday in the A.B. Coleman Memorial Chapel, 5660 Moncrief Road, Bishop C.D. Kinsey, officiating.... Interment in Edgewood Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florida Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 29 Sept 1901, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 17 January 2007

 

Frank Joseph Alford

Photo from: Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Oak Lawn Funeral Home, Pensacola, FL

 

FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD

1924-2007

 

            Mr. Frank J. Alford passed away on Monday morning, January 15, 2007, with his family by his side. Frank was born on January 31, 1924 in Columbus, GA, to the late Julius E. and Etta (Bell) Alford. He has resided in Escambia County for many years.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea. He was a member of the American Legion Post #240 for 31 years, and a former long time member of Little Flower Catholic Church. He worked for Public Works Service at Pensacola NAS for 33 years. He was an avid fisherman, and his favorite past time was playing checkers. Frank loved to work in his yard, and is well known for his pecan trees.

            Mr. Alford was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and he will be missed.

            Mr. Alford is preceded in death by his brothers, C.W. Alford, and John Alford, his son Frank J. Alford Jr. (Sonny).

            He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elizabeth (O’Donovan) Alford; his daughter, Catherine Ann (Robert) Hurrell; his son, Timothy Edward (Cindy) Alford; grandchildren, Heather (Bill) Varis, Jason (Tonya) Hurrell, and David (Ivanna) Hurrell; Great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Varis, Tina Varis and Mia Hurrell; He is also survived by his brother J.E. Alford, two sisters Mary Etta Hagersick and Leah Coursen; a special checkers player and neighbor, Bill Spaid, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            Thank you to the staff of Baptist Manor Nursing Home (Sub-A-Cute Wing) and Dr. Bondurant for the love and care they showed towards Frank.

            Visitation will be Thursday, January 18, 2007, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Oak Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, January 19, 2007 at 10:00 AM, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home, with Father Nathan officiating. Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

 

Photo from Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frank J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth O’Donovan Alford; his mother, Mary Etta Bell Alford; and his brother John Sidney Alford in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos, including possible photos of Frank’s parents, are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            His lineage: Frank Joseph 1924 GA1, Julius Elijah 1886 AL2, Charles N. 1862 AL3, Julius 1836 GA4, Axiom 1811 GA5, Needham 1785 NC6.

 

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FRED ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—9 May 1999

 

            Fred Alford, 82, of Perry died of an extended illness Friday.

            The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Perry (850-584-4149), with burial at San Pedro Baptist Church Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            A native of Baker County, he had lived in Perry since 1971. He was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was a member of the San Pedro Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Louise Alford of Perry; a stepson, Gary Clark of Perry; four daughters, Joyce Jeffers and Jackee Fowler, both of Jacksonville, Irene Digolyer of Middleburg and Annette Padgett of Perry; a stepdaughter, Floye Bennett of Tallahassee; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Photo from San Pedro Baptist Church Cemetery, Perry, Taylor Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Melba McNeese Denmark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 May 1916, last residence Perry, Taylor Co., FL.

 

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FRED EMANUEL ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Friday, 30 July 2010

 

            Fred E. Alford, 33, passed away July 28, 2010 after an accident. He was born in Gainesville, Florida and lived his entire life in this area. He was an Electrician for Hinote Electric. He graduated from Cedar Key High School in 1996. He enjoyed fishing, blue grass music, children, family and friends and playing jokes on others. He was a wonderful Husband, father, son, brother. His greatest joy in life was to help others.

            He is survived by his wife, Missy Cooper Alford, two daughters, Nicole age 12, and Aubriann, age 7, His mother Adrian Alford of Chiefland, brother and sister in law, Patrick and Marcie Alford of Floral City, a sister and brother in law, Janet and Billy Hinote of Chiefland, mother in law, Nettie Bozeman, nephews and nieces, Ryan Hinote, Amanda and Lonnie Hinote, Madison Hinote, Sarah and Logan Alford, Sheaee and Naaman Cooper, Grandfather Marion Polk, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and greats.

            Preceded in death by Grandpa Peachman and Granny Nellie Alford, his father, Lonnie Emanuel Alford.

            Visitation will be Friday, July 30, 2010 from 6-Spm at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland and Burial will be graveside at Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, FL. on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 11am. Online condolences can be made to our website www.hiers-baxley.com. Arrangements under the care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services 1301 N. Young Blvd. Chiefland, Florida 32626 (352) 493-0050.

 

Photo from Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha Hood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Emanuel Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Aug 1976, last residence Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his grandparents, Fred Peachman Alford and Nellie Mae Alford in this compilation.

 

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FRED PEACHMAN ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Friday, 25 October 1996

 

CEDAR KEY—Fred Peachman Alford of Cedar Key died Wednesday [October 23] at his home. He was 70.

            Mr. Alford was a self-employed commercial fisherman. He also served in the U.S. Navy.

            He was a lifelong resident of Cedar Key and was a member of Church of Christ in Cedar Key

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a son, Lonnie Alford.

            Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Nellie M. Alford of Cedar Key; two daughters, Edith Castell and Ann Richburg, and three sons, Johnny Alford, Bill Alford and Cecil Alford, all of Cedar Key; 10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

Photo from Cedar Key Cemetery, Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bertha Hood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred P. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 Aug 1926, last residence Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie Mae Alford; and his grandson Fred Emanuel Alford in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—_____ September 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

LAKELAND—Mr. George Benjamin Alford of Lakeland died Thursday (Sept. 12, 1996) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 34.

            Born in Dade City on June 10, 1962, he moved to Lakeland 30 years ago. He was a ben operator for Kraft Foods in Lakeland. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Winter Haven.

            He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Alford, Lakeland, son, Aaron Alford, Lakeland; brother, Dewey Alford Jr., Dade City; sisters, Tiffany Alford, and Tara Alford, both of Dade City; father, Dewey Alford; stepmother, Sandy Alford, Dade City; mother, Jeannie Baggett; stepfather, John Baggett, Lakeland.

            Graveside visitation will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday at the Oak Hill Burial Park Cemetery. Graveside services will follow at 10:30 on Monday at the cemetery.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George B. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his father, Maurice Dewey Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE FRANKLIN ALFRED

 

Source unknown [from Ed’s Family Tree, Obituaries A], but probably:

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 23 June 1967

 

Alfred, George F.

Dec 15, 1910 - Jun 22, 1967

 

            George Franklin Alfred, 56, died Thursday morning [June 22] at his home, 800 Colfax Street.

            Mr. Alfred was a lifelong resident of Pensacola and was an employee of Tucker Taxi Co.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eva Mae Alfred, Pensacola; three sons, Louis Owens Alfred, Steve Alfred and Eugene Alfred, all of Pensacola; three daughters Mrs. Ineta Virginia Crutchfield, of Pensacola, Mrs. Frances Mae Carmichael and Mrs. Volita Louise Divens, both of Piqua, Ohio; a half sister, Mrs. Willie Carroll; a half brother, Ed Wise, both of Pensacola; and seven grandchildren.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fisher-Pou Funeral Service.

 

Photo from Black Hammock Cemetery, Avalon Beach, Santa Rosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Doug Lindsey - dlindsey100@gmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 Dec 1910 and died _____ June 1967, last residence not listed.

 

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GEORGE “HAL” ALFORD, JR.

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—15 May 2003

 

            Alford, Jr., George “Hal”, 47, passed away May 14, 2003 at South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, FL. Hal was born November 17, 1955 in Sanford and has lived his entire life there.

            He is survived by his mother Lola Sumners; grandmother Eva Benton, Sanford; sister Bonnie Kickery, Satsuma, FL; brother Steve Alford, Sanford; five children, Chere and Derek, of Sanford; George H. Alford III and Marjorie Alford, both of Chicago, IL; Ricky Stinstrom, of Maryland; four grandchildren; and many relatives and friends in Sanford.

            Memorial Service will be held on Friday May 16th at 11AM, at the Grace Fellowship Congregational Church, 24th and Park Avenue, Sanford.

 

Photo from Sylvan Lake Cemetery, Sanford, Seminole Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Cheryl - cherbear22@gmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Sanford, Seminole Co., FL.

 

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GEORGE MAXWELL ALFORD, SR.

 

Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—_____ January 2011

 

            George Maxwell Alford, Sr., age 57, of Interlachen, died Tuesday January 11, 2011 at Kindred-North Florida in Green Cove Springs after an extended illness. He was a native of Palatka and had lived in Interlachen for the past 7 years, coming from Starke. He grew up with his family in Orange Mills and was a life-long logger. He loved his family very much and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

            He is survived by his wife, Angela Alford of Interlachen; 5 sons, George Maxwell Alford, Jr. of Ocala, Eric Scott Alford, Aaron Alford, Chayton Dakotah Alford and Matthew Eric Jenkins, Jr., all of Interlachen; daughter, Tiffany Annette Jenkins of Live Oak; 4 brothers, Charlie Alford, Marvin Alford, Gene Alford, and J.C. Alford; 2 sisters, Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson and 2 grandchildren, Kelsey Fayth Alford and Kaylyn Shery Alford.

            Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday January 14th at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Mark Driskell officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

 

 

Photo from Oak Hill East Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

Photograph taken 3 January 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Maxwell Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Feb 1953, last residence Interlachen, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Dora Craft Alford; and his sister Margie Alford Riley in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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GEORGE W. ALFORD, III

 

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL

Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL—Friday, 26 June 2009

 

            George W. “Big George” Alford III, 61, Port Orange, the owner of Alford, Rogers, Cullimore Concepts Inc. consulting and ground water rehabilitation company, died Tuesday [June 23].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 26 Dec 1947, last residence FL.

                                                                 

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GEORGIANNA “ANNIE” FLOWERS ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—26 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

OKEECHOBEE, Fla.—Former Pendleton resident Georgianna “Annie” Alford, 88, Buckhead Ridge, Okeechobee, died June 22, 1999, at her residence.

            Survivors include a son, Jon C. Alford; two daughters, Sherrie Shuck and Peggy Kingery; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton.... Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton....

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—26 June 1999

 

            Georgianna “Annie” Flowers Alford, 88, Buckhead Ridge, Fla., formerly of Pendleton, died June 22. She was a homemaker.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973. Services: 11:30 a.m. June 28 in Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Bright Chapel, Pendleton, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. June 27. Burial: Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton.

            She was the widow of Murray J. Alford.

            Survivors: children Jon C. Alford, Sherrie Shuck, Peggy Kingery seven grandchildren nine great-grandchildren two great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice J. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 3 May 1911, last residence Okeechobee, Okeechobee Co., FL.

 

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GHLEE ANN HENDLEY ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TODAY

Melbourne, Brevard Co., FL—Friday, 16 March 2007

 

COCOA [Brevard Co.]—Ghlee Ann Alford, 69, a retired teacher and homemaker, passed away Tuesday morning, March 13, 2007, at Wuesthoff Hospital in Rockledge, FL.

            Ghlee Ann was born in Georgia, but lived most of her life in Florida and moved to Cocoa in 1966. She raised her family and substituted in Central Brevard County Schools before going back to college to finish her degree in Teaching from UCF. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Merritt Island, Clearlake Baptist, King Street Baptist and Faith Fellow ship. She was a Sunday School Teacher and Choir member. Ghlee Ann loved music, crafts and her family.

            She is survived by her husband, Bob Alford, of 50 years; sons, Gary Alford and David Alford; daughter, Laura Dooley and son-in-law, Jim; mother, Ghlee Abraham; brother, Loren Hendley; sister, Linda Fields; and three grandchildren, Stephen and Ashlie Dooley and Joshua Alford.

            Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 16th, at Wylie Baxley Funeral Home in Rockledge. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 17th, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Brevard Memorial Park. Wylie Baxley Rockledge Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Brevard Memorial Park, Cocoa, Brevard Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Beausoleil

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ghlee A. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Aug 1937, last residence Cocoa, Brevard Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Ghlee Ann Hendley and Wiley Robert Alford, married _____ June 1956 in Leon Co.

 

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GLADYS BROWN ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington, DC—6 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Gladys Brown Alvord, 92, a jazz and blues pianist and a longtime D.C. resident, died of peritonitis March 31 at her home in West Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Alvord was born and raised in Brookeville, Md., where she continued to keep a summer home while she lived in the District. In 1955, Mrs. Alvord moved to West Palm Beach by boat. She began to play jazz and blues music at 55 around the Palm Beach area, and she also played as a volunteer for various organizations. Her husband, Elijah Smead Alvord Jr., died in 1984.

            Survivors include three daughters, Marian Sullivan of Garrett Park, Md., Clarissa Vowler of Gloucester, England, and Laura Livingston of West Palm Beach. Mrs. Alvord donated her body to the University of Miami.

            An outdoor memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today on Singer Island, Fla. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of donations to the Hospice of Palm Beach County, 6300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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GLADYS MARIE ALFORD CHAPMAN

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—2 November 1999

 

            Gladys Marie Alford Chapman, of 1616 Dewitt, Panama City, Fla. died Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999. She had been a resident of Bay County since 1936. Mrs. Chapman was a classroom teacher at Millville Elementary School and Cove Elementary School. She became Supervisor of Elections for Bay County and served in this capacity for 36 years until her retirement in 1996. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Panama City and the Joyful Servants Sunday School Class.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joseph F. Chapman Jr.

            She is survived by one son, Joseph F. Chapman III and wife Jeannette; one daughter, Jean Gainer and husband Jerry, all of Panama City; sister, Leila Scott of Panama City; grandchildren: Mary Marie Clemo and husband, Scott, Joey Chapman and wife, Pamm, Kristian Chapman and wife, Stacie, David Chapman and wife, Kelli, Lynn Johnson, and Maggie Hamm, all of Panama City, 10 great-grandchildren, and special friends: Owen Lawrence, Mae Allen, Cyndi Lewis, and Nell Gasaway.

            Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 2, 1999 at 11 a.m. in First Baptist Church of Panama City.... Following the funeral, there will be a graveside tribute at the Forest Lawn Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Joseph F. Chapman Jr., Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 914, Panama City, FL 32402 or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1200, Panama City, FL 32402 in memory of Gladys Chapman.

            Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joey Chapman, Kristian Chapman, David Chapman, and Scott Clemo. Honorary pallbearers are: Dr. S.A. Daffin III, Evelyn Humphreys, Reba Crowe, Prime 55 Advisory Board, Board of Directors of Peoples First Community Bank and members of the Joyful Servants Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church. Wilson Funeral Home Panama City, Fla. 785-5272 214 Airport Road.

 

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NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—2 November 1999

 

Pioneering educator, elections official Gladys Chapman dies

 

Minding the store: Gladys Chapman oversees the handling of election returns in November 1996.

 

PRECEDENT SETTER

Chapman became the first woman to hold public office in Bay County upon her appointment in 1961 to the job of supervisor of elections.

 

By Kendall Middlemas

 

            At a 1990 roast in her honor, Gladys Chapman was prepared with retorts, just in case speakers crossed the line.

            “I had this little blue book of things I was going to say tonight about you roasters, because don’t you think I don’t know some things,” Chapman told the audience.

            She had reason to know some things. Chapman was the longest serving public official in the history of Bay County, and she was among the best known.

            She died Sunday following a series of illnesses. She was 86.

            “She put up a heck of a fight,” her son, Joe Chapman, said Sunday. “She kept fighting ‘til the very end and she’s better off.

            “We’re happy that she’s in peace.”

            Gladys Chapman was a fighter all her life. But she fought quietly, promoting her principles largely by inspiration and example.

            Throughout her career, Chapman was regarded as a trailblazer who established a place for women in local government.

            For 36 years, her place was the Bay County supervisor of elections office. When former Florida Gov. Ferris Bryant appointed her supervisor in 1961, she became the first woman to hold public office in Bay County. The next year, she became the first woman elected to public office. She was re-elected eight times and retired in January 1997.

            “She was a talented, capable woman,” Bryant said Sunday.

            Bryant and Chapman kept in touch through the years, and he attended her retirement celebration.

            “I had a fondness for her. She was such a lovely lady and so willing to cooperate,” he said. “I’m really proud of that appointment because she was the first woman to hold office in Bay County.”

            At the time he appointed her, it was almost unheard of for women to be in such positions of power.

            “It was not customary to appoint women to political offices,” Bryant said.

            Bryant said he broke custom because he knew firsthand that a woman was up to the task.

            “I had three daughters and my wife was a very capable lady, herself,” he said. “That’s the way I looked at things.”

            Former Gov. Reubin Askew said Chapman was a “pioneer.”

            “I knew her as the supervisor when I was in the Legislature,” he said. “I came to respect her immensely. She was one of the most respected supervisors in the state.

            “I am saddened by her passing. She was a marvelous person and I enjoyed my friendship with her.”

            Charles Whitehead, chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, remembers Chapman’s appointment as supervisor.

            “I remember her as being a leader when people in government, especially county government, were all males,” he said. “She certainly opened the doors for an awful lot of women.”

            While she likely was best known for her long tenure in the elections office, Chapman’s work in the community long preceded her political career.

            In the 1940s, Chapman and four other teachers founded the Bay County Classroom Teachers Organization with the goal of involving teachers in the shaping of education policy.

            At the time, nearly all teachers were women, while administrators and the School Board members all were men.

            The organization was controversial from the start, inspiring fear among school administrators that it would function as a union.

            Chapman was asked to resign, first her position as president of the organization and later her teaching position.

            She refused on both counts, and the issue went to the Bay County School Board. She and other teachers who defended the teachers organization knew that they were placing their jobs in peril. But in the end, they convinced the School Board that the organization served a valuable purpose.

            For nearly 30 years, Chapman was active with the Bay County Council on Aging. She intermittently served on the council’s board of directors from its inception, and was a current board member.

            “She helped us out significantly,” said Beth Coulliette, the council’s executive director. “It’s going to be a real loss to our organization.”

            Coulliette said she often turned to Chapman for help with decisions affecting the council.

            “She was one of my mentors,” she said. “She would offer excellent advice to me.”

            Chapman’s role as mentor and counsel was something that many remembered Sunday.

            “There was never any doubt that her counsel was valued and it was coming from the heart,” Whitehead said.

            He said Chapman was one of the people who helped influence him to pursue a return to the state party chairmanship. He served in that position during most of the 1980s, and returned to the post this year.

            “She was probably as strong a Democrat as I’ve ever known in my life,” Whitehead said. “She certainly lived and supported her philosophy.”

            Chapman was born in Escambia County, Ala., and moved to Bay County in 1937.

            In order to attend high school, Chapman moved from her rural home to the nearest city, Brewton, Ala., and lived with friends there. She later went to Troy State Teachers College and received her Alabama teaching certificate in 1935.

            She taught first through eighth grades for two years in Castleberry, Ala., before moving to Bay County, where she taught third grade through junior high at Millville School and Cove Elementary School.

            “She had a rapport with kids that very few teachers have,” said Tommy Smith, who was schools superintendent at the time.

 

TWO TYPEWRITERS

 

            Chapman was on a leave of absence from teaching when Bryant appointed her elections supervisor.

            When she assumed the post, the office had two employees and two typewriters, and Bay County had 15,000 registered voters. During Chapman’s tenure, the number of employees grew to five and the voter roll to nearly 77,000.

            Chapman drew no challenge during her final re-election bid in 1992. She was 79 at the time.

            “I’m old enough to know how to do the job, and young enough to do it,” she said then, announcing that she would seek an eighth term.

            Just four years earlier, Chapman had taken on two Democratic Primary opponents and a Republican opponent during the general election.

            During the campaign, her age was made a subtle issue, but Chapman dismissed that criticism.

            “I do not want to go home and sit down and do nothing. I’ve been active all my life and I want to stay active,” she said, announcing her candidacy.

            In repeated interviews during her final days as supervisor, Chapman never failed to mention that she loved the job.

            “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it,” she said in 1996, as she worked her final election night. “My life has been full and complete because I’ve been able to serve the people I love.”

            Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church, 32 W. 6th St. The family will receive friends at Wilson Funeral Home, 214 Airport Road, from 5 to 7 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys A. Chapman (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 May 1913, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

 

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GLORIA G. HALFORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Wednesday, 5 May 2010

 

            Halford, Gloria G., 81, of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away on May 1, 2010. Landmark Funeral Home, Hollywood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria G. Halford (SS# issued in GA) was born 26 June 1928, last residence Hollywood, Broward Co., FL.

 

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GLYNN D. ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Thursday, 12 November 2009

 

            Mr. Glynn D. Alford, 51, of Vernon, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at his home.

            He was born Jan. 20, 1958, in Pensacola, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Lynn A. Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Martha Williams Alford of Vernon, Fla.; companion, Geri Webb of Panama City, Fla.; three children, Martha Lynn Olszowy of Ocala, Fla., Allison Hatfield and Christopher Tillman, both of Panama City, Fla.; two brothers, Mark Alford and wife, Abigail, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Lynn J. Alford and wife, Deborah, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren, Peyton and William Olszowy; and several nieces.

            Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at the Peel Funeral Home chapel in Bonifay, Fla., with the Rev. Jeff Cain officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society.

            Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, Fla., is directing.

 

 

 

Photos from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William May/iMAYges

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glynn D. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Lynn A. Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Glynn D. Alford and Elizabeth Belle Ray/Elizabeth Belle Reif (2 records), married 28 Apr 1990 in Duval Co.

 

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GLYNN HERMAN ALFORD

AAFA #0510

 

WALTON SUN

Santa Rosa Beach, Walton Co., FL—Friday, 22 February 2008

 

            Mr. Glynn Alford, 82, of DeFuniak Springs [Walton Co.], Florida, passed away February 19, 2008. He was born January 14, 1926 in Andalusia to Homer and Tinie Clark Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the United States Navy. He worked as an electrical engineer at Monsanto.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents.

            He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth M. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; two sons, Ronald G. Alford and wife Janan of Broomfield, Col. and Kevin R. Alford and wife Julie of Maggi Valley, N.C.; one daughter, Cathy R. Davis and husband Pat of Boerne, Texas; one brother, Wendell Alford and wife Adileen of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            A private memorial service was held at the family residence.

            To view obituaries, offer condolences and sign a guest book online, visit www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.

 

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NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 20 February 2008

 

            Glynn Alford, age 82, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Feb. 19, 2008.

            He was born on Jan. 14, 1926, in Andalusia to Homer and Tinie Clark Alford. Mr. Alford was a resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith. He was a veteran of World War II, serving his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an electrical engineer at Monsanto.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth M. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; two sons, Ronald G. Alford and wife Janan of Broomfield, Colo., and Kevin R. Alford and wife Julie of Maggi Valley, N.C.; one daughter, Cathy R. Davis and husband Pat of Boerne, Texas; one brother, Wendell Alford and wife Adileen of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            A private memorial service will be held at the family residence.

            You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences and sign guest book at www.clary-glenn.com.

            Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glynn H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            Howell was the son of Homer Sherman Alford and Tinie Estelle Clark.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Glynn Herman 1926 FL1, Homer Sherman 1903 FL2, John Turner Bulliford 1870 FL3, John Francis 1842 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GWEN WHITHAM ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—1 January 1987

 

            Alford, Gwen W., of 4575 Cove Circle N, died Wednesday (Dec. 31, 1986). Born in Springfield, S.D., she came here in 1972 from McLean, Va. She was a retired secretary for the Defense Department in Washington, D.C. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Seminole United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Seatowers Clowns.

            Survivors include two daughters, Joanne A. Taylor, Campo, Calif. and Myra A. Elliston, the Netherlands; a brother Woodrow C. Whitham, Aberdeen, S.D.; a sister Winifred G. Hephner, Arlington, Va.; and four grandchildren. E. James Reese Funeral Home, Seminole.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Gwen W. Alford, born 16 Dec 1908, died 31 Dec 1986 in Pinellas Co.

 

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HAROLD L. ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Monday, 24 December 1985

 

            Alford, Capt. Harold L., 74, of Palm City, died Thursday [December 20]. No services. Wallace and White Funeral Home, Stuart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 31 Jan 1911 and died _____ Dec 1985 , last residence Palm City, Martin Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Harold L. Alford, born 31 Jan 1911, died 19 Dec 1985 in Martin Co.

 

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HARRY ROBERT HALFORD

 

BREEZE COURIER

Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—29 November 2005

 

Sept. 10, 1933 - Nov. 25, 2005

 

            Harry Robert Halford, 72, of Fanning Springs, FL, formerly of Christian County, died Friday, November 25, 2005, in the VA Hospital, Gainesville, FL.

            He was born September 10, 1933, in Buckhart Township, the son of Kenwood and Anna Aline Halford. He moved to Fanning Springs, FL, in 1992 from Orlando, where he had worked for the City of Orlando in the Parks and Forestry Department.

            Surviving are his wife, Barbara; daughter, Vicki Lynn Hirstove of Taylorville; son, Robert Rence Snyder of Taylorville; mother, of Taylorville; and sisters: Marcella Purlee of California, Rose Mary Lehman of Taylorville, Brenda Sue Crawley of Blue Mound and Martha Wayne of Pawnee.

            Cremation rites will be accorded. Rick Gooding Funeral Home, Cross City, FL, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry R. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Old Town, Dixie Co., FL.

 

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HARVEY C. ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY—Saturday, 8 September 2008

 

SIDNEY [Delaware Co., NY]—Harvey C. Alford, of Sidney and North Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in North Lauderdale, Fla., after a long illness.

            A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, to be followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville.

            Harvey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughters, Michelle MacPherson (husband, Nelson) of Sidney, Marcia Clinton of Lyons, Colo.; sons, Mark Alford (wife, Jennifer) of North Lauderdale, Fla., Matthew Alford (wife, Wendy) of Pinebluff, N.C.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Alford of Binghamton; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Alford of Afton.

            Harvey was a World War II veteran and retired from Bendix Corporation in Sidney after 30 years of service.

            He was an active member and past commander of the American Legion post in Sidney and Harpursville. He was a life member of the Sidney Elks Lodge.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, or the American Legion, Sidney.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey C. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 March 1919, last residence Pompano Beach, Broward Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Charles R. Alford Sr. in New York Obituaries.

 

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HATTIE M. ARD ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—2 September 1994

 

LOWELL—Hattie Ard Alford, 91, a homemaker, died Sept. 1, 1994, at the residence of her daughter, Velma Lott.

            A native of Bristol, Mrs. Alford moved to Marion County 70 years ago. She was a member of Orange Lake Baptist Church.

            Survivors include daughters, Velma Lott, Lowell, Mildred Johnson, Orange Lake, and Annie Burch, Micanopy; son, A.J. Alford, Gainesville; sister, Nora Whittington, Flemington; brothers, Perry Ard, Reddick, and Fred Ard, Winter Haven; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

            Hiers Funeral Home, Ocala, is handling arrangements.

 

Photo from Millwood Cemetery, Reddick, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Wilma Drew - drews76@embarqmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hattie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Oct 1902 and, incorrectly, that she died 15 Sept 1994, last residence Reddick, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Abner James Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Abner Noel 1902 FL1, Wiley Halcott 1878 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HAZEL ALFORD TYUS

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—15 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Hazel A. Tyus, 72, of Dellwood died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 in Tallahassee. She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County. She worked as a bookkeeper for over 20 years at North West Florida Livestock Market in Marianna. She was a member of Welcome Assembly of God Church in Dellwood where she taught Sunday school for over fifty years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, C.A. and Verlie Alford.

            She is survived by her husband Thomas J. Tyus of Dellwood; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Leland Daniels of Dellwood, Tammie and Jamie Sykes of Tallahassee; three brothers: Luther Alford, Hayes Alford and Bobby Alford all of Dellwood; two sisters, Elouise Daniels of Grand Ridge and Geneva Myers of Panama City; four grandchildren: Thomas Tyus Daniels and Phillip Everett Daniels both of Dellwood, Morgan David Sykes and Lyndsey Hazel Sykes both of Tallahassee; extended family, Jennifer Jones of Tallahassee.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. (C.D.T.) at Welcome Assembly of God Church in Dellwood.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery with James & James Funeral Home Maddox Chapel of Marianna directing....

 

 

Photo from Welcome Church Cemetery, Dellwood, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mariah LB – no email –sent thru Edit 1/2/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,  

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Tyus (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Aug 1927, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her mother, Verlie E. Powell Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HAZEL L. IRWIN ALFORD

 

[She died in FL, but we are publishing her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.]

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 11 October 2004

 

NICHOLS—Hazel L. Alford, 88, widow of James E. “J.E.” Alford and formerly of Nichols, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 in Bradenton, Fla.

            Mrs. Alford was born February 10, 1916 in Franklin, Ind., a daughter of the late Wilsie and Pearl Green Irwin. Mrs. Alford worked at Tropicana for 15 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are, two daughters, Judith K. Bland of Phoenix, and Carol J. Martin of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; eight grandchildren; a great great grandchild, and three sisters-in-law, Elsie A. Drew Williams of Mullins, Kathryn A. McCormick and her husband Malcolm, of Nichols, and Ann A. Fowler and her husband Fred, of Mullins.

            Visitation will be held from 1 til 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins. Burial will follow in Cedardale Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 10 February 1916. Her last residence is listed as Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her husband, James Edward “J.E.” Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Edward 1929 SC1, Edward Manuel 1906 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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HECTOR ALFORD, JR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 13 December 1996

 

            Hector Alford Jr., 65, of Quincy died Monday [December 9] in Tallahassee.

            The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Church of God in Christ in Quincy, with burial at Bradwell Cemetery in Quincy.

            A native of Gadsden County, he was a member of Thomas Baptist Church in Quincy.

            He is survived by his wife, Moriah Alford of Quincy; a son, Alphonso Alford of Rochester, N.Y.; a daughter, Cassie Alford of Quincy; two stepsons, Emanuel Robinson and John Harris Sr., both of Quincy; a stepdaughter, Jewel Harris of Quincy; seven sisters, Cassie Attica, Carrie Smith and Ubzinine Jones, all of Tallahassee, Lillie Ruffins and Gladys Dilworth, both of Quincy, Wilma Colston of Midway and Geneva Taylor of Tarpon Springs; two brothers, Lawrence Alford of Tampa and Elijah Alford of Tallahassee; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            (Betsey Funeral Home in Quincy, 627-9541.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hector Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Nov 1931, last residence Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother Lawrence Alford in this compilation.

 

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HELEN DUPREE ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—7 May 2000

 

            Helen DuPree Alford, 89, of Jupiter, Florida, died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her residence.

            Born April 28, 1911, in Macon, Georgia, she had been a resident of Palm Beach County since 1936. She attended the University of Miami and was a member of Chapter AL, P.E.O.

            Survivors include one son, Ricker Alford, Jr. and his wife Mary Lou of Jupiter; one daughter Nina A. Bruner and her husband, Gerald, of Merritt Island; six grandchildren, Lore W. Bruner and his wife, Mareen, of Jupiter, Helen Renee Alford, Jupiter, Gerald Scott Bruner, Orlando, Ricker Alford III, Maui, Hawaii, Sandra Ricker Bruner, Orlando, and Joseph Mark Alford of Jupiter; one great-granddaughter, Camry Clare of Jupiter.

            Her husband, Ricker Alford, Sr. in 1963, predeceased her.

            Visitation and services were held on Monday, May 8, at the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park, West Palm Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen D. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL.

 

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HENRY CLAYTON ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Sunday, 8 October 2000

 

            Henry Clayton Alford, 93, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died on Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, in a local nursing home.

            Born on March 8, 1907, in Walton County, Fla., he was the son of the late Charlie Union Alford and Cindy Catherine Holman. Mr. Alford was a retired Florida Department of Transportation employee. He was Protestant by faith and was a member of Geneva, Ala., Jesus Christ Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, led by Pastor Jack Summerlin. Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Walton County.

            Mr. Alford is survived by three sons, Amon L. Alford and his wife, Shirley, of DeFuniak Springs, Angus W. Alford of DeFuniak Springs and Grady W. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; two daughters, Mary O. Spears of Darlington, Fla. and Essie Lee Summerlin of Geneva; brother, Grady W. Alford of DeFuniak Springs; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, in the Clary-Godwin Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs, Fla.... Burial will follow in the Darlington Methodist Church Cemetery....

 

Photo from Darlington United Methodist Church Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of H.C., Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list his death date as 15 Oct 2000, last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his sister-in-law Lillie Mae Purvis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Henry Clayton 1907 FL1, Charles Union 1877 FL2, John Francis 1842 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

                                                                                                                               

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HENRY O. ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—11 March 2005

 

MONTICELLO—Henry O. Alford, 80, died Wednesday, March 9, 2005. The service will be at 11 a.m. EST today at Ebenezer Cemetery in Jefferson County. Beggs Funeral Home (850-997-5612) is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry O. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 22 Feb 1925, last residence Lamont, Jefferson Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Henry O. 1925 AL1, Henry Lafayette 1889 AL2, William Lafayette 1869 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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HERBERT GAZELL ALFRED

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—31 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Herbert G. Alfred, 95, passed away May 27, 1998 in Delray Beach, Florida. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Harrisburg, Pa. in 1929. He joined the Sutliff Chevrolet Organization as General Sales Manager and remained with the company until 1970, when he retired to Delray Beach.

            He was pre-deceased by his wife, Helen, and son-in-law, Arthur K. Freimuth. He is survived by two daughters: Barbara Sprut (Dr. William), of Newark, Delaware and Virginia Freimuth of Highland Beach, Florida; eight Grandchildren, fifteen Great-Grandchildren and a brother, Joseph Alfred of California.

            Arrangements were made by Kraeer Funeral Home, Boca Raton, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert G. Alfred (SS# issued in PA) was born 17 Apr 1903, last residence Delray Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Herbert Gazell Alford, born 17 Apr 1903, died 27 May 1998 in Palm Beach Co.

 

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HILDA L. CLEMMONS ALFORD

 

CALHOUN-LIBERTY JOURNAL

Bristol, Liberty Co., FL—Monday, 16 August 2010

 

BLOUNTSTOWN [Calhoun Co.]—Hilda L. Alford, 72, of Blountstown passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Blountstown and was a 1956 graduate of Blountstown High School. She was a homemaker and a member of Blountstown Church of the Nazarene.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Ruby Pelham Clemmons.

            Survivors include her husband, R.L. Alford; son, Jonathan Alford; daughter, Juanice Johnson and her husband, Jeff ; two grandchildren, Bailey and Casey Johnson, all of Blountstown; a brother, D.L. Clemmons of Williamsburg, VA and two sisters, Linda Coxwell of Crawfordville and Juanita Temple of Callahan.

            The family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Adams Funeral Home.

            Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.18 at Blountstown Church of the Nazarene with Reverend Ernie Gray, Reverend Richard Waterman and Reverend Ken McClosky officiating. Interment will follow in Nettle Ridge Cemetery in Blountstown.

            Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hilda L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 June 1938, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

 

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HOLLIS HAROLD “HAL” ALFORD

AAFA #0226

 

Hal Alford

 

MCCOMB ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 9 March 1995

 

LONGWOOD, FLA.—H. Harold Alford, 66, of Orlando, died of cancer March 7 1995. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday at Forest City Chapel in Altamonte, Fla., until services there at 11 a.m. Friday.

            Mr. Alford was born in Pike County and moved to Central Florida in 1976. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church. He was a regional estate planning specialist for Southern Farm Bureau for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and the Central Florida Chapter of American Society of CLY and ChFC.

            He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He served in the Air Force Reserves after the war.

            He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jo Alford of Longwood; one son and daughter-in-law, Victor [AAFA #0225] and Lora Alford of Altamonte; one daughter and son-in-law, Cissy and Scott Vanlue of Longwood; one sister, Mrs. Leon C. Jones [Dorothy Jean Alford Jones, AAFA #0286] of Richmond, Va.; and two grandchildren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H. Harold Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Jan 1929, last residence Longwood, Seminole Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his sister Dorothy Jean Alford Jones, AAFA #0286, in Virginia Obituaries.

            Hal was the son of Hollis Victor Alford and Ethel McMillan. He married Barbara Jo Lewis on 25 February 1960 in Fitzgerald, Ben Hill Co., GA. They had two children: Victor Harold Alford (AAFA #0225), Hollis Anne Alford. Hal is buried at Highland Memory Gardens in Forest City, Seminole Co., FL.

            Written by Gil Alford, AAFA #0019:

 

            His parents’ family in Pike County, like most in that period, were poor and made their living farming. Hal worked hard on the farm to help the family survive and for a diversion he collected arrowheads from the fields. At age 16, and after finishing the 11th grade, Hal hitchhiked to Mississippi State University, with a cardboard suitcase and $100. At college he was a chemistry minor and a dairy sciences major. He worked his way through college by doing all kinds of side work but mainly by working in the cafeteria.

            Hal was underage for service in World War II. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a captain in the U. S. Air Force and served in the Air Force Reserves after the war. He served in Alaska doing intelligence work.

            When he returned from service he went to work as manager of an ice cream packing plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. After that, in the early 1960’s, he went to work for Allstate Insurance Company in Georgia. From there he moved to Farm Bureau Insurance and to McComb, Mississippi near his birthplace, and then to Raymond, Mississippi near Jackson. In 1966 he became the Louisiana state sales manager and moved to Baton Rouge. After a few years it was back to Jackson, Mississippi to be state sales manager for that state. While in Louisiana Hal won many awards including a key to the city of Baton Rouge.

            Hal moved to Florida in 1976. He was a regional estate planning specialist for Southern Farm Bureau for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council and the Central Florida Chapter of American Society of CLY and ChFC. He had some real estate holdings and was quite involved in maintaining occupancy in all of them.

            He was always involved in his Church and its choir even though he was extremely busy. He tried to attend as many functions as possible and to involve his children in the band and other activities. He was an avid reader—especially his Bible, which family members say has annotations and highlighting on just about every page. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church.

            Hal had few outside interests—occasional fishing or hunting—and did not become interested in his family history until after he was introduced to AAFA by his son, Victor, at the 1989 meeting in Houston, TX. Hal and Victor have attended most AAFA meetings. Hal, his wife, Barbara Jo Lewis Alford, son Vic , and sister Dorothy Alford Jones of Richmond, VA—and many in her family—have been very active in AAFA.

            Dorothy’s daughter, Jean, was the first AAFA North Carolina State representative and coordinated the 1990 Raleigh meeting.

            Hal was elected President of AAFA in Jackson, MS in 1991 but later had to resign because of other pressing commitments. He served on the board of directors from 1991 until his death. Son, Victor made a presentation on old photographs at the 1992 meeting in Destin, FL.

            When asked in 1991 if he would consent to be a candidate for AAFA president he wrote: “As I told you, I need to retire before I take on more jobs. However, for you I’ll consent to run (maybe I’ll lose this one and make another). Anyhow - I’ll help in whatever way I can.” After the election in July 1992, AAFA received a letter in which he wrote: “Due to my travel schedule and other demands on my time I’m simply unable to devote the time that a president of the Association should be contributing. As usual, Jo is right again, she told me when I accepted, that it was loading my wagon beyond my capacity. Thanks a million to all of you. See you all in Destin.” That was the last time most of us ever saw Hal. In September 1993 Jo wrote to explain Hal’s work schedule and other commitments and their reasons for not making the meeting in St. Francisville. She went on to say “...and I certainly look forward to seeing you again in the future, God willing. Perhaps Hal and I can concentrate a little better after he retires in the next year or so and we’re not traveling so much otherwise.” The last note we received from Hal in August 1994 said, “Sorry to be so long to be in touch, believe it or not, this time I have a reasonable excuse. In 1983 I was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. The CLL sorta hung around without any problem til March of this year. With my immune system weak, I had gall bladder surgery, 2-weeks later lung partially removed. I’ve since been recuperating slowly but progressively. As of now I don’t know that I’ll be in Richmond come October. I’m still scheduled for some chemotherapy and I don’t know when it will start. I’m told it will last for approximately 6 months. I sincerely hope all goes well with the coming family gathering.”

            I talked to him briefly while he was in hospital after receiving that last letter. He sounded good and gave good reports but letters received from sister Dotty told otherwise.

            I remember Hal as the person in the AAFA who made me laugh more than anyone else. He had many of us “rolling in the aisles” at the meeting in Houston. From a serious point of view—he did more than any other member to try to promote long term financial stability in the Association.

 

            His lineage: Hollis Harold 1929 MS1, Hollis Victor 18912 MS, Julius Ceasar 1855 LA3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOMER DEWEESE ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—Friday, 13 May 2011

 

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            Mr. Homer Deweese Alford, age 82, of Bonifay, passed away May 7, 2011 peacefully at his home. He was born March 19, 1929 in Groveland, GA to the late David Nedium [Needham] and Annie Mae Edge Alford.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford is preceded in death by, three brothers, Carson Alford, Frank Alford, Harold Alford; three sisters, Pearl Wiggins, Juanita Freeman, Doris Ann Alford.

            He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nellie Louise Tipton Alford of Bonifay; one son, Homer David Alford and wife, Scarlett of Warner Robins, GA; three daughters, Betty Helms of Byron, GA, Connie Holland and husband, Fred of Byron, GA, Judy Sullivan and husband, Bruce of Warner Robins, GA; two brothers, Alphus Alford and wife, Winnie of Naknek, AK, Oscar Alford and wife, Irene of Warner Robins, GA; five sisters, Julia Thompson of Bloomingdale, GA, Margie Moore of Perry, GA, Lois Harper of Powersville, GA, Jessie DeLoach and husband, Billy of Claxton, GA, Lora Hinely and husband, Doug of Pooler, GA; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held, May 10, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Interment followed with Military Honors in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay, directing. Memorial contributions may be given to Gideons International, P.O. Box 845, Bonifay, FL 32425 or Covenant Hospice of Marianna, 4215 Kelson Avenue Suite E, Marianna, FL 32446.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Homer Deweese Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Borad), last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his sister Juanita Odessa Alford Freeman in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            His lineage: Homer Deweese 1929 GA1, David Needham 1895 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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HUBERT ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 29 April 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

PLANT CITY—Mr. Hubert Alford of Plant City died Sunday (April 26, 1992) at Community Convalescent Center. He was 71.

            Born in Bradenton on Nov. 30, 1920, he was a lifelong resident of Plant City. He was a truck driver. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a Methodist.

            He is survived by his son, Bruce Alford, Lake Hills, Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hubert Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 Nov 1920, last residence not listed.

            FL Deaths lists Hubert Alford, died 26 Apr 1992 in Hillsborough Co.

 

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HUGH ALTON ALFORD

 

CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE

Crystal River, Citrus Co., FL—Thursday, 5 February 2009

 

            Mr. Hugh Alton Alford, age 71 of Homosassa, FL, died January 29, 2009 in Crystal River, FL. He was born August 26, 1937 in West Point, GA, Son of the late Lewis B. and Eva Marie (Adams) Alford.

            He was an Air Force Veteran. He worked as a Real Estate Negotiator for the New York Power Authority in Blenheim, NY until his retirement. He moved to Homosassa from Middleburgh, NY 7 years ago.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Masons in Stamford, New York. He enjoyed fishing and cooking barbecue. He was known for his outgoing personality and friendly nature.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by son, Christopher Shawn Alford and 3 brothers.

            Surviving is his wife, Bettye T. Alford, Homosassa, FL; 2 Sons: Thomas Lee Alford, Middletown, NY; Michael Lewis (Michelle) Alford, West Fulton, NY.

            Friends who wish may send memorial donations to the American Heart Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067, or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.Hooperfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hugh Alton Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Homosassa, Citrus Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Hugh Alton 1937 GA1, Lewis Bartley 1893 TN2, Thomas Alva 1847 AL3, John 1819 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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IANTHA D. ALFORD PRUITT

Aunt of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

[Iantha died in FL, but we are also including her obituary with North Carolina Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 June 1999

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RALEIGH—Iantha Alford Pruitt, 75, of 3226 Oak Grove Circle, died Sunday, June 13, 1999 at Rex Convalescent Center. She was born in Franklin County and was the daughter of the late Joseph Lee Alford and Patty Lois Wynn Alford. She was married to Wayne Pruitt who preceded her in death. Mrs. Pruitt grew up in Oxford [Granville Co.] and lived in Sebring, FL.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Wednesday morning, June 16, 1999 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest.... Burial will follow in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Pruitt is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law Wilson and Ruby Alford of Hillsborough, Roy and Margaret Alford of Raleigh and Eugene and Helen Alford of Hotspring, AR; 9 nieces and nephews....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iantha D. Pruitt (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 May 1924, last residence Sebring, Highlands Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her brother David Wilson Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Iantha D. 1924 NC1, Joseph Lee 1888 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA? 5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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IDA MAE LEWIS ALFORD

Mother of Richard Allen Alford Sr., AAFA #0154

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—_____ November 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

LAKELAND—Mrs. Ida Mae Alford of 504 Carver St. died Saturday (Nov. 14, 1992) at Carpenter’s Home Manor. She was 79.

            Born in Adel, Ga., on Feb. 16, 1913, she moved to Lakeland from Adel in 1927. She was a homemaker. She was a volunteer Gray Lady for the American Red Cross at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was Baptist.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Alford Sr.

            She is survived by her sons, William H. Alford Jr., Tampa, Richard A. Alford Sr., Lakeland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Oak Hill Burial Park.

            Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to services at graveside on Monday.

            Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.

 

 

Photos from Oak Hill Burial Park, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 Feb 1913, last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Richard Allen Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Hinton 1906 GA1, William Peter 1881 GA2, Green Colquitt 1853 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

                                                                     

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IDELLE BEATY ALFORD

 

NEWS CHIEF

Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL—28 November 2000

 

            Idelle Beaty Alford, 87, of Winter Haven, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Palm Garden in Winter Haven.

            She was a native and former resident of Winter Haven. She came to the Winter Haven area in 1950. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

            She is survived by a daughter, Jacqueline I. Long of Bartow; three sisters, Marie Fluchee and Pearl Bowen, both of Winter Haven, and Dot Jernigan of Crystal River; three grandchildren; and her companion, Dave Curtis of Winter Haven.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow. Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, Bartow

 

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THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 27 November 2000

 

WINTER HAVEN—Mrs. Idelle Beaty Alford of Winter Haven died Saturday, (Nov. 25, 2000) at Palm Garden of Winter Haven. She was 87.

            Born in Bartow on July 7, 1913, she came to Winter Haven from there 50 years ago. She was a homemaker. She was a Baptist.

            She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Long, Bartow; sisters, Marie Fluchee and Pearl Bowen, both of Winter Haven, and Dot Jernigan, Crystal River; companion, Dave Curtis, Winter Haven; and three grandchildren; and her.

            Visitation will be 6 to 8 this evening at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home in Bartow. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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IOLA HATCHER ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—24 April 2003

 

            Iola Hatcher Alford, 74, a homemaker, died on April 22, 2003. Services were held at Cypress Grove Assembly of God in Grand Ridge. Burial followed in the church cemetery. James and Sikes Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            Survivors include her husband, Luther H. Alford; a son, Henry Alford of Grand Ridge; daughters, Shirley Hamilton of Seattle, Washington, Dale Lockamy of Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Connie Steele of Tallahassee. In addition, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iola H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Feb 1929, last residence Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Luther Herbert Alford, in this compilation.

 

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IRIS CATHERINE RAY ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 6 March 2001

 

            Iris Catherine Alford, age 86, of the Gaskin community, Fla., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2001, in Walton County Convalescent Center.

            She was born on April 4, 1914, in Walton County, Fla., the daughter of the late Dan and Julia Ray.

            She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bryant, Curtis, Murdock, Miles, Cecil Grant and Grady Lee Ray; and sisters, Ethel Mae Rae and Ruth Edwards.

            Mrs. Alford was a 1934 graduate of Walton High School. She was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Gaskin, having served in many capacities. She considered her church family as her family.

            She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard Alford; sons and their wives, Bruce and Deborah Alford of Martinez, Ga., and Richard Keith and Debbie Alford of Centreville, Va.; daughter and husband, Sue and Leonard Thorn of the Gaskin community; sister, Irene Sunday of the Glendale community; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Comander Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will be in Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery.

            .... Mrs. Alford’s grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.

            Comander Funeral Home, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Iris C. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

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

 

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IRIS OPAL HALLFORD HOLMES

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 February 2002

 

            Iris Opal Holmes, 83, of Panama City, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2002, in a local hospital. She had been a resident of Bay County since 1982 moving here from Dothan, Ala.

            She was a retired certified nursing assistant for a nursing home. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Dothan.

            Mrs. Holmes was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Holmes, in 1967.

            She is survived by two sons, David Holmes and his wife, Martha, of Panama City, Paul Holmes; daughter, Elizabeth Williams and her husband, Dennis, all of Montgomery, Ala.; three grandchildren, Martha Holmes, Sterling Lewis, Brenda Lewis; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Foyette Hallford of DeLand, Fla., James Sevelle Hallford of Casselberry, Fla.; and two sisters, Peggy Hatcher of Hartford, Ala., and Onyx Butler of Macon, Ga.

            Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Memory Hills Cemetery of Dothan....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iris O. Holmes (SS# issued in AL) was born 4 Jan 1919, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

 

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IRMGARD “IRMA” ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Friday, 18 February 2000

 

            Alford, Irmgard “Irma,” 67, of Brookridge, died Wednesday (Feb. 16, 2000) at home. Born in Nuremberg, Germany, she came here five years ago from Sheboygan Falls, Wis. She was retired from Walgreens, where she was a cosmetologist. She was Protestant.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert; a daughter, Kerstin Hanson, Hartford, Wis.; a sister, Kathy Stanford, Longview, Wash.; and two grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irmgard Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 28 July 1932, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL.

 

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ISAAC ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—Thursday, 10 April 2008

 

            Alford, Isaac, 71, of Fort Myers, died April 3. Arrangements by Hickson Funeral Home, Inc.

 

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THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—Saturday, 12 April 2008

 

            Funeral services for Isaac Alford will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Unity Christian Church, 2709 Highland Ave., Fort Myers, FL.

            Funeral arrangements entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Inc., 3308 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Myers, FL, 334-6440.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Isaac Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 March 1937, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

 

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J. WALTON ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Wednesday, 2 February 2000

 

            J. Walton Alfred, born February 5, 1916, of Miami, Fla. died Monday, January 31, 2000. Walton attended and graduated from the original Pensacola High School on Palafox St. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer in WWII in the Pacific. Prior to the War he was working for Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. He returned to the company after the war and went on to become the local manager of the business office and was later transferred to Jacksonville, Fla., and finally onto Miami, Fla., where he remained until his retirement. Even after retirement he was a consultant on contract basis.

            Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Rosa Leonard Alfred; daughters and sons-in-law, Rosa (Ron) Emeigh, Patti (Russ) Backers and Dottie Alfred; sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Siham Alfred and Bill and Patti Alfred of Tallahassee; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; four sisters and brother-in-law, Eulalie Alfred, Mary Johansen, Rita Reynolds and Alma and Ronnie Moore; brothers and sister-in-law, James J. Alfred and Bill and Pat Alfred of Pensacola; and 30 nieces and nephews. Services will be held later this week in Miami, Fla. Burial will be in Tallahassee, Fla. Saturday, February 5, 2000 at 12 noon from Cully’s Timberlane Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.W. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 February 1916, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

 

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JACK H. ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Friday, 5 January 2007

 

Jack H. Alford, 68 City Fire Chief

 

LAKELAND—Chief Jack H. Alford died on December 29, 2006, from an aneurism. Born in Cedar Key, FL on February 13, 1938 and resided there until age 7. The family moved to Lakeland where he graduated from Lakeland High School. He was an all star athlete in football and baseball. He joined the Lakeland Fire Department in 1961. He continued working for the Fire Department until he retired in December of 1993 as Fire Chief. He was a member of St. Joseph Church. Throughout his career he served on the Lakeland Community Credit Union Board for 18 years; served on the Lakeland Civil Service Board; St. Joseph School Board and was a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, sailing and spending part time at his WeekiWachee home.

            He is survived by wife, Joan; son A.J. & wife Barb Alford of Orlando; sister, Janice Mitchell of Lakeland; 3 brothers, Ray Alford of The Villages, FL, Wayne Alford, Glenn Alford of Lakeland.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Elizabeth Alford of Lakeland.

            Visitation will be held at Lakeland Funeral Home, 2125 S Bartow Hwy on January 9 from 6 to 8 pm. Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Lakeland Memorial Gardens....

 

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Don Johnson – no email

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack H. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Elizabeth Wilder Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JACKIE W. HALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Friday, 30 December 2005

 

            Jackie W. Halford, 79, Bradenton, died December 28, 2005.

            Survivors include; daughters, Linda (Kevin), Jacqueline (James); grandchildren, Cheryl, Debbie, Jackie, Jamie, Jimmy, David, Rick, Greg; great-granddaughters, Brianna, Myshaela and Nadine; sister, Opal.

            He was a W.W.II veteran. We will miss you pally! National Cremation Society is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jackie W. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 20 March 1926, last residence Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

COUNTY RECORD

Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL—Wednesday, 9 December 2009

 

            Mr. James Alford, 91, of Blountstown, FL, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Blountstown.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 18, 1918, in Dellwood, FL, and lived in Calhoun County most of his life. He was retired from the United States Navy with 20 years of duty. James had a very impressive military career, stationed at U.S. Naval Training Command in Norfolk, VA, U.S. Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, TX. O.P. Dev Station in Key West, FL, New York Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, NSG in Bayonne, NJ. He served aboard the carriers, USS Lexington, USS Hancock, USS Philippine Sea, USS Greenwich Bay, USS Ticonderoga and the USS Midway. Mr. Alford also served aboard the destroyers, USS Stormes, USS Maloy, and PC 1121. James was of the Holiness faith.

            Survivors include one brother, R.L. Alford, of Blountstown; two sisters, Mildred Peck and Betty Watson, both of Tallahassee; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. at Peavy Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Richard Waterman officiating. Interment followed in the Edenfield Cemetery in Altha with military honors. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his honor to the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement, Post Office Box 215, Blountstown, FL 32424.

            All arrangements were under the direction of Marlon Peavy at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown….

 

Photo from Edenfield Cemetery, Calhoun Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mary Greer Thomas – phtmmt95@gmail.com email sent 1/26/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James Alford (SS# issued in MA), last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Myrtice Alma Alford; his twin brother, Joseph Alford; and his sister Thelma Alford Whitfield in this compilation.

            His lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: James 1918 FL, Sam 1893 FL, John Tharp 1859 FL, John Bynum 1819 SC, John 1776 NC.

 

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JAMES ALLEN ALFORD, SR.

Father of James Allen Alford, Jr., AAFA #0395

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 13 December 2005

 

            James Allen Alford, M.D., 83, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 62 years, Mary Elizabeth Milks Alford.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday at Fellowship Presbyterian Church. Family will receive friends after the service Wednesday at the church. Bevis Funeral Home (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements....

            He was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Garrett, Ind., the 11th child of Walter and Blanche Ayres Alford. After graduating from the Garrett school system, he earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Indiana University in 1943 and 1945 respectively. He served an internship at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn.

            He was called to duty in the U.S. Army in 1946, and earned the rank of captain. He was assigned to the 1300-bed psychiatric Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Danville, Ill. Upon discharge from the army in 1948, Dr. Alford established a private practice of general medicine in Hamilton, Ind., extending his general practice to Pleasant Lake, Ind. In his sixth year of practice he was joined by a partner, Dr. Wayne Schrepferman, and the two of them shared this practice for seven years.

            In 1961, Dr. Alford resigned his position in Hamilton and began a residency in psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. After completing his residency in 1964, Dr. Alford remained at Emory University in the capacity of associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of the department of preventive medicine and community health. He also was appointed assistant dean of both the schools of medicine and nursing at Emory. During the 12 years he served at Emory, he was assigned to several research projects and became the director of the Southside Comprehensive Health Center, which provided all medical and social services needed by the residents of Atlanta’s southeast area.

            During and following his residency, he became an expert in the treatment of alcoholism, serving on the boards of several alcohol treatment programs and as a member of the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Hospitals. Dr. Alford served as a board member and consultant for many state and nonprofit agencies in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.

            In 1973, the Alfords moved to Tallahassee where Dr. Alford served as the chief of the Bureau of Alcohol Rehabilitation, Division of Mental Health, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services for the state of Florida. Later he was the assistant secretary for Program Planning and Development and the mental health program director of District IIB for the state of Florida.

            In 1977, Dr. Alford became the associate director of psychiatry at the Family Practice Residency Program at Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. He retired from this program in July 1987, but continued as a board member and consultant for nonprofit and state organizations related to his areas of expertise. He served on the board of directors of the Capital Health Plan until his death.

            Dr. Alford was a member and active on boards and committees for many civic and church organizations throughout his life, including Garrett Presbyterian Church, Hamilton Public School Board in Indiana, Hamilton Booster Club, Hamilton United Methodist Church and Glen Memorial Methodist Church in Atlanta. He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Hamilton Lions Club. In Tallahassee, he was a ruling elder of First Presbyterian Church and a member of the Downtown Rotary Club. In the mid-1990’s, he moved his letter to Faith Presbyterian Church, where he was a member of the board of directors of Faith Counseling Center and moderator for the Prime Time Coordinating Committee. In 2004, the Alfords joined Fellowship Presbyterian Church to be closer to their home.

            Other survivors include a son, James A. Alford Jr. (and wife Janet) of Chelsea, Mich.; four daughters, Joan Alford of Gainesville, Ga., Georgia Alford Morris (and husband Al) of Pickens, S.C., Catherine Alford Rotch (and husband Steve) of Virginia Beach, Va., and Patricia Alford Gramling (and husband James) of Tallahassee; 11 grandchildren, Amy Morris, Dr. James A. Alford III (and wife Dr. Andrea I.), Todd Morris (and wife Molly), John David Alford (and wife Jennifer), Mary Gramling and Michelle Kinard, Annette Rotch Lloyd (and husband Thomas), James Gramling (and wife Melissa), Jennifer Rotch Altizer (and husband David), and Christopher and Jarred Rotch; six great-grandchildren, Lily Morris, James A. Alford IV, Isobel Alford, Skyler Altizer, Maggie Morris and Hayden Lloyd; a sister, Alice Beber of Garrett; sisters-in-law, Lucille Fair of Bluffton, Ind., and Joanne Spade of Warren, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Dr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Donald Alford, Russell Alford and Leonard Alford; and three sisters, Undine Taylor, Laura Williams and Helen Stewart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James A. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Miccosukee CPO, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother Russell Winfeld Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Alice Margarette Alford Beber in Indiana Obituaries.

            His lineage: James Allen 1922 IN1, Walter Freeman 1879 OH2, James M. 1855 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10.

 

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JAMES BUELL ALVORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Sunday, 27 July 2008

 

            Alvord, James B., age 83, died suddenly at his Bal Harbour [Dade Co., FL] home on June 7th. Jim Alvord was born May 11th, 1925 and was raised in Poughkeepsie, New York. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, after which he attended The University of Miami. He lived for sixty years in South Florida and was also a summer resident of Holderness, New Hampshire. In 1948, he married Margaret Purcell; they had 8 children: James, John, Jeffrey, Michael, Mark, Margaret, Jane and Matthew and were married for more than 35 years until her death in 1984. Jim worked in sports journalism at The Miami News and for area radio and television stations. He moved into public relations for Biscayne and Flagler Kennel Clubs before joining Gulfstream Park in Hallandale as Radio/Television Publicity Director, where he worked for 28 years. Jim married Anne DeHaven in 1985; they were married for 13 years until her death in 1998.

            He is survived by Mag Landale, his companion for 10 years, by his six living children and by 10 grandchildren.

            We will remember Jim as a devoted partner and as a warm, loving father and grandfather. His intelligence, his sense of humor and his gentle nature will be missed. Jim was a longtime supporter of many wildlife causes.

            The family suggests a donation be made in his name to the Loon Preservation Society in Moultonboro, New Hampshire. To visit this Guest Book Online, go to www.MiamiHerald.com/obituaries.

 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE SUNDAY NEWS

Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH—Sunday,15 June 2008

 

HOLDERNESS—James B. Alvord, 83, of Holderness and Bal Harbour, Fla., died suddenly at his Bal Harbour home June 7, 2008.

            He was born May 11, 1925 in Baltimore, Md., the son of Buell and Theo M. (Gould) Alvord. He was raised in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and attended Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass.

            He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943, prior to his high school graduation, and served in China and elsewhere in Asia during World War II. Upon his return from service, he completed high school and enrolled at the University of Miami in South Florida, where he lived for 60 years, first in Coconut Grove and South Miami, later in Biscayne Park and, for the last 34 years, in Bal Harbour. He was also a lifelong summer resident of Squam Lake in Holderness, where the Alvord family has maintained summer homes since the early 1920s.

            He worked in sports journalism at The Miami News and other South Florida newspapers and radio and television stations. He later moved into public relations for Biscayne and Flagler Kennel Clubs before joining the thoroughbred racing industry as radio and television publicity director at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., where he worked for 28 years until his retirement in 1990.

            He married Margaret Tierney Purcell in 1948 and they had eight children. She died in 1984. He married Anne Cushing DeHaven in 1985, and she died in 1998.

            Family members include his companion, Margot C. (Mag) Landale; six children, James, John, Jeffrey, Mark, Margaret and Jane; several nieces, nephews and stepchildren. He was predeceased by sons Michael and Matthew.

            IN HIS LIFE: Family members also include 10 grandchildren; Alexandra, Megan, Kelly, Jessica, Hunter, Alison, Grace, Brittany, Michael and Jamie; and Margot C. (Mag) Landale, his constant and loving companion for the past 10 years.

            SERVICES: The funeral is Monday at noon in Trinity Cemetery Chapel, Holderness, followed by a private family interment gathering. The Rev. Sidney Lovett will officiate.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Loon Preservation Society or other environmental conservation organizations. Dupuis Funeral Home of Ashland is handling arrangements.

 

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SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—27 June 2010

 

Katharine Hepburn, right, talks to crew members between takes for ‘On Golden Pond,’ which was filmed on Squam Lake in central New Hampshire in 1981. The photo was taken by the late James B. Alvord, who rented a cottage to director Mark Rydell during the filming. (Courtesy/James B. Alvord Photo Collection)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James B. Alvord (SS# issued in FL), last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his brother George Clive Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.

            From Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Ancestry.com): Buell Alvord, born 31 May 1899 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, son of George Buell Alvord and Winifred Lucia Warner, applied for membership on 2 Dec 1942. He names his wife, Theo M. Gould, and his children, James Buell Alvord, born 12 May 1925, and George Clive Alvord, born 4 June 1928.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Buell 1925 MD1, Buell 1899 CT2, George Buell 1871 CT3, Charles 1826 CT4, Saul 1781 CT5, Saul 1763 MA6, Saul 1717 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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JAMES EDWIN ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Sunday, 1 June 1986

 

            Alford, James E., 68, Miramar, died Thursday [May 29]. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Hollywood Memorial Gardens. Boyd’s University Drive Funeral Home. Beth David Cemetery, Hollywood.

 

Photo from Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Gardens East, Hollywood, Broward Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Adlet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Jan 1918 and died _____ May 1986, last residence Hollywood, Broward Co., FL.

            His Find A Grave memorial at Fred Hunter’s Hollywood Memorial Gardens East, Hollywood, Broward Co., provides his middle name.

 

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JAMES JOURDAN ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Sunday, 2 March 2008

 

 

1933-2008

 

            James Jourdan Alfred, 75, of Pensacola, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008.

            Mr. Alfred was a native of Pensacola, FL, and taught at Catholic High School for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, where he served as a Lector.

            His parents; three brothers Walton, Bernard, and Bill Alfred; and two sisters, Eulalie Alfred and Mary Johansen preceded him in death.

            Survivors include two sisters Alma Moore and Rita Reynolds; numerous nieces and nephews in Johansen, Moore, Reynolds, and Alfred families.

            Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm Sunday, March 2, 2008 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel, with Rosary being prayed at 4:00pm.

            Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00am Monday, March 3, 2008 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Msgr. Michael Reed, celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

            Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Building Fund, 1212 E. Moreno Street, Pensacola, FL 32503. Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo posted 18 Jan 2012

Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, Penbsacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James J. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Jan 1933, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his sister Mary Eulalie Alfred in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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JAMES L. ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 9 October 1994

 

            James L. Alford, 55, of Tallahassee died Saturday [October 8].

            The service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Culley’s MeadowWood Riggins Road Chapel (877-8191), with burial at Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            A native of Wewahitchka, he had lived in Tallahassee for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and he was a deputy sheriff with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.

            He is survived by his wife, Jodi Alford of Tallahassee, two daughters, Julie A. Alford and Lorie A. Alford, both of Tallahassee; a brother, Colon Alford of Alexandria, Va.; and a sister, Iris Sanders of Chipley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Dec 1938, last residence not listed.

 

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JAMES WESLEY ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—23 March 2003

 

QUINCY—James Wesley Alford, 82, a retired employee who had worked for Floridian Company, died Saturday, March 22, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Zora Lee Alford.

            The graveside service will be at 3 p.m. EST Monday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. EST today at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (875-1529).

            He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. Other survivors include two sons, Johnny Goodson (and wife Jane) of Quincy and Robert W. Goodson (and wife Nancy) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Peggy ManChac of Quincy; a brother, Coy Alford of Quincy; two sisters, Eunice Hand and Frances Wise, both of Quincy; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Goodson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 2 Jan 1921, last residence Mount Pleasant, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Zora Lee Goodson Alford; and siblings Coy Thomas Alford and Eunice Macel Alford Wynn Caruthers Hand in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Wesley 1921 FL1, James Thomas 1890 FL2, John Daniel 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JASON DALE ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Sunday, 28 November 2004

 

            Alford, Jason Dale, 23, of Dade City, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla. He was born December 7, 1980 in Dade City, and worked at George & Gladys’ Bar-B-Que.

            He is survived by his parents: Larry E. Alford, Dade City, Fla., L. Rene Kelske, Zephyrhills, Fla., Donna Burkhart, Spring Hill, Fla.; four brothers, Brad Alford, Dade City, Fla., Jeremy Alford, Dade City, Fla, Wyatt Alford, Spring Hill, Fla., Nick Grant, Zephyrhills, FL; two stepbrothers, Josh Burkhart and Zach Burkhart, both of Spring Hill, Fla.; his grandparents, Gene and Flo Alford, Dade City, Fla., Ron and June Reffuse, Trilby, Fla., Marti Shaw, Zephyrhills, Fla.; numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

            Graveside services will be held 10am Monday, November 29, 2004 at Dade City Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday (today) from 4-6pm at Hodges Family Funeral Home in Dade City….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jason D. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

 

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JASON JAMES ALFRED

 

PALM BEACH POST

Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Monday, 15 September 2008

 

            Alfred, Jason James, 34, of West Palm Beach, died Tuesday [September 9]. All County Funeral Home and Crematory, Lake Worth.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jason James Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 May 1974, last residence not listed.

 

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JEAN ANN ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Wednesday, 22 January 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Alford, Jean A., 79, of Dunedin, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 1992) at Manor Care Dunedin. She came here in 1969 from her native Rochester, N.Y. She was a homemaker and a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Rochester. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E.; two sons, Thomas W. and Donald W., both of Rochester; a niece, Hazel Bonawitz; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes, Dunedin Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean A. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 30 Sept 1912, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Thomas E. Alford, in New York Obituaries.

            FL Deaths lists Jean Ann Alford, died 21 Jan 1992 in Pinellas Co.

 

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JEFFIE JEANNETTE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—6 April 1989

 

            Alford, Jeffie Jeannette, 82, of 153 104th Ave., Treasure Island, died Wednesday (April 5, 1989) at Beach Convalescent Home. She came here in 1982 from her native Lenoir City, Tenn., where she was a school teacher for 25 years and a member of the Louden County Teachers Association and Delta Kappa Gamma teaching sorority. Locally, she was a member of the Pasadena Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a sister, Edna Louise Walker, Treasure Island; and nieces including Marie Aker, Deborah and Amy, all of Roanoke, Va.; Beach Memorial Chapel, St. Petersburg Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Jeffie Jeannette Alford born 30 March 1907, died 5 Apr 1989 in Pinella Co.

 

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JEFFREY JAMES ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—15 August 1989

 

            Jeffrey James Alford, 26, 602 Ashberry Lane, Altamonte Springs, died Saturday. Born in Orlando, he was a lifelong resident. He was a painting contractor. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors: wife, Heather, Apopka; father, James E., Longwood; mother, Linda L., Miami; brother, Omer Windham, Winter Park; sisters, Melissa Mottola, Chuluota, Cathi Alford, Winter Park, Lynette Dumdie, Phoenix, Ariz.

            Garden Chapel Home for Funerals, Longwood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Jeffrey James Alford, born 27 Oct 1962, died 12 Aug 1989 in Volusia Co.

 

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JEFFREY JOSEPH ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—11 October 2001

 

            Jeffrey Joseph Alford of Lakeland died of lung failure on Friday, October 5, 2001, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 34.

            Born in Lakeland on December 5, 1966, he was a lifelong resident. He was a mixer for the bakery department at Publix Super Markets.

            His mother, Lynda Alford, a brother, Dennis Alford of Polk City, a sister, Tammy Ritter of Lakeland, and nephews, Taylor, Tucker, and Christian, all of Lakeland, survive him.

            Services were held at Lakeland Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from mecompton – no email

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jeffrey J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his father, John Joseph Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JERRY KING ALFRED

 

PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—Thursday, 24 March 2011

 

            Jerry King Alfred, 35, died March 13, 2011, at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

            He was born in Fort Pierce and was a lifetime resident of St. Lucie County. He was a graduate of Port St. Lucie High School. He currently was on the dean’s list at Indian River State College.

            Survivors include his son, Jaron Alfred of Fort Pierce; daughter, Tatyana Alfred of Fort Pierce; parents, Loriston and Immacula Alfred of Port St. Lucie; brother, Paul Cotton of Nassau, Bahamas; sisters, Bertha Alfred, Carline Alfred and Joanna Alfred, all of Port St. Lucie, and Lisa Alfred of Tampa.

            Services: Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. March 25 at Stone Brothers Funeral Home. The funeral will be at noon March 26 at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Fort Pierce. Entombment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Stone Brothers Funeral Home. A guestbook at www.stonebrothersfuneralhome.com.

 

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Stone Brothers Funeral Home

Fort Pierce, FL—_____ March 2010

 

Jerry King Alfred

 

            Jerry King Alfred, 35, of Port Saint Lucie, FL died Sunday March 13, 201 at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.

            He was born on November 3, 1975 in Fort Pierce, FL.

            He has been a lifetime resident of Saint Lucie County.

            He attended the public schools of Saint Lucie County and a graduate of Port Saint Lucie High School Class of 1995. He played basketball for Port Saint Lucie High School. He was currently attending Indian River State College and on the Dean’s List.

            His hobbies were spending time with children, his family, watching movies, and all kind of sports.

            Survivors include his son, Jaron Alfred, of Fort Pierce, FL; daughter, Tatyana Alfred, of Fort Pierce, FL; parents, Loriston and Immacula Alfred, Port Saint Lucie, FL; brother, Paul Cotton, of Nassau, Bahamas; sisters, Bertha Alfred, Carline Alfred, Joanna Alfred, all of Port Saint Lucie, FL; Lisa Alfred, of Tampa, FL.

            Visitation will be held 3 to 7PM Friday March 25, 2011, at Stone Brothers Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 12Noon Saturday March 26, 2011 at Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Fort Pierce. Entombment will follow at Riverview Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Kent

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry King Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Nov 1974, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

 

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JESSE ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 15 September 2005

 

            Alford, Jesse, 78, of Port Richey, passed away September 12, 2005, at his residence. Born in Pineville, Ky., he came here 11 years ago from Romulus, Mich. Mr. Alford was a dockman with A & R Trucking in Detroit, Mich., and a Baptist by faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Linda; three sons, Michael of New Port Richey, Jesse of Valrico, Fla., and Roger of Tampa; one stepson, Doug Parker of Farmington Hills, Mich.; two stepdaughters, Debra Murphy of Romulus, Mich., and Diana Wilkins of Inkster, Mich.; three sisters, Alta Reece of Taylor, Mich., Mag Jones of Pineville, Ky., and Mary Sinkhorn of Pineville, Ky.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            National Cremation Society New Port Richey.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 3 Feb 1927, last residence Port Richey, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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JESSE DAVIS ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Monday, 28 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Jesse Davis Alford, 80 of Chattahoochee, died Saturday [June 26] in Panama City.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Chattahoochee. Family will receive friends at 402 Pearl St in Chattahoochee today....

            A native of Wetumpka [Elmore Co., AL], he had lived in Chattahoochee for 25 years. He was a World War II Army veteran, for which he received a Bronze Star, and a retired laundry worker at Florida State Hospital. He was a Baptist.

            He is survived by his wife, Marie Alford of Chattahoochee; two sons, Johnny Alford of Buford, GA and Wayne Alford of Lynn Haven; a brother, Clinton Alford of Tallahassee; a sister, Elsie Glover of Quincy; and 10 grandchildren.

            (Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee, 850-663-4343)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 11 Aug 1918, last residence Chattahoochee, Gadsden Co., FL.

 

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JESSIE DANIEL ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—14 May 1987

 

            Alford, Jessie D., 94, of Tampa, died Tuesday (May 12, 1987) at her residence. Born in Texas, she had lived in Tampa since 1939 and was a member of Bayshore Baptist Church and the Tampa Garden Club. She taught in Hillsborough County public schools for 30 years and was a member of the Florida Retired Teachers Association and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Garden of Memories/Myrtle Hill Funeral Home, Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 Aug 1892 and died _____ May 1987, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists her as Jessie Daniel Alford.

 

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JESSIE PEARL ALFORD ROACH CORWIN

Aunt of Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

Photo from her nephew Max Ray Alford

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 22 January 2008

 

1915–2008

 

            Jessie Pearl Roach-Corwin, who lived on Besma Drive in Pensacola, was released from her earthly bounds on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the age of 92.

            Daughter of William and Minnie (Keith) Alford, she has found comfort in the arms of her two husbands, Robert John Roach and Pearly Corwin who preceded her in death. Also awaiting her in the arms of God are four of her children, William Marion Roach, Donna Sue Roach, Wayne Anthony Roach and Edward Keith Roach.

            Surviving her on this earth are one sister, Minnie Coats of TX; her five children, Mary Ethel Lewis of Dover, TN, Bobbie Pearl Bryant and her husband, James Bryant of Antelope, CA, Maggie Mae Malone of Charlotte, NC, Robert John Roach of Pensacola, FL and Joe Louis Roche [see Notes] and wife, Sidney of Mountain View, CA. In total, Jessie Pearl leaves behind 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 22 great great-grandchildren who will miss her until they see her again in Heaven.

            Jessie Pearl was one of the founding members of Tanton Memorial Baptist Church. Her family urges everyone who knew her to celebrate her life on this earth and her passing into heaven at the viewing on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

            Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the funeral home.

            Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery, NAS, Pensacola, FL. Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Parkway, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie P. Corwin (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 May 1914, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Donald Levi Alford and Ray Lewis Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666, reports that Jessie’s son “Joe did not want to be named Roach, so he changed it to Roche.”

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford, b. 1801 NC.

            Her lineage: Jessie Pearl 1914 TX1, William Lafayette 1877 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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JIMMIE WAYNE ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Wednesday, 3 September 1986

 

            Jimmie Wayne Alford, 53, 6561 S. Sylvan Lake Drive, Sanford, died Monday [September 1]. Born in North Carolina, he moved to Sanford from Orlando in 1969. He was an owner of a petroleum company and an Episcopalian. He was an Army veteran and a member of Sanford and Lake Mary chambers of commerce, F&AM Lodge 69, Scottish Rite, Bahia Shrine, all in Orlando, Florida Petroleum Marketers Association, National Association of Convenience Store Owners and the Certified Grocers Association.

            Survivors: wife, Linda; sons, James Patrick, Sanford, Edward Lee, Cedar Key; brothers, Lee, Dalton, Ga., Ray, Washington, D.C.; sister, Faye Cannady, Greensboro, N.C. Brisson Guardian Funeral Home, Sanford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jim Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 June 1933 and died _____ Sept 1986, last residence Sanford, Seminole Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Linda Turner Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOE LEE ALFORD

 

Photo from Milliman Family Tree (Ancestry.com)

 

THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—Thursday, 10 December 2009

 

            Joe Lee Alford, 80, of Sarasota, died Dec. 4, 2009.

            Joe was born March 4, 1929, in Benton, Ark. He, his mother and sister lived in Hot Springs until Joe was eight years old when they moved to San Diego. Joe graduated from Kearny High School in 1947 and attended San Diego State College for two years prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1949.

            Joe graduated from the Aviation Cadet Program and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1950. He served 25 years in the Air Force, rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel and logged over 11,000 hours as a U.S.A.F. pilot. He fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. His decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Bronze Star.

            While serving in the Air Force, Joe met and married Fran, a U.S.A.F. nurse. In 1974, he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics at McKendree College in Lebanan, Ill.

            Joe retired from the Air Force in 1974 and started a second career in college alumni and development activities. He retired for the second time in 1990 from Ball State University as the director of advancement services and was awarded Emeritus status.

            Joe and Fran moved to Sarasota in 1990, where they became active members of the community, serving in various volunteer capacities. They became active members of St. Thomas More Catholic church, where Joe participated in three major fund raising campaigns and was a member of the men’s club. After traveling the world and living all over the country, Joe felt most connected to his beloved church, community and home in Sarasota.

            Joe is survived by his bride of 50 years, Frances Joan (Taylor); three sons, David of Sarasota, Jim of Wilmington, N.C., and Bob of Indianapolis; daughter-in-laws Debbie of Wilmington and Leslie of Indianapolis; three grandchildren, Taylor Anne and Patrick James, of Wilmington, and Joseph Richard of Indianapolis; and sister-in-law, Barbara Yanchitis of Sarasota.

            Joe’s memory will be cherished by all family members and countless close friends.

            A celebration of life will be held in Joe’s honor at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to “Spirit Soars,” St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 2506 Gulf Gate Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joe Lee Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 March 1929, last residence Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL.

 

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JOHN DAVIS ALFORD

 

Source unknown (posted at www.findagrave.com)

_____, Walton Co., FL—_____ August 1944

 

            Rev. John D. Alford 82, passed away at his home Sunday night Aug. 27, 1944 in the Cluster Springs community. He was born in Coffee County, AL, January 1, 1862. In 1880 he was married to Miss Bama Preacher and to this union was born 13 children, 8 boys and 5 girls, of which 5 of them preceded him in death and his wife also passed away in the year 1919. He was a minister of the Primitive Baptist church for 35 yrs. During this time he baptized over 1,000 members, conducted 300 funerals, and united in marriage 400 couples. In the year 1921, he was again married to Miss Alice Lindsey. To this union there were born 5 children, 4 boys and a girl all of whom are living.

            Those who are left to mourn his passing are his wife, Mrs. Alice Alford, Pvt Wiley J. Alford, somewhere in France, Jesse D. Alford, Dorris Alford, J.C. Alford, Maxwell Alford. The older children are Luther, Art, Tom, Jerry, Howell, & Henry Alford, Mrs Clayton Moore, Mrs. Mattie Robinson. Services were Tuesday evening Aug. 29. Interment was at Cluster Springs Cemetery.

 

Photo from Cluster Springs Baptist Church, DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindi Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: FL Deaths lists the death of John Davis Alford in Walton Co., 1944.

            See the obituary of his daughter Pinkie Alford Moore in this compilation. We published the obituary of his son J.C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: John Davis 1862 AL1, James Columbus 1830 GA2, John Turner 1800 NC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOHN H. HALFORD, JR.

 

PATRIOT LEDGER

Quincy, Norfolk Co., MA—10 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

FORT MYERS, Fla.—John H. Halford Jr., 77, retired president of a menswear worsted mill, and a founder of the Norwell United Church of Christ, died Sunday in Florida. Mr. Halford was involved in the development of the LORAN navigation system and was assistant director of research at the radiation laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology during World War II. He was treasurer of several other churches and was a deacon, trustee, treasurer, historian and member of the building committee of the Norwell church.

            He started in the textile business as an apprentice wool sorter. While a junior at Bowdoin College, Mr. Halford was navigator and assistant radio operator on Cmdr. Donald B. MacMillan’s supply trip to Moravian missions in Laborador and Baffinland, and helped scientists and British government officials correct errors in coastal charts with sextant and chronomenter. A small coastal island was named for him by the National Hydrographic Office. In the South Shore he was a former member of Scituate Harbor Yacht Club, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Power Squadron and past chairman of the Church Hill Cemetery Association, Norwell.

            A native of Norristown, Pa., he lived in New England before moving to Shell Point Village in Fort Myers in 1986. He spent the summer in Maine. Mr. Halford graduated from William Penn Charter School in Pennsylvania and received a bachelor of science degree from Bowdoin and a master of science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He was past president of the trustees of Hebron Academy and a member of the board for many years.

            His son, Richard Halford has been a Republican state representative in Alaska and operated a tourist lodge and flying service near Mount McKinley. He is also survived by his wife, Laura Halford; another son and a daughter, John Halford of Needham and Laura Sparrow of Michigan, five grandchildren and a great-grandson. A memorial service will be held at Sanibel Island Congregational Church, where he was a member, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Memorial gifts may be made to the United Churches of Christ in Lovell, Maine 04016 and in Norwell 02061.

 

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BOSTON HERALD

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—13 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            John H. Halford Jr. of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Norwell, a retired textile executive, died March 6 in Fort Myers. He was 77. Born in Bridgeport, Pa., Mr. Halford graduated from the William Penn Charter School. He received a bachelor of science degree from Bowdoin College and a master of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Halford served briefly as assistant director of research at the American Optical Co. During World War II, he served as assistant director of research at the MIT Radiation Laboratory, where he helped develop the LORAN navigation system. He spent most of his career in the textile business, starting as an apprentice wool sorter and ending as president and treasurer of a worsted menswear mill.

            Mr. Halford moved to Fort Myers in 1986, though he continued to summer in Maine. He was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadron; a former member of the Scituate Harbor Yacht Club; and former chairman of the Church Hill Cemetery Association. He served as a trustee of Hebron Academy for many years, where he was secretary and then president of trustees. Active in church affairs, Mr. Halford was a founding member, deacon, trustee, treasurer, building committee member and historian of the Norwell Congregational UCC Church. He was also treasurer of three other churches. In recent years Mr. Halford was a member of the Sanibel Island Congregational UCC Church in Florida.

            He is survived by his wife, Laura; two sons, John and Richard; a daughter, Laura Halford Sparrow; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A memorial service will be held today at Sanibel Island Congregational UCC Church. Burial will be in Norwell. Arrangements are by Harvey Engelhardt Funeral Home, Fort Myers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John H. Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Apr 1916, last residence Center Lovell, Oxford Co., ME.

            See the obituary of his wife, Laura Thickens Halford, in this compilation.

 

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JOHN INZER ALFORD, JR.

Son of Omer Shermer Alford, AAFA #0086

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 11 April 1990

 

            John I. Alford Jr., 61, of Tallahassee died Monday [April 9] at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Services were held on Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery.

            A native of Atlanta, he had lived in Tallahassee for the past 19 years. He was a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel with 22 years of service and was employed by the Department of General Services and Information Resources Commission. He was a member of Tallahassee Retired Officers Club, Elk Lodge No. 937, and he was an Eagle Scout.

            Survivors include his mother, Omer S. Alford of Atlanta; his wife, Lorena Alford of Tallahassee; two sons, John I. Alford III and Jefferson R. Alford, both of Tallahassee; two daughters, Catherine Mann and Phoebe Alford, both of Tallahassee; a brother, D.D. Alford of Houston, Texas; and several grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists John I. Alford, born 7 March 1929, died 9 Apr 1990 in Hillsborough Co.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Omer Shermer Alford in Georgia Obituaries; and brother Denny Shermer Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: John Inzer 1929 GA1, John Inzer 1899 GA2, James Alvin 1852 GA3, Joseph about 1822 NC4, Lodwick 1802 NC5, Drewry Cade 1767 NC6.

 

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JOHN JOSEPH ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 January 1995

 

LAKELAND—Mr. John Joseph Alford of Lakeland died Sunday (Jan. 15, 1995) at Transitional Hospital in Tampa. He was 52.

            Born in Lakeland on Jan. 12, 1943, he was a lifelong resident. He was a heavy equipment operator in construction. He attended Carpenter’s Home Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Lynda S. Alford, Lakeland; sons, Jeffrey J. Alford and Dennis D. Alford, both of Lakeland; daughter, Tammy L. Ritter, Lakeland; brothers, Frank Lane, Fort Meade, Pate Lane, Auburndale, and Bill Odom, Timmy Lane, Tommy Lane and Mike Lane, all of Lakeland; and two grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. with graveside services Wednesday at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. Lakeland Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Lakeland Memorial Gardens, Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Don Johnson – no email

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his son Jeffrey Joseph Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOHN SIDNEY ALFORD

Father of William Reginald Alford, AAFA #0211

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—31 December 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

Friends Mourn One Who Cared About His Town

 

            A steady stream of visitors came to the neat white house near Warrington Wednesday to console the family of John Alford and reminisce about a guy who cared for the community where he lived.

            On a wall in the family room were plaques and framed resolutions of recognition from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, the Friends of Law Enforcement, the Optimists Club and the County Commission, among others.

            “That was John’s wall,” said his wife, Theresa.

            Memorial services will be today at 1 p.m. at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church for Alford, who died Tuesday at his home. He was 60.

            Heart trouble had slowed him down in the past two years, but Alford still kept in touch with what was happening at the courthouse and the sheriff’s department. For years, he had been a regular at the courthouse, where he spoke out on issues and helped with various causes. And at night he would work with one of his loves, law enforcement, capturing dangerous jail escapees single-handedly and giving a hand to deputies in trouble.

            “He was always very civic-minded,” said Theresa Alford. “That’s just the way he was.”

            He was the kind of kid who joined the army when he was a teen-ager and went off to World War II. He was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines and spent 3 1/2 years in a prison camp, where he suffered a foot injury which eventually led to the amputation of a leg.

            He joined the sheriff’s department in the late 1940s, but had to quit that job in order to keep his other, better-paying civil service position at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. In 1960, his leg was amputated and Alford retired from the Navy yard, but he kept busy traveling, co-founding Two-Way Radio, a South Palafox Street firm that handles marine electronics, and later working for Weis-Fricker, where he arranged transportation of mahogany from South America.

            He also resumed his interest in law enforcement, riding with deputies or monitoring the police radio in his own car as he cruised the west side of town. He became a reserve deputy with the sheriff’s department, but he passed up the security jobs that were offered reserve deputies. He was there to help regular deputies, not to make money, he said.

            Help them he did.

            In 1979, a massive manhunt went on for 33 hours while authorities searched in vain for two jail escapees: Willie Watts, who was convicted of killing two people in a Brownsville convenience store, and Jerold Milligan, dubbed the “twice-a-night bandit” for a series of robberies. It was Alford, working on a hunch, who came across the two, at night, near a seldom-used road in Myrtle Grove. He held a carbine on them until officers arrived.

            Another time, he came to the aid of a deputy who was being beaten up by a Warrington man. Alford jumped into the fight and helped the deputy; when his artificial leg fell off, he picked it up and threatened to hit the deputy’s assailant with it.

            One of his “offices” was Sambo’s restaurant on Navy Boulevard, where he would stop to have coffee and kibitz with deputies before heading out on his patrols. Deputies came to him for advice, and learned that they could count on him for help. “He coached me for 10 years,” said one deputy, David Barnes.

            Alford’s other “office” was at the courthouse, where he seldom missed a commission meeting. He and another man, George Bowman, had formed a group called “The Escambia Watchdogs,” which kept an eye on the commissioners and lobbied for money for the sheriff’s department.

            One of his last and biggest projects came into being recently, a microwave communications system for the county. Alford led the push for the system, which advocates say will ultimately save the county hundreds of thousands of dollars over the old system of telephone lines.

            Alford put in 14 months on that project, attending meetings, studying reports and lobbying for the microwave system. It was a lot of work, but “he just felt the county would be better off with the microwave, so he did it,” said his wife.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Aug 1921 and died _____ Dec 1981, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Etta Bell Alford; and his brother Frank Joseph Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: John Sidney 1921 AL1, Julius Elijah 1886 AL2, Charles N. 1862 AL3, Julius 1836 GA4, Axiom 1811 GA5, Needham 1785 NC6.

 

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JOHN WILLIAM “BILLY” ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 3 September 1998

 

            John William “Billy” Alford, 60, of Apalachicola died Tuesday [September 1].

            The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Kelley Funeral Home in Apalachicola (850-653-2208). Family will receive friends at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            A native of Telogia, he was a longtime resident of Apalachicola. He was an Army and Air Force veteran and worked for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department. He attended Highland Park Community Church in Apalachicola.

            He is survived by a son, John William Alford Jr. of New Jersey; his mother, Katie Alford of Apalachicola; three brothers, Lloyd Alford of Apalachicola, Floyd Alford of Wakulla and Clifford Wayne Alford of Las Vegas; four sisters, Jo Ann Abbot of Bristol, Judy Vause of Apalachicola, Carolyn Randall of Utah and Betty Dowd of New Mexico; and a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists John William Alford, born 5 Aug 1938, died 1 Sept 1998 in Franklin Co.

            See the obituary of his mother, Katherine Elizabeth Crum Alford, in this compilation.

            John was the oldest of 8 children of Sherman Floyd Alford and Katherine Elizabeth Crum.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: John William 1938 FL1, Sherman Floyd 1907 FL2, Joseph Columbus 1871 FL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job about 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8.

 

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JOHNNY W. HALLFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—8 July 1997

 

            Johnny W. Hallford, 61, of Tallahassee died Saturday after a brief illness. The memorial service will be held at a later date.

            He was a native of Geneva County, Ala., and had lived in Tallahassee since 1968.

            He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Chal-La “Pam” Hallford of Tallahassee; two sons, Clifton Hallford of Pensacola and Lindy Hallford of Hartford, Ala.; a stepson, Randall Moore of South Carolina; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Grady of Tallahassee and Vicky Gail of Wakulla; a sister, Gertrude Gibson of Geneva County; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            (Abbey Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, 562-1518.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny W. Hallford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 Apr 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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JORDAN WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 September 2008

 

 

            Jordan Alford, age 67, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., passed away Sept. 8, 2008.

            He was born on Feb. 10, 1941, in Walton County, Fla., to Jermiah and Addie Peacock Alford. Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Walton County. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces, serving his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army National Guard. He worked with the Walton County Road and Bridge Department, serving as a foreman and a heavy equipment operator for over 20 years. He enjoyed taking care of his animals.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Gary and Joel Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his daughter, Misty Chevon of Tennessee; four brothers, William Alford and wife Margaret, Jerry A. Alford and wife Joyce, Douglas Alford, and Steve Alford and wife Sue, all of Limestone, Fla.; three sisters, Hattie Burgess and husband Junior of Gaskin, Fla., Nina White and husband Jerry of Darlington, Fla., and Gail Cole of DeFuniak Springs.

            A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Ave., DeFuniak Springs.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Alford and Lou Dolan officiating.

            Active pallbearers will be his nephews, Chris Bludworth, Chad White, Brad Alford, Keith Alford, Alex Alford, Danny Alford, John Carl Alford, Ira Miller and Steve Allen Alford.

            Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.... Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jordan Washington Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jordan Washington 1941 FL1, Jeremiah William 1899 FL2, William David 1872 FL3, John Francis 1842 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—12 January 2004

 

BLOUNTSTOWN—Joseph Alford, 85, a farmer, died on January 10, 2004 in Blountstown. Services were held on January 12 at the First Church of the Nazareth with burial following at Pine Memorial Cemetery. Adams Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Alford; sons, Joseph Gale Alford and wife, Esther, and Sam Alford both of Blountstown; daughter, Connie Flowers of Blountstown; brothers, James Alford and R.L. Alford, both of Blountstown; sisters, Thelma Whitfield, Betty Watson, and Mildred Peck, all of Tallahassee, and Bonnie Bailey of Blountstown; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 Jan 1918, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his twin brother, James Alford; and his sister Thelma Alford Whitfield in this compilation.

            His lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: Joseph 1918 FL, Sam 1893 FL, John Tharp 1859 FL, John Bynum 1819 SC, John 1776 NC.

 

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JOSEPH LAWRENCE “LARRY” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0714

 

[Nearly identical articles were published on the same day in the Dothan Eagle, Dothan, Houston Co., AL; and News Journal, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.]

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

 

MARIANNA [Jackson Co.]—Joseph “Larry” Lawrence Alford Jr., 59, died Friday, March 31, 2006, after a brief illness. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. CDT Saturday at Chipola College Auditorium. Entombment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. James & Sikes Funeral Home, Maddox Chapel (850-482-2332) is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Larry Alford Memorial Scholarship College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle Road, Marianna, FL 32446.

            He was born Feb. 22, 1947, to Ruth Whiddon Alford and Joseph Lawrence Alford. Larry graduated from Marianna High School, then went on to earn an Associate of Arts from Chipola Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of West Florida and a Masters of Fine Arts in theater from Florida State University. From 1969 to 1976, he taught at Chipola Junior College, where he directed 27 theater productions. The first was Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” in November 1969. The last was “Guys and Dolls” in March 1976. Among the many actors he brought to Marianna were W. C. “Mutt” Burton, Ann B. Davis, Robert Horton, Ken Howard and Peter Palmer. While at Chipola, he also led annual theater trips to New York. He had a profound influence on his students, some of whom went on to have careers in film, television and theater.

            Larry moved to New York in 1976, where he pursued an active career in theater. Before his big break, he was a contestant on game shows such as “$25,000 Pyramid” and “Jackpot.” In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated “Jerry’s Girls,” a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. “Jerry’s Girls” was subsequently produced and continues to be produced, in the United States and all over the world, particularly in Australia, where it set box-office records. Among the actresses who performed in the review were Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Andrea McArdle, Chita Rivera and Leslie Uggams. Larry also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations, including American Express, Fuji, IBM and Mobil.

            While living in New York, he did a great deal of charitable work. He was involved in benefits for AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.

            In the late ‘90s, he began dividing his time between New York and Marianna before permanently settling in Marianna, where he cultivated his passion for folk art. He was famous for his whimsical and unusual painted wooden fish.

            Larry was an exuberant, spirited presence who livened up every room into which he walked. Always a director, he made life a performance. He will be sorely missed.

            Survivors include his sister, Diane Alford Mitchell (and husband Jim) of Quincy; two nephews, Mark Mitchell of Gainesville and Graham Mitchell of Quincy; a great-niece and -nephew.

            Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father. During the last years of his mother’s life he was a loving and dedicated caregiver.

 

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JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

 

            Larry Alford, a native of Marianna, Fla., died on March 31, 2006, after a brief illness. He was 59.

            Born Feb. 22, 1947, to Ruth Whiddon Alford and Joseph Lawrence Alford, Larry graduated from Marianna High School, then when on to earn an AA degree from Chipola College, a BA from the University of West Florida and an MFA in theater from Florida State University. From 1969 to 1976, he taught at Chipola Junior College, where he directed 27 theater productions. The first was Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” in November of 1969. The last was “Guys and Dolls” in March of 1976.

            Among the many actors he brought to Marianna were W.C. “Mutt” Burton, Ann B. Davis, Robert Horton, Ken Howard and Peter Palmer. While at Chipola, he also led annual theater trips to New York. He had a profound influence on his students, some of whom went on to have careers in film, television and theater.

            Larry moved to New York in 1976, where he pursued an active career in the theater. Before his big break, he was a contestant on such game shows as “The $25,000 Pyramid” and “Jackpot.” In 1985 he directed the Tony-nominated “Jerry’s Girls,” a celebration of the music and lyrics of Jerry Herman. “Jerry’s Girls” was subsequently produced and continues to be produced in the United States and all over the world, in particular Australia, where it set box office records. Among the actresses who performed in the review were Carol Channing, Dorothy Loudon, Andrea McArdle, Chita Rivera and Leslie Uggams. Larry also directed productions for Holland America Cruise Lines and numerous corporations including American Express, Fuji, IBM and Mobil.

            While living in New York he did a great deal of charitable work. He was involved in benefits of AMFAR with Elizabeth Taylor and for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with Mary Tyler Moore.

            In the late 90’s, he began dividing his time between New York and Marianna before permanently settling in Marianna, where he cultivated his passion for folk art. He was famous for his whimsical and unusual painted wooden fish.

            Larry was preceded in death by his mother and father. During the last years of his mother’s life he was a loving and dedicated caregiver.

            He is survived by his sister, Diane Alford Mitchell and husband Jim of Quincy; nephews, Mark Mitchell of Gainesville and Graham Mitchell of Quincy; and a great-niece and nephew.

            Larry was an exuberant, spirited presence who livened up every room into which he walked. Always a director, he made life a performance. He will be sorely missed.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 22, at Chipola College Auditorium. Entombment will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, with James and Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel in charge of arrangements.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Larry Alford Memorial Scholarship College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle Rd., Marianna, Fla., 32446.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph L. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruth Evelyn Whiddon Alford, in this compilation.

            Larry joined AAFA after responding to letters sent out by AAFA promoting the 1994 Richmond, VA meeting. In addition to the information in the obituary, we know that Larry’s company API - Alford Productions Inc., based on publicity circa 1995:

 

            . . . has over twenty years of prestigious producing and directing credits, including productions starring Peter Allen, Susan Anton, Gene Barry, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joel Grey, Marvin Hamilsch, Ken Howard, Raul Julia, Hal Linden, Mary Martin, Marlee Matlin, Dina Merrill, Mary Tyler Moore, Rita Moreno, Brooke Shields, Elizabeth Taylor, Ben Vereen, Barbara Walters, Jo Anne Worley, and Tommy Tune.

            He has directed and/or created a variety of industrials and special events for numerous national and international companies, including, American Express, Georgia-Pacific, Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Gulf Life, IBM, Mobil Oil, New York Live, Oldsmobile, Olsten, Philip Morris International, Proctor & Gamble, Shearson Lehman, Time Inc. and Trane Corporation.

            Galas created and produced by Alford Productions Inc. include “Elizabeth Taylor & Friends,” “American Express Salutes Liberty,” “David Merrick’s Lullabies of Broadway,” “Say it With Music: Songs of Irving Berlin,” and “The American Dental Association Presents I Hear America Singing.

            Larry’s theatre credits include “Look Homeward, Angel,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “The Odd Couple,” “Our Town,” “Oklahoma!,” “The Music Man,” “Guys & Dolls,” “1776,” “Mame,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Side By Side By Sondheim,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Carousel” and “Godspell.”

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Joseph Lawrence 1947 FL1, Joseph Lawrence 1918 FL2, Joseph Columbus 1871 FL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC, 5 Job about 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA, James 1687 VA7.

 

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JOSEPH THOMAS “JAKE” ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Saturday, 15 May 2010

 

Joseph Thomas “Jake” Alford, 75, Plaster Contractor

 

LAKELAND—Joseph Alford, 75, died of heart failure 5/11/10. Survived by wife Gloria; 4 children. David Russell Funeral Home, Lakeland.

 

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THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Thursday, 27 May 2010

 

 

LAKELAND—Papa Joseph “Jake” Alford, 75, of Lakeland, passed away May 11, 2010, due to COPD.

            He was a devoted Husband, Dad, Papa and Brother. He worked hard his whole life to support his family and helped to raise 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

            Papa is survived by his loving wife, Gloria (Nana) Alford, 4 children, Punkin, Elaine, Joe, and Lisa, all of Lakeland, 13 grandchildren, Michelle, Billy, Jandee, Jackie, Ricky, Karen, Tiffany, Brittany, Mark, Kim, Kristie, Chris and Mike, 18 great grandchildren and many others that knew him as their “Papa”.

            Family and friends are invited to get together in honor of “Papa” Alford on May 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Papa and Nana’s Home. Online Condolences at davidrussellfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Thomas Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 May 1935, last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            FL Marriages list Joseph Thomas Alford and Gloria Darlene Jones, married 1954 in Polk Co.

 

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JOSEPHINE WALKER ALFORD

 

Photo from Whidden-McLean Funeral Home

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Saturday, 17 October 2009

 

LAKELAND—Mrs. Josephine W. Alford, age 74, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2009 at home in Lakeland from cancer.

            Born September 5, 1935 in Lyons, GA, Mrs. Alford was the daughter of the late James Maurice and Mary Florence Walker. Mrs. Alford was a V train Plant Operator for Cargill Fertilizer and retired after 29 years of service. She was a member of Christian Home Freewill Baptist Church of Bartow.

            She is survived by her son Richard “Sonny” Alford and wife Donna of Lakeland, two brothers: Shelton Walker of Lakeland, Alvin Walker of Lake City, four sisters: Lorene Loyde, Nila Rewis, Idell Gunter and Aletha Howell all of Lakeland. She also leaves behind three grandchildren: Stephanie Alford, Angelica Alford, and Summer Alford.

            Arrangements are being handled by Whidden-McLean Funeral Home, 650 East Main Street in Bartow, where the family will receive friends Sunday, October 18th from 4pm to 6pm. A prayer service will be given at 5pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Children’s Cancer Center, 4901 West Cypress Street, Tampa, FL 33607. Condolences may be made to the family at www.whiddenmcleanfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Josephine W. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

 

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KAREN SKEEN ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, WV—Thursday, 17 June 1999

 

DELAND, Fla.—Karen Skeen Alford, 47, of Deland died June 13, 1999, in Orlando from cancer.

            She was a writer and editor, having published numerous magazines and newspapers. She was born in Charleston, received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from University of Central Florida, and was a member of Toastmaster’s International. She was Toastmaster of the Year in 1998-1999, and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Deland, Fla.

            Surviving: husband, George Edward Alford Jr.; daughters, Jacquie Alford of Winter Springs, Fla., Maeve Alford of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; sons, Denis Alford and Kevin Alford, both of Deland; mother, Ruby Skeens of Evans, W.Va.; brothers, Keith Skeen and Kenneth Skeen, both of West Virginia; one grandchild.

            Independent Funeral Services, Orlando, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—16 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Karen Skeen Alford, 47, West New York Avenue, DeLand, died Sunday, June 13, of cancer. Mrs. Alford was a writer and editor. Born in Charleston, W.Va., she moved to Central Florida in 1990. She was a member of Toastmasters International. She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, DeLand.

            Survivors: husband, George E. Jr.; daughter, Jacquie, Winter Springs; sons, Denis, Kevin, both of DeLand; mother, Ruby Skeen, Evans, W.Va.; Keith Skeen, Kenneth Skeen, both of West Virginia; one granddaughter. Independent Funeral Services, Orlando.

 

Photo from Oakdale Cemetery, DeLand, Volusia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from W. Wilkins - wwilkins@bellsouth.net email sent 2/8/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karen S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Hykt 1951, last residence Deland, Volusia Co., FL.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says she was cremated, and her ashes were buried on 29 Aug 2001.

 

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KATHERINE ELIZABETH CRUM ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—6 April 2004

 

APALACHICOLA—Katie E. Crum Alford, 87, died Sunday, April 4, 2004. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT today at Highland Park Community Church. Kelley Funeral Home (850-653-2208) is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katie E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Sept 1915, last residence Apalachicola, Franklin Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son John William “Billy” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sherman Floyd 1907 FL1, Joseph Columbus 1871 FL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job about 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7.

 

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KATIE MITCHELL ALFRED

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Thursday, 29 December 2005

 

April 25, 1945–December 20, 2005

 

ROCKLEDGE [Brevard Co.], FL—Mrs. Katie Alfred, 60, of Rockledge, FL., formerly of Pittsview [Russell Co.], AL., died Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. E.S.T. Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Benevolent Grove Baptist Church in Pittsview.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is today from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Taylor Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alfred was born April 25, 1945 in Pittsview, AL., daughter of the late Mary Mitchell and Jule Mitchell.

            She is survived by two sons, Steven Alfred of Cocoa, FL. and Isaac Alfred of Rockledge, FL.; two daughters, Angela Alfred of Rockledge and Caponier Alfred of Ft. Myers, FL.; two brothers, Jimmy L. Mitchell of Rockledge and Willie Mitchell of East Chicago, IN.; four sisters, Christine Mitchell of Rockledge, Ethel Rodgers of Gary, IN., Eddie L. Northcutt of Pittsview and Nancy Hunter of Tuskegee, AL.; three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katie M. Alfred (SS# issued in AL), last residence Rockledge, Brevard Co., FL.

 

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KENNETH E. ALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—5 May 2001

 

JUPITER—Kenneth E. Alford, 52, of Jupiter, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at the Veterans Medical Center, West Palm Beach.

            Born in Washington, Indiana, he had been a resident of Jupiter for 21 years, coming from Lantana, Florida. Prior to retirement, he was the foreman for Sunshine Aluminum in West Palm Beach for two years. During the Vietnam War, he served in the Air Force.

            Survivors include his wife, Nancy Alford of Jupiter; two step-daughters, Bonnie Waggener and Shelley Waggener, both of Jupiter; his mother, Myrtle Alford and two brothers, Richard Alford, Jr. of Deatsville, Alabama and Jack Lee Steffy of Washington, Indiana. His father, Richard Alford, Sr., preceded him in death.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, May 7, 2001, at the Aycock Funeral Home Chapel in Jupiter. Interment was at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 4 Dec 1948, last residence Jupiter, Palm Beach Co., FL.

 

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KENNIE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Wednesday, 2 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Kennie J. Alford, 81, of Telogia, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998, in the Medical Center.

            He was a lifelong resident of Liberty County and was an airplane mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II.

            Survivors include his wife, Inez Alford of Telogia; one daughter, Wendy Bundrick of Marianna; four sons, Kennie Malone Alford and Walter Lynn Alford of Telogia, Delmar Lamar and Donald Gene Alford of Tallahassee; one brother, Munson Alford of Tibbie, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Farris Harlow of Tallahassee; and nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, September 3, in the Telogia Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery with Adams Funeral Home of Bristol directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kennie J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 March 1917, last residence Telogia, Liberty Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Inez Goodwin Alford; and brother Roland Fletcher Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Kennie Johnson 1917 FL1, Luther Jefferson 1886 FL2, John Daniel 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KIMBERLY ARLENE ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 28 December 2007

 

 

            Mrs. Kimberly Arlene Alford died December 25, 2007. She was employed as the Assistant Principal at Orange Park High School.

            Survivors include: loving husband, Alister M. Alford, Jr.; son, Alister Jahmal “AJ” Alford, III; mother-in-law, Mary L. Alford; other relatives and friends.

            Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at her church of membership, First Baptist of Mandarin, 3990 Loretto Rd…. Interment will be in Jacksonville Memory Gardens by the Eastside Chapel of Marion Graham Mortuaries, 900 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LARANCE E. ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Wednesday, 27 September 1995

 

            Larance E. Alford, 43, Betty Sue Terrace, Orlando, died Tuesday, Sept. 26. Mr. Alford was a restaurant manager. Born in Windermere, he moved to Central Florida in 1952. He was a member of Westwood Alliance Church.

            Survivors: mother, Lessie M. Slade, Orlando; father, James Hampton, Oviedo; stepfather, John Slade, Orlando; sister, Minnie Pearl Crayton, Orlando; maternal grandmother, Hattie Murray, Massillon, Ohio; grandparents, Jean and Carl Frazier, Orlando.

            Mitchell’s Funeral Home, Orlando.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larance E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Jan 1952, last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

 

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LARRY W. ALFORD, SR.

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—5 December 2003

 

            Larry W. Alford, Sr., 52, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2003. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Booth; sons, Larry W. Alford, Jr. (Cathy) & Clinton L. Alford; brothers, Greg Ketchum, Steven Ketchum & Keith Ketchum; sister, Karen Corbett and 3 grandchildren, Casey, Alyssa & Sarah Alford.

            Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, December 5, 2003 at Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry W. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 28 May 1951, last residence Hilliard, Nassau Co., FL.

 

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LAURA THICKENS HALFORD

 

THE NEWS-PRESS

Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—13 April 2001

 

            Laura Thickens Halford died on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Lee Memorial Hospital. Laura was born on May 28, 1916, in Appleton, Wisconsin. She attended the Ferry Hall School and Lawrence University in Appleton before graduating from Wesley College in 1938. She went on to the Sorbonne in Paris for further study and met her husband in the harbor at Plymouth, England, in 1938, then completed the program at the Katherine Gibbs School before becoming employed at the Boston publishing firm of Allyne and Bacon. As a young woman of grace and charm who traveled widely in Europe during the difficult and foreboding years of the late 1930’s, she was witness to some of the events and their consequences, which shaped the last half of the 20th century.

            Her husband of 54 years, John H. Halford, Jr., her parents, Richard Erb and Jean Wiley Thickens, and her brother, Richard Wiley Thickens, preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Richard Wiley and his wife, Rona, of Eagle Creek, Alaska, son John H. Halford III and his wife, Natasha, of Needham, MA, and by her daughter, Laura Halford Sparrow and her husband, Bill, of Ann Arbor Michigan, seven grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

            Laura moved to Florida in 1987 after more than 50 years in New England. She volunteered extensively at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and served as a “Doric Dame,” one of a group of volunteer guides at the Massachusetts State House during the Dukakis administration. She also served as a docent at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston for several years, but outside of her children she was proudest of her work at the United Church of Christ in Norwell, Massachusetts. She and her husband were part of a small group who gathered to form a new church in the 1960’s, the first entirely new congregational church gathered in eastern Massachusetts in 100 years. She worked in every aspect of the church as a minister was called, land was found for a building, and it was built and then enlarged. She served as chairman of the committee that selected the architect and approved the design.

            A memorial service was held at the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Florida, on Saturday, April 14.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Laura T. Halford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, John H. Halford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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LAURENCE DEAN ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Friday, 10 March 2000

 

            Mr. Laurence Dean Alford, 43, of 600 E. 8th Court died Feb. 29, 2000, in a Perry, Fla., hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Panama City and attended the public schools of Bay County.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Thomas and Ara Lee Alford II, and his twin sister, Leslie Kay Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Freddie Mae Alford of Panama City; nine brothers: Earthell Alford (Yvonne), Joe Thomas Alford III and Robert Lee Alford (Grace), all of Panama City, Donald E. Alford of Maryland, Danny L. Alford (Stephanie) of California, Darrell Q. Alford of Bonifay, Albert Alford of Blountstown, Mark P. Alford and John E. Alford both of Oklahoma; four sisters: Shirley A. Jackson (L.C.) and Danna Slappey (Robert) both of Starut, Fla., Sharon A. Dempsey (Henry) and Melanie Alford (James) both of Panama City; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be held Saturday March 11, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Temple Church.... Interment to follow in Hillside Cemetery.... Peoples Funeral Home, Marianna, Fla. 32446

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—27 June 1997

 

            Lawrence Alford, 68, of Tampa died June 19. The service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Zion AME Church in Quincy, with burial at Sunnyvale Cemetery in Quincy.

            A native of Gadsen County, he had lived in Tampa for several years.

            He is survived by a son, Leroy Drake of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Lorene Alford of Quincy; a stepdaughter, Bernice Alford of Tallahassee; a brother, Elijah Alford of Tallahassee; seven sisters, Cassie Attica, Carrie M. Smith and Ubzine Jones, all of Tallahassee, Lillie M. Ruffins and Gladys Dilworth, both of Quincy, Wilma Colston of Midway and Geneva Taylor of Tarpon Springs; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Dec 1927, last residence Ruskin, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother Hector Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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LEE ALLEN HALFORD, JR.

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Thursday, 12 July 2007

 

MULBERRY [Polk Co.]—Mr. Lee Allen Halford, Jr., age 80, died of heart failure Tuesday (July 10, 2007) at The Rohr Home in Bartow [Polk Co.].

            He was born in Lake Drawdy, FL, on Feb. 12, 1927, and moved to Willow Oak from Lakeland in 1962. He worked for W.R. Grace as a crane operator. He was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army

            He is survived by his wife, Inez Halford, Willow Oak, FL.; sisters, Tinsy Kirkland, Lakeland, FL., Rebecca Holton, Idaho, Dorothy Taylor, TN., Faye Albritton, TN.; brother, Clifford Halford, Plant City, FL.; 13 nieces & nephews

            Visitation will be Fri., July 13, 2007, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Arrangements entrusted to Seigler Funeral Home, Mulberry, FL.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of L.A. Halford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Mulberry, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lillie Mae Halford, in this compilation.

 

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LEILA ALFORD TRAVIS SCOTT

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Friday, 12 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Lelia Alford Travis Scott, 91, of Panama City, died Nov. 10, 1999, in Blountstown, Fla. She was born and raised in the Damascus Community, Escambia County, Ala. She was one of seven children, all deceased, of the late Joseph S. Alford and Ora Alford. She was a member of Central Baptist Church of Panama City.

            She is survived by a son, Horace J. Travis of Blountstown, Fla.; three granddaughters and their husbands: Deborah and Joe Britt, Teresa and Stephen Hebb, and Mary Jo and Dewey Stephens; two great grandsons: Jason Britt and wife Stephanie and Jeremy Hebb, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.... Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Pine Memorial Cemetery, Blountstown.... The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Wilson Funeral Home; 214 Airport Road, Panama City, FL; 785-5272.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leila Travis Scott (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Nov 1907, last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Wesley Newton Scott married Leila Alford/Leila Travis (2 records) on 12 Dec 1984 in Bay Co.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.

            Her lineage: Leila 1907 AL1, Joseph S. 1880 AL2, Tilman Register 1857 AL3, Cullen 1800 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

[xxxPHOTO WITH OBIT IN FL OBITS PAPER FILE—NOT SENT TO J&J YET.]

 

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LEOLA BUCHAN ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—20 August 1999

 

            Leola B. Alford, 89, of Plant City died Thursday. A native of Fort Meade, she moved to the area in 1949. She was a retired secretary for Hillsboro Bank and a member of First Baptist Church of Plant City.

            She is survived by two brothers, Robert Buchan of Bradenton Beach and Homer Buchan of Holmes Beach; three sisters, Roberta Huskey of Dublin, Ga., Winifred Higbe of Jacksonville and Helen Carlton of Plant City.

            Wells Funeral Home, Plant City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leola B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 Dec 1909, last residence Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL.

 

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LEON WEBSTER ALFORD

 

GILCHRIST COUNTY JOURNAL

Gilchrist Co., FL—20 April 2000

 

GAINESVILLE, FL—Mr. Leon W. Alford of Trenton died on Friday, April 14, 200 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville. He was 65.

            He was born in Clark Hill, Florida, and moved to Trenton seven years ago from West Palm Beach. He was a truck driver and a Baptist. He served in the U.S Air Force and U.S. Navy.

            Survivors include his wife, Doris Strickland Alford of Trenton; a daughter, Debbie Miller of Independence, Missouri; a son, Charles E. Alford of Camden, Tennessee; a sister, Alice Whiting of Mt. Jackson, Virginia; a brother, Ruel Jean Alford, Sr., of Winchester, Virginia; and six grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, April 17, 2000 at the Watson Funeral Home Chapel in Trenton. Burial followed at Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kathy Eckelberry - kathyeck@yahoo.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leon W. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 8 Aug 1934, last residence Trenton, Gilchrist Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leon Webster 1934 FL1, Ruel Jurusha 1907 FL2, Daniel Webster 1874 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1740 VA/NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LEROY “CHUCK” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—24 January 2004

 

BRADENTON [Manatee Co.]—Leroy Alford, 62, died on January 20, 2004. Services were held on Monday at Griffith-Cline Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton.

            He was born on May 28, 1941, in Delaware and came to Bradenton in 1975. He was a heavy equipment operator of Manatee County. He was a Methodist.

            Surviving is a sister-in-law, Sandra Sarazin of Bradenton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leroy C. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

 

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LEROY JOSEPH HALLFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 17 January 1995

 

            Leroy Joseph Hallford, 65, of Altha died Saturday [January 14] in Tallahassee.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. CST (3 p.m. EST) today at Trinity Holiness Church in Southport, with burial at Southport Memorial Gardens.

            A native of Alabama and former resident of Apalachicola and Panama City, he had lived in Altha for 10 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Nelmer McClain Hallford of Altha; a son, Roy Lee Hallford of Altha; a daughter, Dorothy Adkins of Altha; three brothers, William Barfield of Southport, Leon Barfield of Panama City and Wendell Barfield of Fountain; six sisters, Louise Riley, Sara Mae Creamer and Carenell White, all of Southport, Martha Dale Wilson of Apalachicola, Sherri Ward of Lynn Haven and Julia Booth of Fort Lauderdale; and five grandchildren.

            (Bailey Funeral Home in Altha, 904-762-3965.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy J. Hallford (SS# issued in FL) was born 29 May 1929 and died 15 Jan 1995, last residence Altha, Calhoun Co., FL.

 

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LESSIE ALFORD WHEELER

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—21 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Lessie Wheeler passed away March 20, 1997 in the Earl Hadlow Center for Caring-Hospice Northeast. Born December 12, 1914 in Columbia County, Florida she had resided in Jacksonville for the past 50 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a retired Barber.

            Preceded in death by her parents Riley R. and Georgia Hines Alford, she was the widow of Charlie S. Wheeler.

            Survivors include three children, Charlie S. Wheeler, Jr (Ann), Willie Belle Booth, Jax. and Clarice Davis (Bud) of Glen St Mary, FL; brothers, Edgar Alford, Lake City and Dan Alford of Lake Butler; sisters, Callie Register, Lake City, Zona Mae Heath, Leesburg and Delma Cobb of Middleburg; two grandchildren, Jason and Scott Davis, Glen St. Mary, FL; two great grandchildren, Brittany & Kristi Davis, Glen St. Mary, FL and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 So. Edgewood Ave., with the Rev. Steve Bowman officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Lessie Wheeler (SS# issued in FL) but list her birth date as 12 Dec 1913, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL. FL Deaths also lists her birth date as 12 Dec 1913.

            See the obituaries of her siblings A.V. Alford, Callie Alford Register, Levern Alford, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Lessie 1913/1914 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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LEVERN ALFORD

 

 

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TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—_____ October 1981

 

            Levern Alford, 54, of Tampa, died Sunday. The Columbia County native was the son of the late Riley Randall and Georgia Hines Alford. He had served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1957 and was employed as a truck driver by Bardo Citrus Packing Co. of Winter Haven.

            He is survived by his daughter Laverne Alford of Jacksonville; a son Edward Alford of Taunton, Massachusetts; four sisters Leslie Wheeler, Callie Register, Zona Mae Heath and Delma Cobb; four brothers, Dan, Mack Dewey, George E. and A.V. and a grandson.

            Services will be conducted October 7, at Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Otis Page officiating.

 

Photos from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the contributor and photographer, Norma Laverne Alford, daughter of Levern Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Levern Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 Feb 1925, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his siblings A.V. Alford, Callie Alford Register, Lessie Alford Wheeler, and Zona Mae Alford Heath in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Levern 1925 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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LIBBEY JEAN ALFORD KRY

 

DAILY TIMES

Valdosta, Lowndes Co., GA—Saturday, 15 January 2005

 

JASPER [Hamilton Co.], Fla.—Libbey Jean Alford Kry, 92, of Jasper, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Shands at Lake Shore following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Kry was born in Calhoun County, Fla., on Nov. 18, 1912, and was a long-time resident of Hamilton County, Fla., where she worked as a nurse’s aid for both Jasper Hospital and Suwannee Valley Nursing Center. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jasper.

            Mrs. Kry was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Kry; a son-in-law, Judge Clyde B. Wells; four brothers and one sister.

            Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Martha Kry, Bushnell, Fla.; two daughters, Esteena K. Wells, Defuniak Springs, Fla., and Barbara A. Griffin, Chattahoochee, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Fletcher Alford, Chattahoochee, Fla.; eight grandchildren, James W. Kry Jr., Cheryl Christensen, Dwayne Walton Kry, Kelly Horton, Kelbin Wells, Rookie Whiddon, Ricky Whiddon and David Griffin; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 17 at First Presbyterian Church in Jasper. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home in Jasper....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Libbey J. Kry (SS# issued in FL), last residence Live Oak, Suwannee Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother Duncan U. Fletcher Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Libbey Jean 1912 FL1, Daniel Webster 1874 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LILLIE MAE ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Sunday, 14 October 2007

 

            Alford, Lillie Mae, 79, formerly of Murfreeboro, Tenn., peacefully passed away October 12, 2007.

            She is survived by three children, Bill Alford, Tulsa, Okla, Mary Jo Alford-Roberson, Tampa, Fla, and Robert Alford; sister, Mrs. Joe B. Lasater, Whitwell, Tenn.; two grandsons, Jerome and Jason Eddlemon; and two great-grandsons, Jerome Eddlemon Jr. and Cory Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Claude Alford Jr....

            Sun City Center Funeral Home, (813) 634-9900, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie S. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 5 July 1928, last residence Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN [?].

 

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LILLIE MAE PURVIS ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 8 August 2000

 

            Lillie Mae Alford, 90 years young, of Darlington, Fla., passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2000, in Mariner Health Center of Bonifay, Fla.

            Lillie was born on Sept. 4, 1909, in Darlington. She had resided for many years in Niceville, Fla., where she was a longtime member and children’s worker in the First Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, M.D. Alford; mother and father; two sisters; and two brothers. After her husband’s death in 1989 she resided in Darlington until health problems made her return to the local area.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her sons, Lowell and his wife Doris of Hansville, Wash., and Michael and his wife Patsy of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Carleita and husband Bob Levy of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; sisters, Ella Andrews, Trudie Schmidt, Essie White and Nadine Boykin; brother, Al Purvis, all of Darlington; nine grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at Darlington Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9.... Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in the Methodist church cemetery....Arrangements under the direction of McLaughlin Twin Cities Funeral Home in Niceville.

 

Photo from Darlington United Methodist Church Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Lillie M. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list her death date as 4 Aug 2000, last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Henry Clayron Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Millage Deal 1903 FL1, Charles Union 1877 FL2, John Francis 1842 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LILLIE MAE HALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—24 January 2002

 

MULBERRY—Lillie Halford, 100, died of heart failure on January 22, 2002, at the Health Center of Plant City.

            Born in Earley Branch, South Carolina on September 8, 1901, she came to Mulberry from Clermont in 1952. A homemaker, she was also a charter member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and Lake Hill Baptist Church in Orla Vista, and was instrumental in starting both churches.

            Her daughters, Tinsy L. Kirkland of Lakeland, Rebecca Holton of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Dorothy Taylor of Turtletown, Tennessee, and Faye Albritton of Mulberry, sons Lee Halford, Jr. of Mulberry and Rev. Clifford Halford of Plant City, and sisters Elsie Youmans of Ridgeland, South Carolina and Dorothy Heape of Early Branch, South Carolina survive her.

            Services were held at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 2300 Pine Grove Road.

 

Photo from Willow Oak Cemetery, Mulberry, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Cy – no email – sent message thru Edit on 1/2/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lillie M. Halford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Mulberry, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Lee Allen Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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LINDA TURNER ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Wednesday, 23 June 2004

 

            Alford, Linda Turner, was born July, 1942 in Durham, NC to Mallie H. Turner and Ira Strickland Turner. The family moved to Orlando in 1955 and Linda had lived in Sanford since 1973. She is the Widow of Jimmie Wayne Alford who died in 1986. Linda and Jim were former owners of Seminole Petroleum. Linda had suffered with respiratory problems for many years.

            Family will receive friends Wednesday, June 23, 2004 between 12-3PM at the Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Oaklawn Park Cemetery [Sanford] on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 10AM….

            Linda will be remembered by her cousins, many friends, her wonderful and loving caregiver, Cynthia McFerren and her precious dog, CeCe. Arrangements by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Oaklawn Chapel. 5000 CR 46A, Sanford, FL 32771.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 July 1942, last residence Sanford, Seminole Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jimmie Wayne Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOGAN SPENCER ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 27 June 2008

 

 

Logan Spencer Alford

 

            Logan Alford, age 17, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away June 23, 2008. He was born November 17, 1990 in DeFuniak Springs, Florida to Lewis and Lynette Lindsey Alford.

            Logan had been a resident of DeFuniak Springs. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Southwide Baptist Church. He was a Senior at Walton High School where he played for the football team. Having lettered in football. Logan’s goal was to break his brother Lucas’s football records at Walton High School. He loved hunting, fishing and driving his red 1953 GMC pickup truck.

            Logan is preceded in death by his brother Lucas Tyler Alford, maternal grandfather Jerry Lindsey and paternal grandmother Linda Grace Caswell.

            Logan is survived by his father and mother Lewis and Lynette Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, two sisters Lyndsie Brooke Allen and husband Rodney, Lauren Rachel Alford, maternal grandma Ethelene Lindsey and paternal grandparents Amon and Shirley Alford all of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, sister-in-law Mistie Alford, one niece Paige and one nephew Luke Alford all of DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

            Visitation services will be conducted at 6:00~8:00 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Friday, June 27, 2008 at First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, with Reverend Lonnie Wright and Joel Glenn officiating.

            Burial will follow in the Euchee Valley Cemetery. Those asked to serve as pallbearers will be the Walton High School Football Team of 2008.

            Floral arrangements are being accepted.

 

In another article:

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Tuesday, 24 June 2008

 

Investigators aren’t sure what happened to Alford brothers

By Robbyn Brooks

 

PORTLAND—Investigators are trying to determine what caused two brothers to be separated from their boat Sunday without their lifejackets.

            Logan Alford, 17, and his older brother, Lucas, 21, both of DeFuniak Springs were found dead in Choctawhatchee Bay on Monday after search crews scoured the area Sunday night and much of Monday.

            The brothers launched their 14-foot aluminum boat at the Alaqua Creek boat ramp at about 1 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses reported seeing them that afternoon fishing on the south side of the bay near Hogtown Bayou. What happened between then and the time they should have returned home remains a mystery. Search crews found the Alfords’ boat about midnight Monday.

            A violent thunderstorm hit the area late Sunday afternoon. Authorities believe the brothers may have tried to cross the water in their small boat.

            “The bay is fairly wide, but it’s shallow,” said Lt. Stan Kirkland with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. “When you get a storm with winds like that, it’s hard to manage a large boat with deep sides.”

            At some point, the boat took on a lot of water. It was nearly full when it was found on the north side of the bay near the mouth of Alaqua Creek, Kirkland said.

            “They were on a small boat that was really not designed to take rough water,” Kirkland said.

            Searchers recovered Logan Alford’s body at about noon Monday. Lucas Alford was found about 6 p.m. about 250 yards from his brother. Kirkland said both bodies were recovered about a third of the way along what may have been their trip back to the mouth of Alaqua Creek.

            “Why they didn’t put on their lifejackets, no one knows,” Kirkland said.

            Coast Guard officers who helped search for the Alfords stressed that life jackets should be considered essential on any trip.

            “Every time we’re out on the water, we wear life jackets,” said Petty Officer Ken Patton.

            Many boaters don’t; they’re only required to keep them available. When the Coast Guard conducts random boardings, Patton said folks often “have to take them out of their plastic bags.”

            Patton also recommended filing a float plan with friends on land and checking in frequently to keep them abreast of the trip’s progress.

            The Alfords’ accident report won’t be released for weeks, Kirkland added, but it will include medical findings that could help explain what happened to them....

 

 

Photos from Euchee Valley Cemetery, Eucheeanna, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Logan Spencer Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Lucas, who died the same day.

 

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LONA ELOISE HALLFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—24 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

Lona Hallford listened as she cut clients’ hair

By Martin E. Comas

 

            With the caring ear of a psychologist, Lona Eloise Hallford patiently listened to people’s problems while she snipped their hair.

            The retired hairdresser and owner of Lona’s Beauty Salon in Casselberry died Thursday of cancer. She was 68.

            “She was the type of person you could easily talk to,” said Deanna Dempsey, a daughter. “You could tell her your whole life history and develop a trust with her.”

            Born in Geneva County, Ala., Hallford enjoyed cutting hair as a young girl, long before she attended beauty school in Birmingham, Ala.

            In 1965, Hallford and her husband, James, settled in Casselberry, where she briefly worked at area salons.

            The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

            In 1968, she opened her own beauty shop off Highway 17-92 in Casselberry.

            It was an old-fashioned salon, with three chairs and two other hairdressers. Every day, Hallford wore a uniform of white pants and colored shirt.

            She frequently attended beauty seminars to keep up with the latest trends.             “Her speciality was colors and highlighting,” her daughter said. “She had a special knack for mixing the right colors.”

            Hallford retired and closed the shop in 1986.

            Hallford was a member of First Baptist Church in Casselberry.

            Survivors also include husband, James S. Hallford, Casselberry; daughter, Linda Rohrlack, Sumter, S.C.; [and daughter mentioned above, Deanne Dempsey?]; four grandchildren.

            Arrangements are being handled by Carey Hand Cox-Parker Funeral Home, Winter Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lona E. Hallford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Oct 1930, last residence Casselberry, Seminole Co., FL.

 

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LONNIE ALFORD, JR.

 

SUWANNEE DEMOCRAT

Live Oak, Suwanee Co., FL—Thursday, 18 January 2007

 

            Lonnie Alford Jr., age 78, of White Springs [Hamilton Co.], Florida, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007, at his home. Mr. Alford was born December 4, 1928, to the late Lonnie (Sr.) and Rena Brannen Alford in Baker County, Florida. A retired welder, Mr. Alford spent several of his retirement years as the owner/operator of the Genoa Service Station and his own welding service.

            Survivors include one son, Jerry Alford of Virginia; one step-son, Austin McClamma of Live Oak, Florida; two daughters, June Warren of Live Oak, and Candice Pike of Jasper, Florida: two step-daughters, Tracy Fox of Lee, Florida, and April Leonard of Greenville, Florida; one sister, Estelle Hillhouse of Live Oak; 14 grandchildren, including special grandsons, Michael and Lonnie Pike; and several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his close friend, Farron Fillyaw of White Springs.

            Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2007, at the Living Waters Congregational Methodist Church in Facil. By request, remains will be placed at Riverside Cemetery in White Springs. Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lonnie Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence White Springs, Hamilton Co., FL.

            AAFA records list him and his father as Alonzo H. “Lonnie” Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Alonzo H. “Lonnie” 1928 FL1, Alonzo H. “Lonnie” 1891 FL2, Thomas Jefferson 1868 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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LONNIE LANDIS ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 November 2003

 

            Lonnie Alford, 89, of Jacksonville, died Monday, November 24, 2003 at her residence.

            She was a native of Dothan, Ala., had lived in Palatka from 1951 to 1993, coming from Quincy. She was of the Christian faith. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her husband: Fred Alford.

            Surviving are a son: Chad Alford, Jacksonville; three daughters: Christine Williams, Palatka; Mary Alice Harper, Jacksonville; and Lottie Alford, Merritt Island; a brother: Newman Landis, Elkton; a sister: Johnnie Butler, Jacksonville; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren....

            Funeral services will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home....

            Interment will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens.

            Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lonnie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 June 1914, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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LONZO JARRELL ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—10 August 2001

 

QUINCY—Lonzo Jarrell Alford, 58, of Quincy, died on Wednesday. Services were held at Independent Funeral Home in Quincy.

            A native of Richmond, Georgia, he was a lifelong resident of Gadsden County. He was employed by the Leon County Sheriff’s Department.

            He is survived by his wife, Sandra L. Alford of Quincy; a daughter, Lisa Guancial of Quincy; his parents, Coy T. and Minnie Lee Alford of Quincy; a brother, Tommy Alford of Quincy; and three sisters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lonzo J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 July 1943, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Coy Thomas Alford and Minnie Lee Watson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Lonzo Jarrell 1943 FL1, Coy Thomas 1926 FL2, James Thomas 1890 FL3, John Daniel 1862 AL4, James Columbus 1830 GA5, John Turner 1800 NC6, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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LORI LEE HOCKADAY ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 January 2007

 

PERRY—Lori Lee Hockaday Alford, 37, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Alford of Jacksonville.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. EST today at Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel (850-838-2929).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LUCAS TYLER ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 27 June 2008

 

 

Lucas Tyler Alford

 

            Lucas Alford, age 21, of DeFuniak Springs, passed away June 23, 2008. He was born August 18, 1986 in Niceville, Florida to Lewis and Lynette Lindsey Alford.

            Lucas had been a resident of DeFuniak Springs. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Southwide Baptist Church. He graduated from Walton High School in 2004, where he played football and was recognized as an All State Linebacker and, Defensive Player of the year in 2003. He broke the tackling record at Walton High School with over 152 tackles. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his son Luke. He also enjoyed his 1978 GMC pickup truck known as the ‘Beast’ and his Harley Davidson Sportster. He was known as a hardworking man.

            Lucas is preceded in death by his brother Logan Spencer Alford, maternal grandpa Jerry Lindsey and paternal grandmother Linda Grace Caswell.

            Lucas is survived by his father and mother Lewis and Lynette Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, his wife Mistie Dawn Alford and son Luke Clayton Alford of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, two sisters Lyndsie Brooke Allen and husband Rodney, Lauren Rachel Alford and one niece Paige Allen all of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, maternal grandma Ethelene Lindsey and paternal grandparents Amon and Shirley Alford all of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, father and mother-in-law Mike and Tina Brazile of Ponce De Leon, Dawn Nicholson of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, one sister-in-law Mindie Brazile of DeFuniak Springs, Florida and one brother-in-law Mickie Brazile of Freeport, Florida,also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

            Visitation services will be conducted at 6:00~8:00 PM, Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM, Friday, June 27, 2008 at First Baptist Church of DeFuniak Springs, with Reverends Lonnie Wright and Joel Glenn officiating.

            Burial will follow in the Euchee Valley Cemetery. Those asked to serve as pallbearers will be the Walton High School Football Team of 2004. Floral arrangements are being accepted.

 

Photo from Euchee Valley Cemetery, Eucheeanna, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucas Tyler Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Logan, who died the same day. It includes a photo of a family gravestone.

 

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LUCILLE F. TUTEN ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—3 September 2002

 

            Lucile F. Alford, 74, a homemaker, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at home with her family at her side. The service will be at 4 p.m. EDT today at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Perry [Taylor Co.] (584-4149), with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

            A native and lifelong resident of Taylor County, she was the daughter of the late W.W. Tuten and Maggie Cruce Tuten of Shady Grove, where she was born and raised.

            Survivors include a son, Jerry M. Alford of Perry; four daughters, Fran Craft of Anchorage, Alaska, Nell Alford of Palatka, Linda Richards of Perry and Myra Alford of Orlando; two sisters, Ella Mae Clark and Mary Lee Bennett, both of Perry; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 17 May 1928, last residence Perry, Taylor Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Lucille Tuten and Romie Mire Alford, married 1943 in Taylor Co.

 

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LULA NANCY GARRETT ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Monday, 8 January 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Mrs. Lula Nancy Alford, 91, died Saturday [January 6] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.T. Collins, 602 Third St. E. She was a native of Cuthbert, GA, and came here 25 years ago from Darlington. She was a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church and a charter member of the Travelers Rest Primitive Baptist Church in Samson, AL.

            Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Mattie Johnson of De Funiak Springs, Mrs. Ola Warren of Samson, Mrs. Ida Kilcrease of Chancellor, AL, Mrs. Anna Worn and Mrs. Oma James of Bradenton; a brother Joe Garrett of Morgantown, MS, 20 grand-children, 56 great grand-children, 22 great great grand-children and 13 great great great grand-children.      Funeral services will be tomorrow at 2 p m at Shannon Bradenton Chapel with Rev. D.R. Hubbard pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church officering. Burial will be at Manasota Memorial Park.

            Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons. Deacons and officers of the Calvary Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LUTHER HERBERT ALFORD

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Wednesday, 4 May 2011

 

Luther Herbert Alford

 

            L.H. Alford of the Dellwood community, born Sept. 28, 1924, died at home on May 2, 2011, after an extended illness. His faith and hope in God sustained him always.

            Luther spent a lifetime loving a large circle of family and friends. The most fortunate were his wife of nearly 60 years, Iola; and children Shirley Alford Hamilton and husband Samuel of Seattle, Henry Elton Alford and wife Bernice of Grand Ridge, Dale Alford Lockamy and husband George of Spartanburg, S.C., and Connie Alford Steele and husband Steve of Tallahassee.

            His grandchildren are Christopher “Chris” Hamilton and wife Carrie of Cumming, Ga., Chad Hamilton and wife Leigh of Bethesda, Md., Elton Alford and wife Juanita of Grand Ridge, Georgiana Lockamy Hand and husband Roger of Sneads, Kelly Lockamy Edwards and husband Buddy of Marianna, Adam Lockamy of Macon, Ga., Anna Lockamy of Charleston, S.C., Kara Steele Vathis and husband Michael of Crawfordville, and David Steele of Tallahassee. Great-grandchildren are Lydia Ann Hamilton and Henry Hamilton of Bethesda, Md., Clara Ann Hamilton of Cumming, Ga., Sid and Amy Hand of Sneads, and Kyle and Brandon Edwards of Marianna.

            In addition to Covenant Hospice, there are three exceptional people in his life who gave him special care: Kirk Hagin, Nadine Hagin and Joyce Dickerson. Their love and compassion brightened his days and nights. Giving to others and love for his Savior and church were the highlights of his life. Luther was a lifelong and founding member of the Cypress Grove Assembly of God Church, where he served 35 years as secretary-treasurer and played guitar for the choir.

            Luther began his adult life working at the Panama City shipyard during World War II and then at Apalachee Correctional Institution for more than 10 years as a carpentry instructor. He then turned his attention to full-time farming, which was his passion.

            Luther was preceded in death by his parents, Case and Verlie Alford; and four brothers and sisters. One sister, Geneva Myers of Panama City, survives him.

            The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Cypress Grove Assembly of God Church, with the Revs. Wayne Fussell, Dewey Myers and Jack Howell officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, with James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel directing. [James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel 4278 Lafayette St. Marianna, FL 32446 482-2332]

            The family will receive friends, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Cypress Grove Assembly of God Church, 3254 Cypress Grove Road in Grand Ridge.

FAG photo requested 1/14/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luther Herbert Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Sept 1924, last residence Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Iola Hatcher Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Luther Herbert 1924 FL1, Cas/Case 1897 FL2, John Bynum 1859 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1740 VA/NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LYNN A. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—Tuesday, 7 July 2009

 

            Lynn Alford, 87, of Vernon [Washington Co.] died June 27, 2009 at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1922 to Henry and Alice Alford. He married Martha Williams on Aug. 7, 1948. He served 23 years in the U.S. Navy serving in World War II. He and his family traveled to many different destinations and after retiring from the service he took a job at Fort Rucker, Ala. in the Aviation Research Lab. After retiring from Fort Rucker he enjoyed raising cattle, gardening and fishing.

            His parents, and a sister Lenora Ann Alford precede him in death.

            Survivors include his wife of over sixty years Martha Alford of Vernon; sons, Mark Alford of Jacksonville, Glynn Alford of Lynn Haven, Lynn Alford and wife, Deborah of DeFuniak Springs; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

            Services were held, July 1, in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Jeff Cain officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church Cemetery with full military honors with Peel Funeral Home of Bonifay directing.

 

Photos from Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Hinsons Crossroads, Washington Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William May/iMAYges

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lynn A. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Vernon, Washington Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his son Glynn D. Alford in this compilation.

 

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LYNN RUTLEDGE DRANE ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—7 October 2006

 

LIVE OAK [Suwanee Co.], Fla.—Services will be held at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Live Oak for Lynn Alford, 61, of Live Oak, formerly of West Point, who died Oct. 4, 2006, at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville [Alachua Co.], Fla.

            Burial will be in Live Oak Cemetery.

            Survivors include her daughter, Leigh Fernald of Live Oak; a son Dan Drane of Petal; a brother, Bob Rutledge of Mobile, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 311 S. Ohio Ave., Live Oak, Fla. 32064.

            Daniels Funeral Homes Inc. in Live Oak is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MABLE DORIS SNELLING ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Saturday, 9 August 2008

 

WINTER HAVEN—Mable Doris Snelling Alford, age 67 of Winter Haven was pronounced dead Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 9:10PM, Kindred Hospital Bay Area, Tampa from heart failure.

            She was born on October 12, 1940 to Burt and Vera Davis Snelling in Ohatchee, Alabama. She resided most of her life in the Auburndale area and had worked as a Grader for Dundee Packing. She was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed fishing.

            She is survived by her husband, James C. Alford; a daughter, Sue Alford of Lakeland, a son, Steve (Sandy) Alford of Eagle Lake; 2 grandsons, Kyle Alford of Lake Alfred and Brady Gravely of Eagle Lake; 3 brothers: Jimmy, Wayne and Robert; 5 sisters: Deenie, Mary, Sammy, Marie and Judy.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            A memorial service will held Monday, August 11, 2008 at 10:30AM at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 East Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, Florida. Friends and family may visit from 10:00AM until time of service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mable Doris Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Winter Haven, Polk Co., FL.

 

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MAMIE L. ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—21 June 2001

 

BARTOW, FL—Mrs. Mamie Alford, a retired cook, died of circulatory complications June 14, 2001, at Rohr Home in Bartow. She was 107.

            Born in Valdosta, Georgia, on March 15, 1894, Mrs. Alford and her late husband, David Alford, Sr., had three children all of whom preceded her in death.

            Grandchildren, Alma Williams, Carl Mitchell, George Alford, all of Barstow, and John Ammons of Mulberry, survive her.

            Services were held at St. James A.M.E. Church, Bartow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Mamie L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list her birth date as 5 March 1897, last residence Bartow, Polk Co., FL.

 

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MARGARET PAIGE PARKER MOHLER ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 December 2006

 

            Margaret Paige Alford, 55, born February 20, 1951 passed away peacefully on December 8, 2006 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. A graduate of Terry Parker High School, she attended the University of Florida and worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield for over 20 years.

            She is preceded in death by both parents, Margaret Ruth Parker and George Stuart Parker, Sr.

            She is survived by her two sons Christopher Owen Mohler (Erika) and Erick Cole Mohler. She is also survived by two sisters Megan Goeckel (Stan), Tracy Lloyd (Keith), two brothers George Parker, Jr. and Terry Parker (Kim). In addition, she has three nieces, two nephews and a host of family and friends which will truly miss her love and support.

            We will always remember Paige for her devotion, strength, and guidance provided to us throughout her lifetime.

            A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 6pm on Wednesday December 13 at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home 11801, San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32223.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARGIE ALFORD RILEY

 

[She was born, died, and is buried in FL, but we are also including her obituary in Georgia Obituaries because she apparently lived there.]

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—13 May 2010

 

 

            Margie Alford Riley, age 65, of St. Marys, Georgia passed away Monday May 10, 2010 at Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville following a brief illness.

            Margie was born April 30, 1945 in Palatka and was a 1963 graduate from Palatka High School and was Potato Ball Queen. She was a civil service employee for the commissary for several years. Being a Navy wife, she accompanied her husband during duties to Huntsville, Alabama; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Bermuda; Jackson, Tennessee and Kings Bay, Georgia.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lynn Riley USN Retired, her parents, Henry Marvin and Dora Craft Alford and 2 brothers, Bruce Alford and James Alford.

            She is survived by a son, Heath P. Riley, 2 sisters, Marion Strickland and Martha Stevenson and her husband, Walter; 5 brothers, Marvin Alford and his wife, June, Charlie Alford, J.C. Alford, Gene Alford, George Alford and wife Angela and her companion, Jimmy Venturella along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

            Funeral services will be held 11: 00 A.M. Saturday May 15th at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Rev. Gene Maddox officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 600 Zeagler Drive, Palatka, Florida, 32177. Memories and condolences may be sent to the family at www.JohnsonOverturfFunerals.com. Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka is in charge of arrangements. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com.

 

 

Photo from Oak Hill East Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

Photograph taken 3 January 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margie Alford Riley (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Dora Craft Alford; and her brother George Maxwell Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Allen “Poodle” Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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MARGIE MORGAN ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 6 November 2008

 

            Margie M. Alford, 86, of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

            Born March 3, 1922 in Little Rock, Arkansas the daughter of the late Allen and Ida Morgan. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventists Church of Jacksonville. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Alford.

            Survivors include son, Michael Alford; daughter, Joni Burns both of Jacksonville; sisters, Louise Tidwell of Burleson, Texas and Dorothy Joe Uniat of Rocklin, California; grandchildren, Michelle Alford and Joshua Burns; great-granddaughter, Trina Burns.

            Visitation will be held 12 to 2 P.M., Friday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 7, 2008 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Chapel Hills Memory Gardens. Arrangements by Hardage- Giddens Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Road. (904) 641-9755. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margie M. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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MARIA F. ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—24 January 2001

 

LITHIA—Miss Maria F. Alford of Lithia, who has family in Polk City, died Monday (Jan. 22, 2001) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 20.

            Born in Florida on March 7, 1980, she was a lifelong resident. She was a Baptist.

            She is survived by her mother, Mary Pridgen, Polk City; father, Delton Alford, Stella, Mo.; brothers, Seth Alford and Elon Alford, both of Stella; sisters, Stacie Alford and Stephanie Alford, both of Lithia; maternal grandparents, Leonard and Inez Hunter, Lithia; paternal grandparents, Delton and Florence Alford, Stella; great-grandmother, Phyllis Dillow.

            Visitation will be 6 to 8 tonight at Hopewell Funeral Home, Plant City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Welcome Baptist Church.

 

Photo from Welcome Baptist Church Cemetery, Lithia, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawler Family

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Maria F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list her death date as 21 Jan 2001, last residence Polk City, Polk Co., FL.

 

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MARION HAZEL REICH ALFORD

 

WAUSAU DAILY HERALD

Wausau, WI—Tuesday, 6 January 2009

 

            Marion Hazel Alford, 90, of Clewiston [Hendry Co.], Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, in Clewiston.

            She was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Wausau, to the late Alfred Reich and the late Hazel (Noland) Reich. Marion was a resident of Clewiston since 1984, and is a former resident of Wausau.

            She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Cloverbelt Cooperative Services while in Wausau. Marion was a member of First United Methodist Church in Clewiston.

            Survivors include her son, Kenneth Alford of Clewiston; brother, John Reich of Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; and sisters, Ruth Ziebell of Marietta, Ga., and Elizabeth Douville of Bend, Ore.

            Services for Marion were private. Memorial donations can be made to Hendry Regional Medical Center Foundation, 544 W. Sugarland Highway, Clewiston FL 33440. Arrangements by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, Clewiston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion Hazel Alford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Clewiston, Hendry Co., FL.

 

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MARTHA ALFORD ARMSTRONG MCCRACKEN

 

PALM BEACH POST

Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Tuesday, 19 October 1999

 

            Martha Alford McCracken passed away at her home on Monday, October 18, 1999.

            She is survived by her son John Hord (Dorinda B.) Armstrong III of St. Louis, MO; Grandchildren, Hillary Armstrong Cooper of Charlotte, NC, Leslie Armstrong Culbertson of Charlotte, NC and Courtney Steele Armstrong of Chicago, IL.

            A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 21, 1999 at 3:30 PM at First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, 33 Gleason Street, Delray Beach. Private burial services will be held. Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, Delray Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha A. McCracken (SS# issued in KY) was born 22 Apr 1914, last residence Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

 

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MARTIN ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Sunday, 2 September 2007

 

            Alford, Martin, 47, died August 14, 2007. Morning Glory Chapel of St. Petersburg, Fla. (727) 323-8132.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martin Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 March 1960, last residence Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL.

 

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MARVIN FLOYD ALFORD

Husband of Juanita Shepherd Alford, AAFA #0382

Brother of Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011; Sarah Beatrice Alford Parramore, AAFA #0158; Louise Grace Alford Ekin, AAFA #0177; and Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

 

Written by Lodwick Alford, compiled from unknown sources, probably including:

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—_____ March 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

            Marvin Floyd Alford of Jacksonville FL, died March 22, 1989, in that city. Marvin was a native of Parkerville, Worth County, GA, and was born on December 10, 1921. He was a son of William Leorus Haywood and Lucy Melvina Overby Alford.

            Marvin Alford was a Navy veteran of World War II, and his profession was that of a Master Mechanic and welder. He was engaged most of his professional life in business in Jacksonville. He was a member of the Methodist Church and was a devoted family man.

            Marvin married Juanita Shepherd on July 26, 1941, in MacClenny, Baker County, FL. He is survived by his widow, three children, Marvin Floyd Alford, Jr. of Jacksonville, Donald Hoyle Alford of Jacksonville, and Patricia Annette Alford Masters of Savannah, GA.

            Interment was at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Orange Park, FL.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marvin F. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his son Donald Doyle Alford; and his brother Walter Hoyle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Sarah Beatrice Alford Parramore; and his sister-in-law Flora Bell King Alford, AAFA #0517, in Georgia Obituaries.

            Marvin’s wife, Juanita Shepherd Alford, joined AAFA after her husband died.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Marvin Floyd 1921 GA1, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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MARVIN LEONARD ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—8 November 2011

 

            Marvin Leonard Alford, 75, Live Oak passed away Sat 11/5/2011 in Shands at U.F. Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Live Oak and Branford, FL in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory

Live Oak, FL—______ November 2011

 

            Rev. Marvin Leonard “Tommy” Alford, Sr., 75, Live Oak, Fl passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2011 after a long illness. The life long resident of Suwannee County retired from W.S. Badcock Furniture in Mulberry, Fl after 20 years, was a Baptist Minister for 37 years and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church in Dowling Park, Fl.

            He is survived by his wife of 55 years: Reba Alford, Live Oak, Fl; two daughters: Mary Ann Gamble, Live Oak, Fl, Barbara Sue Roberts, Abbeville, Al; two sons: Marvin Leonard Alford, Jr., Lakeland, Fl, David Alford, Live Oak, Fl; one brother: Herbert Alford, Lakeland, Fl; seven grandchildren: Jerry, Eric, Matthew, David, Dustin, Sommer, Haley; three great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Preston & Paisley.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

            Services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, November 8th at Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. James Carrier officiating. Interment will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, November 7th from 6:00-8:00 pm at Daniels Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 Oct 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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MARY BEAUCHAMP SINGLETARY ALFORD

Mother of Roberta Sue Alford Folds, AAFA #0049

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—25 January 1988

 

GRAND RIDGE—Mary Singletary Alford, 89, a lifelong resident of Grand Ridge, died on Sunday at Calhoun General Hospital in Blountstown. The service was held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Grand Ridge, where she was a member. Burial was at the church cemetery.

            Survivors include a son, Eugene Alford of Grand Ridge; two daughters, Mattie Lou Dellinger of Nokomis and Roberta Folds of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

 

Photos from Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 June 1898, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her daughter, Mattie Lou Alford Dellinger, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Roberta Sue Alford Folds in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Claude Lamar 1895 FL1, Walton “Buddy” 1862 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY D. ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Thursday13 July 1989

 

            Alford, Mary D., 83, of West Palm Beach, died Wednesday [July 12]. Service pending. Dorsey Funeral Home, Lake Worth.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary D. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 17 March 1906, last residence West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH O’DONOVAN ALFORD

 

Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Frank

Photo from Oak Lawn Funeral Home

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 23 February 2010

 

Mary Elizabeth O’Donovan Alford

1928–2010

 

            Our beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Elizabeth, 81, went to her heavenly home late Friday night peacefully, February 19 after three years suffering from Alzheimer’s. We thank God for her life, her love of life, and we feel honored and blessed to have been able to enjoy her for so long. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, the beach, and taking care of her family! She worked at K-Mart, Mobile Hwy. for 15 years and was a homemaker. She was a devoted Catholic and a long time member of Saint Anne’s Catholic Church of Bellview.

            Elizabeth was born December 24, 1928 in Pensacola to her parents Leonard O’Donovan and Florence Smith O’Donovan.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Frank J. Alford; son, Frank J. Alford, Jr. (Sonny); her siblings, Leonard O’Donovan, Rubin O’Donovan, Moline Torrey, Cora McElroy, Florence Merrigan and Catherine Ryan.

            Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Catherine Ann (Robert) Hurrell; her son, Timothy Edward (Cindy) Alford; her brother, John O’Donovan, all of Pensacola; her grandchildren, Jason (Tonya) Hurrell of Ft. Riley, KS, Heather (Bill) Varis of Tampa, FL, David (Ivana) Hurrell of Ft. Monmouth, NJ; and her great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Tina and Peter James Varis of Tampa, FL, Mia and Lukas Hurrell of Ft. Monmouth, NJ and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family wishes to thank Ashbury Place Alzheimer Unit’s staff and Covenant Hospice for their loving care given to our mom!

            Visitation will be at Oak Lawn Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Funeral Mass will be St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Saufley Field Road, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010 with Father John Licari officiating. Asked to serve as pallbearers are Kevin O’Donovan, Paul Wragg, Mark Zelius, Rick Falzone, Camren Fuqua and Greg Ward.

            Interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

            Condolences may be sent to www.oaklawnfunerals.com

 

Photo from Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank Joseph Alford, in this compilation.

            The funeral home has many photos of Elizabeth and her family.

 

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MARY ETHEL ALFORD HOLMES

Sister of Robert Sherwood Alford, AAFA #0509

 

LAKELAND TIMES

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 12 July 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

LAKELAND—Mrs. Mary Ethel “Boots” Holmes of Lakeland died Monday (July 12, 1993) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. She was 70.

            Born in Parkersville, Ga., on March 7, 1923, she was a lifetime resident of the area. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lakeland.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Holmes, Lakeland; son, Raymond Holmes, Lakeland; daughters, Carol Medders and Ruth Canup, both of Lakeland; brother, Robert Alford, Lakeland; sisters, Polly Lobdell, Sue Lobdell and Renna Campbell, all of Lakeland; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Services will be at 2 this afternoon at Heath Funeral Home, 328 S. Ingraham Ave. Lakeland.

 

In another article:

 

Mary’s uncle Lodwick Alford, AAFA #0011, wrote this expanded obituary:

 

            Mrs. Mary Ethel Alford Holmes of Lakeland, Polk County, Florida died Monday 12 July, 1993 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Interment was at Fitzgerald Cemetery in Lakeland on Thursday 15 July, 1993.

            Mary Ethel Alford was born 7 March, 1923 in Parkerville, Worth County, Georgia, the daughter of Dewey Leorus and Mary Ethel Humphreys Alford. As an infant her parents moved to Lakeland and she was thereafter a lifelong resident of the area. She first married Clyde Eason on 6 July, 1942 and (2) Robert Erwin Holmes on 14 July, 1949 in Moulrie, Colquit County, Georgia.

            Mary Ethel was known to her children as a tender, loving and caring mother. but to her siblings, other relatives and close friends she was lovingly known as “Boots”. She had a friendly, outgoing personality and was keenly interested in her forbears. She rarely missed an Alford Family reunion held in April every year in Sylvester, Worth County, Georgia in memory of her grandparents William Leorus Haywood and Eleanor Frances Norris Alford. Her ancestry can be traced back to one of the earliest known Alfords in this country, James, Sr. born circa 1687 in New Kent County, Virginia.

            Mary Ethel Alford Holmes was a marvelous homemaker and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Lakeland.

            She is survived by her husband Robert E. Holmes, a son Raymond Holmes, two daughters Carole Holmes Medders, and Ruth Canup; a brother Robert S. Alford; sisters Renna Juanita Campbell, Dorothy Adella Lobdell and Hilda Jeanette Lobdell all of Lakeland; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary E. Holmes (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother Robert Sherwood Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Ethel 1923 FL1, Dewey Leorus 1898 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 GA3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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MARY ETTA BELL ALFORD

Grandmother of William Reginald Alford, AAFA #0211

 

Source unknown [from Ed’s Family Tree, Obituaries A], but probably:

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—_____ May 1978

 

Alford, Mary Etta (Bell)

Aug 14, 1896 - May 11, 1978

 

            Etta Bell Alford, 81, of 1619 East Mallory St., died Thursday at a hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was a native and lifelong resident of Pensacola. She was a member of the Sacred heart Cathedral.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mary Etta Hagensick of Gulf Breeze and Leah Coursen of Pensacola; three sons, J.E. Alford, John S. Alford and Frank J. Alford, all of Pensacola; a brother S.R. Bell of Pensacola, 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral Mass will be celebrated noon Friday from the Sacred Heart Cathedral….

            Burial will be in the Barrancas National Cemetery with Fisher Pou Funeral Service directing….

            Active pallbearers will be Elmer Laird, Louis Seger, Raymond Bell, A.S. Borgensen, Victor Henken and L.E. Torrey.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Edward Knight, Dr. James Bell, Red Warren, Sam McMurrian, Hilda Myers and Agnes Dubisson….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ May 1978) dates of Etta Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her sons Frank Joseph Alford and John Sidney Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Elijah 1886 AL1, Charles N. 1862 AL2, Julius 1836 GA3, Axiom 1811 GA4, Needham 1785 NC5.

 

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MARY EULALIE ALFRED

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—23 March 2004

 

1918 – 2004

 

            Mary E. Alfred, 85, a native and life long resident of Pensacola, died Sunday March 21, 2004.

            Mary was a member of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a member of the Sanctuary Society and the Burse Club.

            Her parents, William W. and Rita Marie Alfred and brothers, Walton and Bernard Alfred predeceased Mary.

            Ms. Alfred is survived by sisters; Mary Johansen, Rita Reynolds and Alma Moore (Ronald), brothers, William T. Alfred (Pat) and James J. Alfred. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other loved family members.

            The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00pm Wednesday March 24, 2004 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, with Msgr. Michael Reed serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

            Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

            Friends may visit with the family from 5-7pm Tuesday March 23, 2004 at the Funeral Home. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:00pm.

            Pallbearers for Ms. Alfred will be her nephews.

            For those who prefer, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to St. Vincent De Paul Society, 2200 W. Desoto St. Pensacola, FL 32505.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 Apr 1918, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her brother James Jourdan Alfred in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone, which provides her middle name.

 

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MARY EVELYN SISK SMITH ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 28 December 1990

 

            Mary Evelyn Alford, 69, of Tampa died Tuesday [December 25] at University Community Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of the Tampa Bay area, she was a retired bookkeeper and a Protestant.

            She is survived by one son, James Robert Smith of Orlando; one daughter, Sandra J. Kearly of Rockwell, N.C.; her mother, Beulah Sisk of Tampa; one sister, Emily Smith of Tampa; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. National Cremation Society of Tampa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Mary Evelyn Alford, born 17 Oct 1921, died 25 Dec 1990 in Hillsborough Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ernest S. Alford Jr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARY GREGG ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 3 January 1990

 

GRAND RIDGE—Mary G. Alford, 81, of Grand Ridge, died Monday [January 1] in Jackson Hospital. Services were held at the Shady Grove Baptist Church with burial at the Shady Grove Cemetery.

            A native of Jackson County, Mary was a homemaker and a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Nada Merle Basford and Lola Nell Roberts, both of Grand Ridge, five brothers, Albert Gregg, Willard Gregg, Howell Gregg, all of Grand Ridge, Everett Gregg of Marianna, and Herman Gregg of Tallahassee, two sisters, Callie Moneyham and Eleanor Edenfield, both of Grand Ridge, six grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary G. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 Jan 1908, last residence Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL.

 

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MARY HINKLE ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—4 November 1988

 

ST. PETERSBURG—Mary Hinkle Alford, 77, “an excellent volunteer” for several years at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic and a former chairman of volunteers for the South Pinellas Chapter of the American Red Cross, died Tuesday (Nov. 1, 1988) in a traffic accident in Seminole.

            Mrs. Alford, formerly of St. Petersburg, was fatally injured in a two-car collision in front of The Gardens condominium complex, 8039 Garden Drive, Seminole, where she lived. The driver of the other car, Rose Zwitch, 57, of Largo, was hospitalized at Bayfront Medical Center.

            Soon after moving to St. Petersburg in 1978 from South Bend, Ind., where she had been active in Red Cross work for 10 years, Mrs. Alford quickly made her experience available to the local chapter.

            “She became our savior,” chapter manager Ernie Sanchez said Thursday. She arrived just as the chapter was emphasizing volunteer work. Although her earlier efforts with the Red Cross in Indiana touched mostly on services, the local Red Cross found her other skills invaluable, Sanchez said.

            “You need some people who can provide some administrative and managerial leadership,” he said. “That’s what she did for us.”

            After two years as chairman of volunteers and then chairman of the Volunteer Personnel Committee, she was appointed chairman of Disaster Volunteers in 1984 - just in time for Hurricane Elena the following year.

            When the hurricane forced the evacuation of thousands into South Pinellas shelters, Mrs. Alford was the first volunteer called in by Sanchez.

            During a 55-hour crisis, she alerted people who had agreed to serve during disasters, then went after new volunteers, eventually turning to professional nursing organizations to beg for more help. When the crisis was over, her work was still not done: She had to send out letters thanking those who had helped.

            For her work the chapter board of directors in November 1985 presented her with a marble and bronze plaque and passed a resolution of its appreciation.

            After moving to Seminole in 1986, Mrs. Alford cut back on her Red Cross work, but still found time to spend a day a week at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.

            “She was a terrific lady - very competent,” said Martha Smith, who is in charge of the medical clinic. “She was a receptionist. People with needs would come in, and she would help them. She was very good with that. She treated people with such dignity. She never raised her voice. She was an excellent volunteer.”

            Mrs. Alford was born in Elkhart, Ind., and was a winter resident of St. Petersburg from 1928 to 1931. A teen-ager at the time, she enrolled at St. Petersburg Junior College, studied biology, and returned to her Indiana home to marry and raise a family and pursue a career as a medical technologist. But volunteering played a major role in her life.

            In addition to working as a volunteer for the Red Cross in South Bend, she initiated the Reading for the Blind-Dyslexiac Service.

            Locally, she served as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Largo Library.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, St. Petersburg.

            Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen E. Alford, Largo; and two sons, Timothy J., Ardmore, Pa., and Patrick L., Griffin, Ga.

            Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 M.L. King (Ninth) St. N. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 7851 54th Ave. N. Final services and burial will be in South Bend.

            The family suggested memorial contributions to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic or the American Red Cross.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Mary Hinkle Alford, born 6 Aug 1911, died 1 Nov 1988 in Pinellas Co.

 

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MARY LOU ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—26 December 1984

 

            Alford, Mary Lou, 50, of Miami. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church of Perrine, Alligood-Carroll Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Photographer Jayne inactive as of 14 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Nov 1934 and died _____ Dec 1984, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

 

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MARY LULA ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Saturday, 11 December 2004

 

            Retired U.S. Air Force Major Mary L. Alford, 98, of Riverview, passed away at Hospice House, Sun City Center, December 9, 2004. Major Alford was born in Grand Ridge, Jackson County, Fla., and was a registered nurse during World War II. She was of the Nazarene faith.

            Preceded in death by her nephew, J.O. Smith Jr., she is survived by nephews and nieces, Gerald P. Smith, Donald H. Smith, Robert L. Smith, Calvin W. Parrish, Betty Lou Irby, Jeanette Crawford, Ann Hunt and Thomas C. Alford.

            Services will be conducted 10 a.m., Monday December 13, 2004, at Stowers Brandon Chapel…. Interment to follow 12:30 p.m. at Florida National Cemetery with full military honors by MacDill Air Force Base. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LifePath Hospice in her memory.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 Nov 1906, last residence Riverview, Hillsborough Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Lula 1906 FL1, Henry Clay 1872 FL2, Wiley Walton 1811 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY M. CONYERS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—18 March 2001

 

            Mary M. Alford, 75 passed away March 16, 2001. She was a native of Brooklyn, NY and had resided in the Jacksonville area for 52 years. She was retired from Barnett Bank and a member of Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

            She is survived by her three sons, Philip Alford (Lynn), Michael Alford (Deborah) and John Alford (Melissa), cousin W. Gregory Conyers, and five grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held10 AM Tuesday, March 20, 2001 in the chapel of Town & country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Interment will be held at 2 PM Tuesday at Oak Grove Cemetery in Columbia Co….

 

 

Inscription reads Mack Dewey Alford son of Riley R and Georgia Hines Alford.

Photos from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Ron Baughn - wilbaughn@gmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 Nov 1925, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Mack Dewey 1922 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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MARY PATRICIA “PAT” MATHIS MCCOMBS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 8 February 2004

 

            Mary Patricia McCombs Alford, 74, born July 7, 1929 in Jacksonville, FL passed away Friday, February 6, 2004.

            Pat was an active member of the Martha Reid Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy for several years and was proud to serve 2 years as President. During her presidency, Pat spent countless hours of her time working with U.S. Veterans residing at Riverwood Center Nursing Home. She was a member of the Society of Southern Dames of America and the American Genealogical Society. She was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church.

            Her friends and family will remember her for her spontaneity, creativity and her spirited outlook on life. She will be sorely missed.

            Preceded in death by her sister, Edith Merthens, she is survived by 4 children: Pamela Grace McCombs O’Neal (Van); Paul Raymond McCombs, III (Carla); George Chipley “Chip” McCombs; Melody Susanne Beers (Tony); and 6 grandchildren: Ginia Patrice Johnson (Scott); Tara O’Steen Mebane (Mark); Paul Raymond “Beau” McCombs, IV; Stephanie Rae McCombs; Meghunn Elizabeth Hayes; and Aren Parker Beers; sister, Frances Sheppard.

            The family will receive visitors Thursday, February 12, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4315 Main St. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Hardage-Giddens Chapel with interment immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com.

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from spirit dust - chantel@spirit-dust.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Samuel Jackson Alford Jr. and Mary Patricia Mathis/Mary Patricia McCombs (2 records) married 20 Apr 1975 in Duval Co. They were divorced in 1978.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Samuel Jackson Alford Jr., AAFA #0378, in this compilation.

 

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MARY SLOAN ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—13 May 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Mrs. Mary Sloan Alford, 77, died at a local rest home Friday night. She came here 55 years ago from Louisville, MS, and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband Andy H. Alford and three brothers, Grover Sloan and Will Sloan of Louisville, MS., and Hub Sloan of Bruton, AL.

            Services will be at Edward’s Chapel, Sunday at 2:30 p m., the Rev. Jesse Joiner officiating. Interment will be at Ellenton Community Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Andrew H. “Tom” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY THOMAS HUTCHINSON ALFORD

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—5 April 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1995

 

            Mary Thomas Alford died Wednesday, March 30, 1994.

            She was a native of Providence, Rhode Island, and was visiting California at the time of her death.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William R. Alford, earlier this year, and is survived by 1 son, James E. Alford; 1 daughter, Mary Carroll; 3 grandchildren; 2 brothers; and 4 sisters.

            Funeral Services will be Wed. at 11 a.m. graveside in South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson, with Dr. Jerry Powers, officiating. Friends may call at Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd., Tuesday from 5 until 7 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary T. Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 24 June 1924, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Rayford Alford, in this compilation.

            California Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry.com) lists Mary Thomas Alford, born 24 June 1924 in RI, died 30 March 1994 in San Joaquin Co., CA. Her maiden name was Hutchinson, and her mother’s maiden name was Taylor.

 

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MARYDEL SMITH ALFORD

Wife of Earl Johnston Alford, Jr., AAFA #0518

 

ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD

St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL—Sunday, 3 August 2003

 

            Marydel Alford, 76, of St. Augustine, died August 2, 2003, at Mariner Health Care Center. She was a native of St. Augustine and worked as a media specialist for the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. She was a member of the Ancient City Baptist Church.

            Services: Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Craig Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Rice, pastor for Ancient City Baptist Church officiating.

            Survivors: Her husband, Earl J. Alford Jr.; daughters, Lynn Gibson and Patricia Hubbard, all of St. Augustine.

            In charge: Craig Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marydel S. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 31 Jan 1927, last residence St. Augustine, St. Johns Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Earl Johnston Alford Jr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MATTIE LOU ALFORD DELLINGER

Sister of Roberta Sue Alford Folds, AAFA #0049

 

THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—22 March 2003

 

NOKOMIS—Lou A. Dellinger, 77, Nokomis, died on March 21, 2003. No services were scheduled. Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home was in charge.

            She was born on September 10, 1925, in Jackson County and came to Nokomis in 1984 from Durham, North Carolina. She was a staff dietitian at Duke University Hospital and Orange Memorial Hospital in Orlando. She was a graduate of Florida State College for Women.

            Survivors include her husband of 50 years, David; daughter, Dianne Casper of Seattle; son, David of Santa Barbara, California; sister, Roberta Folds of Atlanta; brother Eugene Alford of Grand Ridge; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Mary Beauchamp Singletary Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Roberta Sue Alford Folds in Georgia Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Mattie Lou 1925 FL1, Claude Lamar 1895 FL2, Walton “Buddy” 1862 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1740 VA/NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MAURICE DEWEY ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Wednesday, 25 September 2002

 

DADE CITY [Pasco Co.]—Mr. M. Dewey Alford of Dade City, who has family in Polk County, died of a heart attack Sunday (Sept. 22, 2002) in Lakeland. He was 67.

            Born in Dade City on Aug. 24, 1935, he was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a fruit procurement manager for Citrosuco North America Inc. in Lake Wales. He formerly owned and operated Standard Oil stations in Dade City.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Sandy Alford; daughters, Tiffany Alford and Tara A. Roenicke, both of Dade City, and Rhonda Alford, Lakeland; son, M. Dewey Alford Jr., Dade City; brother, Gene Alford, Dade City; and four grandchildren.

            Services will be at 11 this morning at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Dade City.

            Hodges Family Funeral Home, Dade City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates for Maurice D. Alford (SS# issued in FL).

            See the obituary of his son George Benjamin Alford in this compilation.

 

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MAURICE LLOYD ALFORD

Father of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

[Maurice died in FL, but we are also publishing his obituary in New York Obituaries because of his close ties to NY.]

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Tuesday, 11 February 2003

 

LAKE PLACID—Maurice L. Alford, 76, died on Jan. 2, 2003, at the Jacaranda Rest Home in Saint Petersburg, Fla.

            He was born on April 2, 1926, in Lake Placid, N.Y., the son of B. McClure and Beatrice (La Grave) Alford.

            Maurice was a veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the Army Air Corp.

            A graduate of Lake Placid High School and St. Lawrence University, he pursued a successful insurance career in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was active in community affairs.

            His most favored past-time was officiating with close friends in the timing booth at the original bob run at Mt. Van Hoevenburg. The 1980 LPOOC, recognizing this dedication and his significant contributions as a pioneer record setting speed skater in the 1930’s, allowed him honorary status as Official Timer (Bob run) during the 1990 Olympic Games.

            He is survived by five children; five grandchildren; two brothers, Reginald of Lake City, Fla., and Malcolm of Lake Placid.

            He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marilyn Traynor of West Chazy; and a daughter Melaney Alford, also of West Chazy.

            Internment in the North Elba Cemetery will be arranged at a later date by the M.B. Clark Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maurice L. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his sister-in-law Flora M. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, B. McClure Alford in New York Obituaries.

            His lineage: Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY1, B. McClure 1903 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Ruel 1838 NY4, Rufus 1812 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10.

 

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MAX DARRELL ALFORD

 

STUART NEWS

Stuart, Martin Co., FL—Saturday, 28 June 2008

 

            Max Darrell Alford, 67, died May 9, 2008, at Martin Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Thomasville, Colo., and lived in Indiantown. He was a self-taught classical and jazz guitarist.

            Survivors include his children, Christine, Paul, and Jaelle; and three grandchildren.

            SERVICES: The memorial service will be in Clewiston at a later date. For information, contact Paul Alford at salporin1@q.com. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home Treasure Coast Chapel.

 

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PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—Sunday, 6 July 2008

 

 

            Max Darrell Alford passed away on May 9, 2008. Max was an inquisitive person with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. He shunned television for books, enjoyed photography and, most of all, music. He was a self- taught classical and jazz guitarist with a grasp of music theory that would rival most professionally educated musicians. Often at odds with normalcy and routine, he lived a near ascetic life. In the end, he had attained a sense of fulfillment doing what he loved, playing and teaching guitar. For those that knew him, he could best be described in three ways: musician, Toadsucker, student...of life.

            He is survived by his three children, Christine, Paul, and Jaelle, and three grandchildren, Sydney, Fox, and Cordelia.

            The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd in Clewiston. For memorial service information, contact Paul Alford at salpo rin1@q.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Max D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 24 Feb 1941, last residence Hobe Sound, Martin Co., FL.

            North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com) lists Max Darrell Alford born 24 Feb 1941, in Thomasville, Davidson Co., father John W. Alford.

            FL Marriages lists Max D. Alford and Tawn Hennings married _____ May 1967 in Dade Co.

            FL Divorces lists Max Darrell Alford and Tawn divorced 30 June 1976 in Broward Co.

            FL Marriages lists Max Darrell Alford and Chieko Ann Thompson married 24 March 1984 in Martin Co.

            FL Divorces lists Max Darrell Alford and Chieko divorced 4 March 1993 in Palm Beach Co.

            His lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: Max Darrell 1941 NC1, James Webster 1918 NC2, James Wilson 1896 NC3, James Madison 1853 NC4, James Sydney 1833 NC5, Greenberry 1787 NC6.

 

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MELVIN ALFORD, JR.

 

GEORGE COUNTY TIMES

Lucedale, George Co., MS—Thursday, 4 August 1994

 

            Funeral rites for Melvin Alford, Jr. 44, of Pace [Santa Rosa Co.], FL, were held August 3, 1994, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah United Pentecostal Church [George Co., MS].

            He was a native of Mobile, AL, an Army Veteran, and was employed by Escambia County Utility Authority as a diesel mechanic. He died July 31, 1994 at Santa Rosa Medical Center.

            He is survived by a daughter, Stephanie Lynn Alford, of Cantonement, FL; his mother, Pearl Alford of Lucedale; four brothers, John Alford and Larry Alford, both of Mobile, AL, Marshall Alford of Amarillo, TX, and Johnny Lee Alford of Pace, FL; and five sisters, Melrae Luebner of Portland, OR, Vivian Ingram of Pensacola, FL; Charlene Patrick and Judy Alford, both of Lucedale; and Joyce Gray of Vinegar Bend, AL; and uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

            .... Interment was in the Alford Cemetery in Lucedale with Freeman Funeral Home of Leakesville in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Melvin Alford born 16 Nov 1949, died 31 July 1994 in Santa Rosa Co.

 

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MELVIN EUGENE “GENE” ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—6 January 2011

 

            Alford, M.E. “Gene,” 71, of Dade City, Fla., passed away Monday, January 3, 2011. He was born October 15, 1939, in Dade City to George W. and Glady Boyakin Alford. He owned and operated George and Gladys’ Bar-B-Que for 53 years.

            He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Martha “Flo” Alford; three sons, Randy and Peggy Alford, Terry and Donna Alford and Larry Alford; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Sandy and Barbara Alford. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Gladys Alford; two brothers, Jimmy and Dewey Alford; and a grandson, Jason Alford.

            Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at the 5th Street Chapel of Hodges Family Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for viewing from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in his memory to the Lighthouse Ministries of Dade City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melvin Eugene Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Dade City, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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MELVINA T. ALFRED

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Wednesday, 21 March 2007

 

            Alfred, Melvina T., 74, of Lauderdale Lakes, FL passed away on March 15, 2007. McWhite’s Funeral Home, Ft. Lauderdale.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melvina T. Alfred (SS# issued in NJ) was born24 Dec 1932 , last residence Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL.

 

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MICHELLE LYNN SHAW ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Saturday, 6 May 1995

 

            Michelle Lynn Alford, 23, of Blountstown died Friday [May 5] near Youngstown. Service arrangements are incomplete.

            She was a lifelong resident of Blountstown [Calhoun Co.].

            She is survived by two sons, Mathew Alford and Brandon Alford, both of Blountstown; her father, Wayne Shaw of California; her mother, Dede Shaw of Clarksville; five brothers, Mike Shaw and Steve Shaw, both of Blountstown, Kenneth Shaw and Shaun Shaw, both of Clarksville; and Tom Shaw of California; a sister, Kelly Shaw of Clarksville; and a grandmother, Kathryn Fant of Clarksville.

            (Adams Funeral Home in Blountstown, 904-674-5449.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michelle L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 10 June 1970, last residence not listed.

            FL Marriages lists Michele Lynn Shaw and Sam Sterling Alford married 30 July 1987 in Calhoun Co.

 

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MILDRED DOUGLAS HALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday, 19 December 2009

 

 

            Mrs. Mildred Halford, 93, passed away peacefully December 15, 2009. She was a native of Fort Mead, Florida. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

            She is preceded in death by her late husband, William Leroy Halford.

            She is survived by her loving family; Harold Cartrett, Marie Contos- Caddell, Ruth Halford, Gloria Kimball, Nancy Dillion (Bob), Byron Halford, and Wendell Halford, 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Halford will be held at 2pm, Sunday, December 20, 2009 in the chapel at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 5753 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32244 Viewing will be held at the chapel December 19, 2009 from 10am-12pm.

            Her family wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Haven Hospice of Palatka, Florida for such loving care and compassion. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park, 7242 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32205

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred Douglas Halford (SS# issued in SC) was born 24 Nov 1916, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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MILDRED I. SUTTON ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Sunday, 15 June 1997

 

            Mildred Sutton Alford, 95, of Tallahassee died Friday [June 13] of natural causes.

            The service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, with burial at Culley’s MeadowWood Memorial Park (893-4177). Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, 1700 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee 32303.

            A native of Mason County, Ill, she had lived in Tallahassee for 20 years. She had worked in the banking industry and was a hospital volunteer. She was a member of Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church.

            She is survived by three sons, Dr. John Alford and Dr. Donald Alford, both of Tallahassee, and Dr. Stanley Alford of Sherman, Texas; a brother, Donald Sutton of Naples; a sister, Gladys Clifton of Mesa, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred I. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 14 May 1902, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

 

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MILLICENT E. “MICKEY” HOLFORD

 

PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—12 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Millicent “Mickey” Holford, 67, of Vero Beach, died July 9, 1998, at Indian River Memorial Hospital after a prolonged illness.

             Mrs. Holford was born Aug 2, 1930 in Los Angles and moved to Vero Beach nine years ago from Tampa.

             Mrs. Holford was a housewife and a Presbyterian.

             Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Jay; two sons, John M. Holford of Memphis, TN., and James A Holford of Palm Bay FL; three daughters, Sandra J Vandever, of McAllen, TX; Teressa L Ware, of Ojai CA; and Jennifer A. Holford, of Los Osos, CA; and two grandchildren.

             At the family’s request there will be no repose or visitation.

             A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cox-Gifford Funeral Home Chapel, Vero beach....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth birth of Millicent E. Holford (SS# issued in CA) but list her death date as 15 July 1998, last residence Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL.

 

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MINNIE LEE WATSON ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 August 2009

 

QUINCY—Minnie Lee Alford, 83, died Sunday, August 23, 2009. The graveside service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Antioch Cemetery in Wetumpka Community. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 105 Jackson St., Quincy, FL 32351. Independent Funeral Home in Quincy (850-875-1529) is handling arrangements.

            A native of Jacksonville, she had lived in Gadsden County for many years.

            Survivors include a son, Thomas Alford (wife Christine); granddaughters, Lisa Guancial and Leann Alford; and great-grandson Marcus Guancial, all of Quincy.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Coy Alford, and a son, Lonzo Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Minnie Lee Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 28 Nov 1925, last residence Quincy, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Coy Thomas Alford; and son Lonzo Jarrell Alford in this compilation.

 

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MOLLY ESTELLE CASON LEE ALFORD

 

CHRISTIAN BAPTIST

Atwood, Carroll Co., TN—20 January 1985

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Our hearts are made sad by the passing of our dear sister in Christ, Sister Molly Estelle Lee Alford, who died on December 1, 1984, at a hospital in Ormand Beach, Florida, following a heart attack.

            She was born on March 20, 1913, at Fort Drum, Okeechobee County, Florida, and moved to Ft. Pierce, Florida, thirty-five years ago. On April 19, 1958, Sister Alford was received into the full fellowship of Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church of Fort Pierce, presenting a letter of dismission from Okeechobee Primitive Baptist Church.

            Sister Alford leaves to mourn her two sons, Arthur Lee of Greenwood, South Carolina, and Donald Lee of Fort Pierce; a brother, Raymond Cason of Vero Beach; a sister, Levonia Hillis of Fort Drum; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            The funeral service was conducted by her pastor, Elder Donald McCullers, and she was laid to rest in Fort Pierce Cemetery to await the coming of her Savior.

            May a copy of this memorial be spread upon the church record, a copy be given to Sister Alford’s family, and a copy be sent to a Primitive Baptist paper for publication.

 

            Written in love,

            Sister Lewel Lindsey

            Sister Dessie Thomas

            Hopewell Church Committee

            Elder Donald McCullers, Pastor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1984) dates of Estelle Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Estelle Alford, born 20 March 1913, died 1 Dec 1984 in Volusia Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Estelle Cason and Lynn K. Lee married 1930 in Okeechobee Co.

            FL Divorces lists Lynn K. Lee and Estelle M. Lee divorced _____ Dec 1960 in Brevard Co.

 

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MYRTICE ALMA ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Thursday, 19 June 1997

 

            Myrtice Alma Alford, 78, of Blountstown died Wednesday [June 18].

            The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) Friday at Peavy Funeral Home in Blountstown (904-674-2266), with burial at Edenfield Cemetery near Altha. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            A lifelong resident of Calhoun County, she was a homemaker and a Protestant.

            She is survived by her husband, James Alford of Blountstown; a son, Jimmy Porter of Frink; and a grandson, Zachary Porter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtice A. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 Feb 1919, last residence Blountstown, Calhoun Co., FL.

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

 

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MYRTLE CAPLE ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—1 April 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Myrtle Alford, 78, formerly of Louisville [KY], died March 25 in Stuart [Martin Co.], Fla. She was the former Myrtle Caple and a native of South Park.

            Survivors: her husband, Charles Alford; and two sisters, Mary Louise Grant of Columbus, Ohio, and Pauline Musselman.

            Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday, Arch L. Heady Southern Funeral Home, 3601 Taylor Blvd. Burial: Mount Holly Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtle C. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 8 Dec 1915, last residence Pontiac, Oakland Co., MI [?].

            FL Deaths lists Myrtle Alford born 8 Dec 1915, died 25 March 1994 in Martin Co.

 

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NADA MERLE ALFORD BASFORD

Cousin of Roberta Sue Alford Folds, AAFA #0049

 

JACKSON COUNTY FLORIDAN

Marianna, Jackson Co., FL—Tuesday, 6 February 2007

 

            Nada Merle Basford, 75, of the Shady Grove Community, Grand Ridge, died at her home on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007. Basford was a native of Jackson County, born on June 6, 1931, to Douglas and Mary Lou Alford. She was married to Hershel Basford for almost 60 years.

            She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Hershel; her children, Terry Crago (Ralph), Pace, Ronda Edenfield (Jessie), Marianna, Steve Basford (Pat), Grand Ridge, and Sandra Harrell (Ben), Grand Ridge; her granddaughters, Katrina Beiler, Tallahassee, and Heather Wartenberg (Barry), Tallahassee; her grandsons, Patrick Crago (Lindsay), Pensacola, Daniel Crago, Pace, Adam Basford (Laura), Gainesville, Jonathan Basford (Lacy) Gainesville, Seth Basford, Grand Ridge, and Josh Harrell (Jessica), Grand Ridge; her great-grandchildren, Alexandria Langford and MacKenzie Johnson, Tallahassee, Reanna Harrell, Grand Ridge, and Jackson Basford, Gainesville; her sister, Lola Nell Roberts, Grand Ridge; her brothers-in-law, Alfred Basford (Vivian), Chattahoochee, Lester Basford (Myrtle), Marianna, and Chester Basford (Frances) Sneads; sisters-in-law, Eldis Pope, Marianna, Maxine Hamilton (Johnny), Marianna, Ann Richardson (Jim), Marianna, and Faye Harrison (Jimmy), Boaz, Ala.; as well as many precious nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and hundreds of special friends.

            She has been a longtime member of the Grand Ridge Baptist Church with prior membership at the Shady Grove Baptist Church, having been baptized there at an early age. Over the years, she has been a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher, a member of the WMU and served on numerous church committees.

            Basford was a beloved pianist and singer, serving the Lord for several years at the Grand Ridge Baptist Church. Before that she provided beautiful music for the Shady Grove Baptist Church, where she began her music career at the age of nine. She has played and/or sung for many weddings, funerals and special occasions. She was a member of the class of 1949 of Grand Ridge High School, a member of the 4-H Club, the Jackson County Home Demonstration Club, the American Legion Auxiliary and other community groups.

            Basford retired from Jackson Hospital after 20 years of service. She had also worked at Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee and the ASCS office in Marianna. The jobs she loved most were being a farmer’s wife and a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

            She enjoyed her life on the farm. She enjoyed her friends and family. She especially enjoyed hymns and southern gospel music. She and Hershel loved to travel to music events, and they enjoyed many camping experiences.

            The family wishes to thank the many medical personnel who assisted them in caring for Basford during her illness. Special thanks go to Dr. Adam Riker and his staff at Mitchell Cancer Institute, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Radiation; Dr. Steven Spence and his staff; Dr. William Brunner and his staff, Blountstown Health and Rehabilitation; and Covenant Hospice. The family will receive friends and family at the Grand Ridge Baptist Church from 5 to 7 p.m., today, Feb. 6.

            Funeral services for Basford will be held at the Grand Ridge Baptist Church on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m.... Her grandsons will be honoring their grandmother by serving as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Cow Pen Pond Cemetery.

            Flowers are welcome. Memorial donations may be made to Mitchell Cancer Institute at the University of South Alabama, to Covenant Hospice of Marianna or to the charity of choice.

            James and Sikes Funeral Home - Maddox Chapel, 4278 Lafayette St., Marianna, FL 32446.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nada M. Basford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Nada Merle 1931 FL1, Douglas Jacob 1902 FL2, Walton “Buddy” 1862 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1740 VA/NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NED ALFORD

 

Source unknown [from Ed’s Family Tree, Obituaries A], but probably:

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—_____ December 1947

 

Alford, Ned

Jul 20, 1899 - Dec 20, 1947

 

            Funeral services for Ned Alford, 48 who was killed Saturday night in an automobile accident near Milton will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the home of his sister, Mrs. W.B. Kast, 521 Seventh street, East Pensacola Heights….

            Pallbearers will be, Robert Burkett, Louis Colley, Dick Burkett, Robert Burkett, Jr., Lee Kennington and Jessie Broxton.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Bell Alford; five sisters, Mrs. Mary A. Pate, Mrs. Bessie Jones, Mrs. W.B. Kast, all of Pensacola, Mrs. J.B. Futral of Panama City and Mrs. Mabel Mitchell of Medford, Ore.; one brother Robert Alford of Bakersfield, Calif. and other relatives.

 

Photo from Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Florida.

            FL Deaths lists Ned Alford, no birth date, died 1947 in Escambia Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ned 1887 FL1, George Andrew 1872 FL2, Henry Miles 1815 SC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

                                                                                                        

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NELLIE MAE ALFORD

 

[This obituary was incorrectly published with Arkansas obituaries in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2003.]

                                                          

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Tuesday, 19 February 2002

 

CEDAR KEY—Nellie Mae Alford, a lifelong resident of Cedar Key, died Sunday at Nature Coast Regional Hospital in Williston. She was 73.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Church of Christ in Cedar Key.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred P. Alford; and a son, Lonnie Alford.

            Survivors include daughters Edith Castell of Ocala and Ann Richburg of Cedar Key; sons Johnny, Bill and Cecil Alford, all of Cedar Key; a sister, Margaret Fine of Cedar Key; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nellie M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 39 Aug 1928 and died 17 Feb 2002, last residence Cedar Key, Levy Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Fred Peachman Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her grandson Fred Emanuel Alford in this compilation.

 

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NERO ALFORD

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—1 March 1989

 

            Alford, Nero, 72, of Miami. Services noon Thursday, New Hope Primitive Baptist Church, Range Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nero Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Sept 1916 and died 19 Feb 1989, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Nero Alford, black, born 14 Sept 1916, died 19 Feb 1989 in Dade Co.

            See the obituary of his wife, Estella Lee Johns Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Nero Alford and Estella Lee Johns married 1939 in Dade Co.

 

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NEVA ETHEL VAN HOUTEN ARTHUR NELSON ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—1 May 2002

 

            Neva Ethel VanHouten Arthur Nelson Alford, 85, Englewood, died April 29, 2002.

She was born Nov. 23, 1916, in Lake Arthur, La., and came to Englewood from Port Charlotte and was raised in Fort Ogden. She was a Methodist.

            Survivors include sons Jerry Arthur, Leon Arthur and Douglas Arthur, all of Arcadia, Charles Arthur of Naples and Bill Hagan of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughters Joyce Keaser of Englewood, Loyce Green of Fruta, Colo., Juanita Accardi of Venus and Laura A. Fowler of Hope Mill, N.C.; a sister, Evan N. Arthur of Tampa; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. today at Robarts Funeral Home, Arcadia, with graveside services to follow at 10 a.m. in Fort Ogden Cemetery, Fort Ogden.

            Memorial donations may be made to Salvation Army, 1003 East Oak St., Arcadia, FL 34266.

 

Photo from Fort Ogden Cemetery, Fort Ogden, DeSoto Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Neva E. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Englewood, Sarasota Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Neva Ethel Van Hauten and Charles W. Arthur married 1933 in Lee Co.

            FL Divorces lists Charles W. Arthur and Neva Arthur divorced _____ Aug 1967 in Lee Co.

            FL Marriages lists Neva Ethel Arthur and Thomas Earl Alford married _____ Dec 1964 [?] in Charlotte Co.

 

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NORA BRUCE HOLLAND ALFORD

Aunt of Joseph Lawrence “Larry” Alford, Jr., AAFA #0714

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Wednesday, 18 March 2009

 

 

            Mrs. Nora Bruce Alford, 94, of Callaway, Fla., died Monday, March 16, 2009, at a local nursing home.

            She was born June 27, 1914, in Carrabelle, Fla., to William Richard Holland and Agnes Bird Tye Holland. She married Tildon Lee Alford on July 22, 1934, in Gulf County, Fla. She loved sewing, quilting and gardening. She was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

            Before retiring, she worked as a custodian for the Bay County school system. She was Baptist by faith and attended Immanuel Baptist Church in Millville, Fla.

            She is survived by three sons, Jimmy T. Alford and wife, Barbara, of Opelika, Ala., Steve R. Alford and wife, Diane, of Panama City and Millard A. Alford of Sandy Creek, Fla.; four daughters, Joyce Hicks and husband, Carlos, of Panama City, Belinda Seaborn and husband, Larry, of Panama City, Audrey Foster of Panama City and Louise Brinkley and husband, Don, of Fountain, Fla.; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Tildon Lee Alford; two sons, Charles Gordon Alford and Don Frazier Alford; grandson, Phillip Daniel Hicks; three brothers; and one sister.

            Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Callaway Cemetery with the Rev. Dewey Myers officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, March 18, 2009, at Heritage Funeral Home.

            Those wishing to extend a word of encouragement may do so at www.heritagefhllc.com. Heritage Funeral Home, 247 N. Tyndall Parkway, Panama City, Fla. 850-785-1316.

 

Photo from Callaway Cemetery, Callaway, Bay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edward Duvall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nora Bruce Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Panama City, Bay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her son Don Frazier Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Tildon Lee 1913 FL1, Joseph Columbus 1871 FL2, James Columbus 1830 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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OLLIA MAE SCOTT ALFORD

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Thursday, 10 June 2010

 

 

            Ollia Scott Alford—Age 61, Retired Dietician Aide/VA Medical Center & 1966 Graduate of Lincoln High School, peacefully left us on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at North Florida Regional Medical Center.

            Homegoing Services will be held 3:00PM Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Mount Ellah Missionary Baptist Church (Evinston, FL) with her Pastor, Rev. Jonathan A. Mosley, officiating. Burial will follow on Monday, June 14, 2010, at the Florida National Cemetery (for Veterans). Mrs. Alford will be viewed at the Funeral Home on Friday 2:00-7:OOPM - At the Church on Saturday 30 Minutes prior to the Services - And with the Processional. In lieu of Flowers, Contributions may be made to the Florida Citizens Bank 1006 NE Highway 441, Micanopy, FL, 32667. The Procession will form at Mrs. Alford’s residence, 5901 NW 214h Lane, Boardman, FL, at 2:30PM.

            Those left to cherish her memory are: Husband - Grover Alford preceded her in death; Daughter - Lynette Patterson of Boardman, FL; Son - Leander Alford (& Sophia) of Gainesville, FL; Sister - Daisy Scott of Boardman, FL; Brothers - Marvin Scott of Savannah, GA and James Scott (& Gracie) of Gainesville, FL (Charles Scott - Deceased); 3 Grands; Favorite Nephew - Jaquain Galloway; Aunts, Uncle, Nieces & Nephews; Cousins In-Laws & Friends.

            Arrangements By: Duncan Brothers’ Funeral Home, 428 NW 8th St, Gainesville, FL.

 

Photo from Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Connie Hollingsworth Bronson - OurFamilyHistoryBook@gmail.com – email sent 1/18/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ollia Mae Scott Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 June 1948, last residence Micanopy, Alachua Co., FL.

 

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OPHELIA THELMA BURKETT ALFORD

 

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS HERALD

DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL—13 October 2011

 

 

            Mrs. Ophelia Thelma Burkett Alford passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2011 just one day shy of her 86 birthday in Wiregrass Hospital in Geneva. She was born October 8, 1925 in Westville, Fla., the daughter of Burtie and Alice Spann Burkett. She attended school in Samson, Ala.

            At age 15 she went with her mother to attend a wake; as was the custom in that day, folks usually were brought back home when they died until the day of the funeral. It just so happened that 26 year old Walon Alford had driven his mother to attend the same wake and there the two young people met and it is told that Walon informed several people at that wake that “I’m gonna marry that girl.” Good to his word, the couple married May 23, 1941 a marriage that spanned some nearly 44 years, eight children and many years of love until Walon’s death in April of 1985.

            Thelma and Walon’s life was not an easy one; they farmed, her by his side, they raised their children, losing one at birth; but as a family they all pulled together and made ends meet, cause that is what folks did back then. After Walon’s death, Thelma live the last quarter century of her life, still faithful and loyal to the boy she had married so many years before.

            Thelma sang in the church choir there at Limestone Baptist Church, and she played the guitar. She and some of her church lady friends often times sang at Gospel Sings and funerals and Thelma was known throughout the community for her pound cakes, which were always sought after at church feedings. She used all of her homemaker’s skills not only cooking, but canning and quilting too. As she approached her later years, she was as busy as ever, grandchildren, great-grandchildren but her years had caught up with her and in the early hours of Friday morning, with family by her side she slipped into eternity.

            Among survivors are her children, Paulette, Steelia and wife Madaleen, Donnis and wife Cindy, Leritha and husband Henry, Carlene and husband Stephen, Dale and wife Debbie; her daughter-in-law, Paula Diane Wamble Alford; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Levail and her brothers, H.T. and wife Margaret, Billy and wife Carol, Carl and Duncan and wife Shelia.

            Floral arrangements were being accepted. A time of visitation was held from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 with the funeral beginning at 11 a.m. in Jerry Evans Chapel with Reverend Terry Smith officiating. Burial followed in Limestone Cemetery….

 

Photo from Limestone Community Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ophelia Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Westville, Holmes Co., FL.

 

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PAMELA DIANE ALFORD

 

COURIER JOURNAL

Crescent City, Putnam Co., FL—14 July 1976

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1995

 

            Funeral services for a young Satsuma [Putnam Co.] woman who was killed last Monday night in an automobile accident near Fruitland [Putnam Co.] were held Tuesday afternoon. Miss Pamela Diane Alford, 19, who attended Crescent City Junior Senior High School, was killed about 11:25 p.m. last Monday on State Road 308 about three miles east of Fruitland. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Putnam Community Hospital. A passenger in the car, Peggy Dickson, Palatka, was admitted to the hospital with a broken leg and other injuries, and was listed Friday in good condition.... Miss Alford’s Toyota failed to negotiate a curve known locally as “dead man’s curve,” left the road on the right shoulder and overturned on its right side, striking two trees with the top of the car.

            Services were held in the chapel of Clayton Frank and Sons Funeral Home. Rev. Robert White, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Pomona Park officiated, followed with burial in Eden Cemetery.

            She was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and had lived in Satsuma for eight years.

            Survivors include her father, J.C. Alford, Longview, Tex.; her mother, Mrs. Ann Walters, Satsuma; three brothers, James Alford, Gainesville and Bruce and Steve Alford, Satsuma....

 

Photo from Oak Hill East Cemetery, Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pamela Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 June 1957, last residence Crescent City, Putnam Co., FL.

 

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PAMELA G. ALVORD LOFTUS

 

SPRINGFIELD UNION-NEWS

Springfield, Hampden Co., MA—11 July 1997

 

            Pamela Alvord Loftus, 45, of Brandon [Hillsborough Co., FL] died Wednesday [July 9] at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. She was an accountant for an oil and petroleum company. Born in Teaneck, N.J., she lived in Springfield, Mass., before moving to this area in 1982.

            Her first husband, Scott Alvord, died earlier. She leaves her second husband, Patrick S. Loftus; a son, Peter F., and daughter, Catherine R. Loftus, of Brandon; a sister, Michelle R. Dair of Hope Valley, R.I.

            The funeral will be Saturday morning at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and there will be a graveside service Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet, N.Y. Stowers Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pamela G. Loftus (SS# issued in NJ) was born 5 Sept 1951, last residence not listed.

 

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PANSY LEE WINGATE ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Tuesday, 19 September 2006

 

            Pansy Lee Alford, 78, of Jacksonville, passed away on September 16, 2006. She was born February 19, 1928 in St. Augustine. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, and five brothers.

            Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Clyde W. Alford, Sr., daughter, Deborah Tekin (Ted), sons, Clyde Jr. (Rose) and Jerry Alford, brother, Charles Wingate, sister, Pauline Troup and eight grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 21, 2006 at Hardage-Giddens Mandarin Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Boulevard....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Pansy L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list her death date as 11 Sept 2006, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clyde W. Alford Sr., including a photo, in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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PATRICIA MURPHY HALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Tuesday, 16 March 2010

 

PLANT CITY—Patricia Murphy “Pat” Halford, 71 of Plant City died March 14, 2010 of heart failure.

            She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Rev. Clifford Halford; sons Clifford Allen and William Kelly Halford; daughter Laura Lillian Derryberry; brother Walter Ronald Murphy; grandchildren Shea Derryberry, Alayna Halford, David Coffee; and great grandson Joshua Coffee.

            Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 18, 2010 in Liberty Baptist Church (formerly Westside Baptist Church) with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will take place at 2:00 P.M. in Willow Oak Cemetery. www.HaughtFuneralHome.com 717-9300.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia Oni Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 May 1938, last residence Palm Harbor, Pinellas Co., FL.

 

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PAUL ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 21 October 2011

 

            Alford, Paul, of Tampa, died October 15, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Arentha; seven children; 44 grandchildren; and others. Ray Williams FH, (813) 253-3419.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 28 Nov 1933, last residence not listed.

 

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PHILIP HAYDEN ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Wednesday, 5 April 2000

 

            Alford, Philip Hayden, 96, of Clearwater [Pinellas Co.], formerly of Inverness and Miami, died Tuesday (April 4, 2000) at Drew Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Clearwater. He was born in Pell City, Ala., came to Inverness in 1977 from Miami and moved recently to Clearwater. He owned and operated Columbia Chemical and Supply in Miami from 1932-1972 and was a member of Central Baptist Church of Miami. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and was a Mason.

            Survivors include a son, Richard II, Clearwater; a daughter, Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Androm, Cooper City; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Moss-Feaster Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Belcher Road Chapel, Clearwater.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Philip H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 Feb 1904, last residence Inverness, Citrus Co., FL.

            His lineage: Philip Hayden 1904 AL1, Richard Willis 1858 GA2, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA3.

 

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PHILLIP JERRY ALFORD, SR.

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Saturday, 13 November 2010

 

            Phillip Jerry Alford, Sr., Passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was born on October 1, 1948 in Lake City, FL, served in the US Navy and was a corrections officer at the Department of Corrections.

            He is survived by sons, Phillip J. Alford, Jr., Robert G. Alford; daughter, Michelle Davis; brother. Steve Alford; sister, Barbara Bebbington and eleven Grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Friday, November 12, 2010 at Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs from 6 to 8 PM and funeral service on Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 AM, at Brooker Baptist Church in Brooker, FL, with the Reverend Daniel Findley officiating. Flowers are welcome, but those who wish may make A donation to: ATTN: Volunteer Services, VA Hospice - donate to Hospice Unit, VA Medical Center, 619 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025.

            Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home 220 North Main Street High Springs, FL 32643.

 

In another article:

 

LAKE CITY REPORTER

Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—Thursday, 11 November 2010

 

            Philip Jerry Alford, Sr., Passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2010. He was born on October 1, 1948 in Lake City, FL, served in the US Navy and was a corrections officer at the Department of Corrections.

            He is survived by sons, Phillip J. Alford, Jr., Robert G. Alford; daughter, Michelle Davis; brother. Steve Alford; sister, Barbara Bebbington and eleven grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Friday, November 12, 2010 at Evans-Carter Funeral Home in High Springs from 6 to 8 PM and funeral service on Saturday, November 13 at 11:00 AM, at Brooker Baptist Church in Brooker, FL, with the Reverend Daniel Findley officiating.

            Flowers are welcome, but those who wish may make A donation to: ATTN: Volunteer Services, VA Hospice – donate to Hospice Unit, VA Medical Center, 619 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025

            Arrangements are under the care of Evans-Carter Funeral Home 220 North Main Street High Springs, FL 32643.

 

Photo from Newnansville Cemetery, Alachua, Alachua Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Belinda Nettles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Phillip J. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Fort White, Columbia Co., FL.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com lists his father as Johnny Alford (9 March 1919–30 July 1964) and his mother as Margaret Tyre [Alford] Morris (7 Nov 1923–14 Feb 1987).

 

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PINKIE ALFORD MOORE

 

[Although she died in AL, we are also including her obituary here because she was born, lived, and is buried in FL.]

 

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).

 

In another article:

 

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: SSDI records show that Pinkie A. Moore (SS# issued in TN) was born 14 Jan 1908 and died _____ July 1991, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father, John Davis Alford, in this compilation. We published the obituary of her half-brother J.C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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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PRESTON ALFORD, JR.

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Thursday, 10 July 2008

 

BOWLING GREEN [FL]—Preston Alford, Jr., 81, died of cancer 7/9/08. Survived by wife Christene (Russell) Deeson; 2 sons Wayne & Robert; Cremation Svc. of Mid-Fl.

 

In another article:

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Friday, 11 July 2008

 

LAKELAND—Preston Alford, Jr., 81, died of heart failure 7/8/08. Survived by daughter Josephine Hart, son Michael, 3 grandchildren. Cremation Services of Mid-Fl.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Preston Alford Junior (SS# issued in FL) was born 13 Oct 1926 and died 8 July 2008, last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

 

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QUEEN ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—3 July 2008

 

WINTER HAVEN—Queen Alford, 87, died of heart failure June 25, 2008. Service 11am Sat. St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Bartow. Gause Funeral Home, Bartow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Queen Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 22 March 1921, last residence Bartow, Polk Co., FL.

 

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RALPH W. “BILL” ALFORD

 

[Similar articles were published in The Courier-Journal [KY] and The Evening News / The Tribune [Indiana] on 4 January 2008.]

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Friday, 28 December 2007

 

 

LAKELAND—Ralph “Bill” Alford, Lakeland, died of heart failure, December 24, 2007 at the age of 84.

            He was born in Hardinsburg, KY on January 19, 1923 and grew up in Jeffersonville, IN. He graduated from Jeffersonville High School and later received his engineering degree from Columbia University in New York.

            Mr. Alford enlisted in the US Naval Air Force and served honorably in the Pacific Sector during WWII, and the Korean Conflict. For extraordinary heroism and achievement in aerial flight as a pilot & fighter bombing squadron attached to the USS Hornet & Boxer, he received 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and 5 Air medals with Gold Stars. Returning to Indiana after the war, he owned and operated a Real Estate Development Co., a Real Estate Procurement Dept. for the Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District, and served as City Engineer of Jeffersonville, IN. In 1982-83, he spent 2 years in Saudi Arabia as an Engineer with the International Bechtel Corp.

            Mr. Alford retired to Lakeland, FL in 1992. He was a member of the American Legion, Lakeland Elks lodge 1291, American Right of Way Association and Southern Indiana Board of Realtors.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Constance Blount Phelps Alford of Louisville, KY and Lakeland, FL; his son, Dr. William Alford; daughter, Patricia Alford Lanham of Birmingham, AL; 3 grandchildren, Nicholas W. Alford, Julia E. Alford and William James Alford; and sister, Shirley Spradley, San Diego, California.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 29 at 1:00 PM, at the Lakeland Elks Lodge 1291 on Harden Boulevard. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heathfuneralchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ralph W. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Clara Whitler Alford, in Indiana Obituaries.

            His father was Iceal Cecil Alford.

 

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REGGIE A. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—13 February 2008

 

            Reggie Alford, 54, of Palatka, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at his home.

            A native of Marin County, S.C. Reggie had lived most of his life in Putnam County. He had worked, for the past 23 years at Rick’s Tire Center in Palatka. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and loved to fish.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean McDonald Alford; daughter, Regina May; and a sister, Carol Feaster.

            He is survived daughter, Rachel Wilkinson and husband, Daniel, of Satsuma; mother, Louise Alford of Palatka; companion, Deborah Chesser; brothers, Rick Alford of Ocala, Timmy Alford of Keystone Heights, Steve Alford of Macclenny, Wayne Alford of Palatka, and David Feaster; sister, Gloria Alford of Interlachen; and grandchildren, Jeremy May and Ryan May.

            Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Hutcheson and the Rev. Glenn Martin officiating.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

 

Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kristy Thomas - etoniah@yahoo.com – email sent 12/23/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

Photo posted 3 February 2008 – requested a retake from Kristy 12/21/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reggie A. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 Nov 1953, last residence Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his father, Ebbie C. Alford; and his brother Wayne Clayton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Reggie 1953 SC1, Ebbie C. 1920 SC2, Joseph Preston 1877 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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RENNA B. “BOBBIE” LIGHTSEY ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 5 April 2007

 

            Renna B. “Bobbie” Alford, 90, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2007. Mrs. Alford was a native of Mershon, Georgia and had lived most of her life in Jacksonville.

            Survivors include three daughters, Joann (Rudy) Cole, Linda (Kenneth) Byrd and Kathy Sherrod; three sons, Henry B. Alford, Jr., Charles E. (Julie) Alford and William L. (Lora) Alford; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, other loving family and dear friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, April 6, 2007 in the chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Avenue.... Interment will follow in Dinsmore Cemetery....

 

Photo from Dinsmore Community Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from JFJN - MOORES2GO@aol.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Renna B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 June 1916, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Henry B. Alford and Renna Lightsey married 1944 in Baker Co.

 

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REUBEN MCDANIEL ALFORD

 

GENEVA COUNTY REAPER

Geneva, Geneva Co., AL—Thursday, 27 October 1966

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mr. Reubin M. Alford, age 58 of Leesburg, Florida and formerly of Geneva, died Tuesday [October 25] morning in Leesburg [Lake Co.], Florida. Funeral Services were in the New Home Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Friday with Rev. Columbus Thames officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing.

            He is survived by his wife - Mrs. Reecie Alford of Leesburg, Florida, 2 daughters - Mrs. Mary Lawrence of Leesburg, Fla., and Mrs. Louise Owens of Rt. 2, Geneva, - 2 sons - Reubin Ollie Alford of Geneva, and Ralph Lane of Baltimore, Maryland. One brother - Leborn Alford of Leesburg, Florida, 2 sisters - Mrs. Roxie Owens of Haines City, Florida, and Mrs. Ella Ryals of Coffee Springs, and Mrs. Mellissa Ward of Dothan.

 

Photo from New Home Baptist Church Cemetery, Geneva Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kathy Whitman Mularz - kwmularz@alaweb.com – email sent 2/27/12

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Reuben McDaniel Alford died _____ Oct 1966 in Lake Co. AAFA records

            From AAFA records: he was born 29 Jan 1908 in Samson, Geneva Co., AL, and died 27 Oct 1966.

             Reubin was the son of Richard McDaniel “Bink” and Mary E. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Reuben McDaniel 1908 AL1, Richard McDaniel 1876 AL2, Richard Reddin 1843 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RICHARD ALLEN ALFORD

 

DESOTO SUN

Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL—2 April 2004

 

            Richard Allen Alford, 53, of Arcadia, Fla., died Friday, March 26, 2004, at DeSoto Memorial Hospital in Arcadia.

            He was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Arcadia to L.C. and Lizzie Mae Alford. He attended Smith Brown School. He served on the Junior Usher Board as an adult.

            He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted mother, Lizzie Mae Alford; five brothers, Louis (Tiny) Alford, Noland (Jessie) Alford Sr., Clarence James Alford and Dale Bernard Alford; one sister, Earline Alford; a sister-in-law, Deloris of Miami, Fla.; his family, Junior Vincent, Barbara Johnson, Conetha and Sandra Reaves of Arcadia; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 2, 2004, at Hickson Funeral Home, 142 S. Orange Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2004, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Arcadia, with the Rev. Robert Harrison, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia.

            Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia.

 

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THE HERALD-TRIBUNE

Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL—1 April 2004

 

            Brother Richard Allen Alford, 53, Arcadia, died March 26, 2004.

            He was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Arcadia and attended Smith Brown School. He accepted Christ in the early 1960s under the pastorship of Rev. Hamilton.

            Survivors include his mother, Sister Lizzie Mae; brothers Louis, Noland Sr., Eugene, Clarence J., and Dale B.; and a sister, Earline.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Arcadia. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia.

 

Photos from Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McPherson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard A. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Arcadia, DeSoto Co., FL.

 

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RICHARD ALLEN ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0154

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Sunday, 25 October 1998

 

LAKELAND—Mr. Richard Allen Alford lived in the same north Lakeland home for 45 years where he raised his children by example.

            Mr. Alford taught them to be honest and helpful people and he came to be relied on by neighbors to lend a hand whenever it was needed.

            He died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) while sleeping in that same home surrounded by memories. He was 69.

            “He believed in always being honest,” said his wife of 48 years, Arlene Alford. “He was a wonderful husband and a super father. He taught our children to live an honest life and he was a good neighbor to everybody.”

            Born in Monroe, La., on Aug. 27, 1929, he moved to Lakeland as an infant. He attended local schools and graduated from Kathleen High School in 1947.

            After graduating he enlisted in the Navy, where he served aboard the USS Stockham. He served for five years, including two in Yokosuka, Japan, as a storekeeper first class.

            After returning home he worked briefly for Florida-Georgia Tractor Co. before joining H.F. Mason as a stenographer. He remained there for 25 years, working his way up to office manager and then vice-president.

            Mr. Alford started a second career as manager of sales at Conibear RV Center in 1979. He worked there for 13 years before retiring to enjoy having the time to do whatever he wanted.

            His wife said that he really enjoyed taking it easy after retirement, with his only commitment being weekly dinners with his family, including the grandchildren who he enjoyed spending time with.

            “He’d get out there and play with those kids when he was feeling good,” she said. “He enjoyed throwing a ball around and was always fixing up little bikes and things for them to have at the house.”

            Mr. Alford attended Bethel Baptist Church.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Rick Alford, Lakeland; daughters, Linda C. Dedman, Lakeland, Shari A. Bruno, Auburndale; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            [Added by Arlene Alford: He was preceded in death by his father, William Hinton Alford Sr., and his mother, Ida Mae Alford. He is also survived by his brother, William Hinton Alford Jr.]

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lanier Funeral Home, 717 Griffin Road, Lakeland. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard A. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ida Mae Lewis Alford, in this compilation.

            Genealogy is the hobby of Dick’s wife, Arlene, so it was through her that we got to know this family. Gil and Arlene have corresponded long and often about Dick’s Alford line, but Arlene said that what Dick liked to do after his retirement was to go fishing!

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Richard Allen 1929 LA1, William Hinton 1906 GA2, William Peter 1881 GA3, Green Colquitt 1853 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RICHARD FRANCIS ALFORD

 

WALTON SUN

Santa Rosa Beach, Walton Co., FL—_____ June 2001

 

            Mr. Richard F. Alford, age 90, of the Gaskin Community passed away June 21, 2001, in the Walton County Convalescent Center. Mr. Alford was born March 7, 1911 in Walton County the youngest child and only son of the late Francis Marion and Ada Mozelle Davis Alford.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Iris C. Ray Alford, in March of this year; his four sisters, Etta Alford Nobles, Milbra Alford Beck and Emma Alford Beck, all of the Gaskin Community, and Mettie Alford McDaniel of Grand Ridge, Fla.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Walton County, operating a small farm in the Gaskin Community. He was a loving father and dedicated husband, always concerned about the health, welfare and safety of his family. He was a member of and served as a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Gaskin. He was also a lifelong Mason.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two sons and one daughter: Bruce and Deborah Alford of Martinez, Ga.; Richard Keith and Debbie Alford of Centreville, Va.; Sue and Leonard Thorn of Gaskin; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were conducted June 25 at Comander Funeral Home…. Burial followed in the family plot at the Gaskin First Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford’s grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.

 

Photo from Gaskin Baptist Church Cemetery, Gaskin, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of R.F. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Iris Catherine Ray Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Richard Francis 1911 FL1, Francis Marion 1867 FL2, John Francis 1842 GA3, John Turner 1800 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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RICHARD W. ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Saturday, 12 August 2006

 

            Alford, Richard W. “Sensai,” 54, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2006) at home. He came here in 1984 from his native Miami, where he was a member of Central Baptist Church. He was a karate instructor in Miami and St. Petersburg. He was also a grandmaster black belt and bouncer for New York New York Club in Clearwater.

            Survivors include two sons, Michael Lee, Plantation, and Richard W. III, Hollywood, Fla.; two daughters, Chrissy and Diane Alford, both of Fort Lauderdale; a sister, Betty Alford, Alabama; and eight grandchildren.

            National Cremation Society, Clearwater.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 21 Nov 1951, last residence not listed.

            His lineage: Richard Willis 1951 FL1, Philip Hayden 1904 AL2, Richard Willis 1858 GA3, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA4.

 

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ROBERT F. ALFRED

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Wednesday, 18 March 2009

 

            Alfred, Robert, 87, of Davie, FL, passed away on March 13, 2009. Barbara Falowski Funeral & Cremation Services, Ft. Lauderdale.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert F. Alfred (SS# issued in WV) was born 22 Jan 1922, last residence Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL.

 

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ROBERT LAWSON ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Saturday, 30 December 1989

 

            Robert Lawson Alford, 84, 6313 Sanson Drive, Apopka, died Thursday [December 28]. Born in Brewton, Ala., he moved to Apopka from Tuscaloosa, Ala., in 1959. He was a retired major in the Air Force and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Apopka. He was a member of the Orange Lodge No. 39 F&AM, Sojourners, VFW, American Legion, Retired Officer’s Association, and the AARP.

            Survivors: wife, Mrs. Viola; sons, John Robert, Orlando, G. Lawson, Arlington, Texas, William Neal, San Antonio, Texas; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 8 March 1905, last residence Apopka, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Viola Henderson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT PALMER ALFRED

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Thursday, 21 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Alfred, Robert Palmer, 79 of Pinellas Park, died Tuesday (May 19, 1998) at Northside Medical Center. Born in Covington, KY, he came here in 1969 from Kentucky. He retired as chief of the utility accounting department for the city of Tampa and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Pinellas Park and the Shriners of Tampa. He was a 32nd-degree Mason.

            Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Mildred; a stepson, James Seppala, Newcastle, England; a sister, Katherine Day, Baton Rouge, LA; and two grandchildren. Royal Palm Funeral Chapel & Cemetery North, St. Petersburg.

 

Photo from Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John C. Carter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert P. Alfred (SS# issued in KY) was born 8 Oct 1918 and died 15 May 1998, last residence Pinellas Park, Pinellas Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Robert Palmer Alford, born 8 Oct 1918, died 19 May 1998 in Pinellas Co.

            Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry.com) lists Robert P. Alfred, born 8 Oct 1918 in Kenton Co., mother’s maiden name Kathryn Callen.

            Robert Palmer Alfred was the son of Arthur C. Alfred and Katherine Callen of Kenton County, KY. Arthur was the son of Oliver H. Alfred b. 1859 in Ohio and his wife Elizabeth.

            His wife’s memorial at Find A Grave lists her as Mildred McFarland Alfred.

 

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ROBERT SHERWOOD ALFORD

AAFA #0509

 

LAKELAND TIMES

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—probably Thursday, 26 October 1995

 

       Mr. Robert Sherwood “Pa” Alford of Lakeland died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 1995) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 71.

       Born in Lakeland on Oct. 5, 1924, he moved back to Lakeland after retiring from the Air Force, where he worked in communications. He served in the Armed Guard Unit of the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was on the USS Water Camp and survived seven days in the Indian Ocean after the ship was sunk. He served in the Army during the Korean War and the Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist.

       He is survived by his sisters, Renna Roach, Dorothy “Polly” Lobdell, Hilda “Sue” Lobdell and Ruth Canup, all of Lakeland.

       Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Lanier Funeral Home, 717 Griffin Road, Lakeland. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

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TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL— Thursday, 26 October 1995

 

            Robert Sherwood “Pa” Alford, 71, of Lakeland died Tuesday at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. A native of Lakeland, he returned to this area in 1963. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, and Baptist.

            He is survived by four sisters, Renna Roach, Dorothy “Polly” Lobdell, Hilda “Sue” Lobdell and Ruth Canup, all of Lakeland. Lanier Funeral Home, Lakeland.

 

Photo from Fitzgerald Cemetery, Medulla, Polk Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Cy – no email – sent thru Edit 1/20/2012 – also add to IR Issue #31

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert S. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Lakeland, Polk Co., FL.

            See obituary of his sister Mary Ethel Alford Holmes in this compilation.

            Note from Lodwick Alford, AAFA #0011: “Robert was my half nephew, the youngest son of my half brother, the late Dewey Leorus Alford, and grandson of William Leorus Haywood Alford of Sylvester, Worth Co., GA, my father. Affectionately known by his sisters in Lakeland by the nickname “Pa”, he never married. He has the rare distinction of having served in the Navy, the Army and the Air Force. I am quite proud of him.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Sherwood 1924 FL1, Dewey Leorus 1898 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 GA3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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ROLAND FLETCHER ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—19 July 1996

 

            Roland Fletcher Alford, 81, of Hosford died Wednesday in Tallahassee.

            The service will be at 2 p.m. today at Corinth Baptist Church in Hosford, with burial at Antioch Cemetery near Quincy.

            A lifelong resident of Hosford, he was retired from the state Department of Transportation and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

            He is survived by a son, Johnny Bennett Alford of Tallahassee; two daughters, Erma Jean O’Bryan and Gloria Jean Settles, both of Hosford; a stepson, Johnny Nelson Summer of Tallahassee; two brothers, Kennie J. Alford of Hosford and Parley Muson Alford of Tibbie, Ala.; a sister, Farris L. Harlow of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            (Adams Funeral Home in Bristol, 904-643-5410.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roland F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 Oct 1914, last residence Hosford, Liberty Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother Kennie Johnson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Roland Fletcher 1914 FL1, Luther Jefferson 1886 FL2, John Daniel 1862 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RONALD BRUCE ALFORD, SR.

Nephew of Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011, and Walter Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 9 July 2000

 

            Ronald Bruce Alford, Sr., 57, passed away Friday, July 7, 2000. Mr. Alford, a native of Jacksonville, was self employed with the Alford Brothers Trailer Rental and was also employed with the 125th Air National Guard Unit.

            Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Deanna; daughters, Constance Alford and Holly Alford; sons Ronald (Sarah) Alford, Jr., Jesse Alford, and Haskell Alford; sisters, Barbara (Carlton) Hines, Marlene (Carson) Chapell and Ruth (Houston) Harrah; brothers, Ernest (Carolyn) Alford, Richard (Tonya) Alford and Walter Alford; grandchildren, Mollie Alford and Nathan Waters.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, July 10, 2000 at 10:00 AM from the chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave. Interment will follow in Brandy Branch Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Apr 1943, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            Ronald was the youngest son of Ernest Haskell Alford, twin brother of Walter Hoyle Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Walter’s lineage: Ronald Bruce 1943 FL1, Ernest Haskell 1908 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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RONALD DENVER ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—15 April 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1990

 

            Mr. Ronnie Denver Alford, a relative of several Plant City residents, died Friday (April 14, 1989) in Lee. He was 40.

            A native of Opp, Ala., he came to Lee from Plant City a short time ago. He was a construction worker. He was Pentecostal.

            He is survived by his wife, Joy Alford, Plant City; daughter, Jessica Alford; sons, Joshua Alford and Ronnie Denver Alford Jr., both of Plant City; mother, Evelyn Alford, Plant City; sisters, Patsy Hutchinson, Plant City, and Paula Cobb, Cortland, N.Y.; and brother, Larry Alford, Plant City.

 

Photo from Mount Enon Memorial Cemetery, Plant City, Hillsborough Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from FRH – no email – email sent thru Ronald Denver Alford’s Edit 1/4/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Ronald Denver Alford, born 3 March 1949, died 14 Apr 1989 in Madison Co.

            See the obituary of his mother, Evelyn Louise Johnson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ronald Denver 1949 AL1, Reuben Denver 1926 AL2, Reuben Lafayette 1893 AL3, Richard Mason 1869 AL4, Richard Reddin 1843 AL5, Henry Miles 1815 SC6, Job 1763 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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RONALD EVERETT “RONNIE” ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 17 January 2007

 

            Ronald E. “Ronnie” Alford, 56, passed away January 14, 2007. Dees Family Funeral.

 

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Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home

Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—_____ January 2007

 

Ronald E. “Ronnie” Alford

(August 31, 1950 - January 14, 2007)

 

            Mr. Ronald E. “Ronnie” Alford, 56, of Lake City, died Sunday evening, January 14, 2007, in the Tri-County Hospice House in Chiefland, Florida, following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Columbia County, Mr. Alford was the son of Barney Alford and the late Ruth Skinner Alford. Mr. Alford retired from the Lake City Wal-Mart Super Center as the cart supervisor. Mr. Alford was currently employed with the Live Oak Wal-Mart Super Center. In his spare time he enjoyed building model cars and bird houses. Mr. Alford was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, a brother, W.C. Pace and a sister, Maedeen Steele.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of eleven years, Rose Marie Alford; a son, Levi Alford, his father, Barney Alford, all of Lake City; two sisters, Bonita Wheeler (Billy) and Betty Glover (Doyle) all of Lake City; three brothers, Velton Alford (Charlene) Lake City; Edward Alford, Pomona Park, Florida; Neal Alford (Diane) Lake City and his mother and father-in-law, Lizzie Mae & Clement Clemons of Orangeburg, South Carolina.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were conducted at 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, January 16, 2007 in the Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Ivan Clements officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery (441 North) in Lake City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 31 Aug 1950, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Barney Alford and Ruth Melinda Skinner Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Ronald Everett Alford and Rose Marie Bishop married 24 June 1995 in Columbia Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Ronald Everett 1950 FL1, Barney 1915 FL2, Francis John 1881 FL3, John Wesley 1849 FL4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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RONALD I.C. ALFRED

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—11 March 2000

 

OCALA—Ronald Alfred, 32, a production worker in the window industry, died Thursday, March 9, 2000, in Volusia County.

            A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he came here from Atlanta two years ago. Mr. Alfred attended Ocala Bible Chapel.

            Survivors include his mother, Olive Alfred, Ocala; father, Irwin Alfred, and maternal grandmother, Eulah Evelyn, both of Brooklyn; sister, Rhonda Alfred, Ocala; and numerous aunts and uncles.

            Hiers Funeral Home of Ocala provided information.

 

“This marker is in the original Hillcrest Cemetery that is now part of Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.”

Photo from Highland Memorial Park, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald I Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 May 1967, last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

 

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RONALD J. ALFORD

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Thursday, 18 November 2004

 

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS [Walton Co.]—Ronald J. Alford, 65, of DeFuniak Springs, FL, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2004, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County, FL before moving to DeFuniak Springs.

            He is survived by his mother, Elaine Alford of Niceville, FL; daughters, Tami Duttweiler and husband, John, of Crestview, FL and Brandi Alford of Paxton, FL; brother, John “Buddy” Alford of DeFuniak Springs; sister, Donna Rae Harrison of Crestview; and grandsons, Christopher and Tanner Duttweiler.

            A memorial service will be held on November 20 at McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach.

 

Photo from Live Oak Baptist Church Cemetery, Crestview, Okaloosa Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charlotte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 19 Jan 1939, last residence DeFuniak Springs, Walton Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Elaine Lenora Windham Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ronald J. 1939 FL1, J.D. 1951 FL2, Allen H. 1878 FL3, Moses 1845 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RONALD RAY HALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—28 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Ronald Ray Halford, 46, Normandale Ave, Orlando, died Saturday June 27. Mr. Halford was a masonry laborer. Born in Orlando, he was a lifelong resident of Central FL. He was a Baptist. He was a member of Lake Hill Baptist Church.

            Survivors: parents, John & Wynell; sisters, Julie D. Stewart, Orlando; Gloria A. Cribbs, Sorrento, Karen J. Holderbaum, Montverde.

            Dobbs Funeral Home, West Orlando Chapel, Orlando….

            Services Thursday, July 2, 1998 at Lake Hill Baptist Church. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont, FL....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ROSALIE FRERE ALFORD

Grandmother of Dianna M. Alford, AAFA #0311

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—13 September 1989

 

            Alford, Rosalie Frere, 89, of Fort Pierce. Haisley Hobbs Funeral Home, Fort Pierce. Services Friday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosalie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 3 May 1900 and died 12 Sept 1989, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

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

            FL Divorces lists Roy Lee Alford and Rosalie Alford, divorced 1945 in Brevard Co.

 

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ROY E. ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Friday, 9 March 2007

 

“UNCLE ROY”

1921-2007

 

            Roy E. Alford, age 85 of Pensacola, passed away Tuesday, March 06, 2007.

            He served his country proudly during WW II serving in the U.S. Navy. After his tour of duty, he spent the next 40 years as a captain of the seas and retired from Olin after 20 years of service.

            His survivors include a daughter, Tanya Susan Alford, of Pensacola; sister, Virginia Alford Lindstrom, Memphis, TN; numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a faithful dog “Pooch.”

            Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Pkwy. Interment will follow in Union Hill Cemetery....

 

Photo from Union Hill Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Doug Lindsey - dlindsey100@gmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 24 June 1921, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

 

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ROY LEE ALFORD

Grandfather of Dianna M. Alford, AAFA #0311

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—6 May 1985

 

            Alford, Roy, 85, Route 7, Box 652, Fort Pierce, died Friday. Services 10 a.m. Tuesday at Baird Funeral Home Chapel, Fort Pierce.

 

 

Inscription: Roy L., Feb 12, 1900 – May 3 1985; and Ethel E., Oct 16, 1904 – April 18, 1993

Photo from Riverview Memorial Park, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Ken & Nancy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Feb 1900 and died _____ May 1985, last residence Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Rosalie Frere Alford; and his second wife, Ethel Sapp Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Roy Lee 1900 FL1, Bryant Sanders 1872 FL2. Bryant’s mother was Mariah E./Marian E. Alford, daughter of Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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RUBY S. ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 23 October 2008

 

            Ruby Alford, 89, of St. Marys, died Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Allison Memorial Chapel, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby S. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 13 Sept 1919, last residence Saint Marys, Camden Co., FL.

 

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RUBY WALTON ALFORD

 

[She died in FL, but we are also including her obituary with Kentucky Obituaries because of her close there.]

 

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Thursday, 1 January 2009

 

BARBOURVILLE [Knox Co.]—Ruby Walton Alford, 83, died Dec 28, 2008. Graveside service 1pm Sat, Barbourville Cemetery. Visit after 11am Sat at Knox Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

Knox Funeral Home

Barbourville, Knox Co., KY—_____ December 2008

 

 

            Mrs. Ruby Walton Alford, 83, of Belleview, FL and Barbourville, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 28, 2008 in the Sylvia’s House Hospice in Ocala, FL. She was a daughter of the late Ernest and Louvicie Hubbard Walton born on January 9, 1925 at Artemus.

            Mrs. Walton was a former inspector with Inland Manufacturing and was a member of the Artemus Christian Church. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

            On February 21, 1946, she united in marriage with Cearl Alford in Knox County and to this union two children were born.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Walton.

            Survivors include her husband, Cearl Alford of Belleview, FL; two sons, George N. Alford and wife, Gail, of Belleview, FL and Charles R. Alford and wife, Denise, of West Carrolton, OH; five grandchildren, Brian Alford, Greg Alford, Jennifer Cochrane and husband, Keith, Joshua Alford and wife, Angela, and Christina Alford; five great grandchildren, Michael Alford, Danielle Cochrane, Jordan Alford, Aaron Alford and Ashley Alford; three sisters, Daisy Messer of Barbourville, Gracie Barnett of Artemus and Catherine Miller of Barbourville; two brothers, Dan W. Walton and wife, Maxine, of Columbus, OH and M. D. Walton of Barbourville; among other loved ones and dear friends.

            A graveside service will be conducted in the Barbourville Cemetery Saturday, January 3 at 1 P.M. with Bro. Orville Taylor officiating.

            Casket bearers will be Brian Alford, Joshua Alford, Greg Alford, Kent Miller, Jason Miller and Russell Messer.

            Expressions of sympathy may go to Sylvia’s House Hospice, 2895 SE 62nd ST, Ocala, FL 34480.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby W. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 9 Jan 1925, last residence Belleview, Marion Co., FL.

 

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RUDOLPH CHESTER HALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Monday, 11 January 2010

 

 

            Rudolph C. Halford 63, a loving son, father, brother, uncle and beloved friend left this earth for his Heavenly home on Tuesday, January 5, 2010. Rudy was a native of Jacksonville where he attended Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church where he gave his live to Christ at a early age. He attended Northwestern High School class of 64 and further his education at FAMU class of 68.

            Leaving to cherish his memories his mother Elvin Chester, daughter Kacy Smith, son Shawn, sisters and brothers among them Rosalyn Cull, Ethelyn D. Hamilton (Robert) of TX niece Seburina Wynn, nephews Gervone and Semon Cull; Loving great nieces and nephews, as well as many family members and wonderful friends.

            Visitation will be held Monday (today) at the mortuary from 5pm until 8pm. Arrangements by: James Graham Mortuary, Inc., 3631 Moncrief Road.

 

In another article:

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Tuesday, 12 January 2010

 

            Mr. Rudolph C. Halford passed away January 5, 2010. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (today) at 10:00 a.m. at Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1118 West Beaver Street, Rev. H. B. Charles, Pastor. Interment in Jacksonville National Cemetery. Arrangements by: James Graham Mortuary, Inc.

 

Photo from Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rudolph C. Halford (SS# issued in FL) was born 25 Oct 1946, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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RUFUS ROLLO ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—30 August 1994

 

            Alford, Rufus R., 78, of St. Petersburg, died Sunday (Aug. 28, 1994) at Sun Coast Hospital. He was born in Georgia and moved here many years ago. He was a truck driver in construction. He was a World War II veteran and a former member of the Naval Reserve.

            Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Freeman, Seffner; and three sisters.

            International Chapels, Pinellas Park.

 

Photo from Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Kerr

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rufus R. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 14 Feb 1916, last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Cora Lee Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Deaths lists Rufus Rollo Alford, born 14 Feb 1916, died 28 Aug 1994 in Pinellas Co.

            Rufus is buried in Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Pinellas Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.                                     

            Her husband’s lineage: Rufus Rollo 1916 GA1, Horace Green/Grady 1893 GA2, Green Colquitt 1853 GA3, William 1794 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RUSSELL WINFIELD ALFORD

Uncle of James Allen Alford, Jr., AAFA #0395

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 22 March 2005

 

            Russell Winfield Alford, 94, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Westminster Oaks. Private services are being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Foundation, 4449 Meandering Way, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Bevis Funeral Home of Tallahassee (850-385-2193) is handling arrangements.

            A native of Garrett, Ind., he moved to Tallahassee five years ago. He retired as a manager for Abraham-Straus & Co. Department Store in New York City. During World War II he served as a staff sergeant in a medical detachment in the U.S. Army.

            Survivors include a brother, Dr. James A. Alford (and wife Mary) of Tallahassee; a sister, Alice Beber of Garrett; and several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell W. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 July 1910, last residence Miccosukee CPO, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his brother James Allen Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Alice Margarette Alford Beber in Indiana Obituaries.

            His lineage: Russell Winfield 1910 IN1, Walter Freeman 1879 OH2, James M. 1855 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10.

 

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RUTH EVELYN WHIDDON ALFORD

Wife of Joseph Lawrence Alford, AAFA #0714

 

DOTHAN EAGLE

Dothan, Houston Co., AL—Tuesday, 7 March 2006

 

            Ruth Evelyn Whiddon Alford died Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Marianna [Jackson Co.], Fla. She was 85.

            Memorialization will be by cremation. A celebration service at a time announced at a later date will be at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens....

            A lifelong resident of Jackson County, Fla., she was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Bascom. She was loved and known as “Mimi” by her immediate family. Before retiring after two decades as a Florida State Sunland employee, she worked in numerous Marianna retail and sales positions. As we remember her, we also remember one of her favorite quotes by Amy Parks, “I’m gonna live until I die, I will spend my last day dying. Other than that, I don’t have time for it.”

            She is preceded in death by her parents, T.A. and Nancy Cloud Whiddon; sisters, Maggie Clark Pennington, Edna Dickenson, Nada Shirley and Willie Harris; and husband, J.L. Alford.

            Living to celebrate her life are her daughter, Diane Mitchell and husband James of Quincy; son, Larry Alford of New York and Marianna; grandson, Mark Mitchell and partner David Leavitt of France and Gainsville, Fla.; Graham Mitchell and wife Belinda and their children, Jonni and Shane, of Quincy. She is also survived by her dear brother, George A. Whiddon of Two Egg and his wife, Daisy Allen, and family, as well as by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins across the U.S., special friends and neighbors....

            James & Sikes Funeral Home, (850) 482-2332, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth E. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Marianna, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Lawrence Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH MARTIN ALFORD

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—10 December 2002

 

            Ruth Martin Alford, 77, a retired administrative assistant for the Department of Children and Families in Marion County, died on Sunday, December 8, 2002, at home.

            A native of Moultrie, GA, she moved here from Tallahassee in 1961. Mrs. Alford was a member of Moss Bluff Baptist Church in Ocklawaha and attended Living Waters Worship Center.

            Survivors include her son, Rick Alford of Stanford, VA, daughters Carla Chapman, Gwen Ferguson, and Sandi Boutwell, all of Ocala, 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

            Her husband of 55 years, Carl L. Alford, preceded her in death.

            Roberts Funeral Home in Ocala was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens, Ocala, Marion Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marion County Genealogical Society

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born25 Dec 1924 , last residence Ocala, Marion Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Carl LaVerne Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH MELINDA SKINNER ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—26 March 2002

 

            Alford - Ruth, 86, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2002. Biggs Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 19 Nov 1914, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Barney Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Ronald E. Alford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from her son’s obituary, and her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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SADIE I. ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 23 February 2005

 

            Alford, Sadie I., 77, of Port Richey, passed away Monday, February 21, 2005, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. Born in Packsville, W.Va., she came to this area from Whitesville, W.Va., 29 years ago. Sadie was a homemaker and belonged to the Church of Christ New Port Richey.

            Survivors include her husband, Walter Alford of Hudson; one son, Walter Gregory Alford of New Port Richey; two daughters, Janice Scofield of Ozona, Fla., and Karen N. Alford of Hudson; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren..... Prevatt Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sadie I. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 11 May 1927, last residence Hudson, Pasco Co., FL.

 

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SADIE MARIE SHARPE ALFORD

 

Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home

Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—_____ June 2008

 

Sadie Alford

(January 25, 1928 - June 19, 2008)

 

            Mrs. Sadie Marie Alford, 80, of Lake City, died early Thursday morning in the Shands at Alachua General Hospital following an extended illness. A native of Alexander County, North Carolina, Mrs. Alford had been a resident of Lake City for the past year and a half having relocated to be close to her daughter. Mrs. Alford was a home maker and was of the Baptist faith. She will forever be remembered as a great cook and was a beloved mother-in-law.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Strickland and a son, Stanley Sharpe.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tanya & Keith Norris of Lake City; a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky & Sarah Alford of Barnsville, Georgia; a brother, Al Sharpe of Hickory, North Carolina; and two sisters, Bonnie McClellan of Statesville, North Carolina and Mary Lovin of Hiddenite, North Carolina. Nine grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 23, 2008 in the chapel of the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.

 

Photos from Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sadie Marie Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

 

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SAM ALFORD

 

DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL

Daytona Beach, Volusia Co., FL—22 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

DELTONA, FL—Sam Alford, 47, of Eustace Avenue, former owner of American Coalition of Cable Services, died Saturday [Feb 20] at Bert Fish Medical Center, New Smyrna Beach.

            Mr. Alford, an Army veteran of the Vietnam War who served with Fifth Signal Corps., was born in Crestview and moved to this area in 1995. He was an avid gun and shooting enthusiast and was a member of International Lawnsteel Shooters Association, where he served as rangemaster.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary; a stepson, Joseph Whitesell, Deltona; a daughter, Tammy Barbe, Fort Walton Beach; a stepdaughter, Rebecca Whitesell, Somerset, PA.; his mother, Juanita Little, DeFuniak Springs; two sisters, Barbara Gray, Mossy Head, and Frances Perry, Pensacola; and a grandchild.... Deltona Memorial is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sam Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Feb 1951, last residence Deltona, Volusia Co., FL.

 

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SAMMIE E. ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—26 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Sammie E. Alford, 88, Ringneck Road, Orlando, died Saturday, July 24. Born in Stewart County, Ga., he moved to Central Florida in 1985. He was Baptist. Survivors: sisters, Emma, Carrie Perry, both of Orlando; brother, Willie, Ocala. Woodlawn Funeral Home, Orlando.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sammie Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 2 Oct 1910, last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            In 1900 Stewart Co. GA census has three “Alford” entries: (1) Robert Alfred 43 living alone; (2) Robert Alford 20 a niece of Walter Brinson; and (3) Charley Alford 12 enumerated with Luke L. Jackson. In neighboring Webster County the family of Rob and Willie Alford had a son Samuel born 1912 which is a pretty close fit. All these families were black.

 

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SAMUEL JACKSON ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0378

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 21 September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Dr. Samuel J. Alford, M.D., 71, died September 18, 1994.

            Born in Orlando, he graduated from medical school in 1948, served his residence here and has always practiced in Jacksonville. He was an Aviation Medical Examiner and President of the Attending Staff Association. Dr. Alford served in the Air Force during Korea. His memberships included the American Medical Assoc., Duval Medical Society, WM. B. Barnett Lodge 187, Morocco Temple, and the Scottish Rite Bodies.

            Survivors include his sons; Michael L. Alford, Stephen D. and Jewell Alford; daughter and son-in-law, Joni A. and Ronald J. Burnes; brother, Howard R. Alford, sister; Margaret A. Adams, grandchildren; Joshua Burns and Michelle Alford.

            Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 729 S. Edgewood Ave. with Pastor John McKinney, officiating. Entombment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park with Masonic Rites. The family request those desiring send memorials to Jacksonville First Seventh–Day Adventist Church or Morocco Temple Kiddie Fund. Family will receive friends 6:30 until 8:30 PM Wednesday (today) at the funeral home. Active Pallbearers will be members of Morocco Temple Flying FEZ Assoc.

 

Photo from Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Hunnicutt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Samuel J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 10 June 1923, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his son Stephen D. Alford, with whom he shares a gravestone; and his second wife, Mary Patricia Mathis McCombs Alford, in this compilation..

            We included an extensive In Remembrance article in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995, p. 19: “In Memoriam: Samuel J. Alford, 1923–1994.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Samuel Jackson 1923 FL1, Samuel Jackson 1898 FL2, Peno Elmo 1854 FL3, William R. 1834 GA4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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SARA E. REX ALFORD MOLE

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 1 June 1994

 

            Sarah (Rex) Alford Mole, 96, of Key Largo, Fla., wife of the late Stuart Alford and William Mole, died Feb. 24, 1994, at Mariner Convalescent Home, Key Largo, Fla.

            She was born Sept. 28, 1897, in Conshohocken, Pa., daughter of the late Joseph and Laura (Layer) Rex, and had lived in Bridgeport and West Cornwall prior to moving to Key Largo, Fla., 30 years ago. Mrs. Mole is survived by a sister, Laura Naethans of Los Angeles, Calif.; a niece and a nephew.

            Memorial graveside funeral service will be Saturday, June 4, 1994, 2 p.m., in Simsbury Cemetery, Simsbury, with Pastor Robert P. McGurn officiating. There are no calling hours. Vincent Funeral Home, 880 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Sara E. Mole (SS# issued in CT) but list her birth date as 28 Aug 1897, last residence Key Largo, Monroe Co., FL.

            FL Deaths lists Sara E. Mole, born 31 Aug 1897, died 24 Feb 1994 in Monroe Co.

            FL Marriages lists James William Mole and Sara E. Alford married _____ Jn 1967 in Dade Co.

 

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SHARON DIANE ALFORD BENDER

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—5 November 2010

 

            Sharon Diane Alford-Bender, 48, Sunset November 2, 2010 and Sunrise January 17, 1962. The family visitation to greet friends will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Main Street Funeral Home, 4315 Main St., Jacksonville, FL 32206. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 11:00am at Chester Church of God, 96984 Blackrock Rd., Yulee, FL. 32097.

            Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery of Chester, FL. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Marriages lists Sharon Diane Alford and Darrell Allen Bender married 28 Apr 2001 in Duval Co. Both are listed as black.

 

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SHELLY LAMAR ALFORD

 

THE STAR

Port St. Joe, Gulf Co., FL—Thursday, 18 September 1997

 

            Shelly Lamar Alford, 84, of Wewahitchka, passed away Monday morning, September 15 in Panama City following a brief illness.

            A native of Walton County, he served in the Army during WWII, and was a retired carpenter. Mr. Alford has lived in Wewahitchka for the past 20 years and was a member of the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, _____ Alford.

            Survivors include a sister, Myrtle Pryor of Darlington; three special nieces, Myrtle [?] Dean and husband, Carl, of Wewahitchka, Jo Ann Mathews and husband, Lawton of Darlington, and Betty Graham and husband Joe of Easton [?], Massachusetts.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, September 17 … at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church…. Interment followed in Limestone Cemetery.

            All services were under the direction of the Comforter Funeral Home, Wewahitchka Branch Chapel.

 

Photo from Limestone Community Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shelly L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 Oct 1912, last residence Wewahitchka, Gulf Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Shelly Lamar 1912 FL1, John Franklin 1880 FL2, James Thomas 1859 AL3, James Columbus 1830 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC, 5 Job about 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA, James 1687 VA7.

 

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SHIRLEY VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—10 October 2002

 

PENSACOLA, Fla.—Shirley Virginia Alford, 74, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002 in Pensacola.

            Mrs. Alford was a Baptist.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Ray Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters, Terrie Stewart of Pensacola and Jessica Shackelford of D’Iberville; two sons, Donald Hedges of California and Glen Alford Jr. of Pensacola; and two sisters, Jean and Melda.

            Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Biloxi National Cemetery with burial. Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley V. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 26 Apr 1928, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL, and last benefit Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS.

 

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SIBLEY LEE “SONNY” ALFORD, JR.

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Tuesday, 25 April 1995

 

            Sibley Lee “Sonny” Alford Jr., 55, of Lake City died Sunday [April 23] in Gainesville.

            The service will be at 10 a.m. CDT (11 a.m. EDT) Wednesday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Grand Ridge. Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lanier-Andler Funeral Home in Chattahoochee (663-4343).

            A native of Chipley, he had lived in Lake City for a year. He was an Army veteran and a Pentecostal.

            He is survived by a sister, Shirley D. Clenney of Panama City; and four aunts, Vida Watson of Port St. Joe, Chleo Sanders and Annie B. Alford, both of Chattahoochee, and Libby Kry of Jasper.

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Grand Ridge, Jackson Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Alton & Loudonia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sibley L. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in FL) was born 6 June 1939 and died 15 Apr 1995, last residence Lake City, Columbia Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Sibley Lee 1939 FL1, Sibley Lee 1909 FL2, Daniel Webster 1874 FL3, Wiley Walton 1811 GA4, Cullen 1775 NC5, James 1740 VA/NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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STEPHEN ALLEN ALFORD

 

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS

Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Co., FL—Friday, 1 January 2010

 

 

            Sgt. Stephen Alford passed away Dec. 28, 2009, at his home in Valparaiso, Fla.

            Steve was born on April 12, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., but lived nearly all of his life in Northwest Florida. He was a sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard, 1st Squadron, 131st Calvary and devoted nearly 30 years of his life in the service of his country. He also served in Operation Noble Eagle. Steve was a dedicated Christian and attended many area churches in both Florida and Alabama throughout his life. He loved football and never missed a chance to support his favorite teams.

            Steve is survived by his parents, Jerry and Joyce Alford; one daughter, Pamelia Michell Bolden; four grandchildren; and his five sisters, Vickie Moon, Rhonda Collinsworth, Karen Smith, Lorie Bates and Sandy North.

            A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Darlington, Fla. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. Greg Alford officiating.

            Pallbearers will be the Alabama Army National Guard. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with full military honors.

            You may go online to view obituaries, offer condolences, sign guest book, and view video tribute at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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WASHINGTON COUNTY NEWS

Chipley, Washington Co., FL—Saturday, 2 January 2010

 

            Sergeant Stephen Alford died Dec. 28, 2009 at his home in Valparaiso, Florida. Steve was born April 12, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri but lived nearly all of his life in Northwest Florida. He was a Sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard 1st Squadron 131st Calvary and devoted nearly 30 years of his life in the service of his country. He also served in Operation Noble Eagle. Steve was a dedicated Christian and attended many area churches in both Florida and Alabama throughout his life.

            He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Joyce Alford, one daughter, Pamela Michelle Bolden, four grandchildren and five sisters Vickie Moon, Rhonda Collinsworth, Karen Smith, Lorie Bates and Sandy North.

            Funeral services were held on, Jan. 2, 2010 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, with Reverend Greg Alford officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Steve Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence not listed.

            His middle name was listed in the Clary-Glenn Funeral Home obituary.

 

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STEPHEN D. ALFORD

Son of Samuel Jackson Alford, Jr., AAFA #0378

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—13 October 2001

 

            Stephen D. Alford, 46, a native and life long resident of Jacksonville died Thursday, Oct 11, 2001 after a long illness. He had served in the US Army.

            Survivors include his mother Margie Alford, his companion of 17 years, Jewell Burns, a brother Michael, sister Joni Burns and numerous other family and friends.

            A funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday, Oct 15, 2001 in the Town & Country Funeral Home Chapel…. Entombment will follow in Riverside Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stephen D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 22 July 1955, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his father, Samuel Jackson Alford Jr., which includes their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Stephen D. 1955 FL1, Samuel Jackson 1923 FL2, Samuel Jackson 1898 FL3, Peno Elmo 1854 FL4, William R. 1834 GA5, Hansford 1812 SC6, John 1787 SC7.

 

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TARA ALEXIS ALFORD

 

[She died in FL, but we are also including her obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because she was born and is buried in MS and only lived in FL for a short time.]

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 11 January 1978

 

            Funeral services for Tara Alford, age 6, were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 7, from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton. Rev. J.B. Miller was the officiating minister. Interment was made in the Hodge Hill Cemetery.

            She died Monday [January 2] at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of accidental drowning. She had been a resident of Fort Lauderdale for a short time and formerly lived in Morton.

            Survivors include her father, Walter (Shorty) Alford, Morton; her mother, Lana A. Alford, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one sister, Lauren Alford, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; maternal grandfather, Baker Austin, Prattville, Ala.; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Blanche Myers, Jackson; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Jennie Alford, and Mrs. Vera Blissett, both of Morton, and Mrs. Mack Austin, Jackson, and several aunts and uncles.

            Pallbearers were Curtis Weems, Billy Holmes, Boomer Blissett, and Dobe Blissett.

 

Photo from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her grandfather Lonnie Eugene Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Tara Alexis was the daughter of Walter E. Alford and Lana Austin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Tara Alexis 1971 MS1, Walter E. MS ???? 2, Lonnie Eugene 1925 MS3, Walter Eugene 1889 MS4, William Jackson 1848 MS5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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TEMPTATION “TEMPIE” LANGFORD ALFORD

 

SAMSON LEDGER

Samson, Geneva Co., FL—11 August 1938

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Mrs. Tempie Alford of Gaskin, Fla., died Friday night, August 5. She had lived in this section all her life.

            She leaves nine children, as follows: Mrs. Kate Dean, Mrs. Beall Allbriton, Mrs. Donie Dukes, Mrs. Mattie Warren, Mrs. Rose Dukes; S. Alford of Rome, Ga., W.T. Alford of Lakeland, Fla.; L.G. Alford of Gaskin, Fla. and B.D. Alford of Ponce de Leon, Fla; also one brother, and six sisters and a host of grand and great grandchildren. The funeral was conducted by Rev. C.T. Thames with burial in Limestone cemetery.

 

Photo from Limestone Community Cemetery, Darlington, Walton Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Durl Odom

 

AAFA NOTES: She was Temptation Langford, born 10 June 1875 (date on her gravestone), the wife of Francis Marion Alford who was from the Turner Alford (b. 1800 NC) branch of the family.

            See the obituary of her great-granddaughter Deborah Griffith Alford Carroll in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Francis Marion 1865 FL1, Francis Marion 1827 GA2, John Turner 1800 NC3, Job 1763 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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TERESA GALLON ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Friday, 7 April 2006

 

            Alford, Teresa Gallon, 47 of Orlando went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Born on August 19, 1958, she was a lifelong resident of Orlando. She graduated from Boone High School and attended Valencia Community College, Orlando. She retired from Walt Disney World and currently employed by Universal Studios, Orlando.

            She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, John W.; her daughter, Tenisha Chamaine; her father, Joe L. Gallon; mother, Annie Mae; brothers, Jerome, Ormond, Andre, all of Orlando, Glenn (Sharon) of Portsmouth, VA; several aunts and uncles, a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and loving friends.

            A visitation will be Friday, April 7, 2006 from 6-9PM at Robert Bryant Funeral and Cremation Chapel, 321 E. Michigan Street, Orlando, FL 32806, 407-240-6080. Funeral services will be held 1PM, Saturday, April 8, 2006 at the New Saint Mark Free Methodist Church, 1001 Grand St., Orlando, FL 32805 with burial immediately following at the Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Teresa G. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

 

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THELMA ALFORD WHITFIELD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—21 August 2006

 

            Thelma Alford Whitfield, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006. The graveside service will be at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday at Roselawn Cemetery. Beggs Funeral Home, Apalachee Chapel (850-942-2929) is handling arrangements. She was a homemaker and lived most of her life in Tallahassee. She was of the Full Gospel faith.

            She is survived by three sons, Tom Whitfield (and wife Laverne), Cary Whitfield (and Thelma) and Jerry Whitfield (and wife Lorrine), all of Tallahassee; a daughter, Frances L. Graham (and husband Alton) of Tallahassee; two brothers, James Alford and R.L. Alford, both of Blountstown; two sisters, Mildred Cayson and Betty Watson, both of Tallahassee; and five great-grandchildren, Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Whitfield (SS# issued in FL) was born 29 Sept 1922, last residence Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her twin brothers, Joseph Alford and James Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: James 1918 FL, Sam 1893 FL, John Tharp 1859 FL, John Bynum 1819 SC, John 1776 NC.

 

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THELMA BYRD KIRCHQUESSNER ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—21 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Thelma Alford, 52 of Tampa, Florida died Friday (11-21-97). A lifelong resident of Tampa, she was a certified nursing assistant for Vencor Hospital and Apostolic.

            She is survived by a son, Louis R. Kirchquessner; her mother, Louvenia and stepfather, William Florence; a brother, Henry C. Byrd and two grandchildren.

            Ray William Funeral Home, Rhodes and Northern, Tampa, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 4 Jan 1945, last residence not listed.

 

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THELMA FLORENCE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—3 April 2004

 

            Thelma Florence Alford, 78, died Thursday, April 1, 2004. She was born September 8, 1925, to Thomas and Eunice Alford in Mississippi. She moved to Manatee County in 1928 from Mississippi. She was a schoolteacher at Palmetto High School.

            Her niece, Pamela Kiernan; her two great nephews; and her caretaker, Tina Lauderdale, survive her.

            Interment will be at Mansion Memorial Park. Ellenton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Thelma F. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list her birth date as 9 Sept 1925, last residence Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Farrar Alford and Eunice Earline Alford; and her brother Thomas Floyd Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Thelma Florence 1925 MS1, Thomas Farrar 1892 MS2, James Leonard “Dick” 1848 MS3, Terrell 1814 NC4.

 

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THEODORE CRANDALL ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 24 October 2003

 

            Crandall Alford of Naples [Collier Co.], FL and Williamsburg, VA died on October 20, 2003 at age 79 after a brief illness.

            Dr. Alford was born in Kansas City, KS and moved to Washington, DC at the age of seven, when his father became the Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Star. He was graduated from Landon School for Boys, where he was IAC tennis champion, Haverford College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alford served as a Captain in the U.S. Navy where he helped establish the first American hospital, Bad Kreuznach, in occupied Germany.

            Following his military service, he returned home to do a surgical oncology fellowship at Sloane Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City. Dr. Alford later became one of the first head and neck oncology surgeons in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Alford was the professor of surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and did extensive cancer research at National Institutes of Health. Among his notable accomplishments were his significant contributions on the genetic potential for the identification and treatment of cancers.

            Dr. Alford was married to the late Patricia Tully Alford, who predeceased him in 2000, and is survived by his four children and their spouses, Regan and William R. Forrester, Jr. of New Orleans and Susan Alford of St. Louis, Dena and Theodore C. Alford, III of Annapolis and Cynthia and Terence John Tully Alford of Portand, OR; his granddaughters, Tully Anne Forrester, Celine Penn Forrester and Madeline Tully Alford. He is also survived by his wife Betty M. Alford and nine stepchildren and their spouses, Kathryn and Jack Richardson, Nancy and Terry Mularkey, Leslie and Scott Goetsch, Carol and Rone Baldwin, Carol and Jerry Frishman, Sharon and Clark Baldwin, Tracy and Hunter Creech, Margaret and Gary Bohlken, Kam and Ron Lemberger, Ross Mirmelstein and fifteen step-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be held Monday, October 27, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Rock Creek Cemetery, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Sts. NW, Washington, DC....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Theodore C. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 23 Nov 1923, last residence Naples, Collier Co., FL.

 

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THOMAS ALFORD, JR.

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—Friday, 24 March 1989

 

            Tom Alford, 35, 3680 N.E. Dixie Highway, Palm Bay, died Sunday [March 19]. Born in Miami, he moved to Palm Bay in 1988. He was a carpenter. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors: wife, Janet; sons, Damion, Roman, Thomas III, all of Miami. Memorial services: 1 p.m. Sunday at 3112 Troon Ave., Palm Bay. Brownlie & Maxwell Funeral Home, Melbourne.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that T. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 17 Jan 1954 and died 15 March 1989, last residence not listed.

            FL Deaths lists Thomas Alford born 17 Jan 1954, died 19 March 1989 in Brevard Co.

            FL Marriages lists Thomas Alford Jr. and Janet E. Steele married 20 Feb 1979 in Miami, Dade Co.

 

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THOMAS FARRAR ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—7 January 1965

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Thomas Farrar Alford, 72, of Ellenton died at a local rest home Wednesday (January 6, 1965). Born in McCool, MS, he came to Ellenton 38 years ago from McCool, MS. Mr. Alford was a retired farmer and a member of Mount Zion Presbyterian Church of McCool.            Survivors include his wife Mrs. Eunice Alford, a daughter Miss Thelma Alford of Ellenton; three brothers, A.H. Alford of Ellenton, J.B. Alford of Louisville, MS, and A.F. Alford of Belzona, MS; a sister Mrs. G.L. Sloan of Louisville, MS, and one granddaughter.          Funeral services will be held at Edwards Funeral Home, Friday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Jesse Joiner of the First Baptist of Ellenton officiating. Burial will be in Ellenton Community Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ralph Church, Buck Church, William Vowell, James Foy, Howell Foy and Roy Wood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            FL Deaths lists Thomas Farrar Alford, no birth date, died _____ Jan 1965 in Manatee Co.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eunice Earline Alford; and his children Thomas Floyd Alford and Thelma Florence Alford in this compilation.

            The current name of the only cemetery in Ellenton is Mansion Memorial Park.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Thomas Farrar 1892 MS1, James Leonard “Dick” 1848 MS2, Terrell 1814 NC3.

 

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THOMAS FLOYD ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—1 January 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

T.F. ALFORDS KILLED IN CRASH OF SWAMP-BUGGY

 

            A New Year’s weekend double tragedy that took the lives of a Bradenton couple in a swamp-buggy accident last Saturday [30 December 1961] at Sunniland, Florida will be marked tomorrow with double burial ceremonies in Ellenton Community Cemetery northeast of Bradenton on US 301.

            Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Floyd Alford, both 39 years old, will be lowered side by side into a double grave, but their 11 year old daughter, Celeste McLean will not be able to attend.

            Celeste lies injured in Manatee Veterans Memorial Hospital at Bradenton, also a victim of the same accident. Her condition was reported “satisfactory” today, after she suffered an injured back and other hurts. Mr. and Mrs. Alford were killed when their swamp-buggy, a low-swung vehicle with massive tires, went out of control and flipped over a railroad embankment as they were returning from a holiday hunting trip.

            The accident occurred 10-1/2 miles south of Immokalee on State Road 29. The couple’s three sons, Randy, 16 and twins Terry and Gary, 15 were following in another vehicle and were uninjured.

            A Highway Patrol officer reported the Alfords were approaching a highway dead-end when the brakes on the swamp- buggy apparently failed. The buggy crossed the intersecting Highway 840 and the machine overturned after hitting the embankment, pinning the Bradentonians beneath.

            Mr. Alford is a native of McCool, MS. He operated the Alford Plumbing firm at 512 19th Ave. W. He came to Bradenton 34 years ago at the age of 5 and has lived since then in both Bradenton and Ellenton.

            He was a member of the Ellenton Methodist Church.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Alford of Ellenton; one daughter, Pamela Alford of Anna Marie Island, one sister, Miss Thelma Alford of Ellenton. And the aforementioned step-children [Randy, Terry, and Gary].

            Mrs. Alford, the former Eva Faye Stewart of Ocala, came to Bradenton from Knoxville, TN, about 10 years ago. Aside from her children, she is survived by three brothers, Page Stewart of Oneco, Stanford Stewart of Tallahassee, and Asa Stewart of Houston, Texas, and two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Shepherd and Miss Ida Stewart, both of Oneco.

            The service will be held at 2 pm with Edwards Funeral Home of Palmetto in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 March 1922 and died _____ Dec 1961, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eva Faye Stewart Alford; parents, Thomas Farrar Alford and Eunice Earline Alford; and sister Thelma Florence Alford in this compilation.

            The current name of the only cemetery in Ellenton is Mansion Memorial Park.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Thomas Floyd 1922 MS1, Thomas Farrar 1892 MS2, James Leonard “Dick” 1848 MS3, Terrell 1814 NC4.

 

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TIMOTHY GASTON HALFORD

 

PALM BEACH POST

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Sunday, 6 February 2011

 

            Halford, Timothy G., 49, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Thursday [February 3]. All County Funeral Home and Crematory’s Del Lago Chapel, Lake Worth. Service today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Timothy Gaston Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Nov 1960 and died 4 Feb 2010, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            FL Marriages lists Timothy G. Halford and Raquel M. Richards married 22 Jan 1987 in Miami, Dade Co.

 

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TREASURE E. “JIM” ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL—Tuesday, 18 September 2007

 

            Treasure “Jim” Alford, age 70 of Pensacola, went to be with the Lord Sunday, September 16, 2007.

            He was an entertainer in his earlier years in Lexington, KY. In his later years he got saved and sang unto the Lord. He was very involved in the Philippines Ministry at Liberty Church. He founded the Feed My Sheep Ministry in the Philippines, which he was very compassionate about.

            He was preceded in death by his biological parents, Treasure & Effie Lewis and sister, Arley.

            Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Leah Alford; sons, Brad Alford and Wade Moser; step daughter, Donna Watson & husband Ed; step-sons, Eddie Bercaw & wife Doris, Randy Bercaw & wife Debra and Jeffrey Bercaw & wife Sherry; mother, Mary Alford; sisters, Daisey Peek & husband Dan, and Irene Workman; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

            The family wants to thank Covenant Hospice for their wonderful support and Leah’s sister, Annie Stead who made it possible to keep Jim at home so Leah could work.

            Funeral service will be 12:00 noon, Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at Liberty Church.... Pallbearers will be Douglas Watson, Eddie, Randy and Jeff Bercaw, Brandon Thornton and Ed Watson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Treasure E. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 Sept 1937, last residence Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL.

 

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TROY JACK ALFORD

 

[This obituary was incorrectly published with Arkansas obituaries in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2003.]

 

OCALA STAR-BANNER

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—Thursday, 23 May 2002

 

BRONSON—Troy Jack Alford, 54, a U.S. Army veteran, died Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Veterans Administration Nursing Home in Gainesville.

            A native of Newberry, he was a lifelong resident of North Central Florida.

            He is survived by his sisters, Mattie Blitch, Bronson, Elizabeth Lindley, Lorena Swain and Ann Stanford, all of Baton Rouge, La.

            Knauff Funeral Home, Williston, provided information.

 

In another article:

 

GAINESVILLE SUN

Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL—Thursday, 23 May 2002

 

NEWBERRY—Troy Jack Alford died Tuesday at the Veterans Affairs Nursing Home. He was 54.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Alachua County.

            He served in the U.S. Amy.

            Survivors include sisters Elizabeth Lindley, Ann Stanford and Lorena Swain, all of Baton Rouge, La., and Mattie Blitch of Bronson.

            Arrangements by Knauff Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Old Bronson Cemetery, Bronson, Levy Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cheryl Behrend

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Troy J. Alford (SS# issued in GL) was born 23 Sept 1947, last residence Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL.

 

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VERA NADINE JOHNS ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 17 December 1997

 

            Mrs. Vera Nadine Alford, age 74, of Jacksonville, Fla. died Monday, Dec. 15. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker, and had resided in Jacksonville all of her life.

            Survivors include her husband, Aubrey C. Alford of Jacksonville; her daughter, Annie Taylor of Orange Park; her son, Chuck Alford of Kennesaw Ga., Two brothers, Fred Johns and Curtis Johns both of Jacksonville. Five grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services will be conducted 11 A.M. Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home, with Rev. Norman Gardner, Pastor of the Ridgewood Baptist Church, Orange Park officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park, Jacksonville....

 

Photo from Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Toomey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vera N. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 7 Apr 1923, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Aubrey Charles Alford, in this article.

 

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VERLIE E. POWELL ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 28 September 1988

 

GRAND RIDGE [Jackson Co.]—Verlie E. Alford, 83, of Grand Ridge, died on Monday [September 26]. Services were held at Welcome Assembly of God Church in Dellwood, where she was a member, with burial at the church cemetery.

            A homemaker and lifelong resident of Jackson County, she is survived by three sons, Luther, Hayes, and Bobby Alford, all of Dellwood, three daughters, Hazel Tyus and Elouise Daniels, both of Dellwood, and Geneva Myers of Panama City, two brothers, S.E. “Son” Powell and Willis Powell, both of Dellwood, 19 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 1/2/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Verlie Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 14 Nov 1904, last residence Sneads, Jackson Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her daughter Hazel Alford Tyus in this compilation.

 

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VIOLA HENDERSON ALFORD

 

ORLANDO SENTINEL

Orlando, Brevard Co., FL—7 August 1997

 

            Viola H. Alford, 82, Sanso n Drive, Apopka, died Tuesday, Aug. 5. Mrs. Alford was a nurse. Born in Alabama, she moved to Central Florida in 1960. She was a member of Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.

            Survivors: sons, John R., Orlando, G. Lawson, Punta Gorda, William N., San Antonio; sister, Olivia Burt, Pensacola; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Apopka.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Viola H. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 27 Feb 1915, last residence Orlando, Orange Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Lawson Alford, in this compilation.

            Family trees at Ancestry.com list her as Claudia Viola Henderson.

 

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VIOLET D. ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Wednesday, 3 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Mrs. Violet Alford (Sanderson, FL), died July 1, 1996. Guerry Funeral HM, MacClenny, FL.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Violet D. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 16 Apr 1930 and died _____ July 1996, last residence Sanderson, Baker Co., FL.

 

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VIRGINIA ADA RANSBY ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—20 July 2001

 

            Funeral services for Ms. Virginia Ada Ransby Alford will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2001, in Ebenezer United Methodist Church....

            Ms. Alford of Jacksonville died July 15, 2001.

            [She was] a native of Franklin, GA, having resided most of her life in Jacksonville. She was employed by the Duval County School System until she retired in 1976 after 26 years of dedicated service.

            Survivors include her two sons James D. Alford, III (Maggie), of Jacksonville and Dr. L. Craig Alford (Dr. Eleanor) of Charleston, SC; one daughter, Mrs. Marilyn A. McDaniel (Otis) of Fairburn, GA; eight grandchildren: Otis McDaniel and Myron McDaniel of Fairburn, GA; Marlena Alford, James D. Alford IV, Justin Alford and Johnathan Alford of Jacksonville, FL; Lauren Alford and Leah Alford of Charleston, SC; two great-grandchildren: Deja McDaniel and Otis Tre McDaniel of Montgomery, AL; three brothers, Otis J. Ransby (Claudia), Robert Ransby, and Felton R. Ransby(Annie); and one sister, Mrs. Muriel R. Latimer(Grady); a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

            .... Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family is requesting friends to assemble at the church under the direction of Alphonso West Mortuary....

FAG photo requested 1/15/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 28 Apr 1919, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

 

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VIRGINIA ALFORD BRAY

AAFA #0437

 

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH

Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—27 February 1998

 

            Virginia Alford Bray, 79, died Feb. 24, 1998, at her residence in Ft. Myers, Fla.

            Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. In the Gunter and Peel Funeral Home chapel. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Houston Cemetery....

            Mrs. Bray was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Thorn to the late Wattie Washington Alford and Elmer Olive Berry Alford. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, a homemaker and a hospital volunteer. She was a lifetime blood donor for the American Red Cross and was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Augustus Bray, and a daughter, Jeannie Dell Bray.

            Survivors include: daughter, Nancy B. Elkin of Ft. Myers, Fla. [AAFA #0618]; brothers, Curtis Alford of Houston and J.W. Alford of Portersville, Calif.; sister, Geraldine Allen of Houston; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren....

 

 

 

Photos from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Kidd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            FL Deaths lists Virginia Bray, born 1 Jan 1919, died 24 Feb 1998 in Lee Co.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Elmer Olive Berry Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; and of her brother J.W. Alford in California Obituaries.

            Virginia’s daughter, Nancy Cheryl Elkin, AAFA #0618, wrote this memorial to her mother:

 

            On January 1, 1919 in the Thorn Community of Chickasaw Co., MS, the third child was born to Watty Washington Alford and Elmer Olive Berry Alford. They named her Virginia. There has always been some discrepancy as to her birthdate. When she applied for Social Security, she saw her birth certificate for the first time, with her birthdate listed as December 31, 1918. However, she always celebrated her birthday on New Year’s Day.

            As a child and young woman, Virginia attended the Thorn Methodist Church. A fond memory that she related was enjoying her mother’s singing. She especially liked the first Sunday in August, when there was always an “all-day singing with dinner on the ground.”

            Even as a child, she rarely missed a family reunion. When she was a little older, she always wanted to be the first one at the reunion and the last one to leave. She attended several of AAFA’s annual meetings. Her ancestry can be traced back to Jeptha Alford, the progenitor of the Alford families of Chickasaw County, MS.

            My mother often spoke of stories from her childhood. Once she was walking home from a school when a hail storm began. She quickly took off her coat and wrapped her school books in it—those were very important to her. During the Depression, her family lived on a farm and raised their own food, so she said she really never knew they were poor. They would gather food and take it about once a month to relatives who lived in town and were not as fortunate as they were!

            She attended Houston High School, quitting school the day before graduation because her parents could not afford a white dress for the ceremony. She later received her high school diploma from Owen County High School in Owenton, KY.

            Virginia married Jack Augustus “Gus” Bray on May 30, 1936 in Chickasaw County, MS. They were blessed with two daughters, Jeannie Dell Bray (11/18/1942–7/5/1954) and me, Nancy Cheryl Bray Elkin (b. 8/28/1946). Gus began his lifelong career with the Kraft Cheese Plant in May 1928 in Houston, MS. Shortly after their marriage he was transferred to Columbus, MS, and was with the Kraft Foods Company for 40 years when he retired. The family moved 27 times during their 47 years of marriage.

            Virginia was known to her daughter, grandson, and granddaughter as a tender, loving, and caring mother and grandmother. To her siblings, other relatives, and close friends, she was lovingly known as “Mama Gin.” She had a friendly, outgoing personality and made lifelong friends with each move they made. She was a marvelous homemaker and loved to make things by hand. She made so many quilts and afghans during her life that no one knows what they numbered.

            She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, a lifetime blood donor for the American Red Cross, and a volunteer at Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center.

            On February 24, 1998, my mother passed quietly away in my home in Ft. Myers, FL, of ovarian cancer. She was 79. She is also survived by her grandson, Michael Elkin of Indianapolis, IN, and her granddaughter, Angelastri of Gainesville, VA. There are three great-grandsons: Clayton Murphy Elkin, Charles Augustus Elkin, and Colten Michael Elkin, all of Indianapolis. Two brothers, Curtis Etoy Alford of Houston, MS, and J.W. Alford of Portersville, CA, and one sister, Margaret Geraldine Allen of Houston, MS, also survive.

            She was preceded in death by her daughter Jeannie Dell, her parents Watt and Ollie Alford, and two sisters, Georgia Olline Alford Lawson (8/25/1927–8/21/1987) and Mary Ethel Alford Wimberley (11/21/1911–11/18/1995).

            A celebration of Virginia’s life was held in the Gunter-Peel Funeral Home, Columbus, MS on February 28, 1998, with burial in the Houston Cemetery in MS, next to her husband and daughter.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Virginia 1919 MS1, Watty Washington 1891 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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WALTER B. ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—25 October l995

 

            Walter B. Alford, 75, passed away 10/23/95 in Middleburg. Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Clara L. Alford, two daughters Kathy Andrews and Donni Jean McClellan; two brothers James Pete and Vernon K. Alford; two sisters Mary Russell and Bety J. Moore. Also many nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be Thursday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Holly Hill Funeral Home, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg. Funeral service Friday 11:00 AM at Holly Hill Chapel. Officiating will be Larry Finley. Interment Holly Hill Cemetery. For those of you who wish, contributions to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

 

Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Middleburg, Clay Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Linda Kersey – no email – left Edit message on Walter 12/23/11

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter B. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 June 1920, last residence Middleburg, Clay Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Clara Lee Alford, in this compilation.

 

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WALTER GREGORY ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Wednesday, 7 February 2007

 

            Alford, Walter G., 71, of Hudson, Fla., died Monday, February 5, 2007, at Marliere Care Center, New Port Richey. Born in Montgomery, Ala., he arrived in the area in 1966 from Montgomery. He was a retired storekeeper employed by General Telephone Co. He was a member of River Road Church of Christ in New Port Richey.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Alford of Hudson; his son, Walter Gregory Alford of New Port Richey; his daughter, Karen Alford of Hudson; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Prevatt Funeral Home 7709 State Road 52 Hudson, FL 34667 (727) 863-3700.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter G. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 Feb 1935, last residence Hudson, Pasco Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Carol M. Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Walter Gregory Alford and Mary Jane Christie married 10 July 1982 in Pasco Co., FL.

 

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WALTER HOYLE ALFORD

AAFA #0555

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Friday, 3 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Funeral services for Walter Hoyle Alford will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, October 4, 1997 from the graveside at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL with Rev. George Lutz, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating.

            Mr. Alford was born on January 5, 1908 in Parkerville, GA and died on October 2, 1997 in Jacksonville, FL. Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Horne Alford; two daughters, Carolyn Chambliss [AAFA #0965] and her husband, John, and Vesta Beany [AAFA #1084]; two sisters, Beatrice Parramore [AAFA #0158] and Louise Aiken [sic: Ekin] [AAFA #0177]; brother, Lodwick Alford [AAFA #0011]; four grandchildren, John Chambliss, Dale Chambliss Long, Kristen Beany Hogue and Karla Beany Venos; and many nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends Friday (today) from 6-8 PM at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or the Alzheimers Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Walter H. Alford (SS# issued in FL).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Horne Alford; and brother Marvin Floyd Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Sarah Beatrice Alford Parramore, AAFA #0158; and his sister-in-law Flora Bell King Alford, AAFA #0517, in Georgia Obituaries.

            Walter was the brother of one of AAFA’s founders, Lodwick Houston Alford, AAFA #0011.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Walter’s lineage: Walter Hoyle 1908 GA1, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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WALTER PAISLEY ALFORD

Uncle of Barney Millen Alford, AAFA #0150

 

From book: Crawford, Helen Wooddell. NEWSPAPER OBITUARIES, CHEROKEE COUNTY, TEXAS. Jacksonville, TX: By the author, 1984.

 

No newspaper name

Cherokee Co., TX—Thursday, 20 June 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Father of two local women, W.P. Alford, 72, died at Bonifey [sic: Bonifay], Florida, Wednesday night, after an illness of several months.

            Survivors include his wife, four daughters, Mrs. R.L. Price and Mrs. E.H. Williams of Jacksonville [TX]; Mrs. Ann Cates and Mrs. Sue Howell of Bonifey; one son, John Alford of Bonifey; and two grandchildren

            Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Teel Funeral home in Bonifey.

 

Photo from Bonifay Cemetery, Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mary Greer Thomas – email sent 1/26/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 4 Apr 1896 and died _____ June 1968, last residence Bonifay, Holmes Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his daughter Ann Alford Kates in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Betty Jean Alford Williams in Texas Obituaries. [xxxInclude this when next TX Obits update after Jan 2012 goes online.]

            For more information on this family, see Alford Brothers in West Florida, AAFA ACTION, September 1988.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Walter Paisley 1896 GA3, John McRae 1861 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WARREN ERIC ALFORD

 

CITRUS COUNTY CHRONICLE

Crystal River, Citrus Co., FL—Sunday, 19 October 2008

 

            W. Eric Alford, 50, of Homosassa, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at Hospice House of Lecanto.

            Born Aug. 10, 1958, in Fairbanks, Alaska, and moved to Brooksville, Fla., in 1963. A Graduate of Hernando High and received a Master Degree in Biology while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Eric was a U.S. Air Force veteran of Desert Storm and Iraq, and retired after 20 years of service with the Air Force with the rank of Master Sergeant.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Tami Lynn Alford, and brother Edward Stearns.

            Survived by his mother, Joanne Alford of Chassahowitzka, FL; father George E. Alford of Lake City, FL; brother David Alford and wife Suzanne of Brooksville; 3 sisters Karen Mathews of Greensboro, NC, Bobbie Lewie and husband Chuck of Homosassa and Mary Ann Wilson of Brooksville; great nieces and nephews, Josh Drum and wife Rhonda, Cari Hobbs and husband Ron, Emily Alford, Robert Mathews and Veronica Wilson; great nephews and great niece, Aaron, Kyle and Alexis Hobbs; best friends Bret and Kathy Ibsen.

            Memorials may be given Eric’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs.

 

In another article:

 

LAKE CITY REPORTER

Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—Tuesday, 21 October 2008

 

            Warren Eric Alford, age 50, of Lake City, passed away on October 15, 2008 of an extended illness. He was the son of George Edgar and Joe Ann Alford.

            He served our country in the U.S Airforce for 20 years

            Mr. Alford is survived by his father, George E. Alford of Lake City, Fl., mother, Joe Ann Alford of Homosassa, Fl.; sister, Mary Ann Wilson of Brooksville, Fl. and a brother, David Vance Alford, also of Brooksville, Fl. Other family and friends survive.

            Arrangements are incomplete at this time. A memorial service will be anonounced at a later time.

 

 

Photos from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Lake City, Columbia Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the contributor and photographer, Norma Laverne Alford, cousin of Warren Eric Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Warren Eric Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Warren Eric 1958 FL1, George Edgar 1926 FL2, Riley Randall 1879 FL3, John Wesley 1849 FL4, Hansford 1812 SC5, John 1787 SC6.

 

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WAYNE CLAYTON ALFORD

 

Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home

Palatka, Putnam Co., FL—_____ November 2009

 

 

            Wayne Clayton “Booger” Alford, age 54, of Palatka, went to be with his Lord & Savior Sunday November 29, 2009 at his home following an extended yet courageous battle against cancer & a dying desire to be with our Lord.

            Wayne, affectionately known as Booger & Frecklebird was born in Loris, South Carolina May 7, 1955 to Ebbie & Louise Alford. He was the quarterback of Central High School and a baseball player from 1972 to 1974. Early on in life, he was a military police with the U.S. Army and later was employed at Seminole Electric. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Bardin and was a 1974 graduate of Palatka Central High School. He faced many challenges in life, but will always be remembered as a loving dad and a devout Christian.

            Wayne will meet many loved ones at Heaven’s gate including his dad, Ebbie Alford; his sister, Yvonne Carole Alford Feaster; brother, Reggie Alford, sister-in-law, Betty Jean Alford and his niece Regina Alford May.

            He leaves behind many loved ones to mourn his passing including his mother, Louise Alford; his 3 children, daughter, Lindsey Wimberley & husband, Charles, son, Gabe Alford and youngest daughter, Chelsi Alford; his dear friend and mother of his children, Lisa Vaught; brothers, Rick Alford & wife, Peggy, Timmy Alford & wife, Martha, Stevie Alford & wife, Debbie and David Bill Feaster and companion, Kim; sister, Gloria Alford; nephews, Scott Alford & wife Sherri, and Stevie Alford; nieces, Wendy Gregory and husband, Mack, Paige Visitin & husband, Jim, Sam Alford, Shanna Alford, Kanyon Szilva & husband, Peter, Rachel Wilkinson & husband, Daniel, Kendall Alford, and Kaylee Alford; 6 great nephews, 3 great nieces, 1, great-great-nephew, 1 great-great-niece, along with his first expected grandson, Bryce Wimberley and family friend, Debbie Chesser.

            Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday December 3rd at Bethany Baptist Church in Bardin with Rev. Glenn Martin and Rev. Mitchell Johns officiating. The U.S. Army will conduct military honors. Burial will take place in Etoniah Cemetery in Bardin at a later date. In celebration of his life a memorial video will be shown. Friends may call Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.

 

Photo from Etoniah Cemetery, Bardin, Putnam Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, George E. Cunningham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wayne Clayton Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Palatka, Putnam Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his father, Ebbie C. Alford; and his brother Reggie A. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Wayne Clayton 1955 SC1, Ebbie C. 1920 SC2, Joseph Preston 1877 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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WILLIAM C. ALFORD

 

ST. PETERSBURG TIMES

St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 February 2010

 

            Alford, William C. “Bill” 72, of Spring Hill, died Feb. 8, 2010. He is survived by son Jason (Shellie); daughter Candace; 1 brother; 3 sisters & 2 grandchildren. Merritt Funeral Home-Spring Hill.

 

In another article:

 

Merritt Funeral Home

Spring Hill, FL—_____ February 2010

 

            Alford, William C. “Bill”, age 72 of Spring Hill died Monday, February 8, 2010 at HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville. Born in Baker County, GA he came to this area 5 years ago from Ohio. He was a city government sign technician engineer and a Christian.

            Survivors include his son: Jayson (Shellie) Alford of Spring Hill; daughter: Candace Alford of Spring Hill; brother: Robert Alford of CO; sisters: Lucille Bridgeman of OH, Candace Alford of GA, Patricia Vaughn of NJ; 2 grandchildren: Mikayla Alford and Alyssa Mincy and several nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be conducted 11:00AM Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice.

            Arrangements by Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel (352) 686-6649

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William C. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 19 Jan 1938, last residence Brooksville, Hernando Co., FL.

 

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WILLIAM FRANK ALFORD

 

[He died in FL, but we are also including his obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because of his close ties to SC.]

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 19 June 1930

 

            W. Frank Alford, former Dillonite, aged 52, who was with [illegible] Refrigerator Co., Tampa, Fla., died suddenly with a heart attack at 4:30 Thursday afternoon [June 12], after being up all night on an emergency job.

            Mr. Alford was the son of the late Frierson Alford and Annie David Alford. He was born in Dillon, attended the city schools, and left here 24 years ago to take a position with the Southern Oil Co., in Columbia, where he worked for 17 years afterwards going to Florida.

            The body arrived from Tampa Saturday morning and was taken immediately to the Alford burial ground, 12 miles from Dillon, where funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Ward. Many relatives and friends were present and the floral tributes were beautiful.

            The following sisters and brothers survive: Mrs. C.H. [Charles Herman (Mamie)] Burroughs, Goldsboro, N.C.; Mrs. W.E. [William Elijah (Annie Belle)] Gary and W.D. [William David] Alford, Tampa; T. Brooks Alford, Charleston; Howard Alford, Sumter, and J.F. Alford, Dillon.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that he was born 20 June 1887, but we list him as Frank William Alford. If he was William Frank, this family had two sons named William.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, James Frierson Alford Sr. and Annie Spears David Alford (her obituary is also in this compilation); and his brothers James Frierson Alford Jr. and Thomas Brooks Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            On his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is William Frank Alford, single age 29, working at a cotton seed oil mill in Columbia, SC. He signs his name W. Frank Alford, says he was born 20 June 1887 in Dillon, SC, and is responsible for his dependent mother. He has blue eyes and red hair.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: William Frank 1887 SC1, James Frierson 1846 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIAM JACKSON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 19 April 1965

 

            Service will be held Wednesday for a former St. Albans resident, William J. Alford, 75, of Winter Park, Fla. He died Friday [April 16] at his home after a heart attack.

            .... Service at 2:30 p. m. in Tornado Methodist Church where Mr. Alford was a member. Burial will follow in Teays Hill Cemetery.

            He was a retired C. & O. Railway engineer, a World War I veteran, and a member of St. Albans Masonic Lodge.

            He is survived by his wife, Esther. The body is at Alley and Casdorph Funeral Home at St. Albans.

 

 

Photos from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            William Jackson Alford was the son of William Dawson “Doss” Alford and Cleopatra Wood.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: William Jackson 1889 WV1, William Dawson 1850 WV2, William 1822 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WILLIAM R. ALFORD, JR.

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 4 December 2002

 

            William R. Alford Jr., 93, of Largo, Fla., died April 21. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Syracuse in 1943 and lived there until moving to Largo in 1973. He retired in 1973 as director of sales for WSYR Radio and TV after 30 years. He was former president of the Syracuse Advertising Club and the Sales Executive Club. He was a member of Cazenovia Golf Club and Sedgwick Farms Tennis Club.

            His first wife, Sarah, died in 1979; his second wife, the former Jeanne Webber, died in 2000.

            Survivors: Four sons, William R. III of Las Cruces, N.M., Richard R. of New York City, Peter H. of Tilton, N.H., and Michael P. of Englewood, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services: Were in Winston-Salem, N.C. Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, had arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William R. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 11 June 1908, last residence Winston Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

 

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WILLIAM RAY ALFORD

 

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services

Ocala, Marion Co., FL—_____ July 2011

 

 

June 10, 1942 - July 13, 2011

 

THE VILLAGES—William Ray Alford, 69, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011.

            Mr. Alford was born in Cedar Key, and moved to The Villages from Wildwood in 2002. He was a State Farm insurance agent; member of St. Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church, Summerfield; and a Navy veteran.

            Survivors include his wife, Blanche F.; son, Todd, Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Theresa De Almagro, Pembroke Pines, Janice Mitchell, Lakeland; brothers, John Wayne and James Glenn, both of Lakeland; and seven grandchildren.

            A funeral Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 16, with visitation one hour prior to services.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church Foundation, 7081 SE Hwy. 42, Summerfield, FL 34491.

            Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, The Villages, is in charge of arrangements….

 

Cemetery Details:

 

Florida National Cemetery

6502 SW 102nd Avenue

Bushnell, FL, 33513

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William Ray Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence FL.

 

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WILLIAM RAYFORD ALFORD

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Tuesday, 4 January 1994

 

            William Rayford Alford died Saturday, January 1, 1994. He was a native of Sanderson, Florida and was a member of Fleet Reserve #126 & Masonic Lodge #297.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Alford; one son, James E. Alford; one daughter, Mary Ann Carroll; three grandchildren; two stepbrothers, Herbert and George C. Alford; one sister, Mary Deck; and several aunts, uncles & cousins.

            Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd. with Brother Jerry Powers officiating. Friends may call Tuesday from 6:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William R. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 19 Apr 1924, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Thomas Hutchinson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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WILLIE MARSHALL ALFORD

AAFA #0128

 

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THE HERALD

Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL—Tuesday, 21 February 1995

 

            Willie Marshall Alford, 75, of Bradenton, died Feb. 19, 1995, in Manatee Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be 6–8 p.m. today at Bradenton Funeral Home, 5100 Cortex Road. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.... Burial will be in Skyway Memorial Gardens, Palmetto....

            Born in Hinds County, Miss., Mr. Alford came to Manatee County from Fort Myers in 1967. He was retired from Gator Asphalt Co., in 1983 after 16 years. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Bradenton. He was a veteran of World War II and Korean War.

            He is survived by his wife, Beatrice V.; a daughter, Diane Thiers of Bradenton; two sons, Butch, of Fort Myers and Randy, of Bradenton; three sisters, E. Margarite Bishop and Verdie E. Dees, both of Jackson, Miss., and Susie L. Conley of Crystal Springs, Miss.; two brothers, Ralph E. and Robert S., both of Jackson; and nine grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Nov 1919, last residence Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

 

From AAFA ACTION, Issue #31, written by Gil Alford:

 

      Willie was the son of Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby. He married Beatrice Virginia Ponder Alford on 3 December 1945 in Brandon, Rankin Co., MS. They had three children:

 

William Marshall Alford born 5 June 1947

Carolyn Diane Alford born 4 August 1950

David Randall Alford born 10 June 1953

      He was born and raised on a farm near Jackson, MS, and spent the first 20 years of his life there. He was attending school in Terry, MS, but he left when he was 17 and worked painting houses. On 29 November 1939, just after his 20th birthday, he joined the U.S. Army and spent the next nine years in service. He served in England, France, and Belgium in late 1944 and 1945, returning to the states in November 1945.

      He remained in service and was with the occupation forces in Japan in 1946 and 1947. He returned to the United States and was discharged in July 1948. He completed the mechanics courses at the Armored Forces School, Ft. Knox, Kentucky and the Tank School, Detroit, Michigan, and was a master mechanic and a tractor mechanic.

      He served as a master sergeant, the highest enlisted rank possible, with the 3509th Ordnance Medium Automotive Maintenance Company, the 703rd Ordnance Maintenance Company, and with the 8th Army Auto Maintenance School in Japan. He was qualified as a sharpshooter with the US Caliber 30 carbine. He continued his service in the inactive Army reserves and was recalled to active duty in September 1950 when he was sent to Korea. He served in Korea from November 1950 through March 1951. He returned to the states and was discharged again. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the Army of Occupation Medal - Japan, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Service Star for the Rhineland Campaign, and the Korean Service Medal.

      Between his tours of duty with the army, Willie worked as a truck driver for the Dunn Construction Company, a road construction company, and he went back to work for them when he returned from Korea. From 1951 to 1967 he held all kinds of jobs in road construction from truck driver to general superintendent and worked in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. In November of 1967 he moved to a new company, General Asphalt, as Vice President of Construction and spent the next 15 years in that job, spending considerable time traveling for the company.

      He was an avid bowler and taught his children to love and enjoy the sport. When serving in the army in Japan he worked as a pin setter at the local G.I. bowling alley. In 1970 he took up golf and played at every opportunity until a bad ankle began to pain too much. He was on the Bay Pines course in Orlando when he had his first heart attack in 1974.

      His second cousin Cecil Wylie Alford [AAFA #0012], of Denver, Colorado, introduced Willie to AAFA in January 1989. In the short six years that followed many in AAFA became acquainted with Willie. They came to respect, admire, and love him for his friendly, cooperative, “can do” spirit.

      When he submitted his application for membership, a letter came along with it saying, “I don’t know how good I will be as I have dodged administrative work when possible—altho I have had to do some in the past. With some help from you and others I will be willing to try to fill the job as Cemetery Project Officer for the state of Florida, if there is no one else to take the job.”

      I a month later in February, he wrote, “If you do not as yet have a Cemetery Project Officer for Mississippi, I would be glad to take both Florida and Mississippi to get things started. I was raised in Mississippi and possibly could get some help in searching some of the cemeteries.”

      In a later February letter: “I am working on some addresses here in Florida and keep trying to send out a few letters trying to reach some new members.” Still in February: “I received your letter yesterday and also the Founding Membership Certificate which I am proud of. I will as I have time be trying to recruit some new members both here and back in Mississippi.... I will write to several papers here in Florida and see if I can find some with a genealogical columnist. I have a lot to learn but am willing to help wherever I can.”

      He served AAFA as representative for the State of Florida. He assisted the editor of the quarterly by typing numerous files into computer records and assisted the census team by entering thousands of census records into the computer. He was also the member responsible for maintaining the master computer genealogy files for his main branch of the family. He acquired and provided AAFA records, such as death certificates, for many Mississippi Alfords. He was a close and much loved friend of many Association members, and he will be greatly missed.

 

From a newspaper article, source and date unknown

 

For the first time in seven years Master Sgt. N.B. Alford of Jackson was reunited with three of his four brothers. Sgt. Alford is stationed at the Galveston, Tex., Army Air Field.

Those making the visit were Tech, Sgt. Willie M. Alford of Ft. Benning, Ga., Chief Petty Officer Ralph E. Alford on 30-day leave, and Robert S. Alford, an aircraft company employee of Dallas. His eldest brother, Tech. Sgt. Glenn W. Alford, stationed at McKenny, Tex. was unable to come.

Sergeant Alford is at present serving at the Galveston Army Air Field, Galveston, Tex., in the capacity of group radio inspector of the ... Fighter Bombing Group, and has seen service since 1933. Having enlisted at Fort Benning, Georgia has served at various fields throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico. Not since 1937 has he been able to arrange to be with as many brothers at the same time. Since 1933, he has seen his mother and father and five sisters but twice--when transferred from Lakeland Army Air Field to Galveston Army Air field and one overnight stop at Jackson Air base while flying as radio operator in May, 1942.

Willie S. Alford has served the past-four years with the Ordnance Service Maintenance branch of the service. At present, he is stationed at Fort Benning, and on furlough, thus making it possible for him to attend the “get-together.”

Chief Petty Officer Alford of the Maritime service, now on a 30-day leave, has spent the past seven months in North Africa, Sicily and Italy.

To complete the foursome, was the youngest brother, Robert S. Alford, age 16, an employee of the North American Aircraft Company in Dallas. He is “marking time” until March, when he will be 17 years of age and eligible to enlist in the navy.

The eldest of the boys, Technical Sergeant Glenn W. Alford, who enlisted in the armed forces in 1943, could not attend due to the fulfillment of his duties at the Ashburn hospital, McKenney, where he is now stationed. Medical Corpsman Sergeant Glenn was stationed in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor and was rushed to Hickam Field to attend the wounded. Robert and Sergeant Glenn see each other quite often in Dallas.

Sergeant Willie M. and Chief Perry Officer Ralph E. accompanied by their respective fiancees, Misses Irene and Beatrice Ponder of Jackson, first visited Robert and Glenn at Dallas and took Robert along to visit Master Sgt. N. B. in Galveston. They had a good time, except for the difficulty in getting Robert into the various night-clubs in town because of his age.

Master Sergeant Alford recently became the proud father of an 8-pound 10-ounce baby boy. Mrs. Alford is now living with her parents in Tampa, Fla., and hopes to soon return to the side of her husband.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Willie Marshall 1919 MS1 Nathan Bell 1886 MS2 Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3 Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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WILSON ALFRED “RED” ALFORD

 

THE LEDGER

Lakeland, Polk Co., FL—Monday, 14 January 2008

 

Photo from Oak Ridge Funeral Care

 

HAINES CITY—Wilson A. “Red” Alford, 72, of Haines City, FL, died January 12, 2008, at his residence due to cancer.

            He was born August 15, 1935 in Opp, Alabama, and moved to Haines City from Opp when he was 15. Red owned and operated W.A. Alford Harvesting, Inc. and he was of the Baptist faith. Red really loved to fish and spend time with his family.

            He is survived by his wife, of 53 years, Geraldine Alford; daughter, Patricia Alford of Haines City; grandson, Michael Towns and his wife Stacey M. of Haines City; great grandson, Austin Michael Towns of Haines City; sister, Hazel Dawson of Haines City; brothers, James Alford of Auburndale, FL, Archie Alford of Long View, TX, and Dempsey Alford of Port Orange, FL.

            Visitation will be Tuesday 1/15/08 from 5-7 p.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City. Funeral services will be Wednesday 1/16/08 at 2 p.m. at Still Water Christian Life Center….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilson A. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Haines City, Polk Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his wife, Donnie Geraldine Griger Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Donnie Geraldine Griger and Wilson Alfred Alford, married 1954 in Polk Co.

 

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WINIFRED HOLFORD DELIFUS FIELDS

 

FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—11 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mrs. Winifred Delifus Fields of 3626 Morris Ave. died June 7, 1999 in a local hospital. A Jacksonville native, Mrs. Fields was a graduate of Ribault Senior High School, Class of 1977. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Fields, Jr.; daughter, Ms. Danielle Delifus; sons Curtis A. and Timothy M. Fields; grandson, Markiese D. Thomas; mother, Mrs. Ruth D. Holford; father, Ferdinand D. Holford; 3 aunts; 5 uncles; a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Fields will be held at 1PM, Saturday, June 12, 1999 in Faith Temple Church of God in Christ.... Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery. The cortege will assemble at 3626 Morris Ave. under the direction of Alphonso West Mortuary, Inc....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ZONA MAE “JACKIE” ALFORD HEATH

 

DAILY COMMERCIAL

Leesburg, Lake Co., FL—7 August 2004

 

            Zona Mae Heath, 86, of Leesburg, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2004.

            Born in Lake City, she was married to Fred Heath who preceded her in death. Jackie moved to Leesburg in the 1940’s, worked as an operator for the Leesburg Telephone Company, Florida Telephone, and their successors before retirement. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and the First Baptist Church of Leesburg.

            Survivors include a son, Joseph W. (Connie) Heath of Leesburg; grandsons, Joseph W. II and Christopher Kevin Heath; great-granddaughter, Ciera; brothers, Edgar and Dan Alford of Lake City; and sister, Delmer Cobb of Jacksonville.

            She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, August 9, 2004 at the Page-Theus Funeral Home Chapel in Leesburg. Entombment followed in Lone Oak Cemetery in Leesburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zona M. Heath (SS# issued in FL) was born 18 March 1918, last residence Leesburg, Lake Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings A.V. Alford, Callie Alford Register, Lessie Alford Wheeler, and Levern Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Zona Mae 1918 FL1, Riley Randall 1879 FL2, John Wesley 1849 FL3, Hansford 1812 SC4, John 1787 SC5.

 

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ZORA LEE BULLOCK GOODSON ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 4 October 2006

 

QUINCY—Zora Lee Alford, 84, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. The service will be at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. EDT today at Independent Funeral Home (850-875-1529)....

            She was a lifelong resident of Gadsden County. She was of the Baptist faith and had a great love for her family.

            She is survived by two sons, Johnny Goodson (wife Jane) of Quincy and Robert W. Goodson (wife Nancy) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Peggy Manchac of Quincy; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley Alford, and a son, Billy Goodson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zora L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 20 July 1922, last residence Mount Pleasant, Gadsden Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Wesley Alford, in this compilation.

            FL Marriages lists Zora Lee Bullock and Robert W. Goodson, married 1938 in Gadsden Co.

            FL Divorces lists Robert W. Goodson and Zora Lee, divorced 1953 in Liberty Co.