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Represented here are all obituaries we currently have for “Alfords” who died in Georgia that HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED in AAFA ACTION, plus those included in the Fall 1998 and Winter 2000 issues. As time permits, we will add obituaries that we previously included in AAFA ACTION and periodically post updates, including newly acquired obituaries and additional “AAFA NOTES.” As always, we welcome information you might have on these or any other “Alfords” who died in Georgia.

 

 

GEORGIA 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) usually adds notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. However, in the interest of making the obituaries available online, we did not add notes to most of these Georgia obituaries. 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 May 5, 2012

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Georgia 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. Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC (DNA Group One)

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

            Needham Judge Alford 1789 NC (5 Generations)

            Edwin Barksdale Alford 1792 NC (5 Generations)

            Lucy Alford Maines about 1793 NC (5 Generations)

            Julius C. Alford 1797 GA (4 Generations

            William Alford 1804 GA (5 Generations

            Nancy Alford Berryhill 1805 GA (4 Generations)

            John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Seaborn John Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Moses Alford 1810 LA (3 Generations)

            Joseph W. Alford 1816 LA (3 Generations)

            Martha Alford Stovall 1820 LA (5 Generations)

 

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

This line goes back to #1.

 

4. Known Descendants of Jacob Alford, born 1738 VA, & Mary Pace

This line goes back to #1.

 

 

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ALICE MARION PEEK ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 18 January 2010

 

            Mrs. Alice Marion Peek Alford of SW Atlanta passed away on Jan. 17, 2010. Plans to be announced by Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel 404-349-3000.

 

In another article:

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 20 January 2010

 

 

             A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Alice P. Alford will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2010 at 11:00 am at Wheat Street Baptist Church, 359 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta. Instate 10:00 am. Rev. Dr. Michael Neely Harris, Pastor. Rev. Leon Hogan, Eulogist. Interment Westview Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the church at 10:30 am on the day of service. Murray Brothers 404-349-3000 mbfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 2 July 1923, last residence Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

 

 

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ANGUS LINDER “AL” ALFORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

 

            Angus Linder (Al) Alford, age 97, of Tucker, GA, died Monday evening, April 17, 2006. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

 

In another article:

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

 

 

            Angus Linder Alford was born on December 27, 1908 in Hartwell, Georgia, son of Owen Judson Alford and Louise Linder Alford. He went to grammar school and high school in Hartwell and was quite a good athlete in high school, playing basketball, football and baseball. He was raised by his grandparents after his mother died of tuberculosis when he was two years old and his father died in the flu epidemic in 1918. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Administration and remained an ardent Bulldog Fan.

            He lived in Hartwell and worked in his grandfather’s dry goods store until he and his wife, Mary Talton Alford moved to Atlanta in 1937 and he went to work for Sears Roebuck. He was a buyer for Sears for 35 years until his retirement in 1972. At Sears his colleagues always called him “AL”, because his intials were A.L. No one has ever called him by his given name, Angus, and only family members and close friends called him Linder. Some of his working buddies liked to call him “Hopalong” because he looked so much like Bill Boyd, the actor who played Hopalong Cassidy in the movies. Little kids used to come up to him and ask him if he really was Hopalong Cassidy, and he always hated to tell them he really wasn’t.

            His wife died in 1961 and he lived alone in his home in Decatur until moving into an assisted living facility in Tucker in November, 2001. He was a member of the Decatur First Baptist Church.

            He has a daughter, Barbara Reed, a son-in-law, Bob Reed, two grandsons, Robert David Reed and John Alford Reed and one great-grandson, Alec Alford Reed.

            He continued to participate in sports most of his life. He played golf at the American Legion course in Avondale Estates and actually scored two “holes in one” in the 1970’s. His grandsons now proudly display those golf balls and scorecards in their homes. He bowled into his late 80’s and also jogged about 3 miles three times a week until he was 83 years old. The funeral will be Thursday, April 20, 2006, at 11 AM in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel with Dr. Loren Pugh officiating. Interment Hartwell Cemetery at 3:30 PM. The family will receive friends following the service at the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

 

In another article:

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 20 April 2006

 

Linder Alford, 97, UGA grad of class of 1931, buyer for Sears

By Derrick Henry

 

            Angus Linder Alford went by several names. To his family, he was Linder. To his friends and colleagues he was Al, a derivative of his initials. To neighborhood children, he was frequently mistaken for Hopalong Cassidy, the enormously popular TV and film cowboy of the 1940s and 1950s.

            He never went by the name Angus.

            As a regional buyer for Sears’ nursery department 1949-72, Mr. Alford supplied a generation of gardeners with their needs for flowers, plants and shrubs. He was respected as a leader and made his department a profitable one, said his daughter, Barbara Reed of Tucker.

            Because of his striking resemblance to William Lawrence Boyd, the actor who played Hopalong Cassidy, she said, “Little kids would come up to him on the street and ask if he was Hopalong Cassidy. He always hated to have to tell them no and disappoint them.”

            One night his friends decided to have some fun. At a store opening for Sears, a colleague told the emcee that a celebrity was in the crowd. The spotlight was directed on Mr. Alford, and the emcee told the crowd it was Hopalong Cassidy.

            Mr. Alford, 97, died Monday of heart failure at his assisted living residence, Sunrise at Tucker. The funeral is 11 a.m. today at Bill Head Funeral Home, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel.

            The Hartwell native had a tough childhood. His mother died of tuberculosis when he was 2. His father died from flu when he was 9. He was reared by his grandparents, Angus Notley Alford and Arlie Fisher Alford. Mr. Alford helped out his grandfather in his dry goods store on the town square.

            After graduating from the University of Georgia with a business degree in 1931, Mr. Alford returned to work for his grandfather. It was during the Depression, and they frequently were paid in poultry, pigs and produce.

            Mr. Alford saw an attractive young woman walk by the store, asked about her and said he’d like to meet her. A dinner date was arranged that very night. It was love at first sight for Mr. Alford and Mary Elizabeth Talton, who was in town to visit her aunt. They married in 1933 and lived with his grandparents.

            In 1937, the couple moved to Atlanta, where Mr. Alford landed a job stocking the warehouse at Sears for $5 a week. Four years later, Sears sent him to Chicago where he became a buyer for dairy equipment. He was transferred to Atlanta in 1949 to work for the nursery department.

            More tragedy struck in 1961. Mr. Alford’s wife died. “I gave him permission to remarry, but he never did,” his daughter said. “Every widow lady in DeKalb County brought him meals for a while, until they realized he wouldn’t give in. He said he was a one-woman man.”

            Mr. Alford “learned to cook enough not to starve,” she said.

            At his Decatur residence, he made his own repairs and mowed his lawn. An avid golfer, he had a handicap of 8-10 strokes and shot two holes-in-one at the American Legion course in Avondale Estates during the 1970s. He jogged 3 1/2 miles at least three times a week until he fell and broke his arm when he was 83. He was forced to stop golfing as well but continued to bowl.

            Into his late 80s, Mr. Alford bowled weekly at Suburban Lanes with 14 cronies. He averaged more than 200 a game, his daughter said. When virtually all his bowling buddies had died, Mr. Alford quietly laid his own ball to rest.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Angus L. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Tucker, Dekalb Co., GA.

            See the obituary of his father, Owen Judson Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Angus Lindner 1908 GA1, Owen Judson 1888 GA2, Angus Notley 1861 GA3, James Berry 1841 NC4, Lodwick 1802 NC5, Drewry Cade 17836.

 

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ANNIE INAH ANDERSON ALFORD

 

BRUNSWICK NEWS

Brunswick, Glynn Co., GA—Thursday, 6 November 2003

 

            Annie Inah Anderson Alford, 97, died Monday [Nov. 3].

            The funeral service was to have been at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Kingsland.... Burial was to follow in Lawnwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include her children, Alma Larsen of Burlington, Wash., Doris Crosslen of Brunswick, Robert Vaughn Jr. of Kingsland and Irene Weller of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; three sisters; a brother; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren....

            Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors in Fernandina Beach is in charge of arrangements.

 

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ANNIE LAURIE ALFORD PSALMONDS

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Thursday, 5 May 2005

 

COLUMBUS, GA—Annie Laurie Psalmonds, 87, of Columbus, died Wednesday, May 4 at St. Francis Hospital. Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7 in the Memorial Mausoleum in Parkhill Cemetery, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Psalmonds was born April 4, 1918 in Columbus, daughter of Seals Myrick and Lena Alford. She has lived in Columbus most of her life and was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Morningside Elementary and Trinity School. She was a member of Midland United Methodist Church.

            She was the widow of Joseph Bartow Psalmonds, Sr.

            Survivors include her sons, Joe and his wife Beth Psalmonds of Shreveport, LA and Phillip and his wife Maryann Psalmond of Midland, Ga.; a brother, Ted L. Alford of Columbus and a sister, Dorothy Eisenmenger of Fla.; five grandchildren, Barbara and Phil Psalmond of Midland, John (Jennifer) Psalmonds of Shreveport, LA; Amy (Rob) Richardson of Albuquerque, NM, and Jamie Psalmonds of Seattle, WA; three great grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions to Annie Laurie Alford Psalmonds Scholarship Fund GCSU Foundation Campus Box 96, Milledgeville, Ga., 31061. Please visit www.striffler-hamby.com to sign the online guest registry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie L. Psalmonds (SS# issued in GA), last residence Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.

            See the obituaries of her brother Robert Seals Alford; grandfather Warren Jackson Alford; uncle Edgar Pearce Alford; and sister-in-law Helen Clarice Miller Alford in this compilation.

            Annie’s parents are also buried in Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.

            Her lineage: Annie Laurie 1918 GA1, Seals Myrick 1895 GA2, Warren Jackson 1851 GA3, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA4.

 

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BARBARA ANN GOOSLIN ALFORD

 

THOMASVILLE TIMES-ENTERPRISE

Thomasville, Thoms Co., GA—Saturday, 19 April 2008

 

            Graveside services for Barbara Ann Gooslin Alford, 61, of Thomasville, are at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Gary Holland officiating. Mrs. Alford died Friday, April 18, at Archbold Hospital.

            Born Sept. 28, 1946, in Colquitt County, she was the daughter of the late Delmon Gooslin and Juanita Summerlin Gooslin. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of Victory Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, John A. Alford of Thomasville; one son, Greg Boucher of Thomasville; two daughters, Julie Doyon of Moultrie, Janet Morgan of Franklin, Mass.; one brother, Paul “Buck” Gooslin of Doerun; three sisters, Lois G. Allegood and husband Freddie of Doerun, Jean Jenkins of Doerun and Mae Roberts and husband E.W. of Norman Park; two grandchildren, Brittney Doyon and Henry “T.J.” Doyon II; and she was also “Nene” to Madison and Olivia Dunn.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., today at the Moultrie funeral home.... Cobb Funeral Chapel.

 

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ARTHUR L. “AL” ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Thursday, 16 December 2004

 

            Alford, Arthur "Al," 54, Warm Springs, Ga., died Tuesday [December 14]. Cox Funeral Home, Manchester, Ga.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur L. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 15 Nov 1950, last residence not listed.

 

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BARBARA J. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Thursday, 5 September 2002

 

            Alford, Barbara J., 72, Columbus, died Tuesday [September 3]. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel, Columbus.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 3 Sept 1930 [died on her birthday], last residence Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.

 

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BEATRICE PARHAM ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Thursday, 23 December 1999

 

WOODBURY—Services for Beatrice Parham Alford will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with burial in Walker Cemetery. Alford, 75, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999.

            Survivors include her children, Waddell Alford Jr. of Hogansville, Julia Carlyle of Stone Mountain, Mary Ogletree of Columbus, Catherine Crawl of Woodbury and Sherman Alford of Warm Springs; sister and brother, Mary P. Hold of Woodbury and Lonnie Parham of Austell....

            Bentley’s and Sons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

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BENNIE ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Friday, 22 December 2006

 

FORSYTH [Monroe Co.]—Bennie Alford, 75, died Monday, December 18, 2006. Services will be 11A.M. Saturday, December 23, 2006 at Freeman Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hopewell Church Cemetery. -Survivors include one brother, Robert Jones; two sisters, Christine Hughley and Hattie Alford all of Forsyth; and a host of nieces and nephews. Family will receive friends at Union Hill Apt. 11-D -Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth.

 

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BERNARD ALFORD

 

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER

Americus, Sumter Co., GA—Saturday, 27 March 1976

 

            Bernard Alford was born and died Friday, March 26, 1976 at the Medical Center, Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Barnum Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, March 28, 1976. Burial will follow in the East View Cemetery. Survivors include his parents, Mr and Mrs Otis Alford of Plains, GA; his grandparents; Mr and Mrs Mack Alford of Rte 4, Americus, GA, and Mr and Mrs Albert Mills of Plains, GA.

 

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BERNARD W. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 28 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

[He died in GA, but we are also including his obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because he had only lived in GA for three months.]

 

DUNWOODY, GA—Bernard W. Alford, 74, a retired G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., employee, died of a heart attack Monday [January 26] at Dunwoody Medical Center.

            Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl, Miss., with burial in Floral Hills Cemetery....

            He had lived in Georgia for three months, having moved from Pearl. He retired from the VA with 34 years of service.

            Survivors include: wife, Mable; [step]son, Ray Stuart of Dunwoody; brothers, S.J. Alford and Arthur Alford, both of Morton [Scott Co.]; sister, Annie Bell Fitzhugh of Ludlow [Scott Co.], Miss., Yvonne Harrison of Lake [Scott Co.], Miss., Nellie Shaw of Forest [Scott Co.], Miss., Irene Martin of Pearl [Rankin Co.] and Mecia Gay Crapps of Ludlow; and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernard Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Jan 1924, last residence Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mabel Louise Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford, b. 1755 NC, and Anne Ferrell.

            His lineage: Bernard W. 1924 MS, William Alvie 1887 MS, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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BERNICE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—27 May 2002

 

            Bernice Alford , 84, died May 20 at Candler Hospital after a long illness.

            A native and lifelong resident of Savannah, she was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board, Pastor Aide Board, and Hospitality Committee.

            Survivors: son, Michael A. Brown (Rosa) of Savannah; companion, Clifford Dixon of Savannah; nephews, John R. Smart, Jabarri Smart, both of Rockford, IL, Larry B. Barnes of Savannah, Nicholas A. Williams of Rockford, IL; nieces, Mildred A. Barnes, Tammy R. Barnes, both of Savannah, Nicole L. Smart of CT, Jasmyne B. Smalls, Tammara R. Barnes, both of Rockford, IL; grandsons, Michael A. Brown, Jr., Darien J. Brown, both of Savannah; a host of cousins and friends.

            Funeral: 11:00 a. m. May 28 from Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

            Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Reposing at the church 9:00 a. m. until hour of service.

            Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home

 

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BETTE ALFORD RAMOS

 

SPRINGVILLE JOURNAL

Springville, Erie Co., NY—6 January 2000

 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Highlands Baptist Church, Roswell [Fulton Co.], Georgia, for Bette Alford Ramos, 80, of Roswell, formerly of Springville, who died Monday, January 3, 2000....

            Born in Buffalo, Mrs. Ramos grew up in Springville and later moved to Atlanta, where she worked for Eastern Airlines for 20 years and later founded Ramos Realty Co. with her husband and sold and rented houses in the Mountain Park area of Georgia.

            She was a member of the Mountain Park City Council, and worked in the Mountain Park civic club ands Sunday school. She was an avid crafter, animal lover and golfer.

            Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Marvin J. Ramos; daughters Pat Ramos McLendon and Dee Ramos Lewis; son-in-law Frank; five grandchildren, Bessy Sims, Jimmy and Tommy McLendon, Rachael and Jarrett Lewis; five great-grandchildren, Jamie, Mark, Kyle, Lauren and Colby; a brother, Dr. John Alford. She was the daughter of the late Edythe and Stanley Alford.

 

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BETTIE LOWERY ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 14 December 2006

 

            Bettie Lowery Alford, 67, of Dalton died Wednesday. Funeral, 7 p.m. Friday, Ponders Funeral Home, Dalton.

 

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BILLY GENE ASHTON ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 13 September 2007

 

            Billy Gene Ashton Alford, IV Sweet baby Ashton was delivered into Heaven before he was delivered into the arms of his loving parents, Stacey Gervickas and Billy Alford, III, of Woodstock, Georgia, on September 10, 2007. He was 40 weeks, 6 days. Although our arms are empty, the love and prayers of family and friends are filling our hearts in a different way. Along with his parents, Ashton was excitedly anticipated by his mother’s family: parents, Sheree and Clint Crowe & Keith and Christa Gervickas; grandparents, Jerry and Brenda Songer & Janelle Gervickas; great-grandmother, Blanche Jones; and her siblings, Ryan Gervickas, Chase and Cade Smith, Sara and Carson Crowe; and his father’s family: parents, Gayle Alford and Billy Alford, Jr.; grandfather, Billy Alford, Sr.; and his siblings, Courtney and Chris Wells, Jennifer, Lyndsi and Taylor Alford; niece, Jaiden and nephew, J.W. Open visitation is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2007 from 6:00-8:00pm at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia. The family will have a graveside service Friday, September 14, 2007 at 11:00am at Green Lawn Cemetery, Roswell, Georgia. Ashton will be buried with his maternal great-grandmother, Jane Songer.

 

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BOBBY DONELL ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 10 January 2007

 

            Bobby Donell Alford, 42, of Grantville died Saturday. Funeral, 1 p.m. Thursday, Springfield Baptist Church, Greenville; Sellers-Smith funeral home.

 

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BOBBY WEST ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Sunday, 19 April 2009

 

COLLEGE PARK: Bobby West Alford, 87, retired English teacher

By Holly Crenshaw

 

            She kept her hair in a tidy bun at the back of her head.

            She stood maybe 5-foot-2, maybe more, depending on how much a person shriveled in her presence.

            She never paced around her classroom at Woodward Academy or lectured standing up.

            Instead, she sat with a prim calmness behind her desk while she somehow managed to totally dominate a classroom full of boys.

            And when she died, those former students expressed their love and awe of Bobby West Alford in an outpouring of online condolences.

            They described how she could be stern and a little intimidating yet reprimanded them with a twinkle in her eye.

            They described how she refused to mince words yet showered them with encouragement. They called her Lady Alford as an expression of their affection.

            A memorial service will be held for Bobby West Alford at 2:45 p.m. April 27 in Woodward Academy’s Gresham Chapel. Mrs. Alford, 87, died March 10 at her College Park residence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford taught literature and English grammar at Woodward Academy for 35 years—starting in 1956 when it was still the all-male Georgia Military Academy—and rose to become chairwoman of the upper school’s English department.

            Current chairwoman Peggy McNash of Smyrna said the petite, immaculately dressed Mrs. Alford would stay for hours after school to coax every bit of their best work from her students.

            “She jokingly said she could have been admitted to every college in the country because she worked on so many essays,” Mrs. McNash said. “But she was always willing to go over them one more time and one more time and one more time.”

            Often, she preferred to teach what others considered the more problematic students, said her stepdaughter, Anne Mudgett of Corona del Mar, Calif.

            “I think Bobby was sort of a psychologist at heart,” her stepdaughter said. “She was always looking for the motivations in people, and she felt that literature provided ordinary people with insights that they could apply to their own relationships.”

            Maybe that’s why one of Mrs. Alford’s favorite authors was Thomas Hardy, who certainly knew a thing or two about the shadowy landscape of the soul.

            She committed lengthy passages of poetry and prose to memory, then whipped them out at just the right moment to make her point.

            In fact, her one-liners became the stuff of Woodward legend.

            “You didn’t put one over on her verbally, ever,” her stepdaughter said.

            When a student saw the poor test score he’d received and exclaimed, “Dear God Almighty!” she advised, “I think you should call on someone who knows you.”

            When an irate parent insisted on knowing why her son had received an F, Mrs. Alford coolly replied, “Well, it’s the lowest grade the academy will permit me to give.”

            After she retired in 1990, her later years were colored by the deaths of her son, Robert Coleman Alford, in 1991 and her husband, Coleman Alford, in 1994.

            She maintained her obsession with antiques, so much so that her collection of china, porcelain, silver, lamps and other decorative objects filled three large trucks after her death.

            But at 87, the tiny yet still formidable Mrs. Alford “could still hold onto stuff in her mind that would blow most people out of the water,” her stepdaughter said.

            “So many people, as they age, become mentally mushy. But she didn’t. She was just as sharp to the end,” she said.

            “I just wish that all of us could live to that age and have that kind of self-possession.”

            She is also survived by a stepson, Tom Alford of Clinton, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobby W. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 29 May 1921, last residence Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

 

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CARLENE DAVIS ALFORD HARRIS

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—21 December 1999

 

            Mrs. Carlene D. Harris, of Jonathan Circle, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at First Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Winfield.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Harris, a native of Columbia County, had retired as a cook. She was a member of First Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Ernest Dent Harris Sr.; three sons, Delmus Alford, Ellery Alford and Ernest D. Harris Jr., all of Augusta; a stepdaughter, Ernestine Harris, Miami; her mother, Ruby Davis, Augusta; three brothers, Virley Davis, Lucious Davis and Larry Davis, all of Augusta; five sisters, Mable Johnson, Shirley Davis, Mariam Marson, Johnnie Mae Jennings and Christine Wilkinson, all of Augusta; and two grandchildren.

            Peoples Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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CHARLES ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 18 September 2008

 

            Charles Alford, 45, of Gay died Tuesday. Service plans to be announced; Sewell Mortuary.

 

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CHARLES HARVEY ALFORD, JR.

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—27 March 1999

 

            Charles Harvey Alford Jr., 74, St. George, Ga., formerly of Monrovia, died March 25. He was a retired elevator mechanic. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Council on Aging, 101 E. Macclenny Ave., Macclenny, Fla. 32063. Graveside services: 3 p.m. March 30 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macclenny. Calling: 6 to 8 p.m. March 29 in Guerry Funeral Home, Macclenny.

            Survivors: daughters Rhea M. Morgan, Sharlene S. Murray, Vera L. Alford eight grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles H. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 March 1924, last residence Saint George, Charlton Co., GA.

 

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CLARE ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 23 February 2009

 

            Clare Elizabeth Alford, 75, of Jonesboro died Saturday. Funeral, noon Tuesday, Thomas Scroggs Funeral Directors.

 

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CLARENCE ETHERIDGE ALFORD

 

THE COLUMBUS ENQUIRER

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

 

[Although he died in AL, we are also including his obituary here because he was born in GA and had lived and worked in GA most of his life. We are including his obituary in Alabama Obituaries because he was living in AL when he died.]


Alford Funeral To Be Held Today

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

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

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

 

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COLEMAN ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—12 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

FRANKFORT—Coleman Alford, 87, College Park, Ga., formerly of Lexington, died Jan. 6 in Augusta, Ga. His wife, Bobby, survives. Private graveside service, Wednesday, Winchester (Ky.) Cemetery. Arrangements: Rogers Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Bobby West Alford; and his son Robert Coleman Alford in this compilation.

 

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CURTIS E. ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 29 September 2003

 

            Memorial Service for Mr. Curtis E. Alford, Sr. will be held Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 11 a.m. AT The Hines Memorial Chapel....

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sheryl Alford, 2 children, Kendra Scott and Curtis E. Alford, Jr., 2 grandchildren, l brother, Bishop Walter D. Alford, 5 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Langley, Mrs. Burchie Harrley, Mrs. Juanita Oliver, Mrs. Lauristine Bickley and Mrs. Carlene Wade and host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

 

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DEWITT CLINTON ALFRED, JR.

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 15 March 2006

 

            Dewitt Clinton Alfred Jr., MD, FAPA, entered into eternal rest March 13, 2006. Funeral services entrusted to Murray Bros. 404-349-3000. mbfh.com.

 

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THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 17 March 2006

 

            Celebration of Life Service for Dewitt C. Alfred, Jr., M.D. will be held Saturday, March 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church USA, 290 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, NW. Viewing today, 9AM-9PM. Family will receive friends from 6PM to 8PM at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel.

            A native of Chattanooga, TN, Dr. Alfred spent his adult life in Atlanta committed to the practice of academic medicine and community health. He was the first African-American Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine and Founding Chairman and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine. He was also the first African-American President of the Georgia Psychiatric Association....

             He is survived by his wife, Leticia Bottoms Alfred; his daughter and son-in-law, Leticia and Kevin Garrick; son, Dewitt C. Alfred, III; grandchildren, Joshua, Jonathan and Christopher Garrick; and a host of other relatives and friends. Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road, SW, Atlanta....

 

In another article, same source:

 

Dr. Dewitt Alfred, one who ‘thought outside the box’

By Kay Powell

 

            Dr. Dewitt C. Alfred Jr. entered Morehouse College at 14, graduated at 18 and returned to become dean of Morehouse School of Medicine.

            The same precocious mind that got him admitted to college after the 10th grade kept absorbing and retaining information throughout his life, whether it was history he used in his lectures or facts that amazed his friends.

            “He was known for knowing all types of trivial things,” said his wife, Leticia Alfred of Atlanta. “He was a walking encyclopedia.”

            His influence reached far beyond the medical school. During two five-year terms on the state Board of Human Resources, which sets policy for the Department of Human Resources, he served one term as chairman.

            The funeral for Dr. Alfred, 68, of Atlanta, who died of complications from heart problems Monday at Emory University Hospital, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Radcliffe Presbyterian Church. The body will be cremated. Murray Bros. Cascade Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

            Dr. Alfred was a professor of psychiatry at Emory University for 13 years.

            While there, he established a community mental health center at Grady Memorial Hospital and designed the psychiatry curriculum for the new Morehouse School of Medicine.

            He was immersed in academics but had a fondness for community psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, his wife said.

            “He can certainly be given credit for making major advances in our clinical program,” said Andrea Fox of Atlanta, Morehouse School of Medicine director of planning. “He was a very intelligent guy, a great problem solver. He thought outside the box.”

            After joining Morehouse School of Medicine’s faculty in 1984, he was instrumental in securing multimillion-dollar grants and in gaining approval for clinical services and various residency programs.

            By 1992, the medical school was teaching family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry and obstetrics.

            In 1993, after four years as dean, Dr. Alfred returned to the classroom, where he was a favorite faculty member.

            “I think he had a special rapport with students,” said his colleague, Dr. Bill Biggers of Atlanta. “The students really liked him. He made learning fun.”

            He retired in 2000 but kept up his interests in working crossword puzzles and reading—which fed his love of trivia—dancing, tennis and watching television, especially game shows, cop shows, medical shows and “Jeopardy,” his wife said....

 

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DONNIE H ALFORD

 

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER

Americus, Sumter Co., GA—Saturday, 24 February 1978

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Donnie H Alford, 78, Boynton Beach, FL and Americus, who died Tuesday, February 19, 1978 in the Atlantic Convalescent Home, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from New St Paul Baptist Church with Reverend G W Nealy officiating and burial will be in Eastview Cemetery.

            Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Johnson of Boynton Beach, Mrs. Canzia Lockhard of Hartford, CT, Mrs. Ula Mae Harvey of Aliquippa, PA and Ms Mattie Banks of Americus; two sons, Mr. Albert Alford of Newton and Mr. Otis Alford of Americus; a sister, Ms Mattie Wall of Americus, forty-five grandchildren, eighty-nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: This is an African-American family—the obituary is posted at African-American Cemeteries and Obituaries, www.blackcemeteries.com.

 

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DORIS M. CHAVOUS HALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Saturday, 11 February 2006

 

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Mrs. Doris M. Halford (Chavous) of Augusta, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 10, 2006 at Amara Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Halford was preceded into rest by her husband, Mr. Neal Halford.

            Survivors include a daughter, Minnie C. Janes, Hephzibah; two sisters, Mrs. Farris R. Dachenhausen, Hephzibah and Mrs. Vera V. McZilkey, Augusta and three grandchildren.

            Mrs. Halford was born in Augusta and she was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church.

            Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, February 13, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Path Worth Cemetery, Glenn Hills Dr.... Pallbearers are Andy, Rodey, Trey and Chase Dachenhausen, Dade and Donald McZilkey.... Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez, GA, 863-6747.

 

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DOROTHY M. ALFORD ANDERSON

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—11 November 2005

 

            Dorothy Alford Anderson, 86, of Savannah, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005 at John Wesley Villas, under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

            She was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and moved to Savannah in 1949. She was a daughter of Mildred Baize Alford and Goldman Hugh Alford of Owensboro, Kentucky. She was the oldest of seven children, five of whom preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Neil Lamar Anderson , who died 7 years ago of cancer, Burton Harrison Jarrell, husband who passed away in 1956 and Jay Newbolt, husband of three years who died in World War II.

            She was retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company, having served as Office Manager of the Credit Department.

            She was a very active member of Epworth United Methodist Church for over 54 years, having served as President of the Roy Morehouse Sunday School Class, UMW Friendship Circle, and of the United Methodist Women and greeter for many years. She and her husband Neil will be remembered as active members of the Starlite and Kwanaloma Dance Clubs.

            She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Burton Jarrell and his wife, Vicki Jarrell of Pasadena, Maryland; a daughter, Janeille Anderson of Duluth, GA; two granddaughters, Heather and Kenneth Siemienkiewicz of Ellabell, GA; and Kimberly Jarrell Park and husband, Pelham, and great granddaughter, Kalynn Park; and her sister, Beverly A. Trunnell of Owensboro, Kentucky, and the following-in-laws: Mrs. Mary Anderson of Jacksonville, Fl; Mrs. Violet Alford and Mrs. Brownie Alford of Owensboro, Kentucky; and a devoted sister-in-law, Ms. Elizabeth Jarrell Johnson of Charlotte, NC. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services: 11 A.M. Friday at Epworth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Julian Tucker and Rev. Ricky Bishop, officiating.

            Entombment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

            Pallbearers will be: L.P. “Hank” Holloway, Steve Lewis, Freddie Best, Lowell Tillman, Harold Attaway, and Henry C. Smith.

            Remembrances: Epworth United Methodist Church, 2101 Bull St., Savannah, GA 31401.

            Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Anderson (SS# issued in KY) was born 8 April 1919, last residence Savannah, Chatham Co., GA.

            We included the obituary of her sister Beverly Alford Trunnell in the Kentucky Obituaries compilation.

 

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DOROTHY ALFORD HOYT

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Friday, 29 February 2008

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Dorothy Alford Hoyt our loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008 at the age of 71.

            Dottie was born in Columbus, Georgia to Emmett (d. 1969) & Lois Alford (d. 1993) on May 1, 1936. She is the sister of Joyce, Jim, Patsy (d. 1981), and Emmett (Buddy).

            Dorothy graduated from Columbus High School in 1954 and received her Bachelors of Science from Valdosta State College in 1958. She was a resident of Augusta, Georgia for many years and worked as Medical Technologist there. Her talents were shown in her various occupations: Lifeguard, Photographer for Polo Matches and the Race Track. In 1969, after putting a cover on her new smoke grey Firebird Convertible, she decided to go Vietnam with USAID. In Vietnam she flew around in helicopters to triage units, her job was to make sure the Vietnamese were using the best practices within those facilities. There in Vietnam she met her future husband Col. Lawrence V. Hoyt (d. 1990). They were married June 30, 1973.

            Larry and Dottie had two beautiful daughters: Lauren Alford, and Elizabeth Alden. The family lived in Washington DC and relocated to Izmir, Turkey in 1974 where they were stationed until 1977. Dottie's love for travel and adventure led the family all over the region. In 1977, the Hoyt 's moved to the Washington DC suburb Reston and remained there until 1996. From Reston, Dottie moved to Cross Junction, VA. In 2003 Dorothy voyaged to Hawai'i and lived there with her daughter, Lauren and son in-law, Kevin Faucheux. Her final escapades led her to New Orleans in 2006. Dottie's wit, fun loving attitude, love for nature, and adventure inspired those around her and will always be remembered.

            A memorial will be held in Dorothy 's honor for the family on Sunday, February 27, 2008.

 

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WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Thursday, 20 March 2008

 

            Dorothy Alford Hoyt, 71, a medical technologist who worked for the Veterans Affairs hospital in Washington, died Feb. 22 at Woldenberg Village in New Orleans. She had dementia.

            Mrs. Hoyt was born in Columbus, Ga., and graduated from what is now Valdosta State University. She worked as a medical technologist in Augusta, Ga., for about 10 years, then joined the Agency for International Development. She went to Vietnam in 1969, where she worked in triage units.

            She married an Army officer and returned to the United States to live in the Washington area in 1973. She worked at the Veterans Administration for a brief time, then moved with her husband to Turkey. In 1977, they returned to the Washington area and settled in Reston.

            Mrs. Hoyt moved to Cross Junction, Va., in 1996, to Hawaii in 2003 and to New Orleans in 2006.

            Her husband, Col. Lawrence V. Hoyt, died in 1990.

            Survivors include two daughters, Lauren Alford Faucheux of New Orleans and Elizabeth Alden of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Jim Alford of Crofton and Emmett Alford of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and a sister, Joyce Queen of Columbus, Ga.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy A. Hoyt (SS# issued in GA), last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

 

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DOROTHY LANIER ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Saturday, 12 April 2008

 

WARNER ROBINS [Houston Co.]—Dorothy Lanier Alford, 91, entered into rest on April 10, 2008. Mrs. Alford was born on July 9, 1916 in Toombs County, Georgia. She and her husband were the proud owner of Alford’s General Merchandise of Milledgeville from 1947 to 1978. She made Warner Robins her home about twelve years ago. She was a member of Shirley Hills Baptist Church attended the Joy Sunday School Class and was an avid gardener.

            Her husband, Mack F. Alford, Sr., parents, Hezekiah and Leah Bell Lanier, son, Mack F. Alford, Jr., and five brother and two sisters, preceded her in death.

            Family members include her sons, Richard Earl Alford (Linda), Cumberland, Maryland and William Lanier Alford (Roya), Warner Robins; daughter, Dorothy Ann Oermann (Tim), Orange Park, Florida; sister, Sibyl Bateman, Macon; and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Sunday, April 13, 2008 from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Shirley Hills Baptist Church with funeral services following at 3P.M. Interment will follow in the Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville.... McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Mack F. Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY PADGETT ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Saturday, 22 November 2003

 

JOHNSTON, S.C.—Mrs. Dorothy Padgett Alford, 52, died Thursday, November 20, 2003 at her residence…. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 23, 2003 at the Piney Grove Church Cemetery, Edgefield.

            Survivors include her husband, Tony Alford; a daughter, Naomi Alford; her parents, Goode and Genva Padgett; six brothers, Donald, Connell, Jimmy, David, Erving and Jerry Padgett; and three sisters, Patricia Minnick, Betty Walton and Mildred Davis.

            Friends may call at the residence or Amos & Sons Funeral Home, Johnston….

 

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DOUGLAS LAMAR ALFORD

 

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Monday, 11 Otober 1965

 

Douglas L. Alford

            Douglas Lamar Alford, 46, of 118 Warren Road, died Sunday at his residence after an extended illness.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Platt's Funeral Home.

            Born in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of Mrs. Nell Taylor and the late Clarence E. Alford. He was employed by radio station WGAC since 1948 and had been sales manager there for the past six years.

            A member of the Traveler's Protection Agency, the Aiken Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Augusta Jaycees, he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves. He entered the Army in 1942, attended Officers Candidate School at Ft. Belvoir, Va., served in Japan from 1945 to 1947 as a member of the Corps of Engineers and as adjutant general. He held the rank of major at the time of his discharge from active duty. He was an instructor at the Medical College in the Reserves and was in his third year of the G. and C.S. course.

            As a member of the Warren Baptist Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher, associate superintendent of the Sunday School, a deacon and a term as chairman of the board of deacons there.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Speed Alford; two daughters, Miss Barbara Lynn Alford and Miss Karen Lorraine Alford, both of Augusta; two sons, Robert D. Alford and Bruce L. Alford, both of Augusta; his mother, Mrs. Nell Alford, Jacksonville, Fla.; his sister, Mrs. Ethel Evans, also of Jacksonville.

 

In another article:

 

THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Tuesday, 12 Otober 1965

 

Douglas L. Alford

            Funeral services for Douglas Lamar Alford, 46, of 118 Warren Road, for the past six years sales manager of WGAC Radio, Augusta, who died Sunday at his residence following an extended illness, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Platt's Chapel with the Rev. A. H. Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the Marietta, Ga., National Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. today.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Barbara Speed Alford, Augusta, and mother, Mrs. Nell Taylor Alford, Jacksonville, Fla.

            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Board of Deacons of the Warren Baptist Church. They are requested to assemble at Platt's Chapel at 10:15 a.m. today.

 

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EARL S. ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—16 August 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

CANEYVILLE—Earl S. Alford, 75, formerly of Caneyville, died Tuesday in Perry, Ga. His wife, Juanita, survives. Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dermitt Funeral Home....

 

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EDGAR PEARCE ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—_____ May 1938

 

            Edgar Pearce Alford, 50 Eleventh Street, died at his home at 5:15 o’clock after an illness of the past three weeks.

            He was born December 24, 1876, the son of the late W.J. and Nannie Herring Alford, and has made his home in this community for the past 22 years having moved here from Upson County, Georgia.

            He is survived by his mother, Mrs. W.J. Alford of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Gurley and Mrs. Grace Schuite both of Columbus; three sons, J.H., S.M., and E.H. Alford all of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. J.F. Kelley and Mrs. J.E. Minter, both of Columbus, Mrs. J.B. Allen and Mrs. Lucy Alford , both of Atlanta, as well as several nieces and grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at the First Avenue Chapel of the Britton and Dobbs this afternoon at 4: 00 o’clock with Rev. H.G. Shearhouse pastor of the East Highland Methodist church officiating. Interment was in Riverdale Cemetery.

            The following served as pallbearers; H.B. Harper, James Land, E.A. Fuller, George B. Phillips, Carman Haines and C.E. Phillips.

 

Photo from Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Warren Jackson Alford, in this compilation.

            Edgar was the grandson of Pierce Lewis Alford and Amanda Jenkins. This obituary was obtained from the Lura Lassiter Minter Collection (see Warren Jackson Alford’s obituary for more information).

            Two sons named in the obituary, J.H. Alford and S.M. Alford, are not found on any census.         They are probably Edgar’s brothers, James Wiley Henry Alford and Seals Myrick Alford.

            His lineage: Edgar Pearce 1876 GA1, Warren Jackson 1851 GA2, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA3.

 

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ELIZABETH MAE OWENS ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Wednesday, 10 October 2001

 

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Owens Alford, 74, of Knox Avenue, died Monday, September 24, 2001, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital. Services were private at the Martin Family Cemetery, Hephzibah. Survivors include one brother, Henry H. Owens, Augusta.

 

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ELLERY ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Sunday, 5 October 2003

 

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Entered into rest at his residence Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at his residence, Mr. Ellery Alford of Woodard Avenue. Survivors include his son, Master Ellery Alford Jr.; two brothers, Delmus Alford, Ernest Harris Jr.; grandmother, Mrs. Ruby Davis; a dear and devoted friend, Ms. Nancy Smith and a host of other relatives and friends….

            Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The historic Dents Undertaking Establishment....

 

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ELOIS POOLE HALLFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Wednesday, 1 March 2006

 

            Elois Poole Hallford, wife of Bill Hallford, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at Stephens County Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Whitlock Mortuary, Toccoa [Stephens Co., GA].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elois P. Hallford (SS # issued in GA) was born 10 July 1923, last residence Toccoa, Stephens Co., GA.

 

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EMMA K. WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—11 April 2004

 

COLUMBUS, GA—Mrs. Emma K. Alford, 80 of 2042 7th Street, Columbus died Friday [9 April 2004] at the Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 P.M. Tuesday at Fourth Street Missionary Baptist Church…. Interment will follow in Edmonds Cemetery, Phenix City, Ala., according to Progressive Funeral Home ….

            Mrs. Alford was born on September 1, 1923 in Cottonton, Ala., daughter of the late McKinley Sr. and Johnnie Will Kato Williams. Residing in Columbus most of her life, she retired from the Housekeeping Department at the Medical Center after over 20 years of employment. She wa

            She was the widow of Comer Alford. Survivors include two sons, Rickey Alford (Kim) of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Stanley Alford of Columbus; three daughters, Brenda Byrd (Clifford), Iris Miles and Diane Alford all of Columbus; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Nathaniel Williams( Willie) and McKinley Williams Jr., both of Eufaula, Ala.; two sisters, Annie Will Cliatt of Phenix City, Ala., and Helen W. Smith of Eufaula; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

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EMMANUEL “BUDDY” ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Sunday, 5 December 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

            Homegoing services for Mr. Emmanuel (Buddy) Alford, of 633 Amal Dr., S.W., Bldg. 64, will be held Saturday, December 4, 1999 at 1 P.M. at Central Holiness Church, 1069 Washington St., S.W.... Interment, Kennedy Memorial Gardens. Survivors are a loving mother, Mrs. Jessie M. Alford, one son, Tyler Biron, six sisters, five brothers, four aunts, five uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.... Stocks Funeral Home, Kirkwood Chapel, Inc., (404) 377-0458-9

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Paul E. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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ERNEST LAMAR HALLFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Friday, 20 July 2001

 

MOUNT AIRY [Habersham Co.], Ga.—Ernest Lamar Hallford, 64, of Mount Airy died Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.

            Born in Wheeler County, he had lived most of his life in DeKalb and Habersham counties. He was a 1959 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor of science degree in English education. He earned a master’s degree in 1965 and a specialist degree in 1970. He served 30 years in the DeKalb County School System until his retirement in 1989. He served as an English teacher, assistant principal and assistant superintendent and was retired as the assistant DeKalb school superintendent. Since his retirement, he had assembled a herd of Hereford and Angus cattle in Habersham County.

            Surviving are widow, Penny Wilson Hallford of Mount Airy; daughters, Leslie Nell Martin of Cornelia and Stephanie Hallford of Conyers; son, Rink Hallford of Atlanta; stepdaughters, Jennifer Colwell of Clarkesville and Pam Segers of Memphis, Tenn.; stepson, Jeff Segers of Clarkesville; brother, James Reynolds Hallford of Atlanta; sisters, Marcia Nell Hallford of Demorest, Patricia Hallford Keller of Clarkesville and Lisa Carroll Hallford; and 10 grandchildren.

            He was the son of the late Ernest Reynolds and Nell Carroll Hallford.

            Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Demorest Federated Church, Demorest ...; burial will be in Yonah Memorial Gardens, Demorest. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Hillside Memorial Chapel....

 

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ESSIE ALFORD CLARK

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Sunday, 20 March 2005

 

LOUISVILLE [Jefferson Co.], Ga.—Mrs. Essie Alford Clark, resident of Louisville, died Friday evening at Jefferson Hospital.

            Mrs. Clark, a native of Bartow, was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church and a homemaker.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Clark, Sr.; a sister, Chris and three brothers, Jessie, Linwood and Lewis.

            Funeral services will be Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church.... Interment will follow in the Louisville City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews.

            Survivors include her children, David A. Clark (Betty) of Louisville, Donna C. Miller (Bill) of Wadley, Raymond F. Clark, Jr. (Sherry) of Evans, Kenneth E. Clark (Patti) of Watkinsville, Lisa C. Ritch (Rusty) of Martinez; her grandchildren, Pam, Ben, Beth, Kelli, Dana, Rob, Shelly, Hailey, Ali, Harrison and Amber; her great-grandchildren, Bailey, Brylie, Mason and Matt; her sisters, Mary A. Clark of Louisville, Grace A. Burch of Midville, Gladys Morris of Greensboro, Anola Wildes of Augusta; special friend and caregiver, Donnie Jackson and pet Pedro.

            .... Smith Funeral Home of Wadley, in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Mrs. Essie Alford Clark.

 

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ESTELLE JONES ALFORD

 

ALBANY HERALD

Albany, Dougherty Co., GA—25 December 2003

 

OCILLA—Estelle Jones Alford, 89, of Ocilla died Tuesday, December 23, 2003, at Tift Regional Medical Center.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. John Gibbs Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday at Paulk Funeral Home in Ocilla.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 29, 1914, in Ocilla, GA, to the late J.L. and Matilda Faulkner Jones and was also preceded in death by her husband, R.F. “Floydie” Alford. She lived in Irwin County all of her life and was a graduate of Ocilla High School. Mrs. Alford was a retired seamstress with Polly Veals and a former supervisor at the Monarch Company. She was a member of Osceola Chapter #431 Order of the Eastern Star, where she was presently serving as Worthy Matron, a position she served in five times. Mrs. Alford was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Irwin County.

            Survivors include one son, Max Alford of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Sue A. Barnes of Lake Blackshear and Katie BonEnfant of Ocilla; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Hazel Hudson of Ocilla.

 

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ESTELLE M. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Wednesday, 17 September 2003

 

            Alford, Estelle M., 86, Columbus, died Tuesday [September 16]. McMullen Funeral Home, Columbus.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle M. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 1 May 1917, last residence Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA.

 

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EVA HALFORD DANIELS

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Friday, 16 June 2000

 

BLYTHE, Ga.—Mrs. Eva Halford Daniels, 81, of Clark Street, died on Thursday, June 15, 200, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred F. Halford officiating. Burial will be in Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Daniels, a native of McDuffie County, had retired from Gracewood State School and Hospital after 30 years. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son, Albert F. Halford, Blythe; three daughters, Sandra C. Gleason, Augusta, Kay Keys, Warner Robins, and Emily Ann Robinson, Wrens; and 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Gerald Gleason Jr., Sean Gleason, Craig Keys, Albert Halford Jr., Lance Halford and Phil A. Robinson.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Poteet Funeral Home, Peach Orchard Road, Augusta.

 

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EVELYN D. ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Tuesday, 18 May 2010

 

BARNESVILLE—Evelyn Alford, 43, of Barnesville GA died Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Services will be Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2P.M. at Hopewell United Methodist Church with burial in Church Cemetery. The Cortege will leave from 156 Willis Cir. Forsyth. GA.

            Survivors include mother, Annette Alford, daughter, Koriana Walker of Barnesville GA; sisters, Jacqueline (Cecil) Evans, Constance Alford; brothers, T.J. Alford (Mary), Deacon Rickie (Arlene) Alford all of Forsyth, GA.

            The family will receive friends at 221 Jenkins St. Barnesville, GA.

            Freeman funeral Home of Forsyth GA is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn D. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 22 Sept 1966, last residence not listed.

 

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GENEVA HUNT ALFORD

 

MOULTRIE OBSERVER

Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA—Sunday, 31 October 2004

 

BREA, Calif.—Geneva Hunt Alford, 69, formerly of Moultrie, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Kindred Hospital in Brea, Calif.

            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Live Oak Baptist Church.... Burial will follow at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2. Charlie Alford, Jack Alford, Little D. Alford, Tony Alford, Danny Alford and Derek Alford will serve as pallbearers.

            Mrs. Alford was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Moultrie, the daughter of the late Henry and Eula Elam Hunt.

            Survivors include her husband, Daniel Alford Jr.; 11 children, Delores Dupree, Cora Alford, Mary Leoma Blanton, Diane Dupree, Dannie Alford, Cynthia Alford, Evelyn Alford, Sharon Cornell, Derek Alford, Darren Alford and Denise Le’Flore; six brothers, Tommy Hunt, Leroy Hunt, Clyde Hunt, Artie Hunt, Marvin Hunt and Irvin Hunt; sisters-in-law, Sarah Hunt, Pearlie Ann Hunt, Maggie Hunt, Rachel Hunt, Betty Hunt, Lucille Hunt and Vade Hunt; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

            Luke Strong and Son Mortuary in Moultrie will be in charge of arrangements.

 

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GEORGE EDWARD “BUCK” ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Sunday, 27 May 2007

 

            Mr. George Alford of Atlanta, passed away on May 26, 2007. Funeral services will be announced by Donald Trimble Mortuary, Inc. 1876 Second Ave. 404-371-0772-3

 

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THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 30 May 2007

 

            Funeral Services for George Edward (Buck) Alford of Atlanta, Ga., will be held Thursday, May 31, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at Hunter Hill First Baptist Church, 166 Edwards St., Atlanta, with remains placed in state at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Christopher A. Wimberly, pastor, officiating. Interment Kennedy Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the chapel this evening (Wednesday) from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. He leaves to cherish his memory two children, Dion Alford, Keona Nicole Alford; mother, Annie Alford (Leon) Parks; brothers, Felix (Jackie) Alford, Danny Alford; grandfather, Lozzie Stinson, Jr.; several beloved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. Family and friends will assemble at 1653 Terry Mill Rd. S.E., at 10:00 a.m. Donald Trimble Mortuary, Inc., 1876 Second Ave. (404)371-0772-3.

 

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GLADYS A. ALFORD MARTIN

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Friday, 29 September 2000

 

SPARTA—Services for Gladys A. Alford Martin will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Knowles Chapel United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Martin , 76, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000. She was a homemaker and a member of Knowles Chapel United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include her children Joyce Smith of Searcy, Ark., Louise Pack of McDonough and Ann Dunn of Sparta; brother and sisters Gene Alford of Milledgeville, Fannie Howe of Griffin and Alice Dunn of Sparta; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today in Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Memorials may be made to Knowles Chapel United Methodist Church.

 

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GRACE E. TROPF ALFORD

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—25 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

TOCCOA FALLS—Grace E. Tropf Alford, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999.

            A native of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Alford was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry and Clara Tropf. She attended Nyack College, Nyack, N.Y. She was a former missionary and was the wife of Toccoa Falls [GA] College President, Dr. Paul L. Alford, D.D.

            From 1956-61 she served with her husband as a missionary to Ecuador, South America with the Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), where she worked in children’s and women’s ministries. She was the first secretary for the Jaffrey School of Missions, now known as Alliance Theological Seminary. She served on the Executive Committee of the district Women’s Fellowship. In 1979 she came to Toccoa Falls College with her husband.

            She was a member of the Toccoa Women’s Club and of First Alliance Church, Toccoa. She worked with the Student Wives Association, the TFC Ladies Auxiliary, the Gate Cottage Gift Shop, Board of Trustee wives, President’s Advisory Council wives, and Toccoa Falls College Foundation wives.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lois DeLany Gymnatorium on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Burial will be in Toccoa Falls College cemetery.

            Survivors, in addition to her husband, include two daughters, Rebecca Grace Zuch, Fredrick, Md., and Sharon Ann Crosby, Toccoa; a sister, Ruth Tropf Linton; three brothers, Jerry Tropf, Paul Tropf and Gordon Tropf; and six grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grace E. Alford Memorial Scholarship Fund at Toccoa Falls College.

            The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. Sunday and from 6-9 p.m. Monday at Whitlock Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: Paul Legare Alford, who is the surviving spouse in this obituary, is a son of Lewis Emerson Alford. Long time Alford researchers will remember him, a CPA in Tampa, FL. For years he had a standing offer of $50 for anyone who could provide him information on the parents of 2nd great grandfather of Horry Co., SC. He corresponded in the 1980s with Alicia Houston and Gil Alford, providing most of his Alford collection before his death to what was to become AAFA.

 

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GRETCHEN LEONARD DYESS HALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Douglas, Coffee Co., GA—Tuesday, 29 November 2005

 

DOUGLAS—Mrs. Gretchen Leonard Dyess Halford, age 96 of Douglas, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Southern Senior Living Retirement Home.

            Mrs. Halford, a native of Coffee County, Alabama, was born Sept. 12, 1909, daughter of the late William Leonard and Callie Fowler Dyess. She was a homemaker and a sales clerk. She is the widow of the late Julian Lagar Halford. Her church membership was at Douglas Eastside Baptist Church. S step-daughter, Claudia Robinson, preceded her in death.

            Survivors include: daughter, Derenne McKinnon and husband Woody of Douglas step-daughters, Virginia Matrangos of Atlanta, Marjorie Cochran of Jupiter, Fla., and Verda Fleming of Jacksonville, Fla.; step-son, Vernon Thompson of Palatka, Fla.; grandchildren, Wayne and Lynn McKinnon, Steve McKinnon, and Cheryl and Paul Darwin, all of Douglas; great-grandchildren, Amanda Beasley, Courtney Darwin, Brittany Darwin, Ty Darwin, Monica McKinnon and Clay McKinnon.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25, in Sims Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial followed in the Satilla Gardens Cemetery near Douglas.

            Active pallbearers were: Don Harper, George Spell, Cleve Ragsdale, Joey Webster, Danny Ware and Edward Streat and Derrel Carter....

            Sims Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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HAROLD ELLIOTT ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—19 April 2000

 

PEMBROKE—Harold Elliott Alford, 76, died April 17. Services were held on Thursday at McLamb-Morrison Funeral Home with burial in Northside City Cemetery in Pembroke.

            He was a native of Bryan County and retired from the Air Force with 20 years of service. He also retired from civil service at Fort Stewart, where he was a truck driver. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of American Legion Post #164 and Pembroke Advent Christian Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Laverne Bradley Alford of Pembroke, daughters, Debra A. Taylor and Nancy A. Gill, both of Savannah, sisters, Pearl Lanier of Statesboro, Jessie A. DeLoach of Claxton, Lora A. Hinely of Pooler, Julia A. Thompson of Bloomingdale, Juanita A. Freeman of Georgetown, and Margie A. Clifton and Lois A. Harper, both of Byron, brothers, Homer Alford of Cochran, Oscar Alford of Warner Robins, and Alphice Alford of Naknek, Alaska, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold E. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 9 Oct 1923, last residence Pembroke, Bryan Co.

 

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HELEN CLARICE MILLER ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Tuesday, 7 August 2001

 

            Alford, Helen Clarice Miller, 88, Ellerslie, Ga., died Sunday [August 5]. Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton, Ga.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarice M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Dec 1912, last residence Ellerslie, Harris Co., GA.

            See the obituaries of her sister-in-law Annie Laurie Alford Psalmonds; and her brother-in-law Robert Seals Alford in this compilation.

            Clarice’s death is noted in the University of Georgia’s Class Notes. She graduated in 1935 with a BS in Home Economics.

            From CorporationWiki.com:

           

Alford Construction Company

 

Incorporated by Alford, W.M., Alford, Clarice M., Alford, Seals M., Alford Construction Company is located at RR 1 Box 41 Ellerslie, GA 31807. Alford Construction Company was incorporated on Saturday, April 11, 1959 in the State of FL and is currently not active. Mock, Geatrve represents Alford Construction Company as their registered agent.

 

            From Tarrant Co., TX, Births, 1948:

 

William Myrick Alford II, born 25 Sept 1948

Mother: Helen Clarice Miller

Father: William Myrick Alford

 

            Her husband’s lineage: William Myrick 1914 GA, Seals Myrick 1895 GA2, Warren Jackson 1851 GA3, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA4.

 

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HELEN ELIZABETH WILBANKS ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel

Rome, Floyd Co., GA—_____ January 2004

 

            Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Alford, age 87, of 26 Locust Street, the Celanese Village, Rome, GA, died Wednesday morning, January 28, 2004, at a local hospital following an extended illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Murray County, GA, April 13, 1916, daughter of the late James Alfred and Adeline Cox Wilbanks, but had spent the greater part of her life in the Celanese Village. She was a member of the Riverside Baptist Church and for over 50 years, prior to her retirement, was an Avon representative. She enjoyed talking on the phone, cooking, gardening, reading, keeping up with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and watching the Atlanta Braves. She was married to Jim Edwin Alford February 18, 1939, and he preceded her in death December 10, 1974.

            Survivors include; two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Don Wells of Grayson, GA, and Lynn and Stephen Kerkhof of Huntsville, AL; one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Sue Alford of Rome; three brothers, Edwin, John, and Harry Wilbanks, all of Chatsworth, GA; one sister, Martha Sue Ridley of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Kimberly and Jim Gaster, Kendall and Scott Keesling, Jason and Tera Alfrod, Kacey Wells, Wade Alford, Blair Alford, Amanda, Lacy, Suzanne and Meredith Kerkhof; great-grandchildren, Griffin and Moly Keesling, Lainey and Liza Gaster, and Kaylee Alford. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Graveside and interment services for Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Alford will be held at 11 AM Friday, January 30, 2004, from the graveside of the East View Cemetery....

            Pallbearers serving will include grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

            Please join Mrs. Alford’s family in honoring her life by visiting www.jenningsfuneralhome.com to share memories and post tributes.

            The Heritage Chapel of Jennings Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for the services of Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Alford.

 

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HERBERT EUGENE “GENE” ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—Wednesday, 9 September 2009

 

JESUP—Herbert “Gene” Alford, Jr., died Monday. Survivors: daughter: Windy Stroud, his mother: Ruby R. Alford, half-sister: Diane Smith, grandson: Clayton Kurtz. Visitation: 4 - 4:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral: 4:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Interment: Pincrest Memorial Cemetery. www.rinehartandsons.com Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home

 

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Rinehart and sons Funeral Home

Jesup, GA—_____ September 2009

 

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            Herbert Eugene “Gene” Alford, Jr., 58, of Jesup, GA, died Monday, September 7, 2009, in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. The Bulloch Co., GA, native had lived in Wayne Co., GA, most of his life & was a retired ITT Rayonier pipefitter. He was predeceased by his dad: Herbert E. Alford, Sr.

            Survivors are a daughter & son-in-law: Windy & James Stroud of Jesup, GA, his mother: Ruby Rowe Alford of Jesup, GA, a sister & brother-in-law: Diane & Jerome Smith of Clarksville, GA, a grandson: Clayton Kurtz of Jesup, GA, several nieces & nephews

            Funeral services will be 4:30 P. M. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, from the Rinehart & Sons Chapel with Rev. George Moxley officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Charles “Bobby” Mann, Jim Franklin, Herman Lewis, Sr., Gleason Copeland, Decker Carter, & Foreman Miles.

            Visitation will be 4 to 4:30 P. M. Thursday from the funeral home prior to services.

 

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HUBERT ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—5 July 2000

 

JESUP—Hubert “Eddie” Alford, 40, died July 4 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Services were held at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home in Jesup with burial at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

            He was born in Polk County, Florida and lived in Wayne County for the past few years. He was a truck driver with Hendrix Hauling and was a member of Northside Baptist Church. He attended the Citadel Church of Jesup.

            Survivors include his mother, Shirley J. Edge of Jesup; two stepsisters, two half sisters, and several adopted sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

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HUGH P. ALFORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Saturday, 20 December 2008

 

            Hugh P. Alford, age 81, of Buford, GA, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008. Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory 770-945-9345

 

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IRENE CONDER ALFORD

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—Friday, 15 July 2005

 

ATHENS—Irene Alford was born on September 2, 1913, in Hancock County to Augustus and Mattie Conder. She departed this life on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at Grandview Nursing Home.

            She joined Hill First Baptist Church at an early age. She served faithfully as secretary on the Deaconess Board, as well as in other capacities until her health failed. In other organizations she was secretary of the Senior Majorette Club and was a member of the Retired Teacher Association.

            Mrs. Alford received her early education in Athens, attending West Broad Elementary School and graduating from Athens High and Industrial School where she graduated at the top of her class. Following graduation she attended and graduated with honors from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia and often shared fond memories of her great college experiences, which included serving on the cheerleading squad. She continued her education at Fort Valley State College and earned a degree in elementary education. In later years, she attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. Dedicating over 40 years to education children, she taught in Putnam, Barrow, and Clarke Counties. In Athens, she taught at West Broad Elementary, Gaines School Road Elementary, North Athens Elementary, and retired from Whitehead Road Elementary.

            While teaching in Eatonton, Georgia, she met and married James Henry Alford, Sr., and to this union, one son was born, James Henry Alford, Jr.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday at Hill First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery.

            She leaves in God’s hands her son, James Henry Alford (Vivian) of Athens, Georgia; two grandchildren, James Henry Alford, III of Marietta, Georgia, and Jessica Arnee Alford of Athens, Georgia; one great-grandchild, Hannah of Jacksonville, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

            Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.

 

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IRVING CECIL ALVORD

 

Tim Stewart Funeral Home

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—_____ June 2008

                                 

November 2nd, 1928 - June 19th, 2008

 

            Irving Cecil Alvord, age 79 of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, June 19, 2008. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the First Christian Church of Lawrenceville, 3495 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044. (770) 963-9922. Rev. Katie Hays and Rev. Hoyt Huff, Jr. will officiate. Burial in Canton Cemetery at a later date.

            A WWII Marine Veteran, Mr. Alvord was a retired Wholesale Manager with Petrolane Gas, Inc and an avid golfer and attended First Christian Church of Lawrenceville.

            He is survived by: Wife of 53 years: Mary Jo Alvord, Lawrenceville; Children: Tami Watson & Lou Simonini, Dacula; Michael Lee Alvord, Winder; Patrick Charles Alvord, Atlanta; Brothers: Reg & Rita Alvord, Bellingham, Washington; Ron & Luanne Alvord, Lynden, Washington; Grandchildren: Corey & Brittany Watson, Buford; Heather Alvord, Dacula; Crystal Watson, Buford; Steven Alvord, Lawrenceville; Great Granddaughter: Vanessa Carrier, Several Nieces & Nephews.

            In lieu of flowers memorials to First Christian Church of Lawrenceville Building Fund, 3495 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044 or United Hospice of Atlanta, 1626 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, Georgia 30093. Family will receive friends at the church after the service. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. 770-962-3100. Please sign online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.

            Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials to First Christian Church of Lawrenceville Building Fund, 3495 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30044 or United Hospice of Atlanta, 1626 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, Georgia 30093.

            Services: 2:00PM at First Christian Church of Lawrenceville on Sunday, June 29th, 2008....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 2 Nov 1928, last residence Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA.

            See the obituary of his son Michael Lee Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Irving Cecil Alvord and Gladys Bentley Alvord, in Washington Obituaries.

            His ALVORD lineage: Irving Cecil 1928 WA1, Irving Cecil 1903 WA2, Frank Dudley 1873 WI3, Ellery 1849 NY4, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY5, William 1776 CT6, Asahel 1746 CT7, Asahel 1720 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11.

 

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JACK DENNIS ALFORD

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—Sunday, 30 June 2002

 

DANIELSVILLE [Madison Co.]—Jack Dennis Alford, 42, of 1711 Highway 98 West, Danielsville, died Friday, June 28, 2002.

            A native of Clarke County, Mr. Alford was a son of Rosetta Garrett Hardigree of Commerce and the late Jack Alford. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church, Jefferson.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville. Interment will be in Danielsville Memorial Gardens.

            Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Barbara Alford; two daughters, Crystal Alford and Scarlett Alford; a son, Kenny Alford of Hartwell; and a sister, Marsha Alford of Athens....

 

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JACK DEWAYNE ALFORD, SR.

 

CATOOSA COUNTY NEWS

Ringgold, Catoosa Co., GA—Tuesday, 25 January 2005

 

            Jack Dewayne Alford Sr. of Chickamauga died Sunday, Jan. 23, at a local hospital. He was 53. Formerly of Tampa, Fla., he was a resident of north Georgia for the past 10 years. He was an employee of Crystal Springs Bleachery where he worked for nine years. He was a Baptist.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Fred “Billy” Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Ann Johnson Alford; mother, Evelyn Templeton Scott of Ring-gold; children, Greta Alford of Chickamauga, Michael Alford of LaFayette, Amanda Alford, Jack Alford Jr., both of Ringgold; stepchildren, Lavaughn Harris of Lakeland, Fla., Cecil Harris of Plant City, Fla., Sandy Hooker of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Kathy Bryson of Ringgold; brothers, Lebron Alford of Scottsville, Va., Joey Alford of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

            Services: Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. in the Fort Oglethorpe Chapel of Wilson Funeral Home....

 

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CATOOSA COUNTY NEWS

Ringgold, Catoosa Co., GA—28 January 2005

 

            Ringgold Police Department has arrested members of two burglary rings, including Christopher Anthony Johnson, 20, on charges of entering an automobile and burglary, and Jack Dewayne Alford, 22, on two charges of entering an automobile. Two minors from another local ring were also arrested. The arrests have resulted in the recovery of thousands of dollars in stolen property.

 

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JACK PRESTON ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Monday, 30 April 2007

 

WARNER ROBINS [Houston Co.]—Jack Preston Alford passed away on April 28, 2007.

            Mr. Alford was born on December 3, 1927, in Rome, Georgia. He was of the Baptist Faith. His wife, Jan Alford, parents, John Lafayette Alford and Hilda Yarbrough Alford, preceded him in death.

            Surviving him are two sisters, three brothers, six children and numerous grand children. Services will be private.... McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

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JAMES ALFORD, JR.

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 2 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Mr. James Alford Jr. of 20 Wyman St. SE passed January 1, 1998. Funeral announced later. Hershel Thorton Mortuary, 3346 M.L. King Jr. Dr.

 

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JAMES HALLFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—Tuesday, 3 February 2004

 

METTER [Candler Co.]—James “Jim” Hallford, 57, died on Saturday, January 31, 2004, at his home. Graveside services were held on Saturday, February 7, at Lake Cemetery. Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Home of Metter was in charge of arrangements.

            He lived most of his life in Metter and was a project superintendent working for Hardaway, TIC Co, and Lee Construction. He was instrumental in the building of the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah.

            Surviving are his wife, Debbie Hallford of Metter; a son, James W. Hallford, II of Metter; two brothers, Bill Hallford of New Windsor, Maryland and Grady Hallford of Metter; and one grandson, John Luke Hallford of Metter.

 

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JAMES ART ALFORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Sunday, 10 April 2005

 

            James A. (Art) Alford III, age 42, of Commerce [Jackson Co.], GA formerly of Lawrenceville, GA died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, April 8, 2005. He is survived by his parents Jimmy and Carolyn Alford; his sister: Theresa Alford; aunts and uncles: Carolyn and Roy Beaty; Peggy and Charles Alford; Donna and Wendell Patton; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Celia K. Alford and John and Ruby Patton.

            He will be cremated with his remains to be buried in the Bethesda United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lawrenceville at a private family service. Tom Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Lawrenceville.

 

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JAMES F. ALFORD

 

NEWS OBSERVER

Blue Ridge, Fannin Co., GA—20 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

[James died in Polk Co., TN, across the state line from his home in Fannin Co., GA, but we are including his obituary here because GA was his home.]

 

            James Alford, age 76, died Friday, May 15 at the Copper Basin Medical Center [Copperhill, Polk Co., TN]. He was a World War II veteran.

            He is survived by two sons, Larry Alford of Blue Ridge and Terry Alford of Waleska; one daughter, Judy Peck of Holly Springs; three sisters, Nell Hudson, Bessie Bryant and Mildred McArthur, all of Holly Springs; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 pm May 18 from the Chapel of the Sosebee Funeral Home in Canton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James F. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 1 Feb 1923, last residence Blue Ridge, Fannin Co., GA.

 

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JAMES LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Sunday, 14 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

EATONTON—Services for James Lawrence Alford will be at 3 p.m. today in Lone Oak Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Alford, 48, died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999. Born in Putnam County, he was a dairyman. He was the son of the late Lawrence and Margie Alford.

            Survivors include his son, James Alford Jr.; and sisters JoAnne Herrin and Joyce Anderson, both of Eatonton, and Betty Sue Greenway of Madison.

            Vining Ivy Hill Chapel has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Johnny Travis Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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JAMES WESLEY ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Tuesday, 29 November 2005

 

            James Wesley Alford, 70, of Atlanta died Wednesday, November 23, 2005 after a long illness. He was a graduate of Murphy High School and a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion Post #1. He spent his life in the printing industry and served as president of the Atlanta Printing Industry Atlanta in the 1970’s.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Evelyn Burch and Lawrence C. Alford and his son, Daniel Wesley Alford. He is survived by his son, Larry Alford; daughter-in-law, Becky Alford; and three grandchildren, Jerry, Lisa and Cody Alford.

            A memorial service will be held at A. S. Turner & Sons, Wednesday, November 30th at 7 p.m....

 

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JEANETTE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 14 March 2008

 

            Jeanette Alford, 57, of Calhoun died Sunday. Funeral, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Max Brannon & Sons Funeral Home.

 

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JEFFREY ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Tuesday, 20 May 2008

 

FORSYTH—Jeffrey Alford, 47, died Friday May 16, 2008. Memorial services Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 2:00 P.M. Freeman Funeral Home Chapel 26 Brentwood Place. Burial Private.

            Survivors include mother, Mrs. Annette F. Alford; sister and brother, Ms. Constance Alford, Jacquelina (Cecil) Evans, Evelyn D. Alford, Ricky (Arlene) Alford and T. J. (Mary) Alford Jr. all of Forsyth Ga. -Freeman Funeral Home of Forsyth.

 

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JESSICA RENEE ALFORD

 

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER

Americus, Sumter Co., GA—Monday, 26 November 2007

 

Photo from www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com

 

            Jessica Renee Alford, 13, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007. Miss Alford was a native of Americus, born Feb. 19, 1994, a daughter of Carrie Lou Duhon Callier and James “Scooter” Oscar Alford Jr.

            Miss Alford was an artist, a member of Drayton Baptist Church, a member of the Drama Club and loved animals. She attended Schley County Schools and was in the eighth grade. She played softball and was a cheerleader in the Recreation Department. She had a heart as good as gold and a big smile for everyone.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at Greater Vision Independent Baptist Church with Pastor Stacey Penland officiating. Burial will follow at Ellaville City Cemetery in Ellaville. The family received friends between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24 at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel.

            Serving as pallbearers will be Tony Smith, Richie Ludwig, Dewey Duhon, Joey Hall, Andrew Smith, Jerry Reeves and Greg Phillips.

            Miss Alford is survived by her mother, Carrie Lou Duhon Callier and step-father, Don Smith of Ellaville, her father, James “Scooter” Oscar Alford Jr. and step-mother, Robin Alford of Andersonville; five sisters, Savannah Callier of Ellaville, Heather Hall of Americus, Kaitlyn Hall of Eastman, Kristen Alford of Andersonville and Callie Way of Ellaville; five brothers and three sister-in-laws, Richie and Audrey Ludwig of Americus, Tony and Ashley Smith of Baconton, Tony and Stacey Smith of Americus, Andrew Smith of Ellaville and Joey Hall of Eastman. She is also survived by her maternal grandparents, Larry and Brenda Duhon of Americus and her paternal grandparents, James and Sandy Alford of Andersonville and Cookie Seifert of Vienna; paternal great grandparents, Dorothy and Ulmer Stevens of Americus and J.O. and Irene Alford of Warner Robins; eight aunts and uncles, Dewey and Angie Duhon, Mark and Terrye Jones, Keith and Crissy James, Jason and Laura Seifert, Paul York, Jerry and Beth Reeves, Bennett Williams III, and Sarah and Kip Bolding; and also a number of cousins....

            Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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JIMMIE JOE ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Thursday, 2 August 2007

 

VIDALIA [Toombs Co.]—Mr. Jimmie Joe Alford, 73, died August 1, 2007. Memorial service 11A.M. Saturday in the chapel of Murchison Funeral Home.

            Survivors: wife, Mary Ann Knight Alford, Vidalia; daughter, Kelsey Blair and her son, Jimmie Joe; sons, Danny Adrian Alford, David Alford and Stephen Wesley Alford, all of Macon, other family.

 

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JOANNE CULLER ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Tuesday, 1 December 2009

 

 

            Joanne Alford died Saturday, November 28th, having succumbed to a stroke.

            She was born in Martinsville, VA., on June 21, 1929 to Dr. Baxter and Josephine Culler. She attended Sullins College in Bristol, VA., and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She was preceded in death by her brother Baxter Culler, her sister Barbara Culler, her husbands William Sanford Pottinger and Marvin Craig Alford. Joanne was a loving mother, devoted grandmother, gracious hostess and caring friend. Some of her favorite times were hosting house parties at her home in Pawley's Island, SC. She was a member of the Poppy Garden Club and The Sewing Club. Joanne's happiest moments were spent with her children and their families.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Hunt and Glenn Fulwiler of Newnan, GA.; two daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Daryl Bohannon of Harrisonville, MO., and Joan and Woody Martin of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren Katie, Claire, Hunt, Elizabeth, Ben and Amanda; and four great grandchildren.

            Joanne was a member of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 3098 St. Anne's Lane in Atlanta where a memorial service will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 11:00 AM, followed by a reception at her home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Ave./Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136, St. Anne's Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice. Joanne fought a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. We sent a special thank you to her caregivers Joyce, Carla and Chris who kept her smiling.

 

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THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Tuesday, 1 December 2009

 

            Joanne Culler Alford, 80, died Saturday. The body will be cremated. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Anne's Episcopal Church; H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill.

 

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JOE FELTON ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 27 February 2004

 

            Mr. Joe Felton Alford of Holloway Rd., Barnesville, GA, passed on Monday at the Upson Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Springfield Baptist Church…. Interment will be at the Springfield Cemetery.

            He is survived by one son, Mr. Melvin (Lucille) Buffin, Thomaston, GA; one daughter, Mrs. Ethleen E. Sulton, Detroit, MI; one nephew he raised as his own, Mr. Quinton Alford, Charlotte, NC; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mattie Lois Davis, Atlanta, GA. Trice Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

 

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JOE L. ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Tuesday, 9 February 2010

 

            Joe L. Alford, 60, died Feb. 3. Graveside service, 10 a.m. today, Lakeside Memorial Gardens; Goolsby Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN GORDON ALFORD, JR.

 

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Photo from Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 23 December 2009

 

            John Gordon Alford Jr., 79, of Peachtree City [Fayette Co.] died Sunday. Memorial service, 11 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church; Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City.

 

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STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Tuesday, 29 December 2009

 

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga.—Dr. John Gordon Alford Jr., 79, of Peachtree City, GA, passed away from respiratory failure on December 20, 2009. Dr. Alford served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He received his Masters in education from Northwestern University and his PhD from Harvard. He worked in various educational administrative roles for the State of Illinois for over 30 years. He retired to Tallahassee, FL in 1988. He later served in Pakistan with the Peace Corps. He enjoyed Kiwanis and volunteering with other civic and charitable organizations.

            Dr. Alford is survived by his wife, Margaret Alford; daughters, Susan Alford of Summerdale, AL and Nancy McCrary and her husband Ken of Grayson, GA; son, John G. Alford and his wife Sherry of Alpharetta; grandchildren, Kenny and Kyle McCrary and John (Parker), Cole and Maggie Alford; brothers, Dr. Donald O. Alford and his wife June of Tallahassee, FL and Dr. Stanley P. Alford and his wife Karen of Denison, TX and many nieces and nephews.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 11:00 am at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City with Dr. David Miller officiating. A reception will follow the service in the fellowship hall of the church.

            Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home, Peachtree City. www.mowellfuneralhome.com.

 

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JOHN L. ALFORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Saturday, 8 March 2008

 

            John L. Alford, 86, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2008 after a lengthy illness at the Parkwood Nursing Home in Snellville, Georgia. John was born on August 15, 1921 to Emma O’Neal Alford and William Thomas Alford in Morgan County, Georgia. John served our country during WWII as a U. S. Paratrooper. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner, participating in many charitable fundraisers and events in the Atlanta area. John retired from Ford Motor Company Tractor Division in Tucker, Georgia and then served for many years as a bailiff for Superior Court Judge Dawson Jackson in Gwinnett County.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Nellie M. Alford and his two sons, John William Alford, Lakewells, Florida and Donald H. Alford, Smyrna, Georgia. Also surviving are two stepdaughters, several grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Of his nine siblings, he is survived by three sisters, Ann A. Bradley of Covington, Georgia, Mabel Burnett of Sun City, Arizona, and Lucy Seay of Jersey, Georgia.

            A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Sweetwater Memorial Chapel on Pleasant Hill Road in Lawrenceville, Georgia at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Georgia 404/355-7627.

 

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JOHN LEE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wednesday, 31 March 2010

 

            Mr. John L. Alford of Atlanta passed March 24, 2010. Celebration of life will be held Thursday, April 1, 11:00 A.M. Sims Memorial Chapel at Fernando Sims Funeral Home, 2201 S. Cobb Dr., Smyrna. Interment Chestnut Hills Cemetery.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Ethel L. Alford; children, Juan, KenDronne and Keisha; other relatives and friends. Visitation TODAY 12-6 P.M. at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home 10:30 A.M. on the day of the service. Fernando Sims Funerals & Cremations 678-217-7467.

 

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Fernando Sims Funerals & Cremations

Smyrna, Cobb Co., GA—_____ March 2010

 

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Born: February 4, 1960

Place of Birth: Gay, GA

Death: March 24, 2010

Place of Death: Clayton County

 

            John Lee Alford was born on February 4, 1960 to Clifford Alford, Sr. and Eula Lee Davis Alford. He departed this life on March 24, 2010.

            John attended McCary Elementary School and Woodbury High School.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Alford, Sr. and brothers, Willie James Alford and Joe Louis Alford.

            He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mrs. Ethel Lee Davis; children, Juan A. Branford, KenDronne L. Tiggs and Keisha Branford; siblings, Oscar Lee (Ella) Alford, Clifford (Yvonne) Alford, Wardell (Mildred) Alford, Jerome Alford, Mae Verna (Ulice) Jones, Martha Lee Alford, Mary (Charlie) Geddis, Carrie Myrtice Alford, Marie (Eugene) Ellis, Willie Doris Alford; grandchildren, Cabreshiea Thomas, Jawon Thomas, Armonti Thomas; special friends, Dianna Branford, Sarah Jean Ellis and Marion Tiggs; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Willie James Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOHN O. ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—27 October 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            John O. Alford of Redan, GA, died October 25, 1996.

            Survived by his wife, Laurine R. Alford; son, Rick Alford and his wife, Darlynn of Loganville, Ga.; daughter, Gail Lowe and her husband, Mike of Greensboro, Ga.; three grandchildren; sister Hazel Slaughter of Redan.

            Services will be held Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 o’clock at the Redan First Baptist Church with remains placed in state at 2:30....

            Mr. Alford was retired from the Dekalb County Sheriffs Department as Chief Jailer with 20 years service, after retirement he worked with Dekalb County Board of Education as a Bus Driver.

            Burial Redan Cemetery. Wages & Sons, 770-469-9811.

 

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JOHN RAINEY ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 9 August 1999

 

            Mr. John Rainey Alford, age 77 of Atlanta, passed August 6, 1999. He was born in Madison, GA but had resided in Atlanta for the last 75 years. Mr Alford retired from I.G. Ely Company in 1981 where he had served for over 38 years. He was also the co-founder of the Golfers Twelve of Atlanta.

            John Rainey Alford is survived by his wife Alice M. Alford; 3 children, Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Vernelle) Alford, Patricia A. White and Stanley Alford; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel. Interment, Westview Cemetery. Family....

 

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JOHN S. ALFORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Thursday, 28 August 2008

 

            Mr. John S. Alford, age 37, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, August 25, 2008. He is survived by his: wife of 14 years: Mrs. Melissa D. Cook Alford, Lawrenceville, GA daughters: Jessica Alford, age 17, of Lawrenceville, GA, Madisen Alford, age 10, Lawrenceville, GA and Shawna Alford, age 4, Lawrenceville, GA, mother: Mary Donnelly Alford, New Orleans, LA, sisters: Jo Ann Barron, Frances Alford and Trudy Alford, brothers: William Alford and James Alford, mother-in-law and father-in-law: Virginia and Wayne Cook, Lawrenceville, GA.

            Mr. Alford was born February 15, 1971. He was employed with Progress Containers in Winder, GA. He was a member of the Dacula First United Methodist Church in Dacula, GA.

            Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Burgner officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA 770-932-1133 www.flaniganfuneralhome.com

 

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JOHN W. ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—22 April 2003

 

            John W. Alford, Sr. died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at his residence. The East Point, Florida, native had lived in Darien most of his life. He was a member of American Legion Post 137 in which he donated the land for the Legion Hall. He was a member of Live Oak Lodge 137 F. & A. M. He served with the United States Air National Guard during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Alford was the owner of McIntosh Utilities & Alford Construction and Land Developing. He developed Whispering Pines Subdivision in Darien and he developed and was founder of Whispering Pines Cemetery in Darien. He was instrumental in the development of I-95 exit 49 in Darien, having built and owned the Dairy Queen which was one of the first businesses at that exit. He owned and operated a fleet of shrimp boats in McIntosh County.

            Survivors include his mother, Mary Emelia Alford of Darien; three sons, Bill Alford of Darien, Michael Alford of Brunswick, Scott Alford of Tallahassee, FL; two daughters, Lou McDuffie and Pat Durant, both of Darien, a brother; Jimmy Alford of Pensacola, FL; two sisters, Irene Workman and Daisy Peek, both of Milledgeville; nine children, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends 7:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday at the Chapman Funeral Chapel. A private memorial service will be held at a later date….

 

Photo from Saint Andrews Cemetery, Darien, McIntosh Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

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JOHNNIE MAE ALFORD

 

ALBANY HERALD

Albany, Dougherty Co., GA—Friday, 26 October 2007

 

ALBANY—Johnnie Mae Alford, 87, of 1210 E. Roosevelt Ave. died October 24, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Provisor Missionary Baptist Church in Worth County with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            J.L. Litman Memorial Funeral Service, Albany 229/430-8800.

 

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JOSEPH D. ALFORD

 

SAVANNAH PRESS

Savannah, GA—12 August 1922

 

            Joseph D. Alford, residing at 303 West Hall Street, died early this morning after a short illness at the family residence. Mr. Alford was 88 years of age. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Isabell Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Kate Rewey of Burk, South Dakota, and Mrs. Ralph Hoyt of Savannah; three sons, Albert Alford of Tampico, Mexico; Percy Alford of Dover, Ohio, and Major Alford of Savannah, and by three grandchildren, Evelyn Alford and Warren and Annabel Hoyt.

            Mr. Alford was a Union soldier in the War Between the States and was sergeant major in the Twenty-fifth Wisconsin Regiment. He was a member of Clinton Lodge of Masons. The pallbearers will be members of that lodge. His daughter Mrs. Ralph Hoyt is a member of the Eastern Star.

            The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of his daughter Mrs. Hoyt, 1114 Habersham Street. The services will be conducted by the Rev. W. A. Huckabee, pastor of the Grace Methodist Church and at the grave by Clinton Lodge of Masons. The interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            The pallbearers, all members of the Clinton Lodge, will be Paul M. Bernecker, Thomas S. Russell, Isadore Collat, Harold M. Prager, John H. McTyre and Waring R. Sheftall.

 

AAFA NOTES: Joseph was born May 1834 in PA and his wife was born 1862 in Iowa. They were living in Chatham Co. GA in 1900 with three children: Percy and Edith both born in IA with Major (age 10) born in TN. Major was the only child at home in 1910 and 1920. Edith probably married Ralph Hoyt, and the eldest two children must have been Albert and Kate, neither at home by 1900.

 

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JOSEPH SIDNEY ALFORD

 

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Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA— Friday, 15 July 1927

From ATLANTA OBITUARIES, Scrapbook of Franklin M. Garrett

 

MR. JOSEPH ALFORD, PIONEER CITIZEN, CLAIMED BY DEATH

 

            Mr. Joseph S. Alford, 85 years old, a distinguished veteran of the War Between the States and a resident of Atlanta since 1872, died Thursday night at the home, 122 Crumley Street, S.W. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Chapel of Barclay and Brandon Company and interment will be in West View Cemetery. Members of Camp Tige Anderson Confederate Veterans of which he was a former commander will serve as an honorary escort.

            Mr. Alford served throughout the War Between the States, first with Co. E of the 10th Georgia Infantry under Capt. A. J. McBride and later with General Longstreet in the Army of Northern Virginia.

            A native of Fayetteville, GA, he moved to Jonesboro [Clayton Co.] at an early age and left for the war from that city. He came back to Jonesboro after the war, moving to Atlanta seven years later, and was first employed here at the general store of the late Capt. W.H. Brotherton at Whitehall and Mitchell Streets.

            For about 13 years Mr. Alford was employed in the Fulton County Ordinary’s Office under the late Judge Lowndes Calhoun, county ordinary for years and himself a noted war veteran. Mr. Alford later entered the service of the city holding the position of city probation officer, for a number of years from which position he retired several years ago.

            Mr. Alford was possessed of remarkably sturdy health and until taken by his fatal illness remained active in is many affairs. A year ago he underwent an operation for mastoiditis at Wesley Memorial Hospital and because of his age the physicians did not give him an anesthetic. He submitted to the pain with calmness and won the admiration of all who witnessed the operation by his strength of will.

            During the last years of his life Mr. Alford devoted most of his activities to his work with his fellow Confederate veterans. He was a former Commander of Camp Tige Anderson, where he kept his membership and helped to organize and was a charter member of Camp Walker.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E.B. Williams and Mrs. Charles L. Anderson; three grandchildren, Martha Anderson, Charlotte Hazelton and J. Alford Hazelton, all of Atlanta.

 

AAFA NOTES: This is Joseph Sidney Alford, son of James (born 1804, son of Cullen and Phereba Wooten Alford) and Dorcas Pegg Alford, descendants of James Alford, born 1740 VA/NC, son of Lodwick Alford.

            According to Roster of the Confederate Soldiers Of Georgia, 1861-1865, Vol. II, p. 31, his service was as follows: Private, enlisted Jun. 20, 1861. Appointed 2nd Sgt. Wounded at Berryville, VA, June or Oct. 1863. Wounded in foot at Cedar Creek, VA, Oct, 19, 1864. Surrendered at Appomattox, VA, Apr. 9, 1865. Born at Fayetteville, GA, Dec. 25, 1842. Died at Atlanta, GA, July 14, 1927.

            Although not named in the obituary, we have that he married Martha K. Harris by 1872, and in 1900, they had 4 children: Gertrude (1873), Olin S. (Ola S?, 1876), James H. (1878), Charlotte D. (1881, m. Frank J. Hazelton by 1910). His wife was deceased by 1920 and we don’t know which daughter married E.B. Williams. Ola Sidney Alford m. Charles L. Anderson, Oct. 16, 1904 in Pike Co. GA.

 

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JOSEPHINE CARSON ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 27 June 2008

 

            Homegoing Service for Mrs. Josephine Carson Alford will be held Monday, June 30, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Smyrna Word of Life Baptist Church. Officiating, Rev. Howard Price, Jr. Interment, Lincoln Memorial Gardens. Visitation hour Sunday from 5 until 6 p.m. at Echols Memorial Chapel. 404-525-1109.

 

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JULIA ELIZABETH DIXON HALLFORD

 

CARROLL COUNTY TIMES

Reisterstown, MD—12 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

            Julia Elizabeth Dixon Hallford, 80, of Metter, Ga., died Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at her home.

            Born May 17, 1919, in Gaither, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Edna B. Dixon. She was the wife Henry Grady Hallford Sr., who died in 1976.

            She was a 1936 graduate of Sykesville High School. After graduation, she was employed by the former Maryland Milling and Supply Co., in Sykesville. She was later employed by the State of Maryland as a secretary in various locations. At the time of her retirement, in 1980, she was secretary to the Administrator of Mount Wilson Hospital. She made Metter, Ga., her permanent home in 1987.

            She was an avid bowler; she was a member of the Mount Wilson Bowling League and the Carroll Mixed League. She served as a league secretary in both leagues for several years.

            She also enjoyed travel, photography, gardening, and needlework (especially cross stitch and quilting). At the age of 73, she learned to play golf and was a charter member of the Willow Lake Golf Club.

            Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law Charles W. and Doris Hallford of New Windsor; Grady and Mary Hallford of Frederick, and James and Debbie Hallford of Metter; sister Arlene Elste; and six grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery, Sykesville....

 

AAFA NOTES: Husband Henry Grady Hallford, Sr. was born July 16, 1909, and died Sept. 1976 in Carroll Co., MD. There are no Hallford extractions in our 1920 MD census.

 

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KATRINE “KATE” HARRIS ALFORD

 

STATESBORO HERALD

Statesboro, Bulloch Co., GA—Saturday, 8 September 2007

 

STATESBORO—Mrs. Katrine “Kate” Harris Alford, age 95, died Wednesday [Sept 5] at the Statesboro Nursing Home under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. The Bulloch County native lived in Candler County for many years until returning to Statesboro in 1980. She was employed with Twin City Manufacturing as a presser for several years and was a homemaker. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Jolly Christians and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Alford; and four sons, Franklin, Johnnie, Winford and Wayne Alford.

            Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Pam Alford of Denver, Colo.; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Visitation will be Saturday from 5-8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.

            The funeral service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church.... Interment will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the Friendship Baptist Church....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katrine H. Alford (SS #issued in FL) was born 6 Dec 1911.

 

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KELLEY ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—24 September 2001

 

            Mr. Kelley Alford, age 66, of Flowery Branch [Hall Co.], GA, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2001. He was the son of the late Carl and Edith Gilbert Alford Sr. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pamela Hudgins Alford, Flowery Branch, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Ginn and Tim Smith, Lawrenceville, GA, Edie and Keith Thomas, Lawrenceville, Ellen and Drew Slayton, Lawrenceville, Ashly Alford, Flowery Branch, GA; 7 grandchildren; sister, Ms. Jane Alford, Lawrenceville, GA; several nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. He attended the Emory University at Oxford and also the Emory University. After college he joined his father in the family business. He founded the Alford Gas Company, which was one of the first self-service gas companies in GA. He served on the Board of Directors of the Brand Banking Company. He was a member of the New Bethany Baptist Church in Buford, GA.

            Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at ll:00 a.m. at Shadowlawn Cemetery in Lawrenceville, GA…. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the M.S. Foundation…. Arrangements by Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA 770-932-1133.

 

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LAVERNE BRADLEY ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published on the same day in the Savannah Morning News.]

 

Photo from Flanders Morrison Home

 

BRYAN COUNTY NEWS

Richmond Hill, Bryan Co., GA—Wednesday, 29 October 2008

 

            Laverne Bradley Alford age 75 died Tuesday morning Oct. 28, 2008 at Spanish Oaks Hospice in Savannah. Mrs. Alford was the chief accountant at Fort Stewart for over 32 years, was a member of Pembroke Advent Christian Church and attended First Baptist Church. She enjoyed reading and cross-stitching. Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harold E. Alford.

            Survivors include 2 daughters and 1 son-in-law Debra A. Taylor and Nancy Alford and Steve Gill all of Savannah, one brother Dr. Sidney Leon Bradley of Charlotte, N.C., 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

            Visitation will be 10 a.m.-Noon on Friday. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Dr. Brad Butler officiating. Burial will follow in Northside Cemetery. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. flandersmorrisonfuneralhome.com.

 

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LINDA B. BAILEY ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Saturday, 31 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

MILLEN, Ga.— Mrs. Linda Bailey Alford, 38, of 321 Drexel Ave., died Friday, Jan. 30, 1998, at Jenkins County Hospital.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at True Born Church of Christ Deliverance Center, Inc.... Burial will be in New Millen Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Millen, was a homemaker and a member of True Born Church of Christ Deliverance Center. She attended Atlanta Area Technical School, where she trained as a dental assistant.

            Survivors include three daughters, Latisha Alford, Monique Alford and Tiffany Alford, all of Millen; her parents, Rufus and Lannie Bailey, both of Millen; one brother, Gene Patrick Bailey, Millen; and one sister, Carolyn Bynes, Millen.

            Dwight’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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LISA ANN ALFORD

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—Thursday, 17 June 2004

 

RUTLEDGE [Morgan Co.]—Lisa Ann Alford, 34, died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at her residence. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rutledge Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rutledge City Cemetery. Survivors include her mother, Lena Alford, Rutledge.

            Simmons Funeral Home, Madison, has charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Rutledge City Cemetery, Rutledge, Morgan Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

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LISA SUZANNE RAGSDALE ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Monday, 15 April 1996

 

            Mrs. Lisa Suzanne Ragsdale Alford, 35, of 272 Alford Road, died Wednesday, April 10, 1996.

            Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Franklin United Methodist Church…. Burial was in Franklin City Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Honolulu, had lived in Franklin for 13 years. She was a special education teacher and a member of Franklin United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Ty Alford; two daughters, Ryan Alford and Blake Alford, both of Franklin; her parents, Edmond Eugene Ragsdale and Patricia Ragsdale, Swainsboro; a brother, Scott Ragsdale, Swainsboro; a sister, Lori Bonds, Hartwell; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Anderson, Swainsboro; and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edmond Ragsdale, Pima Mountain Valley.

            Tom Stutts and Son Funeral Home, Franklin, is in charge of arrangements. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro, is in charge of local arrangements.

 

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LUCILLE ALFORD

 

THE STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—Friday, 17 December 1999

 

            Services for Mrs. Lucille Alford, 94, of Savannah, Ga., a former New Jersey resident, will be held at noon tomorrow in St. Peter Sound of Praise Pentecostal Church, 175 Fair St., Paterson. Arrangements are by the Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Sunday in the Memorial Medical Center, Savannah, was a domestic worker.

            Born in Atlanta, Ga., she lived in Newark and East Orange before moving to Savannah two years ago.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jean Walker; a brother, Dr. Emory L. Johnson; a sister, Rev. Alma Moore, and five grandchildren.

 

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LUCILLE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

STAR LEDGER

Newark, NJ—17 December 1999

 

            Services for Mrs. Lucille Alford, 94, of Savannah, Georgia and a former New Jersey resident, were held at St. Peter Sound of Praise Pentecostal Church. Interment was in Glendale Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Bragg Funeral Home in Patterson.

            Mrs. Alford, who died at the Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She had lived in Newark and East Orange before moving to Savannah two years ago.

            A daughter, Mrs. Jean Walker, a brother, Dr. Emory L. Johnson, a sister, Rev. Alma Moore, and five grandchildren survive her. Her husband, Eddie Alford, preceded her in death.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—16 December 1999

 

            Lucille Alford , 94, died Dec. 12 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

            She was born in Atlanta and moved to Savannah four years ago after living in Orange, N.J., for 60 years. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

            SURVIVORS: a daughter, Barbara Jean Alford -Walker of Savannah; a sister, Alma Moore of Paterson, N.J.; a brother, the Rev. Emory Johnson of Roosevelt Long Island, N.J.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            FUNERAL: noon Saturday at St. Peter’s Sound of Praise in Paterson.

            Carnie Bragg Funeral Home, Paterson.

            Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home, Savannah.

 

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LUCILLE K. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Tuesday, 15 January 2002

 

            Alford, Lucile, 88, LaGrange, Ga., died Sunday [January 13]. Hunter-Allen-Myhand Funeral Home, LaGrange.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille K. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 25 Jan 1913, last residence LaGrange, Troup Co., GA.

 

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LUCILLE VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 24 July 2008

 

            Lucille Virginia Alford, 67, of Newnan died Tuesday. Funeral plans will be announced; Sellers-Smith Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

Sellers Smith Funeral Home

Newnan, GA

 

 

            In profound sorrow we announce the passing of Ms. Lucille V. Alford, age 67, of Newnan, Georgia, at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2008.

            The family can be contacted at the home of her daughter, Pricilla Penson at 206 Wynnmeade Parkway, Peachtree City, Georgia.

            Lucille Virginia Alford was born to the late Willie and Millie Alford of Newnan, Georgia, on May 7, 1941. She departed her earthly home on Tuesday, July 22, 2008.

            At a young age she joined The Church of God and Christ under the leadership of Reverend Tucker of Newnan, Georgia. She later joined St. Smyrna Baptist Church.

            Lucille had seven brothers to precede her in death.

            Her presence will forever be felt in the hearts of her family and friends, including her beloved children; Reverend and Mrs. Anthony Alford (Patsy) of Watkinsville, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Penson (Precilla) of Peachtree City, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Seldon (Margaret) of Sharpsburg, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Alford (Jill) of Newnan, Georgia, and Mr. and Mrs. Deoin Alford (Tracey) of Newnan, Georgia; three sisters, Mary Elder of Newnan, Georgia, Helen Johnson of Madras, Georgia, and Margaret Riley of Stone Mountain, Georgia; three brothers, Johnny Alford of Atlanta, Georgia, Cleveland Alford of Stone Mountain, Georgia, and Bobby Lee Alford of Newnan, Georgia; fourteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

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LUCILLE W. HALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—20 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Entered into rest Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at University Hospital, Lucille W. Halford, of Augusta, GA. Family members include a daughter, Vivian L. Swanagin; sister, Annie Kate Lawhorne; grandchildren, Susan Anderson, Steve Swanagin, Joel Swanagin; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild....

 

In another article:

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—21 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Mrs. Lucille W. Halford, 80, died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997, at University Hospital.

            Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Westover Memorial Park, with Dr. Timothy Owings officiating.

            Mrs. Halford, a native of LaGrange, was a homemaker and a Baptist.

            Survivors include a daughter, Vivian L. Swanigan, Martinez; a sister, Annie Kate Lawhorne, Americus; and four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            Friends may call at Poteet Funeral Home, Greene Street.

 

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LUCY MAE WILSON PULLEN HALLFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Thursday, 31 January 2002

 

WASHINGTON, Ga.—Mrs. Lucy Mae Wilson Hallford, 79, of Hallford Road, died Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at her home. Funeral services will be Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., at the Tignall Baptist Church....

            Burial will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Elberton. Pallbearers are Tommy Bradford, Jim Hallford, David McAvoy, John Walton Henderson III, Jeremy Pullen, Douglas Pullen, Blake Davis and Charlie McAvoy.

            She was born in Wilkes County and had lived in Wilkes all of her life. She retired from the Almar Manufacturing Company and was a member of the Tignall Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Hallford is survived by two sons, Charles D. Pullen, Washington and Larry W. Pullen, Tignall; one brother, Malcolm Wilson, Elberton; six grandchildren, Michele McAvoy, Phoebe Pullen, Jeremy Pullen, Lacey P. Henderson, Karmen Pullen and Douglas Pullen; and five great-grandchildren, Blake Davis, Aubrey Davis, Morgan McAvoy, Charlie McAvoy and Sydney Pullen.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, C.A. Hallford; and her parents, Metz J. Wilson and Nellie N. Wilson....

            The family will receive friends tonight, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Hopkins Funeral Home.

 

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LUTHER ALFORD, SR.

 

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER

Americus, Sumter Co., GA—Tuesday, 22 February 1983

 

            Funeral services for Luther Alford Sr. of Chipley [Washington Co.], FL, who died Thursday, February 17, 1983 in Chipley, will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 24, 1983 from New Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Americus with Reverend D.H. Henry officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Alford of Americus, GA; daughters, Veronica Alford and Demetreius Alford of Americus, GA, son, Luther Alford Jr. of Americus, GA; sisters, Mrs. Willie Bell Nelson, Bessie Mae Alford and Lilly Ree Alford of Leslie, GA, Mrs. Ossie Mae James of Chipley, FL; brothers, Mack Alford Jr., Otis Alford and Pearlman Alford of Americus, GA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luther Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 17 Dec 1946 and died _____ Feb 1983.

            This is an African-American family—the obituary is posted at African-American Cemeteries and Obituaries, www.blackcemeteries.com.

 

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MABEL LOUISE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Saturday, 24 February 2007

 

            Miss Mabel Louise Alford, 93, passed from this earth on February 22, 2007. She was born in Neshoba County, Mississippi on August 25, 1913, where she lived until 1939. At that time she went to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, Mississippi. She retired after more than 38 years of service. In 1997, she and her late husband, Bernard moved to Dunwoody, GA to be with her son and his family.

            Mabel, also known as GG, for Great Grandmother, was very actively involved in her Great Grandson’s sports activities. For several years she greatly enjoyed attending their baseball games.

            Miss Mabel is survived by: her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Georgia Stuart of Dunwoody, GA; grandsons, David Stuart and Brad Stuart and his wife Jill and two great-grandsons Justin and Brandon Stuart, all of Cumming, GA. She is also survived by a sister, Laura Goodin of Louisville, Mississippi and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Miss Mabel is going home to be with her late loving husband Bernard, and her precious great-grandson, John Reagan Stuart.

            Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, 3780 Highway 80 East, Pearl, Mississippi will be handling the arrangements with visitation from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with services following in the Chapel on Saturday, March 3rd. Interment will be immediately following at Floral Hills Memory Gardens, 4117 Highway 80 E., Pearl, Mississippi.... Sandy Springs Chapel Funeral Directors, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy., Sandy Springs [GA]. 404-255-8511.

 

In another article, which included all the information above except where Mabel died:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 28 February 2007

 

            Mabel Louise Alford, 93, died February 22, 2007, at Heartland Hospice of Dunwoody, Georgia....

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her husband, Bernard W. Alford in the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION.

 

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MACK F. ALFORD JR.

 

[A very similar article was published in The Telegraph, Macon, GA, on Sunday, 23 March 2008.]

 

Photo from Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

Moores Funeral Home

Milledgeville, GA

 

(November 22, 1942 - March 21, 2008)

 

            Mack F. Alford, Jr. 65 died Friday March 21, 2008. Services will be held at 2:00 pm Monday at Baldwin Memorial Gardens. Rev. Andy Cook will officiate.

            Mr. Alford a native and resident of Milledgeville graduated from Baldwin Co. High Scholl and retired from the Veterans Unit at Central State Hospital. He was preceded in death by his father Mack F. Alford, Sr. He was a Navy veteran.

            Survivors include two sons; Christopher Alford of Jackson, TN and Michael Alford of Jacksonville, FL, his mother Dorothy Lanier Alford of Warner Robins, two brothers; Bill Alford (Roya) of Warner Robins and Richard Alford (Linda) of Cumberland, MD, a sister Dorothy Oermann (Timothy) of Jacksonville, FL, 5 grandchildren.

            Moores Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Baldwin Memorial Gardens, Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Dorothy Lanier Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Richard Earl Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

 

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MAE ELLEN ALFORD DOUGLAS

 

DAILY TIMES

Valdosta, Lowndes Co., GA—Tuesday, 14 September 2004

 

ADEL [Cook Co.]—Sis. Mae Ellen Douglas departed this life at home in Adel on Sept. 9, 2004.

            She was born to Elco and Pearline Alford on March 16, 1945. Sis. Mae Ellen graduated from Cook County Training School in Adel, continued her education and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Albany State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University in N.Y. in 1973. She worked for the St. Joseph County Department of Family and Children for eight years before relocating to Georgia. She was also a member of Olivet AME while a resident of South Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Douglas; her mother, Pearline Alford; and two sisters, Laverne Louise Alford and Helen Jewell Alford.

            She leaves to cherish her memory a son, Robert Alford Douglas, Adel; stepdaughter, Ada Plummer of South Bend, Ind.; father, Elco M. Alford; sister, Mary A. Barron; nephew, Elco Kenneth McCormick (Tamika) of Ozark, Ala.; niece, Lawanna Renee Barron; and a host of loving uncles, aunts and cousins and others who touched her life in a special way.

            Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sept., 15, 2004, at County Line Church, East Fellowship Road, Cecil.... Lane Memorial Chapel of Adel.

 

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MARGARET GREENWAY ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Sunday, 5 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

BARTOW—Services for Margaret Greenway Alford of Bartow will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Bartow Baptist Church with burial in Bartow City Cemetery. Alford, 78, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999. A native of Washington County, she was the widow of James Lynwood Alford and was a homemaker. She was a member of Bartow Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James Dean and Jaunita Alford of Marietta; a brother, Jack Greenway of Augusta; and one granddaughter.

            .... Johnson Funeral Home in Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—5 September 1999

 

            Mrs. Margaret Greenway Alford, 78, of Louisville Highway, died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, at Glendale Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bartow Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Bartow City Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Washington County, was a homemaker and a member of Bartow Baptist Church.

            The family said, "She was preceded in death by her parents, Zade and Clyde Minton Greenway, and her husband, James Lynwood Greenway."

            Survivors include a son, James Dean Alford, Marietta; a brother, Jack Greenway, Augusta; and a grandchild.

            Pallbearers will be Homer Clark Sr., David Clark, Fred Burch Jr., Leon Burch, Paul Greenway, Glenn Greenway and Larry Burch….

 

AAFA NOTES: Husband James Lynwood Alford was born Sept. 11, 1917 and died March 1987. He is listed as Linwood in the 1920 census of Jefferson Co. GA, the son of Charles W. (born 1892 GA) and Lizzie Alford. Charles W. was the son of Charles T. Alford (born 1859 GA?) and Ella. Definite identity of Charles T. could not be made from census data alone.

 

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MARGARET SMITH ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Sunday, 30 July 2006

 

            Margaret Smith Alford, age 92, of Palmetto [Fulton Co.], passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 at Wesley Woods nursing facility near Newnan [Coweta Co.], GA. Mrs. Alford was one of five children of Minnie Sue Peavey and Hude S. Smith. She grew up in Unadilla, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia. Mrs. Alford was married for over 50 years to Helion G. Alford of Palmetto who preceded her in death in November, 1987. Together the Alford’s established a general store in Palmetto, later expanding the business to locations in Fayetteville, Fairburn and Newnan. They sold their business in 1970 and traveled extensively around the world, always returning to Palmetto, where they were active in the Palmetto Baptist Church. Mrs. Alford also found time for public service having terms as City Councilwoman in Palmetto and Mayor Pro Tem of the city. She also served on the Board of Planning and Zoning Appeals for Fulton County.

            An active life, a wonderful Christian lady, who is survived by her daughter, Emasue Alford Vereen of Atlanta; son, Walter H. Alford and his wife, Susanne of Ponte Verde Beach, FL and Cashiers, NC; sister, Edna Hooper, Unadilla, GA; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, August 4, 2006 at 11 o’clock at Palmetto Baptist Church.... Interment Bethesda United Methodist Chruch Cemetery in Lawrenceville, GA.... Parrott Funeral Home, Fairburn, 770-964-4800.

 

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MARIE ALFORD

 

ALBANY HERALD

Albany, Dougherty Co., GA—Wednesday, 29 October 2003

 

ALBANY—Marie Alford, 85, of Albany died Sunday, October 26, 2003, at Albany Health Care.

            A native of Camden, NJ, she was a United States Marine Corps veteran having served in World War II.

            She is survived by her husband, William Alford of Albany.

            The body was cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date at the residence.

            Hall & Hall Funeral Home, Albany 229/883-3864

 

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MARION LOUISE DAVIS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Friday, 19 June 2009

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA—Marion Louise Alford, 79 of Pine Mountain, GA died Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at Vista Care at Franciscan Woods, Columbus, GA. Graveside services for Mrs. Alford will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2009 at Pine Mountain City Cemetery, with Rev. Howard White Officiating the service.

            Mrs. Alford was born May 20, 1930 in Marked Tree, AK the daughter of William Everett Davis, Jr. and Loyce Kathryn Moore Davis. She worked in retail sales for most of her career. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Pine Mountain, Ga..

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband Spurgeon Alford, Sr., and a brother Victor Eugene Davis.

            She is survived by her two sons and their wives: Spurgeon Spud and Cathy Alford of Pine Mountain and Michael Bradley and Wynn Alford of Columbus; two sisters Anne Panneck of Jonesboro, AK and Pam Goodwin of Charleston, West Virginia; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            In lieu of flowers contributions may be given in memory of Mrs. Alford to the Alzhiemers Assoc. Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd. Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345 The arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton, GA.

 

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MARTHA ANGELYN LAVENDER ALFORD

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Friday, 28 September 2001

 

            The service for Martha Lavender Alford, 90, of Austell [Cobb Co.], Ga., who died Thursday [September 27], will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee.

            She is a former resident of Tallahassee.

            She is survived by a son, Eugene Alford of Atlanta; a daughter, Angelyn Bagwell of Tallahassee; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            (Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in Columbus, 706-563-2372.)

 

In another article:

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Friday, 28 September 2001

 

            Alford, Martha Lavender, 90, Austell, Ga., formerly of Columbus, died Thursday. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel, Columbus.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha L. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 13 Oct 1910, last residence Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

            From AAFA records, Martha A. Lavender married Eugene Clifton Alford Jr. on 24 June 1932 in Fountain Inn, Greenville Co., SC.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Meek Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eugene Clifton 1908 TN1, Eugene Clifton 1881 TN2, Lambert Meek 1833 NC3.

 

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MARVIN CRAIG ALFORD, JR.

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 23 March 2009

 

            Craig Alford passed away March 20, 2009. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Craig graduated from Louisville Male High School and was a member of the Athenaeum Literary Society. He served in the Canadian Royal Air Force before joining the United States Air Force where he served as a highly decorated pilot in the European theater with the rank of lieutenant. He flew strategic missions on D-Day. He also saw action in Korea and was discharged as a Captain. In later years Craig moved to Hopkinsville, Ky. where he assisted in developing a highly successful restaurant chain. Upon retirement in 1985, Craig and his wife, Joanne shared residences in Atlanta, GA and Pawleys Island, S.C.

            Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Noe and Marvin Craig Alford, Sr., and his first wife, Alma (Tuddy) Parham. Craig is survived by his wife Joanne Alford of Atlanta, GA. and his daughter Martha Lang (Richard) of Darien GA; sister, Betty Thirlwell of Louisville, KY; brother, Hamilton Alford (Kim) of Murrieta, CA; niece, Mary Craig Czerwonka and nephew, E.C. Thirlwell, 3 great- nieces and one great-nephew, all of Louisville, KY.

            A private service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church Monday March 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends following the service at 1:00 pm, 975 Moores Mill Rd, 30327. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation or to Old Friends (a Kentucky facility for retired race horses) 1841 Paynes Depot Rd., Georgetown, KY 40324.

 

In another article:

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Monday, 23 March 2009

 

            Alford, Marvin Craig passed away Friday, March 20, 2009. A native of Louisville, Craig graduated from Louisville Male High School and was a member of the Athenaeum Literary Society. He served in the Canadian Royal Air Force before joining the United States Air Force where he served as a highly decorated pilot in the European theater with the rank of lieutenant. He flew strategic missions on D-Day. He also saw action in Korea and was discharged as a Captain. In later years Craig moved to Hopkinsville, KY, where he assisted in developing a highly successful restaurant chain. Upon retirement in 1985, Craig and his wife, Joanne shared residences in Atlanta, GA and Pawleys Island, SC.

            Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Noe and Marvin Craig Alford Sr.; and his first wife, Alma (Tuddy) Parham. Craig is survived by his wife, Joanne Alford, of Atlanta; his daughter, Martha Lang (Richard), of Darien GA; sister, Betty Thirlwell, of Louisville; brother, Hamilton Alford (Kim), of Murrieta, CA; niece, Mary Craig Czerwonka and nephew, E C Thirlwell; three great-nieces and one great nephew, all of Louisville.

            A private service will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 11 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2009. The family will receive friends following the service at 1p.m. at 975 Moores Mill Road, 30327. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation or to Old Friends (a Kentucky facility for retired race horses) 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M. Craig Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 26 June 1921, last residence Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

 

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MARVIN WHEATLY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—24 November 2005

 

            Marvin Wheatly Alford , II, 24, died, died Tuesday.

            Survivors: parents, Marvin Wheatly Alford and Sheryl Dickson Rahmagi and other relatives.

            Visitation: 6-8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Funeral: 2 p.m., Saturday at Victory Baptist Church. Burial: Beaufort Memorial Gardens. Anderson Funeral Home

 

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MARY LOUISE FEW ALFORD

 

ALBANY HERALD

Albany, Dougherty Co., GA—21 April 2009

 

DAWSON—Sister Mary Alford, 61, of 5870 US Highway 82 West, Cuthbert, GA died on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center, Cuthbert, GA. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Cuthbert, GA. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Albritten’s Funeral Service at Cuthbert in charge of arrangements.

            Albritten’s Funeral Services, Dawson 229/995-5895

 

In another article:

 

Albritten’s Funeral Service

Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA—_____April 2009

 

Sis. Mary Alford

(October 21, 1947 - April 17, 2009)

 

HOME ADDRESS:

5870 US Highway 82 West

Cuthbert, GA

 

FUNERAL SERVICES:

1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Randolph County, GA

Rev. B. Grooms, Officiating

 

INTERMENT:

Mt. Zion Church Cemetery

Randolph County, GA

 

            Sis. Mary Louise Alford was born October 21, 1947 in Randolph County, GA to the late Rachel Few and John Few.

            At an early age, she confessed her hope in Christ and joined Union Grove Baptist Church, Randolph County and served as a faithful member until her health failed.

            She was joined in Holy Matrimony to Jimmy Lee Alford and to this union six children were born. The loving couple also raised their granddaughter, Miracle Rosser and three foster children, Roosevelt Free, Jamal Free and Roosevelt Free, V.

            She leaves to cherish her memories, a loving husband, Jimmy Lee Alford of Cuthbert, GA; three daughters, Mary J. Alford, Veronica (Anthony) Daniels of Douglasville, GA and Martha Lewis of Lithia Springs, GA; three sons, Michael (Melissa) Alford of Douglasville, GA, Jimmy Lee (April) Alford, Jr. of Athans, AL and Eugene (Tammie) Alford of Riverdale, GA; a devoted mother, Rachel Few of Cuthbert, GA; six sisters, Ernestine (William) Lucus of Apopka, FL, Bonnie Dean (Jessie) Brown of Albany, GA, Sandra Marie (John) Battle of Gilleville, GA, Jacqueline Denise (Sam) Ball of West Virginia, Patricia Slaughter of Atlanta, GA and Betty Slaughter of Cuthbert, GA; twelve brothers, John Jacob (Darlene) Few of Atlanta, GA, James Edward Few of Moore, SC, John S. (Tracy) Few, Jr. of Columbus, GA, Arthur Lee (Tina) Few of Norfolk, VA, Eddie C. (Wellie) Few of Dublin, GA, Willie A. Few of Forest Park, GA, Lee Andrew (Bunny) Few of College Park, GA, Bobby Slaughter, Jerome Slaughter, Roderick Slaughter and Michael Slaughter, all of Atlanta, GA and Robert Slaughter of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Annie Ruth (Henry) Tamplin, Minnie Hightower and Albert (Sidney) Humbert of Cuthbert, GA; four special godchildren, Serrita (Tyrone) Smith, Lashonda (Christopher) Green and Kiarria Burnett, all of Cuthbert, GA and Tiesha Allen of Albany, GA; a very special friend, Valarie Walton and a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: Albritten’s Funeral Service traditionally serves the African American community.

 

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MARY WILMA HALLFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Sunday, 16 September 2001

 

DEMOREST [Habersham Co.], Ga.—Mary Wilma Hallford, 82, of Demorest, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001, at Scenic View Health Care, Baldwin.

            Born in Habersham County, she was retired from the Russell Corporation, and was a member of Habersham Baptist Church.

            Surviving are brothers, Edward Hallford, Jerry Hallford, and Raymond Hallford, all of Demorest, and Clarence Hallford of Clarkesville; and a brother, Willie Hallford of Clarkesville.

            She was the daughter of the late James R. and Myrtle Hightower Hallford. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucile Church; and three brothers, Loy, Hughie, and Jimmy Hallford.

            Services are at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville ...; interment will be at the Fairfield Cemetery, Demorest....

 

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MARY DOROTHY GABLE ALFORD

 

TIMES-GEORGIAN

Carrollton, Carroll Co., GA—Wednesday, 1 March 2000

 

            Mrs. Mary Dorothy Gable Alford, 80, of Rainey Road, Temple [Carroll Co.], died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 24, 1919, in White County, the daughter of the late Mrs. Gladys Gable and the late Edward Gable. She was a homemaker and a member of the Beulahland Baptist Church.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceeded in death by one daughter, Wanda Kay Alford.

            Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Jean Alford of Temple, Jimmy and Aletta Alford of Tacoma, Wash., and Sammy and Anne Alford of Brandon, Fla.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. at the Beulahland Baptist Church.... Interment will follow in the Beulahland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Cole, Ed Cole, Joey Cole, Roger Goldin, Steve Goldin and Sammy Buchanan.

            Jones-Wynn Funeral Home, Villa Rica

 

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MARY ELLA ALFORD COPELAND KEY

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—Thursday, 26 December 2002

 

EATONTON [Putnam Co.]—Mary Ella Alford Key, 89, of 112 Chandler Court, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002.

            A native of Morgan County, she was the daughter of the late Ed Alford and Mary Isabella Smith. She was a retired Enterprise Aluminum employee and a member of First Pentecostal Holiness Church.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pentecostal Holiness Church with Dr. Richard Seller officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

            Survivors include a son, Raymond Copeland, Eatonton; two daughters, Jean Griffith and Dot Hollis, both of Eatonton; a sister, Stella Black, Eatonton; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-children.

            The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the residence of Jean Griffith, 134 Greensboro Highway.

 

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MARY JO DAVENPORT ALFORD

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—Wednesday, 3 July 2002

 

CONYERS [Rockdale Co.]—Mary Jo Davenport Alford, 71, of 4632 Woodlake Lane, died Monday, July 1, 2002.

            A native of Knox County, Ky., Mrs. Alford was a daughter of the late Joe and Effie Baker Davenport and was the widow of Albert Clay Alford Jr. She was a graduate of Knox County High School and a homemaker. She was a member of the United Methodist Women’s Association and Walker United Methodist Church.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Walker United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn M. West, Conyers, and Deborah A. Briggs, Duluth; two sons, Albert Clay Alford III, McDonough, and James Carl Alford, Conyers; a brother, Bill Davenport, Artemus, Ky.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Shayne Brown, Greg McCollogh, Stephen Bennette, Jason Dean, Bob Cook and Robby Cook.

            Memorials may be made to Walker United Methodist Church, 2730 Walker Church Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

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MARY ROSE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 22 November 2007

 

            Service for Mother Mary Rose Alford Friday, November 23, 2007, 1 pm, Israel Baptist Church, 2071 Hosea L. Williams Dr., Atlanta. Instate 12 noon.... Interment Monte Vista....

            Survivors: children, Barbara Bell and Clarence Alford; other relatives and friends. Viewing today 10 am 7 pm at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd. SW (Corner of Cascade Rd. near I-285) 404-349-3000 mbfh.com

 

AAFA NOTES: Funeral home records say she died November 19.

 

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MARY V. “GINGER” ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—5 November 2003

 

            Mary V. (Ginger) Alford, age 60 of Conyers, passed away November 3, 2003. Survivors include husband, George W. Alford, Conyers; daughters, Deidre Wilson, Covington, Adrian Thompson, Conyers; stepdaughter, Dionne White, Powder Springs; stepsons, George R. Alford, Conyers, Greg C. Alford, Plains, Terry Alford, Nashville, TN; 7 grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2003 from Horis A. Ward Rockdale Chapel at 1:00 p.m., … with interment to follow in Prospect United Methodist Church Cemetery….

 

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MICHAEL LEE ALVORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 30 March 2009

 

            Michael Lee Alvord, 47, of Winder died Friday. The body was cremated. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Thursday, Auburn Seventh-Day Adventist Church; Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Buford.

 

In another article:

 

Tim Stewart Funeral Home

Buford, Gwinnett Co., GA—_____ March 2009

 

 

March 28th, 1961 - March 27th, 2009

 

            Michael Lee Alvord, age 47 of Winder, passed away Friday, March 27, 2009. Memorial Services will be 2 P.M. Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church in Auburn. Mr. Alvord was the owner of North Georgia Sign Design and was a member of Hebron Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alvord is preceded in death by Sheila Alvord, mother of Steven and Heather Alvord, and his father, Irving Cecil Alvord. He is survived by his Children: Heather Alvord, Dacula, and Steven Alvord, Lawrenceville; Mother: Mary Jo Alvord; Brother: Patrick Alvord, Lawrenceville; Sister: Tami Watson, Dacula; Granddaughter: Vanessa Carrier and many nieces and nephews also survive.

            Arrangements by Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 Morningside Drive, Buford, GA 30518. 770-945-9345. Please sign the online guest book at www.stewartfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Michael L. Alvord (SS# issued in GA), last residence Winder, Barrow Co., GA.

            See the obituary of his father, Irving Cecil Alvord, in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage: Michael Lee 1961 GA1, Irving Cecil 1928 WA2, Irving Cecil 1903 WA3, Frank Dudley 1873 WI4, Ellery 1849 NY5, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY6, William 1776 CT7, Asahel 1746 CT8, Asahel 1720 MA9, Thomas 1683 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12.

 

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MICHAEL PATRICK HALLFORD

 

METTER ADVERTISER

Metter, Candler Co., GA—5 September 2001

 

            Michael Patrick Hallford, 20, of Metter died early Sunday morning, September 2, 2001. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at the Metter Primitive Baptist Church. Burial was in Lake Cemetery. Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Home of Metter was in charge of arrangements.

            He was born in Virginia. He lived most of his life in Candler County and was employed as a construction worker. He attended the Metter Primitive Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his parents, Jim and Debbie Hallford of Metter; one brother, James W. Hallford II of Metter; one nephew, John Luke Hallford of Metter; his maternal grandparents, Terry and Wilma O’Regan of St. Augustine, Florida; and several aunts and uncles.

 

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MYRA A. “BERT” ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—Saturday, 8 December 2007

 

BRUNSWICK—Mrs. Myra A. “Bert” Alford, died Tuesday at Crawford Long Hospital. Survivors: husband, sons, grandchild, sisters and brothers. Funeral: 11 a.m., Monday at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island, GA. Burial: Behavior Cemetery, the boat will leave Meridian Dock at 9:30 a.m., Monday. Darien Funeral.

 

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NANCY KALOGEROS ALFORD

 

JOHNSON CITY PRESS

Johnson City, Washington Co., TN—Monday, 5 February 2007

 

            Nancy Kalogeros Alford, age 56, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, GA, with her husband’s family by her side following a brief illness.

            She was a native of Washington County, TN. Mrs. Alford was a member of 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA. She was a devoted animal lover and she loved her two cats.

            She is preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband Clay Alford, of Atlanta, GA.

            The graveside service for Mrs. Alford will be conducted at 12:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 7, 2006 at Monte Vista Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 7 from 11:00 until 12 noon in the East Parlor of Appalachian Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.... Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Alford family.

 

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NANNIE GRACE ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 10 August 1971

 

            Mrs. Nannie Grace Alford, 50, wife of Thomas Brooks Alford of Douglas, Georgia, passed away last week after a lingering illness. Funeral service was held Sunday afternoon in the Sims Funeral Chapel in Douglas and interment followed. Mrs. Alford was a native of Dillon before moving to Georgia.

            She is survived by her husband and 3 children, Mrs. Sylva A. Drew, Beverly and T. Brooks, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her FindAGrave.com memorial at Douglas City Cemetery, Douglas, Coffee Co., GA, says she was born 14 Aug 1921 and died 7 Aug 1971.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Brooks Alford Sr.; and her son Thomas Brooks Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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NATHANIEL ALFORD

 

MOULTRIE OBSERVER

Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA—Thursday, 23 September 2004

 

MOULTRIE—Nathaniel Alford, 51, of Moultrie died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2004, at his residence.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at Friendship Baptist Church.... Burial will follow at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2. Felton Mulkey, Lamar Seay, Johnny Collins, James Ridley, David Barge and Aaron Crawford will serve as pallbearers.

            Born Jan. 27, 1953, in Moultrie, Mr. Alford was the son of the late Cicero Rhodes and the late Johnnie Mae Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sarah Rhodes; and a brother, Joseph Rhodes.

            Survivors include his wife, Margie Hadley Alford of Moultrie; one son, Nathaniel Alford Jr. and wife Kristine of Atlanta; two daughters, Felicia Howard and husband Ben and Monica Edwards and husband Thomas, all of Moultrie; one brother, Jessie Rhodes of Moultrie; two sisters, Melinda Edwards and husband Charles and Patricia Rhodes and fiance Lamar Seay, all of Moultrie; three grandchildren; three devoted nephews, Torrey Edwards, Y’Keevis Edwards and Elliot Walker Jr., all of Moultrie; a devoted godmother, Isabelle Ivey of Moultrie; a devoted godfather, Felton Mulkey of Moultrie; two devoted cousins, Evelyn Mitchell and family and Leatha Barge and family, all of Moultrie; a devoted companion, Lexie Crews of Moultrie; a godson, Mario Newcomb of Moultrie; a goddaughter, Senja Beth Mitchell of Moultrie; and other family members and friends.

            The family may be contacted at the home of Charles and Melinda Edwards, 615 Fifth Ave. S.W., Moultrie.

            Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

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NATHANIEL ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—Saturday, 27 January 2001

 

BRUNSWICK [Glynn Co.]—Nathaniel Alford Sr., 86, died Jan. 25 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.

            He was born in Glynn County and retired from Hercules Inc.

            SURVIVORS: his wife, Susie Alford of Brunswick; six sons, Robert, Nathaniel Jr., Arthur, James, Joel Alford, all of Brunswick, and Elzie Alford of Dublin; five daughters, Dorothy Cuthbert, Patricia Anthony and Frances Anthony, all of Alta, Betty Bellman of Decatur, Ala., and Patty Gloade of Brunswick; 49 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews.

            FUNERAL: noon Monday at Prudence Hall Chapel, Hall, Jones & Brown Funeral Home, burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Robert Larry Alford Sr. and Patty Jean Alford Gload Washington in this compilation.

 

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NEIL ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 7 December 2009

 

            Neil Alford, 80, of Marietta, Ga., died Tuesday, December 1, 2009.

            Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2009 in the Chapel at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta, Ga. with Monsignor Pat Bishop officiating. Interment took place in Kennesaw Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Alford of Marietta, Ga.; one daughter, Debbie Alford of Marietta, Ga.; brother, Stanley Alford of Columbia; nephew, Billy Alford and wife, Dawn; nephew, Randy Alford; great-nephew, Wells Alford; and great niece, Natalie Temples; great-great-niece, Ellison Temples, all of S.C. and Marietta, Ga.

            Please sign a guest book at TheSunNews.com.

            Contributions may be made to Transfiguration Catholic Church, 1815 Blackwell Road N.E., Marietta, GA 30066.

            Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home and Crematory, www.mayeswarddobbins.com, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

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NELDA JUNE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Thursday, 8 December 2005

 

            Nelda June Alford, 73, of Stockbridge [Henry Co.] died Monday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Horis A. Ward, Fairview Chapel.

 

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NYLES DE’NIRO ALFORD

 

VALLEY TIMES-NEWS

Lanett, Chambers Co., AL—28 February 2003

 

COLUMBUS, Ga.—Mr. Nyles De’Niro Alford, 21, of Columbus died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at Regional Hospital in Americus, Ga.

            Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, March 2 at 1 p.m. (EST) at Georgia Southwestern State University Fine Arts Theater in Americus.... Burial will follow in the Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery in Valley.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother and father, Harry and Isabelle Alford of Columbus; two brothers, Newbraski Alford of Carson, Calif., and Nicholas Alford of Columbus; his sister, Natoya Alford of Columbus; his fianceé, Glenn Legaspi of Cordele, Ga.; his sister-in-law, Pamela Barber of Ashburn, Ga.; two aunts, Rosa Brown of Flowery Branch, Ga., and Priscilla Busbee of Valley; two uncles, the Rev. L.Z. Johnson Jr. and Elbert Johnson, both of Valley; his nephew, Elijah Nakia Alford; and a host of loving cousins and friends.

            Born Feb. 6, 1982 in Mountain Home, Idaho, Mr. Alford was a junior pre-med biology major and loved to play basketball, flag football and soccer. He enjoyed lifting weights and worked in the gym. He enjoyed spending time with his fianceé, and reading and studying the Word of God. Mr. Alford graduated in 2000 with honors from Shaw High School in Columbus. He was a member of Love Life Ministry.

            He was preceded in death by his brother, Nakia Alford of California; and his grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. L.Z. Johnson Sr.

The family may be contacted at the home of Robert and Priscilla Busbee, 5215 31st Ave., Valley. The procession will be leaving the Busbee home at 9:30 a.m. (EST) Sunday.

            Foreman Funeral Home in Valley is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

GEORGIA SOUTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS

Americus, Sumter Co., GA—Feb. 26, 2003

 

AMERICUS—Nyles Alford, 21, a Georgia Southwestern State University student from Columbus, Ga., collapsed during a student-organized basketball game Tuesday evening in the Florrie Chappell Gym.

            According to GSW Public Safety, an officer responded to the gym at approximately 7:54 p.m. and found Alford lying on his back on the floor. Efforts began to revive the victim, and emergency teams responded to transport Alford to Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus. He later died at the hospital. The cause of death is unknown, and under investigation....

 

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ORENA GUEST ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—4 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Orena Guest Alford, age 98 of Greenville, formerly of Decatur, GA, died December 1, 1995 at Rolling Green Nursing Center.

            She was a homemaker. She was the last member of her immediate family.

            Surviving are two nieces, June Stone of Charlotte and Jean Guest Robbins of Boise, Idaho; and two nephews, C.M. Guest Jr. of Asheville and Thomas Guest of Gulf Breeze, FL.

            Graveside services, 2:00 pm Tuesday in Evergreen Cemetery, Charlotte. Harry & Bryant Funeral Directors, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte.

 

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OTTO CHARLES ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Friday, 28 March 2008

 

AUGUSTA, Ga.—Mr. Otto Charles Alford, age 83, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Westover Memorial Park with Dr. Kevin Steele officiating. Mr. Alford was a 1949 graduate of Auburn University where he received a degree in Agriculture. He retired as a Computer Programmer from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. Mr. Alford was a member of National Hills Baptist Church and loved to spend time reading. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Alabama.

            Survivors include one brother, Dr. Richard K. (Bonnie) Alford of Hartselle, AL; one sister, Juanita Corgill of Augusta, GA; four nieces and nephews, Diane (Ken) Daniel of Evans, GA, Debbie (John) Seay of Hartwell, GA, Nicole (Eric) Mashburn of Hartselle, AL, Jason (Debbie) Alford, Colorado Springs, CO, eight great nieces and nephews, one great great niece, and longtime friend; James Jordan.

            The family will receive friends on Friday March 28, 2008 following the graveside service. If so desired, memorials may be made to Aspen’s Legacy, P.O. Box 211790 Augusta, GA 30917. Platt’s Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA 30904.

 

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OWEN JUDSON ALFORD

 

Extracted from:

Officers and Enlisted Men of the United States Navy Who Lost Their Lives During The World War, From April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918, Washington Government Printing Office, 1920 (Ancestry.com),

 

Alford, Owen Judson, yeoman, second class, United States Navy (general court-martial prisoner).

Enlisted: Philadelphia, Pa., July 15, 1917.

Died: Naval hospital, Portsmouth, N.H., September 25, 1918.

Cause: Pneumonia, broncho.

Next of kin: Son, Linder Alford, Hartwell, Ga.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son, Angus Linder Alford, in this compilation.

            On Owen J. Alford’s WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 28, a single bookkeeper employed by A.M. Alford Co. in Hartwell. He was born 19 Aug 1888 in Hartwell, GA. He says he had military service in the U.S. Navy as a yeoman second class for 4 years, and that he prefers naval service. He is tall with brown eyes and black hair.

 

1930 Census:

Hartwell (E.D. 1), Hart Co., GA

Dwelling #76

Angus N.         Alford head    68        GA SC GA     merchant department store

                                                            widowed, age 26 at 1st marriage

Harold B.        Alford son       33        GA GA GA    salesman

Montine A.      Skelton            dau      36        GA GA GA    saleslady

                                                            Widow, age 21 at 1st marriage

Edward A.      Skelton            grandson         11        GA GA GA

Angus N. Jr.    Alford son       27        GA GA GA    salesman

                                                            age 26 at 1st marriage

Mary A.           Alford d-in-law           22        GA GA GA    age 21 at 1st marriage

A. Linder        Alford grandson         21        GA GA GA

 

1920 Census:

Hartwell (E.D. 69), Hart Co., GA

Dwelling #69

Angus N.         Alford head    59        GA SC GA     proprietor, dry goods store

Arlia    Alford wife     40        GA GA GA

Harold B.        Alford son       16        GA GA GA    salesman, hardware store

Elizabeth         Alford dau      12        GA GA GA

Angus N. Jr.    Alford son       7          GA GA GA

Linder Alford grandson         11        GA GA GA

 

1910 Census:

Hartwell (E.D. 67), Hart Co., GA

Dwelling #108

Angus N.         Alford head    48        GA SC GA     m. 22 years      retail merchant

                                                                    dry goods & hardware

Arlie E.            Alford wife     40        GA GA GA    7 children, 7 living

Hugh I.            Alford son       19        GA GA GA

Montine           Alford dau      17        GA GA GA

Harold B.        Alford son       16        GA GA GA

Forrest Alford son       14        GA GA GA

Elizabeth         Alford dau      12        GA GA GA

A.N. Jr.           Alford son       7          GA GA GA

 

Dwelling #110

Owen J.           Alford head    21        GA GA GA    m. 2 years        bookkeeper

                                                                    dry goods & hardware

Louise L.         Alford wife     21        GA GA GA

Angus Linder  Alford son       1-8/12  GA GA GA

 

            His lineage, from several RootsWeb and Ancestry Family Trees: Owen Judson 1888 GA1, Angus Notley 1861 GA2, James Berry 1841 NC3, Lodwick 1802 NC4, Drewry Cade 17835.

 

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PATTY JEAN ALFORD GLOAD WASHINGTON

 

BRUNSWICK NEWS

Brunswick, Glynn Co., GA—Wednesday, 9 July 2003

 

            Patty Jean Alford Washington, 43, of Brunswick died Friday [July 4] at the local hospital. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.... Burial will follow in Jones Cemetery in McIntosh County.

            Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased and deacons of the church.

            Survivors include her mother, Susie Alford of Brunswick; two sons, Terry Washington Jr. and Timothy Washington, both of Brunswick; a daughter, Jibria Gload of Brunswick; five brothers, Nathaniel Alford Jr., Robert Alford, Arthur Lee, James L. Alford and Joel Alford, all of Brunswick; four sisters, Dorothy Cuthbert, Patricia Anthony and Frances Anthony, all of Atlanta, and Betty Bellmon of Decatur, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Washington, a native of Glynn County, was employed as a housekeeper at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick. She was a member of the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Nathaniel Alford Sr.; and brother Robert Larry Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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PAUL E. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—31 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Paul E. Alford, Sr., will be held Saturday, August 1, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Central Holiness Church, 1069 Washington Street, SW.... Interment, Kennedy Cemetery. Survivors are wife, Mrs. Jessie Alford, 12 children, 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, four sisters, five brothers, a host of other relatives and friends.... Stocks Funeral Home, Kirkwood Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Emanuel "Buddy" Alford in this compilation.

 

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PEARLMAN “BIG DADDY” ALFORD

 

AMERICUS TIMES-RECORDER

Americus, Sumter Co., GA—Wednesday, 6 June 2007

 

            Funeral services for Pearlman “Big Daddy” Alford, of 806-A Georgia Avenue, Americus, GA, who died Thursday, May 31, 2007, will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 7, 2007 from Mt Olive Baptist Church. Reverend Plezy Nelson Sr will officiate. Burial will be in eastview Cemetery.

            He was born June 19, 1949 in Sumter County, GA, son of McArthur Alford and Lillie Bell Barnett Alford. He was a 1967 graduate of Sumter High School.

            Survivors include his children, Mrs Natacha (Roosevelt) Merritt, Ms Teresa Alford, Bradford Keith (Charlise) Alford, and Mrs Joshundra (Jerome) Sims; 2 brothers, McArthur (Martha) Alford and Otis (Annie Maude) Alford; 2 sisters, Ms Bessie Mae Alford and Mrs Ossie Mae (Robert) James; 13 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: This is an African-American family—the obituary is posted at African-American Cemeteries and Obituaries, www.blackcemeteries.com.

 

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PECOLA SIMMS WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—2 April 2004

 

WARNER ROBINS—Pecola Alford, age 86, died March 29, 2004. Services will be Saturday, April 3, 2004 at 11A.M. in the chapel of Nelson’s Mortuary. Interment at Mt. Nebo Cemetery.

            Survivors include children, Willie Alford, Mary Davidson and Cheryl Milton; brothers, Stacy Simms; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Nelson’s Mortuary.

 

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PHEBE JANE SAMMIS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Sunday, 7 August 1922

 

            Mrs. Phoebe J. Alford, 91 years old, died yesterday afternoon [August 6] at 12:10 o’clock at her home 701 First Avenue. Mrs. Alford was one of the oldest residents of this city.

            She was born in New York City on September 4, 1831 and was married to W. Capers Alford, of Troup County Georgia, on December 6, 1849 [AAFA has 1848]. She moved to Columbus in 1844. Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sammis, who were among the pioneer settlers of this city. Mr. Sammis was one of the leading merchants and citizens of the city.

            Mrs. Alford was one of the best known and beloved ladies of this community. Her delight was to lend assistance and cheer to all who might be in need. She was a devoted Christian and a consistent member of the St. Luke Methodist Church, having united with the church in her early childhood.

            She will be sadly missed by her family and a large number of friends. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E.B. Porter and Miss..[obviously something was left out here]...grandsons and granddaughters among whom are Mrs. E.G. Abbot and N.H. Raymond, of this city and eighteen great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon from the residence at 701 First Avenue. The interment will be in Linwood Cemetery.

 

Photo from Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: Phebe Jane Sammis married Whitman C. Alford in Muscogee Co., GA, on 6 Dec 1848 [Georgia Marriagesto 1850 (Ancestry.com)].

            Whitman Capers Alford died in 1865.

            Whitman is probably the W.C. Alford listed in the 1864 CENSUS FOR REORGANIZING THE GEORGIA MILITIA as a barkeeper, age 46, from Troup Co. They were in Troup Co. in 1850 and 1860. Phoebe was in Muscogee Co. from before 1870 until her death. Her daughter Celestia (born 1858) was still living with her in 1920 so is probably the Miss mentioned in the obit.

            Her FindAGrave.com memorial lists her as Phebe Jane Sammis Alford, daughter of Richard Sammis and Mary Ann Byrne.

            This family descends from Julius Alford (born 1750) and Rebecca Jackson, Julius being a son of Lodwick Alford. Not much is known about their children. A son Richard Lodwick born 1849 (7 months old in 1850) died Apr. 16, 1859. The 1860 census differs in the listing of children as compared to 1870. In 1860, there are three: W.H. (7), Leonidas (4) and Celestia (2). In 1870, Phoebe J. is living in Columbus with children Mary E. (18), Phebe J. (16), Leonidas (14), Margaret C[elestia] (12), and Linda E. (8). Of these only Leonidas and Celestia are listed in 1860. Marriages for these are probably: Mary E. m. Edward B. Porter, May 29, 1873; Phoebe m. Henry R. Raymond, Dec. 9, 1875; Linda E. m. R.B. Carpenter, July 20, 1881, all in Muscogee Co. What happened to Leonidas?

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Whitman Capers 1822 GA1, Lodwick 1775 NC2, Julius 1750 NC3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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PHENIOUS ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Friday, 28 January 2000

 

FORSYTH—Services for Phenious Alford will be held at 1 p.m. today in Hopewell United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Alford, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000. Born in Monroe County, he was the son of the late Emmett and Nellie Alford. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Seven Wonder Lodge. He was a member and usher of Hopewell united Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his son Earnest Mays of Forsyth; brothers and sisters Bennie Alford, Robert Jones and Christine Hughley, all of Forsyth, and Hattie Alford of Macon; and four grandchildren.

            The family may be contacted at the residence of Christine Hughley, 4336 Hwy 83 South, Forsyth.... Clements Memorial Mortuary has charge of the arrangements.

 

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PHILONESE BAISDEN ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 9 May 2005

 

 

            Philonese Baisden Alford, 44, of Dacula, GA died May 7, 2005 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held 3:30 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel.... Interment, White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth.

            Philonese was born in Greenville, SC. She worked as an insurance adjustor for St. Paul Ins. Co. for 13 years prior to her illness and was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula [Gwinnett Co.], GA.

            Philonese is survived by husband, Todd Alford, Dacula; parents, Lawrence and Barbara Baisden, Greer, SC; sisters, Deborah Calhoun, Monroe; Toni Hogan, Hartwell; nephew, Matthew Hogan, Bethlehem; nieces, Mandy Chatham, Solon, OH; Heather Hogan, Dunwoody; several great-nieces and nephews.

            Philonese was an avid skydiver and will be greatly missed...

 

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PORTIA ANN HALFORD

 

TATTNALL JOURNAL

Reidsville, Tattnall Co., GA—Thursday, 3 April 2008

 

            Mrs. Portia Ann Halford, 64, passed away Sunday night, March 30, 2008, at the Tattnall Healthcare Center in Reidsville. The Chatham County native had lived in Reidsville most of her life. She was a homemaker and attended Abundant Faith PH Church.

            She is survived by: son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Sandra Halford of Collins; two daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jim Ward, and Melissa and David Sharpe all of Kingsport, TN; nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be conducted 6:00 pm Thursday, April 3 at the Believers Church of Reidsville conducted by Pastor Sherry Hill. Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the Halford family.

 

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RALPH ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 27 September 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Alford, 15 Yeager Road, Newnan, will be Tuesday, September 28, 2004, 11 a.m. Newnan Chapel United Methodist Church…. Interment Westminster Memorial Garden, Peachtree City.

            Survivors are wife, Mrs. Arlena Mitchell Alford, children, Mrs. Kimberly (Rev. Harold V.) Kilgour, Ms. Renee Reed, Ralph Wendell Alford, seven grandchildren, mother-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Mitchell and a host of other relatives and friends…. Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, 770-253-1232.

 

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REGINALD “GLEEK” ALFORD

 

THE POST-SEARCHLIGHT

Bainbridge, Decatur Co., GA—Thursday, 7 March 2007

 

Jan. 17, 1951 – March 1, 2007

 

            Funeral services for Reginald “Gleek” Alford, 56, of Bainbridge, were held Tuesday, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church....

            Interment followed in the Conyers Cemetery in Climax with friends of the family serving as pallbearers.

            Mr. Alford died March 1, 2007, at Memorial Hospital. He was born in Newark, N.J., and was a member of St. Paul M.B. Church.

            Survivors include a friend, Linda Montgomery; three daughters, Lashonda Williford, Shatauri Simmons and Sandreka Alford-Pierce; three grandchildren and other relatives.

            Bruton Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reginald Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 17 Jan 1951.

 

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RENA GLADYS DRYDEN ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—14 April 2004

 

WARNER ROBINS—Rena Gladys Dryden Alford, formerly of Clarksville and Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, April 11, 2004 in Warner Robins, Ga. Services will be 2P.M. Thursday, April 15, 2004 in Lindeman Chapel at Clarksville Funeral Home with burial in Aikin Grove Cemetery.

            Pall bearers will be Butch Pace, J.A. Pace, Raymond Long, Billy Earl Clark, Leslie Allen, and John Mowery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Clarksville, TX on April 5, 1914 to Marvin and Myrtie Dryden. She was of the Baptist faith. Her husband of 44 years, Travis Alford, nine brothers and sisters and her parents preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Alford was a former president and active member of the Mt. Vernon Historical Society, the Mt. Vernon Garden Club, member and former Worthy Matron of the Mt. Vernon Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 956.

            Survivors include William H. Alford and wife Susan of Trinity, TX, Dr. Anthony L. Alford Col., USAF, Ret. and wife Col. Sandy Alford of Kathleen, GA; Frances Pace of New Boston, Inez Stringer, Dedell Mowery, Charles Dryden of Clarksville, Donnie Dryden of Winnfield, Brenda Sears of Queen City, Mildred Martin of Florida; sister-in-law, Edith Cook of Clarksville; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild….

            Clarksville Funeral Home, Clarksville, TX, (903) 427-2244.

 

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RHUEL HALLFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Sunday, 18 May 2003

 

TOCCOA [Stephens Co.], Ga.—Rhuel Hallford, of 6689 Pine Villa Circle died Friday, May 16, 2003, at Stephens County Hospital.

            Born in Stephens County, where he lived all of his life. He was owner and operator of the Clipper Barber Shop in Toccoa for 42 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            Surviving are widow, Carol Mulkey Hallford of the home; daughter, Keela Damiano of Woodstock; son, Lanny Hallford of Woodstock; brother, Bill Hallford of Toccoa; sisters, Lucille Payne of Toccoa, Betty Cobb of Lawrenceville, Ethel Vaughn and Ollie Mae Richerson, both of Athens; one grandson; and three step-grandsons.

            He was the son of the late James Lee Hallford and Ila Sosebee Hallford. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence Hallford and Ross Hallford.

            Services are at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Hillcrest Chapel of the Acree-Davis Funeral Home ...; burial will be in Toccoa City Cemetery....

 

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ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

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

 

POST GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Thursday, 29 October 2009

 

            Alford Robert "Mr. Bobby"‑Age 74, of Coraopolis [Allegheny Co.], passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Atlanta, GA.

            Beloved husband for 50 years to the late Delsie (Page) Alford; loving father of Melvin Redd, Vera Alford, Robert "Bobby" Alford, Jr. (Joanne) and Denise Alford Sellers (Martin); cherished grandfather of Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah Alford, Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, Melvin Redd, Jr. and the late Michael Redd; proud great grandfather of Paige Pope; devoted brother of Lois Alexander, Doris Wesley, Ruth Pickett (George), Henry and Len Alford.

            Retired crane operator from J & L Steel and retired custodian Cornell School District. Member of St. Paul AME Zion Church. Avid gardener and coin collector.

            Visitation Thursday 2-4, 7-9 at Copeland's Coraopolis where service will be held on Friday at 11 AM. Burial at Coraopolis Cemetery with Dove Release. Flowers are welcome or donations in his name to Governor's Glen Alzheimer, 5000 Governor Dr., Forest Park, GA 30297.

            Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 Jan 1935, last residence Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA.

 

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ROBERT COLEMAN ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—19 August 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

FRANKFORT—Robert Coleman Alford, 40, formerly of Frankfort, died Aug. 11 in Atlanta. A private funeral was Thursday. A memorial service will be at a later date in Atlanta. Rogers Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

 

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THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—15 August 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1991

 

            Mr. Robert Coleman Alford, of College Park, died August 11, 1991. Mr. Alford was involved in Home Restoration and an Antique Dealer.

            He is survived by his parents, Colemen and Bobby West Alford, College Park; brother, Thomas Alford, Roswell, New Mexico; sister, Mrs. Anne Mudgett, Newport Beach, Calif.

            Mr. Alford’s remains was sent to Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort, Ky. for private funeral services on Friday.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Coleman Alford and Bobby West Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT EARL ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—Wednesday, 5 August 2009

 

POOLER—Robert Earl Alford, 77, of Pooler, died Tuesday, Aug 4, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Bulloch County, Ga., and was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin James & Nancy Pearl Hodges Alford. He was a veteran, having served in the US Army, and was retired from Stone Container Company after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Harvest Church of the Nazarene, where he served on the Church Board, was Head Usher, and was active in the Sunday School Department. He loved his family, loved to fish, and go camping, using their RV, and always took a vacation with his loving family. He loved to cook fish for his family.

            He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Opal Jones Alford, of Pooler, Ga; daughter, Donna Sue Alford Norton (Gary) of Pt Wentworth, Ga; 2 sons, Ronald Earl Alford (Pam) of Guyton, Ga; and Calvin David Alford (Kathy) of Rincon, Ga; 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

            Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Fairhaven Funeral Home. Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Fairhaven Funeral Home, with Rev. Tom Rash, officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest West Cemetery. Fairhaven Funeral Home 2794 W. US Highway 80 Garden City, Ga 31408 912 964 2862 www.fairhavenfuneralhome.net Savannah MORNING NEWS August 5, 2009 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .

 

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ROBERT LARRY ALFORD, SR.

 

BRUNSWICK NEWS

Brunswick, Glynn Co., GA—Wednesday, 1 February 2006

 

            Robert Larry Alford Sr., 67, died Jan. 26 at his residence.

            A native of Glynn County, Mr. Alford was a retired Glynn County fireman. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Glynn County firemen. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.

            Mr. Alford’s body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today in the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.

            Survivors include his mother, Susie Brooks Alford of Brunswick; four sons, Robert Alford Jr., Earl Alford and Michael Chapman, all of Brunswick, and Jimmy Alford of Germany; a daughter, Pamela A. Green of Brunswick; four brothers, Nathaniel Alford Jr., Arthur Alford, James Alford and Joel Alford, all of Brunswick; four sisters, Dorothy Cuthbert, Patricia Anthony and Francis Anthony, all of Atlanta, and Betty Bellman of Decatur; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Nathaniel Alford Sr.; and sister Patty Jean Alford Gload Washington in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT SEALS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Sunday, 6 October 2002

 

            Alford, Robert Seals, 72, Columbus, died Saturday [October 5]. Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, Macon Road Chapel, Columbus.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sister Annie Laurie Alford Psalmonds; grandfather Warren Jackson Alford; uncle Edgar Pearce Alford; and sister-in-law Helen Clarice Miller Alford in this compilation.

            Robert and his parents are buried in Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA. His memorial (www.findagrave.com) lists his birth date as 24 Aug 1930.

            His lineage: Robert Seals 1930 GA1, Seals Myrick 1895 GA2, Warren Jackson 1851 GA3, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA4.

 

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ROBERT W. ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—5 February 2001

 

            Robert W. Alford, age 43 of Forest Park died February 2, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Susan W. Alford, Forest Park; son Daniel Alford, Stockbridge; stepdaughters, Jill Bowen, Stockbridge; Mandi Bowen, Covington; Rhianna Bowen, Forest Park; mother, Evelyn Smyly, Decatur; sisters, Becky Ingram, Tucker; Brenda Hardy, Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Stallworth, Blake Alford, Robert C. Bowen and D.J. Lamon. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, … Jonesboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: Robert’s mother, Evelyn Smyly, gave AAFA the boxes of Guy Alford’s work.

 

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ROBERTA SUE ALFORD FOLDS

AAFA #0049

 

[A similar article was published in the Jackson County Floridian on 4 May 2010].

 

A.S Turner and Sons Funeral Home

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—_____ May 2010

 

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            Roberta Alford Folds was born November 17, 1928 in Jackson County, Florida, to the late Mary and Claude Alford. She died on April 30, 2010 at her home in Decatur, Georgia following an extended illness.

            A graduate of Florida State University with a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Public Administration, she remained a loyal Seminole throughout her life. In addition to spending time with her family, Roberta loved gardening, Braves baseball, travel, cooking, reading, and crossword puzzles. The cornerstones of her life were her family, the United Methodist Church, the Democratic Party, and her Southern heritage. While living in Augusta, GA from 1962-1973, she served as a volunteer at University Hospital, was active in the St. John's UMC United Methodist Women, and was President of the Kingston Garden Club. She treasured her friendships in the Seekers Class at Oak Grove UMC in Decatur and appreciated their support during her illness. She instilled in her daughters, Susan and Becky, the importance of kindess, respect, and loyalty to others and was a wonderful wife, mother, and homemaker.

            In addition to her daughters, she is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Milton; her brother, Eugene Alford and his wife, Elizabeth, of Shady Grove, FL; son-in-law, Adnan Rukieh of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews.

            She was pre-deceased by her sister, Mattie Lou Dellinger.

            Visitation with the family will be from 4-6 pm on Sunday, May 2 at A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home, 2773 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur. Funeral services will be held in the sanctuary of Oak Grove UMC on Tuesday, May 4 at 2 pm.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to the Butterfly Garden at Oak Grove UMC, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033, Mountain View Personal Care Home at 3675 Kensington Road, Decatur, GA 30032, or to the Foundation of Wesley Woods, Inc. 1817 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30329. A. S. Turner & Sons

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Roberta A. Folds (SS# issued in GA), last residence Decatur, Dekalb Co., GA.

            Roberta and her husband Milt hosted the very first AAFA meeting in Atlanta in 1988. Not only did they make the hotel arrangements, etc., they had the entire group (14!) to their house on Friday evening for a buffet dinner. They have been quiet recently but she will be sorely

 

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ROSIE EDWARDS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Wednesday, 11 May 2005

 

 

COLUMBUS, GA—Mrs. Rosie Alford, 78, of 2346 N. Andrews Circle, Columbus, died Sunday [May 8] at her home. A Celebration of her Homegoing will be Friday, 3:00 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church.... Interment will follow in Evergreen Memory Gardens, according to Progressive Funeral Home....

            Born in Columbus, Ga., on Sept. 16, 1926, Mrs. Alford was the daughter of the late James and Annie Mae Green Edwards. She was a seamstress and tailor for over 40 years, having worked for the Gold Blast department store in Hammond, Ind. After returning to Columbus in 1971, she worked at Wade Cleaners before retiring. She was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board and with the Senior Choir. She had an affectionate love for flowers and gardening.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis Alford, Sr., and a son, Johnny Alford. Survivors include two sons, Otis Alford, Jr., (Joann) of East Chicago, Ind., and Robert Alford (Varneda) of Columbus; five daughters, Gladys Ivory (Rev. Dennis) and Sadie Berry, both of Gary, Ind., Dorothy A. Guide of Phenix City, Rosie Thomas (Ricky) of Columbus, and Ruby Alford of Atlanta; 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, a sister, Fannie Kelley of East Chicago; a sister-in-law, Eddie Lou Parris of East Chicago; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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RUBY MARMON ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 5 April 2010

 

            Ruby Alford, 89, of Douglasville died Saturday [April 3]. Funeral, 4 p.m. today, Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven.

 

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Tributes.com

Douglasville, Douglas Co., GA—_____ April 2010

 

Mrs. Ruby Marmon Alford

 

            Mrs. Ruby Marmon Alford, age 89, of Douglasville, GA passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 at WellStar Douglas Hospital. She was born July 18, 1920 in Atlanta, GA, the daughter of the late Anton & Angie Delong Marmon. She was preceded in death by son-in-law Pete Kassars and great-grandson Joshua Paul Kassars. Mrs. Alford was retired from MARTA and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Ellenwood, GA and attended Beulah Baptist Church in Douglasville.

            She is survived by her daughter Betty J. Kassars; grandchildren Connie Kassars Wear & her husband Andy, Paul Kassars & his wife, Angie; Pete Kassars and his wife, Linda, Debbie Washington & her husband Scott; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; brother Frank Marmon & his wife Beverly and sister Stella Harlos and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 4, 2010 from 6 to 8 PM and on Monday, April 5, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Rev. David Post officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

            Those who wish to express condolences or share a special memory of Ruby may do so at www.whitleygarner.com

 

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RUBY OGRACIOUS ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 15 August 2008

 

            Ruby Ogracious Alford, 73, of Senoia died Friday. Funeral, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Pine Grove Baptist Church; Sewell Mortuary.

 

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RUBY YEARWOOD HALLFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Thursday, 17 March 2005

 

May 23, 1915–Jan. 15, 2005

 

TOCCOA [Stephens Co.], GA—Ruby Viola Yearwood Hallford, 89, of Falls Road died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Toccoa Nursing Center.

            She was born in Stephens County, where she lived all of her life. She was retired from Coats & Clark after some 40 years and later retired from Stephens County Hospital and was a volunteer pink lady at the hospital. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and ladies Sunday school class and the XYZ and a member of Eastern Star.

            Surviving are daughters, Peggy Sheriff of Mableton, Pat Hallford of Toccoa and Elizabeth Hallford-Ward of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sons, Maurice “Shready” Hallford of Toccoa and Tom Hallford of Loganville; brother, Hoyt Yearwood of Toccoa; sisters, Anne Brock of Auburn and Bobbie Mills of Marietta; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was the widow of Howard Hallford and the daughter of the late Jeff and Jessie Sosebee Yearwood.

            Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hillcrest Chapel of Acree-Davis Funeral Home ...; burial will be in Stephens Memorial Gardens....

 

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SADIE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Monday, 16 December 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

            Homegoing services for Ms. Sadie Alford of 881 Fox St., NW, who died on December 14, 1996, will be held Tuesday, December 17 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 2870 Headland Dr., SW.... Interment Licoln [sic] Memorial Cemetery.... She leaves to cherish her memory a devoted niece, Ms. Rossie L. Wright of Greensboro, GA, two loving and devoted great grand nieces, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Brown (Sharon L.) and Mr. and Mrs. William H. Johnson (Gayron R.) and a host of other relatives and friends. Hines Home of Funerals.

 

AAFA NOTES: Born Jan. 8, 1902, died in Atlanta, DeKalb Co. GA, Dec. 14, 1996. Impossible to tell if she was born an Alford or if she was a widow without getting the death certificate or Social Security application.

 

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SAMUEL LEE ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Tuesday, 25 April 2006

 

            Funeral Services for Mr. Samuel Lee Alford of 1657 Kenmore Street SW, Atlanta, will be held Wednesday April 26. 2006 at 11:00am at Sellers Brothers Chapel, 889 MLK Jr Dr.... Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford leaves gracious memories to his cousins Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Graham, Jr. (Cora) and family, Mr. Malone Dean, Jr. and family, Mr. & Mrs. Norman Hardaway (Margie) and family, Mr. & Mrs. Elmer R. Jr. (Jacqueline), Alan (Lillian) and Warren Gould and family, the Griggs family and the Higgins family, and a host of other relatives and friends....

 

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SHEILA TREFREN ALVORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Sunday, 6 November 2005

 

SUGAR HILL [Gwinnett Co.]—Sheila Alvord, age 39, of Sugar Hill died Friday, November 4, 2005. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 P.M. Monday, November 7, 2005 in the Chapel of Tapp/Tim Stewart Funeral Home.... Burial will follow in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens.

            Sheila is survived by Step-Father and Mother- Jimmy and Oceain Wallis, Dacula; Daughter- Heather Alvord, Lawrenceville; Son- Steven Alvord, Lawrenceville; Brothers- Randy Wallis and Michael Trefren, both of Winder, Robert Trefren, Monroe; Sisters- Anita Green, Lawrenceville, Rhonda Haley, Dacula, Claudia Simmons, Monroe; Grand Daughter- Vanessa Carrier. Several nieces and nephews also survive....

 

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SHIRLEY ALFORD TURNER

 

MORNING NEWS

Savannah, Chatham Co., GA—16 June 2000

 

            Mrs. Shirley Alford Turner, 63, died on June 4 at Hospice Savannah.

            She was born in Bulloch County, a daughter of James and Pearl Hodges Alford, and lived in Garden City for many years. She was a member of Holy Church of God and a former member of Garden City Church of God. She had worked as a saleslady for S.H.Kress and worked as a teacher’s aide at Scott Middle School. She served as pianist for many churches, including Central Baptist church. She was also a piano instructor and founder of the Turner Family Trio.

            Survivors include her husband, D. Roan Turner, Sr. of Garden City; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Tammy Turner of Rincon; a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Richard Durden of Richmond Hill; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Opal Alford of Pooler; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

            The funeral was held at Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park.

 

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SPURGEON ALFORD, SR.

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—29 March 2009

 

PINE MOUNTAIN, GA—Master Sgt. (Ret.) Spurgeon Alford, Sr. 80, of Pine Mountain, GA died Friday, March 27, 2009 at his home. Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be 11:00 AM Monday, March 30, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church, Pine Mountain. Burial will be in the Pine Mountain City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 8:00 PM Sunday evening at Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton, GA.

            Mr. Alford was born May 30, 1928 in Bogalusa, LA, the son of Warren Edwin Alford and Belva Amanda Herring Alford. He retired as a Master Sergeant in the U. S. Air Force. Mr. Alford served 20 years in the Air Force including service in the both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pine Mountain, serving as a Trustee and member of the Beacon Sunday School Class. He also was an active supporter of the Youth Group, Evangelistic Visitation Team and a Church Usher.

            He is survived by his wife, Marion Louise Alford; two sons and their wives, Spurgeon (Cathy) Alford, Jr. of Pine Mountain and Michael (Wynn) Alford of Columbus; sister, Marjorie Mixon of Houston, TX ; brother, Hobert Alford of Petal, MS; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            In lieu of flowers contributions may be given in memory of Mr. Alford to the Alzheimers Assoc. Georgia Chapter, 1925 Century Blvd. Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345. The arrangements are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Hamilton, GA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marion Louise Davis Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Jewel Hassel Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Spurgeon 1928 LA1, Warren Edwin 1897 LA2, Warren Edwin 1868 LA3, Seaborn S. 1834 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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THOMAS BROOKS ALFORD, SR.

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 31 October 1991

 

            Thomas Brooks (T.B.) Alford son of the late James and Ada Hayes Alford, died on September 13, 1991 after declining health. The funeral and interment were in Douglas, Georgia where he had lived for years.

            Survivors include two daughters, Miss Beverly Alford and Mrs. Sylvia A. Drew, both of Douglas and two sisters, Mrs. Tom Glassburner, Virginia Beach and Mrs. Effie Douglas, Florence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas B. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 17 January 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nannie Grace Alford; and his son Thomas Brooks Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, James Frierson Alford Jr. and Ada Lee Hayes Alford; and his sisters Ada Mae Alford, Effie Alford Douglas, and Rebecca Alford Henderson in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Thomas Brooks 1919 SC1, James Frierson 1883 SC2, James Frierson 1846 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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THOMAS BROOKS ALFORD, JR.

 

[Although he died in VA, we are including his obituary here because of his close ties to GA.]

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 12 June 1973

 

            Pfc. Thomas Brooks Alford Jr., died May 11 at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va., as the result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Falls Church, Virginia.

            Private Alford was the son of Brooks Alford Sr., Douglas, Ga., who was born and reared in Dillon County, and was the grandson of the late Jim and Ada Hayes Alford of Dillon.

            Serving with the Marine Corps, he was stationed at Quantico.

            He was born June 5, 1951, in Coffee County, Georgia.

            He is survived by his father, two sisters: Beverly Alford and Mrs. Lamar Drew, both of Douglas.

            Funeral services were held and interment made May 15 at Douglas.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Brooks Alford Sr. and Nannie Grace Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Thomas Brooks 1951 GA1, Thomas Brooks 1919 SC2, James Frierson 1883 SC3, James Frierson 1846 SC4, James Little 1811 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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WARREN JACKSON ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—29 January 1936

 

            W.J. Alford, 84 died at noon today at his home three miles from the city on the Talbotton Road after an illness of about a month. Mr. Alford had been a resident of Columbus for the past 19 years moving here from Thomaston, Ga.

            Surviving are his wife Nannie Alford; three sons, Jim, Seals and Edgar Alford all of Columbus; four daughters [only 3 listed], Miss Lucy Alford and Mrs. J.B. Allen [Pearl] of Atlanta, and Mrs. J.F. Kelley [Nettie] of Columbus, numerous nieces and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Alford was a member of the east Highland Methodist church and also a Mason.

            Funeral services will be held at 3:00 o’clock from the east Highland Methodist Church…. Interment will be in Riverdale Cemetery. The following grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Bill Minter, Hugh Minter, J.B. Allen, Jr., Fred Allen, Frank Kelly and Bill Alford.

 

 

Photos from Riverdale Cemetery, Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Edgar Pearce Alford; and his grandchildren Annie Laurie Alford Psalmonds and Robert Seals Alford in this compilation.

            Warren was the son of Pierce Lewis Alford and Amanda Jenkins. This obituary was obtained from the Lura Lassiter Minter Collection. This obituary and a history of Warren’s family through his children Edgar and Agnes was posted by Lura’s nephew, Darrell C. “Skip” Lassiter, on the Alford Family Genealogy Forum, Message #2347. Lura’s husband, William Warren Minter, was the son of Warren’s daughter Agnes. Lura stated that Warren was born 6 November 1851 and died 29 January 1936 and that he married Nannie Herring, also listed as the mother of Edgar in Edgar’s obituary. She is named as his wife on her gravestone.

            His lineage: Warren Jackson 18511, Pierce Lewis about 1828 GA2.

 

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WILBUR JERRY ALFORD

Nephew of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #364

Cousin of Ruth Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368, and John Alford Echols, AAFA #0365

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 14 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

MARIETTA, Ga.—Dr. Wilbur Jerry Alford, 63, of Marietta, formerly of Meadow, N.C. [Stokes Co.], died Wednesday [August 11] in his home.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today in the Lee family cemetery in Benson, N.C. Arrangements are being handled by Rose & Graham Funeral Home of Benson.

            Dr. Alford is survived by his wife, Cindy Alford; two sons, Matthew Alford of Charlotte, N.C., and Jeremy Alford of Atlanta; two stepsons, Jeff Johnson of Washington, D.C., and Steven Johnson of Dallas; a sister, Anne A. Smith of Dallas; and three grandchildren.

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 13 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

MARIETTA, GA—Wilbur Jerry Alford, age 63, of Marietta, GA, died Wednesday, August 11, 1999 in Atlanta, GA. He was born and raised in Kenly, NC. He graduated from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, with a Doctorate in Ceramic Engineering. He was employed by Union Carbide; Allied Chemical; Ford Aerospace and was Vice-President of Marketing, Ford Aerospace; and Founder and President of WJA Resources. Mr. Alford was also a Captain in the United States Air Force.

            He is survived by his wife, Cindy Alford, Marietta, GA; two children, Matthew of Charlotte, NC and Jeremy of Atlanta, GA; daughter-in-law, Barbara Alford; grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua and Ansel, Jack Van Volkenburg, Atlanta, GA, Lee Van Volkenburg of Dallas, TX; stepsons, Jeff Johnson of Washington, DC, Steven Johnson, Dallas, TX; sister, Anne Alford Smith; brother-in-law, Jerl Smith of Dallas, TX; sister-in-law, Teresa Weinshilboum of Scottsdale, AZ; and brother-in-law, Charles Weinshilboum of Overland Park, KS.

            The family will have a private service.

            Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

            Cremation Society of the South. 770-941-5352

 

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SMITHFIELD HERALD

Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—Friday, 13 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

            Dr. William Jerry Alford, 63 of Marietta, Ga., died Wednesday [August 11] at his home.

            Born Feb. 22, 1936, in Kenly, he was the son of the late Wilbur Hollis and Ludie Lee Alford. Dr. Alford graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., where he received a doctorate in ceramic engineering. While attending Rutgers, he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Dr. Alford worked for Union Carbide, Allied Chemical and Ford Aerospace, where he was vice president of marketing. Also, Dr. Alford founded and was president of WJA Resources. Dr. Alford was a member of Hope Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga. and the American Cancer Society. Also, he had been a captain in the U.S. Air Force and a member of the Charlotte Lions Club.

            A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. today (Friday) in the Lee Family Cemetery near Benson....

            Surviving are his wife, Cindy Alford; two sons, Matthew Alford of Charlotte and Jeremy Alford of Atlanta, Ga.; two stepsons, Jeff Johnson of Washington, D.C. and Steven Johnson of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Anne Smith of Dallas, Texas; and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We published the obituary of his father, Wilbur Hollis Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Exum Alford b. about 1788 NC.

            His lineage: Wilbur Jerry 1936 NC1, Wilbur Hollis 1909 NC2, Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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WILKIE LAMAR ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Wed., 3 April 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            The funeral for W. Lamar Alford of Atlanta, a singer, actor and playwright, was Tuesday at the King Chapel of Morehouse College with burial at College Park Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 46, died March 29 at Crawford Long Hospital. The family would not disclose the cause of death.

            Mr. Alford, a tenor, made his Broadway debut as “Lamar” in the original cast of “Godspell” in 1971. The role bears his name.

            In 1972, Mr. Alford was writer, composer and lyricist for his own musical, “Thoughts,” at Broadway’s Theater De Lys. He later wrote “Second Thoughts,” “Martin,” and five other musicals or plays. He returned to Broadway in 1973 in “Your Arms Too Short to Box With God.”

            He also sang with the New York City Opera and appeared on television’s “Tonight Show,” “Today Show,” and “Merv Griffin Show.” Beginning in 1982, he worked as an assistant to the dean of the Morehouse chapel; dramatist-in-residence and founder of the King Players at Morehouse; and choir director of Atlanta’s Mt. Moriah, St. Peter and Butler Street Baptist churches.

            Wilkie Lamar Alford was born Oct. 11, 1944, in Troy, Ala., the youngest of five children of a Baptist minister.

            At 19, he began voice lessons in New York City, and traveled with the Great Jones Repertory Company in the United States, Europe and South America. He made his off-Broadway debut as composer and actor in “Moon Dreamers” in 1968. He later entered Morehouse and graduated in 1981. Surviving are two brothers, Fletcher Alford of Montgomery and Franklin Alford of Atlanta, and two sisters, Bertha Charles and Stella Alford of Montgomery.

 

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BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Thursday, 4 April 1991

 

ATLANTA, GA—W. Lamar Alford , an actor and singer who made his Broadway debut as Lamar in “Godspell,” died Friday in Crawford Long Hospital and was buried Tuesday. He was 46.

            His family would not disclose the cause of death.

            He was a member of the original 1971 cast of “Godspell,” playing a role that bore his name. He wrote and composed more than a half-dozen plays and musicals and also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in “Your Arm’s Too Short to Box With God.”

            Beginning in 1982, he was dramatist-in-residence at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he founded the King Players theater group. A tenor, Alford also sang with the New York City Opera.

 

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NEWSDAY

Melville, Suffolk Co., NY—Thursday, 4 April 1991

 

            W. Lamar Alford, an actor and singer who made his Broadway debut as Lamar in “Godspell,” has died. He was 46.

            Mr. Alford died Friday at Crawford Long Hospital [Atlanta, GA] and was buried Tuesday. His family did not disclose the cause of death. He was a member of the original 1971 cast of “Godspell,” playing a role that bore his name. He wrote and composed more than a half dozen plays and musicals, and also appeared on Broadway in 1976 in “Your Arms Too Short to Box With God.”

            Beginning in 1982, he was dramatist-in-residence at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he founded the King Players theater group.

            He began voice lessons in New York at 19 and traveled to Europe and the Americas with the Great Jones Repertory Co. A tenor, Mr. Alford also sang with the New York City Opera.

            Survivors include two brothers, Fletcher Alford of Montgomery, Ala., and Franklin Alford of Atlanta, and two sisters, Bertha Charles and Stella Alford , both of Montgomery.

 

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NEW YORK TIMES

New York, NY—Friday, 5 April 1991

 

ATLANTA, GA—Lamar Alford, an actor and singer who made his Broadway debut as Lamar in the 1971 musical “Godspell,” died on Friday [March 29] at Crawford Long Hospital here. He was 46 years old.

            His family would not disclose the cause of death.

            Mr. Alford, who also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in “Your Arms Too Short to Box With God,” wrote and scored several musicals, among them “Thoughts,” about a black childhood in the South, and “Martin,” about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

            In 1982, he became dramatist in residence at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he founded the King Players theater group.

            Mr. Alford was born on Oct. 11, 1944, in Troy, Ala., the youngest of five children of a Baptist minister and his wife.

            He is survived by two brothers, Fletcher, of Montgomery, Ala., and Franklin, of Atlanta, and two sisters, Bertha Charles and Stella Alford, both of Montgomery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lamar Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

 

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WILLIAM R. “RED” ALFORD

 

THE HARTWELL SUN

Hartwell, Hart Co., GA—12 June 2003

 

            William R. “Red” Alford, 65, of Hartwell, died on May 29, 2003, in Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. In accordance with his wishes, he was cremated. No funeral or memorial service was planned.

            He was born in Canton, Mississippi, the son of the late Clayton and Pennington Alford. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, graduating with academic and military honors in 1959. In 1963, he received a doctorate in mathematics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. After serving as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force at the Air Force Academy, he became a faculty member in the University of Georgia mathematics department in 1966. In 1976, he earned a juris doctorate from the University of Georgia Law School and later practiced law for several years in Athens. In 1985, he returned to teaching mathematics and retired from the University of Georgia in June 2002.

            Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Kira Alford and Gerald Tate of Louisville, Kentucky; grandson, Nelson Tate of Louisville; and brothers, Eddie Alford of Michigan and Dwight Alford of North Carolina.

            In addition to his parents, his sister, Betty Alford Withers, preceded him in death.

 

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WILLIAM CARLTON “BILL” ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Saturday, 29 October 2005

 

FORT VALLEY [Peach Co.]—William Carlton “Bill” Alford, 77, died Friday, October 28, 2005. Services will be 2P.M., Sunday, October 30, 2005 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Born in Rome to the late Charles Job and Nell Murphy Alford, Mr. Alford was an educator with Peach County Public Schools for 42 years and had served on the Peach County Board of Education. An Air Force Veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a member and served on the vestry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Alford had served as former chairman of the Peach County Board of Commissioners, was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Peach Area Child Care Center, served on the Board of Thomas Public Library, and was the former chairman of the Peach County Republican Party.

            Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Latrelle Giles Alford of Fort Valley; daughter, Cynthia Alford of Atlanta; sister, Virginia Bips of Newnan.

            .... Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley has charge of arrangements.

 

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WILLIAM E. ALFORD

 

HARTWELL SUN

Hartwell, Hart Co., GA—Thursday, 30 October 2003

 

            William E. Alford, 74, of 61 First Street, Hartwell, died on October 23, 2003, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

            He was born on December 9, 1928, the son of the late William Earl Alford, Sr. and Leila Ethel Peek Alford. He was a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University. He was retired from W.R. Grace as a district manager of oil field services. He was a member of Hart County Camp of Gideon International. He was a member of Hartwell First Baptist Church, FCS, and Andrews Sunday school class. He was a U.S. Army veteran where he served as a supply sergeant in the Korean War.

            Survivors include his wife, Patricia Vickery Alford; daughter and son-in-law, Karen Alford Porth of Athens and Larraine Alford and Dan Stone of Houston, Texas; three grandchildren, Lindsey Nicole Stone, Sherese Lee Stone, and Lauren Elizabeth Porth.

            Funeral services were held on October 25 in the Chapel of the Strickland Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Nancy Hart Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Hartwell, Hart Co., GA.

 

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WILLIAM E. “ED” ALFORD

 

GWINNETT DAILY POST

Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Co., GA—Wednesday, 30 December 2009

 

            William E. “Ed” Alford, age 65 of Flowery Branch GA passed away Monday, December 28, 2009. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

 

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Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel

Buford, Gwinnett Co., GA—_____ December 2009

 

            William E. “Ed” Alford, age 65 of Flowery Branch, GA died Monday, December 28, 2009. Funeral service will be held Friday, January 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. David Powers will officiate. Entombment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford, GA. The family will receive friends Friday, January 1, 2009 from 11 AM-12 Noon at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his Parents; Emmitt Alford, Sr. and Virginia Alford. Brother, Emmitt Alford, Jr.

            Surviving are wife, Karen Alford, Flowery Branch, GA. Children, Dustin Alford, Savannah, GA, April Collins, Cincinnati, OH and Kristi Carr, Hoschton, GA. Grandchildren, Ashton and Laine Carr and Ansley and Nathen Collins, Aunt, Allene Smith, Statesboro, GA. Sister and Brother-in-law, Vivian and Paul Crews, Newington, GA. Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Statesboro, GA and had lived in metro Atlanta for the past 44 years. He was self employed as an investor.

            Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924.

 

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WILLIAM R. “RED” ALFORD

 

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD

Athens, Clarke Co., GA—Wednesday, 11 June 2003

 

            William R. “Red” Alford, 65, died Thursday, May 29, 2003.

            A native of Canton, Miss., Mr. Alford was a son of the late Clayton and Pennington Alford. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., a doctorate in mathematics from Tulane University, New Orleans, La., and a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He had served on the UGA mathematics faculty, practiced law in Athens and returned to the university mathematics faculty, retiring in 2002.

            The body was cremated. No services are planned at this time.

            Survivors include his daughter, Kira Alford, Louisville, Ky.; two brothers, Eddie Alford, Michigan, and Dwight Alford, North Carolina; and a grandson.

            Memorials may be made to the B.J. Ball Scholarship Fund at the UGA Foundation.

            Funeral Options and Cremation Society of Kentucky, Louisville, Ky., had charge of arrangements.

 

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From Number Theory Web

 

            Sadly, William “Red” Alford died on May 29, 2003, aged 65, after suffering from a brain tumour .            Born in Canton, Miss., he was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

            He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., a doctorate in mathematics from Tulane University in 1963. The thesis title was Some Wild Embeddings of the One and Two Dimensional Spheres in the Three Sphere, supervisor Gail Young Jr.

            He also obtained a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

            He had served on the UGA mathematics faculty, practiced law in Athens and returned to the university mathematics faculty, retiring in 2002.

            He achieved fame with then UGA colleagues Andrew Granville and Carl Pomerance on proving that there are infinitely many Carmichael numbers.

 

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WILLIE HIGH ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Thursday, 20 October 2005

 

FORSYTH, GA—Mrs. Willie Alford, 84, died Sunday, October 16, 2005. Services will be 2P.M. Friday, Hopewell United Methodist Church. Burial Church cemetery.

            Survivors: brothers, John Lee (Mary Lizzie) High and James (Coreane) High.

            The family will receive friends at 2394 Old Zebulon Road, Forsyth. Freeman Funeral Home in charge.

 

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WILLIE JAMES ALFORD, SR.

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 21 August 2009

 

            Willie James Alford Sr., 45, of Woodbury died Aug. 15. Funeral, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Paul Holiness Church, Gay; Fernando Sims Funerals & Cremations, Smyrna.

 

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Fernando Sims Funerals & Cremations

Smyrna, Cobb Co, GA—_____ August 2009

 

Willie James

 

Born: August 2, 1964

Place of Birth: Gay, Georgia

Death: August 15, 2009

Place of Death: Columbus, Geogia

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother John Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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WINDEL MARVIN ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—Friday, 26 June 2009

 

            Windel Marvin Alford, 55, of Adairsville died Wednesday. Funeral, 2 p.m. today, Cedar Creek Baptist Church; R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home.