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LOUISIANA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

First Names: K – Z

 

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) held its 2004 Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We made a special effort to obtain obituaries of all “Alfords” who died in that state, published them, and distributed the publication at the meeting.

 

We continue to obtain obituaries for “Alfords” who died in Louisiana. This compilation includes all Louisiana obituaries we have obtained to date. It will be updated periodically as we acquire new obituaries.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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: 18 MAY 2014

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Louisiana 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. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group One)

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

 

2. Known Descendants of William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN (DNA Group Two)

 

3. Known Descendants of Abraham Alford (1820–1858)

 

4. Known Descendants of Matilda __??__ Alford born 1811 SC (through her son Abraham, born 1844 MS

 

5. Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC (DNA Group One)

 

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

 

7. Known Descendants of Isham Alford, b. 1755 NC, and Anne Ferrell (DNA Group One)

 

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

 

9. Known Descendants of Warren Alfred 1816–1895

            See also “Warren Alfred: Searching the Neighborhood,” by Andrew Leath (AAFA #0045), AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999, pp. 35-37.

 

10. Known Descendants of Edward S. Alford &Jane Tolle of Ireland

 

 

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KAREN MANEMANN ALFORD

Wife of Jacob Harris Alford, Jr., AAFA #1262

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 10 January 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Karen Manemann Alford, a middle school teacher at Audubon Montessori School, died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 47. Mrs. Alford was born in York, Pa., grew up in Biloxi, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. She graduated from Newcomb College, where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. She formerly taught at Kehoe-France School. At Audubon Montessori, she was past president of the Parent-Teacher Association, was named Teacher of the Year in 1994 and was awarded a Spencer Foundation grant. She was a member of the Greater New Orleans Writing Project and the League of Women Voters, was active in the Children’s Community Cooperative Nursery School, was a Girl Scout leader and was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Tulane University Catholic Center.

            Survivors include her husband, Jacob Harris Alford Jr.; a son, Christopher Harris Alford; a daughter, Elizabeth Marie Alford; a brother, George Manemann of Biloxi; and a sister, Dianne Manemann Punzo of Biloxi.

            Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. A Mass will be said Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rogers Memorial Chapel on the Newcomb campus at Broadway and Oak Street. Burial will be private.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ January 1997

 

            Karen Manemann Alford, on Thursday, January 9, 1997 at 8:30 AM. Age 47. Beloved wife of Jacob Harris Alford, Jr. Mother of Elizabeth Marie Alford and Christopher Harris Alford. Sister-in-law of Anna Nita Alford. Sister of Dianne Manemann Punzo, George Manemann, Jr., both of Biloxi, MS. Daughter of the late Phyllis and George Manemann.

            Relatives and friends, students and staff of Audubon Montessori School, MS Benbow & Assn., Tulane Catholic Center, and Louisiana Lodge No. 102 F&AM are invited to attend the Memorial Mass to be celebrated on Saturday, January 11, 1997 at 2:00 PM at Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel at Newcomb College on Broadway Ave....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karen Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 February 1949.

            We included the obituary of her husband’s father, Jacob Harris Alford Sr., in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jacob Harris ???? LA1, Jacob Harris 1912 LA2, Murray Luther 1873 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KARL L. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 4 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Karl L. Sr.—A resident of Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish], he died at 9:18 a.m. Monday Aug. 2, 1999, at his home. He was 65 and a native of Sunny Hill.

            Visiting was at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home, 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday…. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Irene McDaniel Alford, Kentwood; two sons, Karl L. Alford Jr., East Fork and Conley Wayne Alford, Kentwood; three brothers, Wendell Alford, Long Beach, Calif., Bob Alford, Mandeville, and Ronald Alford, Denham Springs; a sister, Carol J. Bridges, Kentwood; and granddaughter, Samantha Alford, East Fork.

 

In another article, this additional information:

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 4 August 1999

 

.... Mr. Alford was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Sunny Hill, La. He was the son of Albert Wendell Alford Sr. and Mae Kenner Bennett Alford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karl Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 December 1933, but that he died 15 August 1999. Since the newspaper articles were published on 4 August 1999, the death date in SSDI records is incorrect.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mattie Irene Alford; and brother Alton D. “Bob” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Karl L. 1933 LA1, Albert Wendell 1907 LA2, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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KATE PEATROSS ALFORD

Wife of Steve A. Alford, Jr., AAFA #0190

 

Photo from Rabenhorst Funeral Homes

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 27 July 2008

 

            Alford, Kate P. “Nana”—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 3 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008, at home with Tim, Jane and Paralee at her side. She was 87 and a native of Morgan City. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Monday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting will resume Tuesday, July 29, at Grace Baptist Church, 630 Richland Ave., from 10:30 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. John Harris, the Rev. Kelly Fitzgerald and the Rev. Don Perkins. Burial will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            She is survived by a daughter, Paralee F. Alford, of Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Timothy L. and Jane B. Alford, of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren, Mary Melissa Richmond, of Baton Rouge, Joshua B. Alford, of Charleston, S.C., Tyler C. Alford, of Kearney, N.E., and Steve A. Alford IV, of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve A. Alford Jr.; and a son, Steve A. Alford III.

            Pallbearers will be Joshua B. Alford, Tyler C. Alford, Steve A. Alford IV, Michael Richmond, Richard Streb and Lee Nettles. Honorary pallbearers are the judges of the 19th Judicial District Court.

            She was a graduate of Morgan City High School and Southwestern Louisiana Institute. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star, PEO and Ikebana International Baton Rouge Chapter 42. “Farther along we’ll know all about it, farther along we’ll understand why.” Nana received all the answers on July 26, at 3 a.m. with Tim, Paralee and Jane at her bedside. It was a peaceful end to a life so full that it would take days and volumes to chronicle. She was a lady of rare dignity and grace who truly touched the lives of all she met and never met a stranger. The faithfulness of her friends was a testimony to the love she enjoyed and it buoyed her in her final days. Her love of family was boundless and her energy extraordinary. She had “things to do” right until the very end, working in her beloved garden and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Hospice of Baton Rouge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kate P. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 March 1921, last residence Baton Rouge, LA.

See the obituaries of her husband, Steve A. Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Steve Augustus Alford III in this compilation.

 

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KATHERINE ALFORD DORSETT

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—11 January 2008

 

            Dorsett, Katherine A.—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at the home of her niece, Mary Osborn, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008. She was 98, born in West Baton Rouge Parish to James A. Alford and Katherine Wilson Alford.

            Visiting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            She is survived by her sister, Gertrude Hilbert [sic: Hebert], of New Roads; and numerous nieces and nephews, Lu McCaskill, Mary K. Bergeron, Marilyn Hebert, Eddie Hebert, Louis Hebert, Jean Chaudoin, Barbara Sanloro and Mary Osborn.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Dorsett; and her sisters, Nora Hamilton and Lillie Glynn.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Feed the Children Foundation. Special thanks to Larissa with St. Joseph Hospice, her caregiver, Virginia Jones, and her great-nieces, Peggy Malik and Susan and Brittney King, for their care.

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine A. Dorsett (SS# issued in FL) was born 8 Aug 1909, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Abraham Alford; and sisters Nora Alford Hamilton, Mary Gertrude “Bootie” Alford Hebert, Lillie Alford Glynn in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Katherine 1909 LA1, James Abraham 1882 LA2, Abram Achille 1851 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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KATHERINE HALFORD SHAFFER

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—31 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Shaffer, Katherine Halford—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1996, in Baton Rouge. She was 39 and a native of Natchez, Miss. Visiting was held at Bethel United Methodist Church from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at Roxie Baptist Church, Roxie, Miss., 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday.... Interment in Providence Cemetery, Meadville [Franklin Co.], Miss.

            Survived by parents, Bob and Lois Rivet Rabalais, Prairieville; a daughter, Summer Shaffer; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dusty and Garrett Shaffer and Paul and Candy Shaffer, all of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Paula Fillmore, White Hills, Fla., Deborah Dillon, Brookhaven, Miss., Geri Lynn Coleman, Smithdale, Miss., and Ava Williams, Madisonville; two [step]brothers, Rene Rabalais, Baton Rouge, and Wayne Rabalais, Seffner, Fla.; and a grandson, Cody Paul Shaffer.

            Preceded in death by father, Paul Travis Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her sister Deborah Halford Dillon and her grandmother Dollie Hill Halford Allen in Mississippi Obituaries.

            A RootsWeb Family Tree says that Katherine Halford was born about 1957 in Natchez, Adams Co., MS, the daughter of Paul Travis Halford and Lois Rivet.

            Many members of Katherine’s family are buried in Providence Cemetery

            Her HALFORD lineage: Katherine 1957 MS1, Paul Travis 1929 MS2, Robert Lee 1894 MS3, John Henry 1872 MS4, Thomas M. 1838 MS5, James D. about 18136, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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KATHERINE LILIA PARENT ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Wednesday, 31 January 2007

 

            Alford, Katherine, 89, of Florien [Sabine Parish], died Tuesday [January 30]; services at 10 a.m. today at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Florien; burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Florien; arrangements by Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Aug 1917, last residence Florien, Sabine Parish, LA.

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

            Her full name is from her Find A Grave memorial at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Sabine Parish.

 

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KATHERINE MAUDE MIXON ALFORD

Grandmother of Terri Aline Alford Castaneda, AAFA #1413

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 24 January 1987

 

            Alford, Katherine Mixon—Died 1:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1987, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 85, a native of Osyka, Miss., and resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired Goodwood Elementary School lunchroom manager.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 10 a.m. until religious services at noon Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Garry Hogan and the Rev. Herman Baggett. Graveside services at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Amite Cemetery.

            Survived by a daughter, Aline A. Buhler, Baton Rouge; a son, Alton E. Alford Jr., Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Cherry M. Beysselance and Mrs. Nora Louise Jones, both of Baton Rouge; a brother, Wallace L. Mixon Sr., Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Michael E. Alford, Alton E. Alford III, Terri Castaneda, Kenneth K. Buhler and Alton E. Buhler; and two great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, Alton E. Alford Sr.; a daughter, Helen Lane Alford; a grandson, Jeffrey Alford; two sisters, Jeanette M. Aull and Ura Mixon; and a brother, Charles H. Mixon.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Hwy., 70809, or American Heart Association of Louisiana, P.O. Box 65128, Baton Rouge, 70896.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 Aug 1901, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Alton Everette Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Alton Everette Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

 

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KATIE ETOILE FOLDEN ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Union Parish, LA—Monday, 3 July 2006

 

            Katie Etoile Alford, 81 of Farmerville [Union Parish], LA, died on Saturday, July 1, 2006. Visitation will be held Sunday, July 2, 2006 at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro [Jackson Parish], LA, from 4:00PM until 9:00PM. Services will be held on Monday, July 3, 2006 at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel in Jonesboro, LA, at 2:00PM.... Interment will be at Garden of Memories in Jonesboro, LA.

            Mrs. Alford was born on October 4, 1924 in Sikes, LA, she was a nurses aide.

            She is survived by two daughters: Edith Rockett and husband Ricky of Spearsville, LA; Yvonne Summers and husband Tracy of Houston, TX; three sons: Lynn Alford and wife Peggy of Simsboro, LA, Mike Alford and wife Olivia of Frisco, TX, and Donny Alford and wife Donna of Downsville, LA; two sisters: Pauline Roberson of Winnfield, LA, and Barbara Hayward of Dodson, LA; five brothers: Morris Folden of Elizabethtown, KY, John Folden of Memphis, TN, Jack Folden of Winnfield, LA, Louie Folden of Winnfield, LA, and Carlie Ray Folden of Winnfield, LA.

            She was also survived by eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

            Pallbearers will be D.K. Alford, Rusty Rockett, John Rockett, Jeffery Alford, Travis Brinson and Jeremy Lamkin.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katie E. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Farmerville, Union Parish, LA.

            For more information on this family, see Manley Genealogy Project.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Warren Lee 1920 LA1, Warren Lee 1868 MS2, Julius C. 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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KENNETH S. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 23 January 1989

 

            Alford, Kenneth S.—Died 7:10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 1989, at the Oshsner Foundation, New Orleans. He was 49, a native of Mt. Hermon and a resident of Marrero. He was a Community Coffee retail route salesman and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, and 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Dino Sensi. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by wife, Louise Alford, Marrero; two daughters, Sandra Evans, Brandon, Miss., and Debbie Alford, New Orleans; two sons, Roy Alford, Gonzales, and Douglas Alford, Baker; a sister, Mrs. Robert A. (Carol) Wade, Baker; a brother, Farrell O. Alford, Baton Rouge; and six grandchildren.

            He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Marrero.

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennifer Trahan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Carol Wade Alford and Farrell O. Alford; and grandparents Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford in this compilation.

            Kenneth shares a gravestone with his father, Seth Overton Alford (21 May 1913–28 March 1972).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Kenneth S. 1939 LA1, Seth Overton 1913 LA2, Eugene Booth 1882 LA3, Willis Jacob 1847 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KENNETH WAYNE ALFORD

 

Photo from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 21 September 2008

 

            Kenneth Wayne Alford passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the age of 59.

            Beloved husband of Donna M. Alford. Father of Dwayne Alford (wife Brandi) and Kevin Alford. Son of Beulah Mae Alford and the late Walter “Buck” Alford. Grandfather of Jace, Alysa and Kaylei. Brother of Vermel Taylor of Bush, Barbara Jackson and Maxine Loyd of Folsom, Michael “Mike” Alford of Pagosa Springs, CO and the late Ronnie Alford. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was a member of Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church....

            He was a native and lifelong resident of Folsom.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 1:00 PM from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st. Ave., Covington, LA 70433 with visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM and on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time. Interment will follow in Alex P. Blackwell Cemetery. Please sign the online Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.

 

Photo from Alex P. Blackwell Cemetery, Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Franks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 21 Oct 1948, last residence Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Beulah Mae Davis Alford; his aunt Winnie Alford Stafford; and uncle Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Kenneth’s parents are also buried in Alex P. Blackwell Cemetery.

            His lineage: Kenneth Wayne 1948 LA1, Walter McCallee 1915 LA2, Quinn Walter 1886 MS3.

 

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KIMBERLY LORRAINE WILLIS HALLFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—_____ December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Kimberly Lorraine Hallford, 32, of Austin, passed away Monday morning on December 21, 1998, after battling breast cancer.

            Kim was a special education teacher at Dawson Elementary School. Her selfless actions touched many people and brought smiles to everyone who knew her.

            Kimberly now joins her mother, Judy, who passed away last month of lung cancer.

            She is survived by her husband, Jerry Hallford; and their two wonderful boys, Brodie and Devon, all of Austin; father, Gil Willis, of Trinidad; brothers, Jeff Willis, of Las Vegas, Matt Willis, of Austin; grandparents, Paul and Florence Herson, of Trinidad and Ben and Dorothy Willis, of Houston.

            Funeral services will be held 1:00p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 1998, at Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills 9700 Anderson Mill Rd.... Interment will be in Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LANA MILLER ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—_____ December 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Lana Miller—A resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died Friday, Dec. 17, 1999.

            Religious services at Miller and Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, at 1 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. John C. Miller Jr. Interment in Public Cemetery.

            Survived by her husband, Albert Alford, New Orleans; two daughters, Daisy Miller and Nadia Miller, both of Baton Rouge; five sons, Ikie Miller, Baton Rouge, Johnny Dillon Jr., Zachary, Kelly Miller, Okinawa, Japan, and Earnest and Enos Miller both of New Orleans; and stepmother, Inez Miller, Baton Rouge.

            Preceded in death by father, mother and grandparents.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Albert D. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LAURA JANE WARNER ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—6 April 1939

 

In Memory of Mrs. Laura Alford

 

            Mrs. Laura Warner Alford who died last Friday, March 31, 1939 at her home near the Bogue Chitto church, after a long illness. Her husband, 10 children, 33 grandchildren and 27 great grand children, one brother and two sisters survive. She was 68 years of age.

            The funeral rites were conducted at the home by Rev. Howard Kinlaw, pastor of the Bogue Chitto Baptist church of which she was a life long and devout member, assisted by Rev. W.F. Hutson.

            It is always hard to find words in which to express the high regard this splendid Christian woman was held by those who knew her. She joined the church when quite young and lived an exemplary life ever afterwards.

            She was married to Mr. Jeptha M. Alford when very young and she lived a life of love and devotion to her family and no sacrifice was ever too great for her to make for them. She lived one of those beautiful lives that caused her children to grow up and call her blessed and she never tired from serving them.

            Banks of beautiful flowers covered the casket in which the remains rested, tributes of love and respect in which she was held by kindred and friends. A large crowd attended the funeral to pay their last respects to his fine Christian woman. The remains were buried in the family cemetery near their home.

            We deeply sympathize with her aged husband and all the family in their sorrow.

—A Friend

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jeptha Martin Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Roxie Udine Alford Penton, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., and Gussie Alford Fortinberry. We included the obituary of her son Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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LAURA MAE BRUMFIELD ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—17 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Alford, Laura Brumfield—Died Sunday, Jan. 16, 1994, at 9:30 a.m. at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 74, a native of Franklinton and a resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Hollabaugh-Spindle Wooddale Memorial Chapel.... Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by a daughter, Priscilla Smith, Greenwell Springs; three sisters, Jessie Lee Andrews, Tylertown, Miss., Eddie Marie Toney, Bogalusa, and Louise Seal Watson, Baton Rouge; three brothers, Robert A. Brumfield, Inverness, Fla., Victor J. Brumfield, Denham Springs, and Glindon C. Brumfield, Franklinton; three grandchildren, Michael L. and Laura J. Wyatt, and Daniel J. Smith; Preceded in death by husband, Ralph Alford; and a son, Richmond Monroe Alford. She was a member of Oakcrest Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 September 1919.

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

            The obituary of Laura’s brother, with further information on Laura’s family:

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—24 November 1995

 

            Brumfield, Victor J.—Died 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995, at Medical Center of Baton Rouge. He was 79, a native of Tylertown, Miss....

            Survived by... three sisters, Jessie Lee Anders, Tylertown, Eddie Marie Toney, Bogalusa, and Louise Seal Watson, Baton Rouge; two brothers, the Rev. Robert (Albert) Brumfield, Arkansas, and Glendon Brumfield, Franklinton....

            Preceded in death by parents, Jesse M. and Ida Smith Brumfield;... two brothers, Winford and Wilkie Brumfield; and two sisters, Marcell Crow and Laura Mae Alford....

 

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LAURA WELSH ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 16 December 2009

 

            Laura Welsh Alford, 91, a resident of Franklinton died at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Birtieree Schilling of Franklinton; four grandchildren: Stephanie Bienvenue of Denham Springs, Annette Broadway and Angela Whaley, both of Franklinton, and Harold Wesley Miller II of Houston; eight great-grandchildren; a special nephew, William “Bill” Peterson of Port Allen.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, O.C. Miller, Maurice Welsh and Roscoe Alford; a son, Harold Wesley Miller; four brothers and a sister.

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16 at Crain Funeral Home from 5 p.m until 8 p.m. and continue on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Dr. Gene Richards and Rev. Luther Stanford officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura A. Welsh (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 March 1918, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

 

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LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—1 February 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Lawrence Alford, 84, operator of a Leesville infirmary, were held Jan. 23, in the Hixson Funeral Home…. Burial was in the Leesville Cemetery.

            Among survivors is a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Quayhagan of Many.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of Lawrence’s children Beatrice Alford Quayhagen Veuleman, Lawrence Lynn Alford, and William Raymond Alford; his brothers Ross Coleman Alford and Oscar Riley Alford; and his half-brother Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Lawrence was the son of William Riley Alford and Angeline Jane Duggan Gandy. He married Olive Ann _____ by 1910, probably in either Sabine or Vernon Parish, LA. Olive died in 1949 and Lawrence married Lizzie ______. In Beatrice’s 1993 obituary, Lizzie Alford Perry of Beaver, UT, is listed as Beatrice’s stepmother.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lawrence 1883 LA1, William Riley 1842 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LAWRENCE LYNN ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—30 September 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Lynn Alford of Leesville, 49, died Tuesday, Sept. 21.

            Survivors include one brother, Ray Alford of Leesville; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Quayhagen of Many, Mrs. Conway Kendall of San Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. Juanita Alford of Leesville; and a step-mother, Mrs. Lizzie Alford of Leesville.

            Funeral services were held at 4 p.m., Thursday, in the Hixson Funeral Home…. Burial was in the Leesville Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Lawrence Alford; and his siblings Beatrice Alford Quayhagen Veuleman and William Raymond Alford in this compilation.

            Lawrence Lynn Alford was born Aug. 24, 1922. He was the son of Lawrence Alford and Olive Annie _______ of Leesville, in Vernon Parish. Beatrice is the only family member buried in Sabine Parish. The others resided in Leesville since 1910, and most are buried in the Leesville or Cryer Cemeteries there.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lawrence Lynn 1922 LA1, Lawrence 1883 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5,Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LAWRENCE “PETE” ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—6 December 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Laurence “Pete” Alford, 65, of Many, were held at 4 p.m., on Thursday, November 30, at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery….

            Mr. Alford passed away at the Sabine Medical Center in Many, on Tuesday, November 28.

            He is survived by his wife, Helen Alford of Many; two daughters, Diana Prevou of El Campo, Texas, and Ann Carroll of Wharton, Texas; three sons, Terrel Alford of West Columbia, Texas, Bobby Alford of Boling, Texas, and Jimmy Alford of Wharton, Texas; his mother, Hazel Timm of Hallettsville, Texas; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 May 1924, but AAFA records and his gravestone have his birth date as 27 May 1924.

Pete was the son of Lawrence Drake Alford and Ava Minter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lawrence 1924 LA1, Lawrence Drake 1894 LA2, John Waddell 1860LA3, William Theodore 1832 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LAY RUTH ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 1 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            Alford, Lay Ruth—Died 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1991, at her residence near Amite. She was 78 and a native of Washington Parish. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday…. Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Sunny Hill.

            Survived by two sisters, Winnie Annie Henry, Roseland, and Lena Burch, Franklinton; a brother, Tilmon T. Alford, Amite; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 May 1914.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Tilmon “Tebo” Alford, Lena Leona Alford Burch, and Winnie Bell Alford Henry in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Abraham Otto Alford and Lulu Bell McElveen.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lay Ruth 1913 LA1, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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LAYTON HARRIS ALFORD, SR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 2 November 1986

 

            Alford Sr., Layton H.—Died 8:15 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 1986, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired Kaiser Aluminum Co. millwright and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. until religious services, at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. T.W. Terral. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by wife, Mrs. Thelma Lindsay Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Sandra Stephens, Baton Rouge; a son, Layton H. Alford Jr., Denham Springs; a sister, Bernell Lea, Kentwood; and three grandchildren, Tammy and Sheryl Stephens, and Bryan Alford.

            He was a member of Lanier Baptist Church.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Layton Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 Feb 1922 and died _____ Oct 1986, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Thelma Lindsey Alford; grandson Bryan Paul Alford; father, Robert Parish Alford; and brother Elton Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is listed in the obituary of his grandson.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Layton Harris 1922 LA1, Robert Parish 1892 LA2, William Cornelius 1870 LA3, Robert Parish 1848 LA4, Julius Harmon 1819 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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LEAMON TILFORD “BUDDY”ALFORD, JR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—21 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Jr. Leamon “Buddy”—He died at 2:14 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2003, at his residence in Amite [Tangipahoa Parish]. He was 56 and a native of Tangipahoa Parish. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday. Religious service at Wilmer Baptist Church, Wilmer, at 2 p.m. Monday…. Interment in Wilmer Cemetery, Wilmer.

            Survived by his wife, Gwyn R. Alford, Amite; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Angela Alford, Kentwood, and Scott and Deborah Alford, McComb, Miss.; four grandchildren, Scott “Bucky” Alford, Stormie Hodges, Dusty Alford and Taylor Alford; mother, Dorothy Alford, Amite; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Donnie Smith, Amite; and numerous other relatives and friends.

            Preceded in death by his father, Leamon T. Alford Sr.; and brother, Marshall Alford. He was a member of Wilmer Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leamon Alford Jr. (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 October 1946.

            See the obituary of his brother Marshall L. Alford in this compilation.

            Leamon’s mother’s maiden name was Clark.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Leamon Tilford 1946 LA1, Leamon Tilford 1924 LA2, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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LEATHA ALFORD HENDRICKS

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—26 May 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Last rites for Leatha Alford Hendricks, age 84, who passed away May 20 were conducted at Oak Hill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. May 21…. Interment was in church cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were: B.J. Tidwell, J. C. Morris, Harry Walker, Wayne Brown, Luther Williams and Douglas Heard.

            Survivors are husband, R.S. Hendricks of Many, 2 daughters, Mrs. James A. Minton of Kirbyville, Texas, Mrs. J.M. Vickers of Many, 1 brother, R.C. [Riley Curtis] Alford of Haughton, and 2 grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 7/1/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings William A. Alford, Ollie Alford Williams, and Samantha Alford Parrot in this compilation.

            Leatha, born Aug. 15, 1876, was the daughter of William Theodore Alford and Margaret Maximillian. Her husband was Robert Sidney Hendricks (Nov. 1, 1875–May 26, 1969).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Leatha 1876 LA1, William Theodore 1832 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LEE ESTHER ALFRED LAFAYETTE

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—8 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Lafayette, Lee Esther—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Saturday, Aug. 3, 1996 at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was a native of Simmesport. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Religious services at Elm Grove Baptist Church at 8 p.m. Thursday…. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Eddie Lafayette Sr., a daughter, Cheryl A. Lafayette; a granddaughter, Chermarlita M. Lafayette, nieces, nephews, cousins, including Amelia Donaldson, other relatives and friends.

            Preceded in death by parents, Ned and Katie Allen Alfred; a son, Eddie Lafayette Jr.; and three brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee Lafayette (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 September 1922.

 

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LEITA ALFORD MCCAIN STACEY

Mother of Wilmot “Bill” McCain, AAFA #0089

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 31 July 1986

 

            Stacey, Leita Alford McCain—Died 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 1986, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was a native of Amite and resident of Baton Rouge since 1937. She was a retired real estate broker and former owner of McCain-Stacey Realtors. She organized and operated McCain-Stacey School of Real Estate.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Dr. John Robson.

            Survived by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Be Be” Johnson, Baton Rouge; a son-in-law, Lea Johnson Sr., Baton Rouge; a son, Wilmot McCain Jr., Baton Rouge; a stepdaughter, Barbara Follman, Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Patricia McCain Kruger, Oriska, N.D., Barbara Johnson Montgomery, Lea Johnson Jr., and Libby Crespo, all of Baton Rouge; and five great-grandchildren, Christopher and Jennifer Kruger, Tara Taylor, Stephen Hans and Barbara Alexandra Montgomery.

            Pallbearers will be Lea Johnson Sr., Lea Johnson Jr., Alton Alford Jr., Michael Crespo, Princeton Bardwell, and John E. Langley.

            She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. In 1973 she was president of Louisiana Women’s Council of Realtors, and in 1975 she was governor of Louisiana Women’s Council. She was in the 1968 edition of “Who’s Who of American Women,” and helped organize the Baton Rouge Chapter of Altrusa International. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Baton Rouge General Medical Center Auxiliary, Order of Eastern Star, and Phi Mu Mother’s Club.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leita Stacey (SS# issued in TN) was born 18 March 1899, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her father, Joseph Henry Alford, in this compilation.

            Her first husband was Wilmot McCain Sr., whose obituary was published in The State-Times on 22 Nov 1962. Her second husband was Emmett Locklin Stacey, whose obituary was published in The Advocate on 17 Aug 1959.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Leita 1899 LA1, Joseph Henry 1873 LA2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LELA FANNIE ROBERTS ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ March 1957

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lela Fannie Alford, 49, were held this morning (Thursday) at 11 o’clock from the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Nelson Price, a former pastor. Interment was in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Poole Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock at Tylertown Hospital, following a heart attack.

            She is survived by her husband, R.H. Allford [sic] of Sunny Hill; one son, Winsted [sic] R. Alford of Franklinton; two sisters, Mrs. Margie McElveen and Mrs. Effie Holliday of Franklinton; two brothers, C.B. Roberts and Frank Roberts of Franklinton and also three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Winston Ray Alford in this compilation.

 

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LELA MARJORIE ALFORD LOWE

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—21 August 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Lela Marjorie Lowe, 89, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, at Warren Meadows Chapel…. Burial will follow in Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

            Mrs. Lowe died Sunday, August 18, at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

            She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Frances P. Tarpack [sic: Tirpack] of Shreveport; two sisters, Addie Petty of Many, and Audrey Wenner of Lake Charles; three grandchildren, Cheryl Wroten of Houston, Tex., Patricia Lee Hawk, also of Houston, Tex., and Robert Scott Lacy of Dallas, Tex.

 

 

Photos from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith Alford; and eight of her nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            Lela was born Jan. 4, 1902. She married Robert Mackey Lowe Dec. 28, 1923.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lela Marjorie 1902 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LEMENDA ALFORD BERRY

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 23 September 1970

 

            Berry, Mrs. Lemenda Alford—Died Tuesday morning at her residence, 5411 S. Afton Drive. She was 59 and a native of Tylertown, Miss.

            Body at Welsh Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Religious service at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home conducted by the Rev. Robert Witcher. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers: Vernon Adkins, Hamric Hollaway, Gussie Suarez, Edward Norton, David Hinners, John Hoth.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Thompson Mitchell Berry Jr.

            Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Carol) Hinners, Baton Rouge.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shanna Riley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Luther William Alford and Sarah Lemenda Brumfield Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lemenda 1911 MS1, Luther William 1887 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA68.

 

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LENA LEONA ALFORD BURCH

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 2 January 2008

 

FRANKLINTON—Lena Alford Burch, age 91, a resident of Franklinton, died at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, in Riverside Medical Center.

            She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

            She is survived by several nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Alford of Amite.

            Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, at Crain Funeral Home with Rev. Evan Akins officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ January 2008

 

            Lena Alford Burch, born April 9, 1916, and a resident of Franklinton died at 2:15 PM Monday, December 31, 2007 at Riverside Medical Center.

            She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

            Survived by: Several nieces and nephews.

            Sister in law: Dorothy Alford of Amite.

            Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home with a funeral service to be held with Rev. Evan Akins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena L. Burch (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 Apr 1917, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Tilmon “Tebo” Alford, Lay Ruth Alford, and Winnie Bell Alford Henry in this compilation.

            Lena Leona Alford was the daughter of Abraham Otto Alford and Lulu Bell McElveen.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lena Leona 1916/1917 LA1, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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LEONIDA ALFORD ST. DIZIER

 

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Leonida Alford St. Dizier

 

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Stella Mae St. Dizier, James Oliver St. Dizier, and Leonida Alford St. Dizier

Photos from Ray Burgy’s Enix Family Tree (Ancestry.com) – used with permission of Judy Enix Burgy, granddaughter of Leonida’s sister, Mrs. Joe Baines

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 18 January 1946

 

WEST SIDE STUNNED AS TRAIN-CAR CRASH KILLS TWO

 

 

DR. AND MRS. ST. DIZIER KILLED ON WAY TO DAUGHTER’S WEDDING

 

By Clark Sudduth

 

            The quiet West Side was stunned last night, left shaken by an accident which claimed the lives of two of its best known citizens and sent two others to a Baton Rouge hospital.

            Business in New Roads and other towns in this ancient portion of the bayou country ceased earlier in the day, when a passenger train crashed into the first car of a wedding procession and killed Coroner J.O. St. Dizier of West Baton Rouge parish and his wife.

            Miss Stella Mae St. Dizier, who was to have been married at 10 o’clock yesterday morning to Clayton Altazan of Port Allen, is in Our Lady of the Lake sanitarium here, as is her sister, Mrs. Leroy Major of New Roads.

            The two were occupants of the back seat of the car driven by Dr. St. Dizier which attempted to cross the L&A tracks in front of the Flying Crow, New Orleans-Kansas City train which left here northbound about a half-hour before the accident.

            Hospital attendants late last night said that the two were in serious but not critical condition. Miss. St. Dizier was said to have a fractured leg and possibly internal injuries, and Mrs. Major had a probable fractured leg and probable concussion or fracture of the head.

 

TOLD BY PRIEST

 

            They were informed of their parents’ death earlier in the afternoon by Father A. Savourie of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Lakeland, close friend of the family.

            Through family ties and friendship, Dr. and Mr. St. Dizier were closely tied to many families in the False River section. They were residents of Walls, where Mrs. St. Dizier, the former Leonida Alford, had resided for her entire life. The doctor moved to the small community on the old River road 42 years ago.

            Dr. St. Dizier had been practicing in the parish for some 40 years, and was elected coroner in 1944. He was 65 years of age, his wife, 64.

            Many families in the section were already crowded into the little Catholic church at Lakeland when the accident occurred. Three cars were said to be leaving the St. Dizier home at the time of the crash, and the doctor’s car was leading the procession. This was about 9:45 a.m. The train was a regularly scheduled one, running about 48 miles an hour at about its usual time for passing the home, where the tracks bisect the front yard.

            The vehicle was carried about 424 paces by the impact, witnesses and officials said. A 1941 model Pontiac sedan, it was almost completely demolished. Witnesses said that the coroner’s body was thrown clear of the wreckage but that the three passengers were carried along with the car.

            Exact cause of the accident was unknown last night. It was thought that Dr. St. Dizier, pre-occupied with the wedding and his haste to arrive there punctually, failed to recall the schedule time or to observe the onrushing engine. It was also thought that the temperature had caused him to keep windows in the car raised and thus failed to hear any warning indications.

 

WARNINGS FUTILE

 

            Cars following in the procession to the church attempted to warn of the danger, witnesses related, but their efforts were in vain. It was reported that Alford St. Dizler, son of the doctor, and his wife were in the second car, and that Leroy Major, husband of one of those injured, was in a third car with two of his children.

            Miss St. Dizier was dressed in a business suit and was carrying a prayer book. Altazin [sic] was at the church, and left there to meet the procession when it failed to arrive on time. He was stopped en route and told of the accident.

            Soon after the accident, word was rushed to a store at Arforth, plantation home about a mile from the scene, and then was telephoned to Mrs. John Moseley, who lives near the church.

            Mrs. Moseley took the message to the church, and her appearance there was signal for an almost immediate clearance of all people from it.

            Grover Alford, brother of Mrs. St. Dizier, questioned Mrs. Moseley when she appeared outside the church, noting her apparent haste and distraught condition and asking, “What’s wrong?”

            Mrs. Moseley could only say that there had been an accident, and that some people had been killed, because complete details had not come with first word of the incident.

            A nephew of Mrs. St. Dizier remarked at that time that he had felt something must be wrong because the doctor was always on time.

            Mrs. Moseley then called her husband, who has a medical clinic in New Roads, and he left immediately for the scene.

            The profusely decorated house was to have been the scene of a reception following the wedding, and cake, punch and the like were in readiness for the party’s return.

 

INQUEST HELD

 

            An inquest was head here at the Rabenhorst Funeral parlors yesterday afternoon by Dr. P.B. Landry, acting West Baton Rouge parish coroner. The bodies were there last night, and will remain in the parlors until services are held….

            The accident yesterday occurred on trackage owned by the T&P, which has been used by KCS-L&A trains since completion of the Mississippi river bridge here brought about abandonment of their train ferry at Angola.

            Definite time for funeral services for Dr. and Mrs. St. Dizier were not set last night. Church services will be held following the services at Rabenhorst parlors here, however, at the Lakeland church. Place for interment of the bodies was not set last night.

            They are survived by a son, Alford, of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Miss St. Dizier and Mrs. Major, and four grandchildren. In addition Dr. St. Dizier is survived by two brothers, Norbert of Oklahoma, and R.V. of Baton Rouge, and three sisters, Mrs. Ed Gaudin of New Roads, Mrs. St. Dizier is of New Roads, Mrs. A.K. Smith of New Roads and Mrs. Joe Baines of Hennessey, Okla. Mrs. St. Dizier is survived additionally one brother; Grover S. Alford of Walls, and a sister, Mrs. J.C. Beaud of Brooks, La.

 

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THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 20 January 1946

 

LAST RITES HELD FOR VICTIMS OF CAR-TRAIN CRASH

 

            Joint funeral services for Dr. and Mrs. J.O. St. Dizier were held yesterday at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Immaculate Conception at Lakeland. Burial was in the New Roads Catholic cemetery. The couple was killed Thursday in an auto-train crash in front of their West Side home.

            A funeral cortege left the Rabenhorst Funeral home here at 1 p.m. for Lakeland with the bodies of the West Baton Rouge coroner and his wife.

            Their two daughters, Mrs. Leroy Major of New Roads and Miss Stella St. Dizier, who was to have been married, just a few minutes after their car was struck by a passenger train at Walls, were still in Our Lady of the Lake sanitarium here last night. Mrs. Major’s condition was still serious, but attendants at the hospital said that Miss St. Dizier was much improved.

            Mrs. Major had a fracture at the base of her skull, a possible broken shoulder and a fractured leg, while Miss St. Dizier had a fractured leg.

            The two were injured and their parents killed instantly when a car driven by Dr. St. Dizier and on its way to his daughter’s wedding in Lakeland was struck and dragged more than 400 paces by the L&A Flying Crow, northbound from New Orleans to Shreveport, which had left here about a half-hour earlier.

 

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Photos from Saint Marys Cemetery, New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kerry Keller

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings James Abraham Alford, Grover Samuel Alford, and Gertrude Alford Beaud in this compilation.

            She is listed in Sacramental Records of the Diocese of Baton Rouge, Vol. 15, as Marie Aglae Leonide Alford. Aglae was the first name of her mother’s mother.

            Her husband was James Oliver St. Dizier.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Leonida 1880 LA1, Abram Achille 1851 LA2, Abraham 1820 NY or KY3.

 

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LEROY P. ALFRED

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 24 November 2011

 

            Leroy P. Alfred—A retired master carpenter, he died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at his home. He was 84, a resident and native of Carville, and a U.S. Army veteran.

            Visiting at St. Gabriel Catholic Church on Friday, Nov. 25, was from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the church on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., followed by a funeral at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Charles R. Landry. Interment in the church cemetery.

            Survived by his wife of 56 years, Emma T. Alfred; daughters, Carla A. Fair and husband Charles, and Athanasia M. Bell and husband Jermyn, all of Baton Rouge; sons, Leroy P. Alfred Jr., of Orlando, Fla., and Darby M. Alfred, of Carville; sister, Marjorie Cortez, of Richmond, Calif.; grandchildren, Dionne, Adria and Charles Fair Jr., Avery and Simone Alfred, Brendon, Breadon and Branson Bell; and great-grandson, Cameron Joseph Fair.

            Preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, two sisters and two brothers.

            Arrangements with Hambrick’s Mortuary, Gonzales.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy P. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 Aug 1927, last residence not listed.

 

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LETHA ALFORD LEE

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 10 August 1962

 

            Lee, Mrs. Letha—Died at 12:45 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. Aged 72, a resident of 3054 Hiawatha, and a native of St. Helena Parish.

            Body at Welsh Funeral Home until 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Services at New Zion Baptist Church at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. S.B. Bradnam. Burial in Alford Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be her nephews.

            Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Mittie Feigler, Baton Rouge; one brother, W.C. Alford, Kentwood, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Andrew Jackson Alford and William Cornelius “Neil” Alford in this compilation.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Letha 1889 LA1, Robert Parish 1846 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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LEWIS JAMES ALFORD

Brother of Vera Alford Heise, AAFA #0133, and Charles Herbert Alford, AAFA #0611

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 15 October 2005

 

            Lewis James Alford, 83, died on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was a native and resident of Mount Nebo Community. He was past-commander of the Alcy Gill American Legion Post in Kentwood, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy and a lifetime member of Mount Nebo Baptist Church. He was a longtime dairy, beef and vegetable farmer. His love of life, family and especially children will be his legacy.

            He is survived by his wife, Ruby C. Alford, Mount Nebo Community; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Robert Brooke, Amite; two grandsons, John Lewis Brooke, Mount Nebo Community, and Clifford Brooke and Julie Davis, Amite; a granddaughter, Robin Brooke, Amite; great-grandson, Landon Davis; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dallas and Debbie Alford, Bogalusa, and Herbert Alford, California; two sisters, Vera Heise, Minnesota, and Velma Alford, Monroe; many nieces, nephews, other close friends and family including, Rachael Miller, George and Jenny Cutrer, Louie Alford, John, Rebecca, Brody, Hannah and Abbi Simmons, Belle Cutrer, Cecile Corbin, Hillary and Thelma Simmons, John, Ashley and Tyler Foster, Rod, Alayne, Kyle and Madelyn Granat, Don, Jacquie and Justin Summerford, Alissa Cannon-Brown, Whitney Cannon, Cheri Spring, Kim Rowe and Ashley McDaniel.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Hazel Alford; twin sister, Doris Alford Ryan; and five infant brothers and sisters.

            Pallbearers will be Rod Granat, Don Summerford, Daniel Hayden, John Simmons, Larry Spring, Billy Nic Hayden, Mike Ellison and Louie Alford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Missions Fund at Mount Nebo Baptist Church or to the church of your choice. Visitation at Mount Nebo Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Larry Blades. Interment in Mixon Cemetery, Tangipahoa. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lewis J. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 8 Nov 1921, last residence Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his sister Velma Alford Van Buren in this compilation.

            He was the son of Homer Marshall Alford and Hazel Belle Hammond.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lewis James 1921 LA1, Homer Marshall 1883 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LILA BELLE MOORE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 22 August 2010

 

 

            Lila Belle Moore Alford joined her creator on August 8, 2010 at the age of 89. Married 49 years to the late Eldon E. Alford, four daughters, Susan Argus Cousin, Kathleen Zelden, Elizabeth J. Alford and Peggy Martires. Daughter of Eugenia Temple and Orie Moore, sister of Zelia O’Brien, Mary Leggett, Ora Stovall, Eugene, Leroi and William Moore, who predeceased her. Born in Brookhaven, Ms., resided in N.O. (Fort Pike) and Slidell.

            Grandchildren John E. Argus, III, Lindsey Jane Cousin, Kruzin Ray Meeker, Larry A. Cousin, Jr., V. Tristan Martires. Loved by her sons-in-law Scott, Vic, Larry.

            Known for grace, strength and love of family and friends. She touched many lives teaching Ballroom, Line, Liturgical dancing. Remembered as “Mama Tucks” of the Krewe of Tucks for many years.

            Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell, LA. Please visit www.honakerforestlawn.com to sign guestbook. Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell, LA.

 

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ST. TAMMANY NEWS

Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—Sunday, 22 August 2010

 

            Lila Belle Moore Alford joined her creator Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at the age of 89. Born in Brookhaven, Miss., she resided in New Orleans, (Fort Pike) and Slidell.

            Married 49 years to the late Eldon E. Alford, she has four daughters, Susan Argus Cousin, Kathleen Zelden, Elizabeth J. Alford and Peggy Martires. She was the daughter of Eugenia Temple and Orie Moore; sister of Zelia O’Brien, Mary Leggett, Ora Stovall, Eugene, Leroi and William Moore, who preceded her in death. Her grandchildren are John E. Argus III, Lindsey Jane Cousin, Kruzin Ray Meeker, Larry A. Cousin Jr. and V. Tristan Martires. She was loved by her sons-in-law Scott, Vic and Larry.

            Known for grace, strength and love of family and friends, she touched many lives teaching ballroom, line and liturgical dancing. She will always be remembered as “Mama Tucks” of the Krewe of Tucks, of which she was a member for many years. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell.

 

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LILLIAN LOIS REED ALFORD

AAFA #0305

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—Monday, 8 October 2007

 

            Lillian Lois Reed Alford, 89, and a native of Grapevine [Tarrant Co.], Texas, passed away peacefully at her home in Covington on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007. Mrs. Alford, a former longtime resident of Baker and Baton Rouge, was best known for her role as “The Boss” of Alford Safe and Lock Co.

            Preceded in death by her husband, William Edgar Alford; grandson, Brodie Joe Alford; and great-grandson, Benjamin Reagan Hisaw.

            Survivors include her sisters, Mary Carr and Georgia Pool, both of Arlington, Texas; children, Reed Alford, Dianna Alford and Gary Alford; grandchildren, John Alford, Brian Hisaw, Courtenay Hisaw and Jacqueline Alford; great-granddaughter, Taylor Sweeney; and her canine friend cocker spaniel, Lecie Lady Alford.

            She will forever be remembered for her tireless work ethic, her love of reading and bits of wisdom such as “this too shall pass,” “we are where we are” and “you’ll live ‘til you die.”

            Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 11 a.m. until graveside service at Greenoaks Memorial Park at 2 p.m.

 

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was b. 6 July 1918, last residence Covington, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

            Lois was the active AAFA member—her husband, William Edgar Alford, died 15 October 1979 [SS# issued in TX, last residence Baker, East Baton Rouge, LA], before AAFA was founded.

            Lois is listed on the 1930 census with her parents and sisters in Precinct 3 (E.D. 116), Tarrant Co., TX, dwelling #233: Fred S. Reed, farm laborer age 46, age 33 at first marriage; his wife Myrtle 33, age 20 at first marriage; and daughters Lois 11, Mary E. 7, and Georgia 5. All were b. in TX.

            AAFA Bible Records show that William Edgar Alford and Lillian Lois Reed were married 9 May 1942, probably in Tarrant Co., TX, since their son Edgar Reed Alford was born there on 5 March 1944 [USGenWeb, Tarrant Co., TX].

            On his WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], William’s father Joseph Price Alford is age 38, an ice delivery many living in Dallas, TX. He says he was b. 25 May 1880 [confirming the Bible record], names his father D.W. Alford at the same address.

            Her In Remembrance includes extensive census records for her husband’s family.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Edgar 1919 TX1, Joseph Price 1880 TN2, Devreaux Gilliam Wright 1852 TN3, William 1816 TN4.

 

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LILLIE ALFORD GLYNN

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—7 January 1986

 

            Glynn, Lillie Alford—Died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 1986, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 74, a native of Walls and resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired Department of Revenue and Taxation clerk.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 8 a.m. Tuesday until religious services at noon, conducted by the Rev. Frank M. Uter and the Rev. A. Russell Stevenson. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by two daughters, Katherine Glynn and Mary Lillie Osborn, both of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Nora Hamilton, Port Allen, Katherine Dorsett, Baton Rouge, and Gertrude Hebert, New Roads; five grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by husband, Alphonse J. Glynn Jr.

            She was of the Catholic faith.

            Memorial donations may be made to East Baton Rouge Parish Heart Association or Arthritis Foundation.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie Glynn (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 Nov 1911, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Abraham Alford; and sisters Katherine Alford Dorsett, Mary Gertrude “Bootie” Alford Hebert, Nora Alford Hamilton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lillie 1911 LA1, James Abraham 1882 LA2, Abram Achille 1851 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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LILLIE MAE ALFORD EASLEY FALCON

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 7 December 1986

 

            Falcon, Mrs. Lillie Mae Alford Easley—Died 5:31 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 1986, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as the result of an automobile accident. She was 85, a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Easleyville.

            Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Boyd Hood, the Rev. Randy Guy and the Rev. Allen Betz. Burial in Alford Cemetery, west of Kentwood.

            Survived by a son, Morris E. Easley Jr., Easleyville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Harris, Greensburg, and Mrs. Velma Louise “Tiny” Allen, Kentwood; a brother, Gene Alford, Kentwood; six grandchildren, Richard, Madison and John Easley, Theresa Cox, Greg Flores and Becky Davis; and six great-grandchildren, Ritchie, Jennifer, Joffrey and Kimberly Mae Easley and Eric and Megan Davis.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie Falcon (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 May 1901, last residence Greensburg, St. Helena Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford; and siblings A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, John David “Speedy” Alford, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, Robert Parish Alford, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen in this compilation.

            Lillie Mae Alford was the 7th child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Lillie Mae 1901 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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LINDA ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Monday, 10 May 2004

 

Linda Alford, 57

 

            Linda Alford of West Monroe, a dietary hostess, died Saturday [May 8]. The funeral is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home chapel in West Monroe. Internment will be at Gwin Cemetery in Mangham. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LINDA FAYE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 15 April 1988

 

            A 19-year-old man was being held late Thursday without bond in connection with the early morning slaying of his best friend’s mother, a city police detective said.

            Linda Faye Alford, 45, of 12135 Dawn Ave., was hit by one of at least three bullets fired wildly into a group of people standing on the front lawn of her home, detective Robert Howle said. She died during surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, he said.

            Gregory Andrew Kaiser, 19, of 13030 Norma Court, was booked with first-degree murder, simple battery on an officer and two counts of simple battery in connection with the shooting and fights leading up to the shooting, according to Howle and booking records.

            When the shooting occurred, police had just left Alford ‘s home in search of Kaiser in connection with a series of fights between Kaiser, his former girlfriend and his best friend earlier in the evening, Howle said.

            The fighting started about 2:45 a.m. Thursday when Kaiser and his friend, Joey Morris, also of 12135 Dawn Ave., got into a fight at Cymbal’s lounge on Florida Boulevard apparently over who would drive home, Howle said. Bouncers at the bar broke up the fight and sent Kaiser home, he said.

            Off-duty police Officer Ricky Rarick and Kaiser’s former girlfriend, Sheilah Shelly, 19, of 1036 Manson Drive, took Morris home.

            However, Kaiser met them at the Dawn Avenue home and fights broke out again, Howle said. Shelly was punched in the face and Rarick wrestled Kaiser to the floor, he said.

            Rarick, who had no handcuffs, released Kaiser to tend to Shelly’s injuries and Kaiser ran off, Howle said. Rarick called for uniformed officers and reported the fighting to them, then left with Morris and other officers to find Kaiser, Howle said.

            However, moments later, a man drove his car onto the front lawn of Alford ‘s house and fired at least three bullets at Alford, her husband and Shelly, who were standing in a group in the front yard talking about the earlier fights, Howle said.

 

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THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 15 April 1988

 

            Alford, Linda Faye—Died 6:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 1988, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 45, a native of Iowa and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 1 to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 10 a.m. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by husband, Robert “Bobby” Alford; mother, Irene R. Broussard; three daughters, Charlotte Hennigan, Ronda Korkosz and Wendy Morris; a son, Joey Morris; three sisters, Yvonne and Debbie Broussard and Theresa Hall; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Aug 1942, last residence not listed.

 

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LIZZIE ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—16 January 1949

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Alfred, 76, who died at her home in KeithviIle at 11 PM Wednesday will be held Friday at 3 PM at the Providence Baptist Church with the Rev. Mr. Green, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The body will remain at the chapel until an hour before services. Active pallbearers will be Reginald Teer, S. Stacey, Nonnan Hudson, T. J. Hollingsworth, J. C. Williams and Jack Hall.

            Mrs. Alfred, who had been a resident of Keithville for the past 35 years, is survived by her husband, Warren Alfred; three sons, J.B. and F.F. Alfred of Shreveport and J.F. Alfred of Dallas, Texas; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Collum, Sr. of Greenwood.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Warren Alfred, in this compilation. She was his second wife and was not the mother of his children.

 

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LIZZIE BRIDGES ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 12 August 1965

 

            Alford, Mrs. Lizzie Bridges—Died Saturday morning at the Pike Memorial Hospital in Kentwood. She was 80, a native of Greensburg and a resident of Route 1, Kentwood. Body was at her residence west of Kentwood until 1:30 pm. Sunday. Religious services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pine Ridge Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. S.P. Emanuel, assisted by Rev. S.B. Bradham. Burial in the Alford Cemetery west of Kentwood.

            Pallbearers were Pete Alford, Jene Alford, Charles Bridges, C.J. Bridges, Tim Blades and Dinson Blades.

            Survivors include four sons, Johnny and Flavis Alford, both of Kentwood, and Fernie and M.W. Alford, Jr., both of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Mrs. Annie Breland, New Orleans; one brother, W.W. Bridges, Kentwood; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            She was a member of the Pine Ridge Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sons Flavius Earl Alford, Fernie H. Alford, Johnnie P. Alford, and Muse Watson Alford in this compilation.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Muse Watson 1882 LA1, Robert Parish 1848 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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LLOYD WRIGHT ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—6 March 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Lloyd Wright—A retired locksmith and car wash owner and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Friday, Feb. 23, 2001, at Ollie Steele Burden Manor Nursing Home. He was 92 and a native of Dallas. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 9 a.m. Wednesday until religious services at 10 a.m. Private graveside services at Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jo and John Decker, Prairieville, and Vera Alford-Brumler, New Orleans; a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd “Benny” and Pat Alford, Baton Rouge; a sister, Mary Jo Tsukahara, Dallas; six grandchildren, Mike Decker, Sam Decker, Jesse Baumler, Joseph Baumler, Jason Alford and Justin Alford; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Alford; and two brothers, his twin, Floyd Alford, and Edgar Alford.

            He was a member of International Car Wash Association, Southeastern Car Wash Association and Antique Clock Association….

 

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Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lloyd Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 August 1908.

            See the obituary of his daughter Vera Violette Alford in this compilation.

            Lloyd was the uncle of William Edgar Alford, whose wife, Lillian Lois Reed Alford, is AAFA #0305.

            AAFA’s Florida Marriage Records lists Lloyd Wright Alford married Margaret Holman on 16 July 1931 in Okaloosa Co., FL. Those of us familiar with Baton Rouge 50 years or so ago will remember the Alford Locksmith business.

            His lineage: Lloyd Wright 1908 TX1, Joseph Peter 1880 TN2, Devreaux Gilliam Wright 1852 TN3, William 1816 TN?4

 

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LOIS G. ALFORD ISOM

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 22 October 2004

 

            Lois G. Isom, a native of New Orleans, on Friday, October 15, 2004 at 11 PM at St. Charles General Hospital as a result of diabetes complications. She was 75, a devoted wife, mother, and lifelong homemaker.

            She is preceded death by her husband: Joseph Isom, Jr; mother and father: Mr. and Mrs. Lee Otis Alford ; one sister: Juanita Alford ; one brother: Freddie Johnson; and one niece: Brenda E. Fields.

            She leaves to mourn two sons: Darren Sr. and Kermit Sr.; one adopted son: Eddie Numa; daughters-in-law: Barbara and Noel; close and devoted friend of Sharon Ray; one sister-in-law: Mildred Johnson; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

            Pastors, officers and members of Broadway Missionary Baptist Church and all neighboring churches also employees of Pollard Trucking and MCLNO are invited to attend services on Friday, October 22, 2004 at 11 AM at Broadway Missionary Baptist Church, 121 Alvin Callender Street, New Orleans. Reverend Harold H. Rapp officiating. Visitation 9 AM until service time. Arrangements by: Gaskin-Southall and Assoc, 1225 N. Rampart St., N.O., LA 70116.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois G. Isom (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Feb 1929, last residence New Orleans, LA.

            See the obituary of her aunt, Sudie Mae Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOLA BIRCH ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 21 December 1979

 

            Alford, Mrs. Lola Birch—Died Thursday, Dec. 20, 1979, at her residence in Baton Rouge. She was 75 and a native of St. Helena Parish.

            Visiting at Brown Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 9 a.m. Friday until time of services. Religious services at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Sibley officiating. Burial in Days Church Cemetery, Greensburg.

            Survived by a son, Bobby Alford, Baton Rouge; as sister, Mrs. Gladys Travis; a brother, Clifton Birch, both of Kentwood; three grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her husband, J. D. “Speedy” Alford.

            She was a member of Greensburg Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Days United Methodist Church Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Sharon Ann Day & Tom W. Devine

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lola Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 April 1905 and died _____ Dec 1979, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, John David “Speedy” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOREN JAMES ALFORD

 

THE TIMES–PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 7 September 1984

 

            Loren J. Alford, on Thursday, September 6, 1984 at 6:30 a.m., beloved husband of the late Cecilia T. Alford; age 74 years, a native of Roseland, LA and a resident of New Orleans and Kenner, LA for the past 60 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also officers and members of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 59 F.A.M., Scottish Rite of Louisiana, Jerusalem Temple, East Bank Shriner Club, Pile Drivers, Dock, Pier, and Wharf Builders Union, and Residence and Friends of Westminster Tower, are invited to attend the funeral. Services from the Metairie Home of Lamano-Panno-Fallo, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd. at Bonnabel Blvd. on Saturday, September 8, 1984 at 10 a.m. Masonic service in the parlor.

            Interment in Lakelawn Mausoleum…. In Lieu of Flowers, Donations to the Shriners Cripple Children’s Hospital.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loren Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Nov 1909, last residence Kenner, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Cecilia Wilhelmina Twilbeck Alford; and mother, Mamie Bennett Alford Dees, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Loren James 1909 LA1, James W. 1886 LA2, Jessie Brumfield 1855 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LORENE LEBLANC ALFORD

Mother of Lori Annette Alford Duran, AAFA #0293

 

THE TIMES–PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

            Lorene LeBlanc Alford of Marrero, LA on Saturday, September 10, 1994 at 5:30 P.M. Beloved wife of Murray P. Alford. Mother of Dale Alford Lago, Donna Alford, Lori Alford, Kay Alford, Murray P. Alford, Jr. and the late Mark Alford. Daughter of the late Myrtle Barras and Edwin LeBlanc. Sister of Vernon LeBlanc, Jeanne LeBlanc LeCompte, Eggert LeBlanc, Evelyn LeBlanc Sparks, Bessie LeBlanc Smith, Alice LeBlanc Darden, Raymond LeBlanc, William LeBlanc, Mary Ann LeBlanc Cookmeyer, Miriel LeBlanc Callaghan, the late Alton and Phillip LeBlanc. Also survived by 4 grandchildren. Age 66 years. A native of Labadieville, LA and a resident of Marrero, LA for the past 45 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Funeral Services at Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Tuesday, September 13, 1994 at 11:00 A.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Labadieville, LA for 1:00 P.M. Interment St. Philomena Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorene Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 October 1927.

            See the obituary of her husband, Murray Peter Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOTTIE ARNOLD ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—13 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie A. Alford, 87, were held Friday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. in Little Flock Cemetery…. Interment followed under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Sabine Medical Center in Many.

            She is survived by three sons, Rev. Howard Arnold, George Truett Arnold both of Florien, and Charles Hebert Arnold of Porter, Texas; three daughters, Marie McConathy, Marguerite Spears, and Darlene Knippers all of Florien; one sister, Tempie Busby of Florien; one stepsister, Mary Taylor of Mansfield; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-six great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers included Mike McConathy, Jimmy McConathy, Quinton Arnold, Wallace Arnold, Gary McConathy, Bret McConathy, Charles Wayne Arnold, and Glen Arnold.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lottie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 April 1904.

 

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LOU ELLEN LANDRUM ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—15 May 1964

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ellen Alford, 75, of Florien, were held at 2:30 p.m., May 8, in Mt. Carmel Baptist Church… Burial was in Fender Cemetery, with Warren Meadows Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford died suddenly in Florien, May 6. Survivors are one daughter, Miss Ellen Alford of Florien; two sons, Harvey A. Alford of Florien, and Truman V. Alford of Thibodeaux; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Stoker, and Mrs. Leona Powell, both of Many; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Ellon O. Alford, Harvey Alvin “Blackie” Alford, and Truman Varnell Alford in this compilation.

            Lou was the wife of James Munroe Alford, the son of Joseph Seaborn Alford and his second wife, Nancy Elizabeth “Mittie” Duggan Arnett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Munroe 1880 LA1, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LOUIS CATSBY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—10 June 1955

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Lewis C. Alford, 73, who passed away at his home near Many Thursday, June 2 was conducted at Oak Hill Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Friday, June 3….

            Interment was in Fenders cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Surviving relatives are wife, Mrs. L.C. Alford of Many; son, Archie T. Alford, foster son, O.L. Oxley of Many; daughter, Mrs. O.L. Miller of Many, sister Mrs. Bessie Kilburn of Bronson, Texas; half-sister, Mrs. Roy McCoy, half-brothers, Emmitt Alford and Amos Alford, all of Center, Texas, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Moonflower – no email “Spouse is ill. Sorry I can not do corrections at this time.”

Taken by inactive photographer MoonFlower

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Etta Sanders Alford; and siblings Fred Robert Alford and Mary Lou Alford Blackwell in this compilation.

            His name is spelled Louis on his tombstone and is signed Louis on WWI Draft Registration Card, which also includes his middle name and birth date, March 9, 1882. He was the son of Joseph Seaborn Alford and Nancy Elizabeth “Mittie” Duggan Arnett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Louis Catsby 1882 LA1, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LOUIS CLAUDE ALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 25 November 2004

 

            U.S. Army veteran Louis C. Alford Jr., 58, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at his home.

            Survivors include his mother, Nellie B. Alford; one daughter, Raquel Louise Alford Jackson of Palmdale, Calif.; two sons, Louis Claude Alford III of Los Angeles, and Lovell Deron Alford of Long Beach, Calif.; five sisters, Shirley Hilliard, Lois A. Henderson, Gladys A. Cyprian and Gloria A. Bridgewater of Hammond, Mattie Brumfield of Mount Hermon; four brothers, Charles E. Alford, Gregory A. Alford, Hillery Washington, all of Hammond, and L.C. Alford of New Orleans; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            His father, L.C. Alford Sr., preceded him in death.

            Visitation will be Friday at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Michael Otkins will conduct the funeral Saturday at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 25 November 2004

 

            Louis C. Alford Jr., a laborer, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 58. Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Hammond. He was an Army veteran.

            Survivors include two sons, Louis C. Alford III of Los Angeles and Lovell Deron Alford of Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Raquel Louise Alford Jackson of Palmdale, Calif.; his mother, Nellie B. Alford ; four brothers, L.C. Alford of New Orleans, Charles E. and Gregory A. Alford, and Hillery Washington; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            A funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Macedona Baptist Church, 910 E. Park Ave., Hammond. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at N.A. James Funeral Home, 407 S. N.A. James Drive, Hammond. Burial will be in Holly Gardens Cemetery in Hammond.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louis Claude Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Oct 1946, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            The N.A. James Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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LOUIS GENE “RED” HALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—25 November 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Halford, Louis Gene “Red”—Died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1994, at his residence in Denham Springs. He was 48 and a native of Mississippi. Visiting at Watson Church of Jesus Christ, Watson, 6 p.m. Thursday until religious services at 2 p.m Friday. Interment in Salem Cemetery, Walker.

            Survived by wife, Yvonne Marie Williams Halford, Denham Springs.

Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Salem Cemetery, Walker, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Biggs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louis Halford (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 December 1945.

            See the obituaries of his father, Julius Riley Halford; brother Jerry Joe Halford; and his stepmother Daisy Ballard Clayton Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from online family trees: Louis Gene 1945 MS1, Julius Riley 1921 MS2, Willie Redden 1886 MS3, Bryant 1842 MS4, James D. 1810 ?? 5.

 

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LOUIS JEPTHA ALFORD

 

From AAFA files

Sent to AAFA by Jane Alford; also posted at Alford Family along with many other photos

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—17 March 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Louis J. Alford, age 68, who died Mar. 9 were conducted at First Baptist church at 2 p.m. March 12…. Interment was in Ft. Jesup cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home with military rites at graveside.

            Survivors are wife, Mrs. L.J. Alford of Many, 1 son, Hester of Redding, California, daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lawrason of Redding, Mrs. Imogene Youngblood of Houston; brothers, Riley of Bellwood, Edward of Provencal; sisters, Mrs. Effie Majestic of Ridder, Mrs. Lilly Coburn of Shreveport, Mrs. Maude Norris of Texarkana, Mrs. Kate Coburn of Orange, Texas, and 11 grandchildren.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Jane Cobb Alford, and his sister Ella Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Louis Hester Alford in California Obituaries.

            Louis Jeptha Alford, born Sept. 8, 1892, was the son of John Jeptha Alford and Kathleen Williams. VA. His wife was Sarah Jane Cobb and they married Dec. 19, 1919. His parents and siblings lived in Sabine and Natchitoches Parishes. His parents and those siblings who died young (Joanna Alford Montgomery, Lennora E., and Lloyd W.) are buried in the Bludworth—old name Davis?—Cemetery in Natchitoches Parish. Brothers William Riley and Ivey Edward are buried elsewhere in Natchitoches Parish, but sisters Effie (second marriage was to a Gandy but she is buried as Majestic?) and Lilly are buried in Sabine Parish.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Louis Jeptha 1892 LA1, John Jeptha 1862 LA2, Joseph 1816 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LOUISE GRAVES ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—26 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

BOGALUSA—Louise Graves Alford, 67, a resident of Bogalusa died at 11:45 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2003, at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.

            She was a retired beautician and member of Westside Emmanuel Baptist Church.

            She is survived by a brother, Eld. Homer Graves of Pine; nieces and their spouses, Marie and Mitch Kilgore, Marietta and Randy Thomas all of Pine and Ann and Ken Knight of Franklinton; a nephew, Dale Graves of Pine; also several great-nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny and Bertie Temples Graves and a sister-in-law, Ruthie Mae Graves.

            Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home Sunday…. A graveside service was held at 3 p.m. at the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery….

            Pallbearers were Mitch Kilgore, Ken Knight, Randy Thomas, Dale Graves, Marietta Thomas, Marie Kilgore and Ann Knight.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 August 1936.

 

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LOUVENIA ALFORD KELLY

 

SOUTHERN SENTINEL

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—Friday, 12 January 1906

 

            After a long and painful illness, Mrs. Lou Alford, wife of Hon. Geo. A. Kelly, died at her residence in the town of Winnfield Thursday morning [January 11] at 10:10 o’clock, and the burial will take place at the Winnfield Cemetery today at 10 o’clock a.m. Rev. J.P. Durham, the pastor of the Baptist Church will perform the burial ceremony.

            Mrs. Kelly was stricken with paralysis nearly two months ago and has been a constant sufferer since that time, whilst on her bed of affliction her only child, Albert, a young man in his prime of life was stricken and died.

            Everything possible was done by a loving husband and sympathizing friends, to alleviate her long suffering until the end came.

            The Sentinel with the entire community extend to Hon. Geo. A. Kelly our sincere condolence and sympathy in his heavy bereavement.

 

AAFA NOTES: We have been unable to identify the parents of Louvenia, but her father’s belated obituary was published in the Southern Sentinel on 21 November 1884:

 

We regret the omission of the notice of the death of Mr. Alford at the time of his death, as he was one of the pioneers to this section of Louisiana, and one of those who located this town. He was the father-in-law of Hon. Geo. A. Kelly, and a much respected citizen. We tender to his bereaved family our condolence.

 

            In 1860 both George A. Kelly, school teacher age 20 single, and Levinia Alford, 14 single b. MS, are in Winn Parish. Levinia is living with her mother, Mary Alfred, 50 b. SC, and Albert 15 b. MS.

            In 1870, they are in Grant Parish, LA: George A. Kelly, Baptist minister age 30 b. LA; Lavenia, 25 b. MS, Albert B. 9 b. LA; and Phedora Teddlie 26 b. GA.

            In 1880 they are in Winn Parish, LA: George A. Kelly, farmer age 40 b. LA; Levenia 35 b. MS; and Albert B. 18 b. LA.

            In 1900 they are in Caldwell Parish, LA: G.A. Kelley, age 60 b. Dec 1839 in LA, no occupation, married 40 years; his wife Lena, age 52 b. Jan 1848 in LA, 1 child, 1 living. They are listed at the bottom of the page in dwelling #156. There are 4 heads of household in this dwelling, including G.A. At the top of the next page, in dwelling # 157: A.B. Kelley, school teacher, single, age 38 b. July 1861 in LA.

            On 17 June 1932 the Winnfield News-American published “Passing In Review This Week We Have Geo. A. Kelley,” by R.W. Oglesby. The following is an excerpt:

 

When I first knew him he didn’t have any particular avocation. He and his wife and son lived her in Winnfield. They both passed away near the same time. Mr. Kelly buried them side by side in the Winnfield Cemetery, put marble monuments at each grave and enclosed both with an iron fence. He then drifted into LaSalle Parish and married a widow who lived at Summerville. Some years ago, becoming old and infirm, he passed away. He requested that his remains be buried at Winnfield, and said that if they did not have enough funds to bury him just notify Eastern Star Lodge F. & A. M. of Winnfield and they would see that his wishes were carried out, and so they were. He loved Winnfield and Winnfield people and paid visits here when he was hardly able to come.

 

            George, Louvenia, and their son Albert have memorials with gravestone photos at Find A Grave, Winnfield Cemetery, Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA. The gravestone of “Lou Alford Kelly” is nearly impossible to read.

            Louvenia’s brother Albert may be the Albert S. Alford who is buried with his wife Cynthia Anna Hearne Alford in Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Williamson Co., TX. See Cynthia’s obituary in Texas Obituaries.

 

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LOUVINA MCCOMIC ALFORD

 

[Although Louvina died in CA, we are also publishing her obituary here because of her close ties to LA.]

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—25 October 1973

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Louvina Alford, 75, of Lancaster, Calif., died after an extended illness on Thursday, Oct. 1.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by 2 sons, Herman Alford of Lancaster, Calif., and Victor Ray Alford of Clovis, N.M., 5 brothers, Claude McComic, Florien, Marshall McComic, Minden, Glen McComic, Oakdale, Wyatt McComic, Nederland, Tex., and Johnny McComic, New Orleans; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Graham, Bogalusa, Mrs. Nervie Sparks, Many, Mrs. Mageline Phelps, Fisher, and 3 grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church on Monday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m….. Burial was at Fenders Cemetery [Sabine Parish] under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louvina Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 August 1897.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Lloyd Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her son Herman B. Alford in California Obituaries.

            Louvina was the daughter of R.R. McComic and Bettie Blackwell.

 

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LOY E. ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Wednesday, 29 December 2004

 

FARMERVILLE [Union Parish], LA—Funeral services for Mr. Loy Alford, 90, of Farmerville, LA, will be Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Farmerville. Interment will be at the Springhill Cemetery in Oakland, Louisiana…. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

            Mr. Alford was born a member of the First Baptist Church of Farmerville. He was a deacon and a member of Men’s Sunday School Class.

            He had retired from Alford’s & Bob’s Tire Shop in El Dorado [Union Co.], AR.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his wife Velma Alford and two brothers.

            Survivors include: nieces, nephews, and three sister-in-laws: Mildred Brantley, Etta Mae Traylor, Patricia Brantley and special friends Shorty and Lorene Aulds.

            Pallbearers will be Lynton Ginn, Don Wilkes, Shorty Aulds, Gary Albritton, Jay McCallum and Zeke Tettleton….

 

 

Photos from Spring Hill [Springhill] Cemetery, Union Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Iris Meshell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loy E. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 Dec 1913, last residence El Dorado, Union Co., AR.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Loy E. 1913 LA1, Taylor Harris 1869 LA2, Almon B. 1810 GA3, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

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LOYD TILLMAN ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—22 August 1973

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Loyd Tillman Alford, 65, died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, August 10, at his residence following a brief illness.

            Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, August 12, in the Oak Hill Baptist Church…. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Survivors include his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Versia Fleming, Mansfield, and Mrs. Yvonne Miller, Keithville; a brother, Percy Alford of Florien; five sisters, Mrs. O.L. Ammons, Mrs. Robert Tarpley, Mrs. Harold Maxey, Mrs. Horace Maxey and Mrs. Coleman Hippler, all of Many; and three grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were nephews Howard Tarpley, George Maxey, Hubert Hippler, Truitt Alford, Curtis Maxey, R.L. Randolph.

            Honorary pallbearers were Theo Jeter, Sr, Louis Maxey, Reuben Woodle, Howard Brandon.

FAG photo requested 7/1/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loyd Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 October 1907.

            See the obituariesof his wife, Beatrice Elaine Gibbs Alford; daughters Versia Alford Fleming and Yvonne Alford Miller; parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Loyd Tillman 1907 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LUCILLE CRANE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 28 January 2009

 

            Lucille Crane Alford, age 73, a resident of Bogalusa, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 25. Born Aug. 1, 1935, she was a professional musician and entertainer.

            She is survived by her daughter, Tren Alford (Ray) Ingolia of Hammond; one son, Bron Fane (Bonnie Reeves) Alford of Bogalusa; and Dr. James M. Brock Sr. of McComb.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Fane Alford, and her parents, Lucien and Thelma Crane.

            Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. until time for the funeral service at 2 p.m. in the chapel. The Rev. Philip Stagg will officiate, with interment to follow at Ponemah Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Aug 1935 and died 25 Jan 2009, last residence Bogalusa, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Billy Fane Alford, in this compilation.

            It is not known why her gravestone says “Lue Fane Alford” as well as Lucille Crane.

 

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LUCY LEE ALFORD ROBBINS

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—

 

Lucy Lee Alford Robbins - (Died March 2, 1999)

 

BOGALUSA—Lucy Lee Alford Robbins, 87, died Tuesday at Bogalusa Community Medical Center.

            Robbins was a former member of the ESM Methodist Church and Eastern Star member of theJessamine Chapter No 89. She was a recent member of Sandyhook United Methodist Church.

            Robbins is survived by two nephews, Emile Daniel of Gulfport, MS and Jerrell Daniel of Smyrna, TN; and one cousin, Louise Branton of Columbia, MS.

            Visitation will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home today from 5-10 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 a.m. until time for service at 10 a.m. in the chapel. The Rev. Vernon Fairley and the Rev. Greg Pittman will officiate.

            Burial will be at Bonnie Cemetery in Angie.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy A. Robbins (SS# issued in TX) was born 28 April 1911, last residence Bogalusa, LA.

            Lucy was the daughter of Seaborn Emile Alford and Clara Pearl Conerly. Her husband was Robert Rosco Robbins.

            The family is listed on the 1910–1930 censuses in Washington Parish, LA. In 1930, Clara C. Alford, 49 MS, is divorced, living with her daughter Lucy 18, and son Emile 16 LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lucy Lee 1911 LA1, Seaborn Emile 1876 LA2, Seaborn S. 1834 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LULA LUCILLE ALFORD

 

NEW ERA

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—3 February 1906

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

[From ABSTRACT ARTICLES FROM WASHINGTON PARISH’S ERA LEADER IN FRANKLINTON, LOUISIANA 1894-1920, Bonnie Dier, Franklinton, LA. The New Era merged with the Washington Leader in 1910 to become The Era-Leader.]

 

            Died—Miss Lula Alford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Jack Alford of Mt. Hermon, died at her home last Wednesday at 1:15 o’clock, after a painful illness of eight days, with pneumonia. The remains were laid to rest, Thursday in the family graveyard near Thomas Brumfield’s….

            Lula was in full bloom of beautiful womanhood, being about 22 years of age, and the very picture of health before she was taken sick. She was surrounded by a happy home and loved ones with a large circle of friends who loved her very dearly and will miss her sadly. She was the sunshine of the home and member of the Methodist church.

            In rendering up of life she displayed a beautiful and wonderful degree of Christian faith in the dispensation of Providence. She expressed herself as willing to go, while, as she said, she had a happy home and kind and indulgent parents, brothers, and sisters, and friends whom she loved and for whose sake she would like to live, yet she was not afraid to die as she was assured of eternal rest in heaven. Sunday night before she died she called her parents, brothers, sisters, and the friends who were nursing her and kissed them all good bye, admonishing them to be good, and leave message to her brother in New York and other friends to show that she remembered them in the last hours of her life. The death of this beautiful girl whose brief life of joy and sunshine made her a favorite with her friends has cast a gloom over the community which will long be felt.

            We sympathize deeply with the bereaved ones and bid them to live so that when they are called to go they will meet her in that bright beautiful home of the blest. Uncle Walt, Mt. Hermon, La.

FAG photo requested 6/7/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Mary Emily Magee Alford and William Jack Alford; and brother Elmer Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            This is Lula Lucille Alford, b. Feb. 13, 1883 and died Jan. 24, 1906, daughter of William Jack Alford and Mary Emily Magee. She never married and is buried in Roberts Cemetery, where her full name is listed on her gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lula Lucille1, William Jack 1845 MS2, William 1804 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LULA MAE ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—14 December 2012

 

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SHREVEPORT, LA—Services for Sister Lula Mae Alfred, 74, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at New Greenwood Baptist Church, Greenwood, La. Family hour will be Friday, December 14, 2012 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Winnfield Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula M. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Dec 1938 and died 8 Dec 2012, last residence not listed.

 

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LUTHER WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—23 April 1942

 

            Luther Alford, age 52 years, died at his home near Clifton, after an illness of about one year, Tuesday, April 21st, 1942, at ten o’clock.

            Alford was well known throughout this community where he had many friends among the old and young.

            Deceased is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Lemenda Alford Berry of Baton Rouge, and two brothers, Otis Alford from New Orleans and Herbert Alford of Kentwood, and one sister, Mrs. Dixie Pierce of Warnerton.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock at the Clifton Baptist church, with the services conducted by his pastor, Rev. D.L. Stennis. Interment was made in the Ellis cemetery.

 

Photo from Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie Dier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Lemenda Brumfield Alford; daughter Lemenda Alford Berry; father, John Griffin Alford; and brother Nolan Bannon Alford in this compilation.

            From Poole Funeral Home Record, provided by Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340: Alford, Luther Williams, (white), b. LA, 52 YRS., d. 4-21-1942, Tylertown, MS, Ellis Cemetery, resident of Clifton, LA, husband of Beulah Toney, s/o John G. Alford, b. LA & Miranda Hobbs, b. MS

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Luther William 1887 LA1, John Griffin 1850 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA67.

 

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LYNELL JESSE “BOOT” ALFORD

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—22 November 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Alford, Lynell J. “Boot”—Died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1992, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 79, a native of Sunny Hill and resident of Baton Rouge. He was retired maintenance operator with Ethyl Corp. with 36 1/2 years service.

            Visiting at Hollabaugh-Spindle Wooddale Memorial Chapel, 1553 Wooddale Blvd. at Tom Drive, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to religious services at 10 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Milford Walters, of Winbourne Baptist Church. Burial in Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish].

            Survived by wife, Adele Magee Alford; two daughters; Gayle Alford Watts and Lana Alford, both of Baton Rouge; a brother, Richard Alford, Sunny Hill; grandchildren, Jimmy Henson and Tamara Nash Vicker, both of Baton Rouge; four great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Ann Alford; and a brother, Harold “Jep” Alford.

 

 

Photos from Roberts Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. His gravestone lists his birth date as 23 Dec 1912.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Adele Jane Magee Alford; father Elmer Oscar Alford; brother Richard Carl Alford; and grandparents, Mary Emily Magee Alford and William Jack Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from “The Magee Family” Family Tree on Ancestry.com.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. Both of his parents were Alfords.

            His paternal lineage: Lynell Jesse 1912 LA1, Elmer Oscar 1876 LA2, William Jack 1845 LA3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            His mother’s lineage: Lynell Jesse1912 LA1, Annie Jane 1888 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MABEL MARY ALFORD BIZETTE

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 9 June 2004

                     

            Bizette, Mary Mabel—A native of Livonia and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died Saturday, June 5, 2004, at her home. She was 91.

            She is survived by three sons, Ernest Joseph Perrault Jr. of Batchelor, and Louis Perrault and Wagner Perrault, both of Baton Rouge; a daughter, Betsy DePhillips of Albany; a sister, Verna Langlois of Baton Rouge; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Special thanks to her great-granddaughter, Tammy Edwards, CC Lewis and all with Trinity Hospice for their care and support. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Niland’s Funeral Home, New Roads, from 11 a.m. until service at 3 p.m. Interment in False River Memorial Park.

FAG photo requested 5/16/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel M. Alford (SS# issued in NM) was born 12 Sept 1912, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            She is listed as Mary Mabel in her obituary, but as Mabel in the obituaries of her family members.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and siblings Coleman Joseph Alford, Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mabel Mary 1912 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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MABEL OLINDE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—12 December 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Mabel O. “T-Mae”—A homemaker and resident of Livonia, she passed away suddenly Sunday night, Dec. 10, 2000, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, New Roads. She was 88 and a native of Jarreau….. Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday…. Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by two sisters, Winnie Aguillard, Jarreau, and Edith Durnin, Baton Rouge; three brothers, Edwin “Rook” Olinde, Ventress, and George T. Olinde and Frank Olinde, both of Baton Rouge; numerous nieces and nephews; and special care companion, Pauline Benedict.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Alford Jr.; an infant son; parents, Vileor and Josephine Olinde; brothers, Jessie, Numa and Noah Olinde; and sisters, Ida LaCoste, Mathilde Gremillion and Lillian G. Bergeron….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 September 1912.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            She was born in Jarreau, Pointe Coupee Parish, one of 12 children of Vileor Olinde and Josephine Bueche.

 

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MABEL RIVET ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 3 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Alford, Mabel R.—A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a lifelong resident of Livonia, she died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge.

            She was 81. Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Nguyen. Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by husband of 55 years, Henry L. Alford, Livonia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Alford LeJeune and Pam and Irish Pullen, all of Baton Rouge; a brother, Gilis Rivet, Rosedale; five grandchildren and two granddaughters-in-law, Todd and Shelley LeJeune, Troy and Laurie LeJeune, Michael LeJeune, Michelle LeJeune and Brandon Pullen; and five great-grandchildren, Jacelyn, Austin, Courtney and Bryson LeJeune and Lynsy Toups.

            Preceded in death by parents, Taylor and Lydia Ramagos Rivet; three brothers, Alvin, Clifton and Irvin Rivet; and a sister, Mildred Rivet. Pallbearers will be Todd, Troy and Michael LeJeune, Brandon Pullen, Irish Pullen and Gary Major.

            Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Saiyd Wahid, Dr. Charles C. Bergreen and Dr. James O’Neal. She was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and a longtime member of Bayou Bees Quilting Club.

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 July 1917.

            See the obituary of Mabel’s husband, Henry L. Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MAE CLAIR ALFORD WELLS

 

Source unknown

_____ May 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Mae Clair Alford Wells, age 89, died Wednesday, May 3, 1995 at 11:37 a.m. in a Lafayette, LA Hospital. Mother of Robert C. Wells, Sr. of Youngsville, LA. Sister of Henry M. Alford, Clinton, NC, James M. Alford, Charlotte, N.C. Grandmother of Rebecca Wells Harvey of Youngsville, LA and Robert C. Wells, Jr., also of Youngsville.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 5, 1995 in the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel Friday afternoon. Interment will follow in the Lake Lawn Metairie Mausoleum.... Visiting hours at David Mortuary, 316 Youngville Highway, Broussard, LA on Thursday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 9p.m.

            She was a native of McComb, MS and a resident of Youngsville, LA and a former resident of New Orleans....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae Wells (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 February 1906.

We included the obituary of her mother, Amanda Moak Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; and the obituary of her brother Henry M. Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            Mae is the daughter of Robert Strickland Alford and Amanda Moak. Mae married Clyde G. Wells. Robert Strickland Alford was born 20 September1867 in Mississippi, the son of Leander R. Alford and Sophronia Curtus Strickland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mae Clair 1906 MS1, Robert Strickland 1867 MS2, Leander Raiford 1832 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1876 VA7.

 

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MAGGIE SHORT HEMPHILL HALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—3 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

LAPLACE—Maggie Short Halford died Thursday, May 31, 2001. A native of Sumrall, Miss., she was a member of Riverlands Country Club.

            Survivors include her husband, William B. Halford; a son, Carl R. Hemphill; two daughters, Connie L. Hemphill and Julie Ann Bordelon; a sister, Elderidge Short; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grand- children. She was preceded in death by 12 siblings and a grandchild.

            Visitation will be today at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, Airline Highway in LaPlace, from 5 until 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10. Burial will be in St. John Memorial Gardens in LaPlace.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 May 1914.

 

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MALCOLM B. ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—18 June 1986

 

            Malcolm B. Alford, 70, a resident of Route One, Mt. Hermon, died at 11 a.m. Monday, June 9th, at his residence.

            A deacon of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and a retired teacher in the Washington Parish Schools, he was a veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Roscoe (Laura) Alford of Franklinton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The body lay in state at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton until the time for funeral services, which were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11th, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Quartrone and the Rev. Dr. A. W. Robbins officiating.

            Interment was in the Bulloch Family Cemetery near Mt. Hermon.

            Pallbearers were Harold Miller, William Peterson, Huey Ray Alford, Wayne Alford, Paul Alford and J.W. Schilling.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Malcolm Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 Sept 1915, last residence Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his brother Ralph Alford; brother-in-law Roscoe Lampton Alford; and sisters-in-law Connie Wilkes Alford and Claudie McElveen Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Malcolm B. 1915 LA1, Burton Putnam 1887 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MALCOLM LEVY ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—1 April 1948

 

MALCOLM ALFORD FUNERAL HELD SAT., MARCH 20

 

            Malcom Alford, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Alford died Friday morning, March 19th at Veteran’s Hospital in New Orleans, La. Eight weeks ago he was operated on for cancer, which was beyond the cure of medical science.

            Malcom was born April 28, 1914, in the home settled by his grandfather, the late Jessie L. Alford, near Mt. Hermon, where his father, mother and brother are now living. He has one sister, Mrs. James Fortenberry of Baton Rouge.

            In the spring of 1935, he graduated from Mt. Hermon high school. Until 1937 he spent his time on his father’s farm. In May, 1937 he was married to Miss Irma Morris, culminating a high school romance. After his marriage they bought and moved to the home known as the Tom Brumfield estate. By thrift and hard work at their dairy and farm. He and Irma were starting the stretch toward prosperity. War came, Navy called him into service September 22, 1944, in which he served as 1st Class Seaman in the Pacific. On December 10th, 1945 he was discharged from the Navy and returned to his farm. He was again fulfilling the many phases of community life, then his illness, from which he died.

            Funeral services were held in the Mt. Hermon Methodist church Saturday March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Rites were said by Rev. W.F. Hutson, a life long friend and one time pastor, assisted by Rev. Dean, pastor of the Mt. Hermon M.E. church. Pall bearers were from his community veterans class. An honor guard from Bogalusa was in attendance at the church and the final resting place at Mt. Hermon cemetery surrounded by pines and wild flowers. There over his flower decked grave they gave the last farewell military salute. From among the trees came the final farewell taps.

 

 

Photo from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Arthur Alonzo Alford; and siblings Nola Evelyn Alford Fortenberry and John Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            Malcolm’s name is spelled correctly in the headline but incorrectly in the obituary.

            His parents were Arthur Alonzo Alford and Maude Painter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Malcolm Levy 1914 LA1, Arthur Alonzo 1879 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MAMIE BENNETT ALFORD DEES

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 28 April 1972

 

            Dees, Mrs. Mamie Bennett—Died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at Bogalusa Community Medical Center. She was 81, a native of Amite and a resident of Bogalusa.

            Body at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite with visiting from 8 a.m. until 1:40 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Roseland Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Raymond Akridge. Burial in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery.

            She is survived by three sons, Loren Alford of New Orleans, W.C. Alford of Roseland, and O.L. Alford of Bogalusa; a daughter, Mrs. Isabelle Melvin of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Mrs. Winnie Lou Shaltz of Hammond, Mrs. Clara Tate of Roseland, Mrs. Margie Sweeney of Ponchatoula and Mrs. Lucille LaSalle of Hammond; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie Dees (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Aug 1890 and died _____ Apr 1972, last residence Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her son Loren James Alford in this compilation.

            Her first husband was James W. Alford (1886–1933).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: James W. 1886 LA1, Jessie Brumfield 1855 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD JENNINGS

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 20 March 2005

 

            Margaret Alford Jennings, a homemaker, died Feb. 26 at her home. She was 94. Ms. Jennings was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. She graduated from East High in Salt Lake City.

            Survivors include two sisters, Virginia Coleman and June A. Capp, both of California. Services will be held in North Hollywood, Calif. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Margaret, 19 UT, is listed on the 1930 census in Salt Lake City, UT, with her parents John W. Alford 56 UT (parents born England/Scotland) and Ruby P. 53 UT (parents born England), and her sister June 15 UT.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD SCOTT SIMPSON

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 7 July 2009

 

            Margaret Alford Simpson, 65, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2009, at her home in LaPlace. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Wednesday, July 8, from 9 a.m. until service at 2 p.m. Burial in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

            Survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Lorri and Robert Johnson and Susan and Robert Bevering; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Curtis Scott Jr., Michael and Kathy Scott, Steven and Cyndi Scott and Michael and Stephanie Simpson; 18 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her husband, James William Simpson; daughter, Candi Lynn Scott; grandson, Peter Barnett; parents, George and Mildred Comeaux Alford; two brothers, Robert and Jesse Alford; and aunt, Lucille Dugas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 Oct 1943, last residence La Place, St John The Baptist Parish, LA.

 

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MARGARET ANGIE ALFORD SIMMONS

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 20 September 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Simmons, Margaret Angie—Died 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 1991, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Franklinton. She was 100 and a native Mt. Hermon. Graveside services at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, 10 a.m. Friday.

            Survived by a son, W.E. Simmons, Jr., La Quinta, Calif.; and several grandchildren and great­-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, W.E. Simmons, Sr.; three sons, Bill, Earl and Sherman Simmons; and brothers and sisters, Mytris Brock, Allie Bullock, Benton Alford, Ola Alford, Wilkie Schilling, Otto Alford and Bob Alford.

            Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Simmons (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 December 1890.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Hugh Ginn Alford and Rosa Holliday Alford; and her siblings Allie Jane Alford Bulloch and Otto B. Alford in this compilation.

            Margaret Angie Alford married W. Ellis Simmons in 1913 in Washington Parish.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Margaret Angie 1890 LA1, Hugh Ginn 1857 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARGARET ELIZABETH “MAGGIE” ALFORD ROBERTS

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—1 October 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Roberts of Natchitoches, were held in the Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m…. Burial followed in the church cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Serving as pallbearers were Bryan Walker, Marvin Henderson, Dennis McGaha, Gene Walker, Rodney Walker, and Steve Moore.

            Mrs. Roberts died in Natchitoches on Saturday, Sept. 26. She was 93.

            Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Rhodes of Orange, Tex.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie Roberts (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 October 1887.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Amanda B. Alford Sibley and John Noel Alford in this compilation.

            Margaret Elizabeth Alford was the daughter of John Waddell Alford and Ona V. Arnett.

            In her brother John’s obituary, her husband was Mark Roberts. Except for sister Amanda Alford Sibley, who is buried in Beulah Cemetery, her parents and other siblings buried in Sabine Parish are in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Margaret Elizabeth 1887 LA1, John Waddell, 1860 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARGARET ELIZABETH TREPPENDAHL ALFORD

Wife of Jacob Egloff Alford, AAFA #0016

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—1 September 2007

 

            Margaret Treppendahl Alford, 90, of Christwood Retirement Community in Covington, La., and formerly of New Orleans and Metairie, La., died Aug. 31, 2007, in Covington. Private services and burial are in Woodville. Schoen Funeral Home of Covington is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Woodville, was the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth Treppendahl.

            She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and president of the Delta Delta Delta sorority chapter there. She was a former parishioner of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, a member of the Orleans Club, Metairie Country Club, Town and Country Garden Guild, Entré Nous Book Club, and longtime volunteer for the American Red Cross.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jacob E. Alford; and four brothers, Carl M. Jr., Adolph, Marshall and John Roe Treppendahl.

            Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Marshall Alford Adams and Nixon; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert Steele Alford and Catherine Perez; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret T. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Oct 1916, last residence Covington, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jacob Egloff Alford, AAFA #0016, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARGARET FORREST ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 4 October 1962

 

            Alford, Mrs. Margaret Forrest—Died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at her residence in Kentwood. She was a native of Tangipahoa Parish. The body will be at Brown Funeral Home, Kentwood, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Landrum Salley will officiate and burial will follow in Spring Creek Cemetery.

            Survivors include two sisters, Miss Bertha Forrest, Kentwood, and Mrs. Wilkie Cudd, Denham Springs and two brothers, Herman Forrest, Kentwood, and Clem Forrest, Tickfaw.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kentwood and Chapter 84, Order of the Eastern Star.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARGARET HOY ALFORD HEALY

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 13 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Margaret Alford Healy, widow of former TIMES-PICAYUNE Executive Editor George W. Healy Jr., died Wednesday at her home. She was 91. Mrs. Healy was born in Issaquena County, Miss., and had lived in New Orleans since 1927.

            Mrs. Healy grew up polished and proper, raised on a Southern plantation and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and where she briefly made George Healy Jr.’s acquaintance.

            The second time she met him, the circumstances were different: She was in a Vicksburg Hospital, where she had been evacuated from Greenville during the great Mississippi Valley flood of 1927. Healy was working as a reporter, covering the disaster for The Times-Picayune.

            The two were married that September at Hopedale Plantation, where she was raised, in the Mississippi Delta.

            Healy brought his bride to New Orleans to begin a whirlwind life that the Mississippi native hesitantly embraced but nonetheless mastered, her family said.

            When John F. Kennedy was campaigning for president, Mrs. Healy entertained Jacqueline Kennedy with a day of shopping and lunch in New Orleans.

            She held a dinner party for Carol Channing, entertained comic Gracie Allen, the wife of comedian George Burns, and played bridge with champion Charles Goren.

            She held court at Brennan’s restaurant, where plenty of politicians and national luminaries were guided through revelry and dining, New Orleans style.

            The Healys were spared what would have been the paramount social challenges of the 1950s when Fidel Castro, invited by Healy to speak at a convention of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, declined their hospitality.

            “He was so worried about his safety, he stayed at a hotel and brought live chickens with him to slaughter for his meals,” said Mrs. Healy’s son, George Healy III. “She didn’t have to entertain him.”

            Though deft at playing host to dignitaries, living a stint in the nation’s capital and enduring claustrophobia in the pyramids of Egypt, Mrs. Healy flourished and worked best with her community and family.

            She was a member of Christ Church Cathedral and a volunteer at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, where she was among the “gray ladies” who comforted patients.

            She worked with the Navy League and the Red Cross and was a block warden during World War II. She was a former member of the PTA of Henry W. Allen School. Survivors include a son, George Healy III; two sisters, Aurora Alford Gilchrist of Jackson, Miss., and Roberta Alford Kleinschmidt; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral.... Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Another article, same newspaper, 15 August 1998, included this additional information:

 

            .... Mother of George Healy III and the late Floyd Healy. Mother-in-law of Sharon Healy. Grandmother of George IV, John Carmichael, Floyd Alford, Hyde Dunbar and Mary Margaret.... She is also survived... many dear friends, including Rita Marona.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Healy (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 December 1906.

            See the obituary of her sister Roberta Alford Kleinschmidt in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Aurora Alford Gilchrist and Stewart Floyd Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            See also “Mother’s Day Letter to Aurora Alford Gilchrist” in AAFA ACTION Spring 1998, pp. 30–31. Margaret was a double first cousin of Mary Jane Alford Robinson, the mother of Oliver Sims Robinson III, AAFA #0145.

            She was the eldest child of Stewart Floyd Alford and Nellie Wade Biggs.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Margaret Hoy 1906 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARGARET L. ALFRED

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 4 November 2006

 

LAFAYETTE [Lafayette Parish]—Services for Margaret “Lil Margaret” Alfred, 77, will be at 10 a.m. today at Kinchen Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 a.m. today until the services. She died Sunday in Broussard [Lafayette Parish].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret L. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Dec 1928 and died 29 Oct 2006, last residence Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA.

 

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MARGARET LYNN MECOM ALFORD

 

Photo from The Spartan, 1972 Caldwell Parish High School Yearbook

Scanned by Ron Manley, Find A Grave contributor, and used with permission

 

THE MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 30 September 1978

 

COLUMBIA—Funeral services will be held Saturday for Margaret Webb Alford, the first woman elected a Louisiana mayor.

            Mrs. Alford, 71, died Thursday [September 28] in Caldwell Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was Columbia’s mayor from 1953–57 and was a retired school teacher.

            Among survivors are her husband, Guy Alford, and one son.

 

Photo from Columbia Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from James Stuart - stuman@bayou.com – emailed 9/19/2012 – again 10/5/2013 – 5/16/2014 LM on bio page

Taken by photographer James Stuart

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lynn Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Aug 1907, last residence Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA.

            It is not known why her name is Margaret Webb Alford in the obituary.

            For more information on this family, see Manley Genealogy Project. It includes this information:

 

Excerpted from H. Ted Woods’ Caldwell Parish in Slices: Biographies, Continuing a Brief History of Caldwell Parish, La. 1838-1971, pp. 316-318.

 

On the 5th of June, 1895, Mr. [Martin Leander] Mecom married Miss Julia Reitzell, daughter of Robert R. and Margaret Reitzell, who were members of two prominent parish families….The Mecoms became the parents of four children…. The third child was Margaret Lynn Mecom, who married Guy H. Alford, local druggist, who also served one term in the State Legislature. She gained state recognition when she was elected mayor of the town of Columbia in 1952 and served four years, being the first woman to ever be elected to that position in the State. They have one child, Mecom Alford, who lives in Monroe with his wife and one child, a daughter, Kathy.

 

 

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MARGARET WALDREP ALFORD

Wife of Charles Dalma Alford Jr., AAFA ##0072

Mother of Anne Alford Flippin, AAFA #0033

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—13 December 2002

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Margaret Waldrep Alford died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at her home surrounded by the family she loved. She was born on Oct. 15, 1915, to Oscar Peyton and Annie Laurie Waldrep in Jackson, Miss. Her family has resided in Hammond since 1918. Margaret graduated from Duke University in 1936, where she was on the dean’s list and a member of Kappa Delta social sorority. She completed her graduate studies at Columbia University in New York, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Colorado, the University of Havana, Cuba, and the Royal University of Mexico in Mexico City, and received her master’s degree in foreign languages from LSU. Margaret was a professor of foreign languages at Southeastern Louisiana University until 1952, affectionately known to her students as “Senorita.” She was active for many years in the First United Methodist Church, AAUW, Women’s Medical Auxiliary and Daughter’s of the American Revolution. She was a former member of the board of directors of First Guaranty Bank. Margaret was married to Charles D. “Bo” Alford, M.D., in 1948, and was devoted all her life to her family and many friends.

            She is survived by her daughter, Anne Elizabeth Alford Flippin of Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Margaret Suzanne Alford Loomis; a son-in- law, Wayland Everett Loomis Jr. of Dallas; grandchildren, James Alford “Ford” Flippin, Wayland Everett Loomis III and Patrick Andrew Loomis; a brother and sister-in-law, O.P. “Red” and Betty Waldrep of Denham Springs; and a niece and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Oscar Peyton and Annie Laurie Waldrep; and her sisters, Annie Ruth Waldrep and Elizabeth Waldrep Chalk. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, Hammond, from 11 a.m. Saturday until service at noon. Interment in Greenlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Margaret W. Alford Memorial Fund being established at Southeastern Louisiana University. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home of Hammond in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Bostic

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 15 Oct 1915, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

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

 

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MARGARETT ANN ALFORD POOLE

 

Southern Funeral Homes

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—_____ November 2010

 

            Mrs. Margarett Ann Poole, age 78 of Atlanta, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Specialty Hospital of Winnfield.

            Born Wednesday, March 30, 1932 in Minden, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late W.C. Alford, Sr. and the late Mattie Bryan Alford. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Edwin L. Poole, Jr., and brother, W. C.”Dub” Alford, Jr.

            She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

            Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Karen Sky-Eagle of Henrietta, TX and Jennifer Hall and husband Paul of Bronson, TX, granddaughters, Nicole Ferguson and husband Jared of Atlanta, LA, and Ashli Hall of Bronson, TX, great-granddaughters, Stefanie, Sydney Claire, and Shayna.

            A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Garden Of Memories Cemetery in Winnfield with the Rev. John Holland officiating.

            The family will receive friends from noon to 1:45 PM on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield.

            Pallbearers were Jared Ferguson, Paul hall, John Hall, Sherman Roberts.

 

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Photo from Garden of Memories, Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Irish Eyes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margarett A. Poole (SS# issued in LA), last residence Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her father, William Christopher Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.

            His lineage: Margarett Ann 1932 LA1, William Christopher 1909 AR2, Burgess Stanford 1860 AR3, Christopher Columbus 1842 LA4, Stanford L. 1820 GA5, Haywood 1780 GA6.

 

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MARGIE BENNETT ALFORD SWEENEY

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—16 April 1986

 

            Sweeney, Margie Bennett—Died Tuesday, April 15, 1986, at her residence in Hammond. She was 78 and a native of Amite. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Harry Hattaway. Burial in Arcola Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

            Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Scholtes, and Mrs. Lucile Lascelles, both of Hammond; numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 111, Hammond, 70404.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margie Sweeney (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Apr 1908, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her first husband, William Dewey Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            After her husband William’s death, Margie apparently married ______ Sweeney.

 

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MARGIE ELIZABETH BANKSTON ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—24 August 2005

 

            Alford, Margie Elizabeth Bankston—She died at 8:36 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond at the age of 96 years.

            She was a native of Kentwood, lived in the Bolivar area for 85 years and in Slidell for 10 years. She was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and was a retired teacher in the Tangipahoa Parish school system.

            Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Spring Creek, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Thursday.... Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery.

            Survived by her children, Gaylon Ralph and Peggy Alford, Bush, Marilyn A. Kelly, Slidell, and Walton Ellis and Peggy Alford, Kentwood; grandchildren, Anita Ann Alford and John Hester, Fort Walton, Fla., David Ralph and Catherine Alford, Denham Springs, Deborah Ann Alford and Roger Villere, Bush, Keith Alan and Nathalie Kelly, Falls Church, Va., Kevin Dale and Susan Kelly, Arlington, Texas, Karen Kelly and Brett Groom, Slidell, Rebecca Rachelle Alford, Fort Worth, Texas, Robin Lynn Alford, the Philippines, Sherri Leanne Alford and Randy Meadows, Colorado Springs, Colo., Wendy Ellen Alford and Justin Fowler, Kentwood; great-grandchildren, Caleb, Savannah, Dylan, Victoria, Shelby, Logan, Emma, Ethan, Jeremy, Marissa, Jude, Jake and Lindsay.

            She was the widow of Ralph Davis Alford and the only child of the late Hansford Ellis Bankston and Florence Ethleen Crawford Bankston....

 

Additional information from another article, source unknown:

 

            .... Mrs. Alford was born Aug. 5, 1909, in Kentwood....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margie Alford (SS# issued in LA).

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

            Margie and Gil Alford corresponded extensively in the 1990s, and she supplied much of the information for her family. She was not an AAFA member, but she and her son Gaylon Ralph Alford did make an appearance at the 1993 meeting in LA.

 

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MARGUERITE MIGUES ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Wednesday, 5 February 2003

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Migues Alford will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2003 in the chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with the Revs. James Greer, Keith Dickens, and Scott Gillon officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford, 79, of Pineville, died Monday, February 3, 2003 at Rapides Regional Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired food service tech at Mary Goff Elementary School having worked there for 19 years. She was a 40 year member of Donahue Baptist Church and had worked as the church clerk for 32 years.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, George E. Alford, Sr. a daughter, Anna Margaret Alford parents, Felix A. Migues and Margaret H. Salles Migues brothers, George F. Migues, Ernest Migues, and Leonard Migues and a sister, Eliza M. Shock.

            Survivors include two sons, George E. Alford, Jr. and Gregory J. Alford, both of Pineville four daughters, Marguerite “Flapper” A. Northup, Marilyn “Missy” A. Malone, Martha A. Harwood, and Laurel A. Smith, all of Pineville brother, Robert Migues of Pineville three sisters, Audrey M. Stanley of Clintwood, Virginia, Juanita M. Deville of Houston, Texas and Daisy M. McRee of Huntsville, Alabama 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Butch Migues, Donald Malone, Phillip Smith, Larry Migues, Charley Migues, and Mike Migues.

            Friends may call from 4 p.m. until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to Donahue Baptist Church, 2900 Donahue Ferry Road, Pineville, La. 71360.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marguerite M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 Oct 1923, last residence Pineville, Rapides Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband George Edward Alford’s sister Marie Eloise Alford Smith in this compilation.

 

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MARIE ALFORD DAIGREPONT

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Marie Alford Daigrepont, at home, on Friday, February 28, 1997 at 9:05 A.M. Beloved wife of Michael Daigrepont. Sister of Alfred Alford, Susan A. Kalb, Mary A. Lange and Henry J. Alford. Daughter of Josephine Gentry Alford and the late Otis Alford. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service from the Metairie [LA] Funeral Home of Lamana-Panno-Fallo, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd. at Bonnabel Blvd., on Saturday, March 1, 1997 at 4:00 PM....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Josephine Gentry Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARIE ELOISE ALFORD SMITH

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Sunday, 7 November 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Marie “Eloise” Alford Smith will be at 2 p.m., Monday, November 8, 2004 in the chapel of Hixson Brothers in Pineville with the Rev. Ed Dilworth officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Smith, 81, was born December 17, 1922 to James W. Alford, Sr. and Marie Eloise Olivier Alford. She was a lifelong resident of Tioga. On November 6, 2004, she joined her Heavenly Father, her beloved husband of 59 years, Phil, and her faithful dog, Honey.

            Mrs. Smith was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Tioga High School Alumni Group and the Parkinson’s Support Group. Her hobbies were playing cards and collecting dolls and antiques. She was the “Queen Bee of Collecting.”

            She is preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, James W. Alford Jr., George E. Alford, and Bobby Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Philip (Ginny) Smith of Trout; five daughters, Glo-ria (Danny) White of Pineville, Sissy (Gary) Self of Shreveport, Carol (Jim) Parsons of Elm Grove, Gretchen (Mark) McKee of Ball, and Valerie Murray of Ball; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Philip Smith, Danny White, Jim Parsons, Patrick Alford, Gary Self, Mark McKee, Cody Murray, and Brett White.

            Honorary pallbearers will be her other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and Henry Wells, Jr.

            Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

            To extend on-line condolences to the Smith family, please visit us at www.hixsonbrothers.com.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marie A. Smith (SS# issued in LA), last residence Pineville, Rapides Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her brother George Edward Alford’s wife, Marguerite Migues Alford, in this compilation.

            James W. Alford and Mary Eloise Olivier were married in 1913 in Calcasieu Parish, LA.

            RootsWeb Family Trees list her mother as Marie Eloise Olivier du Clozel de Vezin, the daughter of Pierre Olivier du Clozel de Vezin and Edolia Simpson.

            Eloise Alford, 7 LA, is listed on the 1930 census with her parents, James W. Alford 44 LA (parents born AL/MS) and Eloise O. 41 LA, and her siblings, all b. LA: James W. Jr. 15, George 10, and Robert 1-11/12.

            On James Wiley Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 32, born 28 Jan 1886, living in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA. He names Mrs. Eloise Alford of the same address as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Marie Eloise 1922 LA1, James Wiley 1886 LA LA2, John Francis 1845 AL3, James Wiley 1809 GA4, William 1805 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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MARIE HARVEY TALBOT ALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 March 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989 (abbreviated—complete obituary below)

 

            Alford, Marie Talbot—Died 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, 1989, at Our Lady of Lake Regional Medical Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa. She was the widow of former Commissioner of Streets and Parks, the late Jimmy Talbot. She and her husband owned and operated Talbot’s Grocery on Superior Avenue for 25 years. Visiting at the Poole Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa, 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Thursday…. Burial in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa.

            Survived by husband Willie J. Alford, Bogalusa; a son James K. “Jim” Talbot Jr., Baton Rouge; two daughters, Mrs. Jo’el “Jami” Sonnier and Mary Talbot, both of Bogalusa; three brothers, J.T. Harvey, Sandy Hook, George Harvey, Bogalusa, and L.A. Bennett, Covington; two sisters, Madeline Rushing, Bogalusa, and Maude Eady, Pascagoula, Miss.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Jimmy Talbot.

            She was a member of Superior Avenue Baptist Church and the Washington Parish Republic Women. She was active in many community services and ran for public office on several occasions.

 

Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janine McQuiston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARIE THERESE LANGLOIS ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—22 February 2004

 

            Alford, Marie Therese Langlois—A retired secretary for Amedisys Home Health and a resident of Walker, she died at 6:18 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge.

            She was 64 and a native of Baton Rouge.

            Visitiation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday with recitation of the rosary at 6:30 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday. Service will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Denham Springs at 2 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Chris Roussell. Burial will be at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge.

            Survived by her husband of 45 years, James L. Alford of Walker; a daughter, Mona Kelley of Sorrento; a son, Greg Alford of Walker; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Wayne Matherne; four grandchildren, Brandi Jarreau, Drew Jarreau, Dylan Alford and Brette Marie Alford; and a great-grandchild, Kade Jarreau; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Joseph and Marie Belle Lemay Langlois; and a sister, Margaret Ann Gremillion.

            The pallbearers will be Mike Gremillion, Doug Gremillion, Roby, Gremillion, Drew Jarreau, Wayne Matherne and Larry Donaldson.

            She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.

 

Photo from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Hollier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 June 1939, last residence Walker, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Louis Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARK ALAN ALFORD

Son of Natha Lee Duncan Alford, AAFA #1229

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 25 July 2007

 

            Sergeant First Class Mark Alan Alford, US Army, a member of the US Army for 24 years and a veteran of Desert Storm, died on Sunday, July 22, 2007.

            Beloved husband of Michelle Arcement Alford. Father of Ashley Alford and Andrew Alford. Grandfather of Kylie. Son of Natha Lee Duncan Alford and the late Raymond Alford, Sr. Brother of Janet Alford, Raymond Alford, Jr. and Kevin Alford.

            Aged 42 years. A native of Mt. Hermon, LA and a resident of Slidell, LA for the past 2 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services on Friday, July 27, 2007 at 12:00 noon from E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st. Ave., Covington, LA 70433.... Interment in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens....

 

Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Katie O’Brien Simoneaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mark A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 Apr 1965.

            See the obituaries of his father, Raymond Gene Alford Sr., and his grandparents Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford in this compilation.

            Raymond’s widow, Natha Lee Duncan Alford, joined AAFA after he died.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Mark Alan 1965 LA1, Raymond Gene 1928 LA2, Eugene Booth 1882 LA3, Willis Jacob 1847 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARJORIE LOUISE ALFORD DIXON

 

OUACHITA CITIZEN

Ouachita, Ouachita Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 October 2008

 

            Mrs. Marjorie Louise Alford Dixon, 88, of West Monroe, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at St. Francis North Medical Center in Monroe.

            Her funeral was at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Troy Patrick officiating. Interment was in Fellowship Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday evening.

            She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph and Etta Alford and by her two sisters, Laura Byrd and Myrtle Purcell.

            Survivors include her nephew, Kenneth Purcell and wife, Connie, and good friends, Ruby and Tolbird Williams.

            Pallbearers were Jimmy Myers, Glenn Golson and Jay Garner.

            Online condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com.

 

In another article:

 

Mulhearn Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA—_____ October 2008

 

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Marjorie Louise Alford Dixon, 88, of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 15, 2008 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA with Rev. Troy Patrick officiating. Interment will follow in the Fellowship Cemetery.

            Mrs. Dixon was born on October 19, 1919 and passed away suddenly, one week before her 89th birthday, at the St. Francis North Medical Center in Monroe, LA on October 12, 2008. She was a graduate of the Ward 5 Caldwell Parish School. In 1938, Mrs. Dixon went through Nursing Training, RN School at the St. Francis Hospital School. In September 1943, she enlisted in the United States Army Nurse Corp. during WWII. Mrs. Dixon was in the nursing profession for 59 years.

            Marjorie love animals, which included many over the years (cows, horses, goats, cats and dogs, including one of her favorites was “Dolly”, her pug bull dog, that stayed constantly by her side).

            She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph and Etta Alford and by her two sisters, Laura Byrd and Myrtle Purcell.

            Survivors include her nephew, Kenneth Purcell and wife Connie and good friends, Ruby and Talbert Williams.

            Pallbearers will be Jimmy Myers, Glenn Golson, and Jay Garner.

            Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Mulhearn Funeral Home West Monroe, LA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie L. Dixon (SS# issued in LA), last residence West Monroe, Ouachita, LA.

            Joseph Nicklas Alford married Henrietta Gilbert on 6 Jan 1907 in Caldwell Parish, LA.

            On Joseph Nicholas Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 36, born 14 Nov 1881, living in Mt. Pleasant, Caldwell Parish, LA. He names Etta Alford as his nearest relative.

            On the 1930 census, Joseph N. Alford, 48 MS, his wife Ella 44 LA, and their daughters Maria 10 LA and Myrtle 6 LA are living in Caldwell Parish, LA.

            Also buried in Fellowship Cemetery, Caldwell Parish, are Marjorie’s parents, Joseph N. Alford and Etta Gilbert Alford, Joseph’s brother Rev. Martin L. Alford, Marjorie’s sister Laura M. Byrd and her husband Clarence Jackson Byrd.

 

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MARSHA KALINDA ALFRED

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 20 September 2007

 

            Marsha Kalinda Alfred, daughter and second child of Kirklin and Doris Alfred, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007. Educated in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, Marsha attended Progress Elementary, Bakerfield Elementary, Baker Junior and Baker High schools. Among the awards she obtained in high school were: The John Philip Sousa Award in band; first chair for clarinet players; and an activities award for outstanding accomplishment in social studies and science. A graduate of Southern University, she earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting and made the dean’s list several times. While attending Southern University, she pledged and was initiated into the undergraduate chapter Alpha Tau of Delta Sigma Theta in 1983. After graduation, she transferred her membership to the graduate chapter Baton Rouge Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She served as chairman of the budget and finance committee and treasurer. She was a life member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. She was employed at LSU Health Sciences Center-Health Care Services Division.

            Marsha joined Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church as a little girl. She was very active and an acolyte. She participated in United Methodist Youth Fellowship and the Sunday school class for children. Later, she joined First United Methodist Church and participated in many service organizations. Among them were: Rings and Ivy Sunday School class, the executive committee and the administrative board, finance committee, United Methodist Women, Robinson Circle and Volunteers in Mission.

            Marsha enjoyed traveling and she traveled often to Colorado Springs to visit her sister. They went whitewater rafting and traveled up and down the Front Range Mountains. She traveled to Alaska with her Aunt Patricia and to South Africa with Volunteers in Mission Group from First United Methodist Church. She attended many out-of-town Southern University football games. Her hobbies were reading—one mystery novel after another—attending symphonic concerts and shopping for great bargains.

            A memorial service and inurnment is scheduled Friday, Sept. 21. Visitation at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m., followed by a ceremony in her honor by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Memorial service at the church at noon Friday.... Inurnment of her ashes will be placed at First United Methodist Church Columbarium.

            Marsha is survived by her mother, Doris Alfred; sister, Stephanie Alecia Gant; and brother, Gurney Kirk Alfred, all of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by two uncles, Clemmie Rodgers, Spearsville, and Calvin and wife Mercie Dee Rodgers, Shreveport; and three aunts, Juanita Jones, Dallas, Rose M. Alfred, Rockville, Md., and Patricia A. Quarles, Temple Hills, Md.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Kirklin Roosevelt Alfred; and twin nephews, Kirklin Jacoby and Kortlin Stevon Gant....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marsha K. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 Feb 1961

 

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MARSHA NEWTON ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 7 October 2006

 

            Alford, Marsha Newton—.... Without effort, Marsha lit up every room she walked in, and though she has left us on earth, she will never die within each of us. Our mom touched many hearts and affected so many people, leaving us with a smiling image of her strong faith, her caring heart and her affectionate personality. “Scarlett” was a social butterfly who loved to “do lunch” after those rigorous workouts at the gym with the girls. She will be remembered from Avoyelles Parish to Baton Rouge for her infectious personality that touched everyone she met. Only 45 years old, she died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at 5:30 a.m. at her home after a lengthy battle with cancer.

            She is survived by her husband, Donald Joseph Alford; a son, Jake Newton Alford; a daughter, Elyse Kathryn Alford; her mother, Bernice Lemoine Newton of Bunkie; sister, Ava Newton Castro and husband, Paul; three brothers, Carl Newton and wife Patty, Mark Newton and wife Janice, and Jeffrey Newton, all of Batchelor; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ivy and Kitty Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Durwood Joseph Newton; and her brother, William David Newton.

            Pallbearers will be Todd Steele, Roger Steele, Michael Newton, Tom Newton, Brandon Broussard, Jimmy Alford, Steve Celestin and Nicky Descant.

            Marsha graduated from Bunkie High School in 1979, attended LSU and was a board member of the Sister Dulce Foundation.

            Visiting will be at the St. George Catholic Church on Monday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m.... A rosary will be recited at noon. Entombment will be in St. George Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.... Resthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (225) 753-1440.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marsha N. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 Sept 1961.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Donald Joseph ???? LA1, Ivy L. ???? LA2, Ivy L. 1909 LA3, William Christophal 1878 LA4, William Louis 1848 LA5, Abraham 1820 NY or KY6.

 

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MARSHALL L. ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—26 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Marshall L.—A resident of Pearl River [St. Tammany Parish], he died at 7:26 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 1997, at his residence. He was 47 and a native of Kentwood. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday.... Interment in Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough.

            Survived by mother, Dorothy C. Alford, Amite; a daughter, Ashley Alford, Lafayette; a sister, Linda Smith, Atlanta; a brother, Buddy Alford, Amite; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by father, Leamon Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marshall Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 November 1950.

            See the obituary of his brother Leamon Tilford “Buddy” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Marshall L. 1950 LA1, Leamon Tilford 1924 LA2, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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MARTHA CLARICE HILL BRASHER ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Wednesday, 2 January 2008

 

 

SHREVEPORT, LA—Celebration of Life service for Martha Alford will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2008, at Calvary Crossing Activities Building, 7401 St. Vincent Ave.

            A lifelong resident of Shreveport, Martha Alford was born on October 7, 1946 and passed away on December 30, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer.

            She is preceded in death by parents J.B. “Cotton” Hill (former Golf Pro Querbes Park and East Ridge CC) and Reese Prudhomme Hill, and husband Curtis Alford.

            Surviving to cherish her memory are her son, Shawn Drew Brasher (Amanda Field Brasher), grandchildren Sterling Drew Brasher, Whitney and Jacob Carpenter, and Allen Christie, brother James C. Hill (Topsham, ME), sisters Anita Hill (St. Paul, MN) and Jan Owen (Pearl, MS), Aunt Audrey Wolfe and beloved friends from wherever she went.

            Martha’s family suggests memorials to The American Cancer Society, and extends thanks to the staff of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Calvary Crossing Retirement Center, and Harmony Life Hospice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha B. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Curtis Cullen Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name was included in the obituary headline.

 

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MARTHA CUTRER ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably LA—_____ March 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Mrs. Martha Cutrer Alford, died at 8:05 a.m. Monday, March 14, 1983, at her residence in East Fork [LA]. She was 65, a native of Pike County, Miss. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at East Fork Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in East Fork Cemetery.

            Survived by her husband, Pete Alford, East Fork; four sons, Tim and Pete Alford Jr., both of East Fork, Otis and Pat Alford, both of Kentwood; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith, Chatawa, Miss., Mrs. Minnie Wall, Madison, Ala., and Mrs. Jennie Bell Breeden, Greensburg; two brothers, Roy and Claude Cutrer, both of Osyka, Miss; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother, Newt Cutrer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 13 November 1917.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Paschal Edward “Pete” Alford; and her great-grandson Jude Michael Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of George Washington Cutrer and _____ Spears. Her husband’s correct name was Paschal Edward Alford.

 

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MARTHA GRISHAM EVANS HARTFIELD ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 20 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Alford, Martha Grisham Evans—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Friday, April 18, 1997, in an automobile accident in Livingston, Texas. Funeral services at Huntsville Funeral Home, Huntsville, TX, at 4 p.m. Monday. Memorial services in Baton Rouge in the chapel of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

            Survived by husband, John P. Alford, Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Darlene Hartfield, Chattanooga, TN; a son and daughter-in-law, Trey and Desi Hartfield. Houston; a stepson, Timothy John Scott Alford, Baton Rouge; mother, Edith Grisham, Huntsville; a sister, Mary Green, Oklahoma; and grandchildren, Corey and Camille Hartfield, Chattanooga, and Haley Hartfield, Houston.

            She was administrator of geriatric care management in the elderly services division of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY AGNES GOLDSBY KLORIK ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—2 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

SHREVEPORT, CADDO PARISH, LA—Funeral services for Mary Agnes Alford, 72, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 1999 in Rose-Neath Southside Chapel.... Burial will follow in Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Ave....

            Mrs. Alford passed away on Thursday, July 1, 1999. She was a native of Carthage, TX and lifelong resident of Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Alford was member of Caddo Heights United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sketching and painting. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Fannie Lou Goldsby and step-son, Curtis Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, Dennis “Red” Alford of Shreveport, LA; son, Jack Klorik and wife, Shirley of Waskom, TX; daughter, Sue Slusher of Shreveport, LA; step-daughter, Denise Kerr and husband, Jay of Shreveport, LA; step-son, J.B. Alford of Arkansas; sister, Billie Graves; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and dearest friend, Faye Raney of Shreveport, LA.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Sapp, Hoyle Rogers, Fred Forsythe, Donnie Ormond, Jay Kerr, and John Hammonds.... Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel 687-1256.

 

Photo from Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Edmonson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 August 1926.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Dennis “Red” Alford; and her stepson Curtis Cullen Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY ALFORD JOHNSON

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Thursday, 1 July 1999

 

LENA—Graveside services for Mary Alford Johnson will be at 2 p.m. today in McGlothlin Cemetery. Burial will be under direction of John Kramer & Son, Alexandria.

            Mrs. Johnson, 95, of Alexandria died Tuesday, June 29, 1999, in Rapides General Hospital, Alexandria.

            She was a Baptist.

            Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Mahfouz of Pineville six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Johnson (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 Nov 1903 but that she died 15 June 1999, last residence Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA,

 

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MARY ALICE HALFORD MILLER

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 29 December 2004

 

            Miller, Mary Alice Halford—A retiree from the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Flannery Oaks Guest House. She was 80 and a native of Gloster, Miss.

            Visitation at Zoar Baptist Church from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, until service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Glen Miers. Interment in Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery.

            She is survived by three daughters, Carol Madaline Miller Mansfield and husband Dale, Sue Ellen Miller Watkins and husband Danny and Lynette Miller Long and husband Paul; a son, Charles Latham Miller; like a sister, Johnnie Bea Keating; a sister-in-law, Carmen McNabb and husband Harold; brother, Frederick “Ted” Cullen Alford ; six grandchildren, April Michelle Mansfield, Wade Michael Watkins, Molly Suzanne Watkins, Laurie Long Cline and husband Jason and Marcy Long Knippers and husband Kevin and Jamie Leigh Long; three stepgrandchildren, Katherine Mansfield Gaudet, Teddy Lyn Mansfield and Roy Dean Mansfield; and two great-grandchildren, Kade Cline and Bailey Cline.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Lawrence “Laurie” Miller Jr.; four brothers and two sisters.

            She was a member of Zoar Baptist Church.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zoar Baptist Church Building Fund or the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, Cheatham House.

 

Photo from Zoar Baptist Church Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Chitty Creel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice H. Miller (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 June 1924, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

 

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MARY BICKHAM BURRIS ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 15 June 1922

 

Mrs. Mary Burris Alford Dies Suddenly

 

            Mrs. N.E. Alford aged 56 years, six months, ten days, died Thursday [June 8] at 4 p.m. at Touro infirmary in New Orleans, and was brought home Friday for interment in Ellis cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was left a widow 20 years ago by James Burris, her first husband’s being thrown from a wagon and killed when the team he was driving became frightened and ran away, Mr. Burris being a brother of E.A. and R.L. Burris.

            After raising a family of two daughters, Mrs. Anna Cooper and Miss Winnie Burris; and three sons, W.O., Walter and Benton Burris, all of whom survive their mother, Mrs. Burris married again last fall, her second husband being Rev. N.E. Alford a retired minister of the Gospel who is honored and loved thruout this whole section and who contributed a great portion of comfort and happiness to the gentle woman thru this the last year of her life.

            Mrs. Alford lived a consecrated Christian life, and was a devoted and indulgent mother, rearing her family of five to be honored Christian men and women and worthy and useful citizens of their respective communities.

            These boys and girls ever labored with their mother in making a successful home life being bound together by ties of more than usual strength in love and mutual consideration, thus getting from their farm a wholesome development and a good education for each of the children and for the mother a contentment thru duty well performed and a joy in having successfully and honorably established her charges in life. This noble woman will be greatly missed by friends and neighbors and well as the large family connection, but comfort is to be had thru thoughts of the noble Christian life she lead.

            Funeral services were conducted Friday, at 2:30 p.m. from the Methodist church, by her pastor, Rev. L.W. Cain and the body laid to rest in Ellis cemetery.

 

Photo from Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie Dier

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary’s second husband was Needham Edwin Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Needham Edwin 1845 MS1, Warren Jackson 1819 MS2, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY DONNELLY ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 8 March 2012

 

            Mary D. Alford, 80, of Terry Town, LA. Died March 5, 2012 at Bear Creek Nursing Center following a battle with cancer.

            Mary was born June 19, 1931 in New Orleans to the late James P. and Amelia L. Donnelly. She attended Dominican High School and received a music degree from Tulane University.

            Mary is survived by her children Amelia, Jo Ann, William, Frances, James, 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

            Mary was preceded by her husband William S. Alford, daughter Patricia and son John.

            Funeral services for Mary D. Alford will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 14 at St. Joseph Church. 15710 LA. Hwy 16 French Settlement, LA. 70733.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary D. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence not listed.

 

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MARY DOWNS HALFORD RABALAIS

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—11 December 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Mary Downs Rabalais, assistant manager of Park & Fly in Kenner, died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 61. Mrs. Rabalais was born in Bargetown, Ky., and lived in Metairie many years. Survivors include a son R. Neal Halford; a daughter, Carolyn Anne Halford; and two grandchildren.

A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 Causeway Blvd. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Rabalais (SS# issued in KY) was born 31 October 1926.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ELLZY ALFORD DOWDEN

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—8 November 1979

 

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Dowden, 94, of Anacoco, died in Many Monday, Nov. 5, at 12:25 a.m., following an extended illness.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Loma Moore of Terrell, Tex., and Mrs. Elsie Chance of Anacoco; one son, Cleo Alford of Florien; a sister, Mrs. Alda Watts of Natchitoches; 14 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., in the Hornbeck Bible Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Graham, and the Rev. E.W. Lord officiated. Burial followed in the Toro Cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were Gene Alford, Billy Alford, Robert Alford, Travis Alford, Raymond Alford, and Rodger Chance.

 

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Photo from Toro Cemetery, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcelle Slaughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Travis Cleo Alford in this compilation.

            Several RootsWeb.com Family Trees say she was born 4 Dec 1884 in Florien, Sabine Parish, LA, the daughter of William Robert Ellzy and Ava Anna Self. Her second husband was Luke Conley Dowden. They married about 1913.

            Her first husband was Litus Ezra “Bud” Alford. They were divorced.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Litus Ezra 1882 AR1, John P. 1850 GA2, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA3.

 

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MARY ELLEN COURSEY ALFORD

Wife of Walter Willis Alford, AAFA #0073

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 29 July 1998

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Mrs. Mary Ellen C. Alford, 88, a resident of Franklinton died at 5:35 a.m. Monday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

            She was the widow of Walter W. Alford and a retired hair dresser.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one son, Carl O’Banion of Tustin, CA; and two grandchildren, LaRaine Wilson and Mary Ellen O’Banion.

            Visitation was held at the Crain Funeral Home.... Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.... Burial followed in the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 2 August 1909 and died 20 July 1998, last residence Franklinton, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Willis Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            She was born in Cooke Co., TX.

 

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MARY EMILY MAGEE ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 26 January 1928

 

            Last Thursday morning [January 19] at half past five o’clock, the death angel entered the home of W. Jack Alford, a few miles west of Mt. Hermon, and claimed for its victim, the faithful wife and mother, of almost 58 years.

            The remains were laid to rest in the Roberts cemetery, Thursday evening in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives. Rev. C.C. Miller, pastor of the Franklinton Methodist church, conducted the funeral.

            Deceased was the daughter of the late N. Magee and Celia Roberts nee Magee and was born March 29, 1854, and was married to W.J. Alford January 27, 1870. Thirteen children were born to this union, six survive.

            Soon after her marriage, she joined the Methodist church at Mt. Hermon and ever afterwards lived a consistent life. It would be but a vain effort to attempt to give a correct picture of the life she lived, as it was one of love and devotion to her home, husband and children. She was a great reader and kept up with times until her eyesight failed her. She always subscribed for her church paper, the New Orleans Christian Advocate and kept up with what her church, and while she was confined to her chair for six years she was always awake to all the interest of her home and children and her life was a beautiful lesson to those around her [sentence as written but may have missing words].

            And now that she is gone we can only say to her children she has left behind to look only to Him who doeth all things well for consolation, as he alone can give it.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Jack Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; children Elmer Oscar Alford and Lula Lucille Alford; and grandchildren Edison Howe Alford, Lynell Jesse “Boot” Alford, Ralph Davis Alford, and Richard Carl “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY ETTA SANDERS ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—24 April 1975

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford, 86, of Many, died in Many on Sunday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m., following an extended illness.

            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. O.L. Miller of Many; two sisters, Mrs. T.L. Anderson, and Mrs. W C. Anderson, both of Many; 5 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at the Oak Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 22, at 2 p.m….

            Burial was in the Fenders Cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Robert Speight, Coleman Hippler, R.H. Maxey, David Crittenden, Coleman Sibley, and Fisher Kelly.

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lee Manning

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 August 1888.

            See the obituary of her husband, Louis Catsby Alford, in this compilation.

            Mary Etta Sanders was the daughter of Joseph Sanders and Nancy Elmira Eason.

 

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MARY FRANCES ALFORD FINCH SIMMONS

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 30 May 2007

 

FRANKLINTON—Mary Frances Alford Simmons, age 70, a resident of Franklinton died at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 26 in St. Tammany Hospital, Covington. She was a retired bus driver for Washington Parish Schools and a member of the Jehovah’s Witness congregation in Franklinton.

            She is survived by two sons, Charles G. Finch Jr. of Franklinton and Joe R. III and Sharon Simmons of Springfield; five grandchildren, Brock Simmons, Tyler Simmons, Matthew Farrell, Charles G. Finch III and Nicole Finch; one sister, Audrey Dykes of Magnolia; nieces and nephews, Deborah Dykes, Keith Dykes, Michael Dykes, Jimmy Alford and Von Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Reid Simmons, Jr.; parents Zen and Beulah Owens Alford; a brother, Hewitt Alford; and a sister, Catherine Mauck.

            Visitation was held at Crain Funeral Home after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29 until time for the funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Harold Ritchie officiated with interment following in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery at Mt. Hermon.

            Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Simmons (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Feb 1937, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            A Family Tree at RootsWeb.com says she is the daughter of James Zeniphon Alford and Beulah Rosalle Owens.

            On the 1920 census in Walthall Co., MS, Zenophon Alford, 20 MS, is living with his parents John E. Alford 54 MS and Fanney 58 MS, and 6 siblings.

            In 1910 and 1900, the family is in Pike Co., MS, and John E. Alford’s wife is Annie.

 

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MARY GERTRUDE “BOOTIE” ALFORD HEBERT

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—20 February 2009

 

            Mary Gertrude Alford “Bootie” Hebert died at her home in New Roads on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009.

            Bootie was born in West Baton Rouge Parish on March 10, 1920.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. C.E. Hebert Jr.; son, James Alcide Hebert; and parents, Katie Wilson Alford and James Alford. Four sisters also preceded her in death, Lillie Alford Glynn, Nora Alford Hamilton, Katherine Alford Dorsett and Eloise Major Bouanchaud Evans; and aunt and uncle who raised her, Lillie and Joe Major.

            She was the beloved mother of Eddie and Aline Hebert, Queenie and Richard Hebert, Lu and Larry McCaskiIl, Mary K. and Steve Bergeron and Louis and Grace Hebert.

            She is survived by a sister, Lillie “Pigeon” Major Thibaut; and sister-in-law, Carmen Hebert Fourrier.

            Her grandchildren are Brenda and Duke Ehrhardt, Charlene and Tom Vredevelt, Tricia and Jeff Poch, Stephen Hebert, Denise Hebert, Michael and Jana Hebert, Anne Marie Hebert, Matt and Beverley McCaskill, Megan and Creighton Stout, Katie B. Freneaux, Paul and Julie Bergeron, Charles Bergeron, James Hebert and Erica Galvan.

            There are also 16 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral service will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Roads, with celebration of the Mass. Entombment in False River Mausoleum.

            Memorial donations may be made to Pointe Coupee Hospice, 350 Hospital Road, New Roads, LA 70760; Catholic High of Pointe Coupee, P.O. Box 146, New Roads, LA 70760; or Cystic Fibrosis, 9141 Interline Ave., 4A, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

FAG photo requested 5/16/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gertrude Hebert (SS# issued in LA), last residence New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Abraham Alford; and sisters Katherine Alford Dorsett, Lillie Alford Glynn, and Nora Alford Hamilton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Gertrude 1920 LA1, James Abraham 1882 LA2, Abram Achille 1851 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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MARY JANE ALFORD ROBINSON

Mother of Oliver Sims Robinson III

 

Photo from Oliver Sims Robinson III

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Pointe Coupee Banner on 3 February 2011.]

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 29 January 2011

 

Mary Jane Alford Robinson

 

            Mary Jane died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at her home in Baton Rouge. Born March 8, 1913, she was the last survivor of the generation of children of brothers S.F. and C.E. Alford, who grew up on Hopedale Plantation in the Mississippi Delta during the first half of the 20th century. She was a resident of New Roads from 1945 to 2001, and was employed by the Pointe Coupee Parish Library for 51 years, where three generations of many families were part of her story hour following.

            She is survived by two sons, Oliver Sims “Pop” Robinson III, of Baton Rouge, and Floyd Alford “Al” Robinson, of Houston; seven grandchildren, Oliver Alford Robinson, Dallas, Charles Foster Robinson, Colorado, Mark Alford Robinson, Zachary, John Gray Robinson, Pensacola, Fla., Janie Robinson Russo, Port Barre, Pattie Robinson Williams, Tyler, Texas, and Elizabeth Robinson Workman, Waco, Texas; nine great-grandchildren, Anna Russo Bourgeois and Sarah Russo, Alexander Williams, Luke Alford Robinson, James Leland Robinson, Mattie Grace, Emily Workman, Trev Gray and Marcus Emile Robinson, of Baton Rouge; as well as a niece and nephew, Elise Cook and C.E. Alford III, of Rolling Fork, Miss.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Sims Robinson Jr.; a son, Charles Edward “Ted” Robinson; parents, Teddie Biggs Alford and Cincinnatus Eudoxus Alford Sr.; and a brother, C.E. Alford Jr. Visiting at First United Methodist Church, New Roads, on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. Interment in False River Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pointe Coupee Parish Library.

 

Photo from False River Memorial Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, New Roads, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brandon Granier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary A. Robinson (SS# issued in LA), last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Teddie Biggs Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Jane 1913 MS1, Cincinnatus Eudoxious 1875 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY LATANE BRELAND ALFORD

Mother of Paula Suzanne Alford, AAFA #0688

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 25 June 2008

 

FRANKLINTON—Mary Latane Breland Alford, age 86, a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, June 23 in Riverside Medical Center. Born May 13, 1922, she was an active member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church where she provided the floral arrangements and served in many positions for over 30 years. Known as the “Flower Lady of Washington Parish,” she was active in many local and state garden clubs including the Home and Garden Club of Franklinton and the Washington Parish Garden Club Council.

            She was a charter member of the Mt. Hermon Garden Club and also a member of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation and served on District VI Garden Club Council and the District VI Judges Council and the National Council of Garden Club Federation Inc., Deep South Region.

            An active grower of camellias, she was a member of the American Camellia Society and a camellia bearing her name “Mary Latane” is registered with the society. She was honored to be named into the “Circle of Roses” by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.

            A former bus driver and substitute teacher for the Mt. Hermon School, she was also an employee in the floral department at Winn Dixie in Franklinton.

            She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Rosamond McCoy of Natchitoches and Janet Smith Wooley and Wayne Wooley of Gautier, Miss.; a son and daughter-in-law: Paul Donough Jr. and Brenda Alford of Mt. Hermon; grandchildren and spouses, Michelle McCoy and Meade Monger, Paula Alford and Ron Estrade, Brigit Alford and Michael Sevin; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Kate and Rachel Monger and Grace Estrade; two brothers, Cecil Breland and Norman Breland, both of Baton Rouge; and a sister, Bettie Alford of Baton Rouge.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Donough Alford Sr.; a grandson, Kenneth D. McCoy III; three brothers, Bill, James and Cedrick Breland; four sisters, Janelle Schilling, Elouise Houston, Ann Traigle and Lynda Barnett; and sons-in-law, Kenneth D. McCoy Jr. and James Luther Smith.

            Visitation will be today at Crain Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 26 at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church until time for the funeral service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joe Wiggins will officiate, with burial following in the church cemetery. Obituaries may be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 15 February 2007

 

 

FRANKLINTON—Latane Alford [on right in photo] was honored by being named in the Circle of Roses in the January 2007 Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. newsletter.

            Janet Baham, president of Home and Garden Club of Franklinton, recognized Alford’s achievements over the many years at the club’s Valentine Luncheon.

            Alford was honored for her many years of work and dedication in the garden club in the parish, district and state, and her many, many achievements over the years for her knowledge and commitment in design and gardening.

            Locally she has achieved fame for her many beautiful designs in the parish fair and in her church. She is better know as the ‘Flower Lady of Washington Parish.’

            She has shared her flowers and plants with so many people in Washington Parish and over the state of Louisiana.

            She stated, “she is grateful to God for giving her this special talent of working with flowers and letting her share her love of gardening with her many friends over the years.”

            The Home and Garden Club gave their congratulations to a true gardener this special honor and thanked her for her love of gardening and sharing it with everyone.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Latane B. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Gautier, Jackson Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Paul Donough 1919 LA1, Iddo Lampton 1895 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY LOU ALFORD BLACKWELL

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—14 May 1954

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Blackwell, 77, who passed away May 6 in Zwolle were conducted 3:00 p.m. May 7 at Zwolle Methodist Church. Interment was in Fenders cemetery under direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Blackwell.

            Surviving relatives include: sons, Walter L. of Deridder, Willie, O.E. and Jim of Many; daughters, Mrs. Audie McComic and Mrs. Pearl McComic of Zwolle, Mrs Vivian Hardin, Mrs. Cardie Taylor and Mrs. Ida Stevens of Shreveport: brothers, Pate Alford of Many; sister Mrs Bessie Kilburn of Pineland, Texas; and 31 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers Fred Robert Alford and Louis Catsby Alford in this compilation.

            From AAFA records: Mary Lou was born 13 July 1877 in Sabine Parish, LA, the daughter of Joseph Seaborn Alford and Nancy Elizabeth “Mittie” Duggan Arnett. She married Thomas Edward Blackwell.

            Both birth dates on this gravestone are incorrect, off by 10 years. Tom was born 27 May 1878 [his WWI Draft Registration]. They are both age 33 on the 1910 census and 42 on the 1920 census, both Sabine Parish.

            Mary Lou’s death year seems to be incorrect as well. Her obituary was published in 1954, and her funeral record posted on her Find A Grave memorial also says 6 May 1954.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Lou 1877 LA1, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY RUTH SCHULZ ALFORD

Wife of Murray Luther Alford, Jr., AAFA #0236

Mother of Cathy Alford Seal, AAFA #0574, Mary Alford Bruce, AAFA #0575, Arlene Alford Smith, AAFA #0576, Gretchen A. Wroten, AAFA #0577, Gregory W. Alford, AAFA #0578, Jill Alford Richard, AAFA #0579, Gerhort S. Alford, AAFA #0580

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—1 August 2002

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Alford, Mary Ruth Schulz (Mrs. Murray L. Alford) A retired Lafourche Parish teacher and a former longtime resident of Cut Off, she died at Landmark of Baton Rouge on Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. She was born on Nov. 19, 1923, in New Orleans and was a resident of Baton Rouge. Visitation at Community Bible Church, 14757 E. Main St., Cut Off, from 11 a.m. Saturday until religious service at 7:30 p.m…. Entombment in Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Cut Off.

            She is survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Catherine Seal of Baton Rouge, Mary Louise and Charles Bruce of Cut Off, Arlene and Durward Smith of Lincoln, NE, Gretchen and Ernie Wroten of Baton Rouge and Jill and Rick Richard of Mandeville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Elizabeth Alford of Mandeville and Gerhort and Leverna Alford of Lockport; a sister, Lucille DeRouen of Annandale,VA.; 20 grandchildren, Benjie Seal III, Leah Seal Besson, Jason and Anna Seal, Sarah Jane Bruce and Rebekah Bruce Dantin, Sara, Eliza, Durward and Brennan Smith, Matthew and Luke Wroten, Rachel, Aaron and Caleb Alford, Paul and Mark Richard, Joshua and Lauren Ledet and Gerhort Alford; four great grandchildren, Shelby, Charlie and Savannah Seal and Kacey Merle Besson; and an aunt, Irene Schu1z Hymel.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Murray Luther Alford Jr.; twin grandsons, Jonathan and Justin Alford; parents Philip Joseph and Louise Jourdan Schulz; and an aunt Catherine Langlois Schulz. She was a member of Community Bible Church, Cut Off, a graduate of Margaret C. Hansen Normal School in New Orleans, received a bachelor of arts degree from Tulane University and a master’s of science degree from LSU. Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm (SS# issued in LA) Mary’s birth and death dates.

            See the obituary of Mary’s husband, Murray Luther “Plug” Alford Jr., in this compilation

 

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MARY SMITH ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—27 December 1963

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20, for Mrs. Ross C. Alford, 86, who died Wednesday, after a long illness.

            The services were held in the First Methodist Church… Burial was in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Funeral Home of Many.

            Survivors include one son, Herman Alford of Many; seven daughters, Mrs. C.V. [Ola] Ellison, Mrs. J.M. [Addie] Petty, and Mrs. H.Q. [Annie] Pugh, all of Many, Mrs. W.H. [Ruth] Dees, and Mrs. W.M. [Audrey] Wenner of Lake Charles, Mrs. Maurice [Grace] Broussard of Lake Arthur, and Mrs. R.M. [Lela] Lowe of Dallas, Tex.; one brother, the Rev. Tom Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Ola Sloneker of Plainview, Texas, and Mrs. A.B. Cherry of Santa Monica, California; 23 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

            Grandsons serving as pallbearers were H.Q. Pugh Jr., Joe M. Petty, Walker Ross Alford, Curtis Ross Dees, Bill Wenner, Alford Broussard, Steve Alford, and Larry Alford. Great grandsons serving as junior pallbearers were Scott Pugh, and Robert Clark.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ross Coleman Alford; and nine of her ten children—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford [not listed in the obituary because he died in 1961], Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            Mary was the daughter of George Smith and Louisiana Winn

 

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MARY VERRET HALFORD

 

Photo from Falgout Funeral Home

 

HOUMA TODAY

Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA—Monday, 3 October 2011

 

            Mary Verret Halford, 77, a native and resident of Houma, died at 4:33 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Falgout Funeral Home Chapel and from 9 a.m. to funeral time Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Houma. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with burial in Terrebonne Memorial Park.

            She is survived by three sons, Roy Halford Jr. and wife, Tina, Wren “Buddy” Halford and Fred Foret; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Usie Verret and wife, Ediana, and Acklen Verret.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Halford Sr.; her parents, Julius Sr. and Nolia Dean Verret; one brother, Julius Verret Jr.; and one sister, Brunella V. Guillot.

            She was a member of Over-Eaters Anonomous and United Houma Nation. She was a waitress at Pitt Grill, Tommy’s Grill, Hansis Restaurant and Tom and Barb’s Restaurant.

            In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite civic charity are preferred.

            Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Terrebonne Memorial Park, Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby and Carol Babin Estes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary V. Halford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 June 1934, last residence Houma, Terrebonne Parish, LA.

 

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MATTHEW ALFRED, SR.

 

Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA—_____ July 2009

 

 

March 14, 1932 - July 8, 2009

 

VILLE PLATTE—Funeral Services for Mr. Matthew Alfred, Sr. will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Antioch Baptist Church in Ville Platte, LA. Rev. Matthew Alfred, Jr. will conduct the funeral services.

            Mr. Alfred, 77, passed away on July 8, 2009 at the Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, LA.

            Cherishing his memory will be his wife Dorothy Alfred of Tate Cove, LA; three daughters: Karrel Alfred of Chataignier, LA, Linda N. (Dennis) Moses of Roland, OK and Bennie Alfred of Lake Charles, LA; three sons: Steven Alfred of Lake Charles, LA, Charles L. (Sonya) Alfred of Iowa, LA and Rev. Matthew (Jerrie) Alfred, Jr. of Ville Platte, LA; fifteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren;

            He was preceded in death by his parents; Zolomon and Emily Alfred; four sisters and three brothers, and one son: Roland Alfred.

            Visitation services will be observed on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 9AM – 11AM at Antioch Baptist Church in Ville Platte, LA Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Matthew Alfred (SS# issued in LA), last residence Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA>

 

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MATTIE INEZ NEWSOM ALFORD

Wife of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

Mother of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr., AAFA #0019

Grandmother of Mary Inella Alford Tedder Davis, AAFA #0270, and April Alford Spiro Ernst, AAFA #0269

 

Mattie Inez Newsom Alford

 

Gil & Inez Alford Srs

Inez & Gilbert Alford Sr.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 26 April 1993

 

            Alford, Inez Newsom—Died 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1993, in Gonzales. She was 89, a native of Maringouin and resident of Gonzales.

            Private funeral services Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Carlton McDowell. Burial in Lusk Cemetery, Gonzales.

            Survived by husband, Gilbert K. Alford, Gonzales; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty A. and Reubin Wells, Gonzales; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert K. Jr. and Mary Alford, Florrisant, Mo.; five grandchildren, Cathy W. Banks, Mary Beth W. Brammer and Timothy K. Wells, April L. Spiro and Mary I. Tedder; 10 great-grandchildren, Sherri B. and Benjamin L. Banks, Jeremy W. and Megan E. Brammer, Lindsay J. and Taryn L. Wells, Jessica L. Tedder, Nicolas S., Candice L. and Jaclyn M. Spiro.

            Preceded in death by parents, J.C. and Georgia Newsom; four brothers, Warren, Leroy, Huey and J.C. Newsom Jr.; two sisters, Nina Ferguson and Fannie Mae Hicks. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Lusk Cemetery, Gonzales, Ascension Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathleen L. Luytjes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 May 1903, last residence Gonzales, Ascension Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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MATTIE IRENE MCDANIEL ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 28 October 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Mattie Irene—A resident of Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish], she died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2000, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 65 and a native of Roseland. Visitation was at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood…. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood.

            Survived by two sons and a daughter in law, Karl L. Alford, Jr., East Fork, and Conley Wayne and Cara Alford, Kentwood; a sister, Iris Blackwell, New Orleans; a brother, Brink Vaughn, Baton Rouge, and a granddaughter, Samantha Alford, East Fork. Preceded in death by her husband, Karl L. Alford Sr.; and two sisters, Audis Payment and Leaette McDougal.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 March1935.

            See the obituary of her husband, Karl L. Alford Sr., in this compilation, where his wife is listed as Irene McDaniel Alford.

 

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MATTIE LEE LINDSEY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 6 January 1986

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mattie Lee Lindsey—Died 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 1986, at her residence in Kentwood. She was 74, a native of Liverpool. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to religious services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Allen Betz. Burial in Alford Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Kentwood; a daughter, Mrs. Sam (Shirley) Rowe, Livingston; a son, Shelby Gene Alford, Kentwood; a sister, Mrs. A.D. Smith, Jackson; a brother, Willie Decker Lindsey, Jersey City, N.J.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Jan 1911 and died _____ Jan 1986, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MAUDE BEESON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 26 July 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Mrs. Maude Beeson Alford of Algiers, LA, on Wednesday, July 25, 1990 at 6:40 a.m.

            Beloved wife of the late Taylor Jeff Alford. Mother of Bernice Plaisance, Pat Provetere, Sylvia Bourg, Jessie Melton, Barbara Champagne, Shirley Milner, Ray Beeson, Max and Wayne Alford; and the late Don Aucoin and Geraldine Alford. Daughter of the late Walter and Martha Beeson. Sister of Jessie Tucker.

Preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Also survived by 39 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

            Age 85 years. A native of Montcello, MS and a resident of New Orleans, LA for the past 49 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also congregation of Algiers Assembly of God Church and First Baptist Church of Terrytown are invited to attend funeral services from the Chapel of Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey, LA, on Friday, July 27, 1990 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park….

 

Photo from Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maude Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 April 1907.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Taylor Jeff Alford; and her daughter Shirley Alford in this compilation.

 

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MAVIS EULA SIMMONS ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 15 April 1966

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mavis—Died 2:45 a.m. Thursday, April 14, in New Orleans. She was 65, a resident of 7233 Airline Hwy, and a native of Mount Hermon.

            Body at Rabenhorst Funeral Home with calling hours from 8 a.m. until time for services Friday at Rabenhorst Chapel at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Mark Roberts. Burial in the Port Gibson, Miss., at 3 p.m.

            She was the wife of the late Alcus E. Alford.

            Survivors include two sons, Wendell O. Alford and W.C. Alford, both of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mae Burch, Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Emily Smith and Mrs. Verdia Miller, both of Mount Hermon; two brothers, Coleman Simmons, Franklinton, and Cloyce Simmons, San Francisco and seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mavis Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Aug 1900, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Alcus E. Alford; and son William Carey Alford in this compilation.

 

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MELBA LEE ALFRED

 

EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—1 April 2011

 

 

EUNICE—Funeral services for Melba Lee Alfred will be Saturday, April 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice, LA. Burial will be in the Eunice North Cemetery. Pastor Allen Ben will conduct the funeral ceremony.

            Ms. Alfred, 65, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA.

            Survivors include one son, Mandingo (LaKita) Alfred, Sr. of Shreveport, LA; three sisters, Geraldine (Wilbert) Paul of Lafayette, LA, Ida (Al) Goodspeed of Union City, Calif. and Ophelia Thompson of Lafayette LA.; one brother, Collins (Mary) Alfred, Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Collins & Verdia Alfred, Sr. and four siblings.

            Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice, LA.

            Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melba Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 Sept 1945, last residence Eunice, Saint Landry Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her brothers John Lee “Kylee” Alfred and Warren Alfred in this compilation.

 

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MELLIE LEE ALFORD MARTIN

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 10 November 1987

 

            Martin, Mellie Alford—Died Monday, Nov. 9, 1987, at her residence in Hammond. She was 95, a native of Pike County, Miss., and former resident of Ponchatoula. She was a retired telephone operator.

            Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial in Ponchatoula Cemetery.

            Survived by three sons, John W. Martin, McLean, Va., Alfonse C. “Skinney” Martin, Jackson, and J.E. Martin, Hammond; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Ferrell, Hattie Carthan, Agnes Conrad and Annie Laurie Kirby; five brothers, Sam, Hugh, J.D., Floyd and Billie Alford.

            She was a lifelong member of Pioneers of America and a member of First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, and American Legion Auxiliary.

 

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Photo from Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christina Feyen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mellie A. Martin (SS# issued in LA) was born 21 Jan 1892, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Preston Horn Alford; and siblings Agnes Sue Alford Conrad, Annie Laura Alford Kirby, Hattie Alford Carthan, and Stewart A. “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mellie Lee 1892 MS1, Preston Horn 1864 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MELVIN G. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 24 June 2007

 

            Melvin G. Alford, one of New Orleans well known pianists and an instructor of private piano, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2007, after a long illness. Mel Alford was a resident of the greater New Orleans area for over thirty years. He was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y., and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His teachers included Jose Echaniz, John Crown, Bernado Segall, and Martin Canin. He gave recitals across the U.S., and was active in several New Orleans churches as an organist-choir master. His faculty teaching positions were at Blue Mountain College, Mississippi, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, New Orleans, and Tulane University. He was co-founder and director of the New Orleans Institute of the Performing Arts.

            Survivors are his sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Douglas Allen, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and many life long friends of the community.

            A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 3700 Canal Blvd., at 11:30 A.M., Wednesday, June 27, 2007....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melvin G. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 17 June 1942.

 

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MERLE EUNICE BEASLEY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—11 March 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Merle Beasley—A resident of Greenwell Springs, she died at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at her home. She was 79 and a native of Hugh Springs, Texas.

            Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, 1 p.m. until religious services in the chapel at 3 p.m. Sunday…. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park.

            Survived by her husband of 53 years, John L. Alford, Greenwell Springs; a son, John R. “Reggie” Alford, Denham Springs; two sisters, Nancy Patterson, Houston, and Theresa McLaughlin, Florence, Texas; and three brothers, Opal Beasley, Alba, Texas, Cyrus Beasley, Rhome, Texas, and Clois Beasley, Seattle.

 

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Photos from Evergreen Memorial Park, Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kent Marcantel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Merle Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 September 1921.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Louis Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MERREL ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—17 September 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Murrell Alford, 30, of Shreveport, died at 8:45 a.m., Sept. 13, in a Shreveport hospital, following a long illness.

            Funeral services were held Sept. 15, at 10 a.m., in Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Coushatta… Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, under the direction of Rockett Nettles Funeral Home of Coushatta.

            Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Tressie Alford of Robeline; sisters, Mrs. Doris Pleasant of Robeline, Mrs. Clara Solice of Robeline, Mrs. Juanita Remedies of Many; brothers, Mayfield Alford Jr., Jimmy Ray Alford, both of Robeline.

FAG photo requested 8/27/2012 – listed as Murrel, Mount Zion, Coushatta, Red River Parish

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Merrel Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 4 October 1940.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Tressie Augusta Phillips Tate Alford; his brother Jerrel Alford (twin), Elvin Roy Alford and Robert Lyle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Edgar Alphonso Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Merrel 1940 LA1, Mayfield 1897 LA2, Frank A. 1858 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA8.

            His ALFRED lineage, from his paternal grandmother: Annie 1876 TX3, Jesse 1847 MS4, David Turner 1814 VA5.

 

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MICHAEL J. ALFORD

 

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS

Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, LA—Wednesday, 12 August 2009

 

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Michael J. Alford, 60, of Sulphur, will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 10 a.m. in Robison Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Don Walker will officiate. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines Cemetery, Carlyss. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, August 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continue Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service. Mr. Alford passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2009 in Sulphur.

            Michael served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was very proud of his service to his country. Military honors will be performed at graveside in Mimosa Pines Cemetery.

            He is survived by his parents, Ivey and Edna Alford, of Sulphur; three children, “Scooter” Alford, of Santa Fe, Texas, Melissa Kay Roberson and husband Dalton, of Denham Springs, and Mitchell Wayne Alford, of Denham Springs; and five grandchildren, Brandon Leach, River Alford, Lakelynn Alford, Kaylee Alford, and Dalton Roberson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michael J. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 Apr 1949, last residence Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, LA.

            AAFA’s Alford Marriages in Louisiana“ lists Ivey B. Alford married Edna Bott in 1946 in Calcasieu Parish.

 

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MICHAEL JOSEPH ALFORD

Son of Willie Joe “Billy Joe” Alford, AAFA #0325

 

HAMMOND VINDICATOR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—15 October 1954

 

            Infant Michael Joseph Alford, born to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Alford of Hammond on Tuesday, October 12, passed away Wednesday. The body will be taken to Meridian, Miss. Thursday for interment. Mrs. Alford is the former Peggy Plummer of Meridian.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Peggy Yvonne Alford Plummer, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Michael Joseph 1954 LA1, Willie Joe 1933 MS2, Dewey Hobson 1898 MS3, Needham Jasper 1862 MS4, Henderson 1829 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MIDGE DYKES ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 17 September 1992

 

            Alford, Mrs. Midge Dykes—Died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1992, at the Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans. She was 44 and a resident of Roseland.

            Visiting at First Baptist Church, Arcola, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Bob Simpson. Burial in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Donald “Red” Alford, Roseland; two daughters, Janet Alford, Roseland, and Julia Alford, Roseland; a son, Willie Alford, Roseland; two sisters, Mrs. Madge Shoemaker, Lake Charles, and Mrs. Anne Schenck, New Orleans; and grandmother, Mrs. Inez Dykes, Roseland.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church, Arcola, and a former teacher at First Baptist Church School, Arcola.

            McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MILDRED CUTRER ALFORD

Mother of James B. Alford, AAFA #0629

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 30 March 1989

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mildred C.—Died 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 1989, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, McComb, Miss. She was 76, a native of St. Martinville and resident of Kentwood. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. John Shady Hurst and Dr. Steve Dollar. Burial in Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, Miss.

            Survived by husband, Jesse B. Alford, Kentwood; three sons, Harrell Alford, Kentwood, Samuel Alford, Hayes, Va., and James Alford, Jackson, Miss.; two sisters, Homera Cutrer and Obera Alford, both of Kentwood; and a brother, Harrell Bascom Cutrer, Kentwood.

            Preceded in death by parents, Samuel Morgan and Elma Sherman Cutrer; and a brother, Samuel Randolph Cutrer.

 

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Photo from Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer Connie Raborn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Oct 1912, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jessie B. Alford; and her sister Obera Cutrer Alford in this compilation.

 

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MILDRED L. ALFORD

 

DAILY ENTERPRISE

Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA—Sunday, 24 October 2010

 

            Funeral services for Mildred Alford, 74, of Mer Rouge will be held at 11 a.m. on October 21, 2010 at the Lil Dee B. C. in Mer Rouge under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Alford Cemetery in Mer Rouge. Visitation was held at Tennant Chapel from 5p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, passed away October 14, 2010.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 July 1936 and died 14 Oct 2010, last residence Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA.

 

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MILTON JOHN ALFORD

Uncle of Christine Liza Alford Knight, AAFA #0741

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ May 1957

 

            Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for Mr. M. John Alford, 81, a lifelong resident of Mt. Hermon. Rev. Clyde Howard, pastor, was in charge or last rites,

            Mr. Alford passed away Friday afternoon [May 3] at Walthall Hospital in Tylertown, after being a patient there about ten days. The body lay in state in his home until time for the funeral services. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of final arrangements. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

            He is survived by one son, Eamon L. Alford of Tylertown, three grandchildren, two brothers, Esco and Birtie Alford; one sister, Mrs. Tena Alford of Franklinton; two half sisters and one half brother, Mrs. Agnes Haley of Pineville, Mrs. Frankie Penny and Mr. Jacob Alford of Mt. Hermon.

 

Photo from Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: His full name and birth date, Milton John Alford born 25 Sept 1872, are listed on his WWI Draft Registration. He married Mary R. Burch 21 Dec 1893 in Washington Parish.

            See the obituaries of his father Seaborn Lochran Alford; siblings Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford, Esco Seaborn Alford, and Joseph Benjamin Alford; and sister-in-law Frances Clotena “Fannie” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Milton John 1872 LA1, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MINNIE ALFORD BATES HARRIS

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 18 January 1988

 

            Harris, Mrs. Minnie Alford—Died 11:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1988, at St. Helena Parish Hospital, Greensburg. She was 94, a native and resident of St. Helena Parish.

            Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 6 to 10 p.m. Monday, and 8 a.m. to religious services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Rand Guy and the Rev. Boyd Hood. Burial in Alford Cemetery.

            Survived by two sons, Mitch Harris, Baton Rouge, and Glenn Harris, Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Tiny Allen, Kentwood; a brother, Gene Alford, Kentwood; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by parents; six brothers; and five sisters.

            Pallbearers will be Stan and Brian Harris, John Easley, Mark McGregor, Neil and Shelby Alford, Dennis Frazier and Timmy Bates. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. L.E. Stringer, Dr. J.W. Varnado, Morris Easley, Percy Kirby, David Lea and Johnnie Bates.

            She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Minnie Harris (SS# issued in TN) was born 3 Sept 1893 and died _____ Jan 1988, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford; and siblings A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, John David “Speedy” Alford, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Robert Parish Alford, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen in this compilation.

            Minnie Alford was the 3rd child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice. AAFA records show that she was married (1) to Willie Bates and (2) to Spence Harris.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Minnie 1893 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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MINNIE ALFORD STARNS COTHRAN

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—22 November 1962

 

            Cothran, Minnie Alford—Died Wednesday at her home in Amite at 10:40 am. She was 81, a native of Grangeville. She was a retired secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

            The body at McKneely Funeral Home at Amite. Funeral services at 3 p.m. Thursday. Burial in Amite Cemetery. Pallbearers Roy McElwee, E.W. Forshag, Edwin Schilling Jr., D.J. Ellzey III, A.B. Foster and Tilmon Alford.

            Survived by her husband, Benton Cothran, Amite; two sisters, Mrs. J.F. Vernon and Mrs. Bobbie Jackson, Brookhaven, Miss. and two grandsons Edward E. Starns, New Orleans, and Richard Starns, Houston. Tex.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Andrew Jackson Alford, where she is Mrs. Minnie Starns; and brother Burnum Rand Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Leon Otto Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Minnie 1877 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1854 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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MINNIE ALFORD TAYLOR

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Friday, 28 July 2006

 

BOGALUSA—Minnie Alford Smith [sic] died Monday, July 24 in LSU Bogalusa Medical Center.

            The daughter of the late Ben and Annie Alford, she was born in Hillsdale, Miss. She later resided in Bogalusa where she met and married her husband, the late Maurice Taylor Sr. During her early years she did housework.

            She is survived by three daughters, Betty (Earlish) Reed, Simmie Taylor and Annie (James) Brown, all of Bogalusa; one sister, Ollie Mae Silas of White Sand, Miss.; one brother, Lovell Alford of Bridgeport, Conn.; two sisters-in-law, Jessie Alford of Bogalusa and Ollie Mae Taylor of Vicksburg, Miss.; two brothers-in-law, O.D. Taylor and Frank Taylor, both of Bogalusa; 22 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren and one special one, Tamaria Warren; a number of nieces and nephews.

            Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Taylor; two sons, Maurice Taylor Jr. and McArthur Taylor; one brother, Archie Alford; one best friend and sister-in-law, Irna Mae Taylor.

            Visitation will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Cook-Richmond Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Saturday, July 29 at New Beginning Christian Fellowship. Bishop De’Sean Toler will officiate, with interment following in Bogalusa Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 6/27/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Minnie L. Taylor (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Oct 1924 and died 24 July 2006, last residence Bogalusa, LA.

            We included the obituary of her niece Deborah Ann Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            The headline of this obituary says, “Minnie Alford Taylor.” It is not clear why she is identified as Minnie Alford Smith in the first line.

 

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MISSOURI FLUKER ALFORD

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by Mike Curls, her great-grandson

 

THE CITIZEN-WATCHMAN

Clinton, East Feliciana Parish, LA—4 September 1959

 

            Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 30, at New Zion Baptist church for Mrs. Missouri Fluker Alford, 66, who died Saturday morning at Independence Hospital after an extended illness. Rev. S.W. Bradham officiated. Burial was in Alford cemetery.

            Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Odell Hooge, Mrs. Hazel Henry of Clinton, Mrs. Clyde Devane of Amite, Mrs. Idell Desmond of Independence. Three sons, Clifton of Jackson, Percy of Amite, and Genie of Donaldsonville. Four sisters, Mrs. Georgia Newman, Mrs. Mollie Bates of Osyka, Miss., Mrs. Sallie Woodard of Kentwood, and Mrs. Effie Davidson of Chesbrough and 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Clifton Hines “Tip” Alford and Irma Lee Alford Carter; her granddaughter Evelyn “Faye” Alford Whiddon; and her daughter-in-law Daisy Mae Cassard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Eugene Robert “Genie” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Alanson Hynes 1884 LA1, Robert Parish 1848 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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MOLLIE ALEXANDER ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT JOURNAL

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—28 December 1963

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Alexander Alfred, 92, of Bethany, who died Friday in the Gowen Hospital after a long illness, were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Bethany Baptist Church. Burial was to be in the Providence Cemetery, under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Mrs. Alfred was a lifelong resident of Caddo Parish and a descendant of a pioneer Caddo family.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Oscar Alfred, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Oscar Dewey Alfred in this compilation.

            This obituary is from The Journal, Fourth Quarter 2001 (Vol. XIII, No. 4), “Providence Baptist Cemetery [Caddo Parish],” by Wanda Volentine Head. It states her dates: 24 February 1871 -27 December 1963.

 

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MOLLIE ANN SMITH ALFORD

Mother of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—26 June 1959

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. C.C. Alford, Sr., age 86, who died at the Fraser sanitarium June 19 were conducted at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. June 21…. Interment was in Fort Jesup Cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Survivors are daughters, Mrs. Melvin Gandy of Many; Miss Bertie Alford of Pineville; sons, Floyd, Chris, Arthur, Roy and Willie Alford, all of Many, Truman Alford of Washington, D.C.; brother E.E. Smith of Many; sisters, Mrs. Josie Sirmon and Mrs. Jennie Bolton both of Many; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Floyd Alford, Isabelle Alford Gandy, and Willie Cecil Alford in this compilation. We published an In Remembrance article for her son Truman Alford in the Spring 1997 issue of AAFA ACTION.

 

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MORRIS R. ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Monday, 30 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Morris R. Alfred, a retired St. Tammany Parish teacher and school administrator, died Friday [Nov 27] at his home. He was 84. Mr. Alfred was born in Starling and lived in Lacombe for many years. He earned a master’s degree in education from Southern University. He was an Army veteran.

            Survivors include four sons, Wendell Morris Alfred of Houston, Gerald Reginald Alfred of Coppell, Texas, Cornell Stephen Alfred of Richardson, Texas, and Jamie Tremayne Alfred of Folsom; two daughters, Gwendolyn LaCroix of Cincinnati and Diedra Harrison of Garland, Texas; three brothers, Stanley, John and Samuel Emmitt Alfred, all of Slidell; and four grandchildren.

A mass will be said Tuesday at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 28088 Main St., Lacombe.... Burial will be private. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Morris Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 September 1914 and died 27 November 1998.

 

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MORRISON RAY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—11 August 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Last rites for Ray Alford, age 55, who died Aug. 3, were conducted at Many Methodist church at 3 p.m. Aug. 4….

            Interment was in Ft. Jesup cemetery under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pearl Alford of Many, mother, Mrs. Ross Alford of Many, one brother, Herman Alford of Many, seven sisters; Mrs. H.Q. Pugh and Mrs. J.M. Petty of Many, Mrs. R.M. Lowe of Dallas, Mrs. Vert Ellison of Noble, Mrs. Harold Dees, and Mrs. William Wenner of Lake Charles and Mrs. Maurice Broussard of Lake Arthur.

            Pallbearers were H.Q. Pugh, Joe Petty, Curtis Ross Dees, Alford Broussard, Bill Wenner and Walker Ross Alford.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith; and eight of his nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            Morrison Ray Alford was born Aug. 6, 1905. His wife was Pearl Grant (Jul. 17, 1910–Feb. 13, 1990).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Morrison Ray 1905 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MURRAY LUTHER “PLUG” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0236

Father of Cathy Alford Seal, AAFA #0574, Mary Alford Bruce, AAFA #0575, Arlene Alford Smith, AAFA #0576, Gretchen Alford Wroten, AAFA #0577, Gregory Wolfgang Alford, AAFA #0578, Jill Alford Richard, AAFA #0579, Gerhort S. Alford, AAFA #0580

Brother of Dorothy Alford, AAFA #0234

Half-Brother of Betty Alford Davis, AAFA #0223, Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233, and Josephine Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235

 

Mary & Murray “Plug” Alford

From AAFA files

 

[A very similar article was published in The Times-Picayune on the same day.]

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—17 February 2002

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Alford, Murray Luther Jr.—A retired oil field production consultant, a resident of Baton Rouge and a former longtime resident of Cut Off, he died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2002, at Landmark Nursing Home of Baton Rouge. He was 80 and a native of Paradis. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 9 a.m.Monday until religious services at 11 a.m. Entombment in Sacred Heart Mausoleum, Cut Off, at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

            Survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Schulz Alford, Baton Rouge; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Cathy Seal, Baton Rouge, Mary and Charlie Bruce, Cut Off, Arlene and Durward Smith, Lincoln, NE, Gretchen and Ernie Wroten, Baton Rouge, and Jill and Rick Richard, Mandeville; two sons and two daughters in-law, Greg and Elizabeth Alford, Mandeville, and Gerhort and Leverna Alford, Lockport; three sisters, Betty Davis, Fort Worth, Texas, Helen Cook, Lake Travis, Texas, and Dr. Dorothy Alford, Loma Linda, Calif.; two brothers, Jacob Alford, Houston, and Howard Alford, Loma Linda; 18 grandchildren, Benjie Seal III, Leah Seal Besson; Jason and Anna Seal, Sarah Jane and Rebekah Bruce, Sara, Eliza, Durward and Brennan Smith; Matthew and Luke Wroten, Rachel, Aaron and Caleb Alford, Paul and Mark Richard and Gerhort Alford; and four great-grandchildren; Shelby, Charlie and Savannah Seal and Merle Besson.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Murray L. and Anna Singer Alford; siblings, Josephine, Vesta and Peter Alford. and twin grandsons; Jonathan and Justin Alford.

            He was a member of Community Bible Church, Cut Off.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luther Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 July 1921.

            See the obituaries of Plug’s wife, Mary Ruth Schulz Alford; father, Murray Luther Alford Sr.; and brother Murray Peter Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Jacob Harris Alford Sr. and Helen Singer Alford Cook; and half-sisters Vesta Edna Alford Giddings and Betty Lydia Alford Davis in Texas Obituaries; and half-sister Josephine Louise Alford Carrigan in California Obituaries.

            Plug and Mary were part of a vibrant family group within AAFA who present at most meetings and who made a significant impact. Plug and Mary attended nine consecutive AAFA annual meetings from 1989 through 1997 and stopped coming only when Mary’s health would not allow it. At most of the meetings one or more of their children attended the Saturday banquet with them. It was not unusual for an envelope to arrive in the mail with a check for $100 or more from Plug just to support the cause.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Murray Luther 1921 LA1, Murray Luther 1873 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MURRAY LUTHER ALFORD, SR.

Father of Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223; Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233; Dorothy Alford, AAFA #0234; Josephine Louise Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235; and Murray Luther “Plug” Alford, Jr., AAFA #0236

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—5 August 1944

 

            At the residence, 2209 Behrman avenue, on Tuesday, August 1, 1944, at 3 o’clock p.m., Murray Luther Alford, Sr., beloved husband of Anna Singer, father of Mrs. Harold D. Giddings, Mrs. Marvin Carrigan, Mrs. Daryl Davis, Helen, Dorothy, Sarah, Jacob H., Murray P. Howard M. and Luther M. Alford and the late Arthur Alford, brother of Mrs. Ella Holten, Mrs. D. Murphy, Haddie and Homer Alford. Also survived by six grandchildren, aged 71 years, a native of Amite, La., and a residend of Algiers for the past eight years.

            Funeral took place Thursday, August 3, 1944, at 11 o’clock a.m., from the Thomas Funeral Home, Amite, La. Services at Amite Baptist church. Intermant in Amite cemetery.

 

Photo from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Murray Luther Alford Jr. and Murray Peter Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his children Jacob Harris Alford Sr., Helen Singer Alford Cook, Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233, and Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223, in Texas Obituaries; and daughter Josephine Louise Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235, in California Obituaries.

            The birth year on his gravestone, 1871, is incorrect. He was age 6 on the 1880 census in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, living with his parents, M.T. and Charity Alford, and siblings.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Murray Luther 1873 LA1, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MURRAY PETER ALFORD

Father of Lori Annette Alford Duran, AAFA #0293

Brother of Dorothy Alford, AAFA #0234; and Murray Luther “Plug” Alford, Jr., AAFA #0236

Half-brother of Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223; Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233; and Josephine Louise Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____ August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Murray P. Alford of Marrero, LA, died on Friday, August 8, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. Beloved husband of the late Lorene LeBlanc Alford. Father of Dale Alford Lago, Donna Rita Alford, Murray P. Alford, Jr., Lori Alford Duran, Kay Alford Clark and the late Mark Gerald Alford. Also survived by 5 sisters, 3 brothers and 5 grandchildren. Age 83 years. A native of New Orleans, LA and a resident of Marrero, LA for the past 50 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Funeral Services at Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc. 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA on Monday, August 11, 1997 at 1 o’clock p.m. Interment St. Philomena Cemetery, Labadievillle, LA: Parlors will be open Monday, August 11, 1997 at 10:00 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Murray Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 March 1914.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lorene LeBlanc Alford; father, Murray Luther Alford Sr.; and brother Murray Luther “Plug” Alford, AAFA #0236, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Jacob Harris Alford Sr.; sister Helen Singer Alford Cook; and half-sisters Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233, and Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223, in Texas Obituaries; and half-sister Josephine Louise Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235, in California Obituaries

            Murray and Lorene were present at one of our AAFA annual meetings.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Murray Peter 1914 LA1, Murray Luther 1873 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MUSE WATSON “BUCK” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 19 June 1992

 

            Alford Jr., M.W. “Buck”—Died Thursday, June 18, 1992, at the Medical Center of Baton Rouge. He was 80, a native of Liverpool, and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired Copolymer Rubber and Chemical employee.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Larry Badon. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by wife, Ruby S. Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Paula Sue Valure, Baton Rouge; a son, Muse W. Alford III, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Johnnie P. Alford and Flavis Alford, both of Kentwood; and a grandson, Gary T. Alford.

            Preceded in death by parents, Lizzie and Muse W. Alford Sr.; a sister, Annie Breeland; and a brother, Fernie Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harrell’s Ferry Road Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M.W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 23 Sept 1911, last residence Baton Rouge, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruby Sirjack Alford; mother, Lizzie Bridges Alford; and brothers Flavius Earl Alford, Fernie H. Alford, and Johnnie P. Alford in this compilation.

            Muse was the son of Muse Watson Alford Sr. and Lizzie Bridges.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Muse Watson 1911 LA1, Muse Watson 1882 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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MYRTHA OHLEN ALFORD MAGEE

Grandmother of Benita Magee-Cartwright, AAFA #1394

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 14 February 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Magee, Myrtha Alford—A resident of Franklinton, she died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1997, at Riverside Medical Center. She was 93 and a native of Mount Hermon. Visiting at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, noon until funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial in Ellis Cemetery.

            Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Julian Honeycutt, Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Kathryn Magee, Long Beach, MS; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by husband, Tate M. Magee; a grandson Wilbur Lewis Jr.; a granddaughter Gretchen M. Hogue; parents, Joseph B. and Rosa Burch Alford; a sister Selma A. Alford; and three brothers, Eustus, Audel, and Boyce Alford.

            She was a member of Franklinton Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, family prefers memorial donations be made to Franklinton First Baptist Church.

 

In another article:

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 19 February 1997

 

            Mrs. Myrtha Alford Magee, a native of Mt. Hermon and resident of Franklinton died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Riverside Medical Center.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the widow of Tate M. Magee.

            Mrs. Magee is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Troy and Kathryn Magee of Long Beach, MS; one daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Julian Honeycutt of Baton Rouge; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was also preceded in death by a grandson Wilbur Lewis, Jr.; a granddaughter, Gretchen M. Hogue; a sister Selma A. Alford and three brothers, Eustus, Audel, and Boyce Alford and parents Joseph B. and Rosa Burch Alford.

            Visitation was at the Crain Funeral Home after 12 noon Friday until time for the funeral service.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 in the funeral home chapel.

            Burial followed in the Ellis Cemetery.

            Pallbearers for the service were Charles Lewis, Chris Weick, Richard Knight, Bill Durden, LeGette Burns, and Ellis Bateman....

 

 

Photos from Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie Dier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtha Magee (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 August 1903, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph Benjamin Alford and Rosa Ann Burch Alford, in this compilation.

            Her full name was Myrtha Ohlen Alford Magee.

            Myrtha’s granddaughter Benita Magee-Cartwright, AAFA #1394, found and transcribed a short “mini-diary” that Myrtha wrote about her early married life. We published it in AAFA ACTION #94 (Fall 2011), pp. 19–20.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Myrtha Ohlen 1903 LA1, Joseph Benjamin 1876 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MYRTIS LEE TROTTI ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, LA—7 December 2009

 

            Myrtis Lee Trotti Alford, 85, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 at her residence in DeRidder.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Alan Knuckles will officiate.

            Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

            Alford was a native of Simpson, La. and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

            She is survived by four sons: Dewey “Buddy” Alford III, and wife Margaret, of Fayetteville, Texas; Terry M. Alford and wife Cynthia, of San Marcos, Texas; Ricky Alford and wife Mary, of San Antonio; and Dondi L. Alford and wife Peggy, of DeRidder.

            She is also survived by then grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 from 5-9 p.m. at Labby Memorial Funeral Home in DeRidder, and Monday, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church.

            Alford is preceded in death by her husband, Dewey L. Alford, Jr., parents Mary Amanda Parker and Sanford Madison Trotti, five brothers and two sisters

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtis T. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Jan 1924, last residence DeRidder, Beauregard Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dewey Leorus 1918 GA1, Dewey Leorus 1898 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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NADINE MCMILLAN ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 3 February 1981

 

            Alford, Mrs. Nadine McMillan—Died at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 1981, at Pike Memorial Hospital, Kentwood. She was 66, a native of Pike County, Miss., and a resident of Mt. Herman. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Visiting at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, Mt. Herman, after 1 p.m. Wednesday with services at 2 p.m. Burial in Bogue Chitto cemetery.

            Survived by five sisters, Mrs. Ora Sauls, McComb, Miss., Mrs. Velma Lee Addison, Osyka, Miss., Mrs. Mayme Barclay, Rt. 1, Magnolia, Miss., Mrs. Yvonne “Betty” Wall, Osyka, and Mrs. Elmease McKenzie, Baton Rouge; three brothers, Wallie McMillan, Progress, Miss., Lloyd McMillan, McComb, Miss., and Archie McMillan, Monroe. A number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Odell Alford, three sisters, Miss Ethel Alford, Mrs. Mae Ellzey, and Mrs. Rhoda Schilling; a brother D.J. McMillan Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nadine Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 21 Sept 1914 and died _____ Feb 1981, last residence Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

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

 

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NADINE ROSE ALLRED ALFORD

Sister-in-Law of Harrell Ovead Alford Sr., AAFA #0445

 

Young’s Funeral Home

Ferriday, Concordia Parish, LA—_____ October 2010

 

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            Funeral services for Nadine Rose Alford, 87 of Ferriday, LA will be held at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm with Rev. W. L. Tullos officiating. Interment will follow at Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

            Nadine Alford was born on January 18, 1923 in Quanah, Texas and passed away Friday, October 8, 2010 at Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez. She was a resident of Ferriday, for 67 years, and a member of “Love Circle” at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She was a very loving and giving lady, who loved her family and friends. She was homemaker for most of her life, until her husband past away, when she was 50 years old. At age 52, she went to work at Raymond’s Department Store. After Raymond’s closed, she went to work at Wal-Mart in Ferriday, as a Door Greeter. She worked for Wal-Mart for 22 years, and often said that she went to Wal-Mart for “Hugs and Smiles”. Ms. Nadine never met a stranger. She enjoyed making quilts and watching football. Heaven has now been blessed with the best door greeter.

            She was preceded in death by:

 

Husband                 L.V. Alford

Parents                    James Allen and Maude Ophelia Allred

Sister                       Ruth Barksdale

Brother                   James Allen “Jr.” Allred

Daughter-in-Law    Linda Alford.

 

            Survivors include:

 

Son                         Vernon Alford of Hartford, AL

Daughter                 Dorothy Weadock of Natchez, MS

Daughter                 Diane Tullos and husband Wayne of Natchez, MS

Brother                   Grady Allred of Franklinton, LA

Brother                   Leonard Allred of Jackson, LA

Sister                       Telois Miles of Berryville, AR.

4 Grandsons:          Ashley Weadock, and wife Rose, of Natchez

                                Brent Weadock, and wife Kacey, of Natchez

                                Kevin Smith, and wife Julie, of Shoreham, New York

                                Greg Alford, and wife Amanda, of Ashland, Oregon

9 Great                    Grandchildren: Alex, Drew, Blake, Ethan, Chance, Salome, Jake, Gabby, and Avery.

She was also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

 

            The Pallbearers will be Ashley Weadock, Brandon Allred, Brent Weadock, David Freeman, Donald Weadock, Kevin Smith, Mike Allred and Rob Allred.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be the Employees at Wal-Mart.

            The family will receive friends Young’s Funeral Home Ferriday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Sunday, October 10, 2010. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngsfh.com.

 

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Photo from Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

Note gravestone of her deceased daughter-in-law and son in background

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nadine R. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Ferriday, Concordia Parish, LA.

            We included the obituary of her husband’s brother Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford in Mississippi Obituaries, including genealogical notes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s probable Alford lineage: Luther V. 1923 LA1, Fred Harrell 1889 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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NANCY CAROLYN ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—21 August 1959

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral rites for Nancy Carolyn Alford, age 20 years, were held Thursday evening at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church of Many….Burial was in the Fort Jesup Cemetery under the direction of the Warren Funeral home. Surviving are the parents Mr. and Mrs. [William] Roy Alford of Many and a host of relatives and friends.

            Pallbearers were A.L. Head, L.B. Skinner, Clark Pouncey, J.W. Salter, Glynn Lilly, B.H. Arthur, R.J. Stoker, Wiley Cummings, Troy Brittan, C.V. Ellison.

            Nancy Carolyn, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alford passed away Tuesday night at p.m. after a long illness at Sabine Clinic at Zwolle. She was a graduate in the spring class of Northwestern, graduate of Many High School, member of the First Baptist Church of Many and was a member of the Sigma Upsilom sorority. The entire parish joins in sympathy and condolences for Mr. and Mrs. Alford in the bereavement.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Nancy’s parents, Carrie Love Thatch Alford and William Roy Alford; stepmother, Velma Thatch Alford; and grandparents Christopher Columbus Alford and Mollie Smith Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nancy Carolyn 1938 LA1, William Roy 1902 LA2, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA3, William Riley 1842 LA4, Julius C. 1797 GA5, Jacob 1761 VA6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NANCY ELAINE AMOX HALFORD

 

[A similar article published in The Natchez Democrat (MS) on 5 February 2012 included her middle name in the headline.]

 

Young’s Funeral Home—Obits for Life

Ferriday, Concordia Parish, LA—_____ February 2012

 

 

            Funeral services for Nancy Amox Halford, 61 of Vidalia [Concordia Parish], LA will be held at Young’s Funeral Home in Vidalia on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 2 PM with Bro. Vann Windom officating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park [Natchez, Adams Co., MS] under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

            Nancy was born on November 19, 1950 in McAllen, TX and passed away Friday, February 3, 2012 at Plaquemine Care Center in Plaquemine. She was a resident of Vidalia, a Homemaker and a member of the Baptist Faith.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen Clifton Amox and Helen Jennette Amox; one daughter, Nikko Lynn Beach; one sister, Glenis Amox; and two brothers, Harlan Amox and Dale Amox

            Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Kenneth Halford of Vidalia; one daughter, Kency Heline Halford and Phillip Mardis of Monroe; one son, Chad Ray Beach and wife, Alicia, of Vidalia; one brother, Jim Amox and wife, CeCe, of Houston, Texas; one sister, Gayle Cowan of Vidalia; two grandsons, Casen Ellis Beach and Cameron Cox; her mother-in-law, Walterine Halford of Roxie, Ms.; five sister-in laws; three brother-in-laws; six nieces; twelve nephews; special friend, Lisa Wallace of Natchez; godson, Kameron Berryhill of Natchez, Ms and a number of other special friends, relatives, and loved ones; and as an avid animal lover, she leaves behind two cats and one dog.

            A special “Thank You” to the staff of Plaquemine Caring Center for taking care of Nancy during the last six months of her life. Their cooperation and communication have been not only a blessing, but greatly appreciated. Also, a “Thank You” to staff members of all of the hospitals Nancy visited over the years. Natchez Regional, UMC (Jackson, MS), Our Lady of the Lake, Baton Rouge and Baton Rouge General.

            Pallbearers will be Gary Schaiffer, Darrell Halford, Colby Beach, Mickey Beach, Jyles Lee and Francis Hutchins.

            Honorary pallbearers will be John Stuckey, Darren Halford and Javy Watts.

            The family will receive friends Young’s Funeral Home in Vidalia from 5 PM to 9 PM Monday, February 6, 2012.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nancy A. Halford (SS# issued in LA), last residence not listed.

 

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NATALIE ALFORD SULLIVAN

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—21 July 1994

 

            Sullivan, Natalie Alford—Died Tuesday, July 19, 1994, at 9:30 a.m. at her residence in Baton Rouge. She was 77 and a native of Mount Hermon. Visiting was held at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Visiting at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, Mount Hermon, 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Thursday. Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by husband, DeWitt W. Sullivan, Baton Rouge; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Charles Tullos, Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Dr.Alfred Sullivan and Dorothy Sullivan, Minneapolis; two sisters, Clara Mae Smith, Charlotte, N.C., and Kitty Evans, Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Roy Alford and Raymond Alford, both of Mount Hermon; and four grandchildren, Sheri Tullos Rouse, Corinth, Miss., Debbie Tullos, Baton Rouge, Alan Sullivan, Destrehan, and Sean Sullivan, Starkville, Miss.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Natalie Sullivan (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 Feb 1917, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford; and siblings Clara Mae Alford Smith, Roy Smith Alford, and Raymond Gene Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Natalie 1917 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NED ALFORD, JR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 12 May 1987

 

            Alford Jr., Ned—Died 2:15 p.m. Friday, May 8, 1987, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 68, a native of Simmesport and resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired construction worker and a U.S. veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Gilbert Funeral Home, 8 a.m. until dismissal services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Mrs. Joan E. Williams Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Brenda Alford, Baton Rouge; three sons, Cal E., Gregory and Ralph Alford, all of Baton Rouge; a sister, Mrs. Lee Esther Lafayette, Baton Rouge; three grandchildren, Marchere, Tamica and Jamar Alford, all of Baton Rouge; an uncle, Lieutenant Thomas, Beaumont, Texas; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

Photo from Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Owens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ned Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Sept 1918 and died _____ May 1987, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Joan Ethel Williams Alford; and father Ned Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com says the inscription on his gravestone is “TEC 5, US ARMY.”

            This African American family is listed on the 1930 census in Simmesport, Avoyelles Parish, LA, dwelling #118: Ned Sr. 33 LA; his wife Kattie 30 MS; and children Ned Jr. 11, Willie 9, Leather (f) 7, and Henry 5, all b. in LA. Ned Sr. was age 22 at first marriage, and Kattie was 29, so she is probably not the mother of these children.

 

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NED ALFORD, SR.

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 29 June 1966

 

            Alford, Ned Sr.—Died Wednesday, Jan. 26, at New Orleans. A native of Simmesport and resident of 1217 Freret St., New Orleans, he was 70. He was a veteran of World War I and a laborer.

            Body will be at Deselle’s Funeral Home, 263 S. 13th St., Sunday night. Religious services will be at the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Monday, Rev. C. Jones officiating. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Port Hudson.

            Survivors include two sons, Ned Alford Jr. and Henry Alford, both of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Mrs. Esther Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Audrey Alford, Oklahoma City, Okla; three brothers, Isiah Thomas, Port Arthur, Tex.; Lieutenant Thomas, Beaumont, Tex., and Henry Thomas, Melville; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

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Photo from Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Owens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ned Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 May 1897 and died _____ Jan 1966, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his son Ned Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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NELLIE HANSON ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 6 February 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Alford, Nellie—Died 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1993, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, New Roads. She was 82, a native of Idabelle [sic—Isabella], Okla., and a resident of Livonia. She was a retired grocery store owner.

            Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and 8 to 9:45 a.m. Monday. Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, at 10 a.m. Monday…. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by a sister-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by husband, Wallace J. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nellie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 October 1910.

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

            She was born in Isabella, Major Co., OK. AAFA marriage records show that Nellie Hanson married Wallace Alford 18 February 1931 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

 

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NELLIE MAE ALFORD MAXEY

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—4 December 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Mrs. Nellie Mae Maxey, 72, of Many, were held at Oak Hill Baptist Church, on November 28, 1986, at 2 p.m….. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Maxey died at Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport, on November 26, 1986, at 5:45 p.m.

            She is survived by her husband, Horace Maxey of Many; two daughters, Lorraine Alford of Dallas, Tex., and Corinie McCalman of Shreveport; one brother, P.G. Alford of Florien; three sisters, Velma Ammons of Many, Nettie Maxey of Many, and Bertha Hippler of Many; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by one son, Curtis Wayne Maxey.

            Pallbearers included Freddie Hippler, R.L. Randolph, Bobby Tarpley, George Maxey, Billy Guay, Jerry Neel, Jerry Alford, and Swepson Armour.

FAG photo requested 7/1/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nellie Maxey (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 Dec 1913, last residence Many, Sabine Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nellie Mae 1913 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NETTIE LEA ALFORD MAXEY

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Wednesday, 23 October 2002

 

            Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford, 91, of Many died Monday [Oct 21] services at 2 p.m. today at Oak Hill Baptist Church burial in Oak Hill Cemetery arrangements by Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nettie L. Maxey (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 Aug 1911, last residence Many, Sabine Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Percy George Alford, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nettie Lea 1911 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NOLA ALFORD SMITH

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ March 1952

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1992

 

Mrs. Ed Smith of Mt. Herman Dies Monday

 

            Mrs. Nola Alford Smith, wife of Edd [sic] Smith, Mt. Herman, La., passed away Monday night, March 10, in a local hospital. She was 62 years of age, having been born October 2, 1889, in Washington Parish….

            Pallbearers were Bob Alford, Buddy Alford, Daunogh Alford, Nathan Smith, Hughey Miller and Denman Miller. Interment was in Bogue Chitto Cemetery, Hartman’s of Tylertown in charge.

            Mrs. Smith was a member of the Bogue Chitto [Baptist] church and was active in church work as long as her health permitted. She had been confined to her bed since April 1951. She was loved by all who knew her.

            Surviving, besides the bereaved husband, are two sons, Earl and Hugh Smith, Mt. Herman; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Graves of Franklinton, and Mrs. Eathel Lee Johnson, of Ellisville, Miss.; four sisters, Mrs. Leoda Smith, Tylertown; Mrs. Roxie Penton, Franklinton; Mrs. Lexie Schiffer [sic], of Georgia; and Mrs. Gussie Fortinberry, New Orleans; and five brothers, W.B. Alford, L.S. Alford, and I.L. Alford, Mt. Herman; G.K. Alford, Greensburg, La. and L.W. Alford of Waterboro, S.C.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of Nola’s father, Jeptha Martin Alford; her brothers Wiley Banton Alford, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford; and her half-siblings Roxie Udine Alford Penton, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., and Gussie Alford Fortinberry in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries; and her sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries.

            It is not known why her first name is spelled Nolia on her gravestone.s

            Mt. Hermon is misspelled in Nola’s obituary.

            Nola was the daughter of Jeptha Martin Alford and his first wife, Fannie Ophelia Purvis. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nola1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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NOLA EVELYN ALFORD FORTENBERRY

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 23 November 1970

 

            Fortenberry, Mrs. Evelyn Alford—Died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Pike Memorial Hospital, Kentwood, as a result of an automobile accident east of Kentwood. She was 53, a native and resident of Mr. Hermon. Body at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, until 12:50 p.m. Monday. Religious services at Mt. Hermon Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Revs. Vernon Fairley and Jerry Clower. Burial in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

            Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald Smith and Ann Fortenberry, both of Mt. Hermon; her mother, Mrs. Maude P. Alford, Mt. Hermon; a brother Wesley Alford, Mt. Hermon.

            Preceded in death by her husband James C. Fortenberry.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 23 November 1970

 

            Mrs. Evelyn Alford Fortenberry, 53, Mt. Hermon, was killed in an automobile accident at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. In the accident, her daughter, Evelyn Ann Fortenberry, 17, who was driving the car was also injured.

            State trooper Johnny Jones of Troop L reported the Fortenberry car was struck by another driven by Mitchell M. Tate, 51, also of Mt. Hermon. Tate was apparently driving on the wrong side of Louisiana 38, east of Kentwood, when the accident occurred, Jones reported. Tate was injured in the accident. The Fortenberry car was traveling east and the Tate vehicle going west when the accident occurred, the trooper reported.

            Mrs. Fortenberry was dead on arrival at Pike Memorial Hospital, Kenwood.

            Miss Fortenberry was taken to Pike Hospital and later transferred to St. Tammany Hospital, Covington. Tate was first taken to Pike and later transferred to Lallie Kemp Hospital, Independence.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Fortenberry will be at Mt. Hermon Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Revs. Vernon Fairley and Jerry Clower officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald Smith and Evelyn Ann Fortenberry, both of Mt. Hermon; and a brother, Wesley Alford of Mt. Hermon.

            McKneeley Funeral Home, Kentwood, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Arthur Alonzo Alford; and siblings Malcolm Levy Alford and John Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nola Evelyn 1916 LA1, Arthur Alonzo 1879 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NOLAN BANNON ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 7 September 1933

 

            Nolan B. Alford died Wednesday and the remains were buried in the Bogue Chitto cemetery. He was born in Washington Parish on 10-6-1873, and married Dixie Brock, and had 4 girls and 3 boys who survive. He also leaves a father, John G. Alford, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dana Renee Newman Duczer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Harlon Alford and Odell Alford; father, John Griffin Alford; and brother Luther William Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Nolan Bannon 1883 LA1, John Griffin 1850 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA67.

 

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NORA ALFORD HAMILTON

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—13 June 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Hamilton, Nora Alford—A retired West Baton Rouge Parish schoolteacher with 33 years of service and resident of Port Allen, she died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 1996, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 88 and a native of Hamilton Plantation in West Baton Rouge Parish. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen.... Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Allen, at 10 a.m. Friday…. Entombment in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Mausoleum.

            Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Jean Hamilton Chaudoir, Baton Rouge, and Barbra Hamilton and Thomas A. Santoro, Manhasset, N.Y., two sisters, Katherine Dorsett, Baton Rouge, and Gertrude Hebert, New Roads; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth Jean Chaudoir, Baton Rouge, and Thomas Hamilton Santoro, Manhasset.

            Preceded in death by husband, Dr. John Gardiner Hamilton; a sister, Lillie Glynn; and parents, James Abraham and Mary Katherine Wilson Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Thomas A. and Thomas II Santoro, William B. Martin III, Dr. Charles Edward Hebert III, Louis Hebert, Sidney R. Bowden, Matthew Payne and Charles Reasonover.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nora Hamilton (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 August 1907.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Abraham Alford; and sisters Katherine Alford Dorsett, Lillie Alford Glynn, and Mary Gertrude “Bootie” Alford Hebert in this compilation.

            The AAFA Louisiana marriage list shows James A. Alford married Katie Wilson on 19 June 1906 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The family is listed on the 1920 census in Walls, West Baton Rouge Parish, dwelling #121: James A. Alford, age 37; his wife Catherine 37; and daughters Nora 12, Catherine 10, and Lillie 8. All were born in LA. On the 1930 census in Ward 6, West Baton Rouge Parish, dwelling #176, James H. Alford, 47 (married), is listed with his daugher Nora, 23 (single).

            On James Abram Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 36, born 7 Aug 1882, living in Walls, West Baton Rouge Co., LA. He is a merchant and names his wife Katherine Alford as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Nora 1907 LA1, James Abraham 1882 LA2, Abram Achille 1851 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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NORMA DELL ALFORD ROBB

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 26 September 2007

 

            Norma Dell Alford Robb—Mrs. Robb passed away peacefully at her home in Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] on Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, with her family at her side.

            She was born in Star, Miss., on Sept. 20, 1930, to Winfred Houston “Chris” Alford and Mattie Jewel Graves Alford.

            Mrs. Robb is survived by her children, Debbie Robb of Baton Rouge, William and Barbara Susan Robb Purdom of Mont Belvieu, Texas, Thomas Andrew Robb of Prairieville, Chris Robb of Houston and Baton Rouge, Norma Ruth Robb of Baton Rouge, and Stan and Beth Robb Wood of Watson. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Terence Paul and Kimberly Buckles, both of Baytown, Texas, Brittany Renee Robb of Baton Rouge, Carley Elizabeth Wood of Watson, Peyton Alexandra Robb of Prairieville, Emily Meghann Robb of Baton Rouge, Ryan Robb Wood of Watson, and Olivia Ann-Marie Robb of Prairieville.

            Mrs. Robb was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry Norman Robb; and son, Norman Rickey Robb.

Friends are invited to a visitation with the family at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The family will attend a private funeral service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Norma A. Robb (SS# issued in LA), last residence Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

 

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NORMA E. ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 27 December 2009

 

            Norma E. Alfred on December 24, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Chic Alfred. Beloved mother of Doug and Mark Alfred, and Maureen Sellers (David). Grandmother of Mark Sellers (Staci), Jonathan Sellers (Eron), Shaun Alfred, Michael Alfred (Shelly) and Jami Conley (Jim). Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Riverside Baptist Church, 9220 Jefferson Hwy., on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 1:30 PM with visitation at church at 12:30 PM. Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Arrangements by Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norma E. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 Feb 1918, last residence New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, LA.

 

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O.C. ALFORD

 

AMERICAN PRESS

Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA—5 March 2004

 

            O. C. Alford, 71, died Monday, March 1, 2004, in a local hospital. He was a native of Ringold, and had lived in Lake Charles for many years.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary M. Alford of Lake Charles; four sons, Michael B. Alford of Dallas, and Melvin W. Alford, Earnest L. Alford, and William E. Alford, all of Houston; two daughters, Diane Scott and Yolanda (Eddie) Lewis, both of Houston; five step-children, Brunella (Blair) Harrison of New Iberia, Fredrick Isadore of Lafayette, and Carstin (Lydell) Isadore, Sydrell Isadore, and Clifford Harrison, all of Lake Charles; and a host of grand-children and great-grand-children.

            His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. The Rev. E.L. Garner will officiate. Visitation is from 10 a.m. Saturday, in the church. His body will be cremated under the direction of Combre Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that O.C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Jan 1933, last residence Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.

 

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OBADIAH ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1991 (incomplete) and September 1992

 

            Obadiah Alford on Tuesday, June 12, 1991 at 7:06 p.m. Brother of the late Ezra Alford. Cousin of Gussie A. Fortinberry. Age 77 years. A native of Washington Parish, LA and resident of Metairie, LA.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from the funeral home of Jacob Schoen & Son, Inc., 3827 Canal Street at North Scott, on Tuesday, June 18, 1991 at 12 o’clock noon. Interment Biloxi National Cemetery at 2:oo p.m. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Obadiah Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 August 1913, but that his death date was 15 June1991.

            Obadiah was the son of Frederick Ellis Alford and Tabitha Arvazine Warner.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Obadiah 1913 LA1, Frederick Ellis 1880 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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OBERA CUTRER ALFORD

Aunt of James B. Alford, AAFA #0629

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 23 February 1990

 

            Alford, Obera Cutrer—Died 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 1990, at Pike Memorial Hospital, Kentwood. She was 78, a native of St. Martinville and resident of East Fork.

            Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Shady Hurst. Burial in Lewiston Cemetery.

            Survived by a sister, Homera Cutrer, Kentwood; a brother, Bascom Cutrer, Kentwood; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by husband, Mire E. Alford; a sister, Mildred C. Alford; and a brother, Randolph Cutrer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Obera C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 17 May 1911, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, but her death date is listed as 4 Feb 1990.

            See the obituary of her sister Mildred Cutrer Alford in this compilation.

 

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ODELL ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 17 December 1980

 

            Alford, Odell—Died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1980, at E.S. Pike Memorial Hospital, Kentwood. He was 73, a native of Washington Parish anda resident of Mt. Hermon. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Visiting after 10 a.m. Thursday at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, Mt. Hermon. Religious services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Nadine McMillan Alford, Mt. Herman [sic]; four sisters, Mrs. Oree Powell and Mrs. Pearline Fuller, both of Bogalusa, Mrs. Marie Smith, Chicago, and Mrs. Ruth King, Laurel, Miss.; three uncles, Herbert Alford, Bogalusa, and Otis Alford, New Orleans, Lucius “Bud” Brock, Mt. Herman [sic]; a number of nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Nolan B. and Dixie Brock Alford, two brothers, Buell and Harlon Alford.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odell Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Sept 1907 and died _____ Dec 1980, last residence Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nadine MacMillan Alford; father, Nolan Bannon Alford; grandfather John Griffin Alford; and brother Harlon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Odell 1907 LA1, Nolan Bannon 1883 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ODILEE ANNA ALFORD MILLER

 

From AAFA files

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 28 March 1992

 

            Miller, Odilee Alford “Maw Maw”—Died 11:05 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 1992, at Earl K. Long Medical Center emergency room. She was 80, a native of Mount Hermon and a resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired East Louisiana State Hospital employee.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Visiting at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday and after 10 a.m. Sunday. Religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial in Morris Cemetery, Mount Hermon.

            Survived by five daughters, Elizabeth “Libby” Herman, Mableton, Ga., Phomas “Pam” Deblieux, Baton Rouge, Bonnie Clary, Denham Springs, Katie White, New Roads, and Gaylor Wilson, Magnolia, Miss.; a son, Norman Miller Sr., Walker; a sister, Hasstleteen [sic: Haseltine] Tyson, Mableton; a brother, A.D. “Buddy” Alford, Mount Hermon; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by husband, Lindsey Miller.

 

Photo from Oscar Morris Cemetery, Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odilee Miller (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 Jan 1913, last residence, Baton Rouge, LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alonzo Seaborn Alford and Florence Inez Morris Alford; her siblings Alonzo Duvoix Alford, Cathaleen Ouida Alford, and Audelle Alford Boyd; and her grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Odilee 1913 LA1, Alonzo Seaborn 1891 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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OLA LILLIAN ALFORD ELLISON

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—2 January 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Lillian Ellison, 83, were held Monday, December 31, at 2 p.m., in Warren Meadows Chapel. Interment followed in Ft. Jesup Cemetery….

            She passed away Sunday, December 30, at Heritage Manor #1 in Many.

            Mrs. Ellison worked for Dr. Arthur Tramel, local dentist, and was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church, and American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of Ft. Jesup Cemetery Committee.

            She is survived by her husband, Charlie Vert Ellison of Many; one daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Warren Heard of Logansport; four sisters, Lela Lowe of Many, Addie Petty of Many, Ruth Dees of Lake Charles, Audrey Wenner, also of Lake Charles; one grandchild, Deborah Heard of Logansport; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ola Ellison (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 January 1907.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith Alford; and eight of her nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees—in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ola Lillian 1907 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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OLENA JOHNWELL ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—11 March 2006

 

            Olena Johnwell Alfred, 83, of Lake Charles, La., died March 10, 2006, Fondel Memorial Chapel, Lake Charles, La.

 

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Photos from Rose Hill Cemetery, Fenton, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles T. Baggett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Olena J. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Aug 1922, last residence Fenton, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA.

 

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OLGA LUCILLE KILBY ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Tuesday, 4 October 2005

 

Olga Lucille Alford, 80

 

            Olga Lucille Alford of West Monroe, a homemaker, died Monday [October 3]. Private family services will be held today under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe. Burial will be at Twin Cities Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Photos from Bogue Twin Cities Memorial Gardens, West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Olga K. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 May 1925, last residence Ruston, Lincoln Parish, LA.

            Her husband’s lineage, from Ancestry.com, Alford Family Tree: Franklin John 1919 LA1, Ralph 1891 LA2, James Buttford 1848 GA3, Benjamin 1822 GA4.

 

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OLLIE ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

From AAFA files

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—12 March 1948

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Death claimed Mrs. L.L. Williams, age 65, at her home in Florien following a short illness. Last rites were conducted from Prospect Methodist Church near Florien 3 p.m. Wednesday of last week….

            Interment was under direction Massingill funeral home.

            Pallbearers were: Haywood Williams, Edward Williams, Herald Williams, Joe Rains, J.M. Abington and T.M. Phillips.

            Surviving relatives include: husband, L.L. Williams, Florien; brother, Curtis Alford, Haughton; sister, Mrs. Sid Hendricks, Many.

 

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Photo from Prospect Cemetery, Florien, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BATexan

 

AAFA NOTES: This is Ollie Alford, born 30 July 1883, youngest child of William Theodore Alford and Margaret Maximillion. Her husband was Lemuel L. Williams, Dec. 6, 1876–Apr. 23, 1964.

            See the obituaries of Ollie’s brother William A. Alford; and sisters Leatha Alford Hendricks and Samantha Alford Parrot in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ollie 1883 LA1, William Theodore 1832 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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OLLIE MAE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 7 February 1962

 

            Entered into rest on Sunday, February 4, 1962, at 5:05 a.m., Mrs. Ollie Alford of 2120 Thalia St., beloved wife of Parnel Alford Sr., mother of Mrs. Ida Babino, Mrs. Joella, Yvonie, Shirley, Ollie Mues, Parnel Jr. and Hollies Alford, grandmother of Catrina Babino, mother -in-law of Lester Babino, survived by one sister, four brothers and other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also pastor, officers and members of Mt. Zion Lutheran church, Local No. 1419, ILA, are invited to attend the funeral.

            Services from Louisiana Undertaking Company, Inc., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave., on Thursday, February 8, 1962, at 12:30 o’clock p.m. followed by religious services at Mt. Zion Lutheran church, 1409 Simon Bolivar Ave., at 1 p.m., Rev. Victor E. Mortiz officiating.

            Interment in Carrollton cemetery.

            Wake services Wednesday night, February 7, 1962, at the above named funeral home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Parnel Alford Sr.; and son Hollis Alford in this compilation.

 

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OPAL LOUISE ALFORD SCHILLECI

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—5 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Louise Alford Schilleci on Thursday, April 1, 1999 at 12:10pm. Age 74 years. Beloved wife of the late John A. Schilleci. Mother of Martin Venezia and Melinda Pittman. Daughter of the late Bessie Pierce Ramsey Alford and Arthur Irving Alford Sr. Sister of Juanita A Siesky, Gloria A. Corrente, Arthur I. Alford Jr., Rev. Jay T. Alford, Bobby Jay Alford, Louis Ray Alford, the late Griffin Rainey Alford and Jackie Alford. Grandmother of Gina M., John A., and Teresa A. Venezia, Michael Eric, Matthew John and Marc Benjamin Groetsch and Zachary Joseph Pittman. Beloved cousin of Philomene S. Bagert and May Gio S. Monteleone. Devoted second-mother of Mary Dulaney. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel, 5200 Canal Blvd, (adjacent to Greenwood Cemetery) on Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at 1:00pm....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Arthur Irving Alford Jr. and Jackie Ronald Alford in this compilation, where her name is listed as Opal Louise. We included the obituaries of her brothers Jay Thomas Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and Griffin Rainey Alford in District of Columbia Obituaries, where she is listed as Opal Schilleci.

 

1930 CENSUS

District 15, Madison Co., TN, dwelling #261

 

Arthur Alford       head         42      TN TN TN   age 32 at first marriage

                                                                              street car factory

Bessie                    wife          25      TN TN TN   age 15 at first marriage

Juanita                   dau             7      TN TN TN

Opal Louise           dau             5      TN TN TN

Arthur Jr.               son     1-5/12      TN TN TN

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Opal Louise 1924 TN1, Arthur Irving 1887 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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ORA MAE BURCH ALFORD

Mother of Faye Alford Swan, AAFA #0220, and Delores Alford Thomas, AAFA #0641

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, MS—Tuesday, 2 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

MT. HERMON, WASHINGTON PARISH, LA—Ora Mae Alford, 85, a homemaker, died of cardiac arrest Friday at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton, La.

            Graveside services were Sunday at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemertery in Warnerton, La. Hartment-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown, Miss., handled arrangements.

            Survivors include: husband, Berchel; son Wiley Alford of Portland, Tenn.; daughters, Delores Thomas [AAFA #0641] of McComb and Faye Swan [AAFA #0220] of Starkville; and six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ora Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 May 1910.

            See the obituary of her husband, Berchel Lazar Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ORLENA MAE ALFORD WOODARD

Aunt of James Michael Alford, AAFA #0661

 

RICHLAND BEACON-NEWS

Rayville, Richland Parish, LA—12 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

DELHI—Funeral services for Orlena M. Alford Woodard, 87, of Delhi, Louisiana, were held Friday, August 6, 1999 at 10 a.m. in the Cox Funeral Home Chapel in Delhi.... Burial followed in the Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Homes of Delhi.

            Mrs. Woodard died Wednesday, August 4, 1999 at the Richland Parish Hospital in Delhi.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, L.P. “Jack” Woodard, and a brother, Gus Alford. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Delhi, where she was very active in numerous church activities and was also actively involved in various Civic organizations during her lifetime....

            Survivors include her daughters, Jo Ann Woodard of Delhi, LA and Jean M. “Beanie” Smith and her husband, Jerry of Vicksburg, MS; her grandsons—Lane Smith, Jason Smith and Heath Smith, all of Vicksburg, MS; and special nephews, Dr. Mike Alford of Charleston, SC [AAFA #0661] and Jack Holmes of Dothan, AL.

            Serving as pallbearers were Lane Smith, Jason Smith, Heath Smith, Dub Sumner and John Howard.

 

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Photo from Delhi Masonic Cemetery, Delhi, Richland Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Klemm Pinckard

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Orlena Woodard (SS issued in LA) was born 9 August 1912.

            See the obituaries of her father, Augustus L. Alford Sr.; and brother Augustus L. Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Orlena was born in Columbia, Caldwell Parish, LA, the daughter of Augustus L. Alford and Ollie M. Traylor.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Probable Known Descendants of Benjamin Alford b. about 1740 NC.

            Her lineage: Orlena Mae 1912 LA1, Augustus L. 1871 MS2, James Madison 1846 MS3, Ferney 1795 NC4, (unknown) about 1760 NC5, Benjamin about 1740 NC?6.

 

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OSCAR ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT JOURNAL

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—7 February 1938

 

            Funeral services for Oscar Alfred, 69, planter, of Bethany, who died at his home at 11:20 am Sunday, were to be held Monday at 2 pm at the Providence Baptist Church, with the Rev. E.E. Smith and Rev. W.F. Nash officiating. Interment will be in the Providence Cemetery under the direction of the Osborn Funeral Home.

            He is survived by his wife; two sons, S G. Alfred, Bethany and O.D. Alfred, Shreveport; one daughter, Mrs. M.W. Ellis, Bethany; four brothers, Joe, Glenn, Warren and the Rev. T.S. Alfred; one sister, Betty Alfred; and five grandchildren.

            Active pallbearers will be Fred, Griffen, Marvis, Norman, Martel, Lake, Ralph and Jack Alexander, all nephews of Mr. Alfred….

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Mollie Alexander Alfred; son Oscar Dewey Alfred; mother, Susan D. Hudson Alfred; and siblings Joe C. Alfred and Elizabeth “Bettie” Alfred in this compilation.

            This obituary is from The Journal, Fourth Quarter 2001 (Vol. XIII, No. 4), “Providence Baptist Cemetery [Caddo Parish],” by Wanda Volentine Head. It states his dates: 5 February 1869–6 February 1938.

            His ALFRED lineage: Oscar 1869 LA1, Warren 1816 NC2.

 

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OSCAR DEWEY ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT JOURNAL

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—24 November 1979

 

            Services for Oscar Dewey Alfred, 82, of Route 2, Greenwood, were scheduled for 10 am today at Rose-Neath Funeral Home’s Southside Chapel with the Rev. Steve Rainey, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, officiating. Mr. Alfred died at 11:45 pm Thursday at Willis-Knighton Medical Center after a brief illness.

            A native of Greenwood, Mr. Alfred worked at Louisiana Bank and Trust Co. for 52 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Ocye Alfred of Greenwood; sons, Richard Alfred of Shreveport and Gerald Alfred of Oklahoma City, Okla; daughters, Mrs. Vance Bailes and Mrs. Ted Haynes, both of Greenwood; sister, Mrs. B.B. Ellis of Shreveport; brother Schumpert Alfred of Bethany; and 11 grandchildren.

 

 

 

Photos from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Oscar Alfred and Mollie Alexander Alfred, in this compilation.

            This obituary is from The Journal, Fourth Quarter 2001 (Vol. XIII, No. 4), “Providence Baptist Cemetery [Caddo Parish],” by Wanda Volentine Head. It states his dates: 21 November 1897–22 November 1979; his marriage date: 16 June 1928; and his wife’s name, Oyce Parker.

            His ALFRED lineage: Oscar Dewey 1897 LA1, Oscar 1869 LA2, Warren 1816 NC3.

 

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OSCAR EDWIN ALFORD

 

WINN PARISH ENTERPRISE / NEWS-AMERICAN

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—6 December 1972

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Oscar E. Alford, 72, of Winnfield were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kilpatrick’s Funeral Home of West Monroe…. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery. Mr. Alford died Sunday, December 3, 1972 in a local hospital following a long illness.

            He was a retired life insurance and real estate salesman for A.J. Lester Co. A native of McComb, Miss., he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winnfield, a Mason, and a Shriner, and a member of the Knights of Pythias.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Oscar E. Alford of Winnfield; one son, Alton Thompson of Winnfield; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas R. Crosby of Cocoa, Fla., and Mrs. Gloria Godbee of Valdosta, Ga.; two brothers, Sam Alford and Tom Alford, both of McComb, Miss.; two sisters, Miss Smythe Alford and Mrs. Lanelle Pottroff, both of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ray Davis, C.E. Pickering, Ed Grigg, Marvin Haley, Rodney Haley, and Alvin Haley.

 

Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oscar Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 12 August 1900.

            His parents were Needham Nugent Alford and Rozzilla Selena Felder, married Dec. 8, 1864 in Amite Co., MS. Oscar, age 29, is listed with parents Nugent and Rosa Alford on the 1930 census in Pike Co, MS. In 1920, N.N. and Rosa Alford are in Pike Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Oscar’s lineage: Oscar Edwin 1900 MS1, Needham Nugent 1872 MS2, Seaborn John 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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OSCAR RILEY ALFORD

Father of William Joseph “W.J.” Alford, AAFA #0138

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—24 May 1963

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Last rites for Doctor O.R. Alford, age 82, who died May 20, was conducted at Shady Grove Methodist Church near Bellwood at 4 p.m., May 21…. Interment was in Shady Grove Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were Ray, and Rile Alford, Ray Leach, Leroy Fenter, Buddy Wilson, and Julian Headley.

            Survivors are four sons, Harold Alford of U.S. Army, W.J., and Wallace Alford, both of Houston, Maurice Alford of Wilmar, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Winnie Fenter of Baytown, Texas, Mrs. Camille Wilson of Florien, Mrs. Sibyl Headley of Schulenburg, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Alford of Leesville.

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Swire Knapp

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bertha A. Sparks Alford; his chidren Harold Milton Alford and Willie Mae Alford Fenter; his brothers Ross Coleman Alford and Lawrence Alford; and his half-brother Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sons Clifton Maurice Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Wallace Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Oscar Riley, born 31 Dec 1880, was the son of William Riley Alford and Angeline Jane Duggan Gandy. The death date on his gravestone does not agree with the death date in his obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Oscar Riley 1880 LA1, William Riley 1842 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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OTIS E. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—8 June 1979

 

            Otis E. (Buster) Alford, on Thursday morning, June 7, 1979 at 5:15 o’clock, beloved husband of Josephine Gentry, father of Eugene, Al and Henry Alford, Mrs. Michael (Marie) Daigrepont, Mrs. Orval (Sue) Kalb and Mrs. Rodney (Mary) Lange, brother of Paul Thompson, Mrs. Bernie Bennett of Ponchatoula, La. and Mrs. Vera Woods of Tylertown, Ms., grandfather of Rodney and Craig Lange, age 64 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family also employees of Merit Cleaners and Instant Whip Co. are invited to attend the funeral services from McMahon-Coburn-Briede, 600 Moss St. on Friday afternoon, June 8, 1979 at 2:30 o’clock followed by religious services at the funeral home. Interment Hope Mausoleum. Friends may call on Friday after 8 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Josephine Gentry Alford; and daughter Marie Alford Daigrepont in this compilation.

 

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OTIS KENNER “TED” ALFORD

 

Source unknown (obtained online at http://www.obitcentral.com)

Jackson Parish, LA—_____ November 2000

 

            Otis Kenner “Ted” Alford, 85, of Jonesboro, LA was born June 30, 1915 in Goldonna [Natchitoches Parish], LA and passed away Monday, November 6, 2000 in Jackson Parish Hospital. Funeral services were Thursday, November 9, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in Jonesboro Cemetery under the directions of Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Mr. Alford was a retired bag tender.

            He is survived by his wife, Artie Ethel Alford; 1 son, Delane Alford and wife Wilda; 2 daughters, Irma Ashcraft and husband Patrick, all of Jonesboro, LA, and Virginia Ann Self and husband Ronnie of Crossett, AR; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Alan Ashcraft, Wade Ashcraft, Preston Ashcraft, Timothy Ashccraft, Doug Self, Craig Self and Matt Jacobs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Otis Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, LA.

            Otis was the son of Warren Lee Alford and his third wife, Lee Anna Dean.

 

1930 Census

Police Jury Ward 2 (District 4), Jackson Parish, LA

Dwelling #13, Family #14

 

Lee A. Alford (f)  head   54      LA US US   widow    age 16 at first marriage

Virgil E.                son      19      LA MS LA

William L.             son      17      LA MS LA

Jessie D.                son      17      LA MS LA

Otis K.                  son      15      LA MS LA

W.L.                      son      10      LA MS LA

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Otis Kenner 1915 LA1, Warren Lee 1868 MS2, Julius C. 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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OTTO BAMBERT ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 13 May 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Otto B. Alford, 86, a resident of Route Two, Mt. Hermon, died at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8th, at his residence.

            A member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Selma A. Alford.

            He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jimie Nell Weick of Jefferson and Miss Joan Alford of Franklinton; two sisters, Mrs. Angie Simmons of Franklinton and Mrs. Allie Bulloch of Denham Springs; two grandsons, Wayne P. Weick of Mr. Hermon and Glenn V. Weick of Destrehan; and six great-grandchildren.

            The body lay in state at the Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton unti the time for funeral services, which were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10th, in the funeral home chapel....

            Interment followed in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            Pallbearers were Bob Reedy, Leroy Miller, Malcolm Alford, Scott Reedy, David Alford and Devon Miller.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Otto Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 July 1900.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Hugh Ginn Alford and Rosa Holliday Alford; and sisters Allie Jane Alford Bulloch and Margaret Angie Alford Simmons in this compilation.

            His middle name is from AAFA records.

            His wife, Selma Esther Alford Alford, was the daughter of Joseph Benjamin Alford and Rosa Ann Burch Alford, whose obituaries are in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Otto B. 1900 LA1, Hugh Ginn 1857 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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PARNEL ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 5 February 1969

 

            Parnel Alford Sr., on Monday, February 3, 1969, at 11:15 o’clock a.m., beloved husband of Mrs. Delia May Alford, father of Parnel Jr., Hollis, Shirley Mae, Ollie Mae and Theresa Alford, Mrs. Ida B. Babino, Mrs. Joeella Hudson and Mrs. Yvonne Babino, stepfather of Robert Earl Williams, brother of Henry L. Alford, Mrs. Beatrice Williams, Joeella Bland, Roscoe Alford, Ethel Watkins, Colene Alford, Mary Lee Williams and Mary Madeline Alford, stepson of Mrs. Ella Alford, also survived by 18 grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also pastor, officers and members of Greater Mt. Rose Baptist Church and general Longshore Workers ILA Local 1419, are invited to attend the funeral.

            Services from Geddes Richards Funeral Home, 2000 Louisiana Avenue. Religious services at the parlor on Thursday, February 6, 1969 at 11 o’clock a.m. Rev. J. S. Duncan, officiating.

            Interment in Holt Cemetery. Wake services Wednesday night, February 5, 1969 at the parlor. Arrangements by Geddes Richards Runeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Parnel Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 June 1913 and died _____ Feb 1969, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ollie Mae Alford; son Hollis Alford; and brother Henry Lee Alford in this compilation.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1920 census in Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA: Shirley Alford (m) 37 LA; wife Delphine 34 MS; and children, all b. MS: Booker T. 15, Fletcher 11, Cyntha 10, Lee 8, Parnell 6, and Shirley Jr. 4-6/12.

            In 1910 Shirley, Delphine, and 4 children are in Pike Co., MS.

 

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PASCHAL EDWARD “PETE” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 1 October 1988

 

            Alford, Pete—Died 6:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 1988, at E.S. Pike Memorial Hospital, Kentwood. He was 71, a native of Amite County, Miss., and resident of Kentwood. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 8 to 10:40 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at East Fork Baptist Church, 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Ed Campbell. Burial in East Fork Cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Mrs. Trenia S. Alford, Kentwood; four sons, Pete Alford, Otis Alford and Tim Alford, all of Kentwood, and Pat Alford, Port Allen; a brother, Ellis Alford, Osyka, Miss.; a stepson, Shane Langston, Terry, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Tammy Pierce, Florence, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Kennedy, McComb, Miss., and Mrs. Mildred Prestridge, Osyka, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren.

            Preceded in death by first wife, Martha C. Alford; and two sisters.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Martha Cutrer Alford; and his great-grandson Jude Michael Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Paschal Edward “Pete” 1917 LA1, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA2, Isaac E. 1848 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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PATSY RUTH ALFORD DEDON

 

[A very similar article was published the same day in The Daily News, Bogalusa, LA.]

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 22 July 2005

 

            Patsy Alford Dedon, a resident of Mount Hermon, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2005, at Riverside Medical Center. She was 67, a retired sergeant from Washington Correctional Institute in Angie, and a member of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Ralph “Red” Dedon, Mount Hermon; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Rita “Lynn” Bankston, Mount Hermon; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Ronald Pulliam, Cleveland, Tenn.; six grandchildren and spouses, Ashley and Teddy Joe Fortenberry, Cynthia Dillon, and Kelly Dale Dillon, all of Magnolia, and Melissa and Jeremy Corkern, Jeffery Ray “J.R.” Bankston, and Shelbi Bankston, all of Mount Hermon; three great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, J. Paul and Barbara Alford, Mount Hermon; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary Ella “Toby” and Bob Smith, Eleanor “Pete” and J.W. “Doc” Schilling, and Delores Corkern, all of Mount Hermon; four stepchildren, eight stepgrandchildren, three stepgreat-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, J.P. and Connie Wilkes Alford.

            Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, on Friday, July 22, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.... Interment in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Photo from Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patsy A. Dedon (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 July 1938, last residence Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Connie Wilkes Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Patsy Ruth 1938 LA1, J.P. 1909 LA2, Burton Putnam 1887 LA3, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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PAULINE ALFORD WORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Thursday, 18 July 2002

 

Pauline Alford Word, 72

 

RAYVILLE [Richland Parish]—Pauline Alford Word, a homemaker, died Wednesday [July 17]. The funeral is 2 p.m. today at Start Baptist Church. Visitation is 1 p.m. today until service time at the church. Burial is at Wynn Island Cemetery, near Start, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Rayville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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PEARL GRANT ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—21 February 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Grant Alford, 79, were held Wednesday, February 14, at 2 p.m., in the Warren Meadows Chapel. Interment followed in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home….

            Mrs. Alford passed away at Sabine Medical Center in Many, on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

            She is survived by one sister, Thelma Monk of Leesville; and numerous nieces, nephews, and lots of friends.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pearl Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 July 1910.

            See the obituary of her husband, Morrison Ray Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PEGGY JILL ALFORD LORE

Sister of William Raley Alford, Jr., AAFA #0061

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 25 September 2009

 

 

            Jill Lore passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009. She was 58. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent J. Lore, Jr. She was the daughter of the late William Raley Alford and Bernice Alford Adkisson. She was the mother of Brad W. Lore and the step-mother of Wallace J. Lore and the late Lane V. Lore. She was the mother-in-law of Angela Rotolo Lore and Karen Ahser Lore. She was the grandmother of Brad W. Lore II, Lane Lore, Lauren Lore, and Kyle Scala. She was the sister of Judy Skipper, William Raley Alford II, and the late Johnny Alford. She will be sadly missed by a host of family and friends, particularly her dear friend Rulane Fraught. She was a long time employee of Fidelity Homestead.

            Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St., on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM. Visitation will begin at 12:00 PM. Interment will be in Garden of Memories. An online guest register is available at www.schoencanalstreet.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Peggy Lore (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 Oct 1950, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Raley Alford Sr. and Bernice Angeline Cook Alford Adkisson, in this compilation, where she is listed as Peggy Jill.

            Her probable lineage: Peggy Jill 1950 ?? 1, William Raley 1917 AL2, Josiah/Joseph S. 1878 AL3, Tilman R. 1856 AL4.

 

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PEGGY YVONNE PLUMMER ALFORD

Wife of Willie Joe “Billy Joe” Alford, AAFA #0325

 

PONCHATOULA ENTERPRISE

Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—9 February 2000

 

HAMMOND—A graveside service for Peggy Plummer Alford, 66, sister of William E. Plummer of Ponchatoula, were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Meridian (Miss.) Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died Sunday, Jan. 30, in Baton Rouge General Hospital.

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Peggy P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 May 1933, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her infant son Michael Joseph Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her memorial at FindAGrave.com, which states that she was born in Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS, the daughter of James Hull Plummer and Mobile Doyle Plummer.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Willie Joe 1933 MS1, Dewey Hobson 1898 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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PERCY GEORGE ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—21 April 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mr. Percy George Alford, 82, died at Sabine Medical Center of Many on April 16, 1988.

            Services were held at Antioch Baptist Church on April 17 at 4 p.m…. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Alford; three sisters, Dale Tarpley, Mittie Randolph and Nell Maxey.

            Survivors include two sons, Jerry Wayne Alford of Many and Truett Alford of Florien; three sisters, Velma Ammons, Nettie Maxey and Bertha Hippler, all of Many.

            Pallbearers included Wilson Brumley, George Maxey, Ben Cutter, Jack Pilcher, Freddie Hippler and D. Killian.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Percy Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 June 1905.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eula May Ramsey Alford; parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Delma Mae Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, and Velma Alford Ammons in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Percy George 1905 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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PHILIP RAY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 13 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Philip Ray—An information technology director at Gulf Coast Analytical Laboratories, he died at 3:05 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 1998, at Ollie Steele Burden Manor from complications resulting from a heart attack. He was 36, a resident of Baton Rouge, and a native of Chesbrough. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.... Graveside services at Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

            Survived by mother, Ruth Hart Engels, Chesbrough; father, Wendall Alford, California; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Albert and Victoria Alford, Medford, OR, and Alan and Ladye Alford, Mobile AL; and a foster sister, Jammie Effler, Louisville KY. Pallbearers will be Rob Bennett, Ronnie Hodges, Kurt Gautreau, Sidney Vaughn, Caesar Marroquin, Whit Murrill and Minos Ponville. Preceded in death by stepfather, Frederick “Fritz” Engels. Honarary pallbearers are Judge Richard Anderson, Pat Bryne, and Luke Jefferson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Philip R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 October 1961.

 

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PHYLLIS HUGHES ALFORD ALFORD

Wife of William Cornelius “Bill” Alford, AAFA #0631

 

Photo from McKneely Funeral Home

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Washington Parish, LA—22 February 2011

 

            Phyllis Hughes Alford—A native and long time resident of Roseland, she entered into eternal rest surrounded by her daughter and son-in-law at North Oaks Medical Center on February 17, 2011 at the age of 91.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Staff Sergeant Hollis M. Alford who was killed in World War II; her second husband, William “Bill” Alford; her mother, Julia S. Hughes; father, Thomas Gordon Hughes; brother, John “Jack” Hughes.

            She is survived and will be greatly missed by her only daughter, Mary Lou Alford Caceres and son-in-law, Isidro Pierre Caceres, Terrytown; grandchildren, Simone Caceres Ponish, Roseland, Kirk Caceres, Mobile, AL and Keith Caceres, Terrytown. She leaves behind two beautiful great-granddaughters, Coral-Lyn Ponish, Los Angeles, CA and Gabrielle Caceres, Harahan.

            Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 110 E. Factory St., Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011. Services conducted by Rev. Gaylord Dodgen and Pastor Jeff McKneely. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

            For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

 

 

Photos from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phyllis H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Dec 1919, last residence Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, William Cornelius “Bill” Alford, in this compilation.

            Phyllis was the daughter of T. Gordon Hughes and Julia Mae Street.

            Phyllis and Bill were married on 1 Jan 1985.

            “Alfords at D-Day,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994, pp. 52–53, is an article about her first husband, Hollis Maury Alford, killed in the 1944 invasion of France.

 

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PRESTON HORN ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 5 September 1951

 

MISSISSIPPI RITES HELD FOR PRESTON H. ALFORD

 

            Funeral services were held Saturday for Preston Horn Alford, 82, who died Friday at Jackson, La.

            A member of the Methodist church, he had served as town marshal for five years.

            Last rites were observed at the Crosby, Miss., Methodist church with the Revs. T. Hightower, of Crosby, and W.R. Irvin, of Jackson, officiating. Burial was in the Hollywood cemetery at McComb, Miss.

            Survivors include four sons, Hugh Milton and J.D. of Ponchatoula, Floyd of Baxterville, Miss., and Stewart of Jackson; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Farrell of Crosby, and Mrs. Hattie Carthan, Mrs. Mellie Martin, Mrs. Dewey KirKS [sic: Kirby] and Mrs. Agnes Conrad, all of Jackson; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/322/37040306_135327123918.jpg

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Agnes Sue Alford Conrad, Annie Laura Alford Kirby, Hattie Alford Carthan, Mellie Alford Martin, and Stewart A. “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Preston Horn 1864 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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RACHEL W. ALFORD JOHNSON

 

OUACHITA CITIZEN

Ouachita, Ouachita Parish, LA—Thursday, 20 December 2007

 

            Mrs. Rachel Johnson, 75, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, 2007.

            Her funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe with Rev. Willie Parker officiating. Interment was in Twin Cities Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Sunday evening.

            Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Jessie Dale Johnson; sons, Ralph Edward Alford and Richard Joe Alford; grandchildren, Jody Alford, Marie Alford, Ralph E. Alford II, Dustin H. Alford, Shalayna C. Alford Goza and John M. Alford; great-grandchildren, Brian E. May, Destiny M. Alford, Faith Lee Alford, Victoria Rose French and Bryant T. Alford; sisters, Aileen and Patsy; and brothers, Earl, Don and Neil.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Floyd Gilmer Alford.

            Pallbearers were family members and friends.

            Online condolences: www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel W. Johnson (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 April 1932, last residence West Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her son Floyd Gilmer Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her first husband, Floyd Gilmer Alford Sr., in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Floyd Gilmer 1923 LA1, Gilmer 1896 LA2, Taylor Harris 1869 LA3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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RALPH ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 21 April 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Alford, Ralph—Died Sunday, April 20, 1986, at his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 72, a native of Mount Hermon. He was a retired pipefitter with Local 198.

            Visiting at Hollabaugh–Spindle Wooddale Memorial Chapel, 8 a.m. to religious services at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by wife, Laura Brumfield Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Priscilla Alford, Baton Rouge; a sister, Laura Alford, Franklinton; a brother, Malcolm Alford, Mount Hermon; two grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by a son, Richmond Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Edmond Seal, Scott and Jimmy Brumfield, Harold Miller, Bill Peterson, and Paul Alford.

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny Adair

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI r ecords show that Ralph Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 June 1913.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Laura Mae Brumfield Alford; brother Malcolm B. Alford; sisters-in-law Claudie McElveen Alford and Connie Wilkes Alford; and brother-in-law Roscoe Lampton Alford in this compilation.

            He was the son of Burton Putman “Birtie” Alford and Emma Bullock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ralph 1913 LA1, Burton Putman 1887 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RALPH ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—15 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Ralph—A retired custodian and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 49 and a native of Louisiana.

            Survived by his wife, Glenda M. Palmer; mother, Joan E. Alford; two daughters, Marchere R. Johnson and Tamica M. Alford; a son, Jamar M. Alford; a son-in-law, Casey D. Johnson; a sister, Brenda A. Mitchell; two sisters-in-law, Gwen Alford and Mary Alford; two brothers, Cal E. Alford and Gregory Alford; a brother-in-law, Edward Mitchell; and a grandchild, Allegra B. Johnson.

            Preceded in death by his father, Ned Alford Jr.; and a cousin, Donald Sanders.

            He was a 1968 graduate of Capitol Senior High School.

            Hall’s Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RALPH DAVIS ALFORD

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 March 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Alford, Ralph D.—Died 6:10 p.m. Friday, March 24, 1989, at Seventh Ward General Hospital, Hammond. He was 80, a native of Sunny Hill and resident of Bolivar. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 9 a.m. to religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday…. Burial in Spring Creek Cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Margie B. Alford, Bolivar; two sons, Gaylon Ralph Alford, Bogalusa, and Walton E. Alford, Bolivar; a daughter, Marilyn A. Kelly, Slidell; and 10 grandchildren, Anita Ann, David Ralph, Deborah Lynn, Rebecca R., Robin Lynn, Sherri L. and Wendy E. Alford, Keith Alan, Kevin Dale and Karen Lynette Kelly.

 

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Photo from Spring Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 April 1908.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margie Elizabeth Bankston Alford; his brother Edison Howe Alford; and his grandparents, Mary Emily Magee Alford and William Jack Alford in this compilation.

            Ralph Davis Alford was born in Sunny Hill, Washington Parish, LA, the son of Walton Holmes Alford and Ella Ebelle Varnado. He married Margie Bankston on 16 October 1930 in Walthall Co., MS.

            From a letter sent to AAFA by his wife following Ralph’s death, we learned that Ralph had been ill for over a year. He had made his living on his farm and with his dairy. For a time, he bought, sold, and transported cattele in southern Mississippi and Louisiana. About a year before his death, he fell, hurting a knee on a leg already suffering a blood clot. Inactivity contributed to a weakening condition and worsened his diabetes. He also contracted emphysema and lung cancer (he had smoked most of his life).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ralph Davis 1908 LA1, Walton Holmes 1874 LA2, William Jack 1845 LA3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RALPH T. ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—16 April 1965

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Ralph Theodore Alford, 48, who died in Sulphur, April 11, were held at Oak Hill Baptist Church, Wednesday, April 14.… Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, with Warren Meadows Funeral Home in charge.

            Survivors are his mother, Mrs. L.D. Alford of Hallettsville, Tex.; two sons, Ralph E. Alford of Okinawa, Billy Alford of San Antonio; one daughter, Mrs. Elaine Wigginton of El Campo, Tex.; one brother, Lawrence Alford of Alice, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. F.L. Timm of Hallettsville, Tex., Mrs. J.L. Wilson of Marshall.

            Pallbearers were Harry Walker, Calvin Carroll, Floyd Peterson, Quinton Brandon, Howard Blackwell, and Cliff Ammons.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer Bob Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 February 1917.

            Ralph was the son of Lawrence Drake Alford and Ava Menter. The name of his wife is not known, but AAFA does have names of three children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ralph Theodore 1917 LA1, Lawrence Drake 1894 LA2, John Waddell 1860 LA3, William Theodore 1832 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RANDALL HAROLD ALFORD

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, MS—24 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Funeral services for Randall H. Alford, 41, of New Orleans, were July 19, 2003, at Hartman Funeral Home Chapel…. He died July 17, 2003, at New Orleans.

            Alford was the former manager of Hawthorn Inn & Suites in McComb and a former member of McComb Rotary Club. He was office manager of Hilton Garden Inn and community marketing agent for Avenue Plaza Hotel of Fairfield Resorts in New Orleans.

            He attended Walthall Academy, Southwest Community College and the University of New Orleans. He was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church.

            He was born March 23, 1962, at Tylertown, son of Faye Q. Alford and the late Harold E. Alford. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by several aunts and uncles, Maurice and Laura Alford, Dalton and Wilda Alford, Gladys Barnes, Donnis Lutrick, Floyd and Ruby Alford, Morris and Dot Howell, Norman O’Quin, Sam Gianforte and Edward Holmes.

            Survivors include his mother; a sister, Esther Jane Alford of McComb; a son, Tanar Harold Alford and his friend, Debbie Alford Guilbeau, both of Tylertown; a niece and nephew, Tyler Scott Alford and Lauren Ashlee Alford, both of McComb; and uncles and aunts, Betty Ann and Bob Jones of Tylertown, Valerite Gianforte of Magnolia, Catherine O’Quin of Tylertown and Lucille Holmes of Holmesville. Pallbearers were Rusty Geller, Paul Barnes, Ken Barnes, Todd Bullock, Guy Geller and James Holmes.

            Honorary pallbearers were Tyler Scott Alford and Lauren Ashlee Alford.

            Burial was in Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery at Progress with Hartman Funeral in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Randall’s mother was Jewel Faye Quinn. His father, Harold E. Alford, was one of ten children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Randall Harold 1962 MS1, Harold E. 1914 MS2, Martin E. 1884 MS3, Needham W. 1848 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RANDY S. ALFORD

 

Photo from Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 19 September 2007

 

            Randy S. Alford passed away on Friday, September 14, 2007 at the age of 29.

            Survivors include, Ashley Arlene Allums; two sons, Hayes Allums Alford and Peyton Jules Alford. Son of Richard and Mary Jo Alford. Brother of Richard Louis Alford, Jr.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Friday, September 21, 2007 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery.... To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 4 January 2006

 

            Ray Alford Sr. died at his residence on Monday, January 2, 2006 at the age of 77. He was a native of Folsom, La and a life long resident of Covington, LA. Mr. Alford served in the United States Navy for 4 years.

            He was the beloved husband of Jean Cook Alford. Father of Ray Alford Jr. of Covington, LA; John Quinn Alford of Covington, LA, Shirley Marie Donald of Covington and Priscilla Lee of Hawkins, TX. Brother of Lucille Martinez and Peggy Taylor and the late Elzie Alford, Walter “Buck” Alford, Gertie Sandifer, Winnie Stafford and Lennie Davis. Son of the late Eva Blackwell Alford and Quinn Alford. Also survived by 10 grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 12:00 p.m. from Bagnell & Son Funeral Home, 75212 Lee Rd., Covington, LA. Interment in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Covington, LA....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ray Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 March 1928, last residence Covington, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his sister Winnie Alford Stafford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Elzie Effie Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            In 1930 the family is in Police Jury Ward 2 (District 4), St. Tammany Parish, LA, dwelling #183: Quinn Alford, age 42 MS, age 22 at first marriage; his wife Dee 34 LA, age 13 at first marriage; and children, all b. LA: Elsey 18 (male), Gertie 17, Walter 14, Winnie 12, Linnie 8,and Rafael [Ray?] 2.

            On Quinn Walter Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 30, a self-employed farmer living in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA. He was born 2 Dec 1886 in Pike Co., MS, and is married with 3 children.

            In 1910 Quinn Alford, age 23 b. LA, is a single boarder living with the Alexander Blackwell family in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish. In 1930 Quinn is living next door to this family. They have a daughter, Eva, who fits the age for Quinn’s wife Dee.

            His lineage: Ray 1928 LA1, Quinn Walter 1886 MS2.

 

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RAYMOND ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Raymond—A resident of Port Allen and retired, he died at 7:45 am. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1996, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 72 and a native of Jackson, Miss. Memorial Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, Port Allen, at 11 a.m. Thursday....

            Survived by wife, Joan Cazes Alford; a daughter and son-in-law, Ramona Therese and Gene B. Katz, Charlotte, N.C.; six sisters, Eleanor Verdier, Elsie James and Martha Dingler, all of Dallas; Olis Ruppert, Houston, Dorothy Neal and Mary Ethel Alford, both of Jackson, Miss.; three brothers, Hugh A. Alford, Livingston, Perry L. Alford, Tyler, Texas, and Lawrence Alford, Dallas.

Preceded in death by parents H.A. and Ella Courtney Alford; and two brothers, W.H. Chris Alford and Emmett E. Alford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 August 1923, last residence Port Allen, West Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his brother Winfred H. “Chris” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Ethel Alford in Mississippi Obituaries; and his brother Hugh Allen Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            In 1930 Raymond 7 MS is listed in Rankin Co., MS, with his parents, Hugh 45 MS and Ella Alford 39 MS, and 9 siblings. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920 and 1910 the family is in Hinds Co., MS.

 

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RAYMOND HALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 13 May 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Halford, Raymond—Died Sunday, May 10, 1992, at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 40, a native and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday.... Dismissal at 11 a.m. Friday. Burial in Southern Memorial Gardens.

            Survived by wife, Linda Williams Halford; father, Willie Halford; a daughter, Malinda Michelle Halford; a son, Raymie Latrell Halford; four sisters, Gloria Kaglear, Nettie Spland, Barbara Singleton and Mary Jean Halford, all of Baton Rouge; a brother, Leon Halford, Springfield; maternal grandmother, Alice Banks, Baton Rouge; father-in-law, Rayford Williams, Baton Rouge; a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by mother, Ethel Banks Halford; and a brother, Clarence Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RAYMOND GENE ALFORD, SR.

Husband of Natha Lee Duncan Alford, AAFA #1229

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Monday, 23 September 2002

 

MT HERMON—Raymond Gene Alford Sr., 73, a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 7:45 p.m. Saturday [September 21] in Good Samaritan Nursing Home. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Natha Lee Duncan Alford of Mt. Hermon; three sons, Raymond G. Alford Jr. of Metairie, Mark A. Alford of Chalmette, and Kevin L. Alford of Baton Rouge; a daughter, Janet Lynn Alford of Baltimore, MD; a sister, Clara Mae Smith of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Lorina Smith Alford; and a brother, Roy Alford.

            Visitation began at 8 a.m. today at Crain Funeral Home. A chapel funeral service was to follow at 11 a.m.... Burial followed in the Smith Cemetery in Mt. Hermon.

 

Photo from Walter L. Smith Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond G. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 Nov 1928, last residence Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his son Mark Alan Alford; his parents, Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford; and his siblings Natalie Alford Sullivan, Roy Smith Alford, and Clara Mae Alford Smith.

            Raymond, who has many cousins in AAFA, was the son of Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith. Raymond’s widow, Natha, joined AAFA after he died.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Raymond Gene 1928 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RENA LACY ALFORD

 

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Photo from her gravestone

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—11 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Rena Lacy Alford, 17, of Florien died Saturday, July 7, 2001, on Hwy 171.

            Rena was born Dec. 24, 1983, in Shreveport, to Rocky Lane Alford and Sherri Kay Jamison. She was a student at Florien High School.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 11, at 10 a.m., in the Florien High School gymnasium. The Revs. Randy Silvertooth, and Raymond Alford will officiate. Burial will follow at the Plainview Cemetery in Florien, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Survivors include her father, Rocky L. Alford of Florien; mother, Sherri Simpson and husband Jon of Many; one sister, Tiffany Smith and husband Dewey of Huntington, W. Virginia; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Jamison of Many; her paternal grandparents, Travis and Betty Alford of Florien; and paternal great grandparents, Cleo and Ruby Alford of Florien.

            She is also survived by her special nieces, Caroline Elizabeth, and Emilie Grace Smith; and a very special and dear friend, Alan Seaman.

            She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, StanleyHilliard Jamison.

 

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Photo from Plainview Cemetery, Hornbeck, Vernon Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Duffie & Kathy Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rena Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 December 1983.

            See the obituaries of her grandmother Betty Louise Teasley Alford; and great-grandfather Travis Cleo Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Rena Lacy 1983 LA1, Rocky Lane 1960 LA2, Travis Edwin 1935 LA3, Travis Cleo 1907 LA4, Litus Ezra 1882 AR5, John P. 1850 GA6, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA7.

 

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REVIA ELIZABETH HENLEY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Sunday, 26 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

Died October 23, 2003

 

BOGALUSA—The funeral service for Revia Alford, age 95, was held yesterday at 11:30 a.m. in the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home chapel …, with interment in Hillview Memorial Gardens….

            A member of the Monroe Street Baptist Church and a resident of Bogalusa, she died Thursday in Ponchatoula.

            She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara Winburn and husband Arvel of Hammond; a daughter-in-law, Frances Alford of Denham Springs; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Audel Alford; a son John Ray Alford; her parents, John and Mary Henley; six sisters and one brother.

 

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Photos from Hillview Memorial Gardens, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dewey Little

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Revia Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 October 1907.

            See the obituary of her son John Ray Alford; and her father-in-law, Joseph Benjamin Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            Revia’s husband, Audel Ray Alford, was born 3 November 1909 in Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA, the son of Joseph Benjamin Alford, born 1876, and Rosa Ann Burch. Audel, died 18 February 1983 in Baton Rouge, LA, and is buried with is wife.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Audel Ray 1909 LA1, Joseph Benjamin 1876 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, J James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RICHARD BOYCE ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—20 December 2010

 

 

            Funeral Services for Richard B. Alford, age 82, will be Monday, December 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Birds Chapel Church in Truxno, LA, with Bro. Bubba Hoggatt and Bro. Bill Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Springhill Cemetery in Oakland, LA.

            Mr. Alford was born October 10, 1928 in Truxno, LA. He was a member of Birds Chapel Church. Mr. Alford is a retired Command Sergeant Major with the U.S. Army. At the age of 18, Mr. Alford joined the Army and after completing basic training in Fort Ord, CA, he attended leadership school where he proved himself as both a leader and an instructor.

            After 5 years of service with the 12th Infantry Division he returned to civilian life. In 1955 he reenlisted in the Army as was assigned to Germany for 16 months with the 10th Infantry Division followed by a 2 1/2 year assignment to Germany under “Operation Gyroscope”. While in Europe, the career soldier was assigned to the 10th Infantry Division NCO Academy as an instructor. He helped several classes develop their leadership potentials as well as inventing ingenious instructional training aids. Probably his most outstanding invention was the device he employed in teaching the setting of headspace and timing of a .50-cal. machine gun.

            A highly trained combat infantryman of the 2nd Infantry Division, Alford was elected “Soldier of the Year” in 1960 and again in 1962. The Soldier of the Year was selected on the basis of record of service, conscientious pursuit of education, decorations and awards, personal appearance and military bearing, instructional ability, a knowledge of customs and traditions of the Army, general military subjects and the history of the 2nd Infantry Division.

            Alford went on to graduate as honor student from the Third U.S.Army NCO Academy in Fort Jackson, SC in 1959, after which he became an instructor. He set an all time record at the Academy by winning two of the three top honors given by the institution.

            With Fort Benning, GA being his home base, his leadership skills and respect for duty impelled him to Vietnam in 1963 and Korea in 1969. In 1970 he returned to Vietnam as an advisior with the Vietnam Advisory Campaign. After returning from Vietnam on his 2nd tour, he relocated to Fort Polk, LA. where he retired from the U.S. Army in 1974.

            Throughout his 25 year career, his knowledge of administrative procedures was exceptional and was constantly demonstrated. His performance of duty gained respect and admiration from his superiors and subordinates alike and reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States. Out of his numerous badges and awards, the most prestigious award achieved by him was the combat infantryman badge.

            The luxuries we enjoy today, both materialistic and untouchable, do not come without a price. U.S. Military men and women encounter some of the most gruesome battles, triumphing over some of the biggest nations to maintain the very freedoms we have today. As U.S. Soldiers, they leave the soil of their own country to save the solid ground we walk on today, forever changing their lives and that of their families.

            Alford is preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Moss Alford, his parents, Ray & Elma Alford of Farmerville, LA and brother, Connie Ray Alford of Truxno, LA.

            Survivors include one son, Ricky Alford and wife (Annie Faye) of Marion, LA., one brother, Lee Royce (Bonnie) Alford of Farmerville, LA, 8 grandchildren, Rollin (Cherub) Alford of Crossett, AR., Ryan (Ginger) Alford of Marion, LA., Dusty Alford of Marion, LA., Brandie O’Brien of Farmerville, LA., Rachel, Patricia, Adam and Anita Lum of Arkansas, and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons, Rollin, Ryan and Dusty Alford, nephews, Jamie, Tracy, and Tim Alford. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Gulley, Bill Nelson Sr., Bill Nelson, Jr., Scotty Booth, and Jim Drummond.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com. Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville, LA.

 

Photo from Spring Hill [Springhill] Cemetery, Union Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Iris Meshell

Photo posted 5 Apr 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (17 Dec 2010) dates of Richard B. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Marion, Union Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Richard Boyce 1928 LA1, Loyd Ray 1899 LA2, Taylor Harris 1869 LA3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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RICHARD CARL “DICK” ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Monday, 24 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

SHREVEPORT, CADDO PARISH, LA—Graveside services for Mr. Richard Carl “Dick” Alford, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at Roberts Cemetery in Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish], LA….

            Mr. Alford passed away Friday, November 21, 2003 at Cornerstone Hospital, Bossier City, LA. He was born in Sunny Hill, LA and has been a resident of Shreveport since May 2001. He was a dairy farmer for the majority of his life before working as a rural postal mail carrier.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his father, Elmer O. Alford; mother, Annie Jane Alford; brothers, Lynell “Boot” Alford and Arthur Harold “Jep” Alford.

            He is survived by his nieces, June and husband Richard Hunter of Shreveport, LA, Ann and husband Terry Quarles of Shreveport, LA, Lana Alford of Maurepas, LA and Gayle Watts; Grady Ridgedell; sister-in-law, Adele Alford of Baton Rouge, LA and numerous great nieces and nephews…. Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Marshall St. Chapel.

 

 

Photos from Roberts Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 November 1919.

            See the obituaries of his father Elmer Oscar Alford; brother Lynell Jesse Alford; and grandparents, Mary Emily Magee Alford and William Jack Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. Both of his parents were Alfords.

            His paternal lineage: Richard Carl 1919 LA1, Elmer Oscar 1876 LA2, William Jack 1845 LA3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            His mother’s lineage: Richard Carl 1919 LA1, Annie Jane 1888 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RITA ALMA CANTRELLE ACOSTA ALFORD

 

Photo from Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 23 September 2008

 

            Rita Cantrelle Acosta Alford Born: May 10, 1921 Died: September 19, 2008

            Rita is preceded in death by her parents John and Alma Cantrelle, by both husbands Second Lieutenant Argent J. Acosta, Jr. of the Army Air Corp in World War II, and Warren H. Alford.

            She is survived by three sons, Argent J. Acosta, III, and Warren H. Jr. and Timothy C. Alford. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Travis, Troy, Tristyn Acosta, Thomas, Terri, Tammy and Jennifer Alford.

            She was looking forward to the birth of her first great-grandchild.

            She worked for U.S. Forest Service Department of Agriculture in both New Orleans and Washington, D.C. for 28 years. She volunteered at New Orleans Museum of Art as a Docent for many years. She was also a volunteer for Tulane Summer Lyric and Kenner River Town. After retiring from the Government, she worked as a bookkeeper at Annunciation Church in Kiln, MS. She received an Associate Degree in Interior Design from Delgado College and she received a General Studies degree from University of New Orleans. She loved to travel in the U.S. and abroad. She enjoyed the Arts. She also enjoyed many aspects of Mardi Gras: Balls, parades, etc. She loved having all of her Granddaughters in the court of the Greater New Orleans Floral Trail.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery), on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:30am until service time. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Charity of your choice, preferred. To sign and view the Family Guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rita C. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Warren H. Alford, in this compilation, which includes her middle name.

 

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RITA ELVINA SEIBERT ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 6 August 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Mrs. Rita Elvina Seibert Alford, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at the age of 88 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Franklinton. She as a resident of Mount Hermon, where she and her husband retired after living many years in Pasadena, Texas. She was a native of Roseland. Funeral service was held at Bogue Chitto Church…. Burial was in church cemetery.

            She is survived by her daughter, and son-in-law, Carolyn and Porter Deupree of Athens, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Linda Alford of Spring, Texas; six grandchildren, Pete Alford, Jenny Alford, Scott and Kevin Deupree, Kelli Pike and Christi Earley; and a sister, Rosa Seibert Miller of Amite.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy S. Alford; parents, Charles and Annie Seibert; two sisters, Annie Mae Miller and Gladys Oliver Rouse; and a brother, Charles Edwin Seibert.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rita Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 August 1913.

            See the obituary of Rita’s husband, Roy Smith Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ROBERT DALE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 15 May 1988

 

            Alford, Robert Dale—Died Friday, May 13, 1988, in Springfield. He was 39, a native of Walker and resident of Springfield. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 8 a.m. to religious services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial in Jerusalem Cemetery, Hammond.

            Survived by wife, Brenda Fairbanks Alford; a daughter, Sharon Alford; a son, Micheal Alford; all of Springfield; a sister, Margaret Simpson, St. Francisville; and a brother, Jesse Alford, Union Church, Miss.

            Preceded in death by parents, Mr. & Mrs. George Alford.

 

Photo from Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery, Pumpkin Center, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cynthia Carlton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 Jan 1949, last residence Springfield, Livingston Parish, LA.

 

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ROBERT LYLE ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK

Alexandria, Rapides Parish, LA—Wednesday, 23 June 2004

 

            Robert L. Alford, age 60, of Allen, died Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 Sept 1943, last residence Robeline, Natchitoches, LA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Tressie Augusta Phillips Tate Alford; and his brothers Jerrel Alford and Merrel Alford (twins) and Elvin Roy Alford; and his half-sister Addie Alford Wood in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Edgar Alphonso Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries; it included Robert’s middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Lyle 1943 LA1, Mayfield 1897 LA2, Frank A. 1858 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA8.

            His ALFRED lineage, from his paternal grandmother: Annie 1876 TX3, Jesse 1847 MS4, David Turner 1814 VA5.

 

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ROBERT PARISH ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 6 December 1959

 

            Alford, Robert (Bobby)—Died at 5:15 p.m. Friday at Lallie Kemp Hospital in Independence, Age 66. A resident of Kentwood and a native of St. Helena Parish. Was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post 264.

            Services at Brown’s Funeral Home in Kentwood at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the Rev. Sibley, the Rev. Cotton and the Rev. Wilson officiating. Burial in Alford Cemetery.

            Survivors are his father, W.C. Neil Alford, Kentwood; two sons, Layton and Elton Alford, both of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Mrs. Bernell Butler of Kentwood; three brothers, Gene Alford, J.D. (Speedy) Alford and Rep. Shelby Alford, all of Kentwood; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Harris and Mrs. Elmer Hughes of Kentwood, Mrs. Fritz Falcon of Mary Esther, Fla.; Mrs. Jessie Allen, Jackson, and Mrs. Clyde Young, Amite, and 10 grandchildren.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 6 December 1959

 

Robert Alford, Kentwood, Dies

 

KENTWOOD, La.—Funeral services are scheduled for Robert Alford, 67, brother of state Rep. Shelby Alford, of St. Helena parish, at Brown’s funeral chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Alford cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Friday at Lallie Kemp hospital in Independence. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are his father, W.C. Alford of New Zion community, a former state representative from St. Helena; one daughter, Mrs. Linell Butler of Kentwood; two sons, Layton and Elton Alford both of Baton Rouge; five sisters; and three brothers.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sons Elton Alford and Layton Harris Alford Sr.; father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford; great-grandson Bryan Paul Alford; and siblings A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, John David “Speedy” Alford, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen in this compilation.

            Robert Parish Alford was the 2nd child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Robert Parish 1892 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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ROBERTA ALFORD KLEINSCHMIDT

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—27 February 2007

 

            Roberta Alford Kleinschmidt, a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on February 25, 2007.

            Roberta was born in Rolling Fork, MS on April 20, 1924 to Nellie Biggs Alford and Stewart Floyd Alford, Jr. Beloved wife of the late Charles Christian Kleinschmidt. Loving mother of Nell Kleinschmidt Mabry and husband Barry, Kenneth Alford Kleinschmidt and wife, Inda, and the late Charles Christian Kleinschmidt, Jr. Grandmother of Nelson Christian and Holly Mabry and Ken and Charles Kleinschmidt. Sister of the late Margaret Healy, Bodie Gilchrist and Floyd Alford. Aunt to Bunky Healy, Ellen Gilchrist, Dooley Gilchrist, Bob Gilchrist, and Bud Alford.

            Roberta was graduated from Ole Miss, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She moved to New Orleans where she met Charlie, and they were married. She was a resident of Lake Vista for 60 years, until moving to Mandeville after the storm. Roberta was a devout and faithful member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Orleans, and later became active in Christ Episcopal Church in Covington. Roberta was devoted to her family and countless friends across the country. A kind and generous person of great personal strength and courage, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service on Tuesday, February 27, 2007 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Canal Blvd. with Father Winston Rice officiating. Visitation is at 10:30 a.m. and the service follows at 12:00 Noon.

            Lake Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Roberta A. Kleinschmidt (SS# issued in LA), last residence Mandeville, Saint Tammany Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her sister Margaret Hoy Alford Healy in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Aurora Alford Gilchrist and brother Stewart Floyd Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Roberta 1924 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ROGER D. ALFORD

 

VICKSBURG POST

Vicksburg, MS—Friday, 6 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

NATCHEZ—Roger D. Alford died Monday, March 2, 1998, at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihue, Hawaii. He was 45.

            A native of Natchez, Mr. Alford was a resident of Hammond, La., where he was employed as an insurance agent by Physician’s Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was a 1970 graduate of Natchez High School and was of the Pentecostal faith.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Alford; paternal grandparents, Hess and Ethel Alford; and maternal grandparents, Andrew and Ida Nations.

            Survivors include his wife, Debbie Rickman Alford of Hammond; his children, Gena Alford of Vicksburg, and Justin Alford and Jill Alford, both of Thibodaux, La.; his parents, Dewey “Red” and Aileen Boyd Alford of Natchez; a stepson, Paul Odom of Hammond; a brother, Willie “Renee” Alford of Tupelo; one sister, Sybil Alford of Natchez; one uncle; two aunts; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Pentecostal Church in Natchez…. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez under direction of Laird Funeral Home of Natchez. Visitation will be from 4 until 9 p.m. Saturday at the church.

 

Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roger Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 November 1952, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Dewey Earl “Red” Alford and Aileen F. Boyd Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Roger D. 1952 MS1, Dewey Earl 1919 MS2, John Heschel 1897 MS3, Needham Jasper 1862 MS4, Henderson 1829 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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RONALD WAYNE ALFORD, SR.

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Tuesday, 10 April 2012

 

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            Funeral services for Ronald Wayne Alford, Sr., 51, of Pleasant Hill, LA will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel [Coushatta, LA] with Bro. Harry Bamburg officiating and Bro. Lee Dickson assisting. Interment will follow in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 until 9 P.M. Monday, April 9, 2012 at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford was born February 19, 1961 in Monroe, LA and passed away April 7, 2012.

            He is survived by two sons, Ronald Alford, Jr. and wife, Gabrianna of Fairview Alpha, LA and Marshall Long Alford and Tierra of Fairview Alpha, LA; one daughter, Laura Amanda Alford of Fairview Alpha, LA and their mother, Laura H. Alford of Fairview Alpha, LA; parents, Benny F. and Sally Alford of Pleasant Hill, LA; grandson, Eli Wade Alford; one brother, Wendell Ray Alford and wife, Christy and their children, Ashley and Jacob of Lake Jackson, TX; two sisters, Robin Renee Neal and husband, John of Pleasant Hill, LA and their daughters, Sarah and Emily and Tonya Lynn Bilby and her late husband, Dave of Stonewall, LA and their sons, Athan and Rylan.

            Pallbearers will be Tim Gardner, Joey Dial, Andy Dial, Patrick Cason, Eddie Campbell, and Van Woodley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Ronald W. Alford (SS# issued in LA) but list his death date as 8 Apr 2012, last residence not listed.

 

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RONNIE LYNN ALFORD, SR.

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—_____ November 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

KEITHVILLE, LA—Services for Ronnie Lynn Alford, Sr. 47, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 21, 2000 at Rose Neath Funeral Home, Southside Chapel…. Interment will be held in Forest Park West….

            Ronnie passed away November 17, 2000. He was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and [was] a lifetime resident of Keithville, Louisiana. He was employed by Barlow’s Towing Service. Ronnie was a devoted family man and his family meant everything to him. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bruce and Bernice Alford and Jewel and Theona May.

            Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 22 years, Glenda Marie Black Alford; precious son, Ronnie Lynn Alford, Jr.; parents, Charles and Betty Alford; one brother, Jerry Alford; special sister-in-laws Patty, Susan, Jan, Debbie, Shirley and Hughlene; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and a host of friends.

            Pallbearers will be Kenny Barlow, Jimmy Warren, C.J. Cauthen, Sam Turnage, Lee Sims and Mike Spillman….

 

Photo from Forest Park Cemetery West, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Penny Penner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronnie L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 Oct 1953, last residence Keithville, Caddo Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his father, Charles Edward Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandfather Buell E. “Bruce” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Ronnie Lynn 1953 ??1, Charles Edward 1932 TX2, Buell Edward 1904 TX3, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL4, John Allen 1840 AL5, William 1810 GA/TN6, Baldy 1784 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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ROSA ANN BURCH ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Benita Magee-Cartwright, AAFA #1394

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—26 January 1950

 

Last Rites Held at 2 For Mrs. Joe Alford

 

            Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 2 at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church for Mrs. Joseph Alford, 74, who died at 6:40 a.m. Wednesday at her home in Bogalusa following an extended illness.

            The Rev. J.A. Lambert, Methodist pastor at Fisher, officiated at the last rites for Mrs. Alford, who was a Methodist.

            In addition to her husband, Joseph Alford, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tate Magee of Franklinton and Mrs. Otto Alford of Mt. Hermon; three sons, Euston and Audel of Bogalusa and Boyd of Baton Rouge, and six grandchildren.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph Benjamin Alford; and daughter Myrtha Ohlen Alford Magee in this compilation.

 

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ROSA MAE ALFORD WELLS FLANIGAN

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—16 July 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Rosa Mae Flanigan, 73, of Hornbeck, died Wednesday, July 8, following a short illness.

            Funeral services were held at the Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Interment was at the Fort Jesup Cemetery.

            Mrs. Flanigan is survived by her husband, Sam Flanigan of Hornbeck; two stepsons, T.J. Wells, and Gene Wells, both of Beaumont, Tex.; two stepdaughters; a nephew, and a niece.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosa Flanigan (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 March 1908.

            See the obituaries of her brother Wilton L. Alford; and her half-sisters Annie Lee Alford Slay, Ethel Leona Alford Wedgeworth Jamerson Cochran, and Tibitha Tennessee Alford Brewster in this compilation.

            Rosa Mae Alford was the daughter of Louis Charles Alford and his second wife Elizabeth Green. She apparently was first married to a Mr. Wells.

            Two Find A Grave contributors looked for a gravestone for Rosa and could not find one at Fort Jesup Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Rosa Mae 1908 LA1, Louis Charles 1862 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ROSCOE LAMPTON ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 11 February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

FRANKLINTON—Roscoe L. Alford, 85, a resident of Franklinton, died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at his residence.

            He was a member of Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. He was a retired Merchant Seaman and an avid gardener.

            He is survived by his wife, Laura Alford of Franklinton; two sons, Ray Alford of Harahan and Phillip Alford of Pearl River; a daughter, Patsy Hilbun of Pearl River; two step children, Birtieree Schilling and Harold Miller both of Franklinton; a brother, Ford Alford of Monroe; six grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grand-children; and 6 step-great-great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine E. Alford; his parents, Iddo and Ella Alford; two brothers, Donough Alford and O.J. Alford; and a sister, Chrystelle Traina.

            Visitation was after 10 a.m. Friday until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel …. Burial followed in the Fisher Cemetery.

            Pallbears were Tim Whaley; Paul Bienvenue, Andrew Madere, Paul Madere, Joey Wren, and Richard Oubre.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roscoe Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 March 1918.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Iddo Lampton Alford and Ella Morris Alford; his siblings Henry Ford Alford and Ella Chrystelle Alford Traina; and his grandfather Jeptha Martin Alford in this compilation.

            Roscoe Lampton Alford was a cousin of many AAFA members. He was a regular participant at the annual reunion of the descendants of Jeptha Martin Alford, his grandfather.

            Roscoe’s first wife (divorced) and the mother of his children was Gilda Smith. His widow is Laura Alford Alford. See the obituary of her brother Malcolm B. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Roscoe Lampton 1918 LA1, Iddo Lampton 1895 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ROSA GREMILLION ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 19 March 1973

 

            Alford, Mrs. Rosa Gremillion—Died at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the MediCenter, Baton Rouge. She was 91, resident of Livonia and native of Chennault. Body at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia. Religious services at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, at 10 a.m. Monday. Burial in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, New Roads.

            Survivors include six sons, Coleman, Bill, Freddie, Freeland and Henry Alford, all of Livonia, and Roman Alford, Baton Rouge; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Bizette, Mrs. Ruby Tillman and Mrs. Verna Langlois, all of Baton Rouge; a sister, Mrs. R.F. Gourgues of Harvey; a brother, J.L. Gremillion, Gulfport, Miss.; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 5/16/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosa Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 Jan 1882, last residence Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr.; and children Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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ROSA HOLLIDAY ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ May 1953

 

            Mrs. Rosa Holliday Alford died at the Tylertown Hospital, Wednesday, May 20th at 1:35 P.M. She had been a patient there for eight days after suddenly taking ill and hemorrhaging last Tuesday night. Up to this time she had enjoyed the best of health for many years. “Aunt Rose” as she was affectionately known by, was very active in church and social affairs and was a beloved member of the community that she lived in with her son and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Bob W. Alford.

            She was the daughter of the late Wash Holliday and Angeline Schilling Holliday. Her husband, Huey G. Alford, preceded her in death over thirty years ago.

            Funeral services were conducted from the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with Rev. Fred L. Bolian, pastor, in charge of the services. He was assisted by Rev. W.F. Hutson of Lee’s Creek Baptist Church, Rev. M.M. Magee, pastor of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church and Rev. A. Jerome Cain, pastor of the ESM Methodist Church of Bogalusa. Interment was in the Cemetery adjoining the Church. Hartman Funeral Home of Tylertown was in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors are three sons, Otto and Bob of Mt. Hermon and Benton H. of Bogalusa; and four daughters, Mesdames Ellis (Angie) Simmons, Baton Rouge; Will W. (Ola) Alford and Mouton (Allie) Bullock of Bogalusa, and Mrs. Louis (Wilkie) Schilling of Mt. Hermon; two sisters, Mrs. Lulu Carter, Kentwood, and Mrs. Lelia Barryhill of Summit, Miss; two brothers, Victor of Mt. Hermon and Osburn of Bogalusa; 16 grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Hugh Ginn Alford; children Allie Jane Alford Bulloch, Margaret Angie Alford Simmons, and Otto Bambert Alford; and grandson Billy Fane Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROSA ONTEE ALFORD MAGEE

 

NEWS LEDGER

Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Wednesday, 15 March 2006

 

[Although she died in MS, we are including her obituary here because she was born, lived, and was buried in LA.]

 

            Ontee A. Magee died at 1:59 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at Beacham Memorial Hospital in Magnolia, Miss. She was 100, a native of Washington Parish and a resident of Kentwood. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church.

            Religious services were held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood..., interment at Roberts Cemetery, Kentwood.

            She is survived by a daughter Dudley Magee, Kentwood, numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Edgar Magee, two brothers, Loren and Jessie Otto “Breb” Alford, two sisters, Eula and Norma Fortenberry.

 

Photos from Roberts Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister Eula Mae Alford Fortenberry in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Norma P. Alford Fortenberry in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Her full name was Rosa Ontee Alford, but she always went by Ontee. The Era-Leader in Franklinton, LA, published “Ontee Alford Magee celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends” on 24 Aug 2005. We reprinted that article on pp. 88–89 in the Winter 2006 issue. She was b. 24 July 1905, the daughter of Martin Luther Alford and Lena Leoda Fortenberry. She married Luther Edgar Magee, who died 11 Sept 1952.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ontee 1905 LA1, Martin Luther 1877 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ROSE MARIE CLARK ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—7 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

Rose Marie Alford 2

 

BENTON, LA—Services for Rose Marie Alford, 80, will be held at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Robert Beadle, pastor of First Basptist Church in Benton….

            Mrs. Alford passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in Benton, LA. She was a ntive of Little Rock, AR and a resident of Benton, LA.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Lavada Jacobi and Virgil Clark; and sister, Dixie Hardey.

            She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ted Alford of Benton; daughter, Dixie Rogers and husband Joe of Plainview, TX; sons, Dempsey Alford and wife, Ann, Fred Alford and wife LaDell, all of Benton; grandchildren J.W. Rogers of Las Vegas, NV, Michael and Emily Alford of Benton, and Ted and Jeremy Alford of Benton….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rose C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 June 1920.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ted Cullen Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ROSELLA ALLFORD SRYGLEY

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 19 June 2008

 

            Rosella Allford Srygley passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at River Regions Hospice House [River Ridge, Jefferson Parish].

            Rosella was the beloved wife of the late Thomas T. Srygley, Sr.

            Born April 16, 1921, she was 87 years of age. Rosella was born in Morgan, Alabama, but she lived in the Harahan/River Ridge area for many years.

            She was the mother of two children: Thomas T. Srygley, Jr. and Frances Abigail (Gail) Srygley Bigler. She was the grandmother of Thomas T. Srygley, III, Sara Ann Srygley Antill, William A. Dazet, Jr., Thomas E. Dazet, Blake E. Bigler, Kristie B. Maher, and David R. Bigler. She was the great-grandmother of Thomas T. Srygley, IV, Shelby Antill, William A. Dazet, III, Nicole E. Dazet, Colleen Corcoran, Casey Corcoran, Caden Maher, Kaleigh Maher, Noah Bigler, and Rebecca Bigler.

            Rosella served as a Gray Lady, was a brownie/girl scouts leader, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and a former kindergarten teacher at Kiddy College. She was a former Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. For fifty-four years Rosella was actively involved at Riverside Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir for many of those years.

            The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to Ochsner Foundation Hospital and to the River Regions Hospice House.

            Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008 at Riverside Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 12:00 noon. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Rosella A. Srygley (SS# issued in AL) but list her birth date as 16 Apr 1920, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, George W. Allford and Hattie Elnora McBrayer Allford; and brother Ernest Eugene Allford Sr. in Alabama Obituaries.

 

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ROSS COLEMAN ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Friday, 17 July 1936

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Ross Alford, age 63, prominent planter, expired at his home Friday, July 10, at 9:15, after a lengthy illness.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Sabine parish, having been born and reared near Ft. Jesup. His parents were early settlers of this community. He spent his entire life in the parish.

            He was for 12 years a member of Sabine Parish School Board. He was a member of the Methodist church practically all his life a supporter of the Ft. Jesup camp meeting.

            Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 10 a.m. Saturday, … interment being at Ft. Jesup cemetery.

            Active pallbearers: Eli Smith, G.C. Reeves, W.K. Logan, Adam Key, Jack Small, John Blake.

            Besides the widow the deceased is survived by two sons, [Morrison] Ray and Herman Alford of Many; eight daughters, Mrs. Oscar Driggers, Longview, Wash., Mrs. R.M. Lowe, Dallas, Texas, Mrs. H.Q. Pugh, Mrs. J.M. Petty, Mrs. Harold Dees, Mrs. C.V. Ellison and Misses Grace and Audria Alford, all of Many; three brothers, Dr. Oscar Alford, Bellwood, Lawrence Alford, Leesville, Chris Alford; Many, three sisters, Mrs. Francis Davis, Mrs. Maurice Peterson, of Many, and Mrs. Jennie Parrott of Shreveport.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Smith Alford; nine of his ten children—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, Ola Lillian Alford Ellison, and Ruth Leona Alford Dees; his brothers Lawrence Alford and Oscar Riley Alford; and his half-brother Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Ross Coleman Alford, born Oct. 11, 1873, was the son of William Riley Alford and second wife Angeline Jane Duggan Gandy. He married Mary Smith, Sept. 18, 1895, Sabine Parish, LA. One son, George Riley Alford, born Jul. 13, 1896 and died Oct. 17, 1901, predeceased him.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ross Coleman 1873 LA1, William Riley 1842LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ROXIE UDINE ALFORD PENTON

Sister of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

Aunt of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr., AAFA #0019

 

Source unknown

13 March 1956 is handwritten date on newspaper clipping, probably the date of death

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1992

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. M.K. (Roxie) Penton of Franklinton were conducted this morning at ten o’clock from the Bonner Creek Baptist Church. Interment followed at the church cemetery….

            Mrs. Penton, 56 year old housewife, died at five-thirty Tuesday afternoon in a Bogalusa Hospital where she had been seriously ill for the past six weeks.

                        The deceased was born August 31, 1899 in Washington Parish, the daughter of Jep M. and Laura Warner Alford, and lived her entire life in that vicinity. She was active in civic and church affairs and leaves a host of friends and relatives to mourn her passing.

            Surviving are her husband, four children, Wilmon, Wayne, Garry and Zelda all of Franklinton: five brothers, Blanton Alford, Lonzo Alford and Iddo Alford all of Mt. Hermon, Gilbert Alford of Greensbury, La. and Lora Alford of Waterboro, S.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Lexie Shaffer of Tucker, Ga., Mrs. Gussie Fortenberry of New Orleans, and Mrs. Leoda Smith of Tylertown. Mrs. W.R. Pittman of Tylertown is an aunt of the deceased.

            Simmons of Franklinton was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jeptha Martin Alford and Laura Jane Warner Alford; her siblings Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr. and Gussie Alford Fortinberry; and her half-brothers Wiley Banton Alford, Nola Alford Smith, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Roxie was the daughter of Jeptha’s second wife, Laura Jane Warner. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Roxie Udine 1899 LA1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ROY SMITH ALFORD

Father of Roy Gilbert Alford, AAFA #1184

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—9 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. HERMON—Roy S. Alford, 93, and a resident of Mt. Hermon, died at 9:15 Friday, December 28, at Heritage Manor in Franklinton.

            He was retired from Champion Paper Company in Pasadena, TX, and a member of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            He is survived by his wife, Rita S. Alford of Mt. Hermon, son and daughter-in-law, Gilbert and Linda Alford of Spring, TX, daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Porter Deupree of Athens, TX, brother Raymond Alford of Mt. Hermon, sister, Clara Mae Smith of Charlotte, NC, and six grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held on December 31 at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 December 1908.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rita Elvina Seibert Alford; his parents, Eugene Booth Alford and Sarah Emma Lorena Smith Alford; and siblings Clara Mae Alford Smith, Natalie Alford Sullivan, and Raymond Gene Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Roy Smith 1908 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RUBY ALFORD MURRAY

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—Friday, 10 February 2006

 

            Funeral services for Ruby Alford Murray, 83, of Marion [Union Parish], LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 11, 2006 at First Baptist Church, Marion with Bros. Bubba Hoggett and John Saunders officiating. Interment will be in Springhill Cemetery, Oakland [Union Parish], LA. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Murray, a homemaker, died February 9, 2006. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Marion.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Murray; a grandson, Chris Murray; two brothers and two sisters.

            Survivors include her two sons, Bennie Murray and wife, Lila of Texarkana, TX and Tony Murray and wife, Linda of Marion, LA; one daughter, Annice Murray of Marion, LA; four grandchildren, Michelle and Jon Cheney, Pam and Dicky Roberson, Wendy Murray and Jason Murray; eight great grandchildren, Jeremy, Josh, Jodi and Savannah Cheney, Brooke, Russell, Janna and Kaylynn Roberson.

            Pallbearers are Jeremy and Josh Cheney, Dicky and Russell Roberson, Glyn Nale, Mark Campbell and Tim Alford and Gene Pridgen.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meridian Baptist Church Organ Fund, 620 Meridian Church Road, Marion, LA 71260 or to Myrtle Springs Baptist Church, 555 County Road 2111, Hooks, TX. 75561.

            Visitation is 5:00 until 8:00 PM Friday at Farrar Funeral Home, Farmerville.

            Friends may send condolences to the family via our website at www.farrarfh.com.

 

 

Photos from Spring Hill [Springhill] Cemetery, Union Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Iris Meshell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Murray (SS# issued in LA) was born 5 May 1922, last residence Farmerville, Union Parish, LA.

 

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RUBY AMORA THAXTON ALFORD

 

Warren Meadows Funeral Home

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—_____ April 2013

 

Ruby Amora Alford

 

            Funeral Services for Ruby Amora Alford, 101, of Florien, LA, will be held on Sunday, April 07, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Plainview Baptist Church Florien, LA with Bro. Hoy Leach, Bro. Wayne Chance and Bro. Tim Leach officiating. Burial will follow in the Toro Cemetery in Florien, LA. Visitation will begin on Saturday, April 06, 2013, at 5:00 PM at Plainview Baptist Church in Florien, LA.

            Ruby Amora Alford was born on Saturday, November 25, 1911 in Hornbeck, LA. She passed away on Friday, April 05, 2013 at Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, LA.

            She was preceded in death by husband of 73 years, Cleo Alford; parents, Charlie and Amora Stewart Thaxton; great granddaughter, Rena Alford; great grandson, Eric Alford; daughter-in-law, Betty Alford; brothers, Troy, Leon, Tommie and Evon and sisters, Ana Bell Cohen, Jewel Brown, Velma Weldon and Kathleen Hardy.

            She is survived by her six sons, Gene Alford and wife Gay of Hornbeck, LA; Travis Alford of Hornbeck, LA; Billy Alford and wife Margie of Florien, LA; Raymon Alford and wife Judy of Florien, LA; Robert Alford and wife Margie of Clayton, GA and Philip Alford and wife Melba of Florien, LA; two daughters, Elizabeth Alford of Florien, LA and Nita Alford of Florien, LA; three sisters, Marlene Hardin of Houston, TX; Sybil Davis of Beaumont, TX and Etoy Ellzey of Beaumont, TX; sister-in-law, Para Lea Thaxton of Florien, LA; thirty nine grandchildren; ninety three great grandchildren; twenty nine great great grandchildren; forty in laws; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Pallbearers will be John Alford, Rocky Alford, Loren Alford, Buddy Stewart, Arron Alford, Dewayne Alford, Trent Behan and Kent Alford.

            Honorary Pallbearer will be Nick Sparks and Tori Sparks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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RUBY M. ALFORD TORRES

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 14 February 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Torres, Ruby Alford—Died Friday, Feb. 12, 1993, at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home. She was 78, a native and resident of Livonia. Visiting at Nilands Funeral Home, Livonia, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Monday…. Burial in St. Francis Cemetery.

            Survived by a son, Wiley L. David Jr., New Orleans; two sisters, Mabel Bizette and Verna Langlois, both of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Freeland Alford, Fordoche, and Henry Alford, Livonia; a grandson, Kenneth David, Metairie; three step-grandchildren, Dawn Cahall, Dani David and Ralph Dominick; numerous nieces; and nephews.

            Preceded in death by parents, Mr. & Mrs. Wilma [sic—should be Wilmer] Alford; brother[s], Coleman, Louis, Wilma “Bill”, Wallace, Fred and Roman Alford….

 

Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Torres (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 August 1914.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; siblings Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Ruby was buried as Ruby Alford. She was married several times. Her name as it appears in obituaries:

 

1964            Ruby Mathes       father’s obituary

1969            Ruby Shelton       brother Wallace’s obituary

1973            Ruby Tillman       mother’s obituary

1978            Ruby Alford        brother Freddie’s obituary

1982            Ruby Torres         brother Coleman’s obituary

1988            Ruby Torres         brother Wilmer’s obituary

1993            Ruby Torres         her obituary

 

1999            Ruby Torres         brother Henry’s obituary

1999            Ruby Tillman       brother Freeland’s obituary

 

            In addition, she has a son whose last name is David.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ruby M. 1914 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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RUBY FOSTER WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

morning ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 3 November 1990

 

            Alford, Mrs. Johnnie (Ruby)—Died 6:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 1990, at West Park Hospital, Hammond. She was 82, a native of Magnolia, Miss., and a resident of Kentwood. She was a retired beautician.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Bill Galloway and Dr. Randy Davis. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by husband, Johnnie P. Alford, Kentwood; a sister, Pearl F. Lipscomb, Hammond; a stepdaughter, Esther Campbell, Baton Rouge; a stepson, Johnny H. Alford, Baton Rouge; two grandchildren, Debbie Portier, Roseland, and Parrish Alford, Meridian, Miss.; and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Gonzalez.

            Preceded in death by first husband, Earl Williams; a brother, Cullen Foster; and three sisters, Bessie Cleveland, Roberta Joiner and Marguerite Badon.

            She was a member of New Zion Baptist Church, Kentwood, and a past Worthy Matron of Greensburg Chapter No. 158 of Order of Eastern Star.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Oct 1908, last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Johnnie P. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUBY FRANCIS PEDIGO ALFORD

Stepmother of Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel, AAFA #0103

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ July 1988

 

            Mrs. Bryant Alford, the former Ruby Pedigo, on Thursday, July 7, 1988 at 5:30 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

            A native of Glasgow, Kentucky. Daughter of the late Bud Pedigo and Bertha Carter. A resident of New Orleans for the past 60 years. She was presently retired. Prior to her retirement 11 years ago, she was a self employed realtor.

            She is survived by 1 niece, Mrs. D.J. (Betty) Palmintier of Lafayette. La.; 1 nephew; Robert D. Brownsberger, of New Orleans, 9 great-nieces and nephews and 8 great-grand-nieces and nephews.

            Graveside funeral services on Saturday, July 9, 1988 at 1:30 p.m. in the Garden of Memories Mausoleum, in New Orleans. Delhomme Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby P. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 Feb 1903, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Bryant Louis Alford; and stepdaughter Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from a RootsWeb Family Tree: “Linda’s Craft-Pedigo-Moore Families.”

 

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RUBY NELL ALFORD SIMS DAVIS

Aunt of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

[Ruby died in LA, but we are also including her obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

Photo from Church Funeral Services & Crematory

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 24 February 2011

 

            Davis, Ruby Nell Alford—A wonderful homemaker, artist and interior decorator, she passed away peacefully at Ascension Oaks, Gonzales, on Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2011.

             She was born in Carroll County, Miss., on Dec. 16, 1915, to George Bedford and Myrtle Berry Alford. She lived her early years on the family farm in the hills of Vaiden, Miss.

            Preceded in death by her husbands, Ted C. Sims and Joe W. Davis; parents and five siblings.

            Survived by her sister, Juanita Alford Bible and husband Bob, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; two daughters, Gail Sims Smith and husband Ken, and Martha Davis Scales, all of Gonzales; son, Mark W. Davis and wife Angela, of Gulfport, Miss.; grandson, Paul Smith; three granddaughters, Sheila Sauve, Asleigh and Autumn Davis; and three great-grandchildren, Sean, David and Angela Sauve.

            She was a longtime member of the Methodist Church in Mississippi and sang in the choir faithfully for years.

            A celebration of Ruby Nell’s life will be held by the family at a later date in Mississippi.

            A special thanks to Ascension Oaks for its loving care of Mother. Thanks also to Gonzales First United Methodist Church for all its prayers lifting Mother up for the past seven years.

            Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, (225) 644-9683, www.churchfuneralservices.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruby A. Davis (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gonzales, Ascension Parish, LA.

            We included the obituaries of her father, George Bedford Alford; and siblings Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford and Gertie Alford Findley Langley in Mississippi Obituaries; her half-brother Arthur Edwin Alford and stepmother, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, in Missouri Obituaries; and half-sister Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruby Nell 1915 MS1, George Bedford 1880 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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RUBY S. ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—_____ May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

BOSSIER CITY [Bossier Parish], LA—Services for Mrs. Ruby S. Alford, 91, will be held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12, 1998 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel.... Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.....

            Mrs. Alford died May 9, 1998. She was born in Minden. LA. Mrs. Ruby [sic] taught school in Webster and Bossier, where she served as Sunday School Teacher and Church Visitor.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Norris G. Alford.

            She is survived by a niece, Jean Murphy of Bossier City, LA; and three nephews, Phillip Smith of Buxton, North Carolina, Stephen Smith of Greensboro, North Carolina and David Smith of Minden, LA....

 

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Photo from Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Webster Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vernon Roberts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 March 1907.

            See the obituary of her husband’s brother Carroll Goodwill “Buck” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her husband’s lineage: Norris G. 1907 LA1, John Glover 1883 LA2, Almon B. 1810 GA3, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

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RUBY SCAIFE ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Thursday, 8 December 1977

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Mrs. Ruby Alford, 82, of Princeton, in Bossier Parish, were at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at the Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City…. Burial was in Fort Jesup Cemetery at Many.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, Nov. 30, at her home. A native of Ruston, she had lived in Bossier Parish about eight years. She was a Baptist.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gloria M. Faucett of Princeton; a son, Don Scaife of Many; three grandsons, and one great grandson.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 3 April 1895 and died _____ Dec 1977, last residence Princeton, Bossier Parish, LA.

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

            According to family trees at Ancestry.com, she was married to William Preston Ratclif on 7 Oct 1916, prior to her marriage to Arthur on 8 Aug 1923.

            Her tombstone says she died Nov. 29, not Nov. 30 as in the obituary, or _____ December 1977 as in the SSDI record. Their daughter Gloria M. Faucett, 1926–­1978, is also buried in Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

 

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RUBY SIRJACK ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—2 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Ruby Sirjack—A retired city police school crossing guard with 35 years of service and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, June 1, 1998, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 83 and a native of Head of Island. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd.... Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Paula Sue and Sal Valure, Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Muse III and Linda Alford, Chattanooga, Tenn; a sister, Josephine S. David, Baton Rouge, and a grandson, Gary Alford, Baton Rouge.

            Preceded in death by husband, M.W. “Buck” Alford Jr.; parents, Vincent and Agnes Sirjack; three brothers, Daniel Bell and John and Rogers Sirjack; and a sister, Lillian Sirjack.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 February 1912.

            See the obituary of her husband, Muse Watson Alford Jr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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RUBY THERESA LEMOINE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—6 April 2011

 

            Ruby Theresa Alford—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. She was 85 and a native of Port Allen.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., Wednesday, April 6, was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting continues at the funeral home on Thursday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Michael Collins. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park.

            She is survived by three sons, Bill E. Alford, Bob J. Alford and Barry Alford; three sisters, Betty Doucet, Rita Estes and Verna Lemoine; three brothers, Bobby Lemoine, Oscar “Slick” Lemoine and Steve Lemoine; nine grandchildren, Dawn, Kelli, Sarah, Matt, Kyle, Bradley, Regina, Rachael and Barry Alford Jr.; and nine great-grandchildren, Cameron, Landon, Tatum, Mike, Kelton, Connor, Theresa, Erin and Kayla.

            She was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

 

Photo from Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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RUTH CURTIS ALFORD

Brother of William Curtis Alford, AAFA #0675

Aunt of Lewis Edwin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0713

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—20 April 2012

 

SHREVEPORT, LA—Ruth Curtis Alford died peacefully on April 16, 2012 at the age of 108. Her memorial service will be at The Chapel at the Oaks, 600 E. Flournoy-Lucas in Shreveport at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 26.

            Ruth was the daughter of the late Rev. Louis F. Alford and Carrie Curtis Alford. Born in Meridian MS, Ruth attended Laurel MS public schools and graduated from Laurel High School. She obtained a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Jackson MS and returned to Laurel to spend her career teaching fifth grade in Central Elementary and later at Fifth Avenue Elementary. She later earned a master’s degree from Mississippi Southern.

            Though she never married, Ruth was a second mother to her nine surviving nephews. She was a devout Christian. She taught children’s Sunday School Classes and was active in the Wesleyan Service Guild at First United Methodist Church in Laurel. She was a founding member of the Laurel chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma - an association of professional women educators. She served as its first president and was a delegate to several national conventions.

            For the last twenty-four years Ruth was a resident of The Oaks of LA. She made many enduring friendships with residents, staff and their families. She had a unique way to communicate love and caring to everyone she met - even when her eyesight and hearing failed. Her sister, Ida Louise Noblin summed up Ruth’s character: “I never knew you to do anything wrong,” she wrote. Of few in this world could this be said.

            The family expresses its love and gratitude to the administrators and staff of The Oaks of Louisiana for their devoted service over the last twenty-six years to Ruth and to her sister Doris Branton.

            In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial gifts to Louisiana United Methodist Children’s and Family Services, Inc. of Ruston, or to The Oaks of Louisiana.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 March 1904, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her brother Lewis Edwin Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruth Curtis 1904 MS1, Louis Flemon 1872 LA2, Needham Edwin 1845 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RUTH LEONA ALFORD DEES

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—5 June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Alford Dees, 80, were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 26, at Hixson Funeral Home….Burial was at Fort Jesup Cemetery, Many.

            Mrs. Dees died Friday, May 24, in a local hospital.

            A native of Many, she was a resident of Lake Charles. She was a member of the Boulevard Baptist Church.

            Survivors are one son, Curtis R. Dees of Westlake; two daughters, Judith Funk of Lake Charles, and Angela Walker of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Addie Petty, and Lela Lowe, both of Many, and Audrey Wenner of Lake Charles; seven grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Dees (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 September 1910.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ross Coleman Alford and Mary Smith; and eight of her nine siblings—Addie Mae Alford Petty, Annie Cleo Alford Pugh, Audrey Mary Alford Wenner, Grace Margaret Alford Broussard, Herman Lawrence Alford, Lela Marjorie Alford Lowe, Morrison Ray Alford, and Ola Lillian Alford Ellison—in this compilation.

            She married William Harold Dees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruth Leona 1910 LA1, Ross Coleman 1873 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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RUTH MARIE ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, TX—Sunday, 19 January 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Ruth Marie Alfred, 63, of Morgan City [St. Mary Parish], La., died Wednesday [January 15] at Lakewood Hospital in Morgan City.

            Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today at Kelly-Hixson Funeral Home with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

            A native of Daisetta, she lived in Morgan City more than 25 years and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband, Bernie Alfred Sr. of Morgan City; sons, B.J. Alfred Jr. and David Alfred, both of Rush Springs, Okla., Glenn Phillips Jr. of Texarkana, Gerard Alfred of West Palm Springs, Fla., and Bede Alfred of Morgan City; daughters, Karen Knight, Debbie Beadle and Bridget Alfred all of Morgan City, Barbara Loper of Seabrook and Carla Autin of Franklin, La.; mother, Bertha Reavis of Fannett; a sister, Florence Hargraves of Fannett; and 22 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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RUTH MARION ALFORD

Sister of Charles Dalma Alford Jr., AAFA #0072

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—19 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Ruth Marion Alford, 82, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003. Survivors include two nieces and three great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Dalma and Ruth Coyne Alford Sr.; and one brother, Charles D. Alford.

            A graveside service will be Saturday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, at 3:30 p.m. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Bostic

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 January 1921.

            See the obituary of her brother Charles Dalma Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruth1, Charles Dalma 1900 LA2, William H. 1868 MS3, John Milton 1842 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SADIE MAE ALFRED DUKES HARRIS

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 15 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Sadie Mae Harris, 91, died Monday [July 10] at St. Charles General Hospital. Services were held at Greater Asia Baptist Church with interment at Holt Cemetery.

            Preceding her in death were husbands, Presley Dukes and Jack Harris, Jr.; three sons; her parents, Rev. and Mrs. James Alfred; a sister, Frances G. Boyd; a brother, Walter Johnson; nieces Rose Harris and Louise A. Jones; and nephew James Montanta.

            Mrs. Harris, a New Orleans native, also lived in Daytona Beach where she attended Buthume Cookman College, and in Lithonia, Georgia. She had operated day care centers in both cities. Upon her return to New Orleans, she joined the Greater Asia Baptist Church and was a member of the Deaconess Board.

            She leaves her adopted nephew, Minister Darryl Desselle; her adopted niece and nephew, Judy and Johnny Wilson; great-nieces Joyce Amrstead and Albertha Harris Robins; great-great adopted niece Keisha Causey; and great-great-great adopted niece Tiana F. Matthews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sadie Harris (SS# issued in FL) was born 9 February 1909.

 

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SALLY JANE CATHCART ALFORD

Mother of Thomas Harney Alford, Sr., AAFA #0586

Grandmother of Thomas Richard “Dick” Alford, AAFA #0534

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 10 April 1969

 

            Alford, Mrs. Sally Cathcart—Died Wednesday, April 9, at 12:15 a.m. at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was a native of Trenton, Tenn., was 89 and lived in Zachary. She had been a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish for the past 53 years.

            Charlet Funeral Home, Zachary, in charge of arrangements. Chapel hours Thursday from 10 a.m. to service time at 2 p.m. Services at the chapel, conducted by the Revs. J.W. Wilkes and Bob Lawton. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Lynell Alford, Darryl Alford, Reggie Alford, Thomas R. Alford, Frank Fitzgerald, Robert Tudor Jr. and Harney Alford Jr.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Alford Sr.

            Survived by four sons, Herbert Alford, Baton Rouge; Harney Alford Sr., Baton Rouge; Herman Alford, Baker, and John L. Alford Jr., Greenwell Springs; two daughters, Mrs. A.R. (Ela) Annison, Zachary, and Mrs. Virginia Fitzgerald, Cheneyville; a sister, Mrs. D.C. Rice Sr., Slaughter; 12 grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Roselawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sally Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Dec 1879 and died _____ Apr 1969, last residence Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her children Ela Beatrice Alford Annison, Herbert L. Alford, John Louis Alford, and Thomas Harney Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            AAFA has her husband’s middle name as Lafayette, but no middle name appears in records. Note that Sally’s obituary calls him “John L. Alford Sr.” and that his son is John Louis Alford, called “John L. Alford Jr.” in this obituary.

            Her husband’s lineage: John L. 1870 TN1, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN2, William 1780 VA3.

 

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SALLY JOAQUINE ALFORD YOUNG

 

Source unknown, but possibly:

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—_____ August 1988

 

TYLERTOWN—Services for Mrs. Sally Joaquine Alford Young, 74, a resident of Pearl River [St. Tammany Parish], La., and a former resident of Walthall County, who died Aug. 17, 1988, in North Shore Regional Medical Center in Slidell [St. Tammany Parish], La., were 2 p.m. today in Capps Funeral Home chapel of Tylertown.... Burial was in Enon Cemetery in Walthall County.

            Born March 9, 1914, in Raymond [Hinds Co., MS], Mrs. Young was the daughter of John Henderson Alford and Annie Laura Flanagan Alford. The widow of Jessie Young, she was a retired waitress for the Roosevelt Hotel of New Orleans and a member of Coliseum Place Baptist Church of New Orleans.

            Survivors include a daughter, Annie Mangum of Fuquay Varina, N.C.; a brother, John Davis Alford of Picayune; two sisters, Pearl Russell of Raymond and Irene Dunaway of Astoria, Ore.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Enon Cemetery, Enon, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sallie J. Young (SS# issued in OH), last residence Pearl River, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

            Her gravestone shows her birth date as 7 March 1914.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Sally Joaquine 1914 MS1, John Henderson 1877 MS2, William Henry 1855 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SAMANTHA ALFORD PARROTT

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—22 March 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Samantha Alford Parrott, age 70, passed away at Fraser sanitarium March 14 after a serious operation. Mrs. Parrott was ill only a few days.

            This good woman will be greatly missed. She leaves a husband, W.T. Parrott, Sr.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Henry Vines of Many and Mrs. Polly Davis of Miami, Fla.; one step-son, Willie T. Parrott of Many; two sisters, Mrs. R.S. Hendrix of Many and Mrs. L.L. Williams of Florien; three brothers, W.T. Alford of Many, J.W. Alford of Many; and R.C. Alford of Shreveport, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            The body remained in wait at the home of the son, Willie T. Parrott. Funeral services were held at Pilgrim’s Rest cemetery. Pallbearers: T.M. Phillips, Bennie McNeely, A.G. Dees, Ed Curtis, Rolly Patrick and Louis Vines. Funeral directed by Dennis-Green funeral home.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings William A. Alford, Leatha Alford Hendricks, and Ollie Alford Williams in this compilation.

            Samantha was born Sept. 25, 1870, daughter of William Theodore Alford and Margaret Maximillian. She was the third wife of William Thornton Parrott who first married her older sister Martha “Dink” Alford and then her sister Elizabeth “Betty” Alford. Samantha had no children who survived infancy but Martha had four including the three named as stepchildren of Samantha in the obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Samantha 1870 LA1, William Theodore 1832 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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SARAH ELEANOR FORTENBERRY ALFORD

 

[A very similar article was published in the Enterprise-Journal, McComb, Pike Co., MS, on the same day.]

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Friday, 13 August 2010

 

            Sarah Eleanor Fortenberry Alford, 81, a resident of Mount Hermon, entered eternal life on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton. She was born Sept. 18, 1928 in Magnolia, Miss.

            The daughter of Burl and Jesse Huckaby Fortenberry, she was a school teacher and basketball coach for many years at Spring Creek and Mount Hermon. She was a member of the Eastern Star and of Mount Hermon Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law: David Wesley Alford of Slidell and Malcolm Burl and Barbara Alford of Mount Hermon; four grandchildren: Susan Rae Alford (Kevin) Woodward of Destin, Fla., John Wesley (Brittany) Alford of Las Cruces, N.M., David Matthew Alford of Slidell and Carlye Elizabeth Alford of Slidell; great-grandchild: Ryleigh Claviere of Slidell; sister, Oneida Norris of Biloxi, Miss.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Alford; two sisters: Vada Rouse and Clemis Fortenberry Allen; three brothers: George Fortenberry, Frank Fortenberry and Wayne Fortenberry; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Alford.

            Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 14 at Mount Hermon Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Troy Bankston officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver Springs Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sarah F. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Mt. Hermon, Washington Parish, LA.

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

 

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SARAH EMMA LORENA SMITH ALFORD

Grandmother of Barbara Ann Alford, AAFA #0044, and Roy Gilbert Alford, AAFA #1184

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ February 1965

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lorena Smith Alford, age 80 years, were conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church with burial following in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

            Officiating at the religious services were the Rev. Fred Bolan, Rev. J.P. Everett, Rev. C. Rushing, and Rev. Ed Jenkins.

            Mrs. Alford died about 9:50 a.m, Thursday, in the Rest Haven Nursing Home in Bogalusa, but she was a life time resident of Mt. Hermon community.

            The body lay in state at the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church from late Thursday until time for the services at the church Saturday.

            Survivors include five sons, Theron Alford of Montgomery, Alabama; Roy Alford of Pasadena, Texas; Seth Alford of Baton Rouge; Raymond Alford, with the United States Air Force in England, and Amos Alford of Channel View, Texas; four daughters Mrs. Odene Miller of Bogalusa; Mrs. Natalie Sullivan of Metarie, La., Mrs. Catherine Evans of Orlando, Florida, and Mrs. Clara A. Smith of Berkley Heights, N.J.; two brothers, Fleet Smith of Mt. Hermon and Bryan Smith of Clio, La; five sisters, Mrs. Lula Fussell of Lake Charles; Mrs. Bessie Alford of Franklinton; Mrs. Celia Berryhill of Angleton, Texas; Mrs. Velma Alford and Mrs. Jessie Simpson, both of Mt. Hermon; 23 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were all grandsons Ferrell Alford, Alfred Sullivan, Don Miller, Kenneth Alford, Barry Miller and R.A. Wade.

            Brown Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Eugene Booth Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; children Natalie Alford Sullivan, Raymond Gene Alford, Roy Smith Alford, and Clara Mae Alford Smith; and grandchildren Carol Wade Alford, Farrell O. Alford, Kenneth S. Alford, and Mark Alan Alford in this compilation.

            Her full name was Sarah Emma Lorena Smith.

 

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SARAH ETHEL LEE ALFORD CUTRER

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 16 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Cutrer, Mrs. Sarah Alford—Died 5:25 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 1994, at Ochsner Foundation, Jefferson [Jefferson Parish]. She was 75, a native of Bogalusa and a resident of Osyka, Miss. Visiting was held at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 5 to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Osyka Baptist Church, Osyka, Miss., 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Saturday.... Interment in Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula.

            Survived by three sons, Eugene Cutrer, Osyka, Miss., Lott Cutrer, Ponchatoula, and Lloyd Cutrer Jr., Vicksburg, Miss.; a sister, Mary Alford, Ponchatoula; four granddaughters, Christina Cutrer, Lauren Cutrer, Cherie Cutrer and Katie Cutrer; and a grandson, Christopher Cutrer.

            Preceded in death by husband, Lloyd G. Cutrer Sr.; and a brother, Waldo Alford.

 

Photo from Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Annette Douglas Lee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah Cutrer (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 August 1918, last residence Osyka, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her brother Waldo Robert “Buddy” Alford in this compilation.

            From AAFA records: She was the daughter of Waldo Milton Alford and Katherine Lauritzen. She graduated from Ponchatoula High School and Normal College in Nachitoches, LA, with a B.S.Degree in Education in 1942. She taught school in Osyka, MS, before marrying Lloyd Grafton Cutrer. The made their home in Jackson, LA, and after the children were of school age she taught 25 years in the business department in Jackson High School. She was C.O.E. Coordinator for ten years.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Sarah’s lineage: Sarah Ethel Lee 1918 LA1, Waldo Milton 1876 MS2, John Milton 1842 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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SARAH JANE COBB ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—5 October 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Jane Alford, age 63, who died Oct. 1, was conducted at Many 1st Baptist Church, at 4 p.m., Oct. 2…. Interment was in Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Funeral Home.

            Survivors are one son, L. Hester Alford of Redding, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Lawenson of Redding, Calif., Mrs. Gene Teague of Many; one brother, Fletcher Cobb of Many; 12 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Louis Jeptha Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared greavestone. We included the obituary of her son Louis Hester Alford in California Obituaries.

            Sarah Jane was the daughter of William D. Cobb and Martha Ricks. The dates on her gravestone are 1898–1963.

 

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SARAH JOY ALFORD BANKS LEHR

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—31 May 2009

 

            Joy A. Banks Lehr, artist, designer, teacher, entrepreneur, enlightened spirit and mentor to all that knew, respected and loved her. She was a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, a native of Morton, MS and a former resident of Vicksburg, MS.

            She passed away on Friday, May 29, 2009, in Baton Rouge. She was 81.

            Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home Monday, June 1, 2009, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at 1 p.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            She was survived by her daughters, Tere Banks of Columbus, OH, Paula Glen DeTrafford and her husband, Shelden of Walker, LA and Tina Joy Henson and her husband, David of Mandeville, LA; a son, George Banks and his wife, Pam of Montesanto, WA; grandchildren and great grandchildren, Elisabeth Huffman and her husband, Dan and children, Anson and Chase of Columbus, OH, Kathryn Luther of Columbus, OH, Rebecca Joy Ramsey and her daughter, Sophia Joy Andres of Walker, LA, Amy Ganucheau of Mandeville, LA and Melissa Joy Banks of Montesanto, WA; three stepchildren; and eight step grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick Lehr; son, Sharp W. Banks, III; brother, Paul Alford; and her parents, Margel and Carrie Alford.

            She graduated from Mississippi College and New York School of Interior Design. She was a real estate broker in Baton Rouge for many years.

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joy A. Lehr (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 May 1928, last residence Denham Springs, Livingston Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Carrie Belle Franklin Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her father, Margel Mize Alford; and of her brother John Paul Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Sarah Joy 1928 MS1, Margel Mize 1905 MS2, William Allen 1867 MS3, Brittain Washington 1843 MS4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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SARAH KAY ALFORD THORNHILL

AAFA #0079

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, MS—_____ May 2001

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

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            Funeral services for Dr. Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill, 64,of Baton Rouge and Tylertown, were May 24, 2001, at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Baton Rouge … followed by grave side services at Tylertown Cemetery.

            Dr. Thornhill died May 21, at her residence in Baton Rouge. She was born Sept. 30, 1936, at Tylertown, daughter of the late Joseph Hardy and Katherine Kyzar Alford. A brother, William Kyzar Alford, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, John W. Thornhill; a daughter and son-in-law, Amy and John Gould of Dallas, Tex.; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Denise Thornhill of Baton Rouge; a sister, Virginia Knippers of Tylertown; a brother, Joe Alford of Jayess; and five grandchildren, Katie, Kara and Kristen Gould, and Elyse and Baylie Thornhill.

            Dr. Thornhill was the department head of the Baton Rouge Campus of Southeastern University College of Nursing and Health Services. She was a Christian and a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

            “Southeastern has lost a great professional and friend. She was a role model for faculty and aspiring young nurses. She was known nationally and internationally as an authority in nursing education. Dr. Thornhill was scheduled to go to Denmark to make a presentation at the International Council of Nurses. Kay was even more than a great professional. She was an extraordinary lady who positively touched thousands of lives. Southeastern will be forever grateful for her extreme capacity to care for others. We will miss her beyond words,” Sally Clausen, president, Southeastern Louisiana University, said.

            Dr. Thornhill received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 1991. She was a 1957 graduate of Gilfoy School of Nursing, Mississippi Baptist Hospital; received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee in nursing in 1974; and a Masters degree in nursing administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1978. She was certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center in Nursing Administration Advanced, Texas A&M Research Center for Distance Learning, Louisiana Board of Secondary and Elementary Schools as a Level A Evaluator, and licensed as a Registered Nurse. She received the Excellence in Leadership Award, Gamma Lambda Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, University of Southern Mississippi in 1996, and was named Outstanding Professional Achievement, one of 25 nurses, by the Baton RougeDistrict Nurses Association in 1994. Since 1995 she was named Program Evaluator for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission: National League for Nursing Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs. In 1989 she was an invited member of Phi Kappa Phi, and in 1974 she was listed in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Thornhill held membership in the Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives, SLU Honor Society of Nursing, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Nursing Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and the American Nurses Association, serving as Baton Rouge District Nurses Association president from 1997-1999, and two terms as first vice president.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

 

            Sarah Kay Thornhill—She served as a member of the Louisiana State Nursing Association Continuing Education Committee, a member of Louisiana Council of Nurse Educators, a member of the SLU Honor Society of Nursing, and was an elected member of the Louisiana State Nurses Association Board of Directors.

            She was well known for several presentations, and had been scheduled to give two presentations in Copenhagen, Denmark, this month. Among her presentations were “Preparing Graduates for a Professional Nursing Career,” “A Consortium Model: Distance Learning for Graduate Nursing Education,” “The Utilization of a Clinical Practice Critical Thinking Process Model to Improve Professional Nurses Patient Care Interventions and Outcomes,” and “Clinical Practice Incidences Initiating Critical Thinking Processes.” In addition to the Denmark presentations, her presentations had been made to meetings in Nashville, Tenn., Indianapolis, Ind., San Diego, Calif., Baton Rouge and other locations. She was the author of several manuscripts and publications.

            Dr. Thornhill attended many continuing education programs and was responsible for submitting several grant applications.

            Memorial donations may be made to Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill Nursing Scholarship, Southeastern Development Foundation, SLU 10450, Hammond, LA 70402.

            Pallbearers were nephews, Cletus Alford, Jamie Alford, Benji Alford, Brad Alford, Kyzar Alford and Gerald Planche.

            Burial was in Tylertown Cemetery with Rabenhorst Funeral Home and Capps Funeral Home in charge.

 

In another article:

 

A tribute to Dr. Kay Thornhill

By Barbara Lowe, a friend, Sunday School teacher and colleague in nursing

 

            When I think of Dr. Kay Thornhill, I have a mental picture of a very gracious lady with many talents. I had the privilege of getting to know Kay through my Sunday School and Church and through our professional association-nursing. When asked to share with you some of Kay’s accomplishments, I spoke with a number of her friends and colleagues who had the following to say:

 

  • She was an exemplary Professional Nurse who came up through the ranks, having earned a Diploma in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing and a Ph.D. She assumed many roles through the years including Staff Nurse, faculty member at Our Lady of the Lake School of Nursing, and at Southeastern Louisiana University, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor. She taught both undergraduate and graduate students. In recent years, Kay moved into administration. She served as Director of the Graduate Program in Nursing at Southeastern prior to her most recent appointment as Department Head of Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Baton Rouge Campus.
  • Kay was a Visionary-one of the first in the community back in the early 70’s to recognize the need for nurses to pursue advanced education that would improve patient care and advance the profession.
  • She was an innovative teacher...always saw ways to make things better!
  • Kay was very active in her professional organization by assuming leadership roles. For example, she served as Secretary, Second Vice President and President of the Baton Rouge District Nurses Association.
  • She has distinguished herself by receiving numerous awards from the University as well as professional Organizations. In 1994 she received recognition as an Outstanding Nurse, an award presented by peers.
  • She was a long-term member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society in Nursing.
  • Kay was a frequent presenter at local, state, national and international meetings. She was scheduled to make two poster presentations in Copenhagen, Denmark, in June 2001; One of these was titled “Clinical Practice Incidences Triggering Critical Thinking Processes: What Nurses Experience.” The second was “A Consortium Education Model: Distance Learning Initiative for Graduate Nursing Education.”
  • She was also involved in writing grant proposals and was successful in obtaining funding to accomplish things like Distance Learning for Graduate Nurses in the state and region.
  • Kay is also remembered for her appreciation of history. It is said that her appreciation of the past helped with her acquisition of a Commemorative Nursing Art Collection that will be enjoyed by many for years to come at Southeastern Louisiana University, College of Nursing. Perhaps this appreciation for the past helped her to be the visionary that she was. She frequently reminded the faculty to “Look at the Big Picture.” Through her leadership role and innovation, she guided the faculty in developing a new curriculum.
  • She was a respected evaluator with the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. In this role she participated in the evaluation of the quality of education in other nursing programs throughout the country.

 

            In summary, she was described as the Epitome of Professionalism...a very caring person...a mentor for many over the past several years. So while we grieve at our loss, it is comforting to me to visualize Kay in her new home.

FAG photo requested 11/16/2012 – also add to her IR

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Sarah A. Thornhill (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Joseph Hardie Alford Jr. and William Kyzar Alford; and aunt Letha Alford Sims in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Sarah Kay Alford’s grandparents, Thomas L. Alford and Lillie Rushing, were married in Pike Co., MS, on 15 Dec 1898. [Mississippi Marriages, 1776–1935 (Ancestry.com)]

            Thomas Lafayette Alford was born 15 Dec 1870 in Pike Co., MS, and died there on 28 July 1910; Lillie died on 6 July 1915 in Walthall Co., MS. [Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com].

            In 1900 the family is listed in Beat 2, Pike Co., MS, dwelling #169: Thomas L. Alford, no occupation, age 29 b. Dec 1870, m. 2 years; his wife Lillie E. 22 b. Nov 1877, 1 child, 1 living; son Auther L. age 0 b. Sept 1899; and mother Statia P. Alford 65 widow b. June 1835. All and their parents were born in MS. Nearby are several Rushing families.

            In 1910 they are still in Beat 2, Pike Co., dwelling #52: Tom Alford, farmer age 39, m. 11 years; his wife Lillie 32, 5 children, 4 living; 4 children including Letha 5; and mother Scirtia 74 widow. All and their parents were born in MS. Again, several Rushing families are nearby.

            In 1920 Tom and Lillie Alford are deceased, so the children are living together in Beat 4, Walthall Co., MS, dwelling #11: Author Alford, farmer age 20; his brother Hardy 19; and sisters Lucy 17 and Letha 15. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920 Statira Alford, widow age 84 b. MS, is living with the family of her son B.F. Brumfield in Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            AAFA records show Thomas’s mother as Statira Lennon. In 1850 she is age 15, living with her probable mother, Lucinda Lennon, in Pike Co., MS.

            In 1860 they are still Pike Co., but Statira must have married a Brumfield shortly after the 1850 census: Statira P. Brumfield, 25; Benjamin F. 8; Joseph J. 5; and Lucinda Lennon 46. All were b. in MS.

            In 1870 this same family group in still in Pike Co., but Statira is now Statira Alford, married in Feb.

            In 1880 they are still in Pike Co.: Statira P. Allford, age 45 widow; son _____ Brumfield 25; and son Thomas L. Allford 9. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            AAFA’s source of Statira’s marriage to Sebastian is from a Ginn family book that says: “Sebastian Alford, son of Eveline Ginn and William Alford, b ca 1830, known as “Bass” and informants recall that he operated a watch repair shop in McComb, m. (1) Rosalene D. Williams b. Jan 14, 1847, and had 2 ch. m. (2) Mrs. Stayra Leonard Brumfield, and she had two sons by a former marriage.”

            She is listed in the Walthall Co., MS published cemetery book as Statira L. Brumfield Alford 1835-1918. However, Statira is living in 1920, listed on the census with her son Benjamin. The cemetery book also has: “Mother of Statira L. Brumfield Alford” with no dates. Her sons Thomas Lafayette Alford and Benjamin F. Brumfield are also buried in the cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Kay’s lineage: Sarah Kay 1936 MS1, Joseph Hardie 1901 MS2, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SARAH LEMENDA BRUMFIELD ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—7 January 1937

[from FindAGrave.com]

 

            Mrs. Sarah Lemenda Alford, wife of Luther W. Alford of Clifton, died and the funeral was Saturday. Interment in the Ellis cemetery.

            She was born 7-14-1890, at age 19, she married Mr. Alford and had 1 child, Lemenda. She was the daughter of the late Elisha Brumfield near Tylertown.

            Survivors are her husband and daughter, 5 sisters, Mesdames R.M. Fortinberry, Lucy Lewis, Udine Blackwell, Ida Graves, and Jessie Simmons, 2 brothers, Kelly and Albert Brumfield, all of Tylertown and vicinity.

 

Photo from Ellis Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie Dier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Luther William Alford; and daughter Lemenda Alford Berry in this compilation.

            From Poole Funeral Home Record, provided by Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340: Alford, Sara/Sarah ?Linda (white), b. 7-14-1890 MS, d. 1-1-1937 Clifton, Ellis Cem., wife of Luther W. Alford, d/o Elisah Brumfield, b. Tylertown, MS, & Sarah Corine Simmons, both b. Pike Co., MS.

 

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SEABORN LOCHRAN ALFORD

Father of Frankie Seaborn Alford Penny, AAFA #0704

 

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—27 November 1919

 

            Mr. Seaborn L. Alford, an old and much respected citizen of the Second Ward died yesterday at his home after a brief illness.

            The remains will be buried today in the family cemetery near his son, Joe Alford.

 

Photo from Seaborn Alford Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christopher Beard

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Candacy Bankston Alford; and his children Esco Seaborn Alford, Joseph Benjamin Alford, and Milton John Alford.

            His date of death on his gravestone, Nov. 22, is different than the date indicated in his obituary, Nov. 26.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, 1.

            His lineage: Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA1, John Seaborn 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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SETH RICHARD “DICK” ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—18 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

SHREVEPORT, CADDO PARISH, LA—Graveside services for Richard “Dick” Alfred will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2003, at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Springridge, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel on Wednesday, November 19, 2003….

            Mr. Alfred was born on September 7, 1935, and passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2003, in Guadalajara, Mexico after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Shreveport, LA and a graduate of Fair Park High School. He retired from Southwest Sales, a business he started and managed for over 30 years.

            Mr. Alfred is survived by two daughters; Lynne Terry and husband Dennis of Houston, TX and Brenda Antee of Shreveport, LA; two sisters, Mary Simmons and Betty Bailes, both of Shreveport, LA; one brother, Gerald Alfred of New Orleans, LA; five grandchildren, Monica, Dianna and Kendall Antee and Dustin and Tyler Terry.

 

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Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Seth Alfred (SS# issued in LA), last residence Shreveport, LA.

 

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SHARLET LAYRAIN BRUMLEY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—13 August 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Sharlet Layrain Alford, 41, of Many, died Friday, Aug. 7, 1987, in an automobile accident, on Hwy. 6, west of Many.

            Services were held Sunday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m., at Friendship Baptist Church, where she and her husband, Jerry Wayne Alford, were married February 8, 1964. They were the first couple to be married in the church…. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home….

            Pallbearers were her nephews, Steven Procell, Greg Bell, Paul Webb, Gary Tedder, David Oliver, and Kelvin Clark.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Zack and Tessie Brumley.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry Wayne Alford; one son and daughter-in-law, Kevin Wayne and Melissa Alford; one daughter and son-in-law, Trina and Keith Gentry; one granddaughter, Laura Danielle Alford; two brothers, Wilson Brumley, and DeWayne Brumley; two sisters, Bobbie Cutrer, and Doris Procell, all of Many; and father-in-law, Percy Alford of Florien.

 

Photo from Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Duffie & Kathy Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, Percy George Alford; and her granddaughter Amanda Renee Alford in this compilation.

            Sharlet was born Aug. 14, 1945.

            Her granddaughter Amanda died four days after Sharlet, so they may have been involved in the same car accident. Amanda is not named in Sharlet’s obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jerry Wayne 1942 LA1, Percy George 1905 LA2, Fred Robert 1874 LA3, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA4, Julius C. 1797 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA76, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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SHEWANDA ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 29 May 2009

 

            Shewanda Alford on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Touro Hospital. Loving mother of Terence, Ternnika, Ja’Myra, and Jalen. Beloved daughter of Irma Alford. Stepdaughter of Richard Palmar. Fiancé of Joseph Lang. Goddaughter of Earline Johnson. Also survived by 5 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 aunts, 2 uncles, 14 nieces, 11 nephews, 3 great-nieces, 3 great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 33.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Littlejohn Funeral Home, 2163 Aubry St. on Saturday, May 30, 2009 for 10:00 a.m. Rev. Lawrence Brock, officiating. Parlor visitation Saturday 9:00 a.m. till hour of services. Burial: private. Professional services entrusted to Littlejohn Funeral Home 2163 Aubry St. Cal K. Johnson, Manager/Funeral Director Information: (504) 940-0045 Member of C.C.F.C. & E.A.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SHIRLEY ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Thursday, 2 March 2006

 

            Shirley Alford on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Beloved companion of Joseph A. Leclair. Mother of Felix David LeBlanc and Brittany Gaudan. Sister of Patricia Provetere, Sylvia Bourg, Jessie Melton, Barbara Champagne, Wayne Alford, Max Alford, James Ray Beeson, the late Helen Bernice Plaisance and Donald Aucoin. Daughter of the late Taylor Jeff Alford and Maude Beeson Alford.

            Survived by 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

            Age 62 years. A native and lifelong resident of New Orleans, LA.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Parlor of Mothe Funeral Home, 1300 Vallette St., Algiers, LA on Friday, March 3, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Taylor Jeff Alford and Maude Beeson Alford, in this compilation.

            She is listed as Shirley Miles in her father’s 1980 obituary, and Shirley Milner in her mother’s obituary.

 

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SHIRLEY ALFRED MAGEE

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 5 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Shirley Alfred Magee, a homemaker, died May 28 of a heart attack at Tulane University Medical Center. She was 62. Ms. Magee was born in Slidell and lived in New Orleans for the past 41 years. She graduated from St. Tammany Parish Training School and Jerry Kay’s School of Nursing. She was a member of Second New Pleasant Zion Baptist Church.

            Survivors include four sons, Gerard, Alphonse, Elijah and Danny Magee; four daughters, Bobbie Magee Jones and Alma, Shelia and Carmen Magee; her mother, Marian Alfred of Slidell; two sisters, Myrtle Alfred Smith and Viola Alfred Miller; and 11 grandchildren.

            A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Second New Pleasant Zion Baptist Church, 3329 Fourth St…. Burial will be in Alfred Cemetery in Slidell. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SIDNEY E. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Thursday, 26 July 2001

 

LAFAYETTE, LA—Sidney E. Alford, 60, a native of Bogalusa died July 18 at his home. He was a retired oilfield worker and a real estate agent.

            He was the son of the late Walter Dewitt Alford and the former Ruth Dillon Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Juanita Ritchie Alford of Lafayette; a daughter, Tammy Polaski and husband, Gerald of Lafayette; a son, Robert Alford and wife, Sonia of Philadelphia, PA; a sister, Lennie Mayor of Hammond; and two grandchildren, Brittany Polaski and Brett Polaski, both of Lafayette.

            Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Walter A. Alford and Stanley E. Alford; and two sisters, Ella Rose Lloyd and Betty Joyce Moak.

            Funeral services were held July 21 in the Delhomme Chapel of The Flowers in Lafayette.

The Rev. Gary Funderburk, pastor of Community Baptist Church in Lafayette officiated.

            Interment was held at Greenlawn Cemetery in Lafayette, LA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sidney E. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 Sept 1940.

 

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STACY DIANE ALFORD WALLACE

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, TX—4 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Stacy Diane Wallace, 33, of Slidell, Louisiana, died Sunday, July 30, 2000, in a Slidell hospital.

            Mrs. Wallace was born on July 14, 1967, in Texarkana, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Assembly of God.

            Survivors include two daughters, Heather and Kayla Wallace; her parents, Larry and Shirley Alford and Janet and Bill Schrader of Slidell; two brothers, Spencer Alford of Jefferson, Texas, and Jay Alford; three stepsisters, Toni Hill of Jefferson, Bre Schrader of Conway, Arkansas, and Dee Schrader of Texarkana; her grandparents, Margaret and Gwayne Williams of Leary, Texas, and Violet Schrader of Texarkana; one niece; four nephews; and a number of other relatives.

            Graveside services were held on Saturday at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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STELLA ALFORD RAYNE

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 2 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Rayne, Stella Alford—A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Loranger, she passed away at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at Summit Hospital at the age of 84. Visitation at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Thursday.... Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Nemoure “Pap” Rayne; a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Ron Vendt of Prairieville; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and Caroline Myers of Atlanta, who is special to the family.

            Preceded in death by her mother and father, Irene and Andrew Alford; three brothers, Otis, Bud and Ozell Alford; and a sister, Zettie Baham.

 

Photo from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Owens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stella Rayne (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 May 1915.

            See the obituaries of her mother, mother, Irene Miley Alford Babin; and brother Bud C. Alford in this compilation.

            Stella was the daughter of Andrew Alford and Irene Miley.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Moses Alford b. about 1810.

            Her lineage: Stella 1915 LA1, Andrew J. 1875 LA2, William Richard 1832 LA3, Moses 1810 LA4.

 

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STELLA ZATARAIN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 30 January 1988

 

            Mrs. Stella Zatarain Alford, of Algiers, LA, on Friday, January 29, 1988, at 2 o’clock a.m.; beloved wife of the late Virgil S. Alford, Sr.; mother of Audrey Gautreaux and Virgil S. Alford, Jr; daughter of the late Mary Young and Joseph Zatarain; sister of George Zatarain and the late Edna Daly, Joseph, Emily and John Zatarain; also survived by 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; age 86 years; a lifelong resident of Algiers, LA.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Funeral Services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 1300 Vallette St., Algiers, LA, on Saturday, January 30, 1988, at 11 o’clock a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Interment in St. Bartholomew Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stella Z. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 Dec 1901 and died _____ Jan 1988, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Virgil S. Alford Sr.; and son Virgil S. “Seaweed” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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STEVE A. ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0190

Brother of Joyce Alford Vorman, AAFA #0251, and Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl, AAFA #0252

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 19 October 1990

 

 

            Judge Steve A. Alford Jr., who served on state district and appellate courts in Baton Rouge for 19 years, died Thursday [October 18] of complications from major surgery. He was 70.

            Alford, who announced in July that he was retiring from his seat on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal at the end of the year, underwent major surgery three weeks ago to repair an aneurysm, said his widow, Kate Peatross Alford.

            He suffered a series of setbacks from which he never recovered, his widow said late Thursday. He died at 7:40 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

            Alford’s death was mourned by his fellow judges on the appellate court, where Alford had served since Jan. 1, 1983.

            “I served with Judge Alford for almost 19 years, said appellate court Judge Melvin Shortess. “He loved the law and the lawyers. The people who came to his court always got his full attention and fair and impartial consideration. He will be deeply missed by me and I’m sure the entire community.

            When he announced his retirement from the bench three months ago, Alford said health considerations prompted him to step down.

            “I’m not that terribly young,” he said. “I feel good about the decision.” He said then that he and his wife planned to travel as much as possible.

            Alford took office as a district court judge in 1971. He ascended to the appellate court position following the retirement of former Judge Elmo Lear. Alford maintained a private practice before he was elected to the bench.

            Alford was born in Orange, Texas, and reared in Lake Charles. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1942 and the LSU Law School in 1948.

            He was veteran of World War II and flew B-17 Flying Fortresses for the U.S. Army Air Force. He was discharged with the rank of captain.

            Alford practiced law in state and federal courts from 1949 until he was elected to the district court bench in 1971. He served as chief judge of the district court from 1979 to 1982.

            Alford was a graduate of the Institute of Court Management and the National College of State Judges.

            Alford was a member of the Downtown Kiwanis Club. He served as the club’s president and held various district offices. He was also on the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees for four years and served as international vice president for one year.

            He was a past master of the Capitol Lodge of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons and was a 33rd degree Mason as well as a Shriner. He held the Demolay Legion of Honor Award and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church, where he was a church deacon.

            He is survived by his wife and three children: Steve Alford III, Timothy L. Alford and Paralee Francis Alford. He had four grandchildren.

            Alford’s death leaves a vacancy in his office for the remainder of the year. State District Judge Doug Gonzales ran unopposed to serve out the remainder of Alford’s term, which expires Dec. 31, 1992.

            Funeral arrangements were incomplete late Thursday.

            When Alford announced his retirement in July, Grover L. Covington of Hammond, the 1st Circuit’s chief judge, characterized Alford as a hard worker and said he would be missed.

            “I’ve known the man for 40 years,” Covington said. “He’s had a distinguished judicial career, both as a trial court judge and appellate court judge.”

            Decisions written by Alford have been cited as precedent in many cases returned by other appellate courts, he said. Alford volunteered to tackle difficult cases “that perhaps others would not have,” Covington said.

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Steve A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 Aug 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Kate Peatross Alford; son Steve Augustus Alford III; and father, Steve A. Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl in Arizona Obituaries; Joyce Alford Vorman in Massachusetts Obituaries; and Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries.

            There are some questions about the middle names of the three Steve Alfords:

 

Steve Alford Sr.          Family members reported Steve Arthur Alford

                                    Obituary and gravestone say Steve A. Alford

 

Steve Alford Jr.          Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry.com] lists Steve Alford Jr. on 12 Aug 1920 in Orange Co.—no middle name or initial

                                    Obituary says Steve A. Alford Jr.

 

Steve Alford III          Obituary says Steve Augustus Alford III

 

            Excerpts from the “In Remembrance” article published in AAFA ACTION, December 1990:

 

            Judge Alford was active in his community, church and family affairs and will be sorely missed in each. His death is also a great loss to the Association. While at the AAFA meeting in Houston in 1990, Steve said that as soon as he retired in 1991 it was his plan to become very active in the Association and do all he could to get the Alfords of Louisiana informed and enlisted.

            Steve, the son of Steve A. Sr. and Joyce Powell Alford, was born 12 August 1920 in Orange, Texas.

            Steve Alford, Jr. married Kate Peatross of Morgan City, LA, and they had three children: Steve III, Timothy L., and Paralee Francis. He was a grandfather of four. He was survived by three sisters, Jane Sims, Lynchburg, VA; Joyce Vorman, Great Barrington, MA; and Brownie Jean McElmoyl, Chandler, AZ; and all were present at the AAFA meeting in Raleigh the weekend before Steve’s death. Many of Steve’s very close cousins are also members of AAFA.

            In the memorial service conducted by Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald and Rev. John Harris, they said: “In Steve’s life we see a remarkable blend of toughness and tenderness. Some of his pronouncements were as final as a unanimous decision of the Supreme Court of our land. You just didn’t question him about those. But a minute later, or an hour later, he would be marshmallow soft. I suspect his toughness was tied to his high standards. He had strong convictions about what was right and what was wrong, and he was determined to stand for the right. Those who had spent much time with him knew his tender side surfaced when he was around people who were hurting and needed a boost.”

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Steve A. 1920 TX1, Steve A. 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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STEVE A. ALFORD, SR.

Father of Steve A. Alford, Jr., AAFA #0190, Joyce Alford Vorman, AAFA #0251, and Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl, AAFA #0252

 

[Although he died in Arizona, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to Louisiana.]

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—_____ February 1962

 

            Steve A. Alford, Sr., a well known former public official, died at the age of 69 in Arizona last week. Mr. Alford was a native of Amite in Tangipahoa Parish, who in later years moved to Lake Charles and during the past two years lived in Tucson, Arizona.

            Funeral services were conducted from McKneeley Funeral Home in Amite last Thursday by Rev. Sam Cordon, former pastor of Mr. Alford. Interment was in the Amite Cemetery.

            During his active years, Mr. Alford served as Superintendent of Louisiana State Police from 1940 to 1942 and was Director of Public Safety from 1942 to 1944. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Past Master of the Rudolph Krauss Lodge of Lake Charles.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Steve D. Alford, Sr. [sic], of Arizona; one son, Steve A. Alford, Jr., of Baton Rouge; four daughters, Mrs. John Sims [Jane] of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Mrs. Eddie Barmon of Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Mrs. Ralph Tye of London, England; Miss Brownie Alford of Zermont, Switzerland and by three sisters and numerous relatives in Tangipahoa Parish.

 

 

Photos from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Steve A. Alford Jr. (including comments about his middle name); and grandson Steve Augustus Alford III in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughters Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl in Arizona Obituaries; Joyce Alford Vorman in Massachusetts Obituaries; and Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries

            His first wife and the mother of his children was Joyce Powell Alford.

            In a report of the 2008 Region II Conference of American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Steve Alford is listed as Past President for Region II, 1941: “Brig. Steve Alford, Louisiana [deceased].”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Steve A. 1892 LA1, Arthur Colley 1869 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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STEVE AUGUSTUS ALFORD III

Son of Steve A. Alford Jr., AAFA #0190

Nephew of Joyce Alford Vorman, AAFA #0251, and Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl, AAFA #0252

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 16 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford III, Steve Augustus—A resident of Marksville [Avoyelles Parish], he passed away Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans. He was 58 and a U.S. Navy veteran. Friends may call at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, 445 W. Bon Tempt St., Marksville…. Burial in Cushman Cemetery, Marksville.

            He retired from the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, having served at Hunt, Wade and Louisiana State Penitentiary. He served as deputy warden at Avoyelles Correctional Center beginning in February 1989. He was appointed warden at Bogalusa. He served as chief operating officer and co-founder of Cenla Community Service and SK Transportation in Marksville, He was serving as president of Margaret, LLC. He was a member of the Marksville Zoning committee, appointed by the mayor and City Council. He attended Grace Baptist Church. He enjoyed golfing and growing roses. He dearly loved LSU football and baseball. He faithfully watched Michael Jordan as a player for the Chicago Bulls and most recently, the Washington Wizards.

            He fought a lengthy and courageous battle with heart disease beginning Dec. 11, l995. Through the miracle of prayer, he received a wonderful gift in late November, a heart. The heart gave Steve a new life until suffering numerous complications on Dec. l1, 200l.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Judge Steve Augustus Alford Jr., lst Circuit Court of Appeal, Baton Rouge.

            He is survived by his wife, Suzonne Michel-Alford, Marksville; a son, Steve Augustus “Sam” Alford IV, Murfreesboro, Tenn; two daughters, Mary Melissa “Missi” Alford Richmond and husband Michael, Baton Rouge, and Sara Margaret Laborde, Marksville; mother, Kate P. Alford, Baton Rouge; a sister, Paralee Alford, Baton Rouge; a brother, Tim Alford and wife Jane, Kearney, Neb.; two nephews, Josh and Tyler Alford, Kearney; and two beautiful granddaughters, whom he adored, Sydney Kate and Carrie Madeline Richmond, Baton Rouge.

            Pallbearers will be Jamie Dubroc, Rusty Dubea, Billy Tompkins, John Boatner, John Sampson, George Alexander, Mark Bordelon, Scotty Laborde, Shayne Laprarie, Jeff Tyler, Bill Belsom, Reuben Joshua and Dr. Bob Winston.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Josh Alford Tyler Alford and Richie Stret….

 

Photo from Cushman Cemetery, Marksville, Avoyelles Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Native of Marksville

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Steve A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 16 Nov 1943.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Kate Peatross Alford and Steve A. Alford Jr. (including comments about his middle name); and grandfather Steve A. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Steve Augustus 1943 ??1, Steve A. 1920 TX2, Steve A. 1892 LA3, Arthur Colley 1869 LA4, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA5, John Seaborn 1807 LA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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STEWART A. “SAM” ALFORD

 

SUNDAY ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 11 July 1976

 

            Alford, Stewart A. (Sam)—Died 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 1976, at Seventh Ward General Hospital. He was 68, a native of McComb, Miss., and a resident of Ponchatoula. He was a World War II veteran.

            Visiting at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, Sunday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at which time the funeral services will be held at the funeral home chapel. Burial in the Ponchatoula Cemetery.

            Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Annie Kirbey [sic Kirby], Ponchatoula and Mrs. Mellie Martin, Hammond; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

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Photo from Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christina Feyen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stewart Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 July 1908, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his father, Preston Horn Alford; and siblings Agnes Sue Alford Conrad, Annie Laura Alford Kirby, Hattie Alford Carthan, and Mellie Alford Martin in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Stewart A. 1908 MS1, Preston Horn 1864 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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SUDIE MAE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ February 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Mrs. Sudie Mae Alford on Thursday, February 27, 1986 at 5:20 a.m. Daughter of the late Willis B. and Maggie C. Alford; sister of Mrs. Myrtha D. Cohn of Chicago, Illinois and the late Edgar W., Willie B., Lee Otis and Samuel Alford, Mmes. Anna M. Lakes, Mary L. Taylor, Lillian E. Tillman; aunt of Mrs. Lois G. Isom of this city and Mrs. Juanita M. Alford of Los Angeles, California. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Relatives and friends of the family also pastors officers and members of Second Bethlehem and Broadway Mission Baptist Churches and neighboring churches are invited to attend the wake and religious services on Sunday, March 2, 1986 at 8 o’clock p.m. at Second Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7012 Colapissa St.... Interment Rest Haven Cemetery. Arrangements by Louisiana Undertaking Co....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sudie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 January 1907, last residence New Orleans, LA.

            See the obituary of her niece, Lois G. Alford Isom, in this compilation.

 

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SUSAN D. HUDSON ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—17 April 1912

 

            Mrs. Susie Alfred, one of the best beloved and most highly esteemed ladies of this city, died yesterday morning at her home on Pierre Avenue, at 12:45 o’clock. Mrs. Alfred had reached the advanced age of seventy-six years, and had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for the past fifty years, having united with the Bethany church which is near Providence, in 1861. After the death of her husband, she remained at their home at Providence for four years, then she removed to Shreveport, where she has since lived.

            Mrs. Alfred is survived by six children, five boys and one girl, they being Joe, Glenn, Oscar, James and Miss Bettie, all of Shreveport, and Rev. Gus Alfred of Lampasses, TX.

            The funeral was held at 4 o’clock Tuesday evening at the residence, conducted by Rev. A.D. Kendricks, of the Parkview Baptist Church. The remains will be forwarded to Providence early this morning, where interment will take place this afternoon.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Elizabeth “Bettie” Alfred and Joe C. Alfred in this compilation.

            This obituary is from The Journal, Fourth Quarter 2001 (Vol. XIII, No. 4), “Providence Baptist Cemetery [Caddo Parish],” by Wanda Volentine Head. It states her name and dates: 10 June 1836–16 April 1912.

            Family trees at Ancestry.com say she is Susan D. Hudson Alfred, daughter of Newton Hudson and Elizabeth D. Harmon. She was the second wife of Warren Alfred, married in Caddo Parish on 28 Feb 1858.

 

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SYTIRA ALFORD BRANDY

 

Source unknown (posted on FindAGrave.com)

Morehouse Parish, LA—_____ October 1988

 

 

            Sytira Alford Brandy was the daughter of the late Fred Alford and Lula Bells Alford. She was a member of St. John baptist Church and later became a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She touced and enhanced the development of thousands of young lives through her work as a third grade teacher in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Serenity was her code of ethics and her greatest ambition was that of peace good will and love. She exemplified this through her membership in the United Teaching Profession. She was a Mother of the Church and she was a Church Announcer and she belonged to the Morehouse Retired Teachers Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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TAMMY RENEE BRELAND ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—7 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

BOSSIER CITY, LA—Services for Tammy Renee Alford will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2002 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel…. Interment will follow in Rose-Neath Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford died Friday, April 5, 2002 at Willis Knighton Bossier after a courageous fight with a lengthy illness. She was born in Monroe, LA and was a resident of Bossier City, LA. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Faith Temple Assembly.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Fern Stiles and father, B.R. Breland.

            She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Charles Alford; daughters, Kathryn Carter and husband James, Amber Alford and fiancée Jay Whitley, Alicia Alford; sisters, DeJuanna Perot and husband Robert, Nancy Peninger and husband Don; brothers, Gary Breland and wife Emily, David Breland and wife Karla; Nannas special grandson, James Rylan “Popeye” Carter.

            Pallbearers will be John Perot, Mark Alford, Doyle McWilliams, Robert Perot, Scott Byrum, Jay Whitley, Johnny Breland and Lenny Hendrix….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tammy Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 May 1959.

 

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TAYLOR JEFF ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Wednesday, 5 November 1980

 

            Taylor Jeff Alford, of Algiers, Louisiana, on Monday, November 3, 1980 at 6:17 o’clock p.m.

            Beloved husband of Maud Beeson; father of Mrs. Bernice Plaisance, Mrs. Patricia Provetere, Mrs. Sylvia Bourg, Mrs. Jessie Boykin, Mrs. Barbara Champagne, Mrs. Shirley Miles, Ray Beeson, Max and Wayne Alford and Donald Aucoin; age 82 years.

            A native of Rankin County, Mississippi and a resident of Algiers, Louisiana for the past 30 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral. Services from Mothe Funeral Homes, Inc., 1300 Valiette Street, Algiers, Louisiana on Thursday, November 6, 1980 at 1 o’clock p.m. Religious services will be conducted by Rev. H.T. Greer at the funeral home. Interment Greenwood Cemetery. Parlors will be open on Wednesday, November 5, 1980 from 6 p.m. until midnight.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Taylor Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 June 1898 and died _____ Nov 1980, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Maude Beeson Alford; and daughter Shirley Alford in this compilation.

            On Taylor Jeff Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), his is age 20, born 23 June 1895, living in Florence, Rankin Co., MS. He names Mary Alford of the same address as his nearest relative.

            Greenwood Cemetery records list him as Jeff Taylor Alford, age 82. He is buried in a plot with 6 apparently unrelated people, but he has no gravestone.

 

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TAYVEN ALFRED

 

Kinchen Funeral Home

Lafayette, LA—_____ April 2008

 

 

            Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 26, 2008, 9 AM, at Queen of Peace Catholic Church for Tayven Alfred who was born on March 28, 2008 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

            Baby Alfred is survived by his mother Raven Alfred; father Justin Chevalier; brother Tylon St. Julien; maternal grandparents Ottis and Stephanie Alfred Sr.; paternal grandmother Ontera Chevalier godmother Laderia Celestine; uncle/godfather Ottis Alfred Jr and uncle Kaylyn Alfred.; aunts Brooklyn Alfred and Brittany and Shamika Chevalier; a special aunt and uncle Nicole and Marcus Alfred; great-grandparents John and Mary Alfred and Leroy and Betty Celestine; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            The family wishes to give a special thanks to Dr. Dave Deiulio, Dr. Mufeed Ashraf, Dr. Virginia Alfred and staff of the NICU at Lafayette General Medical Center.

            Visitation will be Saturday, April 26, 2008, from 7 - 8:40 AM at Kinchen Funeral Home.

            Kinchen Funeral Home, Inc., 1011 N St. Antoine Street, Lafayette, LA is in charge of arrangements.

 

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TED CULLEN ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Tuesday, 17 July 2007

 

 

BENTON [Bossier Parish], LA‑Services for Ted Alford, 89, will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at Rose-Neath’s Bossier Chapel.... Interment will follow in Rose-Neath Cemetery....

            Ted passed away on July 15, 2007 in Bossier City, LA. He was born in Gloster [Amite Co.], MS and was of the Methodist faith. He attended Byrd High School in Shreveport.

            Ted was a member of the North Louisiana Fox Hunters Association, raising, showing and breeding Walker hounds. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was also involved in producing rodeos, was an excellent horseman and spent years calf roping in area rodeos.

            He owned and operated Alford’s Welding Co. in Bossier City doing pipeline construction in Louisiana and surrounding states. He taught welding for the Louisiana Department of Education for many years in Bossier City.

            He was a fighter and spent his last years struggling to be independent “in spite of” his failing health.

            For many years, Ted was a fixture at his grandsons baseball games from youth baseball at Walbrook Park to Benton High School baseball games, not only did he attend every game, he attended many practice sessions also.

            Preceding him in death are his wife Rose Marie, parents, Albert and Mary Alice Alford.

            Ted is survived by his sons, Dempsey Alford and wife Ann, Fred Alford and wife LaDell of Benton, LA, daughter, Dixie Rogers and husband Joe of Plainview, TX, Grandchildren, J.W. Rogers, Michael Alford, Ted Alford, Jeremy Alford and Emily Alford.

            Honoring Ted as pallbearers will be Billy Tom Johnston, Don Whittington, Ardis J. Peace, Terry Lawrence, Matt Lawrence and Matt Caston....

 

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Photo from Rose-Neath Cemetery, Bossier City, Bossier Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny McManus

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ted Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Sept 1917, last residence Benton, Bossier Parish, LA.

See the obituary of his wife, Rose Marie Clark Alford, in this compilation. Inscribed at the bottom of their shared gravestone is “Married Dec. 1939.”

 

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TEDDIE BIGGS ALFORD

Grandmother of Oliver Sims Alford III, AAFA #0145

 

THE BANNER

Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—Thursday, 4 July 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            The death, June 27, 1991 of Mrs. Teddie Biggs Alford in New Roads, marked the passing of one of Pointe Coupee’s oldest living residents. The last surviving member of her generation of her family, she had marked her 99th birthday only 17 days before—June 10, 1991.

            Born in Mayersville, Miss., and a former longtime resident of Issaquena County, Miss., she had been a resident of New Roads for 46 years, and remained active and alert until the very final years of her life. She was the widow of C.E. Alford Sr., and mother of the widely-known, beloved longtime Pointe Coupee Parish Library figure—Mrs. Mary Jane Robinson of New Roads—with whom she made her home.

            An affable, personable lady devoted to succeeding generations of her family, she is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mary Jane Robinson; by a granddaughter, Elise Cook, Rolling Fork, Miss.; four grandsons, Oliver S. Robinson III, New Roads; Charles Edward Robinson, Plaquemine, Floyd Alford Robinson, Houston, Texas, and C.E. Alford III of Rolling Fork; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, C.E. Alford Sr.; a son, C.E. Alford Jr.; and two sisters, Nell B. Alford and Maude B. Finley. The Boone-Wells Funeral Home, Greenville, was in charge arrangements.

            Religious services were conducted at The Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Rolling Fork, Miss., Saturday, June 29, 1991 at 4p.m., with interment in Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allen, Miss.

 

Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washingotn Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter Mary Jane Alford Robinson in this compilation.

            Oliver Robinson notes that Teddie, or “Miss Ted,” was born Charles Edward Biggs, named for her father who died several months before her birth. The C.E. initials are confusing because she married Cincinnatus Eudoxious Alford. Her older sister Nell married his brother Stewart Floyd Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Cincinnatus Eudoxious 1875 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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THELMA JORDAN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—18 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

BOGALUSA—Thelma Jordan Alford, 79, a resident of Bogalusa died yesterday [July 17] at Resthaven Living Center. She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Woody Alford of Bogalusa, Jesse and Truss Alford of Clinton, MS and Ronnie and Mickey Alford of Jackson, MS; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Hayman of Bogalusa and Mrs. Marjorie Owens of Bogalusa; and a grandson, Jesse Scott Alford.

            Preceding her in death was her husband, Ottis Alford.

            Visitation will be at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home today from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home chapel tomorrow at 10 a.m…. Interment will follow in Ponemah Cemetery.

 

Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janine McQuiston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Oct 1921, which is different than the date on her gravestone.

            Thelma’s husband is listed in the SSDI as Oddis Alford, born 27 Aug 1916, and died _____ March 1986, last residence Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA. His gravestone at Find A Grave shows him as Ottis L. Alford, 27 Aug 1916–20 March 1986.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ottis 1916 LA1, James W. 1886 LA2, Jesse B. 1855 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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THELMA LINDSEY ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—18 September 2011

 

            Alford, Thelma Lindsey—She retired from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Kentwood. Thelma passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at her home. She was 88.

            Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Monday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. until service time at noon, conducted by the Rev. Mike Ferguson. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            Thelma is survived by a daughter Sandra “Sue” Alford Wiggins; son, Layton H. Alford Jr.; grandson, Bryan P. Alford; and a great-granddaughter, Kalie Wiggins.

            Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Layton Alford Sr.; and two granddaughters, Tammy M. Stephens and Sheryl S. Fontenot.

            Thelma was a charter member of Lanier Baptist Church. Special thanks to Nettie Guedon and the staff of Hospice of Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lanier Baptist Church or Hospice of Baton Rouge.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 Sept 1922, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Layton Alford Sr.; and grandson Bryan Paul Alford in this compilation.

 

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THERESA JARREAU ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 24 March 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, Theresa—Died Wednesday, March 22, 1995 at 10:40 p.m. at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 75, a resident and native of Livonia. Visiting was held at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 5-10 p.m. Thursday.... Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday.... Interment in church cemetery.

            Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Ray J. Landry Sr., Livonia; a sister and brother-in-law, Thelma “Jack” and Murphy Chustz, Livonia; a sister-in-law, Dephine Albert; three grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law, Jay and Cindy Landry, Chris and Gwen Landry and Jamie Landry; three great-grandchildren, Thrish [sic—”Trish” in Abram Alford’s obituary], Helena and Dustin Landry; and friends, including Jennifer Rogers. Preceded in death by husband, Abram Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Theresa Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 November 1919.

            See the obituary of her husband, Abram “Bum” Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone andwhere Theresa’s maiden name is identified.

 

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THERESA TRAHAN ALFORD

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Tuesday, 17 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

LAFAYETTE—Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille for Theresa Alford, 89, the former Theresa Trahan, who died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in the Magnolia Nursing Home in Lafayette.

            Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Breaux Bridge and a resident of Lafayette for 40 years.

            She will be deeply missed by her family.

            Survivors include one daughter, Madeline Picard, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren, David Troy Alford, Rebecca Landry and Kim Meche, of Lafayette, La., Paula Picard, of St. Louis, Mo., and Amanda Giacondino, of Hartford, Conn.; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Alton Alford Sr., and one son, Alton Alford Jr….

            Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Alford’s name to the American Heart Association….

            Pallbearers will be Casey Meche, Al Landry, Benjamin Landry, Troy Alford, Gene Patin and Jody Broussard.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to Martin & Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette, (337) 234-2311.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Theresa Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Oct 1914.

            We included the obituary of her son Alton David Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

 

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THOMAS HARNEY ALFORD, JR.

Son of Thomas Harney Alford, Sr., AAFA #0586

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 24 August 2006

 

            Thomas Harney Alford Jr. was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in Baton Rouge, and passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Married to Evelyn Cain Alford for 46 years, he was 72 when colon cancer took his life.

            A graduate of Central High School and LSU, he was a registered sanitarian who later became a Sanitarian, Parish Manager 11, for the state Department of Health in the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit. He was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

            Visiting at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11819 Jefferson Highway, on Friday, Aug. 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Barbara Einsel of Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial Methodist Church, Bogalusa.... Entombment will follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Mausoleum.

            He is survived by two sons, Doug Alford, Baton Rouge, and Greg Alford and wife Chandra and their three children, Tyler, Peyton and Taylor Alford, all of Knoxville, Tenn.; sister and husband, Norma and Barney Garner, Baton Rouge; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, the Rev. Alan and the Rev. Barbara Einsel, Bogalusa; mother-in-law, Mrs. Elsie Cain; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Harney and Alice Alford; and father-in-law, the Rev. Jerome Cain, who was of Baton Rouge....

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 Feb 1934.

            See the obituary of his father, Thomas Harney Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            AAFA lists his wife as Harriet Evelyn Cain, whom he m. on 17 June 1960. His parents: Thomas Harney Alford, Sr. and Alice Lavelia Hooper.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas Harney 1934 LA1, Thomas Harney 1903 TN2, John L. 1870 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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THOMAS HARNEY ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0586

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 14 October 2000

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford Sr., Thomas Harney—A native of Trenton, Tenn., and a longtime resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, he died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his home. He was 97 and a retired employee of Exxon Co. USA.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East Chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday…. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Alice Hooper Alford; two sisters, Ela (Mrs. A.R.) Annison and Virginia (Mrs. Frank) Fitzgerald; and two brothers, Herbert and Herman Alford.

            Survived by a brother John Louis Alford of Greenwell Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. Alford Jr. and Evelyn C. Alford; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma A. Garner and Walter L. Garner; and four grandchildren, Ginger G. Manint, Gary Garner, Douglas A. Alford and Gregory D. Alford; and six great-grandchildren.

            He was a member of Blackwater United Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World, and Cypress Bayou Exxon Annuity Club.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70714 or Hospice Care of Louisiana, 9418 Brookline Ave., Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

 

 

Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 May 1903, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his son, Thomas Harney Alford Jr.; mother, Sally Jane Cathcart Alford; and siblings Ela Beatrice Alford Annison, Herbert L. Alford, and John Louis Alford in this compilation.

            Harney was born in Gibson Co., TN, the son of John L. Alford and Sally Jane Cathcart. He married Alice Lavelia Hooper. Three generations of Harney’s ancestors were included with his In Remembrance article in the Spring 2004 issue of AAFA ACTION.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas Harney 1903 TN1, John L. 1870 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—5 January 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Thomas J. Alford, 74, of Many, succumbed in his home on Toledo Bend Lake on Highway 1215, at 2:15 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 2.

            Alford, who was a heart patient, died before Jenkins’ Ambulance Service arrived to transport him to a local hospital. On hand to assist were deputies from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Dept….

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel Alford of Many; one son, Harold Alford of Odgen, Utah; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Barry of Inglewood, Calif.; three brothers, Henry Alford of Many, John Alford of Odessa, Tex., and James Alford of Houston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Marr of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Jula Belle Dillard of Natchitoches; and three grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Zwolle Church of Christ…. Burial was in the Fort Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 December 1903.

            See the obituary of his brother Henry James Alford in this compilation.

            Thomas Jefferson was the son of John Alford and Mary Johnson. He married Ethel Russell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thomas Jefferson 1903 LA1, John 1866 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—27 October 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Thomas Jefferson Alford, a retired kitchen helper at Cafe Du Monde, died of cancer Sunday at Charity Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Alford was born in Ensley, Fla., and lived in New Orleans many years.

            Survivors include his wife, Dianna Alford; a son, James Robert Dunn; a daughter, Lisa Dunn; and three grandchildren.

            Private services have been held. McMahon-Coburn-Briede Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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TIBITHA TENNESSEE “TENNY” ALFORD BREWSTER

 

Photo from Brewster family tree (Ancestry.com) – used with permission from Carol, her granddaughter

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—17 March 1977

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Tennessee A. Brewster, 87, of Keithville, died Friday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m., in Fairfield Hospital in Shreveport, after a long illness.

            Mrs. Brewster was a 25-year resident of Shreveport, and was a Baptist. She was a native of Pleasant Hill.

            Services were at 10 a.m., Monday, in Wellman’s Funeral Home chapel…. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery.

            Survivors include two sons, Willie Brewster, and Otis L. Brewster, both of Shreveport; two daughters, Mrs. Jessie E. Williams of Keithville, and Mrs. Mae Barnett of Benton, Ark.; one brother, Robert D. Alford of Gustine, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Rosamae Flenniken of Hornbeck, Mrs. Annie Slay of Shreveport, and Mrs. Ethel Jamerson of Alexandria; 13 grandchildren, and 35 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Ted Brewster, Tommy Jacobs, Glenn Dickerson, I.W. Slay, Jewel Slay, and R.W. McClure.

 

Photo from Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Edmonson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tennessee Brewster (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 January 1890 and died _____ March 1977, last residence Keithville, Caddo Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Annie Lee Alford Slay and Ethel Leona Alford Wedgeworth Jamerson Cochran; and her half-siblings Rosa Mae Alford Wells Flanigan and Wilton L. Alford in this compilation.

            The death date in her obituary, March 11, is not the death date on her gravestone, March 14.

            Tibitha Tennessee Alford was the daughter of Louis Charles Alford and Sarah Elizabeth White. “Tenney” married William Brewster. Their first child died and is buried in the Bethany Cemetery, Marthaville, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Tibitha Tennessee 1890 LA1, Louis Charles 1862 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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TILMON “TEBO” ALFORD

Cousin of Harrell Ovead Alford, AAFA #0445

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 28 January 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Tebo—Died, Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. He was 77, a native of Sunny Hill and a resident of Amite. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite.... Interment [Monday] in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

            Survived by wife Frederica Minnie Alford, Kentwood; a sister, Lena Burch, Franklinton; and a sister-in-law Dorothy Clark Alford, Amite.

 

Photo from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tilmon Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 June 1918.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Frederica Minnie C. Alford; and his sisters Lay Ruth Alford, Lena Leona Alford Burch, and Winnie Bell Alford Henry in this compilation.

            Tebo was the son of Abraham Otto Alford and Lulu Bell McElveen.

            Abe was almost surely the son of Abraham Alford and wife Rufina P. _____. They lived next door to one another in 1900. The families lived in Pike County, MS, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, and Washington Parish, LA. Abraham was the son of _____ Alford and Matilda _____, who was born about 1811 in SC. She was enumerated in 1850 and 1860 Pike County, MS. In 1850, apparently not long after the loss of her husband, she was living about three houses from Edwin B. Alford. It is thought that Matilda may have been the widow of one of Edwin Alford’s brothers.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Tilmon 1918 LA1, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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TIMOTHY WARD ALFORD

Nephew of Willie Marshall Alford, AAFA #0128

 

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, TX—Saturday, 10 November 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Sgt. Timothy W. Alford, 29, of Rosepine [Vernon Parish], La., died Thursday [November 8] from injuries received in an automobile accident.

            Funeral will be 4 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Rosepine with graveside services at 2 p.m. Monday at Rest Haven Cemetery in Silsbee [Hardin Co., TX] under the direction Beauregard Funeral Home in Rosepine. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Church.

            A native of Biloxi, Miss., and a former resident of Lumberton [Hardin Co., TX], he lived in Rosepine for two years and was a sergeant at Fort Polk, La.

            Survivors include his wife, Laura Alford of Rosepine; a stepson, Christopher Collins of Rosepine; a daughter, Tiffany Alford of Rosepine; mother, Julia Alford of Lumberton; brothers, Robert Alford of Cedar Hill [TX] and Joseph Alford of Huntsville [TX]; and sisters, Kathy Jones of Lumberton and Patti Redmon of Kountz [TX].

 

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Photo from Resthaven Cemetery, Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Homer King

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his brother Robert Sidney Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Timothy Ward 1960 MS1, ?????2, Nathan Bell 1886 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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TOLBERT W. ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 15 August 1979

 

            Alford, Tolbert W.—Died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1979, at his residence in Hammond. He was 65, a native of Mount Hermon.

            Body at Rabenhoust Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., with visiting from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. A. Thurston Brice. Burial in Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Hermon, at 1 p.m. Thursday.

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Pauline Beyrer Alford, Hammond; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Bickham, Mount Hermon, and Mrs. C.B. Knight, Baton Rouge; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was a retired employee of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Hammond District, and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tolbert Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Oct 1913, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his father, Esco Seaborn Alford; and his siblings Dewees Alford Bickham, Christine Liza Alford Knight, and Alcus E. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Tolbert W. 1913 LA1, Esco Seaborn 1878 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA 8.

 

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TRAVIS CLEO ALFORD

Cousin of Ray Dortey Alford, AAFA #0459

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—8 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

FLORIEN, LA—Services for Travis Cleo Alford, 95, were held on Friday, November 8, 2002, at Plainview Baptist Church. Interment follows at Toro Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a resident of Florien, passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at his residence. He was born on October 8, 1907 in Sabine Parish, LA to Litus and Lizzie Alford. He married Ruby Thaxton on June 22, 1929. Mr. Alford was a retired carpenter and member of Plainview Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ruby Ernestine; sisters, Lorna [sic—Loma] Moore and Elsie Chance; and great-granddaughter, Rena Lacy Alford.

            He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Ruby Thaxton Alford of Plainview, LA; sons, Gene (Gay) Alford and Travis (Betty) Alford, all of Hornbeck, LA, Billy Alford of Plainview, Raymond (Judy) Alford and Philip (Melba) Alford, all of Florien, LA, and Robert (Margie) Alford of Clayton, GA; daughters, Elizabeth Alford of Florien, LA and Nita Alford of Hornbeck, LA; 40 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Toro Cemetery, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcelle Slaughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of T.C. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Florien, Sabine Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruby Amora Thaxton Alford; mother, Mary Elizabeth Ellzy Alford Dowden; and his great-grandchildren Eric Ryan Alford and Rena Lacy Alford in this compilation.

            Cleo was the son of Litus Ezra “Bud” Alford and Mary Elizabeth Ellzy. Litus was the brother of James Maxie Alford, grandfather of Pamela Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030 (Ray Alford’s daughter).

            Cleo’s lineage: Travis Cleo 1907 LA1, Litus Ezra 1882 AR2, John P. 1850 GA3, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA4.

 

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TRESSIE AUGUSTA PHILLIPS TATE ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—11 September 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Services for Mrs. Tressie Alford, 76, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 8, in the Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in St. Anne Cemetery near Allen, La.

            Mrs. Alford of Robeline, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1986, in a Coushatta hospital, following a brief illness.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayfield Alford Sr.; and three brothers, Clyde Tate, and Edgar, and Merrel Alford.

            Survivors included eight sons, Bide Tate, Mayfield “Slick” Alford, Jerrel, and Elvin Alford, all of Coushatta, Robert Alford of Allen, Albert Alford of El Dorado, Ark., Bill, and Jimmy Alford, both of Shreveport; five daughters, Clara Solice, Doris Pleasant, both of Robeline, Juanita Remedies of Natchitoches, Ann Person, and Addie Wood of Coushatta; 49 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

 

Photo from Saint Anne Catholic Cemetery, Robeline, Natchitoches Parish—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tressie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 February 1910.

            See the obituaries of her sons Jerrel Alford and Merrel Alford (twins), Elvin Roy Alford, and Robert Lyle Alford; and her stepdaughter Addie Alford Wood in this compilation. We included the obituary of her stepson Edgar Alphonso Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            Tressie Augusta Phillips was the third wife of Mayfield Alford, born May 1, 1897, and died Dec. 25, 1965. They married 20 Oct 1929 in LA. She married a Tate first and had sons Clyde and Bide.

            About 1940 the family moved from TX to near Coushatta, LA.

            Those listed in the obituary as brothers were actually sons or stepsons: Clyde Tate is Tressie’s son with her first husband, and Edgar and Merrel are her sons with Mayfield Alford, her second husband. Addie Wood is her stepdaughter.

            Mayfield Sr., Tressie, and Mayfield Jr. (died 1996) are all buried in Saint Anne Catholic Cemetery, also called Spanish Lake Cemetery, in Robeline Natchitoches Parish, LA.

            Mayfield is a descendant of both Alfords and Alfreds of Houston Co., TX. His parents, Frank Alford and Annie A. Alfred, married in 1894. His mother Annie died when he was an infant, so Mayfield was raised by his grandmother Ophelia Alfred.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Mayfield 1897 LA1, Frank Albert 1858 MS2, Francis A. 1829 MS3, Halcut 1789 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Annie A. 1876 TX2, Jesse 1847 MS3, David Turner 1814 VA4.

 

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TRUMAN VARNELL ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—12 December 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services for Truman Varnell Alford, 63, were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church…. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday, December 4, at 8:10 a.m., at his residence, following a lengthy illness.

            Survivors include his wife, Jean Alford of Lake Charles; one son, Robert Alford of Lake Charles; one daughter, Susan Mitchell of Florien; and one sister, Ellen Alford of Florien; and two grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Carmel, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcelle Slaughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Truman Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 August 1927, last residence Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Lou Ellen Landrum Alford; and siblings Ellon O. Alford and Harvey Alvin “Blackie” Alford in this compilation.

            Truman married Jean Blaise Paul.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Truman Varnell 1927 LA1, James Munroe 1880 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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VAN HENRY ALFORD

Brother of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 28 April 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Alford, Van Henry—Died Monday, April 26, 1993, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was born April 5, 1931, in McComb, Miss., and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was employed by P.S.I. as a contract engineer for Rubicon and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Masonic services at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Religious services at; 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel…. Graveside services at Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Miss. at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

            Survived by wife, Cissy Scully Alford, Baton Rouge; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tori and Dean Guidry, Lafayette, and Beth and Jim Beskin, Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren, Caroline, Lillian and Dean Guidry Jr., all of Lafayette, and Alison Beskin, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Zeb Dickey Alford [AAFA #0295], Houston, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, James Burton Alford Sr. and Doris Dickey Alford, and a brother, James Burton Alford Jr. Pallbearers will be nephews, Brian and Jason Scully, Beau and Joel Atkinson, Matt and Neil Canfield, David and Dickey Alford.

            He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, former member of First Baptist Church, McComb, member of McComb Grand Lodge No. 382, F&AM, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Acacia Shrine Temple, Baton Rouge, York Rite of Free Masonry, Wahabi Temple, Jackson, Miss., Baton Rouge Consistory, Mississippi Consistory, Louisiana and Mississippi Professional Engineering societies, past president of I.E.E.E., and a graduate of Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss.

            Memorial donations maybe made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Samford Avenue at Kings Highway, Shreveport, 71103.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records for V. Alford (SS# issued in MS), confirm his birthdate of 5 April 1931 but list his death date as 15 April 1993.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Doris Dickey Alford, in the Mississippi Obituaries compilation; and his brother Zeb Dickey Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Van Henry1931 MS1, James Burton 1895 MS2, James Barney 1878 MS3, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS4, Seaborn John 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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VELMA ALFORD AMMONS

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—22 January 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Ammons, 92, were held Monday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. at Warren Meadows Chapel…. Interment followed at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Ammons died Saturday, Jan 18 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Many.

            She is survived by two daughters Theresa A. Reeves of Nacogdoches, TX and Mildred E. Slaven of Pasadena, TX; two sisters, Nettie Maxey and Bertha Hippler, both of Many; 10 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Ammons was preceded in death by her husband, Oral [sic: Oriel Lee] Ammons and a son, C.R. Ammons.

            Pallbearers were Kenneth Ammons, Robert Ammons, Hugh Reeves, Danny Slaven, Larry Ammons and Glenn Slaven.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Velma Ammons (SS# issued in LA) was born 7 January 1900.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Fred Robert Alford and Cornelia Elizabeth Blackwell Alford; and siblings Bertha Marie Alford Hippler, Nettie Lea Alford Maxey, Alford Tarpley, Loyd Tillman Alford, Nellie Mae Alford Maxey, and Percy George Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Velma 1900 LA1, Fred Robert 1874 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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VELMA LEONA ALFORD VAN DUREN

Sister of Charles Herbert Alford, AAFA #0611, and Vera Alford Heise, AAFA #0133

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—2 May 2007

 

            Velma Alford Van Duren was born on November 21, 1916. She was a resident of Roseland and passed away April 19, 2007, at the Louisiana War Veterans Home in Monroe. She was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and retired from the U.S. State Department.

            She is survived by two brothers, Herbert and Dallas Alford, and one sister, Vera Heise.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Homer Alford; a brother, Lewis Alford; and a sister, Doris Ryan.

            A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Beulah Church Cemetery, Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Belford Carver

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Velma A. Van Duren (SS# issued in LA) but list her death date as 20 Apr 2007 (different than gravestone and obituary), last residence Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her brother Lewis James Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records show that she married (1) Hunter Clark and (2) John Van Duren Mooney.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Velma Leona 1916 LA1, Homer Marshall 1883 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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VELMA LOUISE “TINY” ALFORD ALLEN

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—1 March 2001

 

            Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen—A resident of Kentwood, she died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, at Belle Maison Nursing Home, Ponchatoula. She was 90 and a native of St. Helena Parish.

            Visitation at Day’s United Methodist Church, Greensburg, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday. Religious services at the church at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Rand Guy and the Rev. Larry Robertson. Interment in Alford Cemetery, Kentwood.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Jesse B. Allen. She was the last surviving child of W.C. and Adelia Alford’s 14 children.

            She was a past matron of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 158, a member of AARP, UDC-Camp Moore and St. Helena Historical Association. She had been a volunteer at the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home from the time it was established.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alford Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 298, Greensburg, LA 70441. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Velma L. Allen (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 June 1910, last residence Hammand, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Cornelius “Neil” Alford; and siblings A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, John David “Speedy” Alford, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, and Robert Parish Alford in this compilation.

            Velma Louise Alford was the 12th child of William Cornelius Alford and Adelia Sarah Grice.

            See William Cornelius Alford Bible in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2000. The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Velma Louise 1910 LA1, William Cornelius 1870 LA2, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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VELMA ODENE SMITH ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 27 April 1966

                      

            Alford, Mrs. Velma Smith—Died 5:50 p.m. Tuesday [April 26] at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton. She was 70, a resident of Mt. Hermon. Body to be at Bogue Chitto Baptist Church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday when services will be conducted by Dr. A.W. Robbins, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Franklinton, assisted by Rev. Charles Gilder, pastor of the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church.

            Survived by her husband, Willis C. Alford; a son, Lester C. Alford; three sisters, Mrs. Jim (Celia) Berryhill, Angleton, Tex., Mrs. D.P. (Bessie) Alford, Franklinton, and Mrs. J.P. (Jessie Lee) Simpson, Mt. Hermon; two brothers, Fleet Smith Sr., Mt. Hermon, and Bryan Smith Sr., Springfield; a granddaughter, Sharon Alford, and a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Sandra Wascom, Mt. Hermon.

 

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Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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VELMA THATCH ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—3 May 1973

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Velma Thatch Alford died April 24, at 6:30 p.m., in a Many hospital, after a long illness. She was the wife of W. Roy Alford, former Superintendent of Sabine Parish Schools. A native of Eastabuchie, Miss., she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Thatch.

            Mrs. Alford attended Blue Mountain College, and Mississippi Woman’s College, and received her degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She taught for a number of years in Mississippi and Louisiana. Before retirement, she served for 12 years as Supervisor of Adult Education of Sabine Parish. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, an organization of Key Women teachers.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Many.

            Survivors are her husband; a sister, Mrs. Durwood Hinton; and a brother, Thomas Thatch of Eastabuchie, Miss.; a [step-]daughter, Nancy Carolyn Alford, preceded her in death, several years ago.

            Funeral services were held at the Many First Baptist Church, Thursday, April 26…. Burial was in the Ft. Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were W.C. Alford, Truman Alford, Oscar Alford, Brue Alford, J.M. Gandy, L.B. Skinner, Clark Pouncy, and Wiley Cummings.

 

Photos from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that a Velma Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 9 October 1896 and died 15 April 1973, last residence Sabine Parish.

            See the obituaries of Velma’s husband, William Roy Alford; sister Carrie Love Thatch Alford; and step-daughter/niece Nancy Carolyn Alford in this compilation.

            Velma was the second wife of William Roy Alford, son of Christopher Columbus Alford and Mollie Smith. William’s first wife was Velma’s sister Carrie Thatch. Nancy Carolyn Alford was Velma’s step-daughter and niece.

 

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VERA VIOLETTE ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—20 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Times-Picayune on the same day.]

 

            A retired school librarian, Vera V. Alford died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, in New Orleans at the age of 64. She was a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of New Orleans. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, until memorial service at 4 p.m….

            She is survived by a sister, Jo Alford Decker of Prairieville; a brother, Benny Alford of Baton Rouge; close friend, John Bonaci of New Orleans; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Baumler; and parents, Lloyd W. and Margaret Alford.

            She was a 1957 graduate of Istrouma High School and a 1961 graduate of Louisiana Tech University. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, Lloyd Wright Alford, in this compilation. In it Vera’s name is Vera Alford-Brumler.

            Her brother Benny’s full name is Lloyd Benton Alford. AAFA’s information says Vera was born 28 May 1939 in Walton Co. FL.

            Her lineage: Vera Violette 1939 FL1, Lloyd Wright 1908 TX2, Joseph Peter 1880 TN3, Devreaux Gilliam Wright 1852 TN4, William 1816 TN?5.

 

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VERNA MILLER ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—17 September 2010

 

            Verna Miller Alford, 94, a resident of Franklinton, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010 at 5:25 a.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was the widow of Bob Alford.

            She is survived by one daughter, Bobbye Reedy of Mandeville; three grandchildren: Scott (Rosemary) Reedy of Franklinton, Bob Reedy of Mandeville and Roseanne (John) Ganley of Woodland, Texas; seven great-grandchildren: Katherine Reedy, Alexandra Reedy, Elizabeth Reedy, Austin Reedy, Madison Ganley, Anna Reedy and Ellie Rose Ganley.

            Visitation is today at Crain Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Rev. Troy Bankston officiating. Burial will follow in the Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Verna M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 Jan 1916, last residence Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her sister Elouise Miller Alford in this compilation.

            The 1930 census in Washington Parish lists the family of Marvin and Florence Miller, including 2 daughters, Verna, age 14, and Eloise, age 8.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert William 1912 LA1, Hugh Ginn 1857 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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VERSIA ALFORD FLEMING

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—20 February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

CARTHAGE, TX—Funeral services for Versia Alford Fleming, 75, were held on Saturday, February 21, 2004, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Fleming passed away on February 18, 2004 in Shreveport, Louisiana after a lengthy illness. She was born in Many, Louisiana, was a resident of Carthage, Texas for 20 years, and was employed as a social worker.

            Mrs. Fleming was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Earl “Bob” Fleming; parents, Loyd and Beatrice Alford; and sister, Yvonne Miller.

            She is survived by her son, Earl Wayne Fleming and wife, Rebecca; grandchildren, Traci Organ and husband, Bobby, Kathy Oakes, Keith Oakes, Adriann Fleming, and Don Earl Fleming; and great-grandchildren, Shelby and Haley Organ.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituariesof her parents, Loyd Tillman Alford and Beatrice Elaine Gibbs Alford; and sister Yvonne Miller Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Versia 1929 LA1, Loyd Tillman 1907 LA2, Fred Robert 1874 LA3, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA4, Julius 1797 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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VICTORIA BROOKTER ALFRED

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 9 June 2006

 

            Victoria Brookter Alfred, a retired line technician for Folger’s Coffee Co. died June 2, 2006 in a car accident. She was 69 and a resident of Slidell, LA.She was a member of Hartzell Mount Zion United Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her spouse Anthony Alfred, two daughters Cheryl Troullier of Slidell, La. and Tiffany Drake of Chicago, Il, three sons Michael, Ray and Dwayne Alfred, all of Slidell, La, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

            She was the daughter of the late Noah Brookter, Jr. and Ida Smith Brookter. She is the sister of Sam, Warren, Lewis, Al and Horace Brookter, all of Slidell, La. and two sisters Ina Bounds and Christine Faulk.

            Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Hartzell Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 41040 Highway 190 East, Slidell, La. Burial in Alfred’s Cemetery, Highway 190 East. Viewing begins at 10:00 a.m. Doyle’s Funeral Home in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Victoria B. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Dec 1936, last residence Slidell, St. Tammany Parish, LA.

 

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VICTORIA DOUCET ALFRED

 

Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA—_____ February 2011

 

July 19, 1918 - February 22, 2011

 

CHATAIGNIER—Funeral services for Victoria Doucet Alfred, 93, will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the St. Joseph B. C. in Glenmora, LA; Burial will be in the St. Joseph B. C. Cemetery on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Pastor Matthew Alfred will conduct the funeral ceremony.

            Mrs. Alfred crossed over into glory on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at her residence in Chataigner, LA

            Mourning her departure will be her children: Barbar Jean (Herman) Malveaux and Charles Alfred both of Chataignier, LA; Murline Bellard, Earline (Jerry) Richard and Rena Freeman all of Lake Charles, LA and Jimmy Alfred of ville Platte, LA; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Ernestine Doucet; her husband, Morris Alfred and two children, Thelma Jean and Donald Ray Alfred.

            Visitation will be observed from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at the St. Joseph Baptist Church in Chataignier, LA. Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—2 March 2011

 

CHATAIGNIER—Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Baptist Church in Chataignier on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for Victoria Doucet Alfred, 93, with burial being held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery. with Pastor Matthew Alfred officiating.

            She died at her residence on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Victoria Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 July 1919, last residence Chataignier, Evangeline Parish, LA.

 

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VICTORIA HELEN DUFAULT ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 15 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Alford, Victoria Helen—A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Friday, July 11, 1997, after four months with cancer. She was 77. Her body was donated to LSU Medical Center, New Orleans. Private family memorial services at her residence at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

            Survived by two daughters, Hazel Dean and Victoria Elizabeth and her children, Jackie Leigh Johnston and Larry Evans, Jr.; and a son, Michael John Alford, all of Baton Rouge; and out-of-state relatives.

            Preceded in death by husband, Dean Cooper Alford.

            Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Greater Baton Rouge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Victoria Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 June 1920.

            We included the obituary of her son William Austin Alford III in Colorado Obituaries.

            Cameron Co., TX Births, 1949, lists the birth of Michael John Alford, the son of Victoria Helen Du Fault and Dean Cooper Alford.

            Dean C. Alford, 23 Feb 1919 – 17 Feb 1995, is buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. He was a Major in the U.S. Army. SSDI records confirm these dates and list his last residence as Baton Rouge, LA. His WWII enlistment records say he was born 1919 in KS and enlisted in 1946 in San Antonio, resided in Cameron, TX.

            On the 1920 census, Dean and his parents are listed in Denver, Denver Co., CO: Virgil W. Alford, age 23 b. KS (parents b. IN/KS), bookkeeper at packing house; his wife Flora E. 21 KS (parents b. KS/KS); and son Dean C. 10/12 KS.

            On Virgil William Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21, born 6 Oct 1895 in Leanna, Allen Co., KS. He is a single bookkeeper living in Independence, Montgomery Co., KS.

            Jewell Alford Gallaugher, AAFA #0003, wrote Sketch of Alford Family, listing Virgil William Alford, who married Flora Cooper, a son of William Austin Alford and Ida Ella Gillis. William Austin’s father was William Clark Alford, born 1852 IN and died in 1924 Allen Co., KS. William Clark Alford’s parents were William Alford and Eliza Harris.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dean Cooper 1919 KS1, Virgil William 1895 KS2, William Austin ???? IN3, William Clark 1852 IN4, William 1822 IN5, James 1791 VA6, John 1768 VA7, Thomas 1736 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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VINEY OLIVIA ROBERTSON ALFORD

Mother of Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel, AAFA #0103

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 10 April 1931

 

VICTIM OF POISON DIES IN HOSPITAL

 

            Mrs. Bryant Alford, 33 years old, 3627 Bienville street, died in Charity hospital Thursday from poison which she drank Tuesday night, according to police.

            Her husband told police he and his wife had quarreled last week but that they had settled their difficulties.

 

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THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 9 April 1931

 

ORLEANS WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE

 

NEW ORLEANS, April 8—Mrs. Bryant Alford, 33, died in a hospital early today from poison which police said was self-administered. They reported an investigation indicated suicide.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Parish,LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Bryant Louis Alford; and daughter Yvone Alford Whitehead Reppel in this compilation.

 

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VIOLA ALFORD BOOTY LACOST JAMES

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 23 September 2005

 

            James, Viola Alford—A homemaker and a resident of Baker, she died at 6:27 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Baton Rouge Health Care. She was 73 and a native of Mount Hermon.

            Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.... Interment [Friday] in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

            She is survived by her husband, Bobby Earl James; three daughters, Margaret Kluka, Betty Lacost and Fay Mahan; five sons, Buell Booty, Richard Booty, Clarence Lacost, Paul Lacost and Ronald James; a sister, Mildred Braud; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her parents and four brothers....

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lindsey Waite

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Viola A. James (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 Feb 1932, last residence Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

 

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VIRDELL ALFORD

 

DAILY ENTERPRISE

Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, LA—4 December 2008

 

            Funeral services for Virdell Alford, 87, of Mer Rouge will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at St. Luke M.B.C., Bastrop, with the Rev. Leroy Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Alford Cemetery, Mer Rouge, under the direction of Loche’s Mortuary, Inc.

            Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Loche’s Mortuary Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virdell Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 Oct 1921 and died 29 Nov 2008, last residence Mer Rouge, Morehouse Parish, LA>

 

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VIRGIL S. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 8 September 1971

 

            Virgil S. Alford Sr., of Algiers, La., on Tuesday, September 7, 1971, at 1:10 o’clock a.m., beloved husband of Stella Zatarain; father of Virgil S. “Seaweed” Alford Jr., and Mrs. Audrey Fish; son of the late Emma Watson and James E. Alford, brother of Henry Alford and the late Mrs. Adele Buford, Mrs. Jane Barksdale, Miss Emma Alford, Miss Georgia Alford, William and James Alford; also survived by two grandchildren and one great-grandchild, age 74 years, a native of Gretna, La., and a resident of Algiers, La., for the past 47 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of South Central Bell Telephone Co., and members of Seafarers Union, are invited to attend the funeral.

            Services from Mothe Funeral Home Inc., 1300 Vallette St., Algiers, on Wednesday, September 8, 1971, at 9:00 a.m.

            Requiem Mass at Holy Name of Mary Church, Algiers, La.

            Interment in St. Bartholomew Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virgil Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 Jan 1897 and died _____ Sept 1971, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Stella Zatarain Alford; son Virgil S. “Seaweed” Alford Jr.; parents, James E. Alford and Emma Watson Alford; and his siblings Emma B. Alford, Georgianna “Georgia” Alford, Henry Warren Alford, and Jennie Alford Barksdale in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Virgil S. 1897 LA1, James E. 1840 LA2, Edward S. 1820 Ireland3.

 

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VIRGIL S. “SEAWEED” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—4 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Virgil S. (Seaweed) Alford, Jr. of Algiers, LA on Sunday, November 2, 1997. Beloved husband of Marlene Stenger Alford. Father of Maria Alford Poche. Son of the late Stella Zatarain Alford and Virgil S. Alford Sr. Brother of Audrey Gauthreaux. Grandfather of Brett and Calli Poche. Age 71 years, a lifelong resident of Algiers LA.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also members of Seafarers International Union are invited to attend a Funeral Mass to be celebrated from the chapel of Mothe Funeral Homes Inc, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA, on Wednesday, November 5, 1997, at 11:00 o’clock AM. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park....

 

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Photo from Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virgil Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 April 1926.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Virgil S. Alford Sr. and Stella Zatarain Alford, in this compilation.

            Three generations of Virgil’s ancestors were included with his obituary in the Spring 1998 issue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Virgil S. 1926 LA1, Virgil S. 1897 LA2, James E. 1840 LA3, Edward S. 1820 Ireland4.

 

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VIRGINIA “JENNIE” JOSEPH ALFRED

 

Photo from Kinchen Funeral Home

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Monday, 25 April 2011

 

            Funeral services for Virginia Joseph Alfred (Jennie), a long-time resident of St. Martinville, who died on Sunday April 17, 2011, at Magnolia Estates in Lafayette, will be at Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 11 AM at Notre Dame Catholic Church she will be buried in St Michael Cemetery in St Martinville, LA.

            Jennie is survived by her nine children 6 boys; David, John, Danny, Donald, Anthony, and Troy. Three girls; Jacqueline, Alfreda and Jennifer Alfred, three brothers, Raymond Joseph and his wife Lou Ann of St Martinville, Floyd Joseph and his wife Vivian and Percy Joseph Sr. and his wife Joycelyn all of Lafayette. Three sisters; Eula Robertson and Clarence of St. Martinville, Leola Joseph, Ella Louise Hurd and her husband Samuel all of Lafayette. Her sister-law, Joyce Joseph Auguillard of St. Martinville. Nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She also leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews countless other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents Percy Joseph Sr. and Louisiana Lockett Joseph. Three brothers, Howard, Matthew, and John Joseph. Three sisters; Irene Rochon, Audrey Mae Joseph and Elnora John Louis. two brother-in-laws, August John Louis, Lester Rochon and one sister-in-law, Sally Mae Joseph.

            Visitation will be at Notre Dame Catholic Church from 7 AM until time of service.

            Kinchen Funeral Home, Inc is in charge of arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 March 1936, last residence Saint Martinville, Saint Martin Parish, LA.

 

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VIRGINIA M. DAVID ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 10 March 1988

 

            Alford, Virginia D.—Died 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 1988, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, New Roads. She was 86, a native and lifelong resident of Livonia.

            Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday. Religious services at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, 2 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. John Koppel. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by two daughters, Ione Benefield and Mrs. Emma (Nana) Major, both of Livonia; two sisters, Emily Pacetti and Levi LeBauve, both of New Orleans; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by husband, Coleman Alford; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mondarie David; a son, Coleman Alford Jr.; six brothers and a sister.

            She was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 June 1901, last residence Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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VORICE ALFRED

 

EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—22 September 2010

 

 

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Mathilda Catholic Church in Eunice for Mr. Vorice Alfred, age 76.

            Visitation will be on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Bishop Ceasar Center in Eunice A Rosary will be prayed at 8:45 a.m. Deacon David Guillory will be officiating at the service.

            Alfred died on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 2:30 a.m. at Acadian Medical Center in Eunice. He was a former member of the Knights of Peter Clevier Court #92

            Survivors include his wife, Eva G. Alfred of Eunice; three daughters: Linda Allison, Ida Alfred Daigle, and Jo Lean Leger, all of Eunice; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren

            He was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Willis Alfred and Mrs. Louise Guillory Alfred; three brothers, Nolton Alfred, Norris Alfred and Nalton Alfred

            Pallbearers will be: Tommie Allison, Andre Allison, Derrick Allison, Lyle Leger, Adam Leger, and Brian Guillory

            Frank Brothers Funeral Home, 150 Town Homme Dr., Eunice is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vorice Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 June 1934, last residence Eunice, Saint Landry Parish, LA.

 

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VORIS ALFRED

 

Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA—_____ January 2010

 

June 7, 1932 - January 21, 2010

 

EUNICE—Funeral services for Mr. Voris Alfred will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10:00 A . M. at the Golden Star Baptist Church in Eunice, LA. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery in Chataignier. Rev. Matthew Alfred, Jr. will conduct the funeral services.

            Mr. Alfred, 77, passed away on January 21, 2010 at the Acadian Medical Center in Eunice, LA.

            Honoring his memories will be his step-mother: Loyce Alfred of Eunice, LA; five sisters: Shirley Jacobs, Mary Richard, Freida Alfred, Sandra Alfred and Nancy Alfred all of Eunice, LA and two brothers Ferrie and Fredrick Alfred both of Eunice, LA and host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

            Visitation hours will be observed on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 7AM-10AM at the Golden Star Baptist Church in Eunice, LA

            Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice, LA is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Vorise Alfred (SS# issued in LA) but list his death date as 22 Jan 2010, last residence Eunice, Saint Landry Parish, LA.

 

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WALDO ROBERT “BUDDY” ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 26 March 1970

 

            Alford, Waldo Robert—Died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, in Kemp Street Nursing Home, Ponchatoula. He was 58, native and resident of Ponchatoula.

            Body at McKneely, Ponchatoula. Religious rites at funeral home chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Tom Lancaster, interment in Ponchatoula Cemetery.

            Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Kinchen of Ponchatoula and Mrs. Lloyd (Sarah) Cutrer, Jackson, La., and three nephews.

 

Photo from Ponchatoula Cemetery, Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer Jennifer Rick Callais

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Sarah Ethel Lee Alford Cutrer in this compilation.

            From AAFA records: He was the son of Waldo Milton Alford and Katherine Lauritzen. Buddy never married and died an invalid.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Waldo Robert 1911 LA1, Waldo Milton 1876 MS2, John Milton 1842 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WALKER ROSS “BRUE” ALFORD, JR.

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—1 April 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MANY—Local businessman, Brue Alford, died at his home in Many, Louisiana, on March 30, 2001. He was born in Many, Louisiana, on August 18, 1938.

            Brue began his business venture in 1963. He expanded his business to become an independent oil marketer. He owned and operated Alford Oil Company for over 30 years. He served several terms as town alderman and mayor pro-tem.

            Funeral services were held at Many First Baptist Church and interment followed at Fort Jessup Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Nell Woodel Alford, mother, Alene Walker Alford, daughter, Diana Alford and husband, Loren, all of Many, Louisiana, son Walker R. Alford II and wife, Carol, Natchitoches, Louisiana, two sister, Rozzie Andries and husband, Tommy, Many, Louisiana, Charlotte Lovelace and husband, Garland, Burnet, Texas, three brothers, Dan Alford and wife, Lina, Larry Alford and wife, Kim, all of Many, Louisiana, Steve Alford and wife Janie, Leesville, Louisiana, and grandchildren Colton, Jace, Jared, and Kalei Alford.

            Preceding him in death was his father, Herman Lawrence Alford.

 

 

Photos from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Walker R. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Many, Sabine Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Herman Lawrence Alford and Alene Walker Alford, in this compilation.

            Brue was not a member of AAFA, but he did correspond with us in our early days.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Walker Ross 1938 LA1, Herman Lawrence 1908 LA2, Ross Coleman 1873 LA3, William Riley 1842 LA4, Julius C. 1797 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WALLACE J. ALFORD

 

THE STATE-TIMES

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 20 November 1969

 

            Alford, Wallace J.—Died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He was 66, a resident and native of Livonia. Body to be at Niland Funeral Home, New Roads, where visiting hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Religious rites at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Nell Hanson Alford, Livonia; mother, Mrs. Rosa Alford, Livonia; six sons, Coleman Alford, Frisco; Henry, Bill, Freddie and Freeland Alford, all of Livonia, and Roman Alford, Baton Rouge; three sisters, Mrs. Mable Bizette and Mrs. Verna Langlois, both of Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Ruby Shelton, Long Beach, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by his father, Wilmer B. Alford.

 

Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wallace Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Jan 1903, last residence Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie Hanson Alford; parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and siblings Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Wallace J. Alford was one of 11 children of Wilmer B. Ignace Alford and Rosa Gremillion, who married in 1899 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Wallace J. 1903 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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WALTER WILLIS ALFORD

AAFA #0073

 

From AAFA files

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—Friday, 6 March 1998

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

FRANKLINTON—Retired United States Marine Corps Lt. Col. Walter Willis Alford, 88, a native of Mt. Hermon and a resident of Franklinton, died early yesterday morning [March 5] at Riverside Medical Center.

            He retired from the Marine Corps with 30 years of service and was a veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Alford of Franklinton; a step-son, Carl Obanion [sic—should be O’Banion] of Tustin, CA.; two brothers, Keith Alford of Mt. Hermon and Milton Alford of Pearland, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held at Crain Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. tomorrow.

            The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

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THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 18 March 1998

 

            Lt. Col Walter Willis Alford (USMC (Rtd.), 88, a native of Mt. Hermon and a resident of Franklinton died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday [March 5] at Riverside Medical Center.

            He retired from the Marine Corps with 30 years of service and was a veteran of World War II. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans.

            Lt. Col. Alford is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Alford of Franklinton; one step-son, Carl Obanion of Tustin, CA; two brothers, Keith Alford of Mt. Hermon and Milton Alford of Pearland, TX, and several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation was held at the Crain Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Harry Goynes and Rev. Otho Schilling officiating.

            Burial followed at the Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery. Pallbearers for the service were U.S. Marines.

 

 

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Photos from Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 October 1909.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Ellen Coursey Alford; and his brother Alton Keith Alford in this compilation.

            Walter was born in Washington Parish, LA, occupation Lt. Col. U.S.M.C., married 11 May 1941 in Yuma, AZ, Mary Ellen Coursey. “Walter Alford’s Marine Corps Memories” was published in the 30 August 1993 issue of Midway Mirror, and we reprinted it in the Fall 1994 issue of AAFA ACTION. Five generations of Walter’s ancestors were included with his In Remembrance article in the Winter 1999 issue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Walter Willis 1909 LA1, Daniel Prophet 1886 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WANZA MILDRED ALFORD ALFORD

Mother of Mary Alford Schilling, AAFA #0056

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—21 November 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Wanza Alford, 92, a resident of Franklinton, died at 2:15 a.m., Monday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

            The widow of Ollie J. Alford, she is survived by daughters Mary (Ron) Schilling of Long Beach, Mississippi, and Janice Simmons of Mt. Hermon, grandchildren, Beverly Myrick of Baton Rouge, Ron Schillling of Marlton, New Jersey, Kermit Simmons of Hawaii, Teresa Jermyn of Panama City, Florida, Calvin Simmons of Cleveland, Mississippi, and Sharon Andrews of Rio Ranchos, New Mexico.

            Her parents, Virgil and Tena Alford, and sister, Wilene Stafford, preceded her in death.

            Funeral services were held at Crain Funeral Home with burial following in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

 

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DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—15 November 2001

 

FRANKLINTON—Wanzie Alford, 92, a resident of Franklinton died yesterday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the widow of Ollie J. Alford.

            She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary and Ron Schillings of Long Beach, MS and Jance Simmons of Mt. Hermon; six grandchildren, Beverly Myrick of Baton Rouge, Ron Schilling III of Marlton, NJ, Kermit Simmons of Hawaii, Teresa Jermyn of Panama City, FL, Calvin Simmons of Cleveland, MS and Sharon Andrews of Rio Ranchos, NM; fourteen grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.Preceding her in death was her husband; her parents, Virgil and Tena Alford; and a sister, Wilene Stafford.

            Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home today from 5:30-9 p.m. and will continue after 9 a.m. tomorrow.

            The funeral service will be tomorrow at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Dr. Joe Baugh and Rev. Jim Hearn will officiate.

            Interment will follow in the Bogue Chitto Cemetery.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wanza M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 January 1909 and died 12 November 2001.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford; siblings Elmo V. Alford and Willene Alford Stafford; and her grandfather John Griffin Alford in this compilation.

            Many of us had the good fortune to know Wanza Alford. She attended more than one of the Jeptha M. Alford reunions at Percy Quin State Park in MS. Few folks could claim more Alford connections than Wanza. She married an Alford and both of her parents were Alfords. They all descend from Jacob Alford and Frankie Seaborn. Through recent research we learned that her mother, who had been known only as “Tena” to everybody for generations, was really named Alice Bethena Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Wanza’s paternal lineage: Wanza Mildred 1909 LA1, Virgil 1881 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her maternal lineage: Wanza Mildred 1909 LA1, Alice Bethena 1883 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, continue with previous lineage.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ollie Jim1, Wiley Banton 1886 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, continue with previous lineage.

 

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WARREN ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—15 July 1953

 

            Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Wednesday from Providence Baptist Church for Warren Alfred, 86, a Greenwood farmer, who died Tuesday morning at his home after a short illness. Officiating will be the Rev. Oran Rhodes, pastor, assisted by the Rev. McReynolds, pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alfred was born in Spring Ridge and was a resident of Caddo Parish all his life.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Roy Collum of Greenwood [Caddo Parish]; three sons [only two named] J.B. [James Bunyan] Alfred of Shreveport and N.C. [Newton Cecil] Alfred, both of Spring Ridge; one brother, Glenn Alfred of Shreveport; one sister, Miss Bettie Alfred of Spring Ridge; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Norman Hudson, J.L. Hollingsworth, Glenn Williams, Reginald Teer, John B. Teer, and John Robb.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Lizzie Alfred; and his son Joseph Furman Alfred in this compilation.

            His first wife and the mother of his children was Genevieve [Virginia on 1900 census] B. Ivy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His ALFRED lineage: Warren 1867 LA1, Warren 1816 NC2.

 

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WARREN ALFRED

 

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EUNICE NEWS

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—_____ April 2001

 

EUNICE—Funeral services for Mr. Warren Alfred, 59, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Zion Baptist Church here with burial in Honey Bee Cemetery. The Rev. Allen Ben will conduct the services.

            Mr. Alfred, a resident of Eunice, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his residence.

            Survivors include: three daughters, Margo T. Guillory, Serena Chapman and Felicia Edwards, all of Eunice; two brothers, Collins Alfred Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, and John Lee Alfred of Eunice; four sisters, Melba L. Alfred of Eunice, Ophelia A. Thompson and Geraldine A. Paul, both of Lafayette, and Ida Goodspeed of Union City, Calif.; a loving companion, Dorothy Ceasar; and four grandchildren.

            A wake will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Zion Baptist Church in Eunice.

            Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Eunice is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Warren Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 8 Dec 1941, last residence Eunice, Saint Landry Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings, John Lee “Kylee” Alfred and Melba Lee Alfred in this compilation.

 

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WARREN H. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Friday, 10 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Warren H. Alford, a retired employee of the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Jefferson Parish clerk’s office, died Tuesday at Wynhoven Nursing Home in Marrero. He was 82.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong resident of Gretna and a graduate of Gretna High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 69th Infantry Division, 29th Quarter Master Company, and he received several medals.

            He was a parishioner of St Joseph and St Anthony Catholic churches and a member of David Crockett Volunteer Fire Co., Disabled American Veterans Chapter 23 and the Knights of Columbus.

            Survivors include his companion, Zelia Prejean; two sons, Timothy C. and Warren H. Alford Jr.; a stepson, Argent John Acosta; a brother, Wester Alford Sr.; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 9 AM at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Hook and Ladder Cemetery.

 

In another article, same source:

 

            Warren H. Alford Sr. of Gretna, LA, died on Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at 7:30 o’clock P.M.

            Former husband of Rita Alma Alford Cantrelle. Father of Warren H. Alford Jr. and Timothy C. Alford. Stepfather of Argent John Acosta. Son of the late Abbie Landry Alford and Henry Alford. Brother of Wester A. Alford Sr. Grandfather of Thomas, Terri Lynn, Tammy, and Jennifer. Father-in-law of Justlia Perrin Alford. Devoted companion of Zelia Prejean.

            Age 82 years and a lifelong resident of Gretna, La.

            Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Tulane Medical School, Jefferson Parish Clerk of Courts Office, and Officers and Members of Archbishop Blenk Council 1905 K of C, David Crockett Volunteer Fire Dept, and Da V Westbank Chapter 23 are invited to attend funeral services from Mothe Funeral Homes Inc., 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, La., on Saturday, March 11, 2000, at 9 o’clock a.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated in the funeral home chapel. Interment Hook and Ladder Cemetery....

 

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Photos from Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Kim & Virginia Vaught

Warren’s grave marker is propped against the gravestone of his grandfather, James E. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Warren Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 19 November 1917, but his death is listed as 15 March 2000.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Rita Alma Cantrelle Acosta Alford; and his parents, Henry Warren Alford and Abbie Landry in this compilation.

            Warren was not a member of AAFA, but he was an early correspondent. In his first contacts he said his Alfords came from the “piney woods of Mississippi.” It wasn’t long before we advised him that his ancestors were not from Mississippi, but rather from Ireland. His Irish ancestor, Edward Alford, born about 1820, was in the 1850 Louisiana census and the family had been there for some time. Edward married Jane Tolle who was also born in Ireland.

            On Warren’s father’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), Henry Warren Alford is age 25, married, living in New Orleans. He was born 7 July 1891 in Gretna, LA. He is a machinist and chief engineer at a cotton mill.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Warren H. 1917 LA1, Henry Warren 1891 LA2, James E. 1840 LA3, Edward S. 1820 Ireland4.

 

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WENDY NICOLE FULLER ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-STAR

Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA—26 November 1997

 

            Services for Wendy Nicole Fuller Alford, 21, of West Monroe, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 26, 1997, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Rev. Marshall Douglas and Rev. Woody Rimes officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Nicole died November 22, 1997 in a car accident.

            Nicole was a loving mother and devoted daughter. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Mark Fuller, Sr., and a great-grandmother, Ola McVay.

            Survivors include her children: Joshua Blake Alford, Jacob Brock Alford, and their father: Michael Alford; parents: Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fuller, Jr.: brother: Mark Fuller III, all of West Monroe; maternal grandparents: Hardie and Sadie Carson of Hodge; paternal grandmother: Louise Fuller of Eros; great- grandfather: Glen McVay of Jonesboro; great-great-grandmother: Mimmie Fuller, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Brad Kelly, Ruston Allen, Lance George, Gary Lilly, Chris reeves, and Brandon Whitaker. Honorary Pallbearers are Ron Oran, Matt Mills, and Charlie Simmons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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WESLEY HUNT ALFORD

Son of Dr. Willie Eugene Alford, AAFA #0302

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, TX—_____ July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Wesley Hunt Alford, 23, passed away Monday, July 22, 1996, in Shreveport, Louisiana, due to complications from a recent surgery. Originally from Houston, Texas, Wes thoroughly enjoyed his years as a student at Centenary College, especially his affiliation with the Hurley School of Music. Wes received many accolades from the choir including the Shannon Brown Service Award, the Hodges Choir Spirit Award and being elected as Vice President. Both Wes and his family loved the numerous choir productions and the many friendships within the choir community.

            Wes is survived by his parents, Gene and Pat Alford of Salem, South Carolina; his sister, Madelon Alford of Atlanta, Georgia; and grandparents, Mrs. Madeleine Hunt Morro, Jr, Mr. William C. Morro, Jr. and Mr. Willie Monroe Alford, all of Greenville, South Carolina.

            Graveside services will be held Friday, July 26, 1996, at the Travelers Rest United Methodist Church in Travelers Rest, South Carolina with the Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, South Carolina handling the arrangements....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wesley H. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 July 1972.

            His lineage: Wesley Hunt 1972 TX1, Willie Eugene 1935 ?? 2, Wuillie M. 1909 GA3.

 

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WESTER ANTHONY ALFORD, JR.

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Sunday, 21 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Wester A. Alford Jr., a former firefighter on the fireboat Deluge, died Thursday [February 18] of respiratory failure at University Hospital. He was 50. Mr. Alford was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna. He attended Memphis State University in Tennessee. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart.

            Survivors include his father, Wester A. Alford Sr.; his mother, Rita Claire Wininger Alford; and three brothers, Michael, Brian and Jeffrey Alford.

            A Mass will be said Tuesday at 11am at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey.... Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park [Gretna, LA].

 

Another article, same source, includes this information:

 

“He served with the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army in the Vietnam Campaign.”

 

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Photos from Hook and Ladder Cemetery, Gretna, Jefferson Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Brian Henry Alford and Jeffrey Charles Alford, which includes Wester’s middle name; and his grandfather Henry Warren Alford in this compilation.

            Wester Alford Sr. is not listed with the family of Henry W. Alford on the 1930 census. On his WWI Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry.com), 16 June 1944, he said he was single, born in 1922 in LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Wester Anthony 1948 LA1, Wester Anthony 1922 LA2, Henry Warren 1891 LA3, James E. 1840 LA4, Edward S. 1820 Ireland5.

 

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WHITNEY J. ALFRED, JR.

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Friday, 16 December 2011

 

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LAFAYETTE—Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Whitney Alfred, Jr., 76, who answered the call of Our Lord on December 6, 2011.

            Services will be conducted by Father Thomas James, SVD. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

            Whitney Alfred, Jr. was born on December 13, 1934 in Lafayette, LA to the late Whitney Alfred, Sr. and Laura Andrus Alfred.

            Whitney was a dedicated husband and father who loved his family dearly. In his spare time he liked going to the horse races and studying the racing forms to try to beat the odds by picking the winner. He retired from the Lafayette Parish School Board as a Bus Operator.

            Whitney was married to Annabelle Prejean Alfred for 54 years. From this union, they had seven 7 children; Herbert Alfred, Nancy Jean Alfred Sperling, Rebecca Alfred, Linda Alfred, Rachael Alfred and Whitney Alfred, III, all of Lafayette, LA, and Milton Alfred of New Orleans, LA.

            Whitney is survived by his wife Annabelle Prejean Alfred, his 7 children, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; his sisters, Helen Alfred, Velma Francis, Rose Alfred, Dorothy Alfred, Marjorie Etienne and Lena “Lillie” Alfred Mouton, one brother, Wallace Alfred (Priscilla), all of Lafayette, LA and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandson, Keith Alfred; 3 brothers, Walter Alfred, Preston Alfred, Sr., and Alton Paul “Blimp” Alfred; two sisters-in-law, Georgia M. Alfred and Marcella Jane Hebert-Alfred and son-in-law, Clarence Sperling.

            Visitation will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Syrie Funeral Home from 7:00 a.m. until time of service. A rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. Sign the guestbook online at www.syriefh.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Syrie Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Whitney J. Alfred (SS# issued in LA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his sister Helen Alfred in this compilation.

 

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WILEY BANTON ALFORD

Half-brother of Gilbert K. Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

Grandfather of Faye Alford Swan, AAFA #0220, and Delores Alford Thomas, AAFA #0641

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ February 1976

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Long time resident of Mt. Hermon, La., 89 years old, Wiley Banton Alford, died at his home of Mt. Hermon, La. at 10:20 p.m. on Monday night Feb. 23, 1976. He was almost 90 years old when he expired. He was born July 10, 1886 at Washington Parish, La., and the son of the late Japtha [sic—should be Jeptha] M. and Fannie Purvis Alford.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday Feb. 25, 1976 at Bogue Chitto Church and Interment was in the church cemetery,…. Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown, Miss., directed the final rites at 2 p.m.

            He married Emma R. Miller on Sep. 3, 1905, she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by 2 daughters, Fannie Lelia Mae and Frankie L. Alford R.N. He is survived by 3 sons, Berchel L. Alford of Kentwood, La., Ollie Jim and Jeptha, both of Mt. Hermon, La., 2 daughters, Mrs. Shelton L. (Allie) Brock of New Orleans, La. and Mrs. Bosia S. (Blanche) Brock of Harrahan, La., 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Devoix Fortonberry [sic—should be Duvoix Fortinberry], Jack and Joseph Frabbicle, Downey Miller, Shelton and Ralph Brock.

 

Photo from Bogue Chitto Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wiley Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 July 1886.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Emma Rosetta Miller Alford; his children Allie Alford Brock, Berchel Lazar Alford, Blanche Alford Brock, and Jeptha Needham Alford; his father, Jeptha Martin Alford; his siblings Nola Alford Smith, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford; and his half-siblings Roxie Udine Alford Penton, Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., and Gussie Alford Fortinberry in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Frankie Leoda Alford Smith in Mississippi Obituaries; and half-brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Wiley Banton Alford was born in Washington Parish, LA, the first child of Jeptha Martin Alford and his first wife, Fannie Ophelia Purvis. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948“, AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Wiley Banton 1886 LA1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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WILLENE ALFORD STAFFORD

Aunt of Mary Alford Schilling, AAFA #0056

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—14 March 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Willene Alford Stafford, a retired telephone operator with South Central Bell, died late Thursday, February 15, 2001. She was 83 and a native of Mount Hermon.

            She was a member of the Busy Hands Crafters and enjoyed quilting. She was also a member the Happy Hearts of Mount Hermon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Franklinton and also attended Mount Hermon Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Stafford is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Diane Miller, Marrero; two stepdaughters, June Crosby and Sandy Carbonetto; a sister, Wanza Alford, Franklinton; a grandson, Jonas Miller, Denham Springs; two granddaughters, Natalie and Valerie Miller, Marrero; three great-granddaughters, Nicole and Melody Miller, Beaverton, Oregon; Marlena Miller, Prairieville; and a great-grandson, Damian Miller, Denham Springs.

            Services were held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Tuesday, February 20, 2001. Entombment was in Hope Haven Mausoleum, Gonzales. Preceding her in death were her husband, Rodney Stafford and her parents, Virgle and Tena Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willene Stafford (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 August 1917, but her death is listed as 16 February 2001.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Alice Bethena “Tena” Alford Alford; siblings Elmo V. Alford, and Wanza Mildred Alford Alford; and grandfather John Griffin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her paternal lineage: Willene 1917 LA1, Virgil 1881 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Her maternal lineage: Willene 1917 LA1, Alice Bethena 1883 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, continue with previous lineage.

 

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WILLIA “SUZIE” ALFRED CULLIVAN

 

Photo from Owens-Thomas Funeral Home

 

VILLE PLATTE GAZETTE

Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, LA—Wednesday, 21 December 2011

 

            Funeral services will be held for Willia “Suzie” Cullivan, 70, of Ville Platte, at Disciples Baptist Church in Ville Platte at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 24. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Ms. Cullivan died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the Kindred Hospital in Lafayette.

            Survivors include one daughter, Evangeline M. Cullivan of Ville Platte; two sons, Charles W. Cullivan of Baton Rouge and Carl W. (Cynthia) Cullivan of Ville Platte; three sisters, Lena A. (Rev. Luke) Johnson of Ville Platte, Mary C. Martin of Crowley and Cindy (Edmond) Guillory of Houston, Texas; one brother, Henry Lee Alfred of Ville Platte; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ephriam Cullivan Jr; her parents, Ben Alfred Sr. and Evangeline Harrison Alfred; one daughter, Freda C. Johnson; four sisters, Linda B. Jack and Sandra, Rose Mary and Linda K. Alfred; and two brothers, Wilson Alfred and Ben Alfred Jr.

            Visitation will be observed Friday, December 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Owens-Thomas Funeral Home in Ville Platte.

            Rev. Lee Roy Jack Jr. will officiate.

            You may sign the online guest registry at www.owens-thomasfuneralhome.com.

            Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte will be in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willia M. Cullivan (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 Sept 1941 and died 13 Dec 2011 [different than obituary], last residence not listed.

 

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WILLIAM A. ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—6 September 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral rites for William A. Alford, age 75 years, four months, 23 days, were held Monday at 3 p.m., with interment in the Quirk cemetery, … funeral directed by the Dennis-Green funeral home. Active pallbearers were: E.M. Patrick, Rolie Patrick, Robert Patrick, H.I. Sanders, Buck Alford and J.W. Maxey.

            Surviving: wife, Mrs. Eliza Parrott Alford; two brothers, Curtis Alford of Haughton, John Alford of Many; two sisters, Mrs. Lem Williams of Florien and Mrs. Sid Hendricks of Many.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of William’s sisters Leatha Alford Hendricks, Ollie Alford Williams, and Samantha Alford Parrot in this compilation.

            William was born Apr. 8, 1865, son of William Theodore Alford and Margaret Maximillion. He and his family are found in Jack Co., TX, in 1900 but have not been found in the census in 1910 or 1920. No children are mentioned in the obituary but there were three in 1900: Ida, Marion/Marvin, and Thelma. AAFA lists him as William Theodore instead of William A.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William A. 1865 TX1, William Theodore 1832 LA2, Needham Judge 1789 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, Jacob 1687 VA6.

 

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WILLIAM ALVIN ALFORD

Grandfather of Randy Edwin Alford, AAFA #1387

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Sunday, 16 September 1948

 

Bill Alford Dies From Self Inflicted Wound Yesterday

 

            Bill Alford, resident of the Mt. Hermon community, fatally shot himself through the heart with a 12 gauge shot gun during the early hours of Wednesday night. The cause for this incident was not known at this time.

            Mr. Alford was well known in this section, having a milk route for several years, bringing milk to a local cooling plant.

            He is survived by his widow and five sons. Funeral arrangements have not been made as we go to press.

 


Photo from Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: William Alvin Alford was the son of Abraham Otto Alford and Lulu Bell McElveen. His wife was Audice Josie Bickham.

            See the obituaries of his sons Billy Ray Alford and Farrel Floyd Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: William Alvin 1900 LA1, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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WILLIAM CAREY ALFORD

 

the ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 2 July 1969

 

            Alford, William Carey (Bill)—Died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. He was 47, resided at 2775 Elgin St. and was a native of Mt. Hermon. The body is at Rabenhorst, with calling hours from 8 a.m. until time of service at Rabenhorst Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. William Parkerson. Burial in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, the former Edna Heckler, Baton Rouge; a son, William Carey Alford Jr., Daggett, Calif., and a brother, Wendell Alford, Baton Rouge.

            He was employed by Westinghouse Inc. He was Marine veteran of World War II and a member of Nicholson Post 38, American Legion; VFW, and Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge No. 1341. Moose rites were at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

            Pallbearers will be J.H. (Swede) Morris, Cy Vance, Carlo Collette, Johnny Bergstrom, Emile Hitzman and Don Morse.

 

Photo from Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jbra42

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his (probable second) wife, Edna Pearl Heckler Bilder Alford Turner; and parents, Alcus E. Alford and Mavis Eula Simmons Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Carey 1922 LA1, Alcus E. 1901 LA2, Esco Seaborn 1878 LA3, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER ALFORD, SR.

 

WINN PARISH ENTERPRISE / NEWS-AMERICAN

Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—15 May 1969

 

            Funeral services for William C. Alford, 60, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home … and interment was in the Garden of Memories Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday, May 7, at the L & A Railroad roundhouse. He was a mechanical foreman for the railroad. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie B. Alford; one son, W.C. Alford, Jr., of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Poole of Houston, Texas; one brother, Hansel Alford of Stevens, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Collins, Hope, Ark., Mrs. Hattie McDowell, Hope, Ark., and Mrs. Cleo Hungerford, Richmond, Va.; 6 grandchildren.

 

Photo from Garden of Memories, Winnfield, Winn Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Donna Corbett - cajunmom82@suddenlink.net – email sent 5/16/2012; again 8/11/2012 – LM on bio page 6/17/2013

Taken by photographer Donna Corbett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his daughter, Margarett Ann Alford Poole; and his sister-in-law Aretta Giddens Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records list the birth date of William Christopher Alford as 26 March 1909 in Spring Hill, Hempstead Co., AR.

            He married Mattie Elizabeth Bryan on 9 March 1928.

            For more information on this family, see Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.

            His lineage: William Christopher 1909 AR1, Burgess Stanford 1860 AR2, Christopher Columbus 1842 LA3, Stanford L. 1820 GA4, Haywood 1780 GA5.

 

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WILLIAM CORNELIUS “BILL” ALFORD

AAFA #0631

Father of James Russell Alford, AAFA #0706

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—21 June 1996

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996, and Spring 1998

 

            Alford, William C. “Bill”—A resident of Roseland, he died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 1996, at Amite Nursing Home, Amite. He was 82 and a native of Greenlaw. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Saturday…. Interment in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

            Survived by wife, Phyllis H. Alford, Roseland; three sons, James R. Alford, Holden, Donald W. Alford, Roseland, and David M. Alford, Kentwood; a daughter, Bonnie Newman, Pass Christian, Miss.; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou A. Caceres, Terrytown. a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thelma Alford, Bogalusa; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William C. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 Aug 1913, last residence Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Phyllis Hughes Alford Alford, in this compilation.

            He was born in Greenlaw, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. A welder and policeman, Bill married (1) 24 December 1934, Elizabeth Russell, who was born 17 April 1916, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA, and died 12 June 1984, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish. Bill m. (2) 1 January 1985, Phyllis Hughes Alford.

            “Alfords at D-Day,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994, pp. 52–53, is an article about Bill’s brother Hollis Maury Alford, who was the first husband of Phyllis, killed in the 1944 invasion of France. That article includes a photograph of Bill and Phyllis. Five generations of William’s ancestors and descendants were included with his In Remembrance article in the Fall 1996 issue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Cornelius 1913 LA1, James W. 1886 LA2, Jesse B. 1855 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIAM CORNELIUS “NEIL” ALFORD

 

Adelia Grice Alford and William Cornelius Alford

Photo from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Posted by Mike Curls—source unknown

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 27 August 1962

 

 

ALFORD RITES SLATED MONDAY IN ST. HELENA

 

            Final rites will be held Monday in Liverpool and Kentwood for former Rep. W.C. Neil Alford, who died Saturday night in Magnolia, Miss.

            The 92-year-old retired Kentwood planter served 12 years in the state legislature, was a school board member for 16 years and served on the board of the East Louisiana State Hospital for 16 years.

            He was the father of Rep. Shelby (Jumbo) Alford of Kentwood.

            Alford was one of the signers of the celebrated round-robin which was signed during an effort to impeach Gov. Huey P. Long.

            A native and lifelong resident of Kentwood, Alford began his career as a justice of the peace. He was the oldest member of Day’s Methodist Church in Liverpool.

            Funeral services will be held at Day’s Methodist Church in Liverpool at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. O.M. Sibley officiating, assisted by Rev. Pat Lane. Burial will be in the Alford Cemetery in Kentwood.

            Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Glenn Harris, Neil Alford, Shelby Jr., Gerald McNabb, Eugene Hughes, Bobby Gene Alford, Layton, Clovis Birch and Elton Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.D. Beacham, Dr. Haitt, Dr. Frye, Dr. Scotman, Dr. Clovis Toler, Dr. Richard Pullig, Dr. John Pipes, former state Rep. John Meaux, Benny Beeakman [sic], Shelby Newman, state Rep. S.P. (Jack) Crane of Concordia Parish, Jesse Nugent, U.S. Sen. Russell B. Long and Charles J. Cole Sr.

            Survivors, in addition to Rep. Alfred [sic], include two other sons, J.E. Jean Alford and J.D. (Speedy) Alford both of Kentwood; five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Harris, Mrs. Elmer Hughes, both of Kentwood, and Mrs. W.P. Falcon of Mary Esther, Flor [line missing] and Mrs. Jessie B. Allen of Jackson; a sister, Mrs. Mittle Feigler of Baton Rouge; 22 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

            He was the husband of the late Adelia Grice Alford.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Monday, 27 August 1962

 

            Alford, W.C. Neal—Died Saturday, Aug. 25, at 8:40 p.m. at the Beacham Memorial Hospital at Magnolia, Miss. Aged 92, he was a native and lifelong resident of Kentwood, and a retired planter. The body will be at the Brown Funeral Home in Kentwood. Religious services at 11 a.m. Monday at Day’s Methodist Church in Liverpool with Rev. O.M. Sibley officiating assisted by Rev. Pat Lane. Burial in Alford Cemetery in Kentwood.

            Survivors include three sons, J.E. Jean Alford, J.D. (Speedy) Alford and Rep. Shelby Alford all of Kentwood; five daughters, Mrs. Minnie Harris, Mrs. Elmer Hughes, both of Kentwood; Mrs. W.P. Falcon of Mary Esther, Fla.; Mrs. Jessie Young of Amite, and Mrs. Jessie B. Allen of Jackson; one sister, Mrs. Mittie Feigler of Baton Rouge; 22 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

            He was a member of Day’s Methodist Church of Liverpool.

            Pallbearers will be Morris Easley Jr., Glenn Harris, Neil Alford, Shelby Alford Jr., Gerald McNabb, Eugene Hubbs, Bobby Gene Alford, Layton Alford, Clovis Birch and Elton Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.D. Beacham, Dr. Hiatt, Dr. Frye, Dr. Scotman, Dr. Clovis Toler, Dr. Richard Pullig, Dr. John Pipes, former state Rep. John Meaux, Benny Beakman, Shelby Newman, state Rep. S.P. (Jack) Crane, Jesse Nugent, U.S. Sen Russell B. Long and Charles J. Cole Sr.

 

 

Photos from Alford Cemetery, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children A.J. Shelby “Bumbo” Alford, Fannie Marie Alford Hughes, John David “Speedy” Alford, Lillie Mae Alford Easley Falcon, Minnie Alford Bates Harris, Robert Parish Alford, and Velma Louise “Tiny” Alford Allen; and siblings Andrew Jackson Alford and Letha Alford Lee in this compilation.

            William Cornelius Alford and his wife, Adelia Sarah Grice, had 14 children; 10 lived to adulthood.

            His nickname is found spelled both Neil and Neal.

            From Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives 1880–2008: W.C. Alford, Democrat, served 3 terms, 1924–1928, 1928–1932, and 1936–1940, representing St. Helena Parish.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: William Cornelius “Neil” 1870 LA1, Robert Parish 1846 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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WILLIAM DEWEY ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Monday, 11 September 1961

 

 

            Funeral services are to be conducted Monday for W.D. “Bill” Alford, sales manager for the Nu-Idea Furniture Co.

            Mr. Alford, 61, died Sunday [September 10] at 3:10 a.m. He resided at 215 W. Maple dr., Metairie.

            Services are to be conducted from the Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc. Jefferson funeral home at 1600 Causeway blvd. at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

            Religious services will follow at the Roseland Baptist church in Roseland, La. Interment will be at the Roseland Arcola cemetery.

            He is survived by his widow, the former Margie Bennett; three sisters, Mrs. Vesta Swearingin, Mrs. Maggie Anglin and Mrs. Willie LeBlanc, and two brothers, Silas and Laudys Alford.

 

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Photo from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 13 Nov 1899, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margie Bennett Alford Sweeney, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Dewey 1899 LA1, Jesse B. 1855 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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WILLIAM EARL “TOMMY” ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 2 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

            Alford, William E. “Tommy”—Died 5:08 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 1991, at his sister’s residence in St. Helena Parish. He was 45, a native of St. Helena Parish and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Graveside services at New Zion Cemetery, west of Kentwood, 2 p.m. Sunday.

            Survived by two children, Phillip and Sarah Alford, both of Baton Rouge; father, Flavis Alford; a sister, Velma Ann Kliesch; a brother, Paul Alford, all of St. Helena Parish; three nieces, Brenda and Kay Kliesch, both of Baton Rouge, and Paula Splane, Washington; two nephews, Bud Alford and Phillip Rogers, both of St. Helena Parish; and a friend, John Lee, Baton Rouge.

            Preceded in death by mother, Elva Mae Grice Alford.

 

Photo from New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (New Section), Easleyville, St. Helena Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Quick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 February 1946.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Flavius Earl Alford and Elva Mae Grice Alford, in this compilation. It includes William’s middle name.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: William Earl 1946 LA1, Flavius Earl 1914 LA2, Muse Watson 1882 LA3, Robert Parish 1848 LA4, Julius Harmon 1819 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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WILLIAM EDWARD ALFORD

 

THE TIMES–PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—_____September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

            Mr. Willliam Edward “Eddie” Alford at Bogalusa Community Medical Center on Sunday, September 25, 1994. Beloved husband of Mrs. Joyce Stringer Alford. Father of Keith Alford of Prairieville, LA, Mrs. Delores Jenkins, Mrs. Joan Jenkins, Mrs. Pat Hyland of Memphis, TN and Brenda Hill of Petal, MS. Also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great–grandchildren.

            Aged 85 and a resident of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Mr. Alford was a member of All State Center for 1927 Bogalusa Lumberjack Football Championship Team and 3rd Baseman for the Gaylord Gridders Semi–Pro Baseball Team.

            Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service Tuesday, September 27, 1994 at 1:00 PM at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment unknown at this time. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Bogalusa, LA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 March 1909.

            See the obituary of his sister Jessie Cephronia Alford Chetta in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Georgia Viola Alford Gill in Texas Obituaries.

            He was the son of William Edward Alford and Leona Crain.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Edward1, William Edward 1876 LA2, Jesse G. 1838 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIAM F. ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 July 1964

 

            Alford, William F.—Died at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday [July 22] at the Clinton Infirmary from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 53 years old, a resident of Ethel [East Feliciana Parish] and a native of Mississippi. Body at the residence of Mrs. Bobbie Addison in Greensburg. Religious services at the Pine Ridge Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment at Pine Ridge Cemetery under direction of Hollabaugh-Spindle Mortuary, Denham Springs [Livingston Parish].

            Survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Alford of Ethel; five sons, Ernest Ray Alford, Freddy Alford and Earl Alford all of Ethel, Charles Ray Alford of Zachary, and Carlie Alford of Baton Rouge; two step-sisters, Mrs. Ronella Easley of Stonypoint, and Mrs. Jeanette Duran of New Orleans; three stepbrothers, Hubert, James and Buford Deerman, all of Abita Springs; and three grandchildren.

 

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MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 July 1964

 

AUTO ACCIDENT TAKES LIFE OF ETHYL RESIDENT

 

CLINTON—A 53 - year - old man from Ethel, William F. Alford, died at the Clinton Infirmary Wednesday evening of injuries he received in an automobile accident near here earlier in the day.

            State police said Alford’s car struck an abutment of Amite River Bridge, about 10 miles east of Clinton on La. Hwy. 10 about 9 a.m.

            Funeral services will be held at the Pine Ridge Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Friday, with interment at the Pine Ridge Cemetery, under direction of Hollabaugh-Spindle of Denham Springs.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie Alford of Ethel; five sons, Ernest Ray Alford, Freddy Alford and Earl Alford, all of Ethel, Charles Ray Alford of Zachary, and Carlie Alford of Baton Rouge; two stepsisters, three stepbrothers, and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brother, Charlie Ray Alford; and sister-in-law Geraldine Cowart Alford in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM JACK ALFORD

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—15 December 1932

 

            W. Jack Alford who died November 20, 1932, was born in Pike County, Miss., in the Silver Creek community July 19, 1845. He was raised on the farm where he learned from his father, the lessons in farming that was to serve him so well in after years.

            In 1870 he was married to Miss Mary E. Magee, to this union 13 children were born, five survive, three daughter[s], Mrs. N.M Merritt, formerly of Sunny Hill, now of Hammond; Mrs. Raymond Hasselquist of New Orleans; and Mrs. Henry Butler of Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Walter H. Alford of Sunny Hill, and Carl S. (Bob) Alford, who lives in the old home near Mt. Hermon.

            He was a good husband, a kind and indulgent father, a good provider, as he was at one time one of the leading farmers of the country.

            He joined the Methodist church about 45 years ago, and for many years served as steward of the church and was always a generous supporter of the minister and the institution of the church. He was a good neighbor and very hospitable, and in the hay-day of his life he was noted for his citizenship and stood forcibly for law and order. He was a great advocate of education and worked and spent much money to keep up good schools and in educating his children.

            Though he had been feeble and broken with age, his death Sunday evening, November 20, came as a shock to his family. The remains were buried Monday evening in the Roberts cemetery, Rev. C.C. Miller conducted the funeral rites, assisted by Rev. F.N. Sweeney and Prof. Craft.

            All of his children were present but one, Mrs. Butler, (Blanch Alford) who was too far away to reach home in time. The casket in which he rested was covered with beautiful flowers, a tribute of love and respect from kindred and friends.

            We sympathize with the bereaved family. —A friend.

 

 

Photos from Roberts Cemetery, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Emily Magee Alford; children Elmer Oscar Alford and Lula Lucille Alford; and his grandchildren Edison Howe Alford, Lynell Jesse “Boot” Alford, Ralph Davis Alford, and Richard Carl “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records show him as William Jacques Alford.

            Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956 [familysearch.org] lists William Jackson Alford, died 20 Nov 1932 in Sunny Hill, Washington Parish, LA, born Dillon’s Bridge, MS, widowed, spouse Mary Magee Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Jack 1845 MS1, William 1804 GA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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WILLIAM LLOYD ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—24 September 1965

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Services were held Sept. 18, at Mt. Freedom Baptist Church, for William Lloyd Alford, who died suddenly Friday, Sept. 17.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Louvinia Alford; two sons, Herman B. Alford of Lancaster, Calif., and Victor Roy Alford of Clovis, New Mexico; and one sister, Mrs. Elma Gandy of Bossier City.

            Pallbearers were T.M. Phillips, Luther Williams, J.M. Vickers, Coleman Hippler, J.C. Maris, and W.A. Dew.

            Services were under the directions of Warren Meadows Funeral Home….

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 19 Oct 1892.

            See the obituary of his wife, Louvina McComic Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Herman B. Alford in California Obituaries.

            William Lloyd was the son of Jesse Powell Alford Jr. and Lizzie Hendricks.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Lloyd 1892 LA1, Jesse Powell 1870 TX2, Jesse Powell 1828 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIAM OLIVER ALFORD

Cousin of Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

[We also included his obituary in the Texas Obituaries compilation because of his close ties to TX.]

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—Sunday, 28 March 1982

 

GAUSE [Milam Co.]—Services for William Oliver Alford, 20, of Folsom, La., formerly of Gause, will be at 2 p.m. today in the Gause Baptist Church....

            Burial will be in Gause Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday near Covington, La.

            He was born in Rockdale and was a rancher. He was a member of the Gause Baptist Church and graduated from Hearne High School in 1969. He had lived in Louisiana for six years.

            Survivors are his father, Oliver Frank Alford of Marlin; his mother, Valarie Alford of Gause; six brothers, Don Alford of Marlin, Thomas Alford of Alaska, Jim Alford of Prairie Hill, John Alford of Milano, David Alford of Waco, and Mike Alford of Hempstead; three sisters, Jan Willard of Gause, Judy Braun of Temple, and Sharon Barnett of Hearne; his grandmothers, Mrs. Tom Alford of Rockdale and Pearl Tuma of Decatur.

            Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home of Rockdale in charge.

 

 

Photos from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

Used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oliver W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born, on 5 Dec 1951 [but see his birth record in TX Births and gravestone below]. His last residence is not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Oliver Franklin Alford and Ada Valerie Newcomb Alford Willard, and his brother Donald Franklin Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry.com]: William Oliver Alford was born 5 Dec 1950 in Milam Co., TX.

            William’s gravestone lists him as William Oliver “Bill” Alford, born 5 December 1950 and died 28 March 1982, “PFC US. Army Vietnam.”

            His lineage: William Oliver 1950 TX1, Oliver Franklin 1912 TX2, Thomas Ewin 1887 TX3, Hurst Justice 1852 AL4, John Redden 1820 SC55.

 

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WILLIAM RALEY ALFORD, SR.

Father of William Raley Alford, Jr., AAFA #0061

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 10 November 1965

 

            Alford, William R.—Died Saturday [November 6] in a New Orleans hospital. He was 48 years old. Resident of 1470 Charmine St., Baton Rouge. He was president of Royal American Life Insurance Co., Baton Rouge.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice Cook Alford; two daughters, Peggy Jill Alford and Judith Ann Alford, both of Baton Rouge; a son, William R. Alford, Jr. of New Orleans; two brothers, H.G. Alford of Birmingham, Ala., and John W. Alford of New Orleans.

            Religious services were held at Cravers Funeral Home, Brewton, Ala., Monday.

 

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Photos from Douglas Chapel Cemetery,Brewton, Escambia Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christy McCranie Bare

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bernice Angeline Cook Alford Adkisson; and daughter Peggy Jill Alford Lore in this compilation.

            An engagement announcement for William Raley Alford III and Erin Ann Donelon was published in The Times-Picayune on 10 Sept 2004, listing William as the grandson of Mrs Bernice Alford Adkisson and the late Mr. William Raley Alford of Brewton, AL.

            The 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card for Josiah Alford lists him as age 39, born 1 Nov 1878. He is a farmer living in Brewton, Escambia Co., AL, and his nearest relative is Orabell Alford.

            The family is listed on the 1920 census in Parker, Escambia Co., AL, dwelling #101: Joseph Alford, farmer age 41; his wife Ora Bell 32; and children: Greely 13, Lella 11, Joseph 8, Gladis 5, and baby son [William] 2-3/12. All and their parents were born in AL.

            His probable lineage: William Raley 1917 AL1, Josiah/Joseph S. 1878 AL2, Tilman R. 1856 AL3.

 

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WILLIAM RAYMOND “RAY” ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—25 October 1979

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            William Raymond Alford, 68, of Leesville, died Friday, Oct. 19, at his camp in Leesville, after a short illness.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at the Hixon Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville…. Burial followed in Cryer Cemetery.

            Survivors include his wife, Ruth Alford of Leesville; one son, William R. Alford, also of Leesville; two daughters, Mrs. Perry D. Smith of Leesville, and Mrs. William J. Good of Salisbury, Md.; two sisters, Beatrice Veuleman of Many, and Mrs. Roy O. Kendall of San Antonio, Tx.; one half sister, Juanita Alford of Leesville, and five grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Cryer Cemetery, Pickering, Vernon Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Duffie & Kathy Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 December 1911.

            See the obituaries of his father, Lawrence Alford; and his siblings Beatrice Alford Quayhagen Veuleman and Lawrence Lynn Alford in this compilation.

            William’s wife as buried with him in Cryer Cemetery was not Ruth as in the obit but Ruby W., Apr. 18, 1912–Jul. 8, 1993.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Raymond 1911 LA1, Lawrence Lynn 1884 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, Jacob 1687 VA7.

 

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WILLIAM RILEY ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—14 October 1949

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Saturday for Riley Alford, 56, Bossier City resident who died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at his home.

            Services were at the Pease Chapel Church on the Bellvue Road…. Graveside services were conducted by members of Lowe-McFarlane post of the American Legion, Shreveport.

            A native of Sabine parish, Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Mrs. Emma Alford, Many; one son, H.P. Alford, Kinwood, Texas; one sister, Mrs. B.J. Tidwell, Many, and one brother Eugene Alford, Houston, Texas.

            Pallbearers were S.G. Caughman, Alva Caughman, Gordon Caughman, S.O. Bolware, W.R. Oakes, C.O. Dunnigan, W.W. Taylor and Kenneth Dement.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Emma Miller Alford; brother Eugene Field Alford; and sister Bertha Bell Alford Tidwell in this compilation.

            William Riley was born Sep. 30, 1893, the son of Needham Judge Alford and Emma Miller. His wife was Etta Taylor, who must have predeceased him.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Riley 1893 LA1, Needham Judge 1863 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIAM ROY ALFORD

Brother of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—7 April 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989, and Fall 2004

 

            Death claimed W. Roy Alford Monday, April 4. He died at Sabine Medical Center after suffering a heart attack at his nearby home. He will long be remembered for the 40 years he devoted to the public education system in Sabine Parish, including 28 years as parish Superintendent. He served as Superintendent longer than any man in Sabine history.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Warren Meadows Chapel in Many. The Rev. Joe Ratcliff, pastor of Many’s First Baptist Church, officiated. Burial followed in Ft. Jesup Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two brothers, Bill Alford of Many and Truman Alford of Chicago and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife Carrie Thatch Alford and a daughter, Nancie Carolyn Alford. He then married his first wife’s sister, Velma Thatch Alford, who also preceded him in death.

            Serving as pallbearers were Larry Skinner, Gene Craig, Joe Salter, John D. (Red) Dees, Brue Alford and Tommy Hinton.

            Honorary pallbearers were the superintendents, School Board Members, supervisors, principals and teachers with whom Mr. Alford served during his tenure in the field of education.

            The veteran education administrator was born in the Middle Creek Community, the son of the late Mr. And Mrs. C.C. Alford. He finished Middle Creek Elementary School and was graduated from Many High School in 1925. He was graduated from Louisiana State Normal College in Natchitoches in 1928 and received the MA degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 1940.

            From 1928–32, Roy served as mathematics and chemistry teacher at Loranger High School. He resigned that job to become principal at Oak Grove High School where he served from 1932­­–36. From 1936 until he became Parish Superintendent, he was principal at Florien High School.

            “I have always tried to look after my own politics,” Alford reminisced in an interview with the IINDEX when he retired June 30, 1968. “I don’t get into factions. I’m more or less a loner. I think if a fellow’s got a job to do, he should do it and go home.”

            After his retirement the School Board allowed Alford to remain on in the School board office for 45 days while the Board’s records for the past year were audited by the Legislative Auditor.

            Mr. Alford was appointed superintendent July 10, 1940. In looking back over his many years in the parish school system, he singled out as his greatest single accomplishment the handling of the school system’s finances during the past 28 years.

            When he became Superintendent, the School Board was one-quarter million dollars in debt and had no credit. The Parish’s school system was regarded as the poorest in the state. Mr. Alford changed all that.

            With his guiding hands that big debt was paid off in just three short years and from that point until today, the Board’s General Fund has always been in good shape. “We paid off that quarter million debt and we didn’t ask for any increase in taxes,” he remarked. In addition, the various School Districts in the parish have been given in excess of $200,000 from the General Fund over the years under his leadership.

            The present School Board Office, built in 1952 at a cost of $60,000, was paid for from the General Fund. During the 1966–67 session, almost $100,000 was taken from the General Fund and given in salaries to teachers and employees of the Parish School System. And when Mr. Alford left office, there was about $80,000 to $85,000 left in the General Fund….

            Another accomplishment during his tenure in office was the consolidation of six white schools (grades 1–12) and one colored elementary school in 1965. And in doing so, he said, every teacher was absorbed in the school system….

            Alford had been a member of many organizations and committees during his term as Superintendent. One he pointed to with pride is the 25-man Committee appointed by the State Department of Education to make a complete study of the State’s school system. All told he had served on the committee since its inception about 12 years ago, prior to his retirement.

            Following his retirement Mr. Alford was actively involved in the Sabine Parish Retired Teachers Association.

            When Mr. Alford retired, the INDEX ran the following paragraph, which is a fitting now as it was almost 20 years ago:

            “There’s not likely to be another man like Roy Alford around for awhile. His services and dedication tot he school system and people of Sabine parish will be missed in time to come. And as he leaves office, he has the satisfaction of knowing that his good works will live on.”

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 October 1902 but that he died 15 April 1988.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; his two wives, (1) Carrie Love Thatch Alford and (2) her sister Velma Thatch Alford; his only child Nancy Carolyn Alford; and siblings Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Floyd Alford, Isabelle Alford Gandy, and Willie Cecil Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Truman Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            The expanded obituary for William Roy Alford that we included in the June 1989 issue was an edited version of the preceding obituary with some additional comments.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Roy 1902 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7.

 

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WILLIE ALFORD STEWART

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 11 November 1970

 

            Stewart, Mrs. Willie A.—Died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday [November 10] at Clinton Infirmary, Clinton. She was 62, a native of St. Helena Parish and a resident of Jackson, La., for the past 35 years. She retired as an occupational therapist at East Louisiana State Hospital after serving 38 years.

            Body at her residence after 3 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer at the residence at 10 a.m. Thursday followed by religious services at First Baptist Church, Jackson, conducted by Revs. C.A. Martin and Paul Carter. Burial in Jackson Cemetery by Charlot Funeral Home, Clinton.

            Pallbearers: Elmo and James Manchester, Newton Mathews, Clark Humphrey, Durwood Gordon and Edwin Smith.

            Survived by her husband, Readie I. Stewart, Jackson; a son, A.J. Stewart, Jackson; a daughter, Miss Bertha I. Stewart, Jackson: four sisters, Mrs. James Manchester, Kentwood; Mrs. Claudia Humphrey, Baton Rouge; Mrs. Daisy Tate and Mrs. Percy McGraw, both of Jackson; two brothers, John Dean Alford, Kentwood; and Clark L. Alford, Jackson; and two grandchildren.

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

 

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Photo from Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Hendrickson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie Stewart (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 Feb 1908 and died _____ Nov 1970, last residence Jackson, East Feliciana Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and siblings Clark Lea “Pete” Alford, Clara Alford McGraw, Daisy Alford Tate, and John Dean Alford in this compilation.

            Willie was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Alford and Lela Lea.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Willie 1908 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1874 MS2, Robert Parish 1846 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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WILLIE CECIL “BILL” ALFORD

Brother of Truman Alford, AAFA #0005

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—15 March 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services were held for Mr. W.C. “Bill” Alford, 89, at 2 p.m., on Sunday, March 5, 1995, at Alford Heights Baptist Church…. Interment followed in the Fort Jesup Cemetery, under the direction of the Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born on November 13, 1905, on Old Presley Place on Middle Creek Road near Many, to Molly Smith and Christopher Alford. Mr. Alford married DeVara Skinner on July 31, 1936, in Mount Carmel. Mr. Alford worked 30 years in the oil fields throughout south Louisiana. He was employed as a janitor at Many High School. He also farmed and raised cattle in Sabine Parish for many years. Mr. Alford was a member of Alford Heights Baptist Church.

            He is survived by one son, Charles Alford and his wife Pattie Veuleman Alford of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Beth Martin and her husband; three grandchildren, Staci, and Kevin Alford of Baton Rouge, and Jared Lapp of Many; one brother, Truman Alford and his wife Margaret of Lincolnshire, Ill.; two sisters-in-law, DeVanda Skinner Alford, and Eula Byrd Alford, both of Many, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Dean Crittenden, Tommy Koss, Butch Manasco, Kevin Alford, Jared Lapp, and Thurman Ritter. Honorary pallbearers were Men’s Sunday School Class of Alford Heights Baptist Church, Oscar Alford, Marvin Adams, J.J. Koss, and Burt Smith.

 

Photo from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records (SS# issued in LA) confirm Willie’s birth date and list his death date as 4 March 1995.

            See the obituaries of his wife, DeVera Elizabeth Skinner Alford; parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; and siblings Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Floyd Alford, Isabelle Alford Gandy, and William Roy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Truman Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Willie Cecil 1905 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILLIE MAE ALFORD FENTER

Sister of William Joseph “W.J.” Alford, AAFA #0138

 

DAILY RECORD

Malvern, AR—Tuesday, 16 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000 (incorrectly included with Arkansas obituaries), and in Spring 2004

 

            Willie Mae Fenter, 84, of Shreveport, La. died Friday Nov. 12, 1999. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Roy Fenter Sr., her parents, one sister and two brothers.

            Survivors include her two sons, Lee Roy Fenter Jr., and wife Synda of Malvern (Ark) and James W. Fenter and wife Paula of Shreveport, La; two brothers, Maurice Alford of Schulenburg, Texas, and Harold Alford of Florence, La.; two sisters, Syble Headley of Schulenburg, Texas and Camile Wilson of Mt. Carmet, La.; two grandchildren, David Dean Fenter and Chasity Michelle Fenter, four step-grandchildren, Lee Kuykendall, Blair Click, Sandy Kukendall and Rachael Click, numerous nieces and nephews, and one special niece, Elizabeth Ann Whitney of Blanchard, La.

            Services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Chapel of Atkinson Funeral Home, burial followed at Francois Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at Atkinson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie Fenter (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 September 1915.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Oscar Riley Alford and Bertha A. Sparks Alford; and brother Harold Milton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Clifton Maurice Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Wallace Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Willie Mae 1915 LA1, Oscar Riley 1880 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WILMER B. IGNACE “BILL” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 7 September 1988

 

            Alford Jr., Wilmer “Bill”—Died 4:05 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, 1988, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, New Roads. He was 81, and a lifelong resident of Livonia. He was a retired Exxon Co. USA employee and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Niland’s Funeral Home, Livonia, 8 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Livonia, 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Bob Stine and the Rev. John Koppel. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by wife, Mabel Olinde Alford; three sisters, Mabel Bizette and Verna Langlois, both of Baton Rouge, and Ruby Torres, Maringouin; two brothers, Freeland and Henry Alford, both of Livonia; nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by parents, Wilmer and Rosa Alford; and five brothers, Coleman, Louis, Wallace, Freddie and Roman Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Nick Gonzales, Jack Pourciau, Lawrence Russo, Billy and Raymond Jarreau and Leroy Achee Sr. Honorary pallbearer is Dr. James Christopher.

            He was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and American Legion Post No. 248.

 

Photo from Saint Francis Cabrini Cemetery, Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Lillis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilmer Alford Jr. (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 March 1907, last residence Livonia, Pointe Coupee Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mable Olinde Alford; parents, Wilmer B. Ignace Alford Sr. and Rosa Gremillion Alford; and his siblings Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, and Wallace J. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Wilmer B. Ignace 1907 LA1, Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA2, William Louis 1848 LA3, Abraham 1820 NY or KY4.

 

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WILMER B. IGNACE ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 23 January 1964

 

            Alford, Wilmer B. Sr. (Dad)—Died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday [January 22] at his Livonia residence, Age 85. Body at Niland Funeral Home in New Roads after 1:30 p.m. Thursday. A rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Religious services at 10 a.m. Friday at Cabrini Catholic Church. Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in New Roads.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Rosa Gremillion Alford; seven sons, Coleman Alford, Frisco; Roman J. Alford, Baton Rouge, and Wallace J., Wilmer B. Jr., Freddy H., Freeland J. and Henry L. Alford of Livonia; three daughters, Mrs. Mabel Bizette, Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Ruby Mathes, Slidell, and Mrs. Verna Langois, Baton Rouge; and 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 5/16/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilmer Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 Feb 1878 and died _____ Jan 1964, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rosa Gremillion Alford; and children Coleman Joseph Alford Sr., Freddie Howard Alford, Freeland Jonas Alford Sr., Henry L. Alford, Mabel Mary Alford Bizette, Ruby M. Alford Torres, Wallace J. Alford, and Wilmer B. Ignace “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Wilmer B. Ignace Alford and Rosa Gremillion had 11 children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Wilmer B. Ignace 1878 LA1, William Louis 1848 LA2, Abraham 1820 NY or KY3.

 

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WILTON L. “BUD” ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—3 June 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Progress Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Hill, for Wilton Alford, 66, who died Friday, May 28, in Mansfield … with burial in the Progress Cemetery.

            Survivors are his wife; three sons, Ronnie Alford, and Frankie Alford of Pleasant Hill, and Vernon Alford of Zwolle, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Jamison of Mansfield, and Mrs. Rosa Wells of Hornbeck.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilton Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 March 1905.

            See the obituaries of his sister Rosa Mae Alford Wells Flanigan; and his half-sisters Annie Lee Alford Slay, Ethel Leona Alford Wedgeworth Jamerson Cochran, and Tibitha Tennessee Alford Brewster in this compilation.

            Wilton L. “Bud” Alford was the son of Louis Charles Alford and his second wife Elizabeth Green. He married Lela Hayes. Although the obituary says he was buried in Progress Cemetery where others of his family are buried, he was not found in the listing of that cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Wilton L. 1905 LA1, Louis Charles 1862 LA2, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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WINFRED H. “CHRIS” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 1 November 1986

 

            Alford, Winfred H. “Chris”—Died 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 1986, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 76, a native of Jackson, Miss., and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 10 a.m. to religious services, 7 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. John H. Ruppert. Entombment services at Greenoaks Mausoleum, 10 a.m. Monday.

            Survived by wife, Jewel Graves Alford, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Mrs. Henry (Norma) Dell Robb, Baton Rouge; six sisters, Elsie James and Eleanor Verdier, both of Duncanville, Texas, Mrs. John (Olis) Ruppert, Houston, Texas, Mrs. Murray (Dorothy) Neal, Jackson, Martha Dingler, Houston, and Mary Ethel Copeland, Texarkana, Ark.; four brothers, Perry Lee, Lawrence H., and H.A. Alford Jr., all of Livingston, Texas, and Raymond Alford, Port Allen; six grandchildren, Debra, Barbara, Christine, Thomas, Ruth and Beth.

 

Photo from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Winfred Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Sept 1909, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA. Note that his gravestone says he was born in 1910.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jewel Graves Alford; and brother Raymond Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Mary Ethel Alford in Mississippi Obituaries; and his brother Hugh Allen Alford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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WINNIE ALFORD STAFFORD

 

Source unknown, but possibly:

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—_____ March 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Mrs. Winnie Alford Stafford, 72, of Covington [St. Tammany Parish], died March 8, 1990 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was a native and life resident of Covington.

            Funeral services were held March 11, 1990 at Schoen Funeral Home Parlor. Interment was in Mockingbird Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Stafford was the wife of the late Frank H. Stafford and the mother of Dianne S. Mizell of Baton Rouge. She was the sister of Ray Alford Sr., Peggy Taylor, both of Covington, and Lucille Martinez of Baton Rouge. Mrs. Stafford is also survived by two grandchildren.

 

Photo from Alex P. Blackwell Cemetery, Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Franks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Winnie E. Stafford (SS# issued in LA) was born 14 Feb 1918, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her brother Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Elzie Effie Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Mockingbird Hill Cemetery is also known as Alex P. Blackwell Cemetery, where her father, sister Calonie P. “Gertie” Alford Sandifer, and brother Walter McCallee Alford are also buried.

            In 1930 Winnie Alford is in Police Jury Ward 2 (District 4), St. Tammany Parish, LA, dwelling #183: Quinn Alford, age 42 MS, age 22 at first marriage; his wife Dee 34 LA, age 13 at first marriage; and children, all b. LA: Elsey 18 (male), Gertie 17, Walter 14, Winnie 12, Linnie 8, and Rafael 2.

            On Quinn Walter Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 30, a self-employed farmer living in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA. He was born 2 Dec 1886 in Pike Co., MS, and is married with 3 children.

            In 1910 Quinn Alford, age 23 b. LA, is a single boarder living with the Alexander Blackwell family in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish. In 1930 Quinn is living next door to this family. They have a daughter, Eva, who fits the age for Quinn’s wife Dee.

            Her lineage: Winnie E. 1918 LA1, Quinn Walter 1886 MS2.

 

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WINNIE BELL ALFORD HENRY

 

TANGI TALK

Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Wednesday, 28 April 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994

 

            Winnie Alford Henry—Died 5:15 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 1993, at Kentwood - Manor Nursing Home, Kentwood. She was 81, a native of Washington Parish and a resident of Roseland.

            Visiting was at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to religious services held at 1 p.m. Monday…. Burial was in Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

            Survived by husband, Homer D. Henry, Roseland: two sons, Lonnie R. Henry, Covington, and Sammie McElveen, Baton Rouge: two daughters, Mae Belle Shaw, Baton Rouge, and Maxie L. Bennett, Roseland; a brother Tebo Alford, Amite; a sister, Lena Burch, Franklinton; three granddaughters, Noel M. Henry, Rhonda and Pamela McElveen.

 

Photo from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Winnie Henry (SS# issued in LA) was born 28 July 1910. AAFA records show her birth date as 28 July 1911, but she is listed on the 1910 census in Washington Parish as age 8/12, enumeration date 21 April 1910, so she was probably born in 1909.

            See the obituaries of Winnie’s siblings Lay Ruth Alford, Lena Leona Alford Burch, and Tilmon “Tebo” Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Abraham Otto Alford and Lulu Bell McElveen.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Winnie Bell 1909/1910 LA1, Abraham Otto 1880 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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WINSTON RAY ALFORD

 

DAILY STAR

Hammond, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 22 September 2004

 

SUNNY HILL—Winston Ray Alford, 76, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond.

            Born in Sunny Hill, he was a retired dairyman and in recent years raised beef cattle. He was a graduate of Franklinton High School.

            He is survived by his wife, Cecile Linton Alford; one son, Lin “B” Alford; five daughters, Patricia Faith Painter of Kentwood, Cynthia Marie Lee of Sunny Hill, Judy Elizabeth Eckman of McComb, Miss., Cecilia Jan Alford of Kentwood and Rebekah Wynne Davis of Sunny Hill; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, R.H. “Zeke” and Lela Alford.

            Visitation will be tonight at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m., and burial will be at Sunny Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Sunny Hill.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Friday, 24 September 2004

 

HAMMOND—Winston R. Alford, 76, a lifelong resident of Sunny Hill, died Tuesday in North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. Born Jan. 9, 1928 in Sunny Hill, he was the only son of R.H. “Zeke” and Lela Alford. A retired dairyman who in recent years raised beef cattle, he graduated from Franklinton High School. Those who remember him from his high school years recall him being an outstanding athlete and an exceptional baseball player, family member said, adding, His loved ones remember his affection for family and home. He was known for his good conversations and sense of humor.

            Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cecile Linton Alford; a son and daughter-in-law, Lin “B” and Cindy Lou Alford; five daughters and their husbands, Patricia Faith and Don Painter of Kentwood, Cynthia Marie Lee of Sunny Hill, Judy Elizabeth and Randy Eckman of McComb, Miss., Cecilia Jan and Otis Alford of Kentwood, and Rebekah Wynne Davis of Sunny Hill; 14 grandchildren, Christopher Crawford, Christi Travis, Ann Claire Painter, Kelly Alford, Lou Elise Alford, Matthew Lea, Wade Lea, Kasie Beth Eckman, Zach Eckman, Erin Ripp, Garrett Alford, Jackson Davis, Scott Alford, and Korie Prestridge; and five great-grandchildren, Seth Travis, Connor Travis, Ayden Travis, Chloe Ripp, and Logan Hargis.

            Preceding him in death were his parents, R.H. “Zeke” and Lela Alford; and a son-in-law, Ted Davis.

            Visitation was held yesterday at McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood from 6-9 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home chapel today at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Sunny Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Sunny Hill.

            Pallbearers will include his grandsons, Christopher Crawford, Kelly Alford, Matthew Lea, Wade Lea, Zach Eckman, and Garrett Alford. Jack Davis, his youngest grandson, will serve as honorary pallbearer.

 

 

Photos from Sunny Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sonny Boudreaux

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Winston R. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Kentwood, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lela Fannie Roberts Alford, in this compilation.

 

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YVONE ALFORD WHITEHEAD REPPEL

AAFA #0103

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Saturday, 29 May 1999

 

 

            Yvone Whitehead Reppel, a retired secretary, died Thursday [May 27] of lung cancer at Metropolitan Hospice. She was 72. Mrs. Reppel was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson for the past 40 years. She worked for the Levy, Smith & Genusa law firm.

            Survivors include her husband, Oswald “Schiek” Reppel; a son, Farrell B. Whitehead Jr.; a daughter, Debra Fisher; a stepdaughter, Jacqueline Moisant; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Yvone W. Reppel (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 Dec 1926, last residence Metairie, Jefferson Co., LA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Bryant Louis Alford and Viney Olivia Robertson Alford; stepmother, Ruby Francis Pedigo Alford; and grandfather Jesse Lewis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Yvone 1926 LA1, Bryant Louis 1890 LA2, Jesse Lewis 1847 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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YVONNE ALFORD MILLER

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—18 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Ms. Yvonne Miller, 67, of Shreveport died Monday, Feb. 9 in Shreveport.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Warren Meadows Chapel in Many with interment following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Many….

            Survivors include two daughters, Raylene Herrington of Shreveport and Darlene Miller of Keithville; one sister, Versia Fleming of Carthage, Texas; two grandchildren, Terry Wayne Herrington and Jessica Rae Herrington; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Bobby Gibbs, Jerry Wayne Alford, Truett Alford, Ricki Quinley, Freddie Hippler, Earl Wayne Fleming, Nelson Cole and Charlie Berryman.

            Honorary pallbearers were George Maxey and James Gibbs.

FAG photo requested 7/1/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Miller (SS# issued in LA, last residence Shreveport) was born 14 October 1930 and died 9 February 1998. Maybe Ruth was her first name. J

            See the obituariesof her parents, Loyd Tillman Alford and Beatrice Elaine Gibbs Alford, and sister Versia Alford Fleming in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Yvonne 1930 LA1, Loyd Tillman 1907 LA2, Fred Robert 1874 LA3, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA4, Julius C. 1797 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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YVONNE DOROTHY FELDER ALFORD

Wife of Eulon Alfred Alford, AAFA #0213

Mother of Shirley Alford Brilleaux, AAFA #0399

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Times-Picayune on the same day.

 

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Photo from Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Sunday, 3 January 2010

 

            Yvonne Dorothy Alford, 82, of Hammond, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. Yvonne was born on Saturday, June 25, 1927, in McComb, Miss. She graduated from LSU and was vice president of Pi Beta Phi. She was a retired public schoolteacher and a charter member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also a volunteer at North Oaks Hospital and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

            Surviving are a daughter, Shirley Alford Brilleaux; son and daughter-in-law, Paul William Alford and Denise Alford; and six grandchildren, Kelly Brilleaux, Nicholas Brilleaux, Katelyn Wheat, Scott Wheat, Sarah Jane Alford and William Patrick Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Eulon Alfred Alford; parents, Hugh Felder and Grace Gilchrist Felder; sister, Shirley McCollough; and son-in-law, Lee Brilleaux.

            Friends will be received Monday, Jan. 4, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond from 10 a.m. until services begin in the chapel at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in the Felder Family Cemetery in Mississippi. An online guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Yvonne Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

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