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MISSOURI OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) held its 2005 Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO. 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 Missouri. This compilation includes all Missouri 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 often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 18 OCTOBER 2011

 

 

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The death certificates linked to the obituaries in this compilation are from Missouri Digital Heritage, Missouri State Archives, Missouri Death Certificates. Images are available for 1910–1959.

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these Missouri obituaries are represented in genealogies AAFA has published on this website, so we are referring readers to them for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan (DNA Group One)

 

2. Known Descendants of Milton W. & William Henry Denton Alford [brothers, parents unknown] (No DNA Group yet)

 

3. Known Descendants of William Alford 1803 NC (No DNA Group yet)

 

4. Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

 

5. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia (DNA Group Two)

 

6. Known Descendants of William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN (No DNA Group yet)

 

 

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ADELINE REESE ALFORD

Mother of Ann Alford Lewis, AAFA #1143

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 22 June 2001

 

July 30, 1912-June 20, 2001

 

            Adeline Reese Alford, 88, of Chillicothe, Mo., died Wednesday [June 20]. She was born in Clarksburg, W.Va., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chillicothe and the Chapter T, PEO Sisterhood.

            Survivors include her daughters, Sue Thomas of Temple, Texas, and Ann Lewis of Cleveland, Tenn.; sons, William E. Alford Jr. of San Diego and James R. Alford of Chillicothe; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

            Services were planned for today in Chillicothe.

            Donations: Alzheimer’s Association.

            Arrangements: Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—Friday, 22 June 2001

 

            Alford, Adeline Reese, 88, Chillicothe, Mo., 1:30 p.m., First Christian Church, Chillicothe. Burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe. Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe, in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Adeline R. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO.

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

 

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ALASKA ARRENIA “RENA” HALFORD RUTLEDGE

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 20 March 2005

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Alaska Arrenia “Rena” Halford Rutledge, age 96, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2005, in St. John’s Hospital.

            She was a homemaker and loved her family and friends very much. Rena enjoyed attending church and singing. She was an avid sports enthusiast and her favorite golfer was Tiger Woods. Crocheting and gardening filled her time, but her favorite pastime of all was being together with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            She was born October 22, 1908, in Bakersfield, Mo., the daughter of Sirrel W. and Rosa M. (Hunter) Halford. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized at the age of 18. Rena was a member at Southside Baptist Church.

            Rena and Charley Lee Rutledge were united in marriage on October 12, 1940, and to that union was born one child, a daughter, Rosa Lee Strain.

            Her husband preceded her in death on July 15, 1976. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a sister Myrtie Belle Miller; three brothers, J.D. Halford, W.S. “Bill” Halford, and Carl Halford; and son-in-law, Ray Strain.

            Survivors include her daughter, Rosa Lee Strain of Springfield; two grandchildren, Michelle Lea Strain and fiance, Chris, of Springfield, and Jeffrey Allen Strain and wife, Penny, of Springfield; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Chelsea, and Riley. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at 10 a.m. in Thieme-Shadel-Hicks Funeral Chapel at Rivermonte with burial following in Greenlawn Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rena Rutledge (SS# issued in MO), last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her mother, Rosa Margaret Hunter Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Carl F. Halford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Alaska Arrenia 1908 MO1, Sirrel W. 1876 MO2, James Washington 1843 TN3, Sirrel 1821 TN4.

 

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ALBERT ARTHUR ALFORD

Great-uncle of R.A. Alford, AAFA #0119

 

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 15 September 1926

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            A.A. Alford, 51 years old, died yesterday morning [September 14] at 8:30 o’clock at his home in Ozark following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist Church of Ozark and interment will be made in the cemetery at Ozark under the direction of the T.B. Chaffin Undertaking company. The deceased is survived by the wife and one brother, W.J. Alford of Birmingham, Alabama.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife Nora E. Haley Alford Carpenter in this compilation.

            Albert, son of George M. Alford and Francis M. Kinnicutt was born Sep. 29, 1874 in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He married Nora E. Haley June 26, 1905 in Springfield, MO, with whom he shares a tombstone in the City of Ozark Cemetery, Ozark, Christian Co., MO. His tombstone dates are 29 Sept 1874 – 14 Sept 1926. His marriage record says he was “of Richmond VA” but AAFA has no further information on that. The brother in Birmingham was the grandfather of R.A. Alford.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Albert Arthur 1874 MI1, George M. 1833 CN2, Elijah 1791 ??3, George 1764 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9. The connection of Elijah to George is tentative.

 

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ALICE FERGUSON ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—17 September 2000

 

            Alice Alford, 89, of Independence, MO, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2000, at Monterey Park Care Center. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, MO. Visitation will be 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, at George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice L. Alford (SS# issued in MO), was born 11 December 1910 and died 14 September 2000, last residence Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

            We included the obituary of her son Wilbur C. Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Charles L. Alford, age 32 of Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, married Alice Farguson, age 16 of the same city, on 4 June 1926 in Jackson Co., MO. Alice’s father James Farguson gave consent. [Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002, Ancestry.com]

 

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ALLEN CLAY ALFORD

Uncle of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ April 1962

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Alford, Allen C., 904 N. Kinghighway bl. [sic—North Kingshighway Boulevard], Wed., April 4, 1962, dear son of Bertha and the late Kinchen Alford, dear brother of Ola Patterson, Verna Mae Alford, Violet Sansone and Donald Alford, our dear brother-in-law, nephew and uncle.

            Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge bl., Sat., April 7, 1 p.m. Interment Valhalla Cemetery.

 

In what appears to be a death notice:

 

            Allen C. Alford, 60, 904 N. Kingshighway

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Kinchen Warren Alford Sr. and Bertha Beatrice Tucker Alford; and siblings Donald Edmund Alford, Kinchen Warren Alford Jr., Ola Pearl Alford Patterson, and Verna Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Allen Clay Alford was born 14 Feb 1902 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. He married Kathleen Pennell.

            His lineage: Allen Clay 1902 OH1, Kinchen Warren 1871 AL2, James Clay 1846 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALLEN LEE “AL” ALVORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Tuesday, 9 August 2005

 

            Alvord, Allen L. “Al,” St. Peters, MO, August 7, 2005, loving husband of Mary Alvord; dear father of Allen G., Nancy C. Willey (Luke Proctor), and Paul L. (Stacy).

            Preceded in death by his daughter Linda Ann and his parents Oliver & Bernice Alvord. Dear brother of Olivia Heitz (Earl) and David Alvord. Loving grandfather to Christina, Rebecca, Joseph, Abigail and Baby Katelyn.

            The family is being served by the BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, St. Charles, MO.... A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allen L. Alvord (SS# issued in IL) was born 10 May 1937, last residence St. Peters, St. Charles Co., MO.

 

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ALMIRA H. PARKS HALLFORD

 

Source unknown

Clinton, Henry Co., MO—_____ April 1928

 

From Henry County Missouri Obituaries

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Mrs. Hallfords’s maiden name was Almira Parks. She was born June 7, 1856. Was married to P.W. Hallford, December 24, 1874; died April 27, 1928, after several months of intense suffering, with a complication of diseases. Everything that loving hands could do was done, but to no avail.

            She was a member of the Christian Church. She often expressed herself as being ready to go. She would often say, “If Pete could only go with me, it would not be so hard to go.” Fifty-four years they were affectionate companions, sharing each other’s sorrows and troubles. Mrs. Hallford was a good neighbor and often expressed herself by saying she loved everybody.

            She leaves one sister, Mrs. Lizzie King, near Coal, and a host of relatives who mourn the loss of Aunt Allie. All loved and respected her, and did many little deeds of kindness while she was sick, and in fact, when she was well they did many things for her which she always appreciated, but her sufferings are over now. Rev. Lindsey made a short talk at the home on account of Mr. Hallford not being able to go to the church and then made a talk at Good Hope Church to a large congregation of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which her body was laid to rest in Good Hope Cemetery nearby.

 

Photo from Good Hope Cemetery, Bethlehem Township, Henry Co., MO

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Peter W. Hallford, in this compilation.

            Information at Good Hope Cemetery: “Jun 6 1856 Henry Co, MO - d: Apr 27 1928 Leesville Twp, Henry Co, MO - bur: Apr 29 1928 - 71Y - dau of James Yantis & Nancy Adkins Parks - m: Dec 24 1874 to Peter W. Hallford.”

 

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ALTA LUCILLE ALFORD LITTLE

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Friday, 21 August 2009

 

            Little, Alta Lucille (nee Alford ) went home to be with the Lord on Wed., Aug. 19, 2009.

            Beloved wife of the late Carrell Clayton “Jack” Little; dearest mother of Gary (Audrey) Little, Kerry “Casey” Little and Ginny (Don) Willey; our dear grandmother of 9, great-grandmother of 10; sister of Nellie Brayton, Velma Lolley, Leta Chapman, Anna Ruth Prenzel, Wilma Cochran and Wilburn Alford; dear sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend to many.

            Services: Service Mon., Aug. 24, 12 noon at Collier’s Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd., (Bridgeton). Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Visitation Sun., 4-8pm.

 

Photo from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby J. Remelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alta L. Little (SS# issued in MO) was born 22 Aug 1926, last residence Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO.

 

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AMANDA HOOVER ALFORD

 

[Although Amanda died in CA, we are also including her obituary here because of her close connections to MO.]

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 22 July 1971

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

MANSFIELD—Mrs. Amanda Alford, 92, a former Seymour and Mansfield resident, died Sunday [Jul. 18] in San Pablo, CA, after a long illness.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Zelma Potts, San Pablo CA, Mrs. Helen Shilling, Camarillo CA, and Mrs. Betty Dutcher, San Leandro CA; eight grandchildren and three great­-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Bergman ­Miller Chapel in Mansfield…. Burial was to be in Mansfield Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Leonidas Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANGELA LOUISE ALFORD

 

THE STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—Thursday, 26 April 2001

 

            Alford, Angela Louise, of Kansas City, Mo., on April 23, 2001, beloved daughter of Daniel and Kathy Alford, granddaughter of Jeanette Yacinthe and Cheryl Alford, three aunts, three uncles, also survived by a host of other relatives and friends.

            There will be a graveside service Friday, April 27, 2001, 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J. Visitation Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Perry Funeral Home, 34 Mercer St., Newark, N.J.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The Perry Funeral Home traditionally serves the African American community.

 

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ANNA ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—3 February 1922

 

            Mrs. Anna Alford, 45 years old, died yesterday at her home, 3825 Dickson avenue. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Alford, and her mother, Mrs. Lizzie Ackerman, of the home, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruby Wolf, Glasgow [Valley Co.], Mont.

            Funeral services will be at 10 o’clock tomorrow at the Rose chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family or find them on any census.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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ANNA HASELTINE “HASE” ALFORD CANTRELL

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 17 January 1954

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Anna Haseltine Alford Cantrell, 75, who was known by her nickname “Hase”, died at 12:20 a.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Jap Cantrell of Route 3, Mansfield. Her sister is her only survivor in addition to a number of nieces and nephews. Her husband, L.G. Cantrell, died in 1912.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Prospect Church northeast of Seymour…. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Kelley-Ferrell-Bergman of Seymour.

 

Photo from Prospect Methodist Cemetery, Webster Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C. Breeden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Martha Ellen Alford Cantrell and Thomas P. Alford in this compilation.

            Hase was the daughter of William Alford and Mary Kelley of the Wright County Alfords. Hase had no children.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Anna Haseltine 1879 MO1, William 1837 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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ARCHIBALD MILLARD HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 13 December 1961

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            The Rev. Archie M. Halford, 73, of Norwood, died in his home Sunday [December 10] at 5:30 a.m.

            He was a minister of the Freewill Baptist Church and had lived in Norwood seven years. He was a native of Douglas County.

            Survivors are a brother Thomas C. Halford, Norwood; a stepson Kenneth Pennington, and a stepdaughter Mrs. Hollace Oxley, Mountain Grove; four step-grandchildren and three step­great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Brushyknob Church east of Ava. Burial will be in the Brushyknob Cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Ethel M. Anderson Pennington Halford; and his brother Thomas Chandler Halford in this compilation.

            Archie first married Augusta Martha Josephine Drake on 31 Jan 1915 in Douglas Co., MO, with whom he is enumerated in 1920. They were divorced. He married his second wife, Ethel Anderson, on 30 Dec 1949 in Douglas Co., MO; she died 4 months before his death. Neither wife had any children who lived to adulthood. Both Archie M. (born 29 Feb 1888) and his brother Thomas C. (born 1893) were sons of John Thomas Halford and Sarah Anna Atnip.

            John was the eldest son of William Luker Halford and Susan Caroline Walker, who brought their family from Lawrence and Wayne Counties in TN to Wayne Co. MO in 1874 and to Ozark Co. MO in 1883, as reported in his pension application.

            John was a Freewill Baptist minister as were these two sons. John died in 1903 leaving Anna with five boys under 15. At least two of the other four children of this family seem to have died in the 1918 flu epidemic.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife Susan, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page.

            His HALFORD lineage: Archibald Millard 1888 MO1, John Thomas 1857 TN2, William Luker 1835 TN3, John 1795 SC4.

 

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ARTHUR EDWIN “BUD” ALFORD

Uncle of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

Arthur and Kathleen Clara Hollomon Alford

Photo from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

STEELE ENTERPRISE

Steele, Pemiscot Co., MO—Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

            Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford, 96, of the Micola [Pemiscot Co.] area, died Saturday, April 1, 2006 at the Pemiscot Memorial Health Systems in Hayti.

            Born Jan. 1, 1910 in West [Holmes Co.], Miss., he was the son of the late George Alford and Paris Shine-Alford.

            He was also preceded in death by one son, Richard Edwin Alford and two half-brothers, Jack Alford and Marvin Jennings.

            Bud was united in marriage to Kathleen Hollomon on June 12, 1929 in Blytheville [Mississippi Co.], Ark. She preceded him in death.

            He was a farmer and a merchant.

            He was a member of the Micola Baptist Church, where he served as Deacon until the church closed. He then became a member of the First Baptist Church in Steele.

            He served on the Board of Directors at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Ark., and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and an honorary member of the Rotary Club.

            He also served on the Farm Bureau Board.

            Mr. Alford leaves one son, John M. Alford and his wife Suzanne, of the Micola area; two granddaughters, KaRe Alford Walsh and her husband Tom of Germantown, Tenn., and Christie Alford Curtis of Pleasant Hill; four great-grandchildren: Christopher Curtis and Keegan Curtis and Mary Kate Walsh and Anna Walsh; two sisters: Alberta Huckaba of Carson City, Nev., and Blanche Pounds of Prescott, Ariz.; and three half-sisters: Gertie Langley of Van Cleve, Miss., Ruby Nell Davis of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Juanita Bible of Shiloma Springs, Ark.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at the First Baptist Church in Steele with Bro. Jim Mousie officiating.

            Burial was at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville with John W. German Funeral Home of Steele in charge of services.

            Pallbearers were Bill Lewis, Jack Brooks, Jessie Carter, Earl Carter, Raymond DePriest and Johnnie Carter.

 

Photo from Little Prairie Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Meales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Arthur E. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Steelem Pemiscot Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Kathleen Clara Hollomon Alford; and his mother Paris Shine Alford Jennings in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, George Bedford Alford, and his half-siblings Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford, Gertie Alford Findley Langley, and Ruby Nell Alford Davis in Mississippi Obituaries; and his sister Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            His lineage: Arthur Edwin 1910 MS1, George Bedford 1880 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John 1801 GA4.

 

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BARBARA ALFORD MORRISETTE

 

[Although Barbara died in VA, we are also including her obituary here because of her close connections to MO.]

 

DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—Friday, 3 August 2001

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Barbara Morrisette, 48, of Fredricksburg, Va., formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her residence.

            Ms. Morrisette was born July 18, 1953, in Poplar Bluff. She was employed as an administrative assistant with the U.S. Treasury Dept. She was a member of the Spots Wood Baptist Church in Fredricksburg.

            Survivors include one son, Aaron Morrisette of Fredricksburg, her parents, Frances Alford and James Raymond Alford, both of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Dennis Alford of Poplar Bluff and Dale Alford of Pueblo, Mont.; and one sister, Betty Griffin of Naylor.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. A graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Broseley [Butler Co., MO] with Lyle Alford officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Barbara A. Morrisette (SS# issued in MO), but her birth date is listed as 18 Aug 1953, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father, James Raymond Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Barbara 1953 MO1, James Raymond 1930 MO2, James W. 1891 KY3, William H. 1855 KY4, John Franklin 1827 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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BELLE E. ALFRED DANCEY

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 11 March 1943

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Belle E. Dancey, 34, of Waynesville, died in Burge Hospital [Springfield] at 3:55 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. She is survived by her husband Lester, a son Bobby Joe, and two daughters, Mary Lou and Jeanette Belle; her father, Carl Alfred of Springfield and a sister, Mrs. Inez Carr of Freeport, TX.

            Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Klingner Funeral Chapel…. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Carl G. Alfred and Cora Irene Jennings Alfred; her stepmother Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Alfred; and her brother Charles W. Alfred in this compilation. Charles was still living when Belle died but was not mentioned in her obituary.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Belle E. 1909 MO1, Carl G. 1883 AR2.

 

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BERT ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 13 May 1964

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

ROGERSVILLE—Bert Alford, 77, of Route 3, Rogersville was killed in an automobile accident on Monday, May 11.

            A retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Greene County, Mr. Alford is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lula Tillman, Rogersville, and Mrs. Maggie Dennis, Downey, CA.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kelley­ Ferrell Chapel … and burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery.

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bert Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 1 Sept 1885, last residence MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Meda Watts Alford; his parents, Oliver C. Alford and Mary E. Pickel Alford; his sister Lula Frances Alford Tillman; and his grandmother Grazilda Menees Alford in this compilation.

            Bert first married Hazel Barnard in 1909, and they were divorced in 1924. Bert had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bert 1885 MO1, Oliver C. 1862 MO2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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BERTHA BEATRICE TUCKER ALFORD

Grandmother of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ October 1964

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Bertha B. Alford (nee Tucker), Tues., Oct. 6, 1964, beloved wife of the late Kinchen Alford, dear mother of Ola Patterson, Verna Mae Alford, Violet Sansone, Donald and the late Allen C. Alford, dear sister of Loretta Morris, our dear mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law and aunt.

            Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge bl., Thurs., Oct. 8, 2 p.m. Interment Valhalla Cemetery.

 

In what appears to be a death notice:

 

            Bertha B. Alford, 81, 2684 McKelvey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Kinchen Warren Alford, Sr.; and her children Allen Clay Alford, Donald Edmund Alford, Kinchen Warren Alford Jr., Ola Pearl Alford Patterson, and Verna Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Bertha Beatrice Tucker was born in Minelamote, St. Francois Co., MO, 20 March 1883. She married Kinchen Warren Alford 28 Feb 1901 in St. Francois. Co., MO.

 

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BERTHA LEMON ALFORD

 

Source unknown

St. Francois Co., MO—_____ June 1977

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

From Farmington Public Library Genealogy – Obituaries, St. Francois Co., MO

 

            Mrs. Bertha Alford, 90, Elvins [St. Francois Co.], died Sunday in the Bonne Terre Hospital.

            She was born on March 4, 1887 in Holewell [Hopewell?] to the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lemon.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sisters-in-law, Mrs. C.B. Lemon, Flat River, Mrs. Helen Lemon, Miami Beach, and Mrs. Mattie Lemon, Los Angeles; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Bangley, St. Louis, and Mrs. A.M. Cain, Elvins, and other relatives.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Caldwell Funeral Home in Flat River [St. Francois Co.]....

            Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery....

 

Photo from Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell, Washington Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Myrtle Nixon Balderson - m-balderson@hotmail.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date for Bertha Alford (SS# issued in MO), and list her death in June 1977, last residence Park Hills, St. Francois Co., MO.

            On the 1930 census, Charles Alfred, barber 44 b. KS, and Bertha Alfred, nurse 43 b. MO, are listed as roomers with the John Mohr family in Marion, Marion Co., KS. Charles’s age at first marriage was 18, and Bertha’s was 43, indicating that they had just gotten married that year. In 1920 Bertha Lemon, nurse 33 b. MO, was listed as a sister-in-law in the household of Charles and Gertrude Steele in District 453 of St. Louis, MO.

 

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BERTRAM NOAH “BERT” ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 23 Feb 1984

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

BUFFALO [Dallas Co.]—Bertram Noah “Bert” Alford, 67, Buffalo, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in Valley Baptist Medical Center, Harlingen, TX, of an apparent heart attack.

            A retired, self-employed trucker, Mr. Alford was a member of First Baptist Church and Buffalo Saddle Club. He was a veteran of World War II in which he was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star.

            Survivors include his wife, Mildred; three daughters, Mrs. Jacquelyn J. Beck, Kingsville, and Mrs. Janice S. Bramwell and Mrs. Patricia M. Donley, both of Buffalo; five grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

            Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m…. Burial will follow in Reynolds Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bert Alford (SS# issued in WY) was born 15 June 1916, last residence Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Robert Daniel Alford and Sarah Etheridge Alford; his daughter Patricia Marie Alford Donley; and his sister Ione F. Alford Jones in this compilation.

            He married Mildred Stafford about 1940.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Bertram Noah 1916 MO1, Robert Daniel 1874 MO2, William 1844 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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BESSIE B. ALFORD MADDUX

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 23 February 1953

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Bessie Maddux, 59, wife of W.G. Maddux, Dallas County recorder and circuit court clerk, died at 1 p.m. Sunday [February 22] at her home at Buffalo after a lingering illness.

            Survivors, in addition to her husband, are a son Kenneth and a granddaughter, of a Buffalo rural route, and four sisters, Mrs. J.C. Butler and Mrs. Nettie Fowler, both of Buffalo, Mrs. Lizzie Lindsey of Louisburg and Mrs. G.W. Kendall of Abilene, TX.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church at Buffalo under the direction of L.B. Jones of Buffalo. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery at Buffalo.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sisters Stella B. Alford Butler, Nettie Florence Alford Fowler, and Elizabeth Margaret Alford Lindsey in this compilation. (Sister Lova Kendall died in Taylor Co., TX.)

            Bessie Alford, born 6 May 1893 in Dallas Co., was the daughter of Charles H. Alford and Frances Leslie of the Dallas County Alfords.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bessie M. 1893 MO1, Charles H. 1856 MO2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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BETTY JANE ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—20 February 1917

 

            Bettie Jane, 1-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman F. Alford, 132 Lawndale Avenue, died today. Funeral services will be at the Holy Cross Catholic Church at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

AAFA NOTES: She was the daughter of Freeman Fife Alford and Mary Elizabeth Jagars.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri. On it her name is spelled Betty.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Bettie Jane 1916 MO1, Freeman Fife 1891 MO2, Robert Morrow 1848 MO3, Thomas 1818 VA4, James 1779 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 MD7.

 

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BETTY MAE TAYLOR ALFORD

 

DAILY DUNKLIN DEMOCRAT

Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO—Sunday, 19 June 2005

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

            Betty Mae Alford, 65, of Kennett, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

            Born, Jan. 14, 1940, at Renzi [probably Rienzi, Alcorn Co.], Miss., a daughter of the late Wilbert and N.D. Turner Taylor she was employed by Home Health Care for Tri-County and a member of North 6th St. Church of God in Christ.

            On Jan. 14, 1956, in Kennett, she married Billy Alford who survives.

            Other survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Johnson and husband, Benny, Janie Morris and Mary Ann Phillips all of Kennett and Linda Pittman of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two step-sons, Clarence Jones and Anthony White both of Kennett; six sisters, Gertie Taylor, Nellie Taylor, Laura Pulliam, Annie Taylor and Ruby Taylor, all of Kennett and Ruthie White of Malden; five brothers, Willie Taylor and Johnny Taylor both of St. Louis, Leroy, Joe and James Taylor all of Toledo, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Alford and one brother, Lawrence Taylor.

            Funeral services are 2 p.m. today, Sunday, June 19, at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Kennett with the Rev. Nathaniel Ellis and Elder William Bird officiating.

            Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Kennett.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates for Betty M. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO.

 

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BOBBY JERRY HALFORD, SR.

 

DEMOCRAT ARGUS

Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—27 May 2010

 

            Bobby Jerry Halford Sr., 66, of Hayti, died May 16, 2010.

            He was born Jan. 5, 1944 in Lilbourn, MO to the late Elmer Thomas Halford Sr. and Frances Madeline Wooten Halford.

            He was a father and a grandfather. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti. He worked as a truck driver and retired from Duffy Farms. He loved to fish and spend time with his family.

            He leaves the following to cherish his memory: his children, Lisa Halford of Indiana, Bobby Halford of Hayti, and Mickey Halford and Jess Halford, both of Pocatello, Idaho; brother, Clifford Halford of Hayti; sister, Vickie Thrasher and her husband Gary of Blytheville, AR; brother, Tommy Halford and his wife Cheryl of Caruthersville; four grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

            Funeral Services were held Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in the John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti with Bro. Paul Quinn officiating. Burial was held in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele [Pemiscot Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Hayti, Pemiscot Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his father, Elmer Thomas Halford, in this compilation.

 

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BONNIE KING ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 30 Sept 2003

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Mrs. Bonnie K. Alford, 71, Lebanon, a retired clothing manufacturing company seamstress, died at 6:33 p.m. Saturday [Sept. 27] in her home. Services are 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Emmanuel Chapel Bible Church near Lebanon, with burial in Dotson Cemetery under direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bonnie Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 31 Aug 1932, last residence Phillipsburg, Laclede Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her sons Charles Ray Alford Jr. and Joe Lynnderman Alford in this compilation.

 

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BONNIE RUTH WITTKE ALFORD

Wife of Derek Alford, AAFA #0841

 

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Friday, 10 October 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Alford, Bonnie Ruth of Webster Groves, Mo., Thurs. Oct. 9, 1997; beloved wife of Derek Alford; dear mother of Colin and Kenneth Alford; dear stepmother of Cathy Mariana; dear daughter of Ruth Wittke Lenzen and the late Paul Wittke; dear stepdaughter of Don Lenzen; dear sister of Wendy B. Yoder; dear sister-in-law of Fred Yoder; dear aunt and friend to many.

            Funeral service Sat. 9:30 a.m. at Gerber Chapel, 23 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves (968-2000)....

 

Photo from Forever Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood, St. Louis Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Missouri Duv - missouriduv@aol.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bonnie R. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 20 April 1945, but her death date is listed as 8 Oct 1997, last residence St. Louis, MO.

 

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BUELL ALFORD

 

[Buell died in KS, but we are also including his obituary here because of his close connections to MO.]

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Mon, 20 Dec 1976

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

BUFFALO—Services for Buell Alford, 44, McCune, KS, formerly of Buffalo, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Montgomery Chapel here…. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery north of here.

            Mr. Alford died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Mount Carmel Hospital, Pittsburg KS, after a long illness.

            He was a veteran of the Korean War and had been a partner in Jarboe-Lackey Feed Lot.

            Survivors include his wife, Thelma; a son, Edward of Parsons KS, a daughter, Connie, still at home; his father and step­mother, Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Alford, Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. Maxine Rimby, Fort Scott, KS.

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Buell Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 24 July 1932, last residence McCune, Crawford Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Richard Alford Jr. and May Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            Buell married Thelma Noland, May 10, 1953, and they had Edward (1954) and Connie. Is his widow the Thelma Alford who married David Don Weatherly in 1981 and then was divorced in 1984, both in Springfield?

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Buell 1932 MO1, Thomas Richard 1900 MO2, Thomas Richard 1858 MO3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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BURLEY H. ALFORD

 

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN

Cape Girardeau, MO—Thursday, 13 August 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

SIKESTON [Scott Co.], MO—Burley H. Alford, 82, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1998, at his home, following an extended illness.

            He was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Blytheville AR, son of Jimmy and Annie Mae Wicker Alford. He and Wilma Neil were married June 20, 1944, in Blytheville.

            Alford was a maintenance supervisor 18 years with Fleming Co. He was a member of Tanner Street Church of God. He had lived in Sikeston since 1951.

            Survivors include his wife; six daughters, Phyllis Hollis of Jackson MO, Burleta DeRoush of Nashville TN, Jackie Huls of Sikeston, Reta Lewis of Fancy Farm KY, Wanda Sherrard and Marita Smith of Fresno CA, and a son, Billy Alford of New Concord KY.

            Also surviving are five brothers, James Alford of Hamilton, AR, Harold Alford of Blytheville, Pat Alford of Belleville MI, Jimmy Alford of Sikeston, Frank Alford of West Memphis AR; three sisters, Carolyn Richardson of Blytheville, Ophelia VanHorn of Marion AR, Ola Petty of Silver Point TN; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a sister.

            Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel.... Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.

                    

 

Photos from Garden of Memories Cemetery, Sikeston, Scott Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Burley H. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 25 Sept 1915.

            We included the obituaries of his brother James Thomas Alford in Arkansas Obituaries; and his brother Patrick F. Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            On the 1920 census Burley is found in the family of James and Annie (Wicker) Alford at 811 Lilly in Blytheville, Mississippi Co., AR. At that time, he only had a sister named Lela who was born in 1918. She must be the one who predeceased him as she is not named as living in the obituary.

            On James Alford’s WWI Draft Registration Card, he is living in Blytheville, Mississippi Co., AR, born 11 Feb 1893 in Blytheville, with a wife and child.

            James is not found in the Mississippi Co. AR census of 1910, but his brother Hardin (born 1902 and living with James and Annie in 1920) is living with their sister Kate who was married to James Garner in 1906, all in Blytheville in 1910.

            In the 1900 Mississippi Co. AR census, it is seen that these are all children of Pink L. Alford and wife Alice M. _____. Pink L. (born 1866–1869 TN) may be identical to Leroy Alford, son of William Wilson Alford and Aseneth “Cena” Stuckey, who married in Lauderdale Co. TN, June 23, 1854. William was a son of Burtis Alford, who in the 1850 census of Lauderdale Co. TN, said he was born 1782 in GA. He must be the same Burtis who married Mary Boon in Greene Co. GA in 1801 and then Mary Bryant in 1807 in Wilson County, TN.

            His lineage: Burley H. 1915 AR1, James L. 1892 AR2, Pink Leroy? 1866 TN3, William Wilson 1830 TN4, Bertus 1782 GA5.

 

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CARL G. ALFRED

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 13 August 1971

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Retired Frisco employee Carl G. Alfred, 87, of 2123 North Rogers, was dead on arrival at Cox Medical Center at 5:25 p.m. Thursday [August 12] after he was suddenly stricken at his home. Mr. Alfred had worked for the Frisco 50 years before his retirement.

            A native of Arkansas, Mr. Alfred had lived in Springfield more than 60 years. He was a member of High Street Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Inez Carr, of 2747 West Lincoln; a step-son Charles Cowan, address unknown; and six grand-children, 26 great grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Klingner Chapel…. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Cora Irene Jennings Alfred; his second wife, Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Alfred; and his children Belle E. Alfred Dancey and Charles W. Alfred in this compilation.

            Carl, who was born in AR on Sept. 11, 1883, had out-lived two wives and two of his three children. His parents are not known and any help in this search would be appreciated.

 

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CARL GRANVILLE ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Wednesday, 1 December 1999

 

            Alford, Carl G. Major Army Ret.,Mon., Nov. 29, 1999; dear husband of Ellen Virginia Alford (nee Mitchell); dear father of Donna (Frank) Barocela and Sharon (Martin) Bachelier; dear grandfather of Maret, Monique, and Seth Bachelier and Zachary Drier; dear step-grandfather of Alison and Jayne Barocela; our dear father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

            Major Alford was a member of AUSA, TROA, Korean War veteran, VFW Post 2593, American Legion Post 111, Algabil-Freedom Masonic Lodge #636 AF & AM, Scottish Rite, Moolah Temple and NARFE.

            Funeral at the New Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (Butler Hill) Thurs., Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Interment National Cemetery.

            Contributions to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or a charity of your choice appreciated. Visitation Wed. 3-9 p.m.

 

Photo from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby J. Remelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl G. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 11 July 1919, last residence St. Louis, MO.

            Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999, lists the birth of Carl J. Alford on 11 July 1919 in Daviess Co., mother Jewell Bayer.

            In 1920 Carl G. Alford is listed with his parents, Hazel and Jewel Alford, in West Louisville, Daviess Co., KY.

            In 1930 he is Granville Alford, age 10, in St. Louis, MO, eldest child of Hazel and Jewel Alford.

 

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CAROL DIANE ALFORD MATTHEWS CLARK

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 19 September 1976

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Services for Mrs. Carol Diane Clark, 29, of 3012 North East, will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Ralph Thieme Chapel…. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery.

            Mrs. Clark was killed late Thursday [Sept. 16] when a small sports car in which she was riding was crushed by a 2 1/2 ton dairy truck at Kearney and Glenstone here in Springfield.

            Mrs. Clark who was a dental assistant is survived by her husband, Rex; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Alford, 939 North Fairfax; two sisters, Mrs. Paula Scida, Kansas City, and Mrs. Vicky O’Neal, Portland OR; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Wilma York, Camdenton; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Alford, Lebanon, and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Maude Swearingen, Maranatha Manor.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Peggy I. Scott Alford; and her grandparents, Everett “Vert” Alford and Ila Jane Latimer Alford, in this compilation.

            Carol Diane Alford, born Feb. 28, 1947 in Springfield, was the eldest daughter of Dale and Peggy Alford. She was first married to Edwin Louis Matthews in April 1973, but was divorced in 1974. She married Rex Lee Clark in April 1975. They had no children. Her two sisters, Paula Jean (born 1950) and Vicki Lynn (born 1954) are the remaining children of Dale Alford. These are descendants of the Wright County Alfords.

            Her lineage: Carol Diane 1947 MO1, Dale 1922 MO2, Everett 1894 MO3, Jessie H. 1866 MO4, Riley 1832 NC5, William 1803 NC6.

 

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CAROL L. HAKE ALFORD

 

 

ST. JAMES LEADER-JOURNAL

St. James, Phelps Co., MO—18 November 2009

 

ST. JAMES, MO.—Carol L. (Hake) Alford of rural St. James was born to Leland J. Hake and Margaret (Perry) Hake on Sept. 18, 1939 in Turlock, Calif., and went to be with her Lord on Nov. 14, 2009, after 70 years on this earth.

            Private burial was held Monday, Nov. 16 at the Douglas-Morrison Cemetery in rural St. James. A memorial service will be held at Rolla Bible Church, 1801 E. 10th St., Rolla, Mo., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. All friends and family are invited to attend the service and remember her wonderful life.

            In lieu of flowers, any donations may be made to the Douglas-Morrison Cemetery or to Whispering Winds Bible Camp.

 

In another article:

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 19 November 2009

 

            Carol Alford of St. James, MO, was born to Leland and Margaret Hake in Turlock, CA.

            Carol passed away on 11/14/09, at age 70.

            She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Thomas Alford of St James. She is also survived by brothers, Doug Hake, Bob (Vicky) Hake of Denair; sisters Linda Stevenson of Hilmar, and Sandy (Allen) of Worland, Wy. Her 3 sons are Clinton Alford, Ken (Dulce) Alford, Scott (Mary) Alford, 3 grandchildren, Kamron, Kyle and Jalyn Alford all of St James, MO.

            Carol touched many lives as a wife, mother, grandmother, farmer, nursing home administrator, women’s Club leader, 4-H leader, seamstress, and Sunday School teacher.

            A memorial service will be held at Rolla Bible Church Tuesday, 11/24/09, at 2:00pm. www.modbee.com/obituaries

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 Sept 1939, last residence Saint James, Phelps Co., MO.

 

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CECIL G. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 10 December 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

ROGERSVILLE [Webster Co.]—Cecil G. Alford, 84, Rogersville, Mo., died at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, in his home.

            The son of Henry and Ella Alford, he was born near Rogersville, on April 23, 1913. He was a former employee of Chrysler Motor Company in Detroit, Mich., for several years, then returned to Greene County where he farmed and drove a school bus for the Rogersville School District for 20 years.

            He is survived by his devoted wife, Dorothy, to whom he married March 12, 1938; a daughter, Marilyn Lee and her husband, Don, Rogersville; a sister, Reba Bayliff, Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Kent Hacker and his wife, Terry, Marshfield, Sundee Leingang and her husband, John, Rogersville, Darren E. Lee, Kansas City, Mo., and Lori Lee, Rogersville, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren, Lacey Hacker, and Andrew and Kelsay Woodring.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South…. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery....

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife Dorothy Kelsay Alford; parents, James Henry Alford and Ella Young Alford; and siblings Mabel Catherine Alford McMullen, Earl L. Alford, and Kenneth Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Cecil G. 1913 MO1, James Henry 1884 MO2, Milton William 1853 TN3, William Henry Denton 1811 NC4.

 

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CECILE MYRA BROTHERTON HALFORD

 

DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—Monday, 28 October 2002

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

ADVANCE [Stoddard Co.] —Cecil Myra Halford, 84, of Oran, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at her residence.

            Mrs. Halford was a homemaker and a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church.

            She was born Feb. 15, 1918 at Commerce. On Dec. 4, 1936, she married Waymon Halford in New Madrid County. He preceded her in death Oct. 22, 1996.

            Survivors include one son, Norman Halford of Oran; one daughter, Margaret A. Kinder of Oran; one brother, James Brotherton of Kewanee; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

            Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002 at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be at Memorial Park in Sikeston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cecile M. Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Oran, Scott Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her sons Gary Waymon Halford and Norman Dwight Halford in this compilation.

            Her husband, Waymon Halford, was born 19 April 1917 according to the SSDI, and it confirms his death date. Their marriage in AAFA records spells Waymon’s name Hallford and provides Cecile’s maiden name. He was the son of Bunion Alford and Nancy Parker.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Waymon 1917 AR1, Bunion 1895 AR2, John 1858 MO3.

 

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CHARLES ALTON ALFORD

Uncle of Betty Alford Dietz, AAFA #0007

 

DECATUR DAILY

Decatur, AL—Wednesday, 21 November 1951

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

            Final rites for Charlie Alford, 46, Springfield [Greene Co.], Missouri, will be held Thursday at 1 pm at the Mt. Zion church … and interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery….

            Alford, a former Morgan County resident, died Tuesday in Sikeston, Missouri.

            Survivors include his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. “Joe” Alford, Hartselle 3; four sisters, Mrs. W.O. Thompson, Hartselle; Mrs. Walter Oden, Cullman; Mrs. Eula Dunlap, Falkville; and Mrs. Albert Gibson, Birmingham; four brothers, Jessie A., Hartselle; Elmer, Albert, and Leldon Alford, all of Birmingham.

            Pallbearers will be nephews; Arnold Thompson, Edward Thompson, Floyd Thompson, Leon Alford, Howard Alford, and Billy Gibson…..

 

AAFA NOTES: Charles Alton Alford is a son of Alton Calvin and Mary Emma Alford. He was born 28 November 1905 and married Virgie Mayo. Billy Gibson, who was one of his pallbearers, is AAFA #0199.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His lineage: Charles Alton 1905 AL1, Alton Calvin 1869 AL2, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL3, Pleasant N. 1818 AL4.

 

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CHARLES RAY ALFORD, JR.

 

Holman-Howe Funeral Home

Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO—_____ April 2008

 

 

            Charles Ray Alford, Jr., son of Charles Ray and Bonnie King Alford, was born March 18, 1953, in Galveston, Texas. He departed this life Sunday, April 20, 2008, in his home, near Lebanon, Missouri, at the age of fifty-five years, one month, and two days.

His mother and a brother, Joseph Alford, preceded him in death.

            Charles is survived by his companion of sixteen years, Cindy Kennedy, of Lebanon, Missouri; four daughters, Charla Alford, of Des Moines, Iowa, Hannah Haney, and her husband, Scott, of Tunas, Missouri, Dannielle Sien, and her husband, Randy, and Tina Kendall, all of Lebanon, Missouri; a step-son, Jason Hainline, and his wife, Laura, of Des Moines, Iowa; a number of grandchildren; his father and stepmother, Charles and Margot Alford, of Purdon, Texas; four brothers, Robert Alford, and his wife, Susie, of Lebanon, Missouri, Patrick Alford, and his wife, Sarah, of Orange, Texas, Jerry Alford, and his wife, Mary, of Lebanon, Missouri, and Kendall Alford, and his wife, Katie, of Groesbeck, Texas; four sisters, Linda McGowan, of St. Louis, Missouri, Della Kimmel, and Theresa King, and her husband, Donald, all of Lebanon, Missouri, and Amanda Alford, of Purdon, Texas; several nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

            He was born and raised in Galveston, Texas and then served his country faithfully in the United States Army. After his time in the military, he returned to Texas where he worked as a truck driver for his father. He moved to Houston, Texas for a few years, before coming to Missouri where he worked for Prime Trucking in Springfield, Missouri for several years. In the late 1980’s, he was injured at work and became disabled.

            In his spare time he liked being outdoors where his favorite activities were fishing and hunting. He was a very caring person who was always willing to help those in need. His family was very important to him and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

            Charles will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

            Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Lebanon. Burial will be in the Dotson Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 7–8:30 p.m. under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri.

 

Photo from Dotson Cemetery, Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Phillipsburg, Laclede Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Bonnie King Alford; and his brother Joe Lynnderman Alford in this compilation

 

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CHARLES T. ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Monday, 6 November 2006

 

            Alford, Charles T. 81, Thurs., Nov. 2, 2006—Beloved husband of the late Ruth Hanstein Alford (nee Frank); dear father and father-in-law of James (Martha) Alford; dear grandfather of Thomas, Brian, Michael (Carol), Daniel (Shanna), Robert, Anna Marie, and Andrew (Rachel) Alford; dear great-grandfather of Katlynn, Jared, Nicholas, Chandler, Blake and Mason Alford; dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

            Mr. Alford was a retired employee of Prince Gardner.

            Services: Graveside service Monday, November 6, 10 a.m. at St. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Lemay. The family is being served by Baumann Colonial Chapel of Overland.

 

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CHARLES W. ALFRED

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 28 September 1965

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Charles W. Alfred, 59, of 927 West Lombard, died at 1:40 p.m. Monday in Burge-Protestant Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

            Mr. Alfred was a retired supervisor at Holsum Bakery where he had worked for 37 years until he retired in April.

            A member of the Temple Baptist Church, he is survived by his wife, Wauneta, a daughter, Mrs. Eula Love, 2533 Sheridan, his father, C.G. Alfred, Springfield; a sister Mrs. Inez Carr, Springfield, and four grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Klingner Chapel … and burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alfred (SS# issued in MO) was born 15 Oct 1905, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Wauneta Wilford Alfred; his parents, Carl G. Alfred and Cora Irene Jennings Alfred; his step-mother Sarah Elizabeth Armstrong Alfred; and his sister Belle E. Alfred Dancey in this compilation.

            Charles, the only son of Carl G. and Cora Jennings Alfred of Springfield, was born in Arkansas but had lived in Springfield since 1917. He married Wauneta Wilford in Webster County, MO, Feb. 15, 1927. She died in 1994. Their daughter Eula Mae married Walter Love in 1946.

            His ALFRED lineage: Charles W. 1905 AR1, Carl G. 1883 AR2.

 

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CHARLOTTE E. ALFORD MARQUARDT

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Saturday, 31 August 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Charlotte E. Marquardt, 78, midtown Kansas City, died Aug. 29, 1991, at Truman Medical Center. She was born in Atchison, Kan., and moved to Kansas City in 1940. Mrs. Marquardt was a press operator for the Country Club Laundry for 15 years, retiring in 1971. Earlier she worked at the Oak Park Laundry for 10 years.

            Survivors include two daughters, Norma Lee Henthorne, Edwards, Mo., and Rosemary Manning, Olathe; a brother, Paul Alford, Lake Geneva, Wis.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today at Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte E. Marquardt (SS# issued in KS) was born 16 November 1912.

            The family is in Atchison Co., KS, in 1910 and 1920. In 1900, her father’s family is in Jackson Co., KS, and in 1860 in Peoria Co., IL—all enumerated as Alford.

            The family apparently changed the spelling of their name from Alvord to Alford. Her Alvord lineage is from The Burke and Alvord Memorial.

            Her lineage: Charlotte E. 1912 KS1, Albert 1876 IL2, Elmer G. 1849 IL3, Moses 1812 CT4, Moses ALVORD 1783 CT5, Joseph ALVORD 1748 CT6, Jonathan ALVORD 1720 CT7, Jeremiah ALVORD 1692 CT8, Jeremiah ALVORD 1655 CT9, Benedict ALVORD ???? England10.

 

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CLARENCE O. ALFORD

 

DAILY WORLD

Helena, AR—Thursday, 21 October 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Clarence O. Alford, 66, died Oct. 16, 2004 in St. Louis, Mo.

            Born Aug. 26, 1938 to Harvey Lucian Alford and the former Bertha Lee Sharp in Red Bay, Ala., he was a line worker for a canning factory.

            He leaves four brothers, Vertis Alford of West Helena, Curtis Alford of Helena, Therman Alford of Calif. and Roland Alford of Cisbero, Ill.; and a sister, Aubra Dean Terry of Mountain Home.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 21 in the Roller-Citizens Funeral Home chapel.... Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers will be Allen Newsom, Lenny Newsom, Ricky Roberts, Daniel King, Keith Alford and Curtis Alford Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Alford and A.W. Terry Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence O. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Coloma Berrien Co., MI.

 

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CLAUDE HARRISON ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 24 July 1973

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

HARTVILLE—Funeral services for Claude Harrison Alford, 84, of Star Route, Niangua, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Prospect Church…. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery under direction of Bergman-Miller of Hartville.

            Mr. Alford died at 9:45 a.m. Monday [July 23] at Mansfield Rest Home. He is survived by his wife, Georgia; one son, LaVell of Niangua; two daughters, Mrs. Bland Staples of Niangua, and Mrs. John Street of Conway; two brothers, Oreth of Niangua, and Everett of Lebanon; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 20 April 1889.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jessie H. Alford and Hulda Martha Wilkinson Alford; his wife, his children Lavell Ernest Alford and Velma Symantha Alford Street; and his brothers Everett Alford and Oreth “Bid” Alford in this compilation.

            Claude was a son of Jessie Alford and Hulda Wilkinson of the Wright County Alfords. He married Georgia L. Medlock and had Lavell Ernest, Velma S. and Iva Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Claude Harrison 1889 MO1, Jessie H. 1866 MO2, Riley 1832 NC3, William 1803 NC4.

 

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CLAUDE HINES ALFORD, SR.

Father of Claudette Alford Taylor, AAFA #0800

Brother of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

Uncle of Jo Lynn Alford Long, AAFA #0718

 

HERMITAGE INDEX

Bolivar, Polk Co., MO—Tuesday, 2 April 2002

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Claude Hines Alford, Sr., 77, of Flemington [Polk Co.], Missouri, died on March 28, 2003, in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

            He was born on April 26, 1925, in Shaw, Mississippi, to Elbert Robert and Annie Wiggins Alford. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and retired truck driver.

            Survivors include five daughters, Patsy Glaze of Flemington, Claudette Taylor and Jackie Harrison, both of Lake Ozark, Mitze Alford of Mt. Vernon, and Debbie Tower of Springfield; two sons, Claude Alford, Jr. of Springfield, and Kevin Alford of Coolidge, Arizona; 14 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services were held on April 1 in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar.

 

In another article:

 

BUFFALO REFLEX

Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—Tuesday, 2 April 2003

 

            Claude Hines Alford Sr., 77, of Flemington died at 11:20 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2003, in Citizens Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

            He was born April 26, 1925, in Shaw, Miss., the son of Elbert Robert Alford Sr. and Annie Wiggins Alford. He was a retired truck driver and served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps from Nov. 4, 1942, to Oct. 31, 1945, and again from February 1953 to Jan. 4, 1957.

            He served in the Southwest Pacific area and participated in the Treasury Bougaville Operation, the Bismarck Operation, Archipelago Operation and the consolidation of the Northern Solomon Islands. He was honorably discharged after six years, eight months and seven days of service.

            Claude was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Francis Alford Franklin and Mary Alice Morgan; two brothers, Elbert Robert Alford Jr. and John Wiggins Alford; and one infant son.

            Claude is survived by five daughters, Patsy Glaze of Flemington, Claudette Taylor and Jackie Harrison, both of Lake Ozark, Mitze Alford of Mt. Vernon and Debbie Tower of Springfield; two sons, Claude H. Alford Jr. of Springfield and Kevin Alford of Coolidge, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services were Tuesday, April 1, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.... Full military honors were given by the Veterans’ Memorial Team of Springfield. Services were under the direction of the Butler Funeral Home of Bolivar.

 

Photo from Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

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

            See the obituary of his sister Frances Willard Alford Franklin in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            Claude married (1) Dolly Blakemore, divorced, (2) Rose Murphy, divorced. His father, Elbert Robert was born June 26, 1897 in Rounsaville, Greene Co., MS, married Annie Willard Wiggins Dec. 21, 1919 in Shaw, Bolivar Co., MS, and died Mar. 13, 1941 in Oteen, Buncomb Co., NC. Elbert Robert was the son of Ephraim D. Alford b. 1829 in SC and Frances V. Reed.

            His lineage: Claude Hines 1925 MS1, Elbert Robert 1897 MS2, Ephraim D. 1829 SC3.

 

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CLINT WALLAS ALFORD, JR.

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 4 August 1992

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

BUFFALO [Dallas Co.]—Graveside services for Clint Alford Jr., 68, Buffalo, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in New Hope Cemetery, near Buffalo.

            Mr. Alford, a retired carpenter, died Monday morning in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today in Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home.

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clint Alford (SS# issued in IA) was born 2 Feb 1924, last residence Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his grandmother Irene B. “Rena” Cook Alford in this compilation.

            His father signed his name Clint Wallas Alford on his WWI Draft Registration Card.

            Another of the Dallas County family, Clint Alford Jr. was the son of Clint Wallas Alford and Pearl W. Bollinger. It is not known whether Clint Jr. married or had children. Most other times he is mentioned, he was living out of state.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clint Wallas 1924 IA1, Clint Wallas 1895 MO2, Thomas Richard 1858 MO3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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CORA IRENE JENNINGS ALFRED

 

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 4 June 1921

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Cora Alfred, age 36, died Friday morning [June 3] at her home, 800 East Dale Street, following a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, Carl G. Alfred, and three children. Funeral services will be conducted at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, after which burial will be in Green Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Klingner Undertaking Company.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Carl G. Alfred; and her children Belle E. Alfred Dancey and Charles in this compilation.

            This is the first wife of Carl G. Alfred. She was Cora Irene Jennings, born May 6, 1885, in MO, the daughter of John Jennings (born TN) and Matilda Payne (born AR). She died of tuberculosis. The three children mentioned were Charles W. (1906), Inez K. (1908), and Belle E. (1910), all born in AR. This family first appeared in Springfield in the 1917 telephone directory and was also in the 1920 census. They also had an additional child born in Springfield, March 25, 1919. He was not named, was born dead, and is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery (from funeral home records).

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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CRETE MAY HALFORD DOBBS

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Mon, 10 July 1978

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

OZARK—Mrs. Crete M. Dobbs, 78, a former Christian County resident, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in Methodist Medical Hospital, St. Joseph [Buchanan Co.].

            Mrs. Dobbs lived west of Chadwick for many years before moving to Wichita in 1959 after the death of her husband, Don. Mrs. Dobbs, a member of the First Assembly of God in Wichita, moved to St. Joseph in November, 1977.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Doris Ann Karleskint, St. Joseph and Mrs. Mary Frances Riley, Wichita KS; a brother Raymond Halford, Blair NE; six grandchildren and two great-grand­children.

            Arrangements will be announced by Harris of Ozark.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Crete Dobbs (SS# issued in KS) was born 28 Dec 1899, last residence St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO.

            Crete M. Halford was the daughter of Elihu Bufurd “Bird” Halford and Frances Melvina Jackson of the Ozark County family of William Luker Halford and Susan Caroline Walker. On the 1910 census she was ten years old, listed as Creda M. in Ozark Co., MO.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of Crete’s parents and grandparents can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Crete M. 1899 MO1, Elihu Buford 1871 TN2, William Luker 1835 TN3, John 1795 SC4.

 

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CURTIS LEE HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 13 April 1993

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

RICHLAND [Pulaski Co.]—Services for Curtis Lee Halford, 88, Richland will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Amic-Burnett Funeral Chapel, Oran. Burial will be in New Morley Cemetery near Oran.

            Mr. Halford, a retired shoe store owner, died at 10:19 a.m. Sunday in Waynesville Nursing Center.

            Visitation with masonic services will be at 7 p.m. today in Amic-Burnett Funeral Chapel. Local arrangements are under direction of Waynesville Memorial Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Curtis L. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 30 July 1904. From the records of Michael Kruse on Ancestry.com: Curtis is the son of Andrew Wilson Halford and Almira Jane Richardson, born TN. He married Cora Ann Gordon on 17 Dec 1922 in Wayne Co., TN. They had 6 children: Raymond Theodore (died in infancy), Rotha Nell (or Rothnell), twins Leo and Cleo (died in infancy), Betty, and ?

            His lineage: Curtis Lee 1904 ??1, Andrew W. 1877 TN2, Nathaniel Whitfield 1852 TN3, Jesse Franklin 1809 TN4, Jacob4.

 

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CYRUS JAMES ALVORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

DAILY CHRONICLE HERALD

Macon, Macon Co., MO—_____ January 1917

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

From Phyllis E. Mears, Macon County Missouri Obituaries 1904–1920, (Decorah, IA: The Anundsen Publishing Co., n.d.), Book 3, p 271.

 

            Cyrus J. Alvord, 88, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Willey, near Clarence, Mo. 8 January 1917. He had lived in Macon county the greater part of his life and for a number of years was road commissioner of Macon county.

            Survivors include the following children: Mrs. Isaac Fulmer of Mohall, S. Dakota; Mrs. Will Crossing, Arizona; Mrs. T.M. Dougherty, San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Geo. Dutro, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. George Willey, Clarence, Mo.; Mrs. Earnest Snyder, Nara Visa, New Mexico; Mrs. John March, north of Macon; Mrs. W.H. Wreidt of Macon and Frank Alvord of north Macon.

            Interment in Oakwood cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughters Minnie M. Alvord Dutro and Daisy Ruth Alvord Willey in this compilation.

            As posted to Ancestry.com by John W. Fulmer, Cyrus James Alvord married Abigail Johnson. The only child listed by Fulmer is Amelia Alvord, born 1860 in MI, who married Isaac H. Fulmer and had 9 children, all born in MO. AAFA’s MO marriage records list Cyrus James Alvord married Jaley Elizabeth Wingfield on 30 Oct 1875 in Macon Co.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His ALVORD lineage: Cyrus James 1833 NY1, Zelotes 1790 VT2, Phineas 1763 VT3, Phineas 1737 VT4, Thomas 1710 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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DAISY OPAL HOWSER ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 24 November 1989

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

BOLIVAR—Daisy Alford, 81, Bolivar, died at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday [Nov. 21] in Citizen’s Memorial Health Center after a long illness. She was the widow of John Alford. They owned and operated the Pontiac agency in Eldon for 30 years.

            She is survived by a daughter, Kay Summers and her husband, Marvin of Potomac, MD; and two grandsons, Michael and David; a brother, Vernon Howser, Buffalo; three sisters, Earlie Blankenship, and Elsie Erwin, both of Bolivar, and Dorothy Vincent, Springfield.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Montgomery-Viets Chapel, Buffalo…. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

BUFFALO REFLEX

Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—Wednesday, 29 November 1989

Published in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Funeral services for Daisy O. Alford were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 in the Montgomery-Viets Chapel…. Music was by the Viets Family who sang “Morning Has Broken.” Jo Ann Viets also played “The Lord’s Prayer” and “Ava Maria.” Pallbearers were Bill Blankship, C. G. Davies, Kent Erwin, Jim Howser and Charlie Purkle. Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery under direction of the Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo.

            Daisy Opal Alford was born Sept. 29, 1908 at Buffalo, the daughter of Louis and Nellie (Bradley) Howser. She died on Nov. 21, 1989 at Citizens Memorial Health Center in Bolivar at the age of 81 years, one month and 22 days.

            On Sept. 11, 1935, she was united in marriage with John Alford and this union was blessed with one daughter.

            Mrs. Alford lived in Eldon for 30 years where she and her companion owned and operated the Pontiac Agency. He died in 1964. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Eldon.

            She is survived by her daughter, Kay and son-in-law, Marvin Summers of Potomac, Maryland; two grandsons, Michael and David; one brother, Vernon Howser of Buffalo; three sisters, Earlie Blankship and Elsie Erwin of Bolivar and Dorthy Vincent of Springfield.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Underwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Daisy Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Potomac, Montgomery Co., MD.

            See the obituary of her husband, John William Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DAISY RUTH ALVORD WILLEY

 

Source unknown, but probably:

DAILY CHRONICLE HERALD

Macon, Macon Co., MO—_____ January 1923

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

From Phyllis E. Mears, Macon County Missouri Obituaries 1904–1920, (Decorah, IA: The Anundsen Publishing Co., n.d.), Book 4, p 53.

 

            Mrs. George Willey of Clarence, Mo. died at her home 21 January 1923. She is known in Macon as Daisy Alvord being a sister of Frank Alvord and Mrs. Bess Wright [sic—Wreidt] of Macon. Funeral at Christian church.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Cyrus James Alvord; and her sister Minnie M. Alvord Dutro in this compilation.

            AAFA’s MO marriage records list Daisy Ruth Alvord married George Willey on 26 March 1895 in Macon Co., MO.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Daisy Ruth 1877 MO 1, Cyrus James 1833 NY2, Zelotes 1790 VT3, Phineas 1763 VT4, Phineas 1737 VT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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DANIEL SMITH ALVORD

 

From THE HISTORY OF NORTHWEST MISSOURI

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Daniel S. Alvord, who died at his home in Bethany [Harrison Co.], Missouri, October 10, 1900, was the son of a Baptist minister. At the age of twenty he decided to adopt the profession of law and was admitted to the bar in Carthage, Illinois, in 1858. During the war he served in Company E, 146th Illinois Infantry. He came to Missouri in 1865, first locating at Chillicothe, then in Bethany. He was prosecuting attorney from 1867 until 1877. Mr. Alvord was a member of the G.A.R. and I.O.O.F. He was one of the county’s ablest legal practitioners and was an entertaining and public spirited citizen.

 

AAFA NOTES: Daniel Smith Alvord was born Jan. 30, 1835 near Lottsville, Warren Co., PA, son of Samuel Alvord and Ursula Smith Crowl. He married Anna Maria Lloyd Aug. 18, 1861 in Hamilton, Hancock Co., IL. In Missouri he was known as “Judge Alvord.” He was enumerated in censuses of Harrison Co., MO, from 1870–1900. Anna Maria moved to St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO after his death.

            His memorial at Find A Grave is in Miriam Cemetery, Bethany, Harrison Co., MO.

            His ALVORD lineage: Daniel Smith 1835 PA1, Samuel David 1784 MA2, Daniel 1758 MA3, Elisha 1731 MA4, Joseph 1687 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 EN7.

 

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DARRYL LEE ALFORD

 

[Darryl died in CO, where he may have been visiting, but he lived in MO, so we are including his obituary here.]

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 13 July 1994

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Services for Darryl Lee Alford, 36, Springfield, will be at 11 a.m. today in High Point Baptist Church. Burial will follow in High Point Cemetery under direction of Thieme, a Heritage Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a minister, died at 4:42 p.m. Saturday [July 9] in University Hospital, Denver, of a respiratory condition.

 

Photo from High Point Cemetery, Montreal, Camden Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records for Darryl L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) confirm his date of death and list his birth date as 22 Nov 1957, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

 

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DAVID JAMES ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Friday, 20 October 2000

 

            Alford, David James, Wed., Oct. 18, 2000; dear son of Roger Dale and Deborah Alford; dear brother of Amy Renee; dear grandson of Nancy Shuttleworth, Renie Bulliner, Roger Alford Sr. and the late James Shuttleworth.

            Funeral at the New Kutis South County Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. (at Butler Hill), Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. Interment St. Johns Catholic Church Cemetery.

 

Photo from St. Johns Cemetery, High Ridge, Jefferson Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Richard Blunk - richard_blunk@yahoo.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His memorial at Find A Grave lists his birth and death dates as 18 Oct 2000.

 

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DELLA ALFORD WALLS

 

Source unknown

Jefferson Co., MO—_____ May 1992

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

From Farmington Public Library Genealogy – Obituaries, St. Francois Co., MO

 

            Della A. (nee Alford) Walls, 92, Festus [Jefferson Co., MO], died Sunday, May 3, at home. She was born Oct. 17, 1899, in McRae [White Co.], Ark, to Thomas and Lola (nee Robinson) Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by one son, Olas T. Walls, Collinsville, Ill; and grandchildren.

            She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Festus.

            Funeral services were held May 5 at Cady Mortuary Chapel of Crystal City.... Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery in McRae, AR.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Cemetery info gave her birth date as 17 November 1899 and death as 3 May 1992. She is buried on a double stone with Robert L. Walls (12 Apr 1892–3 Apr 1970).

            Her lineage: Della 1889 AR1, Thomas Andrew 1878 AR2, Andrew Jackson 1851 GA3, Thomas Jefferson 1831 GA4, William H. 1811 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DENTON CARL ALFORD

 

Photo from Clary Funeral Homes, Thayer, MO

 

BAXTER BULLETIN

Mountain Home, Baxter Co., AR—Thursday, 23 July 2009

 

THAYER [Oregon Co.], Mo.—A graveside service for Denton Carl Alford, 83, of Thayer will be 1 p.m. Friday at Thayer Cemetery, with Bro. David Honeycutt officiating. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Clary Funeral Home. Mr. Alford passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at his home.

            Denton Carl Alford was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Pocahontas [Randolph Co., AR]. He was united in marriage to Iris Beatty July 2, 1949, who survives. Denton attended the Couch School before leaving to join the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a longtime business owner in the Thayer area, including Stateline and Korner Plaza restaurants.

            Other survivors include one daughter, Deborah Knox and husband Tom of Mountain Home [AR]; two sons, Greg Alford and wife Ginny of Thayer, and Ken Alford and wife Natalie of Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren, Sarah and Cortland Knox, Jessica Carlisle and Jacob, Jordan and Kristopher Alford; two great-grandchildren, Kadin and Peyton Carlisle; one brother, Ralph Alford of Honolulu; and numerous other relatives and friends.

            Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles Alford and Stella Williams Alford, and four sisters, Faye Maynard, Goldie Roy, Sylvia Byrd and Delphia Brewer….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Denton C. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Thayer, Oregon Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his sisters Faye D. Alford Maynard and Patricia Delphia Alford Brewer in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Denton Carl 1925 AR1, Charles A. 1888 MO2, William Owen 1859 TN3, Alexander Dixon 1826 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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DONALD EDMUND ALFORD

Uncle of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ March 1988

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Alford, Donald E., Thurs., March 24, 1988, beloved husband of Lucille Alford (nee Stallings), dear father of Donna Meyer and Deborah Hasty, father-in-law of Richard Meyer, grandfather of Tracie Hasty, brother of Ola Patterson and Violet Rahn, our dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend.

            Funeral from Drehmann-Harral Chapel, 7733 Natural Bridge, 1 p.m. Sat., March 26. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Member of The Heart of The Lake of The Ozarks Post No. 6514 V.F.W....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald E. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 13 Oct 1919, last residence Kaiser, Miller Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Kinchen Warren Alford Sr. and Bertha Beatrice Tucker Alford; and siblings Allen Clay Alford, Kinchen Warren Alford Jr., Ola Pearl Alford Patterson, and Verna Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Listed as Edmund Donald Alford in the family Bible, he was born in St. Louis.

            His lineage: Donald Edmund 1919 MO1, Kinchen Warren 1871 AL2, James Clay 1846 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DONALD STACY ALFORD

 

ST. JOSEPH NEWS-PRESS/GAZETTE

St. Joseph, MO—Thursday, 8 February 1990

Published in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

MARYVILLE [Nodaway Co.], Mo.—Donald Stacy Alford, 84, Maryville, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 1990, at a local hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Cairo [Hall Co.], Neb., and had graduated from Cairo, Neb. High School. He had resided in Maryville the past six years.

            He was a retired farmer and carpenter. Mr. Alford was a member of the Methodist Church in Cairo.

            Mr. Alford married the former Helga R. Pederson on July 1, 1950, in Hiawatha, Kan. She survives him of the home.

            He was preceded in death by a stepson, Gene Reed; three brothers; and a sister.

            Surviving: a son, Donald of Barnard, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Alice Lance of Barnard; a grandchild; five stepgrandchildren; 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Burial, Barnard Cemetery, Barnard, Mo….

 

Photo from Barnard American Legion Cemetery, Barnard, Nodaway Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Nancy Nelson - bloomnelson@yahoo.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald S. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 25 June 1905, last residence Maryville, Nodaway Co., MO.

            From the records of Jan Snyder on Ancestry.com, Donald was the son of Edward Thomas Nathaniel Alford and Ella Frances Scott, who were married 14 Aug 1889 in Peru, NE. They had 5 children. Edward was the son of Charles Luther Alford and Sarah Thorogood, who were married 12 Oct 1859 in Fayette Co., IA. Charles was born 19 Aug 1835 in Berkshire Co., MA, the son of Nathaniel Alford and Marie Waters.

 

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DORIS H. ALVORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—7 March 1998

 

            Doris H. Alvord, 85, Lee’s Summit, MO. passed away March 5, 1998, at John Knox Village Care Center.

            No services. Burial in Mitchellville, IA. (Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home)

 

Photo from Mitchellville Cemetery, Mitchellville, Polk Co., IA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 25 July 1912, last residence Lees Summit, Jackson Co., MO.

            We included the obituaries of her husband’s parents, Harvey Clyde Alvord and Cornelia Ann DeVotie Alvord, in Iowa Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see KingCasadyBartzAlvord Family Tree on Ancestry.com.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Vernon H. 1909 IA1, Harvey Clyde 1879 IA2, William B. 1855 NY3.

 

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DOROTHY FRANCIS ALFORD STEWART

 

CRANE CHRONICLE / STONE COUNTY REPUBLICAN

Crane, Stone Co., MO—Thursday, 30 October 2008

 

            Dorothy Francis Stewart, Crane, MO, daughter of Henry and Augusta (Woodall) Alford was born June 15, 1919 in Richardsville, KY and departed this life October 18, 2008 in Ozark Mountain Regional Healthcare Center [Crane, Stone Co.] at the age of 89.

            Dorothy had lived in the area the past 77 years coming from Ohio and was a Warren County Kentucky native. She was a retired garment factory machine operator.

            Survivors include: niece, Betty Hullett; nephew, James C. Alford; several great-nieces and nephews; dear friends, Martha Allen and Glenda Allen; and a host of other friends.

            Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2008 in Manlove-Stumpff Chapel, Crane with Gary Stumpff officiating. Burial was in Galena Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Steward (SS# issued in MO), last residence Rockfield, Warren Co., KY.

 

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DOROTHY KELSAY ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 12 September 2001

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Dorothy Alford, 87, Springfield, died at 1:07 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, in her home.

            She was born on February 10, 1914 in Mentor [Greene Co.], MO, the daughter of Claude and Elva Gray Kelsay. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Cecil in 1997, and a brother, Claude Kelsay.

            She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Don Lee of Rogersville; four grandchildren, Kent and wife Terry Hacker of Marshfield, Sundee and husband John Leingang of Rogersville, Darren E. Lee of Kansas City, MO, and Lori and husband Randy Cole of Rogersville; four great-grandchildren, Lacey Hacker, Andy and Kelsay and Alexis Leingang; a sister, Clessie Hiers of Springfield; and a brother Richard Kelsay of Michigan.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14 … under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy C. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Rogersville, Webster Co.

            See the obituary of her husband, Cecil G. Alford, in this compilation. They married Mar. 12, 1938.

 

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DOROTHY M. ALFORD SMITH

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Thursday, 17 September 2009

 

            Smith, Dorothy M. (nee Alford ) suddenly Mon., Sept. 14, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Harry G. Smith, dearest mother of William, Hugh, Dorothy, and Patricia, loving grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, dear sister, aunt, and friend.

            Services: Visitation at Kutis Funeral Home, 10151 Gravois, Fri., Sept. 18, 2009 from 4-9 p.m. with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Interment at Essex Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. SMith (SS# issued in AR) was born 30 Jan 1921, last residence St. Louis, MO.

 

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E.C. “CHUCK” ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Hollis W. Alford, AAFA #0196, and Douglas Lee Alford, AAFA #0204

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 23 Oct 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

RICHLAND [Pulaski Co.]—Services for E.C. “Chuck” Alford, Jr., 64, Richland, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Oaklawn Cemetery under direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel.

            Mr. Alford, a retired Air Force chief master sergeant, died Monday morning in his home.

            Masonic services will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home….

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

_____, MO—6 November 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Services for E.C. “Chuck” Alford Jr., 64, of Richland [MO] were at 1 p.m. October 25 at First Baptist Church [of Richland]…. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery. Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            He died Oct. 21 at his home.

            Born April 29, 1927, in Brown County [TX], he attended Brownwood schools. He served in the U.S Air Force from May 1945 until May 1966, when he retired as chief master sergeant.

            He was a leader in the National League of Families of POW and MIA groups. He was founder of the flag show and served in Exhibit Unit, as well as a lifetime member of the National Order of Trench Rats.

            After retirement, he was affiliated with the Army and Air Force Exchange Systems for 20 years. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V. Chapter 51; V.F.W. Post No. 4107; American Legion Post No. 240, where he served as service officer; Masonic Lodge No. 385 A.F. and A.M.; 32nd degree Scottish Rite; and the Ali-O-Zark. He helped establish “Youth Supporting America,” a support group in Lebanon. He was a member of the First Baptist Church [in Richland, MO].

            He was married to Virginia Webb on Oct. 6, 1949.

            Survivors include his wife; one son, E.C. Alford, III of Jefferson, Mo.; three brothers, Hollis Alford of Hemphill [TX], Roy Alford of Gardendale and Douglas Alford of Graham [TX]. Local survivors include one aunt, Naomi Allen.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of E.C. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Virginia L. Webb Alford, in this compilation.

            Chuck was born in Brown County, TX, the son of Elton Clyde Alford and Viola Sawyer. Although he is a “Jr.” and his father’s name was Elton Clyde, the family reports that his name is not Elton Clyde.

            His lineage: E.C. 1927 TX1, Elton Clyde 1894 TX2, Julius Caesar 1864 TX3, Marmaduke 1833 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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EARL L. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 23 June 1983

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Earl L. Alford, 79, Springfield, died at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday [June 22] in Cox Medical Center after a sudden illness.

            A salesman, Mr. Alford was a member of the High Street Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Jessie; a son Paul, Springfield; two brothers, Kenneth, Springfield, and Cecil, Rogersville; and a sister, Mrs. Reba Bayliff, of the state of Arizona.

            Services will be announced by Klingner Mortuary.

 

In another article:

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 29 June 1983

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Double funeral services for Jessie Alford, 76, and Earl Alford, 79, both of Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Klingner Chapel…. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died at 3 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness.

            Mr. Alford died June 22 in Cox Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 4 March 1905 and died _____ June 1983, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jessie Hammond Alford; parents, James Henry Alford and Ella Young Alford; and siblings Mabel Catherine Alford McMullen, Kenneth Ray Alford, and Cecil G. Alford in this compilation.

            Earl married Jessie Hammond on 9 Aug 1924 in Rogersville, MO. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1974. Paul Alford was their only child. It is not known whether he married or had children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Earl L. 1905 MO1, James Henry 1884 MO2, Milton William 1853 TN3, William Henry Denton 1811 NC4.

 

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EDDIE LLOYD ALFRED

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 16 February 1979

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

AVA [Douglas Co.]—Services for Eddie Lloyd Alfred, 26, Ava, will be Saturday in Houston TX. Cremation will follow the services. Mr. Alfred died at 11 p.m. Tuesday when a rifle he was cleaning discharged. Douglas County Coroner Logan Brown said Alfred was killed by a bullet from the rifle, and ruled that the death was accidental.

            Simmons is in charge of local arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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EDWIN F. “PETE” ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Thursday, 31 March 2005

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

            Edwin F. “Pete” Alford, 77, of Arnold, died March 23, 2005, in St. Louis.

            Mr. Alford served in the Navy for 20 years, where he was a federal civil service aeronautical specialist.

            The funeral was Saturday at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home in Arnold. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park in Affton.

            Among the survivors are his wife, Marion D. Alford of Arnold [Jefferson Co., MO]; two daughters, Joyce Burroughs of Cedar Hill and Barbara Klus of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Thomas Alford of Arnold; six sisters: Betty Day of Montevallo, Ala., Ann Martin of Peachtree City, Ga., Susan Callahan of Rex, Ga., Gina Alford of Fayetteville, Ga., Mary Simmons of Titusville, Fla., and Sandy Alford of Lilburn, Ga.; two brothers, Paul Alford of Palmetto, Ga. and Marvin Alford of Newman, Ga.; and seven grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Friday, 25 March 2005

 

            Alford, Edwin F. “Pete”, entered into rest on Wed., March 23, 2005, beloved husband of Marion D. Alford (nee Taylor); loving father of Thomas (Eva) Alford, Joyce (Michael) Burroughs and Barbara (Anthony) Klus; dear grandfather of Brett, Kara, Jennifer, Jared, Taylor, Steven and Anthony; dear brother of Betty (Lawrence) Day, Paul (Sara Ann) Alford, Ann (Robert) Martin, Marvin (Clarisse) Alford, Mary (Terry) Simmons, Susan (Robert) Callahan, Gina Alford, Sandy Alford and the late Michael and Billy Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a U.S. Navy veteran serving 20 years and was an aeronautical specialist at DMAAC for over 20 years.

            Service at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home... on Sat., March 26, 10 a.m. Interment Sunset Memorial Park....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin F. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 27 Sept 1927, last residence Arnold, Jefferson Co., MO>

            An Eddie F. Alford, age 2-7/12 (enumeration date 2 April 1930) b. GA is listed in District 101 of Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA, in the household of William E. Alford, 29 b. GA, and his wife Ester, 20 AL. One other son is Billie J., age 4/12.

 

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EFFIE G. ALFORD YOUNG

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 13 September 1956

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Effie Young, 75, of 929 Mt. Vernon, died at 3:10 a.m. today in Burge Hospital after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Young is survived by three sons, Lester of Tulsa, Raymond of 829 West Elm and Paul of 430 East Locust; three brothers, Henry, George, and Everett Alford of Springfield; and six grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Klingner Chapel…. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doran Reynaud, Dean Pickle, John Kiser, Modean Beaman, Ted Gaunt, and Tom Van Hooser.

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley McIntire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Milton William Alford and Mary Ann Humble Alford; her siblings Everett Alford, James Henry Alford, and George D. Alford; and her grandmother Grazilda Menees Alford in this compilation.

            Effie married Charles Newton Young before 1900. They lived in Christian County, MO, and she may have moved to Springfield after her husband’s death in 1944. Both are buried in Palmetto Cemetery.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Effie G. 1881 MO1, Milton William 1853 TN2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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ELIZABETH MARGARET “LIZZIE” ALFORD LINDSEY

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 22 March 1960

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Lizzie Lindsey, 80, died at her home in Louisburg [Dallas Co.] Monday [March 21].

            She is survived by two daughters, Willa who lived at home and Mrs. Winnie Atchley, Louisburg; a son Charles, Louisburg; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Butler and Mrs. Nette Fowler, Buffalo, and Mrs. Lova Kendall, Ovalo, TX; and two grandsons.

            Services will be held in Louisburg Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Louisburg Cemetery with L.B. Jones of Buffalo in charge.

 

Photo from Louisburg Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Underwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Bessie M. Alford Maddux, Nettie Florence Alford Fowler, and Stella B. Alford Butler in this compilation. (Sister Lova Kendall died in Taylor Co., TX.)

            Elizabeth was born 21 March 1880, the daughter of Charles H. Alford and Frances Leslie of the Dallas County Alfords. She married Daniel Arthur Lindsey 25 Feb 1901 in Dallas Co. Winnie was born 1902, Charles 1905, and Willa in 1910.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth Margaret 1880 MO1, Charles H. 1856 MO2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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ELLA MAY HOLLAND ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Independence, Montgomery Co., KS—Wednesday, 29 Apr 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Ella May Alford, 100, of Kansas City, Mo., a former Independence area resident, died Tuesday [April 28] at Clara Manor Nursing Home in Kansas City, Mo.

            Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Friday [May 1] at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence. Kansas City Funeral Directors of Kansas City, Kan., is in charge of arrangements....

            Mrs. Alford was born on May 22, 1897, in Liberty to Douglas W. and Ida May (Ferguson) Holland. She lived most of her life in Liberty and Independence.

            Prior to her marriage in 1925 to Homer G. Alford, she worked for seven years for Prairie Oil and Gas in Independence. The couple owned and operated Alford’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse in Independence. Mr. Alford preceded her in death.

            Survivors include a daughter, Eloise Weatherford, Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ella M. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

            Her husband, Homer Gillis Alford, was born 27 Aug 1897 in Allen County, KS, son of William Austin Alford and Ida Ella Gillis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Homer Gillis 1897 KS1, William Austin 1868 IN2, Virgil 1844 IN3, William 1820 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 MD8.

 

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ELLA YOUNG ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 18 November 1968

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Alford, 83, 2221 South Holland, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Marsh Chapel, Rogersville…. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Foster’s Nursing Home after an illness of several years. She was a former member of Harmony Baptist Church, west of Rogersville.

            A resident of Springfield the past 10 years, she is survived by three sons, Earl of Detroit, Cecil of Route 1, Rogersville, and Kenneth of Sarcoxie; two daughters, Mrs. Reba Bayliff, Phoenix AZ, and Mrs. Mabel McMullin, Route 2, Rogersville; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Henry Alford; and her children Cecil G. Alford, Earl L. Alford, Kenneth Ray Alford, and Mabel Catherine Alford McMullin in this compilation.

 

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ELLEN VIRGINIA “SHARKIE” SHARP BAIRD HALLFORD

 

Source unknown

Henry Co., MO—_____ November 1997

 

From Henry County Missouri Obituaries

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Ellen Virginia “Sharkie” Hallford died Wednesday, November 19, 1997, at Clinton Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 19 days.

            She was born November 30, 1913, in Deepwater, the daughter of John F. and Alpha Bennett Sharp. She was married to George Baird, who preceded her in death and later married Mirten Powell Hallford, who died August 16, 1976. Mrs. Hallford was a homemaker and had lived in Clinton most of her life. She was very proud of the fact that her great-grandfather, John F. Sharp, donated the land for the Henry County Courthouse. Mrs. Hallford worked many years at the Ben Franklin Dime Store on the Clinton Square and also at several restaurants in town. Her four great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece gave her great pleasure. She was a member of the Christian Church of Clinton.

            Mrs. Hallford is survived by one great-niece, Karen Hosack, West Liberty, Iowa, and one great-nephew, Gary Hosack, Evansville, Indiana. Also preceding her in death were one sister, Thelma Cook; one brother, Perry Sharp, who died at the age of one year; and two nephews, Sidney Hosack and Cartha Hosack. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Englewood Cemetery, Clinton....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ellen V. Hallford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Clinton, Henry Co., MO.

            Her husband’s HALLFORD lineage: Mirten Powell 1900 MO1, Samuel P. 1869 MO2, Jesse R. 1824 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John bef.1748 VA5.

 

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ELMER THOMAS HALFORD

 

DAILY DUNKLIN DEMOCRAT

Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO—Tuesday, 23 July 2002

 

            Elmer Thomas Halford, Sr., 78, of Caruthersville, Mo., died Thursday, July 18, 2002, at Hayti.

            Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Cooter, son of the late Thomas and Bertha Lee Wallace Halford, he was a member of R.S.V.P. and attended the Assembly of God Church.

            In 1942, in New Madrid, Mo., he married Madeline F. Wooten, who preceded him in death on Dec. 30, 1986. He was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

            Survivors include three sons, Bobby Halford and wife, Loretta and Tommy Halford and wife, Cheryl, all of Caruthersville and Clifford Halford and wife, Jewel, of Portageville, Mo.; one daughter, Vickie Thrasher and husband, Gary, of Blytheville, Ark.; one brother, Jack Halford, of Bradenton, Fla.; one sister, Opal Waller, of Hayti; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Taylor officiating.

            Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Steele, Mo. Pallbearers were Steve Watkins, Gary Hayes, Dave Burke, Zach Stevens, A.G. Franks, Jr., Dixie Reed and Robert Russell.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elmer T. Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his son Bobby Jerry Halford; and his sister Goldie Lee Halford Knupp Blackburn in this compilation.

 

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ENID E. SCHEPPEL ALFRED

 

Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel

St. Charles, St. Charles Co., MO—_____ July 2009

 

Enid E. Alfred

 

Birthplace: Mt. Vernon, IL

Resided in: Florissant, MO

Memorial Service: Monday, Jul. 6, 2009

 

            Alfred, Enid, of Florissant, Missouri, died on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at the age of 61. Dear wife of Wilbur E. Alfred, loving daughter of the late Harvey and Mary Scheppel, loving father of Denise (David) Hill; cherished grandmother of Kaitlyn and Scott Thurmon, and Lorelei and Alexis Hill.

            She was a member of the Sugarettes Baton Corps, North County Relay for Life, St. Charles Moose #1513, Women of the Moose, Florissant Masonic Lodge 668 Supporter, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Auxiliary.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary or her husband, Wilbur E. “Skip” Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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ERVIN LESTER HALFORD

 

Holman-Howe Funeral Home

Mansfield, Wright Co., MO—_____ February 2010

 

 

            Ervin L. Halford, son of Reverend Thomas and Martha Coy Halford, was born February 26, 1918, in Brushy Knob, Missouri. He departed this life February 21, 2010, in Glenwood Nursing Home, Seymour, Missouri, at the age of ninety-one years, eleven months and twenty-one days.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Halford, on July 23, 1992. His father, Reverend Thomas, and mother, Martha Halford; two sisters, Thelma Halford and Edna Maddex; two brothers, Paul Halford and Vernie Halford.

            He is survived by one sister, Eula Sears, of Wichita, Kansas.

            On September 7, 1942, he was united in marriage to Pauline Rhoades at Norwood, Missouri, and to this union are one son, Boyd Halford, and wife, Connie, of Greentop, Missouri, one daughter, Judy Halford Bradshaw, and husband, Bill, of Norwood, Missouri.

            Three step-grandsons, Troy Pinkerton, and wife, Wendy, Christopher Pinkerton, and wife, Jodi, and James Pinkerton, all of Kirksville, Missouri; two grandsons, Doug Bradshaw of Norwood, Missouri, and Steve Bradshaw of Norwood, Missouri; one granddaughter, Christy Bradshaw Black and husband, Travis, of Mansfield, Missouri; one great-grandson, Jon Bradshaw, one step-great-grandson, Carter Pinkerton, four great-granddaughters, Adale Bradshaw, Ellie Bradshaw, Kadie Black and Addison Black; two step-great-granddaughters Riley Pinkerton and Caitlin Pinkerton.

            Ervin served his country proudly as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He served from September 1942 to December 13, 1945. He received his training in Anti-Aircraft Heavy Artillery at Fort Bliss, Texas. While there, and after receiving his training, he trained other new recruits. His division was sent to the 75th Infantry Division at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky. He was assigned to the 291st Infantry regiment and was sent to England, to the English Channel and to France. They went to combat in The Battle of the Belgium Bulge, and this included: The Battle of The Ardennes, December 23, 1944; The Battle of The Colmar Pocket, January 30, 1945; and the Battle of The Ruhr, March 31, 1945.

            After the war, he came back home and began farming and also spent a short time working for Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas, and Seattle, Washington.

            Ervin was saved at the age of fifty and attended the Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain Grove as long as he was able.

            Ervin was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and accomplishments and will treasure the wonderful memories he has created for his family and many dear friends.

            Services will be held at 10:00 a.m.Tuesday February 23, 2010 in the Holman-Howe Funeral Home Mansfield. Burial will be in the Oak Forrest Cemetery. Visitation is Monday evening 7-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home Mansfield, Missouri.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ervin L. Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Norwood, Wright Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pauline Maxine Rhoades Halford; his parents, Thomas Chandler Halford and Martha Sarah Coy Halford; and his siblings Thelma Halford, Vernie Halford, and Paul Halford in this compilation.

            Ervin Lester Halford married Pauline Maxine Rhoades on 5 Sept 1943 in Douglas Co., MO. He was the son of Rev. Thomas Chandler Halford and Martha Sarah Coy.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife Susan, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page.

            His HALFORD lineage: Ervin Lester 1918 MO1, Thomas Chandler 1893 MO2, John Thomas 1857 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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ETHEL “LEODA” WELCH TWITTY HALFORD

 

QUAD-CITY TIMES

Davenport, Scott Co., IA—Wednesday, 12 January 2000

 

DAVENPORT—Services for Ethel “Leoda” Halford, 75, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at The Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

            Visitation is 4-7 p.m. today at the mortuary.

            Mrs. Halford died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, in Pleasant Hills, Mo.

            Ethel Welch was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Ava, Mo. She married Merle Halford in 1962 in Galena, Ill.

            She was employed as a nurse’s aid in the healthcare industry until her retirement.

            Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

            Survivors include her husband; a son, John Twitty, Independence; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Schwab, Pleasant Hills; and a brother, Virgil Welch, Ava.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Ray Twitty, on Dec. 28, 1999.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leoda E. Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Independence, Jackson Co., MO.

 

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ETHEL M. ANDERSON PENNINGTON HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 1 August 1961

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Mrs. Ethel M. Halford, 65, died at her home in Norwood Monday afternoon [July 31]. She had lived in Norwood since moving there from Mansfield seven years ago.

            Survivors include her husband Archie; a son Kenneth Pennington, Seymour, a daughter Mrs. Hollace Oxley, Mountain Grove; two brothers John and Jack Anderson both of Dewey OK; a sister Mrs. Lula Gray, Mountain Grove; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Clinkingbeard Chapel at Ava…. Burial will be in the Seymour Masonic Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Archibald Millard Halford, in this compilation.

            Ethel was Archie’s second wife. She had been previously married to _____ Pennington. She and Archie Halford had no children.

 

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EVELYN CAMPBELL ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 22 October 1996

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Evelyn Alford, 83, Springfield, MO, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 1996, in West Park Manor.

            Mrs. Alford, an elementary school teacher, was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Galena, KS, the daughter of William and Evalee German Campbell. She was united in marriage to Owen B. Alford, Dec. 23, 1939, in Baxter Springs, KS.

            She was a longtime member of College Street Baptist Church and was a church pianist for many years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers; and her husband.

            She is survived by two nephews, Bill Campbell and his wife, Oleta, Monett, MO, and Phillip Campbell, Memphis, TN; a niece, Jean Speck, N. Minneapolis, MN; special friends, Margaret and B.J. Stockstill, Ash Grove, MO; and several great-nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1996, in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee, a Heritage Funeral Home at Rivermonte. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituary of Evelyn’s husband, Owen B. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN JOPLIN ALVORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 22 April 1987

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Graveside services for Evelyn Joplin Alvord, 58, Kansas City, formerly of Springfield, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Mount Comfort Cemetery north of Springfield. Burial is under the direction of Earp and Sons Mortuary, Kansas City.

            Mrs. Alvord, a bartender, died at 3 a.m. Sunday in University Hospital, Kansas City, after a short illness.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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EVERETT ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 15 February 1973

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Everett Alford, 78, of 2248 North Rogers, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Hospital after a short illness. He was a retired Greene County Road Department employee.

            Survivors include is wife, Verna; a daughter Mrs. Margaret Stoddard, Wichita; and three grandchildren.

            Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Chapel of the Ozarks with burial at White Oak Cemetery, northeast of Rogersville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 19 Sept 1894.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Verna L. Delzell Alford; his parents, Milton William Alford and Mary Ann Humble Alford; his siblings George D. Alford, James Henry Alford, and Effie G. Alford Young; and his grandmother Grazilda Menees Alford in this compilation.

            Everett was the youngest son of Milton William Alford and Mary Ann Humble of the Greene County Alfords. He married Verna Delzell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Everett 1894 MO1, Milton William 1853 TN2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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EVERETT “VERT” ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 23 May 1984

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

LEBANON [Laclede Co.]—Services for Everett Alford, 89, Lebanon, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Palmer-Pickering Chapel…. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died of natural causes at 7:30 p.m. Monday [May 21] in Cox Medical Center, Springfield.

            Survivors include his wife, Ila; a son, Dale, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Lena York, state of Washington; a brother Bid, Grovespring; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 17 Sept 1894 and died _____ May 1984, last residence Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ila Jane Latimer Alford; his parents, Jessie H. Alford and Hulda Martha Wilkinson Alford; his daughter-in-law Peggy I. Scott Alford; and his brothers Claude Harrison Alford and Oreth “Bid” Alford in this compilation.

            Everett married Ila Jane Latimer, 5 Feb 1919 in Wright Co., MO. They had a couple of sons who died young and two children who survived to adulthood, Dale and Lena.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Everett 1894 MO1, Jessie H. 1866 MO2, Riley 1832 NC3, William 1803 NC4.

 

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FAE ANDERSON HALFORD

 

[Although she died in OK, we are also including her obituary herebecause of her close ties to MO.]

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 23 February 2007

 

            Fae Halford, age 95, of Tulsa, Okla., formerly of Chadwick [Christian Co., MO], passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007. She was born July 15, 1911, the daughter of Alvin George and Della (Love) Anderson. She was a member of the Chadwick Union Christian Church.

            Survivors include: her daughter, Betty Mitchell and husband, Jay, Tulsa, Okla.; her son, Robert Halford and wife, Collette, Chippewa Falls, Wisc.; and four grandchildren, Justin Mitchell, Rebecca Mitchell, Alexa Halford and Karl Halford. She was preceded in death by her parents.

            A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark [Christian Co., MO]. Burial will follow in Chadwick Cemetery....

 

In another article:

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Thursday, 22 February 2007

 

            Halford, Fae, 95, teacher, died Tuesday. Visitation 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and service 2 p.m. Friday, both at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, Mo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fae Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 15 July 1911, last residence Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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FAYE DWONDA ALFORD MAYNARD

 

SOUTH MISSOURIAN NEWS

Thayer, Oregon Co., MO—Thursday, 23 January 2003

 

            Faye Maynard, 90, of Thayer, daughter of the late Charles and Stella Williams Alford, was born Sept. 12, 1912, at Myrtle [Oregon Co.], Mo. and departed this life in her home Jan. 7, 2003.

            She was a member of the Thayer Church of Christ. On Feb. 1, 1931, she was married to Lloyd Maynard at Lapanto, Ark., and to this union three sons were born. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 1983.

            Survivors include three sons—Wayne Maynard of Sullivan, Ill., Blaine Maynard of West Memphis, Ark., and Joe Maynard of Fort Worth, Texas; two brothers—Denton Alford of Thayer, and Ralph Alford of Springfield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her father and mother, her husband; three sisters—Goldie Roy, Sylvia Byrd and Delphia Brewer.

            Graveside services were Jan. 9 in the Cotton Creek Cemetery.... Interment was in the Cotton Creek Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carr Montgomery Funeral Home of Thayer, Mo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye D. Maynard (SS# issued in AR), last residence Thayer, Oregon Co., MO. Her gravestone says she died 6 January 2003.

            See the obituary of her siblings Patricia Delphia Alford Brewer and Denton Carl Alford in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial says that another newspaper, the West Plains Daily Quill, 9 Jan 2003, lists her birth place as Pocahontas, AR, which is where her brother was born.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Faye Dwonda 1912 AR/MO1, Charles A. 1888 MO2, William Owen 1859 TN3, Alexander Dixon 1826 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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FLORENCE M. BEATIE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 11 February 1967

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

ROGERSVILLE [Webster Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Florence M. Alford, 88, lifelong resident of Route 3, Rogersville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh Chapel here…. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery, northwest of Rogersville.

            Mrs. Alford, a member of Rogersville Methodist Church, died in Burge-Protestant Hospital, Springfield, after an illness of six months.

            Surviving are a son, Russell Beatie, Route 3, Rogersville; a daughter, Mrs. Jennie Boyd, Route 3, Rogersville; a sister, Miss Ethel Beatie, 839 Kings, Springfield; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 5 Sept 1878 and died _____ Feb 1967, last residence Rogersville, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her ex-husband, George Monroe Alford; and her daughter Jennie Alford Boyd in this compilation.

            Russell was a son born before their marriage so is probably not related to George. Grandchildren, etc. mentioned in this obituary were descendants of Russell. Jennie was George’s daughter even though she is not mentioned in his obituary. Any children she had did not survive to adulthood.

 

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FLOYD RAY ALFORD

 

SOUTH MISSOURIAN NEWS

Thayer, Oregon Co., MO—Friday, 19 July 2002

 

            Floyd Ray Alford, 88, son of the late William Frank Alford and Lila Rogers Alford, was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Oregon County, Mo., and died June 28, 2002, in West Plains, Mo. He was married July 3, 1937, in Oregon County to Mae Underwood. He was a farmer and attended Cane Hill Church and Sunday School for many years.

            Survivors include his wife, Mae of the home in Thayer, Mo.; one son, Don Alford of Thayer; four daughters, Judy Barton of Clarksville, Tenn., Mary Kay Oakes of Thayer, Ann Burk of Brookline, Mo., and Betty Grooms of Alton, Mo.; two brothers, Haston Alford of Malin, Oregon, and Alford Alford of Alton; five sisters, Vera Greathouse of Kansas City, Mo., Walta Miller of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Sylvia Phillips of Blue Springs, Mo., Lela Riggs of Kansas City, Mo., and Helen Buckner of Virginia Beach, Va.; twelve grandchildren, Carla, Michael, Edwin, Cheryl, Randal, Erin, Robyn, Russ, Jason, Kari, Kristi, and Kevin; ten great-grandchildren, Bradley, Alexandria, Molly, Casey, Samantha, Rhiannon, Austin, Dylan, Haily and Heather; and 58 nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Owen Alford; three sisters, Nellie Phelps, Opal Bennett and Dorothy Robinson; and one infant brother.

            Services were Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.... Burial was in the Davis Cemetery at Thayer with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., of Thayer.

            Pallbearers were Michael Barton, Kevin Grooms, Randal Oakes, Jason Shepherd, Edwin Barton, Leland Janes. Honorary pallbearers were Carla Aaron, Erin Janes, Cheryl Oakes, Kari Bowers, Robyn Massey, and Kristi Wade.

 

Photo from Davis Cemetery, Thayer, Oregon Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Oakes Finley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd R. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Thayer, Oregon Co., MO.

 

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FRANCES ALFORD JACKSON

 

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS

Saline Co., Saline Co., MO —Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Frances Alford Jackson, 100, of Sweet Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at Lutheran Nursing Home in Concordia.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Sweet Springs Presbyterian Church.... Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Sweet Springs....

            Born Oct. 13, 1903, in Perry, she was the daughter of the late Fielding and Mallie Cowden Alford. She married C.A. Jackson, who preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Perry High School, William Woods College and the 1925 class of University of Missouri. She was retired from the public school system.

            Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hagan of Sweet Springs and Catherine Schewe of Glasgow; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

In another article with very similar information, the grandchildren were named:

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Wednesday, 4 February 2004

 

.... Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Hagan of Sweet Springs, MO, and Catherine Schewe of Glasgow, MO; three grandchildren, John Hagan of Denver, CO, Steve Schewe of Eden Prairie, MN, and Lisa Schewe of Overland Park, KS; and five greatgrandchildren. (Arr. Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, 660-335-4222)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances Jackson (SS# issued in MO), last residence Sweet Springs, Saline Co., MO.

            Her lineage: Frances 1903 MO1, Fielding 1855 MO2, Thompson T. 1828 KY3, Payton 1785 VA4, Jacob 1757 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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FRANCES ANN FINLEY SMITH SIMS ALFORD

 

SOUTH MISSOURIAN NEWS

Thayer, Oregon Co., MO—Thursday, 25 August 2005

 

[A similar article was published Saturday, 13 August 2005 in The Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, AR.]

 

            Francis “Fran” Ann Alford, 58, of Centrailia [Boone Co.], Mo., formerly of Thayer was born June 9, 1947, in Jonesboro [Craighead Co.], Ark. and died Aug. 10, 2005 in Centrailia, Mo. She was the daughter of Vernon Cecil Finley Sr. and Helen Virginia McCabe Williams.

            She was a dispatcher and court clerk for the Police Department for the city of Centrailia and was a member of the Missouri State Court Clerk Association. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Mammoth Spring.

            She was united in marriage to Henry Lee Smith. She was later united in marriage to Danny Lee Sims and Paul Alford.

            Survivors include five children, Vanessa McKenzie and husband Julius of Knob Noster, Mo., Danny “Scooter” Sims and wife, Katheryn of Paragould, Ark., Derrick Sims of Springfield, Mo., Sandy Brewer of Thayer, Mo., and Charles J. Stankiewiez of Centrailia, Mo; her fiance, Danny Cato of the home in Centrailia, seven grandchildren, Gavin, Greg, Zach, Michael, Dena, Alyson and Nicole; her father Vernon C. Finey Sr. of Deer Park, Texas; her mother, Helen Williams of Bono, Ark.; one brother, Vernon C. Finley Jr. of Mammoth Spring; two sisters, Verna M. Pace and husband, Jim of Marmaduke and Darlene Rogers and fiance, George Manes of Marmaduke, several nieces and nephews; and many friends both in Thayer and Centrailia.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry Lee Smith, Danny Lee Sims, and Paul Alford; and one great nephew, Michael Aaron Finley.

            Funeral services were Aug. 13 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.... Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.

 

Photo from Thayer Cemetery, Thayer, Oregon Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Oakes Finley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            This obituary consistently spells Centralia incorrectly as Centrailia.

 

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FRANCES WILLARD ALFORD FRANKLIN

AAFA #0799

 

THE BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Bolivar Co., MS—Monday, 20 October 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999, “In Remembrance”

 

            Frances Willard Franklin, 69, a native of Shaw (Miss.) died Friday, October 17, 1997, at St. John’s Regional Care Center in Springfield, Mo.

            Funeral services were at 2 p.m. today at the Cantlon Funeral Chapel.... Burial followed in Mt. Olive Cemetery under the direction of Cantlon Funeral Home of Buffalo.

            Franklin, daughter of the late Elbert Robert and Annie Willard (Wiggins) Alford, was born on Dec. 19, 1927, in Shaw. She was a graduate of Shaw High School and was married to Charles Bruce Franklin, Sr. on June 8, 1951, in Gulfport. She spent her married years in Pascagoula, moving to Springfield, Mo., after the death of her husband in 1985. She worked as a nanny for several years.

            She was a member of Eastern Gate Baptist Church in Springfield. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elbert, and a sister, Mary Alice Morgan.

            She is survived by two sons, Bruce Franklin, Jr. of Warrensburg, Mo., and Blair Franklin of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter, Brenda Sue Johnson of Pascagoula; two brothers, Claude Hines Alford, Sr., of Bolivar, Mo., and John Wiggins Alford of La Mesa, Calif., and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were: Bruce Franklin, Jr., Brian Burroughs, Chris Pratt, Blair Franklin, Dennis Taylor, Johnny Johnson and David Tower.

 

Photo from Mount Olive Cemetery, Olive, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances A. Franklin (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituary of her brother Claude Hines Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            Her father, Elbert Robert Alford, was born June 26, 1897 in Rounsaville, Greene Co., MS, married Annie Willard Wiggins Dec. 21, 1919 in Shaw, Bolivar Co., MS, and died Mar. 13, 1941 in Oteen, Buncomb Co., NC. Elbert Robert was the son of Ephraim D. Alford b. 1829 in SC and Frances V. Reed.

            Her lineage: Frances Willard 1927 MS1, Elbert Robert 1897 MS2, Ephraim D. 1829 SC3.

 

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FRANCIS WILLIAM HALLFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 3 October 1972

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

OSCEOLA—Funeral services for Francis W. Hallford, 62, of Route 1, Flemington [Polk Co.], will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Goodrich Chapel here. Burial will be in Pleasant Springs Cemetery.

            Mr. Hallford died at 2:15 p.m. Monday [October 2] at Sac-Osage Hospital here after a long illness. He lived 20 years in the state of California before moving to Flemington three years ago.

            Survivors include his wife, Rachel; one son, Delmas, of Kansas City; and three brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Francis Hallford (SS# issued in MO) was born 6 Aug 1910 and died _____ Oct 1972, last residence Flemington, Polk Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his brother Sammie Everett Hallford in this compilation.

            This is William F. Hallford in the 1920 census who was born 1910 in St. Clair Co. MO, to William Jesse and Della Hallford.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Francis William 1910 MO1, William Jesse 1873 MO2, Francis Marion 1830 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John bef.1748 VA5.

 

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FRANK HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 9 December 1924

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

Ozark County Man Dies of Injuries Received in Wreck

 

            Frank Halford, 35 years old, a farmer of Udall, Ozark County, was fatally injured yesterday when a Buick touring car used for carrying mail between West Plains and Gainesville turned over a few miles east of the North Fork bridge, twenty-five miles east of West Plains.

            Sam Dean of Udall also was a passenger in the car, but sustained only slight injuries.

            Halford and Dean got in the car at Uptonville at the river to ride to Gainesville. The Buick is used to carry extra mail and also to carry passengers. When the Gainesville mail left West Plains yesterday, both the large mail truck and the Buick car were heavily loaded with mail bags, and Halford and Dean were in the front seat with the driver, Jim Stephens when the accident occurred. Stephens, who is the son of Lyman Stephens, the mail carrier, was uninjured.

            When young Stephens attempted to pass another car on the road something went wrong with the steering gear of his car and the car headed for the ditch. In his efforts to keep from going into the ditch the driver turned the car over.

            Halford’s skull was crushed, and he died an hour or so later, after he had been taken to Gainesville. Stephens was not injured.

            Halford was known to many persons in West Plains, especially among the local anglers, for whom he had acted as boatman many times when they were camping and fishing on the river near Uptonville.

 

AAFA NOTES: He was the son of David Edward Halford and Mary Bean. He married Lilly Kesner about 1919 in Ozark Co., MO.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His HALFORD lineage: Frank 1891 MO1, David Edward 1863 MO2, Sirrel 1821 TN3.

 

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FRANK H. HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 17 December 1999

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

WEST PLAINS [Howell Co.]—Mr. Frank Halford, West Plains, died at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday [Dec 15] in Ozarks Medical Center.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Robertson-Drago Funeral Home with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank H. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 11 Jan 1925, last residence West Plains, Howell Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his cousins Onard Lee Halford and James David Halford in this compilation.

            Frank was the son of Frank Halford and Lily Kesner. His father died before he was born.

            His HALFORD lineage: Frank 1925 MO1, Frank 1891 MO2, David Edward 1864 MO3, Sirrel 1821 TN4.

 

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GARY WAYMON HALFORD

 

SIKESTON HERALD

Sikeston, Scott Co., MO—Thursday, 29 May 1952

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

            Gary Waymon Halford, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Waymon Halford of Bell City, died at the Delta Community Hospital early Tuesday morning.

            Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Halford, he leaves a sister, Margaret Ann and a brother, Norman Dwight Halford, both of the home. Also his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Halford of New Madrid, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Clara Brotherton of Kewanee.

            Funeral services will be held at the Sikeston Methodist Church at 2 o’clock Thursday.... Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery with Welsh Service.

            The body will be at the Welsh Funeral Home until time for the services.

 

Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Sikeston, Scott Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Cecile Myra Brotherton Halford; and his brother Norman Dwight Halford in this compilation.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His HALFORD lineage: Gary Waymon 1949 MO1, Waymon 1917 AR2, Bunion 1895 AR3, John 1858 MO4.

 

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GENE HALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Tuesday, 15 April 2008

 

            Halford, Gene, Sun., April 13, 2008—Beloved husband of the late Addie L. Halford; dear father of Barbara J. Benda and Sheila (Stan) Youngblood; dear brother of Hayward and the late James Halford; dear grandfather of Stewart, Abby, Samuel and Spencer Youngblood; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, greatuncle and friend.

            Gene was born on a farm in the rolling Ozark Hills in Udall, MO, 1 of 3 brothers. He was a graduate of Bankers Field High School & served in England during WW II in an Army hospital. After the war, he married Addie Lee Smith and moved to St. Louis, working at Wagner Electric for 34 yrs. His daughters, Barbara & Sheila grew up in Overland. Gene was a faithful member of Hanley Hills & Fee Fee Baptist Churches. He loved to sing Frank Sinatra tunes around the house. His elephant memory for dates, numbers & events was legendary. Gene loved sunshine, baseball & golf (playing & watching). A positive can-do person, he was never a complainer no matter life’s plan. He will be missed by all who loved & knew him.

            Services: Visitation at Collier’s Funeral Home, 3400 N. Lindbergh Blvd. (Bridgeton). Wed. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Services Thurs., April 17, 11:00 a.m. at Fee Fee Baptist Church, 11330 St. Charles Rock Rd. (Bridgeton 63044). Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gene Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 19 Sept 1924, last residence Florissant, St. Louis Co., MO.

 

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GENEVIEVE F. HALFORD MEYERS

 

[A similar article was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday, 7 March 2006.]

 

Baumann Colonial Chapel

www. baumannchapel.com

Overland, MO—_____ March 2006

 

 

            Genevieve F. Meyers (nee Halford), age 86 of Overland, MO, died on Saturday, March 4, 2006 in Bridgeton, MO.

            She was the beloved wife of the late Harry W. Meyers; dear mother of Barbara (Larry) Johnson, Nancy Ferebee, William, and Thomas (Nancy) Meyers; dear grandmother of 8 and great-grandmother of 7; dear sister of Marie Chartau, Maxine Bird, Douglas, and the late Waymon and Paul Halford; dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.

            Funeral service on Wednesday, March 8, 10 a.m. at Westside General Baptist Church, 3545 Wismer, Saint Ann, MO 63074. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Saint Louis, MO. Visitation on Tuesday, 2 to 9 p.m. at Baumann Colonial Chapel, 2504 Woodson Road, Overland, MO....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Genevieve F. Meyers (SS# issued in MO) was born 19 Feb 1920, last residence not listed.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Genevieve F. 1920 AR1, Bunion 1895 AR2, John 1858 MO3.

 

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GEORGE A. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Friday, 10 June 1994

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995 and Summer 1998

 

            George Alford, 54, central Kansas City [Jackson Co.], died June 5, 1994, at Truman Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eley & Sons Chapel; burial in Israelite Cemetery, Ringgold [Bienville Parish], La....

            Mr. Alford was born in Ringgold, where he lived until he moved to this area 30 years ago. He formerly was a truck driver for Remco in Kansas City. He was a deacon and choir member at the St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Gracie Rivers Alford of the home; a son, Willie Alford, and four daughters, Katherine Alford, Eddie Alford, Sylvia Alford and Edna Alford, all of Kansas City; a stepson, Lewis Rivers, Killeen, Texas; his parents, Willie Mae and C.D. Alford of Ringgold; five brothers, Thomas Alford, Alonzo Alford and Mathew Alford of Ringgold and William Reed Alford and Martin Alford of Houston; a sister, Mittie McCoy, Houston; 28 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 18 July 1939, last residence Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

 

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GEORGE D. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 4 July 1961

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            George D. Alford of 1158 East Loren, a retired Frisco clerk, died at 8:30 p.m. yesterday [Jul. 3] in St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient since June 24.

            A lifelong resident of Springfield, Mr. Alford was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.

            He is survived by his wife Laura, and one brother, Everett Alford, 2248 North Rogers.

            Services will be in the Klingner Chapel…. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Laura M. Haggard Alford; his parents, Milton William Alford and Mary Ann Humble Alford; his siblings Everett Alford, James Henry Alford, and Effie G. Alford Young; and his grandmother Grazilda Menees Alford in this compilation.

            George married Laura Haggard on Feb. 28, 1914, and they had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George D. MO1, Milton William 1853 TN2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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GEORGE MONROE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 2 November 1964

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            George M. Alford, 96, died Sunday [November 1] at his home at 1336 South Fort. A native of Greene County, he was a retired farmer and school teacher.

            A nephew survives.

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Chapel of the Ozarks…. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery, near Rogersville.

 

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 27 May 1868 and died _____ Nov 1964, last residence MO.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Grazilda Menees Alford; his daughter Jennie Alford Boyd; his ex-wife Florence M. Beatie Alford; and his brothers Oliver C. Alford, Milton William Alford, and John Allen Alford in this compilation.

            George Monroe Alford was the youngest son of William D. and Grazilda Menees Alford of the Greene County family. He married Florence Beatie in 1901 and they had a daughter Jennie (1902). George and Florence divorced in 1931. Jennie was still alive at the time of her father’s death but was not mentioned here. Jennie and her husband are buried near her mother so perhaps she was no longer close to her father after the divorce. Neither Florence nor George remarried.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George Monroe 1868 MO1, William Henry Denton 1811 NC2.

 

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GEORGE WALTER HOLFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 2 December 1989

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

ROGERSVILLE [Webster Co.]—George Walter Holford, 66, Rogersville, died at 5:13 p.m. Thursday [Nov 30] in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a long illness.

            He was born Aug. 19, 1923 in Doniphan, Mo., to George W. Holford and Sara Opal Guilliams. He was a retired truck driver with Roadway Express and a member of Center Point Church of Christ, Rogersville. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, of the home; two sons, George Wayne Holford and Walter Duane Holford, both of Rogersville; a brother, Jerry E. Halford, St. Louis; a sister-in-law, Meda Holford, DuQuoin, Ill.; four nephews, Brad, Victor and Gary Holford, DuQuoin, Ill., and Dennis Holford, Jefferson City and a niece, Sara Mathis, Doniphan. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo and William J. Holford.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Chapel.... The body will be cremated following services....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of George W. Holford (SS# issued in MO) but list his birth date as 18 Aug 1923, last residence Rogersville, Webster Co., MO.

            He is enumerated in Sherley Township, Ripley Co., MO in 1930. In addition to the parents and George W. the family also included sons Marvin L. and Billie Jo. The census shows George Walter born in Arkansas and his father born in Ohio. George and Opal were married about 1923.

 

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GEORGIA L. MEDLOCK ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 28 January 1988

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

NIANGUA [Webster Co.]—Services for Georgia L. Alford, 92, Niangua, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Prospect Baptist Church, north of Grovespring. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, Hartville.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday [January 27] in Northside Nursing Home, Springfield….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 July 1895, last residence Niangua, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Claude Harrison Alford; and her children Lavell Ernest Alford and Velma Symantha Alford Street in this compilation.

            This is Georgia Medlock Alford, widow of Claude Harrison Alford of the Wright County family. Their three children are Lavell (still living), Velma Street (died 1986) and Iva Staples (possibly still living but whereabouts unknown).

 

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GEORGIA MAXINE BATTERSON HALLFORD

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Clinton, Henry Co., MO—Wednesday, 20 October 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Georgia Maxine Batterson Hallford, of Rockville [Bates Co.], was born November 4, 1917, near Osceola, in St. Clair County, the daughter of David and Mary Florence Batterson, and died Monday, October 18, 2004, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs, at the age of 86 years.

            On November 12, 1936, she married Harman Hallford and they resided in the Tiffin community for about three years. Toward the later part of World War II she worked at the Lake city Ordnance Plant near Independence.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother Jim; sisters, Ruth, Nell, Mary and Essie. Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Harman and son Mike; two sisters, Helen Boch of El Dorado Springs and Orpha Hon of Kanas City and 10 nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be Thursday, October 21, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in Taberville Cemetery [Taberville, St. Clair Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Georgia M. Hallford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Rockville, Bates Co., MO.

            Her husband’s HALLFORD lineage: Herman H. 1913 MO1, Lycurgus 1879 MO2, Francis Marion 1830 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John bef.1748 VA5.

 

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GERALD A. HALFORD

 

JONESBORO SUN

Jonesboro, Craighead Co., AR—Thursday, 18 December 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Gerald Halford, 77, of Poplar Bluff [Butler Co.], MO, died Wednesday [Dec. 17] at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis [probably TN]. Born in Reyno [Randolph Co., AR], he was a superintendent for the Mississippi River Transmission, and was a Navy veteran of WWII. He was a member of the Reyno Church of Christ.

            Survivors include his wife, Dora Mae Halford of Poplar Bluff; three sons, Eddie Halford of St. Louis, James Halford of Poplar Bluff and Larry Halford of Columbus OH; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 in the chapel of the Ermert Funeral Home in Corning…. Burial will follow in the Nelson Cemetery in Reyno....

 

 

 

Photos from Nelson Cemetery, Reyno, Clay Co., AR, www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gerald A. Halford (SS# issued in AR) was born 8 March 1920 last residence Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his son Eddie’s wife, Pamela Sue Roberts Halford, in this compilation.

 

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GOLDIE LEE HALFORD KNUPP BLACKBURN

 

DAILY DUNKLIN DEMOCRAT

Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO—Wednesday, 18 January 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Goldie Lee Blackburn, 68, of Hayti [Pemiscot Co.], MO died Monday January 12, 1998 in Hayti. Funeral services were held Thursday January 15 at the John W. German Funeral Chapel in Hayti....

            Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti. Pall Bearers were Tommy Halford, Bobby Halford, Clifford Halford Sr, Clifford Halford Jr, Conway Hall, and Dusty Drumwright.

            Mrs. Blackburn was born October 1, 1929 in Cooter, MO to the late Jessie Thomas and Bertha Lee Wallace Halford. She was united in marriage to Luther J. Blackburn, August 1, 1969. He preceded her in death July 18, 1987.

            Mrs. Blackburn was a homemaker and a Baptist.

            Surviving sons Jerry Blackburn and Paul Knupp of Roseburg, OR and Wayne Knupp of Sun City, AZ, a daughter Clemmie Sturm of Caruthersville, MO and two brothers Elmer Halford of Caruthersville and Jack Halford of Bradenton FL, a sister Opal Waller of Hayti; six grandchildren and many relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Goldie L. Blackburn (SS# issued in MO), last residence Hayti, Pemiscot Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her brother Elmer Thomas Halford in this compilation.

 

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GRACE MARSH ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 11 March 1972

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO—Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Alford, 82, of Buffalo, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the First Baptist Church here…. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery under direction of Montgomery of Buffalo.

            Mrs. Alford, a lifelong resident of Dallas County and a member of the First Baptist Church, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday at Baptist Hospital in Springfield after an illness of three weeks.

            Survivors include two sons, Rex of Houston TX, and John H. of Buffalo; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Greene, of Springfield; and seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Homer Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son John Hal Alford in this compilation.

 

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GRACIE M. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—8 August 2006

 

            Gracie M. Alford, 80, passed away August 2, 2006. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday August 9, at New Rising Star MB Church. Burial Mt. Moriah. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday August 9, at the church. (Arr: E.S. Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel North 4707 E. Truman Rd. KCMO 64127)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gracie M. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 26 February 1926, last residence Grandview, Jackson Co., MO.

 

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GRAZILDA MENEES ALFORD

 

[Grazilda died in MT, but we are including her obituary here because of her close connections to MO.]

 

From Paxson Funeral Home records

_____ December 1913

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Grazilda Alford died in Montana on December 24, 1913, and her body was shipped back to Springfield for burial beside her husband in Palmetto Cemetery near Rogersville. Two sons, Oliver and George M. Alford are mentioned in the record [probably paid the bill].

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons John Allen Alford, George Monroe Alford, Oliver C. Alford, and Milton William Alford in this compilation.

            Grazilda was the daughter of William Menees and Louisa Fyke. She was the wife of William Henry Denton Alford (born 1811 NC), their marriage having taken place in Robertson County, TN, on Sept. 24, 1848. They were still in Robertson County in the 1850 census. William’s brother Melton/Milton (born 1809 NC) was enumerated with them. Milton was in Greene County, MO, by 1856 when he owned land and was listed on a tax list. William and Grazilda had a child who was born in TN in late 1856, but they arrived in Greene County shortly thereafter and had a child born in MO in 1859. Several of William’s children went to Montana after 1880. It may have been soon after William’s death (Dec. 27, 1883). Others remained in Greene County where descendants are still found today.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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HELEN CLEEVES HALLFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Saturday, 16 August 2003

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

HARRISONVILLE [Cass Co.], MO—Helen Cleeves Hallford, 71, of Harrisonville, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2003, at Cass Medical Center, Harrisonville. Cremation and memorial services were private.

            Mrs. Hallford was born on November 21, 1931, in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of William Robert and Lyda Mae Cross Cleeves. On October 12, 1985, Helen was united in marriage to Samuel Luallin Hallford in Independence, Missouri. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Independence, Missouri. She had lived in Independence and Clinton before moving to Harrisonville in 1997.

            Survivors include her husband, Sam Hallford; daughter Cynthia (Steve) Clugston of Basehor, Kansas; a son, Steve (Esperanza) Hatadis of Palm Harbor, Florida; step-daughters, Sue (Scott) Dugger of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Cheryl Hendrickson of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Kelly and Lindsay Walsh, Ayla Hatadis, Brandon and Lauren Dugger, Jeffery, Matthew, and Alex Rogers; brothers, Donald Cleeves of Lansing, Michigan, Gerald Cleeves of Rives Junction, Michigan, and Paul Cleeves of Corning, Michigan.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen L. Hallford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Harrisonville, Cass Co., MO.

 

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HELEN IRENE RATHBUN ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 4 July 1961

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Irene Alford, 40, of Nixa, who was killed late Saturday [July 1] in a traffic accident on Highway 160 near Nixa will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Chaffin Chapel in Ozark…. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband Kenneth; two sons Robert James and David Michael; and one daughter Rebecca Lynn, all still living at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rathbun, and a brother Waldon Rathbun, all of Bruner; and two sisters Mrs. Eloise St. John, Sparta, and Mrs. Rose-Ellen Edwards, 503 Crestview.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Kenneth Ray Alford, in this compilation.

            Helen Irene Rathbun was the first wife of Kenneth Ray Alford, married 28 November 1942, in Greene County.

            He and the children were also in the accident in which their wife and mother was pronounced DOA at the hospital. Kenneth suffered fractured ribs and a knee injury. Robert (age 14) suffered severe cuts on his face as did David (age 10). Rebecca Lynn (age 3) suffered contusions and abrasions.

 

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HENRY ELIJAH ALVORD

 

[We are also including his obituary in DC Obituaries because his home was there.]

 

From: ICE AND REFRIGERATION, Volume 27, Nos. 1 to 6, July to Dec. 1904. Chicago & New York: Nickerson & Collins Co., 1904. Online at Google Books.

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—1 October 1904

 

Major Henry E. Alvord Dead

The End to an Agricultural Department Official in St. Louis

 

ST. LOUIS, MO., Oct. 1—Major Henry E. Alvord, chief of the dairy division of the United States Department of Agriculture, died to-day at the Baptist hospital, as the result of a stroke of paralysis. Major Alvord, who was here attending the sessions of the International Pure Food congress, was stricken last Wednesday while in the live stock Forum at the World’s fair. He was taken to a hospital, where he lingered until to-day. Major Alvord, who was 70 years old, was a graduate of West Point. He attained his rank in the Civil War.

 

AAFA NOTES: Henry Alvord and his wife, Martha Swink, had no children.

            See an extensive biography of Henry Elijah Alvord in AAFA Biographies.

            Henry’s ALVORD lineage is Henry Elijah 1844 MA1, Daniel Wells 1816 MA2, Elijah 1777 VT3, Caleb 1751 MA4, Elijah 1719 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8.

 

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HESTER ANN COALE HALLFORD

 

Source unknown

Clinton, Henry Co., MO—5 January 1907

 

From Henry County Missouri Obituaries

 

            Mrs. Hester Ann Hallford died at the home of Walter Yound in Coal on December 24, 1906.

            Born in Cooper County, Missouri, June 9, 1831 and she was 75. She married Jesse R. Hallford November 14, 1847; thirteen children, eight boys and five girls, and still living are P. W. and J. H. near Coal; S. P. in Clinton; I. T. and S. D. in California and Mrs. Thoda Yound and Mrs. Mills at Coal.

            Sister Hallford came to Henry County in 1866 and was one of the constituent members of Good Hope Baptist Church. Her husband died 12 years ago. She had been sick since September but grew worse the last two weeks and passed peacefully away.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Richard Hallford; and children Peter W. Hallford and Mary Elizabeth Hallford Duden in this compilation.

 

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HULDA MARTHA WILKINSON ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 15 September 1951

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Hulda Martha Alford, 82, of Niangua, died at the home of her son, Oreth Alford, near Grovespring at 11 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 13] after a short illness.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle McClanahan of Grovespring and Mrs. Opal Borlisch of Springfield; two other sons, C.H. and Everett, both of Niangua; one brother, three sisters and 13 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Prospect Church…. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery under direction of Holdren of Hartville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jessie H. Alford; and her sons Claude Harrison Alford, Oreth “Bid Alford, and Everett “Vert” Alford in this compilation.

            Daughter Opal has obviously remarried, but first names of her husbands are not known at this time. Myrtle was married to William Lee “Widd” McClanahan who was a Freewill Baptist Minister, and they lived near Pease Mill.

            See Hulda’s death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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IDA HOTELLING REDMON WHITE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 4 April 1981

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Services for Mrs. Ida Alford, 93, of 711 Chicago, will be at 2 p.m. today in Boulevard Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Bellview Cemetery under the direction of Klingner Mortuary.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday in Springfield MediCenter after a two-month illness.

            Survivors include two sons, Harold and Gerald, both of Fair Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Leach, Fair Grove; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 23 Sept 1887 and died _____ Apr 1981, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

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

            From Ancestry.com records, she was born in Greenfield, Calhoun Co., IA, the daughter of William J. Hotelling and Harriet Torrey, with whom she is enumerated on the 1900 census in Franklin, Greene Co., MO, age 13 b. Sept 1886 in IA. She married (1) _____ Redmon. On the 1930 census, Ida says she was age 20 at first marriage, about 1907. Ida Redmon married (2) Edwin Loran White on 24 April 1910 in Springfield, Greene Co., MO, where they and 3 children, apparently Edwin’s, are enumerated on the census: Edward L. age 43 widower, and his wife Ida 23 widow b. IA, 1 child deceased. Edwin had previously been married to Emma Layton. In 1922 Ida, listed in the marriage record as Ida Hotelling, married (3) James Edmund Alford.

 

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ILA JANE LATIMER ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 2 October 1987

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Ila Jane Alford, daughter of James L. and Martha M. Gann Latimer, was born Feb. 14, 1890, in Wright County, MO. She departed this life Sep. 30, 1987, in Cox Medical Center North at the age of 97 years, seven months, and 16 days.

            On Feb. 5, 1919, she was married to Everett Vert Alford and to his marriage was born five children. She was preceded in death by three sons, three brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren and her husband who died May 22, 1984.

            She and her family had lived in the Niangua and Grovespring area, living and working on a farm. After their retirement from farming, she and her husband moved to the Lebanon area about 30 years ago.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son, Dale, Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Devan (Lena) York, Cosmopolis, WA; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Palmer-Pickering Funeral Home, Lebanon…. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Wright County.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Everett “Vert” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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IONE F. ALFORD JONES

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 21 February 1976

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

BOLIVAR—Services for Mrs. Ione F. Jones, 62, a longtime resident of Bolivar, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Pitts Chapel here…. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery here.

            Mrs. Jones died at 12:01 a.m. Friday [February 20] in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness.

            Mrs. Jones was a member of the Berean Baptist Church here.

            Survivors include her husband, Melvin; a son, John, of Camdenton; two daughters, Mrs. Doyle Farmer, Goodson, and Mrs. Emil Grant, Morrisville; a brother, Bert Alford, Buffalo; and 10 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Daniel Alford and Sarah Etheridge Alford; and her brother Bertram Noah Alford in this compilation.

            Ione married Melvin Jones in 1935. AAFA needs additional information on her children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ione F. 1914 MO1, Robert Daniel 1874 MO2, William 1844 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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IRENE B. “RENA” COOK ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 10 February 1959

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Rena Alford, 91, lifelong Dallas County resident who died Saturday at the home of her son, J. Homer Alford, in Buffalo [Dallas Co.], were to be held this afternoon at the L.B. Jones Funeral Home in Buffalo. Burial was to be in New Hope Cemetery north of Buffalo.

            She is survived also by two other sons, Tom Alford of Route 9, Springfield, and Clint Alford of Newton IA; two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Cox of North Little Rock AR, and Mrs. Cecil Svoboda of University City, 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Josephine E. Alford Cox, Thomas Richard Alford Jr., and John Homer Alford; and her grandson Clint Wallas Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Irene B. Cook was the second wife of Thomas Richard Alford Sr. of the Dallas County Alfords. They were married March 23, 1884, in Dallas County. Her husband died Sept. 11, 1934. She was also preceded in death by several children: a stepdaughter, Mary M. Alford Hamlet in CA in 1954, Zona Alford Maddux in Dallas Co. in 1911, and Harvey Alford at age 2 in 1899.

            Her Find A Grave memorial says her parents were John L. Cook and Sarah E. Beck.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Richard 1858 MO1, John M. 1821 TN2, John 1786 NC/TN3.

 

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IRENE SANDERS WATKINS ALFORD

 

DAILY DUNKLIN DEMOCRAT

Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO—Thursday, 21 June 2007

 

            Irene Watkins Alford, 92, of Senath, Mo., formerly of Hayti, Mo., died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett.

            Born March 18, 1915, in Clarkton, Mo., daughter of the late Wesley and Alta Davis Sanders, she was a cook at Gwin’s Cafe, Curtis Cafe, Angelo’s Pig Stand and Circle Inn all in Hayti. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hayti.

            In 1939, in Hayti, she married William “Bill” Alford, who preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James Sanders and Wesley Sanders, Jr.; a half-sister, Essie Smith and one grandson, Larry Starkey.

            Survivors include one son, Charles Edward Watkins and wife, Kelley, of Senath, Mo.; one daughter, Myrleen Watkins Starkey, of Senath; five grandchildren, Charles Walter Starkey, of Waterloo, Ill., Calvin Watkins, of Yuma, Ariz., Clint Watkins and Theresa Watkins Anderson, both of Senath and Steve Starkey, of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., today, Thursday, June 21, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Bro. Doug Wahls officiating.

            Burial was in the McGrew Cemetery at Senath.

            Pallbearers were Charles “Butch” Starkey, Clint Watkins, Calvin Oatsvall, Gaylon Anderson, Tim Walsh and Steve Starkey.

            Honorary pallbearers were Richard Ashbaugh, Cody Anderson, Carlis Evans and Sean Watkins.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Irene W. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Senath, Dunklin Co., MO.

 

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IRVIN PETER ALFORD

AAFA #0217

 

Source unknown, but probably:

NEWS TRIBUNE

Jefferson City, Cole Co., MO—_____ May 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Irvin P. Alford, 65, of Holts Summit [Callaway Co.], died Saturday, May 24, 1997, at Capital Health Care in Jefferson City.

            He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Madelia, Minn., the son of Wallis and Stella Hage Alford. He graduated from Truman High School in Truman, Minn. He was a veteran of the Army during the Korean War. He was married March 15, 1959, in West Grove, Iowa, to Virginia White, who survives at the home.

            He was a dairy farmer for 12 years and a union member with Chamberlains Manufacturing. He belonged to the Grace Lutheran Church of Holts Summit and the Alford American Family Association.

            He is also survived by three sons, Raymond Wesley Alford of Festus, Standley Lee Alford of Jefferson City, and Wallace James Alford of Tebbetts, and five grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by one son, Wallis Standley Alford.

            Visitation was Monday, May 26, at the Houser-Millard Holts Summit Chapel.... Burial followed in the Hawthorn Memorial Gardens Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Irvin P. Alford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Holts Summit, Callaway Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his son Wallace Standley Alford in this compilation.

            Robert Alford, AAFA #0873, descended from Ransom Constantine Alford, manages a website about his ancestors: Our Tree of Life. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Irvin Peter 19311, Wallis James 1881 NY2, Leslie 1855 NY3, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ISABEL ALFORD INGALSBE

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 30 July 1995

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Isabel Ingalsbe, 88, Springfield, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 1995, in St. John’s Regional Health Center. Isabel was born Oct. 7, 1906 in Indian Territory in what is now Newkirk OK, the daughter of William W. and Lena Fitzpatrick Alford. She attended schools there and married Lawson S. Ingalsbe in 1933. He preceded her in death in 1971. She was a homemaker and mother and was very involved in her family’s life and welfare. She was a member and past president of PTA, Ozark Grandmother’s Club, Jenny Lind Residents’ Association and VFW Auxiliary and a member of South Street Christian Church and CWF.

            She is survived by two sons and their wives, Donald L. and Lou Ingalsbe and Dwight and Linda Ingalsbe; a daughter and her husband, Mary and Dennis Gilbert; a stepson and his wife, Paul W. and Billie Ingalsbe; a step-daughter and her husband, Betty and R.W. Reler, all of Springfield; five grandchildren, Donna Louise James and her husband, Robert; Marilyn Ann Mercer and her husband, Matthew; Curtis Gilbert; Susan Billingsley and her husband, Steve, all of Springfield, and Kara Schmidt and her husband, Brian, Plano TX; 13 step-grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a step-brother and two step-sisters [see notes].

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 1995, in South Street Christian Church with burial in Maple Park Cemetery under direction of Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Isabel Ingalsbe (SS# issued in MO), last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituary of Isabel’s mother, Lena M. Fitzpatrick Van Cleve Alford, in this compilation.

            Isabel’s father, William Walter Alford, evidently homesteaded in OK and married Nellie ___, his first wife. Two sons, Earl D. (1889–1945) and Freddie Ray (1892–1982) were born before Nellie’s death in 1903. William then married Mrs. Lena Fitzpatrick Van Cleve, a widow with a daughter, Ruth Van Cleve Weddle (1899–1968). He and Lena had Mary Isabel in 1906—she seems to have always been known as Isabel.

            Isabel’s first husband was Everett G. Woods. Their marriage license, issued on 21 Sept 1930 in Newkirk, Kay Co., OK, lists him as age 29, born in and a resident of Butte, MT, father R.G. Wood Sr. In all other places on the license, the last name is Woods. It lists her as Mary Isabel Alford, age 23, born in OK and a resident of Newkirk, OK, father W.W. Alford. Witnesses were F. Ray Alfred [sic] of Arkansas City, KS, and Dewey Weddle of Newkirk, OK.

            The obituary is incorrect in that she was preceded in death by two stepbrothers and one stepsister, not the reverse.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Mary Isabel 1906 OK/IT1, William Walter 1859 VA2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 MD7.

 

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JAMES DAVID HALFORD

 

WENTZVILLE JOURNAL

Wentzville, St. Charles Co., MO—Sunday, 5 September 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

O’FALLON [St. Charles Co.]—James Halford, 70, of O’Fallon, died on August 28, 2004, at home.

            Born on January 6, 1934, to Charlie and Eva Halford in Udall, he was a factory worker who had been employed by Lever Brothers in St. Louis for 34 years before retirement. He served in the Army from August 1953 to June 1955 and was a member of First Baptist Church of O’Fallon and Chemical Workers International Local 344.

            He is survived by his wife, Patricia Halford of O’Fallon; two daughters, Priscilla Mueller of St. Charles and Elizabeth Halford of Hanau, Germany; two brothers, Hayward L. of San Antonio and Gene of Overland; and two grandchildren.

            Services were held on August 31 at the Baue Funeral and Memorial Center chapel in St. Charles with burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James D. Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence O’Fallon, St. Charles Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his cousins Frank H. Halford and Onard Lee Halford in this compilation.

            James David Halford was the son of Charles Halford and Eva Dean. Eva died in 1953 and Charles married Elzina McCleary, but they never had any children. The information found on Ancestry.com relating to national cemetery burials of veterans has James’ military service as 24 Aug 1953 to 15 Aug 1956 as SP3 in the US Army. James’ wife was Patricia Arnett.

             His HALFORD lineage: James David 1934 MO1, Charles E. 1893 MO2, David Edward 1864 MO3, Sirrel 1821 TN4.

 

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JAMES EDMUND ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 19 March 1952

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            James Edmund Alford, 73, retired farmer, died at his home, 711 Chicago, about 1:30 o’clock this morning after a long illness.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ida Alford; one daughter, Mrs. Roberta Leach, Fair Grove; two sons, Harold Alford, 921 E. Division, and Gerald Alford, Fair Grove; one brother J.C. Alford, Modesto, CA; one sister, Mrs. Agnes Garrison, Cooper, TX and three grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Boulevard Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Belleview Cemetery under direction of Klingner.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife Laura Belle Alford; and his second wife, Ida Hotelling Redmon White Alford in this compilation.

            James Edmund Alford was the son of Edward Ira Alford and Susan Ivye of Freestone Co., TX. He was born Aug. 28, 1878 and married (1) Laura Bell Alexander on Aug. 4, 1904.

            He was enumerated with Laura in 1910 Greene Co., MO. She died April 1, 1919, and he married (2) Ida Hotelling Redmon White, widow of Edwin Loran White. So far he has not been found in the 1920 MO census although he does appear in the 1920 Greene County Telephone Directory at the address mentioned by the funeral home. The phone book listed him as James Edw. in 1917, but his age of 31 in 1910 fits well with the birth date of 1868 which is that of James Edmund.

            In 1930 they are in Madison, Polk Co., MO: James b. TX, Ida, their twin sons Gerald and Harold, and niece Roberta Hotelling age 10. Roberta may be the “daughter” named in the obituary.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His lineage: James Edmund 1878 TX1, Edward Ira 1837 TN2, Alsey 1802 NC3, Bailey 1781 NC4, John 1750 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

            Another line beginning in 5th generation: Mary 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES HENRY ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 11 December 1958

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            James Henry Alford, 74, 2221 Holland, a retired farmer, died Wednesday night in his home after a long illness. He had been a resident of Springfield and Detroit for the last 12 years.

            Survivors are his wife Ella; three sons, Earl of Detroit, Cecil of Rogersville, and Kenneth, 2330 Maryland; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel McMullin of Rogersville, and Mrs. Reba Bayliff, Detroit; two brothers, Everett and George, both of Springfield; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Harmony Baptist Church…. Burial will be at Maple Park Cemetery under direction of Kelly-Ferrell-Conner of Rogersville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ella Young Alford; his parents, Milton William Alford and Mary Ann Humble Alford; his children Cecil G. Alford, Earl L. Alford, Kenneth Ray Alford, and Mabel Catherine Alford McMullin; his siblings George D. Alford, Everett Alford, and Effie; G. Alford Young; and his grandmother Grazilda MeneesAlford in this compilation.

            He married Ella Young on June 26, 1904, and they had the five children named above. The family must have moved to Detroit a few years after Henry’s parents’ deaths (1940 and 1941). When they moved back to MO (Springfield), a couple of the children and their families remained in Detroit.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Henry 1884 MO1, Milton William 1853 TN2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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JAMES RAYMOND ALFORD

 

DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—Friday, 23 November 2001

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            James Raymond Alford, 71, of Poplar Bluff died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001.

            Mr. Alford was born March 27, 1930, in Poplar Bluff. He was a longtime resident of Butler County and enjoyed farming and spending time with his family. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and retired from McDonnell Douglas after 44 years of employment.

            On Feb. 22, 1952, he married Frances Smith in St. Louis. She survives.

            Other survivors include two sons, Dennis Alford of Poplar Bluff and Dale Alford of Pablo, Mont.; one daughter, Betty Griffin of Naylor; one brother, Vernon Alford of Oakland, Ky.; two sisters, Lottie Morehead of Wappapello and Opal King of Davidson, Mich.; and eight grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Lyle Alford officiating. Burial will be in the Brown Chapel Cemetery in Broseley [Butler Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James R. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his daughter Barbara Alford Morrisette in this compilation.

            His lineage: James Raymond 1930 MO1, James W. 1891 KY2, William H. 1855 KY3, John Franklin 1827 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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JAMES RICHARD ALFORD

AAFA #0902

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Tuesday, 30 September 2008

 

            Alford, James R.—September 27, 2008, Lake Sherwood, MO. Beloved husband of Sandra Alford (nee Hof); dear father of Dennis R. (Karen) Alford, O’Fallon, MO and Vicki S. (Danny) Reynolds, Byrnes Mill, MO; dear grandfather of four and step-grandfather of two.

            Services: Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at Miller Funeral Home, 1206 Jefferson St., Washington, MO. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at Miller Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice, 9890 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63124.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 5 Dec 1933, last residence Marthasville, Warren Co., MO.

            We published the obituary of his brother Jack Chester Alford (born 1931) in the Summer 2006 issue of AAFA ACTION. In Jack’s obituary, his parents were identified as Fred and Vanburin Tinsley Catiller.

            When he joined AAFA, James identified his parents as Buford Franklin Alford, born about 1895 in TX, and Van Buren Tinsley, born 1907 in AR. James said they married 23 December 1928 in St. Louis, MO.

            From Sandra Catiller Anderson’s online family tree My Family Connection: Van Buren married (2) Frederick Lincoln Catiller on 18 October 1940, also in St. Louis, MO. Neither of her marriage records has been found in Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com).

            The marriage certificate of Buford Franklin Alford, age 33 of St. Louis, and Miss Burin V. Tinsley, age 21 of Success, MO, confirms that they married in St. Louis on 23 Dec 1928. AAFA’s Missouri marriage records lists the marriage of Beauford Franklin Alford and Van Buren Tinsley.

            Buford/Beauford Alford has not been found in any censuses or in WWI Draft Registrations.

            Vanburen Vera Catiller died in South Gate, Los Angeles Co., CA, 19 February 1984 (California Death Index). She was born in AR on 19 Sept 1907, mother’s maiden name Horn.

 

1930 CENSUS

St. Louis (District 570), MO

Dwelling #166 [Home for the Aged: “St. Louis Altenheim”]:

 

Buren Alfold   employee         22        AR KY AR     married            maid

                                                                                    age 21 at first marriage

 

            Sandra Alford, wife of James, sent AAFA a letter in 1997 that included scanned copies of the marriage certificate of her husband’s parents, a photograph of his father, her husband’s birth certificate, and other items of interest.

 

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JAMES ROBERT ALFORD

 

Cotrell Funeral Chapel

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—_____ February 2007

 

            James Robert Alford, 84, of Poplar Bluff, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007 at Westwood Hills Healthcare Center, in Poplar Bluff.

            Mr. Alford was born June 9, 1923, in Butler County. He was of the Baptist faith and a retired police officer, having served in Poplar Bluff, St. Louis and Michigan. Mr. Alford was also a veteran of the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.

            On Oct. 14, 1948, he married Eunice Juanita Spradling. She survives.

            Other survivors include his son, Roger Alford, of Greenville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Alice Bilbrey, of Poplar Bluff; his brother, M. Gene Alford, of Bloomsdale, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Sunday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel, in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Leroy Foster officiating. Burial will be at the City Cemetery, in Poplar Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James R. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Bloomsdale, Sainte Genevieve Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his wife, Juanita Eunice Spradling Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JAY RAYMOND “JASPER” ALFORD

 

Photo from Carson-Speaks Chapel

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Monday, 19 April 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Jay Raymond “Jasper” Alford, 61, of Independence [Jackson Co.], MO, passed away Friday, April 16, 2004. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at the George C. Carson & Sons Funeral Home…. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Minnesota.

            Mr. Alford was born on September 28, 1942, to Stanley and Lorraine (Peters) Alford in Chicago, IL. Jasper was raised in Minneapolis, MN, and moved to Kansas City, MO, in 1960. He held several different types of jobs prior to serving in the armed forces in 1968/69. When he returned home, he was hired by Country Club Plaza as a painter where he achieved his greatest pleasure painting the various street carts. When he left The Plaza, he went into business for himself hanging drywall and painting interiors and exteriors which he continued to do up until now. If something interested him, he was passionate about it. He dabbled in water colors for a while and tinkered with cars, but his greatest love was fishing and he did it as often as he could. He was fishing on Lake of the Ozarks when he suffered a heart attack and passed away. Jasper was known for his ability to make friends, tell jokes and relate fishing stories. He will leave a void in our hearts and lives.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Alford and his stepfather, Augustus Meidinger. He is survived by a son, Byron Alford of Springfield, MO, his mother, Lorraine Meidinger of Edina, MN; his twin sister, Jackie Wesoloski and husband, Robert of St. Louis Park, MN; his long time companion, Barbara Reynolds of Independence, MO; a niece, Lorraine Jennings of Eugene, OR; a nephew, Gene Turpin of San Antonio, TX; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. (Arrangements: Geo. C. Carson & Sons Funeral Home)

 

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STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Friday, 14 May 2004

 

            Alford, Jay Raymond, 61, of Independence, MO, passed away Friday, April 16, 2004. Memorial service will be 1 PM Saturday, May 15th, 2004 at Wooddale Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park, MN. Inurnment will be at a later date.

            Mr. Alford was born on Sept. 28, 1942 to Stanley and Lorraine (Peters) Alford in Chicago, IL. Jay was raised in Mpls and moved to Kansas City, MO in 1960. He served in the Armed Forces in 1968/69.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Alford; and his stepfather, August Meidinger.

            He is survived by his son, Byron Alford of Springfield, MO; his mother, Lorraine Meidinger of Edina, MN; his twin sister, Jacqueline Wesoloski & husband Robert of St. Louis Park; niece, Lorraine Jennings of Eugene, OR; nephew, Eugene Turpin of San Antonio, TX; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Memorials to the University of MN Heart Hospital or the charity of your choice preferred in lieu of flowers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his grandparents, Emmett Carl Alford and Elmira J. Louden Alford, in Minnesota Obituaries.

            An online family tree at Genealogy.com says he was born in Chicago, IL, the son of Stanley Wade Alford and Lorraine Janett Peters. His two wives were Shirley Lee Myers, mother of his son Byron; and Carole Pace.

            Another family tree at Ancestry.com lists the parents of Stanley Alford as Emmett and Elmira Alford.

            His lineage: Jay Raymond 1942 IL1, Stanley Wade 1907 WA2, Emmett Carl 1880 MN3, Alonzo 1842 NY4, Lewis Austin 1814 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1575 England11.

 

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JENNIE ALFORD BOYD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 18 February 1985

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

ROGERSVILLE [Webster Co.]—Services for Jennie Boyd, 82, Route 2, Rogersville, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Marsh Funeral Chapel…. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery northwest of Rogersville.

            Mrs. Boyd died at 12:52 a.m. Monday [Feb. 17] in Springfield General Hospital after a long illness.

            A homemaker, she was a member of United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rennie, and several nieces and nephews….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jennie Boyd (SS# issued in MO) was born 17 Aug 1902, last residence Rogersville, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Monroe Alford and Florence M. Beatie Alford, in this compilation.

            Jennie married Rennie Boyd, Nov. 7, 1920. None of their children survived to adulthood. Her parents divorced and she is buried near her mother. She was not mentioned in her father’s obituary (1957).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Jennie 1902 MO1, George Monroe 1868 MO2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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JERRY LESTER HALFORD

 

NORTH SCOTT FREE PRESS

Eldridge, Scott Co., IA—17 March 2010

 

            Graveside services for Jerry Lester Halford, 54, of Webb City, Mo., formerly of Springfield, Mo., were held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the Rosehill Cemetery, Buffalo. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Halford died Tuesday, March 9, 2010, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo., after a lengthy illness.

            Jerry Halford was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Davenport, the son of Birt and Lillie (Easter) Halford.

            Survivors include a daughter, April and husband Jody Wooten, Carl Junction, Mo.; a son, Jeramy, Joplin; two grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Brenstise, Davenport, Wonda Amoni, Buffalo, Susan Harrison, LeMars, Iowa, and Louetta Carlson, Joplin; and brothers, Gary Halford, Yuma, Ariz., Merle Halford, Independence, Mo., and Winston Hathcock, Niangua, Mo.

 

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JOPLIN GLOBE

Joplin, Jasper Co., MO—Thursday, 11 March 2010

 

WEBB CITY, Mo.—Jerry Lester Halford, 54, formerly of Springfield, Mo., passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010. He was a former Joe’s Tire Shop employee.

            Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosehill Cemetery, Buffalo [Scott Co.], Iowa. Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary, Joplin, Mo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry L. Halford (SS# issued in IA) was born 5 Oct 1955, last residence Webb City, Jasper Co., MO.

 

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JESSE RICHARD HALLFORD

 

Source unknown

Clinton, Henry Co., MO—Saturday, 28 July 1894

 

From Henry County Missouri Obituaries

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Jesse R. Halford, better known as Uncle Jesse and one of Missouri’s old pioneers, was born in [18 Nov] 1824 and reared among the wilds of Cooper county (since divided and his birthplace is now in Moniteau). When Missouri volunteers were called to fight Mexico, he enlisted as a Teamster and went as far as Ft. Leavenworth. On hearing that Mexico had surrendered, he returned home.

            He had 12 brothers and sisters, all but two gone before him. One brother lives in St. Clair county and one sister in Moniteau.

            In 1847 [November 14 in Moniteau Co., MO], he married Hester Ann Coale, the only daughter [of 11 children] of Uncle Billy Coale, well-known in this county [William Cole and his wife Rhoda Smiley]. He brought his family to Henry county in 1866 and located at Galbraith’s store, now Coal. He was first postmaster at that place. He spent most of his life farming and blacksmithing and blacksmithed about fifteen years in Coal. He was a member of the Leesville Masonic Lodge as long as it existed, justice of the peace in Moniteau county for several years and was justice at Leesville at the time of his death. He made several public speeches at old settlers reunions, was an untiring worker and promoter of literary and debating societies, always took an active part in the Coalsburg Literary and Debating Society until sickness took him away. A Baptist since he was 18, before his departure into the next world, he called his family to his bedside and gave all advice as how they should live.

            He leaves behind his wife, a patient and faithful nurse during all his sickness, which lasted from November until July 12 [his date of death], six sons, three daughters, several grandchildren and many friends. He was laid to rest in Good Hope graveyard.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Hester Ann Coale Hallford; and children Peter W. Hallford and Mary Elizabeth Hallford Duden in this compilation.

            Jesse and Hester’s last name is spelled Hallford in their memorials at Good Hope Cemetery in Coal, Henry Co., at Find Grave.com. See also Hallford Family Cemetery, Moniteau County, where Jesse’s parents are buried as Hallfords.

            The name is Halford for both Jesse Sr. and Jr. in Moniteau Co., MO, 1850 census. It is Halford in 1860 Moniteau Co. and 1870 Henry Co., but in 1880 Henry Co. it is Hallford.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Jesse Richard 1824 MO1, Jesse 1781 NC2, John bef.1748 VA3.

 

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JESSE LEE “BUCK” ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—17 January 2004

 

            Alford, Jesse L. ‘Buck’, of Ballwin, MO, January 15, 2004; beloved husband of Lera Merle (nee Givins) Alford; dearest father of Martha (Leonard) Ficken; loving grandfather of Cathy Wylie, Vicki Seidel and Michael Ficken; dear great-grandfather of 9; youngest brother of 13 siblings; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend; Jesse Alford was a veteran of 3 wars.

            Visitation Monday, January 19, 2004 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6300 Highway 30, Cedar Hill, MO 63016. Service Monday, January 19, 2004 at 12:00. Interment Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Unity Health Hospice, 1000 Des Peres Rd., Ste. 200 B, St. Louis, MO 63131-2062.

 

Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Cedar Hill, Jefferson Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Diane – sent message thru Edit 10/14/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie [sic] L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 10 Nov 1924, last residence Ballwin, St. Louis Co., MO.

 

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JESSIE H. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 28 June 1947

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Jessie H. Alford, 81, lifelong resident of Webster County, died at his farm in Niangua last night [June 27].

            Survivors include his wife Hulda; two daughters, Mrs. Opal Stokes of Springfield and Mrs. Myrtle McClanahan of Grovespring; three sons, Claude, Everett and Oreth (Bid) Alford of Niangua; two sisters, Mrs. Malissa Buttram and Mrs. Elizabeth Barker, Niangua; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren

            Funeral services will be held at the Prospect Church east of Niangua at 2 o’clock tomorrow with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Rainey Funeral Home of Marshfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife Hulda Martha Wilkinson Alford; his sons Claude Harrison Alford, Oreth “Bid” Alford, and Everett Alford; and his sister Mary Malissa Alford Buttram in this compilation.

            Jessie was the only surviving son of Riley Alford and Nancy L. Weaver of the Wright County Alfords. He married Hulda Wilkinson about 1887 and had Myrtle (1888), Claude H. (1889), Arthur (1893), Everett (1896) and twins? Opal and Oreth “Bid” (1910). Jessie’s father Riley was in the Civil War (Corporal, Co. F, 6th MO Cavalry) and died in 1876 probably because of the dyspepsia and lingering illness he suffered after the war. Jessie’s sons are responsible for any descendants of the Wright County family named Alford who remained in this area of MO. Others went to KS, OK, CO, and CA.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Jessie H. 1866 MO1, Riley 1832 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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JESSIE HAMMOND ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 28 June 1983

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Jessie Alford, 76, Springfield, died at 3 p.m. Monday [June 27] in Cox Medical Center after a short illness.

            A native of Highlandville [Christian Co.], Mrs. Alford was a Springfield resident most of her life and a member of the High Street Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son, Paul, Springfield; three brothers, Dewey Hammond, Bellingham, WA, and Clyde and Glenn Hammond, both of Everett, WA; and two sisters, Mrs. Verna Bilyeu, Springfield, and Mrs. Pauline Stickler, Lewiston, ID.

            Klingner Mortuary will announce arrangements.

 

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SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 29 June 1983

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Double funeral services for Jessie Alford, 76, and Earl Alford, 79, both of Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Klingner Chapel…. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died at 3 p.m. Monday in Cox Medical Center after a short illness.

            Mr. Alford died June 22 in Cox Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 19 June 1906.

            See his obituary of her husband, Earl L. Alford, in this compilation. Jessie died 5 days after his death.

 

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JESSIE SHERMAN HALFORD

 

DAILY DUNKLIN DEMOCRAT

Kennett, Dunklin Co., MO—Tuesday, 26 September 2006

 

            Jessie Sherman Halford, 54, of Hayti [Pemiscot Co.], Mo., died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti.

            Born June 19, 1952, in Sikeston, Mo., son of the late Jessie E. and Martha L. Bell Halford, he was a graduate of Sikeston High School, a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War. He was a diesel mechanic.

            On Dec. 27, 1980, in Parma, Mo., he married Nancy Ann Stevens, who survives.

            Survivors also include one son, Scott Sherman Halford, of Mountain Grove, Mo.; his step-mother, Orena Halford, of Sikeston, Mo., one granddaughter, Ashlyn River Halford; three aunts and one uncle.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Glass Memorial Baptist Church in Hayti with the Revs. Don Tims, Jr., and Doug Wahls officiating.

            Burial was in the Mounds Park Cemetery at Lilbourn, Mo.

            Pallbearers were Zack Stevens, Trey Mitchell, Scott and Tommy Halford, Mike McKey, Phillip and Dewayne Shelly and John McCrate.

            Honorary pallbearers were Neal Peters, Mathew “Scat” Turner, Jr., Rodney Baugher and Danny Mills.

            John W. German Funeral Home in Hayti was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOE LYNNDERMAN ALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO—Tuesday, 10 October 2006

 

            Joe L. Alford, 50, of Lebanon, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

            He was born Aug. 8, 1956 to Charles Ray and Bonnie Kathlyn King Alford. His mother preceded him in death.

            Alford married Allison Beth Neal March 20, 1981 and worked as an over-land truck driver. He was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel Church.

            Survivors include his wife, of the home; three children, Dawn Barnett, Jonathan Alford and his wife Katrina and James Alford and his wife Marlie, all of Lebanon; seven grandchildren: Tiffani Barnett, Korisha Barnett, Kourtney Barnett, Haylie Alford, Brianne Day, Ciara Alford and Hayden Alford; his father and step-mother, Charles and Margot Alford, of Purdon, Texas; four sisters, Della Kimmel, Theresa King and her husband Don, all of Lebanon, Linda McGowan of St. Louis, Amanda Alford of Purdon; five brothers, Charles Alford Jr., Robert Alford and his wife Susie, Jerry Alford and his wife, Mary, all of Lebanon, Kendall Alford of Purdon, Patrick Alford and his wife Sarah of Orange, Texas and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services... were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, 2006 in the Emmanuel Chapel. Burial was in the Dotson Cemetery under the direction of the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri.

 

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Holman-Howe Funeral Home

Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO—_____ October 2006

 

            Joe Lynnderman Alford, son of Charles Ray and Bonnie Kathlyn King Alford, was born August 8, 1956, in Galveston, Texas. He departed this life on Thursday, October 5, 2006 in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of fifty years, one month, and twenty-seven days.

            He was united in marriage to Allison Beth Neal, on March 20, 1981, and to this union three children were born.

            His mother preceded him in death on September 27, 2003.

            Joe is survived by his wife, Allison, of the home; three children, Dawn Barnett, Jonathan Alford, and his wife, Katrina, and James Alford, and his wife, Marlie, all of Lebanon, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Tiffani Barnett, Korisha Barnett, Kourtney Barnett, Haylie Alford, Brianne Day, Ciara Alford, and Hayden Alford; his father and step-mother, Charles and Margot Alford, of Purdon, Texas; four sisters, Della Kimmel, Theresa King, and her husband, Don, all of Lebanon, Missouri, Linda McGowan, of St. Louis, Missouri, and Amanda Alford, of Purdon, Texas; five brothers, Charles, Jr., Robert, and his wife, Susie, Jerry, and his wife, Mary, all of Lebanon, Missouri, Kendall, of Purdon, Texas, and Patrick, and his wife, Sarah, of Orange, Texas; a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            He was born in Galveston, Texas and spent his childhood there. The family moved to the Lebanon area during his teens and he was a 1974 graduate of the Lebanon High School. He served his country faithfully in the United States Marines. In addition to being an over-the-road truck driver, he had owned an auto parts business for several years until his health failed.

            Joe had professed his faith in Christ and was an active member of the Emmanuel Chapel Church.

            He was part of the Alpha One support group in St. Louis, Missouri, and a member of the Better Breathers Club in Lebanon.

            In his spare time he enjoyed fishing on open waters, and loved family gatherings, especially barbeques.

            Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he made for his family and friends.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2006, at Emmanuel Chapel, Lebanon. Burial will be in Dotson Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon, Missouri.

 

Photo from Dotson Cemetery, Lebanon, Laclede Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Joe L. Alford (SS# issued in TX), but list his death date as October 1, last residence Phillipsburg, Laclede Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Bonnie King Alford; and his brother Charles Ray Alford Jr. in this compilation

 

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JOHN A. ALFORD

 

WRIGHT COUNTY REPUBLICAN

Hartville, Wright Co., MO—Thursday, 9 April 1931

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            John A. Alford died at Seymour Monday [April 6]. He was a minister for many years in this county. He was also a Union soldier and formerly lived northwest of Hartville in the Fairview community. He was almost 90 years of age. Burial at Seymour Cemetery.

 

Photo from Seymour Masonic Cemetery, Seymour, Webster Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Robert Leonidas Alford in this compilation.

            John Alford was born Oct. 25, 1841 in NC, son of William and Jane Alford. A Baptist Minister, he married 1862 in Linn Co., KS (1) Nancy L. Critcher who had two children and died in 1870, married (2) Malisia Clementine Kendrick about 1871 and had 6 children.

            From Missouri in the Civil War, Webster County: Seymour Masonic Cemetery, “Alford, John 25 Oct 1841 - 7 Apr 1931. Co. E, 10th Kan Inf.”

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John A. 1841 NC1, William 1803 NC2.

 

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JOHN ALLEN ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 13 March 1940

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            John Alford, 75, prominent farmer, died at his home a mile west of Rogersville yesterday. He was born and spent most of his life in Greene County. Survivors include the widow, Artelia; a daughter, Mrs. Beulah Nelson of Oklahoma City; three grand­children and a great grandchild; two sisters and two brothers.

            Funeral services will be … tomorrow at 1:30 o’clock at the Palmetto Church near Rogersville.

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Artelia Humble Alford; his brothers Milton William Alford, Oliver C. Alford, and George Monroe Alford; and his mother Grazilda Menees Alford in this compilation.

            John was married twice: (1) Goldie Dennis, Feb. 2, 1890 in Greene Co. She died June 28, 1894, and is buried in Hopewell Cemetery in Washington Township of Greene County. He married (2) Mary Artelia Humble, Jan. 2, 1895, in Greene County, and they may have gone to Montana for a few years before coming back to Greene County by 1900. Each wife had one child. Beulah E. (1892-?) was the child of Goldie, and Charley (1898–­1918) was the child of Artelia. Beulah E. married W.H. Moore, Oct. 19, 1912, in Greene County, but he was deceased by 1920, when Beulah is enumerated in Webster County with two children, Albert Moore (born 1914 MO) and Bernice Moore (born 1917 KS). Beulah later married ___ Nelson and had at least one more child. How does the Harold Moore (age 3) living with her Uncle Oliver in 1900 and the Katie Moore (1874–1904) who died in the home of her Uncle Milton in 1904 relate to Beulah and her husband?

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Allen 1864 MO1, William Henry Denton 1811 NC2.

 

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JOHN AUGUST ALFORD

 

NEWS HERALD

Joplin, Jasper Co., MO—Saturday, 23 November 1929

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

            John August Alford, 64 years old, died at 3:30 o’clock this morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. Gussie Charlson, 515 North Wall Street.

            He was a member of the Christian church.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Alford; two sons, Charles Alford of Carl Junction and Albert Alford of Oronogo; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Malone of Miami; another sister, Mrs. C.J. Lowther of Houston, Tex., and nine grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Carl Junction Christian Church.... Burial will be in Carl Junction Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: John was born 24 January 1865 in Sweden, and the family must have left for the U.S. soon after that because the story is that they came right after the Civil War was over.

            We first find them in Jasper Co. MO with the name spelled OLLFOOT. His widow didn’t die until 1961.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His lineage: John 1865 Sweden1, Frank (Franz) 1821 Sweden2.

 

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JOHN HAL ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—28 March 2010

 

 

            John Hal Alford passed away on March 24, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital after recent surgery and a long battle with several chronic health issues. He was born on April 15, 1932 in Dallas County and was the youngest son of J. Homer and Grace (Marsh) Alford. John graduated from Buffalo High School in 1950 and from Southwest Missouri State Teacher’s College in 1954. He received his Masters Degree from the University of Missouri in 1963. He was united in marriage to Jo Ann Neill on November 26, 1953 and to this enduring union two daughters were born.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jo Ann; two daughters, Jan Alford of Buffalo and Dr. Julie Alford of Springfield; precious granddaughter, Jamie Lynn Alford of Springfield; brother, Rex Alford of Houston Texas; sister Irene Greene of Largo Florida; sister-in-law, Janice Alexander and husband Sam of Blue Springs; brother-in -law, Jerry Neill and wife Carol of Lake Quivera, KS. He also leaves behind his nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends who will truly miss him.

            John was a devoted, loving husband, father and grandfather. He took great pleasure in supporting his family in whatever activities they pursued. He always put their needs and wishes ahead of his own. They never doubted his love for them. Even as his health declined, he was overjoyed and uplifted by the arrival of his wonderful granddaughter, Jamie Lynn.

            John was a teacher not only by profession, but also in his heart. He taught high school for 47 years, with 10 of them at Buffalo High and 37 at Central High in Springfield. He served two terms as president of the Springfield Education Association. His dedication to Central High was well known. He was one of the school’s greatest proponents. On many occasions, he helped lead the movement to maintain Central’s identity and mission.

            Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at St. John’s Hospital for their care and support. We would especially like to thank Dr. Teresa Olsen for her heartfelt dedication, skill and compassion through John’s many illnesses.

            Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday at 2:30 pm March 28, 2010 at the Buffalo United Methodist Church on Pine St. under the direction of Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Saturday, March 27 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the John Alford Central High Math Scholarship.

 

 

Photos from Maple Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John H. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Homer Alford and Grace Marsh Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Hal 1932 MO1, John Homer 1891 MO2, Thomas Richard 1858 MO3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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JOHN HOMER ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 3 July 1970

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO [Dallas Co.]—J. Homer Alford, 78, Buffalo, died at 3 p.m. Thursday [July 2] after several months illness at Chastain Nursing Home here.

            Mr. Alford, a retired farmer and businessman, was a lifelong resident of Dallas County and a member of First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Grace; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Greene, Springfield; two sons, John H., Buffalo, and Rex [Theron Rexford], Houston TX; two sisters, Mrs. Josie Cox, North Little Rock AR, and Mrs. Cecil Svoboda, St. Louis; and two brothers, Tommy, Springfield, and Clint, Newton IA.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church of Buffalo…. Burial will be at Oak Lawn under direction of Montgomery.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Underwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 27 Oct 1891, last residence Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife Grace Marsh Alford; his son John Hal Alford; his mother, Irene B. “Rena” Cook Alford; and his siblings Josephine E. Alford Cox and Thomas Richard Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            He signed his name John Homer Alford on his WWI Draft Registration Card.

            He married Grace Marsh, Nov. 28, 1912, in Greene County, MO. Their three children are named above. AAFA has little information on Rex. Marsh Irene married Rev. L.A. Greene and they had two children: Marsha Ann who married Willie Ray Wallace, Jr., in 1963 and Lynn Alford (middle name) who married Janet Kay Johnston in 1967. John Hal married JoAnn Neill and had Jan Alford in 1958 and Julie Alford in 1963, these marriages and births having taken place in Greene Co., MO.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Homer 1891 MO1, Thomas Richard 1858 MO2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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JOHN WILLIAM ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 29 September 1964

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

ELDON—John W. Alford, 54, Eldon, died suddenly Sunday night at his home. He owned and operated the Alford Pontiac Agency at Eldon for 12 years. Before that he was employed by Davies Chevrolet Agency in Buffalo for 20 years.

            Surviving are his wife, Daisy; a daughter Mrs. Kay Summers, Jefferson City; his father, Melvin Alford, Sunnyvale CA; two brothers, Maurice and Carl, Campbell CA; and two sisters, Mrs. Jewel Wise, Luling TX and Mrs. Jean Brink, Sunnyvale CA.

            Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Christian Church at Eldon…. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Underwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Daisy Opal Howser Alford, in this compilation.

            John William Alford, born 8 Sept 1910, was the son of Melvin M. Alford and Dora Pendergraft of the Dallas County Alfords, grandson of Matthew and great grandson of John M. Alford and Hannah (Holeman) Alford. His parents and several siblings went to CA.

            John and Daisy had Marilyn Kay Alford, who married Marvin Summers in 1961.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John William 1910 MO1, Melvin M. 1887 MO2, Matthew 1854 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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JOHNIE MAE STOCKTON ALFORD

 

DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—Tuesday, 21 December 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

QULIN—Johnie Mae Alford, 77, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Qulin, died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 9, 1927, at Golden, Miss. She was the owner of Alford’s Cafe in Qulin.

            She married Murel Alford in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Jan. 19, 1978.

            Survivors include one daughter, Betty DeFord of St. Louis; two sons, Ray Alford and Douglas Alford, both of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Helon Myrick of Bell City and Bonnie Vaughn of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Bill Stockton of Qulin; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday at White-Sanders Funeral Home in Qulin. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in the Qulin Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Johnie M. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO.

            Johnie’s husband is listed in SSDI records as Muriel Alford (SS# issued in MO), born 31 Oct 1925 and died ____ Jan 1978.

 

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JOSEPH F. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—30 April 1920

 

            Joseph F. Alford, 62 years old, died yesterday at the home of his brother, Freeman Alford, 5411 St. John avenue. Mr. Alford was employed by the Geo. B. Peck Dry Goods Company, and had lived in Kansas City ten years.

 

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KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—30 April 1920

 

            Alford—Joseph F., aged 62 years, passed away at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence F. Alford, 4511 St. John ave., April 29. Funeral and burial will be in Lexington, Mo. For information call Mrs. C.L. Forster’s funeral home.

 

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KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—30 April 1920

 

            Funeral services for Joseph F. Alford, who died yesterday at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Alford, 4511 St. John avenue, will be in Lexington, Mo., tomorrow. Mr. Alford was 62 years old. He had lived here about three years, having come from Lexington. Freeman Alford, manager of the North American Life Insurance Company here, is a nephew.

 

AAFA NOTES: Joseph apparently never married. In 1920 he is listed with the family of his brother Robert’s widow, Florence Barrows Alford, at 4511 St. John Ave, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO. His nephew Freeman is the son of Florence and Robert Alford.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Joseph F. 1857 MO2, Thomas 1818 VA3, James 1779 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 MD6.

 

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JOSEPH M. ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Tuesday, 14 November 2006

 

            Alford, Joseph M. Nov. 13, 2006. Services private. Burial National Cemetery Nov. 14, 2006. Fieser Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby J. Remelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph M. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 11 Dec 1927, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Vera M. Jenkins Alford, in this compilation. She shares his gravestone on the reverse side.

 

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JOSEPHINE E. ALFORD COX

 

[Josie died in AR, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close connections to MO.]

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 5 September 1974

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO—Funeral services for Mrs. Josie E. Cox, 87, a former resident of Buffalo, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Montgomery Chapel here. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery north of Buffalo.

            Mrs. Cox died of natural causes at 4 p.m. Wednesday in her Little Rock AR home.

            Survivors include two sons, Elmer, of 808 Westview, Springfield, and Willard (Short) of Santa Paula CA; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Dees of Little Rock, and Mrs. Beula Moore of Santa Paula CA; two brothers, Clint Alford of Des Moines, and Tommy of Springfield; a sister Mrs. Cecil Svoboda of St. Louis; and seven grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Josie Cox (SS# issued in AR) was born 12 Sept 1886, last residence North Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Irene B. “Rena” Cook Alford; and her brothers John Homer Alford and Thomas Richard Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Josie is listed as Josephine in her mother’s obituary but in no other record.

            Josie Alford was a daughter of Thomas Richard Alford Sr. and Irene Cook of the Dallas County family. She married James E. Cox on 19 December 1908 in Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO [gravestone and Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com)]. They had the children named above.

            On James Earnest Cox’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card, he was age 29, living in Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO, employed in farming and cattle breeding. He was born in Buffalo on 15 August 1887 and had a wife and 3 children. He had blue eyes and red hair and signed his full name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Josephine E. 1886 MO1, Thomas Richard 1900 MO2, Thomas Richard 1858 MO3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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JUANITA EUNICE SPRADLING ALFORD

 

Cotrell Funeral Chapel

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—_____ September 2007

 

            Juanita Eunice Alford, 79, of Poplar Bluff died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 at the Oakdale Care Center, in Poplar Bluff.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 16, 1928, in Butler County. She was of the Baptist faith, and a homemaker. During her earlier years, Mrs. Alford worked in a canning factory, in Michigan and later assisted her husband on his Daily American Newspaper delivery route. She enjoyed spending time with her family, being outdoors, growing flowers, gardening and fishing.

            On Oct. 14, 1948, she married James Robert Alford. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 2007.

            Survivors include a stepson, Roger Alford, of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel, in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel with the Rev. Leroy Foster officiating. Burial will be at the City Cemetery, in Poplar Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Juanita E. Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Robert Alford, in this compilation. It lists her as Eunice Juanita Spradling.

 

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KATHLEEN CLARA HOLLOMON ALFORD

 

STEELE ENTERPRISE

Steele, Pemiscot Co., MO—Thursday, 26 April 2001

 

            Kathleen Clara Alford, 89, of Micola [Pemiscot Co.], Mo., died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at the Pemiscot Memorial Hospital in Hayti, Mo.

            Born August 23, 1911 in Micola, she was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Steele. She was preceded in death by one son, Richard Barger Alford on December of 1983 [sic].

            Kathleen was united in marriage to Arthur (Bud) Alford on June 12, 1929 in Blytheville [Mississippi Co.], Ark.

            Mrs. Alford leaves her husband, Arthur (Bud) Alford, of Micola; one son, John Alford and his wife Suzanne, of Micola; two granddaughters: KaRa Walsh of Germantown, Tenn., and Christie Curtis of Rolla, Mo.; four [great-]grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Christine Travis, of Blytheville.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford were held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at the First Baptist Church in Steele with Rev. Jim Mousie and Rev. A.C. Gardner officiating.

            Burial was at the Little Prairie Cemetery in Caruthersville, Mo., with John W. German Funeral Home of Steele in charge.

            Pallbearers were Johnnie Carter, Jiggs Dodd, Mike Davis, Bill Lewis, Raymond DePriest, Jessie Carter, and Earl Carter.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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KATHLEEN MUNDY ALVORD

 

MACON CHRONICLE-HERALD

Macon, Macon Co., MO—4 February 2011

 

 

            Kathleen Mundy Alvord, 86 of Defiance, MO formerly of Mexico, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, MO.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5th at 2:00 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico, MO with Pastor Tony Latham officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from 1 - 2 p.m.

            Kathleen was born in Mexico [Audrain Co., MO] on Aug. 17, 1924, the daughter of Fred T. and Tennessee B. (Wright) Mundy. She had worked at the Mexico Ledger for a number of years and retired from the accounting dept. at Wetterau Foods. She had also lived in Macon from 1950–1961.

            She is survived a son William R. Alvord and his wife Julia, four grandchildren; Michelle, Erica, Jessica, and Brendan Alvord all of Defiance, MO and a brother James H. Mundy of Columbia.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Fred T. Mundy, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kathleen Alvord (SS# issued in MO), last residence Defiance, St. Charles Co., MO.

 

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KATHLEEN O. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Sunday, 31 August 2008

 

            Kathleen O. Alford, 83, passed away August 28, 2008 in Kansas City, Mo. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday September 6, 2008 at Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 2901 Benton Plaza. Visitation 9-11 a.m. at the church. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery. (Arr. Lawrence A. Jones & Sons)

                                         

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathleen O. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 26 June 1925, last residence Lees Summit, Jackson Co., MO.

            The Lawrence A. Jones Funeral Chapels in Kansas City, MO, traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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KAY F. ALFORD KLEVER

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Sunday, 3 February 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

HIGGINSVILLE [Lafayette Co.]—Kay F. Klever, 44, Higginsville, died Feb. 2, 1991, in a nursing home here. She was born in Nashville, Kan., and lived in Enid [Garfield Co.], Okla., most of her life before she moved to Higginsville in 1987. Mrs. Klever had been a waitress at Beck’s Cafe, Higginsville, until June.

            Survivors include her husband, Daniel W. Klever of the home; her mother, Hertha Alford, Enid; a brother, Damon Alford, San Diego; and a sister, Janith Freeman, Enid.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hoefer Chapel, Higginsville; burial in the Higginsville City Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kay F. Klever (SS# issued in KS) was born 8 Feb 1946, last residence not listed.

 

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KENNETH RAY ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 5 October 1984

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Services for Kenneth Ray Alford, 63, Springfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Herman Lohmeyer Chapel…. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died at 12:14 a.m. Thursday [October 4] in St. John’s Regional Health Center after a short illness.

            A butcher with Smitty’s Market, he was a member of Bible Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife Frances; two sons, Robert, Oceania, VA, and David, Monett; a daughter, Mrs. Rebecca Lynn Coulter, Tampa FL; a brother, Cecil, Rogersville; a sister, Mrs. Reba Bayliff, Sun City, AZ; and six grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 21 Oct 1920 and died _____ Oct 1984, last residence not listed but last benefit to Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Helen Irene Rathbun Alford; parents, James Henry Alford and Ella Young Alford; and siblings Mabel Catherine Alford McMullen, Earl L. Alford, and Cecil G. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Kenneth Ray 1920 MO1, James Henry 1884 MO2, Milton William 1853 TN3, William Henry Denton 1811 NC4.

 

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KINCHEN WARREN ALFORD, JR.

Uncle of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ December 1919

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 13, 1919, at 7:50 a.m., Kinchen W. Alford, Jr., beloved son of Kinchen W. and Bertha B. Alford, dear brother of Allen, Ola, Verna, Violet and Donald Alford.

            Funeral from family residence, 1224 Hebert street on Monday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., to Valhalla Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Kinchen Warren Alford Sr. and Bertha Beatrice Tucker Alford; and siblings Allen Clay Alford, Donald Edmund Alford, Ola Pearl Alford Patterson, and Verna Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Kinchen was almost eight years old when he died, having been born 29 Feb 1912 in St. Louis.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His lineage: Kinchen Warren 1912 OH1, Kinchen Warren 1871 AL2, James Clay 1846 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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KINCHEN WARREN ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ September 1953

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Alford, Kinchen W., 4419 Holly av., Tues., Sept. 1, 1953, 10:10 p.m., beloved husband of Bertha B. Alford (nee Tucker), dear father of Allen C., Ola P. Patterson, Verna Mae, Violet M. Sansone, and Donald E. Alford, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

            Funeral from Calvin F. Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge, Fri., Sept. 4, 2:30 p.m. Interment Valhalla Cemetery. Member of St. Louis Lodge No. 5, I.O.O.F., and Lodge No. 508, B. of R.T. Odd Fellow service Thurs. evening 8 o’clock.

            Members of Martha Washington Rebekah Lodge No. 45 are requested to pay their respects to our late brother, K.W. Alford, at the Calvin Feutz Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Bertha Beatrice Tucker Alford; and his children Allen Clay Alford, Donald Edmund Alford, Kinchen Warren Alford Jr., Ola Pearl Alford Patterson, and Verna Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Kinchen was born 6 July 1871 in Childersburg, Talladega Co., AL. He was the son of James Clay Alford and Samantha Johns. He and Bertha Beatrice Tucker were married 28 Feb 1901 in St. Francois Co., MO.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His lineage: Kinchen Warren 1871 AL1, James Clay 1846 GA2, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LARRY DEAN HALLFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 3 February 1996

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

HOLLISTER [Taney Co.]—Services for Larry Dean Hallford, 45, Hollister will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in Hackleman and Sons Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with burial in El Dorado Springs Cemetery.

            Mr. Hallford, a clerk, died at 5:15 a.m. Thursday [Feb 1] in Skaggs Community of liver failure....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry D. Hallford (SS# issued in MO) was born 30 May 1950, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Sammie Everett Hallford, in this compilation.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Larry Dean 1950 MO1, Sammie Everett 1918 MO2, William Jesse 1873 MO3, Francis Marion 1830 MO4, Jesse 1781 NC5, John bef.1748 VA6.

 

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LAURA BELLE ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

Klingner Funeral Home Records

_____ April 1919

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Laura B. Alford, age 44 years, 29 days; born March 2, 1874; died April 1, 1919. She died at Burge Hospital. The body was shipped to Stoutland, MO, for burial.

 

In another article:

 

From Kent-Clark Monument Sales, 1915-1930:

 

            Inscription bearing the above dates for Laura Belle Alford and another monument inscribed BABY ALFORD, son of J.E. and L.B. Billed to J.E. Alford, 2045 Wassola. Sent to Stoutland City Cemetery (Laclede County).

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, James Edmund Alford, in this compilation.

            The 1910 census of Greene County showed a James E. Alford, age 31, born in TX with parents born KY and MS. His wife was Laura who was 33, born in MO with parents born in IL and MO. They had been married 5 years, had one child who was no longer living. This is undoubtedly the same couple as described in the funeral home records.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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LAURA M. HAGGARD ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 13 April 1972

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Mrs. Laura M. Alford, 84, of 1158 East Loren, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at MediCenter. Mrs. Alford was the widow of George Alford, a Frisco supervisor who died 11 years ago. Mrs. Alford had lived in Springfield 50 years.

            She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Shrine Ladies Club and the Frisco Ladies Auxiliary.

            Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nelle Reed, 2102 North Prospect, and Mrs. Frances Smith, Rogersville, and a niece, Mrs. Helen Woolsey, Rogersville, who was reared in the home, and two nephews.

            Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Gorman­Scharpf-Abbott Chapel…. Burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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LAVELL ERNEST ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 20 December 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

Lavell Ernest Alford, 83

 

NIANGUA [Webster Co.]—Services for Lavell Ernest Alford, Niangua, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Arthur’s Colonial Funeral Chapel, Marshfield, with burial in Prospect Baptist Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a retired laborer, died Thursday [December 18] in Lenox Health Care Center, Springfield....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lavell Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 23 November 1914, last residence Niangua, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rachel Stella James Alford; his parents, Claude Harrison Alford and Georgia L. Medlock Alford; his grandson Randy A. Alford; and his sister Velma Symantha Alford Street in this compilation.

            Lavell married Rachel Stella James on 23 October 1932 in Webster Co., MO. They had two sons, Bob Alford of Springfield, MO, and Bill Alford, of Marshfield, MO, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving him is a sister, Iva Alford Staples of Niangua, MO.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Lavell Ernest 1914 MO1, Claude Harrison 1889 MO2, Jessie H. 1866 MO3, Riley 1832 NC4, William 1803 NC5.

 

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LELIA GRACE HALLFORD GARVIN CANESTRAIGHT

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Thursday, 29 January 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Canestraight, Lelia Grace (nee Hallford), at Rest with God, Wed. Jan. 28, 1998, beloved wife of the late John Canestraight, dear mother of Jeanne (Will) Adams, James (Gayle) Garvin and Jack Garvin, dear step-mother of Gary (Cheryl) Canestraight and Mark (Linda) Canestraight, dear grandmother of six and great- grandmother of two.

            Funeral service will be held Fri. Jan.30 at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 3400 Lemay Ferry Rd. at 12 noon, In lieu of flowers, contributions to Alzheimer’s Assn., 9374 Olive 63132 appreciated. Kriegshauser Brothers Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lelia H. Canestraight (SS# issued in MO) was born 18 Nov 1913, last residence St. Louis, MO.

 

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LENA M. FITZPATRICK VAN CLEVE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 9 January 1967

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Mrs. Lena M. Alford, 91, of Route 3, died about 10:30 a.m. yesterday [Jan. 8] in Connelly Nursing Home.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Illinois but lived in Newkirk OK most of her life. She moved to Springfield about three years ago.

            Survivors are one [step]son, F. Ray of Arkansas City, KS; two daughters, Mrs. Lawson S. Ingalsbe, Route 3, and Mrs. Dewey Weddle, 421 South West Street; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            The body will be at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Services will be held Wednesday in Newkirk OK under direction of Stahl Funeral Home there.

 

 

Photos from Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, Kay Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 9 Oct 1875, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her daughter Isabel Alford Ingalsbe in this compilation.

            Lena Fitzpatrick (Mrs. Van Cleve at the time of her marriage) was born in 1875 and was the second wife of William Walter Alford (Aug. 9, 1859–Mar. 4, 1941), son of Joseph McClure Alford and Mary Jane McGee of the Wythe Co. VA/Davies Co. IN family.

            Lena’s daughter by her first husband, Ruth Van Cleve (Mrs. Dewey Weddle) also died in Springfield (Jan. 17, 1968). Lena and Ruth were buried in Newkirk, Kay Co., OK, where William and Nellie (his first wife) are buried.

            Lena’s stepson is Freddie Ray Alford, from his WWI Draft Registration Card.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Walter 1859 VA1, Joseph McClure 1834 VA2, John 1795 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas VA5, John 1696 MD6.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

Brother of the late Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, KS—Saturday, 2 October 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

INDEPENDENCE [Jackson Co.], Mo.—LeRoy Alford, 85, Independence, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004.

            Mr. Alford was born June 4, 1919, in Hockerville [Ottawa Co.], Okla. He was a retired chief warrant officer in the U.S. Army. After retiring, he and his wife managed several country clubs in Kansas.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Bettie Louise, in 1980.

            Survivors include a daughter, Suzie Desilet of Independence; two sisters, Dorothy Easley of Simms, Texas, and Wanda Gumfory of Wichita, Kan.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, 325 W. Sixth, Concordia, KS 66901. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kan., with military honors by Ft. Riley personnel.

            Memorials may be made to Parkinson Foundation....

 

In another article:

 

THE EXAMINER

Independence, Jackson Co., MO—Friday, 1 October 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            LeRoy Alford, Independence, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, in Independence.

            Mr. Alford was born in Hockerville, Okla. He had a high school degree from Baxter Springs, Kan. and a Coast Guard certificate. He married Bettie Louise Alford on June 2, 1941, and she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents, George and Betty Alford.

            He served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He earned several military certificates of achievement while serving in India, Korea, the Arctic and United States. He was a member of the Moose, VFW and Elks Club.

            He enjoyed golf, fishing, model ship building and gardening. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Alford and his wife managed several country clubs in Kansas.

            They moved to Rogers, Ark., and settled there to manage the Elks Club. In the last year Mr. Alford had moved to the Rosewood Center at The Groves in Independence, Mo.

            His survivors include his only child, Suzan Desilet and her spouse, Larry Desilet, Independence; two grandchildren, David Desilet, Independence, and Linda Smith and her spouse, Scott Smith, and two great-grandchildren, Kyra Smith and Aryk Smith, Alexandria, Va.; and two sisters, Dorothy Easley, Simms, Texas, and Wanda Gumfory, Wichita, Kan.

            Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home, Concordia, Kan. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leroy Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Independence, Jackson Co., MO.

            His lineage: Leroy 1919 OK1, George Towns 1888 MS2, Towns 1848 GA3, George W. 1825 GA4.

 

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LIDA M. ALFORD MYERS

 

Source unknown

_____ December 1996

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

NEOSHO [Newton Co.], Mo.—Lida M. Alford Myers, 56, 1002 Harrell St., died at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after a long illness.

            Mrs. Myers was born March 13, 1940, at Sedan, Kan. She moved to Neosho in August 1975. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Neosho, and Flower Box City Newcomers Club.

            She married Richard F. Myers on Aug. 11, 1963, at Independence, Kan. He survives.

            Additional survivors include a daughter, Janice Myers, Joplin.

            Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho….

            The body has been taken for cremation. The cremains will be buried in Neosho IOOF Cemetery at a later date.

            Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, in care of the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lida M. Myers (SS# issued in KS), last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Vera Doty Alford; and her grandmother Lida Jane Eakins Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of John Lee Alford and Very Doty, who lived in KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lida M. 1940 KS1, John Lee 1910 KS2, Albert Lee 1875 IN 3, Joseph McClure 1834 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 MD8.

 

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LORENA EVANS ALVORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

DAILY CHRONICLE HERALD

Macon, Macon Co., MO—_____ February 1927

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

From Phyllis E. Mears, Macon County Missouri Obituaries 1904–1920, (Decorah, IA: The Anundsen Publishing Co., n.d.), Book 4, p 173.

 

            Mrs. Werner Alvord, formerly Miss Lorena Evans, 22, died 12 February 1927 at her home east of Macon. She was born 7 April 1904 and was married to Werner Alvord 17 January 1923. She was an ex-teacher.

            She leaves a husband, mother, one sister, Miss Luella Alvord [sic: Evans] and three brothers, Aubrey, Ira and Elmer Alvord [sic: Evans]. Her father, two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

            Interment in Oakwood cemetery at Macon.

 

AAFA NOTES: Lorena Evans married Werner Franklin Alvord, son of Franklin Charles Alvord and Amelia Itschner. Werner and his second wife, Hazel, are also buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Macon.

            Her name is spelled Lurena on her death certificate. Werner was enumerated after her death in 1930 Macon Co., MO, age 29 with wife Hazel age 29. In 1910 Macon Co., MO Werner is listed as son of Frank Alvord.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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LULA FRANCES ALFORD TILLMAN

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 12 January 1967

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

ROGERSVILLE [Webster Co.]—Mrs. Lula Frances Tillman, 82, Rogersville, died at her home at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, after a month’s illness. She was a lifelong resident of Rogersville and a member of the Christ Church here.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Ewing, one granddaughter, and one great-grandson.

            Funeral services will be under the direction of Kelley-Ferrell-Marsh with burial at Palmetto Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula Tillman (SS# issued in MO) was born 17 June 1884 and died _____ Jan 1967, last residence Rogersville, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Oliver C. Alford and Mary E. Pickel Alford; her brother Bert Alford; and her grandmother Grazilda Menees Alford in this compilation.

            Lula Frances Alford married Fred Oliver Tillman on March 12, 1905, and they had a daughter Thelma about 1908. Thelma married Elden H. Ewing in 1931. They had burial plots next to her grandparents (Oliver and Mary) in the Palmetto Cemetery but as of 1988 were still living.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lula Frances 1884 MO1, Oliver C. 1862 MO2, William Henry Denton 1811 NC3.

 

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LUTHER LAFAYTT ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 2 October 1959

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Luther L. Alford, 73, a native of Buffalo, died Thursday [Oct. 1] after suffering a heart attack at his home in Joplin.

            Mr. Alford, a former farmer and stockman, had operated a restaurant in Dallas TX prior to his retirement in 1953 when he moved to Joplin. He belonged to Reed Lane Baptist Church in Dallas.

            Survivors are his wife, Mayme; a son Owen B., Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Blanche E. Stevens, Joplin; a brother, Rob and a sister, Mrs. Mag Simmons, both of Riverside CA; and a grandson.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Church…. Burial will be at the church cemetery under direction of Hurlbut-Glover of Joplin.

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his son Owen B. Alford in this compilation.

            His gravestone says he was born 10 Dec 1884.

            He was one of the sons of William H. Alford and Rachel E. Southard of the Dallas County families. His WWI Draft Registration Card says Luther Lafaytt Alford (as he signed), born 10 Dec 1885. His middle name was probably Lafayett.

            He married Mayme Norman in 1906 and they had three children: Claude (1908-1909), Owen B. (1910) and Blanche (1913). Their grandson was Robert Alford Stevens, son of Blanche and her husband Aubrey Stevens of Joplin.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His lineage: Luther Lafaytt 1884 MO1, William H. 1856 TN2, Robert Cannon 1816 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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MABEL CATHERINE ALFORD MCMULLIN

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 11 October 1977

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

ROGERSVILLE—Mrs. Mabel Catherine McMullin, 61, Route 2, Rogersville, died at 6 a.m. today in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, after a long illness.

            A native of Greene County, Mrs. McMullin was a former employee of C.R. Anthony Clothing Stores and was last employed with General Electric, both in Springfield. She was a member of Mentor Baptist Church, south of Springfield.

            Surviving are her husband, Stanley; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Porter, 1454 East Berkeley; a son, Richard, of Salina KS; a sister, Mrs. Reba Bayliss [sic: Bayliff], Phoenix, AZ; three brothers, Earl and Kenneth Alford, both of Springfield, and Cecil Alford, Rogersville; and five grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Battlefield South…. Burial will be at Hazelwood Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel McMullin (SS# issued in MI) was born 10 May 1916, last residence Rogersville, Webster Co., MO

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Henry Alford and Ella Young Alford; and brothers Kenneth Ray Alford, Earl L. Alford, and Cecil G. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mabel Catherine 1916 MO1, James Henry 1884 MO2, Milton William 1853 TN3, William Henry Denton 1811 NC4.

 

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MARGIE B. ALFORD HOPKINS

 

DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—Monday, 20 September 1999

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

ESSEX [Stoddard Co.], Mo.—Margie Hopkins, 67, of Essex died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999. Mrs. Hopkins was born Aug. 15, 1932, in Moon, Okla. She was affiliated with the Baptist church.

            On July 30, 1946, she married Bob Hopkins. He died Sept. 2, 1989.

            Survivors include five sons, Charles Hopkins of St. Louis, Dennis and Carl Hopkins, both of Dexter, Jerry Hopkins of Essex and Bobby Hopkins of Phoenix, Ariz.; six daughters, Mary Conner of Osceola, Ark., Darlene Case, Jelane Hickson and Marilyn Bratcher, all of Essex, Sheila Garvey of Alton, Ill., and Sherry Branum of Dexter; two brothers, Thomas Alford of Morehouse and Marion Alford of Cleveland, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of St. Louis and Olmae Hutcherson of Russellville, Ark.; 23 grandchildren and 25great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Bloomfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margie B. Hopkins (SS# issued in MO), last residence Essex, Stoddard Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her brother Thomas E. Alford in this compilation

            Thomas’s obituary lists her parents as Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford.

            Her lineage: Margie 1932 AR1, Thomas Andrew 1878 AR2, Andrew Jackson 1851 GA3, Thomas Jefferson 1831 GA4, William H. 1811 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARTHA ELLEN “MATTIE” ALFORD CANTRELL

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 22 June 1955

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Mattie Cantrell, 72, of Route 3, Mansfield, died last night at Mansfield Hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Survivors include her husband Jap; a son, Glenn; a daughter, Mrs. Vinita Claxton; a niece, Mrs. Julian Newton, and a grandchild, all of Route 3, Mansfield.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, in the First Baptist Church in Mansfield.... Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Bergman-Miller of Mansfield. Pallbearers will be Francis Branstetter, Paul Dean Branstetter, Lee Adamson, Glenn Thornhill, Gene Dixon, and Eben Doty.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Anna Haseltine Alford Cantrell and Thomas P. Alford in this compilation.

            Martha E. Alford was born 18 April 1883, the daughter of William Alford and Mary Kelley of the Wright County Alfords. Her husband was Felix J. Cantrell.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            Her lineage: Martha Ellen 1883 MO1, William 1837 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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MARTHA LOU ALFORD TERRETT

 

STEELE ENTERPRISE

Steele, Pemiscot Co., MO—31 January 2002

 

            Martha Lou Terrett, 80, of Hayti, Mo., died Tuesday, January 22, 2002, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

            Born June 21, 1921 in Micola, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Nellie Monroe and Mary Eugene Young Alford.

            She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Martha Eugene Terrett, four sisters, and two brothers.

            She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.

            Martha was united in marriage to Alton Terrett on February 21, 1944 in Caruthersville, Mo.

            Mrs. Terrett leaves her husband, Alton Terrett, of Hayti; One son, James Terrett, of Hayti; One daughter, Sue Ann Robbins, of Hayti; Four grandchildren; and Eight great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Terrett were held at 2:00 p.m., Firday, January 25, 2002 at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel of Hayti with Rev. Johnny Durham and Rev. Randy Duda officiating.

            Burial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hayti with John W. German Funeral Home of Hayti in charge.

            Pallbearers were Mike Terrett, Joey Terrett, Paul Johnson, and James Fields.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha L. Terrett (SS# issued in MO), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Nelly Monroe Alford and Mary Eugene “Mollie” Young Alford; and siblings William Gus “Bud” Alford and Pauline Estella Alford Stout in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Martha Lou 1921 MO1, Nelly Monroe 1876 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1845 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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MARTHA MARGARET GRAVES ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 28 June 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

MOUNT VERNON [Lawrence Co.]—Services for Martha Margaret Alford, 79, Mount Vernon, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a retired civil service clerk, died at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri Rehabilitation Center….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Apr 1912, but that she died 15 June 1991, last residence Mount Vernon, Lawrence Co., MO.

 

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MARTHA SARAH COY HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 25 November 1972

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

MOUNTAIN GROVE—Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Sarah Halford, 78, of Mountain Grove, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Freewill Baptist Church here…. Burial will be in the Brushy Knob Cemetery in Douglas County, under direction of Craig-Hurtt-Hutsell here.

            Mrs. Halford died Friday morning in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a long illness. A longtime resident of Douglas and Wright counties, she was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church.

            She is survived by three sons, Ervin of Norwood, Vernie of Ava, and Paul of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Maddox of Tulare CA and Mrs. Eula Sears of Neosho; one brother, Charley Coy, of Hartville; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Chandler Halford; and children Thelma Halford, Vernie Halford, Ervin Lester Halford, and Paul Halford in this compilation.

 

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MARVIN ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 23 July 1985

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

PLAD—Marvin Alford, 83, Route 1, Tunas, died at 10:29 p.m. Sunday [July 21] at Springfield General Hospital after a short illness. The body was cremated and no services are planned.

            Cremation was under the direction of Cantlon Funeral Home, Buffalo.

            He was a lifelong resident of Dallas County and a farmer.

            Survivors include two brothers, Natt, Tunas, and Parker, Buffalo; and a sister, Grace Knight, Lee’s Summit.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 20 Sept 1901, last residence Tunas, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Mary Margaret Alford Butcher, Nathan Alford and Parker Dean Alford in this compilation.

            Marvin Alford was the son of Robert Franklin “Frank” Alford and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Maddux of the Dallas County family. He married Beulah Beck on 26 May 1928 in Christian Co., MO. They had no children and were divorced.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Marvin 1901 MO1, Robert Franklin 1861 MO2, Orlando Dixon 1826 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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MARY ALMA ALFORD REA

Mother of Hazel Rea, AAFA #0060

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 9 November 1973

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO [Dallas Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Rea, 91, a lifelong Buffalo resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church here…. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery under direction of Jones-Cantlon of Buffalo.

            Mrs. Rea died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield after a long illness. She was a member of the Buffalo First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Ward and Paul, both of Buffalo; two daughters, Miss Hazel Rea of Buffalo, and Mrs. Irene Wray of St. Joseph; one brother, Melvin Alford of San Jose CA; six grand­children and 10 great-grandchildren.

            A memorial has been established in Mrs. Rea’s name at the First Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma Rea (SS# issued in MO) was born 21 Jan 1882 and died _____ Nov 1973, last residence Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO.

            Mary Alma Alford was the daughter of Matthew Alford and Naomi Bray of the Dallas County family. She married Harry Rea in 1901 and had the children named in the obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Alma 1882 MO1, Matthew 1854 TN2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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MARY ANN HUMBLE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 31 March 1941

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, 79, died at the home of her son Henry, three miles northwest of Rogersville at 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning after a lingering illness.

            Survivors are two other sons, George and Everett of Springfield, and a daughter Mrs. Effie Young of Rogersville.

            Last rites will be at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at the Palmetto Church with burial in the cemetery there under direction of Kelley and Ferrell.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Milton William Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children James Henry Alford, George D. Alford, Effie G. Young Alford, and Everett Alford in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists another child, Ellis W. Alford, 1894–1896.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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MARY ARTELIA HUMBLE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 7 June 1968

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

MARSHFIELD [Webster Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Artelia Alford, 91, Marshfield, formerly of Rogersville, who died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday [June 5] in the Webster County Rest Home, were to be at 2 p.m. today at the Palmetto Cemetery…. Burial was under the direction of Barber-Edwards.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Felton, of Rogersville, and a half-brother, Clarence Humble, Springfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 26 Sept 1876, but that she died 15 June 1968, last residence Marshfield, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Allen Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone, which lists her as Artela.

            Artelia Humble is the widow and second wife of John Allen Alford of the Greene County Alfords. They were married Jan. 2, 1895, and their only child, Charley Alford (1898-1918) is buried with them in the Palmetto Cemetery. He probably died in the 1918 flu epidemic.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH HALLFORD DUDEN

 

CLINTON EYE

Clinton, Henry Co., MO—Saturday, 8 November 1902

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Duden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse R. Halford, was born in Moniteau County, this state, Feb. 28, 1843. She was married to C.W. Duden Dec. 22, 1872 and died at Coal Nov. 5, 1902 after an illness of 18 days with typhoid fever. She had lived at Coal over 30 years and will be greatly missed. No one could have been more kind and ready to help the sick and troubled than she.

            She leaves a husband, six daughters and three sons. All but one son was with her when she died. She also leaves an aged mother, two sisters and five brothers. Her little grandson, Robert Fowler, has been very sick ever since Mrs. Duden’s death and no hopes are now entertained for his recovery.

 

Photo from Good Hope Cemetery, Coal, Henry Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Jesse Richard Hallford and Hester Ann Coale Hallford; and her brother Peter W. Hallford in this compilation.

            On the 1870 census, Mary, age 16, is listed with her father’s family in Springfield, Henry Co., and Charles Duden, 25, is living with the family.

            Although her obituary says she was 28 Feb 1843, her gravestone says 28 Feb 1854, which agrees with her gravestone.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Mary Elizabeth 1843 MO1, Jesse Richard 1824 MO2, Jesse 1781 NC3, John bef.1748 VA4.

 

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MARY EUGENE “MOLLIE” YOUNG ALFORD

 

Photo from Jones Family Tree, Ancestry.com

 

DEMOCRAT ARGUS

Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—Friday, 21 July 1961

 

            Mrs. Mollie E. Alford, 81, resident of Pemiscot county for over 50 years, died Sunday, July 16, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey Jones, in this city and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Osburn Funeral Home chapel in Hayti. The Rev. A.C. Gardner conducted the funeral and burial was in Maple cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Trenton, Tenn. on March 9, 1880 and moved to this county in 1908.

            In addition to Mrs. Jones, she leaves four other daughters, Mrs. Alton Terrett and Mrs. C.W. Stout of Hayti, Mrs. Gerald Johnson of Marks, Miss. and Mrs. Pearl Schrimisher of Huntsville, Ala.; two sons, Bud and Albert Alford of Lilbourn; 43 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Nelly Monroe Alford; and children Martha Lou Alford Terrett, Pauline Estella Alford Stout, and William Gus “Bud” Alford in this compilation

 

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MARY GLADYS SANDS ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 7 March 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Memorial services for Mary Gladys Sands Alford, Springfield, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in University Heights Baptist Church with burial in Hazelwood Cemetery. The body will be cremated under direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

            Mrs. Alford, a retired telephone operator, died at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday [March 5] in St. Johns Regional Health Center.

 

In another article:

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 6 March 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Mary Gladys Alford, 88, Springfield, died at 7:03 a.m. Wednesday in St. John’s Regional Health Center. Arrangements will be announced by Greenlawn Funeral Home South.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show as Gladys Alford (SS# issued in MO) born 25 Dec 1908, last residence Naples, Collier Co., FL.

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

            She was the second wife of Thomas Richard Alford Jr., whom she married June 1957 in Greene Co., MO. They had no children.

 

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MARY JANE VOGT ALFRED

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—13 February 2011

 

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            Alfred, Mary Jane (nee Vogt) 89, of St. Charles, passed away on February 6, 2011.

            Beloved wife of the late Roy Alfred Sr. Beloved mother of the late Betty (Roger) Broeker, Mary (Danny) Vaughan, Roy Alfred Jr., Diane Lott and Ron (Kathy) Alfred. Dear grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 10 and great-great-grandmother of 3. Dear sister of Irene (Gene) Knoblauch, William (Viola) Vogt, Donald Vogt, Margaret Burns, Brother Norbert Vogt, George (Betty) Vogt, Emma (Bob) Billing and the late Larry Vogt and Louise Peth. Dear sister-in-law of Bernice Machens, Gladys Machens, Opal Runde and the late Rueben Alfred, Millie Schrader, Pearl Richterkessing and Genevieve Miller. Dear cousin and aunt to many.

            Member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, resident of Mt. Carmel Senior Living and retired employee of The St. Charles Journal. Mrs. Alfred gifted her body to St. Louis University.

            Services: A Memorial Service will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, on April 2 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Memorial Masses and prayers are requested or contributions to the charity of your choice in her name. An Alternative Funeral and Cremation Service. Online condolences Alternativefuneralcremation.com.

 

In another article:

                                                      

Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services

_____ February 2011

 

            Mary Jane Alfred was born on April 1, 1921 to William and Agnes Vogt in St. Charles, MO. Despite being born on April Fools Day, she certainly was no joke and was a great joy to her parents. Such a joy was she, her parents would give her nine brothers and sisters, who were Larry, Norbert, George, William Jr., Donald, Margaret, Louise, Irene and Emma and the late Lucille Wehmeyer. She always had fond childhood memories of playing and going to school with her brothers and sisters and usually had several of them with her in the small country school. It was not always fun and play at home living on a large farm. There was always chores, housework, laundry, gardening and taking care of the many animals, not to mention being the oldest and most responsible while, of course, being expected to be the model example of her siblings which they can attest to.

            To facilitate her attending St. Charles High School she lived with her dear Grandma Mary Jane Boschert during the school year. After graduation, she attended and graduated from the Sandford Brown College learning shorthand and all the other skills required of young office girls at the time. After school she worked at Emerson Electric in the office scheduling motor repairs etc. using a bus to travel to Wellston.

            Along the way, she met and married a young handsome farmer Roy Alfred on April 25, 1942 and started a long career as a devoted and hard working farmer’s wife and mother. Their future was bright, after all they had a farm to work and a team of mules! During World War II, came more work as Mom and Dad raised cattle and provided milk and crops to help feed a nation at war. Rationing was hard on everyone, but they always had food to eat and were able to prosper.

            Although times were hard, there were always many family gatherings, picnics, birthday celebrations with the ever growing Alfred and Vogt families. Help was always needed on the farm and some of it came with Elizabeth (Betty) Jane on April 25, 1943, Mary Lee born on June 17, 1945, Roy Lee Jr. born on march 2 1948, Diane Marie born on November 12, 1952 and Ronald Edward born on May 24, 1954. Very devout Catholics, mom and dad always made sure we got to church on Sundays and Holy Days and we can remember how much work and time spent just getting everyone up, breakfast made and dressed for school followed by many cold rides car pooling to school and sharing your cold, measles, etc. with everyone else and getting to Mass and school (St. Francis, Portage Des Sioux) on time! Of course, the good nuns always had us say, God forbid, our daily prayers, the Pledge of Allegiance and sing our National Anthem. Why not today we ask! After school, meant another car pool ride home, chores and homework almost every night.

            If raising five kids weren’t enough, there was always work to do in raising the crops, wheat, corn, soybeans and animals, pigs, cows, chickens, cats and dogs along with tending to a large garden, feeding hired hands to run two farms. Trying to survive and prosper despite snow blizzards and harsh cold winters, heat and drought in the summers, numerous floods with water in the house, a devastating wheat field fire and pestilence (grasshopper and army worms). Despite all this, mom always had the faith and strength to provide us a warm and nurturing childhood which we are eternally grateful for.

            Tragedy struck with the sudden death of her husband Roy on November 6, 1969 due to a sudden heart attack but she bravely carried on. She eventually sold the farm and moved to St. Charles and continued working at the St. Charles Journal until her retirement as a typist/typesetter.

            She very much enjoyed her retirement keeping busy decorating her home, playing bingo, babysitting and encouraging her 14 grandchildren and later 10 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She took great pleasure in traveling abroad too on Pilgrimages to Rome & Assisi, Italy, Lourdes, France and Fatima, Portugal and did sightseeing in most of the States and Mexico via fond bus trips with Rose Marie Leonard, Margaret and Jeanne Burns as faithful traveling companions.

            In May of 2006 with age and a long hard life taking its toll, mom sold her home and moved to Mt. Carmel where her own dad had stayed for a number of years. She enjoyed her time there and was well taken care of. She used her time watching TV, playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles (her favorite) and visiting and supporting her neighbor residents.

            Finally with failing health, she went to the Lord, on Sunday February 6, 2011 at the age of 89. We can all join Our Lord in saying to her Well Done Mary Jane, Well Done!

            A Memorial Service will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Cahtolic Church, on April 2 At 11:00 a.m. Visitation prior to the service from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Memorial Masses and prayers are requested or contributions to the charity of your choice in her name.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Jane Alfred (SS# issued in MO), last residence St. Charles, St. Charles Co., MO.

 

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MARY LOU ALFORD WOLD SUMPTER

 

[We are also including her obituary in Michigan Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

KALAMAZOO GAZETTE

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI—5 November 2003

 

SULLIVAN [Franklin Co.], MO—Mary Lou Sumpter, a resident of Sullivan since June, died on November 1, 2003. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 7, at the Rupert, Durham, Marshall, & Gren Funeral Home.

            Mary Lou was born on July 25, 1945, in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Verval and Estella Bunce Alford. She married Donald Sumpter on October 14, 1983.

            Survivors include her husband; sons, Walt and Ruth Wold of Plainwell [Allegan Co., MI] and Damon and Paula Sumpter of Sullivan; daughter, Dawn and Richard Ueck of Plainwell; brothers, Bob and Pauline Alford of Michigan, Darwin and Tina Alford of Union City, and Theodore and Cherry Alford of North Carolina; sister, Marilyn Phillips of Paw Paw; mother-in-law, Estelle Sumpter of Bourbon, Missouri; five grandchildren; and siblings-in-law, John and Mary Sumpter, Richard and Rosa Sumpter, all of Sullivan, David Sumpter of Bourbon, Larry and Elizabeth Kline of Bourbon, Alva and Betty Enloe of Sullivan.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary L. Sumpter (SS# issued in MI), last residence not listed.

 

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MARY MALISSA ALFORD BUTTRAM

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 12 January 1957

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Mary M. Buttram, 80, lifelong Wright County resident, died at 3 p.m. yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J.S. [Louie] Sell of Route 1, Niangua.

            Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Hulda Hoggatt of Independence, MO; four sons, Elmer and Angus of Route 1, Niangua, Anson of Lebanon and Olin of Grovespring; 29 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Amity Church near Niangua … with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Barber-Edwards of Marshfield.

 

Photo from Amity Cemetery, Niangua, Webster Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother Jessie H. Alford in this compilation.

            Mary Malissa Alford was the daughter of Riley Alford and Nancy Louisa Weaver of the Wright County Alfords. She married John L. Buttram about 1895 and had seven children. Both parents and at least one son (Anson) and his wife are buried in the Amity Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Malissa 1876 MO1, Riley 1832 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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MARY MARGARET ALFORD BUTCHER

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 6 August 1928

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Butcher will be conducted at her home on Route 10, northeast of here, at 2 o’clock today. Mrs. Butcher died at her home Saturday night [Aug.4].

            Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Klingner Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband Tom and four children.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers Nathan Alford, Marvin Alford, and Parker Dean Alford in this compilation.

            Mary was the granddaughter of Orlando Dixon Alford (born 1826, Meigs Co. TN) who with his older brother John M. (born 1821, Knox Co. TN) came to Dallas Co. MO about 1854-1859. They are the progenitors of the family that AAFA refers to as the Dallas County Alfords.

            Mary Margaret Alford Butcher was the daughter of Robert Franklin “Frank” Alford and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Maddux. She was born April 22, 1896, in Leadmine, Dallas Co., MO. She married John Thomas Butcher in late 1920. Their children were Thomas Franklin Butcher, Grace Christine Butcher, John Douglas Butcher and Stephen Butcher, who was born on the day of his mother’s death and who died ten days after his mother (on Aug. 14, 1928). He was premature and his mother’s death was a result of complications of childbirth.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Margaret 1896 MO1, Robert Franklin 1861 MO2, Orlando Dixon 1826 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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MARY E. PICKEL ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 15 March 1944

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford, 79, who died at 5 o’clock Monday at her home in Marshfield [Webster Co.], is survived by her husband, Oliver; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Dennis of Los Angeles CA and Mrs. Lula Tillman of Rogersville; two sons, Bert of Rogersville and Harold of Catoosa OK; three grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon in Rogersville Methodist Church with burial in the Palmetto Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Oliver C. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Bert Alford and Lula Frances Alford Tillman in this compilation.

            This is Mary E. Pickel/Pickle who married Oliver C. Alford, Nov. 17, 1882, in Greene County, MO. Was son Harold the Harold Moore (age 3) who was living with them in 1900? Did they adopt him? Where was he in 1910? In 1920, Oliver and Mary were enumerated as OLFORDS.

 

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MARY “POLLY” KELLY ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

WRIGHT COUNTY REPUBLICAN

Hartville, Wright Co., MO—_____ January 1923

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

[This obituary is not quoted verbatim.]

 

            Polly Kelly Alford was born December 7, 1854, in Wright County, MO, and died December 27, 1922. She married William Alford on April 21, 1873, and to this union were born 9 children, 7 of whom preceded her in death. Her husband also preceded her in death. Survivors are 2 daughters; 4 brothers; 4 sisters (a son-in-law was J.P. Cantrell). Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery [Owens].

 

AAFA NOTES: Polly is listed on the 1860 census with her parents in Hartville, Wright Co., MO, dwelling #139: Wm. Kelly, farmer age 27 b. IN; E. Jane 26 b. IN; and children b. MO: Polly 6, Nancy 4, A.J. (male) 3, and Susan 1. On the 1880 census, it is probably this William and Mary in Boon District 142, Wright Co., MO, dwelling #341:

                                                b.         f.b.       m.b.

William Alford            42        NC      NC      NC

Mary                            26        MO      IN        IN

        [she is listed as “daughter” but married box is checked]

William E.                   20        MO      NC      TN

John H.                        18        MO      NC      TN

Sarah J.                        15        MO      NC      TN

Mary P.                       13        MO      NC      TN

Susan E.                      6          MO      NC      MO

Francis E. (f)               5          MO      NC      MO

Thomas P.                   4          MO      NC      MO

Annie H.                     2          MO      NC      MO

 

From this census, it is clear that Mary was William’s second wife. Next door in dwelling #342 is Jane Alford, 77, with her single children Charles 50 and Mary 40, all b. in NC.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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MARY SAPHRONIA ALFORD JOHNSTON

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 22 July 1972

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Saphronia Johnston, 81, of Buffalo, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Montgomery Chapel here…. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, southwest of Buffalo.

            Mrs. Johnston died at 7 a.m. today at Cox Medical Center after a long illness. She was the widow of Ed Johnston.

            A member of the Plad Baptist Church, Mrs. Johnston is survived by a son, Paul, and a daughter, Mrs. Lorene Orlowski, both of Kansas City KS; a sister Mrs. Oma Tucker of Buffalo; a brother, O.F. Alford, of Bunnell FL; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Prairie Grove Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Pamela - manley_pam@yahoo.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister Naomi Margaret “Oma” Alford Tucker in this compilation.

            Mary Saphronia Alford was the eldest daughter of Jeremiah C. Alford and Jessie Yokley, born 27 Oct 1890 in Dallas Co. MO. She married Charles E. Johnston in 1911. He died 1969.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Sophronia 1890 MO1, Jeremiah C. 1864 MO2, Orlando Dixon 1826 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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MAY SMITH ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 18 February 1955

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. May Alford, 54, of Route 9, died at 5:50 a.m. today in Springfield Baptist Hospital after a lingering illness.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Cherry Grove Baptist Church near Buffalo, and is survived by her husband, T.R. Alford; a son Buell, who is stationed with the Air Force in France; a daughter Mrs. Maxine Rimbey of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Russell of 2032 N. Broadway and Mrs. Ruth Whillock of Urbana; and four grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be under direction of L.B. Jones Funeral Home of Buffalo with burial at New Hope Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Richard Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Buell Alford in this compilation.

            May Smith married Thomas Richard Alford Jr. in Dallas County on March 12, 1921.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

 

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MEDA WATTS ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 10 November 1962

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

ROGERSVILLE—Mrs. Meda Alford, 70, Rogersville, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday at Burge Protestant Hospital after a brief illness. She was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church and is survived by her husband, Bert, and one brother, Claude Watts of Rogersville.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. in the Kelley-Ferrell Chapel…. Burial will be at the Palmetto Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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MILDRED M. ALFORD DAVIS

 

NEWS PRESS

St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO—Friday, 19 Feb 1999

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mildred M. (Alford) Davis, 89, St. Joseph, died Wednesday, Feb 17, 1999 at the home of her daughter, Jenny Jensen in Savannah [Andrew Co.], Mo.

            Mrs. Davis was employed at SS Kresge’s, St. Joseph, until her retirement. She was a member of the Christian Faith.

            Born Aug. 4, 1909 in St. Joseph, she lived there and in Burlington [Coffey Co.], Kan., for several years. She returned to St. Joseph in 1963.

            Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie M. Davis in 1987; her parents Robert W. and Carrie B. Alford, and a brother, Fremont Alford.

            Additional survivors: four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            Graveside service and burial: 1 p.m. Saturday, Ashland Cemetery, St Joseph. Visitation: after 3 p.m. today, Meierhoffer Family Funeral Care, St. Joseph....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred M. Davis (SS# issued in MO), last residence St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO.

            Her father, Robert W. Alford, was b. about 1873 in Dallas Co., MO, the son of Pleasant Holloman “P.H.” Alford and Arsentha L. Monday. Robert married Carrie Edson. Pleasant was the son of John M. Alford and Hannah Holloman.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mildred M. 1909 MO1, Robert W. 1873 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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MILTON WILLIAM ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 28 July 1940

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Funeral services for Milton A. Alford, 87, who died yesterday morning [July 27] in the home of his son, Henry, three miles southwest of Rogersville will be at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the home.

            Surviving are two other sons, George and Everett of Springfield; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Young of Rogersville, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was a pioneer resident of the Rogersville vicinity. He went there from Tennessee when a child.

            Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery under direction of the Kelley-Ferrell Funeral Home of Rogersville.

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Ann Humble Alford; his children Everett Alford, James Henry Alford, Effie G. Young Alford, and George D. Alford; his mother, Grazilda Menees Alford; and his brothers John Allen Alford, Oliver C. Alford, and George Monroe Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA has his name as Milton Williamson Alford, but his death certificate says he is Milton William Alford.

            He married Mary Ann Humble (1862-1941), Aug. 3, 1878, in Greene County, MO, and they had four children: Effie G. (1881), James Henry (1884), George D. (1891), and Everett (1895). They also had a son Ellis W. who was born Sep. 19, 1894, died June 20, 1896, and is buried in Palmetto Cemetery.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Milton William 1853 TN1, William Henry Denton 1811 NC2.

 

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MINNIE M. ALVORD DUTRO

 

Source unknown, but probably:

DAILY CHRONICLE HERALD

Macon, Macon Co., MO—_____ December 1919

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

From Phyllis E. Mears, Macon County Missouri Obituaries 1904–1920, (Decorah, IA: The Anundsen Publishing Co., n.d.), Book 3, p 344.

 

            Mrs. Minnie M. Dutro died 10 December 1919 in Kansas City, Mo. Minnie M. Alvord was born in New York state 28 November 1867. She was married to George M. Dutro in Independence, Mo. 30 April 1890, two children were born to this union, Grace who died in infancy and John of Kansas City.

            Besides the husband and son she leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. J.H. Faulkner of Mohall [Renville Co.], N.D.; Mrs. Tom Daugherty of Ennis [Ellis Co.], Texas; Mrs. Stella Crosson of Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. F.F. Snyder of Nara Visa [Quay Co.], N.M.; Mrs. Geo. Willey of Clarence, Mo.; Mrs. John March, Mrs. W.H. Wreidt and Frank Alvord of Macon, Mo.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Cyrus James Alvord; and her sister Daisy Ruth Alvord Willey in this compilation.

            AAFA’s MO marriage records list Minnie Alvord married George Dutro in 1890 in Clay Co., MO.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Minnie M. 1867 NY1, Cyrus James 1833 NY2, Zelotes 1790 VT3, Phineas 1763 VT4, Phineas 1737 VT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [Alford] 1575 England10, William 1547 England11, Alexander 1509 England12, John 1475 England13.

 

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MURIAL “DOLLY” MELVIN ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 17 June 1979

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

NIANGUA [Webster Co.]—Services for Mrs. Dolly Alford, 69, Niangua, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Fraker Chapel, Marshfield…. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died at 6:50 p.m. Saturday [June 16] in the Cox Medical Center, Springfield, after a long illness. She was a member of the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, Grovespring.

            Survivors include her husband, Bid; a son, Glen, Lebanon; a brother, Eugene Melvin, Alameda CA; a sister, Mrs. Vera Abbott, Aztec NM, and one grandchild....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Muriel Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 July 1909.

            See the obituary of her husband, Oreth “Bid” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NADINE J. DUDLEY ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 6 January 1990

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

BRANSON [Taney Co.]—Services for Nadine J. Alford, 58, Branson, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth, MI. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Plymouth. Local arrangements are under direction of Snapp’s Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, a sales clerk, died at 6 a.m. Thursday [January 4] in her home after a sudden illness.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that N. J. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 23 Aug 1931 and died, apparently recorded incorrectly, on 15 Jan 1990, last residence not listed.

            These abbreviated obituaries of her brother provide the names of her parents:

 

MARYSVILLE ADVOCATE

Marysville, KS—Thursday, 18 July 2002

 

            The Rev. C. James “Jim” Dudley Jr., 72, Branson, Mo., died May 24, 2002, in Skaggs Community Health Center, Branson....

            He was born in Richmond [Sagadahoc Co.], Maine, April 7, 1930, the son of Charles James and Annie Laurie Dudley....

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Lois; and a sister, Nadine Alford....

 

From Miscellaneous Wayne County, Michigan Obituaries:

 

            Services for the Rev. C. James (Jim) Dudley, 72, of Branson, Mo. formerly of Plymouth were Friday, May 31 from Schrader-Howell Funeral Home in Plymouth... and burial following at Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth.

            The Rev. Dudley was born April 7, 1930 in Richmond, Maine and died May 24 in Branson. He spent several childhood years in Plymouth....

            Preceding in death were his first wife, Lois and sister Nadine Alford....

 

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NAOMI MARGARET “OMA” ALFORD TUCKER

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 2 January 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

BUFFALO [Dallas Co.]—Services for Oma M. Tucker, 93, Buffalo, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Montgomery-Viets Chapel. Burial will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Tucker, a homemaker, died at 5:25 p.m. Monday [Dec. 31] in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oma M. Tucker (SS# issued in MO) was born 15 Oct 1897 and died _____ Dec 1990, last residence Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her sister Mary Saphronia Alford Johnston in this compilation.

            This is Naomi Margaret Alford, born Oct. 15, 1897, the daughter of Jeremiah C. Alford and Jessie Yokley of the Dallas County family. She married Everett M. Tucker in 1919 and he died in 1957. They are listed on the 1930 census in South Benton, Dallas Co., MO, with 3 children: Kenneth E. 9, Carla A. 7, and Mary B. 5.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Naomi Margaret 1897 MO1, Jeremiah C. 1864 MO2, Orlando Dixon 1826 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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NATHAN ALFORD

 

BUFFALO REFLEX

Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—Wednesday, 3 January 1990

Published in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Funeral services for Nathan Alford were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 2, in the Cantlon Chapel…. Escorts were David Alford, Jim Alford, Dean Hicks, Deryl Bradley, Hal Chapman, Donnie Chapman and Robert Chapman. Interment was in the Garden of Memory Cemetery under the direction of the Cantlon Funeral Home.

            Nathan Alford, son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Maddux) Alford, was born Aug. 11, 1906 near Plad and died Saturday evening, Dec. 30, 1989 in the Maranatha Manor, Springfield. He was 83 years, four months and 11 days of age.

            As a young man he taught school in rural schools for 10 years before becoming a rural mail carrier. He carried mail out of the Plad Post Office before transferring to the Tunas Post Office. He started carrying mail in 1935 and retired in 1973.

            He was united in marriage to Miss Virginia Chapman on March 9, 1940, at Marshfield. They resided in the Pleasant Hill community on their farm their entire married life. He was a well known farmer and stockman.

            He was a member of the Masonic orders including the Royal Arch and Commandary of Bolivar, and the Scottish Rite of Joplin.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Marvin Alford and a brother that died in infancy; and one sister Morine Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Virginia of the home; one brother, Parker Alford, Buffalo; and one sister, Grace Knight, Lee’s Summit.

 

In another article:

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Mon, 1 January 1990

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

TUNAS—Services for Nathan “Nat” Alford, 83, Tunas [Dallas Co.], will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cantlon Chapel. Burial will be in the Garden of Memory Cemetery under direction of the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford, a retired rural mail carrier, died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday in Maranatha Village, Springfield, after a long illness....

 

Photo from Garden of Memories Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1989) dates of Nathan Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Tunas, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Mary Margaret Alford Butcher, Marvin Alford, and Parker Dean Alford in this compilation.

            Nathan was the son of Robert Franklin “Frank” Alford and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Maddux of the Dallas County family. He married Virginia Chapman, and they had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Nathan 1906 MO1, Robert Franklin 1861 MO2, Orlando Dixon 1826 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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NELLY MONROE ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT ARGUS

Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—Thursday, 20 May 1943

 

            Funeral services for Monroe Alford, 66, farmer residing 2 1/2 miles northwest of Hayti, were held Sunday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock at the home of a daughter in Hayti, with the Rev. D.K. Foster, pastor of the Caruthersville Baptist Church, conducting the services. Interment was in Little Prairie cemetery, with LaForge service.

            Mr. Alford was born Nov. 21, 1876, at Trenton, Tenn., the son of Tom and Martha Alford. He succumbed May 15th at his farm home. He had resided in Pemiscot County for 34 years, and was well known in this vicinity.

            He was first married in his early twenties to Minnie Milligan, and to this union was born three children, one of whom survives, Jesse Alford, of Hughes, Ark.

            He was later married to Mollie Young, and to this union was born eight children, seven of whom survive. They are Mrs. Frank Bell, Hayti; Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Deering; Mrs. Harvey Jones, Netherlands; Mrs. C.W. Stout, Perkins; William Alford, Deering; Albert Alford, Hayti; and Miss Martha Alford, who resides at the home.

            Also surviving are 31 grandchildren, one, Ray Bell, being with the armed forces in Australia. Five great grandchildren also survive, as does one brother, Frank Alford, of Caruthersville.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Eugene “Mollie” Young Alford; and children Martha Lou Alford Terrett, Pauline Estella Alford Stout, and William Gus “Bud” Alford in this compilation.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Nelly Monroe 1876 TN1, Thomas Jefferson 1845 TN2, William 1780 VA3.

 

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NETTIE FLORENCE ALFORD FOWLER

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 17 June 1972

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO—Mrs. Nettie Florence Fowler, 84, of 517 East Madison Street, Buffalo, died Thursday night [June 15] after being stabbed more than 20 times with two kitchen knives by an unknown assailant in an apparent robbery. The death has been ruled a homicide and the investigation continues. Mrs. Dorothy Smithpeter, Mrs. Fowler’s daughter, found her mother’s body at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

            In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Fowler is survived by a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Buffalo First Christian Church…. Burial will be in Oak Lawn under direction of Jones-Cantlon.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Underwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Bessie M. Alford Maddux, Stella B. Alford Butler, and Elizabeth Margaret Alford Lindsey in this compilation. (Sister Lova Kendall died in Taylor Co., TX.)

            Her gravestone, which spells her name Nette, says she died on June 16, but her obituary says she died on June 15.

            Nettie Florence Alford was one of the daughters of Charles H. Alford and Fannie Leslie, born 27 Sept 1887 in Dallas Co., MO. Her four sisters preceded her in death. She married Samuel P. Fowler on 21 June 1905 in Dallas Co., and daughter Dorothy was born in 1909. Dorothy married Wilburn J. Smithpeter (1907–1989) about 1929, and they had a daughter, Sara Beth, who was married twice, to Bryce Bradley and Glenn Sipes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nettie Florence 1887 MO1, Charles H. 1856 MO2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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NORA E. HALEY ALFORD CARPENTER

 

CHRISTIAN COUNTY REPUBLICAN

Ozark, Christian Co., MO—Friday, 29 January 1960

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Nora E. Carpenter, 80, who died Wednesday, Jan 20, were held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Chaffin Funeral Home.... Burial will be in the Ozark Cemetery.

            She was united in marriage to Arthur A. Alford, June 26, 1905. He preceded her in death September 14, 1926. On April 20, 1938, she was united in marriage to J.A. Carpenter who also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Kansas City. Survivors include two brothers, Herbert Haley, Ozark and John F. Haley, Springfield, Mo., one step-daughter, Mrs. Anna Johnson of Kansas City, Kan.; two nephews, Donald Harper of Ozark and Raymond Haley of Illinois and one niece, Juanita Dawson, Springfield, Mo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            She was the daughter of John and Tennis (Given) Haley; married first Albert Arthur Alford, with whom she shares a tombstone in the City of Ozark Cemetery, Ozark, MO.

 

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NORMA C. ALFORD VANDERVOORT

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Friday, 14 January 1994

 

            Norma C. Vandervoort, 80, east Kansas City, died Jan. 12, 1994, at the Independence Regional Health Center.

            Cremation. Mrs. Vandervoort was born in Oak Grove in Jackson County and lived there until moving to Kansas City 45 years ago. She was a Methodist.

            Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Vandervoort, Independence, and Paula Jean Wait, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Willis Ambrose, Orlando, Fla., and Ethleen Clutter, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Jackson Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from RonMac – no email

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norma C. Vandervoort (SS# issued in MO) was born 29 March 1913, last residence Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO.

            Buried next to the Vandervoorts are Lee Chalmar Alford and his wife, Evelyn Thomas Alford. Norma is Lee’s sister.

            Her lineage: Norma C. 1913 MO1, Orville Charles 1883 MO2, Charles L. 1843 VA3, James 1793 VA4, Joseph 1767 IR/VA5, John 1735 IR6.

 

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NORMAN DWIGHT HALFORD

 

STANDARD DEMOCRAT

Sikeston, Scott Co., MO—26 July 2004

 

            Norman Dwight Halford, 58, died July 22, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

            Born Nov. 3, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Waymon and Cecile (Brotherton) Halford, he graduated in 1964 from Bell City High School. A U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a farmer and member of Hooe Baptist Church in Oran.

            On April 19, 1968, at Oran, he married Rita Stanfield who survives of the home.

            Also surviving are a son, Bradley Dwight Halford of Bell City; and his sister, Margaret Kinder of Painton. His brother preceded him in death.

            Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, where services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The Revs. J.D. McClard and Chad Bles will officiate.

            Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.

 

Photo from Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Photographer is Anonymous – no way to contact

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Cecile Myra Brotherton Halford; and his brother Gary Waymon Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Norman Dwight 1945 MO1, Waymon 1917 AR2, Bunion 1895 AR3, John 1858 MO4.

 

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OLA PEARL ALFORD PATTERSON

Mother of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ November 1988

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Patterson, Ola P. (nee Alford), resting in the arms of the Lord, on Thurs., Nov. 17, 1988, beloved wife of John E. Patterson, dearest mother of Jeanne Epps, loving grandmother of John, David, Kathy and Mark Epps, dear sister of Violet Rahn and the late Alan, Verna Mae and Donald Alford, dear mother-in-law of Paul Epps, our dear great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt and friend.

            Funeral from John Stygar & Son Chapel, 9825 Halls Ferry Rd., on Sat., November 19 at 10:30 a.m. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Donations to the Baptist Home in Ironton, MO....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ola P. Patterson (SS# issued in MO) was born 29 Aug 1903, last residence St. Louis, MO.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Kinchen Warren Alford Sr. and Bertha Beatrice Tucker Alford; and siblings Allen Clay Alford, Donald Edmund Alford, Kinchen Warren Alford Jr., and Verna Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Ola Pearl Alford was born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH. Ola and John Earl Patterson were married 18 Aug 1928 in St. Louis.

            Her lineage: Ola Pearl 1903 OH1, Kinchen Warren 1871 AL2, James Clay 1846 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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OLIVER C. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 10 April 1957

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Oliver C. Alford, 94, a lifelong resident of Greene and Webster Counties, died last night at 11:30 o’clock. His home was at Rogersville. He was a retired farmer.

            Survivors are two daughters; Mrs. Maggie Dennis, Downey CA, and Mrs. Lula Tillman, Rogersville; a son, Bert Alford, Rogersville; a brother, Monroe Alford, Springfield; a sister Mrs. Irena Hendricks, Missoula MT, three grandchildren and four great-­grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Rogersville Methodist Church. Burial will be in Palmetto Cemetery under direction of Kelley-Ferrell-Conner.

 

Photo from Palmetto Cemetery, Palmetto, Greene Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Henry Edge

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife Mary E. Pickel Alford; his children Bert Alford and Lula Frances Alford Tillman; his mother, Grazilda Menees Alford; and his brothers George Monroe Alford, Milton William Alford, and John Allen Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA has his name as Oliver Cromwell Alford, but his death certificate says he is Oliver Columbus Alford.

            Oliver was one of the younger children of William D. and Grazilda Menees Alford of the Greene County Alfords. He married Mary Pickel in 1877 and they had four children. Son Harold (of Catoosa OK in 1944) must have preceded him in death as did his wife in 1944.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Oliver C. 1862 MO1, William Henry Denton 1811 NC2.

 

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ONARD LEE HALFORD

 

OZARK COUNTY TIMES

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Wednesday, 20 March 1996

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Funeral services for Onard Lee Halford, 70, of Bakersfield, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 20, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains.

            Mr. Halford died at 11 a.m., Sunday, March 17, 1996, at St. John’s Regional Health Care Center in Springfield.

 

Photo from Bakersfield Cemetery, Bakersfield, Ozark Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P ORF

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Onard L. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 13 Oct 1925, last residence Bakersfield, Ozark Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his cousins Frank H. Halford and James David Halford in this compilation.

            Onard was the son of Isaac Newton Halford and Alta Kirkland.

            His HALFORD lineage: Onard Lee 1925 MO1, Isaac Newton 1903 MO2, David Edward 1864 MO3, Sirrel 1821 TN4.

 

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ORETH “BID” ALFORD

 

MARSHFIELD MAIL

Marshfield, Webster Co., MO—Wednesday, 10 April 1996

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Oreth “Bid” Alford, 86, Lebanon, formerly of Grovespring [Wright Co.], died April 3, 1995, at Webco Manor [Marshfield]. Mr. Alford was a retired farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Murial “Dolly.”

            Survivors include one son, Glenn, Lebanon; one grand-daughter, and two great-grandsons.

            Graveside services were Friday at Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Niangua…. Services were under the direction of Arthur’s Colonial Chapel, Marshfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oreth Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 June 1909, last residence Niangua, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wife Murial “Dolly” Melvin Alford; his parents, Jessie H. Alford and Hulda Martha Wilkinson Alford; and his brothers Claude Harrison Alford and Everett “Vert” Alford in this compilation.

            Bid was one of the twins who were the youngest of the children of Jesse H. Alford and Hulda Wilkinson of the Wright County Alfords.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Oreth 1909 MO1, Jessie H. 1866 MO2, Riley 1832 NC3, William 1803 NC4.

 

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OWEN B. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 25 May 1992

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993 and Summer 1997

 

            Owen B. Alford, 82, Springfield, passed away at 10:40 a.m. Saturday [May 23] in Cox Medical Center South.

            Mr. Alford was born Feb. 8, 1910, near Buffalo, the son of Luther and Mayme Alford. He was united in marriage Dec. 23, 1939, to Evelyn Campbell of Galena KS. A graduate of Joplin High School, he attended college in Tahlequah OK and Teachers College, Pittsburg KS. He taught school for 17 years in the states of OK, KS, and MO, and operated a bakery for 10 years in Dallas TX. Mr. Alford returned to Joplin in 1954 as a district sales manager for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, retiring from there after 20 years of service. He also worked for Delta Dental for 13 years. He was a 32nd Degree member of Washington Masonic Lodge, Dallas TX, and a member of College Street Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; a nephew, Robert Stevens; two great-nephews; several cousins; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Blanche Stevens.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Ayre-Goodwin-Lee Heritage Home at Rivermonte…. Burial will follow in Rivermonte Memorial Gardens….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Owen B. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Evelyn Campbell Alford; and his father, Luther Lafaytt Alford in this compilation.

            One of the Dallas County Alfords, Owen was one of two children of Luther L. Alford and Mayme Norman. His sister Blanche married Aubrey Stevens and their son, the nephew mentioned above, was Robert Alford Stevens. He married Glenda Diane Charles in 1971, at which time his father (Aubrey Stevens) was deceased but his mother was still alive. Owen and Evelyn had no children.    

            His lineage: Owen B. 1910 MO1, Luther Lafaytt 1884 MO2, William H. 1856 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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PAMELA SUE ROBERTS HALFORD

 

ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Saturday, 7 March 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Halford, Pamela, March 5, 1998, dear wife of Eddie Halford, dear mother of Michelle McCollister, Dawn, Mrs. Bill Zehner, Crystal Halford, dear sister of Donald and (Snookie) Roberts, Franklin Roberts, dear grandmother of Brandon and Colton Orlando, Corey and Ryan McCollister, Allison Zehner, dear daughter-in-law of Dora Mae Halford, dear sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend.

            In state at C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home, Bonne Terre [St. Francois Co.], Saturday at 7 p.m. Chapel service Sunday at 2 p.m. Interment at Marvin Chapel Cemetery. She was employed by St. Louis Police Dept for 27 years.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

St. Francois Co., MO—_____ March 1998

 

From Farmington Public Library Genealogy – Obituaries, St. Francois Co., MO

 

            Pamela Halford, 49, of St. Louis died on March 5, 1998, at her residence.

            Halford was born on July 29, 1948, in Bonne Terre. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Henrietta (Pratte) Roberts.

            Halford is survived by her husband Eddie Halford of St. Louis, three daughters Michelle McCollister of St. Louis, Dawn (Mrs. Bill) Zehner of O’Fallon, and Crystal Halford of St. Louis, mother-in-law Dora Mae Halford of Poplar Bluff, two brothers Donald and wife Snookie Roberts of Bonne Terre and Franklin Roberts of London, England. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brandon and Colton Orlando, Corey and Ryan McCollister, and Allison Zehner.

            Visitation will be Saturday at 7 p.m. at the C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the C.Z. Boyer and Son Chapel, with the Rev. John Hoos. Burial will be at the Marvin Chapel.

 

 

Photo from Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Bonne Terre, St. Francois Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Molly H – no email

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pamela S. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 29 July 1948, last residence St. Louis, MO.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, Gerald A. Halford, in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave, which includes her middle name, says she was the daughter of Willis Oman Roberts and Henrietta M. Pratte.

 

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PARIS SHINE ALFORD JENNINGS

 

STEELE ENTERPRISE

Steele, Pemiscot Co., MO—Friday, 24 April 1959

 

            Mrs. Paris Jennings, 72, died at the Hayti Hospital Monday morning [April 20] after several months of illness. She was born in West [Holmes Co.], MS, and moved to the Micola community 46 years ago.

            Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church at Micola Friday afternoon (today) at three o’clock.... Interment will be in Maple Cemetery at Caruthersville with German Funeral Home of Steele in charge.

            Surviving are two sons, Arthur and Marvin, both of Micola; two daughters, Mrs. Blanche Pounds, Highland, California, and Mrs. Alberta Huckaba of Micola; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Bigham, Braggadocio, and Mrs. Grace McCrary of San Francisco.

 

Photo from Little Prairie Cemetery, Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Meales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her first husband, George Bedford Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; and of her daughter Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            Her first husband’s lineage: George Bedford 1880 MS1, Patrick 1841 MS2, John 1801 GA3.

 

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PARKER DEAN ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 10 January 1993

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

TUNAS [Dallas Co.]—Services for Parker Dean Alford, 89, Tunas, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home, Buffalo. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, near Tunas.

            Mr. Alford, a retired farmer, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in his home....

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Long Lane, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Underwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Parker D. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 30 Sept 1902, last residence Tunas, Dallas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Mary Margaret Alford Butcher, Marvin Alford, and Nathan Alford in this compilation.

            This is another Dallas County Alford, son of Robert Franklin “Frank” Alford and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Maddux. Parker married Sophie Smith on 4 Feb 1939 in Dallas Co., and their children were Nancy Carol (1943) and Jimmy Dean (1945).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Parker Dean 1903 MO1, Robert Franklin 1861 MO2, Orlando Dixon 1826 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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PATRICIA MARIE ALFORD DONLEY

 

BUFFALO REFLEX

Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—1 March 2011

 

Patricia Donley

Jan. 27, 1951-Feb. 27, 2011

 

            Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Buffalo First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Haupt officiating. Recorded music by her daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Chris Green, will be played. Burial is in Reynolds Cemetery under the direction of Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home of Buffalo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bolivar Humane Society.

            Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

            Escorts are Gary Edgcomb, Joe Dampier, Steve Dampier, Chris Green, Larry Kilroy and Vic Rowden.

            Patricia Donley was born Jan. 27, 1951, in Buffalo, the daughter of Bertram and Mildred (Stafford) Alford. She died Feb. 27, 2011, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, following a brain aneurysm.

            She was baptized in to the Buffalo First Baptist Church in 1960.

            She was united in marriage with Gene Donley on June 20, 1969, at her parents’ home in Buffalo.

            She was a dental assistant in Bolivar and also showed Missouri Foxtrotter horses where she won a world championship last year. She had many friends from her love of horses and all animals.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Aaron Donley in 1975; and her father in 1984.

            Survivors include her husband, Gene;’ one daughter, Gina and husband, Chris Green, Bolivar; a granddaughter, Claire Green, Bolivar; her mother, Mildred Alford-Richter; two sisters: Janice and husband, Dewey Bramwell, Buffalo, and Jacquelyn and husband, Daryl Beck, Pleasant Hill; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia Marie Donley (SS# issued in MO), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father, Bertram Noah “Bert” Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Patricia Marie 1951 MO1, Bertram Noah 1916 MO2, Robert Daniel 1874 MO3, William 1844 TN4, John M. 1821 TN5, John 1786 NC/TN6.

 

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PATRICIA DELPHIA ALFORD BREWER

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 23 Sept 1967

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Mrs. Patricia D. Brewer, 46, was found dead of an apparent heart attack at her apartment, 427 South Kimbrough, by another tenant at 4 p.m. Friday.

            Formerly of St. Louis, Mrs. Brewer had been a resident of Springfield the past 18 months. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

            Surviving are three sons, Lee. C., Charles, and Daniel, all of St. Louis; a brother Denton Alford, Myrtle [Oregon Co., MO]; and three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Maynard, West Memphis, AR, Mrs. George Roy, Las Vegas, and Mrs. Sylvia Byrd, Memphis TN.

            Arrangements are by Herman Lohmeyer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her siblings Denton Carl Alford and Faye D. Alford Maynard in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Patricia Delphia about 1921 AR1, Charles A. 1888 MO2, William Owen 1859 TN3, Alexander Dixon 1826 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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PAUL HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 24 August 1987

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

MOUNTAIN GROVE [Wright Co.]—Services for Paul Halford, 58, Mountain Grove, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Brushy Knob Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt-Bradley Funeral Home.

            Mr. Halford died Sunday morning [Aug 23] in his home after a long illness.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 7 Jan 1929 and died _____ Aug 1987, last residence Mountain Grove, Wright Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Chandler Halford and Martha Sarah Coy Halford; and his siblings Thelma Halford, Ervin Lester Halford, and Vernie Halford in this compilation.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife Susan, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page.

            His HALFORD lineage: Paul 1929 MO1, Thomas Chandler 1893 MO2, John Thomas 1857 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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PAULINE ESTELLA ALFORD STOUT

 

DEMOCRAT ARGUS

Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—_____ September 1993

 

            Mrs. Pauline W. Stout, 77, of Hayti, died Sept. 7, 1993 in Memphis. Born Nov. 28, 1915 at Steele, she was the daughter of Nelly Monroe and Mary E. Young Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, C.W. Stout of Hayti; Two sons, Edgar and Donald Stout, both of Michigan City, Ind.; Five daughters, Patricia Latham of Danville, Ark., Mary Hamilton of Benton Harbor, Mich., Wanda Capps of Caruthersville, Peggie Dorr of Ballwin, Mo., and Brenda Shaver of Bristow, Okla.; A brother, Albert Alford of Morresville, Ind.; Two sisters, Martha Terrett of Hayti and Myrtle Jones of Calvert City, Ky.; Twenty-two grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and two sisters.

            Services were Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at John W. German Funeral Home chapel in Hayti, the Rev. Eugene E. Meadows officiating, with burial in Little Prairie Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pauline E. Stout (SS# issued in MO), last residence Hayti, Pemiscot Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Nelly Monroe Alford and Mary Eugene “Mollie” Young Alford; and siblings Martha Lou Alford Terrett and William G. “Bud” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Pauline Estella 1915 MO1, Nelly Monroe 1876 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1845 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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PAULINE MAXINE RHOADES HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 26 July 1992

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

NORWOOD [Wright Co.]—Services for Pauline M. Halford, 71, Norwood, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Bergman-Miller Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be in Oak Forest Cemetery, south of Norwood.

            Mrs. Halford, a retired shoe factory employee, died at 9:49 p.m. Thursday in St. John’s Regional Health Center, Springfield….

 

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Source unknown

MO—_____ July 1992

From Oak Forest Community, Norwood, Douglas Co, Mo

 

            Funeral services for Pauline Halford, 71, Norwood, were held Monday, July 27, 1992, at the Bergman-Miller Funeral Home in Mansfield, with burial in the Oak Forest Cemetery, south of Norwood.

            Pauline Halford died Thursday, July 23, 1992, at the St. John’s Regional Medical Center following a long illness.

            She was retired from Tobin-Hamilton Shoe Factory in Mansfield after working 26 years. She attended First Freewill Baptist Church in Mountain Grove.

            Survivors include her husband, Ervin; one son, Boyd Halford, Centerville, Iowa; one daughter, Judy Bradshaw, and husband, Bill, Norwood; three grandchildren, Steve, Doug, and Christy, all of Norwood; four brothers, Omer Rhoades, Morrow Bay [sic: Morro Bay], Calif., Dean Rhoades, Lebanon, MO, Clyde Rhoades, Tulare, Calif., and Jess Rhoades, Mansfield; five sisters, Connie Schudy, Norwood, Margaret Faverty, Springfield, Ruth Logan, La Mesa, Calif., Loretta Kelly, Norwood, and Hester Moles, Ava.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline M. Halford (SS# issued in MI) was born 17 May 1921, last residence Norwood, Wright Co., MO.

            Pauline Maxine Rhoades was the daughter of Kelly Rhoades and Carrie M. Shultz, whose family is enumerated on the 1930 census in Clay, Douglas Co., MO.

 

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PEGGY I. SCOTT ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Mon, 11 April 1994

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Peggy I. Alford, 71, Springfield, passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, April 10, 1994, in Meadowbrook Manor, Springfield.

            Mrs. Alford, a retired title clerk for Hogan Land Title Company, was born on Feb. 24, 1923, in Newton KS to Walter and Wilma Adams Scott. She was married on Oct. 28, 1944, to Dale Van Alford in Niangua. Mrs. Alford was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Wilma and Donald York; her father Walter Scott; a daughter, Carol Diane Clark, in 1976; and two brothers, Deryl and Willard Scott.

            She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Dale; two daughters, Paula Brewer, Kansas City, and Vicki Hampton, Springfield; and two grandsons, Zachary Scida, Fresno CA, and Andrew Brewer, Kansas City.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 1994, in Thieme, a Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery….

            Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1423 N. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65802.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Carol Diane Alford Matthews Clark; and her husband’s parents, Everett “Vert” Alford and Ila Jane Latimer Alford, in this compilation.

            Peggy was the first wife of Dale Alford. Dale married Sylvia Maxine Hendrix in December 1994 after Peggy’s death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dale 1922 MO1, Everett 1894 MO2, Jessie H. 1866 MO3, Riley 1832 NC4, William 1803 NC5.

 

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PETER HALFORD

 

THE STAR

Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO—Tuesday, 24 September 1991

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Peter Halford, 100, southwest Kansas City, died Sept. 23, 1991, at Saint Joseph Health Center. Mr. Halford was born July 26, 1891, in Denmark and had lived in Kansas City since 1929. He was a business broker, retiring in 1979. He was a member of the Kansas City Board of Realtors for 50 years. He was a member and assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 11 and a member of the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a member of the Shepherd’s Center.

            Survivors include a son, Richard K. Halford, Overland Park; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McGilley State Line Chapel; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peter Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence not listed.

            Peter, age 38 b. Denmark real estate dealer, and his wife Louise, age 24 b. Kansas, are in Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, in 1930. They had been married 2 years. Peter emigrated in 1916.

 

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PETER W. HALLFORD

 

Source unknown

Clinton, Henry Co., MO—_____ June 1928

 

From Henry County Missouri Obituaries

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            P.W. Hallford was born October 15, 1851, in Moniteau county, Mo. He moved to Henry county in March 1866, with his parents, where he had spent his entire life. He was married December 24, 1874 to Almira Parks, with whom he walked the path of life until just seven weeks ago, today, when his dear companion preceded him into the Great Beyond, after an illness of five months of great suffering with a complication of diseases. Mr. Hallford passed away the afternoon of June 15.

            He was a typical pioneer settler, honest, upright and self-dependent. For 50 years he lived in the house he built with his own hands. He was a good neighbor, sharing in work and sickness, when he could. He leaves four brothers—J.H. Hallford of Coal; S.P. of Clinton, and J. T. and S.D., of Portersville, Calif., and two sisters—Mrs. W.G. Young, of Coal; Mrs. W.H. Mills, of Eaton, Colo.

            Relatives and friends did all possible in the last sickness for both Mr. and Mrs. Hallford. A kind providence allowed this couple, who had lived together 54 years to be reunited again after a short separation. His brother J.H., and wife moved in with him and tenderly looked after his wants until he passed away. His body was laid to rest beside his wife, who had recently passed away. Fifty-four years they lived together. They had their joys and sorrows together. Suffered together and one might say they died together, as it had always been their desire to do. Bro. Brown preached a very impressive funeral sermon at Good Hope, Sunday evening, June 17, 1928, to a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends, after which his body was laid to rest in Good Hope cemetery near by to await the resurrection morning.

 

Photo from Good Hope Cemetery, Coal, Henry Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LaDon Brennan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Almira H. Parks Hallford; his parents, Jesse Richard Hallford and Hester Ann Coale Hallford; and his sister Mary Elizabeth Hallford Duden in this compilation.

            On the 1870 census, Peter W. Halford, age 18, is listed with his father’s family in Springfield, Henry Co.

            Information at Good Hope Cemetery: Hallford, Peter W. - b: Oct 15 1851 Moniteau Co, MO - d: Jun 15 1928 - m: Dec 24 1874 to Almira Parks - bur: Jun 17 1928.

            See his death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Peter W. 1851 MO1, Jesse Richard 1824 MO2, Jesse 1781 NC3, John bef.1748 VA4.

 

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PHEBA ALVARETTA “ALLIE” OVERAKER THORNTON HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 10 August 1957

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Mrs. Pheba (Aunt Allie) Halford, 88, died at 9:30 a.m. today at the home of her son, Bert Thornton, 1021 North Clay. She has 212 living descendants.

            Until becoming ill several months ago, she was active in church work at the First Church of God here where she served as Sunday School teacher. She had been a resident of Springfield for 13 years, coming here from Ozark County where she resided most of her life.

            Survivors include two other sons, Dave Thornton, Riverside CA and Earl Thornton, Ellsworth KS; a daughter Zala [Halford] Stout, Riverside CA; 40 grandchildren, 109 great-grandchildren and 59 great-great-grandchildren.

            Also surviving are three stepsons, Jim Halford, Barnsdall OK, Birda Halford, Davenport IA, and Howard Thornton, Mountain Grove; and two stepdaughters, Mrs. Lethea Hall, West Plains and Mrs. Bell Thornton, Mountain Grove. Two sons and two daughters preceded her in death.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trail Church of God, Ozark County…. Burial will be in the Trail Cemetery [Ozark Co., MO] under direction of Ralph Thieme.

            Pallbearers will be grandsons of the deceased, Johnny, Walter, B.D., Ocil, and Earl Thornton Jr. and Van Hall. The body will be at the Thieme Chapel until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

 

Photo from Trail Cemetery, Ozark Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Pheba Alvaretta Overaker was born 31 Aug 1868, in Neosho Co., KS. She was first married to David Thornton (his second wife) and 6 children were born in OK and MO; they were living in Ozark Co., MO, in 1900. David Thornton died in 1904, and she married (2) James Franklin Halford, son of William Luker Halford and Caroline Walker family of Ozark County. (See additional notes under Archibald Halford.) He first married Nancy Ellen Falkner on 30 March 1884 in Ozark Co., MO. He and Nancy had 10 children, some of whom are mentioned as stepchildren above. Nancy died between 1896 and 1900. James Franklin married Pheba 20 April 1906 in Ozark Co., MO, and they had 2 children. James Franklin died 1 July 1939, and is also buried in the Trail Cemetery, where his gravestone says he was b. 15 April 1858.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: James Franklin 1858 TN1, William Luker 1835 TN2, John 1795 SC3.

 

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RACHEL STELLA JAMES ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 1 February 1990

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

NIANGUA [Webster Co.]—Services for Rachel Stella Alford, 77, Niangua, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Arthur’s Colonial Chapel, Marshfield. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodland Manor, Springfield….

 

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MARSHFIELD MAIL

Marshfield, Webster Co., MO—Thursday, 8 February 1990

 

            Rachel Stella Alford, 77, died at Woodland Manor in Springfield Jan. 30, following a short illness.

            Surviving are her husband, Lavell Alford of Niangua; two sons, Bob Alford of Springfield and Bill Alford of Marshfield; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were at Arthurs’ Colonial Chapel, Saturday, Feb 3.... Burial was in the Prospect Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Arthurs’ Colonial Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel S. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 12 Aug 1912, last residence Niangua, Webster Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lavell Ernest Alford; and her grandson Randy A. Alford in this compilation.

 

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RANDY A. ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—30 November 2008

 

            Randy A. Alford, of Springfield, passed away on November 28, 2008, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born on March 10, 1956, the son of Bob and Paula Alford.

            Randy loved spending time with his family, especially on holidays and birthdays. He enjoyed both watching and playing golf, NASCAR, yearly weekend trips to Deer Camp and the Kansas City Chiefs.

            He is survived by his two daughters, Haley and her husband Nathaniel Gillespie and Kaitlyn Alford; two grandchildren, Deontae and Cierah Warren; his parents, Bob and Paula Alford; two sisters, Jennifer Hoover and her husband Rod; Lisa Hight and her husband Kevin; a brother, Chris Alford; nieces and nephews Ashley Schuette and her husband Ryan, Adrienne Hoover, Christin Alford and Hayden Hight; and a host of friends.

            Randy was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lavell and Rachel Alford, and maternal grandparents Paul and Helen Mayfield.

            Visitation will be held in Greenlawn Funeral Home South on December 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Graveside services will be held in Watts Cemetery in Rogersville on December 3, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Randy’s name.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Randy A. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his grandparents, Lavell Ernest Alford and Rachel Stella James Alford in this compilation.

            A marriage record in Douglas Co., MO, lists Bob L. Alford of Niangua, MO, born 18 May 1933 in Niangua, MO, son of Lavell Alford, and Paula Mayfield of Ava, MO, born 22 Aug 1934 in Springfield, MO, married 15 Aug 1953. [Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com)]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Randy A. 1956 MO1, Bob L. 1933 MO2, Lavell Ernest 1914 MO3, Claude Harrison 1889 MO4, Jessie H. 1866 MO5, Riley 1832 NC6, William 1803 NC.

 

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RAYMOND I. ALFORD

Cousin of Delmar Ray Alford, AAFA #0801, and James Posey Alford, AAFA #0021

 

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT

Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO—27 May 2007

 

 

            Raymond I. Alford, 93, of Sedalia, died Friday, May 25, 2007, at his home. He was born Dec. 20, 1913, in Waelder, Texas, a son of William Aaron and Naomi Caroline Jay Alford. On March 14, 1943, in Sedalia, he was married to Helen Geraldine Lemens, who survives of the home.

            He graduated from Thompsonville High School, and attended Central Business College from 1947 to 1948. He joined the service at the age of 13 and served in the Cavalry. He later joined the Army in 1949 and served two years. He later joined the Air Force and served for nine years. He also served in the National Guard for 15 years. He worked for Pittsburgh Corning, and then re-enlisted in the Army. He worked for Zephyr Manufacturing Company, and then retired from the National Guard. He also worked for Boonville School of Training, and the Butterfield Boys Ranch in Marshall. He then worked as a director for the Boys and Girls Club. He also worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart. He attended Bethel Assembly Church in Sedalia. He was a member of the Sedalia Loyal order of the Moose 1492. He liked walking his dog, reading and writing, and history.

            Also surviving are four sons, Ray Alford Jr., of Sedalia, Terry Crabb, of Clifton City, Perry Crabb, of Council Grove, Kan., and Robin Crabb, of Sedalia; seven daughters Virginia Sublett, of Hutchinson, Kan., Sharon Lee, of Kenosha, Wis., Donna Silsby, of Princeton, Kan., Debi Sanders, of Sedalia, Cynthia Hopper, of Sedalia, Carol Bennett, of Sedalia, and Diana Mathews, of Otterville; 32 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

            He was predeceased by a son, William Alva Alford, who died Aug. 10, 1995; a sister, Raye Michulka; three brothers, Frank Alford, Wallace Alford, and John Alford.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Ewing Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Bracy Hill officiating. Pallbearers will be Brandon Hopper, Justin Hampton, Tom White, Jason Alford, Michael Silsby, and James Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Alford, Terry Crabb, Perry Crabb, and Robin Crabb. Burial will be in crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from noon until service time. The family suggests memorial contributions to Bethel Assembly Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

Photo from Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Raymond Alford (SS# issued in TX), but list his birth date as 22 Dec 1913, last residence Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO.

            His lineage: Raymond I. 1913 TX1, William Aaron 1879 TX2, John Posey 1854 TX3, Hatch 1815 NC4, Isaac 1782 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RICHARD A. HALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Friday, 26 September 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Halford, Richard A., of Jefferson County, born April 26, 1944 and died Sept. 23, 1997. Visitation Sat. Sept 27, 12pm until time of service at 3pm at Chapel Hill Mortuary-Cedar Hill, Mo. Interment, Jefferson Barracks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard A. Halford (SS# issued in IA), last residence not listed.

 

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ROBERT DANIEL ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 9 November 1960

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Funeral services for R.D. (Bob) Alford, 86, a lifelong resident of Dallas County, are to be at 2 p.m. Sunday, in Montgomery Chapel, Buffalo…. Burial is to be in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo.

            Mr. Alford died at his home in Buffalo Friday night [Nov.8].

            Survivors include his wife, Sarah; a son, Bert, of Buffalo; a daughter, Mrs. Ione Jones, Bolivar; a sister, Mrs. Allie Winnimore, Denver; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah M. Etheridge Alford; and his children Bertram Noah Alford and Ione F. Alford Jones in this compilation.

            Robert Daniel Alford was born Oct. 9, 1874, to William Alford and Elizabeth Jane Bray of the Dallas County family. He married Sarah Etheridge 3 March 1910 and they had Bernice (1912), Ione (1914) and Bertram Noah (1915). In 1920, this family was in Jackson County, MO. When did Bernice die and where is she buried? She was with the family in Jackson County in 1920.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Daniel 1874 MO1, William 1844 TN2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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ROBERT LEONIDAS ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 31 January 1961

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Robert (Bob) Alford, 82, retired Seymour city clerk and collector, died at 7:30 a.m. today at his home in Seymour.

            He is survived by his wife Amanda; three daughters, Mrs. B.E. Potts, Richmond CA, Mrs. S.C. Shilling, Albuquerque NM, and Mrs. T.H. Dutcher, San Leandro CA; and eight grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Seymour Baptist Church…. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery under direction of Bergman­Miller of Seymour.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Amanda Hoover Alford; and his father, John A. Alford, in this compilation.

            Bob (also called Lee?) was Robert Leonidas Alford, born 1878, the son of John A. Alford and Malisia Clementine Kindrick of the Wright County Alfords. Bob and Amanda Hoover were married in Greene County, Sept. 2, 1904. They had five children, but both sons died young: Zelma (1906), Herbert Eugene (1908–1919), Helen Mary (1910), Robert Dave (1912/1913?–1916), and Mary Elizabeth (1920).

            His lineage: Robert Leonidas 1878 MO1, John A. 1841 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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ROSA MARGARET HUNTER HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Monday, 24 September 1962

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Mrs. Rosa Margaret Halford, 80, of 923 North Prospect died at 8:25 today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rena Rutledge, with whom she was living.

            Mrs. Halford had lived here for the past four years, moving here from Bakersfield. Her husband, Sirrel W. Halford, died in 1953. Mrs. Halford was a member of the Baptist Church.

            She is survived by three sons, Orylan, Wilmington CA, Bill, Bakersfield MO, and Carl of Norman OK; two daughters, Mrs. Rena Rutledge, and Mrs. Myrtle Miller, West Plains; two brothers and three sisters; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

            The body will be transferred from Herman Lohmeyer to Robertson Funeral Home in West Plains for the funeral with burial to follow in Hawkins Ridge Cemetery in Ozark County.

 

Photo from Hawkins Ridge Cemetery, Udall, Ozark Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P ORF

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter Alaska Arrenia “Rena” Halford Rutledge in this compilation, which provides Rosa’s maiden name. We included the obituary of her son Carl F. Halford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Rosa is the widow of Sirrel Walter Halford, who was a grandson of Sirrel Halford and Nancy Catherine Crossnoe [AAFA records say Nancy Casey, but numerous records at Ancestry.com say Crossnoe] of Ozark Co., MO. He was the son of their eldest son James Washington Halford and his wife Arrenia Bean. Their children are named above.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Sirrel Walter 1876 MO1, James Washington 1843 TN2, Sirrel 1821 TN3.

 

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RUTH B. FRANK HANSTEIN ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Thursday, 21 May 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Alford, Ruth B., (nee Frank), 79, Wed., May 20, 1998, beloved wife of Charles T. Alford and the late Edgar Hanstein, dear mother of James T. Martha) Alford, dear grandmother of Thomas, Brian, Michael, Daniel, Robert, Anna Marie and Andrew Alford, dear aunt of Eileen Schain, dear great-aunt of Joan Johnson, Carol Frimel and Betty Hottle. Funeral Fri., May 22, 1:30 p.m. at Baumann Colonial Chapel, 2504 Woodson Rd., Overland. Interment St. Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.... Memorials may be made to the St. Louis Peregrine Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 19 April 1919, last residence St. Louis, MO.

 

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SAMMIE EVERETT HALLFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 7 September 1976

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

EL DORADO SPRINGS [Cedar Co.]—Services for Sam Hallford, 57, El Dorado Springs, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church here…. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery under the direction of Janssens of El Dorado Springs.

            Mr. Hallford died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kansas City after a long illness.

            He was a World War II Army veteran and a construction worker.

            Survivors include his wife, Stella; two sons, Larry, of Branson, and Dennis, still at home; two step-sons, Bob Hightree, Andale KS and Gary Hightree, Rio Hondo TX; two brothers, Raymond of Needles CA and Jim of Kansas City; and two grandchildren.

            Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sammie Hallford (SS# issued in MO) was born 22 Dec 1918 and died _____ Sept 1976, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his son Larry Dean Hallford; and his brother Francis William Hallford in this compilation.

            Sammie’s birth and death certificates are from Hallford Family Tree on Ancestry.com, by Sammie’s daughter-in-law Darlene Hallford. This tree says his wife was Stella Mae Jennings (1924–2006), and his parents were William Jess Hallford (1873–1950) and Della Aldridge (1883–1959).

            Sammie’s birth certificate lists his last name as Halford.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Sammie Everett 1918 MO1, William Jesse 1873 MO2, Francis Marion 1830 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John bef.1748 VA5.

 

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SARAH ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG ALFRED

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 6 March 1970

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Alfred, 82, of 2123 North Rogers, will be in Klingner Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday…. Burial will be in the White Chapel Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alfred died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday [March 5] in Cox Medical Center following a lingering illness.

            Survivors include her husband, Carl, and one son Charles Cowan of the home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of Sarah’s husband, Carl G. Alfred; and her stepchildren Belle E. Alfred Dancey and Charles W. Alfred in this compilation.

            Sarah was the second wife of Carl G. Alfred. They had no children of their own, but Sarah helped raise the three children left when Carl’s first wife Cora died in 1921: Belle, Charles W. and Inez. Sarah was apparently married previously to _____ Cowan.

 

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SARAH M. ETHERIDGE ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 10 October 1965

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO—Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Alford, 80, Buffalo, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Montgomery Chapel here…. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died at 2:15 a.m. Saturday [October 9] at her home here. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buffalo, and was the widow of farmer Robert Alford who died in 1960.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. Her gravestone says she was born 30 July 1885.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Daniel Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Bertram Noah Alford and Ione F. Alford Jones in this compilation.

 

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SHARON JEAN ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 15 November 1992

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Services for Sharon Jean Alford, Springfield, will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Colonial Funeral Chapel. Lebanon. The body will be cremated.

            Mrs. Alford, a telephone lineswoman, died Saturday evening [Nov 14] of injuries suffered when she was hit by a train.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sharon J. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 13 Dec 1955, last residence Fort Gibson, Muskogee Co., OK.

            The identity of this woman is unknown at this time. She apparently was running beside a train that had just come into the Springfield Burlington Northern Railroad yard from St. Louis, when she tripped, hit her head and was run over by the train.

 

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SHEILA G. ALLFORD

 

THE EXAMINER

Independence, Jackson Co., MO—10 October 2009

 

            Sheila G. Allford, 92, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Florida, passed away on July 26, 2009.

            Forever Cremation Society of Kansas City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SUSAN LYNN ALFRED ULRICH

 

Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home

Springfield, MO—_____ March 2009

 

 

            Susan “Sue” Lynn Ulrich, 60, of Springfield, departed this life to begin her heavenly life on Tuesday, March 10, 2009, after a long and valiant struggle with cirrhosis of the liver. She was born December 16, 1948, in Bartlesville, Okla., to Charles and Mary Lou (Whitley) Alfred.

            Sue is survived by her very loving husband of nearly 39 years, Bob Ulrich. They were extremely blessed by their wonderful son, Jamie.

            Sue was preceded in death by her father, Charles Alfred.

            She is survived by her mother, Mary Lou Alfred, Bartlesville, Okla.; her son, Jamie and wife, Jennifer of Franklin, Kan.; her grandson, Preston; her brother, Robert Alfred and wife, Katie, Broken Arrow, Okla.; her brother, Mark Alfred and wife, Joyce, Oklahoma City, Okla.; her sister-in-law, Nancy Bible and husband, Mancil, Littlestown, Pa.; her sister-in-law Donna Tyler, McSherrystown, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

            Not only was she blessed by life, but she was also a blessing to all that she met. She had a tremendous love for her family and friends, and was warm and welcoming to new persons in her life. She had a marvelous outreach through cards, letters and calls. She greatly enjoyed counseling at church camp and being an inspiration to teens at Happenings and other youth events. Her handcrafted necklaces, anklets and bracelets that were all freely given with love, are still worn by many after several years. All who knew her were enriched by her.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009, in St. James Episcopal Church, with Fr. Ross Stuckey officiating.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. James Episcopal Church Building Fund, 2645 Southern Hills Blvd., Springfield, MO 65804.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Susan Ulrich (SS# issued in OK), last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Mary Lou Whitley Alfred, in Oklahoma Obituaries.

 

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SUSAN MELINDA ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—16 November 1917

 

            Miss Susie Alford, 43 years old, a teacher in the Lafayette County public schools the last twenty-five years, died today at the home of her mother, Mrs. Florence Alford, 4511 St. John Avenue. In recent years and until two weeks ago she taught in the Concordia, Mo., schools.

            Miss Alford is survived by her mother, Mrs. Florence Alford, four sisters, Sena Alford, Florence Alford, and Anna Alford of Kansas City, and Mrs. Harry St. Clair of Lexington, Mo., and one brother, Freeman Alford of Kansas City.

            Burial at Lexington Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: Susan was the daughter of Robert Morrow Alford (1848–1900) and Florence Elizabeth Barrows.

            See her death certificate in Alford Death Records, Missouri.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Susan Melinda 1874 MO1, Robert Morrow 1848 MO2, Thomas 1818 VA3, James 1779 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 MD6.

 

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STELLA B. ALFORD BUTLER

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 10 October 1969

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

BUFFALO—Mrs. Stella B. Butler, 87, of Buffalo, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday [October 9] in the Cox Medical Center, Springfield, where she had been a patient for three weeks.

            Mrs. Butler was a lifelong resident of Buffalo, a member of the First Baptist Church in Buffalo and recently celebrated her 71st wedding anniversary.

            Survivors include her husband, J.C.; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Jones of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Lova Kendall of Abiline TX, and Mrs. Nettie Fowler of Buffalo; one grandson, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild....

            Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church…. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery under direction of Jones-Cantlon of Buffalo.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Bessie M. Alford Maddux, Nettie Florence Alford Fowler, and Elizabeth Margaret Alford Lindsey in this compilation. (Sister Lova Kendall died in Taylor Co., TX.)

            Stella Alford was born 12 Jan 1882 in Dallas Co., MO, one of the five daughters of Charles H. Alford and Fanny Leslie of the Dallas County Alfords. Stella married Jacob C. Butler on 28 June 1898, and their daughter Bonnie was born in 1900.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Stella B. 1882 MO1, Charles H. 1856 MO2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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TERRY ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Saturday, 5 July 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Terry Alford, 15, son of Jerry Williams and Eddie Alford, central Kansas City, MO. Passed away June 30, 1997 in Central Kansas City, MO.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at the E.R. Morris Funeral Chapel, 4316 Troost Ave; burial in Blue Ridge Lawn Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, MO....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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THELMA HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 8 December 1962

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

AVA—Miss Thelma Halford, 48, of Brushy Knob [Douglas Co.], died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at her home. She had been ill for about two years. Survivors are her mother, Mrs. Martha Halford of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Maddox, Tulare CA, and Mrs. Eula Sears of Rosehill KS; three brothers, Ervin of Norwood, Vernie of Ava, and Paul of Mountain Grove.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Brushy Knob Church…. Burial will be in the Brushy Knob Cemetery under direction of Clinkingbeard.

            Miss Halford was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church of Mountain Grove.

 

            AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Chandler Halford and Martha Sarah Coy Halford; and brothers Paul Halford, Ervin Lester Halford, and Vernie Halford in this compilation.

            Thelma was born 29 Dec 1913. She never married.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Thelma 1913 MO1, Thomas Chandler 1893 MO2, John Thomas 1857 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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THOMAS CHANDLER HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 4 January 1962

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            The Rev. Thomas C. Halford, 68, of Norwood, died Tuesday at 9 p.m. He was a minister of the Free Will Baptist Church and a retired farmer. He had been in ill health about 10 years. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Mountain Grove.

            Survivors are his wife, Martha; three sons, Ervin of Norwood, Vernie of Ava, and Paul of Mountain Grove; three daughters, Miss Thelma Halford still at home, Mrs. Edna Maddox, Tulare CA, and Mrs. Eula Sears, Rose Hill KS; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Brushyknob Church with burial in the church cemetery…. Arrangements are under direction of Clinkingbeard of Ava.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Sarah Coy Halford; his children Thelma Halford, Vernie Halford, Ervin Lester Halford, and Paul Halford; and brother Archibald Millard Halford in this compilation.

            Thomas Chandler Halford (born 29 Dec 1893 in Dora, Ozark Co., MO) was the son of John Thomas Halford and Sarah Anna Atnip. Unless Thomas’s sister Minnia had children, Thomas’s children are the only descendants of John and Anna.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife Susan, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page.

            His HALFORD lineage: Thomas Chandler 1893 MO1, John Thomas 1857 TN2, William Luker 1835 TN3, John 1795 SC4.

 

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THOMAS E. ALFORD

 

STANDARD DEMOCRAT

Sikeston, Scott Co., MO—Wednesday, 14 May 2003

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

MOREHOUSE [New Madrid Co.]—Thomas E. Alford, 80, died at 9:45 p.m. May 12, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

            Born June 30, 1922, in Macrae, Ark., to the late Thomas Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Sanders Alford, he was a press operator for Potlatch for 22 years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was of the Baptist belief.

            On March 2, 1946, in Sikeston, he married Viola McIntyre who survives of the home.

            Other survivors include: three daughters, Linda Ellison of Sikeston, Mary Crone of Morley and Barbara Evans of Matthews; one brother, Marion Alford of Port Arthur, Texas; two sisters, Dorothy Smith of St. Louis and Ola Mae Hutchinson of Russellville, Ark.; and nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by one son, one sister, three half brothers and three half sisters.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of Murray Lane Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Essex Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be: Arliss McIntyre, Chuck McIntyre, Ronnie McIntyre, Bud McIntyre, William Smith and Danny Wilson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas E. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Morehouse, New Madrid Co., MO.

            See the obituary of his sister Margie B. Alford Hopkins in this compilation.

            His lineage: Thomas E. 1922 AR1, Thomas Andrew 1878 AR2, Andrew Jackson 1851 GA3, Thomas Jefferson 1831 GA4, William H. 1811 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8.

 

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THOMAS P. ALFORD

 

WRIGHT COUNTY PROGRESS

Wright Co., MO—Friday, 12 January 1900

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Thomas Alford, a highly respected young man, died at his home near Duncan, on Monday evening, January 9, 1900, of typhoid fever. Burial services were conducted Wednesday at Mt. Zion Church with burial in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sisters Anna Haseltine Alford Cantrell and Martha Ellen Alford Cantrell and Thomas P. Alford in this compilation.

            Thomas was the son of William Alford (born 1838 NC) and Mary Kelley and grandson of William and Jane Alford who came to Wright County, MO, between 1850 and 1860. Thomas was born 11 June 1876 and apparently did not marry before his death.

            His lineage: Thomas P. 1876 MO1, William 1837 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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THOMAS RICHARD ALFORD, JR.

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 7 February 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Mr. Tom R. Alford, 98, Springfield, a retired cattleman, died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday [Feb. 5] in Balanced Care Springfield East.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, in Montgomery-Viets Funeral Home, Buffalo, with burial in New Hope Cemetery....

 

Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that T.R. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 25 Jan 1900, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his wives, May Smith Alford and Mary Gladys Sands Alford; son Buell Alford; mother Irene B. “Rena” Cook Alford; and siblings Josephine E. Alford Cox and John Homer Alford in this compilation.

            Thomas’s middle name is from his WWI Draft Registration Card.

            “T.R.” was the son of Thomas Richard Alford Sr. and Irene B. Cook. He married (1) May Smith on 12 March 1921 and (2) Mary Gladys Sands.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thomas Richard 1900 MO1, Thomas Richard 1858 MO2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC/TN4.

 

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TWYLA LEE ALFORD STOWE

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Wednesday, 6 October 2004

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Twyla Lee Stowe, 67, Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away October 5, 2004, at Lee’s Summit Hospital. No service. Cremation. Visitation 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Langsford Funeral Home. Ms. Stowe was born August 4, 1937, in Oak Grove, MO. She worked for Sears for 24 years as a Clerical Invoicer, and just completed 25 years with Aquila as a safety coordinator.

            She was preceded in death by her father Mr. Lee C. Alford. She is survived by son Terry Stowe, Atlanta, GA; mother Evelyn [(Thomas)] Alford, Lee’s Summit, MO; brother and sister-in-law Charles and Mary Beth Alford, Raymore, MO; niece, Melody Alford, St. Joseph, MO; and close friends Donna Knight and Charlotte Smith....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Twyla L. Stowe (SS# issued in MO) was born 4 Aug 1937, last residence Lees Summit, Jackson Co., MO.

            Twyla was the daughter of Lee Chalmar Alford and Evelyn Thomas. Her husband was Jerry M. Stowe.

            Her lineage: Twyla Lee 1937 MO1, Lee Chalmar 1910 MO2, Orville Charles 1883 MO3, Charles L. 1843 VA4, James 1793 VA5, Joseph 1767 IR/VA6, John 1735 IR7.

 

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VELMA LEE TODD ALFORD

 

SOUTH MISSOURIAN NEWS

Thayer, Oregon Co., MO—Thursday, 26 May 2005

 

            Velma Lee Alford, 77, of Alton, Mo., died May 16, 2005, in Alton, Mo.

            Born April 13, 1928, in Camp, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Otis Todd and Hazel Moss Todd. She was united in marriage Feb., 19, 1948, in Salem, Ark. to Alfred Alford.

            She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and many friends.

            She is survived by her husband, Alfred; a son, Charles Alford and wife, Barbara, of Alton; a daughter, Janice Richardson and husband, Dick of Alton; four grandchildren Brandi Sutherland of West Plains, Amanda Trantham of Alton, and Frank and James Alford of Alton; two great-grandchildren – Dalton and Kassidy Moore of West Plains.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Todd.

            The funeral service was held May 18 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.... Burial was in the Bailey Chapel Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer, Mo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Velma L. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Alton, Oregon Co., MO.

 

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VELMA SYMANTHA ALFORD STREET

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Sunday, 9 November 1986

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Services for Velma Symantha Street, 70, Springfield, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Wood Funeral Chapel, Hartville. Burial will be in Steele Memorial Cemetery, Hartville.

            Mrs. Street died at 9:45 a.m. Friday In Americana-Fremont Healthcare Center....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Velma Street (SS# issued in MO) was born 22 Jan 1916, Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Claude Harrison Alford and Georgia L. Medlock Alford; and her brother Lavell Ernest Alford in this compilation.

            Although no children are mentioned here, her husband’s 1984 obituary mentioned a son J.D. Street and a daughter [Mrs.?] Wendell Ferguson, both of Springfield.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Velma Symantha 1916 MO1, Claude Harrison 1889 MO2, Jessie H. 1866 MO3, Riley 1832 NC4, William 1803 NC5.

 

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VERA M. JENKINS ALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Sunday, 23 November 2008

 

            Alford, Vera M. (nee Jenkins), Nov. 21, 2008. Funeral services private. Burial National Cemetery. Fieser Funeral Home 636-343-4344.

 

Photo from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby J. Remelius

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vera M. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 12 Sept 1928, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph M. Alford, in this compilation. He shares her gravestone on the reverse side.

 

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VERNA L. DELZELL ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 19 August 1975

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

            Mrs. Verna L. Alford, 81, 2248 North Rogers, died Monday afternoon at Maranatha Manor after a short illness.

            A lifetime resident of Springfield, Mrs. Alford was a member of the Dale Street Methodist Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Stoddard, Wichita KS; three brothers, Winnie Delzell and Doug Delzell, both of Springfield, and Jack Delzell of Rogersville; six grandchldren and one great-grandchild.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Greenlawn Funeral Home. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Rogersville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Verna Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 27 Jan 1894 and died _____ Aug 1975, last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

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

 

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VERNA MAE ALFORD

Aunt of Jeanne Epps, AAFA #1077

 

Source unknown—possibly GLOBE DEMOCRAT

St. Louis, MO—_____ January 1984

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

            Alford, Verna Mae, Mon., Jan. 9, 1984, dear sister of Ola Patterson, Violet Rahn, Donald Alford, and the late Allen and Kinchen Alford, our dear aunt and great-aunt, and dear friend of Norma Mae Norris.

            Funeral from Drehmann-Harral Chapel, 7733 Natural Bridge 1 p.m. Thurs. Interment Valhalla....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Verna Alford (SS# issued in MO, last residence Maryland Heights, St. Louis Co., MO) was born 23 Aug 1905.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Kinchen Warren Alford Sr. and Bertha Beatrice Tucker Alford; and siblings Donald Edmund Alford, Kinchen Warren Alford Jr., Ola Pearl Alford Patterson, and Allen Clay Alford in this compilation

            Verna was born in Bonne Terre, St. Francois Co., MO, and it is thought that she never married.

            Her lineage: Verna Mae 1905 MO1, Kinchen Warren 1871 AL2, James Clay 1846 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC4, Kinchen 1768 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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VERNIE HALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Boonville, Cooper Co., MO—Monday, 14 October 2002

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005

 

AVA [Douglas Co.], MO—Vernie Halford, 82, died on Friday, October 11, 2002, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital in Boonville. Funeral services were held on October 15 at the First General Baptist Church in Ava. Burial was in Ava Cemetery.

            Mr. Halford was born May 27, 1920 to Thomas and Martha Coy Halford of the Brushyknob community, located in northeastern Douglas County. He married Anna Dye on June 4, 1940. They moved to Ava, Missouri in 1952. He was known for his musical talent. He was a singer, songwriter, musician, and teacher. He led his first choir at age 16 and traveled to various churches to teach gospel music. He was particularly adept at the piano. He organized a quartet called the Good News Singers with his friends. He continued to be involved in gospel music until he was hospitalized in August. He retired from the Ava School System, where he was a building trades instructor for 14 years.

            He is survived by his wife; a son, Tom Halford of Boonville; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Maddox of Tulare, California and Eula Sears of Wichita, Kansas; one brother, Ervin Halford of Norwood, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.

            Preceding him death were his parents, sister Thelma, and brother, Paul.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vernie Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Ava, Douglas Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Chandler Halford and Martha Sarah Coy Halford; and his siblings Thelma Halford, Ervin Lester Halford, and Paul Halford in this compilation.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife Susan, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page.

            His HALFORD lineage: Vernie 1920 MO1, Thomas Chandler 1893 MO2, John Thomas 1857 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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VIRGINIA L. WEBB ALFORD

 

[Although Virginia died in CA, we are also including her obituary here because of her close connections to MO.]

 

RICHLAND MIRROR

Richland, Pulaski Co., MO—Wednesday, 15 September 1999

 

            Virginia L. Alford, Jr., the daughter of Frank Leonard Webb and Gladys Olivet Hall Webb, was born May 13, 1922 in Ironton, Ohio and departed this life September 5, 1999 in Laguna Hills, Calif. at the age of 77 years.

            On October 6, 1949, she was united in marriage with E.C. “Chuck” Alford, Jr., and to this union was born one son.

            At the time of her death, she was a member of the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Hills, Calif. In 1994, Virginia moved from Richland, Mo. to Lake Forest, Calif. She was a member of the DAV, VFW, Alley Cats, American Legion, Christian Women’s Club, worked to send flowers to patients in hospitals, and was also the first female commander of the DAV Auxiliary in Missouri.

            She is survived by her son, E.C. Alford III and his wife Christy of Jefferson City, Mo. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, E.C. Alford who passed away October 21, 1991.

            Graveside services were held September 11, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland.... Escorts were members of the DAV from Lebanon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia L. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Lake Forest, Orange Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, E.C. “Chuck” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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VIVIAN L. MARTIN ALFORD HARVEY

 

ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Wednesday, 14 January 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Harvey, Vivian L. (nee Martin) Fri., Jan. 9, 1998; wife of Lee Harvey; dear mother of the late Vernon Alford; grandmother of Robyn, Tori, and Rayna; sister of Delores Young; dear mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend.

            Member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Funeral service 11 a.m. Thurs, Kingsway Baptist Church, 4200 E. Finney. Visitation Wed., 4-5 pm. Eastern Star service Wed. 6-7pm. Wade Funeral Home, 4828 Natural Bridge, Interment, National Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vivian L. Harvey (SS# issued in MO) was born 27 July 1927, last residence St. Louis, MO.

 

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WADE ALFORD, JR.

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Friday, 14 April 2006

 

 

            Alford, Wade, Jr. on April 10, 2006. Beloved husband of Gwardell Alford; our dear father, grandfather, brother and friend. Services: Visitation Thurs, April 13, 4 - 7 p.m. at Austin A. Layne Mortuary, 7239 W. Florissant. Funeral Fri., April 14, 11:00 a.m. at the Star Bethel Full Gospel Baptist Church, 3529 N. Jefferson Ave. Interment J.B. National Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wade Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 6 May 1947, last residence St. Louis, MO.

 

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WALLACE STANDLEY ALFORD

Son of Irvin Peter Alford, AAFA #0217

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY-NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Tuesday, 11 September 1962

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

CONWAY—Wallace Standley Alford, month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Alford, Conway, died Friday [Sept 7] in the University Medical Center in Columbia.

            In addition to his parents, the baby is survived by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Standley White of Bloomfield IA; and a great-grandmother, Mrs. W. J. Pohowsky of Cedar Rapids IA.

            Funeral services were to be conducted … at 2 o’clock this afternoon in the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Burial was in the Gann Cemetery under direction of Montgomery of Buffalo.

 

Photo from Gann Cemetery, Charity, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jan Breshears Thomas - jsbthomas@gmail.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Irvin Peter Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Wallace Standley 1962 MO1, Irvin Peter 19312, Wallis James 1881 NY3, Leslie 1855 NY4, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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WAUNETA WILFORD ALFRED

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Friday, 10 June 1994

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997

 

            Wauneta Alfred, 84, Springfield, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 1994, in Cox Medical Center South.

            She was born Sept. 2, 1909, in Ozark MO, the daughter of Roy and Laura (McCord) Wilford. She was a homemaker and had been a resident of Springfield for over 70 years. She was very active with her family.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Alfred, in 1966.

            She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Dr. and Mrs. Walter (Eula Mae) Love, Kimberling City; four grandsons, Dr. and Mrs. Gary A. Love, Ozark, Dr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Love, Milwaukee WI, Dr. and Mrs. Gerry A. Love, Kansas City, and Dr. and Mrs. Gerard A. Love, Pittsburgh PA; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery…. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Ozark.

            Prayer services will be at 7:30 p.m. today in Walnut Lawn DeGraffenreid-Wood Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wauneta Alfred (SS# issued in MO), last residence Springfield, Greene Co., MO.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles W. Alfred, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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WILBUR E. “SKIP” ALFRED

 

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—Wednesday, 21 April 2010

 

            Alfred, Wilbur E. Skip 62, Florissant, Monday, April 19, 2010. Contact (636) 946-7811 or visit baue.com

 

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Baue Funeral & Memorial Center

Saint Charles, St. Charles Co., MO—_____ April 2010

 

 Wilbur Edward "Skip" Alfred

BORN: September 2, 1947

DIED: April 19, 2010

 

            Alfred, Wilbur E. “Skip”, of Florissant, Missouri, died on Monday, April 19, 2010 at the age of 62. Dearest husband of the late Enid E. Scheppel Alfred, dear son of the late Wilbur and Cecelia Alfred; loving father of Denise (David) Hill; beloved grandfather of Kaitlyn Thurmon, Scott Thurmon, Lorelei Hill and Alexis Hill. Dear Son-in-law of Mary and the late Harvey Scheppel.

            Skip was employed as a Rail Car Inspector with Metro East Industries for 30 years. He was a member of the Overland Occidental Masonic Lodge #623, St. Charles Moose Lodge - 2008 Fellowship Degree of Honor; Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter MO0794; Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., USA and a longtime supporter of the Sugarettes Baton Corps.

            Memorials may be made to Sugarettes Baton Corps.

            Visitation will be from 10-11AM with a Loyal Order of Moose and Masonic Services at 11AM.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilbur E. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Florissant, St. Louis Co., MO.

            See the obituary or his wife, Enid E. Scheppel Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM EDWARD ALFORD

Father of Ann Alford Lewis, AAFA #1143

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Friday, 11, December 1992

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994 and Summer 1998

 

            William E. Alford, 79, Chillicothe [Livingston Co.], Mo., formerly of this area, died Dec. 10, 1992, at a hospital in Chillicothe. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Chillicothe; burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Lindley Chapel, Chillicothe. The family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s’ Association.

            Mr. Alford was born in Fort Smith, Ark., and lived in Chillicothe most of his life. He lived in Kansas City from 1932 to 1936. He owned the Alford Sign Co., in Chillicothe, retiring in 1980. Earlier he worked for the National Biscuit Co. in Kansas City. He was a coordinator for Jerry Litton’s campaigns. He was a member of the National Electric Sign Association, the Outdoor Advertising Association of America and the Missouri Association of Outdoor Advertising. He was the former chairman of the Livingston County, Mo., chapter of the American Heart Association. He was a Mason and a member of the Shrine Club, the Country Club and the Kiwanis Club, all in Chillicothe.

            Survivors include his wife, Adeline Reese Alford of the home; two sons, James R. Alford, Chillicothe, and William E. Alford Jr., San Diego; two daughters, Sue Alford Thomas, St. Joseph, and Ann Alford Lewis, Cleveland, Tenn.; two sisters, Helen Hart, Fort Smith, and Lucy Curley, Buffalo, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, G. Trent Gann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William E. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 30 November 1913.

            See the obituary of his wife, Adeline Reese Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Lucy Catherine Alford Curley in New York Obituaries; and of his sister Ida Lee Alford Coleman in Arkansas Obituaries.

            William is listed as Edward Alford on the 1920 census in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR. Edward was 6 years old, the son of Lambert M. Alford (born TN) and Lena Alford (born Germany). His sister Lucy C. Alford was age 13.

            His lineage: William Edward 1913 AR1, Lambert M. 1865 TN2, Lambert Meek 1835 NC3. Lambert Meek Alford’s mother was Nancy Alford born about 1800 in NC.

 

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WILLIAM GUS “BUD” ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT ARGUS

Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO—Friday, 22 September 1961

 

            Services were held at the Jimmy Osburn Valhalla chapel in Hayti Monday afternoon for William G. Alford, 52, who died at Pemiscot County Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 16. The Rev. A.C. Gardner conducted the service and burial was in East Woodlawn cemetery at Hayti.

            Mr. Alford was born in Trenton, Tenn. on December 12, 1908.

            He leaves four daughters, Mrs. Milton Store, Mrs. Clifford Myers and Joyce Marie Alford, all of Muskegon, Mich. and Mrs. Floyd Jester of Hayti; three sons, William, Samuel and Robert Alford, all of Muskegon; five sisters, Mrs. Harvey Jones, Caruthersville, Mrs. C.W. Stout, Hayti, Mrs. Alton Terrett, Lilbourn, Mrs. Pearl Schrimsher, Huntsville, Ala. and Mrs. Jerald Johnson, Marks, Miss.; one brother, Albert Alford, Lilbourn; and thirteen grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Nelly Monroe Alford and Mary Eugene “Mollie” Young Alford; and sisters Martha Lou Alford Terrett and Pauline Estella Alford Stout in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: William Gus 1908 TN1, Nelly Monroe 1876 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1845 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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WOODROW L. HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Friday, 10 January 1992

 

EDINBURG [Christian Co., IL]—Woodrow Halford, 78, of Camdenton [Camden Co.], Mo., formerly of Edinburg, died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday [January 8] in Camdenton, Mo.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, Edinburg, with burial in Edinburg Cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife, Helen; one son, Wade of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Rhea Sue Booker of Arizona; one stepson, Larry Frey of Buena Park, Calif.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Woodrow L. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 28 Feb 1913, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his wife, Helen I. Cordray Halford, in California Obituaries.

 

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WYNEMA “WANDA” AUTRY LILES ALFORD

 

Cotrell Funeral Chapel

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—_____ February 2007

 

            Wynema “Wanda” Alford, 75, of Poplar Bluff, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Wildersville, Tenn. to the late Louie and Verdie (Green) Johnson Autry. She was of the Protestant faith and a homemaker. Mrs. Alford enjoyed spending time with her family and sewing.

            On July 5, 1960 she married to Raymond Earl Alford, in Poplar Bluff. He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 1994.

            Survivors include three daughters, Robin Wilson and husband Larry, Dee Vanderberg and husband Kelley and Lori Lady and husband Paul, all of Poplar Bluff; two sons Sam Alford and Roger E. Alford, both of Poplar Bluff; 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; four sisters Volita Keown, of San Lorenzo, Calif., Virginia Lee Swafford, of Greenfield, Ind., Mary Johnson, of Wappapello and Loretta Sullivan, of Qulin; and two brothers Norman Elton Autry, of Nixa and Billy Autry, of Bell City.

            A daughter Sharon Kay Liles, a son Charles Liles, a sister Elvie Jean McIver and two brothers Noble P. Autry and Arbie Autry also preceded Mrs. Alford in death.

            Visitation will be from 6–8 p.m. Monday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel, in Poplar Bluff. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel with Bro. Bob Case officiating. Burial will be at the City Cemetery, in Poplar Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Wynema Alford (SS# issued in MO) but list her birth date as 25 Nov 1932, last residence not listed.