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MISSISSIPPI OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

First Names: A – J

 

 

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

 

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

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. We 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 sometimes their spouses are also included on AAFA Member Memorials 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: 21 MARCH 2019

 

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1. Known Descendants of Isham Alford, b. 1755 NC, and Anne Ferrell (DNA Group 1)

 

2. Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1801 GA, and Lennae W. Roden

 

3. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group 1)

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

 

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

 

5. Known Descendants of Jeptha Alford 1797–1869 (DNA Group 1)

 

6. Known Descendants of John Alford, b. 1801 NC (DNA Group 1)

 

7. Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC (DNA Group 1)

 

8. Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA (DNA Group 6)

 

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Frequently cited sources includes these databases at Ancestry:

 

MS Marriages: Mississippi, Compiled Marriage Index, 1776–1935

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

SSACI: Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

 

 

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ABBIE ALTAVA RAMAGE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 2 March 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Abbie Ramage Alford, 91, died February 28, 2007, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel with burial in the Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of Alta Woods Baptist Church where she was involved with the W.M.U. and for many years enjoyed serving in the church nursery.

            Survivors include: son, James W. Alford, Jr. and wife Lynn of Jackson; daughter, Glenda S. Vaughn of Jackson; grandchildren, Tonya Lotosky, Victor Alford, and John P. Vaughn, Sr.; great-grandchildren, Tanner Alford, Chase Alford, Zoe Vaughn, and Jack Vaughn, Jr.

            Preceded in death by her husband, James Whitfield Alford, Sr.; and son, John Wesley Alford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abbie R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 7 Apr 1915.

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

            From SSACI: Abbie Altava Alford was born 7 Apr 1915 in Kosciusko, MS, daughter of Robert Wesley Ramage and Martha Gordon.

            On the 1920 census in Zilpha, Attala Co., MS, Abbie, age 4-?/12 b. MS, is listed with her parents, Robert W. and Martha Ramage.

            On the 1940 census in Carroll Co., MS, Abbie Altava Alford, age 22, is living with her husband, James Whitfield Alford, age 32, in the home of his parents, James Oscar Alford and Evie Leola Alford.

 

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ADA MARIE WATSON CLARK ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 12 March 1999

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada M. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 19 Aug 1923 and died 6 March 1999 [different than obituary], last residence not listed.

            From SSACI: Ada Marie Clark Alford, black, was born 29 Aug 1924 [different than SSDI], daughter of Luther Watson and Alice Jones. She died 6 March 1999.

 

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ADDIE VIOLA BROOKS ALFORD

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 24 December 1971

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Alford, 83, a resident of 661 Lawrence Road, will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. from the graveside of Cedar Lawn Cemetery…. Mrs. Alford died Thursday morning at a local hospital after a short illness.

            She was a native of Yazoo City, and had been a resident of Jackson for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Broadmoor Baptist Church.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Densley McCalip of Jackson.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Addie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 June 1902, last residence Florence, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Jacob Dye Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ADINA GAYLE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 29 June 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Adina Gayle Alford, 16, of Rainey Road, a high school student, died Monday [June 28] at University of Mississippi Medical Center of injuries suffered in an automobile accident Friday.

            Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Pentecoastal Church with burial in Lakewood South Cemetery. Visitation is 4-9 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home.

            Survivors include: parents, Fred and Liz Alford; sister, Diana Alford of Jackson; parental grandparents, H.O. and Annie Alford of Pelahatchie; and maternal grandparents, Vernal and Billie Sullivan of Pearl.

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. AAFA records show that she was born 13 June 1977.

            See the obituaries of her paternal grandparents, Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford and Annie Laverne Whatley Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Adina Gayle 1977 MS1, Fred Marvin 1950 MS2, Harrell Ovead 1921 LA3, Fred Harrell 1889 MS4, Abraham 1844 MS5, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC) 6.

 

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AGNES ALFORD MIMS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER / JACKSON DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Hinds Co., MA—Saturday, 4 January 1986

 

GREENWOOD—Mrs. Agnes Alford Mims, 73, died Thursday at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital. Services are 2 p.m. today at Williams & Lord Funeral Home chapel with burial in New Hope Cemetery near Greenwood.

            Mrs. Mims was a native of Carroll County. She was the widow of Miller Mims.

            She is survived by her son, Derrell Mims of Jackson, Tenn.; daughter, Mrs. Rosal Montgomery of Ruleville; brothers, S.J. Alford and Reed Alford, both of Greenwood; sister, Mrs. Elgie Standrod of Greenwood; and three grandchildren.

 

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Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Agnes Mims (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Aug 1912 and died _____ Jan 1986, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Agnes 1912 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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AILEEN FRANCES BOYD ALFORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 9 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Funeral services for Aileen Alford, 71, of Natchez [Adams Co.], were April 2, 1998, at Natchez. She died March 31, 1998, at Natchez.

            Mrs. Alford was a Walthall County native, born March 5, 1927, daughter of the late Percy and Ida Thornhill Boyd.

 

In another article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 2 April 1998

 

NATCHEZ—Aileen Alford, 71, died of cancer Tuesday [March 31] at Natchez Community Hospital.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at First United Pentecostal Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Laird Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was a Walthall County native. She was a member of First United Pentecostal Church.

            Survivors include: husband, Dewey Earl “Red” Alford of Natchez; daughter, Sybil Alford of Natchez; son Willie Alford of Tupelo; brother, A.P. Nations Jr. of Natchez; sister, Mildred Roberts of Jackson; and four grandchildren.

 

Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aileen F. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Dewey Earl “Red” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her son Roger D. Alford, which provides her maiden name, in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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ALBERT ARTHUR ALFORD

Grandfather of Howard Wroten Alford, AAFA #0547; and Linda Lou Alford Flack, AAFA #0842

 

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Albert’s family in about 1890—Albert is the child next to his mother

Posted to Ira Newton Alford’s Find A Grave memorial by Delores B. Tousinau, granddaughter of Hettie Alford Fortenberry, sitting on Ira Newton Alford’s lap

 

MCCOMB DAILY ENTERPRISE

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 23 June 1936

 

PIKE MOURNS A.A. ALFORD

APOPLEXY FATAL TO WELL KNOWN PIKE COUNTY FARMER

 

MAGNOLIA, June 23—Albert A. Alford, 64, a well known farmer, died at his home near Magnolia on June 22, of apoplexy. His death came as a severe shock to relatives and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p. m. today (June 23) from the Baptist Church at Magnolia. Interment will be in the Magnolia cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a member of a large and prominently connected family. Among the survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lennie Dean Alford; four sons, Arthur Alford, D.E. Alford, of Paducah, Ky.; A.D. Alford of New Orleans; L.W. Alford of McComb. In addition to these there are 11 grandchildren….

            Catchings Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Arthur Eugene Alford and Luther Wroten Alford; and brother Louis Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Linnie Dean Berryhill Alford; and son Alvin Dean Alford Sr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Albert married Lynnie D. Berryhill on 13 March 1897 in Pike Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Arthur 1872 MS1, Ira Newton 1847 MS2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALCUS E. ALFORD

Brother of Christine Liza Alford Knight, AAFA #0741

 

[He died in MS, but we are also including his obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of his close ties to LA.]

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—27 January 1951

 

            A.E. Alford, Chief of Police at Port Gibson [Claiborne Co.], Miss., and a former resident of Mt. Hermon, was fatally shot about midnight last Saturday while attempting to make an arrest.

            Alford answered a call from Mrs. Dan Williams for assistance in getting into her home, where her husband refused her entrance. When Alford and his deputy, Lonnie Mason, arrived, they found the door locked, and when they finally opened the door Williams shot Alford in the right arm. Mason overpowered Williams before he could do further damage. Alford was rushed to a Vicksburg hospital but died shortly after arrival.

            Survivors besides his wife, the former Ella Mae Simmons of Mt. Hermon, include two sons, William Carey and Weldell Oliver, both of Port Gibson; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Bickham of Mt. Hermon and Mrs. Charles Knight of Baton Rouge; one brother, Tolbert of California and his father, Esco Alford of Mt. Hermon.

            Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in Port Gibson with interment in the cemetery there.

 

Photo from Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Sanders

 

AAFA NOTES: Several Family Trees at Ancestry list his birth date as 17 June 1901.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Mavis Eula Simmons Alford; son William Carey Alford; father, Esco Seaborn Alford; and siblings Dewees Alford Bickham, Christine Liza Alford Knight, and Tolbert W. Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            He married Mavis Eula Simmons on 24 Nov 1918 in Washington Parish.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Alcus E. 1901 LA1, Esco Seaborn 1878 LA2, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA 8.

 

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ALEXANDER “SANDY” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 2 April 1912

 

            Word comes from Crystal Springs that Sandy Alford, a highly esteemed old gentleman, died a few miles from that place on Sunday [March 31—different than gravestone] at his farm home.

            Mr. Alford was 83 years old, and a member of the Presbyterian church. His influence was always uplifting, and he was known by everyone to be a good man.

 

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Photos from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Caroline Bridges Alford; and sons Franklin Bridges Alford and James Alexander Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Alexander 1827 NC1, Sion 1796 NC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ALLIE KAY TURNER ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 28 October 1998

 

            Allie Kay Turner Alford, 84, of McComb, died Oct. 27, 1998 at her home. Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Catchings Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. Thursday until services at 2 p.m. at Catchings chapel … and burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 2, 1913, in McComb. She was the daughter of Tullie L. Turner and Mattie Marsalis Turner. She was a librarian for the Pike-Amite-Walthall Library System and was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Samuel N. Alford Sr. and one son Samuel N. Alford Jr.

            She is survived by one son, Robert “Bobby” Alford of McComb; two daughters, Diane Martin of McComb and Jonell Brumfield of McComb; four grandsons, Don R. Brumfield and Samuel C. Brumfield, both of McComb, Dr. Jerry Martin Jr. of Jackson and Robert Alford Jr. of Gautier; four granddaughters, Kathy Deere and Julie Calhoun, both of McComb, Melanie Hale of Austin, Texas, and Aimee Lawrence of Pascagoula; and 10 great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Allie K. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Samuel Nugent Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Joan “Jonell” Alford Brumfield in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Samuel Nugent Alford Jr. in New York Obituaries.

 

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ALLIE WHITE ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 2 January 1962

 

MRS. ALLIE W. ALFORD OF MCCOMB IS MOURNED

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Allie White Alford, 82, member of the city’s most illustrious pioneer family, were held at 2.30 p.m. Sunday from her residence.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of the late James Blair Alford and a daughter of the late Captain John J. and Helen Tyre White, died Saturday at her home in Whitestown. She had been in poor health for seveal years.

            Mrs. Alford was born in McComb June 4, 1889, a few years after her father established his lumber mills that made up the community’s leading industry for many years.

            Her late husband, who died several years ago, was also associated with Capt. White and his son, former Gov. Hugh L. White, in their lumber businesses for many years.

            Dr. F. Gault Robertson, pastor of J.J. White Memorial Presbyterian Church, in which Mrs. Alford was a lifetime member and worker, conducted funeral rites.

            In addition to her brother, the two-times governor of Mississippi, she leaves a sister, Mrs. Beulah White Saunders of McComb.

            Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of services.

 

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Photos from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co. MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

Her husband has a plaque in the large adjacent shrine.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From:

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 23 January 1962

 

 

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ALMA DELANIE HAMILTON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 9 August 1988

 

            Mrs. Alma H. Alford, 62, homemaker, Vicksburg; 10 a.m. today, Jordan Funeral Home, Kosciusko; burial, Jenkins Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 May 1926 and died 7 Aug 1988, last residence Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Herman E. “Bud” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Alma Delanie Hamilton Alford was born 9 May 1926 in Thomastown, Leake Co., MS, daughter of Robert W. Hamilton and Josie M. Jenkins. She died 7 Aug 1988.

 

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ALTON HALFORD

 

FRANKLIN ADVOCATE

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—_____ July 1985

 

            Services were held Friday, July 5, at 2 p.m., at Providence Baptist Church for Alton Halford, 67, of Rt. 2, Meadville.

            Mr. Halford died Thursday, July 4, at his home. He was born Nov. 7, 1917 in Franklin County, son of the late T.H. Halford and Media Mulkey Halford. He was an iron worker.

            …. Burial was in the church cemetery with Parker’s Franklin Funeral Home in charge.

            Survivors include one son, Richard Alton Halford, one brother, Ellie Halford, Meadville, and two grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alton Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his son Richard Alton Halford in this compilation.

            Alton was the son of Thomas Henry Halford and Media C. Mulkey, who were married 16 Feb 1898 in Franklin Co., MS.

            His HALFORD lineage: Alton 1917 MS1, Thomas Henry 1876 MS2, Thomas M. 1838 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC/AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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ALTON RAY ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 20 November 2015

 

Alton  R.  Alford

 

            Alton R. Alford, 78, of McComb, died Nov. 5, 2015 at McComb Nursing and Rehab [McComb, MS].

            Visitation will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb, until services there at 3. Burial will follow at St. James Community Baptist Church.

            Alton was born Dec. 23, 1937 in Bogalusa, La. He was the son of William Alford and Ora Hodges.

            Alton was a retired accountant. He had a master’s degree in business accounting from the University of Michigan. He was a Minister of Services for the Catholic Church. He volunteered for the CB Patrol. Due to economic circumstances he had several employment services. He never met a stranger and would talk to everyone.

            Alton was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Shirley M. Alford.

            When he was 9 his family moved to Michigan.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Catherine Cameron Alford; three children, Andrew R. Alford, Stacey N. Queen and Angela R. Diuguid (Richard); a nephew Terence Alford (Lisa); as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews….

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Catherine Cameron Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, William Alford and Ora “Cindy” Hodges Alford, in Michigan Obituaries.

            In 1940, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA, Alton Ray Alford, age 2 black, is living with his parents, William and Ora Alford, and his sister Shirley Ann Alford.

 

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ALTON REED ALFORD, SR.

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Tuesday, 31 October 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

McCOMB [Pike Co.]—Memorial services for Alton Reed Alford Sr., 65, of McComb, who died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, will be at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hartman Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was a retired school bus driver for the McComb school district, and a retired offshore crane operator. He was born March 19, 1941, to the late Bingham Reed Alford and Beatrice L. Osborn. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Brenda Joyce Burton Childs.

            He is survived by his wife, Dianne Jackson Alford of Hastings, Minn.; a son, Reed Alford Jr. and his wife, Rebecca, of McComb; a daughter, Renee Alford Gartland of Lafayette, La.; two stepdaughters, Cynthia Rollins and Effie Rollins, both of McComb; a stepson, Antonio Jackson and his wife, Amy, of Tylertown; one sister, Lucretia A. Palmertree and her husband, James O., of Greenwood; and 11 grandchildren, Ashley Alford, Eric Walker, Mary Claire Gartland, Juanita Collins, Taralah Sutton, Asia Roy, Breland Alford, Caitlin Roy, Kole Alford, Kennedy Alford and Antonia Jackson....

Cremated, no record of inurnment.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alton R. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Summit, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Reed Bingham Alford and Beatrice L. Osborne Alford Vandevender;; and sisters Brenda Joyce Alford Burton Childs and Lucretia Alford Palmertree in this compilation.

            The Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb, MS, reports that Alton was cremated. They have no record of inurnment.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alton Reed 1941 MS1, Reed Bingham 1919 MS2, James Smith 1878 MS3, Henry J. 1847 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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ALTON RENNEA “NATE” ALFORD

 

THE COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Friday, 16 September 2011

 

            Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 9, in the Little Rock M.B. Church for Mr. Alton Rennea “Nate” Alford, 43, of Foxworth, who died Monday, Sept. 5.

            Interment was in the church cemetery…. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alton R. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 9 July 1968, last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

 

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ALTON STEVE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 7 June 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

FLORENCE [Rankin Co.]—Alton Steve Alford, 32, a claims adjuster, died of pneumonia Tuesday [June 4] at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are 11a.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Baptist Church with burial the church cemetery. Peoples Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a Florence native and a 1982 graduate of Florence High School. He attended Jackson State University. He was an active member of Spring Hill Baptist Church.

            Survivors include; mother, Johnnie Mae Alford of Florence; sister, Louise Britton, Rhodina Dudley, Johnetta Lewis and Monika McTee, all of Florence; and brothers, Willie B. Alford of Chicago and Paul A. Alford of Anguilla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ALVA BELL STEWART ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 7 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

VAIDEN [Carroll Co.]—Alva Bell Stewart Alford, 92, a retired school teacher died of heart failure Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Winona Manor. Visitation is 5–8 p.m. today at Lee Funeral Home. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with burial in Vaiden Cemetery in Vaiden….

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Vaiden United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilburn Alford.

            Survivors include: daughters, Nell Fielder, Winona, MS, Mary Lynn Welch, Vaiden, MS, Polly Welch, Greenville, MS, and Lillian Hunsinger, Birmingham, Ala.; sons, James Alford, Vaiden, MS, Walter Alford, Jackson, MS, Jerry Alford, Vaiden, MS; 16 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alva S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 March 1909, last residence Winona, Montgomery Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Wilburn Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Alva L. “Polly” Alford Welch and Jerry V. Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALVA L. “POLLY” ALFORD WELCH

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Friday, 7 August 2009

 

GREENVILLE—Funeral services for Alva L. “Polly” Welch, 74, of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Aug. 1, 2009, at her home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville.

            Mrs. Welch was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Vaiden to Wilburn and Alva Bell Alford. She grew up in Vaiden where she attended school. She has been a resident of Greenville since 1952.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilburn and Alva Bell Alford; her son, Stephen “Stevie” Welch; and her husband, Dewitt Welch.

            She is survived by two daughters, Melissa Gayle Welch of Greenville, and Connie Shannon and her husband, Charles, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; two sons, Marty Welch of Vaiden and Dewey Welch and his wife, Linda, of Greenville; three brothers, James (Phyllis) Alford of Vaiden, Jerry (Kathy) Alford of Vaiden, and Walter (Paula) Alford of Kilmichael; three sisters, Nell Fielder of Winona, Mary Welch of Vaiden and Lillian (Ronnie) Hunsinger of Leeds, Ala.; four grandchildren, Shana (Jeff) Foster, Brandon Welch, Christopher Welch and Megan Shannon; and two great-grandchildren, Grayson Foster and Dawson Foster.

            Visitation will be Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Greenville….

 

Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie Lee Collins

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Wilburn Alford and Alva Bell Stewart Alford; and brother Jerry V. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Alva L. 1934 MS1, Wilburn 1905 MS2, James Oscar 1872 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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ALVIN HAROLD ALFORD

Father of Gary Neal Alford, AAFA #0814

Brother of Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer, AAFA #0863

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 28 January 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Alvin Harold Alford, 75, passed away Friday, January 26, 2007 at Rankin General Hospital in Brandon. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, January 29, 2007 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Flag Chapel Baptist Church 738 Flag Chapel Rd. Jackson, interment Natchez National Cemetery at 3 p.m.

            Mr. Alford was born in Jackson on July 21, 1931. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force and worked for P&R Auto Supply in Jackson. He was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his sons, Robyn J. Camelot of Dallas, TX, Ralph E. Alford Sr. of Jackson, Brian E. Alford of Bowie, TX, Ron Alford of Lake Dallas, TX, Gary N. Alford of Ft. Wayne, IN, Timothy W. Alford of Pearl; brothers, Arthur Alford of Florence, Jerry Alford of Erie, PA, Uyless Alford of Crystal Springs, David Alford of Ridgecrest, LA, Marvin Alford of Pearl; sisters, Jenny Windham of Pearl, Julia Wilson of Tulsa, OK, Kathy Pauser of Cold Springs, MN; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm his death date but show that Alvin H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 July 1931 ( as does the obituary posted at Heartfelt Connections), last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Arthur Nathan Alford Sr., Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, Marvin Noel Alford, and William S. Alford Jr.; his daughter-in-law Jessie P. Sanderson Alford; and his sister-in-law Mary Ann Whittington Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer in Oklahoma Obituaries; and of his sister Jenny Eldora Alford Windham in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Alvin Harold Alford was the son of Willie Simon/Simeon Alford and Mary Ida Noel. Alvin married Sarah Louise Bailey in 1952. She was born 1922, died 1994 and is buried in an unnamed cemetery in Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alvin Harold 1931 MS1, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ALYNE ALFORD MOORE

 

Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ August 2012

 

 

            Alyene Alford Moore, 92, passed from this life Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

            Visitation is 2:00-5:00pm Sunday, August 19, 2012 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral services are 10:00am Monday, August 20, 2012 in the funeral home chapel with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            She was born Sunday, November 2, 1919 in Jackson, a daughter of the late R.C. Alford and Maude McGowan Alford.

            Mrs. Moore was a member of Raymond Road Baptist Church and the Forest Hill Chapter O.E.S. She retired from Trustmark Bank in 1982 after more than 20 years of service. A loving mother and grandmother, “Mama Moore” will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Charlie Doyle Moore, and son, Doyle W. Moore.

            Survivors include son, David Moore (Myra); daughter, Patricia Adams (Larry); daughter-in-law, Kathy Everett Moore; grandchildren, Charla Bobbitt, Chris Moore, Melissa Faircloth, Jennifer Moore and Judson Wallace; 7 great-grandchildren and 1 sister.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alyne Moore (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her father, Robert Cleveland Alford Sr.; and siblings Malcom Jefferson “Mac” Alford, Sr., Ruby Louise Alford Wallace, and Velma Mae Alford Hannis in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home includes 60+ uncaptioned family photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Alyne 1919 MS1, Robert Cleveland 1893 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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AMANDA BELL MOAK ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 24 April 1967

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Moak Alford, 84, were held at 10 a.m. today in Catchings Chapel.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of R.S. Alford, died at 4 a.m. Saturday [April 22] in University Hospital in Jackson. She had been a patient at the Mississippi Nursing Home in Jackson for nine months prior to her death.

            Born Nov. 4, 1882 in Lincoln County, she was a resident of Cameron street in McComb for a number of years before going to Jackson.

            Survivors include two sons, Henry M. Alford, Jackson, and James M. Alford, Charlotte, N.C; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde G. Wells, New Orleans; two grandsons, Robert C. Wells, New Orleans, Edward Alford, Charlotte, N.C; one brother, Samuel D. Moak, Norfield and one sister, Mrs. C.C. Clark, Ruth.

            She was the sister of the late Mrs. Clint Greer, Mrs. Sedley Roberts, Ira E. Moak amid David Moak.

            …. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Strickland Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Henry Monroe Alford in North Carolina Obituaries; and of her daughter Mae Clair Alford Wells in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from her husband’s obituary.

 

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ANDERSON ISAIAH ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—10 August 1972

 

            Anderson Isiah Alford, 80-year-old Chickasaw county farmer who resided on Houston route 1, died at 6 am, Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Houston Hospital.

            Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm, Sunday from the Houston Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Hathorn, pastor of the Houston United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Rhodes Chapel Cemetery.

            Pallbearers were: James Dunaway, John Griffin, Avery Dendy, Elkin Dendy, William Alford, and McConnell Marion.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 11, 1892, the son of William Alford and Stella Murphree Alford. He had resided in Chickasaw county all of his life. He was a member of the Rhodes Chapel Methodist Church.

            He was the widower of the late Mrs. Annie Mae Alford. He leaves two sons, Maurice and Modess Alford, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Holloman of Orange Park, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Anderson I. Alford (SS# issued in MS) but list his death date incorrectly as 15 Aug 1972, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his sons Maurice Anderson Alford, Modis Marvin Alford, and Robert Elton Alford; and brother Jesse Caloway Alford in this compilation.

            In 1910 Anderson is listed with his father and stepmother in Beat 1, Chickasaw Co., MS, dwelling #103: Will W. Alford, farmer age 41 b. AL (parents b. GA), second marriage 6 years; his wife Tishie 46 MS, second marriage, 1 child, 1 living; and sons, all b. MS: Anderson 17, Harvie 16, and Jessie 13. In dwelling #101 is the family of William W. and Mary A. Mahan and their daughter Annie M. 14 MS, Anderson’s future wife.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Anderson Isaiah 1892 MS1, William W. 1869 AL/GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven]

 

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ANDREW JOHNSON ALFORD

 

MCCOMB DAILY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 30 June 1944

 

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 1 July 1944

 

 

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Photo from Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his father, Jeptha Josephus Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            From Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index (Ancestry): Andrew Johnson Alford died 27 June 1944 [different than both obituaries] in Chicago, Cook Co. IL. He was buried on 1 July 1944 in McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            From MS Marriages: A.J. Alford married Jane E. Fortenberry on 11 Dec 1889 in Pike Co., MS.

            Anniversary article:

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 12 December 1939

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Andrew Johnson 1866 LA1, Jeptha Josephus 1830 MS2, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ANGELIA BLAND ALFORD

Wife of Howard Leslie Alford, AAFA #0446

 

Angelia at AAFA’s 1991 Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS

Photo from AAFA files

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ June 2002

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

MABEN [Webster Co.]—Angelia Bland Alford, 64, homemaker, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo [Lee Co.]. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Oliver Funeral Home with burial in the Marvin Hill Cemetery in Cumberland.

 

Photo from Marvin Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Webster Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Kidd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Angelia B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Sept 1937.

            Angelia, her husband H.L., and their son Ken are AAFA Charter Members #0446. They attended several annual meetings.

 

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ANN BRACILO ALFORD BUSH

 

[A similar article was published in The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, on the following day.]

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Monday, 18 September 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Services for Ann Bracilo Alford Bush of Greenwood will be 2 p.m. today at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home Chapel.

            Mrs. Bush, 85, died of heart failure Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at Golden Age Nursing Home.

            She was born in Sinaola, Sonora, Mexico and moved to Yuma, Ariz., as a child. After her marriage to L.V. Alford, who preceded her in death, she moved to the Greenwood area. [The article in The Clarion-Ledger says: “After her marriage to L.V. Alford, who preceded her in death in 1968, she moved to the Greenwood area following WWII.”]

            For some 10 years, she and her husband lived in Clarksdale [Coahoma Co.]. They later returned to Greenwood, where she had lived since. She was a member of Cruger Baptist Church for a number of years and taught Sunday school there. She was most recently a member of North Greenwood Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Holy Huggers Sunday School Class.

            Mrs. Bush is survived by her husband, John Miller Bush of Greenwood; a daughter, Larrene Lunsford of Clarksdale; two sons, Tommy Alford of Birmingham, Ala., and Dr. William Alford of Senatobia; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            The Rev. Bob Hatzfeld and Tommy Alford will officiate at the services. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Greenwood under the direction of Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers will be the grandsons, Caleb Alford, Jed Alford, Josh Alford and Jeremy Alford, and Vernon Lehman, John Bush, David Bush and Chris Bush....

 

 

Photos from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann Bush (SS# issued in MS) was born 17 March 1921, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            There is no New Hope Cemetery in Leflore Co., MS. Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254 and Mississippi Cemeteries Project Manager, reports that Ann is buried in the Alford plot in the New Hope Cemetery in adjoining Carroll Co., MS.

            Also buried there is her first husband, Larry V. Alford. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1946 (Ancestry) lists his enlistment in Phoenix, AZ, on 6 Feb 1943, residence Leflore Co., MS.

            In 1930, L.V. Alford, age 13, is in Carroll Co., MS, with his parents Ben Alford 49, and his wife Dora 44, and 2 siblings. All and their parents were born in MS.

            In 1920, L.V. Alford, age 3, is in Carroll Co., MS, with his parents, B.N. Alford 39 and his wife Dora 33, and 4 older sisters. All and their parents were born in MS.

            In 1900, Benjamin N. Alford, age 19 b. Feb 1881 in MS, is living in Carroll Co. with his parents, Henry J. Alford, 52 b. Dec 1847 in MS (parents b. AL and GA), and his wife Laura B. 51 b. Jan 1849 in MS, and 2 siblings.

            Wayne Parrish also found the grave of Ann’s probable father, Fred C. Bracilo, at New Hope Cemetery. “When I looked for him on Ancestry, I found that SSDI showed his death in Alabama. There were also two border crossings on Ancestry, which showed him to be a British citizen residing in Mexico, which tracks with Ann’s obit. One of the crossings in 1940 lists his daughter Annie Marston Bracilo as his departure contact. His age on the border crossings and the dates on SSDI match those on the tomb at New Hope, 16 May 1872–7 Sep 1962.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Larry V. 1916 MS1, Benjamin N. 1881 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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ANN LAVINIA ALFORD

AAFA #0386

 

Memorial Funeral Home

Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—_____ November 2016

 

            Ann L. Alford, age 90, died Friday, November 11, 2016 at Windsor Place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home. Services will be Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Memorial Funeral Home…. Burial will immediately follow in Friendship Cemetery….

            The daughter of the late Joseph H. and Grace Brewster Alford, Miss Alford was born September 7, 1926 in Columbus, MS. She was a graduate of Stephen D. Lee High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women, now M.U.W. She was co-owner of Alford Drugs and a longtime member of First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and Soroptomist, International.

            In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Joe and Sherry Alford.

            She is survived by her niece Mary Katherine Ming and her husband Dennis and several cousins.

            Pallbearers will be Jay Cook, Chess Ming, Daryl Ming, and Gary Moore….

 

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

            See the obituary of her brother Joseph Henry Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ann Lavinia 1926 MS1, Joseph Henry 1894 MS2, John Dudley 1852 MS3, Birtis 1820 GA4, Bynum 1787 GA5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ANNA EMILY ALFORD MILES

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 20 September 1961

 

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 19, at 10:30 from the Morton Methodist Church for Anna Alford Miles, 62…. Interment in the Pulaski Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Miles passed away in the Scott County hospital Sunday night [September 17] about 10:20 after suffering a heart attack about 9:45. She was a member of the Morton Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Mr. Mack Miles, Morton, one daughter, Mrs. Nell M. Hearn, Morton, two sons, Jack Miles and Billy Miles, both of Pulaski, six grandchildren, five brothers, P.B. Alford and S.H. Alford of Morton, B.M. Alford, Lenoir City, Tenn., E.P. Alford, Greenville, S. Carolina, and M.H. Alford, Burns, three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Britt, Morton, Mrs. George Miles, Pulaski, Mrs. Shelton Crews, Canton.

            Pallbearers were her nephews and honorary pallbearers, Rev. Ira Williams, Clyde Gunn, L.D. Haughton, A.S. Oliver, Ralph Ellis, M.K. Miller, Curtis Moffatt, Dr. Gerald Nagle, Dr. Alex Gordon, Dr. Earl Fyke, and Dr. R.A. Carlsey.

 

 

Photos from Pulaski Independent Methodist Church Cemetery, Pulaski, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Eddie Pennington Alford, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Anna Emily 1898 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ANNA KATHERINE RUTLEDGE ALFORD

Mother of James Louis Alford Jr., AAFA #0245, and Katherine Alford Swaney, AAFA #1011

 

Hartman-Jones Funeral Home

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ November 2018

 

Anna Katherine Rutledge Alford

 

            Anna Katherine Rutledge Alford, age 101, died November 8, 2018, in her home in McComb.

            She was born October 25, 1917, in McComb, to Grace Kornrumpf Rutledge and William Ormsby Rutledge. She graduated from McComb High School and the University of Mississippi. She married James Louis “Lit” Alford on June 7, 1941, and lived in McComb for her entire life. Anna and Louis’ firstborn, Emily Rutledge Alford, was the first baby born in McComb to a father who was fighting in WW II, which birth brought an outpouring of gifts from the citizens of McComb.

            Visitation will be Sunday November 11, 2018 from 1 PM until services at 3 PM at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb…. A private family burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Anna was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the McComb Junior Auxillary. Always a supportive and caring mother, she volunteered at her church, her children’s schools and extracurricular activities. She was a true southern lady and gracious hostess who enjoyed reading; travelling with her husband, children and grandchildren; and playing bridge. She cherished her friends, and holiday and social gatherings with family and friends were very important to her and Lit. She is remembered as polite, intelligent, positive, empathetic and having a sense of humor.

            The family appreciates the loyal attentiveness of her special friends and caregivers: Eddie Jean Bowsky, Frances Cook, Kathy Gatlin, Sarah Scott, Pearl Turner, Georgia White and Brenda Leonard. The kindness demonstrated by the St. Luke Hospice nurses and aids, under the able leadership of Vicky Brown, made this last chapter of her life comfortable and peaceful.

            Anna is survived by four children: Emily Alford Carlisle and husband, Duke, of Dixie Springs; Jim Alford and wife, Libba, of McComb; Kathy Alford Swaney of Palm Beach Gardens Fl, and Elise Alford Lambuth and husband, Bruce, of Ridgeland MS; 10 grandchildren: Kathy Carlisle Wallace; Eloise Carlisle Terry and Rich; Anna Alford Proctor and Brad; Louis Alford and Kavita; Frances Alford Hendrickson and Will; Emily Swaney Goldenberg and Larry; Adam Swaney and Megan; Ann Lambuth Elliston and Tyler; James Lambuth and Jocelyn; John Lambuth and Jamie; and 25 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and one brother….

 

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

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

 

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ANNA LOUISE ALFORD

AAFA #0553

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Tuesday, 30 December 2003

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

WEST POINT [Clay Co.]—Louise Alford, 87, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in West Point. She was a native of Choctaw County, a former resident of McCool and a resident of Clay County since 1934. She was the payroll coordinator for Bryan Foods for 30 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church EPC, where she was Sunday school secretary. She was a member of the Pilot Club of West Point.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Weir.

            Survivors include three nieces, Mary Ann Vanlandingham of Jackson, Rosalyn W. Kelly of New Albany and Carol Pearson of Florence; five nephews, Bernard Strawbridge of Jackson, Billy Strawbridge of Indianola, Kenneth Whitmore of Weir, Sammie Whitmire of McCool and Dwain Alford of Enterprise, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Elsie M. Alford of Enterprise, Ala.; special friends, Kay and James Bagwell of West Point.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Alexander Hutchinson and William Vernon Alford; brothers and sisters, Frank Alford, Leonard Alford, Inez McKinley, Mabel Strawbridge and Nellie Whitmire....

 

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CHOCTAW PLAINDEALER

Ackerman, Choctaw Co., MS—_____ January 2004

 

            Funeral services for Miss Louise Alford, age 87, of West Point, MS, were held December 31, 2003 at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Weir, MS.

            Miss Alford died December 28, 2003 at North MS Medical Center in West Point. Calvert Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Miss Alford was a Member of First Presbyterian Church EPC and a payroll Coordinator for Bryan Foods for 30 years. She was a native of Choctaw County. Miss Alford was a resident of Clay County since 1934. She was a Member of the Pilot Club of West Point. She served as Secretary of Sunday School at First Presbyterian EPC.

            She was the daughter of the late Mary Alexander Hutchinson and William Vernon Alford.

            She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Frank Alford, Leonard Alford, Inez McKinley, Mabel Strawbridge and Nellie Whitmire.

            Memorials: First Presbyterian Church EPC Building Fund, P. O. Box 366, West Point, MS 39773; Palmer Home For Children, P. O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39701; French Camp Academy, 1 Fine Place French Camp, MS 39745-9989.

            Survivors: Nieces, Mary Ann Valandingham of Jackson, MS, Rosalyn W. Kelly of New Albany, MS, Carol Pearson of Florence, MS; Nephews, Bernard Strawbridge of Jackson, MS, Billy Strawbridge of Indianola, MS, Kenneth Whitmire of Weir, MS, Sammie Whitmire of McCool, MS, Dwain Alford of Enterprise, AL; Sister-in-Law, Elsie M. Alford of Enterprise, Al; Special Friend Kay and James Bagwell of West Point, MS.

            Pallbearers: Bill Strawbridge, Bernard Strawbridge, Sammie Whitmire, Kenneth Whitmire, Fred Morgan, Andy Vanlandingham, Danny Kelly, Dwain Alford.

            Honorary Pallbearers: Members of Braddock Sunday School Class, Dr. T.N. Braddock, Buddy Clyde Turner, Elders of First Presbyterian Church EPC, Friends and Former Co-Workers at Bryan Foods.

 

Photo from Mount Zion Cemetery, Weir, Choctaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Rita & Lee Gordon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Feb 1916, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of her brother William Leonard “Bill” Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Anna Louise Alford was born 13 Feb 1916 in McCool, Attala Co., MS, daughter of William V. Alford and Mary A. Hutchinson.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Terrell Alford, 1814 NC – 1857 MS.

            Her lineage: Anna Louise 1916 MS1, William Vernon 1876 MS2, James Leonard 1848 MS3, Terrell 1814 NC4.

 

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ANNA REBECCA NORMAN ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241; and Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295

 

MCCOMB SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 14 April 1928

 

MRS. ANNA ALFORD DIED ON TUESDAY

WIDOW OF LATE B.S. ALFORD PASSES AWAY AT AGE OF EIGHTY-THREE

 

            Mrs. Anna R. Alford, widow of the late B.S. Alford, died at the family residence in South Broadway Tuesday evening at 8:45 o’clock. Funeral services were held from the LaBranch Street Methodist Church Wednesday at 3:30 o’clock P.M.

            A large number of friends and acquaintances of the family were present at the funeral services, which were in charge of the Rev. Mr. E.H. Cooley, pastor of the LaBranch Street Church….

            Mrs. Alford, who was 83 years old, is survived by one sister, Mrs. T.S. Curtis of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Hayes of New Orleans; five sons, J.B. Alford, Norman Alford and L.W. Alford, all well known business men of this city, and A.C. Alford of Greenville and the Rev. L.E. Alford of Crystal Springs.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Pike County, having been born and reared here. For many years she was a faithful member of the LaBranch Street Methodist Church….

            Mrs. Alford’s husband, the late B.S. Alford, died February 5 [sic] of this year. At the time of his death they had been married almost sixty-two years.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Barnabas Seaborn Alford, which includes photos of them and of their shared gravestone; and sons Homer Hugh Christopher “Kit” Alford, James Barney Alford, Louis Wesley “Wes” Alford, Lucius Edwin “Luke” Alford, and Norman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Carrie Mabel Alford Hayes in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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ANNE LOUISE COMINS ALFORD

Grandmother of Devin Prescott Alford, AAFA #0508

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 27 December 1997

 

            Anne Louise Alford, 89, of Hernando, Miss., homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday [December 25] at her home. Hernando Funeral Home has charge.

            She was a member of Hernando Presbyterian Church.

            She leaves two daughters, Nancy Carter of Hernando and Louise Dillon of Ridgewood, N.J.; a son, Robert Alford of Englewood, N.J.; a sister, Fredricka Creager of Jacksonville, Fla., eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild….

 

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Photo from Baleville Congregational Church Cemetery, Galesville, Sussex Co., NJ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anne L. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 14 Nov 1908, last residence Hernando, De Soto Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Ralph Irving Alford, in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Anne Louise Alford was born 14 Nov 1908 in Babylon, NY, daughter of Frederick G. Comins and Annie G. Weeks.

 

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ANNIE B. BREWSTER ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Wednesday, 6 January 2010

 

            Services for Annie B. Brewster-Alford will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Berry & Gardner Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

            Ms. Alford, 71, of Meridian, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Rush Foundation Hospital….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Apr 1938, last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

 

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ANNIE BELL ALFORD FITZHUGH

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—24 November 2004

 

LENA—Services for Annie Bell Fitzhugh, 86, who died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at her residence in Lena, were held Saturday, Nov. 20, 2004, at Ludlow Baptist Church with burial in Ludlow Cemetery…. Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Fitzhugh was a native of Morton and lived most of her life in the Ludlow community in Scott County. She was a member of Ludlow Baptist Church.

            Her husband, Leon Fitzhugh in 1996, preceded her in death.

            Survivors include her two children, Daniel Fitzhugh of Ludlow and Geraldine Jordan of Lake; three sisters, Nellie Shaw of Forest, Irene Martin of Pearl and Mecie Crapps of Ludlow; two brothers, Sam Alford of Forkville and Arthur Neal Alford of Lena; six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Tracy Fitzhugh, Perry Fitzhugh, Leslie Fitzhugh, Brent Rigdon, Michael Rigdon, Jody Jordan and Todd Jordan.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie W. Fitzhugh (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Sept 1918, last residence Lena, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Alvie Alford and Rosia Florence Slade Alford; and her siblings Arthur Neal Alford, Bernard W. Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, Nellie Alford Shaw, and Vernon Kamack Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annie Bell 1918 MS1, William Alvie 1887 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ANNIE JEAN DOSS MURPHEE ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—10 April 2002

 

WEST POINT [Clay Co., MS]—Services for Jean Doss Murphree Alford who passed away last Thursday were held at Calvary Baptist Church in West Point…. Burial followed in Arbor Grove Cemetery.

            Ms. Alford was born in Houston on Feb. 2, 1929, the daughter of William Jodie and Fannie Lou Whitt Doss. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and two husbands, Travis E Alford and Charles D. Murphree.

            She is survived by one son, Michael Murphree of New York; four daughters, Linda Murphree Holley of New Orleans, Charlotte Murphree Messier of Cranston, R I, Debbie Murphree Anthony of Tupelo, Jennie Alford Johnson of West Point; five brothers, Theo Doss and James Davis Doss, both of West Point, Joe Lee Doss of Houston, Barney Doss of Memphis, Tenn., Roger Doss of Ozle, Texas, four grandchildren, Stefani Florreich Clucliffe, Barry Replogle, Joseph Johnson, Michael Patterson; four great grandchildren, Christopher Cutcliffe, Madeline Cutcliffe, Macy Replogle and Taylor Replogle.

            Pallbearers were Jack Tocker, Rodney Johnson, Bill Replogle, Garner Hardin, Bille Messier, David Anthony, Mitch Bennett and Garnet Hardin Jr.

 

Photo from Arbor Grove Baptist Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth McCoy Hamilton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean D. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence New York, NY [probably her son’s address].

            See the obituary of her second husband, Travis Earl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE LAVERNE WHATLEY ALFORD

Wife of Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford, AAFA #0445

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 24 February 2014

 

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            Rev. Annie L. Alford—A minister of the Gospel of Jesus for over 70 years, she went to her rest at 9 AM on Sunday, February 23, 2014, at home with family. She was 92 years of age, and a resident of Pelahatchie, MS.

            Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 5 PM until 9 PM at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 9 AM until 9:50 AM at the First Apostolic Church of Pelahatchie in Pelahatchie, MS. Funeral Services will follow at 10 AM at the church. Burial will be in the Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl, MS. at 1 PM. Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS, is handling arrangements.

            Her life consisted of serving as Co-Pastor for the four churches pastured by her husband. She is a well known author of 9 religious books that she self- published.

            Sister Alford, as she was known, is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-law; Ovead and Charlotte Alford, of Sumter SC; Fred and Liz Alford, of Byram, MS; Garry and Cynthia Alford, of Boliver, TN; David and Denise Alford of Galvez, LA; six daughters and 5 sons-in-law: Gwendolyn and A.J. Nickens of Galvez, LA; Marita and Arthur Phillips of Thaxton,MS; Deborah Alford of Pelahatchie, MS; Rhoda and Rev. Alan Spence of Opelousas, LA; Angela and Randy May of Wichita, KS; Joyce and David Neal of Pelahatchie, MS; 27 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, and 2 great-great-great grandchildren and an innumerable amount of children of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a host of friends.

            She was preceded in death by her loving husband the Rev. H.O. Alford Sr. They had been married for 57 years at the time of his death in 1996. Together they provided a wonderful Heritage for their 11 children.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Rev. Sidney Alford and a granddaughter Adina Alford, also by her parents Issac and Angie Whatley, 1 brother, Issac Whatley, Jr., 3 sisters, Aletha Tarver, Pearl Ganey and Bernice Whatley….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie L. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 May 1921, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Harrell Ovead “H.O” Alford; daughter Deborah Donita Alford; and granddaughter Adina Gayle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary. We included the obituary of her son Sidney M. Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            Her husband’s obituary includes a photo of their shared gravestone, but as of May 2014 Annie’s death date had not been engraved.

 

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ANNIE RUTH ALFORD

 

Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

Pearl, Rankin Co., MS—_____ May 2014

 

Annie Alford Obituary

 

            Annie Ruth Alford, 80, passed from this life Tuesday, May 6, 2014 while surrounded by her family at home.

            Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00pm, Friday, May 9, 2014 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Funeral services are 11:00am, Monday, May 12, 2014 in the funeral home chapel with interment to follow in Rosemont Memorial Gardens.

            She was born Tuesday, October 24, 1933 in Philadelphia, Mississippi, a daughter of the late Pettus McKinney and Mattie Sandiford McKinney.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Southside Assembly of God in Jackson. She dearly loved children, and operated a daycare in her home for more than 40 years. A loving and caring neighbor and friend, she always thought of others before herself. She enjoyed tending her flowers and truly had a “green thumb.” But her favorite times were spent with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Alford; and her faithful canine companion, Matti.

            Survivors include son, Mac Alford; daughters, Sharon Hawkins and husband Gary and Tabitha Smith; brother, Roy McKinney and wife Jane; grandchildren, Cable Hawkins, Cole Hawkins, Madilyn Burrell, Dexter Hosey, Chassidy Bradshaw and Gabby Rials; and great-grandchildren, Cole Hosey and Brecken Burrell.

 

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

            Her memorial at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home includes 60+ uncaptioned photos.

 

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ANNIE WILLARD WIGGINS ALFORD

Mother of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

Grandmother of Joanna Lynn “JoLynn” Alford Henderson Lear Long, AAFA #0718

Grandmother of Claudette Alford Taylor, AAFA #0800

Great-Grandmother of Elbert Robert Alford III, AAFA #0796

 

Annie Willard Alford

 

Mama Alford and her children

Elbert Robert Alford Jr., Frances Willard Alford Franklin, Annie Willard Wiggins Alford, John Wiggins Alford, Mary Alice “Prissy” Alford Morgan, and Claude Hines Alford

Photos from her granddaughter JoLynn Alford Longused with permission

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Sunday, 11 October 1981

 

MERIGOLD [Bolivar Co.]—Services for Mrs. Annie Willard Alford, 83, of Long Beach, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford was the widow of Elbert R. Alford.

            Survivors include three sons, Elbert R. Alford Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, John Alford of La Mesa, Calif, and Claude H. Alford of Pascagoula; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Franklin of Tallahassee, Fla.; and three sisters, Mrs. Alice Latham of Merigold, Mrs. Maggie Mae Carter of Money and Mrs. Elizabeth Ray of Hollandale.

            Burial will be in Shaw Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Elbert Robert Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her children Claude Hines Alford Sr. and Frances Willard Alford Franklin in Missouri Obituaries; her son John Wiggins Alford in California Obituaries; and her son Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

 

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ANTHONY MERRILL ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 12 March 1997

 

VARDAMAN [Calhoun Co., MS]—Anthony Merrill Alford, 45, farmer and merchant, died of a gunshot wound Feb. 18 [sic—Feb. 18 is his birthday] at his home.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Vardaman United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home here has charge.

            He was a 1970 graduate of Vardaman High School and a 1972 graduate of Northwest Community College. He attended Mississippi State University.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Geraldine Long Alford, also leaves two daughters, Brandi Bramlett of Pontotoc and Toni Dakota Alford of Vardaman; a son, Anthony Blake Alford of Jackson; a stepdaughter, Anna Fleming of Vardaman; a stepson, Bubba Fleming of Calhoun City; a brother, Billy Wayne Alford of Corinth; his parents, Merrill and Louise P. Alford of Vardaman, and a grandson.

 

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Photo from Vardaman Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura LeCornu Young

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Feb 1952 and died _____ March 1997, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Oscar Merrill Alford and Margaret Louise Penick Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Anthony Merrill ???? MS1, Oscar Merrill 1922 MS2, Leonard Wayne 1893 MS3, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA4, George Washington 1840 GA5, James Richard 1821 GA6, Jeptha 1797 NC7, Goodrich 1750 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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ARCHIE RICKEY HALFORD

 

FRANKLIN ADVOCATE

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—25 September 2008

 

            Services for Archie Rickey Halford, 52, of Meadville were held at Providence Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Saturday Sept 20…. Riverwood Family Funeral Service of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Halford died Friday, Sept 12, 2008, at his residence. He was born Sept 25, 1955 in Meadville, son of the late Eloise Carlock Halford. He was employed with Dyna-Steel in Natchez, Ms.

            Mr. Halford was preceded in death by his Mother.

            Survivors include one son, Nicholas Rick Halford; two brothers, Buddy Halford of Loyd Star and Mike Halford of Columbus; and one sister, Diane Phillips of Mobile, Al.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His memorial at Find A Grave says he was born 25 Sept 1955 in Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

 

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ARIE HILTON ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—13 August 1953

 

            Funeral services for Arie Hilton Alford will be conducted from the Homewood Methodist church today (Aug. 13) at 3:00 p.m., … and burial will be in the Homewood cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, who was a member of the Methodist church at Homewood, had been in the Veteran’s hospital for about two months prior to his death on August 12. He was gassed in the first World War and participated in seven major battles.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Bessie Mae Alford of Homewood; 2 sons, Turner Alford of Morton, and Baker Alford of the U.S. Air Corps in Wiesbaden [sic], Germany; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elton Vaughn, of Forest, and Mrs. Ben Barnes, of Hattiesburg; 4 brothers, Lod Alford and Edgar Alford of Forest, R.V. Alford, Newton, and Arthur Alford of Mobile, Ala., and 2 grandchildren.

            Active pallbearers will be Laverne Alford, Gradon Lay, Reese Rush, Norton Ueltschey, Dess Hollingsworth, and Neil Smith.

            Ott & Lee will be in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Homewood, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

Their gravestones are next to each other.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; sons Arie Turner Alford and Richard Baker Alford; and siblings Effie Alford Vaughn, James Edgar Alford, Lilla Chronelia Alford Barnes, Lod Samuel Alford, and Robert Vinson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Arthur Daniel Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arie Hilton 1896 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ARIE TURNER ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 25 October 2009

 

            Arie Turner Alford, 89, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

            Visitation is 4-7 pm today at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Services are 10 am Monday, October 26, 2009, at the funeral home with burial in Line Creek Cemetery in Morton….

            Mr. Alford was a native of Scott County and a resident of Rankin County for the past 11 years moving from Morton. He was a member of Brandon Baptist Church and a former member of Line Creek Baptist Church in Scott County where he had served as a deacon. Mr. Alford had worked for many years in management in the Poultry Industry in Scott County and also had owned and operated a poultry farm. He served 8 years in United States Navy during World War II, having served on the U. S. S. Enterprise and U.S.S. Yorktown.

            Survivors include his wife, Joyce Alford of Brandon; daughters, Janis Alford Simpson and husband, James T. of Huntsville, Alabama, Joan Alford Terry and husband, Jim of Clinton; grandchildren, Jason Simpson and wife, Brandy and Jamie Simpson of Huntsville, Alabama, Ryan Terry of Flowood and Allyn Ann Terry Simpson and husband Jeremy of Lake Forest, California; niece, Julie Alford Martin of Brandon and nephew, Michael Alford of Brandon….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 July 1920, last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, Arie Hilton Alford; and brother Richard Baker Alford in this compilation.

            Arie was the son of Arie Hilton Alford and Bessie Mae Turner. He married Robbye Joyce Palmer on 21 March 1943.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arie Turner 1920 MS1, Arie Hilton 1896 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ARLENE THIGPEN HALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Sunday, 28 December 2014

 

GULFPORT, MS—Arlene Thigpen Halford, age 83, died Dec. 24, 2014. Graveside serv, 12/29/14, Finley Cemetery, 10am. Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, MS. www.riemannfamily.com. [nothing more]

 

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Photo from Finley Cemetery, Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Faulk

 

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

            Arlene’s parents, Joel Dudley Thigpen and Mazie Thigpen Mobley, are buried in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Hinds Co., MS.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: James Franklin 1918 MS1, George Franklin 1857 MS2, Owen 1807 SC3, Burrell Moses 1766 SC4, Achillus 1767 NC5, James 1737 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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AROLD ABRAHAM “JACK” ALFORD

Uncle of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

Photo from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 12 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

[A very similar article was published on Thursday, 11 December 2003, in the Bolivar Commercial.]

 

CLEVELAND [Bolivar Co.]—A.A. “Jack” Alford, 83, died Wednesday, December 10, 2003, at home. Services are 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Cleveland with burial in New Cleveland Cemetery.... Ray Funeral Home of Cleveland is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born on March 3, 1920, in Carroll County to George and Myrtle Alford. He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp. in World War II., serving in India and was honorably discharged, with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was educated at Bowling Green College of Commerce. He married Jean Webster on June 14, 1945 in Laredo, Texas. He was a downtown Cleveland merchant for 46 years. His first job in Cleveland was a bookkeeper for C.E. Jordon and Company. He owned and managed L&A Furniture Exchange form 1956 until 1982. He then owned a picture framing business until his retirement in 1992. He was a board member of the Bolivar County Habitat for Humanity, member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a past member of the Board of Trustees, Board of Missions, Men’s Bible Class and the Methodist Men’s Club. He was voted the 1996 Methodist Man of the Year. He was a charter member of the Cleveland Junior Chamber of Commerce and active member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.

            Survivors include: his wife, Jean Webster Alford of Cleveland; two sons, David Webster Alford of Cleveland and Donald Alford of Lawrenceville, Georgia; two daughters, Suzanne Alford Hodges and Jacqueline Alford Erwin, both of Russellville, Arkansas; a brother, Arthur Edward Alford of Steele, Missouri; five sisters, Juanita Bible of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, Ruby Nell Davis of Hattiesburg, Gertie Langley of Van Cleave, Mississippi, Roberta Huckaby of Menden, Nevada, Blanche Pounds of Prescott, Arizona; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are David Alford, Donald Alford, Donald Dean, Andrew Erwin, Micah Erwin and Paul Jones. Honorary pallbearers are the First United Methodist Church Men’s Bible Class....

 

 

Photos from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ted Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Arold A. Alford (SS# issued in MS) but list his death date as 9 Dec 2003.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jean Webster Alford; his parents, George Bedford Alford and Myrtle Mae Berry Alford; his sisters Gertie Ellen Alford Findley Langley and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Juanita Wasson Alford Bible in Colorado Obituaries; of his half-brother Arthur Edwin Alford; and stepmother, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, in Missouri Obituaries; of his half-sister Blanche Alford Pounds in Arizona Obituaries; and of his half-sister Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            Arold A. Alford is the name on his WWII Army Enlistment Record, serial #14017247.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Arold Abraham 1920 MS1, George Bedford 1880 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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ARTHUR ALFORD

Grandfather of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 1 May 1960

 

            Arthur Alford, 67, of 9644 Summer St., died Friday evening at a local hospital.

            A native of Hinds county, he was engaged in the saw mill business prior to his illness. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

            Funeral services will be held Monday from Baldwin Chapel, hour to be announced. Interment will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. Rev. S.W. Valentine, pastor of Southside Baptist Church and Dr. Kermit Canterbury, pastor of Griffith Memorial Baptist Church, will officiate.

            Survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Dell Parham. Mrs. Monroe Hilton, Jr., and Mrs. Dorothy Walker, all of Jackson; Mrs. William Dunn, of Camden, Ala.; and Mrs. Jasper Allen, of Phoenix, Ariz; his widow; three sons, Clifton Alford and Ray Alford, of Jackson, and Arthur Lee Alford, of Gulfport; a sister, Mrs. Susie Thompson, of Morton; four brothers, Walter and Frank Alford, of Morton, Bob Alford, of Arkansas, and Alvie Alford, of Forkville.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lona Lee Wallace Alford; children Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, Rex Ray Alford, and Stella Alford Dunn; and his brothers Clifford Alford, Frank Alford, Robert Vernon Alford, Walter Eugene Alford, and William Alvie Alford in this compilation.

            In 1900 (June 11), Beat 4, Scott Co., MS, dwelling #106, everyone in the W.J. Alford family is listed with initials only. Son A. is age 8, b. July 1892.

            Arthur Alford married Lona Lee Wallace on 24 Oct 1913 in Scott Co., MS. Arthur was the son of William Jackson Alford and Mecie Gentry.

            On Arthur Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 23, a farmer living in Hillsboro, Scott Co., MS, with a wife and 2 children. He says he was born 1 July 1893 in Beach, Scott Co., MS, and he signed with his mark.

            In 1930 the family is in Beat 4, Scott Co., MS, dwelling #77: Arthur Alford, 37; his wife Lona 32; and children: Ray 13, Stella 12, Clifton 10, Dorothy 7, Lucile 4, and Ernese 2. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur 1891 MS1, William Jackson 1848 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ARTHUR EUGENE ALFORD

Uncle of Howard Wroten Alford, AAFA #0547; and Linda Lou Alford Flack, AAFA #0842

 

Alford Brothers

Brothers, left to right: Arthur Eugene Alford, Dewey Edison Alford, Alvin Dean Alford, Luther”Luke”Wroten Alford

Photo from AAFA #0842 Linda Lou Alford Flack’s Alford L./Flack family tree (Ancestry)

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 17 April 1981

 

            Arthur E. Alford, 83, of Route 1, Magnolia, died early this morning at Beacham Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Catchings Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a veteran of World War I and a member of Union Baptist Church, was born Dec. 4, 1897.

            Survivors include his wife Mrs. Velma Walters Alford; one son Travis Alford of Baton Rouge, La.; five daughters, Willie Jean Hannula of New Orleans, Robbie Harris of Meridian, Mary Strojan of Brooklyn, N.Y., Shirley Hasselle of Brandon and Janie Alford of Magnolia; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Dec 1898 [different than obituary] and died _____ Apr 1981, last residence Magnolia, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Velma Walters Alford; daughter Robbie Alford Harris; father, Albert Arthur Alford; and brother Luther Wroten Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Linnie Dean Berryhill Alford; and brother Alvin Dean Alford Sr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Arthur Eugene Alford married (1) Vera Simmons on 5 Nov 1921 in Pike Co., MS. She is also buried in Magnolia Cemetery (1901–1928).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Arthur Eugene 1898 MS1, Albert Arthur 1872 MS2, Ira Newton 1848 MS3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ARTHUR LEE “SONNY” ALFORD

Uncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

Photo from Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 17 July 2010

 

            Arthur L. “Sonny” Alford, 76, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, July 15, 2010, from the VA Medical Center.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010, at 3 pm at Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with visitation from 1 pm until 3 pm.

            Mr. Alford was born in Beech, MS to Arthur R. Alford and Lona Lee Wallace and grew up in Morton, MS. He joined the US Air Force at the age of 18, was a Vietnam Veteran, and proudly served his country for twenty years until his retirement. He continued serving his fellow man through law enforcement retiring from the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post # 6473. In his retirement he enjoyed golf and working in his yard. His constant canine companion, Ty, will miss following his every step.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Ruthie T. Alford; daughters, Carolyn Waldrop, Carol Goss (Davis), Mary Cleveland (John), and Cheryl Alford; stepchildren, Al Sullivan, Jerry McDill and Kathy Bounds; grandchildren, Jason and Lorie Frith, Jacob and Joel Waldrop, John Cleveland, Jr., Jeremy McDill, Dorian Sullivan, Brittany and Cameron Bounds; and great-grandchildren, Macie Frith and Taylor Waldrop.

            Mr. Alford was a loving father, grandfather, husband, and friend. His wonderful sense of humor and playful personality will be greatly missed.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Aug 1933, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents Arthur Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford (which provides his middle name); and siblings Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, Rex Ray Alford, and Stella Alford Dunn in this compilation.

            His memorial at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home includes 100+ uncaptioned family photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Lee 1933 MS1, Arthur 1891 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ARTHUR LEVI ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 2 January 1994

 

 

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Photo from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Jan 1994) dates of Arthur L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Louise Martin Alford; and children Heuland Jessie Alford, James Travis Alford, and Martha Ann Alford Ladner in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Thomas Edison Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From MS Marriages: A.L. Alford married Magrat Martin on 27 Oct 1923 in Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Arthur Levi 1899 MS1, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS2, Sebastian 1831 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ARTHUR NATHAN ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer, AAFA #0863

Uncle of Gary Neal Alford, AAFA #0814

 

Photo from Chancellor Funeral Home

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 October 2008

 

            Mr. Arthur N. Alford, Sr., 82, went to be with the Lord from his home in Florence [Rankin Co.], Monday, October 13, 2008. Visitation will be today from 5-8 pm at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence. Services are Thursday, October 16, 2008, at 10 am at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

            After serving in the U.S. Navy Mr. Alford lived in Jackson for over 30 years prior to moving to the Florence area. He was a member of Oak Forest Baptist Church and an electric motor repairman for Flannigan Electric.

            He is survived by his wife, Velma Alford of Florence; sons, Arthur N. (Linda) Alford, Jr., of Brandon, Michael Sim (Vicki) Alford of Terry, Davis Eugene (Shirley) Alford of Nashua, NH and Richard Loret (Gina) Alford of Brookhaven; daughters, Joyce (James) Johnston of Richland, Jenny Elaine (Billy) Warren of Florence; brothers: David Alford of Waterproof, LA, Marvin Alford of Pearl, and Ulyess Alford of Crystal Springs; sisters, Jenny Windham of Pearl, Kathy Pauser of Cold Springs, MN, and Julia Wilson of Tulsa, OK; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

            On-line guestbook may be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Garden of Memories, Florence, Rankin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Moe Martin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur N. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Sept 1926, last residence Florence, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Velma D. Alford; siblings Alvin Harold Alford, Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, Marvin Noel Alford, and William S. Alford Jr.; and his sister-in-law Mary Ann Whittington Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer in Oklahoma Obituaries; and of his sister Jenny Eldora Alford Windham in Tennessee Obituaries.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Nathan 1926 MS1, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ARTHUR NEAL ALFORD

 

Ott & Lee Funeral Home

Morton, Scott Co., MS—_____ June 2015

 

Arthur Neal Alford

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Neal Alford will be conducted on Tuesday afternoon, June 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM from the Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton…. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton….

            Arthur Neal Alford was born in Scott County to his parents, the late Alvie & Rosa Slade Alford on September 23, 1941 and passed away on Sunday, June 22, 2015 at his home at the age of 73.

            A native of Scott County, he enjoyed gardening and yard work. He was a former barber and a retired employee from the State Hospital at Whitfield after 28 years of service. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Annie Bell, Bernard, Irene, Kamack, and Yvonne.

            Survivors include his wife of 53 years: Barbara Alford of Lena; three children: Arthur S. Alford of Flora; Tammy (Rudy) Parker of Brandon, and Crystal Alford of Lena; three grandchildren; two sisters: Mecie Gay Crapps of Coal Bluff and Nellie Shaw of Forest; and one brother: S.J. Alford of Forkville.

 

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Photos from Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Forkville, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Ketchum

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, William Alvie Alford and Rosia Florence Slade Alford; and siblings Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Bernard W. Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, Nellie Alford Shaw, and Vernon Kamack Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Neal 1941 MS1, William Alvie 1887 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ARTHUR RANDALL “RANDY” ALFORD

 


Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

[Nearly identical articles were published on the same day in the Bangor Daily News, Bangor, ME, and The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA.]

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 12 February 2009

 

            Dr. Arthur Randall “Randy” Alford, age 55, of Madison, MS, and Orono, ME, lost his battle with complications related to multiple sclerosis at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS, on Monday, February 9, 2009.

            Family members will receive friends in the chapel of Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS, on Friday, February 13, 2009, from 5 to 7 pm and again from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2009, with services following at 2 pm and burial in adjoining Parkway Memorial Cemetery….

            Dr. Alford was born in Baton Rouge, LA on October 31, 1953, to Arthur Travis Alford and Hilda Simmons Alford. His academic accomplishments began in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs, where he graduated from high school, later receiving his B.S. from the University of Southern Mississippi followed by his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Louisiana State University.

            After a one year appointment as Research Entomologist in the Chemistry Department at the New Brunswick Research and Productivity Council in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, he became an Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of Maine in Orono in 1982. His research focused on the chemical ecology of insects and on insect attractants and pheromones. He investigated plant chemicals associated with insect feeding stimulation and deterrence and, later in his career, combined these interests in the development of a strategy for the successful management of the Colorado potato beetle.

            During his 26 year career at the University of Maine, Dr. Alford served as chair of the Department of Entomology from 1992 to1994, and served as chair of the Applied Entomology and Environmental Sciences Department from 1994 to 1997. He was instrumental in establishing the Sustainable Agriculture Program at the University of Maine in 1986 and the Potato Ecosystem Project, a long term research program, in 1992, which continues to this day. He was also a member of the Entomological Society of America and of the International Chemosensory Workshop on Insects.

            Throughout his career, Dr. Alford inspired and mentored many students, formally in the classroom teaching “Insect Morphology, Physiology and Behavior,” “Pesticides and the Environment,” “Plant Pest Interactions,” and Honors Tutorials and, as significantly, informally in the many conversations and discussions with students and colleagues in his office, hallways and committee meetings. Students revered him as much for his thought-provoking questions and philosophical perspectives on life as they did for his expertise in insect physiology and behavior.

            Serving as a Major Advisor for seven graduate students, he also served on many Graduate and Honors Advisory Committees. For five years he served on the University Honors Council and he was a dedicated faculty mentor in the Maine Upward Bound Program, assisting underprivileged students to improve their skills in high school and prepare to enter and succeed in college. Many of Maine’s Upward Bound graduates speak of Dr. Alford as their favorite and most fondly remembered professor and mentor because of his unique ability to both inspire curiosity and foster achievement.

            But Dr. Alford’s first academic love was entomology and he worked from 1996 to 2007 to preserve the legacy of Maine’s most renowned entomologist, Dr. Edith Patch, through the development of her home, Braeside, into the Edith Marion Patch Center for Entomology, the Environment and Education. Instrumental in placing Braeside on “Maine’s Most Endangered Buildings” list, he steered Braeside onto the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, was a founding member of the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch and spearheaded the project to preserve Dr. Patch’s home and gardens on the edge of the University of Maine campus. He served as Co-chair of the University/Town Relations Committee from Oct. 2002 to May 2003. Dr. Alford was Professor of Entomology in the School of Biology and Ecology at the time of his departure from the University of Maine in 2007 due to illness.

            His love of good friends, good food and his fondness for music led he and his wife to found the Southern Supper Club in Orono, Maine, in 1997. Throughout his declining years, his whole-hearted joy in hosting frequent Southern Supper Club dinners and many charity events and tours in his beloved home, the Squire John Bennoch House overlooking the Stillwater River, remained a steadfast source of enjoyment for him.

            His love of family was always apparent in the enjoyable times he spent over the years with his wife and children traveling, hiking, camping, and skiing. He never let his illness interfere with his devotion to his children or his joy in attending their academic and sporting events and cheering their accomplishments. He will long be fondly remembered by his family, colleagues, students and friends as a true Southern gentleman, a welcoming host, a delightful and entertaining storyteller, and a collector of friends. The world is a better place for those who knew him.

            He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Travis Alford.

            He is survived by his beloved wife, Jo Carol Alford of Madison, MS; devoted mother, Hilda Alford of Denham Springs, LA; sons, Travis Alford of Atlanta, GA and Elliot Alford of Portland, OR; daughter, Olivia Alford of Boston, MA and step-daughter, Leah (Brian) Harris of Clinton, MS; brother, Rick Alford and niece, Monica Alford of Denham Springs, LA; grandsons, Cade and Chandler Harris of Clinton, MS; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carroll and Peggy Rosamond of Madison, MS.

            Serving as pallbearers are Jim Boren, Donnie Mashon, Colllier Beasley, John Cooper Fore, Barry Starnes, and Ralph Underwood.

            Honorary pall bearers are Bryan Green, Richard Rula, John Jemison, David Kimler, Wayne Honeycutt, Abner Hammond, Don Rosamond, Todd Rosamond, Johnny Hill, Wellie Harris, Joe Labruzzo, Barry Hannula, and Jack Burton Hannula.

            The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Friends of Dr. Edith Marion Patch by mailing donations to Dr. Nancy MacKnight, 52 Penobscot Street, Orono, ME, 04473. Donations may be made payable to the University of Maine Foundation with Friends of Patch/ Dr. Alford in the memo line.

            Dr. Alford’s family wish to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Ruth Fredericks, Dr. Michael Winkelmann, Dr. Indira Veerisetty, Dr. Anne Whitehurst, Dr. Adam Lewis, Dr. Dale Walker and the staff of Hospice Ministries, St. Dominic Hospital, Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Mississippi Home Care and Trinity Mission Rehabilitation for the kind, loving care he received, with special thanks and recognition to Dr. Alford’s favorites, Sherry Ingle, Alvin Thigpen and Jessica Keyes.

 

Photo from Parkway Memorial Cemetery, Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Alexander Lander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Arthur Travis Alford and Hilda Rhea Simmons Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Arthur Randall 1953 LA1, Arthur Travis 1924 MS2, Arthur Eugene 1898 MS3, Albert Arthur 1872 MS4, Ira Newton 1848 LA5, Ira Payne 1822 MS6, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC7, Jacob 1761 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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AUBREY LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 20 December 2007

 

            Aubrey Alford, Sr., 51, died Sunday, December 16, 2007 in Jackson. Funeral Services will be held today, December 20, 2007 at 1:00 pm at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Interment will follow in Garden of Memories in Florence.

            Mr. Alford was a self employed carpenter having lived all his life in Jackson.

            Survivors include his wife, Grace Claudine Alford; sons, Aubrey Alford, Jr., and Jamie Alford; daughter, April Alford; sisters, Patricia Keith, Nancy Gordon, Sherry Mahaffey, and Linda Alford; and two grandchildren, Hannah Jade and Colby Alex.

            On line guest book at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aubrey L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Aug 1956.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Hugh Alford Jr. and Grace Claudine McNeil Alford; and brother James Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Aubrey Lee 1956 MS1, James Hugh 1918 MS2, James Hugh 1896 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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AUDRY LOUISA HAMMOND ALFORD

 

NEWTON RECORD

Newton, Newton Co., MS—Wednesday, 7 July 1993

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Audry Hammond Alford, 90, of Newton were held Saturday, July 3, 1993 at 2 p.m. from Webb Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in Newton County Memorial Gardens with Webb Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Warren County, KY, died Thursday, July 1, 1993 at Conva-Rest Nursing Home, Newton. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Newton, a member of the WMU, the T.E.L. Sunday School Class, Triple L and Newton Home Demonstration Club.

            Survivors include two sons, James B. Alford, Newton and Robert L. Alford, Parkersburg, West VA; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Will McMillian, Sidney Wagner, Wade Tumage, Dick Hickman, Horace May, Bill Hand, Alton Barber and RJ. Reynolds.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audry L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 March 1903, last residence Newton, Newton Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Vinson Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Doris Frances Alford Ball Matthews and James Basil Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Robert Lamance Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Her name is spelled Audrey on her gravestone, but Audry in most other records.

            From SSACI: Audry Louisa Hammond Alford was born 1 March 1903 in Warren Co., KY, daughter of Bacel D. Hammond and Wyatt E. Barnett.

            Her father’s name is Basil Duke Hammond on his gravestone.

 

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AUGUSTA S. “MUZ” ALFRED

 

TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Sunday, 30 April 2000

 

            Augusta “Muz” Alfred, a retired longshoreman, died Monday [April 24] at Vencor Hospital. He was 76.

            Mr. Alfred was born in Columbia, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for 40 years before returning to Columbia in 1987.

            Survivors include his wife, Gardine Alfred; four sons, Thomas Ray, Stanley, Anthony and Augusta Alfred Jr.; eight daughters, Geraldine Johnson, Donice Wells, Sharon Richard, Lillian Marie Nelson and Elaine, Augustine, Cynthia and Sementa Alfred; two brothers, Ollie J., and Criscro Alfred; two sisters, Martha Richards and Maxine Foxworth; 38 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

            A funeral was held at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Foxworth, Miss. Burial was in Little Rock Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Little Rock Cemetery, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janine McQuiston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Augusta Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 Apr 1924 but list his death date as 15 Apr 2000 [different than obituary and gravestone], last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gardine Foxworth Alfred; and brother Ollie James Alfred Sr. in this compilation.

 

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AURORA LOUISE ALFORD GILCHRIST

 

MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—Wednesday, 25 May 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

RIDGELAND [Madison Co.]—Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the age of 97. Visitation was Tuesday, May 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland and a graveside ceremony Wednesday morning, May 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Floral Hills Cemetery on Airport Road in Pearl.

            She was born Feb. 27, 1908, in Mayersville, in Issaquena County, the second child of Nell Biggs Alford and Stewart Floyd Alford, Jr. of Hopedale Plantation, Issaquena County.

            She attended school in Greenville, and All Saints Episcopal School in Vicksburg. In 1929 she graduated from the University of Mississippi where she was elected Most Popular Girl her senior year. She studied Greek and Latin and majored in French and Home Economics. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.

            In 1929, she married William Garth Gilchrist, Jr. of Courtland, Ala. in a ceremony at Hopedale Plantation. Mr. Gilchrist was in Mississippi directing the building of levees along the Mississippi River.

            Aurora Gilchrist devoted her life to her children and family and her countless beloved friends. She was a devout and faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church. She was a kind and generous person of great strength and courage. She was the favorite person of many people who knew her and she will never be forgotten by those who loved her.

            She is survived by two sons, William Garth Gilchrist, III, of Garden Ridge, Texas, and Robert Alford Gilchrist and his wife, Julie Brasfield Gilchrist, of Jackson; one daughter, Ellen Louise Gilchrist of Ocean Springs, Mississippi; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, nine great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Roberta Alford Kleinschmidt, of New Orleans, La., and many nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were her grandsons, Garth Gilchrist Walker, Pierre Gautier Walker, William Garth Gilchrist, IV, Robert Alford Gilchrist, Junior, and her oldest great-grandsons, Lake Chambers Speed, Junior and Randy Jett, Jr.

            Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandsons, Kenny Jett, Clark Satcher, Marshall Kingman Walker and Tyler Klaus, Grayton Green and her nephews, George W. Healy, III, Kenneth Kleinschmid, and Stewart Floyd Alford, IV.

 

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Photo from Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Pearl, Rankin Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Taken by deceased photographer, Patricia Langley Harvey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aurora Gilchrist (SS# issued in MS), last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Nellie Wade Biggs Alford; and brother Stewart Floyd Alford III in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sisters Margaret Hoy Alford Healy and Roberta Conway Alford Kleinschmidt in Louisiana Obituaries.

            We published a letter to Aurora from her daughter Ellen, “Mother’s Day Letter to Aurora Alford Gilchrist,” in Spring 1998. Aurora attended part of our meeting in Jackson, MS, in 1991, guest of Oliver Sims Robinson, AAFA #0145, another descendant of Stewart Floyd Alford 1835 GA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Aurora Louise 1908 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1873 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AVA BURTON HEWITT ALFORD

Aunt of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295; and John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 7 February 1991

 

MERIDIAN—Ava Burton Alford, 80, a former Pike County resident who resided in Meridian, died Feb. 4, 1991, at Anderson Hospital of Meridian. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Woodlawn Cemetery of Summit. Webb Funeral Home of Meridian is in charge of arrangements, and Catchings Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of local arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 9, 1910, in Mississippi. She was the daughter of Thomas E. Hewitt and Edna Watkins Hewitt. She was the director of social work services for the East Mississippi State Hospital and was a Baptist.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one daughter, Ava Alford Compton of Dallas; and two brothers, Tom Hewitt and William C. Hewitt, both of Summit.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Summit, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Harold Danvers Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA JEAN ALFORD FLUTY

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—4 October 2006

 

            Barbara Jean Alford Fluty, age 74, of Biloxi, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, October 1, 2006, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

            A native Coloradoan since her birth on March 20, 1932, she married Bill Fluty in 1952 and traveled the world as a member of the U.S. Air Force family for over thirty years before making Biloxi her permanent home. Although she loved her mountains, she was a coastal Southerner by choice.

            Barbara is shown above with Bill, her husband for 54 years [photo not available]. She is also survived by her children and grandchildren: Renee Fluty and Joe Turek, Rebecca and Shoshana; Diane and Damon Lum, Matthew, Eric and Carl; Gary and Mona Fluty, Brian, Chase and Kelby; and Denny Fluty; as well as her brother, Raleigh Alford and his children, Nicole and Burke.

            An active member of the Gulf Coast community, Barbara was known for the love and commitment of spirit and soul she gave to her family and friends. She will be missed by many, including the Keesler AFB Thrift Shop, Chapel and Officers’ Wives Club; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Coast Community Concert Assn.; Center Stage; Flamingo Fluffs; Sunkist Country Club Ladies Golf Assn.; the American Red Cross; and the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery program.

            Her family wishes to thank the many friends that supported her in her battle with cancer. Because cutting edge cancer research contributed so greatly to her life, Barbara has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to organizations committed to finding a cure for cancer.

            Barbara’s life will be celebrated at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Road, Biloxi, on Thursday, October 5, 10:00 a.m., followed immediately by visitation until 12 Noon.

            An online guestbook may be viewed and signed via riemannfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara J. Fluty (SS# issued in CO), last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

 

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BARBARA NEYLAND ALFORD MCDAVITT

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—6 February 2000

 

            Barbara Neyland Alford McDavitt, 69, of McComb, died Feb. 4, 2000, at Lifecare Center of New Orleans at Baptist Hospital.

            Visitation continues from noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Hartman Funeral Home. Services are at 2 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator-Redeemer…. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Mrs. McDavitt was born June 3, 1930, in Alexandria, La. She was the daughter of William Leighton Neyland and Ruby Stubblefield Neyland.

            Mrs. McDavitt was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Mediator-Redeemer, where she was involved in the Episcopal Church Women. She was a member of the Nautilus Club, the Flower Lovers Club and was a volunteer with the McComb Interdenominational Care Association. She attended Perkinston Boarding School and the University of Mississippi.

            Mrs. McDavitt was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Burton Alford Jr.; her second husband, T.L. “Jerry” McDavitt Jr.; and a son, James Burton Alford III.

            She is survived by two sons and their wives, Dickey Leighton and Joel Alford of Covington, La., and David Neyland and Pamela Alford of Tupelo; three stepsons and their wives, Ray and Carol McDavitt of Boston, Houston and Laura McDavitt of Starkville, and Robert and Susan McDavitt of Hammond, La.; a daughter, Catherine Elizabeth Alford of Phoenix, Ariz.; three stepdaughters and their husbands, Betty and Rick Penick of McComb, Sue and Doug Freeswick of Mandeville, La., and Sherry Reeves of Mandeville; a brother and his wife, Norman and Norma Neyland of New Orleans; a sister, Carrie Elizabeth Neyland of Woodville; 22 grandchildren and numerous friends.

            Pallbearers will be Alexander Alford, Zeb Burton Alford, Robert William Neyland, John Neyland, Swayze Neyland, Thomas Neyland, Leighton Alford, Mack Causey and Jamie Causey.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Church of the Mediator-Redeemer Building Fund. Estelle A. Pounds

            …. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara N. McDavitt (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, James Burton Alford Jr.; and son James Burton Alford III in this compilation.

 

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BARNABAS SEABORN ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241; and Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295

 

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Barnabas Seaborn Alford and his wife, Anna Norman Alford

Photo from AAFA Photo Gallery

 

MCCOMB SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 11 February 1928

 

            B.S. Alford, one of the pioneer citizens of this community, who died at his residence Monday night [February 6] about 9:30 o’clock, was buried in Hollywood Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, following funeral services which were held from the LaBranch Methodist Church. The Rev. E.H. Cooley was in charge of the services. The Rev. C.C. Evans of the Centenary Methodist Church … assisted with the services.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anne Norman Alford; daughter, Mrs. Carrie Alford Hays, of New Orleans; and five sons, Rev. Luke Alford, of Crystal Springs; J.B. Alford, of the Denman-Alford Company and the J.B. Alford Dry Goods Company; L.W. Alford, of the L.W. Alford Jewelry Store, and Norman Alford, of the McClurg-Alford Furniture Company.

            Mr. Alford was one of the few surviving Civil War Veterans. He was born and reared a few miles east of McComb. About twenty years ago he moved here. He was an outstanding man of this community and a distinguished leader in the Christian life of McComb. For many years he was a member of the La Branch Street Methodist Church and for fifteen years he served in this church as Superintendent of the Sunday School. Mr. Alford was eighty-two years old and he and Mrs. Alford had been married for almost sixty-two years.

            On the day of Mr. Alford’s death, T.S. Curtis, brother-in-law of Mrs. B.S. Alford, was buried. This added to the bereavement of both the Alford and Curtis families. Mrs. Ada Carruth, the stepmother of Mrs. L.V. Alford, was buried in the Auburn Cemetery at the hour of Mr. Alford’s funeral here. This was an additional sorrow to Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Alford. Three deaths in these prominent families within one week has brought sorrow to many hearts and the sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved ones.

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Anna Rebecca Norman Alford; sons Homer Hugh Christopher “Kit” Alford, James Barney Alford, Louis Wesley “Wes” Alford, Lucius Edwin “Luke” Alford, and Norman Alford; brother Leander Raiford Alford; and half-brother Samuel Neaman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Carrie Mabel Alford Hayes in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Barnabas was the son of Seaborn John Alford and his first wife, Mary Catherine Felder.

            Wedding anniversary articles:

 

NEWTON RECORD

Newton, Newton Co., MS—Thursday, 18 February 1926

 

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Tuesday, 16 February 1926

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS1, Seaborn John 1807 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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BARNEY PIPKIN ALFORD

Granduncle of Carolyn Annice Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

1906

Photo from Carolyn Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 7 April 1950

 

JUDGE ALFORD, PIKE LEADER, PASSES AT 74

VETERAN JUSTICE OF PEACE, OUTSTANDING FARMER, WIDELY MOURNED

 

            Judge Barney P. Alford, justice of the peace of Pike County’s 3rd District for the past 32 years, and one of its most prominent farming and political leaders, succumbed to a brief illness, his passing taking place Thursday night at 7:20.

            Judge Alford was 74 years, of age. His passing occurred at the family residence, 11 miles east of McComb and between Pricedale and Holmesville. A native of the community in which he passed away, he was one of its best known citizens. He was a member of the Holmesville Methodist Church….

            His body was to be taken from Hartman Chapel to the home late Friday afternoon, there to lie until funeral services at 3:00 Sunday afternoon, also from the residence; Rev. James A. Bryant, pastor of Holmesville Baptist Church, and Rev. S.C. Moody, pastor of Osyka Methodist Church, will conduct, and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

            He leaves his widow, Mrs. Ruby Brent Alford; two daughters, Mrs. O.B. (Dan) Boone, McComb, and Mrs. R.L. Criscoe, Kosciusko; four brothers, J.A. Minden, La.; J.M., Shreveport; Harvey. T., San Antonio; and C.W. Alford, Palm Harbor, Florida; two sisters, Miss Minnie Alford and Mrs. R.T. Hollingsworth, both of Pontotoc; three grandchildren and many other relatives.

            Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home in charge of services.

 

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Photos from Alford Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Karen Olivia “Olie” Walker Alford; second wife Ruby Brent Alford; daughters Edith Laura Alford Criscoe and Mary Jane Alford Boone; father, Needham Edwin Alford; and brother Louis Flemon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Joseph Martin Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; of his brother Henry Lucius Alford in Texas Obituaries; and of his brother Collye Wellman Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            In 1910, Pike Co., MS: Barney P. Alford, widowed, age 36 born LA; his brother Colwell 22 MS; sister Annie 30 MS; and a hired hand.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Barney Pipkin 1875 LA1, Needham Edwin 1845 MS2, Warren Jackson 1819 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BEATRICE IRENE FARMER ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 13 December 1996

 

GREENWOOD [Leflore Co., MS]—Beatrice Irene Farmer Alford, 91, homemaker, died of heart failure Wednesday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Lexington with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Southern Funeral Home of Lexington has charge.

            She was a member of New Hope Christian Church.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of H.T. Alford, leaves four daughters, Juanita Siltman of Quincy, Ill., Mozelle Perry of Orosi, Calif., Patricia Ann Yoder of Gulfport and Maxine Jones of Yazoo City; eight sons, Harvey Alford of El Paso, Texas, Herman T. Alford Jr. of Austell, Ga., Larkin S. Alford of Greenwood, Lester Alford of Gulfport, Floyd C. Alford of Grafton, N.D., Jeffie Alford of Lexington, and Willie M. Alford and George Alford, both of Beaufort, S.C.; a sister, Rosa Mae Mims of Black Hawk, 42 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, Holmes Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dudley Rinicker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beatrice F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Feb 1905, last residence Lexington, Holmes Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Herman Theodore Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Herman Theodore Alford Jr. in Alabama Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Beatrice Farmer Alford was born 21 Feb 1905 in West Holmes, MS, daughter of John R. Farmer and Mattie B. Harrison.

 

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BEATRICE L. OSBORNE ALFORD VANDEVENDER

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Monday, 16 October 2006

 

            Beatrice A. Vandevender, 85, of Greenwood died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

            She was born on Jan. 12, 1921 to Andrew and Lizzie Lemley Osborne in Montgomery County. She was married to the late Reed Alford and Venton Vandevender.

            Mrs. Vandevender was a retired assembly line worker for Baldwin Piano, where she was employed for numerous years. She was a charter member of Lakewood Baptist church in Zavalla, Texas. She was currently a member of North Greenwood Baptist Church. Her family says she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who was loved by all who knew her.

            Other than her husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Burton Childs, three sisters and a brother.

            Visitation will be held from noon until time of the service Tuesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be 2 p.m. at Odd Fellows Cemetery….

            She is survived by a daughter, Lucretia Palmertree and her husband, James, of Greenwood; two step daughters, Sue Swinney of Lillington, Colo. and Kay Vandevender of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four sisters, Sadie Thompson of Durant, Betty McCormick of Grenada, Julie Ann Hodges of Winona and Inez Holly of Shreveport, La.; four brothers, Alton Reed and his wife, Diane, Alford Sr. of McComb [sic: Alton is her son], Clifford Osborne and James Osborne, both of Winona and Leeman Osborne of Grenada; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Stephen Everett, Alton Alford Jr., Daniel Burton, Derick Robinson, Steve Everett and Terry Steen. Honorary pallbearers will be Garvis Evans, Charles Burton and Robert Vail….

 

Beatrice L. <i>Osborne</i> Vandevender

Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandi K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Beatrice Vandevender (SS# issued in MS), last residence Zavalla, Angelina Co., TX, last benefit Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Reed Bingham Alford; and children Alton Reed Alford Sr., Brenda Joyce Alford Burton Childs, and Lucretia Alford Palmertree in this compilation.

 

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BEATRICE WOLVERTON ALFORD

 

Ott & Lee Funeral Home

Morton, Scott Co., MS—_____ October 2015

 

            Beatrice “Bea” Alford passed from this life into Heaven on October 21, 2015.

            She was born on July 11, 1930 to L.C. and Polly Wolverton in Damascus, Mississippi and grew up in the Demascus-Sebastapol area. She attended school there and later moved to Jackson where she married James Richard Alford. They were married over 50 years when he preceded her in death in 2007. She was also preceded in death by both parents.

            She attended cosmetology school at Fritz-Marinello in Jackson in the 1950’s and was a cosmetologist and an instructor at Jackson Academy, Cox Beauty School and in Carthage, Mississippi for many years. She later worked for Deposit Guaranty Parking Garage in downtown Jackson.

            She is survived by her daughters, Polly Hughes (her rock) and Nancy Alford (the worry-wart) and her favorite son-in-law, David Ray Hughes as well as one sister, Alice Holley of Clinton and several nieces and nephews. No one could have asked for a better son-in-law. She also leaves two grandchildren, Michael and Denise Hughes, granddaughter-in-law, Misty Hughes, mother of her beautiful great-granddaughters, Summer and Baylee, whom she loved dearly and one great-grandson, Hunter Sims.

            Bea attended Wells Memorial Methodist Church for the past few years and loved every minute of it and her wonderful pastor, Keith Tonkel, and the loving congregation. WellsFest was one of her favorite things each year. Bea always said just what was on her mind, no matter who was around and whether they liked it or not. She will be deeply missed and loved forever.

            Visitation will be Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 6 – 8 pm at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.

            Graveside Services will be held at 11 am Friday, October 23, 2015 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS….

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

Photos posted 24 Apr 2016

 

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

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

 

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BENJAMIN CLEVELAND “FREEMAN” ALFORD

Father of Dinah Lynn Alford McPherson, AAFA #1150

Brother of Nancy Alford Herrington, AAFA #0708, and Catherine Alford Ellard, AAFA #0606

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 19 January 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

TYLERTOWN [Walthall Co.]—Benjamin Cleveland “Freeman” Alford, 67, of Tylertown, died Jan. 18, 1995, at Walthall General Hospital.

            Visitation is 3–9 tonight at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Tylertown.

            Mr. Alford was born June 19, 1927, in Walthall County. He was the son of Benjamin Cleveland Alford and Annie Freeman Alford.

            He was a retired United Gas security guard, a Mason and a member of Lexie Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Nancy Breeland.

            He is survived by his wife, Wilda Pearl Pigott Alford of Tylertown; one son, Philip Alford of McComb; one daughter, Dinah McPhearson of Richland; one stepson, Roger Strickland of Tylertown; one son–in–law, Mike McPhearson of Richland; one daughter-in-law, Kay Alford of McComb; four grandchildren, Tracey McPhearson Land, Brian McPhearson and Eric and Caitlin Alford; one brother, Bill Alford of Enon; and three sisters, Helen Mayes of Baton Rouge, La., Nancy Herrington of McComb and Catherine Ellard of Natchez.

 

In another article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 26 January 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            B.C. “Freeman” Alford, 67, a retired United Gas employee and retired security guard, died of cancer Jan. 18 at Walthall General Hospital. Services were Friday at Capps Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford, a Walthall County native, was a member of Lexie Baptist Church. He was a Mason and had served on the Walthall General Hospital Board of Trustees.

            Survivors include: wife, Wilda Pearl; son, Philip Alford of McComb; stepson, Roger Strickland of Tylertown; daughter, Dinah McPhearson of Ridgeland; brother, Bill Alford of Enon; sisters, Helen Mayes of Baton Rouge, Nancy Herrington of McComb and Catherine Ellard of Natchez; and four grandchildren.

 

Photo from Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Buddy Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of B.C. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Doris Faye Boyd Alford; and brother Willard J. “Bill” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Helen Alford Mayes in Louisiana Obituaries.

            There is a story that his father was away at C.C. camp when he was born. His mother named him “Benjamin Cleveland.” When his father got home he was not happy with that name, saying he did not want anyone to have his name because of all the bad luck he had experienced. They unofficially changed his name to “Albert Freeman.” It is thought that he did not even know his birth certificate showed his name as”Benjamin Cleveland” until he joined the Coast Guard. From then on he went by the name Benjamin Clevland.

            His first wife was Doris Faye Boyd and his second wife was Wilda Pearl (Pigott) Strickland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Benjamin Cleveland 1927 MS1, Benjamin Cleveland 1885 MS2, William Henry 1855 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALFORD, JR.

Cousin of Vonceil Alford Strong, AAFA #0343, and Willie Joe “Billy Joe” Alford, AAFA #0325

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Benjamin Frank Alford, 66, of Magnolia, died March 18, 1997, at University Medical Center in Jackson.

            Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Magnolia.... Hartman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born Sept. 16, 1931, in Walthall County. He was the son of B.F. Alford Sr. and Olive Reagan Alford.

            He was owner and operator of Alford’s Sunflower in Magnolia and was a member of First Baptist Church in Magnolia. He was an Air Force veteran and a Mason. He loved his family, his grocery store and the town of Magnolia.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Emma Jean Morrell and Ruth Burge; and three brothers, Charles Mingo, Jack Walker and Thad Walker.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Carrie Simmons Alford of Magnolia; three daughters and sons-in-law, Delilah A. and Bo Shandy of McComb, Eileen A. and Jerry H. Martin of Jayess, and Angela A. and Bernie D. Gill of Magnolia; two sisters, Helen Bounds and Doris Farroux, both of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren, Chastidy and Robert Lenoir, Tyler and Jay Shandy, Jennifer Martin McKenzie, Chris Martin and Olive Gill; and a special nephew and niece, Claude A. Morrell and Patricia M. Simmons.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to the American Cancer Society.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Benjamin Franklin 1931 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1892 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BENNETT WARREN ALFORD

Brother of Herman Woodrow Alford, AAFA #0068

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 22 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

KOSCIUSKO [Attala Co., MS]—Bennett W. Alford, 79, retired Marine colonel after 32 years, died of cardiopulmonary arrest Tuesday [January 18] at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jordan Funeral Home with burial in Parkway Cemetery.

            He was a World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran and received the Victory Medal, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Mavis Pickle Alford, also leaves a daughter, Cheri Alford Champagne of San Diego, and three grandchildren. The family requests that any memorials be sent to Kosciusko First Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Parkway Cemetery, Kosciusko, Attala Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa Goss Sanders

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bennett W. Alford (SS# issued in MS, last residence Kosciusko, MS) was born 22 Oct 1918.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mavis Pickle Alford; and brother Herman Woodrow Alford in this compilation.

 

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            One of Bennett’s awards for his WWII service was the Navy Cross [from The Military Times Hall of Valor]:

 

General Orders: SPOT AWARD, Fleet Marine Force Pacific: Serial 86491-45

Action Date: March 21, 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company G

Battalion: 3d Battalion

Regiment: 26th Marines

Division: 5th Marine Division

 

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to First Lieutenant Bennett W. Alford (MCSN: 0-30926), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for extraordinary heroism as a Platoon Leader of Company G, Third Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, FIFTH Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands, on the night of 12 March 1945. After his platoon had advanced three hundred yards through a rugged ravine and had lost contact with the company on its left flank which had been forced to fall back, First Lieutenant Alford steadfastly refused to relinquish the ground gained and, fully award of his precarious position, heroically exposed himself to close-range hostile mortar, grenade and small-arms fire to supervise the deployment of his men into a strong defensive position. Although a burst of point-blank enemy machine-gun fire tore into his pack, jacket and rifle, he remained in his exposed position to supervise the movement of ammunition and supplies to his men and guide the evacuation of the wounded over the difficult terrain. By his courage, coolness and determination, First Lieutenant Alford contributed materially to the success of his platoon in accomplishing a hazardous and important mission, and his conduct throughout upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Bennett Warren 1918 MS1, Benjamin Warren 1875 MS2, John Madison 1826 GA3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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BERNARD W. ALFORD

 

[Although he died in GA, we are also including his obituary here because he had only lived in GA for three months.]

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

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

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

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

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

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

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

 

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Photos from Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Pearl, Rankin Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, William Alvie Alford and Rosia Florence Slade Alford; and siblings Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Arthur Neal Alford, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, Nellie Alford Shaw, and Vernon Kamack Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Mabel Louise Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Bernard W. 1924 MS1, William Alvie 1887 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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BERTELE UNDERWOOD ALFORD

Mother of Johnney Nolen Alford, AAFA #0239

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ January 2009

 

Mrs. Bertele Underwood Alford

 

Born: August 3, 1918

 

            Bertele Underwood Alford, 90, of Madison, MS died on January 3, 2009. Arrangements will be handled by Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home.... A Funeral Service will be held at Colonial Heights Baptist Church at Ridgeland, MS on January 6, 2008 at 10:00 am....

            Mrs. Bertele Underwood Alford died on January 3, 2009 at Select Speciality Hospital in Jackson....

            She is survived by her son, Johnney Alford of Madison; sister, Helen Allen of Canton; grandchildren, Deanne Alford, Joel Alford and Donna Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertela U. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Aug 1918, last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Royal Chadwick Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her son Emmett Noel Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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BERTHA MAE SHULER ALFORD

 

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Allen Eurbaine Alford and his second wife, Bertha Mae Shuler Alford

Photo posted to Bertha’s Find A Grave memorial by Liz McCoy Hamilton

 

CHICKASAW JOURNAL

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—18 November 2009

 

HOUSTON—Bertha Mae Shuler Alford, 83, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Calhoun Health Services Nursing Home. She was born May 13, 1926, in Orangeburg, S.C., to Lee Shuler and Ida Mae Bazzard Shuler. She was a member of Thorn Church of God and a homemaker.

            Services were held Friday, Nov. 13, 2009 at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Houston…. Burial was in Ellzey Cemetery [Calhoun Co.].

            Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Bray of Houston and Willie Mae Heppe of Thorn; one stepson, Wyndle Alford of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eurbane Alford; three children; and six brothers.

            Pallbearers were Wyndle Alford, Charles Terry Jr., Donald Capps, Frank Hodges Jr., Dale Mooneyham and Otis Mooneyham.

 

 

Photos from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Doss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bertha M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Calhoun City, Calhoun Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Waunice Alford; and stepson Jauris Wyndle Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Allen Eurbaine 1916 MS1, Noah Calloway 1881 MS2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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BESSIE CHRISTINE “TEENA” ALFORD HEGWOOD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Thursday, 6 April 2000

 

PITTSBORO [Calhoun Co.]—Mrs. B. Christine “Teena” Hegwood, 76, died Monday, April 3, 2000, in Oxford.

            Mrs. Hegwood was a former longtime resident of Biloxi. She was a self-employed bookkeeper and seamstress of Mardi Gras costumes. She was a member of Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral in Biloxi and St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bruce.

            She was preceded in death by a sister, Virgie Anell Wall; and three brothers, Ebb Alford, Laverne Alford and Holland Alford.

            Survivors include her husband, Charles R. Hegwood of Houston, Miss.; three daughters, Mitzi Carter of Birmingham, Mich., Mary Anderson of Biloxi and Deborah Tietje of Hayward, Calif.; a son, Charles “Ricky” Hegwood Jr. of Pittsboro; a sister, Audrey Ruth Gibson of Forrest; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. A procession will leave the funeral home at 12:45 Friday for a 1 p.m. service at Nativity B.V.M. Cathedral in Biloxi. Burial will be in D’Iberville Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie C. Hegwood (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 July 1923, last residence Pittsboro, Calhoun Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lod Samuel Alford and Bessie Ruby Lovett Alford; and siblings Robert Lavern Alford and Virgie Anell Alford Wall in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage Bessie Christine 1923 MS1, Lod Samuel 1888 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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BESSIE HORNE ALFORD

Mother of Terry Lee Alford, AAFA #0487

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 January 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

CLARKSDALE [Coahoma Co.]—Bessie Horne Alford, 83, retired government clerk died of heart failure Sunday [January 12] at River Oaks Nursing Home.

            Graveside services are 11 a. m. Thursday at Indianola’s city cemetery. Card Funeral Home in Indianola is handling arrangements.

            A native of Louisville, Mrs. Alford moved to Indianola in 1937. She had lived in Clarksdale since 1983. She was a member of Oakhurst Baptist Church. She had worked as a clerk for the county welfare department. She is the widow of L.L. Alford.

            Survivors include: sons, John Alford of Jackson and Terry L. Alford of Annandale, VA.; and eight grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Indianaola City Cemetery, Indianaola, Sunflower Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Hughes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 March 1908.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Landrum Leavell Alford; and son John Thomas Alford Sr.in this compilation.

            Her son Terry Alford reports that Bessie was born in Stigler, Haskell Co., Oklahoma Territory.

 

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BESSIE LEE “BIG MAMA” ELLZEY ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—Friday, 15 September 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Bessie Lee “Big Mama” Ellzey Alford, 81, daughter of the late Arthur Ellzey and Hattie Mae Stewart Ellzey was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Pike County, Miss. She departed this life to be with her eternal Father on Sept. 12, 2006.

            Big Mamma was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Houston “Redshirt” Alford Sr., her parents, Arthur and Hattie Ellzey; three sisters, Myrtle Lee (Bailey) Fisher, Ida Lee Gatlin Chase, Audrey (John) Patterson; three brothers, Claude (Mildred) Ellzey Sr., Thad Ellzey, and Milton Ellzey; son, Rickey Alford.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, one daughter, Dorothy Alford Rudolph of Moss Point; three sons, Archie (Johnnie Mae) Alford Jr. and Joe (Gladys Renee’) Alford Sr., both of Moss Point, Bobby Ray (Dorothy) Alford of Pascagoula, Miss.; son-in-law, Eddie Rudolph; brothers-in-law, Lovell (Jessie) Alford of Bogalusa, La., Willie Gatlin, New Orleans, La., Chester Chase, Columbia, S.C.; sister-in-law, Ollie Mae Silas of Whitesands, Miss.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Viewing will be Saturday, September 16, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church where funeral services will begin promptly at 11 a.m....

            Entombment will follow at Machpelah Cemetery. Arrangements by Turner Gulf Funeral Services, Pascagoula, Miss.

 

Photo from Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Reeves

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Moss Point, Jackson Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her son Rickey Alford in this compilation

            On the 1930 census in Beat 1 (Summerville Precinct), Pike Co., MS, Bessie, age 3 b. MS, is listed with her parents and siblings. Next door is the family of Waldo and Mattie Alford with many children, but no sons are named Archie. These are African-American families.

 

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BESSIE M. ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—16 September 2010

 

MERIDIAN—Services for Bessie Alford will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, Russell…. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Clarks Memorial Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Ms. Alford, 68, of Toomsuba, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at Rush Hospital….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 March 1942, last residence Toomsuba, Lauderdale Co., MS.

 

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BESSIE M. “WINKS” RIGNEY ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 8 February 2001

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co., MS]—Bessie M. “Winks” Rigney Alford, 79, retired vice president of Union Planters Bank after 38 years, died of heart failure Tuesday at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home with burial in Greenville Cemetery.

            She was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a member of the American Red Cross.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of John Alford, leaves a stepbrother, John Dannan Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.

            The family requests that memorials be sent to American Red Cross or St. Joseph Catholic Church Building Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Jan 1922, last residence Greenville, Washington Co., MS.

 

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BESSIE MAE BOYD ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 2 January 1985

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 June 1895 and died _____ Jan 1985, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lindsey Sibley Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Margurite Mae Alford Boyd in this compilation.

 

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BESSIE RUBY LOVETT ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 23 July 1958

 

            Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. L.S. Alford of Forest, July 17 from the Homewood Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m….

            Mrs. Alford was 70 years old, a native of Scott County.

            Survivors include her husband, L.S. Alford; three daughters, Mrs. K.W. Wall, Meridian; Mrs. J.M. Gibson, Oklahoma City; Mrs. C.R. Hegwood, Biloxi; three sons, R.L. Alford, Forest; J.H. Alford, Forest, and C.E. Alford, Dallas; three brothers, Tom Lovett, Forest; Sam Lovett, Hillsboro; G.A. Lovett, Hugo, Oklahoma.

            Active pallbearers were William and Floyd Lovett, Lovett Weems, Bob Alford, Turner Alford, and Troy Barnes.

 

Photo from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Homewood, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: Bessie Ruby Lovett was born 17 January 1888, the daughter of William Hanaford Lovett and Rebecca Roberts. She died 16 July 1958.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lod Samuel Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Bessie Christine “Teena” Alford Hegwood, James Holland “Red” Alford, Robert Lavern Alford, and Virgie Anell Alford Wall in this compilation.

 

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BETTY J. ALFORD

 

Henderson Funeral Home

Hernando, MS—_____ February 2012

 

Betty J. Alford

(February 13, 1945 - February 10, 2012)

 

            Died Friday February 10, 2012 at her residence. Wake will be held Friday, February 17, 2012 from 6-8p at Henderson Funeral Home in Hernando, MS. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 11:00am at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 1190 West Oak Grove Rd, Hernando [DeSoto Co.], MS. Burial will follow in church cemetery.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 16 February 2012

 

HORN LAKE [DeSoto Co., MS]—Betty J. Alford, 66, passed February 10, 2012. Henderson, 662-429-9443.

 

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

 

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BETTY JEAN ALFORD FORTENBERRY

Sister of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

Photo from Emmette Earl Alford

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 29 July 2009

 

            Betty Jean Fortenberry, 63, of McComb, died July 28, 2009, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home…. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery.

            Mrs. Fortenberry was born Oct. 8, 1945, in Walthall County, the daughter of Sarah Louise Conerly Alford Bridges of McComb and the late Emmitte Alford. She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her mother; husband, Richard Fortenberry of McComb; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Wendy Fortenberry of Sandy Hook; a brother, Earl Alford of McComb; and a grandson, Steven Mitch Fortenberry.

            Pallbearers are Frank Carpenter, John Seals, Trey Hill, Scott Stinson, Grady Alexander and Vernon Alford.

 

Photo from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty J. Fortenberry (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Emmette Haverson Alford and Sarah Louise Conerly Alford Bridges, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage lineage: Betty Jean 1945 MS1, Emmette Haverson 1911 MS2, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 MS3, Needham Jasper 1862 MS4, Henderson 1829 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BETTE KLEBES ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, CT—Tuesday, 5 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

BAY ST. LOUIS [Hancock Co.], MS—Bette K. Alford, 75, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, died on Thu., December, 31, 1998, at her home.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of New Britain, a 1943 graduate of Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology. Upon graduation, she was employed by American Airlines. Throughout the years, she was a volunteer with the American Heart Association, National Cancer Society, Baylor University Hospital, Republican Women’s Organization, March of Dimes, and the Easter Seal Society. She was retired from Church Homes, Inc. in Hartford, in 1995, and subsequently relocated to Mississippi.

            Her husband, Lauritz L. Alford of Franklin, LA, preceded her in death in 1995. He was a lifetime member of the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association and a veteran of World War II as an Air Force Flight Instructor. Mrs. and Mrs. Arthur N. Klebes of New Britain, her parents, also preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Holly Alford Bartlett of Slidell, LA; and two sons, Douglas Holt Alford of Bay St. Louis, MS, and L.L. Alford, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a sister, Jean Cowles of Cape Cod, AS, and five grandchildren.

            A memorial service was held on January 5, 1999 at Christ Episcopal Church in Bay St. Louis.

 

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SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Monday, 4 January 1999

 

BAY ST. LOUIS—Bette K. Alford, 75, of Bay St. Louis, MS., died Thursday, December 31, 1998, at her home in Bay St. Louis, MS.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of New Britain, Conn. She was a 1943 graduate of Tufts University, Boston, Mass., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology. Upon graduation, she was employed by American Airlines. Throughout the years, she was a volunteer with the American Heart Association, National Cancer Society, Baylor University Hospital, Republican Women’s Organization, March of Dimes and the Easter Seal Society. She was retired from Church Homes, Inc., in Hartford, Conn., in 1995, and subsequently relocated to Mississippi.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Lauritz L. Alford of Franklin, La., retired from Fafnir Ball Bearing Co., and life member of the Louisiana Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association; he was a Veteran of World War II as an Air Force Flight Instructor, who died in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur N. Klebes of New Britain, Conn.

            Survivors include a daughter, Holly Alford Bartlett of Slidell, La.; and two sons, Douglas Holt Alford of Bay St. Louis, MS., and L.L. Alford Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; a sister, Jean Cowles of Cape Cod, Mass., and five grandchildren.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 1999, at 4 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 912 South Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis, MS.

            Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis is in charge of arrangements.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and area Hospice Programs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bette K. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 29 Jan 1923.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lauritz L. 1919 LA1, John Milton 1884 MS2, John Milton 1842 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BETTY LUCILLE ALFORD PRUITT

Sister of Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer, AAFA #0863

Aunt of Gary Neal Alford, AAFA #0814

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 9 March 1966

 

Final Rites for Pruitt Family Held Saturday

 

            Funeral services were held for Rev. Marvin Pruitt 38, his wife, Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt 32, and three children, Johnny Marshall Pruitt 7, Rebecca Kaye Pruitt 6, and Mark Anthony Pruitt 3, all of Leesburg, Saturday, March 5, at 3:00 p.m. from the Ott & Lee Chapel…. Interment followed in the Leesburg Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Rev. and Mrs. Pruitt and children were killed in the tornado that struck their home on Thursday afternoon.

            Rev. Pruitt was a pastor of the Church of Christ and was a farmer. His survivors are four sisters, Mrs. James Steadman and Mrs. Curtis Allen, both of Pelahatchie, Mrs. Jessie Harrell of Brandon, and Mrs. Louis Everett of Meridian; and four brothers, Edd Pruitt of Lena, John Pruitt and Marcie Pruitt, both of Pelahatchie, and Jim Pruitt of Meridian.

            Mrs. Pruitt is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Maryland [sic: Marilyn] Bennett, Mrs. Richard May both of Florence, Mrs. John [Jenny] Windham of Jackson, Mrs. Kathy Pauser, Mrs. Rocky [Julia] Wilson, both of Crystal Springs, and Mrs. Zelma Farmer of Theodore, AL; seven brothers, Jerry Alford of Forest, Arthur Alford of Jackson, Alvin Alford of Raymond, David, Marvin, William, and Ulysses, all of Crystal Springs.

 

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RANKIN COUNTY NEWS

Brandon, Rankin Co., MS—Thursday, 10 March 1966

 

            All members of the family of a young Leesburg minister were killed Thursday afternoon when the tornado swept away their new home.

            Killed were Rev. Marvin Pruitt, 38; his wife, Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, 32; their children, Johnny Marshall Pruitt, 7, Rebecca Kaye Pruitt, 6, and Mark Anthony Pruitt, 3, and Mrs. Pruitt’s mother, Mrs. Mary Alford of Crystal Springs.

            Funeral services for the five members of the Pruitt family were held Saturday afternoon, March 5, at 3:00 o’clock form the Ott & Lee Funeral Home chapel in Forest … with interment in Leesburg Cemetery.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford were held Monday at Crystal Springs.

            Rev. Pruitt was a pastor of the Church of Christ and was a farmer. His survivors are four sisters, Mrs. James Steadham and Mrs. Curtis Allen, both of Pelahatchie, Mrs. Jessie Harrell of Brandon, and Mrs. Louis Everett of Meridian; and four brothers, Ed Pruitt of Lena, John Pruitt and Marcie Pruitt, both of Pelahatchie, and Jim Pruitt of Meridian.

            Mrs. Pruitt is survived by six sisters, Mrs. Maryland [sic: Marilyn] Bennett and Mrs. Richard May, both of Florence, Mrs. John Windham of Jackson, Mrs. Kathy Pauser and Mrs. Rocky Wilson, both of Crystal Springs, and Mrs. Zelma Farmer of Theodore, Ala.; seven brothers, Jerry Alford of Forest, Arthur Alford of Jackson, Alvin Alford of Raymond, David, Marvin, William and Uyless Alford, all of Crystal Springs.

 

This memorial stands on the side of the road in front of where the home was when the tornado struck and killed the six family members. The road is the county line, so the Pruitt home sat in Scott County

 

The tombstone in Leesburg Baptist Church Cemetery, Leesburg, Rankin Co., MS, is a single tomb for Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, her husband and three children.

Photos from Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Alvin Harold Alford, Arthur Nathan Alford Sr., Marvin Noel Alford, and William S. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Zelma Loraine Alford Brooks Farmer in Oklahoma Obituaries; and of her sister Jenny Eldora Alford Windham in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From Wayne Parrish:                                                                      

 

      Betty was the daughter of Willie Simeon Alford and Mary Ida Noel. Mary Ida Noel Alford was also in the Pruitt home on March 3, 1966, and was also killed.

      The front page of the 9 March 1966 Scott County Times reflects that 26 were killed in Scott County that afternoon. This was the famous “Candlestick Park” tornado that swept across Mississippi and Alabama for almost 200 miles. A total of 58 fatalities were attributed to the storm, 26 of which were in Scott County.

      The Candlestick Park tornado (named for the shopping center in west Jackson that was destroyed) is chronicled in A World Turned Over: A Killer Tornado and the Lives It Changed Forever, by Lorian Hemingway, granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. She was a little girl, living in the Candlestick area when the storm hit.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Betty Lucille 1933 MS1, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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BETTY ROSE BARNETTE ALFORD

Mother of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508

Aunt of James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 12 October 2006

 

 

            Betty Barnette Alford, 71, of Osyka, died Oct. 11, 2006, at her residence. Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Hartman Funeral Home of McComb and continues 9 a.m. Friday at Osyka Baptist Church until services there at 11 a.m…. Burial will be in Osyka Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Sept. 29, 1935, in Wiggins, to Alton and Katimae Campbell Barnette. She was a longtime resident of McComb before moving to Osyka. She was the retired owner and operator ofMilady’s Beauty Salon, where she worked from 1971 to 1990.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Osyka Baptist Church. She was a life master bridge player and a member of the American Contract Bridge Association.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Kathie Johnson.

            Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Howard Ellis Alford of Osyka; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike Alford and his friend Daniel Rau of Arlington, Va., and David and Beth Alford, and Jerry and Brenda Alford, all of Osyka; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy Alford Moffit and Eddie of Magnolia and Karen Alford Lindsey of Ridgeland; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Charlene Barnette of Clinton, and Aubrey and Naomi Barnette of Raymond; grandsons, Jarrod Alford and wife Shannon of Christiansburg, Va., Aaron Alford of Memphis, Tenn., Rob Alford of Osyka, and Michael Lindsey and Jake Alford, both of Hattiesburg; granddaughters, Rachel Camp and husband Jason of McComb, Mandi Shoemake and husband Marc of Summit, Elizabeth Lindsey and Allison Lindsey, both of Ridgeland, and Samantha Ferguson of Magnolia; four great-granddaughters, Madeline Alford, Andi Hampton and Emily Alford, all of Osyka, and Kaylee Erwin of Summit; and two great-grandsons, Julian Erwin of Summit and Benjamin Hendricks of Lakeland, Ga.

            Pallbearers will be Jarrod Alford, Jake Alford, Aaron Alford, Rob Alford, Michael Lindsey, Jason Camp and Marc Shoemake….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty B. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Osyka, Pike Co., MS.

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

 

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BETTY S. BAKER ALFORD

 

PICAYUNE ITEM

Picayune, Pearl River Co., MS—Monday, 6 April 2009

 

 

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home Chapel for Betty S. Alford, 66, of Flora, Miss., who passed away Saturday, April 4, 2009 in Picayune.

            Burial will be in the Memorial Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.

            A native of Laurel, Miss., she was a Cashier at Super Stop in Jackson, Miss., and she was a member of Franklin Baptist Church in Flora.

            She was preceded in death by: her father, George W. Baker; and one sister, Virginia L. Wright.

            Survivors include: her husband, Robert L. Alford of Flora; her mother, Ann Wright Baker of Picayune; her sons, Robert L. Alford, Jr. of Madison, Miss., Benjamin J. Alford of Flora, and Jonathan R. Alford of Flora; one brother, George A. “Sammy” Baker of Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Paula J. Chilton of Picayune and Nancy A. Baker of Picayune; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home.Obituary, register book, and driving directions can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.

 

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THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 6 April 2009

 

            Betty S. Alford, 66, a cashier at Super Stop in Jackson, died Saturday, April 4, 2009, in Picayune, MS.

            Visitation is Tuesday, April 7, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune, MS. Funeral services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel in Picayune, MS with burial in the Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. McDonald Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

            She was a member of Franklin Baptist Church, Flora, MS.

            Survivors include: her husband, Robert L. Alford of Flora, MS; her mother, Ann Wright Baker of Picayune, MS; her sons, Robert L. Alford Jr. of Madison, MS, Benjamin J. Alford of Flora, MS and Jonathan R. Alford of Flora, MS; one brother, George A. “Sammy” Baker of Fort Myers, FL; two sisters, Paula J. Chilton of Picayune, MS and Nancy A. Baker of Picayune, MS; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by father, George W. Baker; and one sister, Virginia L. Wright.

            Obituary, register book and driving directions can be found on the internet page, www.mcdonaldfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Jan 1943, last residence Flora, Madison Co., MS.

 

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BETTY SUE ABNEY ALFORD MOORE

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Wednesday, 23 February 2011

 

NATCHEZ—Funeral services for Betty Sue Alford Moore, 76, of Natchez, who died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 2 p.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will follow at Taylor Family Cemetery in Natchez under the direction of Laird Funeral Home….

            Mrs. Moore was born May 19, 1934 in Glen Allan, the daughter of Curtis Abney and Weenona Christinberry Abney.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, Fred Moore and H.L. Alford, and two sisters.

            Survivors include two daughters; Shirley Geoghegan and husband Bobby of Natchez, and Linda Geoghegan and husband Billy of Lake St. John; eight grandchildren, Martin Geoghegan and wife Jana, Brabston Geoghegan, Lindsey Harveston and husband Lew, Patrick Geoghegan and wife Courtney, Justin Geoghegan, Christopher Geoghegan, Lauren Geoghegan, and Brent Geoghegan; eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Leger and husband Gerald of Brookhaven, and Patsy Bishop and husband Tommy of Vicksburg; and two brothers, Robert Steele of Alexandria, La., and James Edward Abney and wife Carlos of Vicksburg.

            Pallbearers will be Christopher Geoghegan, Martin Geoghegan, Patrick Geoghegan, Justin Geoghegan, Brent Geoghegan, Brabston Geoghegan, and Lew Harveston….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty S. Moore (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

 

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BETTYE LOU ALFORD WITHERS

Mother of Lauren Withers Olson, AAFA #1475

 

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Bettye and John Withers

Photos from her daughter Lauren Withers Olson

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Saturday, 18 May 2002

 

BILOXI—Bettye Lou Alford Withers, age 68, and a resident of Biloxi, died Friday, May 17, 2002, in Biloxi.

            Mrs. Withers was born February 17, 1934, in Canton, MS, and was a graduate of Canton High School and Copiah Lincoln Junior College at Wesson. She received her BS and M.Ed degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg. She was an educator, teaching primarily in Gulfport City Schools, beginning in 1956 and retiring in 1986.

            Mrs. Withers is survived by her husband, John T. Withers, of Biloxi; daughter and son-in-law, Lauren and Joseph Olson, of Gulfport; son, Richard A. Withers, of Houston, TX; three beloved granddaughters, Reagan Abigail, Madeleine Elizabeth, and Caroline Grace Withers, all of Houston, TX; daughter-in-law, Stephanie A. Withers, of Houston, TX; three brothers, Eddie W. Alford of Dearborn, MI., Dr. William R. Alford of Lake Hartwell and Athens, GA. and Dwight E. Alford, of Raleigh NC, and Savannah, GA; and a long-time good friend, Thelma P. Edenfield, of Tallahassee, FL.

            A private funeral will be conducted at a later date….

            Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Avenue in Gulfport, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bettye A. Withers (SS# issued in MS), last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eddie Pennington Alford and Mamie Clayton Weems Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother William Robert Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            He lineage: Bettye Lou 1934 MS1, Eddie Pennington 1904 MS2, William Allen 1867 MS3, Brittain Washington 1843 MS4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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BETTYE LOUISA ALFORD RISHER

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 2 February 1977

 

            Mrs. Bettye L. Risher, age 43, of Route 1, Morton, died on Friday morning [January 28] at the Lackey Hospital following a lengthy illness.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 30, at 2:00 p.m. from the Homewood Methodist Church…. Interment was made in the Homewood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Risher was a native of Homewood, was a member of the Pulaski Methodist Church, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was employed as a bookkeeper for Lackey Home Center for several years.

            Survivors include her husband, Rayford Risher, Morton; Dan and Steve Risher, Morton, and Kirk Risher, Forest; her mother, Mrs. R.L. Alford, Homewood; three brothers, Bobby Alford, Monticello, Kenneth Alford, Pisgah Forest, N.C., and James Alford, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Gwin Lindsy, Jackson, and Mrs. Janice Burt, Route 2, Forest and two grandchildren, Bonnie and Ben Risher.

            Pallbearers were W.D. Franklin, Jr., Dale Risher, Jimmy Lynn Chesnut, Mark Atchley, Walter Mack Burns, Ed Bray, Joe Clark, and Jimmy Pryor.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photos from Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery, Homewood, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Lavern Alford and Martha Elizabeth Pryor Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bettye Louisa 1933 MS1, Robert Lavern 1909 MS2, Lod Samuel 1888 MS3, James Thomas 1861 MS4, Julius C. 1830 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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BEULAH ALFORD VARNADO

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 11 November 1983

 

            Services for Mrs. Beulah Alford Varnado were 2 p.m. today in Terry’s Creek Baptist Church…. Burial was in Terry’s Creek Cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home of McComb in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Varnado, 74, was a New Orleans civil service employee and died Nov. 9 in a Tylertown nursing home.

            She is survived by two brothers and two sisters.

 

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Photo from Terry Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beulah Varnado (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 Apr 1909 and died _____ Nov 1983, last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Pascal Elwell Alford and Frances E. “Fannie” McDaniel Alford; and siblings Edna Alford Kennedy, Ellis Elwell Alford, Lorena Alford Gordon, and Mildred Alford Prestridge in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Beulah 1909 MS1, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA2, Isaac E. 1848 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BILLIE ALFORD

Brother of Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

 

DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 13 September 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Billie Alford, 64, of Route 5 in Jackson, died Sept. 12, 1986 at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services are 3 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home chapel with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            A native of Bolivar County, Mr. Alford had lived in the Jackson area for the past 40 years. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Byram Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Janie Allen Alford; sons, John Edward Alford of Pearl and Mrs. [sic] Thomas Allen Alford of Byram; daughters, Mrs. Carrie Jean Durphy of Flora and Mrs. Peggy Backwell of Vicksburg; brother, Edgar Earl Alford of Bossier City, La.; sisters, Mrs. Vick (Dot) Kober of Flowood and Mrs. Henry (Emma) Gilmer of Memphis; and nine grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 April 1922.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Janie Allen Alford; children Carrie Jean Alford Durphy and Harlie Eugene Alford; his parents, Harry Edward Alford and Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; and his sisters Dorothea Louise Alford Kober and Harriette Alford Brandau in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in Washington Obituaries; and his brother Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Billie was born in Bolivar Co, MS and married Janie Allen 31 May 1946.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Billie 1922 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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BILLY ELTON ALFORD

Uncle of Nathan Paul Alford, AAFA #1017

 

Jones Family Funeral Services

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ April 2012

 

 

            Billy Elton Alford, 75 of Tylertown died April 21, 2012 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

            Mr. Alford was born on January 19, 1937 to the late Brewster Van Alford and Vera Potts Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a coat department supervisor for Haspels Inc. in Tylertown until it closed in 1982. He then drove a gas truck for Blossman Gas Co. in McComb for over 24 years. He loved cattle farming and gardening. He was a member of Lexie Baptist Church and attended Silver Creek Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 47 years Linda Conerly Alford; two brothers B.V. Alford and Wendell Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters Cindy A. Polk and her husband Charles Ray of Tylertown, Shari A. Price and her husband Dennis of Kentwood, LA; one sister Annie Merle Alexander of Jayess, MS; four grandchildren Emily P. Troxler and her husband Josh of Tylertown; Taylor E. Polk of Tylertown, Cassie McCullough Simpson and her husband C.J. of Magnolia, Haley McCullough of Kentwood; two great grandsons Gabe and Brennan Simpson two expected great grandchildren and a special cousin George Alford of Tylertown.

            Visitation will be Monday evening at Silver Creek Baptist Church from 6 until 9 PM and will continue Tuesday from 12 until services there at 2 PM. Burial will follow in the Tylertown Cemetery…. Jones Funeral Home of McComb will be in charge of arrangements….

            Pallbearers will be Taylor Polk, Josh Troxler, C.J. Simpson, James Stinson, Larry King and Nathan Alford. Honorary pallbearers will be Mac and Mark Conerly, George and Lynn Alford.

 

In another article:

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 22 April 2012

 

            Billy E. Alford, of Magnolia, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg.

            Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Family Funeral Services of McComb.

 

Photo from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dawanna Jordan

Photo posted 2 Feb 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Linda J. Conerly Alford; and brother Wendell Howard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Brewster Van “B.V.” Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Billy Elton 1937 MS1, Brewster Van 1896 MS2, John Eden 1866 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BILLY RAY HALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—20 July 1992

 

            Services for Billy Ray Halford of Meadville are today, July 20, at 3 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in Midway Cemetery.

            Mr. Halford, 51, died July 18, 1992, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

            He was born in Vicksburg on Feb. 5, 1941, to James William Halford and Beulah Whittington Halford, who preceded him in death.

            He was a retired welder and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            Survivors are his wife, Elaine Halford of Meadville; one daughter, Sharon Wooters of Meadville; three brothers, William Halford of Vidalia, La., Riley Halford of Meadville and Kirby Halford of Des Plaines, Iowa; two sisters, Eloise Pate of Beaumont, Texas, and Rhoda Halford of Natchez; and one grandchild.

            Parker’s Franklin Funeral Home is in charge.

 

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Photos from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy R. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lois Elaine Rushing Halford; and his siblings Kirby Halford, Leona Halford Halford, Riley Halford, Wesley Halford in this compilation.

            The gravestone he shares with his wife says “Married Nov. 2, 1962.”

            His HALFORD lineage: Billy Ray 1941 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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BOBBIE ALFORD CLARK

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—Thursday, 8 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Mrs. Bobbie Clark, age 57, of Miss., passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2005. She was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Panama City, Fla., to Thelma Johnson and Plexter Alford.

            Mrs. Clark was a resident of Mississippi for the past four years moving from DeFuniak Springs, Fla. She was Methodist by faith and a member of the Center Ridge Methodist Church. She worked with Wal-Mart in Ocean Springs, Miss. She retired from Walton Correction Institution in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter.

            Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her father and mother and Grady Clark.

            Mrs. Clark is survived by her daughter, Donna Kay Wilson and husband Randy of Gautier, Miss.; three brothers, Jack W. Johnson and wife Mayo of DeFuniak Springs, Harold J. Alford and wife Debra of Limestone, Fla., and Henry D. Alford and wife Linda of Limestone, Fla.; two nieces, Merissa Alford and Ashley Alford; five nephews, John Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Paul Johnson, Wayne Johnson and Tony Alford; one granddaughter, Kirstie L. Wilson.

            A time of visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at the Chapel of Clary-Glenn Funeral Home; 230 Park Avenue DeFuniak Springs, Florida.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home in DeFuniak Springs....

            Burial will follow in Limestone Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends in the Darlington Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following burial.

            A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Martin Bluff Baptist Church in Gautier, Miss....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Bobbie 1947 FL1, Plexter 1910 AL2, William David 1872 FL3, John Francis 1842 GA4, John Turner 1800 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BOBBIE CARR LEE ALFORD DICKERSON

 

McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ May 2014

 

Bobbie Alford Dickerson

October 04, 1933–May 24, 2014

 

Services: Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2:00 P.M. McClain-Hays Chapel

Interment: Henry’s Chapel Cemetery

 

            Mrs. Dickerson,80, of Sebastopol, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian.

S          he was a native and longtime resident of Neshoba County and a former resident of the North Bend and Fork communities. She had lived in Sebastopol for the past five years. She retired from Philadelphia High School after 45 years as a cafeteria worker. Mrs. Dickerson was a member of Hudson Chapel Church near Sebastopol and formerly attended Macedonia Revival Center, North Bend United Pentecostal Church and New Zion United Pentecostal Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Doris Dickerson of Sebastopol; son, Ricky Lee (Katie) of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Stella Gray (Todd) of Philadelphia and Priscilla Lee of Philadelphia; great-grandchildren, Kaylan Gray, Deas Gray and Sadie Gray; numerous stepchildren and their families; sister, Ruby Joy Lee of Philadelphia; brother, Gaines Carr of Shreveport, LA; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Dickerson was preceded in death by her husbands, Lamar Lee and Hubbard Alford; sisters, Juanita Crawford and Billie Tingle; and brother, Clayton Carr.

            Pallbearers were Keith Lillis, Larry Lillis, Bo Collier, Justin Peden, Casey Gray and Dennis Dickerson.

 

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

            See the obituary of her second husband, Hubard Hamilton Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BOBBIE NELL ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 4 December 2009

 

            Bobbie Nell Alford, 76, of Walthall County, died Dec. 2, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg.

            Visitation is 9 a.m. Saturday at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown until services there at 11 a.m…. Burial will be in Centerville Cemetery in Tylertown.

            Miss Alford was born Jan. 6, 1933, in Walthall County. She was the daughter of the late Clifton Sam and Thelma Brock Alford.

            Survivors include a brother, John Wesley Alford of Vicksburg; a sister, Doris Vaccarella of McComb and four nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobbie N. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 6 Jan 1933, last residence Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Bobbie Nell 1933 MS1, Clifton Sam 1909 MS2, John Eden 1866 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BOBBY LEE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 1 December 1978

 

PEARL—Bobby I. Alford, 44, died Thursday morning at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center following a short illness. Services 10 a.m. Saturday at the Baldwin-Enochs Funeral Home in Pearl. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Roundway [sic: Roundaway] Cemetery in Roundway.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Elizabeth Frith; two sons, Billy Wayne Alford and Jimmy Alford, both of Pearl; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Rodgers of Jackson and Mrs. Melanie Alford of Pearl; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Donna Smith of Pearl; his mother, Mrs. Ola Alford of Indianola; three brothers, W.C. Alford of Jackson, Earl Alford of Roundway, Jerry Alford of Canton; … two grandchildren.

            A native of Sunflower County, Mr. Alford had lived in Pearl for two years. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and prior to his retirement had been maintenance supervisor for American Cyanamid. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Roundaway Cemetery, Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, 97Wing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobby Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 Aug 1934 and died _____ Nov 1978, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, James Leonard Alford; and brothers Leonard Earl Alford and Willie Clyde Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bobby Lee 1934 MS1, James Leonard 1893 MS2, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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BONNIE JEAN ALLEN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 11 August 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

CARTHAGE [Leake Co.]—Bonnie Jean Alford, 87, died Thursday, August 10, 2006 at Hospice In His Hands in Madden. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage.... Burial in Standing Pine Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bonnie J. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Jan 1919.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Bonnie Allen married Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford 17 July 1937 in Leake Co. The marriage record (book 14, page 451) lists her as Bonnie Gene Allen, and the AAFA genealogy lists her as Bonnie Lee Allen. Ruby Heard said she was called Bobbie Jean, but her name was Bobbie Lee. She was the daughter of Alonzo Allen and Virgie Scott.

 

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BONNIE LEE ALFORD STEWART

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Tuesday, 14 March 1972

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Lee Stewart, 73, of 221 N. Broadway St. were to be at 10:30 a.m. today in the National Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was to follow in Greenville Cemetery.

            Mrs. Stewart died Sunday [March 12] in General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Born in Carrollton, Mrs. Stewart lived most of her life in Greenville. She was a member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ Apostolic. She was the widow of James Edward Stewart who died in 1944.

            She leaves four sons, Charles Stewart, George Stewart and the Rev. James Stewart, all of Greenville and William Stewart of Gary, Ind.: two daughters, Mrs. J.E. Dillon of Greenville and Mrs. Lula Wilkerson of Cleveland, Miss.; a brother, Leonard Alford of Indianola; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Pruitt and Mrs. Roy Carson, both of Rolling Fork; 40 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bonnie L. Stewart (SS# issued in AL) was born 12 Nov 1898 and died 15 March 1972 [sic], last residence Greenville, Washington Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Grover Cleveland Alford, James Leonard Alford, Rosie Mae Alford Henderson Prewitt, and Thelma Eudora Alford Carson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Bonnie Lee 1898 MS1, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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BONNIE LUCILLE ALFORD PARHAM BERRYHILL

Aunt of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 17 June 2008

 

 

            Bonnie Lucille Parham Berryhill went to be with her heavenly Father on June 14, 2008.

            Visitation is 10:00-12:00 Tuesday morning, June 17, at Black Jack Baptist Church in Yazoo County. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 with burial in Shiloh Cemetery….

            She was born in Morton, MS on February 29, 1926 as Bonnie Lucille Alford.

            She was married to John Dale Parham in 1943 until his death in 1986. In 1989, she married Hugh Wilson Berryhill until his death in 1997.

            Preceding her in death are her parents, Arthur Ray Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford of Morton, her husbands, John Dale Parham and Hugh Wilson Berryhill, her siblings, Noah Alford, Ray Alford, Stella Alford Dunn, Dorothy Alford Walker, Earneze Alford Allen and Genell Alford Hilton.

            She is survived by her 3 children, Janice Parham Hyde of Monticello, MS, Roger Dale Parham (Sherry) of Pearl, MS, and Cindy Parham Boatner (Howard) of Benton, MS. Grandchildren are Mindy Rutland of Lexington, KY, Lynn Hyde Tullos (Rolan) of Byram, Glen Hyde(Christy) of Monticello, MS., Roger Dale Parham, Jr. and Amber Parham Renfro (Ricky) both of Pearl, MS., Will Boatner (Danielle) and John Wesley Boatner, both of Benton, MS. Two brothers, Clifton Alford of Florence, MS and Arthur Lee Alford both of Brandon, MS.

            Great-grandchildren, Hunter and Austin Rutland of Lexington, KY, Lauren and Ashley Tullos of Byram, MS, Madison, Katelyn and Ray Hyde of Monticello, MS, Lanah, Damon and Mason Yates of Pearl, MS and Lexi and Swayze Boatner of Benton, MS. and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers are her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Jack Pentecost, Ty James, Gavin Gill, Timmy Boatner and Michael Hilton. Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bonnie L. Berryhill (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 Feb 1926.

            See the obituaries of her parents Arthur Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford; and siblings Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Clifton Howard Alford, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, Rex Ray Alford, and Stella Alford Dunn in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bonnie Lucille 1926 MS1, Arthur 1891 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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BOYD VIRGINIA ALFORD MIXON

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—29 January 2002

 

            Boyd Virginia Alford Mixon, 92, of McComb, died Jan. 28, 2002, at Aston Court Retirement Community in McComb. Visitation is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb until services there at 1 p.m…. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Mixon was born Dec. 5, 1909, in Franklin County. She was the daughter of Benjamin Alford and Rettie Elizabeth Boyd Alford. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in McComb. For years she served in the Eastern Star and as a Girl Scout leader. She was involved in other community activities as well.

            Mrs. Mixon was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edwin Gerald Mixon; one brother and one infant son.

            Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Burt of Dolores, Colo., and Cynthia Bailey of Mobile, Ala.; one sister, Elaine Dixon of Alexandria, Va.; three grandchildren, one step granddaughter-in-law, two great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandchild; the family of Ruby Lewis, her “adopted family”; her caregivers, Janice Anderson and Sandra Spurlock; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

 

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Boyd Virginia 1909 MS1, Benjamin Youngblood 1861 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BRENDA ALFORD FREEMAN

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Wednesday, 17 December 2014

 

WALTHALL COUNTY—Graveside services for Brenda Alford Freeman, 65, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. today at Enon Baptist Church Cemetery…. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Freeman was born April 3, 1949, the daughter of Herman Lindsey Alford and Mary Kathleen Boyd Alford. She was a retired secretary for several businesses and school system.

            Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Walter Lee Havard III.

            Survivors include one daughter, Lori Havard Austin and husband, Carter; five grandchildren, Colby Fitzpatrick, Kaitlin Mullins, Hunter Havard, John Carter Austin and Lalie Havard.

            Pallbearers will be Carter Austin, Walter L. Havard Jr., Andy Yates, William Austin, Butch Chennault and Cecil Rainey….

 

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

            See the obituary of her mother, Kathleen Boyd Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Brenda Herman 1949 MS1, Herman Lindsey 1918 MS2, Lindsey Sibley 1895 MS3, William Henry C. 1855 MS4, Henderson 1829 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BRENDA JOYCE ALFORD BURTON CHILDS

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 9 June 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007 [shorter obituary from Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, same date]

 

INDIANOLA—Services for Brenda Alford Childs, 57, of Indianola, who died of a heart attack Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at South Sunflower Co. Hospital in Indianola, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Childs was born in Carroll County and was a resident of Itta Bena for 20 years. She lived in Indianola for 11 years, where she was a salesperson for Delta Chevrolet Co. until her retirement. She was also a member of the Second Baptist Church in Indianola.

            [The following paragraph had errors in the June 9 version and was corrected on June 11:]

            She is survived by her husband, John H. Childs of Indianola; a daughter, Kim Burton Steen of Kosciusko; a son, Steve Burton of Nashville; a stepdaughter, Vickie O’Ferrell of Montgomery, Ala.; two step sons, Steven Childs of Orlando and Marc Childs of San Diego; a brother, Alton Alford of McComb; a sister, Lucretia Palmertree of Greenwood; and six grandchildren.

            …. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Tommy Staggs, Alton Lassett, Gregg Lassett, Reece Makamson, Derek Robertson, and Daniel Burton….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brenda A. Childs (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 May 1943, last residence Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Reed Bingham Alford and Beatrice L. Osborne Alford Vandevender; and siblings Alton Reed Alford Sr. and Lucretia Alford Palmertree in this compilation. Alton’s obituary provides her middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Brenda Joyce 1943 MS1, Reed Bingham 1919 MS2, James Smith 1878 MS3, Henry J. 1847 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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BURNIE JACKSON ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 November 1997

 

HOUSTON—Burnie Jackson Alford, 85, passed away on Nov. 6, 1997 at Whitehaven Manor in Whitehaven, Tn.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Houston Funeral Home…. Burial followed at Houston Cemetery.

            Born in Chickasaw County on Feb. 20, 1912 to Oscar Bud Alford and Fannie Griffin Alford, Alford was a retired farmer.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Euris Walters Alford, who passed away on Jan. 12, 1984.

            He is survived by one daughter, Scottie Sue Rhodes of Memphis, Tn.; two sons, Burnie Gene Alford of Tunica and Bobby Dean Alford of Guthrie, Okla.; one brother, Roy Alford of Houston; eight grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Grandsons and grandsons-in-law served as pallbearers….

 

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Photo from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Pam & Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Burnie J. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Euris Ethelene Walters Alford; mother, Sara Frances “Fannie” Griffin Alford; and brothers Marion Haston Alford and Watty Washington Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Burnie Jackson 1912 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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CALVIN ALFORD, JR.

 

[He died at a hospital in TN, but we are including his obituary here because he and his family lived in MS.]

 

WTVA

Tupelo, MS—25 February 2013

 

POLICE INVESTIGATE SHOOTING AT PRIVATE PARTY

 

            Water Valley police are investigating a shooting incident at a private party on Saturday night.

            Police Chief Mike King says officers responded to a shooting on South Main Street in Downtown Water Valley around 10:15 p.m.

            He says officers found Bobby G. Hervey, 42, of Taylor inside the building suffering from two gunshot wounds to the upper body.

            Hervey was airlifted to the MED in Memphis where he remains hospitalized.

            King says Calvin Alford, Jr., 37, of Yalobusha County fled the scene after firing the shots and was spotted on Railroad Avenue by officers.

            He says when they approached, Alford shot himself in the head. He was airlifted from the scene, but died Sunday morning.

            King says both men were among nearly 100 people at the party being held in the building that once housed Doc’s Table restaurant. He says the Hervey and Alford were apparently involved in an on-going dispute.

            King says Alford approached Hervey, pulled out the large caliber handgun, and shot him twice.

            An autopsy has been ordered. The shooting remains under investigation.

 

In another article:

 

Seven Oaks Funeral Home

Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS—_____ February 2013

 

            Calvin Alford, Jr., age 37, died Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, TN.

            He was born September 26, 1975 in St. Louis, MO to Calvin Alford, Sr. and the late Linda Young. Calvin was employed as a truck driver for Townes Trucking Company. He had a wicked sense of humor and enjoyed shooting pool and spending time with friends. Calvin was soft spoken, loved his wife, children and family and was a good husband, father and provider. He attended several churches in Yalobusha County.

            Visitation is planned for Friday, March 1, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the City Auditorium in Water Valley, MS. Burial will be in the Rocky Mt. Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County, MS.

            Calvin is survived by his wife, Stephanie Alford of Water Valley, MS; two daughters, Niketa Wilson and Ca’Najah Alford both of Water Valley; one son, Calvin Alford III of Water Valley; one sister, April Gould (Jerome) of St. Louis, MO; his father, Calvin Alford, Sr. (Rochelle) of St. Louis, MO; his step-father, CalvinYoung (Barbara) of Oxford, MS.

            In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jasmine Alford.

 

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

            See the obituary of his daughter Jasmine Alford in this compilation.

 

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CARL EVERET ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 30 January 2008

 

April 27, 1930–January 29, 2008

 

            Carl Alford 77, died Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Pleasant Hills Nursing Home in Jackson. Services are 2 pm Thursday, January 31, 2008 in the chapel at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd.... Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Carl is survived by his sister, Evelyn Dedmon of Raymond, and a host of other extended family members.

 

Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 April 1930. His last residence was Raymond, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Hugh Alford Sr. and Lula Mae McGowen Alford; and brothers Hubert Mulford Alford, James Hugh Alford Jr., and Nolan Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Carl Everet 1930 MS1, James Hugh 1896 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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CARL SPENCE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 4 February 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

BROOKHAVEN [Lincoln Co.]—Spence Alford, 87, a retired golf pro with Brookhaven Country Club, died of heart failure Thursday in King’s Daughters Hospital.

            Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Brookhaven Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs. Visitation is 4-6 p.m. today.

            Mr. Alford, a Copiah County native, was a deacon at Faith Presbyterian Church. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

            Survivors include: wife, Errol; daughters, Mary Carol A. Pepper of West Monroe, La., and Catherine A. Becker of Madison; and a grandson.

 

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COPIAH COUNTY COURIER

Hazelhurst, Copiah Co., MS—Wednesday, 9 February, 1994

 

            Spence Alford, 87, of Brookhaven died Feb. 3, 1994, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

            Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel.

            Mr. Alford, the son of the late James Alexander Alford and Mary Palmer Alford, was a retired golf pro from Brookhaven County Club. He was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon and had served in the Air Force during World War II.

            Survivors are his wife, Errol Hayes Alford of Brookhaven; two daughters, Mary Carol A. Pepper of West Monroe, La., and Catherine A Becker of Madison; and one grandson.

            Interment was in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs with Brookhaven Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl S. Alford (SS# issued in LA, last residence Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS) was born 11 Dec 1906, last residence Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Errol Hayes Alford; father, James Alexander Alford Sr.; and brother James Alexander Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Carl Spence 1906 MS1, James Alexander 1873 MS2, Alexander 1827 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CARLENE VICY PRIMM ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 18 August 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            Carlene Vicy Alford, 58, of 621 West Hill Drive, died of cancer Saturday at Methodist Medical Center.

            Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford, a Humphreys County native, lived in Jackson 35 years. She was a shipping and receiving clerk with the Veterans Administration Medical Center. She was a member of West Jackson Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 6473.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Glenn Warren Alford, had been fighting cancer for about two years, said her son, Benjamin Glenn Alford of Jackson. She worked at the VA for 24 years before her illness forced her into a medical retirement.

            “She was a real strong willed lady as are all of her brothers and sisters. Their parents raised their kids real well. My mom was like a mother to a lot of my friends. She really cared a lot about people,” he said.

            “She was a hard worker. She worked hard all her life trying to take care of her family to make sure we had everything we needed,” her son said.

            “She was always taking me to my baseball games and practice when Dad couldn’t. She was always up early when me and Dad went fishing to make sandwiches and have them ready for us so we would have our lunch on the boat,” he said. “She was always there when I was sick. I’m 26 and before she got sick she was always there it’s been my turn now. I was going to go up north to work and my dad died and my sister got married and then Mom got sick.

            “She took care of me all my life so it was my turn to take care of her, you know, all the bills and taking care of the house,” he said. “My aunts, her sisters, really helped. They took her to the doctor so I could continue working and stayed at the hospital to be sure she was getting good care.

            “She was wonderful,” her son said. “She was all I could ever want for a mother to be.”

            Other survivors include: daughter, Melonie Tomlinson of Clinton; brother, Johnny B. Primm of Forest; sisters, Annie Lois Primm and Louise Primm, both of Jackson, and Cindy Primm of Forest; and a grandson.

 

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Photo from County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Middlebrooks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlene V. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Nov 1932 and died _____ Aug 1991, last residence not listed.

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

            From SSACI: Carlene Primm was born 16 Nov 1932 in Belzoni, Humphreys Co., MS, daughter of B.F. Primm and Lucile Evans, and died _____ Aug 1991.

 

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CARMEN JULIET MCADOO ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Tuesday, 20 December 1955

 

 

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DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Thursday, 24 May 1956

 

JACKSON MAN FREED IN DRIVE-IN SLAYING

 

JACKSON, Miss.—Thomas D. Alford, 39-year-old Jackson mechanic, was free today for the first time since the shooting of his ex-wife and a drive-in operator last December.

            Alford was acquitted last night on a charge of murder in the shooting of Bob Sandeford, operator of the drive-in where Mrs. Carmen Alford worked as a waitress. He previously was acquitted of murdering Mrs. Alford.

            Alford pleaded self-defense, saying Sandeford reached for a shotgun during an argument. The trouble began, Alford said, when he went for his children. Mrs. Alford got custody of them when they were divorced, but he had visiting privileges. He said she was keeping them at the drive-in and he objected in the environment.

            He will be tried on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill Mrs. Myrtle McDaniel during the incident. Mrs. McDaniel, his ex-mother-in-law, was wounded.

            Alford was freed on $2,500 bond until the July trial.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Thomas Drayton Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            See her death certificate, where she is listed as Carman McAdoo Alford, born 29 July 1926 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            She was the daughter of Monte McAdoo and Myrtle Knott. Carma McAdoo is listed with them on the 1930 census in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, as their only child, age 3.

            In 1940 Monte MacAdoo is in the Hinds County Jail, where he was in 1935.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

 

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CARMEN SORRELLS ALFORD

 

Wilson and Knight Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ February 2019

 

Carmen Alford

 

Carmen Sorrells Alford

March 06, 1943–February 04, 2019

 

            Carmen was born March 6, 1943, to D.A. and Orma Sorrells in Pleasant Grove, MS. She graduated from Sardis High School and the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy and was a hospital pharmacist for GLH and Mobile General Hospital. She worked for a number of drug stores and was a consultant pharmacist for several nursing homes, including her beloved Golden Age for 36 years. She was a member of the MS Pharmacy Association and the MS Society of Consulting Pharmacists, serving as President for one term. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Methodist Church and currently attended Moore Memorial UMC in Winona, MS.

            She is survived by her husband, Mack; daughter, Audra Williamson (Tommy), and grandchildren, Cooper and Avery, all of Starkville; stepdaughter, Patty Funkhauser (Howard) and their son Daniel of Birmingham; and sister, Jo Anne Gideon (Charles) of Pueblo West, CO; sister in laws, Charlene Sorrells, Judy Sorrells, and Bobbie Sorrells; and many loving nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded by her parents, sisters, Margaret Callicott (Bill) and Nell Reid (Mark) and brothers, Bill, C.M. and Dan.

            Pallbearers will be Joe Alford, Jr., William T. Sorrells, Jr., Danny Sorrells, Scott Sorrells, Andy Dilatush, and John Dilatush. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Gnemi, Larry Reynolds, Billy Reed, and Larry Makamson.

            …. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS, and Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 in the chapel. Interment following the services will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Carrollton, MS….

 

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

 

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CARNETTIE ALFRED HARTLEY

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 23 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

COMO [Panola Co., MS]—Carnettie A. Hartley, 78, supervisor for William Carter Co. in Senatobia [MS], died of cancer Saturday[February 21] at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Harmontown Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher, with burial in the church cemetery near Como. Moore Funeral Home in Sardis [MS] has charge.

            Mrs. Hartley, the widow of Windel Hartley, leaves two brothers, Charles Alfred of Grenada [MS] and Elvin T. Alfred of Batesville.

 

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Photo from Harmontown Cemetery, Harmontown, Lafayette Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Donaldson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carnettie A. Hartley (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 March 1919, last residence Como, Panola Co., MS.

 

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CAROLYN ANN HENDERSON HALFORD

 

Brookhaven Funeral Home

Brookhaven, MS—_____ December 2015

 

            Carolyn Ann Henderson Halford, 65, passed away from this life on December 1, 2015, at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Mrs. Halford was born on June 3, 1950, in Natchez, MS to James Henderson and JoHelen Hicks Lofton.

            Visitation will be at Brookhaven Funeral Home (Natchez Drive) on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 5 PM until 8 PM and will continue on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 1 PM until the time of service at 2 PM at Providence Baptist Church in Franklin County.

            Burial will be at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery…. Brookhaven Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Mrs. Halford was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker who raised four children. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

            She was preceded in death by her father James Henderson; her dad Loyd Lofton; brother Loyd Lofton, Jr. and sister Brenda Henderson.

            Survivors are her husband Roger (Buddy) Halford, Sr.; sons Steve Halford, Chad Halford and Roger Halford, Jr.; and daughter Kim Dalafave; 15 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; her mother JoHelen Hicks Henderson Lofton; brothers Johnny Lofton and Gerald Lofton and sister Debbie Case, all of McCall Creek, MS….

 

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

 

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CAROLYN WALL ALFORD

 

Hartman-Jones Funeral Home

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ April 2018

 

            Carolyn Wall Alford, 72, a resident of Summit, MS passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Jerome-Wall cemetery in Gillsburg, MS located on Bean Rd. Hartman Jones Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

            Carolyn was born August 20, 1945 in St. Helena Parish, LA. She is the daughter of the late, Hugh V. and Evie Josephine Easley Wall.

            Carolyn was a farmer and a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. She will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

            She is preceded in death by her parents.

            She is survived by her son, Duane A. Morgan and her “boy”, Toby.

            Pallbearers will be: Stuart Middleton, Charles Harvey, Percy Martin, James Hughes, Jed Slonaker and Marty Wroten.

 

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

 

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CAROLYN WILBURN HAVARD ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—30 July 2013

 

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            Carolyn Alford 69, of Escatawpa, MS passed away July 27, 2013 in Pascagoula, MS.

            Carolyn was born on February 13, 1944 in Covington County, MS. She was a homemaker, who loved taking care of her family. She enjoyed playing darts, was an avid Atlanta Braves fan, enjoyed watching The Young and Restless, fishing and crabbing.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of over 40 years, Rufus Alford, her son Anthony Ray Havard, her parents, Edward and Eleanor Wilburn, and her sister, Jessie Mae Sossman.

            Survivors include her husband, Donald Chaney, of Escatawpa, her daughters, Crystal (Wesley) Alford of Escatawpa, Rosa Beard of George County, Alice (Lee) Alford of Escatawpa, her stepchildren, Joe (Tanya) Alford of Big Point, Juanita Barnes of Grand Bay and her brother, Thomas Wilburn of George County. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Scottie Lee, Tempest, Misty, David, Matt, Jasen, Bryson, Brandon, Bradley, Chloe, Allison, Tony, Jonathan, Ryan, Greta, Chad, and Donna, along with 20 great grandchildren.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2013 beginning at 10:00 am from the funeral home chapel…. Burial will follow in Machpelah Cemetery in Pascagoula. Pallbearers will be Wesley Woodcock, Lee Russell, Joseph Chaney, Jeffery Chaney, Kevin Ferguson and Matt Alford. Her grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers….

 

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

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

 

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CARRIE BELLE FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

[Although Carrie died in LA, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to MS.]

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 24 February 1982

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Franklin Alford, 75, were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 19, 1982 from the Morton United Methodist Church…. Interment was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery in Scott County, with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday afternoon [February 16] at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following a lengthy illness. She had been a resident of Baton Rouge for the past two years, but had lived most of her life in Morton. She was a member of the Morton Methodist Church.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Joy Alford Lehr, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; three brothers, F.S. Franklin, Lewiston, Idaho, J.R. Franklin, Forest, and J.H. Franklin, Union; three sisters, Mrs. Eunice Harpe, Morton, Mrs. Emma Lee Pennington, Ackerman, and Mrs. Thelma Reeves, Jackson; four grandchildren, Mrs. Tere Banks Luther, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Paula Banks Ramsey, Utica, and Miss Tina Joy Banks, Hattisburg, and George Banks of the U.S. Navy, Orlando, Florida; five step-grandchildren, Mrs. Dianna Phillips, Richard A. Lehr, Jr., Mike Lehr, Jeff Lehr, and Susan Lehr, all of Baton Rouge; three great-grandchildren, and seven step-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Britt Alford, Jr., Martin Hearn, Randy Walsh, Glenn (Bip) Miles, Eddie Hartley, and James Robert (Bubba) Franklin.

 

Photo from Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 Sept 1906, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Margel Mize Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son John Paul Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Sarah Joy Alford Banks Lehr in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Carrie Belle Franklin was the daughter of Lou Andrew Franklin and Cora V. Sigrest.

 

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CARRIE JEAN ALFORD DURPHY

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—3 April 2011

 

BYRAM—Carrie Jean Durphy, 63, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Terry. Visitation will be 5pm until the 7pm funeral service Monday, April 4, 2011 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Graveside services will be 9am Tuesday at Rosemont Gardens.

            Mrs. Durphy was cafeteria manager for 19 years at Terry High School.

            Survivors include her husband, Roy Durphy; sons, Allen and Chris Shuemaker; daughter, Angela Durphy; brothers, John and Tommy Alford; sister, Peggy Blackwell; and five grandchildren.

            Online guestbook www.chancellorfuneralhome.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Billie Alford and Janie Allen Alford; and brother Harlie Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Carrie Jean 1948 MS1, Billie 1922 MS2, Harry Edward 1885 MS3, Theodore 1839 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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CARRIE MAE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—_____ March 1962

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Noah C. Alford, 73, who died at 6 a.m., Tuesday in Houston at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Mooneyham of heart trouble, will be conducted from the Thorn Church of God at 2 p.m…. Burial will be in the Elzy Cemetery with Memorial Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary at their home on Houston, Star Route. Mrs. Alford was the former Corrie [sic] Johnson. She was born Dec. 18, 1888, the daughter of Solomon Johnson and Nancy McGee Johnson. She was a member of the Thorn Church of God.

            She leaves her husband, Noah C. Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Ida Mooneyham of Houston and Mrs. Eunice Williams of Memphis; a son, Eurbane Alford of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Waco Reeves of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Sidney E., Claude G., and Wilton J. Johnson, all of Houston; 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Noah Calloway Alford; and daughters Eunice Odell Alford Williams and Ida Estelle Alford Lowrey Mooneyham in this compilation. Her husband’s obituary includes a photo of them and a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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CARRIE STELENE STANFORD ALFORD

Mother of Emma Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

Grandmother of Zada Delores Gilmer Wheatley, AAFA #0630, and Harriet Ann Gilmer Burks, AAFA #0782

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Friday, 12 November 1977

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Carrie Stanford Alford of Cleveland, 92, widow of Harry Edward Alford, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Thweatt-King Chapel.... Interment will follow in the New Cleveland Cemetery. Thweatt-King Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday at 12:30 a.m. at the Care Inn Nursing Home following a long illness.

            Born in Acona [Holmes Co.], she attended Acona School. In 1904, she graduated from the Old Infirmary Nursing School, the first in Mississippi. She married Harry Edward Alford on January 10, 1906 in Acona. He preceded her in death in May 2, 1966. They moved to Skene community in 1911 where he farmed until his retirement. She was a member of the Yale Street Baptist Church.

            Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Emma) Gilmer of Memphis and Mrs. Vic (Dot) Kober of Jackson; two sons Billie Alford of Jackson and Edgar Alford of Bossier City, La.; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ted Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 August 1885.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Harry Edward Alford; and her children Dorothea Louise Alford Kober, Harriette Alford Brandau, and Billie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in Washington Obituaries. We included the obituary of her son Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

 

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CECIL WYLIE ROBBINS ALFORD

Father of Cecil Wylie Alford, AAFA #0012

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 1 December 1925

 

            Cecil W.R. Alford, 23 years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Alford, whose residence is on the Pocahontas road, died at the home of his parents Sunday night [November 29] at 10 o’clock following an illness of four or five months. The news of the death of this splendid young man is received by a host of friends with downcast hearts. A still larger number of friends of the grief-stricken parents are extending their condolences.

            The funeral services for young Mr. Alford were conducted from the Wright and Furguson Funeral home at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. Dr. James Faulconer, pastor of the First Christian church conducted the obsequies. The interment was at Cedarlawn cemetery.

            Surviving the young man, beside his parents are four sisters, Nannie, Wilma, Thelma, and Neola and one brother, Vernon. Also a wife, Mrs. Cecil W.R. Alford, and a three-year old son, Cecil, Jr., survive him.

            Pall bearers for the rites were: M. Lutrick, I.C. Garber, H.A. Stovall, George Britt and Messrs. Swan and Matthews.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Thaddeus LaDora Alford; and sister Thelma Irene Alford Little in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Rena Maye Baker Alford Grooms, in Texas Obituaries; and his son Cecil Wylie Alford, in Colorado Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cecil Wylie Robbins 1902 MS1, Thaddeus LaDora 1871 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CHANDRA PAULETTE “SANDY” THOMAS ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—15 April 2013

 

HOUSTON—Chandra Paulette “Sandy” Thomas Alford, 61, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Vardaman to Charles Richard Thomas and Colleen Moore Thomas. She was a retired cutter for Franklin Mfg. Co. She was a member of Rhodes Chapel Church.

            Services were at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Rhodes Chapel Church…. Burial followed at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery in Houston. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include her husband, Donnie Alford of Houston; her son, Donnie Wayne Alford and Carol Sexton of Houston; her sisters, Cynthia Moore, Carol Cullpepper and Cheryl Davis, all of Okolona; her brother, Clifton Neal “Bug” Thomas of Okolona; and grandchildren, Claire Marie Alford and Rish Alford, and their mother, Anna Rish Alford.

            Pallbearers are Jerritt Alford, Jody Alford, Jimmy Alford, Darrell Crawford, Brian Wooten, John Robert Harmon and Rish Alford….

 

In another article:

 

Houston Funeral Home

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—______ April 2013

 

            Alford, Chandra - 61, of Houston, died at NMMC in Tupelo Thursday, April 11, 2013. Visitation is Saturday April 13, from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon at Houston Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 12:30 PM at Rhodes Chapel…. Burial will follow at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband, Donnie Alford of Houston; her son, Donnie Wayne Alford of Houston; her brother, Charles Thomas of Okolona; her sisters, Cynthia Moore, Carole Cullpepper, and Cheryl Davis all of Okolona; her grandchildren, Claire Marie Alford and Rish Alford and their mother, Anna Rish Alford of Houston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chandra P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 Dec 1951, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents-in-law, Maurice Anderson Alford and Modine “Babe” Young Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Donnie ???? MS1, Maurice Anderson 1913 MS2, Anderson Isaiah 1892 MS3, William W. 1869 AL/GA4, George Washington 1840 GA5, James Richard 1821 GA6, Jeptha 1797 NC7, Goodrich 1750 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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CHARLES CHANDLER ALFORD

Brother of John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ March 2009

 

            Charles Chandler Alford, 58, a resident of Oxford and former lifelong resident of McComb, died March 10, 2009 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson following a lengthy illness.

            He was born November 18, 1950 in McComb. He was the son of John Warner Alford, Sr. and Inez Chandler Alford. He was a graduate of Gibson High School in McComb and attended Louisiana Tech and Drake University. He was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in McComb.

            He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Judy Alford.

            He is survived by one sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. B.R. Nichols of Cedar Rapids, IA; one brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Alford of Oxford, MS; nephews and nieces, Mr. and Mrs. James Shelton, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Fitsik and Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Jones, all of the Minneapolis, MN area; Mr. and Mrs. Swayze Alford, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Alford, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Alford, III and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Daniels, all of Oxford, MS and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.

            A memorial service in celebration of the life of Charles Chandler Alford will be held Friday at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb at 2PM….

 

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles C. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Oxford, Lafayette Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Warner Alford Sr. and Inez Ione Chandler Alford; and his sister Judy Ione Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Chandler 1950 MS1, John Warner 1908 MS2, James Barney 1870 MS3, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS4, Seaborn John 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CHARLES E. ALFORD

 

[Charles died in Colorado, but because of his close ties to Mississippi, where he was born, grew up, and is buried, we are including his obituary here.]

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ September 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS—Services for Master Sgt. Charles E. Alford were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Hampton Vaughn Funeral Home Chapel [Wichita Falls]. Graveside services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Zion Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery in Meridian. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 46, formerly of Meridian, died Friday, Sep. 27, 2002, in Aurora [Arapahoe Co.], Colo. He was born Nov. 19, 1955, to Lee M. Alford and the late Lillie M. Alford in Meridian.

            He graduated from Southeast Lauderdale High School in 1973 and joined the United States Air Force in May, 1973. He married the former Barbara G. Smith of Alexandria, La., on March 5, 1977. He retired from the Air Force in September 1998 at Holliman AFB in New Mexico.

            During his distinguished career, Charles was stationed at England AFB (La.), Bergstrom AFB (Tex.), Sheppard AFB (Tex.) and in New Mexico. His overseas tours included Korea and Panama. He further stood out from his peers by receiving NCO of the year in 1984 and attended the Senior NCO School in residence at Maxwell AFB in Ala.

            In 1992, he was promoted to the highest enlisted rank in the USAF, that of chief master sergeant. During his career he obtained associate’s degrees in applied science in occupational technology from Vernon Regional College and applied science in aircraft accessory systems technology from the Community College of the Air Force. He received his bachelor’s degree in occupational education from Wayland Baptist University.

            Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Chris D. Alford (USMC) of 29 Palms, Calif., and Sherry D. Alford; brothers, Willie Alford and his wife Gloria of Louisiana, Jimmie R. Alford and his wife Rita of Florida, Eddie Alford and his wife Diann, Gary Alford and his wife Penny, Jerry Alford and his wife Katie, and Lemarcus Alford, all of Mississippi; sisters, Lillie Griggs and her husband Rufus, Ella Winford and her husband Leo, all of Mississippi; sisters-in-law Linda F. Smith of Texas and Sharon R. Smith of Louisiana; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Charles R. Smith and his wife Beverly of Louisiana; grandchildren, Jean Taylor, Taylor Alford, Tiffani Alford, Chris N. Alford and Charles E. Alford II; 10 aunts and five uncles, several nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and comrades-in-arms....

 

Photo from New Zion Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennifer Stallings

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Lee Marcus Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Charles E. 1955 MS1, Lee Marcus 1921 MS2, William 1882 MS3.

 

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CHARLES HENRY ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER / JACKSON DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 26 July 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Charles H. Alford, 76, of 1444 Kimwood Drive, died July 24, 1987, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Services are 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home chapel with burial in Lakewood Cemetery....

            A former resident of Memphis, he had lived in Jackson the past 15 years. He was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Marines. He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years before retiring.

            He is survived by his wife, Julia Field Alford of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. Sue Jeter of Memphis; two stepsons, Robert J. Peet and John D. Peet, both of Jackson; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Alford Wallace and Mrs. Babelle Alford Riser, both of Raymond; and a granddaughter and three stepgrandsons....

 

Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Thompson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 May 1911. His date of death is listed as July 1987.

            See the obituary of his wife, Julia Field Alford, in this compilation.

            Charles and his sisters are listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, with their mother, listed as widow Florence in 1930 and widow Mrs. H.S. in 1920. In 1930, they are living with Florence’s brother, T.C. Schilling, his wife Helen, and their Schilling sisters Cara and Bess.

            In 1910 the family is in McComb, Pike Co., MS, dwelling #64: H.S. Alford, business college teacher age 34 b. MS, m. 9 years; his wife Florence 30 b. LA, 5 children, 4 living; and daughters, all b. MS: Elsie 8, Thelma 7, Ruth 5, and Mabel 3.

            Charles Henry Alford married Julia F. Peet on 11 June 1973 in Hinds Co., MS.

            Howard S. Alford married Florence Schilling on 21 Oct 1900 in Pike Co., MS. Howard’s gravestone in Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, says he was born 29 Sept 1873 and died 28 June 1917. Florence (1877–1978) is also buried there.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Henry 1911 MS1, Howard S. 1873 MS2, Raymond 1833 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLES RAY ALFORD

 

Photo from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 19 November 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

MORTON [Scott Co.]—Charles Ray Alford, 51, a security officer for Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield, died of suffocation Wednesday in West Scott Hospital after accidentally choking at home.

            Services are 2:30 p.m. today at Ott & Lee Funeral Home with burial in Hodge Hill Cemetery....

            He was a lifelong Scott County resident.

            Survivors include: son, Danny Ray Alford of Morton; mother, Birdie Alford of Morton; sisters, Diane Box, Darlene McCurdy and La Donna Jean Up of Morton, and Linda Faye Schoen of Clifton; and three grandchildren.

 

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SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—24 November 1993

 

            Funeral services for Charles Ray Alford, 51, were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, November 19, 1993, from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton…. Interment was made in the Hodge Hill Cemetery in Morton.

            Mr. Alford passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 1993, from the Scott County Medical Center in Morton following a sudden illness. He had lived in Scott County all of his life.

            Survivors include his mother; Mrs. Birdie Alford of Morton; one son, Danny Ray Alford of Morton; four sisters, Linda Faye Shoemaker of Clifton, Diane Boxx, Dorlene McCurdy, and LaDonna Jean Upton, all of Morton; three grandchildren, Tonja Renea Alford and Nitkia Renea Alford, both of Morton and Danny Ray Alford, Jr. of Pearl.

            Pallbearers were Arthur Register, Arthur Neal Alford, George Upton, Charles Coward, Richard Gregory, and Wesley Shoemaker. Honorary pallbearers were the Security Personnel of Miss. State Hospital….

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Robert Vernon Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Ray 1942 MS1, Robert Vernon 1894 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CHARLIE GREEN ALFORD

 

PRESS REGISTER

Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., MS—Friday, 29 January 1999

 

TUTWILER [Tallahatchie Co.]—Charlie Alford, 68, of Tutwiler, died of natural causes Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. His funeral will be held at noon Saturday at Newton M.B. Church…. Burial will follow at the Newton Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a retired teacher, was bom on Sept. 14, 1930 in Charleston. He was a member of New Town M.B. Church. He served in the military, and was a graduate of Jackson State University. He taught at West Tallahatchie High School, where he coached basketball and won several national championship driver’s education medals.

            Survivors include his wife, Lubertha Alford, of Tutwiler; one son, Howard Williams, of Drew; three daughters, Charlotte Harold and Colette Clark, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Rossanne Webb, of Memphis; two sisters, Dorothy Mosley, of Memphis, and Margaret Heron, of Gary, Ind.; two brothers, Jerry Alford Jr., of Gary, and David Alford, of Charleston; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 30 January 1999

 

TUTWILER—Charlie Alford, 68, a teacher and coach, died of cancer Jan. 24 at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Services are noon today at Newton Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Newton Cemetery. Eddie Robinson & Sons Funeral Directors in Grenada is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a Charleston native. He was a Korean War Veteran. He graduated from Jackson State University in 1956. He started his teaching career in 1957 at Sam Balkin in Leflore County. In 1958 he taught school in the West Tallahatchie School District, where he coached basketball and received several national championship and driver’s education medals. He retired in 1992 after 34 years of teaching.

            Survivors include: wife, Lubertha; son, Howard Williams of Drew; daughters, Charlotte Harold and Colette Clark, both of Cincinnati and Rossanne Webb of Memphis; sisters, Dorothy Mosley of Memphis and Margaret Hearon of Gary, Ind.; brothers, Jerry Alford Jr. of Gary and David Alford of Charleston; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from New Town Cemetery, Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Candi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charlie G. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tutwiler, Tallahatchie Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Fannie Alford Whittaker and Maggie Alford Venable in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Lubertha Carson Alford, in Florida Obituaries; and siblings Jerry Alford Sr. and Margaret Alford Hearon in Indiana Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Charley Green Alford, black, was born 14 Sept 1930 in Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS, son of Jerry Alford and Edmonia Hudson.

            Charlie’s father’s birth date is not certain:

 

            Gravestone                        10 Nov 1888

            WWI Draft Reg Card         9 Nov 1881

            SSACI                              11 Nov 1883

            1920 census (age 33)                      1886

            1930 census (age 40)                      1889

            1940 census (age 54)                      1885

 

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CHARLIE MAY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ October 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Mrs. Charlie M. Alford, 84, of Osyka [Pike Co., MS], died Oct. 29, 1992, at her residence in Osyka.

            Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Sunday at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Progress [Pike Co.].... Burial was in the church cemetery.

            Washington Funeral Home of Tylertown [Walthall Co.] was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 23, 1907, in Pike County. She was the daughter of the late Walter Alford and Mattie Snell Alford.

            She was disabled and was a member of Shady Grove batis [sic] Church.

            She is survived by one sister, Ester Gardner of Osyka; three brothers, Ellis Alford of Hattiesburg, Eddie Alford of Tangipahoa, La., and Elen Alford of Hammond, La.; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1920 census in Beat 1, Walthall Co., MS, dwelling #137: Waldo Alford, farmer age 34; his wife Mattie 28; son Adra 14; daughters Lola 12, Ada 11, Charlie May 10; sons Waldo 8, Curtis 7, Eddie 5, Elion 5, and Ellis 3; and daughter Essie 2. All (and their parents) were born in MS.

            In 1910 they are in Beat 1 (District 95), Pike Co., MS, dwelling #159: Waldo Alford, farmer age 25, married 3 years; his wife Mattie 28 (#of children is blank); and daughters: Asdra 5 [listed as a son in 1920], Lola 3, Ada 1-6/12, and “(no name)” 6/12. All (and their parents) were born in MS. Enumerated in the same dwelling and family #: Martin Alford, farmer age 26, m. 6 years; his wife Laura 21, 2 children, 2 living; son hen 4; and daughter Mabelle 2-6/12. Following Waldo’s family: Fetcher B. Brumfield, farmer age 34 married 2 years; and his wife Mattie H. 27. All were b. in MS. These two families are listed as white, with Waldo’s family, black, in between them.

            This woman’s first name was Charlie, as shown in the 1920 census. She is listed as Mrs. without a husband being mentioned. No children are listed either. Did she marry a man named Alford? Was she never married and the “Mrs.” is an error?

            Her lineage: Charlie May 1907 MS1, Walter/Waldo about 1885 MS2.

 

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CHRISTINE MAE ALFORD ALEXANDER

AAFA #1339

Sister of Samuel Eugene Alford, AAFA #1353

Aunt of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439; Johnnie N. Alford, AAFA #1528; and Vernon Eugene Alford, AAFA #1529

 

Photo from Sharkey Funeral Home

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 25 September 2017

 

            Christine Alford Alexander, 92, of Enon, passed away Sept. 23, 2017, at McComb Nursing and Rehabilitation. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. today in Enon Cemetery, with Bro. Philip Alford officiating. Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit handled arrangements.

            Mrs. Alexander was born July 6, 1925, in Salem, the daughter of Samuel and Hattie Magee Alford. She was co-owner and operator of Alexander’s Grocery for many years and was a member of Enon Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Grady D. Alexander Sr.; three grandsons, Christopher Acker, Lynn Beard and Steven Statham; five brothers, Vernon, Farrell, Emmitt “Hamp,” Harold and Sammie Alford; and two sisters, Louise Alford Bacot and Hylan Alford Magee.

            She is survived by her two sons, Grady D. Alexander Jr. and wife Shirley and Brian Alexander and wife Tammy of Enon; three daughters, Ann Acker and Evelyn Sanford of Brandon and Debbie Alexander and life partner Evelyn McKeithen of Florence; 12 grandchildren, Belinda Fife Alexander, Jeffrey Alexander, Ty Alexander, Melissa Sanford, Warren Acker, Ryan Acker, Abel Alexander, Aden Alexander, Anna Leigh Alexander, Earnie Beard, Tricia Thompson and Scott Beard ; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers are Jeff Alexander, Warren Acker, Ryan Acker, Matthew Fife, Vaughn Mims and Evelyn McKeithen….

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings Emmette Haverson Alford, Farrol Jasper Alford, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, Samuel Eugene Alford, and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Christine Mae 1925 MS1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CINCINNATUS EUDOXUS “CINC” ALFORD, JR.

Uncle of Oliver Sims Alford III, AAFA #0145

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 11 January 1985

 

ROLLING FORK [Sharkey Co.]—C.E. “Cinc” Alford, 68, died Wednedsay at Delta Medical Center in Greenville. Services are 2 p.m. today at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church with burial in Greenfield Cemetery in Glen Allan. Boone-Wells Funeral Home of Greenville is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford worked for Staple Cotton Corp. for 42 years, and retired as manager of its Rolling Fork office in 1982. He was a communicant of the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church, having served as senior warden, vestryman and treasurer.

            Born in Longwood, he attended public school in Glen Allan and Rolling Fork and business school in Jackson. He was active in the Vicksburg Community Concert Association.

            He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Elisa A. Cook of Rolling Fork; son, C.E. Alford III of Rolling Fork; sister, Mrs. Mary Jane Robinson of New Roads, La.; and three grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Coleman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cinc Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Feb 1917 and died _____ Jan 1985, last residence Rolling Fork, Sharkey Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elise “Betty” Hovis Alford; and father, Cincinnatus Eudoxus Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Teddie Biggs Alford; and sister Mary Jane Alford Robinson in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Cincinnatus Eudoxus 1917 MS1, Cincinnatus Eudoxus 1875 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CINCINNATUS EUDOXUS ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Oliver Sims Alford III, AAFA #0145

 

VICKSBURG EVENING POST

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—Saturday, 2 November 1918

 

 

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Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Coleman

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Cincinnatus Eudoxus “Cinc” Alford Jr.; and brother Stewart Floyd Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Teddie Biggs Alford; daughter Mary Jane Alford Robinson; and half-brother Preston Horn Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Cincinnatus Eudoxus 1875 MS1, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA2, Julius C. 1798 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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CLARA ANN ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Wednesday, 30 December 2015

 

WEST POINT—Clara Ann Alford, 68, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, at Johnson Creek M.B. Church at Pheba. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

            Carter’s Mortuary Services of West Point is in charge of arrangements….

 

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

 

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CLARENCE WAYNE HALFORD

Father of Kirby Wayne Halford, AAFA #0443

 

[A similar article was published 30 July 2014 in The Natchez Democrat.]

 

Franklin Funeral Home

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—_____ July 2014

 

Clarence Wayne Halford

 

            Clarence Wayne Halford, 84, born April 17, 1930 in Bude [Franklin Co.], Mississippi to Larry W. “Pete” and Lela Smith Halford died peacefully at home while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

            He was a graduate of Meadville High School and Mississippi State College. He worked for Fayette Hardwood Company before being drafted into the US Army. He served two years during the Korean War, spending time in Germany. He had a long, distinguished career in the oil and gas industry—spanning 55 years, 4 states, several companies and many consulting jobs after his retirement.

            Upon graduation from college, in 1957, he went to work with Humble Oil Company in Natchez before moving to New Orleans, Louisiana as an accountant with Shell Oil Company. He started as an accountant and moved into the Operations Department where he had many different jobs in production throughout the years. Before returning to Mississippi in 1987, he was the Division Manager of the East Texas Production Division of Delta Drilling Company in Tyler, Texas.

            He has been a member of the Methodist Church since 1949 and a member of the Masonic Lodge since 1952. He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a member of the American Legion.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sarah Pearl Higginbotham Halford; son, Kirby Wayne Halford and wife Pam; daughter, Sandra Gayle Halford-Amburg and husband James; grandchildren, Carmen Halford, Amanda Halford, Brandon Amburg and Kirby Amburg; sisters, Elsie Merle Quinn (Bill), Erma Lou Luckett (Tom) and Norabeth Halford.

            Visitation will be at Franklin Funeral Home Friday, August 1, 2014 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM and continue Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM at Meadville United Methodist Church. Graveside service will follow at Midway Cemetery…. Franklin Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Meadville United Methodist Church or Oak Grove United Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, History Finder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Larry Webster “Pete” Halford and Lela Smith Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Clarence Wayne 1930 MS1, Larry Webster 1906 MS2, Larry H. 1883 MS3, Leander 1857 MS4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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CLAUDE ALLEN ALFORD

Son of Claude Anding Alford, Sr., AAFA #0017

Father of Brad Alan Alford, AAFA #0678

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 12 April 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Funeral services for C.A. Alford Jr., 76, of Progress [Pike Co.], were April 4, 2001, at Progress Baptist Church…. He died April 2, 2001, at his residence.

            Alford was a dairy farmer, a member of Progress Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and a private pilot.

            He was born Sept. 28, 1925, at Progress, son of the late CA. and Inez Allen Alford. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Alford.

            Survivors include his, wife, Marilyn J. Alford of Progress; four sons, Brad Alan Alford of Scranton, Penn., Gary Claude Alford of McComb, John Ferman Alford of Ocean Springs and Richard Todd Alford of Brandon; a daughter, Susan Alford Moore of Tylertown; a brother, Hollis Alford of Progress; two sisters, Kathleen Easley of Progress and Florene Brumfield of Baton Rouge; 10 grandchildren, Banyon Boyd, Laci Boyd, Tara Alford, Jason Alford, Anna Alford, Alexandra Alford, Lauren Alford, Tyler Alford, Cassie Alford and Adria Alford.

            Pallbearers were Ralph Waldron Jr., Darrell Easley, Andrew Alford, Wilburn Fortenberry Jr., George H. Simmons and Howard Alford. Honorary pallbearers were Lacy Brumfield, Tommy Brumfield and Richard Ball.

            Burial was in Progress Cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home of McComb in charge.

 

 

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Photos from Progress Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Claude A. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in MS), but his death date is listed as 3 April 2001, last residence Magnolia, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, Claude Anding Alford; and son Ronnie Scott Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Brad Alan Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries; and of his sister Florene Inez Alford Peterson Brumfield in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Claude’s father was most specific with AAFA on his son’s name. He said he was known as C.A. but that his name was Claude Allen, Allen being his mother’s maiden name. He emphasized that he was not named Anding. He was probably called Jr. to distinguish father C.A. from son C.A.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Claude Allen 1925 MS1, Claude Anding 1898 MS2, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CLAUDE ANDING ALFORD

AAFA #0017

 

Photo from AAFA files

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 9 December 1996

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Claude A. Alford Sr., 98, of Magnolia [Pike Co.], died there Dec. 8, 1996, at Beacham Memorial Hospital.

            Visitation is 4–9 tonight at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown and from 1 p.m. Tuesday at Progress Baptist Church until services there at 2 p.m.... Burial will be in Progress Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 6, 1898, in old Pike County. He was the son of J. Dock Alford and Luminda Fortenberry Alford.

            He was a retired merchant and farmer and served as post master at Progress for many years. He was a member of Progress Baptist Church. He was the oldest living member of the Alford American Family Association. He was a Mason for more than 70 years and was a member of Friends of the Progress Library and Silver Seniors of Silver Springs.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Inez Allen Alford; and nine brothers and sisters.

            He is survived by two sons, C.A. Alford Jr. and Hollis Alford, both of Progress; two daughters, Florene Alford Brumfield of Baton Rouge, La., and Kathleen Alford Easley of Progress; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 12 December 1996

 

Claude A. Alford Sr. did more than live a long time

Editor, Enterprise-Journal

 

            Please permit me to say a word about a great Pike Countian who recently passed from the earth. I refer to Mr. Claude A. Alford Sr.

            His longevity in itself deserves recognition, living to be almost 99. But he did more than live a long life; he lived well. He was a man of industry, social involvement, and religious persuasion.

            He demonstrated perfectly how to grow old gracefully. He was always cheerful, uncomplaining and concerned about others. Right up through his fatal illness, he called people needing encouragement from his bed in the hospital. For the last several years, he spent much time contacting and checking on people suffering the blows of life.

            One of his most beloved chores was making dusting brooms from sage grass. These he gave to all he knew, and I suppose the streets of downtown McComb would not hold the brooms he gave away. His big heart made a way to many other hearts.

            Few will be conscious—though the loss is very real—of the death of the last member of the J. Dock Alford family. This family of 10 has left a constructive shadow over Pike County that will influence this area from now on. Some were school teachers; some were prosperous farmer-businessmen. One was editor of the old “Progressive Farmer” for several years. From their little community of Progress, they have reached around the world with their lives.

            Lives like this one take a long time, if ever, to evaluate. But may we never let their deaths take our eyes off the great legacy they have left us. They deserve more than our tears.

 

Sincerely,

Jimmy Hodges

 

Photo from Progress Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

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

            See the obituaries of his son Claude Allen Alford; parents, Jeptha Josephus “Dock” Alford and Olevia Luminda Fortenberry Alford; siblings Effie Modena Alford Ball Smith, Luther Alvin Alford, and Yarborough S. Alford; and his grandson Ronnie Scott Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Florene Inez Alford Peterson Brumfield in Louisiana Obituaries; of his brother Delis Collier Alford Sr. in Maryland Obituaries; and of his grandson Brad Alan Alford, AAFA #0678, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Gil Alford wrote the following about Claude:

 

            AAFA’s oldest living member, Claude Alford #17, died in December. He was so proud of being an Alford and being a member of AAFA. His obituary is the first one I’ve seen that identifies him as a member of the Alford American Family Association.Some of us in AAFA sent him cards when we heard he was in hospital, and his daughter Kathleen said he was so proud of the cards that he had her put them out where everyone could see them.

            You’ll remember Mr. Claude for his short presence at the meetings in Jackson, MS and St. Francisville, LA. He has been mentioned frequently in the quarterly.

            It was he who, having been born in 1898, planned to live into the year 2000 so he could say he was the only Alford to have lived in three centuries. It was he who made corn brooms by hand and brought them to the meeting in Louisiana to give out to those interested in having one. He died one month short of age 99.

            Claude was one of the few members whose home I have visited. He still lived in the same house in which he was born. We’ve gone “cemeterying” together. I’ll miss him.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Claude Anding 1898 MS1, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLIFFORD ALFORD

Granduncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—17 May 1945

 

            Funeral services for Clifford Alford, 48, of Forkville [Scott Co.], who died Tuesday, May 8, were held at the graveside in Hodge Hill cemetery, two miles north of Morton, with Rev. Walter Walls in charge.

            Mr. Alford had been in ill health for the last several years, he was a member of the Baptist church at Forkville.

            Survivors are five brothers, Alva, Forkville; Walter, Arthur, Bob, and Frank, all of Morton; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Thompson, of Forkville.

            Pallbearers were selected from friends attending the funeral.

            Little and Ware Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: Clifford Alford was born July 12, 1896, the son of William Jackson Alford and Mecie Gentry.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Arthur Alford, Frank Alford, Walter Eugene Alford, and William Alvie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clifford 1896 MS1, William Jackson 1848 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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CLIFTON HOWARD ALFORD

Uncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

Clifton H. Alford

Born: May 29, 1919

Photo and birth date from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, Pearl, MS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 24 December 2008

 

            Clifton H. Alford, 89, died Tuesday, December 23, 2008, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home, Jackson.

            Graveside services were 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 24, 2008 in Florence Cemetery. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Pearl directed.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Star Baptist Church and retired from the fire safety department of the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery V.A. Medical Center. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was a member of both the American Legion and VFW.]

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Johns Alford in 2007.

            Survivors include: grandsons, James Johns, II of Florence and Roy Johns of Atlanta, GA; great-grandson, James Lee Johns; brother, Sonny Alford of Brandon; and several nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to Star Baptist Church, P.O. Box 69, Star, MS 39167.

 

Photo from Florence Cemetery, Florence, Rankin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie Lee Collins

Photo taken in Aug 2009

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Clifton H. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Florence, Rankin Co., MS, but list his death date as 22 Dec 2008.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Erma V. Johns Alford (which provides his middle name); parents Arthur Alford and Lona Lee Wallace Alford; and siblings Arthur Lee “Sonny” Alford, Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Mary Genell Alford Hilton, Rex Ray Alford, and Stella Alford Dunn in this compilation.

            The gravestone photo shows their marriage date, 3 March 1942, but it is not known why their death dates are not included.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clifton Howard 1919 MS1, Arthur 1891 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CLINTON ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 1 April 1993

 

SARDIS [Panola Co., MS]—Clinton Alford, 90, retired timberman, died Monday [March 29] at his daughter’s home in Baltimore, Md. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home with burial in Forest Memorial Park in Batesville [Panola Co., MS].

            He was a Methodist.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Ida B. Alford of Memphis, also leaves two daughters, Nesha D. Fortner of Baltimore and A. Lorene Hudson of Arizona; a son, Jimmy Alford of Houston, Texas; a sister, Mary Simmerman of Sardis, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Forrest Memorial Park, Batesville, Panola Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Panola County Gal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clinton Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Sept 1900, last residence Sardis, Panola Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of his daughter Nesha Dean Alford Fortner in Maryland Obituaries.

            He was the son of James Alford and Ruthie Cooper. His first wife was Arbrau Zantula Ware.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler.

            His lineage: Clinton 1901 MS1, James 1871 MS2, Little Green 1855 MS3, Churchwell 1830 AL4, Littleberry 1801 NC5.

 

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CORA IRENE CHANEY KENDALL ALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Thursday, 17 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Services for Cora Irene Alford of Brookhaven, and formerly of Calhoun County, are 3 p.m., Friday, April 18, at New Hope Baptist Church in Yalobusha County with burial in the church cemetery.

            Visitation is today from 4-9 p.m., and Friday until 2:30 p.m. at Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce.

            Mrs. Alford, 76, died April 16, 2003, at her residence. She was born on March 19, 1927, to Douglas Chaney and Ida Winters Chaney.

            She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Baptist faith.

            Preceding her in death were her husband, John Jack Alford; a son, Robert D. Kendall; and a stepdaughter, Bessie Harris.

            Survivors are her sons, William D. Kendall of Hazlehurst, Cecil Wayne Kendall of Callahan, Fla., Larry Thomas Kendall and Johnny Ray Kendall, both of Odessa, Texas; her stepson, James D. Kendall of Robert Lee, Texas; her daughter, Beverly Jean Kendall of Brookhaven; her stepdaughters, Robbie Cross and Katherine Arnold, both of Grenada; her brothers, Houston Melton and Wayne Melton, both of Grenada; and 38 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Thursday, 17 April 2003

 

BRUCE—Cora Irene Alford, 76, of Brookhaven, formerly of Calhoun County, homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church in Yalobusha County with burial in New Hope Cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home has charge.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of John J. Alford, leaves a daughter, Beverly Jean Kendall of Brookhaven; four sons, William D. Kendall of Hazlehurst, Cecil Wayne Kendall of Callahan, Fla., and Larry Thomas Kendall and Johnny Ray Kendall, both of Odessa, Texas; two stepdaughters, Robbie Cross and Katherine Arnold, both of Grenada; a stepson, James D. Kendall of Robert Lee, Texas; two brothers, Houston Melton and Wayne Melton, both of Grenada, and 38 grandchildren.

 

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

 

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CORA L. WOOLDRIDGE ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—24 January 1963

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. L.W. Alford, 69, of Thorn, who died at 8:45 am, Saturday at The Houston Hospital, were conducted from the Thorn Methodist Church at 2 pm, Tuesday….

            Burial was in the Elzey Cemetery with Houston Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford, the former Miss Cora Wooldridge, had been in failing health for about a year. She was the daughter of the late Jim Wooldridge, and Ida Bedford Wooldridge, and was born July 3, 1893. She was a member of George’s Chapel church.

            She leaves her husband, L.W. Alford of Thorn; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Bennett of Hickory Flat, Miss.; two sons, Travis Alford with the U S Army, and Merrill Alford of Vardaman; three brothers, Jim T., and Ray Wooldridge of Houston, and Aaron Wooldridge of Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Hardin of Hayti, Mo., Mrs. Loura Kellum and Mrs. Rosa Clark, both of Houston. Ten grandchildren also survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Josephine Alford Bennett, Oscar Merrill Alford, and Travis Earl Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Leonard Wayne 1893 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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CORA LEE ALFORD PARHAM

Grandaunt of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—_____ Oct 1957

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Cora Alford Parham of Rosedale [Bolivar Co.] will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the Rosedale Baptist Church... and burial will be in the Beulah Cemetery.

            Mrs. Parham, who was 66, died early Tuesday morning [October 1] at the City Hospital after an illness of three and a half years. A native of Holmes County, Miss., she had lived in the Rosedale community for 45 years. She was a Baptist.

            She leaves her husband, Sam J. Parham of Rosedale, and a son Edwin Parham of Boyle; a brother, George Alford of Greenville; and two sisters, Mrs. Callie Ray of Jackson and Mrs. I.P. Douglas of Crystal Springs.

 

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Photo from Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brothers George Bedford Alford, John W. Alford, James Oscar Alford, and Samuel Walter Alford in this compilation.

            Cora Alford was born December 1890 and she died about 1956. She was the daughter of Patrick “Paddy” Alford and Emma White. She married Samuel J. Parham.

            The obituary of her husband provides some additional detail, source and date unknown:

 

ROSEDALE—Sam J. Parham, 91, of Rosedale died Saturday [26 Jan 1980] at Flowers Manor in Clarksdale....

      Mr. Parham was born in Webster County and moved to the Linn community in 1906 with his parents. He married the former Cora Lee Alford on Dec. 31, 1912 in Shaw. They made their home in Boyle and moved to Rosedale in 1934. Mr. Parham served as deputy sheriff for Bolivar County for 32 years. He was state game warden for Bolivar County for 10 years and served with the Mississippi State Game and Fish Commission. He was a third degree Mason of F&AM Lodge No. 463. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Rosedale....

      Survivors include his son, Henry Edwin Parham of Boyle, and a sister, Mrs. Etta P. Boyd of Huntsville, Ala., four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cora Lee 1890 MS1, Patrick 1841 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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COTTIE A. WOOLDRIDGE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 22 December 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co.]—Cottie Wooldridge Alford, 87, a homemaker, died of a heart attack Tuesday at her home in the Thorn community near Houston.

            Graveside services are 2 p.m. today in the Elzy. Visitation is 10 a.m.–noon at Houston Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was a Chickasaw County native. She was a member of Thorn United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Ben W. Alford.

            Survivors include: sister, Ruby Murphree of Memphis; and brothers, Wilson Wooldridge of Memphis and Atwell Wooldridge of Atlanta.

 

Photo from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Cook-Houston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cottie A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 Aug 1908.

            Bennie Alford, age 3 b. MS, is listed on the 1910 census of Chickasaw Co., MS, as the son of Oscar S. Alford, age 42 b. GA, and his wife Frances 36 b. MS, 10 children, 10 living. According to the SSDI, Bennie W. Alford (SS# issued in MS, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS) was born 2 Aug 1907 and d. 16 Jan 1989.

            On the same page in 1910 is the family of Bennie’s grandfather George W. Alford, age 68 b. GA, m. 42 years, and his wife Francis 67 GA.

            Bennie’s parents, Alford grandparents, and several siblings and other relatives are also buried in Ellzey Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Bennie Wilson 1907 MS1, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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COURTNEY ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

[Courtney died and is buried in Memphis, TN, but she lived with her family in MS.]

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 21 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Courtney Elizabeth Alford, 14-day-old daughter of Emily Hunt and Joseph Ely Alford, III of Byhalia [Marshall Co.], Mississippi, died on Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women [Memphis, TN]. Graveside services were held on Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery South [Memphis]. Forest Hill Funeral Home South was in charge of arrangements.

            She also leaves behind a sister, Ashley Christine Alford; two brothers, Joseph Ely Alford IV, and Aaron Wayne Hunt, all of Byhalia; her grandparents, Jimmy Hunt and Jean Goad, both of Byhalia, Lisa Sisk of Memphis, and Joseph Ely “Butch” Alford, Jr., and Margaret “Cookie” Alford of Victoria, Mississippi, and her great-grandparents, Helen Sisk and Bubba Sisk, Bobbie Miller, and Sheila and James Goad, all of Byhalia.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her great-grandfather Joseph Ely Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Courtney Elizabeth 2003 MS1, Joseph Ely ???? ?? 2, Joseph Ely ???? ?? 3, Joseph Ely 1908 MS4, William Ely 1870 MS5, Theodore 1839 MS6, John William 1801 GA7.

 

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CURTIS E. ALFORD

Brother of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

Uncle of Nancy Cheryl Bray Elkin, AAFA #0618

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—22 October 2003

 

HOUSTON—Services for Curtis E. Alford, 88, who died Oct. 19, 2003, were held 1:30 pm Oct. 21, 2003, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment was held in Houston Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was retired from Jackson Casket Company. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of First Baptist Church in Houston. He was a member of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association. He loved to hunt and fish and loved the funeral industry and those that he served.

            Survivors include his wife, Margueritte “Marg” Seale Alford of Houston; three daughters, Barbara Ann Ladner and her husband, Jim, both of Madison, Betty Neilson and her husband, Charlie, both of Tupelo, Sue Boyd and her husband, Randy, both of Tupelo; three sons, Curtis “Hub” Alford and his wife, Adele, both of Starkville, Bill Alford and his wife, Connie, of Tallahassee, Fla., Mitch Alford and his wife, Sherry, both of Houston; 16 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Allen of Houston; one brother, J.W. Alford of California; and one great aunt, Bill Purnell of New Albany.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, W.W. And Ollie Berry Alford and three sisters, Ethel Wimberly, Virginia Bray and Olene Lawson.

            Pallbearers were his grandsons.

            Memorials may be made to the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association Scholarship Fund, P O Box 22932, Jackson, MS 39225-22932 or one of the giver’s choice.

 

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Photo from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed & Sue Anderson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Curtis E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Dec 1914, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marguerite Seale Alford; parents, Watty Washington Alford and Elmer Olive Berry Alford; and sister Mary Ethel Alford Wimberley in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother J.W. Alford in California Obituaries; and sister Virginia Alford Bray in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Curtis E. 1914 MS1, Watty Washington 1891 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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CURTIS LARRY ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 3 February 2012

 

Williams and Lord Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ February 2012

 

GREENWOOD—Curtis Larry Alford, age 63, died on Wednesday February 01, 2012 at his Residence. He was born on October 31, 1948 to the Late: Curtis and Winnie Dell (Robertson) Alford, in Greenwood and was a graduate of Greenwood High School and MS Delta Community College in Moorhead. He owned and operated Alford Irrigation in Greenwood before his retirement. He attended the New Hope Christian Church in Carroll County.

            …. Funeral Services will be held Saturday 02/04/2012 2:00 PM at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS…. Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Chris Alford, Wayne Robertson, Stance Bingham, Thomas Bingham, Robert Byers, and Chris Ratliff. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bob Harrell, and Mike Alford.

            He is survived by Wife, Pat Bingham Alford of Greenwood, MS. 1 Son, Curtis Bela Alford of Carrollton, MS. 1 Daughter, Tiffiney Alford Reeves and her husband Tony of Carrollton, MS. 1 Brother, Bobby Jo Alford and his wife Karon of the Gravel Hill community in Carroll County, MS. 3 Grandchild, Meri Brynn Reeves, Makenzie Reeves, and Myles Reeves. 2 Nephews, Mike Alford, Chris Alford.

            Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge. Online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Patricia Bingham Alford; and mother, Winnie Dell Robertson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Curtis Larry 1948 MS1, Curtis Lawrence 1918 MS2, John Everett 1883 MS3, John Walter 1848 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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DAISY DEAN WILLIAMS ALFORD

Grandmother of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 4 September 1964

 

            Mrs. Daisy Williams Alford, 87, of Westhaven Blvd. died Thursday [September 3] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie L. McDonald.

            She was a native of Rankin County but had lived in Jackson for most of her life. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Minnie McDonald of Jackson and Mrs. Vera Sue Haining of Highland, N.C., six sons, Glen C. Alford, Ruben S. Alford and Marion H. Alford, all of Jackson, T.J. Alford of New Orleans, Julius A. Alford of Greenwood, S.C., and G. Keith Alford of Clarksdale; 25 grandchildren. 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday from Baldwin Chapel…. Interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Harvey Warren Alford; and children Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and of her son Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Daisy is buried next to her husband in Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Forest Hill, Hinds Co., MS, but their gravestones are nearly illegible.

 

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DAISY LEONA HALFORD WATTS

 

Riemann Family Funeral Home

Long Beach, Harrison Co., MS—_____ September 2015

 

            Leona Halford Watts, age 91, a resident of Long Beach, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Watts; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Owen Halford; and her siblings.

            Leona is survived by her sons, Gene Watts of Long Beach, MS, and Larry Watts of Jacksonville, FL; her four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Leona was a bookkeeper, homemaker and enjoyed working in her yard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Long Beach, MS.

            A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 21, 2015 in Long Beach City Cemetery at 10 a.m... Riemann Family Funeral Home, 19130 Commission Road, Long Beach, is serving the family.

 

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Photo from Long Beach City Cemetery, Long Beach, Harrison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Maves

 

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

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her as Daisy Leona Halford, youngest of the many children of George Franklin Halford and his second wife, Margaret Frances Nash Halford.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Daisy Leona 1923 MS1, George Franklin 1857 MS2, Owen 1807 SC3, Burrell Moses 1766 SC4, Achillus 1767 NC5, James 1737 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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DALTON WILLIAM ALFORD

Uncle of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 14 August 1981

 

 

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Photo from Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

Dalton’s brother Harold Edgar Alford is buried behind him.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Wanda Jane Schilling Alford; parents, Martin Edgar Alford and Laura Jane McDaniel Alford; and siblings Donnis Alford Lutrick, Dora Dot Alford Howell, Floyd Wesley Alford, Gladys Alford Barnes, Harold Edgar Alford, and Maybelle Alford Schorle in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dalton William 1913 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DAMA RUTH HARTZOG ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 30 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Dama Ruth Alford, 70 homemaker, died from stroke, Silver Creek: [services will be held at] 10 a.m. Wednesday, Silver Creek Methodist Church, Saulters-Moore Funeral Home.

 

In 2007, the funeral home provided the text of an obituary that was published in both The Prentiss Headlight, Prentiss, Jefferson Davis Co., MS, and the Lawrence County Press, Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS:

 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday July 31, 1996, at Silver Creek Methodist Church, for Mrs. Dama Ruth Alford, age 70, of Silver Creek [Lawrence Co.], who died at Lawrence County Hospital in Monticello, July 29.... Pallbearers were: Rick Hartzog, Mike Hartzog, James Earl Hartzog, Victor Thornton, Curtis Thornton and Patrick Jeane.

            Interment followed in the Silver Creek Methodist Church Cemetery with Saulters-Moore Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of Silver Creek Methodist Church.

            She is survived by a son, Timothy Alford of Silver Creek, a grandson, Victor Alford of Silver Creek, a stepdaughter, Nancy Breland of Pearl, a stepson Tommy Alford of Jackson, three sisters, Sarah Garner, of Carson, Bertha Lou Thornton of Jackson and Eva Dale Steen of Star; three brothers, William (Bill) Hartzog of Denham Springs, La., George Hartzog of Silver Creek and Wylie (Snooky) Hartzog of Ridgeland.

 

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Photo from Silver Creek Methodist Cemetery, Silver Creek, Lawrence Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dama R. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 July 1926.

            She was the second wife of Thomas Drayton Alford. She was the daughter of Victor H and Inez Hartzog and was born in Lawrence Co, MS.

 

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DANIEL ROBERT ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Saturday, 25 April 1987

 

POPLARVILLE—Services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Monday at New Welcome Baptist Church for Daniel Alford, 83, of Poplarville, who died April 22, 1987, at Methodist Hospital after a lengthy illness…. Interment will be in the White Sand Community Cemetery in Poplarville.

            Survivors include his wife, Vhelma Alford of Poplarville; four sons, Edward James Alford, Earl Connell Alford and Lonnie Cleo Alford, all of Texas City, Texas, and Ronald Douglas Alford of Miliani Hawaii; six daughters, Bertha Mae Bester, Bobbie Jean Garrett, Lillie Mae Magee, Inna Katherine Allen, and Joycelean Johnson, all of Texas City, Texas, and Royann Hinton of Gulfport; 35 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Roxie JoAnn Dugans of Altendia, Calif.

            A&A Funeral Home of Lumberton is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Dave Monday Cemetery, White Sand, Pearl River Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rickey J. Rawls

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daniel Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Sept 1904 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1987, last residence Poplarville, Pearl River Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Velma Frederick Alford; and son Edward James Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his children Bertha M. Alford Bester, Inner Catherine Alford Allen, Lillie Mae Alford Magee, and Lonnie Cleo Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            He is listed as Robert Daniel Alford in the obituaries of his children Bertha and Lonnie, and as Robert D. in his son Edward’s obituary. His other children’s and his wife’s obituaries do not list him.

            In 1940, Pearl River Co., MS, household #153, Robert Alford, black laborer age 30, is living with his wife Velma 28 and 3 daughters, Bertha Mae 6, Bobby Jean 4, and Ethel Pearl 2. All are black and were b. in MS. Next door are Velma’s parents, Jim and Callie Fredrick.

 

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DAVID CRAWLEY ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—Thursday, 13 February 1997

 

            David Crawley Alford, 77, a Standing Pine farmer and longtime Leake County Supervisor, died Tuesday [February 11] at St. Dominic Hospital.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will follow in the Standing Pine Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford served seven terms as District Five Supervisor, serving as Board President many of those years. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of East Central Community College and was later honored as Alumnus of the Year.

            Survivors include his wife, Maude W. Alford; four daughters, Renodda Dorman, Patricia Cumberland, and Benita Chamblee, all of Carthage, and Martha Alford of Jackson; a brother, Liggie Alford, Carthage; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

In another article:

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—20 February 1997

 

A LEGEND IN HIS TIME

By Mildred T. Dearman, Editor of The Carthaginian

 

            The name of David Crawley Alford will forever be etched in the political history of Leake County. During his 77 years in our midst, he made an impact of honorable leadership that few attain.

            Few knew him as Mr. Alford. He answered to Crawley to most folks, and Mr. Crawley in some cases. He was best known as a member of the Leake County Board of Supervisors, representing District Five on that county governing body for seven consecutive terms. During these 28 years, he served as board president much of the time. He wore the mantle with dignity, honor, and assurance.

            He was held in high regard by those who served on the county board with him, who found him to be a man of his word, a man who made no promises he couldn’t keep, and always put the needs of his people first.

            Crawley Alford was considered by many to be, by far, the wisest public official county government ever had.

            A product of Standing Pine, Crawley grew up on his father’s farm and became a farmer on his own in manhood, raising cattle, poultry, and farm products throughout his life. He attended and graduated from Walnut Grove High School, before enrolling at Mississippi State. The MSU campus was too big for Crawley’s taste. He lasted only a week, before coming home and enrolling at East Central Junior College.

            In later years, he was to receive one of the College’s highest honors in being named Alumnus of the Year

            His college years ended during World War II, when he joined the U. S. Army and saw overseas duty. When the war was won, he returned to Standing Pine and farm life. It was the place he loved best. Without the encouragement of friends to enter politics, he probably would have been content to remain just a farmer.

            But he answered the call to serve his fellow man. Although he shunned the spotlight, he was undoubtedly one of the most outstanding political leaders this county has ever known. His quiet demeanor let you know that he never forgot where he came from nor who he represented.

            Crawley Alford stood tall in responsible leadership to the office he held and to this county. He was a legend in his time. MTD

 

 

Photos from Standing Pine Cemetery, Standing Pine, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

Note from Wayne: “This memorial to Crawley stands at the intersection of MS 487 and Alford Road near Standing Pine.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that D.C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Apr 1919, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother Liggie Calvin Alford in this compilation.

            Notes from Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254:

 

      When Crawley was born, his father, his grandfather, and his Uncle Egbert were all in jail, awaiting trial for murder. During the Christmas holidays of 1918, the three of them got into an altercation with a local Choctaw Indian (there is a Standing Pine Reservation) named Finklea Ben. I have heard conflicting stories about the cause of the altercation—one over gambling, the other because Ben kicked their dog—but they killed him, brutally. I found several articles in The Carthaginian about the trial, but the issues from the time of the crime are lost. The trial records were also lost in a fire in the 1970s. Anyway, Crawley was born while they were waiting trial.

      In the summer term, their lawyers petitioned for severance, which was granted, and the trials were continued to the fall. In the November term, Crawley’s father, John McLurin Alford, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter, and was sentenced to seven years, but his father, David Edward Alford, and his uncle Egbert Alford stood trial and were convicted of murder, and sentenced to life. Egbert had been released from jail before trial, supposedly on account of poor health, and I can’t honestly determine that he ever served any time other than the months pretrial. Uncle John (we refer to him that way because his wife was my wife Pat’s great aunt) was pardoned by the governor in 1921. Dave was pardoned a few month’s later. Pat’s cousin has the original letter pardoning Uncle John.

      I had always assumed that David Crawley was named for his grandfather. Surprise! Uncle John’s lawyer, who got him the reduced charge, shorter sentence, and pardon within two years, was a local barrister, David Crawley!! His descendents still have a firm in Louisville. Interesting enough, throughout 1920, when Uncle John’s notice of petition for pardon appeared in The Carthaginian, David Crawley would have a small ad for his firm next to the petition. Over and over, I found that.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Crawley 19181; John McClurin 1888 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4; Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DAVID KEITH ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 15 January 1995

 

TYLERTOWN—David Keith Alford, 23, of Tylertown, died Jan. 13, 1995, at Walthall General Hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident.

            Visitation is 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Tylertown Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 30, 1971, in Baton Rouge, La. He was the son of Mary Nell Simmons Alford of Tylertown and the late William Kyzar Alford Sr.

            He was a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi and was a member of Tylertown Baptist Church. He was an avid deer hunter and sports fan. He was trainer for the football team at Southwest Mississippi Community College from 1990-92.

            He is survived by his mother; his grandmother, Clara T. Simmons of Magnolia; one brother and sister-in-law, Kyzar and Susan Alford of Brandon; one sister, Kim Alford of Baton Rouge; two nieces, Kasey and Kelli Alford of Brandon; aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Al­ford of Jayess, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hill of Baton Rouge, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Thornhill of Baton Rouge, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Knippers of Tylertown and Norma Delaune of Baton Rouge; cousins, Cletus, Diane, Brad and Christy Alford, all of Tylertown; Gary and Denise Thornhill, Byron and Liz Hill, Craig and Paula Hill and Gina Hedrick, all of Baton Rouge, Jamie and Tanya Alford of Pascagoula, and Amy and John Gould of Dallas.

            Pallbearers will be Eric Morrow, Dewayne Harvey, Jeremy Holmes, Jamie Hobgood, Donnie McCallum, Justin Boyd and Kirk Stinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby McGinnis, Dewight Smith, Rex Pigott, Larry Kinslow and Horace Holmes.

 

In another article:

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 15 January 1995

 

Walthall USM student dies in two-car wreck

 

            A 23-year-old University of Southern Mississippi student died Friday night after a two-car accident near his family’s home in Walthall County.

            David Keith Alford, 427 Harveytown Road, Tylertown, died of head and chest trauma at Walthall County General Hospital following the 7:15 p.m. accident. Walthall County Coroner Ocie Hill said the wreck happened when the driver of a truck apparently ran the stop sign at the intersection of Union Church Road and Harveytown Road.

            The Walthall County Sheriff’s Department could not identify the other driver or provide any information about possible charges filed in the incident when contacted Saturday night.

Services for Alford will be at 2 p.m. today at Tylertown Baptist Church.

 

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Photos from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Stinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David K. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Dec 1971, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, William Kyzar Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Keith 1971 MS1, William Kyzar 1934 MS2, Joseph Hardy 1900 MS3, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS4, Sebastian 1831 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DAVID LEE ALFORD

 

DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 May 1925

 

ALFORD FUNERAL HELD AT CANTON

 

CANTON, May 12—The remains of David L. Alford, who died in a Clarksdale, Miss., sanitarium, yesterday was brought to Canton for burial this afternoon. The funeral service, conducted … was held at the Methodist church at 4 p.m.

            Mr. Alford had been in poor health for a number of years and a few days ago was taken to the sanitarium for treatment. He was 26 years of age and is survived by his mother, Mrs. W.B. Smith, of Wayside, Miss., two sisters, Mrs. L.H. Sells, of Jackson; Mrs. R.C. Hemphill, Weed, Cal., and two brothers. T.W. Alford, Jackson, Miss., and E.B. Alford, Canton, Miss.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Mary Ella Bradford Alford Smith, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Kathryn Bernice Alford Hemphill in New Mexico Obituaries; and Myrtle Mary Alford Sells in Tennessee Obituaries.

            On David Lee Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he says he was born in Fannin, Rankin Co., MS, on 20 Nov 1896. His employer is W.B. Smith, and his nearest relative is Mary Ella Smith, both of Fannin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Lee 1896 MS1, William Floyd 1875 MS2, Cincinnatus 1828 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DE ANGELO ANTOINE ALFORD

 

[He died in OH, but because of his close ties to MS, we are also publishing his obituary here.]

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 29 July 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Services for De Angelo A. Alford will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 20, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in Cincinnati.

            Survivors include his mother, Lucretia Alford of Cincinnati; his father, Joe Brown of Alabama; a sister, Jasmine Brown; brothers, Sha Marcus Alford and Christian Alford, all of Cincinnati; maternal grandmother, Dianne Brown of Meridian and paternal grandparents, Lou Ella Brown and Willie Brown of Meridian.

            He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James D. Brown and Jule Byrd and his great-grandmother, Willie Mae Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his great-grandmother Willie Mae Alford in this compilation.

            From Ohio, Deaths, 1908–1932, 1938–1944, & 1958–2007 (Ancestry): Deangelo Antoine Alford was born 27 Feb 1986. His father’s surname was Brown and his mother’s Alford. He was African-American, had 2 years of college, and was never married.

 

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DEBORAH ANN ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—Saturday, 7 April 2012

 

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            Deborah Ann Alford was born in Bogalusa, LA, on October 24, 1955. She departed this life to be with her eternal Father on Good Friday, April 6, 2012.

            She was preceded in death by her grand-mothers, Annie Alford and Lessie Mae Dunbarof Bogalusa, LA; three uncles, Archie Alford Sr. of Moss Point, MS, Henry Dunbar and Samuel Dunbar of New Orleans, LA; two aunts, Minnie Taylor of Bogalusa, LA and Ollie Mae Silas of Bridgeport, CT.

            She leaves to cherish her memories her parents, Lovell and Jessie Alford of Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Larry Carr Jr. and Marcus Patterson; one daughter, Malika Carr-Keys; eleven grandchildren, Alicia Carr, Destiny Carr, Maliya Keys, Brianna Holloway, Mya Keys, Alijah Keys, Genesis Baxter, Kayla McNabb, Kazmine Booker, Tylar Carr, and Treyvon Carr; six sisters, Leslie Adams of Baltimore, MD, Viola Alford of Gautier, MS, Ethel Willis of NC, Pearlie Alford of Bridgeport, CT, Shelley Alford of NC; Jo-Anna Alford of Bridgeport, CT; three brothers, Lovern Alford of Bridgeport, CT; Leonard (Carmen) Alford of Stratford, CT, Kenneth Alford of Bogalusa, LA; one step-son, Steve Patterson; one step-daughter, Sunshine; two devoted friends, Marie Ferrill of Lucedale, MS, Dorothy Dunning of Gautier, MS; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church members, and friends.

            Funeral Service will be held 11:00am Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Green Pastures Ministries, 4707 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Moss Point. Viewing will begin one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, MS. All arrangements by Unity Funeral Home, Moss Point, MS. www.UNITYFH.net.

 

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Photo from Machpelah Cemetery, Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beverly Carlisle

 

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

            We included the obituary of her aunt Minnie Alford Taylor in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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DEBORAH COOK ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 19 May 2014

 

BRANDON [Rankin Co.]—Deborah Alford, 65, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Visitation is 9 am Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Fannin United Methodist Church with services at 11 am Tuesday at the church….

            Deborah was born October 28, 1948 in Singleton in her grandmother’s home and was 1 of 3 children born to Charles and Nina Cook. She was beautiful inside and out, loved the Lord and was very strong in her faith. Deborah was an active member of Fannin United Methodist Church. She graduated from Carthage High School (Class of 1966), and was also a graduate of MS Delta Jr. College (Class of 1968). Deborah worked as an Administrative Assistant for 45 years retiring in December 2013 in the oil and gas business. She never met a stranger and her favorite pastime was spending time with her grandchildren.

            Survivors include her husband, Bennie Alford of Brandon; daughter, Wendy Varnado (Tanya) of Brandon; son, Jeff Allen (Leslie) of Raymond; step-sons, Stan Alford (Shay) of Brandon and Timothy Alford (Erin) of Pearl; sister, Stephanie Faulkner (David) of Madison; brother, Larry Cook of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Brady Renfro of Raymond, Reed and Sadie Allen of Raymond, Lillyanna and Addison Alford of Brandon.

            The family request memorials to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

            Please view our online guestbook and www.ottandleefuneralhome.com.

 

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

 

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DEBORAH DONITA ALFORD

Daughter of Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford, AAFA #0445

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 9 July 2014

 

            Deborah Donita Alford, 59, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at home. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Parkway Pentecostal Church in Madison with burial following in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl….

            Deborah was born on August 19, 1954, in Baton Rouge, LA, the daughter of the late Rev. Harrell O. Alford and the Rev. Annie Whatley Alford. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Rev. Sidney Alford.

            She is survived by son, Seth L. Jones II, and his wife Nora of Pelahatchie; daughter, Amanda Carol Matthews and husband Charles of Florence; grandson, David A Jones; brothers, Ovead Alford and his wife Charlotte of Sumter, SC; Fred Alford and his wife Liz of Byram; Gary Alford and his wife Cynthia of Bolivar, TN; David Alford and his wife Denise of Galvez, LA; sisters, Gwendolyn Nickens and husband A.J. of Galvez, LA; Marita Phillips and husband Arthur of Thaxton, MS; Rhoda Spence and husband Rev. Alan Spence of Opelousas, LA; Angela May and husband Randy of Wichita, KS; Joyce Neal and husband David of Pelahatchie; Numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 

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Photo from Floral Hills Memory Gardens,Pearl, Rankin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charlotte Smith Muir

Photo posted 7/24/2014

 

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Photo from Floral Hills Memory Gardens,Pearl, Rankin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford and Annie Laverne Whatley Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Sidney M. Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Deborah Donita 1954 LA1, Harrell Ovead 1921 LA2, Fred Harrell 1889 MS3, Abraham 1844 MS4, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)5.

 

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DEBORAH ELAINE ALFORD

 

Smith Funeral Home

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—_____ April 2015

 

No Photo Loaded

 

June 6, 1962 - April 8, 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015 – 11:00 A. M….

 

            …. Deborah Elaine Alford was June 6, 1962 in Marion County to the late Ulis Alford, Sr. and Ardessie Alford…. Deborah was a graduate of West Marion High School and received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Delta State University. She was a certified teacher in the state of MS for twenty-nine years. She was currently employed with the Jackson Public School System.

            …. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Ida Alford, Ollie Pearl Husband and Janice Smith; five brothers, Leroy, Ellis, Ulis Jr, Michael and Jerry Alford.

            …. Deborah leaves to cherish her memories two sisters, Patricia Alford of Hattiesburg, MS and Constance Guy (Mark) of Tylertown, MS; three brothers, Stanley Alford (Maggie) of Foxworth, MS, Larry Alford of Huntsville, AL and Kelvin Alford (Rebecca) of Foxworth, MS; two uncles, Lenzie Ray Alford (Bobbie) of Foxworth, MS and John Alford (Jerri) of New Orleans, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father Ulysses “Ulis” Alford Sr.; and siblings Jerry Lionel Alford, Larry Thaddeus Alford, and Ulis Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Deborah Elaine 1962 MS1, Ulysses 1922 MS2, John 1902 MS3.

 

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DEBORAH HALFORD DILLON

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—17 January 2005

 

            Services for Deborah Halford Dillon of Brookhaven are 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16 at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville with burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Dillon, 45, died Jan. 13, 2005, at King’s Daughters Medical Center. She was born in Adams County on May 14, 1959, to Paul Halford and Lois Rived [sic: Rivet] Rabalais.

            She was a homemaker.

            Preceding her in death were her father, Paul Halford; a sister, Kathy Shaffer; and her grandparents.

            Survivors are her mother, Lois Rabalais; her husband, James Ray Dillon; her sisters, Paula Fillmore of Atmore, Ala., Geri Coleman of Smithdale, and Ava Mcleod of Osyka; her [step]brothers, Rene Rabalais of Baton Rouge, and Wayne Rabalais of Tampa, Fla.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her grandmother Dollie Hill Halford Allen in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Katherine Halford Shaffer in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her parents were Paul Travis Halford and Lois Rivet.

            Many members of Deborah’s family are buried in Providence Cemetery.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Deborah 1959 MS1, Paul Travis 1929 MS2, Robert Lee 1894 MS3, John Henry 1872 MS4, Thomas M. 1838 MS5, James D. about 1813 SC/AL6, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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DELFINA LEON ALFORD

Wife of James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

Delfina and James Alford at the 2011 AAFA Meeting in Missouri

 

Riemann Family Funeral Home

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—_____ October 2013

 

 

            Delfina Leon Alford, age 65, of Biloxi, passed away on October 12, 2013.

            She was a native of Panama and has lived on the coast since 2003.

            Survivors include her husband, Jim Alford, 2 sons, James Alford and his wife Sierra, and Christian Alford, 3 grandchildren, Jared, Madison, and Savannah Grace Alford, 4 brothers, Tito, Cheli, Danny, and Rolando Leon, and other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 6 – 8 pm at the Riemann Family Funeral Home, 274 Beauvoir Rd., Biloxi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 pm Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

            An online guestbook may be signed at www.rieamnnfamily.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delfina L. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 1 Oct 1948, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Hugh Dalton “Dick” Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Ellis ???? MS1, Hugh Dalton 1930 MS2, Ellis Elwell 1904 MS3, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA4, Isaac E. 1848 LA5, John Seaborn 1807 LA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DEWEY EARL “RED” ALFORD

Cousin of Vonceil Alford Strong, AAFA #0343, and Willie Joe “Billy Joe” Alford, AAFA #0325

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Tuesday, 5 May 2009

 

NATCHEZ—Services for Dewey Earl “Red” Alford, 89, of Natchez, who died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 10 a.m. today at Pentecostals of Miss-Lou Church in Ferriday [LA]….

            Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Walthal[l] County, the son of Heschel and Ethel Thornhill Alford.

            He was a member of First United Pentecostal Church. Mr. Alford was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was retired from International Paper Company.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Aileen Alford; one brother, Doyle Alford; and two sons, Roger Alford and Jerry Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Willie Alford and wife, Renee, of Vidalia; one daughter, Sybil Alford of Natchez; four grandchildren, Gena Adcock and husband, Adelbert, of Vicksburg, Justin Alford and wife, Kristi, of Houma, La., Jill Alford of Ashland, Ore., and Stephen Wells of Vidalia; three great-grandchildren, Braxton Adcock, Braylon Adcock and Jack Alford; and his special pet dog, Foo.

            Pallbearers will be Rick Ellis, Adelbert Adcock, David Stephens, Tommy Freeman, Steve Brown, Justin Alford, Stephen Wells and Frank Pennington….

 

 

Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dewey E. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Aileen Frances Boyd Alford; and mother, Ethel Thornhill Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Roger D. Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dewey Earl 1919 MS1, John Heschel 1897 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOLLIE HILL HALFORD ALLEN

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 23 March 1998

 

ROXIE [Franklin Co.]—Dollie Halford Allen, 90, a homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday [March 22] at her home.

            Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Roxie Baptist Church with burial in Providence Baptist. Church Cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Allen was a member of Roxie Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: son, Leon Halford of McComb; daughters, Peggy Thomas and Anne Clayton, both of Natchez, Patricia Barron of Morgan City, La.; sister, Ruth “Tot” Jackson of Clinton; and 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dollie H. Allen (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Jan 1908, last residence Roxie, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Patricia Halford Barron Dickerson; and granddaughter Deborah Halford Dillon in this compilation. We included the obituary of her granddaughter Katherine Halford Shaffer in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her first husband’s HALFORD lineage: Robert Lee 1894 MS1, John Henry 1872 MS2, Thomas M. 1838 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC/AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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DONNIS ALFORD LUTRICK

Aunt of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 18 January 1984

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donnis Lutrick (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 July 1922 and died _____ Feb [sic] 1984, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Martin Edgar Alford and Laura Jane McDaniel Alford; and siblings Dalton William Alford, Dora Dot Alford Howell, Floyd Wesley Alford, Gladys Alford Barnes, Harold Edgar Alford, and Maybelle Alford Schorle in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Donnis 1922 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DORA “DOT” ALFORD HOWELL

Mother of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Monday, 15 July 1996

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dora D. Howell (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 Sept 1919, last residence Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Martin Edgar Alford and Laura Jane McDaniel Alford; and siblings Dalton William Alford, Donnis Alford Lutrick, Floyd Wesley Alford, Gladys Alford Barnes, Harold Edgar Alford, and Maybelle Alford Schorle in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Dora Dot 1919 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DORA ESTELLE CLARK ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—18 March 1971

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Estelle Alford, 74, who died at 12:30 pm, March 16 at the Vardaman Clinic, were conducted at 2 pm, Wednesday from the Houston Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

            She leaves a son, William Alford of Houston; two stepsons, Leslie Alford of Houston and David Alford of Danvers, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marie Sullivan of Birmingham, Ala.; four sisters, Mrs. Husie Walters, Mrs. Zettie Alford and Mrs. Bernice Smith, all of Houston, and Mrs. Florence Henley of Isola, Miss. Three grandchildren and eight step grandchildren also survive.

            She was a native of Thorn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Dec 1896 and died _____ March 1971, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists her parents: Louis R. Clark And Annie Liza Hitchcock.

 

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DORA SIMMONS ALFORD TURNER

 

THE ERA-LEADER

Franklinton, Washington Parish, LA—Wednesday, 27 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Dora Turner, 89, a native of Franklinton and a resident of Liberty [Amite Co.], MS, died on Tuesday, November 19, at the Community Living Center in Liberty.

            She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Peggy Alford and Larry and Phyllis Alford, all of Liberty, a sister, Mrs. George D. Cain of Vicksburg, MS, a brother, Dudley Simmons of Franklinton, four grandchildren, Angie Blanchard of Liberty, Shelly Pourcia of Livonia, LA, Dana Taylor of Baton Rouge, and Dale Alford of Denham Springs, and six great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Louie D. Alford, her second husband, Munson Turner, and three brothers, Othar Simmons of Franklinton, Billy Simmons of Meadville, MS, and Waynard Simmons of Baton Rouge.

            Funeral services were held at the Rabenhorst East Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. Interment was in Resthaven.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris Alfor [sic] Turner (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 Nov 1913.

            See the obituary of her son Jerry Dale Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Louis Dale 1910 LA1, Walter Theodore “Bos” 1871 LA2, Jesse G. 1838 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DORIS DICKEY ALFORD

Mother of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 26 November 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Doris Dickey Alford, who served as organist for First Baptist Church of McComb for about 50 years and for Hartman Funeral Home for about 13 years, died Nov. 25, 1991, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center at the age of 94.

            Mrs. Alford is remembered as a dedicated musician who contributed to many church services, weddings and funerals during her lifetime.

            She begin taking piano lessons when she was 6 years old because her asthma kept her from running and playing with other children. She graduated from McComb High School in 1916 and received a degree from Mississippi University for Women in 1920. She taught high school piano for two years and gave piano lessons in her home for many years.

            Visitation will be from 6–9 tonight at Hartman Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until services in Hartman chapel at 1:30 p.m.... Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Marilyn Brady, who took over as church organist in the early 1970s when Mrs. Alford left the position to care for her ailing husband, called her predecessor a musical influence.

            “She was a dedicated musician,” Mrs. Brady said. “She will be missed. Her influence was great, musically. She was one of a kind.”

            Mrs. Wyatt Hunter, speaking for herself and her husband who was a longtime pastor of First Baptist, said Mrs. Alford was a close friend.

            “She was a dear friend of ours. She served as organist all through his (Dr. Hunter’s) pastorage. We appreciated her so much for the music she contributed to our church. She was so talented and gave of herself so freely,” Mrs. Hunter said.

            Mrs. Alford was born Sept. 11, 1897, in Chatawa. She was the daughter of Louis Zeb Dickey and Carrie Elizabeth Little Dickey.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church of McComb and an honorary member of the Crescite Club.

            She was married to James Burton Alford Sr., who died in 1975. Mr. Alford was founder of McComb Milling Co. and served as president for 40 years.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by one son, James Burton Alford Jr.; one grandson, James Burton Alford III; and one sister, Alice Dickey Reeves.

            She is survived by two sons, Zeb Dickey Alford of Houston, Texas, and Van Henry Alford of Baton Rogue, La.; nine grandchildren, Mrs. Pattie Olivas of El Paso, Texas; Capt. Katie Keaty, USAF, and Ms. Doris “Peggy” Alford, both of Albuquerque; Mrs. Jane Dudley Hart of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Geary (Cathy) Alford of Jackson; Dickey Alford of Covington, La., David Alford of McComb, Mrs. Dean (Tori) Guidry of Lafayette, La., and Mrs. James (Beth) Beskin of Baton Rogue.

            Active pallbearers will be David Alford, Dickey Alford, Geary Alford, Charles Chandler Alford, Jim Beskin and Dean Guidry. Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Fitzhugh, Whip Kennedy, John S. Thompson, Julius Alford, Thomas Austin, Dr. Julian James and Thomas Magruder.

 

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1991) dates of Doris D. Alford (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Burton Alford Sr.; and son James Burton Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Van Henry Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; and her son Zeb Dickey Alford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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DORIS ELAINE “NICKY” ALFORD EDWARDS

 

Photo from Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Friday, 25 February 2011

 

            Doris Elaine Alford Edwards, 86, of Ocean Springs, MS died Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011. Arrangements incomplete with Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Ave., Biloxi. 228-374-5650.

 

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SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Sunday, 27 February 2011

 

            Doris E. “Nicky” Alford Edwards, 86, of Ocean Springs, MS passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011.

            Mrs. Edwards was born and raised in Jackson, MS. She was a graduate of Central High School in Jackson. She married her husband of 33 years, Frank, on July 12, 1946. She went to work for Stuart C. Irby Electrical Supply in Jackson in 1954 until 1969 when she left to travel with Frank who was then working with S.C.I.

            After the passing of Frank in 1979, she went back to work for S.C.I. until she retired in 1985 and then moved to the Gulf Coast/Ocean Springs. In her retirement, she was an avid gardener which was her passion. She also enjoyed bowling, fishing, dancing and music. But Mrs. Edwards’ biggest passion was enjoying nature and all its bountiful gifts.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, W.R. and Marie Alford; husband, C. Frank Edwards; sisters, Marie Alford, Mignon Louise Wiley; brothers, Wiley Richard Alford, Jr., O.T. “Rookie” Alford and Francis Ronnie Alford.

            Mrs. Edwards is survived by her sons, Terry L. Edwards of Ocean Springs and Bobby and his wife, Sandra Edwards also of Ocean Springs; brother, Jimmy Donald (Mary Joyce) Alford of Hollywood, MD; daughter-in-law, Judy Edwards Jennings of Downsville, LA; sisters-in-law, Dottie Dale Hughes of Fairhope, AL and Wilma Neas Loga of Naples, FL; grandchildren, Brandon (Patches) Edwards of Jackson, MS, Leigh (Chris) Harris of Lecanto, FL, Chad (Candace) Edwards of Birmingham, AL and Heather Edwards of Ocean Springs; great-grandchildren, Ela Harris of Lecanto, FL and Emily Edwards of Birmingham, AL and a special niece, Linda Zirkle of Ocean Springs.

            Memorials may be made to: The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, P.O. Box 207, Gulfport, MS 39502.

            A celebration of life will be held from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 28, 2011 at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home.

            A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Lakewood Cemetery in Jackson, MS. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris E. Edwards (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 June 1924, last residence Ocean Springs, Jackson Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wiley Richard Alford Sr. and Marie Josephine Hutchins Alford; and brother Francis Ronnie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Orville Trenton Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Doris Elaine 1924 MS1, Wiley Richard 1899 MS 2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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DORIS FAYE BOYD ALFORD

Mother of Dinah Lynn Alford McPherson, AAFA #1150

 

Hartman-Jones Funeral Home

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ March 2018

 

Doris Faye Boyd Alford

 

            Doris Faye Boyd Alford, 89, was ushered into the presence of her Savior on March 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

            Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 PM until 7 PM at Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb with visitation again Wednesday from 12 Noon until services at 2 PM at Enon Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Enon Cemetery.

            On Mother’s Day, May 13, 1928, Doris was born to Dennis and Lucile Dunaway Boyd. She was the third of their six children and was raised in a loving, Christian home on a farm in the Enon community. Doris always kept her family entertained with childhood stories of washing fruit jars, milking cows, and bringing the mules in from the pasture. After graduation from high school, she enrolled in cosmetology school in McComb and began a career as a hair dresser.

            On December 22, 1945, she married and began her life as a wife and mother, raising three children. Later in life, Doris became a Certified Nursing Assistant and used her love for the Lord and passion for service to others to provide care for many patients through her work with South Mississippi Home Health. After her retirement, she relocated to McComb where she again used her talent for caring for others as a nursing assistant at Aston Court Retirement Community. Doris passionately loved the Lord and was always known by her family and friends as a faith-filled prayer warrior who never wavered in her belief that there is greater power in prayer than in circumstances.

            Doris is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved daughter, Nancy Lucile Alford Breeland; an infant sister; and a four-year-old brother, Devon. She is also preceded in death by her cherished brother, Don M. Boyd.

            She is survived by one daughter, Dinah Lynn Alford McPhearson of Flowood, and one son, Philip Freeman (Paula) Alford of Monticello; five grandchildren, Tracy (Chris) Land of Flowood, Brian (Jamie) McPhearson of Madison, Erin Alford and Caitlin (Lane) Foster, both of McComb, and Aaron Lowery of Monticello; five great-grandchildren, Christopher and Zachary Land, Austin and Ellynn McPhearson, and Weston Foster. Survivors also include two sisters, Sue Boyd Price and Mearl (Welton) Boyd Cothern, sister-in-law, Bobbie Boyd, as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and other special family members and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Jerry Boyd, Mitch Boyd, Terry Boyd, Ronnie Campbell, Danny Dunaway, Terry Dunaway, and Calvin McEwen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bacot, Ronnie Boyd, Tommy Campbell, Devon Cothern, Julius Huhn, Louie Huhn, and Leroy Owens.

            Doris’s family would like to extend a special thank you to her daughter and granddaughter, Dinah and Tracy, for their exceptional care of their mother and grandmother during the final months of her life.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Benjamin Cleveland “Freeman” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DORIS FRANCES ALFORD BALL MATTHEWS

 

NEWTON RECORD

Newton, Newton Co., MS—Wednesday, 27 April 1983

 

            Mrs. Doris Francis [sic] Matthews, 55, of Chunky died April 19 in Rush Hospital, Meridian.

            Mrs. Matthews was born March 7, 1928 in Parkersburg, W. Va., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vinson Alford. She was a draftsman and was a member of First Baptist Church, the B&PW Club and P.W.P.

            Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church April 20 at 2 p.m…. Interment was in Newton Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Webb Funeral Home in charge.

            Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Michele Ball Tanner, Mobile, Al., Mrs. Kimberly Ball Henley, Chunky and Mrs. Carolyn Matthews, McDaniel, Jacksonville, Fl.; one son, Miles L. Ball, Gulf Shores, Ala.; her mother, Mrs. R.V. Alford, Newton; two brothers, James B. Alford, Newton and Robert L. Alford, Parkersburg, W.Va. and one granddaughter.

 

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Photo from Newton County Memorial Gardens, Newton, Newton Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Barnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Vinson Alford and Audry Louisa Hammond Alford; and brother James Basil Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Robert Lamance Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            From West Virginia, Births Index, 1804–1938 (Ancestry): Doris Frances Alford was born in 1928 in Wood Co., WV.

            From West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785–1971 (Ancestry): Doris Frances Alford married Emery Ray Ball in 1946 in Wood Co., WV.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Doris Francis 1928 WV1, Robert Vinson 1893 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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DORIS JEANETTE AMERSON ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—14 January 2004

 

            Mrs. Doris Jeanette Amerson Alford, was born March 14, 1923 in Anniston, Alabama. She died January 13, 2004 at her home in Biloxi. She was preceded in death by her mother, Nema Harper Amerson, father, Jesse Vince Amerson and a brother, Charles Amerson.

            She is survived by her husband, Garland Alford; son, Garland “Butch” Alford, Jr.; son, Charles Alford and his wife, Kathy Alford; daughter, Karen Broussard and her husband, Greg Broussard; son, Vince Alford; daughter, Patricia Mailes and her husband, Norman Mailes; thirteen grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. She was expecting her first great great granddaughter.

            Doris Alford was a registered nurse who retired from Howard Memorial Hospital in Biloxi where she worked in the newborn nursery. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Biloxi and the Golden Age Travel Group. She spent her free time reading, gardening and helping others. In 1995 her neighbors nominated her for the Sun Herald’s Good Neighbor Award. They referred to her as the “Guardian Angel” of Bayly Drive because “She was always there when you need her”.

            Funeral services will be Thursday, January 15, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Biloxi where friends may visit one hour before service time. Burial will follow in Southern Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris A. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

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

 

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DORIS M. DUNAWAY ALFORD

 

THE COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Thursday, 2 September 1993

 

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 in the Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church for Mrs. Doris Alford, 90, of Monticello, who died Saturday, June 1 in Monticello. Interment was in the Darbun Cemetery….

            A native of Marion County, she was a homemaker and a member of Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Cletus Alford; parents, Alvie and Ella Parson Dunaway; daughter, Maxine Tanksley; brothers, Josh, Watts and Wilmer Dunaway and two sisters, Catherine Price and Erlene Greer.

            Survivors include, daughters, Betty Wade (Charles) of Darbun and Patsy Wilson of Monticello; son-in-law, Chester Tanksley of Darbun; sister, Dorothy Spencer (Clarence) of Osyka; brother, Junior Dunaway (Shirley) of Sumrall; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and many other friends and family….

            Colonial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Rowley Cemetery, Darbun, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Apr 1923, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Cletus C. 1922 MS, Wilson B. 1887 MS, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DORIS MAE ALFORD SMITH

 

Doris Mae 'Dottie' Alford

Photo from Rudolph E Flack Jr.’s Flack/Collins family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Saturday, 6 June 2009

 

            Doris Mae Alford Smith, 78, of Tylertown, died June 4, 2009, at her son’s residence. Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Rushing Cemetery with Capps Funeral Home in charge….

            Mrs. Smith was born March 11, 1931, in New Orleans, to Alvin D. Alford Sr. and Willie Mae Brock Alford. She was the former owner and operator of McComb Carpet & Floor Covering.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Amy Lynn Smith, and brother, A.D. Alford Jr.

            Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Hugh M. Smith Jr. of Tylertown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Hugh M. Smith III of Tylertown and Rickie Smith and wife Phyllis of Vicksburg; two daughters and one son-in-law, Angie Smith Foil and husband Dickie of Centreville and Rebecca Smith Stogner of Covington, La.; eight grandchildren, Lisa Foil Bickford and husband Wes, Bo Foil and wife Jackie, Wendy Warren and husband Josh, Tiffany Fortenberry, Jeremy Stogner and wife Crystal, Ashley Burns and husband Timmy, Jordan Smith and Jacob Smith; 10 great-grandchildren, Cody Bickford, Elizabeth Bickford, Sawyer Foil, Slade Foil, Colby Foil, Justin Warren, Brooke Warren, Victoria Fortenberry, Presley Stogner and Mathew Burns; one sister, Linda Lou Alford Flack; two sisters-in-law, Betty Alford and Mary Estess; her sweet, loving caretaker, Mary Jane Holly; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers are Jeremy Stogner, Bo Foil, Jake Smith, Josh Warren and Buddy Smith.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris M. Smith (SS# issued in LA), last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Willie Mae Brock Alford, this compilation We included the obituaries of her father, Alvin Dean Alford Sr.; and brother Alvin Dean Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Doris has two Alford lines: her mother, Willie Mae Brock, was the daughter of Waldo Oliver Brock and Margaret Elizabeth Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her paternal lineage: Doris Mae 1931 LA1, Alvin Dean 1904 MS2, Albert Arthur 1872 MA3, Ira Newton 1847 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

            Her maternal lineage, from her maternal grandmother: Margaret Elizabeth 1880 LA3, Seaborn Lochran 1844 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOROTHEA LOUISE ALFORD KOBER

Sister of Emma Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 11 May 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

BRANDON [Rankin Co.]—Dorothea Louise Kober, 83, a homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday [May 9] at Crossgates Manor Nursing Home

            Mr. Kober was a Holmes County native. She moved to the Flowood area 40 years ago.

            Services are 1 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park South in Jackson....

            Survivors include: brother Edgar Alford of Bossier City, La.; and sister, Emma Gilmer of Memphis, Tn. She also leaves nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

            Pallbearers: Don Wheatley, Jr., James Alford, John Alford, Mark Alford, Kenny Blackwell, and David Husband.

            All members of her family will miss her and her great ability to “express herself.”

 

Photo from Lakewood South Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothea A. Kober (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 June 1912, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Harry Edward and Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; and her siblings Harriette Alford Brandau and Billie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in Washington Obituaries. We included the obituary of her brother Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Dorothea 1912 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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DOROTHY EDITH ALFORD BOSTICK

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 26 August 1984

 

MONTICELLO [Lawrence Co.]—Mrs. Dorothy Alford Bostick died Aug. 17 in Lawrence County Hospital. A memorial service is 3:30 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson.

            A native of Indiana, she attended Central High School, Whitworth College and Millsaps College. She spent most of her career in New York City, where she worked with the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York World, The Central Hanover Bank and Time magazine. After leaving New York City, she and her husband, the late Ben S. Bostick, worked as fund-raising consultants for Beaner Association Inc. of Chicago. They retired to the Arkansas Ozarks near Fayetteville, Ark., until he died in 1970 and she returned to Mississippi.

            She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Ruth A. Gleason of Edwards and Mrs. Frank C. (Marnee Alford) Allen of Monticello; and nieces and nephews.

            Memorials can be made to the Monticello Baptist Church or to the Utica Christian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Bostick (SS# issued in NY) was born 15 Dec 1907, last residence Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her sister Ruth Elizabeth Alford Gleason in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Edith 1907 IN/MS1, Wiley Harris 1867 MS 2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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DOROTHY MAE HOBSON ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Tuesday, 24 May 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Dorothy Mae Alford, 75, of Greenwood, who died of heart failure Monday, May 23, 2005, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was retired from Greenwood Leflore Hospital, where she worked as a nursing assistant for many years. She also worked for a time at Conmar. A native of Marion [Crittenden Co.], Ark., she resided in Greenwood for most of her life.

            She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Margie Cooklett.

            She is survived by her husband, Jeffy Rivers Alford of Greenwood; three stepdaughters, Jolynn Nicholas of Jackson, Randee Acey of Grenada and Christi Carroll of Greenwood; four sisters, Mildred Henderson of Chatera, La., Catherine Ervin of Indianola, Frances Flemming of Isola and Gladys Boyles of Hattiesburg; four brothers, J.D. Hobson of Chattanooga, Tenn., Joseph Barnett of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., James Barnett of Doddsville and Roy Barnett of Brookhaven; and six grandchildren, Matthew Nicholas and Betsy Kate Nicholas, both of Jackson, Andrew Wright, Meg Wright and Sally Acey, all of Grenada, and Ann Rivers Carroll of Greenwood....

            Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be David Nicholas, Scott Acey, Scott Carroll, Mack Alford, Bobby Alford and Joe Alford Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Dexter Deaton and Roy C. Barnett Sr....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Sept 1928, but her death date is listed as 25 May 2005, an apparent error. The birth date on the gravestone says 13 Sept 1929, which is probably correct based on the 1930 census.

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

            Dorothy is on the 1930 census with her parents in Jasper (District 12), Crittenden Co., AR, dwelling #157: Fred Hobson, farmer age 19 b. MS; his wife Blanche 21 b. JS; and daughter Dorothy May 7/12 AR.

 

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DOROTHY MOORE ALFORD

 

[Although Dorothy died in Louisiana, we are including her obituary here because she spent nearly her entire life in Mississippi.]

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 6 April 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Dorothy Moore Alford, 98, died April 4, 2007, in Baton Rouge, LA, where she had been a resident of St. James Place retirement community since 2003. Religious services will be held at Crystal Springs United Methodist Church at 3:30 pm, April 7, with visitation in the parlor 6:30-8:00 pm, April 6, and from 2:30 pm until the service April 7. Interment will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs.

            She was born September 3, 1908, in Mt. Olive, MS, to Rev. John Alexander Moore and Zula Weems Moore. At Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and married Richard Earl Alford of Crystal Springs, MS, the same day. She taught English at Crystal Springs High School for 28 years. On moving to Baton Rouge at 93, she was given a reception where many of her former students gathered; always the English teacher she led the group in saying Chaucer’s Prologue to the Canterbury Tales in Middle English.

            Writing was her lifelong hobby. Her writings appeared in a number of publications and a short story won Honorable Mention in a contest judged by Eudora Welty. From 1971-86 she wrote weekly feature articles for the Crystal Springs Meteor about people, places, and historical events of the area. Many of these were published in the Sunday Clarion-Ledger-Jackson Daily News, and a compilation of selected articles was published in book form, Reflections and Recognitions. This book remains a source for researchers of the area to this day.

            A dedicated member of Crystal Springs Methodist Church, she led and participated in many of its activities. She published a History of Crystal Springs Methodist Church in 1983; she started an adult Sunday School Class in 1935, which grew to 102 members at its peak and officially declared itself the Dorothy Alford Sunday School Class in 1946. Before she moved to Baton Rouge, the mayor of Crystal Springs recognized her many contributions to the community by declaring “Dorothy Alford Day” at a church ceremony and reception. In Baton Rouge she became a member and regular participant at University Methodist Church and started a Sunday School class at St. James Place when she was 93, which she taught until ill health caused her retirement at 96. She also contributed monthly articles to the St. James Assisted Living Newsletter.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Earl Alford, after 59 years of marriage.

            She is survived by her daughter, Carol Moore, and son-in-law, Don, of Baton Rouge; grandson, Kevin Moore, and his wife, Kathleen, of Dallas; granddaughter, Sheryl Curry, and her husband, Bill, of Lafayette, LA; great-grandsons, Paul and Michael Curry, of Lafayette, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends....

 

Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Richard Earl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DORRIS JEAN CAUSEY HALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Saturday, 26 April 2008

 

MEADVILLE [Franklin Co.]—Services for Dorris Jean Causey Halford, 64, of Meadville, who died Friday, April 25, 2008, at Franklin Memorial Hospital, in Meadville, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel.

            Burial will follow at Middleton Creek Church Cemetery under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Halford was born Aug. 18, 1943, in Meadville, the daughter of Claude B. Causey and Lena Cothern Causey. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, one son and one brother.

            Survivors include her husband, James Halford; one daughter, Wanda Parker and husband, Chuck, both of Natchez; one sister, Betty Edwards and husband, Charles, both of Meadville; and her beloved dog, Bo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorris J. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, James W. Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DOSSIE JOY ALFORD

Uncle of Johnney Nolen Alford, AAFA #0239

Cousin of Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 1 October 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

CARTHAGE [Leake Co.]—Dossie Joy Alford, 85, died of congestive heart failure Friday [September 15] at Crossgates Nursing Home in Brandon [Rankin Co.].

            Graveside services were Saturday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            Survivors include; daughter, Carolyn Floyd, Sue Wells and Sandra Yates, all of Jackson; sister, Nealie Fisher of Carthage; brothers, Sam Alford and Rufus Alford, both of Carthage, and R.C. Alford of Madison; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dossie J. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Aug 1910, last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS. His date of death is listed as September 15.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, Royal Chadwick Alford, Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford Adams Fisher; and sisters-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford and Sallie Irene Watkins Alford in this compilation.

            Dossie was the son of Wilburn Whitfield Alford and Virginia Hollingsworth. He married Ruby Coleman on 10 August 1910 in Leake Co. MS.

            A clarification on the names of some of the children listed: “Nealie” was Cornelia; “Sam” was Robert Samuel; and “R.C.” was Royal Chadwick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dossie Joy 1910 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Sunday, 2 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

CLEAR CREEK [Perry Co.]—Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Clear Creek Baptist Church in the Clear Creek community for Douglas F. Alford, 83, of Clear Creek, who died Dec. 31, 2004, at Covington County Hospital.

            Burial will be in Clear Creek Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was an oilfield worker and served in the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Laura Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Nell Chase Alford of Clear Creek; three daughters, Reva Rebecca Digiovanni of Lumberton, Linda Nell Duncan of Clear Creek and Teresa Ann Turnage of Destin, Fla.; two sons, Douglas C. Alford of Clear Creek and Donovan R. Alford of Spring Cottage; two sisters, Reba Whiteman of Lumberton and Dorothy Nell Robbins of Clear Creek; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren....

            Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photo from Clear Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Howard

Douglas’s wife’s half of the gravestone is blank, but the center section says “Married Dec. 31, 1951”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Douglas F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Oct 1921.

            See the obituary of his brother Earl Preston Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930 Douglas, age 8 b. MS, is listed with his parents Floid P., age 35, and Laura E. Alford, and his siblings, including brother Earl, age 4, in Marion Co., MS. Douglas resided in Marion Co. when he enlisted in WW II at Camp Shelby, MS, serial #34420914.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Douglas Fairbanks 1921 MS1, Floyd P. 1894 MS2, Preston H. 1869 MS3, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA4, Julius C. 1798 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DUDLEY H. HALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Wednesday, 5 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

NATCHEZ [Adams Co.]—Services for Dudley Halford, 86, of Natchez, who died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be 11 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel.

            Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Laird Funeral Home....

            Mr. Halford was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Franklin County, the son of the late Willie and Janie Norris Halford.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rhoda Halford; and son, Calvin Halford.

            Survivors include his children, Eugene Halford and wife, Sonyi, of Rosharon, Texas, Faye Woods and husband, William, of Woodville, Bernice Harvey and husband, Coy, Nadine Holton and husband, Delmer, Betty Dawson and husband, Tony, and Melvin Halford, all of Natchez; brother, Weldon Halford of Natchez; sisters, Vivian Joy of Natchez and Cloney Brown of Meadville; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Tonya Dawson, Stacie Cloy, and Sundra Williams.

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Natchez, Adams Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Beach

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dudley H. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his son Melvin Dudley Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Dudley H. 1918 MS1, Willie 1887 MS2, Leander 1857 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC/AL4, James D. 1793 SC5.

 

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DUDLEY WRIGHT ALFORD

 

From The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, 5 September 1943

“Brothers Serve Country: The four sons of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Alford of Florence are in there pitching for their country…. Sgt. Dudley W. Alford, 28, who has been in the army for two years, is training other soldiers in the fire department at Bradley Field, Conn. He was formerly at Keesler Field….”

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 23 February 1982

 

            Dudley Alford, 66, of Terry died Sunday at the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Baldwin, Lee & Barnes Southwest chapel with interment to follow in Terry Cemetery.

            Alford, a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Sue Alford of Terry, a son, John Dudley Alford of Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. Cinthia Lewis of Jackson; a brother, Marvin Alford of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Aldrey Laird and Mrs. Lois Tucker, both of Florence; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Alford retired to Terry in 1961. He was a member of the Florence Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Terry Cemetery, Terry, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dudley Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Apr 1915 and died _____ Feb 1982, last residence Terry, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Sue Matthews Alford; father, Julius Henry Alford; and brothers Julius Plemon Alford and Marvin Bradford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Dudley Wright 1915 MS1, Julius Henry 1880 MS2, John L. 1855 MS3, Julius Caesar 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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EARL PRESTON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 12 February 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1995

 

MAGEE [Simpson Co.]—Earl Preston Alford, 68, a carpenter, died of cancer Friday [February 11] at Magee General Hospital.

            Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Goodwater Baptist Church in Magee with burial in Goodwater Cemetery in Simpson County. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a Marion County native, had lived in Magee for 30 years.

            Survivors include: Daughter, Wanda Jean Warren of Magee; brother, Douglas F. Alford of Columbia; sisters, Reba Whitman of Lumberton and Dorothy Nell Robbin of Columbia; and three grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Goodwater Church Cemetery, Magee, Simpson Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Myrtis Jane Bishop-Craig

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Aug 1925.

            See the obituary of his brother Douglas Fairbanks Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930 Earl, age 4 b. MS, is listed with his parents Floid P., age 35, and Laura E. Alford, and his siblings, including brother Douglas age 8, in Marion Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Earl Preston 1925 MS1, Floyd P. 1894 MS2, Preston H. 1869 MS3, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA4, Julius C. 1798 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EARLINE HARDIN HARVEY ALFORD

 

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

Laurel, Jones Co., MS—_____ November 2013

 

March 29, 1927 - November 15, 2013

 

            Earline H. Alford, 86, of Mount Olive, MS, died Friday, November 15, 2013 at Covington County Hospital in Collins, MS. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm, on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Taylorsville, MS…. Burial will be in Unity United Methodist Church Cemetery in the Center Ridge Community near Taylorsville, MS….

            Mrs. Alford loved writing and growing flowers. She also had a great love for quilting and made many quilts for her family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert E. Lee Hardin and Martha Roberta Landrum Hardin; her husband, Wilbur Alford, Sr.; sisters, Hazel Garner, Irene Middleton and Willie Marocco; brothers, Lee B. Hardin, Bernis Hardin and J.S. Hardin; grandson, Christopher Strickland and great grandsons, Austin Yeager and Oliver House.

            Survivors include daughters, Diann (Bill) Saulters, Mt. Olive, MS, Catherine (Gai) Strickland, Gulfport, MS and Jane (Larry) Dennis, Mt. Olive, MS; sons David (Mary) Harvey, Gulfport, MS, Paul Harvey and Jackie (Roxanne) Harvey, Gulfport, MS; 19 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

            Serving as pallbearers are Billy Saulters, David Austin, Justice Strickland, Bubba Harvey, Mason Carrell and Charles Harvey. Honorary pallbearer is Wayne Carrell….

 

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Photo from Unity Methodist Church Cemetery, Center Ridge, Smith Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Johnnie Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earline H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 March 1927, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wilbur C. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EARNESTINE ALFORD STONE

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 16 February 2007

 

            Funeral services for Earnestine Alford Stone, 90, of Greenwood, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Stone died of heart failure Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Golden Age Nursing Home.  She was a homemaker and a sitter for the elderly. A native of Carroll County, she resided in the area all of her life. She had been a resident of Golden Age Nursing Home for the past 25 years. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Carroll County, and also attended Abundant Life Pentecostal Church of God.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Stone; one grandson, Billy Wayne Hodges; two brothers; and two sisters.

            She is survived by two daughters, Annice Stone Dunn and her husband, Edward, of Tupelo, and Betty Ann Hodges and her husband, Howard, of Greenwood; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            …. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Hodges, James Hodges, Roy Hodges, Zack Hodges, C.J. Hodges, Malcolm Wiltshire and Alvin Wiltshire. Honorary pallbearers will be Diggs Alford and the Blue Wing staff at Golden Age Nursing Home….

 

Photo from New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sally Bennett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernestine Stone (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 Sept 1916.

            See the obituary of her sister Ida Bell Alford Wiltshire in this compilation. It includes additional genealogical notes.

            Earnestine is the daughter of William Cothern Alford and Annie _____.

            On William’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 39, a farmer living in Sidon, Leflore Co., MS. He says he was b. 31 July 1879, names Mrs. Annie Alford as his nearest relative, and signs his name with his mark. His name is written as William Cathens Alford on the signature line and William Carthens on the name line, but both middle names are difficult to read. His employer is E.L. Pentecost, the same person who is his next door neighbor in Carroll Co. in 1920.

            William is 10 months old, born July, on the 1880 census (June 21) in Carroll Co., MS, but his gravestone shows his birth year as 1878.

            Earnestine is listed with her widowed father on the 1930 census in Beat 3 (District 5), Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #325: William C. Alford, farmer age 50, widowed; and his children: Floyd 16, and Earnestine 12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920 they are in Hemmingway (District 31) Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #121: William C. Alford, farmer age 40; his wife Annie 34; and children: Doly [son] 14, Ella 12, Lela 9, Floyd 5, and Earnest [incorrectly listed as male son], 2. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1910 they are in Beat 3 (District 31), Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #30: Carson Alford, farmer age 30, m. 5 years; his wife Annie 24, 2 children, 2 living; son Jodia [very hard to read] 5; and daughter Ella J. 1-6/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            Annie Alford (1887–1929) and William C. Alford (1878–1949) are buried in New Shiloh Cemetery in Carroll Co., MS. Their son Floyd Diggs Alford (14 Feb 1914–25 July 1982) is buried in Coila Cemetery in Carroll Co. Their son William Daty Alford (19 Sept 1905–27 Sept 1975) is buried in Mount Olive Cemetery in Carroll Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Earnestine’s lineage: Earnestine 1916 MS1, William Cothern 1879 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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EARNESTINE “EARNIE” LEWIS ARD-ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 24 July 2016

 

Earnestine Ard-Alford

 

            Earnestine Lewis Ard-Alford, 62, of McComb, died July 15, 2016, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Visitation is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at Narrow Gateway Holiness Church in McComb until services there at 11…. Burial will be in Bertha Memorial Cemetery. Cook’s Enterprise Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Ard-Alford was born Sept. 28, 1953, in McComb, the daughter of the J.W. Lewis Sr. and Easter Carr-Lewis. She was a 1971 graduate of McComb High School. She later obtained her cosmetology and CNA licenses. She retired as a CNA after becoming ill.

            She was preceded in death by three brothers, J.W. Lewis Jr. (Lou), Michael Henry Lewis and Donald Jerry Lewis; and her first husband Jerry Ard.

            She leaves to cherish her memories her husband Tarus Eli Alford, aka Benjamin Boddie; two sons, Derrick (Dashieré) Lewis of Magnolia, and LaJerreck Lewis of McComb; one daughter, Sanquenetta Lewis-Bullock of McComb; four sisters, Ella Ruth (Craig) Lowery of Colorado Springs, Colo., and KeShelia Lewis, Shirley Lewis and Mary Burks of McComb; two brothers, Sylvester (Gloria) Lewis of Springfield, Mass., and William (LaConya) Thomas Lewis of Olivia, Minn.; her grandchildren, JaMarius Lewis, Savanna Lewis, Rachel Lewis, Al’Lecia Lewis, Gabrielle Eubanks, Joshua Eubanks and Chrislyn Conerly; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church members and friends.

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 19 July 2016

 

            Earnestine “Earnie” Alford, 62, of McComb, died July 15, 2016, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Cook’s Enterprise Funeral Home in McComb.

 

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

            In March 2019, a Find A Grave photographer reported that a permanent gravestone has not been place yet. There is only the temporary funeral marker.

 

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EARSEL KATHERINE ALFORD LUKE BENDER

AAFA #0260

Sister of Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

Earsel, about 1986

 

Earsel, about 1966

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 June 2011

 

            Earsel Alford Luke Bender, 88, passed away June 13, 2011, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland, Mississippi. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 15, from 12:00-2:00pm at McClain-Hays Funeral Home, Philadelphia, Mississippi, with services to be held at 2:00pm in the Chapel. Interment will follow at Sandtown United Methodist Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Mississippi. A Celebration of her Life will be held afterwards for family and friends at the home of Dezmon and Marie Alford….

            Earsel was a member of the Grace Chapel Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Madison, Mississippi.

            The loving daughter of William “Lace” Alford and Myrtle Copeland Alford, Earsel Katherine Alford was born May 19, 1923, in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and raised in the Bond Community. She was the fifth of nine children.

            She was married to Felton Ray Luke, on December 19, 1942, a member of the Army Air Corps. During his tour in the European Theater during WWII, Felton was shot down over the French Alps. He was rescued and nursed back to health by the French Underground, then smuggled to Spain for ultimate return to England and the U.S. During his wartime service, Earsel lived with Felton’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Luke of the Coy Community in Kemper County, Mississippi.

            Upon his return after WWII, Earsel began her life as a military wife. Two daughters, Rahye Carol and Reitha Gayle, were born to this union. Air Force life involved extensive travel and relocations including Montgomery, Alabama; Syracuse and Newburg, New York; Belleville, Illinois; Rapid City, South Dakota; Panama Canal Zone; Bermuda; Fort Worth, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Felton died in 1964 following a lengthy illness.

            Earsel married Donald L Bender, another Air Force officer, on March 3, 1967. Don, too, was widowed and they both were very fortunate to find each other. In their 44 years together they lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for 20 years followed by moves to Meridian, Mississippi; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Madison, Mississippi. They enjoyed traveling, bowling, cooking, gardening, camping and card games. Don has worked incessantly on the Alford and Luke genealogy and created an extensive database for family lines. He visited Earsel daily in her sickness, caring for her with all his heart.

            As a mother, Earsel was thoughtful, kind and loving; her daughters loved her dearly and feel blessed to have had her in their lives. She will be missed so very much for she was always there to give advice and support as nobody other than a “Mom” can do. Earsel loved nothing more than family gatherings and on occasion when she would have everyone together in one place, memories were to be made. Whether all embarked on a camping trip in their RV to the nearby Jemez Mountains, trips cross country, visiting relatives, enjoying the holidays, or cooking a feast, she was a shining light to all who knew her and the memories she created will always be treasured.

            Earsel was active in Officer’s Wives Clubs, served as a Grey Lady, modeled, worked tirelessly in the Albuquerque Newcomer’s Club and was a member of the Women’s Professional Bowlers Association for many years. She will always be remembered for her sense of fashion and her elegant style.

            Survivors include her husband Donald L Bender of Madison, Mississippi, daughters Rahye Carol Luke of Venice, Florida; Reitha Gayle Luke Parkin (David) of Fort Worth, Texas; Linda Kay Bender Boldt (Charlie) of Urbandale, Iowa; sisters, Evelyn Alford McCardle, Gulfport, Mississippi; brothers Tom Alford (Hildred) and Dezmon (Marie) of Philadelphia, Mississippi. Grandchildren include Angela Carol Puckett Bennett (Scott), Alpharetta, Georgia; Kristy Parkin Byers (Steve), Kelsie Katherine Parkin, Buford, Georgia; and Tony Boldt (Dawn), Omaha, Nebraska. Great-grandchildren include Nicholas and Parker Bennett, Alpharetta, Georgia; and Payton and Kylie Boldt, Omaha, Nebraska; and a host of dearly loved nieces and nephews.

            Earsel was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Hubard, Howard and Austin Alford, and sisters Inez Alford Ferguson and Ellie Ree Alford Seale.

            The family would like to recognize the staff at Siena 1, St. Catherine’s Village of Madison, Mississippi, for their years of loving care for Earsel. Memorials in her memory may be made to the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, 196 Charmant Place, Suite 4, Ridgeland, MS 39157, or to a charity of your choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of Earsel K. Bender (SS# issued in MS) but list her birth date as 11 May 1923, last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS. Her husband, Don Bender, obtained her birth certificate, which says 11 May 1923. However, they always celebrated her birthday on May 19!

            See the obituaries of her father, William Lace Alford; and siblings Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Henry Howard Alford, Hubard Hamilton Alford, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, and Thomas Benjamin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Earsel Katherine 1923 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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EDDIE PENNINGTON ALFORD

Grandfather of Lauren Withers Olson, AAFA #1475

 

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Photo from his granddaughter Lauren Withers Olson

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 April 1978

 

            Funeral services for Eddie Pennington Alford, 74, a resident of Pulaski formerly of Forest were held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 10, 1978 at the Carr Methodist Church…. Burial was in the church cemetery with Bradford Funeral Home of Forest in charge of the arrangements.

            Alford, a carpenter and a member of the Carr Methodist Church was survived by his wife, Mrs. Nettie Mae Alford, Pulaski; one daughter, Mrs. John T. Withers, Gulfport; three sons, Eddie W. Alford, Dearborn, Mich.; William R. Alford, Athens, Ga.; Dewight E. Alford, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. George Miles, Morton; Mrs. Sidney Crecus, Canton; three brothers, Ben Alford, Lenaie City, Tenn.; Major Alford, Burns; Horace Alford, Morton; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Carr Methodist Church Cemetery, Smith Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 March 1904, last residence Pulaski, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Mamie Clayton Weems Alford; second wife, Nettie Mae Phillips Morehead Alford; daughter Bettye Lou Alford Withers; and his siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son William Robert Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eddie Pennington 1904 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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EDDIE V. ARNOLD HALFORD MYERS

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—26 February 2000

 

            Services for Eddie V. Myers, 72, of Meadville, who died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, will be at 3 p.m. today at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel.

            Burial will be at Midway Cemetery in Meadville under the direction of Franklin Funeral Home.

            Visitation is until service time today at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Myers was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Franklin County, the son [sic daughter] of Ernest Arnold and Pernil [sic Pernie] Freeman Arnold.

            She was a homemaker and her church affiliation was with Oak Grove Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Myers was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

            Survivors include two daughters, Elaine Glidden of Natchez and Barbara Bienvenu of Brandon; two sons, Glen Halford of Pearl and Jimmy Halford of Natchez; four stepchildren, Mike, Kenny Myra and Susie; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Thornton of Meadville and Earnestine Cater of Natchez; three brothers, Roger Arnold of Smithdale, Rodney Arnold of Meadville and B.J. Arnold of Knoxville.

            Pallbearers will be Michael Halford, Joshua Halford, Marc Halford, Carroll Cater, Richard Pickett and Tony Raspberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Thornton and Allea Arnold.

 

Photo from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Riley Halford; and her daughter Elaine Halford Rouse Glidden in this compilation.

 

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EDGAR GRIFFIN ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0452

Son of Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., AAFA #0423

 

Edgar Griffin

Edgar Griffin Alford and his wife, Carolyn Kitchens Alford

Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Ridgeland, MS

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 16 February 2009

 

            Edgar Griffin Alford, Jr., 61, died Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

            A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2009, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.

            Grif was born on June 12, 1947, in Jackson, and he was the son of Edgar Griffin Alford, Sr. and Doris Baldwin Alford. He graduated from Murrah High School in 1965 where he was a member of the high school band and played bass in the local rock band, The Viscounts. Grif continued his education at Mississippi State University earning his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1970. While at Mississippi State, Grif was a member of the Famous Maroon Band, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and numerous electrical engineering honorary societies. After graduation, he accepted a position with Mississippi Power and Light (Entergy) in the Distribution Engineering Design Division where he planned, designed and operated electrical distribution systems. Grif also coordinated design for electrical service to residential, commercial and industrial customers. While working in the Distribution Division, Grif also served his country as a member of Mississippi Army National Guard. As a 1st Lt, he served as the Executive Officer of Co D, 467th Engineering Division and was responsible for monthly training and annual active deployments for the 100 man reserve unit. In 1992 Grif transferred to the IT Field Services Division of Entergy. As a member of IT Services, Grif preformed installs, moves and changes of Dell workstations, laptops, desktops and servers. Grif was a certified Dell technician and a Certified Network Engineer. In 2003 Grif retired from Entergy, and his love of computers led him to begin his own business, My IT Guy. For three years, he troubleshot computer issues and educated businesses and individuals in the use of computers. Grif was active in the Lions Club International, serving as the Jackson Central Lions Club president from 1999-2000 and serving as the Sports Chairman and Director of the MS Lion’s Youth Conference for boys.

            Grif was an active communicant of the Episcopal Church for thirty-five years, the last sixteen at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church where he was a former Vestry member and a member of the choir. Grif loved singing in the choir and playing the guitar. He would often play the guitar at numerous Cursillos, where he served on many staffs, and at Camp Bratton-Green. He currently was learning to play the mandolin.

            Grif was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed bicycling, hiking, geocaching and spent many happy times on the reservoir on his sailboat. He enjoyed playing tennis and woodworking and was very proud of the three rocking chairs he made with Greg Harkins.

            Grif loved spending time with his family and taking his grandson, who was the light of his life, to the park. He will be remembered by his family as a loving husband, a devoted father and beloved grandfather and a cherished son, brother and friend.

            Survivors include his wife of thirty-five years, Carolyn Kitchens Alford of Madison; daughters, Sarah Alford Ballard (Nate) of Jackson and Leahbeth Alford Turpin (Buddy) of Jackson; grandson, Whit Alford Turpin; mother, Doris Baldwin Alford of Jackson; brothers, David Baldwin Alford (Deborah) of Brandon and Andrew Stephen Alford of Florence; sister, Claudia Alford Stribling (Jay) of Jackson; mother-in-law, Carolyn Kitchens of Vicksburg; brother-in-law, Allen Kitchens (Linda) of Vicksburg; sister-in-law, Cheryl Kitchens Aull (Joe) of Asheville, NC; brother-in-law, Don Kitchens (Kristi) of Germantown, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 5400 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 39211 or to Camp Bratton-Green, C/O Gray Center, 1530 Way Road, Canton, MS 39046.

 

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MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—Thursday, 19 February 2009

 

            Edgar Griffin Alford, Jr., 61, of Madison, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland is assisting with arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born on June 12, 1947, in Jackson, the son of Edgar Griffin Alford, Sr. and Doris Baldwin Alford. He graduated from Murrah High School in 1965 where he was a member of the high school band and played bass in the local rock band, The Viscounts. He continued his education at Mississippi State University earning his B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1970. While at Mississippi State, he was a member of the Famous Maroon Band, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and numerous electrical engineering honorary societies. After graduation, he accepted a position with Mississippi Power and Light (Entergy) in the Distribution Engineering Design Division where he planned, designed and operated electrical distribution systems. Mr. Alford also coordinated design for electrical service to residential, commercial and industrial customers. While working in the Distribution Division, Mr. Alford also served his country as a member of Mississippi Army National Guard. As a 1st Lt, He served as the Executive Officer of Co D, 467th Engineering Division and was responsible for monthly training and annual active deployments for the 100 man reserve unit. In 1992 he transferred to the IT Field Services Division of Entergy where he preformed installs, moves and changes of Dell workstations, laptops, desktops and servers. Mr. Alford was a certified Dell technician and a Certified Network Engineer. In 2003 he retired from Entergy, and began his own business, My IT Guy. He was active in the Lions Club International, serving as the Jackson Central Lions Club president from 1999-2000 and serving as the Sports Chairman and Director of the MS Lion’s Youth Conference for boys.

            Mr. Alford was an active communicant of the Episcopal Church for 35 years, the last 16 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church where he was a former Vestry member and a member of the choir. He would often play the guitar at numerous Cursillos, where he served on many staffs, and at Camp Bratton-Green. His hobbies included bicycling, hiking, geocaching, sailboating, tennis and woodworking.

            Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Carolyn Kitchens Alford of Madison; daughters, Sarah Alford Ballard of Jackson and Leahbeth Alford Turpin of Jackson; one grandson; mother, Doris Baldwin Alford of Jackson; brothers, David Baldwin Alford of Brandon and Andrew Stephen Alford of Florence; sister, Claudia Alford Stribling of Jackson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 5400 Old Canton Rd., Jackson, MS 39211 or to Camp Bratton-Green, C/O Gray Center, 1530 Way Rd., Canton, MS 39046.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edgar G. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his father, Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            He attended the 1991 AAFA meeting in Jackson, MS, with his father, Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., AAFA #0423.

            Wedding article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 30 December 1973

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edgar Griffin 1947 MS1, Edgar Griffin 1920 MS2, Leonidas Marcelus 1878 MS3, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA4, Julius C. 1798 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EDGAR GRIFFIN ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0423

Father of Edgar Griffin Alford Jr., AAFA #0452

Brother of Leonidas Marcelus “Lee” Alford, Jr., AAFA #0466

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 3 March 2002

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

 

            E. Griffin Alford, Sr., 81, of Jackson, died February 27, 2002, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday from Broadmoor Baptist Church. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park with full military honors. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Ridgeland, MS. & 1 p.m. Monday at the church.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Rosedale, was a long time resident of Jackson. He graduated from The University of Mississippi where he earned his degree in accounting. While at Ole Miss, Mr. Alford was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha social Fraternity and was a member of the ROTC. After graduation he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Mr. Alford was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Quartermaster Corps, in the European Theater, where he received the Bronze Star & the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 bronze stars. He served 30 years in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he was the commander of the 40th Ordinance Group headquartered in Jackson. Mr. Alford retired from service achieving the rank of Colonel.

            Mr. Alford was a retired Certified Public Accountant, practicing for over 56 years. He was the Sole Proprietor of E. Griffin Alford, CPA. Mr. Alford was very active in the community & various professional organizations. He served as President of the Mississippi Society of CPA’s, the Mississippi Estate planning Council, the Reserve Officers Association, the Retired Officers Association, the Jackson Chapter of the Military Order of World Wars, the American Legion Post 110 and the Jackson Chapter of the National Association of Accountants. Mr. Alford had been a member of the Jackson Central Lion’s Club since 1959 and served as the Secretary/Treasurer for 29 years. Mr. Alford traveled with the All State Lion’s Band to Seoul, Korea. He was active in the YMCA, the Sons of the American Revolution, and was a member of the First Families of Mississippi. He was a long time member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, where he was active in the Sunday School program. Mr. Alford enjoyed playing tennis on Saturday morning at Parham Bridges with his family & friends.

            Survivors include: his wife: Doris Alford of Jackson, MS.; his sons: E. Griffin Alford, Jr. [AAFA #452], of Madison, MS., David Baldwin Alford of Brandon, MS., Andrew Stephen Alford of Florence, MS., daughter, Claudia Alford Stribling of Jackson, MS.; 5 granddaughters....

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar G. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 May 1920, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his son Edgar Griffin Alford Jr.; and his brother Leonidas Marcelus Alford in this compilation.

            Griff attended the 1991 meeting in Jackson, MS, and following that provided us with some family group records on some of his immediate families.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edgar Griffin 1920 MS1, Leonidas Marcelus 1878 MS2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDITH LAURA ALFORD CRISCOE

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 16 March 1996

 

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edith A. Criscoe was born 2 Nov 1914 (SS# issued in GA) was born , last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Barney Pipkin Alford and Ruby Brent Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edith Laura 1914 MS1, Barney Pipkin 1875 MS2, Needham Edwin 1845 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EDNA ALFORD KENNEDY

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 2 March 1999

 

            Edna Alford Kennedy, 91, of McComb, died March 1, 1999, at her residence. Visitation is noon-l:30 p.m. Wednesday at Catchings Funeral Home. Graveside services follow at 2 p.m. in Hollywood Cemetery….

            Mrs. Kennedy was born Sept. 2, 1907, in Amite County. She was the daughter of Pascal E. Alford and Fannie McDaniel Alford. She was a retired registered nurse for the Walthall County Health Department. She was an Army civilian nurse in World War II and the Korean War. Mrs. Kennedy also worked at local nursing homes and was a member of First Baptist Church of McComb.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sherrod Q. Kennedy; two brothers, Ellis Alford and Pete Alford; and two sisters, Beulah Varnado and Lorena Gordon.

            Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, John D. Kennedy and wife Viki of Bancroft, Maine; one granddaughter and her husband, Kathleen and Kenny Welch of McComb; two great-grandchildren, Bon David Welch and Karea Welch, both of McComb; and one sister, Mildred Prestridge of Magnolia.

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna A. Kennedy (SS# issued in VA) was born 12 Aug 1907 [different than gravestone and obituary], last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Pascal Elwell Alford and Frances E. “Fannie” McDaniel Alford; and siblings Beulah Alford Varnado, Ellis Elwell Alford, and Lorena Alford Gordon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edna 1907 MS1, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA2, Isaac E. 1848 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDNA EUNICE ALFORD BRETT

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—1 November 1961

 

            Funeral services were held for Mrs. Eunice Alford Brett, 70, Sunday, October 29, at 3:30 from the Morton Methodist Church…. Interment in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Brett passed away in the Scott County Hospital Saturday morning [October 28] from a short illness. She was a retired bookkeeper for the Scott County Hospital and a member of the Primitive Baptist Chuch.

            She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Miles of Pulaski and Mrs. Sidney Crews of Canton; five brothers, P.B. and Horace Alford of Morton, Major Alford, Burns, Ben Alford, Lenoir City, Tenn., and Penn Alford, Greenville, South Carolina.

            Pallbearers: P.B. Alford, Jr., Glenn Allen Miles, Jack Miles, Sidney Mack Crews, Billy Miles, Jessie Sherrod, Sharp Banks, Jr., and Harold Green.

 

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Photo from Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kira Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Eddie Pennington Alford, Luther William Alford, Major Henry Alford, Maudine Florence Alford Miles, Margel Mize Alford, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Paul Brittain Alford Sr., and Samuel Horace “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            Edna Eunice Alford was born 29 August 1891 to William Allen Alford and Sallie Paul.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Edna Eunice 1891 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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EDNA ODEAN HALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Sunday, 10 June 2012

 

            Odean Halford, 63, Foxworth, MS, died 06-09-2012. Arrangements: Hathorn Funeral Home, Columbia.

 

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THE COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 June 2012

 

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2012 in the Hathorn Funeral Home for Ms. Odean Halford, 63, of Foxworth, who died Saturday, June 9 in Hattiesburg. Interment will be in the Lott Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 14 at Hathorn Funeral Home. Hathorn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Lott Memorial Cemetery, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur

Photo posted 28 July 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna O. Halford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 Dec 1948, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father, Marshall B. Halford, in this compilation.

 

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EDWARD F. ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—23 May 1940

 

            Final rites for Mr. E.F. (Ed) Alford, died Thursday of last week, were held Friday afternoon, and interment was made in Pleasant Hill cemetery. He had been in poor health for many months. Deceased was about 60 years of age. He was born in this county and spent his entire life here, the major portion in beat five, engaged in farming.

            He is survived by his wife, one son, “Bud”, and one daughter, Mrs. Charlie Massey.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Martha Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford (including large family group photo); and siblings Susie Ealy Alford Weir, Nellie Ann Alford Sanders Langston, and Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford Quick in this compilation.

            Edward F. Alford was born 23 Feb 1877, and died 16 May 1940. He married Laura Hollingsworth on 22 Dec 1897 in Leake Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edward F 1877 AL1, Columbus Washington 1850 GA2, James Floyd 1817 GA3, Zaddock 1787 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDWARD JAMES ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Thursday, 28 September 2000

 

POPLARVILLE [Pearl River Co.]—Mr. Edward James Alford, 60, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000, in Hattiesburg.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Poplarville and was retired from Gulf Coast Water Authority after 20 years of service. He was a member of New Welcome Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert D. and Velma Frederick Alford; and a sister, Lillie Mae Magee.

            Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Silas Alford of Poplarville; four sons, Stanley Sheperd of Dallas, Edward O. Alford of Foxworth, Ritchie Alford of Dilley, Texas, and Matthew Alford of Hattiesburg; two daughters, Rita Alford Knight of Texas City, Texas, and Teasha Alford of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Earl C. Alford of LaMarque, Texas, Lonnie C. Alford of Texas City, and Douglas Alford of Virginia; five sisters, Bertha Bester of Poplarville, Bobbie Garrett, Roy Ann Hinton and Joyce Johnson, all of LaMarque, Iner Catherine Allen of Texas City; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at New Welcome Baptist Church. A service will be at noon Saturday at the church with burial in Whitesand Community Cemetery in Poplarville. Baylous Funeral Home in Picayune [Pearl River Co.] is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Dave Monday Cemetery, White Sand, Pearl River Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rickey J. Rawls

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward J. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Apr 1940, last residence Purvis, Lamar Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Robert Alford and Velma Frederick Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Bertha Mae Alford Bester, Inner Catherine Alford Allen, Lillie Mae Alford Magee, and Lonnie Cleo Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            His lineage: Edward James 1940 MS1, Daniel Robert 1903/1904 MS2.

 

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EDYCE GENEVA STEWART ALFORD

Grandmother of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508, and James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 8 September 1992

 

            Edyce Stewart Alford, 85, a resident of Osyka, died Sept. 5, 1992, in her residence. Services were 11 a.m. today at Terry’s Creek Baptist…. Burial was in the church cemetery, Catchings Funeral Home of McComb was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 10, 1906, in Amite County. She was the daughter of Albert Stewart and Amanda Easley Stewart. She was a housewife, a member of Terry’s Creek Baptist Church and Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Osyka.

            She is survived by her husband, Ellis E. Alford of Osyka; two sons, Hugh Alford of Osyka and Howard Alford of McComb; four brothers, Dr. Edsel F. Stewart of McComb, William Stewart of Pearl, Claudis Stewart of Gillsburg and Quentin R. Stewart of Magnolia; four sisters, Mrs. W.R. (Yvonne) Fergerson of Monroe, La., Mrs. Alvin (Evelyn) Blue of Baton Rouge, La., Mrs. Milton (Elizabeth) Prescott and Evy Jo Barkley, both of Magnolia; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edyce S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Osyka, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ellis Elwell Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Howard Ellis Alford and Hugh Dalton “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

 

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EFFIE ALFORD VAUGHN

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 5 February 1997

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Vaughn, 99, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 1997, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest, MS…. Interment was made in Homewood Methodist Church Cemetery in Scott County, MS.

            Mrs. Vaughn passed away on Saturday, February 1, 1997, at Neshoba General Hospital in Philadelphia, MS. A resident of Philadelphia for two years, Mrs. Vaughn had lived most of her life in Forest, MS. She was the oldest living member of Homewood Methodist Church. She had been a member for 83 years and was an active member until 1994.

            Survivors include a son, Tommy Vaughn, Greensboro, NC; three daughters, Mary Rossi, Desert Hot Springs, CA, Jewel Emmons, Philadelphia, MS, Virginia Stone, Los Angeles, CA; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Vaughn, Greensboro, NC, son-in-law, Donald Stone, Los Angeles, CA, Peter J. Rossi, Desert Hot Springs, CA; and thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild.

            Pallbearers were Mark Vaughn, Chase Vaughn, Nordon Ueltschey, Pete Herron, Mike Alford, and Thurman Weems.

            Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Forest was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and siblings Arie Hilton Alford, James Edgar Alford, Lilla Chronelia Alford Barnes, Lod Samuel Alford, and Robert Vinson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Arthur Daniel Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Effie 1897 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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EFFIE MODENA ALFORD BALL SMITH

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Thursday, 16 December 1993

 

COLUMBIA—Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Colonial Funeral Home in Columbia for Effie Ball Smith, 92, of Columbia, who died Dec. 14, 1993, at Myrtles Health Care Facility in Columbia…. Interment will be in the Columbia Cemetery.

            Mrs. Smith was recently recognized as Marion County’s oldest teacher. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia, a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the local Garden Club, the Mississippi Education Association and the National Education Association.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hollis Warren Ball and Errol Smith.

            Survivors include her sons, Richard Warren Ball of Columbia and David Alford Ball of Batesville; one brother, Claude A. Alford Sr. of Progress; five grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren….

 

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Photo from Columbia City Cemetery, Columbia, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawanna Barnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Effie B. Smith (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Feb 1901, last residence Columbia, Marion Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jeptha Josephus “Dock” Alford and Olevia Luminda Fortenberry Alford; and siblings Claude Anding Alford, Luther Alvin Alford, and Yarborough S. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Delis Collier Alford Sr. in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Effie Modena 1901 MS1, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELAINE HALFORD ROUSE GLIDDEN

 

Photo from her memorial at Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Posted by Darla Mays

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Wednesday, 25 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

MEADVILLE [Franklin Co.]—Services for Elaine Halford Rouse, 55, of Bude, who died on Monday, June 23, 2003, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson was held on June 25, 2003, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Midway Cemetery in Meadville.

            Ms. Rouse was born on October 5, 1947, in Lincoln, the daughter of Riley Halford and Eddie V. Arnold Myers. She was a homemaker and a Catholic.

            Survivors include two sons, Jackie Lynn Rouse of Hammond, Louisiana, and William Thomas Anthony Rouse of Meadville; two daughters, Tyanna Michelle Rouse Rasberry of Bude and Erin Elizabeth Rouse Hopkins of North Fork, Virginia; two brothers, Glen Halford of Jackson and Jimmy Halford of Natchez; one sister, Barbara Halford Bienvenue of Jackson; and four grandchildren.

 

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Source unknown—from FindAGrave.com

MS—_____June 2003

 

            Elaine Halford Rouse (Glidden) is Matron, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Ainee, Nana and Friend.

            She was born October 5, 1947 in Brookhaven, MS, daughter of the late Riley Halford and Eddie V. Arnold Myers. She was preceded in death by her parents.

            She spent her life in sacrifice, an ever-present nurturer to those she knew and loved. An avid children’s rights advocate, she championed the causes of children who weren’t able to exercise their rights to speak for themselves in given situations.

            Her body was laid to rest in Midway Cemetery in Meadville, MS. Her spirit, however, still carries on through her family and those whose lives she touched.

 

Photo from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elaine H. Glidden (SS# issued in MS), last residence was Bude, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Riley Halford and Eddie V. Arnold Halford Myers, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Elaine 1947 MS1, Riley 1923 MS2, James William 1889 MS3, James William 1867 MS4, John E. 1847 AL5, James D. about 1813 SC/AL6, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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ELBERT ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

Father of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

Grandfather of Joanna Lynn “JoLynn” Alford Henderson Lear Long, AAFA #0718

Grandfather of Claudette Alford Taylor, AAFA #0800

Great-Grandfather of Elbert Robert Alford III, AAFA #0796

 

[Although he died in North Carolina, we are also including his obituary here because he spent most of his life in Mississippi.]

 

Photo from his granddaughter JoLynn Alford Longused with permission

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—_____ March 1941

 

            Elbert R. Alford, 43, died in Veterans’ Hospital at Oteen, North Carolina at 12:00 Thursday afternoon, March 13th, after a long illness. His body was shipped to Shaw [Bolivar Co.], Mississippi for burial.

            Mr. Alford was born in Leakesville, Greene County, Mississippi. He enlisted in Company B, Headquarters Battalion GH1 in April, 1917 and sailed for France the following June. He was promoted to rank of Sergeant while overseas and served as chauffeur to the late Brigadier General Leroy Etinge, Major Reed Kilpatrick and General John J. Pershing. He returned to the U.S. in January, 1918 and immediately after his discharge accepted a postion with King’s Garage in Shaw, Mississippi. In 1929 he accepted a position as City Engineer, which position he held until his health forced him to enter the Veterans’ Hospital in Carolina about a year ago. He was a member of the Glen Crosby Post of the American Legion in Cleveland, Mississippi.

            On December 21, 1919 he married Annie Willard Wiggins of Shaw. To this union were born 5 children: Elbert, Jr., John Wiggins, Claude Hines, Frances Willard and Mary Alice. Other relatives include his mother, Mrs. Frances Alford, brothers Everett and Rufus, and a sister, Mrs. Robert Churchwell, all of Leakesville, Mississippi.

 

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DAILY CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 18 March 1941

 

WAR VETERAN IS INTERRED

 

SHAW, March 17—Elbert R. (Slim) Alford, 42, driver for General John J. Pershing during the World War, died at the veterans’ hospital at Oteen. N.C., Thursday after a long illness.

            Mr. Shaw [sic: Alford] was born at Leakesville, and enlisted in Company B, headquarters battalion. G.H.I., in April of 1917, and went to France the following June. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as chauffeur for the late Brigadier General Leroy Eltings, Major Reed Kilpatrick as well as General Pershing. He returned to the U.S. in 1918. He served as engineer of the town of Shaw.

            Funeral services were held at Shaw.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Willard Wiggins Alford; and mother, Frances Virginia Reed Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his children Claude Hines Alford Sr. and Frances Willard Alford Franklin in Missouri Obituaries; his son John Wiggins Alford in California Obituaries; and his son Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            Elbert was born June 26, 1897 in Rounsaville, Greene Co., MS. He married Annie Willard Wiggins Dec. 21, 1919 in Shaw, Bolivar Co., MS. He was the son of Ephraim D. Alford and Frances V. Reed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Elbert Robert 1897 MS1, Ephraim D. 1829 SC2, Peachman 1795 VA3.

 

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ELDORA JENNY NOBLIN ALFORD

Grandmother of Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Dees, AAFA #0457, and Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128

Grandaunt of Cecil Wylie Alford, AAFA #0012

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 24 August 1951

 

            Mrs. Eldora Alford, 85, died at her home five miles south of Jackson on Terry Road Thursday afternoon [August 23] after six day illness.

            She was born in Scott county and has made her home in Jackson for the past 35 years. She is the widow of the late W.J. Alford. She was a member of the First Christian church, Jackson.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Archie McGowan, Jackson; five sons. J.H., R.C, W.R., N.B, and W.S. Alford, all of Jackson; 51 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held from her home at Red Hill south of Jackson at 3 p.m. Friday…. Interment will be in Cedarlawn cemetery with Taylor funeral home in charge of arangements.

            Her grandsons will be pallbearers. They are Richard McGowan, R.C. Alford, Jr., James Alford, Richard Alford, Jr., N.B. Alford, Jr., and Arthur Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Warren Jefferson Alford Jr.; and children James Hugh Alford Sr., Lula Maude Alford McGowan, Nathan Bell Alford Sr., Robert Cleveland Alford Sr., and Wiley Richard Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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ELEEN PAYNE ALFORD EVANS

 

Photo from Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home

 

Eleen Alford Evans

Lake Caroline, MS

Born: June 7, 1923

Died: July 31, 2010

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 1 August 2010

 

            Eleen Alford Evans, 87, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 AM Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl…. Interment will follow in the Florence City Cemetery.

            Eleen was a retired nurse who loved her family, her friends, and her church. She was an active member of the Mary Bozeman Sunday School class and the Young at Heart at Marvin United Methodist Church in Florence.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Marvin Bradford Alford; stepson, Bob Evans; 3 brothers and 6 sisters.

            She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Evans, Jr.; daughter, Dianne (Steve) Roberts; stepsons, David (Pam) Evans and Dwyte (Sandra) Evans; brother, Sam (Alice) Payne; sisters, Frances (Douglas) Ward and Jimmie Irving; grandchildren, Dr. Brad (Kelly) Roberts and Stephanie (Chris) Brown; two great grandchildren, Mallory and McCain Roberts; and numerous nieces and nephews….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eleen A. Evans (SS# issued in MS), last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

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

            Her memorial at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home includes about 50 uncaptioned family photos.

 

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ELGIE ALFORD STANDROD

 

Williams and Lord Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ November 2015

 

            Services for Elgie Alford Standrod will be held Thursday December 03, 2015 2:00 PM at Graveside at New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            Mrs. Standrod, age 97 died on Saturday November 28, 2015 at Golden Age Nursing Home of heart failure.

            She was born on April 27, 1918 in Carroll County, MS to the late James Smith Alford and Freddie Randall Alford and lived in the Greenwood area for all of her life. She retired from Baldwin Piano after fifteen years of service.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, James Floyd Standrod, her parents James Smith and Freddie Randall Alford, brothers, Verbon Alford, Herman Alford, Talmage Alford, Noah Alford, Noel Alford, S.J. Alford, Afton Alford, Ocie Alford, Laurie Alford and Reed Alford, two sisters and Norma Alford and Agnes Alford, and one grandchild.

            She is survived by two sons, James Standrod Sr of Coila and Jerry Standrod of Brookhaven, grandchildren, Cheryl Lindsey, James K. “Bubba” Standrod Jr, Jerry Christopher Gregory, Cindy Lynn Gregory, Rudy Allen Standrod, Michael Standrod, thirteen Great Grand Children and one Great Great Grandchild. A host of nieces and nephews….

            Pallbearers will be Bubba Standrod, Johnny Lindsey, Rudy Standrod, Lake Lindsey, Jacob Lindsey, and Mason Standrod.

            Williams & Lord Funeral Home is in charge….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Elgie 1918 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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ELISE “BETTY” HOVIS ALFORD

Aunt of Oliver Sims Alford III, AAFA #0145

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Sunday, 12 September 1976

 

ROLLING FORK [Sharkey Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Elise Hovis Alford, 56, of Rolling Fork will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Rolling Fork Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in the Greenfield Cemetery at Glen Allan … with Boone-Wells Funeral Home of Greenville in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, wife of C.E. Alford Jr. of Rolling Fork, died Friday at the Sharkey Issaquena County Hospital after an illness.

            A native of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Alford graduated from St. Mary’s Episcopal School in that city and the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Nashville, Tenn. She ttended Johns-Hoopkins University in Baltimore, Md. She married Mr. Alford in 1948 and moved to Rolling Fork, where she was a public school music instructor for 20 years and also gave private tutoring. Mrs. Alford also served as organist at the Rolling Fork Presbyterian Church, where she was a member.

            In addition to her husband, Mrs. Alford leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jame R. Miller of Vicksburg; a son, C.E. Alford III of Alexandria, La.; her mother, Mrs. Elise Aydelott Hovis of Memphis; a brother, Robert C. Hovis Jr. of St. Louis, Mo.; and two grandchildren….

 

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Photo from Greenfield Cemetery, Glen Allan, Washington Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Coleman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Cincinnatus Eudoxus “Cinc” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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ELIZA JANE ALFORD MCDANIEL

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 28 May 1954

 

 

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Photo from Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kerry Keller

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Pascal Elwell Alford in this compilation.

            The sister-in-law named in the obituary is Frances E. “Fannie” Mcdaniel Alford, whose obituary is in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Eliza Jane 1871 LA1, Isaac E. 1848 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD WILLIAMS

AAFA #0040

Half-sister of Pearl Nix Alford Allbritton, AAFA #0450

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 12 January 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Elizabeth Alford Williams, 75, of Greenville, died Jan. 10, 1993, after a lengthy illness.

            Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Mortimer Funeral Home of Greenville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 26, 1917, in Inverness. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Julius Whitford Alford and Ivy Belle Edington Terry Alford.

            She was a retired registered nurse and nursing instructor at Mississippi Delta Community College. She had been a resident of Greenville for over 70 years, having been educated in the Greenville Public schools and at Mississippi Delta Community College.

            She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Anglican Province of Christ the King.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Littleton Williams, a native of McComb.

            She is survived by one son, Murray L. Williams Jr. of New Orleans; one grandson, Murray L. Williams III of Natchez; one sister, Pearl Nix Alford Albritton of Hazlehurst; and several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Elizabeth A. Williams (SS# issued in MS), but her birth date is listed as 25 December 1917, which is the birth date she provided AAFA.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ivy Belle Edington Terry Alford; and half-sister Pearl Nix Alford Allbritton in this compilation.

            Elizabeth said her full name is Nancy Elizabeth Alford, but apparently she never used Nancy. Nancy Elizabeth Erwin was the name of her mother’s mother.

            She was the daughter of Julius Whitford Alford and his second wife, Ivy Belle Edington Terry Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth 1917 MS1, Julius Whitford 1868 MS2, James Thomas 1840 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELIZABETH PEARL “BEBE” CHADWICK HALFORD

 

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Saturday, 30 August 2014

 

Elizabeth Halford

 

            Elizabeth “Bebe” Chadwick Halford, 88 of Madison, MS, died Friday, August 29, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Monday, September 1, 2014 at Forest United Methodist Church in Forest , MS. Burial will be in the Eastern Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Forest, MS is in charge of arrangements….

            Mrs. Halford loved her children and grandchildren. She loved music and had two organs and two pianos in her home and many other musical instruments. She enjoyed entertaining and special preparations for her Sunday School Class.

            She enjoyed assigning nicknames to everyone and called her late husband W.T. by his last name, “Halford”. W.T. was a P.O.W. in World War II.

            She was preceded in death by her parents: A.B. Chadwick and Mary Elizabeth Claughton Chadwick, one brother: Sonny Chadwick, and two sisters, Tweency Gaddis and Dot Jarrell.

            Survivors Include: Two Sons: William T. Halford(Jan), Madison, MS, and Jim Halford (Collette); Four daughters: Barbara Louviere (Carl), Forest, MS, Bitsey Buegel, Ridgeland, MS, Chad Hill (Bill) Columbus, MS, Frances Hellen (Bruce), Woodinville, WA, Twelve grandchildren: Mark Coates, Elizabeth Richardson, Nathan Halford, Carolyn Halford, Michael Buegel, Jonathan Buegel, Wes Hill, Jarrod Hill, Dustin Rhodes, James Halford, Melissa Hellen, and Valerie Hellen and seven great-grandchildren, Miriam Coates, Bailey Buegel, Kaiden Buegel, Sophia Buegel, Emerson Hill, Turner Hill, and Jackson Rhodes.

            Pallbearers: Michael Buegel, Jonathan Buegel, Wes Hill, Jarrod Hill, Nathan Halford, James Halford, and Mark Coates.

            In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, Inc., 450 Towne Center Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

 

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DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Sunday, 31 August 2014

 

FOREST—Funeral services for Elizabeth (Bebe) Chadwick Halford, 88, of Forest, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Forest United Methodist Church. She died Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. Burial will be at Eastern Cemetery, Forest, under the direction of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Forest.

            Halford was married for 54 years to the late W.T. Halford. She was an active member of Forest United Methodist Church and enjoyed serving in various ministries through the years. Her love of music, especially playing the piano and organ, are a large part of her legacy.

            She is survived by six children, Barbara Louviere and her husband, Carl, of Forest, Tom Halford and his wife, Jan, of Madison, Bitsey Buegel, of Ridgeland, Chad Hill and husband, Bill, of Columbus, Jim Halford and his wife, Collette, of Mandeville, La., Frances Hellen and her husband, Bruce, of Woodinville, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Ministries, Inc, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, William Thomas “W.T.” Halford Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ELIZABETH LOUELLA ALFORD FRANKS

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—5 January 1956

 

            Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Louella Franks, 82, widow of the late William F. Franks who died in 1946, were conducted at the Elzey Methodist Church Wed. afternoon at 2:30 with the Rev. Mr. Lombardt, pastor of the Church of God at Thorn, officiating. Burial was in the Elzey Cemetery with Houston Funeral Home in charge.

            Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased.

            Mrs. Franks died at 3:40 am on Tuesday, at the home of her son, T.J. Franks, of Houston, Star Route.

            She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Elland McGee of Thorn and Mrs. Elvis Dodson of Vardaman; two sons, Thomas J. and Edd, both of whom reside on Houston, Star Route; two sisters, Mrs. W.W. Naron of Thorn and Mrs. Frank Langley of West Point; two brothers, Noah C. Alford and Widd Alford, both of Houston; 22 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Noah Calloway Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth Louella 1874 AL1, George Washington 1840 GA2, James Richard 1821 GA3, Jeptha 1797 NC4, Goodrich 1750 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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ELIZABETH ROSS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 1 March 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Elizabeth Ross Alford, 82, died Tuesday, February 27, 2007, in Greenwood [Leflore Co.]. (Williams & Lord, 662-453-4541).

 

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GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 1 March 2007

 

            Funeral services for Elizabeth Ross Alford, 82, of Coila, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died of a stroke Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

            She was a homemaker, a former teacher at Midway School and was the owner and manager of a grocery store. A native of Carroll County, she resided there for most of her life.

She was a graduate of Vaiden High School and Holmes Junior College. She was an avid gardener and a member of New Hope Christian Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, J.E. “Newt” Alford; a son, Kenneth A. Alford; her parents, Garrison and Katie Bailey Ross; and a sister, Wilma Hobgood.

            She is survived by three sons, Wayne Alford and his wife, Nancy, of Greenwood, Pat Alford and his wife, Brenda, of Irmo, S.C., and Mike Alford and his wife, Jennifer, of Coila; four sisters, Josie Minchew of Vaiden, Katherine Wilcher of Carthage, Bonnie Arends of Tampa, Fla., and Sarah Parker of Clinton; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            …. Burial will be in New Hope Christian Church Cemetery in Carroll County.

            Pallbearers will be Marc Alford, Todd Alford, Wayne Blaylock, Hodges Jennings, Chris Holly, Chip Hodges and Chris Meyer. Dr. Walter Moses will serve as an honorary pallbearer….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Sept 1924, last residence Coila, Carroll Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Everett “Newt” Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

 

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ELLA REBECCA QUIN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—6 June 1906

 

MCCOMB CITY, Miss., June 5—Mrs Ella Quin Alford, one of the twin daughters of Dr. O.B. Quin died this morning at 10 o’clock. Mrs. Alford was 22 years of age.

            One year ago on the 7th of this month she was married to J.E. Alford, a prominent druggist of this city.

            Besides her husband she leaves an infant daughter 1 month old.

            The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence of Dr. Quin.

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jacob Elias Alford; and daughter, Ella Quin Alford Mixon, in this compilation.

 

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ELLA QUIN ALFORD MIXON

Mother of Marian Alford Mixon Houk, AAFA #0043

Half-sister of Jacob Egloff Alford, AAFA #0016, Julius “Pooley” Alford, AAFA #0013, and John Warren Alford, AAFA #0194

 

Source unknown, but probably:

ENTERPRISE–JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ February 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1991

 

            Mrs. Ella Quin Alford Mixon, 84, died February 7, 1991 at her residence, 1505 Vermont St. in McComb. Born April 13, 1906 in McComb, she was the daughter of Ella Rebecca Quin and Jacob E. Alford. Her husband, William Elwood Mixon, preceded her in death.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning from Hartman Funeral Home.... Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Mixon was educated in the McComb City School System and graduated from Mississippi University for Women.

            She lived in the New York area for a period of 41 years, and served as a teacher in the Fanwood-Scotch Plains, New Jesery School System for 18 years. She achieved the rank of Master Teacher, and was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Educators Association.

            She was a member of the New Jersey Retired Educators Association, the Order of First Families of Mississippi, Daughters of The American Revolution and Centenary Methodist Church of McComb.

            After retirement, she and her husband moved to Jackson in 1971 where they resided until returning to McComb in 1981.

            She is survived by a daughter, Marian Alford Mixon Houk of Falls Church, VA, a daughter-in-law, Colleen Mixon Morgan of Boston, four half-brothers, Jacob E. Alford of Metairie, LA, Louis and Julius “Pooley” Alford of McComb, John Warren Alford of Pass Christian. She is also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Two of the grandchildren are the children of Mrs. Mixon’s son, the late William Alan Mixon.

            The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Centenary Methodist Church of McComb.

 

 

 

Photos from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ella Q. Mixon (SS# issued in NJ). Her date of death is listed as February 1991.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jacob Elias Alford and Ella Rebecca Quin Alford; and half-brothers James Louis Alford, John Warren Alford (AAFA #0194), and Julius Mosby Alford (AAFA #0013) in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-brother Jacob Egloff Alford (AAFA #0016) in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ella Quin 1906 MS1, Jacob Elias 1880 MS2, James Thomas 1840 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELLIE REE ALFORD SEALE

Sister of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—Thursday, 25 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

Photo from Earsel Bender

 

            Services for Ellie Ree Seale were held Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004 at 11 a.m. from Sandtown United Methodist Church…. Burial was in Sandtown Cemetery under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Seale, 82, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004 in the Neshoba County General Hospital.

            She was born in Wister, Okla. and moved to Neshoba County early in life where she made her home. She was a member of Sandtown United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Harmon Seale of Philadelphia; three daughters, Wanda Watkins of Bruce, Phyllis Raybould of Somerset, Ky. and Debbie Bryant of Hattiesburg; two sons, Randy Jay Seale and Mark Seale, both of Philadelphia; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters Earsel Bender of Las Vegas, Nev. and Evelyn McCardle of Gulfport; and four brothers, Hubbard Alford and Tom Alford, both of Philadelphia, Dezmon Alford of Madison and Austin Alford of Mobile, Ala.

            Pallbearers were Dale Alford, Jerry Alford, Larry Myers, Rex Copeland, Mark Nicholson, Tam Jayroe, Mike Allen and Dwight Akins.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellie R. Seale (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 March 1921.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Lace Alford; and siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Henry Howard Alford, Hubard Hamilton Alford, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, and Thomas Benjamin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            Ellie had a heart attack at the funeral viewing of her sister Susan Inez and died that day.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Ellie Ree 1921 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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ELLIS ELWELL ALFORD

Grandfather of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508, and James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 7 July 1996

 

            Ellis E. Alford, 92, of Osyka, died July 5, 1996, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center [McComb]. Visitation will be today from 8-11 a.m. at Catchings Funeral Home and from 1-2 p.m. services at Terry’s Creek Baptist Church…. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born July 1, 1904, in Amite County. He was the son of Pascal Elwell Alford and Frances McDaniel Alford. He was a retired self-employed timber constructor. He was also a Shriner, Mason and a member of Terry’s Creek Baptist.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edyce Stewart Alford; one son, Pascal E. “Pete” Alford; and two sisters, Lorena Gordon and Beulah Varnador.

            He was survived by two sons, Hugh D. “Dick” Alford of Osyka and Howard Alford of McComb; two sisters, Edna Kennedy of McComb and Mildred Prestridge of Magnolia; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Terry Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ellis E. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Osyka, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edyce Geneva Stewart Alford; sons Howard Ellis Alford and Hugh Dalton “Dick” Alford; parents, Pascal Elwell Alford and Frances E. “Fannie” McDaniel Alford; and siblings Beulah Alford Varnado, Edna Alford Kennedy, Lorena Alford Gordon, and Mildred Alford Prestridge in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Ellis Elwell 1904 MS1, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA2, Isaac E. 1848 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELLIS RAY ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 9 February 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Ellis Alford, 76, died Feb. 7, 1986, in Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Services are 2:30 p.m. today at McClain [sic: McLain] Chapel Church with burial in the church cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Greene County and had moved to Neshoba County early in life. He was a member of McClain Chapel Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maxine Alford; daughter, Mrs. Sandra McKinney of Pearl; sons, James Alford and George Alford, both of Pearl, and Henry Alford of Morton; stepdaughters, Mrs. Diane Crawford and Mrs. Doris Eakes, both of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Sheila Eakes of Meridian; stepsons, Harold Eakes and Ivea Eakes, both of Philadelphia, and Randolph Eakes and Charles Eakes, both of Meridian; sisters, Mrs. Martha Beach and Mrs. Allie Vess, both of Leakesville, Mrs. Myrtle Hopkins and Mrs. Mabis Crocker, both of Mobile, Ala., and Mrs. Pearline McDonald of La Pine, Ore.; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from McLain Chapel Cemetery, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Milton Jenkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1986) dates of Ellis Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his sons George Daniel Alford and James Nelson Alford in this compilation.

            Also buried in McLain Chapel Cemetery is an infant son, Ellis Ray Alford Jr., and his first wife, Pearl Eakes Alford.

            On the 1920 census in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS, we find 3 Alford families in adjacent dwellings, one which includes Ellis, age 10,

 

Dwelling #231:

John H. Alford         head      53      AL AL AL

Nancy J.                   wife       49      MS MS MS

Sadie   dau               15 MS AL MS

Sallie   dau               13 MS AL MS

Thomas J.                 son         10      MS AL MS

Rosetta                     dau          7      MS AL MS

 

Dwelling #232:

James M. Alford      head      19      MS AL MS

May E. wife              18 MS MS MS

 

Dwelling #233:

John L. Alford         head      29      MS AL MS

Julia     wife              27 MS MS AL

Ellis     son               10 MS MS MS

Martha J.                  dau          8      MS MS MS

Melvin son                6 MS MS MS

Vardanau                 son  4-1/12      MS MS MS

John H.                     son  1-6/12      MS MS MS

 

            J.L. Alford married Julia Miller 17 May 1908 in Greene Co.

            On Johnie L. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 26, living in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS, with a wife and 4 children. He was born 19 Sept 1890 in Mohoba, Greene Co., MS.

            In 1900, Leakesville, Greene Co., dwelling #90, John Alford, age 9 b. Dec 1890, is listed as the son of J.H. and Nancy Alford. J.H. is age 32, b. Apr 1868 in AL, where both of his parents were born. Next door is he family of George Alford, age 30 b. Apr 1870, AL. Both J.H. and George say their parents were both born in AL.

            John Alford married Nancy Churchwell 26 April 1888 in Greene Co., MS.

            AAFA believes that John H. Alford is the son of S.E. Alford and Elizabeth Alford. This family is listed on the 1880 census in Beaver Meadow, Mobile Co., AL, dwelling #91:

 

S.E. Alford        head            52      SC SC SC          widowed

Lizze   dau         20  AL SC AL      single

Francis dau         16  AL SC AL

John     son          14  AL SC AL

George son          10  AL SC AL

Walter son          9    AL SC AL

Jullius  son          7    AL SC AL

Lilly     gr-dau     9/12 AL SC AL     b. Feb

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Ellis Ray 1909 MS1, John Lee 1890 MS2, John H. 1868 AL3, S.E. 1828 SC4, Peachman 1795 VA5.

 

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ELMER OLIVE BERRY ALFORD

Mother of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

Grandmother of Nancy Cheryl Bray Elkin, AAFA #0618

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ July 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

HOUSTON [Chickasaw Co.]—Mrs. Olive Berry Alford, 74, wife of Watt W. Alford, died yesterday at Houston Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Houston Funeral Home. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery with Houston Funeral Home in charge.

            She also leaves two sons, Curtis Alford of Houston, and J.W. Alford of North Ridge, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Wimberley of West Point, Mrs. Olene Lawson of Columbus, Mrs. Geraldine Allen of Houston and Mrs. Virginia Bray of Carrollton, KY.: and two sisters, Mrs. Bill Pernell of Oxford and Mrs. Leonard Herrington of New Albany.

 

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Photos from Houston Cemetery, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Pam & Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Watty Washington Alford; and children Curtis E. Alford and Mary Ethel Alford Wimberley in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son J.W. Alford in California Obituaries; and her daughter Virginia Alford Bray in Florida Obituaries.

            Virginia provided AAFA with her mother’s full name, and her obituary names her mother Elmer Olive Berry Alford. However, she apparently did not use Elmer.

            Olive was born 10 June 1895 in Chickasaw Co. and died 20 July 1968. She and Watty Washington Alford were married in Chickasaw Co. on 27 Nov 1910.

 

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ELNORA A. “PLUMP” ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Friday, 4 January 2013

 

CARY [Sharkey Co.]—Funeral arrangements for Elnora “Plump” A. Alford, 94, of Cary, are pending at Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork. She died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Heritage Manor, Rolling Fork.

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DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Thursday, 3 January 2013

 

ROLLING FORK [Sharkey Co.]—Funeral services for Elnora Alford, 94, of Rolling Fork, will be at noon Saturday at Mount Zion M.B. Church, Cary. She died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Rolling Fork. Burial will be at Cary Community Cemetery, under the direction of Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home, Rolling Fork.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elnora Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Nov 1918, last residence not listed.

            Cary Community Cemetery traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ELRY “SHINE” HALFORD

 

Wilcox Funeral Home

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—_____ January 2015

 

            Elry “Shine” Halford, 90, a retired business owner, died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at MS Veteran’s Home in Kosciusko.

            Services were 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Wilcox Chapel…. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Halford was a native of Leake County and a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II for which he received a purple heart.

            Survivors include: his wife, Filipinas Halford of Carthage; daughters, Dianne Taylor of Hattiesburg, Donna Adkinson of Brandon, and Tabitha Batton of Brandon; sister, Mary Lois Kilpatrick of Kentucky; 2 grandchildren.

 

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

            On the 1930 census in Leake Co., MS, Elry Halford, age 6 b. MS, is listed with his father, Tom Halford, and his sisters Lois 14 and Christine 11.

            His HALFORD lineage: Elry 1924 MS, Thomas Lee 1890 MS2, George Franklin 1857 MS3, Owen 1807 SC4, Burrell Moses 1766 SC5, Achillus 1767 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ELZIE EFFIE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, LA—_____ February 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Elizie [sic] Effie Alford of Biloxi [Harrison Co.], Miss., died on Friday, February 21, at Gulfport Memorial Hospital. He was 74 years of age, a native of Folsom [St. Tammany Parish, LA] and a resident of Biloxi. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with interment in Mocking Bird Hill Cemetery in Folsom. Brown McGehee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            He was the husband of Marie Waters Alford; the brother of Ray Alford Sr. of Covington, Winnie Stafford of Covington, Gertrude Sandifer of Hammond, Peggy Taylor of Covington and Lucille Martinez of Baton Rouge.

            He was retired from the U.S. Army.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Franks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that ELZIE Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 Nov 1911, last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co. MS.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Winnie Alford Stafford and Ray Alford Sr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            In 1930 Elsey Alford is in Police Jury Ward 2 (District 4), St. Tammany Parish, LA, dwelling #183: Quinn Alford, age 42 MS, age 22 at first marriage; his wife Dee 34 LA, age 13 at first marriage; and children, all b. LA: Elsey 18 (male), Gertie 17, Walter 14, Winnie 12, Linnie 8, and Rafael 2.

            On Quinn Walter Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 30, a self-employed farmer living in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA. He was born 2 Dec 1886 in Pike Co., MS, and is married with 3 children.

            In 1910 Quinn Alford, age 23 b. LA, is a single boarder living with the Alexander Blackwell family in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish. In 1930 Quinn is living next door to this family. They have a daughter, Eva, who fits the age for Quinn’s wife Dee.

            Elzie’s lineage: Elzie Effie 1911 LA1, Quinn Walter 1886 MS2.

 

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EMANUEL ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Friday, 29 April 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

 

            Mr. Emanuel Alford, 73, was called to rest on Saturday, April 23, 2005, in Biloxi. He was born March 1, 1932, in Vinegar Bend, AL. He was a resident of Biloxi.

            Mr. Alford retired from Litton Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Alford; mother, Hattie Alford Davis; two sisters, Virginia Holloway and Ethel Mae Gill; and a brother-in-law, Harvey Gill.

            He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Shirley Alford of Gulfport; three daughters, Mary Louis (Eli) Whittle of Vancleave, Regina Lee, and Rellisa Alford, both of Gulfport; five sons, Emanuel Alford Jr. and Lacy Alford, both of Gulfport, Mr. and Mrs. David Alford of Mobile, Michael (Joyce) Alford of Germany, and Dexter Alford of Biloxi; a brother, Frank Alford of Gatesville, TX; brother-in-law, Roscoe Holloway of Vinegar Bend, AL; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            ... Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the House of Richmond in Biloxi. Interment will be in the Biloxi City Cemetery.

 

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

 

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EMMETTE HAVERSON ALFORD

Father of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

Brother of Christine Mae Alford Alexander, AAFA #1339; and Samuel Eugene Alford, AAFA #1353

Uncle of Johnnie N. Alford, AAFA #1528; and Vernon Eugene Alford, AAFA #1529

 

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Photo from Emmette Earl Alford

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 30 August 1976

 

TYLERTOWN—Funeral services for Emmette H. Alford, 65, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Hartman Chapel.

            Mr. Alford, a retired employe of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, died Saturday at his residence in the Log Cabin Community following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Walthall County, son of the late Sam and Hattie Magee Simmons. He was a community correspondent for the Tylertown Times.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Conerly Alford; one son, Emmette Earl Alford, Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Fortenberry, Tylertown; three brothers, Farroll and Sammy Alford, both of Tylertown, Harold Alford, Gonzales, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Bacot, Mrs. Hilan Magee, both of Tylertown, Mrs. Christine Alexander, Jayess and two grandchildren.

            …. Burial was in the Tylertown Cemetery with Hartman Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Tylertown Cemetery, Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emmett Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Apr 1911 and died _____ Aug 1976, last residence Jayess, Lawrence Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Louise Conerly Alford Bridges; daughter Betty Jean Alford Fortenberry; and siblings Christine Mae Alford Alexander, Farrol Jasper Alford, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, Samuel Eugene Alford, and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Emmette Haverson 1911 MS1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ERMA V. JOHNS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 19 March 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

FLORENCE [Rankin Co.]—Erma Johns Alford, 86, died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, March 18, 2007, at Bedford Care Center in Mendenhall, MS..... Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at the Chapel of Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with burial in the Florence City Cemetery in Florence.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Homewood [Scott Co.], MS, had been a resident of Florence for 37 years. She was a long-time member of Star Baptist Church. She was born to Melvin and Naomi Davis Johns on March 3rd, 1921. She was a graduate of Homewood High School. She enjoyed attending her class reunion with her friend and sister-in-law Effie Johns....

            Pallbearers will be: Truman Johns, Bruce Johns, Ruston Johns, John Reeves, Jim White, Chad Coutch, and Daniel Smira. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Rodger Parham and Charlie Jacobs.

            She was preceded in death by parents, and brothers, R.C., Clyde, and James Johns. Memorials may be sent to Star Baptist Church, Star, MS.

            Survivors include: her loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Clifton Howard Alford of Florence; grandsons, James Johns, II (Susan) and Roy Johns of Florence; brother, Davis Ray Johns (Nettie) of Clinton; sister-in-law, Effie Bruce Johns of Jackson; nieces, Janice Coutch, Ann White, Jeannie Pittman, Peggy Johns, and Carol Reeves; nephews, Truman Bruce, Davis Johns, and Ruston Johns; great grandson, James Lee Johns.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Clifton Howard Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ERROL HAYES ALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Tuesday, 5 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Services for Errol Hayes Alford of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 4, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Crystal Springs....

            Mrs. Alford, 93, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, of heart failure at her residence. She was born on March 24, 1907, to the late Errol Joseph Hayes and Rose Hayes.

            She was the former operator of the golf pro shop at Brookhaven Country Club where she worked for 30 years. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Spence Alford.

            Survivors include her daughters, Catherine Becker of Madison, Carol Pepper on West Monroe, La.; her sister Irene Singleton of Maryville, Mo.; and one grandson.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Carl Spence Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ESTELLE ALFORD

Aunt of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 2 July 1951

 

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 3 July 1951

 

 

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Photo from Silver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dykes Crossing, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her husband, Archie Maurice Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her full name is not clear. She is Estelle in all known records except her obituary, where she is Claudia. The identities of her brothers and half-brother have not been verified. AAFA records list her as Estelle Rush.

 

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ETHEL MAE MASSEY ALFORD

Aunt of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 27 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

PEARL [Rankin Co.]—Ethel Mae Massey Alford, 86, a retired dietitian, died of cancer Friday [July 25] at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood.

            Services are 11:30 a.m. Monday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl with graveside services at 3 p.m. in Sandtown Methodist Church Cemetery in Philadelphia....

            Mrs. Alford was a Neshoba County native. She was a member of Skyway Hills Baptist Church. She was a dietitian for 10 years at Mississippi State Hospital, retiring in 1975.

            Survivors include; sons, Perry Alford of Lexington, Frank Alford of Houston, Texas, Ben Alford of Jackson and Herald Alford of Pearl; daughter, Rachel Thornton of Florence; sister, Luva Tolbert of Meridian; and 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Jan 1911.

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

 

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ETHEL THORNHILL ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Monday, 28 February 1972

 

 

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Photo from Magee Creek Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, caleblanc

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Feb 1899 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Feb 1972, last residence Natchez, Adams Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her son Dewey Earl “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            From MS Marriages: Ethel Thornhill married J.H. Alford on 8 Dec 1914 in Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Heschel 1897 MS1, Needham Jasper 1862 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EULA KING ALFORD

 

Wilson & Knight Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ January 2014

 

July 31, 1937–January 3, 2014

 

            Eula King Alford, 77 of Greenwood, MS died Friday, January 3, 2014 at Golden Age Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at McNutt Cemetery in Schlater. Visitation will be 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home….

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Sunflower County and had been a lifelong resident of Greenwood. She was a former owner and operator of Delta Burger and a member of First Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter Debbie J. Tucker and husband Barry of McCarley and her mother Nancy P. King of Greenwood. Her two grandchildren Nikki Jordan and husband Bobby of McCarley and Travis Tucker of Greenwood, and one great-grandson Reece Jordan of McCarley. She is also survived by two sisters Nancy Heard of Tallulah, LA and Judy McCullar of Eufaula, AL.

            Pallbearers will be Barry Tucker, Travis Tucker, Bobby Jordan, Leslie Jordan, Dill Tucker and Cecil Tucker. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Orange Wing at Golden Age Nursing Home.

            Memorials may be made to McNutt Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 324, Schlater, MS 38952.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eula K. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 July 1937, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Reed Bingham Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EUNICE ALFORD CREEL

 

GADSDEN TIMES

Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—Monday, 22 August 2005

 

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today at Crestwood Cemetery for Eunice Alford Creel, 85, Biloxi, Miss., formerly of Gadsden, who died Friday, Aug 19, 2005…. Crestwood Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Creel was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Creel.

            She was a member of McCauley’s Chapel Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her sons, Earl (Dee) Alford, Dallas, and Frank (Amy) Creel, Biloxi; and grandchildren, Luke Creel, Biloxi, Susan Alford, Minneapolis, and Michael (Michelle) Alford, San Antonio.

            There will be no visitation at the funeral home. The family will meet at the gravesite.

 

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Photo from Crestwood Memorial Cemetery, East Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kitty Walker Lennard

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice A. Creel (SS# issued in AL) was born 30 March 1920 [different than gravestone], last residence Gadsden, Etowah Co., AL.

            We included the obituary of her [first?] husband, Raymond Vance Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

 

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EUNICE LEA HALFORD CAVIN HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—29 June 2000

 

            Eunice Lea Halford, 72, of Meadville, died June 28, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La. Visitation is 6-9 tonight at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster, and 10 a.m. Friday until services there at 11 a.m…. Burial will be in Roseland Cemetery in Gloster.

            Mrs. Halford was born Oct. 28, 1927, in Franklin County. She was the daughter of Hiram Butler Halford and Velma Taylor Halford. She was a member of Gloster United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Halford was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Nancy McCallister; one brother, Buford Halford; two sisters, Jewell Steed and Margie McCallister; and one grandson.

            Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Ross Pritchard and Betty and Eddie Smith, all of Crosby; one sister, Nelle Smith of McComb; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Roseland Cemetery, Gloster, Amite Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Mike & Kay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eunice Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Eunice Lea 1927 MS1, Hiram Butler 1896 MS2, David Lee 1874 MS3, Bryant Daniel 1842 MS4, James D. about 1813 SC/AL5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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EUNICE ODELL ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Monday, 6 January 1997

 

HOUSTON—Eunice Odell Alford Williams, 87, homemaker, died of heart failure Saturday at Trace Regional Hospital [Houston, MS]. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Thorn Church of God, where she was a member, with burial in Ellzey Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home here has charge.

            Mrs. Williams, the widow of Robert Preston Williams, leaves three daughters, Gladys Barnett of Cordova, Tenn., Louise Pepper of Houston and Wanda Hardison of Walls; two sons, Rev. Grady Williams of Houston and Travis Williams of Southaven, 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Banks Grai

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice A. Williams (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 May 1909, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Noah Calloway Alford and Carrie Mae Johnson Alford; and sister Ida Estelle Alford Lowrey Mooneyham in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Eunice Odell 1909 MS1, Noah Calloway 1881 MS2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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EUNICE ROCHELLE MURPHY AINSWORTH ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Wednesday, 8 May 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

LUCEDALE [George Co.]—Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville [Greene Co.] for Eunice Rochelle Alford, 62, of Lucedale, who died May 7, 2002, at Singing River Hospital. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Leakesville.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband, Willis Alford of Lucedale her mother, Docia Mae Murphy of Leakesville three sons, Eugene Ainsworth of Andalusia, Ala., Doyle Ainsworth of West Point, and Matthew Alford of Leakesville three daughters, Valerie Guy and Renea Alford, both of Mobile, Ala., and Sonja Dearman of Lucedale one brother, Scott Murphy of Leakesville and nine grandchildren.

            Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. tonight at Freeman Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Mount Pisgah Pentecostal Cemetery, Pisgah, Greene Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice S. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Feb 1940. Her last residence was Leakesville, Greene Co., MS.

 

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EURIS ETHELENE WALTERS ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—18 January 1984

 

            Mrs. Euris Ethelene Walters Alford, age 71, died Thursday, January 12 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14 at Houston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Houston Cemetery….

            The daughter of the late Johnnie Walters and the late Lena Flanigan, she was born in Chickasaw County and was a member of the Church of Lord Jesus Christ.

            Survivors include her husband, Burnie J. Alford of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Scottie Rhodes of Memphis; two sons, Burnie Gene Alford of Oxford and Bobby Alford of Gore, Oklahoma; one brother, Preston Walters of Houston; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Mike Ramsey, Terry Ramsey, John DeLuke, Mike Jenkins, Sammy Knight and Burnie Gene Alford, Jr.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Euris Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Oct 1912 (died _____ Jan 1984), last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

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

 

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EVA JEANETTE LEGGETT BRANTLEY ALFORD

 

GEORGE COUNTY TIMES

Lucedale, George Co., MS—_____ June 1997

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette L. Alford, 87, of Jackson were held June 27 at 9:30 a.m. at Wright and Ferguson High Street Chapel in Jackson.

            She was born in Collins and lived in Jackson for the past 69 years. She was former co-owner of Brantley Cleaners and was a member of the Wells United Methodist Church. She died of heart failure on June 25, 1997 at Methodist Medical Center.

            Survivors include: a daughter, Marlene B. Patterson of Atlanta, GA.; two sons, R.M. (Bubba) Brantley of Terry, and Mayor A. Brownell Brantley of Lucedale, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alford and a son Luther T. Brantley, Jr.

            Interment was held in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

Photos from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva J. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Dec 1909, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            Her first husband was Luther Taylor Brantley Sr. (1908–1976). He is buried in Terry Cemetery, Terry, Hinds Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her second husband’s lineage: Wiley Richard 1920 MS1, Wiley Richard 1899 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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EVA JUANITA HALFORD MELTON

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—7 July 2011

 

            Eva Juanita Melton, 85, passed away Wednesday July 6, 2011 at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City.

            A legal secretary she was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Services will be tomorrow (Friday July 8, 2011), visitation 10:00 A. M. until the funeral at 11:00 A.M. at Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel with internment in Glenwood Cemetery….

            Survivors include; daughters Sherrie “Mike” Kirk & Terry “John” Gibson both of Vaughan, 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, & 5 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Melton was preceded in death by; husband; Waburn Melton, son; Dennis Melton, sister; Dorothy Sutherland, & son-in-law Mike Chester.

 

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Photo from Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City, Yazoo Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret Webb

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita H. Melton (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 July 1925, last residence Vaughan, Yazoo Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Mary Eva Martin Halford, in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Eva Juanita 1925 MS1, Lawrence Edwin MS 18982, John Jefferson MS 18553, Washington Bradley about 1822 TN4, Bradley about 1793 NC5, John about 1765 VA6.

 

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EVA MAE PEAK ALFORD MERRITT

 

THE COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Thursday, 3 April 1986

 

 

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Photo from Foxworth Cemetery, Foxworth, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arthur Fortenberry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva Merritt was born 13 Apr 1908 and died _____ March 1986 (SS# issued in MS) was born , last residence Prentiss, Jefferson Davis Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her sons Felder Alford, Floyd Alford, and Jappie Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her son Jappie’s obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dudley 1896 MS1, John Raymond 1858 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EVA WOOTEN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 24 February 1998

 

CANTON—Eva Alford, 84, a retired sales clerk, died of respiratory arrest Monday at Madison General Hospital.

            Services are 3.p.m. today at Reformation Cumberland Presbyterian Church with burial in. Reformation Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was a Leake County native. She was a member of Reformation Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors include: daughter, Mary Kathryn Parker of Canton; sister, Dallye Jones of Carthage; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 June 1913, last residence Canton, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Edward F. Alford, in this compilation.

            From Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137: Eva Wooten married my first cousin Bertes D. Alford, better known as Bud Alford. They were married 24 Dec 1927 in Leake Co. Miss. She was born 19 June 1913 Leake Co. Ms. She died 23 Feb 1998 in Canton, Madison Co. at Madison General Hospital. She had been living with her daughter Mary Cathrine Alford Parker for several months. Bud Alford was the son of Edward F. Alford a brother-to my father.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Bertes D. 1907 MS1, Edward F. 1877 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVELLA MCCLUNEY ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—14 June 1945

 

            Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from Rose Chapel for Mrs. W.M. Alford, 76, who died Saturday at her home after an illness of several weeks. The Rev. Elliott, pastor of Vardaman, officiated.

            Mrs. Alford was before her marriage, Miss Evella McCluney, daughter of early settlers of this county.

            Besides her husband she leaves a sister, Miss Cora McCluney of Miami and several brothers.

            Among those from a distance attending the funeral were Anita, Eli and Vera Alford of Memphis.

 

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

            In 1940 W.M. Alford, age 71 born AL, and his wife Vella Alford, 70 MS, are living in Chickasaw Co., MS.

 

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EVELYN FAIRLEY ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Thursday, 8 October 1998

 

WIGGINS [Stone Co.]—Evelyn Alford, 91, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Wiggins.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 22, 1907, in Wiggins. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Wiggins, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, deaconess, mission and union member.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Ada and Robert Fairley; her husband, Luther Alford Sr.; a son, Luther Alford Jr.; a sister, Margaret Ann Hall; and a brother, Jessie Fairley.

            Survivors include four sisters, Annie Dale Davis of Brooklyn, Miss., Minnie Chapman and Mandy Millsaps of Hattiesburg and Azline Spears of Chicago; and a brother Irvin Breland of Chicago.

            A service will be at 1 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, where friends may call an hour before service time. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Hattiesburg Century Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in MS), but list her birth date as 22 Apr 1904, last residence Wiggins, Stone Co., MS.

 

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EVERLENA ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Thursday, 12 July 2012

 

GREENVILLE—Services for Mrs. Everlena “Granny” Alford, 96, of Greenville, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Temple Baptist Church, Greenville. Alford died Sunday, July, 8, 2012, at her home in Greenville. Burial will follow at Lakewood Cemetery under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Leland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everlena Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 8 Aug 1917, last residence not listed.

 

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EVIE LEOLA ALFORD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 21 March 1961

 

            Mrs. J.O. Alford, 77, of 1019 Hunter Street, died Monday [March 20] at the Baptist Hospital after a brief illness.

            She was the widow of the late J.O. Alford. A native of Carroll County, she had lived in Jackson for sixteen years and was a member of Griffith Memorial Baptist Church.

            She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lois Phelps of Mathiston, Miss., and Mrs. Lorene Roby of Memphis; three sons, Pat Alford of Vaiden, J.W. Alford of Jackson and Wilburn Alford of Winona; four sisters and twenty five grandchildren.

            Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced by Baldwin Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 22 March 1961

 

ALFORD FUNERAL SET WEDNESDAY

 

            …. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday from Baldwin Chapel … with interment in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Active pallbearers will be David Lee Fielder, Lance W. Roby, Ralph Roby, Billy D. Roby, James Alford, Jr. and John Hogan.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Oscar Alford; children James Whitfield Alford, Levi Pat Alford, Lois Phelps Alford, and Wilburn Alford; and sister Lillian Alford Coward Ellis in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Evie Leola 1883 MS1, Levi ??2.

 

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FANNIE ALFORD WHITTAKER

 

THE SUN-SENTINEL

Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS—Thursday, 16 August 1984

 

            Mrs. Fannie Whittaker, 75, widow of Marcell Whittaker, of Charleston, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Tallahatchie General Hospital. Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at New Town Baptist Church where she was a member with burial at 2 p.m. Monday in National Cemetery in Memphis.

            She leaves three sisters, Mrs. Birdie McClendon of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Dorothy Moseley of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Margaret Hearon of Gary, Ind.; three brothers, Jerry Alford Jr. of Gary, Ind., David Alford of Charleston, and Charlie Alford of Tutwiler.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie Whittaker (SS# issued in TN) was born 16 Jan 1909 and died _____ Aug 1984, last residence Charleston, Tallahatchie Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Charlie Green Alford and Maggie Alford Venable in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Jerry Alford Sr. and Margaret Alford Hearon in Indiana Obituaries.

 

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FARROL JASPER “PREACHER” ALFORD

Husband of Mildred Lowery Alford, AAFA #1349

Brother of Christine Mae Alford Alexander, AAFA #1339; and Samuel Eugene Alford, AAFA #1353

Uncle of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439; Johnnie N. Alford, AAFA #1528; and Vernon Eugene Alford, AAFA #1529

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 22 February 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Funeral services for Farrol “Preacher” Alford, 84, were Feb. 16, 2001, at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home Chapel…. Alford died Feb. 14, 2001, at Walthall General Hospital.

            He and his father operated a sawmill for several years. He was also a dairyman and had worked for the U.S. Forestry Dept. for 30 years. He was a member of Dinan Baptist Church, a Mason and Past Master of Varnell Lodge No. 282.

            Alford was born Dec. 19, 1916, at Walthall County, son of the late Samuel and Hattie Magee Alford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, Vernon Alford, Emmette Alford, Harold Alford and Hilan Magee.

            Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Mildred Lowery Alford of Tylertown; three sons and daughters-in-law, Farrol and Sue Alford of Talladega, Ala., Jack and Mary Alford of Vacheria, La., and Billy and Suzanne Alford of Tylertown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nell and Alton Ryan of Brookhaven and Christel and Robert Van Dan of Tylertown; one brother, Sammie Alford of Tylertown; two sisters, Louise Bacot of Tylertown and Christine Alexander of McComb; one sister-in-law, Louise Alford of Tylertown; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were grandsons, Greg Ryan, Jack (J.R.) Alford, Raymond Van Dan, Duane Alford, Billy Alford Jr. and Benjy Alford. Honorary pallbearers were Sammy Smith, Charlie Tyner, Nicholas Greer, Brian Alexander, Vernon Alford and members of Varnell Masonic Lodge No. 282.

            Burial was in Elliott Cemetery with Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge.

 

 

Photos from Elliott Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Earl Alexander

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of F.J. Alford (SS# issued in MS), but his birth date is listed as 22 Dec 1916.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Lowery Alford; and siblings Christine Mae Alford Alexander, Emmette Haverson Alford, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, Samuel Eugene Alford, and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Farrol Jasper 1916 MS1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FELDER ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Wednesday, 31 March 1999

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Felder Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 July 1930, last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Eva Mae Peak Alford Merritt; and brothers Floyd Alford and Jappie Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Felder Alford was born 9 July 1930, son of Dudley Alford and Eva Peak.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Felder 1930 MS1, Dudley 1896 MS2, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FLAVIUS TERRELL “RED” ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—5 December 1990

 

            Flavius Terrell “Red” Alford, age 61, died Wednesday, November 28 1990 at his home in Houston. Funeral services were held Friday, November 30 at Houston First United Methodist Church. Burial was in Chickasaw Memorial Gardens….

            The son of the late Marion Haston Alford and the late Jewell White, he was a lifelong resident of Chickasaw County. He was a former owner of Chickasaw Equipment Company and a former football coach at Houston and Macon Schools. He was a active member of First United Methodist Church of Houston, Past President of Chickasaw Cattleman’s Association and Past President of Houston School Board.

            He was predeceased by his wife, the late Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, who passed away October 23 1990.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Annette Gann of Houston and Mrs. Nancy Crump of Tupelo; two sons, Frank Alford and Mark Alford, both of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Jewell Alford of Thorn; one brother, Leamond Alford of Houston, Texas and seven grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were George Houser, Hugh McCullough, Doug Crump, Wallace Norman, Jr., William Gray and Dyer Atkinson.

            Memorial may be made to First United Methodist Church in Houston.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Chickasaw Memorial Gardens, Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Libba Criddle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Ann O’Neill Alford; and parents, Marion Haston Alford and Jewell White Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Leamond Verdell “Lee” Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Flavius Terrell 1929 MS1, Marion Haston 1898 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud” 1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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FLORENCE HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 22 June 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

MEADVILLE [Franklin Co.]—Florence Halford, 88, a homemaker, died of heart failure Sunday [June 21] at home.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Parker’s Franklin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            A Meadville native, Mrs. Halford was a member of Providence Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: son, Jesse J. “Buddy” Halford of Meadville; daughter, Lorraine Smith of Meadville; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence A. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 May 1904, but her death date is listed as 20 June 1992.

            Her husband, Jessie J. Halford Sr., shares a gravestone with Florence. He was the son of John Henry Halford and Cora A. Black.

            Jessie’s gravestone says he was born 31 Oct 1898 and died 11 Nov 1976. His SSDI record (SS# issued in MS) agrees with these dates.

            However, on Jessie James Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he says his birth date is 9 Sept 1899. He is single age 18, living in Meadville with his mother Cora Halford.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Jessie James 1898 MS1, John Henry 1872 MS2, Thomas M. 1838 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC/AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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FLORENCE M. ALFORD

 

THE COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Thursday, 16 September 2009

 

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 19, at 2 p.m. at Taylor Hill Church, New Hebron for Mrs. Florence M. Alford, 70, of New Hebron who died Wednesday, September 9, at Miss. Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Interment will be in the Taylor Hill Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Cook Galloway Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 May 1939 and died 9 Sept 2009, last residence Newhebron, Lawrence Co., MS.

 

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FLORENCE WYVONNE ALFORD HARRISON

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—12 April 2000

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Wyvonne Harrison, 74, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8, 2000 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest…. Interment was made in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Scott County.

            Mrs. Harrison passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2000 at Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest. She was a lifelong resident of Scott County and a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Edwin and Bobbie Jean Harrison, Sandhill; daughter and son-in-law, Dinah and Skip Bailey, Lake; two brothers, S.J. Alford, Arthur Neal Alford, both of Morton; four sisters, Nellie Shaw, Forest, Annie Belle Fitzhugh, Morton, Irene Martin, Pearl, Mecie Gay Capps, Ludlow; two grandchildren, Leigh Harrison and Tammy McGee, both of Lake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ausbon Harrison.

            Pallbearers were Daniel Fitzhugh, Wayne Jordan, Robert Shaw, Mike Crapps, Sheldon Alford, and Shannon Davis.

            Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Forest was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wyvonne Harrison (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Dec 1925, last residence Lake, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Alvie Alford and Rosia Florence Slade Alford; and her siblings Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Arthur Neal Alford, Bernard W. Alford, Nellie Alford Shaw, and Vernon Kamack Alford in this compilation.

            It appears that Wyvonne, the name she was called, is misspelled on her gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Florence Wyvonne 1925 MS1, William Alvie 1887 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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FLOYD ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Friday, 5 April 1929

 

 

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Photo from Foxworth Cemetery, Foxworth, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arthur Fortenberry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Eva Mae Peak Alford Merritt; and brothers Felder Alford and Jappie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Floyd 1928 MS1, Dudley 1896 MS2, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FLOYD GILMER ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 24 February 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Floyd G. Alford, Sr., 71, of Lindbergh Drive, a disabled veteran, died of complications from injuries he received in World War II Thursday [February 23] at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

            Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road in Monroe, LA, with burial in Springhill Cemetery in Marion, LA.... Mr. Alford was a Truxno [Union Parish], LA native. He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran.

            Survivors include: sons, Floyd G. Alford, Jr. of West Monroe, LA, Ralph E. Alford of Terry and Richard Joe Alford, of Florence; sister, Ruby Murray of Marion; and six grandchildren and great grandchild.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Iris Meshell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd G. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 24 Aug 1923.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Rachel W. Alford Johnson; and his son Floyd Gilmer Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries.

            In 1930, Union Parish, LA, Floyd G. Alford, age 6, is living with his parents, Gilmer Alford 35 and Annie M. 29, and 4 siblings, including Ruby, 7. All and their parents were born in LA.

            On Gilmer Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 22, a self-employed married farmer living in Truxno, LA. He says he was born 9 Jan 1895 in Sabine Parish, LA.

            In 1900 (Natchitoches Parish, LA) and 1910 (Jackson, Union Co., AR), Gilmer is living with his parents Taylor H., b. Oct 1869 in LA, and Vida Alford.

            Taylor was the son of Almon B. Alford and his third wife, Harriet McKinley.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.

            His lineage: Floyd Gilmer 1923 LA1, Gilmer 1895 LA2, Taylor H. 1869 LA3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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FLOYD WESLEY ALFORD

Uncle of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—13 November 2000

 

            Floyd Wesley Alford, 82, of McComb, died Nov. 10, 2000, at his residence. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Silver Springs Baptist Church…. Burial was in Silver Creek Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 5, 1917, in Pike County. He was the son of Martin E. Alford and Laura McDaniel Alford. He was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church and its seniors group. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Jewel Honeycutt Alford; three brothers, Maurice, Dalton and Harold Alford; and four sisters, Maybelle Schorle, Gladys Barnes, Dorothy Howell and Donis Lutrick.

            He is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Gail Boyd of Summit, and Glenda and Thad Partridge of Mobile, Ala; three grandchildren, Dylan Boyd of Summit, Melissa Parrish of Mobile and Frances Martin of Birmingham, Ala.; one great-grandson, Wesley Parrish of Mobile; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Carl and Cecil Honeycutt of Greenville, Faye Alford of Osyka, and Reba and Homer Marshall of Avenal, Calif.; and a dedicated family friend and caregiver, Julia Wallace of Summit.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Silver Springs Baptist Church, 3020 Silver Drive, Osyka, MS 39657.For additional information, go to www.legacy.com.

 

Photo from Silver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dykes Crossing, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Floyd Alford (SS# issued in MS), but list his birth date as 26 Nov 1917, last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Martin Edgar Alford and Laura Jane McDaniel Alford; and siblings Dalton William Alford, Donnis Alford Lutrick, Dora Dot Alford Howell, Gladys Alford Barnes, Harold Edgar Alford, and Maybelle Alford Schorle in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Floyd Wesley 1917 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANCES ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 27 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Frances Alford, 90, of Belle Glade Street, a retired teacher and business owner, died of cancer Tuesday [December 26] at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are 2 pm. Thursday at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Springs Cemetery near Crystal Springs....

            Miss Alford was a Crystal Springs native and a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Mississippi State College for Women. She taught school in McComb and Greenwood. In 1953 she retired from teaching and moved to Jackson where she owned Peter- Fran’s Youngland, a children’s clothing store.

            Survivors include: sister, Sara Alford of Jackson.

 

Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 10 March 1905.

            See the obituary of her father, Franklin Bridges Alford, in this compilation.

            Her mother was Lela Estelle Tillman.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Frances 1905 MS1, Franklin Bridges 1866 MS2, Alexander 1827 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FRANCES ARLENE MOORE ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Friday, 23 April 1982

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Arlene Moore Alford, 58, who died Wednesday at Greenwood Leflore Hospital, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Christian Church in Carroll County.

            Mrs. Alford was the widow of Ocie Alford. She was a member of First Christian Church in Greenwood.

            Survivors include a son, Ocie Alford of Elk City, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Johnny Sanders of Minter City, Mrs. Donna Alford Foster of Greenwood and Mrs. Linda Alford Dalton of Houston, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Buchanan of Greenwood and Mrs. Pauline Carr of Alexandria, Va.

            …. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery with Williams and Lord Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Pallbearers will be Robert Lee Kyle, David Roach, George Alford, Dexter Denton, Coley Sanders, Raymond Gentry, Steve Dugger and Mike Sanders.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Aug 1923 and died _____ Apr 1982, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ocie Ola Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her son Ocie John Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

 

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FRANCES E. “FANNIE” MCDANIEL ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508, and James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 8 October 1981

 

            Services for Mrs. Fannie McDaniel Alford, 95, of Route 3, Magnolia, were to be held at 3 p.m. today at Terry’s Creek Baptist Church…. Burial was to be in the Terry’s Creek cemetery, with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, born May 20, 1886, in Amite County, died Wednesday [October 7] at Southwest Regional Medical Center.

            She was preceded in death by a daughter Mrs. Lorena Gordon.

            Survivors include two sons, E.E. Alford of Osyka and P.E. (Pete) Alford of Kentwood, La.; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Alford Kennedy of McComb, Mrs. Beverly Alford Varnado of Tylertown and Mrs. Mildred Prestridge of Magnolia; 10 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

Frances E. Fannie <i>McDaniel</i> Alford

Photo from Terry Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1981) dates of Fannie Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Magnolia, Pike Co, MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Pascal Elwell Alford; and children Beulah Alford Varnado, Edna Alford Kennedy, Ellis Elwell Alford, Lorena Alford Gordon, and Mildred Alford Prestridge in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter-in-law Martha Cutrer Alford, wife of her son Paschal Edward Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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FRANCES VIRGINIA REED ALFORD

Grandmother of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

Great-Grandmother of Joanna Lynn “JoLynn” Alford Long, AAFA #0718

 

PRESS-REGISTER

Mobile, Mobile Co., AL—_____ May 1941

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1995

 

            Mrs. Frances Alford, native of Citronelle [Mobile Co.], Ala., but a resident of Leakesville [in adjoining Greene Co.], Miss., for the past few years, died at a local infirmary Saturday evening, May 3, 1941, at 6:30 p.m.

            She is survived by two sons, Ebb [Everett Lee] Alford of Leakesville, Miss., and Ruff [Rufus] Alford of Grove Hill, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Leila Churchwell of Leakesville, Miss.; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be held from her residence in Leakesville, Miss., Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Arrangements by the Higgins Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: Frances was the second wife of Ephraim D. Alford.

            See the obituaries of her son Elbert Robert Alford Sr.; and grandson Rufus Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Frances was born 7 May 1858 in Citronelle, Mobile Co., AL.

            From MS Marriages: E.D. Alford m. Frances Reid on 3 Aug 1897 in Greene Co., MS. The year looks like 1897, but it is proably 1877 based on the birth years of her children:

 

Ephraim D. Alford/Frances Reed

 

            On his gravestone in Mount Pisgah Cemetery, Greene Co., MS, Ephraim’s birth date is 1829 and his death date is 13 Nov 1898. This gravestone was probably erected some years after his death since both dates are probably incorrect.

            On 20 Oct 2012, a Find A Grave photographer reported that no gravestone could be found for Frances.

            In 1910 Frances V. Alford, widow age 49 born AL, is living in Beat 1 (Leakesville), Greene Co., MS, with sons Wes 17 AL, and Elbert 13 AL. Frances had 6 children, 5 living. Next door is the family of her daughter Lela Fountain.

            In 1920 Frances, widow age 58 AL, is in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS, with the family of her son Everette E. Alford, 39 AL.

            Frances has not been found in the 1900 or 1930 census.

            In 1940 Frances, widow age 78 AL, is still in Leakesville, Greene Co., MS. She is the head of a household that includes the families of her widowed son Everett; her son Rufus’s wife Quilla, and their children: Rufe 11, Annie R. 6, and George 2.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ephraim D. 1827 SC1, Peachman 1795 VA2.

 

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FRANCES VASHTI “BASHIE” ALFORD QUICK

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—7 April 1949

 

MRS. BASHIE QUICK BURIED AT GOSHEN

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. [Frances Vashti Alford] Bashie Quick, 76, were held Saturday from the Goshen Church. Mrs. Quick, a native of Alabama, passed away Friday, April 1.

            She is survived by four sons, Otha, Johnnie, Sylvester, and Harvey; and two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Ellis and Mrs. Jeanie Alford, all residents of this [Leake] county.

            Burial was made in the Goshen cemetery under the direction of White and Wilcox Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Martha Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford (including large family group photo); and siblings Susie Ealy Alford Weir, Nellie Ann Alford Sanders Langston, and Edward F. Alford in this compilation.

            Bashie was the daughter of Columbus Washington Alford and Mollie Glover. She was born 18 Aug 1872 in Reeltown, Tallapoosa Co., AL. She married Wiseman “Banjo” Quick on 25 Dec 1889 in Leake Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Frances Vashti 1872 AL1, Columbus Washington 1850 GA2, James Floyd 1817 GA3, Zaddock 1787 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANCIS RONNIE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 10 September 2010

 

            Francis Ronnie Alford, 72, died Friday, September 3, 2010, at MS State Hospital.

            Memorial services are 2:00pm Friday, September 10, 2010 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, Jackson.

            Survivors include son, Jarrod Alford; daughters, Jeanelle Harrell and Jeanenne Alford; brother, Jimmy Alford; sisters, Mignon Wylie and Doris Edwards; niece, Linda Zirkle; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jada Wilmut, and longtime companion, Stephanie Kite.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Francis R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 June 1938, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Wiley Richard Alford Sr. and Marie Josephine Hutchins Alford; and sister Doris Elaine Alford Edwards in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Orville Trenton Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Francis Ronnie 1938 MS1, Wiley Richard 1899 MS 2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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FRANK ALFORD

Granduncle of Marilyn Ann Hilton Dickerson, AAFA #1128

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 February 1978

 

            Funeral services for Frank Alford, 74, were held from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton on Tuesday, February 14, at 10:00 a.m….. Burial was in the Morton Memorial Gardens.

            Alford died Monday [February 13] at the Scott County Nursing Home, following a short illness.

            He was a lifetime resident of the Morton area and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Morton First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one son, Billy Frank Alford, Forest; one sister, Mrs. Susie Thompson, Morton; two grandson[s], Jason and Matt Alford, both of Forest, and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Charles Ray Alford, S.J. Alford, Arthur Neal Alford, T. Thompson, Ernest Thompson, and Clifton Alford.

 

 

Photos from Morton Memorial Gardens, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 Nov 1903, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pauline Stone Alford; and brothers Arthur Alford, Clifford Alford, Robert Vernon Alford, Walter Eugene Alford, and William Alvie Alford in this compilation.

            Frank Alford was the son of William Jackson Alford and Mecie Gentry.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Frank 1903 MS1, William Jackson 1848 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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FRANK NEWTON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Monday, 30 October 1922

 

NEGRO KILLS WHITE MAN

THREE BLACKS JAILED WHEN YOUNG ROAD CONTRACTOR IS SLAIN

 

WAYNESBORO [Wayne Co.], Miss., Oct. 29—Frank N. Alford, 27 years old, was shot by Ben Webster, negro, here today, dying shortly afterwards.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of a firm of road contractors, and was fired upon by Webster, accompanied by three other negroes, while making repairs on his automobile on the road near here.

            Webster and Ike Odom, Jepp Bruner and Kearney Slav, the negroes implicated, are in jail.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jack77

 

AAFA NOTES: Frank Newton Alford was the son of John Franklin Alford and Francis Marian Sanders.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Frank Newton 1892 MS1, John Franklin 1885 MS2, John Franklin 1843 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FRANK W. HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

Photo from Lakewood Memorial Parks and Funeral Homes

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial, posted by Ginny Lesak Jakoubek

 

            Frank W. Halford 87, died Saturday, July 7, 2007 at the G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson. Services are 11 AM Thursday, July 12, 2007, in the chapel at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Blvd.... A graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM in Magnolia Memory Gardens in Meridian after the service on Thursday.

            Frank was born December 21, 1919 in Chunky [Newton Co.] to the late Wilson Halford and Pearl Halford.

            A resident of Meridian since 1943, Frank was proprietor of Frank & Kate’s Drive-In for 50 years. In 1953, Frank married Kate Morris and became the father to her two children Billy and Nelda. In 1956, the family grew with the birth of their son, Frank G. Halford. They had a fun and fulfilling life together until Kate’s death in 1981. After her death, Frank continued to operate the business until his retirement in 2002. After he retired, he moved to Jackson and made his home with his son, Billy and daughter-in-law Barbara.

            Frank enjoyed playing golf and was an avid fly fisherman. He was a member of Oakland Heights Methodist Church, an active Shriner and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. He proudly served our country in the US Army Air Corp between 1942 and 1946.

            Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife, Kate Halford, brother, Lloyd Halford, sister, Doris Christopher and granddaughter, Michelle Webb.

            Frank was a devoted and loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be greatly missed by his children Billy Burt and his wife Barbara of Jackson, Frank G. Halford and his wife Gail of Madison and Nelda Porter of Richland. Six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and numerous friends also survive him.

 

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Photo from Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Yvette Boyd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank W. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Dec 1919 [different than obituary], last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            In 1920, Chunky, Newton Co., MS, dwelling #39, he is listed as an unnamed male son, age 1/12, with his parents Wilson and Nannie Halford and his siblings Mattie D. and Loyd J. [This census page is missing from Ancestry but is present at Heritage Quest.]

            In 1930 they are in Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS: A.W. Halford 40, his wife Pearl 40, and children Doris 17, Lloyd 14, and Frank 10. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            On Alford Wilson Halford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 28, a self-employed farmer living in Chunky, Newton Co., MS, with a wife and 2 children. He says he was born 18 April 1889 in Hickory, Newton Co., MS.

            In 1900, Beat 1, Newton Co., MS, Wilson, age 10 b. Apr 1890, is the stepson of Thomas A. Hiatt. Thomas and his wife Mattie (age 29, b. Sept 1870) were married 2 years, second marriage for both. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            His HALFORD lineage: Frank W. 1919 MS1, Alford Wilson 1889 MS2.

 

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FRANKIE E. ALFORD BOUTWELL STANDINGWATER

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—27 November 2007

 

            Frankie Alford Boutwell Standingwater, 93, of Monticello, died there Nov. 25, 2007, at Lawrence County Hospital. Visitation is 5 to 9 tonight at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home chapel…. Burial will be in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery in Monticello.

            Mrs. Standingwater was born July 4, 1914, in Lawrence County to Frank Alford and Pearl Durdan Alford. She was a homemaker and a member of Powells Grove Pentecostal Church in Jayess.

            Mrs. Standingwater was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Clifton Boutwell and Johnnie Standingwater; two sons, Robbie and Danny Boutwell; three brothers and three sisters.

            Survivors include four sons, Clifton Boutwell of Van Cleave, Edward, Jerry and Terry Boutwell, all of Monticello, and Ronnie Boutwell of Fullertown, Calif.; two daughters, Diane Calcote and Linda Harper, both of Jayess; two daughters-in-law, Brenda and Mona Boutwell, both of Monticello; 26 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frankie E. Standingwate[r] (SS# issued in MS), last residence Monticello, Lawrence Co., MS.

            In 1930, Beat 2, Lawrence Co., MS: Charlie F. Alford, 55, age 21 at first marriage; his wife Pearlie 41, age 13 at first marriage; and children Dorothy 13, Willie W. 11, and son Jay 3/312. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920, Frankie, age 5 b. MS, is listed with her parents, Frank 46 FL and Peale 31 AL in Beat 2, Lawrence Co., MS. Her siblings are Eva 13, Eden 9, Dorothy 3, and Woodrow W. 11/12, all b. MS.

            In 1910 they are in Grassy, Cleburne Co., AR: Frank Alford, 34 FL, 1st marriage, 9 years; his wife Pearl 21 AL, 1st marriage, 9 years, 4 children, 2 living; and Eva 4 AR and Eden 4/12 AR.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Charlie Frank Alford is age 44, a farmer living in Nola, Lawrence Co., MS. He was born 12 Apr 1874. His nearest relative is Birtha Pearl Alford of Nola. He has blue eyes and red hair.

 

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FRANKIE FARRISH ALFORD THOMAS

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—23 February 2004

 

            Services for Frankie Farrish Alford Thomas, 88, of Black Hawk, who died of heart failure Sunday, Feb. 22, 2004, at Golden Age Nursing Home, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Carroll County.

            Mrs. Thomas was the manager of Hancock Fabric Store for many years. She was a lifelong resident of Black Hawk. She was a longtime member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Guy Lee Alford and Earl Thomas.

            She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Garriga of Greenwood; one brother, Billy Farrish of Beaumont, Texas; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren..

            Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery in Carroll County.

            Pallbearers will be Alan Daves, Steve Daves, Charles Ellis, Don Ford, Charles Mims and James Morgan.

            Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home.

            Memorials may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church.

 

 

Photos from Mount Olive Cemetery, Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sally Bennett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frankie A. Thomas (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 Dec 1915, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her daughter Patricia Ann Alford Garriga in this compilation.

            Her gravestone spells her maiden name Farish, but it is Farrish in her obituary and the obituary of her daughter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Guy Lee 1911 MS1, John Everett 1883 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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FRANKIE LEODA ALFORD SMITH

Sister of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047

Aunt of Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr. AAFA #0019

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ November 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, December 1992

 

            Following a lengthy illness death came to Mrs. Leoda Alford Smith at the age of eighty three years while she was a patient in Tylertown Hospital [Walthall Co.].

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William V. Smith and had resided in the old Brockdale area all her life.

            Final rites were conducted Wednesday November third from the chapel of the Hartman Funeral Home followed interment in the Smith Family Cemetery….

            Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Uhlman, of Tylertown, Miss.; one stepdaughter, Eliza Jane Smith of Baton Rouge, La.; three brothers, W.B. Alford, Mt. Hermon, La., G.K. Alford, Gonzales, La. [Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., AAFA #0047], and L.W. Alford of South Carolina; two sisters, Mrs. Lexie Schaffer, of Tucker, Ga., and Mrs. Gussie Fortenberry, of Metairie, La., and ten grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leoda Smith (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 March 1888 and died 1 Nov 1971, last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Jeptha Martin Alford; her siblings Nola Alford Smith, Wiley Banton Alford, Alonzo Seaborn Alford, and Iddo Lampton Alford; and her half-siblings Gilbert Kendric Alford, Sr., Roxie Udine Alford Penton, and Gussie Alford Fortinberry; in Louisiana Obituaries. We included the obituary of her half-brother Lora Warner Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Her full name was Frankie Leoda Alford, and she is Frankie L. Alford, age 12, on the 1900 census with her father and stepmother in Washington Parish, LA. She was the eldest daughter of Jeptha Martin Alford and his first wife, Fannie Ophelia Purvis. See “Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948,” AAFA ACTION, March 1993, pp. 37–40, which includes photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Frankie Leoda 1888 LA1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FRANKIE LUCILLE HUTCHINSON ALFORD

 

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Photo from her granddaughter Brianne Gray’s Gray family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

GRENADA STAR

Grenada, Grenada Co., MS—Friday, 28 June 2013

 

            Funeral services for Frankie Lucilla Alford, 87, of Coila, are at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Coila. Burial will follow in Coila Cemetery.

            Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.

            Mrs. Alford died June 25, 2013, at her home of heart failure.

            She was the daughter of R.D. and Alma Wiltshire Hutchinson, and the widow of Floyd D. Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Alford; four sisters, Arbie Hutchinson, Lois Tharp, Eva Hendershot, and Robby Story; and one brother, George Hutchinson.

            Survivors include her daughter, Ann Gray, of Sterling Heights, Mich.; two sons, Floyd Alford Jr. and Robert Alford, both of Coila; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews….

            Oliver Funeral Home of Winona is in charge.

 

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Photo from Coila Cemetery, Coila, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Vaughn Bowlin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frankie L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 Dec 1925, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son George Douglas Alford in this compilation.

            Granddaughter Brianne Gray reports that her middle name is Lucille, not Lucilla.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Floyd Diggs 1914 MS1, William Cothern 1879 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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FRANKLIN BRIDGES ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 8 March 1948

 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, March 7—Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon for Frank B. Alford, 81, a pioneer citizen of Copiah county who passed away at his home east of town Saturday.

            Mr. Alford was born on the farm where he lived most of his life. He was an elder in the Presbyterian church and one of the most prominent citizens of the community.

            Besides his wife, the former Miss Lee Tillman, Mr. Alford is survived by three daughters, Misses Frances Alford of Greenwood, Sarah Alford of Crystal Springs and Mrs. Tom Armstrong of Edwards; two sons, Hayden Alford of Greenwood and Frank B. Alford, Jr., of Crystal Springs; one sister, Mrs. George Batton of Crystal Springs; two brothers, R.S. Alford of Crystal Springs and Jim Alford of Brookhaven.

            Just one month ago Mr. and Mrs. Alford celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a large gathering of relatives and friends.

            Services were conducted by his pastor. Rev. L.A. Holly; with interment in the Poplar Springs cemetery.

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Frances Alford; parents, Alexander “Sandy” Alford and Mary Caroline Bridges Alford; and brother James Alexander Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Franklin Bridges 1866 MS1, Alexander 1827 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FREDDIE MAE RANDALL ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Monday, 28 January 1946

 

            Mrs. Freddie Randall Alford, 63, died at her home on Route 1, Greenwood, Saturday afternoon [January 26] at 3 o’clock. Funeral services were held at New Hope Baptist Church yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock…. Burial was in New Hope cemetery with Williams Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, J.S. Alford and the following children: H.D. Alford, Herman Alford, Carrollton; Laurie Alford, Talmadge Alford, Sidon; Noah Alford, S.J. Alford, Ocie Alford and Reid Alford, Greenwood; Mrs. Agnes Mims, Mrs. Elsie Standard, Carrollton.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Smith Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Herman Theodore Alford Sr., Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, Verbon Alford in this compilation.

 

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FULTON LEE ALFORD

Sister of Evon Alford Ratliff, AAFA #0524

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Wednesday, 4 August 1976

 

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawanna Barnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fulton L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 May 1932, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Wirt Lee Alford and Ruby Smith Alford; and sister Iva Nell Alford Whitehead in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Fulton Lee Alford was born 18 May 1932 and died 3 Aug 1976.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Fulton Lee 1932 MS1, Wirt Lee 1889 MS2, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GARDINE FOXWORTH ALFRED

 

TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Saturday, 15 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

HATTIESBURG [Forrest Co., MS]—Gardine F. Alfred, 68, a homemaker, died Monday [July 10] of a seizure at Forrest General Hopital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Services were held at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Foxworth, Mississippi with burial at Little Rock Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alfred was born in Columbia, Mississippi and lived in New Orleans for many years.

            Survivors include four sons, August Jr., Thomas Ray, Stanley and Anthony Alfred; eight daughters, Geraldine A. Johnson, Donice A. Wells, Sharon A. Richard, Lillian Marie Nelson, and Augustine A., Elaine, Cynthia, and Samantha Alfred; her stepmother, Essie Foxworth; six brothers, Billy Ray, Clarence, L.D., Calvin, Buford, and Sedgie Foxworth; three sisters, Daisy B. Alfred, Ada Lee Walker, and Lynette Payton; 38 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gardine Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Oct 1931 but list her death date as 11 July 2000, last residence New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Augusta S. “Muz” Alfred, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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GARLAND SAMUEL ALFORD, SR.

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—10 February 2013

 

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November 9, 1922 ~ February 7, 2013

 

BILOXI, MS—Garland Samuel Alford, Sr., age 90, passed away February 7, 2013. He was born in Pike County, MS to Samuel Newton and Ida Ellzey Alford; but lived most of his life in Biloxi.

            Garland attended Biloxi High School before serving his country. First, in the Army National Guard during World War II, then as a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and as a civil electronics technician at Keesler Air Force Base. But, his real love was for music. All who knew Garland can attest that he was an accomplished musician and talented trumpet player. He played for years at the old Plaza Club in West Biloxi; then with groups “Yesteryears” and “The Stardusters” at various venues across the coast.

            He is preceded in death by his parents; his brother Rannie Alford; and his beloved wife of 57 years, Doris Amerson Alford.

            He is survived by his five children: Garland “Butch” Alford, Jr., Charles and Kathy Alford, Karen and Greg Broussard, Vince Alford, and Patricia and Chuck Mauer; seventeen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Howard Avenue Chapel of Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home. Friends may visit two hours prior. Interment will follow at Southern Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gulfport Bob

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Doris Jeanette Amerson Alford; and brother Jewell Rannie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Garland Samuel 1922 MS1, Samuel Newton 1902 MS2, Jewel Luria Lucien “Bunk” 1871 MS3, Julius Newton 1838 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GARY N. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 29 June 2002

 

            Gary N. Alford, 55, of Nesbit [DeSoto Co., MS], retired truck driver, died Thursday [June 27] at his home. Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Henderson Funeral Home in Hernando with burial in Greenview Cemetery.

            He leaves two daughters, Tara Alford and Vanessa Alford, both of Chicago; four sisters, Betty Jean Alford-Coleman of Hernando, Gloria Jean Wright and Mary Bonner, both of Memphis, and Beverly Harris of Olive Branch; three brothers, John Thomas Alford Jr. of Chicago, and Henry Alford and Melvin Alford, both of Hernando, and a companion with whom he lived, Lottie Pearl Cartwright.

 

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Photo from Enon Springs Cemetery, DeSoto Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Lee Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gary N. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 3 July 1946 and died 26 June 2002 [different than obituary], last residence Nesbit, DeSoto Co., MS.

            His Find A Grave memorial identifies his mother as Dollie Mae Alford (1915–1982).

 

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GEARY SIMMONS ALFORD

AAFA #0312

 

Photo from ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL, McComb, Pike Co., MS, 31 December 1976

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—31 August 2011

 

            Dr. Geary S. Alford, died in his home on August 26, 2011.

            A graduate of Millsaps College, 1968, he earned the PhD. from the University of Arizona in Clinical Psychology. He was professor of psychiatry/psychology and director of the division of psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was also associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical associate professor of family medicine.

            Dr. Alford was a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He published numerous empirical, basic, and clinical research studies, and a total of 15 chapters in professional textbooks. He served on the editorial boards of the journals Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification. He was an ad hoc editorial reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals, including American Psychologist, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Addictive Behavior. He served as president of the Mississippi Psychological Association. He was voted Psychiatry Teacher of the Year by UMC medical students in 2004 and Best Teacher by psychiatry residents in 2007. He presented several Millsaps Forums and gave lectures in the departments of psychology, philosophy, and anthropology.

            He is survived by his sons, Alex Alford and Zeb Alford, both of Jackson and his brother Prentiss Keith Alford.

            There will be a memorial service on Thursday, September 1 at 10 o’clock a.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Keith Alford, 1208 Church Street, Port Gibson….

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—31 August 2011

 

            Dr. Geary S. Alford, 66, of Jackson, died Aug. 26, 2011, at his residence.

            A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Keith Alford in Port Gibson…. Mississippi Mortuary Services handled arrangements.

            Dr. Alford was born April 11, 1945, in McComb. He was the son of P.K. Alford and Ms. Murrel Dodds.

            He graduated from Millsaps College in 1968 and he earned his Ph.D in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. He was professor of psychiatry/psychology and director of the division of psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was also associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical associate professor of family medicine.

            Dr. Alford was a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He published numerous empirical, basic and clinical research studies, and a total of 15 chapters in professional textbooks. He served on the editorial boards of the journals Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification. He was an ad hoc editorial reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals, including American Psychologist, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Addictive Behavior. He served as president of the Mississippi Psychological Association. He was voted Psychiatry Teacher of the Year by UMC medical students in 2004 and Best Teacher by psychiatry residents in 2007. He presented several Millsaps forums and gave lectures in the departments of psychology, philosophy and anthropology.

            Survivors include his sons, Alex Alford and Zeb Alford, both of Jackson; and his brother, Prentiss Keith Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geary S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of his father, Percy Knapp Alford, in Arizona Obituaries; and his stepmother, Margaret Elizabeth Kain Kennedy Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

            His Find A Grave memorial says he was cremated.

            Engagement announcement:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 26 September 1976

 

 

            From:

 

MCCOMB ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 31 December 1976

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Geary Simmons 1945 MS1, Percy Knapp 1911 MS2, George Howard 1875 MS3, Jeptha Joseph 1854 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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GENE NELSON ALFORD

Uncle of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

Gene Nelson Alford

From AAFA photo Benjamin Franklin Alford family

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 7 January 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Gene Nelson Alford, 95, a retired farmer, died of heart failure Saturday [January 5] at Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield.

            Services are at 11 a.m. today at Nowell Funeral Home with burial in Spring Creek Cemetery in Neshoba County.

            Mr. Alford was a Neshoba County native. He was a member of Bond Baptist Church near Philadelphia.

            He lived at Adams Inn Nursing Home before entering the hospital.

            Survivors include: brother, Bill Alford of Mobile; stepdaughters, Edna Edwards of Richland and Clarice Parker of Pearl; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gene N. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Feb 1896 [different than gravestone] and died _____Jan 1991, last residence as Whitfield, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lucy Delma Fulton Ward Alford; and siblings Rube Wilson Alford, Susan Gillerene Alford Kilgore, and William Lace Alford (with census data) in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Mose H. Alford and Willis E. “Bill” Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651, provided AAFA with a photo of the Benjamin Franklin Alford family taken in 1909 at their home in Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS.

            For more information on this family including Lucy’s death certificate, see Gene Nelson Alford in the Alford G Reference File.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Gene Nelson 1896 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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GEORGE BEDFORD ALFORD

Grandfather of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

Photo from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Sunday, 3 November 1968

 

            Funeral services for George B. Alford, 635 W. McCorkle will be at 3 p.m. today at the Temple Baptist Church here…. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with National Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford, a retired carpenter, died in the Cohoma County Hospital in Clarksdale at 10 p.m. Friday.

            He was born in Seven Pines Community in Holmes County and lived in Vaiden prior to moving to Greenville 15 years ago. He was very active in the work of Temple Baptist Church.

            Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Gertie Findley and Mrs. Robert Bible, both of Greenville; Mrs. Joe W. Davis of Baton Rouge, Mrs. Holland Pounds of Highland, Calif., and Mrs. Vick Huckaba of La Mirada, Calif.; two sons, Jack Alford, of Cleveland and A.E. Alford of Steele, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Callie Ray of Jackson, 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be J.F. Johnson, Ling Chu, J.G. Robbins, E.E. Palmer, H.E. Delancy and Oscar Vest.

 

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_____, MS—_____ November 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Services for George Bedford Alford, retired carpenter, were held Saturday at Temple Baptist Church. Mr. Alford, who was 88, died Friday night [November 1] at Coahoma County Hospital in Clarksdale after a long illness.

            He leaves two sons, Jack Alford of Cleveland and A.E. Alford of Steel, Mo.; five daughters, Mrs. Gertie Findley and Mrs. Robert Bible, both of Greenville; Mrs. Joe W. Davis of Baton Rouge, Mrs. Holland Pounds of Highland, Calif., and Mrs. Vick Huckaba of La Mirada, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Callie Ray of Jackson.

 

Children of George Bedford Alford, taken on the day of his funeral, 3 November 1968, in front of the home of Gertie Alford Findley in Greenville, MS.

 

Standing left to right: Juanita Alford Bible, Gertie Ellen Alford Findley Langley, Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis, Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba, Blanche Alford Pounds

In front of sisters, left to right: Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford and Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford

Mattie Alberta “Berta,” Blanche, and Arthur “Bud” are children of George’s first wife, Paris Shine Alford

Juanita, Gertie, Ruby, and Jack are children of George’s second wife, Myrtle Mae Berry Alford

 

Photos from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 Apr 1880 and, incorrectly, that he died 15 Nov 1968.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Myrtle Mae Berry Alford; children Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford, Gertie Ellen Alford Findley Langley, and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis; and siblings Cora Lee Alford Parham, James Oscar Alford, John W. Alford, and Samuel Walter Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Paris Shine Alford Jennings; and son Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford in Missouri Obituaries; of his daughter Juanita Wasson Alford Bible in Colorado Obituaries; of his daughter Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries; and of his daughter Blanche Alford Pounds in Arizona Obituaries.

            George Bedford was the son of Patrick “Paddy” Alford and Emma White. He married (1) Paris Shine 1904 in Carroll Co., and (2) Myrtle Mae Berry 1915.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George Bedford 1880 MS1, Patrick 1841 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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GEORGE DANIEL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 15 September 2005

 

PEARL—George Daniel “Dan” Alford, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood. Visitation is 5–8 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel with burial in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.

 

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Photos from Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Pearl, Rankin Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Feb 1934, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, Ellis Ray Alford; and brother James Nelson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: George Daniel 1934 MS1, Ellis Ray 1909 MS2, John Lee 1890 MS3, John H. 1868 AL4, S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

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GEORGE DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

[George died in FL, possibly while traveling, and was apparently living in AL, but we are publishing his obituary here because he had close ties to MS.]

 

Photo sent by his niece Brianne Gray – used with permission

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 30 June 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

WINONA [Montgomery Co.]—Services for George Douglas Alford, 53, of Robertsdale [Baldwin Co.], Ala., who died of complications from an aneurysm Tuesday, June 28, 2005, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oliver Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was a salesman. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Coila Baptist Church [Carroll Co., MS].

            He is survived by a daughter, Morgan Alford of Monroe, La.; five sons, Steve Alford of El Dorado, Ark., Ben Alford of Monroe, Shawn Alford of Sterling Heights, Mich., Wesley Alford of Auburn Hills, Mich., and Chris Alford of Fenton, Mich.; his mother, Lucille Alford of Coila; one sister, Ann Gray of Sterling Heights; two brothers, the Rev. Floyd Alford and Robert Alford, both of Coila; and one grandchild....

            Burial will be in Coila Cemetery.

 

Photo from Coila Cemetery, Coila, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Frankie Lucilla Hutchinson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George Douglas 1951 MS1, Floyd Diggs 1914 MS2, William Cothern 1879 MS3, John Walter 1848 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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GEORGE HOWARD ALFORD, JR.

 

From AAFA files

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 8 September 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            George H. Alford, 78, of Robin Drive, a retired loan processor for the Veterans Administration, died of heart failure Tuesday [September 8]at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

            Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park....

            A Chicago native, Mr. Alford was reared in Texas and Mississippi. He had lived in Jackson since 1946. He attended public schools in Dallas and Hattiesburg. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and his law degree from the former Jackson School of Law. He did graduate work at Tulane University and Louisiana State University.

            Mr. Alford retired from the Veterans Administration in 1978 as acting chief of loan processing in Mississippi. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a deacon, teacher of the men’s bible class, and former director of the Baptist Training Union at First Baptist Church. He was a Mason and former chairman of the Pack Committee of the Cub Scouts of America. He also was a member and past national vice president of the National Federation of Federal Employees.

            Survivors include: wife, Katherine P.; son, Randall “Randy” P. Alford of Kingsport, Tenn.; sister, Mildred A. Day of McComb; and two grandchildren....

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Nov 1913, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Katherine Prisock Alford; parents, George Howard Alford Sr. and Mayme Indiana Simmons Alford; sister Mildred Indiana Alford Ellzey Stiers Day; and his sister Lura’s husband, Luther Wroten Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Percy Knapp Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            In 1920, Dallas Precinct 33, Dallas Co., TX, George H. Alford Jr., age 6 IL, is living with his parents, George H. Alford, 45 MS, and Mamie 41 MS, and 4 siblings, all b. in MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: George Howard 1913 IL1, George Howard 1875 MS2, Jeptha Josephus 1854 LA3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GEORGE HOWARD ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Geary Simmons Alford, AAFA #0312, and Margaret Jean Alford, AAFA #0282

Great-Grandfather of Howard Wroten Alford, AAFA #0547

 

Photo from Diversified Farming In The Cotton Belt, by George Howard Alford (1914)

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 21 April 1958

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mayme Indiana Simmons Alford; and children George Howard Alford Jr. and Mildred Indiana Alford Ellzey Stiers Day in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Percy Knapp Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: George Howard 1875 MS1, Jeptha Josephus 1854 LA2, Ira Payne 1822 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GEORGE KENNETH ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 14 July 2008

 

            George Kenneth “Frog” Alford, 74, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at Baptist Memorial in Oxford. (Wells, 662-563-5700).

 

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Wells Funeral Home

Jackson, MS—_____July 2008

 

 

            George Kenneth “Frog” Alford, 74, of Batesville [Panola Co.], Mississippi passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008 at Baptist Memorial North Mississippi Hospital of Oxford, Mississippi. Visitation will be Monday, July 14, 2008 at 1:00 to 3: 00 P.M. Funeral services at 3:00 P.M. at Wells Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Curtis Union Cemetery….. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

            Pallbearers are Monty Vaughn, James Gaters, Buddy Sorrells, Jason Sorrells, Ronnie Hopper, Randy Elmore and Andrew Sorrells.

            Mr. Alford was born January 23, 1934 in Carthage, Mississippi to James E. Alford and Jenny Quick Alford. He also was retired from Poloron and as a retail Owner and Operator of Alford Grocery in Curtis Community and a United States Army Veteran.

            He is survived by his wife Lesa McCain Alford of Batesville, Mississippi; Two daughters Deborah Alford Brewer and Margaret Alford Nix both of Batesville, Mississippi; son Kenneth W. Alford of Batesville, Mississippi; Two Sisters Melba Alford Eichelberger of Walnut Grove, Mississippi and Nancy Alford Greer of Carthage, Mississippi; six grandchildren Brian Brewer, Chad Brewer, Amber Alford, Cody Alford, Charley Ann Nix, Olivia Nix Estridge and two great-grandchildren Jay Brewer and Emma Raye Estridge.

 

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Photo from Curtis Union Church Memorial Cemetery, Panola Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Parrish, AAFA #1254

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brothers J.C. Alford (where he is George Keith Alford), James Odell Alford, Marvin Webb Alford, and Ray Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            George had 2 Alford lines: he was the son of Egbert J. Alford [James E. Alford in this obituary] and Gennie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and William Wiseman “Banjo” Quick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: George Kenneth 1934 MS1, Egbert J. 1896 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            His maternal Alford lineage, from his grandmother: Frances Vashti 1872 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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GERTIE ELLEN ALFORD FINDLEY LANGLEY

Mother of Sharon Lynn Findley Harper, AAFA #1383

 

Photo from Sharon Harper, AAFA #1383

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Monday, 26 May 2008

 

OCEAN SPRINGS—Graveside services for Gertie Alford Langley, 90, of Vancleave, and formerly of Greenville were Saturday in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Ocean Springs. She died [Fridday] May 23, 2008, at River Chase Village Nursing Home, Gautier. Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Langley was born on May 3, 1918, in Carroll County, the daughter of the late George Bedford Alford and Myrtle Mae Berry. She graduated from Vaiden High School and spent most of her adult life in Greenville, where she retired from Mohasco/Greenville Mill. Upon her second marriage to the late George William Langley, she moved to Wiggins and from there made her last home in Vancleave.

            She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Arold Abraham Alford and Arthur Edward Alford.

            Survivors include her only daughter, Sharon Findley Harper (William Thomas) of Vancleave, and three loving grandchildren, Louisa H. Miller (Scott), William Blackburn Harper and Matthews Howard Harper; and four sisters, Alberta A. Huckaba of Menden, Nev., Blanche A. Pounds of Prescott, Ariz., Ruby Nell A. Davis of Baton Rouge, La., and Juanita A. Bible of Siloam Springs, Ark.

            View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.

 

Photo from Crestlawn Memorial Park, Ocean Springs, Jackson Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Carol Lowery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gertie A. Langley (SS# issued in MS), last residence Ocean Springs, Jackson Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Bedford Alford and Myrtle Mae Berry Alford; and siblings Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Juanita Wasson Alford Bible in Colorado Obituaries; of her half-brother Arthur Edwin Alford and stepmother, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, in Missouri Obituaries; of her half-sister Blanche Alford Pounds in Arizona Obituaries; and of her half-sister Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            Gertie’s first husband was Tom Bartley Findley, father of Sharon Findley Harper, who contributed information about her family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Gertie Ellen 1918 MS1, George Bedford 1880 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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GLADYS ALFORD BARNES

Aunt of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 June 1988

 

 

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Photo from Silver Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Dykes Crossing, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys A. Barnes (SS# issued in MS), last residence Osyka, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Martin Edgar Alford and Laura Jane McDaniel Alford; and siblings Dalton William Alford, Donnis Alford Lutrick, Dora Dot Alford Howell, Floyd Wesley Alford, Harold Edgar Alford, and Maybelle Alford Schorle in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Gladys 1910 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GLADYS ALFORD HELMINIAK

 

PORTAGE COUNTY GAZETTE

Stevens Point, Portage Co., WI—_____ July 2000

 

            Gladys Helminiak, 75, Walnut Grove, Miss., a former Stevens Point resident and mother of three Portage County residents, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss.

            Services were held Friday at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage, Miss.

            Mrs. Helminiak was born May 12, 1925, in Leek County, Miss., a daughter of the late Egbert and Gennie (Kuick) Alford.

            She lived in Stevens Point until about two or three years ago.

            Survivors include two sons, James and Walter, both of Stevens Point; three daughters, Betty Lou Kudronowicz, Amherst Junction, Darlene Zbonack, Tucson, Ariz., and Sandy Thom, Walnut Grove, Miss.; three brothers, JC. Alford, Carthage, Miss., George Alford, Batesville, Miss., and James H. Alford, Taos, N.M.; two sisters, Jean Eichelberger, Walnut Grove, Miss., and Nancy Greer, Forest, Miss.; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys Helminiak (SS# issued in MS), last residence Walnut Grove, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her brothers George Kenneth Alford, J.C. Alford, James Odell Alford, Marvin Webb Alford, and Ray Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            3/10/2015: The funeral home confirmed that Gladys was cremated, location of ashes unknown.

            Gladys had 2 Alford lines: she was the daughter of Egbert J. Alford and Gennie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and William Wiseman “Banjo” Quick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her paternal lineage: Ray Wilson 1935 MS1, Egbert J. 1896 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her maternal Alford lineage, from his grandmother: Frances Vashti 1872 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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GLADYS ESTELLE ALFORD WILSON

Aunt of Carolyn Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Tuesday, 25 May 2004

 

            Gladys Alford Wilson, age 96, died May 21, 2004 at Hattiesburg Convalescent Center, Hattiesburg, MS. As she had requested, her body was donated to the University of MS Medical Center in Jackson. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Bartow, FL, with burial in Shreveport, LA.

            She was born July 31, 1907 in Florence, MS and was preceded in death by her husband, Drew Wilson, Sr., parents Reverend Joseph Martin Alford and Carrie Weiland Alford, one brother and four sisters.

            Survivors include her son Drew Wilson, Jr., and wife Lelia, of Hattiesburg, MS and daughter, Beverly W. Albritton of Bartow, FL, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

            Mrs. Wilson was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Methodist Church. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Longview, Texas for over sixty years devoting her life to teaching young children. She served several terms as president of United Methodist Women, also served within the Nursery Department for forty-eight years and, at the age of sixty-eight, helped organize the church’s first Mother’s Day Out program, serving as director for fifteen years. In addition to serving as president of PTA, she was an active member of Shakespeare Club and Longview Music Club, participating in both of these groups for more than forty-five years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bartow, FL for twelve years and lived in Hattiesburg for the last two years.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys A. Wilson (SS# issued in TX).

            We included the obituaries of her father, Joseph Martin Alford; and sisters Carrie Mae Alford Adger and Jo Martin Alford Masingill in Louisiana Obituaries; and of her siblings Bertha Lucille Alford McClelland, Mary Eliza Alford Foye, and Needham Edgar Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Her parents were Joseph Martin Alford and Carrie Eliza Weiland. We published an extensive history of this family in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998, “Joseph Martin Alford, 1870–1963.”

            Her lineage: Gladys Estelle 1907 MS1, Joseph Martin 1870 LA2, Needham Edwin 1845 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GLEN CAMPBELL ALFORD

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 11 December 1973

 

            Glen C. Alford, 63, of 222 Ellis Avenue, died Monday morning [December 10] Veterans Hospital following an illness of a few months.

            Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday from Wright and Ferguson Chapel…. Burial: Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

            Survivors: his wife, the former M.L. Conerly; two sisters, Mrs. Ed McDonald, Pascagoula and Mrs. Vera King, Raymond; five brothers, Reuben Alford. Jackson, Herbert Alford, Raymond, Julius Alford, Greenwood, S.C., J.K. Alford, Clarksdale, and T.J. Alford, New Orleans, La.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 May 1911 [sic] and died _____ Dec 1973, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret L. Conerly Alford Underwood; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            It appears that his birthdate is incorrect on his gravestone.

            In 1920, Perry Co., MS:

 

Harvey Alford   head            50         MS US US

Daisy                  wife             42         MS MS MS

Julius                  son               15         MS MS MS

Vera Sue            dau              17         MS MS MS

Rae                     son               12         MS MS MS

Vermel               dau              10         MS MS MS

Glynn                son                8         MS MS MS

Keith                  son                 5         MS MS MS

Reuben               son      3-11/12         MS MS MS

Sarah Taylor       aunt             68         MA TN MS

 

            In 1930, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS:

 

H.W. Alford      head            60         MS MS MS

Daisey D.           wife             53         MS MS MS

Sam D.               son               30         MS MS MS

Glenn C.            son              20         MS MS MS

Gordon K.          son               16         MS MS MS

Reubin S.           son               14         MS MS MS

Marion H.           son                 6         MS MS MS

 

In the same residence is the family of Harvey’s son Julius A. Alford.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Glen Campbell 1911 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GLENN DANIEL ALFORD, JR.

 

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Photo from McDonald Funeral Home

 

PICAYUNE ITEM

Picayune, Pearl River Co., MS—Thursday, 14 February 2008

 

 

            Memorial services will be held Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the McDonald Funeral Home Chapel for Glenn D. Alford, Jr., 60, of Carriere [Pearl River Co.] who passed away Sunday, February 10, 2008 in Carriere [Pearl River Co.]. Arrangements are under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home, Picayune….

            A native of Bogalusa, La., he was an Instrumentation Technician for the space shuttle and a member of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include: his wife, Liska Alford of Carriere; two children, Wade Alford and his wife, Ashley, of Picayune and Jennifer Alford of Picayune; one grandchild, Devin Frierson; three sisters, Betty Ann Walters of Franklinton, La., Julia Graham of Franklinton, and Linda Cummins of Slidell, La….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glen D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 January 1948.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage, from AAFA records: Glenn Daniel 1948 LA1, Glenn Daniel 1907 LA2, Daniel P. 1886 LA3, Willis Jacob 1847 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GLENN WARREN ALFORD

Brother of Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees, AAFA #0457

Uncle of Ralph Alford Jr., AAFA #0746, Willie Marshall Alford Jr., AAFA #0135, and David Randall Alford, AAFA #0502

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 17 May 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989 [not verbatim, but we have since obtained the complete text]

 

            Glen W. Alford, 75, of 621 Hill Dr., a retired nursing assistant for Veterans Administration, died of respiratory arrest Sunday [May 14] at Veterans Administration Memorial Hospital.

            Services are 10 a.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Crystal Springs.

            Mr. Alford had lived in the Jackson area most of his life.

            Mr. Alford, U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, served in the military for 21 years. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and West Jackson Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Carlene; son, Benjamin Glenn Alford of Jackson; daughters, Melonie Tomlinson of Clinton, Glenda Slough of New Haven, Conn., Wanda Walters of Redfield, Ark. and Betty Fisher of Frankfurt, Germany; brothers Marshall Alford of Bradenton, Fla., Elbert Alford and Sidney Alford, both of Jackson; sisters, Annette Ingram of Crystal Springs and Marguerite Bishop, Mary Edwards, Sweet Pea Dees and Susie Conley, all of Jackson; and eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown, but probably:

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ May 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Glenn Warren Alford, 75, of Jackson, died May 14, 1989, at Veterans Administration Hospital.

            A native of Jackson, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Alford of Crystal Springs. He retired from the United States Army in 1957 after serving 21 years. He was stationed in Hawaii in 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese and was one of five brothers serving their country during World War II. After his retirement he returned to the Jackson area and worked as a nursing assistant until he retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital.

            He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the West Jackson Baptist Church.

            Services were held May 17 from Baldwin-Lee Funeral Chapel in Jackson.... Interment was in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Crystal Springs.

            Survivors include his wife, Carlene; son, Benjamin of Jackson; daughters, Melonie Tomlinson of Clinton, Glenda Slough of New Haven, Conn., Wanda Walters of Redfield, Ark., and Betty Fisher of Frankfurt, Germany; brothers, Marshall Alford of Bradenton, Fla., Elbert and Sidney Alford of Jackson; sisters, Annette Ingram of Crystal Springs, Marguerite Bishop, Mary Edwards, “Sweet Pea” Dees and Susie Conley, all of Jackson; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

 

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Photo from County Line Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph Middlebrooks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 March 1914.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Carlene Vicy Primm Alford; parents, Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby Alford; and siblings Mary Mae Alford Edwards, Robert Sidney Alford, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Alford Dees in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Willie Marshall Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            His first name is misspelled in the first obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Glenn Warren 1914 MS1, Nathan Bell 1886 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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GLENNETTE ROSE MARIE ALFORD CURRY

 

Young & Young Funeral Home

Hartsville, Darlington Co., SC—_____ March 2013

 

Glenette Rose  Alford-Curry

 

            Funeral service for Glenette [sic] Alford Curry will be Saturday 2:00 .p.m. at Harold L. & Dorothy J. Young Memorial Chapel. Burial will be GreenLawn Cemetery directed by Young & Young Home of Hartsville [Darlington Co.]….

            Life then began for Glennette Rose Marie Alford-Curry on May 8, 1952, and she was the second eldest daughter born to the late Aaron Alford, Sr. and Lillian Fulwood Alford.

            Glennette ascended with the Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

            At an early age, Glennette embraced Christ and became a member of the Sixth Street Church of God, Hartsville, South Carolina. Whenever she would return home to visit she would visit the family church and reminisce with family, and old acquaintances. After locating to the Louisiana/Mississippi area she worshipped, and assisted many ministries within the Louisiana/Mississippi area, after being lead by the Holy Spirit she connected with the saints at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Pearlington [Hancock Co.], MS. As a member she served in the following capacities: the Pastors’ Aide Ministry & The Building Fund Committee. She was also a member of Sisters On One Accord. She was the Co-coordinator of Sisters’ Keeper of South Carolina.

            Glennette received her formal education in the public schools of Hartsville and was a 1970 graduate of Butler High School. Upon completion of High she attended Morris College, Sumter, SC and received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mathematics.

            Glennette’s employment began with the Federal Government in Washington, DC, and she later transferred to The Naval Oecanographic Center as a Computer Specialist for NASA Stennis Space Center, Ms. Glennette retired in 2009 with 33 years of service.

            After retiring she employed with Pearlington Water and Sewer District of Pearlington, MS and was the very first employee and the Office Manager, she was also employed with H&R Block for 18 years as a Tax Preparer until her demise. She received several commendations from the Department of the Navy and other community and church affiliations.

            Glennette was preceded in death by: her father, Aaron Alford, Sr.; two brothers, Aaron Alford, Jr., and Weldon Alford; and a brother-in-law, Curtis Washington.

            Glennette leaves to cherish her fond and loving memories: her husband: Calvin Curry of Pearlington, MS; a stepson; Lydell Curry (Melinda Bourgeois) Columbus, GA and Kiln, MS; a step granddaughter: Zoie Deslandes of Columbus, GA; her mother: Lillian F. Alford of Marion, SC; three sisters: Jackie Washington; Beulah (Ronald) Mumford both of Hartsville, SC; Pastor Deloris A. (Michael) Duncan of Marion, SC; two brothers: Issiah “Pete” Alford (Denise Parker) Washington, DC; and Kenneth (Carry) Alford, McBee, SC; three godsons; Kerton L. Washington of Charlotte, NC; Jared and Jason Holland of Mobile, AL; A nephew/son: John Quenlen Duncan of Marion, SC; One aunt: Minnie Lee George of Lamar, SC and One uncle: Joseph (Juanita) Fulwood of Baltimore, MD; Two special sisters: Inez Kelly and Margie Jackson of Hartsville, SC; Special friends: Ms. Alverta “Kitty” Bolden of Picayune, MS; Richardo “Rick” Armstrong; Diane (Joe) Burton; and Rose Jackson all of Pearlington, MS; Minister Connie Lyons of Bay St. Louis, MS; Lloyd (Karen) Johnston, Waveland; George (Debbie) Oliver, Atlanta, GA; Pastor Phil (Nancy) Banks, Mansfield, OH; and Harriett Holland, Mobile, AL; a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and supportive friends.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Hartsville, Darlington Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Holter

 

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

            Her name is either Glenette or Glennette, spelled both ways in the obituary and Glenette on her gravestone.

 

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GLENNIS DWAYNE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 23 April 2011

 

            Glennis Dwayne Alford, 45, surrounded by his family, went home to be with his Lord Thursday, April 21, 2011. Visitation is today at 10:00 at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence, followed by an 11:00 service.

            Dwayne received the Holy Ghost February 3, 2008. He was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Nashville, TN. Dwayne worked as a plumber. He was an avid fisherman, NASCAR fan and an all around sports fan.

            Dwayne is survived by his wife of 16 years, Teresa Tanksley Alford; son, Chas Ball (Jana); stepson, Steve Ball; parents George and Judy Alford; sisters, Theresa Hutchinson, Lisa Pitts, Kathy (Link) Holcomb, Connie Attia; brothers George (Bubba) Alford, Jr., Stevie Alford, Sparticus Alford, D’Artagman (Jessie) Alford; grandchildren, Lexi, Maison and Brooklyn Ball; a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Trust Fund of Dwayne Alford at any Bancorp South Bank.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glennis D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Sept 1965, last residence Florence, Rankin Co., MS.

 

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GORDON KEITH ALFORD

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 6 February 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

CLARKSDALE [Coahoma Co.]—Gordon Keith “Pete” Alford, 77, a retired house painter, died of cancer Tuesday [February 5] at Riveroaks Nursing Home in Clarksdale.

            Graveside services are 1 p.m. today at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Clarksdale. National Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a Clarksdale native, was a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include: brother, Herbert Alford of Jackson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gordon K. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 March 1914.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Moselle Lofton Alford; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            In 1938 Gordon shot and killed his wife, Moselle Lofton Alford. He was sentenced to life in prison.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 21 June 1938

 

 

            He was apparently released from prison, when he married Ramona Copeland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Gordon Keith 1914 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GRACE CLAUDINE MCNEIL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 27 June 2008

 

            Mrs. Grace Claudine Alford, 82, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at her home. Funeral services were Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Lakewood Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints, Clinton Ward.

            She is survived by four daughters, Linda Faye Alford, Patricia Jean Keith, both of Jackson, Sherry Anne Mahaffey, Monticello, MS, and Nancy Grace Gordon, Clinton, MS; a brother, James Allen McNeil, Jackson, MS; 18 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 January 1926.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Hugh Alford Jr; and sons James Ray Alford and Aubrey Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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GROVER CLEVELAND ALFORD

 

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Photo from mlhueyfamily’s [or your name’s] Mississippi Roots Smith/Woods/Trotter Tree (Ancestry)

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Monday, 8 June 1959

 

            Funeral services for Grover Cleveland Alford, 66, Route Two, Hollandale, who died suddenly in his home at 7:25 p.m. Sunday will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Place of services has not yet been announced. National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born in Holmes County and has been a member of the James community for the past 18 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ola Lee Alford, two sons H.E. Alford, Greenville, C.H, Alford, Greenville, two step-sons, Clyde Moseley, New Orleans, and Virgil White, Greenwood, a step-daughter, Mrs. C.C. Trotter, Hollandale, a brother, J.L. Alford, Indianola, three sisters, Mrs. Frank Pruitt, Rolling Fork, Mrs. R.E. Carson, Tampa, Florida, Mrs. J.E. Steward, Leland and seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Herman E. “Bud” Alford; and siblings Bonnie Lee Alford Stewart, James Leonard Alford, Rosie Mae Alford Henderson Prewitt, and Thelma Eudora Alford Carson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Grover Cleveland 1892 MS1, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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GWENDOLYN POOLE THOMAS ALFORD

Wife of Herman Woodrow Alford, AAFA #0068

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ April 1996

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Services for Gwendolyn Poole Alford will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 81, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 7, 1996, at her home.

            She was a native of Marion, Ala., where she graduated from Perry County High School, then attended Judson College and graduated from the University of Alabama. She taught public school in Rosedale and Jackson before moving to Philadelphia where she taught for numerous years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia where she taught Sunday School for numerous years. She was the Women’s Missionary Union Director for numerous years and a charter member of the Neshoba County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member and past president of the Philadelphia Women’s Club.

            Survivors include two sons, Patrick T. Alford of Gautier and Herman W. Alford Jr. of Philadelphia; a daughter, Janne Thomas of Philadelphia; a sister, Lila Thomas Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Alford Sr....

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LWB

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gwendolyn T. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 Aug 1914.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Herman Woodrow Alford; and her daughter Janne Alford Thomas in this compilation.

 

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HARLIE EUGENE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 9 January 1956

 

            Harlie Eugene Alford, 24 day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Alford, of Byram [Hinds Co.], died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday [January 7] at the Baptist Hospital after an illness of two weeks.

            Survivors include his parents, two brothers, John Edward and Thomas Allen Alford, both of Byram; two sisters, Carrie Jean and Peggy Sue Alford also of Byram; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Alford of Boyle, Miss.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the graveside at Lakewood Memorial Park, with the Rev. Henry J. Bennett, pastor of the Byram Baptist Church officiating. Remains will be at the Baldwin Funeral Home until the service hour.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Billie Alford and Janie Allen Alford; and sister Carrie Jean Alford Durphy in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harlie Eugene 1955 MS1, Billie 1922 MS2, Harry Edward 1885 MS3, Theodore 1839 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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HARLON ALFORD

 

From THE COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS, Columbia, Marion Co., MS, 10 November 2011

In “Salute to Our Veterans” section

 

Hartman Hughes Capps Funeral Home

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—_____ November 2012

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Harlon Alford, 87, will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, November 18, 2012 from the Shiloh Baptist Church…. Mr. Alford, a resident of Foxworth, died at the Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg on Friday, November 16, 2012.

            He was born February 18, 1925 in Magnolia, Mississippi, the son of the late Hope and Fannie Brumfield Alford. He was a farmer, a cabinet maker, a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. Mr. Alford also enjoyed gardening. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Neloise Andrews Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by one son and his wife, James “Jimmy” and StevieNell Alford of Foxworth, Mississippi. One daughter, Judy Burch of Tylertown. One sister, Laura Quin of Columbia, Mississippi. Three grandchildren: Jamie and wife, Lori, Burch; Christi and husband, Jeffrey Johnson; and Dusty Burch. Four great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be: Dusty Burch; Jamie Burch; Jeffrey Johnson;

            Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia, Mississippi with Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

            Visitation on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 5 till 9 P.M. at the funeral home and at Shiloh Baptist Church after 9:30 A.M. on Sunday, November 18, 2012.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Columbia, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fortenberry Ramshur

Photo posted 27 Feb 2013

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Neloise Andrews Alford, in this compilation.

            Harlon was the son of Hope Garrett Alford and Fannie Brumfield. They married 18 July 1920 in Walthall Co., MS.

            In 1930 they are in Beat 2, Pike Co., MS: Hope Alford 35; his wife Frances 30; and son Harlan 4-3/12. All and their parents were b. in MS. Hope was age 25 and Frances 20 at first marriage. This family is incorrectly designated as an African-American family on this census

            In 1920 (Jan 14), Beat 4, Walthall Co., MS, Hope, age, age 20, is with his parents, J.R. and Laura Alford, and 9 siblings. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1910 this family is in Beat 2, Pike Co., MS: John Alford, age 52, first marriage 24 years; his wife Laura 42, 13 children, 12 living; and the 12 children, including Hope 12.

            In 1900 the family is in Beat 3, Pike Co., MS: John R. Alford, age 41 b. Apr 1859, m. 13 years; his wife Laura 30 b. Sept 1869, 7 children, 7 living; and 7 children, youngest: Hope 2 b. May 1898. All were b. in MS.

            John Raymond Alford married Laura Daniels on 23 Sept 1886 in Pike Co., MS.

            On Hope Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he is age 18 living in Walthall Co., MS. He says he was born 20 May 1899.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Harlon 1925 MS1, Hope Garrett 1899 MS2, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HAROLD DANVERS ALFORD

Uncle of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295; and John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

Photo from ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL, McComb, Pike Co., MS—31 August 1951

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 24 October 1974

 

            Harold D. Alford, 63, brother of J. Burton and J.W. Alford of McComb, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Hinds General Hospital following an apparent heart attack suffered Sunday at his home in Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson with Dr. James K. Stuart of Capital Street Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services will be held at noon Friday in Hollywood Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements….

            Mr. Alford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Alford, was a native of McComb. He was a past master of the McComb City Masonic Lodge and was co-owner of a home furnishings store in McComb for a number of years.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anne Alford, Jackson; one daughter, Mrs. Ava Compton, Dallas, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Anderson Baker, Hattiesburg; two brothers, J. Burton Alford and J.W. Alford, both of McComb, and four grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 Feb 1911 and died _____ Oct 1974, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Ava Burton Hewitt Alford; father, James Barney Alford; and siblings Hazel Louise Alford Walcott, James Burton Alford Sr., John Warner Alford Sr., and Myrtis Alford Baker in this compilation. We included the obituary of his second wife, Ann McCarty Wilson Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Harold Danvers 1911 MS1, James Barney 1870 MS2, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HAROLD EDGAR ALFORD

Uncle of Harold Ralph Howell, AAFA #1538

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 18 May 1986

 

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Photo from their gravestone

 

 

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Photo from Silver Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Progress, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Ellzey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Martin Edgar Alford and Laura Jane McDaniel Alford; and siblings Dalton William Alford, Donnis Alford Lutrick, Dora Dot Alford Howell, Floyd Wesley Alford, and Gladys Alford Barnes, and Maybelle Alford Schorle in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Randall Harold Alford; and brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Harold Edgar 1930 MS1, Martin Edgar 1884 MS2, Needham W. 1848 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HARRELL OVEAD “H.O.” ALFORD

AAFA #0445

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—Friday, 30 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Alford, Harrell Ovead—A retired minister of United Pentecostal Church, International, he died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1996, at 2:15 p.m. at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. He was a U.S. Army medical technician and veteran of World War II. Visiting at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, Pearl, Miss., 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at the funeral home 8:30 a.m. until the Homecoming Service at First Pentecostal Church, 3425 Robinson St., Jackson, Miss., Services at the church at 10 a.m. Saturday.... Graveside services at Floral Hills Memorial Cemetery, Pearl.

            Survived by wife, Annie L. Alford, Pelahatchie, Miss.; five sons, Ovead Alford, Jr., Sumter, S.C., the Rev. Sidney Alford, Cleveland, Ohio, Fred Alford, Jackson, Miss., Garry Paul Alford, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and David Alford, Galvez; six daughters, Gwendolyn A. Nickens, Galvez, Marita Phillips, Thaxton, Miss., Deborah Jones, Pelahatchie, Miss., Rhoda Spence, Galvez, Angela May, El Dorado, Kan,. and Joyce Laverne Neal, Morton, Miss.; his children’s spouses, A.J. Nickens, Arthur Phillips, Charlotte Alford, Donna Alford, Liz Alford, Cynthia Alford, Seth Jones, Alan Spence, Randy May, Denise Alford and David Neal; 28 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Hosea Alvie Alford, Troy, Ill.

            Preceded in death by parents, Fred and Viola Alford, Ferriday; three brothers L.V. Alford, Ferriday, Earl and Carl Dyer; two sisters, Agnes Grangier and Bertis Deshotels, Oakdale; and a granddaughter, Adina Gayle Alford.

            He was a pastor emeritus and member of First Apostolic Church of Pelahatchie which he founded and pastored some years ago. He was a minister of the Gospel for 57 years, pastoring four churches, Galvez Pentecostal Church, Galvez, Polkville Pentecostal Church, Polkville, First Apostolic Church, Pelahatchie, and Thaxton Pentecostal Church, Thaxton, Miss. He was founder of First Apostolic Church of Pelahatchie and Thaxton Pentecostal Church.

 

In another article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 30 August 1996

 

PELAHATCHIE [Rankin Co.]—The Rev. Harrell O. Alford, 75, a retired minister, died Wednesday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson from complications of a stroke....

            The Rev. Alford was a Louisiana native and a member of First Apostolic Church, where he formerly served as minister and pastor emeritus. In his 57 years of ministry, he ministered four churches: Galvez Pentecostal Church in Galvez, La.; Polkville Pentecostal Church in Polkville; First Apostolic Church in Pelahatchie; and Thaxton Pentecostal Church, from which he retired. He moved to Pelahatchie in 1962 from Polkville. He returned to Pelahatchie in 1992. He founded First Apostolic Church in Pelahatchie and Thaxton Pentecostal Church. He was a World War II Army veteran, serving as a medical technician.

            Survivors include: wife, Annie; daughters, Marita Phillips of Thaxton, Deborah Jones of Pelahatchie, Joyce Laverne Neal of Morton, Gwendolyn Nickens and Rhoda Annette Spence, both of Galvez, La., and Angela May of Eldorado, Kan.; sons, Fred Alford of Jackson, Ovead Alford Jr. of Sumter, S.C., Sidney Alford of Cleveland, Ohio, Garry Paul Alford of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and David Alford of Galvez; brother, Hosea Alvis Alford of Troy, Ill.; and 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Floral Hills Memory Gardens, Pearl, Rankin Co., MS,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harrell O. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 31 May 1921.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Laverne Whatley Alford; daughter Deborah Donita Alford; and granddaughter Adina Gayle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Sidney M. Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            Fred Harrell Alford (1889–1953) and his son Luther V. Alford (1923–1973) are buried in Natchez City Cemetery, Adams Co., MS.

            Fred and Viola Alford’s family is listed on the 1930 census in Police Jury Ward 4 (E.D. 5), Catahoula Parish, LA, dwelling #47: Fred Alford, log woods labor age 33 b. MS; his wife Viola 45 LA; and sons, all b. LA: Harold 8, Luther 6, and Alva 3-6/12. Fred was age 21 and Viola was 33 at first marriage. Fred served in WWI.

            Although Fred reports his age as 33 on the 1930 census, AAFA’s records from his son H.O. Alford say his father was Fred Harrell Alford, born 29 Jan 1889 and died 3 June 1956. His wife was Viola Bayham.

            On the WWI Draft Registration Card for Fred Alford [Ancestry], he is age 27, a single civil engineer helper living in Oakdale, Allen Parish., LA. He says he was b. 28 Jan 1889 in Osyka, MS.

            Fred’s parents were Abraham and Rufina P. Alford. On the 1900 census Freddie H., age 11 b. Jan 1889 in MS, is listed with them and his siblings in Washington Parish, LA.

            Abraham was the son of _____ Alford and Matilda _____. AAFA’s most current information on this family is in the Spring 2004 issue, “Known Descendants of Matilda and her Unknown Alford Husband” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            Matilda was born about 1811 in SC. She was enumerated in 1850 and 1860 Pike County, MS. In 1850, apparently not long after the loss of her husband, she was living about three houses from Edwin B. Alford. It is thought that Matilda may have been the widow of one of Edwin Alford’s brothers. Early tabulations of the family listed sons Jacob, Moses, and Warren, and we have never been able to prove such a connection on any of them.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His probable Alford lineage: Harrell Ovead 1921 LA1, Fred Harrell 1889 MS2, Abraham 1844 MS3, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)4.

 

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HARRIETTE ALFORD BRANDAU

Sister of Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—_____ May 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Harriette Alford Brandau, 51, wife of John Brandau, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Thweatt-King Funeral Chapel Home.... Interment was in the New Cleveland Cemetery with Thweatt-King in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Brandau died Saturday [May 1] at 8:18 a.m. in the East Bolivar County Hospital following a lengthy illness.

            A native of Bolivar County, she was born in Skene April 17, 1920 and attended Skene and Rosedale schools. She was engaged in business with her husband in the Radio Center. She was a member of the Yale Street Baptist Church.

            Survivors are her husband, John Brandau of Cleveland; her mother Mrs. Carrie Stanford Alford of Cleveland; two brothers Billy Alford of Jackson and Edgar Earl Alford of Bossier City, LA; two sisters Mrs. Vick Kober of Jackson and Mrs. Henry Gilmer of Memphis; three nephews, Lt. James E. Alford, Valdosta, Ga., John Alford and Tommy Alford of Jackson; six nieces, Mrs. Zada G. Wheatley and Mrs. Ann G. Bridges of Memphis, Mrs. Sylvia G. Gray of Weilerback, Germany, Mrs. Sandra W. Ward of Epswick, England, Mrs. Carrie A. Shoemaker and Miss Peggy Alford of Jackson; seven great nephews and two great nieces.

            Pallbearers were C.T. Stanford, James Walter Stanford, Lamar Stanford, Steve Sizemore, Vince Washington and Clarence Pate.

 

Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ted Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Harry Edward Alford and Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; and her siblings Dorothea Louise Alford Kober and Billie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in Washington Obituaries. We included the obituary of her brother Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Harriette was born April 17, 1920 and married John William Brandau May 7, 1937. A handwritten note on the copy of the printed obituary says May 22, 1971, probably the date of death since it was a Saturday.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Harriette 1920 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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HARRY EDWARD ALFORD

Father of Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

Grandfather of Zada Delores Gilmer Wheatley, AAFA #0630, and Harriet Ann Gilmer Burks, AAFA #0782

Uncle of Theodore “Pete” Alford, AAF #0067

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Thursday, 5 May 1966

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Henry Edward Alford of Cleveland, 80, retired farmer, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Yale Street Baptist Church.... Interment was in the New Cleveland Cemetery with Thweatt Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Monday [May 2] at 9:45 a.m. at his residence here after an illness of four weeks.

            A native of Carroll County, he was schooled there, and married the former Carrie Stanford in 1905. They moved to Holmes County and later to Bolivar County where he engaged in farming until his retirement 13 years ago. He was a member of the Yale Street Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie S. Alford of Cleveland; two sons, Billy Alford of Jackson and Edgar E. Alford of Bossier City, La.; three daughters, Mrs. Vick J. Kober of Jackson, Mrs. Henry Gilmer of Memphis, and Mrs. John Brandeau of Cleveland; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Charles Stanford of Greenville, Earl Washington of Cleveland, Alton Washington of Shaw, Carl Thomas Stanford, James Walter Stanford and Lamar Stanford of Skene, [handwritten notation added:] Clarance Pate and Wilbur Wilson.

 

Photo from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ted Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Oct 1885 and died _____ May 1966, last residence Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; his children Dorothea Louise Alford Kober, Harriette Alford Brandau, and Billie Alford; and his siblings Zachary A. Alford and Josephine Alford Nabors in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in Washington Obituaries; and of his son Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            The only known record where his first name is Henry is his obituary.

            Harry was the son of Theodore Shadron Alford and Harriet Ann Stallings. [Theodore “Pete” Alford, AAFA #0067, questions the middle name “Shadron,” and we are not certain of the source at this writing.] He married Carrie Stelene Stanford January 10, 1906.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harry Edward 1885 MS1, Theodore 1839 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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HARRY GLENN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 20 October 2009

 

            Harry Glenn Alford, 57, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and two children on Monday, October 19, 2009, at home.

            He worked as an electronic technician for the FAA for 36.5 years. He a was veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army and a honorary member of the Arkabutla Fire Dept. He also was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.

            He is survived by his wife, Cynthia D. Alford of Arkabutla, MS; a daughter, Dr. Terri Alford of Winston Salem, NC; a son, Clinton Wade Alford of Olive Branch, MS; his mother, Kathryn Alford of Clinton, MS; two sisters, Elizabeth Milstead of Clinton, MS and Sandy Manuel of Jackson, MS; a brother, Charles Alford of Jackson, MS; and three grandchildren, Bailey Berry, Tristan Alford and Samantha Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Clyde Alford; and two brothers, Terry L. Alford and W.C. “Bill” Alford, Jr.

            Services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Evansville Baptist Church where he was a member. Visitation will be held at the church from 9-10 AM on Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 PM on Wednesday at the Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County, MS.

            Memorials may be sent to Evansville Baptist Church or The Gideons International. Mr. Alford will be missed by all that knew him for his love of people and especially for his quick wit and dry sense of humor.

 

In another article:

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 20 October 2009

 

ARKABUTLA—Harry Glenn Alford, 57, died peacefully surrounded by his wife and two children on October 19, 2009.

            He worked as an electronic technician for the FAA for 36.5 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Army and a honorary member of the Arkabutla Fire Department. He also was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.

            He is survived by his wife, Cynthia D. Alford of Arkabutla, MS; a daughter, Dr. Terri Alford of Winston Salem, NC; a son, Clinton Wade Alford of Olive Branch, MS; his mother, Kathryn Alford of Clinton, MS; two sisters, Elizabeth Milstead of Clinton, MS and Sandy Manuel of Jackson, MS; a brother Charles Alford of Jackson, MS; and three grand-children, Bailey Berry, Tristan Alford and Samantha Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Clyde Alford; and two brothers, Terry L. Alford and W.C. “Bill” Alford, Jr.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 21 at the Evansville Baptist Church, where he was a member. Visitation will be held at the church from 9-10 a.m. on Wednesday. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Scotland Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo County, MS. Memorials may be sent to Evansville Baptist Church or The Gideons International. Mr.

            Alford will be missed by all that knew him for his love of people and especially for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. Pate-Jones Funeral Home (662) 562-4481 [Senatobia, MS].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Feb 1952, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Willie Clyde Alford Sr. and and Kathryn Simmons Alford; and his brother Willie Clyde “Bill” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harry Glenn 1952 MS1, Willie Clyde 1924 MS2, James Leonard 1893 MS3, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS4, Patrick 1841 MS5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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HARVEY F. ALFORD

 

SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 5 November 1935

 

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Leander Raiford Alford; and brother Robert Strickland Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Amanda Sophia Alford Kinabrew in Louisiana Obituaries.

            He was the son of Leander Raiford Alford and Sophronia Curtis Strickland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Harvey F. 1872 MS1, Leander Raiford 1832 MS2, Seaborn John 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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HARVEY WARREN ALFORD

Grandfather of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 30 August 1951

 

            H.W. Alford, 82, a resident of Westhaven boulevard, died at his residence Tuesday [August 28] following an extended illness.

            A retired farmer, he had resided here for eight years coming here from Rankin county where he was born and reared. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist church.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Daisey Williams Alford; nine sons, Glen C., Ruben S., Millard R., J.D., Herbert and Julius A., all of Jackson, T.J. of New Orleans, Sam D. of Biloxi and Keith of Clarksdale; three daughters, Mrs. John E. McDonald of Bolton, Mrs. J.L. Haining of Clarksdale and Mrs. Herbert Beeson of Brookhaven; five half-sisters. Mrs. W.D. Webb of Jackson, Mrs. R.E. Dortch of Jackson, Mrs. W.H. Jones of Luckney , Mrs. E.D. White of Luckney and Mrs. W.B. Coss of Columbus, Ga.; one half-brother, J.R. Hill of Jackson; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held from the Baldwin Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. Thursday…. Interment will be in the Forest Hill cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Daisy Dean Williams Alford; children Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Jacob Dye Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King; and brother Julius Floyd Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and of his son Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From MS Marriages: Harvy Alford married Daisy Williams on 18 Dec 1895 in Rankin Co., MS.

            Harvey is buried next to his wife in Forest Hill Methodist Church Cemetery, Forest Hill, Hinds Co., MS, but their gravestones are nearly illegible.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Harvey Warren 1865 MS1, Jacob A. 1835 AL2, Julius 1803 NC3, Jacob 1781 NC4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HATTIE MAE ALFORD GREGORY

 

[Hattie died in Chicago, IL, but because of her close ties to MS, we are also publishing her obituary here.]

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Thursday, 26 February 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Gregory of Chicago, Ill., 64, former resident of Bolivar County, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland.... Burial was in the New Cleveland Cemetery with Fletcher Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Gregory died Thursday [February 19] at 3:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Myers in Chicago, Ill.

            A native of Carrollton, Miss., she attended Sweetwater school there and moved to Cleveland with her parents. She attended Davis Chapel School. She and Leslie Scott Gregory of Merigold were married in August, 1920 and were residents of Bolivar County before moving to Chicago in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1960. She was a Methodist.

            Survivors are three sons, First Sergeant Frederick L. Gregory with the U.S. Army in South Vietnam, Leslie Earl Gregory of Gary, Ind. and Billy Joe Gregory of Long Beach, Miss., four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Logan of Gary, Ind., Mrs. Walter Crafton of Cicero, Ill., Mrs. David Brown and Mrs. Robert Myers, both of Chicago, Ill; two brothers, James L. Alford of Pace and Theodore Alford of Gunnison; four sisters, Mrs. M.C. Ouzts of Cleveland, Mrs. Amiel Earp of Gunnison, Mrs. Milton Hanks of Rosedale and Mrs. Leo Burris of Evanston, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Zachary A. Alford; and her siblings James Lydell Alford, Jennie Lynn Alford Ouzts, and Theodore “Pete” Alford in this compilation.

            Hattie Mae, the daughter of Zachary Alford and Addie Mae Johnson, married Leslie Scott Gregory on 27 August 1920.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Hattie Mae 1905 MS1, Zachary A. 1881 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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HAZEL B. HARRISON ALFORD

Aunt of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717; and Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 2 July 1986

 

            Mrs. Reuben S. (Hazel) Alford, 66, of 124 Lake Cavalier St. died June 30, 1986, in Madison County. Services are 3:30 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

            She was a member of North Park Presbyterian Church, the Homemakers Club, Twin Lakes Bible Study Club and Bourbon Street Jazz Society.

            She is survived by her son, state Rep. Don Alford of Madison; sisters, Mrs. Jewell Barber and Mrs. Addie Gibson, both of Jackson; and brother, Howard Harrison of Jackson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Dec 1918 and died _____ June 1986, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Reuben Sutton Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HAZEL CLAIRE ALFORD SPIVEY

Cousin of Terry Lee Alford, AAFA #0487

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Sunday, 9 June 2002

 

INDIANOLA—Graveside services for Hazle Alford Spivey, 83, of Indianola, a homemaker, will be today at 5 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery, Winona. She died June 7, 2002, at South Sunflower County Hospital, Indianola. Burial will be under the direction of Card Funeral Home, Indianola.

            She was the widow of C.E. Spivey Jr. and a member of the Moorhead Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one son, Jon Spivey of Indianola, and three granddaughters.

 

In another article:

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 9 June 2002

 

INDIANOLA—Hazle Alford Spivey, 83, homemaker, died Friday at South Sunflower County Hospital. Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona. Card Funeral Home has charge.

            She was a member of Moorhead Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Spivey, the widow of C.E. Spivey Jr., leaves a son, Jon Spivey of Indianola, and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel A. Spivey (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 May 1919. Her last residence was Moorhead, Sunflower Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her paternal grandfather, John W. Alford, in this compilation.

            A Family Tree on Ancestry says Hazel Claire Alford, b. 27 May 1919 in MS, was the daughter of Clyde L. Alford and Mable Claire Hood, and the wife of Clarence Eugene Spivey.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Hazel Claire 1919 MS1, Clyde L. 1891 MS2, John W. 1867 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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HAZEL LOUISE ALFORD WALCOTT

Aunt of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295; and John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT-TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Monday, 5 March 1973

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Alford Walcott, 75, of 449 Wetherbee St. were to be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Trinity United Methodist Church here…. Burial was to follow at Greenville Cemetery. Wells Funeral Home had charge. Mrs. Walcott died Saturday at the Mississippi Extended Care Center here after a lengthy illness.

            She was a native of McComb and had lived in Greenville 47 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

            She leaves her husband, Charles DeWitt Walcott Sr. of Greenville; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Alexander of Jackson, Mrs. F.B. Caldwell of Woodland, Calif. and Mrs. Frank England of Greenville; two sons, Charles DeWitt Walcott Jr. of Greenville and James Dexter Walcott of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Anderson Baker of Hattiesburg; three brothers, J.B. Alford of McComb, J.W. Alford of McComb and Harold Alford of Jackson, 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 May 1897 and died _____ March 1973, last residence Greenville, Washington Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, James Barney Alford; and siblings Harold Danvers Alford, James Burton Alford Sr., John Warner Alford Sr., and Myrtis Alford Baker in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Hazel Louise 1897 MS1, James Barney 1870 MS2, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HELEN FRANCES ALFORD MCMANUS

AAFA #0451

 

[A very similar article was published on the same day in The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, MS.]

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 1 May 2009

 

 

            Helen Frances Alford McManus, 82, a native of Pike County and resident of the Progress community, died April 28, 2009, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

            Visitation is 4 to 8 tonight at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb and 9 a.m. Saturday at Progress Baptist Church until services there at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Silver Springs Baptist Church cemetery.

            Mrs. McManus was born June 27, 1926, to Elmer C. and Willie Belle Hall Alford.

            In 1947, she married Clyde McManus Jr. During their 42 years of marriage, they lived in Jackson, where they raised their three children, and later returned to Progress upon Mr. McManus’ retirement from Illinois-Central Railroad.

            Family members said, “Helen would light up the room with her personality. Giving of herself freely, she never met a stranger. Beauty came easily for her, whether it was with her beloved flowers or beholding her children, grandchildren or friends. What a joy she was to be with: always positive, always sensitive to others, always caring and always loving. Her faith in and relationship with Jesus was an example for everyone. What a true gift she was. Helen passed these gifts, and her love of music, to her family and loved ones.”

            Mrs. McManus was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

            Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John Alford McManus and Ann of Jackson, and William Clyde McManus and Debbie of Birmingham; a daughter and son-in-law, Jenea McManus Partyka and Mark of Birmingham; five grandchildren, Elizabeth McManus and Wes McManus of Jackson, and Brittany McManus, Andrew Partyka and Laurel Partyka, all of Birmingham; and her beloved dog, Sassy.

            Pallbearers are Bill McManus, Mark Partyka, Wes McManus, John McManus, Tony Martin and Bennie Tate. Honorary pallbearers are Hollis Alford and Buddy Simmons.

            Memorials may be made to Progress Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Betty Simmons, 1122 Highway 575, Magnolia, MS 39652; or Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157….

 

Photo from Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Helen Frances 1926 MS1, Elmer C. 1890 MS2, Julius Caesar 1855 LA3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HELEN LOUISE LOGUE ALFORD

 

VICKSBURG POST

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—Tuesday, 29 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Helen Louise Logue Alford died Monday, June 28, 2004, at Heritage House Retirement Center. She was 93.

            A Vicksburg native, Mrs. Alford graduated from Culkin High School and attended Southern Business College. She worked as a deputy clerk in the Warren County sheriff’s office and was chief deputy clerk for the County Circuit Court. She also served as Warren County Circuit Clerk, filling an unexpired term of William J. Foley.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church, preparing financial deposits for a number of years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley Doyle Alford; her parents, Archie O. and Mary C. Kleinman Logue; two sisters; and six brothers.

            Survivors include a daughter, Helen Elizabeth “Mickie” Alford Akenson of Cookeville, Tenn.; four sisters, Virginia O. Logue Hoxie of Brandon, Doris Z. Logue Hosemann of Vicksburg, Mary C. Logue Knox of Scooba and R. Jeanette Logue Noble of Edwards; and one granddaughter, Ashley Britta Akenson of Atlanta.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Fisher Funeral Home…. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery….

            Pallbearers will be Otto A. Logue Jr., Albert L. Hoxie Jr., Clyde H. Knox, Gerald Hosemann, Ken Harper, Albert H. Paxton Jr., Ronald Noble and David Hosemann….

 

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Photo from Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Sanders

 

Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS

Photo from Michael Logue, photographer, posted to his Ancestry tree, Ella Kate’s DNA—used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 Dec 1910

            See the obituary of her husband, Riley Doyle Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HELEN LOUISE ROLLINS HALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ September 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Helen Louise Rollins Halford, 74, a homemaker died September 17, 2002, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Meadville. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Bude Church of God with burial in Bude Church of God Cemetery.

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—18 September 2002

 

            Helen Louise Rollins Halford, 74, of Roxie, died Sept. 17, 2002, at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Meadville.

            Visitation is 5:30 - 9 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville. Visitation continues from noon Friday at Bude Church of God until services there at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford was born March 15, 1918 [sic: 1928], in Franklinton, La. She was the daughter of Stanton Rollins Sr. and Docia [Theodocia] Corban Rollins.

            She was a homemaker and a member of Bude Church of God.

            Mrs. Halford was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wesley Halford; four brothers and three sisters.

            Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Doris Halford of Meadville; five daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Jerry Combs and Polly and Ernie Platt, all of Roxie, Maxine and Jimmy Buie of Meadville, Doris and John Foy Sr. of Belle Chase, La., and Bonnie and Huey McGeever of Louisiana; one brother, Stanton Rollins Jr. of Meadville; two sisters, Eunice Norris of Meadville and Jeffie Mae Norris of Franklinton, La.; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen L. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 March 1928, last residence Roxie, Franklin Co., MS.

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

 

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HENRY HOWARD ALFORD

Brother of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

Photo from Earsel Bender

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ February 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Funeral services for Henry Howard Alford, 41, Rt. 3, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Nowell Funeral Home. Burial was in Sandtown Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a retired civil service worker, died of burns when the family home was destroyed by fire Monday [February 23]....

            Mr. Alford is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn McCardle, Gulfport; Mrs. Inez Ferguson, Natchez; Mrs. Ellie Ree Seals, Philadelphia; and Mrs. Earsel Bender, Albuquerque, N.M.; four brothers, Hubard Alford and Tom Alford, both of Philadelphia; Austin Alford, Mobile; and Dezmon Alford of Jackson.

            Pallbearers were Hughie Alford, Perry Ferguson, Randy Seale, Mayvon Alford, Bennie Alford and Jessie Alford. Nowell Funeral Home was in charge.

 

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NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—_____ February 1970

 

            A 42-year-old Neshoba County man burned to death early Monday when his home was destroyed by fire.

            A coroner’s jury ruled that Howard Alford of Rt. 3 (near the Bond community) was accidentally burned to death in the family home....

            The coroner said that some of Alford’s belongings had been removed from the house and it appeared that the man had gone back in the house for something else “and apparently was not able to get back out.”

            The coroner’s jury were Quinton Copeland, Robert Jones, Gene Alford, Lamar Parker, Lavon Cannon, Jack Thrash and Dr. D.P. Jordan. Jackson said positive identification was made by a dental examination.

 

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Photo from Sandtown Cemetery, Sandtown, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Bill Pierce

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Lace Alford; and siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Hubard Hamilton Alford, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, and Thomas Benjamin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Henry Howard 1928 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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HENRY LEROY ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Tuesday, 4 April 2000

 

NICHOLSON [Pearl River Co.]—Mr. Henry Leroy Alford, 53, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, in Slidell [St. Tammany Parish, LA].

            Mr. Alford was a native of Picayune and was a carpenter. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nicholson [Pearl River Co., MS].

            Survivors include his wife, Corliss Jackson Alford; two sons, Jeff Alford and Josh Alford; a daughter, Jennifer Jordan; a brother, Roger Alford; three sisters, Gloria Parker and Brenda Martin, all of Picayune, and Patricia Rogers of Crowley, La.; and a granddaughter.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 10 tonight at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. A service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Nicholson where friends may call one hour before service time. Burial will be in Flat Top Cemetery in Picayune.

 

 

 

Photos from Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery, Hancock Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelly

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Aug 1946, last residence Picayune, Pearl River Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother Roger Dale Alford in this compilation.

 

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HERMAN E. “BUD” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 28 September 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Herman E. “Bud” Alford, 71, retired machine operator, died of heart attack, Vicksburg; 11 a.m. Friday, Jordan Funeral Home in Kosciusko.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 29 September 1995

 

KOSCIUSKO—Herman E. ‘Bud’ Alford, 71, of Vicksburg, formerly of Kosciusko, retired machine operator, died Tuesday at Heritage House Nursing Home in Vicksburg after a heart attack.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jordan Funeral Home with burial in Jenkins Cemetery in Attala County.

            He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Vicksburg.

            Mr. Alford, the widower of Alma Hamilton Alford, leaves a daughter, Lynn Alford of Vicksburg; three sons, Allen Alford of Orlando, Fla., Steve Alford of Vicksburg and Ralph Alford of Jackson; a sister, Nadine Trotter, and a brother, Clayton Alford, both of Greenville; and five grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Jenkins Cemetery, Attala Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margaret Webb

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H.E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 June 1924. His death date is listed as 26 Sept 1995 and his last residence as Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alma Delanie Hamilton Alford; and father, Grover Cleveland Alford, in this compilation.

            A letter from the funeral home provided his date of death as 22 Sept 1995.

            Herman E. Alford enlisted in the U.S. Army on 29 June 1944 in Camp Shelby, MS. His residence was Washington Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Herman E. 1924 MS1, Grover Cleveland 1892 MS2, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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HERMAN THEODORE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE STAR-HERALD

Kosciusko, Attala Co., MS—Thursday, 16 August 1973

 

            Funeral services for H.T. Alford, 70, of Lexington, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Alford, a native of Carroll County, died Monday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Alford of Lexington; eight sons: Larkin Alford of Kosciusko, Willie M. Alford, George Alford of Beaufort, S.C., Harvey Alford of El Paso, Tex., Herman Alford of Redwood Valley, Calif., Lester Alford of Gulfport, Floyd Alford of Grand Forks, N.D. and Jessie Alford of Lexington. He also leaves four daughters: Mrs. Paul Seltman of Quincy, Ill., Mrs. Mozelle Perry of Orosi, Calif., Mrs. Edward Cloinger of Gulfport, and Mrs. Maxine Jones of Yazoo City. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Mims and Mrs. Elgia Standard; three brothers, T.G. Alford, Reid Alford and Talmadge Alford all of Greenwood; 38 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Lexington, Holmes Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dudley Rinicker

 

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

            See the obituariesof his wife, Beatrice Irene Farmer Alford; parents, James Smith Alford and Freddie Mae Randall Alford; and siblings Agnes Alford Mims, Elgie Alford Standrod, Jessie Talmage “Tack” Alford Sr., Laurie L. Alford, Noah Alford, Ocie Ola Alford, Reed Bingham Alford, S.J. Alford, and Verbon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Herman Theodore Alford Jr. in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Herman Theodore 1903 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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HERMAN WOODROW ALFORD

AAFA #0068

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER / JACKSON DAILY NEWS

Jackson, Hinds Co., MA—Sunday, 25 September 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Herman W. Alford, 72, a lawyer, died of cancer on Saturday [September 24] in F.G. Riley Memorial Hospital in Meridian.

            Services are 4 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church with burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is before services at McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a Philadelphia native, he was a lawyer with Alford Thomas & Kilgore. He was a deacon at the First Baptist Church, where he also taught Sunday school and held other church offices. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired from the Mississippi National Guard as a brigadier general.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Philadelphia Masonic Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Philadelphia Exchange Club and the Neshoba County, the Mississippi and the American bar associations. He was a director of the Neshoba County Fair Association and the Citizens Bank and was on the county’s Industrial Development Committee for several years.

            “He had a love for his county and this state that was almost unbelievable,” said Robert Thomas, Mr. Alford’s son-in-law and law partner. “He like to comment that in his lifetime he was able to see Neshoba County go from a horse-and-buggy age, and that was how he described it, to an industrial age, where everybody who wanted a job could get one....”

            Mr. Alford’s daughter, Janne Thomas of Philadelphia, said her father found the time to get involved in needed projects.

            “Over the years, he just began to see things that were needed. It would just come to his attention and he would just see that it was done....”

            Survivors include: wife, Gwendolyn; sons, Herman Alford Jr. of Philadelphia and Patrick Alford of Louisville; daughter, Janne Thomas of Philadelphia; brother, Bennett Alford of Kosciusko; sister, Cleo McLemore of Panama City, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LWB

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herman Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Sept 1915.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gwendolyn Poole Thomas Alford; his daughter Janne Alford Thomas; and his brother Bennett Warren Alford in this compilation.

            In March 1983 Gil Alford received a letter from Mr. Herman Alford, Attorney at Law in Philadelphia, MS. The letter started as follows: “Your letter addressed to Pat Alford dated February 28, 1983, was opened by me, his father. I note that you had written him some previous letters to which he has not responded.” There followed a warm five year association between Mr. Herman and Gil Alford with several exchanges of significant amounts of Alford information. Mr. Herman Alford made financial donations to both the association and before that to the work of Gil Alford. As member #0068 he was one of the founding members of AAFA.

            Herman was born in Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS, the son of Benjamin Warren Alford and Phronettie Davidson. According to Herman, she had previously been married to John Hamrick/Hambrick.

            Herman married Gwendolyn P. Thomas 6 July 1942 in Hinds Co., MS, and they had Herman Alford Jr., Patrick Alford and Janne Alford. Janne married Robert Thomas, Herman’s law partner.

            Benjamin’s parents were John Madison Alford and his second wife Sarah Frances Cooper. John Madison was the son of John Alford born about 1800 in North Carolina. A complete chart on this branch of the Alford family was printed in Gil Alford’s newsletter, ABOUT ALFORDS, issue #4, July 1983.

            He was preceded in death by siblings Jewell, Clennie, and Homer Lee Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Herman Woodrow 1915 MS1, Benjamin Warren 1875 MS2, John Madison 1826 GA3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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HESTER SLYHART ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 21 January 1998

 

WEST POINT [Clay Co.]—Hester Slyhart Alford, 93, a schoolteacher, died of pneumonia Monday [January 19] at Dugan Memorial Hospital.

            Visitation is 5-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation Parish Hall in West Point. Services have not yet been announced.

            Mrs. Alford taught school in Hazlehurst. She was active in her church by playing the organ and singing in the choir. She was the head of the Altar Guild and taught Sunday school for many years. She organized the first Teentown. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a charter member and past president of the Mississippi Dames of America. She enjoyed painting. She was the widow of William Blair Alford. She was a resident of West Point for four years.

            Survivors include: daughters, Marie Barron of West Point and Carolyn Salmon of Clarksdale; and four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Saturday, 19 September 1998

 

WEST POINT [Clay Co., MS]—Hester Slyhart Alford, 93, teacher, died of pneumonia Monday at Dugan Memorial Home. Services will be at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Terry. Nowell-Robinson Funeral Home has charge.

            She had graduated from the former Mississippi College for Women. An Episcopalian, she had been a church pianist, an organist, a Sunday school teacher and an Altar Guild head. She had organized the first Teentown. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, and a charter member and past president of the Mississippi Dames of America.

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of William Blair Alford, leaves two daughters, Marie Barron of West Point and Carolyn Salmon of Clarksdale, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Hazlehurst Cemetery, Hazlehurst, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KAB

Inscription:

Hester Slyhart Alford | Wife of W.B. Alford

July 28, 1904 | Jan 19, 1998

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hester S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 July 1904, last residence Clarksdale, Coahoma Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3

            Her husand’s lineage: William Blair 1869 MS1, William Blair 1871 MS2, William Warren 1845 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HEULAND JESSIE ALFORD

 

Hartman Hughes Capps Funeral Home

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—_____ February 2015

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Heuland Alford, 86, will be held Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at Capps Funeral Home…. Burial in Magee’s Creek Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015 at his residence in Tylertown, Mississippi.

            He was born January 21, 1929 in Walthall County, Mississippi to the late Arthur Levi and Mary Margaret Martin Alford. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers Thomas Alford and Travis Alford; and sister Martha Ann Ladner. He was a member of Magee’s Creek Baptist Church and had worked in construction. Mr. Alford was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening and working in the yard.

            Survivors include his son Greg Alford of Brookhaven; daughter Sherry Lynn Hartley and devoted son-in-law Jack Hartley of Jayess; brother Dan Alford of Darbun Community; sister Mary Thornhill of Tylertown; grandchildren Michael (Amy) Alford, Kristy Alford, Kelly (Glen) Wilson, Sabrina (Clifton)Scoggins, Maria (Clifton) Johnson, and Selina (Ricky) Odom; great-grandchildren Halie and Brooke Alford; Karim and Shamsan Saleh; Madison, Austin, and Davin Lenoir; Chase and Chasity Wilson; Ansleigh, Brayden, CJ, Destiny, and Wyatt Johnson; Zachery, Bryce, and Jasmine Odom; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Kennth Fuller, Billy Wayne Thornhill, Hashem Saleh, Glen Wilson, Chase Wilson, and Mike Bramleytt.

            Honorary pallbearer will be Jack Hartley. Visitation will be at Capps Funeral Home on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Tuesday, February 10 from 10:00 A.M. until service time there at 11:00 A.M. Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown, Mississippi is in charge of arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Peggy Faye Fuller Alford; his parents, Arthur Levi Alford and Margaret Louise Martin Alford; and siblings James Travis Alford and Martha Ann Alford Ladner in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Thomas Edison Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Heuland Jessie 1929 MS1, Arthur Levi 1899 MS2, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HEWITT NATHANIEL ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ August 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Services for Hewitt Nathaniel Alford, 79, of Cleveland [Bolivar Co.], retired desk sergeant of the Cleveland Police Department, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Assembly of God.... Interment was in the New Cleveland Cemetery with Thweatt-King Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday at 4:30 a.m. in the East Bolivar County Hospital following a lengthy illness.

            A native of Carroll County, he lived in Ruleville [Sunflower Co.] prior to moving to Cleveland in 1922. He was engaged in farming and retired from the Police Department in 1957. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Daisy Ray Alford of Cleveland; a daughter, Mrs. Guy (Jimmie) Tidwell of Oxford; a half-brother, Lonnie Henry of Memphis; a sister, Mrs. Howard Easley of La Mesa, Calif.; a grandson, and a great granddaughter.

            Pallbearers were Otha Tedford, Hayden Wolfe, E.B. Swindle, Buddy Ray, L. McCool, and Ben Still. Honorary pallbearers were C.E. Beeler, W.C. Dempsey and Lonnie Ford.

 

 

Photos from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ted Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathaniel Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 June 1892 and died _____ August 1971.

            Hewitt Alford married Daisy Lollar [maiden name Ray] on 7 February 1922 in Bolivar Co., MS [Book 24, page 371].

            Hewitt’s probable parents are Nathan Alford married Rilla Hewitt on 12 March 1891 in Holmes Co., MS. However, Nathan has not been located on any census.

            Hewitt’s family is listed on the 1930 census in Beat 2, Sunflower Co., MS, dwelling #307: Hewitt C. Alford, cotton farmer age 37; wife Daisy D. 35; and “ad daughter” Jimmie L. 14. Hewitt was age 28 at first marriage and Daisy was 19. All (and their parents) were born in MS. Jimmie was the daughter of Daisy from a previous marriage. They are on the 1920 census, Drew, Sunflower Co., MS, dwelling #244: Daisy D. Loller, widow age 25; her daughter Jimmie L. 4; and brothers Joe W. Ray 27 and Floyd Ray 18, farmers.

            In 1920 Hewitt is in Midway, Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #135: Hewitt Alford, farmer age 27 b. MS; and partner Baskin Rogers 24 MS.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry], he signs his name Nathan Hewitt Alford, is age 23, born 8 June 1892 in Emory, Holmes Co., MS, and is a single self-employed farmer living in Emory. The registration took place on June 6—two days later he would have had his 25th birthday if the birth year is correct.

            California Death Index, 1940–1947 [Ancestry], lists the death of Dora/Dorella A. Easley on 27 June 1986 in San Diego Co., born 7 Dec 1894 in MS. Her father’s last name was Alford and her mother’s maiden name was Hewitt.

            No one in this family has been located on the 1910 census.

            Hewitt is listed on the 1900 census with his mother, stepfather, and sister in Beat 2, Holmes Co., MS, dwelling #129: Walter Henry, farmer age 25 b. Aug 1874, married 8 years; his wife Rella 28 b. Apr 1872, 2 children, 2 living; son Hewette 7 b. Apr 1893; and daughter Dora 5 b. Jan 1895. Next door in dwelling #130 are probably Rella’s parents: Harrison Hewette, farmer age 58 b. Jan 1842, married 40 years; his wife Fran 52 b. Apr 1848, 9 children, 8 living; and son Tell 10 b. Jan 1890. All (and their parents) were b. in MS. Discrepancies: Hewitt’s birth date does not match the date he provided on his WWI Draft Registration or the date in SSDI; and Walter and Rella say they were married 8 years, which would make him Hewitt and Dora’s father.

            In 1920 Walter is in Jefferson (District 41), Desha Co., AR, dwelling #145: Walter Henry, cotton farm manager age 46, widower; and sons Lonnie 18 and Alton 13. All (and their parents) were born in MS.

 

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HILAN LUCILLE ALFORD MAGEE

Sister of Christine Mae Alford Alexander, AAFA #1339; and Samuel Eugene Alford, AAFA #1353

Aunt of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439; Johnnie N. Alford, AAFA #1528; and Vernon Eugene Alford, AAFA #1529

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 19 April 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1991

 

TYLERTOWN [Walthall Co.]—Hilan Alford Magee, 68, a resident of Tylertown, died April 18, 1991, in Marion County as a result of a car accident.

            Visitation will continue until 10 tonight at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown and will resume Saturday at Salem Baptist Church from noon until services there at 2 p.m.... Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Magee was born March 15, 1923, in Walthall County. She was the daughter of Samuel Nathaniel Alford and Hattie Jane Magee Alford.

            She was a retired employee of the Haspel garment factory and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Magee is survived by her husband, John Carroll Magee Sr. of Tylertown; two sons, Sammy Kaye Magee and J.C. Magee, both of Tylertown; one daughter, Carolyn McElveen of Franklinton, La.; four grandsons, Marty McElveen, Jason McElveen, Nathaniel Magee and Christopher Magee; two granddaughters, Samantha Magee and Jayne Magee; three brothers, Farrol “Preacher” Alford and Sammie E. Alford, both of Tylertown, and Harold Alford of Gonzales, La.; and two sisters, Louise Bacot and Christine Alexander, both of Tylertown.

 

Photo from Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, bill sullivan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hilan L. Magee (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Christine Mae Alford Alexander, Emmette Haverson Alford, Farrol Jasper Alford, Samuel Eugene Alford, and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Hilan and her sister-in-law Madron Gean Harvey Alford (see her obituary) died in the same car accident.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Hilan Lucille 1923 MS1, Samuel Nathaniel 1885 MS2, Needham Jasper 1862 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HILDA JOY “NANCY” ALFORD GREER

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—9 September 2010

 

            Hilda Joy Greer, 72, a homemaker, of Carthage, died Sunday, Sept. 5, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland.

            Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in Shockalo Cemetery.

            A Leake County native, she was a member of Trinity Methodist Church in Forest.

            Survivors include a daughter, Susie Buie, Clinton; a sister, Jean Eichelberger, Walnut Grove; and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hilda J. Greer (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Aug 1938, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Hilda Joy “Nancy” 1938 MS1, James Egbert 1896 MS2, Dave C. 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA 4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HILDRED LORENE SANDERSON ALFORD

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—27 July 2011

 

            Services for Hildred Alford were held Sunday, July 24, 2011, at 2 p.m. from North Bend United Pentecostal Church…. Burial followed in North Bend Pentecostal Cemetery under the direction of McClain-Hays Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, 92, died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at home.

            She was a member of Christian Life Apostolic Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom B. Alford and son, Wayne.

            Survivors include daughters, Willie Faye Anthony and Janet Fulton, both of Philadelphia, Nellie Cooksey of Meridian, Peggy Jordan of Moss Point, Nancy Kilgore and Rachel Russell, both of Houston, Texas; sons, Sonny Alford of Louisville, Rev. Benny Alford of DeKalb, Larry Alford and John Alford, both of Philadelphia and Joel Alford of Grand Bay, Ala.; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mable Daniels of Philadelphia and Edna McDonald of Monroe, La.

 

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McClain-Hays Funeral Service

Meridian, MS—_____ July 2011

 

Hildred Alford

December 16, 1918 - July 21, 2011

 

            Mrs. Alford, 92, of Philadelphia, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at her residence.

            She was born and reared in Webster County but had lived most of her adult in Neshoba County. Mrs. Alford was a member of Christian Life Apostolic Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Alford and her son, Wayne Alford.

            Survivors include her daughters, Willie Faye Anthony of Philadelphia, Nellie Cooksey (Donald) of Meridian, Janet Fulton (Delane) of Philadelphia, Peggy Jordan (C.J.) of Moss Point, Nancy Kilgore (James) of Houston, TX, and Rachel Russell (Richard) of Houston, TX; sons, Sonny Alford (Mary) of Louisville, Rev. Benny Alford (Wendy) of DeKalb, Larry Alford (Debby) of Philadelphia, John Alford (Jenell) of Philadelphia, and Joel Alford (Lawona) of Grand Bay, AL; daughter-in-law, Diane Alford of Philadelphia; 32 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mable Daniels of Philadelphia and Edna McDonald of Monroe, LA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hildred Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Dec 1918, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Benjamin Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Louis Wayne Alford in this compilation.

 

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HOMER HUGH CHRISTOPHER “KIT” ALFORD

Granduncle of John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241; and Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295

 

MCCOMB SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 1 June 1933

 

 

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THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 3 June 1933

 

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Barnabas Seaborn Alford and Anna Rebecca Norman Alford; and brothers James Barney Alford, Louis Wesley “Wes” Alford (with photo of the 5 brothers), Lucius Edwin “Luke” Alford, and Norman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Carrie Mabel Alford Hayes in Louisiana Obituaries.

            AAFA records list him as Homer Hugh Alford. On censuses he is:

 

            1880 Pike Co., MS                  H.H.C.            age 2

            1910 Pike Co., MS                  H.C.                age 34

            1920 Washington Co., MS     Hugh C.          age 41

 

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed Hugh Christopher Alford. He was age 40, born 20 Apr 1878. A note says “left eye gone.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Homer Hugh Christopher 1878 MS1, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS2, Seaborn John 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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HOMER ODELL ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 12 September 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Homer Odell Alford, 38, of the Darbun community, died Sept. 10, 1995, at Methodist Hospital in Columbia of injuries sustained in a tractor accident.

            Visitation is 3–9 tonight at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown, continuing at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Baptist Church until services there at 10:30 a.m.... Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery in the Salem community [Walthall Co.].

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 16, 1957, in Walthall County. He was the son of Travis Alford and Mary Louis McKenzie Alford of the Salem community

            He was a poultry farmer and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

            Along with his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joan Brown Alford of Darbun; one son, Jamie Alford of Darbun; two daughters, Jessica Alford and Savannah Alford, both of Darbun; his grandmother, Inez McKenzie of Tylertown; one brother, Troy Alford of McComb; two sisters, Linda Ingram and Sue Alford, both of the Salem community; three uncles and their spouses, Cartee and Nancy McKenzie of Greene, LA., Dan and Joan Alford of Darbun and Hulon and Peggy Alford of Jayess; two aunts, Mary Thornhill of Tylertown and Ann Ladner and her husband, Joe, of Dexter, 10 nieces, six nephews, one great-niece, one great-nephew and a host of cousins.

 

Photo from Boyd Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rebecca Bull

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Travis Alford and Mary Louise McKenzie Alford, in this compilation.

            Homer married (1) Faith Ann Dyson in August 1978; they were divorced the following year. He married (2) Daniela Joan Brown on 21 Dec 1985 (on gravestone).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Homer Odell 1957 MS1, James Travis 1927 MS2, Arthur Levi 1899 MS3, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS4, Sebastian 1831 MS5, William 1804 GA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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HOWARD ELLIS ALFORD

Father of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508

Uncle of James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

Photo from Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—5 September 2010

 

            Howard Ellis Alford, 77, of Osyka, died Sept. 3, 2010, at McComb Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

            Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb and continues 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until services at 11 in the chapel…. Burial will be in Osyka Cemetery, alongside his wife.

            Mr. Alford was born May 6, 1933, in Amite County, to Ellis and Edyce Stewart Alford.

            He was a longtime resident of Osyka and McComb before retiring to his home on Alford Lake in Osyka. He was a school teacher and basketball coach in Pontotoc, Bogalusa, La., and Osyka. He was the last principal of Osyka High School in 1961.

            Mr. Alford later joined his dad and brother in Alford Timber Co. He opened Alford Sport Center in 1977, where he worked until he retired in 2001. He served in the U.S. Army at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii.

            Mr. Walker was a member of Osyka Baptist Church and a lifelong member of Terry’s Creek Baptist Church. He was a member of the McComb Lions Club and Osyka Rising Glory Lodge, No. 215 F&AM.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Rose Barnette Alford; his parents and his brother, Hugh D. “Dick” Alford.

            Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mike Alford and his friend Daniel Rau of Reston, Va., Dave and Beth Alford of Ocean Springs and Jerry and Brenda Alford of Osyka; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy Alford Moffit and Eddie of Magnolia, and Karen Alford Lindsey of Ridgeland; grandsons and their wives, Jarrod and Shannon Alford of Clinton, S.C., Aaron and Lauren Alford of Starkville, Rob Alford of Baton Rouge, Michael Lindsey of Ridgeland and Jake Alford of New Orleans; granddaughters Rachel Camp and Mandi Shoemake of Clinton, Elizabeth and Allison Lindsey of Ridgeland and Samantha Ferguson of Magnolia; six great-granddaughters, Andi Hampton, and Emily and Madeline Alford, all of Ocean Springs, Kaylee Erwin and Kristina Shoemake of Clinton and Ryleigh Roberts of Ridgeland; two great-grandsons; and Julian Erwin of Ridgeland and Benjamin Hendricks of Lakeland, Ga.

            Pallbearers will be Jarrod Alford, Jake Alford, Aaron Alford and Rob Alford and Michael Lindsey.

            Memorials may be sent to Hospice Compassus, 140 N. 5th St., McComb, MS 39648….

 

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Photo from Osyka Cemetery, Osyka, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Howard E. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Ocean Springs, Jackson Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Rose Barnette Alford; parents, Ellis Elwell Alford and Edyce Geneva Stewart Alford; and brother Hugh Dalton “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Howard Ellis 1933 MS1, Ellis Elwell 1904 MS2, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA3, Isaac E. 1848 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOWARD LESLIE “HOP” ALFORD

AAFA #0446

 

From AAFA files

 

DAILY NEWS

Starkville, Oktibbeha Co., MS‑ Sunday, 9 November 2008

 

EUPORA—Services for H.L. “Hop” Alford will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2008, at Wise Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Marvin Hill Cemetery in Webster County with Wise Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 75, of Maben, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was a retired B&W steelworker.

            He was a member of Midway Church of Christ in Maben. He was a U.S. Army veteran

            Survivors include his daughter, Beth Murchie of New Hope; his sons, Ken Alford of Starkville, and Johnny Alford of Cumberland; his brothers, Ruble Alford of Pheba, James M. Alford of Ackerman, and Billy E. Alford of Sherwood; and 10 grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Sunday, 9 November 2008

 

MABEN [Webster Co.]—H.L. “Hop” Alford, 75, died Nov. 7, 2008, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo [Lee Co.]. He was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Cumberland [Webster Co.]. He was a retired steelworker from B&W and a member of Midway Church of Christ. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a devoted East Webster Wolverine fan. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, whittler and a bluegrass music lover.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wise Funeral Home. Burial will be in Marvin Hill Cemetery in Webster County. Wise Funeral Home of Eupora is in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors include one daughter, Beth Murchie (Frank) of New Hope; two sons, Ken Alford (Joanna) of Starkville and Johnny Alford (Anna Marie) of Cumberland; three brothers, Ruble Alford of Pheba, James M. Alford of Ackerman and Billy E. Alford of Sherwood; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends....

 

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Photo from Marvin Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, Webster Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Murchie (Howard’s granddaughter)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Howard L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Maben, Webster Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Angelia Bland Alford; and brother Ruble Lee Alford in this compilation.

            His father was Osie Lee Alford and mother was Terah Clemons Alford.

He and his wife and son attended several AAFA meetings.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler.

            His lineage: Howard Leslie 1932 MS1, Osie Lee 1896 MS2, James Thomas Monroe Pinkney 1855 MS3, Monroe 1826 AL4, Littleberry 1801 NC5.

 

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HOWARD LUTHER ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Wallace Wayne Alford, AAFA #0479

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 12 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

CLINTON [Hinds Co.]—Howard L. Alford, Jr., 69, a retired post office employee, died Sunday [December 10] of respiratory failure at Veterans Administration Hospital in Jackson.

            Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hebron Hill Cemetery in Brandon.

            Mr. Alford, a Hinds County native, lived in the Clinton area for 32 years. He was a World War II Marine veteran and a graduate of Delta State University. He had worked for the state Board of Health and the State Department of Agriculture before working for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include: wife, Marjorie; son, David Howard Alford of Brandon; daughter, Mary Lou Peden of Brandon; brothers, Roger Alford of Bolton and Wayne Alford of Jackson, Tenn.; sister, Barbara Gates of Clinton; two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 March 1926.

            We included the obituary of his brother Wallace Wayne Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Howard was b. in Hinds Co., MS, the son of Howard Luther Alford Sr. and Willia K. Carsley. He m. 3 Aug 1956 to Marjorie J.C. Jordan.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Howard Luther 1926 MS1, Howard Luther 1880 MS2, William Benton 1858 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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HUBARD HAMILTON ALFORD

Brother of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

 

            Services for Hubard H. Alford of Philadelphia were held Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at 10 a.m. from North Bend United Pentecostal Church…. Burial was in Sandtown Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 93, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, in his home.

            He was a farmer and member of North Bend United Pentecostal Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, William Lace and Lillie Myrtle Copeland Alford; his wife, Lovelle Ferguson Alford; daughter, Sandra J. Cumberland; two sisters, Inez Ferguson and Ella Rea Seales [sic—should be Ellie Ree Seale]; and one brother, Howard Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Alford of Philadelphia; two daughters, Billie Peden and Judy Gray, both of Philadelphia; four sons, Hughie Alford of Baton Rouge, La., Jesse Alford, Jerry Alford and Ricky Lee, all of Philadelphia; two sisters, Earsel Bender of Jackson and Evelyn McCardle of Gulfport; three brothers, Tom Alford of Philadelphia, Austin Alford of Mobile, Ala. and Dezmond Alford of Brandon; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Micheal Gray, Kevin Alford, Chuck Copeland, Chad Cumberland, Mitchell Peden, Justin Peden, Alan Copeland, Casey Gray, Kory Alford and Paul Carney.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hubard H. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 7 Jan 1913.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Bobbie Carr Lee Alford Dickerson; father, William Lace Alford; and siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Henry Howard Alford, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, and Thomas Benjamin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Hubard Hamilton 1913 MS1, William Lace 1887 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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HUBERT MULFORD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 22 July 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

            Hubert M. Alford, 59, of 246 Cameron Place, a retired bookkeeper, died of complications of a fractured neck Friday [July 19] at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alford was born June 6, 1932, in Jackson to James and Lula Mae McGowen Alford. He was a longtime Jackson resident and member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Mr. Alford was a retired bookkeeper from Freight Lines.

            Survivors include: brother, Carl E. Alford of Jackson, and sister Evelyn Dedmon of Pearl.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of Hubert M. Alford (SS# issued in MS), but list his birth date as 20 June 1932.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Hugh Alford Sr. and Lula Mae McGowen Alford; and brothers Carl Everet Alford, James Hugh Alford Jr., and Nolan Ray Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert Mulford 1932 MS1, James Hugh 1896 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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HUGH DALTON “DICK” ALFORD

Father of James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

Uncle of David Alton Alford, AAFA #1508

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Thursday, 1 December 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            Hugh Dalton “Dick” Alford, 75, of Osyka [Pike Co.], Miss., died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005, at his home.

            Born Jan. 1, 1930, in Amite County, he was the son of the late Ellis Alford and Edyce Stewart Alford. He was the retired owner of Alford Timber Co. and Amite County Pole and Piling. He was a member of Terry’s Creek Baptist Church, Rising Glory Lodge 215, F&AM, in Osyka and the Pike County Airport Board and former president of the Mississippi Appaloosa Association.

            He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Cutrer Alford of Osyka; five children, James Ellis Alford and wife, Delfina, of Biloxi, Tamara Alford of Kentwood, Richard Dalton Alford of Amite, Don S. Alford and wife Kristi, of McComb, Miss., and Jason A. Alford of Osyka; brother, Howard Alford of Osyka; four grandchildren, James R. Alford, Christian E. Alford, Raney James Costella and Krystal James Costella; and three great-grandchildren, Abbey Costella, Taylor Franks and Jared Dillon Alford.

            Visitation was at Catchings Funeral Home, McComb, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Masonic service at 7 p.m. Visitation on Thursday at Terry’s Creek Baptist Church, Magnolia, Miss., from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m.... Burial in the church cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Rick Cutrer, Pete Alford, Otis Alford, Tim Alford, Pat Alford and Bill Prestridge....

 

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Photos from Terry Creek Cemetery, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hugh D. Alford (SS# issued in MS, last residence Osyka, Pike Co., MS).

            See the obituaries of his parents, Ellis Elwell Alford and Edyce Geneva Stewart Alford; brother Howard Ellis Alford; and daughter-in-law Delfina Leon Alford in this compilation.

            Hugh married (1) Faita Broyles with whom he had four children before they divorced in 1971. He married (2) Joanne Cutrer on 22 Sept 1984 in Amite Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Hugh Dalton 1930 MS1, Ellis Elwell 1904 MS2, Pascal Elwell 1879 LA3, Isaac E. 1848 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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IDA BELL ALFORD WILTSHIRE

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 April 2005

 

CARROLLTON—Services for Ida Bell Wiltshire, 93, of Black Hawk, who died of heart failure Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Winona Manor Nursing Home in Winona, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Wiltshire was a homemaker. She was a member of Black Hawk Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club in Black Hawk.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Wiltshire; and her parents, W.E. and Annie Alford.

            She is survived by a daughter, Barbara W. Mims of Greenwood; eight sons, William Wiltshire of Clarksdale, Malcolm Wiltshire, Alvin Wiltshire, Roger Wiltshire and Bobby Wiltshire, all of Black Hawk, Preston Wiltshire of Greenwood, Frank Wiltshire of Winona and James Wiltshire of Texas City, Texas; one sister, Earnestine Stone of Greenwood; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren….

            Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aryon Dahbashi, Brian Wiltshire, Wayne Wiltshire, Mike Wiltshire, Kenny Wiltshire, Chris Mims, Kevin Wiltshire and Danny Perrish.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Gary Tanner, Todd Mims, Dr. Millard Costilow, Dr. W.A. Middleton, Marvel Morgan, the Rev. Billy Blakely and the Rev. Mark Dillman.

            Visitation will be from 5 until 8 this evening at Lee Funeral Home in Winona, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the services Thursday at the church….

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Carrollton, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Anonymous

Photo posted in 2008

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ida B. Wiltshire (SS# issued in MS), last residence Winona, Montgomery Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her sister Earnestine Alford Stone in this compilation. It includes additional genealogical notes.

 

NOTES ON POSSIBLE WIFE OF IDA’S FATHER, WILLIAM COTHERN ALFORD

By Pamela Thompson, AAFA #0030

 

From a Google search for Ida Bell Alford Wiltshire [http://ldsroots.com/fh/Ida-Alford/605606804]:

 

 

In 1900, Carroll Co., MS:

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            I think daughter Annie, age 13, later marries William Cothern Alford. Annie’s gravestone in New Shiloh Baptist Cemetery, Carroll Co., shows her dates 1887-1929. Note that Annie’s birthdate on this census is Feb 1887.

            Her father is Stephen Noland, but Mollie is probably not her mother and they were probably not married 20 years. I have not yet figured out who the Moore stepchildren are, but I suspect they are Mollie’s children from a first marriage.

            I think her mother is deceased Ella Margaret (or Margaret Ella) Chadwick, daughter of Charles Chadwick and Margaret Jackson. Several Ancestry trees include them, especially this one: http://trees.Ancestry/tree/27777406/person/12582882471.

            This tree includes a very long and detailed history of the family of Charles and Margaret, written by their great-great-granddaughter Dorothy Chadwick Harper. Unfortunately, it does not confirm the marriage of Stephen and Margaret Ella, but it does have two interesting paragraphs:

 

About 1866 oldest daughter [of Charles & Margaret] Sarah Jane Chadwick (25) became the 2nd wife to the widower Andrew Jackson [Noland], Jr. (28) and stepmother to his 5 children ages 3-12 years: Elizabeth Noland (later becomes my Great-Grandmother), Henderson Noland, Frances Noland, Stephen Noland (becomes blind) and Rosetta Noland.

 

            Note that Stephen is listed as blind on the 1880 census, when he is age 20, living with his brother Henderson, who was married to Margaret Ellen Chadwick’s sister, Martha Chadwick.

            The second paragraph of interest: “Ellen ‘Ella’ Margaret Chadwick (23) single, living with parents in District 23, Carroll County when they died.”

            Her parents died in about 1881 in Carroll Co., MS.

            Two marriages are recorded for Steve/Stephen Noland in Carroll Co.:

 

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In 1910, Carroll Co., MS:

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In 1880, Carroll Co., MS:

 

In 1870, Carroll Co., MS:

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ida Bell 1911 MS1, William Cothern 1879 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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IDA ESTELLE ALFORD LOWREY MOONEYHAM

 

Source unknown, but probably:

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—_____ July 1987

 

            Mrs. Ida Estelle Alford Mooneyham, age 80, died Friday, July 17 at Houston Community Hospital. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 19 at Thorn Church of God. Burial was in Ellzey Cemetery….

            The daughter of the late Noah Alford and the late Carrie Johnson, she was a homemaker. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, she was the widow of the late Harvey L. Mooneyham. She was a member of Thorn Church of God.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Pumphrey and Mrs. Glenda Moore, both of Houston and Mrs. Maxine Brown of McKenzie, Tennessee; three sons, Barney Lowrey, Otis Mooneyham and Dale Mooneyham, all of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Eunice Williams of Houston; 24 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were David Alford, Pete Alford, Johnny Lowrey, Mike Brown, Johnny Brown and Richie Moore.

            Memorial Funeral Home of Houston, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Kidd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida Mooneyham (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Sept 1906 and died _____ July 1987, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Noah Calloway Alford and Carrie M. Johnson Alford; and sister Eunice Odell Alford Williams in this compilation.

            From the family tree (Ancestry) of Andy Cook, great-grandson of Ida and her first husband: Ida married her first husband, James Nathan Lowrey, in 1923. He died 19 May 1928. She married her second husband, Harvey L. Mooneyham, later in 1928.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Ida Estelle 1906 MS1, Noah Calloway 1881 MS2, George Washington 1840 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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IDA MAE WEAVER ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 2 January 2015

 

SOUTHHAVEN—Ida Mae Alford, 97, of Southaven, MS, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at North Delta Hospice in Southaven.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jessie D. Alford and her four brothers; Gene, Wayne, Lynn, and R.D. Weaver.

            She is survived by three children; James D. Alford (Nancy) of St. Joe, AR, Johnny W. Alford (Phyllis) of Olive Branch, MS, and Sandra A. Downs (Ray) of Hernando, MS; five grandchildren, Keith Alford (Quian) of Tulalip, WA, Brian Alford (Linda) of Yellville, AR, Jessie Alford (Kathleen) of Mountain Home, AR, Amy A. House (Jody) of Charlotte, NC, Greg Wallace (Michelle) of Plainfield, VT; and two great- grandchildren, Abby House and Keenan Wallace.

            Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 3 at Graceview Presbyterian Church in Southaven, MS. Graveside services will follow at 2:45 p.m. in Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery, Millington, TN….

            Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Northridge Woodhaven Chapel and Cemetery, Millington, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Rosas

 

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

 

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INEZ IONE CHANDLER ALFORD

Mother of John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 1 December 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MCCOMB [Pike Co.]—Inez Chandler Alford, 82, a homemaker, died of heart failure Friday at her home.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Hartman Funeral Home with burial in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb....

            Alford was a Bogalusa, La., native. She co-owned Denman-Alford clothing Store with her late husband, J.W. Alford Sr., for many years. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church [in McComb].

            Survivors include; son, Warner Alford of Ridgeland and Charles Alford of McComb; daughters, Judy Alford of McComb and Susan Nicholas of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and six grandchildren....

 

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THE GAZETTE

Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA—Monday, 2 December 1996

 

            Inez Chandler Alford, 82, of McComb, Miss., died of heart failure in her home Friday, Nov. 29, 1996. Services were held Dec. 1 at Hartman Funeral Home, McComb. Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, McComb….

            Survivors include two sons, Warner (Kay) of Ridgeland, Miss., and Charles of McComb, Miss.; two daughters, Judy Alford of McComb, Miss., and Susan (Buddy) Nichols of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren, Swayze (Melinda) Alford and Phyllis Alford, all of Oxford, Miss., John Alford of Hamesburg, Miss., Amanda Nichols of Davenport and Blakeney Nichols and Chandler Nichols, both of Cedar Rapids; and a sister-in-law, Carrie P. Chandler of Crystal Springs, Miss.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, J.W. Alford Sr.; and a brother, Charles Chandler.

            Inez was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Bogalusa, La., to Gus and Lillian Webber Chandler. She was a homemaker and owned Denman- Alford Clothing Store with her husband for many years. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church, past president of the Cecilian Circle and helped organize the Dot Hubbard Circle. She was the Junior Auxiliary Azalea Ball Queen in 1966, and the McComb Enterprise-Journal Mother of the Year in 1953. She was active with the Boy Scouts of America and the Hughes PTA. She had been a member of the Crescite Club, Order of the Eastern Star and the Beauceants. She helped found the first garden club in McComb and was past chairman of the Mothers’ March of Dimes.

            Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church.

 

Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Dec 1913.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Warner Alford Sr.; and children Charles Chandler Alford and Judy Ione Alford in this compilation.

 

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IRENE M. VINYARD ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-DEMOCRAT

New Orleans, LA—Wednesday, 24 July 1901

 

            MERIDIAN, Miss.. July 2—Mrs. L.P. Alford, wife of tbe pastor of the Southside Methodist Church died shortly after 1 o’clock to-day, after an illness of abont a week.

            She was Miss Irene Dlnyard [sic] of Amite City before her marriage to Rev. Mr. Alford, a little more than three years ago, aud was a graduate of Whitworth College of Brookhaven. Her husband was called to the Meridian Church about two years ago, since which time Mrs. Alford had endeared herself to every member of tbe Southside Church, and was dearly beloved by all who knew her in this State and in Louisiana. Sbe was less tban twenty-five years of age and a perfect type of noble Christian womanhood.

            The body will be sent to Magnolia, the former home of Rev. Mr. Alford, at 10 o’clock , to-morrow morning for interment. Many relatives and friends will accompany the pastor on his sad mission.

 

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THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA—Wednesday, 24 July 1901

 

MERIDIAN, Miss., July 23—After an illness of one week, Mrs. L.F. Alford, the beloved wife of Rev. L.F. Alford, pastor of the South Side Baptist church, died at her home, in this city, to-day.

            She leaves an infant only a few days old.

            The remains were shipped to Magnolia, Miss., for interment.

            Deceased formerly lived in Morgan City, La.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Louis Flemon Alford, in this compilation.

            Irene married Louis Flemon Alford on 13 Dec 1898. They apparently had no surviving children.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents: Matthis E. Vinyard and Aravilla Tucker Vinyard.

 

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IRENE PONDER ALFORD

Mother of Ralph Elbert Alford Jr., AAFA #0746

Sister-in-law of Willie Marshall Alford Sr., AAFA #0128, and Virdie Eugenia “Sweet Pea” Dees, AAFA #0457

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 16 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Irene Ponder Alford, 65, of Walker Avenue, a retired secretary from Sears, Roebuck & Co. service department, died of a heart attack Saturday [Jan 15] in Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

            Services are 3 p.m. Monday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford, a Rankin County native, was a member of Creston Hills Baptist Church and Leavell Woods Chapter 375, Order of the Eastern Star.

            Survivors include: husband, Ralph Sr.; son, Ralph Alford Jr. of Jackson; daughters, Fetina Crabtree and Theresa Parman, both of Jackson; mother, Verdie Ponder of Jackson; sister, Beatrice Alford of Bradenton, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 4 March 1928.

            See the obituaries of her brothers-in-law Glenn Warren Alford and Robert Sidney Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her as Mary Irene Ponder.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ralph Elbert 1922 MS1, Nathan Bell 1886 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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IRIS NEAL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 4 July 2012

 

 

            Mrs. Iris Neal Alford, 92, of Jackson, MS passed away peacefully at Rolling Acres Retirement Home in Raleigh, MS surrounded by family on July 1, 2012.

            Iris was born in Webster County, MS on July 25, 1919 to the late Will and Mildred Milton Neal. She moved to Jackson, MS in the early 1940s and began work with Deposit Guaranty Bank where she remained for 38 years. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She moved to Summerland Manor Assisted Living in Bay Springs, MS in 2008 and to Rolling Acres Retirement Center for the past 7 months.

            She is preceded in death by her only sibling Mrs. Arlyne Neal de Medicis and husband Jim of Jackson. She is survived by niece Miriam de Medicis Hurdle and her husband Noble of Taylorsville, MS, niece Judy de Medicis Cooley of Baton Rouge, LA and nephew Gene de Medicis and his wife Lynn of Picayune, MS, 7 great-nieces and great- nephews, and 10 great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

            Visitation will be at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street in downtown Jackson on Thursday, July 5, 2012, from 9:00-10:00. The funeral will follow at 10:00. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to the employees of Summerland Manor and Rolling Acres Retirement Center for the loving care they gave to their loved one.

 

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Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

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

 

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IVA NELL ALFORD WHITEHEAD

Sister of Evon Alford Ratliff, AAFA #0524

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Monday, 9 December 1974

 

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Marion Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janine McQuiston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iva Whitehead (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 Dec 1934 and died _____ Dec 1974 was born , last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Wirt Lee Alford and Ruby Smith Alford; and brother Fulton Lee Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Iva Nell 1934 MS1, Wirt Lee 1889 MS2, John Raymond 1858 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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IVY BELLE EDINGTON TERRY ALFORD

Mother of Elizabeth Alford Williams, AAFA #0040

 

Ivy Belle <i>Edington Terry</i> Alford

From her Find A Grave memorial, posted by FGreenbaum: “A photo from the collection of Anna Louisa Woods of Roanoke, VA whose mother was an Edington.”

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Wednesday, 18 July-1962

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ivy Belle Alford, 734 Mayer Street, were held at 10 a.m. today at the chapel of National Funeral Home by the Rev. Johnny Dinns, pastor of Trinity Methodist Church. Burial was in Cedar Bluff Cemetery, Cedar Bluff, Miss.

            Mrs. Alford died at 11 a.m. Tuesday [July 17] in King’s Daughters Hospital after a long illness. She was 89.

            She was born at Cedar Bluff and lived her early life there. She was the widow of Dr. J.W Alford who died in 1919. She came to Greenville in 1933 from West Point to make her home. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Murray Williams and a son, Gid [Andrew Gideon] Terry, both of Greenville, a sister, Mrs. J.R. Purvis of Learned; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Hiram Patterson and Miss Margaret Alford, both of Jackson; Mrs. C.H. Jackson of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Ray Albritton of Hazlehurst; and a stepson, Garland Alford of Brookhaven. She also leaves 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

            The active pallbearers include Bill Dobbs, Bruno Tubertini, George Ferguson, Joe Turner, R.L. Norman and Presley Wooten.

 

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Photo from Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery, Cedar Bluff, Clay Co, MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Pam & Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter, Elizabeth Alford Williams, in this compilation.

            She was the second wife of Julius Whitford Alford. Her first husband was Andrew Gideon Terry (1869–1904).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Whitford 1868 MS1, James Thomas 1840 MS2, Julius Caesar 1808 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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J.C. ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—Thursday, 15 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            J.C. Alford, 84, a retired Central Electric Power Association employee died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2004) at Choctaw County Hospital in Ackerman, MS.

            Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) at Wilcox Funeral Home…. Burial was in Freeny Cemetery (Leake County, MS).

            A native Leake Countian, he was a member of the VFW.

            Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Sue Joiner of Sturgis, MS; two brothers, James Hulon Alford of Taos, NM and George Keith Alford, Batesville, MS; two sisters, Melba Jean Eichelberger, Walnut Grove, Leake, MS and Nancy Greer of Carthage, Leake, MS; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 July 1919.

            See the obituaries of his siblings George Kenneth Alford, Gladys Alford Helminiak, James Odell Alford, Marvin Webb Alford, and Ray Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            J.C., as he was apparently called from birth, is listed on the 1920 census with his parents in Carthage (District 69), Leake Co., MS, dwelling #343: Egbert Alford, farmer age 24; his wife Genia 19; and son J.C. 3/12. Next door is Martha Alford, age 67 married; her son Lee 37 widower, and daughter Lessie 31 single. All were b. in MS. On the 1930 census in Leake Co. he is still listed as J.C., and his mother is Jennie. His younger siblings are Marvin, Lela C. Gladys, Melba J. and James.

            J.C. had 2 Alford lines: he was the son of Egbert J. Alford and Gennie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and William Wiseman “Banjo” Quick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            J.C.’s paternal lineage: J.C. 1919 MS1, Egbert J. 1896 MS2, David Edward 1855 AL3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            His maternal Alford lineage, from his grandmother: Frances Vashti 1872 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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JACK DEWITT ALFORD

Uncle of Lydia Ann Wallace David, AAFA #0726

 

Lowndes Funeral Home

Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—_____ February 2014

 

            Jack D. Alford, 92 of Columbus, MS passed away Sunday, February 16, 2014 at his residence.

            A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home Chapel with … Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Interment will be in Old Union Cemetery, Fayette, AL.

            Mr. Alford was born May 18, 1921 in Prichard, AL to the late Joseph Dewitt and Ruby Lee Wilson Alford. He married Jo Nell White August 6, 1948 in Winfield, AL. They moved to Columbus from Huntsville, AL in 1975. Mr. Alford was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and the Columbus Country Club. He was a graduate and a fan of the University of Alabama. Mr. Alford was a Civil Engineer and worked for the Army Corps of Engineers for over 30 years.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife-Jo Nell White Alford, Columbus, MS; son- Jack (Lisa) Alford, Jr., Tuscaloosa, AL; daughters-Rebecca (Joe) Ready, Westminster, MD and Marilyn (Lance) Bennett, Cleveland, TN; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

            Memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 515 N. Lehmberg Rd., Columbus, MS 39702.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Jack DeWitt 1921 AL1, Joseph DeWitt 1888 GA2, Larkin J. 1849 GA3, Thomas 1829 GA4, Wiley A. 1794 GA5, James 1741 NC/VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JACKIE LEE ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Thursday, 29 May 2003

 

            Jackie Lee Alford, age 58 of Gulfport, MS died Wed., May 21, 2003.

            He was born in Odessa, Texas. He was the son of the late John and Rosalee Alford. He was a Baptist.

            Surviving are his wife, Celeste Alford, a son, David Alford, both of Gulfport; a daughter, Teena Hodges of Hendersonville, NC; a brother, Johnnie Alford of Odessa, TX; 2 sisters, Alice Glover of Odessa, TX; Gloria Green of Paris, TX; and 4 loving granddaughters.

            Graveside services will be Thurs., May 29, 2003, 2:00 p.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi.

            Riemann Funeral Home, 25th Ave., Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jackie L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Sept 1944, last residence Gulfport, Harrison Co., MS.

 

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JACOB COLUMBUS ALFORD

Uncle of Johnney Nolen Alford, AAFA #0239

Cousin of Ruby Pauline Alford Heard, AAFA #0137

 

Source of original obituary unknown

_____, MS—_____ April 1994

 

Written in his memory by Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994

 

[Ruby reports that the published version of this obituary has many mistakes, which she has corrected in the article below.]

 

            Jacob Columbus “Lum” Alford, a native of Leake County, MS, was born 17 May 1899 in Leake Co. Miss. near the Estes Mill Community. He died 11 April 1994 in the Carthage Health Care Center of heart failure. His wife Fannie Thaggard, born 29 July 1902, preceded him in death on 15 November 1988 in Leake Co. They are both buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Carthage, MS.

            Lum Alford was a farmer and worked hard at it until his health began failing. He had been in the Health Care Center for several years. He and Fannie did not have any children but helped the others with children when they were living near the brothers and sisters. He was one of sixteen children, the oldest son of Wilburn Whitfield Alford and Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth Alford. All 16 were born in Leake Co. He and Fannie Thaggard were married 1 April 1923.

            He is survived by five brothers, John Willie, [illeg], Rufus Edward, Robert Samuel and Roy C. Alford; one sister, Susie Cornelia Alford Fisher; and three half sisters, Julia Fay Bozeman, Jessie Lee Shoemaker and Hattie Sue Thornton.

            Lum’s father, Wilburn Whitfield was born 5 September 1875 in Tallapoosa Co., AL. His mother, Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth, was born 16 September 1875 in Leake Co., MS.

            Wilburn was the oldest son of Columbus Washington Alford and Maryann D. Glover of Leake Co., MS. Columbus W. Alford, known as Lum also, was born 18 January 1850 in Troup Co., GA, and Maryann Glover was born 11 Aug. 1857 in Tallapoosa Co., AL.

            Jacob Columbus “Lum” Alford will be missed not only by his brothers and sisters but by a lot of us. He was my first cousin, as his father was a brother to my father. It seems all my close cousins are leaving this world for a better place. This Alford family has a lot of younger ones scattered all over the U.S., but the ones in Mississippi are getting fewer all the time.

 

 

 

Photos from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings Dossie Joy Alford, James Andrew Alford, Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, Royal Chadwick Alford, Susie Cornelia “Nealia” Alford Adams Fisher; and sisters-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford and Sallie Irene Watkins Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Jacob Columbus 1899 MS1, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA3, James Floyd 1817 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JACOB DYE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 27 February 1960

 

 

In another article—note differences:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 26 February 1960

 

ALFORD SERVICE HERE SATURDAY

 

            J.D. Alford, 62, 5404 Old Canton Road, died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at University Hospital after an illness of several weeks.

            A native of Rankin county, he moved to Jackson 50 years ago. Mr. Alford was a member of the Bailey Ave. Baptist church. Prior to his health failure, he was an Interior painter.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from Baldwin Chapel…. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Addie Brooks Alford of Jackson; two [step-]daughters, Mrs. John E. McCalip and Mrs. Stewart Rodenhiser, both of Jackson; his mother, Mrs. Daisy W. Alford of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie McDonald of Pascagoula, Mrs. Vera Sue Hanna of North Carolina and Mrs. Verma Deason of Brookhaven; seven brothers, Rueben Alford, Herbery Alford, and Glen Alford all of Jackson, Julius Alford of North Carolina, Sam Alford of Biloxi and T.J. Alford of New Orleans; and six grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are Bobby Wilkins, June Brown, John McCalip, Buddy Cooper, Stewart Rodenhiser, Jr., and Stewart Rodenhiser, Sr.

 

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Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

Death date on gravestone appears to be incorrect.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Addie Viola Brooks Alford; parents, Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams Alford; and siblings Glen Campbell Alford, Gordon Keith Alford, Marion Herbert Alford, Millard Ray Alford Sr., Minnie Laura Alford Brown Valakis McDonald, Reuben Sutton Alford, Sam Dorsey Alford, and Vermal Leila Alford King in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Julius Anderson Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries; and his brother Taylor Jeff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            The two daughters named in his obituary are Addie’s children from her first marriage to Claud Warren: Densley Warren and Florence Warren, both living with their parents in Yazoo Co., MS, in 1910.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Jacob Dye 1900 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob A. 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JACOB ELIAS ALFORD

Father of Jacob Egloff Alford, AAFA #0016; Julius Mosby “Pooley” Alford, AAFA #0013; and John Warren Alford, AAFA #0194

Grandfather of Marian Alford Mixon Houk, AAFA #0043

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Wednesday, 23 February 1972

 

 

LONGTIME LOCAL CIVIC, BUSINESS LEADER DIES

 

            Jacob E. Alford, 92, longtime McComb businessman, civic leader and a former member of the McComb City Board, died at 11:20 a.m. Tuesday in Southwest General Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today in Catchings Chapel.

            Born Jan. 28, 1880, in Rock Port, in Copiah County, Mr. Alford was the son of the late Dr. James Thomas Alford and Julia Catchings Steele Alford. A licensed pharmacist, he came to McComb in 1901 where his brother, James Blair Alford, was teaching school. He bought the McComb City Drug Store the next year and later began his long and active career in the theatre business.

            He opened the Jacob’s Theatre on the corner of Main street and North Broadway, then the Dixie Theatre further east on Main street. The Jacob’s Theatre was perhaps the first theatre in McComb to show early films and to present numerous stage shows. In 1926 he founded the State Theatre and operated it until his retirement more than 45 years later.

            He married Miss Bertha Egloff in 1910 and the couple celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last December.

            Mr. Alford was a longtime member and past president of the McComb Rotary Club, a Mason, having received his 50 year pin, a Shriner and a member of Knights Templar. He was a member of the McComb City Board from 1947 through 1952, he was on the board of the First National Bank and was quite active in the sale of War Bonds during World War II.

            Survivors include his widow; four sons, J.E. Alford Jr., Metairie, La., Louis and Julius M. Alford, both of McComb, and John Warren Alford, Pass Christian; one daughter, Mrs. Ella; Quin Mixon, Jackson; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Rev. Frederick Woodward, pastor of J.J. White Memorial Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in Hollywood Cemetery with Catchings Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Herring Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1972) dates of Jacob Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Ella Rebecca Quin Alford; second wife, Josephine Bertha Egloff Alford; children Ella Quin Alford Mixon, James Louis Alford, John Warren Alford, and Julius Mosby “Pooley” Alford; mother, Julia Catching Steele Alford; and brother James Blair Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Jacob Egloff Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; and of his brother John Mosby Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Jacob was the son of James Thomas Alford and his second wife, Julia Catching Steele.

            Wedding anniversary article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday. 1 January 1961

 

 

            This article says they were married in New Orleans, but perhaps it was in McComb:

 

THE TIMES-DEMOCRAT

New Orleans, LA—Sunday, 25 December 1910

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Jacob Elias 1880 MS1, James Thomas 1840 MS2, Julius Caesar 1808 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JACQUELYN SMITH ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MA—Friday, 31 March 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

            Mrs. Jacquelyn S. Alford, 82, of 211 East Drive [Jackson, MS] a retired bookkeeper, died of heart failure Thursday [March 30] at Hinds General Hospital.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            A Ruleville [Sunflower Co.] native, Mrs. Alford had lived in Jackson for the past 12 years, moving from Jacksonville, Fla. She was a retired bookkeeper for Beach Marine and was a member of Alta Woods United Methodist Church. She was a charter member of Alta Woods 60 Plus Group, where she served as treasurer for four years. She had been editor for the 60 Plus Group newsletter.

            Survivors include: daughters, Jacquelyn A. Cooke and Tommie Jean Alexander, both of Jackson; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Lakewood Memorial Pak, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacquelyn S. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 1 June 1907 and died _____ March 1989, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            We included the obituaries of her husband’s parents, Gilbert Isaac “Gillie” Alford and Elma Verna Foutz Alford, in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Her maiden name is included in the book by AAFA Member #0669, Bobby Alford, The Alford Family of Lawrence County, TN. We reprinted much of this book in AAFA ACTION—see “Lawrence County, Tennessee, Alfords,” Parts 1–6 in Issues #33 (Summer 1996)–#38 (Fall 1997).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Gillie Lee 1905 TN1, Gilbert Isaac 1870 TN2, Robert Newton 1839 TN3, Isaac W. 1805 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JAMES ALFORD, SR.

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Sunday, 2 July 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

RETIRED CITY EMPLOYEE

 

            Services for James Alford Sr. will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church.... Burial will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, with Berry & Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 95, of Toomsuba [Lauderdale Co.], died Friday, June 30, 2006, at his residence.

            He was preceded in death by his wife and son....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 June 1913.

            See the obituary of his probable son Leroy Alford in this compilation.

            This is probably an African-American family because the Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian serves that community.

            The 1930 census of Lauderdale Co. lists the African-American family of a Clint and Mallie Alford with a son James age 16. They were enumerated in Beat 5 with no reference to towns, but they were on Mt. Gilead Road, and Google Maps shows that road to be between Meridian and Toomsuba. We have no information on Clint or James Alford in 1920.

 

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JAMES A. ALFORD

 

GRENADA STAR

Grenada, Grenada Co., MS—Friday, 18 December 2009

 

            Funeral services for James A. Alford, 67, of Charleston [Tallahatchie Co.], native of Grenada, are at 10 a.m. Monday at Newton M.B. Church. Burial will follow in the V.A. Cemetery in Memphis [Shelby Co., TN].

            Mr. Alford died Dec. 14, 2009, in Charleston.

            He was born Jan. 28, 1942.

            Eddie Robinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Thompson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Jan 1942, last residence Oakland, Yalobusha Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of his probable father, Jerry Alford Sr., in Indiana Obituaries.

            From U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Ancestry): James Alford, born 28 Jan 1942 and died 14 Dec 2009, served in the U.S. Army from 4 Nov 1968 to 3 Nov 1972.

 

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JAMES ALEXANDER ALFORD, JR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 21 August 1973

 

BROOKHAVEN—James A. Alford, Jr., 73, pharmacist, died Thursday at University Hospital in Jackson. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

            Survivors include: his wife, Mrs. Margaret McCormick Alford; one son, James E. Alford, Atlanta, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. John M. McNeil, Mrs. Louis J. Blanchard, Jr., both of Houston, Tex.; one brother, Spence Alford, Brookhaven; eight grandchildren; and two nieces.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, History Finder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Nov 1899 and died _____ Aug 1973, last residence Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his father, James Alexander Alford Sr.; and brother, Carl Spence Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Alexander 1899 MS1, James Alexander 1873 MS2, Alexander 1827 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JAMES ALEXANDER ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 18 January 1956

 

BROOKHAVEN—Final rites for James A. Alford, Sr., 83 year old prominent pharmacist, were held Monday from Brookhaven Funeral home chapel…. Interment was in the Poplar Springs cemetery in Crystal Springs.

            A native of Crystal Springs, Mr. Alford came to Brookhaven in 1915 to open Alfords Drug store which he operated over 30 years. Following his retirement for several years he later served as pharmacist for Popes Drug store here.

            He died at his home Sunday.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Mary Palmer Alford; two sons, James A. Alford, Jr. and Spence Alford, both of Brookhaven; a sister, Mrs. George Batton, Crystal Springs; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Pallbearers were Rufus Applewhite, Edward Norwood, Charles Cole, B.J. Pope, Roy King, all of Brookhaven; and John McNeil of Jackson.

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NatalieMaynor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Carl Spence Alford and James Alexander Alford Jr.; parents, Alexander “Sandy” Alford and Mary Caroline Bridges Alford; and brother Franklin Bridges Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.      

            His lineage: James Alexander 1873 MS1, Alexander 1827 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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