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MISSISSIPPI OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

The Alford American Family Association’s 2007 annual meeting was held in Vicksburg, Mississippi. We made a special effort to obtain obituaries of all “Alfords” who died in that state and published them in AAFA ACTION. However, for the first time, we decided not to publish a compiled print edition, but instead to publish the compilation on this website.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 1 DECEMBER 2013

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Mississippi obituaries are represented in AAFA Alford Genealogies published on this website, where we are referring readers for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

This line goes back to #5. See also the separate genealogies for Lodwick’s children and grandchildren:

            Jacob Alford 1738 VA (5 Generations)

            See Also Joan Harley’s Jacob Alford Family History

            James Alford 1740

                        Cullen Alford 1775 NC (4 Generations)

                        Kinchen Alford 1779 ?? (4 Generations)

                        Wiley Alford 1794 GA (3 Generations)

            Julius Alford 1750

                        Lodwick Alford 1775 NC (5 Generations)

                        Zaddock Alford 1787 GA (4 Generations)

                        Halcut Alford 1789 GA (4 Generations)

                        Julius C. Alford 1798 GA (4 Generations)

            Lemuel Alford 1766

                        Jones Alford 1807 NC (4 Generations)

            Kinchen Alford 1768

                        Sippi Alford 1800 NC (4 Generations)

 

4. Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to #5. See also the separate genealogies for Jacob’s children:

            Needham Judge Alford 1789 NC (5 Generations)

            Edwin Barksdale Alford 1792 NC (5 Generations)

            Lucy Alford Maines about 1793 NC (5 Generations)

            Julius C. Alford 1797 GA (4 Generations

            William Alford 1804 GA (5 Generations

            Nancy Alford Berryhill 1805 GA (4 Generations)

            John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Seaborn John Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Moses Alford 1810 LA (3 Generations)

            Joseph W. Alford 1816 LA (3 Generations)

            Martha Alford Stovall 1820 LA (5 Generations)

 

5. John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations (DNA Group One)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

9. Known Descendants of Jeptha Alford 1797–1869 (DNA Group One)

This line may go back to #5.

 

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

 

 

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ABBIE 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....

 

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 Abbie R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 7 Apr 1915.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, James Oscar Alford, in this compilation.

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

            James Whitfield Alford, son of James Oscar Alford and Leola Alford, was born 22 June 1906 in Mississippi and he died 19 Feb 1977 in Hinds Co., MS, where he is buried in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Abbie’s husband’s paternal lineage: James Whitfield 1906 MS1, James Oscar 1872 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

            Abbie’s husband’s maternal lineage: James Whitfield 1906 MS1, Evie Leola 1883 MS2, Levi ??3.

 

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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 obituary of her grandfather Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            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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AILEEN F. BOYD ALFORD

 

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.

            On her gravestone she is listed as “F. Aileen Alford.”

 

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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.com list his birth date as 17 June 1901.

            We included the obituaries of son William Carey Alford; his 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, #4.

            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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ALTON HALFORD

 

Source unknown

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.

            Rev. Franklin Haire and Rev. John Ira Hill officiated. 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 AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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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....

 

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

            See the obituaries of his father, Reed Bingham Alford; 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.

            Alton’s father is listed as Reed on both the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Carroll Co., MS, and again in SSDI records. This obituary and a Family Tree on RootsWeb list him as Bingham Reed. AAFA records list him as Reed B. Alford, and he is Reed B. Alford in his obituary and on his gravestone in New Hope Church Cemetery, Gravel Hill, Carroll Co., MS.

            SSDI records show that Reed B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Dec 1919 and d. 2 March 1992, last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            Reed is listed on the 1920 census with his family in Hemmingway, Carroll Co., MS, dwelling #87: Smith Alford, farmer age 42; his wife Freddie 37; and children: Irbie 18, Herman 16, Lara (son) 15, Talmage 13, Noah 12, Noel 12, S.J. (son) 10, Adnis (daughter) 7, Ocie (son) 4, Elgia 2, and Reed 2/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            This is the family of James Smith Alford, b. 4 March 1878 in Carroll Co., MS, and Freddie Mae Randall.

            *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

 

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. The Rev. Clayton Expose officiated at the services. Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 8, from noon until 7 p.m. in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

            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.

 

Photo from Vaiden Cemetery, Vaiden, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie Lee Collins

 

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 children Alva L. “Polly” Alford Welch and Jerry V. Alford; and her father-in-law James Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            Alva’s husband Wilburn was born 26 Jan 1905 in Carroll Co., MS, the son of James Oscar and Leola Alford. He is listed on the 1910 and 1920 censuses with his parents in Carroll Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Wilburn 1905 MS1, James Oscar 1872 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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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.

            The Rev. Ronny Spivey will officiate the services.

 

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 mother, Alva Bell Stewart Alford; her brother Jerry V. Alford; and her grandfather James Oscar 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

Sister of Zelma Lorraine Alford Farmer Brooks, 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 Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt, William S. Alford Jr., and Arthur N. Alford; his daughter-in-law Jessie P. Sanderson Alford; and his sister-in-law Mary Ann Whittington Alford in this compilation.

            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.

 

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 siblings Velma Mae Alford Hannis, Malcom J. Alford, and Ruby Louise Alford Wallace 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 MOAK ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably New Orleans, LA— _____ April 1967

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Of McComb [Pike Co.], Mississippi, on Saturday, April 22, 1967, at 4 o’clock a.m., Amanda Moak Alford, in her 85th year, wife of the late Robert S. Alford; mother of Henry M. Alford of Jackson, Mississippi, Mrs. Clyde G. Wells of New Orleans, Louisiana and James M. Alford of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandmother of Robert C. Wells of New Orleans, La., and Edward Alford of Charlotte, North Carolina; sister of Mrs. C.C. Clark of Ruth, Mississippi and Mr. Samuel D. Moak of Norfield, Mississippi, and the late Mrs. Clint Greer, Mrs. Sedley Roberts, Mr. Ira E. Moak and Mr. David S. Moak.

            .... Eastern Star Services by Queen Esther Chapter No. 1, Sunday, April 23, 1967.

            Services from Catching’s Funeral Home on Monday, April 24, 1967 at 10:30 o’clock a.m. Interment Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Mississippi.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her son Henry M. Alford in North Carolina Obituaries; and of her daughter Mae Clair Alford Wells in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Amanda Moak was the wife of Robert Strickland Alford, b. 20 Sept 1867 in Mississippi, the son of Leander Raiford Alford and Sophronia Curtus Strickland. Mrs. Clyde G. Wells is their daughter Mary Clare Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Strickland 1867 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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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, #9.

            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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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.com) 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.com, 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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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. Rev. Bob Case officiated, assisted by Rev. David McIntosh, Rev. Bufkin Oliver, and Rev. Earl Presley. 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, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Minnie Elois Alford Crews, Samuel Horace “Red” Alford, Margel Mize Alford, and Paul Brittain Alford Sr. 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 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....

 

In another article:

 

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 with Rev. Steve Davis and Rev. Ann Houston Kelly officiating. 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.

            We included the obituary of her sister Elsie M. Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

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

 

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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 with Apostle Michael Franks officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.

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

            Visitation will be Friday, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m., at the funeral home.

FAG photo requested 11/3/2012

 

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. The Rev. M.L. Wallace officiated. 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 Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison, Bernard W. Alford, 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 with the Revs. James Towery and Roy Myers officiating. 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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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, with Lewis Smith officiating.

            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.

FAG photo requested 6/28/2011

 

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. with Rev. O.C. Hull and Rev. James Delmas officiating, 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 brother Lod Samuel Alford in this compilation.

            Arie Hilton Alford was born 17 January 1896 to James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes.

            *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. Rev. Scott Walters, Rev. Bernard Nail and Dr. Clarence Cooper will officiate.

            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.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans of America, P. O. Box 14310, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 ( www. dav.org/donate) or to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

 

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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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 father, George Bedford Alford; his sisters Gertie Alford Findley Langley and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis; and cousin James Leonard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his half-brother Arthur Edwin Alford and stepmother, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, in Missouri Obituaries; and 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 L. “SONNY” ALFORD

 

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 siblings Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill, Clifton Howard Alford, and Rex Ray Alford in this compilation.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur L. 1933 MS1, Arthur 1893 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ARTHUR N. ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Zelma Lorraine Alford Farmer Brooks, AAFA #0863

Aunt 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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Mona Bryant

 

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 siblings Alvin Harold Alford and William S. Alford Jr., and Betty Lucille Alford Pruitt; and his sister-in-law Mary Ann Whittington Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur N. 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 RANDALL “RANDY” ALFORD

 

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

 

[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 with Rev. Butch Simmons officiating.

            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.

 

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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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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

Cousin of Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., AAFA #0423, and Leonidas Marcelus Alford, AAFA #0466

 

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 brother Stewart Floyd Alford III; and her cousins Edgar Griffin Alford Sr. and Leonidas Marcelus Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Margaret Hoy Alford Healy 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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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 with the Rev. Mary Anne Heine officiating. 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

            Visitation is 3-9 p.m. today at Hartman Funeral Home and continues there from 8 a.m. Monday until there services at 10 a.m. with Dr. Barry Ward officiating. 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 obituary of her son James Burton Alford III in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Burton 1928 MS1, James Burton 1895 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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BENJAMIN CLEVELAND “FREEMAN” ALFORD

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

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 15 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 obituary of his 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, #4.

            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 the obituaries of his cousins Dewey Earl “Red” Alford, Vonceil Alford Strong, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, and Farrol Jasper Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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.

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother Herman Woodrow Alford in this compilation.

            *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 his siblings Annie Bell Alford Fitzhugh, Florence Wyvonne Alford Harrison and Vernon Komack 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

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 5 January 2009

 

            Bertele Underwood Alford, 90, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Select Specialty. (Baldwin-Lee, 601-372-5623).

 

In another article:

 

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 located at 5235 Robinson Road Jackson, MS 39204 601-372-5623.... 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.

 

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BERTHA MAE SHULER ALFORD

 

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 with Bro. Jeff Flatt officiating. 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 obituary of her daughter Waunice Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            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 Virginia 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.

FAG photo requested 11/9/2012

 

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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 son, John Thomas Alford Sr.; and her husband’s father, John W. Alford, in this compilation.

            Her son Terry Alford reports that there are several errors in this obituary. Bessie was born in Stigler, Haskell Co., Oklahoma Territory. Her husband was Landrum L. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage, from AAFA records: Landrum Leavel 1903 MS1, John W. 1867 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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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, with Rev. Franklin Brewster officiating. 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.

            Visitation will be Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the church.

 

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—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 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. with Rev. Peden officiating.

            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 Virginia 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, with the Revs. Vann Windham and Blake McDaniel officiating. 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 VanDuser

 

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 obituary of her mother, Sarah Louise Conerly Alford Bridges, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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, #4.

            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 Lorraine Alford Farmer Brooks, 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 with Rev. Edgar Smith of Rt. 2, Morton, and Rev. Ado Hunt of Gulfport officiating. 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. Rev. Edgar Smith of Route 2, Morton, and Rev. Ado Hunt of Gulfport officiated, 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 brothers Alvin Harold Alford, William S. Alford Jr., and Arthur N. Alford in this compilation.

            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 Change Forever, by Lorian Hemingway, granddaughter of Earnest 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 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 with Rev. Glenn Harrigill officiating. 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

            Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.

 

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 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. The officiating ministers were Rev. John Tucker and Rev. Roe Ballow. 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 obituary of her father, Robert Lavern 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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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; his son 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 obituary of his sister Emma Agnes Alford Gilmer in Washington Obituaries. We included the obituary of his brother Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Billie was born in Bolivar Co, MS and married Janie Allen May 31, 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. Elder Billy Reyer, Rev. Wayne Hall, Rev. Jimmy Smith and Rev. Danny Smith will officiate. Jones Funeral Home of McComb will be in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

            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.

 

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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 obituary of his 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, #4.

            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 SC5, 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, #5.

            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 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., with the Rev. Wayne Hall officiating. 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, #4.

            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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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 double 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 LUCILLE ALFORD PARHAM BERRYHILL

 

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. Bro. Louis Smith and Bro. David White will be officiating.

            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 brothers Arthur L. Alford, Clifton Howard Alford, and Rex Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bonnie Lucille 1926 MS1, Arthur 1893 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. The Rev. Ed Sudduth will officiate. 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 Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Boyd Virginia 1909 MS1, Benjamin Youngblood 1862 MS2, Henderson 1829 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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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.

            The Rev. Lee Bloodworth will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Tommy Staggs, Alton Lassett, Gregg Lassett, Reece Makamson, Derek Robertson, and Daniel Burton.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

 

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 father, Reed Bingham Alford; and siblings Alton Reed Alford Sr. and Lucretia Alford Palmertree in this compilation. Alton’s obituary provides her middle name and the name of their parents, Bingham Reed [or Reed Bingham] Alford and Beatrice L. Osborn.

            *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—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 with Rev. Elkin Heair officiating. 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.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

FAG photo requested 11/11/2012

 

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, #9.

            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.

 

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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 brothers Hubert Mulford Alford (including further information on the family), Nolan Ray Alford Sr., and James Hugh Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Carl E. 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, Natalie Maynor

 

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; and his grandmother Mary Caroline Bridges Alford 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 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlene V. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Nov 1932. Her date of death is listed as Aug 1991.

            See the obituary of her husband, Glenn Warren Alford, in this compilation.

 

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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.

FAG photo requested 11/12/2013

 

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 WILBURN HAVARD ALFORD

 

MISSISSIPPI PRESS

Pascagoula, Jackson Co., MS—30 July 2013

 

AL0024873-1_141315

 

            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. Rev. Gerald Hegwood will be officiating. 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.

            You may view and sign an online register book for Carolyn at www.heritagefuneralhome.us. Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements.

 

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. Rev. Hobson Toney, Rev. Earl Presley, and Rev. John Carter officiated. 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, Natalie Maynor

 

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 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. with the Rev. J.A. Lombard, the Rev. Dempsey Neese and the Rev. Flenoy Clark officiating.

            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 daughter 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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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 with the Rev. Jane Houser officiating. 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.

            Friends and family may sign and leave a message on the online register book at houstonfuneralhomems.com.

 

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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. Rev. Jane Houser will officiate. 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, #9.

            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, 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 with Father Brian Kaskie officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held immediately following the services at the funeral home.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline 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 mother, Inez Ione Chandler Alford; and his sister Judy Ione Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ 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. Mabelle Alford Riser, both of Raymond; and a granddaughter and three step–grandsons....

 

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, #4.

            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. Rev. Frank Burnside officiated. 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.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Natalie Maynor

 

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 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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CLAUDE ALLEN ALFORD

Son of Claude Anding Alford, Sr., AAFA #0017

Father of Brad Alan Alford

 

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.

 

Photo 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. Xxx We included the obituary of his son Brad Alan Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries. Include this statement when PA Obits are updated.

            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, #4.

            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; and his grandson Ronnie Scott Alford in this compilation. Xxx We included the obituary of his grandson Brad Alan Alford, AAFA #0678, in Pennsylvania Obituaries. Include this statement when PA Obits are updated.

            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, #4.

            His lineage, from AAFA records: Claude Anding 1898 MS1, Jeptha Joseph 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

 

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, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: Clifford Alford was born July 12, 1896, the son of William Jackson Alford and Mecie Gentry.

            See the obituaries of his brothers 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

 

Clifton H. Alford

Photo and birth date from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home, Pearl, MS

 

Born: May 29, 1919

 

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 1:00pm 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

 

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); and his siblings Arthur L. Alford, Rex Ray Alford, and Bonnie Lucille Alford Parham Berryhill in this compilation.

            The gravestone photo was taken in August 2009. It 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 1893 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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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.

 

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 with the Rev. James Sims, the Rev. E.S. Furr, and the Rev. Robert Winters officiating.

            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, #9.

            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

Great-Aunt 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 [Oct 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brothers George Bedford Alford, John W. Alford, and James Oscar 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, #9.

            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.

 

The obituary of her great-grandfather:

 

JOSEPH ELY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TN—Saturday, 3 March 1973

 

            Joseph Ely Alford, 64, of 2614 John Ronza Circle, retired Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division employee, died yesterday in Methodist Hospital.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel with burial in Memorial Park.

            He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church and a Mason, and was active in Boy Scout work.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hazel Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Pruitt of Grandview, MO; a son, Joseph E. Alford, Jr. of Victoria, Miss., and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: The obituary of Courtney’s great-grandfather Joseph Ely Alford, above for reference, will be published with future TN obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Joseph Ely 1908 MS1, William Ely 1870 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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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 with the Dan Robertson officiating. 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.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/157/38355028_137061383043.jpg

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, #9.

            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.

            Visitation will be held on Saturday 02/04/2012 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood. Funeral Services will be held Saturday 02/04/2012 2:00 PM at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood, MS with the Rev Rob Banks Officiating. 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

FAG photo requested 11/9/2012

 

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

            See the obituary of his 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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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.

 

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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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 with Rev. Randolph Scott officiating. 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, with Dr. David Sellers and the Rev. O.J. Seale officiating. 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.

 

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, #4.

            His lineage: David Keith 1971 MS1, William Kyzar 1934 MS2, Joseph Hardie 1901 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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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.com): 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

 

 

            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

FAG photo requested 11/9/2012

 

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 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 18136, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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DELFINA LEON ALFORD

Wife of James Ellis Alford, AAFA #1345

 

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, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Ellis ???? MS1, Hugh Dalton 1930 MS2, Ellis E. 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

 

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] with the Rev. Gary Howington, the Rev. Ronnie Hall, the Rev. Adelbert Adcock and the Rev. James Nations officiating.

            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.

Online condolences may be sent to www.lairdfh.com.

 

 

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 F. Boyd Alford; and cousins Benjamin Franklin Alford Jr., Vonceil Alford Strong, Hilan Lucille Alford Magee, and Farrol Jasper Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Roger D. Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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 AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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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.

            The Rev. Ben Goodwin officiated assisted by Rev. W.F. Clark. 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris Alfor [sic] Turner (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 Nov 1913.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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 Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1991) dates of Doris D. Alford (SS# issued in MS).

            See the obituary of her grandson James Burton Alford III 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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage, from AAFA records: James Burton 1895 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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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 brothers Francis Ronnie Alford and Orville Trinton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Doris Elaine 1924 MS1, Wiley Richard 1898 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 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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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....

FAG photo requested 11/12/2013

 

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.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jeffy Rivers Alford, in this compilation.

            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 sister Minerva Ann Alford Myrick; brothers Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, and Royal Chadwick Alford; and sister-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick 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, Lee 1858 MS3.

 

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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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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.

            The Rev. Bernard Wiggins will officiate at the services.

            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.

            Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral 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.

            Earnestine is the daughter of William Cothern Alford and Annie _____.

            On William’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], 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.

            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 D. 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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EARSEL KATHERINE ALFORD LUKE BENDER

AAFA #0260

 

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. The Reverends Steve Bryant and Benny Alford will officiate.

            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 siblings Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, Thomas Benjamin Alford, Henry Howard Alford, and Hubard Hamilton Alford (with census data) 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 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

 

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.

 

In another article:

 

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.

            *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

 

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....

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

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., AAFA #0452; his brother Leonidas Marcelus Alford, AAFA #0466; and his cousins Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist and Stewart Floyd Alford III 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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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 with Rev. David McIntosh officiating, assisted by Elder R.B. Johnson and Rev. Curtis Moffett and Rev. John Atchley. 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.

FAG photo requested 10/17//2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Minnie Elois Alford Crews , Samuel Horace “Red” Alford, Margel Mize Alford, and Paul Brittain Alford Sr. 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—10 June 2012

 

            Odean Halford, 63, Foxworth, MS, died 06-09-2012. Arrangements: Hathorn Funeral Home, Columbia.

 

In another article:

 

COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—_____ June 2012

 

            Odean Halford, 63, Foxworth—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.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/209/91713050_134349395120.jpg

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—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 is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward J. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 Apr 1940, last residence Purvis, Lamar Co., MS.

            We included the obituary of his sister Ina Catherine Alford Allen in Texas Obituaries.

 

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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.

 

In another article:

 

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 SC6, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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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

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 Long

Used with permission

 

Source unknown

_____ 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, 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 postiion 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his 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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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. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Monday, August 2, 2010 and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. 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. Online guest register available at www.baldwinleepearl.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eleen A. Evans (SS# issued in MS), last residence Madison, Madison Co., MS.

            Her memorial at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home includes about 50 uncaptioned family photos.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD WILLIAMS

AAFA #0040

Sister of Pearl Nix Alford Albritton, 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. She also said her full name is Nancy Elizabeth Alford, but apparently she never used Nancy.

            *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 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, #9.

            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).

 

In another article:

 

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.

            The Rev. Larry Edwards and Donnie Waller will officiate at the services.

            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.

            Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to the New Hope Cemetery Fund, 2143 County Road 23, Greenwood, MS 38930.

 

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 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 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 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 mother, Ella Rebecca Quin Alford; and 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. The Reverends Jeff Switzer; John Branning and Benny Alford officiated. 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 siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, Thomas Benjamin Alford, Henry Howard Alford, and Hubard Hamilton Alford (with census data); her nephew Louis Wayne Alford; and her uncle Gene Nelson 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 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.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/190/28839829_134188183831.jpg

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.com], 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.

FAG photo requested 11/11/2012

 

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’s obituary names her mother Elmer Olive Berry Alford.

            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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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.com], he is age 30, a self-employed farmer living in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish, LA. He was born 2 Dec 1886 in Pike Co., MS, and is married with 3 children.

            In 1910 Quinn Alford, age 23 b. LA, is a single boarder living with the Alexander Blackwell family in Folsom, St. Tammany Parish. In 1930 Quinn is living next door to this family. They have a daughter, Eva, who fits the age for Quinn’s wife Dee.

            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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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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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’s brother Gene Nelson Alford in this compilation.

            Ethel’s husband was Rube Wilson Alford, son of Benjamin Franklin Alford and his second wife, Rebecca Catherine Copeland.

            In 1920 Rube’s family is in Wister, Le Flore Co., OK, dwelling #137:

 

Benjamin F. Alford     head      62      MS NC TN

Rebecka C.                  wife       52      MS SC TN

Gene L.                       son         21      MS MS MS

Edward L.                   son         16      MS MS MS

Moses H.                     son         13      MS MS MS

Rubie W.                     son           9      MS MS MS

Willis E.                      son           7      MS MS MS

 

            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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Rube Wilson 1908/1909 MS1, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS2, John Henry 1816 NC3.

 

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EUNICE LEA HALFORD 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. The Rev. Mike Baker will officiate. 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.

 

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

 

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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, Green 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 with Rev. Dalton Washington officiating.

            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.

 

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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, Natalie Maynor

 

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 1898 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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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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FARROL JASPER “PREACHER” ALFORD

Husband of Mildred Lowery Alford, AAFA #1349

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

Uncle of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

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; his sisters Hilan Lucille Alford Magee and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot; and his cousins Vonceil Alford Strong, Dewey Earl “Red” Alford, and Benjamin Franklin Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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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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 with Dr. Bryan Scarbrough officiating.

            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 father, Marion Haston Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            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.com], 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 AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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FLORENCE M. ALFORD

 

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. Rev. Paul Smith and Rev. Shirl Smith officiated. 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 Fitzhug,  Bernard W. Alford, 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 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.com], 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

 

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 with the Rev. Wayne Hall officiating. 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 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.

            We included the obituary of his brother Archie Maurice Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 10 March 1905.

            See the obituary of her grandmother Mary Caroline Bridges Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Franklin Bridges Alford and 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 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 Green 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 Mississippi Marriages, 1776–1935 (Ancestry.com): E.D. Alford m. Frances Reid on 3 Aug 1897 in Green Co., MS. This date also appears in Frances Alford’s pension application.

            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 contributor/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 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 and her son Rufus’s wife Quilla.

            *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 siblings Doris Elaine Alford Edwards and Orville Trinton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Francis Ronnie 1938 MS1, Wiley Richard 1898 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

 

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. The officiating ministers were the Rev. Bartis Harper and the Rev. John Carter. 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 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 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

 

            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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank W. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 December 1919, not 21 December. His last residence was 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.com 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.com], 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, with the Rev. Elliot Rutland and the Rev. Ronnie Turner officiating. 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.com), 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.

            The Rev. Leon Holly, the Rev. Keith Ramage and the Rev. W.M. Daves will officiate at the services.

            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. 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.

            Rev. Jerry Wise was the officiate for the religious rites. 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, #4.

            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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Xxx FRANKIE LUCILLA HUTCHINSON ALFORD

 

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Photo from phenom04’s Gray family tree (Ancestry.com) - used with permission requested 12/1/2013

 

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, George Douglas 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.

FAG photo requested 12/1/2013

 

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.

            *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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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 obituary of his wife, Doris Jeanette Amerson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GEARY SIMONS ALFORD

AAFA #0312

 

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, with the Rev. Margaret Ayres officiating.

 

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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, with the Rev. Margaret Ayres officiating. 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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Geary Simons 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

 

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. His death date is listed as Jan 1991 and his last residence as Whitfield, Rankin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lucy Delma Fulton Ward Alford; sister-in-law Ethel Massey Alford; and nephew Hubart Hamilton Alford (with census data) in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Mose H. Alford and Willis E. Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            A RootsWeb Family Tree posted by Lee and Walt Vandevender says Gene Nelson Alford married Lucy Delma Fulton on 22 Dec 1932. She married (1) Lacy Ward and had the 2 children named as Gene’s stepchildren. Gene and Lucy had no children.

            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

 

Source unknown

_____, 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 [Nov. 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 Alford Findley Langley, Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis, Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba, Blanche Alford Pounds

Squatting in front of ladies...Left...Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford and right...Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford

Mattie Alberta “Berta,” Blanche, and Bud are children of George’s first wife Paris Shine Alford

Juanita, Gertie, Ruby Nell and Jack are children of George’s second wife Myrtle Mae Berry Alford

 

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 children Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford, Gertie Alford Findley Langley, and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis; brothers James Oscar Alford and John W. Alford, and his sister Cora Lee Alford Parham in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, and son Arthur Edwin “Bud” Alford in Missouri Obituaries; and of his daughter Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            George Bedford was the son of Patrick “Paddy” Alford and Emma White. He married (1) Parris 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.]

 

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.

Uncle of Howard Wroten Alford, AAFA #0547

 

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; sister Mildred Alford Ellzey Stiers Day; and his sister Lura’s husband, Luther Wroten Alford, in this compilation.

            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, #4.

            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 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).

 

In another article:

 

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. Reverend Raymond Aven will officiate. 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 Jeannie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and 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: Frances Vashti 1872 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA 3, James Floyd 1817 GA 4, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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GERTIE ALFORD FINDLEY LANGLEY

Mother of Sharon Lynn Findley 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 father, George Bedford Alford; and siblings Arold Abraham “Jack” Alford and Ruby Nell Alford Sims Davis in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her half-brother Arthur Edwin Alford and stepmother, Paris Shine Alford Jennings, in Missouri Obituaries; and half-sister Mattie Alberta Alford Huckaba in Nevada Obituaries.

            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 1918 MS1, George Bedford 1880 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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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 obituary of her sister Jo Martin Alford Masingill in Louisiana Obituaries; and of her sister Bertha Lucille Alford McClelland in Texas Obituaries.

            Her parents were Joseph Martin Alford and Carrie Eliza Weiland. We published an extensive history of this family in the Summer 1998 issue of AAFA ACTION, “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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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 VanDuser

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glen D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 2 January 1948.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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 DAILY NEWS

 [newspapers merged in 1989]

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 Drive, a retired nursing assistant for Veterans Administration, died of respiratory arrest Sunday, 14 May 1989, at Veterans Administration Memorial Hospital.

            Services were 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 Korean War, served in the military for 21 years. He was a member of the 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 28 March 1914.

            See the obituaries of his 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.

            Glenn was the son of Nathan Bell Alford and Susie Mae Overby.

            *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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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

 

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 [Feb 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 brother Marion Herbert Alford; and his brother Thomas Jefferson Alford’s wife, Ora Morris Alford, in this compilation.

            Gordon was the son of Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams. He married Ramona Copeland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            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.

 

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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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....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gwendolyn T. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 August 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

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ January 1956

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Funeral services for Harlie Eugene Alford, 24-day-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Alford of Byram [Hinds Co.], were conducted at 10 a.m. today from the graveside at Lakewood Memorial park.

            The infant died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday [Jan. 7] in Baptist hospital after an illness of two weeks. Besides his parents he is survived by two brothers, John Edward and Thomas Allen Alford, both of Byram; two sisters, Carrie Jean and Peggy Sue Alford, Byram; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Alford of Boyle.

            .... Pallbearers were Harlie Eugene Ogle, Dorsey Lee Smith, and Milton and Monroe Allen.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Billie Alford and Janie Allen Alford, in this compilation.

            A handwritten note on this printed obituary copy says he was born 15 Dec 1955 and died 7 Jan 1956.

            *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

 

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. The Reverends Douglas Lee; Mac Carney; and Roy Tidewell will officiate. 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.com], he is age 18 living in Walthall Co., MS. He says he was born 20 May 1899.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Harlon 1925 MS1, Hope Garrett 1899 MS1, 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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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.

 

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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. His wife was Annie Whatley.

            See the obituary of his 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.com], 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, #10..

            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 Harry 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 _.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 _ 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.

 

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 Harry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Oct 1885.

            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. We included the obituary of his son Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            The right edge of this printed obituary copy was cut off, so some type was missing.

            Harry Edward 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.

 

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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 obituary of his grandfather James Leonard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harry Glenn 1952 MS1, William Clyde 1924 MS2, James Leonard 1893 MS3, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS4, Patrick 1841 MS5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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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 brother Theodore “Pete” Alford in this compilation.

            Hattie Mae, the daughter of Zachary Alford and Addie Mae Johnson, was born June 17, 1905. She 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 CLAIRE ALFORD SPIVEY

Cousin of Terry L. 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.

 

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 grandfather John W. Alford in this compilation.

            A Family Tree on Ancestry.com 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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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.

            To share sympathies, condolences and memories, go to Hartman-Sharkeyfuneralhome.com.

 

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, #4.

            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….

 

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, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, 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.

 

In another article:

 

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 [Feb 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.

FAG photo requested 10/3/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. The family reports that he was born 26 March 1928 in Neshoba Co., MS, and died 23 February 1970.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Susan Inez Alford Ferguson, Thomas Benjamin Alford, and Hubard Hamilton Alford (with census data); and his nephew Louis Wayne Alford; and his uncle Gene Nelson 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.

            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.

 

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HERMAN WOODROW ALFORD

AAFA #0068

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ 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, 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.

           

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.

 

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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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.com], 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.com], 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

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

Aunt of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

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 Farrol Jasper Alford and Sarah Louise Alford Bacot; her sister-in-law Madron Harvey Alford (wife of Hilan’s brother Sammie); and her cousins Vonceil Alford Strong, Dewey Earl “Red” Alford, and Benjamin Franklin Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Harold Bernard Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Madron and Hilan were in the same car accident.

 

Her husband’s obituary:

 

TYLERTOWN TIMES

Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS—Thursday, 29 January 1998

 

      Funeral services for John Carroll Magee Sr., 79, were Jan. 23, 1998, at Capps Funeral Home Chapel.... He died Jan. 21, 1998, at Walthall General Hospital. Magee was a mechanic, a World War II Army veteran, a member of Knoxo Baptist Church and a Mason.

      He was born Nov. 24, 1918, at Slidell, La., son of the late John and Mattie Ginn Magee. He married Hilan Alford Magee, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Ben L. and Ford Magee; and a sister, Grace Magee.

      Survivors include two sons, J.C. Magee Jr., and Sammy Kaye Magee; a daughter and son-in- law, Carolyn M. and Wayne McElveen of Franklinton; two granddaughters, Samantha and Jayne Magee; four grandsons, Marty and Jason McElveen of Franklinton, and Nathaniel and Christopher Holmes; a brother, Billie Magee of Nashville, Tenn. Pallbearers were Alex Alexander, Vernon Alford, Earl Alford, Billy Alford, Jimmy Alford and Mike Magee.

      Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens with Capps Funeral Home in charge.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            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 with Rev. James Buie officiating. 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.

            The Rev. James Kilgore, II and the Rev. A.M. Mansfield officiated. 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.

FAG photo requested 11/11/2011

 

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; and son Louis Wayne Alford in this compilation.

 

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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; and his grandmother Margaret Louise Martin 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, #4.

            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

 

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. Dr. David Millican will officiate. 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.

To share condolences, visit Hartman-Sharkeyfuneralhome.com.

 

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.

 

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HOWARD LESLIE “HOP” ALFORD

AAFA #0446

 

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.

 

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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 Pheobea, James M. Alford of Ackerman and Billy E. Alford of Sherwood; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends....

 

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 obituary of his wife, Angelia Bland Alford, in this compilation.

            He and his wife and son were present at several AAFA meetings.

            His father was Osie Lee Alford and mother was Terah Clemons Alford.

            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.

            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. The Reverends Johnny Peden, Brown Barrier and Bennie Alford officiated. 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 siblings Earsel Katherine Alford Luke Bender, Ellie Ree Alford Seale, Thomas Benjamin Alford, Henry Howard Alford, and Susan Inez Alford Ferguson. We included the obituary of his brother William Austin Alford in Alabama Obituaries..

            The family of Hubard’s father William Lace Alford is listed on the 1930 census North Bend, Neshoba Co., MS, dwelling #93:

 

Lace Alford                head      42      MS MS MS age 23 at first marriage

Myrtle                         wife       34      MS MS MS age 15 at first marriage

Hubbard                      son         17      MS MS MS

Tom                             son         13      MS MS MS

Inez                             dau        11      MS MS MS

Ellsie                           dau          9      MS MS MS

Harsel                          dau          7      MS MS MS

Austen                         son           4      MS MS MS

Howard                       son           2      MS MS MS

 

In 1920 they are next door to William’s parents in Wister, Le Flore Co., OK, dwelling #138:

 

William L. Alford       head      32      MS MS MS

Lillie M.                      wife       23      MS MS MS

Hubbard H.                 son           7      MS MS MS

Benjamin T.                 son  4-1/12      MS MS MS

Ines G.                        dau  1-2/12      OK MS MS

 

In dwelling #137:

 

Benjamin F. Alford     head      62      MS NC TN

Rebecka C.                  wife       52      MS SC TN

Gene L.                       son         21      MS MS MS

Edward L.                   son         16      MS MS MS

Moses H.                     son         13      MS MS MS

Rubie W.                     son           9      MS MS MS

Willis E.                      son           7      MS MS MS

 

In 1910 they are in Beat 2, Neshoba Co., MS, dwelling #123:

 

Benjamin T. Alford     head      54      MS NC TN     second marriage, 23 years

Rebecca I.                   wife       42      MS SC TN      first marriage, 23 years;

                                                                                    12 children, 9 living [6 here]

Vera C.                        dau        17      MS MS MS

David F.                      son         15      MS MS MS

Genie N.                      son         13      MS MS MS

Agnes L.                     dau        11      MS MS MS

Eddie L.                      son           7      MS MS MS

Moses H.                     son           4      MS MS MS

Rube W.                      son           1      MS MS MS

Mary J.                        sister      28      MS MS MS     single

Stephen N. Copeland  step-      71      SC SC SC       widower

                                     father

 

In 1900 they are in North Bend, Neshoba Co., MS, dwelling #94:

 

B.F. Alford                 head      42      b. Oct 1857     MS MS MS m. 22 years

R.C.                             wife       32      b. May 1868    MS MS MS 9 children, 9 living

J.H.                              son         21      b. Dec 1878     MS MS MS

J. ?.                              dau        18      b. Dec 1881     MS MS MS

 [The above 2 were the children of Benjamin’s first wife, Sarah Cumberland:

  John Henry and Jodie]

Lace                            son         12      b. Dec 1887     MS MS MS

Susan                           dau          8      b. Oct 1892     MS MS MS

Vera                            dau          8      b. Oct 1892     MS MS MS

Frank                           son           3      b. Nov 1896    MS MS MS

Jenie                            son           3      b. Feb 1897     MS MS MS [something wrong here]

Agnis                           dau     4/12      b. Nov 1899    MS MS MS

 

            *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.

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

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 brothers Carl E. Alford, Nolan Ray Alford Sr., and James Hugh Alford in this compilation.

            Further information on this family prepared by Ruby Heard:

 

      Hubert was the son of James Hugh Alford and Lula Mae McGowen Alford. His father was born 8 March 1896 in MS and died 1 May 1967. His mother was born 21 March 1896 and died 26 Nov 1984. Both are buried in Lakewood Ceme. They were married 29 March 1913 in Hinds Co., MS.

      James Hugh Alford was the son of Warren Jefferson “Jeff” Alford Jr., born 1863 in Rankin Co., MS. He married Eldora Noblin 30 Dec 1884. Eldora Noblin Alford was born 17 Dec 1865 in MS. Jeff died 1925 and she died 23 Aug 1951. Both are buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Jackson, MS. Hubert’s grandfather Jeff Alford had a rather large family, five sons and two daughters, and his father had four sons and one daughter that we know about.

      Warren Jefferson “Jeff” Alford Jr. was the son of a very well known Alford family in Rankin and Hinds counties. Warren Jefferson Alford Sr. was born 24 Sept 1831 Fayette Co., GA, and his wife Sarah Elizabeth Garrett was born _____ Aug 1836 in AL. They were married about 1857-58 in MS (?). They had 13 children, all born in Rankin and Scott Counties, MS. There are many descendants of this Alford marriage living in MS and other states.

      Warren Jefferson Alford Sr. was the son of Spire Washington Alford and Sarah Brassell Alford, well known Alfords in Scott Co., where they moved in 1842-43 with six children. Three more were born in MS. We have covered this family in past issues and the court houses in Scott and Rankin counties show many land records on this large family. Spire Washington Alford was the son of Britton Washington Alford and Bathsheba “Betsey” Brassell of Upson Co., GA, so Hubert M. Alford was no newcomer to the Hinds County area. His brothers, James H. Alford and Nolan Ray Alford died in 1989 in Hinds Co.

 

            *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

 

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....

 

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 obituary of his daughter-in-law Delfina Leon Alford in this compilation.

            Hugh married (1) Faita Broyles by 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, #4.

            His lineage: Hugh Dalton 1930 MS1, Ellis E. 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 ESTELLE ALFORD LOWREY MOONEYHAM

 

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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 with the Rev. Frank Sample, the Rev. Grady Williams and the Rev. Kenneth Franklin officiating.

            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, in this compilation.

            From the family tree (Ancestry.com) 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, #9.

            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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INEZ FAILS ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Thursday, 18 November 1999

 

D’IBERVILLE—Inez Alford, 77, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, in Biloxi.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of the Coast and was retired from the Veterans Administration after 17 years of service. She was a member of D’Iberville Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam D. Alford; her parents, Arlie and Virdue Fails; and a brother, Billy Ray Fails.

            Survivors include three daughters, Vera Sturges, Sandy Echelberry and Marilyn D. Filder, all of D’Iberville; two sons, Sam Alford Jr. of Atlanta and Bert Alford of Cleveland, Tenn.; two brothers, James Fails of Bassfield and Dalton Fails of Utah; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-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. A service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. at D’Lo Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 March 1922, last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her daughters Vera L. Alford Sturges and Marilyn D. Alford Fielder in this compilation.

 

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INEZ IONE CHANDLER ALFORD

Mother of John Warner Alford, 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. The Rev. Frank Wheat officiated.

            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 Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Dec 1913.

            See the obituaries of her children Charles Chandler Alford and Judy Ione Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Warner 1908 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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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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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 brothers George Kenneth Alford, 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 Jeannie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and 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: Jeannie Quick, 1901 MS 1, Frances Vashti 1872 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA 3, James Floyd 1817 GA 4, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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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 sister Minerva Ann Alford Myrick; brothers Dossie Joy Alford, James Andrew Alford, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, and Royal Chadwick Alford; and sister-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick 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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JACQUELYN S. ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE CLARION-LEDGER / JACKSON DAILY NEWS

 [newspapers merged in 1989]

Jackson, Hinds Co., MA—_____ 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 [30 March 1989] at Hinds General Hospital.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at Lakewood 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.

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

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.

            Her husband was Gillie Lee Alford, the son of Gilbert Isaac “Gillie” Alford, and grandson of Robert Newton Alford and Martha Ann Edmiston. See “Descendants of Ira Bailey Alford” in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2008, for more information on this family.

            Gillie I. Alford m. Mrs. [probably should be Miss] Elma V. Fontz [should be Foutz] on 25 Dec 1898 in Maury Co., TN [Tennessee State Marriages, 1780–2002 (Ancestry.com)]. They are buried in Kidd Cemetery in Lawrence Co., TN—see “Cemetery Records for Tennessee,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 2006.

            Gillie Lee Alford’s parents are listed on the 1900 census in Mt. Pleasant (District 82), Maury Co., TN, dwelling #65: Gillie Alford, barber age 30 b. Jan 1870 in TN, m. 1 year; his wife Elma 19 b. Aug 1880 in IN, 1 child, 1 living; and daughter Bonnie 3/12 b. March 1900 in TN.

            The family is listed on the 1910 census in Lawrenceburg (District 80), Lawrence Co., TN, dwelling #126: Gillie Alford, barber age 40 b. TN, first marriage 11 years; his wife Elma 29 IN, 4 children, 4 living; and children, all b. TN: Bonnie L. 10, Mailene 8, Gillie L. 5, and Boyd 1-8/12.

            In 1920 they are in Sheffield, Colbert Co., AL, dwelling #23: Gillie Isiac Alford, guard at nitrate plant, age 50 widowed; and children: Bonnie Lee 19 telephone operator, Mailene 17, Gillie Lee 14, Boyd Edmiston 12, James Thomas 8, Joseph Fouts 5, and Maggie Elmer 2-10/12. All and their parents were born in TN.

            In 1930 Gillie and his second wife are back in Lawrenceburg (District 14), Lawrence Co., TN, family #11: Gillie Alford, street laborer age 60 b. TN, age 55 at first marriage [obviously this is his age at his second marriage]; and his wife Ronie 51 b. TN, age 45 at first marriage.

            In 1930 Gillie Lee and his wife Jacquelyn are in Memphis (District 76), Shelby Co., TN, family #319: Gillie Alford, drug store clerk, age 25 b. TN, age 21 at first marriage; and his wife Jacquelyn 23 b. MS, age 19 at first marriage.

            Gilbert Isaac’s second marriage and Gillie Lee’s first marriage have not been found in Tennessee State Marriages, 1780–2002 [Ancestry.com].

            From SSDI: Gillie Alford, b. 25 Aug 1905, d. _____ March 1978, last residence Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Gillie L. 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. 

FAG photo requested 12/1/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Jan 1942, last residence Oakland, Yalobusha Co., MS.

 

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JAMES ANDREW “ANDY” ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—Thursday, 15 May 1969

 

JAMES ALFORD DIES SATURDAY OF LONG ILLNESS

 

            Final rites were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Church for James Andrew Alford, 64, who died Saturday [May 10] in Leake Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Burial was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wilcox Funeral Home. Officiating were Elder B.R. Ware, Rev. Gene Kreiger, and Rev. A.L. Fitzgerald.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Freeny Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Minnie Alford, Carthage; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Quick, Carthage; two sons, James E. Alford, Carthage, and Elmer Alford, Louisville, Ky.; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Watkins, Mrs. Matt Watkins, Mrs. Dollie Myrick, and Mrs. Nellie [Neelie] Fisher, all of Carthage; three half-sisters, Mrs. Hattie Sue Scott, Carthage, Mrs. Julia Faye Bozeman, Louisiana, and Mrs. Jessie Lee Burnside, Canton; eight brothers, Lum Alford, John Willie Alford, Sim Alford, Leroy Alford, D.J. Alford, Rufus E. Alford, and Sam Alford, all of Carthage, and R.C. Alford, Jackson; nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Carthage, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle White

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Feb 1905, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Minnie Mae Hodges Alford; sons James Edward “Bobby” Alford and Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford; sister Minerva Ann Alford Myrick; and brothers Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, and Royal Chadwick Alford; and his sister-in-law Lena Pearl Myrick Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Andrew 1905 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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JAMES BURTON ALFORD III

Nephew of Zeb Dickey Alford, AAFA #0295

 

[Jim died in SC while there on business, but we are including his obituary here because he lived in Mississippi and is buried there.]

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1991

 

JIM ALFORD, MILLING FIRM OWNER, DIES

 

            James Burton “Jim” Alford III, a McComb businessman who was active in local youth baseball, died June 13, 1991, in St. Francis Xavier Hospital of Charleston, S.C. after a sudden illness.

            Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday in Catchings Funeral Home of McComb.... Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the Episcopal Church of the Mediator of McComb. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 39, was in South Carolina on business when he was stricken with an aneurysm Wednesday morning while asleep.

            He was the president of Maco Milling Co. He was a member of the Mississippi Feed and Grain Association and other grain and trade organizations.

            He was a communicate of the Episcopal Church of the Mediator and a graduate of McComb High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.

            Mr. Alford also was a T-ball coach for 5- and 6-year-old boys in the Dixie Youth Baseball league.

            “We coached together at least four years,” said Steve Blue, vice president of Deposit Guaranty National Bank. “Jim was a good father to his children, Burton and Fenley, and he was also a good friend who would be there in both good times and bad times. Jim never met a stranger.”

            Long-time friend Don Lazarus, owner of Lazarus Automotive Warehouse of McComb, said Mr. Alford loved children.

            “He was crazy about kids,” he said. “He was crazy about his own, and he was always asking about others.

            “He was happy and boisterous, and always had a loud, friendly greeting.”

            Mr. Alford was born March 28, 1952, in Pike County. He was the son of the late James Burton Alford Jr. and Barbara Neyland McDavitt of McComb, who survives him.

            He is also survived by his stepfather, Jerry McDavitt of McComb; one son, John Burton Alford III; one daughter, Margaret Fenley Alford; two brothers, Dickey L. Alford of Covington, La., and David N. Alford of McComb; one sister, Cathy Alford of Jackson; one niece, Andrea Alford of Covington; four nephews, Alex Alford and Zeb Alford, both of Jackson, Leighton Alford of Covington and Clint Alford of McComb; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. W.L. Neyland of Woodville; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. Burton Alford Sr. of McComb.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Barbara Neyland Alford McDavitt; and his grandmother Doris Dickey Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Burton 1952 MS1, James Burton 1928 MS2, James Burton 1895 MS3, James Barney 1870 MS4, Barnabas Seaborn 1845 MS5, Seaborn John 1807 LA6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JAMES CHRISTOPHER ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 6 July 1998

 

LUDLOW—James Christopher Alford, an infant, died of complications from premature birth Saturday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

            Graveside services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Morton Memorial Gardens. Ott & Lee Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Survivors include: parents, Shane and Susan Alford of Ludlow; maternal grandparents, Charles and Betty Sullivan of Polkville; paternal grandparents, Henry and Gayle Alford of Morton; and sister, Carlie Renea Frazier of Ludlow

 

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JAMES EARL ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 3 May 1998

 

PHILADELPHIA—James Earl Alford, 81 farmer, died of cancer May 1 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center.

            Services are 2:30 p.m. today at Sandtown United Methodist Church with burial in Sandtown United Methodist Church Cemetery. Nowell Funeral Services is handling the arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a retired city worker and a farmer. He was a native of Wister, Okla.

            Survivors include: wife, Lavurn; sons, Franklin Alford of Iuka, Robert Alford, Charles Alford and Dale Alford, all of Philadelphia; daughters, Chelsea Kilgore of Jackson, Clara Sullivan of Philadelphia, Thressa Martin and Edna Earl Simpson, both of Pearl, and Patsy Brown of Flora; and 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Apr 1917, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lavurn Cannon Alford; son Verner Franklin Alford; and grandson Joshua Lane Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: James Earl 1917 OK1, David Franklin 1894 MS2, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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JAMES EDWARD “BOBBY ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 22 October 2009

 

            James Edward (Bobby) Alford, 83, a retired road construction worker, died Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at Hospice in His Hands in Madden.

            Visitation is scheduled from 5 pm to 9 pm tonight at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage. Funeral services will be 11 am Friday, October 23, 2009, at the funeral home with Bro. Steve Roberts, Bro. Randolph Scott and Bro. Scott Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Caldwell Cemetery in Freeny.

            He was born in Leake County on October 16, 1926 to Andy and Minnie Alford. Bobby was a World War II veteran.

            He is survived by his wife, the former Virginia Sanders; his son, James Austin (Mary) Alford; and daughters, Dianne (Travis) Mitchell and Sarah (Gary) Winstead, all of Carthage. He is also survived by a sister, Mildred Quick of Carthage; and a brother, Elmer Alford of Nesbit; seven grandchildren; two step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren, all of Carthage.

            Pallbearers are Michael Alford, Raymond Alford, Austin King, Lamar Winstead, John Sprayberry, and Larry Fisher. Honorary pallbearers are Nicolas Sprayberry, Christopher Alford, Austin Alford, Will Malone, and Dusty Ray.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of James Alford (SS# issued in MS), but his birth date is listed as 12 Oct 1926, last residence Carthage, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Andrew “Andy” Alford and Minnie Mae Hodges Alford; and brother Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Edward 1926 MS1, James Andrew 1905 MS2, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JAMES HOLLAND “RED” ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 6 November 1974

 

            Funeral services for J.H. (Red) Alford, 62, were conducted at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 3, from the Homewood Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Homewood Methodist Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Alford died in Biloxi on Thursday [October 31] following a short illness. A resident of Biloxi, he was a native of Scott County and was the son of the late Lod and Bessie Alford.

            Survivors include, his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Alford, Gulfport; three daughters, Miss Glenda J. Alford, Ocean Springs, Miss Brenda R. Alford, and Miss Donna R. Alford, both of Biloxi; one son, Jerry H. Alford, Biloxi; three sisters, Mrs. Virgie A. Wall, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Audrey R. Gibson, Dallas, and Mrs. Christine Hegwood, Biloxi; two brothers, Lavern R. Alford, Forest, and Chester (Ebb) Alford, Dallas, Texas.

            Pallbearers were Sammy Lee Woods, Bobby Alford, Ricky Hegwood, Ray Barnes, Turner Alford, and Buddy Vaughn.

 

 

This is a footstone.

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Oct 1912 (which does not agree with the gravestones) and died _____ Oct 1974 , last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lod Samuel Alford and Bessie Ruby Lovett Alford; and siblings Bessie Christine “Teena” Alford Hegwood, Robert Lavern Alford, and Virginia Anell Alford Wall in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage James Holland “Red” 1912 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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JAMES HUGH ALFORD, JR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER / JACKSON DAILY NEWS

 [newspapers merged in 1989]

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 9 May 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989 and Fall 1995

 

            James H. Alford, 71, of Route 7, Box 20, Jackson, a retired security guard for the city of Jackson, died of heart failure Monday [May 8], at Hinds General Hospital.

            Services are 2:30 p.m. today at Lakewood Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alford, a Jackson native, was a member of Forest Hill Masonic Lodge No. 613, the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of World War II.

            Survivors include: wife, Grace; sons, James Ray Alford and Aubrey Lee Alford, both of Jackson; daughters, Linda Faye Alford and Sherry Anne Mahaffey, both of Raymond, and Nancy Grace Gordon and Patricia Jean Keith, both of Jackson; brothers N.A. Alford, Hubert M. Alford and Carl Eugene Alford, all of Jackson; and sister, Evelyn A. Deomor of Pearl; and 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 May 1918.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Grace Claudine McNeil Alford; sons James Ray Alford and Aubrey Lee Alford; and brothers Carl E. Alford, Hubert Mulford Alford (including further information on the family) and Nolan Ray Alford Sr. this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Hugh 1918 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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JAMES LEONARD ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ August 1977

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

DODDSVILLE [Sunflower Co.]—James Leonard Alford, 83, retired farmer, died Friday [5 Aug 1977] at North Sunflower County Hospital in Ruleville. Services at 2 p.m. today at Roundaway Baptist Church; burial in the church cemetery. Card Funeral Home of Indianola.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Ola Lou Alford; four sons, Earl Alford of Doddsville, Willie Clyde Alford and Bobby Lee Alford, both of Jackson, and Lawrence Jerry Alford of Canton, and two sisters, Mrs. Thelma Carson of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Rosie Mae Prewitt of Rolling Fork.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 Dec 1893 and died Aug 1977.

            See the obituaries of his grandson Harry Glenn Alford; and his cousin Arold A. “Jack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Leonard 1893 MS1, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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JAMES LOUIS “LIT” ALFORD

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

Brother of Jacob Egloff Alford, AAFA #0016, John Warren Alford, AAFA #0194, and Julius M. “Pooley” Alford, AAFA #0013

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 10 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

McCOMB [Pike Co.]—James Louis “Lit” Alford, 78, a lawyer, died of heart failure Friday [March 7] in Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Services are 2 p.m. today at Centenary United Methodist Church with burial in Hollywood Cemetery.... Hartman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a Pike County native. He was a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a member of the Mississippi Law Journal. He practiced law for more than 50 years.

            He was active in the development of the oil and gas industry as an independent operator for more than four decades. He served with distinction in World War II, first in the infantry in New Guinea and later as a fighter pilot at Iwo Jima. He served many years as the city attorney for McComb and board attorney for the McComb Housing Authority.

            Mr. Alford was past president of the McComb Rotary Club, honorary colonel on the staff of four governors, former member of the McComb School Board and served as chairman of the State Educational Finance Commission. He was an active member and church leader of Centenary United Methodist Church and served as a teacher of the Men’s Bible class. He served as president and chairman of First Federal Savings and Loan of McComb and a board member of Magnolia Federal Bank. He was a former member of the board of directors of First National Bank of McComb, now part of Trustmark National Bank. He was king of the McComb Junior Auxiliary Azalea Ball and was recipient of the Oliver Emmerich Award. He served on boards of the McComb Chamber of Commerce and Metro-Pike Industrial Foundation.

            Survivors include: wife, Anna; son, James L. Alford Jr. of McComb [AAFA #245]; daughters, Emily Carlisle of McComb, Kathy Swaney of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Elise Lambuth of Jackson; brothers, J.E. Alford of New Orleans and Warren Alford of Pass Christian; and 10 grandchildren.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Nov 1918 (which differs from his gravestones), last residence McComb, Pike Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Julius Mosby Alford (AAFA #0013) and John Warren Alford (AAFA #0194); and his half-sister, Ella Quin Alford Mixon, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Jacob Egloff Alford (AAFA #0016) in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Louis 1918 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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JAMES M. HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 18 September 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

VICKSBURG [Warren Co.]—James M. Halford, 73, an accountant, died of cardiac arrest Tuesday [Sept 15] at his home.

            Services are 10 a.m. today at St. Paul Catholic Church with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Fisher-Riles Funeral Home is in charge.

            He was the widower of Margaret J. Halford. He was a graduate of Syracuse University in New York. He retired from Marathon-LeTourneau Co. in 1983 after 20 years. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and St. Paul Catholic Church.

            Survivors include: sons, James Louis Halford, Matthew Gerald Halford and William Kevin Halford, all of Vicksburg, and George Edward Halford of Alexandria, Va.; and one grandchild.

            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.M. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Apr 1919.

            In 1930, Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS, James M. Halford, age 10 b. MS, is living with his parents Silas (age 48 b. MS) and Linnie Halford and his brother Louis.

            Silas Hale Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 37, a “railroad man” living in Meadville, Franklin Co., MS. He was b. 5 June 1881 and names Linnie Halford living in Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS, as his nearest relative.

            In 1900, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS, Silas Halford, age 19 b. June 1880 in MS, is living with his parents James M. (age 59 b. Sept 1840 in MS) and Mary J. Halford, and 4 siblings. James M. Halford m. Mary Jane Porter in Franklin Co. on 7 Sept 1871.

            His HALFORD lineage: James M. 1919 MS1, Silas Hale 1881 MS2, James M. 1840 MS3, James D. about 1813 AL4, James S. 1793 SC5.

 

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JAMES MONROE ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 18 April 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            J.M. Alford, 81, of Sandy Hook [Marion Co.], died April 17, 2004, at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington, La. Visitation is 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Carson Springs Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Carson Springs Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born April 15, 1923, in Walthall County. He was the son of the late Arthur and Mattie McKenzie Alford. He was a retired shipping clerk with Crown Zellerbach and was a member and deacon at Carson Springs Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Versie Lee Tynes Alford of Sandy Hook; two daughters and a son-in-law, Anna and Doug Turnage and Mary Conerly, all of Sandy Hook; a brother, Elton Alford of Brownsville, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Carson Springs Baptist Church: Glen Stogner, Will Ervin, Nate McKenzie, Jabus Branch, Carroll Bryant, Lester Thomas and Doug Turnage.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Sullivan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of J.M. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Sandy Hook, Marion Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Versie Lee Tynes Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Monroe 1923 MS1, Arthur A. 1900 MS2, William Edward 1876 LA3, Jesse G. 1838 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JAMES NELSON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—_____ March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

PEARL [Rankin Co.]—James Nelson Alford, 66, a farmer, died Thursday [March 19 per Ruby Heard] of cancer at his home.

            Services were Friday at Rosemont Gardens Funeral Home with burial in Rosemont Gardens in Jackson.

            Mr. Alford was a Philadelphia native.

            Survivors include; wife, Ruth; son, Mac Alford of Pearl; daughters, Tabitha Alford of Brookhaven and Sharon Hawkins of Ridgeland; brothers, George Alford of Pearl and Henry Alford of Morton; sister, Sandra McKinney of Pearl; and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm his death date and show that James N. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 July 1931.

            See the obituaries of his father, Ellis Ray Alford; and brother George Daniel Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: James Nelson 1931 MS1, Ellis Ray 1909 MS2, John Lee 1890 MS3, John H. 1868 AL4, S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

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JAMES ODELL ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Tuesday, 6 September 1994

 

BATESVILLE—James Odell Alford, 65, retired farmer, died Sunday [September 4] of cancer at his home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Dickins Funeral Home with burial in Curtis Union Cemetery.

            He was an Army veteran. He leaves four sisters, Lillah Johnson of Carthage, Nancy Greer of Forest, Melba Eichelberger of Walnut Grove and Gladys Helninack of Stevens Point, Wis., and three brothers, George Alford of Batesville, J.C. Alford of Carthage and J.H. Alford of Taos, N.M.

 

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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 show that James O. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Aug 1929, last residence Batesville, Panola Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his brothers J.C. Alford, George Kenneth Alford, Marvin Webb Alford, and Ray Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            James had 2 Alford lines—his parents were first cousins: he was the son of Egbert J. Alford and Jeannie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and Wiseman “Banjo” Quick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: James Odell 1929 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 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA 3, James Floyd 1817 GA 4, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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JAMES OSCAR ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—about 1950

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            James Oscar Alford, 78 year-old resident of 1019 Hunter street, died at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday after a three months illness.

            He was born at West, Miss., and moved to Jackson from Vaiden nine years ago. He was a farmer and a member of Griffith Memorial Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leola Alford of Jackson; three sons, Pat and Wilburn, both of Vaiden and J.W. [James Whitfield] of Jackson; two daughters, Mrs. L.L. Robey of Amory, and Mrs. J.H. Phelps of Mathiston; and several grandchildren: three brothers, John Alford of West, Walter Alford of Greenville, and George Alford of Steel, Mo.; and three sisters, Mrs. Callie Ray of Rosedale, Mrs. Sam Parham of Rosedale and Mrs. I.P. Douglas of Crystal Springs.

            Funeral services will be held from Griffith Memorial Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday....

            Interment will be in Lakewood cemetery with Taylor Funeral Home in charge of arrangements....

            Pallbearers will be Wayne Lee, Thomas N. Isbell, J.E. Sonker, Robert S. Alford, James Hogan and James W. Lee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Levi Pat Alford; siblings George Bedford Alford, John W. Alford, and Cora Alford Parham; his daughters-in-law Abbie Ramage Alford and Alva Bell Stewart; and his granddaughter Alva L. “Polly” Alford Welch in this compilation.

            James was the son of Patrick “Paddy” Alford and Emma White, born about June 1872, and he died about 1950. He married Leola Alford, daughter of Levi Alford and Lou Kirk, on 26 March 1899 in Holmes Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Oscar 1872 MS1, Patrick 1841 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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JAMES RAY ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 11 May 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            James Ray Alford, 53, of McRaven Road, a retired machinist, died of lung failure Thursday [May 9] in Jackson Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

            Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Natchez Trace Memorial Park in Madison [Madison Co.]....

            Mr. Alford was a Jackson native.

            Survivors include: wife, Sandra; son, Michael Ray Alford of Brandon; daughters, Rayne Ann Alford of Kent, Ohio and Kristina Alford and Kellie Alford, both of Jackson; mother, Claudine Alford of Jackson; brother, Aubrey Lee Alford of Jackson; sister, Linda Alford Bullock and Patricia Alford Keith, both of Jackson, Sherry Mahaffey of Sontag and Nancy Gordon of Clinton and a grandchild.

 

Photo from Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery, Madison, Madison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 Oct 1942.

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

            James Ray’s mother is called Claudine in his obituary and Grace in his father’s obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Ray 1942 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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JAMES RICHARD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

            James Richard Alford, of Pearl [Rankin Co.], died Monday, August 27, 2007, at home after a brief illness. Graveside services will be 10 am Wednesday, at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson. Visitation will be 6 pm until 8 pm Tuesday at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon.

            Mr. Alford was born in Jackson on November 30, 1930 to William Charles Alford, Sr. and Lena Bailey Alford. Mr. Alford attended school at Central High School in Jackson. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy in January of 1948. He proudly served aboard the U.S. Vega-AF59, where he was a plankowner. He served in Korea and continued serving in the Naval Reserve until he retired after a combined service of 35 years. He worked for Frito-Lay for 21 years and retired in 1985.

            Mr. Alford was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Dorothy Jean Alford and a brother, William Charles “Buster” Alford, Jr. and his beloved dog, “Skipper.”

            He is survived by his loving wife, of 52 years, Beatrice Wolverton Alford; daughter, Polly Hughes and son-in-law, David of Richland; daughter, Nancy Alford of Pearl; grandson, Michael (Misty) of Pearl, granddaughter, Denise Hughes of Pearl; brother, Thomas (Peggy) Alford of Satsuma, AL and one sister, Barbara (Bill) Barron of Pace, FL. He also leaves behind three great grandchildren, Hunter, Summer and Baylee, that and they were the sunshine of his life....

            Pallbearers will be Ricky Alford, Rick Echols, Jimmy Broome, Ben Hardy, David Hughes and Michael Hughes.

            In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to: Wellsfest at Wells Church, 2019 Bailey Ave., Jackson, MS 39213....

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

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

            In 1930 the family is in Jackson (E.D. 14), Hinds Co., MS, dwelling #312: William C. Alford, yard clerk at steam railroad, age 25; his wife Lena M. 25; and daughter Dorothy J. 2-1/12. All and their parents were born in MS. William and Lena were both age 21 at first marriage.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Richard 1930 MS1, William Charles 1904 MS2, John Willie 1879 AL 3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA 5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JAMES THOMAS ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Thursday, 29 March 1945

 

            Funeral services for James T. Alford, 83, of Lake community were held Monday, March 26, at 2:30 o’clock from the Homewood Methodist Church, with Rev. Hetrick in charge, assisted by Rev. O.C. Hull of Lake.

            Mr. Alford had lived in Lake for the past 12 years and was a member of the Homewood Methodist Church. He was the son of the late Julius Alford and Mary Lee Rhodes.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Etta [sic: Ella] Alford, five sons, Lod, Forest; Vin, Parkersburg, W. Va.; A.H., Lake; Arthur, Mobile, Ala.; and Edgar, of Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Lilla Barnes, Hattiesburg, and Mrs. Effie Vaughn of Forest. Twenty-seven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were selected from friends attending the funeral.

            Little and Ware Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and sons Arie Hilton Alford and Lod Samuel Alford in this compilation.

            James Thomas Alford was born 15 December 1861, the son of James Thomas Alford and Mary Lee Rhodes. He died 25 March 1945.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1861 MS1, Julius C. 1830 GA2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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JAMES TRAVIS ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 11 February 2011

 

 

            Travis Alford, 83, of Salem, died Feb. 10, 2011, from injuries sustained in an accident.

            Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Salem Baptist Church and continues there 10 a.m. Saturday until services at 11, with he Rev. Billy Murphy, the Rev. Mark Wicker and the Rev. Larry Havard officiating. Burial will be in Boyd Cemetery in Salem. Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home of Tylertown is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born May 7, 1927, in Walthall County, to Arthur and Margaret Martin Alford.

            For more years than can be remembered, the Alfords welcomed loved ones to their dinner table for home-cooked Sunday dinners. Even while caring for his late wife during her illness, Mr. Alford continued their cherished tradition. Because family was a priority, he preserved this custom until his death.

            Having served longer than any other in the State of Mississippi, Mr. Alford was completing his 44th year as county supervisor and was looking forward to campaigning for the next term. He was past president of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors, a director and charter member of the Mississippi Public Entity Workers Compensation Trust, chairman of the executive committee of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors; Walthall County board member of Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development District, and past president of the Walthall County Board of Supervisors.

            Besides being a faithful watchdog of the board of supervisors’ budget, Mr. Alford was well-known for his knack of stretching a dollar. He continually modeled to his family how to save, repair, or make do; yet, he was generous to anyone who needed a loan or a meal. Each spring and fall he planted an abundance of vegetables in his garden so that he could share with those in need.

            Even in his busy life, he took great pleasure in attending many Salem School ballgames and especially looked forward to cheering for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was proud of being an American by serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He also was a Mason, a Shriner and member of Varnell Masonic Lodge.

            Mr. Alford was the current chairman of deacons at Salem Baptist Church and was active in all areas of church life. Walking a long mile to church and back every Sunday and Wednesday symbolized his zest for living to those who knew him.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, Louise McKenzie Alford; son, Homer Alford; and brother, Thomas Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Helen Craft Alford; a son Troy Aford and wife Kathy Mord Alford of McComb; two daughters, Linda Ingram of Hattiesburg and Sue Alford of Tylertown; a daughter-in-law, Joan Alford of Tylertown; two brothers, Hulon Alford, and Dan Alford and wife Joan, all of Tylertown; two sisters, Mary Thornhill, and Martha Ann Ladner and husband Joe, all of Tylertown; brother-in-law, Cartee and Nancy McKenzie of Hattiesburg; grandchildren, Christina and Larry Joe Rayborn, Molly and Lathyrl Lucas, Anna A. and Bill Nelson, Heath Alford, April and Nick Smith, Jessica Alford, Jamie Alford and Savannah Alford; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers are Bruce Boyd, Bob Bracey, Perry Clark, Jack Hartley, Michael Paul McKenzie and Billy Wayne Thornhill.

            Honorary pallbearers are members of the senior men’s Sunday School Class at Salem Baptist Church.

            Travis Alford’s philosophy of life was to love God and serve others by being constantly alert to the needs of those around him. Therefore, the family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Salem Baptist Church Gym Fund, Salem Baptist Church, 886 Highway 27 N., Tylertown, MS 39667. 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa May

 

 

Photos from Boyd Cemetery, Walthall Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rebecca Bull

Photo taken 28 April 2011

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Louise McKenzie Alford; his son Homer Odell Alford; and his mother, Margaret Louise Martin Alford, in this compilation.

            All of these obituaries list him as Travis Alford, but AAFA records list him as James Travis Alford, as he is shown on his military gravestone.

            The wedding date on the gravestone is 27 June 1947.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Travis 1927 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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JAMES W. HALFORD

 

Franklin Funeral Home

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—_____ September 2012

 

James W. Halford

 

February 13, 1950 - August 16, 2012

 

            James W. Halford, 62, of Meadville, MS died Thursday, August 16, 2012 at Franklin County Memorial Hospital in Meadville, MS. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 17, 2012 from 5:00 P M until 9:00 P M at Franklin Funeral Home and Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10:00 A M until the time of services at 11:00 A M at Eddiceton Baptist Church. Burial will be in Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Mr. James was born February 13, 1950 in Bude, MS. He was the son of Wesley and Helen Rollins Halford. He was retired from American Railcar in Bude, MS. He coached summer ball for 32 years and served on the Sixtown Water Board for 34 years.

            Survivors are his daughter: Wanda Parker and husband Chuck of Natchez, MS; sisters: Louise Combs and husband Jerry of Roxie, MS, Maxine Buie and husband Jimmy of Meadville, MS, Doris Foy and husband John of Roxie, MS, Bonnie McGeever of Roxie, MS, and Polly Platt and husband Ernie of Roxie, MS; Sister-in-Law: Betty Edwards of Meadville, MS; and faithful friend: Bo.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Dorris J. Causey Halford; and son: Billy Glennis.

            On Aug. 16, 2012, James “Snake” Halford stopped singing “What A Day That Will Be” here on earth. He came face to face with Jesus. He would tell us now, if he could, about his new body, how he is breathing in God’s air, about him walking and talking with all the Saints over there. He is not singing “I’ll Fly Away” here on earth anymore because “He Saw the Light.” Everyone has made the celebration of his home going so much easier to bear with your outpouring of love, cards, prayers, visits, donations, flowers and phone calls. His wishes were made for his home going and we thank Bro. Mike Morris, Bro. Kenny Wilson and Bro. Calvin Wactor for their services. James “Snake” never met a stranger and it was so evident by each one that was present. Dr. Ben Yarbrough was not only his doctor, he was his friend and was always there for him. To the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, the First Responders, Percy Peeler, the Ambulance EMTs, Franklin County Memorial Hospital, staff of Franklin Funeral Home, Roger Causey, Virginia Ann Priest, Rusty Martin, the pallbearers and honorary pallbearers, many thanks. Eddiceton Baptist Church and Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church did an outstanding job of ministering to all of us. Again, thanks so much. James “Snake” would want us to tell you all how much he loved you and also that “He Will Meet You In The Morning.” Thanks and may God bless you all. Please keep us in your prayers.

 

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DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Friday, 17 August 2012

 

            Funeral services for James W. Halford, of Meadville, are 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Eddiceton Baptist Church, with burial in Middleton Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Franklin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Visitation is Friday from 5 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

            Mr. Halford, 62, died Aug. 16, 2012, at Franklin County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Bude on Feb. 13, 1950, to Wesley and Helen Rollins Halford.

            He was retired from American Railcar in Bude. Mr. Halford coached summer ball for 32 years and served on the Sixtown Water Board for 34 years.

            Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Dorris J. Causey Halford; and son, Billy Glennis.

            Survivors are his daughter, Wanda Parker and husband, Chuck, of Natchez; sisters, Louise Combs and husband, Jerry, of Roxie, Maxine Buie and husband, Jimmy, of Meadville, Doris Foy and husband, John, of Roxie, Bonnie McGeever, of Roxie, and Polly Platt and husband, Ernie, of Roxie; sister-in-law, Betty Edwards, of Meadville; and faithful friend, Bo.

            To share condolences, go to www.franklinfh.com.

 

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Photo from Middleton Creek Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

Photo taken 2 January 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of James W. Halford (SS# issued in MS) but list his death date as 10 Aug 2012, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Dorris Jean Causey Halford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES W. HALLFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ September 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Services for James W. “Jim” Hallford will be held today at 3 p.m. at John E. Stephens.... Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.

            Mr. Hallford, 70, of Philadelphia, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center. He was retired from the Neshoba County School Bus Garage and a security guard. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

            Survivors include his wife, Shirley Ward Hallford of Philadelphia; six daughters, Cathy Gore and Sharon Morgan, both of Slidell, La., Sharon Harrison, Theresa Sims, Sylvia Majure and Syble Jones, all of Philadelphia; three sons, Rudolph “Rudy” Hallford of Kenner, La., James “Jimmy” Hallford Jr. of Phoenix and Kenneth W. Collins of Philadelphia; a sister Dollie Peebles of Philadelphia; a brother Billy J. Hallford of Conehatta; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his sisters, Edna Stone, Mary Lou Hallford and Emma Frances Hallford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Hallford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Sept 1931.

            James may have been the son of James G. and Emma Hallford who were enumerated in 1930 Neshoba Co. Note that the deceased James W. Hallford had a sister named Emma. We don’t have a firm connection but there was a James Garfield Hallford b. 1882 who married Emma Channey 17 Jan 1906. If that is the case his lineage is: James W. 1931 MS1, James Garfield 1882 MS2, Julius P. 1851 ??3, Moses Gordon 1817 SC4, Burrell 1786 ??5.

 

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JAMES WOOD “JIMMIE” ALFORD

Nephew of Claude Anding Alford, AAFA #0017

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Saturday, 30 June 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Jimmy Alford, of Biloxi, died June 28, 2007 in Biloxi. He will be sent from The Riemann Family’s Riemann Funeral Home, Biloxi to Cockrell Funeral Home in Macon [Noxubee Co.], MS for services.

 

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COMMERCIAL DISPATCH

Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—Wednesday, 19 July 2007

 

BILOXI—James “Jimmie” Alford, 90, died June 28, 2007, at Veteran’s Hospital in Biloxi.

            Graveside services were today at 11 a.m. at Mashulaville Cemetery in Macon with Bro. Doug Moore officiating. Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born July 9, 1916, to the late Thomas Clyde and Lillian W. Alford. He was a native of Mashulaville Community in Noxubee County, where he attended school. He was a World War II veteran and was retired from Dairymen Inc. in Macon as a milk truck driver.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cynthia Alice Simmons.

            He is survived by his daughters, Julia Nance and Barbara Pendergrass, both of Vancleave; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            Memorials may be made to V.A. Attention Center, 400 Veteran’s Ave., Biloxi, MS 39531.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jimmie W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 July 1916, last residence Ocean Springs, Jackson Co., MS.

            This is James Wood Alford, son of Thomas Cleveland Alford and Lillian Wood. In 1920, this family is in Mashulaville, Noxubee Co., MS, dwelling #29: Tommie C. Alford, physician age 37 b. MS; his wife Lillian 28 MS; and sons, all b. MS: T.C. [Thomas Cleveland Jr.] 6, James Woods 3-5/12, and George 1-7/12.

            In 1930 they are in Beat 4 (E.D. 12), Noxubee Co., MS, dwelling #217: Tommie C. Alford, medical doctor ate 47 b. MS; his wife Lillian 43 MS; and children, all b. MS: Tom C. Jr. 16, Jimmie 13, George O. 12, Burdette 10, and Lillian D. 7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Wood 1916 MS1, Thomas Cleveland 1883 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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JANE ALLEN ALFORD

Aunt of Sion Augustus “Gus” Alford, AAFA #0478

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 9 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Jane A. Alford, 84, of Manhattan Road, a retired secretary from the Florida Department of Transportation, died of pneumonia Friday [Jan 7] at Manhattan Health Care Center.

            Services are 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Chipley [Washington Co.], Fla., with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Chipley. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at Wachob Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Chipley. Breeland Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a Texas native, had lived in Chipley before moving to Ridgeland [Madison Co., MS] four years ago. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and First Presbyterian Church. She was the widow of Paul S. Alford.

            Survivors include: daughters, Lottie Taylor of Canton and Mary Bennett of Carollton; and five grandchildren and a great-grandchild....

 

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NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—Sunday, 9 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Mrs. Jane A. Alford, 84, of Canton [Madison Co.], Miss., died Friday, Jan. 7, 1994 at Manhattan Health Care Center. Mrs. Alford was a native of San Antonio, Texas but had lived in Chipley before moving to The Orchard in Ridgeland [Madison Co., MS], Miss., four years ago. She had lived at Manhattan Health Care in Jackson, Miss., for the past year. Mrs. Alford was a retired secretary with the Florida Department of Transportation. She was a member of the Eastern Star. She was the widow of the late Paul S. Alford, who died Jan. 13, 1954. Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Canton.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by two daughters, Lottie A. Taylor of Canton and Mary A. Bennett of Carrollton, Miss.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at The First Presbyterian Church in Chipley [Washington Co., FL].... Interment will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Asked to serve as active pallbearers are: Gus Alford, Charles Dunn, Tracey Reeves, Mat Taylor, Malcolm Bennett and Mark Bennett....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jane A. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 15 June 1909.

            See the obituary of her daughter Lottie Lee Alford Taylor in this compilation.

            AAFA records show that Jane Allen married Paul Sibley Alford (1906–1954) on 23 Dec 1932.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Paul Sibley 1906 FL1, Sion Augustus 1863 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JANICE I. ALFORD SMITH

 

COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Wednesday, 27 October 2010

 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 20, at 1 p.m. in the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. Janice Alford Smith, 52, of Foxworth, who died Thursday, October 14, at home. Interment was in the Little Rock Cemetery. Rev. Clayton Expose officiated at the services. Visitation was held Tuesday, October 19, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janice I. Smith (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Apr 1958, last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

 

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JANIE ALLEN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 9 May 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Mrs. Janie Alford, 63, of Route 5, Old Byram Road, a retired secretary, died Sunday [May 7] of complications of pancreatitis at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.

            Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            A Mississippi native, Mrs. Alford moved to the Jackson area from Smith County. In Jackson, she attended Forest Hill High School and was a member of the Byram Baptist Church. She retired last July as secretary of Heavy Equipment of Pearl where she worked for 26 years.

            Survivors include: sons, John Edward Alford of Pearl and Thomas Allen Alford of Byram; daughters Carrie Jean Durphy of Byram and Peggy Blackwell of Vicksburg; brothers Milton Allen of Jackson and Monroe Allen of Enterprise; sister, Eva Lusk of Hazlehurst; and 11 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 do not list her death. AAFA records show that Janie Allen was born 1 January 1924.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Billie Alford; and her son Harlie Eugene Alford in this compilation.

 

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JANNE ALFORD THOMAS

Daughter of Herman Woodrow Alford, AAFA #0068

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 16 October 1996

 

PHILADELPHIA—Janne Alford Thomas, 52, an attorney, died of cancer Tuesday in Meridian’s Riley Hospital.

            Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church in Philadelphia with burial in Cedarlawn Cemetery. McClain-Hays Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Thomas, a native of Selma, Ala., received her law degree from Mississippi College in Clinton. She attended Philadelphia High School and received her undergraduate degree from Delta State University.

            A member of the Mississippi State Bar Association, she moved to Philadelphia early in life and was active in a number of civic organizations there. She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Lydian Music Club, Neshoba County Fair Board, Clay Bluff Arts Council and Daughters of the American Revolution.

            Survivors include her husband, Robert Thomas of Philadelphia; a son, Dr, Tony Thomas of Meridian; two brothers, Patrick T. Alford and Herman W. Alford, both of Philadelphia; and three grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the Challenge to Build Building Fund, First Baptist Church, 414 Pecan Ave., Philadelphia, MS 39350.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janne A. Thomas (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 Oct 1943, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Herman Woodrow Alford and Gwendolyn Poole Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Janne 1943 MS1, Herman Woodrow 1915 MS2, Benjamin Warren 1875 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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JASMINE ALFORD

 

Seven Oaks Funeral Home

Water Valley, Yalobusha Co., MS—_____ February 2013

 

            Jasmine Alford, 19, died Friday, February 8, 2013 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, TN. She was born May 5, 1993 in St. Louis, MO to Calvin Alford, Jr. of Water Valley, MS. Jasmine was a member of Rocky Mt. MB Church of Water Valley, a graduate of Water Valley High School where she played basketball, was a cheerleader and a member of the Beta Club Honor Society. She was an accounting major, currently attending Northwest Community College in Senatobia, MS where she was a member of the NW Rangerettes and the Honors Society.

            Visitation is planned for Friday evening, February 15, 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, February 16, 2013 at the Water Valley City Auditorium with Rev. Cleveland Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Rocky Mt MB Church Cemetery in Yalobusha County, MS.

            Jasmine is survived by her parents, Calvin Alford, Jr. and Missy Alford of Water Valley, MS; two sisters, Ca’Najah D’Nay Alford and Niketa Wilson both of Water Valley, MS; one brother, Calvin Alford III of Water Valley, MS; her grandparents, Calvin Alford, Sr. (Rochelle) of St. Louis, MO, Calvin Young of Oxford, MS, and Betty Woodard of Water Valley, MS; her special friend, Jordan “J.D.” Fondon.

            She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Linda Young.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, Calvin Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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JEAN WEBSTER ALFORD

 

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Tuesday, 9 September 2008

 

            Jean Webster Alford, 85, of Cleveland died Sunday, September 7, 2008, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church.

            Visitation will be at 1 p.m. before the service, under the direction of Ray Funeral Home.

            She was born on April 18, 1923, in Oak Ridge to Nancy Estelle McCandless Webster and James Ellis Webster. She graduated from Carr Central High School in Vicksburg. She was the first woman employed by the U.S. District Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. In 1945 she married A.A. “Jack” Alford. They moved to Cleveland where in the early years of their marriage they shared a bookkeeping job for Russell Clinic. In later years they were owners of L&A Furniture. In 1984 Jean opened and managed her own business, The Stitchery Shoppe.

            She was a member of First United Methodist Church for over 60 years where she was active in the Mattie Lou Neill Group and Circle I. She was a member of The Cleveland Woman’s Club and the Bolivar County Hospital Auxiliary.

            She is preceded in death by her husband A.A. “Jack” Alford and seven siblings.

            Survivors include four children Suzanne Alford-Hodges and Jacqueline Erwin of Russellville, Ark., David Alford of Cleveland and Donald Alford of Lawrenceville, Ga.; seven grandchildren Polly Beasley of Tulsa, Okla., Rebecca Haas of Stillwater, Minn., Andrew Erwin of Chicago, Micah Erwin of Austin, Texas, Susanna Erwin of Russellville, Ark., Ginger Alford of Bloomington, Ind., Emma Alford of Cleveland; and three great-grandchildren Rhett and Zack Beasley of Tulsa, Okla. and Michael Haas of Stillwater, Minn.

            Pallbearers are Andrew Erwin, Micah Erwin, Scott Beasley, Jacob Haas, RE Hodges and Don Erwin.

            Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 318 South Court Street, Cleveland, MS, or REBOS, 201 South Pearman Avenue, Cleveland, MS.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean W. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Arold A. “Jack” Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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JEFFY RIVERS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 24 April 2011

 

GREENWOOD, MS—Jeffy Rivers Alford, 83, died Friday April 22, 2011 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Monday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Rev. Duane Jenson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 9-11 A. M. at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford served in the US Army during World War II and Korean Wars. Mr. Alford worked for the US Corps of Engineers in the Greenwood office for 27 years and he was a member of the American Legion Post #36.

            He is survived by three daughters Jo Lynn Alford Nicholas (David) of Jackson, MS, Randee Alford Acey of Carrollton, MS, Christi Alford Carroll (Scott) of Greenwood, MS, two brothers, Mack Alford of Carrollton, MS, Bobby Alford of Petal, MS, and seven grandchildren, Matthew Nicholas and Betsy Kate Nicholas of Jackson, MS, Andrew Wright , Meg Wright and Sally Acey of Carrollton, MS, Ann Rivers Carroll and Madeline Carroll of Greenwood, MS.

            Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson or charity of Donor’s choice.

            An online guest register may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.

 

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Wilson & Knight Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ April 2011

 

February 25, 1928 - April 22, 2011

 

            Jeffy Rivers Alford, 83, died Friday April 22, 2011 at the Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Funeral services are 11 A.M. Monday at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home with interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Rev. Duane Jenson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 9-11 A. M. at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford was the son of Jessie Talmadge Alford and Ruby Stone Alford. He served in the US Army during World War II and Korean Wars. He was an M1 Marksman, Cannoneer, Medical Aidman and was a 90mm Squad Leader. He received the WWII Occupation medal, Victory medal and Good Conduct medal. Mr. Alford worked for the US Corps of Engineers in the Greenwood office for 27 years, he was a member of the American Legion Post #36, loved to fish, was an avid reader and loved his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Jessie Talmadge (Red) Alford, Jr., Joe Wayne Alford, a sister Betty Lynn Sellers, the mother of his daughters, Patricia Wiltshire Alford and late wife Dorothy Deaton Alford.

            He is survived by three daughters Jo Lynn Alford Nicholas and her husband David of Jackson, MS, Randee Alford Acey of Carrollton, MS, Christi Alford Carroll and her husband Scott of Greenwood, MS, two brothers, Mack Alford of Carrollton, MS, Bobby Alford of Petal, MS, and seven grandchildren, Matthew Nicholas and Betsy Kate Nicholas of Jackson, MS, Andrew Wright, Meg Wright and Sally Acey of Carrollton, MS, Ann Rivers Carroll and Madeline Carroll of Greenwood, MS.

            Pallbearers are David Nicholas, Matthew Nicholas, Andrew Wright, Scott Carroll, Jerry Alford, and Joe Alford. Honorary Pallbearers are Bobby Stigler, Ted Clark, James Stanrod and Larkin Alford.

            Memorials may be made to the American Legion, Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson or charity of Donor’s choice.

FAG photo requested 11/12/2013

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Ruby Stone Alford; his first wife, Patricia Ann Wiltshire Alford Spurgeon; and his second wife, Dorothy Mae Hobson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Jeffy Rivers 1928 MS1, Jessie Talmadge 1906 MS2, James Smith 1878 MS3, Henry J. 1847 MS4, James Henry 1825 AL5, John William 1801 GA6.

 

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JENNIE ESTELLE DONALD ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 6 May 1981

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Donald Alford, 85, were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 1981, from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton. The Rev. Curtis McGee officiated. Interment was made in the Hodge Hill Cemetery in Rankin County.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday morning [April 28] at the Hinds General Hospital. She was a resident of Morton most of her life and was a member of the Forkville Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two grandsons, Walter E. (Shorty) Alford, Morton, and William (Ratsy) Blissett, Morton, and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Clifton Alford, Billy Frank Alford, Bernard Alford, Ernest Thompson, James Donald, and J.S. Alford.

 

Photo from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jennie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 7 July 1895 and died _____ Apr 1981, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Walter Eugene Alford; and her son Lonnie Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            Jennie Estelle Donald was the daughter of Walter Donald and Ida Ellen Coward.

 

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JENNIE V. ALFORD BROWN

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Tuesday, 30 November 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

BILOXI [Harrison Co.], MS—Jennie V. Alford Brown, of 877 Auburn Drive, Biloxi, MS, died Nov. 22 in the Boyington Healthcare Facility in Gulfport. She is a former resident of Poplas Street in Bogalusa.

            She is survived by her nephews, Henry Wesley (Mary) Chatman of Bogalusa, Alvin Clintel Lewis of San Francisco, CA; her nieces: Virginia Williams (Rev. John) Thompson, Meridian, MS, Alice Holden (J.B.) Henry of New Orleans, Shannon Hope Chatman of New Orleans, Shawn Ratcliff of Bogalusa; her great-nephew, Henry Alvin (Barbara) Chatman of Biloxi; her godchildren, Alberta Sams-Bester and Alberta Delores (Ben) Johnson-White of Mandeville; and a host of other great-great nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and associates.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter Daniel and Martha Ann Alford; her grandparents, Daniel and Alice Mitchell; her husband, George Brown; three sisters, Mary Alice Alford Dhue, Josephine Irene Alford Chatman, Ruth Ann Alford Philips; two brothers, Charlie Leroy Alford and Willie Elliot Alford; her niece, Daisy Carnette Whigham-Laurent-Lewis; and her nephew, Joseph Daniel Chatman.

            Visitation was held Friday from 3-5 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home in Bogalusa, and at Sweet Beulah Baptist Church in Bogalusa at 7 p.m..... Interment was in the Bogalusa Cemetery Saturday at 11 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jennie V. Brown (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 Oct 1908.

            Jennie is listed on the 1910 census in Precinct 9, Choctaw Co., AL, dwelling #137: Peter D. Alford, minister age 58 b. MS, m. 18 years (2nd or 3rd marriage); his wife Martha 38 AL, 10 children, 8 living; and children, all b. AL: John 18, Charles 16, Mary 14, Connie 12, Rena 9, William 7, Jennie 3, and Curtis 1-5/12. This is an African-American family.

 

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JENNIFER MATTHEWS ALFORD

 

[She died at a hospital in Tennessee, but we are including her obituary here because Mississippi was her home.]

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Wednesday, 27 May 2009

 

COILA—Services for Jennifer Matthews Alford of Coila will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Black Hawk.

            Mrs. Alford, 56, died Monday, May 25, 2009 at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

            She was born in Greenwood on March 25, 1953 to Jessie and Lezzette Acy Matthews Jr. and lived most of her life in Carroll County. She was a graduate of Cruger-Tchula Academy and was formerly employed at Staplcotn in Greenwood and Magnolia Management in Jackson. She was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, where she was active in all church activities. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 37 years, Michael E. Alford of Coila; three daughters, Ree Alford of Greenwood, Tara Holly of Brandon and Ashley Blaylock of Winona; her father and mother, Jessie and Lezzette Acy Matthews Jr of Coila; two brothers, Mark Matthews of Coila and Johnny Matthews of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister, Pam Melton of Coila; and five grandchildren, Skylar Alford, Colby Holly, Lofton Holly, Brennan Blaylock and Cohen Blaylock.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight at Williams and Lord Funeral Home and beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. The Rev. Jody Wooten will officiate at the services.

            Pallbearers will be Eric Matthews, Scott Matthews, Wade Matthews, J.D. Shaw, Steve Flanagan and Malone Dunn.

            Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery [Black Hawk, Carroll Co.].

            An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

 

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WINONA TIMES

Winona, Montgomery Co., MS—Thursday, 4 June 2009

 

            Jennifer Matthews Alford, 56, died on Monday May 25, 2009, at the Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

            She was born in Greenwood on March 25, 1953 to Jessie and Lezzette Acy Matthews Jr. and lived most of her life in Carroll County. She was a graduate of Cruger-Tchula Academy and she was formerly employed at Staplcotn in Greenwood and Magnolia Management in Jackson. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she was active in all church activities. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and wife.

            Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Black Hawk with the Rev Jody Wooten officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Eric Matthews, Scott Matthews, Wade Matthews, J.D. Shaw, Steve Flanagan and Malone Dunn.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 37 years, Michael E. Alford of Coila; her daughters, Ree Alford of Greenwood, Tara Holly of Brandon, and Ashley Blaylock of Winona; her parents, Jessie and Lezzette Acy Matthews, Jr., of Coila; brothers, Mark Matthews of Coila and Johnny Matthews of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Pam Melton of Coila; and 5 grandchildren, Skylar Alford, Colby Holly, Lofton Holly, Brennan Blaylock and Cohen Blaylock.

            Williams and Lord Funeral Home is in charge. Guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com

 

Photo from Mount Olive Cemetery, Black Hawk, Carroll Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jennifer M. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Coila, Carroll Co., MS.

            Her husband, Michael E. Alford, may be the son of John Everett Alford Jr. and Elizabeth Ross, whose obituaries are included in this compilation.

 

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JERRY LIONEL ALFORD

 

COLUMBIAN-PROGRESS

Columbia, Marion Co., MS—Wednesday, 3 November 2010

 

            Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, at noon in the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church for Mr. Jerry Lionel Alford, 50, of Foxworth, who died Saturday, October 23, at his residence. Interment was in the Little Rock Cemetery. Rev. Clayton Expose officiated at the services. Visitation was held Friday, October 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 

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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 Jerry L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 March 1960, last residence Foxworth, Marion Co., MS.

 

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JERRY V. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—10 February 2011

 

            Jerry V. Alford, 61, a carpenter and contractor, died of lung cancer, Friday, February 4, 2011, at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 13, at Vaiden United Methodist Church in Vaiden. Rev. Calvin Cosnahan and Rev. Curtis “Mickey” Armstrong will officiate. Oliver Funeral Home in Winona is handling the arrangements. Mr. Alford was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of Vaiden United Methodist Church in Vaiden.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hodges Alford of Vaiden; daughters, Caroline Alford Stodghill of Brandon and Jera V. Alford of Philadelphia; sisters, Nell Fielder of Winona, Mary Lynn Welch of Vaiden, Lillian Hunsinger of Leeds, AL; and brothers, James M. Alford of Vaiden and Walter Alford of Winona.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilburn and Alva Stewart Alford, and sister, Alva “Polly” Welch. Memorials may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org), 206 S. Binford, Duck Hill, MS 38925; or a charity of the donor’s choice. An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.

 

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Oliver Funeral Home of Winona, Inc.

Winona, Montgomery Co., MS—_____ February 2011

 

            A memorial service for Jerry V. Alford of Vaiden will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 13, at Vaiden United Methodist Church in Vaiden, with Rev. Calvin Cosnahan and Rev. Curtis “Mickey” Armstrong officiating.

            Mr. Alford died of lung cancer at his residence in which he was born on Friday, February 4, 2011. He was 61 years old.

            Mr. Alford was the son of the late Wilburn and Alva Bell Stewart Alford. He was a carpenter and contractor and a member of Vaiden United Methodist Church in Vaiden, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alva “Polly” Welch.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hodges Alford of Vaiden; two daughters, Caroline Alford Stodghill of Brandon and Jera V. Alford of Philadelphia; three sisters, Nell Fielder of Winona, Mary Lynn Welch of Vaiden, Lillian Hunsinger of Leeds, AL; and two brothers, James M. Alford of Vaiden and Walter Alford of Winona.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 206 S. Binford, Duck Hill, MS 38925 (www.dav.org) or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry V. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Aug 1949, last residence Winona, Montgomery Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Alva Bell Stewart Alford; sister Alva L. “Polly” Alford Welch; and grandfather James Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Jerry V. 1949 MS1, Wilburn 1905 MS2, James Oscar 1872 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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JESSE CALOWAY ALFORD

 

TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—27 September 1945

 

            From Rhodes Chapel Saturday morning, funeral services were held for Mr. Jessie Alford, who died Friday at the home of his father, W.M. Alford, following an illness of long duration. The Rev. O.L. Elliott, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in the nearby cemetery, the Hill Funeral Home directing.

            Mr. Alford was a native of this county where he spent practically all his life. He was around 50 years of age. He was twice married. He served as supervisor for Beat One several years.

            In addition to his father he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Patterson and granddaughter and two brothers, Horne and Anderson Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Anderson Isaiah Alford in this compilation.

            He signed his WWI Draft Registration Card as Jesse Caloway Alford. He reported that he was born 9 Jan 1897 in Chickasaw Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Jesse Caloway 1897 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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JESSE WILBURN ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Wednesday, 30 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Alford, Jesse Wilburn—Died 11:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, 1991, in Union Church [Jefferson Co.], Miss. He was 45, a native of Baton Rouge and resident of Brookhaven [Lincoln Co.], Miss. He was a supervisor with Texas Eastern Co., Union Church, and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

            Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton, 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Tim Hudson. Burial in Eastern Star Cemetery, Wilson.

            Survived by wife, Helen Mariene Ard Alford, Brookhaven; a daughter, Christina Marie Alford, Brookhaven; two sons, Patrick Lee and Samuel Wayne Alford, both of Brookhaven; and a sister, Margaret Simpson, New York City.

            Preceded in death by a brother, Robert Dale Alford; and parents, George Wilburn and Mildred Como Alford.

            He was a member of Union Church Baptist Church, Union Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Nevada Divorce Index, 1968–2005 [Ancestry.com], lists the divorce of his parents, George Wilburn Alford and Mildred Cecile Alford, on 8 Aug 1969 in Clark Co., NV.

 

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JESSIE PEGGY SANDERSON ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS— Thursday, 9 May 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

JACKSON [Hinds Co.]—Jessie Alford, 44, died Tuesday, May 7, 2002, at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at Flag Chapel Baptist Church. Services are 3:30 p.m. Friday at the church with burial in Rosemont Gardens Memorial Park. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            A native of Natchez, she had lived in Jackson for the past 13 years. Mrs. Alford was a beloved wife, mother and mamaw. She was a homemaker. Her husband said, “she is the nearest thing to heaven I’ve seen.” She was a member of Flag Chapel Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: husband, Ralph E. Alford Sr. of Jackson; son Ralph “Bubba” Alford Jr. of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and Brad Scholz of Braxton; brother, William; sisters, Gladys, Eva, Jeannette, Aline and Connie; and grandchildren, Sarah Kathleen, Russell Preston Scholz and baby girl Scholz on the way.

 

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Photo from Rosemont Gardens Cemetery, Taylorsville, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fran

 

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Photo from Rosemont Gardens Cemetery, Taylorsville, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Sansing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 March 1958.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Alvin Harold Alford, in this compilation.

            Jessie Peggy Sanderson was the daughter of Robert Columbus Sanderson and Shirley Peggy Robinson, and the wife of Ralph Edward Alford whom she married 26 Oct 1974. Ralph was born 20 Dec 1955 at Keesler Air Force Base, Harrison Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ralph Edward 1955 MS1, Alvin Harold 1931 MS2, Willie Simeon 1891 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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JEWEL HASSEL ALFORD

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—Wednesday, 28 May 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

POPLARVILLE [Pearl River Co.]—Jewel H. Alford, 80, died Monday, May 26, 1997, in Poplarville.

            Mr. Alford was a member of First Baptist Church of Poplarville and Sherrard Byrd Masonic Lodge. He was a policeman for five years for the City of Poplarville and worked for the Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department for l3 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Oree Moody Alford of Poplarville; two sons, Wayne Alford of Long Beach and Gordon Alford of Vancleave; a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Mixon of Slidell; three brothers, Spurgeon Alford of Hattiesburg, E.J. Alford of Monroe, La., and Hobert Alford of Petal; and five grandchildren.

            A service will be at 2 p.m. today at White Funeral Home in Poplarville, with burial in Poplarville City Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewel H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 July 1918, last residence Poplarville, Pearl River Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Oree Moody Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Spurgeon Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

            A Family Tree on Ancestry.com lists Jewel’s full name, his birth place in Sandy Hook, Marion Co., MS, and his wife, Georgia Oree Moody.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jewel Hassel 1918 MS1, Warren Edwin 1897 LA2, Warren Edwin 1868 LA3, Seaborn S. 1834 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOAN “JONELL” ALFORD BRUMFIELD

 

Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____ October 2013

 

Mrs. Joan "JoNell" Alford  Brumfield

 

            Joan “JoNell” Alford Brumfield, age 77, of McComb, MS, passed away on October 20, 2013 at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson, MS.

            Visitation will be Thursday from 9 A.M. until services at 11 AM at the Centenary United Methodist Church in McComb; where she was an active member. Dr. Jim Porter and Connie Felter will officiate and a private family burial will be held, following services in Hollywood Cemetery. Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Brumfield was the oldest of four children; she was born May 27, 1936 in McComb, MS, to the late Allie Kay Turner and Sam N. Alford.

            Mrs. Brumfield was a 1954 graduate of McComb High School. Following high school graduation, she attended Millsap College, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Mrs. Brumfield was a 1962 honor graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

            She taught her first year at E.M. Boyd Elementary School in Greenville, MS and then returned to McComb, where she taught 5th grade for eight years at Netterville Elementary School. She continued her education, earning a Masters and Specialist degrees in education from USM. Mrs. Brumfield worked for the McComb School District for 30 and one half years, before retiring. During this time she taught gifted and learning disabled students, as well as elementary students, served as principal of Netterville Elementary School, Coordinator of the Gifted Program and director of Special Education. She was also a certified psychometrist and evaluated students for special education services. She was responsible for establishing one of the first two programs for gifted students in the state of Mississippi. For many years she was an active member of the Mississippi Association for Gifted and talented (MATAG) and was one of the four co-founders of this organization. She served as state treasure of MATAG for many years.

            Mrs. Brumfield was an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church where she had taught Sunday school and served as Chairperson of the Pastor-Parish Relation Committee, as well as Chairperson of the Pre-School Board. She also was an active member of United Methodist Women, having served as president of UMW for several terms.

            Mrs. Brumfield was a member of the Aspasia Club and Delta Kappa International Society. During her years in Aspasia Club, she served as Secretary, Treasurer and President.

            Mrs. Brumfield enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling. During her retirement years she spent time traveling in the states and abroad.

            She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother Sam N. Alford Jr., who passed away in 1986.

            Survivors include, one sister, Dianne Martin and one brother, Robert Alford of McComb; a son and daughter in-law, Don and Wanda Brumfield of Biloxi, a daughter and son in-law, Kathy and Paddy Deere of McComb, a son and fiancé, Samuel (Kokey) Brumfield and Jill Murray Giordano of McComb; three grandchildren, Josh Deere and wife, Lacey Deere of Sumrall, Kristen Deere of McComb, Allie Brumfield and mother, Tammy Brumfield of Nashville, TN and a very “special daughter” Kim Collums Bradshaw of Spring, TX.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be John W. Boyd Jr., Todd Boyd, Mark Smith, Edward Dugar, Pat Lambuth, Guy Wade, Ralph “Rowdy” Felder and Treyce Felter.

            In lieu of flowers family request that donation may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Joan 1936 MS1, Samuel Nugent 1912 MS2, Needham Nugent 1872 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOHN EVERETT “NEWT” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE CONSERVATIVE

Carrollton, Carroll Co., MS—Thursday, 27 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Funeral services for J.E. “Newt” Alford, 78, of Coila [Carroll Co.], were held February 25, 2003, at Williams and Lord Chapel in Greenwood. Burial was in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County. Williams and Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died on February 22, 2003, at his residence in Coila. He was a native and lifelong resident of Carroll County. He was a member of the New Hope Church and was a self-employed automobile repairman. He and his wife, Elizabeth, had been married for 58 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ross Alford of Coila; sons, Pat Alford of Columbia, South Carolina, Mike Alford of Brandon, and Wayne Alford of Greenwood; brothers, Dalton Alford of Greenwood and Preston Alford of Sheridan, Texas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            A son, Kenneth H. Alford, preceded Mr. Alford in death.

 

In another article:

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—24 February 2003

 

COILA—Services for J.E. “Newt” Alford Jr., 78, of Coila, who died of heart failure Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his home, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.

            Mr. Alford was a self-employed automobile body repairman. A native and lifelong resident of Carroll County, he was a member of New Hope Church.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth H. Alford.

            He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth Ross Alford of Coila; three sons, Pat Alford of Columbia, S.C., Mike Alford of Brandon and Wayne Alford of Greenwood; two brothers, Dalton Alford of Greenwood and Preston Alford of Sheridan, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            The Rev. Leon Holly and the Rev. Larry Edwards will officiate at the services.

            Burial will be in New Hope Church Cemetery in Carroll County. Pallbearers will be Wayne Blaylock, Chip Hodges, Hodges Jennings, Marc Alford, Todd Alford and Chris Holly.

            Honorary pallbearers will be W.F. Richardson, Percy Daves, Marvin Coward, Bo Ellis, J.B. Bailey, Harold Gordin, Dr. Wally Moses, Kenneth Wells and Wayne Cook.

            Visitation will be from 5 until 8 this evening at the funeral home.

 

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 John E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 Apr 1924, last residence Coila, Carroll Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Ross Alford; and his brother Willard Clyde Alford in this compilation.

            John’s father’s gravestone, also in New Hope Cemetery, shows his name as John Everette Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Everett 1924 MS1, John Everett 1883 MS2, John Walter 1848 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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JOHN HENRY “BUCK” ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Tuesday, 17 September 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

LEAKESVILLE [Green Co.]—Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville for John “Buck” Henry Alford, 68, of Leakesville, who died Sept. 15, 2002, at Greene Rural Health Center. Burial will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Leakesville.

            Mr. Alford was a farmer.

            Survivors include two brothers, Walter Alford and Willis Alford, both of Leakesville and a sister, Mary Brown of Leakesville.

 

In another article:

 

MOBILE REGISTER

Mobile, AL—Tuesday, 17 September 2002

 

LEAKESVILLE, MS—John Henry “Buck” Alford, a farmer, died on Sunday [Sept. 15] at a Mississippi health care facility. He was a native and resident of Leakesville.

            Survivors include two brothers, Walter and Willie Alford, and a sister, Mary Brown, all of Leakesville.

            The funeral was held on September 17 at the Freeman Funeral Home in Leakesville. Burial followed in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Leakesville.

 

Photo from Mount Pisgah Pentecostal Cemetery, Pisgah, Green Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gene Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 July 1934.

            See the obituary of his brother Walter D. Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOHN MARVIN ALFORD, JR.

 

[Nearly identical articles were published in the Sun Herald and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on the same day.]

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 4 October 2008

 

            Dr. John Marvin Alford, Jr., 87, died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at the V. A. Nursing Facility in Koscuisko after an extended illness.

            He was born July 1, 1921, in Drewry, AL, the son of the late John Marvin Alford, Sr. and Josie Lauritzen Alford. He graduated for LSU School of Medicine. Dr. Alford was a U. S. Navy veteran where he served as a surgeon. Upon discharge he operated an active general medical practice in Greenwood, MS for nearly fifty years. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi State Medical Association from 1967-70 after serving on a variety of other committees within the Association including the Commission on Medicine and Religion. Upon retirement Dr. Alford maintained a keen interest in psychology and was a scholar of Carl Jung. His hobbies included writing, bailing hay, cattle farming, and sailing in the Gulf Coast waters where he lived many years after retirement. In 1961 he launched his own handcrafted 32 foot sailboat off the banks of the Yazoo River in Greenwood. He and his family navigated it down the Mississippi where it was moored at the Ocean Springs harbor for many years. During his years living on the Gulf Coast he volunteered his services with the Home Of Grace facility for drug and alcohol abuse for men, in Van Cleave, MS and spent time with the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS. Upon moving to Tupelo he became a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

            Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2008, at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland-Harris Funeral Directors with Rev. Raymond Rooney officiating. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery in Tishomingo County.

            Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Wentris Oswalt Alford; three sons, Dr. John M. Alford, III (Angie) of Dubling, GA, Dr. Peter Alford (Tracy) of Huntersville, North Carolina and Dr. Tim Alford (Mary) of Koscuisko; daughter, Helen Alford Redding (Robert) of Jackson, TN; two step children, Pamela Loveless Rose (Phil) of Memphis and Alan Loveless (Kelly) of Madison; 12 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, the mother of his children, Virginia Alford; brother, Lauritzen Alford; and sister, Beryl Longman.

            Visitation will 12 - 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1900 Dunbarton Drive, Suite 1, Jackson, MS 39216 or The American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.

            Condolences may be emailed to holland-harrisfuneralhome@comcast.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John M. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Tupelo, Lee Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Virginia Nell Small Alford, in this compilation.

            See a short history of his father’s family, Alford Family of Ponchatoula, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: John Marvin 1921 AL1, John Marvin 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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JOHN PAUL ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Thursday, 31 December 1953

 

 

FINAL RITES SLATED FRIDAY FOR PAUL ALFORD, ACCIDENT VICTIM

 

            Funeral services will be held at ten o’clock Friday morning for Sergeant John Paul Alford, who was killed in a Christmas Day automobile accident near Gila Bend, Arizona.

            The 23-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. M.M. Alford, of Morton and Clarke Memorial College at Newton, was returning to his Marine base at Barstow, California.

            On December 23, he and his family had celebrated his 23rd birthday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sharp Banks, Jr., in Vicksburg. As had been their custom in the past, they also exchanged Christmas gifts.

            The next morning he left Vicksburg by bus. At El Paso, Texas, he came in contact with two other servicemen driving to Barstow and joined them in their car.

            Gila Bend, where the accident occurred is not far from Phoenix, and is in the same area where another Scott County boy, Lieut. Kenneth Carleton, was killed a few months ago in a plane crash.

            Officiating ministers at the funeral Friday will be Rev. James Holston, pastor of the Newton Methodist church, Rev. Bufkin Oliver; pastor of the Morton Methodist church; Rev. E.C. Presley, pastor of the Magnolia Methodist church; and Rev. P.O. Nix, pastor of the Magee Methodist church.

            Young Alford was an active member of the Morton Methodist church before enlistment in the Marines. He would have completed his three years of Marine service on January 17, and planned to enter school at San Diego, California, to study for a foreign civil service assignment.

            Sgt. Alford was born at Morton and was educated in public schools at Forest, Morton, and Oxford, graduating from University High School at Oxford. He was attending Miss. Southern College at Hattiesburg at the time he entered service.

            Rev. Alford, who two years ago gave up a butane business to study for the ministry, was notified of his son’s death Saturday at 7:30 a.m., in a telegram from the young man’s commanding officer, Col. Arthur J. Davis of Barstow.

            The body left Phoenix December 29, and was scheduled to arrive at Jackson at midnight Wednesday. The Marine escort is Sergeant Eugene Mindrup.

            Members of the family and the staff of Ott & Lee Funeral Home will meet the body at Jackson. Thursday morning, the body will lie in state at Morton at the residence of Sgt. Alford’s uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Miles.

            It will be removed to the church at 9 a.m. Friday, an hour before the services.

            At the services, “My God and I” will be sung by a quartet composed of Mrs. McNary Moore, Miss Mary Eleanor Moore, Miss Lennie Bright, and Mrs. Charles Lasseter, all of Morton.

            Besides his parents, Sgt. Alford leaves one sister, Mrs. Sharp Banks, Jr., Vicksburg; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Franklin of Morton; one niece, Tere Banks, and one nephew, Sharp Banks, III, of Vicksburg.

            James Archie Marler of Forest will sing “The Lord’s Prayer.” Mrs. John Bondurant will accompany the vocalists at the organ.

            Burial will be made at Mr. Olive cemetery, about seven miles south of Morton.

            Active pallbearers will be Major Alford, Britt Alford, Sr., Horace Alford, Harbin Franklin, Robert Franklin, and Floyd Franklin, uncles of Sgt. Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers are Robert Schmidt, Prentiss Loper, Fate Abernathy, W. D. Mendum, Hamilton Stevens, Richard Spence, Val Gene Williams, Dr. George Townsend, P. J. McDonald, all of Forest; Newt Franklin, Jimmy Rogers, W. W. Gaddis, Mack Miles, Rev. John Carter, John Bondurant, Randolph Walsh, and Irie Wilson, all of Morton; and Lieut. Chester Shanks, of Barstow, California.

            Lieut. Shanks, a friend of Sgt. Alford’s at the Marine camp, was visiting relatives in Madison when he learned of the accident. He and his wife called at the Alford home before returning to California.

            Ott & Lee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: John Paul Alford was born December 23, 1930.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Margel Mize Alford and Carrie Belle Franklin Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Sarah Joy Alford Banks Lehr in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Paul 1930 MS1, Margel Mize 1905 MS2, William Allen 1867 MS3, Brittain Washington 1843 MS4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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JOHN THOMAS ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Terry L. Alford, AAFA #0487

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—5 October 2011

 

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RIDGELAND—John Alford, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend died unexpectedly on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

            Born July 23, 1935 in Mobile, John grew up in Indianola, MS. His parents, Landrum Leavel Alford and Bessie Horne Alford, predeceased him.

            After graduating from Mississippi State University and serving as a proud member of the U.S. Army Reserve, John was affiliated with Mississippi Power & Light. Other careers followed, but his crowning achievement was his last career, as Executive Director of the Mississippi Food Network from 1991 through his retirement in 2005. Truly in his element, he worked with over 300 churches and non-profits to provide 275 million pounds of food to the state’s needy.

            He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Madison and loved his church family. He was the immediate past chairman of the Missions Committee, active in his Sunday School Class and a member of the senior adult choir. John’s commitment to missions took him to Moldova and Mozambique as well as teaching vacation Bible school to Haitian children in Delaware. His last mission was to Biloxi to help repair a church after Katrina.

            This sweet, gentle, loving man never met a stranger. He loved telling funny stories, spending time with his wife and children and doting on his grandchildren.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Jo Ann S. Alford. He is also survived by daughters Karen (Ward Emling) Gilder, Laurel (David) Hackman, Leslie (Alex) Mathis; sons David (Carrie) Gilder, John (Jeanie) Alford; and grandchildren Derek, Megan and Brian Gilder, Bob and Sarah Loflin, Hannah and Madeline Alford and brother Dr. Terry Alford.

            Memorial donations may be directed to the Building Fund at First Baptist Church of Madison, MS or to the Mississippi Food Network, P. O. Box 411, Jackson, MS 39201.

            Visitation will begin at 10am Thursday October 6th at First Baptist Church of Madison followed by a Memorial Service at 11am at the church, with a private family burial service at Natchez Trace Memorial Park in Madison.

 

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Photo from Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery, Madison, Madison Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Chapman Yocom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John T. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Bessie Horne Alford; and his grandfather John W. Alford in this compilation.

            We published “Katrina nourishes America’s generosity,” written by John T. Alford, in “Alfords in the News,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Thomas 1935 AL1, Landrum Leavel 1903 MS2, John W. 1867 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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JOHN W. ALFORD

Grandfather of Terry L. Alford, AAFA #0487

 

Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ May 1954

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services were held Thursday May 6, at the family residence in West for John W. Alford, 87, who passed away Wednesday, in Meridian.

            Mr. Alford was born March 17, 1867 in Carroll county. During his active life, he was engaged in the contracting business.

            Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. Ruth Campbell, West, and Mrs. Ruby Hand, Nashville, Tennessee; two sons, Clyde L. Alford, Moorhead and L.L. [Landrum L.] Alford, Indianola; three sisters, Mrs. Callie Roy [sic: Ray], and Mrs. S.J. Parker, Rosedale and Mrs. L.P. Douglas, Crystal Springs; one brother George Alford, Cleveland. Also surviving are four grandchildren.

            Active pallbearers were: W.D. McLellan, C.M. Tate, H.H. Truitt, J.L. Mason, A.C. Autry and L.J. Hand.

 

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Photo from West Cemetery, West, Holmes Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dudley Rinicker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings James Oscar Alford, George Bedford Alford, and Cora Alford Parham; his daughter-in-law Bessie Horne Alford; and his grandchildren Hazel Claire Alford Spivey and John Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            John W. Alford was the son of Patrick “Paddy” Alford and Emma White. He married Mariah Frances “May” White on 9 March 1890 in Holmes Co. He is buried in West Cemetery, Holmes Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John W. 1867 MS1, Patrick 1841 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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JOHN WARREN ALFORD

AAFA #0194

 

[Although John died in New Orleans, LA, we are including his obituary here because he lived in Mississippi most of his life. It was his last residence and he is buried there.]

 

SEA COAST ECHO

Bay St. Louis, Hancock Co., MS—Sunday, 13 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004 and in the Louisiana Obituaries compilation

 

            John Warren Alford, 74, of Pass Christian [Harrison Co., MS], died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, in New Orleans.

            Mr. Alford was native of McComb, Mississippi, and had been a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast for 35 years and the city of Pass Christian for 30 years.

            Mr. Alford was a graduate of Louisiana State University after serving in the infantry in World War II. He was a retired vice president of Hancock Bank, a past member of the Pass Christian Rotary Club, Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce, Pass Christian Yacht Club, and Pass Christian Golf Club.

            His wife, Elizabeth D. Alford; two brothers, James Louis Alford and Julius Mosby Alford; and a sister, Alla Quin Alford Mixon, preceded him in death.

            Survivors include a brother, Jacob E. Alford, Jr. of Metairie, LA; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Alford Guel of Gulfport and Mrs. Mary Lynn Alford Searles of Long Beach; and two grandchildren.

            Services were conducted Saturday at Riemann Funeral Home in Pass Christian. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery in Pass Christian.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Warren Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 December 1923.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Mary Lynn Alford Searles; brothers James Louis Alford and Julius Mosby Alford (AAFA #0013); and his half-sister Ella Quin Alford Mixon in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Jacob Egloff Alford (AAFA #0016) in Louisiana Obituaries.

            John’s first wife was Elizabeth Davis. She died in 1981, and in 1982 he married Dawn Tucker, whom he later divorced. He was the son of Jacob Elias Alford and Josephine Bertha Egloff.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John Warren 1923 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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JOSEPH EDWARD “PINKY” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 5 May 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

CARTHAGE [Leake Co.]—Joseph E. Pinky” Alford, 69, a retired carpenter, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at home. Services are 10 a.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 June 1935.

            Joseph Edward Alford was the son of Rufus Edward Alford and Mary Lee Gill. He married Idella Wooldridge 4 Nov 1955 in Leake Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Joseph Edward 1935 MS1, Rufus Edward 1913 MS2, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL3, Columbus Washington 1850 GA4, James Floyd 1817 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JOSEPH HARDIE ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill, AAFA #0079

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 14 November 2008

 

            Joseph Hardie Alford Jr., 79, of Tylertown, died there Nov. 13, 2008, at Golden Living Center. Services were 10 a.m. today at Sartinville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dennis Calcote and the Rev. Mike Anderson officiating. Burial was in Sartinville Cemetery. Capps Funeral Home in Tylertown was in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born May24, 1929, in Lincoln County. He was the son of Joseph Hardie Alford Sr. and Kathern O. Kyzar.

            He was a rig manager with Noble Drilling Co. and a member of Sartinville United Methodist Church. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Kyzar “Billy” Alford; and one sister, Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill.

            Survivors include his wife, Jessie Jean Harvey Alford of Tylertown; two sons, Cletus D. Alford and his wife Diane of Tylertown, and Jamie Marvin Alford of Pascagoula; four grandchildren, Christy Alford Planche and Brad Alford, both of Tylertown, and Benji and Abbey Alford, both of Pascagoula; five great-grandchildren, Hallie Planche, Bradlee Planche, Tyler Alford, Tristan Alford and Brody Moler; and one sister, Virginia Alford Knippers of Tylertown. Pallbearers were Ken Ainsworth, Brent Ainsworth, Benji Alford, Kyzar Alford, Gerald Planche and Robert Bond. Honorary pallbearer was Brad Alford.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Glen Dale Tynes

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brother William Kyzar Alford; and aunt Letha Alford Sims, with further information on this family, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Sarah Kay Alford Thornhill (AAFA #0079) in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Joseph Hardie 1929 MS1, Joseph Hardie 1901 MS2, Thomas Lafayette 1870 MS3, Sebastian 1831 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPH HENRY ALFORD, JR.

Sister of Anne Lavinia Alford, AAFA #0386

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 19 March 2008

 

COLUMBUS [Lowndes Co.]—Joseph H. Alford, Jr., 76, died on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at his home. (Memorial Funeral Home, 662-328-4432).

 

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Photo from Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dixie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joe H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 Dec 1931.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Sheridan “Sherry” McCoy Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Henry 1931 MS1, Joseph Henry 1894 MS2, John Dudley 1852 MS3, Birtis 1820 GA4, Bynum 1787 GA5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD BENNETT

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—24 August 2010

 

HICKORY FLAT [Benton Co.]—Josephine Alford Bennett, 82, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County. She was born May 16, 1928, in Thorn to Lynn and Cora Woolridge Alford. Before her retirement, she taught elementary school for 30 years in Benton, Calhoun, Marshall and Union Counties. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hickory Flat for more than 50 years and was active in the Ruth Sunday School Class and The Young at Heart.

            Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Hickory Flat with Dr. Ron Mitchell and Billy G. Bennett officiating. Burial will be in McKay Cemetery. United Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda Fowler (Jerry) of Blue Mountain and Neila Segars (Chuck) of Batesville; one son, Mitch Bennett (Kathy) of Hickory Flat; and five grandchildren, Curt Fowler (Fancy) of Ripley, Brett Fowler (Joanna) of Blue Mountain, Jeremy Bennett of Hickory Flat, Chelsea Jones (Matt) of Hickory Flat and Aleia Segars of Batesville; and three great-grandchildren, Case Fowler of Ripley, Brian Fowler of Blue Mountain and Lane Jones of Hickory Flat.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, J.D. Bennett; a son, Jerry Don Bennett; and two brothers, Travis Alford and Merrill Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Billy Wayne Alford, Johnson Gresham, Curt Fowler, Brett Fowler, Jeremy Bennett and Matt Jones.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Hickory Flat.

            For online condolences and guest registry, visit www.unitedfuneralservice.com.

 

Photo from McKay Cemetery, Hickory Flat, Benton Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer “Cwinburn1979”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Josephine Bennett (SS# issued in MS), last residence Hickory Flat, Benton Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Cora L. Wooldridge Alford; and brothers and Oscar Merrill Alford (with more information) and Travis Earl Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1928 MS1, Leonard Wayne 1893 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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JOSEPHINE ALFORD NABORS

Aunt of Theodore “Pete” Alford, AAF #0067

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Saturday, 5 October 1957

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

CLEVELAND—Services for Mrs. Josephine Nabors of Pace [Bolivar Co.], Miss., will be held at 3 Saturday afternoon at the Pace Baptist Church.... Burial will be in the Cleveland Cemetery. Thweatt Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Nabors, who was 87, died Friday morning [October 4, 1957] at her home after a short illness. Born at Black Hawk [Carroll Co.], Miss, she had lived in Bolivar County 65 years and was a former Cleveland resident. She was Methodist.

            She leaves a son, Ed Nabors of Pace; a daughter, Mrs. W.E. Steel of Rosedale; two brothers, Harry Alford of Shaw and R.E. Alford of Dallas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Harry Edward Alford and Zachary A. Alford in this compilation.

            Josephine was the daughter of Theodore Shadron Alford and Harriet Ann Stallings. She was born about 1870 in Carroll Co. and she married (1) _____ Heggins and (2) Frank Nabors.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1870 MS1, Theodore 1839 MS2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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JOSHUA LANE ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 30 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Joshua L. Alford, 19, an employee of Central Supply Ready Mix, died Friday [August 28] at Rush Foundation Hospital of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at Sandtown United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a Meridian native.

            Survivors include: parents, James Ladale and Gail P. Alford, both of Philadelphia; brothers, Jeremy Alford and Jason Alford, both of Philadelphia; and grandparents, Billy J. Pinter and Lavurne Alford, both of Philadelphia, and Betty Pinter of Waveland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, James Earl Alford and Lavurn Cannon Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Joshua Lane ???? MS1, James Ladale ???? MS2, James Earl 1917 OK3, David Franklin 1894 MS4, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS5, John Henry 1816 NC6.

 

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JOYCE M. HOLIFIELD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 2 February 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Joyce H. Alford, 70, of Joanne Street, a homemaker, died of heart failure Monday [Jan 31] at her home.

            Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakewood Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park South. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford, a Laurel native, was a member of Lula Baptist Church in Brownsville.

            Survivors: son, Noland R. Alford Jr. of Dumas; daughters, Brenda Clingen of Brandon and Mable Garrett and Eleanor Burgess, both of Jackson; brother, Noah H. Holifield Jr. of Laurel; and 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Mississippi Affiliate, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson MS 39236, or the American Cancer Society Mississippi Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson MS 39213.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 June 1923.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Nolan Ray Alford Sr.; and son Nolan Ray Alford Jr. in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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JUDY IONE ALFORD

Sister of John Warner Alford Jr., AAFA #0241

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 30 July 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Judy Ione Alford, 61, died on July 28, 2004 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb [Pike Co.], MS. Graveside services were held on Friday, July30, 2004, at Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. Hartman Funeral Home in McComb was in charge of arrangements.

            Miss Alford was born on December 3, 1942, in McComb. Her parents were the late John Warner Alford, Sr. and Inez Chandler Alford. At McComb High School, she was elected Miss MHS. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she pledged Chi Omega and was named Phi Delta Theta Sweetheart. She began her career in banking at First National Bank in Jackson and, later, in McComb, MS. She also worked with Louisiana National Bank in Baton Rouge. She operated Homemakers Paradise, Denman-Alford Fabrics, and later, the Denman-Alford Company. After 1980 she was associated with Lit Alford, Jim Alford, and Duke Carlisle. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and a sustaining member of McComb Junior Auxiliary. Having contracted polio when she was eight years old, she was very active with the McComb March of Dimes.

            Miss Alford is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Warner and Kay Alford of Oxford, MS, and Charles Alford of McComb; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Buddy Nichols of Cedar Rapids, IA; and six nieces and nephews.

 

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THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 30 July 2004

 

            Judy Ione Alford, 61, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb [Pike Co.]. Graveside services are 10 a.m. today in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb. The family will receive friends at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb.

            Miss Alford was born December 3, 1942 in McComb. Her parents were the late John Warner Alford, Sr. and Inez Chandler Alford.

            At McComb High School, she was selected Miss MHS. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she pledged Chi Omega and was named a Phi Delta Theta Sweetheart.

            She began her career in banking at First National Bank in Jackson and, later, in McComb. She also worked with Louisiana National Bank in Baton Rouge. She operated Homemakers Paradise, Denman-Alford Fabrics, and later, the Denman-Alford Company. After 1980 she was associated with Lit Alford, Jim Alford, and Duke Carlisle.

            She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and a sustaining member of McComb Junior Auxiliary. Having contracted polio when she was eight years old, she was very active with the McComb March of Dimes.

            Miss Alford is survived by two brothers and a sister-in-law, Warner and Kay Alford of Oxford, and Charles Alford, McComb; a sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Buddy Nichols, Cedar Rapids, IA; six nieces and nephews, Swayze Alford, John Alford and Phyllis Alford Daniels all of Oxford, Amanda Nichols Ficek, Blakeney Nichols Jones and Chandler Nichols Shelton, all of Minneapolis, MN.

            Pallbearers will be Billy Martin, Billy Neville, John Beard Neville, Billy Moore, Jay Travis, Duke Carlisle and Wallace Jackson.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Jim Alford, Peck Sherman, and Harry Raddon....

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charline Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Judy Alford (SS# issued in MS), but her death date is listed as 27 July 2004.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Inez Ione Chandler Alford; and her brother Charles Chandler Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Judy Ione 1942 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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JULIA FIELD PEET ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 29 August 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Julia Field Alford, 79, of Poplar Boulevard, a retired school secretary, died of cancer Monday [August 28] in Mississippi Baptist Medical Center.   Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park....

            Ms. Alford was a lifelong Jackson resident. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral and a former secretary at George Street Elementary School.          

            Survivors include: sons, John Peet and Robert Peet, both of Jackson; sisters, Sarah Lange of Fort Worth and Charlotte Field of Jackson; and three grandchildren....

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julia F. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 19 June 1917 and died _____ Aug 1995.

            See the obituary of her husband Charles Henry Alford in this compilation.

 

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JULIA M. BREWSTER WILSON ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Wednesday, 14 April 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Services for Julia M. Brewster Alford will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Good Hope CME Church in Russell.... Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Ms. Alford, 76, of Toomsuba [Lauderdale Co.], died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at Rush Foundation Hospital.

            Survivors include her daughter, Velma Moody and a son, Eddie Mitchell Wilson, both of Toomsuba; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            This is probably an African-American family because the Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian serves that community.

 

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JULIUS MOSBY “POOLEY” ALFORD

AAFA #0013

 

Photo from AAFA files

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 26 December 1995

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1996

 

            Pooley Alford, 70, owner of Alford Realty, died of a heart attack Saturday [December 23] at home. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at J.J. White Presbyterian Church with burial Hollywood Cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a World War II Navy veteran, was a member of Southwest Mississippi Board of Realtors and the state and national boards of Realtors. He was a member of the McComb-Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development District. He was a member of J.J. White Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors include: brothers, J.E. Alford of Metairie, La., Louis Alford of McComb and Warren Alford of Pass Christian.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 Nov 1925.

            See the obituaries of his brothers James Louis Alford and John Warren Alford (AAFA #0194), and his half-sister, Ella Quin Alford Mixon, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Jacob Egloff Alford (AAFA #0016) in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Gil Alford wrote the following note:

 

      Anyone who has ever attended an AAFA meeting will remember Pooley, as he has never missed a meeting. He was one of the founders and one of the original three directors on the board of directors. He was the first AAFA Treasurer.

      Pooley was a close friend and probably the only member about whom I can say I’ve been in his house and he has been in mine. We’ve been out to dinner with him in Mississippi and he has been out to dinner with us in Missouri. As best I can tell there is no one with whom I had been working with longer on our Alford family history effort.

      We had talked on the phone just last week and he was actively involved with two AAFA projects. One was to acquire and present a plaque in behalf of the AAFA to Mr. Claude Alford [AAFA #0017] who will celebrate his 98th birthday next month. In the other case he was going to employ, at his expense, a researcher in Indiana to see if he could learn anything about the whereabouts of information collected by a Dr. C.L. Alford from Alfords all over the country in the 1800s. His collection at one time was reported to be over 400 pages.

      I’ll miss Pooley.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Julius Mosby 1925 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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KATHERINE PRISOCK ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Clarion-Ledger on 2 September 2012]

 

Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home

Jackson, MS—_____ August 2012

 

July 3, 1920 - August 29, 2012

 

            Katherine Prisock Alford, 92, passed away Wednesday August 29, 2012, at Wisteria Gardens in Pearl, MS. Visitation will be 4-6pm Monday September 3, 2012, at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson and 10am Tuesday September 4, 2012, before the 11:00am Chapel Service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Meridian, MS, attended Meridian public schools and Meridian Junior College. Mrs. Alford married George H. Alford Jr. on July 9, 1945, and subsequently relocated to Jackson, MS in 1946 where she lived the remainder of her life.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, the Joy Sunday School class, and Senior Adult Ministry. She was a long term member of the Amity, and Heritage Luncheon Clubs.

            Survivors include a son Randal “Randy” P. Alford (Cheryl) of Birmingham, AL; grandchildren Reid W. Alford (Andrea) of Birmingham, AL and Lisa Alford Winter (Russell), one great grand child James Breckenridge “Breck” Winter of Flowery Branch, GA; and her sister Joyce P. Heath (Herman) of Meridian, MS

            Special thanks to Calvin and Eria Davis for all their support and friendship over the past years.

            Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MS.

 

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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 Katherine P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 3 July 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, George Howard Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her as Essie Katherine Prisock.

 

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KATHLEEN BOYD ALFORD

 

NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Tuesday, 23 October 2007

 

NATCHEZ—Services for Kathleen Alford, 85, of Natchez, who died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. today at Laird Funeral Home Union Street Chapel with the Rev. Dan Ratcliff officiating.

            Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Enon Baptist Church, in Walthall County, with the Rev. David Hedden officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time today at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 4, 1921, in Walthall County, the daughter of Parm and Nora O’Quinn Boyd. She was a member of Natchez First Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gertrude Boyd McEwen and Wilma Boyd Cothern; brothers, Kenneth Boyd, Reginal Boyd, Adron Boyd and Arvilee Boyd.

            Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Freeman of Jackson; grandson, Lee Havard of Natchez; granddaughter, Lori Austin and husband, Carter, both of Ferriday; great-grandsons, Hunter Havard of Natchez, John Carter Austin of Ferriday and Colby Fitzpatrick of Cornerville, Tenn.; great-granddaughters, Kaitlin Mullins and Lalie Havard, both of Natchez; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Louis Campbell, Carter Austin, Lee Havard, Walter Havard, Cecil Rainey and Andy Yates. Honorary pallbearer will be Carey Boyd.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lairdfh.com.

 

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

            Kathleen’s husband was Lindsey Alford; Brenda Alford was their daughter.

            Lindsey’s father was Lindsey Sibley Alford. He signed his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com) “L. Sibley Alford” and listed his birth date as 22 May 1895. On the 1900 census his birth date is listed as May 1895. SSDI records show that Lindsey Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 May 1894 and died _____ Apr 1967, last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lindsey 1918 MS1, Lindsey Sibley 1895 MS2, William Henry C. 1855 MS3, Henderson 1829 MS4, William 1804 GA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KATHY JO WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

[A very similar obituary was published on 12 Feb 2000 in The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN. We then mistakenly published it with the Tennessee obituaries in the Summer 2006 issue and in the Tennessee Obituaries compilation.]

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Friday, 11 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Kathy Jo Alford, 41, of Cleveland died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, in Greenville.

            Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thweatt-King Funeral Home in Cleveland. Burial will follow at North Cleveland Cemetery....

            Ms. Alford is survived by a daughter, Kerrianne Justice Meek of Cleveland; two sons, Daniel Fulwood of Cleveland, and Luke Fortuner of Charleston; two sisters, Sandra Moufti and Cynthia Prince, both of Marlboro, Md.; two brothers, Johnny Williams of Marlboro, Md., and Bobby Williams of Maben; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KIRBY HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 20 January 2012

 

            Kirby Halford, 74, of Meadville, died Jan. 19, 2012, at Meadville Convalescent Home.

            Visitation is 5 to 9 tonight at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Village.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kirby Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Sept 1937, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Billy Ray Halford, Leona Halford Halford, Riley Halford, Wesley Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Kirby 1937 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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LARKIN S. ALFORD, JR.

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 23 June 2011

 

CARROLL COUNTY—Larkin S. Alford Jr., 48, of Carroll County passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at his residence.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2011, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday, June 24, 2011, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Leslie Alford of Grenada; a daughter, Morgan Grones of Carrollton, and her husband, Jeffrey; three sons, Colby Alford of Carrollton, Sean Alford of Grenada and Jordan Alford of Langley AFB, W.Va.; his parents, Larkin S. Alford and Roma Alford of Greenwood; two sisters, Denee Saxton of Boyle and her husband, Johnny Buck, and Wanda Watkins of Greenwood and her husband, Greg; two brothers, Oakley Alford of Kosciusko and Jason Alford of Greenwood and his wife, Paula; seven nieces, three nephews, one great-niece and two great-nephews.

            He has been dedicated to serving the community as a locksmith for 27 years. He had a passion for the outdoors and a love for working on the family farm. He was a dedicated family man and will be deeply missed by both family and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Daniel Jordan, Steve Riley, Josh Doss, Derrick Doss, Will Mims and Robert King. Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Hunt, Henry Bailey and Kelly Saxton.

            An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larkin S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Oct 1962, last residence not listed.

 

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LARRY LYNN “SKEETER” HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—18 December 2009

 

            Larry Lynn “Skeeter” Halford, 62, of Meadville, died Dec. 16, 2009, at Natchez Community Hospital. Services were 11 a.m. today at Bude First Baptist Church. The Rev. Brad Moak and the Rev. Webb Armstrong officiated. Burial was in Midway Cemetery, Meadville. Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville handled arrangements.

            Mr. Halford was born Sept. 2, 1947, in Natchez. He was the son of Grace Helen Bonds Halford of Pearl and the late Aaron Thomas Halford Jr.

            He was a gas salesman for Herring Gas Co. and a member of Bude First Baptist Church.

He was a military veteran and served in Vietnam.

            Survivors include his mother; his wife, Debbie Bankston Halford of Meadville; two daughters, Kristi Hester of Meadville and Brandi Hollingsworth of Florence; two brothers, Bud Halford of Pearl and Johnny Halford of Meadville; three sisters, Alma Cochran of Pearl, Martha Oakman of Clinton and Debbie Adams of Brookhaven; and two grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Jody Herring, Pat Larkin, Denver Goodson, Eddie Stebbins, Jake Adams and Dunc McCormick.

Honorary pallbearers were Dan Ashley, Ed Herring, Mike Goff and the deacons of Bude First Baptist Church.

 

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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 Larry L. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

 

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LARRY WEBSTER “PETE” HALFORD

Grandfather of Kirby W. Halford, AAFA #0443

 

FRANKLIN ADVOCATE

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—Thursday, 8 March 1979

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Services were Wednesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. from Franklin Funeral Home Chapel for L.W. (Pete) Halford, 72, of Rt. 1, Meadville.

            Mr. Halford died March 5 at Franklin Hospital. He was born Oct. 29, 1906 in Franklin County, son of the late Larry Halford and Hattie Black Halford. He had worked in logging and lumber and was a member of Bude Methodist Church.... Burial was in Midway Cemetery with Franklin Funeral Home in charge.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lela Smith Halford, Rt. 1, Meadville; one son Wayne Halford, Gonzales, La.; three daughters, Mrs Elsie Quinn, Bossier City, La., Mrs. Erma Luckett, Vicksburg, and Miss Nora Beth Halford, Gulfport; seven grandchildren; three brothers, Aaron Halford of Meadville, Hollis Halford of Baytown, Tex., and Julius Halford of Carthage, Tex.; five sisters, Mrs. L.C. Edwards of Roxie, Mrs. Lois Brooker of Olive Branch, Mrs. Ray Carlock of Vidalia, Mrs. Lucille Brosette of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Fred Arseneau of Columbus.

 

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NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

Natchez, Adams Co., MS—Tuesday, 6 March 1979

 

MEADVILLE—L.W. “Pete” Halford, 72, died yesterday at the Franklin County Hospital. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Franklin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Midway Cemetery....

            A logging and lumber contractor, Mr. Halford was a member of the Bude Methodist Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Mrs. Lela Smith Halford; a son Wayne Halford, Gonzales, La.; three daughters, Mrs. Elsie Quinn, Bossier City, La., Mrs. Erma Luckett, Vicksburg, and Miss Nora Beth Halford, Gulfport; three brothers, Aaron Halford, Meadville, Hollis Halford, Bay Town, Texas and Julius Halford, Carthage, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Elsie Edwards, Roxie, Miss., Mrs. Lois Brooker, Olive Branch, Miss., Mrs. Ray Carlock, Vidalia, Mrs. Lucille Brosette, Shreveport, and Mrs. Freddy Arsineau, Columbus, Miss.; and seven grandchildren....

 

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Photo from Midway Cemetery, Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 Oct 1906.

            See the obituary of his wife Lela Smith Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Larry Webster 1906 MS1, Larry H. 1883 MS2, Leander 1857 MS3, James D. about 1813 SC4.

 

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LAURA MARIE ALFORD CLACKUM

 

DESOTO TIMES-TRIBUNE

Hernando, DeSoto Co., MS—Monday, 26 April 2010

 

LAKE CORMORANT—The funeral service for Laura Alford Clackum, 45, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home in Hernando with visitation from 4-8 today at the funeral home. Clackum died April 25 at Methodist South.

            She was a retired barber and homemaker. Interment will be in New Bethlehem Cemetery.

            She leaves her husband, Wayne Clackum of Lake Cormorant; two daughters, Michelle Green (Jeff) of Morristown, Tenn., and Lauren Clackum of Lake Cormorant; one son, Vince Clackum (Patricia) of Coldwater; parents, Elmer and Rosa Alford of Nesbit; a brother, Coleman Alford (Barbara) of Lake Cormorant; sisters, Donna Harris (Warren), Angela Scott (Randy) both of Horn Lake, and Betty White (Donald) of Southaven; two special friends, Angela Quinley and Ellen Myers, both of Horn Lake; three grandchildren, Dakota, Dustin and Derrick.

 

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Photo from New Bethlehem Church Cemetery, Horn Lake, DeSoto Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil E. Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura M. Clackum (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Dec 1964, last residence Lake Cormorant, DeSoto Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, Walter Elmer “Pepa” Alford; and grandparents, James Andrew “Andy” Alford and Minnie Mae Hodges Alford,  in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Laura M. 1964 MS1, Walter Elmer 1935 MS2, James Andrew 1905 MS3, Wilburn Whitfield 1875 AL4, Columbus Washington 1850 GA5,James Floyd 1817 GA6, Zaddock 1787 GA7, Julius 1747 N8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John1645 VA11.

 

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LAUREE ALFORD KING

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 26 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Lauree Alford King, 83, died Sunday, September 25, 2005 at the Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation is 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Tuesday in Lakewood Memorial Park.

            Mrs. King was a lifelong resident of Jackson. She was a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church and also a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the LaSertoma Club. She was an employee of Miss. Power & Light Company until she became a full time housewife and mother in 1953.

            Mrs. King was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Lee King who died in 1989 and is survived by two sons: Curtis Lee King, Jr. and his wife Carolyn of Jackson, Roger Lewis King and his wife Mary Jane of Madison, three grandchildren: Isabelle King, Chris King, Jordan King, one niece Frances Sudduth and one nephew Earl Burnhart.

            Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Miss. Chapter, 1900 Dunbarton Dr. Jackson, MS 39216.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lauree A. King (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 June 1922.

 

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LAVURN CANNON ALFORD

 

John E. Stephens Chapel

Philadelphia, MS—_____ March 2013

 

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            Mrs. Lavurn Cannon Alford, 92, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at her residence in the Sandtown Community. She married James Earl Alford on July 23, 1937 and they lived together for over 60 years until his death. She was a nurse’s aide at Golden Acres Nursing Home. She enjoyed fishing, tending to her cows and especially her family. Mrs. Alford was a member of Sandtown United Methodist Church.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Verna Z. Cannon & Jessie Dennis Cannon; husband, James Earl Alford; infant daughters, Thessie Alford & Thedra Alford; sons, Lemeul Wayne Alford & Verna Franklin Alford ;granddaughters, Nancy June Kilgore & Michelle Brown; grandson, Joshua Lane Alford; brother, Charles Cannon; sister Zeola Cannon Townsend; sons-in-law, Haskel Kilgore & Bobby Simpson.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughters, Chelsea Kilgore of Jackson, Clara (John) Sullivan of Philadelphia, Thressa (Joe) Martin of Pearl, Edna Earl Simpson of Pearl & Patsy Jane (Terry) Brown of Flora; sons, Robert Earl (Tammy) Alford of Philadelphia, Charles L. (Nancy) Alford of Philadelphia & James Ladell (Gail) Alford of Philadelphia; sisters, Mary Frances Cannon Clepper of Livingston, TX & Fay Cannon Mathews of Livingston, TX; brother, Carl W. “Whimpy” Cannon of Whitesville, KY; (19) grandchildren; (40) great-grandchildren; (10) great-great-grandchildren; host of nieces & nephews.

 

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NESHOBA DEMOCRAT

Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—20 March 2013

 

            Services for Mrs. Lavurn Cannon Alford were held Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. from John E. Stephens Chapel.

            The Reverends David Upshaw, Lawrence Pool and Dean Speed officiated. Burial followed in Sandtown Cemetery. John E. Stephens Chapel Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 92, died Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her residence in the Sandtown Community.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Verna Z. Cannon and Jessie Dennis Cannon; husband, James Earl Alford; infant daughters, Thessie Alford and Thedra Alford; sons, Lemeul Wayne Alford and Verna Franklin Alford; two granddaughters; one grandson; brother, Charles Cannon; and sister, Zeola Cannon Townsend.

            Survivors include daughters, Chelsea Kilgore, Clara Sullivan, Thressa Martin, Edna Earl Simpson and Patsy Jane Brown; sons, Robert Earl Alford, Charles L. Alford and James Ladell Alford; sisters, Mary Frances Cannon Clepper and Fay Cannon Mathews; brother, Carl W. Cannon; and numerous grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Brad Alford, Jeremy Alford, Jason Alford, Patrick Alford, James W. Alford and Bobby Simpson Jr….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lavurn Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 16 Aug 1920, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Earl Alford; son Verner Franklin Alford; and grandson Joshua Lane Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEDONA ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—Saturday, 18 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

OXFORD [Lafayette Co.]—Ledona Alford died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. She was a domestic worker. She was the widow of James “Ham” Alford.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will be in the Harrisonville M.B. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mary Thompson, Michelle Farron and Brenda Luster, all of Oxford; three sons, Mel Alford, Edward Alford and Michael Alford, all of Oxford; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ledoria [sic] Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 December 1935.

 

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LEE MARCUS ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Sunday, 29 July 2007

 

Lee Marcus Alford

Self-employed

 

            Services for Lee Marcus Alford will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Enterprise Funeral Home with the Rev. John Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Zion Hill Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 86, of Meridian, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, in Meridian.

            Survivors include six sons, Willie Alford of Meridian, Jimmie Alford of Miami, Eddie Alford of Meridian, Jerry Alford of Meridian, Gary Alford of Meridian, and Demarcus Alford of Lisman, Ala., and two daughters, Lillie Griggs and Ella Winford both of Meridian, one brother, Robert Alford of Shreveport, La., six sisters, Mattie Alford, Lula Coleman, Ruby Thomas, Earline Amos, Christine May, Emma Thomas, all of Meridian, 39 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

            Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Photo from New Zion Hill Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennifer Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Jan 1921, last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his son, Charles E. Alford; and sister Mattie Alford in this compilation.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Lauderdale Co., MS: William Alford, 48; his wife Lucy 34; and children: Mary 21, Mattie 19, Willie 11, Marcus 8, Ledger 6, Lula Mae 5, Margurie 3-9/12, Curtis 2-11/12, and Emma B. 1. All were b. in MS.

            His lineage: Lee Marcus 1921 MS1, William 1882 MS2.

 

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LELA AMELIA SMITH HALFORD

Grandmother of Kirby Wayne Halford, AAFA #0443

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 2 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

SHREVEPORT—Lela Smith Halford, 86, a retired teacher, died of heart failure Friday at Piedmont Manor Nursing Home in Shreveport.

            Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with burial in Midway Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford, a Franklin County native, was a member of Porter’s Chapel Methodist Church in Vicksburg. She was a former Vicksburg resident.

            Survivors include; son, Wayne Halford of Meadville; daughters, Elsie Quinn of Bossier City, Erma Luckett of Vicksburg and Norabeth Halford of Ocean Springs; and seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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FRANKLIN ADVOCATE

Meadville, Franklin Co., MS—Thursday, 6 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Lela Smith Halford, 86, of Vicksburg, were Monday, May 3, at 11 a.m., at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville.... Burial was in Midway Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford died Friday, April 30, in Shreveport, La. She was born Dec. 13, 1906 in Franklin County, daughter of the late John Smith and Lena Willis Smith. She was the widow of L.W. Halford and was a member of Porters Chapel (Methodist) in Vicksburg. She had taught school and been a homemaker.

            Survivors are one son, Wayne Halford, Meadville; three daughters Elsie Quinn of Bossier City, La., Erma Luckett of Vicksburg, and Norabeth Halford of Ocean Springs; seven grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 December 1906, last residence Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Larry Webster Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Her grandson Kirby provided her middle name.

 

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LENA FAY KELLY MAYO ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Monday, 27 July 1964

 

Woman Killed by Gun Blast

 

JACKSON, Miss.—Mrs. C.E. Alford, 55, married for two months, was accidentally killed by her husband Sunday morning after he returned from shooting squirrels in their yard in rural Hinds County.

            The sheriff’s office said Alford apparently tripped inside the house and the shotgun fell and discharged, striking Mrs. Alford. She died instantly.

            Services will be held Tuesday.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            AAFA Mississippi Marriages lists the marriage of Lena Faye Mayo and Sidney Emmet Alford on 31 March 1964 in Madison Co., MS. Sidney Emmett Alford previously married Iris Clare Neal on 20 Nov 1953 in Rankin Co., MS.

            Sidney Emmett Alford’s memorial at Find A Grave says he was born 3 Dec 1915 and died 3 March 1966. He and his father Warren are buried in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sidney Emmett 1915 MS1, Warren Edwin 1868 LA2, Seaborn S. 1834 MS3, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LENA MARTIN HALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

YAZOO CITY [Yazoo Co.]—Lena Martin Halford, 98, a homemaker, died of complications from a stroke Wednesday, February 6, 2002, at King’s Daughters Hospital in Yazoo City. Services are 10 a.m. today at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with burial in Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS....

            Mrs. Halford was born Oct. 23, 1903, in Yazoo City. Her parents were Christopher Martin and Nona Futrell, both of Mississippi. She was a member of Center Ridge Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: daughter, Lois Kinnison, Yazoo City; sister Eva Halford, Yazoo City; three grandchildren, Douglas Kirk, Yazoo City, Cheryl Swan, Reno NV, and Rex Kinnison, Corpus Christi, TX; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by spouse, Emmett Halford and daughter, Chris Kirk.

            Pallbearers are Dallas Powell, Ken Smith, Sonny Walker, Charles Long, Bob Coleman and Paul McGinty. Honorary pallbearers are Ernest Jackson, Lamar Ward, Charles Ward and Sonny Kirk.

 

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

            See the obituary of her sister Mary Eva Martin Halford in this compilation.

            Lena was the daughter of Andrew Christopher Columbus Martin and Mary Nona Futrell. Her husband was Emmett Louis Halford, who was born 17 April 1895 in Phoenix, Yazoo Co., MS [confirmed by his WWI Draft Registration Card], and died _____ June 1970 in Yazoo City. Emmett’s parents were John Jefferson Halford and Sarah Lou Selby, married 19 Feb 1893 in Yazoo Co., MS. They had 6 children. John was born 20 Aug 1855 in Kemper Co., MS. Lena’s sister Eva Halford, mentioned in the obituary, married another son of John Jefferson Halford, Lawrence Edwin Halford. A third sister, Elsie May Martin, married a third brother, Bradley Bennett Halford. [Mel Bowers, submitter, “Bowers/Smith & Collier Lee” in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb, 23 Jan 2006].

 

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1920 Phoenix (District 91), Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling #192: John Halford, age 66 widowed, farmer; and children Emmet 25, Edwin 22, and Annie May 17. All and their parents were b. in MS. Next door is the family of Bradley Halford, 22, wife May 21, and son Clarence 5/12.

 

1910 Beat 2 (District 79), Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling illegible—last one in District 79: John J. Halford, age 55 widowed, farmer; children: Marse Emet 14, Bradly 12, Edwin 10, and Annie May [difficult to read] 7; and boarder/servant Mattie Foster 35 widow, cook for private family. All were b. in MS.

 

1900 Beat 1 (District 108), Yazoo Co., MS, dwelling #431: John J. Holford, age 39 b. Aug 1860 in MS (parents b. TN and MS), saleman, m. 7 years; wife Sarah L. 33 b. July 1866 in MS, 4 children, 4 living; children, all b. in MS: Neena 6 b. Nov 1893. Emmet L. 5 b. Apr 1895, Bradly B. 3 b. Dec 1896, and Lawrence 1 b. Aug 1898; sister-in-law Minnie Piteford 43 b. Jan 1857 in MS, single; and niece Grace A. Neal 18 b. Jan 1882 in MS.

 

1880 and 1870: not located

 

1860 (P.O. Carthage), Leake Co., MS, delling #109: Mary M. Halford, age 30 MS; children, all b. MS: William B. 9; Elizabeth L. 7, John J. 4; and John Odonald 18 AL overseer.

 

1850 Beat 2, Leake Co., MS, dwelling #108: W.B. Halford, age 28 b. TN, and Mary Halford, 22 b. MS. Next door is the family of his brother, R.E. Halford, 37 b. NC, who is Robert Edward Halford.

 

            Washington Bradley Halford was born about 1822 in TN, the son of Bradley and Kesiah Halford. He married Mary M. Hutchens on 10 Oct 1849 in Leake Co., MS. [Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US” in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb, 15 Apr 2006].

            Bradley Halford was born between 1792 and 1794 in NC, the son of John Halford and Sarah Dalton. They had 12 children. Bradley died 25 Sept 1837. “The earliest mention I have found of Bradley is when he was bondsman for his brother John’s marriage to Nancy Chaffin in Burke County, NC, on 19 Apr 1816. The next appearance of Bradley is when he was elected sheriff of Lawrence County, TN, on 3 Nov 1818.... Bradley served as sheriff and constable in Lawrence County on a variety of occasions between 1818 and 1832. He apparently was an active civil servant. He was elected in 1832 to the House of 20th General Assembly for the state of Tennessee for the 1833-1835 term. He represented Lawrence, Wayne, and Hardin Counties. He lost his re-election bid in 1835.” [Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US” in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb, 15 Apr 2006].

            Her husband’Shalford lineage: Emmett Louis MS 18951, John Jefferson MS 18552, Washington Bradley about 1822 TN3, Bradley about 1793 NC4, John about 1765 VA5.

 

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LENA PEARL MYRICK ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Friday, 24 April 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

CARTHAGE [Leake Co.]—Lena Pearl Alford, 83, a homemaker, died of heart failure Thursday [April 23] at Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital in Kosciusko.

            Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong resident of Leake County.

            Survivors include: husband, John Willie; daughters, Louise Grimes of Carthage and Doris Langston of Picayune; and seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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Written by Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #137

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Native Leake county resident Lena Pearl Myrick Alford died Wednesday, 22 April 1992, at Monfort Jones Hospital in Kosciusko, MS. She was 83 years old, born 23 Oct 1908 in Leake Co., MS. Her father was Richard Madison Myrick and mother was Sallie Elizabeth Crosswell of Leake Co.

            She married John Willie Alford 24 July 1926 in Leake Co. They had two daughters, Mary Louise Alford, who married Ross Grimes; and Doris Pearl Alford, who married R.V. Langston. There were seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

            John Willie Alford, still living in Leake Co., is the son of Wilburn Whitfield Alford and Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth Alford. He is their sixth child out of sixteen.

            Lena’s brother Richard Alvie Myrick married John Willie’s sister Minervia Ann “Dolly” Alford 6 Dec 1925, so the children of the two families were double first cousins.

            Lena Pearl had been in ailing health for a long time and had been in and out of the hospital many times. She lived at home though with help from the daughters and friends.

            Funeral services were conducted at the Wilcox Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage, MS, with burial in the Pleasant Hill cemetery near Carthage. Rev. Randolph Scott was the officiating minister. Pallbearers were Bobby Alford, Elery Watkins, Edward Alford, Carlton Alford, Larry Fisher and Wayne Clark. This line of Alfords is descended from Columbus Washington “Lum” Alford and Mary Ann “Mollie” Glover Alford, of Troup Co., GA, and Tallapoosa Co., AL, with the line going back to Julius C. Alford and Rebecca Jackson Alford of Troup Co. Lum and Mollie Alford moved to Leake Co. in 1880.

            John Willie Alford and I are first cousins: our fathers were brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena P. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Oct 1908.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s siblings Minerva Ann Alford Myrick, Dossie Joy Alford, Jacob Columbus Alford, James Andrew Alford, Robert Samuel “Sam” Alford, and Royal Chadwick Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her huband’s lineage: John Willie 1906 AL1, 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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LEONA HALFORD HALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—27 May 1986

 

            Services for Mrs. Leona Halford, 70, of Meadville will be held today at 2 p.m. at her home on route two with burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Parker’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Halford died May 25 in the Franklin Memorial Hospital.

            She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Lorine Norris and Mrs. Winnie M. Montgomery, both of Meadville, and Mrs. Odie L. Middleton of Vidor, Texas; her sisters, Mrs. Alice Blackwell of Vicksburg, Mrs. Rhoda Halford of Natchez and Mrs. Eloise Pate of Beaumont, Texas; her brothers, William Halford of Vidalia, La., Wesley, Riley and Kirby Halford, all of Meadville, and Billy Ray Halford of McCall’s Creek. She is also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leona Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Feb 1916, last residence Meadville, Franklin Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Lorine Halford Norris; and brothers, Billy Ray Halford, Kirby Halford, Riley Halford, and Wesley Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter, Odie Lee Halford Middleton, in Texas Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Leona 1916 MS1, James William 1889 MS2, James William 1867 MS3, John E. 1847 AL4, James D. about 1813 SC5, James S. 1793 SC6.

 

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LEONARD EARL ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 13 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

INDIANOLA [Sunflower Co.]—Leonard Earl Alford, 67, a retired law enforcement officer, died of heart failure Tuesday [July 12] at his home.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Roundaway Baptist Church with burial in the Roundaway Cemetery. Card Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a Pace native, was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran. He served with the Greenville and Rosedale police departments.

            Survivors include: daughters, Carolyn Lutrick of Jackson and Cheryl Grissom of Tupelo; son, Leonard Earl Alford Jr. of Indianola; and brother, Jerry Alford of Hattiesburg.

 

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COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 13 July 1994

 

INDIANOLA—Leonard Earl Alford, 67, retired law enforcement officer, died of heart failure Tuesday at his home.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Roundaway Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Card Funeral Home has charge. He was a World War II and Korean War Navy veteran.

            Mr. Alford leaves two daughters, Carolyn Lutrick of Jackson and Cheryl Grissom of Tupelo; a son, Leonard Earl Alford Jr. of Indianola; a brother, Jerry Alford of Hattiesburg, and nine grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leonard E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 30 Aug 1926 and died _____ July 1994, last residence Indianola, Sunflower Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother Willie Clyde Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930 his family is in Beat 5, Tallahatchie Co., MS, dwelling #194: J.L. Alford, 30, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Olla L. 21, age 14 at first marriage; and sons William C. 5 and Leonard E. 3-7/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            J.L. Alford married Ollie L. Craft 24 Dec 1922 in Sunflower Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #25.

            Leonard’s lineage, from AAFA records: Leonard Earl 1926 MS1, James Leonard 1893 MS2, Charles Benjamin 1868 MS3, Patrick 1841 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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LEONIDAS MARCELUS “LEE” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0466

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 21 July 1997

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

 

            Lee Alford, 80, of W. Maywood Circle, a retired certified public accountant, died of cancer Sunday [July 20] at his home.

            Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood cemetery....

            Mr. Alford was a native of Roundaway in Coahoma County. He had lived in Jackson since 1972. He was a graduate of Gulfport High School and attended Millsaps College before graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1938. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.

            In 1942, Mr. Alford enlisted in the U.S. Marines and earned the rank of major. He was a licensed accountant in Mississippi and Georgia and had worked for Ernst & Young in Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn., until his retirement.

            He was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist Church, a past president of Mississippi Estate Planning Council and was treasurer and director of the Fondren Civitan Club. He was a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the Military Order of World Wars.

            Mr. Alford worked until he was 72, his wife, Marjorie said, “He enjoyed working and he enjoyed working with the different charities too,” she said.

            “He enjoyed his friends and was a voracious reader,” his nephew, B.B. Hosch of Natchez said. “He was very dedicated not just to work but to his family too. He worked hard and played hard.”

            His son, William Alford of Indianola, was born when Lee Alford was 50, but that didn’t make much of a difference, William said. “There was a generation gap there,” he admitted. “But, he was very supportive of anything I did and he could surprise me with his understanding of things I thought we would disagree on.”

            Other survivors include: daughters, Ann Baird [AAFA #0025] and Pat Alford, both of Siloam Springs, Ark.; brother, E. Griffin Alford [AAFA #0423] of Jackson; and three grandchildren....

FAG photo requested 5/4/2012 – directly from William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Aug 1916.

            See the obituaries of his brother Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., AAFA #0423; and of his cousins Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist and Stewart Floyd Alford III in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leonidas Marcelus 1916 MS1, Leonidas Marcelus 1878 LA2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3, Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—_____ October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

            Services for Leroy Alford will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Hill United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Alford, 55, of Meridian, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was an employee of Wesley Winston Postal Services.

            Survivors include his wife, Vanessa Alford of Meridian; daughters Sonja Sparrow of Meridian and Kim Thedford of Detroit; sons Le Derrick Alford who is with the Air National Guard in Baghdad, Jerry Maurice Alford and his wife Michelle, and Eric Lee Alford, all of Meridian, and Raymond Thedford of Detroit; his father James Alford of Toomsuba; brothers, Willie James Alford and his wife Martha Ann of Meridian, and Robert Alford of Toomsuba; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 26 Sept 1948.

            See the obituary of his probable father, James Alford, in this compilation.

            This is probably an African-American family because the Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in Meridian serves that community.

 

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LESLIE L. ALFORD

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—Thursday, 21 December 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Funeral services for Leslie Alford, 71, of Greenville will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church, Greenville. He died Dec. 15, 2006, at Greenwood Specialty Hospital, Greenwood. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Greenville, under the direction of Dillon Funeral Home, Greenville.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Alford; and his two brothers, Samuel Alford and Preston Alford.

            Survivors include his mother, Everlene Alford of Greenville; two sisters, Dorothy Alford Wilson of Greenville and Joanne Alford Lowe (Nathan) of Glendale, Ariz.; one aunt, Gertrude Pitts of Florida; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and church family....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 15 Dec 1935. He died on his birthday.

            Leslie’s father, Sylvester, may be the one who was enumerated as a son of Robert and Virgie Alford in the 1930 census of Leflore Co., MS. Sylvester was born about 1910 in Mississippi. If this is the correct connection, this is an African American family for which we have no further information.

 

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LETHA ALFORD SIMS

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Sunday, 2 June 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2007

 

TYLERTOWN [Walthall Co.]—Letha Alford Sims, 91, a resident of Billdora Rest Home in Tylertown. died May 31, 1996, at Walthall General Hospital. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today at Capps Funeral Home of Tylertown until services at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in Thornhill Cemetery in Tylertown.

            Mrs. Sims was born March 20, 1905, in old Pike County. She was the daughter of Thomas Alford and Lillie Rushing Alford. She was retired from Haspel Manufacturing and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dudley S. Sims. She is survived by one son Julius T. Sims of Tylertown; two daughters, Nellie Mae Sims Rimes of Jackson and Frances Sims Breland of Pensauken, N.J.; four grandchildren, Janet Breland Beavers of Chester, N.J., Brenda Rimes Griffin of New Iberia, La., Judy Sims Phillips of McComb and Charles Jerry Rimes of Jackson; and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates—death listed as May 1996—of Letha A. Sims (SS# issued in MS).

            Dudley S. Sims married Lettie Alford on 1 May 1921 in Walthall Co., MS. Letha’s parents, Thomas L. Alford and Lillie Rushing, were married in Pike Co., MS, on 15 Dec 1898. [Mississippi Marriages, 1776–1935 (Ancestry.com)]

            Thomas Lafayette Alford was born 15 Dec 1870 in Pike Co., MS, and died there on 28 July 1910; Lillie died on 6 July 1915 in Walthall Co., MS. [Ancestry.com and RootsWeb.com].

            In 1900 the family is listed in Beat 2, Pike Co., MS, dwelling #169: Thomas L. Alford, no occupation, age 29 b. Dec 1870, m. 2 years; his wife Lillie E. 22 b. Nov 1877, 1 child, 1 living; son Auther L. age 0 b. Sept 1899; and mother Statia P. Alford 65 widow b. June 1835. All and their parents were born in MS. Nearby are several Rushing families.

            In 1910 they are still in Beat 2, Pike Co., dwelling #52: Tom Alford, farmer age 39, m. 11 years; his wife Lillie 32, 5 children, 4 living; 4 children including Letha 5; and mother Scirtia 74 widow. All and their parents were born in MS. Again, several Rushing families are nearby.

            In 1920 Tom and Lillie Alford are deceased, so the children are living together in Beat 4, Walthall Co., MS, dwelling #11: Author Alford, farmer age 20; his brother Hardy 19; and sisters Lucy 17 and Letha 15. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            In 1920 Statira Alford, widow age 84 b. MS, is living with the family of her son B.F. Brumfield in Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

            AAFA records show Thomas’s mother as Statira Lennon. In 1850 she is age 15, living with her probable mother, Lucinda Lennon, in Pike Co., MS.

            In 1860 they are still Pike Co., but Statira must have married a Brumfield shortly after the 1850 census: Statira P. Brumfield, 25; Benjamin F. 8; Joseph J. 5; and Lucinda Lennon 46. All were b. in MS.

            In 1870 this same family group in still in Pike Co., but Statira is now Statira Alford, married in Feb.

            In 1880 they are still in Pike Co.: Statira P. Allford, age 45 widow; son _____ Brumfield 25; and son Thomas L. Allford 9. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            AAFA’s source of Statira’s marriage to Sebastian is from a Ginn family book that says: “Sebastian Alford, son of Eveline Ginn and William Alford, b ca 1830, known as “Bass” and informants recall that he operated a watch repair shop in McComb, m. (1) Rosalene D. Williams b. Jan 14, 1847, and had 2 ch. m. (2) Mrs. Stayra Leonard Brumfield, and she had two sons by a former marriage.”

            She is listed in the Walthall Co., MS published cemetery book as Statira L. Brumfield Alford 1835-1918. However, Statira is living in 1920, listed on the census with her son Benjamin. The cemetery book also has: “Mother of Statira L. Brumfield Alford” with no dates. Her sons Thomas Lafayette Alford and Benjamin F. Brumfield are also buried in the cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her Alford lineage: Letha Lillie 1905 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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LEVI PAT ALFORD

 

WINONA TIMES

Winona, Montgomery Co., MS—29 April 1965

 

            Services for Pat. Alford, 65, were held Monday, April 19, 1965, at 2:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Vaiden with burial in the Vaiden Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died early Sunday morning at the University Hospital in Jackson. He was a member of the Vaiden Presbyterian Church. He had made his home near Vaiden all of his life & had worked for the city until recent illness.

            Survivors include his wife, Alma Alford; 2 daughters Mary Alice Belk, Ala.; Patty Joyce Palmertree of Vaiden; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lois Felts, Vicksburg; Mrs. Lance Roby, Memphis; 2 brothers, William Alford of Vaiden & James Alford of Jackson; 7 grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie Lee Collins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Levi Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 22 Feb 1899 (different than gravestone) and died _____ April 1965, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, James Oscar Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Levi Pat 1900 MS1, James Oscar 1872 MS2, Patrick 1841 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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LEWIS EDWIN ALFORD

Father of Lewis Edwin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0713

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 16 January 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1991

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Lewis Edwin Alford, 80, a retired accountant, died of respiratory failure Monday [Jan 14] in St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are at 2 p. m. Thursday at the Capitol Street United Methodist Church with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park. Lakewood Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, a Meridan native, was a member of the Capitol Street United Methodist Church for 52 years and its Men’s Bible Class. He was an honorary life member of the administrative board.

            Mr. Alford was chief accountant with the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years. He loved to fish and was a score keeper for the Little League baseball. After retirement, he was an avid golfer.

            Survivors include: wife, Nell; sons, Lewis Alford Jr. and Frank Alford, both of Jackson, and John Alford of Harvey, La.; brother, William Alford of Silver Springs, Md.; sisters, Ruth Alford and Doris Branton, both of Shreveport, La., and Ida Noblin of Dallas; and seven grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lewis E. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Dec 1910.

            See the obituary of his wife, Nell Rebecca Little Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ruth Curtis Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Nell Rebecca Little married Lewis Edwin Alford 24 Nov 1935.

            An article in the Summer 2006 issue of Millsaps College Heritage newsletter includes this information and photo of the five children plus the wives of William Curtis (Chella Alford) and Lewis Edwin Alford (Nell Little Alford):

 

            ….The Reverend Needham Alford, a local Methodist minister, saw the value in sending three of his twelve children, the Reverends Joseph Martin Alford, Louis Flemon Alford and Caldwell “Collye” Wellman Alford, to Millsaps College

            Louis Flemon Alford married Carrie Curtis and, like his father before him, sent all five of his children—Ruth Alford (1929), Doris Alford Branton (1929), William Curtis Alford (1928) [AAFA #0675], Lewis Edwin Alford [(1933)], and Ida Louise Alford (1937)—to Millsaps College….

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Lewis Edwin 1910 MS1, Louis Flemon 1872 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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LIGGIE CALVIN ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 10 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

WALNUT GROVE [Leake Co.]—Liggie C. Alford, 87, a retired line worker, died of Alzheimer’s disease at Carthage Health Care.

            Services are 11 a.m. today at Standing Pine Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Survivors include: son, James A. “Whit” Alford of Carthage; daughter, Betty Jane Webb of Standing Pine; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Liggie C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Feb 1911 and died 8 June 1998, last residence Walnut Grove, Leake Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his brother David Crawley Alford in this compilation.

            Written by Ruby Alford Heard, AAFA #0137, 10 June 1998:

 

      Liggie Calvin Alford was the son of John McClurin Alford and Nora Peoples Alford of Leake Co. He married Bettie Mae Allen 20 Nov 1930 in Morgan, LA. She preceded him in death. They had three children: Nancy Marline Alford born 6 Nov 1932 and died 27 June 1934 in Standing Pine, MS; Betty Jane Alford born 19 Sept 1937, married Silas Eugene Webb 18 Feb 1955; and James Allen “Whit” Alford born 23 July 1940 and married Gloria June Price 7 June 1968.

      Liggie’s line of Alfords came to Leake Co. Miss. in the early 1900s and settled in the Freeny, Estes Mill and Carthage area. His grandfather was David Edward Alford born 26 July 1855 in Tallapoosa Co., AL, and grandmother was Martha Clayton Ellis Alford born 20 April 1857 in Tallapoosa Co. Liggie’s three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. David E. Alford was the son of James Floyd Alford and Sarah J. Ellis Alford, both born in Greene Co., GA. James Floyd Alford born 1817 and Sarah J. Ellis Alford born 1820....

      Liggie Alford and I were second cousins as my grandfather was a brother to his grandfather. The older ones of this line are just about all gone but there are plenty of younger ones left to carry on the Alford name in Mississippi!

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Liggie Calvin 1911 MS1, 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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LILLIAN WESTMORELAND RICHMOND ALFORD

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 3 July 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Lillian Richmond—The former Lillian Westmoreland, she died at 11 p.m. Wednesday [July 1] at Fields Memorial Hospital in Centreville, Miss. She resided at Liberty [Amite Co.], Miss., was 86, and was a native of Mt. Hermon, La. Body at Hartman Funeral Home in McComb, Miss., with religious services at 4 p.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. Charles Brock of the Liberty Baptist Church. Interment in the Magnolia Cemetery, at Magnolia, Miss.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Nunnery of Liberty, Miss., and Miss Vivian Richmond of Bogalusa; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Rice of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Ivy Hart of Mt. Hermon; two brothers, Hubert Westmoreland of Mt. Hermon and Albert Westmoreland of Franklinton, and three grandchildren.

            She was a member of Robinson Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Westmoreland and Cindarilla Corine Varnado, both buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA. She is listed as Nancy Lillian Westmoreland in Ancestry family trees.

            Her first husband and father of her children was Iverson G. Richmond. They are listed on the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Amite Co., MS.

 

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LINDA CONERLY ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—1 November 2008

 

            Linda Conerly Alford, 69, of Tylertown, died Oct. 31, 2008, at her home. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Silver Creek Baptist Church, and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until services there at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Jimmy Smith, Wayne Hall and Pat Ginn officiating. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery II.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 6, 1939 in Tylertown, the daughter of James Lamkin Conerly and Vesta Fornea Conerly. She was a teacher for 49 years in Louisiana and Mississippi. She was a member of Lexie Baptist Church and attended Silver Creek Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Mary Jo Conerly.

            Survivors include her husband, Billy F. Alford of Tylertown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy Alford Polk and husband Charles Ray of Tylertown, and Shari Alford Price and husband Dennis of Kentwood, La.; four grandchildren, Emily Polk Toxler and husband Josh of Magnolia, Taylor Polk, Tylertown, Cassie McCullough and Haley McCullough, both of Kentwood; one great-grandchild, Gabriel Simpson of Kentwood; four brothers, Jim Conerly of Magnolia, Bobby Joe, John H. and Jerry Conerly, all of Tylertown; one sister, Sue Conerly Armstrong of Utica; nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda C. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Apr 1939, last residence Tylertown, Walthall Co., MS.

 

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LINNIE CATHERINE JACKSON ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—11 June 2008

 

MORTON [Scott Co.]—Linnie C. Alford, 91, of Morton, died on Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Scott Regional Hospital.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 8, 2008 from the chapel of Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Morton with burial in the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery. The Revs. Kenny Lang and Jerry Holmes officiated the services.

            Mrs. Alford was born on Jan. 31, 1917 in Scott County to the late Flossie and W.F. Jackson. She was a life long resident of Scott County and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Forkville.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Samuel “Red” Alford; son,Sammy Alford; daughter, Barbara Dell Alford; brother, Lonnie Ray Jackson; four sisters, Winnie Lee Palmer, Jo Webb, Lizzie Stubbs, and Pauline Waggoner. Survivors include son, Bob Alford (Wanda) of Morton; Sister, Clois Jean Wicker of Homewood; brother, Leo Jackson of Morton; daughter-in-law, Theda Alford of Puckett; five grandchildren, Robbie Alford of Brandon, Signe Creason of Brandon, Stephanie Jones (Tom) of Puckett, Mark Frith (Natalie) of Polkville, and Josh Frith (Ashley) of Brandon; nine great grandchildren; along with a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Robbie Alford, Jimmy Palmer, James Webb, Willie Bryant Webb, Mack Richardson, and Kenny Jackson. Josh and Mark Frith served as honorary pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linnie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 31 Jan 1917, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Samuel Horace “Red” Alford; and her son Samuel Jackson Alford in this compilation.

 

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LISSIE MOUNGER ALFORD

 

HATTIESBURG AMERICAN

Hattiesburg, Forrest Co., MS—Sunday, 29 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

COLUMBIA [Marion Co.]—Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Columbia Cemetery for Lissie Mounger Alford, 99, of Columbia, who died Aug. 26, 2004, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Alford, and her parents, Henry and Ora Hubbard Mounger.

            Survivors include two daughters, Suzanna Alford Baker of Hattiesburg and Virginia Alford Warren of Jackson; and seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lissie M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 March 1905.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles Barnabas 1905 MS1, Lucius “Luke” Edwin 1872 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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LIZZIE STERLING MITCHELL ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—28 October 2000

 

            Lizzie Sterling Alford, 84, of Magnolia, died Oct. 27, 2000, at her residence.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until graveside services at10 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Cemetery with Roy Walters officiating. Hartman Funeral Home of McComb is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 13, 1915, in Amite County to William and Lilly Durham Sterling. She was a homemaker.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and three brothers.

            Survivors include two daughters, Linda Daniels and Mamie Mitchell, both of Magnolia; seven grandchildren, Vincent Tunstall, Buffy Jolie, Dana Walters, Brandon Daniels, Gregory Durr, David Durr and Deborah Durr; one brother Ardell Sterling of Kentwood, La.; two sisters, Louise Husser of Ponchatoula, La., and Kate Freeman of Liberty and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lizzie S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Whitfield, Rankin Co., MS.

            Lizzie was Robert Alford’s second wife. Linda was their only child. Lizzie married first _____ Mitchell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert 1912 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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LOD SAMUEL ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 June 1963

 

            Funeral services were held for Lod Samuel Alford, 75, of near Homewood, on Monday morning, June 10th, at 10:00 from the Homewood Methodist Church with the Rev. Burrell Williams officiating. Interment was in the Homewood Cemetery with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge.

            Mr. Alford passed away Saturday [June 8] in the home of his son, R.L. Alford. He had been a farmer and a member of the Homewood Methodist Church.

            The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. J.M. Gibson of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. C.R. Hegwood of Biloxi, and Mrs. K.W. Wall of Meridian; three sons, R.L. Alford, J.H. Alford, both of Route 2, Forest, and C.E. Alford of Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Barnes of Hattiesburg, and Mrs. R.E. Vaughn of Forest; three brothers, R.B. Alford of Newton, A B. Alford of Lancaster, Calif., and J.E. Alford of Forest; eighteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

            The pallbearers were Turner Alford, Baker Alford, Billy Ray Alford, Jimmy Alford, Bill Griffin, and Bill Lovette.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lod Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 5 Sept 1888, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bessie Ruby Lovett Alford; his children James Holland “Red” Alford, Robert Lavern Alford, and Virginia Anell Alford Wall; his parents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and his brother Arie Hilton Alford in this compilation.

            Lod Samuel Alford was the son of James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lod Samuel Alford 1888 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LOIS ELAINE RUSHING HALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—14 July 2008

 

            Services for Lois Elaine Halford, of Meadville, are 2 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Ramaha Baptist Church with burial in Midway Cemetery. Community Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

            Visitation is Monday from noon until 2 p.m. at the church.

            Mrs. Halford, 65, died July 11, 2008, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was born in McCall Creek on Dec. 9, 1942, to Lewis Rushing and Lois Jones Rushing.

            She was a high school graduate. She was a member of Ramaha Baptist Church.

            Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Billy Ray Halford and a sister, Evonne.

            Survivors are a daughter, Sharon Wooters, of McCall Creek; her sisters, Hazel Price, of McCall Creek, Irene Rushing, of Illinois, Helen Rushing, of Pearl, and Annette Calcote, of Illinois; and a grandchild.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Billy Ray Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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LOLA MAE CASEY ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Emma Alford Gilmer, AAFA #0055

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—16 November 2010

 

            Lola Alford, 87, former resident of Franklin Park in Memphis, passed away, November 12, 2010.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Ward of Germantown; son, Jim Alford of Cordova, TN; four grandchildren, Greg, Sheila, Wendy, Kelly and seven great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS. Forest Hill East Funeral Home 901-382-1000.

 

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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 Lola M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 29 March 1923, last residence Cordova, Shelby Co., TN. It is not clear where she lived when she died.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Edgar Earl 1924 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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LONNIE EUGENE ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 17 January 1973

 

            Funeral services for Lonnie Eugene Alford, 47, were held on Wednesday, January 10 at 2:00 from the Ott & Lee Chapel in Morton with Rev. Curtis McGee officiating. Interment followed in the Hodge Hill Cemetery with Ott & Lee in charge.

            Alford died on Sunday [January 7] following a short illness. He was retired from the U.S. Army having served in World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche B. Alford; two sons; Walter (Shorty) Alford, Jr., and W.E. (Ratsy) Blissett both of Morton; parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Alford, of Morton, one grand-daughter, Tara Alford of Morton.

            Pallbearers were Charles Alford, Slick Boykin, T. Thompson, Clifton Alford, Doyle Blissett and Austin Thompson.

 

 

 

Photos from Hodge Hill Cemetery, Morton, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lonnie Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Oct 1926 and died _____ Jan 1973, last residence Morton, Scott Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Walter Eugene Alford and Jennie Estelle Donald Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lonnie Eugene 1926 MS1, Walter Eugene 1889 MS2, William Jackson 1848 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LORINE HALFORD NORRIS

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—10 December 2004

 

            Lorine H. Norris, 65, of Meadville, died Dec. 8, 2004, at Meadville Nursing Home.

            Services were 2 p.m. today at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville, with the Rev. Calvin Wactor officiating. Burial was in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Meadville.

            Mrs. Norris was born Sept. 30, 1939, in Franklin County. She was the daughter of Earnest Halford and Leona Halford Halford.

            She was a ward clerk and nurse’s aide.

            Mrs. Norris was preceded in death by her parents; a sister; two brothers; and her husband, Marvin Norris.

            Survivors include a son, Gary Littleton and his wife Sandy of Meadville; a sister, Winnie Montgomery of Bude and a granddaughter, Amanda Clune of Meadville.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

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

            See the obituary of her mother, Leona Halford Halford, in his compilation. We included the obituary of her sister, Odie Lee Halford Middleton, in Texas Obituaries.

            Her maternal HALFORD lineage: Lorine 1939 MS1, Leona 1916 MS2, James William 1889 MS3, James William 1867 MS4, John E. 1847 AL5, James D. about 1813 SC6, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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LOTTIE LEE ALFORD TAYLOR

 

DAILY NEWS

Starkville, Oktibbeha Co., MS‑Friday, 7 November 2008

 

            The funeral for Lottie Alford Taylor will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Canton with burial in the Canton Cemetery.

            Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Breeland Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Taylor, 68, died Monday at her home. A native of Chipley, Fla., she had lived in Vaiden and Starkville before moving to Canton 20 years ago. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Canton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Sibley and Jane Alford.

            Survivors include; husband, Morris Taylor; son, Rev. Matt (Robin) Taylor of Jackson; daughter Jane (Lantz) Forster of Canton; sister, Mary Alford Bennet of Carrollton; and grandchildren, Brittany Bennett, Jared and Landon Foster and Zach and Jack Taylor.

            Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Education Fund, 202 E. Peace Street, Canton, MS 39046.

 

In another article:

 

MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—Thursday, 20 November 2008

 

            Lottie Alford Taylor, 68, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at her home in Canton. Services were held Thursday, Nov. 6, at First Presbyterian Church and burial was in the Canton Cemetery. Breeland Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.

            A native of Chipley, Fla., Mrs. Taylor had lived in Vaiden and Starkville before moving to Canton 20 years ago. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Canton

            Survivors include her husband, Morris Taylor; son, Rev. Matt Taylor of Jackson; daughter, Jane Foster of Canton; sister, Mary Alford Bennett of Carrolton; and five grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Sibley and Jane Alford.

            Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Education Fund, 202 E. Peace St., Canton, MS 39046.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lottie A. Taylor (SS# issued in FL) was born 12 Feb 1940, last residence Canton, Madison Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Jane Allen Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lottie Lee 1940 FL1, Paul Sibley 1906 FL2, Sion Augustus 1863 SC3, Paisley 1825 NC4, Sion 1796 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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LOUIE F. HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 12 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Louie F. Halford, 79, a retired carpet installer, died of heart failure Tuesday [August 11] at King’s Daughter’s Hospital.

            Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Boone-Wells Funeral Home with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens....

            Mr. Halford was a Greenville native. He was the widower of Lois Inez Halford.

            Survivors include: son, Larry Halford of Austin, Texas; and three brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louie F. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 Feb 1919.

            See the obituary of his brother William Thomas Halford in this compilation.

            Louis’s Halford lineage, partially from RootsWeb: Louie F. 1919 MS1, William Bradley 1881 MS2, William B. 1851 MS3, Washington Bradley 1822 TN4, Bradley about 1792 NC5, John about 1765 NC6.

 

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LOUIS WAYNE ALFORD

Nephew of Earsel Alford Bender, AAFA #0260, and Cecil Dezmon Alford, AAFA #0651

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 30 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2007

 

MADISON [Madison Co.]—Wayne Alford, 54, a floor tile inspector, died of cancer Friday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at North Bend Pentecostal Church in Philadelphia with burial in the church cemetery. McClain–Hays Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a native of the Bond community in Neshoba County. He moved to Jackson in 1978. He had lived in Madison for 6 years. He was a member of Parkway Pentecostal Church.

            Survivors include: wife, Diane; daughters, Lisa Cameron of Brandon and Ashley Alford of Madison; parents, Tom and Hildred Alford of Philadelphia; brothers, Sonny Alford of Louisville, the Rev. Benny Alford of DeKalb, Larry Alford of Madison, Joel Alford of Grand Bay, Ala., and John Alford of Philadelphia; sisters, Faye Anthony, Janet Fulton, and Peggy Branning, all of Philadelphia, Nellie Cooksey of Meridian, and Rachel Russell and Nancy Kilgore, both of Houston, Texas; and two grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 8/9/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. The family reports that he was born 21 July 1946 in Neshoba Co., MS, and died 28 July 2000 in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Benjamin Alford and Hildred Lorene Sanderson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Louis Wayne 1946 MS1, Thomas Benjamin 1915 MS2, William Lace 1887 MS3, Benjamin Franklin 1855 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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LOUISE CONERLY ALFORD BRIDGES

Mother of Emmette Earl Alford, AAFA #0439

 

Photo from Emmette Earl Alford

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 11 November 2010

 

            Louise Bridges, 89, of McComb, died Nov. 9, 2010, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

            Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight at Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in Tylertown. Services are 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Mark Wicker will officiate. Burial will be in the Tylertown Cemetery.

            Mrs. Bridges was born Sept. 12, 1921, to Pope and Sally Brumfield Conerly. She was a retired seamstress for Haspel Garment Manufacturing and a member of Salem Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Bridges was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Emmette Alford; a daughter, Betty Jean Fortenberry; and five sisters, Leonie Griffin, Lois Martin, Hettie Sauls, Dell Moffett and Iris Richmond.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl Alford and Pauline of Summit; a son-in-law Richard Fortenberry of McComb; three grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Wendy Fortenberry of Tylertown, Dr. Mac and Dragana Alford of Hattiesburg, and Holly Alford of McComb; and three great-grandchildren, Mitch Fortenberry and Stefan and Nikola Alford.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara VanDuser

 

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

            See the obituary of her daughter Betty Jean Alford Fortenberry in this compilation.

            Her first name was Sarah, but apparently she never used it.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her first husband’s lineage 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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LOVIE MAE DUMAS HALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 15 November 1995

 

CLINTON—Louie Mae Halford, 94, a homemaker, died of heart failure Monday [November 13] at Pinehaven Nursing Home. Services are 1 p.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home, in Carthage with burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Lena.

            Survivors include: daughters, Vivian Corece Dorsett of Jackson and Betty Sue Caldwell of Philadelphia, Pa.; sons, Ray Halford of Bolton and Wilbert Halford of Jackson; sister, Lessie Lee Dorsett of Jackson; and nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Cedar Grove Cemetery, Leake 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 children Vivian Corece Halford Dorsett and Wilbert Edgar Halford; and daughter-in-law Virginia Erlene White Halford  in this compilation.

            She is listed as Lovie Mae Dumas Halford in Vivian’s obituary, and as Lovie Dumas Halford on her gravestone.

 

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LUCILLE BUFORD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 29 January 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

GREENWOOD [Leflore Co.]—Lucille Buford Alford, 87, a homemaker, died of heart failure Friday [January 27] at her home.

            Services are 12:30 p.m. today at Williams & Lord Funeral Home with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a Carroll County native, had lived in Greenwood 65 years. She was the widow of Noah Alford.

            Survivors include: sisters, Lorena Buford Scott of Jackson and Willie Mae Alford of Greenwood.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie Franklin Stigler Caruthers Sandra Stigler Randall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille B. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 March 1907.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s brother S.J. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband lineage: Noah 1907 MS1, James Smith 1878 MS2, Henry J. 1847 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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LUCRETIA ALFORD PALMERTREE

 

WINONA TIMES

Winona, Montgomery Co., MS—3 February 2011

 

GREENWOOD—Lucretia Alford Palmertree, 71, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital from cancer.

            Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011, at Odd Fellows East Cemetery in Greenwood with Reverend Preston Kelly, Jr. officiating.

            Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.

            She was born in Carroll County on March 25, 1939 and resided in the Greenwood area all of her life.

            Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Melanie Palmertree Everett of Greenwood, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Haley and Katie Gregory of Greenwood.

            Williams & Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and an online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

 

In another article:

 

Williams and Lord Funeral Home

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—_____ February 2011

 

GREENWOOD—Lucretia Alford Palmertree, 71 years, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital from cancer.

            Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, January 28, 2011 at Odd Fellows East Cemetery in Greenwood with Reverend Preston Kelly, Jr. officiating.

            Visitation is 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Friday at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.

            She was born in Carroll County, Ms. March 25, 1939 and resided in the Greenwood area all of her life. She married James O. Palmertree in 1959 and was a loving Wife to him for 51 years.

            Lucretia enjoyed spending time with her daughter. When Melanie was young, Lucretia coached her in the Junior Bowling League. Later, they bowled together in the Adult League from 1996 to 1999.

            She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. They were the love of her life.

            Left to cherish her memory is her Daughter, Melanie Palmertree Everett of Greenwood, 4 Grandchildren, Brandi (Lance) Gregory of Greenwood, Ashley (Marty) Everett of Greenwood, Stephen Ray (Jessica) Everett, Jr. of Tupelo and Taylor Everett of Greenwood and 2 Great Grandchildren, Haley and Katie Gregory of Greenwood.

            She was a former Co-Owner with her Husband of J & L Machine Shop in Itta Bena and she was retired from Wal-Mart and Q-Balls Barbeque in Greenwood. Was a member of North Greenwood Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her Husband, James O. Palmertree, Father, Reed Alford, Mother, Beatrice Osborn Vandevender, Brother, Alton Reed Alford and a Sister, Brenda Burton Childs.

            Pallbearers will be John Hays, Trey Kelly, Lee Von Beckworth, Dale Woodall, Steve Burton and Phil Gabbert. Honorary Pallbearers will be Steve Everett, Charles Burton, Bill Lord, Jr. and the Q-Ball Barbeque family.

            Memorials in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

            Special thanks to Dr. Wally Moses, Dr. Doug Bowden, Dr. Ed Rafique, the nurses at the cancer center, the 4th floor nurses at Greenwood Leflore Hospital and a very special friend, Barbara Miller.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucretia Palmertree (SS# issued in MS), last residence Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her father, Reed Bingham Alford; and siblings Brenda Joyce Alford Burton Childs and Alton Reed Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lucretia 1939 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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LUCY DELMA FULTON WARD ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—24 February 1988

 

PHILADELPHIA—Mrs. Lucy Delma Alford, 79, died Feb. 21, 1988, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Services were at 2 p.m. today at Nowell Funeral Home with burial in Spring Creek Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford lived in Neshoba County most of her life and moved to Pearl 13 years ago. She was a member of Bon Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Gene Alford of Pearl; daughters, Mrs. Edna Edwards of Ridgeland and Mrs. Clarice Parker of Pearl; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Daniels, Mrs. Annie Cumberland and Mrs. Bonnie Cumberland, all of Philadelphia; brother, Willis Fulton of Bailey; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 24 July 1909, last residence Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Gene Nelson Alford, in this compilation.

            See her death certificate. She married (1) Lacy Ward and had the two daughters named in the obituary.

            Lucy was the daughter of Joseph Lee Fulton and Catherine Lela Robertson. Her first husband was Lacy Ward, the father of her two daughters.

 

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LUTHER WROTEN ALFORD

Father of Howard Wroten Alford, AAFA #0547

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 21 December 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

DEKALB—Luther W. Alford, 86, of Dekalb, died Dec. 20, 1993, at Jeff Anderson Memorial Hospital in Meridian.

            Visitation is 4:30-9 tonight at Catchings Funeral Home of McComb and... from 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Magnolia until services there at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 1, 1907, in Magnolia. He was the son of the late Albert A. Alford and Lynnie Berryhill Alford.

            He was a retired oil company representative and a member of First Baptist Church of Magnolia.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lura W. Alford; and his second wife, Grace F. Alford.

            He is survived by three children from his first marriage, Howard W. Alford of McComb, George A. Alford of Jackson, and Norma Hodges of Meridian; and one daughter from his second marriage, Lucy Dean Hull of Dekalb; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Luther W. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his cousin Maxie Alford Newman in this compilation.

            Luther’s father Albert Arthur Alford married Lynnie D. Berryhill on 13 March 1897 in Pike Co., MS.

            Luther’s first wife was Lura, the daughter of George Howard Alford Sr. and Mayme Simmons. See the obituary of her brother George Howard Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4, for both Luther’s and Lura’s lineage.

            Luther’s lineage: Luther Wroten 1908 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.

            Luther’s first wife Lura’s lineage: Lura 1908 MS1, 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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MACK ARTHUR ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—31 August 1960

 

Mack Alford, 17, Fatally Injured In Auto Accident

 

            Funeral services were held Monday, August 29, for Mack Arthur Alford, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Edgar Alford, who was killed instantly Saturday afternoon in a one car accident on the Pulaski road about five miles from Morton.

            Rev. David McIntosh, assisted by Rev. Tommy Grace and Rev. Milburn McCullough officiated at final rites at the Morton Methodist Church.

            Interment was in the Morton Cemetery, with Ott & Lee Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mack, a graduate of Morton High School last spring was making plans to attend college on a scholarship.

            Miss Rita Mashburn, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mashburn of Morton, was hospitalized with severe facial cuts and possible internal injuries.

            The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. while they were returning from the Pulaski community.

            Investigating officers said the car, driven by Miss Mashburn, went out of control, skidded into a ditch and overturned. Young Alford was killed instantly, officers said.

            Other survivors besides his parents, include: two sisters, Mrs. Winifred Griffin, Killeen, Texas and Delores Ann Alford of Morton; two brothers, Billy Ray Alford, Forest, and James Donald, Fort Eustes [sic], Virginia.

            Active pallbearers were Tommy Franklin, Glenn Smith, Robert Lasseter, Roddis Simmons, George Shaw, Alex Gordon, Jr., Charles Ray Sims, and Atley Harmon, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandparents, James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford, in this compilation.

            Mack was born 13 October 1942, the son of James Edgar Alford and Nola Parmenter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Mack Arthur 1942 MS1, James Edgar 1908 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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MADRON HARVEY ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Friday, 19 April 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1991

 

TYLERTOWN [Walthall Co.]—Madron Harvey Alford, 60, a resident of Tylertown, died April 18, 1991, in Lamar 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 Elliot Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Walthall County. She was the daughter of Roy Harvey and Erma Bracey Harvey.

            She was a homemaker and worked part-time for the Livestock Producers Association. She was also a member of Salem Baptist Church, where she was treasurer of the ladies’ Sunday school class, and she was a member of the Mississippi Cattlewoman’s Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Sammie Alford of Tylertown; one son, Vernon Alford of McComb; two granddaughters, Lou Ellen Alford and Jennifer E. Alford, both of McComb; and two sisters, Mary Helen Foil and Ann Crawford, both of Tylertown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Hilan Alford Magee, sister of Madron’s husband Sammie, in this compilation. Madron and Hilan were apparently in the same car accident.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband Sammie’s lineage: Samuel Eugene 1928 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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MALCOM JEFFERSON “MAC” ALFORD, SR.

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 7 September 2009

 

            Malcom J. (Mac) Alford, Sr., 71, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2009, at his home.

            Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at the funeral home with burial following at Lakewood South.

            Mr. Alford was born September 23, 1937 in Byram, and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Alford. He retired from Jackson Public Schools, where he was a plumbing supervisor. Mr. Alford attended Brookleigh Baptist Church, was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved horses.

            He is preceded in death by his wife, Sue Alford; his brother, R.C. Alford; and his sisters, Dorothy Eaton, Mildred Albritton, Jean Frizzell and Mae Hannis.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his sons, Malcom (Suzanne) Alford, Jr., Danny (Tina) Alford and Tommy (Tammy) Alford, all of Byram, and Scott Alford of Ridgeland; stepchildren, Dorothy May and Earl May of Pearl; and grandchildren, Malcom Alford, III, Blake Alford, Brandon Alford, Lauren Alford, Mallory Alford, Kyle Alford and Garrett Windham.

            Online guestbook can be signed at www.chancellorfuneralhome.com.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Wilton Golson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Malcom J. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Terry, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his sisters Alyne Alford Moore, Velma Mae Alford Hannis, and Ruby Louise Alford Wallace in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Malcom Jefferson 1937 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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MAMIE LEE HONEA WATTS ALFORD

Stepmother of Norman Whitford Alford, AAFA #0758

 

DAILY LEADER

Brookhaven, Lincoln Co., MS—Saturday, 22 November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Services for Mamie L. Alford of Brookhaven are 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Masonic Cemetery in Monticello [Lawrence Co.][.... Mrs. Alford died Nov. 21, 1996, at King’s Daughters Hospital.

            From the funeral program: Mamie was born 25 January 1910. Pallbearers were Kenneth Warren, Walter Smith, Harold Williams, Morris Henderson, Cecil Rhodes, and James Kesner.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 January 1910.

            We included the obituary of her stepson Norman Whitford Alford (AAFA #0758) in Texas Obituaries.

            Mamie was the second wife of Garland Whitford Alford, married 13 July 1947 in Rankin Co., MS. Garland’s first wife was Marion Mae Norman, married 1 April 1922 in Copiah Co., MS.

            Mamie married (1) _____ Watts.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Garland Whitford 1899 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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MARGARET KATHRYN ACY ALFORD

 

GREENWOOD COMMONWEALTH

Greenwood, Leflore Co., MS—Thursday, 29 April 2010

 

BLACK HAWK—Services for Margaret Kathryn Acy Alford of Black Hawk will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Williams and Lord Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, 86, died Tuesday, April 27, 2010, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson

            She was born in Carroll County on Oct. 9, 1923, to the late Thomas and Ola Mosley Acy and spent all of her life in Carroll County. She was the wife of the late Willard C. Alford. She worked at Delta Steam Laundry and was a homemaker. She loved working in her garden, and she was a member of New Hope Christian Church in Carroll County.

            She was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Acy and Saline Prince; and two brothers, James Acy and Charles Acy.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Stone Coward of Black Hawk and her husband, Marvin; two sisters, Neila Steen of Black Hawk and Ila Nobles of Sidon; four brothers, Freeman Acy, Marvin Acy and Thomas Acy Jr., all of Black Hawk, and Alvin Acy of Pearl; three grandchildren, Dwayne Coward and Lisa Ferguson, both of Black Hawk, and Pam Coward of Mendenhall; and three great-grandchildren, Kelsey Coward, Kaylee Ferguson and Gracee Ferguson, all of Black Hawk.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood and prior to the services Friday.

            The Rev. Leon Holly will officiate at the services with the Rev. Jody Wooten assisting. Pallbearers will be Mike Acy, Jerry Galey, Larry Acy, Kenny Prince, Mike Alford, Gil Shaw and Scott Acy. Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey (Bo) Ellis, Malone Dunn, Bobby Ray Acy and Todd Alford.

            Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Carroll County.

            An online guestbook may be signed at www.williamsandlord.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret A. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Coila, Carroll Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Willard Clyde Alford, with a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET LOUISE MARTIN ALFORD

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—_____March 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Final rites were said for Mrs. Arthur Alford Saturday afternoon at the Union Baptist Church.... Mrs. Alford is the former Margaret Louise Martin.

            Mrs. Alford was born in old Pike county Sept 24, 1903, the daughter of F.M. Martin and Mary Rushing Martin. She has lived in this county her entire life.

            She is survived by her husband, Arthur L. Alford and six children: Thomas Alford, Mrs. Ray Thornhill, Travis Alford, Kokomo; Hulon Alford, Independence, La; Dan Alford, Kokomo; Mrs. Joe Ladner; five brothers: Kelly Martin, Morris Martin, Clydie Martin, Percy Martin, Victor Martin; one sister, Mrs. James Duncan; 17 grandchildren and one great–grandchild.

            Pallbearers were her nephews: Olin Duncan, Alcus Martin, Marshall Martin, Austin Martin, W.K. Martin and Leroy Martin.

            Interment was in Tylertown cemetery with Ginn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her son James Travis Alford; and her grandson Homer Odell Alford in this compilation.

            Several Family Trees at Ancestry.com provide her death date: 4 March 1961.

            Arthur Levi Alford married Margaret L. Martin 27 Oct 1923 in Walthall Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s 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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MARGARET LOUISE PENICK ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—27 September 2007

 

VARDAMAN [Calhoun Co., MS]—Margaret Louise Alford, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007, at the Magnolia Hospital in Corinth. She was born March 28, 1923, in Vardaman. She was a former teacher and a retired inspector for Kellwood Company. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Vardaman United Methodist Church. She married Oscar Mearill Alford on Nov. 4, 1942; he preceded her in death.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Vardaman United Methodist Church. The Rev. Billy Wells will officiate, and the Rev. Jon Foster will assist. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Vardaman. Parker Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

            Survivors include one son, Billy Wayne Alford (Shirley) of Corinth; one brother, J.R. Penick of Houston; one sister, Mary Sue Wells of Vardaman; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Tony [Anthony Merrill] Alford; two brothers, Billy Penick and Charles Penick; and her parents, John Russell Penick and Cleveland Grace Ferguson Penick.

            Pallbearers will be Tim Alford, Greg Alford, Keith Suitor, Gary Penick, Terrell Penick and Dr. Charles R. Wells.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at the church.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hillcrest Cemetery/Vardaman Cemetery, P.O. Box 194, Vardaman, MS 38878.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Louise P. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Corinth, Alcorn Co., MS.

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

 

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MARGEL MIZE ALFORD

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 26 July 1961

 

            Rev. Margel Mize Alford, 55, a former resident of Forest died last Thursday [July 20] at the Anderson Infirmary at Meridian after a heart attack.

            He was reared in Morton and worked as building contractor. Later he moved to Forest and operated a butane gas company.

            Accepting a call to the ministry, Rev. Mize served as pastor of several rural churches in this area.

            In June at the annual Methodist conference, he was transferred from a church at Mozelle near Hattiesburg to the pastorate of Spring Hill and Pleasant Hill near Meridian.

            Funeral services were held July 21 at the Morton Methodist Church with Rev. Earl Presley officiating, assisted by Rev. Bufkin Oliver and Rev. P.O. Nix. Interment was in the Mt. Olive cemetery with Ott & Lee in charge of arrangements.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. M.M. Alford, Morton; one daughter, Mrs. Sharp Banks, Jr., Vicksburg; four sisters, Mrs. Eunice Britt and Mrs. Mack Miles, Morton; Mrs. George Miles, Pulaski; Mrs. Sidney Crews, Canton; five brothers, B.P. and Horace Alford, Morton; M.H. Alford, Burns; Ben Alford, Lenora City, Tenn.; Penn Alford, Greenville, South Carolina; five grandchildren, Terse, Sharp III, Paula Glyn, Tina Joy, and George Franklin Banks, all of Vicksburg.

            Pallbearers were Britt Alford, Jr., Jack Miles, Harold Green, Billy Miles, Sidney Crews, Edward Huff.

            Honorary pallbearers were Douglas Laseter, Ran Herring, Howard Black, Bishop Marvin Franklin and his cabinet, members of the Mississippi Conference of the Methodist Church, and official boards of Pleasant Hill, Spring Hill, Moselle, and Heidelburg churches.

 

 

Photos from Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Cemetery, Scott Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Natalie Maynor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Belle Franklin Alford; his son John Paul Alford; and his siblings Anna Emily Alford Miles, Edna Eunice Alford Brett, Minnie Elois Alford Crews , Samuel Horace “Red” Alford, and Paul Brittain Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Sarah Joy Alford Banks Lehr in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Margel was born 29 Oct 1905, the son of William Allen Alford and Sallie Paul.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Margel Mize 1905 MS1, William Allen 1867 MS2, Brittain Washington 1843 MS3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MARGUERITE ALFORD POUNDS

 

MADISON COUNTY JOURNAL

Ridgeland, Madison Co., MS—Friday, 15 October 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

RIDGELAND [Madison Co.]—Marguerite A. Pounds, 89, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at the Arbor in Ridgeland. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 8 in the chapel of Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home on High Street, with burial in Lakewood Memorial Park....

            Mrs. Pounds, a life long resident of Jackson, was born October 19, 1914, the daughter of the late, Ezra Leon Alford and Helen Marjorie Taylor. She graduated from Belhaven College, earning her degree in Elementary Education.

            After completing her studies, Mrs. Pounds accepted a teaching position with the Hinds County School System and taught elementary school for 18 years. A member of Woodland Hills Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school in the pre-school department and was the former director of the Mom s Day Out Program. Mrs. Pounds loved animals, particularly horses and dogs. She will be remembered by her family and friends for the dedication she had for working with children.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Elbert S. Pounds; her brother, William B. Alford, a sister, Elizabeth Alford Hall and a niece, Joan Hill.

            She is survived by her nephew and nieces, who were like her children and grandchildren, including: Glenwood Hall of Tampa, Fla.; Debbie Myers of Brandon; Paige Wills of Biloxi; Courtney Gordon of Morton; and Scott Hall of Madison Heights, Mich....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marguerite A. Pounds (SS#issued in MS), last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Marguerite 1914 MS1, Ezra Leon 1880 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MARGUERITE SEALE ALFORD

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—28 November 2007

 

HOUSTON—Marguerite Seale Alford, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born April 13, 1914, in Calhoun County. She had lived at Traceway-Mitchell Center in Tupelo for the past three years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Houston.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home in Houston with Bro. Terry Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Houston Cemetery.

            Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Ladner and Jim of Madison, Betty Neilson and Charlie of Tupelo, and Sue Boyd and Randy of Tupelo; three sons, Curtis Alford and Adelle of Starkville, Bill Alford and Connie of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mitch Alford and Sherrie of Houston; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Alford; her parents, Claude M. and Maggie Rickman Seale; and a brother, Charles Seale.

            Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 W. Madison St., Houston, MS 38851.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marguerite S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Tupelo, Lee Co., MS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Curtis E. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARIE W. ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Wednesday, 8 August 2012

 

MERIDIAN—Services for Marie Alford will be held today, at 11 a.m., at Little Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Lamar Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Berry and Gardner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 97, of Toomsuba, died Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at Bedford Care Center of Marion.

 

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MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 3 August 2012

 

MERIDIAN—Arrangements were incomplete at Berry and Gardner Funeral Home for Marie W. Alford, 92, of Toomsuba, who died Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Bedford Care Center of Marion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARIE WARD DAVIS ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Thursday, 3 September 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994

 

            Marie W. Alford, 62, of Winter Street, a cutter for Mississippi Industries for the Blind, died Aug. 20 of respiratory failure at Mississippi Methodist Medical Center.

            Memorial services are 1 p.m. today at Grace United Methodist Church. Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, a Canton native, had lived in Jackson most of her life. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include: husband, William; sons, Bill Davis of Pearl, David Davis of Tampa, Fla., and Thomas Davis of Amarillo, Texas; daughters, Patricia Piner of Memphis and Carol Nichols of Gray, La.; brothers, Montgomery Ward of San Francisco and Cleon Ward of Crystal Springs; and 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records list a Marie Alford who was born 26 Sept 1929 and died 30 Aug 1992 in Jackson, MS.

            William Simon Alford married Marie K. Davis in Hinds Co. on 9 Sept 1970. This was obviously a second marriage for Marie.

            William may be the William S. Alford who was born 5 March 1925 and died 17 Nov 2005 (SSDI issued in MS, last residence Pearl, Rankin Co., MS). His obituary is in this compilation.

 

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MARILYN D. ALFORD FIELDER

 

SUN HERALD

Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS—25 June 2008

 

            Mrs. Marilyn Alford Fielder, 53, of D’Iberville, MS, died Monday, June 23, 2008, in Ocean Springs. Mrs. Fielder was a native and lifelong resident of the Coast. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

            Mrs. Fielder was preceded in death by her parents, Sam D. and Mildred Fails Alford; sister, Vera Sturges, and a brother, Sam Alford, Jr.

            She is survived by four daughters, Jennifer Treloar, Charlene Pyle, Barbara Fielder and Tanya Fielder, all of D’Iberville; two sons, Chris Fielder and Jason Fielder of D’Iberville; sister, Lillian Hopkins of D’Iberville; brother, Bert Alford of Cleveland, TN; fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

            Visitation is Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Howard Ave., in Biloxi. Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at D’Iberville Memorial Park.

            In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Fund, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852. View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marilyn D. Fielder (SS# issued in MS) was born 27 Apr 1955, last residence Biloxi, Harrison Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Inez Fails Alford; and sister Vera L. Alford Sturges in this compilation.

 

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MARION HASTON ALFORD

 

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TIMES POST

Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS—_____ February 1987

 

            Marion Haston Alford, age 88, died Friday, February 20 at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, February 22 at Houston Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ellzey Cemetery, Calhoun County, with the Rev. J.R. Burkes and the Rev. Harold Robinson officiating.

            The son of the late Oscar Bud Alford and the late Fannie Griffin, he was a retired farmer. A lifelong resident of Chickasaw County, he was a member of Thorn Methodist Church where he served as a Stewart.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jewel White Alford of Houston; two sons, Flavius Alford of Houston and Leamond Alford of Pasadena, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Grace Anderson of Marks; three brothers, Ben Alford, Roy Alford and Burnie J. Alford, all of Houston; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            Houston Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marion Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 June 1898, last residence Houston, Chickasaw Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his son Flavius Terrell “Red” Alford; mother, Sara Frances “Fannie” Griffin Alford; and brothers Burnie Jackson Alford and Watty Washington Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Marion Haston 1898 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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MARION HERBERT ALFORD

Uncle of Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 30 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Marion Albert Alford, 74, of Springridge Road, retired Hinds County heavy equipment operator, died of pneumonia Friday [May 29] at G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

            Services are 3 p.m. today at Lakewood South Funeral home with burial in Lakewood South Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was a Carpenter native and was a Raymond resident for 40 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran, serving in World War II. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include: sons, Marion G. Alford of Madison; stepson, T.W. Mohan of Pinola; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to Veterans of Foreign Wars or the American Legion.

 

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 Marion H. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Nov 1923, last residence Raymond, Hinds Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Syble Louise Mohon Alford; and his brother Gordon Keith Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA shows him as Marion Herbert Alford, born November 11, 1923 in Copiah Co., MS, the son of Harvey Warren Alford and Daisy Dean Williams. He married Syble Louise Mohon on 3 Feb1950 in Rankin co., MS. This was her second marriage.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Marion Herbert 1923 MS1, Harvey Warren 1865 MS2, Jacob 1835 AL3, Julius 1803 NC4, Jacob 1781 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARSHALL B. HALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—8 May 2008

 

            Marshall B. Halford, 84, of Gloster, died May 6, 2008, at his son’s residence near Gloster. Visitation continued at noon today at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster until services there at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Odus Jackson officiating. Burial is in Mount Pleasant Cemetery near Gloster.

            Mr. Halford was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Gloster. He was the son of the late William Reden Halford and Willie May McCray Halford.

            He was retired from Kaiser Aluminum, where he was a mechanic. His family said he was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend and will be missed dearly.

            He was a World War II veteran and a 32nd Degree Mason.

            Survivors include a son, J.B. Halford and wife Jeannie of Gloster; a daughter, Odean Halford of Foxworth; seven grandchildren, Mann, Dwayne and Zina of Houma, La., Loretta and Danielle of Gloster, and Harvey and Regina of Foxworth; 14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lily May Bates and Ema Jane Jackson of Roxie and Ruby Nell Savoy of Centreville; two brothers, Richard Halford of Gloster and Quin Allen Halford of Centreville; many hunting friends and other friends.

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oxford, Amite Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rodney A. Arnold

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marshall B. Halford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gloster, Amite Co., MS.

            See the obituary of his daughter Edna Odean Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Earl Felson Halford and Julius Riley Halford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage, from online family trees: Marshall B. 1923 MS1, Willie Redden 1886 MS2, Bryant 1842 MS3, James D. 1810 ?? 4.

 

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MARTHA MARYANN “MOLLIE” GLOVER ALFORD

 

THE CARTHAGINIAN

Carthage, Leake Co., MS—3 February 1944

 

FINAL RITES FOR AGED WOMAN

 

            Final rites for Mrs. Mollie Glover Alford, widow of the late Elder C.W. Alford, who departed this life November 30, 1936, were held at Shokalo, Rev. A.M. Langston conducting funeral services, and interment was made in Shokalo cemetery.

            Deceased was born August 11, 1857, and on September 17, 1871, was married to C.W. Alford. To this union twelve children, seven daughters and five sons, were born. Six daughters and two sons survive her.

            Early in life she united with the Primitive Baptist church and remained a faithful member until death.

            White and Wilcox Funeral home in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

Photo from Shockalo Cemetery, Free Trade, Leake Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

Photo from AAFA Archives

Seated in front: Children of Wilburn Whitfield Alford: Jacob Columbus and Maude Milinda.

Middle row: Edward, his wife Laura Hollingsworth Alford, holding daughter Essie, Columbus and his wife Mollie Glover Alford, Whit’s wife Virginia Amanda Hollingsworth Alford, holding daughter Mary Elizabeth, Wilburn Whitfield, holding daughter Minerva Ann “Dolly”.

Back row: All children of Columbus: Samuel Hamilton, Ellar Corneleus, Susie Ealy, Nellie Ann, and Ular Valeria.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Edward F. Alford, Susie Ealy Alford Weir, Nellie Ann Alford Sanders Langston, and Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford Quick in this compilation.

            Martha Maryann “Mollie” Glover Alford was the daughter of Saunders and Mary Glover. She married Columbus Washington Alford on 17 Sept 1871, in Leake Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Columbus Washington 1850 GA1, James Floyd 1817 GA2, Zaddock 1787 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARTHA PERLINA ALFORD STEGALL

 

SCOTT COUNTY TIMES

Forest, Scott Co., MS—Wednesday, 20 November 1963

 

Rites Wednesday Near Morton For Mrs. Stegall, 90

 

            Funeral services were to be held for Mrs. Martha Alford Stegall, 90, of Star Route, Morton, on Wednesday morning, November the 20th, at 10:30 from the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church south of Morton. Elder E.Y. Harris of Jackson and Rev. James Walker of Flora will officiate. Interment in the Church Cemetery with Ott & Lee in charge.

            Mrs. Stegall passed away in the Lackey Memorial Hospital in Forest on Monday [November 18] after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church.

            The survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Ozella Gray and Miss Arra Stegall, both of Morton, Mrs. Willie Brassell of Jackson, and Mrs. Winnie Tadlock of Forest; six sons, Bolan, Jack, Robert and Vardaman, all of Morton, Virgil of Flora, and Joe Stegall of Bendonia; twenty one grandchildren; and thirty great grandchildren.

            The pallbearers are the grandsons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha Stegall (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Feb 1873, last residence not listed.

            Martha Perlina Alford was the daughter of Brittain Washington Alford and Mary Frances Emily Lindsey.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Martha Perlina 1873 MS1, Brittain Washington 1843 MS2, Spire Washington 1807 GA3, Brittain Washington 1782 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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MARTIN CHANCE ALFORD

 

Photo from Facebook page, In Loving Memory of Chance Alford

 

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL

Tupelo, Lee Co., MS—31 January 2011

 

HOUSTON—Martin Chance Alford, 24, died Jan. 29, 2011, at Big Creek, as the result of a hunting accident. He was born Dec. 3, 1986, in Oxford. He was employed by Chickasaw Wood in Houston. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro. He was a volunteer fireman with the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery in Pittsboro. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.

            He is survived by his wife, Victoria Coleman, whom he married on Oct. 6, 2007; his mother, Karen Prewett of Pittsboro; his father, David Alford of Thorn; his grandparents, Evelyn Martin of Pittsboro and Jeanette Pumphrey of Houston; his great-grandparent, Ella Mae Smith of Bruce; a half brother, James Alford of Tupelo; a half sister, Jeannie McNeal of Mantee; several aunts and uncles; and his step grandmother, Earlene Alford of Houston.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Billy Martin and Leslie Alford; and his great-grandparent, Ralph Smith.

            Pallbearers will be Caleb Criddle, Tony Hubbard, Keith Martin, Jimmy Ray Moore, Hector Nunez and Craig Smith.

            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department.

            Online condolences may be made at www.ParkerMemorialFuneralHome.com

 

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CALHOUN COUNTY JOURNAL

Bruce, Calhoun Co., MS—Sunday, 31 January 2011

 

HOUSTON MAN KILLED IN HUNTING ACCIDENT NEAR BIG CREEK

By Joel McNeece

 

            A 24-year-old Houston man was killed Saturday, Jan. 29 in a hunting accident near Big Creek.

            Martin Chance Alford was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot in the head.

            Alford was among a group of men from Calhoun and Chickasaw County that had been hunting hogs Saturday morning when the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m.

            The hunters were on CR 306 when one of the men dropped his belt with holster while getting in a vehicle. The gun discharged when it hit the pavement, shooting Alford in the back of the head, according to Deputy Dean Poynor.

            No charges are expected to be filed in the incident.

            Alford was employed by Chickasaw Wood in Houston, and was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro. He was a volunteer fireman with Thorn Fire Department.

            His funeral service was Monday at 2 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church in Pittsboro with Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial was in Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Victoria Coleman Alford; his mother, Karen Prewett, of Pittsboro; and his father, David Alford, of Thorn.

 

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Mississippi Firefighters Association

Brandon, Rankin Co., MS—_____ January 2011

 

CHANCE ALFORD, THORN VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

            It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Martin Chance Alford, age 24. Chance was a volunteer fire fighter with the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department in Chickasaw County and the son of Fire Chief David Alford. Chance lost his life in a tragic hunting accident on Saturday, January 29, 2011. He had been an active member of the Thorn VFD since he was old enough to drive and a member of the Mississippi Fire Fighter’s Association for the past several years. We ask that you keep the Alford family and the Thorn Volunteer Fire Department in your prayers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MARTIN “MARTY” ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Wednesday, 31 December 1997

 

CRYSTAL SPRINGS [Copiah Co.]—Marty Alford, 32, a machinist, died Monday [December 29] of cardiac arrest at St. Dominic Jackson Memorial Hospital.

            Services are 10 a.m. today at Highland Baptist Church with burial in Harmony Cemetery. Stringer Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford was a Tampa, Fla., native. He was a machinist for Trilogy Communications. He had lived in Crystal Springs and Jackson all his life.

            Survivors include: mother, Mary Ann Alford of Crystal Springs; father, Uyless Alford of Crystal Springs; and sister, Anita Ann Bailey of Jackson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Martin 1965 MS1, Uyless Edgar 1939 MS2, Willie Simon/Simeon 1890 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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MARVIN WEBB ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 11 September 1992

 

BATESVILLE [Panola Co.]—Marvin Webb Alford, 71, farmer, died Wednesday at Memphis Veterans Medical Center after a long illness. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dickins Funeral Home with burial in Curtis Union Cemetery near here.

            He was a World War II Army veteran.

            Mr. Alford, the husband of Katie Peterson Alford, also leaves two daughters, Glenda Jean Renido of Baton Rouge, La., and Shirley Sarton of Batesville; a son, Billy Alford of Batesville; four sisters, Lella Johnson of Freeny, Melba Gean Eichelberger of Walnut Grove, Nancy Greer of Forest and Gladys Helminiak of Stevens Point, Wis.; four brothers, James Odell Alford and George Alford, both of Batesville, J.C. Alford of Carthage and James Hullon of New Mexico and four grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 11/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 July 1921, last residence Batesville, Panola Co., MS.

            See the obituaries of his brothers George Kenneth Alford, J.C. Alford (where he is George Keith Alford), James Odell Alford, and Ray Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            Marvin had 2 Alford lines: he was the son of Egbert J. and Jeannie Quick, daughter of Frances Vashti “Bashie” Alford and Wiseman “Banjo”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: Marvin Webb 1921 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 AL2, Columbus Washington 1850 GA 3, James Floyd 1817 GA 4, continue same as paternal lineage.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD FISHER

 

THE PANOLIAN

Batesville, Panola Co., MS—25 May 2007

 

POPE—Mary Ann Alford Fisher, 89, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, at Tri-Lakes Medical Center.

            Services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pope Baptist Church. Wells Funeral Home has charge.

            Fisher, born April 20, 191