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9/25/2013: Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords from Historical Newspapers (16 obits)

10/27/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords using “Alford” and “died” from Historical Newspapers (500 articles—checked thru page 10)

 

6/24/2012: Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords 1980-1990 (36)

6/24/2012: Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 1991 – 17 obits

6/24/2012: Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 1992 – 27 obits

1/25/2013 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 1993 – 32 obits

1/25/2013 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 1994 – 29 obits

7/11/2013 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 1995 – 23 obits

9/28/2013 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 1996 – 35 obits

 

6/24/2012: Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords in 2011 – 51 obits

 

12/26/2011: Checked GenealogyBank for all Halfords (47)

 

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NORTH CAROLINA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

The Alford American Family Association’s 2001 annual meeting was held in Raleigh, NC. For the first time we compiled all “Alfords” who died in that state and published them in a printed booklet, and distributed the publication at the meeting.

 

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

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. 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 date 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: 4 OCTOBER 2013

 

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

 

1. Descendants of Exum Alford b. about 1788 NC (DNA Group One)

 

2. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group One)

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

 

3. Known Descendants of Julius Alford (1717–1771), Three Generations (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to #2. See also the separate genealogies for Julius’s children and grandchildren:

 

            John Alford about 1747

                        Jacob Alford about 1781 NC (5 Generations)

                        Isaac Alford about 1782 NC (4 Generations)

                        Abraham Alford about 1787 NC (4 Generations)

                        Thomas Alford about 1795 NC (5 Generations)

            Isaac Alford about 1748

                        Elizabeth Alford Clifton about 1780 NC (4 Generations)

                        Gilbert Alford about 1780 NC (4 Generations)

                        Bailey Alford about 1781 NC (5 Generations)

                        Elias Alford about 1795 NC (4 Generations)

                        Descendants of Jacob Alford 1761 (2 Generations)

                        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 [A-33](5 Generations)

                        Nancy Alford Berryhill 1805 GA (4 Generations)

                        John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA[A-3] (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)

 

4. Known Descendants of Kisar Alford and Martha M. Upchurch

 

5. Known Descendants of Jesse Alford b. ca 1765 NC

 

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

 

7. Descendants of Green Berry Alford (1787–1875)

 

8. Known Descendants of Lockhard Alford and Tabitha Cook

This line may go back to #7. Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707, considered Kinchen 1768 NC to be the father of Lockhard Alford. He may have been, but there was no mention of Lockhard in Kinchen’s will and no other evidence.

 

9. Descendants of William Alford of Horry Co., SC, b. about 1760 (DNA Group One)

 

10. Known Descendants of Gabriel S. Alford, b. 1821 NC

 

11. Known Descendants of Samuel Alford born Feb 1812 SC.

 

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

 

13. Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis

 

Note: AAFA now believes that Arthur was born about 1775, not 1750. He is age 26–45 on the 1810 census in Horry Co. (1765–1784 and over 45 on the 1820 census (1775). In 1800 an Arthur Alford is in Georgetown District, age 16–26 (1774–1784).

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

NC Births: North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000

NC Deaths: North Carolina Death Collection, 1908–2004

NC Death Certificates: North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1975

 

 

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ADA GRACE ALFORD WOODLIEF

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—15 September 2006

 

RALEIGH—Ada Grace Alford Woodlief, 89, of 6200 Old Wake Forest Road, died Thursday, September 14, 2006 at the home of her daughter. Ada Grace was born in Wake County on October 17, 1916 to the late Johnnie Alford and Mattie Perry Alford.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2006 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, with Reverend John Nickalson officiating. Burial, Oak Grove Baptist church cemetery, 1487 NC Highway 96 East, Youngsville, NC 27596.

            Surviving: children, Gail Deluca and her husband, Ralph of Raleigh, Buddy Woodlief of Garner, David Woodlief and his wife, Rhonda of Raleigh, Cindy Payne of Jonas Ridge; grandchildren, Chris Wilson and his wife, Mindy, Brian Woodlief, Heather Dail and her husband, Travis, Matt Woodlief, Brent Woodlief, Travis Payne, and Kyle Woodlief; six great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Alford of Zebulon; sisters, Christine Alford of Zebulon, Ruth A. Hicks of Zebulon, Sylvia A. Bolton of Raleigh; numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Willis S. Woodlief; son-in-law, Clifford Payne; brother, Jesse B. “Bill” Alford, Sr.; sister, Mavis A. Johnson.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Ada A. Woodlief (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her father as Julius “Johnnie Boleus” Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ada Grace 1916 NC1, Julius 1895 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ADDIE ELIZABETH WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 April 1949

 

THOMASVILLE, April 12—Mrs. Addie Elizabeth Williams Alford, 43, wife of Oscar Alford, died at her home, Route 2, Thomasville, Monday night.

            She was born in Davidson County April 10, 1906, daughter of A.C. and Mattie Kindley Williams, and was a life-long resident of this county. She was married 21 years ago.

            Her husband survives in addition to two daughters, Mrs. Willie Potts of Route 2, Lexington, and Miss Jacquelin Alford of the home; one son, Boyd Alford; two sisters, Mrs. George Smith, and Mrs. Fleet Darr; two brothers, Albert Williams of Lexington and Bill Williams of Thomasville; four stepbrothers, Junior Leroy of Thomasville, Austin Williams of Thomasville, and Vernon Williams of Kansas; one stepsister, Mrs. Nadine Sowers; the father, A.C. Williams of Route 2, Thomasville, and two grandchildren.

            The body will be returned to the home Wednesday at 9 a.m. Funeral will be conducted from Hughes Grove Baptist Church Wednesday at 5 p.m. with burial in the church cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hughes Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Adams

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Wiley Oscar Alford; daughter Mattie Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford Tucker; and probable son Voyd Homer Alford (see comments) in this compilation.

            Addie was the second wife of Wiley Oscar Alford. She was probably married first to _____ Jackson.

 

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ADELL HANCOCK ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—31 August 2012

 

SOUTHERN PINES—Adell Alford, 96, of 468 Henley St., died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Sunday in First Missionary Baptist Church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Viewing, 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Purcell Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

            Survived by: Sister, Annie White; and brother, Cossie Hancock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adell H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 June 1916, last residence not listed.

 

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ADELL IRIS HUNT ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

CHAPEL HILL [Orange Co.]—Adell Iris Alford, 86, of Chapel Hill, passed away on July 28, 2004, at Britthaven of Chapel Hill after a lengthy illness.

            She was a homemaker and housewife and a member of Bells Baptist Church in Apex, N.C.

            Survivors are her husband, James Alford, of the home; brother, Robert Hunt of Apex; sisters, Alene Powell of Long Beach, Calif., and Eunice Boggs of Chapel Hill; nephews, Herbert Monroe McCartney, William Thomas Alford, Eddie Kimball, Stanley Lloyd Alford, Robert Hunt, Larry Powell, Wayne Powell and Samuel Boggs; nieces, Ann McCartney Earls, Juanita McCartney Frank, Jane McCartney Ingalls, Debra Alford George, Karen Alford Cook, Faye Suitt Rector, Carolyn Suitt, Rachael Alford Waller, Denise Alford Kennedy, Carolyn Hunt Adams, and Vickie Boggs Cecil.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date at Bells Baptist Church in Apex, N.C.

            The Alford family is being served by Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adell I. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Oct 1917.

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

 

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ALBERT H. HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Saturday, 9 September 2006

 

NEBO [McDowell Co.]—Albert H. Halford, 98, of Nebo, passed away Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at Autumn Care of Marion. A native of Rutherford County, Mr. Halford was born May 28, 1908, and was a son of the late Logan Halford and Mattie Greene Halford. He was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church and retired from Marion Manufacturing Company.

            Surviving Mr. Halford are his wife, Melba Trent Halford of the home; four children, Meredith Horner of Swansboro, Lois Seagle of Dallas, Texas, Charles Halford of Greensboro and Escar Halford of Morganton; sister, Nell Wilson of Marion; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Westmoreland Chapel.... The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. An online register is available under Obituaries at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert H. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 May 1908, last residence Nebo, McDowell Co., NC.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 15 June 1928

 

ROWLAND, June 14—Alexander Alford, prominent farmer of this community, died at his home this morning at 6:15 o’clock after a brief illness. Mr. Alford was 69 years old and was an elder in the Ashpole Presbyterian church for many years.

            He is survived by the following three brothers: John, Chancey and S.A. Alford, all of Florida; two sons, Carl A., of this place, and Hugh Paisley Alford, of Warren, O.; two daughters, Miss Alexa Alford and Mrs. J.F. Bullock, of Rowland.

            Interment will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock in the Ashpole cemetery.

 

Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: Alexander was born 10 Sept 1858, the son of Paisley Alford and Martha Jane McRae.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alexander 1858 SC1, Paisley 1825 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 13 July 1974

 

DARLINGTON—Alexander Alford, 53, died in the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Osteen, N.C., after a long illness.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alexander Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 Dec 1919 and died _____ July 1974, last residence Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

            No city named Osteen was found in NC—the only city named Osteen is in FL.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 7 March 1980

 

HIGH POINT [Guilford Co.]—Alexander Alford, 37, of 515 Walnut St. died Monday at his home.

            Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Haizlip Funeral Chapel.

            A native of Marlboro, County, S.C., he was of the Holiness faith.

            Surviving are parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Alford of McColl, S.C.; brothers, Charles and Billy Alford of High Point, James Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lawrence and Lorenzo Alford of McColl, John Alford Jr. of Florence, S.C., Arthur Lee Alford of Cheraw, S.C.; sisters, Mrs. Sarah Alford of High Point, Mrs. Eloise Bethea of Maxton, Ms. Elizabeth Alford and Ms. Lois Alford of McColl, Mrs. Helen Edwards of Bennettsville, S.C.

            The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alexander Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 Feb 1944 and died _____ March 1980, last residence McColl, Marlboro, SC.

            From NC Deaths: Alexander Alford, black never married, was born 12 Jan 1943 in SC and died 2 March 1980 in High Point.

 

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ALICE HALL WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 11 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Alice Williams Alford, 85, of 202 Forest Road, Wilmington, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday evening July 9, 2003, surrounded by her loving family.

            Mrs. Alford was born October 24, 1917, in Acme, NC, the daughter of the late Thomas Williams Sr. and Maggie Hall Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Newton Alford, a brother, Thomas H. Williams Jr. and two sisters, Rachel (Bunk) Medlin and Barbara (Robbie) McQuay.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime member of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, Presbyterian Church, where she had been very active in Circle #1 and the Women of the Church. She was retired from the Coastal Plains Life Insurance Company and the former North Carolina National Bank.

            Survivors include her two daughters, Jo Ann Alford and Suzette A. Lundy and her grandson, Jason M. Lundy, all of Wilmington, four sisters, Elizabeth (Birdie) Burns and husband Al Burns, of Riegelwood, Lillian (Pink) Buie and husband Joe Buie of Red Springs, Betty Jackson of Whiteville and Miriam (Mazie) Griffith of Wilmington, many nieces and nephews and her dear friend Onnie Coltharp.

            Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2003, at the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk Presbyterian Church by the Reverend Huw Christopher. The family will receive friends at the residence, 202 Forest Rd., Wilmington, tonight from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and following the service at the church on Saturday.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, 2 West Fayetteville Street, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725 A, Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401.

            A service of Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel. 910-791-4444.

 

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

            Joseph Newton Alford married Alice Hall Williams on 17 March 1940 in Raleigh, Wake Co. He died 13 Jan 1973 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Joseph Newton 1918 NC1, Isaac Newton 1897 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALICE YOUNG HINES ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 24 February 1946

 

SMITHFIELD [Johnston Co.], Feb. 23—Funeral for Mrs. J.W. Alford, 81, who died at the home of her son, W.J. Alford, in Smithfield at 2 a.m. today, will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Hopewell Freewill Baptist church, of which the deceased had been a member for 50 years. Burial will be in Alford family cemetery….

            Surviving are one son, W.J. [Walton John] Alford, Smithfield; a daughter, Mrs. A.H. Youngblood, Smithfield; two sisters, Mrs. Carson Adams and Mrs. Lula Moore, Four Oaks; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grand-children.

 

AAFA NOTES: For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John F. Alford 1818 NC–1884 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: John William 1856 NC1, John F. 1818 NC2.

 

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ALINE ALFORD BILES

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 29 October 1989

 

ASHEBORO—Mrs. Aline Alford Biles, 70, of Route 4, Box 409 died Friday [October 27] at High Point Regional Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Pugh Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Randolph Memorial Park.

            She was a native of Davidson County, a licensed practical nurse, a retired employee at Brian Nursing Center and a Baptist.

            Surviving are husband, Tommy Biles; sons, Tony Biles of Pensacola, Fla., Bruce Biles of Plymouth Meeting, Penn.; brothers, Willard Alford, Charlie Alford, Elroy Alford, all of Thomasville; sister, Mrs. Leona Summers of Monterey, Calif….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline A. Biles (SS# issued in TX) was born 15 Feb 1919, last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Millard Clemmond Alford and Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford; and brother Willard Clayton Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her as Grace Aline Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Aline 1919 NC1, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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ALINE ALFORD BLOWE

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—18 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

Jan. 19, 1922 – April 15, 1999

 

RALEIGH—Aline A. Blowe, 77, of Raleigh and Emerald Isle, NC, died Thursday, April 15 at Rex Hospital. She was the wife of the late Sherman W. Blowe. She was the daughter of the late George Augustus and Martha Blanche Alford. Mrs. Blowe was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 19, at Montlawn Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Blowe is survived by her sisters, Geraldine A. Hall and Christine A. Benton; brother, Paul Alford, all of Raleigh; nephews, Ronnie Alford and George Hall of Raleigh, Larry Alford of Chapel Hill and Mike Alford of Atlanta; nieces, Virginia Brown and Patricia Christianson of Atlanta; ten great-nephews and nieces.

            The family will receive friends at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 7-9 p.m. Sunday, April 18, and other times at the home of her nephew, George L. Hall, 4829 Rembert Dr., Raleigh, NC....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline A. Blowe (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Jan 1922, last residence Emerald Isle, Carteret Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Christine Benton Alford, Geraldine Alford Hall, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Aline 1922 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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ALISTER ALFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Wednesday, 12 July 2006

 

LAURENBURG [Scotland Co.], NC—Mr. Alister Alford departed this life on Saturday, July 8, 2006.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Lisa A. Bethea of Charlotte, NC; two sons, Alister Alford, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, Antonio Alford of Laurenburg, NC; one brother, Marvin Alford of Bennettsville, SC; five sisters, Betty Woods of Clio, SC, Ernestine Cook of Bennettsville, SC, Eloise Chambers of Fredrecksburg, VA, Christine Neely of Mauldin, SC and Eida Hicks of Piedmont, SC.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2006 at 3:00p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1050 Hwy 38 South, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

            Morris Funeral Home, 142 Marshall Street, Bennettsville, SC 29512 is in charge of the arrangements.

            Announcement courtesy of The Unity Mortuary.

 

In another article:

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Thursday, 13 July 2006

 

            Alister Alford Sr., 61, of Laurinburg. died Saturday, July 8, 2006, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            He was born in Marlboro County to the late John Douglas Sr. and Lula Mae Breeden Alford.

            The funeral will be Friday at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Bennettsville, S.C. Interment will following at Trinity Highway No. 9 Site Cemetery.

            Friends will be received at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ernestine Cook, at 113 Forest Drive in Bennettsville.

            The family is being served by Morris Funeral Home of Bennettsville, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alister Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Sept 1944, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of Alister’s mother, Lula Mae Breeden Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            This obituary uses the spelling Laurenburg, but Laurinburg is the usual spelling.

            North Carolina Divorce Index, 1958–2004 (Ancestry.com) lists Alister Alford and Mary Alford, married 22 Sept 1963, divorced 12 Dec 1994 in Scotland Co., NC.

 

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ALLIE MCDOWELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 16 May 2008

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Allie McDowell Alford passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Family Funeral Care Chapel. Burial will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Aug 1924.

            See the obituary of her husband, Voyd Homer Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ALMA HARDEE ALFORD

 

[Although she died in SC, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to NC.]

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 2 December 2000

 

            Alma Alford, 89, widow of Leon Alford, died Thursday Nov. 30, 2000, in Loris Hospital [Horry Co, SC].

            She was a native of Horry County, and the daughter of the late Andrew and Annie Bullard Hardee.

            Survivors include a daughter, Gracie Alford of Tabor City [Columbus Co., NC].

            A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today at Forest Lawn Cemetery [Horry Co., SC]. The Rev. Donald Hardwick will officiate.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 December 1910, last residence Tabor City, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Gracie Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Leon Robert Alford, son of Levi Thomas Alford and Freddie Ida Hardee. SSDI records show that Leon Alford was b. 16 Sept 1907 and d. _____ Feb 1986. His last residence was also Tabor City.

            See Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll for more information on this family.

            Her husband’s lineage: Leon Robert 1907 SC1, Levi Thomas 1876 SC2, John Henry 1855 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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ALPHA MAE EDDINS ALFORD HENDRICKS

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 17 November 2005

 

ZEBULON—Alpha Mae Hendricks, 87, died Tuesday. Funeral service 7 p.m. Thursday, Massey Funeral Home. Private graveside service will be Friday.

            Surviving: husband, Forrest Hendricks of the home; niece, Betsy Richards; and nephew, Blair Eddins, both of Zebulon.

            The family will receive friends Thursday evening following the funeral service.

Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon.

            www.masseyfuneralhome.com

 

 

Photos from Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alpha M. Hendricks (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 July 1918, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her first husband’s siblings Lynwood Thomas Alford and Julia Viola Alford Robertson in this compilation.

            On the death record for her first husband, Joseph Montague Alford, Alpha Mae Eddins is listed as his wife; his parents are listed as Joseph B. Alford and Etta Moody; and his birth place is VA, as it is on the 1930 census [North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898–1994 (FamilySearch.org)].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Joseph Montague 1922 VA1, Joseph Benjamin 1895 VA2, James Richard 1865 NC3, James Isaac 1837 NC4, Elias 1795 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ANGELA GWEN BARLOW LEONHARDT ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-TOPIC

Lenoir, Caldwell Co., NC—6 October 2011

 

            Angela Gwen Alford, 69, of Deerlake Drive, Asheville went home to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer Monday, October 3, 2011, at Oaks of Brevard in Brevard, N.C. She was born April 13, 1942 in Caldwell County to the late Willie and Irene Kirby Barlow. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Linda Shoe.

            Ms. Alford was owner and operator of Mona Lisa Salon & Skin Care.

            Survivors include one son, J. Brad Leonhardt and wife Sherry of Lenoir; two daughters, Audrey Reneau of Mills River, N.C., and Candi Cook of Long Beach, N.Y.; brothers, Clinton Barlow and Charles Barlow, both of Lenoir; two sisters, Barbara Holloman of Hudson and Becky Stafford of North Myrtle Beach; and four grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter–Day Saints, 3401 Sweeten Creek Road, Arden, N.C., conducted by Bishop Gerald Davies.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth House (Hospice of Hendersonville), 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

            Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Angela G. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Mountain Home, Henderson Co. NC.

 

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ANNA M. KING ALFORD

Aunt of Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—9 July 1998

 

            Anna M. Alford, 78, of Raleigh, died Sunday, July 5, 1998.

            She was the wife of the late Hilliard B. Alford. A gifted and loving mother to her four children, Mrs. Alford was an active member of Sacred Heart Cathedral.

            There she served as Registrar for the Catholic Daughters of America from 1952 to 1956 and a member of the Alter Society. She was a Kindergarten teacher at Cathedral Latin Elementary from 1966 to 1972. Mrs. Alford was the General Manager of American Answering Service and Physicians Exchange from 1972 through 1988.

            A funeral mass will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving are: son, Francis R. Alford of Phoenix, AZ; daughters, Elizabeth A. Hedgecock of Colfax, Regina A. Wilson of Raleigh, Mary Alford-Carman of Clayton; brothers, Thomas, Frank and Michael King, all of New Jersey; sisters, Magdalene Blue, Kathleen Petrone, and Regina Wisniewski, all of New Jersey; 13 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.

            The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s Street. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Photo from Brier Creek Memorial Gardens, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Sept 1919, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her niece Joyce Elizabeth Alford Pierce, AAFA #0341, in this compilation. It includes census information on her husband’s family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hilliard Blair 1923 NC1, Roscoe Calvin 1860 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ANNIE BELL LONG ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday,9 June 1987

 

BURLINGTON—Mrs. Annie Bell Long Alford, 87, of 711 Tucker St. died Monday at her home.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Rich & Thompson Funeral Home Chapel in Burlington with burial in Pine Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Wake County, a retired employee of Isley Knitting Mill, a member of First Evangelical Methodist Church.

            Survivors are sisters, Mrs. Rona Croom, Mrs. Lila Alford, both of Zebulon, Mrs. Ina Macon of Raleigh, Mrs. Blanche Lewis of Wendell: brother, Fred Long of Burlington….

 

 

Photo from Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Shropshire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 May 1900, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            Annie’s husband was Berry Bryant Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Berry Bryant 1893 NC1, Sidney A. 1858 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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ANNIE HILL ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 10 November 1913

 

MAXTON, Nov. 9—This community was shocked yesterday morning to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Neill Alford of Floral College, three miles north of town. She had been ill for only a few days and her condition was considered srious, but no one was prepared for her death.

            She was the only daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H.G. Neill [sic: Hill] and had been married about two years. She leaves a little son just six months old.

            Mr. Alford is one of the largest farmers inthis part of the State.

 

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THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 10 November 1913

 

            Mrs. Neil Alford died suddenly of acute indigestion Saturday morning at 7 o’clock at her home at Floral College. She is survived by her husband and a baby about six months old.

            The funeral was conducted from Centre Presbyterian Church. Deceased was the daughter of Rev. Dr. H.G. Hill, the well-known Presbyterian minister of Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Neill Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ANNIE J. ALFORD REVELS

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Annie Alford Revels, 80, of Rowland, died April 11, 2003, in SunBridge Nursing Home in Pembroke.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday in Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church [Rowland, Robeson Co.] by Dr. David Patterson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

            Mrs. Revels is survived by four sons, Thomas C. Revels of Pinehurst, John C. Revels and Herman Revels, both of Lumberton, and Luther Revels of High Point; six daughters, Juanita Moore of Lumberton, Audrey McIntyre and Janice Leggett, both of Rowland, Ruby Southern of Pembroke and Viola McCallum and Garnetta Washington, both of High Point; a brother, John Alford of Winston-Salem; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held today from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Chapel in Rowland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie J. Revels (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 May 1922, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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ANNIE LEE ALFORD CHERRY

Aunt of Robert Wilfrid Alford, AAFA #1180

 

Photo from Carson/Cherry Family Tree (Ancestry.com) xxx waiting for permission – sent message 2/28/12

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—28 August 1992

 

BETHEL, NC—Annie Alford Cherry, 98, died Aug. 27, 1992.

            Mrs. Cherry was born in Edgecombe County.

            She is survived by three daughters, including Irene C. Williams of Portsmouth and Lois C. Williams of Virginia Beach; a son; two sisters, including Sally Matthews of Portsmouth; and 13 grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Wilkerson Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery....

 

 

Photos from Bethel Town Cemetery, Bethel, Pitt Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Johansen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie A. Cherry (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 June 1894, last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

            North Carolina Deaths, 1931–1994 [FamilySearch.org] lists Annie Alford Cherry, widowed, daughter of Alfonzo Alford and “Sally Jane.”

            AAFA records list her as Annie Lee Alford, daughter of Alonzo Alfred Alford and Sally Jane Bullock.

            She is buried next to her husband, Leon Leroy Cherry.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Annie Lee 1894 NC1, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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ANNIE MAE ALFORD JOHNSON

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 1 July 1987

 

MEBANE—Mrs. Annie Mae Alford Johnson, 42, of Route 1, Box 536, died Sunday [May 28] in Duke Medical Center in Durham after a short illness.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Chapel Baptist Church, of which she was a member.

            Mrs. Johnson worked for MCR Corp. in Mebane.

            Survivors are husband, John T. Johnson; daughter, Tina Johnson of the home; father and stepmother, Mack and Ella Bertha Alford of Rowland; sister, Mrs. Annie Lee Alford Thomas of Rowland.

            The family will be at Hargett & Bryant Funeral Home in Burlington 7-8 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From NC Deaths: Annie Mae Johnson, married black, was born 1 June 1945 in NC. She died 28 June 1987 in Durham, Durham Co., NC, and resided in Alamance Co., NC.

 

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ANNIE MAE MCQUEEN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Annie Mae Alford, 65, of 307 N. Martin Luther King Drive, died Saturday in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church where, she was a Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir.

            The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in New Hope United Methodist Church by the Rev. Stephen Stutts. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Hill’s Funeral Home of Fairmont [NC].

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Willie F. Alford of the home; four daughters, Pamela A. Campbell of the home, Patricia A. McCallum and Tonya Alford, both of Rowland, and Jacqueline A. Davis of Tucker, Ga.; a sister, Sarah McIntosh of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four brothers, Charles Baker and Larry Baker, both of Columbus, Ohio, John McCallum of High Point and Douglas Streeter of Maxton; and 11 grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 Apr 1936, last residence was in Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Willie Fred “Winford” Alford; and her great-grandson Tomas Cortez Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Annie Mae Alford, black married, was born 4 Apr 1936 in Robeson Co., NC, and died 14 July 2001 in Snow Camp, SC. Her residence was Burnsville, Robeson Co., NC. Her father’s last name was McQueen.

 

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ANNIE MEDLIN ALFORD

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 27 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Annie Medlin Alford, 99, of Eagle Rock Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Rex Hospital.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late John Robert and Annie Horton Medlin.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her children, Gladys Honeycutt of Wendell; Wilma Woodard of Raleigh; Ann “Lib” Curtis of Wendell; Grace Tutor of Wendell; John C. “Buck” Alford of Raleigh; and Ed Alford of Rolesville; a sister, Helen Marshburn of Morrisville; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 66 great-great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Luke Alford and three children, Lois Honeycutt, Leamon Alford and Herman Alford.

            The funeral service was held Jan. 21 at Central Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the church cemetery....

 

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Photo from Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Matthew Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Oct 1905.

            See the obituaries of her sons Herman Smith Alford and Leamon Luke Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Luke F. 1895 NC1, Charles 1870 NC2, James Hiatt 1826 NC3, Gilbert 1790 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ANNIE SYLVANIA CHEEK ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Friday, 20 September 1963

 

MOTHER OF LOCAL WOMAN SUCCUMBS

 

            Mrs. Annie Cheek Alford, 99, of Thomasville, widow of James M. Alford, died at 6:40 p.m. yesterday [September 19] at her home, 703 Trotter Street. She was the mother of Mrs. Clifford Varner of Lexington, Route 2.

            Mrs. Alford, who had been in declining health for the past six years and critically ill for the past two weeks, was born in Randolph County to Rufus and Martha Cheek. She had lived in Thomasville for the past 50 years. She was a charter member of Pleasant Cross Christian Church in Randolph County.

            Surviving in addition to Mrs. Varner are four other daughters, Mrs. Bessie Baily, Mrs. Bertha Black and Mrs. Roy Armsworthy, all of Thomasville, and Miss Ruth Alford of the home; three sons, Oscar and Millard Alford, both of Denton, Route 1, and John Alford of Thomasville; 40 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel by the Rev. Bob Dennis. Burial will be in Holly Hills Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Milton Alford; and children Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, Millard Clemmond Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANTIMUS ALFRED

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 October 2010

 

            Antimus Alfred of Charlotte died October 4, 2010. Services by A.E. Grier & Sons, Statesville Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Antimus Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 May 1956, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            A.E. Grier & Sons traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ARIA MAE ALFORD McCLINTON

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—15 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            On January 12th, God pulled one of his brightest stars and set it asail into the heavens. Mrs. Aria Mae Alford McClinton, of 1621 E. 19th Street, departed this life following a brief period of illness at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

            She was born May 2, 1919 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to John and Lelia Higgins Alford. She was a resident of Winston-Salem for most of her life and a former cook at Summit School and Anderson High of Forsyth County, where she retired. Mrs. McClinton was also a beautician for many years. She joined Kimberly Park Holiness Church where she was a long time member and later became a member of the Church of Reconciliation Non-Denominational Church.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 16, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. from the Union Chapel Baptist Church.... Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens....

            She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Clatis C. McClinton, Sr. of the home; two son, Clatis McClinton, Jr. and James McClinton; two daughters, Ella Hallums and Clara Hauser, all of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three grandchildren, Carolyn Hallums, Sonya Hauser, and Kenneth Smith; three great-grandchildren, Jamela Smith, Jordan Hauser, and Tashelia Smith; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aria A. McClinton (SS# issued in NC), last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            NC Deaths lists Aria Mae McClinton, black, born 2 May 1919 in Forsyth Co., NC.

 

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ASSAD JULIL “AJ” ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 15 January 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RAEFORD [Hoke Co.]—Assad J. “AJ” Alford, 18, of 719 Green St., died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, in N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Thursday in Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurinburg. Burial in Hillside Memorial Park in Laurinburg.

            Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morris Funeral Home in Laurinburg.

            Survived by: Parents, Robert and Marciea; sisters, Dewanna McIntyre, Robin Roberts and Lyntra; brother, Demon Bethea; and grandparents, Herman and Jessie Ellzy, and Verdell Bennett.

 

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THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 16 January 2006

 

RAEFORD, N.C.—Mr. Assad Julil (AJ) Alford, 18 of 719 Green Street died Thursday in N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurinburg, Rev. Jesse Timmons is the pastor: Rev. Vernice Roberts will deliver the eulogy. Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Survivors are his parents: Robert & Marciea Alford of the home, his biological mother: Yasmin Bethea of Laurinburg, three sisters: Dewanna (Damion) McIntyre of Laurinburg, Robin (Desmond) Roberts & Lyntra Alford both of Raeford, one brother: Damon Bethea of Laurinburg, grandparents: Verdell Bennett of Raeford & Jesse (Hermon) Ellzy of Laurel Hill. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Morris Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Assad J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1987, last residence not listed.

 

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AVER BROWN ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 10 May 1984

 

            Mrs. Avery Alford, 65, of 1702 Willow Road died Wednesday [May 9] at her home.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 12 May 1984

 

            Mrs. Aver Brown Alford, 65, of 1702 Willow Road died Thursday at her home.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Hargett Funeral Home.

            Surviving are sister, Ms. Pear Matthews of Staley; brother, June Brown of Staley; daughter, Ravonda Alford of the home; son Lucion Alford Jr. of Greensboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aver Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Aug 1918 and died _____ May 1984, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC

            From NC Deaths: Aver Alford, black married, died 9 May 1984 in Greensboro.

 

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AVERY “JOE” ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—15 June 2007

 

            Avery Alford, 71, of 1955 Bee Gee Road, died June 11, 2007, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Bryant Swamp Baptist Church in Bladenboro, Dr. Everette officiating. Burial will follow at Singletary Cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife, Nettie Alford of Lumberton; a son, Victor Arnette Alford of Lumberton; three daughters, Lisa Thomas of Madison, Julia Kennedy and Renee Alford, both of Lumberton; a brother, Leroy Alford of Lumberton; a sister, Lena Mae Stokes of Lumberton; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton.

 

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FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—15 June 2007

 

LUMBERTON—Avery “Joe” Alford, 71, of 1955 Bee Gee Road, died Monday, June 11, 2007, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church in Bladenboro. Burial in Singletary Cemetery in Butters.

            Viewing: 2 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home of Lumberton.

            Survived by: Wife, Nettie; son, Victor; daughters, Lisa Thomas, Julia Kennedy and Renee; brother, Leroy; and sister, Lena Mae Stokes.

FAG photo requested 6/12/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arey Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Nov 1935, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers James Franklin Alford and Leon Alford in this compilation.

            His name is spelled Avery in some records and Arey in others.

            The Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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AVIS PEARCE ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Tuesday, 29 November 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

            Mrs. Avis Pearce Alford, 81, formerly of 2512 Marble Street, died Monday [Nov 28] at Winston-Salem Convalescent Center. She was the widow of identical twins of Ross and Doss Alford. [To clarify: she was the widow of Doss Alford, who had an identical twin named Ross.]

            She was born August 3, 1907 in Darlington, S.C., to Edward Pearce and Ella Louise Pearce. She spent most of her life in Winston-Salem. She was a long time member of Salem Baptist Church.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Vogler’s Main Street Chapel.... Interment will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving are three sons, Edgar V. Alford, Ronald G. Alford and P. Burch Alford, all of Kernersville; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a special niece, Mrs. Ramona C. Merritt, Fayetteville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Watford, Timmonsville, S.C.; two half sisters, Mrs. Geneva Griffin, Charlotte and Mrs. Doris Whited, Akron, Ohio and one brother, Walter D. Pearce, Orange Park, Fl.....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1988) dates of Avis P. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence State College, Centre Co., PA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Doss 1906 NC1, Patrick Hines 1858 NC2, Hines Berry 1827 NC3, Thomas 1795 GA 4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AZALEE W. ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 December 2005

 

            Alford, Azalee, of 219 S. 17th St., died Dec. 21 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Pine Valley Church of Christ. Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Cemetery. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Azalee W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Dec 1921, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            Calvary Memorial Cemetery traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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BARBARA ANN ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—17 March 2013

 

Barbara Alford “Ann”

 

POLKTON—Ann, 71, of Polkton, NC, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at home. Her family will receive friends on Monday, March 18, 2013, from 4:00 until 5:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. Services in celebration of Ann’s life will begin at 5:00 PM in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. There will be a Celebration of Life dinner for family and friends immediately following the service in the Reception Hall at the funeral home.

            Ann was born on April 16, 1941, in Thomasville, NC, daughter of the late J.H. Alford and Katherine James Alford. Ann had a long career with Forest Lawn East Cemetery and Heritage Funeral Homes as an accountant. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister, co-worker and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

            Survivors include her beloved children, Gregory Lee McGee of Polkton, Loretta M. Saunders and husband Chuck of Pleasant Garden, NC. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Krystal and Kim Saunders both of Pleasant Garden, NC; and brother, Donald R. Alford and wife Peggy of Thomasville, NC.

            Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Ann Alford. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagefuneral.net.

 

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

 

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BARBARA ANN ALFORD PAGE

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 27 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

DURHAM—Barbara Ann Page was born on June 14, 1960, to Evangeline Bailey and Fred Alford, and on January 23, 2003, she departed this mortal life at Duke University Medical Center. She was educated in the Durham Public Schools and Durham Technical Community College. She served her country in the U.S. Army for six years.

            Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her husband, James Page; three sons, Reginald Bailey, James Page Jr., and Robert Page; one daughter, Sheneque Page; her mother, Evangeline Alford; and a brother, Charles Bailey.

            Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Union Baptist Church…. Burial will follow in Glennview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one-half hour before the service at the church and at other times at her mother’s home, 1512 N Alston Ave. Funeral services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara A. Page (SS# issued in NC), last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

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

            Glennview Memorial Park traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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BENJAMIN RANDOLPH “RANDY” ALFORD, JR.

Nephew of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 2 April 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

BUNN [Franklin Co.]—Benjamin Randolph (Randy) Alford, Jr., 64, of 904 Alford Mill Road, died Thursday morning 1 April 2004 at his home.

            Randy was owner of Alford Lumber Company and a retired Real Estate Broker and Auctioneer.

            He was the son of the late Benjamin Randolph and Sudie Moss Alford and a native of Franklin County.

            Randy is survived by his daughter and Nicki and Billy Griffin of Louisburg; brother and sis Jimmie and Peggy Alford of Bunn; granddaughter, Addie Griffin of Louisburg; nephews, Rodney Alford and Jonathan Alford, both of Bunn.

            The family will receive friends at the home of Nicki and Billy Griffin, 116 Riverbend Circle, Louisburg.

            Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel [Louisburg]. Burial will follow in the Bunn Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin R. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 July 1939.

            See the obituary of his father, Benjamin Randolph Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Benjamin Randolph 1939 NC1, Benjamin Randolph 1916 NC2, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC3, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC4, Bennett Henry 1818 NC5, Lockhard H. 1790 NC6.

 

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BENJAMIN RANDOLPH ALFORD, SR.

Brother of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 14 January 2002

 

November 1, 1916 - Jan. 13, 2002

 

BUNN—Benjamin (Ran) Alford Sr., 85, of 824 Alford Mill Road, died Sunday morning. He was preceded in death by his wife Sudie Moss Alford, and his brother and business partner Marget Alford, and brothers J.D. (Buck) Alford, Ben Alford, and sister Frances Alford. A native of Franklin County and the son of the late Benjamin Smith and Lula Ford Stallings Alford. He was founder and co-owner of Alford Brothers Lumber Company.

            Graveside funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bunn Cemetery with Reverend Gordon Jordan officiating.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his sons, Randy Alford Jr. of Bunn, Jimmie K. and wife Peggy S. Alford of Bunn; three grandchildren, Nicki Griffin of Louisburg, Rodney Alford and Jona- than Alford both of Bunn; great-granddaughter, Addison Griffin of Louisburg; brother, Freddie Alford; sisters, La Rue King, Mary Intellini, Pat Mathais, and Sal Pappas; sister- in-law, Bet Alford and Pauline Alford.

            The family will receive friends at 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Strickland Funeral Home, 103 West Franklin Street, Louisburg and other times at the home.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Happy Camper of Franklin County, P.O. Box 669, Louisburg, NC 27549.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1916, last residence Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Benjamin Randolph Alford Jr.; and his brother Freddy Lemuel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Benjamin Randolph 1916 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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BENNETT HENRY ALFORD

 

No source (newspaper clipping found in Bible)

Probably Franklin County, NC—_____ January 1857

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Departed this life at half past eight o’clock on Thursday evening the 22d inst., at his residence near the Eastern extremity of Cedar Creek in the County of Franklin from dropsy of the Chest, Mr. Bennett H. Alford in the thirty-ninth year of his age.

            The deceased (together with many other relatives and a large circle of acquaintances and friends) left an affectionate wife and six interesting little children to bemoan their sad bereavement; he was an affectionate husband and an indulgent Father. He was born and raised in the County of Franklin, and highly esteemed by all who knew him, and regarded as being extremely industrious when in health, and a perfect moddle [sic] of an honest purpose in all of his dealings with his fellow men; he was for many years a strict member of the Baptist Church, and as we are informed had espired [sic] manifesting undoubted assurance of blissful immortality beyond the grave.

 

AAFA NOTES: A typewritten copy of this obituary was submitted by Member #51 Franceine Perry Rees, AAFA #0051. It is not clear who typed the copy or wrote the following notes that were included with the obituary:

 

Some of Bennett’s relatives by marriage (Bell sister-in-law and family) were said to have been living in New Orleans or nearby at the time of his death. According to family recollections, Bennett’s death occurred in a rare period of deep snow; it was impossible for his remains to be transported to the “family homeplace” so he was instead buried on the grounds of Mr. Harris, a friend and neighbor, under a cedar tree. The plantation is still intact, house and grounds, but the location of the tree is unknown. Grave was probably not marked.

 

From family bible records of Bennett and Mary Bell Alford—Bible title page dated 1844 (New Testament):

 

Bennett H. Alford born 23 Feb 1818

Mary Bell his wife born 4 Nov 1826

Their children:

Sarah Tabitha Alford born 25 Sept 1844 (remained unmarried)

Rebecca Jane Alford born 26 Nov 1845 (married —? Moye)

John R. Alford born 11 April 1849 [see obituary following]

*Sidney Lawrence Alford born 16 March 1851

Madison J. Alford born 3 June 1853 (remained unmarried)

James O. (?) Alford born 21 March 1855 (no record as yet)

 

Bennett H. Alford Married Mary Bell 19 Dec 1843.

 

Much illegible scrawling in covers and record pages—can read these: R.J. Alford’s Book presented By B.H. Alford her papa Henry Alford (name only) Willis P. Alford (name only) Jeremiah (name only)

 

* This son was later known by a reverse of this name, Lawrence Sidney Alford (called Lawrence). He married Susan Parker Arrington of Nash and Franklin Counties and left several children, including my grandmother.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Bennett Henry 1818 NC1, Lockhard H. 1790 NC2.

 

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BENNY LEE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 12 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RENNERT [Robeson Co.]—Benny Lee Alford, 33, of 13 Jasper Road, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            Services: Funeral, 3 p.m., Monday in St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church.

            Viewing: 1 to 6 p.m. today at McKoy & Sons Mortuary in St. Pauls.

            Survivors: Daughter, Ashley McRae; son, Armontac; mother, Shirley Tolson; sisters, Janet Glover, Olivia, Therese, Jamie and Racheal; brothers, Corey Floyd and Jerome; and grandmother, Lillian Mannuel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benny Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Feb 1971, last residence Shannon, Robeson Co., NC.

            NC Deaths lists Benny Lee Alford, black, never married, cremated.

 

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BERNICE WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

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Photo from People’s Funeral Service, High Point, Guilford Co., NC

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—26 November 2009

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Bernice Williams Alford, 90 departed this life Saturday, November 21, 2009, at her residence. She was born March 31, 1919, in McCall, SC to the late Mr. Richard and Mrs. Florence Williams McCall. Mrs. Bernice was educated in the Marlboro County, SC public school system. She was married to the late Johnny Alford. Many affectionately knew her as “Monk”. She loved the Lord and sharing time with her family, who will greatly miss her. She was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church until her health declined.

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven children, and ten siblings.

            Leaving to cherish her memories includes: three sons, Arthur L. (Shelby) Alford, Charles Alford all of High Point, NC and Lorenza (Charlene) Alford of Maxton, NC; five daughters, Louise (Frank Jr.) Bethea of Maxton, NC, Helen (Larry) Bennett of Bennettsville, SC, Lois Alford of McCall, SC, Sarah Alford and Elizabeth Alford both of High Point, NC; one sister, Elizabeth Williams; twenty eight grandchildren, thirty four great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.

            The family wishes to thank, Dr. Vicki Stovall, the staff of High Point Nephrology and Hospice Home at High Point.

            Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church located at 715 Leonard Ave. High Point. Rev. F.O.Bass, officiating. Family visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. –2:00 p.m. at the church and other times at 2935 Triangle Lake Rd. Burial will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park. Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Service, Inc. You may express your on-line condolences at www.peoplesfuneralservice.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bernice Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son Billy Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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BERRY GENE ALFORD

 

[Although he resided in SC, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to NC.]

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 14 July 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Berry Gene Alford, 40, of 1012 Dawson Dr., Columbia, SC, died suddenly Wednesday [July 12] afternoon in Wake County. A Durham resident for most of his life, he had lived in Columbia for the past year. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and was employed in the carpeting industry. Mr. Alford was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Columbia.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jody Lefler Alford of Columbia; his mother, Mrs. Katherine McBroom of Durham; a son, Adam Alford of Columbia; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Kim Williams of Clayton; three sisters, Mrs. Carol Bycott of Plano TX, Mrs. Dorothy Black of Durham and Miss Mildred Ann Alford of Augusta GA; and a grandson.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 PM Saturday in Clements Funeral Chapel.... Entombment will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens.

            Pallbearers will be Glenn Lefler, Mack Lefler, Marcus Williams, Eddie Craigo, Cliff Adams and Joe Potocnie.

            Visitation will be 7-9 PM today at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and other times at the home of his mother, Mrs. Katherine McBroom of 2513 Hitchcock Dr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Berry G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Dec 1954, last residence not listed.

            NC Deaths lists Berry Gene Alford, white, died 12 July 1995 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, residence Beaufort Co., SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Berry Gene 1954 NC1, Hines Berry 1910 NC2, Charles Berry 1882 NC3, Patrick Hines 1858 NC4, Hines Berry 1827 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA 5, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BERTHA LEE ALFORD WILLIFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Monday, 13 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ELIZABETHTOWN [Bladen Co.]—Mrs. Bertha Lee Alford Williford, 91, of Elizabethtown died Saturday [October 11] in LenCare Rest Home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Lewis Funeral Home.... Burial will be in Owens Cemetery.

            Mrs. Williford is survived by a son, James D. Williford of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Williford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Nov 1905, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            NC Deaths lists Bertha Lee Williford, white, born in SC, widowed.

 

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BERTHA PULLEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—9 April 2003

 

ZEBULON—Bertha Pulley Alford, 96, lifelong resident of Zebulon, died Tuesday. “Miss Bertha” was the oldest member of Zebulon United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the DeElla Flowers Sunday School class.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Millard H. Alford; and her brothers, James Pulley, Alton Pulley and Albert Pulley.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, Zebulon United Methodist Church. Burial, Zebulon Cemetery.

            “Miss Bertha” is survived by her nieces and nephews and her greatnieces and great-nephews.

            Friends may visit with the family Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon, other times at the home of Kay and Robert Pulley, 403 W. Judd St., Zebulon.

            For those who wish, contributions may be made to Zebulon United Methodist Church, 121 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC 27597.

            Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon is serving “Miss Bertha’s” family, 919-269-6600.

 

 

 

Photos from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelby Hendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 June 1906, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Millard 1903 NC1, Edward H. 1878 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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BERTHA SPENCER LITTLE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 22 January 1994

 

ROCKINGHAM—Mrs. Bertha Alford, 85, died Jan. 18, 1994, at Hamlet Hospital. Funeral is 3 p.m. Sunday at Philadelphia United Methodist Church. Visitation is 6:30 to 8 tonight at McEachern Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her brother, Henry Spencer of Laurinburg; sisters, Ms. Frances Covington of Washington, Ms. Carrie Thurman of Hillcrest Heights, Md., Ms. Helen Maynard; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

 

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FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 21 January 1994

 

            Bertha Spencer Little Alford of Rockingham died Monday [January 17].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Feb 1908, but that she died 17 Jan 1994, last residence Rockingham, Richmond Co., NC.

 

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BERTIE LOUISE HALFORD BROWN

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 March 2006

 

            Bertie Halford Brown, a devoted Christian wife and mother, was welcomed into the presence of the Lord on Sunday, March 26, 2006.

            She was the daughter of the late Pose and Emma Halford. For 67 years Bertie fulfilled her marriage vows to the late Clyde Brown. She set forth a noble example of what it means to be a faithful wife and caring mother.

            Bertie lived her life sowing seeds of unconditional love. She was possessed by the spirit of giving and serving just like her Lord and Savior whether it was a family member or a stranger, Bertie searched for a way to share out of the abundance of her heart. She lived out the words of Jesus who said “Even the son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many.”

            Surviving are five children; Kenneth Brown and his wife, Virginia, of Hoopers Creek, Betty Jean Robinson of Hendersonville, Joann Williams and her husband, James E., of Fairview, Jimmy Brown and his wife, Mildred, of Mills River and David Earl Brown and his wife, Faye, of Columbia, S.C. Also, Bertie had six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She has one sister, Azalee Frisbee of Hendersonville and two brothers, Al Halford and his wife, Pauline, of Asheville and Hubert Halford and his wife, Jackie of Burlington.

            A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel In The Pines of Jackson Funeral Service with the Rev. Marvin Mathis officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park....

 

 

 

Photos from Shepherd Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David T. Veal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertie Brown (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Aug 1919.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Hazel Marie Halford Chilen and Wilburn John Halford in this compilation.

            NC Births lists the birth of Bertie Louise Halford on 11 Aug 1919 in Polk Co., the son of Bose [sic] Halford and Emma Bishop.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: Bertie Louise 1919 NC1, Posey Williamson 1883 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7.

 

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BESSIE MAE SINGLETARY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 12 April 1996

 

FAIRMONT—Mrs. Bessie Mae Alford, 52, of Route 2 died Tuesday [April 9] in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church by the Revs. W.L. Vaught and Ross Edwards. Burial will be in the family cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five daughters, Lora Singletary of Lumberton, Cindy Singletary of Orrum, Beverly Thompson of Fairmont, and Gloria A. Scott and Antonia Singletary of Proctorville; two sons, John Singletary of Proctorville and Enoch Singletary of Chadbourn; a sister, Lessie M. Baker of Lumberton; and 21 grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Community Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From NC Deaths: Bessie Mae Alford, married black, was born 4 Nov 1943 and died 9 Apr 1996 in Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC, father’s last name Singletary.

 

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BESSIE MAE ALFORD LEWIS

AAFA #1104

Mother of Robert Glenn Lewis, AAFA #0789, and William Earl Lewis, AAFA #1179

 

Photo from L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 25 January 2009

 

July 25, 1905 - January 23, 2009

 

            Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, age 103, of 4200 Old Lewis Farm Road, died Friday, January 23, 2009. Mrs. Lewis was a retired school teacher, a farmer’s wife and homemaker. Funeral service, 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2009 at Knightdale Baptist Church. Burial, New Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Mailman Road, Knightdale.

            Surviving are her children, Frances Cooke, William and Mary Frances Lewis [AAFA #1179], Doris and Dwight Poole, Curtis and Sue Lewis, Stanley and Marilyn Lewis, all of Raleigh, Janet and Henry Hardee of Shallotte, Evelyn Godley of Roanoke, VA, Robert Lewis of Goldston [AAFA #0789], Faye and Julian Hurst, and Lyn Troxler, all of Cary; 100 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren [see note below]. Mrs. Lewis was predeceased by her parents, the Reverend John and Lucy Alford, and her husband, Vasco Earl Lewis, a granddaughter, and a great-grandson.

            She was the oldest and the last living of seven children.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2009 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545, and other times at the Lewis home.

            Flowers are appreciated, but at the request of Mrs. Lewis, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Knightdale Baptist Church, for the Lewis Mission Trust, P.O. Box 21, Knightdale, NC 27545.

            Condolences to the family may be made at www.poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.

 

 

 

Photos from Knightdale Baptist Church Cemetery, Knightdale, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie M. Lewis (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Gay Alford Sargent and Nellie Ruth Alford Kendall Read in this compilation.

            She was present at AAFA’s meeting in NC in 2001.

            Note from Bessie’s son Robert G. Lewis (AAFA #0789): Bessie had 10 children, 26 grandchildren, 45 great-great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-great-grandchildren. The “100” stated in the obituary represents all of her descendants, including step-grandchildren, etc.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Bessie Mae 1905 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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BESSIE SMALLS FRIPP ALFORD

 

Marshel’s Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals

Beaufort, SC—_____ April 2008

 

 

            Mrs. Bessie Smalls Fripp Alford 57, a native of Gray’s Hill, SC, and wife of Alexander Alford, died Monday, April 21, 2008 at Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, North Carolina.

            Funeral Services: 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26, 2008 at Bethel Word and Worship Deliverance Temple, Burton. Burial be on Monday, April 28, 2008 10:30 AM in Beaufort National Cemetery.

            Bessie was born October 4, 1950, in Beaufort County, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Cheerfield and Janie Pringle Smalls. She received her education in the public schools of Beaufort County and was a 1969 graduate of Robert Smalls High School.

            She was married to the late Joseph Fripp, III and to this union three children, Joseph IV, Aprel and Anthony were born.

            Bessie later married Alexander Alford of Laurinburg, NC, and lived in California for a number of years. Eventually they returned to Laurinburg where they made their home.

            Bessie was a wonderful mother and a loving and devoted grandmother. She had many talents in life. She was an amazing seamstress owning her own business.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Abraham, Walter and Henry Lee Smalls.

            Survivors include her husband of Laurinburg, NC; her children, Joseph IV (Kathy), Aprel and Tony (Micki); eleven grandchildren, Stakar, Tiara, London, Noah, Kyra, Sundiata, Brenton, Alexis, MaK’lee, and twins Jada & Jailen; three brothers, Ezekiel (Helen), Samuel (Georgia) of Beaufort, SC, and Richard of Philadelphia, PA; four sisters, Rosa Peterson of Philadelphia, PA, Eva Smalls, Alvena White and Ruthie Smalls all of Gray’s Hill, SC; her mother-in-law, Josie Alford; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lynn Smalls, Redell Smalls, Eli, Jr., Levi, John, James, Charles, Lorenzo, DAren, Jerome, Roger, Josephine, Beulah, Martha, Deborah and Mary; a host of aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            She was a truly magnificent and outstanding lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

 

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BEAUFORT GAZETTE

Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC—Saturday, 26 April 2008

 

            Bessie Smalls Fripp Alford, 57, a native of Gray’s Hill [Beaufort Co.], died Monday, April 21, 2008 at Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg [Scotland Co., NC]. She was born October 4, 1950 in Beaufort, SC, a daughter of the late Cheerfield and Janie Pringle Smalls.

            She was a 1969 graduate of Robert Smalls High School [in Beaufort, SC].

            Surviving are her husband, Alexander Alford; her children, Joseph Fripp, IV (Kathy), Aprel Fripp and Anthony Fripp (Micki); eleven grandchildren, Stakar, Tiara, London, Noah, Kyra, Sundiata, Brenton, Alexis, MaK’lee, Jada & Jailen; three brothers, Samuel Smalls (Georgia), Ezekiel Smalls (Helen) and Richard Smalls; four sisters, Rosa Peterson, Eva Smalls, Alvena White and Ruthie Smalls; her mother-in-law, Josie Alford; 9 brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; a host of other relatives.

            Marshel’s Wright-Donaldson Home For Funerals is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BETTY SUE ALFORD PICKETT

 

RANDOLPH GUIDE

Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—8 April 2008

 

ASHEBORO—Betty Sue Alford Pickett, 79, of 700 S. Main St., died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital.

            The funeral was held April 5, 2009, at Pugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Thames and the Rev. Pat Thames officiating. Burial was at Oaklawn Cemetery.

            She was a native of Columbus County, widow of Sam A. Pickett, retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation, member of Asheboro Friends Meeting and former volunteer for Hospice of Randolph.

            Surviving are son, Rick Pickett of Troy; nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to Asheboro Friends Meeting, 230 E. Kivett St., Asheboro, N.C. 27203.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty A. Pickett (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Sept 1929, last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            Betty was the wife of Samuel Allen Pickett Jr. and the daughter of Joseph Henry Alford and Lucy Katherine Hensley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Betty Sue 1929 NC1, Joseph Henry 1900 NC2, Noah Wellington 1859 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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BILLY LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 25 April 2002

 

            Billy Lawrence Alford, age 72 years was born June 5, 1929, to the late Willie & Florence Mohn Alford. Having completed his task here on earth, he went to be with Jesus his Savior April 24, 2002.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Dorothy Trott Alford; a daughter, Karen A. Parker and husband Vernon L. Parker of Shallotte, NC; a son, Steven Lawrence Alford and wife Shirley of Wilmington, NC; two grandsons, Jeremy Alford and wife Crystal of Ash, NC, and Steven Lawrence Alford Jr. of Wilmington, NC; two granddaughters, Ashley and April Parker of Shallotte, NC; one step-granddaughter, Rhiana Skenes; and one step-great-granddaughter, Hailey Skenes and a host of friends and relatives.

            Lawrence was retired from General Electric and was a member of the Church of God for 72 years. He was well known for helping his many friends and neighbors with their heating and air conditioning systems.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2002, at the Brookfield Church of God by the Rev. Timothy Cowan, Rev. Jerry Smith and Rev. Allen Gibson. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

            The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Harrell, Eddie Brinson, Greg Brinson, Clarence Sullivan, David Woodcock and Jimmy Matthews. Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Tony Cameron, Jack Alford, Tracy Todd, Kenneth Stanley, Jack Brinson, Neel Wright, Homer Squires and Steve Teaster.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Brookfield Church of God Building Fund, 131 Elliott Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403.

            Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel.

 

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece (photo taken 31 May 2011)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Billy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), but list his death date as 25 Apr 2002, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Trott in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists Billy Lawrence Alford, white, born in New Hanover Co., NC.

 

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BILLY LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 17 October 1992

 

            Funeral for Billy Alford, 41, of 1912 Fern Ave., who died Oct. 12, 1992, at High Point Regional Hospital of injuries suffered in a stabbing, will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery.

            Surviving are parents, Johnny and Bernice Alford of High Point; sons, Torrence Lee Alford and Shawn Maurice Alford, both of High Point; brothers, John Alford Jr., L.C. Alford, both of McCall, S.C., James Alford of New York City, Arthur Lee Alford and Charles Lee Alford, both of High Point, Lorenzo Alford of Mikeston; sisters, Elouise Bethea of Mikeston, Miss Helen Alford of Bennettsvile, S.C., Sarah and Ann Alford, both of High Point, Lois Alford of McCall, S.C.

            The family will be at the home of Sarah Alford, 1912 Fern St., High Point.

 

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NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 13 October 1992

 

            About 3:40 a.m. Monday, police found Billy Lee Alford lying in an upstairs bedroom at 2327-C Granville St. Alford, 41, was dead. He had been stabbed three times—once in the chest and twice in the shoulder following an argument between a man and Alford’s girlfriend, Sharlene Wilson, police say.

            On Monday, Tony Ratliff of 604-B East Russell Ave. was charged with murder. Ratliff, 32, is being held without bond in the Guilford County jail....

 

Photo from Green Hill Cemetery, High Point, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Bernice Williams Alford, in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists Billy Lee Alford, black, divorced, born 24 Apr 1951 in SC.

 

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BILLY LEROY ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 14 April 2009

 

ROCKY MOUNT—Billy Leroy Alford, 70, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was born in Anson County May 1, 1938 to the late Iliff and Nora Phillips Alford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys “Blondie” Narron Alford.

            Left to cherish his memory, daughter, Diane McConnell and husband, Hal of Nashville; son, David Liles also of Nashville; siblings, Virginia and husband Bud Joyner of Nashville, Bobby and wife Aileen Alford of Nashville, Mildred and husband Richard Shelton of Elm City, Brenda Boykin of Spring Hope, Muriel and husband Sheron Bennett of Greenville, and Wanda Alford of Rocky Mount; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; 1 niece and 6 nephews, along with his beloved feline friend “Frisky”.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.

            The family will receive friends Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. A Military graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park with Rev. Dempsey Winstead officiating.

            Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. On-line condolences may be sent to the Alford family by visiting

 

Photo from Rock Mount Memorial Park, Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Sharpe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gladys Narron Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BLANCA ALFORD de RUEDA

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 1 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—Blanca Alford de Rueda, 62, of 610 South Wakefield Street, died August 31, 2000 at Duke University Medical Center. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2000 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel….

            Surviving: spouse, Santiago Rueda-Williamson of Fairfax, VA; son, Santiago Arturo Rueda and his wife Diamela of Zebulon; daughters, Gabriela Rueda of Falls Church, VA, Katharine R. Alford of Raleigh; siblings, Roberto Alford of Venezuela, Yolanda Alford of Columbia, Ricardo Alford of Venezuela, Elsy Alford of Colombia, Luis German Alford of Venezuela; grandchildren, Adriana Murias, Santiago Andres Rueda, Alexandra Elena Rueda, Samuel Alejandro Rueda.

            Arrangements by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanca R. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 31 May 1938, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of Blanca’s daughter Katharine Rueda Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records show her as Blanquita Alford, daughter of Roberto Alford and Blanca Sayer, with siblings: Roberto, Maruja, Luis, Alicia and Ernesto.

            NC Deaths lists Blanca Alford, white, divorced, died in Durham, Durham Co., resided in Zebulon, Wake Co., cremated.

            Her lineage: Blanca 19381, Roberto 1868 Colombia SA2, Henry 1828 England3.

 

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BOBBY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 8 March 2011

 

            Bobby Alford, 80, Wendell, died 03-07-2011. Arrangements: Strickland F.H., Wendell.

 

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Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ March 2011

 

Bobby Alford

Oct. 27, 1930 – March 7, 2011

 

WENDELL—Bobby Alford, 80, died Monday [March 7]. A native of Johnston County he was son to the late Alma & Libby Batten Alford. He was a loving father, lifelong farmer and avid fox hunter.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Martha Alford, siblings, Valton “Red” Alford, Alton “Sug” Alford, Carlton “Tiny” Alford, Billy Wayne Alford, Christine Alford, Rachel Alford Ingram, Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, Edith Alford Walker, and Jane Ellen Alford Bailey.

            Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Baptist Tabernacle Church with interment in the church cemetery.

            He is survived by sons, Hester Alford, & B. Wayne Alford (Jane), both of Wendell, daughter Jennifer “Jenny” Butler (Gene) of Benson, sisters, Jean Claffey (Bill), Sallie Jeffreys, & Willie Sue Curin (Marshall), grandchildren, Beth Johnson and Ryan & Cameron Hester, and the mother of his children, Joyce Liles Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Baptist Tabernacle Family Ministry Center or Triple L. Seniors Food Ministry.

            The family wishes to give a special thanks to the staffs of Duke Raleigh Health & Guardian Care Center.

            Visitation, 6-8 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Share your memories, condolences, or photos of Bobby at www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobby Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Hubert Hester Alford; sister Lila Ruth Alford Mincey; and nephew Charles Alton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Bobby 1930 NC1, Alma A. 1889 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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BRADLEY ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 29 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

PINEHURST [Moore Co.]—Bradley A. Alford, 21, of 304 Richmond St., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, in his home.

            Mr. Alford was a student at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He was a member of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, where he was minister of music, an usher and sang in the choir.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church in Raeford [Hoke Co.] by Pastor Larry Alford. Burial will be in Academy Heights Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his parents, Larry and Angela Alford of the home; a brother, Larry C. Alford Jr. of West End; a sister, Kimberly C. Alford of the home; his paternal grandfather, Leroy Alford of Pinehurst; and his maternal grandparents, William and Lillie McLean of Pinehurst.

            A viewing will be held Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bradley A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 July 1981, last residence not listed.

            His lineage: Bradley Alexander 1981 NC1, Larry Carl 1958 NC2, Leroy 1924 SC3, Percy 1885 SC4.

 

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BRENDA CATHERINE ALFORD TABORN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—20 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Brenda Catherine Taborn, born February 23, 1955, in Miami, FL, departed this life on Monday, November 17, 1997. At an early age she joined Gethesemane Baptist Church. She was employed with Duke Medical Center for twenty-five years.

            Funeral service will be Friday, 12 o’clock noon, Siloam Baptist Church in Roughmont, NC....

            She is survived by her husband, Marvin J. Taborn of the home; a daughter, Tia Taborn of the home; a great-niece, Mashelda Bradsher; a stepson, Freddrick Yarborough of Durham; her mother, Pearlie Walker Roundtree of Roxboro, NC; her father, Lee E. Afford [sic], Sr. of Miami, FL; a sister Pearlie Ann Bradsher of Durham; a brother, Lee Alford Jr., of Durham; her mother-in-law, Mary Taborn; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            A visitation will be today, 7-8 p.m. at Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Chapel.

 

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

 

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BRENDA JOYCE MCLEAN HALFORD

 

Shuler Funeral Home

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—_____ November 2008

 

Born: February 27, 1941

Place of Birth: Henderson County, NC

Death: November 11, 2008

Place of Death: Henderson County, NC

 

            Brenda Joyce McLean Halford, 67, of East Flat Rock, NC, went to be with the Lord November 10, 2008, at her home.

            A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Ralph McLean Sr. and Ruby Webb McLean, and wife of Fred Steven Halford who died in 2007. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Bowen.

            Before retiring, she was employed by the Kimberly Clark Corporation. She loved gardening and animals. She was of the Baptist faith.

            She is survived by her loving family, her son, Steven Gregory Halford and wife, Tiffany, of Lynchburg, VA; two granddaughters, Anna Elizabeth and Catherine Renee Halford; two brothers, Larry McLean and Ralph McLean, Jr.; two sisters, Linda Lance and Glenda Drake, all of Hendersonville; and a special sister, Barbara Pace.

            A funeral service will be held at 3 PM Friday, November 14, 2008, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Tony Halford will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, PO Box 96105, Washington, DC 20090-6105.

            Chapel: Friday November 14, 2008, 2 pm at Kirby Memorial Chapel Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daniel Riker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brenda J. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Feb 1941, last residence East Flat Rock, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Geneva F. Kuykendall Halford, in this compilation.

 

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BUNA V. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 May 1999

 

HIGH POINT—Ms. Buna V. Alford, 69, died Saturday, May 8, 1999.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Buna V. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1929, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Missie Alford McKinnon in this compilation.

            NC Births lists the birth of Buma Alford on 20 Nov 1929 in Howellsville, Robeson Co., parents Tom Alford and Effie Regan.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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CARLETHA SPEARS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 23 March 2012

 

LAUREL HILL—Ms. Carletha Spears Alford, 88, of 22260 Bunch Road, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Monday in Franklin Chapel AME Zion Church in Laurinburg. Burial in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Laurinburg. Visitation, 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in McPhatter Funeral Home in Laurel Hill.

 

Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Greg Tyrone - curveblade@bluebottle.com – emailed 12/9/2012 (blocked—verification didn’t work on 5/4/2013) – LM on bio page 12/14/2012 – LM on bio page again 5/4/2013

Taken by photographer Greg Tyrone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carletha S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Oct 1923, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son Walter Douglas Alford in this compilation.

 

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CARLTON SMITH ALFORD

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 January 2007

 

November 22, 1954—January 15, 2007

 

BUNN—Carlton Smith Alford, 52, of Bunn, died Monday. He was a son of the late John D. and Pauline Braswell Alford.

            Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home in Louisburg. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be in the Old Bunn Cemetery.

            Carlton is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Dorothy Alford of Louisburg; nephews, Tony, David and Kevin Alford.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Calvary Baptist Tabernacle Church, 394 Ferrells Bridge Rd. Louisburg, NC 27549.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carlton S. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Bunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his father, John D. “Buck” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CARMIE PAUL ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 2 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mr. Carmie Paul Alford, 93, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carmie P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Jan 1912.

            See the obituary of his wife, Opal Bell Lanier Alford; and of his probable adoptive parents, Wiley Oscar Alford and Ella Frances Turner Alford Daniel, in this compilation.

            Carmie’s mother was Bessie Louetta/Lovetta Alford, daughter of James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek (see their obituaries in this compilation). It is probable that Wiley Oscar Alford, Bessie’s brother, and his wife Ella adopted Carmie. Obituaries of both Wiley and Ella list Carmie as their son.

            In the 1920 census, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC, Carmie was the 7 year old stepson of Grover C. Baity, age 27 b. NC, and his wife Bessie A., age 25, in Thomasville District 39, Davidson Co., NC, dwelling #375. His mother Bessie is the daughter of James Milton Alford next door in dwelling #376

            In 1930 these families are still in Thomasville, District 27. The Alfords are in dwelling #385: James Alford, 77, age 27 at first marriage; his wife Annie H. 64 age 16 at first marriage; grandson John 19; daughter Ruth Williams 20 married, age 19 at first marriage; grandson Hollis 4/12; and a roomer. The Baity family is in dwelling #395, but Carmie is not with them and has not been located on the 1930 census.

            Carmie’s WWII Army Enlistment Record (online at Ancestry.com) says he was married and enlisted at Fort Bragg on 12 Feb 1942.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His birth lineage: Carmie Paul 1912 NC1, Bessie Louetta/Lovetta 1894 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

            His adopted lineage: Carmie Paul 1912 NC1, Wiley Oscar 1887 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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CAROL GLEE HALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday Thursday, 17 June 2010

 

GREENSBORO—Mrs. Carol Glee Halford died June 12, 2010. A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Thomas Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol G. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 26 Apr 1949, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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CAROLE CARTER HOLT ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, TX—_____ September 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Mrs. Carole Holt Alford, 53, died Friday, September 14, 1990. Funeral services Sunday, 2:00 p.m., First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro [NC].

            Survivors: Husband, Walter Charles Alford; daughter, Audrey Alford; sons, A. Charles Alford, Houston, TX, John Alford, Conetoe; brother, Anderson Holt, III.

            Carlisle Funeral Home, 701 Hospital Dr., Tarboro, N. C., (919) 823-0211.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            NC Deaths says Carole Carter Alford was born 18 Aug 1937 in NC, father’s last name Holt.

            NC Births lists Carole Carter Holt, born 18 Aug 1937 in Edgecombe Co., father Anderson Berkly Holt.

 

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CAROLYN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—4 October 2009

 

FAYETTEVILLE—Mrs. Carolyn Alford, 62, of 524 Nottingham Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009.

            Services: Funeral, noon Tuesday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville. Burial in Rockfish Memorial Park. Viewing, 2 to 7p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Visitation, 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            Survived by: Husband, Willie; children, Carol, Jefferey and Frederick; eight sisters; three brothers; and nine grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Dec 1946, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            On 4 June 2013, a Find A Grave photographer reported that she has no gravestone.

 

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CAROLYN ALFORD WOODARD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—28 July 2011

 

            Carolyn Alford Woodard, age 75, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was born October 6, 1935 in Wayne County to the late James Charles and Mary Magdalene Martin Alford. Carolyn was a member of Tee’s Chapel Church.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with the Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service and at other times at her home 2259 Old Smithfield Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530. A burial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in the Tee’s Chapel Church Cemetery.

            Surviving are her daughter, Glenda Woodard Walters and husband Andy of Goldsboro; Sister-in-law, Janice Kellum and husband Ward of Pikeville; nephews, Charles Ashley Alford and wife Pat of Fremont and James Wheeler and wife Donna of Garner; nieces Regina Alford Howell of Pikeville and Mary Lou Wheeler Todd and husband Rex of Garner; 7 great nieces and nephews, 6 great great nieces and nephews and her special companion “Petey”.

            Condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.

 

Photo from Tees Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery,Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Gloria Johnson - GloriaStarlingJohnson@centurylink.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carolyn A. Woodard (SS# issued in NC), last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

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CAROLYN ANN HESTER ALFORD

 

DAILY REFLECTOR

Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—Thursday, 20 March 2008

 

 

            Mrs. Carolyn Ann Hester Alford was born July 24, 1953, to the late Eddie Hester and Lee Helen Pitt Hester of Pitt County. She was the fourth of five children. She attended Pitt County Schools and graduated from J.H. Rose High School, Class of 1971.

            Carolyn worked in numerous positions over the years, including the Daily Reflector Newspaper as district manager, Auto Audio, Servamation Food Services, Pitt County Memorial Hospital and in other management positions until she retired due to illness. She was a native of Greenville. She and her husband of thirty years, Roy Alford, lived in the Lake Ellsworth Community. She was a member of Free Spirit Missionary Baptist Church of Selma. Carolyn met and fell in love with Mr. Roy Alford and they were married in 1978. They are the parents of two children; Michael Alford and friend, Diane, and Roycelyn Alford and friend, Chris, both of Greenville; one granddaughter, Ariel Michaela of Kenly; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hester Edwards and husband, Willie “Bo,” and Ms. Barbara Hester, both of Greenville; two brothers, retired Tech Sergeant Arthur S. Pitt of Goldsboro, and Mr. Eddie Hester Jr. of New York, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Cora Alford Williams of Benson; three brothers-in-law, Charles Alford and wife, Laura and Tyrone Bell both of Benson, and Jimmy Bell of Roland; two sisters-in-law, Connie Williams and husband Norman of Charlotte and Margaret Henry and husband Frank of Dunn; two nieces, Brandy Hester of Greenville and Sharon Atkins of Goldsboro; six nephews, Corey Hester and wife, Tonya, Anthony Te’Ron Ellis, Kenneth Ray Edwards, Christopher Edwards and wife, Tauheedah, all of Greenville, Marvin Pitt and wife Eloise of Lexington, Ky., Michael Pitt and wife, Sandra of Goldsboro; special friends, the Rev. George and Mrs. Alice Walston, Sr. of Cary, and Ms. Patricia Mills Rhodes of Greenville and a host of great-nieces and nephews and friends.

            A beautiful and fruitful life came quietly to an end and today we celebrate the homegoing of a servant. Mrs. Carolyn Ann Hester Alford who went peacefully home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, March 17, 2008, at 8:11 p.m. at Pitt County Memorial Hospital of Greenville.

            Visitations will be Friday, March 21, from 2–8 p.m. at Rountree Family Mortuary & Crematory Services, Greenville and Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at York Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 201 Tyson St., Greenville, the Rev. Avery Brown, Pastor. There will be a Viewing one hour prior to the funeral service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carolyn H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

 

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CAROLYN DELOIS ALFORD BOONE

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—15 July 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Carolyn Delois Alford Boone of 3225 Edenwood Dr. died July 11, 1995, at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at United Institutional Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens.

            A native of Trinity, she attended A & T State University and retired after 20 years of employment with the government.

            Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Ometa B. Alford of Greensboro; brothers, Rev. Vernal Alford Jr. of Cape May, N.J., Dr. Howard Alford of Balt, Md. and Oscar Alford of Greensboro; sisters, Mrs. Juanita Bell and Mrs. Cora Miller, both of Durham and Mrs. Sadie A. Bennett of Greensboro.

            …. Community Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr. and Ometia Brown Alford; and her siblings Howard Lee Alford, Vernal Gasper Alford Jr., and Juanita Alford Bell in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists her death date as 12 July 1995 and her birth date as 30 July 1934, widowed, African American.

 

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CAROLYN VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Ms. Carolyn Alford, 60, of 162 Blueberry Place, Fayetteville, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Lewis Chapel Baptist Church by Dr. John D. Fuller. Burial will be in Cross Creek Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Paye Funeral Home & Memorial Chapel.

            Ms. Alford is survived by two daughters, James Ann Marie Alford and Doris Johnson of Fayetteville; her mother, Artie Moore of Fayetteville; five brothers, Dock Smith and Luther Moore, both of Fayetteville, Rochester Smith of Spring Lake, Leroy Alford of Parkton and John Moore of Falton, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends at the home.

 

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

Waiting for permission from Denise Sirois – no email – left message thru Edit 7/5/2012

Taken by photographer Denise Sirois

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn V. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 July 1942.

            NC Deaths lists Carolyn Virginia Alford as “never married” and says she was African American, born in SC.

 

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CARROLL PAUL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 19 January 1996

 

PEMBROKE—Mrs. Carroll Paul Alford, 77, of E. Third St. died Wednesday [January 17] in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            She was employed with First Union National Bank. In 1966, Mrs. Alford joined the staff of Pembroke State University. Upon her retirement from PSU she was secretary to the vice chancellor of business affairs. Mrs. Alford was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Philadelphus Presbyterian Church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, Paul Alford of the home; and a sister, Mrs. F.O. Phillips of Spruce Pine.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Biggs Funeral Home of Lumberton….

 

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Photo from Philadelphus Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Red Springs, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive photographer gleebigg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carroll P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Dec 1918, last residence Pembroke, Robeson Co., NC.

            NC Deaths list Carroll Paul Alford, whte divorced, father’s last name Paul.

 

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CASSIE BROWN ALFORD

Mother of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 14 October 1994

 

RANDLEMAN—Cassie B. Alford, 81, of Randleman died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1994. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cumby Archdale Chapel.

 

 

Photos from Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Yadkinvile, Yadkin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margo McGrath

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cassie B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 July 1913, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her son Donald Eugene Alford; stepson Venice Gilmer Alford; sister-in-law Ethel Mae Alford Keyes; and brother-in-law Venice Lewis Alford (which includes census reports) in this compilation. We included the obituary of her stepdaughter Christine Elizabeth Alford Deaton in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From North Carolina Deaths, 1931–1994 (FamilySearch.org): Cassie Brown Alford, widow, died 12 Oct 1994 in High Point, Guilford Co., NC. She was born 26 July 1913 in Forsyth Co., NC, the daughter of James Doke Brown and Annie O’Mara. She was buried in Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Cassie was the second wife of Prentiss Lewis Alford. They were married on 21 Aug 1937 in Forsyth Co., NC. Prentiss’s first wife was Emma Hooker, married 2 May 1925 in Forsyth Co., NC. They apparently were divorced.

            The family is listed on the 1940 census in Liberty, Yadkin Co., NC, household #252: Prentiss Alford, age 35 working for the WPA; his wife Cassie 25; and son Donald 1. Prentiss’s daughters from his first marriage are living with his parents in Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her husband’s lineage: Prentiss Lewis 1904 LA1, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS2, Julius C. 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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CATHERINE HOLLIFIELD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 15 October 2005

 

Sept. 23, 1935 Oct. 13, 2005

 

WENDELL—Catherine “Nana” Hollifield Alford, 70, of 225 Wiley Oaks Dr., went home to be with the Lord Thursday afternoon at Rex Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late I.F. and Annie Durham Hollifield, and was the widow of Herman Alford. Mrs. Alford loved little children and kept them in her home for over 40 years.

            Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery.

            She is survived by her daughters, Diane A. Adams and husband, Mike, Linda C. Alford; son, Robert “Robbie” Alford and wife, Millie, all of Wendell; brothers, Fletcher Hollifield of Wendell, James Hollifield of Nashville, Melvin Hollifield of Zebulon, and Earl Hollifield of Fuquay; stepsister, Nettie Williams of Wendell; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Vision Fund, 11109 Poole Rd., Wendell, NC 27591.

            The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home.

 

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Photo from Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Matthew Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Catherine Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Herman Smith Alford; and son Robert Herman “Robbie” Alford in this compilation.

 

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CECELIA ELLISON ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—1 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MAXTON [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Cecelia Alford of 308 Golden Pond Apartments died Wednesday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church by Dr. H.E. Edwards. Burial will be in McLeod Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, James Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a daughter, Lillie A. Crum of Brooklyn; two sisters, Saddie Flectcher of Maxton and Leola Ellison of Brooklyn; four brothers, Wilbert Ellison and James Ellison, both of Maxton, Albert Ellison of Washinghton, D.C., and John Ellison of Brooklyn; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8:30 at Jackson Funeral Home in Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecelia Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1925, last residence Maxton, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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CECIL CALBERT ALFORD

AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 4 July 2011

 

 

September 30, 1920 - July 2, 2011

 

RALEIGH—Cecil C. Alford went to his God, July 2, 2011 at Rex Hospital. He was born to Johnnie W. and Susie Brantley Alford of Pilot and Zebulon respectively, September 30, 1920. He retired from the US Air Force after 23 years of active duty plus 16 years in the Air Force Reserve, having served throughout the world during World War II, Korean and the Vietnam Conflict. He received many decorations including the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters. Cecil was an avid, prominent bowler and promoter of the game. He was a member of both the North Carolina Bowling Hall of Fame and a charter member of the Raleigh Bowling Hall of Fame. He served the NC Bowling Association for over 20 years. He was a life member and served in the position of President, Vice President and Director. During his more than 39 years of active participation with the Raleigh Bowling Association he contributed much to the local association when he held the office of President, Secretary-Treasurer and other positions. Additionally, he taught bowling at UNC for one year. Cecil was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church since 1964.

            Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 by his personal friend, Reverend John White, former Pastor of St. James United Methodist.

            Burial: Zebulon Town Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

            Surviving include his wife, Leona Hannah Alford; sons: David C. Alford (Judi) of Newport News, VA, Lawrence C. Alford (Marilyn) of Kernersville; 4 granddaughters and 9 great-grandchildren; Cecil was blessed with 3 step-sons and their children and grandchildren.

            Cecil was preceded in death by his first wife, Theda (Teddy) Privette and all of his brothers and his sister.

            His family wishes to extend their special thanks to Faye Alford and Braxton Johnson, two of his dear friends who extended him many courtesies during his life, as well as Dr. Anant Soni, his physician.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. James United Methodist Church, 3808 St. James Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.

            Condolences to the family may be made at www.poolefuneral .com under Obituaries.

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Saturn5man

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra Dorman Bailey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cecil C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Theda Privette Alford; and his brothers Robert Franklin Alford and James Marshall Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Cecil Calbert 1920 NC1, Jonnie Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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CHARLES ALTON ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 20 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WAKE FOREST [Wake Co.]—Charles Alton Alford, 66, of 3075 Willow Creek Drive, died Saturday, June 19, 2004 at Raleigh Community Hospital.

            Charles was born September 27, 1937 in Wake County to the late Henry Alton “Shug” Alford and Rebecca Long Alford.

            He was employed with Hanson Aggregates.

            Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at Baptist Tabernacle Church, 1599 NC 231 Hwy., Wendell. Burial, church cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Elizabeth Black Alford; son, Charles Ronnie Alford of Willow Springs; daughters, Judith Ann Alford of the home; Nancy Alford Thomas and her husband, John of Cedar Grove; Jennifer Elizabeth Alford of the home; five grandsons; brothers, Kenneth David Alford of Richmond, VA, Jimmy Richard Alford of Wendell.

            In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Wayne Alford.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2004 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

 

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

            See the obituary of his aunt Lila Ruth Alford Mincey in this compilation.

            He was the grandson of Alma Alford and Libby Batten and great-grandson of Bryant Alford and Lucy Ann Puckett.

            Alma Alford is listed as Alma A. Alford, born 14 April 1890 on his death certificate (Ancestry.com). He is Alma Alford, born 14 April 1891 on his WWI Draft Registration Card. He is Alma S. Alford, born April 1889, on the 1900 census in Dunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Charles Alton 1937 NC1, Henry Alton 1916 NC2, Alma A. 1889 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD “CRASH” HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Wednesday, 7 November 2007

 

COLUMBUS—Charles Edward Crash Halford, 64, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007. The funeral service will be 11 a.m Saturday in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon. Visitation 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.

 

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McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, Polk Co., NC—_____ November 2007

 

COLUMBUS [Polk Co.], NC—Charles Edward “Crash” Halford, 64, of 387 Keller Creek Rd., Columbus, NC, died Tuesday, November 06, 2007 at his home.

            Born in Rutherford County, NC, he was the son of Clyde Halford of Columbus, NC and the late Garner Reid Halford. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. The owner and operator of Halford Backhoe and Grading Service. A veteran of the US Army having served in Germany

            Surviving in addition his father is his wife, Gail Edwards Halford of the home. Two sons, Duane E. Halford (Sherry) of Mill Spring, NC and Mitchell Halford of Asheville, NC. One brother, Ray Halford (Omye) of Campobello, SC and two sisters, Peggy Bulman (Tom) of Inman, SC and Carolyn Mills of Forest City, NC. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m on Saturday, November 10, 2007 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, NC with Rev. John Williams and Rev. Stephen Wise officiating.

            Burial will be in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning prior to the service

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glen Dr., Columbus, NC 28722 or to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministries, P. O. Box 834, Columbus, NC 28722

            The family will be at the home, 387 Keller Creek Rd., Columbus, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Feb 1943, last residence Columbus, Polk Co., NC.

 

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CHARLES MOSES ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 3 May 2013

 

            Charles Moses Alford, age 92, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Born in Zebulon NC on July 17, 1920, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Moses C. Alford.

            He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jean.

            He retired from American Tobacco Company after 35 years of service. Charles was also a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he enjoyed being a baseball coach and fishing.

            He leaves behind two sons, Charles J. Alford and his wife Paulette of Rocky Mount and Jerry Alford and his wife Kim of Durham; grandchildren, Charlie Alford and his wife Jenny, Jennifer Laughinhouse and her husband Bill, Ashley Alford, Alana Alford and Scott Alford; great-grandchild, Grace Alford; nephews, Michael Emory and wife Cynde, Kiffin Johnson, David Strickland and his wife Colleen, and Phillip Strickland; and niece, Jeannie Ann Pappalardo.

            A service to remember Charles will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Pineview Cemetery with Rev. Tim Lowry of Arlington Baptist Church officiating….

            Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.

 

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

 

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CHARLES WESLEY M. ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 9 December 2006

 

            Alford, Charles Wesley, of 527 Maple Branches Drive, died Sunday [December 3] at home. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, Southside Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Oct 1931 (different than his gravestone), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Mae Hagins Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES WINSTEAD ALFORD

Father of Helen Anne Alford, AAFA #0599

Brother of Katherine Bailey Alford Echols, AAFA #0364

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Mr. Charles W. Alford, 79, of The Carriage Club, died Oct. 14, 1991, at home. Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at Harry & Bryant Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a Kenly native, was a retired salesman. He was a member of Phalanx Lodge No. 31, York Rite Bodies of Charlotte, Oasis Temple of the Shrine and Charlotte Optimists Club. He was also a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors are his sons, Jack Alford of Birmingham, Chuck Alford; daughter, Miss Helen Alford; brother, Wilbur Alford; sister, Mrs. Katherine Echols of Macclesfield [AAFA #0364]….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles W. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 20 Dec 1911, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Katherine Bailey Alford Echols and Wilbur Hollis Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see the following articles, with photos, in AAFA ACTION:

 

“Descendants of Henry H. Alford 1826–1887”          September 1991

“Lawrence O’Bryan Alford”                                       March 1992

“Katherine Bailey Alford Echols and Her Family”     Winter 1998

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Winstead 1911 NC1, Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC2, Henry Hardy 1826 NC3, Exum 1788 NC4.

 

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CHARLIE C. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—20 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            The Reverend Charlie C. Alford, 74, of 492 Slocumb Road, Fayetteville, died Friday in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. The funeral was held on Wednesday [March 17] at Cape Fear Conference in Erwin. Burial was at Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Reverend Alford was the pastor of Green’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Lillington. A brother, Lee Alford, of Miami and a sister, Lena Walker, of Fayetteville, survives him.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 March 1925, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lula P. Alford, in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists Charlie C. Alford born on 18 March 1925 in Dare Co., NC, black, widowed.

            NC Births lists Charlie Alford born 18 March 1925 in Cumberland Co., NC, son of Sidney Alford.

 

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CHARLIE CLIFTON “CLIFF” ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—28 August 2012

 

 

            Charlie Clifton Alford, age 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Born in Edgecombe County on January 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Charlie Cooper Alford and Bessie Hamlett Alford. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Vivian “Bunny” Alford; brothers, James Edward Alford, Julian Glynn Alford, William Cooper Alford and Roy David Alford; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Alford; brother-in-law, Marcus Wiley Johnson; great-granddaughter, Riley Grace Killebrew; and son-in-law, Timothy Lee Pridgen.

            Cliff was a truck driver for Trinity Industries and retired after 32 years of service. He was also a longtime member of West Mount Baptist Church.

            A devoted father, grandfather and brother, he leaves behind his daughter, Vickie Alford Pridgen; son, Allen Dale Alford and wife Glenda Smith Alford; grandchildren, Clifton Lee Pridgen and wife Monica, Katie Elizabeth Pridgen, Allen Blair Alford and wife Diana, and Mary Lindsay Alford; and great-grandchildren, Bryson Lee Pridgen, Abby Nicole Pridgen, Michael Landon Alford, Emilie Kay Alford, and Matthew Peyton Killebrew. Cliff will also be remembered by his brothers, Robert Earl Alford (Joyce), Harold Ray Alford (Donnie) of Miami FL, and Kenneth Lewis Alford (Jean); sisters, Nannie Alford Johnson of Ahoskie, Louise Alford Wainright (Rex) of Winterville; and sisters-in-law, Gaynelle Flowers Alford, Carolyn Duke Alford and Betty Jean Blackford.

            The family will receive friends and relatives 11:00am to 12:30pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. A service to remember Cliff will be held at 12:30pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim Hogan officiating. Burial will follow at Red Oak Cemetery.

            Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount NC 27804. You may share memories and condolences with the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Charlie C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) but list his birth date as 23 Jan 1928, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vivian “Bunny” Parker Alford; brothers James Edward Alford and William Cooper “Bill” Alford; and his grandmother Mary Louise Sexton Walker Alford in this compilation.

            His name at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home includes his nickname, Cliff.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Charlie Clifton 1928 NC1, Charlie Cooper 1898 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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CHARLIE MILTON ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Thursday, 8 March 2007

 

            Charlie Milton Alford, 74, of Pinecrest Road, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Thomasville and other times at the home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 August 1932, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            NC Births lists Charlie Milton Alford born 8 Aug 1931 in Conrad Hill, Davidson Co., NC, the son of Millard Clemard Alford.

 

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CHRISTINE ALFORD BENTON

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ October 2008

 

 

RALEIGH—Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, 93, of 4829 Rembert Dr., died Wednesday morning at her home. She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Martha Blanche Sykes and George Augustus Alford. Mrs. Benton was a graduate of East Carolina University and gave the first classical piano recital at East Carolina. She was a retired schoolteacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

            In addition to her parents her husband, Kenneth Benton; sisters and brothers, Josephine Pate Jones, Paul Alford, Mayard Shelby Alford and Aline Blowe, preceded her in death.

            Funeral service will be held 2 pm Saturday at Millbrook Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery Mausoleum.

            She is survived by her devoted sister, Geraldine A. Hall; nephews, George Lyman Hall, Ronald, Larry and Michael Alford; nieces, Virginia Brown and Patricia Christenson; great niece, Mary Catherine Hall and great nephew, George Lawrence Hall.

            The family will receive friends 12:30—1:45 pm Saturday prior to the service at Millbrook Baptist Church, 1519 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh and other times at the home.

            Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

 

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FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Friday, 10 October 2008

 

RALEIGH—Christine “Tena” Alford Benton, 93, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, 2008 at her home

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Saturday, Oct. 11) at Millbrook Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery Mausoleum.

            She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Martha Blanche Sykes and George Augustus Alford. She was a graduate of East Carolina University and a retired school teacher at Governor Morehead School for the Blind.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Benton; sisters and brothers, Josephine Pate Jones, Paul Alford, Mayard Shelby Alford and Aline Blowe.

            Surviving: sister, Geraldine A. Hall; four nephews; two nieces; two great-nieces and one great-nephew.

            The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at Millbrook Baptist Church.

            Arrangements handled by Funeral Home, Wendell; www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine A. Benton (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 March 1915, last residence Emerald Isle, Carteret Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Aline Alford Blowe, Geraldine Alford Hall, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Christine 1915 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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CHRISTINE KEARNS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 19 November 2011

 

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GREENSBORO—Mrs. Christine Kearns Alford, 80, of 401 Woodlake Drive, Greensboro died on November 13, 2011 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

            Christine was born to the late Alexander and Elvira V. Kearns on Saturday, August 8, 1931. She attended school in Randolph County and Attended William Penn High School in High Point, NC. She later married Oscar William Alford, her childhood sweetheart. They lived in Trinity, NC until 1977, when they moved their family to reside in Greensboro, NC.

            During her Christian matriculation as a member of First Baptist Church, she was devoted to and an active member who diligently served on the ministries of Senior Choir, Mass Choir, Progressive Women’s Club, and the Missionary’s Circle. Sister Alford also served as the Church Clerk.

            Christine was preceded in death by her parents, Elvira and Alexander Kearns, step-father, Joseph Summers, loving sisters, Marzella K. Brannon, Julianne Kearns, and brother, Buddy Kearns.

            She leaves to cherish loving and everlasting memories her devoted husband, Oscar William “Billy” Alford; faithful children, Priscilla Diane (Stanley) Turner, Beverly Elaine Lucas, Oscar Dwayne (Rhonda) Alford, and Roderick Alexander Alford; four beautiful grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Candace Victoria Lucas, Jessica Shardae Alford, Perry Jamal Lucas, and Roderick Alexander Alford II; sisters-in-law, Sadie A. Bennett, Georgia Alford, and Evelyn J. Alford; special sister, Barbara McKeithen; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

            Funeral service will be 2 pm, Sunday, November 20, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 12504 Trinity Rd, Trinity, NC, with Rev. Robin F. Plummer, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Community Cemetery. Family visitation will be at the church on Sunday, 1:30 to 2 p.m. and other times at the residence.

            Johnson and Sons Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.johnsonandsonsinc.com.

 

 

Photo from Trinity Cemetery #2, Randolph Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eddie Hamblin

 

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

 

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CHRISTINE PRINCE ALFORD

 

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Photo and dates from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Raleigh, NC

 

January 22, 1934 - June 15, 2008

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 16 June 2008

 

            Christine Alford, 74, died Sunday, June 15, 2008. She was a devoted and loving mother.

            She is survived by her sons, Ronald David Prince and Carl Richard “Ricky” Prince both of Raleigh; daughters, Sandra Allen of Selma and Edith Separk of Franklinton; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Knotts Grove Christian Assembly in Oxford. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2008 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christine Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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CLARA MAE ALFORD SMITH

 

[We are also including her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

THE OBSERVER

Charlotte, NC—30 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004

 

MT. HERMAN, LA—Mrs. Smith, 93, died on Monday, December 29, 2003, at Presbyterian Hospital [Charlotte, NC].

            Born on November 6, 1910, in Mt. Herman, Louisiana, Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late Eugene B. Alford and Lorena Smith Alford and a graduate of Soule Business College in New Orleans. She was first employed as a secretary with Freeport Sulphur Co. in Louisiana and later became the Director of Volunteer Services for Runnels Hospital in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. She was a member of the Cape Coral United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Florida.

            Surviving are two sons, Randolph A. Smith and his wife, Barbara, of Warminster, Pennsylvania and R. Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Sheryl, of Charlotte; her grandchildren, Randy Smith and his wife, Jen, Stacey Smith Ward and her husband, Scott, Scott Smith, Brett Smith, and Katie Kyle; and one great-grandchild, Olivia Smith.

            Her husband, Homer A. Smith preceded her in death.

            A graveside service was held on Friday, January 2, 2004, at Bogue Chita [sic—Bogue Chitto] Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Herman, Louisiana. Hankins & Whittington Dilworth Chapel handled arrangements.

 

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PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, PA—30 December 2003

 

            Clara Mae (nee Alford), 93, of Charlotte, NC died December 29, 2003, survived by 2 sons, Randolph A. Smith and his wife Barbara ofWarminster, PA and R. Jeffrey Smith and his wife, Sheryl of Charlotte, NC, 5 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Her husband Homer A. Smith preceded her in death. A graveside service will be held at 11 A.M. Fri., Jan. 2, 2004 at Bogue Chita Baptist Church Cemetery in Mt. Herman, LA. Poole Funeral Home, Bogalusa, LA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm Clara’s birth and death dates (SS# issued in LA), last residence Charlotte, NC.

            See the obituaries of her father, Eugene Booth Alford; and brothers Raymond Gene Alford Sr. and Roy Smith Alford in this compilation.

            Mt. Hermon is misspelled in Clara’s obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Clara Mae 1910 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLEO SAVONNE BUNN ALFORD

Wife of Stephen Harold Alford, AAFA #0642

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 8 January 2012

 

CLAYTON—Cleo Bunn Alford, 96, passed away on January 7, 2012. Funeral will be held Monday, January 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Clayton with Dr. Mark White officiating.

            She is survived by her brother, Marvin Bunn and wife, Peggy of Clayton.

            The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Johnston County SPCA, 720 Durham St., Clayton, NC 27520. Condolences may be made to the family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements by McLaurin at Pinecrest, Funerals & Cremations, Clayton.

 

Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Clayton, Johnston Co., NC,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathan Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleo B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 July 1915, last residence not listed.

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

 

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CONNIE G. ALFORD TART

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 13 April 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

BUTNER—The funeral for Mrs. Connie Alford Tart, 48, of 1205-A C St., who died Tuesday, April 11, will be conducted at 4 p.m. Friday at the Eakes Funeral Home chapel in Creedmoor.... Burial will be in Carolina Memorial Gardens in Creedmoor. Mrs. Tart was a native of Wake County and a member of Butner Presbyterian Church. She was employed by John Umstead Hospital.

            Surviving are her husband, Mr. Thomas A. “Tommie” Tart; a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline T. Beam of Stem; her father, Mr. Jessie W. Alford of Wilmington; two brothers, Mr. Sonnie Alford and Mr. Jackie Alford, both of Knightdale; and a granddaughter.

            The family will receive visitors from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Connie G. Tart (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Sept 1946, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her father, Jessie Willard Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Connie 1946 NC1, Jessie Willard 1923 NC2, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC3, Sidney A. 1858 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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CONSTANCE WILHELMENIA BOYD ALFORD JENKINS

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 23 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral service for Mrs. Constance Wilhelmenia Boyd Alford Jenkins, 54, of 509 Roosevelt St., will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Dr. V.E. Brown officiating. Burial Beechwood Cemetery. She was a graduate of the Durham City School System and attended Durham Technical Community College, and Rutledge College.

            She was an employee of Duke University Medical Center, Durham City School, North Carolina Central, and most recently Austin Quality Foods of Cary NC, where she was a supervisor.

            Surviving are her husband, Eric L. Alford; a daughter, Wilhelmenia Alford, of Cleveland; a son, Deryl A. Boyd; grandson, Aderyl Montrel Boyd, of Oxford; her mother, Mamie C. Boyd; sisters, Brenda Boyd and Denise K. Forbes, of Charlotte; brother, Arthur B. Boyd, Jr., MD of Cleveland; and aunts, Ruby H. Chalmers and Gerthia K. Chalmers, of Sanford, Liller Hankins Hamilton, of Jacksonville, and Charlotte Swann, of Greensboro; uncle Ernest Swann of Greensboro Rev. Prince Hamilton of Jacksonville, NC; a nieces, and nephew.

            Arrangements by Fisher Funeral parlor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            NC Deaths lists Constance Wilhelmina Jenkins, born 27 Sept 1945 in DC, died 18 Nov 1999 in Durham, father’s last name Boyd, divorced, black.

 

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CORA BELLE MILLER ALFORD

 

[Although she died in FL, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to NC.]

 

Photo from her great-grandson Paul Alford – used with permission

 

John Webster “Jack” Alford, son of Cora Belle—also from Paul Alford

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 15 November 1986

 

THOMASVILLE—Funeral for Mrs. Cora Belle Miller Alford, 88, a former resident of 806 Fisher Ferry St. who died Thursday [November 13] in Miami, will be 2 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery.

            She was a Davidson County native and a Baptist.

            Survivors are daughter, Mrs. Hazel Maxine Mir of Coral Gables, Fla.; son Howard Lee Alford of Hampton, Va.; sisters, Misses Laura and Carrie Miller and Mrs. Paul Smith of High Point; four grandchildren.

            The family will be at the funeral home 7–9 p.m. today.

 

 

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Photos from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1898 and died _____ Nov 1986, last residence, Miami, Miami-Dade Co., FL.

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

 

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CORINZER RAYMOND ALFORD, JR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 October 1990

 

            Mr. Corinzer R. Alford Jr., 63, of 5225 Christenbury Rd. died Oct. 28, 1990, at Mercy Hospital. Funeral is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, where he was a member. Burial will be in Beatties Ford Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 7 to 8 tonight at Grier Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, a Mecklenburg County native, was a retired chef and a Navy veteran. He was co-owner of M&J Greenhouse and had earned an associate degree in food service management from Central Piedmont Community College. He was a member of CEC American Academy of Chef Cooks and the Charlotte chapter of American Culinary Federation. He also was president of Torrence Lytle Alumni Association and a member of N.C. A&T State Alumni.

            Survivors are his wife, Mary; son, Gregory Alford; mother, Mrs. Connie Alford; brothers, Nathaniel Alford, Fred Alford; sisters, Mrs. Juanita Preston of Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Ernestine Camp of Mitchellville, Md., Mrs. Wilma Boyd of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. Constance Talford of Decatur, Ga., Mrs. Henrietta McClain, Mrs. Carolinda Young, Mrs. Delores Reid, Ms. Lucille Holtzclaw, Mrs. Patricia Williams.

            The body will lie in state at the church from 1:30 p.m. Wednesday until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church building fund, 2806 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, N.C. 28206.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Corinzer R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 Dec 1926, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his brother Nathaniel Alford in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists Corinzer Alford Jr., died 28 Oct 1990 in Charlotte, born 1 Dec 1926 in NC, black, married, age 63.

            NC Death Certificates lists his probable father, Corinzer Raymond Alford, died 26 June 1963 in Charlotte, age 64, born 25 Sept 1898 in Darlington, SC, black, spouse Connie Brockington Alford, father Alexander Alford, mother Martha James.

            His SSDI record says he was born 25 Sept 1893; his WWI Draft Registration Card says he was born 14 Nov 1895.

 

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CURTIS GENE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 December 1994

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Gene Alford, 47, of Lexington died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1994.

            Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Davidson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Curtis G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Feb 1947, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

 

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CYNTHIA CARPENTER HARRIS ALFORD

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—18 June 2012

 

LINCOLNTON—Cynthia Carpenter Harris Alford, 52, of Huss Street, died June 15, 2012. She was born on March 2, 1960 in Gaston Co., a daughter of Mary Alice Smith Carpenter of Kings Mountain and the late Donald Keith Carpenter.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Carpenter’s Funeral Home with Rev. George Townsend officiating with burial at a later date in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

            Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.

 

In another article:

 

Carpenter’s Funeral Home

Cherryville, NC—_____ June 2012

 

 

            Cynthia Carpenter Harris Alford, 52, of Huss St., died June 15, 2012. She was born on March 2, 1960 in Gaston Co., a daughter of Mary Alice Smith Carpenter of Kings Mountain and the late Donald Keith Carpenter. Mrs. Alford was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and a homemaker.

            In addition to her father she is preceded in death by a sister Allison Jeanene Carpenter in 2007.

            Survivors include her husband Dennis Dewey Alford, four children Lisa Harris Anthony and husband Woodie of Crouse, Jennifer Nichole Harris of Lincolnton, Robert Keith Harris of Lincolnton and Chassie Renea Alford of Lincolnton, six grandchildren, and two sisters Keitha Carpenter Reep and husband Greg of Kings Mountain and Vanessa Henderson of Forest City.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 8:00pm at Carpenter’s Funeral Home with Rev. George Townsend officiating with burial at a later date in City Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home from 6:30 - 7:45pm.

            Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church, 3413 E. NC 150 Hwy., Lincolnton, NC 28092.

            Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DALLAS LLOYD ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0340

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 20 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

ROCKY MOUNT [Edgecombe Co.]—Friends and family will pay tribute today to former state Sen. Dallas L. Alford, who died Thursday [December 17] of pneumonia after a battle with cancer. He was 84.

            A slightly built man with a face like Jimmy Stewart, Mr. Alford was known in the General Assembly for his low-key, highly effective style of politicking, said former House Speaker Joe Mavretic.

            “He was a real level person,” said Mr. Mavretic, who served for four years with Mr. Alford. “He was a real pleasant, kind, gentle man... He never made a big to-do about anything. He worked carefully, though he got a lot of things done.”

            A Democrat, Mr. Alford spent two decades serving in the state Senate. His major accomplishments were the establishment of elementary schools for deaf children in Greensboro and Wilson, and the building of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson, Mavretic said.

            Before that, the state’s deaf children had to be educated in Morganton, in Western North Carolina.

            He really was the patron saint of the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf in Wilson,” Mr. Mavretic said. The school’s vocational training wing is named after Mr. Alford.

            “There aren’t a lot of votes in that... But he just used his influence, which was considerable, to push for it. That speaks volumes about him as a man.”

            The son of the late Dallas L. and Sallie Pope Alford, Mr. Alford was born in Durham and attended Duke University.

            He owned an insurance and realty company in Rocky Mount and was past State president of the Jaycees.

            He was a Rocky Mount alderman between 1939 and 1942, winning his first bid for elective office by two votes. During World War II, he left office to join the U.S. Navy, serving as a lieutenant commander.

            He returned to Rocky Mount in 1946, and two years later won election to the Nash County Board of Commissioners. Eventually he became its chairman.

Between 1959 and 1983, Mr. Alford served 20 years in the state Senate.

            He held a variety of posts in the Senate, including chairman of the Education Committee. At one time, when attendance was so poor that committee meetings were being canceled for lack of a quorum, Mr. Alford began awarding door prizes to those who attended. The committee had nearly perfect attendance as a result.

            Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Glenn G. Alford; two daughters, Cathy A. Duncan of Cary and Margarette Rivenbark of Charlotte; two sons, Dallas L. Alford III of Chapel Hill and Benjamin G. Alford of New Bern; and 10 grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Rocky Mount, of which he was a member. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home, 100 Wildwood Ave. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 100 South Church St.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 20 December 1992

 

EX-SENATOR, PEANUT PUSHER DALLAS ALFORD DIES AT 84

 

            Former N.C. Sen. Dallas Alford Jr., who was known for leaving bags of peanuts on each senator’s desk to promote the peanut industry of his home county, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1992. He was 84.

            Mr. Alford, who served 20 years in the N.C. Senate, represented peanut-rich Nash County and lived in Rocky Mount.

            In February 1965 while making one of his famous “peanut runs” around the Senate chamber, Mr. Alford inadvertently failed to leave a bag on the lectern of then-Lt. Gov. Robert Scott, who was presiding over the Senate.

            Scott took notice.

            “I’d like to remind the gentleman from Nash,” Scott announced on the floor with a grin, “that the chair likes peanuts, too.”

            Mr. Alford promptly dispatched a bag to Scott’s lectern.

            Throughout his career, Mr. Alford led various task forces dealing with state issues. In 1961, then-Gov. Terry Sanford appointed Mr. Alford to head a committee to study the operation of public welfare programs in North Carolina. Mr. Alford told The Observer in an interview that the state should support “workable welfare programs.” He also said the public was often kept in dark about the facts behind the programs.

            A graduate of Duke University, he was former chairman of the Nash Board of County Commissioners and past president of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners. He was past state president of the Jaycees and a former alderman for the City of Rocky Mount.

            Mr. Alford’s funeral is 2 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church of Rocky Mount where he was a member. Burial will follow at Pineview Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home is in charge.

            Survivors are his wife, Glenn; sons, Dallas Alford III of Chapel Hill, Benjamin Alford of New Bern; daughters, Ms. Cathy Duncan of Cary, Ms. Margarette Rivenbark of Charlotte: 10 grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 100 S. Church St., Rocky Mount, N.C.

 

In another article:

 

North Carolina. Secretary of State.

North Carolina manual [serial] (Volume 1967)

page 41 of 59

 

            Dallas L. Alford, Jr., Democrat, of Nash County, representing the Eighth Senatorial District, was born in Durham, N.C. Son of Dallas Lloyd Alford, Sr., and Sally Kate (Pope) Alford. Attended Durham High School; Duke University. Realtor. Owner and operator of Alford Insurance & Realty Company; Past President Rocky Mount Realtors Association and Rocky Mount Mutual Insurance Agents Association. Member Board of Aldermen, City of Rocky Mount, 1939-1942; Nash County Board of Commissioners, 1948-1958, Chairman, 1952-1958; North Carolina Traffic Safety Authority, 1966. Chairman Nash County Board of Health, 1952- 1958; Chairman of the Commission to study Welfare Problems for the State of North Carolina, 1962. Mutual Insurance Agent of the Year for North and South Carolina, 1966-1967. Member Commission for the Study of Revenue Structure of the State, 1957-1958; member Lodge 1038, B.P.O.E.; 40 and 8; Kiwanis Club; Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount, N.C; Delta Sigma Phi Social Fraternity. Lt. Commander U.S. Navy, 1942-1946. Past President North Carolina Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rocky Mount Junior Chamber of Commerce and North Carolina County Commissioners Association; Director Peoples Bank & Trust Company, Rocky Mount, N.C.; Citizens Savings & Loan Association, Rocky Mount, N.C. and Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce. Chairman Twin County Law Enforcement Executive Committee; Commander American Legion, 1948. State Senator in the General Assembly of 1959, 1961 and 1965. Methodist; member Official Board of First Methodist Church, Rocky Mount, N.C, 1938-1965. Married Margarette Glenn Griffin, November 17, 1945. Children: Dallas L., III, Benjamin G., Margarette G. and Catherine Elizabeth. Address: 100 Wildwood Avenue, Rocky Mount, N.C.

 

 

 

Photos from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dallas L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 August 1908, last residence Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Glenn Griffin Alford, in this compilation.

            Dallas first married Betsy Odum, who died of leukemia. They apparently had no children. Her dates of birth and death are different on her death certificate than on her gravestone.

            Dallas attended AAFA’s 1990 Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC.

            Benjamin Glenn Alford, son of Dallas, is AAFA #0677.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Dallas Lloyd 1908 NC1, Dallas Lloyd 1889 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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DANNY LANE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 18 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

Danny Lane Alford

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—Danny Lane Alford, 53, of 1069 Old Zebulon Road, died suddenly on Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Rex Healthcare. Danny was born April 6, 1948, in Wake County, to the late Carlton Alford and Inez Wall Alford. He graduated from Vaden Whitley High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Danny was Deputy Director for Security with Wake County Sheriff’s Department, Detention Division.

            Funeral service: 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Burial, church cemetery.

            Surviving: sister, Rose A. Wheeler of Wendell; nieces, Jennene W. Faulkner and her husband, Ronnie of Wendell, Renee W. Driver of Zebulon and Hannah Rose Driver of Zebulon; nephew, Jamy Wheeler of Wendell.

            In addition to his parents, Danny was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Alford.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2001, at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home of Rose A. Wheeler, 1826 Hwy, 231, Wendell, NC 27591….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            NC Deaths lists Danny Lane Alford born 6 Apr 1948 in Wake Co., NC, never married.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John F. Alford 1818 NC–1884 NC.

            His lineage: Danny Lane 1948 NC1, Carlton 1912 NC2, Walton John 1886 NC3, John William 1856 NC4, John F. 1818 NC5.

 

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DAVID ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 6 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—David Alford, 75, of 119 Franklin St., Rowland, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            Mr. Alford was an Army veteran.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m., Monday at New Hope United Methodist Church, Rowland. Burial with military honors in New Hope Cemetery, Rowland.

            Viewing: 1 to 6 p.m. today in Jackson Funeral Home in Rowland.

            Survivors: Daughters, Davida Cooper, Lynn Baker and Dianne Grant; brother Mack; sister Elizabeth Black; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 March 1930, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            NC Births lists David Alford born 30 March 1931 in Robeson Co., the son of Ezekiel Alford and Janie Chavis, African American.

 

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DAVID ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 27 March 2006

 

HIGH POINT—Mr. David Alford Jr., 74, died March 23, 2006.

            A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Tuesday at Love and Faith Christian Fellowship in Greensboro. Haizlip Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 March 1932, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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DAVID WILSON ALFORD

Father of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) on the same day.]

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 October 2002

 

            Mr. David Wilson Alford, age 87, of St. Mary’s Road, Hillsborough [Orange Co.], died at Durham Regional Hospital on Monday, October 7, 2002. Mr. Alford was a native of Franklin County but lived most of his life in Wake County. He was the son of the late Joseph Lee Alford and Pattie Wynn Alford. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the United States Army and World War II. He retired after 36 years as an electrician with Electrical Equipment Company in Raleigh. Mr. Alford was a member of North Durham Baptist Church.

            He is survived by his wife of 53 years Ruby Morris Alford, one son, Michael Rives Alford of New York; two daughters, Aultney Jordan Edwards of Hillsborough and Susan Beth Carroll of Zebulon; two brothers, Roy H. Alford of Raleigh and Eugene V. Alford of Hot Springs, Ark.; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

            A Chapel Service will be held Thursday at 10AM in the Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum….

            The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at Hudson Funeral Home and other times at the home….

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Sept 1915.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruby Morris Alford; and siblings Iantha Doris Alford Pruitt and Roy Hines Alford in this compilation.

            David is listed with his family in Franklin Co., NC, in 1920: Joseph L. 33 and Pattie L. with Louis 10, William R. 7, David W. 4 and Roy H. 1.

            David’s WWII Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry.com) says he was born in Wake Co., NC, enlisted at Fort Bragg on 2 May 1945, and was married. He married Ruby Inez Morris in 1948.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Wilson 1915 NC1, Joseph Lee 1888 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DEBORAH BEDDARD ODOM HALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Thursday, 2 November 2006

 

MAYSVILLE [Jones Co.]—Deborah Beddard Halford, 53, of Maysville, died Oct. 31, 2006 at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

            A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sayland Funeral Home in Maysville. Inurnment will be in Coastal Carolina Veterans Cemetery at a later date.

            She was a Marine Corps veteran, a cab driver with Yellow Cab in Jacksonville and an employee of Coastal Enterprises.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Rodney Odom.

            Survivors include are her husband, Scott W. Halford of Maysville; her mother, Lillian Hayden Otis of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; brothers, Jeff Otis of Ganesvoort, N.Y., and Frank Marra of Galway, N.Y.; and her sister, Margarita Lupi of Stillwater, N.Y....

 

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Photo from Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from William L. Silliman - silliman@hotmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DELORES ANN “LEE LEE” ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 19 January 2008

 

 

GREENSBORO—Ms. Delores Ann “Lee Lee” Alford, of 1336 S. Ashe Street, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, at Moses H. Cone Hospital.

            Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, January 20, at Hayes Memorial United Holy Church. Interment will follow in Piedmont Memorial Park.

            A native of Guilford County, she was formerly employed at Convatec.

            She is survived by her children, Virgil Allen Jarrell, Jr. and Ebony Lekesha Jarrell both of the home; her father and stepmother, William D. and Beatrice Alford of Greensboro; one brother, Willis Miles Mahatha, Sr. of Greensboro; four sisters, Tonjia Alford, Daisy Motley and Penny Alford all of Greensboro and Pamela Alford of Rowland, N.C.; her long-time companion, Virgil Allen Jarrell of Greensboro also survives her.

            .... The family is being served by Allen and Associates Mortuary, Inc., 508 Summit Avenue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delores A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 July 1960, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            NC Births lists Delores A. Alford born 27 July 1960 in Guilford Co., father William David Alford.

 

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DONALD EUGENE ALFORD

Brother of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 11 June 1955

 

HIGH POINT, June 11—Donald E. Alford, 16, died at his home here Friday. He had been in critical condition for four weeks.

            He was born in Davie County. He attended Sunday school at Pilgrim Holiness Church.

            Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Lewis Alford; four brothers, Jimmy, Jerry, Hansell, and Charlie Alford, all of the home; one sister, Jeanette Alford, of the home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Hendrix of Route 3, Lexington; and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Alford of Winston-Salem.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Turner Creek Baptist Church near Courtney. Officiating will be the Rev. Eugene Gentry, pastor, and the Rev. Worth Pugh, pastor of Cloverdale Church of the Living God. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

 

Photo from Turners Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Yadkinvile, Yadkin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margo McGrath

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Cassie Brown Alford; and half-brother Venice Gilmer Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Donald Eugene 1938 NC1, Prentiss Lewis 1904 LA2, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS3, Julius C. 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DONNIE LEANEAU ALFORD

 

No source (clipping posted at Find A Grave)

_____, SC—_____September 1978

 

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Donnie L. Alford, 57, died Sunday at a local hospital.

            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Smith Brothers Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be Devotion Gardens Cemetery in Marion [Marion Co., SC].

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of the late Fred Alford and Mrs. Laura Allen Alford.

            Surviving, in addition to his mother of Marion, are: his widow, Mrs. Eula Coats Alford of Wilmington; a brother, Thorton L. Alford of Marion; four sisters, Mrs. J.P. Graham of Marion, Mrs. Clyde Cooper of Mullins, Mrs. Willard Dix of Conway and Mrs. Jay Sellers of Socastee; several nieces and nephews.

FAG photo requested 1/25/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donnie Alford (SS# issued in SY) was born 18 Oct 1920, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Eula Bell Coates Alford; his parents, James Fred Alford and Laura Allen Alford; and his sisters Doris L. Alford Cooper and Gertie Alford Dix in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Donnie Leaneau 1920 SC1, James Fred 1888 SC2, Samuel P. 1860 SC3, James T. 1830 SC4, Levi Solomon 1800 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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DORIS ALFORD MCGHEE

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Doris Alford McGhee, 73, resident of Knight Dr. died Monday, September 3, 2001. Mrs. McGhee was born in Durham, the daughter of the late Herald McKinley Alford and Fannie Barton Alford. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rand McGhee. She was retired from the Durham Merchants Association/ Credit Bureau after 45 years of service. She was a charter member of First Free Will Baptist Church and was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir.

            Surviving are two sons, Randy McGhee and wife, Cathy, of Hillsborough, and Terry McGhee and wife, Rhonda of Durham; and two grandsons, Chris McGhee, of Raleigh, and Lance McGhee, of Durham.

            Funeral Service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel.... Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 7-9 at Clements Funeral Home, in Durham. Pallbearers will be Charles Alford, Wayne Alford, George Couch, Doug Davis, Phil Hill and Randy Vaughn

 

Photo from Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Durham, Durham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris A. McGhee (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Jan 1928, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Fannie Barton Alford, in this compilation.

            Her father, Herald Alford, may have been the Herald Alford b. 1907, son of Marcus C. and Minda Alford listed in the 1920 Franklin Co. census.

 

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DORIS MARIE BARNHILL ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 27 December 2009

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Doris Barnhill Alford, 71, of 118 Dedmond Court, died Dec. 25, 2009, at Lexington Health Care Center.

            Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Monday, December 28, 2009

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Doris Barnhill Alford, 71, died Friday, Dec 25, 2009. Funeral will be Tuesday, 11 a.m. in Bright Light Freewill Baptist Church. J.C. Green & Sons F.H.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Apr 1938, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son Stanley Steven Alford in this compilation. It includes her middle name and her husband’s name, Furnie James Alford.

 

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DORIS MOORE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—12 November 2000

 

RALEIGH—Doris M. Alford, 65, of 3830 Blue Ridge Road, died Friday November 10, 2000. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Nellie Hicks and Lyman Moore and was preceded in death by two brothers, Horace L. Moore and Douglas E. Moore.

            She was a retired bookkeeper after 38 years of service and was a member of South Main Baptist Church.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Vassar officiating.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son Billy Alford and his wife, Cindy of Knightdale; sisters, Janie Rambeaut of Wendell, and Mary Norris of Cary; brother, Lyman D. Moore Jr. of Ocala, Fla.

            Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 Monday evening at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest, and at the home of Mary Norris 422 Walnut St., Cary at all other times.

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1934, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

 

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DOROTHY BAKER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—1 August 2001

 

RALEIGH—Dorothy Baker Alford died July 30, 2001, at Rex Hospital.

            She was born in Wake Co., September 9, 1914, to Henry Kearney and Minnie Baker.

            Her husband, W. Harold Alford preceded her in death in 1994 after 58 years of marriage along with a granddaughter and a brother Henry Kearney Baker.

            The funeral service will be at Pilot Baptist Church Thursday, August 2nd at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jesse Mooney officiating. Burial, Alford Family Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was church treasurer and teacher for many years in her service for the Lord.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to Pilot Baptist Church Tape Ministry 8103 NC 39, Zebulon, NC 27597.

            Surviving: son, James H. Alford and wife, Vickie of Raleigh; daughters, Barbara Jones and husband Winston of Raleigh and Nancy Perry and husband, Ron, Sr., of Wendell eight grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren survive “Ma”; sister Louise Baker Rolling and husband Jimmy of Goldsboro and special nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends 78:30 p.m. Wednesday Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon; other times at the home of Jim and Vickie Alford, 3209 Huntleigh Dr., Raleigh. Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon is serving the Alford Family 919-269-6600.

 

 

 

Photos from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Dorothy B. Alford (SS# issued in NC), but list her death date as 31 July 2001, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

 

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DOROTHY HELLA KURSELL ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Friday, 11 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

MIDWAY PARK [Onslow Co.]—Dorothy Kursell Alford, 81, of Midway Park, died Nov. 9, 2005, at her home.

            A service will be held at a later date in Logan, Ohio.

            She worked with the American Red Cross in Germany during World War II. She was a member of the Onslow County Craft Guild for over 20 years, was a member of the DAV Auxiliary Chapter 16 for 25 years and a member of the FFA.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Talmadge Alford.

            Survivors include three sons, Walter Alford of Logan, Ohio, Michael Alford of San Jose, Calif., and Roy Alford of Jacksonville; two daughters, June Monk of Circleville, Ohio, and Susan Phillips of Gore, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alexander Kursell of Brazil.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Jones Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

 

In another article:

 

Cardaras Funeral Home

Logan, Hocking Co., OH

 

            Dorothy Hella Alford, 81, of Midway Park, North Carolina formerly of Logan passed away November 9, 2005 at her residence. She was born November 12, 1923 in Talin, Estonia. Dorothy was married to the late Talmadge D. Alford who passed away in 1982.

            She is survived by three sons, Walter (Dianne) Alford of Logan, Michael (Jan) Alford of Santa Clara, California, and Roy (Judy) Alford of Jacksonville, N.C., two daughters, June (Terry) Monk of Nelsonville, and Susan Phillips of Logan, thirteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren, and one brother Alexander (Christine) von Kursell of Brazil.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 15, at 1 P.M., at Cardaras Funeral Home, 183 E. Second St., Logan.... Interment will be at Shaw cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 12 Nov 1923, last residence Midway Park, Onslow Co., NC.

            NC Deaths lists Talmadge Dewitt Alford, born 4 Apr 1924 in KY, married, age 58, resident of Onslow Co., NC, died 28 Feb 1982, in Veterans Hospital, Durham, Durham Co., NC. He was buried out of state. Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry.com) lists Talmage D. Alford with that birth date in Boyd Co., KY, mother, Florence Alford.

            SSDI records show that Talmadge Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 4 Apr 1924 and died _____ Feb 1982, last benefit mailed to Midway Park, Onslow, NC.

            The WWII Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry.com) for Talmadge D. Alford says he was born in KY, lived in Hocking Co., OH, enlisted on 28 Jan 1946 in Shelbyville, IN, and was married.

 

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DOROTHY TROTT ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 25 January 2012

 

 

            Dorothy Trott Alford, 82, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, January 23, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            She was born in Carteret County, NC (Stella) on November 28, 1929 daughter of the late Eli G. Trott and Lucinda Smith Trott. Her husband, Billy Lawrence Alford passed away in 2002.

            Mrs. Alford was a registered nurse for over fifty years working first with James Walker Hospital and later retiring from New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington. She was a member of Brookfield Church of God and loved her Lord and her family.

            Surviving are her daughter, Karen Parker and husband Vernon of Shallotte, NC; her son, Steven Alford and wife Wanda of Wilmington; grandchildren, Ashley and April Parker and Jeremy and Steven Alford, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Alexis Alford and Braydon Parker; sisters, Letha T. Parker and Dollie Morris of Stella, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

            Six brothers and one sister preceded her in death.

            A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 26, 2012, at Brookfield Church of God, 131 Elliott Drive, Wilmington, NC, 28405. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, 1311 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington. Officiating will be the Rev. Jerry Smith, the Rev. Jerry Andrews, and the Rev. Maurice Milligan.

            The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 South College Road, Wilmington, NC.

            In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to Brookfield Church of God. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.

 

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

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

 

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DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 2 March 2007

 

BLADENBORO [Bladen Co.]—Douglas Alford, 50, of 503 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church. Burial in Singletary Cemetery in Butters. Visitation, 2 to 6 p.m. today at Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton.

            Survived by: Wife, Joyce; son, Antonio; daughters, Hope and Shannon; brothers, Parnellus and Wallace; sisters, Joyce Davis, JoAnn Garcia and Angela; and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Douglas Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Nov 1956, last residence not listed.

            NC Births lists Douglas Alford, born 1956 in Bladen Co., son of Willie Alford Jr.

 

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ERNEST ALFORD, JR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—20 December 2011

 

LANCASTER—Earl Lee Alford, 65, died December 17, 2011. Service 3pm, Wednesday, Crestview Baptist Church. Visitation 6-8pm, Tuesday, Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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EDDIE D. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—9 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Eddie D. Alford, 51, of Denton, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Hanes-Lineberry Sedgefield Chapel. Burial will follow in Guilford Memorial Park. Mr. Alford was of the Baptist faith, was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was employed with Fraser Plumbing of High Point.

            He is survived by his wife, Brenda F. Alford of the home; daughter, Anita Cassar of Lexington; son, Daryl Alford of Norfolk, Va.; sisters, Izzy Parrott of Florence, S.C., Vinn Jordan of Tabor City, S.C., Lynn Lockhart and Carolyn Nobles of Aynor, S.C.; and five grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie D. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 Nov 1947.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Homer Burroughs Alford and Amelia Viola “Melia” Barnhill Alford; and siblings Freeman “D.L.” Alford, Goldaphine Alford Allen, and Delly Mae Alford Jones Rabon in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Eddie D. 1947 SC1, Homer Burroughs 1898 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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EDITH JOHNSON ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 21 February 2011

 

            Edith Johnson Alford—Mrs. Alford, 105, a resident of Huntersville Oaks, Huntersville, died Saturday, February 19, 2011. She was born February 8, 1906, the daughter of Lillie Belle and Andrew Johnson of East Nassau, NY. She was a fourth cousin, twice removed, of Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President.

            Edith was raised on a farm, attended a one-room school and started High School at twelve in Chatham where she boarded. Edith graduated from Hudson Nursing School in 1926. She worked in the Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo, NY, and was a surgical nurse in Albany.

            She was predeceased by her husband, George, of 55 years; sister, Pearl McKeever; and brother, Richard Johnson. She and George lived in several cities in New York State before moving to Whispering Pines upon his retirement in 1964. Edith played golf until her late eighties and was an avid bridge player.

            She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne (Fred) Pease, of Huntersville; grandchildren, Audri Baker of Huntersville and Jeffrey (Nancy) Pease of Williamsville, NY; and great-grandchildren, Kevin and Diana Baker and Evan and Jared Pease.

            A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Cornelius. The family will meet friends following the service.

            The family thanks the staff of Huntersville Oaks for the wonderful care Edith received.

            Memorials may be sent to the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Resource Center, 636 Morris Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078, or the Memorial Fund of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, NC 28031.

            Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Indian Trail Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith J. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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EFFIE MOODY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WENDELL [Wake Co.]—Effie Moody Alford, 91, of Hwy 231, died on Monday morning [Feb 14] at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at Baptist Tabernacle Church. Burial in the church cemetery. Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born on January 9, 1914, in Johnston County. She was the daughter of the late Oscar B. and Lula Holder Moody. She was the widow of Sexton Alford.

            She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn A. O’Neal and her husband, Ralph, of Wendell and Sherry Alford of Apex; grandson, Kevin Dixon O’Neal; sister, Rachel Congleton of Smithfield; brother, Grady Moody of Garner; and several nieces and nephews.

 

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

            SSDI records show that Sexton Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Nov 1916 and died 17 May 1993, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            This obituary is not quoted verbatim.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sexton 1916 NC1, James Henry 1876 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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ELBERT ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

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

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

Father of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

 

[He died in North Carolina, but we are also including his obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because he spent most of his life there.]

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: 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.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            His lineage: Elbert Robert 1897 MS1, Ephraim D. 1829 SC2, Peachman 1795 VA3.

 

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ELIJAH LEE ALFORD

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Tuesday, 7 March 2006

 

            Infant Elijah Lee Alford, son of Brandy Alford and Markis Campbell, died Sunday in Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            A graveside service will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Church Cemetery. The Rev. Robert A. Fairley will officiate.

            Survivors, in addition to his parents, are grandmothers, Mary Alford and Fran Campbell; grandfathers, Leon Bostic and Brian Dockery; greatgrandmothers, Josie Alford and Sandra Campbell, all of Laurinburg.

            Morris Funeral Home is serving the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his great-grandmother Josie Lee Morrison Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELIZA ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 16 February 1895

 

MARION, Feb. 15—A report has just reached town to the effect that Mrs. Eliza Alford, aged about 80, froze to death at her home near Dysartville [sic] Tuesday night….The suffering from the cold weather in this vicinity has been intense, and all gladly welcome the sun of today, which has carried away part of the snow.

 

AAFA NOTES: Dysartsville is in McDowell Co., NC.

            In 1880, Eliza Alford, age 63 born NC, is a boarder in a home in Marion, McDowell Co., NC.

            In 1870, Eliza Alford, age 50 born NC, is living with Jones Alford, miller age 73 born NC. His parents are listed on several Ancestry.com family trees as Achilles Halford and Elizabeth Jones.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 11 February 1993

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Alford Williams, 95, of 8919 Park Rd. died Feb. 10, 1993, at Southminster retirement home. Funeral is 1:30 p.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is following the funeral. Hankins & Whittington Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Williams, a Barnesville native, had been a teacher in Dillon County, S.C., and Charlotte. She was a graduate of Coker College, a graduate student at Columbia University and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors are her brother, George Alford of Varnville, S.C.; nephews and nieces.

            Memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church building fund, 1000 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, N.C. 28204.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth A. Williams (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Sept 1897 and died _____ Feb 1993, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Elizabeth Alford Williams, white, widowed, was born 9 Sept 1897 and died 10 Feb 1993.

 

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ELIZABETH BROCKINGTON ALFORD MCMASTER

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 29 December 1987

 

Name: Elizabeth Brockinton Alford McMaster

Parents: McPherson McLean and Mrs. Margaret Alice Brockinton Alford

Spouse: Samuel Buchanan McMaster

Date of Birth/Age: Age 89

Place of Birth: Maxton [Robeson Co.], North Carolina

Date of Death: Friday

Place of Death: Article headlined Clinton

Place of Burial: First Presbyterian Church Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth McMaster (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 Jan 1898, last residence Matthews, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, McPherson McLean Alford and Margaret Alice Brockington Alford, in this compilation.

            Her obituary extract spells the maiden name of her mother and Elizabeth’s middle name incorrectly.

            From Newspaper Excerpts, “newspaper clippings in a scrapbook found in the Latta Library and presently housed at the Dillon Library,” pages 1–60: Elizabeth Brockington Alford & Samuel Buchanan McMaster, married 21 Jan 1937.

 

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ELIZABETH E. ALFORD

 

THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Saturday, 13 May 2006

 

            Elizabeth Alford, 89, of Carthage [Moore Co.], died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

            A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. Saturday at John Hall Presbyterian Church in Carthage....

            She is survived by several cousins.

            Pugh and Smith Funeral Home in Carthage handled arrangements for the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 Dec 1916, last residence Carthage, Moore Co., NC.

 

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ELIZABETH DEE CRIM HALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—15 November 1993

 

FORT MILL—Mrs. Elizabeth Dee Crim Halford, 76, retired assembly-line technician for the Blue Grass Depo in Lexington, Ky., died Nov. 13, 1993, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill. Funeral is 2 p.m. today at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill.

            Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Billie Brandenburg; brothers, Ott Crim of Winchester, Ky., Henry Crim of Richmond, Ky.; sisters, Mrs. Frances Brashear, Mrs. Katherine Epperson, Ms. Mildred Crim, all of Lexington, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth C. Halford (SS# issued in KY) was born 26 Apr 1917, last residence Fort Mill, York Co., SC.

 

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ELIZABETH WHITAKER ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—10 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Whitaker Alford, 83, formerly of Hutton St., Winston-Salem, died Wednesday, December 9, 1998, at Forsyth Medical Center. She was born May 19, 1915 in Forsyth County to Ira Winfield and Eva Duggins Whitaker. Mrs. Alford was a member of Vernon Forest Baptist Church and was retired from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 46 years of service.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Venice Lewis Alford; a daughter, Glenda Alford; a sister, Faith Coleman; and a stepfather, Walt Hill.

            Surviving are one son, Gary Alford, Sr. and wife, Donna, of Lexington; one grandson, Gary Alford, Jr., of Lexington; two great granddaughters, Jennifer Alford and Heather Alford, both of Lexington; one brother, Ira Leroy Whitaker; and one sister, Gladys Frye, both of Winston-Salem.

            Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel.... Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Venice Lewis Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Gary Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELLA FRANCES TURNER ALFORD DANIEL

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 1973

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 1973

 

ANDERSONVILLE—Mrs. Ella Turner Alford Daniel, 78, of 214 Kendall Mill Road died Tuesday afternoon at Liberty House Nursing Home following several years of declining health.

            She was born in Davidson County August 23, 1894 to Jasper and Florina Turner and was a resident of Davidson County all of her life. She was a member of South Side Baptist Church. She was first married to Wiley Oscar Alford who preceded her in death. She later married Reid Daniel who died October 3, 1968.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Harris of 215 Kendall Mill Road, and Mrs. Frank (Marie) Griffin of 214 Kendall Mill Road; three sons, Carmie Alford of 630 Knollwood Drive, Garland Alford of 406 Kendall Street, and Jess Alford of Salisbury; two brothers, Earl Turner Sr. of 622 Knollwood Drive and Jess Turner of Rt. 4.

            Funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday at South Side Baptist Church by Rev. E.W. Clapp and Rev. A.W. Hedrick. Burial will be in Holly Hill Cemetery.

            The family will be at 214 Kendall Mill Road and at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9.

FAG photo requested 9/24/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Wiley Oscar Alford; and children Carmie Paul Alford, James Garland Alford, Jessie Millard Alford in this compilation.

            Ella was the first wife of Wiley Oscar Alford. They were apparently divorced.

 

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ELLA MAE BYERLY ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 8 February 1993

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Ella Mae Byerly Alford, 70, of Route 2, Sullivan Road died there Feb. 6, 1993.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

            A native of Davidson County, she was employed at Linda’s Day Care Center and was a member of Cedar Lodge Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vicki Alford Wallace of Greensboro; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Holmes, Mrs. Hazel Byerly, both of Thomasville; one grandson.

            Contributions may be made to Davidson County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1791, Lexington, N.C. 27292.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 March 1922, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

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

            NC Deaths lists Ella Mae Alford, born 9 March 1922, widow, father’s last name Byerly.

 

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ELLA RAMONA COKER ALFORD

Wife of Robert Wilfrid Alford, AAFA #1180

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—4 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

RALEIGH—Ramona Alford, 65, of 336 Meredith Street, died April 1, 1999.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Tarboro, to the William Linwood and Ida Tolston Coker.

            Funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday in the Montlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel.

            The family will greet friends Sun- day from 12 noon-2 p.m. at the home of Faye Batts, 376 Wilmont Dr.

            Surviving are her husband, Robert W. Alford; two sons, Robert Alford Jr. of Greenville, SC, and Richard Alford, of Garner; granddaughter, Debbie Alford and grandson, Glenn Alford, both of Greenville, SC; two sisters and two brothers.

            In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made to the American Heart Association, 3901 Computer Dr., Suite 110, Raleigh, NC 27609.

            Arrangements by Montlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ramona C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 July 1933.

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

            Her full name was included in the obituary headline.

 

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ELLA RUE ALFORD PRICE

 

Photo from Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, NC—Tuesday, 30 October 2012

 

YOUNGSVILLE—Ella Rue Alford Price, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Faile officiating. Burial followed in Raleigh Memorial Park.

            She was born in Franklin County, daughter of the late Ella Tharrington Alford and Ben Alford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Davis J. Price, and brothers, Edwin, Vernon and Graham Alford.

            Surviving: daughter, Melba Price of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Ronald “Ron” Davis Price of Raleigh; sister, Esther Jones Pearce (Maynard) of Raleigh; several nieces, and nephews.

            Arrangements by Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Wake Forest.

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Rue A. Price (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Oct 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her brother William Edwin Alford; and sister-in-law Mary Catlett Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ella Rue 1922 NC1, Ben Moore 1891 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELLEN MCGIRT ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, NC—Friday, 3 June 1892

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

[LAURINBURG—]We extend our sympathy to Mr. Julius E. Alford in the death of his wife last Monday. Mrs. Alford was buried beside her children at Mr. Covington’s near Shoe Heel bridge, yesterday at 10 o’clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Julius Elias Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELMER GUY ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—4 February 2011

 

            Elmer “Guy” Alford, 75, Raleigh, died 02-02-2011. Arrangements: Cremation Society NC, Raleigh.

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—5 February 2011

 

            Elmer Guy Alford, Jr., 75, died February 2, 2011, of cancer.

            He is survived by his wife, Margaret K. Alford, son, Michael A Alford, grandson, Drew Alford, daughter, April Alford Annis and husband, Dennie.

            Visitation will be Sunday, February 13, 2011, from 1 PM til 4 PM, at 317 Baytree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27615 (919-870-9905).

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Guy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 June 1935, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: Elmer Guy 1935 ??1, Elmer Guy 1903 GA2, Benjamin Calloway 1882 GA3, Drewry Cade 1856 SC4, Lodwick 1802 SC5.

 

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EMELY JEANETTE BRADLEY HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—18 January 2012

 

SWANNANOA—E. Jeanette Halford passed away on January 16, 2012. A memorial service is planned for 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, at Swannanoa Heights Missionary Baptist Church. For those who would like to leave words of comfort to the family may do so at www.brigmans.com.

 

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Brigmans Funeral Service

Black Mountain, NC—_____ January 2012

 

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SWANNANOA—E. Jeanette Halford, 65, passed away on January 16, 2012 at the St. Joseph Campus with her family by her side.

            She is predeceased by her parents James and Leona Bradley, and by a sister Lillie Jones.

            Mrs. Halford was a florist for over 35 years working for Black Mountain Florist, Swannanoa Flower Shop and Riddles Flower Shop. Her #1 JOY in life was caring for her children and grand children. She had many friends in life and she enjoyed setting and gabbing with them. She was a very out spoken person and you knew exactly what she thought.

            Mrs. Halford is survived by her husband Harold Halford, sons Marshall Halford (Connie) and Kevin Halford, a daughter Clista Lewis a sister Louise Williams, brothers Bud, Ned, Ted and Rickey Bradley, grandchildren, Bubba Halford ( Brittney), Brandy Halford, and Lisa Leona Branch (Josh).

            A memorial Service is planned for Saturday January 21st at Swannanoa Heights Missionary Baptist Church at 12:00pm with the Rev Bruce Robinson and Rev. Frank Cantrell officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emely J. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Aug 1946, last residence not listed.

 

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EMMA L. ALFORD NEAL

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 July 1995

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Emma Alford Neal of 1477 Dixon Lane died Sunday, July 2, 1995. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Miles Chapel Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma L. Neal (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 June 1921, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Her death record confirms her birth and death dates, says she was married, black, died in Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC, but resided in Alamance Co.

 

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ERMA CLARK ALFORD

Mother of Brenda Sue Alford, AAFA #1041

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Saturday, 20 January 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

ELIZABETHTOWN—Erma Clark Alford, 77, of Elizabethtown, NC, died Thursday [January 18] at her home. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Terry A. Thompson and a brother, Durwood Clark. She was retired from CP&L as an office supervisor.

            Funeral services will be Sunday, January 21st, 3 p.m. at Elizabethtown Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband, Hugh James “H.J.” Alford; a daughter, Brenda Osterhoudt of Las Vegas, Nevada; three sisters, Gladine Britt and Edna Earl Davis of Elizabethtown and McCree Alford of Lisbon; three grandchildren, Hiram A. “Trey’’ Melvin III of Elizabethtown, Stanley Melvin of Raleigh, NC, and Jennifer Wiley of Dumfries, Virginia; and one great-grandson.

            Visitation will be Saturday, 7 to 9 p.m., at Kinlaw Funeral Home in Elizabethtown. Memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fergus

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1923, last residence Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Hugh James “H.J.” Alford; and her daughter Terry Anita Alford Thompson in this compilation.

            Brenda Osterhoudt named as a daughter has taken back her maiden name and is now Brenda Alford.

 

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ERNEST ALFORD, JR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 October 2011

 

            Ernest Alford, Jr. of Charlotte passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center following a long term illness.

            A real estate professional by trade, he will be remembered for his friendly, engaging spirit, as a dependable role model, and his devotion to friends, family, and community.

            His survivors include his beloved wife of 42 years, Nello Hamlin Alford; children, Crystal Alford, Tonya Alford Kittur and husband Ashwin, Ernest Alford III and wife Kirsten; brother, Tony Alford and wife Hilda; and four treasured grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 11am - 12 pm on Thursday, October 6, 2011 and a celebration of life will follow at 12 pm at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church 3400 Beatties Ford Rd with Reverend James R. Covington, Jr. officiating.

            The family wishes to thank the staff and nurses of Metrolina Nephrology Clinic and Carolinas Medical Center - Main for their tireless hours of care.

            Alexander Funeral Home is assisting the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 Feb 1946, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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ESSIC ALFORD, JR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

BENSON [Johnston Co.]—Essic Alford Jr., 74, of 204 E. Mann St., died Sunday [September 28] in his home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. James Disciples of Christ Church.... Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Charlotte M. Alford of Benson; three daughters, Phyllis A. Alford of St. Albans, N.Y., Deborah J. Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sarona L. Alford-Creed of Westbury, N.Y.; two sisters, Cora Williams and Louise Clark, both of Benson; four brothers, Nathan Alford, George Alford, Abraham Alford and Joseph Alford, all of Benson; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie [sic] Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Dec 1922, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituariesof his son Essic Alford III; and brother George Alford in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Essic Alford Jr., married black, born SC.

 

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ESSIC ALFORD III

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 31 July 1996

 

BENSON—Essic Alford III of 100 King Circle died Saturday [July 27] in Betsy Johnson Memorial Hospital in Dunn [Harnett Co.].

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in St. James Disciples Church by the Rev. Gathers. Burial will be in Stewart Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Paulette Alford of Emporia, Va.; three daughters, Clarissa Powell of New York, and Nykia Alford and Kristen Alford, both of Emporia; two sons, Essic Alford IV of New York and Jaral Alford of Emporia; his father, Essic Alford Jr. of Benson; his mother, Charlotte S. Alford of Benson; three sisters, Phyllis Alford and Serona Creed, both of New York, and Deborah Adams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 2 to 8 at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

FAG photo requested 9/28/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essic Alford III (SS# issued in NY) was born 28 Apr 1947, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his father, Essic Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Essic Alford Jr., married black, born SC.

 

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ESSIE ALFORD BOWDEN

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 30 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WAKE FOREST—Essie Alford Bowden, 93, of 6901 Pulleytown Road, died Saturday, December 29, 2001, at Wake Medical Center. She was born in Franklin County and was the daughter of the late James D. Alford and Betsy Ann Alford. She was a member of Rolesville Baptist Church and was married to Fred Day Bowden who preceded her in death.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, December 31, 2001, at Rolesville Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Bowden is survived by her sister, Edith A. Perry of Youngsville; half-brothers, Richard E. Alford of Pine Level and James Earl “Donald” Alford of Havelock; several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 Sunday evening at Bright Funeral Home and at the home of Edith Perry, 861 Moores Pond Road, Youngsville at other times.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie A. Bowden (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 May 1908.

            See the obituary of her half-brother Richard Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            Essie was know as “Biddis” in her younger days. She was the daughter of James Docus “Doke” Alford and his first cousin Elizabeth Ann Alford. Her husband Fred Day Bowden died 17 July 1993.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her paternal lineage: Essie 1908 NC1, James Docus 1876 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            Her maternal lineage: Essie 1908 NC1, Elizabeth Ann 1886 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, same as paternal.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD DANIEL

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—6 December 1999

 

ROLESVILLE—Ethel Alford Daniel, 90, of 225 W. Young Street died Sunday, December 5, 1999, at her home.

            She was born May 16, 1909 in Spring Hope, NC, the daughter of the late James Vincent and Della Alford. Mrs. Daniel was a homemaker, as well as an LPN. She was well known for her nursing skills and her compassion for the sick. Her special interest was private duty nursing. She devoted many years to her profession, earning many commendations from her patients and her supervisors.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, December 8, 1999, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Marshall Neathery officiating. Burial will follow in the Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Daniel is survived by her husband of 67 years, Judd Daniel, Sr.; children, Anne Daniel Bunn and son-in-law, Bobby of Orlando, Judd Wilson Daniel, Jr. of Rolesville and James Harold Daniel and daughter- in-law, Theresa of Raleigh; grandchildren, Michael Glenn Bunn and Denise B. Francisco of Orlando, FL, Cynthia B. Junkins of St. Cloud, FL, and Tracy Daniel of Englewood, FL; great-grandchildren, Ciarra and Allyne Bunn of Zebulon and Kristen and Kellie Junkins of St. Cloud, FL. Mrs. Daniel is also survived by her sisters, Margaret Harper of Newport News, VA and Mavis Lamm of Bailey; four nephews and four nieces.

            Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 4th Floor 1300 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27605. The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home from 7-8:30 Tuesday evening. (556-5811).

 

 

Photo from Rolesville Baptist Church Cemetery, Rolesville, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel A. Daniel (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rolesville, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Mavis Alford Lamm in this compilation.

 

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ETHEL JORDAN ALFRED

 

SUN JOURNAL

New Bern, Craven Co., NC—Monday, 24 November 2008

 

            Ethel Jordan Alfred, 100, of 257 Halls Creek Road, New Bern, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at Bayview Nursing Home.

            She is survived by two sons, James W. Alfred Jr. of Stonewall and Ira Russell Alfred of Arapahoe; one daughter, Elsie Louise Alfred of New Bern; one sister, Louise Jordan Fore of Reelsboro; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Fitzgerald officiating....

            Arrangements are by Bryant Funeral Home & Cremations in Alliance.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel J. Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 June 1908, last residence New Bern, Craven Co., NC.

 

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ETHEL MAE ALFORD KEYES

Aunt of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 17 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999 and Spring 2006

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Ethel Mae Keyes, wife of Robert E. Keyes of 405 Whitmore Lane, Durham, formerly of Palm Harbor, FL, died Saturday, January 16, 1999 at Duke Medical Center.

            She was born on March 17, 1918, in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Keyes studied at several colleges and universities around the country, and then enjoyed a lifelong career in government service. She was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church, Raleigh.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law; Phyllis and T.C. Stanford of Durham, Patricia Perry and Ronald Davis of Wake Forest, and Linda and Billy Poole of Raleigh; a brother, Howard Alford of Huntington, WVA; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. today at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave (Rt. 70) Raleigh. The funeral service will be Monday, 11 a.m. in Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will follow in Raleigh Memorial Park....

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel M. Keyes (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituary of her brother Venice Lewis Alford; and sister-in-law Cassie Brown Alford in this compilation. It includes census reports.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Ethel Mae 1918 NC1, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS2, Julius C. 1823 AL3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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EVA LENA ALFORD HARRINGTON

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 28 April 1994

 

            Lena Alford Harrington of Masonboro [New Hanover Co., NC], formerly of Fayetteville, died Monday [April 25]. She was formerly employed with the North Carolina State Highway Department, and retired as executive housekeeper with New Hanover Memorial Hospital.

 

Photo from Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Buz - bkuzan@att.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena A. Harrington (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Sept 1909 and died 25 Apr 1994, last residence Owasso, Tulsa Co., OK [?].

            See the obituary of her nephew Jack Arnold Alford Sr., which includes census information, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s memorial at Find A Grave lists him as William Edwin Harrington (1901–1994), buried in the same cemetery.

            NC Births lists Eva Lena Alford, born 22 Sept 1909 in New Hanover Co., father John Franklin Alford.

            Her lineage: Eva Lena 1909 NC1, John Franklin 1873 NC2, John H. ???? NC3.

 

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EVA MAVIS ALFORD LOCKLEAIR JOHNSON

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 June 2006

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—Eva Mavis Alford Lockleair Johnson, 82, died Monday, June 12, 2006 at the home of her daughter, Sandra. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, June 14) at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel, Knightdale, with the Rev. Brother Billy Sullivan and the Rev. Brother Ray Ted Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah Christian Baptist Church cemetery, 8225 Mitchell Mill Rd., Zebulon.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Johnnie Alford and Mattie Perry Alford. She was retired from Square D Company after 15-1/2 years.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, G.T. Lockleair and Jessie Johnson; daughter, Alma Lee Lockleair; and a brother, Jesse B. Alford Sr.

            Surviving: daughters, Ilene L. Brantley (Dennis) of Middlesex, Sandra L. Cortner (Ronnie) of Zebulon; sons, George Thomas Lockleair Jr. of Zebulon, Johnny Wayne Lockleair (Susan) of Zebulon; brother, Howard Alford of Zebulon; sisters, Ada Grace Woodlief of Raleigh, Christine Alford of Zebulon, Ruth A. Hicks of Zebulon and Slvia A. Bolton of Raleigh; and three grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Stallings

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mavis A. Johnson (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Nov 1923, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Ada Grace Alford Woodlief in this compilation.

            AAFA records list her father as Julius “Johnnie Boleus” Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Eva Mavis 1923 NC1, Julius 1895 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVELYN ALFORD YORK

Niece of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 July 2000

 

            Evelyn A. York, 2000 Deer Trail, Clayton, July 16. Funeral 2 p.m., today, Horne United Methodist Church, Clayton. Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Park, Zebulon. Arrangements by Family Funeral Care, Zebulon.

 

Photo from Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn A. York (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Aug 1942, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Jonnie Proctor Alford Jr. and Terry Whitley Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Evelyn 1942 NC1, Jonnie Proctor 1914 NC2, Jonnie Williford 1884 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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FANNIE BARTON ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 7 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Fannie Barton Alford, 91, resident of 723 Knight Dr., died Tuesday evening in Treyburn Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center following declining health. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Ed and Nettie Teasley Barton. She was the wife of the late Heral Alford. Mrs. Alford operated a child Day Care in her home for many years. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church where she had taught Sunday School and was a member of the church choir.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Doris A. McGhee, of Durham; two grandsons, Randy McGhee, of Hillsborough, and Terry McGhee, of Durham; and two great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. in Clements Funeral Chapel.... Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Doug Davis, George Couch, Wayne Alford, Charles Alford, Chris McGhee and Phil Hill. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 7 to 9 at Clements Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Nov 1909, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Doris Alford McGhee in this compilation.

            Her husband, Heral Alford may have been the Herald Alford b. 1907, son of Marcus C. and Minda Alford listed in the 1920 Franklin Co. census.

 

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FLODIE HARDEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 25 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

LAURINBURG—Mrs. Flodie Hardee Alford, 90, of 1104 Muse Street, died Wednesday [July 22] at Manor Care Health Services in Pinehurst.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at McDougald Funeral Home and Crematorium Chapel.... Burial will follow at New Hollywood Cemetery in Lumberton.

            Born November 21, 1907 in Loris, SC, she was the daughter of the late Nedham and Lola Norris Hardee, and was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel L. Alford. Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Sue Alford of Laurinburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Edith and Arnold Wischhusen of Raleigh and Ethel and Jim Boozer of Summerfield; two sisters, Vera Todd of Farimont and Elnetta Patterson of Laurinburg; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Flodie H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            NC Deaths lists Flodie Alford died in Pinehurst, Moore Co., NC, on 22 July 1998, father’s last name Hardee.

 

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FLORENCE DARR HALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Hickory, NC—Sunday, 18 July 2010

 

HICKORY—Florence “Flossie” Darr Halford, 73, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at her residence.

            She is preceded in death by her father, Albert C. Darr, mother, Florence Watson Darr, a sister, Sandra Lyn Darr, maternal grandparents, Florrie Mary Bunton Watson, grandfather, Thomas Charles Watson, paternal grandmother, Mary Jane Bowman Wohltman Darr, and grandfather, Thomas Darr.

            She is survived by her husband, Earl E. Halford, a son, Earl Halford, Jr. of Savannah, Ga., two daughters, Stacey Darr Halford Whitener, Holly Lynne Halford, both of Hickory. Six grandchildren: Christopher Lee Elliott of Hickory, Roger Lee Carter of Hickory, Savanna Lynne Fox of Durham, Wendy Whitener of Hickory, Mandy Whitener of Le High, Fla. and Faith Elizabeth Halford of Savannah, Ga. Four great-grandchildren: Kendall Pender Cheyenne Brooke Elliott, Chance Aiden Carter and Breyonna Marie Elliott and an uncle, Arthur Watson of Savannah, Ga.

            She graduated from Savannah High School in 1955 and moved to Hickory in 1973 with her family. She was a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and was one of the families that helped establish the mission. In the past served as President of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Alban’s and was a member of the Daughters of the King. She was active in the American Business Women, Foothills Chapter for 7 years. She served as President and was awarded Woman of the year and Boss of the Year. She had been a real estate broker, and later opened the Petite Image clothing store as a co-owner. She retired after 18 years from Western Steer-Mom and Pop’s as Director of Purchasing at the corporate office in Claremont. She loved and cherished her family and had many friends.

            A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2010, 1 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory on Sunday, July 18, 2010 from 3 until 4 p.m. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com. Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Florence “Flossie” Darr Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence D. Halford (SS# issued in GA) was born 5 July 2010, last residence Hickory, Catawba Co., NC.

 

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FLOYD SHELBY ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0722

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 12 March 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999, In Remembrance

 

KANNAPOLIS NEWSPAPERMAN FLOYD S. ALFORD JR., 44, DIES

 

            Floyd S. Alford Jr., general manager and editor of The Daily Independent in Kannapolis for 11 years, died the same day he returned home following surgery. Alford, 44, underwent surgery on March 1 at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital and returned home Sunday [march 10].

            He became ill Sunday afternoon and returned to the hospital, where he died.

            In January, Alford was named advertising and marketing director of The Daily Independent and Concord Tribune, which will merge this year. He moved to Kannapolis in 1984.

            Alford was born Jan. 9, 1952, in Raleigh. He graduated from Needham B. Broughton High School, attended Campbell College, and in 1974 graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in journalism.

            He worked as a reporter/photographer at The Sampsonian in Clinton, N.C., and later as advertising representative and advertising manager of The Sampson Independent in Clinton. In July 1978, he was named publisher of the Franklin County Times in Russellville, Ala.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Kannapolis.

            He won numerous press awards in advertising, column writing and photography in both North Carolina and Alabama.

            He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd S. Alford Sr. of Raleigh; his wife, Julia Webb Alford; two sons, Zack Alford and Benjamin Alford; a daughter, Meredith Alford; and two sisters.

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 21 March 1996

 

            A newspaperman who cared, Floyd Alford’s heart was in his community and in his home

            Floyd Alford was a newspaperman who believed in Kannapolis. He was a community supporter and promoter; a friend to many and above all, a family man.

            Floyd Shelby Alford Jr. died March 10 at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital in Concord as a result of complications from surgery on March 1. He was 44. His wife, Julia, had brought him home from the hospital the previous Sunday, and the family was excited about celebrating daughter Meredith’s 12th birthday.

            Alford was the former editor of The Daily Independent, an 11,000-circulation Kannapolis newspaper. He was named in January as director of marketing and circulation for the paper, which is merging with The Concord Tribune.

            “He was a friend to everyone who worked for him; they were his extended family,” said Allan Boger, a reporter for the paper. Boger, who’d worked for Alford for 10 years, added, “He gave me a job when I needed one. I got back into the newspaper business thanks to Floyd Alford.”

            Alford, who had been an editor for 12 years, was a “regular person,” Boger said. He was everybody’s friend; he liked everybody and everybody liked him.

            “Floyd protected you on some issues that sometimes were not popular with constituents. He was a guardian, and he became my friend.” Tom Dayvault, president and CEO of the Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, had known Alford for 11 years. “You were automatically his friend the first five minutes you met him. If you didn’t end up that way, it was never his fault,” Dayvault said. “He was a great storyteller,” Dayvault said. “He was always fun to do things with, but it was just as much fun to not do, but to hear about it.”

            People here couldn’t wait for him to get back from vacation to hear about it. They called his embellishments “Floydisms.” “He was attuned to the fact that the nature of Kannapolis was changing,” said Jack Claiborne, former assistant vice president for Park Communications, which formerly owned The Daily Independent.

            “Floyd was very community minded; he saw and heard both sides. He was (the paper’s) editor at the time and saw which way Kannapolis had to go and was very sensitive to it. He was trying to keep the best of the old and infuse the new. It was something that he took personally and was very much committed to it,” Claiborne said.

            Alford was a supporter of bringing minor league baseball to town. As chairman of the Kannapolis Chamber of Commerce, he told the city council in 1994, “Kannapolis is suffering. We need a true shot in the arm.” Thanks in part to Alford’s support, the Piedmont Phillies moved to Kannapolis in 1995. Now known as the Piedmont Boll Weevils, the team calls Kannapolis’ $6.5 million Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium home.

            “He gave of himself to the whole community and had a lot of titles,” Dayvault said, “but ‘Daddy’ is the title he was most proud of. He worshiped his kids and family.”

            Floyd Alford is also survived by his sons, Zack and Benjamin Alford; parents, Floyd and Rachel Alford of Raleigh [AAFA #0271]; sisters, Beverly Alford of Burlington [AAFA #0345], Annette Alford of Greensboro; grandmother, Lela Alford of Zebulon....

 

Photo from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr. (AAFA #0271) and Rachel Juanita Pearce Alford; and his grandmother Lala R. Batchelor Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Floyd Shelby 1952 NC1, Floyd Shelby 1923 NC2, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC3, James Berry 1872 NC4, Berkley Moses 1849 NC5, Kisar 1814 NC6.

 

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FLOYD SHELBY ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0271

Father of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

Brother of Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279, and James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 January 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2008, In Remembrance

 

RALEIGH—Floyd Shelby Alford, 82, of 3005-101 Anderson Place, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Rex Healthcare.

            The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road. Burial will follow at the Alford-Upchurch-Bunn Cemetery in Pilot, NC.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Franklin County was the son of the late Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala Batchelor Alford.

            After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he graduated from Hardbarger Business College. He spent his career in the fuel oil business in Raleigh. Active in promoting Oil Heat, he served leading positions in local, state and National organizations. He was active in the Raleigh Merchants Bureau, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Exchange Club of North Raleigh. He was a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Alford was a true southern gentleman.

            A charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, he served in many positions of leadership. He also served on committees for the Raleigh Baptist Association and the NC Baptist Foundation.

            He is survived by his wife, Lois Todd Alford; children, Beverly Jean Alford of Burlington [AAFA #0345], Annette Alford Garvey and her husband, Jack of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Julia Webb Alford of Kannapolis; grandchildren, Zachary, Meredith and Benjamin Alford, Jack, Jr. and Charlotte Garvey; stepchildren, Dell Hinton of Morrisville, Fran Gowdy of Cary; step-grandchildren, Kristen and Dakota Hinson, Andrea and Hunter Kirby; brothers, Johnny Alford of Pilot, Cloyce Alford of Raleigh [AAFA #0279]; sister, Dorothy A. Batton of Bunn.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Pearce Alford, son, Floyd Shelby Alford, Jr. [AAFA #0722] and brother James Barbee Alford [AAFA #0344].

            The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bryan-Lee Funeral home, 831 Wake Forest Road....

 

Photo from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Aug 1923.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rachel Juanita Pearce Alford; son Floyd Shelby Alford Jr. (AAFA #0722); mother, Lala R. Batchelor Alford; and brother James Barbee Alford (AAFA #0344) in this compilation.

            The Spring 1999 issue includes an article written by the daughter of Floyd’s sister Dorothy, describing life on her grandparents’ farm: “Zollie and Lala Alford of Franklin Co., NC,” p. 50. Accompanying Lala’s obituary in the Spring 1999 issue is a list of Zollie and Lala’s descendants.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Floyd Shelby 1923 NC1, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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FORREST PEED “BUCK” ALFORD

Brother of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 14 May 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

CREEDMOOR—Mr. Forrest Buck Peed Alford, 85, died Sunday at the Carver Living Center in Durham. Mr. Alford was born in Durham Co., the son of the late Thomas H. and LaCine Peed Alford. Prior to retirement, he was the superintendent of Trucking for Nello L. Teer Co. He enjoyed painting as a hobby during his spare time. Mr. Alford was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Edwards Alford; a daughter, Pamela A. Denning of Durham; a grandson, Walter Denning III of New York; three sisters, Mary A. Whitt of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Lucy A. Jackson of Tarboro and Ruth A. Utley of Durham; and a brother, William Alford of Durham.

            A committal service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in Carolina Memorial Park in Creedmoor.... Friends will be received in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church following the service. Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Service Inc. of Durham.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Forrest P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Dec 1910, last residence Creedmore, Granville Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Ruth Holt Alford Utley and William Dallas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Forrest Peed 1910 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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FRANCES JEWEL CARTER ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 15 September 2006

 

            Jewel Carter Alford, age 76, of Hampstead, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, while surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born January 30, 1930, in Pender county and was the daughter of the late Gideon and Louise Batson Carter.

            Jewel was the oldest active member of Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church where she served as clerk of the church for thirty years.

            Surviving are her daughters, Diane Strouse and husband Steve of Leland and Michelle Coleman and husband John of Hampstead; sons, Carey Alford and wife Tootsie of Greenville and Jeffery Alford of Hampstead; ten grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Wilbur Carter of Wilmington, Allen Carter, Joseph Carter and Cecil Carter, all of Hampstead; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Blake’s Chapel Advent Christian Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. today (Friday) at the Carter home place, 1812 Watts Landing Rd., Hampstead....

            Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.

 

 

Photos from Blake’s Chapel Church Cemetery, Hampstead, Pender Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer C. McKinley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Hampstead, Pender Co., NC.

 

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FRANKIE MARIE ELLINGTON ALFORD

 

Photo from Rackley-Davis Omnibus Family Tree, posted by M.R. Stoddard, great-granddaughter of Grover Lee Alford

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 22 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Frankie Marie Ellington Alford, 71, of Forestville Road, died on Sunday, January 18, at her residence. The funeral was held on Tuesday, January 20, at Glen Royal Baptist Church. Entombment followed in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            She was born in Wake County and was the daughter of the late Tresa Rebecca O’Neal Ellington and Frank Ellington. Mrs. Alford was a retired supervisor for Exide Electronics and a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two daughters, Pam Roberts and her husband, Tim, of Knightdale and Suanne Watkins and her husband, Rodney, of Wake Forest; two sons, Lee Alford of Wake Forest and Pat Alford and his wife, Peggy, of Durham; a sister, Annie Bell Baker of Wake Forest; two sisters Ruth Bunn and Joyce Davis, both of Wake Forest; six grandchildren, Leigh Ann Alford, Cameron Watkins and Beth Watkins, all of Wake Forest, Alicia Alford of Raleigh, Monica Alford of Charleston, South Carolina, and Kimberly Alford of Durham.

            Her husband of 48 years, Grover Lewis Alford, and two sisters, Ruby Ellington and Nora Vaughn, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Dec 1932, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

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

 

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FRED ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 8 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Fred Alford, age 67, of 1521 N. Alston Ave., will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church....

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evangeline Alford, of the home; 1 son, Charles Bailey, 1 daughter, Barbara A. Page, both of Durham; 4 sisters, Mary R. Sanders, of Durham, Emma Reaves and Nell Alexander, of Syracuse, NY., and Betty House, of Brooklyn, NY; and 6 grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church. Services entrusted to Ellis D. Jones & Sons Funeral Directors

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 June 1929 and died Apr 4 1997, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his daughter Barbara Ann Alford Page in this compilation.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Fred Alford, born in SC, married, African American.

 

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FRED ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 5 July 2001

 

BENSON—Fred Alford, 57, of 605 E. Holmes St., died Wednesday [July 4] in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            Arrangements will be announced by Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn.

 

Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Dunn, Harnett Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vonna

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Aug 1943, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: his death record confirms his birth and death dates, says he died in Fayetteville, single never married, black, was buried in state.

 

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FRED DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 14 August 1995

 

            Mr. Fred Douglas Alford, 65, of 6320 Rockwell Blvd died August 10, 1995 at his residence. Funeral is 2 PM Wednesday at Rockwell AME Zion Church, Derita, with Rev. Jordan officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 7-8 PM Tuesday at Rockwell AME Zion Church.

            A native of Mecklenburg County, Mr. Alford was a plasterer for B&B Construction.

            Survivors include 3 daughters, Traysena Alexander of Charlotte, Constance Alford Bell and Regina Alford, both of Goldboro, NC; his mother, Connie Alford of Charlotte; son, Fred Alford, Jr. of Goldboro, NC; brother, Nathaniel Alford of Charlotte; and nine sisters, Henrietta A. McClain of Charlotte, Juanita Preston of Knoxville, TN, Ernestine A. Camp of Mitchellville, MD, Wilma A. Boyd of Fort Worth, TX, Constance A. Talford of Decatur, GA, Carolinda A. Young, Delores A. Reed, Lucille A Holtzclaw and Patricia A. Williams, all of Charlotte; 6 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Vivian Diane Graham Alford, who died one month before him.

            From NC Deaths: His death record confirms his death date, says he was born 25 June 1930, died in Charlotte, widowed, black, was buried in state.

 

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FRED ELY ALFRED

 

[A similar article with no photo was published in the Sun Journal, December 8–11, 2011.]

 

Cotton Funeral Home

New Bern, NC—_____ December 2011

 

 

October 29, 1943 - December 7, 2011

 

NEW BERN—Fred Ely Alfred, 68, died December 7, 2011, at CarolinaEast Medical Center.

            He was a member of Healing Hearts Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Rosa Alfred and one sister, Mary Zapsky.

            Fred is survived by his wife, Doris Harris Alfred; two daughters, Connie Richard and husband Tim, Penny Montgomery and husband Victor, all of New Bern; one brother, Frank Alfred Jr. of Snow Camp, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Shawn.

            Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, December 9, 2011, at Cotten Chapel with Rev. Harold Harbin Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park.

            Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred E. Alfred (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 Oct 1943, last residence not listed.

 

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FREDERICK R. ALFORD

 

FREE PRESS

Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC—Thursday, 22 November 2007

 

KINSTON—Frederick R. Alford, 52, of 1109 Desmond St., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23 at Call To Conquer Church.... Burial will follow at Southview Cemetery.

            Survivors include wife Linda Alford of the home; sons Derrick Alford, Garrick Alford and Christopher Lewis, all of Grifton and Egbert Rhem of Kinston; daughters Deidre Alford, Kelly Alford and Wanita Stadiem, all of Raleigh, Lynnette Alford, Tabaitha Alford and Quashel Alford, all of Grifton, Monica Sutton, Amanda Rhem and Keshana Hill, all of Kinston; mother Mary Boone of Farmville; step-father Henry Boone of Farmville; brothers Theodore Harris of Fayetteville and Cederick Alford of Kentucky; sisters Martha Wicks of Greenville, Hazel Morgan of District Heights, Md., Wanda Quinerly of Ayden, Sue Harris of Farmville, Elretha Newton and Catherine Newton, both of Connecticut and 20 grandchildren.

            Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 at Swinson Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frederick R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 July 1955, last residence Kinston, Lenoir Co., NC.

 

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FREDDY LEMUEL ALFORD

Brother of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Tuesday, 10 April 2007

 

(March 19, 1930—April 7, 2007)

 

BUNN—Freddy Lenuel Alford, 77, of Bunn, died Saturday evening at Rex Healthcare.

            He was the son of the late Benjamin Smith and Lula Ford Stallings Alford and was a W.W. II Army Veteran.

            Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bunn Methodist Church. Burial followed in Bunn Memorial Gardens.

            Freddy is survived by his daughter, Janis E. Alford of Bunn; stepdaughter, Pat A. Eder of Satellite Beach, FL.; stepson, Fred Sealing of Melbourne, FL.; sisters, LaRue King of Bunn, Sal Pappas of Norfolk, VA, Pat Mathias of Bunn; grandchildren, Tyler N. Anderson and Melissa E. Kanuck; former wife, Mary M. Miller of Laurel, MD; several nieces and nephews.

            The family received friends 7 8:30 p.m. Monday at Strickland Funeral Home, 103 W. Franklin St., Louisburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freddy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 March 1930, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Benjamin Randolph Alford and John D. “Buck” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            AAFA records list his middle name as Lemuel.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Freddy Lemuel 1930 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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GARLAND CLEOPHUS ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 28 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

ROCKY MOUNT—Garland Cleophus Alford Jr., 73, died Saturday, March 27, 1999.

            He was born October 5, 1925 in Edgecombe County, the son of the late Garland C. Sr. and Margaret Williams Alford. He was a retired service manager with John Vann Motors Auto Dealership and a World War II Army Veteran.

            Surviving: wife, Rachel Deaton Alford of the home; sisters and brother-in-law, Jean Alford of Rocky Mount and Yvonne and Donnie Arrington of Rocky Mount; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Deaton of Candor; brother-in-law, Jesse W. Deaton of Tempe, Ariz.; two nieces and one nephew.

            Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pineview Cemetery, Section 53.... The family will receive friends, 7-8:30 tonight at Johnson Funeral Home, Fairview Road, and other times at 8336 Town Creek Road, Rocky Mount.

 

 

Photos from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

Taken 16 June 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Garland C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            Garland’s father, Garland Cleophus Alford Sr., 1904–1989, was the son of Alonzo Alfred Alford and Sally Jane Bullock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Garland Cleophus 1925 NC1, Garland Cleophus 1904 NC2, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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GARRETT S. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 9 September 2012

 

LUMBERTON—Garrett Alford, 21, of 1125 Linwood Ave., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Monday in First Baptist Church. Burial in Singletary Cemetery in Bladenboro. Visitation, 5 to 7 tonight at the church.

            Survived by: Son, A’Lijah; mother, Julia Kennedy; sister, Destinie; brothers, Kendrick, Isiah Kennedy and Journey Kennedy; and grandmothers, Mary, Hazel Kennedy.

            Worley Mortuary & Cremation Services in Fairmont.

 

In another article:

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—_____ September 2012

 

 

FAYETTEVILLE—A Robeson County man has been arrested and a Cumberland County man is being sought in the murder of a 21-year-old Lumberton man.

            Garrett Alford, of the 100 block of Glenwood Avenue in Lumberton, was found shot to death Monday about 7 a.m. behind a Fayetteville home, according to a statement from the Fayetteville Police Department.

            A warrant was issued Tuesday charging Rasheed Williams, 25, of Lawrence Avenue in Fayetteville, with first-degree murder, conspiracy and armed robbery.

            Steven Moore, 25, of 100 Maverick Road in Lumberton, was arrested in Robeson County on Thursday. He also faces charges of first-degree murder, conspiracy and armed robbery and is being held in the Robeson County jail without bond….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garrett S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 May 1991, last residence not listed.

 

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GARY LEE ALFORD, SR.

Cousin of Jerry Gray Alford, AAFA #1407

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 9 June 2006

 

 

KERNERSVILLE [Forsyth Co.]—Mr. Gary Lee Alford Sr., 62, of Kernersville died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. Born on Feb. 11, 1944, in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Venice Louis and Elizabeth Whitaker Alford.

            Mr. Alford retired from Rexam Can Corp. and was of the Baptist faith.

            He is survived by his beloved wife, Donna Luck Alford, of the home; a son, Gary Lee Alford Jr., of Clemmons; and two granddaughters, Jennifer Marie Alford and Heather Renee Alford, both of Clemmons.

            A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel, with the Rev. Barry Clement officiating. Entombment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, June 9, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. The family would like to give a special thanks to Jeff Hooper and also the Davis family for all of their support and love through the past several years.

 

Photo from Parklawn Memorial Park, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Isabel

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Venice Lewis Alford and Elizabeth Whitaker Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Gary Lee 1944 NC1, Venice Lewis 1909 LA2, William/Walter Lewis 1875 MS3, Julius C. 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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GAY ALFORD SARGENT

Sister of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

Aunt of Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #0789

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 3 June 1981

 

            Mrs. Gay Alford Sargent, 66, of 1207 Collington Drive, Cary, died Sunday (31 May 1981). Funeral 11 a.m. today (Wednesday 3 June 1981), White Plains United Methodist Church, Cary. Graveside service 3 p.m. today, Kenly City Cemetery.

            Surviving: widower, Charles S. Sargent; sisters, Mrs. Ruth A. Read and Mrs. Eloise A. Lupton, both of Cary, Mrs. V. Earl Lewis of Knightdale; brothers, John W. Alford Jr. and Benjamin R. Alford, both of Morehead City.

            Arrangements by Gray Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gay Sargent (SS# issued in MD) was born 1 Feb 1915, last residence Cary, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Bessie Mae Alford Lewis and Nellie Ruth Alford Read in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gay 1915 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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GENEVA ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—12 September 2012

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Geneva Alford, 92, of Rowland, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Thursday in Mount Pelier Presbyterian Church. Burial and dove ceremony in the church cemetery.

            Survived by: Daughter, Frezelle Herring; sisters, Naomi Surles and Juanita Smith.

            Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Ict 1919, last residence not listed.

 

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GENEVA F. KUYKENDALL HALFORD

 

Photo from Jasper Prichard Halford’s memorial at Find A Grave

Posted by Connette Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—21 May 2009

 

HENDERSONVILLE—Geneva Kuykendall Halford, 85, of Fletcher, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at Park Ridge Hospital.

            Jackson Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements and will announce the arrangements soon.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Church Cemetery, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Jayne McGuire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geneva K. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Feb 1924, last residence Fletcher, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter-in-law Brenda Joyce McLean Halford in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 7 November 2008

 

            George Alford, 79, 208 East Stallings Street, Clayton, Nov. 3. Funeral 1 p.m., Saturday, New Bethel Baptist Church. Arrangements by Barnes Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Nov 1928, last residence Clayton, Johnston Co., NC.

 

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GEORGE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

BENSON [Johnston Co.]—George Alford, 74, of 1210 Chicopee Road, died Monday, April 3, 2006. Services: Memorial, noon Saturday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn....

            Survived by: Wife, Mary; son, Maurice; daughter, Sandra Johnson; sisters, Cora Williams and Louise Clark; brothers, Joseph and Abraham; and six grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 April 1932, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his brother Essic Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE BENTON ALFORD

Uncle of Lodwick Alford, AAFA #0011

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—9 April 1924

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR COL. G. BENT ALFORD

Laid to Rest at Holly Springs

Great Grandson of Revolutionary Hero

 

HOLLY SPRINGS, April 8—The funeral of the late Col. G. Bent Alford was held in the Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.... The Junior Order Lodge of Holly Springs of which Col. Alford was a member, assisted at the grave. The honorary pall-bearers were General Julian S. Carr and _____ Cole, of Durham, and the following of Raleigh: Jos. G. Brown, G.H. Andrews, Armistead Jones, Gen. Albert L. Cox, Daniel Allen, John A. Park, W.A. Myatt, James A. Higgs, Howard White, Dr. Jas. R. Rogers, V. Royster, Wm. Henry Penny, and Millard Mial.

            The active pall-bearers were: D. Carlyle Adams, of Raleigh; J.F. Jones, Willie A. Jones, D.A. Baker, C.C. Ferguson and Jason Smith, of Holly Springs.

            Col. Alford was a member of Company I 41st Regiment, Third North Carolina Cavalry. He joined this command at Dinwiddie Court House, Va., in October, 1864, and was in action afterwards at Stony Creek, Bellfield and other engagements.

            Col. Alford’s first wife was Charlotte A. Olive to whom he was married April 28, 1875. Two children, Green Haywood Alford and Mrs. Mattie V. Alford [Mattie Viola Alford Utley], of Holly Springs, were born of this union. In 1899 he was married to Mrs. Texana Collins, widow of Walter Collins of Holly Springs township. There were no children by this union although his second wife was the mother of four children by her first husband, these being, M.H. Collins, R.F. Collins, and Mrs. M.E. Mims, of Holly Springs, and Lieut. H.W. Collins, of the Engineer Corps, U.S.A., with headquarters at Hopkinsville, Miss.

            Col. Alford was a great-grandson of Jam. Tanner Alford, a Revolutionary hero, who fought at the battles of Cowpens and Guilford Court House. His grandfather was Green Alford; born three miles from Wakefield in 1787; and his father was Green Haywood Alford, born June 7, 1820, near Wakefield.

            Col. Alford had been in a precarious [?—copy torn] condition since February 14, when he fell and sustained the fracture of a hip.

            The article in the News and Observer on the day after his death was in error in saying that he joined the Populist party. He voted for Palmer and Buckner on the gold standard platform against W.J. Bryan as he believed that Mr. Bryan was wrong in his theories as to the currency.

 

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Holly Springs, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: George Benton Alford was usually called Benton or Bent. He was the first of the seven children of Green Haywood Alford and Rebecca Jones.

            His daughter is misnamed in the obituary. She was Mattie Viola Alford, married Raeford J. Utley.

            “George Benton Alford, 1845–1924,” was published in AAFA ACTION December 1990, pp. 32–33, 54. It included two short biographies of George, one published in the early 1900s and one shortly after his death on 5 April 1924. We also published a biography of his father, “Biography: Green Haywood Alford,” March 1989, pp. 22–23. See also “Leslie-Alford-Mims House, Wake Co., NC,” Summer 1999, pp. 59–62.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: George Benton 1845 NC1, Green Haywood 1820 NC2, Greene 1787 NC3, James Lodwick 1749 NC4.

 

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GEORGE THOMAS ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 30 March 1975

 

LEXINGTON—George T. Alford, 56, of 237 Fairview Drive died Saturday morning in Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body is at Davidson Funeral Home.

            He was a native of Wythe County, Va., and was a retired employe of Dacotah Mills and was a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are widow, Mrs. Georgia Lovell Alford; sons, Harry Alford and Curtis Alford of Lexington; daughter, Mrs. Robert Moore of Lexington.

 

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Photo from Lexington City Cemetery, Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Merris Mills

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 June 1908 and died _____ March 1975, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Georgia Estelle Lovell Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            His lineage: George Thomas 1908 VA, John Thomas 1864 VA, Thomas R. 1824 VA, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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GEORGIA ESTELLE LOVELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 10 July 1994

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Mrs. Georgia L. Alford, 85, of Lexington died Friday, July 8, 1994. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 11 at Voglers-Piedmont Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Voglers-Piedmont Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia E. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 14 Feb 1909 and died _____ July 1994, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, George Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GERALDINE ALFORD HALL

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ August 2012

 

Nov 7, 1923 – August 22, 2012

 

RALEIGH—Geraldine Alford Hall, 88, died peacefully Wednesday at home surrounded by her beloved family.

            A native of Franklin County she was daughter to the late George August & Martha Blanche Sykes Alford. She was a true lady. Gerry was retired from NC. State, Agriculture Extension Service.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Oscar Hall, & all her siblings.

            She is survived by her son George Lyman & wife Miriam “Snookie” Crabtree Hall of Emerald Isle, & grandchildren, George Lawrence & Mary Catherine Hall.

            Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to the Wolf Pack Club are welcomed.

            Funeral service, 11 am, Saturday, Millbrook Baptist Church with visitation from 10–10:45 am, prior to the service.

            Entombment will follow at Historic Oakwood Cemetery.

            Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell www.stricklandfuneralhomes.,net.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings Aline Alford Blowe, Christine Alford Benton, and Paul Augustus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Geraldine 1923 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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GERALDINE HALFORD CANTRELL

 

Photo from Padgett & King Mortuary

 

DAILY COURIER

Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC—13 July 2010

 

            Geraldine Halford Cantrell, age 70, of Lakeside Drive, Forest City, North Carolina died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at Rutherford Hospital.

            A native of Polk County, she was a daughter of the late Jonas Halford and Gladys Foy Halford, and worked as a tax consultant with H& R Block. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Cantrell.

            Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Edward Cantrell of the home; a son, Phillip Cantrell and his wife, Andria of Greenville, SC; three brothers, Gary Halford and his wife, Cathy, Jerry Halford and his wife, Sandy and Mike Halford and his wife, Carolyn, all of Mill Spring, NC; two sisters, Sue H. O’Sullivan and her husband, Jim of Virginia, Joyce Halford of Mill Spring, NC; two grandchildren, Linda Alaina Cantrell of Greenville, SC, and Shanna Glawson and fiancée, Nathan Blake of Asheville, NC.

            Funeral services will be held at eleven o’clock Wednesday morning, July 14, 2010, at the Bethany Baptist Church with the Reverend Andria Cantrell officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from six until eight o’clock Tuesday evening at The Padgett and King Mortuary.

            The Padgett and King Mortuary is in charge of arrangements and an online guest registry is available at:www.padgettking.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geraldine H. Cantrell (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Oct 1939, last residence Forest City, Rutherford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Gladys Foy Halford, in this compilation.

 

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GETTIE MAE ALFORD BROWN

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Wednesday, 24 November 2004

 

ROWLAND—Gettie Mae Brown, 84, of 92 Manning Road, died Nov. 19, 2004, at St. Eugene Community Hospital.

            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Magnolia State Line Church in Dillon, S.C., the Rev. Dr. L. Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Piney Grove Cemetery in Maxton.

            Surviving are three sons, Collie Brown, Earlie R. Brown and Angelo Brown, all of Rowland; three daughters, Fannie M. Blue, Sarah M. Thompson, both of Rowland, and Pearly M. Chisolm of Charlotte; two sisters, Arnetta Rogers of Burlington and Mary M. Baker of Rowland; and a brother, Rudolph Alford of Charlotte; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Douglas Funeral Home in Maxton.

FAG photo requested 10/4/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gettie M. Brown (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Aug 1920 and died 15 Nov 2004 (different than obituary), last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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GILBERT BURWELL “BRO” ALFORD III

 

H.D. Pope Funeral Home

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—_____ July 2013

 

Mr. Gilbert "Bro" Alford III

 

            Mr. Gilbert “Bro” Alford III, 46, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, died on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC.

            Gilbert Alford, III was conceived through the union of his beloved parents Gilbert Alford, Jr. and the late Susie Anna Henderson-Alford on December 31, 1966. Gilbert whom most knew as “Bro” entered this world a whopping 12½ pounds at Nash General Hospital. He departed this life into eternal rest on July 5, 2013.

            Growing up in a home of divine order, Bro. Gilbert learned as a child that in order to follow Christ he must do as Christ would do. So it was not surprising to see him traveling to and fro working, but along his journey he touched and blessed so many lives.

            Gilbert accepted Christ at an early age and joined Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church where he diligently served God. As he grew older, he broadened the platform that God pad placed him by providing help to anyone in need without being asked to do so.

            Gilbert’s formal education came from the Rocky Mount City School System —currently Nash-Rocky Mount, where he graduated in 1985 from Rocky Mount Senior High. He later took up masonry at the Community College. Gilbert was truly a man who thought life best learned was by doing.

            While developing his skills and talents, Gilbert could be found working at Glam-O-Rama Laundry Mat, Taylors Discount Shoes, and B-Klitzen (current Jay Group). He was also employed at Cummins (formally CDC in Whitakers) for twenty plus years. There he worked and labored as a Test Technician.

            Gilbert had several accomplishments and achievements during his life but the greatest would be the family he established for himself. He received the most joy out of spending time with his family and friends and lending a helping hand where needed.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Susie Anna Henderson-Alford; two siblings, Gilbert Burwell Alford, II, and Tenia Louise Alford-Bullock.

            Those who are left with unforgettable memories are his loving wife of seven years, Sherry; two daughters, Zorria Taylor and Sue’hinya Alford both of the home; one son, Joseph Armstrong of Maury, NC; his father, Gilbert Alford, Jr. of Rocky Mount, NC; eight sisters, Mrs. Shirley Parker (Steve), Mrs. Carolyn Williams (Edd) both of Durham, NC, Elder Patricia Harrison (Elder Anthony), Ms. Juanita Alford, Ms. Virginia Alford, Mrs. Susan Parker (Darrell), Ms. Felicia Alford, and Ms. Lisa Alford all of Rocky Mount, NC; three brothers, Mr. Joseph Alford and Mr. Thomas Alford (Utea) both of Rocky Mount, NC, and Mr. David Alford (Jacqueline) of Jamestown, NC; mother-in-law, Tempie Williams of Rocky Mount, NC; father-in-law, Robert Cordell, Sr. of Rocky Mount, NC; one sister-in-law, Rovella Whitaker (Dedrick) of Rocky Mount, NC; two brothers-in-law, Timothy Jenkins and Tyrone Williams both of Rocky Mount, NC; two uncles, Rufus Brown and Barry Whitaker of Baltimore, MD; one aunt, Shirley Alford of Philadelphia, PA; one great uncle, eight great aunts, several nieces and nephews, one god-sister, Tracy Barhill, one special friend, Jerry Lewis Parker and a host of other relatives and friends.

            A Visitation for Mr. Alford will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Friday, July 12, 2013, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Church of God of Deliverance in Rocky Mount, NC; Bishop James McFarlin will be officiating. The interment will take place immediately after the Service in Pineview Cemetery in Rocky Mount, NC.

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Susie Anna Henderson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS FOY HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—24 April 2009

 

MILL SPRING—Gladys Foy Halford, 89, died Thursday, April 23, 2009.

            The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus.

            Visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

 

In another article:

 

McFarland Funeral Chapel

Tryon, Polk Co., NC—_____ November 2007

 

October 3, 1919 - April 23, 2009

 

MILL SPRING, NC—Gladys Foy Halford, 89, of 421 Hwy. 9 South, Mill Spring, NC died, Thursday, April 23, 2009 in Autumn Care Nursing Center in Saluda, NC.

            She was the daughter of Harley and Nellie Dalton Foy. She was the widow of Jonas David Halford who died in 1997. Mrs. Halford was a member of Mill Spring Baptist Church.

            Surviving are six children, Geraldine Cantrell (Ed), Joyce Halford, Sue O’Sullivan (Jim), Mike Halford (Carolyn), Jerry Halford (Sandy), and Gary Halford (Cathy); three brothers, Earl Foy (Ruth), Jesse Foy (Shirley), Fred Foy (Julie) and one sister-in-law Charlene Foy. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mrs. Halford was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Linda Cantrell, two brothers and 2 sisters.

            Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 25, 2009 in Polk Memorial Gardens in Columbus, NC with Rev. Dean Elliott officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Friday, April 24, 2009 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, NC.

            The family will be at the home on 421 Hwy. #9 South, Mill Spring, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys F. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Oct 1919, last residence Mill Spring, Polk Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Geraldine Halford Cantrell in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS GODWIN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

GOLDSBORO—Mrs. Gladys Godwin Alford, 79, of 2204 Glenhaven Lane, formerly of Johnston County, died Monday [March 27] at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. The funeral was conducted on Wednesday at Seymour Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

            A daughter, Sandra Bell of Goldsboro; a son, Wayne Alford of Goldsboro; a sister, Faye Whittaker of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren survive Mrs. Alford.

 

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Photos from Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lewis Sippel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 June 1920, last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walton Jay Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS NARRON ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 8 October 2008

 

            Gladys “Blondie” Narron Alford, 71, passed away Monday, October 6, 2008. She was born in Johnston County November 19, 1936 to the late Willard and Annie Bailey Narron. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Rex and Wallace Narron.

            Left to cherish her memory, her husband, Bill Alford of the home; daughter, Diane McConnell and husband, Hal of Nashville; son, David Liles also of Nashville; siblings, Bruce Narron and wife, Judy, Ella Everett and husband, Bob, Willis Narron and wife Elaine; brothers and sisters in-law, Virginia and Bud Joyner, Bobby and Aileen Alford, Mildred and Richard Shelton, Muriel and Sharon Bennett, Brenda Boykin, Wanda Alford, and Faye Narron; 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; 5 nieces and 6 nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 8, 2008 from 7:00–8:30 pm at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 9, 2008 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park with Rev. Dempsey Winstead and Rev. Justine Nale officiating. Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. On-line condolences may be sent to the Alford family by visiting www.wheelerandwoodlief.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys N. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

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

 

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GLENDA ALFORD COOKE

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WHITAKERS [Nash Co.]—Glenda Alford Cooke, 60, died Sunday, June 13, 2004.

            Glenda taught kindergarten for 24 years and music for 13 years in the Public/Private School System.

            She was born September 28, 1943 in Nash County, daughter of the late Lester E. Alford and Geneva Hay Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, Greg Cooke of the home; daughter and Susan and John Horton of Creedmoor; brothers, L.E. Alford, Jr. and wife, Pat of Gastonia, and Jimmy Alford and wife, Ann of Tarboro; and several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at Rocky Mount Memorial Park….

            The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, and other times at the home.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorials can be made to Enfield Baptist Church, 200 W. Burnette Ave., Enfield, NC 27823 or to the American Cancer Society….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glenda Cooke (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituary of her grandmother, Mary Louise Sexton Walker Alford, in this compilation.

            Her father was enumerated with his parents in Nash Co. censuses in 1920 and 1930. Jacob’s father, Gabriel S. or L., was enumerated in Franklin Co. in 1850 and then in Nash Co. 1860-1900. North Carolina Vital Records Abstract has Charity Williams as the mother of Gabriel.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Glenda 1943 NC1, Lester Elbert 1911 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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GLENN GRIFFIN ALFORD

Wife of Dallas Lloyd Alford, Jr., AAFA #0340

Mother of Benjamin Glenn Alford, AAFA #0677

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 8 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

ROCKY MOUNT [Nash Co.]—Glenn Griffin Alford, 76, died at home Wednesday, Feb. 7. She was born June 16, 1919 to Clarence A. and Margarette Glenn Griffin. She graduated with a degree in Music from Salem College in 1939. She was married to the late Senator Dallas L. Alford, Jr., in 1945. She was a member of First Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Sir Walter Cabinet.

            Surviving are her children, Dallas Alford, III, and his wife Paula of Chapel Hill, Margarette Alford Rivenbark of Charlotte, Benjamin G. Alford and his wife, Marcia, of New Bern and Cathy Alford Duncan and her husband, Homer G. Duncan, Jr., of Cary; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Jean Griffin Fleming of Smithfield; one brother, Clarence A. Griffin, Jr., of Charlotte; many nieces and nephews; and also a life-time friend, Sara Little.

            Funeral services will be at 2 PM Saturday at the First United Methodist Church....

            Visitation will be Friday evening from 7-8:30 at Johnson Funeral Home on Sunset Avenue….

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Dallas Lloyd Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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GRACE R. ALFORD STOLTZ

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—7 June 2009

 

            Grace R. Stoltz, 96, of 612 Health Drive, formerly of Parkton, died June 5, 2009, at Open Arms Nursing Home in Raeford.

            A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, the Rev. David McGugan officiating.

            Arrangements by Boles Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Red Springs.

 

Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace A. Stoltz (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Oct 1912, last residence Parkton, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Malcolm Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Grace R. 1912 NC1, Clarence 1881 SC2, Malcolm E. 1846 SC3, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC4, Elias 1779 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GRACIE ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 30 October 2008

 

            Gracie Alford, 78, of Tabor City [Columbus Co.], died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008, at Premier Living, Lake Waccamaw. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tabor City. Worthington Funeral Home, Chadbourn [Columbus Co., NC].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gracie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 May 1930, last residence Tabor City, Columbus Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Alma Hardee Alford, in this compilation.

            See Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll for more information on this family.

            Her lineage: Gracie 1930 SC 1, Leon Robert 1907 SC2, Levi Thomas 1876 SC3, John Henry 1855 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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GREGORY GEORGE ALFORD

 

THE STAR

Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC—Wednesday, 26 October 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

SHELBY—Mr. Gregory George Alford, 41, of 159 Keen Drive, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, of complications from cancer surgery.

            Born in Red Bank, N.Y., he was a son of Norman H. and Blanche Durrance Alford of Hendersonville [Henderson Co.]. He was raised in Hendersonville before moving to Shelby. He graduated summa cum laude from Gardner-Webb University in 1998. He was a customer service representative for E.D.C. Industries (formerly Universal Manufacturing & Logistics). He loved flower gardening, music, cats and his flying squirrel. He fought his cancer with courage, intelligence and cheerfulness. In his long battle with this disease, he was an example and inspiration to others who had cancer.

            In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Christine Oaks Alford; a daughter, Heather Philbeck of the home; mother- and father-in-law, Carolyn and Ray Philbeck of Earl; two brothers, Mark L. Alford of Hendersonville and Blake C. Alford of Manning, S.C.; and a sister, Catherine (Kitty) Mason of Cliffton, Va.

            A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Cecil M. Burton Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gregory Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 June 1964.

 

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GROVER LEWIS ALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Rackley-Davis Omnibus Family Tree (Ancestry.com), posted by M.R. Stoddard, great-granddaughter of Grover Lee Alford

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—6 April 1998

 

            Grover Lewis Alford, 71, of 204 Forestville Road, died Saturday, April 4, 1998, at his residence from an extended illness.

            Mr. Alford was born in Wake County, son of the late Grover L. and Oza Minga Alford. He was retired as a maintenance supervisor.

            Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 1998 in Glen Royal Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Brown officiating. Entombment will follow in the Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Marie Alford; daughters, Pam Roberts of Wendell,and Suanne Watkins of Rolesville; sons, Lee Alford of the home, and Patrick Alford of Durham; sisters, Ruth Bunn and Joyce Davis, both of Wake Forest; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends at Bright Funeral Home, Monday (today) from 7-8:30 p.m.

 

Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 March 1927 but that he died 5 Apr 1998, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Frankie Marie Ellington Alford; his son Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford III; and his sister Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Grover Lewis 1927 NC1, Grover Lee 1892 NC2, Kilpatrick 1865 NC3, James Hiatt 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GROVER LEWIS “LEE” ALFORD III

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—26 March 2012

 

            Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford, III, 59, of Wake Forest, was called to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, March 24, 2012 at his home. He was born in Wake County the son of the late Frankie Marie Ellington Alford & Grover Lewis Alford, Jr.

            Lee was a member of Glen Royal Baptist Church; was an avid Wolf Pack fan and enjoyed fishing & spending time at the coast on summer beach trips with his family. He was a loving father, brother and uncle and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012 at Glen Royal Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Faile officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his daughters, Leigh Ann Alford of Asheville and Alicia Alford & partner Bec of Asheville; sisters, Pam Roberts of Wake Forest and Suanne Watkins & husband Rodney of Rolesville; brother, Pat Alford & wife Peggy of Durham; nieces and nephews, Kimberly & Eric, Monica & Rob and their daughter, Ryan, Cameron, and Beth; aunts, Joyce Davis of Wake Forest and Anna Bell Baker of Raleigh; numerous loving family and friends.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Duke HomeCare & Hospice, Office of Development, 4321 Medical Park Drive, Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.

            Friends may visit with the family from 7-8:30 P.M., Monday evening, March 26, 2012 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 July 1952, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Grover Lewis Alford Jr. and Frankie Marie Ellington Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Grover Lewis 1952 NC1, Grover Lewis 1927 NC2, Grover Lee 1892 NC3, Kilpatrick 1865 NC4, James Hiatt 1826 NC5, Gilbert 1790 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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GWENDOLYN SASSER ALFORD

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—Monday, 23 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

GASTONIA—Gwendolyn Sasser Alford, 79, 458 S. Weldon St., died Aug. 21, 1999, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.

            She was a native of Midland City, Ala., daughter of the late Joe and Vera Bell Brannon Sasser. She was a clerical secretary formerly employed by Knit Products in Belmont and a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church.

            Survivors include brother, Joel Sasser, La Belle, Fla.; caregiver, Ethel Combs

            Graveside service 3 p.m. Monday, Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont....

            Arrangements by Carothers Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gwenn S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 July 1920, but that she died on 22 Aug 1999.

 

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HAROLD LEE ALFORD

 

Hargett-Gilmore Funeral Service

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—_____ June 2000

 

HIGH POINT—Harold Lee Alford, 67, of 701 E. Green Drive, Apt. 811, died June 6, 2000, at SunBridge Care & Rehabilitation For the Triad.

            He was born Oct. 21, 1932, in High Point, a son of Bennie and Eva Mae Alford Tyson, who both preceded him in death. He attended William Penn High School and served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.

            Surviving are his three daughters, Mrs. Sandra (James) Campbell Huntley, Miss Phyllis Alford Marsh of Thomasville and Mrs. Cynthia Renee Aughtry-Lindsay of High Point; a brother, Hubert Tyson of New York; nine grandchildren, Reggie Jefferson, Chad Alford, Brandon Alford, Brittany Marsh, Mia Campbell, Conchetta Alford, Tanya Aughtry, Michelle Aughtry and Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay; three great-grandchildren, Jada Aughtry-McInnis, Malik Peterson and Imon Pemberton; an aunt, Mrs. Lela Alford.

            Funeral will be 1 p.m. Friday at Friendship Baptist Church by the Rev. J.W. Flake. Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be 12:30-1 p.m. Friday at the church and other times at 509 Guilford Ave.

            Hargett-Gilmore Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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HARRIET ELIZABETH BUTNER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 22 February 2009

 

            Harriet Elizabeth Butner Alford, 82, of Carolina Springs, died Tuesday [February 17] at UNC Hospitals.

            She was born in Orange County to Raymond and Mahler Lloyd Butner. She was widow of the late John Alford. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harrell Eugene Butner and Robert Borden Butner.

            She had operated daycares in the area for many years and up until retirement was a school crossing guard for 26 years. She was a member of the Carrboro United Methodist Church. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and she loved the many cats she had raised over the years.

            Surviving are her children and their spouses, Stanley Alford (Mary) of Asheboro; Rachel Waller (Billy) and Denise Kennedy (Kevin) both of Pittsboro; one grandson, Dean Graham, five step-grandchildren, and five step-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            A graveside memorial service was held Friday at the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery by the Rev. Claire McKeown and the Rev. Dr. Jan Hill.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Orange County Animal Shelter, 1081 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

 

From Brooks & White Funeral Home, Roxboro:

 

Born 3/29/1926 Orange County, NC

Died 2/17/2009 and resided in Carrborro, NC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harriett B. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Carrboro, Orange Co., NC.

 

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HARRY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—12 June 2007

 

SANFORD, N.C.—Harry Alford, 83, of Sanford died June 9, 2007, at his home.

            The Shelbyville, Ky., native was a porcelain maker in the water heater manufacturing department of Rheem Manufacturing Co. He was a World War II Navy veteran, a life member of Auburn Park Masonic Lodge No. 789 in Chicago and served as Grand Lodge officer in the Grand Lodge of Illinois. He also served as Worthy Patron for the Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies and Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He had resided in Sanford for the past 10 1/2 years.

            He was a son of the late John Alford and Martha Hightower Alford.

            A service to celebrate his life is at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Flat Springs Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial with Masonic rites in the church cemetery. Visitation is at the residence at 495 Doe Run Drive. Miller-Boles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage St., Sanford, N.C., or to the Cancer Centers of North Carolina, 4104 Macon Pond Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

            Survivors include his wife, Nancy McLellan Alford; a daughter, Karen Jean Alford -Willett of Deltona, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Susan Hadley of Holly Springs and Kimberly Alford of Cherry Hill, N.J.; a brother, John Alford of Russellville, Ky.; and a grandchild, Travis Hicks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harry Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 1 Jan 1924.

            We included the obituary of his brother John Alford Jr. in Kentucky Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            His lineage: Harry 1924 KY1, John 1881 KY2, Pleasant Calvin 1849 KY3, James Pleasant 1825 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 ??6.

 

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HAZEL MARIE HALFORD CHILEN

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Monday, 21 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Hazel Halford Chilen, 66 of Flat Rock [Henderson Co.], died on Saturday, October 19, 2002, at Mission St. Joseph’s Health System in Asheville following an extended illness.

            A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was the daughter of the late Pose Willimaston [Williamson] and Emma Bishop Halford. Welch Allyn in Arden employed her for thirty years before her retirement in 1997.

            Survivors include her son, Michael Chilen of Atlanta; a daughter, Kathy Fender of Arden; son and daughter-in-law [probably should be daughter and son-in-law] Mike and Diane Hartley of La Grange, Georgia; grandchildren, Kelsey and Jake Fender of Arden; three brothers, Alden (Pauline) Halford of Asheville, John Halford of Hendersonville, and Hubert (Jackie) Halford of Elon College; two sisters, Bertie (Clyde) Brown of Hendersonville and Azalee Frisbee of Flat Rock.

            Four brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at the Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hendersonville.

 

Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daniel Riker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel H. Chilen (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1936.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Bertie Louise Halford Brown and Wilburn John Halford in this compilation.

            This obituary is not quoted verbatim.

            NC Births lists the birth of Hazel Marie Halford on 9 May 1936 in Henderson Co., the daughter of Pose Halford and Emma Bishop. Other children born to this couple in Henderson Co. are: David Pressley, b. 10 March 1916, Alden Grover, b. 14 March 1924, Wilburn, b. 7 May 1926, Asalee (female), b. 6 May 1929, and Hubert, b. 30 Apr 1931. Born in Polk Co. are: Jasper Pritchard, b. 1 July 1917 in Polk Co. to parents Pose William Halford and Celia Emma Bishop; and Bertie Louise, b. 11 Aug 1919 in Polk Co., to Bose Halford and Emma Bishop.

            Pose Halford was b. 6 Jan 1883 in Polk Co. to parents David Halford and Jane Jackson. Their daughter Ollie Effie Halford was b. 31 Oct 1891, also in Polk Co.

            NC Births lists the births of 3 children in Henderson Co. to Gail Norman Chilen and Hazel Marie Halford: Michael Wayne, b. 28 July 1958; Kathy Jo, b. 24 May 1960; and Carolyn Diane, b. 14 March 1962.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: Hazel Marie 1936 NC1, Posey Williamson 1883 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis Asbury 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 NC5, John 1768 VA6, James 1737 NC7.

 

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HELEN ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 6 September 2006

 

HIGH POINT—Helen Alford, 70, died Monday, September 4, 2006.

            Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in Carolina Biblical Garden.

            Professional arrangements are entrusted to People’s Funeral Service, Inc.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Oct 1935, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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HENRIETTA DAVIS ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Friday, 3 February 1956

 

            Mrs. Henrietta Alford, of the St. Pauls section, died recently after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at the St. Marks Baptist church in Dillon County near Lake View, S.C…. Interment will be [in] the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mildred McNeill, Mrs. Dessia Freeman, Mrs. Esther McCoy, and Mrs. Ella Mae Alford; two sons, Howard and David Alford; twentyone grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

 

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

            From NC Death Certificates: Henrietta Alford, born 1906 in SC, died 29 January 1956. Her parents were William and Rosetta Davis. Her burial place is listed as “St. Marks Cemetery” in Lake View, SC.

 

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HENRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 3 May 2010

 

            Henry Alford, 79, of Clayton, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010.

            The funeral service will take place 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Mt. Vernon Christian Church with the burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Clayton.

            Surviving are his spouse, Bettie Alford of the home; daughters, Beverly Alford-Roseberry and Theodore of Wyncote, PA, Ida Blackmon and John Wesley of Garner, Voronica Stagers and Cindy Sanders, both of Clayton; sons, Michael Anthony Alford and Evelma of Rincon, GA, and Michael Ray of Washington, DC; brother, James Alford of Smithfield; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            The visitation will be held one-half hour prior to the funeral service from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 4th, at the church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Jan 1931, last residence Fuquay-Varina, Wake Co., NC.

 

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HENRY M. ALFORD

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, MS—Saturday, 8 February 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

CLINTON, N.C.—Henry Alford, 91, an electrical engineer, died of heart failure Friday at Sampson Regional Medical Center.

            Graveside services are 3 p.m. today in Clinton City Cemetery. In the event of inclement weather, services will be held at Crumpler-Honeycutt funeral home, which is handling arrangements.

            Col. Alford was a McComb native. He attended McComb Schools and Mississippi State University. He graduated in 1927 with a degree in electrical engineering and was commissioned second lieutenant by ROTC. He was a charter member of Mississippi State College Chapter of Tau Beta Pi Association, a national engineering honor society, and a member of the Jackson Mississippi Chapter of Professional Engineers.

            He worked as an electrical engineer with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Rural Electric Administration. He served in the Army from 1941 until 1946. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Clinton, N.C. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

            Survivors include: wife, Ruth; and brother, James Monroe Alford of Charlotte, N.C....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 9 Feb 1905.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Amanda Moak Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; and of his sister Mae Clair Alford Wells in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Henry M. 1905 MS1, Robert Strickland 1867 MS2, Leander Raiford 1832 MS3, Seaborn John 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HERBERT ELMER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 May 2007

 

            Herbert Elmer Alford, 67, died Monday afternoon, May 14, 2007 at the home of his daughter in Goldsboro. He was born in Wake County son of the late Ida Lee Woodlief Alford and James Alford. Mr. Alford was retired from Burlington Industries and also from farming.

            Funeral service will be held 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, May 17, 2007 at Beulah Christian Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his daughter, Renee A. Turner and husband, Brent of Goldsboro; sons, Herb Alford, Jr. and fiancee, Edith Manners of Wake Forest, Jimmy Alford and wife, Rhonda of Wendell; sisters, Edith Pearce and Cathleen Perry, both of Youngsville, Etta Hawley of Holly Springs; grandchildren, Heather and Amanda Liles, Andrew and McKenzie Alford.

            Friends may visit with the family from 7:00-8:30 p.m. today at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)

 

Photo from Beulah Christian Church Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Oct 1939, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his brother James Hyatt Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Herbert Elmer 1939 NC1, James Hyatt 1902 NC2, Charles 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 16878, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HERMAN SMITH ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 10 August 2002

 

February 16, 1931 - August 9, 2002

 

WENDELL—Herman “PaPa” Smith Alford, 71, of 225 Wiley Oaks Dr., died Friday afternoon [August 9] at Raleigh Community Hospital. He was a retired truck driver and served his country in the United States Army.

            A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Luke Alford and is survived by his mother, Annie Medlin Alford of Wendell. Also surviving are his wife, Catherine Hollifield Alford; son, Robert “Robbie” Alford and his wife, Millie; daughters, Diane A. Adams and her husband, Mike, Linda Alford, all of Wendell; brothers, John “Buck” Alford of Raleigh, Ed Alford of Rolesville; sisters, Gladys Honeycutt, Lib Curtis and Grace Tutor, all of Wendell, Wilma Woodard of Raleigh; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his brother, Leamon Alford and sister, Lois Honeycutt.

            Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Baptist Church with Reverend W.C. Barham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery….

            The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home.

 

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Photo from Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Matthew Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herman S. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Catherine Hollifield Alford; and son Robert Herman “Robbie” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Herman Smith 1931 NC1, Luke F. 1895 NC2, Charles 1870 NC3, James Hiatt 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7.

 

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Hester Pearl williams Alford

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ January 2008

 

 

Aug. 12, 1925—Jan. 30, 2008

 

WENDELL—Hester Pearl Alford, 82, of 6625 Lake Myra Rd., went home to be with her Lord, Wednesday evening surrounded by her family. She was born in Wake County, daughter of the late Fred and Lillian Honeycutt Williams and was the widow of Leamon Alford.

            Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

            She is survived by her son, Glenn Alford, Sr. and wife, Faye of Wendell; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Danny Miles of Wendell, Sue and Rex Ray of Clayton, Donna and Hal Boyette of Wendell; sisters, Mildred Watson of Garner and Mary Elizabeth Boughman of Wendell; 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

            Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church Vision Fund, 11109 Poole Rd., Wendell, NC 27591.

            The family will receive friends 1:00—2:45 pm Saturday at Central Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, prior to the service and other times at the home.

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 2 February 2008

 

            Hester Pearl Alford, 82, 6625 Lake Myra Rd, Wendell, Jan. 30. Funeral 3 p.m., today, Central Baptist Church. Burial, church cemetery. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pearl W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leamon Luke Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HILDA W. ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—15 April 2004

 

            Hilda W. Alford, 75, Selma [Johnston Co.], April 14. Funeral 2 p.m., Friday, funeral home chapel. Burial, Princeton Cemetery. Arrangements by Parrish Funeral Home, Princeton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hilda W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Sept 1928 and died 14 Apr 2004, last residence Selma, Johnston Co., NC.

 

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HOLLIS PRESTON ALFORD, JR.

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 18 October 2007

 

            Alford, Hollis Preston Jr., 65, of Hallsboro, died Saturday [October 13] at Duke Medical Center, Durham. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hollis P. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 7 May 1942, last residence Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC.

 

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HOPKIN ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 June 2009

 

            Hopkin Alford, 89, of Wilmington, NC, died Monday, June 15, 2009 at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

            He was born in Robeson Co., NC on July 3, 1919, the son of the late Sam Peter and Katherine Kinlaw Alford. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Dillon, and three sisters, Peggy Floyd, Joyce Alford, and Janice Williams.

            He was a member of Sunset Park Baptist Church.

            Surviving is his wife, Martha Alford of the home, two daughters, Gloria Jean Floyd and Martha Davis and husband, Berl; three grandchildren, Lissa McDaniel, Tracy Grainger and husband, Kent, William Hopkin Dillion and wife, Jennifer; and four great grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 10:00–11:00 am, Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

            A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, June 18, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel by Rev. Chris Wroten. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

            Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Nelson, Don Todd, Manley Moore, Arnold Ray Potter, Morris Powell, and Donald Branch.

            The family would like to thank the Drs, Nurses and caregivers at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for their love and support toward Mr. Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28401.

            Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hopkin Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Martha Harrelson Alford; and his sister Mary Janice Alford Williams in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Susan Alford Dillon, with extensive census and other data, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Gabriel S. Alford, b. 1821 NC.

            His lineage: Hopkin 1919 NC1, Samuel Peter 1881 NC2, Gabriel 1821 NC3.

 

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HOWARD LEE ALFORD

 

Herring Funeral Care and Cremations

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—_____ January 2009

 

 

September 16, 1922 - January 16, 2009

 

            God brought forth a beautiful soul on September 16, 1922. Howard Lee Alford, the son of the late Matthew and Lou Ella Alford was born. God called his soul, such a wonderful creation back home on January 16, 2009.

            Funeral Services will be conducted on Thursday, 12:00 Noon at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Lillington, NC with Reverend Kenneth Swann officiating. Burial will be on Friday, 10:00 AM with full military honors at Sandhill State Veteran Cemetery.

            “Sarge” as he was affectionately called, grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received his primary and secondary education in Wake County, graduating from George Washington High School in 1940. Realizing the need to grow, Sarge made a career choice and joined the United States Army. He enjoyed a thirty year career in the army and was stationed several places including overseas tours to Germany, France, Japan, Vietnam, Korea and England. He retired initially after a twenty year career. After a brief hiatus he rejoined the army for a second tour of duty for ten years and officially ended his service in October 1983.

            Sarge joined Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in 2003. He served as a choir member until he was placed in a facility for long term care. The legacy of his life of service and faith is an inspiration to his family and friends.

            He leaves to cherish his wonderful memories; three sons, Dennis Alford (Gladys) of Smithfield, NC, Raymond (Nina) and Antonio, both of Baltimore, MD; four daughters, Carol Haynes, Jennifer Eichelberger, Chanda Turner (Reggie) and Belinda Alford, all of Baltimore, MD; seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two “nephews,” Scott McDougal and Rue Marshall; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 21 January 2009

 

FAYETTEVILLE—Howard Lee Alford, 86, of 509 Albany St., died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. He was an Army veteran. Services: Funeral, noon Thursday in Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church in Lillington. Graveside, 10 a.m. Friday in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake.

            Survived by: Children, Dennis, Raymond, Antonio, Carol, Jennifer, Chanda and Belinda.

            Herring Funeral Care & Cremations of Fayetteville.

 

Photo from Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery, Spring Lake, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Anonymous (no contact info)

                      

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Howard Alford (SS# issued in NC), but list his birth date as 11 Sept 1922, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

 

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HOWARD LEE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 26 April 2007

 

 

GREENSBORO—Rev. Dr. Howard Lee Alford’s homegoing celebration will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church, Trinity.

            Rev. Dr. Howard Lee Alford was born on January 23, 1930, to the late Vernal and Ometia Alford in Trinity, where he attended Trinity Colored School. At the age of 14, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior under the leadership of Rev. E.E. Frost “A mighty man of God.”

            After graduating from William Penn High School, in High Point, Howard relocated to Chicago, Illinois. He was drafted in the United States Army and there he served as a Military Police Officer in Germany. After his military duty was completed in 1954, he entered NC A&T University. There he earned a Bachelor in Science Degree in 1958 and a Master’s Degree 1960. He later earned two Master’s Degrees at Stanford University in Palo Alto California, as well as his Ph.D. in 1972. He completed post doctoral studies at Harvard University in Boston Mass.

            In 1976, he joined the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore. After 20 years as a senior professor in the School of Business, he retired in 1996. He continued to serve as a consultant in higher education. In 1997, he was ordained into The Baptist Ministers Conference in Maryland. He was an active member of AARP, and he was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Cora Miller, Juanita Bell, Carolyn Boone; and one brother, Vernal Alford, Jr.

            He was a devoted husband and father. He was married 48 years to Evelyn Jones. He leaves one son, Marcus Alford of Greensboro; daughter, Joy ( Nanchez) Graham of Baltimore; three grandchildren, Vonchez, Kristalyn and Ayanna Graham of Baltimore. He is survived by one brother, Oscar William Alford (Christina); and one sister, Sadie Marie Bennett both of Greensboro; a host of niece, nephews, cousins and friends.

            His visitation will be from 7 until 8 p.m. on Thursday at Woodard Funeral Home Chapel, Greensboro....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Howard L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), and list his death date as 23 Apr 2007, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr. and Ometia Brown Alford; and his siblings Vernal Gasper Alford Jr., Carolyn Delois Alford Boone, and Juanita Alford Bell in this compilation.

 

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HUBERT HESTER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—26 June 2012

 

H. Hester Alford

September 25, 1959 – June 23, 2012

 

WENDELL—Hester “Bird” Alford, 52, died Saturday. A native of Johnston County he was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Alford.

            He worked for Siemens for 28 years, currently for the City of Raleigh, Public Works Department in Transportation Operations Signal Department, and part time with Shelton Harley Davidson. Hester enjoyed riding his motorcycle and loved every breath of life he could squeeze in. It is hard to sum up in an obituary how very special, respected, and loved he was. Hester will be so very missed by so many people whose life he truly had an impact on.

            Funeral service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church.

            He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his mother, Joyce Liles Alford of Wendell; siblings, B. Wayne Alford (Jane) of Wendell, Jennifer “Jenny” Butler (Gene) of Benson; niece, Beth Johnson; nephews, Ryan & Cameron Hester; his much beloved girlfriend, Marianne; and dog, Zant.

            Visitation 6:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Baptist Tabernacle Church.

            In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to the Triple L Seniors Food Ministry, c/o Baptist Tabernacle Church or a charity of choice. Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

 

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

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Hubert Hester 1959 NC1, Bobby 1930 NC2, Alma A. 1889 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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HUGH JAMES “H.J.” ALFORD

Father of Brenda Sue Alford, AAFA #1041

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 16 October 2010

 

ELIZABETHTOWN—Hugh James “H.J.” Alford, 87, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at home.

            He was predeceased by his wives, Erma Clark Alford and Ruth Kellum Alford; a daughter, Terry Thompson; and a sister, Christine Phillips.

            Mr. Alford retired from the N.C. Department of Transportation as a road maintenance supervisor with more than 42 years of service.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Elizabethtown Baptist Church with Wayne Kellum officiating. Burial will follow at Elizabethtown City Cemetery.

            Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Alford; grandsons, Trey Melvin of Elizabethtown and Stan Melvin of Clayton; a granddaughter, Jennifer Wiley of Locke Ridge, Va., a great-grandson, Jacob Wiley; brothers, Harry Alford and wife McCree of Lisbon, and Edison Alford and wife Jo of Sanford.; a stepdaughter, Linda McCall of Wilmington; stepsons Bob Kellum of Wilmington, Va., and Wayne Kellum of Trinity; and several stepgrandchildren; and great-stepgrandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Liberty Hospice, 44 McNeil Plaza, Whiteville, NC 28472. Online condolences may be made to www.KinlawFuneralHome.com. Services entrusted to Kinlaw Funeral Home of Elizabethtown.

 

 

 

Photos from Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Fergus

Photos taken 1 May 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hugh J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Nov 1922, last residence Elizabethtown, Bladen Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wives, Erma Clark Alford and Ruth Clark Kellum Alford; and his daughter Terry Anita Alford Thompson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Hugh James 1922 NC1, Troy Bernard 1899 SC2, James Thomas 1868 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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IANTHA DORIS ALFORD PRUITT

Aunt of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

[Although Iantha died in FL, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to NC.]

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 15 June 1999

 

RALEIGH—Iantha Alford Pruitt, 75, of 3226 Oak Grove Circle, died Sunday, June 13, 1999 at Rex Convalescent Center. She was born in Franklin County and was the daughter of the late Joseph Lee Alford and Patty Lois Wynn Alford. She was married to Wayne Pruitt who preceded her in death. Mrs. Pruitt grew up in Oxford [Granville Co.] and lived in Sebring, FL.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock, Wednesday morning, June 16, 1999 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest.... Burial will follow in Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Pruitt is survived by her brothers and sister-in-law Wilson and Ruby Alford of Hillsborough, Roy and Margaret Alford of Raleigh and Eugene and Helen Alford of Hotspring, AR; 9 nieces and nephews....

 

Photo from Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iantha D. Pruitt (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 May 1924, last residence Sebring, Highlands Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of her brothers David Wilson Alford and Roy Hines Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Iantha Doris 1924 NC1, Joseph Lee 1888 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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IOLA LUCILLE ALFORD HOLLAND

 

THE STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—Wednesday, 12 November 2008

 

            Iola Lucille Alford Holland, 74, died Saturday [Nov 8].

            Memorial services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Seymour Funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Wayne Memorial Park [Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC].

            Mrs. Holland is survived by her son, Gregory Holland of Newark, and daughter, Angela Holland of Dudley, N.C.

            Arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service [Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC] and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymour funeralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iola Holland (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1934, last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

 

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IRENE ALFORD BOONE

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 27 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

LUMBERTON—Mrs. Irene Alford Boone, 68, of 5047 Pine Log Road, died Friday in Southeastern Regional Medical Center. The funeral was conducted at Newgate Community Church. Floyd Mortuary and Crematory handled arrangements.

            Mrs. Boone is survived by her husband, Daniel M. Boone, sons, Josiah Boone of Lumberton and Stephen Boone of Raleigh, two daughters, Janet B. Altman of Lexington and Minnie K. Boone, three brothers, James Alford of Ocala, Florida, Leon Alford of Dahlonega, Georgia, and Donald Alford of Pennsylvania, two sisters, Lillian Swanson of Columbia, South Carolina, and Beatrice Barrett of Greensboro, and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene A. Boone (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Dec 1933, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of her sister Lillian Lucille Alford Reece Swanson in South Carolina Obituaries.

            NC Births lists her as Leather Irene Alford, born in Scotland Co. to Joe and Maud Edwards Alford. Joseph Alford and Maud Edwards are listed as parents of 3 other children born in Scotland Co.: Bernice Marie, b. 15 Oct 1923; James Thomas, b. 9 May 1929; and Leon Herbert, b. 2 June 1931.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            Her lineage: Irene 1933 NC1, Joseph Barcy 1899 SC2, Joseph 1861 SC3, Joseph/Joel 1842 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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ISAAC CLIFTON ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—11 December 2002

 

WENDELL—Isaac Clifton Alford, Sr., 75, of 1216 Crestline Road, died Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at Rex Healthcare. He was born February 18, 1927 in Franklin County to the late J.E. Alford and Annie Wynne Alford. Clifton was a retired Correctional Officer and was currently attending Neuse Baptist Church.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2002 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel. Burial, Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

            Surviving: son, Isaac Clifton “Cliff” Alford, Jr. and his wife, Judy of Louisburg; daughter, Shirley Alford Broberg of Louisburg; stepson, Eddie Joseph Brown of Zebulon; seven grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren.

            In addition to his parents, Clifton was preceded in death by his wife, Pattie Harris Alford on February 1, 2001.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home.

 

Photo from Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ruth-Ellen Burack Flanagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Isaac C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Pattie Harris Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Isaac Clifton 1927 NC1, Joseph Elie 1901 NC2, William Moses 1872 NC3, William Joseph 1851 NC4, Hines Berry 1827 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JACK ARNOLD ALFORD, SR.

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 17 September 2008

 

            Jack A. Alford, Sr. 77, of Wilmington, died September 15, 2008.

            Jack was born in New Hanover County and was the son of the late W.F. Alford and Harriet “Tishie” Wilkins Alford. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers; Bobby Franklin Alford, George Ronald Alford, Richard Alford and a sister, Betty Jean Alford.

            Jack was a proud veteran of the US Navy and was a highly decorated Korean War veteran. In 1972 he became the owner/operator of J.A. Alford Seaford. He retired in 1996 when his son took over the business, which he still operates today as Alford Seafood.

            Jack was a member of Masonboro Baptist Church where he was a member of the Addison Hewlett Sunday School Class.

            Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Alford; a son, Jack A. Alford, Jr. (Susan); a sister, Jane Russell Zopfi; two brothers; W. Charles Alford (Penny) and Clarence Alford (Jean); a brother-in-law, David Reitz (Ileta) and their daughter Ashley and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also survived by a very special friend Brock Knight, who Jack treated like a son.

            Jack was a loving husband and father who was well loved and had lived a full life.

            The family will receive friends from 10-11AM Thursday at Masonboro Baptist Church where a Memorial Service will be held at 11AM. Dr. Gordon Wright and Rev. Larry Knowles officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 2222 S. 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401 or Masonboro Baptist Church, 1501 Beasley Road, Wilmington, NC 28409.

            Coble Ward-Smith Funeral and Cremation Service, Oleander Chapel

            Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com.

 

 

Photos from Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonboro, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Feb 1931, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            Jack’s middle name is from his memorial at www.findagrave.com.

            Jack’s father was Woodard Franklin Alford, who is buried with his wife in Masonboro Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

1900 CENSUS

 

Wilmington Ward 1 (District 64), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #134:

John F. Alford     head      24   b. Nov 1875    NC NC NC  married 2 years            painter

Etta                       wife       23   b. Jan 1877      NC NC NC  0 children, 0 living

Morriss                  brother   22   b. Dec 1877     NC NC NC                                      painter

 

Harnett (District 63), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #219:

John H. Alford      head      80   b. Jan 1820      NC NC NC  married 37 years          farmer

Mary C.                 wife       59   b. Aug 1841    NC NC NC  7 children, 5 living

 

Harnett (District 63), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #220:

William R. Alford    head   27   b. Sept 1872    NC NC NC  married 4 years            fishing

Sophia                      wife    29   b. ___ 1871     NC NC NC  1 child, 1 living

John H.                     son   8/12   b. Aug 1899    NC NC NC

 

1910 CENSUS

Delgade (District 81), New Hanover Co., NC

 

Dwelling #205:

Morris Alford              head     34     NC NC NC      1st marriage 11 years        fisherman

Lila                              wife     34     NC NC NC      1st marriage 11 years

                                                                                   4 children, 3 living

Sallie F.                       dau         7     NC NC NC

Rudolph                      son         4     NC NC NC

Morris                          son         2     NC NC NC

 

Dwelling #206:

John F. Alford           head     39     NC NC NC      1st marriage 12 years        fisherman

Etta                             wife     37     NC NC NC      1st marriage 12 years

                                                                                   5 children, 2 living

Woodard                    son         3     NC NC NC

Lena                            dau    6/12     NC NC NC

 

1920 CENSUS

Harnett (District 92), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #8:

 

J.F. Alford                 head                     49      NC NC NC     fisherman

Katie                           wife                      43      NC NC NC

Woodard                    son                        14     

Evelina                        dau                       11

 [In Dwelling #7 is the family of John’s brother William Robert Thomas Alford, listed as R.T. Alford]

 

            His lineage: Jack Arnold 1931 NC1, Woodard Franklin 1906 NC2, John Franklin 1873 NC3, John H. ???? NC4.

 

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JACOB ALFORD

 

CAROLINA OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Monday, 8 April 1861

 

DIED

            At Alfordsville, Robeson Co., on the 16th ult., Jacob Alford, Esq., a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian church of Ashpole, in the 72d year of his age.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Julius Elias Alford in this compilation.

            Jacob was married three times: (1) in 1819 to Mary McKay (1793–1824); (2) in 1825 to Katherine McRae (1808–1838); and (3) in 1842 to Mrs. Patience Thompson (1814–1860). He had at least 16 children, with all three wives.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Jacob 1789 NC1, James 1764 NC2, Jacob 1738 VA3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Friday, 5 August 1955

 

            James Alford, age 56, of St. Pauls [Robeson Co.], Route 2, died Tuesday night at Robeson County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

            He was a native of Rowland but had made his home in St.Pauls for a number of years. His wife, Mrs. Heneritta [sic] Alford, survives.

            Funeral will be held in the Baptist Church in Dillon, S.C. onSunday afternoon at three, with the pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Henrietta Davis Alford, in this compilation

            From NC Death Certificates: James Alford, born 1905 in Rowland, NC, died 2 Aug 1955. His parents were unknown. The informant was Mrs. Henrietta Alford, and his race is “C”. His burial place is listed as “St. Mark Baptist Church Cem.” in Marion Co., SC, but that cemetery is in Dillon Co.

 

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JAMES ALFORD, JR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—1 November 2012

 

BENSON—James Alford Jr., of 609 E. Holmes St., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn. Visitation, 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

            Survived by: Wife, Bertha; daughter, Tanisha; sister, Mary Ross; brother, Benjamin Joseph; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Sept 1941, last residence not listed.

 

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JAMES BARBEE “HOSS” ALFORD

AAFA #0344

Brother of Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279, and Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 4 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005, In Remembrance

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—James Barbee “Hoss” Alford, 79, of 623 Clyde Pearce Rd., the Pilot Community, died Thursday [June 3] at his home.

            Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Pilot Baptist Church. Burial, Upchurch, Alford, Bunn Cemetery…. Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

 

In another article:

 

EASTERN WAKE NEWS

Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 3 June 2004

 

Pilot Icon Battles Cancer

By Michael A. Bell, Staff Writer

 

PILOT—There has always been a fire burning within James Barbee Alford to provide for his family and his community. But cancer is smothering those flames as “Hoss”—a name that has become synonymous with Pilot and surrounding areas—fights his last battle.

            With deep blue eyes peering into everyone’s heart, the 79-year-old Pilot man now awaits his final call to venture into the heavens. It’s a place he knows he is destined to go. It’s a place he knows he will be well-received.

            Last Wednesday, as oxygen channeled from tubes to his body, Alford remained covered beneath his Pilot Baptist Church embroidered blanket - the church he dedicated his entire life to. Even though his body is slowly succumbing to the effects of kidney cancer, his mind is still sharp and his ability to tell a story is uncanny.

            “I’m fading fast,” said Alford, his weary body resting genially in his home—a place hundreds of his friends and family have frequented as their loved one slips away.

            The doctors gave him three weeks to three months to live. But they don’t know everything, he contends. They claim he will perish soon, but Alford believes he is in God’s hands—for God is the only one who knows when Alford will take his last breath.

            For his Master, Alford doesn’t feel any resentment.

            “It’s not that I’m not ready to go,” he said, struggling. “I’m ready to go. I just hate to leave my family, you know?”

            So far, he said he has not experienced any pain, and the doctors believe he is likely to die in his sleep. On Monday, May 24, he was placed in hospice care.

            With laughs from everyone visiting him last Wednesday, Alford shared stories of his accomplishments in the work force, his gifts and faithfulness to his church and community—memories he will carry to his grave.

            As his quivering hand reached for a tissue to wipe the tears from his eyes, he gazed about the living room full of those who have meant the most to him and smiled at his life—one he calls “impressive.

 

A humble servant

 

            Born Dec. 21, 1924, to farming parents Zollie and Lala, it wasn’t until the fourth grade that a childhood friend coined the nickname “Hoss.” He carried the identity throughout school at the former Wakelon School in Zebulon, to his more than 38 years working for the state Department of Transportation, to the present.

            Although the state job didn’t pay that well, it was very important to him—and he made sure he always arrived promptly…. By the time he retired a year’s worth of sick leave was accumulated, and he was credited for more than 39 years of service.

            In the 1950s, chosen from a select few because of his “leadership” abilities, Alford was granted a temporary ob of widening the portion of U.S.64 from Zebulon to Raleigh. The project won him an award….

            From being a member of every committee of Pilot Baptist, to his 50-year on-and-off service to its deacon board, to his singing 60 years in the choir, Hoss Alford was always there. From helping construct the church’s picnic area, to planning practically every July 4th celebration and Pilot Fireman’s Day festivities, Hoss Alford’s guiding hands were needed.

            In 1971, when Bunn High School officials said they didn’t have enough money for an activity bus, Hoss Alford came to the rescue. Organizing a barbecue fund-raiser where students from Bunn Elementary and the high school were each given 10 tickets to sell, the amount raised for the vehicle doubled to $12,000. When someone says it can’t happen, Hoss Alford said me makes it happen.

            As a Franklin County commissioner from 1986 to 1990, Hoss Alford oversaw the inception of a community college, an airport, two senior citizen centers, and a new school in both Youngsville and gold Sand.

            A staunch Democrat in a highly conservative area, Hoss Alford said getting involved in politics was something for which he had a knack. During his days in office, even though he still carried his original nickname, someone also crafted another phrase suiting him to a T.

            “They called me Mr. Democrat,” he said, grinning. “I’d probably have some of my kin roll over (in their graves) if they knew I was a Democrat.”

            As his interest in politics dwindled away, Hoss Alford decided to put his effort into another area he deemed invaluable: the church youths. “It’s the most important thing you could ever do,” he said.

            For the church young people to have all they deserve, Hoss Alford wanted them to have outdoor activities, doing 90 percent of the work for the church’s multiple tennis and basketball courts.

            If there was ever anyone who couldn’t afford a youth activity, Hoss Alford wanted his phone to ring.

            “Let me know,” he would tell them. “I’ll pay their way.”

           

The gates of heaven await

 

            In January, doctors found a lump in Hoss Alford’s kidney, son Gus said. It was immediately contained, and the prognosis was positive. However, doctors did not predict the cancer’s likelihood of spreading. And two months later, the disease invaded the rest of Hoss Alford’s body….

            As Hoss Alford fights daily to see another day and breathe another breath, almost 300 get-well cards fill his single-story Clyde-Pearce Road home—hope and daily affirmation that although he will soon be gone, he will never be forgotten.

            Though his time on earth will soon end, Hoss Alford said he has lived a graced life. With two children, sons Jim and Gus, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and a slew of statewide and community accomplishments, he believes he will be well-received at the gates of heaven.

            “I’m ready to go,” he said, eyes beginning to well with tears. “I just hate to leave my family behind.”

            Wife Merle Alford, 74, is at peace with her husband’s future death. She is battling congestive heart failure, but knows she will be in good hands when Hoss Alford passes….

            Though it is uncertain what day he will die, what is sure is the place he will be buried: the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn cemetery.

            On April 15, 1996, a tornado with wind speeds estimated at 200 mph swept through the Pilot and neighboring communities, damaging or destroying 92 homes and other property, particularly that tree-lined cemetery on Shepard School Road.

            Hoss Alford spent countless hours restoring it, planting 19 Bradford pear trees where tall oaks and pines once stood and other foliage to bring out its historic beauty….

            In April 2003, the Easter Wake News interviewed him after he restored the cemetery gardens. Then, as the Bradford pear tress were in full blossom, he joked when asked about his nickname, sarcastically saying he got the name because he was “so small.”

            But for the many lives he was touched, Hoss Alford’s towering spirit will remain for generations to come.

 

Photo from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates for James B. Alford (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Merle Bunn Alford; his mother, Lala R. Batchelor Alford; and his brother Floyd Shelby Alford Sr. (AAFA #0271) in this compilation.

            In the Spring 1999 issue is “Zollie and Lala Alford of Franklin Co., NC,” an article written by the daughter of James’s sister Dorothy, describing life on her grandparents’ farm. In Fall 1993, an article about James was included in “Alfords in the News.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Barbee 1924 NC1, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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JAMES BASS ALFORD, SR.

 

WILSON TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—19 October 2011

 

KANNAPOLIS—James Bass Alford, 70, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel Bass Alford; father, Earl Vincent Alford; and son, James Bass Alford Jr.

            Cremation was at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home of Rocky Mount.

            Private services will be held at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 July 1941, last residence Kannapolis, Cabarrus Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son James Bass Alford Jr.; and his mother, Rachel Bass Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: James Bass 1941 NC1, Earl Vincent 1913 NC2, James Vinson/Vincent 1876 NC3.

 

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JAMES BASS ALFORD, JR.

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the News & Observer on 9 December 2007.]

 

DAILY REFLECTOR

Greenville, Pitt Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 December 2007

 

WILSON—James “Jim” B. Alford Jr., 41, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007. A Memorial Service was held 4 p.m. Sunday in the Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation followed at the funeral home following the service. Private burial will be at a later date….

            He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Nettie F. Glover and William E. Glover; paternal grandparents, Rachael B. Alford and Earl V. Alford.

            He is survived by his mother, Dottie Monk of Farmville; father, Jimmy Alford of Kannapolis; and two loving labs, Jack and Bailey.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the James Bass “Jim” Alford Jr. Fund at Wachovia Bank of Wilson for Addiction Research and Education or to the charity of one’s choice.

            Arrangements by Thomas-Yelverton at Evergreen Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations, 2704 Nash Street North, Wilson, NC 27896.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 June 1966, last residence Wilson, Wilson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, James Bass Alford Sr.; and his paternal grandmother, Rachel Bass Alford, in this compilation.

            J. Venson Alford, born 1876, married Della Perry, born 1875, on 31 Dec 1905 in Nash Co., NC [North Carolina Marriages, 1759–1979 (FamilySearch.org)].

            In 1910 James V. Alford and his wife Della are in Nash Co., NC, with 2 daughters.

            Vinson Alford, born 18 Nov 1876, signed with his mark on his WWI Draft Registration Card, Nash Co., NC.

            His lineage: James Bass 1966 NC1, James Bass 1941 NC2, Earl Vincent 1913 NC3, James Vinson/Vincent 1876 NC4.

 

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JAMES COLON ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 8 May 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mr. James Alford, Sr., 78, died Sunday, May 4, at home. A native of Lumberton, NC, and a retired worker in housekeeping for Duke Medical Center.

            Survivors are his wife, Catherine Alford; six daughters, Hazel Carpenter, Wilhelmina, Sarah, Kathy, Darlene Lovely and Regina; five sons, Lennon, William Earl, Eugene, Aaron, and Timothy; two sisters, Maggie Williams, and Eutha Barnes; 24 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted by Rev. V.E. Brown of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Saturday, May 10, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, May 9, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Scarborough & Hargett Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Oct 1918, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his sister Willa L. Alford in this compilation.

            NC Births lists J.C. Alford born 1 Oct 1918 in Robeson Co., parents Colon and Lucy Alford, race Negro. The birth record of Willa Lee Alford lists her parents as Colon Alford and Lucy Mears.

            Colon Alford was the son of Bob and Jane Alford of Thompson, Robeson Co., NC. Bob was born into slavery in 1825 NC, as were his parents.

            His lineage: James Colon 1918 NC1, Colon 1869 NC2, Bob 1825 NC3.

 

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JAMES CRAIG ALFORD

 

[A similar article including his full name was published in The Herald-Sun, 19 February 2012.]

 

Clements Funeral Service

Durham, Durham Co., NC—_____ February 2012

 

 

August 4, 1961–February 19, 2012

 

DURHAM—Craig Alford, of Durham, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Duke University Medical Center. Born in Durham County, Mr. Alford was the son of Elaine Alford and the late Jimmy Alford. Craig was formerly employed at Public Service Gas.

            In addition to his mother, Mr. Alford is survived by three brothers, Mike Alford and wife Merle, of Wilton, Steve Alford and wife Beth, of Durham, and Randy Alford and Susan, of Durham; one sister, Judy McDuffie and husband Danny, of Durham; special nieces and nephews, Denise McDuffie, Wayne Alford and wife Penny, James McDuffie, Dawn Gooch and husband Eddie, Chris Alford, Lauren Allen and husband Jeff, Brad Alford, and Daniel Johnson; two great-nephews, Rusty Gooch and Collin Alford.

            Craig loved his family and riding his Harley-Davidson, Carolina Panthers, Duke and his special friend Kim Ray. He loved life, children and doing things his way.

            A graveside funeral service will be conducted at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Heather Lear and Dennis Long officiating. The family will receive friends at Clements Funeral Home, Durham, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and at other times at the home of Elaine Alford, 433 Sherron Rd. Durham, NC. Pallbearers will be Wayne Alford, James McDuffie, Chris Alford, Brad Alford, Terry Taylor and Don Adams.

            The family is being assisted in Durham by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of James C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) but list his birth date as 14 Aug 1961, last residence not listed.

 

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JAMES DAVID ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 21 October 2001

 

 

            Dr. James David Alford died Friday, October 19, 2001, at his residence. He was born in Zebulon, NC on March 5, 1938 to J. Raleigh Alford and Roslyn Hollingsworth Alford. He attended public schools in Zebulon and went on to complete his education at UNC Chapel Hill where he graduated from Medical School in 1966. From there he went to George Washington University Medical Center where he completed his internship and residency in General Surgery and Thoracic and Vascular Surgery. During this time he subsequently met and married his wife Brenda. Upon completion of his training he served in the US Army from 1973-1975.Dr. Alford and his family moved to Charlotte, NC in January 1976 where he practiced surgery for 3 1/2 years. However, after several years of city living he longed to return to a smaller community. The family moved to Mooresville in 1979 where he practiced surgery from that time until May 2001 when he became ill. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Mooresville.

            Dr. Alford is survived by his wife, Brenda, of 35 years, his mother, Roslyn Alford, Zebulon, three children and their spouses, Melissa Tatman (David), Mooresville, Brian Alford (Tricia), Mooresville, Kelly Snider (Philip), Zebulon; four grandchildren, Samuel Tatman, Kaitlyn and Benjamin Alford and Erin Skye Snider, and his mot Hazel Van Horn of Mooresville.

            He was preceded in death by his father, J. Raleigh Alford.

            He was a quiet man, a kind man of strong faith, and a true Southern Gentleman.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2001, at First Baptist Church, Mooresville.... Friends may pay their respects at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville on Sunday, October 21, 2001, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2001, at Zebulon City Cemetery. The body will lie in state and the family will receive friends at Zebulon Baptist Church from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday....

 

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SALISBURY POST

Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC—Sunday, 21 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

MOORESVILLE [Iredell Co.]—The funeral will be Monday for Dr. James David Alford, 63, who died Friday (Oct. 19, 2001) at his residence.

            Services: 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church, Mooresville.... A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zebulon City Cemetery.

            Visitation: 1-5 p.m. today, Cavin-Cook Funeral Home. The body also will lie in state at Zebulon Baptist Church from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday....

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelby Hendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James D. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 March 1938.

            See the obituary of his mother, Roslyn Hollingsworth Alford, in this compilation.

            Family members buried in Zebulon Town Cemetery in the same area are: James Raleigh Alford, 3 June 1907–18 Nov 1982; Infant son of J.R. and Roslyn Alford, 4 Oct 1944; Minnie W. Hollingsworth, 9 Sept 1881–29 Oct 1971.

            NC Births lists James Raleigh Alford, b. 3 June 1907 in Franklin Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James David 1938 NC1, James Raleigh 1907 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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JAMES EDWARD ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Tuesday, 6 January 2011

 

 

            James Edward Alford, 85, passed away Tuesday, January 04, 2011. A native of Nash County, he was born December 08, 1925, the son of the late Charlie Cooper Alford and Bessie Hamlet Alford.

            He was also preceded in death by brothers, Julian Alford, Roy Alford and William Alford; sisters-in-law, Vivian Alford and Mary Lou Alford; and brother-in-law, Marcus Johnson.

            He served his country in the United States Army during World War II from 1944–1946. After 41 years of service, he retired from CSX Railroad as Metal Bridge Department foreman. After his retirement, Daddy spent his time and efforts in helping others. As a master welder, he often was called to rescue friends in need. He openly shared his talents and love of life. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and made all of them proud to be Alfords.

            Mr. Alford leaves behind those he loved, his wife, Gaynelle Flowers Alford; daughters, Peggy Alford Williams (Al) and Wanda Alford Gold; sons, Cecil Randolph Green Jr. (Donna), Michael Jackson Green (Julie) and Don Edward Alford (Tammie); grandchildren, Kelly Alan Williams, Jennifer Gold Price (Russ), Amy Burrus Peterson (Jeff), Sheri Williams Franklin (Jason), James M. Gold IV, Jessica Gold, Misti Green, Amanda Green, and Hunter Alford; and great-grandchildren, Paine A. Williams, Lillian C. Franklin, Jackson A. Williams, Gabriel G. Price, and Teagan Peterson. He will also be remembered by his brothers and sisters, Clifton Alford, Robert “Bob” Alford (Joyce), Nan Alford Johnson, Harold Alford (Donnie), Louise Alford Wainright (Rex), and Kenneth Alford (Jean).

            The family will receive friends and relatives from 12:00pm – 2:00pm Friday, January 07, 2011 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home. A service to honor his life will be held at 2:00pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Dwight Paramore officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park.

            Arrangements entrusted to Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Ave., Rocky Mount, NC. You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by visiting www.wheelerwoodlief.com.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brothers Charlie Clifton “Cliff” Alford and William Cooper “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: James Edward 1925 NC1, Charlie Cooper 1898 NC2, Jacob Lewis 1862 NC3, Gabriel S. 1821 NC4.

 

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JAMES EDWARD ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—18 January 2013

 

            James Edward Alford, 64, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in Dillon, S.C. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Bethesda Christian Life Church 506 N. Fourth St. Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 26 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

BLADENBORO—James Franklin Alford, 53, of 11577 N.C. 211 died Monday [November 23] in his home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Butters Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a sister, Lena M. Stokes of Lumberton; and four brothers, Avery Alford of Lumberton, Leon Alford and Leroy Alford, both of Bladenboro, and James R. Alford of Bronx, N.Y.

            The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Maultsby & Sons Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Leroy Alford, 9475 Center Road in Bladenboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Avery Alford and Leon Alford in this compilation.

 

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JAMES GARLAND ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 12 August 1995

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Mr. J. Garland Alford, 80, died Friday, Aug. 11, 1995. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Green and Sons Chapel.

 

Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

FAG photo requested 9/25/2013 – the above photo is no longer on FAG

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Nov 1914, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            NC Births list the birth of James Garland Alford on 12 Nov 1914 in Davidson Co., NC, father Wiley O. Alford.

            NC Deaths list his death on 11 Aug 1995 but his birth on 12 Nov 1915.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: James Garland 1914 NC1, Wiley Oscar 1887 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC, Green Berry 1787 NC.

 

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JAMES HOWARD “BERRY” ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 30 December 1904

 

SHOT BY PARTNER

RAYMOND D. BYNUM ATTEMPTS LIFE OF J.H. ALFORD

WOUNDS MAY BE FATAL

 

Mr. Alford Removed to Rex Hospital Where He Now Lies in a Precarious Condition—Shooting Grew Out of Business Disputes—Bynum Flees After Shooting and Police Start in Pursuit.

 

Raleigh Evening Times, 29.—As the result of a most deplorable shooting affair, which occurred this morning shortly after 10 o’clock, Mr. J.H. (“Berry”) Alford lies in Rex Hospital this evening in a precarious condition, with three gun shot wounds made by two pistol cartridges, discharged by the hand of his partner in business—Mr. Raymond D. Bynum.

            At this hour it cannot be definitely stated whether the wounds will prove fatal.

 

ACCOUNT OF THE TRAGEDY

 

            The wounded man is the senior partner of the firm of Alford, Bynum & Christophers, a job printing house, located on East Hargett street, where the three partners have conducted a business for a number of years.

            It is stated that differences had existed between the members of the firm for some time and that this morning Mr. Alford stated to Mr. Bynum that he did not like the way some accounts had been collected and accounted for; that there must be a change for the better in conducting the affairs of the firm or a dissolution of partnership. This is said to have brought on hot words between the two gentlemen, which resulted in the drawing of a pistol by Bynum and the firing of two bullets into Mr. Alford, one of the bullets making two wounds, as explained further on in this story of the affair.

            After the shooting Bynum at once fled the scene and for some time his whereabouts could not be located. It was stated that he had gone home, but when the officers of the law sought him there he was not to be found.

            The police authorities heard that he had gone to the home of a certain party a short distance from the city, and officers were at once dispatched after him.

 

NATURE OF THE WOUNDS

 

            Mr. Alford, who is an aged gentleman, past sixty-five years, and who is the senior deacon in the First Baptist church of this city, was at once taken to Rex Hospital.

            There his wounds were dressed by the surgeon in attendance. Three shots were fired. Only two, however, took effect. There are three wounds, one bullet making two separate wounds.

            Two shots took effect in the stomach, showing that one of the balls entering the breast went directly through the body and came out three inches below the right shoulder blade, and five inches behind the arm pit.

            The two wounds in front, one is in the anterior auxiliary line, four inches below the right nipple. The second is in the mid-auxiliary line four and a half inches behind the nipple. These two wounds are stained with powder, and were apparently made by a 32-calibre pistol.

            The wound in the back of the shoulder is a large and irregular one, and thus far the doctors cannot tell which of the front wounds represents the exit of one of the balls.

            The other ball has not been located. There is a commiciled fracture of the right shoulder blade.

            After the dressing of the wounds the patient’s pulse was 88 and his temperature registered 96.

            The physicians stated at noon today that the wounds might prove fatal.

 

CIRCUMSTANCE OF THE SHOOTING

 

            Another account of the circumstances which led up to the shooting is incorporated in the following, learned from Mr. W.A. Taylor, this afternoon, with whom Mr. Alford lives:

            Mr. Taylor said that he heard of the shooting in a few minutes after it occurred and that he immediately rushed to the scene, where he found Mr. Alford lying on the floor of the office, but in a perfectly conscious condition.

            Mr. Taylor says he spoke to him and at once Mr. Alford recognized him and told him what had occurred, which was in effect as follows:

 

WHAT THE WOUNDED MAN SAID.

 

            Mr. Bynum entered the office this morning and without a word proceeded toward him (Alford). Mr. Alford said he was busy at the time and took no notice of Mr. Bynum until the latter had almost reached him. Then he looked up and saw Mr. Bynum with a revolver in his hand coming toward him, with the weapon drawn. He (Alford) jumped up immediately and grabbed Mr. Bynum, hugging him closely, hoping to prevent his shooting him, which he seemed bent on doing.

            Just as Mr. Alford grabbed Mr. Bynum the latter began to shoot, firing three times in rapid succession, the effect of which is above related.

            Mr. Taylor further stated that Mr. Alford had frequently talked with him (Taylor) about the business methods of Mr. Bynum and his irregularities appeared to weigh heavily upon Mr. Alford’s mind.

            Mr. Alford, said Mr. Taylor, had recently made Mr. Bynum a proposition to either buy or sell out, for he declared he could no longer put up with Mr. Bynum’s way of doing business, and had requested Bynum to get up a statement of the business in order that the proposition might be more intelligently considered, from all of which Mr. Bynum seems to have taken offense. Hence the tragedy of this morning.

 

BYNUM STILL AT LARGE

 

            At latest accounts this afternoon Mr. Bynum had not been apprehended but the search is still going on and it is thought he will be found before many hours.

            Sheriff Page, on hearing of the affair, at once detailed Deputies Stell, Walters and Crocker to take up the matter and these, with Policemen Rogers and Alston and Captain Thompson, are hunting the fugitive.

 

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WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Saturday, 31 December 1904

 

MR ALFORD DIED LAST NIGHT—SLAYER AT LARGE

FUNERAL THIS MORNING

 

Conducted from the First Baptist Church, of Which the Deceased Was Senior Deacon—Dr. Tyree, Pastor, Will Officiate— Bynum Aided by Relative to Escape—Telegrams Sent in Effort to Apprehend.

 

            J.H. Alford, who was shot by his partner, R.D. Bynum, in Raleigh Thursday, died at Rex Hospital in that city Thursday night. The extreme age of the wounded man and copious flow of blood made it impossible for him to rally. He was put on the operating table and the work was completed in a little over one hour, but the shock was too great for him and he sank rapidly.

            The testimony taken before the coroner’s jury brought out few facts differing from the account given in The Journal yesterday.

 

BYNUM STILL AT LARGE

 

            The slayer of Mr. Alford has not been apprehended. The general belief is that he was aided to escape by a relative and possibly other friends.

            It was stated in Raleigh yesterday that a gentleman, a relative, who is supposed to have helped Bynum to get away, after he reached the place in the country referred to yesterday, was seen returning this morning on the Tarboro road, about 5 o’clock.

            Telegrams have been sent out to various points by the chief of police and efforts to apprehend Bynum are still being made. But it seems very doubtful now that he will be taken soon.

 

FUNERAL OF MR. ALFORD

 

            The funeral of Mr. Alford will take place this morning at 10:30 o’clock, from the First Baptist church, of which church the deceased was the senior deacon.

            Dr. Tyree, the pastor, will officiate at the church, and the deceased will be given Masonic burial.

            The following gentlemen will act as pall-bearers: G.M. Allen, W.N. Jones, T.B. Terrell, S.W. Brewer, J.P. Wyatt, E.S. Dunn, John E. Ray, C.J. Hunter, D.H. Allen, J.D. Boushall, T.H. Briggs.

 

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WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Sunday, 1 January 1905

 

RALEIGH, Dec. 31.—All that was mortal of Mr. J.H. Alford were laid to rest this morning in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral occurred at 10:30 this morning from the First Baptist church, of which the deceased was for so long a member and senior deacon. The spacious edifice was crowded to its utmost with men, and women and children from almost every walk of life; distinguished officers of State and the lowliest citizen of the community gathered together with a common cause to render homage to an honored citizen, a beloved friend.

            The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Tyree, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Stephenson, in a beautiful and intensely impressive manner.

            The services were in charge of the Masons, Mr. Alford having been a member of Wm. G. Hill Lodge. Other orders of which he was a member were present, among these the Raleigh Typographical Union, of which Mr. Alford was a charter member.

            The pall-bearers were Messrs. G.M. Allen, W.N. Jones, T.B. Terrell, S.W. Brewer, J.P. Wyatt, E.S. Dunn, John E. Ray, C.J. Hunter, D.H. Allen, J.D. Boushall, T.H. Briggs.

            The Masonic pall-bearers were Messrs. J.C. Drewry, R.H. Bradley, N.B. Broughton, R.N. Simms, F.A. Watson, J.C. Birdsong, John Whitelaw and C.B. Edwards.

 

BYNUM STILL AT LARGE.

 

            Bynum, the slayer of J. H. Alford, is still at large, and there really seems to be no good grounds for anticipating his arrest—despite rumors to the contrary.—Raleigh Times

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—16 July 1905

 

BYNUM SUBMITS

 

            In the Superior Court Raymond D. Bynum submitted to murder in the second degree for the killing of James H. Alford, his partner in the printing business, last December. Monday Judge Allen will hear the evidence, no jury being necessary, in order to see what sentence shall be imposed. Bynum’s attorneys say they expect a light sentence. His defense is that while he was not actually demented at the time he committed the murder, yet he was in such a condition as to negative malice, being denuded of will power by the excessive and long use of whiskey, and that hence there was no great degree of responsibility in the matter, but, on the contrary, that it was very nearly equal to an act done while insane.

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—18 July 1905

 

FIFTEEN YEARS FOR BYNUM

 

            In the Superior Court today Judge Allen heard the evidence in the case of the State vs. R.D. Bynum, for the murder of J.H. Alford, there being no jury in the case, the purpose being to ascertain what would be the amount of punishment. After carefully hearing the evidence, Judge Allen sentenced Bynum to 15 years at hard labor in the penitentiary. His age is 40 years.

 

 

 

Photos from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

There is no inscription on the back of this monument.

Inscription on the left: Wife of James H. Alford | Born in New Kent Co., Va. | Nov. 24, 1836 | Died in Raleigh, N.C. | April 2, 1897. | In the 61st year of her age.

Inscription on the right: [possibly James H., but it’s very faint] | Born in Franklin Co., N.C. | May 17, 1835. | Died in Raleigh, N.C. | Dec. 29, 1904. | In the _9th year of his age. [His age appears to be either 29th or 79th. It should be 69th.]

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1900 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, James H. Alford, ae 65 b. May 1835, is widowed, a boader living in the household of James Newsom.

            In 1880 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC, James H. Alford, age 45 b. NC, is living with his wife Susan 43 NC, and a servant. In Susan’s “sick” column, it says “Diseash _____.”

            In 1870 they are in Raleigh: James Alford, 35 NC printer, Susan 33 VA, and a cook.

            In 1860 they are in Raleigh: Jas. H. Alford, 25 NC printer, Susan 24 NC, Elizabeth 1 NC, and a domestic.

            In 1850 there is a James Alford, 15 NC, living in Wake Co. in the household of clergyman Thomas Meredith.

            From North Carolina, Marriages 1759–1979 [FamilySearch.org]: James H. Alford married Susan Batkins on 7 Aug 1855 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            Buried in the same plot as James and Susan in Oakwood Cemetery are Robert J. Alford, died 20 Aug 1857, and Claudia Alford, died 10 June 1865.

 

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JAMES HYATT “J.H.” ALFORD, JR.

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 20 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            James Hyatt Alford, Jr., 64, of 920 Poplarwood Drive, Wendell, died on Saturday, March 15, at Wake Medical Center.

            Mr. Alford was born in Wake County, the son of the late Ida Lee Woodlief Alford and James Hyatt Alford, Sr. He was a member of Beulah Christian Baptist Church.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Linnie Turnage Alford; a daughter, Rose Ann Harrelson of Knightdale; two sons, David Wayne Alford of Bailey and Mark Vincent Alford of Momeyer; a stepdaughter, Lisa House Barham of Bunn; two stepsons, Linwood Mark House and Leroy Michael House, both of Spring Hope; a brother, Herbert E. Alford of Wake Forest; three sisters, Kathleen Perry and Edith Pearce, both of Youngsville, and Etta Hawley of Madison Maine; two grandchildren and nine step-grandchildren. His brothers, Bruce Alford and Ray Alford, predeceased him.

            The funeral was held on Monday, March 17, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Apr 1938, last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his brother Herbert Elmer Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Hyatt 1938 NC1, James Hyatt 1902 NC2, Charles 1870 NC3, Hyatt B. 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 16878, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JAMES L. ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 12 May 2011

 

            James L. Alford, 78, Smithfield, died 05-06-2011. Arrangements: Barnes Funeral Home, Clayton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 March 1933, last residence Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.

 

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JAMES LUTHER “LUKE” ALFORD

 

GASTON GAZETTE

Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC—12 May 2012

 

 

GASTONIA—James Luther “Luke” Alford, 95, of Gastonia, passed from this life into eternity May 11, 2012, at the Kings Mountain Hospice House.

            He was born June 6, 1916, in McColl, S.C., to the late James L. and Mary Cannon Alford.

            Luke was a U.S. Army veteran who served his country in World War II. He was retired from Firestone Textiles. Luke enjoyed fishing and gardening. The family wishes to thank the staff of Summit Place, Kings Mountain and Kings Mountain Hospice for their care and concern during the stay with them. A very special thanks to Susan G. Maney for the love and special care she gave to Luke.

            Luke is survived by son, Jerry Alford and wife Adora; brother, Thurman Alford and wife Agnes; grandchildren, Heather Mitchell, Ray Alford and Darrell Alford; and five great-grandchildren.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Hodge Alford; brother, Milton Alford; and sister, Ola Austin.

            His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City, with the Rev. Wes Brown officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park with military rites by the Bessemer City American Legion Post 243 Honor Guard.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials/donations may be made to Kings Mountain Hospice House, 321 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086. To offer condolences, please visit www.siskbutler.com.

            Arrangements are by Sisk-Butler Funeral Home, Bessemer City.

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Lillian Hodge Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: James Luther 1916 SC1, James Luther 1890 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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JAMES MARSHALL ALFORD

Brother of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 24 March 2001

 

ZEBULON [Wake Co.]—James M. Alford, 82, died Thursday. Mr. Alford had a distinguished military career serving as a Navigator on B52 Bombers in the Air Force during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He was the recipient of numerous service commendations. Mr. Alford was retired Manager of Quality Textiles of Bailey and a member of Zebulon Baptist Church where he served as a former Sunday School Superintendent, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Director of Training Union, Sunday School Teacher and served on many committees of the Church.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial, Alford-Upchurch Cemetery.

            Surviving: his wife of 58 years, Marion Tyson Alford; daughters, Betsy A. Phillips and Jeanie A. Helms, both of Raleigh; brother, Cecil Alford of Raleigh; grandchildren, Thomas Phillips of Raleigh, John Phillips of Montreal, Quebec, Jennifer Helms of Richmond, VA, Jackson Helms and Jeri Ellen Helms of Raleigh....

            Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon is serving the Alford Family, 919-269-6600.

 

 

Photos from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

Photos posted 29 Apr 2010

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Aug 1918, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marian brothers Cecil Calbert Alford and Robert Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            NC Deaths list James Marshall Alford born in Franklin Co., NC.

            U.S. Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com) says he was a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Marshall 1918 NC1, Jonnie Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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JAMES MAXWELL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 24 November 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            James Maxwell Alford, 55, of Rowland, died Wednesday [November 21] in St. Eugene Medical Center.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church by the Rev. David Patterson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, Sylvia Alford and Gratel Alford, both of Greensboro; his mother, Celia S. Alford of Rowland; two brothers, William Alford of Greensboro and Glenn McKoy of Rocky Mount; three sisters, Celia Reaves, Sally Thompson and Mandy Reaves, all of Rowland; and a grandchild.

            The public will be received today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Jackson Chapel in Rowland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            NC Births lists the birth of James Maxwell Alford on 4 June 1946 in Robeson Co., the son of Mack Alford and Celia Southerland. Also born to this couple in Robeson Co. were Celia Mae, 14 Feb 1949; and Nancy Jane 8 Apr 1938. Mack may be the Mack Alford b. 7 June 1918 in Robeson Co. to James Auther Alford and Nan McLean.

 

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JAMES MILTON ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 June 1937

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.], June 16—Funeral service for James M. Alford, 84, who died at his home on Trotter street late Monday night [June 14], was held this morning at 11 o’clock from Pleasant Cross church near Ashboro. Rev. W.C. Darnell, pastor of Southside Baptist church, Thomasville, was in charge of the service. Burial was in the church cemetery.

            Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Annie Alford; four sons, Walter Alford of Jacksonville, Fla., W.O., M.C. and John Alford all of Thomasville; five daughters, Mrs. G.C. Baity; Mrs. J.E. Black, Mrs. Roy Armsworthy, Mrs. Clifford Varner and Miss Ruth Alford, all of Thomasville.

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AAFA NOTES: From NC Death Certificates: James M. Alford, born 11 Feb 1853, died 14 June 1937 in Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and children Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, Millard Clemmond Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930, Thomasville, District 27, dwelling #385: James Alford, 77, age 27 at first marriage; his wife Annie H. 64 age 16 at first marriage; grandson John 19; daughter Ruth Williams 20 married, age 19 at first marriage; grandson Hollis 4/12; and a roomer.

            In 1920, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC, dwelling #376: James M. Alford, 68 laborer; his wife Annie S. 55; daughters Nannie E. 18, Maude A. 16, and Ruth M. 11; granddaughter Bewlah M. 9; grandson John A. 11; and boarders Walter T. Alford, 36, and Wiley O. Alford 32, both married. All were b. in NC. Walter and Wiley are sons of James and Annie, curiously listed as boarders.

            In 1910 this family is in Trinity, Randolph Co., NC, dwelling #359: James M. Alford, 58 farmer, married 29 years; his wife Annie 45, 10 children, 9 living; and children Bessie 15, John 13, Bertha 11, Nannie 7, Maud 5, and Ruth 10/12. All were b. in NC.

            In 1900 they are in Grant, Randolph Co., NC, dwelling #129: James M. Alferd, age 45 b. Feb 1855 farmer, married 20 years; his wife Anna S. 35 b. Oct 1864, 7 children, 6 living; and children Thommas W. 16 b. May 1884, Willie O. 12 b. March 1888, Millard C. 10 b. March 1880, Bessie L. 6 b. Dec 1893, John M. 3 b. Oct 1896, and Birtha 1 b. March 1899. All were b. in NC.

            Listed in NC Deaths is James M. Alford on 14 June 1937 in Davidson Co., NC, age 84, and Annie S. Alford on _____ Sept 1963, age 98, also in Davidson Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: James Milton 1853 NC1, Thomas B. 1834 NC2, Green Berry 1787 NC3.

 

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JAMES MONROE ALFORD, JR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 31 May 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Mr. James Monroe Alford, Jr., 89, of Charlotte, NC, died peacefully at Presbyterian Matthews Hospital on May 30, 2005, due to a recent stroke.

            Jim was born in Tylertown [Walthall Co.], Mississippi on September 30, 1915, to the late James Monroe Alford, Sr., and Amanda Felder Alford. He was a graduate of Tylertown High School’s class of 1932. He continued his education at Pearl River Jr. College. In 1937, he graduated from his much beloved Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and he was a proud member of the engineering honor society of Tau Beta Pi. Jim enjoyed attending his 60th and 65th class reunions at MSU in recent years. (Go Bulldogs!) Jim also earned a Masters degree in engineering at Ohio State University.

            Jim served in the Signal Corp. of the United States Army during World War II. He earned the rank of Colonel before retiring from military service. He also enjoyed a long career at Southern Bell Telephone Company, where he worked for 40 years.

            Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing the trumpet, cooking on the grill, boating, and watching ball games on TV. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church and had previously been a member at Memorial Methodist Church for many years. He very much enjoyed the friends and fellowship at both of these churches through the years.

            Jim was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Hankins Alford, who died in 1978, and his second wife, Juanita C. Alford, who died in 2003. He is survived by his son, Ed Alford; daugh Teresa; and grandchildren, Christopher and Kaylen, all of Monroe, N.C. He is also survived by nephews, Dr. Gene Reagan, of Baton Rouge, LA and Bob Wells, of Youngsville, LA.

            Jim was a kind and caring Southern gentleman. He will be forever missed and forever loved by his family and friends.

            Visitation will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Harry and Bryant Company, 500 Providence Road, Charlotte, immediately followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James M. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Monroe, Union Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Juanita Cook Alford, in this compilation.

            James Sr. and James Jr. were enumerated in the censuses of 1920 and 1930. J.M. Alford married Amanda Felder 17 Oct 1908. James Sr. is buried in the Tylertown cemetery, born 19 Aug 1876 and died 3 May 1957. Amanda Felder Alford is also buried there, born 12 June 1884 and died 13 Oct 1915.

            James M. Jr. was just two weeks old when his mother died. In 1910 J. Monroe Alford b. 1877, was enumerated as a boarder with no mention of Amanda. Hon. J.M. Alford married Eunice Simmons 27 Dec 1917. Eunice was born 17 Dec 1884 and died 21 Jan 1961. She is buried beside James Monroe.

 

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JAMES MONROE “MONK” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 31 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

CHAPEL HILL [Orange Co.]—James Monroe “Monk” Alford, 88, of Chapel Hill, passed away on August 27, 2004, at UNC Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

            He was an automobile mechanic who worked for Harris Conners Chevrolet for 35 years. He was a veteran of World War II who served in the South Pacific in Company L of the 124th Infantry of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Bells Baptist Church in Apex, N.C.

            He was predeceased by his wife, of 58 years, Adell Iris Alford, by less than one month. Survivors are nephews Herbert Monroe McCartney, William Thomas Alford, Eddie Kimball, Stanley Lloyd Alford, Robert Hunt Jr., Larry Powell, Wayne Powell, and Samuel Boggs; and nieces, Ann McCartney Earls, Juanita McCartney Frank, Jane McCartney Ingalls, Debra Alford George, Karen Alford Cook, Faye Suitt Rector, Carolyn Suitt Brantley, Rachel Alford Waller, Denise Alford Kennedy, Carolyn Hunt Adams, and Vickie Boggs Cecil.

            A memorial service commemorating the lives of both “Monk” and Adell Alford will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2004, at 2 p.m., at the Bells Baptist Church in Apex, N.C….

            The family is being served by Walker’s Funeral Home of Chapel Hill.

 

Photo from Bell’s Church Cemetery, Bells, Chatham Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Len Herndon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 Oct 1915, last residence Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Adell Iris Alford; and his siblings Virginia Alford McCartney and Thomas Manuel Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: James Monroe Alford died 27 Aug 2004 in Chapel Hill, Orange Co., NC, was cremated.

            In 1920 James is listed with his family in Durham (District 41), Durham Co., NC, dwelling #291: Tom M. Alford, age 30 b. SC farm laborer; his wife Sallie 26 NC; and son James M. 4-3/12 NC.

            In 1930 they are in William (District 24), Chatham Co., NC, dwelling #238: Thomas M. Alford, age 39 b. SC lumber mill laborer, age 22 at first marriage; his wife Sallie 34 NC, age 18 at first marriage; and children, all b. in NC: James M. 14, Chester 6, Lillie B. 9, and Virginia D. 1-6/12.

 

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JAMES N. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Tuesday, 7 April 2009

 

DUNN—James N. Alford, 88, of 4536 N. Spring Branch Road, died Friday, April 3, 2009.

            Services: Funeral, 4 p.m. Wednesday in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn. Burial in Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Survived by: Daughters, JoAnn Taylor, Nellie Terry, Shirley Redding, Linda Elliott and Jerryline Alston; sons, Larry, Alexander and James; 25 grandchildren; and 78 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James N. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 Sept 1920, last residence Falcon, Cumberland Co., NC.

 

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JAMES THOMAS “J.T.” ALFORD

Father of Michael Boyd Alford, AAFA #0495

 

[We are also publishing his obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 29 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

FUQUAY-VARINA [Wake Co.], N.C.—A graveside service for James “J.T.” Alford, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence [Florence Co., SC]. Visitation is 12:30-1 p.m. today at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Sing Alford; sons, Michael and David Alford; brother, Jack Alford; sister, Doris Weaver. He was predeceased by brother, T.B. Alford.

 

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THE MESSENGER

Hartsville, SC—Wednesday, 2 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

FUQUAY-VARINA [Wake Co.], N.C.—Graveside services for James (J.T.) Alford, 86, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Sing Alford of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; sons and daughter-in-law Michael Boyd and Suzanne Alford of Fuquay-Varina, David Boyd Alford of Greensboro, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law Jack Rufus and Miriam Alford of Hartsville; and sister, Doris Alford Weaver of Hartsville. He was preceded by a brother and sister T.B. and Mary Alford….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James T. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 April 1917 and died 26 June 2003, last residence Fuquay Varina, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his mother, Annie Ida Osborne Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            NC Births lists the birth of Thomas J. Alford on 25 Apr 1917 in Davidson Co. to Thomas B. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1917 NC1, Thomas Bradley 1895 SC2, John Robeson 1852 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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JEAN DORIS STRICKLAND ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Tuesday, 28 March 2006

 

DURHAM—Mrs. Jean Doris Alford, 80, of 2428 Acadia St., died Sunday afternoon at her home. Mrs. Alford was born in Edgecombe Co., the daughter of the late Silas Ezra Strickland and the late Lucille Virginia Edwards Strickland. She was employed by Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. prior to her retirement. Mrs. Alford was a member of Arlington Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. She loved going to the beach.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by a brother, Silas Ezra Strickland, Jr.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Charles Moses Alford; sons, Charles J. Alford and wife, Paulette, of Rocky Mount and Jerry Alford and wife, Kimberly, of Durham; sister, Barbara Johnson of Durham; grandchildren, Charlie Alford, Jennifer Alford, Ashley Alford, Alana Alford and Scott Alford; a great-grandchild, Grace Elizabeth Alford; niece, Jeani Brunetz of Raleigh; and nephews, Michael Emory of Lake Wylie, Kiffin Johnson of Durham, Phillip Strickland and David Strickland, both of Raleigh.

            Graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. in Pine View Cemetery in Rocky Mount....

            The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clements Funeral Home in Durham and Wednesday after the graveside service at the home of her son in Rocky Mount, Charles Alford.

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Aug 1925, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

 

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JEANNE R. WEBBER ALFORD

Wife of William Russell Alford, Jr., AAFA #0278

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 1 October 1998

 

            Jeanne Webber Alford, 84, of Syracuse and Largo, Fla., died Saturday [September 27] in Winston-Salem, N.C.

            Born in Fort Scott, Kan., she lived in Topeka, Kan., Albuquerque, N.M., and Phoenix, Ariz., before moving to Syracuse. She was a 1935 graduate of the University of Chicago. She was active in the PEO in Syracuse and Largo. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Syracuse, and Calvary Church, Indian Rocks Beach, Fla.

            Her first husband, Robert H. Webber, died in 1977.

            Survivors: Her husband, William R.; three daughters, Pamela Whedon of Durham, N.C., Rosemary “Posy” McGlynn of Old Greenwich, Conn., and Sally Lincoln of Clemmons, N.C.; five grandsons; two great-grandchildren.

            Services: None locally. Cremation Services Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanne R. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Aug 1914, last residence Winston Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her second husband, William Russell Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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JESSE MILLARD ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 10 April 1978

 

THOMASVILLE—Jesse M. Alford, 58, of Concord, formerly of Thomasville died Friday at his home.

            Funeral was 4 p.m. today at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. B.V. Broadway officiating. Burial was at Holly Hills Cemetery.

            Surviving are wife, Mrs. Ella Mae Byerly Alford, daughter, Ms. Vickie Wallace of Greensboro, halfsisters Mrs. Frank Griffin, Mrs. Katherine Harris and Mrs. Jacqueline Tucker of Thomasville, Mrs. Parmalie Potts of High Point; brothers, Carmie and Garland Alford of Thomasville; stepbrother, Voyd Alford of Thomasville.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Aug 1919 and died _____ Apr 1978, last residence not listed.

            Se the obituary of his wife, Ella Mae Byerly Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JESSIE WILLARD “JACK” ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 8 July 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

May 16, 1923—July 6, 2005

 

WILMINGTON—Jessie “Jack” Willard Alford, 82, of 2137 Adams St., formerly of Zebulon, died Wednesday afternoon [July 6] at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center in Wilmington. Jack retired from the City of Wilmington in the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant maintenance department. He also served in the US Army. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Maultis Sidney Alford and Lillie Taylor Alford.

            A graveside funeral service will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zebulon Town Cemetery with Reverend Michael Nobles officiating.

            He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Lydia Hinton Alford; sons and daughters-in-law, Sonnie H. and Bobbie Alford of Wendell, Jackie Ray and Mary Alice Alford of Knightdale; sisters, Mary Earp of Raleigh, Frances Jenkins of Wilson and Sue Bunn of Zebulon; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 stepgranddaughter; 2 stepgreat-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his first wife, Dollie Boykin Alford; daughter, Connie A. Tart; sisters Mabelle Richardson, Edna Earl Alford, Nona Mae Lynch; brothers, Talmadge, Douglas and Forrest Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 725 A Wellington Ave., Wilmington, NC 28401.

            The family will receive friends 11:00-12:00 noon Saturday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelby Hendren

 

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

            See the obituaries of his daughter Connie Alford Tart; and brother Talmadge Brooks Alford in this compilation.

            Jessie’s father is shown with a variety of name spellings. In the AAFA genealogy which was compiled with the help of a number of his cousins, it is Moltes S. Saltis Alford. When he registered for the WW I draft he gave his name as Maultis Sidney Alford. He was born Oct. 10, 1891 in Franklin Co. NC. When he married Lillie Taylor, Dec. 4, 1912 in Franklin Co., it was as M.S. Alford. His gravestone in Zebulon Town Cemetery says Maultis S. Alford, 10 Oct 1891–2 Apr 1955.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jessie Willard 1923 NC1, Maultis Sidney 1891 NC2, Sidney A. 1858 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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JIMMY DALE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 14 October 2010

 

 

            Jimmy Dale Alford, 57, of 14 Johnson Town Road, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at his home.

            Jimmy was born March 11, 1953 in Wake County to the late Wayon Alford and Gladys Davis Alford. He was owner of Jimmy Dale Alford Trucking Company.

            Funeral service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2010 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel. Burial, Zebulon Town Cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Brenda Massey Alford; sons, Christopher Mark Brooks (Rosanne) of Clayton, Timothy Edward Brooks (Diann) of Wake Forest, Jeremy Patrick Brooks (Megan) of Zebulon; brothers, Keith Alford (Mary) of Knightdale, Billy Alford (Mary) of Garner; sister, Brenda Hernandez of Fuquay-Varina; grandchildren, Jacob, Zachery, Madalyn, Ashleigh, Heather, Garrison.

            The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2010 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home.

            Condolences to the family may be made at www.poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelby Hendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jimmy Dale 1953 NC1, Wayon 1913 NC2, James Kiser 1877 NC3, Bryant 1845 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

 

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JOHN D. “BUCK” ALFORD

Brother of Mary Green Alford Intellini, AAFA #0707

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 24 March 2001

 

 

BUNN [Franklin Co.]—John D. “Buck” Alford, 78, of Bunn, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at his home. Funeral service will be Sunday, March 25, 2001, at 2 p.m. from the Lancaster Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bunn Cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Pauline B. Alford; sons, John Edmund Alford and wife, Dorothy of Louisburg and Carlton Smith Alford of the home; sisters, La Rue King of Bunn, Mary Intellini of Silver Springs, MD, Sally Ford Pappas of Newport News, VA and Marjorie “Pat” Mathias of Bunn; brothers, Benjamin Randolph Alford of Louisburg and Freddy “Pete” Alford of Youngsville; three grandsons; one great granddaughter.

            The family will receive friends Saturday, March 24, 2001 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Lancaster Funeral Home, 804 N. Bickett Boulevard, Louisburg, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John D. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Sept 1922, last residence Bunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Carlton Smith Alford; and his brothers Freddy Lemuel Alford and Benjamin Randolph Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Green Alford Intellini in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: John D. 1922 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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JOHN MILTON ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—10 September 1969

 

THOMASVILLE—John M. Alford, 72, of 806 Fisher Ferry St. died at 8:30 a.m. today in City Memorial Hospital. He had been in declining health since January and critically ill for the past four weeks.

            He was born in Randolph County Oct. 7, 1896, to James and Anne Cheek Alford, and had lived most of his life in Thomasville. He was employed at Amazon Cotton Mill for 50 years, retiring in 1962. He was of the Baptist faith. He married Miss Belle Miller, on Oct. 7, 1917, who survives of the home.

            Surviors in addition to his widow are one daughter, Mrs. Pedro (Hazel Maxine) Mir of Coral Gables, Fla.; two sons, Jack Alford of Haleah, Fla., and Howard L. Alford of the home; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Baity, Mrs. Bertha Black, Mrs. Nan Armsworthy and Miss Ruth Alford, all of Thomasville, and Mrs. Maude Varner of Rt. 2, Lexington; one brother, Millard Alford of Asheboro; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            The body is at J.C. Green Sons Funeral Home, pending funeral arrangements.

 

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Photos from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1969) dates of John Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Cora Belle Miller Alford; parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and siblings Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, Millard Clemmond Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: John Milton 1896 NC1, James Milton 1853 NC2, Thomas B. 1834 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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JOHN RANDOLPH ALFORD

 

No source

Franklin County, NC—_____ March 1927

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Mr. John R. Alford, one of the most influential and beloved citizens of this community passed, to his great reward, at his home here on Tuesday March 1st [1927]. “Uncle John,” as he was usually called by all the younger set of the community, was born April 11, 1849, being at the time of his death seventy-seven years, ten months and twenty days old. The greater part of his life was spent in this vicinity. He was married twice, the first time to Miss Louisa Alford and the second time to Miss Georgianna Bunn who survives him. To the first union there were born four children, two of whom survive him, these being Jerry L. and Julius E. Alford of this place. He is also survived by two little granddaughters who made their homes with him and to whom he was very much devoted they being the only children of a son who died several years ago. No children were born to the second union.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the board of County Commissioners of this county for several years and for several years he served the county ably as a Justice of the Peace. He was also a cotton weigher in Louisburg for several years and always in all important places he held he gave general satisfaction. He was a member of the Masonic order and one could tell by his life he lived that he adhered strictly to the true principles of Masonry. A good and worthy citizen has gone to his just reward. The widow, children and grand children have the sympathy of a host of friends. The remains were laid to rest in the family burying ground near the Alford old home place, near here.

 

AAFA NOTES: A typewritten copy of this obituary was submitted by Franceine Rees, AAFA #0051.

            AAFA records list his first wife as Laura Ann Elizabeth Alford, daughter of Simon W. Alford and Rebecca Bell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: John Randolph 1849 NC1, Bennett Henry 1818 NC2, Lockhard H. 1790 NC3.

 

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JOHN WILLIE ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 15 October 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Mr. John Willie Alford of 2232 Flag St. passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Robeson County to the late Cephus Alford and Nancy McInnin Alford on April 15, 1913.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Margaret Alford; and his daughter, Sarah Alford Clark. He was a member of Steadfast Life Changing Ministries.

            He leaves to cherish loving memories a daughter, Omelia (John) Thompson; three sons, John Alford and Barnes C. Alford, both of Winston-Salem, and Richard (Isabella) Alford of Fairmont; a devoted granddaughter, Margaret Ross of the home; a cousin, Mrs. Annie Mae Calhoun; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Steadfast Life Changing Ministries…. Burial will follow in Piedmont Memorial Gardens….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his daughter Sarah Frances Alford Morrison Clark in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists John Willie Alford, widowed, black.

 

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JOHNNIE FITZGERALD ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 29 August 1993

 

            Mr. Johnnie Fitzgerald Alford, 23, of 1233 Kirt Ct. died Aug. 27, 1993, at Carolinas Medical Center. King’s Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From NC Deaths: Johnny Fitzgerald Alford, black never married, was born 28 Feb 1970 and died 27 Aug 1993 in Charlotte.

 

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JOHNNY MICHAEL HALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—4 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MARION—Johnny Michael Halford, 45, of 706 Fleming Ave., died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, in The McDowell Hospital.

            He was born in Spartanburg, S.C., to Wilburn John Halford of Hendersonville and Rachel Tallent Justice of Hendersonville. He was owner/operator of Ideal Rentals and Sales and was a member of Cross Memorial Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of Deacons and was a Sunday School teacher. He participated in the Baptist Men’s mission trip to Honduras and also volunteered numerous times with the Disaster Relief Missions sponsored by State Baptist Convention. He was also a member of McDowell Welfare Reform Committee. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

            Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Jan Collum Halford; one daughter, Jenna Leigh Halford of the home; four brothers, Steve Halford of Alabama, Tony Halford, Craig Halford and Ricky Halford, all of Hendersonville; and four sisters, Linda Stepp, Betty Freeman, Paula Barnette and Tonya Justice, all of Hendersonville.

            The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cross Memorial Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park in Cleveland County.... Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Photo from Cleveland Memorial Park, Shelby, Cleveland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny M. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 January 1955.

            See the obituary of his father, Wilburn John Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry.com family trees: Johnny Michael 1955 NC1, Wilburn John 1926 NC2, Posey Williamson 1883 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis Asbury 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 NC6, John 1768 VA7, James 1737 NC8.

 

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JONNIE PROCTOR ALFORD, JR.

Nephew of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 30 October 2001

 

            Johnnie [sic] Alford Jr., 62, Oct. 27. Funeral 11 a.m., today, First United Methodist Church. Burial, Rocky Mount Memorial Park. Arrangements by Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jonnie P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Oct 1939, last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his son Jonnie Proctor “Jay” Alford III; his brother Terry Whitley Alford; and his sister Evelyn Alford York in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jonnie Proctor 1939 NC1, Jonnie Proctor 1914 NC2, Jonnie Williford 1884 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.

                                                                                        

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JONNIE PROCTOR “JAY” ALFORD, III

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 26 September 2008

 

            Jonnie “Jay” Proctor Alford, III, 46 passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Jay was born January 20, 1962 in Nash County. He was a Rocky Mount businessman and Nash County Commissioner. He was elected to Nash County Commissioners in 1998. Jay was a former chairman of Nash County Republican Party and former member of Nash County Criminal Justice Partnership Board, Rocky Mount Jaycees, Whitakers Lions Club, Whitakers Fire Department as Secretary Treasurer, Rocky Mount Rotary Club and Treasurer of the 2nd Congressional District Republican Party. He was a coach for youth baseball, softball, football and basketball and a past NC Challengers Coach and Board member.

            He was preceded in death by his father Jonnie Proctor Alford, Jr.

            Jay is survived by his wife, Janice Bridges Alford of the home; his mother, Betty Doles Alford of Rocky Mount; daughter, Laura Whitley Alford and son, David Jay Proctor Alford both of Rocky Mount; sister, Wanda Joy Alford of Rolesville and several nieces and nephews.

            A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 27, 2008 at Englewood United Methodist Church with Rev. John Wenberg officiating. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. Arrangements by Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 N. Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC. On-line condolences to the Alford family may be made by visiting www.wheelerandwoodlief.com.

 

In another article:

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Saturday, 27 September 2008

 

FRIENDS RECALL JAY ALFORD ‘S LIFE

By Carolyn Casey

 

            Friends and family gathered Saturday to remember Jay Alford as a family man, youth coach, lover of the outdoors and Nash County commissioner.

            Alford’s sudden death Wednesday at the age of 46 shocked many, but he will be remembered for the unselfish person he was, many said.

            “He was a very, very dedicated family man,” Nash County Commissioner Robbie Davis said. “He was a good Republican, and he always put somebody else’s needs before his own.”

            The first response friends gave to Alford’s passing regarded his dedication to his family.

            He was active in the sports his two children, Laura and David, played, including coaching an N.C. Challengers softball team. It was evident to those who knew him locally and those hundreds of miles away.

            Notes filled a message board this week with condolences. One note said, “Charlotte Cobras send our condolences to the family and N.C. Challengers for their loss. God be with you during this difficult time.” Others wrote about the kindness Alford and his wife, Janice, extended to many families.

            Good friend Charles Wilson said he knew Alford for more than a decade, and one of the main things he’ll remember is Alford’s compassion for helping youth.

            Others knew Alford as a Rocky Mount businessman, a Nash County commissioner, a member of the Republican Party, and the list goes on.

            Since 1998, Alford sat on the Board of Commissioners, representing District 5, and he was a former chairman of the Nash County Republican Party.

            Alford was a conservative commissioner, but it never stopped him from putting the people of Nash County first, Davis said.

            Every issue was taken seriously, and every vote was well thought out, Nash County Manager Bob Murphy said.

            “He was a tremendous help to me during my time here,” Murphy said. “I looked up to him, and very much appreciated his help.”

            Murphy said he didn’t know Alford well outside of his role as commissioner, but he knew Alford touched many lives.

            “He was just a fine person,” Murphy said. “He was a very selfless person. He cared deeply about people, and I think they will remember him for that.”

            People remembered Alford for just that at a funeral service Saturday at Englewood United Methodist Church.

            Nash County Board of Commissioners’ Chairman J. Claude Mayo called the service beautiful.

            “He was a first-class gentleman - intelligent,” Mayo said. “He loved his family and his church. He loved Nash County. He was just a good man.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jonnie P. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his father, Jonnie Proctor Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jonnie Proctor 1962 NC1, Jonnie Proctor 1939 NC2, Jonnie Proctor 1914 NC3, Jonnie Williford 1884 NC4, Berkley Moses 1849 NC5, Kisar 1814 NC6.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 27 August 2009

 

FAYETTEVILLE—Joseph Alford, 56, of 710 Old Wilmington Road, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009.

            Services: Funeral, 1:30 p.m. Friday in Cunningham & Sons Mortuary chapel in Fayetteville. Burial, Mount Hebrew Cemetery in Parkton. Visitation, 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Viewing, 1 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Survived by: Sisters, Jessie, Lougenia Walker; and brothers, Willie, David and James.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 March 1953, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

 

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JOSEPH B. “BEN” ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 24 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

HOPE MILLS [Cumberland Co.]—Joseph “Ben” Alford, 58, of 5012 Sycamore Drive, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002.

            Mr. Alford was a member of St. Pauls Masonic Lodge 354.

            The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Matthew Baptist Church in Rennert by the Rev. Robert Council Jr. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Lafayette Memorial Park West in Fayetteville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Lynn C. Alford of Hope Mills; three sons, Benny Lee Alford of Shannon, Corey Floyd of Washington, D.C., and Jerome Alford of Hope Mills; five daughters, Theresa Ann Alford and Olivia Alford, both of Shannon, Janet A. Glover of Darlington, S.C., and Jamie C. Alford and Rachel S. Alford, both of Hope Mills; two brothers, Lee Otis Alford and Mitchell Alford, both of Shannon; and 11 grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held today from 2 to 7 p.m. at H.M. Colvin Funeral Home in Fayetteville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Dec 1943.

 

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JOSEPH R. “JOEY” ALFORD

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 6 October 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Joseph “Joey” Alford, 38, of Ivan Lane, Wendell [Wake Co.], died suddenly Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his mother and step-father, Vickie A. and Ted Mitchell of Youngsville; two step-brothers, Ted Mitchell Jr. and his wife, Cindy of Youngsville; and Jeff Mitchell and his wife, Angie, of Wendell; three step-nephews, Jason, Nathan and Justin Mitchell; and his step-grandmother, Eileen Mitchell of Wake Forest. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Valton “Red” Alford, Wyvette S. Alford and Clem C. Mitchell.

            A graveside funeral service was held Oct. 2 at Baptist Tabernacle Church....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Apr 1967.

            Valton’s name and his father’s name were supplied in 1998 by an associate working on the Upchurch surname. SSDI records show that Valton Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Apr 1914 and died in Wake Co. 12 Apr 1997. Valton’s WWII Army Enlistment Record (online at Ancestry.com) says that when he enlisted 10 Dec 1940 he had one year of high school, was an automobile serviceman, was single, 67 inches tall and weighed 128 pounds. From Johnston Co. he enlisted at Fort Bragg as a private in the field artillery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Joseph R. 1967 NC1, Father ??2, Valton 1914 NC3, Alma A. 1889 NC4, Bryant 1845 NC5, Kisar 1814 NC6.

 

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JOSIE LEE MORRISON ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 8 March 2011

 

LAURINBURG—Mrs. Josie Lee Morrison Alford, 83, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Morrison Manor Hospice Home.

            The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011 the Piney Grove United Methodist Church with burial following in the Church Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Robeson County on May 29, 1927. She was daughter of the late Lonnie and Flora Southerland Morrison and the beloved wife of the late Eli Alford. Josie was a mother of twenty children, a loving homemaker that dedicated her life to loving and caring for her family and others. She served the Lord faithfully and was a longtime member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church. She was a longtime dedicated employed of the former Helig-Myers Furniture Company. Mrs. Josie was a loving and kind woman that never met a stranger.

            She was also preceded in death by one child, Vonzenie Alford, grandchildren, Walter Alford and Elijah Alford.

            Josie leaves behind her children, ten sons, Eli Alford, Jr., and wife Sylvia of Greensboro, Levi Alford and wife Joanne of Jamestown, John Alford and wife Deborah of Gibson, James Alford and wife Helena of Gibson, Charles Alford and wife Diane of Newark, NJ, Lorenzo Alford and wife Sherry of Salisbury, Alexander Alford of Lumberton, Jerome Alford of the home, Daren Alford and Roger Alford both of Laurinburg; five daughters, Rev. Josephine Sutton of Laurinburg, Beulah Palmer and husband Johnny of Sanford, Martha Monroe of the home, Deborah Taylor and husband Leroy of Laurel Hill, Mary Alford of Laurinburg; daughter-in-law, Cretia Alford of Statesboro, GA; 58 grandchildren, 56 great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

            Visitation will be from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at Richard Boles Funeral Service and other times at the family home.

            Services entrusted to Richard Boles Funeral Service.

            Offer condolences at www.news-record.com/obituaries/

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Josie L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburn, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her granddaughter Sydney Jovina Alford; and great-grandson Elijah Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOYCE ELIZABETH ALFORD PIERCE

AAFA #0341

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—14 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004, In Remembrance

 

            Mrs. Joyce E. Pierce of Wilmington, N.C., passed away at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.

            Mrs. Pierce was born in Durham, N.C., on April 19, 1943, the dasughter of Pauline Creech of Wilson, N.C., and the late Herbert Troy Alford. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Alexander Eugene Pierce.

            Surviving Mrs. Pierce are her husband, Gene Pierce of the home; mother, Pauline Francis Creech; and stepfather, Albert Holmes of Sharpsburg, N.C.; two sons, Michael Pierce and wife Angela of Wilmington, N.C., David Ryan Pierce and wife Nikki in Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Renee Lewis and husband Earl of Burgaw, N.C.; one brother, Billy Alford and wife Sharon of Emerald Isle; two grandchildren, David Michael Pierce and Layne Bennett Pierce.

            Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2000, in Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel …. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service…, Oleander Chapel, 910-791-4444.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Joyce E. Pierce (SS# issued in NC); she died 12 Feb 2000.

            Joyce attended the AAFA meeting in Raleigh in 1990.

            Following are some census records for her family.

 

1930 census, Marks Creek (District 20), Wake Co., NC, dwelling #28:

 

Columbia Alford         head      44            NC NC NC     widow

Nallie                           son         22            NC NC NC     farmer

Roscoe                        son         18            NC NC NC

Teat                             son         17            NC NC NC

Valma                          dau        15            NC NC NC

Herbert                       son         12            NC NC NC    

Hilliard B.                   son           7            NC NC NC

 

1910 census, Dunn (District 23), Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #242:

 

Calvin R. Alford       head      53            NC NC NC     marriage #2     farmer

Columbia                     wife       24            NC NC NC     marriage #1     0 children

Nallie W.                     son           3            NC NC NC

 

1880 census (June 10), Dunns (District 93), Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #157:

 

Kiser Alford                head      65            NC NC NC     farmer

Martha                         wife       62            NC NC NC

John T.                        son         25            NC NC NC

Sidney                         son         23            NC NC NC

Calvin                         son         19            NC NC NC

Jane Elliin                    dau        14            NC NC NC

Mary                            dau        11            NC NC NC

 

1870 census (July 7), Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #84:

 

John Alford             50         NC      farm laborer

 [If this is Kisar, he’s the wrong age.]

Martha                     45         NC

Moses                      21         NC

Clara                        18         NC

John                         15         NC

Sidney                     12         NC

Calvin                     10         NC

Jane                           5         NC

Mary                          3         NC

 

1860 census (Aug 9), Dunn, Franklin Co, NC, dwelling #387:

 

Keaser Alford         47         NC      farm laborer

Martha                     35         NC

Berry                       16         NC

Bryant                     12         NC

Moses                      11         NC

Clary Ann                 7         NC

John                           6         NC

Sidney                       2         NC

Calvin                  2/12         NC

 

1850 census, Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #67:

 

Resa Alford            35         NC      farmer

Martha                     27         NC

Susan                         7         NC

Bery                          6         NC

Briant                        3         NC

Moses                   6/12         NC

 

Other information about Herbert Troy Alford:

 

From North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 [Ancestry.com], Herbert Alford married Pauline Creech on 1 Jan 1938 in Johnston Co., NC.

 

From NC Deaths, Herbert Troy Alford, born 4 Sept 1917, died age 59 on 1 Oct 1976 in Wilson, Wilson Co., NC. His residence is listed as Nash Co., and he is a married white male.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Joyce Elizabeth 1943 NC1, Herbert Troy 1917 NC2, Roscoe Calvin 1860 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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JOYCE M. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Monday, 11 October 2010

 

ST. PAULS [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Joyce M. Alford, 67, of 239 Vineyard Lane, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. Services: None planned.

            Survived by: Husband, Darrel; son, Bucky Mowery; daughters, Melode Dickerson, Dawn Gray and Patti Collins; mother, Edith Jones; sister, Sharon Katlin; 10 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

            Saint Pauls Funeral Home of St. Pauls.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JUANITA ALFORD BELL

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 29 November 2005

 

DURHAM—Juanita Alford Bell, 78, died Sunday, November 27, 2005.

            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mark AME Zion Church. Arrangements are by Burthey Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita A. Bell (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Feb 1928, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr. and Ometia Brown Alford; and siblings Howard Lee Alford, Vernal Gasper Alford Jr., and Carolyn Delois Alford Boone in this compilation.

 

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JUANITA COOK ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 6 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Juanita C. Alford, 80, of Charlotte, died on Thursday, May 1, 2003. A memorial service was held on Friday, May 9th, at Providence Road Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Jim Alford; brothers, Paul and Richard Cook; daughter, Connie Hill; stepson, Ed Alford; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita C. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 11 Dec 1922.

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

 

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JULIA VIOLA ALFORD ROBERTSON

 

WARREN RECORD

Warrenton, Warren Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 July 2006

 

            Mrs. Julia Viola Alford Robertson, 76, of Warrenton died Saturday, July 1 at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Blaylock Funeral Home Chapel in Warrenton by the Rev. John Alford, Jr. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Warrenton.

            Mrs. Robertson, daughter of the late Joseph B. Alford and Etta Moody Alford, was a Warren County native born April 5, 1930.

            She was a member of Warren Plains Baptist Church and a former employee of Carolina Sportswear.

            Mrs. Robertson was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Joe Robertson, in 1976.

            Mrs. Robertson is survived by her two children, Maxine “Mitzi” Robertson Weathermann of Warren Plains and Bill Robertson of Warrenton; two sisters, Lois Morgan of South Hill, Va. and Sally Alford of Tarboro; four brothers, Gene Alford of Youngsville, Lawrence Alford of Richmond, Va., Ray Alford of Philadelphia, Pa. and Henry Alford of Greer, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Julia V. Robertson (SS# issued in NC), last residence Warrenton, Warren Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her brother Lynwood Thomas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Griffin N. Alford and James Robert “Tiny” Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Julia Viola 1930 NC1, Joseph Benjamin 1895 VA2, James Richard 1865 NC3, James Isaac 1837 NC4, Elias 1795 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JULIUS ANDERSON “JAKE” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0717

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—23 June 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

HIGHLANDS—Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford, Jr., 70, of Clear Creek Road, Highlands, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m. in the Goldmine Baptist Church.... Pallbearers were Ray McCall, John McCall, Gilbert Beck, Bobby Creswell, Tom Coffey and Dick Watson. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 conducted complete military graveside rites....

            He was a native of Jackson County, Mississippi [sic—should be Hinds Co.], the son of the late Julius A. Sr. and Hilma Burdine Alford. He was retired after 28 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Highlands Refrigeration and was a 25-year member of the Highlands Lions Club.

            He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Virginia “Ginny” Dunkin Alford; three daughters, Holly (Tom) Coffey of Pfafftown, Julie McCall of Highlands, and Michelle “Shelly” Alford-Williams of San Jose, California; three sons, Steven “Andy” Alford of Goldmine, Greg P. Alford of Atlanta, GA and Christopher Alford of Greensboro; a sister, Patricia Granberg of Blanco, TX; and nine grandchildren....

            Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius A. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Aug 1927, last residence Highlands, Macon Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his sister Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Julius Anderson 1927 MS1, Julius Anderson 1903 MS2, Harvey Warren 1865 MS3, Jacob A. 1835 AL4, Julius 1803 NC5, Jacob 1781 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JULIUS ELIAS ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—30 May 1913

 

LAURINBURG, May 29—Mr. Julius E. Alford died at his country home, Spring Hill Township, Tuedsay morning at 3 o’clock. Mr. Alfred [sic] was a native of Robeson County, having been born at Rowland, and came to what is now Scotland County about 30 years ago. He was 63 years of age and during his life in Scotland, he had, by his generous manner and kindly nature, won tohimself a large circle of friends and admirers who are saddened at his death.

            The funeral and burial took place Tuesday afternoon at Center Church in Robeson.

 

Photo from Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Martie Groome-McGirt

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his first wife, Ellen McGirt Alford; and his father, Jacob Alford, in this compilation.

            Julius Elias Alford was the son of Jacob Alford and his third wife, Patience Thompson. Ellen McGirt was his first wife, and they had at least two children, Archie and Cleon. His second wife was Effie Brown.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Elias 1849 NC1, Jacob 1789 NC2, James 1764 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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KATHARINE RUEDA ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday 30 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RALEIGH—Katharine Rueda Alford, 29, of 6205 North Hills Drive, Apartment D, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001. Katharine was born September 19, 1971 in Venezuela to Santiago Rueda-Williamson and the late Blanca Alford de Rueda. She was employed in food service for Wake County Public Schools. Memorial service 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2001 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel….

            Surviving: father, Santiago Rueda-Williamson of Fairfax, VA; brother, Santiago Arturo Rueda and wife, Diamela of Zebulon; sister, Maria Gabriela Rueda of Falls Church, VA; nieces, Adriana Carolina Murias, Alexandra Elena Rueda; nephews, Santiago Andres Rueda, Samuel Alejandro Rueda.

            Arrangements by L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katharine R. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Blanca Alford de Rueda, in this compilation.

 

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KATHERINE BAILEY ALFORD ECHOLS

AAFA #0364

Mother of John Alford Echols, AAFA #0365, and Ruth Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 16 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005, In Remembrance

 

MACCLESFIELD [Edgecomb Co.]—Katherine Alford Echols, 92, died Thursday [June 14].

            Funeral service Sunday 3:00 p.m. at the Macclesfield Presbyterian Church.... Burial in Macclesfield Cemetery.

            Mrs. Echols taught school for over 35 years and served as a Elder in Macclesfield Presbyterian Church and was the pianist for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Linda Winstead Alford, and husband, Rev. Joseph Todd Echols, Sr. Mrs. Echols attended the Flora-McDonald School in Red Springs, NC.

            Surviving: daughters, Linda Echols Perry of Williamsport, MD, Mary Echols Clark of Littleton, NC, Ruth Echols McNinch of Carrollton, GA; sons, Joe T. Echols Jr. of Richfield, NC, Charles L. Echols of St. Cloud, MN, John A. Echols of Rocky Mount; 15 grandchildren; 15 great‑grandchildren....

            Arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine A. Echols (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 March 1909, but her death date is listed as 13 June 2001, last residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her twin brother, Wilbur Hollis Alford; and brother Charles Winstead Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see the following articles, with photos, in AAFA ACTION:

 

“Descendants of Henry H. Alford 1826–1887”          September 1991

“Lawrence O’Bryan Alford”                                       March 1992

“Katherine Bailey Alford Echols and Her Family”     Winter 1998

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Katherine Bailey 1909 NC1, Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC2, Henry Hardy 1826 NC3, Exum 1788 NC4.

 

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KATHERINE JAMES ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 9 September 1994

 

THOMASVILLE—Mrs. Katherine J. Alford, 79, of 634 Knollwood Drive died Thursday, Sept. 8, 1994. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Chapel.

FAG photo requested 9/25/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 May 1915, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC>

 

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LALA R. BATCHELOR ALFORD

Mother of James B. Alford, AAFA #0344, Cloyce Batchelor Alford, AAFA #0279, and Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271

Grandmother of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—15 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

PILOT—Lala Batchelor Alford of Pilot went to her eternal rest on August 14, 1997. Mrs. Alford was predeceased by her husband Zollie F. Alford and a grandson Floyd S. Alford Jr.

            Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 16, 1997 at 11 a.m. at the Pilot Baptist Church located at the intersection of Hwy. 39 and Old Hwy. 64 in Pilot. Interment, Alford Family Cemetery, Pilot, N.C.

            Surviving are daughter, Dorothy A. Batton of Bunn; sons, F. Shelby Alford and Cloyce B. Alford of Raleigh; James B. “Hoss” Alford and Johnny H. Alford of Pilot; fourteen grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Special caretakers Mildred Johnson and Hallie Wheeless....

            The family will receive friends 7–9 p.m. Friday, August 15, at Family Funeral Care, Zebulon, NC.

 

In an article published the previous year:

 

TELEGRAPH HERALD

Dubuque, IA—17 April 1996

 

PILOT, N.C. (AP)—Betty Pearce rode her bathtub to safety when a tornado ripped through this small village, tearing her house down around her and flinging her into the woods....

            Johnny Alford checked on his 95-year-old mother, Lala Alford, who rode the storm out in a white-frame house. The house lost its front porch, but Lala Alford wasn’t hurt.

            “She’s strong and has a direct line to God,” Alford said.

 

Photo from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lala B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Sept 1900, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her sons Floyd Shelby Alford Sr. (AAFA #0271), and James Barbee Alford (AAFA #0344); and her grandson Floyd Shelby Alford Jr. (AAFA #0722) in this compilation.

            Zollie Floyd Alford was born 27 Jan 1900, Franklin County, NC, son of James Berry Alford and Bettie A. Williams; married 23 Dec 1922, in NC, Lala R. Batchelor. Zollie died 6 March 1977, NC.

            Accompanying the obituary in the Spring 1999 issue was a listing of the descendants of Zollie and Lala Batchelor Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Zollie Floyd 1900 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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LARRY JONES ALFORD, JR.

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 15 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Larry Jones Alford Jr., 38, of Tarboro Road, Youngsville [Franklin Co.], passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.

            He was the son of Jones Alford and the late Charlotte Arnold Alford. Mr. Alford was employed as a framer with Stock Builders.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his father and step-mother, Jones and Pam Alford of Youngsville; a brother, Michael Alford of Louisburg; a sister, Rhonda Guin and her husband, Gary, of Louisburg; two sons, Larry Jones Alford III of Franklinton and Tyler Alford of Youngsville; and his grandparents, Helen and Cearnes Arnold of Louisburg.

            Funeral services were held Sept. 13 in the Flat Rock Baptist Church.... Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Kenny Wayne Privette, Benjie Freeman, Mike Robbins, Gary Guin, Danny Griffin and Mark Knight.

 

Photo from Flat Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Preston Wright

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 11 Oct 1966.

 

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LARS WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 12 October 2011

 

February 9, 1973 - May 19, 2011

 

            Lars William Alford of Raleigh, NC passed away May 19, 2011 at the age of 38. He died from a fatal head injury resulting from an accidental fall. He was surrounded by his family during his last moments.

            Lars spent his formative years with his family living in Lothian and then Potomac, MD living a life full of adventure. He loved to travel, surf, ski, skateboard and cook. His love of these allowed him to experience living in Colorado where he worked as a snowboard instructor. He had the opportunity to cook in restaurants from Vermont to the Florida Keys. He owned and operated his own bar and club called Hidaway in Greenville, NC. His love of music led him to become a DJ as well to produce a few recordings.

            Lars is survived by his parents, William and Gunilla Alford, of Raleigh who adopted him as an infant and by his sister, Mia Hrabec, of Cary, NC. He is also survived by his biological family whom he met later in his life, grandfather Paul Johnson, brother Jason Fortier, and sister Brandy Frye. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins from both families and a host of friends all around the world.

            A Memorial to celebrate his life will be held at the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach, NC. The memorial will begin at 8:00 am Sunday October 16, 2011. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to your charity of choice.

            Online condolences at StarNewsOnline.com.

 

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

 

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LAURA LEWIS ALFORD MARTIN

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Wednesday, 16 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Laura Lewis Alford Martin, 90, of Brunswick, NC, died peacefully surrounded by her family, on Monday, July 14, 2003, in Columbus County Hospital, Whiteville.

            She was born in Fairmont, NC on May 20, 1913, and was preceded in death by a sister, Emma Alford, who died in 1924 at the age of seven, and by her parents, the late James P. and Eva Dahlia Lewis Alford.

            She was a member of the Whiteville United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Ladies Bible Class. She was a member of the Town and Country Garden Club, and in February of 2002 received a twenty-five year membership certificate from the South Whiteville Extension and Community Association at their annual Achievement Day program. She worked in the Dietary Department at New Hope School in the 1950’s and in 1957 began working at Columbus County Hospital as a Nurses’ Assistant until her retirement in 1971.

            Surviving are a daughter, Judy Vann Watts of Brunswick, NC, two sons, Jimmy Martin also of Brunswick, NC and Seth Dean Martin and wife Jennifer of Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren, Gina Elliott and husband Ted, Randy Kienholz and wife Kim, Jeff Martin, and Pam Thibault and husband Tim; two step-grandchildren, Kelly Long and husband Glenn and Ken House and wife Tanya; six great-grandchildren, Scarlett and Dylan Elliott, Nicholas Thibault, Mary Margaret and Tyler Dart, and Nathan Ely.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, 2003, in the Whiteville United Methodist Church by Rev. C.B. Owens and Dr. John S. Paschal. Interment will follow in the Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson Street, Whiteville, NC.

            Active pallbearers will be Dr. Clyde Burns, David Hooks, James Pait, Frank Hamilton, Harold Sessions, and Jerry Hall.

            Memorials may be made to the Whiteville United Methodist Church, 902 Pinckney St., Whiteville, NC 28472 or to one’s favorite charity.

            The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and aides of Premier Living Healthcare Center in Lake Waccamaw, NC for all they did for Mrs. Martin during her stay as a resident there.

            She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will surely be missed by all who had the opportunity to know her.

            A service of McKenzie Mortuary, Whiteville, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Laura A. Martin (SS# issued in NC), last residence Brunswick, Columbus Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Laura Lewis 1913 NC1, James P. 1879 NC2, Gabriel S. 1821 NC3.

 

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LEAMON LUKE ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 26 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

Dec. 26, 1922–Nov. 25, 1998

 

WENDELL—Leamon Luke Alford, 75, of 6625 Lake Myra Rd., died Wednesday morning at Rex Hospital. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Central Baptist Church. Burial in the church cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Hester Pearl Alford; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Faye Alford of Wendell; daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and Danny Miles of Wendell, Sue and Rex Ray of Clayton, Donna and Hal Boyette of Clayton; mother, Annie Medlin Alford; sisters, Gladys Honeycutt, Ann “Lib” Curtis and Grace Tutor, all of Wendell, Wilma Woodard of Raleigh; brothers, John “Buck” Alford of Raleigh, Ed Alford of Rolesville, Herman Alford of Wendell; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

            He was predeceased by his father, Luke Alford and sister, Lois Honeycutt....

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home....

 

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Photo from Central Baptist Church Cemetery, Wendell, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Stephen – LM on bio page 8/3/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Hester Pearl Williams Alford; mother, Annie Medlin Alford; and brother Herman Smith Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leamon Luke 1922 NC1, Luke F. 1895 NC2, Charles 1870 NC3, James Hiatt 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA7.

 

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LEE WHITEHURST ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 August 2006

 

WHITAKERS [Nash Co.]—Lee Whitehurst Alford, 70, died Monday, August 7, 2006. He was born in Pitt County, August 27, 1935, son of the late Jesse Alford and Lillie Whitehurst Alford. His brother, Johnny Alford, preceded him in death.

            Mr. Alford was owner and operator of Lee’s Grocery in Whitakers; former member of Whitakers Lions Club, Whitakers Volunteer Fire Department, Whitakers Mens Auxiliary, Enfield Hunting Club and Whitakers BBQ Club.

            Those left to cherish his memory are daughter, Susan Johnson and husband, Mitch of Littleton, NC; son, Kenneth Alford and wife, Janice of Elm City, NC; sister, Elizabeth Tyson and husband, Ronald of Oak City, NC; brothers, Jesse Alford and wife, Christine of Tarboro, NC and Clayton Alford of New Port News, VA; grandchildren, Wade, Dillon, Neil and Travis.

            .... A gathering to celebrate his life will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2006, at the chapel of Johnson Funerals and Cremations.... Burial will follow at Whitakers Town Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his brother Ellis Clayton Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            From NC Births: Lee Whitehurst Alford, white, was born 27 Aug 1935 in Bethel, Pitt Co., NC, son of Jesse Alford and Lillie Whitehurst.

 

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LELA FERN ALFORD HARRIS

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—12 October 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

ASHEBORO—Lela Fern Alford Harris, 83, of 230 E. Presnell St. in Asheboro died Oct. 10, 1995. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Westfield Baptist Church, with visitation 7-9 tonight at Ridge Funeral Home and other times at the home of the daughter, Mrs. Loraye Hughes, 305 Kennedy Farm Road in Trinity.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela A. Harris (SS# issued in IL) was born 25 July 1912, last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

 

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LELA T. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Sunday, 12 February 2006

 

GREENSBORO—Lela Alford, 100, died February 11, 2006. Arrangements are incomplete and entrusted to Hoover’s Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela T. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 May 1907, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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LENA RIVERS ALFORD EDMONDSON

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—31 July 2009

 

            Lena Alford Edmondson, 94, of Conetoe, died Thursday, July 30, 2009.    Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Philip Deitz officiating. Burial will follow in the Conetoe United Methodist Church Cemetery in Conetoe.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edmondson.

            Mrs. Edmondson is survived by a loving family including four daughters, Martha Mayo of Conetoe, Sue Long of Youngsville, Faye Phykitt and husband Howard of Rocky Mount and Jean White and husband Sherwood of Tarboro; two sons, Bob Edmondson and wife Esther of Tarboro, and Bill Edmondson and wife Betty of Rocky Mount; a sister, Louise Babcock of Wilmington, 12 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Carlisle Funeral Home Saturday, and other times at the home of Martha Mayo, 207 W. Church St., Conetoe.

            Funeral arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena A. Edmondson (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Oct 1914, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Zebulon Vance Alford in this compilation.

            NC Births lists the birth of Lena Rivers Alford on 28 Oct 1914 in Edgecombe Co., daughter of Zeb Alford and Lillian Harris.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lena Rivers 1914 NC1, Zebulon 1888 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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LEON ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

BLADENBORO—Leon Alford, 57, of 1931 Zion Hill Church Road died Monday [February 7] in Bladen County Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Bryant Swamp Baptist Church by the Rev. Thurman Everette. Burial will be in Singletary Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Peoples Funeral Home of Whiteville.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Pauline Alford; two daughters, Gladystine Willoughby of Williamsburg, Va., and Jacqueline Alford of Bladenboro; two sons, Levon Alford and Jonathan Alford, both of Bladenboro; three brothers, Arey Alford of Lumberton, Leroy Alford of Bladenboro and James R. Alford of Bronx, N.Y.; and a sister, Lena M. Stokes of Lumberton.

 

Photo from Singletary Cemetery, Bladenboro, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Dove

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 3 Sept 1942 and died _____ Feb 2000, last residence Bladenboro, Bladen Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Avery Alford and James Franklin Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 23 April 2008

 

            Leroy Alford, 68, 208 East Stalling St, Clayton, April 20. Funeral 1 p.m., Thursday, Hood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Hood Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Apr 1939, last residence Fuquay-Varina, Wake Co., NC.

 

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LESLIE GARDNER “L.G.” ALFORD, JR.

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 31 October 2008

 

 

            Leslie “L.G.” Gardner Alford, Jr., 75, of 147 Pilot Bypass Road, died Thursday morning at his home.

            He was born in Wake County, son of the late Leslie Gardner Alford, Sr. and Printice P. and Wayne Smith. Mr. Alford was a retired surveyor Field Inspector and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

            In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters, Warren Carroll, Josephine C. Allen, Joe W. Carroll, Ann A. Atkins, Kirby Alford and Jessy A. Howell.

            A graveside funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

            He is survived by his wife, Dawn Lewis Alford; daughter, Karen A. Montanez of Tallahassee, FL; sisters, Joyce Floyd of Clayton and Sue S. Cooke of Raleigh; several nieces and nephews.

            Flowers accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 1300 St. Mary’s St., Raleigh, NC 27605.

            The family will receive friends 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Friday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 West Third Street, Wendell and other times at the home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Feb 1933, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, Leslie Gardner “L.G.” Alford Sr.; and grandmother Saphronia Woodall Alford in this compilation.

            On 28 May 2011 a Find A Grave photographer reported that a gravestone could not be found for Leslie.

            His mother was Mary Prentice Pleasants, whose first husband was Joseph Cleveland Carroll and second husband was Sylvester Wayne Smith [from Denning, Lee, Carroll, Pleasants & Cousins family tree, Ancestry.com].

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bython B. Alford.

            His lineage: Leslie Gardner 1933 NC1, Leslie Gardner 1898 NC2, James B. 1862 NC3, Bython B. 1817 NC4.

 

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LESLIE GARDNER “L.G.” ALFORD, SR.

 

SYRACUSE HERALD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—23 December 1935

 

INQUIRY OPENS IN BUS’ RIVER PLUNGE; 14 DIE

VIRGINIA CRASH DRIVER MAY HAVE DIED BEFORE DROP THROUGH BRIDGE

 

HOPEWELL, Va., Dec. 23—An inquest was ordered today for Thursday in the deaths of 14 persons who lost their lives in the plunge of a bus through an open drawbridge into the Appomattox River yesterday….

            Five of those who died in the river’s icy water were identified before daybreak today as Virginians and North Carolinians.

            Mayor D.L. Elder and Commonwealth’s Attorney John Goodman agreed this morning that the inquest would be a mere “formality” in the full investigation as to why the Atlantic Greyhound bus smashed through a safety rail and into the draw which had been opened for a tug and barge.

            “All we can do is to say they are dead, sign the death certificates and say it was an accident,” Mayor Elder declared.

            Officials ordered an autopsy today to check the possibility that the driver of the bus was dead before the machine plunged into the stream.

            Shortly after the bus was raised last night, D.D. McAfee, district superintendent for the bus line at Raleigh N. C., said: “I can’t believe that boy was alive when the bus went over.” He said the driver, L.G. Alford, 38, of Five Points, N.C., had been employed six years, with five years prior experience. He had an excellent record, McAfee said.

            Arthur Clark, Richmond photographer, said the machine’s brakes were fully set when it was hauled from the water 12 hours after the accident yesterday….

            The bus was raised from the water more than 12 hours after Capt. Lacy McNair, the bridge tender, heard it crash through the guard rail and saw it hurtle 20 feet, into the river channel with its screaming cargo.

            Men worked with ice-coated ropes in a snowstorm which became a blizzard with low temperatures, while Salvation Army lassies and Red Cross nurses served them with hot coffee and soup.

            “It’s the worst thing I ever saw—bodies were tumbled in with baggage and chairs were torn loose from the floor,” said Bill Henderson, Hopewell policeman, after inspecting the bus….

            The bus hurtled down the 200-yard approach to the draw span at 3:55 yesterday morning. Captain McNair standing on the open pivot span looking downstream as a tug and its barge tow started through, heard the bus crash through the guard rail.

            “It was a half minute I will never forget as long as I live,” he said. “I will always remember those screams and cries of women and children on the bus as it hung on the edge of the bridge before the final plunge to the icy waters of the river.”

            The bridge tender was standing approximately 30 feet from the point where the bus plunged nose first into the water. It trembled a minute and submerged amid bubbles of air….

            The water was between 25 and 30 feet deep where the bus sunk. After bringing up one body and badly cutting his hand the diver made several steel cables fast to the bus and it was raised by a large crane on the bridge and placed on a floating barge as the 80-foot draw span was swung aside. The bodies were brought out one by one, placed in baskets on the snow covered deck and hoisted to waiting ambulances and funeral cars on the bridge. No effort at identification was made until the bodies were taken to funeral establishments.

 

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Photo from Woodall Cemetery, Brogden, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Starling Johnson

Inscription: “Died at his post”

Embedd in the gravestone is his badge

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son, Leslie Gardner “L.G.” Alford Jr.; and mother Saphronia Woodall Alford in this compilation.

            Leslie Gardner Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), lists his birth date as 25 April 1898.

 

            Leslie Gardner Alford married (1) Effie Irene Hartley in 1920 and (2) Mary Prentice Carroll.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bython B. Alford.

            His lineage: Leslie Gardner 1898 NC1, James B. 1862 NC2, Bython B. 1817 NC3.

 

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LETER MAE ALFORD HART

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 9 March 1985

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.\—Mrs. Leter Mae Alford Hart, 79, of 931 E. Davis St., died Friday at N.C. Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.

            Funeral will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.

            She was a native of Franklin County, a retired textile employee and a member of the Senior Citizens Club.

            There are no immediate survivors.

            The family will be at McClure Funeral Home 7–9 p.m. today, other times at the home of a niece, Mrs. Doris Denson, 917 Everette St.

            Memorials may be made to Kinett [sic] Memorial Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jason & Mitzie -

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leter Hart (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Sept 1905 and died _____ March 1985, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Leter Mae Hart, white widow, was born 16 Sept 1905 in NC and died 8 March 1985 in Orange Co., NC.

            Leter was the daughter of Sidney Amos Alford and Mary Frances Powell.

            Her lineage: Leter Mae 1905 NC1, Sidney Amos 1891 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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LILA RUTH ALFORD MINCEY

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 14 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lila Ruth Alford Mincey, 81, of 8648 Applewhite Road died at her home on Thursday evening June 12, 2003. Lila Ruth was born on February 20, 1922 to the late Alma Alford and Libby Batten Alford. She was married to the late Milton Barnwell Mincey who preceded her in death on December 16, 1987.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel.... Burial Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, NC.

            Surviving: sons, Connie Mack Mincey of Zebulon, George Mincey of Zebulon, John A. Mincey of Myrtle Beach; daughters, Alma M. Horton of Wendell, Jeanette Mincey of Wendell, Rhonda M. Carlyle of Zebulon; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Bobby Alford of Wendell; sisters, Sallie A. Jefferys of Wendell, Emma Jean A. Claffey of Greensboro, Willie Sue A. Currin of Raleigh.

            In addition to her parents and her husband Lila Ruth was preceded in death by grandchildren, B.J. Mincey and Joshua Jones; brothers, Billy Wayne, Valton, Alton and Carlton; sisters, Christine, Edith, Janie, and Rachel.

            Family will receive relatives and friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545....

 

Photo from New Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelby Hendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lila A. Mincey (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituary of her brother Bobby Alford; and her nephew Charles Alton Alford in this compilation.

            Alma Alford is listed as Alma A. Alford, born 14 April 1890 on his death certificate (Ancestry.com). He is Alma Alford, born 14 April 1891 on his WWI Draft Registration Card. He is Alma S. Alford, born April 1889, on the 1900 census in Dunn, Franklin Co., NC.

            Alma’s family is listed on the 1920 census in Wilders District 66, Johnston Co., NC, dwelling #89: A.A. Alford, age 27 farm labor; his wife Libby 25; and children: Christine 8, Valton 6, Aalton [sic] 5, and Carlton 2. All were b. in NC.

            No members of this family have been found on the 1930 census, but NC Births lists the births of a number of children of Alma and Libby (many with no first names) in Johnston Co. in the 1920s and 1930s.

            NC Deaths lists a record for Alma A. Alford, died 14 Dec 1957 in Johnston Co., age 67; and a record for Libby Batten Alford, born 10 Jan 1895 in NC and died 27 Apr 1992 in Raleigh, Wake Co., age 97.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Lila Ruth 1922 NC1, Alma A. 1889 NC2, Bryant 1845 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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LILLIAN GADDY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—30 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

FAIRMONT—Ms. Lillian Gaddy Alford, 89, of 210 S. Liberia St. died Wednesday.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Hill’s Funeral Home.... Burial will be in Alligator Cemetery.

            Ms. Alford is survived by a sister, Nonnie Hines of the home; a brother, Chalmus Gaddy of Detroit; and three stepchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 29 July 1909, last residence Fairmont, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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LILLIAN HODGE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 20 August 1989

 

GASTONIA—Mrs. Lillian Hodge Alford, 69, of 1249 W. Garrison Blvd. died Aug. 17, 1989, at home. Funeral was 3 p.m. Saturday at the McLean & Son Funeral Home chapel, with the Revs. Danny Janes and Douglas Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford, a retired beautician, was born in Bennettsville, S.C., daughter of the late Robert and Bessie Hodge. She was a member of Firestone Wesleyan Church.

            Survivors are her husband, Luke; son, Jerry Alford of Bessemer City; brothers, Prentice Hodge of Denver, Colo., John Hodge of Cherryville, Julius Hodge, Hamer Hodge, Pete Hodge; sisters, Mrs. Mae Pate of Laurinburg, Mrs. Edna Wilson; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Sept 1919, last residence Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Luther “Luke” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN REID ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 June 1957

 

            The body of Mrs. Lillian Reid Alford, 67, of 4721 Mitchell Ave., who died Monday night, yesterday was sent to the Starfler & Hamby Mortuary in Columbus, Ga., for services there later this week. Mrs. Alford lived with a daughter, Mrs. J.P. Crumpler.

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Death Certificates: Lillian Reed [sic] Alford was born 11 March 1890 in Phenix City, AL, daughter of David Reid and Maggie Sweatt. She died 17 June 1957 in Greensboro. She was a widow, and her husband was Herschell B. Alford. She was buried in Clowers Cemetery, Cataula, Harris Co., GA. Informant was Mrs. J.L. Hubbard, Columbus, GA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Thelma Alford Pegram in this compilation.

                      

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Zaddock Alford and Perrene Sherrill.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hershel B. 1876 GA1, Leonidas F. 1844 GA2, Spire Warren 1816 GA3, Zaddock 1787 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LINDA GAIL SCROPPO ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—16 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Linda Gail Scroppo Alford of Wilmington, NC, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center.

            She was born February 26, 1965, in Glen Cove, NY, daughter of Phil and Ida Brown Scroppo of Wilmington, NC.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She helped parents of disabled children through the Family Support Network at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband, Ritchie Alford; one daughter, Channing Alford, both of the home; five sisters, Darlene Norris and husband Doug, Grace Bass and husband Mike, Carla Burbick and husband Dave, Phyllis Napoli and husband Joe, and GiGi Whaley and husband David; one brother, Philly (Chad) Scroppo; two sisters-in-law, Karen Meadows and Dora Jones; mothers and fathers-in-law, Shorty and Vada Alford, and Jay and Phyllis Devore; eleven nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Chasity and Samantha Alford.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 17, 2000, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church…. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers will be Dave Burbick, Joe Napoli, David Whaley, Mike Bass, Jeff McDowell and Kenny Altman.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Andrews Mortuary, Valley Chapel, 4108 South College Rd., Wilmington, with a Prayer Service to be held at 7:30 p.m….

 

In another article:

 

GLEN COVE RECORD PILOT

Glen Cove, NY—Friday, 31 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Linda Gail Scroppo Alford, 35, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died March 14, 2000, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center. She was born February 26, 1965, in Glen Cove, daughter of Phil and Ida Brown Scroppo of Wilmington.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She helped the parents of Disabled children through the Family Support Network at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Ritchie Alford, one daughter, Channing Alford; five sisters, Darlene (Doug) Norris, Grace (Mike) Bass, Carla (Dave) Burbick, Phyllis (Joe) Napoli, Gigi (David) Whaley, and, brother, Philly Scroppo; close friend of the family, Jeffrey McDowell; eight nieces and nephews, one great-niece, aunts, Dee Miceika and Babe Norris of Glen Cove, and numerous cousins. Infant twin daughters, Chastity and Samantha Alford, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LOEREEN ELLIOTT ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—27 September 2012

 

LINDEN—Ms. Loereen Elliott Alford, 72, of Linden, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Service: Private memorial held at a later date.

            Survived by: Daughter, Rose Casiano; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren. Coats Funeral Home & Crematory of Coats.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loereen E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 July 1940, last residence not listed.

 

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LOIS ALFORD BRAGG

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 1 March 1996

 

            Mrs. Lois Alford Bragg, a resident of 2307 Sprunt Ave. died Wednesday [February 28] at Durham Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

            Mrs. Bragg was born in Johnston Co., and was a 1948 Graduate of the Rex Hospital School of Nursing in Raleigh. A Durham resident since 1951, she was a Registered Nurse for the Durham County Health Department, retiring in 1989. Mrs. Bragg was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, and the Ralph Mitchell Memorial Sunday School Class.

            Mrs. Bragg is survived by her husband, Mr. Arnold Watts Bragg, Sr.; her son, Mr. Arnold W. Bragg, Jr. and wife Martha Farmer Bragg; and her sister, Mrs. Pauline Parker of Smithfield.

            A Memorial Service for Mrs. Bragg will be conducted Sunday at 2 PM in Asbury United Methodist Church, Rev. Richard Stanley officiating….

            Arrangements are by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. of Durham.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois A. Bragg (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 March 1925, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

 

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LOIS HANLEY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Saturday, 18 November 2006

 

            Lois Hanley Alford, 87, of Jacksonville and formerly of Wyoming, died Nov. 17, 2006 at Britthaven of Jacksonville.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John Homer Alford; and parents, Samuel Alpus and Fanny Langston Hanley.

            Survivors include a son, Samuel Patrick “Pat” Alford of Jacksonville; a brother, Clay Hanley and a sister, Syb Frizzell, both of Arkansas; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

 

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WYOMING TRIBUNE-EAGLE

Cheyenne, Laramie Co., WY—20 November 2006

 

            Lois Hanley Alford, 87, of Cheyenne died Nov. 17 in Jacksonville, N.C.

She was born March 29, 1919.

            She is survived by a son, Samuel Patrick “Pat” Alford of Jacksonville; a brother, Clay Hanley of Arkansas; a sister, Syb Frizzell of Arkansas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John Homer Alford; and her parents, Samuel Alpus and Fanny Langston Hanley.

            Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lois Alford (SS# issued in WA) last residence Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC.

 

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LOTA FULLER ALFORD

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 17 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lota Fuller Alford, 82, of West Persimmon Street, Youngsville [Franklin Co.], died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at Franklin Regional Medical Center.

            She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Addie House Fuller and Elijah Daniel Fuller.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Gene; two daughters Shirley Yeargin of Zebulon; and Barbara Shearon and her husband, Wayne, of Wake Forest; a son, Jerry Vaughan of Youngsville; two grandchildren, Kane Yeargin and Michael Shearon; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Macon of Wake Forest.

            She was predeceased by her brothers, David, Graham and Charles; and by two sisters, Vera and Zelma.

            Funeral services were Nov. 13 in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gary McNair officiating. Entombment followed in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Curt Fuller, Danny Fuller, Robert Fuller, Billy Jackson, Craig Jones and Johnny Vaughan.

 

Photo from Pine Forest Memorial Gardens, Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Robbins-Tjaden

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lota F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1923.

 

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LOU ALFORD TONEY

 

[Although she died in SC, we are also publishing her obituary here because she lived in NC.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 16 April 1976

 

MCBEE [Chesterfield Co., SC]—Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Alford Toney will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McBee community Cemetery, directed by young and Young Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Toney, 37, died Tuesday [April 13] in a Hartsville [Darlington Co., SC] hospital after a short illness.

            She was born in Marlboro County, a daughter of Sandy and Mrs. Thelma Simmons Alford. She was educated in Marlboro and Chesterfield County schools, and was a nurses aide. Mrs. Toney lived in Charlotte, N.C., for the past five years. She was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., and was a member of Young Christian Association.

            Surviving, in addition to her father of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her mother of Hartsville, are her husband, James Ervin Toney of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Harold Toney of Hartsville; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Helen Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five brothers, Alexander Alford of Smithfield, N.C., Ulysses Alford of McBee, Izell Alford of Capital Heights, Md., Hezekiah Alford of Hartsville and John Tyson Alford of Bennettsville; a half-sister, Miss Sandra Lee Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a half-brother, Jerry A. Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lou Oliver Alford of Bennettsville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lou Toney (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 Aug 1938, last residence not listed.

 

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LOUISE HOOD ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Friday, 21 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            The Lord called Mrs. Louise Hood Alford on Tuesday, March 18, 2003. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances Hood.

            She was a resident of the Lutheran Home of Winston-Salem.

            She leaves to cherish her memories three devoted children, Viola (Bobby) Kimbrough, Lorene (Willie) Shaw and a son, Tommy (Siberia) Hood Sr.; grandchildren Bobby (Clementine) Kimbrough Jr., Charles Shaw, Willie Shaw, Terrence (Karen) Shaw, Willette Shaw, Tommy (Jacquay) Hood Jr. and Thomasena Hickman; a devoted sister, Mary Hood-Gass; a devoted cousin, J.D. Sypher of South Carolina; a devoted friend, Corine Shaw of Southern California; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends....

            The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003, at Russell Funeral Home Chapel…. Interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 March 1923.

            The Russell Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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LUBERTHA ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 14 January 1977

 

            Mrs. Lubertha Alford 52 formerly of Greensboro, died Tuesday in the Washington Hospital Center in Washington.

            Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Maplewood Cemetery.

            Surviving are brothers, James McNair of Boston, Mass. Melvin McNair Jr of Washington, sisters, Mrs. Eloise Sinclair of Greensboro, Mrs. Emma McRae of Washington.

            The family will be at Brown’s Funeral Home 7–7:30 p.m. Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LUCILLE ALFORD EURE

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—Tuesday, 24 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lucille Alford Eure, 93, died Friday [July 20]. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Michael Episcopal Church.... Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

            She is survived by a sister, Clayton Alford Ellsworth of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Bruce Alford of Blackstone, Mass and several nieces and nephews.

            If desired, in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Edgecombe County Hospice or St. Michael Episcopal Church…. Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucile A. Eure (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Aug 1907.

            Lucille is listed on the 1930 census with her family in Tarboro (District 3), Edgecombe Co., NC, dwelling #251: Frank Alford, age 54, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Nina [indexed as Vince], 49, age 19 at first marriage; and children: Frances 24, Lucile 22, Bruce 15, and Margaret C. 10. All were b. in NC. Frank and the 3 eldest children worked in a hosiery mill, as did many of their neighbors.

            In 1920 the family is still in Tarboro (District 2), dwelling #51: Ben F. Allford, age 48 farmer; his wife Nina C. 39 [indexed as Mind C.]; and children: Edwin F. 16, Frances R. 14, Lucy 12, Bruce J. 5, and Margrett C. 6/12. All were b. in NC.

            In 1910 they are still in Tarboro (Township 1, Precinct 1), dwelling #185: B. Frank Allford, age 38, farm manager, married 10 years, first marriage; his wife [looks like and is indexed as] Narron 30; and children Edwin 6, Frances 4, and Lucy 2. All were b. in NC.

            NC Births lists the birth of Lucille Aaron Alford on 4 Aug 1907 in Edgecombe Co., parents Benjamin Franklin Alford and Nina Celestial Brown. Other children listed with these parents, born in Edgecombe Co., are: Edwin Frank b. 27 June 1903; and Frances Rubin b. 5 Nov 1905. Margaret C.G. Alford, b. 26 June 1919, is listed twice, once as Margaret G., with father listed as Frank Alford and B.F. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Lucille 1907 NC1, Benjamin Franklin 1871 NC2, Jesse 1836 NC3, Edmund 1814 NC4, Jesse 1765 NC5.

 

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LUCION L.C. ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 21 November 1997

 

            Lucion L.C. Alford of 1702 Willow Rd., Died Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, at Moses Cone Hospital.

            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997, at Olivers Chapel A.M.E. Church in Staley. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            He was a native of Dublin, Ga. and was a landscape gardener for Greensboro Housing Authority.

            Survivors include his son, Lucion L. Alford of the home; daughter, Miss Ravonda Alford of the home; sisters, Mrs. Mattie Herbin of Philadelphia, Pa. and Mrs. Maggie Stanley of Dublin, Ga.

            The family will receive friends 1 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, 1997 at Community Funeral Home and other times at the residence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucion C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 July 1918, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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LUCY H. JONES THOMAS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 12 January 2007

 

            Mrs. Lucy Jones Alford, 93, died on January 8, 2007.

            Funeral service 12-noon Saturday, United Church of Christ, Holly Springs. Burial, church cemetery.

            Surviving: sons, Percy Thomas of Norfolk, VA; Elrey Thomas of Bronx, NY; nieces, special niece, Lola Stuart, Elizabeth Smith, both of Raleigh; four nephews and a special nephew, Bennie Baker of Raleigh; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.

            Arrangements by Segraves Funeral Home.

 

In another article (one year anniversary):

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—8 January 2008

 

 

IN LOVING MEMORY

DECEMBER 8, 1913 - JANUARY 8, 2007

We miss you very much!

The Thomas and Baker Families

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucy H. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

 

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LUDDIE R. JONES MCNEILL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 6 May 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

RAEFORD—Mrs. Luddie McNeill Alford, 88, of 240 Doc Brown Road, died Friday, April 30, 2004, in her home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Mountain Grove AME Zion Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by four daughters, Mary Alford of Newark, N.J., Lola Kemp of Fayetteville and Betty Jones and Owilla Dobbins, both of Raeford; four sons, Amos Jones, James Jones, William R. McNeill and Larry D. McNeill, all of Raeford; 39 grandchildren; and 110 great-grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held today from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Buie Funeral Home in Raeford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luddie R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 Apr 1916.

 

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LULA P. ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 25 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mrs. Lula P. Alford, 78, of 492 Slocumb Road, Fayetteville, died Monday in her home.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cape Fear A Conference Headquarters Facility in Erwin.... Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Elder Charlie Alford of the home; and two sisters, Nettie J. Price and Bessie P. McNeill, both of Erwin.

            The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dafford Funeral Home in Dunn.

 

            AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula P.. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 6 Oct 1919, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

             See the obituary of her husband, Charlie C. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LUZIE H. ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 3 January 2007

 

            Luzie H. Alford, 83, Durham, Dec. 28. Memorial 11 a.m., Thursday, funeral home chapel. Arrangements by Hudson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LYNWOOD THOMAS ALFORD

 

DAILY SOUTHERNER

Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—Thursday, 23 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Lynwood T. Alford Sr., 63, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Carlisle Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Conner and Pastor Joseph Alford officiating. Burial will follow at the Alford Family Cemetery.

            Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Etta Alford; brothers, James, Joe, Arthur and Kenneth Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Bonnie L. Alford; a daughter, Debra A. Whitehurst and husband, Gary of Tarboro; a son, Tom Alford of Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Willie Mack Anderson III and wife Melissa of Tarboro; great-grandchildren, Madison Anderson and Haley Grace Anderson; brothers, Gene Alford and wife, Lota of Youngsville, Griffin Alford and wife, Dorothy of South Hill, Va., Lawrence Alford and wife, Delores Little of Richmond, Va., Ray Alford and wife, Grace of Philadelphia, Pa., Henry Alford and wife, Virginia, S.C.; sisters, Julia Robertson of Warrenton, Sally A. Alford of Tarboro and Lois Morgan and husband, Ben of South Hill, Va. and several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends from 7–9 p.m. Wednesday at Carlisle Funeral Home and other times at the home.

            Arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lynwood T. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Sept 1939.

            See the obituary of his sister Julia Viola Alford Robertson in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Griffin N. Alford and James Robert “Tiny” Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            The Carlisle Funeral Home reports that “Mr Alford was buried behind his home at 3609 Fishing Creek Rd., Tarboro. This was the first burial at this site.”

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Smith Creek, Warren Co., NC, dwelling #726, family #728: Joseph B. Alford, age 34 b. VA farmer, age 23 at first marriage; his wife Etta V. 28 VA, age 17 at first marriage; sons James R. 9 VA, Joseph M. 7 VA, Clyde E. 6 NC, Griffin N. 3-8/12 NC, and Kenneth 2-1/12 VA. In the same dwelling, family #729: James R. Alford, age 64 NC farmer; and his wife Sally L. 64 VA.

            NC Births lists the birth of Leynwood Thomas Alford in 1939 at Sixpound, Warren Co., father Joe Benjamin (no mothers listed for this county). Other children of Joseph Benjamin Alford listed in Warren Co. are: Clyde E., b. 1924 at Smith Creek, Kenneth W., b. 1928 at Smith Creek [father listed as J.P.], Lois Maypine, b. 1934 at Smith Creek, Sally Ann, b. 1936 at Smith Creek, Lawrence Edwin, b. 1937 (no place listed), Henry Everett, b. 1943 at Sixpound, and probably his twin, Leslie Ray, b. 1943 at Sixpound.

            The family of James R. and Sallie Alford is listed on the 1900 census in Palmer Springs (District 55), Mecklenburg Co., VA, dwelling #37: James R. Alford, age 34 b. July 1865 in NC, farmer, m. 5 years; his wife Sallie L. 33 b. Feb 1867 in VA; and children, all b. VA: Joseph B. 4 b. Sept 1895; James H. 3 b. Jan 1897; Mary A. 2 b. Feb 1898; and Sallie B. 1 b. Apr 1999.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Lynwood Thomas 1939 NC1, Joseph Benjamin 1895 VA2, James Richard 1865 NC3, James Isaac 1837 NC4, Elias 1795 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MABEL HALFORD MORGAN

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—29 December 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

FLAT ROCK—Mabel Halford Morgan, 87, of Bat Cave, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Elizabeth House. She was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County and the daughter of the late O.R. and Leah Halford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. “Bill” Morgan, and a daughter, Carolyn Morgan Harrill.

            She was an employee of C.P. Clare in Fairview and a member of Bat Cave Baptist Church.

            She is survived by a son, Jackey C. Morgan of Bat Cave; a daughter, Billie Shehan of Spartanburg, S.C.; two brothers, Andrew “Buck” Halford and Roy Halford, both of Hendersonville; 15 grandchildren 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bat Cave Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Jackson Funeral Service and at other times will be at the home of Jackey Morgan in Bat Cave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Morgan (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Dec 1913, last residence Bat Cave, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Oda Andrew Halford and Roy Lee Halford in this compilation.

            Her parents were Oda Ray “Bob” Halford and Leah French Owenby.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Edneyville (District 5), Henderson Co., NC, dwelling #74: O. Robert Halford, age 44 farm laborer, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Leah F. 35, age 16 at first marriage; son Andrew 18; son Ray 11; J.C. Morgan 24; daughter Mabell Morgan 16. All were b. in NC. The Morgans apparently got married within the year.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ronald Halford at FindaGrave.com: Mabel 1913 NC, Oda Ray 1887 NC, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC, John Wesley 1837 NC, Thomas J. 1802 NC, John 1765 NC.

 

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MABEL CATHERINE ROSS ALFORD

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—7 March 2007

 

 

BLACK MOUNTAIN—Mabel Catherine Ross Alford, 90, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Highland Farms.

            A native of Burke County, she grew up in Mills Home, Thomasville. She worked as a bookkeeper for A & P in Fayetteville before retiring in 1982 to Black Mountain. She was a spiritual seeker, an avid reader, and a frequent letter-writer (under various names) to this newspaper and others.

            She is survived by four children, John Alford (wife, Linda) of Asheville, Carol Robertson of Huntsville, Ala., David Alford of Beaufort, S.C., Stephen Alford (wife, Gail) of Atlanta; and by 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2008, in the chapel of Morris Funeral Home in Asheville.

            Donations in her memory may be made to Eliada Home for Children or to CarePartners Hospice Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 July 1917, last residence Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC.

 

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MABLE ALFORD SMITH

Sister of Myrtice Alford Edwards, AAFA #0773

 

Source unknown

_____, NC—_____ November 2008

 

ASHEBORO [Randolph Co.]—Mable Alford Smith, age 88, of 1819-B Saddlewood Court, Asheboro, passed away at her home on Sunday, Nov 23, 2008.

            Mable was born Oct. 31, 1920, to Homer Lee and Alma Odom Alford. She was member of First Baptist Church of Asheboro. She was loved by her family and many friends and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

            She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Miller and her husband, Joseph, of Boone, N.C.; granddaughter,. Kelly Miller Swaney and her husband, Carey; great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn; sisters, Myrtice Edwards and Leaette Braswell, both of Eastman, Ga.

            A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Asheboro, with Rev. Mark Hall officiating. Inurnment will be Saturday, Nov 29, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Willis-Epperson Cemetery in Williston, Fla.

            The family invites friends to visit Mable’s home at 1819-B Saddlewood Court, Asheboro, on Wednesday, Nov 26, following the service....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mable A. Smith (SS# issued in GA), last residence Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mable 1920 GA1, Homer Lee 1897 GA2, Lorenzo Dow 1857 GA3, William Benjamin 1825 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MADGIE NADINE KIRKSEY JACOBS ALFORD

 

THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Thursday, 11 May 2006

 

            Madgie Nadine Kirksey Alford, 69, of the Taylortown Municipality of West End [Moore Co.], died Friday, May 5, 2006, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.

            The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Spruill’s Temple in the Taylortown Municipality of Pinehurst.... Burial will follow at Academy Heights Memorial Cemetery in Taylortown. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. A public viewing will be held Friday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Simon Funeral Home in Southern Pines.

            Mrs. Alford was an active member of Word of Truth Church in Vass....

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her three daughters, Johnah Newsome of Rosedale, N.Y., Rosetta Pickens of Archer, Fla., and Michelle Harris of Hempstead, N.Y.; her two sons, Gregory Jacobs, of West Virginia, and John Alford III of Hempstead, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Kirksey of Chicago, Ill., and Willie Kirksey of Pomona, Calif.; two sisters, Anna Dotson, of Seattle, Wash., and Hanna Kirksey of Shubuta, Miss.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madgie N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 July 1936, last residence West End, Moore Co., NC.

 

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MAE ALFORD UNDERWOOD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 25 December 2007

 

GREENSBORO—Mrs. Mae Alford Underwood, 89, died Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Guilford Healthcare.

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 26, at Lakeview Memorial Park....

            Mrs. Underwood was born on July 16, 1918, in Zebulon and moved to Greensboro from Raleigh in 1954. She was a member of Rolesville Baptist Church, Rolesville. She retired from Myers Department Store and also worked at Eastern Guilford High School cafeteria.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Coy Underwood, Sr. in 1982.

            She is survived by two children, Margaret Bennett and husband, Aubrey and Horace Underwood, Jr. all of Greensboro; four grandchildren, Coy, Jamie, Paul and Chris Underwood; three great grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forbis and Dick Funeral Home, N. Elm Street....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mae A. Underwood (SS# issued in NC), last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            Horace C. Underwood, born 1906, married May Alford, born 1918, on 12 Sept 1934 in Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC [North Carolina Marriages, 1759–1979 (FamilySearch.org)].

 

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MAGGIE BYRD ALFORD

 

MORNING STAR

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—5 September 1968

 

            Mrs. Maggie B. Alford, widow of William Nash Alford, died Tuesday night in a Goldsboro Hospital after a long illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Freeman, the daughter of the late James and Alice Champion Byrd. She was a member of the Daughters of America.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. S.N. (Daisy) Olness of Wilmington; a son Ernest J. Alford of Wilmington; two sisters Mrs. Jane Carney and Mrs. Sue Nylen both of Wilmington, two brothers Archie E. Byrd of Wilmington, and Dudley J. Byrd of Norfolk Virginia; 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

            Funeral arrangements under the direction of Andrews Mortuary will be announced later. The family will be at 1908 Perry Avenue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Sept 1883, last residence Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Nash 1880 NC1, Noah Wellington 1859 NC2, unknown3, Samuel 1812 SC4.

 

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MAGGIE L. BROWN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 31 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

ROWLAND [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Maggie L. Brown Alford, 71, of Route 2, Box 28, died Tuesday [January 27] in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg [Scotland Co.].

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Magnolia AME Church in Hamer [Dillon Co.], S.C.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by seven sons, Robert E. Brown of Laurinburg, Roy L. Brown, Roosevelt Alford, Bruce Alford, William Blue and Malcom Blue, all of Rowland, and Timothy Alford of Marlon, Texas; four daughters, Betty Blue of Philadelphia, Julia Watson of Lumberton, Maggie Shipman of Rowland and Martha Currie of Maxton; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at Jackson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maggie L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Jan 1927, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her son Roosevelt Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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MAJOR MAXIE ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 21 July 1996

 

FAIR BLUFF [Columbus Co.], N.C.—Major Maxie Alford, 64, of Causey Road, died Friday, July 19, 1996, at home.

            He was a son of Alice Martin Alford of Conway and the late Major M. Alford.

            Survivors, in addition to his mother, include two sons, Carey Alford of Wilmington, N.C., and Jeffrey Alford of Holly Ridge, N.C.; two daughters, Diane Stroust and Michelle Coleman, both of Topsail Beach, N.C.; a brother, William C. Alford of Conway; two sisters, Nellie M. Sullivan of Fayetteville, N.C., and Alice F. Cooper of Conway; and several grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Meares Funeral Home, Fair Bluff. Burial will be in Powell’s Cemetery in Fair Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Major M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Nov 1931, last residence Fair Bluff, Columbus Co., NC.

 

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MALCOLM ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 13 September 1983

 

Name: Malcolm Alford

Sisters: Grace Stoltz and Marguerite Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 64

Date of Death: Last Sunday [Sept 4]

Place of Death: Article headlined Parkton [Robeson Co.], North Carolina

Place of Burial: Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland [Robeson Co.], NC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Grace R. Alford Stoltz in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths :Malcolm Alford, white male never married, age 64, died 4 Sept 1983 in Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC. He was born 20 Sept 1918 in NC and was a resident of Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Births: Malcolm Alford was born 20 Sept 1918 in Alfordsville, Robeson Co., the son of Clarence David Alford and Hattie Lester.

            On Clarence Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 37, a farmer living in Rowland, Robeson Co., NC. He is married and was born 12 March 1881.

 

1920 CENSUS

Alfordsville (District 117), Robeson Co., NC, Page 10B:

 

Clarence Alford     head           39   SC SC SC          farmer

Hattie                      wife           39   SC SC SC

Jennie                       dau             9   NC NC NC

Graci                        dau             7   NC NC NC

Malcum                    son             1   NC NC NC

 

Next door, Page 11A:

 

Sallie Alford           head           62   SC SC SC       [Clarence’s mother]

Mary Mack               dau           27   SC SC SC       [Clarence’s sister]

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 71), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #124:

 

William Alford       head           52   b. May 1848    SC SC SC          single   farmer

Sallie           sister-in-law           43   b. Mar 1857     SC SC SC          m. 22 years

                                                                                                            3 children, 3 living

Clarence             nephew           19   b. Mar 1881     SC SC SC

Ettie                       niece           17   b. Aug 1882    SC SC SC

Mary                      niece             9   b. Mar 1891     SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Malcolm 1918 NC1, Clarence 1881 SC2, Malcolm E. 1846 SC3, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC4, Elias 1779 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MANTON CLISBY ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 April 1973

 

Name: Manton C. Alford

Parents: Manton and Rena Curry Alford

Spouse: Mary Ella Montgomery Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 74

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Sunday [April 22]

Place of Death: Scotland Memorial Hospital

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery in Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1898, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his mother Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            On Manton Clisby Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 20, a student at Clemson College. He names Mary [and] Manton Alford as his nearest relative.

            Buried near each other in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

                        Mary Ella Montgomery Alford....Died...20 Aug 1983

                         Wife of Manton Clisby Alford

                        Manton Clisby Alford....1 May 1898 - 22 Apr 1973

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Manton Clisby 1898 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARGARET ALICE BROCKINGTON ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 14 March 1921

 

KINGSTREE [Williamsburg Co., SC], March 13—Mrs. Margaret Alford, sister of Mrs. D.C. Scott of this place and a native of this community, died at her home in Maxton [Robeson Co.], N.C., Wednesday afternoon [March 9] and was interred there by the side of her late husband, McPherson Alford. Mrs. Alford before marriage was a daughter of the late Dr. John F. and Elizabeth Brockington, and was born in Kingstree 52 years ago. She was married to Mr. Alford June 25, 1895.

            She is survived by her only daughter, Miss Elizabeth Alford, and three sisters, Mrs. D.C. Scott, Kingstree; Mrs. C.K. Davis, Marion, and Miss Italine Brockington, Kingstree.

 

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CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 13 March 1921

 

MAXTON, March 12—Mrs. Margaret Brockington Alford, one of Maxton’s most prominent and best-loved women, died Wednesday after an illness of several months. The remains were laid to rest Thursday afternoon in Eastside cemetery. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Alford was a devoted and useful member….

            Mrs. Alford was born December 25, 1869, at Kingstree. S.C. Soon after her marriage ot McP. McL. Alford, they moved to Maxton. Mrs. Alford died in 1912, and since that time Mrs. Alford and her daughter, Miss Elizabeth, have continued to make their home here. Mrs. Alford’s death causes deep sorrin thi this community whereshe had hundreds of friends and admirers.

            She is survived by one daughter, Miss Elizabeth Alford, and by several sisters.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, McPherson McLean Alford; and her daughter, Elizabeth Brockington Alford McMaster, in this compilation.

            Margaret was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Maxton, Robeson Co., NC, where her gravestone transcription says “12/25/1869–3/9/1921.”

 

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MARGARET A. KIMBRO ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 26 May 2013

 

November 25, 1937 - May 18, 2013

 

RALEIGH—Margaret Kimbro Alford, 75, passed away May 18, 2013. She is survived by her sister Linda Giles; son Michael A. Alford; grandson Drew Alford; daughter April Alford Annis and husband Dennie. We will forever miss our loving mother.

            Online condolences at CremationSocietyNC.com.

 

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

 

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MARGARET MAE HAGINS ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 9 September 2005

 

            Alford, Margaret, of 527 Maple Branches Drive, died Tuesday [September 6] at Cypress Pointe Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. The funeral will be at noon Monday at Johnson Chapel AME Zion Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Adkins-Drain Funeral Service, South Eighth Street.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret M. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 17 June 1930, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

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

            Her full name is from the Solomon Family Tree at Ancestry.com, posted by a granddaughter.

 

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MARIAN GREY TYSON ALFORD

 

Photo from Massey Funeral Home

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 4 March 2012

 

            Marian Grey Tyson Alford died on March 1, 2012 at Rex Hospital from complications after a fall. She was born in Wendell, NC on September 8, 1923 to Carrie Leigh Thomas and Warren Guy Tyson. She graduated from Wendell School in 1940.

            She married James Marshall Alford on November 20, 1942 and they established their home in Zebulon, NC at the end of World War II. She devoted her life to her husband, her home, and Zebulon Baptist Church where she was a member of numerous committees, taught Sunday school, played piano for children’s classes and was a member of the church choir. As a couple, she and James enjoyed golf, bridge clubs, and travel. She instilled a love of music and the arts in her two daughters who survive her, Betsy Warren Alford Phillips and Jean Ellen Alford Scott (Bob), both of Raleigh.

            She lost her loving husband in March of 2001 and spent the last four years of her life in nursing care.

            She was the proud grandmother of Dr. Thomas P. Phillips of Raleigh, John W. Phillips of Montreal, Canada, Jennifer Helms Jarrell (Greg) of Charlotte, Jackson B. Helms (Sarah) of Brooklyn, NY, and Jeri Ellen Helms of Raleigh. She adored her great-grandchildren, Compton Phillips of Montreal, John Tyson Jarrell and Zebulon Fisher Jarrell, both of Charlotte.

            A time of greeting friends will be held at Massey Funeral Home in Zebulon on Monday, March 5, at 2:00 PM.

            She will be laid to rest next to her husband following the greeting at a 3:30 PM graveside service at the Alford-Bunn-Upchurch Cemetery in Pilot, NC.

            The family can be reached at 2015 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27608 or at jh0993@aol.com.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to COPE Eldercare, PO Box 5825, Cary, NC 27512 or to Hyaets, Inc., 2910 Parkway Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208.

            Arrangements by Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon www.masseyfuneralhome.com.

 

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

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

 

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MARJORIE “MARGIE” ALFORD KEITH

 

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Photo from Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

 

WAKE FOREST GAZETTE

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—17 February 2010

 

            Marjorie “Margie” Alford Keith, 82, of Wake Forest, died Tuesday afternoon February 9, 2010, at Britthaven Nursing Center in Louisburg.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Candice Pearce Alford and Patrick Luther Alford, and was married to James F. Keith who preceded her in death. Margie was co-founder of the Fork’s Lunchroom and James Keith Barbecue.

            Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon February 15, 2010, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Vassar and the Rev. Billy Tharrington officiating. Entombment was in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            She is survived by her daughter, Karen Winstead and husband, Don, of Wake Forest; sons, Jimmy Keith and wife, Hope, and Patrick Keith and wife, Allison, of Wake Forest; sister, Evelyn Horton and husband, Buddy, of Wake Forest; brother, Junior Alford and wife, Tap, of Wake Forest; grandchildren, James Foster Keith III and wife, Kathy, Kimberly Freeman and husband, Mitch, Patrick Luther Keith II and Samuel Caleb Keith; step-granddaughter, Dawn Winstead; and six great-grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to South Main Baptist Church c/o Gary Vassar, 104 Lake Side Drive, Louisburg, NC 27549 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605.

            Pallbearers were John Skinner, Delmer Atkinson, Robbie Underhill, David Young, Wayne Pleasants and Ricky Tharrington.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie M. Keith (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Jan 1928, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Mary Elizabeth Alford Barham in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA ANN FORD ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 22 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Martha Ann Alford, 54, of 508 S. Canal St. died Sunday in St. Eugene Hospital in Dillon, S.C.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Hope United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Cotton Valley Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sons, Byron Ford, Ronald Ford and Donald Ford, all of Charlotte; two sisters, Gladys Ford and Clara Reeder, both of Charlotte; four brothers, Walter Alford of Rowland, Willie Ford Jr. of Norfolk, Va., and John Leggett and Willie Brown, both of Fayetteville; and five grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Hill Memorial Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 May 1943, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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MARTHA ELIZABETH POOLE MEDLIN ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 4 September 2009

 

            Martha Medlin Alford 73, of 1761 Moores Pond Rd. passed away Thursday [September 3] surrounded by her family at Guardian Care Nursing home in Zebulon. A native of Wake County, daughter of Lonnie and Lela Medlin Poole of Wakefield. She worked at Square D in the accounting department. Martha was a loving wife and mother who was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren. She loved flowers and gardening and everything outdoors.

            Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, in the Strickland Funeral Home chapel, Wendell with burial to follow in the Zebulon Town Cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Leo Alford of the home; daughter, Donna Sue Bebout and husband, Dean of Greensboro; son, Jimmy Medlin, Jr. and wife, Mia of Dudley; son, Frankie and wife, Christy of Youngsville; stepchildren, Herbie, Carolyn, Allison, and Robert; grandchildren, Erin Elizabeth Bailey, Mary Catherine Bebout, Andrew and Jimmy D Medlin III, and Brandon Arnold Medlin; step grandchildren, Abby, Jermy, Timmy, Johnny, Wesly, Jr., Lee Ann, Ryan, and Justin; six step-great grandchildren; brother, Lonnie Poole and wife, Lou Ellen of Zebulon; sister, Diane Tant and husband, Edward Tant of Zebulon.

            Visitation will be 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

 

Photo from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Saturn5man

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Jan 1936, last residence Youngsville, Franklin Co., NC.

            NC Births lists Martha Elizabeth Poole, born 20 Jan 1936 in Vance Co., NC, the daughter of Lonnie E. Poole and Lula Medlin.

 

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MARTHA HARRELSON ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Sunday, 2 January 2011

 

 

            Martha Harrelson Alford, 90, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, December 30, 2010 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

            Martha was born in Columbus County, NC, on January 21, 1920, to the late Don and Sarah Mills Harrelson. She is preceded in death by her husband Hopkin Alford, and siblings, Don M. Harrelson, Mack I. Harrelson and Helen Barnhill.

            Martha was a hair stylist for many years and owner of Martha’s Hair Fashions in Wilmington. She was also a devoted member of Sunset Park Baptist Church where she was very active through the years. Martha enjoyed many hobbies such as painting, quilting, needlework and creating hand made Christmas ornaments. She had a very caring and generous spirit and also considered herself so blessed. She found her strength through her loving family and many friends.

            She is survived by daughters, Martha Davis and husband Berl of Bluffton, SC and Gloria Jean Floyd of Florence, SC; three grandchildren, sister, Mary Rose Harrelson and husband, Keith of Green Sea, SC; many nieces and nephews all of who she held dear.

            A memorial service will be held at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel on Monday, January 3, 2011, with visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 pm and the service at 2:00 pm with Rev. Chris Wroten. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunset Park Baptist Church, 231 Central Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28401.

            The family would like to say special thank to the 10th Floor Nursing Staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Dr. Andrew Schreiber for their loving care and kindness.

            Condolences may be made to the family at www.andrewsmortuary,com. A Market Street Chapel Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Hopkin Alford, in this compilation.We included the obituary of her stepdaughter Susan Alford Dillon in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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MARTHA MITCHELL ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 1 February 2007

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Martha Mitchell Alford, 71, passed away Monday, January 29, 2007.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 3, at Rich & Thompson Chapel. Burial will follow in Alamance Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Feb 1935, last residence Acworth, Cobb Co., GA.

 

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MARY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 16 December 2011

 

LAURINBURG—Mary Alford, 104, of 811 Geneva St., died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Services: Funeral, 11 a.m. Saturday in Purcell Funeral Home in Laurinburg. Burial in Center Grove Cemetery in Red Springs. Visitation, 3 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survived by: Nieces, Martha McRue, Rosa Carthens and Mary Kirkpatrick.

 

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THE PILOT

Southern Pines, Moore Co., NC—Saturday, 17 December 2011

 

            Mary Alford, 104, of Laurinburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            A funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 17, at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Laurinburg. Burial followed at Center Grove Cemetery, Red Springs.

            She is survived by a niece, Martha McRae; and sisters-in-law, Rosa Carthens and Mary Kirkpatrick.

            Purcell Funeral Home, in Laurinburg, is assisting the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY ALFORD CAMPBELL

Aunt of Joseph E. Warfel, Jr., AAFA #0767

 

DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—Tuesday, 9 March 2004

 

MOREHEAD CITY [Cartaret Co.]—Mary Campbell, 87, died March 6 at Carteret General Hospital.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Raleigh....

            She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Deyton; and her parents, Zolly and Betty Alford.

            Survivors include her sister, Margie Warfel of Trenton, N.J.; and a grandson.

            Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Campbell (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Sept 1916, last residence Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Mary 1916 NC1, Zollie Thorest 1895 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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MARY ALICE WILLIS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 20 October 1995

 

MAXTON—Mrs. Mary Alice Willis Alford, 63, of Maxton died Monday [October 16].

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Holly United Methodist Church in Little Rock, S.C., by the Rev. Bernard C. Wallace. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, John A. Alford Sr. of the home; six sons, Jimmy Alford of Washington, D.C., Moses Alford of Alexandria, Va., James. A. Alford Jr. of Fayetteville, Charles Alford of Spokane, Wash., and Franklin Alford and Kenneth Alford, both of Maxton; seven daughters, Mary McLean and Jane Cole, both of Laurinburg, Lillie B. Price of Petersburg, Va., Edith M. McCellandhan and Alice E. Alford, both of Spring Lake, Patty Kelly of Fort Sills, Okla., and Crystal Alford of Maxton; a brother, Samuel Willis of Charlotte; a sister, Bobbie Willis of Florence, S.C.; 30 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 2 p.m. until time for the service in the Jackson Funeral Home chapel in Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 July 1932, last residence Maxton, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Her death record confirms her birth and death dates, says she died in Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC, married, black, was buried out of state.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD SPAIN

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 5 May 1997

 

NORLINA—Mary Ann Spain, 99, died May 4, 1997. Graveside services Tuesday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Auburn Christian Church Cemetery in Drewry. Visitation 7:30-9:00 p.m. Monday, May 5, at Blaylock Funeral Home of Warrenton. Memorials may be made to Mt. Auburn Christian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Spain (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Feb 1898, last residence Henderson, Vance Co., NC, and last benefit to Norlina, Warren Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of her brother Charles Herman “Charlie” Alford in New Mexico Obituaries.

            NC Deaths lists her as widowed, father’s last name as Alford, born in VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage, from Alford Family Tree (Ancestry.com), owner Mark Alford: Mary Ann 1898 VA1, James Richard 1865 NC2, James Isaac 1837 NC3, Elias 1795 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY CATLETT ALFORD

 

Photo from Hall-Wynne Funeral Service

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 9 April 2011

 

            Mary Catlett Alford, 82, of Kittrell, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at her residence.
Mary was born in Vance County, on September 17, 1928 to the late Joe Catlett and Anna Robinson Catlett. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Vernon “Lefty” Alford and a sister, Lillie Mae Faulkner.

            Mary is survived by her only daughter, Anna Sherron and husband, Joel of Kittrell; grandson, Jimmie Gupton and wife, Stephanie of Kittrell; great-grandchildren, Matthew and Carleigh Gupton; and K-9 companion, Ringo.

            The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.

            Friends may visit from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening at Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton Chapel.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 10, 2011 from the Chapel of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Franklinton. The Rev. Clyde Waiden will officiate. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery [Franklinton, Franklin Co.].

            Online memorials: www.hallwynne.com Select obituaries.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Kittrell, Vance Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her brother-in-law William Edwin Alford; and sister-in-law Ella Rue Alford Price in this compilation.

            Her husband, John Vernon Alford (1921–1978), was born 5 Feb 1921 in NC, the son of Ben Moore Alford and Martha Ella Tharrington.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Vernon 1921 NC1, Ben Moore 1891 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD BARHAM

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 8 June 2008

 

WAKE FOREST—Mary Elizabeth Alford Barham, formerly of Vernon Avenue, Wake Forest, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Rex Hospital.

            She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Candis and Luther Alford, Jr. and was a member of South Main Baptist Chapel. Mrs. Barham spent most of her life caring for children in her home and was married to Bernie Barham, Jr. who preceded her in death.

            Funeral service will be held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, June 9, 2008 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Vassar and the Rev. Robert Faile officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Barham is survived by her son, Danny K. Barham and wife, Diane of Wake Forest; grandsons, Stephen Barham hand wife, Karen of Clayton and Jonathan Barham of Wake Forest; sisters, Margie Keith and Evelyn Horton both of Wake Forest; brother, Luther Alford, Jr. of Wake Forest.

            In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Ann Barham.

            Friends may visit with the family from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest, NC 27587 (919) 556-5811.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Barham (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 June 1925, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Marjorie “Margie” Alford Keith in this compilation.

 

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MARY FANNIE ALFORD ORMSBY ACKERMAN

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 6 February 2006

 

            Mary Fannie Alford Ormsby Ackerman, age 80 of Laurinburg died on Sunday, February 05, 2006 at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital in Rockingham. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel officiated by Dr. Stan Smith. Burial will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Ackerman was born Apri1 24, 1925 daughter of the late Noah Frank and Ida Gaddy Alford, Sr. She graduated from Laurinburg High School in 1943. Mary was a loving and devoted homemaker and retired from J.P. Stevens, Inc. on May 1, 1985. After retiring, she worked part time for the Scotland County Literacy Council and worked as a volunteer for Hospice of Scotland County. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Leon Ormsby, Jr. She is survived by her husband, Keith B. Ackerman of the home; her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Kee of Athens, Georgia; her son, Robert “Bob” Leon Ormsby III of Laurinburg and five grandchildren

            The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, prior to the service at Richard Boles Funeral Service.

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County or Scotland County Literacy Council.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Ackerman (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Wilson DeBerry Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Mary Fannie 1925 NC1, Noah Franklin 1888 NC2, Noah Wellington 1859 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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MARY GLADYS “GEORGE” HUGHES ALFORD

 

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Willard and Gladys Alford, about 1953

Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Posted 10/10/2012 by Jerry Hughes, nephew of Gladys

 

COURIER-TRIBUNE

Asheboro, Randolph Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 August 2010

 

THOMASVILLE—Mrs. Gladys “George” Hughes Alford, age 83, of 200 Koontz Ave, died Monday August 9, 2010 in Lexington Health Care Center.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday August 12, 2010, at 11 a.m. in J.C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. John Wheeles and Rev. Terry Boles officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m.

 

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J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home

Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—_____ August 2010

 

            Mrs. Gladys “George” Hughes Alford, age 83, of 200 Koontz Ave, died Monday Aug 9, 2010 in Lexington Health Care Center.

            She was born May 17, 1927 in Davidson Co. daughter of John Brown Hughes and Ollie Miller Hughes. She was a homemaker and was a member of Hillside Park Baptist Church. She was married Jan 8, 1953 to Mr. Willard Clayton Alford who preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Alford was also preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Alford Ballard. Surviving are, one daughter, Karen Gladston of the home; one granddaughter, Donita Gladston Hulin and husband Eric of Lexington, NC.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Aug 12, 2010 at 11:00 AM in J. C. Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville with Rev. John Wheeles and Rev. Terry Boles officiating. The interment will be in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Memorials may be directed to High Point – Thomasville Chapter of the American Red Cross, 815 Phillips Ave. High Point, NC 27262 or to the Activities Dept, Lexington Health Care, 17 Cornelia Dr. Lexington, NC 27292 On line condolences may be sent to the Alford family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Willard Clayton Alford, in this compilation.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Millard Clemmond Alford and Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford; and sister Aline Alford Biles in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Willard Clayton 1926 NC1, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC2, James Milton 1853 NC3, Thomas B. 1834 NC4, Green Berry 1787 NC5.

 

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MARY JANE ALFORD CARTER

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—21 March 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

STONEVILLE [Rockingham Co.]—Mary Jane “Janie” Alford Carter, 88, formerly of W. Bryan St. in Stoneville died Monday, March 20, 1995, at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Stoneville cemetery.

            Born in Conway, S.C., she was a member of First Baptist Church of Stoneville and a homemaker.

            Survivors include a daughter, Betty Carter Prillaman of Stoneville and son-in-law, Robert H. “Bobby” Prilliman; five nephews and one niece.

            Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. tonight at Fair Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY JANE GAINEY ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 15 September 1996

 

HARRELLS—Mrs. Mary Jane Gainey Alford, 83, of 1455 Tomahawk Highway died Wednesday [September 11] in Sampson County Memorial Hospital in Clinton.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Keathern Chapel Baptist Church by the Revs. Willie C. Alford and Harvey C. Robinson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five daughters, Rose M. Fennel, Shirley Fennell, Jessie R. Sellers, and Evita M. Turner, all of Harrells, and George [article appears to be cut off here].

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary G. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 May 1914, last residence Harrells, Sampson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Shirley L. Alford Fennell in this compilation.

 

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MARY JANICE ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 24 April 2006

 

            Mary Janice Alford Williams, age 83 of Laurinburg died Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Scotia Village.

            The Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Rowland Presbyterian Church with burial in Rowland Cemetery.

            Ms. Williams was born January 3, 1923 in Robeson County, daughter of the late Catherine K. and Sam Alford. She was a longtime faithful member of the Rowland Presbyterian Church.

            Ms. Williams was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Ray Williams and a son, Sammy Ray Williams.

            She is survived by her son, Stuart Williams and wife Nicole Lynn of Rowland; daughters, Celeste W. McRae and husband John of Laurinburg and Sally W. Holland and husband Nick of Moorehead City; and a brother, Hopkin Alford and wife Martha of Wilmington; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24 prior to service at Rowland Presbyterian Church.

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of Scotland County, PO Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353 and the Rowland Presbyterian Church, Rowland, NC.

            Richard Boles Funeral Service of Laurinburg, NC is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janice A. Williams (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Hopkin Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Gabriel S. Alford, b. 1821 NC.

            Her lineage: Mary Janice 1923 NC1, Samuel Peter 1881 NC2, Gabriel 1821 NC3.

 

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MARY LEE ALFORD HUNTER

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 15 July 1978

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford Hunter, 63, an associate professor of education at UNC-G, died Thursday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh following an illness of several months.

            A private graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Pilot Mountain Cemetery in Pilot Mountain with Rev. James H. Allen officiating. The family will be at the holiday Inn – Pilot Mountain through today.

            A native of Franklin County, Mrs. Hunter received her bachelor’s degree in English from Woman’s College, now UNC-G, and her master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

            She came to UNC-G from Pilot Mountain, where she taught English from 1936-43. She was a member of the Beta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma society, a business and professional women’s club; and the Pedagogue Garden Club.

            Survivors are husband, Oscar A. Hunter; sister, Mrs. Warren Moore of Zebulon; brothers, Harold Fred and J. Raleigh Alford of Zebulon.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Alford Scholarship Fund, UNC-G Development Office.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Hunter (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Dec 1914 and died _____ July 1978, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #.

            Her lineage: Mary Lee 1914 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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MARY LEE SKINNER ALFORD

Aunt of Stephen Vance Alford, AAFA #0346

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—15 May 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

GREENVILLE—Mary Lee Skinner Alford, age 76, of 101 A. Breezewood Drive, Greenville, NC died Friday, May 14, 1999 at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, William Lane Alford.

            Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 1999 at Westview Cemetery in Kinston.... Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

            Survivors: daughter, Linda Alford Jewell of Raleigh, NC; granddaughter, Melody Elizabeth Jewell of Raleigh, NC; sister, Dorothy Skinner Dupree of Kinston, NC; brothers, John Sauls Skinner and Carl Clifton Skinner, Jr., both of Dover, NC; several nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday night at Edwards Funeral Home in Kinston, NC....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Sept 1922, last residence Greenville, Pitt Co., NC.

            William Lane Alford and Mary Lee Skinner were married June 22, 1941. He was the son of Charles S. Alford and Cladie Lou Johnson.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bython B. Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Lane 1920 NC1, Charles Stephen 1882 NC2, Charles Stephen 1853 NC3, Bython B. 1817 NC4.

 

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MARY LINDA ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—23 March 2010

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Mary Linda Alford, 67, of Lexington, NC passed away on March 19, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. She was born on December 18, 1942, in Bennettsville, SC to Mrs. Annie Toms Williams.

            Mary was employed with Supreme Foam Company for more than 20 years. She was married to James Edward Alford.

            Her husband and mother both preceded her in death.

            She leaves to cherish her memories; seven children, James A. Alford, James Eddie Alford and Jerry L. Toms all of High Point, NC, Eric L. Alford of White Plains, NE, Belinda Alford of Lexington, NC, Margaret Alford of High Point, NC and Mary Ann Alford of Thomasville, NC; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Mark of St. Augustine, FL; one sister, Angela Parker of Brooklyn, NY; a special friend, Curtis Johnson; a host of uncles, aunts, one niece, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday at New Dimension Community Christian Center, 105 N. Hoskins St., High Point, NC. Bishop Tavaris L. Johnson Sr., Officiating Pastor. Family visitation is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 1011 Meredith Ave. at the granddaughter’s home.

            Professional arrangements entrusted to People’s Funeral Service, Inc.

 

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People’s Funeral Service

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—_____ March 2010

 

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Born: December 18, 1942

Place of Birth: Bennettsville, SC

Death: March 19, 2010

Place of Death: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

 

Survived By:

James A. Alford, Son

James E. Alford, Son

Jerry L. Toms, Son

Eric L. Alford, Son

BeLinda Alford, Daughter

Margaret Alford, Daughter

Mary Ann Alford, Daughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY LINDA ALFORD CHURCH

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—22 February 2010

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Mary L. Alford Church, 54, of Rolling Green Drive, died February 21, 2010 at the Hospice Home of High Point.

            Arrangements are being handled by People’s Funeral Service Inc.

 

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DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—27 February 2010

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford Church, 54, of High Point, NC died February 21, 2010. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at New Holly United Church, Hwy. 57 in Little Rock, SC. Professional arrangements entrusted to People\’d5s Funeral Service, Inc. of High Point, NC.

 

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People’s Funeral Service

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—_____ February 2010

                                  

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Born: June 4, 1955

Place of Birth: Dillon, SC

Death: February 21, 2010

Place of Death: Hospice Home at High Point

Organizations: Church Member; Living Water Baptist Church

 

Survived By:

Christopher Church, Spouse

Marcus (Renee) Alford, Son

Latoya Brannon, Daughter

Robert (Diane) Milner, Brother

Charles McRae, Brother

James Curtis Alford, Brother

Tony Williams, Brother

Annie Lee Castle, Sister

Marquris, Grandchild

Desiree, Grandchild

Kaylen, Grandchild

 

Preceded in Death By:

Leery McRae, Father

Sara Maragret Richardson, Mother

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary L. Church (SS# issued in SC), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

 

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MARY LOUISE SEXTON WALKER ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 11 October 1949

 

            Mr. and Mrs. J.F. [John Foster] Walker and daughter, Miss Martha Walker, of 203 Leftwich Street, left today to attend the funeral of Walker’s mother, Mrs. J.L. Alford of Rocky Mount, who died yesterday, after an illness of three weeks. Burial will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Hickory Baptist Church.

 

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Photo from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her granddaughter Glenda Alford Cooke in this compilation.

            Mary was the second wife of Jacob Lewis Alford. Her first husband, and the father of John Foster Walker in the obituary, was John Frederick Walker. He died in 1900, and she married Jacob Alford in 1901.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jacob Lewis 1862 NC1, Gabriel S. 1821 NC2.

 

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MARY LUE BAKER ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 8 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

LAURINBURG [Scotland Co.]—Mrs. Mary Lue Baker Alford, 93, of 8900 Hasty Road, died Monday in Scotland Memorial Hospital. The funeral was held on Sunday at Faith Lighthouse Church with burial following in St. Matthew Cemetery in Hamer, South Carolina.

            Three daughters, Martha Currie and Annie Ruth McIntyre, both of Maxton, and Lillie Jane Law of New Haven, Connecticut, and a brother, William D. Baker of Laurinburg, survive Mrs. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Jan 1909.

 

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MARY MAGDALENE BAKER ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—22 November 2012

 

Mary Magdalene Alford

 

WAKE FOREST—Magdalene B. Alford, 80, died Tuesday evening November 20, 2012 at her residence. She was born on Sunday September 11, 1932 in Wake Forest and lived her life in Wake Forest. She was married 53 years to William Edwin Alford who preceded her in death and also a son, William Edwin Alford, Jr.

            Magdalene was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family and she loved people. She had a passion for cooking and entertaining family and friends. There’s magic in a mother’s touch, love in everything she does.

            Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, November 24, 2012 at Glen Royal Baptist Church where she is a member and has served in many areas of church responsibility with Rev. Robert Faile officiating. Burial will follow in the Wake Forest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Lynn Alford and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Alford, Ben Alford and Mary Alford of Raleigh.

            The family wishes to thank Dr. Paula Lee of Duke Medical Center and to Glenda Grant with Hospice of Wake County for all their care they have given Mrs. Alford during her illness.

            Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Glen Royal Baptist Church, 731 Elizabeth Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587. Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the service in the church fellowship room.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811) www.brightfunerals.com.

 

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

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

                                                                                

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MARY MAXINE FRY ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—25 February 2012

 

BOONE—Mary Maxine Fry Alford, 91, died February 23, 2012. Service Monday 1pm, Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home entrusted.

 

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home

Boone, NC—_____ February 2012

 

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            Mary Maxine Fry Alford, 91, born May 30, 1920, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012, in her home, 156 Donnies Drive, Boone, North Carolina, surrounded by her family.

            Mary grew up in Morrill, Kansas and is the daughter of the late Clayton George and Mary Malinda Fry. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Hugh Inman Alford, Jr., sisters Lois Katherine Meyers, Dorothy Jean Fry Ronan, and Anne Fry Brent and brother Clayton George Fry.

            She is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren: Douglas (Regina) Clayton Alford, Katherine Ann Alford, and Pamela Maxine Alford Campbell, all of Boone and Patsy (Ken) Jean Alford Reeves of Wilson, North Carolina. Grandchildren: Heather Michelle Campbell, Katherine (Britt) Marie Campbell Bendell, Melissa (B.J.) Jeanette Reeves Ongaro, Melinda (Jarvis, Jr.) Laurel Reeves Peaden, Robert Inman Campbell, Melanie Ann Reeves, and Emily Regina Alford. Great-grandchildren: Chasity Madison Ongaro, Jace Britton Bendell, Jarvis William Peaden, III (Jay), Bradley Joseph Ongaro, and Bayden Elizabeth Bendell.

            The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 25 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home, 194 Queen Street, Boone. A graveside service celebrating Mary’s life will be held on Monday, February 27at 1:00 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

            Mary was the matriarch of her household who dedicated her life to raising her family. In addition, she worked as a nurse for a number of years and received her RN degree from St. Francis Nursing School (now Newman University) in Wichita, Kansas in the mid-1940s.After completing school, she began her career as an RN nurse at Memorial Herman Hospital in Kerrville, Texas as a floor nurse. Notably, one of her professor’s at Herman was Dr. Michael E. DeBakey who is known for creating the first heart transplant valve. In the late 1940s, she served at a VA Hospital near Kerrville, Texas. While there, she met and married her husband, Hugh Inman Alford, Jr., a World War II veteran who later became an entomologist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. After raising her children, she returned to the workforce as a Registered Nurse at The Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh and then as a night duty nurse at Mayview Convalescent Center in Raleigh. During the last decade of her life, she enjoyed living in her mountain house that her son built for her, spending time and giving advice to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, keeping up with national politics by watching C-SPAN and PBS, going on picnics on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and traveling to see her family.

            In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Watauga Medical Center, The Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center, Deerfield Road, P.O. Box 2600, Boone, NC 28607.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family at the website austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com. Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Alford family.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynne Rogers

Photo posted 18 June 2012

 

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

 

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MARY O. PARNELL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 19 January 1996

 

ROWLAND—Mrs. Mary O. Parnell Alford, of Rowland died Tuesday [January 16] in McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in New Hope United Methodist Church by the Rev. David O. Malloy. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Sandy Alford of the home; five daughters, Dorothy Fraiser, Virginia Jefferies, Clara Alford and Michelle Alford, all of Inglewood, N.J., and Sandy S. Hayes of Rowland; three sisters, Elizabeth Bonner, Retha Barnette and Queen E. McKinnon; a brother, Thomas Parnell; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Jackson Chapel in Rowland, directed by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From NC Deaths: Mary Parnell Alford, married black, resident of Robeson Co., NC, was born 24 Sept 1927 and died 16 Jan 1996 in SC.

 

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MARY PICKETT ALFORD

Aunt of Robert Glenn Lewis, AAFA #0789, and William Earl Lewis, AAFA #1179

 

Brooks Funeral Home & Crematory

Morehead City, NC—_____ December 2012

 

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            Mary Pickett Alford, 90, of Morehead City, died Thursday, December 6, 2012, at Harborview Health Care Center.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Frese officiating.

            Mrs. Alford was born on July 22, 1922 in Chester, PA to Mac Rankin Pickett and Annie Mae Evans Pickett. She was a very outgoing and active person who enjoyed people and loved being part of the community. Mrs. Alford was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church since 1959 where she taught Sunday school and was a devoted member of the choir. She was co-owner of Alford’s Gift Shop and Office Supplies, had her own radio program “Capsule Comments” on WMBL Radio Station, wrote “Memories” for Carteret County News-Times, was a sales representative for Ben Alford and Associates, sold cars at Bogue Auto Sales, and was a secretary at Harborview Health Care Center. Mrs. Alford was a member of a bridge club with the same members for over 50 years.

            She is survived by her daughters, Sharon S. Wells and husband, Dr. James M. Wells, of Newport, Jane S. Hunter of Beaufort; sons, Quincy Stimpson and wife, Rebecca, of Morehead City, Benjamin Randall “Randy” Alford, Jr. of Atlantic Beach; son-in-law, Michael Moran of Morehead City; grandchildren, Lisa Bourbeau and husband, Justin, Justin Rose and wife, Kendra, Dr. Mary Day and husband, Travis, Parker Moran and wife Candace, Catherine Olander and husband, Adam, McSherry Wells, Samantha Stimpson, Courtney Stimpson, Julia Foster and husband, Travis; great-grandchildren, Dylan Day, Anderson Day, Molly Mac Olander, Hunter Rose, Taylor Rose, Aiden Jones, Lawson Bourbeau, James Ramirez, and Kyley Stimpson Lupton.

            In addition to her parents, her husband, Benjamin Randall Alford, and daughter, Susan S. Moran, preceded her in death.

            The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crystal Coast Hospice House, P. O. Box 483, Morehead City, NC 28557.

 

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DAILY NEWS

Jacksonville, Onslow Co., NC—8 December 2012

 

MOREHEAD CITY [NC]—Mary Pickett Alford, 90, of Morehead City, died Dec. 6, 2012, at Harborview Health Care Center.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Frese officiating.

            She was co-owner of Alford’s Gift Shop, had a radio program “Capsule Comments” on WMBL radio station, and wrote for Carteret County News-Times. She was also an active member of First United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Randall Alford.

            Survivors include her daughters, Sharon S. Wells of Newport and Jane S. Hunter of Beaufort; sons, Quincy Stimpson of Morehead City and Benjamin Randall “Randy” Alford Jr. of Atlantic Beach; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends following the service. Memorials may be made at Crystal Coast Hospice House, P.O. Box 483, Morehead City, N.C. 28557. Condolences may be left at brooksfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

            Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Randall 1917 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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MARY POWELL ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 6 May 1954

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.], May 6—Mrs. Mary Alford, 82, died yesterday following six months of illness. A native of Nash County, Mrs. Alford was a member of the Andrews Memorial Baptist Church.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. John Hart, with whom she lived; six sons, B.B. and J.A. Alford, both of Burlington, J.T. Alford of Middlesex, M.S. and S.C. Alford of Zebulon, F.C. Alford of Galveston, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Massey of Middlesex and Mrs. Eddie Strickland of Spring Hope; one brother, Tommy Powell of Durham and one half brother, Calvin Brantley of Spring Hope, 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral service was held today at 4 p.m. at the Andrews Memorial Baptist Church in Graham by Rev. Eugene Hancock, pastor of the church. Burial was in Pine Hill Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Shropshire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Mary Alford, daughter of James and Rebecca Powell, died 5 May 1954 in Burlington, Alamance Co., NC. [North Carolina, Deaths, 1931–1994 (FamilySearch.org)]

 

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MARY VIRGINIA YOUNG ALFORD

 

WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL

Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Sunday, 13 March 2011

 

WINSTON-SALEM—Mary Virginia Alford, formerly of 2820 Stockton St., Winston-Salem, NC passed on Monday morning, March 7, 2011 at Silas Creek Manor. She was born to Edward and Nellie Young and she was a life-long resident of Winston-Salem.

            Homegoing services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2011 at St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church at 5000 Noble St., Winston-Salem, NC. Family visitation will be held from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the church. Online condolences can be made at www.russellfuneralservice.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary V. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 June 1935, last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            The Russell Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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MARY YVONNE MCLEOD ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 19 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WAGRAM—Mrs. Mary Yvonne McLeod Alford, 49, of 19000 Ace Drive, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday in Silver Hill Presbyterian Church in Marston. Burial in church cemetery. Morris Funeral Home of Laurinburg....

            Survived by: Husband, David; daughter, Dalisa; stepdaughters, Tracy Thatch and Rochelle Little; stepson, David; mother, Emma McLeod; sisters, Dorothy Fields and Barbara McLeod; brothers, Eddie McLeod and Harold McLeod; and grandfather, Paul Thomas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Y. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Feb 1955.

 

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MATTIE JACQUELINE “JACKIE” ALFORD TUCKER

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Monday, 17 May 2010

 

THOMASVILLE—Mattie Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford Tucker, 81, of East Sunrise Avenue, passed away Saturday afternoon, May 15, 2010, at Wake Forest University Baptist/Palliative Care in Winston-Salem.

            Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Joseph Bare. Burial will follow at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends at the home.

            Jackie was born in Davidson County on Aug. 22, 1928, to Wilby [sic: Wiley] Oscar Alford and Addie Elizabeth Williams Alford. She was a homemaker and a member of Hope Chapel Baptist Church in Archdale.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell Foster Tucker, in 1981.

            Surviving are one son, Terry Tucker, and wife Teresa of Thomasville; two grandsons, Terry Tucker Jr., of Thomasville and Ricky Tucker, serving in the U.S. Army in Kuwait and his wife, Ruby, of El Paso, Texas; two granddaughters, Teresa Godskey and husband Dwight and Vickie Newlin, all of Asheboro; four great-grandchildren, Dylan and Haley Godskey and Hannah and Taylor Tucker; one sister, Parmalee Brooks and husband Junior of Trinity.

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

            Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net.

FAG photo requested 9/30/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jacqueline A. Tucker (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Voyd Homer Alford in this compilation.

 

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MAUDE ELIZABETH ALFORD VARNER

 

J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—_____ December 1999

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Maude Alford Varner, 95, of the Thomasville-Silver Valley area all of her life died Dec. 25, 1999, at the CenterClair Nursing Home in Lexington.

            She was born Oct. 18, 1904, in Randolph County, a daughter of James Milton Alford and Annie Cheek Alford. She was a retired employee with Amazon Cotton Mill, following 45 years of service and was of the Baptist faith.

            On Nov. 10, 1923, she was married to Clifford Henery Varner, who died April 28, 1979. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruby Imogene Varner Martin on Sept. 18, 1962.

            Surviving are: two sons, William Raeford Varner of Thomasville and Billy Leon Varner of Beck’s Church Road, Lexington; one sister, Ruth Alford of Thomasville; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be noon Tuesday at Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Van E. Brinkley. The body will remain at the J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home until the service hour….

FAG photo requested 10/4/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maude A. Varner (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and siblings John Milton Alford, Millard Clemmond Alford, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Maude Elizabeth 1904 NC1, James Milton 1853 NC2, Thomas B. 1834 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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MAVIS ALFORD LAMM

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—26 January 2002

 

            Mavis A. Lamm, 90, Jan. 24. Graveside 2 p.m., today, Bailey Cemetery. Arrangements by Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson.

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mavis A. Lamm (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Sept 1911, last residence Bailey, Nash Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her sister Ethel Alford Daniel in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists Mavis Alford Lamm’s birth place as Nash Co., NC.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave shows her buried next to her husband, Henry Neal Lamm, 1914–1962.

 

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McPHERSON McLEAN ALFORD

 

[We are also publishing his obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 26 September 1912

 

            Mr. McP. McL. Alford, eldest son of the late Capt William Alford, of Selkirk, died suddenly at his home in Maxton [Robeson Co., NC] last Friday night [September 20] shortly after retiring. Mr. Alford and his wife were in Maxton Friday afternoon and upon returning home Mr. Alford ate a hearty supper and appeared to be in excellent spirits. He had a neighbor as his guest for the evening and did not show the slightest sign of illness. Shortly after he retired his wife was attracted by his deep breathing and upon going to his bedside she discovered that he was in extremes. He passed away without regaining consciousness.

            Mr. Alford was born near Selkirk and spent the major part of his life on his father’s farm near the place. About ten years ago he moved to Maxton where he engaged in farming on an extensive scale. He was one of the most prominent and prosperous citizens of Maxton and his untimely death is greatly deplored by his legions of friends and business associates.

            The funeral was held from Maxton Presbyterian church of which Mr. Alford was a member, and the remains were interred in Eastside cemetery at Maxton Saturday afternoon.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Monday, 23 September 1912

 

PROMINENT FARMER OF ROBESON COUNTY DIED SUDDENLY

 

MAXTON, Sept. 22—Died, Friday night at 8:30 o’clock at his home two miles south of Maxton, McP. McL. Alford, a Christian and a gentleman.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford and their daughter, Miss Elizabeth, had spent the afternoon in Maxton with friends, only returning to their home about 7 o’clock. Shortly after supper while sitting in the hall of his home chatting with a guest he complained of feeling sleepy. Excusing himself he went to his room retiring immediately. In a few minutes Mrs. Alford noticing something wrong with his breathing went in and found him unconscious. She immediately called for her guest, Miss McLeod, who is a trained nurse, but before anything could be done death had come.

            Mr. Alford was one of Robeson’s finest sons. A progressive and advanced farmer holding the respect and esteem of those with whom he came in contact. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by an aged mother and several brothers and sisters, all of whom live in South Carolina from which state Mr. Alford originally came.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that McPherson McLean Alford was born 14 October 1858.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Alice Brockington Alford; and daughter Elizabeth Brockington Alford McMaster in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            The obituary says he was buried in “Eastside cemetery,” but no cemetery by that name exists in Robeson Co. Oak Grove Cemetery in Maxton, Robeson Co., NC, lists both McPherson and his wife Margaret. McPherson’s gravestone transcription says “10/14/1856–9/20/1912.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: McPherson McLean 1858 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MELANIE D. ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 6 August 2010

 

            Melanie Alford, 31, of Charlotte died August 4, 2010. Service 1pm Saturday, visitation 12pm, University Memorial Baptist. Viewing 3pm Friday, Rosadale-WL Truesdale Memorial Funeral Parlor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melaine [sic] D. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 July 1979, last residence not listed.

 

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MERLE BUNN ALFORD

Wife of James Barbee Alford, AAFA #0344

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 3 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2005

 

            Merle Bunn Alford, 77, of 623 Clyde Pearce Road, Zebulon, went to be with the Lord, peacefully Saturday morning 1 January 2005 at her home.

            She was born in Franklin County 30 April 1927 daughter of the late Troy and Mamie Pearce Bunn. She was the widow of James Barbee “Hoss” Alford. She was a loving mother.

            The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday at Pilot Baptist Church....

            She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law James B. Alford, Jr., and wife Phyllis, William Gus Alford and wife Kim, all of Pilot; grandchildren Neil Alford and wife Paula, Barbie Carter and husband Dan, Ben Alford and wife Bridgette, Nikki Garrett and husband Jeremy, Leigh Ann Alford and Shannon Alford; great-grandchildren Elizabeth, Caroline, and Daniel Carter, Austin and Seth Alford, Zollie Alford, and Nicholas Garrett; special nephew Ron Bullock and wife Monika of Pilot; special nieces Diane Holding of Winston-Salem, Fran Donavant of Cary; special friend Roxanne Bullock and special caregiver Susie Carlyle.

            She was preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Carmen Powers, Jewell Hussey, Archie Bunn, and Frances Wiggins.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn Cemetery Fund for upkeep, and mailed to Jim and Phyllis Alford, 8453 NC 39 Highway South, Zebulon, NC 27597.

            The family will receive friends 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third Street, Wendell and other times at the home.

 

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

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

 

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MICHAEL ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in The News & Observer, and the following day in The Daily Southerner.]

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Friday, 11 July 2008

 

TARBORO—Michael Alford, 38, son of Jim and Ann Alford, passed over from this life Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Mike never gave up on his fight against brain cancer, but rather moved on.

            He is survived by his parents, Jim and Ann Alford of Tarboro; brother, Jimmy Alford and wife Ellen of Greenville; and niece, Abigail Alford of Greenville. Also left behind is his special dog “Eidee”. His eternal hope and strong faith is left to the thousands of friends.

            A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the St. James United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, N.C. 27710 ATT: Lynn Hoefle or Edgecombe Community College, Mike Alford Scholarship Fund, 2009 W. Wilson Street, Tarboro, N.C. 27886. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting www.carlislefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro.

 

Photo from Pineview Cemetery, South Rocky Mount, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Evans

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michael S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Apr 1970, last residence Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC.

 

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MICHAEL ANTHONY ALFORD, JR.

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Monday, 7August 2006

 

            Michael Anthony Alford, Jr., 24, of 17341 Lauch Blue Rd, Laurel Hill died Thursday, August 3 2006 at Scotland Hospital.

            Funeral service will be held Tuesday, August 8 2006 at St. Mary’s AME Zion Church in Laurel Hill with burial following at Johnson Family Cemetery in Laurel Hill. Rev Theodore Breeden will officiate. Visitation will be held Monday,

            Memorial August 7, 2006 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. at McPhatter Funeral Home.

            Survivors are: his mother, Shirley Alford of Laurel Hill; father Michael Alford, Sr. of Laurel Hill; two daughters, Kiyara Alford and Mykela Alford; three sisters, Angela Alford of Laurel Hill, Lagonda McGruder of Durham, N.C. and Christina Johnson of Portland Oregon; one brother, Kendrick Davis who is currently serving in Iraq and grandmothers, Mardell Davis of Laurel Hill and Mae Willie Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MILDRED INEZ ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 September 2007

 

LEXINGTON [Davidson Co.]—Mildred Inez Alford, 74, of Pinecrest Road, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at High Point Regional Hospital.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Clarksbury United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Mildred H. Alford was born 16 July 1933, last residence Lexington, Davidson Co., NC.

 

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MILDRED MCCORMAC ALFORD BUNDY

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 13 September 1992

 

            Mildred McCormac Alford Bundy of Rowland died Saturday [September 12]. She was a retired employee of Southern National Bank.

 

Photo from Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred M. Bundy (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 July 1912, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Wiley N. 1891 NC1, Wiley Cherry 1852 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MILLARD CLEMMOND ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 December 1985

 

THOMASVILLE—Millard Clemmond Alford, 96, of Brian Center in Asheboro, formerly of Lexington, died Monday night at the center.

            The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Wheeles officiating. Burial will be in Emanuel United Church of Christ cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born March 7, 1889, in Randolph County, to James Milton and Annie Cheek Alford. He was a former employee of Amazon Cotton Mill, retiring in 1953. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of Patriotic Order of Sons of America. He was married to Ollie Sullivan Alford, who died in May 1945.

            Surviving are three sons, Willard Alford of 200 Koontz Avenue, Charlie M. Alford of Lexington, and Harley Elroy Alford of 1122 Fisher Ferry Street; two daughters, Ailene Biles of Asheboro, and Leona Summers of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild, and four sisters, Maude Varner of Lexington, and Nan Armsworthy, Bertha Black and Ruth Alford, all of Thomasville.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home, and at other times at the home of a son, Willard Alford at 200 Koontz Avenue.

 

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Photos from Emanuel Reformed Church Cemetery, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1985) dates of Millard Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford; children Aline Alford Biles and Willard Clayton Alford; parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford; and siblings John Milton Alford, Maude Elizabeth Alford Varner, and Wiley Oscar Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Millard Clemmond 1889 NC1, James Milton 1853 NC2, Thomas B. 1834 NC3, Green Berry 1787 NC4.

 

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MISSIE ALFORD MCKINNON

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 7 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

HIGH POINT [Guilford Co.]—Mrs. Missie Alford McKinnon, 75, of 619 Granby Ave., Apt. A, formerly of Lumberton, died Thursday [Nov 4] in her home. The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. today in Central Funeral Home in Lumberton.... Burial will be in Elizabeth Heights Cemetery in Lumberton.

            Mrs. McKinnon is survived by nine sons, John B. of Washington, D.C., Arthur of Elizabeth, N.J., Collden of Southbend, Ind., Lee Roy of High Point, Kenneth of Queens, N.Y., Calvin of Newport News, Va., Daniel of Hoke County, Samuel of Passaic, N.J., and Rodney of Hackensack, N.J.; five daughters, Evelyn Townsend and Frances Cook, both of Hackensack, Brenda J. McKinnon and Patricia A. McKinnon, both of Lumberton, and Susan McKinnon; a brother, Tony Alford of Miami; 29 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Missie A. McKinnon (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 March 1924.

            See the obituary of her sister Buna V. Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930 Missie is listed on the census with her parents in Howellsville (District 12), Robeson Co., NC, dwelling #69: Thomas Alford, age 44 b. SC, farmer, age 33 at first marriage; his wife Effie H. 35 NC, age 25 at first marriage; and children, all b. NC: William 15, Bertha 12, Sadie 9, (son) Tanie 7, Missie L. 5, (daughter) Mellie L. 4-3/12, (son) Sammie D. 3-8/12, (daughter) Buna 5/12.

            In 1920 in Robeson Co., Thomas, born about 1886 in South Carolina was enumerated with only Effie in 1920 Robeson Co.

            NC Births lists the birth of Missie Alford on that date in Howellsville, Robeson Co., parents Tom Alford and Effie Regan.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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MOLLIE RAGAN MACGILL HALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—7 April 1992

 

            Mrs. Mollie Ragan Macgill Halford, 84, of 906 Lakeview St. died April 5, 1992, at Wesley Long Community Hospital.

            There will be no funeral.

            A native of Guilford County, she was a homemaker.

            Surviving are daughter, Gene Linder of Greensboro; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mollie M. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 May 1907, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC,

 

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MOSES A. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 26 October 1935

 

            Last rites for Moses A. Alford, 86, who died Wednesday at the Masonic and Eastern Star home where he had been a guest for several months, were conducted in the Methodist church at Youngsville yesterday morning at 10 o’clock. Mr. Alford was the only surviving member of his immediate family.

 

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MOZELL ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 22 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

LUMBERTON [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Mozell Alford, 78, of 1665 Back Swamp Road, Lot 28, died July 21 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in McCloud Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, Frank Alford of Lumberton; nine daughters, Sarah Bush, Betty Manley, Nora Owens and Fannie Smith, all of Boston, Annie B. McCormick and Beulah Brown, both of Maxton, Hattie Mae McCormick and Rose Stanton, both of Lumberton, and Nellie Elks of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Nellie Robinson of Bennettsville, S.C.; 25 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

            The public will be received today from 2 to 6 p.m. at Maultsby-Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MURRAY MCCHEYNE ALFORD, SR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Saturday, 31 October 1992

 

            Murray M. Alford Sr. of Lumberton, died Friday [October 30]. He was co-owner of Alford Hardware Company Inc. since 1948.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Murray M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 June 1909 and died _____ Oct 1992, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co, NC.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Murray McCheyne Alford Sr., white male.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Murray McCheyne 1909 NC1, Jacob Wiley 1875 NC2, Nathan Thompson 1843 NC3, Jacob 1789 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MYRTLE CRAIG HALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 30 September 1994

 

RUTHERFORDTON—Mrs. Myrtle Craig Halford, 86, textile retiree, died Sept. 29, 1994, at Rutherford Hospital. Funeral is 3 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Baptist Church. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 tonight at McMahan’s Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her son, James Halford of Atlanta; brother, Lee Craig.

            Memorials may be made to Green Hill Baptist Church cemetery fund, Route 8, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtle C. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 Oct 1907 and died _____ Sept 1994, last residence Rutherfordton, Rutherford Co., NC.

 

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NAKASHA ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 29 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

CLINTON—Nakasha Alford, infant daughter of Kale Tonge and Joe Alford, of 430B Royal Lane, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Sampson Regional Medical Center.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Thursday in Piney Green Disciples of Christ Church in Newton Grove. Burial in church cemetery.

            Survived by: brothers, Luewan, Dashawn and Joe; sister, Zudelyn; and maternal grandparents, Maria and Rufus Motley.

 

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NATHANIEL ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—18 January 2012

 

            Mr. Nathaniel Alford of Charlotte, was Promoted to Glory on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 12 noon at Statesville Avenue Presbyterian Church, 3435 Nevin Road, Charlotte, Rev. John L. Pharr officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.

            He was preceded in death by parents, Corinzer and Connie Alford. Brothers; Corinzer Alford, Jr., Frederick Alford, and sister Ernestine Camp.

            He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Alford, daughters; Rosalind Robinson (Ronald), Bridgett Alford-Williams (Arnold), Michelle Johnson (Stephen); four grandsons, two granddaughters, sisters; Henrietta McClain, Juanita Preston, Wilma Boyd, Constance Talford, Delores Reid, Carolinda Young (David), Lucille Holtzclaw (Walter), Patricia Williams (Kirk), sister-in-law, Mary Alford, a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.

            Grier Funeral Service is serving the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathaniel Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Apr 1932, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Corinzer Raymond Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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NEILL ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 16 October 1926

 

MAXTON, Oct. 15—Neill Alford died at Baker’s Sanatorium in Lumberton last night, after a lingering illness there following a stroke of paralysis several weeks ago.

            Mr. Alford belonged to one of the most prominent families of Robeson county, and was himself one of the best men of this community, a man with a big heart, large business ability. He had accumulated a large amount of property, was the largest land owner and farmer of this section leaving one of the prettiest country estates in the county.

            He leaves one son Halbert Hill [Alford] 12 years of age, three sisters, Mrs. W.W. Smith, Mrs. J.W. Carter Sr. and Miss Belle Alford, who lived with Mr. Alford until he went to the hospital.

 

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Photo from Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Sandy & Irv McWherter (The Cats Meow)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Annie Hill Alford, in this compilation. Add this when FL Obits are updated: We included the obituary of his brother John McKay Alford, who died two months before him, in Florida Obituaries.

            Neill Alford, born 1868, married Annie Hill, born 1881, on 10 July 1912 in Smiths, Robeson Co., NC. Neill’s parents are Henry C. Alford and Clarkie Alford, and Annie’s are H.G. Hill and Kate Hill [North Carolina Marriages, 1759–1979 (FamilySearch.org)].

            Neill Alford is descended from 2 Alford lines.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His paternal lineage: Neill 1867 NC1, Henry Clay 1831 SC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

            His maternal lineage: Neill 1867 NC1, Clarky Jane McKay 1834 NC2, Catherine 1797 NC3, Sion 1763, NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John

 

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NELLIE RUTH ALFORD KENDALL READ

Sister of Bessie Mae Alford Lewis, AAFA #1104

Aunt of Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #0789

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 13 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

 

CARY [Wake Co.]—Ruth Alford Read, 77, of 1207 Collington Drive, Cary, died Monday, December 10, 2001 at Western Wake Hospital in Cary.

            Ruth was the daughter of (the late) Reverend John William Alford Sr. and Lucy Voliva Alford. Her husband, Charles Francis Read, preceded her in death.

            Ruth is survived by her daughter, Coral Read May, of Fairfax, VA; granddaughters, Laura Ruth Emerson Nier of Ridgely, MD, Michelle Read Emerson of Goldsboro, MD. She is survived by her great-grandchildren, Skylar Renee Nier and Ronald L. Christopher III: her sister, Bessie Alford Lewis of Knightdale; sis Mary Alford of Morehead City.

            Ruth was also preceded in death by her sisters, Eloise Lupton and Gay Sargent and by her brothers, Guy, John Jr. and Ben Alford.

            Before moving to Cary she was a resident of Baltimore, MD and was employed at Johns Hopkins University as a Financial Aid Officer. While at Johns Hopkins Ruth was awarded the prestigious Gilman Trophy. After moving to Cary in 1978 she published two books of her poetry and continued to publish until her death.

            The funeral service will be held at White Plains United Methodist Church in Cary on Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 2 p.m….

            Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Read (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Nov 1924. Her last residence was Cary, but her last benefit was sent to Ellicott City, Howard Co., MD.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Gay Alford Sargent and Bessie Mae Alford Lewis in this compilation.

            From Robert G. Lewis, AAFA #789: Nellie Ruth Alford Read was the youngest daughter of Rev. John William Alford and the last living sibling of my mother. She was at the Saturday night gathering in Raleigh in October [Annual AAFA Meeting 2001] but was not feeling well and left early before we had a family group picture made. She married (1) Charles Austin Kendall in 1946 and (2) Charles Francis Read in 1952.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nellie Ruth 1924 NC1, John William 1881 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.

 

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NORMAN SIDNEY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Sunday, 6 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MIDDLESEX—Norman Sidney Alford, 81, died Dec. 2, 1998. Funeral was held Friday, Dec. 4, 1998 at Lee’s Chapel.... Burial, Middlesex Cemetery.

            Surviving: wife, Elizabeth Alford; daughter, Wanda Barbour of Raleigh; son, Danny Norman Alford of Middlesex; sister, Joyce Horne of Wilson; brother, Royster Alford of Sims; grandchildren, Jessica Barbour of Raleigh, Brandon and Amber Alford, both of Middlesex.

            Visitation was held 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 US 264 West.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norman S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 Oct 1917, last residence Middlesex, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his brother Royster Willard Alford in this compilation.

            Middlesex straddles the counties of Nash and Johnston.

            From U.S. Veterans Gravesties (Ancestry.com): Norman Sidney Alford is buried at Middlexex Memorial Gardens in Middlesex. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. This record lists his birth date as 18 Oct 1917.

            NC Deaths also lists his birth date as 18 Oct 1917 and says he was born and died in Nash Co.

 

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ODA ANDREW “BUCK” HALFORD

 

HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—Wednesday, 5 January 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Oda A. “Buck” Halford, 97, of Hendersonville died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, in the Laurels of Hendersonville.

            He lived in Henderson County for most of his life and was the son of the late Oda A. “Bob” Halford and Leah Ownbey [sic] Halford. He was also preceded in death by a wife, Carrie B. Halford, and a sister, Mabel Morgan. He attended the Little Red School in Bat Cave. He attended Clear Creek Holiness Baptist Church and was of the Baptist faith. He was employed by the Henderson County School Board as a bus driver for Edneyville School and by Community Mills. He retired from the city of Hendersonville.

            He is survived by his wife Thelma Mae Cox Halford; a daughter, Margaret Jones of Hickory; a son, Michael Gary Cox Sr. of Hendersonville; a brother, Roy Halford of Hendersonville; four grandchildren, Wayne and Bruce Jones of Hickory and Gary Cox Jr. and Angie Cox of Hendersonville; two great-grandchildren, Isiah Young and Brian Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

            A funeral will be held at noon Thursday at the ChaPines of Jackson Funeral Service.... Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the chapel, and at other times will be at the home of Betty Ownbey, 740 N. Clear Creek Road.

 

Gravestone Oda Halford 1

 

Gravestone Oda Halford 2

Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daniel Riker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oda A. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 Jan 1906, last residence Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Mabel Halford Morgan and Roy Lee Halford in this compilation.

            NC Births lists the birth of male Oda Andrew Halford on 20 Jan 1906 in Henderson Co., the son of Oda Ray Halford and Leah Owenby.

                       Note from Ronald Halford, who posted memorials for Oda and his first wife at FindAGrave.com:

 

Leah … was raised by the Hudgins family but family history states she was not a blood Hudgins. Her father was supposed to have been Stephen Henderson Owenby. I talked with her before her death and she gave her name as “Lear” Hudgins Halford. The Leer was her way of pronouncing Leah because I asked her to spell her name and she spelled Leah but pronounced it Leer…. Now one thing that is truly wrong in the obit … was that his father was not Oda A “Bob” Halford. His name was Oda Ray “Bob” Halford.… These are my Great Uncles and Aunts….

 

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ronald Halford at FindaGrave.com: Oda Andrew 1906 NC, Oda Ray 1887 NC, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC, John Wesley 1837 NC, Thomas J. 1802 NC, John 1765 NC.

 

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ODELIA ALFORD MURDOCK

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 February 1994

 

BEAR CREEK—Mrs. Odelia Alford Murdock, 93, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 1994, at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Centennial AME Zion Church....

            A native of Dillon County, S.C., she was a member of Centennial Church AME Church and the Missionary Society. She was a member of Bonlee-Bear Creek Home Demonstration Club and the Golden Age Club.

            Surviving are two sons, Frank Ervin Murdock of the home, Carl Eugene Murdock of Philadelphia; 39 grandchildren; 69great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren....

            Knotts and Son Funeral Home, Siler City, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odelia A. Murdock (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Sept 1899, last residence Bear Creek, Chatham Co., NC.

 

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OLA MAE HARRIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 1 August 1997

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Ola Mae Harris Alford, 86, of Burlington, died Wednesday [July 30]. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kinnett Memorial Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at Lowe Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

 

Photo from Pine Hill Cemetery, Burlington, Alamance Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tammy Shropshire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ola M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Jan 1911, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Sandra Kay Alford Gurkin in this compilation.

            Ola was the informant on the death certificate of her husband, James Alvin Alford. She says the parents of James are Sidney Alford and Mary Carlisle. However, AAFA believes his mother’s name was Mary Frances Powell Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Alvin 1912 NC1, Sidney Amos 1891 NC2, Kisar 1814 NC3.

 

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OLLIE REE SULLIVAN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 17 May 1945

 

THOMASVILLE, May 16—Mrs. Ollie Ree Alford, 47, wife of Millard C. Alford, of Thomasville, route 2, died at her home today following an illness of one month.

            She was born in Davidson county, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Lou A. Sink Sullivan.

            In addition to her husband she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. Tommie Biles, Thomasville, route 2, Mrs. Vernon King, Thomasville, Mrs. Leona Alford of the home; three sons, Willard C. Alford of New Brunswick, N.J., Charlie M., and Elroy Alford, both of Thomasville, route 2; two sisters, Mrs. W.M. Parker, Thomasville, and Mrs. W.H. Walker, Burlington; one brother W.H. Sullivan, Thomasville, route 2, two grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be conducted at Emanuel Reformed church Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the family plot in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: From NC Death Certificates: Ollie Ree Alford was born 27 Sept 1897 in Davidson Co., NC, the daughter of Charles M. Sullivan and Lou A. Sink. She died 17 May 1945 in Conrad Hill township, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Millard Clemmond Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Aline Alford Biles and Willard Clayton Alford in this compilation.

 

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OMETIA BROWN ALFORD

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—12 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

GREENSBORO—Mrs. Ometia Brown Alford, 95, formerly of Randolph County, died [Tuesday] Dec. 8, 1998 at Guilford Health Care Center.

            She was a lifetime resident of Trinity, a daughter of Thomas and Cora Maness Brown. She was a member of St. Mary’s United Methodist Church where, prior to failing health, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and the senior choir. In earlier years, she was employed at the White House Restaurant. Her husband Vernal Gasper Alford, died Nov 10, 1977.

            Surviving are three sons, the Rev. Vernal G. Alford, Jr. and his wife, Georgia, Oscar W. “Billy” Alford and his wife, Christine, all of Greensboro, and the Rev. Dr. Howard Lee Alford and his wife, Evelyn of Randellstown, MD; three daughters, Mrs. Cora Alford Miller and her husband William, Mrs. Juanita Alford Bell and her husband the Rev. Edward Bell, all of Durham, and Mrs. Sadie Alford Bennett of Greensboro; 18 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Nelson of High Point and Mrs. Evangeline Pendergrast of Greensboro. She was preceded in death by a daughter Carolyn A. Boone and four grandchildren.

            Funeral will be 2pm Sunday at St. Mary’s United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Carolina Biblical Gardens. Visitation will be 7–8pm Saturday at Haizlip Funeral Home Chapel and other times at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar W. Alford, 401 Woodlake Drive.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ometia Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Jan 1903, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Vernal Gasper Alford Sr.; and children Howard Lee Alford, Vernal Gasper Alford Jr., Juanita Alford Bell, and Carolyn Delois Alford Boone in this compilation.

            In Carolyn’s obituary and in a death notice that appeared in the same newspaper on 9 Dec 1998, her name was spelled Ometa.

 

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OPAL BELL LANIER ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Monday, 18 August 2003

 

THOMASVILLE—Opal Lanier Alford, 82, of Knollwood Drive, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Thomasville Medical Center.

            A graveside service will be held today at 4 p.m. in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery by the Rev. Pat Withers.

            Mrs. Alford was born May 7, 1921, in Davidson County to Jerimah Bunch Lanier and Maudi May Loflin Lanier. She was a homemaker and a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was married on Jan. 24, 1942, to Carmie Alford, who survives of the home.

            Also surviving are two daughters, Carolyn Walker and Susan Ice, both of Thomasville; two sisters, Mildred Clodfelter of Thomasville and Lucille Lindley of High Point; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            The body will remain at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home until the hour of the service. The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Opal L. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Carmie Paul Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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OPAL GLADYS SPAIN ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Friday, 16 February 1968

 

            Mrs. Opal Alford, former Memphian and sister of Miss Madge Spain of 2364 South Strathmore Circle, died yesterday at her home in Clinton, N.C. She was 69.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Obion, Tenn., and lived in Memphis 12 years before moving to Clinton two years ago.

            Services and burial will be Saturday in Clinton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Opal Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 29 June 1898 and died _____ Feb 1968, last residence Clinton, Sampson Co., NC.

            From NC Death Certificates: Opal Gladys Alford was born 29 June 1898 in TN, the daughter of Calib Spain (no mother listed). She died 15 Feb 1968 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland Co., NC. A widow, she was buried in Clinton Cemetery in Clinton [Sampson Co.], NC.

            In 1920, Gibson Co., TN, Opal Spain, age 21, is living in the household of her father, Caleb Anderson Spain, widowed. Also in the household is Caleb’s son-in-law William Monroe Alfred, age 23 b. AR.

            In 1930 William M. Alford and his wife Opal are in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, with children Virgil, Carl, Ralph, and Mary. Opal’s sister Estelle Spain is also living with them. All and their parents were born in TN.

            On Willie M. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is living in Gibson Co., TN. He is a farmer, employed by C.A. Spain. He was born 2 March 1896 in Blytheville [Mississippi Co.], AR.

 

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OPHELIA WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 24 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Mrs. Ophelia Alford, 71, of Fayetteville died Saturday [September 18] in Highsmith-Rainey Memorial Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday in Wiseman Mortuary chapel.... Burial will be in Rockfish Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Willie Alford Sr. of the home; four daughters, Betty Alford and Janet Alford, both of Fayetteville, Gracie Neal of Strawberry Planes, Tenn., and Vale A. Hoffman of Knoxville, Tenn.; three sons, Willie Alford Jr. of Fayetteville, John Alford of Stedman and Charles Alford of Dallas, Ga.; two adopted sons, Jon Charell and Gary Alford, both of Fayetteville; two sisters, Odessa Autry of Columbus, Ohio, and Mary Carvin of Stedman; a brother, Walter Williams of Fayetteville; 25 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren....

 

 

Photos froms Rockfish Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dean Wolfgang

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ophelia W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 May 1928 [gravestone says 8 May 1928], last residence Stedman, Cumberland Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Willie “Butch” Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            NC Births lists the birth of Ophelia Williams on 9 May 1928 in Cedar Creek, Cumberland Co., the daughter of Marshall Williams.

            In 1930 this family is listed on the census in Cedar Creek (District 9), Cumberland Co., NC, dwelling #198: Marshal Williams, age 42 cotton and cane farmer, age 20 at first marriage; his wife Vallie 33; and children: Odessa 13, Allen 8, Joseph N. 6, Mary L. 4, and Ophelia 1. All were b. in NC.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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ORANGE R. ALFORD

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Friday, 20 July 2007

 

            Orange Alford, 84, of Prestwick Village, 1000 Johns Road, Laurinburg, died July 17, 2007, at Scotland Memorial Hospital.

            He was born June 26, 1923.

            The funeral will be held July 21 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Church, with the Rev. Robert A. Fairley officiating. The burial will be at Piney Grove Cemetery, Maxton.

            Survivors include: his wife, Eva Alford; children, Emma L. Morgan, Henry A. Alford, Mary H. Alford, Melvin Alford, Howard B. Alford, Tyrone Alford, Ella V. Alford, Juanita S. Malloy, John L. Alford, Vernell Galbreath and Belina F. Alford; one aunt; one uncle; 25 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends today from 3 to 8 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home Chapel.

            Funeral arrangements are by Purcell Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Orange R. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

 

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OSCAR CAMPBELL ALFORD, JR.

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—5 September 2009

 

HIGH POINT—Oscar Campbell Alford Jr. March 30, 1950 – September 2, 2009 Born in Laurinburg, North Carolina son of Oscar Campbell Alford Senior and Carrie Lee Alford passed away peacefully at NC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill. Oscar was raised in Maxton, North Carolina and graduated from R.B. Dean High School in Maxton, North Carolina. He studied drafting at Fayetteville Technical College and later moved to High Point where he resided for 40 years. Oscar worked at Highland Yarn Mills and later started his own company, High Point Yard Maintenance, which provided services for Piedmont residents for 20 years. He was a member of Christ Cathedral Christian Fellowship Center where he was the Sunday School Superintendent and Deacon of the Church.

            Oscar was one of five children; sisters: Minnie Shanks of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Carolyn McCollum of Parkton, North Carolina and brothers: William Ray (Maxine) Alford of High Point, North Carolina and Elisha (Betty) Alford of St. Pauls, North Carolina.

            On July 14th 1972 Oscar married his high school sweetheart Elaine Leggett Alford who shared 37 loving years of marriage. Oscar will forever be remembered by his beloved children Oscar Campbell Alford III of High Point, North Carolina, Byron Alford of Boston, Massachusetts, and Deborah Alford of High Point, North Carolina and treasured grandchildren Jasmine Alford, Tyeria Bolden, Tyrann Alford, and Taylor Alford, cousins, caring in-laws, along with countless other family members and friends whom were blessed to know him.

            Oscar loved being with his family, cooking, having fun with friends and attending church. He touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

            Funeral services will be held at Assemblies of Christ Church Ministries, 301 East Lexington Ave. at 12:30pm Monday, September 7, 2009 with Rev. Tynie Clemons officiating. Burial will follow at Pentecostal Church of Deliverance, Rowland N.C. The family will receive friends from 12:00pm - 12:30pm at the church and other times at 701 O’Neil Street. Online condolences may be sent to the Alford Family at www.peoplesfuneralservice.net.

            Funeral arrangements are entrusted to People’s Funeral Service Inc.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Oscar C. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his father, Oscar Campbell Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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OSCAR CAMPBELL ALFORD, SR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 5 November 1993

 

ROWLAND—Oscar Alford Sr. died Thursday [November 4] in Cape Fear Regional Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in Pentecostal Church of Deliverance by Bishop Johnnie Dunston, directed by Jackson Funeral Home. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by two daughters, the Rev. Minnie Shanks of Fayetteville and Caroline McCollum of Parkton; three sons, William Alford and Oscar Alford Jr., both of High Point, and Elisha Alford of Germany; two sisters, Gracie Deberry of Rowland and Mary Shepherd of Porstmouth, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7:30 to 8:30 at the church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oscar Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Feb 1920, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his son Oscar Campbell Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From NC Deaths: Oscar Alford, black widowed, was born 15 Feb 1920 and died 3 Nov 1993.

 

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PARKER HEYWARD ALFORD, JR.

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—12 November 2009

 

HIGH POINT—SSgt (ret) Parker Heyward Alford, 79, went home to be with the Lord November 10, 2009.

            Mr. Alford was born November 20, 1929 in Conway, SC to Parker and Lila Maude Alford. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1945 before the close of World War II. Mr. Alford was part of the Army Air Corps that became the separate military branch, the United States Air Force in 1947. He retired after 21 years of honorable service to his country.

            He was an active and devoted member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church for 37 years. His love for the Lord was evident to all around him. He is remembered for his Christian example by all who knew and loved him.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 54 years, Frances; his five children and their spouses, Carolyn Marie (Alford) and Dennis McPheron, Allen Heyward and Gina Alford, Glenn Samuel Alford, Loretta Gail Alford, and Bryce Neal Alford; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; his 3 sisters Lenora A. Hendrick, Virginia Alford, and Shirley A. Brower; and his 2 brothers Oren L. Alford and James Whiteford Alford.

            Mr. Alford’s family will receive friends on Sunday, November 15, from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point. His funeral service will be held 2:00 pm Monday, November 16, at the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service with Pastor Richard Callahan officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Carolina Biblical Gardens….

            Funeral arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.

 

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Photo from Carolina Biblical Gardens, High Point, Guilford Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Parker H. Alford (SS# issued in DC), last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his father, Parker Heyward Alford Sr., in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Parker Heyward 1920 SC1, Parker Heyward 1903 SC2, Joseph Whitford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD MCDOWELL

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Tuesday, 6 March 2007

 

MARSTON—Patricia Ann McDowell, 48, of 27942 Terry Drive, Marston, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at Duke Medical Center, Durham.

            The funeral will be held March 7, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Wilson Chapel Holy Bible Church of God in Laurinburg. The burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Laurinburg.

            Visitation will be held at McPhatter Funeral Home, tonight from 7 to 8.

            Survivors are: two sons, Jamaal and Eric Alford of the home; one daughter, Arnitta Lee McDowell of the home; mother, Lucy Lee Tyson of Marston, father, Vice Alford Jr. of Apex; two brothers, Savander Thomas Alford of Marston and Willie B. Alford of Marston; and one sisters, Doris Alford of Marston.

            McPhatter Funeral Home, Laurel Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia McDowell (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 Nov 1958, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

 

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PATTIE HARRIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—1 February 2001

 

WENDELL—Pattie Harris Alford, 72, of 1216 Crestline Road, Lot 13, died Thursday, February 1, 2001 at Wake Medical Center. Mrs. Alford was born December 8, 1928 in Johnston County to the late Thomas Cofield Harris and Flodie Puryear Harris. She worked at Parker-Hannifin as a Machine Operator and Assembler.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Saturday February 3, 2001 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service chapel. Burial Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving: husband, Isaac Clifton Alford; son, Eddie Joseph Brown of Wendell; stepson, Isaac Clifton “Cliff” Alford, Jr. of Lourisburg stepdaughter, Shirley Jean Broberg of Louisburg; sisters, Gena Vernetta H. Willis of Enterprise, Alabama Margaret H. Hearn of Pittsboro, Esther H. Harris of Wendell; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

            Family will receive relatives and friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday February 2, 2001 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service and Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home 1216 Crestline Road, Lot 13, Wendell NC 27591.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pattie H. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wendell, Wake Co., NC.

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

 

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PAUL AUGUSTUS ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Monday, 16 July 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

RALEIGH—Paul Augustus Alford, 82, left in peace as a true servant to his family and community on July 15, 2001. He was born in Franklin County to Martha Blanche Sykes Alford and George Augustus Alford on July 25, 1918, where he spent part of his youth on a farm but later moved to Raleigh, where he attended and graduated from the Governor Morehead School for the Blind. He was the first blind student to enroll at N.C. State University, transferred to UNC-Chapel Hill, and graduated in 1942. He remained a “true blue” Tarheel and was an active member of The Living Legends-UNC. He owned and operated the CCB Snack Bar in Durham for 47 years and retired in 1990. In addition, Paul served on the Durham City Council for more than 16 years, beginning in 1961. He served on several of the sub-committees and was instrumental in getting “directory assistance” telephone service free for blind citizens of North Carolina.

            Governor Terry Sanford appointed Paul to a four-year term on N.C. State Blind Commission, and he helped to develop and served on the Durham Council for the Blind. Governor Jim Martin declared May 25, 1985, as “Paul Alford” day for his unselfish and dedicated service to his community and to the people of North Carolina. Paul served as the governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose in the 1950’s. Paul was active in the Democratic Party for most of his life.

            Despite his physical impairments, he achieved success as a business and community leader and in his words, “There’s always a silver lining in every cloud; you just have to find it.”

            Paul is survived by his two sons, Ronald E. Alford in Raleigh and Larry Paul Alford in Chapel Hill; his granddaughter, Paula Jene Alford in Hillsborough; and his daughter-in-law, Charlene Alford in Raleigh. Paul is also survived by two sisters living in Raleigh, Christine Benton and Geraldine Hall; as well as many lifelong friends.

            A memorial service will be held at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Durham on Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at 2:00 p.m., with lifelong friend and retired minister Earl Richardson leading the service....

 

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THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 July 2001

 

            Most Durham residents probably knew Paul A. Alford, who died Sunday at age 82, as the man who owned and ran the snack shop in the downtown CCB Building from 1943-1990. As we recall, Mr. Alford made a rather tasty ham biscuit.

            But he was also active for many years in Durham politics and civic affairs. His work at his lunch counter put Mr. Alford in constant contact with public officials, and in 1961 he was elected to the City Council, and served until 1977. As a councilman, Mr. Alford worked on downtown preservation, water conservation and an affirmative action plan. Mr. Alford, who attended Morehead School for the Blind, also helped develop the Durham Council for the Blind.

            Friends and colleagues say he was an independent thinker, a consummate grass-roots politician and, above all, a gentleman. The finest tribute came from City Councilman Howard Clement: “Paul was not a flaming liberal by any stretch of the imagination. He was from the old school, but he did it with dignity and friendliness. He was not mean-spirited in any shape, form or fashion. And that is what I appreciated. We disagreed on many issues, but we could do it agreeably.”

            We could use more people like the irrepressible Paul Alford in politics. He will be missed.

 

In another article:

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 20 July 2001

 

            In our age of foamy, fancy, flavored gourmet coffees, the death Sunday of former Durham City Councilman Paul Alford took us back to the simpler era of Paul’s Coffee.

Alford, a favorite of reporters long after his 16-year council stint ended, owned and operated a snack bar in the CCB Building downtown for 47 years. It was just up Parrish Street from the old Herald-Sun Building on Market Street, so a younger Buzz and our colleagues on the late, lamented Durham Sun often took their coffee breaks there.

            (Hey, we were working, too. Many a good lead on a story came from a well-timed visit to Paul’s place.)

            Christmas Eve was special. The paper had an early deadline, allowing for an earlier after-work dash to Alford’s for some of his special holiday concoction: what we called Paul’s Coffee.

            No beans from Sumatra or Africa or half-caff skinny lattes. For all we knew, the coffee itself was instant.

            No, what set Paul’s Coffee apart was a generous shot of brandy. Paul doctored up the Maxwell House or A&P blend with a touch of booze to help take the edge off the cold. Medicinal purposes and all that, you know.

            Paul’s nook also was a year-round refuge for what we today call homeless people. The terms a quarter-century ago weren’t quite as kind. Paul didn’t seem to care. Buzz was never 100 percent certain, but it sure looked like lots of folks with little or no money were getting some decent eats, courtesy of Paul.

            Despite his visual and other handicaps, Paul ran his business and was a council member from 1961 to 1977.

            For Buzz’s money, he never served Durham better than from behind the counter of his tiny snack bar, flashing his impish grin, disbursing political wisdom and kindness—and, of course, passing out steaming Styrofoam cups of Paul’s Coffee.

            Here’s to you, Paul.

 

In another article:

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Friday, 27 July 2001

 

Paul Alford’s spirit

 

            I grew up in Old North Durham in the1950s and 1960s in the house next door to Paul Alford. It was a good family neighborhood of small houses with mostly boys my own age to play with.

            Paul’s oldest son Ron was like a brother to me and always will be. Paul was like a father to all of the neighborhood kids, and everyone liked being around him. For some reason I always remember calling him by his first name. I think he wanted that. And he always greeted me with “Hey, Brother.”

            Durham seemed to be a kinder, gentler place when I was a kid. I know Paul played a key role in shaping Durham during those years. He guided with his heart for the good of all, no matter if he was on his front steps in the neighborhood or at his sandwich shop or wherever. Durham sure could use some of Paul Alford’s spirit, good will and guidance these days.

            I have no need to say more about Paul’s passing except that I feel fortunate to have known him for most of my life. Many more have hailed his life and he will be long remembered.

            So a loving farewell to a good man, a good friend, and a great father. We’re going to miss you, Brother!

 

—Gary Watkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Paul Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rachel Fish Alford; and his sisters Aline Alford Blowe, Christine Alford Benton, and Geraldine Alford Hall in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Paul Augustus 1918 NC1, George Augustus 1884 NC2, Sidney John 1851 NC3, John I. 1815 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5.

 

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PAUL WILMER ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 23 July 1935

 

DRIVER HELD AFTER THREE DIE IN CRASH

C.C. HARRIS AND WIFE, OF FARMVILLE, KILLED AND ALFORD CHILD FATALLY HURT

 

TARBORO, July 22—Raymond Harris was held under $5,000 bond today following the deaths of three persons injured in an automobile accident Saturday night.

            The dead: C.C. Harris, 28, engineer with the Farmville City Power service; his wife, Mrs. Lena Bundy Harris, 22, and Paul Wilmer Alford, four.

            Mrs. Harris died Sunday morning of internal injuries and her husband last night of a fractured skull.

            Mrs. P.W. Alford was seriously injured and Miss Polly Bundy, 16, sister of Mrs. Harris suffered severe cuts about the face in the accident.

            Raymond Harris, who is from Old Sparta and formerly was with the United States navy, was coming out of a side road when he ran into the car containing the C. C. Harris family and the Alfords, according to an Edgecombe county officer who investigated the wreck late Saturday night.

            The officer said Raymond Harris was drunk and was riding in a light truck.

            Alford is from Farmville, the officer said.

 

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PAULINE ALDRIDGE ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 27 June 1990

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mrs. Pauline Aldridge Alford, 71, of Route 3 died Monday [June 25] at Alamance County Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Baynes Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            She was a native of Caswell County.

            Surviving are sisters, Mrs. Frances Miles, Mrs. Bernice Ray, both of Burlington; stepson, B.L. Alford Jr. of Charlotte.

            The family will be at Rich & Thompson Mortuary 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the residence of Mrs. Frances Miles, Route 3, Baynes Church Road....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Aug 1918.

 

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PAULINE ALFORD PARKER

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—20 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

March 17, 1905—Sept. 20, 1997

 

SMITHFIELD—Funeral service for Pauline Alford Parker will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the chapel of Underwood Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Steve Hall, pastor of Whitley Memorial United Methodist Church.Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park.

            Pauline was the widow of Fred O. Parker who died in 1976.

            Surviving son, Vernon D. Parker of Smithfield; daughter, Peggy Strickland of Smithfield; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild....

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Park, Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tone Pagan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pauline A. Parker (SS# issued in NC), last residence Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC.

            NC Deaths confirms her birth and death dates and says she was born in Johnston Co.

            From NC Deaths: Fred Owen Parker, white married, was born11 May 1904 and died 3 Dec 1976 in Smithfield, Johnson Co., NC.

 

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PAULINE TERRY ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Monday, 18 October 2010

 

 

            Pauline Terry Alford of 604 Curtis Dr., departed this life on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Funeral, Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 1PM, Lea Funeral Home. Interment, Montlawn Memorial Park.

            Survivors; children, Douglas Terry (Constance) of Clayton, Sandra Alford (Johny) of Cary, Joe Kelly Alford and Willie Glenn Alford (Jennifer) both of Raleigh, Esther Moore (Thomas) of Clayton, Paula Alford (Major) and Delois Alford both of Garner, Greg Alford (Bernice) of Wendell, Tammy Alford (Oscar) and Herman Alford both of Clayton; sisters, Fidelia Thorpe of Raleigh, Henrietta Terry of Clayton, Hattie Pearl Powell of Clayton, Jessie Mae Thorpe of Clayton and Randolph Terry of Garner; step brother and step sister, Betty Muldrow and James Eddie Muldrow Jr. both of Raleigh; 32 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Public viewing, Monday, October 18, 2010, 7-8PM, at the funeral home.

            A Lea Funeral Home Service (919)231-1000 www.leafuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 May 1930, last residence Garner, Wake Co., NC.

 

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PEGGY ANN ALFORD SHORT

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 16 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

CARY—Peggy Alford Short, 52, of Cary, died October 15, 1997. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary. The burial will follow in Lexington, KY.

            Peggy is survived by her husband, Steven A. Short; son, David Martin Short of Cary; brothers, Walter Alford of Mathews, VA., and Mike Alford of Raleigh; sisters, Sue Sischo and Kay Tucker, both of Charlotte and Barbara Faircloth of Wake Forest....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Peggy A. Short (SS# issued in VA) was born 30 Aug 1945, last residence not listed.

            NC Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Peggy Ann Short, white married. She was born in Franklin Co., NC, and live in Cary, Wake Co., NC, when she died.

 

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PEGGY SUE ALFORD KNIGHT BRAXTON

 

Strickland Funeral Home

Wendell, Wake Co., NC—_____ March 2012

 

February 25, 1948 – March 24, 2012

 

MIDDLESEX [Johnston Co.]—Peggy Sue Alford Braxton, 64, died Saturday at home with her family, just as she wished.

            She was born in Cumberland County to the late Benjamin Carlton & Katie L. Parnell Alford. She was a sweet, sweet mom and had a warm loving smile.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, David Braxton.

            Funeral service 3 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel with entombment to follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

            She is survived by her sons, William Knight (Kim) of Wendell, Wayne Knight (Andrea) of Zebulon, & Gary Knight (Mary Chapman) of Rocky Mount, step son, Jimmy Braxton (Angie) of Fuquay, 21 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren

            In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Friends of Hospice c/o Nash General Hospital 2460 Curtis Ellis Dr., Rocky Mount, NC, 27804. Visitation will be 7-8:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591 and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peggy S. Braxton (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence not listed.

            Benjamin Carlton Alford was born 26 Feb 1912 to Walton John Alford and Alice Ethel Lassiter. He married (1) Martha Elizabeth Langdon on 23 Nov 1932. She died in 25 Jan 1945. He married (2) Katie Lee Parnell on 2Sept 1945. Benjamin died 6 Oct 1967. For more information about this family, see “North Carolina Bible Records,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2012.

 

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POPE CORBIN HALLFORD

AAFA #0376

 

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Detroit, Wayne Co., MI—Monday, 6 June 2005

 

            Funeral Services for Pope “Corbin” Hallford of Hendersonville [Henderson Co.], North Carolina and formerly of Ferndale, Michigan, who died Saturday, June 4, 2005 will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hendersonville. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors.

 

Photo from Shepherd Memorial Park, Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William McVay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pope C. Hallford (SS# issued in GA) was born 23 Feb 1918, last residence Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his sister Ida Hallford Davis in Alabama Obituaries.

            His HALLFORD lineage: Pope Corbin 1918 GA1, Pope Stephen 1892 GA2, John Howard 1855 GA3, Amos S. 1823 NC4, John Malachi [HALFORD] 1791 ?? 5.

 

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PRUDENCE BERTHA ALFORD WILLIAMS GOODWIN EASSY

 

[Prudence died in SC, but we are also including her obituary here because she lived in NC.]

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 18 February 1983

 

            Mrs. Prudence Alford Eassy, of 806 Hatcher Place died Thursday in Conway, S.C.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hanes-Lineberry Vanstory Street Funeral Home [Greensboro, NC].

            Burial will be in Guilford Memorial Park.

            She was a native of Horry County, S.C., a retired operator with Southern Bell and a member of Glenwood United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are brothers, Lewis Alford of Tampa, Fla., Gilbert and Harrison Alford of Conway; sisters, Mamie Owens of Greensboro, Mrs. Lucy Brown of Conway.

            The family will be at the funeral home 7-9 p.m. today, other times at the home of Mrs. Mamie Owens, 2444-E S. Holden Road.

            Memorials may be made to the church.

FAG photo requested 1/20/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Prudence Eassy (SS# issued in SC) was born 31 Oct 1914 and died _____ Feb 1983, last residence Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Gilbert Grey Alford and Morris McGee Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Prudence married (1) William Lawrence Williams. They were divorced in 1946 in Baker Co., FL [Florida Divorce Index, 1927–2001 (Ancestry.com)].

            She married (2) Barney P. Goodwin.

            She married (3) Fred Paul Eassy. His death certificate says he was born 20 Nov 1922 in Greenville, SC, the son of Salem John Eassy and Celana Simony, and died 29 March 1967 in Greensboro, NC. His wife, the informant, was Prudence Alford Eassy. [NC Death Certificates]

            Prudence apparently had no children.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            Her lineage: Prudence Bertha 1914 SC1, Joseph Whitford 1877 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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RACHEL ALFORD HOLLAND

 

[Although she died in NC, we are also including her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because that was her residence.]

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—25 September 1989

 

ROCK HILL [York Co.]—Mrs. Rachel Alford Holland, 61, textile retiree, died Sept. 22, 1989, at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Funeral is 4:30 p.m. today at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

            Survivors are her son, William ‘‘Bill’’ Mayo; daughter, Mrs. Sandra Boulware; brother, Lorenzo Alford; sister, Mrs. Mary Mitchell. Wolfe Funeral Home of Fort Mill is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Mamie Alford Bankhead, Mary Jane Alford Mitchell, and Lorenzo Burt Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            NC Deaths lists Rachel Alford Holland, divorced, born 23 Aug 1928 in NC, died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC, on 22 Sept 1989 but resided in SC, burial out of state.

            North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898–1994 (FamilySearch.org) lists Rachel Alford Holland, parents Levi Simpson Alford and Lillie Olympus Suggs.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Rachel 1928 NC1, Levi Simpson 1879 SC2, Levi Solomon 1841 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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RACHEL BAKER ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

FAIRMONT [Robeson Co.]—Mrs. Rachel B. Alford, 89, of 32 Haywood Ave., died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton.

            Services: Funeral, 3 p.m. Thursday in St. John AME Church. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

            Viewing: 2 to 8 p.m. today at Community Funeral Home in Fairmont.

            Survived by: Daughters, Juanita Love, Jennie Nealy, Sharon Robinson, Betty Phillips, Ann Brown and Amelia Page; sons, Ted Baker, Dennis Baker, Johnny Brown and Kelvin Page; 26 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 Aug 1916.

            NC Births lists the birth of Rachel Baker on 9 Aug 1916 in Robeson Co., the daughter of Harrison Baker and Susan McRae.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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RACHEL BASS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 14 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

WILSON [Wilson Co.]—Rachel Bass Alford, 86, widow of Earl Vincent Alford, died Wednesday 12 July 2000 at her residence.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., in the chapel of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral service…. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Alford was born August 27, 1913, to William Dennis and Ara Williams Bass in Nash County. She had lived in Wilson since 1952 and was a member of First Baptist Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She and her husband were owner and operators of Alford Service Center for 35 years.

            Surviving: son, James B. Alford and grandson, James B. Alford, Jr., both of Atlantic Beach; two sisters, Nell Bass Edwards of Jamestown and Lucille Bass Grad of Wendell; several loving nieces and nephews….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her son James Bass Alford Sr.; and her grandson James Bass Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            James Bass Alford, b. 3 July 1941 in Nash Co., is the only child listed for Earl Vincent Alford and Rachel Bass in the North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com).

            NC Deaths lists the death of Earl Vincent Alford on 4 Feb 1991 in Wilson, Wilson Co., NC, age 77. He was b. 6 March 1913 and was married. SSDI records (SS# issued in NC) confirm these dates.

            Her husband’s lineage: Earl Vincent 1913 NC1, James Vinson/Vincent 1876 NC2.

 

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RACHEL FISH ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 25 March 2010

 

            Rachel Alford, 89, of 3007 Pickett Road, Durham, NC died Tuesday March 23rd 2010 at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC. Born in Harnett County NC, Rachel was the daughter of Mack and Mamie Fish of Angier, NC. Rachel’s brother, Isaac Fish, and her husband Paul Alford preceded her in death.

            Rachel was educated in Harnett County, NC and was a graduate of UNC-Greensboro. She retired as a legal secretary from Newsom, Graham, Strayhorn and Hedrick in Durham, NC. In her retirement years she was an active member of two square dancing groups in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC. She was a longtime member of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Durham. She volunteered as a telephonic counselor for Durham Contact Inc. for many years and served as an elementary school tutor at Hope Valley School in Durham.

            Rachel was a wonderful mother and friend to her two sons, Ronald E. Alford of Raleigh and Larry P. Alford of Philadelphia, PA. The “sparkle in her eye” was her granddaughter, Paula J. Alford, of Durham. She was also loved and cared for by Charlene Alford, Judy Alford and Tom Culbreth.

            Visitation of the family will be held at Clements Funeral Home in Durham on Thursday, March 25th 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A graveside service celebrating Rachel’s life will be conducted by the Reverend Jade “JD” Benson at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Friday, March 26th 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

            Memorial contributions may be made to A Helping Hand, 1502 W NC Highway 54 # 405, Durham, NC 27707.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Oct 1920, last residence Durham, Durham Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Paul Augustus Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RACHEL JUANITA PEARCE ALFORD

Wife of Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., AAFA #0271

Mother of Beverly Jean Alford, AAFA #0345 and Floyd Shelby Alford Jr., AAFA #0722

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—15 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

RALEIGH—Rachel Pearce Alford, 77, of 2300 Beechridge Road, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2000, following six years of declining health.

            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road, Raleigh. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. in the Alford-Upchurch Cemetery, Pilot.

            She was born in Pilot, Franklin County, and was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she served faithfully.

            She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Floyd Shelby Alford; two daughters, Beverly of Burlington and Annette and her husband, Jack Garvey of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Julia Webb Alford of Kannapolis.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Floyd Alford Jr.; parents, Corinna and Clyde Pearce; and sister, LaRue Hudgins.

            She had five grandchildren, Zack, Meredith and Benjamin Alford of Kannapolis and Jack Jr. and Charlotte Garvey of Greensboro; two brothers, James and David Pearce of Pilot; and three sisters, Cherrie Averitt of Raleigh, Louise Griffin of Elizabeth City and Teenie Wilder of Louisburg….

            The family will receive friends following the funeral in the vestibule and other times at the home. Following the graveside service, the family will receive friends in the Pilot Baptist Church annex.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Floyd Alford Memorial Scholarship Fund, School of Journalism, UNC-Chapel Hill, Campus Box 3365, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599 or Emmanuel Baptist Church, Vision 2000 Fund.

            Arrangements are by Family Funeral Care of Zebulon, 1201 North Arendell Ave., (919-269-9377).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Apr 1923, last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Floyd Shelby Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Floyd Shelby Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Rachel’s children Floyd and Beverly attended the 1990 AAFA meeting in Raleigh, NC.

 

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RANDALL WAYNE ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 10 May 1960

 

THOMASVILLE CHILD DIES IN HOSPITAL

 

THOMASVILLE, May 10—Randall Wayne Alford, 5-year-old son of Harley Elroy and Montlieb Elberson Alford, died in Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem Tuesday morning following an illness of 14 months.

            The parents reside at 306 Amazon Rd. here.

            In addition to the parents he is survived by one sister, Kathy Lynn of the home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Montie W. Elberson of Rt. 2, Lexington; the paternal grandfather, Millard Alford of Thomasville.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

 

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Photo from Holly Hill Memorial Park, Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer John Doe – wants this alias left off

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandparents, Millard Clemmond Alford and Ollie Ree Sullivan Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Randall Wayne 1954 NC1, Harley Elroy 1934 NC2, Millard Clemmond 1889 NC3, James Milton 1853 NC4, Thomas B. 1834 NC5, Green Berry 1787 NC6.

 

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RANDY CALVIN HALFORD

 

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Photo from Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by his brother, Ronald Halford

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—Saturday, 30 August 2008

 

BLACK MOUNTAIN [Buncombe Co.]—Randy Calvin Halford, 53, of Black Mountain, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008.

            Mr. Halford was born March 17, 1955, in Buncombe County, where he had lived all of his life. He was retired from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department. Randy loved antique cars and motorcycles.

            He is preceded in death by his father, Junior Calvin Halford.

            Randy is survived by his sons, Bryan Halford (Christal), Eric Halford (Michelle) and Colton Halford, all of Black Mountain; mother, Lillie Dotson Halford, of Black Mountain; sister, Marie Freeman (Charles); brothers, Dean Halford (Jeanette) and Ronnie Halford (Glenda); and six grandchildren.

            A Celebration of Life service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Randy Stone officiating. Burial will be in Mountain View Memorial Park. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, 208 W. State St., Black Mountain, 828-669-2977.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kim Halford Justice – no email

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

Photo posted 2 Oct 2009

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Randy C. Halford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Black Mountain, Buncombe Co., NC.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com lists his parents as Junior Calvin Halford and Lillie Dulcinia Dotson; and his Halford grandparents as Joseph Andrew Halford and Jennie Edith Davis.

 

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REBA DAVIS ALFORD

 

WILSON TIMES

Wilson, Wilson Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 September 2010

 

May 29, 1923 – September 13, 2010

 

            Reba Davis Alford, 87, of Sims died Sept. 13, 2010.

            Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel of Shingleton Funeral Home Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Barbara Tyre officiating. Interment will follow in Bailey City Cemetery.

            She was preceded in death by her husband: Royster W. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter: Debbie Alford Foote of Charleston, SC; one son: Charles Alford of Sims; one sister: Agnes “Goody” Lamm of Sims; one granddaughter: Tami Massey of Zebulon; two great-grandchildren: Taylor and Lane Massey.

            The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. prior to the service at Shingleton Funeral Home.

            Online condolences may be made at www.shingletonfh.com.

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MJD

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Reba D. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Sims, Wilson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Royster Willard Alford, in this compilation.

 

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REBA JANE ALFORD LEWIS

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Saturday, 9 April 1994

 

THOMASVILLE—Mrs. Reba Jane Alford Lewis, 68, of Route 5 died Thursday, April 7, 1994. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Sechrest Chapel in Thomasville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reba A. Lewis (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 Dec 1924, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

 

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RENA BELL LEWIS ALFORD SIMPSON

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 13 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

ST. PAULS—Mrs. Rena Bell Alford Simpson, 66, of 1277 Britt Road died Friday [August 8] in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Shallow Baptist Church in Dublin.... Burial will be in Lewis Cemetery.

            Mrs. Simpson is survived by her husband, Ernest Simpson of the home; three daughters, Faith Taylor of Parkton, Cynthia Alford of Fayetteville and Ernestine Alford of St. Pauls; six sons, Rufus Alford, Weldon Alford, Michael Alford, Cedric Alford, James A. Alford and Ernest Alford, all of Lumberton; a stepson; a foster son; a brother, Franklin Lewis of Philadelphia; two sisters, Essic Lewis and Sonny Lewis, both of St. Pauls; 28 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at L.E. Floyd Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Lewis Cemetery, Bladen Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from The Grahams - dg1104@hotmail.com – email sent 6/23/2012

Taken by The Grahams (inactive)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rena L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Aug 1931, last residence Saint Pauls, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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RICHARD ERWIN ALFORD

 

Richard Erwin Alford

Helen Gray Peedin Alford and Richard Erwin Alford

Photo from their daughter Lillian Barbour—used with permission

 

GOLDSBORO NEWS-ARGUS

Goldsboro, Wayne Co., NC—Friday, 18 March 2011

 

SELMA—Richard Erwin Alford, 68, 8 Hinnant Road, died Thursday at Johnston County SECU Hospice Center.

            Graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Baker’s Chapel Church Cemetery in Smithfield, with the Rev. Samuel Eugene DeWitt officiating.

            Born Nov. 9, 1943, he was the son of the late James Docus and Lillian Crenshaw Alford. He was married to Helen Peedin Alford. He is survived by three daughters.

            Visitation will be tonight from 7 to 9 at Casey Funeral Home chapel.

 

Photo from Bakers Chapel Cemetery, Princeton, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, JR & TD White

Photo posted 9 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 9 November 1943, last residence Selma, Johnston Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his half-sister Essie Alford Bowden in this compilation.

            He was the son of James Docus “Doke” Alford and his first cousin Elizabeth Ann Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: Richard Erwin 1943 NC1, James Docus 1876 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            His maternal lineage: Richard Erwin 1943 NC1, Elizabeth Ann 1886 NC2, John Henry 1850 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, same as paternal.

 

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RICHARD FRANKLIN ALFRED, JR.

 

RECORD & LANDMARK

Statesville, Iredell Co., NC—27 September 2012

 

NICHOLSON—Richard Franklin Alfred, Jr., 91, of Statesville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard F. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 Aug 1921, last residence not listed.

 

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RICHARD LOUIS ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Wednesday, 14 August 1996

 

BURLINGTON [Alamance Co.]—Mr. R. Louis Alford of 2110 Edgewood Ave., Burlington, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1996. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 1996, at Rich and Thompson Chapel, Burlington....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Sept 1913, last residence Burlington, Alamance Co., NC.

 

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RICHARD WADE HALFORD

 

[A similar article was published in the News & Observer on November 2.]

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, NC—_____ November 2011

 

 

            Richard Wade Halford, 22, of Wake Forest, NC died Sunday, October 30, 2011 from injuries received in an auto accident. He was born on March 10, 1989 in Memphis, TN and was a 2007 Graduate of Franklinton High School. Wade completed Officers Candidate School for the US Marines in August and was scheduled to graduate from NC State University in December with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked with Williford Electric for the past 5 years.

            Funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon, November 4, 2011 in the Auditorium of the Old Franklinton High School with the Rev. David Averette and Coach Deran Coe officiating.

            Wade is survived by his parents, Margaret & Scott Halford of Wake Forest; his brother, Taylor Halford of Wake Forest; grandparents, Joe & Vicky Writesman of Buck Snort, TN and Susan & Carl Halford of Melbourne, FL; aunts and uncles, Janet Davis, David & Simone Hodges, Chris Writesman and Steve and Karen Halford; 14 cousins and countless friends and family.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklinton High School Library, 910 Cedar Creek Road, Franklinton, NC 27525.

            Pallbearers were PFC Gar Bailey Ayscue, III, Kyle Russell Stanley, Blake Pace, Jeffrey Thomas Stephenson, Robert Corey Hoffman, PO2 Tyler Scott Cole, Connwell Davis and Freeman Cole Childs.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard W. Halford (SS# issued in TN), last residence not listed.

 

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RICKY BRENT ALFORD

 

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM

Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC—Thursday, 31 May 2007

 

SPRING HOPE—Ricky Brent Alford, 20, passed away, Sunday, May 27, 2007. He was born June 11, 1986 in Nash County.

            Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Sue Sanders, and a brother, Nicholas Ray Sanders.

            He leaves to cherish his memory, his father, Frances R. Alford, maternal grandmother, Vera Sanders of Spring Hope, two brothers, Derrick and Eric Sanders of Morehead City; one sister, Kelly Sanders of Morehead City, two uncles, Ronnie Sanders of Spring Hope and Billy Sanders of Rocky Mount; two aunts, Brenda Sanders of Spring Hope and Trish Marlow of Rocky Mount.

            Visitation will be Friday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Cornerstone Funeral Home.... Burial will follow at Sander’s Family Cemetery in Spring Hope....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RITA JO ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 15 December 2011

 

            Rita Jo Alford, 45, of Supply, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2011. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lighthouse Pentecostal Church, 2400 Southport-Supply Road, Bolivia. Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, Wilmington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rita J. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Apr 1966, last residence not listed.

 

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ROAMIE ALFORD TATE

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 13 April 1984

 

HIGH POINT—Mrs. Roamie Alford Tate, 79, formerly of 504-A Anaheim St., died Tuesday at Medical Park Nursing Center.

            Funeral will be 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a member. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.

            She was a native of High Point and a member of United Methodist Women and the Elm Towers Senior Citizens Club.

            Surviving are sons, James Tate of High Point, Govan Tate Jr. of Greensboro; daughters, Mrs. Ann Reid of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mrs. Mary Leach of Greensboro, Mrs. Norma Clemmons of High Point, Mrs. Notural Leach of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Sara Tyson of High Point; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

            The family will be at Haizlip Funeral Home 7:30–8:30 p.m. Saturday, other times at the home of the sister, 532 Radford St.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roamie Tate (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 March 1905, last residence High Point, Guilford Co., NC.

            NC Deaths identifies Roamie as a widow and black.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—4 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004 and Spring 2006

 

            Graveside service for Robert Alford, 49, of 1111 Lombardy St., who died Nov. 30, 1992, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Piedmont Memorial Park. A native of Darlington, S.C., he was a construction worker.

            Surviving are daughter, Sheila Alford Jones of Greensboro; father, Cary Alford of Darlington, S.C.; stepmother, Daisy Mae Davis of Greensboro; brothers, Johnny Wilson of Darlington, S.C., William Alford of Jersey City, N.J.; sister, Laura A. Peebles of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren.

            The family will be at Hargett Funeral Home 8-8:30 tonight.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. NC Deaths confirms his death in Greensboro and lists his birth on 7 March 1943 in SC. His father is listed, apparently incorrectly, as “Davis,” and Robert is divorced.

            This is an African-American family.

 

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ROBERT ALLEN ALFORD

 

SMITHFIELD HERALD

Smithfield, Johnston Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Robert Allen Alford, 88, died Sunday at Rex Hospital in Raleigh after a brief illness.

            Born Feb. 19, 1911, in Johnston County he was the son of the late Joel Preston and Charity Johnson Alford. Mr. Alford was the widower of Clyda Lassiter Alford, who died June 27, 1987. He farmed in the Pisgah and Archer Lodge communities of Johnston County until 1952, when he went to work for Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh as a charge attendant. Mr. Alford was a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Raleigh for many years, and he was a former member of Pisgah Baptist Church near Smithfield.

            The funeral was at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Pisgah Baptist Church.... Burial followed in the church cemetery.

            Surviving are a son, John Robert Alford of Raleigh; a daughter, Margaret Badders of Sanford; a sister Eula Propst of Smithfield; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Johnston Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Anonymous (no contact info)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert A. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford and Polly Ann Alvera.

            His lineage: Robert Allen 1911 NC1, Joel Preston 1877 NC2, Mordecai 1850 NC3, John F. 1818 NC4.

 

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ROBERT FRANKLIN ALFORD

Brother of Cecil Calbert Alford, AAFA #0716

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—25 September 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998 and Spring 2006

 

            Mr. Robert “Bob” Alford, 69, of 7101 Ramsgate Rd. died Sep. 23, 1993, at Presbyterian Hospital. Funeral is 11 a.m. Monday at Sharon Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McEwen Funeral Home, Charlotte chapel.

            Mr. Alford, a Franklin County native, was retired owner of Alford Advertising Inc. and was a World War II Army veteran.

            Survivors are his wife, Doris; brothers, James Alford of Zebulon, Cecil Alford of Raleigh; sister, Mrs. Bonnie Johnson of Nashville, N.C.

            Memorials may be made to Harris Hospice Unit, Presbyterian Foundation, P.O. Box 3549, Charlotte, N.C. 28233.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert F. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Nov 1923, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Cecil Calbert Alford and James Marshall Alford in this compilation.

            Robert was born in Franklin Co., NC, the son of Jonnie Williford Alford and Susie E. Brantley. He married Doris Kimball 19 August 1942 in Wake County. Jonnie was the son of Burkley/Berkeley Moses Alford and Elizabeth Upchurch, and the grandson of Kisar Alford and Martha Upchurch.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Robert Franklin 1923 NC1, Jonnie Williford 1884 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ROBERT HERMAN “ROBBIE” ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 19 July 2013

 

http://www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net/obituaries/uploads/OI659935191_Robbie%20Alford%20photo%20for%20paper.jpg

February 7, 1957 – July 17, 2013

 

WENDELL—Robert “Robbie” Herman Alford, 56, died Wednesday [July 17].

            A native of Wake Co. he was son to the late Herman Smith & Catherine Hollifield Alford. Robbie served in the U.S. Army and followed in the family business as a truck driver for over 30 years. He loved his family and was a great cook and always Head Griller.

            He is survived by his wife of over 21 years, Millie Hinnant Alford of the home, daughters; Stacy Lynn & Amber Alford, sisters; Diane Alford Adams (Mike) of Wendell, and Linda Alford of Wendell.

            Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Gary Sinise Foundation or Snowball Express Foundation.

            Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Visitation from 1-3pm prior to the service. Burial, Central Baptist Church Cemetery. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Herman Smith Alford and Catherine Hollifield Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Herman 1957 NC1, Herman Smith 1931 NC2, Luke F. 1895 NC3, Charles 1870 NC4, James Hiatt 1826 NC5, Gilbert 1790 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9.

 

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ROBERT WAYNE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 2 July 2000

 

LUMBERTON—Robert Wayne Alford, 54, of 599 Lamb Road died Saturday [July 1].

            The funeral will be conducted at 4 p.m. Monday in Floyd Memorial Chapel by the Rev. Mark Meadows. Burial will be in Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Esther Alford of the home; four brothers, Douglas E. Alford and Ellis Alford, both of Mullins, S.C., Kerry Alford of Charleston, S.C., and Benny Alford of Danville, Va.; and a sister, Cara B. Sawyer of Marion, S.C.

            The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Floyd Mortuary & Crematory in Lumberton.

 

Photo from Gardens of Faith, Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by The Grahams (inactive)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (on his gravestone) of Robert W. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

 

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ROBERT WILFRID ALFORD

AAFA #1180

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Wilmington Star-News on the same day.]

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 27 June 2009

 

 

            Robert W. Alford, 80, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Born in Edgecombe County, he was a resident of Coastal Plantation, Hampstead, NC. He was retired from the USAF and the Social Security Administration. In 1984, he had the Order of the Long Leaf Pine conferred on him by then Gov. Hunt for his work with the state of North Carolina.

            He was predeceased by his first wife, Ramona Coker.

            Surviving are his wife, Melvina R. Alford; two sons, Robert, Jr. and Richard; two grandchildren, Deborah Dixon and husband, William, and Phillip Glenn.

            An interment service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Montlawn Memorial Park, 3201 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC. A memorial will be included in the 10:00 a.m. worship service at Topsail Presbyterian Church, Hampstead, NC on Sunday, June 28, 2009 with Reverend Owen Carriker officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Topsail Presbyterian Church,16249 U.S. Highway 17 N. Hampstead, NC 28443.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Dec 1928, last residence Hampstead, Pender Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Ella Ramona Coker Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Robert Wilfrid 1928 NC1, John Henry 1889 NC2, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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ROCEDER HARRISON VENTON ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 24 February 1995

 

BENSON—Mrs. Roceder Harrison Alford, 96, of 204 East Mann St. died Tuesday [February 21] in Johnston Memorial Hospital in Smithfield.

            The funeral will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. James Disciples of Christ Church by Elder Michael McLamb. Burial will be in Resthaven Cemetery in Dunn.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five sons, Essie Alford Jr., Nathan Alford Sr., Joseph Alford and Abraham Alford, all of Benson, and George W. Alford of Baltimore; two daughters, Cora B. Williams and Louise Clark, both of Benson; a sister, Pearl Alford of Darlington, S.C.; a grandson whom she raised, Charles Alford Sr.; 35 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; and 50 great-great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Dafford Funeral Home chapel in Dunn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roceder H. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 16 Sept 1897, last residence Benson, Johnston Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: her death record confirms her birth and death dates, says she resided in Benson but died in Smithfield, widowed, black, was buried in state, father’s last name Venton.

 

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RONNIE LEE ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 4 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Ronnie Lee Alford, 48, of 5598 Bellflower St., Fayetteville, died Nov. 22 in his home.

            He worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham and worked for 22 years at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville.

            A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center chapel in Fayetteville.... Arrangements are being handled by Highland Funeral Service & Crematory.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Karin S. Alford; a stepson, Sven Christiansen of Fayetteville; two stepdaughters, Katherine Thomas of Fayetteville and Eva Thrash of Garden City, S.C.; and three grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronnie L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 7 Sept 1949.

 

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ROOSEVELT ALFORD, JR.

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Thursday, 4 March 2010

 

ROWLAND—Roosevelt Alford Jr., 55, of 1260 Persimmon Road, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010. Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Friday in Magnolia AME Church in Hamer, S.C. Burial in church cemetery. Visitation, 1 to 6 p.m. today at S&L Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Maxton. Survived by: Brothers, Roy Brown, Timothy and Bruce; four adopted brothers, Vonzell, Bobby, James and Jimmy McPhail; four sisters, Betty Blue, Massie Shipman, Martha Currie and Julia Lovette.

 

In another article:

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Thursday, 4 March 2010

 

            Roosevelt Alford Jr., 55, of Rowland, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Linkhaw Nursing Home, Lumberton. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Magnolia AME Church, Hamer, S.C. Burial will be at the church cemetery. S&L Funeral Home, Maxton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roosevelt Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Feb 1955, last residence Rowland, Robeson Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his mother, Maggie L. Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            SSDI records list his probable father, Roosevelt Alford (SS# issued in NC), b. 25 May 1922 and died 27 Feb 1993, last residence not listed.

 

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ROSA ALFORD LONG

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—11 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

BOLTON—Rosa Alford Long, 96, of Bolton died Tuesday, November 9, 1999 at the Mariner Health Care Facility. She was the daughter of the late Will and Sophia Alford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvy A. Long and a daughter, Virginia Dare Long. Mrs. Long was a member of the Pine Valley Church of God in Wilmington.

            Survivors include her son, William J. Long and wife, Faye of Bolton; granddaughters, Audrey Harrell of Wilmington and Linda H. Ellis and husband Ray of Bolton; grandson, Mike Harrell and wife, Shirley of Wilmington; 7 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great- grandchildren.

            Services will be Friday, November 12, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bolton Church of God … with burial following in the Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery….

            Visitation will be Thursday night at McKenzie Mortuary [Whiteville] from 7-9 p.m. Great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosa A. Long (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Oct 1903, last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            Her parents, William, born September 1872, and Sophia Alford lived in the Wilmington area (New Hanover County) throughout most of their married life. In addition to Rosa their children were John, William and Elizabeth.

 

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ROSA LEE FOUNTAIN ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 16 July 1993

                                                                                          

            Rosa Lee Alford of Lumberton died Wednesday. She was bookkeeper for the Alford Hardware Company.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 16 July 1993

 

LUMBERTON—Mrs. Rosa Lee Alford, 84, retired bookkeeper, died July 14, 1993, at N.C. Cancer Institute. Funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday at Meadowbrook Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Biggs-Prevatte Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her son, Murray Alford; sister, Mrs. Emma Huntley of Cartersville, S.C.; grandson, Wiley Alford.

            Memorials may be made to Boys & Girls Home of North Carolina, P.O. Box 127 Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28430. The family will be at her son’s home, 502 W. 19th St.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosa L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 March 1909 and died _____ July 1993, last residence Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC.

            From NC Deaths: Rosa Alford, white widowed, was born 23 March 1909 and died 14 July 1993. Her father’s last name was Fountain.

 

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ROSLYN HOLLINGSWORTH ALFORD

 

ZEBULON REGISTER

Zebulon, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 23 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

[A similar article was published in The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) on Sunday, 19 September 2004.]

 

            Roslyn Alford, of Zebulon, died on Friday, September 17, at Rex Healthcare. Funeral services were held on September 20 at Zebulon Baptist Church. Burial was in Zebulon Cemetery.

            She was born in Franklin County, the daughter of the late Minnie Williams and David Taylor Hollingsworth. She taught first grade for many years before going into business with her husband at Zebulon Gin Co. which they owned for several years. They then owned J.R. Alford Insurance Agency for 25 years before retiring.

            Survivors include a daughter Brenda Alford Keller of Mooresville; grandchildren, Melissa Alford of Mooresville, David Brian Alford and wife, Tricia, of Mooresville, Kelly Snider and husband, Phil, of Elk Creek, VA; and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, J. Raleigh Alford; sons, Sr. J. David Alford and an infant son; and a sister, Irene H. Dickens.

 

 

Photos from Zebulon Town Cemetery, Zebulon, Wake Co., NC —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelby Hendren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roslyn H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Jan 1915, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

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

            James Raleigh Alford married Roslyn Hollingsworth on 1 Nov 1935 in Franklin Co., NC [North Carolina Marriages, 1759–1979 (FamilySearch.org)].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Raleigh 1907 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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ROSS PEARCE ALFORD

 

Photo from Twiford Funeral Home

 

HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE

High Point, Guilford Co., NC—9 May 2012

 

WANCHESE—Ross Pearce Alford, 54, of Wanchese, NC died Friday, May 4, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Alford was born in Winston-Salem, NC and was a diesel mechanic for the NC State Ferry Division at the shipyard in Manns Harbor. He was the loving husband of Merri Jo “Josie” Foye Alford of the residence.

            Besides his wife, Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Nancy Nixon Sells of Winston-Salem, NC; his father, Edgar V. Alford and wife, Nancy of Kernersville, NC; a daughter, Lindsay Lane Todd and husband, Brantley of Thomasville, NC; a son, Adam Justin Alford and wife, Pam of Kernersville, NC; two sisters, Robin McCall and husband, Billy of Pauley’s Island, SC and Dawn Alford of Winston-Salem, NC; a grandson, Trevor Todd; two nieces and one nephew.

            He was preceded in death by a step-father, Dumont Sells.

            The family will receive friends at Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC on Monday, May 07, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

            The body will be taken to J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home, Winston Salem, NC, for a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A memorial service will then be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM at J.C. Green Funeral Home Funeral Home Chapel on Highway 109 in the Wallburg Community.

            Twiford Funeral Home, Colony Chapel, Manteo, NC and J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg, NC are assisting the family with arrangements.

            Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com or at www.jcgreenandsons.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ross P. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 Dec 1957, last residence not listed.

 

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ROY HINES ALFORD

Uncle of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—31 March 2013

 

WO0041668-1_20130330

 

November 8, 1918 - March 27, 2013

 

RALEIGH—Roy Hines Alford, of Raleigh, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

            Roy was born November 8, 1918 in Franklin County, NC to the late Joseph Lee Alford and Pattie Lois Wynne. He was predeceased by six siblings and his grandson, Lee Tudor.

            In addition to his wife, Margaret Moss Alford, Roy is survived by his children, Nancy Reichenbach, of Mooresville, NC, Ann Althoff, of Atlanta, GA, and Carol Blue, of Raleigh; grandchildren, Jon Collins, Tracy Robbins, Carl “Tripp” Reichenbach, III, Ashley Gibbs, Curtis Collins; great grandchildren, Tony Collins, Cristina Collins, Lee Riley, Dillon Robbins, Nicole Gibbs, Cole Robbins, Dalton Gibbs, Carl “Chase” Reichenbach, IV; a brother, Eugene Alford; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.

            He served his country in World War II as a Machinist’s Mate Third Class from January 1944 to November 1945 on the USS Jobb DE 707. He and his shipmates reunited every year to reminisce and support each other.

            On September 27, 1937, Roy married his sweetheart, Margaret Susan Moss. His most treasured roles were being her husband, a father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

            Roy was a dedicated employee of Electrical Equipment Co. for 41 years, ultimately becoming Shop Foreman. He was a firm but fair boss that mentored many young men.

            As a founding member of Highland United Methodist Church, Roy served in a variety of roles from usher to treasurer. The church was always his spiritual guide. He was a member of the Wolf Pack Club for 25 years and attended every home football and basketball game. When the basketball team went to Greece, under Jimmy Valvano, Roy and Margaret, with their dearest friends, Harriett and Carl Reichenbach, went along to cheer for their hometown team.

            The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Elizabeth Campbell of the NC Cancer Center, the staff on floor 500 east at Rex Hospital for their excellent care and compassion, and the staff of Wake County Hospice for helping Roy and his family on his final journey.

            A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:30PM at Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27612. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at Highland United Methodist Church.

            Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. Condolences may be made to www.MitchellatRMP.com.

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Ann Loss

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings David Wilson Alford and Iantha Doris Alford Pruitt in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Roy Hines 1918 NC1, Joseph Lee 1888 NC2, William Joseph 1851 NC3, Hines Berry 1827 NC4, Thomas 1795 GA5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ROY LEE HALFORD

 

HENDERSONVILLE TIMES-NEWS

Hendersonville, Henderson Co., NC—Thursday, 31 March 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Roy Lee Halford, 86, of Hendersonville, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Pardee Hospital.

            He was a lifelong native of Hendersonville, the son of the late Bob Halford and Leigh Warren Halford. He was a retired employee of the city of Hendersonville. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater. He was a member of Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206 and of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his wife, Viola Russell Halford; two daughters, Brenda Rayle of Roswell, Ga., and Vicki Styles of Hendersonville; five grandsons; and six great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in Oakdale Cemetery. His grandson, the Rev. Kenneth Lance, will officiate.... Thomas Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 Feb 1919.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Viola V. Russell Halford; and his siblings Mabel Halford Morgan and Oda Andrew Halford in this compilation.

            NC Births lists the birth of Lee Roy Halford on 24 Feb 1919 in Henderson Co., the son of Robert Halford and Leah French Nix.

            His parents were Oda Ray “Bob” Halford and Leah French Owenby.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in Edneyville (District 5), Henderson Co., NC, dwelling #74: O. Robert Halford, age 44 farm laborer, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Leah F. 35, age 16 at first marriage; son Andrew 18; son Ray 11; J.C. Morgan 24; daughter Mabell Morgan 16. All were b. in NC. The Morgans apparently got married within the year.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ronald Halford at FindaGrave.com: Roy Lee 1919 NC, Oda Ray 1887 NC, Jonathan Andrew 1864 NC, John Wesley 1837 NC, Thomas J. 1802 NC, John 1765 NC.

 

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ROY NICHOLAS ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 18 June 2011

 

            Roy Nicholas Alford—Mr. Alford, 80, formerly of East Charlotte, died Wednesday June 15, 2011.

            He was born in Mecklenburg County, son of the late Goldie and Harry Baker. He was a retired truck driver.

            He is survived by son; Roy Clinton Alford of Mount Holly, stepdaughter; Ruby Jean Campbell of Panama City, FL, 3 grandchildren; Preston Campbell of Philadelphia, PA, Phillip Campbell and Clinton Nicholas Alford both of Panama City, FL.

            A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, June 20, 2011 at Charlotte Memorial Gardens, 7632 Hood Road Charlotte. The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM Sunday at Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly.

            Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy N. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Aug 1930, last residence Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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ROYSTER WILLARD ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—16 June 2000

 

            Royster W. Alford, 84, June 15. Funeral 11 a.m., Saturday, Sims United Methodist Church. Burial, Bailey Cemetery [Nash Co.]. Arrangements by Shingleton Funeral Home, Wilson. South Mills

 

Photo from Bailey Cemetery, Bailey, Nash Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Royster W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 4 Jan 1916, last residence Sims, Wilson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Reba Davis Alford; and brother Norman Sidney Alford in this compilation.

            NC Deaths lists Royster Willard Alford, forn in Franklin Co., NC

 

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RUBY MORRIS ALFORD

Mother of Michael Rives Alford, AAFA #0689

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—23 January 2013

 

            Mrs. Ruby Morris Alford, 95, a former resident of St. Mary’s Road in Hillsborough, died on Monday, January 21, 2013. Mrs. Alford was born in Wake County to the late Leonard and Lillie Gargis Morris.

            She retired from the Westinghouse Meter Division in Raleigh. She was a member of North Durham Baptist Church. She enjoyed camping. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Alford.

            She is survived by her son, Michael Rives Alford; two daughters, Aultney Cozart and Susan Carroll; one brother, Robert Morris; two sisters, Mary Davis and Irma Prevette; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Hudson Funeral Chapel, officiated by Pastor Wes McMurray. Entombment will be in Raleigh Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 June 1917, last residence not listed.

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

 

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RUBY S. HALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—29 January 2003

 

MONROE—Mrs. Ruby S. Halford, 78, died January 28, 2003. Graveside service is 1:30 PM Thursday at Lakeland Memorial Mausoleum. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby S. Halford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 March 1924, last residence Monroe, Union Co., NC.

 

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RUBY WADDELL ALFORD

 

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January 18, 1936 - January 5, 2008

Photo and dates from Lowe Funeral Home

 

DAILY HERALD

Roakoke Rapids, NC—Monday, 7 January 2008

 

BURLINGTON—Ruby Waddell “Princess Ruby” Alford, 71, of 1071 Mountainside Lane, went home to be with her King on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at the Hospice Home after several months of failing health.

            A native of Edgecomb County, she was the daughter of the late William Ashley Alford and Willie Dunn Alford. She was of the Christian faith and was an avid encourager with her many homemade notes to all her family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Sam Alford and Billy Alford.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a daughter, Affie Kern Ray and her husband, Allen, of Burlington; three sons, Richard Maurice Kern Jr. and his wife, Martynka, of New York, Swain Kern and his wife, Rhonda, of Burlington and John Matthew Kern and his wife, Jenny, of Lookout Mountain, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Sala Ray Pradhan, Karise Ray, Seth Ray, Abigail Ray, Johanna Kern, Josiah Kern, Junanne Kern, Jenae Kern and Fletcher Kern; a sister, Gwen Alford of Littleton; and a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Alford of Littleton.

            Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2205 South Church St., Burlington, is handling the arrangements, where a memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the chapel, with Mr. Jack Newman and Mr. John P. Kellogg officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home and at other times at the home of her daughter, Affie Ray, 1181 Mountainside Lane.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge, P.O. Box 77914, Greensboro NC 27417 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington NC 27215.

            Condolences may be made at www.lowefuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 Jan 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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RUDINE KING ALFORD

 

WAKE WEEKLY

Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC—Thursday, 6 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

            Born on May 21, 1927 to Houston Smith and Mary Odum King, a lifelong resident of Wake County, and a 1944 graduate of Wakelon High School in Zebulon, Rudine K. Alford, 76, died on October 31, 2003.

            Mrs. Alford was married to Jesse B. “Bill” Alford on December 19, 1946. She was welcomed into the family of Johnnie B. and Mattie P. Alford, whom she loved dearly. A retired farmer and homemaker, she was an active member of the Beulah Christian Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her daughter, Shari A. Gill of Youngsville; three sons, William Curtis Alford, Michael Smith Alford, and Jesse B. Alford, Jr., all of Zebulon; three granddaughters, Shea A. Byrd, Emily A. Smith, and Jessica Dean Gill; five grandsons, Christopher Michael Alford, Jonathan Carroll Alford, Jesse B. Alford III, William Leonard Alford, and Joshua Derek Gill; six great-granddaughters, Ailey Smith, Mackenzie Alford, Logan Byrd, Alyssa Alford, Taylor Byrd, and Addy Smith; and a sister, Dorothy K. Rhodes of Zebulon.

            Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, November 3, at Beulah Christian Baptist Church in Zebulon. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rudine K. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 May 1927.

            In 1930 Rudine is listed with her family in Little River (District 16), Wake Co., NC, dwelling #546: H. Smith King, age 51 farmer, widower; and his daughters: Ruth B. 19, Dorothy L. 7, and Rudine R. 2-10/12. All were b. in NC.

 

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RUFFIN BRUCE ALFORD, SR.

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 15 August 1990

 

            Mr. Ruffin Bruce Alford, 63, of 11369 Sedalia Place, Huntersville, died Aug. 14, 1990, at home. Almond, Raymer & McConnell Funeral Home of Huntersville is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruffin B. Alford (SS# issued in AZ) was born 4 Dec 1926, last residence Huntersville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

            NC Deaths lists Ruffin Bruce Alford Sr., died 14 Aug 1990 in Mecklenburg Co., age 63 widowed, born 4 Dec 1926 in NC,

 

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RUTH ALFORD LAWS

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Monday, 26 March 1990

 

            Mrs. Ruth Alford Laws, 75, of 904 Cone Ave., Pineville, died March 24, 1990, at Carolinas Medical Center. Funeral is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Stough Memorial Baptist Church in Pineville, where she was a member. Burial will be in Flint Hill Baptist Church cemetery in Fort Mill, S.C. Visitation is 6:15 to 7:15 tonight at the church and following the revival. McEwen Funeral Home, Charlotte chapel, is in charge.

            Mrs. Laws, a Pineville native, retired from Cone Mills Inc. after more than 35 years. At her church, she was a member of the Mary Stough Sunday school class and Linda Cox Circle.

            Survivors are her son, Donald Laws; sister, Mrs. Anne Irby of Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

            Memorials may be made to Stough Memorial Baptist Church building fund, 705 Lakeview Dr., Pineville, N.C. 28134.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Laws. (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 Sept 1914 and died _____ March 1990, last residence Pineville, Mecklenburg Co., NC.

 

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RUTH ALFORD PINER

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Tuesday, 25 June 1996

 

WATHA—Ruth Alford Piner, 71, of Watha, died Sunday, June 23, 1996, in Topsail Beach at her son’s residence. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Watha Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Piner (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 Dec 1924, last residence Stoneville, Rockingham Co., NC.

 

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RUTH CLARK KELLUM ALFORD

 

THE STAR-NEWS

Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—Friday, 22 December 2006

 

 

            Ruth Kellum Alford, of Wilmington, NC, died Thursday, December 21, 2006, in The Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

            She was born in Wilmington, NC, on December 1, 1923, the daughter of the late George Pierce and Johnnie Belle Priest Clark. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Luther Warlick Kellum, and six brothers.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church. She was a member of NCREA, AARP, Adult #1 Sunday School class, Young at Heart Fellowship Group, One to One Fellowship Group, Church Officer, Sunday School Teacher, and numerous other church activities. Community activities included volunteer work at Hospitality House and Interfaith Hospitality. She was retired from the New Hanover County Health Department after 22 years of service.

            She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, Christian and a beloved precious child of God.

            Surviving are her husband, H.J. Alford; three children, Wayne Kellum and wife Lynn of Trinity, NC, Linda Kellum McCall and husband Dennis, and Bob Kellum and wife Debra, both of Wilmington, NC; step daughter, Brenda Alford of Elizabethtown, NC; ten grandchildren, Brad and Brent Kellum, Heather Thompson, Missy Boyette, Jodi Cockrell, Charlie and Frankie Tyer, Trey and Stanley Melvin and Jennifer Wiley; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris C. Conaway and husband Don of Wilmington, NC; two brothers, Eugene Clark and wife Peggy of Orange Park, FL, and Wilbur Clark and wife Mary of Wilmington, NC; and many loving nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 23, 2006, in Cape Fear Presbyterian Church by Rev. Jonathan Watson and assisted by Pastor Brad Kellum. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel.

            Memorials may be made to the Cape Fear Presbyterian Church, 2606 Newkirk Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28412 or to The Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center, 1401 Physicans Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

            The family would like to express heartfelt thanks and their deepest appreciation to the staff of 6 North at NHRMC and the staff of The Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center for their loving care and support.

            Condolences may be sent to the family at www.andrewsmortuary.com.

            A Market St. Chapel Service.

 

 

Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth C. Kellum (SS# issued in NC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Hugh James “H.J.” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH ELIZABETH ALFORD BUNN

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, NC—_____ October 2011

 

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            Ruth Elizabeth Alford Bunn, 91, of Wake Forest, passed away Friday, October 21, 2011.

            She was born in Wake County to the late Oza Mingia Alford and Grover Lewis Alford.

            Along with her husband, Mrs. Bunn was owner and manager of National Memorials with headquarters in Lakeland, FL until they sold the business and retired in June of 1985. After retiring they returned to their home town of Wake Forest and were members of Glen Royal Baptist Church.

            Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, October 24, 2011 at Glen Royal Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Faile officiating. Entombment was in Wake Forest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Bunn is survived by her sister, Joyce Alford Davis of Wake Forest; nieces & nephews, Suzanne Tull of Tallahassee, FL, Nancy Rackley & husband, Pete of Fredericksburg, VA, Pamela Roberts of Wake Forest, Suanne Watkins & husband, Rodney of Wake Forest, Pat Alford & wife, Peggy of Durham, Lee Alford of Wake Forest and Terry Alford & wife, Linda of Wake Forest; great-nieces & great-nephews, Jimmy Tull of New Orleans, LA, Meredith Stoddard & husband, Eric of Fredericksburg, VA, Elizabeth Amrhein & husband, Kevin of Tallahassee, FL, Peter “Joe” Rackley & wife, Jody of Fredericksburg, VA, Monica Alford & Rob Holt of Durham, Kimberly Alford & Eric Bowser of Durham, Cameron Watkins of Wake Forest, Beth Watkins of Wake Forest, Leigh Ann & Alicia Alford both of Asheville, Jeff Alford of Raleigh and Scott Alford & wife, Lisa of Wake Forest; great-great-nephew, Kilpatrick Stoddard; great-great nieces, Tatum Stoddard & Ryan Holt; as well as numerous nieces & nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews and extended family on Mr. Bunn’s side of the family.

            Mrs. Bunn was preceded in death by her husband, C.H. “Joe” Bunn and by her brothers, Grover Lewis Alford, Jr. and Alvin Alford.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Glen Royal Baptist Church, 731 Elizabeth Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

            Pallbearers were Patrick Alford, Peter “Joe” Rackley, Cameron Watkins, Eric Stoddard, James “Jimmy” Tull, Kevin Amrhein, James Kirby and Michael Kirby. Grover Lewis “Lee” Alford, III was an honorary pallbearer.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth A. Bunn (SS# issued in NC) was born 14 May 1920, last residence Wake Forest, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of her brother Grover Lewis Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ruth Elizabeth 1920 NC1, Grover Lee 1892 NC2, Kilpatrick 1865 NC3, James Hiatt 1826 NC4, Gilbert 1790 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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RUTH ELLA MAE ALFORD

 

THE DISPATCH

Lexington, Davidson Co., NC—Saturday, 16 September 2006

 

THOMASVILLE [Davidson Co.]—Ruth Ella Mae Alford, 97, of Trotter Street, died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Centerclair Nursing Center in Lexington.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home Chapel in Thomasville. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park.

FAG photo requested 9/25/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 24 July 1909, last residence Thomasville, Davidson Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Milton Alford and Annie Sylvania Cheek Alford;

 

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RUTH HOLT ALFORD UTLEY

Grandmother of Sherry Donna Hursey Handfinger, AAFA #1237

Sister of William Dallas Alford, AAFA #0349

 

Photo from Sherry Handfinger

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Thursday, 17 May 2007

 

DURHAM—Ruth Alford Utley, 98, was born April 23, 1909, in Durham and went home to be with the Lord on May 16, 2007, after a brief illness. “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints,” Psalm 116.15.

            Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas H. Alford and LaCenie P. Alford as well as her loving husband of 67 years, Lewis Utley. She is survived by her three children, Shirley Hursey and her husband, Otho, Carolyn Baker and her husband, Hazel, and Steve Utley; and a sister, Mary Whitt.

            “Ma Ruth,” as she was affectionately known, had seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and they brought her so much joy.

            Ruth was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church. She worked alongside her husband, Lewis, for over 50 years at Lewis’s Cafe. Upon his retirement, she enjoyed many wonderful years with the love of her life.

            She also enjoyed working in her flowers, antiques, collecting dolls, interior decorating, chocolate candy and celebrating special occasions with her family and friends.

            Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brandon Baker, Tyler Handfinger, Brice Hursey, Kenneth Hursey, David Utley and Chris Utley.

            Ruth’s homegoing celebration will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Durham Memorial Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hall-Wynne Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth A. Utley (SS# issued in NC).

            See the obituaries of her brothers Forrest Peed Alford and William Dallas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Ruth Holt 1909 NC1, Thomas Herndon 1877 NC2, William Dallas 1845 NC3, William R. 1818 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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RUTH STALLINGS ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Tuesday, 26 June 2007

 

 

            Ruth Stallings Alford, 86, passed away on June 24, 2007. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Ola Stallings.

            Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Fred F. Alford; and by two brothers, Bill Stallings and Robert “Jr.” Stallings.

            Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Pilot Baptist Church. Burial in the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn Cemetery.

            Ruth is survived by two children, Robert Alford of Raleigh, Pam Privette and husband, Wayne of Wendell; three sisters, Arlene S. Yakalavich and husband, Ed of Hampton, VA, Edith S. Mann of Raleigh, Helen S. Bauer and husband, Al of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Bob Alford of Chandler, AZ, Michele Alford of Joelton, TN and Rob Privette of Wendell.

            Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother all the years of her life. Everything she did reflected her feelings for her family, the treasures in her life that she was proudest of....

            Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to: Heartland Hospice Services, 3117 Poplarwood Ct., Suite 114, Raleigh, NC 27604; or to the Upchurch-Alford-Bunn Cemetery Fund for upkeep and mailed to Jim and Phyllis Alford, 8453 NC 39 Hwy S., Zebulon, NC 27597.

            The family will receive friends 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Massey Funeral Home, Zebulon www.masseyfuneralhome.com....

 

Photo from Nathaniel Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 March 1921, last residence Zebulon, Wake Co., NC.

            Her husband was Frederick Fagan Alford, son of James Berry Alford and Bettie A. Williams.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Frederick Fagan 1918 NC1, James Berry 1872 NC2, Berkley Moses 1849 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.

 

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SALLIE SINGLETON REAVES ALFORD

Grandmother of George Robert Alford, Jr., AAFA #1412

 

[We also published her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 24 June 1966

 

DILLON—Mrs. Sallie Reaves Alford, 95, widow of Leroy B. Alford and daughter of the late James Robert and Sara McMillan Reaves of Latta, died Thursday morning at a Hendersonville, N.C. nursing home.

            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in Bethes Funeral Home in Dillon. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Floydale.

            Surviving are three sons, David B. Alford of Richmond, Va., George Robert Alford of Loris and Leonard B. Alford of Springfield, Va.; three daughters, Mrs. L.J. (Elizabeth) Williams of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. L.S. (Reaves) Salters of Norman, Okla., Mrs. Ralph H. (Mary) Ramsey Jr. of Brevard, N.C.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Caroline M. Reaves and Mrs. J.D. Coker, both of Hartsville, and Mrs. S.E. Finnegan of Fairmont, N.C.

 

Photo from Dunbarton Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Floydale, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sallie R. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 25 August 1871, last residence Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Leroy Bertram Alford, and her son George Robert Alford Sr. in South Carolina Obituaries.

 

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SANDRA DELORES BUNN ALFORD DILLEHAY

 

Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Wake Forest, NC—_____ October 2011

 

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Sandra Delores Dillehay

 

            Sandra D. Dillehay, 72, of Franklinton, died Tuesday October 4, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Wake County, the daughter of the late Ethel Demuth Bunn and Leroy Bunn and was preceded in death by a sister, Brenda Hight.

            Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock Thursday morning October 6, 2011 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. Al Thomas officiating. Burial was in Raleigh Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Dillehay is survived by her husband, Joe Dillehay; a daughter, Renee Turner and husband, Brent of Goldsboro; sons, Herb Alford of Wake Forest and Jimmy Alford and wife, Rhonda of Wendell; brothers, Leroy Bunn, Jr. of Garner and Henry Bunn and Frank Bunn of Goldsboro; 4 grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Frankie Bunn, Jr., Michael Waite, Leroy Bunn, Jr., Calvin Barham, Jeff Mitchell and Darren Perry.

            A service of Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center. (919-556-5811).

 

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Photo from Raleigh Memorial Park, Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—www.findagrave.com