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4/29/2014: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2014 (2 obits)

4/29/2014: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2013 (5 obits)

4/29/2014: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2012 (15 obits)

8/4/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2011 (15 obits)

8/4/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2010 (13 obits)

8/4/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2009 (6 obits)

8/14/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2008 (16 obits)

8/14/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2007 (11 obits)

8/14/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2006 (3 obits)

8/14/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2005 (5 obits)

8/10/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2004 (13 obits)

8/14/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2003 (8 obits)

8/11/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2002 (4 obits)

8/14/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2001 (5 obits)

8/10/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 2000 (10 obits)

8/10/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 1999 (5 obits)

8/10/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 1998 (10 obits)

8/4/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 1997 (5 obits)

8/4/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 1996 (8 obits)

1/8/2012: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 1990-1995 (20 obits)

1/8/2012: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford – 1980-1989 (9 obits)

 

4/29/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for ALVORD – all years (7 obits)

4/29/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for HALFORD – all years (6 obits)

 

1/8/2012: Checked Genealogy Bank for Historical Alfords – (19 obits)

 

From bio of FAG contributor Linda B:

Helpful websites:

1) http://www.oberlinheritage.org/

Oberlin Heritage Center -area historical newspaper index, Westwood Cemetery database

and more. (I created the majority of my memorials for Westwood Cemetery from this site.)

2) Lorain County OGS, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohlorain/

3) USgenweb.org

4) interment.net

5) Pilotfamilysearch.org for death certificates about 1908-1953

6) Sons of Union Veteran Soldiers: http://www.suvcwdb.org

7) Sandusky, Ohio (Oakland Cemetery’s work in progress: of 35,000 burials, 8,000 are now listed online at “City of Sandusky website under Horticulture tab” . If you are unable to find the record you are looking for, email dhedberg@ci.sandusky.oh.us. FYI I found a newspaper article that many of the cholera burials were relocated to this cemetery.

http://www.ci.sandusky.oh.us/horticulture/cemetary-geneology.htm

 

AREA OBITUARY RESOURCES

1) http://www.morningjournal.com [not covered by Genealogy Bank 1/8/2012]

2) Chronicle Telegram

3) Oberlin High School grads, www.oberlin-high.org/obits

4) Cleveland Necrology File (Cleveland Public Library)

5) RB Hayes Obituary Index

http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/index/***

6) http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/.

 

 

OHIO OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

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

 

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

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) usually adds notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. However, in the interest of making the obituaries available online, we did not add notes to most of these Ohio obituaries. 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: 3 MAY 2014

 

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A frequently cited source is this database from Ancestry.com:

 

OH Deaths: Ohio, Deaths, 1908–1932, 1938–2007 (Ancestry.com)

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

 

 

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ADELINE HUMPHREYS “LINA” ALFORD BROOKS

Great-Grandmother of Kay Ann Kaufman Feiden, AAFA #0653

 

Official Record, Ohio Annual Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church

1–15 September 1919

 

LINA ALFORD BROOKS

 

            Seventy-five years ago Lina H. Alford was born at West Rushville, Ohio. She was the daughter of Robert P. and Ann J. Alford. Her death came on August 29, 1919, at the home of her sister in Detroit, Michigan, where she was visiting.

            October 12, 1871, she was united in marriage to the Rev. L.C. Brooks a member of the Ohio Conference of the Methodist E. Church. Together they rendered a gracious and always successful ministry of the Gospel at New Straitsville, Shawnee, Baltimore, Mt. Pleasant, Massieville, Good Hope, Lucasville, Adelphi, Frankfort and Sharonville.

            Retiring from the active work in 1888 they located at the Alford homestead near West Rushville, at which place her husband passed away in 1893. For the next year she resided in Columbus and then for eight years in Baltimore, Ohio. Her next move was in 1903 to Baldwin, Kansas, in order that her younger sons might be educated in Baker University. In her last years she traveled a great deal to visit family. She completed the four-year reading program of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle and gave the toast to the class of 1912 in Chautauqua, N.Y. She had been a teacher prior to marrying Rev. Brooks.

            Sister Brooks performed in such a strong way the duties that devolve upon a minister’s wife. She overcame the difficulties incident to early widowhood with a large family of children, and raised a noble group of sons. Three of the seven sons of this household are Methodist preachers. They are the Rev. William Brooks, Colfax Iowa; Rev. M.C. Brooks, Pratt, Kansas; and the Rev. Arthur A. Brooks, Fort Dodge, Iowa. School Superintendent W. Glen Brooks, of Nebraska City, Nebraska, and Prof. F. Dell Brooks, Mankato, Minnesota, are educators. Robert A. Brooks is associated with the Methodist Book Concern at New York City and James L. Brooks is a contractor in Lancaster, Ohio. Daughter Almeda Ellen died of heart disease in 1899.

            After Lina was stricken with fatal illness she lingered only long enough for all of her sons to gather from their distant homes. While her sons sang her favorite gospel songs her radiant spirit was ushered into the Glory World.

            The funeral was conducted in the Methodist Church at West Rushville, Ohio, the following ministers having part in the service: John B. Taylor, Finley R. Crooks and John F. Grimes. Her body was laid to rest by that of her husband in the beautiful cemetery at West Rushville. —J.F.G.

 

Photo from West Rushville Cemetery, West Rushville, Fairfield Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Ann Jamima Kilgore Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband was Leonidas Culver Brooks.

            Her lineage: Adeline Humphreys 1844 OH1, Robert Perry 1815 PA2, Fielding 1787 VA3.

 

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ADRIAN ANTHONY ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—24 June 1994

           

            Adrian Anthony Alford, 21, of Pleasant Ridge, died Wednesday. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hall-Jordan Funeral Home, Walnut Hills. Visitation: 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adrian A. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 8 March 1973, last residence not listed.

            From OH Deaths: Adrian Anthony Alford, African American, died 22 June 1994, mother’s maiden name Helms.

 

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ALAN FREDERICK ALLFORD

 

MOUNT VERNON NEWS

Mount Vernon, Knox Co., OH—Thursday, 4 August 2005

 

            Alan Allford, 63, of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at the Mount Vernon Developmental Center where he had been a resident since 1961.

            Alan was born Nov. 14, 1941, in Cleveland to George J. Allford and Loretta (Eisenbarth) Allford Withers.

            Graveside services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery near Mount Vernon....

            Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.

 

Photo from Ebenezer Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Knox Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Bloom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates for Alan F. Allford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Mount Vernon, Knox Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Alan Allford, white, never married, died 3 Aug 2005 in Knox, Knox Co., mother’s maiden name Eisenbarth.

 

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ALLEN RAY ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH—Monday, 23 December 2013

 

WILLARD [Huron Co.]—Allen Ray Alford, 84, formerly of Minford, husband of Helen J. Brooks Alford, died on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at The Willows in Willard, Ohio.

            Visitation will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 28, at Grace United Methodist Church in Willard. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Secor Funeral Home in Willard.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ALMA KATHERINE LAUER ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Saturday, 12 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Alma K. Alford, age 77, of Hamilton, died at Mercy of Hamilton Progressive Care, at 3:45 p.m., on December 10, 1998. She was born in Hamilton, Ohio on January 10, 1921, the daughter of Nickolas and Magdalene (Bohr) Lauer. She was educated in the Hamilton Schools and the Cincinnati Beauty School. She married Raymond Floyd Alford on June 28, 1947 in Hamilton, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1993. She was a member of the S. Peter in Chains Catholic Church.

            She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Love and her husband, Ronald of Florence, Kentucky; a son, Nick Alford of Hamilton; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four brothers, Albert Lauer and his wife Antoinette, Ervin Lauer, Paul “Nick” Lauer and four sisters, Louise Tape, Helen Hurd, Jean Pater and her husband, Ray, all of Hamilton and Irene Digono of Fairfield and a sister-in-law, Gladys Lauer of Hamilton. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth Lauer and Marie Bruck and two brothers, Eric and William Lauer.

            Funeral services will be held at the St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church ... at 1:00 pm. Monday. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at the Webb Noonan Funeral Home ... with burial in the St. Stephen Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma K. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.

            Her middle name is from OH Deaths.

 

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ALMA RUTH ALFORD BENHAM

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, KY—Saturday, 29 August 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

VEVAY—Alma Ruth Alford Benham, 72, of Springfield, Ohio, died Wednesday [August 26] at her home. She was a native of Ohio County and a member of Springfield United Methodist Church.

            Survivors: two sons, Kenneth and William Benham, both of Springfield; and three sisters, Doris Osborn of Palm Bay, Fla., Virginia Richards of Fairview and Aldean Brindley of West Melbourne, Fla. Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday, Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma R. Benham (SS# issued in OH) was born 25 Dec 1919, last residence Springfield, Clark Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Alma Ruth Benham, white, widowed, died 26 August 1992, mother’s maiden name Pryor.

 

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ALVE E. ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—26 March 2011

 

 

            Alve E. Alford, called from labor to reward March 21, 2011. Cherished mother of Cherly, Ivy and Michael. Beloved sister of Carrie and Ozie. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 28, 2011 at Gaines Funeral Home, 9116 Union Ave. Wake 10 A.M. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Public viewing will be held Sunday 12 noon-7 P.M.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alve E. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 24 March 1929, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

 

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ALVIN LEE ALFORD

 

TROY DAILY NEWS

Troy, Miami Co., OH—Saturday, 8 July 2006

 

PIQUA [Miami Co.]—Alvin L. Alford, 80, of Piqua, died at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Covington Care Center.

            He was born Oct. 19, 1925, to the late Wesley and Mary (Webb) Alford. He married Betty L. Smith (Wilson) on Sept. 9, 1947, and she survives.

            Also surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Malinda and William Snider of Daytona Beach, Fla., Nannie and Ronnie Mills of Piqua, Mary and Donald Poling of Piqua, and Patsy and Doug Cavender of Piqua; one brother, Ott Alford of Corbin, Ky.; six grandchildren, Kimberly Lacy of Daytona Beach, Fla., Ronnie Mills Jr. of Piqua, Sherri (Mills) Bryant of Houston, Anthony Mills of Sidney, Brian Cavender of Piqua and Donald Poling Jr. of Troy; and 16 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by five sisters, two brothers, twin infant sons and one grandson, Ronald S. Lacy Jr.

            He had worked at the Champion Foundry, Piqua, for 16 years.

            Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with the Rev. James Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.

 

Photo from Forest Hill Union Cemetery, Piqua, Miami Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alvin L. Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Piqua, Miami Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Betty L. Wilson Alford Smith, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Oscar Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry.com) lists the birth of Alvin Alford on 19 Oct 1925 in Bell Co., KY, mother’s name Mary Webb.

            His middle name is from his wife’s obituary.

 

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ALVIN LESLIE ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Wednesday, 20 November 2002

 

[Although Alvin died in MS, we are including his obituary here because he lived in OH most of his life. It was his last residence, and he is buried there. This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Alvin L. Alford, 83, of Hamilton, Ohio, died on November 17, 2002, in the Veteran’s Hospital, Biloxi, Mississippi. Funeral services [will be] held at the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Avenue, in Hamilton. Entombment was in Rose Hill Mausoleum.

            He was born in Hamilton, on June 4, 1919, the son of Raymond and Anne Belle Abney Alford. He was a 1937 graduate of Milford High School and attended Miami University in Oxford. On October 20, 1945, in St. Peter Church, he married Leota Beer and she preceded him in death on September 28, 1990.

            Mr. Alford was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the European Theater and was a P.O.W. in Germany. He was a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service having served for 37 years. He was a member of the Optimist International, NARFE, American Legion Post #138, DAV, 11th Armored Thunderbolts Division, and Monkey Mutual Aid Society.

            Survivors include his three children, Madonna (James) Burke of Fairfield, Jeanice (James) Hill of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Leslie C. Alford of Kokomo, Indiana; and brother of Elmer Alford of Hamilton.

 

In another article:

 

KENTUCKY ENQUIRER

Covington, Kenton Co., KY—20 November 2002

 

            Alford Alvin L., devoted husband of the late Leota Alford (nee Beer); dear father of Madonna Burke, Jeanice Hill, and Leslie C. Alford; brother of Elmer Alford. Sunday, November 17, 2002 in the Veterans Hospital, Biloxi, MS, age 83.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday in the Zettler Funeral Home, 2646 Pleasant Ave. (Rt. 127), Hamilton [Butler Co., OH]. Visitation will be from 1-2 P.M. Friday in the funeral home.

FAG photo requested 5/4/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alvin L. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Fairfield, Butler Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his brother Elmer R. Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name from OH Deaths.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – d. 1890 Kentucky.

            His lineage: Alvin Leslie 1919 OH1, Raymond Charles 1895 KY2, Alvin 1871 KY3, James Henry 1839 OH4, James Henry 1839 OH4, John William 1811 England5, John about 1783 England6, John 1759 England7, Edward 1725 England8, Robert bef 1699 England9.

 

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AMALIA LEONA “MOLLIE” BOMBACH ALFRED

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Tuesday, 9 February 2010

 

 

            Amalia L. Alfred, RN “Mollie”, was born August 15th, 1912, in Lorain, OH. She graduated from Villa Angela High School. Besides her family, Mollie loved being a nurse. She studied at St. Vincent Charity Hos pital for three years and became a Registered Nurse. At St. Vincent she was known as “The Sweetheart of Charity.” She also worked as a nurse for ten years at University Hospitals of Cleveland, where she met Dr. Karl Alfred. They married in 1951.

            Mollie Alfred is survived by her husband, Dr. Karl Alfred; her daughter, Patricia Allema (Dennis) of Willowick, OH; her stepchildren, Peter Alfred (Sherry), Richard Alfred (Pat); her grandchildren, Bret Alleman and Kurt Alleman; her step-grandchildren Alexandra Alfred, Christie Herald (Geordie), Daniel Alfred (Michelle) and Kris Alfred. Mollie is also survived by her step-great grandchildren Benjamin, Bryce, Leah, Emily and Kyle.

            Mollie was the last surviving sibling of eight children and was preceded in death by Anthony, Edward, Frances, Joseph, Louis, Marie and Robert.

            Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 27th, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH. For additional information, directions, complete obituary and to sign the guestbook, please log online to www.Brown-Forward.com. Brown-Forward Service 216 752-1200.

 

In another article:

 

Brown-Forward Funeral Service

Shaker Heights, OH—_____ February 2010

 

Born in Lorain on Aug. 15, 1912

Departed on Feb. 6, 2010 and resided in Pepper Pike, OH

 

            Mollie Alfred, RN, age 97, (nee Amalia Leona Bombach), was born in Lorain, Ohio and had most of her schooling in Cleveland, OH. Her High School years were spent at Villa Angela High School, following which she trained and received her Registered Nursing degree at Saint Vincent Charity Hospital of Cleveland. At St. Vincent’s, where she worked for a few years, she was known as “The Sweetheart of Charity Hospital.” She became married and had a daughter, Patricia, but this was a short marriage and Mollie returned to work as a nurse at University Hospitals of Cleveland while she and Pat lived with Pat’s sister in Euclid, OH.

            While working at University Hospitals, she became one of the first nurses to work under the new concept of recovery rooms where patients were taken following surgery. It was at this time, that she met Dr. Karl S. Alfred, who was the only orthopedic surgery resident there in early 1949. Karl had come to Cleveland from New Jersey for his training and had experienced family problems. His wife, Marjorie, had to be institutionalized after bearing two sons and was told that she would never be able to raise a family. The boys, Richard and Peter, were four and five years old and under the care of Karl’s mother in Summit, NJ. Friendship soon turned into love and at the completion of his residency in July of l950, Karl was asked to join an orthopedic surgeon in Lansing, Michigan. He drove to Lansing and stayed with the surgeon for a few days but could not practice until he had obtained a Michigan license. During this time, Mollie came and spent a couple of days so she could meet the family that was to take Karl in as a partner. After Mollie returned to Cleveland, the Michigan doctor made his feelings known that he did not approve of Karl’s choice of a bride. This was not the news that Karl wanted to hear and he told the doctor that he was returning to Cleveland. After many hours of pleading and a sleepless night, Karl left Michigan, but still on friendly terms.

            After returning to Cleveland, Karl rented a small apartment off Euclid Avenue, close to University Hospitals. His doctor friends welcomed him back and Dr. Maxwell Harbin, who had been his mentor, saw to it that Karl was given a staff position at University Hospitals. With no funds and no income, finding office space was almost impossible. However, Dr. Clarence Heyman offered the use of his office and secretary in the Carnegie Medical Building at East 105th and Carnegie. At that time, the address was known as the best medical address between New York and Chicago and continued to be for many years. Many of the doctors from University Hospitals had offices there and that became a source of referrals. Karl also spent over twenty hours a week at the Veterans Administration offices in downtown Cleveland, so there was a little source of income.

            After being in Dr. Heyman’s office for eighteen months, there was a sudden vacancy in the Carnegie Medical Building and Dr. Heyman and the other doctors in the building saw to it that the space was awarded to Karl. Dr. Alfred had enough income at the time to staff the office and Mollie recommended an acquaintance of hers from the same floor as the recovery room where she worked. Marjorie Aldridge was the ward secretary on one of the private floors and she became Dr. Alfred’s secretary for the next thirty years.

            Karl’s boys, Dick and Peter, were still under his mother’s care in New Jersey, which was a severe burden to her, though she carried on without a complaint. Molly and Karl could not get married until his divorce could be obtained. Fortunately Karl’s mother-in-law, Rose Lincoln, was kind enough to come to Cleveland and at the court hearing, she urged that the divorce be granted. The divorce was granted in June of 1951.

            Now they needed to find a home and were fortunate to rent a home on Lamberton Road in Cleveland Heights, close to University Hospitals and The Carnegie Medical Building. Now it was time to get married and Mollie and Karl approached the clergy at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. They met with the Reverend John O’Hear, who was pleasantly sympathetic, but he did not think he could perform the ceremony. Rev. O’Hear referred the couple to his good friend The Rev. Miles Krumbine of Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, and told them that he would be happy to have them as members at St. Paul’s after they were married.

            Karl and Mollie were married on July 26th, 1951, by Rev. Krumbine. Present were Dr. Heyman, matron of honor, “Jackie” Evans, best man plastic surgeon Clifford Kiehm, Mollie’s daughter, Patricia, almost ten years old, and a few friends. Jackie was the wife of Dr. Wayne Evans, a dentist who had been a shipmate of Karl’s aboard the USS Estes AGC12, during World War II and who had been called back to active duty during the Korean Conflict. They became lifelong friends with Mollie and Karl. A lunch was relished at the Alcazar Hotel in Cleveland Heights and the couple took off for four days at Niagara Falls.

            Now when Mollie, Karl and Patricia were settled on Lamberton Road in Cleveland Heights, it was time to get Karl’s boys, Dick and Peter, to Cleveland before school started. About a month later they were boarded on a train in Summit, New Jersey. That was the Lackawanna Railroad which took them to Buffalo, New York, where the car they were on was hooked up to the Nickel Plate line which took them on to Cleveland. The railroad personnel took very good care of them and they were let off at the station in East Cleveland later that evening. The family was now complete. All these children attended Fairfax School on Lee Road, a short walk from Lamberton Road. Karl and Mollie joined St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the entire family enjoyed suppers and other activities at St. Paul’s.

            Karl’s practice took off well and after a year and a half, they were able to purchase a home on Yellowstone Road in Cleveland Heights, where the boys attended Noble School and Pat went to Monticello Junior High, and later to Cleveland Heights High.

            The family enjoyed fifteen years on Yellowstone Road before Mollie and Karl moved further out into the suburbs. A good real estate friend, Vera Evans, guided them to Darling & Darling who showed them a home on Brandywood Drive in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Many homes were being built and several lots were available. Karl and Mollie picked the lot they wanted and their home was completed in 1968.

            During the years when the children were growing up, they went on to different colleges, got married and had children. Mollie was an excellent mother, a wonderful wife, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed traveling the world, attending meetings with her physician husband and making yearly visits to Norway where Karl’s mother had retired a couple of years after their wedding. She loved her home and the annual visits of the clan every Labor Day weekend until the end.

            Funeral Services will be held Saturday February 27th at 10:30 am in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH. Brown-Forward Service 216 752-1200.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANDREW JACKSON ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—4 July 1986

 

BARBERTON—Andrew J. Alford, 72, passed away July 1 at Cleveland Clinic. He was born in St. Albans, W. Va., and had been an area resident for 54 years. He retired from B.&W. with 30 years service and was a member of the Barberton Church of God.

            He is survived by his wife, Bertha M. (Cihlar); sons, Charles H. of Dayton, Robert L. of Maryland, Thomas E. of New York, Richard W. of Akron; daughter Victoria L. Driscoll of Maryland; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren many nieces and nephews and a host of friends; sister, Sally Woods of West Virginia; and brother, Charles of Florida.

            Funeral services Saturday, 10 a.m., at the Mills-Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, Pastor Robert Carrell officiating. Burial Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. (Mills-Cox, 745-3311.)

 

Photo from New Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Sowers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrew Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 22 June 1914, last residence Barberton, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Bertha Margaret Cihlar Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Victoria Alford Driscoll in Maryland Obituaries. We included the obituaries of his parents, Andrew Milton Alford and Malinda Ann Cockram Alford; brothers John Calvery Alford and William Dolan Alford; and his half-siblings Henry Sherman Alford, Lula Garnett Alford Forbes Miller, and Jack Alford Sr. in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Andrew Jackson 1914 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ANGELA DELORES BARBER ALFORD WILSON WOODS

 

Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Center

Goshen, Clermont Co., OH—_____ July 2005

 

http://img01.funeralnet.com/obit_photo.php?fullsize=1&id=1010408&clientid=tuftsschildmeyer&iid=528647

July 28, 1964 - July 1, 2005

Resided in Fayetteville [Brown Co.], Ohio

 

            Woods, Angela Delores (nee Barber) of Perry Township, Ohio. Beloved wife of Randy Woods. Loving mother of Brent Bergman, Daniel Wilson and the late Chris Alford and Brandon Bergman. Devoted daughter of William and Darlene (nee Fairbanks) Barber.

            Family request that memorial donations be made in memory of Angela Woods to the Fernside Center For Grieving Children, 4380 Malsbary Rd., Blue Ash, Ohio 45242 or to the Animal Rescue Fund, PO Box 464 Ameila, Ohio 45102.

 

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Photo from Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Clermont Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracy Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Christopher Thomas Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANN JAMIMA KILGORE ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Kay Ann Kaufman Feiden, AAFA #0653

 

From an unknown Methodist publication, but probably:

LANCASTER DISTRICT ADVOCATE

Published monthly for the Methodist Episcopal Church

Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH—October 1884

 

            Rev. Brooks and family returned home on last Friday evening, from West Rushville [Fairfield Co.], Ohio, whither they had been called to attend the death-bed and funeral of Mrs. Brooks’ mother, Mrs. R.P. Alford. An extended notice on the death of this Christian lady has been deferred for our next issue.

 

In another article:

 

From an unknown Methodist publication, but probably:

LANCASTER DISTRICT ADVOCATE

Published monthly for the Methodist Episcopal Church

Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH—November 1884

 

MEMORIAM

 

            Ann Jamina Kilgore was born near Elkton, Cecil County, MD, December 15th, 1821. With her parents she moved to Granville, Ohio, in 1828, and from there to West Rushville, Ohio, 1829. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in her eleventh year.

            She was united in marriage with Robert P. Alford, December 15th, 1840. To them were born two sons and six daughters. After her marriage, she united with the Presbyterian church of which her husband was a member, and remained a devoted and faithful member until October 19th, 1884, when the summons came after a severe affliction of more than three years, and she was called from suffering to her reward.

            The subject of this memoir was retired and unassuming in manner, but earnest and persevering in what she conceived to be right. Her excellency of spirit and force of character was felt most in the home circle. As a wife she was devoted and kind. As a mother she was patient, loving, thoughtful and self-sacrificing. Her life was in an eminent degree a success. She lived to see all her children, but one who died in early childhood, in the Christian church, and cheerfully gave one daughter to the Methodist Itinerancy, Mrs. L.C. Brooks, of the Ohio Conference, and was ever ready to encourage her in her life of toil in the vineyard of the Lord. To the writer she said, My Christian experience is different from many others. The light that shone dimly at first has been constantly increasing until now there is no clouds. I am trusting my Savior and am prepared for whatever may be his will. I have no fear, I am ready to go. Oh, I am so Happy.

            A short time before her departure she called her family, assured them of her victory through faith in Christ, spoke of her joy, gave her dying council and at about 9 o’clock Sabbath morning, Oct. 19, her happy and blood-washed spirit winged its flight to that home, which her Savior had gone to prepare.

            She leaves a husband, two sons, four daughters and many friends to mourn their loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Watson, her pastor, assisted by Rev. Chindler D.D., of Lancaster, Rev. T.G. Wakefield of East Rushville and Rev. I.M. Brashares, of West Rushville. —L.C.B. [Rev. Leonidas Culver Brooks—her son-in-law, husband of Adeline Humphreys Alford Brooks and great-grandfather of Kay Ann Kaufman Feiden, AAFA #0653]

 

 

 

Photos from West Rushville Cemetery, West Rushville, Fairfield Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Adeline Humphreys “Lina” Alford Brooks in this compilation.

            Ann’s husband was Robert Perry Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Perry 1815 PA1, Fielding 1787 VA2.

 

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ANTONIN DVORAK ALFORD

 

Source unknown [from Find A Grave, posted by Norris Alford]

_____, OH—_____ April 1956

 

            A former Preble County Treasurer died Saturday [March 31] in Dayton. Antonin D. Alford, 62, of 1012 Sherwood Avenue, Dayton, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital where he entered Thursday.

            Alford was an inspector at Koehler Aircraft in Dayton. Alford, who moved to Dayton seven years ago, served two terms as county treasurer from 1931 to 1935.

            He was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church in Dayton. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of St. Clair Post No. 215, American Legion of Eaton.

            An active Mason, he was a member of the lodge and chapter here and the Scottish Rite in Dayton.

            Surviving are the widow, Ari; three daughters, Mrs. Virginia Swisher of Middletown, wife of Dr. Marion Swisher; Mrs. Joan Shafer, R.R. 3, Eaton, and Miss Carolyn Alford of Dayton; a sister, Mrs. O.H. Starkey of Zionsville, Indiana, and five grandchildren.

            Services were conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Barnes Funeral Home with burial in Mound Hill Cemetery.

 

Photo from Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Preble Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Little

 

Photo from Mound Hill Union Cemetery, Eaton, Preble Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Digger4Genealogy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ari Lorene Curry Alford; and his daughter Joan Alford Shafer in this compilation.

            His gravestone inscription says he was born 19 Oct 1893, “OHIO SGT AIR SERVICE WORLD WAR I.”

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Antonin Dvorak 1893 IN1, James S. 1843 OH2, Joseph J. 1821 ?? 3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ARI LORENE CURRY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—12 July 1991

 

EATON—Ari L. Alford, 91, formerly of Eaton, Thursday in Dayton. Services noon Monday, First Presbyterian Church. (Barnes [Funeral Home])

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown (from Find A Grave, posted by Norris Alford)

_____, OH—_____ July 1991

 

            Ari L. (Curry) Alford, 91, a former resident of Mary Lane in Eaton, died Thursday afternoon, July 11, at Friendship Village in Dayton, where she had resided for the past 14 years.

            A native of Eaton, she was a 1917 Eaton High School graduate. She served as a resident director at Ohio University in Athens, DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and later at Miami University in Oxford.

            She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Eaton; Commodore Preble Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; American Legion Auxiliary; and an honorary member of Omicron Sigma Sorority.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonin D. Alford, in 1956.

            Survivors include three daughters, Virginia Swisher of Middletown, Joan Shafer of Eaton and Carolyn Ewald of Long Valley, N.J.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Memorial services were Monday, July 15, at the First Presbyterian Church, Eaton, with the Rev. Wayne D. Morrison Officiating. Burial was in Mound Hill Union Cemetery. Barnes Funeral Home–Eaton Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Eaton; Eaton Emergency Squad; Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton; or Shiloh United Church of Christ, Dayton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ari L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 15 Oct 1899 and died 11 July 1991, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Antonin Dvorak Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Joan Alford Shafer in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Mound Hill Union Cemetery in Eaton, Preble Co., OH, lists her full name and says she was born in Preble Co., the daughter of Harry W. Curry and Effie M. Campbell.

 

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AUDREY DAWSON ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-HERALD

Willoughby, Lake Co., OH—Saturday, 16 July 2011

 

Audrey Dawson Alford

 

            Audrey Dawson Alford, 86, of Newbury Township, passed away July 14, 2011, at Corinne Dolan Center.

            Born June 5, 1925, in Ashington, England, she had been a resident of Newbury Township for more than 50 years.

            Audrey received her bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and her master’s degree from Cleveland State University. Audrey Dawson married George Cade Alford Nov. 30, 1957.

            She was a medical technologist at Geauga Community Hospital until her retirement in 1990.

            Audrey was a member of Newbury United Community Church. She loved travel, golf, playing cards, and her work. She was past board member of the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging and was also active in numerous other community service roles.

            Survivors are her sons, Alan Alford of Newbury Township, Dr. William (Linda) Scott Alford of North Canton and Edward (Shannon) McCade Alford of Upper Arlington; four grandchildren, Cameron (Alisha) Alford, Amanda (Jeremy) Webb, Riley Alford and Audrey Leigh Alford; and two great-grandchildren: Levin Alford and Xavier Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, George Cade Alford; parents, Matthew and Gertrude Dawson; brother, Matthew Dawson; and an infant sister.

            Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South Street, (Route. 44, 500 feet south of Route 6/Chardon Square), Chardon.

            A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at Newbury Center Cemetery. The Rev. Harriett Culp of Newbury United Community Church will officiate.

            Arrangements are being handled by The Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

            Information and online condolences at www.burrservice.com.

 

 

Photos from Newbury Center Cemetery, Newbury Center, Geauga Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Cole

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey Dawson Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Novelty, Geauga Co., OH.

 

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AUDREY R. CRANDALL ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Wednesday, 18 December 2002

 

            Audrey R. Alford, age 78, of Toledo, passed away on December 16, 2002, at the Heritage House. She was born on November 7, 1924, to Floyd and Barbara (Werner) Crandall in Toledo, OH. Audrey was a homemaker. She was a member of the Craftsmen Guild and had made many quilts for craft shows. She also enjoyed camping and spending time at the lake.

            Audrey was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Alford; sister, Lucille Iler, and brothers, Ralph, Charles, and Robert Crandall.

            She will be deeply missed by her son, Glenn Alford; grandchildren, Erica and Darren Alford; sisters, Lois Pollauf and Barbara (Ted) Hamilton; brother, Richard (Lyn) Crandall, and sister, Lucy Crandall. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

            Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy. on Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 20, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Toledo Memorial Park....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey R. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Richard H. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their burial plot with Richard’s gravestone, but Audrey does not have a gravestone.

 

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BARBARA J. ALFRED

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Wednesday, 8 February 2006

 

            Barbara J. Alfred, 51, of West Toledo, passed away Monday, February 6, 2006, in The Toledo Hospital.

            She is survived by her loving mother, Sophie Alfred; loving sister, Geraldine (Edwin) Wallace Jr.; loving brothers, David (Alison) Alfred and Dennis (Debbie) Alfred. Barb was a very loving aunt to her nieces, Denise Purney, Dawn (Mac) Coleman, Tobi Alfred, Elizabeth Alfred, Brittany Coleman, Mariaha Wallace, Fallon Purney, Katie Alfred and Kendall Purney; nephews, Dwayne (Connie) Wallace, Joshua Purney, Kelby Purney, Andy Alfred, Brad Wallace and Jeffrey Wallace and special friend, Scott Fletcher.

            She was preceded in death by her sister, Kathy Alfred and her father, Jerry Alfred.

            Friends are invited to visit from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, where a scripture service will be at 7 p.m. Prayers will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home, followed by the Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Resurrection Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Hengen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Sophie Kalinski Alfred, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Barbara J. Alfred, white, never married, was born 23 Oct 1954 in OH. Her father’s last name was Alfred and her mother’s maiden name was Kalinski.

 

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BARBARA LEE ALFORD HOLLIDAY

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN

Springfield, Clark Co., OH—19 February 2006

 

            Holliday, Barbara Lee, 80, of Springfield, Ohio passed away Saturday, February 18, 2006 at Community Hospital. She was born October 12, 1925 in Alderson, West Virginia the Daughter of the late Clark and Gladys (Morgan) Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sharon K. and husband Richard Knott of Springfield; sons, Charles E., Jr. and his wife Connie Holliday of Springfield, Paul David and his wife Garnet Holliday of New Carlisle; Stephen L. and his wife Bernadette Holliday of Springfield; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and two more expected; four sisters, Dorothy Schlegelmilch, Doris Hudson both of Elk Grove, California, Betty Goodwin of Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Patricia Keeler of Delaware, Ohio; and other relatives and friends.

            In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Charles Holliday, Sr.; two brothers, Harry Alford of North Pole, Alaska and Donald Alford of Seebring, Florida.

            Family will receive visitors from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Trostel, Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at the funeral home. Entombment at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the New Carlisle First Baptist Church Hand Bell Choir. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.trostelchapman.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Clark Lee Alford and Gladys Laura Morgan Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Betty Jean Alford Goodwin; and her paternal grandfather, Olin B. Alford, in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Barbara’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            See also AAFA’s Some of the Known Descendants of John Alford who died 1748 VA.

            Her lineage: Barbara Lee 1925 WV1, Clark Lee 1902 WV2, Olin B. 1877 WV3, Merican V. 1831 VA4, Joseph 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BERTHA MARGARET CIHLAR ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Wednesday, 1 April 2009

 

BARBERTON [Summit Co.]—Bertha M. Alford, 95, passed away March 30, 2009.

            She was born October 5, 1913 in Doylestown and was a member of the Barberton Church of God for over 50 years.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Andrew, and daughter, Victoria Driscoll. She is survived by sons, Charles (Marie), Robert, Thomas (Lynn), and Richard; daughter-in-law, Betty; son-in-law, John Driscoll; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral service will be Friday, April 3, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton, with Pastor Chuck Erbe officiating.

            Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

            Memorials may be made to the Alford School Fund at The University of Akron. (Cox, Barberton, 330-745-3311).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Margaret Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 5 Oct 1913, last residence Wordsworth, Medina Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Andrew Jackson Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone and provides her maiden name. We included the obituary of her daughter Victoria Alford Driscoll in Maryland Obituaries.

 

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BERTIE M. KOGER ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Sunday, 18 February 1996

 

            Alford, Bertie M. (Cogar), 97, of Dayton, Friday [February 16]. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday. (Harris [funeral home])

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertie Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 23 Sept 1897, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

            Find A Grave photographer Steve Mullinex reported on 3 Dec 2011 that cemetery records show where Bertie’s grave is, but there is no visible gravestone for her.

            From OH Deaths: Bertie M. Alford, white, widow, was born 23 Sept 1898 in KY [different than SSDI. Her father’s surname was Cogar, and her mother’s maiden name was Cogar.

            In 1900 Bertie M. Koger is age 1, living with her parents, George and Louisa Koger, and siblings in Parmleysville, Wayne Co., KY. Ancestry family trees list her parents as George Washington Koger and Louisa Koger.

 

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BESSIE JOSEPHINE ALFORD MASSEY

 

[Bessie died in OH, but we are also including her obituary in West Virginia Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 17 March 1975

 

PATRIOT [Gallia Co.], Ohio—Mrs. Bessie Alford Massey, 76, of Patriot, Ohio, formerly of St. Albans and Nitro, was dead on arrival Sunday at Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, Ohio, following a long illness.

            She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, near Tornado.

            Surviving: husband, Harry Massey; daughters. Mrs. Thelma McCallister, Mrs. Opal Miles and Mrs. Lucille White of St. Albans, Mrs. Arlene Beaver of Libya, North Africa, Mrs. Jean Sanson of Masury, Ohio: sons, Bradford of Patriot, Ohio, Eugene of Nitro; brothers, Romea Alford and Elvin “Butch” Alford of South Charleston, the Rev. Herbert Alford of Scott Depot; sisters, Miss Mamie Alford and Mrs. Alice Childress of South Charleston; 18 grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

            The body is in Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Arrangements are incomplete.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Massey (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 29 Apr 1898, last residence Patriot, Gallia Co., OH.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and siblings Roy Washington Alford, Sylvia Elva Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, and Mamie E. Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            Her lineage: Bessie Josephine 1898 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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BETTIE E. LOHNES ALFRED

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Saturday, 26 April 2008

 

Photo from Newcomer Funeral Home

 

Bettie Alfred

1930–2008

 

            Alfred, Bettie 77, of Dayton passed away Sunday, April 20, 2008 at Crestview Manor. She is preceded in death by her parents John Lohnes and Mary Harbert.

            Bettie is survived by her children Myron Young, Timothy Young, Melody (Steve) Layton, Mary (Rob) Alfred, and Mark (Andrea) Alfred; 10 grandchildren; brother Robert (Virginia)Lohnes; numerous great grandchildren and other family and friends. She was retired from Wright Patterson AFB after 32 years of service.

            A memorial service will be held 2:00PM Monday April 28, 2008 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4104 Needmore Rd. Family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Willowview Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bettie E. Alfred (SS# issued in OH) was born 29 Oct 1930, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

 

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BETTY D. ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—19 February 2012

 

 

            Betty D. Alford beloved wife of James Alford, passed on Feb. 15, 2012. Viewing Thursday 2-7 P.M. at Pernel Jones & Sons Funeral Home, 7120 Cedar Ave., where services will be Friday at 10 AM.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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BETTY GAY MCCALLISTER ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-HERALD

Willoughby, Lake Co., OH—Thursday, 12 October 2006

 

            Services for Betty G. Alford, 60, of Ashtabula, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road, (Route 528, just south of Route 20), Madison.

            Mrs. Alford passed away Oct. 10, 2006, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

            She was born Nov. 8, 1945, in St. Albans, W.Va.

            Mrs. Alford was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed making crafts.

            Survivors are her daughter, Lisa L. (Michael J.) Knack of Painesville; grandchildren, Ryan M. and Kaitlyn M. Knack; siblings, Charlotte Holstein of Chardon, Geraldine Beach of Colebrook, Carol Whittington of Dorset, James W. McCallister of Rome, James H. McCallister of Poca, W.Va., Sharon Withrow of Ashtabula and Donna Swope of Conneaut.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Alford in 2001; parents, James M. and Verna McCallister; and siblings, June Jessee, Maxine Johnson, Dennis McCallister, Dale Cox, Virginia McCallister, Donnie McCallister and Chester McCallister.

            .... Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty G. Alford (SS# issued in WV), last residence Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH.

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

 

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BETTY L. WILSON ALFORD SMITH

 

DAILY CALL

Piqua, Miami Co., OH—9 January 2012

 

 

PIQUA—Betty L. Smith, 81, of Piqua, died at 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, surrounded by her loving family. She now is pain free and can see clearly in the arms of Jesus.

            She was born in Cary, Ky., on Jan. 25, 1930, to the late James and Ollie (Accuff) Wilson. She married Alvin Lee Alford on September 8, 1947, and he preceded her in death. On Nov. 16, 1968, she married James Smith. He preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 1980.

            Betty is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Nannie and Ronnie Mills, Houston, Mary and Donald Poling, Piqua, Patsy and Douglas Cavender, Piqua; one son-in-law: Bill Snider of Daytona Beach, Fla.; sister: Pauline Grimes, Frankfort, Ky.; two step-sons: Joe Smith, DeWitt, Ky., Charles Smith, Ky., and one step-daughter: Dora Lee Lester, DeWitt, Ky.; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

            Betty was preceded in death by twin sons in 1951; one daughter: Linda L. Snider; one grandson: Ronald S. Lacy, Jr., and three brothers.

            Betty worked for Copeland Mfg., Sidney, as a mill operator and retired in 1979.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Don Trumbull officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.

 

Photo from Forest Hill Union Cemetery, Piqua, Miami Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Candy Gilliam

The obscured year on Betty’s inscription is 1930.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Alvin Lee Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BILLIE M. ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—22 November 2010

 

            Billie M. Alford, 74, of Kitts Hill, husband of Phyllis Miller Alford, died Saturday at King’s Daughters Medical Center. He retired from Columbia Gas.

            Funeral service 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ice Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Deering. Burial at Community Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at O’Keefe-Baker Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billie M. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 18 Nov 1936, last residence Kitts Hill, Lawrence Co., OH.

 

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CARL L. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—8 January 1995

 

ASHVILLE—Carl L. Alford, 72, Jan. 6; service noon Monday; Oliver Funeral Home. Linda S. Hoffsis, 52, Jan. 6; service 7 p.m. Tuesday, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Columbus; Oliver, Ashville. Dolph Remy, 78, Jan. 6; service 11 a.m. Tuesday; Wellman.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

_____, OH—_____ January 1995

 

            Carl L. Alford, age 72, Ashville, died Friday Jan. 6, 1995 at Dayton VA Center. Born Jan. 4, 1923 in Preston, W. Va., son of Robert and Mary Ogle Alford.

            Survived by wife Elizabeth; daughter, Virginia Larabee of St. Louis, Mo.; sons, Buddy Lee (Karen) of Buckeye Lake; Clayton (Penny) of Circleville, ten grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Carl Richard.

            He was a veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and a member of Wesley Post 3441 VFW in Columbus. He worked as a machine operator for Columbus Auto Parts.

            Services were entrusted to Oliver Funeral Home of Ashville, Ohio. 

FAG photo requested 8/9/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 8 Jan 1926, last residence Ashville, Pickaway Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his son Carl Richard Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Carl L. Alford, married, white, was born 4 Jan 1923 [different than SSDI] in WV, mother’s maiden name Ogle.

            In 1940 Carl L. Alford, age 4 born WV, is living with his parents, Robert F. and Mary L. Alford, and siblings in East River, Mercer Co., WV.

 

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CARL RICHARD ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—23 December 1986

 

            Alford, Carl Richard, 42, Sunday; funeral 9 a.m. Wednesday, Schoedinger Linden.

 

In another article:

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—23 December 1986

 

WIFE ADMITS KILLING MAN, LEAVING BODY 2 WEEKS

 

            A Blendon Township woman was charged yesterday in the slaying of her husband after confessing that she shot him and left his body in bed for two weeks, Franklin County Sheriff Earl O. Smith said.

            The body of Carl Richard Alford, 42, of 3706 Caracas Dr. was found about 6:30 a.m. yesterday after his wife, Beverly Sue, 41, called authorities.

            Mrs. Alford reported three men had carried the body into their home and dumped it on the bed, Smith said.

            Mrs. Alford was charged with aggravated murder after admitting she made up the story, Smith said. She was taken to the Franklin County Jail.

            “She started out with a lie I don’t think she could live with,” he said.

            Mr. Alford, clad in underwear, had been shot once in the head with a .357- caliber Magnum.

            Mrs. Alford worked with her husband at a Columbus auto parts store. Her husband was shot while sleeping, after an argument.

            “All we know it was a domestic dispute. As a result of it, she went into the bedroom and shot him,” Smith said.

            Mr. Alford was shot Dec. 9, Smith said. Saturday, Mrs. Alford called Blendon Township police and filed a missing person report. Mrs. Alford, who had continued to go to work, told police she didn’t know where her husband was.

            Yesterday, she called Blendon Township police and told them three men driving a brown Buick or Oldsmobile had carried her husband inside the house.

            Police initially put out a teletype to all central Ohio police agencies to watch for the car. Police withdrew the teletype after further investigation showed the victim was killed in the bed, Smith said.

            “She claimed somebody brought her husband home . . . a couple of guys in a brown car and then they left. That proved to be false,” Smith said.

            When the body was found, blood was on the bedroom walls, he said. Body fluids had seeped through the bedding into the floor and the stench was overbearing, he said.

            Mrs. Alford has two children from a previous marriage. She met Mr. Alford at her job, Smith said.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 23 March 1944 and died _____ Dec 1986, last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his father, Carl L. Alford, in this compilation.

            OH Deaths lists his death date as 22 Dec 1986.

 

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CAROLINE ALFORD CLUGSTON

 

From Early Court Records of Scioto County, Ohio, abstracted by Caryn R. Shoemaker, C.G.R.S., (Minford, N. pub., OH: February 1979), Death Records 1856-1872, p. 7

 

            Clugston, Caroline, died 29 Dec 1857, age 49, born and died Portsmouth, married, consumption, housewife, parents: R.B. and Caroline Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Roswell B. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Chauncey Willard Alford in Illinois Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Caroline 1808 OH1, Roswell B. 1790 MA2, Amasa 1764 MA3, Elijah 1732 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CAROLYN RUBY MCNAUGHTON ALVORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Thursday, 11 January 1962

 

            Carolyn Alvord (nee MacNaughton [sic]) of Chardon, O.; beloved wife of Paul T.; mother of James J. and Miss Susan Alvord of Chardon, and grandmother, sister of Mr. Kenneth MacNaughton.

            Funeral services Burr Funeral Home, Chardon, O., Thursday, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. Interment Chardon Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Timothy Paul Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From Ohio, County Births, 1841–2003 (FamilySearch.org): Caroline Ruby McNaughton was born 20 May 1904 in Chardon, Geauga Co., OH. An added note says the record was corrected on 2 Dec 1949, “Civ. Doc. 11 Pg. 186.”

            From OH Deaths: Carolyn M. Alvord, white, married, was born about 1905 and died 9 Jan 1962 in Geauga Co.

 

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CATHERINE FRANCES ALFORD ALIFF

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Sunday, 13 April 2014

 

            Catherine Frances Aliff (nee Alford), age 85, passed away April 11, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Carl S.; dear mother of Carol (Kenneth) Demel and Nancy (Tony) Indovina; cherished grandmother of Rebecca (Nicholas) Sivik and Sarah (Alex) Rodriguez; loving sister of Nellie (Leroy, deceased) Nichols and Norman (Ruby) Alford; aunt and great-aunt of many.

            She was overjoyed and looking forward to the birth of her first great-grandchild.

            Funeral service Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 12PM in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, where the family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Seasons of Life Hospice, 9511 West Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma 44130.

FAG photo requested 4/29/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CELESTINE ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Friday, 18 June 2004

 

            Celestine Alford, age 94, Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at the Lutheran Village Care Center. A retired employee of the State of Ohio and member and Mother of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.

            Survived by goddaughter, Jennifer Jordan; special friends, Rev. Harry T. and Marian Heath, Iamore Perry, Ethel Goodman, Delores Fleming, Mt. Hermon Baptist Church family.

            Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004 at the Mt. Hermon Baptist Church, 2283 Sunbury Rd. Rev. Dr. Donald J. Washington, Officiant. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment Evergreen Burial Park. Arrangements by C.D. White & Son Funeral Home, 1217 Mt. Vernon Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Celestine Alford was born 16 May 1910. She was African-American and divorced.

 

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CHARLES HENRY ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday. 7 March 2003

 

            Charles Henry Alford, 69, of Warrensville Heights, died Sunday [March 2]. Services today. E.F. Boyd & Son, Warrensville Heights.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles H. Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 20 March 1933, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Charles Henry Alford, African American, widowed, was born 20 March 1932 [different than SSDI], father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Holland.

 

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CHARLIE JAMES ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Wednesday, 3 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Alford, Charlie James, beloved husband of Mary L. Alford, loving father of Louise Randall, Charles Alford Jr. and Anthony Alford (Gladys Elaine), dear brother of Mary Hand and Martha Wells, also survived by six devoted grandchildren, six fond great grandchildren, a host of other relatives and many friends.

            Passed February 1, 1999, age 76. Friends may call ... at 1st Baptist Church of Kennedy Heights, 6201 Red Bank Rd.... Interment Spring Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Thompson-Hall & Jordan Funeral Home.

In another article:

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH— Thursday, 4 February 1999

 

            Charlie James Alford, 76, of Kennedy Heights, died Monday. The World War II veteran worked for Celotex Corp.

            Services: noon Friday at the First Baptist Church, Kennedy Heights. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Arrangements: Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Home

FAG photo requested 4/13/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie J. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 23 Jan 1923, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            From Spring Grove Cemetery records:

 

Interment Number:     205869

Interment Date:           02/05/1999

Location:                     LC-C-77-0

Name:                          Charlie J Alford

Date of Birth:              01/23/1923

Birth Place:                 Montgomery, AL

Date of Death:            02/01/1999

Death Place:                Cincinnati, OH

Name of Father:          James Clark Alford

Name of Mother:        Alberta Brasell

Sex:                             M

Marital Status:             M

Name of Spouse:         Mary Louise

 

Funeral Home:            Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home (Gilbert)

Address:                      2625 Gilbert Ave

City, State, Zip:          Cincinnati Oh 45206

Phone:                         (513) 281-7712

 

            Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes traditionally serve the African-American community.

 

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CHRISTOPHER THOMAS ALFORD

 

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Photo from Find A Grave

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—16 November 2000

 

            Alford, Christopher T., dear grandson of William and Darlene Fairbanks Barber, devoted son of Angela Barber Wilson, step-son of Daniel Wilson, brother of Brent Bergman and Daniel Wilson Jr., nephew of Ron and Susan Alford Lile. Monday, November 13, 2000, residence Milford, OH.

            Funeral liturgy will be celebrated at St. Andrew Church, 552 Main St., Milford, Saturday, November 18, 10 A.M. Visitation Evans Funeral Home, Milford, Friday 5-8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to The Chris Alford Memorial Fund. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

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Photo from Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, Clermont Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracy Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christopher T. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 26 May 1985, last residence Milford, Clermont Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his mother, Angela Delores Barber Alford Wilson Woods, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Christopher Thomas Alford was born in KY, mother’s maiden name Barber.

            His mother’s memorial at Find A Grave says that Christopher died in a fire.

 

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CLARA L. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Friday, 5 October 2001

 

            Clara Alford, 87, Westerville, Monday, October 1, 2001 at Laurels of Norworth. Survived by niece, Pat Jordan. Member of West Jefferson Chapter 492 O.E.S. Arrangements by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington, Oh.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 13 March 1914, last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Clara Alford, white, single never married, was born in Franklin Co., OH, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Kimberland.

            William H. Alford married Daisy Pearl Kimberland on 20 Dec 1896 in Marion Co., IN [Indiana, Marriae Collection, 1800–1941 (Ancestry.com)].

 

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CLARA LEE ALFORD WALKER

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—9 March 1996

 

            Clara Lee (Alford) Walker was born in Toomsuba, Miss., on Jan. 30, 1945, to Elijah and Marie Alford.

            Friends may call at the Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home today from 4 to 6 p.m. Interment at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 795 Merton Ave.(Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Clara Walker (SS# issued in MS), and list her death on 6 March 1996, last residence not listed.

            From OH Deaths: Clara Walker, married African American, died 6 March 1996 in Summit Co., father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Weatherspoon.

 

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CLARK LEE ALFORD

 

[Although he died in OH, we are also including his obituary in West Virginia Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

BECKLEY POST-HERALD

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—Friday, 9 March 1951

 

HINTON, March 8—Clark L. Alford, 49, died at his home in Columbus, O., Tuesday [March 6] at 10:15 p.m. after an extended illness. Mr. Alford had moved to Columbus from Beckley in September, 1950. He was a former employee of the Beckley Newspapers Corporation.

            Mr. Alford was born at Marie, Summers County, February 10, 1902, a son of the late O.B. and Norma Brown Alford. He was a member of the West Park Methodist Church at Columbus, and the Lewisburg Masonic Lodge. The body will be removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Leonard Ballard at Alderson Friday from the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Lewisburg [Preble Co.] with the Rev. Ray Wilson of Beckley officiating assisted by the Rev. Stacey Grosscup of Lewisburg. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg. The Lewisburg Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside services.

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gladys Alford, of Columbus; two sons, Harry and Homer, of the U.S. Army, stationed on Okinawa; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Holiday, of Pittsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Robert Tupper, of California; Mrs. Thomas Goodwin, of Roanoke, Va.; Patricia and Doris at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Burns, of Ronceverte, and Mrs. Virginia Ballard, of Alderson, and three grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford is a nephew of Roxie and Lura Brown of Hinton.

 

AAFA NOTES: Clark was born 10 Feb 1902 in Summers Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gladys Laura Morgan Alford; and his daughter Barbara Lee Alford Holliday in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Betty Jean Alford Goodwin; father, Olin B. Alford; and sister Virginia Alford Ballard in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Clark’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            See also AAFA’s Some of the Known Descendants of John Alford who died 1748 VA.

            His lineage: Clark Lee 1902 WV1, Olin B. 1877 WV2, Merican V. 1831 VA3, Joseph 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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CLAUDE MILTON ALFORD

 

CANTON REPOSITORY

Canton, Stark Co., OH—Thursday, 9 April 1936

 

 

FORMER PIANO DEALER HERE WAS KILLED IN CRASH.

 

            Funeral services for Claude M. Alford, formerly president of the Alford & Fryar Piano Co. of Canton, were held Wednesday on his 57th birthday, in his home at Plain City, O. He was killed Saturday [April 4] in a traffic accident near Bryant [Jay Co.], Ind.

            Mr. Alford was in the piano business in Canton 15 years and left the city about four years ago. He had been employed for several years as a wholesale paint salesman and was on a business trip at the time of his death. He was injured fatally in a collision between his automobile and a train.

            He is survived by his widow; Mrs. L. Elsie Alford.

 

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Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City, Madison Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Dave [no way to contact]

 

AAFA NOTES: On Claude’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 40, living in Canton, Stark Co., OH. He provides his middle name and birth date, 8 Apr 1878.

            In 1880, Claude is living with his parents, William J. Alford 37 IL, and Emma Alford 34 NY, and siblings Nellie and William E., in West Jersey, Stark Co., IL. Also in the household is William’s father, Moses Alford 67 CT, and Emma’s father, James Martin 73 NY.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Claude Milton 1878 IL1, William J. 1842 IL2, Moses 1812 CT3, Moses 17834, Joseph 1748 CT5, Jonathan 1720 CT6, Jeremiah 1692 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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CLAUDIA ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—13 July 1980

 

            Claudia Alford, beloved wife of James Alford, passed July 10, 1980. She leaves to mourn her passing, daughters Miss Renee Marie, Mrs. Gloria Solomon, sister Mrs. Ruby Jones, grandchildren Kenneth Johnson and Mia Solomon and a host of relatives and friends.

            Service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Phillip Nerl, 799 East 82nd St. Family will receive friends Sunday 5-6 P.M. at Strowders Funeral Chapel 878 East 185 St.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claudia Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 18 April 1924 and died _____ July 1980, last residence Cleveland.

            Her Find A Grave memorial, Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, Cuyahoga Co., OH, says she was born 18 Apr 1924.

 

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CLAUDIA P. GUTZWILLER HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—7 June 1989

 

            Mrs. Claudia P. Halford—85, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Springfield, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday [June 6] at St. Frances-St. George Hospital in Cincinnati.

            She was born in Springfield Jan. 15, 1904, the daughter of William and Zoe Gagnon Gutzwiller. She married Ellis Halford in 1922, and he died in 1954. Mrs. Halford was the manager of Berger Siegel’s Store for many years. She moved to Cincinnati 4 1/2 years ago.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Penny) Bottorff of Cincinnati; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, William Gutzwiller of Springfield; several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev.

Victor Kaltenbach officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Claudia P. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

 

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COLISTA A. MANSON ALFRED

 

DAILY RECORD

Wooster, Wayne Co., OH—13 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

ORRVILLE—Colista A. Alfred, 64, of 845 Cleveland Ave., died on Monday, November 11, 2002, at Dunlap Hospital in Orrville, following an apparent heart attack.

            Memorial services were held on Thursday at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville. Cremation has taken place and inurnment was at the mausoleum at Crown Hill Cemetery.

            She was born on April 3, 1938, in Orrville to Harry Richard and Helen Studer Manson and married Jimmy D. Alfred on July 18, 1959, in Orrville. He survives.

            She was a 1956 graduate of Orrville High School and had previously worked at the Orrville Milk Company. She had been employed as a bookkeeper at the First National Bank in Orrville for 20 years retiring in 2000.

            Other survivors include a son, Eric Alfred of Orrville, and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Colista A. Alfred (SS# issued in OH), last residence Orrville, Wayne Co., OH.

 

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DE ANGELO ANTOINE ALFORD

 

[De Angelo died in OH, but we are also including his obituary in Mississippi Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 29 July 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2006

 

            Services for De Angelo A. Alford will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Meridian Memorial Park Cemetery. Berry and Gardner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, 20, of Meridian, died Tuesday, July 18, 2006, in Cincinnati.

            Survivors include his mother, Lucretia Alford of Cincinnati; his father, Joe Brown of Alabama; a sister, Jasmine Brown; brothers, Sha Marcus Alford and Christian Alford, all of Cincinnati; maternal grandmother, Dianne Brown of Meridian and paternal grandparents, Lou Ella Brown and Willie Brown of Meridian.

            He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, James D. Brown and Jule Byrd and his great-grandmother, Willie Mae Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his great-grandmother Willie Mae Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            From OH Deaths: Deangelo Antoine Alford was born 27 Feb 1986. His father’s surname was Brown and his mother’s maiden name was Alford. He was African-American, had 2 years of college, and was never married.

 

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DALE CLARENCE ALFRED

 

Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home

Ravenna, Portage Co., OH—_____ November 2011

 

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            Dale Clarence Alfred, 95, of Atwater, formally of Struthers, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2011.

            Dale was born March 3, 1916 in Enid, Oklahoma to parents Albia and Rosetta Alfred. He enjoyed a career in flooring installation and was co-owner of Canfield Floors for many years. After retirement he spent time working part time at the Beloit IGA. Dale loved to golf, participating in many leagues over his lifetime and liked to bowl in his earlier years. He liked to play cards and really found enjoyment gardening and working in his yard.

            Surviving Dale is his sons: Richard (Sue) Alfred and Jerry (Lynn) Alfred and daughters: Carol (Mike) Estok and Sue (Gary) Prosser. Surviving also is his very special friend and companion, Shirley Biles. Dale also leaves his brother, Paul (Mae) Alfred, 9 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

            Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Wanda Alfred, his son, Kenneth Alfred, brothers: Stanley, Robert, and Carl, his sister, Marjorie.

            Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place at 3:00PM on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Atwater United Methodist Church, 6380 Waterloo Rd., Atwater with Reverend William Nicewarner officiating.

            Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com

            Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Atwater United Methodist Church. (Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DEBORAH E. “DEBBIE” ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Thursday, 9 June 2011

 

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            Deborah “Debbie” E. Alford, 60, transitioned peacefully from this life to her Eternal Home with the Lord on June, 4, 2011 at Meadville Medical Center in Pennsylvania surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with several illnesses.

            Deborah was born May 6, 1951 in Akron, Ohio to Mary Alford and the late Elias Alford, and was the eldest of seven siblings. She graduated from Central High School in 1970 and went on to study to be an LPN. She later returned to school and became an RN. Deborah worked for Summa Health Systems for 38 years, serving in her most recent position as an RN Renal Case Manager. She invested significant time, energy, and commitment to perfecting her gift of helping others through nursing. This is attested to by the awards and honors she received including being an Ohio Black Women’s Leadership Caucus (Akron Chapter) Honoree (2006), Summa’s Caring Award (2007), Nurse of the Week (various years) and other prestigious awards in her nursing field. Deborah’s passion in many ways was increasingly unmatched by others, and she had a heart that never failed to give. Deborah was also a faithful member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Elias Alford. She leaves to mourn her passing, mother, Mary Alford; sisters, Altermease “Missy” (Johnny) Marsh, Michelle (Leonard) Jones, all of Akron; sisters in Christ, Judy Sykes, Charlotte (Stanley) Davis; brothers, Sherry “Bo”, Felix Tyrone; Todd (Pam), all of Akron; Brad (Eileen) of California; nieces and nephews, Christopher, Jovan, Terrica, Jasmine, Lauren, Lindsay, Jadana, Kayla, Todd, Aubrey, Chandler, Paige, Joel; and a host of loving friends, family and co-workers!

            Funeral service will be held Friday at 12 Noon at Sommerville Funeral Services, 1695 Diagonal Road. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel, with Rev. Christine Smith officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 1652 Eagles Lane, 44306.

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Svoboda

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            Her lineage: Deborah 1951 OH1, Elias 1930 AL2, Bradfield 1903 AL3, Elias 1875 GA4.

 

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DIANE HALL ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday, 11 August 2006

 

            Diane Alford, Beloved mother of Roberta Hall-Trice. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 12, 10:30 a.m. at H.M. Martin Funeral Home 3856 East 131st St. [Cleveland] where family will receive friends one half hour before service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The H.M. Martin Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

            From OH Deaths: Diane Alford was born 14 Aug 1956 and died 5 Aug 2006 in Cleveland. Her father’s surname was Hall and her mother’s mother’s maiden name was Moore. She was African-American, divorced, and was cremated.

 

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DIANE KATHLEEN HARRIS ALFORD

 

MORNING JOURNAL

Lorain, Lorain Co., OH—Wednesday, 8 June 2011

 

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LORAIN—Diane Kathleen Alford (nee: Harris), 66 years of age, and a resident of Galloway, passed away June 6, 2011 at her son’s home.

            She was born May 8, 1945 in Amherst, Ohio. Diane was raised and had made her home in Amherst and attended Marion L. Steel. She had recently moved to Galloway and had resided with her son for the last thirteen years.

            Diane was employed as a painter and eventually a driver for Crown Steel of Lorain for twenty years before retiring in 1988. She was very social and loved spending time with her community of friends and family. Diane enjoyed traveling to see her grandchildren and camping.

            Survivors include her sons Ronnie Alford and his wife Kimberly of Missouri City, Texas, Brian Alford and his wife Erin of Port Washington, Ohio; Robert Alford and his partner Steve of Galloway; her grandchildren Brody, Moss, Alaina and Brianna; her brothers George Harris, Thomas Harris, and John Noles all of Lorain, Robert Noles of Carrollton, Georgia; her sisters Judy Lengyel and Patricia Heinzerling both of Lorain, Norma Kelley of Galloway.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-nine years Bobby Ray Alford on April 19, 2000; her brothers Bill and Raymond Harris; and by her parents George and Dorothea Harris Noles (nee: Brucker); and her step-father John Noles, Sr.

            Friends may call Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.

            The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society ; North Regional Office; 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.

            Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Diane Kathleen Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Trosper, Knox Co., KY.

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

 

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DIANNIA B. ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—14 August 2008

 

            Alford, Diannia B. 63 of Dayton, Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Private services. Marker & Heller Funeral Homes, Huber Heights Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DIXIE ALFORD

 

MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL

Middletown, Butler Co., OH—Tuesday, 19 December 2006

 

            Alford, Dixie Age 85 of Middletown, passed away December 17, 2006 at the Garden Manor Nursing Home.

            She was born and raised in Middletown, Ohio, the daughter of Henry and Julie (Clark) Alford. Dixie worked at Gibson Card Company in Cincinnati, Ohio for 43 years, retiring in 1984. She belonged to AARP and Senior Citizens group of Middletown.

            She is survived by her two nieces, Barbara Timberman of Franklin Township, Oleama Elam of Simi Valley, California; three nephews, Robert O’Dell, Jr. of Middletown, Michael Alford of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ross Egleston of Columbus, Ohio; and several great nieces and great nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Beatrice Powell, Lexie Egelston, Louise O’Dell and Deweese Alford.

            Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday at the Breitenbach-McCoy-Leffler Funeral Home.... Burial will be at the Arlington Memorial Gardens, Mt. Healthy, Ohio.

 

Photo from Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kevin Guy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dixie Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 16 Oct 1921, last residence Middletown, Butler Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Dixie Alford, white, divorced, died 17 Dec 2006. Her father’s surname was Alford and her mother’s maiden name was Clark.

 

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DONALD EVANS “ROCK” ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Sunday, 13 April 2014

 

            Alford, Dr. Donald Evans “Rock”—Dr. Alford, longtime Hamilton veterinarian, passed away April 10, 2014 at University of Cincinnati, West Chester Hospital. Rock valiantly fought an eight month battle with a rare liver cancer. The love of his wife and two sons lifted Rock throughout his illness and they were with him as he peacefully passed.

            Rather than focus on his illness, Rock chose to handle his diagnosis with determination and motivation to regain his health. He focused on family, friends, and planning for the future. He continued embracing life, looked forward to returning to his beloved profession, and pushed forward with the same gusto for which Rock was known.

            Dr. Alford was born March 12, 1951 in Hamilton, Ohio to Elmer R. Alford and Eileen L. Alford. He was educated in Butler County where he was a standout athlete. As a young boy he dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and spent his college years fulfilling his dream. He received his undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University. In l976 upon graduation, he returned to Butler County with his bride, Sharon Ann, to practice at The West Side Animal Clinic. Throughout his 37 years of practice he remained passionately committed to animal health. He was a well-respected clinician and surgeon amongst both peers and loyal clients. He was actively involved in the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, Butler-Warren Veterinary Medical Association of which he was president for several years; as well as state and national affiliations in his profession. He also belonged to several organizations supporting preservation of animal habitats, and supported organizations promoting land, water and soil conservation.

            Rock loved life, family, friends, sports, and nature. He traveled extensively with many more travel goals for the years ahead. He especially loved Ireland and shared his love of the Emerald Isle with Sharon, Marcus and Jon. He also enjoyed golfing in Ireland and Scotland with his cherished golf buddies.

            He had a wide range of friends, especially enjoying his beloved OSU Veterinarian reunions each year and his longtime Sunday golf group. Rock’s focus on the positive and best in people, his wit and spirited laugh, and his energy for hard work and play will be missed by many.

            Rock was preceded in death by his parents.

            He is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann, son Marcus Evans of Chicago, son Jonathan Ryan of Singapore, and sister Deborah Jean of Lexington.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:30 AM at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N. W. Washington Blvd. Hamilton with Rev. Grant Montgomery officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 16 from 3 PM to 8 PM at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers, please consider donations for a scholarship fund established in Rock’s name. Memorials may be mailed to OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Attn: Danielle Ford, 1900 Coffey Rd. Columbus, OH 43210. Checks may be made out to OSU Foundation with Dr. Donald Alford’s name written on the memo line.

            Rock’s family wishes to express the utmost of gratitude to the exceptional medical team providing treatment, encouragement, and support at the UC Barrett Cancer Center. A special heart-felt thank-you to Dr. Olugbenga Olowokure for his compassion, dedication and determination to promote healing in every way. He told Rock “the boxing gloves are on” and that’s the way they worked together throughout. Elizabeth Miyagawa, clinical research coordinator, will always be cherished for the encouragement, devotion, and respect she showed Rock every step of the way. We thank the entire Hematology/Oncology team at UC Hospitals for their excellent care.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Elmer R. Alford and Eileen L. Brubaker Alford Schroer Morrison, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – d. 1890 Kentucky.

            His lineage: Donald Evans 1951 OH1, Elmer R. 1925 OH2, Raymond Charles 1895 KY3, Alvin 1871 KY4, James Henry 1839 OH5, John William 1811 England6, John about 1783 England7, John 1759 England8, Edward 1725 England9, Robert bef 1699 England10.

 

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DONNIE RAY ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 28 June 1968

 

            Donnie Ray Alford, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Alford of Cleveland, formerly of St. Albans, died Thursday in a Cleveland hospital. The body will arrive at the Curry Funeral Home at Alum Creek today.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his sister Jannie Ann Alford in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY A. HARRISON ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday, 21 July 2000

 

            Dorothy A. Alford, 78, a former practical nurse and school custodian who entertained WOBL AM/1320 radio listeners with her jokes, died Sunday at her home in Elyria [Lorain Co.].

            She used to call the Oberlin radio station to share jokes, stories and comments with the disc jockeys while they were on the air. Her popularity prompted Jeff Vietzen, known as “Vietz” of the “WOBL Morning Show,” to take her to the Lorain County Fair to spin a few yarns. Her jokes, which she told with the enthusiasm of a professional comedian, were not as memorable as her laugh.

            “When Dorothy laughed, her heart was laughing, and everybody else’s face would light up,” Vietzen said. “She would start laughing so hard at her own joke. It would come out from her toes all the way up and through her mouth. She would laugh continuously for like 10 or 15 seconds. People would get the biggest kick out of this.”

            Mrs. Alford was a founding member of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Elyria, where she sang in the Senior Choir, taught Sunday school and organized programs. Mrs. Alford, president of the Ladies Auxiliary, often called folks who were ill, shut-in or staying in nursing homes to pray with them and lift their spirits.

            “Everybody loved her at all the nursing homes,” said the Rev. Reginald Winbush, retired pastor of Good Shepherd. “She was a real ambassador for the Lord.”

            Mrs. Alford, whose maiden name was Harrison, was born in Petersburg, Va., and grew up in Pittsburgh. The Peabody High School graduate studied nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.

            After coming to Greater Cleveland 53 years ago, she was a nurse at hospitals in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. She later worked in the custodial department of the Elyria schools for 15 years before retiring in 1986.

            She was a past secretary for the 13th Congressional District Caucus.

            Her husband, Paul, died in 1987. They had been married 39 years.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter, Sharryll Alford Winbush of Elyria; a stepson, James M. Carter of Bloomington, Ind.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Good Shepherd Church, 244 E. 9th St., Elyria. Carter Funeral Home of Elyria is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy A. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 9 June 1922, last residence Elyria, Lorain Co., OH.

 

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DOROTHY MAE BALL CONIGLIO ALFORD

 

CANTON REPOSITORY

Canton, Stark Co., OH—Thursday, 29 July 1948

 

DOVER [Tuscarawas Co.]—Mrs. Dorothy Coniglio Alford, wife of Percy Alford of 427 W. 7th st, died Wednesday [July 28] in Union Hospital following an illness of one month. She was 49.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Kokomo, Ind. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church here.

            Surviving are her husband; a son, Joseph Coniglio of the residence; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Bradburn of Granger, Ind., Mrs. George Beatty of Anderson, Ind., and Mary Ball of Dover, and a brother, John Ball of Anderson, Ind.

            A requiem High Mass will be sung in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Lewis funeral home in Dover Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

FAG photo requested 4/28/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: Dorothy’s death certificate [FamilySearch.org] says she was born 20 July 1899 in Kokomo, Howard Co., IN, the daughter of John Ball and Emma Blessing.

 

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DOROTHY MARIE HUFF ALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Wooster, Wayne Co., OH—Thursday, 26 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Dorothy M. Alford, 86, of Rittman, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 2002, at Smithville-Western Care Center.

            Services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman.... Burial will be at Rittman Cemetery.

            Friends may call one hour prior to the services, where Order of Eastern Star services will be held at 2:15 p.m.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525-A Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

            Online guest registration and condolences may be sent to www.legacy.com.

            She was born Aug. 20, 1916, in Wayne County, W.Va., to Alvis and Zella (Rice) Huff and married J. Earl Alford. He died in 1995.

            She lived most of her life in Rittman and was formerly employed at Borg Warner and Sun Rubber.

            She was a member of Rittman First Baptist Church and Wadsworth Order of Eastern Star Chapter 102.

            Surviving are children, Eugene (Phyllis) Alford and Charlene (Harv) Shook, both of Rittman, Barbara (Dean) Wagner of Wadsworth and Deb Fugitt of Wildwood, Fla.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy H. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 20 Aug 1916, last residence Rittman, Wayne Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jewell Earl Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Maurice Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Dorothy Marie Alford was born in WV. Her father’s surname was Huff and her mother’s maiden name was Rice.

 

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DOVIE MARIE DUNCAN WILSON ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—11 October 2006

 

            Wilson-Alford Dovie Marie. Loving wife of Charles J. Alford Jr.; beloved mother of Wesley, Jr. (Bridgette) and Robert (Melinda) Wilson; dear sister of Mack (Mary), Andrew, Gertrude and Eugene (Brenda) Duncan, Gladys Peters and Ophelia Wilson, fond step-daughter of Michelle (Mike) Harris; also survived by four grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

            Passed away October 9, 2006 at age 66. Funeral Services 11 A.M. Friday at New Vision Baptist Church, 3851 Montgomery Rd. Ave. Visitation 10-11 A.M. at the church. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to thompsonhalljordan.com.

FAG photo requested 4/13/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dovie M. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 19 Oct 1939, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Dovie Marie Wilson-Alford was African American, married, father’s surname Duncan, mother’s maiden name Jones.

            Oak Hill Cemetery records say she was born in Monticello, KY, the daughter of Andrew Duncan and Sarah Jones. Her second husband was Charles Alford Jr.

                   

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DWEESE “AL” ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—15 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Dweese “Al” Alford, 75, of Colerain Township, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2003. Funeral services were held on Thursday at Paul R. Young Funeral Home at 7345 Hamilton Avenue in Mt. Healthy.

            Survivors include his son Mike (Kimberly) Alford; grandchildren, Adam Michael and Rachel Christine Alford; and his sister, Dixie Alford.

            His wife, Helen Atwood Alford, preceded him in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dweese Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 12 July 1927, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Dweese Alford, white, widowed, was born in Middletown, Butler Co., OH. His father’s surname was Alford and his mother’s maiden name was Meadow.

 

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EARL C. ALFORD

 

Earl C. Alford and his wife, Mary Jane Golden Milton Alford

From Cathy Corbitt – used with permission

Cathy@imcjax.com Fleming Island,FL (904) 215-0415 - sent by Carson Jackson (half brother, not related to Earl Alford). Not sure what kind they were. He got them from Maxine Alford, Earl’s sister in law.

 

ELYRIA CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM

Elyria, Lorain Co., OH—Monday, 6 November 1989

 

            Earl C Alford, 56, Ford auto-worker was pronounced dead Saturday [November 4] at Amherst Hospital after apparently suffering a heart attack in his Amherst home.

            Born and raised in Trosper [Knox Co.], Ky., he resided 40 years in Amherst. Mr Alford was employed 28 years at Ford Assembly Plant, Lorain. He enjoyed fishing and riding motorcycles.

            Survivors include his wife Mary Jane (nee Golden) to whom he was married 23 years; a daughter, Susan Calvert of Amherst; a stepdaughter, Judy Lawson of Artemus, Ky.; a stepson, Robert Milton of Martinsburg, W. Va.; six grandchildren; brothers, Thomas of Vermilion, and Bob of Amherst; and sisters Leona Shaver of Columbus, Joyce Sullivan of Falls Church, Va., Frances Fitzgerald and Cathy Houser, both of Warren, Mich., and June Rozsos of Apache Junction, Ariz.

            Family will receive friends 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. Tuesday at Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The Rev. Joseph R. Foster, pastor of St. Peter United Church of Christ Amherst, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Lorain Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Sexton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Jane Golden Milton Alford; and brother Robert Ray Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Frances N. Alford Fitzgerald in Florida Obituaries.

            From OH Deaths: Earl C. Alford, white, married, was born 15 Apr 1933 in KY. His father’s surname was Alford.

            Earl was the son of Cecil Alford (26 Sep 1914, Knox Co. KY–13 Sep 1974, Pasco Co. FL) and Mossie Frederick (26 Sep 1909 KY–18 Feb 1970). They are both buried in Evergreen Cemetery, where Earl and Mary are buried.

            Cecil’s name is “Ceciel W. Alford” on his gravestone. From FL Deaths: Cecil Alford died 13 Sept 1974 in Pasco Co., FL, age 59. From Florida Death Index, 1877–1998 (Ancestry.com): Cecil Alford died 13 Sept 1974 in Pasco Co., FL, age 59.

            Cathy Corbitt, born in 1956, is the daughter of Earl C. Alford and Fannie Rice Roard.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            His lineage: Earl C. 1933 KY1, Cecil W. 1914 KY2, William 1882 KY3, Tarlton 1863 KY4, Daniel Lunsford 1830 NC5, John 1806 NC6, Achilles 1772 NC or VA7, John ???? VA8.

 

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EDNA BELLE “PAT” ALFORD

 

WESTERN STAR

Lebanon, Warren Co., OH—Thursday, 9 October 2008

 

            Alford, Edna Belle “Pat” 66, of Dayton, OH died Friday, Oct. 3. Service Friday October 10 at 2pm Deerfield Cemetery. Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Saturday, 4 October 2008

 

            Alford, Edna Pat Belle 66, of Dayton, Fri. Oct. 3, 2008. Services 2 P.M. Fri. Oct. 10, Deerfield Cemetery, South Lebanon. (Oswald-Hoskins FH, Lebanon)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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EDNA LEE ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday, 28 June 1996

 

            Edna L. Alford loved working with children. She was assigned to 10 Cleveland elementary schools during the 29 years she was an assistant teacher. Although she did not have a bachelor’s degree, she was considered a true educator for her ability to inspire children.

            She retired in February from John W. Raper Elementary School on the East Side because she was ill with lung cancer.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday [June 25] at the Hospice of the Western Reserve. She was 60.

            She was born in Bishopville, S.C., where she was baptized at Bethel A.M.E. Church. She moved to Cleveland 39 years ago and joined Everlasting Baptist Church. She was a doorkeeper and a member of the Usher Board.

            Mrs. Alford worked at several jobs, but her interest in children prompted her to earn a teaching assistant’s certificate. Her longest assignment was at Forest Hill Parkway Elementary School.

            Mrs. Alford also had a talent for arranging flowers. She served as a decorator for weddings, banquets and other events. She had a bed of 30 rose plants in her garden. She also enjoyed craft work and making silk flowers. She had an extensive collection of elephant figurines.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by daughters, Janie Yvonne of Richmond Heights, Carlean of Cleveland and Brenda Alford-Daniels of South Euclid; two grandchildren; and a brother.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Everlasting Baptist Church, 12205 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland.

            Arrangements are being handled by the E.F. Boyd & Son funeral home of Cleveland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Edna Lee Alford, single, never married [?], African American, was born 7 Apr 1936 in SC, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Byrd.

 

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EDNA MAY BRICKLES ALFORD

 

DAILY RECORD

Wooster, Wayne Co., OH—8 June 2010

 

WOOSTER—Edna May Alford, 89, of Wooster, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at Wooster Community Hospital.

            There will be no services. Roberts Funeral Home, Sherwood Chapel, Wooster, is handling arrangements. Online tributes may be made at www.robertsfuneralhome.com.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, Utah 84741-5000.

            Edna was born May 9, 1921, in Bedford to William and Myra Hazel (Brewer) Brickles.

            She worked in a factory during WWII, and then ran a home for mentally handicapped children until her retirement. Edna was a very talented crafter and doll maker, and loved to read mystery novels.

            Edna will be deeply missed by a son, William (Randa) Alford of Wooster; and a grandson, Casey (Rose) Kraftick.

            She was preceded in death by a brother, William.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna May Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Wooster, Wayne Co., OH.

 

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EDWARD MORSE ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—31 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Edward M. Alford died on Wednesday, March 27, 2002. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Cecilia Church in Oakley on Monday, April 1. George H. Rohde and Son Funeral Home of Mt. Lookout handled arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was a retired Cincinnati fireman with Engine Company #46 in Hyde Park.

            Surviving are his wife, Alberta Schomberg Alford and his children, Thomas E. (Vonda) Alford, Elaine Hughes, Jerry (Carol) Alford, Sharon (John) Leake, and the late Fred Alford. Seventeen grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren also survive him.

 

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Photo from Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery, Hamilton Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward M. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 28 July 1913, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Alberta Schomberg Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Edward M. Alford, white, married, was born in Clermont Co., OH, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Prine.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Edward Morse 1913 OH1, Thomas Morse 1889 AL2, Benjamin Franklin 1859 AL3, William 1827 GA4, John C. 1782 ?? 5.

 

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EILEEN L. BRUBAKER ALFORD SCHROER MORRISON

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—18 June 2011

 

            Morrison, Eileen L. Age 85 of Hamilton now ever present with the Lord from June 16, 2011.

            She was born January 13, 1926 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of Evans and Esther (Conold) Brubaker. Her union to Elmer R. Alford blessed them with Deborah J. Alford and Dr. Donald (Sharon) Alford.

            Eileen was widowed by Raymond Schroer and George Morrison. Eileen graduated from Hamilton High School, the Class of 1944.

            Her happiness was in her Lord and Savior. She also enjoyed her loving family, gardening, volunteering, traveling, and fellowship with many friends. Eileen was a member of the Yankee Road First Church of God.

            She leaves behind her children, Deborah Jean Alford of Lexington, KY, and Dr. Donald (Sharon) Alford of Hamilton, OH; grandchildren, Marcus E. Alford, and Jonathan R. Alford; niece, Marilyn (Steve) Verbeck and nephew, Douglas (Marcia) Pemberton; aunt granny to Kristin and Justin Verbeck and David and Adam Pemberton; step-children, Ritch (Linda) Morrison and Libby Lucas; and step-sister, Betty Davis.

            Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Raymond Schroer and George Morrison; dear sister Shirley Pemberton; step-mother Hazel Brubaker; and step-sister, Joyce Alvey.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Rose Hill Burial Park Chapel with Pastor Kevin Collins officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Yankee Road First Church of God, 3029 Yankee Road, Middletown, OH 45044 or Hospice of Hamilton. The Avance Funeral Home & Crematory, Fairfield is serving the family. Condolences may be sent at www.avancefuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eileen L. Morrison (SS# issued in OH), last residence Hamilton, Butler Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Elmer R. Alford; her

 

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ELEANOR A. ALFORD HOOVER

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—12 October 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Eleanor A. Hoover (nee Alford), age 85, beloved wife of the late D. Paul Hoover, loving stepmother of Eileen Schafer, dear aunt of Joanne Alford Laessig, and sister of the late Francis Alford.

            Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association....

            Funeral mass Monday, Oct. 14, at St. Ann’s Church at 1PM. Interment, All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the Joseph C. Shutlte & Mahon-Murphy Funeral Home, 4090 Mayfield Road, South Euclid....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eleanor A. Hoover (SS# issued in OH) was born 15 Sept 1911, last residence North Royalton, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Eleanor A. Hoover, white, widowed, died 11 Oct 1996 in North Royalton, Cuyahoga Co. She was born in NY, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Longshore.

 

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ELIAS ALFORD, JR.

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—28 August 2005

 

            Elias Alford went to his eternal rest on August 24, 2005 at Akron General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

            He was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Roanoke, Ala., where his first job was working as a milk dairy deliverer. He also helped his father build his childhood home.

            He married at the age of 21 to Mary Dell Ferrell of Roanoke, Ala. He later moved to Akron, Ohio in 1953 where he obtained his first job at Dutch Folk Chevrolet and made $25 a week. Mr. Alford worked and retired from Seal Master as a supervisor with 24 years of service.

            He treasured his time refurbishing his 1960 Chevy Bel-Air and entering car show competitions. He was a member of AARP, The Saint Vincent De Paul Society. He enjoyed hanging out with friends at Krispy Kreme Donut Shop and McDonald’s on West Market. He took great pride and joy in giving nicknames to his seven children and grandchildren (ex.: Boot, Tunk, Missy, Bo, Pooter, Auky Boy and Manny.)

            He was preceded in death by parents, Beulah and Bradfield Alford; sister, Francis Robinson.

            He is survived by wife, Mary Alford of 53 years; sister, Mary Jo Rowland; daughters, Deborah Alford, Michelle (Leonard) Jones, Altermease “Missy” (Johnny) Marsh, all of Akron; sons, Sherry “Bo”, Felix Tyrone, Brad (Eileen), Todd (Pam); grandchildren, Christopher, Jovan, Jasmine, Terrica, Lauren, Lindsay, Jadana, Kayla, Todd, Aubrey, Chandler, Joel; five great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of loving friends and family.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 12 Noon at Sommerville Funeral Services, 1695 Diagonal Rd.... Interment at Glendale Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Svoboda

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elias J. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary “Maedell” Adminson Alford; and daughter Deborah E. “Debbie” Alford in this compilation.

            Elias’s father Bradfield Alford’s SSDI record says he was born 24 Oct 1903 and died _____ March 1980, last residence Roanoke, Randolph Co., AL, last benefit paid to Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            OH Deaths lists Bradfie Alford, born 1906 in AL and died 15 March 1980 in Akron, Summit Co., OH. His race is non-white, and his marital status is widowed.

            The Higgins Family Tree on Ancestry.com lists Bradfield’s parents as Elias Alford and Dora Green.

            His lineage: Elias 1930 AL1, Bradfield 1903 AL2, Elias 1875 GA3.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFRED

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Wednesday, 29 April 2009

 

 

            Elizabeth “Ms. Pig” Alfred, age 77, passed Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Grant Medical Center. Born February 7, 1932 in Greensboro, N.C. Member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Retired from Cambridge Park Apartments. Preceded in death by parents Henry and Mary Crawley, brother James Crawley, sisters Ruby Warner, Louise McDonald, husbands Harvey Butler and Herschel Alfred. Survived by daughters, Kathy Battle, Susan Butler, Crystal Powell, all of Columbus; step-children, Hattie Chever and Frank (Vivian) Tucker both of Columbus and Annie Ridges of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Walter Crawley Sr.; host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including dear friend, Beatrice Ray.

            Service 12Noon Thursday, April 30, 2009, Chapel of the Wayne T. Lee Funeral Service, 1370 E. Main St. Pastor G. Thomas Turner, Officiating. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until time of service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth Alfred (SS# issued in OH), last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

 

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ELIZABETH GRACE ESTHER ALFRED

 

DAILY RECORD

Wooster, Wayne Co., OH—3 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Elizabeth Grace Esther Alfred, 7 week old daughter of Adam and Holly (Jenkins) Alfred, died Sunday, July 2, 2000, at Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron. Services were held Tuesday at Murry Funeral Home in Creston with burial at Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.

            She was born May 10, 2000 in Canton to Adam and Holly Alfred.

            Survivors include her parents and grandparents, Phillip and Margery Jenkins of Creston, Roger and Bonnie Alfred of Lakeville, and Edith Edward Vaughn of Congress; great-grandmother, Chole Alfred of West Virginia; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

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ELMER R. ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Friday, 10 February 2012

 

            Alford, Elmer R.—Elmer was born October 31, 1925 in Hamilton, Ohio to Raymond and Annabell (Abney) Alford. Elmer graduated from Hamilton High School class of 1944. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He spent two years in the South Pacific. Upon his return he worked at Champion Papers for 42 years retiring in 1988. Elmer was a life time member of the V.F.W., Am Vets Post 1983, Monkey Mutual Aid Society, Eagles #407, and the American Legion. He was also a member of the Hamilton Boat Club.

            He is survived by his son, Dr. Donald E. Alford (Rock) and wife Sharon; grandsons, Marcus and Jon Alford; and his daughter, Deborah Jean Alford of Lexington, Kentucky. He also leaves step daughter-in-law, LuAnn Farmer and step-grandchildren, Suzette (Kim) Wentz, Robin Dole and Robert (Angie) Farmer. Elmer also leaves to cherish his memory long-time loving friend, Pat Hildebrand along with her family.

            Elmer was blessed with many devoted friends. His family and friends will hold his memory near.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Lula Alford; his parents, a special aunt; Lottie Alford; brothers, Raymond and Alvin and his step-son, Robert C. Farmer.

            Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Weigel Funeral Home, 980 NW Washington Blvd., Hamilton, Ohio with Rev. Edwin Beck officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Hamilton and the Fifth Floor Staff of Fort Hamilton Hospital for their care.

            Memorials may be given to Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45013 in his memory. On line condolences are available at www.weigelfuneralhome.com.

FAG photo requested 5/4/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Elmer R. Alford (SS# issued in OH) and list his death date as 8 Feb 2012, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Eileen L. Brubaker Alford Schroer Morrison; son Donald Evans “Rock” Alford; and brother Alvin Leslie Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – d. 1890 Kentucky.

            His lineage: Elmer R. 1925 OH1, Raymond Charles 1895 KY2, Alvin 1871 KY3, James Henry 1839 OH4, James Henry 1839 OH4, John William 1811 England5, John about 1783 England6, John 1759 England7, Edward 1725 England8, Robert bef 1699 England9.

 

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ELOISE ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—21 April 2013

 

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            Eloise Alford, 66, of Cleveland, loving mother of Melvin and Michael Alford, dear sister of Johnny Bryant.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, at Mt. Gillion Missionary Baptist Church, 7025 Cedar Ave., at 10:00 a.m., family will receive friends one half hour prior to funeral. Viewing Friday, 1 - 7 p.m., at Charles Taylor Funeral and Cremation Service, 21900 Euclid Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ELOISE ALFORD HANKS

 

DELTA DEMOCRAT TIMES

Greenville, Washington Co., MS—25 March 2007

 

BATAVIA, Ohio—Eloise Hanks, 85, of Batavia, Ohio, and formerly of Rosedale, Miss., died on Jan. 18, 2007. Arrangements were handled by E.C. Nurre Funeral Home, Amelia, Ohio.

            Eloise Hanks was the wife of the late Milton Hanks, mother of Peggy Rinard (Lanny) and the late Jimmy A. Hanks; grandmother of Elizabeth Eloise Montgomery, Peggy Davis, Joni Rangel, Jamie Simms, the late Jimmy A. Tarver and nine great-grandchildren; sister of Virginia Hort and Theodore Alford.

            If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eloise A. Hanks (SS# issued in MS) was born 25 Aug 1921, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            Eloise is buried in Beulah Cemetery, Beulah, Bolivar Co., MS, where her husband, James Milton Hanks (1915–1994) is also buried.

 

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EMILY LOU ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—12 August 1979

 

            Emily Lou Alford, 76, was a librarian with the Cleveland Public Library from 1926 until her retirement in 1973. Miss Alford died Thursday of cancer at Hanna House of University Hospitals.

            Miss Alford was a native of Georgia. She was graduated in 1926 from Emory University in Atlanta with a degree in library science and moved to Cleveland soon after.

            Miss Alford was a children’s librarian at the Hough and Perkins public library branches until she was made head of the lending department at the main library downtown. She remained at that position until her retirement.

            Miss Alford is survived by brothers George and James.

            Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Newbury United Community Church, 14916 Auburn Center Rd.

 

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PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—10 August 1979

 

            Emily Lou Alford, retired librarian, Cleveland Public Library. Beloved sister of George of Novelty, Ohio, and James of Georgia. Dear aunt of Edward and Alan Alford.

            Graveside services on Monday, August 13 at 2 p.m. at Newbury Center Cemetery. Newbury, Ohio. Memorial services at Newbury Community Church Auburn Center Rd., Newbury, on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Newbury High School Library fund in memory of Emily Lou Alford, or to a charity of your choice.

            Arrangements by The Maher-Melbourne Funeral Home, 382-4500.

 

Photo from Newbury Center Cemetery, Newbury Center, Geauga Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Light

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emily Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 14 Oct 1903 and died _____ Aug 1979, last residence Novelty, Geauga Co., OH.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Thursday, 7 March 1985

 

            Mrs. Ethel Alford, 87, formerly of Ewing Street, died Tuesday [March 5] in the Extended Care Center of Toledo.

            Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Evelyn McLendon.

            Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Forest Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 20 Apr 1897, last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Ethel Alford, widowed, “non-white,” was born in 1898 in AL.

 

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EUGENE FRED ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-HERALD

Willoughby, Lake Co., OH—Monday, 7 March 2005

 

            Eugene F. Alford, 70, of Sabina, died Saturday (March 5, 2005) at Clinton Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Bush Alford. They were married March 11, 1955.

            Mr. Alford was born Aug. 4, 1934, in Elizabethtown, N.C., son of Boyd Raleigh and Joanna Elizabeth Canon Alford. He retired from Rickenbaker Air Force Base as a master sergeant with the Ohio National Guard, where he served for more than 35 years. He also served for four years of active duty with the U.S. Air Force. In 2003, he retired from the Wilmington City Cab Service after 15 years. He was a member of the Hillsboro Church of God of Prophecy and the Sabina Senior Citizens.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Vanessa (Tim) Walls of New Vienna and Larry (Abby) Alford of Sabina; two grandchildren, Angela Nicole (Scott) Stein of Dayton and Kara Elizabeth Alford of Sabina; a great-granddaughter, Ambika Paige Shoemaker; and two sisters, Margaret Byrd and Geneva Williams, both of Laurel Hill, N.C.

            Funeral services will be held 1 p.m.. Thursday at Littleton Funeral Home, 104 N. Jackson St., Sabina. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. For more information, visit the funeral home’s Web site at www.littletonfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene F. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Sabina, Clinton Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Eugene Fred Alford, white, married, was born 4 Aug 1934, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Canon.

 

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FANNIE MAE DANCY ALFRED

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—6 September 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Fannie Mae Alfred, 52, of 1125 Central Avenue, passed away at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney [Shelby Co.], Ohio. Mrs. Alfred was involved in an automobile accident in which her daughter, Mrs. Virtaree Brown was also a fatality.

            A native of Hamner, Alabama, she had been a resident of Hamilton for six years. She was employed at Hudson Foods for eight years. Mrs. Alfred was a member of the Power of Deliverance Church in Middletown.

            Survivors include her mother, Mr. Bernice Stewart of Detroit, Michigan; two sons, Sterling C. Alfred of Toledo, Ohio and Levi Walker Alfred of Hamilton; one daughter Mrs. Mamie (Leonard) Armstead of Hohenfels, Germany;

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Fannie Mae Alfred, African American, divorced, was born 9 Sept 1943 and died 1 Sept 1996, father’s surname Dancy, mother’s maiden name Tiller. Virtaree Brown’s death record says she was born 29 July 1961 in Cincinnati, father’s surname Wagner, mother’s maiden name Tiller.

 

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FREEDA MAE ALFORD SALMONS

 

Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home

East Palestine, Columbiana Co., OH—_____ January 2013

 

 

NEGLEY [Columbiana Co.], OH—Freeda Mae Salmons, 78, State Line Road, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Saturday [January 5] at her residence following a lengthy illness.

            Mrs. Salmons was born August 17, 1934 in Lincoln Co., WV, a daughter of the late Van and Fannie Workman Alford, and had resided in the Negley area since 2001, coming from West Virginia.

            Her husband, William A. Salmons, whom she married October 5, 1952, preceded her in death on November 26, 2000. A son, Larry E. Salmons, and two daughters, Dreama and Rebecca, six brothers, and three sisters, had also preceded her in death.

            She is survived by three daughters, Kitty Mazur, Willodene Mackall, and Leanna Davis, all of West Virginia; and three sons, William A. and Raymond N. Salmons, both of West Virginia, and Clinton Salmons, East Liverpool. She also leaves a sister, Estellene Neace, Idaho; twenty five grandchildren, and twenty-eight great grandchildren.

            Friends will be received at the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine, OH from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, and the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., where friends will be received one hour prior to the time of service on Tuesday at the Pinnacle Block Church in Julian, WV, with Chuck Gillispie, officiating.

            Burial will be in Sias Cemetery, Lincoln Co., WV. Local arrangements were with the Handley Funeral Home, Danville, WV.

 

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

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            Her lineage: Freeda Mae 1934 WV1, Sylvannus “Van” 1884 WV2, Adam A. 1841 WV3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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GARY ROSS HALFORD

 

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PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday, 27 October 2006

 

            Gary R. Halford, age 68. Passed away Oct. 26, 2006.

            Beloved husband of Pat; loving father of Kirk (Connie), Gwen Packert (Richard) and Shawn (Joan); brother of Donald; dear grandfather of Brian, Brendan, Colin, Drew, Grace and Rose.

            Visitation Sunday 2-5:30 P.M. at the Jardine Funeral Home, 14701 Pearl Rd., Strongsville. Funeral service to follow at 5:30 P.M.... Private Interment.

 

Photo from Strongsville Cemetery, Strongsville, Cuyahoga Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frank Orr

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gary R. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Dec 1937, last residence Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Faye S. Meyerholz Halford, in Illinois Obituaries.

            From OH Deaths: Gary Ross Halford, white, married, died at home in Strongsville, Cuyahoga Co., and was cremated. His father’s surname was Halford, mother’s maiden name Meyerholz.

            In 1940, Gary Halford, age 3 born IL, is living in Hurricane, Fayette Co., IL, with his parents, Herbert and Fay Halford, and brother Donald.

 

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GEORGE W. ALFORD, SR.

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Monday, 15 October 1990

 

            Alford, George W., Sr., 76, of Dayton, Saturday [October 13]. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Corrinthian Baptist Church. (House of Wheat, North Gettysburg Avenue).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 29 Nov 1913, last residence not listed.

            From OH Deaths: George W. Alford, African-American, was born 29 Nov 1913 in GA. He was widowed and had 4 years of college, occupation U.S. Postal Service.

 

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GEORGETTA KATHLEEN GUFFEY ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Wednesday, 19 April 2006

           

            Georgetta Kathleen Alford, 92, Milford [Clermont Co.], died April 3. She was a registered nurse instructor for Good Samaritan Hospital.

            Survived by sons Matthew and Theodore Alford; sister Frances Gibson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by parents George E. Guffey and Etta Virginia Stephens.

            Services were April 7 at Evans Funeral Home; Camp Dennison Cemetery.

 

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CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH— Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

            Alford, Kathleen, Wife of the late George Alford. Dear mother of Matthew D. and Theadore H. Alford. Grandmother of five, Great Grandmother of two. Sister of Frances Gibson. Monday April 3, 2006, Residence Camp Dennison [Hamilton Co.].

            Funeral Services Evans Funeral Home Milford Friday April 7 at 12 Noon. Visitation 11 A.M. until time of service Friday. www.evansfuneralhome.com

 

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Photo from Waldschmidt Cemetery, Camp Dennison, Hamilton Co., H—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Cusick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Georgetta Kathleen Guffey Alford was born 3 Apr 1914. She was widowed, had 4 years of college, and was white. She died on her birthday.

 

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GERALD CHRISTOPHER “JERRY” ALFRED, SR.

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—16 January 2011

 

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            Gerald Christopher “Jerry” Alfred Sr., 55, born August 17, 1955 in Columbus, Ohio, departed this life on Monday, January 10, 2011.

            Preceded in death by father Maurice T. Alfred Sr., maternal grandparents Percy and Geraldine Reynolds, paternal grandparents Napoleon and Rachel Rayford (Pete Alfred), and aunt Dolly Westbrook.

            He leaves his legacy of love to his daughter, Geneva Alfred-Thomas (Lance); sons, Adonis, Martinus and Christopher; step-daughter, Loretha Jackson; beloved mother, Barbara Alfred-Redd; stepfather, John Redd; brother, Maurice T. Alfred Jr. (Sharon); sister, Denise Martin; stepbrother, Shawn Alfred; former wife, Carletta Alfred; cherished grandchildren, Sean, Gene, N’yema, Taylor, Sloane, Sergil, Samir, Jamir, Kalyce and J’Cory; nieces, Darlene Phillips (Alphonso), Jerri Martin, and Shar-Reese Alfred; nephews, Robert Martin and Joseph Graves; cousins, William Young II, Bobby Young, (Habu Westbrook-deceased); and a host of great-nieces and nephews; cousins; other relatives; his special friends, Robert Slover, Kim, and JP; as well as “Everyone On The Block” and the Eastside of Columbus.

            Celebration of Life 2 p.m., Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in the chapel of Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service, 720 E. Long Street, where the family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the start of service. To sign the online memory book, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gerald Christopher Alfred (SS# issued in OH), last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

 

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GLADYS LAURA MORGAN ALFORD

 

[Although she died in OH, we are also including her obituary in West Virginia Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 4 January 1965

 

LEWISBURG [Greenbrier Co., WV]—Mrs. Gladys Alford, a former resident here died Saturday [January 2] at her home in Columbus, Ohio. She was 61 and had been ill for a long time.

            A former resident of Beckley, she was a member of West Park Methodist Church in Columbus.

            The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Lewisburg Methodist Church. The Rev. James Wright and the Rev. John W. Hollister will officiate and burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Barbara Holiday of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Tupper of San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Betty Goodwin of Ronceverte, Mrs. Patti Keeler of Columbus and Mrs. Doris Hudson of Ayer, Mass.; sons, Harry with the Air Force in Rome, N.Y., and Donald of Columbus; sisters, Mrs. Helen Morgan of Ronceverte, Mrs. Janet Martin and Mrs. Ina Poage of Covington, Va.; half sisters, Mrs. Wanda Morgan of Florida, Mrs. Vera Armentrout of Chimney Corner, Mrs. Faye Shafer of Organ Cave, Mrs. Bonnie Tingler of Covington, Va., Mrs. Ida Linn of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Jewell Johnson of Bluefield, Va.; half brothers, Richard Morgan of Covington, Va., and Charles Morgan of Oklahoma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Clark Lee Alford; and her daughter Barbara Lee Alford Holliday in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Betty Jean Alford Goodwin in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, who maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford.

            From OH Deaths: Gladys L. Alford was born in 1904 and died at her home on 2 Jan 1965 in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH. She was widowed.

 

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GRACE ELINOR POPP ALLFORD

 

Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home & Cremations Services

Waynesville, OH—____ August 2007

 

July 6th, 1916 - August 5th, 2007

 

            Allford, Elinor age 91 of Waynesville passed away Sun. Aug. 5, 2007 at her residence. Elinor was born July 6, 1916 to Lester George and Helen Popp in West Milton, OH.

            For over 50 years she was a member of the Waynesville United Methodist Church and the Miami Chapter OES. She was also a member of the Waynesville United Methodist Women, was a Sunday school teacher and worked as a hairdresser for several years, greatly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and enjoyed traveling with her husband and children in their earlier years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph in 2002, her parents, and step mom Leona Popp.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Ronnie R. and Bonnie Allford of KY; daughter Connie Arnold Gates of Waynesville; four grandchildren Terri (Glen) Doepel, Scott Arnold, Shawn (Amy) Allford, and Travis (Dini) Allford; and five great grandchildren Grant and Hunt Doepel, Tanner and Alyson Allford, and Noah Allford.

            Funeral services 1:00 PM Thurs. Aug. 9 at the Waynesville United Methodist Church. Burial Miami Valley Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends 5-8 PM Wed. at the church with a Miami Chapter OES service immediately following. Stubbs-Conner Funeral Home, Waynesville is serving the family. If desired, contributions may be made to the Methodist Church or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.stubbsconner.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Grace E. Allford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Waynesville, Warren Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ralph R. Allford, in this compilation.

 

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GWENDOLYN A. ALFORD HAWES

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Sunday, 8 May 2011

 

            Gwendolyn A. (Alford) wife of the late Larry Hawes, devoted mother of Michael D. (Deborah) Hawes, Paula (Richard) King & Merrilee (Bill) Carlin, dear grandmother of Matthew, Rachel & Nathaniel Hawes, Katherine E. King, Justin & Rebecca Carlin, May 6, 2011, residence Batavia, OH.

            Memorial Service at Anderson Hills United Methodist Church on Wednesday May 11 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, bless the charity of your choice. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family.

 

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T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home

Cincinnati, OH—_____ May 2011

 

Gwendolyn A. Hawes

Age: 80

Birth Date: June 8, 1930

Entered into Rest: May 6, 2011

Service: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:00 AM Anderson Hills United Methodist Church

Visitation: None

Cemetery: The Cincinnati Cremation Co.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gwendolyn A. Hawes (SS# issued in NY), last residence Batavia, Clermont Co., OH.

 

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HARRISON L. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Wednesday, 18 May 2005

 

            Harrison L. Alford, age 81, passed away Monday, May 16, 2005 at Columbus Healthcare Center. Army Veteran of WW II.

            Preceded in death by Pauline Alford.

            Survived by children, Roger (Carla), Susan Wooten, Richard (Elisa), Michael (Dawn); many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Family will receive friends Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cook & Son-Pallay Funeral Home, 1631 Parsons Ave., where service will follow at 1 p.m.... Interment Mifflin Twp. Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Mifflin Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Holle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harrison L. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 4 Apr 1924, last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Pauline Burris Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Harrison L. Alford, white, widowed, was born 4 Apr 1924, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Porth. He served in the Army.

 

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HARVEY ALFORD, JR.

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—11 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Harvey Alford, Jr., age 84, of Clayton [Montgomery Co.], Ohio, departed this life on Thursday, July 6, 2000. He was a native of Lanett [Chambers Co.], Alabama and had resided in Dayton for over fifty years. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey, Sr. and Hattie Alford; stepmother, Mary W. Alford; son, Robert L. Alford; and brother, Leonard Alford, Sr.

            Survivors include his wife, Minnie Alford; daughters Leona A. White, Dayton, Theresa L. Alford, Clayton, and Freda Z. (Mark) Winston; a son, Harvey Alford III; a sister, Mary Fannie Johnson, Chicago, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Ozella Williams and Eunice Weaver, both of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Robin C. and Leonita M. White, Mark S. Jr., and Maria L. Winston; and a great-grandson, Lavelle M. Hatcher.

            Services were held Wednesday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and burial at West Memory Gardens.

 

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Photo from West Memory Gardens Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, EAB Haney

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 20 Aug 1915, last residence Clayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Minnie Lee Moss Alford, in this compilation.

            Inscribed on their gravestone is “Married 11-15-1939.”

            This African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Lanett, Chambers Co., AL, p. 21B: Harvey Alford, truck driver for cotton mill, age 38 b. GA; his wife Mary, washerwoman, age 37 b. AL; and sons Harvey 14 and Leonard 12, both b. AL.

 

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HARVEY EDWIN ALFORD

 

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ELYRIA CHRONICLE-TELEGRAM

Elyria, Lorain Co., OH—Wednesday, 23 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

AMHERST—Harvey E. Alford, 77, of Amherst, died Tuesday [January 22] at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a brief illness.

            Born in Ashtabula, he had been a resident of Amherst since 1947. He graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1941 as class salutatorian where he was a member of the National Honor Society and lettered in football, basketball, and track. During high school, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 05, where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and also served as assistant scoutmaster for several years. He attended Hiram College for two years before serving the U.S. Navy during World War II.

            Mr. Alford attended Midshipman’s School, where he was commissioned ensign in the Naval Reserve in 1945. He taught celestial navigation and dead reckoning to potential LCI(L) skippers and underwent small boat training prior to the invasion of Japan. He served as first lieutenant at the Naval Ammunition Depot in Guam where he was in charge of a group of Chamorro Security Guards, the base electricians, carpenters, and general work details.

            After the war, he returned to Hiram, graduated with honors and received his bachelor’s degree in 1947 with majors in chemistry and mathematics and minors in physics and physical education. He was elected to Hiram Colleges’ Athletic hall of Fame and served four years on the Alumni Board of Trustees.

            Mr. Alford was employed in the research department of the Standard Oil Company as a research associate for 35 years before taking early retirement in 1982. During this time, he was the author of more than 40 U.S. patents and dozens of technical papers given before national meetings of professional societies. In 1977, he became a charter member of Sohio’s Investor’s Hall of Fame. He developed micro balloons, microscopic hollow hole-free spheres of glass that have been used on research submarines, on LEM moon explorers, and as a coating on stealth bombers and on the hull of one of the America’s Cup Sailboat entries. Also while working for Sohio Research, he designed, built, and successfully operated three pilot plants and one semi-commercial plant and earned his master’s degree from Western Reserve University in 1952.

            Harvey Alford was an accomplished photographer and acquired over 12,000 slides during his travels with his wife throughout the United States and Canada. He shared these slides with the residents of Anchor Lodge Assisted Living Center in the form of 45-minute travelogues on a weekly basis since 1992. He also had presented more extensive travelogues at Amherst Public Library for the past six years.

            He was a member of St. Peter’s Church of Christ in Amherst. He was a 50 -year member of the American Chemical Society and was on the Board of Directors of the Amherst Community Chest.

            Survivors include his daughter, Mary Alford of New York, son, Robert, of Amherst, and two granddaughters.

            His wife of 44 years, Yvonne McQueen Alford, in 1991, and his parents, Leon and Clara Dibell Alford, preceded him in death.

            Funeral services were held at Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Avenue, Amherst. A private interment was held at Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.

 

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MORNING JOURNAL

Lorain, Lorain Co., OH—Wednesday, 23 January 2002

 

HARVEY E. ALFORD, 77, ATHLETE AND INVENTOR

 

            He was born Aug. 30, 1924, in Ashtabula and lived in Amherst since 1947.

            In 1941 he graduated as salutatorian from Ashtabula High School, where he lettered in football, basketball and track and was a National Honor Society member. He was a member of Boy Scout Troop 5, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout with two palms and serving as assistant scoutmaster.

            He attended Hiram College for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II. He was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve in 1945, was promoted to lieutenant, taught navigation and served in the Pacific. In 1946 he returned to Hiram and finished his undergraduate degree, graduating with honors in 1947. He received a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1952. [He is listed in Western Reserve University’s commencement program for February 1951, receiving an MS in Chemistry.]

            Alford was elected to Hiram’s Athletic Hall of Fame and served for years on the college’s board of trustees.

            He retired in 1982 as senior research associate with Standard Oil Company after 35 years’ service. He had been elected a charter member of Sohio’s Inventors Hall of Fame in 1977 and during his career he received more than 40 U.S. patents and wrote a dozen technical papers presented at national meetings of professional societies. His accomplishments included development of microballoons—microscopic, hollow, hole-free glass spheres used as a coating on stealth bombers and on an America’s Cup racing sailboat and in manufacturing plastics.

            Alford was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Amherst and a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society, and had served on the board of the Amherst Community Chest. He enjoyed travel and photography and shared his slides at Anchor Assisted Living Center, Lorain, and the Amherst Public Library.

            Survivors include his daughter, Mary Alford of New York; son, Robert Alford of Amherst; and two granddaughters.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne (nee McQueen), in 1991, and parents, Leon and Clara (nee Dibell) Alford.

            Friends may call Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Garland-Misencik Funeral Home, 851 Park Ave., Amherst, where services will be Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Stephanie Bikel, pastor of Brownhelm United Methodist Church, will officiate. Private burial will be in Brownhelm Cemetery, Vermilion.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Amherst Public Library, 221 Spring St., Amherst 44001; or Hiram College Alumni Fund, P.O. Box 67, Hiram 44234.

 

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Photo from Brownheld Cemetery, Brownhelm, Lorain Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Sexton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harvey E. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Amherst, Lorain Co., OH.

            Harvey is listed on the 1930 census in Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH, p. 7A: John Dibbell, age 75; his wife Ada A. 69; daughter Florence J., single high school teacher 34; daughter Clara D. Alford, divorced high school teacher 38; and Clara’s son Harvey E. Alford 5. Harvey’s father was b. in MI.

            Leon E. Alford is listed on the 1930 census in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, p. 19A: Leon E. Alford, bookkeeper for lumber company, age 33 b. MI; his wife Gertrude C. 32 b. Canada. Leon’s age at first marriage was 26 and Gertrude’s was 29, indicating that Leon was married previously.

            His lineage from MarieAlford Family Tree (Ancestry.com): Hiram Edwin 1924 OH1, Leon 1895 MI2, Edward 1864 England3, Thomas 1838 England4, John 1800 England5.

 

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HAZEL LEE MECHUM ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Friday, 7 January 1994

 

            Hazel Lee Alford, age 96, of Navarre Ave., died Tuesday [January 4] in her home. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Rossford Eagles.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Paul; daughters, Dorothy Older and Betty Shimmel; and husband, Darrus.

            She is survived by her daughter, Donna J. Horvath; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, and care giver Marie Lagrange.

            Services will be conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Eggleston-Meinert Funeral Home, Coy Rd., where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment, Association Cemetery, Sylvania, OH.

 

Photo from Association Cemetery, Sylvania, Lucas Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dan Ewing

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 27 Apr 1897, last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her son Paul E. Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Hazel Lee Alford was born 27 Apr 1897 in OH. Her father’s surname was Mechum and her mother’s maiden name was Fultz.

            From her husband’s WWI Draft Registration: Darrus Alvern Alford was born 15 Aug 1893 in Bloomville, Seneca Co., OH.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’ lineage: Darrus Alvern 1893 OH1, Joseph Elsworth 1872 OH2, Isaac 1834 OH3, Oliver 1789 MA4, Elijah 1757 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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HAZEL M. SANDY ALFRED

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Thursday, 28 February 2008

 

            Hazel (Sandy) Alfred, 88, formerly of West Jefferson, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. She was born June 21, 1919 in Weston, West Virginia to John Harrison and Eva (Blake) Sandy.

            Hazel was an incredible and loving mother who was widowed and left to raise eight children after the death of her husband, Harry Alfred in 1960. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary Post 201 and attended the Baptist Church when she resided in West Jefferson.

            She is survived by her children, Linda Sharon (Don) Gibson of Ostrander, Ohio, Sue Ellen (John) Essner of Dover, Ohio, Mary Ann (Charles) Van Vlack of Hilliard, Eva Mae (Tom) Thiel of London, Beverly Jean (Ben) Theil of London, Harry Allen (Sherrie) Alfred of Columbus, Diana Lee (Randy) Norman of Grove City; brother, Lawrence Sandy of Mansfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Wesley (Debbie) Gibson, Lisa (Phil) Hughes, Donald (Kathy) Damron, Chris (Jennifer) Damron, Jennifer Michelle Damron, Eric Van Vlack, Chuck (Stacy) Van Vlack, Twana Van Vlack, John (Lisa) Thiel, Brad (Colleen) Thiel, Chad (Lori) Thiel, Belinda (Chris) Dunn, Amy (Donovan) Minnear, Paul (Nikki) Alfred, and Amber Alfred; twenty nine great-grandchildern.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harry Allen Alfred, daughter Kathryn (Kitty) Damron, sisters Mary Simons and Anna Lee Cox, brother Fred Sandy.

            The family invites friends to call at the Rader-Lynch and Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St., London, Friday from 4-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Saturday 11 a.m.... Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, West Jefferson....

 

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Waiting for permission from Eva – LM on bio page 5/4/2014

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hazel M. Alfred (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence London, Madison Co., OH.

 

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HEATHER MARIE ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Saturday, 17 October 1998

 

            Heather Marie Alford, age 26, of Grove City [Franklin Co.], on Wednesday, October 14, 1998 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center as a result of an auto accident. Heather was employed by Abbott Laboratories, Ross Products Division and was a former co-manager with The Kroger Co. Graduate of Grove City High School and Miami University. Member of Sigma Delta Phi Sorority.

            Survived by parents, Dee (Lenn) Black and Paul (Sharon) Alford; step-brother, Troy Osborne; grandfather, Dennis M. Cahill Sr.; uncles, Dennis M. (Connie) Cahill Jr., Dale (Bev) Alford; aunts, Kacy (Mark) Bonaventura, Helen Coyle, Loretta Graham; numerous loving cousins.

            Preceded in death by grandparents, Avanelle Cahill, Alice and Martin Alford.

            Friends may call Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad St. Prayer service Friday 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3710 Broadway, Grove City. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery….

 

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COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Saturday, 17 October 1998

 

            A funeral will be Saturday for a Grove City woman who died this week of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Tennessee.

            Heather Marie Alford, 26, died Wednesday in the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

            She had been admitted to the hospital after an Oct. 8 accident near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, a nursing supervisor said.

            Alford was a sales representative in the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories in Columbus and was a former co-manager with the Kroger Co.

            Alford’s aunt said she recently had been promoted and was en route to her new home in Atlanta when she crashed during heavy rain on I-75, just south of Williamsburg, Ky.

            “She hydroplaned, and her car hit the guardrail and spun out,” said Kacy Bonaventura of Columbus. A tractor-trailer then hit the car, Bonaventura said. Alford spent a week in the intensive-care unit and had spoken to her family, Bonaventura said.

            “She lived for a week. She was talking to us. We thought she was going to be OK,” Bonaventura said.

            Alford graduated from Grove City High School and Miami University of Ohio, where she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau sorority.

            “She was just a very energetic and determined girl,” her aunt said. “She was one of those people who never gave up on anything.”

            The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Grove City. Arrangements are being completed by Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad St.

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lockbourne, Franklin Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shelah Stage

Inscription:

 

Daughter

Heather Marie Alford

April 13, 1972

Oct. 14, 1998

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Heather M. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 13 Apr 1972, last residence not listed.

 

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IRENE J. HAUPT DEVERS ALLFORD

 

Source unknown— included with her memorial at FindAGrave.com

Montgomery Co., OH—_____ June 2005

 

            Irene J. Haupt Devers Allford—She was 93 yrs young. Preceded in death by husbands, Don Devers and Delbert Allford; parents Noah & Clara (Shoemaker) Haupt; 2 sisters; 1 brother.

            Survived by 3 daughters & sons in law; 10 grandchildren; 18 gr.grandchildren; 1 sister; 1 brother & sister in law; 2 sisters in law; 2 half sisters; special friend Sally Piatt.             Member of Antioch United Methodist Church.

 

Photo from Arlington Cemetery, Brookville, Montgomery Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J.D. Moore II

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene J. Allford (SS# issued in OH) was born 25 Dec 1911, last residence Brookville, Montgomery Co., OH.

 

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JAMES C. ALFORD

 

NORWALK REFLECTOR

Norwalk, Huron Co., OH—Friday, 11 December 2009

 

NORWALK—James C. Alford, 67, of Norwalk, Ohio, died December 11, 2009 in Gaymont Nursing Center.

            Born in Toledo, Ohio, lived most of his life in the Clarksfield and Norwalk area.

            Survived by wife, Melba D. Alford, son, Douglas J. Alford of Prospect, Ohio, by step children, John M. and Scott D. Brant of Norwalk, Ohio and Ann Marie Kerr of Bellevue, Ohio, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, by his sister, JoAnne and James Gibson of Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

            Preceded in death by his daughter, Sherri Lynn Smilie in 2001 [sic—Smillie, 2002], by his brother, Roy Alford and sister, Elizabeth Benschoter.

            There will be no visitation or service.

            Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James C. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 5 Sept 1942, last residence Norwalk, Huron Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Melba D. Gregory Alford; and his daughter Sherrie Lynn Alford Smillie in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Elizabeth Alford Benschoter in Florida Obituaries.

 

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JAMES C. ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Tuesday, 11 March 2014

 

JAMES C. ALFORD Obituary

 

            James C. Alford, age 78, passed away February 27. He leaves to cherish his memory wife Betty (deceased), four loving children and many family & friends.

            Viewing & wake March 12, 3-7pm. Funeral Services March 13, viewing 9:30am, service at 10:00am at Pernel Jones & Sons Funeral Home, 7120 Cedar Avenue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Betty D. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES C. ALFORD, JR.

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday, 9 May 2008

 

 

            James C. Alford Jr., 43. Beloved father of Cassandra and Sarah; loving grandfather of Damien; devoted son of Betty (Joel) Pall and the late James Sr.; dear brother of Judy Currence and Kim Smith; uncle of five.

            The family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 10 A.M. at the Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, 2226 W. 91 St. with services following there at 12 noon. Interment Brooklyn Hts. Cemetery. Walter Martens & Sons 216-281-7111 martensfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES DANIEL ALFORD

 

James Daniel Alford, Ronnie Wayne Alford, and Paul Alford

Photo from Ronnie’s son, Michael W. Alford

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—25 January 2004

 

            Alford, James D. “Country Boy,” 69, of Huber Heights, Saturday. Services 6 p.m. Monday. (Newcomer-Farley [Funeral Home], Needmore Road).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James D. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 6 Sept 1934 and died 24 Jan 2004, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Ronnie Wayne Alford and Paul Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry.com) lists James D. Alford born 6 Sept 1934 in Harlan Co., mother’s maiden name Mary Smith.

            His nephew, Michael W. Alford, reports that James was cremated at his request.

            His lineage: James Daniel 1934 KY1, Mitchell 1901 KY2, Daniel L. 1877 KY3, John W. 1853 KY4, Daniel L. 1830 NC5, John 1806 NC6, Achilles 1772 VA/NC7, John before 1750 VA8.

 

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JAMES DELBERT ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Sunday, 1 June 2003

 

            James Delbert Alford, 62, of Pedro [Lawrence Co., OH] died Friday [May 30] at home. He was a foreman with Ironton Iron.

            Funeral noon Tuesday at Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton; burial in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Visitation after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

FAG photo requested 8/9/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James D. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 30 Aug 1941, last residence Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his brother Richard Lee Alford; and nephew Jerry Ray Alford in this compilation.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com, Sugar Creek Cemetery, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH, says he was born 30 Aug 1941 on Coal Grove, Lawrence Co., OH, the son of Delbert Alford and Kate Spears, and that he was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was a private in the U.S. Army.

 

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JAMES POSEY ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Sunday, 8 January 1995

 

            Alford, James P., 76, of Kettering [Montgomery Co.], Thursday [January 5]. (Tobias, Belmont)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James P. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 23 Aug 1917, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: James Posey Alford, white, divorced, was born in GA, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Barnes. He served in the Army and his occupation was “brickmasons and stonemasons.”

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jeptha Alford 1797–1869.

            His lineage: James Posey 1917 GA1, James Richard 1889 GA2, Clarance Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven].

 

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JAMES S. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Monday, 8 May 1989

 

            James S. Alford, 73, of Adella Street, died yesterday [May 7] in St. Vincent Medical Center. He worked the last several years at Bischoff’s Market. Before that, he was manager of a Joseph supermarket and an A&P supermarket. He also was a former agent for the Ballert Realty. Mr. Alford was an army veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are wife, Viola; son, James; daughters, Mrs. Shirley Doll and Mrs. Judith Newmister; brother, Richard; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Ansberg-West Mortuary, where the body will be after 2 p.m. tomorrow.

 

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Photo from Springfield Township Cemetery, Holland, Lucas Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Gabbybug, deceased

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James S. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 17 Dec 1915 [different than gravestone], last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his brother Richard H. Alford in this compilation.

            From Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–1994 [FamilySearch.org]: James S. Alford, son of Everett Alford and May Swope, age 20 on December 16, born Tiffin, OH, married in Lucas Co., OH, on 17 June 1934 to Viola J. Coger, daughter of Harry Coger and Lily Ehrman, age 19 on June 11. Both fathers signed their consent (“Evert R. Alford”), and both mothers were deceased.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James S. 1915 OH1, Evert Russell 1892 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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JANNIE ANN ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 28 January 1969

 

            Jannie Ann Alford, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Alford of Cleveland, Ohio, formerly of South Charleston, died Sunday in a Cleveland hospital.

            Service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in Curry Funeral Home at Alum Creek. The Rev. Ralph McCormick will officiate and burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, Ruthdale.

            The body will arrive at the funeral home on Wednesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Donnie Ray Alford in this compilation.

 

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JAY THOMAS ALFORD

 

Lane Funeral Home

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—_____ May 2008

 

 

YOUNGSTOWN—Funeral services will be held at 12 pm Saturday at Highway Tabernacle Church for the Rev. Jay Alford who died Tuesday morning [May 27] at his residence. Rev. Alford was born December 12, 1932 in Tiptonville, TN. the son of Arthur and Bessie Alford. Rev. Alford came to the Youngstown area in 1973.

            Rev Alford attended from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. His Ministerial history includes; Evangelistic ministry 1952-56, Pastor of First Assembly of God in Madison, TN., Pastor of First Assembly of God in Springfield, IL., Pastor of Highway Tabernacle in Youngstown 1973-2002, President of Hope for Youngstown 2002-present.

            His Denominational positions include; Member of Tennessee District Assemblies of God Presbytery, member of Executive Board of the Tennessee District assemblies of God, Assistant Superintendent of the Tennessee District Assemblies of God, member of Assemblies of God General Presbytery, member of the Illinois District Assemblies of God Presbytery, member of the Ohio District Assembly of God Presbytery, member of Executive Presbytery of the Ohio District Assemblies of God and chairman and member of various national and state committees.

            Rev. Alford’s involvement in the greater Youngstown area over the last 35 years include; Pastor of Highway Tabernacle Church for 28 ½ years, Founder of Youngstown Christian School in 1975 in the former Bancroft School building, Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of the opening of 18 new churches in the greater Youngstown area. These include Lakeview Assembly of God in Lake Milton, New Life Assembly in Poland, Metro Assembly in Youngstown, High Pointe Assembly in Struthers, Cornerstone Assembly in North Lima, Christian Life Center in Canfield, New beginning Assembly in Youngstown and several in Trumbull county. He was president of Jubilee Urban Renewal Corporation which with other housing developers, have built over $66, 000.000.00 worth of housing in Youngstown for low to moderate-income families, President of the board for Grace Place Medical Services in Oakhill Renaissance Place to serve the inner-city community, member of the board of Warrior’s Inc, which owns the Hope Building for not-for-profits and a small business incubator, board member of Eagle Christian Pre-School on the South Side, Vice-President of Jubilee Christian Community Development Corporation which rehabs homes in the city. Rev. Alford was one of the founders of Heart Reach Ministries which serves several hundred children and young people each week in Youngstown, one of the original founders of Eagle Heights Academy located in the former South High School with nearly 1000 students, producer and speaker on radio programs Christ is the Answer and Five Golden Minutes and television programs, Christ is the Answer, Five Golden Minutes to Live By and Sounds of Praise. Rev. Alford is President of Hope for Youngstown, Inc. which is the developer of new for-sale homes in Youngstown is involved in several political and civic works in the city and served as a missionary to the inner city of Youngstown.

            Rev. Alford is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Shirley C. (Hurt) whom he married June 26, 1952, children; Justin Alford of Cedar Rapids, IA., Jason (Diana) Alford of Youngstown, Jayetta (Jim) Brookhart of Canfield and Janna Alford of St. Louis, MO. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, sisters; Juanita Siesky of Baton Rouge, LA. and Gloria Corrente of Denver, CO. he was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Opal Schillecci and brothers; Al, Lewis, Rainey and Jackie Alford.

            Family and friends may call from 11am-2pm and from 5pm-8pm Friday at the Highway Tabernacle Church and from 10 am-11:30 am Saturday at the church prior to services. The family requests memorial contributions take the form of donations to Youngstown Christian School, Wychwood Lane.

            Lane Funeral Homes Austintown Chapel is assisting the Alford family with arrangements. 

 

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THE VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Wednesday, 28 May 2008

 

YOUNGSTOWN—Those who knew longtime pastor the Rev. Jay Alford say he led by example by staying active in politics and community affairs.

            The Rev. Mr. Alford, 75, pastor of Highway Tabernacle Church in Austintown from 1973 to 2002, died Tuesday. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home in Austintown.

            “He was a spiritual father to me,” is how the Rev. Rusty Wills, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Poland, described Mr. Alford. “There is a void in my heart.”

            The Rev. Mr. Wills said he came to know Mr. Alford through the Greater Youngstown Coalition of Christians, which Mr. Alford helped organize.

            Mr. Wills praised Mr. Alford for his work in race relations. “He made a real commitment to demonstrate his beliefs through his own lifestyle,” Mr. Wills said, noting Mr. Alford moved to Youngstown to be involved. “He didn’t just talk about change, he lived it. And did what God called him to do.

            “He wasn’t about building a mega church but building the kingdom of God,” Mr. Wills said, noting he thought Mr. Alford was instrumental in the founding of 18 area churches.

            Mr. Alford was a local leader in the successful fight to stop two statewide gambling initiatives. Mr. Alford vocally opposed a 1996 ballot referendum to legalize riverboat gambling and a 2006 plan to have casino gambling in Ohio.

            He also involved himself in Youngstown politics after retiring from Highway Tabernacle and moving to the city.

            He is perhaps best known for organizing about 100 local pastors to publicly support Jay Williams, who successfully ran as an independent in the 2005 Youngstown mayoral election.

            Mr. Alford created a political group in late 2006, Citizens for Public Service, that he envisioned would combine the voting power of minorities and the faith-based community to elect leaders who, he said at the time, “will recognize their responsibility to God and to the citizens who elect them.”

            The organization endorsed candidates for Youngstown Council in the May 2007 Democratic primary.

            Shortly thereafter, Mr. Alford had serious health issues that kept him away from politics and community activism.

            The Rev. Gary Frost, formerly of Youngstown, now pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., and director of Emerging Leadership for the New York Leadership Center, said he first was “inspired” by Mr. Alford when the pastor presented the television segment, “Five Minutes to Live By.”

            The Rev. Mr. Frost, who served 18 years as pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church, and later as second vice president of the National Southern Baptist Convention, was co-chairman of the Spiritual Board of Overseers of Greater Youngstown Coalition of Christians with Mr. Alford.

            “He was passionate in his actions,” Mr. Frost said. “He was not interested in being politically correct, but biblically correct. And he was not bound by denominational lines.”

            Mr. Frost said the community now faces a loss. “But this a clarion call for someone to step up. No one can fill his shoes, but someone can take on his mission.”

            Mr. Alford also was praised by the Rev. Lonnie Simon, pastor emeritus of New Bethel Baptist Church.

            “He was interested in political and social action,” said the Rev. Mr. Simon, who also was actively involved in the civil rights movement. “Of all the Caucasian ministers I know, he was at the top,” Mr. Simon said. “He was a well-rounded person and very ecumenical. He was part of the interfaith movement.”

            The Rev. Philip Imler, founder and pastor for 26 years of the former Christian Fellowship Tabernacle, said he and Mr. Alford became acquainted in the 1980s when Highway Tabernacle held Youngstown for Jesus events. “He believed the spiritual renewal of the faith community of Youngstown would lead to economic, political and social renewal.

            “He was greatly concerned about racial reconciliation in the city,” Rev. Mr. Imler said, noting that Mr. Alford took on many challenges. “He would get on the phone, orchestrate things and take the initiative.”

            Mr. Imler said his church began Jubilee Urban Renewal in 1990, and when it was ready to go to the next level, Mr. Alford and the coalition did just that.

            Mr. Imler said he would describe Mr. Alford as an “intense and intentional person.”

            “He was intentional in taking action,” Mr. Imler said, noting that Mr. Alford and his wife attended a different church each Sunday.

 

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THE VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Tuesday, 27 May 2008

 

YOUNGSTOWN—The Rev. Jay Alford, a longtime pastor active in politics and community affairs, has died.

            The Rev. Mr. Alford, 75, pastor of Highway Tabernacle Church in Austintown from 1973 to 2002, died Tuesday. Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home in Austintown.

            “He was a spiritual father to me,” is how the Rev. Rusty Wills, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Poland, described Mr. Alford. “There is a void in my heart.”

            The Rev. Mr. Wills said he came to know Mr. Alford through the Greater Youngstown Coalition of Christians, which Mr. Alford helped organize.

            Mr. Wills praised Mr. Alford for his work in race relations. “He made a real commitment to demonstrate his beliefs through his own lifestyle,” Mr. Wills said, noting Mr. Alford moved to Youngstown to be involved. “He didn’t just talk about change, he lived it. And did what God called him to do.

            “He wasn’t about building a mega church but building the kingdom of God,” Mr. Wills said, noting he thought Mr. Alford was instrumental in the founding of 18 area churches.

            Mr. Alford was a local leader in the successful fight to stop two statewide gambling initiatives. Mr. Alford vocally opposed a 1996 ballot referendum to legalize riverboat gambling and a 2006 plan to have casino gambling in Ohio.

            He also involved himself in Youngstown politics after retiring from Highway Tabernacle and moving to the city.

 

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THE VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Sunday, 30 June 2002

 

YOUNGSTOWN—The Rev. and Mrs. Jay Alford of 18 Lakewood Circle were honored June 28 at a family dinner at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield in observance of their golden wedding anniversary.

            Hosts for the celebration were the couple’s children, Justin Alford of Marion, Iowa; Jason Alford of Boardman; Jayetta Brookhart of Canfield; and Janna Alford of Jackson, Tenn. Eight grandchildren complete their family.

            The Rev. Alford and the former Shirley Hurt were married June 26, 1952, at Central Assembly of God Church in Little Rock, Ark. He served as pastor of churches in Nashville, Tenn., and Springfield, Ill., before becoming senior pastor of Highway Tabernacle Assembly of God, where he served for 28 years until retiring in February. He is pastor emeritus of the church where he continues to work as a missionary to the city of Youngstown through the Hope for Youngstown ministry. He also is active with other ministries, including Eagle Heights Academy, Grace Place Medical Services and Jubilee Urban Renewal Corp.

            His wife served as choir director at the church for many years.

 

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Photo from Brunstetter Cemetery (New), Austintown, Mahoning Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive photographer Harry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jay T. Alford (SS# issued in TN) last residence Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Arthur Irving Alford Jr., Jackie Ronald Alford, and Opal Louise Alford Schilleci in Louisiana Obituaries; Jay Thomas Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and Griffin Rainey Alford in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN.

            His lineage: Jay Thomas 1932 TN1, Arthur Irving 1887 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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JEREMY DAVID ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—23 July 2001

 

            Alford, Jeremy, beloved husband of Cinnamon Good Alfred; father of Savannah Alford; son of Pamela and James Augur and Curtis and Marlene Alford. Friday, July 20, 2001, age 21 years. Visitation 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Tuesday at Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home followed by a Catholic Blessing at 1 P.M.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OH Deaths: Jeremy David Alford was born 25 Sept 1979 in KY. His father’s surname was Alford and his mother’s maiden name was Hatton. He was white, married, and was cremated.

 

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JEREMY JAMES ALLFORD

 

THE COURIER

Findlay, Hancock Co., OH—8 June 2007

 

COLUMBUS—A memorial service for Jeremy James Allford, 35, of Columbus, and formerly of Findlay, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at The Vineyard, Westerville. The body will be cremated.

            Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. A wake service will be held at noon at The Vineyard.

            Mr. Allford died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007 at Minerva Park Nursing Home, Columbus.

            Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mrs. Edward (Linda) Mcpherson, Dublin; his father, Jim Meyer in Illinois; his adoptive father, Ray Allford; his wife, Beth M.; a son, Christopher J. of Columbus; a daughter, Mollie M. Allford, Columbus; a sister, Alisha Meyer, Dublin; and two half brothers, Ryan Mcpherson, Dublin; and James Meyer in California.

            Ohio Cremation Society, Columbus, is handling the arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

CNet News

25 August 2000

 

GAME DEVELOPERS STAGE AUCTIONS FOR AILING PEER

 

            Eleven months ago, Jeremy Allford was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

            An early pioneer of the online gaming and hardware industry as well as co-founder of Web site AGN3D, Allford has been forced to discontinue full-time work on the site because of chemotherapy treatments.

            Now the tight-knit electronic games industry is rallying to his side.

            Allford, a 28-year-old with a wife and two young children, has no life insurance and a mountain of medical bills. To help offset some of the financial burden, several gaming software and hardware-related sites and companies are banding together to raise funds for the Columbus, Ohio, family....

            Allford said he’s amazed at the support he’s received from the gaming community and notes it’s been such a benefit to his family.

            Initially, Allford was given three months to live, but he has managed to beat the odds to date. The glioblastoma tumor, which encompasses 25 percent of his brain, has affected his walking, eyesight and memory, he said.

            “I have good days and bad days. Sometimes I may have a good week with just one bad day. Other weeks, it may be bad with just one good day,” said Allford, recalling the days when he would work 12-hour stretches.

            He added he takes advantage of the good days to write gaming-related news for AGN3D and keep friends, family and acquaintances posted on his health.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeremy James Allford (SS# issued in OH) was born 18 Oct 1971, last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

 

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JERRIONA ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—7 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Infant Jerriona Alford passed away April 3, 2000. She is survived by her parents, Princess Terry and Jerry Alford.

            Graveside services and burial were at Mr. Peace Cemetery.

 

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JERRY EDWARD ALFORD

 

THE VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Saturday, 8 March 1969

 

SEBRING—A Sebring man, native of East Liverpool, was killed and a Sebring woman severely injured when his 1963 Corvair ran off Westville Lke Road and slammed into a pole, then hit a hay mower and a barn at 1:40 a.m. today.

            Dead is Jerry Edward Alford, 26, of 196 E. Virginia Ave.

            Mrs. Linda Blackmon, 19, of 423 W. Maryland Ave., mother of two children is in poor condition at Aultman Hospital, Canton, with head injuries and cuts and broken ribs.

            State highway patrolmen said Alford’s car, southbound on County Road 404 south of Route 62, tried to pass another auto, went off the right side of the road and ran on to the Mattie Kutz farm. The car’s left side was demolished.

            Besides his wife, the former Brenda Hamilton of Sebring, Alford leaves his mother, Mrs. Paul Alford, and a brother, George, both of East Liverpool.

            Alford’s death was ruled a traffic fatality by Dr. George Ewing, Stark County deputy coroner.

            It was the ninth this year for Columbiana County roads, compared with six at this time last year.

            Alford’s body is at the Arner Funeral Home, East Liverpool.

 

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Photo from Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Columbiana Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bevyk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 27 Nov 1942, last residence not listed.

            From OH Deaths: Jerry E. Alford, white, married, died in Alliance, Stark Co.

 

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JERRY LEE ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

Dawson Funeral Home

East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH—_____ December 2008

 

EAST LIVERPOOL—Jerry Lee Alford, 71, of 18th Street Heights, Wellsville, died suddenly Friday afternoon, Dec. 12, 2008.

            Born Sept. 15, 1937, in Wellsville, he was a son of the late Everett and Esther Alford. He lived all his life in this area and spent many winters in Lakeworth, Fla.

            A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he worked at the former Crucible Steel Company as a crane operator until his retirement in 1982. He later worked for the Bargain Hunter, the Calcutta AutoZone, and K-Mart in Florida. Along with his wife, he was the owner and operator of former Meade’s Restaurant at one time.

            He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in East Liverpool where he was a member of the choir as well as the community choir and many other activities of the church. He was also a member of the 3rd Street Gang in Wellsville.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Channels Alford, whom he married June 17, 1956.

            There is a son Ray L. Alford and his wife Geraldine, of East Liverpool and a daughter, Fay Lower of Wellsville. Five grandchildren survive as well, Jeremy Alford, Janet Alford Smith, Angel Lower, Faith Lower and April Lower, as well as three great-grandchildren, Josh Smith and Nikita and Dalton Walsh.

            Six sisters survive, Eleanor Cooper and her husband Perry, of Hookstown, Ella Knight and her husband Earl, of East Liverpool, Irma Alford of Woodsfield, Ohio, Phyllis Purdue of Canton, Edith Alford of South Carolina and Lydia Morris and her husband Fred, of Irondale; and three brothers, Ronald Alford and his wife Sue, of Fontana, Calif., Darrell Alford and his wife Karen, of East Liverpool, and Alvin Alford and his wife Cheryl, of East Liverpool.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister Della Alford and two brothers, Ernest and Benjamin Alford.

            Friends may call Tuesday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2-8 p.m. The Rev. Merrill Williams will conduct a funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Burial will be at Spring Hill Cemetery in Wellsville where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group along with the West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.

            Following the service, family and friends will gather at the First Church of the Nazarene for fellowship….

 

 

Photo from Spring Hill Cemetery, Wellsville, Columbiana Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bevyk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry Lee Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Wellsville, Columbiana Co., OH.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Jerry Lee 1937 OH1, Everett Charles 1912 ?? 2, Charles M. 1879 WV3, James H. 1842 ?? 4, James 1812 ?? 5, Thomas 1757 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JERRY RAY ALFORD

 

IRONTON TRIBUNE

Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH—Wednesday, 2 December 2009

 

            Jerry Ray Alford, 60, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.

            The Ironton native was born April 15, 1949, the son of the late Leonard and Mary Alford Brown. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Rucker Alford, whom he married Nov. 4, 1999.

            Mr. Alford attended Coal Grove High School and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a retired school bus driver for the Ashland City School System and Ironton Open Door School. He was of the Baptist faith, a former member of the Boyd County Masonic Lodge and the Ironton Eagles Club.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two uncles, Richard Alford and James Alford; and a cousin, Sharon Sizemore.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Tiffany and Justin Huffman and Tina and Ray Jenkins, all of Ashland, Ky., and Linda and Richard Neal of South Point; a son, Von Blevins of Sandy Hook, Ky.; a grandson whom he raised in his home, Steven T. Hicks of Ironton; 12 grandchildren; special cousins, James and Regina Sizemore and Stan and Judy Martin; and wonderful friends, Jason and Beth Bloomfield, whom he thought of as family.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Phillips Funeral Home with Rev. Leon Dalton officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.

FAG photo requested 8/9/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry R. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his uncles James Delbert Alford and Richard Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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JEWEL M. HOWARD ALFORD HAYES

 

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

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Monday, 23 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Jewel M. Alford Hayes, age 92, died Sunday November 22, 1998 at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital. She was born March 19, 1906 in Boswarth, Kentucky, daughter of Jerome S. Howard and Pearl Willmott Howard. On February 9, 1927 she married Alvin Elmer Alford; he preceded her in death February 16, 1961. She married John W. Hayes June 3, 1972.

            She is survived by her husband, John W. Hayes of Hamilton, Ohio; her son, Donald E. Alford and daughter-in law, Margie of Indianapolis, Indiana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Hugh (Donna) Autry of Lakeland, Florida, Barbara Alford of San Diego, California and Scott Alford of Indianapolis, Indiana; a great granddaughter, Cassandra Rae Autry of Lakeland, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Viola Woods of Cincinnati; half sister, Mrs. J.D. (Pat) Brown of Tennessee; a half brother, Jerome S. Howard, Jr. of Roanoke, Virginia and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Howard of Winter Haven, Florida. She has three step children, Willis Hayes of Hermosa Beach, California, Joyce Harn and her husband, Keith of Redondo Beach, California and James Hayes and his wife, Jill and their two sons, John and Jeffrey of Redmond, Washington.

            A brother, Eugene W. Howard; grandson, Keven D. Alford and her parents preceded her in death.

            Jewel was a member of the West Side Baptist Church for 65 years. She was a Sunday School teacher and worked in Bible School. She enjoyed making quilts and knitting. Jewel and her husband were in the process of moving to California where her death occurred. Her husband, John will be moving to California and his new address will be 1910 Clark Land, Redondo Beach, California 90278.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N.W. Washington Blvd.... Burial will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jewel M. Hayes (SS# issued in OH), last residence Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            It is possible that Jewel is the widow of a descendant of the Campbell Co. KY Alfords. An Alvin Alford (born 1902, died Feb 1961, according to SSDI) was issued a SS# in OH. In 1900, an Alvin Alford (born 1871) and wife Ida E. _____ of the Campbell Co. KY Alfords had two children: Raymond (born Jan 1895 KY) and Lottie (born 1897 KY). They are missing from the KY census thereafter. In 1920, Butler Co. OH, there is a family with three Alford step-children of Richard Nelson—Raymond (born 1895 KY), Lottie (born 1897 KY) and Elmore (born 1902 KY). I think this Elmore is really Alvin Elmer Alford who married Jewel M. Howard in 1927, in Hamilton, Butler Co. Ohio. Ida E. Alford must have married Richard Nelson some time before 1920. A Ray Alford, born Jan 17 1895 died July 1968 in Butler Co. OH, also according to the SSDI. This seems to have been Alvin’s elder brother.

 

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JEWELL EARL ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—22 October 1995

 

            J. Earl Alford, 87, died Oct. 21, 1995 at the Wadsworth Health Care Center.

            He was born at Osyka, Miss., and lived in Rittman since 1927. He was a retired employee of the Packaging Corp. of America. He was also a retired farmer. He was a member of the Rittman First Baptist Church, Carl W. Ellenwood Lodge 715 F&AM, and Wadsworth Chapter 102, O.E.S.

            Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; a son, Eugene of Fresno, Ohio; daughters, Charlene Alford and Debbie Fuggit, both of Rittman, and Barbara Wagner of Wadsworth; a brother, Ray of Magnolia, Miss.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

            Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Gillman Funeral Home in Rittman, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. A Masonic service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Rev. Bret A. Deffenbaugh will officiate with burial in Rittman Cemetery. (Gillman, 925-2911.)

 

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Photo from Rittman Cemetery, Rittman, Wayne Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beverly Sprowl Teibel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.E. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 31 July 1908, last residence Rittman, Wayne Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy M. Huff Alford; and his son Maurice Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Jewell Earl Alford, white, married, was born in MS, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Ilven.

 

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JOAN ALFORD SHAFER

 

Barnes Funeral Homes, Inc.

Eaton, Preble Co., OH—_____ November 2011

 

 

            Joan (Alford) Shafer, 87, of Eaton, Ohio, died Friday, November 25, 2011 at Greenbriar in Eaton, Ohio. Born on January 29, 1924 in Preble County, Ohio, daughter of the late Antonin & Ari (Curry) Alford. Joan graduated in 1942 from Eaton High School and from in 1944 with an Associate Degree from Miami Jacobs in Dayton, Ohio. Joan was a secretary for many years having worked at Frigidaire in Dayton, Ohio, Eaton Soil & Conservation, Eaton Loan & Home Aid and Eaton City Schools at East Elementary before retiring in 1989. Joan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eaton, Ohio for 87 years.

            Preceded by brothers-in-law, Marion Swisher and Bruce Ewald; her beloved dog, Ping.

            Survived by her daughters, Susan Workman and Nancy Groves both of Columbus, Ohio; sisters, Virginia Swisher of Monroe, Ohio and Carolyn Ewald of Scottsdale, Arizona; grandchildren, Stephanie, Kristine, Curt, and Brent; great grandchildren, Evan, Anna Jane, Andrew, Irelynn, and Kier; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

            Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, December 10, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, 123 West Decatur Street, Eaton, Ohio with Rev. Wayne Morrison officiating. Family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:30 am prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

            Memorial Contribution may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 123 West Decatur St., PO Box 125, Eaton, Ohio 45320, or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45420, or the Preble County Humane Society, 951 S. Barron St., Eaton, Ohio 45320. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Antonin Dvorak Alford and Ari Lorene Curry Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was James Paul Shafer, 1923–2005.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            Her lineage: Joan 1924 OH1, Antonin Dvorak 1893 IN2, James S. 1843 OH3, Joseph J. 1821 ?? 4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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JOE ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Tuesday, 24 June 2008

 

 

            Joe Alford, age 75, a longtime resident of Holland, Ohio, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008, at University of Toledo Medical Center.

            He was born February 4th, 1933, to Frank and Mariline (Shackleford) Alford in Cawood, Kentucky. Joe was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, serving his country proudly. He was employed with G.M. Power Train for 30 years. After retiring Joe was known by many as “Tomato Joe” tending to his tomato stand with his son, James. In addition to his love of gardening, Joe was an avid fisherman, teaching his children how to fish. He also enjoyed traveling with his family. Joe was a member of the American Legion Post #646. He will fondly remembered by his family as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend.

            In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Harvey Alford and sister, Jennie Mae Jones.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Marilyn L. (Shay) Alford; children, Karen Byrd, Patti Orner, Kimberly Carroll, Amy Alford and James Fulton; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, and many dear friends far and near.

            The family will receive guests Thursday from 2-7:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4150 W. Laskey Rd. (419-473-0300). Funeral Services will begin Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made at: http://www.newcomerfamily.com/www.NewcomerFamily.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joe Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Holland, Lucas Co., OH.

 

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JOEL T. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Tuesday, 10 July 1973

 

INQUEST SLATED IN FIRE DEATHS OF 2 CHILDREN

 

            A formal inquest into the June 23 fire deaths of two East Toledo children will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the courthouse office of Dr. Harry Mignerey, Lucas County coroner.

            Joseph Alford, 6, and Joel Alford, 10 months, sons of Mrs. Nora Alford, of 1802 Greenwood Ave., were killed in the blaze.

            The children were asleep when the fire started, and a baby-sitter, who escaped uninjured, was unable to get the children out. A third Alford child, Jody, 4, also escaped.

            The fire prevention bureau has given a tentative ruling of defective wiring, but the police homicide squad has continued the investigation. Dr. Mignerey said that the main aspect of the fire he wants to investigate is the speed with which it spread.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of their father, Joseph T. Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Joel T. Alford was born in 1972 in Toledo.

 

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JOHN EARL ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Friday, 24 August 2007

 

            John Earl Alford, age 38, beloved husband of Tammy; dear father of Ambur Lee and Ashley Dawn; son of Carson and Patsy Lenzer; brother of Patricia Matney, Tanya Ensign and William Alford.

            Friends may call on Saturday 4–6 P.M. at the Baker Osinski Kensinger Funeral Home, 206 Front St., Berea, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 6:00 P.M....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OH Deaths: John E. Alford was born 4 Nov 1968 in OH and died 20 Aug 2007, residence Ashland Co. He was white and his occupation was fair grounds maintenance.

 

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JOHN ELDREDGE ALFORD

 

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John Eldredge Alford, his father Lynn Orrell Alford, sister Mary Virginia, and brother Lynn Orrell Jr.

Photo from Lynette Eldredge’s Eldredge Family Tree (Ancestry.com) – used with permission

                                                                                                 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Sunday, 6 June 2010

 

            John Eldredge Alford was born in Peoria Illinois on January 17, 1927. He moved with his family to central, Ohio where he ultimately died on June 1, 2010. He served in the army at the end of Word War II and graduated from Franklin University with an electronics certificate. Electronics, mechanics and navigating the waterways of Ohio were a few of the talents and interests during John’s life.

            He married Mary Jane Simpson 1949. Together they settled in Hilliard, Ohio. John was a long time employee of Ranco, Inc. MJ inspired a talent for jewelry making. Generosity and action were hallmarks of John’s spirit. His vast knowledge was willingly shared for all who asked for his help. He has once again lead the way for his family showing great courage and dignity in his final hours.

            A memorial gathering for John will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 West Weisheimer, Columbus, Ohio 43214. His wishes include donations to the Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

            Mary Jane composed the following poem that echoes her feelings of her loss.

 

Shrine to the Spirit, Unbounded

 

The spirit unbounded breaths out,

leaving the body to replenish the earthly cycle.

As the doors of death quietly open,

The spirit, unbounded lives within perfume

and keepsakes leaping forth from

the memories of those who knew or were told.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John Eldredge Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Hilliard, Franklin Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Jane Simpson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Eldredge 1927 IL1, Lynn Orrell 1891 IL2, Orrell Cyrus 1866 IL3, Cyrus Edgar 1837 NY4, Ruel 1801 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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JOHN F. ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Tuesday, 2 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            John F. Alford, 59, of Kitts Hill [Lawrence Co., OH], died Sunday [February 28] in a local nursing home. He was a former employee of the Dayton Malleable Iron Co. in the maintenance department.

            Survivors include his mother, Martha Site Cripple of Ironton two sons, Dean Alford of Atlanta, Ga., and Rob Alford of Ironton three daughters, Jane Ann Brammer of Florida, Lisa Alford of Atlanta and Tonya Alford of Glendale, Ariz. one brother, Bill Alford of Kitts Hill three half-sisters, Yvonne Summers of Pedro, Sharon Mabry of Ironton and Charlene Bailey of Ashland.

            Graveside services 3 p.m. Wednesday at Community Cemetery, Coal Grove. There will be no public visitation. Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OH Deaths: John F. Alford was born 13 Sept 1939 in Lawrence Co., OH. He was white and divorced. His father’s surname was Alford and his mother’s maiden name was Site.

 

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JOHN RAFF ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Saturday, 8 October 2005

 

            John R. Alford, beloved brother of Willie Jr. Funeral services Monday, Oct. 10, 2005 11 a.m. at The E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, 2165 E. 89th St....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 2 Feb 1938 and died 3 Oct 2005, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his brother Willie Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: John Raff Alford was born 2 Feb 1938 and died 3 Oct 2005. He was African-American and divorced. His father’s surname was Alford and his mother’s maiden name was Bell.

 

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JOHN W. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Wednesday, 29 May 1996

 

            John W. Alford, age 83, of Newark [Licking Co.], Oh. for 61 years, died Monday, May 27, 1996 at the home of his daughter.

            Chairman of Executive Committee for Park National Bank, Newark. Born October 21, 1912 in Baltimore, Oh., son of the late James Perry Alford and Maude (Turner) Alford.

            Preceded in death by wife Mary E. Alford, who died October 21, 1987.

            Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Michael Cantlin of Newark, Oh.; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald B. and Tracy Alford of Worthington, Oh.; grandchildren, Stephanie Cantlin, Jennifer Alford, Bryan John Alford, Kyle William Alford and Heather Alford; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Berta Alford of Traverse City, Mich.; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Harold Wilson of Indianapolis, Ind.

            The family will receive friends in the First United Methodist Church’s Lower Social Room, 88 N. Fifth St., Newark, where the memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Dr. Ned Dewire, Bishop Dwight Loder, Dr. Thad McGehee, Rev. Carl Robinson, Rev. Delbert R. Krumm, Rev. Dennis Baker and Dr. Charles W. Noble Sr. officiating.

            Private family burial will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made either to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, Licking Memorial Hospital Foundation, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or to the Salvation Army.

            Arrangements by Criss-Kirkpatrick Funeral Chapel, 179 Granville St., Newark, Oh., 614-345-9714.

 

In another article:

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Wednesday, 29 May 1996

 

NEWARK, Ohio—Community leader, philanthropist and retired banker John W. Alford died here Monday. He was 83.

            “He’s been such a force for 60 years. You name a community event of significance and he was not only active but a leader,” said C. Daniel DeLawder, president of Park National Bank, where Alford worked for more than 60 years.

            Alford died at the home of his daughter, Barbara Cantlin. The cause of death was not announced….

            “He was the best role model. He never wavered from his moral principles. He was eminently fair and always challenged one to do better,” DeLawder said. “He was able to get the most out of people.”

            Alford, past president and chairman of the board of Park National Bank, was active in the bank’s affairs until about six months ago, when his health began to fail.

            “John Alford was probably one of the strongest men of integrity I know. He had a strong Christian ethic and value system. He lived his faith,” said the Rev. Thad McGehee, pastor of the First United Methodist Church.

            Alford was active in the Newark Area Chamber of Commerce, Licking Memorial Hospital, the Boy Scouts, United Way, Salvation Army, Par Excellence Learning Center and other groups.

            In 1995, he was honored by the Central Ohio Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.

            Alford was born in Baltimore, Ohio, in 1912. He joined Park National Bank in 1935 after graduating from DePauw University.

            Alford served as a gunnery officer on an amphibious assault ship during World War II, leaving the service as a lieutenant commander.

            He became a vice president at Park National in 1946, chief executive officer in 1960 and chairman of the board in 1987. He also was past president of the Ohio Bankers Association.

            DeLawder called Alford an innovator. Park National was the second bank in the state to offer the VISA card and the first in Licking County to offer automated teller machines.

            Alford’s wife, Mary E., died in 1987. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son, Ronald B. Alford of Worthington.

 

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Photo from Cedar Hill Cemetery,Newark, Licking Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John W. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Newark, Licking Co., OH.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD, JR.

 

THE VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Tuesday, 16 July 1968

 

JOSEPH ALFORD DIES; STABBED IN CHESTER, PA.

 

MCDONALD—Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the McCullough-Williams Funeral Home for Joseph Alford Jr., 28, of 204 9th St., who died Saturday in Chester, Pa., after he was stabbed. He was pronounced dead of a lacerated heart at 1 a.m. Saturday at the Crozer-Chester Hospital in Chester.

            Mr. Alford was born Sept. 16, 1939, in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Mary Bullard Alford. He served with the United States Army for seven years. He moved from McDonald to Philadelphia in 1966. He was a member of Centenary Methodist Church.

            He leaves his father and his stepmother, Mrs. Margaret Alford, of McDonald, and a step-sister, Mrs. Dorothy Davis of Newark, N.J….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Joseph Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Tuesday, 29 December 1981

 

JOSEPH ALFORD RITES SET; OWNED TAVERN

 

MCDONALD—Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Centenary United Methodist Church for Joseph Alford, 82, of 2356 Ninth St., who died of cancer at 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Windsor House Nursing Home.

            Mr. Alford was born June 18, 1899, in Laurinburg, N.C., a son of Eli and Maggie McRae Alford, coming to this area in 1921. He was employed by the U.S. Steel Corp. 30 years and had also owned the Moon Glow Tavern here. He was a 50-year member of the church and a member of the NAACP and Knights of Pythias.

            Besides his wife, the former Margaret Dudlsey [sic], whom he married in1965, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Robinson of McDonald.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Linton-McCullough Williams Funeral Hoer, Youngstown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence McDonald, Trumbull Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his son, Joseph Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPH D. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Tuesday, 10 July 1973

 

INQUEST SLATED IN FIRE DEATHS OF 2 CHILDREN

 

            A formal inquest into the June 23 fire deaths of two East Toledo children will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the courthouse office of Dr. Harry Mignerey, Lucas County coroner.

            Joseph Alford, 6, and Joel Alford, 10 months, sons of Mrs. Nora Alford, of 1802 Greenwood Ave., were killed in the blaze.

            The children were asleep when the fire started, and a baby-sitter, who escaped uninjured, was unable to get the children out. A third Alford child, Jody, 4, also escaped.

            The fire prevention bureau has given a tentative ruling of defective wiring, but the police homicide squad has continued the investigation. Dr. Mignerey said that the main aspect of the fire he wants to investigate is the speed with which it spread.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of their father, Joseph T. Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Joseph D. Alford was born in 1967 in Toledo.

 

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JOSEPH SAVAGE ALFORD, JR.

Father of Joseph Savage Alford III, AAFA #0102

 

[Joseph died in New Orleans, but he spent most of his adult life in OH, so we are also including his obituary here.]

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—14 September 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Alford Joseph S. Alford, Chief “Jet Engine” Design Engineer, 93, formerly of Cincinnati, passed away in his Metairie home on Sept. 5, 2004. He was internationally known as a major technical leader, inventor and teacher in the thermodynamic and mechanical design of literally every GE aircraft gas turbine developed from the early 1940s until the end of the century. During his career he received about 30 U.S. patents. He also presented over thirty technical papers, four of which won major awards from professional societies.

            He was born on June 11, 1911 in Utah to Joseph Alford and Christine Dick. After growing up in his beloved Colorado mountains, he earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from the U. of Colorado. In 1935 he joined General Electric to begin a 66 year career. This started with the completion of advanced engineering courses and then assignments with steam turbines in Lynn Massachusetts. In 1940 his work shifted to aircraft gas turbines, which then dominated the rest of his career, most of which occurred at the GE Evendale (Cincinnati) plant. Joseph Alford was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and held prestigious titles with several other professional organizations.

            In 1974, he was honored with the University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in Research and Invention. In 1976, he was honored as the first recipient of General Electric’s Charles P. Steinmetz Award in the Aircraft Engines group. He was also among the first to be inducted into the General Electric Hall of Fame. He was chosen to represent GE at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game in Riverfront Stadium and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Johnny Bench.

            After retiring at age 65, he returned to work at GE the next day as a consultant and continued working until age 90. A special moment at his 90th birthday party was the reading of a personal letter addressed to him from then GE CEO, Jack Welch. Joe Alford was among the lucky few whose vocation was also his avocation and his lifetime was largely spent doing what he loved most -solving engineering problems. He would probably have said the same thing about his life that Thomas Edison said about his: “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

            On the occasion marking his sixth decade working for General Electric he said: “Working for the company for 60 years has been a rewarding career and has given me enduring satisfaction. People may ask, ‘Why doesn’t this old man get a rocking chair, go down to Florida and sit on the veranda?’ But if you really, truly like engineering, it’s the best show in town.”

            He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 62 years, Mary Alford of Metairie, LA., his son Joseph Alford of Indianapolis, daughters Christine Pollock and Elizabeth Alford of New Orleans, nephew Dick Alford of Florida, 6 grandchildren (Michael, David, Randy, Amy, Lisa, and Anne-Lise) and 4 great grandchildren.

            A private family memorial service is planned for a later date.... Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

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CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 14 September 2004

 

Joseph Alford, engineer at GE

93-year-old was company ‘legend’

 

By Rebecca Goodman, Enquirer staff writer

 

WYOMING [Hamilton Co.]—Joseph S. Alford, an engineer involved with jet engine development at GE Aircraft Engines for nearly seven decades, died Sept. 5 at his home in New Orleans. He was 93.

            Mr. Alford was a legend at GE, according to Rick Kennedy, the company’s media relations director. “People like Joe Alford were part of the technology advances that took place in the 1950s, x’60s and x’70s” that enabled GE to become what it is today.

            Mr. Alford continued consulting and mentoring other GE engineers after his retirement. He worked at GE for 66 years. “Joe basically was the one who taught some of these people the ropes,” Kennedy said. “He was the engineer’s engineer. If you look at all the main engineers who have come through this business, they all were touched by Joe Alford.”

            Mike Benzakein, general manager of advanced engineering at GE, concurred, saying, “Joe was really a super engineer. I knew of him before I came here. He was always a tremendous resource as an adviser and as a consultant.”

            Mr. Alford was involved in the “thermodynamic and mechanical design of literally every GE aircraft gas turbine developed from the early 1940s until the end of the century,” said his son, Joseph S. Alford Jr. of Indianapolis.

            After he retired in 1976, he returned to GE the next day as a consultant and worked as such until he was 90....

            Mr. Alford was still spending afternoons at GE until a couple of years ago. He sat in on meetings and chimed in with sage advice.

            “Most of the time he was ahead of me in understanding what the problem was and what the solution would be,” Benzakein said. “Joe was definitely one of the key people.”

            Mr. Alford was born in 1911 in Mercur [Tooele Co.], Utah, near Salt Lake City, and raised in Crested Butte [Gunnison Co.], Colo. He went to work for GE right after graduating with honors with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1934.

            He enrolled in the company’s three-year advanced engineering course, then went to work in the steam research section of the Turbine Division in Lynn, Mass. He was transferred to the Supercharger Division (forerunner of the Aircraft Engine Group) a few months after the United States entered World War II.

            Mr. Alford was responsible for organizing and supervising engineering education within the division and for designing turbo-superchargers. He was later involved in performance analysis of aircraft powered with gas turbines and for establishing the jet engine development program.

            He was transferred to the Evendale plant around 1950.

            Mr. Alford presented more than 30 professional papers and had about 30 patents related to turbo-superchargers or gas turbines.

            He was the first recipient of GE’s Charles P. Steinmetz Award in the Aircraft Engines group and was the first to be inducted into the GE Hall of Fame.

            He was named engineer of the year by the Technical and Scientific Societies Council of Cincinnati in 1965 and received the Herbert Akroyd Stuart Memorial Award in 1961 from the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Mechanical Engineers Gas Turbine Award in 1965 from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

            He and his wife, Mary, moved to New Orleans in April....

 

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ASME NEWS

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

October 2004

 

An engineer at GE for 66 years, ASME Fellow dies

 

            Joseph S. Alford, a chief Jet Engine Design Engineer at GE, died in his New Orleans home on Sept. 5. He was 93.

            He was internationally known as a major technical leader, inventor and teacher in the thermodynamic and mechanical design of literally every GE aircraft gas turbine developed from the early 1940s until the end of the century. During his career, Alford received about 30 U.S. patents. He also presented more than 30 technical papers, four of which won major awards from professional societies.

            Alford was born June 11, 1911 in Utah and grew up the Colorado mountains. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Colorado. In 1935, he joined General Electric, starting what would become a 66-year career. In the beginning, he completed advanced engineering courses and worked on steam turbines in Lynn, Mass.

            In 1940, his work shifted to aircraft gas turbines, which then dominated the rest of his career, most of which occurred at the GE Evendale plant, located in Cincinnati.

            Joseph Alford was a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and held prestigious titles with several other professional organizations. In 1974, he was honored with the University of Colorado Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in Research and Invention.

            In 1976, he was honored as the first recipient of General Electric’s Charles P. Steinmetz Award in the Aircraft Engines group. He was also among the first to be inducted into the General Electric Hall of Fame. He was chosen to represent GE at a Cincinnati Reds baseball game in Riverfront Stadium and throw out the ceremonial first pitch to Johnny Bench.

            After retiring at age 65, he returned to work at GE the next day as a consultant and continued working until age 90. A special moment at his 90th birthday party was the reading of a personal letter addressed to him from then GE CEO, Jack Welch.

            Joe Alford was among the lucky few whose vocation was also his avocation and his lifetime was largely spent doing what he loved most—solving engineering problems. He would probably have said the same thing about his life that Thomas Edison said about his: “I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”

            On the occasion marking his sixth decade working for General Electric he said: “Working for the company for 60 years has been a rewarding career and has given me enduring satisfaction. People may ask, ‘Why doesn’t this old man get a rocking chair, go down to Florida and sit on the veranda?’ But if you really, truly like engineering, it’s the best show in town.”

            He is survived by his wife of nearly 62 years, Mary, his son Joseph Alford of Indianapolis, daughters Christine Pollock and Elizabeth Alford of New Orleans, nephew Dick Alford of Florida, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

            A private family memorial service was planned....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph S. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA.

            Joseph was born in Mercur, UT. His father, Joseph Savage Alford, was a medical doctor, born in 1883 in KS, married Christina Dick. He spent most of his life serving families in rural mountain towns in Colorado. He was an officer in World War I and died in 1939 in the Veterans Hospital of a heart attack.

            Joseph Jr. married Mary Elizabeth Pearson on 12 October 1942. She was born 12 March 1923 in St. Paul, MN.

            The middle name Savage was the maiden name of Joseph Savage Alford I’s mother, Susan Daphne Savage, wife of Daniel Stillman Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joseph Savage 1911 UT1, Joseph Savage 1883 KS2, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT3, Alfred A. 1812 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1737 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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JOSEPH T. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Friday, 11 June 1993

 

            Joseph T. Alford, 46, of Idaho St., Toledo, died Wednesday at his home.

            He is survived by his daughter, Jody Alford; brothers, Lawrence, Thomas, Darrus, and Charles Alford; sisters, Mrs. Cindy Cole, Mrs. Nancy Speelman, and Mrs. Marie Lagrange, mother, Mayrose Mills; grandmother, Mrs. Hazel Alford; granddaughter, Kayla Alford.

            He was preceded in death by sons, Joey and Joel Alford; and a sister, Mrs. Dollie Allore.

            There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements being handled by Clegg-Abele Funeral Home.

 

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TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Saturday, 19 June 1993

 

            Memorial Services for Joseph T. Alford who died June 9, 1993 will be held Tuesday, June 22, 1993 at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 509 Oswald St., Toledo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sons Joseph D. Alford and Joel T. Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Joseph T. Alford was born 9 Jan 1947 in Toledo. His father’s surname was Alford and his mother’s maiden name was Gschwind. He was white, divorced, and “unemployed, never worked, disabled.”

            More information about this family is included in Hickok Family Genealogy.

 

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JOY JOHNSTON HOLFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Thursday, 20 January 1994

 

            Joy (Johnston) Halford [sic], 70, of Dayton, Ohio, formerly of Doylestown, died January 19, unexpectedly.

            She is survived by her husband, Bill; son, Sky Halford; daughters, Rebecca Miller, Marilou Cook, Jane and Elizabeth Halford; two grandchildren; brothers, Jack Johnston of California, and Dick Johnston of New Mexico.

            Cremation has taken place. (Monbarren, 658-2211.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joy J. Holford (SS# issued in OH) was born 19 June 1923, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Joy J. Holford, white, married, was born in Wayne Co., OH. Her father’s surname was Johnston and mother’s maiden name was Almond. She was an elementary school teacher.

 

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JUDITH LOUISE GERKEN SHERMAN ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Saturday, 3 February 2007

 

            Judith Louise Alford, age 65, of Toledo, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2007, in Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.

            She was born in Toledo on November 7, 1941, to Walter and Alice Gerken. Judy was an office worker at Dana for 44 years retiring in 2006. She enjoyed crafts, knitting and crocheting, as well as going to bluegrass festivals. Judy also enjoyed traveling and playing cards with “the girls”. A founding member of both the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Toledo and Ohio, she served on the Board of Directors for both. She was an active advocate for family members of those afflicted with mental illnesses. She was also a longtime volunteer at Gesu School with their TRIP program. Judy loved watching her grandson play football for Gesu and St. Francis de Sales and singing with the St. Francis de Sales “Singing Blue” group.

            Preceded in death by her parents, she is survived by her daughter, Dorene Sherman; grandson, Jared Sherman, and brother, Donald Gerken.

            Friends may visit at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Monday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will begin on Tuesday with prayers at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by services at 10:00 a.m. in Gesu Church. Interment Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Toledo....

 

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TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Saturday, 3 February 2007

 

            Judy Alford, 65, a founder of a group for people with depression and bipolar disorder and, later, a group for their families, died of cancer Wednesday in the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg Township.

            Ms. Alford of West Toledo retired last year from the Dana Corp., where she was an office worker more than 40 years, her daughter, Dorene Sherman, said.

She and her daughter, who has bipolar disorder, began the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Toledo in 1999.

            Ms. Alford already had taken family-to-family classes through the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

            When her daughter decided to form a local outlet of the depression and bipolar alliance, Ms. Alford was supportive and a founding board member. “She became more and more involved. It wasn’t just because of me anymore,” her daughter said. “As a family member, she wanted to help people who had been going through the same stuff she had been going through. She wanted to tell families that their loved ones had hope for having good lives.”

            The daughter of Walter and Alice Gerken, Ms. Alford was a graduate of DeVilbiss High School.

            Whenever her grandson, Jared, played football—first at Gesu School, then at St. Francis de Sales High School—and whenever he sang in a grade-school musical or in the St. Francis chorus, she was there.

            “She was big about anything [he] did,” her daughter said.

            She was formerly married to William Alford and the late Harold Sherman.

            Surviving are her daughter, Dorene Sherman; brother, Donald Gerken, and a grandson.

            The body will be in the Walker Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Monday. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Gesu Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Judith Louise Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

 

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JUNE EVELYN HARRIS ALFORD

 

Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Center

Loveland, Clermont Co., OH—_____ August 2012

 

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Resided in Cincinnati, OH

 

            June Evelyn Alford. Beloved wife of the late Wesley Alford. Loving mother of Hermie Brown (Judy) and Victor Abraham Alford. Cherished Granny of many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Dear sister of Julius “Uncle Tee” (Sharon) Harris and Dolores Phillips.

            Preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

            Dearest friend of Margaret Johns and family. June was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Loveland.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tufts Schildmeyer Family Funeral Home 129 N. Riverside Dr., Loveland, OH 45140., where friends will be received from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

            Interment Rest Haven Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from Rest Haven Memorial Park, Evendale, Hamilton Co., OH,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark McCuistion

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KATHERINE VIRGINIA “KAY” ALFRED DOWNS

 

THE JOURNAL

Middletown, Butler Co., OH—Tuesday, 28 December 2004

 

CINCINNATI [Hamilton Co.]—Katherine Downs, 88, of Cincinnati passed away on Friday, December 24, 2004, at Mercy Hospital Western Hills in Cincinnati, OH. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at Herr-Riggs Funeral Home in Middletown, OH. Interment was in Woodside Cemetery in Middletown.

            She was born on September 21, 1916, in Connersville, IN. She was a homemaker and was married for 47 years to Robert L. Downs. She attended the Gospel Assembly Church.

            Survivors include three daughters, Wanda (Dallas) Tincher of Trenton, OH, Jackie (Ray) Taylor of Princeton, IN, and Sherry (Darwin) Feldt of Cincinnati; one son, Tim (Mary) Brock of Mt. Carmel, IL; and 18 grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Ora Alfred; one daughter, Bonnie Ruth Deen; and one son, Michael L. Brock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katherine V. Downs (SS# issued in IN) last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

 

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KEISHA YOLANDA ALFORD WATSON

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Sunday, 2 May 2004

 

            Keisha Yolanda Alford Watson passed away April 29 after a long illness.

            She was born Oct. 22, 1981, was a lifetime resident of this community and had attended Abundant Life Center.

            Keisha was the daughter of Vivian and Adrian Watson.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, her parents and stepfather, Eran Riggins; special grandmother, Louise Alford; grandparents, Vicky and Pervis Alford, June and Herbert Watson; brother, Antoine; sister, (Lady) Andrea, ShaShawnee and Shaquata; and special niece, TahNaeJhia, all of Akron; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4 at Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel, Minister Joella Wilkerson officiating. Friends may call on Tuesday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Procession to form and condolences may be sent to 586 Elbon St., Akron.

 

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

            See the obituary of her grandfather Pervis Alford Sr. in this compilation, where she is listed as Keisha Watson.

            From OH Deaths: Keisha Yolanda Alford, African American, never married, was born in OH, father’s surname Watson, mother’s maiden name Alford.

            It is not known why she is listed as Alford in SSDI and OH Deaths records.

            In August 2013, Find A Grave photographer Gordon Svoboda reported that Keisha does not have a gravestone.

 

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KELLIE D. ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—25 December 2013

 

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            Alford, Kellie D. 44 of Dayton went home to be with the Lord Dec 18, 2013 after a short illness.

            She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She attended Dunbar High School.

            She is preceded in death by her niece Tiffanie Alford.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her loving parents Willie & Louella Alford, boyfriend Jermaine Evans, children Bryan (Whitney), Jordan, and Ja’ron Alford, granddaughters Kamari and Bre’Aire, brother Brian Alford, sisters Carla (Lamanuel) McIntosh, Sr., and Cherita Alford, 3 nieces and 2 nephews, aunt Mary Davidson, numerous cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Final disposition: cremation. Arrangements provided by Bradford - Connelly & Glickler Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held Thursday Dec. 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Woodland Mausoleum, 118 Woodland Avenue, with Rev. Melvin Jackson officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KENNETH CHARLES ALFORD, SR.

 

Family Care Services / Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home

Columbiana, Columbiana Co., OH——_____ April 2013

 

Kenneth Charles Alford, Sr.

 

COLUMBIANA—Kenneth Charles Alford, Sr. 91, died at 6:22 pm Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Essex I of Salem.

            Mr. Alford was born February 25, 1922, in Crimora, VA, a son of Paul and Minnie Taylor Alford and had lived in the East Liverpool, Wellsville and Columbiana area spending winters in Leesburg, FL.

            Kenneth had worked as a roller in the cold strip for Crucible Steel in Midland, Pa for 28 years. He served in the US Navy during World War II as a 1st class machinist mate. He was a member of the DAV, Elks and the VFW in East Liverpool.

            Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman all of his life. He was a passionate hunter and fisherman winning many bass tournaments in Florida. As a skilled marksman he also won many trap shooting contests. He was a skilled private pilot and flew for many years.

            He is survived by his daughter, Nyla (Arthur) Gallina of Brimfield; two sons, Joseph (Kitty) Alford of Oak Island, NC and Kenneth “Buck” (Billie) Alford, Jr., of Columbiana; his companion, Dorothy Bott of Columbiana; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; three sisters, Loretta (Jim) Montgomery and Gloria Landfried both of East Liverpool and Phyllis Trainer of Wellsville; and a brother, Paul (Gladys) Alford of Salineville.

            He was preceded in death by his wives, Ruth Alford and Miriam Alford, three sisters, Verla Swogger, Mary Kireta and Frances Stofman and two brothers, George Alford and Jerry Alford.

            A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana with Pastor Kari Lankford officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 Honor Guard following the service.

            Contributions in memory of Kenneth may be made to the Salvation Army.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Miriam F. Berry Harden Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Robert Alford 1828–1888 Virginia.

            His lineage: Kenneth Charles 1922 VA1, Paul David 1894 VA2, James Alexander 1850 VA3, Robert 1828 VA4.

 

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KEVIN LEE ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Saturday, 12 August 2000

 

            Services for Kevin L. Alford, 23, who was killed Wednesday [August 9] in a motorcycle accident in Lorain County, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Norton Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington.

            Mr. Alford, a machinist for the Advance Bronze Co. of Lodi, was heading north on Ohio 58 shortly before 5 p.m., when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve between Webster and Merriman roads and hit a guardrail.

            He was born in Cleveland and was reared in Spencer and Wellington. He graduated from Black River High School in 1995. Mr. Alford lived in Wellington for the last six years.

            Survivors include his mother, Sally, of Lorain; father, Robert, of Wellington; sisters, Angel of Medina and Annette of Wellington; and friend Yvonne Colbrun of Litchfield.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington, Lorain Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OH Deaths: Kevin Lee Alford, white, single, was born 15 June 1977 in Cleveland, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Lemieux.

 

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LA’JOY ALFORD

 

[Although she died in MI, we are including her obituary here because she lived in OH.]

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Sunday, 12 June 2011

 

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            La’Joy Alford passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 in Detroit, Mich.

            She leaves to mourn her daughter, My’Joy Travis; mother, Jodi Hamilton-Hicks (Gregg); father, Lawrence Alford; grandmother, Sandra Sparks; grandparents, George and Sharon Jones; sister, Zipporah Alford; brothers, Rayshaun Hamilton and Ryan Burkett; uncle, Walter Hamilton; aunt, Reeka Gould and a host of other relatives and friends.

            In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Charter One Bank in the name of Jodi Hamilton-Hicks for the benefit of La’Joy Alford.

            To honor her life services will be held at Sommerville Funeral Services, 1695 Diagonal Rd. on Wednesday, June 14, 2011. Family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Funeral service will immediately follow. Internment Mount Peace Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 1187 Mercer Ave., Akron, Ohio 44320.

 

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BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH— Sunday, 12 June 2011

 

            Two women and a man, all from Akron, were shot to death last week near downtown Detroit.

            Those killed are:

                        *Donnell L. Lewis, 26.

                        *Shaynese Marie Sykes, 22.

                        *La’Joy Alford, 22.

            The three were shot while sitting inside a car parked on Orleans Avenue in northeast Detroit, police said. They were gunned down execution-style, police reported. The bodies were found about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. Few other details were available.

            Repeated efforts to contact Detroit Police Department spokesman Sgt. Eren Stephens were unsuccessful.

            Akron police reported that Lewis has a criminal record with numerous drug-related charges.

            Efforts to reach the families were unsuccessful.

            Initial media reports identified one of the victims incorrectly. Alford was apparently carrying the identification of a sister, officials said….

            Services for Alford will be at noon Wednesday at the Sommerville funeral home with burial in Mount Peace cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the service. Alford leaves a daughter, My’Joy Travis, mother Jodi Hamilton-Hicks (Gregg), father Lawrence Alford, sister Zipporah Alford, brothers, Rayshaun Hamilton and Ryan Burkett and grandparents Sandra Sparks and George and Sharon Jones….

            The deaths marked the second time in a week that three people were found shot to death in a car in Detroit. Police said there was no connection between the deaths.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LAURA L. “SADIE” SYME ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Friday, 24 June 2011

 

            Alford, Laura L., ‘‘Sadie,’’ 61, of Alliance. Died Monday [June 20]. Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke.

           

In another article:

 

Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home

Alliance, Stark Co., OH—_____ June 2011

 

 

            Laura L. “Sadie” Alford, 61, of Alliance, died on Monday, June 20, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.

            She was born on March 15, 1950 in Alliance, and lived in Alliance most of her life.

            Sadie attended Kent State University and obtained her Nursing Degree.

            She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church

            Mrs. Alford worked for many years in at ABC Home Health Center in Cookville, Tennessee and then in private home nursing when she returned to Alliance.

            In her past-time, she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and listening to music.

            Sadie is survived by her husband, Joseph M. Alford whom she married on August 28, 1983; and a son, Richard M. Alford of Alliance.

            Preceding her in death were her parents, Melvin and Jean (Smith) Syme; and a brother, Richard M. Syme.

            The family will receive friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Donald L. Feicht, as celebrant.

            Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

            Memorials: Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 427 E. Broadway, Alliance, OH 44601.

 

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

 

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LEDGER P. ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Thursday, 8 February 2007

 

            Alford, Ledger—Beloved husband of Louise. Passed away February 2, age 83. Friends may call Thursday, February 8, from 10 A.M. until time of service 11 A.M. at Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home, 6943 Montgomery Rd. (45236).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OH Deaths: Ledger P. Alford was born 25 June 1923 in AL and died 2 Feb 2007, residence Auglaize Co. He was African-American and married.

 

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LEO ALFORD

 

BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER

Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI—Sunday, 6 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Leo Alford, 47, of Akron, Ohio, and formerly of Battle Creek died Thursday, Aug. 27, 1998, in Akron.

            He was born July 7, 1951, in Battle Creek to Nathaniel and Margaret (Adams) Alford.

            He attended Battle Creek Public Schools and served in the U.S. Army from April 29, 1969, to March 1, 1971, during the Vietnam War.

            He was a self-employed auto mechanic in Battle Creek before moving to Ohio five years ago.

            His marriage to Darlene Jackson ended in divorce.

            Surviving are daughters, Trashon and Teyuna Alford of Battle Creek; three grandchildren; his mother and stepfather, Margaret and Charles Cribbs of Battle Creek; his maternal grandmother, Nannie G. Adams of Battle Creek; brothers Leon Alford and Eric Chapman of Battle Creek, and Nathaniel Alford of Cleveland; sisters, Zenelda Alford of Cleveland and Barbara Chapman of Battle Creek; and stepsisters, Yvonne Hoyt and Charlene Cribbs of Battle Creek.

            His father died in 1972.

            Community involvement, hobbies: Enjoyed working on automobiles and drawing.

            Services: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in fort Custer National Cemetery....

            Arrangements: Bachman-Hebble Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leo Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., MI.

            From OH Deaths: Leo Alford, African American, divorced, was born in MI and served in the Army.

 

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LEROY “TOPCAT” ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Monday, 29 November 2004

           

            Leroy Alford “Topcat,” 77, loving father and grandfather, passed away peacefully Nov. 23, 2004 at the Hospice Care Center after a lengthy illness.

            Born in South Carolina, Mr. Alford lived in the Akron area most of his adult life. Mr. Alford was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Chrysler in 1992.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and Cletus Patterson and wife, Mary Alford. Mr. Alford is survived by daughter, Tracy Alford-Smith of Akron, three grandchildren, Cameron Smith, Jordan Smith and Mariauna Russell all of Akron; brother, Pervis (V’Essie) Alford of Akron; sister, Nellie Mae Colvin of South Carolina; sisters-in-law; Mary Jane Bowens of Akron, Francis Curtis of Akron, Rebecca (Junior) Davis of Buffalo, N.Y., and Lillie Mae Rodgers of Philadelphia, Pa. and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends….

            Services will be held, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, 11 a.m. at Stewart and Calhoun Funeral Chapel…. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 22 July 1926, last residence Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary M. Jennings Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Leroy Alford, African American, widowed, was born 22 July 1927 [different than SSDI]. His father’s surname was Patterson and mother’s maiden name Alford, which he apparently used.

 

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LESTER A. “PEG” ALFORD

Uncle of William P. Alford, AAFA #0605

 

DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Thursday, 18 March 2004

 

            Alford, Lester A. “Peg,” of Miamisburg, Wednesday [March 17]. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Victory Christian Church. (Newcomer-Farley, Kettering)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lester A. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 28 May 1923, last residence Miamisburg, Montgomery Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Lester A. Alford, white, married, was born 28 May 1923 in OH, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Shigley.

            Lester was the son of Rush Alvern Alford and his second wife, Lucy Shigley (1902–1926).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lester A. 1923 OH1, Rush Alvern 1895 OH2, George Welsh 1867 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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LOUIS ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Thursday, 23 December 1993

 

            Louis Alford, 46, of Fairmount, died Monday [December 20]. He was a laborer. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Hall-Jordan Funeral Home, Walnut Hills. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louis Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 5 Jan 1947, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            From Spring Grove Cemetery records:

 

Interment Number:     197352

Interment Date:           12/27/1993

Location:                     LN-137E-126-16

Name:                          Louis Alford

Date of Birth:              01/05/1947

Birth Place:                 Simmesport, LA

Date of Death:            12/20/1993

Death Place                 Cincinnati, OH

Name of Father:          John Alford

Name of Mother:        Agnes Jackson

Sex:                             M

Marital Status:             M

Name of Spouse:         Rosie L. Talton

 

Funeral Home:            Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home (Gilbert)

Address:                      2625 Gilbert Ave

City, State, Zip:          Cincinnati Oh 45206

Phone:                         (513) 281-7712

 

            Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes traditionally serve the African-American community.

 

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LOUIS ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Thursday, 25 October 1990

 

            Louis Alford, 64, of Bond Hill, died Sunday [Oct 21]. Mr. Alford worked for International Chemical. Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Hall-Jordan Funeral Home, Walnut Hills. Visitation: 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home

FAG photo requested 4/13/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louis Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 24 Dec 1924, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            From Spring Grove Cemetery records:

 

Interment Number:     192121

Interment Date:           10/27/1990

Location:                     LC-D-109-0

Name:                          Louis Alford

Date of Birth:              12/24/1925

Birth Place:                 Montgomery, AL

Date of Death:            10/21/1990

Death Place                 Veteran’s Hosp.

Name of Father:          James C. Alford

Name of Mother:        Alberta Brassell

Sex:                             F [sic]

Marital Status:             M

Name of Spouse:         Florence Alford

 

Funeral Home:            Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Home (Gilbert)

Address:                      2625 Gilbert Ave

City, State, Zip:          Cincinnati Oh 45206

Phone:                         (513) 281-7712

 

            Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes traditionally serve the African-American community.

 

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LOUISE “SUSIE” WEGLOWSKI ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-HERALD

Willoughby, Lake Co., OH—Thursday, 27 January 2005

 

            Services for Louise “Susie” Alvord, 66, of Northfield Center Township, a homemaker, will be 11 a.m. at Ferfolia Funeral Home, 356 West Aurora Road, Sagamore Hills, and at 11:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 9451 Brandywine Road, Northfield Center.

            Mrs. Alvord died Jan. 25, 2005, at South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights.

            She was born Oct. 5, 1938, in Cleveland.

            She was an aunt and great-aunt.

            Survivors are her husband, Phillip Alvord; son, Marc (Kim) Alvord; grandchildren, Luke and Miranda; and sister-in-law, Peggy Weglowski.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Luke and Sophie (Gawel) Weglowski; and siblings, Helen Siedlecki, Mary Weglowski, Agnes Tucholski, Frank Weglowski and Ralph Weglowski.

            .... Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery in Northfield Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Louise M. Alvord (SS# issued in OH), last residence Northfield, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Phillip M. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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LOUISE THORNTON ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Wednesday, 27 October 1999

 

            Louise T. Alford, 79, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 24, 1999, at her residence.

            Homegoing services will be held Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, 10 a.m., at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 327 Cuyahoga St., Rev. Dr. L.C. Cooper officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 320 Dean St., Akron 44304. (Turner & Rhoden, 724-1201.)

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Svoboda

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise T. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 4 July 1920, last residence Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Louise Alford, African American, divorced, was born in AL, father’s surname Thornton, mother’s maiden Wright.

 

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LUCILLE ALFORD REIDER

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 11 June 2013

 

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            Lucille Reider peacefully departed this earth on Thursday evening, June 6, 2013. She was at home [Mason, Warren Co., OH], surrounded by her loving family.

            As a teenager, she recognized Christ Jesus as her Lord and Saviour. Lucille was born in 1925, in Yonkers, NY, daughter of Annie Kight Alford and Walter Hayes Alford. A graduate of Roosevelt High School (NY) and Macon Law School (GA), she was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 1952. In 1955,

            Lucille married Jacob A. Reider in Macon, GA, and later lived in Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, and Virginia. She was a wife and mother first, not working outside the home until her children were older.

            Lucille loved people, and maintained friendships for life. Lucille began an unexpected career teaching college in mid-life, that spanned more than 20 years. She influenced students at the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and Southern Ohio College, teaching business and real estate law. Her love and talent for teaching was evidenced by the overwhelming response by her students. She was known to start each class by writing a ‘Food For Thought’ verse on the blackboard.

            Lucille is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Jacob A. Reider, daughters Rebecca Tatum of Tallahassee, FL, Mary (Peter) Van Ellis, of Pipersville, PA, and Julia (Tim) Phillips, Leesburg, VA, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Lucille’s brother and sister-in-law, Richard J. (Bobbie) Alford, and sisters-in-law Geraldine Y. Reider and Eileen R. Kaylor.

            Friends are invited to join in celebrating Lucille’s life, at Colonial Funeral Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, on Sunday, June 9, 2013, at 2:00 pm, with service at 3:00 pm. A second service will be held at Matinchek & Daughter Funeral Home, 260 E. Main St., Middletown, PA, 17057, on Monday, June 10, 2013 at 1:00pm, with burial following at Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown, PA. Online condolences may be sent at www.colonialfuneralhome.com

FAG photo requested 4/28/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            In an Ancestry family tree, she is listed as Agnes Lucille Alford, born 11 Nov 1925 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY. Her father was Walter Hayes Alford (1896–1968), born and died in Jamaica.

 

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MARCHA JO LUPETTI ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Sunday, 10 May 2009

 

            Alford, Marcha Jo age 65, passed away Friday, May 8th at Miami Valley Hospital. Marcha was a long-time employee of the Miami Valley Hospital cafeteria, proud owner of Bright Star Greetings, and an employee of Wal-mart Super Center.

            She was preceded in death by her father, John Lupetti.

            She is survived by her mother, Juanita M. Lupetti, her son, Kenneth Alford, 2 grandsons Gabriel Alford and Justin Alford, her sister Sandra Wright and husband Jack Wright, 1 niece, 3 nephews, and 2 aunts Lucille Shearer and Frances Montgomery.

            Visitation will be held Friday, May 15th, 2009 at Tobias Belmont Chapel from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Immediately following, Rev. Pat Barker will lead a memorial service at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 15th, 2009 at Tobias Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marcha Jo Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 11 June 1943, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

 

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MARGARET MCCORD MARKS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Tuesday, 15 September 1998

 

            Margaret McCord Alford, age 95, of Marysville, Ohio, formerly of Westerville. Saturday evening [September 12] at Heartland of Marysville [Union Co., OH].

            A homemaker, she enjoyed bowling and bingo. She was born Oct. 16, 1902 in Glasgo, Scotland to the late William and Bella D. Wilson Marks.

            She was also preceded in death by her husband Henry R. Alford May 20, 1985. They were married in 1930.

            She is survived by her children, Roberta J. (Calvin) Morand of Marysville, William J. (Santina) Alford of Chesterland, Oh., and Barbara A. (Leroy) Eastman of La Cresenta, CA. 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. A sister Jean Noble and brother William Marks of County Fife, Scotland.

            Calling hours will be 7-9pm Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral Home, Marysville where funeral services will be held 10am Wednesday. Brother Austin Williams officiating. Committal service and burial will be held at 12noon Wednesday at the Old Pioneer Cemetery, Westerville.

 

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Photo from Pioneer Cemetery, Westerville, Franklin Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Dave – LM thru Edit 8/10/2013 – no other way to contact

Taken by photographer Dave

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret M. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Marysville, Union Co., OH.

 

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MARIA STOCKARD ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Thursday, 19 August 1976

 

            Maria Alford (nee Stockard), beloved mother of James Edward, Jr., Arthur, Elihu, Smyth Lee, Jannie Nevels, Corinne Coleman and Alvenice Brown, dear sister of E.J. Jr., J.C., Frank, Jim and Sam, Magnolia Herrod, Ozeil Jordan, Estelle Ruffin, Margariet Wright, Ola Mae Galley, Julia Dean and Ida Mae, grandmother of 21, great-grandmother of six.

            Services Saturday, August 21 at 10 a.m. at Lane Metropolitian C.M.E. Church, 2131 E. 46th St. Family will receive friends Friday 7-8:30 P.M. at the H.M. Martin Funeral Home, 3856 East 131st. St. [Cleveland].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The H.M. Martin Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

            From OH Deaths: Maria Alford was born 1904 and died 17 Aug 2007 in Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga Co. She was divorced and “non-white.”

 

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MARIE ALFORD DEBOSE

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Sunday, 9 January 2005

 

            Marie Alford DeBose, 90, passed away, Jan. 6, 2005 at Akron City Hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel M. DeBose, daughters, Emma Debose and Cora Sue Aleem, son Jerry DeBose, sisters Verta Marks, Gertie Mae Broughton, Shirley Avery, and Katie Bibby, brothers, Isaiah Alford, Thomas Alford, Jr. Huey P. Alford and Robert Alford.

            Born in Mer Rouge, La., she came to reside in Akron, Ohio in 1942. She was a longtime member and church mother at True Vine C.O.G.I.C. and lovingly affiliated herself with the St. Ashworth’s Temple (Wooster Avenue Temple) family, her first church home.

            Left to mourn her passing are sisters, Elaine Evans, Eleanor Mitchell and Velma Lee James, children, Rev. Dr. Charles (Jackie) DeBose, Sammy DeBose, Paul DeBose, Patricia Jones and Renee DeBose, 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and special friends, Olivia and Douglas Johnson and family.

            We are grateful for the legacy of Christian Faith she left us, by her example of true Christian living.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 12 noon at St. Ashworth’s Temple, 1086 Vernon Odom Blvd., with Elder Richard Bradford officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, prior to service. Interment will be at Mount Peace Cemetery. Procession will form at 1150 Palmetto Ave. Condolences may be sent to 410 Chittenden St. Akron, Ohio 44306.

            Stewart & Calhoun, 330-535-1543

            Please sign the guestbook at www.ohio.com/obituaries

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie A. Debose (SS# issued in OH) was born 20 Nov 1914, last residence Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Marie A. Debose was African American, widowed, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Shiloh.

 

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MARTIN JOHN ALVORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—16 November 2011

 

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            Martin John Alvord, 22, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 13th. He was preceded in death by his mother, Michelle Alvord and his grandmother, Maribeth Haller.

            Martin is survived by his father, Barry Alvord; siblings, Beth, Phil, Mary Grace, John, Stephen, and Maria; his grandfather, Russell Haller; his Aunt Renee and Uncle Bill; his Uncle Matt and Aunt Mary Ann; his Aunt Kate and Ralph; his cousins Patrick and Heather; and his Uncle Tom.

            Martin’s trademark laugh, passion for design, and vibrant personality will all be missed. We will remember Martin when we see Lucky Charms, graffiti, salad, and bold plaid shirts. Anytime we take trips to the zoo, wake up early to see the sunrise, or go on bike-hikes, we will think of Martin. Martin could make anyone laugh; his unique perspective on life, perseverance in overcoming difficulties, and work ethic has inspired many to strive in life, not settle. Martin, we love you and miss you.

            Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Anthony Funeral Homes, 1990 South Main Street, Akron, OH 44301. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Sebastian Church in Akron. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. (Anthony, 330.724.1281, www.anthonyfh.com)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MARY ALBERTA “BABE” SCHOMBERG ALFORD

 

Photo from Striley Family Tree (Ancestry.com) permission requested 8/4/2013

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Wednesday, 17 September 2003

 

            Alford, Mary Alberta (nee Schomberg), beloved wife of the late Edward M. Alford, dear mother of Thomas E. (Vonda) Alford, Elaine Alford Hughes, Jerome (Carol) Alford, Sharon Alford (John) Laake and the late Fred Alford. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

            Monday, September 15, 2003, at the home of her son Thomas and Vonda Alford.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cecilia Church, 3105 Madison Rd., Oakley, Thursday, September 18 at 10 A.M. No visitation. Memorials may be directed to Comboni Missionaries, 1318 Nagel Rd., 45255 or Vitas Hospice Care, 11500 Northlake Dr., Ste. 400, 45249. Geo. H. Rohde & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Lookout, serving the family.

 

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Photo from Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Montgomery, Hamilton Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 21 Sept 1914, last residence Camp Dennison, Hamilton Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edward Morse Alford, in this compilation.

            The obituary was first published on 16 Sept 2003 with an apparently incorrect spelling of her maiden name as Schonberg.

            Her nickname is from family trees at Ancestry.com.

 

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MARY DULLARD ALFORD

 

THE VINDICATOR

Youngstown, Mahoning Co., OH—Tuesday, 16 July 1968

 

MCDONALD, Jan. 15—Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Centenary Methodist Church, Youngstown, for Mrs. Mary Alford, 59, of 204 Ninth St. She died of a cerebral hemorrhage at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Dandridge Nursing Home, Youngstown, where she had been a patient 16 months.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 25, 1904, in Purvis [Robeson Co.], N.C., a daughter of Ceasar and Maggie Dullard, and came to McDonald from Clio [Marlboro Co.], S.C., 46 years ago. She was a member of the church.

            Besides her husband, Joseph, to whom she was married in 1917, she leaves a son, Joseph Jr., at home; a sister, Mrs. Plula Floyd of Chester, Pa., and a half-sister, Mrs. Marzella Woods of Cleveland.

            Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McCullough Williams Funeral Home in Youngstown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Alford Sr.; and her son Joseph Alford Jr. in this compilation. Her son’s obituary says her maiden name was Bullard.

 

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MARY JANE GOLDEN MILTON ALFORD

 

MORNING JOURNAL

Lorain, Lorain Co., OH—Tuesday, 31 March 2009

 

LORAIN—Mary Jane Alford (nee: Golden), 75 years of age, and a resident of Lorain, passed away Monday, March 30, 2009 at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain following a lengthy illness.

            She was born January 25, 1934 in Barbourville, Kentucky. Mary came to Ohio at the age of seventeen. She had made her home in the Amherst and Lorain area for the last fifty-eight years.

            Mary was a loving mother and homemaker. She was a member of North Lake Missionary Baptist Church in South Amherst. Mary’s passion in life was being a grandmother and caring for her grandchildren.

            Survivors include her daughters Judy Ann Lawson and her fiancé Jerry Bright of Barboursville, Kentucky, Susan Holzhauer and her husband Kurt of Lorain; her grandchildren Regina Trent, Kendal Lawson and Rebbecak Singelton all of Kentucky, Michelle Milton, Stephanie Milton and Chris Milton all of Martinsburgh, West Virginia, Earl Calvert, Amanda Calvert and Brandon Calvert all of Lorain; two great grandchildren; her sisters Hazel Frederick and her husband Arnold of Lorain, Bonnie Griffith and her husband Roy of South Amherst, Wanda Kinder of Barbourville, Kentucky; her brothers Roy Golden and his wife Sally and Tommy Golden all of Barbourville, Kentucky, John Golden and his wife Vontine of Mt. Vernon,Ohio, Jessy Golden and his wife Phyllis of Oberlin, Bill Golden and his wife Kathleen of Wakeman.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-three years Earl C. Alford on November 4, 1989; her son Robert Milton on August 26, 2002; her sister Laura Frederick on March 8, 2008; her brothers Jackie Golden on January 27, 2008, Robert and George Golden as infants; and by her parents Perry and Melvina Golden (nee: Jones).

            Friends may call Tuesday, March 31, 2009 from 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the funeral home. The Rev. Carson Fraley, pastor of North Lake Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst.

            Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Lorain Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LindaB

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Jane Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Lorain, Lorain Co., OH.

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

            The obituary of her son Robert Milton identifies her first husband, George Milton:

 

THE HERALD-MAIL

Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD—28 August 2002

 

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.—Robert “Bob” Milton, 45, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2002, in Barbourville, Ky.

            Born Nov. 24, 1956, in Amherst, Ohio, he was the son of George Milton of Barbourville and Mary Jane Golden Alford of Lorain, Ohio.

            He was employed as a telecommunications engineering technician for 20 years.

            He was a Master Mason with Triluminar Lodge 117 A.F. & A.M.

            In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Anna Renah Sturdivant Milton; two daughters, Michelle Milton and Stephanie Milton, both of Martinsburg; one son, Christopher Milton of Martinsburg; three sisters, Judy Lawson of Barbourville, Debra Clem of Martinsburg and Susan Calvert of Lorain; and nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Earl Alford.

 

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MARY JANE SIMPSON ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Sunday, 1 August 2010

 

            Mary Jane Alford. Born in Columbus, Ohio as Mary Jane Simpson on November 22, 1928, she married John Alford in 1949, graduated from OSU in 1950 and died on July 21, 2010. Mary Jane was a widely known, respected artist and taught at the Cultural Arts Center for many years. She also held workshops fostering artistic self-expression and spiritual awareness. M.J. was also very involved in helping many children through difficult times.

            Her husband of 60 years died on June 1, 2010. She longed to be with him.

            She is survived by daughters, Sue (Kevin), Cindy (Gary) and Gail; grandchildren, Andi, Josh, Jenn, Aaron, Ben; great-grandchildren, Carrick, Jamie, Ian, Austin, Maggie, Hunter, Aldo, Kaylee, and Chloe.

            A memorial service for John and Mary Jane is being planned for October. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Capital Area Humane Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Jane Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Hilliard, Franklin Co., OH.

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

 

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MARY KATHRYN ALFORD MCMAHAN

 

Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home

Zanesville, OH—_____ September 2010

 

 

            Mary K. McMahan, 54, of Zanesville, died at 4:24 a.m. Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at her residence. She was born November 14, 1955, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late John and Florence Krouskoupf Alford. She had worked as a rehab aide for Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a member of the Solid Rock Wesleyan Church of Cambridge and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid gardener.

            Surviving is her husband of 37 years, Charles H. McMahan, whom she married July 28, 1973, of the home; a daughter, Diana L. (Benjamin) Moore of Zanesville; a son, Mike (Wendy) McMahan of Zanesville; two sisters, Colleen (Max) Burtnett and Becky (Jack) Lowry, both of Zanesville; two brothers, John (Deena) Alford and Delbert (Nancy) Alford, both of Zanesville; four grandchildren, Alison McMahan, Hannah Moore, Andrew McMahan and Nicholas Moore; her two dogs, Peaches and Chloe; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

            Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Frank officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Zanesville.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Animal Shelter Society, Inc., 1430 Newark Road, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

            To send a note of condolence or a sympathy card to the McMahan family: www.bolin-dierkesfuneralhome.com.

 

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

            Her middle name is from her memorial at FindAGrave.com.

 

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MARY LEE ALLMAN ALFORD YOUNG

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Saturday, 11 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Young, Mary Alford (nee Allman), beloved wife of the late William T. Young, devoted mother of A. Notley (Evelyn Bex) Alford of Englewood, FL and Jack Allman (Johann Schneider) Alford, stepmother of Penny Young of Philadelphia, loving grandmother of Stephen, Bradley, Michael, Russell, Bart, Bruce and Andrew Alford, great grandmother of Jason, Joshua, Kurt, David, Ross, Jeffery, Sienna, Stephanie, Jessica, Jenna and Marie Alford, great great grandmother of Emma Alford. Dear sister of the late Robert, Fred, John, Claude Allman.

            1926 graduate of Wesleyan College, Macon, GA and graduate work at the University of GA as a guidance counselor. Vice President of the GA State PTA and GA Federation Women’s Club, Principal of Hart County School System and member of Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority. Came to Cincinnati in 1948, member of Wyoming Presbyterian Church and served as President of the Womens Group, Board of Deacons, Stephens Ministry, Hostess for Keenagers Lunch Group for 13 years, House Mother for Chi Omega Sorority for eight years, Counselor at the University of Cincinnati for three years, Director of Presbyterian Montreat (NC) Camp for Girls for three years, Manager for Housekeeping Services for UC Residence Halls for 15 years and volunteer University Hospital Surgery Visitors Lounge for nine years.

            Born November 22, 1906 in Cumberland, TN and died March 10, 2000 at Maple Knoll Village at the age of 93 years. Memorial services Monday, March 13, 3 P.M. held at the Wyoming Presbyterian Church at the corner of Burns and Wyoming Aves.... Vorhis Funeral Home assisting with arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Mary Lee Young was white, widowed, father’s surname Allman, mother’s maiden name Moss. She was cremated.

 

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MARY M. JENNINGS ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Sunday, 12 January 1997

 

            Mary M. Alford, 69, passed away Jan. 7, 1997, at Akron General Medical Center, after a long illness.

            Born in Dillon, S.C., she had lived in the community for 47 years. She had been employed by Portage Country Club as a housekeeper for 12 years, last working in 1989. She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and the Usher Board.

            She is survived by husband, Leroy Alford; daughter, Tracy Alford-Smith; sisters, Mary Bowens, Frances Curtis, all of Akron, Lillie Mae Rogers of Philadelpia, Pa., and Rebecca Davis of Buffalo, N. Y.; grandchildren, Cameron and Jordan Smith of Akron; nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Rev. Marc Neal officiating. Interment at Rose Hill. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Procession will form and condolences may be sent to 765 Easter Ave. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 Nov 1927, last residence Akron, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leroy “Topcat” Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Mary Alford, African American, married, was born 8 Nov 1927 in SC, father’s surname Jennings, mother’s maiden name Taylor.

 

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MARY “MAEDELL” ADMINSON ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—9 May 2012

 

Elias and Mary “Maedell” Alford

 

            Mary Alford, affectionately known as Maedell, transitioned peacefully from this life to her Eternal Home with the Lord on May 8, 2012 at Windsong Nursing Home.

            Mary was born June 28, 1931 in Roanoke, Ala. to Rosie Chenwing and Herbert Adminson. Mary was a faithful member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Akron, Ohio.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Elias Alford; sister, Ethel James; daughter, Deborah Alford.

            She leaves to mourn her passing, sisters, Peggy Snelling, Lois Galloway; daughters, Michelle (Leonard) Jones, Altermease “Missy” (Johnny) Marsh, all of Akron; sons, Sherry “Bo”, Felix Tyrone (Alice), Todd (Pam) all of Akron; Brad (Eileen) of California; grandchildren, Christopher, Jovan, Terrica, Jasmine, Lauren, Lindsay, Jadana, Kayla, Todd, Aubrey, Chandler, Paige, Joel; special friend, Pat Small, and a host of loving friends, family and co-workers!

            Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12 Noon at Sommerville Funeral Services, 1695 Diagonal Road. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service in the Chapel, with Rev. Christine Smith officiating. Interment at Glendale Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to 1652 Eagles Lane, 44306.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Elias Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Deborah E. “Debbie” Alford in this compilation.

            In Elias’s obituary, she is listed as Mary Dell Ferrell.

 

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MAURICE EUGENE “GENE” ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the DAILY RECORD, Wooster, Wayne Co., OH, on the previous day.]

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Tuesday, 2 May 2006

 

 

RITTMAN [Wayne Co.]—M. Eugene “Gene” Alford, 68, of Rittman, died April 29, 2006, at Akron General Medical Center.

            He was born on Feb. 23, 1938, in Rittman to J. Earl and Dorothy (Huff) Alford, and was a life resident of Rittman. He was employed by Iron Workers Local 17 in Cleveland until retiring in 1985. He was Baptist by faith, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of Plainfield Lodge 224 F&AM, Rittman Moose Lodge 860, Rittman VFW Auxiliary, and Wadsworth Eagles 2117.

            Surviving are his wife, Phyllis (Elkins) Alford; son, Earl Alford of Rittman; daughter, Kathy (Jim) Hornoff of Wadsworth; grandchildren, Kirby, Kali, and Corey Hornoff; sisters, Charlene (Harv) Shook of Haines City, Fla., Barbara (Dean) Wagner of Wadsworth, and Debbie Fugitt of Wildwood, Fla.

            Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 12 noon at Gillman Funeral Home, 360 W. Sunset Dr., Rittman.... Masonic services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. There will be no calling hours. His body will be cremated....

 

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Photo from Rittman Cemetery, Rittman, Wayne Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beverly Sprowl Teibel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maurice E. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Rittman, Wayne Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jewell Earl Alford and Dorothy M. Huff Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MAURICE NATHANIEL ALFORD, JR.

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Friday, 29 February 2008

 

 

            Alford Jr., Maurice N. age 26 of Dayton departed this life unexpectedly on Sunday, February 24, 2008. He was born October 9, 1981 in Dayton, Ohio.

            He leaves to cherish his passing; his loving mother, Delois (Phillip) Sweeney; father, Maurice N. Alford Sr.; (2) brothers, Antonio Alford and Antwan McCathron; (1) sister, De’Shonda Alford; (2) daughters, Lan’ieya T. Alford and Marijah N. Monegan; (2) sons, Maurice N. Alford III and Taem’ar D. Alford; grandmother, Idell Norman; grandfather, Early Lawhorn Sr.; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            “Don’t end up like me! To my friends: If I could say one thing to you, it would be to “stay out the streets”. “Change your ways and turn to GOD...do it for me”. (Maurice N. Alford Jr.).

            Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 29, 2008 at Harris Memorial CME Church, 3950 Haney Rd., with Pastor Earl Hudson, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will be held at Jeffersonview Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave. On line condolences may also be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com

 

In another article:

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Tuesday, 26 February 2008

 

Relatives grieve victim of shooting

One man killed, his brother wounded in attack as they drove home from club

 

By: Lawrence Budd Staff Writer

 

DAYTON—Mario Lawhorn yearned for his cousin, Maurice N. Alford Jr., on Monday, Feb. 25, as he struggled to deal with the slaying of his relative.

            Alford, 26, of Dayton, died in a drive-by shooting about 4 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, on the Third Street Bridge near Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.

            “I wish he was here,” Lawhorn, 21, said as he and other family members grieved at Lawhorn’s home in Dayton. Alford lived there on and off since returning to the area from Jackson, Mich. “He looked out for me like a little brother. He told me one day I would make it,” Lawhorn said.

            The victim’s brother, Antonio Alford, 25, shot several times in the arm and torso, has been released from Miami Valley Hospital.

            Police were still trying to determine why someone would open fire on the car the brothers were in as they drove home from Club Cream, 80 N. Main St., in Dayton.

            The Alfords were driving across the bridge when another car overtook and passed them on the driver’s side. Someone in that car fired several times into the car the Alfords were in.

            Dayton police Sgt. Gary White said the shooter or shooters were in a dark-colored car, but little other information was available as to who they were or why the shooting occurred.

            It was Dayton’s sixth homicide of 2008 — one more than at this time a year ago, according to Dayton police.

            “He was my big brother. I’m going to miss him dearly,” said Alford ‘s sister, DeShonda Alford, 23. “Whoever did this, please turn yourself in.”

            MauriceAlford also leaves to mourn four children, ages 2 months to 3 years, from three women, family members said.

            “They were asking for their daddy last night,” an aunt, Sarah Lawhorn, said Monday.

            “What can I tell ‘em? They’re too young to understand.”

            In May 2005, MauriceAlford completed probation from a case in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court involving possession of less than a gram of crack cocaine.

 

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

 

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MELBA D. GREGORY BRANT ALFORD

 

NORWALK REFLECTOR

Norwalk, Huron Co., OH—Friday, 9 April 2010

 

Melba D. Gregory Alford

June 12, 1944 - April 6, 2010

 

NORWALK—Proud to have been a lifelong resident of Norwalk, Melba knocked on heaven’s door this day. She was quick to recognize God’s hand in the blessings of her life, she knew Jesus as her Savior.

            Melba was the fourth of nine children born to the late John and Ruth Gregory, where life on South Norwalk Road was spent tending the family garden, wandering the fields with younger sisters and brothers in tow, making dandelion necklaces, sledding down the hill behind the barn on a pushed-down baby buggy, laying on her back making animals out of clouds.

            She was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Barnes, and brother, Mic Gregory.

            Surviving are Sonya Vondrak, Norwalk; Huntz (Mary) Gregory, Norwalk; Rita (Larry) Mercer, Montpelier; Anna (Del) Bristol, Norwalk; Gregg Gregory, Sedona, Arizona; and Jeanine Gentry, Norwalk.

            Melba’s greatest joy was found in her three children: Ann-Marie Kerr, Bellevue, John Brant (Johnnie my boy!), Jodi Nickoli, Norwalk, and Scott Brant, Norwalk.

            Her life was further enriched with the arrival of her grandchildren: Madison Brant, Corey Henning and Katelyn Henning, Aledia Brant and baby Lenah Brant. Love for the generations continued with the addition of great grandchildren: Corey’s son, Leelan, who would hug his great-grandmother and say, “I wush my GG”, and Katelyn’s daughter, Sevannah Hartley.

            Husbands Gerry Brant and James Alford preceded her in death. Melba was a special Aunt to Lynn Chapin, Brian and Eric Maestas; as well as a caring niece to Catherine Gregory and Eugene and Elsie Gamble. Step-children, Doug (Crystal) Alford and the late Sherrie Smilie [sic—Smillie] and families were welcome additions to her life.

            Melba had a ready wit and brought gales of laughter with her spot-on one-liners. She loved to speak “pig-latin” and laughed when looks of consternation passed over someone’s face. If there are garage sales in heaven—that is where you will find Melba.

            Friends may call on Saturday, April 10, 2010 from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. in Walker Funeral Home, 98 West Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Mike Boyes, Pastor of the Bellevue Alliance Church will officiate. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Ohio.

            A celebration of Melba’s life will follow the service at Shelter House #1 at the Norwalk Reservoir. Online condolences may be made by going to www.edwalkerfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deidre Saladin-Cole

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melba D. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 12 June 1944, last residence Norwalk, Huron Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, James C. Alford; and her stepdaughter Sherrie Lynn Alford Smillie in this compilation.

 

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MILTON REECE “STUB” ALFORD

 

PUTNAM DEMOCRAT AND CABELL RECORD

Culloden, Cabell Co., WV—18 January 2001

 

            Milton Reece “Stub” Alford, 73, of Columbus, OH went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, January 11, 2001 at his residence in Columbus. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 14, 2001 at Moore’s Chapel Church, Ashton…. Burial in Moore’s Chapel Cemetery, Ashton [WV].

            He was born January 30, 1927 in Mason County, WV a son of the late Early W., Sr. and Missouri Ann Edmonds Alford.

            He was also preceded in his death by five brothers, Thomas Alford, Earl W. Alford, Jr., Richard Alford, Paul Alford, and William Afford; one sister, Lois Davis; one son, James Cloied Alford; grandson, Jason Tolliver; great granddaughter, Andrea Berkley.

            He was a meat cutter for Hudson Meat Company, Columbus, OH.

            He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Saunders Alford; one son, Robert and Carol Alford of Obetz, OH; one daughter, Chery and Jerry Carr of Cleveland, OH; two stepdaughters, Jean and Clifford Kelly of Quaker City, OH; Geraldine and Lewis Tolliver of Ashton; two stepsons, James and Cathy Saunders of Circleville, OH and Billy K. Saunders of Glenwood; three brothers, Forest Alford of Milton, Herbert Alford of Ona, and Wendell Alford of Fraziers Bottom; four sisters, Mabel Barboe and Charlene Null both of Denver, CO, Eva “Tootie” Holley of Huntington, and Audrey Arthur of Milton; 15 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Heck Funeral Home, Milton, was in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

_____, WV—_____ January 2001

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Milton Reece “John” Alford, 73, of Columbus died Jan. 11, 2001, at home.

            He was a meat cutter for Hudson Meat Co., Columbus.

            Surviving: wife, Marjorie Saunders Alford; son, Robert of Obetz; daughter, Chery Carr of Cleveland; stepsons, James Saunders of Circleville, Billy K. Saunders of Glenwood, W.Va.; stepdaughters, Jean Kelly of Quaker City, Geraldine Tolliver of Ashton, W.Va.; brothers, Forest of Milton, W.Va., Herbert of Ona, W.Va., Wendell of Fraziers Bottom, W.Va.; sisters, Mabel Barboe and Charlene Null, both of Denver, Eva “Tootie” Holley of Huntington, W.Va., Audrey Arthur of Milton; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Moore’s Chapel Church, Ashton [Mason Co., WV], with the Rev. John Loar officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

 

Photo from Moores Chapel Cemetery, Mason Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Milton R. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 30 Jan 1927, last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Early Wine Alford; and his sisters Julia Audrey Alford Arthur and Lois Rozella Alford Davis in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Milton married (1) Helen Louise Doss and (2) Marjorie Saunders.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Milton Reece 1927 WV1, Early Wine 1895 WV2, Milton Eli 1860 VA3, James 1825 VA4, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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MINNIE LEE MOSS ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—15 November 2011

 

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            Alford, Minnie L. (Moss) age 88 of Dayton, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 13, 2011. Minnie confessed her life to Christ at a very early age and has been a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ all the days of her life.

            Proceeded in death by her husband Harvey Alford Jr., son Robert L. Alford, mother Annie M. Moss, father Alexander Moss, four sisters, Mamie Ogletree, Ozella Williams, Eunice Weaver, Ossie Boyd, three brothers George, James and Frank Moss.

            Survivors include three daughters Leona White, Theresa Alford, Freda Winston; son Harvey “James” Alford III; grandson Mark Winston Jr.; granddaughters Robin and Leonita White and Marla Winston; great grandson Lavelle Hatcher Jr.; a cousin George Riser; sister-in-law Mary F. Johnson; two lifelong friends Omega Matthews and Pat Fred and a special friend Irene White.

            Services will be 11:00 A.M., Thursday, November 17, 2011 at H. H. Roberts, 38 So. Gettysburg Ave. Rev. Kevin Jackson officiating. Viewing will be 9:00 A.M. until time of services. The family will receive friends 10-11:00 A.M. Interment West Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers the Alford family request donations be made to Hospice of Dayton or The American Diabetes Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Minnie L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 19 April 1923, last residence not listed.

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

 

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MIRIAM F. BERRY HARDEN ALFORD

 

DAILY COMMERCIAL

Leesburg, Lake Co., FL—9 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

COLUMBIANA, OH—Miriam F. Alford, 84, of Columbiana, Ohio, died on Tuesday, January 7, 2003. Warrick-Kummer Funeral Home of Columbiana was in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Middletown [Butler Co.], Ohio, she later moved to Leesburg, Florida, then to Columbiana [Columbiana Co.], Ohio two and a half years ago. She had been a beautician in Middletown and was a former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church there. She was a member of the Married Ladies Society at Holy Trinity Church. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Leesburg.

            Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Charles Alford, Sr. and two stepsons, Joseph Alford of Oak Island, North Carolina and Kenneth C. Alford, Jr. of Columbiana, Ohio.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Miriam F. Harden (SS# issued in OH) was born 26 March 1918 and died 7 Jan 2003, last residence Leesburg, Lake Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Kenneth Charles Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Miriam F. Alford, white, married, was born 26 March 1918 in Middletown, Butler Co., OH, father’s surname Berry, mother’s maiden name Brophy.

            It is not known why her SSDI record is listed under Harden.

 

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MIRIAM “KAYE” TILLMAN ALFRED

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—28 December 2010

 

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            Miriam (Kaye) Alfred, age 55, went home to be with the Lord Monday, December 20, 2010.

            She was predeceased by her mother Bobbie Jean Tillman, father Willie James Tillman, and daughter Kimmicco Tillman.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her loving family, including daughters, Felicia (Robert) Cauley and Kenyatta Alfred; brothers, Tyrea Tillman and Eric Tillman; sisters, Ramona (Larry) Fernett, Gertha M. Tillman, Patsy Alston, Alvira Jones, Candace Tillman - (Abou) N’Diaye; grandchildren, Michlecia Tillman, John Willis, Johnecia Willis, Antalecia Gray, Tyrone Flowers, Tyairah Flowers; great-granddaughter, My’anah Jones; aunt, Mary (John) Pace; special niece, Latonya Crumwell; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

            Homegoing celebration 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in the chapel of Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service, 720 E. Long St., Elder Richard Tarrant, officiating. The family will receive friends at the mortuary Wednesday, 1 p.m. until the start of services. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MISAKO AKIMOTO ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—26 February 1992

 

            Alford, Misako, 64, of Dayton, Monday. Private services. (Baker-Hazel [funeral home]).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Misako Alford was born 9 Jan 1928 and died 24 Feb 1992 at home in Montgomery Co. Her father’s surname was Akimoto and her mother’s maiden name was Shimetsu. She was married.

 

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NOVIALYN J. CREEKMORE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Sunday, 6 May 2007

 

            Alford, Novialyn 72, of New Carlisle, Ohio passed away Friday May 4, 2007 at Hospice of Dayton.

            She was born August 7, 1934 in St. Joseph, Missouri the daughter of the late Joe & Novena (Doak) Creekmore. She was an active member of the Dayton Women’s Club, New Carlisle Sertoma, Relay for Life, among various other organizations.

            She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Henderson of Sparta, Kentucky; two granddaughters, Cathy Ward and Holly Johnson both of Springboro, Ohio; two great grandsons, Samuel Anderson and Lucas Johnson; two brothers, Robert & Beverly Creekmore of Missouri, Donny Creekmore of New Mexico; many special friends.

            In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Alford.

            A gathering of family and friends will be 5-8 p.m. Monday May 7, 2007 at the Trostel, Chapman, Dunbar & Fraley Funeral Home, New Carlisle, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.... Burial will be in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to ... the American Breast Cancer Society.... www.trostelchapman.com

 

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Photos from Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, New Carlisle, Clark Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick Boswell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Novialyn J. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence New Carlisle, Clark Co., OH.

 

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NUNA ALFORD HATCHER

 

[Although she died in NY, we are also publishing her obituary here because of her close ties to OH.]

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—3 July 1990

 

            Nuna Alford Hatcher, of Corona, N.Y., passed away Thursday, June 28 1990.

            Mrs. Hatcher lived in this community for 23 years, was a member of the Greater Temple Baptist Church, and lived two years in Corona, N.Y.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. Jim Hatcher; sons, Tommie and Alfred; daughter, Mary Sue; and sisters, Alberta Stone and Annie Warren.

            She leaves, to mourn her passing, sons, Billy, Bobby and Franklin of Akron daughters, Eloise McDonald of Akron, Dorothy Woods of New York, with whom Nuna resided, and Alfreda Williams of Youngstown; sisters, Martha Lovejoy of Chicago, Ill., and Maggie Matthews of Long Beach, Calif.; 48 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Services will be held today, 11 a.m., at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour prior to service time, Rev. Horace L. Drake officiating. Condolences may be sent to 1181 Winton Ave. (Services Entrusted to Turner & Rhoden, 724-1201.)

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Sutton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nuna Hatcher (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 July 1900, last residence Flushing, Queens Co., NY.

 

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OCIE P. BAILEY ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Thursday, 19 August 2004

 

            Ocie Alford, 87, of East Cleveland, died Sunday [August 15]. Services today. — Cummings & Davis, East Cleveland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ocie P. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 17 March 1917, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Ocie P. Alford, African American, widowed, was born 17 March 1917, father’s surname Bailey, mother’s maiden name Curry.

 

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OSCAR DONALD ALFORD

 

SHELBY DAILY GLOBE

Shelby, Richland Co., OH—Monday, 23 February 1987

 

WILLARD [Huron Co.]—O. Donald Alford, 84, of 704 Dale Ave., Willard, and father of a Shelby woman, died early Sunday morning [February 22] at Willard Area Hospital following a six-month illness.

            Born Oct. 31, 1902 in Attica, he was the son of Walter and Blanche (Ayers) Alford. He was a retired 50-year employee of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Willard.

            He was a member of the Pataskala Lodge No. 4 F & AM, honorary member of the Golden Rule Lodge No. 562 F & AM, Golden Rule Chapter No. 167, Golden Rule Council No. 132; Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerk, Johnson Island Property Owners’ Association; and a past member of the Willard YMCA Board.

            He also was a former 20 year member and past president of the Willard City Schools Board of Education.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James (Doris) Dick of Shelby; a son, Allen Alford of Minford; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Alford of Danbury, Conn., and James Alford of Tallahassee, Fla.; and three sisters, Laura Williams, Helen Stewart and Alice Beeber, all of Garrett, Ind.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma in 1980; one brother and one sister.

            Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lindsey Funeral Home, Willard, with Rev. Hugh Anderson officiating. A Masonic service will be held 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Attica-Venice Cemetery in Attica....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list death.

            From OH Deaths: Oscar D. Alford, white, widowed, died 22 Feb 1987 in Willard, Huron Co.

 

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PAUL E. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Thursday, 10 November 1988

 

            Paul E. Alford, 71, of Drouillard Road, Walbridge, died Tuesday in Toledo Hospital. He was employed 33 years at the Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., retiring in 1975. Mr. Alford was a navy veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are his wife, Zelma; sons, Lawrence, Joseph, Thomas, Darrus, and Charles; daughters, Mrs. Dolly Allore, Marie Lagrange, Mrs. Nancy Speelman, and Mrs. Cindy Cole; stepsons, Gerald and Thomas Aungst; stepdaughters, Mrs. Kathryn LaComb, and Deborah Damon; sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Older, Mrs. Betty Shimmel, and Mrs. Donna Jean Horvath; mother, Mrs. Hazel Alford; 32 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren, and 3 step-great-grandchildren.

            There will be no services or visitation. The body was donated to Medical College of Ohio.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul E. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 23 Dec 1916, last residence Walbridge, Wood Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his mother, Hazel Lee Mechum Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Paul E. 1916 OH1, Darrus Alvern 1893 OH2, Joseph Elsworth 1872 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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PAULINE ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Friday, 1 February 1974

 

            Mrs. Pauline Alford, 78, of 1621 Shenandoah Rd., died Wednesday in St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the widow of Columbus Alford. She was a maid at the former Paramount Theater 40 years, retiring in 1956.

            Surviving is her sister, Mrs. Ollie Truman.

            Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Dale Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 24 Jan 1896 and died _____ Jan 1974, last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

 

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PAULINE BURRIS ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Monday, 22 April 2002

 

            Alford, Pauline, 80, April 20, 2002, Columbus Health Care Center. A loving mother and special angel called home to serve the Lord.

            Preceded in death by sisters Josephine VanLear, and Sally Ball; niece Patricia Starr.

            Pauline is survived by husband, Harrison Alford; children, Roger (Carla) Alford, Susan (Dan) Wooten, Richard Alford, and Michael (Dawn) Alford; grandchildren, Barbara and Otto Dunaway and Christina and Christopher Alford, Evalena “Marie” and Carl (Missy) Whooten, Michelle, Eric, Melissa, Rebecca, Sarah, and Robert Alford, John Alford and Shannon Lindsey, Courtney, Jordan, and Johnnie Vorhies; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma, Peggy, and Juanita; brothers, Delmar and Doug; niece Kathy (Frank) Jarvis.

            Pauline will be missed by her many friends and acquaintances at Columbus Health Care Center.

            Friends may call Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, Pastor Howard Cameron officiating.

            Interment Mifflin Township Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Mifflin Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Holle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 23 Nov 1921, last residence Columbus, Franklin Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Harrison L. Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Pauline Alford, white, married, was born in Columbus, Franklin Co., father’s surname Burris.

 

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PERVIS ALFORD, SR.

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Wednesday, 10 October 2007

 

 

            Mr. Pervis Alford Sr., passed away October 5, 2007.

            Pervis was born in Dillon, South Carolina in 1924. He moved to Akron, Ohio in 1951 and married V’Essie Anderson in 1980.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Alford Patterson; father, Wesley Fullwood; brother, Leroy Alford; son, Thomas Anderson; and granddaughter, Keisha Watson.

            He is survived by his loving wife, V’Essie Alford; sons, Pervis Alford Jr. (Starlet), William Alford (Toni), Larry Alford, Terrance Alford, and 1st Sgt. Charles Anderson (Shara) of Kileen, Texas; daughters, Phyllis Williams (Paul), Vivian Watson and Sadie Jones; special granddaughter, Lisa Davis and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Nellie Colvin of Dillon, S. Carolina; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Traylor and Arenez Walker; brothers-in-law, Ernest McMoore and Alfred McMoore.

            Homegoing services will be held Thursday October 11, 2007, 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church 442 Bell St. Akron.... Interment Mt. Peace Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pervis Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 22 May 1924.

            See the obituary of his granddaughter Keisha Yolanda Alford Watson in this compilation.

 

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PHILLIP M. ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-LEADER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—14 May 2008

 

            Services were May 10, 2008 at St. Barnabas Catholic Church for Northfield Center resident Phillip M. Alvord. Mr. Alvord, 66, died May 7, 2008.

            Born April 19, 1941 in Cleveland, Mr. Alvord was a maintenance supervisor.

            He was the husband of Louise (nee Weglowski), deceased. Mr. Alvord was the father of Marc (Kim) and brother of Sandra Peterson, deceased (Norman) and brother-in-law of Peg Weglowski.

            He was a grandfather of three and an uncle and great-uncle of many.

            Burial was at All Saints Cemetery. Ferfolia Funeral Home handled arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Phillip M. Alvord (SS# issued in OH), last residence Northfield, Summit Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Louise “Susie” Weglowski Alvord, in this compilation.

            Online research indicates that Phillip served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War in the 355th FMS pneudraulic shop at Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base.

 

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RALPH ROBERT ALLFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Friday, 18 October 2002

 

            Allford, Ralph R., 92, of Waynesville [Warren Co.], Wednesday [October 16]. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Waynesville United Methodist Church. (Stubbs-Conner [Funeral Home])

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph R. Allford (SS# issued in OH) was born 29 Sept 1910, last residence Waynesville, Warren Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Elinor Popp Allford, in this compilation.

            He is buried at Miami Valley Memorial Gardens, Springboro, Warren Co., OH [Find A Grave].

            From OH Deaths: Ralph Robert Allford, white, married, was born in KS, father’s surname Allford, mother’s maiden name Manious.

 

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RALPH W. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Tuesday, 23 January 2001

 

            Ralph W. Alford, age 72, of Toledo, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2001, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.

            Ralph was employed 24 years at Commercial Motor Freight as a dock worker and was a member of Local 20 Teamsters.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph, and mother, Hazel Basil.

            Ralph is survived by his wife of 54 years, Helen; children, Barbara (Tom) Kurth of Swanton, OH, Ray (Kathy) Alford of Apache Junction, AZ, Terry (Charlene) Alford of Toledo, Nancy (Jerry) Stevens of Apache Junction, AZ, Linda (Bobby) Kobold of Toledo, David (Joane) Alford of Temperance, MI and Robert (Jackie Keenan) Alford of Toledo; 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and sisters, Helen Tanner and Beverly Cote.

            Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. at the H.H. Birkenkamp Funeral Home, Trilby Chapel, Tremainsville at Alexis where services will begin at 7 p.m....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph W. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 3 June 1928, last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Ralph W. Alford, white, married, was born in OH, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Basil. He was cremated.

 

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RANIA L. POTTS ALFORD

 

THE ADVERTISER-TRIBUNE

Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH—Monday, 23 June 2003

 

TIFFIN—Rania L. Alford, 21, of 35 Adams Street in Tiffin, died at 1:58 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2003, in the University Hospital of Cleveland. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at the Turner-Engle Funeral Home in Tiffin, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

            She was born on November 10, 1981, to Allen Potts and Patricia Miller. On September 3, 2000, in the Trinity United Church of Christ, she married Martin Alford. She was a 2000 Columbian High School graduate, a clerk for Caliber Auto Transfer in Fostoria, and a member of Trinity Baptist and Trinity United Church of Christ.

            Survivors include her parents, husband, a sister, Allainea Potts of Findlay, and 10-month-old daughter, Alysa Alford of Tiffin.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Meadows

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Rania L. Alford, white, married, was born 10 Nov 1981 in Tiffin, Seneca Co., father’s surname Potts, mother’s maiden name Miller.

 

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RAY EDWIN ALFORD

 

STAR BEACON

Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH—20 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

MADISON TOWNSHIP—Ray Alford, 59, of Madison Township, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001, at Lade East Hospital in Painesville.

            Mr. Alford was born April 27, 1942, in St. Albans, West Virginia, the son of Elvin and Thelma Pohanas Alford, and was a long time area resident. He was retired from Republic Steel.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Betty McCallister, a daughter, Lisa Knack of Painesville, grandchildren Ryan and Kaitlyn Knack, brothers, E.S. Alford of St. Albans and Curtis Alford of South Charleston, West Virginia, and a sister, Jessie Blalock of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

            His parents preceded him in death.

            Services were held at the Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road, Madison. Burial followed at Mentor Cemetery.

 

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CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 21 December 2001

 

MADISON TWP [Lake Co.], Ohio—Services for Ray Alford, 59, a longtime resident of Madison Twp, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Potti Funeral Home, 2726 Hubbard Road, Madison.

            Mr. Alford passed away Dec. 19, 2001, at Lake East Hospital in Painesville, Ohio. He was born on April 27, 1942, in St. Albans, W.Va.

            Mr. Alford was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who retired from Republic Steel in Cleveland.

            He is survived by his wife, Betty Alford of Madison; daughter, Lisa L. (Michael J.) Knack of Painesville; grandchildren, Ryan M. and Kaitlyn M. Knack; brothers, E.S. Alford Jr. of St. Albans, Curtis Alfred of South Charleston, W.Va.; sister, Jessie Blalock of Virginia Beach.

            He was preceded by his parents…. Burial will be in Mentor Cemetery.

 

Photo from Mentor Municipal Cemetery, Mentor, Lake Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brad Campbell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ray E. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 27 Apr 1942, last residence Madison, Lake Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Betty Gay McCallister Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Jessie Louis Alford Blalock in Virginia Obituaries; and his grandparents Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Ray Edwin 1942 WV1, Elvin Samuel 1903 WV2 Columbus Jackson 1866 WV3, George Washington 1837 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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REBECCA S. MEYERS ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—17 May 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003 (but not verbatim)

 

            Rebecca S. Alford, age 54, died at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, May 15, 2001. Ms. Alford was born in Toledo, OH, August 24, 1946, to Andrew T. Meyers and Alice (Knott) Quinnlan.

            A graduate of Arkansas State University, Rebecca was a sixth grade school teacher at Calvary Christian Schools until she left her position due to her illness. A devoted Christian educator, Rebecca also taught at the Lord’s Ranch School and Living Springs School in Northeast Arkansas prior to coming to Toledo. Her greatest love was her students and her passion was teaching. Rebecca’s one dream was to go to Paris and she was able to do that twice prior to her passing.

            Rebecca’s family would like to extend its deepest appreciation to everyone who supported her in her illness and finally the staff at Hospice who helped ease her in her passing from this life to life eternal.

            Rebecca is survived by her son, Bill Alford of Toledo; stepson, Dean Alford of Monroe County, MI; daughter, Raechel Cafasso of Toledo; stepdaughter, Lorrie Mayer of Whitehouse, and 11 grandchildren. Rebecca is also survived by her mother, Alice Quinnlan of Oregon; father, Andrew T. Meyers of Arkansas; brothers, Tom Meyers of Toledo, Camrock Fischer of Washington, Howard Fischer of Washington, Robert Fischer of Oregon, Ralph Meyers of Taylor, MI, and sisters, Mary Golden of Oregon and Diane Dunkin of Harrison, AR.

            Visitation will be held at the Strabler Funeral Home, 1163 West Sylvania Avenue at Lockwood Friday, May 18th, from 2-7 p.m. with services to be held at 4:30. In remembering Rebecca, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the charity of their own choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Rebecca S. Alford, white, divorced, died 15 May 2001 in Wood Co., father’s surname Myers, mother’s maiden name Knott. She was cremated.

 

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RICHARD H. ALFORD

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Friday, 25 June 1993

 

            Richard H. Alford, age 75, of Weston St., died suddenly early Sunday morning at the Montpelier Hospital emergency room in Montpelier, OH.

            Mr. Alford was a dispatcher for the Duff Truck Lines before retiring in 1982. He also worked for the Dundee Truck Lines which later became Indian Head Truck Lines. . He also enjoyed being a caller for square dancing and many weddings.

            He is survived by his wife, Audrey R. Alford, and son, Glenn R. (Cathy) Alford).

            Friends may call at the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Ave., after 2 p.m. Tuesday where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Clyde G. Steele officiating. Interment Toledo Memorial Park. Family prefers tributes to the American Lung Association.

 

 

Photo from Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Lucas Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LV BRMNS

Note from photographer: There is no memorial for Audrey. She is buried next to her husband Richard in Section 14-Lot 41-Grave 4. In this photo, the flat stone is Richard’s. Audrey is open space to left of Richard.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard H. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 20 Dec 1917, last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Audrey R. Crandall Alford; and brother James S. Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Richard H. Alford, white, married, died 20 June 1993 in Williams Co., father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Swope.

            In 1920 he is living with his grandparents James and Missouri Alford in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH, age 2 b. OH. In 1930 Richard, age 12, is living with his father, Evertt R. Alford, and his wife L. May Alford, age 38.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Richard H. 1917 OH1, Evert Russell 1892 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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RICHARD L. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—Friday, 16 January 1998

 

            Rich Alford, age 29, of Columbus, Thursday [January 15], Grant Medical Center. Corrections officer at Pickaway Correctional Institute and bus driver for Perry Transportation Co., Columbus, 1986 graduate of Jackson High School, Jackson, Oh.

            Preceded in death by father Paul D. Alford.

            Survived by mother, Betty West Alford, Ray, Oh.; sister, Paula Hatfield, Baltimore, Oh.; brothers, Charles Alford, Baltimore, Oh., Chip Alford, Jackson and Michael Alford, Ray, Oh.

            Funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Christian Church of Tick Ridge, Ray, Oh. Pastor Ronald Warrens officiating. Friends may call Saturday after 5 p.m. until the time of the service at Fairview Christian Church of Tick Ridge. Burial Byer Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Jackson, Oh., 740-286-2010.

 

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Photo from Byer Cemetery, Byer, Jackson Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lulabell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 28 June 1968, last residence not listed.

            From OH Deaths: Richard L. Alford, white, single, was born and died in Columbus, Franklin Co., father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name West.

 

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RICHARD LEE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Tuesday, 22 March 2005

 

            Richard Lee Alford, 70, of Pedro [Lawrence Co., OH], husband of Judy Ann DePriest Alford, died Saturday [March 19] in King’s Daughters Medical Center. He had worked at Dayton Malleable Iron Co. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton [Lawrence Co.]; burial in Puckett Cemetery [Lawrence, Lawrence Co., OH]....

 

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Source unknown—posted at his Find A Grave memorial, Puckett Cemetery

_____ Lawrence Co., OH—_____ March 2005

 

May 27, 1934–March 19, 2005

 

PEDRO—Richard Lee Alford, 70, of Pedro passed away Saturday at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky.

            The Lawrence County native was born May 27, 1934, the son of the late Delbert and Katherine Spears Alford. He is survived by his wife, Judy Ann DePriest Alford, whom he married Jan. 29, 1969. He was a former employee of the Dayton Malleable and attended Etna Baptist Church and Coal Grove Schools.

            He also was preceded in death by two brothers, James Alford and John Alford; and three sisters, Mary Brown, Betty White and Sue Alford.

            Survivors, in addition to his wife, include twin daughters, Daphne Thompson of Flatwoods, Ky., and Melanie Long of Ironton; and five grandchildren, Michael Long, Christopher Long, Brandon Long, Robert “Trey” Wilds III and Madison Rae Thompson.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Cook officiating. Burial will be in Puckett Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Richard L. Alford (SS# issued in OH), but his birth date is listed as 27 May 1935, last residence Pedro, Lawrence Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of his brother James Delbert Alford; and nephew Jerry Ray Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT E. ALFORD

 

COLUMBUS DISPATCH

Columbus, Franklin Co., OH—30 October 2012

 

            Robert E. Alford, age 90, Saturday, October 27, 2012.

            Born April 2, 1922 in Frankfort, IN. Veteran WWII, US Army Air Corps. Retired after 35 years of service with Massey-Ferguson. Member Dublin Community Church.

            Survived by wife of 57 years, Joan; children, Rhonda (Mark) Johnson, Denise (John) Orr, Dennis (Jenny) Alford; grandchildren, Collin and Alyssa Johnson; sisters, Betty Brookie, Joan (Jack) Steelsmith and Ginny (Bob) Young; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

            Memorial service will be held 12Noon Saturday, November 3 at Dublin Community Church, 81 W. Bridge St., Dublin, OH 43017, where friends may call starting at 10:30 a.m. Arrangements by Egan-Ryan Northwest Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ROBERT RAY ALFORD

 

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Saturday, 22 April 2000

 

BARBOURVILLE [Knox Co.]—Bob Alford, 61, Port Washington [Tuscarawas Co.], Ohio, formerly of Trosper [Knox Co., KY], retired employee of General Motors Corp. Fisher Body Plant in Elyria, Ohio, husband of Diane Kathleen Alford, died Wednesday [April 19]. Services 11 a.m. today, Hempel Funeral Home, Amherst, Ohio. Visitation 10 a.m. today.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Lorain Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Sexton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bob Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 22 Sept 1938, last residence Mio, Oscoda Co., MI [?].

            See the obituaries of his wife, Diane Kathleen Harris Alford; and brother Earl C. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Frances N. Alford Fitzgerald in Florida Obituaries.

            The obituaries of his brother Earl and his wife list him as Bobby Ray Alford. His sister Frances’s obituary lists him as Robert Alford.

            From OH Deaths: Robert Alford, white, married, was born 22 Sept 1938 in KY and died 19 Apr 2000 in Canton, Stark Co. His father’s surname was Alford and his mother’s maiden name was Frederick.

            Bobby was the son of Cecil Alford (26 Sep 1914, Knox Co. KY–13 Sep 1974, Pasco Co. FL) and Mossie Frederick (26 Sep 1909 KY–18 Feb 1970).

            Cecil’s name is “Ceciel W. Alford” on his gravestone. From FL Deaths: Cecil Alford died 13 Sept 1974 in Pasco Co., FL, age 59. From Florida Death Index, 1877–1998 (Ancestry.com): Cecil Alford died 13 Sept 1974 in Pasco Co., FL, age 59.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            His lineage: Robert Ray 1938 KY1, Cecil W. 1914 KY2, William 1882 KY3, Tarlton 1863 KY4, Daniel Lunsford 1830 NC5, John 1806 NC6, Achilles 1772 NC or VA7, John ???? VA8.

 

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ROBERTA LOUISE ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Monday, 16 May 1988

 

            Roberta Louise Alford, 27, of 1069 Raymond St., passed away suddenly, May 13.

            Born in Wadsworth, she was a life resident. She had been employed at the Rayan Quality Rubber Co. for 1 1/2 years.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by husband, Larry; sons, Larry Jr. and Keith Alford; daughters, Destiny and Tasha Alford; parents, Wilbur and Roberta Benson, all of Akron; brothers, Minister Robert Sykes of Akron, George Mills of Texas; sisters, Carmen and Pamela Mills of Akron.

            Funeral services Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Chapel, Minister Robert Sykes officiating. Interment Glendale Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m. Procession will form, and condolences may be sent to 357 Grand Ave. (Stewart & Calhoun, 535-1543.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From OH Deaths: Roberta L. Alford, married, “non-white”, was born in 1961 in OH.

            In August 2013, Find A Grave photographer Gordon Svoboda reported that Roberta does not have a gravestone.

 

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RONALD A. HOLFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—2 May 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Ronald A. Holford died on Monday, April 29, 2002 at the age of 62. Memorial services [will be] held on Friday, May 3, at the Gump-Holt Funeral Home at 3440 Glenmore Avenue in Cheviot.

            Mr. Holford was the son of Viola R. Holford and the late Alfred Holford. He leaves behind his children Ronald A. Jr., Michael Holford, Susan Langhorst, and Deborah Holford, and his siblings, Richard Holford, Jacqueline Weeks and Shirley Goetz.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald A. Holford (SS# issued in OH) was born 15 March 1940, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his mother, Viola R. Strasser Holford, in this compilation.

 

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ROSALYNE ELLEN BOVIE SNYDER ALFORD

 

SENTINEL-TRIBUNE

Bowling Green, Brown Co., OH—Monday, 15 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

PORT CLINTON [Ottawa Co.]—A memorial service for Rosalyne Alford, 70, of Port Clinton and a native of Bowling Green, [will be] held on Tuesday at Gerner-Wolf-Brossia-Marsh Funeral Home in Port Clinton.

            Mrs. Alford died on Friday, April 12, 2002 at her home. She was born on December 15, 1931 to George C. and Louella Mae Wixon Bovie. She married Leon Alford in 1961. He died in 1985. She had worked at Standard Products in Port Clinton.

            Surviving are daughters Pamela McBride of Bowling Green, Linda Shaw of Rialto, CA, and Rene Close of Penrose, CO, a son, Larry Snyder of Grand Rapids, a brother, David Bovie of Columbus, a sister, Ella Ward of Montpelier, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

            Her parents and a sister, Georgie Lucille Bovie, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rosalyne E. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Port Clinton, Ottawa Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Rosalyne Ellen Alford, white, divorced, was born in Bowling Green, Wood Co., OH, father’s surname Bovie, mother’s maiden name Wixon. She was cremated.

 

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ROSIE LEE TALTON ALFORD

 

Walker Funeral Home

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—_____ October 2012

 

Rosie Lee Alford

 

            In Memory of Rosie Lee Alford—January 14, 1949 - October 7, 2012

            Visitation: 10:00 a.m. Until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday October 16, 2012 Galilee Baptist Church 2835 Beekman Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45225

            Service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday October 16, 2012 Galilee Baptist Church 2835 Beekman Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45225. Interment: Spring Grove Cemetery

FAG photo requested 4/13/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From Spring Grove Cemetery records: Rosie L. Alford was born in Eudora, AZ, the daughter of John Talton and Corrine Johnson. [There is no Eudora in AZ, but there is one in Chicot Co., AR.]

 

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ROSWELL B. ALFORD

 

PORTSMOUTH INQUIRER

Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH—Friday, 9 February 1855

 

            In this city, R.B. Alford, Esq., aged about 68 years. The deceased was an old resident of Portsmouth and was highly esteemed by those who knew him. He has been sorely afflicted with a cancer for the last seven years but bore his sufferings with great patience.

            His remains were conveyed to their final resting place on Monday by his Masonic brethren, upon which occasion we noticed in procession several old gray-haired brothers who seldom turn out, thereby giving unmistakable evidence that he had a strong hold upon their affections.

 

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Waiting for permission from John Porter – LM on bio page 8/14/2013

Taken by photographer John Porter

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Caroline Alford Clugman in this compilation, where his wife is identified as Caroline. We included the obituary of his son Chauncey Willard Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Roswell B. 1790 MA1, Amasa 1764 MA2, Elijah 1732 CT3, Josiah 1696 CT4, Josiah 1649 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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SADIE ELAINE ALFORD

 

DELAWARE STATE NEWS

Dover, Kent Co., DE—Sunday, 29 December 2013

 

CINCINNATI, Ohio—Sunrise: December 30, 1950 - Sunset, December 20, 2013. At her request, no service will be held.

            Sadie Elaine Alford departed this life in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sadie was born in Lewes, Delaware, and was baptized as a child in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, Apostolic Faith. She attended William C. Jason Comprehensive High School and Delaware State College.

            Sadie was preceded in death by her mother and father, Delilian and Walter Alford; a sister, Corinne Alford; and sister-in-law, Sally Alford.

            Sadie leaves to cherish her memories her beloved children, son, Leon Antonio (Jones) Holman, of Philadelphia, Pa.; and daughter, Cherie DaLynn Jones of Oklahoma City, Okla., and their respective spouses. She also leaves three grandchildren, Osaze and Zola Holman, and Harper Jackson; as well as twelve brothers and sisters, Edna Piper, Walter Alford, Samuel Alford, Mavis Alford, Lauretta Cooper (Jerome), Sherrena Alford Williams, Lorenzo Alford (Joann), Regina Alford, Tyrone Alford, Roy Alford, Paul Alford, and Paulette Alford. She also leaves to treasure her memories a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            A private burial will be held by Pippin Funeral Home. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone for all of their prayers, cards and donations.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SANDRA JEAN ALVORD PETERSON

 

STAR BEACON

Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH—Wednesday, 17 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

CHARDON [Geauga Co.]—Sandra J. Peterson, 62, died Monday, October 15, 2001, at UHHA Geauga Regional Hospital, Claridon Township.

            She was born April 14, 1939, in Chardon and was a lifelong area resident. She was a secretary/receptionist for Chardon Oil, retiring in May after 25 years. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Church, Chardon.

            Survivors include two sons, Scott of Ravenna and David of Middlefield, a grandson, Nathaniel Peterson of Middlefield, and brother, Phil Alvord of Chardon.

            Her parents and a daughter, Jacquelyn Peterson, preceded her in death.

            Services [will be] held on Thursday at the Church of St. Mary, 401 North Street, Chardon. The Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 116 South Street, Chardon, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Sandra J. Peterson but list her birth date as 12 Apr 1939 (SS# issued in OH), last residence Chardon, Geauga Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Sandra Jean Peterson, white, divorced, was born in Chardon, Geauga Co., OH, father’s surname Alvord, mother’s maiden name Hogan. She was cremated.

 

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SARAH ELLEN HALFORD STEVENS COOK

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—12 May 1938

 

            Following a fractured hip she suffered a week ago, Mrs. Sarah Ellen Stevens Cook, of 2707 Albion street, Toledo, died in St. Vincent’s hospital, Toledo, at 3:15 yesterday afternoon [May 11].

            Formerly of Findlay, the 80-year-old woman had lived in Toledo for the past eight years.

            She was born on March 2, 1858, in Clinton county, the daughter of Dan and Amanda (Newman) Halford. She was married to Elisha Stevens, who passed away in 1925. Edward Cook, whom she later married, died in 1928.

            Mrs. Cook is survived by four children. One daughter, Mrs. Perry Rayle, formerly of Deshler, preceded her in death. Those living are W.J. Stevens, 324 Laquineo street; Mrs. Lorenna Simmons, Toledo; Mrs. Jennie Allen, Chicago, and Mrs. Nellie Pressnell, Detroit. There are a number of grandchildren living.

            For years she was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.

            The body was taken to the Renshler funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery [Findlay, OH].

 

AAFA NOTES: From Young and Wooley Family History:

 

            Sarah’s name is frequently spelled Holford in the records. Her father is listed as Daniel Holford (b. 1833 OH, d. 1862 during Civil War). His father was Humphrey Holford (b. 1803 NY?, d. after 1870)

            Information on marriage of Elisha Stevens and Sarah Halford is from Clinton County, Ohio, marriage records (LDS 0568559). Her mother, Amanda McMann, consented in writing to the marriage, as did one R.E. Doan of Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio, Sarah’s guardian (see below).

            Full text of mother’s letter of permission, allowing Sarah Holford to marry Elisha Stevens, and R.E. Doan’s note:

 

Martinsville, Clinton County, Ohio, February 6, 1873

Judge John Matthews:

This is to certify that I am the mother of Sarah Holford, and that I am willing that you shall issue marriage license to join Sarah Holford and Elisha Stevens.

/s/ Amanda McMann Witness: L.D. Smithson

 

Wilmington, Ohio, January 29, 1873

Judge John Matthews

Dear Sir:

I hereby consent to the marriage of my ward, Sarah Holford, to Elisha Stevens of Martinsville, Ohio.

I am, Respectfully, R.E. Doan

 

            In the 1870 census for Clinton County, Ohio, Robert E. Doan was an attorney in Wilmington, Ohio. He owned a farm in Union Township. His property was valued at $35,000, which was a king’s ransom at that time, so he was very wealthy. In 1870, Sarah Holford was not living with him.

            In the 1870 census for Clinton County, Ohio, Farmers Station, Jefferson Township, Dwelling 148, Family 151, there was a Sarah Halford, 17, born in Ohio, who was a domestic servant in the house. The head of household was James Halford, 37, white male, farm laborer, born in Ohio; the wife was Matilda Halford, 38, born in Ohio, and the children were Hiram, 9, Marshall, 7, Elenore, 5, Harriett, 2, and Milsenn (sic), 10 months. Same Sarah?

            According to the Ohio Historical Society on-line death index, Elisha Stevens died in Clinton County on November 12, 1925 (Volume Number: 4873 Certificate Number: 61556).

            On March 21, 1997, Carolyn (Young) and James Rebar visited Findlay, Ohio, to find more information on the death of Elisha Stevens. At the city library, they were shown an index of names from the city newspaper, and Elisha Stevens did not have an obituary written after his death. The Hancock county probate court building, directly behind the courthouse, also had no record of Elisha Stevens’ death, and the Department of Health, located in the Hancock county municipal building next door, also had no record of his demise. The Health department was able to provide the location of the graves of Elisha Stevens and Sarah Ellen (Halford) Stevens in Maple Grove Cemetery – Section 28, Lot 70, Grave 1 (Elisha) and Grave 2 (Sarah). The Rebars were unable to find the grave, so Carolyn Rebar went to the cemetery administration building for a map; the clerk verified the location of the graves and showed exactly where the graves are located. Another search revealed that no marker had ever been placed on the graves.

 

            The obituary of her husband:

 

Source unknown

_____ November 1925

 

            The body of Elisha S. Stevens who died at New Vienna, O., on Thursday will arrive here this evening over the New York Central and will be taken to the home of the son, W.J. Stevens, 324 Laquineo street, in Renshler’s funeral car. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

            Mr. Stevens was born in Carston, England, on Oct. 22, 1850 and came to America in 1870. His marriage to Miss Sarah Halford of Martinsville, O., took place in 1873. She survives as do four of the seven children. They are: W.J. Stevens, Findlay; Mrs. William Simmons, Toledo; Mrs. Florence Allen, St. Louis; and Mrs. Ezra Pressnell, Findlay. There are 23 grandchildren and seven great-grand-children.

 

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SCOTT WAYNE ALFORD

 

Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home

Eaton, Preble Co., OH—_____ September 2011

 

            Scott Wayne Alford, age 47, of Eaton, OH passed away Sunday, September 4, 2011.

            He was born January 8, 1964 in Lenoir City, TN.

            He was preceded in death by his father Walter Scott Alford, Jr.

            He is survived by his mother Mary Jo Alford of Eaton, OH; sister Susan (husband John) Kiracofe of Eaton, OH; niece and nephew.

            Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the charity of donor’s choice. Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Walter Scott Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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SELMA FRANCESCA TULL DERRICKSON ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Saturday, 25 February 2006

 

            Alford, Selma F. passed away February 21, 2006 at age 102.

            Survived by a host of grand nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces, cousins, relatives and friends.

            Funeral services Tuesday 11 A.M. at Unity Christian Church, 8359 Burns Ave. Visitation 10-11 A.M. at church.

            Interment Oak Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Thompson, Hall & Jordan Funeral Homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            In April 2014, a Find A Grave photographer reported that her gravestone was not located in the plot where she is buried according to cemetery records.

            Oak Hill Cemetery records say she was born in Cincinnati, OH, the daughter of Leslie Toll and Elizabeth Rucker. Her spouse was John Alford.

            From OH Deaths: Selma Francesca Alford, African American, widowed, was born 7 Aug 1903 in OH and died 21 Feb 2006, residence Madeira, Hamilton Co., OH. Her father’s surname was Tull, mother’s maiden name Rucker.

            The Johnson-Pipes Family Tree (Ancestry) lists her [first] husband as William Lorain Derrickson (1904–1951) and her parents as Leslie Tull (1870–1929) and Elizabeth Reeder (1874–1950).

 

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SHEILA A. BAUER ALFORD

 

DAYTON DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Tuesday, 23 May 2006

 

            Alford, Shelia [sic] A. 56, of Dayton, Sat., May 20, 2006. Celebration of life gathering 6-9 P.M. June 4, Ladyhawks Bar. Newcomer Funeral Home, North Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sheila A. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 8 March 1950, last residence Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Sheila Alford, white, divorced, was born 8 March 1950 in OH, father’s surname Bauer, mother’s maiden name: Noel. She was cremated.

 

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SHERON L. ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Friday, 6 January 2012

 

            Alford, Sheron, age 46, died December 30, 2011, Cincinnati.

            Loving mother of Isaiah and Nikkia Alford.

            Visitation Saturday, January 7, 2012, 11:00 am until time of Service at 12:00 pm. New Friendship Baptist Church, 3212 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, 45229. Interment Spring Grove Cemetery. Condolences to www.jcbattleandsons.com.

FAG photo requested 4/13/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sheron L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 11 March 1965, last residence not listed.

            From Spring Grove Cemetery records:

 

Interment Number:     226042

Interment Date:           01/07/2012

Location:                     LN-133A-10-9

Name:                          Sheron L Alford

Date of Birth:              03/11/1965

Birth Place:                 Cincinnati, OH

Date of Death:            12/30/2011

Death Place:                Cincinnati, OH – Mercy Mt Airy

Name of Father:          Curtis Alford

Name of Mother:        Lula (Russell) Alford

Sex:                             F

Marital Status:             S

 

Funeral Home:            J.C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home

Address:                      543 Rockdale Avenue

City, State, Zip:          Cincinnati Oh 45229

Phone:                         (513) 281-4330

 

            The J.C. Battle & Sons Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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SHERRI LYNN ALFORD SMILLIE

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Friday, 22 March 2002

 

            Sherri Lynn (Alford) Smillie, age 39, of Perrysburg, formerly of Norwalk, OH, died Tuesday evening, March 19, 2002, at St. Lukes Hospital in Maumee [Lucas Co.], OH, after a brief illness.

            She was born November 22, 1962, in Sandusky, OH. She graduated high school in New London in 1981, and Owens Community College in 2000. She lived in Norwalk for five years, then moved to Perrysburg three years ago. She was a Workers Compensation account executive.

            She was a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister. She was one of the best of us, and we lost her much too soon. We know that now she will be with us in our hearts and memories forever. We were blessed and we thank God for letting us have her for 39 years.

            She is survived by her husband, Glen Smillie; daughters, Blair Staschke and Brittany Smillie; one son, Clint Staschke; father and stepmother, Jim and Melba Alford; mother, Loretta Alford; one brother, Douglas Alford.

            Friends may call on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Evans and Groff Funeral Home (Benedict Chapel), 175 Benedict Avenue, Norwalk, OH. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Greg Rowan, pastor of Clarksfield United Methodist Church, will officiate.

            Private interment will be held Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Norwalk, OH.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, Huron Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Ohio

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, James C. Alford; and her stepmother, Melba D. Gregory Brant Alford, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Sherri Lynn Smillie, white, divorced, was born 22 Nov 1962 in Sandusky, Erie Co., OH, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name: Bingman. She was cremated.

 

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SIDNEY M. ALFORD

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

 

[A nearly identical article appeared on the same day in the Akron BEACON JOURNAL.]

 

Photo from Heartfelt Connections

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Sunday, 12 October 2003

 

            Rev. Sidney M. Alford, 54, of Medina, passed away Oct. 11, 2003. He was born July 23, 1949 in Gonzales, LA. To Rev. Harrell and Annie (nee Whatley) Alford Sr.

            Sidney’s first love was asturing, preaching and serving God. He was also president of Midland Construction in Cleveland.

            Sidney was a devoted husband, father and ‘papaw’ who gave his life to his family.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Harrell Alford Sr.; niece, Adina Alford and nephew, Tim Lee. He is survived by his mother, Annie Alford; wife, Donna (nee Cole) Alford; daughters, Melissa (Mark) Snyder, and Keri (Brian) Wade; six sisters; four brothers; grandchildren, Sydney Snyder and Kyle Snyder; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

            Funeral service Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Tallmadge Apostolic Church, 199 South Ave. Friends and family may call from 5 p.m. until time of service. Interment in Pearl, MS. Newcomer-Farley Funeral Home (330) 784-3334.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Donna Lynn Cole Alford, in Texas Obituaries; and his father, Harrell Ovead “H.O.” Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Sidney, his wife, and his father are buried in Floral Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Matilda __??__ Alford born 1811 SC.

            His lineage: Sidney M. 1949 LA1, Harrell Ovead 1921 LA2, Fred Harrell 1889 MS3, Abraham 1844 MS4, ____ (husband of Matilda 1811 SC)5.

 

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SOPHIE KALINSKI ALFRED

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Tuesday, 8 May 2007

 

 

            Sophie Alfred, 86, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2007, at Lake Park Nursing Home. She was a housekeeper at The Toledo Hospital and before that, worked at Smith Cafeteria.

            Surviving to cherish her memory are her sons, David (Alison) and Dennis (Debbie) Alfred; daughter, Geraldine (Edwin Jr.) Wallace; grandchildren, Elizabeth Wallace, Tobi, Andy and Katie Alfred, Denise (Paul) Englehart, Dwayne (Connie) Wallace and Dawn (Mack) Coleman; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Kelby, Fallon, Kendall, Brad, Myra, Jeffrey, Malik and Brittany.

            Sophie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jerry and daughters, Barbara and Kathy Alfred.

            Visitation for Sophie will be at Gasiorowski & Cook Memorial, 3302 Lagrange St…. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine Church…. Interment service at Calvary Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Calvary Cemetery, Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Hengen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sophie Alfred (SS# issued in OH) was born 24 March 1921 and died 6 May 2007 [different than gravestone], last residence Toledo, Lucas Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her daughter Barbara J. Alfred in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Sophie Alfred, white, widowed, was born 24 March 1921 in OH and died 6 May 2007, father’s surname Kalinski.

 

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TERRY ALLAN HALFORD

 

STAR BEACON

Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., OH—29 April 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Terry Allen Halford, 57, died Friday, April 27, 2001, at his home in Chardon [Geauga Co.] of cancer. He was born on June 17, 1943, in Cleveland, the son of George and Doris (Stoddard) Halford and was a lifelong Lake/Geauga area resident. He was the retired president of Halbrand Inc, Willoughby.

            Survivors include his wife Robbie (Chapman), whom he married on March 14, 1964, sons, Matthew of Ashtabula and Mark of Solon, a granddaughter, three step grandsons, and his sister, Merrie Ellen Polch Hartsgrove Township. His parents preceded him in death.

            A celebration of his life [will be] held on June 16 at the Chagrin Lagoons Yacht Club in Eastlake. Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Terry A. Halford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Chardon, Geauga Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Terry Allan Halford, white, married, was born 17 June 1943 in Cleveland, father’s surname Halford, mother’s maiden name Stoddard. He was cremated.

 

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THELMA BERGAN ALFORD

 

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Saturday, 30 December 1989

 

CORBIN [Whitley Co., KY]—Thelma Alford, 78, of Swanton [Fulton Co.], Ohio, formerly of Corbin, sister of Chola Pierce of Corbin, died Wednesday in Swanton. Services 3 p.m. today at O’Neil Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

TOLEDO BLADE

Toledo, Lucas Co., OH—Thursday, 29 December 1989

 

            Thelma Alford, age 78, of South Eber Rd., Swanton, died December 27 in her home. She is the widow of Frank. Mrs. Alford was a dietitian for the Darlington House for 23 years, retiring in 1982.

            She is survived by daughter, Rosemary Parker of Delta; son, Frank of Houston, TX; and 7 grandchildren. Also by sisters Chloe Pierce, Ethel Dean; and brother, Richard Bergan, all of Corbin, KY; and brother Edgar Bergan of Jacksonville, FL.

            Friends may call at the Biehl-Malone Funeral Home, Swanton, OH, from 2-9 Friday. Services are pending at the O’Neil Funeral Home, Corbin, KY.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 16 Sept 1911, last residence Swanton, Fulton Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Thelma Alford, white, widowed, was born 16 Sept 1911 in VA, father’s surname Bergan.

 

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THEODORE MARK ALFRED

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Thursday, 26 April 2007

 

 

            Theodore M. Alfred, age 81, passed away peacefully Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007.

            Beloved husband to Catherine (nee Croneis) for 52 wonderful years; loving father of Norris Mark Alfred (Judy), Christine Ann Jurs (Rob), Catherine Caryn Kondo (Nate), and Caryl-Grace Yoo (Jay). Dear grandfather of Nathan, Sean, Maddy, Mason, Conner, Grace and Monti.

            He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Lytle and predeceased by a son, Andrew Eric Alfred, two brothers and five sisters….

            Memorial services will be held at the Amasa Stone Chapel, Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH., Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 4 p.m….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Theodore Mark Alfred (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 Apr 1925, last residence Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Theodore M. Alfred, white, married, was born in NE and resided in Ashland Co., OH, when he died, father’s surname Alfred. He was cremated. He was a “Dean and Professor” and had a Masters Degree.

 

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THOMAS RICHARD ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Thursday, 15 December 2011

 

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            Thomas R. Alford, age 55, passed on Dec. 11, 2011; husband of Hazel; father of Thomas Jr., Charles H. and Shantale R.; with a host of family and friends.

            Services Friday, Dec. 16 at the E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory, 25900 Emery Road.

 

In another article:

 

E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home and Crematory

Warrensville Heights, OH—_____ December 2011

 

Thomas Richard Alford

May 27, 1956 – December 11, 2011

Cleveland, Ohio

 

Interment

December 16, 2011

12:45 PM to 1:00 PM

Evergreen Memorial Park

5505 Northfield Road

Bedford, OH 44145

FAG photo requested 11/29/2013

 

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

 

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TIFFANIE NECOLE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH—Monday, 7 June 2010

 

 

            Alford, Tiffanie N. was born September 17, 1973 to Deborah (Carl) Sanders and Brian K. Alford. She went home to be with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Friday, June 4, 2010 with her uncle, Gregory there waiting for her.

            She leaves to cherish her memories husband, Darrin Pinson; children, (3) Briyuan, Dariyah and Darrin, Jr; (2) sisters, Carla and Raina; (1) brother, Joshua; grandparents, Richard (Gladys) Benton, Willie (Louella) Alford, James and Mattie Sanders; (3) aunts, Karen (Alvin), Lisa, Angela (Rick); (1) uncle, Richard (Barbara); god-mother, Deaedra; and a host of other relatives and friends, including special friends, Regina, Tricia, Tiffanie, Tracey.

            Homecoming Celebration will be held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 380 So. Broadway, with Rev. Dr. Ernest E. Graves, officiating. Visitation 5:00-8:00p.m., Monday, June 7, 2010 at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Avenue, Trotwood, Ohio; family will receive friends from 6:-8:00p.m. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to service. Condolences can be sent to the family via e-mail at thomasfunerals@aol.com.

 

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

 

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TIMOTHY PAUL ALVORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Sunday, 24 August 1980

 

 

            Paul Alvord, beloved husband of Thora (formerly Bican) of Chardon, father of Mrs. Charles (Susan) Brown of Mayfield Hts., O. and James Alvord of Chardon, O. Stepfather of Mrs. Tyler (Barbara) Whitmer of Bloomington, Ill. And Mrs. Tom (Joyce) Hummel of Chardon, O., grandfather, brother of Carlton Alvord of Chardon, O. and the late Merton Alvord, and many nieces and nephews.

            The family suggests contributions to The Paul Alvord Memorial Fund in care of The Chardon United Methodist Church. Family services Monday, August 25, at 2 p.m. in The Burr Funeral Home, Chardon, O. where the family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 P.M.

 

In another article:

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Sunday, 24 August 1980

 

            Services for retired insurance agent Paul Alvord, 73, of Chardon, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Burr funeral home, 116 South St., Chardon.

            Mr. Alvord died Friday [August 22] after a heart attack following surgery in Geauga Community Hospital.

            Mr. Alvord founded Alvord Insurance Agency in Chardon in 1937. He retired from his business in 1972.

            Mr. Alvord was a life-long resident of Geauga County. He was born in Montville Township, was graduated from Chardon High School in 1924 and lived for 56 years in Chardon. In 1930, he worked as a teller for Chardon Savings Bank Co.

            He was an avid sportsman and loved hunting, golfing, and bowling. He was a former baseball player for the Montville championship team in the 1920s of the old Geauga County League. He collected coins.

            He was a Chardon councilman in the late 1930s, was a member of the Chardon Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the chamber’s board of directors.

            He was a member of Chardon United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Methodist Men’s Club, a member of the Chardon Eagles Lodge 2261, the Masons Lodge 93, the Chardon Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons, the Lake Erie Consistory and the Al Koran Shrine.

            He is survived by his wife, Thora Garber Bican-Alvord; daughter, Susan Brown; son, James, and two stepdaughters, Joyce Hummel and Barbara Whitmer, of Bloomington, Ill.

 

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Photo from Chardon Cemetery, Chardon, Geauga Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anna Marie Smoley

 

Inscription:

Carolyn R. | 1904–1962

T. Paul | 1906–1980

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul Alvord (SS# issued in OH) was born 28 Oct 1906 and died _____ Aug 1980, last residence Chardon, Geauga Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his wife, Carolyn Ruby McNaughton Alvord, in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: T.P. Alvord, white, married, died 22 Aug 1980 in Geauga Co.

            From Ancestry family trees: His first wife was Carolyn Ruby McNaughton (1904–1962). He married second wife, Thora Maxine Garber Bican (1906–2001), on 30 June 1963.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (1908), p. 673:

 

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England.

            His ALVORD lineage: Timothy Paul 1906 OH1, Merton Joel 1874 OH2, Timothy Phelps 1839 OH3, Joel Strong 1804 MA4, Luther 1777 MA5, Elisha 1753 MA6, Zebadiah 1724 MA7, John 1696 MA8, Jonathan 1669 MA9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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TURNER JAMES ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—14 March 2004

 

            Turner James Alford passed away March 10, 2004. Beloved infant son of William and April (nee Turner) Alford Jr.; loving brother of Seaira; dear grandson of William and Jewell Alford Sr., Rich and Marian Turner; great grandson of Glendor Turner and Lavonia Coleman; nephew of James Alford (fiancee, Erin McKenney).

            Services Monday, 11 a.m. at the Spring Grove Cemetery Chapel, Medina. Arrangements By Waite & Son Chapel

 

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VICKI S.ELLIOTT ALLFORD

 

Vicki S. Allford

Photo from Busch Funeral Home

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—14 October 2012

 

            Vicki S. Allford, age 42, of Garrettsville; beloved wife for 16 years of Brian; loving mother of Tama Burgess (Chris Mock); grandma of Trynity Mock; dear daughter of Bobbi and Chuck Elliott; sister of Laurie Cooper (Derek Clawson) and David Elliott; aunt and friend of many.

            Passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012.

            Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 12 noon. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brook Park. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma From 2 - 4 And 6 - 8 P.M., On Tuesday. 440-842-7800.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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VIOLA R. STRASSER HOLFORD

 

CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—3 August 2003

 

            Holford Viola R. (nee Strasser), beloved wife of the late Alfred A. ““Bud’’ Holford. Dear mother of Richard ““Butch’’ (Ruth) Holford, Jacqueline Weeks, Shirley Goetz, and the late Ronald A. Holford. Loving aunt of Bea Schneider. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Monday, July 28, 2003. Age 85 years.

            Memorial Mass Tuesday, August 5 at 7:00 P.M. the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church. If so desired, memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 11500 North Lake Dr., Ste. 400 (45249) or the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 644 Linn St., Ste. 1026 (45203). The Gump-Holt Funeral Home serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Viola R. Holford (SS# issued in OH) was born 12 March 1918, last residence Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.

            See the obituary of her son Ronald A. Holford in this compilation.

 

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VIVIAN L. ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-HERALD

Willoughby, Lake Co., OH—Friday, 23 November 2012

 

 

            Vivian L. Alford, age 94, of Burton died peacefully Nov. 20, 2012, surrounded by her family at her residence.

            Born Dec. 26, 1917, in New Rochelle, N.Y., she had been a longtime area resident.

            Vivian loved to garden, crossword puzzles, music and reading. Her greatest love was spending time with her friends and family.

            She is survived by her children, Jeri (John) Prymmer of Auburn Township and Rick (Ruth) Fontes of Waller, Texas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and a great-grandchild, Taylor.

            Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at St. Helen Catholic Church, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury.

            Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St. (Route 44, 500 feet south of Route 6/Chardon Square) Chardon.

            Donations are suggested to St. Helen Debt Elimination Fund, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury, OH 44065.

            Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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VONDA ALFORD

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—28 November 2012

 

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            Vonda Alford, 81, passed away November 27, 2012.

            Vonda was an avid reader who had her own library of thousands of books. She lived in New York during the “Big Apple” era and became a Ballroom dancer. She had a love for cats which she showed by always taking one in.

            She will be greatly missed by her children, Vonda, Randy, Valyra and Eric; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves behind many other relatives and friends, including special friend Lyn Truell and her daughter Dida.

            Calling hours will be held Friday, November 30, 2012 from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Schlup-Pucak Funeral Home, 788 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, where funeral service will be held at 1:30.

            Burial to follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens.

FAG photo requested 4/28/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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WALTER SCOTT ALFORD, JR.

 

KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

Knoxville, TN—4 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Alford, Walter Scott, Jr., age 64, of Lenoir City, and Easton [sic—should probably be Eaton], Ohio passed away Wed. Nov. 3, 1999 in Richmond [Wayne Co.], Ind. Walter was owner and operator of Trucks and Parts of Cincinnati, Ohio.

            He was preceded in death by parents, Walter S. Alford, Sr. and Margaret Drinnen Alford.

            Survived by wife, Mary Jo Taylor Alford; children, Scott Wayne Alford, Susan Dee, and John Kiracrofe, all of Eaton, Ohio; grandchildren, Kristi and Luke Kiracrofe of Eaton, Ohio; sister and brother in law, Sylvia and Bill Matlock of Lenoir City; sister, Judith Alford White of Cincinnati; brother, Larry Gene Alford of Florida; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday Click Funeral Home Chapel [Lenoir City]. Interment will be in the Lake View Cemetery....

 

In another article:

 

Click Funeral Home

Lenoir City, Loudon Co., TN—_____ November 1999

 

            Alford, Walter Scott Jr., age 64 of Lenoir City and Eaton Ohio passed away Wednesday November 3, 1999 in Richmond Indiana.

            Walter was owner and operator of Trucks and Parts of Cincinnati Ohio.

            He was preceded in death by parents, Walter S. Alford Sr. and Margaret Drinnen Alford.

            Survived by wife, Mary Jo Taylor Alford. Children, Scott Wayne Alford, Susan Dee and John Kiracrofe all of Eaton Ohio. Grandchildren, Kristi and Luke Kiracrofe of Eaton Ohio. Sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Bill Matlock of Lenoir City. Sister, Judith Alford White of Cincinnati. Brother, Larry Gene Alford of Florida. Several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services 11 A.M. Saturday Click Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Lake View Cemetery....

FAG photo requested 5/4/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter S. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 20 March 1935, last residence Eaton, Preble Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his son Scott Wayne Alford in this compilation.

 

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WESLEY ALAN ALFRED

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—9 February 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

OXFORD, OH—Wesley Alan Alfred, age 42, died after a long illness on February 7, 2001, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

            He was born August 17, 1958, in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of Clinton Alan and Wanda Louise Saylor Alfred. He was a veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Company 264.

            Surviving are his wife, Kathleen of Oxford, children, Renee (Chris) Clark of Panama City Beach, Florida, and Wesley Clinton Alfred of Hamilton, step-daughter Angela Star Smith, grandchildren Anthony Clark and Hunter Smith, brothers Frankie (Sharron) Alfred of California and August (Becki) Alfred of Oxford, sisters Victoria (David) Quillin, Laura (Dan) Davenport of Oxford, Julia (Tommy) Rhodus of College Corner, and Melody (Randy) Harbaum of Oxford.

            Memorial services [will be] held on February 18, 2001, at the Smith and Ogle Funeral Home, 101 West Church Street, Oxford, Ohio.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wesley A. Alfred (SS# issued in OH), last residence Oxford, Butler Co., OH.

            From OH Deaths: Wesley Alan Alfred, white, divorced, was cremated.

 

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WILLIAM D. ALFORD

 

[William died in Florida, but we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to Ohio.]

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Friday, 1 March 1901

 

            Mr. Wm. D. Alford, a former Akron man, and a brother-in-law of Mr. Wm. Babcock, of this city, died in Gainesville, Fla., Monday [February 25], of heart disease. He was 72 years old. The remains reached Akron Thursday afternoon for burial in Glendale.

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gordon Svoboda

 

AAFA NOTES: William’s wife was Sarah Babcock Alford (1833–1918), daughter of George Babcock and Clarissa Williams.

            William’s 1865 passport application gives his birth date and place, 24 Nov 1828 on the Isle of Wight, England.

 

 

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WILLIAM PAUL ALFORD

 

Routson Funeral Chapel

Findlay, Hancock Co., OH—_____ October 2008

 

 

July 21, 1953–October 28, 2008

 

            William Paul Alford, 55, of Findlay, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008 suddenly at his residence.

            Mr. Alford was born in Tiffin, Ohio on July 21, 1953, the son of the late Rush and Edith (Lindsay) Alford Jr.

            William is survived by his daughters: Tanya Sylvia and Brittany Metzler; a son: Jared Alford; a brother: Dennis Alford; a sister: Barbara Alford-Hammett and five grandchildren.

            He worked as a laborer for GSW.

            William served in the United States Air Force.

            Graveside Services will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008 at 1 pm at Bethel-South Bend Cemetery in McCutchenville, Ohio with Bishop Vince Jones officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William Paul Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Findlay, Hancock Co., OH>

 

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WILLIE ALFORD, JR.

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Sunday, 12 December 2004

 

            Willie Alford Jr., age 67, passed into eternal rest Thursday, Dec. 9. Devoted husband of Florine; loving father of Willie C. III (Nancy) and Felicia (Omar) Jeffries; grandfather of five; uncle of many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Homegoing service Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, 11 a.m. at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 8601 Wade Park Ave., Cleveland, OH…. Arrangements entrusted to the E.F. Boyd & Son Funeral Home, 15357 Euclid Ave. Interment Cleveland Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 July 1937, last residence Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH.

            See the obituary of his brother John Raff Alford in this compilation.

            From OH Deaths: Willie Alford Jr., African American, married, was born 26 July 1937, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Byrd.