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Oklahoma Obituaries

 

OKLAHOMA 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) often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 20 AUGUST 2011

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

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

 

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

This line goes back to #1. See also the separate genealogy of his son:

            Known Descendants of Jacob Alford, born 1738 VA, and Mary Pace (5 Generations)

                        See also Joan Harley’s Jacob Alford Family History

 

3. Descendants of Robert Alford b. 1760 England (DNA Group Three)

 

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

 

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

  Some members of the Oklahoma branch of this family changed the spelling to Allford.

 

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AARON CHRISTOPHER ALFORD

 

LAWTON CONSTITUTION

Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—Saturday, 29 May 2004

 

            Funeral for Aaron Christopher Alford, 39, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Redstone Baptist Church, Anadarko.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday, May 27, 2004, at a local hospital.

            Arrangements are by Comanche Nation Funeral Home.

            He was born Dec. 27, 1964, in Oklahoma City, to William James and Veronica Holland Alford. He attended school at Concho Indian School, Central Junior High, Lawton High School and the Great Plains Technology Center. He was a member of the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Kiowa tribes.

            Survivors include a brother, Eric Houston Alford; and two sisters: Regina Houser and Serena Sosa and her husband, James.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aaron Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Lawton, Comanche Co., OK.

 

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ALICE E. RALEIGH ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Cal Dee Alford, AAFA #0867

 

[Although Alice died in AR, we are publishing her obituary here because she lived and is buried in OK.]

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—Thursday, 5 October 2006

 

            Alice E. (Raleigh) Alford, 93, of Red Oak [Latimer Co., OK], died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2006, in Ashdown [Little River Co.], Ark.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Red Oak Assembly of God Church.... Burial will be at Red Oak City Cemetery under the direction of Jones-Harkins Funeral Home of Wilburton.

            Born Jan. 29, 1913, in Star, she was the daughter of Robert “Bob” and Molissa Raleigh. She married James D. Alford on July 5, 1930, in Salonia. She was a Democrat and enjoyed gardening and quilting.

            She was a member of the Red Oak Assembly of God.

            Survivors include three sons, Jimmy Alford, Roy Alford and wife, Ginny, and Joe Alford and wife, Sharon, all of Red Oak; two daughters, Docia Rana and husband, Gerald Sr., of Red Oak, and Judy Kay Pickett and husband, Donald, Texarkana, Ark.

            Also, one sister, Marie Shoemaker, Modesto, Calif.; her grandchildren, Dr. Gerald “Sonny” Rana Jr., Robert E. Holbird Sr., Debbie Goldsborough, Jimmy Alford Jr., Tina L. Donaho, Tammy McGee, James G. Alford, Dalton Alford, Calvin Alford, James Anthony Pickett and Lori Ann Liggin; 27 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; two special nieces, Sharon Brown and Diana Hokit, and numerous other family and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Jimmy Alford Jr., James A. Pickett, James Alford, Mark Rana, Calvin Alford, Dalton Alford, Chris Goldsborough, Robert Holbird Jr. and Michael Johnson.

            Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. and Mrs. James Mabry, Dr. Gerald “Sonny” Rana Jr., George Lyons, Sharon Brown, Diana Hokit and Jackie Sprinkle.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Alford; her parents, Robert and Molissa Raleigh; one daughter, Wilma Booth; two brothers, Alvin Raleigh and Calvin Raleigh; one sister, Beatrice Davidson, and two grandchildren, Barbara Rana and James H. Holbird.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice E. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Red Oak, Latimer Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her husband’s brother Cal Dee Alford in California Obituaries.

            Her husband was James Dalton Alford, son of Harvey Lee Alford and Docia Trahern.

            James’s mother Docia Trahern was one-quarter Choctaw, as listed on the U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 (Ancestry.com). She died 23 June 1919 in OK.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Dalton 1908 OK1, Harvey Lee 1882 AR2, James C. 1844 AL3, Calvin H. 1813 NC4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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ALLISON O. ALFORD

 

OWENSBORO MESSENGER

Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—Thursday, 19 December 1918

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Two former Owensboro boys, of late years of Chandler, Okla., have paid the great price on the battlefields in France. They were Private Allison O. Alford and Corp. Archie Dooley.

            Private Allison O. Alford, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Alford, was killed in action in France Nov. 5. He spent his boyhood days in Owensboro but for the past five years has made his home in Chandler, Okla., and was drafted into the service from that place....

 

Allison O Alford

Photo from Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Muskogee Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and his brother Lonnie Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            On Allison O. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 22, born 3 Feb 1895 in Owensboro, KY.

            His lineage: Allison O. 1895 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA/NC4, John before 1750 VA5.

 

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AMOS J. ALFORD, SR.

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—16 March 2008

 

            Alford, Amos J. Sr., 70, Tulsa Public Schools crossing guard, died March 12. Visitation 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, New Dyer Funeral Home Chapel, and service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church.

 

In another article:

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—16 March 2008

 

            Alford, Amos J. Sr., 70, of Tulsa, formerly of Wichita, T.P.S. crossing guard, died March 12, 2008. Visitation 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, New Dyer Memorial Chapel, Tulsa; service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, Tulsa; burial at Crown Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amos J. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 23 June 1934, last residence Sperry, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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ANGELA RENEA HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—31 August 2009

 

            Halford, Angela Renea, 35, Oneok human relations analyst, died Saturday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.

 

In another article:

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—30 August 2009

 

On Saturday, authorities reported the deaths of four people on state roads.

 

Donald Broughton, 36, Tulsa

Angela Halford, 35, Tulsa

 

            Broughton and Halford were killed when their motorcycle, which was traveling the wrong way on a Mayes County highway, slammed into a sport utility vehicle. Troopers noted in the accident report that Broughton, the driver, had an odor of alcohol. The accident was reported about 2 a.m. on State Highway 20 east of Pryor, the patrol said. Both the driver and passenger were thrown about 50 feet from the crash site. Neither occupant was wearing a helmet. The 19-year-old driver of the SUV and five passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, the patrol said….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Angela R. Halford (SS# issued in OK) was born 6 Apr 1974, last residence not listed.

 

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ARLENE FAYE ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Sunday, 12 July 2009

 

BOYNTON—Arlene Faye Alford, 65, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arlene F. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 10 Jan 1944, last residence Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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ARTHUR L. ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—21 November 1986

 

            Alford, Arthur L., 71, OKC, designing engineer, formerly with John Zinc Company of Tulsa. 32nd Degree Mason. Survived by his wife, Fern of the home; daughters, Ouida L. Anderson of Tulsa; Joyce Shaffer, Bloomfield CT., Terri Cox of Tulsa, Barbara Bryant of Tulsa, Tommie Farrell, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Iva Alford, Lufkin TX.; brother, Carl E. Alford, Lufkin TX.; 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; also a host of other relatives and friends.

            Services 1pm Friday, Bill Merritt Chapel. Graveside service 11am, Saturday, Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan TX. Bill Merritt Bethany

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 4 March 1915, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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AUDREY MICHELLE ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Tuesday, 17 June 2008

 

NOWATA—Audrey M. Alford, infant daughter of Brittany Rodgers and Charles Alford, died Monday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Cemetery. Benjamin.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown—from FindAGrave.com

Nowata, Nowata Co., OK—_____ June 2008

 

Photo from Lincoln Cemetery, Nowata, Nowata Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

            Audrey Michelle Alford, 3 month old daughter of Charles Edward Alford and Brittany Michelle Rodgers passed away Monday, June 16, 2008.

            Audrey Michelle Alford was born March 11, 2008 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She will be greatly missed by her parents; by maternal grandparents, Dana and Bill Rodgers of Nowata; by paternal grandparents, Sandra and Jeff Ellington of Tulsa; by maternal great-grandparents, David and Glenda Patton of Dewey and Gene and Johnnie Hunter of Nowata; by paternal great-grandparents, Mary Hubbard of Nowata and Daisy Ellington and Augustine Dupas of Detroit and Ed and Lottie Ellington of Claremore; by maternal great-great grandparent, Ruby Marie Greg of Dewey; by an aunt Brandi Gibbs and her son Derrick; by an aunt, LeQuisha Patton and her sons Brayden Patton and Tyrone Bonner; by great-uncles Jamal Alford, Eddie Alford, and Chad Patton his wife Kelly and his children Tabitha, Kenzie, and Madison; by great-great uncles, Nathaniel Alford, Willie Alford, Henry Alford, Cordell Alford, and Harley Alford; by great-great-aunts, Betty and husband Bo Kirkendall, Tealla Phillips, Velma DeSilva, and Gracie and husband David Tilmon; by one great-great-great aunt Juanita and husband John Aikens; as well as by numerous other aunts and uncles. 

 

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BARRON MILLER ALLFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Thursday, 23 June 1994

 

McALESTER—Miller Allford, 82, retired businessman, died Tuesday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Bishop Funeral Service Chapel of Memories.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Miller B. Allford (SS# issued in OK) was born 1 Sept 1911 and died 21 June 1994, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituaries of his daughter, Karen Ruth Allford; and his brothers Joe Brown Allford and Wilson Ervin Allford in this compilation.

            The marriage date on the gravestone is 25 March 1933. The Find A Grave memorial for his wife lists her as Dorothy Leona Weddle Allford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Barron Miller 1911 OK1, John Martin 1878 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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BERNICE NOBLE ROBERTS ALFORD

 

SEMINOLE PRODUCER

Seminole, Seminole Co., OK—Tuesday, 8 April 1997

 

            Bernice Noble Alford, 87, died Friday [April 4]. Funeral services are set for April 9 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelistic Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Her son, Dr. T. J. Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow at Wewoka Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Rolfe Funeral Home.

            Alford was born May 15, l909 to Martha Jackson and William Noble in Seminole County.

            She married George Alford in Seminole County.

            She is preceded in death by her first husband, her parents, two daughters, six brothers and four sisters.

            She is survived by her husband George Alford of the home, five sons, T.J. Roberts of Oklahoma City, Edward L. Alford of Wewoka, Ellis Alford of Norwalk, Calif., Wesley Alford of Inglewood, Calif., and Willie Alford of Cerritos, Calif.

            She is survived by two daughters, Birdie Davis of Midwest City and Merdine Black of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mentoria Hood of Seminole and Katherine Walker of Chicago; 25 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

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

 

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BETTY A. ALVORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Tuesday, 27 November 2007

 

            Alvord, Betty A., 78, died Sunday [November 25]. Private family services. Floral Haven [Funeral Home Chapel], Broken Arrow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty A. Alvord (SS# issued in KS) was born 2 Aug 1929, last residence Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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BILLIE D. ALFORD

 

NEWS AND EAGLE

Enid, Garfield Co., OK—Saturday, 19 September 2009

 

 

 

ENID, OK—The memorial service for Billie D. Alford, 84, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. Ray Rose will officiate. Cremation arrangements are by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.

            He was born Dec. 7, 1924, in Oilton to Earl D. and Rosie L. Leonard Alford and died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, in Enid.

            He grew up in Oilton and graduated from Newkirk High School in 1943. He served in the Army during World War II from June 1943 to January 1946.

            He married Wanda Noema Cathcart Sept. 21, 1946, in Blackwell. They made their home in Newkirk and Kansas City. He attended National Trade School in Kansas City, Mo., where he received his master automotive technical diploma. They moved to Enid in 1948, where he worked 38 years for the Pontiac-Cadillac dealership. He was a member of Garriott Road Church of Christ.

            Surviving are his wife, Noema; his children, Gail Hayes of Bennett, Colo., and Greg Alford of Katy, Texas; one sister, Helen Nowell of Winfield, Kan.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

            Memorials may be made at www.andersonburris.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billie D. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Enid, Garfield Co., OK.

 

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BILLIE JO HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—21 September 2007

 

POTEAU—Billie Jo Halford, 72, died Wednesday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday, Summerfield Cemetery, Summerfield. Dowden, Heavener.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown—from FindAGrave.com

Le Flore Co., OK—_____ September 2007

 

Birth: Feb. 1, 1935

Monroe, Le Flore Co., OK

 

Death: Sep. 19, 2007

Poteau, Le Flore Co., OK

 

            Billie Jo Halford, 72, of Poteau. Survived by a sister, Wilma Conley of Pico Rivera, Calif. Graveside services Friday at 10 a.m. at the Summerfield Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home in Heavener.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billie J. Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Poteau, Le Flore Co., OK.

 

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BOBBY EDGAR ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—8 September 1999

 

            Alford, Bobby Edgar, 36, passed away Sept. 7, 1999. He was born to Lois Thomas Alford and Dale Scott Alford in Ft. Worth, TX on Oct. 25, 1962. He worked in lawn maintenance & landscaping.

            Bobby is survived by his mother, Lois Arguello, Van, Texas; father, Dale Alford & stepmother, Sue, Okla. City; brothers, Carl and David Alford and Gail McCalla all of OKC, and Randy & wife Kerri Dawn, Yukon, OK; grandmothers, Gladys Sandlin, Van, TX, and Ethel Hud son, Dallas; and aunts, Ann Fugitt and Dona Macias, bothof Dallas. Memorials may be sent to the Mercer-Adams Funeral Svc. at 3925 N. Asbury, Bethany, OK 73008. Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thurs., Sept. 9, at Resurrection Cemetery. Mercer-Adams.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Dale Scott Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bobby Edgar 1962 TX1, Dale Scott 1941 TX2, Ted 1916 TX3, Edgar P. 1872 TX4, James P. 1821 TN5, Wiley 1783 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BOBBY JOE HALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—13 May 2003

 

BARNSDALL—Bobby Joe “Bob” Halford, 68, retired oil field worker, died Saturday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Ethel Reece Cemetery. Stumpff.

                             

Photo from Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall, Osage Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobby J. Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Apr 1935, last residence Barnsdall, Osage Co., OK.

            Bobby J. Halford’s record at U.S. Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com)] says Pfc. US Marine Corps Korea.

            See the obituary of his wife, Clara Lorine Shouse Halford, in this compilation.

 

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BRADLEY SCOTT ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—14 October 1986

 

            Bradley Scott, infant son of David and Novela Alford. Also survived by grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Darrell D. Avers, OKC and Mr. & Mrs. Dale Alford, OKC. Graveside services 3pm Tuesday, Resurrection Cemetery Chapel.

 

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BRENDA SUZETTE ALLFORD LYNN

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Sunday, 22 September 2002

 

NOWATA—Brenda Suzette Lynn, 39, Youth & Family Services caregiver, died Wednesday [September 18]. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Ridgeway Baptist Church, Sapulpa, and graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, White Rose Cemetery, Bartlesville. Stumpff, Bartlesville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, James Arthur “Doug” Allford, in this compilation.

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BRUNEHILDE ALFORD

 

Photo from Mustang Cemetery, Mustang, Canadian Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 4 September 2007

 

            Alford, Brunehilde, 69, died Monday [September 3]. Private services (McNeil’s, Mustang).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brunhilde Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 9 Oct 1937, last residence El Reno, Canadian Co., OK.

            Her husband’s memorial at Find A Grave lists him as David Gerald Alford, with note: “Full military honors were given on Nov 4, 1997 at the Mustang Cemetery in Mustang, Oklahoma. Honors were given by Boyd Fallwell of Veterans of America Honor Guard.”

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry.com] lists David Gerald Alford, born 19 June 1939 in Wheeler Co., TX, the son of Milace Hardeson Alford and Georgina Ann Wolfe. AAFA records show Milace’s middle name as Hardesty. Neither his WWI Draft Registration Card nor his gravestone, also in Mustang Cemetery, include his middle name.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.

            Her husband’s lineage: David Gerald 1939 TX1, Milace Hardesty/Hardeson 1895 TX2, William Jamison 1853 AR3, John A. 1818 GA4, Haywood I. 1780 GA5.

 

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BUDDY MARVIN ALFORD

Brother of Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, Jack Franklin Alford, AAFA #0369, Mary Phyllis Alford Gay, AAFA #1327, and Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374

 

Photo from Brown’s Funeral Service

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Durant, Bryan Co., OK—Monday, 31 January 2005

 

            Services for Buddy Marvin Alford, 68, a longtime Caney-area resident and former California resident from 1959-1972, who died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma in Durant, will be today at 2 p.m. in the Voca Baptist Church. Rev. Neal Alford and Rev. John Howard will be officiating.

            He was born May 28, 1936, to Arnold Allen and Lillie Francis (Tigert) Alford at Voca, in Atoka County. He attended school and Caney and Buckholt and worked for Georgia Pacific Co. in Arcata, Calif., as head millwright. After returning to Oklahoma, he worked as an industrial welder for Peabody Galion in Durant for several years and then for Sundowner Manufacturing Co. in Coleman until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Hawaii and Japan. He was a member of the Voca Baptist Church and later a member of a McKinleyville, Calif., Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sammie Lee Alford.

            He is survived by children Sherri Diane Miller, Albuquerque, N.M., Marvin Keith Alford and wife Cindy, Trinity, Texas, Regina Lynne Alford, Fort Worth, Texas, and William Marvin Alford and wife Samantha, Stringtown; stepchildren Shiryl Ann Trowbridge and husband Larry, Harmony, and J.R. Hobbie and wife Krystal, Kiowa; siblings Travis Alford and wife Betty, Wichita, Kan., Neal Alford and wife Trecia, Douglass, Kan., Bob Alford and wife Ella, Caney, Jack Alford and wife Janice, Fort Worth, Don Alford and wife Gayla, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Carl Alford and wife Vickie, Gainesville, Texas, Mary Gay and husband Jim, Piedmont, and Wallace Alford and wife Vicky, Caney; grandchildren Thomas and Callie Flynn, Stringtown, Tyler Alford, Trinity, Tagen Miller, Coalgate, and Donovan and Dylan Alford, Stringtown; numerous other relatives; and many very dear and loved friends.

            Interment will be in Caney Cemetery with brothers and brother-in-law Travis Alford, Bob Alford, Jack Alford, Don Alford, Carl Alford, Wallace Alford and Jim Gay serving as pallbearers.

            Family night was Saturday at 6 p.m.

            Brown’s Funeral Service of Atoka is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Buddy M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Caddo, Bryan Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lillie Francis Tigert Alford; and grandfather James Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Buddy Marvin 1936 OK1, Arnold Allen 1908 OK2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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CARL F. HALFORD

 

NORMAN TRANSCRIPT

Norman, Cleveland Co., OK—Sunday, 13 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Carl Halford, 88, of Norman, died Tuesday in Norman. Services were held at Freewill Baptist Church with burial following at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

            Mr. Halford was born January 2, 1913, to Sirrel and Rosa Halford in Bakersfield, Missouri. He attended Hawkins Ridge School, graduated from Bakersfield High and attended college at Jefferson, Missouri.

            Mr. Halford taught school at Barnsdale Public School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a tail gunner on B-24 bombers. He was in the Rome, Arno, and southern France campaigns. He was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant. He came to Oklahoma in 1946 and worked for Birchum Construction until 1948. He then went to work at Tinker Air Force Base where he retired in 1975.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, William Halford and Orlyn Halford, and sister, Myrtie Miller.

            Survivors include his wife and son, Kay Bruehl Halford and Ken Halford, both of Norman, and s sister, Rena Rutledge of Springfield, Missouri.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Carl F. Halford (SS# issued in MO), but his death date is listed as [Tuesday] 25 Dec 2001, last residence Norman, Cleveland Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Rosa Margaret Halford, in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996.

            Sirrel W. Halford was enumerated in Ozark Co., MO in 1900.

            On Sirrel Walter Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 42, born 23 January 1876, living in Bakersfield, Ozark Co., MO. He names Rosa M. Halford his nearest relative.

            His HALFORD lineage: Carl F. 1913 MO1, Sirrel Walter 1876 MO2, James Washington 1843 TN3, Sirrel 1821 TN4.

 

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CARMELAR ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Friday, 4 November 1994

 

HOLDENVILLE—Carmelar Alford, 104, homemaker, died Monday [October 31]. Services 1:30 p.m. Friday, Greater Shiloh Baptist Church. Hudson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CAROL ANITA RILEY ALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 11 April 1999

 

McALESTER—Allford, Carol, 61. Services Tuesday (Bishop).

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carol A. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, Barron Miller Allford, in this compilation.

            Her full name is from her memorial at FindAGrave.com.

            The marriage date on the gravestone is 22 November 1953.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s ALLFORD lineage: Elbert John 1935 OK1, Barron Miller 1911 OK2, John Martin 1878 MS3, William Lace 1856 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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CELESTE M. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 1 April 2009

 

TULSA—Alford, Celeste, 58, systems analyst, died Monday. Memorial service 12:30 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Celeste M. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 21 Apr 1950, last residence not listed.

 

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CHARLEY ALFORD

 

[He died in AZ, but we are also including his obituary here because he lived most of his life in OK.]

 

SEMINOLE PRODUCER

Seminole, Seminole Co., OK—Friday, 4 April 1997

 

WEWOKA [Seminole Co.]—Funeral services for Charley Alford, 85, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Parker’s Chapel ... [and] burial will follow in Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary.

            Alford died Monday [March 31] in Phoenix, Ariz.

            He was born Aug. 22, 1911, in Wewoka, where he lived most of his life.

            He was retired from Tinker Air Force Base and Forsee Chevrolet.

            Survivors include three daughters, Erma J. Emery, Lawton, Annie A. Taylor, Tempe, Ariz., and Doll B. Bly, Phoenix; three brothers, Wesley Alford, Weleetka, Sylvester Alford, Detroit, Mich., and Romeo Alford, Sapulpa; three sisters, Sunshyne French, Owasso, Violet Patterson, Tulsa, and Wessylyne Simpson, Langston; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Charley Alford (SS# issued in MS) but list his death date as 29 March 1997, last residence Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Romeo James Alford Sr. and Wesley L. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Annie Bell Alford Taylor in Arizona Obituaries.

            In 1930, Charley’s parents, Wesley and Emily Alford, both born MS, and 12 siblings, all born OK, are living in Hickory Ridge, Okfuskee Co., OK. Charley is not enumerated with the family. This is an African American family, enumerated as Negro.

 

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CHRISTIE WILSON ALFORD BALDWIN

AAFA #0006

 

Christie and Paul Baldwin

November 1993

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK—Thursday, 21 February 2008

 

            Christie Baldwin, 101, died February 18, 2008. She was born February 28, 1906 of John Robert Alford and Lavona Alford. She was predeceased by her parents, husband, Paul Baldwin, one brother and one sister.

            Christie worked for Walter Investment Farm Mortgage Company until 1974. She was a member of the Auxiliary of National Association of Letter Carriers and was active in the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Christie was also active in the women’s group of Penn Ave. Christian Church. She loved to travel, reading, flowers, crafts of all kinds and was very interested in genealogy.

            She is survived by nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

            Visitation will be in the funeral home Thursday, February 21, 2008, from 9 am - 8 pm. A funeral service will be held Fri., Feb. 22, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in the Guardian West Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christie Baldwin (SS# issued in OK), last residence Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK.

            Christie was an early and avid AAFA member, much material from her personal research. At the 1997 Annual Meeting in Pleasanton, CA, Christie was among the first group honored as Distinguished Members of AAFA, recognizing her early research efforts.

            Christie wrote a short autobiography for AAFA’s “Getting To Know” series that we published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2000.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Christie Wilson 1906 OK1, John Robert 1860 TN2, Eley Harrison 1820 TN3, Ira Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLOTTE MARIE ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Thursday, 9 October 2008

 

OKLAHOMA CITY—Alford, Charlotte Marie, 58, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Grand Boulevard Baptist Church (Advantage-South Chapel, Oklahoma City).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 May 1950, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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CLARA LENORA EVANS HALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Snyder, Scurry Co., TX—Tuesday, 5 June 2001

 

CORN [Washita Co.], OK—Clara Lenora Halford, a mother of Weldon (Shorty) Halford of Snyder, died on Sunday, June 3, at her home in Corn.

            A funeral service for Mrs. Halford, 91, was held on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Mangum, Oklahoma. Burial was in Jester Cemetery in Jester, Oklahoma. Greer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Born on May 27, 1910 in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, she married Wesley Halford on October 29, 1927, in Jester. They farmed in Jester and were active in rodeos. When her husband died on May 27, 1988, she moved to Corn to be near her daughter. She was a Baptist.

            Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Edna and Bill Pitts of Corn and Ila Rae and Orland Eagan of Lone Grove, Oklahoma; a daughter-in-law, Bennie Halford of Snyder [Weldon’s wife]; a sister, Ina Faye Morris of Tehachapi, California; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

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ALTUS TIMES

Altus, Jackson Co. OK—_____June 2001

 

            Clara Lenora Halford, 91, died Sunday at her home in Corn. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Mangum.... Burial will be at the Jester Cemetery. Arrangements are with Greer Funeral Home.

            She was born in Choctaw County May 27, 1910 to Em and Genie (Whitworth) _____ [text missing]. She married Wesley “Bud” Halford in Jester on Oct. 29, 1927. They lived and farmed at Jester. They were active members of the Mangum Mounties, participating in play days, rodeos and parades. Her husband died on May 27, 1988. She then moved to Corn to be near her daughter. She enjoyed horses, fishing, reading and having coffee with her friends. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, James Wesley Halford; a sister, Anne Booker and two brothers, Edward Evans and Dewey Evans.

            Survivors include her children, Edna Gale Pitts and husband, Bill of Corn, Ila Rae Eagan and her husband Orland of Lone Grove and Weldon Halford and wife, Bennie of Snyder, Texas; a sister, Ina Faye Morris of Tehachapli, Calif.; grandchildren, Larry Halford, Debra Halford, Rocky Halford, Wesley Halford, John Halford, James Halford, Jr., Dennis Halford, Linda Scrimshire, Beverly Eagan, Ronnie Halford, Sharon Fritz, Patricia Dennis, LaDonna Halford, Brett Pitts, Brent Pitts and many great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Jester Cemetery, Plainview, Greer Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clara E. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Corn, Washita Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her son Weldon “Shorty” Halford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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CLARA LILLIE HALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 26 October 2003

 

            Halford, Clara Lillie, 91, died Wednesday [October 22]. Services 10 a.m. Monday (Greer).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara L. Halford (SS# issued in OK) was born 20 May 1912, last residence Mangum, Greer Co., OK.

            In 1930, Clara Lillie Halford, age 17 born OK, is living in Tilly, Greer Co., OK, with her husband of 2 years, John J. Halford, age 26 born OK, and his mother Cora J. , age 57 born TX, widow.

 

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CLARA LORINE SHOUSE HALFORD

 

BARTLESVILLE EXAMINER-ENTERPRISE

Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK—Friday, 8 January 2010

 

 

            Mrs. Clara Lorine Halford, 74, of Barnsdall, died at 3:55 a.m. Monday [January 4] at the Jane Phillips Medical Center.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Halford will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Barnsdall Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Loggins officiating. Interment will be in the Ethel Reece Cemetery under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home at Barnsdall.

            Mrs. Halford was born at Canadian, Texas on June 17, 1935 the daughter of Howard Shelton Shouse and Annie Lorine (Flowers) Shouse. She grew up and received her education at Canadian, Texas and was married to Bobby Joe Halford at Clovis, New Mexico on November 1, 1952. They made their home in Borger, Texas until moving to Barnsdall in 1958. Mrs. Halford was employed at the Munsingwear Sewing Factory in Hominy for 26 years and then operated Clara’s Cake Shop in Barnsdall until her retirement in 2003. Mr. Halford preceded her in death on May 10, 2003. She was a member of the Barnsdall Freewill Baptist Church and she was a loving mother, “Mimi” and will be missed by all.

            Survivors include three daughters, Pamela Kent Brown of Bartlesville, Sheila Ann Hallagin and her husband Blaine and Tiffany Cassandra Halford, all of Barnsdall, one son, Michael Clyde Halford and his wife Cindy of Barnsdall, two sisters, Carolyn Cook and her husband Ray of Waukomis, Oklahoma and Mary Ellyson and her husband Aubrey of Weatherford, Texas, six grandchildren, Dustin Blake Brown of Bartlesville, Cora Brooke Johnson of Barnsdall, Dalton Lee Hallagin of Barnsdall, Laken Mechelle Thurston of Pawhuska, and Dillon Blaine Hallagin of Bartlesville, three great grandchildren, Tyler Johnson, Haley Johnson and Lacey Johnson and a sister-in-law, Sandy Shouse of Pampa, Texas.

            In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Howard Shouse and Junior Shouse, one sister, Cleta Elliott, and one grandson, Brandon Shane McLain.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clara L. Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Barnsdall, Osage Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband, BobbyJoe Halford, with a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

 

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CLOVIS PAT ALFORD

Uncle of Clifford Earl Alford, AAFA @1014

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—20 July 2003

 

            Clovis Pat Alford, 84, services Monday, Carney (Bill Eisenhour Northeast, Oklahoma City).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clovis P. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 June 1919 and died 16 July 2003, last residence Carney, Lincoln Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his brother Paris Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            Clovis Pat Alford is buried at Carney Cemetery in Lincoln Co., OK, with the inscription US Navy World War II [U.S. Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com)].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Clovis Pat 1919 OK1, Robert Brooks 1892 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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DALE SCOTT ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—12 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Dale Scott Alford died June 9, 2001 in Oklahoma City. Services were held at the Mercer-Adams Chapel followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

            Born August 9, 1941, at Fort Worth, Texas, to Ethel and Ted Alford, Dale married his wife, Sue, on July 22, 1977. He worked at golf courses in Texas and Oklahoma. He built the Greens Golf Course in Oklahoma City and served as superintendent there for 15 years. He then began his lawn care and landscaping business which he operated until he retired due to health problems.

            Preceded Mr. Alford in death was his grandmother Jonetta Wright, father Ted Alford, brother Don Alford, and son Bobby Alford.

            Surviving are his wife, Sue, his mother, Ethel Hudson of Dallas, sons, Carl, Randy (Keri), and David and Gail McCalla, five grandsons, and sister-in-law, Anna Alford of Dallas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dale S. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his son Bobby Edgar Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Dale Scott 1941 TX1, Ted 1916 TX2, Edgar P. 1872 TX3, James P. 1821 TN4, Wiley 1783 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DAVID SCOTT ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—11 July 2004

 

            Alford, David Scott, 38, carpet layer, died July 5. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Calvary Chapel of Oklahoma City (Ford, Midwest City).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David S. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 17 Dec 1964, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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DEA L. ALVORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Tuesday, 7 January 2003

 

PONCA CITY [Kay Co.]—Dea Alvord, 89, retired, died Monday [January 6]. Services pending. Trout.

 

Photo from Newkirk Cemetery, Newkirk, Kay Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dea J. Alvord (SS# issued in OK) was born o10 Feb 1914 and died 6 Jan 2003, last residence Ponca City, Kay Co., OK.

 

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DELMAS WILLIAM HALLFORD

 

DUNCAN BANNER

Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—Sunday, 26 September 2004

 

            Delmas William Hallford, 71, of Duncan, died on Friday, September 24, 2004, in Duncan. The funeral was held on Monday at Don Grantham Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Duncan City Cemetery.

            Delmas W. Hallford was born on January 24, 1933, in Tiffin, Missouri, to Francis and Rachel Irene Hubbard Hallford. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean conflict. He was an independent paint contractor for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Temple in Kansas City, Missouri.

            Survivors include his mother, Rachel Irene Hallford of Duncan; two sons, Steve (Nicole) Hallford and Brett Hallford of Duncan; two daughters, Kathy Hallford of Alma, Arkansas and Darla (David) Meek of Las Vegas; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Delmas W. Hallford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Duncan, Stephens Co., OK.

 

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DOLORIS “EARLENE” FANNON HALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Wednesday, 13 July 2011

 

 

October 4, 1932 - July 11, 2011

 

YUKON—Doloris “Earlene” Halford joined her Lord and Savior on July 11, 2011. She was born October 4, 1932 in the Berlin community west of Elk City, OK. Her parents were Earl Edison and Willie Mae “Saxton” Fannon. Earlene met L.L. Halford at Berlin, OK. They married in June, 1948. They celebrated 59 years of marriage.

            Earlene is survived by her three daughters, Rita Briscoe, husband Doug of Piedmont, OK, Darla Cook, husband Randy of Elk City, OK, Brenda Reffner, husband Vince of Yukon, OK, one brother, Doyle Fannon, wife Connie, two sisters, Joyce Nelson and Karen Kay Woods, seven grandchildren, Julie Sparks of Yukon, OK, John Sparks, wife Liz of Memphis, TN, Dusty Oldenburg, husband Jeff of Mulhall, OK, J.W. Briscoe of Hinton, OK, David Reffner of Yukon, OK, Sarah Cain, husband John of Yukon, OK & Hannah Reffner of Yukon, OK, seven great grandchildren, Colton, Will, & Anna Briscoe and JaLeigh, Callen & Lincoln Oldenburg and most recently a special joy to her, Baby “Jack” Cain, Life-time friends, Billie Taliferro of Clovis, NM and Johnnie Womack of Elk City, OK, many nieces and nephews, last, but not least, her, faithful companions, JoJo and Tinkerbelle.

            Earlene was preceded in death by her dearly loved husband, L.L. Halford, parents, Earl Edison Fannon and Willie Mae Fannon, one brother, Robert Fannon and one infant granddaughter, Janice Lee Cook.

            Earlene loved her family & worked diligently to take care of her family. This family has been immensely blessed to have had this mother and faithful follower of Jesus Christ in their lives. She was an amazing cook & all who knew her felt the love in the meals she prepared. She cooked as a profession & for family & friends. Earlene was dedicated to her church & family. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Yukon, OK. She enjoyed the fellowship of her Christian family & was faithful in her work making a countless number of kolaches, cinnamon rolls & meals to support her beliefs. She loved her husband & her children with all her heart & they loved her back. She loved flowers, gardens, traveling & adored her grandchildren. She had a way of making everyone in her life feel special & we will all miss her every day.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The First United Methodist Church of Yukon, Apportionments @ 4th and Elm, Yukon, OK. Services will be 10:00am, Thursday July 14, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church of Yukon with interment following at the Yukon Cemetery. Online condolences may be signed at www.yandaandsonfuner alhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda and Son Funeral Home in Yukon, Oklahoma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doloris Earlene Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Yukon, Canadian Co., OK.

 

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DORIS MAE GRAVITT THOMAS ALFORD

 

Doris Mae <i>Gravitt</i> Alford

Photo from Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—Thursday, 30 October 2008

 

            Graveside services for Doris Mae Alford, 88, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Bettye Elledge officiating.

            Born Jan. 18, 1920, in Gene Autry, to James Roy Gravitt and Bernice Mae Roe Gravitt, she died Oct. 28, 2008 in Ardmore. She married C.C. Thomas, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Jerry Don Thomas and Jimmie Charles Thomas.

            She attended Gene Autry schools until her marriage to C.C. Thomas, moving to Corpus Christi, Texas. After the marriage ended, she moved back to Ardmore where she became a phone operator for Southwestern Bell, where she retired. She married Marion Deupree “Duke” Alford in 1953. She enjoyed caring for children in the community and looking after the elderly.

            Survivors include one daughter, Deloris Lantrip, of Mannsville; six grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

            Online condolences may be made at www.griffin-hillcrestfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.

            SSDI records show that Marion Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 5 Sept 1900 and died _____ Dec 1974, last residence Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.

            See the obituary of Helen Virginia Aaron Blalock Alford in this compilation. Helen was probably his first wife.

 

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DOROTHY ALFORD

 

EVENING NEWS

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—Sunday, 9 April 2006

 

COALGATE [Coal Co.]—Memorial services for Dorothy Alford, 94, Coalgate, are 2 p.m. Monday at United Methodist Church....

            Ms. Alford died April 7, 2006, at Oklahoma City. She was born May 26, 1911, at Centrahoma, to Alsey and Sedalia Alford.

            She graduated from Hico High School, Hico, Texas, and attended Oklahoma City Business College. She was a bookkeeper for Corelab, Dallas, Texas, for 32 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Alsey and Sedalia Alford; and two sisters, Joy Josephine Cody and Aline Alford.

            Survivors include a niece, Nancy Ford, Oklahoma City; three nephews, Steve Cody and wife Nancy, Ada, Bob Cody and wife Pam, Coalgate, and Phillip Cody, Oklahoma City; four great-nieces, Ann Ford, Norman, Sarah Jane Johnson and husband Erik, Miami, Okla., Kate Rush and husband Brad, Marietta, Ga., and Rachel Cody, Chicago, Ill.; and four great-nephews, Ben Cody and wife Leslie, McKinney, Texas, Dan Cody, Owing Mills, Mass., Luke Cody, Coalgate, and Buck Cody, Austin, Texas....

            Brown’s Funeral Service, Coalgate.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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DOROTHY E. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—18 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Alford, Dorothy E., died on October 14, 1998. She is survived by: her husband of 56 years, George; sons, Richard and wife, Jill of Carolton, TX, George Jr. and wife, Karen of Deland, FL, Thomas and wife, Sue of Panora, IA, Dean and wife, Anne of Broken Arrow; 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

            A Bible Vigil will be 7 p.m., Monday, October 19 at St. Thomas More Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 1998 at the Church of the Resurrection.... The Fitzgerald Funeral Service, 585-1151.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy E. Alford (SS# issued in IA) was born 1 Jan 1919 and died _____ Oct 1998, last residence Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK

            In three death notices that the paper printed October 17, 18, and 19, Dorothy’s age was given as 79.

 

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EDWARD LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from Phillips Funeral Service

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—28 November 2010

 

            Alford, Edward Lee Sr., 80, died Nov. 22. Services 11 a.m. Monday, Wewoka Church of Christ (Stout-Phillips, Wewoka).

 

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THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—26 November 2010

 

            Edward Lee Alford, Sr. was born May 28, 1930 to George Alford and Bernice Noble-Alford in Nobletown, Oklahoma, and passed away on November 22, 2010.

            Big Ace, he was lovingly called by his family and friends because of his love for the game of basketball.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, both parents, two sisters (Odessa and Frankie), brother (Wesley), and two grandchildren (Carlos and Ria).

            Edward attended the Nobletown public schools, Douglas High School in Wewoka, Langston University and Oklahoma Baptist University.

            He united in marriage to Lee Ann Smith-Alford on December 8, 1952. To this union eight children were born. Edward served in the United States Army and retired after 34 years of faithful and devoted Federal Service (Department of the Air Force). While employed at Tinker, Edward started A&R Roofing company to start a legacy for his sons and employment for other young men in the community. He received numerous awards throughout his career. He was most proud of the National Defense Service Medal award and the Army Commendation Medal for outstanding meritorious service. Edward reaffirmed his love for Christ and joined the Church of Christ. He remained an active and faithful member until his health began to fail. Edward was a quiet, giving person who believed that hard work and dedication was essential to a full and quality life. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his dedication to his children, and his patience and compassion to those less fortunate.

            He leaves to cherish his memories: Eight loving and devoted children: Earl L. Alford (Rena) of Wewoka, OK; Gloria Alford-Carr of Spring, TX; Gary L. Alford of Norman, OK; Edward L. Alford. Jr. of Wewoka, OK; Sharon Annette Bruner (Ray) of Wewoka, OK; Brent L. Alford of Wichita, KS; George Ray Alford of Arlington, TX; and Montria Denise Alford of Wewoka, OK; sixteen grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; others: Dr. T. J. Roberts (Deloria) of Oklahoma City, OK; Ellis Alford (Ruth) of Norwalk, CA; Wille Alford (JoAnn) of Aliso Viejo, CA; sisters: Merdine Black (Marvin) of Houston, TX; Berdie Davis of Oklahoma City, OK; aunts: Sunshyne French of Owasso, OK; Wesslyne Simpson (James) of Langston, OK; and Violet Patterson (Lee) of Tulsa, OK; and Amelia Hill of Shawnee, OK; brother-in-law, Chester Smith of Oklahoma City, OK; a son of the heart, Bob Bruner; a daughter of the heart, Ella Virginia James; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and dear friends.

            Funeral Service for Edward Lee Alford Sr. will be held Monday November 29, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., at the Wewoka Church of Christ, with Brother Ricky Burton officiating. Interment to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Oklahoma. An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward L. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 28 May 1930, last residence Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lee Ann Smith Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EFFIE MAY BAGGETT ALFORD

 

Source unknown—from FindAGrave.com

Gotebo, Kiowa Co., OK—_____ September 1971

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Alford were held Wednesday afternoon, September 29, 1971, at the First Baptist Church in Gotebo with Rev. Calvin Eason, pastor, officiating.

            Effie Mae Alford was born May 14, 1902, at Freestone, Texas, and died at Elk View Hospital in Hobart [Kiowa Co.] Monday, September 27, 1971. She lived in Monrovia, California for about 25 years.

            Among survivors are her mother Mrs. W.D. Baggett, Gotebo; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Maybelle) Hulett, Mrs. Doyle (Chlomajean) Hulett; one sister Mrs. Alfred Grigsby, all of Gotebo; one brother, Duke Baggett, Portland, Texas; two grandchildren, Mrs. Jim (Pat) McKenna and Larry Hulett, both of Gotebo; and three great grandchidren.

            Pallbearers were: Bennie Weber, Grady Cockreham, Gerge Truitt, C.M. Medley, Ross Haxton and Joe Reynolds.

 

Photo from Gotebo Cemetery, Gotebo, Kiowa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com says her parents are William David “Bill” Baggett and Minnie Luce, and that her first husband was Harry Holmes, father of both of her daughters.

 

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EMMA LOUIS DILLARD ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Sunday, 9 February 2003

 

BRISTOW—Emma Louis (Dillard) Alford, 58, Rainbow Health Care restorative aide, died Thursday [February 6]. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Greater Mount Herman Baptist Church, Newby. Schumacher.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma L. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 8 Dec 1944, last residence Bristow, Creek Co., OK.

 

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EUGENE R. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Monday, 6 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Eugene Alford, who served as a member of the 45th Infantry Division’s Company C during World War II, died Saturday [November 4]. He was 74.

            Services are pending with Moore’s Eastlawn Chapel.

            Alford, a member of the absentee Shawnee tribe, was drafted into Company C when he was a student at Chilocco Indian High School. He began his military career as a baker. He earned two Purple Hearts, a Silver Star and Bronze Star for his military service.

            In May 1945, Alford was one of many Oklahoma Indians who helped to liberate Dachau concentration camp. His role in liberating the camps was honored in 1992 during the annual Holocaust commemoration “Yom Ha Shoah.”

            After the war, he returned to Oklahoma. He was a coach at Bowen Indian Mission and Madison Middle School. He was an active member of Tulsa’s Military Order of the Purple Heart and the National Chilocco Alumni Association.

            He is survived by wife, Tavene Sue Cornell Alford; a son, Eugene R. Alford Jr. of Phoenix; three daughters, Yvonne K. Cahwee, Dianne S. Francis and Janene F. Alford, all of Tulsa; a brother, Webster W. Alford Jr. of Boynton; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

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Starrwatcher Online, The Official Home of Arigon Starr

Arigon’s Family

 

 

            At the left [above] is Arigon’s favorite uncle Gene Alford. He was born on August 9, 1921 in Shawnee, Oklahoma and was a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe—and a 4th generation grandson of the famous Chief Tecumseh. He was one of many proud Native men who served in the US Army during World War II. His bravery won him the Purple Heart (with Cluster), the Silver Star and a bunch of other medals. He was also a man who served his community, working with youth and the Chilocco Indian School Alumni Assocation. He was married to Arigon’s Aunt Susie for 49 years. Unfortunately, Uncle Genie (as he was known to Arigon and her family!) passed on a few years back, but his memory lives on through the lives he touched and Arigon’s song “The Eagle Flies High.” Hooray for Gene Alford!

            On Arigon’s last trip to Portland, Oregon she made a pilgrimage to visit the grave of Uncle Gene’s dad, Webster W. Alford, Sr. who’s buried in the Willamette National Cemetery. “He had a nice spot overlooking Portland, with lots of shade,” said Arigon. It can’t be said enough to those Native people who choose to serve in the military—thank you.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene R. Alford Sr. (SS# issued in OK) was born 9 Aug 1921, last residence Tulsa, Osage Co., OK.

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

            Eugene is the grandson of David W. Alford, full brother of Thomas Wildcat Alford Sr. (see his obituary in this compilation), both being great-grandsons of Tecumseh. David W. Alford was born in 1863 and died of smallpox, September 29, 1900. The name of his wife is not known at this time. Eugene R. was one of two sons of David’s son Webster W. Alford.

            His lineage: Eugene R. 1921 OK1, Webster W. 1895 OK2, David W. 1863 OK3, George Wildcat 1825 ?? 4.

 

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EUGENIA ADELE WALLER ALFORD

 

Don Grantham Funeral Home

Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—_____ July 2010

 

 

            Eugenia Adele Alford, 96 of Duncan, Okla., died on Thursday, July 15, 2010, at Sterling House in Duncan.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Phil Ware officiating. Interment will follow in Duncan Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.

            She was born August 20, 1913 in Pittsburg, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Waller, Sr. and had been a resident of Duncan since 1920. She attended Stephens College for Women and Oklahoma A & M, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.

            Eugenia married I.B. Alford on March 18, 1939 in Glendale, Calif.

            She served as chairperson of the “Number 3” voting precinct for thirty years. She dearly enjoyed playing bridge and was a member of the Quick Trick Bridge Club for many years. Eugenia served as president of the Four Leaf Clover Club (FLC), Duncan Music Club and was also a former district president of Federated Music Clubs.

            She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, devotedly served as past president of United Methodist Women and will be fondly remembered for her soprano voice in the choir.

            Survivors include a son, John B. Alford and his wife Emelinda, two grandsons, Christopher and Casey and one great grandson, Calvin, all of Sacramento, Calif.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, John Allen Waller, Jr.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church Choir. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugenia A. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Citrus Heights, Sacramento Co., CA [possibly where her checks were sent—no obituary was published in the Sacramento Bee].

 

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EVA MAE HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Friday, 16 September 1994

 

            Eva Mae Halford, 71, homemaker, died Wednesday [September 14]. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva M. Halford (SS# issued in OK) was born 15 Apr 1921, last residence Wagoner, Wagoner Co.,OK.

 

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FAE ANDERSON HALFORD

 

[She died in OK, but we are also including her obituary in Missouri Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

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

 

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

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

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

 

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TULSA WORLD

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

 

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

 

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

 

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FARRELL ELDRIDGE HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 2 February 2000

 

KELLYVILLE [Creek Co.]—Farrell E. Halford, 74, retired building engineer, died Monday [January 31]. Services 1 p.m. Thursday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.

 

Photo from Sunrise Cemetery, Kellyville, Creek Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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FAYE V. HALLFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—6 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Faye Hallford, 76 passed away on February 2, 2000. Services were held on Monday at the Carbondale Church of Christ and interment was at Floral Haven Cemetery.

            She was an Avon representative, a member of the Carbondale Church of Christ, and a past president of the Oklahoma Rebekah Assembly.

            She is survived by her daughter Alice (David) Spears of Tulsa; sons Jessie (Betty) of Collinsville, Johnny (Judy) of Wagoner, and William (Joyce) of Edmond; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Faye V. Hallford (SS# issued in OK) was born 21 May 1933, last residence not listed.

 

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FAYE LOUISE ALFORD NOEY

 

DUNCAN BANNER

Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—14 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Louise Noey, 68, of Seminole died on Friday, October 11, 2002, in Seminole. A memorial service was held on the following Thursday in Community of Christ Church in Seminole. Arrangements were under the direction of Swearungen Funeral Home in Seminole.

            Mrs. Noey was born on February 24, 1934, in Goodland, Kansas, to Cecil and Hallie Ingram Alford. She married Monroe Noey on May 28, 1954, in Grandfield. She had an associate’s degree from Seminole State College. She retired from KOJAC as a youth childcare worker and was a water aerobics instructor at Seminole State College. She was a member of the Seminole Medical Center Auxiliary, treasurer for Church Women United, and a member of the Community of Christ Church.

            Survivors include her husband; three daughters and sons-in-law, Janet (Jerry) Brandt of Enid, Marsha (Phillip) Doerner of Oklahoma City, and Joyce (Kenny) Skelton of Turpin; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Melvin (Sheryl) Noey of Seminole and Neil Noey of Edmond; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty (Luther) Boutz of Englewood, Kansas, Ruth (Fritz) Callier of Boerne, Texas, Vera (Rollie) Bohnet of Hawthorne, California, and Verna (Gene) Kephart of Lakewood, Colorado; a brother and sister-in-law, Cecil (Aileen) Alford of Euless, Texas; and seven grandchildren, Jelena Evans and her husband, Dan, of Norman, Jarom Uppendahl of Enid, Kris Noey of Sand Springs, Phillip and Michael Doerner of Oklahoma City, and Natalie and Jaclyn Skelton of Turpin.

            Her grandparents, parents, a brother, Dean Alford, and a grandson, Joshua Uppendahl preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye L. Noey (SS# issued in KS), last residence Seminole, Seminole Co., OK.

            Her lineage: Faye Louise 1934 KS1, Cecil Ray 1903 KS2, Thomas T. 1872 KS3, William Harvey 1839 VA4, Charles 1801 VA35, John 1763 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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FLOSSIE M. ALFORD

 

SAPULPA HERALD

Sapulpa, Creek Co. OK—Wednesday, 21 June 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Mrs. Scott (Flossie) Alford, 65, Sapulpa, died Tuesday [June 20] at Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 11 am Friday at Smith Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jonas Partridge officiating.

            Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Gardens.

            She was born Nov 7, 1923, in Kellyville and had lived in the Sapulpa area all of her life.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Scott Alford on Feb 16, 1989.

            Survivors include daughter Mrs. Ted (Norma) Bunch of Sapulpa; sisters Pauline Hiett of Sapulpa and Velma Freeman of Tulsa; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Flossie M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband Marion Scott Alford in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE B. ALFORD

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—Thursday, 3 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Lifelong Shawnee resident George B. Alford died Monday [November 30] at a local hospital. He was 75.

            Services will be 10 a.m. today at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.... Burial will be at the Brown family cemetery. Dinner will follow at the Shawnee VFW hall.

            He was born in Pottawatomie County on Feb. 10, 1923, the son of Laric and Betsy (Foreman) Alford. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received the Bronze Star, the Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

            He married Karleta Makaseah on Nov. 23, 1949, in Snyder, Tx., and retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1980.

            He was a member of First Indian Baptist Church.

            Preceding him in death were his parents and one daughter, Jeanette Alford.

            Surviving are his wife, Karleta Alford, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Sandra Alford, Sapulpa; Dave and Leora Alford, Shawnee; Michael Alford, Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Richard Burris, Shawnee; 9 grandchildren, 2 g-grandchildren and many other relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George B. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

            From Marian Alford Reeves: Thomas Wildcat Alford’s father was George Wildcat Alford and his mother, the granddaughter of Tecumseh, was Way-lah-ske-se. Thomas Wildcat had three full siblings—David Alford, Nellie Alford Warrior, and Nancy Alford Hood. When George Wildcat remarried after the death of his first wife in 1869, he married Sarah Longtail, and their children were Thompson, Casper, Aleric, and James. These are all Thomas W.’s half brothers. George B. was the son of Aleric Alford and Betsy Foreman. He was also a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.

            His lineage: George B. 1923 OK1, Aleric ???? OK2, George Wildcat 1825 ?? 3.

 

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GEORGE E. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—16 May 2004

 

            Alford—George E., age 85, died May 13, 2004 in Tulsa. George was a retired Warehouse Manager for G.W. Electric. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; sons, Richard, George Jr., Thomas and Dean Alford and their spouses; step-children, Patricia and Kenneth Griffin; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be 2 p.m., Tuesday at Church of the Resurrection. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials may be made to Hospice of Green Country. Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel 291-3500.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George E. Alford (SS# issued in IA) was born 23 Aug 1918, last residence Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

            In 1920, George E. Alford, age 1 born IA, is living in Davenport, Scott Co. IA, with his parents, Charles E. Alford, 28 MI, and Edna K., 27 SD. Living with them is brother-in-law Edward E. Engstrom, 21 SD.

            The 1925 Iowa State Census lists the family in Davenport and lists the names of their parents. Charles E. Alford, 33 MI, son of George Alford and Celia Ellis, both born England. Edna K. Alford, 32 SD, daughter of Gust Engstrom and unknown, both born Sweden.

 

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GEORGE WILEY ALFORD

AAFA #0837

 

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Saturday, 4 February 2006

 

BRISTOW—George “Wiley” Alford, 89, electrical business owner, died Thursday [February 2]. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel.

 

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DAILY HERALD

Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK—Monday, 6 February 2006

 

            George Wiley Alford died Feb. 2, 2006 in Bristow. He was born in Beggs on April 28, 1916. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2006 at Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel. Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

Written by George Chester Alford

5 September 2006

 

            George Wiley Alford was born 28 April 1916 on the family farm five miles west of Beggs, Okmulgee Co., Oklahoma and he died on 2 February 2006 in Bristow, Creek Co., Oklahoma after a short illness. “Wiley” was the first child of Sigmond Wolf Alford and Ruth Elaine Soule. Ruth died in 1918 shortly after the birth of a second son, Chester. “Sig” never remarried and raised the two boys on the farm with the help of his mother, Mary Josephine Chandler Alford.

            Wiley attended the Osage Hill rural school through the eighth grade, and then helped full-time on the farm until the depression of the 1930s provided him an “opportunity” to migrate toward California. In 1937 he married and headed west until he found work on the railroad in Arizona. His marriage and his interest in the desert environment both ended, and by 1940 he was again single and back in Beggs.

            In early 1941, Wiley tried unsuccessfully to join the Army Air Corps. However, two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was drafted into the Army and subsequently served 46 months in the European theatre.

            After the war he returned to Beggs and on 19 January 1946 he married Naomi Ruth Wasson nee Askew at Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co., Oklahoma. Naomi (1918–2003) was born at Nashville, Howard Co., Arkansas, a daughter of Clarence H. Askew and Vera Del Greene. Her first husband was killed in Italy in 1944 leaving her with a young son, Ronald Edward Wasson, Jr.

            Wiley began his career as an electrician working as a telephone lineman for the Pure Oil Company. He did a variety of electrical work around the oil fields of north central Oklahoma for 16 years, and then he started his own business in 1962, Automatic Controls Service, at Bristow, Oklahoma. He and Naomi, who worked as bookkeeper, were very successful with this venture until their retirement in the 1980s.

            Wiley was buried in the Alford family plot in the Beggs City Cemetery. He is survived by his step-son, two step-grandsons, and two nephews.

 

Photo from Beggs Cemetery, Beggs, Okmulgee Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 28 Apr 1916, last residence Bristow, Creek Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Naomi Ruth Askew Wasson Alford, in this compilation.

            U.S. Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com) says George Wiley Alford is buried at Baggs City Cemetery in Bristow, OK, with the inscription TEC 5 US Army World War II. However his gravestone is at Beggs Cemetery in Okmulgee Co.

            Also buried at Beggs Cemetery are George’s parents, Sigmond Wolf Alford and Ruth Elaine Soule Alford.

            His lineage: George Wiley 1916 OK1, Sigmond Wolfe 1886 AR2, George Wiley 1838 NC3, Green 1810 NC4.

 

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GEORGIA S. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—29 June 1994

 

            Alford, Georgia S., 52, retired job placement specialist, died Sunday. Services 11 a.m., Dyer Memorial Funeral Home-Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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GERTIE L. HORN ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Sunday, 28 January 1996

 

SAND SPRINGS [Tulsa Co.]—Gertie Alford, 67, homemaker, died Wednesday [January 24]. Services 11 a.m. Monday, First Presbyterian Church. Moore’s Rosewood, Tulsa.

 

Photo from Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery, Sand Springs, Tulsa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gertie L. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 22 March 1928, last residence Sand Springs, Tulsa Co., OK.

            A family tree at Ancestry.com lists Gertie’s parents: George Henderson Horn and Zeffey Noe.

            From U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records (Ancestry.com): Vance L. Alford Jr. enlisted on 19 June 1945 in Oklahoma City.

 

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GLADYS BELLE GOODE ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—3 December 1995

 

            Alford, Gladys Belle, 84, of Shawnee, passed away November 27, 1995. She was born on March 12, 1911 to James C. Goode and Bessie O. Ellis.

            Jeanne [?] is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wildcat.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Karen Alford of Shawnee, her daughter Christina Wiggins, one sister, Ruby Wright of Hugo, OK, and 1 brother, Claude Goode of Pryor, OK.

            Private Memorial Services will be held by family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys G. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Thomas Wildcat Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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GLEN OTHO ALFORD

 

Becker Funeral Home

Lawton, OK—_____ November 2010

 

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Born: June 14, 1934

Place of Birth: Pocasset, Oklahoma

Death: November 7, 2010

Place of Death: Lawton, Oklahoma

 

            Funeral service for Glen O. Alford, 76, Lawton, will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wayne Schoonover and Rev. Bunny Gregory officiating.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday at his residence.

            Entombment will be in the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

            He was born June 14, 1934 in Pocasset, Oklahoma, to Hobson and Beulah (Harden) Alford. He graduated high school in Ada, Oklahoma, and served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 as a helicopter mechanic. He married Jo Ann Helton on January 25, 1969 in Lawton.

            Mr. Alford had worked for Mead’s Bakery in Ada as a transport driver prior to being transferred to Lawton. He also worked for Curt’s Oil Company as a transportation supervisor as well as a Comanche County Sheriff’s Deputy for a couple of years. He purchased his first truck and carried produce cross country until he came off the road in 1971. He hauled gas for Oklahoma Tank Lines and had the first cartage service for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company when they came to Lawton in 1979. He sold that business in 2005. He established Alford’s Truck and Wrecker Service, which specialized in heavy duty recovery, where he remained until the time of his death.

            He served on the Lawton City Council from 1992-1996 and was the mayor pro tem from 1995-1996. He was a member of Liberty Heights Chapel. He was certified by Ross-Kinman School of Heavy Duty Equipment as well as certified by Wreckmasters. He won the 1999 American Towman “Ace” award. He served on the board and was current vice president of the Oklahoma Wrecker Owner’s Association and had served on the advisory board with the Great Plains Area Vo Tech diesel mechanic program.

            He is survived by his wife, of the home; three children and their spouses, Regina Repp, Lawton, Penny and Jerry Rich, Elgin, and David and Amy Alford, Lawton; a sister and brother in law, Darlene and Boyce Jones, Ada; seven grandchildren, Travis Repp, Andrew Cannon, Carroll Rich, John Rich, Nolan Cannon, Joel Cannon and Stevie Repp; sisters in law and brothers in law, LaDonna and Larry Waterman, Treasure Island, Florida, Pam and George Fisher, Chattanooga, Oklahoma, Nancy and Larry Barton, Lawton, Mary Zimmerman, Lawton, and Sam and Kathy Helton, Walters, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

            His parents, a son, Anthony Glen Alford, a grandson, Nathan Gregory, and a brother, Leonard Alford, preceded him in death.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Trucking for Jesus, P.O. Box 4509, Martinsville, VA 24115 or to the Oklahoma Wrecker Owner’s Association, 300 SW 29th Street, Oklahoma City OK 73109.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glen O. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Lawton, Comanche Co., OK.

            His middle name is from the Alford Family Tree (Ancestry.com), posted by his daughter Penny Alford Rich.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Clinton Alford.

            His lineage: Glen Otho 1934 OK1, Leonard Hobson 1900 MS2, Robert Leonard Lafayette 1858 AL3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5.

 

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GUSSIE ESTELL CHAPMAN ALFORD

 

Photo from Harvey Douglas Funeral Home

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—24 August 2006

 

            Services for Gussie Estell Alford, 88, will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Mary Niblack Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

            Born on Oct. 20, 1917, in Madill, Okla., to Tom and Ethel Dotson Chapman, she died on Aug. 21, 2006, in Ardmore.

            She and Jesse R. Alford were married on July 4, 1936, in Madill. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1982. She was also preceded by her parents; five brothers, Frank, Leonard, Tommy, Ruban and Kenneth Chapman; four sisters, Mary Brumley, Effie Jordan, Minnie Williams and Linnie Chapman; and stepmother, Martha Chapman.

            She was a member of Mary Niblack Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Marris and husband, Edmond, and Mary Talkington and husband, Bill, all of Ardmore; a son, J.R. Alford Jr. and wife, Billie, Atoka; two brothers, Ernest and Truman Chapman; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

            Bearers will be Michael Yowell, Richard Vaughan, Johnny Vinson, Randall Kyle, Michael Smith and Rocky Mathis.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gussie E. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.

            SSDI records show that Jess Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 2 Oct 1907 and died _____ March 1982, last residence Ardmore, Carter.

            In 1930 Jesse R. Alford, age 22 born OK (parents born TX), was a soldier stationed at Ft. Kamehameha in Honolulu, Hawaii Territory.

            In 1910 Jessie, 2 OK, is living in Cooke Co., TX, with his parents Jack and Jennie Alford, both 29 TX.

           

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HAZEL MAGEE FRANCIS ALFORD

 

ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—Thursday, 15 December 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

BROKEN BOW [McCurtain Co.], Okla.—Hazel Alford, 74, of Broken Bow, died Dec. 10, 1994, at a hospital there.

            Visitation will be 6–9 p.m. Friday at Craft Funeral Home of McComb. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Society Hill Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Fernwood Cemetery [Pike Co., MS].

            Mrs. Alford was born March 29, 1920, in McComb. She was the daughter of Isador and Augusta Magee.

            She was a retired teacher, having taught for 43 years in the Broken Bow school system. She attended Pike County Agricultural High School and Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., where she was a member of Pi Sigma Alpha Beta. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Broken Bow, where she was church musician and choir director for several years.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Clyde Julius Alford Sr.

            She is survived by three sons, Robert Alford of Dallas, Clyde Alford Jr. of Broken Bow and Joe Nathan Francis of Durant, Okla.; two daughters, Tiffany Francis of Idobel, Okla., and Charlesetta Alford of Broken Bow; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hazel M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Broken Bow, McCurtain Co., OK.

 

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HAZEL MCKAY WELBORN ALFORD

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—15 December 1998

 

            Hazel M. Alford of Oklahoma City died Friday at the age of 76.

            Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at New Hope Cemetery, Meeker. Arrangements are under the direction of Baggerley-South Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.

            She was born April 8, 1922, in Texas to James and Nancy McKay. She retired from the food industry as a hostess.

            Preceding her in death were her parents; a son, Jimmy Welborn, and great-grandson, Jeffrey Hill.

            She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Wayne Arnold; granddaughters, Sheila and Jeff Hill, Oklahoma City; Dana and David Dunn, Olathe, Kan.; great-granddaughters, Alyssa Dunn, Tiffany Hill, Amee Hill; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Shelby Brimm, Oklahoma City; Pauline and Jake Wilson, Modesto, Calif.; Flaughn McCain, Okemah, and niece, Joan Pruitt.

 

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

 

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HELEN VIRGINIA AARON BLALOCK ALFORD

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—_____ June 2002

 

            Graveside services for Helen Virginia Aaron Blalock Alford, 98, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Terry Tolbert officiating.

            Born Sept. 30, 1903, at McKinney, Texas, to James Alexander and Maude Ethel Porter Aaron, she died May 31, 2002, at a local health care facility.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Beulah M. Aaron Williamson and Myrtle Louis Aaron Folsom; two brothers, Arthur Lee Aaron and Francis Elzie Aaron; three half sisters, Madelone James, Grace Moore and Jewel King; three half brothers, Gilbert, Joe and Othel James; two sons, Jimmy Dupree, son of Marion Dupree Alford, and Artie L. “Bill” Blalock, son of Artie L. Blalock Sr. She was also preceded in death by a great-great-grandchild.

            She lived in Ardmore most of her life, where she was a long-time beauty operator and owner of Helen Alford’s Beauty Shop. She enjoyed working there until the age of 80. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and belonged to the American Legion.

            Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Wanda Blalock, Ardmore; a niece, who was like a daughter, Ethel Vee Taylor, Burkburnett, Texas; three grandchildren, Tom Blalock, San Jose, Calif., Linda Blalock, Mount View, Calif., and David Blalock, Converse, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Colin Blalock, San Jose; three step grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren; and six step great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

            Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.

            SSDI records show that Marion Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 5 Sept 1900 and died _____ Dec 1974, last residence Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.

            See the obituary of Doris Mae Gravitt Thomas Alford in this compilation. It says she “married Marion Deupree “Duke” Alford in 1953.” Doris was probably his second wife.

 

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HENRY LOWELL HALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—16 October 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Halford, Lowell H., 69, a resident of Harrah since 1974, passed away Oct. 14, 1992. A veteran of WWII and Korean Conflict (U.S. Marine Corps), Lowell later retired as a civilian from Tinker AFB. He was active in and held positions at Midwest City Free Methodist Church for over 30 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Marcella; daughters, Kim Burgoyne and Kelly Webb; brothers, Lester and Larry, and sister, Edna Briggs; grandchildren, Nicholas and Emily Webb; many other loved family and friends.

            Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 1992 at MWC Free Methodist Church. Interment will be 1:00 p.m. at Red Rock Cemetery, west of El Reno.... Asa Smith Funeral Service 454-2201

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry L. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 22 Feb 1923, last residence Harrah, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his brother Lester Ernest Halford in this compilation.

 

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HESTER IRENE GARIGIN ALFORD

 

Photo from Garigin Family Tree, posted by her son James Garigin—Ancestry.com

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—5 July 2007

 

            Hester Irene Garigin-Alford, 88, of Krebs, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, in McAlester.

            The family will greet friends 6 to 8 tonight at Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home.

            Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Fellowship Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester.

            Born Nov. 25, 1918, in Carbon, she was the daughter of Rufas and Ida Mae (Mitcheltree) Garigin. She worked for the WPA during World War II and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include a son, James “Billy” Garigin and wife, Sue, of Krebs; daughters, Pat Wagner, Canadian, Texas, and Irene Stouder and husband, David, Pampa, Texas.

            Also, grandchildren, Ticia Trimble, Mike Wagner and wife, Jana, Brenda Stevens and husband, Rusty, Roger Lee and wife, Kelly, Melissa Watts and husband, Lynn, Mylinda Garigin, Tom Bolien and wife, Tammy, and Sam Bolien and wife, Patti, and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Alford; parents, Rufas and Ida Mae Garigin; sisters, Martha Price and Mabel Bennett; brothers, John Garigin and George Garigin; grandchildren, Richard Bolien and Ray Bolien, and great-grandson, Trevor Coberley.

            Pallbearers will be Lynn Watts, Mike Chlebik, Leroy Conners, Vecoe Hensley, Wayne Taylor and Jimmy Moore.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Lee, Rusty Stevens and David Stouder.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

                                                                                

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hester Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Krebs, Pittsburg Co., OK.

                                              

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JAMES ARTHUR “DOUG” ALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 13 February 1996

 

CORDELL—Allford, James “Doug,” 68. Services pending (Stumpff, Bartlesville).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Allford (SS# issued in OK) was born 28 May 1927 and died 11 Feb 1996, last residence Dewey, Washington Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his daughter Brenda Suzette Allford Lynn in this compilation.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com lists the parents of James Arthur Allford as Steve Allford (1876–1930) and Myrtle Ethel Thornburgh (1894–1960). In 1930, Myrtle Alford, widow age 34 born OK, and her son James A. Alford, 3OK, are living in Sans Bois, Haskell Co., OK, with Myrtle’s parents, Christopher C. and Mary C. Thornburg.

 

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JAMES HENRY ALFORD

Great-great-grandfather of Randall L. Alford, AAFA #0052, Rosemary Lynn Schuster Hughes, AAFA #1316, Sandra Lee Schuster, AAFA #1205, Sarah Lee Schuster Whitfield, AAFA #1317, Susan Carol Schuster Cluiss, AAFA #1318, Jason Alan Alford, AAFA #1308, Cheryl Lynn Turner, AAFA #1306, Samantha Kay Alford, AAFA #0836, William Matthew Alford, AAFA #0835, Beth Ann Alford Parson, AAFA #0442, Sandra Ann White Richardson, AAFA #0750, Kathryn Elizabeth Lewis Redden, AAFA #1378

Great-grandfather of Peggy Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666, Carl Sidney Alford, AAFA #1272, Pamelia Joyce Alford McCrary, AAFA #1458, Dora Lee Alford Watson, AAFA #1310, Joan Alford Turner, AAFA #1296, Carol Elaine Alford Wright, AAFA 1295, Martha Nell Alford Swayze, AAFA #1057, Danny Ray Alford, AAFA #0910, William Lewis Alford, AAFA #0588, Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230, Betty Gene Alford Davis, AAFA #1226, Rochelle Marie Alford Brewer, AAFA #1197, Velta Janett Autry Brown, AAFA #1175, Linda Kay Berry Smith, AAFA #1270

Grandfather of Mary Phyllis Alford Gay, AAFA #1327, Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374, Jack Franklin Alford, AAFA #0367

 

INDIAN CITIZEN DEMOCRAT

Caddo, Attoka Co., OK—Thursday, 28 April 1932

 

            Death came to Mr. J.H. Offerd [sic—should be Alford throughout], better known as Grandpa Offerd, April 25, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Offerd was born near Philadelphia [Neshoba Co.], Miss., March 21, 1857, moved to Texas in the year 1882, and moved to Caddo, Okla. in 1904. He has lived near Caney [Atoka Co.] for a long time and everyone who knew him call him friend. Grandpa Offerd was a Christian man and was ready to go. Before death came, he requested his son to conduct his funeral services. Funeral services were conducted in the Caney Baptist church by Rev. Jack Offerd of Pickton, Texas.... The church building would not accommodate the crowd who attended the funeral. Interment was made in Folsom graveyard by the Masonic order....

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. J.H. Offerd, and the following children: John Offerd of Ennis [sic: Enochs], Texas, Sid and Jack Offerd [Andrew Jackson Alford] of Pickton, Texas, Lonnie [sic: Lessie] Smith of Terrell, Okla., Mrs. John [Lona] McDougle of Vinita, Okla., Green Offerd, Claude Offerd, Roy Offerd, Arnold Offerd, Mrs. Ernest Sanders, Mrs. Connie Binifield, and Mrs. J.B. Crossland of Caney, Okla., also a number of grandchildren. Out of town attendants were too numerous to mention.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his grandson Buddy Marvin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Andrew Jackson “Jack” Alford; and his grandson Earl Don Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From Randall L. Alford, AAFA #0052: James Henry Alford was the son of John Madison Alford (1826-1892). Note that JHA did not move to Texas from Neshoba Co., MS in 1882 as stated. The trek was made in an ox cart around 1888-90. The Rev. Jack Offerd, the officiating minister, was my great-grandfather Andrew Jackson “Jack” Alford (1880-1956) of Pickton, Hopkins Co., TX. JHA was a 32nd degree Mason, Lodge #3, Caddo, Attoka Co., OK.

            James’s first wife was Ann Marie Pace, with whom he had 8 children, including Andrew Jackson Alford. After her death in 1888, he married Lue J. Martin and had 11 more children.

            The Gay Family Tree (Ancestry.com), posted by Mary Phyllis Alford Gay, AAFA #1327, includes many photos of James Henry Alford and his family.

            Peggy Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666, reports that “no official death certificate for James Henry Alford or J.H. Offerd was located by the Division of Vital Records, Oklahoma State Department of Health, … Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152. Search was made on September 8, 1999, for the years 1930–36.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Henry 1857 MS1, John Madison 1826 GA2, John 1801 NC3.

 

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JANET M. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Tuesday, 27 September 2005

 

            Alford, Janet M., 57, state of Oklahoma workers compensation specialist, died Sunday [September 25]. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church, Sperry. New Dyer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janet M. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 26 July 1948, last residence Sperry, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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JASPER CARL HALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—16 December 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Funeral services for Dr. J. Carl Hallford, Oklahoma City, will be at 2:00 p.m., Monday in the Henninger-Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Enid, OK. The Rev. James Kirkendall will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, OK.

            He was born May 15, 1926 in Wichita Falls, TX to Ernest C. and Margie Palmer Hallford and passed away at his home, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000. Carl was a graduate of Enid High School, Oklahoma Baptist University and received his Medical Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma. On June 10, 1951 Carl married Mary Thomas in Enid. He practiced in Boise City, Springer, NM, Las Vegas, NM then in Guymon for twenty years. The couple then moved to Oklahoma City where he practiced for ten years before his retirement.

            Dr. Hallford is survived by his wife, Mary of the home, three daughters; one son; eight grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jasper C. Hallford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry.com) lists the birth of Jasper Carl Hallford on 15 May 1926 in Wichita Co., TX, parents E.C. Hallford and Margie Palmer.

            His HALLFORD lineage, from online family trees: Jasper Carl 1926 TX1, Ernest Claude 1896 TX2, Andrew Jasper 1867 TX3, John Harrison 1841 MO4, James Powell 1812 SC5, Jesse 1781 NC6.

 

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JENNIE M. ALFORD HOPKINS

 

LIVINGSTON COUNTY DEMOCRAT

Howell, Livingston Co., MI—Friday, 7 February 2003

 

DELAWARE [Nowata Co.], OK—Jennie M. Hopkins, 81, of Delaware, Oklahoma, died on January 12 at Bartlesville Care Center in Oklahoma. Cremation took place at Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville [Washington Co.], Oklahoma and a memorial service will be held in Howell later in the spring.

            She was born on November 17, 1921, in Detroit, the daughter of Blair Alford and Louise Hendry. She married Henry Hopkins in Michigan. He passed away in 1979. Prior to moving to Oklahoma, Mrs. Hopkins was a longtime resident of both Brighton and Howell.

            Surviving are her children Roger (Barbara), Robert (Linda), Patricia (Clinton) Houser, and Daniel (Mary Ellen), sister Beauty Salvatore, 21 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Henry, and her children Pete (Joann), Gerald, and Joseph preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jennie M. Hopkins (SS# issued in MI), last residence Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK.

 

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JESSE L. ALFORD

Brother of Elroy Raymond Alford, AAFA #0563

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Friday, 30 November 2007

 

MCALESTER—Alford, Jess, 63, died Nov. 21. Services 11 a.m. Saturday (Cooper, Tecumseh).

 

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Cooper Funeral Home

Tecumseh, OK—_____ November 2007

 

 

            Jess Alford passed away November 21, 2007 in McAlester, Oklahoma after reaching the age of 63 years.

            Born August 26, 1944 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, he was reared in the Shawnee/Tecumseh area. He also lived in Tulsa, and had lived in McAlester for the past 10 years. He served in the United States Navy, and had been married to Karen Wiggins for 16 years. He worked for the Oklahoma Tax Commission as well as in the restaurant business. The proudest moment in his life was his daughter’s success with her soccer team going to State.

 

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:

His Wife: Karen Wiggins of the home

Son & Daughter-in-Law: Kevin & Ricki Greigo of Durango, CO

Daughter: Christina Statsmann of Wagner, OK

Brother & Sister-in-Law: Elroy & Jan Alford of Spencer

2 Sisters: Gail Rye of Tecumseh and Diana Johnston of Shawnee

3 Grandsons

1 Granddaughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jesse L. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituaries of his grandfather, Thomas Wildcat Alford in this compilation.

            He has a memorial at FindAGrave.com, Dale Cemetery, Dale, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

            His lineage: Jesse L. 1944 OK1, Ruth Francis 1917 OK2, Thomas Wildcat 1860 OK3, George Wildcat 1825 ??4.

 

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JESSIE JAMES ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—7 March 1996

 

            Alford, Jessie James, homemaker, died Feb. 28. Services pending. Moore’s Memory Chapel.

 

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TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—9 March 1996

 

            Alford, Jessie James, 60, died Feb. 28. Services pending. Moore’s Memory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jess Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Feb 1936, last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

            No death record for Jessie Alford was found in California Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry.com), so the last residence listed must have been where the benefits were sent.

 

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JIESELE KIMARIE “JAZZIE” ALFORD

 

LAWTON CONSTITUTION

Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—Wednesday, 2 July 2008

 

            Funeral for Jiesele “Jazzie” Kimarie Alford, 1-year-old daughter of Julia M. Alford, Lawton, was at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel.

            Jazzie died Friday, June 27, 2008, in Lawton.

            She was born May 3, 2007, in Lawton. She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her mother and her friend, Brian McDonald, of the home; a brother, Khalil D. Cheath, of the home; a sister, Jada N. Alford, of the home; her grandparents, Elrich and Kim Cheath, Mankato, Minn.; two uncles: Sam and Tara Cheath, Centerville, Minn.; and Rick Cheath and his fiancee, Betsy, Minneapolis; an aunt, Janenery Cheath, Minneapolis; two cousins: Austin James and Mason Alexander Cheath, both of Centerville, Minn.; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 

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JIMMIE MARIE ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Friday, 7 April 2006

 

            Alford, Jimmie Marie, 62, business owner, died Tuesday [April 4]. Services 2 p.m. Sunday (Atoka).

 

Photo from Perkins Cemetery, Caney, Atoka Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jimmie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 11 Nov 1943 and died 3 April 2006, last residence Caney, Atoka Co., OK. Both dates conflict with the gravestone.

 

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JOE BROWN ALLFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Thursday, 1 November 2001

 

MCALESTER—Joe B. Allford, 88, farmer, died Tuesday [October 30]. Graveside services 2 p.m. Thursday, Tannehill Cemetery, Tannehill. Bishop.

 

 

 

Photos from Tannehill Cemetery, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joe B. Allford (SS# issued in OK) was born 23 May 1913, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his wife, Rebecca Eldridge Allford, in this compilation.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com includes his middle name and this information:

 

Born in Scipio, Oklahoma, he was the son of John Martin “Bud” and Effie Mae (Nabors) Allford. He married Rebecca Eldridge on Dec. 23, 1938 [date on gravestone] in McAlester. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rebecca Allford on March 24, 2001 [sic—2000]; an infant son; five brothers, Bill Allford, Bob Allford, Antney Allford, Ben Allford, Miller Allford and a sister, Mattie Moore.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Joe Brown 1913/14 OK1, John Martin 1878 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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JOE EDGAR ALFORD

Brother of Sue Ann Alford Dickens, AAFA #0377

 

[We are also publishing his obituary in the New Mexico Obituaries compilation because of his close ties there.]

 

UNION COUNTY LEADER

Clayton, Union Co., NM—Wednesday, 20 November 1957

From Deaths from Newspapers, Clayton Memorial Cemetery

 

            Alford, Joe Edgar b. 4 Feb 1957. d. 11 Nov 1957, Boise City, Cimarron Co., OK. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ned Alford. Burial: Clayton Memorial Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Edgar Wilson “Ned” Alford and Edith Ann Coggin Alford, in the New Mexico Obituaries compilation.

            His lineage: Joe Edgar 1957 OK1, Edgar Wilson 1917 NM2, Earl Wilson 1882 TX3, Charles M. 1853 TX3.

 

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JOHN LEON HALFORD, III

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—22 April 1995

 

HENRYETTA—John Leon Halford III, 35, Orpheum Theater manager, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church in Dewar. Shurden.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN LINK HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Sunday, 23 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            John Link Halford, 84, died at 6:10 a.m. on Friday [July 21] in the Bartlesville Jane Phillips Medical Center. Services were held on Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church with interment at Ethel Reece Cemetery in Barnsdall.

            A native of Barnsdall, Halford was born on June 7, 1916. He was a 40-year employee of the Sun Oil Corporation and a former resident of Tulsa and Wagoner.

            Survivors include daughters, Dixie Lee Badgwell and Charlotte A Gregory, both of Tulsa, and Dora Marie Goins, Broken Arrow, 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, Jessie Lee Halford, Tulsa, sisters, LaVon Oueletee, Bedford, Texas, and Coletta Carey, Yuba, California. Preceding him in death were four sons, John, Jr., James, Jimmie, and Lloyd Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of J.L. Halford (SS# issued in OK) but list his birth date as 15 June 1916, last residence Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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JOHN THEAD ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 6 September 2000

 

BRISTOW—John Thead Alford, 70, retired from Bristow Public Works Department, died Sunday [September 3]. Services pending. Schumacher.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John T. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Jan 1930, last residence Bristow, Creek Co., OK.

 

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JOHN WILLIAM ALLFORD

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—Thursday, 8 June 2006

 

            John William (John) Allford, of McAlester, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

            There will be no funeral services, but the family will announce a date for a community celebration of his life in the very near future.

            The son of R.L. “Bob” and Thelma Allford, he had lived in McAlester for all of his adult life. He had been continuously employed by the First National Bank and Trust Company of McAlester since 1963. He was originally hired as a bookkeeper and worked his way through many positions to his last position of vice-president and trust officer, as well as serving as secretary to the board of directors.

            He had devoted his life, first to his work at the bank, then to his community. He had served as a member and officer of the McAlester Kiwanis Club, a board member of Kiamichi Vo-Tech, McAlester Alcoholism Council, The Oak’s Rehabilitation Center, Southeast Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army Advisory Board, The Pittsburg County Holiday Commission and annually served on the committee of the Martin Luther King Unity Celebration Banquet. He also served as a board member and in other capacities for the McAlester Boy’s & Girl’s Club. He was also a board member, officer and treasurer and donor for over 20 years with the McAlester United Way.

            He also served as a volunteer at the McAlester Regional Health Center, where he gave more hours of service than any other volunteer on record. He had been a longtime member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of McAlester and led weekly devotionals at Blevins Nursing Home for many years. He was also a charter member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. These are just a few of the many charities to which he devoted both his time and money to help others.

            Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law, Robert Lacey Allford Jr. and his wife, Jenny, of Great Bend, Kan; two nephews, Allan Allford and his wife, Debbie, of Wichita, Kan. and their children, Joshua and Benjamin, Evan Allford and his wife, Karla, and their daughter, Abby, of Edmond, and numerous cousins and other relatives....

            Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester.

 

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MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—7 July 2006

 

            A Community-wide Celebration of John William Allford’s life will be held on July 9, 2006, in the McAlester High School/Cafeteria Hall, 1 Buffalo Drive.

            John died on June 7, 2006, following a tragic accident on February 26, 2006, from which he never recovered.

            On the evening before John’s accident, the Sertoma Club presented John the “Service to Mankind” award before a gathering of friends. There have been only 14 awards given in 35 years in the Clubs history. The Sertoma Club recognized John for exceptional Community volunteer service.

            At the time of his death John was Vice President and Secretary of the Board of First National Bank where he was employed for more than 40 years. His devotion to his work and to the bank employees, who were his family, and his respect and admiration for his devoted friend, Mrs. Wanda Bass, brought great joy to John.

            Although John was involved in his community and gave generously of time and contributions, he was most devoted to the Blevins Nursing Home Ministry, a church service he founded. He and his volunteer Assistant, Carol Stephens, conducted services every Tuesday evening. John loved and cared for the residents, they were his fellowship, his congregation, he was their “Presence of Christ.”

            As a volunteer, John worked at McAlester Regional Hospital weekends; he brought new energy and joy to the nursing staff for more than 10 years. Their memories of John “fill a book.”

            John was a member of First Baptist Church, McAlester, Oklahoma where he was an ordained Deacon.

            In 1991 John became a Charter member of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, National and was a leader in establishing Cooperating Baptist Fellowship of Oklahoma, serving on the Constitution Committee and acting Parliamentarian. John’s spirit of Mission and Ministry was recognized beyond his community.

            Eager to provide Theological education and equip laity to fulfill their spiritual calling, John provided Seminary Scholarships through Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Women in Baptist Life and Cooperating Baptist Fellowship.

            The following are some charities John faithfully supported: Red Cross, Martin Luther King Committee, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, United Way, The Oaks Rehab Board, Pittsburg County Holiday Commission and many other organizations....

            The Community Celebration will be an informal time of music and spontaneous sharing, please join John’s family in this celebration.

            Date: July 9, 2006, Sunday

            Time: 2:00 p.m.

            Place: McAlester High School/Cafeteria Hall, 1 Buffalo Drive.

            A reception will immediately follow the celebration....

 

Photo from Tannehill Cemetery, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Allford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Sept 1934, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His ALLFORD lineage: John William 1934 OK1, Robert Lacey 1904 OK2, John Martin 1878 MS3, William Lace 1856 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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JOHNNIE MAE LARNEY ALFORD

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—22 July 2009

 

SEMINOLE, Okla.—Seminole County resident Johnnie Mae Alford died Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee at the age of 62.

            An evening memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Riverside Indian Baptist Church, 219 E. Jefferson, Tecumseh.

            Johnnie will be taken 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, to Hitchittee Indian Methodist Church, located 5 miles east of Little on Hwy 99A and one half mile north and a wake service will be held a 6:30 p.m. that evening.

            Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Hitchittee Indian Methodist Church with Pastor John Spradlin officiating. Burial will follow at Hitchittee Church Cemetery.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

 

In another article:

 

Swearingen Funeral Home

Shawnee, Seminole Co., OK—_____ July 2009

 

 

            Johnnie Mae Alford, 62 year-old, Seminole County resident passed from this life Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Unity North Hospital in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born January 11, 1947 in Seminole to parents John Larney and Malinda (Alexander) Larney.

            Johnnie graduated from Central High School in Oklahoma City. She worked as a “presser” for several different drycleaners including Rod’s Drycleaners in Oklahoma City from which she retired.

            Following her retirement Johnnie moved to Shawnee where she lived for 25 years before returning to Seminole County. She was a member of the Riverside Indian Baptist Church in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

            Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Hope Alford, Kevin Alford and Kent Alford all of Shawnee, Oklahoma; two daughters, Diana Alford of Earlsboro, Oklahoma and Deidra Alford of Shawnee, Oklahoma; three brothers and sisters-in-law, John Larney, Jr. and his wife Betty of Kansas, Simon Larney and his wife “Bear” of Oklahoma and Harry Larney and his wife of Seminole, Oklahoma; four sisters and a brother-in-law, Sally Fixico of Seminole, Oklahoma, Shirley Fruit of Shawnee, Oklahoma, Idalena Mitchell and her husband Alex Ward of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Cecelia Barnett of Talequah, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, Sean, Lana and Tusekia Johnson and three great-grandchildren; she is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

            Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents and by two sisters Linda and Rachel Bear.

            An evening memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Riverside Indian Baptist Church located at 219 East Jefferson in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.

            Johnnie will be taken to Hitchittee Indian Methodist Church, located 5 miles east of Little, Oklahoma on Hwy 99A and a half a mile north, on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. and a wake service will be held that evening at 6:30 p.m.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 25, 2009 at Hitchittee Indian Methodist Church. Pastor John Spradlin of Riverside Indian Bapitst Church will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Hitchittee Church Cemetery.

            Casket Bearers will be: Timmy Bear, Chris Ataddlety, Duane Ataddlety, Marquis Fixico, John Ray Bear and Joseph Burgess.

            Honorary Bearers will be: Mitchell Harjo, Tony Walters, “Gugee” Katsitenseriio, Brian Keith Mitchell and Daniel Johnson.

            Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home – Seminole, Oklahoma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Johnnie M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

 

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JUANITA KELLEY ALFORD PEERY

 

PURCELL REGISTER

Purcell, McClain Co., OK—Thursday, 17 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Funeral services for Juanita Kelley Alford Peery, 83, of Chickasha will be held Monday, December 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the College Heights Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Lexington Cemetery under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Peery died Tuesday, December 15, in Chickasha.

            She was born December 28, 1914 in Lexington, the eldest of five children, to Simon James and Lula Morrell Kelley. She graduated from Lexington High in 1932, receiving her B.S. Degree from Central State University in 1940 and her Master’s Degree from East Central State College in 1956. She taught at Rocky Point, Stovall, Lexington and Wewoka, retiring after 37 years.

            She and Charles T. Alford were married Dec. 24, 1936 and he preceded her in death Sept. 25, 1967. She then married Stan Peery, her childhood sweetheart of 42 years, on Dec. 22, 1973. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1988.

            Mrs. Peery was a member of College Heights Baptist Church and Esther Sunday School Class.

            She was preceded in death by twin daughters; her parents and one brother, Col. Wendell J. Kelley, U.S. Air Force.

            Survivors include one son, Joe Ed Alford and his wife, Oteka, of Chickasha; one stepdaughter, Cheryl McCown and her husband, Charley, of Lexington; three sisters, Monace Schmidt, Fredde Lurry and Peggy Lou Kelley, all of Oklahoma City; four sisters-in-law, Mary E. Kelley of Midwest City, Zella Alford of Purcell, Madxine Alford Sherrard of Edmond and Nellie Peery Kemp of Cleburn, Texas; one brother-in-law, Ray Peery of Lexington; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Juanita K. Peery (SS# issued in OK), last residence Chickasha, Grady Co., OK.

 

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KAREN RUTH ALLFORD

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—Wednesday, 22 September 2004

           

            Karen Ruth Allford, 64, of McAlester, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2004, at McAlester Regional Health Center.

            The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Bishop Funeral Home.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bishop Chapel of Memories.... Burial will be at Tannehill Cemetery under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

            Born Nov. 13, 1939, in Poteau, she was the daughter of Barron Miller and Dorothy Weddle Allford. She attended William Gay Elementary School in McAlester and in 1952 she and her family moved to Indianola, where she graduated from high school in the Class of 1957.

            She remained on the family farm until 1966, when she and her family built a home on Garden Lane in McAlester and she had lived in that home since.

            She worked at the father’s grocery store and laundromat and was also a homemaker.

            She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of McAlester and loved to play the organ and sing.

            Survivors include a brother, E.J. Allford, of McAlester; four nieces and nephews, Toni Wilson and husband, Greg, Bartlett, Tenn., Randy Allford and wife, Donna, Middletown, R.I., Johnny Allford and wife, Brenda, of Muskogee, and Jana Brandon and husband, Joe, of Holdenville.

            Also, eight great-nieces and great-nephews, Bethany and Matthew Wilson, DeWayne Allford, Summer and Patrick Allford, and Morgan, Madison, and Conner Fitzgerald.

            And, an uncle, Jim Allford and wife, June, of Holdenville; two aunts, Mattie Hickman, of McAlester, and Betty Jo Talbot, of Shawnee, and numerous cousins.

            Pallbearers will be her nephews, Greg Wilson, Johnny Allford, Matthew Wilson, Morgan Fitzgerald, Patrick Allford and DeWayne Allford.

            Honorary pallbearers will be John Allford, J.A. Allford, Johnny Allford, Larry Allford, Ronnie Allford, David Allford, Mossie Cappo, Bill Crone, Jerry Bob Allford, Bobby Hickman, Ralph Weddle, Drew Lusk, Homer Joe Lusk, Bob Williams, and Danny Travis.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Miller Allford in July 21, 1994; her mother, Dorothy Allford on July 5, 1987; two brothers, Donnie Joe Allford and Ronnie Lee Allford, and a sister-in-law, Carol Allford.

 

Photo from Tannehill Cemetery, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Karen R. Allford (SS# issued in OK), last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her father, Baron Miller Allford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Karen Ruth 1939 OK1, Barron Miller 1911 OK2, John Martin 1878 MS3, William Lace 1856 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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KEWPIE C. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 14 February 2007

 

BOYNTON—Kewpie C. Alford, 88, homemaker, died Monday [February 12]. Service 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow, and graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday, Lasley Cemetery, Muskogee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LAFAYETTE “L.L.” HALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Monday, 17 March 2008

 

            Lafayette “L.L.” Halford joined his Lord and Savior on March 15, 2008. He was born Nov. 18, 1927 in the Doxy community east of Sayre, OK. His parents were Ernest Lee and Julia Irene “Walters” Halford. L.L. met Doloris Earlene Fannon at Berlin, OK. They married in June, 1948. They celebrated 59 years of marriage.

            L.L. is survived by his wife, Earlene, three daughters, Rita Briscoe, husband Doug of Piedmont, Darla Cook, husband Randy of Elk City, OK, Brenda Reffner, husband Vince of Yukon, OK. One sister, Joyce Johnson, husband Jim of Enid, OK. One brother, Don Halford of Amarillo, TX. Seven grandchildren Julie Sparks of Yukon, OK, John Sparks of Memphis, TN, Dusty Oldenburg, husband Jeff of Mulhall, OK, J.W. Briscoe of Gillette, WY, David Reffner of Yukon, OK. Sarah Cain, husband John of Midwest City, OK, & Hannah Reffner of Yukon, OK. Six greatgrandchildren Colton, Will, & Anna Briscoe and JaLeigh, Callen & Lincoln Oldenburg. Lifetime friends Eldean & Billie Taliaferro of Clovis, NM. Many nieces and nephews. Last but not least, his, faithful companion dog, Cubby.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest Lee and Julia Halford, two brothers, Dean Halford &Wayne Halford, one sister Betty Hodo, & one infant granddaughter, Janice Lee Cook.

            L.L. worked hard to take care of his family. They were truly blessed to have had this hard working and loving man in their lives. L.L. worked for Kelly Dairy in Elk City, OK and Hiland Dairy in Norman, OK, as a truck driver. He was a “family man”, known to his grandchildren as Poppy. His favorite pastimes were fishing, gardening, & traveling. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Yukon, OK. He was a faithful servant to his church & enjoyed working with the kitchen crew. He would take on any task to help his church. L.L. was loved by many.

            The family would like to thank his grandson David & L.L.’s special friend and caregiver Chuck Ongyebule. Through their dedication & care over the past 5 yrs. he was able to live at home. Their devotion to L.L. was immeasurable. Special appreciation is also extended to Oklahoma County Hospice....

            Services will be 2pm, Tues, March 18th, 2008 at The First United Methodist Church of Yukon. Yanda & Son Funeral Home Yukon, OK 35071.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of L.L.. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Yukon, Canadian Co., OK.

 

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LAQUANA JEAN ALFORD CIZEK

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—7 January 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Cizek, Jean, 42, of Okla. City. Services 10:30 a.m. Sat., Jan. 9, 1993 at Botone Memorial Church, Carnegie, Ok. Burial Tenehdoah Cemetery.

            Survived by husband, Melvin; 3 sons, Melvin Ray, Floyd Art and John David; 2 daughters, Julie Lucille Cizek and Cherry Cizek; 2 brothers, E.R. Alford, Sr. and Jesse Alford; and 2 sisters, Gail Rye and Diana Brandon.

            Pitcher-Hackney Funeral Home, Carnegie, Ok.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laquana J. Cizek (SS# issued in OK) was born 10 April 1950 and died 6 Jan 1993, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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LAURA WATSON CONRAD ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031

 

OWENSBORO MESSENGER

Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—23 February 1933

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999 (in “New Member Lineages”)

 

            Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Laura Alford, 81 years old, on February 21, at Chandler, Okla. She was the widow of the late J.H. Alford, formerly of Daviess county.

            She is survived by eight children, Walter Conrad, a son by a former marriage, Cleve and Lon Alford of Chandler; Mrs. Olive Snodgrass, of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Pearl Wright, Mrs. Emma Mattingly and Gus Alford of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Frank (Lula) Boyd, of Hawesville, Ky.; also three stepchildren, J. Crit and J.W. Alford, of Owensboro and Mrs. Wilbur Ricks of Jacksonville, Fla.

            Funeral services were conducted from the Chandler Methodist Church Friday

afternoon with interment in Chandler cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Allison O. Alford and Lonnie Erwin Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEE ANN SMITH ALFORD

 

Photo from Phillips Funeral Service

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Thursday, 12 March 2009

 

            Lee Ann (Smith) Alford, 73, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She was born July 29, 1935, to Myrtle Webster-Wilson and Hollis Earl Smith, in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Preceded in death by both parents and two grandchildren. Ann retired from Holdenville General Hospital as a Nurse, where she served for over 30 years. She was awarded the “Employee of The Year Award.” She leaves to cherish her memories loving husband of 56 years, Edward, Sr. children, Earl L. Alford (Rena) of Wewoka, OK, Gloria Alford-Carr of Spring, TX, Gary L. Alford of Norman, OK, Edward L. Alford, Jr. (Lorene), S. Annette Bruner (Ray) both of Wewoka, OK, Brent L. Alford, Wichita, KS, G. Ray Alford (LyTonya) Arlington, TX, Montria Denise Alford of Wewoka, OK brother, Chester Smith of Oklahoma City, OK seventeen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

            Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Wewoka, OK with interment following at Westwood Cemetery. Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.comphillipsfuneralservice.com

 

In another article:

 

SEMINOLE PRODUCER

Seminole, Seminole Co., OK—_____ March 2009

 

            Wewoka resident Lee Ann Alford, age 73 years, passed away Friday March 6, 2009.

            Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2009 at First Baptist Church, in Wewoka, with Rev. L.R. Drinkwater Sr. officiating and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery.

            She was born July 29, 1935 in Wewoka, to Hollis Earl Smith and Myrtle Wilson.

            She attended Wewoka Public School and Douglas High School. She attended the Byng Vocational School where she received her LPN Licence. She retired from Holdenville General Hospital after 30 plus years as a nurse and Discharge Planner.

            Lee Ann and Edward Lee Alford Sr. married Dec. 8, 1952, in Wewoka.

            Ann was a member of St. Joseph Baptist Church for over 50 years and was the Church Clerk.

            Preceding her in death are both parents and two grandchildren (Carlos Duke and Ria Bruner).

            Survivors include her husband, Edward L. Alford, Sr.; sons, Earl Alford (Rena), of Wewoka, Gary Alford, of Norman, Edward Alford Jr. (Lorene), of Wewoka, Brent L. Alford, of Wichita, Kan., Ray Alford (LaTonya), Arlington, Texas; daughters, Gloria A. Carr, of Spring, Texas, Annette Bruner (Ray), of Wewoka, and Montria Denise Alford, of Wewoka; seventeen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; aunt, Amelia Hill, of Wewoka; brother, Chester Smith, of Oklahoma City; and uncle, L.R. Webster, of Oklahoma City.

            An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lee A. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edward Lee Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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LENA MARIE MILLER ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—26 July 1997

 

            Alford, Lena Marie, born 10-15-49 - died 7-24-97. Preceded in death by parents, Dennis & Ural Jantz Miller. Survived by daughter, Melissa; brothers, Kenneth Miller of OKC, Philip Miller of Glenpool, Ok; several aunts, uncles & cousins.

            Services Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. at the Moore City Cemetery.

 

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

 

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LEO KELLER ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Thursday, 23 December 1999

 

HARTSHORNE—Leo K. Alford, 82, retired carpenter, died Monday [December 20]. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, Mills Funeral Home Chapel.

 

Photo from Elmwood Cemetery, Hartshorne, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leo K. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 2 June 1917, last residence Hartshorne, Pittsburg Co., OK.

 

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LEON FRANK LEE “CHOCKHOUSE” ALFORD

 

Photo from Alexander Funeral Homes

 

Photo from Hopewell Cemetery, Garvin Co., OK—FindAGrave.com

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—11 April 2010

 

WYNNEWOOD [Garvin Co.]—Private services are scheduled for Mr. Leon “Chockhouse” Frank Lee Alford, Sr., 70 of Ardmore. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Wynnewood with Military Honors provided by Fort Sill Casualty Team.

            Chockhouse was born October 3, 1939, at Stonewall to the late Mr. Odie Alford and Mrs. Josephine (Wright) Alford. He departed this life Friday, April 9, 2010, at Ardmore.

            Chockhouse was a veteran of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. He worked at the Refinery in Ardmore most of his working years. He always enjoyed spending time with his friends and family and was a very talented musician that enjoyed singing. In his younger days he rode and broke horses and always had livestock. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and those he mentored through the years.

            Preceding him in death were his parents, Odie and Josephine, and one brother Clarence Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Erma Alford of the home; daughters, Dana Dorsey Turner and husband, Skip Jones of Ardmore, and Janna Fagan of Dallas, Texas; sons, Leon Alford, Jr. of Ada, Maurice Obrein Franklin of New York, Brian Keith Alford of Tulsa, and Kevin Wraye Franklin, Sr. of Ardmore; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and many, many fans and foes.

            Casket bearers are Kevin Wraye Franklin, Sr., Kevin Wraye Franklin, Jr., Carlton DeSean Dorsey, Brandan P.A. Fagan, Roman Earl Jones, Jr. and Joshua Williams.

A book of memories has been established online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org for condolences and remembrances.

 

In another article:

 

EVENING NEWS

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—Sunday, 2 May 2010

 

 

            The family of Leon Alford, 70, of Ada, Oklahoma gathered for a special memorial service on April 17, 2010. Family members paid tribute to Leon’s kindness and generosity of spirit with song, verse, prayers, and loving family unity. After special memory sharing, spring flowers were planted.

            Leon, lovingly called Chock, was born October 3, 1939, to Odie and Josephine Wright Alford of the Stonewall area. He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Clarence of Seattle, Washington.

            Leon Jr. of Ada, Oklahoma, his brother Bryan of Tulsa, Oklahoma, along with uncles and many cousins wish to thank all friends who supported the family. We acknowledge all prayers, flowers, cards, and most of all your presence. He will be missed!

            May God continue to bless our family and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leon F. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Ardmore, Carter Co., OK.

 

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LESTER ERNEST HALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Thursday, 23 July 2009

 

            Lester Ernest Halford was born on August 28, 1921 in Hartford, Arkansas to Pauline Sherrill Halford and Ernest Miles Halford, and passed away July 18, 2009 in Norman, Oklahoma. He moved with his parents and brother Lowell to Bethany, Oklahoma in 1927. He graduated from Bethany High School in 1939 and participated with his brother Lowell and uncle Herschel Sherrill on BHS basketball and baseball teams. He served in the 45th Infantry Division for 5 years in WWII. Lester worked in construction, customer service and counseling positions in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest returning to Oklahoma in his later years.

            He is survived by his sister Edna Halford Briggs and brother-in-law Carl Briggs of Shawnee; brother Larry of Los Angeles, CA; sister-in-law Marcella Halford of Harrah, OK; son Steven Miller and daughter-in-law Alenka of Kingsland, TX; daughter Candace Miller of Kingsland, TX; uncle and aunt Shelby and Wanda Sherrill of Moore, OK; 5 step-children in Spokane, WA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

            Preceding him in death are his parents Pauline and Ernest Halford, brother Lowell and wife Frankie Holdiman-Anderson-Halford.

            A private memorial will be held by the family. Visitation will be at the Mercer-Adams Funeral Home in Bethany on Friday July 24 and Saturday morning July 25.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ernest L. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Tillamook, Tillamook Co., OR [possibly where he received his benefits].

            See the obituary of his brother Henry Lowell Halford in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN LOUISE WOODRUFF LANGWELL ALFORD

 

SEMINOLE PRODUCER

Seminole, Seminole Co., OK—9 August 2004

 

            Funeral services for Lillian Louise Alford will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday at the Hudson-Phillips Chapel in Holdenville….

            Alford, 84, died Aug. 6, 2004 and she was born Sept. 9, 1919 to Henry David and Netta “Bell” Woodruff in Locust Grove.

            She was raised in Hannah and married John Walter Langwell, who preceded her in death, on March 27, 1979. Alford lived in the Calvin area for a while and later moved to Holdenville in 1957. Later in life she married Herbert Alford.

            She has worked as a welder in a Calif. shipyard during World War II. She has also worked at Boyce Manor Nursing Home as a nurse?s aide for many years, and as a private duty nurse in Oklahoma City. Alford was a member of the Living Christ Church Inc. of Greenville, Texas.

            Her husband Herbert Alford precedes her in death.

            Survivors include her three children, Sandra and husband Tommy Kirkland of Blanchard, Larry and his wife Lu Langwell of Holdenville, David and his wife Diana Langwell of Wewoka; 13 grandchildren; 16 great- grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

            Pallbearers for the services will be Cecil Cox, Roger Woodruff, Ronnie Woodruff, Jake Woodruff, Gary Wood ruff, and Bo Woodruff. Honorary pallbearers will be Lenval Woodruff, and William Henry Cox.

            Interment will follow at Hannah Cemetery in Hannah under the direction of Hudson- Phillips Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lillian L. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Holdenville, Hughes Co., OK.

 

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LILLIAN R. ALFORD WOOD

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—2 January 2009

 

SHAWNEE, Okla.—Shawnee resident, Lillian R. Wood, 87, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008.

            She was born May 8, 1921 in Coal, Okl. to James D. and Mary R. (Farris) Alford. When Lillian was able to, she enjoyed sewing, embroidery, and gardening. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Wood; her parents; and a brother, Lee Alford.

            Survivors include her children, Jean Vandewalker and husband, Leonard of Shawnee, Roger Wood of Shawnee, and Sandy Gomez and husband Jose of Tulsa; sisters, Flora Sawyers of Ada and Beulah Polston of Chowchilla, Calif.; grandchildren, Brenda Whitin of Dallas, Shane Wood of Canyon City, Colo., Cynthia Allen of Canyon City, Colo., JJ Welton of Harrah, Kelly Vandewalker of Ft. Worth, Bud Vandewalker of Edmond, Robby Cherry of Tulsa, and Lee Wayne Cherry of Tulsa; 10 great grandchildren and many other family members.

            Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 3, 2009 at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lillian R. Wood (SS# issued in CA), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

 

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LILLIE FRANCIS TIGERT ALFORD

Mother of Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, Jack Franklin Alford, AAFA #0369, Mary Phyllis Alford Gay, AAFA #1327, and Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374

 

Brown’s Funeral Service

Atoka, Atoka Co., OK—_____ July 2003

 

 

Name: Lillie Francis (Tigert) Alford, age 92, longtime Caney area resident.

 

Born: February 14, 1911 at Caney, OK on the old Tigert homeplace to William “Bud” and Laura Leona (White) Tigert.

 

Passed Away: Sunday morning, July 6, 2003 at Oakridge Manor in Durant, OK.

 

Age: 92 Years 4 months and 22 days.

Education: Lillie attended Buckholt School in Atoka County.

Married: Arnold Allen Alford on January 18, 1931 at Matoy, Bryan County, OK.

Occupation: Lillie was a housewife and homemaker.

 

Church Affiliation: Longtime member of Voca Baptist Church where she was the oldest living member and taught the Ladies Sunday School Class.

 

Lillie was also a member of the Ladies Home Demonstration Club.

 

Survived by

 

Children:   Travis Alford and wife Betty of Wichita, KS.

                  Bud Alford of Caney, OK.

                  J. Neal Alford and wife Trecia of Douglass, KS.

                  Bob Alford and wife Ella of Caney, OK.

                  Jack Alford and wife Janice of Ft. Worth, TX.

                  Don Alford and wife Gayla of Sulphur Springs, TX.

                  Carl Alford and wife Vickie of Justin, TX.

                  Mary Gay and husband Jim of Piedmont, OK.

                  Wallace Alford and wife Vicky of Caney, OK.

 

28 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren.

 

Sisters:       Mary Crossland of Durant, OK.

                  Ethel Willis of Caney, OK.

                  Inez Jackson of Caney, OK.

 

Preceded in death by

 

Husband:   Arnold Allen Alford on March 26, 1972.

Parents:     Bud and Laura (White) Tigert.

Daughter:  Sammy Lee Alford.

Grandson: Philip Alford on January 18, 1999.

Brothers:   William, Roy, and James Tigert.

Sisters:       Lois Hill, Mamie Childers, Letha Dodds.

 

Date of Services: Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 10:00 AM.

Place of Services: Voca Baptist Church ~ Caney, OK.

Interment: Caney Cemetery ~ Caney, OK.

Officiating: Rev. J. Neal Alford [her son].

Assisting: Rev. John Howard.

 

Casketbearers: (Grandsons) Michael Alford, Keith Alford, Willie Alford, Claudie Alford, Terry Alford, Gerald Alford, Marl Alford, David Alford, Gary Alford, Russell Alford, Clint Alford, Bryan Gay, Greg Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lillie F. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Caddo, Bryan Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her son Buddy Marvin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, in Texas Obituaries.

 

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LINDA ALFORD HAMILTON BROWN

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Durant, Bryan Co., OK—Friday, 5 October 2007

 

            Services for Linda Brown, 61, of Durant, who passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Oklahoma City will be held Saturday 10 a.m. at Brown’s Durant Funeral Service Chapel. Rev. Anthony will officiate.

            Linda was born July 9, 1946, in Armstrong, to Mack Hugh and Lola Pauline (Tucker) Alford. She attended school in Caney and was a devoted wife and loving mother to four children. She was of the Baptist Faith and she enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and crocheting, gardening. Her greatest hobby of all was taking care of her children and grandchildren. Linda will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

            Linda was preceded in death by her father Mac Hugh Alford; grandparents; and aunt.

            Linda is survived by her husband Billy Bob Brown of the home; mother Pauline Alford of Caney; daughters Tammy Taylor and Joy Kimbrough and husband James, all of Durant; sons Elton Hamilton Jr. and wife Melissa and Jeff Hamilton and wife Lisa, all of Durant; sisters Pat Justice and husband Thyren of Caney, Sandra Evans and husband Bennie of Tushka, Bonnie Hall and husband Mike of Caney, and Mary Magby and husband Jeff of Caney; brother Mack Alford and wife Rebecca of Claremore, Ok; stepdaughter Angie Rich of McAlester; 16 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

            Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Delbert Love, Chance Reagan, James Pratt, Josh Wright, Tony Ervin, and Derek West serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons Mason Craddock, Shawn Perkins, Tyler Hamilton, Charles Patton, Billy Craddock, and Bryan Rich Jr.

            The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home today from 7-8 p.m.

            Condolences may be sent to the family at brownsfs@sbcglobal.net. Please reference the name of the deceased in all correspondence.

            Brown’s Durant Funeral Service is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Lola “Pauline” Tucker Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOIS MARIE ALFORD SHAFFER

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—24 June 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Lois Marie Alford Shaffer was born November 4, 1917 in Cordell, Oklahoma to Aja and Emma Alford, and passed away on June 21, 2002, at Mercy Hospital. Graveside services were held at Arlington Memory Gardens located at NE 36th and Midwest Blvd. On Tuesday, June 25, 2002.

            Lois graduated from Dill High School in 1936 and later attended Blackwood Business College. She married Earl Shaffer in 1952 and retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1971.

            Her sisters Bernice Bewley, Edith Jennings, and Margie Balfor, her brothers, Orval Ray and A.J., as were as seven stepchildren and many grandchildren survive her.

 

Photo from Arlington Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lois Shaffer (SS# issued in OK), last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            Agie Alford, born about 1896, was enumerated with his parents, John Calvin Alford b. ca 1851 AL and Maggie Blalock b. ca 1858 AL. They were married Mar. 27, 1881 in Clay Co., TX. In 1920 Maggie was the head of household and Agie and Emma were living with her.

 

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LOLA PAULINE TUCKER ALFORD

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Durant, Bryan Co., OK—Wednesday, 3 September 2008

 

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            A service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Atoka for Lola “Pauline” (Tucker) Alford, 80, a lifelong Caney, Caddo and Ava resident, who died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at her residence in Caney. The Rev. Neal Alford, assisted by Rev. Charles Howard, will officiate.

            The daughter of Alfred and Lola (Ballard) Tucker, she was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Armstrong.

            She attended school at Armstrong and Durant. She married Mack Hugh Alford on Nov. 27, 1947.

            Mrs. Alford was a housewife and homemaker. She worked a few years as a nurse’s aid at Brochs Nursing Home in Atoka. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Atoka. She loved fishing and horses. She also loved trips with her family.

            Preceding her in death were her husband, parents, daughter Linda Hamilton, grandchildren Shannon Evans and Randell Herman, and sister Joyce Hider.

            Survivors include children Mary Magby and husband Jeff, Caney, Mack Alford and wife Becky, Claremore, Bonnie Hall and husband Mike, Caney, Sandra Evans and husband Bennie, Tushka and Pat Justus and husband Thyren, Caney; grandchildren Tammy, Joy, Jeff, Tony, Sharla, Clint, Tracy, Amy, Michael, Michelle, Miranda, Jeanna, Amanda, Bradley and Cody, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Carl Tucker and wife Pat, Atoka, and Welton Tucker and wife Delta, Durant; sisters Wanda Lackey, Caney, Bonnie Chaffin and husband Olen, Caddo, and Margaret Holland and husband Troy, Durant; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, and many dear and loved friends.

            Burial will be in Caddo Cemetery with Danny Crites, Randy Herman, Shane Hughes, Red Lawson, Joe Don Eaves and Gary Shipman serving as pallbearers.

            Honorary pallbearers are Luke Howard, Wallace Alford, Jackie Vest, Rickie Vest and Bob Frederick.

            Family night is from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Condolences may be sent to the family at Browns@Atoka.net. Please reference the name of the deceased.

            Brown’s Funeral Service in Atoka is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lola P. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Caney, Atoka Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her daughter Linda Alford Hamilton Brown in this compilation.

 

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LONNIE ERWIN ALFORD

Grandfather of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031

 

CHANDLER NEWS-PUBLICIST

Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK—_____ Jan 1946

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999 (in “New Member Lineages”)

 

            Funeral rites were held Friday, January 11 at the First Baptist Church for L.E. Alford who died suddenly at his home on North Manvel Tuesday afternoon.... Men who served as pallbearers were Bill Stadler, Bill Roberts, Walter Mathis, Homer Sudheimer, Virgil Rowlan and Will Rogers. Interment was in the New Zion Cemetery.

            L.E. Alford was born July 22, 1890, near Owensboro, Ky., and departed this life at his home in Chandler January 8, 1946, at the age of 55 years, 5 months and 7 days.

            In 1906 the family moved to Oklahoma settling near Anadarko in Caddo Co., moving to Lincoln County in 1911. On October 27, 1912, he was united in marriage with Louie Sallie Harris [sic] and to this union nine children were born; four infant children who preceded their father in death; Otis Doyle of Salinas, Calif.; Mrs. Aletha Standall, also of Salinas; Mrs. La Vonne Dyer of Chandler; and Fay and L.E. Jr. of the home address.

            From the farm where the first home was established, Mr. Alford accepted employment in the oil field at the opening of the Davenport field in 1924, following the oil field work as a profession nearly 22 years.

            As a young man, Mr. Alford united with the Methodist church, transferring his membership to the Union Friends church where he remained a member to the time of his death. He was a regular attendant at the services of the Baptist church.

            Lon Alford was a faithful husband and a loving father who lived for his home and his family. He was a substantial citizen and his friendly, kindly disposition made and kept for him a large circle of friends who were shocked and grieved at his untimely passing.

            Survivors in addition to the wife and five children include two brothers: Gus of San Diego, Calif., and C.E. of Chandler; four sisters, Mrs. A.M. Wright, and Mrs. E.B. Mattingly, both of San Diego; Mrs. F.C. Boyd of Hawsville, Ky., and Mrs. H.A. Snodgrass of Chicago, Ill.; two half-brothers, Walter Conrad of Chandler and J.C. Alford of Owensboro, Ky.; one half-sister, Mrs. Wilbur Reeks of Crescent City, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Edward Doyle, Donaleta and Vonna Lou Alford of Salinas, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Lonnie’s wife was Sallie Louie Harris, who was born 17 March 1895, the daughter of Robert and Ida Harris.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and his brother Allison O. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Lonnie Erwin 1890 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA/NC4, John before 1750 VA5.

 

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LOTTIE KATHLEEN HISAW ALFORD

 

EVENING NEWS

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—Wednesday, 13 May 2009

 

ADA—Services for Lottie Kathleen Alford, 86, Ada, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, the Rev. John Haynes, Dr. Pat Kilby and the Rev. Harold Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at her home. She was born May 1, 1923, in the Pecan Grove Community, south of Ada to Jesse Floyd and Ivory Jewel Elmore Hisaw. She lived in the Ada area all her life and graduated from Latta High School in 1941. She married Paul R. Alford Sept. 27, 1941, at Coalgate. He died Aug. 6, 2006.           Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a longtime active member of the First Baptist Church. She served for many years as the children’s and pre-school director and Sunday school teacher at Oak Avenue Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two daughters, Paula Wilfong and her husband John, Ada, and Pamla Armstrong and her husband Greg, Ada; four grandchildren, Anslea Steele and husband Eric, Edmond, Erin Wilfong and wife Mackenzie, Kansas City, Mo., Jeremy Armstrong, Ada, and Shane Armstrong and wife Megan, Prairie Village, Kan.; and three great-grandchildren, Braden Paul Steele, Edmond, Abby Kate Steele, Edmond, and Carter Scott Wilfong, Kansas City, Mo.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Floyd and Jewel Hisaw, a sister, June Mapes, and a brother, Jesse Floyd Hisaw.

            Bearers will be her sons-in-law, grandsons, and great-grandson.

            The family says those who wish may make memorials to the First Baptist Church, 521 S. Broadway, Ada, OK 74820 or the charity of their choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.adaeveningnews.com.Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Paul R. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOUISA JERRY ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 4 April 2001

 

            Louisa “Jerry” Alford, 84, died Saturday [March 31]. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, Grace Episcopal Church. Foster Petering.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louisa J. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 22 Dec 1916, last residence Muskogee, Muskogee Co., OK.

 

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LOUVENE STUBBLEFIELD ALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 23 July 1996

 

McALESTER—Louvene Allford, 86. Services Wednesday (Bishop).

 

Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.L. Allford (SS# issued in OK) was born 6 Aug 1909 and died 21 July 1996, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her son Jerry B. Allford in Connecticut Obituaries.

            From AAFA records: Louvene Stubblefield was the daughter of John Robert Stubblefield and Virgie Ellen Moore. Her husband was William Antney Allford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s ALLFORD lineage: William Antney 1906 OK1, John Martin 1878 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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MARIE DUNHAM ALFORD

 

Dudley Funeral Homes

Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK—_____ March 2003

 

            Marie Dunham was born February 7, 1916, at Earlsboro, Oklahoma, to Fred and Lizzie Price Dunham, and passed from this life Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the Ryan Nursing Home, at the age of eighty-seven.

            Marie and George Alford were united in marriage August 20, 1939, in Sterling, Oklahoma. To this union a child named Kay was born.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired educator who taught in area schools at total of forty-one years. She taught in the Ryan school system for thirty years, two years in Terral, six years in Sterling and three years in Beaver Valley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ryan, Oklahoma for fifty-six years.

            Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Bill Wallace of Lawton, Oklahoma; one grandson - Jamie Edwards of Lawton, OK; one granddaughter - Stacy McGlory of Lawton, OK; and two great-grandsons - Alec and Riley McGlory of Lawson, OK.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and her husband.

            Funeral services were held for Mrs. Alford at 11:00 AM, Thursday, March 27, 2003, at the First Baptist Church in Ryan.... Burial was in the Sterling Cemetery at 2:00 PM, March 27, 2003, under the direction of Dudley Funeral Home of Ryan. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to the Ryan First Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Minnie M. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Lawton, Comanche Co., OK.

 

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MARION SCOTT ALFORD

 

SAPULPA HERALD

Sapulpa, Creek Co. OK—Friday, 17 February 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Mr. Marion Scott Alford, 65, Sapulpa, died Thursday [February 16] at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center.

            Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Smith Funeral chapel…. Burial will be at Oakhill Cemetery, McAlester, Okla.

            He was born Jan. 21, 1924, in McAlester, and moved to Sapulpa in 1970. He was a Baptist and was employed as a chef.

            Survivors include wife Flo of the home; daughter Mrs. Hed (Norma) Bunch of Sapulpa; brother Lloyd of California; sister Ellen Fawcett of California; and two grandchildren.

            The family will headquarter at 518 N. Hodge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Scott A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sapulpa, Creek Co., OK.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Madison Scott 1924 OK1, Samuel Marion 1878 AR2, Andrew Jackson 1842 AR3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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MARY LOU WHITLEY ALFRED

 

BARTLESVILLE EXAMINER-ENTERPRISE

Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK—Tuesday, 16 March 2010

 

            Mary Lou Alfred, 81, of Bartlesville passed away Saturday [March 13] at SouthCrest Hospital in Tulsa.

            Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Buz Wierick officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

            The family will be receiving friends from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.

            Mary Lou was born July 18, 1928 in Mattoon, Illinois to Maldon H. and Zelma Lee (Coverstone) Whitley. Mary Lou was a member of the Kum-Dubl Sunday School class and First United Methodist Church of Bartlesville. She dedicated her life to the well being of others with over 25 years of volunteer service at the Jane Phillips Medical Center Emergency Room.

            Mary Lou is survived by two sons; Robert Alfred and wife Katie of Tulsa, Mark Alfred and wife Joyce of Oklahoma City and son-in-law Bob Ulrich of Springfield, MO. Seven grandchildren; Deborah Wilson, Rebekah Updike, Sarah Ferguson, Jamie Ulrich, Matthew Alfred, Julie Alfred and Melissa Alfred. Six great-grandchildren; Brandon Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Marissa Updike, Brianna Updike, Preston Ulrich and Jazra Downey.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Charles R. Alfred, her parents, and daughter, Susan Lynn Ulrich.

            Memorial contributions can be made to: United Methodist Children’s Home, 7 Mathis Park Drive, Tahlequah, OK 74464-6825 or United Methodist Boy’s Ranch, P.O. Box 999, Gore, OK 74435.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Lou Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her daughter Susan Lynn Alfred Ulrich, in Missouri Obituaries.

 

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MARY PAULINE WORLEY ALFORD

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—Tuesday, 26 July 2011

 

McALESTER—Mary Pauline Alford, 94, of Hartshorne, died Sunday, July 24, 2011, in Hartshorne.

            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brumley-Mills Chapel with Phil Lay officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Hartshorne. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of Hartshorne.

            Born Aug. 27, 1916, in Vernon, Texas, she was the daughter of Clyde H. and Bessie A. (Earnest) Worley. She grew up in western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle and married Leo Alford on Sept. 22, 1950, in Clovis, N.M.

            Since her husband worked in construction, they lived in several different places until they settled in Hartshorne in 1983.

            She loved to sew and was an avid sports fan, especially football, the Denver Broncos being her favorite team.

            She was a member of the Haileyville Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Kelle and Gerry Barone, of Hartshorne; daughter-in-law, Shirley Wagner, of Amarillo, Texas.

            Also, six grandchildren, Brenda Dollarhide and her husband, Steve, of Armstrong, Jim Jeffreys and his wife, Renae, of Canadian, Bobbi Brown and her husband, Greg, of Amarillo, Bill Wagner and his wife, Denna, of Harrison, Ark., Kenny Barone and his wife, Angie, of McAlester, and Geremy Barone and his wife, Janah, of Hartshorne.

            And, nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Patsy Smith, of Wheeler, Texas, Billie and John Holcombe, of Wheeler, and Audry and Art Gould, Minneola, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Bob Wagner; a daughter and son-in-law, Alice and John Jeffreys; two brothers and three sisters.

            Pallbearers will be Jim Jeffreys, Josh Jeffreys, Jackie Dollarhide, Kenny Barone, David Russell and Brian Cunningham.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Geremy Barone, Steve Dollarhide and Jordan Jeffreys.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MATTHEW OWEN “CURLY” ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Pike Co., AR—_____ January 1975

 

            Matthew O. Alford, age 83 years of Miami [Ottawa Co.], Oklahoma, and a former resident of Pike County, died Sunday, January 5, [1975] with an apparent heart attack.

            Survivors include three brothers, Luther Alford and Lee Alford both of Murfreesboro and Forrest Alford of Madison, Wisconsin; six nephews; two nieces and a host of friends in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

            He was a 40 year employee of Swift Company or Kansas City, Kansas.

            Funeral services were held at Cooper Funeral home at 10 o’clock Tuesday, January 7. Burial was in Floral Hills Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Matthew Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 7 Apr 1891, last residence Miami, Ottawa Co., OK.

            We included the obituaries of his father, William Joseph “Gunge” Alford; brothers Luther Homer Alford and William Lee Alford; and sisters Belvia Zada Alford Anderson and Mazella Iantha Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            This obituary and further information on this family is from An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065.

            Matthew Owen “Curly” Alford was born on 7 April 1891 in Pike Co., AR, the son of William Joseph “Gunge” Alford and Margaret Elizabeth Owens. He married Helen _____.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Matthew Owen 1908 AR1, William Joseph 1865 AR2, Joseph David 1844 AR3, David Winston 1823 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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MAURITA GLYN GREEN ALFORD

 

LAWTON CONSTITUTION

Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—11 September 2007

 

            Graveside service for Maurita Glyn Alford, 78, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marlow Cemetery with Susie Cashion, pastor, officiating.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, in Lawton.

            Arrangements are under direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, Marlow.

            She was born on April 4, 1929, in Marlow, to Vess Everett and Thelma White Green. She was raised in Marlow and graduated from Marlow High School in 1947. She attended Central State University and received a bachelor’s degree in home economics with a minor in English literature. She married retired Lt. Col. E.R. Alford on June 9, 1956, in Marlow. His military career took them to several places, but they returned to Marlow in 1976. She was a former Girl Scout and Brownie leader and a den mother for Cub Scouts. She was former president of the Pansy Garden Club of Lawton and a member of the Women’s Circle at First Presbyterian Church, Lawton.

            Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law: Robert Vinson Alford and Patti, Marlow; Timothy Vess Alford and Kathryn, Baton Rouge, La.; and Bret William Alford and Sheila; a daughter and son-in-law, Leanne and Kevin Ramey, Marlow; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Bobby G. Green.

            Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church General Fund.

            Condolences may be sent to callawaysmithcobb.com

 

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DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Tuesday, 18 September 2007

 

LAWTON, Okla.—Maurita Green Alford, a native of Marlow, Okla., died Saturday, Sept. 8 at her home in Lawton, Okla. The daughter-in-law of the late Elza Ray Alford Sr. and Martha Alford, she was a resident of Bogalusa for several years.

            She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Lt. Col (ret.) Elza Ray Alford Jr.; four children, Rob, Tim, Leanne and Brett and their spouses; a sister-in-law, Linda A. Pack Talley of Bogalusa; a nephew and niece, Larry Pack and Tobi Talley, both of Bogalusa; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            A graveside funeral service was held in Marlow, Okla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Maurita G. Alford (SS# issued in OK), but list her death date as 8 Sept 2007, last residence Lawton, Comanche Co., OK.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Elza Ray 1936 ?? 1, Elza Ray 1907 LA2, William Douglas 1858 MS3, Julius C. 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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MILDRED P. ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Monday, 10 September 2007

 

CORDELL—Alford, Mildred, 73, homemaker, died Friday [September 7]. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Holbert (Thomas Durman, Cordell).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred P. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 19 Oct 1933, last residence Cordell, Washita Co., OK.

 

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MINA LOUISE ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 4 May 2004

 

                    Alford, Mina Louise, 86, died Saturday [May 1]. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, United Presbyterian Church, Shawnee (Cooper).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mina Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Feb 1918, last residence Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

 

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NAOMI RUTH ASKEW WASSON ALFORD

Wife of George Wiley Alford, AAFA #0837

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—3 October 2003

 

            Alford, Naomi Ruth, 84. Services today (Hutchins-Maples).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Naomi R. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 30 Dec 1918 and died 1 Oct 2003, last residence Bristow, Creek Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband, George Wiley Alford, with a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

                    Naomi was born in Nashville, Howard Co., Arkansas, the daughter of Clarence H. Askew and Vera Del Greene. Her first husband was killed in Italy in 1944 leaving her with a young son, Ronald Edward Wasson, Jr.

 

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NORMA E. HORN ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—8 November 2009

 

BROKEN ARROW— Norma Alford, 79, registered nurse and Franklin Memorial Hospital nursing director, died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday and service 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Hayhurst Funeral Home.

 

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Hayhurst Funeral Home

Broken Arrow, Wagoner Co., OK—_____ November 2009

 

Photo caption: Huey and Norma Alford, married on January 20, 1954 in Cleveland, Oklahoma

 

            Funeral Services for Norma Alford have been scheduled for 1:00 PM, Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Rev. Brian Gilbert and Rev. Mike Sloat will minister. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta, Oklahoma under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

            Norma Alford was born September 29, 1930 in Sapulpa [Creek Co.], Oklahoma the daughter of Walter and Violet (Cummings) Horn. Norma died Friday, November 6, 2009 at her home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. She was 79 years of age.

            The former Miss Norma Horn was a 1947 graduate of Drumright, Oklahoma High School. She received her Registered Nursing Degree from St. John School of Nursing in 1951. She married Huey Alford on January 20, 1954 in Cleveland, Oklahoma. They moved to the Broken Arrow area in 1960. Norma was the director of Nursing at Franklin Memorial Hospital until 1974. After that she worked at hospitals in Lufkin, Texas and Texas State Hospital in Mexia, Texas. She enjoyed watching the Price is Right, cooking, traveling, playing cards and fishing. She was a member of First Christian Church.

            Memorials may be made to Sojourn Hospice, 9910 E. 41st.St. So., Tulsa, OK 74146 or to the American Diabetes Association, 6600 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1310, Tulsa, OK 74136-3346.

            She is survived by,

            Husband, Huey Alford, Broken Arrow, OK

            Daughters, Huetta and husband Gary Green, Coweta, OK

            Sammi Alford, Broken Arrow, OK

            Son, Victor and wife Catrena Alford, Coweta, OK

            Grandchildren, April, Misty and Justin

            Great Grandchildren, Ashlyn, Cameron, Braden, Caleb, Emily

            Brother, Gale Horn, NC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norma E. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 29 September 1930, last residence Broken Arrow, Wagoner Co., OK.

 

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OLIVIA GRACE HALFORD

 

Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home

Marlow, Stephens Co., OK—_____ April 2006

 

 

OKLAHOMA CITY—Olivia Grace Halford, 7 month-old baby of Casey & Allison Halford, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, April 7, 2006 in Oklahoma City.

            Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Marlow, OK, with Jim Cross officiating. Burial will be in the Marlow Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow, Oklahoma.

            Olivia was born Monday, August 29, 2005 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Casey Durand Halford and Allison Enid Cross. Olivia enjoyed sucking on Mom and Dad’s chin and her thumb. She loved blowing strawberries, giggling at her big brother, Jaren and taking the cellphone from her family. Olivia gave big slobbery kisses and enjoyed feeling the bath water with her little hand and soon found it even felt good on her foot. Olivia was a very happy baby, always laughing and smiling.

            Her survivors include:

            Parents, Casey & Allison Halford of Oklahoma City, OK;

            Brother, Jaren Halford of Oklahoma City, OK;

            Sister, Aleyiah Halford, MO;

            Grandparents, Pepaw & Nanny, Bob & Gerri Baize of Marlow, OK,

Ali Cross of Olathe, KS, Steven Cross of Oklahoma City, OK;

            Great-Grandparents, Iyla Cross of Durant, OK, Grace Ford of Cordell, OK;

            Aunts & Uncles, Jeff “Cuckoo” Halford of Tucson, AZ, Lynn & Jessica Thompson of Okemah, OK, James & Shirley Cross & their children of Nashville, TN, Cathie Cross of Land O’Lake, FL. Joan & Bobby Joe Miller of Marlow, OK, Bob & Michelle Ford of Olathe, KS;

            Great-Great Aunt, Carmine Jiminez of Puerto Rico, Mexico

            Cousins, Trace Thompson of Okemah, OK, Alex Thompson of Okemah, OK,

Madison Ford of Olathe, KS

            Numerous other relatives

            She was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandfather, Gary Halford, Maternal Great-Grandmother,Verna A. Cross and Paternal Great-Grandfather-Bruce Ford.

            Pallbearers will be Mike Stanley, Lynn Thompson, Randy Brown, Bob Horn.

 

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PARIS WILSON “P.W.” ALFORD

Father of Clifford Earl Alford, AAFA #1014

 

EL DORADO TIMES

El Dorado, Butler Co., KS—26 April 2000

 

            Paris “P.W.” Alford, 72, of Oklahoma City, died Saturday, April 22, 2000, in Edmond, Okla. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 26 at Belle Vista Cemetery in El Dorado.

            He was born May 17, 1927 in Texas. He married Janice Mobley on July 4, 1976 in Las Vegas. She survives.

            He was self-employed in the construction business and had lived in Edmond since 1984. He was a member of First Baptist Church. During World War II he served his country in the United States Navy.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Kenneth D. Hunt of Oklahoma City and Scott Parks of El Dorado; a daughter, Lisa Bowers of Oklahoma City; and a grandson, Brandon Bowers.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Carlson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—25 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Paris W. “P.W.” Alford, 72, of Edmond, Oklahoma, formerly of El Dorado, a self-employed construction worker, died on Saturday, April 22, 2000. Services were at Belle Vista Cemetery, El Dorado.

            Survivors include his wife, Janice; sons, Kenneth Hunt of Oklahoma City, Scott Parks of El Dorado; daughter, Lisa Bowers of Oklahoma City; and one grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paris W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 May 1927, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his brother Clovis Pat Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Paris Wilson 1927 OK1, Robert Brooks 1892 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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PATRICIA MILLER ALFORD LANIER

Daughter of David Gaston Alford, AAFA #0503

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—24 September 2010

 

            Patricia (Patti) Alford Lanier, 59 of Shawnee, passed away Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in a Dallas hospital after an 18-month battle with cancer.

            She was born Dec. 28, 1950, in Tampa, Fla. to Gaston and Zona (Miller) Alford.

            She attended Burkburnett High School in Burkburnett, Texas, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas where she received a bachelors of science degree.

            She worked as an elementary school teacher. She married Jerry Lanier in 1980.

            She was a member of the Alpha Mother’s Club, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, President Junior Service League, Chairman of First Christian Church Child Development Center and Preschool and Quarterback Club of Shawnee High School.

            She made frequent trips to Dallas to visit children and grandchildren, theater trips to New York City, trips to New Orleans, fall foliage trips to Maine, she loved yard gardening, shopping with her daughter, multiple family inclusive vacations and attending her granddaughter and grandson’s sports and other activities.

            She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. Lanier of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Chad and Melissa Lanier of Forney, Texas; daughter, Lori Lanier of Dallas; mother-in-law, Lois Lanier of Shawnee; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Bernadette Alford of Farmingham, Mass.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lonnie and Ann McDonald of Shawnee; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brig. Gen. (retired) Ben and Linda Robinson of Edmond; grandchildren, Jake and Lizzie Lanier of Forney; six nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

            Services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010, at First Christian Church with the Rev. Ray Belford officiating.

            Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas or the Gladney Center for Adoption in Ft. Worth, Texas.

            The casket will not be opened at the funeral home or at the services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia Miller Lanier (SS# issued in TX), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her father, David Gaston Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Patricia Miller 1950 FL1, David Gaston 1917 TX2, Virgil Carl 1887 TX3, Jacob Lawhorn 1864 TX4, Jesse Powell 1828 LA5, Needham Judge 1789 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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PAUL R. ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 8 August 2006

 

            Alford, Paul R., 84, business owner, died Sunday [August 6]. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church (Criswell, Ada).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul R. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 22 Nov 1921, last residence Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lottie Kathleen Hisaw Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford and Leanne W. Roden.

            His lineage: Paul R. 1921 OK1, Eugene Earnest 1897 AR2, Thomas Alexander 1856 MS3, James Henry 1825 AL4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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PAULINE HARJO ALFORD BYFORD

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—16 May 2008

 

 

SHAWNEE, Okla.—Pauline Harjo Byford, 85, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City from complications related to major heart surgery.

            She was born to Ruth Burgess and Jimmie Harjo Feb. 19, 1923, in Konawa. She graduated from Chilocco High School May 23, 1941.

            She was preceded in death by Warren H. (Bill) Byford. They were married in Farewell, Texas, in the fall of 1948.

            She had an earlier marriage to Gene Alford, Oct. 5, 1941 in Shawnee.

            She loved her Lord, family, the Seminole Tribe and was known for her evangelism. Pauline defined her role in life as an “Exhorter for the Assemblies of God.” She cited Maria Tall Chief as a model and early on wanted to be a ballerina. At the age of 17 she became employed by the movie actress Nancy Coleman who was a finalist for her role as Scarlett in “Gone with the Wind.” In her 20’s, Pauline worked in El Segundo, Calif., for the DOD building aircraft and later at the naval depot in Oakland, Calif. One of Pauline’s happiest moments was receiving salvation at a Pentecostal Church in Clovis, N.M. in 1951. During the 50’s and 60’s she raised kids and worked as a homemaker and Sunday school teacher in Great Bend, Kan. She loved living in Great Bend and has a lifetime membership at the First Assembly of God but in later years attended the Downtown Pentecostal Holiness Church in Shawnee. The Kansas culture was rich in opportunity and rewards for her family and visiting relatives. Over the next few decades Pauline was actively engaged in her ministry, in tribal politics and with her family. She was proud of her independence. Her memory was legendary and she had exceptional recall spanning for decades of family and Tribal history. Her favorite book of the bible was Roman’s Chapter 8. Her favorite song was “Amazing Grace” with her favorite movie being the “Ten Commandments.” Prior to passing she was planning her next prayer conference. After her recent heart attack her physician was overheard commenting “she prayed for me.” The family’s response was “we know, that’s her job.”

            Pauline is survived by Flanders, John, Ken, Monte and Jerri Dawn “Susie”. Her grandchildren include Jalen, Drew, Chris, Faith, Jeremy, Joni and Rick, Barbie, Fair and Jeff, Nathan, Bridgett and eight great-grandchildren.

            Friends who would like to express their condolences and pay their respects to Mrs. Byford, are invited to a public visitation which will be held noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.

            A private family funeral will be held Monday with Pauline being buried at the Garden of the Cross.

            Service is under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home in Shawnee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pauline Byford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

 

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PEARL ROSE HALFORD WADE

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—14 December 2006

 

            Pearl Rose Wade, 97, caregiver, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Bishop Funeral Home Chapel.

 

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Source unknown—from FindAGrave.com

Le Flore Co., OK—_____ December 2006

 

            Pearl R. Wade, 97 years old, passed away at her residence.

            Born to Thomas Lafayette and Lily Susan Walker Halford.

            Married Herley E. Wade on Sept. 16, 1927 in Monroe.

            Lifelong member of the Summerfield Church of Christ and lived in LeFlore County all of her married life where she worked as a health care provider.

            Preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a great-granddaughter, Christie Jeanne Johnson.

            Survived by her daughter; two grandchildren; three great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and one great-great-grandchild.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10 a.m. at Bishop Chapel of Memories, McAlester, with Brother Frank Plemmons officiating.

            Interment will be in Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister.

Bishop Funeral Service, McAlester, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Ellis Chapel Cemetery, Wister, Le Flore Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pearl Wade (SS# issued in OK) was born 1 April 1909, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            The gravestone says they married on 16 September 1928, which conflicts with the obituary.

 

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PEGGY JEAN BRANDENBURG ALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Clovis, Curry Co., NM—Sunday, 20 December 2009

 

 

            Peggy Jean Alford, 57, of Mannford, Oklahoma peacefully died in her sleep December 8, 2009.

            Peggy was born October 3, 1952, in Phoenix, Arizona to John and Helen Brandenburg. Her father was a General in the United States Army and moved his family often. It was when she moved to Portales, New Mexico at the age of 10 that she would meet and eventually marry the love of her life, Milton Alford. Shortly after marrying in June 1971, Peggy moved with Milton to Kingfisher, Oklahoma where they raised two children and lived for 27 years before moving to Mannford in 1998. Peggy was best known for her warm smile and ability to make you laugh with her witty way of saying things. Her hospitality and caring heart touched the lives of all who knew her. Although she held many jobs and was able to make many friends over the years, she would tell you her favorite job was that of being a mother and grandmother. Her grandchildren were certainly the highlight of her life.

            Peggy was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Brandenburg; grandmother, Mabel Brandenburg, and grandson, Jonathon Alford.

            She is survived, and will be missed, by her husband, Milton Alford of Mannford, Oklahoma; father, John Brandenburg of Canton, Georgia; brother, Kirk Brandenburg of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; daughter, Michelle Pool and husband, Joe of Guthrie, Oklahoma along with their three children, Joshua, Faith, and Noah, and son, Charles Alford and wife, LaVonna of Bremerton, Washington along with their four children, Natalie and Matthew Mueggenborg and Jaden and Michael Alford.

            Funeral services were held Saturday, December 12th where many friends and family gathered to remember and rejoice over the gift that Peggy was to all of us. The pallbearers were her brothers-in-law, Larry Ward and Danny Miller, her nephews, Monte Ward and Pat Miller, her son-in-law, Joe Pool, and grandson, Joshua Pool.

            She is buried at Kingfisher Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations were made and can still be made in her name to St. Jude’s Hospital, which is a charitable foundation that was near to Peggy’s heart.

 

Photo from Kingfisher Cemetery, Kingfisher, Kingfisher Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

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

 

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POCAHONTAS P. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Friday, 20 December 1996

 

STIGLER—Pocahontas P. Alford, 77, homemaker, died Thursday [December 19]. Services 10 a.m. Saturday, Mallory Funeral Home Chapel.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

_____, OK—_____ December 1996]

 

            Pocahontas P. Alford, 77, of Stigler, died December 19, 1996 at the Haskell County Hospital. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren; one daughter, Kathryn Harmon; and one son, Robert Lowe. She is survived by one daughter, three sons, two sisters, two brothers, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Simon Isaac Cemetery, Haskell Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pocahontas P. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 4 May 1919, last residence Stigler, Haskell Co., OK.

 

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RAMONA M. WEDDLE ALLFORD

 

Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 5 August 2008

 

            Ramona M. Allford, age 87, of McAlester, OK. After a long and difficult battle with numerous illnesses, she gave up the good fight and went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday morning, Aug. 3, 2008, at her home in McAlester.

            Ramona M. Allford was born on Jan. 28, 1921 in Scipio to Virgil and Grace (Nesmith) Weddle. She grew up in McAlester and graduated from McAlester High School in 1937 at the age of 16. She then attended East Central College in Ada. She married W.E. “Bill” Allford on Sept. 7, 1939 in McAlester, which is where they made their home until he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2001.

            Mrs. Allford was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of McAlester where she taught Sunday School for many years until her health prevented her from continuing. She was also a member of the Homemaker Department of the McAlester Fortnightly Club and was a volunteer with the McAlester Regional Health Center Auxiliary for a number of years. She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed taking care of her family.

            She is survived by 1 daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Deak of West Chester, PA; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gayle Allford of McAlester, Ronnie and Janis Allford of McAlester; 9 grandchildren, Diane Deak of Wayne, PA, Cheryl Furlong and her husband Stephen of Vienna, VA, Stephanie McCullough and her husband John of Downingtown, PA, Kim Thompson and her husband Darrin of Oklahoma City, Amy Owens and her husband Greg of McAlester, Mona Gayle Voss and her husband Richard of Coffeyville, KS, Clint Allford and his wife Yvonne of McAlester, Christie Watson and her husband David of Tulsa, Abby Allford of Moore; 14 great-grandchildren, Matthew and Ryan Furlong, Alison McCullough, Jordan, Trevor and Grace Thompson, Grant and Anna Owens, Daric and Grayson Voss, Lauren and Will Allford, Collin and Carter Watson; brother-in-law, Jim Allford and his wife June of Holdenville; several nieces and nephews.

            Other family members who have preceded her in death include her parents; a grandson, Eric Allford who died March 3, 2005; and a sister, Guida Weddle. The family would also like to give special recognition to her loyal caregivers, including, Linda Burns, Lois Oberst, Peggy Boatner, Sandy Bloxham, Norene Humphries, Gracie O’Neal, Frances Wingo, Pat Sepada, Marilyn Parker, Aretha Riley, Celena Byrd, Kelli Kannady, Rebecca Aarons, Ellis Haney, Wilma Stephens and Pat Brown.

            The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at First Baptist Church of McAlester, with Rev. Steve Dennis officiating. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Pallbearers include Clint Allford, Mike Deak, J.A. Allford, Mack Nesmith, Wendell Warren, Darrin Thompson, Greg Owens, Richard Voss, and David Watson. Honorary pallbearers include Mike Kennedy, Jim Miller, John O’Neal, Gary Fugitt, Johnny Dale Allford, David Allford, Massimo Cappo, Wesley Brown, Jim Mills, James Countz, George Wright, E.J. Allford, and John Allford.

            Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of McAlester, OK.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Wilson Ervin Allford; and her grandson Wilson Eric Allford in this compilation.

 

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REBECCA ELDRIDGE ALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Monday, 27 March 2000

 

McALESTER—Allford, Rebecca, 84. Services Tuesday (Bishop).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rebecca Allford (SS# issued in OK) was born 1 Feb 1916 and died 24 March 2000, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joe Brown Allford, with photos, in this compilation.

 

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REBECCA IDA “BETTY” ALVORD CARTER KINNE

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—11 June 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Kinne, Rebecca “Betty” Ida, 83, passed away June 9, 1996. She was born Feb. 4, 1913 in Scotia, NY to Charles & Elizabeth Alvord. She was a retired nurses’ technician at St. Clara’s Hospital in New York. Betty was a member of Eagle Heights Baptist Church. She loved everyone and was loved by all who knew her.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Kurt F. Kinne.

            Survivors include her children, Charles J. Carter of Metairie, La, Evelyn Graves of Clearlake, Ca, Ellen Taylor of Scotia, NY, Pete Carter of Wellston, Ok. & Marti Taylor of OKC; brothers, Dorian Alvord of Broadalbin, NY & Robert Alvord of Mertzen, Tx; numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews & cousins.

            Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, June 23, at Eagle Heights Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rebecca I. Kinne (SS# issued in NY), last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Charles Sidney Alvord and Dorian E. Alvord in New York Obituaries.

 

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RODNEY ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 25 March 2007

 

OKLAHOMA CITY—Alford, Rodney, 33, died Tuesday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Emmanuel Tabernacle (Temple & Sons, Oklahoma City).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Temple & Sons Funeral Directors traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ROGER WADE HALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Durant, Bryan Co., OK—13 May 2009

 

 

            A service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Coffey-Murray Funeral Home for Roger Wade Halford Sr., 49, Durant, who died Sunday, May 10, 2009, in Durant.

            The son of Roy Halford Sr. and Joyce Brown, he was born April 7, 1960, in Buffalo.

            Roger was a steel worker for Gamco and of the Baptist faith. Mr. Halford loved his John Deere tractor collection and Dale Earnhart memorabilia, and playing horseshoes. Roger enjoyed being outdoors and drinking coffee. He loved his family, putting his children above all and putting everyone else before himself.

            He is survived by daughters Rashell Wells, Armstrong, “Zoey” Bergland and husband Thomas, North Carolina, Mackenzie Halford, Durant; son Roger Wade Halford Jr., Virginia; stepdaughter Heather Williamson, Durant; stepson Chris Black, Durant; brothers Roy Halford Oklahoma City, Rod Halford and wife Lavon, Hartshorne; Dallas Parson, Drumwright, Nathan Parson and wife Melanie, Durant; sister Melanie Miller and husband Mike, Big Cedar; grandchildren Kaden Halford and Taryn Bergland, North Carolina; Jackson Glasko, Armstrong; and mother of Mackenzie Halford: Margie Black, Durant.

            Roger was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Terry Gayle Shires and Leslie Wittington and brother Tracie Lynn Halford.

            Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Durant, under the direction of Coffey-Murray Funeral Home.

 

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DAILY DEMOCRAT

Durant, Bryan Co., OK—11 May 2009

 

DURANT—A man slumped over on the railroad tracks was killed after a train struck him Sunday afternoon.

            Roger Wade Halford, 49, was dead at the scene of the 4:04 crash one mile north of Durant at the Chuckwa Creek railroad bridge behind the Southeastern Softball Complex, authorities said.

            According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Halford was slumped over on the right side of the track when a Union Pacific train approached.

            The conductor blew the train whistle twice and Halford looked up and slumped back over, the report stated. The right, front side of the train then “clipped” Halford.

Authorities first began searching in the area of Northeast Second and Poplar where the train came to a stop.

            The victim was found three quarters of a mile north of Highway 70E just outside Durant city limits. The accident scene was difficult to reach because there were no roads leading to it.

            The victim had an odor of alcohol, according to Trooper David McCutcheon’s report.

            The Bryan County Sheriff’s Office, Bryan County EMS, Durant Police and Durant Fire Department assisted in the investigation.

            Services for Halford are pending with Coffey-Murray Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Roger W. Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Durant, Bryan Co., OK.

 

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ROMEO JAMES ALFORD, SR.

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Tuesday, 30 March 1999

 

            Alford, Romeo J. Sr., 75, retired teacher, died Friday [March 26]. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Morning Star Baptist Church. Jack’s.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Charley Alford and Wesley L. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Romeo James Alford Sr. is buried at Clearview City Cemetery in Clearview, Okfuskee Co., OK, with the inscription M. Sgt. US Army World War II; dates on his record are 10 June 1923–26 March 1999 [U.S. Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com)—record says Clearview City Cemetery is in Tulsa].

            In 1930, Romeo Alford, age 5 born OK, is living in Hickory Ridge, Okfuskee Co., OK, with his parents Wesley and Emily Alford, both born MS, and 11 siblings, all born OK. This is an African American family, enumerated as Negro.

 

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RONALD JEROME ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 7 February 2010

 

 

            Ronald Jerome Alford, also known as Sheri Powers, 6/24/27~1/26/10. He is survived by Bobbie Nell Koncak of SE Texas; Judy Besse of Houston, TX; and brother, Lester Cutrer; and loving friend of 37 years, Christine Maryman, and loving companion, Marie Monica Marshall, who cared for Ronnie around the clock for two years; and Hayden Allen and Tony Sinclair for their monetary help during our time of bereavement. Memorial Services are to be held in Dallas, TX, February 14, at 3:00 pm, at the Cathedral of Hope Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ronald J. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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ROY DENNIS ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Thursday, 9 June 2011

 

            Alford, Roy D., 64, died Saturday [June 4]. Services 4 p.m. Thursday, Grand Boulevard Baptist Church (Caskets Inc & Johnson, Del City).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy Dennis Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 17 Oct 1946, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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RUBY LEE ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—31 August 2005

 

            Alford, Ruby, 90, died Aug. 26. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Clearview Community Center (Williamson, Wetumka).

 

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TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—30 August 2005

 

CLEARVIEW—Ruby Lee Alford, 90, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending. Williamson, Weleetka.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby L. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 18 Oct 1914, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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RUBY THELMA ALFORD

 

PURCELL REGISTER

Purcell, McClain Co., OK—1 May 1927

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

Miss Thelma Alford died Monday, April 25

 

            Miss Thelma died in Oklahoma City hospital following an operation for gall stones. Miss Alford was apparently well Friday but took sick Saturday and it was determined to take her to Oklahoma City for an operation. She went through the operation but died soon afterward.

            The remains were brought to Purcell by Mr. B.H. Rackley and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o’clock at the Christian church....

            Miss Ruby Thelma Alford was born September 18, 1904, in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Alford. She made her home in Murfeesboro until 1917 when her parents moved to Purcell to make their home here. She has made her home in Purcell since that time.

            Miss Alford attended high school here and graduated May 11, 1924, and was one of the outstanding students of her class. Since graduating from high school she has been employed in the office of the county treasurer and in the office of the Guaranty Abstract company. At the time of her death she was working for the abstract company.

            Miss Alford was a member of the Christian church at Purcell and took great interest in the work especially the work of the Christian Endeavor in which organization she was one of the leaders. She was baptized and joined the church when she was twelve years old. During her years in high school here and the few years since, she made many friends in Purcell....

            She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Alford and three brothers besides other relatives and numerous friends to mourn her loss....

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her paternal grandfather, William David Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3. See also An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065.

            Her lineage: Ruby Thelma 1904 AR1, Robert Newton 1877 AR2, William David 1835 AL3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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RUTH ALLEYNE HALFORD GAMMILL

 

DAILY SENTINEL

Grand Junction, CO—17 April 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

WYNNEWOOD, OK—Former Grand Junction resident, Ruth Alleyne Gammill of Wynnewood died April 10, 2001. She was 87.

            Born June 17, 1913, to Harvey and Elnora Johnson Halford in Wynnewood, she married Rass Lawrence Gammill on February 7, 1932, in Chickasha. He preceded her in death in 1988.

            Surviving are her sons, Lawrence A. (LaDonna) Gammill of Colorado Springs, William Jacob (Greta) Gammill of Castle Rock, Colorado, daughter Florence (Walter) Allen of Wynnewood, daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Gammill of Grand Junction, 18 grandchildren, a host of great-grandchildren, and many other friends and relatives.

            Her parents, husband, son, John David Gammill, a sister, Lorene Gammill, and two grandchildren, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth A. Gammill (SS# issued in CO), last residence Wynnewood, Garvin Co., OK.

            Harvey and Elnora were in the 1920 Garvin Co. OK census. He was born about 1775 in MO and she about 1880 in TN.

 

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RUTH FRANCIS ALFORD MUSICK

AAFA #0778

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—Tuesday, 24 June 2003

 

            Ruth F. Musick, 85, of Shawnee died Saturday [June 21] at a local nursing home.

            She was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Shawnee to Thomas W. and Fannie (Tyner) Alford.

            Musick graduated from Shawnee High School and had lived in Shawnee all her life.

She worked as a bookkeeper at Cole Finance for many years before retiring.

            On May 26, 1934, she married Vernon Musick in Chandler. He preceded her in death in 1979.

            She was a member of University Baptist Church, American Association of Retired Persons, Shawnee Senior Citizen Center and was the past secretary of the Shawnee Absentee Tribe.

            Musick was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Bill Musick in 1995.

            Survivors include three daughters, Pat Ozeretny of Shawnee, Jackie Taylor of Tuttle and Jenny Ware of Shawnee; one son, Charles Musick of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 10:00 a.m. today at the chapel of Walker Funeral Service with the Rev. Bob Searly Officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction Walker Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth Musick (SS# issued in OK), last residence Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her father, Thomas Wildcat Alford Sr., in this compilation. See also “Thomas Wildcat Alford, 1860–1938,” AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994, p. 33.

 

In Loving Memory of Ruth Alford Musick

By her nephew Elroy Raymond Alford Sr., AAFA #0563

 

            On June 21, 2003, the last living child of Thomas Wildcat and Fannie Tyner Alford passed away and went to join our Lord.

            She was a wonderful person to know, much less to be related too! Everyone who knew her well loved her, but if you made her mad you knew you’d grabbed a tiger by the tail!

            She was a font of information about her father Thomas Wildcat and her mother Fannie T. Alford. We loved to get her started on stories about them.

            She also loved baseball with a passion, even to the point of not answering her phone or her doorbell if her #1 or #2 teams, the Atlanta Braves or the Chicago Cubs, were playing. She kept statistics on each game that was played. She met her husband “Mack” at the baseball park next to the family home, “The Bird Nest” (built by Thomas Wildcat Alford). Of course, Uncle Mack was a player on the team. They were happily married from their wedding in May of 1934 until Mack’s death in 1979.

            Ruth was the seventh of Thomas Wildcat and Fannie Tyner Alford’s eight children. She had three half brothers from her father’s earlier marriage, so she had to be tough growing up, but she always had time to talk about her family with you.

            She also loved to travel. We took her to the AAFA meeting in Alabama where she thoroughly enjoyed herself. Sadly her health prevented her from attending any further meetings.

            In 1994 we also enjoyed a trip with her to see her son Bill Musick in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and sadly followed her and the rest of her children to his funeral in 1995.

            Ruth was a wonderful lady with an infectious laugh and time for anyone that needed her. She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends and especially by her nephew Elroy Alford with whom she shared a close relationship.

            In loving memory of a true Lady.

 

            Her lineage: Ruth Francis 1917 OK1, Thomas Wildcat 1860 OK2, George Wildcat 1825 ??3.

 

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SARAH J. ALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—18 March 2003

 

]           Alford, Sarah J., 59, died March 12. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Emmanuel Tabernacle (Temple & Sons).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SHIRLEY MAE HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—9 January 2001

 

            Halford, Shirley Mae, 65, retired Don Thornton Ford manager, died Saturday [January 6]. Services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.

 

Photo from Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall, Osage Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley M. Halford (SS# issued in WA) was born 13 Oct 1935, last residence Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK.

 

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THEDA BELLE “SKEET” HALFORD EMANUEL SMETHERS

 

NORMAN TRANSCRIPT

Norman, Cleveland Co., OK—29 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Theda Belle Halford “Skeet” Smethers, 81, of Norman, died Tuesday, March 26, in Norman. Services were held on Saturday at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Norman. Burial followed at the Norman IOOF Cemetery.

            Mrs. Smethers was born on October 10, 1920 in Norman to Edgar Millard and Mary Arabella Hurt Halford. She graduated from Norman High School in 1938 and attended the University of Oklahoma. She married Richard Eugene Smethers on July 10, 1948, in Albuquerque, NM. They moved to Wichita, KS, in 1956, moving back to Norman from Belle Plaine, KS, in 1992.

            She is survived by her husband, two sons, Jack Thomas Emanuel of Belvieu [probably Mont Belvieu, Chambers Co.], TX and Richard Eugene Smethers, Jr. of Chula Vista, CA, two daughters, Sharron Adams of Santa Barbara, CA and Judi Smethers Ray of Norman, a sister, Mary Ed Halford of Scottsdale, AZ, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Theda B. Smethers (SS# issued in KS), last residence Belle Plaine, Sumner Co., KS [possibly where her benefits were sent].

            Edgar b. ca 1890 in AR and Arabella b. ca 1900 in GA were in the 1920 census of Cleveland Co., OK.

 

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THOMAS WILDCAT ALFORD, SR.

Father of Ruth Francis Alford Musick, AAFA #0778

Grandfather of Elroy Raymond Alford, AAFA #0563

 

Source unknown

_____, OK—1938

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

DEATH CLAIMS THOMAS ALFORD, OUTSTANDING OKLAHOMA INDIAN

 

RITES FOR TRIBAL LEADER WILL BE HELD AT HIS HOME THIS AFTERNOON

 

            Thomas Wildcat Alford, known as one of the outstanding Indian leaders and educators in Oklahoma, will be honored in final rites at his home, east of Benson Park, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon.

            The 78-year-old benefactor of his fellow tribesmen succumbed to a long illness at 2:45 Wednesday morning at his home, south of Shawnee.

            Rev. M. Jordan of Tecumseh will be in charge of the service to be followed by burial in the Tecumseh Cemetery at 3 o’clock when a Masonic graveside service will be held.

            Alford was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the McAlester consistory.

            Alford was 78 years old at the time of his death. He had been in failing health for some time.

 

Descendant of Tecumseh

 

            The Indian leader was a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe and direct descendant of the historically famous Chief Tecumseh.

            In his own right, he was credited with having brought fellow Indians of central Oklahoma through the difficult period of transition from primitive ways to the new civilization governed by white men.

            He had a distinguished career as teacher, adviser, and interpreter before retiring in his old age to a quiet life at his home, “Bird’s Nest,” east of the old Benson Park grounds, south of Shawnee.

            Alford’s life was the subject of a book, Civilization, by Mrs. Florence Drake of Tecumseh, published in 1936 by the University of Oklahoma Press.

 

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            Born in 1860 on the banks of the Canadian River in Seminole County, near what is now Sasakwa, Alford had the same primitive background and environment as other Indian boys of his time.

            He early became convinced, however, that the Indian race could only survive by adopting the best in the white man’s culture and reconciling itself to a day when Oklahoma would be completely settled and dominated by whites.

            After a period of study at Hampton Institute, VA, then a center of Indian education, he returned to his tribe as a teacher. For some time he met covert opposition from older Indians who distrusted his white man’s education, but he gradually established himself in their esteem.

            [A sentence or part of one seems to be missing here...] the present Shawnee Indian Agency south of Shawnee.

            In the years that followed, he alternated as a teacher and as a representative of the Indians in the difficult negotiations with the government which accompanied white settlement of the state. With the aid of Ellen Bullfrog, a former pupil, he drew up the first official roll of the Absentee Shawnee tribe, on which land allotments later were based. Translated Gospels. Among his other achievements was a translation of the Four gospels into the Shawnee language. He also served as interpreter in several important early day court trials.

            Alford’s mother was a granddaughter of the great chief Tecumseh. On his father’s side, he had a strain of white blood. His father’s grandmother had been an English captive of the Shawnee tribe. Returned to her own people, under a general treaty, she grieved so much for the Indians who had cared for her in childhood that she slipped back to the tribe, later marrying into it.

            In the recent years of his retirement, Alford has been an authoritative source of historical details about the Indians of this region.

            He remained an alert spectator of the changing social life in Oklahoma, and watched with particular interest the ways in which young Indians were being absorbed into the white civilization.

            Seven sons and four daughters survive Alford—Pierrepont Alford and Paul Leon Alford, Phoenix, AZ; Charles R. Alford, NE; George H. Alford, CA; Eugene R. Alford, Thomas W. Alford, Jr., and Elwood Alford, all of Shawnee; Mrs. Don A. Peters, Amarillo; Mrs. Rachael K. Powell, NC; Mrs. Ruth Musick and Miss Martha Alford of McLoud.

            A sister, Mrs. Nellie Hood, lives in Tecumseh.

            The Gaskill Undertaking Company is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituares of his daughter Ruth Francis Alford Musick; and his grandson Jesse L. Alford in this compilation.

            The author of this obituary is unknown, and some of the lineage details may not be entirely accurate. The origin of the name ALFORD in this line is being investigated, and at this time its exact origin is not known. See also AAFA ACTION Fall 1994, p. 33 “Thomas Wildcat Alford, 1860-1938.”

            His lineage: Thomas Wildcat 1860 OK1, George Wildcat 1825 ?? 2.

 

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VANDA VIRGINIA VANVALKENBURG HALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Monday, 26 October 2009

 

 

            Vanda Virginia Halford died at the age of 82 on October 23, 2009, at Mercy Hospital, Oklahoma City. Vanda was born in Topeka, KS, June 19, 1927. She was the youngest of four children born to Frank VanValkenburg and Mary Francis Fox. Vanda was predeceased by her sister, Marjorie (VanValkenburg) Woolley; brothers, Frank VanValkenburg II and William Dudley VanValkenburg.

            She is survived by her husband of 48 years, William Halford of Oklahoma City; son, Frank Digilio of Florida; daughters, Kathie Digilio of Texas; and Dianne (Digilio) and husband Britton Boyd, along with their two children, Nathan and Sarah Boyd, of Norman, Oklahoma. She is also survived by four nephews, Patrick Woolley, Michael Woolley, Frank VanValkenburg III, and Billy VanValkenburg. Her two nieces, Marilynn (Woolley) Hollis, and Pamela (VanValkenburg) Love preceded her in death.

            Vanda’s great-grandfather was Joseph Roubidoux, founder of a small trading post later known as St. Joseph, MO. She was a member of the Iowa Indian Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska. Vanda loved playing in professional, competitive bridge tournaments throughout her adult life and achieved the title “Life Master” and Director. She prayed often each day and enjoyed shopping and cooking, dancing, modeling; and she was known as the “Candy Lady” by most merchants, for wherever she went, she always had candy to pass out. Four words sum up Vanda’s life: “Wonderful, Loving, Faithful, and Generous,” as a wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend.”

            Services will be held 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, 7336 West Britton Road. Funeral arrangements were provided by Smith & Kernke; interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vanda V. Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

 

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VERNA P. ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 24 December 2006

 

            Alford, Verna, 103, homemaker, died Wednesday [December 20]. Graveside services 1 p.m. Friday, Liberty Bell Cemetery, south of Dill City (Jack Loftiss, Cordell).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Verna P. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 14 July 1903, last residence Dill City, Washita Co., OK.

 

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VERSIE DALE ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—12 August 2007

 

            Alford, Versie Dale, 77, educator and school counselor, died Aug. 7. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Christ Temple CME Church. Jack’s.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Versie D. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 31 Oct 1929, last residence Tulsa, Osage Co., OK.

 

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WEBSTER ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Tuesday, 26 July 2005

 

BOYNTON—Webster Alford, 84, Crane Carrier Corp. welder, died Monday [July 25]. Private family services. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Webster Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 22 Nov 1920, last residence Boynton, Muskogee Co., OK.

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

            His lineage: Webster 1920 OK1, Webster W. 1895 OK2, David W. 1863 OK3, George Wildcat 1825 ?? 4.

 

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WESLEY L. ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—23 January 2004

 

WELEETKA—Wesley Alford, 90, juvenile detention house supervisor, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Monday, First Free Will Baptist Church. Williamson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wesley L. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 23 Jan 1913, last residence Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., OK.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Charley Alford and Romeo James Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            In 1930, Wesley Alford, age 16 born OK, is living in Hickory Ridge, Okfuskee Co., OK, with his parents Wesley and Emily Alford, both born MS, and 11 siblings, all born OK. This is an African American family, enumerated as Negro.

 

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WILLIE RAY ALFORD

 

 

DUNCAN BANNER

Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—Sunday, 16 September 2007

 

            Willie Ray Alford, 79, of Duncan, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, in Oklahoma City. Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow is in charge of arrangements.

            Willie was born April 11, 1928, in Marlow, to Gladys Olive Lemons Alford and Marvin Price Alford. Willie married Sharon Kay Cogdill on Sept. 25, 1975, in Carson City, Nevada.

            Willie was raised around Marlow. He attended Starr School and served in the U.S. Air Force.

            He left Marlow for California in 1951 to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 32 years. He returned to the Meridian area in 1985, and had lived in Duncan since 1998.

            Willie liked trading cars and tinkering with and repairing cars. In his younger days, he enjoyed racing cars and motorcycles. He loved fishing and hunting, and most of all just spending time with his boys.

            Survivors include his wife, Sharon Alford of the home; three sons, Calvin Alford and wife Pat of Stockton, Calif., Rick Alford of Stockton, and Ron Alford and wife Terry of Batavia, Ohio; two sisters, Thelma Smith of Comanche, and Ida Lesher of Duncan; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Willie was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marvin Loys Alford; a sister, Mary Lee Alford; and two half-sisters, Oma Hartz and Claudia Adamson.

            Condolences to: www.callawaysmithcobb.com

 

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Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home

Marlow, Stephens Co., OK—_____ September 2007

 

DUNCAN—Willie Ray Alford, 79, Duncan, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, September 14, 2007 in Oklahoma City.

            Willie was born Wednesday, April 11, 1928 in Marlow, Oklahoma, to Marvin Price Alford and Gladys Olive (Lemons) Alford. Willie married Sharon Kay Cogdill on September 26, 1975 in Carson City, Nevada. Willie was born and raised around Marlow. He attended Starr School and served in the US Air Force. He left Marlow for California in 1951 to work for the Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring after 32 years of service. He returned to the Meridian area in 1985 and had lived in Duncan since 1998. Willie liked trading cars and tinkering and repairing them. In his younger days he enjoyed racing cars and motorcycles. He loved fishing and hunting and most of all just spending time with his boys.

            Survivors include, Wife, Sharon Alford of the home; 3 Sons, Calvin Alford & wife Pat of Stockton, California, Rick Alford of Stockton, California, Ron Alford & wife Terry of Batavia, Ohio; 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great-Grandchildren, Numerous Nieces and Nephews; 2 Sisters, Thelma Smith of Comanche, Oklahoma, Ida Lesher of Duncan, Oklahoma.

            He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother-Marvin Loys Alford, Sister-Mary Lee Alford, 2 half-sisters-Oma Hartz, Claudia Adamson.

            Visitation begins Monday 8:30 am, Family Visitation Tues. 6-8pm at the Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home, Marlow, Oklahoma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Willie R. Alford (SS# issued in WA) but list his birth as 11 Apr 1925, last residence not listed. On the 1930 census in Starr, Grady Co., OK, Willis is age 2, so the SSDI record is incorrect.

            His lineage: Willie Ray 1928 OK1, Marvin Price 1891 TX2, William Theodore 1865 TX3, William Theodore 1832 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WILSON ERIC ALLFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Monday, 7 March 2005

 

            Wilson Eric Allford, 23, of McAlester, died Thursday, March 3rd in an automobile accident in Edmond. Services will be 2 pm, Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of McAlester with Dr. Randall Adams and Rev. Steve Dennis officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery under direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

            Eric was born December 9, 1981 in McAlester, Oklahoma to Larry & Gayle Davenport Allford. He attended McAlester public schools and was presently enrolled at Oklahoma City Community College. Eric was a member of the First Baptist Church of McAlester professing his faith on September 12, 1990 and was baptized on September 23, 1990. He loved his family and friends and also spending time with his dog, Browser.

            Survivors include parents, Larry & Gayle Allford, McAlester; paternal grandmother, Ramona (Weddle) Allford, McAlester; sisters Kimberly Thompson, OKC, Amy Owens, McAlester, Mona Gayle Voss, Coffeyville, KS; aunt, Linda Kay Deak & husband, Mike, Westchester, PA; uncles Ronald Allford & wife, Janis, McAlester and Gary Davenport, Ruidoso, NM. Special friend, Mandy Johnson, Edmond. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, W.E. “Bill” Allford and his maternal grandparents, Chlota Davenport, S.M. Davenport and Frances Davenport.

            The family requests memorials be made to the W.E. “Bill” Allford, Regional Dialysis Center, 2 Clark Bass Blvd, McAlester, OK 74501, The Childrens Medical Research Institute, 800 Research Parkway Suite 150, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104, or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104-5097.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

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

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Wilson Ervin Allford and Ramona M. Weddle Allford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Wilson Eric 1981 OK1, Virgil Larry 1945 OK2, Wilson Ervin 1916 OK3, John Martin 1878 MS4, William Lace 1856 MS5, John Henry 1816 NC6.

 

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WILSON ERVIN “BILL” ALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Monday, 13 August 2001

 

            Wilson Ervin “Bill” Allford, a McAlester businessman and rancher, passed from this life Thursday, August 9, 2001.

            He was born November 3, 1916 near Scipio, Oklahoma. He was the son of John Martin “Bud” and Effie Mae (Nabors) Allford. He attended Mt. Homa grade schools and graduated from Indianola High School in 1937. While in high school, Mr. Allford was the first person from Pittsburg County to win first place at the state livestock show. His love of cattle ranching continued throughout his life.

            Mr. Allford began his business career in McAlester in 1937 at an automobile dealership owned by E. L. George and then became a salesman of tractors and farm equipment for D. W. Griffith. At the age of 26, he owned the Eagle Market Grocery on Grand Avenue and later purchased the Weddle Grocery store at “A” and Cherokee. During this time he also owned a Case tractor dealership and later a John Deere Agency. In 1953, he established W. E. Allford, Inc., selling Mobil products and soon thereafter began delivering propane. With the help of his mother-in-law, Grace Weddle, an invaluable employee for over 30 years, and many dedicated employees, Bill developed the largest Mobil distributorship in the State of Oklahoma. He retired in 1980 from his oil company and devoted his time to ranching, oil and gas investments, and his family. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of McAlester and served many years as a Deacon, becoming Deacon Emeritus in recent years.

            He was designated the “Dean of Commissioners” for the State of Oklahoma Highway Commission, a position he held for sixteen years (longer than anyone in the state’s history) under the governorships of J. Howard Edmondson, David Boren, and George Nigh. Bill was a member of the Eastern Pasture Research Station Advisory Committee, Pittsburg County Program Advisory and the Eastern Oklahoma State College Ranch Advisory Committees. In 1983, the State of Oklahoma and the OSU Agronomy Department presented him with the Master Agronomist Award. He was an Honorary State 4-H member and a member of the Pittsburg County Cattlemen’s Association and in 1997 was honored with the prestigious Pete Echelle Award. Throughout the years, Bill served on the Boards of the McAlester Chamber of Commerce, First National Bank and Trust Company, McAlester Hospital Authority, McAlester Salvation Army, McAlester Boys and Girls Club, serving one year as president, and the Eastern Oklahoma State College Development Foundation. Bill was a member of the McAlester Rotary Club, serving one year as President, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic South McAlester Lodge Number 96, McAlester Consistory of the Scottish Rite and the Bedouin Temple Shrine.

            Survivors include his wife of almost 62 years, Ramona; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Kay and Mike Deak of West Chester, Pennsylvania; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Gayle Allford and Ronald and Janis Allford, all of McAlester; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joe Allford of McAlester and J. M. “Jim” and June Allford of Holdenville, Oklahoma; ten grand children, Diane Deak of Wayne, Pennsylvania, Cheryl Deak of Centreville, Virginia, Stephanie Deak of West Chester, Pennsylvania, Kim Allford of Norman, Clint Allford and wife Yvonne of McAlester, Christie Watson and husband David of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Amy Owens and husband Greg of McAlester, Mona Gayle Voss and hus band Richard of Coffeyville, Kansas, Abby Allford of McAlester, and Eric Allford of McAlester; and three great-grandchildren, Lauren Allford, Collin and Carter Watson.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mattie Moore; and four brothers, Bob, Antney, Ben, and Miller. Pallbearers will be Clint Allford, Eric Allford, Joe Brower, Wesley Brown, James Countz, Gary Fugitt, Doug McLean, Jim Mills, Jim Miller, Dominic Silva, John Allford, J.A. Allford.

            Because of Bill Allford ‘s extremely courageous and extended battle with kidney complications, the family requests that memorials be given to the McAlester Regional Hospital Dialysis Project, 1 Clark Bass Blvd, McAlester, OK 74501. Funeral services are at 2:00 p.m., August 13, 2001 at The First Baptist Church of McAlester with Dr. Randall Adams officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Bishop Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of W.E. Allford (SS# issued in OK), last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ramona M. Weddle Allford; his grandson Wilson Eric Allford; and his brothers Barron Miller Allford and Joe Brown Allford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Wilson Ervin 1916 OK1, John Martin 1878 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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ZELLA E. ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—7 December 2004

 

            Alford, Zella E., 95, died Sunday. Graveside services 11 a.m. today, Hillside Cemetery (Yoakum-Damet).

 

Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, McClain Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zella E. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 2 Jan 1909, last residence Purcell, McClain Co., OK.

            In 1930 Harlan, age 20 born AR, and his wife Zella 21 OK, are living in Purcell, McClain Co., OK, with Harlan’s parents, Robert N. 52 AR, and Ollie 49 AR.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3. See also An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Harlan 1910 AR1, Robert Newton 1877 AR2, William David 1835 AL3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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ZELMA LORANE ALFORD-FARMER

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Sunday, 21 October 2001

 

            Alford, Zelma Lorane, 64, homemaker, died Thursday [October 11]. Private family services. AdamsCrest Cremation Center.

 

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TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Friday, 12 October 2001

 

            Alford-Farmer, Zelma L., 64, homemaker, died Thursday [October 11]. Services pending. Adams Crest Cremation Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zelma L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 7 May 1937, last residence Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., OK.