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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: 1 NOVEMBER 2015

 

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

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

 

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.

 

6. Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

            See also Open Library’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord

 

7. Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler (DNA Group unknown)

 

 

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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.

FAG photo requested 7/10/2014

 

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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AARON R. ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—15 June 1958

 

            A.R. Alford, 82, of 843 Eubanks, died Saturday at his home. He had been ill for several months. Services are to be Monday at 1 pm in the Street & Draper Funeral Chapel with interment in Rose Hill Burial Park.

            Born in Hico, TX, Alford was in the mercantile business at Tuttle from 1905 until 1910, and was connected with the General Foods Corporation for many years after moving to Oklahoma City. He retired several years ago. Alford belonged to the Olivet Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a son, G.B. Alford, 5400 N. Walker; two daughters, Naomi, of the home; and Mrs R.N. Fullerton, 1111 Cumberland Drive; three sisters, Mrs E. A. Nance and Mrs W.A. Cox, both of Dallas; and Mrs J.F. Uhl, Austin, TX; and a brother, Alsey Alford, Loving, NM.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet LaMotte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his father, John Rankin Alford; and half-siblings Etta Ora Alford Nance, John Addison Alford, and Laura Elizabeth Alford Cox in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Aaron R. 1875 TX1, John Rankin 1834 TN2, Alsey 1802 NC3, Ira Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AGNES ALMA BULLA MACKEY ALFORD

 

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PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Tuesday, 4 June 1974

 

HUGO, Okla.—Mrs. Agnes A. Alford, 79, a resident of the Golden Age Home in Hugo the past year, died at 1:35 p.m. Monday [June 3] in Memorial Hospital here.

            Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Springs Chapel Cemetery in Hugo, officiated by the Rev Roy Dittmar, chaplain of the Golden Age Home. Lampton-Mills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Arkansas on March 19, 1895, Mrs. Alford came here from Yakima, Wash. She was a Baptist.

            Survivors are one son E.W. (Wayne) Mackey of Hugo; two daughters, Mrs. Frances Bavusa of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Katherine Schott of Bellville, Tex., and 25 other descendants.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Agnes Alford (SS# issued in AZ), last residence Hugo, Choctaw Co., OK.

            From RootsWeb Marriage Records Index (Ancestry.com): Agnes Mackey married G.W. Alford in 1942, Cochise Co., AZ.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Washington 1892 TX1, William Ball 1860 TX2, Allen 1824 AL3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ALICE ELIZABETH 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.

 

Photo from Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Latimer Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, OkieBran

 

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.

            See the obituary of her daughter, Wilma Marie Alford Booth, in this compilation. 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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ALICE MARIE ALFORD HOWARD

 

Grand Lake Funeral Home

Grove, Delaware Co., OK—_____ November 2011

 

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            Alice Marie Alford Howard, 69, passed from this life on Friday, November 18, 2011 in Grove, Oklahoma.

            Alice was born May 10, 1942 in Vallejo, CA to Harold Austin Alford and Bernice Louise (Peck) Alford. She married Kenneth Rex Howard October 13, 1961.

            Alice is survived by husband Kenneth and son Randall; grandsons Russell and Austin; sisters Sylvia Anderson and Marion Hann; nieces Stephanie, Mary Jane, Pamela, Louise and Ellen; nephew Nathan and great-grandchildren Scotty, Steven Harley, Halle, Maci and Owen and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Alice is preceded in death by her parents and son Russell Dean Howard.

            Visitation will be held Sunday November 20, 2011 6-8:00pm at Grand Lake Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma. Graveside Service is scheduled for Monday November 21, 2011, 10:00am, at Buzzard Cemetery, Chaplain Gary Bishop Officiating. Services under the direction of Grand Lake Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. On-line condolences may be made at www.grandlakefuneralhomes.com.

 

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Photo from Buzzard Cemetery, Grove, Delaware Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Linda Crawford - windybill2748@yahoo.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

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

 

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ALLISON OTTO ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031, and Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and his brother Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Emma Watson Alford Mattingly, Gus Walden Alford, and Pearl Virginia Alford Wright in California Obituaries.

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

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

            His lineage: Allison Otto 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.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Crown Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

 

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

            We included the obituary of his brother Willie D. Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

 

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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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ANN M. ALFORD GUERRIERI ALEXANDER

 

Cooper Funeral Home

Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK—_____ April 2012

 

Ann M. (Alford) Guerrieri Alexander

 

            Ann M. (Alford) Guerrieri Alexander, 62, of Tecumseh, passed away, Sunday, April 29, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family.

            She was born July 6, 1949 to Leon and Mina (Hedeen) Alford in Shawnee, OK. Ann was raised in Shawnee and attended Shawnee Public Schools. She graduated with the class of 1967 from Shawnee High School. Ann married Paul Alexander on November 30, 1996 in Tecumseh, OK. She raised her family in Bethel Acres and later moved to Tecumseh where she has lived ever since.

            Ann was currently employed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a Probate Specialist. She previously worked for the Absentee Shawnee Tribe as the Probate Clerk and as Office Manager at Sooner Supplies. Ann was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. She truly loved and enjoyed her work as a Probate Specialist.

            Ann was an avid reader and enjoyed learning, she especially enjoyed history. She loved to travel, except for flying. Ann enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and they were the focal point of her life.

            She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, John Reeves.

            Ann is survived by her husband, Paul Alexander, of the home; two sons and daughter-in-law, Angelo and Becky Guerrieri, of Perkins, OK, Paul Alexander, Jr., of Shawnee; two daughters and son-in-law, Gina and Kevin Boatman, of Shawnee, DeAnna Alexander, of Atoka, OK; two sisters, Marian Reeves and Janie Floyd, both of Tecumseh; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Debbie Alford, of Redondo Beach, CA; 4 grandchildren, Mason and Kaleb Boatman and Alex and Ashlyn Guerrieri; niece and family, Amy, Jason, Jaxon and Jaycie Buoy; nephew, Jeremy Alford; and many extended family and friends.

 

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Photo from Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Pottawatome Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

No way to contact photographer

Taken by photographer Mark

 

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

 

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ANNE ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 1 July 2015

 

BROKEN ARROW—Alford, Anne, 70, Tulsa Public Schools speech pathologist, died Sunday.

            Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens. Floral Haven.

 

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

 

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ARLENE FAYE ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

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

 

BOYNTON—Arlene Faye Alford, 65, died Thursday [July 10]. 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 LAVOILE 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.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (Ancestry.com) lists the birth of Ouida Laverne Alford on 30 Nov 1936 in Harris Co., TX, parents A.L. Alford and Louise Mohle. No other children were born in TX to this couple.

 

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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:

 

Benjamin Funeral Service

Nowata, Nowata Co., OK—_____ June 2008

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her maternal great-grandmother, Mary Alice Alford Hubbard, in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA ALFORD CARPITCHER

 

Barbara Carpitcher

Photo from Cooper Funeral Home

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—Tuesday, 9 September 2014

 

            Barbara Carpitcher, age 66, of Shawnee, OK passed away Friday, September 5, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

            She was born on January 9, 1948, to Emory Foster and Karleata (Makaseah) Alford in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

            Barbara grew up and attended The Fort Sill Indian Boarding School, Chilocco Indian School and later attended Haskel Indian National University. She graduated from City College.

            Barbara married Roy Carpitcher in 1968. She lived in Shawnee for the last 30 years.

            She worked in Medical Records for The Blackhawk Health Center and later for The Kickapoo Health Center where she retired.

            Barbara loved spending time with her family and enjoyed looking for antiques.

            She was preceded in death by parents; sister, Jeanette Blood; brother, Rick Alford.

            Barbara is survived by her husband, Roy, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lenora and Bennie Tiger of Wewoka, and Victoria and Daniel Castaneda of Shawnee; a son and daughter-in-law, Clint and Nancy Carpitcher of Shawnee; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; a sister Joyce Burris, and brothers, Dave Alford, Bruce Alford; and many extended family and friends.

            Visitation will begin 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2014 and continue through service time. Wake services will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Houston Tiger of Sand Creek and Reverend Ron Walker of Faith Believers Church, Sparks, OK officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Family Cemetery on Hardesty Road in Shawnee under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

            To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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

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Taken by photographer, Bethany Ivey

 

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 children, Elbert John Allford and 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

Permission granted by the photographer, Tim & Joyce Gibbs

 

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

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

 

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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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BETTY ANN FARRIS ALFORD

 

Lehman Funeral Home

Wellston, OK—_____ January 2013

 

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Betty Ann (Farris) Alford

 

            Betty Ann Alford, 84, of Amarillo, TX left us for her Heavenly Home on Friday, Jan. 25th [2013]. The graveside burial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31st at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo.

            Betty was born in St. Louis, MO on October 16, 1928. She lived in Amarillo for 74 years and spent the last 4 years living in Shawnee, OK. She married Neal, the love of her life, on November 27, 1948. They spent 47 wonderful years together and were blessed with 3 children that have continued to grow their loving families. In addition to being the motherly head of her family, she was also a long-time member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Amarillo.

            Betty is survived by her children, Rick Alford and his wife Rhonda of Bakersfield, CA; Nellanne Fisher of Lubbock, TX; Gary Alford and his wife Tonya of Wellston, OK; her wealth of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Shannon Watson and her husband Gary; Pamela Bogart and her husband Joe and their children Savannah, Ethan and Kholeton; Michelle Van Parys and her husband Chris and their children Wyatt and Aubriana; Tiffany Buck and her husband Joe and their children Jude and Pax; Preston Alford and his wife Jacey; Chelsea Fisher; Joshua Alford and his wife Crystal and their children Makenzie and Izabella.

            Memorial donations may be given on her behalf to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 6900 Hillside Rd, Amarillo, TX.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty F. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 16 Oct 1928, last residence not listed.

 

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BILLIE D. ALFORD

 

NEWS AND EAGLE

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

 

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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.

 

Photo from Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Emery Reynolds

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Summerfield Cemetery, Summerfield, Le Flore Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheila Dean Bobo

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.

            Ada Halford, who shares Billie’s gravestone, is identified on her Find A Grave memorial as Roxie Ada Tennessee White Halford, wife of William Ayden Halford.

 

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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 Hudson, 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.

 

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Photo from Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, The Old Chief

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Dale Scott Alford; and brother Randall Wayne 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.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charlie Chapman

 

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

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

 

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BONNIE GRACE ALFORD CAMPBELL

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Wednesday, 26 August 2015

 

            Campbell, Bonnie Grace Alford, 99, accountant, died Aug. 22. Services 1 p.m. Monday, Sooner Baptist Church (Bill Eisenhour SE, Del City).

 

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

 

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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 “HILDE” ALFORD

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

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

 

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

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Tauer

 

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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Teena Cantrell

 

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 obituaries of his mother, Lillie Francis Tigert Alford; brother Wallace Madison Alford; and grandfather James Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, in Texas Obituaries; and of his brother Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374, in Kansas 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

 

Carl and his wife Kay

Photo from Primrose Funeral Service

 

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.

 

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Photo from Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery, Norman, Cleveland Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anna Rowe Love

 

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 obituaries of his mother, Rosa Margaret Halford; and his sister Alaska Arrenia “Rena” Halford Rutledge in Missouri Obituaries.

            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).

 

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

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Taken by photographer, Bethany Ivey

 

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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CAROL JEAN ALLFORD TRAVIS WILLIAMS

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—Thursday, 6 March 2014

 

McALESTER—Carol Jean (Allford) Travis Williams, 73, of Bugtussle, died Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home.

            The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bishop Funeral Service.

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bishop Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Don Parr officiating. Burial will be at Tannehill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

            Born Nov. 27, 1940, in McAlester, she was the daughter of Joe and Rebecca (Eldridge) Allford. She attended Indianola Schools.

            She worked as a farmer for 22 years and then worked for Rockwell and Boeing as a sheet metal mechanic, retiring in 2000.

            She married Bob Williams on May 14, 1983, in McAlester She enjoyed her dogs and cats and fishing. She fished tournaments with her husband. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

            Survivors include her husband, Bob Williams, of the home; son, Danny Travis, of Indianola; daughters, Becky House and husband, Al, of Antlers, Karen Travis-Means, Wichita, Kan., and Carman Williams and partner, Mitzi Whitney, of Bugtussle.

            Also, grandchildren, Leah McNac, of Muskogee, Jason Travis, Galveston, Texas, Brandon Travis, of Owasso, B.J. McDougal, of Norman, Madison Means-Duncan, of Edmond, Travis Means, Wichita, Kan., Katherine Means, Wichita, Kan., Chris Means, Wichita, Kan., and their respective families.

            And, brother, David Allford and wife, Tera, of Wetumka; uncle, Jim Allford and wife, June, of Holdenville; niece, Brenda Lusk-Lewis, of McAlester; nephews, Homer Lusk, of McAlester, and Drew Lusk, of Moore, and numerous other family and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Rebecca Allford, and sister, Myrna Lusk.

            Pallbearers will be Travis Means, Chris Means, B.J. McDougal, Jason Travis and Brandon Travis

            Honorary pallbearers will be Spirit Local Union 1558 members.

 

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

Sent by descendant Naomi Miller – used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joe Brown Allford and Rebecca Eldridge Allford, in this compilation.

            Her first husband was David Wayne Travis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Carol Jean 1940 OK1, Joe Brown 1914 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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CHARLES R. ALFRED

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK—Sunday, 1 April 2007

 

            Alfred, Charles R., 80, accountant, died Thursday [March 29]. Services 11 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church (Walker-Brown, Bartlesville).

 

Photos from Memorial Park Cemetery, Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe Todd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles R. Alfred (SS# issued in IL) was born 17 June 1926, last residence Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Lou Whitley Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLEY ALFORD

Brother of Wessylyne Alford Simpson, AAFA #1034

 

[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. Rev. B.G. Renfro is scheduled to officiate; 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.

            On Wesley Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), He is living in Clearview, Okfuskee Co., OK, age 36 born 24 June 1882. His nearest relative is Emily Alford.

            In 1900, Wesley Alford, age 17 born June 1882 in MS, is living in Webster Co., MS, with his father, Matt Alford, age 40 born Jan 1860, his wife Minnie age 23 born June 1876, and 6 siblings. All and their parents were born in MS. Matt and Minnie were married 7 years, and Minnie has 4 children, 4 living. Next door is Solomon Alford, white, age 72 born Jan 1828 in AL, parents born in NC.

            From Find A Grave: Wesley D. Alford, born 24 June 1882 and died 18 May 1939, is buried in North Fork Cemetery in Clearview, Okfuskee Co., OK.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999, pp. 6–7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Charley 1911 OK1, Wesley Dow 1882 MS2, Matthew Solomon 1860 MS3, Solomon B. 1828 AL4, Littleberry B. 1801 NC5.

 

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CHRISTIE WILSON ALFORD BALDWIN

AAFA #0006

 

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Christie and Paul Baldwin

November 1993

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Agent 99

 

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 and contributed much material from her personal research. At the 1997 Annual Meeting in Pleasanton, CA, Christie was in 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, #1.

            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 [October 5]. 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.

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

 

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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.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Wesley H. “Bud” Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Weldon Ladon “Shorty” Halford in Texas Obituaries.

 

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CLARA LILLIE PRICE 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).

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Mangum, Greer Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pantherfan

Inscription: Married Jan 29, 1929

Inscription: Parents of Joyce Fern 1931, John Ross 1935, and Forest Earl 1940

 

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

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Wesley H. “Bud” Halford in this compilation.

            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.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: John J. 1904 OK1, William Riley 1860 AR2, Jonathan Fletcher 1818 NC3, David C. 1792 NC4, John 1768 VA5, James 1737 NC6.

 

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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, Bobby Joe Halford, which includes 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).

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Baker

 

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 obituaries of his siblings Nicola Ruth Alford Anthony and Paris Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            From U.S. Veterans Gravesites (Ancestry.com): Clovis Pat Alford served in the US Navy World War II. He may have a second gravestone in Carney Cemetery.

            *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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COLLEEN BACON ALFORD

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 26 September 1953

 

WOMAN ACHIEVES 2 AMBITIONS

 

TULSA, Okla, (AP)—Mrs. Colleen Alford, whose two great hopes after she knew she was doomed by cancer were to bear her baby and celebrate her 20th birthday, died at her mother’s home Friday.

            Her birthday came two days after doctors delivered her baby girl by Caesarean section July 31, fearful the young woman might not live long enough for normal birth.

            Mrs. Alford, wife of an aircraft worker, suffered from cancer of the lymph glands. Her mother, Mrs. Delman Bacon, reported her daughter “was quite happy in the last hours of her life in company of her baby.”

 

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EVENING SENTINEL

Holland, Ottawa Co., MI—Friday, 25 September 1953

 

TULSA, Okla. (UP)—A cancer-stricken young mother died early today, happy in the fulfillment of her dearest wish—the birth of her baby.

            Death came peacefully at 1:10 a.m. to Mrs. Colleen Alford, who has been suffering from an incurable cancer of the lymph glands more than three years. She died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Delma Bacon, where she had lived since leaving St. John’s Hospital a few weeks ago.

            With her was black-haired Cleah Tonya Alford, not yet 2 months old, who was delivered prematurely by Caesarian section because of the mother’s condition.

            “She thanked the Lord she was able to enjoy her baby in her final hours,” said Mrs. Bacon. “That was the thing she had wanted most.”

            Before the birth of the baby, Mrs. Alford expressed a wish that she might have her baby in time for her 20th birthday. She celebrated the birthday two days [August 2] after the 5-pound girl was delivered two months prematurely.

            “We will have some happy hours,” the mother said when she saw her baby. “She’s so pretty … she’s so pretty.”

 

In another article:

 

THE INDEX-JOURNAL

Greenwood, Greenwood Co., SC—Wednesday, 5 August 1953

 

 

            Mrs. Huey Alford, cancer-stricken mother who doctors say has only a few days to live, smiles happily at her six-day-old daughter, Cleah Tonya. Mrs. Alford pronounced herself “ready to die” after the child was delivered by caesarian operation. The baby was delivered prematurely because it was feared that Mrs. Alford might not live long enough for it to be born naturally.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Huey P. Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1940, Coleen Bacon, age 6, is living in Collinsville, Rogers Co., OK, with her parents, Delma M. Bacon 35, and Maude E. Bacon 28, and her brother Duane D. Bacon, 3. All were born in OK.

            Family trees on Ancestry.com consistently list her as Maude/Maudie Colleen Bacon, with no source for the first name. Her parents were Delma M. Bacon and Maude/Maudie E. Beauchamp.

            The baby was apparently raised by Colleen’s parents. She is listed on Classfinders.com as Cleah Bacon, 1971 graduate of Cedaredge High School in CO. She is listed as Tonya Orrell in her father’s obituary and in Maude Beauchamp Bacon’s obituary:

 

DAILY PRESS

Montrose, Montrose Co., CO—28 January 2003

 

GRAND JUNCTION—Maude Beauchamp Bacon, 91, Grand Junction, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003, at IHS of Mesa Manor in Grand Junction.

            Survivors include one son, Duane D. Bacon, of Boulder, Colo.; one daughter, Tonya Orrell, of Grand Junction, Colo.; four grandchildren; and one sister, Kathleen Gates.

            A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Callahan-Edfast Mortuary Chapel in Grand Junction. Interment followed in the Cedaredge Cemetery at Cedaredge....

            Arrangements were handled under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary of Grand Junction.

 

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DAISY CATHERINE HOLDER FINNEY ALFORD MCKINNEY

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

 

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From her Find A Grave memorial, posted by Charlotte Stevens Schneider, deceased

 

Source unknown (from her memorial at Find A Grave)

OK—_____ November 2005

 

            Daisy Holder McKinney was born October 25, 1921 near Concord, Arkansas, the daughter of Charley Joe Holder and Connie Edith Staggs Holder. Daisy attended school in Concord, Arkansas and lived in Wetumka and Holdenville, Oklahoma. She attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church.

            She passed away Nov 19, 2005 at 84 years of age.

            Survivors include her daughter Juanita Bucher and her husband Clifford of Payson, Arizona; 3 grandsons, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson; Brother Loren Holder and his wife Nyta of Blanchard; other relatives and friends.

 

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Photo from Blanchard Cemetery Blanchard, McClain Co., OK,—www.findagrave.com

Posted 18 Nov 2008 by Find A Grave contributor Charlotte Stevens Schneider, deceased, Daisy’s first cousin twice removed

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            Daisy married (1) Borden Finney in 1936 and divorced him in 1937. She married (2) France Alford (1911–1990), and they had 1 daughter, Joyce Juanita Alford in 1938. They were probably divorced. Daisy E. Holder married (3) James Daniel McKinney on 7 March 1965 in Merced Co., CA [California Marriage Index, 1960–1985 (Ancestry.com)].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: France 1911 AR1, Harvey Lee 1882 AR2, James C. 1844 AL3, Calvin H. 1813 NC4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, The Old Chief

 

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 obituaries of his sons Bobby Edgar Alford and Randall Wayne Alford in this compilation.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (Ancestry.com): Dale Scott Alford and Jimmie Loyce Thomas (listed once as Thompson) had 4 sons in Tarrant Co. from 1960–1965, and 1 son in Dallas Co., where the mother is listed as Jimmie Lois Thomas.

            *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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DARRELL DAVID ALFORD

 

Darrel David Alford, Jr.

Photo from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—Tuesday, 1 September 2015

 

            Memorial graveside services for Darrel David Alford Jr., 45, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Raymond Stephen Skinner officiating.

            The son of Darrel David Alford Sr. and Wanda (Lloyd) Alford, Darrel was born on Sept. 28, 1969, in Liberal, Kan., and passed away on Aug. 26, 2015, in the local hospital.

            He and the former Misty Armstrong were married on Feb. 9, 2001, in Melissa, Texas.

            An Ardmore resident all of his life, Darrel enjoyed playing video games, basketball and loved playing the guitar.

            He is survived by his wife, Misty; mother, Wanda Johnson; father, Darrel Alford Sr. and wife, Barbara; daughter, Kathy Armstrong; son, Austin Armstrong; brothers, Michael Johnson and wife, Tina and Chris Alford and wife, Tina; sister, Lisa Alford; stepbrother, Walter Holbrook Johnson; grandson, Zayne Morriss; aunts and uncles, Mary Jones and husband, Terry, Paul Lloyd and wife, Kathy and Freddy Lloyd and wife, Cindy; and several nieces and nephews, Jackie, Morgan, Kayla, Brody; and several others and cousins.

            Services are under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be sent to www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DAVID EVAN ALLFORD

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—14 September 2014

 

Allford

 

McALESTER—David Evan Allford, 37, of Wetumka, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in an auto accident near Okemah.

            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church in Wetumka, officiated by Pastor John Roberts. Interment will follow at the Wetumka City Cemetery.

            Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.

            Born June 29, 1976, in McAlester, he was the son of David R. Allford and Terra (Downer) Allford.

            He grew up in McAlester and moved to Holdenville when he was in the eighth grade. In 1995, he graduated from Holdenville High School. He and Becky Shaw were married in April 1999 in Oklahoma City.

            He had worked as a deputy with the Okfuskee County Sheriff’s Department for the past two years and also served with the United States Army.

            He enjoyed his family and his children. His hobbies were hunting and fishing, and he also enjoyed going out to eat.

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Rebecca Allford, of McAlester, Harry Eugene Downer, of Germany, and Mary Hall, of Krebs.

            He is survived by his wife, Becky Allford, of Wetumka; his parents, David R. and Terra Allford, of Wetumka; one son, Wyatt Evan Allford, of the home; one daughter, Shelby Leigh Allford, of the home; two brothers, Joe Allford and wife Jill, of Seminole, and Ben Allford and wife Michelle, of Holdenville; mother- and father-in-law, Jim and Wanda Shaw, of Wetumka; brother-in-law, James Shaw and wife Melissa, of Coalgate, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

            Active pallbearers will be members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Mason Allford, Alex Allford, Jaxson Allford, Benson Allford, Josh Parker, Jonathon Parker and Jeff Parker.

            A memorial fund has been established for the Allford family at BancFirst and at the Citizen’s State Bank of Okemah.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David E. Allford (SS# issued in OK), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Joe Brown Allford and Rebecca Eldridge Allford, in this compilation. Gravestone photo permission denied per bio page

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His ALLFORD lineage: David Evan 1976 OK1, David Rampey 1951 OK2, Joe Brown 1914 OK3, John Martin 1878 MS4, William Lace 1856 MS5, John Henry 1816 NC6.

 

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DAVID LEE ALFORD

 

Brown’s Funeral Service

Atoka, Atoka Co., OK—_____ September 2012

 

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            David Lee Alford, age 38, Ardmore, OK resident, was born on Saturday, October 06, 1973, to Neal and Trecia (Nuttall) Alford, at Newton, KS. David passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Ardmore, OK.

            He attended school in Kansas, Michigan, and Caney. He graduated from High School in Douglas, KS. David also attended Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. David was highly skilled in managing retail stores and employees. He was very creative in displaying whatever business product he was given.

            David as a youth was a member of the Mt Carmel Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to Douglas First Baptist Church in Douglas, KS. He loved to cook and enjoyed cooking for people.

            David is survived by his parents, Neal and Trecia (Nuttall) Alford; siblings, Claudie Alford and wife Lynna of Independence, KS., Terry Alford and wife Paulla, Cherokee, OK., Gerald Alford of Laplatta, MD., Mark Alford of Denver, CO., Gwen Terrell and husband Alan of Conway, AR., Kay Stiffler and husband Bruce of Valley Center, KS., Tammy Milbourne and husband Gary of Lake Jackson, TX., Lesa White and husband Nathan of Mead, OK.; along with numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, other relatives, and many dear friends.

            David was preceded in death by his nephew, Caycen Tackett

 

DATE OF SERVICES: 10:00 AM Thursday, September 27th, 2012

PLACE OF SERVICES: Caney Baptist Church, Caney, Oklahoma

OFFICIATING: Bro. Jeremy Parham

VOCALIST: Alan Terrell

PIANIST: Janet Toney

CASKETBEARERS: Claudie Alford, Terry Alford, Gerald Alford, Mark Alford, Gary Milbourne, Alan Terrell, Nathan White

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS: Jacob Alford, Micah Alford, Nathan Alford, Robby Alford, Chace Alford, Scott Terrell, Zachary Alford, Adrian Milbourne, Lance Milbourne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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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

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

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.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Alford P. 1909 OK, Fayette C. 1879 MO1, Franklin Jared 1849 MI2, Americua Vespucius 1813 NY3, Elisha 1778 CT4, Elisha 1748 CT5,

 

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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.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lafayette Lee “L.L.” Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DORIS MAE GRAVITT THOMAS ALFORD

 

Doris Mae <i>Gravitt</i> Alford

Photo from Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home

 

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.

            We included the obituary of her stepson Leary Dawell “Duke” Alford in California Obituaries.

            See the obituary of Helen Virginia Aaron Blalock Alford in this compilation. Helen was probably Marion D. Alford’s second wife.

            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.

            Her husband’s lineage: Marion Deupree 1900 MS1, John Franklin 1875 MS1. John Franklin Pierce was informally adopted by the family of George Washington Alford, 1855 AL–1909 TX. See the ahnentafel of Cathryn Marie Alford McLeon, AAFA #1402.

 

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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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Dorothy 1911 TX1, Alsey L. 1878 TX2, John Rankin 1834 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOROTHY BEATRICE VINKLE ALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Thursday, 20 September 2012

 

            Alford, Dorothy B., 80, Army Corps of Engineers administrative assistant, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.

 

In another article:

 

Floral Haven Funeral Home

Broken Arrow, Wagoner Co., OK—_____ September 2012

 

            Dorothy Beatrice Alford, 80, passed from this life on September 18, 2012 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

            Dorothy was born on May 23, 1932 to Clarence and Elizabeth Vinkle. She was an Administrative Assistant for the Corp. of Engineers. Dorothy met and married Charles L. Alford in Canada on February 18, 1956 and they shared 56 memorable years together.

            She was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

            Dorothy is survived by her loving husband, Charles Alford; children, Charlene Alford and Curt Alford and wife, Sandy; and grandson, Matthew D. Ennis.

            Visitation will be held Friday 2:00-9:00 PM at Floral Haven Funeral Home with a Funeral Service being held 10:00AM Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel.

 

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Photo from Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne

 

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

 

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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 listed 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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Audrey (McConnell) Calger

 

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 obituaries of his wife, Lee Ann Smith Alford; and mother, Bernice Noble Roberts 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

Permission granted by the photographers, Galeen Irvin Chain

 

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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ELBERT JOHN ALLFORD

 

Bishop Funeral Service and Crematory

McAlester, OK—_____ March 2015

 

E. J. Allford

 

            E.J. Allford, 80, of McAlester, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in McAlester.

            The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 13 at Bishop Funeral Service.

            A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Briggs and Rev. Don Parr officiating. Interment will be at Shady Grove Cemetery. Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

            E.J. was born January 29, 1935 to Barron Miller and Dorothy Leona (Weddle) Allford in Scipio. He graduated from Indianola High School in 1953 and attended Oklahoma State University.

            He married Carol Riley November 27, 1953 at Durant, Oklahoma. E.J. joined his father’s grocery business, Allford’s Thrifty Wise, and then owned and operated BM Allford and Son Service Stations. He also owned and operated the Phillips, Mobil, DX and Sinclair service stations and Allford’s Laundry in McAlester. He had also worked at the Phillips Refinery at Sweeny, Texas in 1970.

            He was a Master Mason of Lodge #96, and a member of the International Order of Oddfellows. E.J. was a member of First Baptist Church.

            He enjoyed driving, buying and selling cars and trucks and bowling.

            Survivors include his sons: Keith “Randy” Allford and wife, Donna of Oklahoma City, Johnny Allford and wife, Brenda of McAlester; daughters: Toni Wilson and husband, Greg of Arlington, Tennessee, Jana Vela and husband, Paul of Stillwater; grandchildren: DeWayne Allford and wife, Michael of Moore, Bethany Bell and husband, Gene of Seabrook, Texas, Summer Baker and husband, Brandon of McAlester, Patrick Allford and wife, Mandy of McAlester, Matthew Wilson and wife, Lauren of Arlington, Tennessee, Morgan Fitzgerald of Tulsa, Madison Fitzgerald of Norman, Conner Fitzgerald of Stillwater.

            Also, great-grandchildren: Dakota Allford, Cheyenne Allford, Tristan Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Mason Crawley, Miller Allford, Bryson Baker; uncle: Jim Allford and wife, June of Holdenville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his parents: Miller and Dorothy Allford; wife: Carol Allford on April 10, 1999; a sister: Karen Allford; brothers: Donnie Allford, Ronnie Allford; an infant brother; and a great-grandson: Christian Alexander Ward.

            Pallbearers will be Rudolph Hernandez, DeWayne Allford, Matthew Wilson, Patrick Allford, Conner Fitzgerald, Morgan Fitzgerald, John Riley, and Mark Thomas.

            Honorary pallbearers will be J.A. Allford, Jim Allford, Larry Allford, Bobby Hickman, Buddy Thomas, Olen Free, Jack Toole, Homer Lusk, Rev. Don Parr, David Verner, Jimmy White, Roger White, and Greg Contreras.

            Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2448 E. 81st Street, Suite 3000, Tulsa, OK 74137.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his father, Baron Miller Allford; and sister Karen Ruth Allford in this compilation.

            His granddaughter Bethany Bell reports that E.J. was named after his grandfathers, Elbert Weddle and John Martin Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His 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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ELROY RAYMOND ALFORD

AAFA #0563

 

October 1997 at AAFA’s Annual Meeting in Pleasanton, CA

Photo from AAFA files

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—14 March 2013

 

SPENCER—Elroy R. Alford, Sr., 78, of Spencer, died March 10, 2013.

            Born May 2, 1934, to Elwood and Althea Alford. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a longtime member of the Catholic Church.

            Elroy is survived by his wife Jan, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

            A Wake Service will be held 5:30 PM, Friday, March 15, 2013. at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 AM, Saturday, March 16, 2013, at St. Teresa Catholic Church in Harrah with burial at Arlington Memory Gardens.

FAG photo requested 5/3/2015

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings Jesse Leon Alford and Laquana Jean Alford Cizek; and grandfather, Thomas Wildcat Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Elroy Raymond 1934 OK1, Elwood Seymour 1911 OK2, Thomas Wildcat 1860 OK3, George Wildcat 1825 ??4.

 

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EMMA LEE SPARKS HOPSON ALFORD

 

LAWTON CONSTITUTION

Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—Tuesday, 24 March 1959

 

CACHE—Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cache Assembly of God church for Mrs. Emma Lee Alford, 87, who died here Sunday [March 22] at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Verna Bowles.

            Born Nov. 30, 1871, at Locksburg, Ark., she was married to R.C. [Robert C.] Alford Oct. 9, 1906, at Horatio, Ark. The couple resided in Valliant [McCurtain Co.], Okla., for several years prior to his death in 1936. Mrs. Alford had made her home with her daughter the past 14 years.

            Other survivors are two sons, Claude Hopson, Wright City; John Hopson, Cache; and eight grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

            Officiating at the Wednesday services will be Rev. Harold Brannon, pastor of the Cache Assembly of God church. Burial will be in the cemetery here under direction of the Cache Funeral home.

 

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Photo from Cache Cemetery, Cache, Comanche Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Vickie Caldwell - cvickie60@aol.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

Memorial# 44932792

 

AAFA NOTES: From Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 (Ancestry.com): Emma Sparks, age 16, married Ben Hopson, age 26, both of Lockesburg, Sevier Co., on 26 Jan 1888 in Sevier Co., AR.

            From Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 (Ancestry.com): R.C. Alford, age 53 of Horatio, Sevier Co., AR, married Emma Hopson, age 35 of Lockesburg, Sevier Co., AR, on 10 Oct 1906 in Sevier Co., AR.

 

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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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ETHEL LEE ALFORD

 

Ethel  Alford

Photo from Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Wednesday, 21 May 2014

 

            Alford, Ethel Lee, 97, caregiver, died May 13 in Oklahoma City. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Friday, Church of the Living God, Clearview, and service 11 a.m. Saturday, Clearview Community Center, Clearview. Keith D. Biglow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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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

 

Eugene Alford

 

            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.

 

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Photo from Duncan Municipal Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Audrey (McConnell) Calger

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, OkieBran

 

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.

 

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Photo from Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, Tulsa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet Davis

 

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

 

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Family of Cecil Ray Alford and Hallie Elizabeth (Ingram) Alford. Children: Dean, Cecil, Betty, Louise, Ruth, Vera and Verna

Photo from Hallie Bell’s “Hallie Mae Bissett Family Tree” (Ancestry.com) – used with permission

 

DUNCAN BANNER

Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—Monday, 14 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Louise Noey, 68, of Seminole died on Friday, October 11, 2002, in Seminole. A memorial service [will be] held on 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.

 

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SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—Friday, 18 October 2002

 

SEMINOLE, Okla.—Faye Louise Noey, 68, Seminole, formerly of Edson, Kan., died Oct. 11, 2002.

            Mrs. Noey was born Faye Louise Alford on Feb. 24, 1934, at Goodland, Kan. She was a Youth Social Service worker, retiring in 1999.

            Survivors include two sons, Melvin of Seminole and Neil of Edmond; three daughters, Janet Brandt of Enid, Marsha Doerner of Oklahoma City and Joyce Skelton of Turpin; a brother, Cecil Alford of Euliss, Texas; four sisters, Betty Boutz of Englewood, Ruth Callier of Boerue, Texas, Vera Bohnet of Hawthorne, Ga., and Verna Kephart of Lakewood, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

            The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. today at Community of Christ Church, Seminole. Bateman Funeral Home, 11th and Broadway, Goodland, KS 67735, is handling local arrangements.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of her brother Harvie Dean Alford in Kansas Obituaries; and her grandmother Mary Alice Perry Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            Her lineage: Faye Louise 1934 KS1, Cecil Ray 1903 KS2, Thomas T. 1872 KS3, William Harvey 1839 VA4, Charles 1801 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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FLORA MAE ALFORD SAWYERS

 

Criswell Funeral Home

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—_____ December 2010

 

ADA—Services for Flora Mae Sawyers, 96, Ada, are 1:00 p.m. Monday at Oak Avenue Baptist Church, Rev. Ray Talbott will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

            Mrs. Sawyers died Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at her home.

            She was born April 6, 1914 at Jesse, Oklahoma to J.D. and Roxie Farris Alford. She was a lifelong resident of this area, attended Pleasant Hill elementary and graduated from Chickasha High School.

            She married Leroy Sawyers on April 14, 1937 in Jesse. He preceded her in death on June 4, 1990.

            Mrs. Sawyers was a homemaker and a longtime member of Oak Avenue Baptist Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Ron Sawyers and his wife Lavena, Eufaula, and Eldon Sawyers and his wife Linda, Ada; six grandchildren, Lisa Sawyers, Ada, Stanley Sawyers and his wife Vanessa, Ada, Steven Sawyers and his wife Bobbie of Gaar Corner, DeLaun Abbott and her husband Sam, Poteau, Lisa Krieg and Karen Krieg of Norman; six great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Edna Cooper, Ada; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Lee Alford, and two sisters, Beulah Posten and Lillian Wood.

            Bearers will be Eldon Sawyers, Ron Sawyers, Stanley Sawyers, Steven Sawyers, Wyatt Sawyers, and Dillon Williams. Honorary bearers will be Sam Abbott and Connor Sawyers.

 

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Photo from Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kris Abelli

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Flora Mae Sawyers (SS# issued in OK), last residence Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her sister Lillian R. Alford Wood in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Flora Mae 1914 OK1, James David 1894 MS2, Robert Leonard Lafayette 1858 AL3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 NC7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FLORENCE PAULINE ALFORD COOK

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—_____ May 2000

 

            Funeral services for Florence Pauline Cook, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2000, at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Hayes officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

            Pauline was born on Sept. 25, 1911, in Lafayette County, Miss., to Frank and Molly Smith Alford. She passed away into eternal rest with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 20, 2000, at her residence.

            Pauline moved with her family to Ardmore as a child where she graduated from Ardmore High School in 1932. As a charter member of Central Baptist Church, she remained active until becoming ill in the spring of 1999. She was a member of the Rebekah Assembly of Oklahoma, having served as Noble Grand in Lodge 107, in Cordell, Okla.

            On April 29, 1934, Pauline married Joe Cook of Durant, Okla. As the wife of an active duty military veteran of 20 years, Pauline lived and raised her family throughout the United States and Panama before retiring in Ardmore.

            Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, mother, father, two sisters and six brothers.

            She is survived by a daughter, Betty Sue Poff of Ardmore; and three sons, Bob Cook of Hurst, Texas, Ronald Cook of Los Angeles, and James Cook of St. Louis, Mo., who honor her with their lives. Pauline is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

            Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wendy Way

 

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

            In 1930, Pauline Alford, 17, is living in Ardmore, Carter Co., OK, with her widowed mother, Mollie Alford, 52, and 6 siblings, all born in MS.

            In 1910, Frank Alford, 33, and his wife Mollie Alford, 32, are living in Lafayette Co., MS, with 7 children.

            From family trees at Ancestry.com:

 

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            Her lineage: Florence Pauline 1911 MS1, John Franklin 1875 MS2. John Franklin Pierce was informally adopted by the family of George Washington Alford, 1855 AL–1909 TX. See the ahnentafel of Cathryn Marie Alford McLeon, AAFA #1402.

 

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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.

FAG photo requested 7/30/2014

 

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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FRANCES ELIZABETH “LIZZIE” LEE ALFORD

 

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

 

From Caldwell Newspapers, Burleson Co, Texas 1897-1929 Birth and Death Notices, by Linda Faust Houck (Nacodoches, TX: Ericson Books, 1999)

Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—11 March 1904

 

            Eugene Wallin of Hastings, Oklahoma came down Monday morning with the remains of Mrs. Alford. Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Alford died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. Wallin at Hastings, Oklahoma, Tuesday at the age of 77. Remains were taken to Cooks Point and she was buried at Salem Cemetery.

            She was one of the oldest Burleson County settlers, having been here since 1849. She was born in Wilkes County, Georgia March 24, 1827, went to Mississippi in 1844, married R.E. Alford in 1846, went to Washington County in 1849 and came to Burleson County the following year. She joined the Baptist church in 1859 and afterwards moved membership to Salem Baptist Church at Cooks Point.

            She leaves one sister, Ann Hewing, three sons, J.W. [sic: Dewitt C.] Alford, H. [Halcut] Alford, John W. Alford of this county and two daughters, Mrs. H.R. [Annie Bell] Page of Cooks Point and Mrs. E. [Carrie Evans] Wallin.

FAG photo requested 7/30/2014

Memorial# 116753030

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her sons Dewitt C. Alford and Halcut Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Richard Erwin 1818 GA1, Halcut 1789 GA2, Julius 1750 NC3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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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.

 

FAG photo requested 7/30/2014

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

 

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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.

 

In another article:

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, OkieBran

 

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.

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

            His lineage: George Wiley 1916 OK1, Sigmond Wolfe 1886 AR2, George Wiley 1838 NC3, Green 1815 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.

 

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Photo from Green Acres Memorial Gardens, Sperry, Tulsa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, OkieBran

 

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 [Alford Jr.].

            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, Comanche Co., 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 [Grady Co.], 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.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, cscallen

 

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

            See the obituary of his sister Gloria Darlene Alford Jones in this compilation.

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

            His grandfather is listed with several names in different sources:

 

            1860 Census, Russell Co., AL:               Lafayette, age2

            1870 Census, Russell Co., AL:               Robert, age 13

            1880 Census, Lee Co., MS:                     Leonard L., age 21

            1900 Census, Lee Co., MS:                     Lafayett, age 40

            1910 Census, Pontotoc Co., OK:            Leonard L., age 50

            1920 Census, Coal Co., OK:                   Lafayette, age 57

            1930 Census, Grady Co., OK:                Leonard L., age 70

            His gravestone, Pontotoc Co., OK:         Leonard L., 1860-1935

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Glen Otho 1934 OK1, Leonard Hobson 1900 MS2, Robert Leonard Lafayette 1858 AL3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 NC7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GLORIA DARLENE ALFORD JONES

 

Gloria Darlene Jones

Photo from Criswell Funeral Home

 

EVENING NEWS

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—Friday, 17 June 2011

 

ADA—Services for Gloria Darlene Jones, 73, Ada, are 10 a.m. Monday at Byng Free Will Baptist Church, the Rev. Rodger Arter and Benny Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

            Mrs. Jones died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at her home.

            She was born Feb. 23, 1938, in Ada to L.H. and Beaulah Harden Alford. She lived in this area most of her life, attended Irving grade school and graduated from Ada High School in 1956.

            She married Boyce Jones on Feb. 11, 1961.

            Mrs. Jones was an accounting clerk in the finance department for the city of Ada from Oct. 6, 1986, until her retirement on July 2, 2010. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church. She and her husband were active in the promotion of gospel music in this area for more than 40 years.

            Survivors include her husband, Boyce Jones, of the home; two daughters, Latricia Bryant and her husband Allen, Ada, and Bobbie Jones and her husband Brian, Waxahatchie, Texas; two sons, Gene Jones, Ada, and Glen Jones and wife Amber, Ada; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer and Rachael Bryant and Jillian, Kristopher, Sydney, Alivia, Chris, Alyssa, Cara and Jacob Jones.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, L.H. and Beaulah Alford; and a brother, Glen Alford.

            Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

 

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Photo from Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Abelli

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gloria Darlene Jones (SS# issued in OK), last residence Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her brother Glen Otho Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gloria Darlene 1938 OK1, Leonard Hobson 1900 MS2, Robert Leonard Lafayette 1858 AL3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 NC7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wendy Way

 

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

            See the obituary of her son Jesse Ralph “J.R.” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            SSDI records show that Jess Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 2 Oct 1907 and died _____ March 1982, last residence Ardmore, Carter. His Find A Grave memorial lists him as Jess Ralph Alford (1907–1982).

            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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jesse Ralph 1907 OK1, Jackson Childs 1880 TX2, Edward Ura 1837 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Meeker, Lincoln Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy White

 

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 L. ALFORD BRIDGMAN

 

DAILY ARDMOREITE

Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—Friday, 11 March 2005

 

            Funeral services for Helen L. Bridgman will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Calvary Christian Fellowship Church conducted by her sister, Louise Butler. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

            Born in Ardmore on Nov. 27, 1940, to Tom Lee and Esther Nancy Alford, Helen’s triumphant entry into heaven was on March 7, 2005, from an Oklahoma City hospital after an extended illness.

            Helen attended Ardmore High School and was a member of the Nazarene Church where she met and fell in love with Donald E. Bridgman. They were married on Sept. 10, 1957, in Duncan, Okla. They welcomed their awesome son, Byron Lee Bridgman on June 8, 1968, and their lovely blue-eyed daughter, Eugenia Edonne “Gini” Bridgman on July 19, 1970. A bank teller, and awesome pianist, a bodacious cook and fabulous homemaker, a great mother and grandmother, Helen was a beautiful and powerful lady. She and her family lived in many places, settling on St. Croix in the Virgin Islands from 1983 to 2003, where they are members of St. Croix Christian Church. They returned to Oklahoma and retired in 2003. She loved their new home in Midwest City and attended Crossroads Cathedral.

            Survivors include her husband, Don, of the home; her daughter, Gini Bridgman and grandchildren, Elana Dene and Nathan Alan Russo, St. Croix; sisters, Mary E. Byers of Ada, Louise Butler of Wilson, Marian Hedger and her husband, Alvin, Midwest City; nieces, Esther Walters, Wilson, and Elizabeth Adams, Ada; nephews, Evertt Autry Butler, Wilson, and Jeremy Byers, Davis; nephews-in-law, Damon Walters, Wilson, and Jason Adams, Ada; a great-nephew, Kody Adams, Ada; adopted grandchildren, Kayla Walton and Brandon Johnson, St. Croix, and her extended family around the world.

            Preceding her in death were her beloved son, Byron; her parents; and an elder brother, Tommy Lee Alford.

            Serving as bearers will be Evertt Butler Jr., Jeremy Byers, Damon Walters, Jason Adams, John Martin, and Douglas Pompey. Honorary bearers are Nathan Russo and Brandon Johnson.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Condolences can be sent online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wendy Way

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen L. Bridgman (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.

FAG photo requested 8/21/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen Alford (SS# issued in OK), 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 third wife.

            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.

 

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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

 

Photo from Red Rock Cemetery, El Reno, Canadian Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Walking Dead

Photo posted 29 Nov 2009

 

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 obituaries of his wife, Marcella Ruth McCann Halford; and 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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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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HUEY P. ALFORD

 

BROKEN ARROW LEDGER

Broken Arrow, Wagoner Co., OK—Monday, 18 May 2015

 

            Service: Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow with The Rev. Brian Gilbert and The Rev. Mike Sloat officiating. Burial, Vernon Cemetery in Coweta under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

            Huey P. Alford, 87, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Tulsa.

            He was born in Coburn, Louisiana, Sunday, Jan. 22, 1928, to Ivey Edward Alford and Myrtie Mae Frantom Alford.

            Huey completed the eighth grade and went to work to support the family. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and received the WWII Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged and later rejoined to serve during the Korean War. Huey married Colleen Bacon Dec. 19, 1951, in Cleveland.

            Huey had several occupations throughout his life including mining uranium in Colorado and New Mexico and working as a merchant marine. He held multiple positions at Unit Rig and Equipment Company and retired after 35 years as a plant manager. He then became a consultant with Unit Rig and traveled with his wife Norma to plants throughout the world.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Colleen; second wife Norma and eight siblings.

            Huey is survived by daughters, Huetta Green and husband Gary of Coweta, Sammi Alford of Broken Arrow, and Tonya Orrell; son, Victor Alford and wife Catrena, Coweta; grandchildren, April Gilbert and husband Brian, Misty Sloat and husband Mike, Justin Green, Garrett Ireland, Devin Ireland and wife Jamie; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Cameron, Braden, Caleb, Emily, Jacob and Wylie; sisters, Linda Watley and Mae Odom; brother, Mike Alford.

            A funeral service was held Tuesday May 19, 2015, at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow with The Rev. Brian Gilbert and The Rev. Mike Sloat officiating. Burial followed at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

            Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter, 2448 E 81st Street, Ste.3000, Tulsa, OK. 74137 or the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 841125, Dallas, TX. 75284.

 

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Photo from Vernon Cemetery, Coweta, Wagoner Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

Photo posted 16 May 2015

 

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

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Colleen Bacon Alford; and second wife, Norma E. Horn Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Huey P. 1928 LA1, Ivey Edward 1898 LA2, John Jeptha 1862 LA3, Joseph 1816 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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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

 

Photo from AAFA files

 

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.

 

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

Waiting for permission from Vickie – LM on bio page 7/13/2014 – no activity, only posted 2 photos in 4 years

Taken by inactive photographer, Vickie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandsons Buddy Marvin Alford and Wallace Madison 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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JAMES IRA ALFORD

 

PORTALES NEWS-TRIBUNE

Portales, Roosevelt Co., NM—18 December 2013

 

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            James Ira Alford passed away quietly on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, at the Clinton Oklahoma Veterans Center at the age of 88.

            James was born in Coldwater Kansas on February 23rd, 1925, to Ira and Hattie Alford. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II on an LST vessel in the South Pacific. James then worked in the Oil field as a roughneck and truck driver and also worked extensively in Gas Plant Construction. James was an avid Horseman who raised and ran numerous horses on various racetracks throughout the Southwest.

            James is survived by one sister, Wanda Paulhamus of Amarillo TX, one Son, Bart Alford of Elk City OK, two Grandsons; James Wesley and Billy Ray Alford, both of Roswell, NM and one Great granddaughter, Sophia.

            James had asked that we not make a big deal over his passing so no services will be held but please take a moment along with us to reflect on the memories we all have of James. The Family asks that in lieu of flowers, if anyone would like to make a donation to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in James’ name, it would be very much appreciated.

 

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

 

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JAMES W. ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 11 March 2014

 

            Alford, James, 72, died March 1. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Clearview Community Center, Clearview (Howard-Harris, Oklahoma City).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 3 Feb 1942, last residence not listed.

 

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JANET MARIE 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.

 

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Photo from Crown Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

 

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.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, Garfield Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ann A

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Almena Thomas Hallford, in this compilation. Their wedding date, 10 June 1951, is inscribed on their gravestone.

            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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JAUNITA BLANCH ALFORD DUNN

 

MIAMI NEWS-RECORD

Miami, Ottawa Co., OK—Monday, 8 December 2003

 

            Juanita [sic] Blanch Dunn of Grove died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at her home. She was 87.

            Dunn was born Oct. 21, 1916, to Charles R. Alford and Edith Agnes (Bland) Alford. She lived in Grove since 1982.

            She was employed as a production worker for Electra Manufacturing Company in Independence, Kan. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Grove and a quiltmaker.

            She married Wayne P. Dunn in December 1937. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1999.

            Survivors include three daughters, Eileen Juanita Green of Grove, Patricia Darlene Morrison of West Chester, Ohio, and Louise Jean Kelly of Independence; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove with Dr. Wayne Shaw officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Grove Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Memorials are suggested to the Regency Hospice.

 

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Photo from Hickory Grove Cemetery, Grove, Delaware Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura Miklosko

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Jaunita B. Dunn (SS# issued in KS) but list her death date as December 6 (same as gravestone), last residence Grove, Delaware Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her sister Loletta Edith Alford Flottman in Kansas Obituaries.

            She signed her name “Jaunita Alford” when she applied for a marriage license on to marry Wayne Dunn on 21 Dec 1937 in Jackson Co., MO. Jaunita and Wayne were both residents of Chanute, Neosho Co., KS.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            Her lineage: Jaunita Blanch 1916 KS1, Charles Edward 1891 KS2, Alexander Campbell 1862 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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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 LEON ALFORD

Brother of Elroy Raymond Alford, AAFA #0563

Uncle of Pamela E. Alford Burnett, AAFA #0709

 

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).

 

In another article:

 

Cooper Funeral Home

Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., 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

 

Photo from Dale Cemetery, Dale, Pottawatomie Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Fuchs

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Tauer

Photo posted in 2008

 

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 siblings Elroy Raymond Alford and Laquana Jean Alford Cizek; and grandfather, Thomas Wildcat Alford and in this compilation.

            Jesse has a gravestone in Arlington Memory Gardens that he shares with his first wife, Lorna Marie Brandt Alford, but he is not buried there.

            His lineage: Jesse Leon 1944 OK1, Elwood Seymour 1911 OK2, Thomas Wildcat 1860 OK3, George Wildcat 1825 ??4.

 

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JESSE RALPH “J.R.” ALFORD, JR.

 

Brown’s Funeral Service

Atoka, Atoka Co., OK—_____ December 2014

 

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            Jesse "J.R." Ralph Alford, age 70, a longtime Atoka, OK resident.

            He was born on Saturday, July 08, 1944, to Jesse "Jess" Ralph and Gussie (Chapman) Alford, at Madill, OK.

            J.R. passed away on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at Atoka, OK, 70 years, 5 months and 15 days.

            He attended Dickson High School. J.R. was a Truck Driver. He married Billie Frances (Parmley) on August 9, 1989 at Mulbuerry, AR.

            J.R. was a christian. He enjoyed deer hunting, and fishing for catfish. J.R. rode bulls as a young man as a professional during the 1960's.

            Survived by: wife Billie Frances Alford of the home in Atoka, OK; children Robin Alford of Wyoming, Jesse Ralph Alford III of Ardmore, OK; sisters Mary Calington of Ardmore, OK, Virginia Marris of Ardmore, OK; nephew Randel Kyle of Springer, OK; along with other relatives and many dear friends.

            Preceded in death by parents: Jesse "Jess" Ralph Alford.

            …. Place of Services: Brown's Funeral Chapel, Atoka, Oklahoma.

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Gussie Estell Chapman Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jesse Ralph 1944 OK1, Jesse Ralph 1907 OK2, Jackson Childs 1880 TX3, Edward Ura 1837 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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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.

 

In another article:

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, okfever

 

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

 

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JOE BROWN ALLFORD

 

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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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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 obituaries of his wife, Rebecca Eldridge Allford; and daughter 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 1914 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 including his obituary in New Mexico Obituaries 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.

 

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Photo from Clayton Cemetery, Clayton, Union Co., NM —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Reba Cox

 

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

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            His lineage: Joe Edgar 1957 OK1, Edgar Wilson 1917 NM2, Earl Wilson 1882 TX3, Charles Miller 1853 TX4, Thomas 1806 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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JOHN LEON HALFORD, III

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—22 April 1995

 

HENRYETTA [Okmulgee Co.]—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 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.

 

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Photo from Boley Cemetery, Okfuskee Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Audrey (McConnell) Calger

 

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.

 

In another article:

 

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....

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Always in my heart

 

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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JOHNIE LINK HALFORD

 

TULSA WORLD

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

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Halford John Link , 84, died at 6:10 a.m. on Friday in the Bartlesville Jane Phillips Medical Center.

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

            Will lie in state at the Fitzgerald-Southwood Chapel on Sunday and Monday. Funeral service 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Barnsdall, First Assembly of God Church. Interment Ethel Reece Cemetery, Barnsdall.

            Surviving are daughters, Ms. Dixie Lee Badgwell, Ms. Charlotte Ann Gregory, both of Tulsa and Ms. Dora Marie Goins, Broken Arrow; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Jessie Lee Halford, Tulsa; sisters, Mrs. LaVon Ouelette, Bedford, TX and Mrs. Coletta Carey, Yuba, CA.

            Preceded in death by 4 sons, John Jr., James, Jimmie and Lloyd Halford.

            Arnold Moore Barnsdall Funeral Home, 918-847-2442.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Bud

 

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.

            From his Find A Grave memorial:

 

His first wife was Dora Mae Swank Halford, 1910–1964. She is also buried in Ethel Reece Cemetery.

His second wife, whom he married in 1964, was Eva Mae Calvert Halford.

His parents were James Andrew “Andy” Halford (1886–1967) and Etta Cora Alsup (1893–1978).

 

            His HALFORD lineage: Johnie Link 1916 OK1, James Andrew 1886 MO2, James Franklin 1859 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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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 Baptist 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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JOIE SUE ALFORD HUMPHREY DAY

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Saturday, 8 November 2003

 

            Humphrey-Day, Joie Sue, 69, social worker, died Thursday. Services 10 a.m. Monday (Bishop).

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown [from her memorial at Find A Grave], but possibly:

HERALD BANNER

Greenville, Hunt Co., TX—Sunday, 9 November 2003

 

            Born in McAlester, she was the daughter of Ray and Hannah Mae (Tudor) Alford. She was a charter member of the McAlester Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, honored in “Who’s Who of American Women,” past president of the McAlester Fortnightly Club and a volunteer at McAlester Regional Hospital and the Little Light House. She retired with 27 years as a social worker at the Department of Human Services and was the owner of the Downtown Plaza and Shear Design Beauty Salon. She was an active mother and grandmother, enjoyed world travel, writing short stories, poetry and animals.

            She celebrated 50 years of marriage to Barclay Humphrey in 2000 and after his death on Jan. 18, 2001, she pursued her dream and made her home in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. While there she met an Oklahoman, Vernon Day, and they married on March 12, 2003.

            She passed away at her home in McAlester. She was also preceded in death by her father, Ray Alford.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joy S. Humphrey (SS# issued in OK) was born 10 Feb 1934, last residence McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Joie Sue 1934 OK1, Ray Meadows 1911 OK2, Benjamin Franklin 1889 MS3, William Lace 1856 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Cleveland Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TimelessSpirits

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3. See also An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles T. 1907 AR1, Robert Newton 1877 AR2, William David 1835 AL3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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 obituaries of her father, Baron Miller Allford; and brother Elbert John 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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KATHERINE A. “KAY” BRUEHL HALFORD

 

Katherine Halford Obituary

 

Photos from Primrose Funeral Service

 

NORMAN TRANSCRIPT

Norman, Cleveland Co., OK—Wednesday, 23 January 2013

 

NORMAN—Katherine A. “Kay” Halford died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Purcell following a brief illness. She was born Nov. 20, 1928, to Joe and Mary Bruehl in Norman.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, and burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

            She was the youngest of seven children. As a young girl, she attended Independence Country School for one year, and when the family moved into town, she finished her education at St. Joseph’s Catholic School. She was a life-long member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Early in her career, she worked for Sumner Laundry and later for Central State Hospital in the Laundry Department. She met the love of her life, Carl Halford, in 1947 and they were married in April 1948. She gave up her working career to have their son, Ken, and she was a full-time housewife and mother. They were married for 53 years until the death of her husband, Carl, in December 2001. In April 2006, she suffered a stroke, and at that time, her son, Ken, became her full-time caregiver.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; parents Joe and Mary Bruehl; brothers John and Joe Bruehl; and sisters Anna Feuerborn, Rosie Rhodes, Lucy Easley and Dorothy Wiggins.

            She is survived by her son, Ken, and numerous other relatives and friends.

            Pallbearers for Kay are John Easley, Larry Feuerborn and Steve Hand. Honorary pallbearers are the staff of Norman Regional Hospital, Norman Specialty Hospital, Loving Care Hospice, Wadley’s Care Center, Doctors Park Pharmacy, Dr. Rosalie Lavon and Michael Hand.

            A prayer service will be 7 p.m. today at Primrose chapel.

            Services have been entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service. For condolences, please visit www.primrosefuneralservice.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Carl F. Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            The funeral home website includes numerous photos.

 

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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.

            No Lasley Cemetery has been found in Oklahoma.

 

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LAFAYETTE LEE “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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Kevin Wells

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Angie Palmer

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Doloris Earlene Fannon Halford, in this compilation.

 

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LAQUANA JEAN ALFORD CIZEK

Sister of Elroy Raymond Alford, AAFA #0563

Aunt of Pamela E. Alford Burnett, AAFA #0709

 

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 [Caddo Co.], Ok. Burial Tenehdoah Cemetery [Tanahdooah Family 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.

            See the obituaries of her brother Jesse Leon Alford; and grandfather, Thomas Wildcat Alford and in this compilation.

            Her obituary says Tenehdoah Cemetery, but no cemetery with that name has been found. It might be Tanahdooah Family Cemetery.

            Her lineage: Laquana Jean 1950 OK1, Elwood Seymour 1911 OK2, Thomas Wildcat 1860 OK3, George Wildcat 1825 ??4.

 

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LAURA WATSON CONRAD ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031, and Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

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 [Lincoln Co.], 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.

 

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Photo from Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keith & Lynne

 

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

            Laura was the John Hardin Alford’s second wife. Her first husband was James S. Conrad.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: John Hardin 1841 KY1, Joseph 1812 KY2, Achilles 1772 VA or NC3, John before 1750 VA?4.

 

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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. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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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.

 

Photo from Moore Cemetery, Moore, Cleveland Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Oklahoma Grave Walker

 

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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

Photos taken in March 2012 – note that death date on large stone is incorrect

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Pauline Worley Wagner Alford, in this compilation.

            Leo was in the U. S. Navy on December 7, 1941. He was away from Pearl Harbor on the USS Northampton, the first ship to enter the port after the attack by the Japanese.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Leo Keller 1917 OK1, John Martin 1879 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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LEON FRANK LEE “CHOCKHOUSE” ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from Alexander Funeral Homes

 

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

 

Leon Alford

 

            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.

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sondra Pitman Morrison

 

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.

 

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Photo from Hanna Cemetery, Hanna, McIntosh Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christopher Lee Keele

 

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.

 

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Photo from Dale Cemetery, Dale, Pottawatomie Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mark – no way to contact – appears inactive, FAG owns memorial

Taken by inactive photographer, Mark

 

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

            See the obituary of her sister Flora Mae Alford Sawyers in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lillian R. 1921 OK1, James David 1894 MS2, Robert Leonard Lafayette 1858 AL3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 NC7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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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

 

 

            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, 92 Years 4 months and 22 days.

            Lillie attended Buckholt School in Atoka County.

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

            Lillie was a housewife and homemaker. 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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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 obituaries of her sons Buddy Marvin Alford and Wallace Madison Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sons Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, in Texas Obituaries; and Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374, in Kansas Obituaries.

 

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LINDA K. DEAN ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK—10 February 2013

 

Linda Alford

February 14, 1944 - February 1, 2013

 

TECUMSEH—Linda was a nurse’s aide for many years and spent the last several years tending beautiful flower and vegetable gardens at her home. She loved to help people and share her life and love with everyone she encountered.

            She is survived by one brother Glen Dean and her twin sister Wanda Prier, her children Terry Alford, Larry Alford, Timmy Alford, Tammy Alford and Debbie Fulbright, eleven grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

            Linda’s last words were of love to all of the family members surrounding her and she passed into the arms of God listening to her favorite scripture from the Bible. She will be sorely missed by all that knew her. We love you and we will take comfort that you are watching over each of us every day. This is not good-bye but a temporary separation until you greet each of us again with open arms.

 

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

 

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LINDA KAY 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.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Caddo, Bryan Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Teena Cantrell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            Mack Hugh Alford is probably not Linda’s birth father, but he married Linda’s mother when Linda was a little over one year old.

 

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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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Tauer

 

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

            In 1900 Agie Alford, age 4, is listed in Washita Co., OK, with his parents, John C. Alford b. Feb 1851 AL and Maggie Alford b. May 1859 AL. They were married 27 March 1881 in Clay Co., TX. In 1920 Maggie was the head of household and Agie and Emma were living with her.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            Her lineage: Lois Marie 1917 OK1, Agie 1895 OK2, John Calvin 1851 AL3, Travis Carter 1825 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Gethsemane Cemetery, Caddo, Bryan Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from sc-g – LM on bio page 8/18/2014 – apparently inactive, no activity since 2012

Taken by inactive photographer, sc-g

 

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.

            Her husband’s lineage: Mack Hugh 1927 OK1, Claude D. 1893 TX2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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LONNIE ERWIN ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031

 

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Left to right: Brothers Gus Walden Alford, Ernest Cleveland Alford, Lonnie Erwin Alford, Allison Otto Alford, and father John Hardin Alford – taken in Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK

Photo from his son Jack Alford—used with permission

 

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 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.

 

 

Photos from New Zion Cemetery, Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Heartland Volunteer – no way to contact

Taken by photographer, Heartland Volunteer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and his brother Allison Otto Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Lonnie Erwin Alford Jr. in Utah Obituaries; and his siblings Emma Watson Alford Mattingly, Gus Walden Alford, and Pearl Virginia Alford Wright in California Obituaries.

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

            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. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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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).

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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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LOYAL ROSCOE ALFORD

 

LAWTON CONSTITUTION

Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—Monday, 23 October 1961

 

            Services for Loyal R. Alford, 68, who died Saturday in a Muskogee hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in White Funeral home chapel, Sands Springs.

            Burial will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Highland cemetery under the direction of the Lawton funeral home.

            Mr. Alford was a retired railroad worker and carpenter and a resident of Lawton for several years. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Loyal Slankard, Alan community; Mrs. Sue Francis, Columbus, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Danny Crosby, Lamont, Okla.; and Mrs. Hannah Sherwood, Shelton, Wash.; three grandchildren and two great[-grandchildren].

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Dwayne Sessom - dsessom@gmail.com

Permission granted by the photographer,

Memorial# 10693173

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Sarah Jane Hull Alford, in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Loyal Roscoe 1893 MO1, Charles M. 1860 MO2, John 1825 KY3, Payton 1785 VA4, Jacob 1757 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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MAC ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—26 July 1907

 

SHOT FROM AMBUSH IN THE PUBLIC ROAD.

 

MUSKOGEE, I.T. [Indian Territory], July 23—Falling in the same road, at the same time of day and meeting death in the same manner as the man whom he was recently accused of murdering, Mac Alford was assassinated this afternoon. Mac Alford was on his way to his farm from Porum. A friend was riding in the buggy with him. As they neared a clump of bushes a rifle shot was heard and Alford pitched over on his face, dead.

            Cicero Davis, a wealthy cattleman of near Porum, I.T., was assassinated on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 1906.

            Mac Alford was trailed with bloodhounds and arrested, resulting in the longest and hardest fought trial in the history of the Western district. He was twice tried for murder and was acquitted both times by a jury in the United States court here.

            A feud of several years standing had existed between the Davis brothers and Mac Alfred [sic]. Officers will leave for the scene of the crime tomorrow.

 

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MARCELLA RUTH MCCANN HALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Cleveland Co., OK—15 August 2011

 

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August 5, 1926 - August 12, 2011

 

            HARRAH—Marcella Ruth Halford, Harrah, OK, age 85, was born on August 5, 1926, in Calumet, OK. She was the daughter of Henry W. & Fannie E. (Cecil) McCann. The Lord called her home on Friday, August 12, 2011, in Oklahoma City, OK.

            Marcella was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Midwest City, OK and was very involved with her church family. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, sewing, and fishing trips with family. Marcella was an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank in Oklahoma City for many years, retiring in 1962 to become a full-time mom and homemaker. She was a selfless and loving soul with a quick wit and a feisty sense of humor, touching all that were blessed to have known her.

            Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lowell; and one brother, H.C. McCann.

            She is survived by 2 daughters & sons-in-law: Kelly & Scott Webb, Harrah, OK; Kim & Bill Burgoyne, Norman, OK; brother and sister-in-law, Bob & Karen McCann, Broken Arrow, OK; 5 grandchildren: Nicholas Webb, Emily Webb, Ariel Webb, Lauren Burgoyne, Brett Burgoyne; and many other beloved relatives and friends.

            Services will be 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Free Methodist Church of Midwest City, OK. Interment will follow at Red Rock Cemetery, Calumet, OK. Services are under the direction of Smith-Parks Funeral Service in Harrah, OK. A guest book is available to share your memories online. Please visit: www.smithparks.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marcella Ruth Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Harrah, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband, Henry Lowell Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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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MARGUERITE M. ALFORD

 

Jack’s Memory Chapel

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—_____ October 2013

 

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Born: August 23, 1917

Place of Birth: Wagoner County, OK

Death: October 31, 2013

Place of Death: Tulsa, OK

Occupation: Educator - Tulsa Public Schools

 

FUNERAL

2:00PM, Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Jack's Memory Chapel

801 E. 36th St. N. Tulsa, OK 74106

 

INTERMENT

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Memorial Park Cemetery

5115 S. Memorial Dr. Tulsa, OK 74145

 

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TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Friday, 1 November 2013

 

            Alford, Marguerite M., 96, educator, died Thursday [October 31]. Services pending. Jack's.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARJORIE HALFORD ADAMSON

 

Crews Funeral Home

Apache, Caddo Co., OK—_____ May 2012

 

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            Marjorie Adamson of Apache, Oklahoma—Was born July 8, 1932 in Ellsworth, Kansas to Dale and Thelma Payton Halford. She passed away May 24th [2012] in Lawton, OK at the age of 79.

            She married Edward Dean Adamson on May 31, 1951 in Salina, Kansas. A dedicated homemaker, she raised five children and was “mom” to many of their friends as they grew up. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, and was an avid bell collector. She loved playing card games and it was not unusual to find her with family and friends gathered around the kitchen table eating pizza and french fries playing games until late in the evening. Marjorie joined the First Baptist Church and was baptized a year ago.

            Marjorie is survived by:

 

Her husband, Edward, of the home

 

2 Sons and their wives –

Joe and Terry Adamson Jacksonville, IL

Robert and Cindee Adamson Cyril, OK

 

2 Daughters and their husbands –

Diana and Stevie Wilson Marion, TX

Pamela and Danny Farley Orcutt, CA

 

12 grandchildren –

Jason Wilson, Jeramie Wilson, Joyce White, Misty Costiloe, Carrie Rawe, Josh Chandler, Amy Clason, Jack Bean, Cara Jackson, Kaytie Cowans, Kristy Farley, Miranda Nicole Adamson

 

4 great-grandchildren –

Madison Wilson, Lilly Adams, Kayden Bean, Mercedes Marie Adamson

She was preceded in death by:

 

Her parents

1 son – Billy Adamson

2 brothers – Charles Halford, Donald Halford

1 sister – Mary Jane Wiesman

 

            Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 29th at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Rue Scott, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Crews Funeral Home.

 

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Photos from Fairview Cemetery, Apache, Caddo Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lillian

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Thelma Bernice Payton Halford, in Kansas Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Marjorie 1932 K1S, Dale 1904 MO2, Elihu Bird 1870 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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MARTHA PEARL CLARK JONES ALFORD

 

Ray & Martha's Funeral Home

Hobart, Kiowa Co., OK—_____ May 2014

 

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            Martha Pearl Clark Alford passed away in her home on May 29, 2014 with her family by her side. She was under Hospice care after being diagnosed with acute leukemia. She lived 81 years, ten months and 9 days.

            She was born July 20, 1932 at home on the family farm in Love County, in the community of Leon, Oklahoma. She was the third child born to Ora Inez and Earl Lee Clark. She grew up during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II. She and her family endured many of the same hardships of most who lived in those times. She attended Leon Baptist Church and became a Christian at age fourteen. She graduated from Leon High School in May of 1949 at age 16. She was a good athlete participating in basketball, softball and track. Right after graduation she went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

            She married Millard Jones on August 9, 1950 and made their home in Springer, Oklahoma. Two children were born of that union, Doris Kay Jones and Howard Lee Jones. The family moved to Hobart in 1959. She stayed at home with the children until going to work for Dr. Van Howard and Dr. Malcolm Bridwell at the Village Medical Clinic. She went on to work at the First National Bank in Hobart for many years.

            She married Tracy Alford on April 29, 1977 and moved to Cortez, Colorado. She worked at the Citizens State Bank in Cortez for twenty years before retiring from banking. She then worked in the Native American Gift Shop in Cortez part time. She and Tracy moved back to Hobart in 2000. She wanted to be involved in the community and stay active so she became employed by the Hobart Democrat Chief and remained so until a short time before her death. She became very attached to those she worked with and enjoyed what she did there. She and Tracy recently celebrated thirty-seven years together and these were the happiest years of her life. She enjoyed family, friends, flowers and fishing and was exceptional in all these areas.

            Her faith in the Lord was her greatest strength every day but never more than when she was diagnosed with a fatal illness. Even when faced with death, she was an inspiration to us all. All she asked for was God's grace on her friends and family and for a trout stream in Heaven.

            She was a sports fan and liked the Bearcats, the Sooners, the Texas Rangers and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Besides her family, she held many people close to her. There are some that had a special place inside her heart and they know who they are. She will be remembered for a genuine compassion for others and her cheerful spirit.

            She is survived by her husband, Tracy Alford, her son Hank Jones and wife Martha of Hobart, her daughter Doris Jones Springli and husband Jack of Lake Charles, La., two sisters, Lula Belle Lovell of Ardmore, Ok., Barbara Knowles and husband Wendell of Lone Grove, Ok., a sister-in-law, Dee Clark of Ardmore, four nieces, three nephews, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, other relatives and many dear friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Eldon Lee Clark of Ardmore, and one sister, Gladys Jo Suggs of Ardmore….

            Funeral Services: 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 2, 2014, Washington Street Baptist Church, Hobart, OK….

            Burial will follow at Lone Wolf Cemetery, Lone Wolf, OK under the direction of Ray & Martha's Funeral Home, Hobart.

FAG photo requested 11/1//2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY ALICE ALFORD HUBBARD

 

Benjamin Funeral Service

Nowata, Nowata Co., OK—_____ December 2013

 

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            Funeral services for Mary Alice (Alford) Hubbard are 1:00 P.M., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the First Baptist Church of Nowata with Rev. Anthony Nash officiating. Interment will follow at Nowata Memorial Park Cemetery….

            Mary Alice (Alford) Hubbard left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, December 23, 2013 at Jane Phillips Nowata Health Center. She was born August 14, 1945 in Choctaw County, Oklahoma to Velma Arlene (Shields) Chambers and Virdie David Alford Sawyer. Mary was a 1963 graduate of Nowata High School. She was a cook at the Glass mansion for 30+ years. Mary was united in marriage on August 14, 1987 in Nowata to Jerry D. Hubbard. They made their home here in Nowata where they raised their children. After retiring, she worked for ten years at the Jane Phillips Nowata health Center. Mary was a very loving and giving person. She helped any one any time. She loved delivering meals on wheels, and caring for others. Her husband, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and all other family members knew each one of them had a special place in her heart. When not helping others, Mary loved gardening and raising her chickens. Mary was a very loved person that will be missed by all who knew her. She loved her weekend getaways to Tulsa to do things with her kids.

            Mary is survived by three children, Jamal Alford of Tulsa, Sandra Ellington and husband Jeff of Tulsa, Eddie Alford of Nowata; five step children, Monica and her husband Jerome Griffey of Clarksville, Tennessee, Malinda and her husband larry Jones of Clarksville, Tennesee, Jerry Hubbard JR of Tulsa, Dean Hubbard of Boley, OK, Shawn Dent of Ark City, Kansas; eight siblings, Nathaniel Alford of Nowata, Betty Kirkendoll and husband Lawrence of Oklahoma City, Velma DeSilva and husband Edward of McKinney, Texas, Tealla Phillips of Oklahoma City, Gracie Tilmon and husband David of Taylors, South Carolina, Henry Alford of Nowata, Cordell Alford and wife Tonya of Tulsa, Harlene Alford and wife Carrie of Columbus, Kansas; 21 grandchildren, 32 Great grandchildren; four very close friends, Sheryl Caliman, Thelma Bates, Betty Hicks, Gail Hersey, David Coulon, Tawn Stewart, and Beverly Gibson.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerry D. Hubbard, and a close friend Marie Nash.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

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

            See the obituaries of her mother, Velma Arlena Shields Alford Chambers; brother Willie Wilford Alford; and great-granddaughter Mary Alice Alford Hubbard in this compilation.

 

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MARY ALMENA THOMAS HALLFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 20 February 2005

 

            Hallford, Mary A., 75, homemaker, died Friday. Services 1 p.m. Monday (Henninger-Allen).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Hallford (SS# issued in OK) was born 15 April 1929, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jasper Carl Hallford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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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.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles R. Alfred, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her daughter Susan Lynn Alfred Ulrich, in Missouri Obituaries.

 

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MARY MARGARET VANDIVER ALFORD

 

Norwood-Nation Funeral Home

Idabel, McCurtain Co., OK—_____ January 2015

 

Mary Alford

 

            Mary Margaret Alford, 60, of Haworth, went to be with the Lord Monday, January 5, 2015 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.

            She was born in Foreman, Arkansas on January 18, 1954, the daughter of Norman & Marie Pike Vandiver. Mary lived most her life in McCurtain County. She was employed by Fresenius Medical Center in Paris Texas & has worked in the Dialysis field for over 26 years. Mary was a faithful member as well as a Sunday school teacher at Bokhoma Community Church. She was a loving & most cherished wife, mother & Nana. She enjoyed being around her beloved family and friends.

            Many people say there's nothing like a mother's love, and they're right. My mother was a wonderful person who showed love to everyone. She was caring and beautiful, inside and out. She loved life, her family, and her friends. My mother taught me to do the same. She raised me to be strong, just like she was. One of my favorite memories of her is when she would tell stories of when I was little. Then in that very moment, I saw in her eyes the love she had for me. The day before Mama went to heaven, she hugged me tightly, held me close, and said "I love you baby boy. No matter how old you are, you always will be your mother's baby boy." Tell those you love that you love them every chance you get. You don't know what God has in store next. I love you Mama, but don't worry because I will see you again one day. Rest in peace, my dearest mother, my best friend, my beautiful angel. I know you are watching over us every day. I'll never forget our talks. Thank you for being the best mom a son could have. Thank you for giving the best part of you to all of us. Your devotion and sacrifice no one can deny. Your love is everlasting and you'll be in my heart always to stay. We love you, Mom & we send to you across the miles all our love our warmest hug thank you for being you.

            Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Norman & Marie Pike Vandiver, one son, Richard Alford, a granddaughter, Morgan Alford, two sisters, Pat Akin and Sandra Ann Carlstead and one brother, William Vandiver.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her loving husband of almost 43 years Kenneth Alford of the home. One son, Kevin Lee Alford & wife Ashlee of Oklahoma City. Two brothers, Junior Vandiver & wife Peggy of Longview, TX; Perry Vandiver & wife Vicki of Foreman, AR. Three sisters, Judy Gammon of Idabel, OK; Caroline Ford of Mobile, AL; Norma & husband Edward of Moon, OK. She also leaves three grandchildren, Chris Young, Kathryn Alford, and Jasper Young, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

            Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Norwood-Nation Chapel in Idabel, OK. The Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at Norwood-Nation Funeral Home with Johnny Proctor and Tad Webber officiating.

 

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

 

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MARY PAULINE WORLEY WAGNER 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.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Leo Keller Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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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 1891 AR1, William Joseph 1865 AR2, Joseph David 1842 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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MELISSA ISABELL ELLIS GOLDTRAP ALFORD

 

People’s Cooperative Funeral Home

Lone Wolf, Kiowa Co., OK—_____ September 2102

 

            Melissa Isabell (Goldtrap) Alford was born to Jacob Henry and Lillian (McBride) Ellis in Hobart [Kiowa Co.], Oklahoma on September 27, 1920 and passed away in Cordell, Oklahoma on September 1, 2012 at the age of 91 years, 11 months and 5 days.

            Isabell grew up in and graduated High School in Hobart, OK. She married John Emil Goldtrap in April of 1937 and he passed away in 1978. She later married Herbert Alford in 1979 and he passed away in 2000.

            She received an Associate’s degree in bookkeeping from an Oklahoma City Business School. She worked at the Ben Franklin Variety Store and at the General Motors/ Chevrolet Dealership as a Bookkeeper until she retired. She enjoyed playing cards and dominos, sewing, crocheting and visiting with people. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hobart.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands; a son, Robert Leon Goldtrap; 6 brothers, Lloyd, Henry, George, Tom, Howard and Jack Ellis and a sister Mary Jo Parker.

            Survivors include 2 sons, Joe Goldtrap and wife Melveda of Sewartville, Minnesota and Gene Goldtrap and wife Judy of Williston, Florida; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

FAG photo requested 10/31/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her second husband’s lineage: Herbert J. 1914 OK1, Casper 1876 OK2, George B. 1923 OK3, Aleric 1880 OK4, George Wildcat 1825 ?? 5.

 

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MICHAEL ALFORD

 

SHAWNEE NEWS-STAR

Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—Sunday, 27 May 2012

 

            Michael Alford, 52, of Shawnee, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, in Shawnee.

            Viewing will be 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 29. Graveside service will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 29, at Brown Family Cemetery in Shawnee with Pastor Chad Brodrick, Tecumseh First Assembly of God, officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh. To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.

FAG photo requested 7/30/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MICHAEL LYNN ALFORD

AAFA #0036

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Wednesday, 15 February 2012

 

 

EDMOND—Michael L. Alford, age 60, of Edmond, Oklahoma, was born August 15, 1951, in Plattsburg, New York, and passed from this life February 12, 2012. Michael was the Director of Risk Management for SandRidge Energy for over 2 years.

            He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Nancy; and daughter, Cassie Alford-Achenbach and husband Matthew of Guthrie.

            A Memorial Service honoring Michael’s life will be held in mid August in upstate New York. Arrangements provided by the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, Moore, OK.

 

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PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Thursday, 16 February 2012

 

EDMOND, Okla.—Michael Lynn Alford, 60, of Edmond, Okla., passed Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City. His wife of 38 years, Nancy; his daughter, Cassie; and his son-in-law, Matthew, were by his side.

            He was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y., on Aug. 15, 1951, the son of the late Marilyn Alford (Traynor); brother to Mariann Alford of Lexington, Mass.; grandson to the late Clarence and Pearle Traynor; and nephew of Norman and Beverly Peryer of West Chazy.

            Michael was a graduate of Mount Assumption Institute, as well as a very proud graduate of Clarkson University, with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. At the time of his death, he was the director of risk management for Sandridge Energy in Oklahoma City. He was very well respected for his work ethic and well loved by all who worked with him. Michael enjoyed his work, as well as all things outdoors, particularly fishing. Most of all, he loved his family and going to basketball games with his daughter. Michael made it a priority to give all he loved his best, and he never disappointed. He was a strong man with a kind heart and could make a friend in a moment, especially with animals. Michael’s strength will carry his family and those that loved him through this difficult time.

            There will be a memorial to celebrate his life in August in Plattsburgh.

            In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate in his name to either the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society of the United States.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Maurice Lloyd Alford; and sister Melaney Alford in New York Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            His lineage: Michael Lynn 1951 NY1, Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY2, B. McClure 1903 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Ruel 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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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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MINNIE MARIE DUNHAM ALFORD

 

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Dudley Funeral Homes

Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK—_____ March 2003

 

            Mary Dunham [sic] 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….

 

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Photo from Sterling Cemetery, Ryan, Jefferson Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cokeman2

 

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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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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NICOLA RUTH ALFORD ANTHONY

Aunt of Clifford Earl Alford, AAFA #1014

 

Strode Funeral Home

Stillwater, Payne Co., OK—_____ December 2010

 

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            Nicola Ruth Anthony, 88, died on December 5, 2010 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Stillwater Church Of Christ with Dean Bryce, minister, officiating. Interment will follow at Carney cemetery. Family will greet friends Tuesday December 7, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            She was born on January 26, 1922 to Robert Brooks Alford and Martha Teresa Alford in Scipio, Oklahoma. She married Willie Alva Anthony on December 24, 1940 in Memphis, Texas.

            She attended Rolla/Wellington Public Schools and was a member of the Stillwater Church of Christ. She was a beloved mother, wife, and inspiration to all who knew her. She was a timeless worker and managed Central Drug in Stillwater for 15 years. She and her husband Alva owned and operated Anthony’s Grocery, Dry Goods, and Feed in Carney, Oklahoma for over 25 years. An ardent OSU supporter throughout her life, she cared most deeply about her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A consummate cook, she cooked Sunday dinner for anyone who might show up at her home. She was the strength and matriarch of her entire family. She was loved and will be missed by us all.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Willie Alva Anthony, whom she married over 70 years ago, her parents; three brothers, Dallas Alford, Clovis Pat Alford and Wilson Parish Alford as well as an infant son who died shortly after birth.

            She is survived by her two sons, Dr. Bobby Doyce Anthony and his wife Paula of Stillwater, Calvin J. Anthony and his wife Linda of Stillwater, three daughters, Judy Lynn Conn of Mansfield, TX, Patricia Ann Keys and her husband Tom of Stillwater, and Sherry Sue Longan and her husband Stan of Stillwater. As well as 17 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.

            Pallbearers will be, Luke Anthony, Andrew Anthony, Josh Conn, Rob Wood, Austin McGinis, and Matt Keys….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Spain Ingle

 

            See the obituaries of her brothers Clovis Pat Alford and Paris Wilson Alford Anthony in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Nicola Ruth 1922 OK1, Robert Brooks 1892 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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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.

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Belle Vista Cemetery, El Dorado, Butler Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

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 obituaries of his siblings Clovis Pat Alford and Nicola Ruth Alford Anthony 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 ANN “PATSY” ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—9 August 2012

 

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DEL CITY—Patricia “Patsy” Ann Alford died on August 6, 2012 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born on April 21, 1958 in Jackson, Mississippi. Her parents and grandparents preceded her in death.

            Survivors include brother, Danny, sisters, Debbie and Tina and aunt, Betty. She is also survived by the light of her life son, Joshua Wingate and grandson, Donnie. She was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, niece and friend.

            Patsy grew up in the Midwest City-Del City area. She is a 1976 graduate of Del City High School. She was a woman of great spiritual faith and accepted Christ as her Savior in her early adult life. Throughout Patsy’s life she faced many challenges and obstacles, but her faith was the key ingredient to a successful life. Patsy had a smile that warmed your heart. Her laugh was infectious and reflected her kind and gentle spirit. Her home was a testimony of her grace and giving spirit. She was a friend to many and offered encouraging words, prayers and any help you needed. When you were Patsy’s friend, you had a prayer warrior and friend forever.

            Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at the Barnes-Friederich Funeral Home, 1820 S. Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK 73130. Private burial following.

FAG photo requested 10/31/2015

 

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

 

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PATRICIA MILLER ALFORD LANIER

Daughter of David Gaston Alford, AAFA #0503

 

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Photos from her Find A Grave memorial

 

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.

 

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Photos from Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mark – no way to contact – appears inactive, FAG owns memorial

Taken by inactive photographer, Mark

 

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 obituaries of her father, David Gaston Alford Sr.; and brother David Gaston Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            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).

 

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Photos from Rosedale Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Abelli

 

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.

 

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EVENING NEWS

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—_____ May 2005

 

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            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford and Leanne W. Roden.

            His lineage: Paul Rudolph 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.

 

In another article:

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, OkieBran

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, CatheaC

 

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 “POKEY” COOPER 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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pocahontas P. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 4 May 1919, last residence Stigler, Haskell Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of her son James Warren Alford in Iowa Obituaries.

 

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RAMONA M. WEDDLE ALLFORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial at Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK

 

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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RANDALL WAYNE ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 10 April 2012

 

            Alford, Randall Wayne, 48, inventor and specialist manager, died Sunday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Discovery Church (Yanda and Son, Yukon [Canadian Co.]).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Dale Scott Alford; and brother Bobby Edgar Alford in this compilation.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 (Ancestry.com): Randall Wayne Alford was born 17 Sept 1963 in Dallas Co., TX, son of Dale Scott Alford and Jimmie Lois Thomas.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Randall Wayne 1963 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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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” 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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Rebecca Ida 1913 NY1, Charles Augustus 1887 PA2, Dory Willis 1857 PA3, James Boyd 1827 PA4, Zenas 1789 CT5, Seth 1754 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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ROBERT BRUCE “EMMITT” ALFORD

 

Cooper Funeral Home

Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., OK—_____ January 2015

 

January 28, 1981 - January 20, 2015

 

            Robert Bruce “Emmit” Alford, 33, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma passed away, Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Oklahoma City.

            Wake Services will be 6:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Brendle Corner. Burial will be 9:00 a.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 at Brown Family Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

 

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

 

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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.

 

In another article:

 

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.

 

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.

Brother of Wessylyne Alford Simpson, AAFA #1034

 

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.

FAG photo requested 8/21/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Charley Alford (with additional genealogical notes) 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.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999, pp. 6–7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Romeo James 1923 OK1, Wesley Dow 1882 MS2, Matthew Solomon 1860 MS3, Solomon B. 1828 AL4, Littleberry B. 1801 NC5.

 

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RONALD JEROME ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Sunday, 7 February 2010

 

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            Ronald Jerome Alford, also known as Sheri Powers, 6/24/27~1/26/10 [sic: he was born in 1947].

            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.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Heinsch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Ronald J. Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list his correct birth date, 24 June 1947, last residence Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Willie Sue Barnes Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            His lineage: Ronald Jerome 1947 MS1, Chester “Ebb” 1914 MS2, Lod Samuel 1888 MS3, James Thomas 1861 MS4, Julius C. 1830 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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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).

 

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Photo from Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Comanche Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DF Scott

 

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.

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

 

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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).

 

In another article:

 

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....

 

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Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, McClain Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, PattiG

 

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 fount 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. HENDERSON 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).

 

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Photo from Trice Hill Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from In Memory – LM thru Edit 7/30/2014 – again 9/19/2014 – no way to contact

Taken by photographer, In Memory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SARAH JANE HULL ALFORD

 

LAWTON CONSTITUTION

Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—Thursday, 27 February 1947

 

MRS. ALFORD, 82, DIES EARLY TODAY

 

            Mrs. Sarah Jane Alford, 82, Oklahoma pioneer and Lawton resident since 1912, died at 1 a.m. today in the family home, 711 H. She became ill with a kidney ailment Wednesday morning.

            Born Sarah Jane Hull Jan. 7, 1865, at Vanwert, Ohio, she was married to Charles M. Alford in 1881. They came to Oklahoma in 1899, to homestead near Mulhall [Logan Co.].

            The couple moved to Lawton in 1912. Mr. Alford died here In December, 1924. Mrs. Alford was a member of the local First Christian church.

            Survivors include five children, Mrs. Fanny M. Crosby and J.W. Alford, both of the home address; Mrs. John [Nellie] Harrison, Lamont, Okla.; Mrs. Hanna C. Michael, Shelton, Wash., and L.R. Alford, 527 F; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and three nieces.

            Services are set for 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Lawton Funeral home. Rev. Ivan J. Young, First Christian church pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. D.C. Squyrcs, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

            The body will lie in rest in the home until time of services. Burial will be in Highland cemetery.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Lawton, Comanche Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Frank & Shirley Hankins - sahankins@sbcglobal.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

Memorial# 10693086

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Loyal Roscoe Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles M. 1860 MO1, John 1825 KY2, Payton 1785 VA3, Jacob 1757 VA4, James 1715 VA5.

 

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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

Permission granted by the photographer, Charlie Chapman

 

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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THELMA MARIE ALFORD SMITH

 

Photo from gravestone

 

DUNCAN BANNER

Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—Saturday, 31 March 2012

 

            Thelma Marie Smith, 79, of Comanche, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012, at Duncan Regional Hospital in Duncan.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, in the Carter-Smart Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dean Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Duncan Cemetery, under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.

            Thelma was born June 10, 1932 to Marvin Price Alford and Gladys Olive (Lemons) Alford. She was born at home in the Woodlawn Community, in Grady County, on land that her grandfather obtained in one of the final Oklahoma Land Lotteries.

            She attended Starr School, for which she remained an active alumni. She lived her entire life in the Duncan, Marlow and Comanche area.

            Thelma went to work at Lahey’s Nursing Home in 1966 and in 1972 got her LPN License from Great Plains Vo-Tech in Lawton. In 1977, she went on to obtain her Nursing Home Administrator license from the University of Oklahoma.

            She retired in 1993 from Lahey’s Nursing Home, after 27 years. Thelma then went to work at Duncan’s Home Real Estate in 1993 and retired from there in 2005 due to health reasons.

            Thelma married James Charlie Smith on Jan. 21, 1950 and he preceded her in death in June of 1997. To this union nine children were born.

            Thelma is survived by her four sons and five daughters, Roy (Rusty) and Karen Smith, Linda and Billy Ford, Lola Copeland, Ronald (Wayne) Smith and Rae Smith, Betty and Ed Naff, Helen Jones, James (Oscar) and Robbin Smith, Lena (Gail) Smith, and Robert Smith and girlfriend Joyce Woodhead; 26 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Ida Lesher; one sister-in-law, Kay Alford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Thelma was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Deward Martin, Willie Alford and Marvin Alford; three sisters, Oma Hartz, Claudia Adamson and Mary Alford; two grandchildren; Andy Copeland and Kevin Ballard; one daughter-in-law, Laurie Smith; and two sons-in-law, Perry Whittington and Kenneth Jones.

            Bearers will be Sam Cooper, Lynn Parr, David Duwe, Bill Jones, Glenn Johnson and Eric Davis. Honorary bearers are Neal Owen, Kenneth Alexander, Norman Simmons, Allen Johnson, Godfrey Riles and Mike Harwell.

 

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Photo from Duncan Municipal Cemetery, Duncan, Stephens Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Audrey (McConnell) Calger

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother Willie Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Thelma Marie 1932 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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THOMAS ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

WEEKLY NEWS

Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—Thursday, 17 April 1947

 

T.A. ALFORD DIES AT AGE OF 90 HERE

LIVING NEAR STRATFORD FROM 1904 UNTIL FOUR YEARS AGO, THEN IN ADA

 

            Thomas Alexander Alford died Tuesday morning [April 15] at the home of a son, Fay Alford, 1200 East Third, He was 90 years, five months, 17 days old.

            The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Criswell Funeral Home, Rev. Chester L. Mason assisted by Rev. A.A. Puckett officiating; burial will be in Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alford was born in 1856 at Greenwood [Leflore Co.], Miss., and was married to Effie E. Stevens of Gipson, Ark. They moved to Oklahoma in 1904, settling near Stratford. He lived the last four years in Ada.

            Mrs. Alford and two daughters are dead.

            One daughter, Mrs. Gladys McFadden of Los Angeles, Calif., survives, as do three sons, Eugene and Fay of Ada, Charley of Stratford; there are seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Abelli

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1860 and 1870, Thomas is listed with his family in Carroll Co., MS.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford and Leanne W. Roden.

            His lineage: Thomas Alexander 1856 MS1, James Henry 1825 AL2, John William 1801 GA3.

 

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THOMAS WILDCAT ALFORD, SR.

Father of Ruth Francis Alford Musick, AAFA #0778

Grandfather of Elroy Raymond Alford, AAFA #0563

 

Thomas Wildcat Alford

Photo from Elroy 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.

 

Life Reviewed

 

            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.

 

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Photo from Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Pottawatome Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer, MillieBelle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Ruth Francis Alford Musick; and his grandchildren Jesse Leon Alford and Laquana Jean Alford Cizek 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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TROY RONALD “RONNIE” HALLFORD

 

Bishop Funeral Service

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—_____ July 2014

 

Troy

April 11, 1953 - July 8, 2014

 

            Troy Ronald “Ronnie” Hallford, 61 of McAlester, Oklahoma died July 8, 2014 in McAlester, Oklahoma….

            Funeral Service will be: 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 at Apostolics of McAlester, 201 West Jackson, McAlester, OK officiating by Rev. Bobby Price and Brother Joel Price. Interment will follow Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery

            Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

            Born to Troy Leon and Margery Catherine (Bruner) Hallford April 11, 1953 in Sacramento, California. Ron graduated from Skyline High School at Urbana, Missouri. He then attended Stockton Bible College. Ron owned and operated a bakery at Hartshorne for a few years. He married Becky Amos June 7, 1991 at Sherman, Texas. Ron worked as an Inventory Control Specialist at Berry Plastics until December of 2012 when he was unable to work due to his health. He enjoyed: bass fishing, camping, nature and being outdoors. Ron also liked to play guitar and accordion. He enjoyed riding motorcyles and woodworking. He loved his pet dog “Lexi”. Ron was a member of the Apostolics of McAlester where he had played guitar for church services.

            Survived by: Wife: Becky Hallford of the home; Mother, Margery Hallford of McAlester, Oklahoma; Sons: Matthew Hallford and wife, Liz of McAlester, Oklahoma, Kyle Clark and wife, Martha of McAlester, Oklahoma, Bryan Clark and wife, Kogee of McAlester,Oklahoma. Daughters: Carla Hallfor of Branson, Missouri, April Hallford of Branson, Missouri. Grandchildren: Kobe Clark, Luke Clark, Madison Hallford, Zoey Hallford, Seneca Clark, Imaiya Clark. Brother: Randal Hallford and wife, Patti of Iowa Park, Texas. Sister: Cathy Walling of McAlester, Oklahoma. Mother and father-in-law: Walter and Sarah Amos of McAlester, Oklahoma.

            Six brother’s-in-law and two sister’s-in-law, and numerous other family members and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Leon Hallford.

            Active Pallbearers will be Paul Amos, Larry Amos, David Amos, Tim Amos, Mark Amos and Pat Walling.

            Honorary Pallbearers will be Randy Hallford, Josh Hallford and Berry Plastic Co-Workers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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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.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet LaMotte

 

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.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Preston Halford, in this compilation.

 

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VELMA ARLENA SHIELDS ALFORD CHAMBERS

 

Benjamin Funeral Service

Nowata, Nowata Co., OK—_____ April 2008

 

            On July 23, 1923 a baby girl, Velma Arlena Chambers was born to Willie and Emma (Jackson) Shields, in Virgil [Choctaw Co.], Oklahoma.

            The sun set on her life April 5, 2008, at Jane Phillips Medical Center, in Bartlesville, after reaching the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 12 days.

            She was educated in Virgil and in 1947 she moved to the Nowata area where she has made her home since. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Church Mission where she held many positions. She loved to volunteer and loved her church family very much. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. When she wasn’t caring for her family or volunteering at the church she could be found sewing, fishing, attending to her flowers and gardens. A very loving person, Mrs. Chambers will be missed by all who ever met her.

            Preceding Mrs. Chambers in death are her parents Willie and Emma Shields; two husbands, Verdie David Alford, and Willie Chambers; a brother, H.B. Shields; and a sister Opal Greasham.

            Those she leaves behind to mourn her passing are ten children, Nathaniel Alford, of Nowata, Betty Kirkendoll, and husband Lawrence, of Oklahoma City, Mary Alford Hubbard, of Nowata, Gracie L. Tilman, and husband David, of Taylors, South Carolina, Tealla A. Phillips, of Oklahoma City, Willie Alford, of Nowata, Henry David Alford, of Nowata, Cordell Alford, and his wife Tonya, of Owasso, Harlene Alford, and his wife Carrie, of Columbus, Kansas, Velma DeSilva, and her husband Edward, of McKinney, Texas; thirty eight grandchildren; forty nine great grandchildren; twenty five great-great grandchildren; a sister, Juanita Akins, and husband John, of Hugo, Oklahoma; many nieces, nephews, as well as a host of other relatives, and friends.

            Services are entrusted to Benjamin Funeral Home, of Nowata.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Velma A. Chambers (SS# issued in OK), last residence Nowata, Nowata Co., OK.

            See the obituaries of her children Mary Alice Alford Hubbard and Willie Wilford Alford in this compilation.

 

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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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VICKIE ELIZABETH WHITE ALFORD

 

NEWS PRESS

Stillwater, Payne Co., OK—Thursday, 15 October 2015

 

            Vicki Elizabeth Alford, of Sheffield, was called home to Heaven on Oct. 9, 2015, after suffering from chronic illness for the last several years.

            She was born on Aug. 31, 1948, in Minden, Nebraska, and grew up most of her younger life in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She lived and worked her earlier adult life for Mid-Continent Life Insurance Co. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as a secretary. In 1995, she relocated to the Shoals to be closer to her only sister, Jodi and worked as a secretary at her brother-in-law's medical practice, Daniel J. Wenzl, M.D. in Muscle Shoals.

            Vicki was a quiet, modest, kind soul who enjoyed travel, dining and attending local auctions with Jodi and Dan. She was a lifelong member of Amaranth, Eastern Star, and the White Shrine. She was a member of the Sheffield First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed everything Disney, especially Mickey Mouse.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Robert White; mother, Elizabeth June Holmes Peachee.

            She is survived by her sister, Jodi Wenzl (Dan); stepmother, Barbara White, of Stillwater, Oklahoma; niece, Roxanne Schlaver, of Biddeford, Maine; nephew, Timothy Sliger, of Atlanta; stepbrothers, Mickey Wick, Danny Wick (Cheryl), and Randy Wick (Jill); most importantly, her constant feline companion, Blackie. She will be sorely missed by her family and those who knew her.

            A graveside service will be performed by Strodes Funeral Service in Stillwater Oklahoma, on Saturday, Oct.17, 2015, at 3 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Gardens….

 

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

 

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VIRGINIA MARIAN MARCINA ALFORD

 

VERNAL EXPRESS

Vernal, Uintah Co., UT—28 May 2003 [obituary date is wrong]

 

 

            Virginia Marian Marcina Alford, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and wonderful friend, passed away on May 23, 2002 [sic—2003] in Seminole, Okla., after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

            She was born on May 27, 1930 in Rock Springs, Wyo. to Valentine Marcina and Ann Saso Marcina. She married Lonnie E. Alford Jr. on July 1, 1961 in Rock Springs, Wyo. They moved to Vernal in 1961 and raised a son and two daughters. In 2001 Virginia moved to Oklahoma to be with her family and to start her cancer treatments.

            Mom was always a happy mom and always had a smile on her face. She loved to be outside and active and loved her weekend barbecues. Her greatest love was her kids and grandchildren and she loved to be with them. She will be greatly missed.

            Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie and sister Alice.

            She is survived by her son Larry Alford, Shawnee, Oklahoma; two daughters, July (Sam) Arbgast, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Lisa (Louis) Jackson, Seminole, Oklahoma; and six grandchildren, Rex & Jessica McCarley, Heather Alford, Nicholas Kelsey and Randy Jackson; her sister Helen Koritnik, Rock Sprigs, Wyo., and sister Florence (Frank Cilensek, Rock Springs, Wyo.

 

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Photo from Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah Co., UT Cemetery,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barb Aker

 

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

            We included the obituary of her husband, Lonnie Erwin Alford Jr., in Utah Obituaries.

 

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WALLACE MADISON 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

 

Brown’s Funeral Service

Atoka, Atoka Co., OK—_____ October 2013

 

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            Wallace Madison Alford, age 61, a Caney, OK resident was born on Friday, September 19, 1952, to Arnold and Lillie (Tigert) Alford, at Caney, OK.Wallace passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Atoka, OK. He graduated from Caney High School. Before retiring Wallace was a Welding Supervisor at Sundowner Trailers. He married Vicky Zacharias on July 3, 1971 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Caney, OK. Wallace was a member of Voca Baptist Church. He enjoyed roping, working with his border collies and horses, and going to playdays and rodeos with his grandchildren.

            Wallace is survived by his wife, Vicky Alford of the home in Caney, OK; son, Greg Alford and wife Trecia of Caney, OK; daughter-in-law, Leslie Graham of Caney, OK; brothers, Neal Alford and wife Trecia of Caney, OK, Bob Alford and wife Ella of Caney, OK, Jack Alford and wife Janice of Ft. Worth, TX, Carl Alford and wife Vickie of Thackerville, OK; sister, Mary Gay and husband Jim of Piedmont, OK; sisters-in-law, Gayla Smith of Caney, OK, Marilyn Keeton and husband Gene of Durant, OK; grandchildren, Jaycie Alford of Caney,OK, Kord Crews of Caney, OK, Kale Graham of Caney, OK, Cole Alford of Caney, OK, Chanci Alford of Caney, OK.; two special little friends, Aidan Johnson & Taigan Crites; aunt, Inez Jackson of Caney, OK.

            Wallace is preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Lillie (Tigert) Alford; son, Phillip Alford; brothers, Travis Alford, Buddy Alford, Don Alford; sister, Sammy Lee Alford; sister-in-law, Betty Alford.

 

DATE OF SERVICES: 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

PLACE OF SERVICES: Voca Baptist Church, Caney, Oklahoma

OFFICIATING: Bro. Trey Hedrick & Bro. Neal Alford

INTERMENT: Stewart Gammon Cemetery

CASKETBEARERS: Cole Alford, Kord Crews, Bob Alford, Carl Alford, Jack Alford, Neal Alford, Dan Ables, Brent Daniel, Mack Alford, Jim Gay, Don Workman, Wes Sanders

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS: Danny Crites, Chance Crites, Kevin Willis, Kasey Willis, Eddie Lee Willis, Jacob Alford, Bart Workman, Gene Keeton, Michael Lyday, Hank Lawson

 

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DAILY DEMOCRAT

Durant, Bryan Co., OK—Tuesday, 15 October 2013

 

            Wallace Madison Alford, age 61, a Caney, OK., who passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Atoka, OK. He was born on Friday, September 19, 1952, to Arnold and Lillie (Tigert) Alford, at Caney, OK.

            Services are at 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at Voca Baptist Church, Caney, Oklahoma. Family night was held Monday 6-8 p.m. Services under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Service in Atoka, Ok.

FAG photo requested 7/10/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Lillie Francis Tigert Alford; brother Buddy Marvin Alford; and grandfather James Henry Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, in Texas Obituaries; and of his brother Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374, in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Wallace Madison 1952 OK1, Arnold Allen 1908 OK2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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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

Brother of Wessylyne Alford Simpson, AAFA #1034

 

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 (with additional genealogical notes) 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.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999, pp. 6–7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Wesley L. 1913 OK1, Wesley Dow 1882 MS2, Matthew Solomon 1860 MS3, Solomon B. 1828 AL4, Littleberry B. 1801 NC5.

 

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WESLEY H. “BUD” HALFORD

 

ALTUS TIMES

Altus, Jackson Co. OK—Sunday, 29 May 1988

 

            W.H. (Bud) Halford, 78, Mangum, died Friday at Sayre Hospital after a year-long illness.

            Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday at the First Baptist Church…. Burial will be at Jester Cemetary [sic] under the direction of Greer Funeral Home.

            Halford was born October 27, 1909 to William and Cora Halford. He married Clara Evans on October 29, 1927 in Jester.

            As a young man he moved to Greer County and was a member of the Fist Baptist Church, of the Mangum Mounties and had a love for horses.

            Survivors include his wife, Clara, of the home; two daughters, Ida Rae Eggan, Lone Grove and Edna Gale Pitts, Corn; two sons, J.W. Halford, Phoenix, Ariz. And Weldon Halford, Snyder, Texas; two sisters, Hattie Mcdonald, Long Island, N.Y. and Ema Witt, Davis City, Iowa; one brother, John Halford, Mangum; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographers, Ed & Sue Anderson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wesley H. Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Willow, Greer Co., OK.

            See the obituary of his wife, Clara Lenora Evans Halford; and his sister-in-law Clara Lillie Price Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Weldon Ladon “Shorty” Halford in Texas Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage: Wesley H. 1909 OK1, William Riley 1860 AR2, Jonathan Fletcher 1818 NC3, David C. 1792 NC4, John 1768 VA5, James 1737 NC6.

 

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WILLIAM PRESTON HALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—18 March 2012

 

 

OKLAHOMA CITY—William Preston Halford, 89, died on March 15, 2012, in Oklahoma City.

            Bill was born in Denver, Colorado, December 23, 1922. He was the youngest of two children born to William Halford and Ruby Halbert.

            He is survived by his brother, Robert (Bob) Halford of Denver, Colorado; two nieces, Pamela Miles and Andrea Shea, CO; and one nephew, Jeff Halford, Hawaii.

            Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Vanda Virginia (VanValkenburg) Halford.

            He is also survived by Vanda’s three children, whom he raised and loved as his very own: 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. Also surviving are four nephews, Patrick Woolley, Michael Woolley, Frank VanValkenburg III, and Billy VanValkenburg.

            Bill attended the University of Denver, CO, where he played football. Bill left college and entered the Army in 1943 and served in the battles and campaigns of the Aleutian Islands for 23 months. He was Honorably Discharged in Nov. 1945. In 1945, he started his career with Standard Oil and retired with Exxon oil as purchasing agent. He loved playing golf and had the honor of two holes-in-one. He loved music and recording hundreds of songs from records to cassette tapes. Four words sum up Bill’s life: “Wonderful, Devoted, Caring, and Generous,” as a husband, dad, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend.

            Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at Smith & Kernke, 1401 N.W. 23rd Street; interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Rossi

Photo posted 26 Oct 2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Vanda Virginia Vanvalkenburg Halford, in this compilation.

 

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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.

            See the obituary of his sister Thelma Marie Alford Smith in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census in Starr, Grady Co., OK, Willis is age 2, so the SSDI record is incorrect.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            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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WILLIE WILFORD ALFORD

 

Benjamin Funeral Service

Nowata, Nowata Co., OK—_____ May 2012

 

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            Lifelong Nowata resident Willie Wilford Alford (64) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 1, 2012, in Nowata.

            He entered into this life August 4, 1947 the son of Virdie David and Velma (Shields) Alford. Willie attended Lincoln School and graduated from Nowata High School in 1967 and entered into the United States Navy in September of 1968. On June 6, 1986 he married Linda Hill in Nowata. Willie worked for Nowata County District 1, where he was working on his 42 year of employment. He loved raising a wonderful garden that fed many family and friends. You could always find him at a Nowata Ironmen football game as he never missed one. He was proud of his school and football team. When not rooting on the Ironmen, or working his garden, you could find Willie working at Mount Olive Baptist Church, where he was known as “The Deacon” or was called (Deac) for short. He loved his Church family almost as much as he loved his own family. They all held a special place in his heart. After a long day Willie liked to relax watching westerns on television. Willie was a very special person that will be missed by all who knew him.

            Preceding Mr. Alford in death are his parents, Virdie David and Velma Alford, and his baby girl Trina Tucker Martin.

            Those left behind to mourn his passing are his children; Kevin (Amy) Hill, of Owasso, Markesha Hill, of Nowata, and Micelle Perkins, of Florida; grandchildren, Jacquelin, Nakyia, Kentray, of Oklahoma City, Dayne, of Nowata, Mackenzie, and Grant, of Owasso, ten other grandchildren; one great grandchild; siblings, Nathaniel Alford, of Nowata, Betty and husband Lawrence Krikendoll, of Oklahoma City, Mary Hubbard, of Nowata, Tealla Phillips, of Oklahoma City, Velma and husband Edward DeSilva, of McKinney, Texas, Gracie and husband David Tilmon, Taylors, South Carolina, Henry Alford, of Nowata, Cordell (Tonya) Alford, of Columbus, Ohio, Harlene and wife Carrie Alford, of Columbus, Ohio; one aunt, Junita Akins, of Hugo; special friends, James Lucky, Waymond Hubbard, Theresa and Ann Hill of Nowata, Gail Hersey of Charlotte, North Carolina; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Wilson

 

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

            See the obituaries of his mother, Velma Arlena Shields Alford Chambers; and sister Mary Alice Alford Hubbard in this compilation.

 

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WILMA MARIE ALFORD BOOTH

Niece of Cal Dee Alford, AAFA #0867

 

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Wilma and her husband, James Hilton Booth, 1989

Photo from Helen Bowden Molezzo, granddaughter of Vere Alford Bowden - used with permission

 

TULSA WORLD

Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK—Saturday, 9 April 2005

 

RED OAK—Wilma Booth, 67, counselor, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, First Assembly of God. Jones-Harkins, Wilburton.

 

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Photo from Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Latimer Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, OkieBran

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 9 Oct 1937, last residence Red Oak, Latimer Co., OK.

            See the obituary of her mother, Alice Elizabeth Raleigh Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Wilma Marie 1937 OK1, James Dalton 1908 OK2, Harvey Lee 1882 AR3, James C. 1844 AL4, Calvin H. 1813 NC5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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WILSON ERIC ALLFORD

 

Wilson Eric Allford

Photo from his gravestone

 

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.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

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. ANTHONY ALFORD

 

THE OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—Tuesday, 7 December 2004

 

            Alford, Zella E., 95, died Sunday [December 5]. Graveside services 11 a.m. today, Hillside Cemetery (Yoakum-Damet).

 

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Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, McClain Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, PattiG

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zella E. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 2 Jan 1909, last residence Purcell, McClain Co., OK.

            Her maiden name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            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 1909 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.