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South Carolina Obituaries

LAST CHECKED OBITS ARCHIVE JULY 27 2011 – ALL SPELLINGS, ALL YEARS

ALSO GOT HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS ON GENEALOGY BANK – 22 OBITUARIES LISTED

 

SOUTH CAROLINA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) held its 2008 Annual Meeting in Columbia, South Carolina. We made a special effort to obtain obituaries of all “Alfords” who died in that state and are publishing our entire collection of South Carolina obituaries on this website.

 

This compilation will be updated periodically as we acquire new obituaries.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 5 AUGUST 2011

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

 

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

 

See also “Smith / Race Genealogy,” with extensive notes and photos, of Wade Smith Jr., son of Wade Smith and Lovinia Alford (Joseph Valine 1908 SC2, Joseph Preston 1877 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7).

 

2. Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis

 

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

 

3. Known Descendants of Jacob Alford, born 1738 VA, & Mary Pace

This line goes back to John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations (DNA Group One)

 

4. Known Descendants of Prudence _____ Alford: [the name of Prudence’s husband is not known]

 

5. Known Descendants of Elizabeth Harrell Alford, born July 1818 SC [the name of Elizabeth’s husband is not known], through her sons John William Alford and Calhoun Alford

 

6. Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford, born 1802 SC

 

7. Known Descendants of Nero Alford, born 1808 SC

 

8. Known Descendants of Coleman Alford, born 1846 SC, and his wife Ester

 

9. Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll

 

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The frequently cited source Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald is online.

 

 

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ADA GERTRUDE WILLIAMS ALFORD ARNETTE

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 17 July 1977

 

ROWLAND, N.C.—Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Williams Alford Arnette will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in Ashpole Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Blanton-Cottingham Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Arnette, 85, died Saturday [July 16] in a Dillon, S.C. hospital after an illness.

            Mrs. Arnette was born in Morganton, a daughter of the late Sion Walter [sic: Alexander Bernard—see below] and Ella Hallyburton Williams. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Dillon, S.C.

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. L.V. Hyman [Katherine], Mrs. G. Holmes Bell [Ada Williams] and Mrs. O. Kenneth McCutcheon [Elizabeth Patience], all of Dillon, S.C.; a step-son, Rochelle Arnette of Floydale, S.C.; three step-daughters, Mrs. Nell Burke of Florida City, Fla., Mrs. Hattie Carroll of Lumberton, and Mrs. Edna Earl Richardson of Lilesville, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and 16 step-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 19 July 1977

 

Name: Ada Williams Alford

Parents: Alexander Bernard and Ella Halyburton Williams

Spouse: 1. Sion Walter Alford 2. Julius Bonell Arnette

Date of Birth/Age: Age 85

Place of Birth: Morganton, NC

Date of Death: Saturday

Place of Death: Dillon

Place of Burial: Ashpole Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Rowland, NC

 

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

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada Arnette (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 April 1892. Her death date is listed as _____ July 1977, and her last residence is Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Sion Walter Alford; and her daughters Ada Williams Alford Bell, Elizabeth Patience Alford McCutcheon, and Katherine Alford Spooner Hyman in this compilation.

            The obituary of her daughter Katherine provides Ada’s middle name. The obituary extract of her son-in-law Owen Kenneth McCutcheon provides the name of his wife, Ada’s daughter:

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 3 October 2006

 

Name: Owen Kenneth “Ken” McCutcheon

Parents: O. Kenneth and May Parker McCutcheon

Spouse: Elizabeth Patience Alford McCutcheon

Date of Birth/Age: Age 82, Born September 22, 1924

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Saturday, September 30, 2006

Place of Death: His residence

Place of Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery (World War II Army Veteran )

 

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ADA LEE HAYES ALFORD

 

[Although she died in VA, we are publishing her obituary here because of her close ties to SC.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 5 March 1968

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Ada Hayes Alford, 83, widow of James F. Alford, died Sunday [March 3] in Virginia Beach, Va., after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bethea Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery [Dillon Co., SC].

            Mrs. Alford was a daughter of the late James F. and Alice Berry Hayes.

            Surviving are two sons, James F. Alford Jr. and Thomas Brooks Alford, both of Douglas, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. T.M. Glassburner of Azores, Portugal, Mrs. Stephen T. Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. James C. Henderson Sr. of Rowland, N.C.; a foster daughter, Mrs. Paul Carmichael of Dillon; two brothers, Austin Hayes of Bishopville, and Vernon Hayes of Latta; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Stanton of Dillon and Mrs. Dessie Coleman of Latta.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 January 1886, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Frierson Alford Jr.; and her daughters Ada Mae Alford, Effie Alford Douglas, and Rebecca Alford Henderson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Thomas Brooks Alford Sr. in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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ADA MAE ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 8 July 1926

 

            Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Alford will regret to learn of the death of their 14 month old daughter, Ada May, which occurred at Florence Sunday morning [July 4] where the little one had been taken for treatment. The interment was made at Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Sunday afternoon at 5:30.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Frierson Alford Jr. and Ada Lee Hayes Alford; and her sisters Rebecca Alford Henderson and Effie Alford Douglas in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Thomas Brooks Alford Sr. in Georgia Obituaries.

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot as her parents and sisters Rebecca and Effie:

 

                        Ada Mae daughter of James F. & Ada Mae Alford 1925-1926

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ada Mae 1925 SC1, James Frierson 1883 SC2, James Frierson 1846 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ADA WILLIAMS ALFORD BELL

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 1 April 1993

 

Name: Ada (Widdy) Bell

Parents: Sion Walter and Ada Williams Alford

Spouse: Gustavious Holmes Bell, Jr.

Date of Birth/Age: Age 79

Place of Birth: Rowland, NC

Date of Death: Wednesday, March 31, 1993

Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada W. Bell (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 June 1913.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sion Walter Alford and Ada Gertrude Williams Alford Arnette; and her sisters Elizabeth Patience Alford McCutcheon and Katherine Alford Spooner Hyman in this compilation.

 

Her husband’s obituary:

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 May 1990

 

Name: Gustavous Holmes Bell, Jr.

Parents: Gustavous Holmes, Sr. and Addie Hamilton Bell

Spouse: Ada William Alford Bell

Date of Birth/Age: Age 76

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Friday

Place of Burial: Evergreen Cemetery

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ada Williams 1913 NC1, Sion Walter 1886 NC2, Wiley Cherry 1852 NC3, Jacob 1789 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ADDIE ANINA “NINA” ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 3 October 1970

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Miss Nina Alford, 87, died Friday morning [October 2] at a Dillon hospital after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cottingham Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

            Miss Alford, a lifelong resident of Dillon County, was a daughter of the late Daniel and Betty Walter Alford. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include a nephew, Laval Osteen of Dillon; and three great-nieces.

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nina Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 20 Aug 1883.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Daniel Warren Alford (with census records) and Elizabeth F. “Bettie” Walter Alford; and her siblings Adfull Pierce Alford, James Augustus Alford, and Harriet Onelia Alford Osteen in this compilation.

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot with her sister Harriet and brother Adfull:

 

            Addie Anina “Nina” Alford 8/20/1883-10/2/1970

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Nina 1883 SC1, Daniel Warren 1839 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ADDIE JANE ROUSE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 9 February 1982

 

Name: Addie Jane Rouse Alford

Parents: William and Fleetie Barnhill Rouse

Spouse: Owen G. Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 77

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Friday [February 5]

Place of Death: a Marion nursing home

Place of Burial: Aynor Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 June 1904 and died _____ Feb 1982, last residence Aynor, Horry Co., SC.

            SSDI records show that Owen Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 22 Feb 1898 and died _____ Dec 1986, last residence Aynor, Horry Co., SC.

            On Owen Gurley Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 26, a self-employed farmer living in Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC. He was born 1 May 1898, names Nettie Alford of Galivants Ferry as his nearest relative, and signed with his mark. On the WWI Draft Registration of Owen’s twin brother, Noah Webster Alford, he said he was born 21 February 1898 and also named Mrs. Nettie Alford.

 

1910 CENSUS

Galivants Ferry (District 52), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #22:

 

Nettie L. Alford                 head           32   SC SC SC       widow    farmer

                                                                                             7 children, 4 living

Noah                                     son           12   SC SC SC

Owen                                    son           12   SC SC SC

Quincy                                  son             9   SC SC SC

Allen M.                               son             5   SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Galivants Ferry (District 62), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #74:

 

John Alford        head         40   b. Nov 1859    SC SC SC    married 8 years            farmer

Nettie L.             wife          22   b. Aug 1877    SC SC SC    3 children, 2 living

Noah W.             son              2   b. Feb 1898     SC SC SC

Owen G.            son              2   b. Feb 1898     SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Owen Gurley 1898 SC1, John M. 1859 SC2, James T. 1830 SC3, Levi Solomon 1800 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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ADFULL PIERCE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 7 January 1954

 

Name: A. Pierce Alford

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel W. Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 67

Date of Death: Thursday

Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, SC

 

In another article:

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 1 January 1954

 

DILLON, Dec. 31—Pierce (Drummer) Alford, 67, died in St. Eugene Hospital this afternoon after a lingering illness.

            Mr Alford was widely known over the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia where he had traveled for a number of years as a salesman in the hardware and paint business.

            Surviving are one sister, Miss Nina Alford and a brother, J.A. [James Augustus] Alford of Dillon, and a number of other relatives in this vicinity.

            The body is at Williams Funeral Home where funeral arrangements will be announced later.

            Mr. Alford’s funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Williams Funeral Home.... Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Warren Alford and Elizabeth F. “Bettie” Walter Alford; and his siblings James Augustus Alford, Addie Anina “Nina” Alford, and Harriet Onelia Alford Osteen in this compilation.

            On Pierce Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 30, a single traveling salesman living in Dillon, Dillon Co., SC. He was born 10 Sept 1886 in Dillon Co., SC. He says he is supporting his mother.

            Advil Pierce Alford’s death certificate confirms his birth and death dates. He was divorced, and he was born in Marion Co., SC,  the son of Daniel W. Alford and Betty Walter. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot with his sisters Harriet and Addie:

 

            Adfull P. Alford S.C. Pvt. Air Service WWI 9/10/1886-12/31/1953

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Adfull Pierce 1886 SC1, Daniel Warren 1839 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ALEX ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 13 October 2000

 

            Alex Alford, 71, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

            Arrangements will be announced by Wilds Funeral Home of Georgetown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ALEX ANDER ALFORD, SR.

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Friday, 7 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

GALIVANTS FERRY [Horry Co.]—Alex Ander Alford, 97, a retired farmer, died Wednesday [January 5] at his residence. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today in Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Goldfinch’s Conway Chapel, will be in Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of Sam P. Alford and Ellen F. Roberts Alford. He was a member of Oak Grove Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Ruby B. Richardson Alford; three sons, James Alford and David Alford, both of Galivants Ferry, and Jerry Alford of Conway; four daughters, Nora A. Hyman and Naomi Gunter, both of Galivants Ferry, and Mary Altman and Iris V. Todd, both of Conway; and 23 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Rehobeth Cemetery, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Patti Yourko Burns - pb_pb32@yahoo.com– sent 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA records show he was b. 17 Aug 1896 in Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituary of Alex’s wife, Ruby Blanch Richardson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alex Ander 1896 SC1, Samuel P. 1863 SC2, James T. 1830 SC3, Levi Solomon 1800 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 16 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Alexander Alford will be held today at Pine Hill AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Greene’s Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford died March 13, 2002 in a Dillon hospital.

            Surviving are sisters, Pensacola Smith, Mary Alford and Dorothy Bethea, all of Dillon; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            AAFA has data on several Alexander Alfords of the time and place but none that fit this situation with the sisters named.

            Pine Hill AME Church Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ALFERETTA “RHETT” PROSSER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 25 July 1961

 

            Mrs. Alfereretta (Rhett) Prosser Alford, 86, of Pamplico, died Monday [July 24] in a local nursing home after being in declingin health for five years.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Pamplico.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of New Prospect Free Will Baptish Church near Hannah.

            Surviving are three sons, Ernest Prosser, Furman Alford, and Lofton Alford, all of Pamplico; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            The body will remain at Stoudenmire Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Wednesday.

            The family will be at the homes of Mrs. Ernest Prosser and Mrs. F.C. Alford, both of Pamplico.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. AAFA records show she was b. 4 Oct 1874 in Florence Co., SC, the daughter of Job Prosser and Nancy Barnes.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Robert Alford, and her son Lofton Holland Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALICE ALFORD BRUCE

Sister of the late Isaac Edwin Alford, AAFA #0389

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 10 October 1970

 

SOCIETY HILL [Darlington Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Alford Bruce will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union Baptist Church in Society Hill.... Burial will be in the Bethesday Cemetery [sic: Bethesda Baptist Church Cemetery, Darlington Co.] directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her husband, Woodrow Bruce; father, Robert Alford Sr.; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Williams of Camden, N.J.; Mrs. Janie Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. Florence Delk of Society Hill; four brothers, Robert Alford Jr. of Jamaica, N.Y. Marion Alford of Darlington, Roland Alford of Society Hill and Isaac Alford of Seattle, Wash.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Robert Coleman Alford, and her brother Roland Furman Alford in this compilation. Her brother Isaac’s obituary, with extensive census data, is posted to AAFA’s Member Memorials.

            From 1870 to 1920, this African-American family was enumerated on censuses in Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC.

            They were not located on the 1860 census since they were probably slaves. The 1860 Slave Census for Darlington Co., SC, shows no Alford slave owners (slaves were not named but listed by age and sex only). A map published by Harper’s Weekly in November 1861 showed that 59% of the people in Darlington Co. were African-American.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Alice 1915 SC1, Robert Coleman 1886 SC2, Coleman 1846 SC3.

 

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ALLEN BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 6 August 1975

 

DARLINGTON [Darlington Co.]—Funeral services for Allen Benjamin Alford will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Round Oak Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford, 16, died Sunday [August 3] enroute to a hospital after a swimming accident. He was born in Darlington County, a son of Arthur and Mrs. Marie Bacote Alford. He was a student of Rosenwald High School.

            Surviving, besides his parents, are a sister, Miss Annie Alford of Darlington, six brothers, Arthur Alford Jr., Isaac Alford, Frank Alford, Richard Alford, Charles Alford, Walter Alford, all of Darlington; a foster brother, Herman Alford of Darlington; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Annie Alford of Darlington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allen Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 Oct 1958.

            No Round Oak Cemetery in Darlington Co. was found, but there is a Round O Cemetery near Mont Clare in Darlington Co. There is also a Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Round O.

 

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ALLEN DAVID ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 July 1984

 

Name: Allen David Alford

Parents: George David and Sara Alford

Spouse: Barbara Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 71

Place of Birth: Marlboro County

Date of Death: Saturday [July 21]

Place of Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allen Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 June 1913 and died _____ July 1984, last residence Dillon, SC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Barbara Ann Thornton Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ALMA BRADLEY ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Rock Hill, York Co., SC—Thursday, 5 March 2009

 

            Mrs. Alma Bradley Alford, 87, widow of the late James Vernon Alford, of 4526 Catawba Road, Kershaw passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Springs Memorial Hospital.

            The funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Lancaster Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Helm officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lancaster Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

Lancaster Funeral Home

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., SC—_____ March 2009

 

            Mrs. Alma Bradley Alford, age 87, widow of the late James Vernon Alford, of 4526 Catawba Road in Kershaw, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Springs Memorial Hospital.

            Born November 30, 1921 in Lancaster, Mrs. Alford was a daughter of the late William Bradley and Daisy Flatine B. Bradley. She was retired from Springs Industries, with more than 44 years of service.

            A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Alford will be held Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. at the Chapel of Lancaster Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Helm officiating. Burial will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park.

            Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Hunter and her husband, Ronald, of Kershaw; a sister, Roberta Bradley Kirkley of Lancaster; two grandchildren, Amy M. Hunter and Misty Dawn Hunter; and five great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Hailey, Ryan, Abbigail and Devin.

            The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at Lancaster Funeral Home and other times at the home of Cathy and Ronald Hunter, 4526 Catawba Road, Kershaw.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 222 South Church Street - Suite 303, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma Bradley Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 Nov 1921, last residence Kershaw, Lancaster Co., SC.

 

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ALMA ETHEL ALFORD DENLEY

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 11 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

COLUMBIA—Services for Alma E. Denley, 102, will be held today at Zion Baptist Church, 1801 Washington Street, with burial in Lincoln Cemetery. Ms. Denley will lie in state at Zion Baptist Church today beginning at noon with a family visitation hour starting at the church at 1 p.m. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge.

            Ms. Denley died Sunday, October 7, 2001. Born in Darlington County, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Granville and Leanna Alford.

            Surviving are her sisters, Cleo V. Yongue, Lillian Bowman and Myrtle L. Sanders; nine nephews and five nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma E. Denley (SS# issued in SC) was born 24 September 1899, last residence Columbia, Richland Co.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Lillian Alford Bowman, Myrtle Alford Sanders, Nathaniel Alford, and Sansberry Edward Alford in this compilation.

            This is an African-American family. Her father, Granville Alford, and his family were enumerated in Darlington Co., SC, in each census from 1880 through 1930.

 

1930 CENSUS

High Hill (District 16), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #44:

 

Granvill R. Alford              head      B  60   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             age 21 at first marriage

Leanna                                wife      B  38   SC SC SC       age 18 at first marriage

   [ages of Granville and Leanna are listed the same as in 1920.]

Francis                                  son      B  18   SC SC SC

Cleo                                      dau      B  14   SC SC SC

Lillian                                   dau      B  11   SC SC SC

Myrtle                                  dau      B    9   SC SC SC

Newton                       grandson      B    6   MS SC MS

James                           grandson      B    4   SC SC MS

Oscar                           grandson      B    2   NJ SC MS

Margaret Grant    mother-in-law      B  72   SC SC SC       widow   

 

Next door, Dwelling #45:

 

Nathaniel Alford                head      B  23   SC SC SC       age 22 at first marriage

Louisa                                 wife      B  19   SC SC SC       age 18 at first marriage

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Mont Clare (District 17), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #187:

 

Granville Alford                 head      B  60   SC SC SC       farmer

Leanna                                wife      B  38   SC SC SC

Alma                                    dau      B  19   SC SC SC

Martha                                  dau      B  17   SC SC SC

Nathaniel                              son      B  13   SC SC SC

Chester                                 son      B  11   SC SC SC

Sansberry                              son      B    9   SC SC SC

Francis                                  son      B    8   SC SC SC

Cleo                                      dau      B    6   SC SC SC

Lillian                                   dau      B    2   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Mechanicsville (District 11), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #121:

 

Granville Alford   head    B                 38   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             2nd marriage 13 years

Luanna                  wife     B                 29   SC SC SC       1st marriage 13 years

                                                                                             7 children, 6 living

Newton                 son       B                 12   SC SC SC

Alma                     dau      B                 10   SC SC SC

Augusta                 dau      B                   9   SC SC SC

Nathaniel               son       B                   5   SC SC SC

Chester                  son       B                   3   SC SC SC

Sansberry              son       B           1-3/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Mechanicsville (District 25), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #242:

 

Granville Alford   head       B        34   b. Nov 1865    SC SC SC    farmer

                                                                                       married 4 years

Luanna                  wife        B        20   b. Oct 1879     SC SC SC    2 children, 2 living

Euton                    son          B          1   b. Dec 1898     SC SC SC

Ethel                     dau         B     8/12   b. Sep 1900     SC SC SC

   [year obviously incorrect]

Emma                    dau         B        11   b. Feb 1889     SC SC SC

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Mechanicsville (District 42), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #282:

 

Edward Alford     head    B                 35   SC SC SC       farmer

Ida L.                    wife     B                 39  

Granville               son       B                 19

+ 5 more younger children, a grandson, and a boarder

 

 

            Her lineage: Alma E. 1899 SC1, Granville 1860 SC2, Edward 1845 SC3.

 

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ALMA HARDEE ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

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

 

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AMELIA RAY ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 14 March 1972

 

Name: Amelia Ray Alford

Parents: Jerry and Martha Parker Ray

Date of Birth/Age: Age 89

Place of Birth: Horry County

Date of Death: Wednesday

Place of Death: Bennettsville

Place of Burial: Gethsemane Old Baptist Cemetery in Horry County

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amelia Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 Sept 1881 but that she died 15 March 1972, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her son Colon L. Alford in this compilation, which includes the lineage of her husband, George Washington Alford.

 

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ANN JOHNSON RAINSFORD ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, GA—Sunday, 19 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

EDGEFIELD [Edgefield Co.], S.C.—Graveside service for Ann Johnson Alford, 74, will be conducted on Monday, October 20, 2003, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford, beloved wife of J. Gordon Alford, died on Friday, October 17, 2003. Born in Edgefield, she was the daughter of the late Lynwood and Ellen McWhite Johnson. She attended Winthrop College and was an active member of Edgefield County Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Les Dames de Fleurs Garden Club.

            Surviving are her husband, J. Gordon Alford; sons, John Rainsford III, Thomas Benjamin Rainsford, George Lynnwood Rainsford; one daughter, Katherine Alford Aimonetti; and a sister, Martha Patterson; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Her love, compassion and presence influenced generations of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann J. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 January 1929, last residence Edgefield, Edgefield Co.

            See the obituary of her second husband, John Gordon Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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ANNA LOUISE ALFORD BROWN ANDERSON

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 25 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Services for Louise Alford Brown Anderson, 96, were held at Meares Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cedardale Cemetery.

            She was the daughter of the late Emanuel and Jannie Williams Alford and was a member of Mullins First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are sons, L.D. Brown, Jimmy Brown, Paul Brown; daughters, Margie Altman and Betty Miles; 19 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Sons Edwin and Robert Brown predeceased her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise B. Anderson (SS# issued in SC) was born 27 March 1905 and died 1 September 2001.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Edward Manuel Alford (with other relatives listed) and William Power Alford; and half-sister Willie Ann Alford Turbeville in this compilation.

            Her name was Anna Louise Alford. Her first husband was Bernie Leroy Brown and the second was T.D. Anderson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Anna Louise 1905 SC1, Willis Manuel 1853 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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ANNIE ALMA ALFORD ELVINGTON

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 11 August 1987

 

Name: Annie Alma Elvington

Parents: Berry Coleman Alford and Glen Cook Alford

Spouse: Clifton Franklin Elvington

Date of Birth/Age: Age 66

Place of Birth: Horry County

Date of Death: Sunday [August 9]

Place of Death: Article headlined Lake View

Place of Burial: services at Kemper Baptist Church

 

Photo from Kemper Baptist Church Cemetery, Kemper Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 March 1922 and died _____ August 1987, last residence lake View, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Berry Coleman Alford and Glenn Cook Alford, and siblings Arthur Leneau Alford, Billy F. Alford, H.B. Alford, Leatha Alford Beaver, and Edna Alford Gerrald in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annie Alma 1922 SC1, Berry Coleman 1891 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B 1780 SC?6, William 1760 NC?7

 

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ANNIE BELL GRIGGS ADAMS ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 25 October 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

HARTSVILLE [Darlington Co.]—Services for Annie Bell Adams Alford, 84, are at 3 p.m. today at Swift Creek Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Thomas B. Alford, died Friday [October 24]. Born in Darlington County, she was a daughter of the late Ham W. and Alma Adams Griggs.

            Surviving are sons, Jerry Alford of Wayne City, IL, and Frank Alford of Timmonsville; brothers, H.W. Griggs Jr. of Florence and Carroll Griggs of Hartsville; sisters, Vista Morse of Tecumseh, Mich., Elizabeth Sauer of Brodhead, Wis., and Sara Braddock of Columbia; four grands.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie B. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 July 1913.

            See the obituary of her husband’s first wife, Annie Ida Osborne Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Bradley 1895 SC1, John Robeson 1852 SC2, Arthur 1803 SC3, Arthur about 1775 SC4.

 

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ANNIE E. ALFORD

 

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

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 5 October 1995

 

Name: Annie E. Alford

Parents: Adolphus and Lucy LeGette Alford

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Sunday

Place of Death: Headlined Dillon

Place of Burial: Pine Hill AME Church Cemetery (AA)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 Dec 1911, last residence Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ.

            From AAFA records: Annie Liza Alford was the daughter of Adolphus Alford and his first wife Annie; his second wife was Lucy LeGette.

            Pine Hill AME Church Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serves the African-American community.

            On Adolphus Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 34, a self-employed mechanic living in Dillon, SC. He was born 27 Feb 1884, and his nearest relative is Lucy Alford.

 

1930 CENSUS

Manning (District 19), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #165:

 

Glis S. Alford       head             B        75   SC SC SC       Presbyterian minister

                                                                                             age 20 at 1st marriage

Lucinda                 wife              B        75   SC SC SC      

 

Manning (District 19), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #166:

 

Dolphus Alford     head             B        40   SC SC SC       garage laborer

                                                                                             age 21 at 1st marriage

Lucinda                 wife              B        40   SC SC SC

Redorin [?]            son                B        21   SC SC SC

Dolphus                 son                B        18   SC SC SC

Liza                       dau               B        20   SC SC SC

Giles Jr.                 son                B          9   SC SC SC

Sallie L.                 dau               B          6   SC SC SC

Jerry                      son                B  4-1/12   SC SC SC

James A.                son                B  2-3/12   SC SC SC

“unknown”            son                B     2/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Manning (District 32), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #313:

 

Adolphus Alford  head             B        35   SC SC SC       auto garage machinist

Lucy                      wife              B        25   SC SC SC

Thodsia                 son                B        12   SC SC SC

William H.             son                B        10   SC SC SC

Annie L.               dau               B          8   SC SC SC

Dannie A.              son                B          6   SC SC SC

Giles Jr.                 son                B     4/12   SC SC SC

Giles Sr.                father            B        60   SC SC SC       gospel minister

Lucinda                 mother          B        60   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Bethea (District 58), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #195:

 

Giles S. Alford      head             B        54   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             1st marriage, 31 years

Lucinda                 wife              B        52   SC SC SC       10 children, 5 living

Corine                   dau               B        30   SC SC SC       single

Luberta                  dau               B        18   SC SC SC

Betha                     dau               B        13   SC SC SC

Adolphus              son                B        28   SC SC SC       widower

Theodore               grandson      B          2   SC SC SC

Taft                       grandson      B          1   SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Bethea (District 58), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #264:

 

Jiles S. Alford       head       B        46   b. Oct 1853     SC SC SC    m. 28 years      farmer

Lucindia                wife        B        48   b. June 1852    SC SC SC    10 children, 6 living

Corrine                  dau         B        24   b. Feb 1876     SC SC SC

Mollie                    dau         B        20   b. July 1879     SC SC SC

Dolphes                son          B        16   b. Feb 1884     SC SC SC

Lusasa D.              dau         B        12   b. Aig 1887     SC SC SC

Luvertis                 dau         B          6   b. Oct 1893     SC SC SC

Besey                    dau         B          5   b. Feb 1895     SC SC SC

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Harleeville (District 89), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #482:

 

Giles S. Alford      head       B        25   SC SC SC       works on farm

Lucindy                 wife        B        27   SC SC SC

Corrina                  dau         B          5   SC SC SC

Mollie                    dau         B          1   SC SC SC

 

Next door is the family of James Frierson Alford Sr. (white)—see his obituary in this compilation.

 

            Her lineage: Annie Liza 1911 SC1, Adolphus 1884 SC2, Giles 1853 SC3.

 

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ANNIE E. ALFORD SLATON IRBY

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Friday, 10 August 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

GREENVILLE—Annie Alford Irby, 82, of 1611 E. Washington St., died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001.

            Born in Pineville [Mecklenburg Co.], N.C., she was a daughter of the late Walter Joseph and Mary Kathryn Lear Alford, and widow of Lewis A. Irby. She was retired from Stone Manufacturing Company and was a member of Laurens Road United Methodist Church, where she was active in all phases of church work.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leon (Iris) Reece of Greenville, eight grandchildren, Jens Slaton, Anke Slaton, Wallace, Kerry Reece, Karen Reece Johnson, Leslie Reece, Matthew Slaton, Joshua Slaton, Zachary Slaton and three great-grandchildren, Adam Reed Johnson, Rachel Ann Johnson and Allison Elaine Wallace.     She was predeceased by a son, Jim Slaton.

            Memorials may be made to Laurens Road United Methodist Church, 13 Webster Road, Greenville, SC 29607.

            Visitation: 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. Service: 2 p.m. Saturday at Laurens Road United Methodist Church. Burial: Greenville Memorial Gardens. The family is at 21 Carolina Ave.

 

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Photo from Greenville Memorial Gardens, Piedmont, Greenville Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, “Karen & Buddy”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie E. Irby (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 May 1919, last residence Greenville, Greenville Co.

            Her lineage: Annie Alford 1919 NC1, Walter Joseph Alford 1874 NC2, Joseph H. Alford 1839 VA3, Joseph Alford 1802 VA4, John Alford 1773 VA5, John Alford 1732 VA6, John Alford d. 1748 VA7.

 

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ANNIE ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 10 July 2001

 

Name: Annie Elizabeth Alford

Parents: Ben Alford Sr. and Lizzie Alford McDaniel

Date of Birth: May 15, 1921

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Wednesday, July 4

Place of Death: her residence

Place of Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery AA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie E. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            Resthaven Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

1930 CENSUS

Dillon (District 17), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #332:

 

Lizzie Alford        head    B                 30   SC SC SC       laundress widow

Annie E.               dau      B                   8   SC SC SC      

Ben                        son       B                   6   SC SC SC

Mamie E.               dau      B                   4   SC SC SC

 

 

Probably:

1920 CENSUS

Dillon (District 33), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #399:

 

Ben Alford            head    B                 26   SC SC SC       laborer

 

Ben has not been located in previous censuses.

 

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ANNIE ELIZABETH ALFORD JOHNSON

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 29 August 1989

 

Name: Ann Elizabeth Alford Johnson

Parents: Alexander and Anna Belle Alford

Spouse: Frank C. Johnson

Date of Birth/Age: Age 77

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Aug. 16

Place of Death: her home in Dillon

Place of Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery AA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anne E. Johnson (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 October 1911 and died _____ Aug 1989, last residence is Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            Pine Hill AME Church Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

1930 CENSUS

Bethea (District 4), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #126:

 

Alex L. Alford      head          B           39   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             age 20 at 1st marriage

Anna                     wife           B           39   SC SC SC       age 20 at 1st marriage

Anna L.                dau            B           18   SC SC SC

James                     son             B           16   SC SC SC

Alexander Jr.         son             B           15   SC SC SC

Robert                   son             B           11   SC SC SC

Edmona                 dau            B             9   SC SC SC

Reney                    dau            B             8   SC SC SC

John R.                  son             B             6   SC SC SC

Mary J.                  dau            B             4   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Bethea (District 20), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #399:

 

Alexander Alford head          B           28   SC SC SC       farm laborer

Anna Bell              wife           B           29   SC SC SC

Annie E.               dau            B             8   SC SC SC

James E.                son             B             7   SC SC SC

Alexander Jr.         son             B             5   SC SC SC

Robert                   son             B     1-3/12   SC SC SC

Cousar                   nephew      B           10   SC SC SC

 

            Probably: On Alexander Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 26, a farm laborer living in Latta, Dillon Co., SC. He was born 14 May 1891 and has a wife and 4 children. He signed with his mark.

            An SSDI record for Alexander Alford (SS# issued in SC) shows that he was born 14 May 18891 and died _____ Jan 1964, last residence SC.

 

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ANNIE G. ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 16 January 2005

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Annie Alford, of 719 Parrish Dr., departed this life, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005 at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Troy Funeral Home of Mullins.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie G. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 December 1913.

 

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ANNIE IDA OSBORNE ALFORD

Grandmother of Michael Boyd Alford, AAFA #0495

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 18 December 1946

 

HARTSVILLE [Darlington Co.], Dec. 17—Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Alford, 51, will be held from the Brown-Pennington funeral home at four o’clock Wednesday afternoon..... Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died at a Florence Hospital Tuesday morning [December 17] following an illness of several months.

            Surviving are her husband, T.B. [Thomas Bradley] Alford; two sons, J.T. [James T.] and Jack Alford; three daughters, Mrs. Richard [Letha Mae] Wadsworth, Mrs. G.B. [Mary Leona] Gardner, and Mrs. Laverne [Doris] Weaver.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Mary Annie Ida Osborne was born 31 Jan 1896, the daughter of James Marion Osborne and Mary Viola Conell. She married Thomas Bradley Alford on 5 July 1914 in Darlington Co., SC. She is enumerated as Annie on censuses.

            See the obituary of her son James Thomas “J.T.” Alford and her husband’s second wife, Annie Bell Griggs Adams Alford, in this compilation.

 

1920 CENSUS

Darlington (District 3), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #71

 

John R. Alford               head                          68        SC

Mary Alford                   wife                          58        SC

T.B. Alford                   son                            23        SC

 [Where is he in 1900 and 1910? He is not with his parents.]

Annie Alford                dau-in-law                23        SC

James Alford                  grandson                     3        SC

Letha M. Alford            granddau               5/12        SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Bradley 1895 SC1, John Robeson 1852 SC2, Arthur 1803 SC3, Arthur about 1775 SC4.

 

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ANNIE LEE ALFORD STACKHOUSE

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 28 October 1950

 

Mrs. Annie Stackhouse

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Anne [sic] Lee Alford Stackhouse, 71, wife of Marvin M. Stackhouse of Dillon, will be held at the residence on Main Street this afternoon at 3:30.... Burial will be in Riverside cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Cecil Wiggins, Bennie Wiggins, Jewel McLaurin, Sam Ervin, Henry Bethea, Laval Osteen and R.A. Braddy.

            A daughter of the late B.A. and Mary Campbell Alford, she was born in Robeson county, N.C., and in 1904 married Mr. Stackhouse and lived the balance of her life in Dillon, where Mr. Stackhouse has been active in construction work, and a member of city council for the past 25 years. [This paragraph was printed with lines out of order—this is the order that seems correct.]

            Mrs. Stackhouse was a member of the Methodist Church.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Herbert M. Stackhouse of Dillon, the Reverend William C. Stackhouse of Greeleyville; Glenn A. Stackhouse of San Francisco, Cal.; two daughters, Miss Mary E. Stackhouse of Dillon and Mrs. Laurie M. Ervin of Dillon; two brothers, J.C. [James Cousar] and W.B. [William Benjamin] Alford, both of Dillon; two sisters, Mrs. W.M. McClean [Viola] of Dillon, Mrs. S.P. Williams [probably Sophie Wiggins listed in the obituaries of her siblings] of Columbia.

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Mary Elizabeth Campbell Alford; and siblings James Cousar Alford, Viola Alford McLean, and William Benjamin Alford in this compilation.

            Riverside Cemetery records list, all in the same plot:

 

            Herbert M. Stackhouse U. S.Army WWII 12/10/1905-3/6/1977

            Annie Lee Alford wife of M.M. Stackhouse 10/25/1879-10/27/1950

            Lee son of M.M. & Annie L. Stackhouse 8/17/1913-4/27/1915

            Marcus Marvin Stackhouse 4/3/1882-10/7/1958

            William Charles Stackhouse 8/2/1918-10/8/1999

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Annie Lee 1879 SC1, Benjamin Ancel 1852 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ANNIE MAE ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Friday, 12 November 1999

 

BEECH ISLAND [Aiken Co., SC]—Mrs. Annie Mae Alford, 94, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church [Jackson, Aiken Co., SC].... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Ellenton, was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include a son, James L. Alford, Charlotte, N.C.; a daughter, Edna Broome, Beech Island; and seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be G.L. Belger, Jack Morris, Fred Hill, Alfred Davis, Wade Key and Tommy Bullard.

            Friends may call at the residence of Edna Broome, 465 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home [North Augusta, Aiken Co., SC].

 

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Photos from Wesley United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jackson, Aiken Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Debbie L – no email – used Edit 7/27/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 23 March 1905. Her last residence was Augusta, Richmond Co., GA.

            Her gravestone is next to her husband, Leroy Alford, 27 Oct 1897 – 19 June 1978.

            Leroy Alford died in Richmond Co., GA, on 19 June 1978 (Georgia Deaths, 1919–98, Ancestry.com).

 

1930 CENSUS

Augusta (District 17), Richmond Co., GA, Dwelling #26:

 

Maggie M. Scott                head           43   GA GA GA    age 15 at 1st marriage

Annie M. Alford                 dau           25   SC SC GA      age 18 at 1st marriage

Leroy Alford             son-in-law           33   SC NC NC      age 27 at 1st marriage

                                                                                             cotton mill weaver

Edna L.               granddaughter             3   GA SC SC

Eliza B. Johnson             mother           64   SC SC SC       widow

 

 

1930 CENSUS

Pineville (District 73), Mecklenburg Co., NC, p. 8B:

[dwelling and family numbers are restarted with each street]

 

Walter J. Alford                 head           56   NC NC NC     “none”

                                                                                             age 20 at first marriage

Katie                                   wife           47   NC NC NC     cotton mill – warps

                                                                                             age 26 at first marriage

Jennings                                son           30   SC NC NC      cotton mill – weaver

Fred W.                                son           18   NC NC NC     cotton mill – weaver

Ruth H.                                dau           16   NC NC NC     cotton mill – weaver

Annie                                   dau           10   NC NC NC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Pineville (District 179), Mecklenburg Co., NC, Dwelling #179:

 

Walter J. Alford                 head           46   NC NC NC     cotton mill operator

Kate                                    wife           38   NC NC NC

Ray                                       son           21   NC NC NC     cotton mill operator

William J.                              son           20   NC NC NC     cotton mill operator

Fred W.                                son             8   NC NC NC

Ruth H.                                dau             5   NC NC NC

Annie E.                               dau        8/12   NC NC NC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Pineville (District 179), Mecklenburg Co., NC, Dwelling #171:

[In same dwelling as Frank Ayers family—no new dwelling or family numbers]

 

Walter J. Alford head         36   NC NC NC     second marriage 4 years       weaver

Katie                  wife          27   NC NC NC     first marriage 4 years            weaver

Ethel                   dau        7/12   SC NC NC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Union (District 78), Union Co., SC, Dwelling #337:

 

Boarding with the J.D. High family:

Walter Alford    boarder     26   b. Jan 1874      NC NC NC  married 6 years            weaver

Pat                      boarder     24   b. Feb 1876     NC NC NC  2 children, 2 living      weaver

Leroy                  boarder       3   b. Mar 1897     NC NC NC

W.J.                    boarder  6/12   b. Dec 1899     NC NC NC

 

W.J. Alford is William Jennings Alford, whose WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com) says he was b. 23 Dec 1899. He is living in Union, Union Co., SC, and names his father, W.J. Alford of Pineville, NC, as his nearest relative.

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Leroy 1897 NC1, Walter J. 1874 NC2.

 

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ANNIE MAY ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Wednesday, 10 August 1955

 

Name: Annie May Alford

Parents: Moses & Bessie Alford

Date of Birth/Age: 2

Date of Death: Sunday

Place of Death: Minturn

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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ANNIE NASH ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 25 May 1964

 

LATTA—Miss Annie Alford, 96, an aunt of State Democratic party Chairman Yancey McLeod, died at her residence, “The Cedars,” in the Bingham section of Dillon County Sunday afternoon.

            Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the residence with burial in Alford Cemetery.

            She was a daughter of the late William McDonald and Sara Elizabeth McLean Alford.

            Other survivors include a nephew and two nieces.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Annie Nash Alford was born 11 February 1868 in SC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Douschka Marion Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, McPherson McLean Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Annie Nash 1868 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ANNIE ROGERS ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 27 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Annie Rogers Alford will be held at 2 p.m. today at New Holly United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. House of Thomas Funeral Home is in charge.

            Ms. Alford died December 21, 2001. Born in Dillon County, she was a daughter of the late Will and Catherine Rogers.

            Surviving are daughters, Mary Whittington, Emma McKinnon, Annie Lynch, Sallie Dandaridge, Annie Platt; sons, Henry, Nathaniel Alford; sisters, Katherin McDuffie, Susie McLaurin; grandchildren; great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 5 July 1913, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co.

            The House of Thomas Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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ANNIE SPEARS DAVID ALFORD

Grandmother of Howard Alford, AAFA #0274

 

[Although she died in FL, we are also publishing her obituary here because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 5 November 1925

 

            Mrs. Annie S. Alford, formerly of Dillon, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William E. Gary in Tampa, Fla. last Thursday [October 29]. Mrs. Alford was in Dillon a few weeks ago and appeared to be in such excellent health that news of her death was a great shock to her many friends and relatives in the section. The body was brought to Dillon Saturday and interment was made at the Alford cemetery following the funeral service at the home of her sister, Mrs. E.T. Elliott.

            Mrs. Alford was one of the pioneer citizens of Dillon, and resided here until a few years ago when she went to Goldsboro to stay with her daughter, Mrs. Mamie Burroughs.

            She was the widow of the late James Frierson Alford who preceded her to the grave many years ago.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by the following children; Mrs. Chas. H. Burroughs of Goldsboro, N.C.; Mrs. William E. Gary, of Tampa, Fla; Howard Alford, of Sumter; T. Brooks Alford, of Charleston; Jas. F. Alford of Dillon; W. Frank Alford and William D. Alford of Tampa. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dr. J.H. David, William J. David, Mrs. C.S. Browne and Mrs. E.T. Elliott of Dillon.

            Mrs. Alford was a life-long member of the Baptist church and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a woman of great strength of mind and character who met life’s problems with unflinching courage.

            Many friends and relatives gathered at the graveside to pay a last tribute to her memory and the large collection of floral offerings attested to the high esteem and deep affection in which she was held in her circle of friends.

            The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.C. Allen, of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. F.H. Hay of the Presbyterian Church.

            The following nephews acted as pallbearers, Frank, Will and Thos. David, Robert and Terrel Rogers, Harry Dixon, Augustus Alford and James Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Annie Spears David was born 21 July 1860 in Bennetsville, Marlboro Co., SC, the daughter of William Josiah David and Rebecca Lucretia Spears.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Frierson Alford Sr.; her sons James Frierson Alford Jr., Thomas Brooks Alford, and William Frank Alford; and her grandson Howard Alford in this compilation.

 

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ARNAL TRACY ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Wednesday, 30 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—[Horry Co.]—Mr. Arnal Tracy Alford, 85, husband of Rhoda Jane Rabon Alford, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005 at Marion County Medical Center after an illness.

            Mr. Alford was born Mar. 22, 1920 in Horry County, a son of the late Howard and Claudia Bell Martin Alford. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. Mr. Alford was a member of Pineview Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Alford in addition to his wife of the home are his children, Howard Tracy (Carlyene) Alford of Galivants Ferry, Russell Mitchell ( Mary) Alford of Milwaukee, Wis. and Patsy (Waylon) Johnson of Galivants Ferry; seven grandchildren, Russell Alford Jr., Donald Tracy Alford, Shane Alford, Michell Alford, Amanda Alford, Arnal (Stephanie) Johnson and Sophia (Tyson) Chestnut and their children, Hunter and Hanna Chestnut; six other great-grandchildren; a brother, Dolphus Alford of Mullins; and a sister, Dorothy Rabon of Aynor.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lonnie Johnson and the Rev. Jimmy Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tracy Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 20 March 1920.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rhoda Jane Rabon Alford; and brothers Hursel Lenneau Alford and Lonnie Dolphus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arnal Tracy 1920 SC1, Howard H. 1895 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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ARTHUR LENEAU ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday,6 April 1950

 

Name: Arthur Leneau Alford

Parents: Berry Coleman Alford and Mrs. Glen Cook Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 24

Date of Death: Last Thursday

Place of Death: Mullins

Place of Burial: Gethsemane Baptist Church Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Arthur was born 30 Oct 1925 and died 23 March 1950.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Berry Coleman Alford and Glenn Cook Alford, and siblings Billy F. Alford, H.B. Alford, Leatha Alford Beaver, and Edna Alford Gerrald in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Leneau 1925 SC1, Berry Coleman 1891 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B 1780 SC?6, William 1760 NC?7.

 

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ASHLEY LEVI ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 19 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

GALIVANTS FERRY [Horry Co.]—Ashley Levi Alford, 75, died Wednesday June 17, 1998, at Conway Hospital.

            He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Levey and Carrie Page Alford

            He was the widower of Iona Barnhill “Tony” Alford.

            He was a retired carpenter and a member of Methodist Rehobeth Church and the Woodmen of the World.

            Survivors include a brother, Leon Alford of Conway: two sisters, Ida Hardwick of Aynor and Sallie Mae Rogers of Columbia: a grandson; and two great-grandsons.

            The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Methodist Rehobeth Church. Burial will be in Methodist Rehobeth Cemetery....

            Meares Funeral Home of Mullins is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 24 April 1923.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Iona “Tony” Barnhill Alford; and siblings Leon Jehu Alford Sr., Loretta Froline Alford Perritt, Ida Louisa Alford Hardwick, and Sallie Mae Alford Rogers in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ashley Levi 1923 SC1, Ashley Levi 1885 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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AUBURN LAYRON “BERNIE” ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 18 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Auburn L. ‘‘Bernie’’ Alford, 77, died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at Marion County Medical Center.

            He was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Loris, a son of the late James Harrison and Fannie Jones Alford.

            He lived in Lakeland, Fla., and was a grocery retailer and mobile home park manager for several years before returning to Loris. He became an insurance agent with Independent Life and Accident Insurance Co. in 1959. He attended many seminars and was the recipient of numerous achievement awards. He was a graduate of L.U.T.C. He was a member and former president of the National Life Underwriters Association. He retired as staff manager with Independent Life Insurance Co. with 30 years of service. He was an active member of Mullins First Baptist Church, the Ready Sunday school class, former secretary of Adult III department and other activities including the brotherhood.

            He was a World War II Navy veteran and served on the USS Hooper Island repair ship in the South Pacific. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6122 and a member and past commander of the American Legion Post No. 89. He was an avid golfer and one of the original members of Pineland Country Club.

            He was a member of Pee Dee Seniors Golf Association. He was a former member at Bay Tree Golf Plantation in North Myrtle Beach where he achieved a hole-in-one on Father’s Day in 1976. He enjoyed his flower gardens and taking care of his yard work. He was a devoted husband, father, friend and ‘‘Gramps’’ to his only grandson.

            He was predeceased by two brothers, James W. Alford and Charlie Rupert Alford; and a sister, Gussie Alford Williamson.

            Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Clara Spivey Alford of the home; two daughters, Sharon ‘‘Sherry’’ Alford Wells and her husband, John, of Elgin and Auburn Ann ‘‘Auby’’ Alford Rogers and her husband, Steve, of Dillon; a special grandson, Harrison Ross Wells of Elgin; sister-in-law, Willow Alford of Loris; and three nephews, Ervin Alford, Charlie Alford of Loris and Jimmy Phillips of Atlanta.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins.

            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mullins First Baptist Church…. Entombment will be in Red Hill Memorial Gardens Mausoleum….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Auburn L. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Mullins, Marion Co.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Harrison Alford [with census reports] and Fannie Jones Alford; his brother James Wilbur Alford; and his sister-in-law Willow Grey Heniford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Auburn Layron 1925 SC1, James Harrison 1884 SC2, Warren Tress 1842 SC3, Warren Tress ???? SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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AUDREY ANN ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 29 November 1988

 

Name: Miss Audrey Ann Alford

Parents: Ola Frances Huggins Alford and Julius Thomas Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 43

Place of Birth: Marion County

Date of Death: Monday, November 21, 1988

Place of Burial: Methodist-Rehobeth Cemetery of Galivants Ferry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey A. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 24 Nov 1944, last residence Aynor, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ola Frances Huggins Alford and Julius Thomas Alford, and her brother Julius Michael Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Audrey Ann 1944 SC1, Julius Thomas 1912 SC2, Daniel Mayberry 1883 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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BARBARA ANN THORNTON ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 12 December 2006

                        

Name: Barbara Ann Alford

Parents: William and Nellie Ruth Thornton

Date of Birth/Age: Age 72, Born September 19, 1934

Place of Birth: Ohio

Date of Death: December 10, 2006

Place of Death: Residence

Place of Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Allen David Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA EVANS ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Friday, 5 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Barbara E. Alford were held on April 4, 2002. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Greene’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford died on March 31, 2002. She was the daughter of Aretha Farmer and Lonnie Evans.

            Her parents, her husband, Keevy Alford, children, Atilio Evans, Kayle and Ashley Alford, Tyree Eagle, sister, Janice Evans, brothers, Lonnie, Kenneth, and Ricky Evans all survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BARBARA GAYLE GOSS PASSMORE ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Sunday, 6 November 2005

 

            Barbara Gayle Goss Passmore Alford, 61, formerly of Greenville, went home to be with Jesus on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005.

            Born in Greenville, she was a daughter of the late James B. Goss, Sr. and Hassie Mae Hall Goss.

            Surviving are her husband, Bill Alford, of Seneca [Oconee Co.]; a daughter and son-in-law, Trisha and Greg Black, of Virginia Beach, Va.; a son, Russell Cox, of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sisters, Betty Crook and her husband, Bob, of Greenville, Ruby Goss of Mauldin, Linda Mason and her husband, Henry, of Greenville, and Tammy Lowe of Greenville; an aunt, Edna Galloway, of Easley; an uncle, Rev. Charles Goss and his wife, Ann, of Simpsonville; a granddaughter, Tina, of Travelers Rest; three great-grandchildren, Andrew and Alex Clark and Kayla Townsend, of Travelers Rest; and many nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford was predeceased by a husband, Luther Passmore.

            Services will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest, with visitation from 1:30 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, West.

            Memorials may be made to her great-grandchildren’s trust c/o Bank of Travelers Rest.

            The family is at the home of her sister, Linda Mason, 11 Catawba Street, Greenville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BARBARA LANE ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 4 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Barbara Lane Alford, 69, 4 p.m. Thursday at Cooper Funeral Home with entombment in Riverside Cemetery....

            Born in Dillon Co., a daughter of D.W. and Ruth Lane, she died June 2, 2003.

            Surviving are sons, Johnny, Jack, siblings, Miriam Harrelson, Diane Hyatt, Guy, Freddie Lane; grands, Tara, Curt, Ryan, Jennifer Alford, Keith Leviner, Brandon Griggs, Danielle Mathews; great-grands.

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            A summarized obituary from Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald, lists her birth date as 25 June 1933 and her parents as D.W. and Ruth P. Lane.

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

 

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BENNY EUGENE ALFORD

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Friday, 27 February 1998

 

DUNCAN—Rev. Benny Eugene Alford, 59, of 307 Cokes Ridge Drive died Feb. 25, 1998, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

            A native of Anderson, he was the son of Emma Hiott Alford of Anderson and the late Willis Alford. He was a retired minister and security guard with Wanger Systems in Greenville. He was a member of Duncan First Baptist Church.

            Also surviving is a son, Daniel R. Alford of Statesville, N.C.; two daughters, Susan A. Lutz of Wake Forest, N.C., and Sandy A. Manly of Spartanburg; a sister, Dorothy Carithers of Anderson; and five grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in The McDougald Funeral Home.

            Services will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral chapel.... Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

            The family is at the home of his daughter, Sandy Manly, 432 Grayson Drive, Moore....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benny E. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 22 Dec 1938.

            See the obituary of his mother, Sara Emma Hiott Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Benny Eugene 1938 ?? 1, Willis James 1902 GA2, Wade Hampton 1876 GA3, David B. 1849 SC4, Lodwick 1802 NC5, Drury Cade 1767 NC6.

 

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BERNIECE EDWARDS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 4 April 1975

 

CHARLESTON—Mrs. Berniece Edwards Alford died Thursday morning after a short illness while visiting her aunt in Marion

            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Smith Brothers Funeral Home of Marion. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Marion, a daughter of the late Furman M. and Ethel Rogers Edwards of Marion.

            Surviving are her husband, Preston (Beans) Alford of Charleston; two sons, Jerry Alford, U.S. Army, Fort Knox, Ky.; and Don Alford, U.S. Marines, Jacksonville, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Willie Marvin (Mary Estelle) Lane of Marion; a brother, Harry R. Edwards of Marion; and a grandson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernice [sic] Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 Feb 1917.

            See the obituary of her husband, Preston Blake Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BERRY COLEMAN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 16 February 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Berry C. Alford, 70, of Galivants Ferry, died Thursday [Feb 15] in a local hospital following an illness of five weeks.

            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. at Happy Home Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Gethsemane Baptist Church cemetery, directed by Meares Funeral Service

            Born in Horry County, he was the son of the late Lewis H. and Galvin McCracken Alford. He was a member of Happy Home Baptist Church.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Glenn Cook Alford; three sons, Artis D.B. Alford of U.S. Navy, Portsmouth, Va., and H.B. Alford and Billy Alford of Rt. 3, Galivants Ferry; five daughters, Mrs. Clifton Elvington of Lake View, Mrs. Oscar Beaver [Leatha May] of Dillon, Miss Edna Alford and Miss Azile Alford of the home, and Mrs. John Ariola of Waterbury, Conn.; his stepmother, Mrs. Nettie Williamson Alford of Gurley; four brothers, Eli Alford of Gurley, Burden Alford of Galivants Ferry, Branty Alford of Loris and Don Alford of Conway; three sisters, Mrs. Flossie Hilburn, [text appears to be missing here—typesetting error] Small of Galivants Ferry, and 13 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. From AAFA records, he was born 2 June 1891.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Glenn Cook Alford; and children Arthur Leneau Alford, Billy F. Alford, H.B. Alford, Leatha Alford Beaver, Edna Alford Gerrald, and Annie Alma Alford Elvington in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Berry Coleman 1891 SC1, Lewis H. 1868 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William 1811 NC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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BERRY GENE ALFORD

 

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

 

THE HERALD-SUN

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

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Thomas Alford b. ca 1795 NC.

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

 

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BERTIE ELISA LEE ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 21 December 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

ST. STEPHEN [Berkeley Co.]—Graveside services for Bertie Lee Alford, 86, of McGill Road, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Carolina Memorial Gardens.... J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., North Area Chapel, is in charge. Flowers will be accepted.

            Mrs. Alford died December 19, 1997. Born in Pinewood, she was a daughter of Robert E. Lee and Bertha Wise Lee. She was a housewife and member of Portside Baptist Church.

            Surviving are daughter, Pearl A. Masters of Columbia; sisters, Inez Cox of Johnsonville, Marie Rowell of Goose Creek, Katerine Vanderver of North Charleston, and Bonnie Smith of Winterville, N.C.; brothers, George W. Lee of Round O and Calvin Lee of Aiken; 12 grands; nine-grands; and three great-grands.

 

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Photos from Carolina Memorial Park, North Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Paulette – no email – used Edit 7/27/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertie L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 20 Sept 1911, last residence St. Stephen, Berkeley Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her son Rudolph Carey Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Although Rudolph Sr.’s gravestone shows his death year as 1991, SSDI records show that he was born 6 Jan 1905 and died _____ Jan 1983, last residence Charleston, Charleston Co., SC. His son Rudolph Jr. died in 1991.

            A living grandchild of Rudolph and Bertie Alford (child of their daughter Pearl Alford Masters), posted a Family Tree on Ancestry.com with Bertie’s middle name and other family details. Rudolph’s father is listed as Morris Browning Alford (1876–1937), but his parents are not named. His mother is listed as Delilah Willoby.

            North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000, lists the birth of Rudolph Cary Alford in New Hanover Co., NC, in 1905 to Maurice B. Alford.

            North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741–2004 (Ancestry.com), lists the marriage of M.B. Alford and Nicie Carroll on 24 Jan 1915 in Columbus Co., NC.

 

1900 CENSUS

 

Wilmington Ward 1 (District 64), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #134:

John F. Alford      head      24   b. Nov 1875    NC NC NC  married 2 years            painter

Etta                       wife       23   b. Jan 1877      NC NC NC  0 children, 0 living

Morriss                 brother   22   b. Dec 1877     NC NC NC                                      painter

 

Harnett (District 63), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #219:

John H. Alford      head      80   b. Jan 1820      NC NC NC  married 37 years          farmer

Mary C.                 wife       59   b. Aug 1841    NC NC NC  7 children, 5 living

 

Harnett (District 63), New Hanover Co., NC, Dwelling #220:

William R. Alford    head   27   b. Sept 1872    NC NC NC  married 4 years            fishing

Sophia                      wife    29   b. ___ 1871     NC NC NC  1 child, 1 living

John H.                     son   8/12   b. Aug 1899    NC NC NC

 

1910 CENSUS

Delgade (District 81), New Hanover Co., NC

 

Dwelling #205:

Morris Alford            head     34     NC NC NC      1st marriage 11 years        fisherman

Lila                              wife     34     NC NC NC      1st marriage 11 years

                                                                                   4 children, 3 living

Sallie F.                       dau         7     NC NC NC

Rudolph                     son         4     NC NC NC

Morris                          son         2     NC NC NC

 

Dwelling #206:

John F. Alford            head     39     NC NC NC      1st marriage 12 years        fisherman

Etta                             wife     37     NC NC NC      1st marriage 12 years

                                                                                   5 children, 2 living

Woodard                     son         3     NC NC NC

Lena                            dau    6/12     NC NC NC

 

Dwelling #207:

William R.T. Alford    head     38     NC NC NC      1st marriage 13 years        fisherman

Sophia                         wife     35     NC NC NC      1st marriage 13 years

                                                                                   5 children, 4 living

Johnnie                        son       10     NC NC NC

William W.                  son         7     NC NC NC

Rosa                            dau         6     NC NC NC

Elizabeth                     dau         3     NC NC NC

 

1920 CENSUS

Ransom (District 35), Columbus Co., NC, Dwelling #428:

 

George F. Carroll        head                     66      NC NC NC     farmer

Eliza E.                        wife                      64      NC NC NC

Maurice B. Alford     son-in-law            43      NC NC NC     boat engineer

Isabelle N.                   dau                       32      NC NC NC

Rudolph                     stepgrandson        12      NC NC NC

Maurice B.                  stepgrandson        11      NC NC NC

George F.                    grandson        3-9/12      NC NC NC

 

1930 CENSUS

Ransom (District 15), Columbus Co., NC, Dwelling #59:

 

M.B Alford           head        54   NC NC NC  farmer           age 39 at 1st marriage

Mrs. M.B.               wife        42   NC NC NC                       age 27 at 1st marriage

Fennel                       son        14   NC NC NC

Annie                       dau          8   NC NC NC

   [In Dwelling #58 is the family of G.W. Carroll, Isabelle Nicie’s father.]

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Rudolph Carey 1905 NC1, Morris Brown/Browning 1877 NC2, John H. ???? NC3.

 

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BETTY MILLER ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 12 October 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Betty Alford, 59, of Bass Drive, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at Conway Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was born June 17, 1947 in Horry County, a daughter of the late Donald Joseph and Clara Mae Long Miller. She was a member of Valley Forge Baptist Church and the Woodmen of the World.

            Surviving are her husband, Lester Alford of Conway; three brothers, Joe Miller of Conway, Billy Miller of Mt. Airy, N.C. and Ronnie Miller of Myrtle Beach; one sister, Doris Carroll of Conway; and her caretaker, Carrie Baker.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2006 at Valley Forge Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in Bayboro Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BEVERLY MARIE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 May 1983

 

Name: Beverly Marie Alford

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Everette Alford

Date of Birth/Age: three months old

Date of Death: Sunday

Place of Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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BILLY F. ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 5 August 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Services for Billy F. Alford, 56, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Rains Freewill Baptist Church, with burial in Methodist Rehobeth Cemetery, Galivants Ferry.... The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home....

            Mr. Alford died Monday [August 3] at a Florence hospital after an illness. Born in Horry County, Jan. 9, 1942, he was a son of the late Berry C. and Glenn Cook Alford. He was a member of Rains Freewill Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran and was employed at Blumenthal Mills in Marion.

            Surviving are his wife, Keller Alford of Mullins; sisters, Edna Gerrald of Galivants Ferry, Juanita Ariola of Waterbury, Conn.; sister-in-law, Tammy F. Williamson of Columbia; nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy F. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituaries of his parents, Berry Coleman Alford and Glenn Cook Alford; and siblings Arthur Leneau Alford, H.B. Alford, Annie Alma Alford Elvington, Leatha Alford Beaver, and Edna Alford Gerrald in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Billy F. 1942 SC1, Berry Coleman 1891 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B 1780 SC?6, William 1760 NC?7.

 

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BONNIE CAIN ALFORD

 

[Bonnie died in VA, but because of her close ties to SC, we are also publishing her obituary here.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 19 September 1960

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Cain Alford, 85, died Saturday night at Dixie Hospital in Hampton, Va., following an illness of several years. She was the wife of the late Caldwell Alford, who died in 1929.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday from Mt. Elon Free Will Baptist Church near Hyman.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 27, 1874, in Pamplico, daughter of the late Conn and Rebecca Hyman Cain of Florence County. After marriage, Mrs. Alford lived in Florence 49 years. She made her home in Hampton for the past 10 years....

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. F.A. Andrews of Florence and Mrs. Charlie F. Foster and Mrs. Mirtylene A. Wiggins, both of Newport News, Va.; three sons, John Alford of Hampton, Nathan A. Alford of Florence, and June Alford of Norfolk, Va.; one sister, Mrs. Doshie Elliott of Jacksonville, Fla., 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

            .... Waters Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her daughter-in-law Jettie Maybelle Hendrix Alford, wife of Nathan Alfonso Alford; and her sisters-in-law Sarah Rebecca Alford Jensen and Nancy Alford Hyman in this compilation.

 

1930 CENSUS

Florence (District 10), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #400:

 

Nathan Alford        head        25   SC SC SC    sign painter   age 19 at 1st marriage

Jettie                       wife        27   SC SC SC                         age 21 at 1st marriage

Virginia                    dau  3-4/12   SC SC SC

Dora                         dau   10/12   SC SC SC

Bonnie                mother        51   SC SC SC    widow

Mittie Wrigins        sister        31   SC SC SC    married         age 19 at 1st marriage

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Jeffers (District 50), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #180:

 

Colwell Alford      head      53   SC SC SC       widowed      farmer

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Florence (District 21), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #459:

 

Callwell Alford     head      43   SC SC SC       1st marriage 19 years            farmer

Bonney                 wife       38   SC SC SC       9 children, 8 living

Ruth                      dau        17   SC SC SC

John                       son         16   SC SC SC

Madlean                dau        12   SC SC SC

Marie                     dau        11   SC SC SC

Hyacintha              dau          9   SC SC SC

Alfonse                 son           6   SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Jeffreys (District 39), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #48:

 

Catwell Alford      head      35   b. May 1867    SC SC SC    married 8 years            farmer

Bonnie                  wife       28   b. Mar 1872     SC SC SC    4 children, 4 living

Ruth                      dau          7   b. May 1893    SC SC SC

John W.                 son           5   b. Nov 1894    SC SC SC

Mirtie                    dau          2   b. July 1892     SC SC SC

                                                   [sic—should be 1897]

Elisabeth P.           dau   11/12   b. June 1899    SC SC SC

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Jeffreys (District 91), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #5:

 

J.C. Alford            head                  63   SC SC SC       farmer

Sarah A.                wife                   45   SC SC SC      

S. Rebecca            dau                    21   SC SC SC

Caldwell               son                     13   SC SC SC

Julia M.                 dau                      7   SC SC SC

Nancy                    dau                      3   SC SC SC

 

 

1870 CENSUS

Jeffreys, Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #20:

 

John Alford                         52       SC   farm laborer

Sarah                                   33       SC

Sarah                                   10       SC

Ellen                                      6       SC

Reuben                                 3       SC

Louisa                              6/12       SC

Samuel                                18       SC   farm laborer

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Caldwell Reuben 1867 SC1, John Calhoun 1818 SC2.

 

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BRAZILLAH ROWELL ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Wednesday, 18 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Brazillah Rowell Alford, 84, widow of Clarence L. Alford, of Waccamaw Bend Road, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at Conway Medical Center.

            She was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Harrison and Georgia Cook Rowell.

            Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Todd and Judy Altman, both of Conway; a son, Joseph Alford and his wife, Shirley, of Ashville, Ala.; a brother, Lawrence Rowell of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; two stepsisters, Avis Lee Jacobs of Georgetown and Betty Jean Haynes of Conway; five grandchildren, Doug Todd and Jody Altman of Conway, Eddie Joe Alford of Cosby, Tenn., Debbie Knight of Gray Court and Lisa Dutton of Honea Path; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home…. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brazillah R. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 17 October 1918, last residence Conway, Horry Co.

            Clarence Leander Alford, born 21 July 1916, was the son of John Gray Alford and Gussie Caroline Lewis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Clarence Leander 1916 SC1, John Gray 1886 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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BUENA COCKFIELD ALFORD

 

[Nearly identical articles were published in The State and in the Morning News on the same day.]

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Thursday, 9 July 2009

 

BRITTON’S NECK, S.C.—Mrs. Buena Cockfield Alford, 88, widow of Paul Alford, died Tuesday, July 7, 2009, in Greenville, S.C.

            She was born November 27, 1920, in Florence County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Annie Hannah Cockfield. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Ladies Missionary Society.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are three daughters, Paulette Summerford and her husband Harold of St. Petersburg, Florida, Dianne Allen of Lakeland, Florida, and Bea Turner of Greenville; her grandchildren, Allen Summerford, Karen S. Melhem and Margaret T. Norris; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian C. Grey of Florence.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 10, at Central United Methodist Church in Britton’s Neck, with the Rev. Virgil Seaber officiating. Burial will follow in Old Neck Cemetery, directed by Smith-Collins Funeral Home of Marion.

            Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Smith-Collins Funeral Home of Marion. Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, c/o Vikki Cox, 208 Cox Road, Gresham, S.C. 29546. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths.

 

35739381_123945195618Photo from Old Neck Cemetery, Brittons Neck, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

The online photograph is cut off on the right.

Permission granted by the photographer, John Richardson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Buena’s husband’s parents, William Power Alford and EffieGrace Whaley Alford; and his brother Henry Henison Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Paul 1917 SC1, William Power 1892 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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CALVIN GEORGE ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published on the same day in the Morning News.]

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 11 April 2010

 

            Calvin George Alford, 64, of Causey Farm Road, passed away Friday, April 9, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Alford was born in Conway, S.C., a son of the late Morris McGee Alford and Katherine E. Ammons Alford. He enjoyed NASCAR and football, and was preceded in death by one brother, Harry B. Alford.

            Survivors include five sisters, Margaret A. Barfield and husband, Billy of Conway, Jacqueline A. Harrelson of Hartsville, Patricia A. McDaniel of Florence, Rebecca A. Jolley and husband, Wayne, of Florence, and Dolly A. Hardwick and husband, Bo, of Conway; one brother, Nelson E. Alford and wife, Betty, of Georgetown; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2010 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Burial will follow in State Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice. An online guest book will be available at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com. Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from State Branch Cemetery, Conway, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Patti Yourko Burns - pb_pb32@yahoo.com – sent 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Calvin George Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 29 June 1945, last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his father, Morris McGee Alford; and his brother Harry Byrd Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Calvin George 1945 SC1, Morris McGee 1902 SC2, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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CAROLYN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 15 March 1946

 

HYMAN, March 14—Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Mt. Zion church for Carolyn Alford, aged 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Alford....

            Active pallbearers were Clinton Ard, E.S. Prosser, Alex Tilton, and Wallace Broach.

            Surviving are a sister, Shelby Jean Alford, and one brother, Herbert Alford. Mrs. Alford was the former Miss Cora Lee Ard of Hyman.

 

AAFA NOTES: She was born 7 Apr 1942 and died of influenza pneumonia on 9 March 1946 in Florence Co., SC [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]. Her father was Furman C. Alford.

            See the obituaries of her brother Herbert William Alford Sr. and her grandparents, William Robert Alford (with census reports) and Alferetta Prosser Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Carolyn 1943 SC1, Furman Cleveland 1906 SC2, William Robert 1877 SC3, John William 1844 SC4.

 

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CARREL HILL ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 27 June 1972

 

Name: Carrell Hill Alford

Parents: Albert G. and Mary Guffey Hill

Spouse: Sion E. Alford (died in 1922)

Date of Birth/Age: Age 86

Date of Death: Saturday [June 24]

Place of Death: Bennettsville

Place of Burial: Services at Carolina Presbyterian Church

 

Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrel Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Apr 1886, last residence Little Rock, Dillon Co., SC. Her death date is listed as _____ June 1972.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Daniel James Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Sion E. 1886 SC1, Daniel James 1853 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CARRIE ALFORD BETHEA EVANS

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 January 1995

 

20. Name: Carrie Alford Bethea Evans

Parents: Leeor Bethea and Jim Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Born Feb. 2, 1920

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Wednesday, January 19, 1995

Place of Death: Residence

Place of Burial: Roadside Cemetery (AA)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Roadside Cemetery is identified as traditionally serving the African-American community.          

 

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CARRIE BELLE TANNER ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—25 October 1918

 

MRS. MONROE ALFORD OF MARION DIES AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

 

MARION, Oct. 23—Mrs. Monroe Alford of Marion died at her home in this city October 12, after a short attack of influenza. The funeral was conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J.W. Daniel, D.D., the same day, at Tabernacle Church, this county.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Monroe Alford, her father and mother, several sisters and brothers, and four small children.

            Mrs. Alford was a sweet tempered Christian woman and the community has suffered a loss in her death.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children James Monroe Alford, McKeevie Alford Dudley, and Preston Blake Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Henry Monroe 1888 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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CARRIE PARROT KEITH HALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—11 December 1919

 

TIMMONSVILLE [Florence Co.], Dec. 10—Mrs. Carrie Parrot Halford, wife of R.E. Halford, now of Charleston, passed away Monday night at the Baptist hospital in Columbia after an illness of long duration. The funeral services were held here this morning at 11 o’clock and the interment followed in Byrd cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford was twice married, the first time to Charles Benton Keith, by which union she leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Palmer of Cartersville, and a son, Capt. James Byrd Keith of Timmonsville.

            By her secondmarriage, besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Lieut. R.E. Halford, Jr., now stationed at Camp McPherson, Ga.

            Mrs Halford was a woman of lovely Christian character who bore her sufferings with cheerfulness and grace. She was connected by birth and marriage with the most prominent families of this section of the state.

 

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CATHERINE EASTERLING ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 26 October 1911

 

            Great was the gloom cast over our neighborhood Thursday night [October 19] when the news was spread that Mrs. D.J. Alford was dead.

            Although being in declining hearth for more than a year the end came almost as a thunder bolt from a clear sky. Since her return from the hospital, about three months ago she was so bright and cheerful, even able to make short visits in the neighborhood, we hoped that she would be spared several years yet, but God willed it not so, and Thursday night, though not as well as common, she was talking with her loved ones around her bed about eight o’clock, slept for a few minutes, awoke and in a short while apparently fell asleep again and then passed into the great beyond....

            She was a woman of strong personal character, one of God’s noble women nobly planned. Since being an invalid she was a greater power for good than many in full possession of their faculties. Wherever there was need within her reach she was there in spirit if not in person. Many there are that will bless her memory for words and deeds.

            She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and eight children. Mrs. Sion Alford of Rowland; Mrs. Gus Alford, of Dillon; Mrs. Laurin McInnis, of Carolina; Messrs. Knox and Grady and Misses Emily, Jessie and Lizzie, at home; three grandchildren, several brothers and sisters....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel James Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Joseph Grady Alford, John Knox Alford, Emily C. Alford, and Maybelle Alford Alford in this compilation.

 

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CHALMERS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 23 November 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

DARLINGTON [Darlington Co.]—Funeral service for Mr. Chalmers Alford will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25, 2006, in Church of God of Prophecy, 920 W. Smith Ave., Darlington. Burial will follow in Florence National Cemetery directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home Inc. of Darlington.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday, Nov. 19, in a Florence hospital after a long illness. He was born in Darlington, a son of the late Catherine Alford.

            He was educated in Darlington County public schools and served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged.

            He made his home in Philadelphia, where he was gainfully employed at Connelly Container until he retired. Fourteen years ago, he and his wife moved to Darlington. He became a member of the Church of God of Prophecy where he served faithfully.

            Those who are left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife, Nellie Fuller Alford of the home; two daughters, Alicia Alford and Carolyn (Ernest) Haggert, both of Philadelphia; five sons, Eddie (Shirley) Alford of Huntsville, Ala., Timothy (Joyce) Alford and Kelvin (Elaine) Alford, all of Philadelphia, Levern (Janet) Josey of High Point, N.C., and Douglas Richardson of Darlington; a stepson, Kenneth Fuller of Philadelphia; two brothers, Oree Alford and Sam Alford, both of Philadelphia; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law; three aunts, Sue Josey and Marie Alford, both of Darlington, and Dorothy Moose of Philadelphia; an uncle, Walter Alford of Philadelphia; nieces and nephews....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chalmers Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 23 Nov 1926.

            This is an African-American family as listed on the censuses. Chalmers apparently used his mother’s last name, but his father, Alfred Davis, is listed on the 1930 census.

 

1930 CENSUS

Mont Clare, Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #187:

 

Willie Alford         head                        38   SC SC SC          farm laborer

                                                                                                age 18 at 1st marriage

Annie                    wife                         40   SC SC SC

                                                                                                age 20 at 1st marriage

Blanche                 [step-]dau                14   SC SC SC

Eugene                  son                           12   SC SC SC

Pansy                     dau                          11   SC SC SC

David                    son                             9   SC SC SC

Arthur                   son                             7   SC SC SC

[illeg]                     dau                    3-1/12   SC SC SC

Chalmers              grandson          3-5/12   SC SC SC

Alfred Davis         son-in-law               28   SC SC SC          farm laborer

                                                                                                age 28 at 1st marriage

Katherine              daughter                  21   SC SC SC          home farm laborer

                                                                                                age 21 1st marriage

 

1920 CENSUS

Mont Clare, Darlington Co., SC

 

Dwelling #125:

William Alford                  head            60   SC SC SC       farmer

Genia                                 wife             40   SC SC SC

 

Dwelling #126:

Joe Alford                         head            74

Sousanna                           wife             50

Andrew Bootie                 cousin          18

 

Dwelling #127:

William Alford Jr.             head            29   SC SC SC       farmer

Anna                                 wife             30   SC SC SC

Eugene                              son                 4   SC SC SC

Eveline                              dau                2   SC SC SC

David                                son            8/12   SC SC SC

Abe Samuel                       step-son       14   SC SC SC

Blanch                               step-dau        5   SC SC SC

Howard                             nephew        22   SC SC SC       farm laborer

 

1910 CENSUS

Mechanicsville, Darlington Co., SC

 

Dwelling #86:

Joseph Alford                   head            64   SC SC SC       farmer              widower

Joseph Jr.                           son               30   SC SC SC       farm work

 

Dwelling #87:

William Alford                  head            50   SC SC SC       farmer              m. (1) 21y

Euginia                              wife             40   SC SC SC       farm work       m. (1) 21y

                                                                                             2 children, 2 living

William                              son               18   SC SC SC       farm work

 

1900 CENSUS

Mechanicsville, Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #245:

 

William Alford          head     34      b. Oct 1865       SC SC SC      farmer     m. 13y

Genia                         wife     33      b. Apr 1847      SC SC SC      2 children, 2 living

                                                         [should be 1867]

Lula                           dau         9      b. Nov 1890      SC SC SC

William                      son         7      b. July 1892      SC SC SC

 

Possibly this family: 

1880 CENSUS

Mechanicsville, Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #282:

 

Elek Alford                       head            60   SC SC SC       farmer widower

Elek                                   son               18   SC SC SC       farm hand

William                              son               17   SC SC SC       farm hand

Annie                                dau              14   SC SC SC       school girl

 

1870 CENSUS

Hamilton, Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #161:

See also the obituary of Roland Furman Alford in this compilation; this family is listed near his grandfather and may be related.

 

Alex Alford                                          50   SC                   farmer

Rebecca                                                 48   SC

William                                                    6   SC

Annie                                                      4   SC

 

            These people were not located on the 1860 census since they were probably slaves. The 1860 Slave Census for Darlington Co., SC, shows no Alford slave owners (slaves were not named but listed by age and sex only). A map published by Harper’s Weekly in November 1861 showed that 59% of the people in Darlington Co. were African-American.

            Based on censuses in Darlington Co. back to 1870, this is the probable lineage of Chalmers, through his mother: Chalmers 1926 SC1, Catherine 1909 SC2, William 1892 SC3, William 1865 SC4, possibly Alex 1820 SC5.

 

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CHARLES LANG ALFORD, JR.

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Monday, 26 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

MAULDIN [Greenville Co.]—Charles Lang Alford Jr., 80, of 124 Kingsley Drive, died Saturday, April 24, 1999, following a sudden illness.

            Born in Godfrey [Morgan Co.], Ga., he was a son of the late Charles L. and Nina Smith Alford. He was former owner and operator of Utility Supply Co. and was a member of Eastlan Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Coed No. 5 Sunday School Class.

            He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Margaret Long Alford; daughter, Gayle A. Carson of Simpsonville; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles L. III and Patricia Alford of Greenville; sister, Kathryn A. Hamlin of Mapleton, Ga.; brothers, W. Hubert Alford of Greenville, and R. Arnold Alford of Easley; grandchildren, Lang and Kasey Alford, and Chad and Caroline Carson; great-granddaughter, Kelsie Lynn Alford; and aunt, Lucile Hutchens of Greenville. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter A. Alford.

            Service: 11 a.m. today at Eastlan Baptist Church. Burial: Greenville Memorial Gardens.... Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

 

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Photos from Greenville Memorial Gardens, Piedmont, Greenville Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, “Karen & Buddy”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 March 1919, last residence Mauldin, Greenville Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his brother William Hubert Alford and his sister-in-law Mildred Cox Alford in this compilation.

            On Charles Ling [sic] Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 29, a sing farmer living in Madison Co., GA, and employed in Morgan Co., GA. He is single, was born 31 Oct 1888, and signed his full name.

            Nina Alford and her children are listed on the 1930 census with her parents, Arthur and Lucy H. Smith:

 

1930 CENSUS

Hello (District 22), Morgan Co., GA, Dwelling #32:

 

Nina F. Alford                  dau                 27   GA GA GA    widow

Charles L.                        grandson        11   GA GA GA   

Edna C.                             granddau          9   GA GA GA

William H.                         grandson          8   GA GA GA

Walter A.                          grandson          6   GA GA GA

Robert A.                          grandson  1-3/12   GA GA GA

 

            His lineage: Charles Lang 1919 GA1, Charles Lang 1887 GA2, John Allen 1815 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CHARLOTTE LUE ALFORD HARDEE

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 October 1974

 

Name: Charlotte Alford Hardee

Parents: John Henry and Helen Hardee Alford

Spouse: Dock L. Hardee

Date of Birth/Age: Age 64

Place of Birth: Horry County

Date of Death: Sunday [September 29]

Place of Death: Florence

Place of Burial: Services at Bayboro Baptist Church

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte Hardee (SS# issued in SC) was born 16 Sept 1874 and died _____ Sept 1974. Her last residence Nichols, Horry Co., SC.

            Her obituary incorrectly says she was age 64. She was actually 100. Her gravestone in Bayboro Baptist Church Cemetery in Loris, Horry Co., confirms her birth and death dates.

            See the obituary of her brother William Henry Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records show that Charlotte Lue Alford m. Doctor Levi Hardee. Her parents were John Henry Alford and Helen Elizabeth Hardee.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Charlotte Lue 1874 SC1, John Henry 1855 SC2, Joel 1800 SC3.

           

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CLARA BELL ALFORD BEST

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 13 August 2005

 

MYRTLE BEACH [Horry Co.]—Clara Alford Best, age 90, of Berrywood Court died Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

            Born Nov. 1, 1914 in Horry County, S.C., she was the daughter of the late John E. and Ellen Atkinson Alford. Mrs. Best was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Best Sr. in 1986.

            Surviving are her son, William ‘‘Billy’’ F. Best Jr. and wife, Susan, of Myrtle Beach; grandson, Patrick Scot Best and wife, Jennifer, of Ridge, Md.; granddaughter, Florence Denise Carlson and husband, Jeff, of Myrtle Beach; sister, Lillian Sawyer of Gainsville, Fla.; great-grandson, Damien Best; great-granddaughter, Logan Best and closest friend, Mamie Coleman.

            Entombment will be 11 a.m., Sunday at Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

            Sign guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com or at MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

            Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 950 48th Ave. North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara B. Alford Best (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 Nov 1914.

            See the obituary of her brother Edward Eugene Alford (with census listings) in this compilation.

            In 1920, Clara Bell Alford, 4-6/12, and her sister Lillian, 9, are living with their uncle McRay Atkinson in Le Gette, Marion Co., SC. Their father died in 1915 and their mother, who was living in Le Gette with 2 older children, died after the census on 15 Oct 1920 in Marion Co., SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Clara Bell 1914 SC1, John Ellis 1869 SC2, Daniel Murdock 1847 SC3, Warren Little 1823 TN4, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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CLARA MAEBELLE MCMINN ALFORD

Mother of Jean Alford Barkolow, AAFA #1090

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 25 August 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

WEST COLUMBIA [Lexington Co.]—Services for Clara Maebelle Alford, 83, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel of Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington, conducted by the Rev. Derrick Cutter, with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 this evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Charity at Providence Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of the late Samuel J. Alford, died Thursday, August 23, 2001. Born in Hoopers Creek, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Roy O’Neil and Bessie Coggins McMinn. She was a member of Pine Ridge Church of God.

            Surviving are her daughters, Bobbie Alford Miller of Florence, Elvia Jean Barkalow of West Columbia, Elizabeth A. Walker of Lexington, and Carolyn Shealy of West Columbia; son, Samuel James Alford Jr. of West Columbia; three sisters; four brothers; 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara M. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 2 May 1918, last residence McColl, Marlboro Co.

            See the obituary of her son, Samuel James Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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CLARA SMITH ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 18 July 1974

 

RAINS—Mrs. Clara Smith Alford, 69, died Tuesday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Reedy Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Smiths Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late Mrs. George and Lettie Spivey Smith. She was the wife of Eugene Alford of Rains and a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church.

            Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Muriel Buckmaster of Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Rosa Lee Mouzon of Charleston; four sons, Smith Alford of Laurinburg, N.C., Aubrey Alford of Cordell, Ga., Tommy Alford of Lafayette, La., and Jerry Alford of Charleston; and 13 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 Feb 1905.

            See the obituaries of her children Rosalee Alford Mouzon, Muriel Alford Buckmaster, and Tommy Bloyce Alford in this compilation.

 

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CLAUDIA ALFORD SKIPPER

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Friday, 8 December 2000

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—Services for Claudia Alford Skipper, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pisgah United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Memorials may be sent to Pisgah United Methodist Church, 1600 Pisgah Church Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544.

            Mrs. Skipper, widow of Charles Howard Skipper, died Thursday, December 7, 2000 in Conway Hospital following an illness. Born in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Hattie Richardson Alford. She was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are daughter, Carolyn Skipper Thomas, Galivants Ferry; sister, Florrie Baxley, Galivants Ferry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claudia A. Skipper (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 July 1922, last residence Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Henry Alford who died in 1955; and sister Thelma Florrie Alford Baxley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Claudia 1922 SC1, William Henry 1876 SC2, William Edward 1855 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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CLAUDIA CHANDLER ALFORD

 

THE MESSENGER

Hartsville, Darlington Co., SC—Wednesday, 24 August 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

BRITTONS NECK [Marion Co.]—Funeral services for Claudia Chandler Alford, 87, were held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Central United Methodist Church.... Burial followed in Old Neck Cemetery, directed by Smith-Collins Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Henry H. Alford, died Friday, Aug. 19, at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center after an illness. She was born on June 2, 1918 in Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late George Franklin Chandler and the late Lela Davis Chandler. She was a homemaker and a member of Central United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are four daughters, Andra Risinger of Charleston, Carol (Mike) Edwards of Hartsville, Darlene Baxley of Rock Hill and Donna Driggers of Marion; her grandchildren, Delaine Driggers Slusser, Travis Alford Driggers, Benji Risinger, Allison Baxley, Matthew Baxley, Milissa Baxley and Carmen Edwards; and a sister, Clara Lee Snowden of Darlington....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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CLAUDIA LEE PARNELL ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Sunday, 5 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

ANDERSON [Anderson Co.]—Claudia Parnell Alford, 90, of 308 Greenview Lane, Anderson, died Saturday, September 4, 1999, at National Health Care of Anderson. She was the wife of the late Rev. Wade Hampton Alford, former pastor of Poplar Spring Baptist Church. Born January 22, 1909, in Starr, S.C., she was the daughter of the late John Lee and Cora V. Brown Parnell.

            A homemaker, Mrs. Alford was a member of Poplar Spring Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher for many years. She was also involved in a ministry in which she distributed gospel literature and devotionals throughout her community.

            Surviving are her four sons, William H. Alford and his wife, Celestine Alford of Piedmont; Robert L. Alford of the home, George T. Alford of Atlanta, and John W. Alford and his wife Kay Alford of Eugene, Ore.; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Joe F. Parnell and Norton B. Parnell; and her sister, Lorena Gunter. Mrs. Alford was the last surviving member of her family.

            The funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at The McDougald Funeral Home Chapel…. Following the service, interment will take place in New Silver Brook Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Tim Brown, Chris Wilson, Donnie Phillips, Billy Anderson, A. N. Brown, Ken Greenway and Joe Furguile….

            The family will be at the home of her sister-in-law, Hazel Parnell Brown, 124 Londonberry Drive, Cobblestone East, Anderson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Claudia L. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituaries of her son Robert Lee Alford and her daughter-in-law Fannie Celestine Teague Cox Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Wade Hampton 1911 SC1, Wade Hampton 1876 GA2, David B. 1849 SC3, Lodwick 1802 NC4, Drury Cade 1767 NC5.

 

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CLIFTON C. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 2 May 1956

 

CHERAW [Chesterfield Co.], May 1—Clifton C. Alford, 46, died early this morning in a Bennettsville hospital where he had been carried a few hours earlier.

            A son of Mrs. Ida Campbell Alford and the late John Chance Alford, he was born in Pamplico, with the exception of a year when he lived in Maxton, N.C. he had made Cheraw his home.

            He was a member of the Cheraw Masonic Lodge No. 15, and the Omar Temple of the Mystic Shrine.

            Funeral services will be held from the Redfearn Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday....

            Burial will be in the Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

            Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Gladys Howard; one daughter, Elizabeth Cleo; his mother, Mr. J.C. Alford of Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Junior Prince and Mrs. Jack Davis of Raleigh, N.C., and Mrs. Alvin King of Hartsville; three brothers, Clyde Alford and Rollings Alford of Raleigh and Cliff Alford of Chesterfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Clifton C. Alford was born 6 February 1910 in Pamplico, Florence Co., SC.

            See the obituary of his uncle William Robert Alford in this compilation.

            On John Chancellor Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 34, a self-employed farmer living in Florence Co., SC. He was born 18 Dec 1884 and names Ida Alford of the same address as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Clifton C. 1910 SC1, John Chancellor 1884 SC2, John William 1844 SC3.

 

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CLYDE ALBERT ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Saturday, 26 May 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

            Clyde Albert Alford, 85, husband of Virginia Walker Alford, of Mt. Pleasant [Charleston Co.], SC, died Thursday, May 24, 2007.

            The relatives and friends of Clyde Alford are invited to attend his Funeral Service on Monday, May 28, 2007 at the McClellanville United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the McClellanville Cemetery. Friends may call at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel on Sunday, May 27, 2007 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

            Mr. Alford was born June 28, 1921 in Georgetown County, SC, son of the late William Capers Alford and Lillie Idell Finklea Alford. He attended The Citadel and graduated from Bowling Green College in Bowling Green, Kentucky. During World War II, he served in the US Navy in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Alford was a retired Internal Revenue Service agent.

            He is survived by his wife of Mt. Pleasant, SC, daughters, Alberta Virginia Alford Druce and Jane Skrine Alford Szorc, both of Mt. Pleasant, SC, sister, Myrtle Alford McConnell and Ruth Alford Hansen, both of Georgetown, SC, brother, William Cole Alford of Georgetown, SC, five grandchildren, Robert Walker Alford Druce, Christopher William Druce, Katherine Frances Druce, Victoria Caroline Druce, and Maxim Joseph Szorc.

            Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clyde Albert Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituary of his sister Myrtle Juliette Alford McConnell in this compilation.

            On William Capers Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he says he was born 28 June 1877. He is age 41, a farmer living in Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC, and names his wife Lilly.

            His lineage: Clyde Albert 1921 SC1, William Capers 1877 SC2.

 

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COLLIE JACKSON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 17 April 1957

 

MULLINS, April 16—Mrs. Collie Jackson Alford, 75, wife of D.L. Alford of Centenary, died at her home Tuesday afternoon after four years of declining health.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Arial Baptist Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Marion County, the daughter of the late Jesse and Sarah Merritt Jackson. She was a member of Aerial Baptist Church.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons, Marvin and Littles Alford, of Centenary, John R. of Poston; three daughters, Mrs. Sam Jernigan, Nichols, Mrs. Dick Richardson of Marion, Mrs. J.C. Cannon of Gresham; eight brothers, M.V. and Hoyt, Mullins, Ivey and H.G., Marion, King and George, Gresham, Henry, Lumberton, N.C., W.J., Spartanburg; one sister Mrs. Katie Sales [hard to read], Tabor City, N.C.; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Doctor Larie “Dock” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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COLON L. ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 22 March 1983

 

Name: Colon L. Alford

Parents: George W. and Amelia Ray Alford

Spouse: Ruby Willkes Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 70

Place of Birth: Horry County

Date of Death: Tuesday

Place of Death: Local hospital

Place of Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Colon L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Aug 1912 [apparently an incorrect date] and died _____ March 1983, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruby Wilkes Taylor Alford, and his mother, Amelia Ray Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Colon L. 1912 SC1, George Washington Alford 1877 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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CONSTANCE JOHNSON ALFORD SARVIS

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 5 February 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

FLORENCE [Florence Co.]—Services for Constance “Connie” Johnson Sarvis, 68, will be held on Friday at Belk Funeral Home in Darlington. Burial followed in Grove Hill Cemetery.

            Born in Marion County to Clyde and Viola Brown Johnson, she died on February 3, 2004.

            Survivors include her husband, Thelbert; children, Michael Alford, Mickey Sarvis, Dianne Strawn, and Jean Peele; and siblings Gladys Rising and Clyde Johnson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Constance J. Sarvis (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 February 1935, last residence Florence, Florence Co.

 

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CORA MAE TAYLOR ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 28 May 2008

 

COLUMBIA—Services for Mrs. Cora Mae Taylor Alford, 80, will be held 2:00 p.m. (viewing at 1:00 p.m.) Thursday at Greater Saint Luke Baptist Church with burial in Capernaum Baptist Church Cemetery, Hopkins, SC. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel, is in charge.

            Surviving are her daughters, Mary Weston and Julia Alford Miles; sons, Richard Jr., Charlie, Robert and Willie Alford; brother, Ernest Taylor; and sister, Beatrice Young; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

Leevy’s Funeral Home

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—_____ May 2008

 

Cora Alford

 

            Mrs. Cora Mae Taylor Alford, was born September 27, 1927 in Lykesland, South Carolina to the late Mr. Robert Taylor and Mary Brown Taylor. She departed this life on Thursday, May 22, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Richard Alford, Sr.

            Mrs. Cora Mae Taylor Alford leaves to cherish her memory: four sons, Richard (Susie) Alford, Charlie (Galena) Alford, Robert (Jackie) Alford and Willie Alford all of Columbia, South Carolina; two daughters, Mary (John) Weston and Julia (Robert) Miles both of Columbia, SC; one brother, Ernest Taylor; one sister, Beatrice Young of Columbia, SC; fourteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren, and a host of other loving relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Mae Taylor Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 27 September 1927 and died 22 May 2008.

            See the obituary of her daughter Mary Alford Weston in this compilation.

            Cora’s husband is probably the Richard Alford who was born 30 Oct 1924 and died _____ Feb 1963 (SS# issued in SC).

 

Probably:

1930 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 10), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #153:

 

Daniel Alford         head   B                 20   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             age 19 at 1st marriage

Annie M.                 wife   B                 23   SC SC SC       age 17 at 1st marriage

Richard              stepson   B                   6   SC SC SC

Laura                 stepdau   B                   5   SC SC SC

 

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CORINNE WATKINS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 5 July 1958

 

HARTSVILLE [Darlington Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Corinne Watkins Alford, 57, who died in Columbia [Lexington Co.] will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from New Market Methodist Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Hartsville and lived several years in Charleston before moving to Columbia. She was a daughter of the late Johnny Watkins and Mrs. Daisy Johnson Watkins.

            She was co-owner of the W.B. Alford drapery shop in West Columbia. Mrs. Alford was a past commander of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

            Surviving are her husband, Wardie B. Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Fred McDonald, Greenville, and Mrs. R.E. Johnson, Billings, Mont.; two sons, W.B. Jr., West Columbia, and W.E. Alford, Gaston; four sisters, Mrs. William Dodge, Mrs. Tessie Barnett, St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. M.E. Gurney, Charleston, Mrs. Dannie Davis, New Castle, Penn.; a brother, Leon Watkins, Hartsville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Wardie Bishop 1893 SC1, William Edward 1855 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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COUSAR ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 13 August 1908

 

            At a frolic near Selkirk Saturday night Cousar Alford was shot by his cousin, Sam Alford. The principals to the affair are colored. The bullet entered at the small of the back and passed entirely throughout the stomach. Dr. W.B. Smith of Little Rock operated on the negro in the hope of saving his life, but the bowels had been badly perforated and the negro died the following morning [August 9]. The negroes were at a hot supper and had been drinking together. Alford’s slayer escaped.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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DAISY ALFORD MCKENZIE

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 29 August 1969

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Daisy McKenzie, 86, of Dillon died Wednesday [August 27] in a local nursing home after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. at Dillon Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, directed by Williams Funeral Home.

            Mrs. McKenzie was the widow of Monroe McKenzie. She was a daughter of the late Malcolm and Sally McPhaul Alford of Dillon County.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe McPherson of Dillon; a sister, Miss Mary Alford of Dillon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy McKenzie (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 March 1883.

            See the obituary of her sister Mary McPhaul Alford (with census reports) in this compilation.

            Buried in the same plot at Riverside Cemetery:

 

            Sara McKenzie McPherson 6/1/1919-4/12/1986

            Joe T. McPherson   3/17/1921-3/7/1980   PFC U.S. Army WWII

            Daisy Alford McKenzie 8/6/1883-8/27/1969

            Monroe McKenzie 9/7/1875-10/14/1967

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Daisy 1883 SC1, Malcolm E. 1846 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DAISY BELLE DIXON ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 13 May 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

SUMTER [Sumter Co.]—Services for Daisy Belle Dixon Alford 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pisgah AME Church; burial in Hillside Memorial Park. Palmer Memorial Chapel is in charge. Born in Lee Co. to John and Lucinda Dixon, she died May 10, 2004.

            Surviving: husband, Hampton Alford; children, Dr. George, Lt. Col. Garnel, Ellison Alford, Robert Perkins, Harry Young, Katie Furman, Janie Dixon; 5 siblings; one grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy B. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 8 June 1919, last residence Sumter, Sumter Co.

 

1920 CENSUS

Bishopville (District 13), Lee Co., SC, Dwelling #226:

 

Hampton Alford   head             B        60   SC SC SC       farmer

Lizzie                    wife              B        56   SC SC SC

Quinn                    son                B        20   SC SC SC

George                  son                B        19   SC SC SC

Caroline                 dau               B        16   SC SC SC

Fred                       son                B        14   SC SC SC

Hampton Jr.        son                B        13   SC SC SC

Jessie                     son                B        10   SC SC SC

Willie                     son                B          8   SC SC SC

John                       son                B          6   SC SC SC

Henry                    son                B        17   SC SC SC

Anna                     sister             B        25   SC SC SC       house servant

 

 

Probably:

1870 CENSUS

Bishopville, Sumter Co., SC, Dwelling #73:

 

James Alford                        B        55   SC                   farm laborer

Caroline                                B        54   SC

James                                    B        17   SC

Daniel                                   B        14   SC

Minty                                   B        13   SC

Hampton                              B          9   SC

Henry                                   B        21   SC

 

            Her husband’s probable lineage: Hampton 1907 SC1, Hampton 1860 SC2, James 1815 SC3.

 

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DAISY BURR ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 22 February 1994

 

Name: Daisy B. Alford

Parents: Bogan and Elizabeth Flowers Burr

Date of Birth/Age: Age 83

Place of Birth: Marion County

Date of Death: Saturday, Feb. 19

Place of Death: Marion Memorial Hospital (Article headlined Latta)

Place of Burial: Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery

 

In another article:

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—20 February 1994

 

LATTA—Mrs. Daisy B. Alford, 83, died Feb. 19, 1994, at Marion (S.C.) Memorial Hospital. Funeral is 2 p.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Home in Dillon. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight.

            Survivors are her sons, William Alford of Cheraw, Wayne Alford of Dillon, Jim Alford, Vernie Alford, Larry Alford, Gene Alford, Craig Alford; daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Abbott of Marion, S.C., Mrs. Ann Langdon of Las Vegas, Mrs. Carolyn Paramore of Coolidge, Ga., Mrs. Lorrine Tart, Miss Ernestine Alford, Mrs. Stella Clark.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy B. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 28 Dec 1910, last residence Latta, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Eugene Alford; and her children Ernestine Alford, Elizabeth Alford Langdon, Lorraine Alford Tart, and Major Alford in this compilation.

 

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DAISY MAE ALFORD SKIPPER

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 26 October 1962

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Daisy Mae [text missing]liam James Skipper of 1401 Race Path Street, Conway, died in a local hospital Thursday following an extended illness.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Skipper was born on Nov. 4, 1900 in Bayboro section of Horry County, a daughter of William Henry Alford and the late Annie Carroll Alford. She was a member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one son, W. James Skinner Jr. of Palatka, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. James Holden of Galivants Ferry, Mrs. Elbert Long of Conway; her father, William Henry Alford of Aynor and three brothers, Bud Alford of Bayboro, Alton Alford of Myrtle Beach and Pete Alford of Columbia, and 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Henry Alford, and brother Henry Alton Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Daisy Mae 1900 SC1, William Henry 1881 SC2, John Henry 1855 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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DAN ALLEN ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 19 October 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

BEAVER DAM [Union Co.]—Dan Allen Alford, 70, a retired assembler with Gates Rubber Company died Sunday [Oct 18] in a North Charleston hospital. The funeral will be at 2p.m. Tuesday in Mount Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial, directed by Dial-Murray Funeral Home of Moncks Corner, will be in Johnson Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Conway, a son of Allen M. Alford and Rosie Huggins Alford. He was a Mason. He was a member of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Eva Page Alford; three daughters, Dale Jane Smith of Lebanon, Nancy Branton of Goose Creek and Stephanie Clark of Moncks Corner; two sons, James N. Alford of Reno NV, and Thomas A. Alford of Beaver Dam; a sister, Joyce Martin of Orangeburg; a brother Vernon Alford of Greenville; 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dan A. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 16 September 1928, last residence Bonneau, Berkeley Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Leroy Earl Alford, Quincy A. Alford, and Vernon Lee Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Dan Allen 1928 SC1, Allen Marvin 1905 SC2, John M. 1859 SC3, James T. 1830 SC4, Levi Solomon 1800 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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DANIEL ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Monday, 3 June 1963

 

CLIO—Daniel Alexander Alford, 88, died Sunday in a Clio nursing home.

            He was a son of the late J.W. and Martha Smith Alford of Dillon County.

            Alford was a prominent farmer of Clio Route 1, in Marlboro County.

            Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Flora Larkins of Laurinburg, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in Carolina Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.... Masonic rutes will be rendered at the graveside.

            Whitner Funeral Home of Bennettsville is in charge of arrangements.

           

 

Photos from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his siblings Graham Brown Alford, Nora Alford Atkinson, Harriett Alford Smith, and Mary Frances Alford Weatherly in this compilation.

            Daniel’s mother was probably Flora Jane McPhaul Alford. Martha Smith Alford, named in the obituary, is his stepmother.

            On Daniel Alexander Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 44, a farmer living in Clio, Marlboro Co., SC. His birth date is 5 July 1874, he names Mrs. Sallie Alford of the same address as his nearest relative, and he signs his full name.

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Harleeville (District 89), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #118:

 

James Alford                   head        37         SC SC NC      farmer

Harriet                               dau        10         SC SC SC

Mary F.                             dau          7         SC SC SC

Daniel A. (male)       dau [sic]          5         SC SC SC

Lenora                               dau          3         SC SC SC

 

            Buried in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

                        Flora Jane Mcphaul Alford        26 Mar 1841 - 11 Oct 1879

                              Wife of J.W. Alford

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Daniel Alexander 1874 SC1, James Wellington 1850 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DANIEL JAMES ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 13 March 1913

 

            Sunday [March 9] at noon Mr. D.J. Alford passed away at his home in Carolina section after a short illness with typhoid fever. The passing of Mr. Alford removes one of the best citizens of the county. He was the type of man who made friends easily and always had the confidence of those who knew him best. He was a successful farmer, a staunch supporter of the schools and churches, a model citizen, and a kind and indulgent father.

            He was about 60 years of age and his surviving children are Mrs. L. McInnis, Misses Emily, Knox, Grady, Jessie and Lizie Alford, of Carolina; Mrs. Gus Alford, of Rowland, his wife having preceded him to the grave about a year ago. He was laid away at Carolina church Monday morning.

 

In another article:

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—12 March 1913

 

DILLON, March 11—D.J. Alford of the Carolina section of this county died Sunday about noon at his home of typhoid fever. He had been sick several days only and his death came as agreat shock to his friends. He was about 60 years old and had been very successful at farming. He was a man of the highest type of citizenship and highly esteemd by all who knew him.

            He is survived by a wife and seven children, Mrs. L. McInnis of Carolina, Mrs. Gus Alford of Rowland, Zion Alford of Rowland and Misses Emily, Jesse and Lizzie who lived at home, and two boys living at home, Knox and Grady.

            Three of his daughters, Misses Emily, Jesse and Lizzie, are seriously ill with the same disease.

            The interment was at the Carolina burial ground yesterday morning.

 

Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Catherine Easterling Alford, and his children Joseph Grady Alford, John Knox Alford, Emily C. Alford, and Maybelle Alford Alford in this compilation.

            Daniel, his wife, and some of his children are buried in Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

Correl Hill Alford [wife of Sion]                                      4/12/1886-6/24/1972

   [sic—see the obituary of Carrel Hill Alford]

Sion E. Alford                                                                  1886-1922

Small stone and is broken                                                 date 1895

Infant son of D.J. & Catharine Alford                             died 5/8/1893

Beulah, daughter of D.J. & Catharine Alford                  3/27/1885-6/22/1886

Howard Paisley, son of D.J. & Catharine Alford             5/21/1890-5/24/1910

D.J. Alford / FATHER                                                     1/7/1853-3/9/1913

Catherine Easterling, his wife / MOTHER                       2/7/1859-10/19/1911

Emily C. Alford                                                                9/1/1883-3/22/1921

 

1910 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 61), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #44:

 

Daniel J. Alford          head      57      SC SC SC          1st marriage 32 years                         

                                                                                       farmer

Cathrine                      wife       50      SC SC SC          12 children, 9 living

Emily                           dau        26      SC SC SC

Sion E.                        son         24      SC SC SC          carpenter

Knox                           son         22      SC SC SC          farm laborer

Howard P.                   son         20      SC SC SC

Jessie K.                      dau        19      SC SC SC

Joseph G.                    son         16      SC SC SC          farm laborer

Elizabeth                     dau        12      SC SC SC

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 71), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #120:

 

Daniel Alford              head      47      b. Jan 1853         SC NC SC      married 22 years                  

                                                                                                               farmer

Catherine                     wife       41      b. Feb 1859        SC SC SC       10 children, 9 living

Maybelle                     dau        18      b. Nov 1881       SC SC SC

Emily                           dau        16      b. Sept 1883       SC SC SC

Sion                             son         14      b. May 1886       SC SC SC      

Knox                           son         11      b. July 1888        SC SC SC      

Howard                       son         10      b. May 1890       SC SC SC

Jesse                            dau          8      b. Aug 1891       SC SC SC

Grady                          son           6      b. Apr 1894        SC SC SC      

Elizabeth                     dau          2      b. May 1898       SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Daniel James 1853 SC1, Paisley 1825 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DANIEL WARREN ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 25 January 1912

 

            After a ten days illness with pneumonia Mr. Daniel W. Alford passed away at his home in Dillon Monday morning [January 22] at 8’oclock. The news of Mr. Alford’s death was a great shock to his numerous friends. Although past his three score and ten, he was a familiar figure in the daily life of the community and enjoyed the friendship and companionship of both young and old. A man of fine moral character, excellent habits and sturdy constitution he continued to be active in his accustomed pursuits until long past the age at which men ordinarily drop out of the ranks of the workers. He was of a cheerful disposition, this spirit remaining with him until the last. He served gallantly throughout the four year’s struggle as a member of the First South Carolina Regiment and was bounded [wounded?] in the Battle of the Wilderness.

            Mr. Alford was the son of Jas. L. and Sallie L. Alford. He was born near Selkirk on May 22nd, 1839 and was 73 years of age.

            He is survived by a wife and four children Mrs. Phillip Osteen, Miss Nina Alford, and [apparently some text is missing because the following are siblings:] Messrs. Manton Alford of Selkirk; Neil Alford, of Marion, J.F. Alford, of Dillon, Mrs. A.P. McLean, and Miss Mary Ann Alford who live near Selkirk.

            The funeral services were held at his late residence Tuesday morning and the body was laid away at the Alford burying ground near Selkirk. In his death the town loses a good citizen and his home loses a devoted husband and affectionate father.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records confirm that Daniel Warren Alford was born 22 May 1839 in SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth F. “Bettie” Walters Alford; children Adfull Pierce Alford, James Augustus Alford, Addie Anina “Nina” Alford, and Harriet Onelia Alford Osteen; and brothers James Frierson Alford Sr. and Manton Alford in this compilation.

 

1900 CENSUS

Manning (District 77), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #24:

 

Daniel Alford      head         61  b. May 1839    SC NC NC   m. 21 years         farmer

Bettie F.               wife         57  b. Oct 1842     SC SC SC    5 children, 4 living

J. Gustus                son         21  b. Nov 1878    SC SC SC

Hariet O.               dau         19  b. July 1880     SC SC SC

Nina A.                 dau         16  b. Aug 1883    SC SC SC

Pierce A.                son         13  b. Sept 1886    SC SC SC

 

 

1880 CENSUS (June 28)

Harleeville (District 89), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #479:

 

Daniel Alford        head                  40   SC NC NC      farmer

Elizabeth               wife                   37   SC SC SC

Augustus               son                       1   SC SC SC

 

The family of his brother James Frierson Sr. is in dwelling #481.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Daniel Warren 1839 SC1, James Little 1811 NC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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DAVID ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Wednesday, 2 November 2005

 

GRESHAM [Marion Co.]—David Alford, 70, husband of Ethel Branton Alford, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2005. Services will be at 3 p.m., Hickory Hill Free Will Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery, directed by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            He may be the “David Alford of Gresham” listed as a brother in the obituary of Leon Alford in this compilation. However, he would have been born about 1925, and Robert is the name of the 5 year old on the 1930 census of Leon’s parents.

 

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DAVID EARL ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 11 December 1979

 

Name: David Earl Alford

Parents: David Alford and Primes Alford, foster parents Julius and Ruby Lee Ellerbee, Lake View

Date of Birth/Age: Age 26

Place of Birth: Dillon County and of Lake View

Date of Death: Thursday [Dec 6], auto accident

Place of Death: Little Pee Dee State Park Road

Place of Burial: Old Clio Cemetery in Clio

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 July 1953, death date _____ Dec 1979. His last residence Lake View, Dillon Co., SC.

 

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DEBBIE LEE ALFORD SARVIS

Aunt of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 23 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

RAINS [Marion Co.]—Services for Debbie A. Sarvis, 78 were held at Ariel Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Meares Funeral Home was in charge.

            Mrs. Sarvis, widow of the late Johnny Otto Sarvis, Sr., died Sunday [October 21] at Marion County Medical Center. Born is Horry County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Preston and Isabella Mishoe Alford.

            Surviving are daughters, Patricia Dozier, Phyllis Robinson, Sandra Foxworth, son Johnny Sarvis, Jr., sister, Martha Miller, 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Debbie L. Sarvis (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 February 1923, last residence Rains, Marion Co., SC. Her full name was Debbie Lee Alford.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Joseph Valine Alford and William Gordon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Debbie Lee 1923 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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DEBORAH ANN LANE ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 5 July 1996

 

            Deborah Ann Lane Alford, 48, of Sweethome Church Road, died Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at Conway Hospital after an illness.

            She was born in Conway, a daughter of the late Baker and Dula Nancy Floyd Lane.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Outreach for Christ Freewill Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Billy G. Alford; a son, Billy L. Alford of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Ginger I. Boyd of Conway and Sherri Alford of Myrtle Beach; a brother, Harry Lane of Charleston; three sisters, Kay Ackerman of Georgetown, Betty Strickland of Charleston and Ruth Cochrane of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Old Neck Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Old Neck Cemetery, Brittons Neck, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Richardson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DELLA ALFORD WALTER

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 15 March 1951

 

Name: Delta* Alford Walter

Spouse: Dr. Alford B. Walter

Date of Birth/Age: Age 93

Date of Death: March 12, 1951

Place of Death: Confederate Home, Columbia, SC

Place of Burial: Cederate*

 

*101 Cemeteries in Marian County, SC, Page 271 – lists Della Alford Walter and Dr. Alford B. Walter in Cedardale Cemetery, Mullins, SC.

 

Photo from Cedardale Cemetery, Mullins, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jeff Murrie - JeffMurrie@aol.com – 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Della Alford was born 17 June 1858 in Little Rock, Dillon Co., SC. Her husband was Alfred Bethea Walter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Della 1858 SC1, Warren Little 1823 TN2, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DELLY MAE ALFORD JONES RABON

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Thursday, 9 June 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

AYNOR [Horry Co.]—Delly Mae Alford Jones Rabon, 64, died Wednesday [June 8] in a local hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Goldfinch’s Conway Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Rabon was born in Horry County, a daughter of Homer B. Alford and Amelia Barnhill Alford. She was a member of Valley Forge Missionary Baptist Church and was the widow of M.T. Rabon.

            Surviving are two sons, Hollis Jones and Nelson Jones, both of Aynor; five daughters, Genevieve Smith and Renee Todd, both of Conway, Mary A. Johnson, Josephine Martin and Norma J. Rowe, all of Aynor; two brothers, Melton Alford and Eddie Alford, both of Thomasville, N.C.; six sisters, Izzie Parrott of Florence, Goldiphine Allen, Len Lockhart and Carolyn Nobles, all of Aynor, Ven Jordan of Chadbourn, N.C., and Hazel Balliet of Conway; and 12 grandchildren, and Helle Anderson, [article cut off].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delly M. Rabon (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 August 1929.

            See the obituaries of her father, Homer Burroughs Alford; and her sister Goldaphine Alford Allen in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Eddie D. Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Delly Mae 1929 SC1, Homer Burroughs 1898 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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DEWEY BOYD ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 24 December 2000

 

            Dewey Boyd Alford, 63, of Wayside Road, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at Conway Hospital.

            He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Estelle Alford Skipper.

            He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Betty Alford; a son, Chris Alford and his wife, Angie, of Conway; a daughter, Kim Carney and her husband, Ethan, of Myrtle Beach; and three grandchildren, Kayla Alford and Christa Alford, both of Conway, and Dylan Carney of Myrtle Beach.

            Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Juniper Bay Baptist Church. The Rev. Charles Thrower and the Rev. Micah Hucks will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Juniper Bay Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in memory of Dewey Alford, 5265 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, SC 29526.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Estelle Skipper is listed as a daughter of William Henry Alford in his obituary; she may be Dewey’s mother.

 

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DEWEY EMANUEL ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 16 September 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

MARION [Marion Co.]—Mr. Dewey Emanuel Alford, 83, died Friday, September 15, 2006, at his residence after an illness. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2006 in Palmetto Memorial Gardens Cemetery directed by Richardson Funeral Home....

            Born in Marion, he was a son of the late Pearlie Dubose Alford and Leila W. Pace Alford. Mr. Alford was of the Methodist faith and a high school graduate. He was a veteran having served in the Navy during World II. He was retired and a co-owner of a dairy business.

            Survivors are his wife, Miriam S. Alford, of the home; two daughters, Peggie A. Conant and Carl of Columbia and Ann Alford of Marion; two sisters, Olivia Whitaker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Betty Weicht of Las Vegas, Nevada; one grandson, Carl Conant, III of Columbia and two Great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by two brothers, P.D. Alford, Jr. and Walter H. Alford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dewey Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 August 1923.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Pearlie Dubose Alford and Walter Herbert Alford; and his uncle Edward Manuel Alford (with other relatives listed) in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Dewey Emanuel 1923 SC1, Pearlie Dubose 1894 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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DIANE ALFORD MARLOW

 

Photo from Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 10 July 2011

 

LEXINGTON—Diane Alford Marlow, 68, died July 7, 2011 after a long fight with lung cancer. The family wishes to thank the compassionate care of Dr. Marshall, Dr. Madden and all of their respective staff members. They made her last years and especially the last week as comfortable as possible. Diane enjoyed sixteen years of marriage to her husband and loved the combined family of her two daughters and her husband's three daughters and one son. They were all her children and she loved them equally with all her heart.

            Diane is survived by her husband, Dan Marlow; mother, Katherine Alford; sister, Debra (Nelson) Gammans; children, Wendy Waddle, Christy (Mark) Pernat, Mark Marlow, Laura Marlow, Anne (Alex) Beuhring, and Lynn (Tom) Van Tiem; grandchildren, Tyler Waddle, Kayla Marlow, Ian Swiedler, Riley Pernat, Kevin Beuhring, Ella Beuhring, Tommy Van Tiem, Evelyn Van Tiem, Joe Van Tiem, and Elodie Pernat. The grandchildren were the light and love of Diane's life.

            Diane started her career with the state government at South Carolina Parks Recreation and Tourism, where she did double duty as a state employee and also served as the Executive Director of Keep America Beautiful of South Carolina. In that role she was very active in bringing the Adopt a Highway from Texas to South Carolina and in raising the public's awareness of the damage litter does to our beautiful state. From PRT Diane went to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling. She was a project manager for the office's outreach and education programs, working closely with schools across the state on curriculum materials and setting up recycling programs as well as making countless presentations to students. In addition, she was the office's resident expert on backyard composting, helping recycling coordinators and residents.

            Diane loved people. She was a cheerleader and she carried that enthusiasm over to her adult life. Her love of life was contagious and as cheerleading captain and homecoming queen she inspired others to enjoy and celebrate all of life's moments. She was always ready to give an encouraging word to those in need. She participated in a number of beauty contests, including the Miss Georgia Pageant, where she was voted Miss Congeniality by her peers. She was very active in the Girl Scouts for many years. She loved children and also taught swimming for many years. She dedicated her life to be of service to this wonderful world and its people.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, 5503 Sunset Blvd., Lexington, SC. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2011 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Diane Alford Marlow (SS# issued in GA) was born 24 Nov 1942, last residence Lexington, Lexington Co., SC.

 

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DOCTOR LARIE “DOCK” ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Michael Boyd Alford, AAFA #0495

 

Source unknown

_____, Marion Co., SC—Thursday, 11 September 1980

 

RAINS [Marion Co.]—Dock L. Alford, 86, died Wednesday [September 10] in a Mullins hospital after an illness.

            Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday in Ariel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of the late John R. and Mary James Alford. He was a retired railroad worker and farmer. He was a member of Ariel Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two sons, Marvin Alford of Gresham and Littles Alford of Conway; three daughters, Mrs. Dick Richardson of Mullins, Mrs. Sam Jernigan of Tabor City, N.C., and Mrs. Curry Cannon of Gresham; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dock Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 17 January 1894 and died _____ September 1980, last residence Mullins, Marion Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Joseph Mack Alford and Southern Albert Alford in this compilation.

            On Dock Larie Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 23, b. 17 January 1894 in Burcol [??], SC. He is a farm laborer living in Centenary, Marion Co., SC, with a wife and three children. He is short with blue eyes and “yellow” hair, and he signed his full name.

            From Ariel Baptist Church Cemetery, Marion Co., SC as of July 29, 1999:

 

            Marvin Alford

            April 21, 1920

            May 6, 1990

 

            Dock L. Alford

            January 17, 1894

            September 10, 1980

 

            Colie Jackson, Wife of D.L. Alford

            March 27, 1882

            April 16, 1957

 

            Dick Richardson

            1924

            &

            Elizabeth A. Richardson

            1922

 

1930 CENSUS

Le Gette (District 3), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #215:

 

Dock Alford         head         40      SC GA GA  age 21 at 1st marriage        farmer

 [The birthplaces of Dock’s parents are handwritten and clear, but his mother, living with him, was clearly born in SC. All SC birth places are stamped.]

Coly Alford          wife          43      SC SC SC    age 24 at 1st marriage

Little Alford         son            17      SC SC SC

Rob Alford           son            13      SC SC SC

Marvin Alford       son              8      SC SC SC

Lizzie Alford        dau             6      SC SC SC

Maggie Alford      dau     4-1/12      SC SC SC

Mary Alford          mother      66      SC SC SC    widow

 

1920 CENSUS

Le Gette (District 103), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #164:

 

Dock Alford           head          28      SC SC SC       farmer

Colie Alford            wife           37      SC SC SC

Sarah Alford           dau              6      SC SC SC

Littles Alford          son               5      SC SC SC

Roberson Alford     son               3      SC SC SC

 

1910 CENSUS

Buck (District 46), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #200:

 

Living with the William and Mary J. Smith family:

Dock Alford           boarder      17      SC SC SC       farm laborer

 

1910 CENSUS

Buck (District 46), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #249:

 

John R. Alford        head          60      SC SC SC       1st marriage 40 years

                                                                                    farmer

Mary F. Alford       wife           48      SC SC SC       9 children, 8 living

Joseph M. Alford    son             22      S SC SC

Arthur J. Alford      son             13      S SC SC

Mary E. Alford       dau            20      S SC SC

 

1900 CENSUS

Conway (District 57), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #328:

 

John R. Alford        head       50      b. May 1850          SC SC SC    m. 25 years

                                                                                                            farmer

Mary Alford            wife        40      b, July 1859           SC SC SC    9 children, 8 living

Albert Alford          son          20      b. Nov 1879          SC SC SC   

 [probably wrong birth date since he’s not listed in 1880; Bible record says 15 Jan 1881]

Julius R. Alford      son          18      b. Mar 1882           SC SC SC

John Alford             son          16      b. Feb 1884           SC SC SC

Ettie Alford            dau         14      b. Aug 1885          SC SC SC

Joseph Alford         son          12      b. Jan 1880 [sic]    SC SC SC

Doctor L. Alford   son            9      b. Feb 1891           SC SC SC

Walter Alford         son            7      b. Nov 1892          SC SC SC

James Alford           son            4      b. Apr 1896           SC SC SC

 

1880 CENSUS

Dog Bluff (District 52), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #99:

 

John R. Alford               head             28        SC SC SC       laborer

Mary F. Alford              wife              18        SC SC SC

Hatty Alford                  dau                 1        SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Doctor Larie 1892 SC1, John Robeson 1852 SC2, Arthur 1803 SC3, Arthur about 1775 SC4.

 

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DOLORES WILSON ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 5 August 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

GADSDEN [Richland Co.]—Services for Dolores Wilson Alford of 1320 Kingville Rd., will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at Church of God, Wateree, with burial in Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Gadsden.... Visitation is 3-9 tonight at J. P. Holley Funeral Home, Garners Ferry Road Chapel, Columbia....

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998. Born in Gadsden, she was a daughter of Joseph Wilson Sr. and Ada Ruth Cunningham Wilson. She was a member of the Church of God and employed with Gleamns Headstart.

            Surviving are her parents; son, Michael Cansler of Shelby, N.C.; daughter, Meshall of Gadsden; brothers, Joseph (Sarah) Wilson Jr. and Barry (Etta) Wilson, both of Gadsden; sisters, Pandora W. LaBrew and Flora C. Robinson, both of Gadsden; a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DORIS L. ALFORD COOPER

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 4 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

MARION [Marion Co.]—Services for Doris L. Cooper, 75, were held at the Chapel of Richardson Funeral Home with burial in Devotion Gardens.

            Mrs. Cooper, widow of Clyde Cooper, died December 1, 2001. Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late James and Laura Alford.

            Surviving are son, Terry Cooper, daughters, Cheryl Baxley and Faye Evans, sisters, Gertie Dix, Leathea Graham, and Geraldine Sellers. Brothers T.L. Alford and Donnie Alford predeceased her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris A. Cooper (SS# issued in SC) was born 5 March 1926, last residence Marion, Marion Co.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Doris L. 1926 SC1, James Fred 1888 SC2, Samuel P. 1860 SC3, James T. 1830 SC4, Levi Solomon 1800 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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DOROTHY ALFORD CORNETT

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Tuesday, 15 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Dorothy Alford Cornett, 78, a retired registered nurse with the Marion County School District, died Saturday [September 12] in a Columbia hospital. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. today in Cox-Collins Funeral Home. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery.

            Mrs. Cornett was born in Marion County, a daughter of William Alford and Mattie Smith Alford. She was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. She was a member of Gapway Baptist Church. She was the widow of retired Maj. Coy M. Cornett.

            Surviving are a son, Robert Cornett of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two daughters, Pamela Cornett of Mullins and Cynthia C. Watson of Columbia; two brothers, Stanley Alford of Columbia and Neil Alford of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Virginia Alford of Columbia; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Martha Prudence Smith Alford, and her siblings Mildred Alford Byrd, Virginia Grey Alford, and William “Chessie” Alford.

            Dorothy and her sister Mildred died on the same day.

            Her parents and family were enumerated in Marion County, SC, in the 1920 census. Father was listed as Willie 40, mother as Mattie 27. Children were Gerome W. 4, Virginia 3 (mentioned in the obit), and Herbert 2.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Dorothy 1920 SC1, William Herbert 1880 SC2, Daniel Murdock 1847 SC3, Warren Little 1823 TN4, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DOROTHY MAE ALFORD MITCHELL

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—_____ July 2008

 

            Dorothy Mae Alford Mitchell died July 15, 2008. House Of Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

House of Thomas Funeral Home

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—_____ July 2008

 

Dorothy Mitchell

 

            Dorothy Mae Alford Mitchell was born on July 25, 1947 in Dillon, SC to David Alford Sr and Mary Ann Alford. She died Tuesday July 15, 2008 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC.

            She was married to the late Victor Mitchell Sr and to this union two children were born, Victor Jr. and Vanessa. Graduating with the Gordon High School class of 1966 she moved to Harlem NY where she remained until 2003. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Latta under the leadership of Rev. Dr. John L. Davis and was active with city council and her community.

            She leaves to cherish loving memories her children, her mother and father, two brothers; David Jr (Patricia), and George “Money” (Desiree) Alford and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DOROTHY PADGETT ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, GA—Saturday, 22 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

JOHNSTON [Edgefield Co.], S.C.—Mrs. Dorothy Padgett Alford, 52, died on Thursday, November 20, 2003, at her residence. Graveside services were held on Sunday, November 23, 2003, at the Piney Grove Church Cemetery in Edgefield.

            Survivors include her husband, Tony Alford; a daughter, Naomi Alford, her parents, Goode and Geneva Padgett; six brothers, Donald, Connell, Jimmy, David, Erving, and Jerry Padgett; and three sisters, Patricia Minnick, Betty Walton, and Mildred Davis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy P. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 June 1951, last residence Johnston, Edgefield Co.

 

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DOUGLAS EDWARD ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 13 July 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Douglas Edward Alford, 64, husband of Betty Lane Alford, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at Carolinas Hospital System in Florence after an illness.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, in Red Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery.... The services will be directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born July 11, 1942, in Marion County, a son of the late Edward Eugene Alford and the late Lizzie Fleetwood Brown Alford. He was a retired insurance salesman. Mr. Alford was a member of Gapway Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mr. Alford in addition to his wife of the home are a son, Douglas E. Alford Jr. of Mullins; two daughters, Teresa A. Singleton and her husband, Jeff, of Wake Forest, N.C., and Donna A. Hinson and her husband, George Edward, of Florence; four grandchildren, Shane Alford, Christian Alford, Bailey Hinson and Caitlin Singleton; a sister, CaraBell Sawyer of Marion; and three brothers, Kerry Alford of Charleston, Ellis Alford of Mullins and Benny Alford of Danville, Va.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Cox-Collins Funeral Home and at other times at Mr. Alford’s home at 5493 Bluff Road, Mullins.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Edward Eugene Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Douglas Edward 1942 SC1, Edward Eugene 1907 SC2, John Ellis 1869 SC3, Daniel Murdock 1847 SC4, Warren Little 1823 TN5, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC6, Warren 1770 NC7, Jacob 1738 VA8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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DOUSCHKA MARION ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Friday, 13 September 1963

 

Name: Doushke Alford

Parents: William McDonald and Sara Elizabeth Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 84

Date of Death: Tuesday

Place of Death: Ancestral Home, The Cedars.

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Douschka Marion Alford was b. 11 Aug 1879, the youngest of her parents’ 12 children.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, McPherson McLean Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Douschka Marion 1879 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DUNCAN CURRY ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 13 November 1969

 

Name: Dr. Duncan Alford

Parents: Manton and Rena Curry Alford of Dillon County

Date of Death: Wednesday [November 12]

Place of Death: home in Spartanburg

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery in Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Duncan Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 11 Dec 1899, last residence Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Martin Alford; parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            Buried next to each other in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

                        Duncan Curry Alford, M.D.                     11 Dec 1899 - 12 Nov 1969

                        Mildred Martin Alford, R.N.                    20 Oct 1903 - 5 Oct 1967

                        Infant daugher of D.C. & M.M. Alford   22 May 1939

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Duncan 1899 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DUNCAN E. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 9 September 1977

 

HAMER [Dillon Co.]—Funeral Services for Dunk Alford will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Magnolia AME Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Green’s Funeral Home in Dillon.

            Mr. Alford, 86, died Monday [Sept 5] in Honorage Nursing Home in Florence after a long illness.

            He was the son of the late Maggie and Issac Alford and was born in Marion County.

            Surviving are two brothers, Willie Alford of the home, Johnny Alford of Hamer; and a sister, Mrs. Sarah Alston of Norfolk, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dunk Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 Jan 1891 and died _____ Sept 1977.

            See the obituary of his mother, Mary Maggie Alford, and half-brother Willie James Alford in this compilation.

            Duncan is listed as a stepson in 1900. His father is unknown. Ages of family members on the census reports are not consistent.

 

1930 CENSUS

Carmichael (District 6), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #167:

 

Isac Alfred                head      B           50   SC SC SC       age 21 at 1st marriage

                                                                                             farmer

Mary M.                     wife      B           49   SC SC SC       age 18 at 1st marriage

Dunk E.                      son      B           25   SC SC SC

Willie J.                        son      B           19   SC SC SC

Sarah                           dau      B           20   SC SC SC

John                             son      B           15   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Carmichael (District 23), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #170:

 

Isaac Alford              head      B           54   SC SC SC       age 21 at 1st marriage

                                                                                             farmer

Maggie                       wife      B           50   SC SC SC       age 18 at 1st marriage

Dunk                           son      B           23   SC SC SC

Emerson                       son      B           22   SC SC SC

Odessera                     dau      B           21   SC SC SC

Rosa                            dau      B           19   SC SC SC

Isaac                            son      B           17   SC SC SC

Sarah                           dau      B           15   SC SC SC

Willis                           son      B           14   SC SC SC

John                             son      B           12   SC SC SC

Franklin                       son      B           10   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Carmichael (District 60), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #419:

 

Isiac Alford               head      B           50   SC SC SC       2nd marriage 12 years

                                                                                             farmer

Mary M.                     wife      B           30   SC SC SC       1st marriage 12 years

                                                                                             7 children, 7 living

Duncan E.                  son      B           14   SC SC SC

Odessa                        dau      B           13   SC SC SC

Rosa                            dau      B           12   SC SC SC

Jay                               son      B           10   SC SC SC

Mary                            dau      B             7   SC SC SC

Hattie                          dau      B             4   SC SC SC

Sarah                           dau      B             1   SC SC SC

Daniel H. Brown  nephew      B           21   SC SC SC

Lockshaw Brown nephew      B           19   SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Carmichael (District 70), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #372:

 

Isaac Alford              head      B     35    b. ___ 1865       SC SC SC    married 0 years

                                                                                          farmer

Mary M.                     wife      B     24    b. ___ 1876       SC SC SC    married 0 years

                                                                                          3 children, 3 living

Duncan L.           step-son      B       9    b. ___ 1891       SC SC SC

Odessa                 step-dau      B       6    b. Sept 1893      SC SC SC

Rosa                    step-dau      B       2    b. Jan 1898        SC SC SC

Daniel H. Brown  nephew      B     11    b. ___ 1889       SC SC SC

 

            On Dunk Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 24, a farm hand emplyed by Isaac Alford in Hamer, SC. He is single, race “African,” and signs with his mark. He was born in 1893, date not known.

 

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EARL RICHARDS ALFORD, SR.

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 6 May 1980

 

Name: Earl Richards Alford, Sr.

Parents: Manton and Rena Curry Alford

Spouse: Marguerite Smith Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 78

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Monday

Place of Death: Marion

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 24 Aug 1901, last residence Latta, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marguerite Smith Alford; parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Curry Alford, James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Earl Richards 1901 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EARLINE H. ALFORD SHAW HARRISON

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 30 December 2004

 

LAKE CITY [Florence Co.]—Services for Earline Alford Harrison, 78, widow of Willie Harrison, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Wesley Chapel UMC with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Kingstree. Green’s Funeral Home is in charge.

            Born in Cades [Williamsburg Co.] to Johnny and Laura McCutcheon Alford, she died Dec. 27, 2004. Surviving: children, Carolyn, Glenda, Ricky, John, Jackie Harrison, Denise Montgomery; 11 grands; 11 great-grands; 4 siblings.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earline H. Shaw (SS# issued in SC) was born 22 Apr 1926.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Willie Dozier Alford and Howard “Bayboy” Alford, where she is called Earline H. Shaw, in this compilation.

            This is one of many African-American Alford families in SC.

 

1930 CENSUS

Lake City (District 26), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #134:

 

John Alford           head             B        35   SC SC SC       age 23 at 1st marriage     farmer

Laura Alford         wife              B        30   SC SC SC       age 18 at 1st marriage

Matthew Alford    son                B        10   SC SC SC

Percy                     son                B          8   SC SC SC

Sanar                     dau               B          6   SC SC SC

Earline                  dau               B          4   SC SC SC

Mitchel                  son                B          2   SC SC SC

 

Next door are Laura’s probable parents, John T. McCutchen 56, his wife Lansy 53, and 3 sons.

 

1920 CENSUS

Sumter (District 141), Williamsburg Co., SC, Dwelling #177:

 

John Alford           head             B        26   SC SC SC       farmer

Laura Alford         wife              B        19   SC SC SC

Mac Alford           son                B  1-5/12   SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Earline 1926 SC1, John Luther 1893 SC2, Archie 1850 SC3, Nero 1808 SC4.

 

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EDNA ALFORD CAUDILL WILDER

 

FRANKLIN TIMES

Louisburg, Franklin Co., NC—Tuesday, 4 March 2008

 

ZEBULON—Edna Alford Caudill Wilder, 93, formerly of the Corinth community, died Friday morning, Feb. 29, 2008, in Lancaster, S.C. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 2, at Corinth Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

            She was born in Johnston County, daughter of the late Walton and Alice Lassiter Alford. She worked with the Johnston County Public Library.

            Surviving: her son, Andrew Caudill (Peggy) of Lancaster, S.C.; stepchildren, Doris Douglas and Lunell Hinton, both of Zebulon, Sarah Smith of Durham, Laura Strickland of Dunn, Charles Wilder of Garner; sister, Hilda Johnson of Troy; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter; 19 step-grandchildren; 29 step-great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hubert A. Caudill and Leonard Wilder; stepdaughter, Janie Marks; stepson, Jimmy Wilder; brothers, Carton, W. Jay and Rupert Alford.

            Flowers welcome or memorials may be made to the Smith-Bryan Chapter of NSDAR, 109 Castle Drive, Smithfield, NC 27577.

            Arrangements by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Caudill Wilder (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 July 1914, last residence Lancaster, Lancaster Co., SC.

 

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EDNA ALFORD GERRALD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 18 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

GALIVANTS FERRY [Horry Co.]—Services for Edna Alford Gerrald, 69, the widow of Palmar Gerrald, will be held on Monday at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins. Burial followed in Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery.

            Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of Berry Coleman and Glenn Cook Alford. She died on May 17, 2003.

            Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Richardson; a sister, Juanita Ariola; and granddaughter, Kenda Johnson.

 

In another article:

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 18 May 2003

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—Edna Alford Gerrald, 69, died Saturday, May 17, 2003.

            She was a daughter of the late Berry Coleman and Glenn Cook Alford.

            She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Michelle Richardson and her husband, Jimmy, of Galivants Ferry; a sister, Juanita Ariola of Waterberry, Conn.; granddaughter, Kendra Johnson of Galivants Ferry; special sister-in-law, Keller Alford of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her husband, Palmar Gerrald, whom she married Dec. 17, 1963; four brothers, Artis, Arthur, H.B. and Billy Alford; three sisters, Alma A. Elvington, Leatha A. Beaver and Azile A. Smith.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins.

            The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Tony Miles will officiate. Burial will be in Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna A. Gerrald (SS# issued in SC) was born 16 Nov 1933.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Berry Coleman Alford and Glenn Cook Alford, and siblings Arthur Leneau Alford, Billy F. Alford, H.B. Alford, Leatha Alford Beaver, and Annie Alma Alford Elvington in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Edna 1933 SC1, Berry Coleman 1891 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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EDNA EARLE HUGHES ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 20 October 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

AYNOR [Horry Co.]—Edna Earle Alford, 72, wife of the late Hubert Alford, of Hucks Rd., died Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Conway Manor.

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2007, at Rehobeth Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel....

 

In another article:

 

Goldfinch Funeral Services

goldfinchfuneralhome.com

 

            Edna Earle Alford, age 72, wife of the late Hubert Alford of Hucks Road, died Thursday, October 18, 2007 at Conway Manor.

            Mrs. Alford was born February 7, 1935 in Horry County, a daughter of the late Moses Bert and Brittie Ida Todd Hughes. She was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church and was predeceased by one son, Milton Alford and one grandson, Ray Smith.

            Surviving are one son, Johnny Earl Alford of Galivants Ferry, one daughter, Karan Alford of Aynor, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Eleanor Lovell of Conway and Gwendolyn Shelley of Aynor.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday at Rehobeth Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna Earle Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituaries of her sons Johnny Earl Alford and Milton Alexander Alford in this compilation.

 

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EDWARD DELONEY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 17 September 1959

 

MARION [Marion Co.]—Edward Lonnie Alford, 71 [sic—should be 81], died at a local hospital Wednesday after a brief illness.

            Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Watson Cemetery, Brittons Neck, by Dr. B.F. Allen.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Stacie Richardson Alford; two brothers, Daniel Alford, Lumberton, N.C., and Wardie Alford, Columbia; four sisters, Mrs. General [Sue] Jones and Mrs. Clyde [Essie] Hyman, Florence, Mrs. Simpson [Minnie Viola] Coleman, Savannah, Ga., and Mrs. George Hatchell, Rockingham, N.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Stacie Richardson Alford; and his siblings Essie Alford Hyman, Minnie Viola Alford Coleman, Mary Alford Hatchell Cole, and William Henry Alford in this compilation. In his wife’s obituary, he is called Lone Alford. They apparently had no children.

            On the 1880 census, Edward D. Alford is age 2, living in Rowell, Marion Co., SC, with his parents, W. Edward and Mary J.R. Alford.

            In 1900, Edward D. Alford, age 21 b. June 1878, is living in Le Gette, Marion Co., SC, with his uncle William Whaley, his mother’s brother.

            On Edward Deloney Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 40, born 6 June 1878. He is a farmer in Eulonia, Marion Co., SC, and he names Mrs. Stacey Alford, same address, as his nearest relative. He signed with his mark.

            His lineage: Edward Deloney 1878 SC1, William Edward 1855 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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EDWARD EUGENE ALFORD

 

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 19 August 1971

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Edward Eugene Alford, 64, died Wednesday [August 18] after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Cox-Collins Funeral Home.... Burial will be in Gapway Cemetery, near Mullins.

            Mr. Alford was born in Marion County, a son of the late Ellis and Ellen Atkinson Alford.

            He was a member, former deacon and treasurer of Gapway Baptist Church; and was a member of the Woodmen of the World.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Brown Alford of Mullins; a daughter, Mrs. Theo (Cara Bell) Sawyer Jr., of Marion; five sons, Douglas Edwards Alford, Ellis Emerson Alford and Benney Boyd Alford, all of Mullins, Karry Malcolm Alford of Charleston and Robert Wayne Alford of Mullins, stationed in Charleston with the U.S. Navy; three sisters, Mrs. Archie Gasque of Mullins, Mrs. Harry Sawyer of Garden City Beach and Mrs. Frank Best of Myrtle Beach, and six grandchildren.

 

Photo from Gapway Baptist Church Cemetery, Gapway, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jeff Murrie - JeffMurrie@aol.com – 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 Feb 1907, death date listed as _____ Aug 1971.

            See the obituaries of his son Douglas Edward Alford and his sister Clara B. Alford Best in this compilation.

            Death records of Edwards’s grandfather and mother, from South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com):

 

            Daniel M. Alford        13 May 1922         Marion       age 75

            Ellen A. Alford           15 Oct 1920          Marion       age 43

 

1920 CENSUS

Le Gette (District 103), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #120:

 

Boarding with the Howard Coleman family:

Ellen Alford       boarder        41   SC SC SC    widow

Katie T.              boarder        16   SC SC SC

Edwin                boarder        12   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Reaves (District 73), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #349:

 

John E. Alford       head        35   SC SC SC    laborer             first marriage 9 years

Ellen                        wife        30   SC SC SC

Katie                        dau          6   SC SC SC

Manton                     dau          5   SC SC SC

Edwin                      son          2   SC SC SC

Lillian                       dau     7/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1870 CENSUS

Le Gette, Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #106:

 

Daniel M. Alford                 22     NC   farmer

Cada A.                                22      SC

John Ellis                              1        SC

 

Next door in dwelling #105 are Cada’s parents, John E. and Zilphia S. Harrelson, and her siblings.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edward Eugene 1907 SC1, John Ellis 1869 SC2, Daniel Murdock 1847 SC3, Warren Little 1823 TN4, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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EDWARD MANUEL ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—_____ October 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Edward Manuel Alford, 85, retired owner of Carolina Furniture House, died Thursday [Oct 22] in a local hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Mullins First Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home, will be in Cedardale Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Marion County, a son of Manuel Alford and Janie Williams Alford. He was a member of Damascus Masonic Lodge No. 161. He helped organize North Mullins Baptist Church and Woodlawn Baptist Church, both in Mullins, and Pee Dee Baptist Church in Gresham. He was the former chairman of the Missions Committee of the Marion Baptist Association and was an active member of Mullins First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Susanna Brown Alford; a son, James E. Alford of Bradenton, Fla., three daughters, Elsie Drew of Lugoff, Kathryn McCormick of Nichols and Ann Fowler of Mullins; a brother, Pearley Alford of Marion; two sisters, Emma Rogers of Whiteville N.C., and Louise Anderson of Mullins; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grand children.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 27 December 1906.

            See the obituaries of his wife Nancy Susanna Brown Alford; children James Edward “J.E.” Alford and Elsie Alford Drew Williams; brother William Power Alford; sister Anna Louise Anderson; half-sister Willie Ann Alford Turbeville; nephews Dewey Emanuel Alford, Walter Herbert Alford, Henry Henison Alford, Tommy Bloyce Alford, and Preston Blake Alford; and nieces Muriel Alford Buckmaster and Rosalee Alford Mouzon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Edward Manuel 1906 SC1, Willis Manuel 1853 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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EFFIE ALFORD DOUGLAS

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 10 August 1995

 

Name: Effie Alford Douglas

Parents: James and Ada Hayes Alford

Spouse: Stephen Paul Douglas, Jr.

Date of Birth/Age: Age 73

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Saturday, August 5, 1995

Place of Death: Headlined Dillon

Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Effie B. Douglas (SS# issued in SC) was born 3 October 1921, last residence Florence, Florence Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Frierson Alford Jr. and Ada Lee Hayes Alford; and her sisters Rebecca Alford Henderson and Ada Mae Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Thomas Brooks Alford Sr. in Georgia Obituaries.

            The birth date on her gravestone conflicts with the SSDI birth date.

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot as her parents and sisters Rebecca and Ada Mae:

 

            Effie Alford Douglas 10/30/1921-8/5/1995

            Stephen P.Douglas Jr. CDR U.S.Navy WWII Korea 1925-1977

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Effie 1921 SC1, James Frierson 1883 SC2, James Frierson 1846 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EFFIE GRACE WHALEY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 28 August 1950

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mrs. Effie Grace Alford, 58, native of Gresham, of Marion county, daughter of the late Daniel and Ida Davis Whaley, died Sunday afternoon at the Mullins Hospital after a short illness.

            Funeral services in the Central Methodist Church, Britton’s Neck will be held at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon.... Burial will follow in the Britton’s Neck cemetery.

            She is survived by her husband W. Power Alford of Gresham; two sons, Henry and Paul Alford of Gresham; one brother A.B. Whaley of Gresham; three sisters, Mrs. L.H. Capps of Rains, Mrs. George Capps of Jacksonville and Mrs. Minne Coleman of Gresham, and five grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Old Neck Cemetery, Brittons Neck, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Richardson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Power Alford, and her son Henry Henison Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELBERT ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 14 January 1964

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Elbert Alford, 54, farmer of Rt. 4, Conway, died at his home at 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rehobeth Methodist Church.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Ruth Martin Alford; two sons, Hoye Elbert Alford, Rt. 1, Conway, and Jack Hardwich Alford, Rt. 2, Galivants Ferry; two daughters; Mrs. Jessie Paul Chestnut of Conway and Miss Norma Jane Alford, Rt. 1, Conway.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruth Jane Martin Alford, and his daughter Willa Mae Alford Hardwick in this compilation.

            Elbert Alford, born 9 January 1910, the son of William Gaston Alford and M. Emma Rogers.

            Jack Hardwich Alford, one of the two sons named in Elbert’s obituary, may be an error. He is not named in the obituaries of Elbert’s wife or daughter, and Jack Hardwick is the name of Elbert’s daughter Willa’s husband.

 

Children named in obituaries:

 

Elbert (1964)                           Ruth (2006)                                   Willa (1998)

Hoye Elbert                             Hoye E. (dec’d)                           

Jack Hardwich

 

Mrs. Jessie Paul Chestnut

Norma Jane                             Norma A. Beverly                         Norma Beverly

                                                Retha Mae Royals (dec’d)            Retha-Mae Rabon

                                                Willa Mae Hardwick (dec’d)

                                                Mary A. King                                Mary King

                                               

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Elbert 1910 SC1, William Gaston 1875 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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ELEASE SLATOR JAMES ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 8 August 2000

 

LAMAR [Darlington Co.]—Services for Elease Slator (James) Alford were held 1 p.m. Monday in Emmanuel Community Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Hines Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died Thursday [August 3]. Born in Darlington Co., she was a daughter of the late James and Annie Bell Enoch Slater. She was a member of Emmanuel Community Church.

            Surviving are her daughters, Mary Brown of New York City, Susan Richards, Creola James both of Queens, N.Y., Nora Green of Brooklyn, N.Y., Anne Marshall of Columbia; son, Henry Alford Jr. of New York City; three sisters; eight brothers; sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; 16 grandchildren; five great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elease S. James (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 March 1922, last residence Lamar. It is not clear why her last name is listed as James in SSDI records, or why “James” appears in parentheses in the obituary.

            See the obituary of her daughter Susanna Alford Richards in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD MCLEOD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 29 October 1962

 

Widow of Governor McLeod Dies at 87

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Elizabeth Alford McLeod, 87, died Sunday in a Marion hospital.

            She was the widow of Thomas G. McLeod, governor of South Carolina from 1923–1927.

            She was a daughter of the late William McDonald Alford and Sarah Elizabeth McLean of Dillon County.

            Funeral services will be conducted at Dillon Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday.... Burial will be in Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery in Bishopville at 4 p.m.

            She is survived by two sons, T.G. McLeod of Spartanburg, and Yancy A. McLeod of Columbia; a daughter, Mrs. Cambell McIntyre of Toronto, Canada; two sisters, Miss Annie Nash Alford and Miss Douschka Alford, both of the home place in Dillon County; a niece, Miss S. Buchanan McMasters of Columbia; six grandchildren, Thomas Gordon McLeod McIntyre, Robert McIntyre, Ian McIntyre, Carolyn McLeod, Melinda McLeod, and Yancy McLeod Jr.; two great-grandchildren.

            As first lady, she took a great interest in landscaping the governor’s mansion. She put in a sprinkler system which enabled the growing of a lawn for the first time and planted some of the earliest azaleas in Columbia at the governor’s mansion.

            Following the death of Gov. McLeod, she made her home at The Cedars, her ancestral home in Dillon County where she carried on extensive farming operations.

            At the age of 85 she was awarded the tree farm certificate by the state forestry association.

            She was a graduate of Columbia College and a worker in the engrossing department—a forerunner of the legislative council at the State House.

            She was a member of the D.A.R. in Bishopville, where her married life was spent until her husband was elected governor.

            Pallbearers will be James L. Alford, T.C. McSwain, Alton McLeod, Marion Singletary, W.J. McLeod Jr., William McLeod, Kirk McLeod, and Thomas McLeod.

 

 

Photo from Bethlehem Methodist Cemetery, Bishopville, Lee Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Don Terrell - donterrell10@att.net

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, Elizabeth Jamie Alford was b. 14 Oct 1875.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, McPherson McLean Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth Jamie 1875 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD SLOAN

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Monday, 22 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

COLUMBIA [Richland Co.]—Mrs. Elizabeth “Lib” Alford Sloan, age 79, formerly of Lindale Road, Anderson [Anderson Co., SC], died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at her residence in Columbia. She was the widow of Harry Augustus Sloan Jr.

            Born June 13, 1920, in Suffolk, Va., Mrs. Sloan was the daughter of the late Clinton B. Alford and the late Lillian Clark Alford Gaillard. Before moving to Anderson, she lived in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. She retired from the Holman Insurance Agency after 35 years. She was a charter member of the Altrusa Club, the Anderson Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Anderson County Woman’s Club, the Anderson County Insurance Club. She graduated Anderson Girls’ High School in 1937. She was active in the 1940, 1950, and 1960 Class Reunions. She was instrumental in the Monthly Lunches for the Class of 1937. She had been a member of Grace Episcopal Church since April, 1942, and was very active in Saint Catherine Chapter Women of the Church.

            Mrs. Sloan is survived by three sons, Harry Clinton Sloan of Conway, Jack C. Sloan of Columbia, and Paul David Sloan of Columbia; a brother, Sam Gaillard of Greenville; five grandchildren, Joshua S. Sloan of Aynor, Nick McNeill, Jared McNeill, Brad McNeill, and Joshua McNeill, all of Conway. She was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Lee.

            Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Churchyard in Pendleton.

            The body is at The McDougald Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth A. Sloan (SS# issued in SC).

 

1920 CENSUS

Suffolk Ward 1, Nansemond Co./Suffolk Independent City, VA, Dwelling #205:

 

Susan C. Alfred                 head           68   NC NC NC     no occupation     widow

Preston                                  son           47   NC VA NC     painter                single

Agnes H.                              dau           42   VA VA NC                               single

Clinton B.                             son           28   VA VA NC    salesman

Lillian Clark              dau-in-law           26   VA VA VA    stenographer

Frances                        granddau     4-8/12   VA VA VA

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Suffolk (District 14), Nansemond Co./Suffolk Independent City, VA, Dwelling #115:

 

Susan C. Alford                 head   68 [sic]   NC NC NC     boarding house   widow

                                                                                             5 children, 4 living

Percell W.                             son           37   NC VA NC     house painter      single

Agnes H.                              dau           31   VA VA NC                               single

Sallie E. Briggs                    dau           25   VA VA NC    m. 5 years          

                                                                                             0 children, 0 living

Harry C. Briggs         son-in-law           25   VA VA VA    m. 5 years          

                                                                                             peanut co. shipping clerk

 

1900 CENSUS

Suffolk (District 29), Nansemond Co., VA, Dwelling #145:

 

Frank M. Alfred                head        72    b. July 1827     VA VA VA married 30 years

Susan C.                            wife         47    b. Aug 1853    NC VA NC  5 children 4 living

Preston W.                        son           28    b. Oct 1871     NC VA NC  house painter

Agnes H.                           dau          23    b. June 1876    VA VA NC

Sally C.                             dau          14    b. Aug 1883    VA VA NC

Clinton B.                         son             8    b. Oct 1891     VA VA NC

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Suffolk (District 55), Nansemond Co., VA, Dwelling #196:

 

Frank M. Alford   head                  48   VA NC VA    lawyer

Susan C.                wife                   27   NC NC NC

Janis M.                 dau                      5   VA VA NC

Preston W.            son                       9   NC VA NC

Nancy A. Porter    servant    B        18   VA VA VA

 

Probably:

1870 CENSUS

Holly Grove, Gates Co., NC, Dwelling #102:

 

Frank Alford         head                  40   NC                  lawyer

Caroline                 wife                   20   NC

 

            On Clinton Benjamin Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 25, a clerk at The Smoker, Inc. iin Suffolk, Nansemond Co., VA. His birth date is 19 Oct 1891. He has a wife and child and claim exemption based on paralysis of his left foot.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth 1920 VA1, Clinton Benjamin 1891 VA2, Frank M. ???? VA3.

 

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ELIZABETH ANN ALFORD LANGDON

 

[Although she died in NV, we are also publishing her obituary here because she has close ties to SC.]

 

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV—Friday, 21 December 2007

 

            Elizabeth Ann Langdon, 63, a homemaker, of North Las Vegas, passed away Dec. 19, 2007. She was born June 2, 1944, in Oak Grove, S.C.

            Elizabeth was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Langdon. She is survived by her husband, of 39 years, Robert Langdon; her son, Michael (Jody) Langdon; daughter, Rebecca (Scott) Bowler; seven grandchildren, her brothers, Jimmy, Vernie, Craig, Gene Ray, William, Everette and Anthony; sisters, Dorothy, Stella and Carolyn; and her niece, Joyce Ann Mattox.

            Viewing will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the Civic Center/Tonopah LDS Chapel, 2401 E. Tonopah Ave. in North Las Vegas.

 

In another article:

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 3 January 2008

 

Name: Elizabeth Langdon

Parents: Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford

Spouse: Robert Langdon

Date of Birth/Age: Age 63, Born June 2, 1944

Place of Birth: Dillon County, SC

Date of Death: Wednesday [SSDI = December 19]

Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada

Place of Burial: Services at East Marlboro Baptist Church

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Gary Thornton - findngraves@hotmail.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth Ann Langdon (SS# issued in SC), last residence North Las Vegas, Clark Co., NV.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford, and her siblings Ernestine Alford, Lorraine Alford Tart, and Major Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth Ann 1944 SC1, Eugene 1907 SC2.

 

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ELIZABETH DEE CRIM HALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Rock Hill, York Co., SC—14 November 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

FORT MILL [York Co.]—Mrs. Elizabeth Dee Crim Halford, 76, of 205 Pelham Lane, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 1993, at Piedmont Medical Center. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bass Funeral Home.... Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

            Mrs. Halford was a retired assembly line technician for the U.S. Army in Lexington, Ky. She was a member of the Church of God in Anderson, Ind.

            Surviving are her daughter, Billie K. Brandenburg of Fort Mill; two brothers, Ott Crim of Winchester, Ky., and Henry Crim of Richmond, Ky.; three sisters, Frances Brashear, Katherine Epperson and Mildred Crim, all of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth C. Halford (SS# issued in KY) was born 26 Apr 1917.

 

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ELIZABETH F. “BETTIE” WALTER ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 27 September 1917

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

            Mrs. Bettie Alford, one of Dillon’s oldest residents, passed away at her home on Third Avenue last Thursday night [September 20]. A few minutes before the end came she was at the telephone talking to her daughter, Miss Nina, who works at Latta during the day and comes home at night, and during the conversation said that she was feeling very well. After leaving the telephone she sat down in a chair and the end came without warning a few minutes afterward.

            Mrs. Alford was a Miss Walters, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walters, and was born at Little Rock. Early in life she was married to Mr. Daniel W. Alford, who preceded her to the grave about five years ago.

            She is survived by the following children Messrs: Pierce and Augustus Alford, Mrs. Phil Osteen and Miss Nina Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was in her 75th year and until a year or two ago when she suffered a slight paralytic stroke her health had been excellent for one of her age.

            She was buried at the Alford cemetery near Selkirk last Friday afternoon [September 21], the services being conducted by Rev M L Banks, pastor of the Dillon Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel Warren Alford; and her children Adfull Pierce Alford, James Augustus Alford, Harriet Onelia Alford Osteen, and Addie Anina “Nina” Alford in this compilation.

            Bettie Alford’s death certificate lists her birth date as 30 Oct 1842 but lists her death from heart disease on as 19 Sept 1917. She was a widow, the daughter of Jerome Walter Walter and Harriet Ridgel, both born in SC. She was buried in Alford Cemetery on September 20. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

 

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ELIZABETH PATIENCE ALFORD MCCUTCHEON

AAFA #1157

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Dillon Herald on 29 September 2010.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—30 September 2010

 

DILLON—Elizabeth Patience Alford McCutcheon, 85, died at her residence Wednesday, September 29, 2010. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, September 30, 2010 at the residence, 318 Johnson Dr., Dillon, SC, 29536. Funeral services are at First Baptist Church of Dillon at 4:00 PM, Friday, October 1, 2010 with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Kannaday Funeral Home.

            Mrs. McCutcheon was born in Florence County on June 1, 1925 a daughter of the late Ada Gertrude Williams and Sion Walter Alford. She was the widow of Mr. Owen Kenneth McCutcheon, and was a loving wife and mother. She was retired from Campbell’s Kindergarten, was a member of First Baptist Church in Dillon, was a former Sunday School teacher and member of the Alice Hobeika Sunday School Class.

            Surviving Mrs. McCutcheon are her son O.K. (Janet) McCutcheon, Jr. of Dillon, SC; daughters Anna Katherine McCutcheon (Danny) Bass of Dillon, SC and Elizabeth McCutcheon (Jim) Rozier of Myrtle Beach, SC; 10 grandchildren: Anna Kay Bass Mew, Sara Beth Bass Reaves, Daniel Bass, Kenlyn Bass, Kenny McCutcheon III, Eli McCutcheon, Ashley McCutcheon, Sam Rozier, Sallie Rozier, Kate Rozier and 8 great-grandchildren.

            She was predeceased by sisters Ada Williams Alford Bell and Anna Katherine Alford Hyman.

            The family would like to express a very special “Thank you” to McLeod Hospice and beloved care-givers Odessa, Sherron, Lisa, Brenda, Annie, Pam and Yolanda. Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box #100551, Florence, SC, 29502 or to First Baptist Church of Dillon, 400 N. 4th Ave., Dillon, SC, 29536.

 

 

Photos from Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth Alford McCutcheon (SS# issued in NC), last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ada Gertrude Williams Alford Arnette and Sion Walter Alford; and her sisters Ada Williams Alford Bell and Katherine Alford Spooner Hyman in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth Patience 1925 NC1, Sion Walter 1886 NC2, Wiley Cherry 1852 NC3, Jacob 1789 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELIZABETH ROSEMOND CADWELL ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 26 October 2006

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Rosemond Cadwell Alford, 86, wife of the late John Alford, died October 15, 2006 in Edgefield, SC. A Memorial Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, October 27, 2006 at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Syracuse.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Binghamton, NY, and was a retired Bookkeeper. Survivors include her son, James Alford, Syracuse; two daughters, Patricia Deloye, McCleansville, NC, Sandra Mulherin, Trenton, SC; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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ELLA McDONALD ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 25 October 1928

 

            Miss Ella McD. Alford died at the Cedars, the Alford home place, near Bingham, Thursday morning [October 18], following an illness of more than a year. Miss Alford was in her 71st year, and while her death was not unexpected, it came as a shock to her friends in this and other states.

            A number of relatives, included former Thomas G. McLeod, whose wife is a sister of Miss Alford, had gathered around the bedside several hours before Miss Alford’s death.

            Miss Alford was a daughter of the late Capt. W. McD. Alford and Sarah Elizabeth Alford. After being graduated from Boston conservatory, Miss Alford taught art at Winthrop College, Chicora College, Columbia College, Greensboro College for Women and other colleges in the South. She gave up her work about three years ago on account of her health and advancing age. She leaves behind her many valuable works of art, including pictures, painted china and works in sculpture.

            Early in life she took upon herself the task of guiding and assisting her ten younger brothers and sisters in getting an education. Hers was a most devoted and useful life. Her death brings sorrow to many devoted friends.

            Miss Alford was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and was a devout Christian.

            Miss Alford is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dr. U. [probably Neill Yancy] Alford of Wisacky, Misses Grace, Annie, Julia and Douschka Alford and R.L. [Robert Lee] Alford who live at the home place; Mrs. T.G. McLeod, wife of former Gov. Thos. G. McLeod; Mrs. Elizabeth Alford, Maxton, N.C., only child of a deceased brother, M. McP. Alford.

            Funeral services were held at Alford Cemetery near Reedy Creek Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Ella McDonald Alford was born 29 July 1857.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, McPherson McLean Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation.

            Ella McD. Alford’s death certificate confirms her date of death from breast cancer and lists her birth on 29 July 1857 in Marion Co., SC, daughter of W. McD. Alford and Sarah E. McLean. She was a single art teacher. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Ella McDonald 1857 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ELLOREE ALFORD BRANTLEY

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 16 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Elloree Alford Brantley, 75, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday from Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at McKiever Funeral Home and other times at 1025 Dirty Branch Road, Conway.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elloree A. Brantley (SS# issued in SC) was born 27 Oct 1929.

 

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ELMA JANE ALFORD JOHNSON

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 2 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Elma Jane Johnson, age 70, wife of the late Aubrey Dale Johnson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 at her residence.

            Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 18, 1935, the daughter of the late Archie and Sally Jane Johnson Alford.

            Surviving Mrs. Johnson are one son, Aubrey Dean Johnson of Conway; one daughter, Marilyn Darlene Johnson of Conway; four brothers, Billy Elbert Alford, Lester Alford, Wayne Alford, Jessie B. Alford, all of Conway; one sister, Evelyn Page of Aynor, Scott Furman Johnson of Conway, and one soon to be born great-granddaughter, Kendall Jodi-Jane Johnson.

            Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005 at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Sally Jane Johnson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Elma Jane 1935 SC1, Archie Leamon 1907 SC2, Jessie Cannon 1879 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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ELOUISE EDNA LEWIS HERRING ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 25 February 2008

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mrs. Elouise Edna Lewis Alford, 72, widow of Calvin Preston Alford, died Saturday, February 23, 2008 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after an illness.

            Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 26 at Mullins-Marion Freewill Baptist Church, with Rev. Neil Hinson, Rev. Stephen Hyman and Rev. J.T. Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 5, 1935 in Horry County, a daughter of the late John and Lannie Henderson Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of Mullins-Marion Freewill Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are: 2 Daughters: Patricia Pridgen and her husband Randy of Marion and Cathy Bryant and her husband Dwight of Nichols; 11 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; a Brother: W.L. Lewis of Mullins; a Sister: Alice Faye Bryant and her husband Allen of Mullins; a Daughter-in-Law: Lula Jane Herring of Mullins; a Sister-in-Law: Josephine Lewis of Dillon; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford was predeceased by a son, Hal Herring, Jr. and a brother, Boyd Leo Lewis....

 

In another article:

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 25 February 2008

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mrs. Elouise Edna Lewis Alford, 72, widow of Calvin Preston Alford, died Saturday, February 23, 2008 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after an illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 5, 1935 in Horry County, South Carolina, a daughter of the late John and Lannie Henderson Lewis. She was a homemaker and a member of Mullins-Marion Freewill Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Pridgen and her husband, Randy, of Marion and Cathy Bryant and her husband, Dwight, of Nichols; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, W.L. Lewis of Mullins; a sister, Alice Faye Bryant and her husband, Allen, of Mullins; a daughter-in-law, Lula Jane Herring of Mullins; a sister-in-law, Josephine Lewis of Dillon; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Alford was predeceased by a son, Hal Herring Jr.; and a brother, Boyd Leo Lewis.

            Visitation will be held from 7 until 9 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2008, at Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

            Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Mullins-Marion Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Neil Hinson, the Rev. Stephen Hyman and the Rev. J.T. Adams officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elouise L. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            Calvin and Elouise were married in Mullins, Marion Co., SC, on 4 October 1966; her first marriage was to Hal Smith Herring in Marion on 3 July 1953, where she is listed as Edna Eloise Lewis [Lewis Marriages in Marion County]. The 2 daughters named in Elouise’s obituary are not among the grandchildren named in Calvin’s mother’s obituary, so they may have been from her first marriage.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Calvin Preston 1928 SC1, Joseph Valine 1908 SC2, Joseph Preston 1877 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1819 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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ELSIE ALFORD DREW WILLIAMS

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 18 April 2010

 

MULLINS—Mrs. Elsie Alford Drew Williams, 83, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, April 16, 2010.

            Mrs. Williams was born September 12, 1926 in Marion County, a daughter of the late Edward Manuel Alford and the late Susanna Brown Alford. She had worked as a dietitian with Marion High School for several years and retired from AVM. Mrs. Williams was a former member of Little Bethel Baptist Church, where she was a very active member of the WMU. She was also a former member of the Lugoff First Baptist Church and after moving back to Mullins, Mrs. Williams became a member of the Mullins First Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Williams was first married to the late Ernest Drew and second to the late Woodrow Williams.

            Surviving Mrs. Williams are her children, Gwen (Ty) Haigh of Elgin, John (Mary) Drew of Angier, N.C., Lonnie (Vicki) Drew of Moncure, N.C. and Jim (Linda) Drew of Mullins; her grandchildren, Matthew Haigh, Benjamin (Donna) Haigh, Drew (Ashly) Haigh, Burke Drew and Laura Drew; 2 step grandchildren, Michael (Cassie) Hackney and Matthew Hackney; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Kathryn (Malcolm) McCormick of Nichols and Ann (Fred) Fowler of Mullins; and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Williams was predeceased by a brother, J.E. Alford.

            Visitation will be held Monday morning, April 19, from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at Cox Collins Funeral Home.

            Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Devotion Gardens Cemetery, with the Rev. Jim Kirkland officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elsie Alford Drew Williams (SS# issued in SC), last residence Mullins, Marion Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Edward Manuel Alford (with other relatives listed) and Nancy Susanna Brown Alford; and her brother James Edward “J.E.” Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Elsie 1926 SC1, Edward Manuel 1906 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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ELSIE MAE BAKER ALFORD

 

HORRY INDEPENDENT

Conway, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 7 October 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

            Graveside services for Elsie Mae Baker Alford, 81, were held yesterday in Hillcrest Cemetery, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

            Mrs. Alford died Oct. 4 in Conway Hospital. Born in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Hattie Allen Baker. She was the widow of Donnie Mack Alford. Mrs. Alford retired from the Litchfield Inn Country Club. She attended Waccamaw Pentecostal Holiness Church. Mrs. Alford was predeceased by a son, Donnie Levon Alford.

            Surviving are a son, Lenwood Alford of Conway; a daughter, Jonell Singleton of Conway; four grandchildren, Tammy Elvis, Tidy Singleton, Vickie Gardener, and Chris Alford of Conway; and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 Nov 1917, last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Donnie Mack 1913 SC1, Joseph M. 1887 SC2, John Robson 1852 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5

 

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ELWOOD ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 5 December 1995

 

Name: Elwood Alford

Parents: Stella Alford Cox

Spouse: Hilda Strobel

Date of Birth/Age: Age 78, October 14, 1917

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Sunday, December 3, 1995

Place of Death: Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw, SC

Place of Burial: Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC (Army Veteran)

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings Eugene Alford (with extensive Notes) and Leila Alford in this compilation.

 

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EMILY C. ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 31 March 1921

 

            On last Tuesday the sad news was received here of the death of Miss Emily Alford, who has been in a Sanitarium at Black Mountain, N.C. for more than a year. Her body was brought home and laid to rest in Carolina cemetery on Thursday afternoon where a large number of friends and relatives paid their last tribute of love and respect to her memory. She became a member of Carolina church at an early age and was a devoted and loyal child of God during her entire life. Hers was a Christian life of gentleness and sweetness and always had a good word and kind thought for everyone.

 

Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Daniel James Alford and Catherine Easterling Alford, and her siblings Joseph Grady Alford, John Knox Alford, and Maybelle Alford Alford in this compilation.

            Emily C. Alford, 1 Sept 1883 – 22 March 1921, is buried in the same cemetery as her parents.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Emily C. 1883 SC1, Daniel James 1853 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EMMA JOICE DAVID ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—10 August 1918

 

CAMDEN [Kershaw Co.], Aug. 9—Mrs. Emma Joice Alford, widow of L.E. Alford of this city, died at her home here Tuesday after a brief illness. Mrs. Alford was a native of Bennettsville, having been born in that city June 8, 1854.

            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. J.W. Smith, Miss Annie Kate Alford and L.D. Alford, all of Camden.

            The funeral was held from her late residence Wednesday and the burial was in the Quaker Cemetery in this city.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Lawrence Elias Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from AAFA records.

 

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ERIC WESLEY ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 7 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

DARLINGTON [Darlington Co.]—Service for Eric Wesley “E-Luv” Alford, 22, will be held on Friday at Mt. Rona Baptist Church, Society Hill, with burial in the church cemetery. Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born in Darlington to Herman and Irene Dixon Alford.

            His parents, a son, Javion James, a sister, Jennifer Hooks, a brother, David Dixon, and maternal grandparents, Waymond and Ethel Dixon survive him.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eric W. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 19 February 1980 and died 3 November 2002, last residence Darlington, Darlington Co.

 

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ERMA ALVORD DAVIS

 

THE POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 31 August 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Erma Davis, 84, died on August 28, 2003. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 2, 2003, in the Summeral Chapel at The Citadel. Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery.

            Erma was the widow of Major General Franklin M. Davis, US Army (Ret.) and a resident of Charleston, South Carolina. Born on September 17, 1918, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Herbert M. and Jeannette Perry Alvord. She was a graduate of the University of Massachusetts.

            Survivors include her son, Nat A. Davis of Charleston; one sister, Susan A. Bagnel of Greenfield; and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Erma A. Davis (SS# issued in MA), last residence Charleston, Charleston Co., SC.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Erma 1918 MA1, Herbert Markham 1890 CT2, Edgar 1840 CT3, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT4, Seth 1754 CT5, Seth 1714 CT6, Thomas 1683 CT7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9.

 

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ERNESTINE ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Wednesday, 6 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

LATTA [Dillon Co.]—Funeral services for Ernestine Alford will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 7, 2000 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 this evening at the funeral home.

            Miss Alford, 59, died Monday, September 4, 2000 in Marion County Medical Center. Born in Dillon County, April 15, 1941, she was a daughter of the late Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford.

            Survivors include her sisters, Dorothy Abbott of Marion, Ann Langdon of Las Vegas, Nev., Stella Clark of Latta and Carolyn Parromore of Coolidge, Ga.; brothers, Jimmy Alford, Vernie Alford, Craig Alford, Gene Ray Alford and Anthony Alford, all of Latta, William Alford of Cheraw and Everette Wayne Alford of Dillon; special caregivers, Stella Clark, Elizabeth Clark of the home, Annie Ruth Gandy, Annie Alford, Wayne Clark, Sally McDowell and Dorothy Abbott. She was predeceased by sister, Lorraine Tart and brother, Major Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Ernestine Alford (SS# issued in SC), but the death date is listed as 2 Nov 2000, apparently incorrectly. Her last residence is listed as Latta, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford; and her siblings Elizabeth Alford Langdon, Lorraine Alford Tart, and Major Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Ernestine 1941 SC1, Eugene 1907 SC2.

 

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ESSIE ALFORD HYMAN

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 15 July 1971

 

            Mrs. Essie A. Hyman, 75, widow of Andrew Clyde Hyman of 1326 Waverly Ave., Florence, died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Waters Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Hyman was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late William Ned and Rebecca Whaley Alford.

            She had resided in Florence County most of her life and was a charter member of the First Free Will Baptist Church, the Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Ladies’ Sunday School Bible Class.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W.D. (Nancy) Altman of Florence and Mrs. Eugene (Mary Alice) Hatchell of Darlington; four sons, Andrew Clyde Hyman Jr., and Wayne Howard Hyman, both of Florence, Daniel Frank Hyman of Darlington and the Rev. Irvin Hyman of Moorehead City, N.C.; two brothers, Wardie Alford of Columbia and Daniel Alford of Lumberton, N.C.; a sister, Mrs. Sue Jones of Florence; and 12 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edward Deloney Alford, Mary Alford Hatchell Cole, Minnie Viola Alford Coleman and William Henry Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Essie 1896 SC1, William Edward 1855 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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ESSIE MAE RABON ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 11 August 1996

 

LORIS [Horry Co.]—Essie Mae Rabon Alford, 64, of the Red Bluff section of Horry County died Saturday, Aug. 10, 1996, at Roper Hospital in Charleston after an illness.

            She was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Doshie Maggie Rabon.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

            Survivors include five sons, Johnny Alford of Columbia, Bobby Alford of Mullins, Larry Alford and Robert Alford, both of Conway, and Tony Alford of Minneapolis; six sisters, Hattie Spears and Hazel Harley, both of Conway, Vinnie Jones of Summerville, Freddie Poston of Aynor, Doris Bertram of Anderson, and Bessie Howell of Columbia; three brothers, Acie Rabon and Billy Rabon, both of Charleston, and Homer Rabon of Lake City; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 7-9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 May 1932 but that she died 15 Aug 1996, last residence Loris, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her son Johnny Archie Alford; and her mother-in-law, Sally Jane Johnson Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Tony Scott Alford in Minnesota Obituaries.

            Her husband was Leamon Alford, named in the obituary of their son Johnny Archie Alford and Leamon’s mother, Sally Jane Johnson Alford. He is probably the Leamon Alford born 4 Jan 1930 and d. _____ Jan 1969, SS# issued in SC. Leamon Alford’s gravestone is in Berea Baptist Church Cemetery in Horry Co., SC; his memorial at FindAGrave.com says he was born 4 Jan 1931 and died 5 Jan 1969.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Leamon 1930 SC1, Archie Leamon 1907 SC2, Jessie Cannon 1879 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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ESTA MAE ALFORD HARDWICK

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 22 October 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—Esta Mae Alford Hardwick, 86, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004.

            Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel M. Alford and Mattie Turner Alford. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church for over 40 years, where she was active in the UMW. Mrs. Hardwick was also an avid quilter.

            Mrs. Hardwick was predeceased by a brother, Julius Alford; a sister Ethel Shelley; and an infant daughter.

            Mrs. Hardwick is survived by her husband, Carl Hardwick of the home; daughter, Hilda and son-in-law, Oren Edwards of West Columbia, S.C.; daughter, Janice Hardwick of Galivants Ferry; brother, D.M. and sister-in-law, Mary Frances Alford of Galivants Ferry; a sister, Ruby McCracken of Lake City; five grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a large extended family.

            Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 22, 2 p.m. at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Galivants Ferry. Burial will follow in the church cemetery....

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rehoboth Methodist Church Cemetery, 2804 Methodist Rehoboth Road, Galivants Ferry, S.C. 29511, or Gideons International, PO Box 98, Aynor, S.C. 29511.

            Meares Funeral Home of Mullins, S.C. is serving the family of Mrs. Hardwick.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esta M. Hardwick (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 May 1918.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Ruby Alford McCrackin, Ethel M. Alford Shelley and Julius Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Esta Mae 1918 SC1, Daniel Mayberry 1883 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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ESTALINE ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 16 May 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

LORIS [Horry Co.]—Estaline A. Williams, 76, who taught in Horry County schools for 41 years, died Saturday in a local hospital. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today in Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Hardwick Funeral Home, will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Williams was born in Aynor, a daughter of Rufus A. Alford and Hattie Lane Alford. She was a graduate of Aynor High School. She received an associate’s degree from Anderson College and bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of South Carolina. She was a member of Delta Gamma Honor Society and the Council of Delegates of the S.C. Education Association. She received the Horry Soil and Water Conservation Teacher of the Year award and the Horry County Teacher of the Year award. She was an active member of Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church. She was the widow of H. Ottis Williams.

            Surviving are two sons, Wayne Williams of Loris and Lynn Williams of Kinston, N.C.; four sisters, Ernestine Lyles of Florence, Eula Barnhill of Marion, Lucille Dempsey of Jackson, Miss., and Eloise Perritt of Galivants Ferry; and four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estaline A. Williams (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 March 1918.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Harriet Walker Lane Alford, and brother Rufus Arnold Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Estaline 1918 SC1, Rufus Arnold 1882 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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ESTELLE ALFORD SELLERS GORE

 

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC—Sunday, 2 November 2008

 

            Estelle Sellers Gore, 80, of Garden City Beach died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

            Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with the Rev. John Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 in Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel. Sign a guestbook at goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

            Mrs. Gore was born in Marion to the late John and Addie Alford.

            Surviving are: her sons, John “Calvin” Sellers (Cora Lee) of Murrells Inlet, Pearley Sellers (Karen) of Murrells Inlet, Samuel Sellers (Sherry) of Murrells Inlet, and Kenneth Sellers (Pam) of Ladson; a daughter, Jeanette Wisbith (Terry) of Wampum, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lincoln Alford of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Eva Richardson of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, VA 22038-1131.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Estelle S. Gore (SS# issued in SC) was born 4 April 1928, last residence Poston, Florence Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Oliver Alford (where she is called Pearly Sellers), and her brother Leon Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Estelle 1928 SC1, John Oliver 1886 SC2.

 

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ETHEL M. ALFORD SHELLEY

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—23 June 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

NICHOLS [Horry Co.]—Services for Ethel Alford Shelley, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Meares Funeral Home Chapel, Mullins, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Nichols....

            Mrs. Shelley, widow of Venoy Shelley, died Sunday after an illness. Born in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late D.M. and Mattie Turner Alford. She was a homemaker.

            Surviving are her daughters, Margaret Jones, Jean Rye; brother, D.M. Alford; sisters, Esta Mae Hardwick, Ruby McCracken; seven grand-children; two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel M. Shelley (SS# issued in SC) was born 19 October 1922.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Julius Thomas Alford, Ruby Alford McCrackin, and Esta Mae Alford Hardwick in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ethel M. 1922 SC1, Daniel Mayberry 1883 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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ETHEL STRICKLAND ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 12 June 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

MARION [Marion Co.]—Ethel Strickland Alford, 74, died Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at home after an illness.

            She was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Vander Whitaker and Myrtle Tyler Strickland. She was the widow of Littles Alford. She was a member of Pleasant Plain Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son, George Alford of Marion; two daughters, Myrtle Faye Garrett and Ethel Carolyn Martin, both of Marion; a brother, V.W. Strickland Jr. of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Betty.... [online obituary cut off here]

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel S. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 19 August 1922.

            Littles Alford was born 14 September 1914 and died 15 January 1989 (SSDI # issued in SC), last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

            Littles is listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Le Gette, Marion Co., SC, with his siblings and parents, Dock and Colie Alford. Also living with the family in 1930 is Dock’s mother, Mary Alford (Mary Frances James).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Littles 1914 SC1, Doctor L. “Dock” 18922, John Robeson 1852 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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EUGENE ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 8 February 1983

 

LATTA—Eugene Alford, 75, died Saturday [February 5] at his home.

            Born in Dillon County, he was a son of the late Stella Alford. He was a retired farmer.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Daisy Alford; six daughters: Mrs. Lorene Tart, Miss Ernestine Alford, Mrs. Estelle Clark, Mrs. Linda Craver, all of Latta; Mrs. Dorothy Beckwith, Dillon; Mrs. Elizabeth Langdon, Las Vegas, Nev.; six sons: Jim, Vernie, Gene, and Larry Alford, all of Latta; William Alford, Bennettsville; Everett Alford, Dillon; a brother, Elwood Alford, Cheraw; three sisters: Mrs. Dotha Lundy, Latta; Mrs. Eutha Brewer, Lake View; Mrs. Elizabeth Matozic, New York; 36 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

            Services were to be held today (Tuesday) at Bethesda Southern Methodist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 5 May 1907.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Daisy Burr Alford; children Ernestine Alford, Lorraine Alford Tart, Elizabeth Alford Langdon, and Major Alford; and siblings Elwood Alford and Leila Alford in this compilation.

            There is some confusion regarding this family. The four siblings whose obituaries or obituary extracts are in this compilation name their parents as follows:

 

                  Sibling                         Birth year        Named parents

                  Eugene Alford            1907                Stella Alford

                  Dotha Cox Lundy       1909                Ander Cox and Stella Alford Cox

                     (see below)

                  Leila Alford                1915                Andrew and Stella Cox Alford

                  Elwood Alford           1917                Stella Alford Cox

 

            On the 1920 census, Stella Cox, married, and her children, last name Cox, are listed without their father. Only Eugene has been found on the 1930 census. No one in the family has been found on the 1910 census. It appears that Stella Alford married Andrew Cox, who probably abandoned the family. At least 3 of the children used their mother’s maiden name, but Stella is buried as Stella Alford Cox (see the obituary of her daughter Leila Alford).

 

The obituary of Eugene’s sister:

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 3 July 2003

 

LATTA—Services for Dotha Lundy will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday in Bethesda Southern Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Cooper Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

            Mrs. Lundy, 93, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003 in the Dundee Nursing Home.

            Born in Marion County, October 18, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Ander Cox and Stella Alford Cox. She was a member of Bethesda Southern Methodist Church and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her daughter, Mary Helen (Gilbert) George of Latta; son, Henry Lundy of Latta; sisters, Elizabeth Matovic of Chester, NY, and Eutha Brewer of Lake View; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren

 

            Dillon County, South Carolina Cemeteries lists these Alfords next to each other:

 

            Major Alford/ South Carolina/ SSGT US AIR FORCE/

                        World War II Korea Vietnam/ 1928 1973/

            Ernestine/ Alford/ Apr. 15, 1941/

            Daisy Elizabeth Alford/ Dec. 28, 1910/ Feb. 19, 1994/

            Eugene Alford/ May 5, 1907/ Feb. 5, 1983/

 

            Dillon County, South Carolina Cemeteries lists Stella Alford Cox’s gravestone—Mar. 16, 1885/ Nov. 6, 1934—next to Eugene’s sister, Leila Alford.

 

1930 CENSUS

Bethea (District 5), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #283:

 

Eugene Alford     head         22      SC SC SC    age 21 at 1st marriage        farmer

Daisy                     wife          19      SC SC SC    age 18 at 1st marriage

Major                     son     1-6/12      SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

New Kirby (District 34), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #268:

 

Stella Cox             head         34      SC SC SC    farmer        married

Gory                      son            17      SC SC SC

Eugene                 son            12      SC SC SC

Datha                    dau           10      SC SC SC

Eutha                     dau             7      SC SC SC

Leila                      dau             4      SC SC SC

Elwoodrow           son              2      SC SC SC

 

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EUGENE A. ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Tuesday, 22 January 1991

 

RAINS—Mr. Eugene A. Alford, 92, retired farmer, died Jan. 20, 1991, at Lila Doyle Nursing Home in Seneca. Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cox-Collins Funeral Home, Mullins. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight.

            Survivors are sons, Smith Alford of Laurinburg, N.C., Aubrey Alford of Cordele, Ga., Tommy Alford of Seneca, Jerry Alford of Charleston; daughters, Mrs. Muriel Buckmaster of Seneca, Mrs. Rosalee Mouzon of Charleston; brothers, Pearly Alford of Marion, S.C., Emmanuel Alford of Mullins; sisters, Mrs. Alice Brown, Mrs. Louise Anderson, both of Mullins, Mrs. Emma Rogers of Whiteville, N.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 Oct 1898, last residence not listed.

 

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EULA BELL COATES ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—7 November 2010

 

CONWAY—Eula Bell Alford, age 85, formerly of Wilmington, N.C., wife of the late Donnie Alford, passed away Saturday November 6, 2010, at Kingston Nursing Center.

            Ms. Alford was born August 26, 1925, in Aynor S.C. a daughter of the late Cassie and Albertie King Coats. Ms. Alford was a past volunteer with the Local Senior Center, in Wilmington N.C.

            She was predeceased by one daughter, Eula Lefay Alford, three brothers Blease Coates, Cleve Coates and Woodrow Coates, one sister Beulah C. Lane.

            Surviving are, one brother, Kelly Coates of Smyrna, Tn., one step-brother, Jackie Coates of Clayton, N.C., two step-sisters, Louise Gardner of Charlotte, N.C., and Elise Taylor of Red Springs, N.C., many nieces , nephews, and cousins.

            Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM Monday, November 8, 2010. Ms. Alfords funeral service will begin following the visitation at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Glenn Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Devotion Gardens located at 2931 E. Hwy 76 Mullins, SC 29574. Please sign an online guest book at www.johnsonfuneralhome.com. Ms. Alford and her family are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home of 290 9th Ave. Aynor, SC 29511 (843) 358-5800.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eula Bell Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

 

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EUNICE ALFORD FORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 20 February 1973

 

Name: Eunice Alford Ford

Spouse: Willie Ford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 43

Date of Death: February 14

Place of Burial: Cotton Valley Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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FANNIE CELESTINE TEAGUE COX ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Monday, 17 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

PIEDMONT [Greenville Co.]—Fannie Celestine Teague Alford, 70, of 2 Mansion Circle, died July 15, 2000, at her home.

            Born in Aiken, she was a daughter of the late Dillard Cleveland and Ruth Johnson Teague. She was retired from Her Majesty and was a member of Washington Baptist Church.

            Survivors: husband, William “Bill” Hampton Alford; a son, Ernest “Butch” Cox Jr. of Greenville; daughters, Barbara Hart of Seneca, Dianne Keith of Mauldin; a brother, George Teague of Westminster; a sister, Kathryn Carroll of Anderson; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer. Graveside service: 2 p.m. today at Greenville Memorial Gardens.

 

 

Photos from Greenville Memorial Gardens, Piedmont, Greenville Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, “Karen & Buddy”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie C. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 June 1930 but died 14 July 2000, last residence Greenville, Greenville Co., SC.

            See the obituary of Celestine’s mother-in-law Claudia Parnell Alford, and brother-in-law Robert Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Fannie’s husband is named as Robert Lee Alford’s twin brother in his obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Hampton 1935 SC1, Wade Hampton 1911 SC2, Wade Hampton 1876 GA3, David B. 1849 SC4, Lodwick 1802 NC5, Drury Cade 1767 NC6.

 

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FANNIE JONES ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 4 June 1971

 

LORIS [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Fannie J. Alford, 77, of Rt. 4 Nichols, died Thursday at a local hospital after a long illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late William A. Jones and the late Temperance Marlowe Jones.

            She was the wife of the late James Harrison Alford, and a member of the Live Oak Baptist Church.

            Surviving are three sons, James Wilbur Alford, of Pasadena, Tex., Charlie Rupert Alford of Loris, and Bernie Alford of Mullins; a daughter, Mrs. Gussie Williamson of Nichols; a brother, Fennell Anderson of Charleston, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Grainger of Little River, and six grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hardwick Memorial Chape. Burial will follow in Princeville Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 June 1893.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Harrison Alford; and her sons Auburn Layron Alford and James Wilbur Alford in this compilation.

 

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FANNIE MAE HALFORD FOX MILES

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 23 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

BURNETTOWN [Aiken Co.]—Services for Fannie Mae H. Miles will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillview Baptist Church with burial in Pineview Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in-state beginning at 12:30 p.m. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. tonight at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley.

            Mrs. Miles died April 18, 2002. Born in Barnwell, she was a daughter of the late George and Fannie Armstrong Halford. She was first married to the late Henry Miles and then to the late Wilbur Fox. She had retired from Seminole Mill.

            Surviving are sister, Marie Bishop; brothers, Joe, Burton Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie H. Miles (SS# issued in GA) was born 29 December 1904, last residence Aiken, Aiken Co.

            See the obituary of her brother George Burton Halford in this compilation.

 

1930 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 1), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #372:

 

George W. Halford       head        59   SC SC SC       cotton weigher for county

                                                                                       age 27 at 1st marriage

Fannie A.                         wife        49   SC SC SC       age 17 at 1st marriage          

Lyda (son)                         son        28   SC SC SC

Ferris                                  son        22   SC SC SC

Cathrine                            dau        19   SC SC SC

Marie                                 dau        15   SC SC SC

James                                 son        13   SC SC SC

William                              son        11   SC SC SC

Joel                                    son          9   SC SC SC

Burton                               son          5   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 49), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #52:

 

George W. Halford       head        48   SC SC SC       cotton weigher for warehouse

                                                                                       age 27 at 1st marriage

Fannie L.                          wife        49   SC SC SC       age 17 at 1st marriage

Madeline                           dau        19   SC SC SC      

Lide (son)                          son        18   SC SC SC       store clerk

Harold                               son        16   SC SC SC

Fanny May                      dau        15   SC SC SC

Ferris                                  son        11   SC SC SC

Catherine                           dau          9   SC SC SC

Marrie                                dau          5   SC SC SC

James                                 son          3   SC SC SC

Stafford [this name is inserted here between the lines—relationship and age very difficult to read, but in occupation, it says “town coroner,” so perhaps this child was deceased.]

William                              son          1   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 40), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #17:

 

George W. Halford       head        39   SC SC SC       1st marriage 12 years      farmer       

Fannie Lou                       wife        29   SC SC SC       6 children, 5 living        

Georgia Madeline             dau        10   SC SC SC      

W. Lide (son)                    son          8   SC SC SC

A. Harold                          son          6   SC SC SC

Fannie May                      dau          5   SC SC SC

Alfred Farris                      son  1-0/12   SC SC SC

Barnie R. McLemore      uncle        61   SC SC SC

 

1900 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 12), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #100:

 

George W. Halford head        30   b. Jan 1870      SC SC SC    married 2 years      farmer

   [He does not appear on the 1870 census, so year is probably incorrect]

Fannie                        wife        19   b. Feb 1881     SC SC SC    1 child, 1 living

Mattie L.                     dau     4/12   b. Jan 1900      SC SC SC

 

Barnwell (District 12), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #97:

 

Washington Halford head        66   b. June 1833    SC SC SC    married 33 years    farmer

Barbra                        wife        64   b. unknown     SC SC SC    8 children, 3 living

Mary                            dau        24   b. Dec 1874     SC SC SC

Inez                             dau        18   b. Dec 1881     SC SC SC

Nettie Moore     granddau        10   b. Sept 1889    SC SC SC

Beatrice Moore  granddau          6   b. Nov 1893    SC SC SC

Sammie Halford   nephew        35   b. Jan 1864      SC SC SC    logman at saw mill

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 24), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #258:

 

Washington Halford       head        45         SC SC SC       farmer

Barbara                            wife        45         SC SC SC

Carrie                                dau        13         SC SC SC

Lina                                   dau        11         SC SC SC

George                              son          7         SC SC SC

Mary                                  dau          4         SC SC SC

Hattie                                dau          3         SC SC SC

Elizabeth                         sister        54         SC SC SC

Harriet                             sister        37         SC SC SC

Josiah Kersh     works on farm        77         SC SC SC

 

 

1870 CENSUS

Red Oak, Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #95:

 

Washtn Halford                   37                     SC                   farmer

Barbary                               24                     SC

Carrie                                    4                     SC

Lena                                      1                     SC

 

Next door in Dwelling #96:

 

Mrs. Elizth Halford              70                     SC                   keeping house

Elizabeth                             43                     SC                   “idiotic”

Harriett                                27                     SC

John                                     11                     SC                   [son of William R. Halford Jr.]

James                                   10                     SC                   [son of William R. Halford Jr.]

 

 

1860 CENSUS

Not stated [P.O. Bufort Bridge], Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #346:

 

Isabel Halford                     55                     SC                   farmer

Elizabeth                             34                     SC

Washington                         25                     SC

Mary E.                               23                     SC

James S.                              20                     SC

Harriet C.                            17                     SC

Rachael Drummond            31                     SC

 

 

1850 CENSUS

Not stated [P.O. Bufort Bridge], Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #8:

 

W.R. Halford                      54                     SC                   plant[er]

Isabel Halford                     54                     SC

Eliz                                      22                     SC

Rachel                                 20                     SC

W.R.                                    18                     SC

Washington                         16                     SC

Mary                                    12                     SC

James                                   10                     SC

Harriet                                   8                     SC

James                                   25                     SC                   dep’t sh’ff

 

            “Mrs. Isabella Halford, aged 77 years” died 2 Jan 1879 near Barnwell [“Marriage and Death Notices from Baptist Newspapers of South Carolina, 1866–1887,” from South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research (Ancestry.com)]

            George W. Halford, age 69, died 24 July 1940 in Barnwell Co., SC [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com].

            Her HALFORD lineage (in part from Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US“ in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb (13 July 2008): Fannie Mae 1904 SC1, George Washington 1871 SC2, Washington 1833 SC3, William Richard 1796 SC4, Achillis 1754 VA5.

 

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FLORA MAE WRIGHT ALFORD

 

[Although she apparently died in NY, we are also publishing her obituary here because she was born and is buried in SC.]

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 January 1991

 

22. Name: Flora Mae Alford

Parents: Eddie and Mary Wright

Spouse: Henry Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 49

Place of Birth: Marlboro County

Date of Death: Dec. 20, 1990

Place of Burial: Roadside Cemetery of Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flora M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Sept 1941, last residence Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.

            Roadside Cemetery is identified as traditionally serving the African-American community.          

 

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FLORENCE L. ALFORD HICKS

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 1 July 2005

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Florence L. Alford Hicks, 87, died Saturday, June 25, 2005. Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilds Courtyard Chapel. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater St. Stephen AME Church. Burial will follow in First Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence L. Hicks (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 Feb 1917.

            See the obituary of her brother Nuben “Charlie” Alford in this compilation.

            This is an African-American family.

 

1930 CENSUS

Georgetown (District 5), Georgetown Co., SC, Dwelling #170:

 

Willie Alfred             head      B           36   SC SC SC       age 17 at 1st marriage

                                                                                                saw mill laborer

Racheal Alfred          wife      B           35   SC SC SC       age 16 at 1st marriage

Willie J Alfred             son      B           19   SC SC SC       saw mill laborer

Charlie Alfred             son      B           17   SC SC SC

Ilin Alfred                   son      B           15   SC SC SC

Florence Alfred         dau      B           13   SC SC SC

Lula Alfred                 dau      B           11   SC SC SC

Huamo Alfred             son      B             9   SC SC SC

Raymond Alfred         son      B             7   SC SC SC

Sibbie Alfred              dau      B             4   SC SC SC

Jonnie Alfred               son      B             1   SC SC SC

 

1920 CENSUS

Georgetown (District 68), Georgetown Co., SC, Dwelling #175:

 

James Alford             head      B           26   SC SC SC       carpenter at lumber co.

Rachael Alford          wife      B           25   SC SC SC

Willie Alford               son      B             8   SC SC SC

Charles Alford             son      B             6   SC SC SC

Olin Alford                  son      B             3   SC SC SC

Florence Alford         dau      B             2   SC SC SC

Lula Alford                 dau      B        1/12   SC SC SC

 

Next door, dwelling #174, is the family of Morris Moultrie, age 30, probably Rachel’s brother.

 

This family was not located on the 1910 census.

 

            On Florence’s father Willie Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 22, a laborer living in Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC. He was born 22 Apr 1895 and has a wife and 4 children. He identifies his race as Negro and signs his name.

            Her lineage: Florence L. 1917 SC1, Willie James 1895 SC2.

 

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FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Friday, 9 June 2000

 

LAKE CITY [Florence Co.]—Franklin Alford, 42, a former employee with T.S. Ragsdale Co., died Sunday [June 4] in a Florence hospital. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today in Greater St. James AME Church. Burial, directed by Green’s Funeral Home, will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree.

            Mr. Alford was born in Florence County, a son of Mitchell Alford and Wilhelmenia McClam Alford.

            Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Foster Cooper, of Lake City; two sisters, Cassandra Speights of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Murdese McClary of Kingstree; six brothers, Mitchell Alford, Ronald Alford, Donald Alford, all of Lake City, James Alford of Raleigh and Linwood Alford and Jerry Alford, both of Atlanta; and his grandmother, Mabel McClam of Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Wilhelmenia McClam Alford, in this compilation.

 

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FREDONIA MCCALL ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 16 July 1996

 

Name: Fredonia Alford

Parents: Tom and Sally McCall

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Monday, July 8

Place of Burial: House of Thomas in charge of arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fredonia Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 Aug 1914, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            The House of Thomas Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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GEORGE BURTON HALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Thursday, 26 May 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

 

AIKEN [Aiken Co.], S.C.—George Burton Halford, age 80, entered into eternal rest at 5:35 p.m., Monday, May 23, 2005 at Aiken Regional Medical Center, ICU. He passed peacefully from heart/lung complications.

            Born on February 18, 1925, Mr. Halford was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy for 23 years. He went on to have a second career in cabinmaking and woodworking, his hobby. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dolly; one daughter, Bonnie Welder; one grandson, Wesley Walton; a sister, Mrs. Tootsie [Marie] Bishop; a brother, Joe Halford; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            His wish for his body to be donated for research to MCG has been honored, and a memorial service to celebrate his life and service to his country will be held Monday, at 1 p.m., Memorial Day, at the Johnston Presbyterian Church....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Fannie Mae Halford Fox Miles in this compilation

            His HALFORD lineage (in part from Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US“ in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb (13 July 2008): George Burton 1925 SC1, George Washington 1871 SC2, Washington 1833 SC3, William Richard 1796 SC4, Achillis 1754 VA5.

 

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GEORGE LOYD ALFORD, JR.

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 25 July 2002

 

ROCK HILL—Services for George Loyd Alford Jr., 53, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel, with burial in Laurelwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:30-8 tonight at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford died July 22, 2002. Born in Rock Hill, he was a son of the late George Alford Sr. and the late Mae Alford. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

            Surviving are wife, Susan Alford; son, Scott Alford; daughters, Sondra Gladden, Hailey Gregory; stepson, Kenneth Gregory; stepdaughter, Shannon Gregory; brother, Earl Alford; three grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, York Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Rick and Kathy Wright - kbwright@comporium.net – sent 7/27/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 July 1948.

 

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GEORGE ROBERT ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Friday, 25 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

RIDGELAND [Beaufort Co.]—George Robert Alford, 88, a retired school administrator, died Wednesday at a Beaufort hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ridgeland Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Sauls Funeral Home, will be in Ridgeland Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Dillon County, a son of Leroy B. Alford and Sarah Reaves Alford. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Dillon High School, the University of Oklahoma with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina. He attended Harvard University.

            Mr. Alford was a former elementary and high school principal and superintendent of schools with Dillon County. He was a former superintendent with Jasper County. He was a retired area superintendent with Horry County. He was a member of the S.C. Education Association, the National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators. He was named in the Who’s Who in American Educational Administration. He was a former president of Dillon and Jasper county Education Associations, the executive committee of the S.C. Association of School Administrators and the 6th District S.C. High School Leagues.

            Mr. Alford was a member and former president of Lions International in Dillon, Lake View, Ridgeland and Loris. He was a Mason, a past master and Grand Marshall of the Grand Lodge of South Carolina, a Grand Representative of the United Grand Lodge of England In and Near the Grand Lodge of South Carolina and a member of the American Legion.

            He was vice-chairman of the first Board of Directors of Sergeant Jasper Golf Course and Country Club. He was an active member of Ridgeland Baptist Church and the widower of Lucy Hall Alford.

            Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Ann Horton of Hampton; a son, G. Robert Alford Jr. of Mount Pleasant; and four grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS

Savannah, GA—Saturday, 26 March 1999

 

RIDGELAND [Beaufort Co., SC]—George Robert Alford Sr., 88, died March 24 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort.

            He was born in Dillon County and was the widower of Lucy Hall Alford. He graduated from Dillon High School and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Oklahoma and a master of education degree from the University of South Carolina. He was a school administrator for 39 years.

            He served as elementary and high school principal and as superintendent of schools in Dillon County for 23 years and also as superintendent in Jasper County for seven years. He retired after nine years as area superintendent in Horry County and was a member of the South Carolina Education Association, National Education Association and American Association of School Administrators. He served as president of Dillon County and Jasper County education associations and on the executive committee of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. He also served as president of the 6th District South Carolina High School League.

            He was a member of Lions International for 62 years, serving as president of the Dillon, Lake View, Ridgeland and Loris Lions Clubs. He was a Mason for 50 years, a past master and grand marshal of Grand Lodge of South Carolina, and held other high-ranking positions in the Masons. He was also a life member of the American Legion. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a Baptist and served as Sunday School teacher and deacon in the four churches he attended.

            SURVIVORS: a daughter, Sarah Ann Horton of Hampton; a son, G. Robert Alford Jr. of Mount Pleasant; and four grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George R. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 May 1910 and died 24 March 1999.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Leroy Bertram Alford and Sallie Singleton Reaves Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: George Robert 1910 SC1, Leroy Bertram 1870 NC2, David 1836 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GEORGE W. ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Thursday, 13 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            The Rev. George W. Alford, 82, of 310 Lakeview Circle, died April 11, 2000, at his residence.

            A native of Dyersburg, Tenn., he was a son of the late Noah Percy and Lucy Mustain Alford, a member of the Greer Church of God and a retired Church of God minister.

            Rev. Alford was ordained minister with the Church of God, Cleveland, Tenn., on May 27, 1948. His Pastorates include York Church of God, Fort Mill Church of God and Greer Church of God.

            His general church appointments were: Member of the General Executive Council, State Overseer of Colorado/Wyoming, World Missions Field Representative and he was a member of the World Missions Board.

            Other positions include State Director of Evangelism and Home Missions, South Carolina; member of South Carolina Church of god State Council; Speaker of Conferences and Conventions in USA and Foreign Countries and Evangelist.

            Surviving are one sister, Velma Sanders of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Praise Cathedral Church of God, Greer….

            Funeral services will be held in Dyersburg, Tenn., Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at J.W. Curry and Son Funeral Home, Dyersburg, Tenn….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 27 February 1918, last residence Mauldin, Greenville Co.

            His lineage: George W. 1918 TN1, Noah 1888 TN2, Elkannah 1844 TN3.

 

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GERTIE ALFORD DIX

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 14 August 2010

 

 

CONWAY—Gertie Alford Dix, 95, died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Mullins Nursing Center.

            She was born December 17, 1914 in Horry County, a daughter of the late James Fred and Laura Allen Alford.

            In additions to her parents, she was also pre-deceased by her husband, Willard Dix; two sons, Billy and Roger Dix; one grandson, Jack Dix; two brothers, Buddy and Donnie Alford and one sister, Doris Cooper.

            Gertie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother, her family meant everything to her. She enjoyed meeting and helping others. Gertie loved quilting, sewing and working with her hands.

            Mrs. Dix is survived by one son, Eugene “Gene” Dix of Conway; one daughter, Linda Dix Collins (Edward) of Conway; two sisters, Geraldine Sellers of Conway and Letha Graham of Marion; a special cousin, Mary Powell; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and many other family and friends who will miss her.

            The family received friends at Watson Funeral Services from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm Friday, August 13, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 2pm Saturday, August 14, 2010 at Watson Funeral Services Chapel with Rev. Glen Lane and Rev. Mike Gerald officiating. Burial will follow at Pisgah Methodist Church Cemetery. The Dix family would like to thank all the staff at Mullins Nursing Center for all the love and care they provided to Gertie while she was in their care.

            Please sign a guestbook at watsonfuneralservices. com. Watson Funeral Services and Crematory, 2300 Hwy 378, Conway, SC is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gertie Alford Dix (SS# issued in SC), last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

 

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GERTRUDE J. THORPE HALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 13 October 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

MYRTLE BEACH [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Gertrude J. Thorpe Halford, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005. Arrangements will be announced by Brockington Funeral Home. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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GILBERT GREY ALFORD

 

NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Friday, 20 March 1992

 

            Gilbert Grey Alford, 84, of Horry County died Wednesday, March 18, 1992, at Conway Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 3 p.m. today at Greenwood Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Burial will be in State Branch Cemetery.

            A native of Horry County, he was an honorary deacon at his church and a retired farmer.

            Surviving are wife, Mrs. Vera Herring Alford; sons, Lanier Alford, Tommy Alford, Myron Alford, all of Conway, Joe Alford, Wendell Alford, both of Baltimore; daughters, Mrs. Yvonne Thompson of Sophia, N.C., Mrs. Gladys Allen, Mrs. Sherry Joyner, both of Conway; sisters, Mrs. Lucy V. Brown of Conway, Mrs. Mamie Owens of Greensboro, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren....

            Goldfinch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gilbert G. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 Sept 1907.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vera Hope Herring Alford; his granddaughter Tammy Renee Alford; and his brother Morris McGee Alford in this compilation.

            Gilbert was the brother of the late Lewis Emerson “L.E.” Alford, who donated to AAFA much of the data we have on South Carolina Alfords. L.E. died before AAFA was established, but he subscribed to About Alfords.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Gilbert Grey 1907 SC1, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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GLADYS JEWELL HOOKS ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 14 April 2007

 

COLUMBIA [Richland Co.]—Gladys Jewell Hooks Alford, 85, died Wednesday [April 11] after a short illness. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Meares Funeral Home. Graveside service is 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Devotion Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys Jewell Hooks Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 18 October 1921.

 

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GLENN COOK ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 May 1983

 

Name: Glenn Cook Alford

Parents: James (Babe) and Lillie Mae Skipper Cook

Spouse: Berry C. Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 84

Place of Birth: Horry County

Date of Death: Friday [May 20]

Place of Burial: Gethsemane Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenn Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 July 1898 and died _____ May 1983, last residence Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Berry Coleman Alford; and children Arthur Leneau Alford, Billy F. Alford, H.B. Alford, Leatha Alford Beaver, Edna Alford Gerrald, and Annie Alma Alford Elvington in this compilation.

 

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GLORIA M. BURDETTE SPROUSE ALFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Saturday, 11 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

May 13, 1929 – Oct. 9, 2003

 

ANDERSON—Gloria Sprouse Alford, 74, of 305 Beaty Square died Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, at Briarwood Nursing Center, Simpsonville.

            Born in Hart County, Ga., she was a member of Salem Baptist Church and was retired from Wamsutta Mills.

            Surviving are son, Richard Sprouse of Anderson; daughters, Ann Shore and Patsy Ellis, both of Anderson; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was the daughter of the late Harrison Burdette and Janie Hipps Burdette. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Austell Sprouse; and a half sister, Bessie Durham.

            Services are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at The McDougald Funeral Home...; burial will be in Salem Baptist Church cemetery, Anderson....

            The family will be at the home of her daughter, Ann Shore, 303 Strawberry Lane, Anderson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gloria M. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

 

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GOLDAPHINE ALFORD ALLEN

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 23 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Goldaphine Alford Allen, 61, died Monday, July 22, 1996, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness.

            Born Feb. 18, 1935, in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Amelia Barnhill Alford.

            She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Qunice [sic] D. Allen; three sons, Phillip Allen of Rains, James Allen of Conway and Steven Allen of Thomasville, N.C.; three daughters, Sandra Mishoe of Conway, and Darlene Squires and Mary King, both of Aynor; five sisters, Izzie Parrott of Florence, Hazel Balliet of Conway, Ven Johnson of Tabor City, N.C., and Lin Lockhart and Carolyn Nobles, both of Aynor; two brothers, Menton Alford of Thomasville and Eddie Alford of Denton, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

            The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery in Galivants Ferry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, Homer Burroughs Alford; and her sister Delly Mae Alford Jones Rabon in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Eddie D. Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Goldaphine 1935 SC1, Homer Burroughs 1898 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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GRAHAM BROWN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 14 January 1959

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Graham Brown Alford, 75, died Monday at Frevir Infirmary in Clio after a declining health of several years. He was the son of the late James W. and Martha Smith Alford of Dillon County.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Carolina Presbyterian Church... and burial in the church cemetery....

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Usher Alford; one son, Neil Edward Alford of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Polly Grubb of Dillon; one brother, Dan Alford, Clio; three sisters, Mrs. Flora Larkin, Laurinburg; Mrs. Fannie [Mary Frances] Weatherly, Minturn; Mrs. Nora Atkinson, Clio; four grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Neil Edward Alford; and his half-siblings Daniel Alexander Alford, Nora Alford Atkinson, Harriett Alford Smith, and Mary Frances Alford Weatherly in this compilation.

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 71), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #138:

 

James Alford         head      57   b. Dec 1842     SC SC NC   married 20 years          farmer

Martha                   wife       44   b. Nov 1855    SC SC SC    8 children, 4 living

Flora                      dau        19   b. Nov 1881    SC SC SC

Graham                son         16   b. Oct 1883     SC SC SC

Ruth                      dau          6   b. Sept 1893    SC SC SC

Donald                  son    10/12   b. July 1899     SC SC SC

 

            Buried next to each other in the Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

                        Martha Donald Smith                               11/16/1855-10/12/1919

                              Wife of James W. Alford

                        James Wellington Alford                          12/14/1842-4/25/1927

 

            Also in Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, buried next to each other a short distance from Martha and James, are these children—Donald is listed with his parents on othe 1900 census and died shortly afterwards. The other 4 are no doubt the 4 deceased of Martha’s 8 children:

 

                        Donald Alford 7/23/1899-7/27/1900 aged 1year and 5 days

                        Small stone   no dates or names

                        James Angus Alford 2/7/1885-12/7/1888  aged 3 years 1 month

                        Pearl Alford 3/10/1888-3/19/1888 age 9 days

                        Lillis Alford 8/3/1896-12/21/1897 aged 16 months and 18 days

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Graham Brown 1883 SC1, James Wellington 1850 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GROVER MCCLELLAN ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 13 March 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

LORIS—Grover McClellan Alford, 84, a retired tobacco farmer, died Saturday [March 11] in a local hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today in Hardwick Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cane Branch Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Aynor, a son of Willie L. Alford and Effie Cannon Alford. He was a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church and was married to the late Mary Suggs Alford.

            Surviving are a son, Edward Alford of Loris; a sister, Marie Register of Wilmington, N.C.; a grandchild; and four great-grandchildren.

               

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grover M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 December 1910.

            See the obituaries of his son, James Edward Alford; and sister-in-law Thelma Mishoe Alford Johnston in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Grover McClellan 1910 SC1, William Leslie 1888 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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H.B. ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 19 April 1984

 

NICHOLS—H.B. Alford, 53, machine operator with Asplundh Tree Trimming, Co., died Monday [April 16].

            Born in Horry County, he was a son of the late Berry C. and Ann Glen Cook Alford.

            Surviving are a son, George Berry Alford, Norfolk, Va.; daughters: Mrs. Billy (Shelia) Cook, Lake View, and Mrs. Glenn (Cindy) Brewer, Marion; brothers: Artis Alford, Galivants Ferry, and Billy Alford, Mullins; sisters: Mrs. Alma Elvington, Lake View; Mrs. Letha M. Beaver, Dillon; Mrs. Edna Gerald, Galivants Ferry; Mrs. Azile Smith, Clarksville, Tenn.; Mrs. Juanita Ariols, Waterbury, Conn.; grandchildren.

            Services were held Wednesday at Meares Funeral Home with burial in Lake View Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Berry Coleman Alford, and siblings Arthur Leneau Alford, Billy F. Alford, Annie Alma Alford Elvington, Leatha Alford Beaver, and Edna Alford Gerrald in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: H.B. about 1931 SC1, Berry Coleman 1891 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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HANNAH MONAE ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Wednesday, 17 September 2008

 

 

            Alford, Hannah Entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 14, 2008, Baby Angel Hannah Monae Alford, beloved daughter of Sesame Alford and Stanford Felder, beloved granddaughter of Ms. Carolyn Alford and Mr. Charles Alford (Marcia), Ms. Abbie Felder, and Mr. Jerod Moody, beloved sister of Emerald Alford, beloved goddaughter of Erica Porter and Nola Johnson.

            The relatives and friends of Baby Angel Hannah Monae Alford and those of her parents, sister, grandparents, Godmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral services on Thursday, September 18, 2008, 1 p.m. at New Beginnings Life Ministry, 5060 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC. The Rev. Timothy Porter, officiating.

            Interment Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery, Parker’s Ferry Road, Adams Run, SC. No Wake Service. Viewing will take place at the church on Thursday. Final arrangements entrusted to the care of Walker’s Mortuary Chapel Of Peace, 3407 Old Pond Road, John’s Island, SC, Phone (843) 559-0341, FAX (843) 559-3415. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.

 

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HAROLD B. “BUCK” ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Sunday, 21 Feb 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

MYRTLE BEACH [Horry Co.]—Harold B. “Buck” Alford, 65, a retired motel owner and operator, died Saturday [Feb 20] at his residence. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Goldfinch’s Beach Chapel. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Ocean Woods Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of Major Leamon Alford and Macy Louise Booth Alford. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a life member and past master of Socastee Masonic Lodge No. 421 AFM and a member of Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge No. 353 AFM. He was a knight commander, court of honor Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the York Rite and the Omar Shrine Temple… [article cut off here].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold B. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 3 December 1927.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harold B. 1927 SC1, Major Leamon 1901 SC2, John W. 1870 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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HAROLD DEWAYNE HALFORD

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Wednesday, 25 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

GAFFNEY [Cherokee Co.]—Mr. Harold DeWayne Halford, 41, of 412 Barclay Avenue, Gaffney, died on June 24, 2003, at his residence.

            A native of Gaffney and the son of the late Hull and Lillie Bell Frady, he was an employee of Triangle Ice Company and was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors include his adoptive parents, Robert Blain Halford and Nannie Lou Halford; sisters, Vicky Halford Mathis of Cowpens, South Carolina, Diane Halford of Gaffney, and Sharon Lynn Spencer of Gaffney; brothers, Jessie Dean Ray of Wateree, South Carolina and Gary Scott Frady of Gaffney; maternal grandmother, Inez Crow of Gaffney; and nine nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, June 27, at Shurford-Hatcher Funeral Home. Interment was in Frederick Memorial Gardens.

 

In another article:

 

GAFFNEY LEDGER

Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC—Friday, 27 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

            Harold DeWayne Halford, 41, of 412 Barclay Ave. in Gaffney, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at his residence.

            Born in Gaffney, he was the son of the late Hull Frady and the late Lillie Bell Frady.

            He was an employee of Triangle Ice Co. and was of the Baptist faith.

            He is survived by his adoptive parents, Robert Blain Halford and Nannie Lou Halford; three sisters, Vickey Halford Mathis of Cowpens, and Diane Halford and Sharon Lynn Spencer of Gaffney; two brothers, Jessie Dean Ray of Wateree, S.C. and Gary Scott Frady of Gaffney; a grandmother, Inez Crow of Gaffney; nine nieces and nine nephews.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandfather, Jessie Dean Crow.

            Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home in Gaffney. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Shuford-Hatcher Chapel....

            Pallbearers will be: David Herrin, Kenny Herrin, Chip Granger, Timothy Smith, David Jones and Shane Granger.... Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society....

 

In another article:

 

GAFFNEY LEDGER

Gaffney, Cherokee Co., SC—Wednesday, 25 June 2003

 

            Harold DeWayne Halford, 41, of 412 Barclay Ave., died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at his residence.

            Born in Gaffney, he was the son of Lillie Bell Frady and stepson of the late Hull Frady. He was employed by Triangle Ice Company and was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving are his adoptive parents, Robert Blain Halford and Nannie Lou Halford; three sisters, Vicky Halford Mathis of Cowpens, Diane Halford and Sharon Lynn Spencer, both of Gaffney; two brothers, Jessie Dean Ray of Wateree and Gary Scott Frady of Gaffney; maternal grandmother, Inez Crow of Gaffney; nine nieces and nine nephews.

            Mr. Halford was also preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jessie Dean Crow....

             Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.... Arrangements by Shuford-Hatcher Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold D. Halford (SS# issued in SC) was born 4 November 1961, last residence Gaffney, Cherokee Co.

 

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HARRIETT ALFORD SMITH

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Friday 22 March 1957

 

Name: Hattie Alford Smith

Date of Birth/Age: 87

Date of Death: Tuesday

Place of Death: Carolina section, Dillon County

Place of Burial: Carolina Presbyterian Church cemetery

 

 

Photos from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Daniel Alexander Alford, Nora Alford Atkinson, Graham Brown Alford, and Mary Frances Alford Weatherly in this compilation.

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 71), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #45:

 

Angus Smith          head     40      b. March 1860 NC SC NC   married 12 years    farmer

Hattie                      wife     30      b. Sept 1869    SC SC SC    5 children, 5 living

Willie                        son     10      b. July 1889     SC NC SC

Alexander                 son       8      b. Dec 1891     SC NC SC

Leola                        dau       6      b. March 1894 SC NC SC

Clayton                     son       3      b. Apr 1897     SC NC SC

Babe                         son  1/12      b. Apr 1900     SC NC SC

Willie Smith           sister     24      b. Dec 1875     SC SC NC

Dan Alford    bro-in-law     25      b. July 1874     SC SC SC

 

Harriet’s children, from Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald:

 

Name: Harriet Smith “Hattie” Frazier

Parents: Angus McQueen and Harriet Alford Smith

Spouse: Preston Elmore Frazier

Date of Birth: March 12, 1908

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Monday, May 3, 1999

Place of Death: Saint Eugene Medical Center

Place of Burial: Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Source and date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Thursday, May 6, 1999

 

Name: Etheleen Smith Elliott

Parents: Angus McQueen and Harriet Alford Smith

Spouse: James D. Elliott

Date of Birth/Age: Age 88

Place of Birth: Dillon, of Cayce for 47 years

Date of Death: Thursday

Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery

Source and date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Tuesday, November 19, 1991

 

Name: Clayton Smith

Parents: Angus and Hattie Alford Smith

Spouse: Ruth Sellers

Date of Birth/Age: Age 49

Date of Death: Sunday

Place of Burial: Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Dillon County, SC

Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Thursday, February 12, 1948

 

Name: Carl Smith

Parents: Angus and Hattie Alford Smith

Date of Birth/Age: Age 57

Date of Death: Wednesday

Place of Death: Dillon, SC

Place of Burial: Carolina Cemetery

Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Thursday, April 8, 1948

 

Name: Alexander Smith

Parents: Angus and Harriet Alford Smith

Date of Death: Sunday (auto accident)

Place of Burial: Campell-Fore-Rae Cemetery

Source & date of issue: The Dillon Herald, Wednesday, May 18, 1960

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Harriet 1869 SC1, James Wellington 1850 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HARRIETT ELIZABETH COVINGTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 16 July 1977

 

            Mrs. Betty Covington Alford, 54, a retired school teacher... died Thursday in a Florence hospital after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in McDougal Funeral Chapel in Laurinburg [Scotland Co.], N.C. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Laurinburg, N.C. a daughter of the late Quinn and Susan Lindsay Alford [sic—should be Covington; see her birth record]. She was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She had taught school in High Point, N.C., and East Laurinburg, N.C. She had been a resident of Florence for the past 22 years.

            Surviving are her husband, Rufus J. Alford of Florence; two sons, Rufus Alford Jr. and Quinn Alford, both of Florence; and a daughter, Miss Susan Alford of Florence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her husband is Rufus J. Alford, b. 17 July 1922, who d. 12 Aug 1993, last residence Florence, Florence Co., SC [SSDI, # issued in NC].

            Rufus John Alford was b. 17 July 1922 in Pitt Co., NC, the son of Frank Alford and Ida Godley [North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com)].

            Rufus John Alford served on the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Hornet from 1942–1945 [WWII U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier Muster Rolls, 1939–1949 (Ancestry.com)].

            Children of Rufus John Alford and Harriet E. Covington, all b. in Scotland Co., NC [North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com)]:

 

                  Rufus John Alford, Jr.            22 July 1948

                  Quinn Covington Alford        25 Aug 1950

                  Virginia Susan Alford             21 Aug 1954

 

            Harriett Elizabeth Covington was b. 4 Nov 1922 in Scotland Co., NC, the daughter of Henry Quinn Covington and Susie Lindsay Covington [North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com)].

 

1930 CENSUS

Spring Hill (District 4), Scotland Co., NC, Dwelling #36:

 

Frank Alford          head        41   NC NC NC  age 25 at 1st marriage          

                                                                           auto repair shop proprietor

Ida                          wife        40   NC NC NC age 24 at 1st marriage          

Hazel                        dau        13   NC NC NC

Frank Jr.                    son        11   NC NC NC

Rufus                       son          7   NC NC NC

Mary F.                    dau          4   NC NC NC

Wilson                      son          2   NC NC NC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Stewartsville (District 139), Scotland Co., NC, Dwelling #269:

 

Frank N. Alford    head/boarder        30      NC NC NC        garage mechanic         

Ida V.                            boarder        29      NC NC NC        dressmaker

Hazel R.                          roomer  3-6/12      NC NC NC

Noah F.                           roomer   10/12      NC NC NC

 

Next door is the family of Grover C. Gaddy, age 32 b. NC, possibly Ida’s brother.

 

            Children of Noah Franklin Alford and Ida Virginia Gaddy [North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com)]:

 

                  Edith Elizabeth Alford           4 Mar 1915            Scotland Co.

                  Noah Franklin Alford, Jr.       27 Feb 1919          Richmond Co.

                  Wilson DeBerry Alford          11 Nov 1927         Moore Co.      

 

            Noah Franklin Alford, b. 30 June 1888 in Columbus Co., NC, d. of a diabetic coma on 4 March 1934 in Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC, age 45. His wife was Ida Alford, his father was Noah W. Alford, and his mother was Rebecca J. Skipper. He is buried in Hillside Cemetery. [North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1975 (Ancestry.com)]

            Noah W. Alford, b. 9 Sept 1859, d. of a cerebral hemorrhage 28 June 1937 in Ransom, Columbus Co., NC. His parents are “unknown.” He is buried in Union Cemetery in Columbus Co., NC. Alfords buried in Union Grove Pentecostal Freewill Baptist (PFWB) Church Cemetery:

 

012 Sarah Alford, Born Feb 1808, Died Nov 1900,

017 Rufus W. son of Noah and Rebecca Alford, Born May 3, 1894,

            Killed in France Sept 11, 1918, Co. E 117th Engineers

018 Wm. Nash Alford, Apr 19, 1880 - Oct 27, 1923

021 Alford, Rebecca Jane [Skipper] wife of N W Alford, Feb 8, 1855 - July 5, 1929

022 Alford, Noah W., Sep 9, 1859 - June 28, 1937

 

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Samuel Alford born Feb 1812 SC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Rufus John 1922 NC1, Noah Franklin 1888 NC2, Noah Wellington 1859 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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HARRIET ONELIA ALFORD OSTEEN

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 15 January 1942

 

            At six o’clock Wednesday evening, January 7th, Mrs. Phil Osteen passed away at McLeod’s Infirmary in Florence, after a four day illness, suffered from a stroke, from which she never regained consciousness.

            Mrs. Osteen was born near Little Rock, a daughter of the late Daniel W. Alford and Betty Water Alford. The family moved to Dillon during her girlhood and it was here she met and married Phil Osteen on December 27th 1906.

            After her graduation from high school she taught in one on the rural schools near Little Rock. For a number of years she, along with her sister, Miss Nina Alford, operated a ladies dress shop in Dillon, during which time she made many warm friends.

            The deceased is survived by her husband, and an only son, LaVal Osteen; a sister Miss Nina Alford; two brothers, Pierce and Augustus Alford and two grandchildren all of Dillon.

            Funeral services were held from the late residence at three o’clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Fred Hay, assisted by the pastor of the Methodist Church, Rev. E.K. Garrison. Interment was in Riverside cemetery. A large concourse of relatives and friends witnessed the last sad rites and the many and beautiful floral offerings bore mute testimony to the love and esteem in which Mrs. Osteen was held.

            Pallbearers were cousins of the deceased; Manton Alford, Laurinburg, Earle Alford, James L. Alford, J. Gaddy, of Sumter, Jewell McLaurin and Knox Alford of Dillon.

            Those from out-of-town attending he funeral were Duncan Alford, Spartanburg; Mrs. Tom Madden, Columbia; Mr. W. G. Wilson, Mrs. Rhetta Halsall and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Halsall, all of Camden; Mr. W.C. Peeler, Columbia; Mrs. and Mrs. Gus Walters and son, Florence, Mrs. Bob Davidson, Florence; Mr. and Mrs. W.F. McMillan, Cheraw.

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Daniel Warren Alford (with census records) and Elizabeth F. “Bettie” Walter Alford; and her siblings Adfull Pierce Alford, James Augustus Alford, and Addie Anina “Nina” Alford in this compilation.

            Harriet Alford Osteen’s death certificate confirms her death date but lists her birth on 3 July 1880, the daughter of Daniel Alford and Betty Walters. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot with Harriet’s son Laval Osteen and her siblings Addie Anina and Adfull Pierce:

 

            Phillip L. Osteen 4/30/1883-7/11/1967

            Harriet Alford wife of Phillip L.Osteen 7/2/1880-1/7/1942

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Harriet Onelia 1881 SC1, Daniel Warren 1839 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HARRIETT WALKER LANE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 16 January 1964

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mrs. Hattie Lane Alford, 77, of Rt. 2, Galivants Ferry, died in a Mullins hospital Tuesday night [January 14], after a long illness.

            Born Jan. 20, 1886, in Marion County, she was a daughter of the late D. Franklin and Charlotte Gasque Lane. She was a member of the Gethsemane Baptist Church.

            Funeral services... will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Burial will be in Methodist Rehobeth Cemetery....

            Surviving are a son, Rufus A. Alford Jr. of Galivants Ferry; five daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Lyles and Mrs. Carlisle Barnhill, both of Marion, Mrs. Otto Williams of Loris, Mrs. A.J. Dempsey of Jackson, Michl, and Mrs. Woodrow Perritt of Galivants Ferry; 15 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. AAFA records provide her full name.

            See the obituaries of her children Estaline Alford Williams and Rufus Arnold Alford, Jr. in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Rufus Arnold 1882 SC1, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC2, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC3, John B. 1780 NC4, William 1760 NC5.

 

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HARRIS ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—10 March 1906

 

HARRIS ALFORD’S LIFE TAKEN BY OSCAR BROOKS IN A FAMILY QUARREL

 

BROWNSVILLE, March 9—Coroner McColl held the inquest here Wednesday over the body of Harris Alford, who was killed by having an axe driven to the handle into his stomach by his brother-in-law, Oscar Brooks.

            He [Oscar] twice married Alford’s sisters. His first wife left a daughter, now about 12 years old, who has been living with her grandfather. Brooks went and stole the girl away, and Alford went to his house to get her back. Brooks forbade his going into the yard, but he went anyhow. He walked across the yard to the pump, where some other me were standing and drank some water from the pump. As he raised up and turned to face Brooks, the latter swung an axe, as if her were cutting down a tree and struck Alford across the stomach, just below the heart, with fatal result.

            Brooks was arrested and is in jail at Bennettsville. He was an obnoxious man in the community, while Alford is said to have been quiet and law-abiding. They were both Croatans [a Native American tribe].

 

AAFA NOTES: The 1900 census for Brownsville, Marlboro Co., SC, lists the family of Harris Alford, born Feb 1845 in SC. His granddaughter living with them is Laura E. Brooks, age 6 born Apr 1894 in SC. They are enumerated as Black.

            Working out the relationships in this family, it seems that Laura Brooks was the niece of Harris Alford, not the granddaughter. However, she is named as granddaughter in both the obituary and on the census. It is possible that Oscar Brooks was his son-in-law who married two daughters of Harris, which would make Laura his granddaughter.

 

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HARRY BYRD ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Thursday, 28 April 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Harry Byrd Alford, 53, died Tuesday [April 26] at his residence. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Goldfinch’s Conway Chapel. Burial will be in State Branch Cemetery with military honors.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of Morris McGee and Katherine E. Ammons Alford. He was a Navy veteran.

            Surviving are a daughter, Michelle L. Alford of Conway; two brothers, Nelson E. Alford of Georgetown and Calvin G. Alford of Fayetteville, N.C.; five sisters, Margaret Barfield and Dolly Hardwick, both of Conway, Jacquelene Harrelson of Hartsville, and Patricia McDaniel and Rebecca Jolley, both of Florence; and his grandfather, George Ammons of Fayetteville.

 

Photo from State Branch Cemetery, Conway, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Patti Yourko Burns - pb_pb32@yahoo.com– sent 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Patricia Ann Holden Smith Alford; his brother Calvin George Alford; and his father, Morris McGee Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harry Byrd 1941 SC1, Morris McGee 1902 SC2, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6

 

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HATTIE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 10 April 1971

 

TIMMONSVILLE [Florence Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Alford, who died in a local hospital early Thursday morning, will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at Zion Temple PAFW Church.... Burial, directed by Bacote-Eaddy funeral Home, will be in Sandy Grove Cemetery.

            Surviving are four nieces, Mrs. Rena Wright and Mrs. Gussie Tueben, both of Bishopville, Mrs. Anna Belle James of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. Rosa Lee DuBose of Philadelphia, Pa.; six nephews, Johnny Mack, Eadges Mack and Lee Mack Jr., all of Bishopville, Leo Mack of Brooklyn, N.Y., Henry Mack of Elizabeth, N.J., and Joseph Mack of North Carolina.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hattie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 Jan 1895, death date _____ April 1971.

 

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HATTIE RICHARDSON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 12 September 1958

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Hattie Richardson Alford, 74, widow of the late William Henry Alford of the Galivants Ferry section of Horry County, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday [September 11] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Todd of Rt. 3, Conway, following a short illness.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from the Nebo Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in the Britton’s Neck Cemetery, Rt. 1, Gresham.

            Pallbearers will be Eugene Woodbury, Eugene Baxley, Ben Todd, Joe Edwards, Bobby Jenkins, and Buddy Floyd....

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 30, 1883, in the Britton’s Neck section of Marion County, a daughter of the late Wesley and Mary Jane Rowell Richardson. She was a member of the Nebo Baptist Church. Her late husband, William Henry Alford, died in 1955.

            Survivors include one son, Jim Norton Alford, Rt. 2, Galivants Ferry; five daughters, Mrs. Albert (Janie) Todd, Rt. 5, Conway, Mrs. Fred (Carrie) Woodbury, Hemingway, Mrs. Freeman (Florrie) Baxley, Rt. 1, Galivants Ferry [2 daughters missing]; one sister, Mrs. Stacy (Louie) Alford, Rt. 1, Galivants Ferry, 19 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William Henry Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HAYWOOD ALFORD

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Wednesday, 18 November 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

FAIR BLUFF [Columbus Co., NC]—Heyward Alford, 91, a retired farmer and former resident of Fair Bluff, died Monday [Nov 16] in Mullins, S.C., hospital after many years of illness. The funeral is being conducted today at 2 p.m. in Gethsemane Baptist Church at Galivant’s Ferry, S.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Sellers Alford of Fair Bluff; his sons, Norwood of Georgetown, S.C., and Elijah Alford of Conway, S.C.; his daughters, Mrs. Foster Brown of Conway, Mrs. Ella Roberts of Gastonia, Mrs. Earl Hall of Brevard, and Mrs. James Harter of Georgetown; 31 grandchildren and 59 great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA records list him as Haywood.

            See the obituaries of his son Norwood and his daughter-in-law Louise Christmas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Haywood 1879 SC1, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC2, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC3, John B. 1780 NC4, William 1760 NC5.

 

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HAZEL L. IRWIN ALFORD

 

[Although she died in FL, we are publishing her obituary here because she is buried in and has close ties to SC. A similar obituary was published in The State, Columbia, SC, on the same day.]

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 11 October 2004

 

NICHOLS—Hazel L. Alford, 88, widow of James E. ‘‘J.E.’’ Alford and formerly of Nichols, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004 in Bradenton, Fla.

            Mrs. Alford was born February 10, 1916 in Franklin, Ind., a daughter of the late Wilsie and Pearl Green Irwin. Mrs. Alford worked at Tropicana for 15 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of Palma Sola Bay Baptist Church.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are, two daughters, Judith K. Bland of Phoenix, and Carol J. Martin of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; eight grandchildren; a great great grandchild, and three sisters-in-law, Elsie A. Drew Williams of Mullins, Kathryn A. McCormick and her husband Malcolm, of Nichols, and Ann A. Fowler and her husband Fred, of Mullins.

            Visitation will be held from 1 til 2 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the service at Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, at the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins. Burial will follow in Cedardale Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 10 February 1916. Her last residence is listed as Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Edward “J.E.” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HELEN BETHEA ALFORD

 

House of Thomas Funeral Home

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—_____ December 2008

 

 

            Helen Alford of Hamer died December 16, 2008 at the Hospice House of Florence.

            She was the daughter of the late Franklin Bethea and Teresa Bethea.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday December 20, 2008, 1 PM at Grace Apostolic Church in Latta, with burial following in Pine Hill Cemetery

            The family is receiving friends at the residence 1245 Oakland Rd. Hamer, SC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 29 May 1943, last residence Hamer, Dillon Co., SC.

 

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HENRIETTA SMITH ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 22 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Services for Henrietta Smith Alford, 76, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Morning Glory Cemetery. Wilds Daughter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Georgetown to Henry and Carrie Green Smith, she died on November 19, 2003. She was a retired home healthcare worker.

            Surviving are her daughter, Roselyn Anderson; brother, Henry Smith; and two grandchildren.

            Her husband, Hughes Alford, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henrietta Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 30 December 1926, last residence Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC.

 

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HENRY ALTON ALFORD

 

HORRY INDEPENDENT

Conway, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 30 September 1980

 

MYRTLE BEACH [Horry Co.]—Services for Henry Alton Alford, 68, were held Saturday in Goldfinch Funeral Home with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday afternoon [Sept 24] at his residence following a short illness.

            Born in Horry County, he was a son of the late William Henry and Ann Carroll Alford.

            Surviving are his wife, Ruby Causey Alford of Myrtle Beach; a son Henry E. Alford of Indianapolis IN; four daughters Mrs. Harvey (Mary Evelyn) Mishoe of Myrtle Beach, Mrs. Terry (Sara) Cornell of Myrtle Beach and Mrs. Claude (Martha) Little of Kalamazoo Michigan; two brothers Bud Alford of Aynor and Pete Alford of Myrtle Beach 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 11 Nov 1910 and died _____ Sept 1980.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Henry Alford, and his sister Daisy Mae Alford Skipper in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Henry Alton 1910 SC1, William Henry 1881 SC2, John Henry 1855 SC3, Joel 1800 SC4.

 

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HENRY HENISON ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 24 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

BRITTONS NECK [Marion Co.]—Services for Henry Henison Alford, 85, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at Central United Methodist Church, Brittons Neck, with burial in Old Neck Cemetery.... The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at Smith-Collins Funeral Home of Marion....

            Mr. Alford died Thursday, Oct. 22, 1998 at Marion County Medical Center after an illness. Born in Marion County, May 29, 1913, he was a son of the late William Power Alford and Effie Grace Whaley Alford. Mr. Alford was a retired farmer. He was a graduate of Brittons Neck High School and was a member of Central United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Claudia Chandler Alford of the home; daughters, Andra Risinger of Charleston, Carol Edwards of Hartsville, Darlene Baxley of Rock Hill and Donna Driggers of Marion; seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, W. Paul Alford.

 

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Photo from Old Neck Cemetery, Brittons Neck, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Richardson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry H. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Gresham, Marion Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Claudia Chandler Alford; his parents William Power Alford and Effie Grace Whaley Alford; and uncle Edward Manuel Alford (with other relatives listed) in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Henry Henison 1913 SC1, William Power 1892 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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HERBERT WILLIAM ALFORD, SR.

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 30 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

PAMPLICO [Florence Co.]—Services for Herbert William Alford Sr., 67, will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Prospect United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is 7-9 this evening at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home of Florence.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday [October 28]. Born in Pamplico, he was a son of the late Furman and Cora Lee Ard Alford. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Prospect United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Virginia Dare Lee Alford; son, Herbert Alford Jr.; daughter, Wendy Alford; sister, Geneva Troiano; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

 

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POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—30 October 2001

 

            Alford, Herbert William, 67, of Pamplico, a mechanic for Plowden Motors and husband of Virginia Dare Lee Alford, died Sunday. Arrangements by Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home of Florence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert W. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 September 1934, last residence Pamplico, Florence Co.

            See the obituaries of his sister Carolyn Alford; and his grandparents, William Robert Alford (with census reports) and Alferetta Prosser Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Herbert William 1934 SC1, Furman C. 1906 SC2, William Robert 1877 SC3, John William 1844 SC4.

 

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HERMAN “RED EYE” ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 3 May 2004

 

DARLINGTON [Darlington Co.]—Services and burial for Herman “Red Eye” Alford, 50, 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Gethsemane Apostolic Church, where he was a member. Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Darlington Co. to Naomi Alford, he died on April 29, 2004.

            Survivors include his former wife, Irene Alford; one grandson; maternal grandmother; six siblings; two aunts; one uncle; and two grandaunts.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herman Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 19 January 1954.

 

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HEYWOOD J. ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Saturday, 26 March 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Heywood Alford, 75, died Thursday, March 24, 2005 in Georgetown Memorial Hospital. He was a hero to his entire family and will be sorely missed.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 26, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in Prince George, Winyah, Episcopal Church. Burial, directed by Graham Funeral Home, will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

            He was born December 18, 1929 in Horry County, a son of the late Ina Alford Brown. Mr. Alford was a retired employee with International Paper Company in Georgetown. Surviving are two sons, LTC Eric Alford and his wife Joanna of Lexington and Heywood William Alford of Staten Island, NY; three daughters, Dolores Evans and her husband Jimmy and Sharon Fitzpatrick all of Georgetown and Phyllis Tasse and her husband Rocky of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; six grandchildren, Bianca Springs of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Dylan Rogers of Charleston, Tara Tasse of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Trip Tasse of Tampa, Florida, Madeleine Alford and Peter Alford, both of Lexington; one brother, Bobby Alford of Irmo; five sisters, Shirley Walters and Yvonne White, both of Florence, Hilda Sobon of Pawleys Island, Wanda Nunn of Columbia, and Genevieve Edwards of Conway and a number of nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by his wife of many years, Yvonne Delano Roberts Alford and a sister, Marie Richardson. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Graham Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Heywood J. Alford (SS# issued in NC), but his birth date is listed as 8 December 1929, last residence Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Yvonne Delano Roberts Alford, in this compilation.

            Ina Alford, b. about 1912 in SC, was the daughter of Haywood Alford and Nellie Barnhill. It is likely that Heywood is her son and used her maiden name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Heywood 1929 SC1, Ina 1912 SC2, Haywood 1879 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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HOLLEY NICOLE ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 8 May 1999

 

CHERAW [Chesterfield Co.]—Services for Holley Nicole Alford, 11, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 1999, at Welsh Neck Baptist Church, Society Hill. The family will receive friends 7-9 tonight at Kiser Funeral Home of Cheraw. Memorials may be made to Welsh Neck Baptist Church, P.O. Box 28, Society Hill 29593.

            Holley died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Bennettsville. Born in Florence, she was a daughter of William A. and Susan Nolan Alford Sr. She was a member of Welsh Neck Baptist Church in Society Hill, where she was a member of the Handbell and Children’s Choir in the First United Methodist Church of Cheraw. A member of Girl Scout Troop #295. She was an Honor Student at Cheraw Intermediate School (President’s List), Member of the Drama Club. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, swimming, and playing softball.

            Surviving are her parents, of Cheraw; brothers, William A. Alford of Bennettsville, Randy E. Alford of Bennettsville; sisters, Betty A. Bowers of Liberty, Jennifer V. Alford of Bennettsville; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Nolan of Society Hill; great-grandmother, Mary Holley of Danville, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Holley N. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 16 March 1988.

 

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HOMER BURROUGHS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 2 February 1958

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

MULLINS, Feb. 1—Homer B. Alford, 59, and farmer of the Bayboro section of Horry County died unexpectedly at his home early Saturday [Feb 1] morning following a declining illness of three years.

            He was the son of the late Arnold [sic: should be Lewis—Arnold is Homer’s grandfather] and Galvin McCrackin Alford and was born and reared in Horry County.

            Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from Pleasant Union Baptist church.... Interment will follow at the adjoining cemetery.

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Amelia Barnhill Alford; three sons, Melton, D.L. and Eddie, all of Galivants Ferry; nine daughters, Mrs. Mack Prosser and Mrs. Larue Smith of Aynor, Mrs. Glover Lewis of Mullins, Mrs. Mose Jones [Delly Mae] and Mrs. Quince Allen [Goldaphine] of Galivants Ferry, Misses Hazel, Lindsey, Venzula and Carolyn Alford of the home; five brothers, Berry Alford of Nichols, Elie Burean and Brant Alford of Galivants Ferry and Donnie Alford of Thomasville; three sisters, Mrs. Home Small and Mrs. Earl Martin both of Galivants Ferry and Mrs. Lee Hillman of Aynor; also surviving are 20 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            On Homer Burroughs Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 19, living in Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC. His birth date is 16 Sept 1898, and he names his father, L.H. Alford, as his nearest relative. His occupation, originally illegible but employer listed as L.H. Alford, is crossed out and “chain gang” is entered with employer Horry County.

            See the obituaries of his daughters Goldaphine Alford Allen and Delly Mae Alford Jones Rabon in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Eddie D. Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            His lineage: Homer Burroughs 1898 SC1, Lewis H. 1868 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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HOWARD ALFORD

AAFA #0274

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 15 February 2006

 

SUMTER [Sumter Co.]—Howard Alford, 84, husband of Audrey McLeod Alford, died Monday, February 13, 2006, in Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

            Born in Bishopville [Lee Co.], he was a son of the late Howard Alford, Sr. and the late Vera Carnes Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Mission of Men Choir, the Sumter Civic Chorale, a U.S. Army-Air Corps veteran of World War II and had retired from the Sumter Post Office with 38 years of service.

            Surviving are his wife of Sumter; three sons, Mike Alford and wife, Debby, Ricky Alford, Kenneth Alford, all of Sumter; a daughter, Marianne A. Jeffords and husband, Reuben L., of Sumter; six grandchildren, James Alford, Meredith A. West, Ginnie Hardee, Wendi Hardee, Andrew Squires and Patrick Squires; four great-grandchildren, Lorianne Spiegel, Malorie Spiegel, Drew Squires and Cannon West; special friends, Monroe and Lil Brown; a special niece, Ann Dennis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Alford, John C. Alford and two sisters, Maggie Rowland and Hazel Dennis.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Walt Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, James Alford, Andrew Squires, Patrick Squires; two nephews, George and John Rowland and Michael Spiegel.

            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mission of Men Choir.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home.

            Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com. Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 December 1921, last residence Sumter, Sumter Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, James Frierson Alford Sr. and Annie Spears David Alford, in this compilation.

 

1920 CENSUS

Bishopville (District 14), Lee Co., SC, Dwelling #316:

 

Howard Alfred      head         W          38   SC SC SC       cotton gin laborer

Vera                        wife         W          36   SC SC SC

Cecil                         son         W          13   SC SC SC

Maggie May             dau         W          10   SC SC SC

Hazel A.                   dau         W            7   SC SC SC

John C.                     son         W            4   SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Howard 1921 SC1, Howard 1881 SC2, James Frierson 1846 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOWARD “BAYBOY” ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 30 November 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

LAKE CITY [Florence Co.]—Services for Howard “Bayboy” Alford, 63, will be held at noon Monday at Mount Beulah United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree. Green’s Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday [November 27]. Born in Williamsburg County, he was a son of the late John and Laura McCutcheon Alford.

            Surviving are sisters, Senara Scott, Earline Shaw, Jeanette Gordon, Jack Frances Fulmore and Alice (Soloman) Tisdale; brothers, Willie (Christine) and Herman (Luvenia) Alford; sister-in-law, Wilamenia Alford; and other relatives. He was pre-deceased by three brothers.

 

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POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Sunday, 30 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

LAKE CITY [Florence Co.]—Howard Alford, 63, a retired employee with A.B. Dick Co., died Thursday in a local hospital. The funeral will be at noon Monday in Mount Beulah United Methodist Church. Burial, directed by Green’s Funeral Home, will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Kingstree.

            Mr. Alford was born in Williamsburg County, a son of John Alford and Laura McCutcheon Alford. He attended Florence County schools and was a member of Mount Beulah United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are five sisters, Senara A. Scott, Earline H. Shaw and Jeanette A. Gordon, all of Lake City, Alice Tisdale of Willow Grove, Pa., and Jack F. Fulmore of Ladysmith, Va.; and two brothers, Willie D. Alford and Herman Alford, both of Lake City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 February 1934, but his death date is listed as 15 November 1997, a Saturday.

            See the obituaries of his sister Earline Alford Shaw Harrison (with census listings) and brother Willie Dozier Alford in this compilation.

            This is one of many African-American Alford families in SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Howard 1931 SC1, John Luther 1893 SC2, Archie 1850 SC3, Nero 1808 SC4.

 

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HUBERT H. ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 12 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

NORTH CHARLESTON [Charleston Co.]—Hubert H. Alford, 72, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997, at a Summerville nursing home.

            He was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Horry County, a son of the late Ealie and Rhoda Rabon Alford.

            Mr. Alford retired from Bird and Sons Roofing Co. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Baptist.

            Survivors include a daughter, Josephine Hill of Goose Creek; three sons, Clayton Alford of Odessa, Texas, Wesley Alford of North Charleston and Gary Alford of Goose Creek; two sisters, Eula Jane Best of Conway and Mary Johnson of North Charleston; two brothers, E.J. Alford and T.E. Alford, both of Odessa; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at J. Henry Stuhr Inc., north area chapel. Burial will be in Riverview Memorial Park in Charleston.

 

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Photo from Riverview Memorial Park, North Chraleston, Charleston Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Juanda Owens B. – no email -

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Rhoda Rabon Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Thelbert Eathel Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert H. 1924 SC1, Eli Mitchell 1896 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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HURSEL LENNEAU ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 26 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Hursel Lenneau Alford, 72, of 15th Court died Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at Conway Hospital after an illness.

            He was born in Aynor, a son of the late Howard and Claudie Bell Martin Alford.

            Mr. Alford was the owner and operator of Alford Sales and Service. He was a former sales agent for Wickes Building Supply and was formerly employed at Harvin Meats. He was also a former agent for Independent Life Insurance.

            He was a charter member, past deacon and Sunday school teacher at North Conway Baptist Church and a member and master Mason of Horry Lodge No. 381 AFM.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathleen ‘‘Kitty’’ Alford of Conway; three sons, Johnny L. Alford of Conyers, Ga., Randy B. Alford of Conway and Timothy T. Alford of San Jose, Calif.; two brothers, Tracy Alford of Galivants Ferry and Dolphus Alford of Mullins; a sister, Dorothy Rabon of Aynor; and a grandson.

            The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at North Conway Baptist Church. Entombment with Masonic rites will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

            Memorials may be made to North Conway Baptist Church Together We Build Fund, 1608 Sessions St., Conway 29526.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hursel L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 15 August 1923.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Lonnie Dolphus Alford and Arnal Tracy Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hursel Lenneau 1923 SC1, Howard H. 1895 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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IDA GRAINGER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 18 October 1967

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mrs. Ida Grainger Alford, 91, died Monday [October 16] in a Columbia Hospital after a long illness.

            Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday at River Side Cemetery of Nichols.... Meares Funeral Service is in charge.

            Pallbearers will be Ellison M. Smith Jr., Luther L. Enzor, J. Carlyle Shelley, J.P. Hayes, Guy Hamilton Jr. and Harold D. Floyd.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Page Grainger. She was the widow of the late Artemas Alford.

            Mrs. Alford had formerly lived in the Floyds section of Horry County, but had resided in Columbia for the past several years. She was a member of Floyds Methodist Church.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ellison M. Smith of Columbia; four grandchildren, Mrs. Carlyle Shelley of Conway, Mrs. Luther Enzor of Nichols, Robert A. Williamson of Charleston and Ellison M. Smith Jr. of Columbia.

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Artemas 1864 SC1, Warren Little 1823 TN2, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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IDA GRATE ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Saturday, 6 September 2008

 

            Entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 4, 2008 at the age of 46, Ms. Ida Alford, beloved mother of Regina Grate, Denel Grate, Ulysses Grate, Alfreda Brown and Tyera Davis; grandmother of Denel Grate, Jr., Zion Singleton, Dasiya Grate, Temel Grate and Ziasia Singleton; daughter of Mr. Walter Grate and the late Mrs. Thelma Grate; sisters, Annette Prosit and the late Consitter Grate. Late residence, 2712 Sunrise St., N. Charleston, SC.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Fielding Home for Funerals, 2704 Meeting St., N. Charleston, SC, 744-2545 or 1-800-290-5954....

 

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POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Wednesday, 10 September 2008

 

            The relatives and friends of Ms. Ida Grate Alford, those of her children, Regina Grate, Denel Grate, Ulysses Grate, Alfreda Brown and Tyera Davis; grandchildren, Denel Grate, Jr., Zion Singleton, Da’siya Grate, Jemel Grate and Zi’asia Singleton; parents, Mr. Walter Grate and the late Mrs. Thelma Grate; sisters, Annette Profit and the late Consitter Grate, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews are invited to attend his funeral service Thursday, September 11, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Fielding Home For Funerals, 2704 Meeting St., N. Charleston, SC; Father Henry Kulah, Messenger....

            Interment, Friday, September 12, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Cemetery, 2726 Spruill Ave., N. Charleston, SC....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida Grate Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Sept 1961, last residence Charleston, Charleston Co., SC.

            Fielding Home For Funerals traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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IDA LOUISA ALFORD HARDWICK

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 14 June 2010

 

AYNOR—Ida Louisa Alford Hardwick, 94, wife of the late E. James Hardwick, Sr., of Aynor, entered eternal peace on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

            Mrs. Hardwick was born in Horry County, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Ashley Levi and Carrie Page Alford. She was a faithful member of Berea Baptist Church and the Women’s Missionary Union.

            Mrs. Hardwick was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, her two sons, William L. (Lephon) Hardwick and E. James (E.J.) Hardwick, Jr., and her son-inlaw, Bobby L. Johnson. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Leon J. Alford and Ashley L. Alford, Jr. and her sisters, Froline A. Perritt and Sallie A. Rogers.

            Mrs. Hardwick loved her God and her family. She enjoyed being outside, whether gathering vegetables from her garden or riding her lawn mower. Her tremendous faith in God sustained her and her family through all the years, turning hardships into blessings. She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her and will be sorely missed.

            Surviving are her children, L.B. Hardwick (Barbara) of Columbia, SC, Gene A. Hardwick (JoEllen) of Loris, SC, Angie H. Johnson of Galivants Ferry, SC, Harrell W. Hardwick (Pat) of Conway, SC and Agnes H. Roberts (Nelson) of Galivants Ferry, SC.; her two daughters-in law, Myrtle L. Hardwick of Charleston, SC and Vista B. Hardwick of Aynor, SC. She is also survived by eighteen (18) grandchildren, twenty-four (24) great-grandchildren, one (1) great-greatgrandchild, and her caregivers, Bobbie Best and Vera Johnson.

            The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

            Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the Berea Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Johnny Jenerette. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church Building Fund, 4312 Joyner Swamp Road, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544.

            Condolences may be made to: www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

            The Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida Alford Hardwick (SS# issued in SC) was born 13 Nov 1915, last residence Aynor, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Ashley Levi Alford and Leon Jehu Alford Sr.; and sisters Loretta Froline Alford Perritt and Sallie Mae Alford Rogers in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ida Louisa 1915 SC1, Ashley Levi 1885 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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IONA “TONY” BARNHILL ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 9 April 1996

 

Name: Iona (Tony) Barnhill Alford

Parents: Cordi and Trolly Cox Barnhill

Spouse: A.L. Alford

Date of Birth: Jan. 9, 1922

Place of Birth: Mount Trolly area

Date of Death: Wednesday, Apr. 3

Place of Death: her home (Article headlined Galivants Ferry)

Place of Burial: Methodist Rehobeth Church in Galivants Ferry cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Iona V. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituary of her husband, Ashley Levi Alford, in this compilation.

 

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IRENE POSTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 1 November 1970

 

MYRTLE BEACH [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Irene Poston Alford, 50, wife of Leon Alford of Ramsey Acres, died Saturday morning at a Charleston hospital after an extended illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Myrtle Beach Church of God.... Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late Commodore and Ella Poston Poston. She was a member of Myrtle Beach Church of God.

            Survivors besides her husband are three sons, Johnny, Billy and Mitchell Alford, all of Myrtle Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Benjamin Suggs of Myrtle Beach and Mrs. Lawayne C. Poston of Johnsonville; four sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Yarborough of Pamplico, Mrs. Pearline Langston and Mrs. Jack Woodberry, both of Marshville, N.C., and Mrs. Romeo Woodbuerry of Florence; and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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IRENE ROBERTS ALFORD

Aunt of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 5 May 2008

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

[An almost identical article was published in The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, SC, same date.]

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Irene Roberts Alford, 88, the widow of Miley Preston Alford, passed away Saturday morning, May 3, 2008, at the Mullins Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 7 PM, Monday evening, May 5, 2008, at the Ringle Heights Baptist Church. A reception will be immediately after the service in the church fellowship hall. A Committal Ceremony will be 11 AM, Tuesday morning, May 6, 2008, in the Methodist Rehobeth Cemetery north of Aynor directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born November 9, 1919, in Galivants Ferry, the daughter of Hannibal H. Roberts and Sally Stroud Roberts. She was foremost a mother but worked over the years in retail and on a farm. She was a member of the Ringle Heights Baptist Church for 40+ years where she is remembered as faithful and diligent servant.

            Predeceased by her parents; her husband; a sister, Inez Johnson, and a niece, Bonnie Mae Kayes.

            Surviving are one son, Billy A. (Mickey) Alford of Rincon, GA; two daughters, Dixie A. Davis and Brenda J. (James) Redick, both of Georgetown; one sister, Gertrude R. Alford of Mullins; a beloved nephew, J.B. Crawford of Conway; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and 1 great great-grandchild.

            McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the Alford family. Online Family Register at mckenziefuneralh@aol.com. Visit our guestbook at www.charleston.net/deaths.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene Roberts Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Nov 1919.

            See the obituary of her husband’s sister Debbie Alford Sarvis in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Miley Preston 1913 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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ISABEL CHAPMAN PAYSINGER ALFORD

 

[Although Isabel died in NC, we are publishing her obituary here because she lived most of her life in SC.]

 

THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—Sunday, 11 July 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

HILLSBOROUGH [Orange Co., NC]—Mrs. Isabel Chapman Paysinger Alford, 85, of 2312 Blair Dr., died Friday, July 9, 2004, in her home. Mrs. Alford was formerly a resident of North Charleston, SC for 61 years, where she was a member of the North Charleston United Methodist Church and a past member of the Eastern Star-Omar Temple. She retired from the Charleston County School System. She was the widow of James Monroe Alford.

            Surviving are her daughters, Patricia A. Brooks and husband, Jerry L. Brooks and Barbara A. Stephenson and husband, Roger N. Stephenson; six grandchildren, James G. Brooks, Elizabeth A. Atkinson, Terri J. Emerson (Peter W. Emerson), Brenda A, Spruill (Adam N. Spruill), Lucy Ann Stephenson, and John Wesley Stephenson; six great-grandchildren, Charles Richard Atkinson, Kayla Atkinson, Nicole Christine Abernathy, Andrew Nixon Spruill, Alyssa Joy Emerson, and Alexander Neil Spruill.

            Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, in Magnolia Cemetery, Latta [Dillon Co.], SC….

            Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., Sunday, in Smith-Collins Funeral Home, Marion, SC. Arrangements by Walker’s Funeral Home of Hillsborough.

 

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SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, SC—Sunday, 11 July 2004

 

HILLSBOROUGH [Orange Co.], N.C.—Mrs. Isabel Chapman Paysinger Alford, 85, died July 9, 2004 at her residence after an illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born August 29, 1918 in Clio, S.C., a daughter of the late Albert S. Paysinger and the late Lura B. Paysinger. Mrs. Alford retired from the Charleston County School System. She was a resident of North Charleston for 61 years. She was also a past member of Eastern Star-Omar Temple and a member of North Charleston United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include her children, Patricia A. Brooks and her husband, Jerry, of Goose Creek, S.C. and Barbara A. Stephenson and her husband, Roger, of Hillsborough, N.C. Six grandchildren James G. Brooks, Elizabeth A. Atkinson, Terri J. Emerson and her husband, Peter; Brenda A. Spruill and her husband, Adam; Lucy Ann Stephenson and John Wesley Stephenson and six great grandchildren, Charles Richard Atkinson, Kayla Ann Atkinson, Nicole Christine Abernathy, Andrew Nixon Spruill, Alyssa Joy Emerson and Alexander Neil Spruill….

            Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Smith-Collins Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held 3 p.m., Sunday, July 11, 2004 at Magnolia Cemetery in Latta, S.C. Directed by Smith-Collins Funeral Home of Marion, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Isabel P. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Goose Creek, Berkeley Co., SC, and last benefit to Charleston, Charleston Co., SC.

            See the obituariy of her husband, James Monroe Alford, in this compilation.

            Isabel and her husband James Monroe Alford share a gravestone in Magnolia Cemetery.

 

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ISABELLE FRASER HALFORD

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—27 May 2011

 

 

SPARTANBURG, SC—Isabelle Fraser Halford, 86, of Spartanburg, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Magnolia Manor-Inman. Born March 6, 1925, in Lawrence, MA, she was the wife of Dewey Halford, of the home.

            Isabelle retired from M&M Chevrolet and also worked at A&P Grocery. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, a long-time member of the choir, and founder of The Prime Timers Group.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Denise Watson of Spartanburg; and two grandchildren, Paige and Jonathan Watson of Spartanburg.

            Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, May 27, 2011 at Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 28, 2011, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, conducted by the Rev. Robert L. Brown and the Rev. Leslie F. Horvath. Entombment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum.

            Memorials may be made to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 101 St. Matthews Lane, Spartanburg, SC 29301; or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

            The family is at the home.

            An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com. Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Isabelle Fraser Halford, (SS# issued in MA), last residence Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law James Edward Halford, with census reports, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, in part from Dyer Family Tree on Ancestry.com: Dewey Dean 1928 SC1, James Walter 1892 NC2, Samuel Zebulon Columbus 1862 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas Jefferson 1802 NC5, John 1765 VA6, John 1745 ?? 7.

 

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J.D. ALFORD

 

BEAUFORT GAZETTE

Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC—Monday, 5 September 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

JENKINS—J.D. Alford, 67, of the Jenkins Community, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, in his home.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the House of God Keith Dominion in Jenkins with burial following in the Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born July 3, 1938, in Greenville, Ga., a son of the late Charlie and Essie Mae Alford.

            He attended the local public schools of Meriweather County, Ga. After making Beaufort his home, Mr. Alford was employed by Malphrus Construction Company and later retired from Bull Point Plantation.

            Survivors include his wife, Harriet Bryan Alford, of Jenkins; a daughter, Dorothy J. Alford of Jenkins; three sisters, Martha Godfrey, Johnnie Mae Barnes and Shirley Jean Johnson, all of Greenville, Ga.; and two brothers, Willie H. Alford and David Alford, both of Greenville, Ga.

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

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of J.D. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Lobeco, Beaufort Co., SC.

            Beaufort Co., SC, has a Jenkins Creek, but no town named Jenkins.

 

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JACK ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 28 January 2001

 

COLUMBIA—Services for Jack Alford will be held at noon today in the Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel with burial to follow in the Lincoln Cemetery. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel is in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday [January 25]. Born in Eastover [Richland Co.], South Carolina, he was the son of the late Warren Alford and Ellen Ashford Shuler. Mr. Alford worked for Seastrunk Electric Company before moving to New York in his early twenties. Mr. Alford was a painter by trade and a member of the Teamsters Union of New York City.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Alford; four children, Jack Alford Jr., of Columbia, South Carolina; Ronald (Viola) Alford, of Irmo, South Carolina; Sandra Flippen, of Columbia, South Carolina and Deborah (Daniel) Woodard, of Hopkins, South Carolina; one sister, Sadie Alford; eight grandchildren other loving relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his son Ronald R. Alford in this compilation.

            Leevy’s Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 3 September 1976

 

DARLINGTON—Funeral services for James Alford will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Round O Baptist Church. Burial will be in Faith Memorial Gardens, directed by Jordan Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday at this home after an apparent heart attack.

            He was born in Darlington County, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine Gandy Alford. He attended Darlington schools.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Gandy Alford of the home; three daughters, Mrs. Jessica Olliver of Jamaica, N.Y., Miss Doris Ann Alford of Darlington, and Mrs. Addie J. Radcliff of Bronx, N.Y.; four sons, James C. Alford of Bronx, N.Y., James Alford Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ted C. Alford of New York, N.Y., and Wellington Alford of Jamaica, N.Y.; five brothers, Willie Alford of Newport News, Va., Johnny Alford and Carey Alford, both of Darlington, Dandy Alford of Elizabeth, N.J. and Lister Alford of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Rachel C. Jordan of Darlington and Mrs. Annie J. Kelley of Plant City, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 4 Aug 1904 and died _____ Sept 1976, last residence Darlington.

 

1930 CENSUS

Darlington (District 4), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #28:

 

James Alford        head         B           24   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             age 22 at 1st marriage

Minnie                     wife         B           24   SC SC SC       age 22 at 1st marriage    

Jessiebel                   dau         B     2-5/12   SC SC SC

J.C.                           son         B        4-12   SC SC SC

Annabell     sister-in-law         B             9   SC SC SC      

 

Mont Clare (District 19), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #178:

 

Joe Alford              head         B           50   SC SC SC       farmer     widower

Dandy                       son         B           17   SC SC SC

Rachel                      dau         B           14   SC SC SC

Winnie                      dau         B           13   SC SC SC

Frank                        son         B             9   SC SC SC

Carry                         son         B             8   SC SC SC

Salista                       son         B             6   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Mont Clare (District 17), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #56:

 

Joe Alford              head         B           45   SC SC SC       farmer

Josephine                wife         B           40   SC SC SC

Geneva                     dau         B           17   SC SC SC

Idella                        dau         B      [illeg]   SC SC SC

Johney                      son         B           13   SC SC SC

James                       son         B           11   SC SC SC

Leroy                        son         B           10   SC SC SC

Willie                        son         B             8   SC SC SC

Henry                        son         B             6   SC SC SC

Evander                    son         B             5   SC SC SC

Anna                        dau         B             1   SC SC SC

Howard           grandson         B             2   SC SC SC

Charley            grandson         B             2   SC SC SC

 

Next door is their son Joseph Alford, 21, and his wife.

 

1910 CENSUS

Mechanicsville (District 11), Darlington Co., SC, Dwelling #55:

 

Josephine Alford    head         B           35   SC SC SC       farm work          widow

                                                                                             9 children, 8 living

Connie                      dau         B           15   SC SC S

Joseph                       son         B           14   SC SC S

Eva                           dau         B           12   SC SC S

Della                         dau         B           11   SC SC S

Johnnie                     son         B             9   SC SC S

James                       son         B             5   SC SC S

Leory                        son         B             3   SC SC S

William                     son         B             1   SC SC S

 

            His lineage: James 1904 SC1, Joseph about 1875 SC2.

 

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JAMES AUGUSTUS “GUS” ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 20 October 1960

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—James Augustus Alford, 81, died Wednesday [October 19] morning at St. Eugene Hospital where he had been a patient two months.

            A retired painting contractor, Mr. Alford was a member of the Presbyterian Church and of the Woodmen of the World.

            He was the son of the late David [sic: Daniel] and Betty Walter Alford of the Minturn section where he will be buried in Alford Cemetery following funeral services at Bethea Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday.

            He is survived by: his widow, Mrs. Maybelle Alford, a sister, Miss Nina Alford, and a nephew, Laval Osteen, all of Dillon.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Maybelle Alford Alford; his parents, Daniel Warren Alford (with census records) and Elizabeth F. “Bettie” Walter Alford; and his siblings Adfull Pierce Alford, Addie Anina “Nina” Alford, and Harriet Onelia Alford Osteen in this compilation.

            On James Augustus Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 39, a cotton masher [?] living in Dillon, Dillon Co., SC. He was born 4 Nov 1878. His nearest relative is May Belle Alford of the same address.

            It is not known why his gravestone dates differ from dates found elsewhere.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Augustus 1878 SC1, Daniel Warren 1839 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES COUSAR ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 24 September 1966

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—J. Cousar Alford, 84, died Friday [Sept 23] in a Mullins hospital.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bethea Funeral Home with burial in the Riverside Cemetery....

            He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sophie Wiggins [probably his sister, not his daughter], Columbia, Miss Mack Alford, Dillon; several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 Oct 1881, death _____ Sept 1966.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Elizabeth Campbell Alford; and siblings Annie Lee Alford Stackhouse, Viola Alford McLean, and William Benjamin Alford in this compilation.

            On James Cousar Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 36, a self-employed farmer living in Dillon. He confirms his birth date, names E.A. Alford of the same address as his nearest relative, and signs his name J.C. Alford. L.B. Alford was the Registrar.

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot as his parents and a number of siblings (see his sister Viola):

 

            J. Cousar Alford 10/23/1881-9/23/1966

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Cousar 1881 SC1, Benjamin Ancel 1852 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES DUNCAN ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 29 January 1987

 

Name: James Duncan Alford

Parents: Ruth McLaurin Alford and Joseph Gray (Grady) Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 48

Place of Birth: Marlboro County

Date of Death: Sunday

Place of Burial: services at Carolina Presbyterian Church

 

Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 3 May 1938 and died _____ Jan 1987, last residence Little Rock, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituary of his father, Joseph Grady Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Duncan 1938 SC1, Joseph Grady 1894 SC2, Daniel James 1853 SC3, Paisley 1825 NC4, Sion 1796 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JAMES EARL ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 14 August 1941

 

Name: James Earl Alford

Date of Birth/Age: 18 (report of drowning).

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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JAMES EDWARD ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 14 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

LORIS [Horry Co.]—James Edward Alford, 67, of the Allsbrook community, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Loris Community Hospital after an illness.

            He was born Feb. 2, 1933, in Loris, a son of the late Grover McClellean Alford and Mary Mae Suggs Alford.

            He was a retired furniture finisher and a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Stevens Alford; a son Larry E. Alford and his wife, Ann, of Loris; an aunt, Marie Register of Wilmington, NC; and four grandchildren, Dewayne Alford, Maranda Todd and Carter Watts, all of Loris, and Dale Watts of Conway.

            The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today at Cane Branch Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Cane Branch Cemetery. Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris is in charge.

 

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HORRY INDEPENDENT

Conway, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 16 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

LORIS [Horry Co.]—Services for James Edward Alford, 67, were held Tuesday in Cane Branch Baptist Church, directed by Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris.

            Mr. Alford died March 12 at Loris Community Hospital following an illness.

            Born in Loris, he was a son of the late Grover McClellan and Mary Mae Suggs Alford. Mr. Alford was a retired furniture finisher and a member of Cane Branch Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary Stevens Alford of Loris; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry E. and Ann Alford of Loris; an aunt, Marie Register of Wilmington, N.C.; and four grandchildren, Dewayne Alford, Maranda Todd and Carter Watts of Loris, and Dale Watts of Conway.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James E. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 February 1933, last residence Loris, Horry Co.

            See the obituary of his father, Grover McClellan Alford, in this compilation.

            The newspaper obituary was titled “Edward Alford,” so apparently he went by his middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Edward 1933 SC1, Grover McClellan 1910 SC2, William Leslie 1888 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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JAMES EDWARD “J.E.” ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 16 November 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

NICHOLS [Marion Co.]—Services for James Edward “J.E.” Alford, 68, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Cox-Collins Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Cedardale Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford died Friday [November 14]. Born in Marion County, he was a son of Susanna Brown Alford, and the late Edward Alford.

            Surviving are wife, Hazel Irwin Alford of Nichols; sisters, Elsie Williams, Kathryn McCormick and Ann Fowler; step-daughters, Carol Martin and Judi Orthowitz; his mother of Mullins; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Sunday, 16 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

NICHOLS [Horry Co.]—James Edward “J.E.” Alford, 68, a retired trucking line manager, died Friday in a Marion County hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Cox-Collins Funeral Home in Mullins. Burial will be in Cedardale Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Marion County, a son of Edward M. Alford and Susanna Brown Alford. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Gapway Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Hazel Irwin Alford; two stepdaughters, Carol Martin of Indianapolis and Judy Orthowitz of Phoenix; three sisters, Elsie A. Williams of Lugoff, Kathryn A. McCormick of Nichols and Ann A. Fowler of Mullins; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James E. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 17 April 1929.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel L. Irwin Alford; his parents, Edward Manuel Alford (with other relatives listed) and Nancy Susanna Brown Alford; and his sister Elsie Alford Drew Williams in this compilation.

            His lineage: James Edward 1929 SC1, Edward Manuel 1906 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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JAMES EDWARD HALFORD, SR.

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Monday, 20 March 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            James Edward Halford, Sr., 73, of 109 Timothy St. died March 19, 2000, in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Spartanburg, he was a son of the late Walter James and Emma Gibbs Halford. He was retired from Hoechst Celanese, and was a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, where he was a former Junior Warden. He was a member of St. John Masonic Lodge No. 333, the Spartanburg York Rite Bodies, and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He served in the Navy during WWII.

            Surviving are his wife, Joanne Prince Halford; three sons, Walter Eugene Halford of the home, James Edward Halford, Jr. and Philip Lee Halford, Sr. of Spartanburg; one daughter, Suzie Halford Thomas of Spartanburg; one brother, Dewey Dean Halford of Spartanburg; four sisters, Ruth Campbell, Juanita Hopkins, and Frances Elledge, all of Spartanburg, and Jeri Palmer of Cincinnati, Ohio; and four grandchildren....

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church.... Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James E. Halford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 August 1926, last residence Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co.

            See the obituary of his sister Juanita Halford Hopkins in this compilation.

            On James W. Halford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 24, a machinist living in Glendale, Spartanburg Co., SC. He was b. 24 Aug 1892 in Madison Co., NC, and is married with 1 child. He has brown eyes and auburn hair.

            From North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com): James Walter Halford was born 26 Aug 1892 in Marshall, Madison Co., NC, son of Zeb Columbus Halford and Maggie Stroupe.

 

1930 CENSUS

Beech Springs (District 10), Spartanburg Co., SC, Dwelling #489:

 

James W. Halford  head           38   NC NC NC     power plant mechanic

Emma                      wife           32   SC SC SC

Ruth                         dau           13   SC NC SC

Juanita                      dau             9   SC NC SC

Frances                     dau             5   SC NC SC

James                       son     3-7/12   SC NC SC

Dewey E.                  son     1-6/12   SC NC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Beech Springs (District 78), Spartanburg Co., SC, Dwelling #186:

 

Walter Halford       head           28   NC NC NC     cotton mill laborer

Emma                      wife           22   SC SC SC

Maggie A.                dau     3-4/12   SC SC SC

Roy W.                     son             1   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Spartanburg (District 90), Spartanburg Co., SC, Dwelling #306:

 

Jeb Halford            head           49   NC NC NC     cotton mill laborer

                                                                                 1st marriage 22 years

Maggie                    wife           48   NC NC NC     5 children, 4 living

Mary                         dau           21   NC NC NC     cotton mill weaver

Walter                       son           18   NC NC NC     cotton mill weaver

Woodard                  son           14   NC NC NC     cotton mill doffer

John                          son             8   NC NC NC

Nora Vess          boarder           21   NC NC NC     cotton mill skinner

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Marshall (District 73), Madison Co., NC, Dwelling #236:

 

Reb A. Halford      head           36   b. Apr 1864     NC NC NC        farmer

                                                                                 m. 12 years

Maggie                    wife           35   b. Apr 1865     NC NC NC        8 children, 4 living

Mary                         dau           16   b. Aug 1883    NC NC NC

Alice                         dau           10   b. July 1889     NC NC NC

Walter                       son             7   b. Aug 1892    NC NC NC

Woodard                  son             4   b. Jan 1896      NC NC NC

 

            His HALFORD lineage, in part from Dyer Family Tree on Ancestry.com: James Edward 1926 SC1, James Walter 1892 NC2, Samuel Zebulon Columbus 1862 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas Jefferson 1802 NC5, John 1765 VA6, John 1745 ?? 7.

 

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JAMES FRED ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 4 July 1972

 

MARION—James Fred Alford, 85, died in a local hospital Monday after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. from Smith Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Devotion Gardens Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Laura Allen Alford of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Willard Dix of Myrtle Beach; Mrs. J.P. Graham of Marion; Mrs. Clyde Cooper of Mullins; and Mrs. W.J. Sellers of Myrtle Beach; two sons, T.L. Alford of Marion; and Donnie Alford of Wilmington, N.C.; two brothers, Dewey Alford of Conway; and Alex Alford of Galivants Ferry; and one sister, Mrs. Mammie [sic] Lewis of Galivants Ferry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 January 1888, last residence Marion, Marion Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Doris L. Alford Cooper; and sister-in-law Mattie Richardson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Fred 1888 SC1, Samuel P. 1860 SC2, James T. 1830 SC3, Levi Solomon 1800 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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JAMES FRIERSON ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Howard Alford, AAFA #0274

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 7 March 1912

 

            Dillon was shocked Friday morning [March 1] when it was learned that Mr. J.F. Alford was dead. The day previous Mr. Alford was on the streets and appeared to be enjoying his usual health. Friday morning he came down town as usual but was feeling unwell. He went to the drug store and after taking some medicine returned to his home. Shortly; after entering the house he was taken desperately ill with acute indigestion and expired in a few minutes.

            Mr. Alford was one of the pioneers of Dillon. He was born near Old Selkirk, 8 miles west of Dillon but spent a good portion of his life near Clio where he was engaged in farming. After giving up his farm he moved to Dillon where he continued to reside until his death last Friday.

            In early life he was married to Miss Annie David, of Bennettsville and from this union were born several sons and daughters by whom he is survived. Messrs Howard, James, Brooks, and William Alford, Miss Annie Alford and Mrs. Charles Burroughs. His surviving brothers and sisters are Miss Mary Ann Alford of Selkirk, Mrs. McLean, of McColl and Messrs Manton and Neil Alford.

            About two weeks ago Mr. Alford was preceded to the grave by his brother, Mr. Daniel Alford, and the loss of two brothers in the family within such short period of time makes his passing peculiarly sad. Having long since given up the active pursuits of life Mr. Alford spent his latter years quietly and contentedly, although up until the last he manifested deep interesting the affairs of his community. He was a man of few words, but strong convictions, and will be missed by his fellow citizens. His body was laid away in the family plot at the Alford burying ground near Selkirk Saturday morning.

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, James was born 29 Aug 1846.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annie Spears David Alford; his sons James Frierson Alford Jr., Thomas Brooks Alford, and William Frank Alford; his grandson Howard Alford; and his brothers Manton Alford and Daniel Warren Alford in this compilation.

 

1880 CENSUS

Harleeville (District 89), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #481:

 

Frierson Alford   head                  33   SC NC NC      farmer

Annie                    wife                   20   SC SC SC

Spears                    son                  8/12   SC SC SC       b. Sept

 

The family of his brother Daniel Warren Alford is in dwelling #479.

 

            Apparently two sons were named William: William Frank, who went by Frank, and William David. One of them is not listed in this obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Frierson 1846 SC1, James Little 1811 NC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JAMES FRIERSON ALFORD, JR.

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 10 August 1933

 

            Jas. F. Alford died at his home in east Dillon at 7 o’clock Thursday morning [August 3], following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Alford had been an invalid for several years, but was able to come down town occasionally until a few months ago when his remaining strength failed and he was forced to remain at home.

            Mr. Alford was a son of the late J. Frierson and Annie Alford who were among Dillon’s pioneer citizens. He was born in Dillon, attended the public schools as a youth and his entire life was spent in this community with the exception of a short time when he lived in Free State.

            Mr. Alford was married to Miss Ada Hayes, a daughter of the late J.S. Hayes of Free State. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Annie Beck, Flora Margaret, Effie, Jimmie, and T.B. [Thomas Brooks] Alford. His surviving sisters and brothers are Mrs. C.H. Burroughs of Goldsboro, N.C., Mrs. William Gary of Tampa, Fla.; Howard Alford of Sumter, T.B. Alford of Charleston, and W.D. Alford of Tampa, Fla.

            Funeral services were held at the residence at five o’clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.A. Ward and Rev. F.J. Hay, and interment was made at Riverside cemetery.

            The pallbearers were J.H. McLaurin, Albert Parker, A.B. Jordan, Calhoun Hayes, Robert Lane and C.L. Carmichael, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records, James was born 30 August 1883.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ada Lee Hayes Alford; his parents, James Frierson Alford Sr. and Annie Spears David Alford; and his brothers Thomas Brooks Alford and William Frank Alford in this compilation.

            Riverside Cemetery records list, in the same plot as their daughters Rebecca, Ada Mae, and Effie:

 

            James F. Alford 1884-1933 Father

            Ada Hayes Alford 1886-1968 Mother

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Frierson 1883 SC1, James Frierson 1846 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES GIBSON ALFORD, JR.

Husband of Nancy Bruner Alford AAFA #0418

Father of James W. Alford AAFA #0432

Father of Marianne Alford Voiselle AAFA #0433

 

NEWS AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Thursday, 18 April 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1991

 

ST. MATTHEWS [Calhoun Co.]—James Gibson Alford Jr., 57, a mental health counselor for the Orangeburg Area Mental Health Center, died Tuesday at his residence.

            The funeral will be at 4 p.m. today in St. Matthews Parish Episcopal Church, Fort Motte. Burial, directed by Dukes-Harley Funeral Home, will be in the church cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Sylvester, Ga., a son of James Gibson Alford and Mary Joiner Alford. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s of social work degree from the University of Georgia. He was a co-founder of the Calhoun Players, a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers. He was a past member of St. Matthews Rotary Club and Sons of the American Revolution. He was a member of St. Matthews Church, where he was a past vestryman.

            Surviving are his wife, Nancy Bruner Alford; his mother of Waverly Hall, Ga.; a son, James W. Alford of Clover; a daughter, Marianne Voiselle of Charleston; and a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Gibson 1934 GA1, James Gibson 1909 GA2, Green Floyd 1879 GA3, Columbus A. 1850 NC4, Green Haywood 1820 NC5, Green 1787 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7

 

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JAMES H. ALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Wednesday, 15 March 1989

 

SUMTER, S.C.—The Rev. James H. Alford Sr., 69, father of Kenneth T. Alford of Hampton, died Friday, March 3, in Veterans Medical Center, Columbia, S.C.

            He was a native of South Carolina.

            Other survivors include his wife, Alla Alford; two daughters; three sons; two sisters, Ernestine Nichols of Newport News and Edith Aaron of Hampton; and two brothers, George Alford of Newport News and Burch Alford Sr. of Hampton.

            A funeral was held Wednesday, March 8, in Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church. Burial was in the family plot, Lamar, S.C.

            Job’s Mortuary, Sumter, S.C., was in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES HARRISON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 27 July 1955

 

LORIS [Horry Co.], July 26—James Harrison Alford, 74, farmer of the Live Oak section, died at the Community Hospital late Monday night ]July 25].

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church.... burial will be in Princeville Cemetery directed by Hardwick Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born in Williamsburg County June 7, 1881, a son of the late Warren and Jane Cartrette Alford. He made his home in Williamsburg County before moving to Horry County. He married the former Miss Fannie Jones, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Jones, 44 years ago.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Pleasant Meadow Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his widow; three sons, Auburn and Rupert Alford, both of Loris, and Wilburn Alford of the Merchant Marines, Texas City, Tex.; one daughter, Mrs. Council Phillips of Nichols; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Woodrow Grainer, N.O. Grainer, Murrell Stanley, Allen Alford, C.B. Heniford and Bissell Heniford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Fannie Jones Alford, and his sons Auburn Layron Alford and James Wilbur Alford in this compilation.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), James Harrison Alford is age 34, a farmer living in Loris, Horry Co., SC. He was b. 7 June 1884. He names Fannie Alford as his nearest relative and signs his full name.

            James Harrison Alford’s death certificate confirms his date of death from heart disease and lists his birth date as 7 June 1881. It appears that the year “84” was crossed out and “1881” written above it, followed by a question mark. His parents are Warren Alford and Jane Cartrette. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

           

1930 CENSUS

Loris (District 23), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #140:

 

James H. Alford   head        50   SC SC SC    farmer           age 32 at 1st marriage

Isabel                      wife        36   SC SC SC                         age 19 at 1st marriage

James W.                  son        16   SC SC SC

Charley R.                son        14   SC SC SC

Gussie V.                 dau          9   SC SC SC

Auburn L.                 son  4-6/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Conway (District 84), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #134:

 

James Alford        head        37   SC SC SC    farmer

Fannie                     wife        25   SC SC SC   

Wilber                       son          6   SC SC SC

Charly                       son  3-1/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Bayboro (District 45), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #82:

 

Warren T. Alford   head        65   SC SC SC    woods labor    first marriage 40 years

Jannie                      wife        70   SC SC SC                            5 children, 3 living

James H.                  son        25   SC SC SC    farm labor

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Mingo (District 113), Williamsburg Co., SC, Dwelling #1:

 

Warren Alford      head      66   b. Mar 1834     SC SC SC    married 28 years          farmer

Mary J.                  wife       70   b. May 1830    SC SC SC    5 children, 4 living

James H.               son         16   b. June 1883    SC SC SC    turpentine laborer

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Harrison 1884 SC1, Warren Tress 1842 SC2, Warren Tress ???? SC3, Arthur about 1775 SC4.

 

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JAMES LEE ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—1 February 2011

 

            Alford, James, of Garden City died Jan. 20. Arrangements by Carolina Memorial Funeral Home of North Charleston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Lee Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 30 Oct 1974, last residence not listed.

 

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JAMES LITTLE ALFORD, SR.

Father of James Little Alford, Jr., AAFA #0703

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 23 May 1972

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—James Little Alford Sr., 77, died Monday [May 22] at his home after an apparent heart attack.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cooper Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born in Dillon County, a son of the late Manton and Rena Curry Alford. He graduated from Clemson University and was an appraiser for the Federal land Bank for more than 30 years. He was a farmer, a Mason, Shriner, and an elder of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mammie [sic] LeGette Alford; a daughter, Miss Rena Lou Alford of Columbia; a son, James Little Alford Jr. of Dillon; three sisters, Miss Tochie Alford and Miss Juliette Alford, both of Dillon, and Mrs. Henry Brandis of Salisbury, N.C.; two brothers, M.C. Alford of Laurinburg, N.C., and Earl R. Alford of Dillon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 Dec 1894.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mamie Catherine Legette Alford; parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Curry Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Little 1894 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JAMES MONROE ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Friday, 1 December 1989

 

NORTH CHARLESTON—Mr. James Monroe Alford , 75, retired Trident Technical College air-conditioning and refrigeration department head, died Nov. 29, 1989, at East Cooper Hospital in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Funeral is at 2 p.m. today at Magnolia Cemetery, Latta.

            Survivors are his wife, Isabel; daughters, Mrs. Patricia Brooks of Goose Creek, Mrs. Barbara Stephenson of Hillsborough, N.C.; sister, Mrs. McKeevie Dudley of Bennettsville.

            Smith-Collins of Marion, S.C., is in charge. Memorials can be made to American Heart Association, 1300 Baxter St., Suite 101, Charlotte, N.C. 28204; or to Alzheimer`s Disease Family Support Group, 621 N. Arbor Dr., Florence, S.C. 29501.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 June 1914, last residence Charleston, Charleston Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Isabel Chapman Paysinger Alford; his mother, Carrie Belle Tanner Alford; and his siblings McKeevie Alford Dudley and Preston Blake Alford in this compilation.

            James and Isabel share a gravestone in Magnolia Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Monroe 1914 SC1, Henry Monroe 1888 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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JAMES T. “J.T.” ALFORD

Father of Michael Boyd Alford, AAFA #0495

 

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

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 29 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

FUQUAY-VARINA [Wake Co.], N.C.—A graveside service for James “J.T.” Alford, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. today in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence [Florence Co., SC]. Visitation is 12:30-1 p.m. today at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home, Hartsville.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Sing Alford; sons, Michael and David Alford; brother, Jack Alford; sister, Doris Weaver. He was predeceased by brother, T.B. Alford.

 

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THE MESSENGER

Hartsville, SC—Wednesday, 2 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2006

 

FUQUAY-VARINA [Wake Co.], N.C.—Graveside services for James (J.T.) Alford, 86, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2003, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Florence.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Sing Alford of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; sons and daughter-in-law Michael Boyd and Suzanne Alford of Fuquay-Varina, David Boyd Alford of Greensboro, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law Jack Rufus and Miriam Alford of Hartsville; and sister, Doris Alford Weaver of Hartsville. He was preceded by a brother and sister T.B. and Mary Alford….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James T. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 April 1917 and died 26 June 2003, last residence Fuquay Varina, Wake Co., NC.

            See the obituary of his mother, Annie Ida Osborne Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1917 NC1, Thomas Bradley 1895 SC2, John Robeson 1852 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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JAMES W. ALFORD

 

Photo from Dunbar Funerals and Cremations

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 26 February 2008

 

COLUMBIA—James W. Alford, 78, died Sunday, February 24, 2008, in the Presbyterian Home, Lexington, S.C. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Shandon Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

            Mr. Alford was born January 7, 1930, in Walterboro, S.C. He was the son of L.W. [Lora Warner] and Grace Gipson Alford. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina and his L.L.B. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he served on the South Carolina Law Review. He was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Clariosophic Library Society and the debating team.

            Mr. Alford was a founding member of Barnes, Alford, Stork & Johnson, LLP, which was established in 1983, upon the merger of Barnes, Stork, Wolff & Reyner and the firm of Alford, Johnson & Salane. He was well known for his courtroom presence and his sense of humor as a defense trial attorney. His name appears in the 1993, 1994 and 1995 editions of the reference work, “The Best Lawyers in America.” He retired from practice in 2000.

            Mr. Alford was active in numerous organizations, including the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association, the American Board of Trial Attorneys and the Richland County Bar Association. He served as president of both the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (1974- 1975) and the Richland County Bar Association (1993-1994). He was a member of Shandon Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Elisabeth M. Alford; his son, James W. Alford, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Kathie B. Alford; and granddaughter, Kate Gipson Alford, all of Columbia; grandson, Breck Burch of Copper Mountain, Colo.; and a brother, William L. Alford and his wife, Gunilla; a niece, Mia Hrabec; and a nephew, Lars Alford, all of Raleigh, N.C.

            Memorials may be given to Shandon Presbyterian Church, 607 Woodrow Street, Columbia, SC 29205; Presbyterian Home, 700 DaVega Drive Lexington, SC 29073; or the University of South Carolina School of Law, 701 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29208.

            The family extends their gratitude to the Presbyterian Home’s staff for the loving care they provided for Jim.

            Please sign the online guest book at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Lora Warner Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: James W. 1930 SC1, Lora Warner 1903 LA2, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA 8.

 

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JAMES WILBUR ALFORD

 

[Although James died in TX, we are publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to SC.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 13 June 1973

 

PASADENA [Harris Co.], Texas—James Wilbur Alford, 59, of Pasadena, formerly of Loris, S.C., died Monday night in a Texas hospital after a short illness.

            Funeral services will be announced later by the Hardwick Funeral Home of Loris, S.C.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, S.C., a son of the late James H. Alford and the late Fannie Jones Alford. He was a member of the Live Oak Baptist Church. He was retired from the Merchant Marines.

            Surviving are two brothers, Rupert Alford of Loris, S.C. and Bernie Alford of Mullins, S.C., and a sister, Mrs. Gussie Williamson of Mullins, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 June 1913. His last residence was Pasadena, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Harrison Alford [with census reports] and Fannie Jones Alford; his brother Auburn Layron “Bernie” Alford; and his sister-in-law Willow Heniford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Wilbur 1913 SC1, James Harrison 1884 SC2, Warren Tress 1842 SC3, Warren Tress ???? SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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JANE HONEYCUTT ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 17 July 2010

 

 

            Janie H. Alford, age 62, of Pee Dee Hwy., went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, July 14, 2010. Mrs. Alford was born in Southern Pines, N.C., a daughter of the late Louis M. and Eleanor Cameron Honeycutt.

            She was a member of High Point Baptist Church and was employed by Tire Town in Myrtle Beach. Mrs. Alford was formerly employed with the Horry County School District. She was an inspiration to everyone she came in contact with and she loved her husband, children and grandchildren. Mrs. Alford was predeceased by a brother, Louis M. “Skip” Honeycutt.

            Surviving are her husband, Lanier Alford of Conway; two daughters, Terri Alford Poston and her husband, Mike, of Conway and Dayna Alford Irby and her husband, Billy, of Matthews, N.C.; one son, Jamie Alford of Myrtle Beach; six grandchildren, Wesley Poston, Emily Poston, Haylee Poston, Jay Alford, Banks Irby and Garrett Irby; one sister, Kay Honeycutt of Southern Pines, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Lavina Honeycutt of Southern Pines, N.C. and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

            Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2010 at High Point Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Winburn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery, directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to High Point Baptist Church, 6925 Juniper Bay Road, Conway, SC 29527.

            Please sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.

            Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jane Honeycutt Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 21 Dec 1947, last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Gilbert Grey Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JASMINE ZORIA ALFORD

 

House of Thomas Funeral Home

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—_____ February 2008

 

            Jasmine Zoria Alford, returned to be with the God of her parents on February 15, 2008. Her brief existence will be remembered and the love of her family shall last eternally.

            She was the daughter of Ervin Alford and Shamada Platt. She was the sister of Jessica Alford, Ervin Alford Jr, TeShaun Lane and Vodeja Evans. Granddaughter of William E. and Bertha Alford and Wayne and Lucretia Platt. The niece and cousin to numerous others.

            God continue to shine your light of love and illuminate us that time will heal our broken hearts. Thank you for the opportunity of life and love.

 

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JEAN ELIZABETH PALMER ALFORD

 

[A similar obituary was published the same day in The Anderson Independent-Mail (SC).]

 

DAILY JOURNAL-MESSENGER

Seneca, Oconee Co., SC—Saturday, 10 October 2009

 

SENECA—Jean Elizabeth Palmer Alford, 75 of 104 Triangle Dr. Seneca, S.C. died Oct. 9, 2009.

            She was the daughter of Elizabeth Walker Palmer and the late Theron Alvin Palmer. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Alford, and a brother, Darrell Palmer.

            She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Walker Palmer of Seneca; two sons, Timothy Thomas of Seneca and John Stocker of Goose Creek, S.C.; a daughter, Kathy Bogner of California; three brothers, Jimmy Palmer of Winston-Salem, N.C., Jackie Palmer of Charlotte, N.C., and Harrell Palmer of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Patricia McKee of Seneca; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marty McKee officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. Entombment will follow in the Oconee Memorial Park Mausoleum. I lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Hospice of the Foothills Foundation, 298 Memorial Drive, Seneca, S.C. 29672.

            Brown-Oglesby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

www.brownoglesbyfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Tommy Bloyce Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEANETTE CALHOUN ALFORD

 

THE INDEX-JOURNAL

Greenwood, Greenwood Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

NINETY SIX [Greenwood Co.]—Jeanette Calhoun Alford, 54, resident of 109 Mitchum Drive, wife of Donald Dean Alford, died Oct. 23, 2006 at Self Regional Medical Center.

            Born in Greenwood County, Nov. 25, 1951, she was a daughter of the late R. Chiles and Pauline Jones Calhoun. She was a graduate of Ninety Six High School and was a patient care sitter.

            A devoted member of Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church, she was also a member of the Adult 3 Sunday School Class, president of the Women’s Ministry, director of Christian Education, a Sunday School teacher and was a member of the church choir. She was also actively involved in the Ninety Six Wildcats Football ministry.

            Surviving in addition to her husband of the home are two daughters, Angela A. Owens of Ninety Six and Denise A. Livingston of Greenwood; a son, Tony D. Alford of Ninety Six; three brothers, R. Donnie Calhoun, Josh T. Calhoun and Julius P. Calhoun, all of Ninety Six; ten grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ninety Six Pentecostal Holiness Church with Revs. Chris Stansell, Terry Carpenter, Ben Edwards, Sherrill Green and Randy Goff officiating.

            Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Josh McDonald, Jason Gonce, Brad Alford, Todd Calhoun, Scott Calhoun, Randall Jay, Dennis Kelly, Roy Horne and Chad Calhoun.

            Honorary escort will be members of the Women’s Ministry of the church.

            The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.

            The family is at the home of Tony and Beverly Alford, 104 Sherard Avenue and will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jeanette C. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

 

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JENNIE BRUNSON GADDY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 21 August 1962

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Jennie Gaddy Alford, 79, died Sunday [August 19] at her home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at Bethea Funeral Home in Dillon.... Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was the widow of the late Knox Alford and daughter of the late R.A. and Roberta Brunson of Dillon County. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. T.B. Madden of Columbia, three grandchildren, Mrs. G.F. Alsbrook of Atlanta, Ga., Laurie and Miriam Gaddy of Sumter, and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA records: Jennie Brunson was born 16 July 1883, daughter of Robert Alexander Brunson and Roberta Jane Bethea. Her first husband was John Wesley Gaddy.

            See the obituary of second husband, John Knox Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEROME KIRKLEY “BUCKY” ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 29 November 1999

 

McCOLL [Marlboro Co.]—Services for Jerome “Bucky” Kirkley Alford, 34, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Rogers Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at the funeral home.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday [November 27]. Born in Hamlet, N.C., he was a son of Lonnie and Barbara Gainey Alford. He was an employee of US Packing Inc., in Maxton, N.C.

            Surviving are his father of McColl; mother of McColl; wife, Odellia Alford; son and daughter, Bucky Alford, Elizabeth Alford; brother, Larry Alford; sisters, Yvonne Lohmeyer, Renee Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerome K. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 11 June 1965. His SSDI record spells his name Jerome—not Jerone as in the obituary—which is probably correct.

            From North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com): Jerome Kirkley Alford was born 11 June 1965 in Hamlet, Richmond Co., NC, son of Lonnie Eugene Alford.(mother not listed).

 

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JESSE W. ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Sunday, 8 May 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1995

 

GALIVANT’S FERRY [Horry Co.]—Jesse W. Alford, 74, a farmer, died Saturday [May 7] in Charleston. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Goldfinch’s Conway Chapel. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of Jesse F. Alford and Golie Alford. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are a daughter, Betty Oloughlin of Springfield, Va.; a granddaughter, Lisa Oloughlin of Springfield, Va., a step-daughter, Bobbie Denning of Charleston; one half-sister, Leona Hooks of Galivant’s Ferry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse W. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 June 1919.

 

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JETTIE MAYBELLE HENDRIX ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 9 September 1973

 

            Mrs. Jettie Hendrix Alford, 69, of 1513 Woods Dr., died Saturday afternoon in a Florence hospital after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday in Waters Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Wilson Bailey, Andrew Bailey, James Baker, Clifton Jones, Louie Williams and Ben Moore.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Lamar, a daughter of the late Zair Hendrix and Josephine Amerson Hendrix. She was a housewife and had lived in Florence for the past 49 years. She attended St. John’s Episcopal Church of Florence.

            Surviving are her husband, Nathan A. Alford of Florence; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Dias and Mrs. Dora Wilmont, both of Florence; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Wright of Florence, Mrs. Blanche Jefferson and Mrs. Mamie Hudson both of Lamar; three brothers, Tom Hendrix, Boyd Hendrix, and Theo Hendrix all of Lamar, and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jettie Allford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 March 1904.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Virginia Allford Dias and her mother-in-law Bonnie Cain Alford (with census listings) in this compilation.

            Jettie’s last name is spelled Allford in SSDI records. A RootsWeb Family Tree says Jettie Maybelle Hendrix Allford’s husband was Nathan Alfonso Allford, but that his father was Caldwell Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: Nathan Alfonso SC1, Caldwell 1867 SC2, John Calhoun SC3.

 

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JIMMY JOSEPH ALFORD

 

Mayer Funeral Home & Crematorium

Andrews, Georgetown Co., SC—_____ June 2010

 

ANDREWS—Jimmy Joseph Alford, 58, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Georgetown on May 10, 1952, a son of Rutledge Alford and Kizzie Collins Alford. He grew up in Andrews and was a graduate of Williamsburg High School. Mr. Alford was plant manager of Coastal Wire Co. in Georgetown. He was a member of Piney Forest Baptist Church and served his church as Chairman of the Deacons for many years. Mr. Alford was also a member of Boggy Swamp Hunting Club.

            Surviving in addition to his parents of Andrews are: his wife, Gina Ethridge Alford of Andrews; two sons, Justin M. (Mandy) Alford and Jeremy J. Alford, both of Andrews; two brothers, Carroll Alford and Don Alford, both of Andrews; two sisters, Judy A. Gray of Greeleyville and Cheryl A. Davis of Orangeburg; a granddaughter, Carmen Grace Alford of Andrews; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be four o’clock Wednesday afternoon, June 30, 2010, at Piney Forest Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ben Walker and Rev. Thad Jacobs. Burial will be private in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

            Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

            The family will receive friends prior to the service at Piney Forest Baptist Church from two until four.

            Memorials may be made to Piney Forest Baptist Church, 641 Piney Forest Rd., Andrews, S.C. 29510.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Jimmy Joseph 1952 SC1, Rutledge C. 1921 SC2, Ellie Parker 1892 SC3, John William 1844 SC4.

 

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JOEL DAVID ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 28 May 1966

 

HEMINGWAY—Joe D. Alford, 61, a farmer of Nesmith, died after an apparent heart attack Friday [May 27] at home.

            Mr. Alford had lived most of his life in the Pamplico section of Florence County.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. John Free Will Baptist Church near Pamplico.... Burial, directed by Morris Funeral Home, will be in the church cemetery.

            The body will be at the home of a sister, Mrs. Alice Miller near Lake City, until an hour before services.

            Pallbearers will be Ethridge Alford, Nathan Alford, John Henry Alford, Leroy Powell, Marshall Powell and Legrande Powell.

            Mr. Alford was a son of the late J.W. and Annie Jane Smith Alford of Pamplico where he was born.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Exie Powell Alford of the home; three foster daughters, Mrs. Lonza (Leila Mae) Miller, of Columbia, Mrs. Ester (Adell) Powell of Effingham and Miss Shirley Miller of Effingham; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Miles of Scranton, Mrs. Charlotte George of Costa Mesa, Calif.,, Mrs. C.L. Nickerson of Columbia; two brothers, E.P. Alford of Andrews and S.J. Alford of Columbia, and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his half-brother William Robert Alford in this compilation.

            His widow, Exie P. Alford, was born 21 Jan 1907 and died 28 Jan 1993 [SS# issued in SC, last residence Scranton, Florence Co., SC].

            AAFA records list him as Joel David Alford, b. 14 May 1905. He is listed as Joel on the 1910 census and Joell D. on the 1920 census.

            His lineage: Joel David 1905 SC1, John William 1844 SC2.

 

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JOHN CALHOUN ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 3 July 1995

 

            Service for John Calhoun Alford, 84, of 6900 Plainfield Road will be held at 3 p.m. today in Greenlawn Memorial Park, with military rites. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the residence. Memorials may be made to Carolina Children’s Home. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday, July 1, 1995. Born in Batesburg, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Maude Bates Alford. A graduate of Clemson University, he was an Army veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War; he earned the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member of Kathwood Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Lois Woodward Alford; a daughter, Linda Eury of Mount Pleasant; and one grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John C. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 April 1911.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: John Calhoun 1911 SC3, Napoleon 1878 SC1, Calhoun 1850 SC1.

 

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JOHN CARLIE ALFORD

Brother of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

           

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 27 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for John Carlie Alford are 5 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

            Born in Horry Co., a son of the late William and Reba Willoughby Alford, he died April 24, 2003.

            Surviving are his wife, Barbara Lane Alford; sons Johnny, Jack Alford; sisters, Grace Herring, Bernice Summerlin, Waunice Terry; brother, Malcolm Alford; grands, Tara, Curt, Jennifer, Ryan Alford, Keith Leviner, Brandon Griggs, Danielle Matthews; and others.

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. AAFA records list his birth as 23 May 1928.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Barbara Lane Alford; his father William Gordon Alford; and his aunt Debbie Alford Sarvis in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Carlie 1928 SC1, William Gordon 1899 SC2, Joseph Preston 1877 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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JOHN D. ALFORD

 

[Although he died in TN, we are including his obituary here because he lived most of his life in SC.]

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 8 May 1919

 

            Mr. John D. Alford died Monday [May 5] at the home of his sister, Mrs. Henrietta McKibben at Nashville, Tenn. The body arrived in Dillon yesterday morning and the interment was made at Selkirk. Mr. Alford had been in failing health for a number of years. About a year ago he went to the home of his sister in Nashville where he had hoped to be benefited by the change of climate. He continued to decline, however, and the end came Monday morning.

            Mr. Alford was born near Selkirk, being a member of the well-known family of that section. His entire life was spent in his native county. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mr. Henry Alford, of Maxton; Mrs. Harriet Berry of Marion; Mrs. Henrietta McKibben of Nashville, Tenn., and Misses Florence and Carolina Alford of Columbia.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that John D. Alford was born _____ March 1847.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John D. 1847 SC1, Neill Little 1799 SC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOHN GORDON ALFORD, JR.

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Monday, 28 February 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

EDGEFIELD [Edgefield Co.], S.C—Graveside services for Mr. J. Gordon Alford, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford, husband of the late Anne J. Alford, died Sunday, February 27, 2005. Born September 3, 1914 in Elberton [Elbert Co.], Georgia, he was the son of J. Gordon and Florence Kelley Alford.

            Mr. Alford enjoyed a long career as managing owner of Alford’s Ginnery. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a lifelong resident of Edgefield County.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a daughter, Kathlyn Alford Aimonetti and husband Ron; three stepsons, John Rainsford, Ben Rainsford and wife Winfred and George Rainsford and wife Jayne; a sister Mae Alford Bolt; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            He was predeceased by his first wife, Kathlyn Williams Alford and a son, John G. Alford, III.

            Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of J.G. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Edgefield, Edgefield Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ann Johnson Rainsford Alford, and sister Mae Alford Bolt in this compilation.

 

1930 CENSUS

Edgefield (District 19), Edgefield Co., SC, Dwelling #38:

 

John G. Alford      head      44   GA GA GA    age 28 at 1st marriage           farmer

Florence L.            wife       40   VA VA VA    age 24 at 1st marriage

John G. Jr.           son         15   GA GA VA

Mae                       dau          8   SC GA VA

 

1920 CENSUS

Edgefield (District 19), Edgefield Co., SC, Dwelling #94:

 

John G. Alford      head      33   GA GA GA    cotton gin ginner

Florence K.           wife       31   VA VA VA

John G. Jr.           son           5   GA GA VA

 

            His lineage: John Gordon 1914 GA1, John Gordon 1886 GA2, Allen Stephens 1848 GA3, John Allen 1815 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOHN KNOX ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 October 1957

 

DILON, Sept. 30—Funeral services for John Knox Alford, 69, will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Bethea Funeral Home.... Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.

            A son of the late James and Katheryn E. Serling Alford. He is survived by his widow, the former Mrs. Janie Gaddy, one stepson, J.W. Gaddy of Sumter; three step grandchildren; one brother Grady of Carolina section of Dillon County; four sisters, Mrs. Jessie Cottingham of Carolina section, Mrs. Gus [Maybelle] Alford of Dillon, Mrs. Colon Hasty of Fayetteville, Mrs. Annie McInnis of Carolina section.

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituares of his wife, Jennie Brunson Gaddy Alford; parents, Daniel James Alford and Catherine Easterling Alford; and siblings Joseph Grady Alford, Emily C. Alford, and Maybelle Alford Alford in this compilation.

            On John Knox Alford’s WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 28, a single farmer living in Little Rock, Dillon Co., SC. He was born 2 July 1889 in Judson, Dillon Co., SC, and has brown eyes and dark red hair.

            Buried next to each other at Riverside Cemetery:

 

            Jennie Brunson Alford wife of John K. Alford 7/16/1883–8/19/1962

            John K. Alford S.C. Pvt. U.S. Army WWI 7/2/1888–9/29/1957

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John Knox 1889 SC1, Daniel James 1853 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOHN OLIVER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 8 November 1953

 

MARION, Nov. 7—John Oliver Alford, 65, died about noon today at his home in Britton’s Neck, after an illness of several years.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nebo Baptist Church.... Interment will be in Reedy Creek Cemetery.

            He is survived by his wife, Addy Richardson Alford; three daughters, Mrs. Foster Larrimore* of Conway, Mrs. Aubrey Richardson of Britton’s Neck and Mrs. Pearly Sellers of Myrtle Beach; five sons, Ned, Len, and Wesley Alford all of Britton’s Neck, Johnny Alford of Marion and Lincoln Alford of Myrtle Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Estelle Alford Sellers Gore and Leon Alford in this compilation.

            The following censuses seem to be the correct family, but much seems incorrect. The names of the children are not consistent, and John’s age does not match his 1886 birth year on his WWI Draft Registration. Furthermore, Estelle was born in 1928, but she does not appear on the 1930 census.

 

1930 CENSUS

Le Gette (District 4), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #181:

 

John Alford                   head          40      SC SC SC     age 22 at first marriage     farmer

Addie                               wife          35      SC SC SC     age 17 at first marriage    

Ned                                    son          12      SC SC SC

Allice                                 dau            8      SC SC SC

Robert                                son            5      SC SC SC

Susie                                  dau       0/12      SC SC SC

Frank J. Larrimore  son-in-law          28      SC SC SC     age 27 at first marriage    

                                                                                          farm laborer

Lizzie                                dau          16      SC SC SC     age 15 at first marriage

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Le Gette (District 103), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #54:

 

Mary Richardson             head          80      SC SC SC     widow

   [Mary is Addie’s grandmother—she is listed as such in 1900 in Le Gette. Her mother is probably Mary’s daughter Ida, enumerated with the family.]

Sarah                                 dau          12      SC SC SC

John Alford          son-in-law          30      SC SC SC     steam railroad laborer

Addie                                dau          23      SC SC SC

Lizzie                       granddau    4-8/12      SC SC SC

John Jr.                     grandson    3-1/12      SC SC SC

Willie                        grandson    1-6/12      SC SC SC

 

John has not been found on the 1910 or 1900 censuses.

 

            On John Olliver Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 32, a farmer living in Centenary, Marion Co., SC. His birth date is 9 March 1886 and he names Addie Richardson Alford as his nearest relative.

 

*Johnny Foster Larrimore, 62, d. 22 Oct 1966 in a car accident in Florence Co., SC. His surviving wife is Mrs. Lizzie Alford Larrimore. Pallbearers included Ned, Leon, Eddie, and Lincoln Alford. [Florence Morning News, 24 Oct 1966]

 

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JOHN R. ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 17 February 2002

 

            John R. Alford, 84, of Aiken, S.C., died Monday of a stroke. Born in Binghamton, he lived in Syracuse more than 40 years, moving away in 1995. He was a supervisor for the microfilming department of the Onondaga County Clerk’s Office and had worked at Hendricks Photo Supply.

            Survivors: His wife of 62 years, the former Elizabeth R. Cadwell; two daughters, Sandra Mulherin of South Carolina and Patricia DeLoye; a son, James of Syracuse; a sister, Gloria Ruby of Gainesville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Services: None locally. Elliott & Son Funeral Home, Augusta, Ga., had arrangements. Contributions: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 801 E. Colvin St., Syracuse 13205.

 

In another article:

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 19 February 2002

 

            Due to incorrect information provided to The Post-Standard, Sunday’s obituary for John R. Alford, 84, of South Carolina, who died Feb. 11, incorrectly listed the address for contributions. Contributions: Bishop David Buys, 215 Walberta Road, Syracuse 13219.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John R. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 1 Aug 1917, last residence Trenton, Edgefield Co., SC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Elizabeth Rosemond Cadwell Alford,, in this compilation.

 

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JOHN WESLEY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 May 1977

 

LAKE CITY—Funeral services for John Wesley Alford will be conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Beulah United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Graham and Godwin Funeral Home

            Mr. Alford, 29, died Saturday in a local hospital after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Williamsburg County, a son of Mr. John and Leanna Alford.

            Surviving in addition to his parents of Lake City are his wife, Mrs. Yvonda Mae Eaddy Alford of Lake City; a son, Kevin Leon Alford of the home; a daughter, Miss Yvonne Angela Alford of the home; a brother, Ananias Alford of Lake City; five sisters, Miss Margaret Alford of Miami, Fla., Miss Gloria Alford, Miss Myrtle Alford, Miss Laura Alford and Miss Carmela Alford all of Lake City; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Hattie V. Fulmore of Lake City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN WESLEY ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 21 December 1971

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—The Rev. John Wesley Alford Jr., 74, died Sunday afternoon [Dec 19] at his home in Dillon after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Manning Baptist Church by the Rev. E.A. Spann. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Masonic rites will be conducted by Euclid Lodge No. 19. Services will be directed by Greens Funeral Home of Dillon.

            He is survived by a son, Rudolph Alford, Charlotte, N.C.; four brothers, Gary Drake of Greenville, Champ Drake of Newark, N.J., Hozier Drake of Newark, N.J., and Thomas Drake of Baltimore, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mella V. Alford of Dillon; and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnnie Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 17 March 1896.

 

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JOHNNIE LEE ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 7 May 1996

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Johnnie Lee Alford were held Saturday at Magnolia AME Church, Hamer, with burial in the church cemetery. House of Thomas Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday, Apr. 24. He was a son of Maggie Alford Johnson and the late John L. Alford Sr.

            Surviving are daughters: Yolanda and Cassandra Alford; brothers: Theodore and John Luther Alford of Dillon, Bobbie Johnson of Columbia, Tommie Alford, Baltimore, Dree and Billy Johnson, Paterson, N.J.; sisters: Margaret Alford, Baltimore, Betty Graves and Sallie McRae, Dillon, and Jean Dennis, Florence; two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            The House of Thomas Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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JOHNNY ARCHIE ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 20 May 1999

 

COLUMBIA—Johnny Archie Alford, 47, died Tuesday, May 18, 1999, after an automobile accident.

            He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Leamon and Essie Rabon Alford. He was an Army veteran.

            Survivors include four brothers, Bobby Alford of Mullins, Larry Alford of Conway, Robert Alford of Charleston and Tony Alford of Minnesota; and his paternal grandmother, Sally Alford of Conway.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Berea Baptist Church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny A. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 July 1951.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Essie Mae Rabon Alford; and grandmother Sally Jane Johnson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Tony Scott Alford in Minnesota Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Johnny Archie 1951 SC1, Leamon 1930 SC2, Archie Leamon 1907 SC3, Jessie Cannon 1879 SC4, Ashley Levi 1842 SC5, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC6, John B. 1780 NC7, William 1760 NC8.

 

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JOHNNY EARL ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 8 February 2010

 

AYNOR—Johnny Earl Alford, age 54 of Hucks Rd. passed away February 6, 2010 at Conway Medical Center.

            Surviving Mr. Alford is one son: Hubert Alford and one daughter Penny Alford both of Aynor.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Happy Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Larrimore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Visitation will be held in the church fellowship hall following the funeral.

            Sign an online guestbook at www.johnsonfuneralhomeofaynor.com.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Johnny Alford fund, Conway National Bank P.O. Box 400, Aynor S.C. 29511.

            Mr. Alford and his family are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home of Aynor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny Earl Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 12 Oct 1954, last residence Aynor, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Edna Earle Hughes Alford; and brother Milton Alexander Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOHNNY LEE “HARPO” ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 25 June 2002

 

Johnny Lee “Harpo” Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 28

Place of Birth: of Dillon

Date of Death: Friday [June 21]

Place of Death: wreck outside of Latta on Little Zion Road

Place of Burial: St. Matthews AME Church Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHNNY TRAVIS ALFORD, SR.

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 1 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

CAMDEN—Memorial services for Johnny T. Alford Sr., 53, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lone Oak Baptist Church, Eatonton, Ga. Cooke Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Monday. He was a son of Lawrence and Margie Hightower Alford.

            Surviving are his wife, Sharon Kay Alford; sons, Timothy, Travis, Judson Alford, Raymond Cox and Robert Evans; daughters, Gayle Cooper and Nee Evans; brother, James Alford; sisters, Betty Greenway, Joanne Herring and Joyce Anderson; 11 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            A death notice was also published in this newspaper, where Johnny’s middle name was listed.

            We included the obituary of his brother James Lawrence Alford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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JOSEPH GRADY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 28 January 1976

 

LITTLE ROCK [Dillon Co.]—Joseph Grady Alford, 81, died in a Bennettsville hospital Monday after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Whitner Funeral Home in Bennettsville. Burial will be in Carolina Church Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Marion, son of the late D.J. and Catherine Easterling Alford. He was a retired farmer and attended the Marion and Dillon County schools. He was an army veteran of World War I, and a member of the Carolina Presbyterian Church where he was an elder emeritus.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth McLaurin Alford of Little Rock; a son, James Duncan Alford of Little Rock; a daughter, Mrs. P.K. Van Ripper of Jacksonville, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. Mabelle A. Alford of Dillon, Mrs. Jessie Cottingham of Clio, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hasty of Fayetteville, N.C.; also two grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Home.

 

Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 16 April 1894.

            See the obituares of his parents, Daniel James Alford and Catherine Easterling Alford; son James Duncan Alford; and siblings John Knox Alford, Emily C. Alford, and Maybelle Alford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Joseph Grady 1894 SC1, Daniel James 1853 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPH MACK ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 14 June 1962

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Joseph Mack Alford, 72, of the Homewood section of Horry County, died Wednesday in a local hospital following an extended illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at North Conway Church of God.... Burial will be in Aynor Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Sgt. Lynwood L. Alford, Bobby Moore, Delmas Moore, Paul Moore, Wallace Singleton and Lavon Alford.

            Friends may call at Goldfinch Funeral Home until the hour of services.

            Mr. Alford was born in the Socastee section of Horry County, a son of the late Robert and Mary Alford. He was a member of North Conway Church of God. Until retirement he was employed at Dargan Lumber Mfg. Co. of Conway.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Addie J. Moore Alford; two sons, Donnie Alford, Murrells Inlet, Gurley Alford, Aynor; one step-son Charlie Moore of Conway; two brothers, Dock Alford, Centenary, Thomas B. Alford, Hartsville; one sister, Mrs. Effie Jackson, Marion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Doctor Larie Alford and Southern Albert Alford in this compilation.

            AAFA records list his name as Joseph McDonald Alford, but the only record that shows that middle name is AAFA’s unsourced marriage record.

            AAFA records list his wife as Addie R. Johnson. Online family trees list her parents as William Roswell Johnson and Georgianna Catherine Barnhill.

            On Joe Mack Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 28, a self-employed farmer living in Conway, Horry Co., SC. He is married and has 3 children. He was born 16 April 1889 in Horry Co. and signed his name J.M. Alford.

 

1930 CENSUS

Conway, (District 7), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #181:

 

J.M. Alford            head          45      SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                    age 25 at 1st marriage

Addie                      wife           50      SC SC SC       age 22 at 1st marriage

Donnie                    son             17      SC SC SC

Gurley H.                son             15      SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Conway, (District 84), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #47:

 

Joe M. Alford        head          30      SC SC SC       farmer

Addie                      wife           36      SC SC SC      

Charlie M.               son             11      SC SC SC

Donnie                    son               7      SC SC SC

Gurley H.                son               5      SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Buck (District 46), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #249:

 

John R. Alford        head          60      SC SC SC       1st marriage 40 years

                                                                                    farmer

Mary F. Alford       wife           48      SC SC SC       9 children, 8 living

Joseph M. Alford  son             22      S SC SC

Arthur J. Alford      son             13      S SC SC

Mary E. Alford       dau            20      S SC SC

 

1910 CENSUS

Conway, (District 48), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #240:

 

Addie Moore          head          26      SC SC SC       widow farmer

                                                                                    2 children, 1 living

Charlie M.               son    1-10/12      SC SC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Joseph Mack 1887 SC1, John Robeson 1852 SC2, Arthur 1803 SC3, Arthur about 1775 SC4.

 

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JOSEPH VALINE ALFORD

Uncle of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 11 December 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Joseph Valine Alford, 61, died Tuesday [December 8] in a Florence hospital after a short illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. at Meares Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Methodist Rehobeth Cemetery.

            Born in Horry County, Mr. Alford was a son of the late Preston and Nellie Skipper Alford, He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ora Mae Baker Alford; a son, Calvin P. Alford of Mullins; two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Verna Mae) Bell of Goldsboro, N.C., Mrs. W.L. [Wade Lamar] Lavinia Smith of Florence; four half-brothers, Miley Alford of Georgetown, Ebbie Alford, Meddie Alford and Coly [sic: Cody] Alford, all of Florida; two half-sisters, Mrs. Dosky Sarvis of Marion and Mrs. Martha Miller of Columbia; and seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 August 1907, which is probably an incorrect year, and died _____ Dec 1969. His last residence is listed as Mullins, Marion Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ora Mae Baker Alford; and his siblings Debbie Lee Alford Sarvis and William Gordon Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joseph Valine 1908 SC1, Joseph Preston 1877 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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JUANITA ALFORD MCNEIL

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 14 September 1989

 

Name: Juanita Alford McNeil

Parents: Dan and Ethel Alford

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: a Florence hospital

Place of Burial: St. Marys Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show Juanita McNeil (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 Jan 1923 and died 10 Sept 1989, last residence Little Rock, Dillon Co., SC.

 

Possibly:         

1920 CENSUS

Red Bluff (District 127), Marlboro Co., SC, Dwelling #205:

 

Dannie Alford           head      B           30      SC SC SC             farmer

Ethel                          wife      B           24      SC SC SC

Gertrude                      dau      B             8      SC SC SC

Oleney                         son      B             6      SC SC SC

Edgar                           son      B             5      SC SC SC

Noah McRae         boarder      B           70      SC SC SC             widower

 

No one in this family has been located in 1930 except possibly Gertrude Alford, 21 single, living in Latta, Dillon Co. with a young daughter.

 

            On Dannie Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 26, a farm laborer living in Clio, Marlboro Co., SC, where he was born on 6 Nov 1891. He has a wife and 3 childre, race is “African,” and he signed with his mark.

 

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JUANITA HALFORD HOPKINS

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Wednesday, 6 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Juanita Halford Hopkins, 81, of 205 East Pearl Street. White Oak Manor, and formerly of Lyman, died on Monday, November 4, 2002, at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at the First Baptist Church of Lyman. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

            A native of Spartanburg, she was the daughter of the late James Walter and Emma Gibbs Halford and the wife of the late Frank William Hopkins. She was retired from Springs Industries.

            Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Hopkins Ervin and her husband, Edd, of Spartanburg, three sisters, Ruth Campbell and Frances Eledge, both of Spartanburg, and Jerry Palmer of Cincinnati, OH, and a brother, Dewey Halford of Spartanburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of Juanita’s brother James Edward Halford (with census reports) in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, in part from Dyer Family Tree on Ancestry.com, 27 Dec 2008: Juanita 1921 SC1, James Walter 1892 NC2, Samuel Zebulon Columbus 1862 NC3, John Wesley 1837 NC4, Thomas Jefferson 1802 NC5, John 1765 VA6, John 1745 ?? 7.

 

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JUANITA ODESSA ALFORD FREEMAN

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—11 May 2006

 

            Juanita Alford Freeman, 78, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at Life Care Center of Charleston.

            Mrs. Freeman was born in Groveland in Bryan Co., Ga. on Mar. 24, 1928, a daughter of the late David N. Alford and Annie Mae Edge Alford. She was a retired bookkeeper and former employee of McDuffie-Marlowe Furniture Co.

            Mrs. Freeman was a member of Wayne United Methodist Church and was a former Sunday school teacher and nursery helper.

            Mrs. Freeman was predeceased by her husband, Robert Freeman Jr.; a daughter, Gail F. Poston; and a granddaughter, Bonnie Katina Lambert.

            Surviving are three daughters, Brenda F. Savage and her husband, Bill, of Stockbridge, Ga., Patricia A. Butts and her husband, Jack, of Hanover, Va., and Donna F. Thompson and her husband, Eddie, of Georgetown; three brothers, Oscar Alford of Warner Robins, Ga., Homer Alford of Cochran, Ga., and Alphus Alford of Nanek, Alaska; five sisters, Julia Thompson of Bloomingdale, Ga., Margie Clifton and Lois Harper, both of Byron, Ga., Jessie DeLoach of Metter, Ga., and Lora Hinley of Pooler, Ga.; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, May 12, 2006 at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Curtis Wells. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

            The family will receive friends at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home on Thursday evening, May 11, 2006 from 6 until 8 p.m.

            Sign a guest book at www. mayerfuneralhome.com or at MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Juanita Odessa Alford Freeman (SS# issued in GA), last residence Hanover, Hanover Co., VA.

            We included the obituary of her brother Homer Deweese Alford in Florida Obituaries. [include this when FL Obits go online]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Juanita Odessa 1928 GA1, David Needham 1895 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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JUANITA SHELLEY ALFORD

Mother of John Ashley Alford, AAFA #1289

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Saturday, 27 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Juanita Shelley Alford, age 91 of Lakeside Drive, wife of the late Leon Jehu Alford, died Thursday, Mar. 25, 2004 at Conway Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Aynor, a daughter of the late John Toles and Susan Adeline Todd Shelley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conway for 50 years. Mrs. Alford was a member of the DAR and of Daughters of the Confederacy.

            Surviving are two sons, John A. Alford of Goose Creek and Leon J. Alford, Jr. of Plantation, Fla.; two grandchildren, John Ashley Alford, II and Jason Toles Alford of Plantation, Fla.

            Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Hillcrest Cemetery…. The family will receive friends 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday before the service at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita S. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 October 1912, last residence Conway, Horry Co.

            See the obituary of her husband Leon Jehu Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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JUDY ELIZABETH ALFORD HEMBREE

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 9 October 1999

 

ROCK HILL—Services for Judy Elizabeth Alford Hembree, 49, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cauthen Funeral Home, Rock Hill Chapel, with burial in Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight at the funeral home and other times at the home.

            Mrs. Hembree died Friday [October 8]. Born in Rock Hill, she was a daughter of Lorenzo Burt Alford and Margie Lee McCall Alford.

            Surviving are her husband, Gary Wayne Hembree; sons, Mike Hembree, Gary Hembree Jr., Dylan Hembree; daughter, Sandi Davis; parents, of Rock Hill; two brothers; two sisters.

 

Photo from Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Hill, York Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Rick and Kathy Wright - kbwright@comporium.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Judy E. Hembree (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 Oct 1949, last residence Rock Hill, York Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lorenzo Burt Alford and Margie Lee McCall Alford; and her brother Michael Lorenzo Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Judy Elizabeth 1949 SC1, Lorenzo Burt 1923 NC2, Levi Simpson 1879 SC3, Levi Solomon 1841 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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JULIA HENRIETTA ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 30 March 1939

 

            Miss Julia Alford died at her ancestral home, “The Cedars,” near Selkirk, Tuesday night [March 28], following an illness of little more than a week. Miss Alford, a daughter of the late Capt. W. McD. and Sarah McLean Alford, was in her 73rd year.

            Miss Alford was a highly cultured woman and was widely connected throughout the county. Her life was devoted to literature and teaching, and for several years she was a valued member of the Dillon High school faculty.

            Surviving are four sisters, Miss Mary Grace Alford, Miss Annie Nash Alford and Mrs. Thomas G. McLeod, of “The Cedars,” and Miss Douschka Alford, Maryville, Tenn.; one brother, R. L. Alford, “The Cedars”; two nieces, Mrs. S. B. McMaster of Columbia and Mrs. A. C. McIntyre, Toronto, Canada, and two nephews, T. G. McLeod, Charlotte, N. C., and Yancey McLeod, Columbia.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Julia Henrietta Alford was born 2 April 1866.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Mary Grace Alford, McPherson McLean Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Julia Henrietta 1866 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JULIAETTE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 27 August 1996

 

Name: Juliaette Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 90

Date of Death: Thursday, August 22, 1996

Place of Death: Presbyterian Home in Florence

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juliaette Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 11 Apr 1906, last residence Florence, Florence Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Curry Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Juliaette 1906 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JULIUS MICHAEL ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 29 April 1973

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

AYNOR—Julius Michael Alford Sr., 21, died Friday evening [April 27] in a drowning accident near Aynor.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday at Meares Mortuary in Mullins.... Burial will be in Rehobeth Methodist Cemetery in Galivants Ferry.

            Mr. Alford was born in Marion County, a son of Ola Frances Huggins Alford and the late Julius Thomas Alford. He was a construction worker with Powers Construction Co. in Myrtle Beach and a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Aynor High School.

            Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Mrs. Patsy Johnson Alford of Aynor; a son, Julius Michael Alford Jr.; a daughter, Brandi Lynn Alford, both of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Jackie (Ida Mae) Jackson of Dillon, Mrs. Rudolph (Helen) Martin of Aynor, Miss Audrey Alford of Mullins, and Mrs. Linda Causey of the home.

 

In another article:

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 May 1973

 

AYNOR—Julius Michael Alford, 21, drowned Friday [April 27] when his boat capsized in a pond on Highway 319 near Aynor.

            Born in Marion County, he was a son of Ola Frances Huggins Alford and the late Julius Thomas Alford. He was a construction worker with Powers Construction Co, in Myrtle Beach.

            Surviving are his mother of Aynor and his widow, Mrs. Patsy Johnson Alford of Aynor; a son; Julius M. Alford Jr. of the home; a daughter, Miss Brandi Lynn Alford of the home; fours sisters; Mrs. Jackie (Ida Mae) Jackson of Dillon, Mrs. Rudolph (Helen) Martin of Aynor, Miss Audrey Alford of Mullins and Mrs. Linda Causey of the home.

            Services were held Sunday at Meares Mortuary in Mullins with burial in Methodist Rehobeth Cemetery in Galivant’s Ferry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 July 1951.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Julius Thomas Alford and Ola Frances Huggins Alford; and his sisters Audrey Ann Alford Linda Alford Berry in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Julius Michael 1951 SC1, Julius Thomas 1912 SC2, Daniel Mayberry 1883 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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JULIUS THOMAS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 30 January 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

GALIVANTS FERRY—Julius Alford, 55, died at his home Monday morning [Jan 29].

            Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Gethsemane Baptist Church with burial at the Methodist Rehobeth Church Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of the late Daniel Mayberry and Mattie Turner Alford. He was married to the former Ola Frances Huggins.

            Surviving are the widow; a son, Julius Michael Alford; four daughters, Miss Ida Mae Alford and Linda Alford, both of the home, Mrs. Rudolph (Helen) Martin of Aynor, Miss Audrey Alford of Mullins; a brother, Daniel M. Alford of Galivants Ferry; three sisters, Mrs. Bliss W. McCrackin of Mullins, Mrs. Carl Hardwick of Galivants Ferry and Mrs. Venoy Shelley of Nichols.

            Meares Funeral Service of Mullins is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 21 Oct 1912.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ola Frances Huggins Alford; his children Audrey Ann Alford, Linda Alford Berry, and Julius Michael Alford (his middle name from his son’s obituary); and his sisters Esta Mae Alford Hardwick, Ruby Alford McCrackin, and Ethel M. Alford Shelley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Julius Thomas 1912 SC1, Daniel Mayberry 1883 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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KATE ODOLETTE ALFORD BURGESS ROSE

Grandmother of Norman Jeff McFaddin, Sr., AAFA #0164

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—19 May 1915

 

HARVIN [Clarendon Co.], May 18—Mrs. Kate Rose died very suddenly Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Frances Doty, in Sumter. She had been slightly ill a day or so before her death which was very unexpected.

            She was formerly Miss Kate Alford of Robeson county, North Carolina, and first married William Burgess of Sardinia [Clarendon Co.] and after his death she married Capt. W.T. Rose of Sardinia, whose death antedated hers only a few years.

            She is survived by Willie R. Burgess, who is a traveling salesman and is now in Oklahoma; W. Scott Burgess of Sardinia, Robert Alford Burgess of Sumter, Ernest A. Rose of Sumter, Mrs. Frances Doty of Sumter, Mrs. Leon McFaddin, Mrs. Jefferson D. McFaddin of Sardinia and Ollin Rose and Algie Rose of Sumter.

            The remains will be buried Wednesday in the old family place in the burying grounds of the old Midway Presbyterian church near Sardinia, of which Mrs. Rose was a life member until the removal of her membership to the First Presbyterian church, Sumter, a few years ago.

 

Photo from Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Clarendon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Paul Witt - wittpaul@aol.com

 

AAFA NOTES: Kate is listed as Catharine, age 1/12, on the 1850 census in Robeson Co., NC. In 1860 she is Kate, which she apparently used throughout her life.

            Her gravestone says, “She was a tender mother here | And in her life the Lord did fear.”

            Both of her husbands, John Scott Burgess (1851–1877) and William Thomas Rose (1842–1906), are also buried at Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Kate Odolette 1850 NC1, John Witherspoon 1809 NC2, Sion 1763 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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KATHERINE ALFORD SPOONER HYMAN

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 20 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Katherine Alford Hyman, 81, died Friday, October 16, 1998, at her home. Funeral services were held on Sunday, October 18, 1998 at the First Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery in Dillon.

            Mrs. Hyman was born in Rowland, North Carolina, on November 3, 1916, a daughter of the late Sion Walter and Ada Gertrude Williams Alford. She attended WC-UNC at Greensboro, NC, and the Washington Secretarial School in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Hyman was married to the late Lewis Bernard Hyman and she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Women’s Morning Circle.

            She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Alford McCutcheon of Dillon, stepsons, Lewis Bernard Hyman, Jr. of Greenville, Delaware, and J. Charles Hyman of Columbia, nieces, Anna Katherine Bass of Dillon, Elizabeth McCutcheon Rozier of Myrtle Beach, and Suzanne Bell McLaurin of Dillon, nephews, O. Kenneth McCutcheon of Gastonia, NC, G.H. Bell, III of Savannah, GA, and Sion Alford of High Point, NC, several great-nieces and nephews, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. A sister, Ada “Widdy” Alford Bell, preceded her in death.

 

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Photos from Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm that Katherine A. Hyman (SS# issued in DC) was born 3 November 1916, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sion Walter Alford and Ada Gertrude Williams Alford Arnette; and her sisters Ada Williams Alford Bell and Elizabeth Patience Alford McCutcheon in this compilation.

            Katherine’s first husband was James Earl Spooner:

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 9 August 1951

 

Name: James Earl Spooner

Spouse: Katherine Alford Spooner

Place of Birth: Native of Iva, SC

Date of Death: July 28, 1951

Place of Death: Tampa, FL

Place of Burial: Myrtle Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Tampa, FL

 

Her wedding announcement:

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 8 November 1953

 

            Mr. and Mrs. J. Bonnell Arnette announce the marriage of their daughter, Mrs. Katherine Alford Spooner, to Lewis B. Hyman Sr. Saturday, Oct. 31....

            Mrs. Hyman is an Alumna of WCUNC and Washington Secretarial College.

            Mr. Hyman attended Wofford College and the School of Pharmacy of the Medical College of South Carolina. He is president of Hyman Auto Company and City Motor Company....

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Katherine 1916 NC1, Sion Walter 1886 NC2, Wiley Cherry 1852 NC3, Jacob 1789 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KEVIN ANDREW ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 9 December 1975

 

Name: Kevin Andrew Alford

Parents: William Aaron and Kathleen Roberts Alford

Date of Birth/Age: infant son

Date of Death: Monday

Place of Death: a hospital here

Place of Burial: services: Oak Grove Independent Holiness Church

 

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Photo from Little Bless Holiness Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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KIM E. POPE HALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 21 August 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Kim Pope Halford, 43, of 2479 Country Club Road, died on Thursday, August 19, 2004. She was the wife of James E. Halford.

            Born on February 8, 1961 in Columbia, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Hannah Steward Ashley and Marshall Bull Ashley and the late Robert Miles Pope, Sr. She was a 1979 graduate of Spartanburg High School, a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church, and was a homemaker.

            Mrs. Halford is survived by her son, Joshua James Halford of Spartanburg; sisters, Robyn Pope Lawing of Mooresboro, North Carolina and Stacy Pope Nelson of Spartanburg; brother, Robert Robbie Miles Pope, Jr. of Spartanburg; maternal grandmother, Madge Stewart of Columbia, South Carolina; nephews, Nicholaus Lawing and Matthew Pope; and nieces, Brittany Lawing, Megan Hawkins, and Morganne Nelson. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Halford.

            Funeral services were held on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at St. Johns Lutheran Church. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

SPARTANBURG—Kim Pope Halford, 43, of 2479 Country Club Road, died Thursday, August 19, 2004. She was the wife of James E. Halford.

            Born on February 8, 1961 in Columbia, SC, she was the daughter of Hannah Steward Ashley and Marshall “Bull” Ashley and the late Robert Miles Pope, Sr. She was a 1979 graduate of Spartanburg High School, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and was a homemaker.

            Mrs. Halford is survived by her son, Joshua James Halford of Spartanburg, her sisters, Robyn Pope Lawing of Mooresboro, NC and Stacy Pope Nelson of Spartanburg, her brother, Robert “Robbie” Miles Pope, Jr of Spartanburg; her maternal grandmother, Madge Stewart of Columbia, SC., nephews, Nicholaus Lawing and Matthew Pope; and nieces, Brittany Lawing, Megan Hawkins, and Morganne Nelson. She was predeceased by a daughter, Nicole Elizabeth Halford.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. R.E. Lybrand, Jr., and the Rev. Jeff Erbskorn officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the sanctuary. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

            The family is at the home of her mother at 491 Webber Road.

            In remembrance of Kim, memorials may be made to Lineberger Memorial Gardens, c/o of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 415 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; Mobile Meal Service of Spartanburg County, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304; or SAFE Homes/Rape Crisis Coalition, 158 West Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306.

            Condolences may be sent to the family online by visiting www.lanfordfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kim E. Halford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, James Edward Halford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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KITTY JANE ALFORD CURRIE

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 27 January 1916

 

            Mrs. J.V. Currie died at her home near McColl [Marlboro Co.] on the 13th instant after a lingering illness with Bright’s disease and was buried at the Alford cemetery on the day following, the services being performed by Dr. Harrell of the McColl Presbyterian church.

            Mrs. Currie was born in this county [then Marion Co.] on Sept 27th, 1855, being a daughter of Zion M. and Margaret Ann Alford. In 1876 she was wedded to Mr. J.V. Currie who died in 1908. She was a sister of Mrs. D.M. Carmichael of Dillon and is survived by one child, Mrs. Maggie McLaughlin of McColl.

 

In another article:

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—20 February 1916

 

MCCOLL [Marlboro Co.], Feb. 19—Mrs. K.J. Currie, wife of J.V. Currie of Selkirk section of Dillon county, died on January 13 at her home near McColl after suffering more than three months. She was in a comatose condition most of the time during final illness.

            Mrs. Currie was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Sion Alford. She was born September 27, 1855, near the county seat of Marlboro. In 1876 she married J.V. Currie of Marion county near Dillon, who died in 1908.

            She has a sister, Mrs. D.M. Carmichael, of Dillon, surviving, also a daughter, Mrs. Maggie McLaughlin, and granddaughter, Gladys McLaughlin. Mrs. Currie was the mother of four children, among whom was a son, Neil; all except one child died in infancy.

            Mrs. Currie was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Dillon. She was buried the day following her death at the Alford cemetery which is in sight of her home…..

            Mrs. Currie had a large family connection both in Dillon and Marlboro.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Harllee’s Kinfolks, Vol. 2, p. 1457, 1461: Kitty Alford, daughter of Sion Alford and Margaret Ann McLucas.

            Kittie Jane Curry’s death certificate confirms her birth and death dates. Her parents were Sion H. Alford and Margaret Ann McLucas, both born in Marlboro Co. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            Her husband is Julius V. Currie, born 5 Dec 1851, the son of Neill R. Currie and Flora Alford. Julius died 27 March 1908. Flora was the daughter of Neill Little Alford and Grace McPherson.

            Her lineage: Kitty Jane 1855 SC, Sion about 1831 TN, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LARRY HEATH ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 13 July 2010

 

            Mr. Larry Heath Alford, 33, of Johnson Shortcut Road, passed away July 10, 2010, at Marion Medical Center.

            Mr. Alford was born December 16, 1976, in Marion, S.C., a son of Diane Alford of Galivants Ferry and Larry Alford of Aynor.

            He was a loving husband, father, son, and brother. He enjoyed going to the river with his family, playing golf and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Alford was predeceased by his grandparents, Leamon and Essie Alford; three uncles, Earl Alford, Tony Alford, and Johnny Alford; and one step-grandfather, Harmon Todd.

            Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, Tonya; one daughter, Laci; and one son, Josh; one brother, Erick Alford; two nephews, Hunter Alford of Galivants Ferry and Lake Alford of Conway; his grandparents, Ivey M. Calder, Jr. and Mary Calder, both of Conway; several aunts and uncles, Bobby and Linda Alford, Robert Alford, Ivey M. Calder, III and his wife, Jackie, Tammy Hardwick, Scott Calder and his wife, Amy, and several cousins.

            He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

            Funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday July 14, 2010 at Aynor Church of God, with the Rev. Freddie Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home.

            Please sign an online guestbook at johnsonfuneralhomeofaynor.com.

            Mr. Alford and his family are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home, 290 9th Avenue, Aynor, S.C., 843-358-5800.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Larry Heath Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence SC.

 

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LAURA A. ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 27 March 1991

 

MARION—Mrs. Laura A. Alford, 94, homemaker, died March 25, 1991, at Marion Memorial Hospital. Funeral is 3 p.m. today at Richardson Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her daughters, Mrs. Gertie Dix of Conway, Mrs. Geraldine Sellars of Myrtle Beach, Mrs. Letha Graham, Mrs. Doris Cooper; sister, Mrs. Ora Lee Ray of Thomasville, N.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Laura A. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 Sept 1896, last residence not listed.

 

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LAURA DEAN FOSTER ALFORD

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Friday, 6 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Laura Dean Foster Alford of 5532 Broomal St. died Nov. 30, 2002.

            She was the daughter of the late Bill and Ellie Foster of Inman.

            Survivors include five sons, one daughter and 11 grandchildren. Other survivors include an adopted sister, Ellie Mae Foster Turner of Philadelphia and one adopted brother, Calvin Foster of New York City.

            Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Cannon Chapel of Funeral Service in Inman. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery in Inman.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LAWRENCE ELIAS ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—28 April 1910

 

CAMDEN [Kershaw Co.], April 27—L.E. Alford died at his home here this morning after an illness of several weeks. He was 59 years of age, and is survived by his wife and three children, L.D. Alford and Misses Anna Kate and Estelle Alford.

            Mr. Alford moved to Camden from Marlboro some 20 years ago and has since that time engaged successfully in planting in Kershaw county.

            The funeral services will take place from his former residence on Fair street at 11:30 o’clock tomorrow morning.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Emma Joice David Alford, in this compilation.

            His memorial at FindAGrave.com, Quaker Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw Co., lists his birth date as 26 Nov 1851 and death date as 26 April 1910. His wife, his children Anna Kate Alford and Lawrence David Alford; his parents, William Berry Alford and Annie Jane Thomas Alford; and his siblings Eugene Alford and Mary Frances Alford are also buried in Quaker Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Lawrence Elias 1851 SC1, William Berry 1823 NC2, Elias 1779 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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LEATHA MAY ALFORD BEAVER

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Sun News on the same day.]

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 2 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Leatha Alford Beaver, 69, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Andrew Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 tonight at Kannaday’s Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Beaver died Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, in Florence. Born Feb. 3, 1928, in Gallivants Ferry, she was a daughter of the late Berry Coleman and Glenn Cook Alford, and was married to the late Oscar Maloy Beaver. She was a member of Mount Andrew Methodist Church.

            Surviving are son, Jerryl Thomas Beaver of Temperance Hill; daughter, Glenda Beaver Stewart of Florence; brother, Billy F. Alford of Mullins, sisters, Edna Gerrald of Galivants Ferry and Juanita Ariola of Waterbury, Conn.; and three grandchildren.

 

 

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Photos from Mount Andrew Cemetery, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leatha A. Beaver (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituaries of her father, Berry Coleman Alford, and siblings Arthur Leneau Alford, Billy F. Alford, H.B. Alford, Annie Alma Alford Elvington, and Edna Alford Gerrald in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Leatha May 1928 SC1, Berry Coleman 1891 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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LEILA ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 2 February 1978

 

Name: Miss Lelia Alford

Parents: Andrew and Stella Cox Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 62

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Tuesday

Place of Death: a Marion hospital

Place of Burial: Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery

 

Photo from Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leila Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 4 May 1915, last residence Marion, Marion Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Eugene Alford (with extensive Notes) and Elwood Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEON ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 25 December 1997

 

MARION [Marion Co.]—Leon Alford, 76, formerly of Socastee [Horry Co.] died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at English Park Nursing Center after an illness.

            He was born in Marion County, a son of the late John Oliver and Addie Richardson Alford. He was a retired painter.

            Survivors include his wife, Jewel Alford of Marion; two sons, Bill Alford of Myrtle Beach and Mitchell Alford of Marion; two daughters, Dorothy Cooper of Conway and Emmarie ‘‘Rea’’ Poston of Johnsonville; two brothers, Lincoln Alford of Myrtle Beach and David Alford of Gresham; two sisters, Estelle Sellers of Garden City Beach and Eva Richardson of Brittons Neck; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

            The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. A graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Conway, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Patti Yourko Burns - pb_pb32@yahoo.com– sent 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leon Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 November 1921.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Irene Poston Alford; father, John Oliver Alford; and his sister Estelle Alford Sellers Gore in this compilation.

            His lineage: Leon 1921 SC1, John Oliver 1886 SC2.

 

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LEON JEHU ALFORD, SR.

Father of John Ashley Alford, AAFA #1289

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 26 November 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Leon Jehu Alford Sr., 91, of Lakeside Drive, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Conway Nursing Center after an illness.

            He was born Oct. 23, 1910, in Horry County, a son of the late Ashley Levi and Carrie Page Alford. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Conway and retired from Conway Auto Parts as a precision mechanic after 51 years of service. He was a member of Woodman of the World and Masonic Lodge No. 65 in Conway for more than 50 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Juanita S. Alford of Conway; two sons, Leon J. Alford Jr. of Plantation, Fla., and John Alford and his wife, Mearlyn of Charleston; two sisters, Ida Alford Hardwick of Aynor and Sallie Alford Rogers of Columbia; and two grandchildren, Jason Alford and Ashley Alford.

            Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Hadden will officiate.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leon J. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Juanita Shelley Alford; his brother Ashley Levi Alford; and his sisters Loretta Froline Alford Perritt, Ida Louisa Alford Hardwick, and Sallie Mae Alford Rogers in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Leon Jehu 1910 SC1, Ashley Levi 1885 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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LEROY BERTRAM ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 28 May 1931

 

            Leroy B. Alford, for twenty-six years a successful farmer of Dillon County, died after an illness of many months at his home near Latta Tuesday night [May 26].

            Mr. Alford was born at Alfordsville, Robeson county, N. C., July 26th, 1870. On July 22nd, 1896 he was married to Miss Sallie Singleton Reaves, who with three sons, David B. Alford, George Robert Alford and Leonard B. Alford, Jr. and three daughters, Miss Elizabeth J. Alford, Mrs. Lewis Salter of Norman, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Ralph Ramsey of Brevard, N.C., survives him.

            He was throughout his life a good neighbor a willing and generous helper in every worthy appeal for charity, always deeply and actively interested in the uplift and welfare of his community. He was placed in many positions of responsibility and public trust, the duties of which he performed acceptably and well.

            His clean life, his irreproachable character, unquestioned integrity, his generosity uniform gentleness of manner, his unfailing kindness of disposition made him greatly respected by all who knew him and will cause him to be sorely missed by this entire community.

            The funeral was held at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and interment was made at the family burial ground near Floydale.

 

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Photo from Dunbarton Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Floydale, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sallie Singleton Reaves Alford, and his son George Robert Alford in this compilation.

            Leroy B. Alford’s death certificate confirms his birth and death dates. He died of chronic uremia and was buried on 27 May 1931 in Dunbarton Cemetery. His wife was Sallie Singleton Reaves and his parents were David alford and Elizabeth W. Alford. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

 

1920 CENSUS

Dillon (District 32), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #399:

 

Roy Alford           head                        49   NC NC NC     farmer

Sallie                     wife                         48   SC SC SC

Elizabeth               dau                          21   NC NC SC

Reeves                   dau                          20   NC NC SC

Mary                      dau                          18   NC NC SC

David                    son                           16   NC NC SC

George R.              son                             9   SC NC SC

Leonard                 son                             6   SC NC SC

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Leroy Bertram 1870 NC1, David 1836 NC2, Sion 1796 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LEROY DENZELL ALFORD, III

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 15 July 2001

 

EASTOVER [Richland Co.]—Graveside services for infant Leroy Denzell Alford, III, will be held at 1 p.m Monday at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery, Eastover. Leevy’s Funeral Home, Lower Richland Chapel is in charge.

            Born on July 12, 2001, he was the son of Mr. Leroy Alford, Jr. and Mrs. Vanessa Alford.

            He is survived by his parents; sisters, Courtney Pearson, Lanessa Alford, Alisia Alford; brother, James Pearson; grandmother, Linda Graham; grandfathers, Lonnie Anderson, Sr. and Leroy Alford, Sr.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

            Leevy’s Funeral Home serves the African-American community.

 

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LEROY EARL ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 14 August 1997

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Leroy Earl Alford, 64, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, at Conway Hospital after an illness.

            He was born in Horry County, a son of the late Dan Allen [sic—should be Allen Marvin] and Rosa Huggins Alford.

            Survivors include a son, William Alford of Conway; two daughters, Sylvia Milburn and Wanda Capps, both of Conway; two brothers, Vernon Alford of Greenville and D.A. Alford of Moncks Corner; a sister, Joyce Martin of Orangeburg; and seven grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at White Savannah Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Golfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 September 1932.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Dan Allen Alford, Quincy A. Alford, and Vernon Lee Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leroy Earl 1932 SC1, Allen Marvin 1905 SC2, John M. 1859 SC3, James T. 1830 SC4, Levi Solomon 1800 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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LETHA G. MARTIN ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 16 March 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Letha Alford, 81, died Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2006. Services will be 3 p.m. Friday in Graham Funeral Home Chapel, with entombment in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

In another article:

 

Graham Funeral Home

March 2006

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Letha Alford, 81, wife of Norwood Alford for 63 years, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, March 17, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Clide E. Glover, Sr. Entombment will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

            She was born March 19, 1924 in Horry County, a daughter of the late Kirb Martin and Georgiana Cannon Martin.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith. She enjoyed gardening, canning, her flowers, and her grandchildren.

            Surviving are: her husband; three sons, Ronald Alford and his wife, Anne of Greenville; Hoyt Alford and his wife Velma, of Rockingham, NC; and David Alford of Walterboro; two sisters, Eunice Nobles and Mary Williams, both of Fayetteville, NC; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 1010 Rockville, MD 20852-9813.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Letha G. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

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

 

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LETHER ALFORD ISAAC SCOTT

 

THE INDEX-JOURNAL

Greenwood, Greenwood Co., SC—Monday, 15 September 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

EASTOVER [Richland Co.]—Lether Isaac Scott, of 120 Newtown Road, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003.

            Born in Richland County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Bell Alford.

            Survivors include two sons, Bobby and Williams Isaac, both of Eastover; six daughters, Martha Jackson of Donalds, Leola Green of Gadsden, Mary Edmonds, Anne Jones, Dianne Ward, all of Hopkins, and Carrie Isaac of Charlotte; four brothers, Izell Alford, James Alford, Robert Alford, and Leroy Alford; five sisters, Susann Paterson, Ethel Anthony, Nellie Mattingly, Mary Alford, and Thelma Graham; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services are 2 p.m. today at Daughters of Zion Church. J.P. Holley Funeral Home, Columbia, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The J.P. Holley Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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LEVI SOLOMON ALFORD

 

HORRY HERALD

Conway, Horry Co., SC—_____ March 1914

 

Funeral Notice

 

            By divine permission I will preach the funeral of the late L. Solomon Alford, at Gethsemina Baptist Church on the 4th Sunday in August 1914 about 11 o’clock in the forenoon. Everybody, especially the old soldiers, are invited to attend the exercises.—H.G. Fowler

 

Photo from Teresa Hilburn

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Maggie Alford Hilburn in this compilation.

            From Teresa Hilburn, great-granddaughter of Maggie Alford, daughter of Levi Solomon Alford: “I believe the ‘August’ reference in the obituary is an error and should read ‘March,’ as the paper is dated March 1914. Also, I have visited Solomon Alford’s grave at Gethsemane Cemetery on several occasions, and the headstone reads date of death as ‘Mar. 2, 1914.’”

            From the work of descendant Johnny O. Sarvis, Jr. (Debbie Lee1, Joseph Preston2, Arnold Bethel3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6):

 

      The oldest brother Sol fought from 1861 until May of 1865 with Gen Arthur M. Mannigault (man-nee-go)’s army on the Western Front in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and at the close of the war were paroled in N.C. Sol stayed in N.C. and on 22 Feb 1866, a lady that Sol was engaged to died, while giving birth to a little girl.....

      Sol came back in the winter of 1870 and married Elizabeth Mincey, daughter of Jesse and Susannah Mincey. Sol gave the little girl, Maggie (Magdalene) to Duke and Feraby to keep. He and Elizabeth bought a farm at Moores Mill just above Mt. Trolley church and there they raised 4 boys and 5 girls, a set of twins died at birth. Maggie grew up and married Wingate Hilbourn, she died on 19 Nov 1948. She is buried at Old Gethsemane. Sol moved to Bayboro about 1901, he died in March of 1914 and is buried at Old Gethsemane. His wife is buried at Old Dorman graveyard. Sol’s granddaughter, Eva Squires, lives 100 yds. from where Sol’s old house was.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Levi Solomon 1841 SC1, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC2, John B. 1780 NC3, William 1760 NC4.

 

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LILLIAN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 12 November 1970

 

MARION—Miss Lillian Alford, a public school and private instructor of music in Marion for 70 years, died Tuesday afternoon in a local rest home following a long illness.

            Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 3 p.m. in Alford Cemetery in Dillon County. Burial will be directed by Smith Brothers Funeral Home.

            Miss Alford was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late Neill Little and Eugenia Stackhouse Alford. She was a graduate of Linwood College at Linwood, N.C., and studied music at Bath, Pa. She was active in civic groups in her earlier years.

            Surviving is a nephew, Neill H. Alford of Charlottesville, Va.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 Oct 1878 and died _____ Nov 1970.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Neill Herbert Alford Sr. and Thomas Lee Alford; and her nephew Neill Herbert Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lillian 1878 SC1, Neill Little 1848 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LILLIAN ALFORD BOWMAN

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 21 November 2004

 

COLUMBIA—Services for Lillian Alford Bowman, 86, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation is 7 tonight at Leevy’s Funeral Home, Taylor Street Chapel. She died Nov. 15, 2004.

            Surviving are son, Gregory Bowman; sister, Cleo Yongue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian A. Bowman (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 May 1918.

            See the obituaries of her siblings and Alma E. Alford Denley, Myrtle Alford Sanders, Nathaniel Alford, and Sansberry Edward Alford in this compilation.

            This is an African-American family. Her father Granville and his family were enumerated in Darlington Co., SC, in each census from 1880 through 1930.

            Her lineage: Lillian 1918 SC1, Granville 1860 SC2, Edward 1845 SC3.

 

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LILLIAN LUCILLE ALFORD REECE SWANSON

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 28 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Services for Lillian Alford Swanson, 81, of 1829 Senate Street, will be held on January 5, 2003, at First Baptist Church, Boyce Chapel. She died on Tuesday, December 24, 2002. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is in charge.

            Born on October 2, 1921 in Scotland County, NC, she was the eldest of seven children of Joseph and Maude Alford. She was the widow of Col. Raymond W. Swanson, U.S. Army Dental Corps (Ret.). She attended Western Carolina UNC at Greensboro and Flora McDonald College in Red Springs, NC, before beginning her career as an interior designer in Atlanta in 1940.

            Surviving are her sons, Paul Reece of Atlanta, Richard A. Reece of Chapin, and Michael K. Reece of Hopkins; stepdaughter, Linda Koin of Columbia; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; one sister; and three brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm that Lillian A. Swanson (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 October 1921, last residence Columbia, Richland Co.

            We included the obituary of her sister Irene Alford Boone in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

1930 CENSUS

Stewartsville (District 6), Scotland Co., NC, Dwelling #64:

 

Joe B. Alford        head      29   SC SC SC       age 21 at 1st marriage     cotton mill laborer

Maude                   wife       27   NC NC NC     age 19 at 1st marriage

Lillian L.              dau          8   NC SC NC

Marjorie M.           dau          6   NC SC NC

Joe B.                    son           5   NC SC NC

Ethel B.                 dau  2-5/12   NC SC NC

James C.                son    11/12   NC SC NC

 

Notation in entire Home Data column on this page: “House furnished free by mill to workers.”

 

            From North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry.com): Lillian Lucille Alford, born 2 Oct 1921 in Scotland Co., NC, daughter of Joe B. Alford and Maude Edwards.

            On Jo Barcie Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 18, a “farm boy” living in Loris, Horry Co., SC. He was born 11 Oct 1899, and his nearest relative is J.T. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Lillian Lucille 1921 NC1, Joseph Barcy 1899 SC2, Joseph 1861 SC3, Joseph/Joel 1842 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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LILLIE BELL FRANKLIN ALFORD

Wife of Walter Thomas Alford, AAFA #0683

 

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Photo from her funeral program

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 30 June 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2008

 

HARTSILLE [Darlington Co., SC]—Funeral services for Lillie B. Alford will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, directed by Young & Young Funeral Home of Hartsville....

            Surviving are five daughters, Jessie A. Stickey of Washington, D.C., Mary H. Yarbourough [AAFA #1321]of Aiken, Gradye F. Stephen of Patterson, N.J., Beverly Alford [AAFA #0686] of District Heights, Md., and Linda R. Alford of Florence; three sons, Norman L. Alford of Arlington, Texas, William Alford of Hamlet, N.C., and Reginald D. Alford of Hartsville; one brother, Joseph Scott of Baltimore, Md.; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie Bell Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 21 Sept 1916 and died 27 June 2007.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Thomas Alford, in this compilation. See also her funeral program for much more information about her life.

 

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LILLIE BELLE MCCALL ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 6 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

LATTA—Services for Lillie Belle Alford are 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church; burial in McLeod Cemetery, Dillon Co. House of Thomas Funeral Home, Dillon, is in charge.

            Born in Dillon Co. to Nette and Corina McCall, she died Feb. 29, 2004.

            Surviving: children, Helen, John, Paul McCall, Shirley, Susie, Billy Alford, Barbara Harley, Corrina Moore, Martha Johnson, James McGill; 27 grands and great-grands.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie B. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 November 1928, last residence Loris, Horry Co.

            The House of Thomas Funeral Home serves the African-American community.

 

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LINDA ALFORD BERRY

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Friday, 14 August 2009

 

            Linda Alford Berry, 62, died Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence after an illness.

            She was born September 1, 1946 in Marion County, a daughter of the late Julius Thomas Alford and the late Ola Frances Huggins Alford. Linda was a retired cashier and a member of Dillon First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a son, William Carl Berry, Jr. of North Myrtle Beach; a sister, Ida Mae Jackson of Dillon; a special nephew, Carlon Martin; and a special niece Michelle Martin.

            Linda was predeceased by 2 sisters, Helen Martin and Audrey Ann Alford and a brother, Julius Michael Alford.

            Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Friday, August 14, at Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Galivants Ferry, with the Rev. William R. Cullum, Jr. officiating. The services will be directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home of Mullins.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Linda Alford Berry (SS# issued in SC), last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Julius Thomas Alford and Ola Frances Huggins Alford; and his sister her siblings Ann Alford and Julius Michael Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Linda 1946 SC1, Julius Thomas 1912 SC2, Daniel Mayberry 1883 SC3, Ashley Levi 1842 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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LINDA K. HUNTLEY ALFORD

 

THE MESSENGER

Hartsville, Darlington Co., SC—Wednesday, 15 December 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

FLORENCE [Florence Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Linda K. Alford, 53, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004, in Flat Creek Baptist Church…. Burial followed in Round O Baptist Church Cemetery, directed by Mitchell–Josey Funeral Home Inc.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, Dec. 8, in a Charleston hospital after an illness. She was born in Thomasville, N.C., a daughter of the late Dewey and Roxanna Huntley.

            She was a member of the First Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Florence.

            Survivors include her husband, Roosevelt Alford Sr. of the home; a son, Roosevelt Alford Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.; four daughters, Alisa (Kendrick) Murray, Anna (Terrence) James, both of Mobile, Ala., Tonya Felton and Layce Alford, both of the home; a goddaughter, Erika Chatman of Florence; two brothers, Jerry Huntley and Quinzell Huntley, both of High Point, N.C.; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Sue Genia Josey of Darlington; 16 grandchildren; nine sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law; four aunts; an uncle and a host of nieces and nephews.

            A sister, Claudine Lee, and special grandchild, Aniyah Chatman, preceded her in death.

            The family is receiving friends at the residence at 1214 Sopkins Ave., Florence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda K. Huntley (SS# issued in PA) was born 27 January 1951, but her death date is listed as 15 December 2004.

 

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LIZZIE BROWN ALFORD SAWYER

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 24 February 1990

 

MULLINS—Mrs. Lizzie Brown Alford Sawyer, 79, retired nurse, died Feb. 23, 1990, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Fork. Funeral is 4 p.m. today at Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

            Survivors are her sons, Benny Alford of Danville, Va., Robert Alford of Lumberton, N.C., Kerry Alford of Charleston, Ellis Alford , Douglas Alford ; daughter, Mrs. Cara Sawyer of Marion, S.C.; brothers, Neal Brown , Arbie Brown ; sister, Mrs. Lucille Merritt of Bamberg; stepsons, Theo Sawyer of Marion, Glenn Sawyer of Florence, Larry Sawyer of Lynchburg; stepdaughter, Mrs. Betty Sims of Lake View.

            Memorials may be made to Connie Maxwell Children`s Home, P.O. Box 1178,

Greenwood, S.C. 29648.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lizzie B. Sawyer (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 Nov 1910 and died _____ Feb 1990, last residence Mullins, Marion Co., SC.

 

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LIZZIE NODINE REID HALFORD

 

HERALD-JOURNAL

Spartanburg, Spartanburg Co., SC—Monday, 16 February 2009

 

CAMPOBELLO [Spartanburg Co.], SC—Lizzie Nodine Reid Halford “Aunt Tootsie”, 87, of Campobello, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, February 13, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Perry Dean and Dora Flynn Nodine and wife of Clyde Halford. She was first married to the late J.B. Reid.

            She was the last surviving member of her immediate family and was a lifelong member of Campobello Baptist Church.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Claude Reid (Janice) of Spartanburg, SC.

            She was predeceased by two sons, Wayne Reid and Lewis Reid.

            The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Sunday, February 15, 2009 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Capital Improvements Fund, Campobello Baptist Church, Campobello, SC 29322.

            Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com. Petty Funeral Home & Crematory,Landrum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lizzie Nodine Halford (SS# issued in SC) was born 11 Feb 1922, last residence Campobello, Spartanburg Co., SC.

 

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LOFTON HOLLAND ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 8 June 1966

 

PAMPLICO [Florence Co.]—Lofton Holland Alford, 52, farmer of Pamplico, burned to death Monday night in a fire which destroyed his home.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Mr. Zion Baptist Church near Pamplico by Rev. Bruce A. Hall. Burial, directed by Stoudenmire Funeral Home, will be in the church cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Leo Cox, Cleveland Keefe, Danny Keefe, J.W. Keefe, Otis Turner, William D. (Billy) Wise.

            Mr. Alford was born in Pamplico, a son of the late William A. and Alferetta Prosser Alford. He had lived in Blossom Community near Pamplico all of his life.

            Surviving are a son, Bobby Alford of Georgetown; a brother, Furman Cleveland Alford of Pamplico; a half-brother, Ernest S. Prosser of Pamplico; and a granddaughter.

            The family will be at the home of Ernest S. Prosser near Pamplico....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, William Robert Alford (with census reports) and Alferetta Prosser Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Lofton Holland 1914 SC1, William Robert 1877 SC2, John William 1844 SC3.

 

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LOIS COLEMAN ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 12 July 2008

 

MARION—Services for Lois Alford, 81, widow of P.D. Alford Jr., are 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church; burial in Tabernacle Cemetery, both in Gresham. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today at Smith-Collins F.H.

            Born to Zack and Emma Coleman, she died July 11, 2008. Surviving: son, Jimmy Alford; granddaughter, Sara Alford; siblings, Zack Coleman Jr., Blanch James. Predeceased: sister, Sara Williams.

 

Photo from Tabernacle Cemetery, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Barbara Lehman - butterfly34@sc.rr.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 30 July 1926.

            See the obituary of her husband, Pearlie Dubose Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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LONNIE B. ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Sunday, 6 June 2004

 

GREER [Greenville Co.]—Mrs. Lonnie Alford, of Piedmont Nursing Center, died May 18, 2004. Funeral services: 1 p.m. Sunday at Maple Creek Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Sullivan Bros. Mortuary, Inc.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lonnie B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 Sept 1903.

 

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LONNIE DOLPHUS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 19 September 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mr. Lonnie Dolphus Alford, age 84, died Monday, September 18, 2006, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Howard and Claudia Bell Martin Alford and a member of Mullins First Baptist Church. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a grandson, Rick Pope and five brothers, Tracy, Lacy, Leverne, Lenneau and Armstrong Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Mrs. Gertrude Roberts Alford. One son, Lonnie Chandis Alford and his wife, Barbara Ann of Chesapeake, Virginia. Four daughters, Wanda D. Poindexter and her husband, Scott of Timmonsville, Heide A. Johnson and her husband, Worth of Pawleys Island, Rhonda A. Glancy and her husband, Tim of Myrtle Beach, Kim Singleton and her husband, Perry of Conway. One sister, Dorothy Jane Rabon and her husband, Toler of Aynor. Nine grandchildren, Lonnie Pope, Julia Griffin, Kylee Harrelson, Kyra Spivey, Brooke Cooper, Jason Johnson, Hanna Singleton, John Perry Singleton and Chandler Alford. Eight great grandchildren, Austin Pope, Shauna Tolbert, Paul Griffin, Kinley Cooper, Briar, Sealey and Jessley Spivey and Dylan Lowrimore.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Meares Funeral Home. Funeral will be Wednesday, September 20, at 11:00 a.m. at Mullins First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lonnie D. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 Nov 1921.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Arnal Tracy Alford and Hursel Lenneau Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lonnie Dolphus 1920 SC1, Howard H. 1895 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1819 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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LORA WARNER ALFORD

Uncle of Gilbert Kendric. Alford Jr., AAFA #0019

Brother of Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr., AAFA #0047

 

NEWS AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Monday, 28 December 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

RETIRED COLLETON FARM AGENT L.W. ALFORD DIES AT AGE 85

 

WALTERBORO [Colleton Co.]—L.W. Alford, 85, retired Colleton County farm age, died Saturday in a Columbia hospital. A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fred Parker Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born in Mount Hermon, La., a son of J.M. Alford and Laura Warner Alford. He received his bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University in 1924 and was a member of Alpha Zeta, a national honorary and scholastic fraternity. He did graduate work at North Carolina State and was an honorary alumnus of Clemson University and a member of the National Extension fraternity, Epsilon Sigma Phi. He was the first agriculture teacher at Walterboro High School, where he taught for three years. He helped organize one of the first Future Farmers of America chapters in the state.

            In 1928 he was appointed as Colleton County Agricultural Agent following a referendum during the 1928 summer primary. This made him the first elected to his position. He served as the county agent for 35 years, retiring in 1963.

            Mr. Alford served three times as president of the County Agents Association and was a member of the National County Agent Association, which presented him the Distinguished Service Award in 1948. Active in the S.C. Farm Bureau, he had also served as a past president of the S.C. County Agents Association and as a vice president of the Southern Bee Keepers Association. He helped organize the first auction market in the state in Columbia. He was a former secretary of Colleton County National Resources Commission. He helped organize and was a member of Ashton Grange.

            He was a former president and the first South Carolina governor of the National Ruritan Club, which he helped organize in the state. He was a former chairman and treasurer of Colleton County Chapter of the National Foundation For Infantile Paralysis and a former chairman of the Disaster Committee of the Colleton County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also helped organize the Agriculture Adjustment Administration, the Soil Conservation Service, Rural Rehabilitation Administration, Production Credit Association; Federal Land Bank Association and Coastal Electric and Palmetto Rural telephone cooperatives.

            Mr. Alford was instrumental in the organization of the first Boy Scout troop in Walterboro and served as scoutmaster. He was secretary-treasurer and a charter member of Walterboro Lions Club and helped organize the Walterboro Women’s Civic League in 1926. He was a member of Masonic Unity Lodge 55 and a former Worshipful Master. He helped organize and was a charter member of the Walterboro Country Club. A member of Bethel United Methodist Church, he served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendent and a member of the Board of Stewards.

            Surviving are his wife, Grace G. Alford; two sons, James W. Alford of Columbia and William Alford of Washington, D.C., a brother; two sisters; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Live Oak Cemetery, Walterboro, Colleton Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Yankee Belle – no email

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L.W. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 March 1903.

            See the obituary of his son James W. Alford in this compilation.

            In the March 1993 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published “Obituaries: Children of Jeptha Alford (Part 2).” See also Jeptha Martin Alford, 1862–1948,” also in March 1993.

            Lora Warner Alford his brother Gilbert Kendric Alford Sr. went to SC after they graduated from LSU in 1925, and both became SC County Extension Agents. Lora stayed. Gilbert worked his way back to LA where he retired as an Extension Agent.

            His lineage: Lora Warner 1903 LA1, Jeptha Martin 1862 LA2, John Seaborn 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA 7.

 

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LORENA CURRY ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 8 June 1944

 

Name: Rena Alford

Maiden Name: Curry

Parents: Duncan and Mary Love Curry

Spouse: M. Manton Alford (died 1917)

Place of Birth: Climax, Georgia

Date of Death: Saturday

Place of Death: Residence Reedy Creek Section of Dillon County

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Manton Alford; and children Duncan Curry Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

 

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LORENZO BURT ALFORD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 19 July 2007

 

ROCK HILL [York Co., SC]—Mr. Lorenzo Burt Alford, 83, died July 18, 2007. Funeral is 3 PM Friday at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel. Burial, Laurelwood Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorenzo B. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 4 Dec 1923, last residence Rock Hill, York Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margie Lee McCall Alford; his children Michael Lorenzo Alford and Judy Elizabeth Alford Hembree; and his sisters Mamie Alford Bankhead, Mary Jane Alford Mitchell, Rachel Alford Holland and in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lorenzo Burt 1923 NC1, Levi Simpson 1879 SC2, Levi Solomon 1841 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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LORETTA FROLINE ALFORD PERRITT

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Thursday, 17 November 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000

 

GALIVANTS FERRY [Horry Co.]—Loretta Froline Perritt, 80, died Wednesday [Nov 16] in a Florence hospital. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. today in Methodist Rehobeth Church. Burial, directed by Mears Funeral Home, will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Perritt was born in Horry County, a daughter of Ashley L. Alford and Carrie Page Alford. She was a member of Methodist Rehobeth Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Lenton C. Perritt; two sons, W. Aubrey Perritt of North Charleston and Milton Perritt of Galivants Ferry; three daughters, Wilma L. Johnson, Lavina Johnson and Linda L. Rabon, all of Galivants Ferry; two brothers, Leon Alford of Conway and A.L. Alford of Galivants Ferry; two sisters, Ida Hardwick of Aynor and Sallie Rogers of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her family was listed in the 1920 Horry Co. census but her name seems to have been corrupted in the AAFA extract as “Robcar.” Her parents were listed in the 1910 census and living with them was Ashley’s mother Dorcas, his sister Nancy and a niece Merry. The family can be traced back to John B. Alford who married Dolly Carroll. John was the son of William Alford born about 1735.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loretta F. Perrit (SS# issued in SC) was born 21 April 1914.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Leon Jehu Alford Sr., Ashley Levi Alford, Ida Louisa Alford Hardwick, and Sallie Mae Alford Rogers in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Loretta Froline 1914 SC1, Ashley Levi 1885 SC2, Ashley Levi 1842 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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LORRAINE ALFORD TART

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 7 December 1999

 

Name: Lorraine Alford Tart

Parents: Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford

Spouse: James Edward Tart of Latta

Date of Birth: December 31, 1931

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Sunday, December 5, 1999

Place of Death: her residence (article headlined Latta)

Place of Burial: Bethesda Southern Methodist Church

 

Photo from Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery, Oak Grove, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Lorraine Tart (SS# issued in SC), but her death date is listed as 15 Apr 2000, apparently incorrectly. Her last residence is Latta, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford, and her siblings Elizabeth Alford Langdon, Ernestine Alford, and Major Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Lorraine 1931 SC1, Eugene 1907 SC2.

 

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LOU ALFORD TONEY

 

[Although she died in SC, we are also publishing her obituary in NC because she lived there.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 16 April 1976

 

MCBEE [Chesterfield Co., SC]—Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Alford Toney will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the McBee community Cemetery, directed by young and Young Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Toney, 37, died Tuesday [April 13] in a Hartsville [Darlington Co., SC] hospital after a short illness.

            She was born in Marlboro County, a daughter of Sandy and Mrs. Thelma Simmons Alford. She was educated in Marlboro and Chesterfield County schools, and was a nurses aide. Mrs. Toney lived in Charlotte, N.C., for the past five years. She was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., and was a member of Young Christian Association.

            Surviving, in addition to her father of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her mother of Hartsville, are her husband, James Ervin Toney of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Harold Toney of Hartsville; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Helen Brown of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five brothers, Alexander Alford of Smithfield, N.C., Ulysses Alford of McBee, Izell Alford of Capital Heights, Md., Hezekiah Alford of Hartsville and John Tyson Alford of Bennettsville; a half-sister, Miss Sandra Lee Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a half-brother, Jerry A. Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lou Oliver Alford of Bennettsville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lou Toney (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 Aug 1938, last residence not listed.

 

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LOUISE CHRISTMAS ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 25 January 2001

 

            Louise C. Alford, 88, wife of the late Elijah B. Alford, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at Loris Community Hospital after an illness.

            She was a daughter of the late Aubrey Maston and Beulah Barrentine Christmas.

            She was a member of Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church and was predeceased by a son, Aubrey James “Buddy” Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia Jackson and her husband, Brooks, and Jo Ann Grainger and her husband, Garland, all of Conway; a brother, George Maston Christmas of Baltimore,; a half-sister, Nada Faye Lambert of Sumter; a half-brother, Vernon Christmas of Latta; a daughter-in-law, Olean Alford of Conway; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Revs. Rick Moore and Dave Rickert will officiate. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

            Memorials may be made to Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church, 4889 S.C. 701 North, Conway, SC 29526.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise C. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 January 1913, last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Elijah Bass 1914 SC1, Haywood 1879 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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LUCY DIXON “DICKIE” HALL ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 26 April 1990

 

Name: Lucy (Dickie) Dixon Hall Alford

Parents: William and Lucy Ann Flowers Hall

Spouse: George Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 78

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: Wednesday [April 25]

Place of Death: Article headlined Ridgeland [Beaufort Co.]

Place of Burial: Ridgeland Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy H. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 Apr 1912.

 

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LUKE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 16 March 1950

 

Name: Luke Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 70

Date of Death: Tuesday [March 14]

Place of Death: Residence East Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: From South Carolina Death Index, 1950–1952 (Ancestry.com): Luke Alford, age 50 [sic], died 14 March 1950 in Dillon Co., SC. He is African-American.

 

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LULA MAE BREEDEN ALFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Saturday, 10 August 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

BENNETTSVILLE [Marlboro Co.]—Lula Mae Alford, 79, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, in Bennettsville.

            She was a member of Spears United Methodist Church and was a lifelong homemaker.

            Surviving are daughters, Betty Woods and Ernestine Cook, of Bennettsville, Eloise Chambers of Spotsylvania, Va., Christine Neely of Mauldin, and Eida Hicks of Piedmont; sons, Alister Alford Sr. of Laurinburg, N.C., and Marvin Alford of Bennettsville; brother, Robert Breeden Sr. of Irvington, N.J.; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            She was the daughter of the late Maston Sr. and Maggie Perkins Breeden.

            Services are at 3 p.m. Monday at Spears United Methodist Church, Bennettsville.

            The family will be at the home of Ernestine Cook, 113 Forrest St., Bennettsville.

            Morris Funeral Home, Marshall and Bouchier Street, Bennettsville is in charge of the services. Local arrangements by the Unity Mortuary of Anderson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 April 1923.

            We included the obituary of her son Alister Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

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LUVERTIS ALFORD

 

[Although she died in NJ, we are also publishing her obituary here because she is buried in and has close ties to SC.]

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 6 September 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Services for Luvertis Alford, 41, will be held at 1 p.m. today at New Bethel Presbyterian Church with burial in Pine Hill A.M.E. Church Cemetery. House of Thomas Funeral Home is in charge.

            Mrs. Alford died Aug. 27, 1997. Born in Dillon, she was a daughter of Sweetie Mae Wright and the late James A. Alford.

            Surviving: son, Jermiak Alford of Trenton; daughters, Angel, Carolyn Inge, both of Trenton; sisters, Bertha Mae Crosland, Sue Ann Bethea, Hilda Robinson, Leslie Bethea, Reginette Wright, all of Dillon; brothers, James, Johnny, Adolph, Bruce, Glen Wright, all of Dillon, Phillip Wright of Trenton; six grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 9 September 1997

 

Name: Luvertis Alford

Parents: Sweetie Mae Wright and James A. Alford

Date of Birth/Age:

Place of Birth: Dillon

Date of Death: August 27, 1997

Place of Death: Trenton, NJ

Place of Burial: Pine Hill Church Cemetery, Latta

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The House of Thomas Funeral Home and Pine Hill AME Church Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serve the African-American community.

 

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MAE ALFORD BOLT

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 4 June 2007

 

EDGEFIELD [Edgefield Co.]—Mrs. Mae Alford Bolt, 85, of Coral Street, wife of the late John W. Bolt, died Friday, June 1, 2007, in Edgefield County Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at noon at Edgefield United Methodist Church with burial in Eastview Cemetery.

            Mrs. Bolt was a native of Edgefield County and was a member of the Edgefield United Methodist Church. She graduated from Winthrop College and was a Home Economics Teacher and a homemaker. She was a member of the Edgefield County Hospital Auxiliary.

            Surviving are a son, Johnny Bolt, New Jersey; a daughter, Cynthia Elaine Bolt Lee, Mt. Pleasant; three grandchildren, Jonathan James Lee, Matthew William Lewis Lee, and Christina Elaine Lee.

            Memorials may be made to the Edgefield County Hospital, P.O. Box 590, Edgefield, SC 29824 or the Edgefield United Methodist Church, 309 Norris St., Edgefield, SC 29824.

            The family is at the home and will receive friends at the home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae Alford Bolt (SS# issued in NC) was born 5 November 1921.

            See the obituary of her brother John Gordon Alford in this compilation.

 

1930 CENSUS

Edgefield (District 19), Edgefield Co., SC, Dwelling #38:

 

John G. Alford      head      44   GA GA GA    age 28 at 1st marriage           farmer

Florence L.            wife       40   VA VA VA    age 24 at 1st marriage

John G. Jr.             son         15   GA GA VA

Mae                       dau          8   SC GA VA

 

            Her lineage: Mae 1921 SC1, John Gordon 1886 GA2, Allen Stephens 1848 GA3, John Allen 1815 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MAGGIE ALFORD HILBURN

 

NEWS AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—20 November 1948

 

CONWAY, Nov. 19. Special—Mrs. Maggie Alford Hilburn, 82 years old, widow of W.H. Hilburn, of the Cool Springs section of Horry County, died at her home about 9:30 o’clock Friday morning following a lingering illness.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bethsemane [sic] Baptist Church. Burial will follow at church cemetery.

            She was a daughter of the late Sol and Rebecca Ivey Alford, and was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church.

            Survivors include six sons: James Hilburn, of near Loris; Riley Hilburn, Lee Hilburn, John Hilburn and Vollie Hilburn, all of Galivant’s Ferry; and Clarence Hilburn, of Centenary; two daughters, Mrs. Fannie McClellan, of Charleston, and Mrs. Curley Hardee, of Galivant’s Ferry; 33 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

 

Photo taken by Teresa Hilburn in Gethsemane Cemetery, Horry Co., SC

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Levi Solomon Alford, in this compilation.

            Teresa Hilburn, great-granddaughter of Maggie Alford, reports that Maggie’s husband, Wingate H., spelled his last name both Hilburn and Hilbourn. The majority of the family today spells it Hilburn.

            Although her birth year on her gravestone is 1866, and she is age 82 in the obituary, early censuses point to an 1868 birth year. See notes regarding her birth under her father’s obituary.

            Horry Co., SC censuses: Maggie is probably the person listed with her grandfather Duke W. Alford as granddaughter Magthalan Alford 2 SC on the 1870 census; and “servant” Rebecca M. Ivey 12 SC on the 1880 census. It appears that she is using her mother’s last name. In 1900 she is Maggie Hilberne 31 born Jun 1868 NC; in 1910 she is Maggie Hilburn 38 SC; in 1920 she is Maggie Hilburn 52 SC; in 1930 she is Mag Hilburn 63 SC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Maggie 1866 SC1, Levi Solomon 1841 SC2, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC3, John B. 1780 NC4, William 1760 NC5.

 

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MAJOR ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 21 November 1973

 

LATTA—Major Alford, 45, died at his home recently.

            He was the son of Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford. He was born in Dillon County. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a squadron administration chief clerk.

            Military funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Bethesda Southern Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with the Cooper Funeral Home of Dillon directing.

            Surviving besides the parents are two sons, Eugene and Earl Alford, both of Tuscon, Ariz.; six sisters, Mrs. Lorraine Tart and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Beckwhite, both of Dillon, Miss Ernestine Alford of Oak Grove, Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Langdon of Las Vegas, Mrs. Stella Clark of Latta and Mrs. Carolyn Hatchell of Floydale; six brothers, William Alford of Blenheim, Jimmy, Vernie, Craig, Gene, Ray, and Everett Alford, all of Latta.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Major Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 Sept 1928 and died _____ Nov 1973.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Eugene Alford and Daisy Burr Alford, and his sisters Ernestine Alford, Lorraine Alford Tart, and Elizabeth Alford Langdon in this compilation.

 

1930 CENSUS

Bethea (District 5), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #283:

 

Eugene Alford      head         22      SC SC SC    age 21 at 1st marriage        farmer

Daisy                     wife          19      SC SC SC    age 18 at 1st marriage

Major                   son     1-6/12      SC SC SC

 

            His lineage: Major 1928 SC1, Eugene 1907 SC2.

 

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MAMIE ALFORD BANKHEAD

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Sunday, 28 August 1988

 

ROCK HILL [York Co., SC]—Mrs. Mamie Alford Bankhead, 67, of 197 Westerwood Dr. died Aug. 27, 1988, at Piedmont Medical Center. Funeral is at 2 p.m. Monday at the chapel of Greene Funeral Home, with the Rev. A.L. Hensley officiating. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery.

            A Horry County native, Mrs. Bankhead was a member of Highland Foursquare Gospel Church. She was a homemaker and the widow of Robert M. Bankhead.

            Surviving are sons, Robert Bankhead, Charlotte, Jimmy Bankhead; daughters, Mrs. Faye Smith, Mrs. Linda Wray; brothers, Lorenzo Alford; sisters, Mrs. Mary Mitchell, Mrs. Rachel Holland; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

            Visitation is 7-9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and other times at the

home.

 

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Photo from Laurelwood Cemetery, Rock Hill, York Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Rick and Kathy Wright - kbwright@comporium.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie A. Bankhead (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Jan 1921, last residence Rock Hill, York Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Mary Jane Alford Mitchell, Rachel Holland, and Lorenzo Burt Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mamie 1921 NC1, Levi Simpson 1879 SC2, Levi Solomon 1841 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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MAMIE CATHERINE LEGETTE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 20 August 1987

 

Name Mamie Catherine Legett Alford

Parents: James and Sally Norton Legett, daughter, Rena Lou and son James Little Jr. Alford of Dillon

Date of Birth/Age: Age 79

Place of Birth: Scotland County, NC and of Dillon

Date of Death: Tuesday

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 Dec 1907, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

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

 

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MANTON ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 11 August 1917

 

BLENHEIM [Marlboro Co.], Aug. 10—Manton Alford, one of the most prominent planters of Dillon County, died at his home at Selkirk, in Dillon County, last Friday and was buried at the Alford Cemetery near Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church last Saturday at 11 o’clock….

            Mr. Alford was about 62 years of age and was a life long resident of Dillon County. He was a man of generous and genial impulses and given to hospitality—a typical gentleman of the old regime. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

            He is survived by his wife and the following children: James L. Alford, Manton Alford, Duncan Alford, Earle Alford, Mary Love Alford, Margaret Alford, Tochie and Juliette Alford. He is also survived by one brother and one sister.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lorena Curry Alford; children Duncan Curry Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford; and brothers James Frierson Alford Sr. and Daniel Warren Alford and in this compilation.

            Buried next to each other in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

                        Lorena Curry Alford....10 Sept 1866 - 1 Jun 1944

                        Manton Alford....5 Feb 1854 - 27 Jul 1917

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Manton 1854 SC1, James Little 1811 NC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MANTON CLISBY ALFORD

 

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

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 24 April 1973

 

Name: Manton C. Alford

Parents: Manton and Rena Curry Alford

Spouse: Mary Ella Montgomery Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 74

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Sunday [April 22]

Place of Death: Scotland Memorial Hospital

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery in Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 May 1898, last residence Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            On Manton Clisby Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 20, a student at Clemson College. He names Mary [and] Manton Alford as his nearest relative.

            Buried near each other in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

                        Mary Ella Montgomery Alford....Died...20 Aug 1983

                           Wife of Manton Clisby Alford

                        Manton Clisby Alford....1 May 1898 - 22 Apr 1973

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Manton Clisby 1898 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD

 

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE

Wednesday, 6 December 1871

 

Online at Ancestry.com

 

            Sister Margaret Alford died Sept. 27th at the residence of her son, brother H.H.D. Alford, in the 65th year of her age. Sister Alford was born and raised in Horry District, S.C. She married and became the mother of nine children, when she and her husband moved to Sampit, Georgetown District, S.C., in the year 1847 and in the year 1849 her husband died.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family. No one in the family has been found on the 1860 or 1870 census.

 

Probably:

1850 CENSUS

Prince George Winyaw [sic], Georgetown Co., SC, Dwelling #8:

 

Margaret Alford                  45                     SC                   occupation blank

Eliza                                    16                     SC

Henry                                  14                     SC

Sam’l                                   13                     SC

Bryant                                 11                     SC

Martha E.                              9                     SC

Margaret                                7                     SC

 

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MARGARET ALFORD BRANDIS

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 27 June 1978

 

Name: Margaret Alford Brandle*

Parents: Manton and Rena Curry Alford

Spouse: Henry F. Bandle*

Date of Birth/Age: 70

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Monday [June 26]

Place of Death: Marion

Place of Burial: Alford Cemetery

*Should be Brandis

 

In another article, her marriage:

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 2 January 1953

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Miss Flora Margaret Alford of Dillon and Henry Parker Brandis of Salisbury, North Carolina were married at high noon Saturday, December twenty-seven ... at the ancestral home of the bride....

            Earl R. Alford, brother of the bride, lighted the candles....

            Mrs. Brandis is a graduate of Dillon High School and Winthrop College, doing further study at the University of Norh Carolina. She has been a popular teacher in the Salisbury schools for the past several years.

            Mr. Brandis is well known in the business, religious and social circles of Salisbury and at present is cashier of the Scottish Bank. The couple will be at home after the tenth of January at 414 South Fulton Street in Salisbury.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Brandis (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 June 1908 and died _____ June 1978, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Curry Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Mary Love Alford, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Margaret 1908 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARGARET GATLIN HALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Friday, 9 October 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

RIDGELAND [Beaufort Co.]—Services for Margaret Gatlin Halford, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sauls Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Ridgeland Cemetery....

            Mrs. Halford died Wednesday [Oct 7] at Ridgeland Nursing Center after an illness. Born in Palatka, Fla., Nov. 19, 1910, she was a daughter of the late Aaron B. and Dola Silcox Gatlin. She was a homemaker and a member of Ridgeland Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her son, Russell G. Halford of Ridgeland; daughter, Louise H. Hale of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Ridgeland Cemetery, Ridgeland, Jasper Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mrs. Bouvier – no email

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret G. Halford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituary of her son Russell Gatlin Halford in this compilation.

 

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MARGIE LEE MCCALL ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Rock Hill, York Co., SC—Thursday, 18 February 2010

 

Margie Alford

 

RIDGEWAY—Ms. Margie Lee Alford, 88, formerly of Rock Hill, went to be with her Lord Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, with a host of family at her side.

            Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Laurelwood Cemetery, with Pastor Robert Alford officiating.

            A native of Fort Mill, Margie was the daughter of the late Mattie McCall and the widow of Lorenzo B. Alford. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was the former owner of Mt. Holly Fish Camp which she operated with her husband for over 40 years.

            Surviving are two sons, Kirby L. Newell and wife, Sue, of Catawba and Michael L. Alford and wife, Darlene, of Rock Hill; two daughters, Phyllis N. Simpson and husband, Pat, of Rock Hill and Barbara N. Hawkins, also of Rock Hill; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her mother and husband, Margie was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy A. Hembree and her grandson, Robert Dylan Hembree.

            The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at Greene Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 355 E. White St., Rock Hill, SC 29731 and other times at the home of Kirby Newell, 3347 Broach Drive, Catawba, SC 29704.

            Condolences may be made online at www.greenefuneralhome.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margie Lee Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 1 Aug 1921, last residence Rock Hill, York Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lorenzo Burt Alford; and her children Michael Lorenzo Alford and Judy Elizabeth Alford Hembree in this compilation.

 

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MARGUERITE SMITH ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 28 March 1997

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Marguerite Smith Alford, 86, died Wednesday, March 26, 1997, at St. Eugene Community Hospital.

            She was born March 27, 1910, in Mobile, Ala., a daughter of the late Wallace and Minnie Lawshe Smith. She was a graduate of Winthrop College.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired schoolteacher and taught in Brunswick, Ga., and Dillon high schools. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Country Bridge Club.

            She was also a member of Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church and past president of the Women of the Church.

            Survivors include three sons, Earl Alford Jr. and John Alford, both of Dillon, and Neill Alford of Bennettsville; a daughter, Pat Phillips of Englewood, Fla.; a sister, Hilma Stonstrom of Myrtle Beach; three grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and a companion, Willie Evans of Latta.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Dillon Camp of Gideons, P.O. Box 111, Dillon 29536, or Dillon Christian School, P.O. Box 151, Dillon 29536. Cooper Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marguerite S. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituary of her husband, Earl Richards Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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MARION ALFORD STONE CHRISTMAS

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 11 January 1975

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Marion Stone Christmas, 78, died Thursday [January 9] in a local hospital after a short illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Colonial Funeral Home with a second service at 3 p.m. at Hicks Chapel Church of God of Prophecy in Coward. Burial will be in New Prospect Baptist Cemetery near Coward.

            Mrs. Christmas was born in Florence County, a daughter of the late John and Annie Alford. She was a member of Hicks Chapel Church of God of Prophecy in Coward.

            Surviving are her husband, Thamon Christmas of Dillon; two sons, Wade C. Stone and Shadrach Stone both of Columbia; four daughters, Mrs. Roland (Lyndal) Anderson of Dillon, Mrs. Gene (Dorothy Lee) Prosser of Effingham, Mrs. Archie (Edith) Miles of Coward and Mrs. Bailey (Pecolia) McCarty of West Columbia; a step daughter, Mrs. Robert (Bela) Farrell of Mars Bluff; 50 grandchildren and serveal great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            There is some confusion about Marion’s parents. AAFA shows her as the granddaughter of John William Alford, daughter of Hester. The obituary says her parents were John and [his fourth wife] Annie Alford. However, Annie and John had been married only 1 year on the 1900 census, and Annie had 1 child. On the 1910 census, Annie and John were married 12 years, and Annie says she has 6 children, 5 living. Marion is listed as John’s granddaughter on the 1910 census but as his daughter in 1900. AAFA records show that John married his third wife, Elizabeth Parker, about 1890 and she died in 1896. If she is Marion’s mother, perhaps she died giving birth to Marion. Further confusion is caused by Hester’s designation as John’s stepdaughter in 1910. Hester is never shown with children.

 

1930 CENSUS

Cains (District 4), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #134:

 

Wade P. Stone      head      40   SC SC SC       age 18 at 1st marriage           farm laborer

Marion                 wife       32   SC SC SC       age 20 at 1st marriage

Bella                      dau        19   SC SC SC

Edith                     dau        11   SC SC SC

Lendol                   dau          8   SC SC SC      

Pecola                    dau          7   SC SC SC

W.C.                      son           5   SC SC SC

Dortha Lee            dau          3   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Hannah (District 48), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #66:

 

Wade P. Stone      head      39   SC SC SC       farmer

Marion                 wife       23   SC SC SC      

Arthur B.               son         16   SC SC SC

Lonqueen M.         dau        14   SC SC SC

Bela E.                  dau        12   SC SC SC

Edith L.                 dau     3/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Cain (District 17), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #49:

 

John W. Alford     head      65   SC SC SC       4th marriage, 12 years           farmer

Annie                    wife       32   SC SC SC       1st marriage, 12 years

                                                                           6 children, 5 living

William                  son         34   SC SC SC

Hestor                   s-dau     43   SC SC SC       single

Elly                        son         16   SC SC SC

Rosie                     dau        14   SC SC SC      

Marion                 g-dau     13   SC SC SC

 [AAFA shows her as granddaughter, daughter of Hester]

Allas                      dau        10   SC SC SC

Kitty                      dau          9  

Joel                        son           5

Charlotte               dau          4

Celia G.                 dau     4/12

 

Next door is the family of John W. Alford’s son John C. Alford.

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Cains (District 32), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #121:

 

John W. Alford     head      54   b. Mar 1846     SC SC SC    married 1 year farmer

Annie J.                 wife       25   b. Apr 1875     SC SC SC    1 child, 1 living

Hester                    dau        26   b. May 1874    SC SC SC

                                                   [this is probably an incorrect birth date]

William R.             son         23   b. Mar 1877     SC SC SC

John C.                  son         15   b. Dec 1884     SC SC SC

Ellie P.                   son           9   b. Aug 1890    SC SC SC   

Marion E.             dau          3   b. June 1896    SC SC SC

 [AAFA shows her as granddaughter, daughter of Hester]

Rosa                      dau          4   b. June 1895    SC SC SC

Alice W.                dau     7/12   b. Oct 1899     SC SC SC

Elizabeth Harrell   mother   82   b. July 1818     SC SC SC    widow 5 children, 2 living

 [Harrell is her maiden name.]

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Marion 1896 SC1, John William 1844 SC3.

 

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MARJORIE ALFORD CRANFORD

 

ROCK HILL HERALD

Rock Hill, SC—Tuesday, 30 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Mrs. Marjorie Alford Cranford, 86, died on Sunday, December 28, 2003, at Trident Medical Center.

            A native of Great Falls, Mrs. Cranford was a daughter of the late Harmon Alford and Mary Dennis Alford. She was a graduate of Georgia Southern University. She was a member of Daughters of the Eastern Star. She was a retired special education teacher with Gracewood State School and Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. She was a member of Harbor Light Baptist Church. She was the widow of John Milton Cranford.

            Surviving are her son, Ted Cranford of Moncks Corner; her daughter, Pat Leaphart of Goose Creek; her brother, Harmon H. Alford of North Charleston; her sister, Vivian Gardner of Sebring, Florida; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            The funeral was held on Wednesday at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel in Summerville. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester.

 

In another article:

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Tuesday, 30 December 2003

 

            Marjorie Alford Cranford, 86, of North Charleston, widow of John Milton Cranford, died Sunday, December 28, 2003 at Trident Medical Center. Funeral services will be held December 31, 2003 at 10 o’clock James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel, Summerville. Burial will be held at 2:30 o’clock at Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, SC. Friends may call at James A. Dyal Funeral Home from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: National Kidney Foundation South Carolina Chapter, 500 Taylor Street, Suite 101, Columbia, SC 29201.

            Mrs. Cranford was born June 13, 1917 in Great Falls, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Harmon and Marry Dennis Alford. She was a graduate of Georgia Southern. She was a member of the Daughters of the Eastern Star. She retired as a Special Education Teacher with Gracewood State School and Hospital in Augusta, Georgia and she was a member of Harbor Light Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a daughter, Pat and Daniel Leaphart of Goose Creek; son, Ted and Ellen Cranford of Moncks Corner; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Harmon H. Alford of North Charleston; sister, Vivian Gardner of Sebring, Florida.

            She was predeceased by her sister, Sara Shelton.

            Arrangements by James A. Dyal Funeral Home, 303 South Main Street, Summerville, South Carolina.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie A. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Charleston, Charleston Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her sister Sarah Alford Shelton in this compilation.

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

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

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

            Her lineage: Marjorie 1917 SC1, Harmon 1879 NC2, Joseph H. 1839 VA3, Joseph 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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MARJORIE ALFORD MAYS

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 7 December 2000

 

Name: Marjorie (Margaret) Mays

Parents: Willie and Carrie Alford of Latta

Place of Birth: Latta

Date of Death: Thursday, November 30, 2000

Place of Death: Article headlined Latta

Place of Burial: Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie A. Mays (SS# issued in NC) was born 6 June 1948.

            Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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MARTHA JANE FULMORE ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 5 March 1998

 

Name: Martha Jane Fulmore Alford

Parents: William Fulmore, Sr. and Martha Anthony Fulmore

Spouse: Robert King Alford

Date of Birth: June 5, 1926

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Place of Burial: Monday, March 2, 1998 in Rest Haven Cemetery, Latta

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha J. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 5 June 1926 and died 27 Feb 1998, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

            Resthaven Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serves the African-American community.

            Robert King Alford was the son of Frank Alford and Minnie Rawles.

            On Frank Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21, a single laborer living in Dillon Co., SC. He was born 15 Apr 1896 in Dillon Co., SC., race “African.” He signed with his mark.

 

1930 CENSUS

Manning (District 19), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #185:

 

Frank Alford         head    B                 32   SC SC SC       farm laborer

                                                                                             age 22 at 1st marriage

Minnie S.               wife     B                 27   SC SC SC       age 17 at 1st marriage

Martha J.               dau      B                   8   SC SC SC

Maggie B.             dau      B                   6   SC SC SC

Robert K.              son       B                   4   SC SC SC

Sarah                     dau      B                   3   SC SC SC

John L.                  son       B            10/12   SC SC SC

 

1910 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 62), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #152:

 

Robert Alford       head    B                 38   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             2nd marriage, 1 year

Bessie                    wife     B                 21   NC NC NC     1st marriage, 1 year

                                                                                             1 child, 1 living

Frazier                   son       B                 16   SC SC SC

Frank                     son       B                 12   SC SC SC

Walter                   son       B                 11   SC SC SC

Rulitha                  dau      B                   7   SC SC SC

Lilley J.                 dau      B                   5   SC SC SC

John C.                  son       B                   4   SC SC SC

John                       son       B                   5   SC SC SC

Adesser                 son       B                   1   SC SC SC [sic]

Mary C.                 niece    B                 22   SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Bethea (District 68), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #269:

 

Robert Alford     head      B     25     b. Feb 1875      SC SC SC       farm laborer

                                                                                                            m. 6 years

Martha                 wife      B     25     b. Apr 1875      SC SC SC       4 children, 3 living

Frasier                    son      B       5    b. May 1895      SC SC SC

Frank                     son      B       3      b. Jan 1897      SC SC SC

David                     son      B       1     b. Feb 1899      SC SC SC

Robert                father      B     70      b. Jan 1830      SC SC SC       farm laborer

Charly             nephew      B     14     b. Apr 1886      SC SC SC       farm laborer

 

 

            Her husband’s lineage: Frank 1896/1898 SC1, Robert 1875 SC2, Robert 1830 SC3.

 

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MARTHA JEAN ALFORD QUICK MAINS

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 8 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Martha Jean Alford Mains, 45, of Gilbert Road, died Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital after an illness. She was born in Conway, a daughter of the late Harrison and Grace Fleming Alford. She was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son, M. Sean Quick of Conway; two brothers, Francis Alford and Andy Alford, both of Conway; and a sister, Nancy Tindall of Conway.

            Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Baptist Church....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha J. Mains (SS# issued in SC) was born 6 Nov 1953.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Martha Jean 1953 SC1, Harrison 1919 SC2, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC3, Harrison 1843 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur about 1775 SC6.

 

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MARTHA LOUISE RUNION ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Tuesday, 13 June 2006

 

GREENVILLE—Martha Louise Runion Alford, 83, of 124 Birnam Court, and wife of W.H. Alford, died Sunday, June 11, 2006.

            Born in Greenville, S.C., she was a daughter of the late Belton Wardlaw Runion and Daisey Hardin Runion.

            Mrs. Alford was a 1940 graduate of Taylors High School. She worked for J.C. Penney Co. during the 1940s and was a homemaker.

            She was a member of Edwards Road Baptist Church, a member of the Winsom Sunday School Class and the Senior Citizens Group. She was a former member of East North Street Baptist Church, where she served as pianist and Sunday School teacher.

            Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, William Barry Alford of Greenville, S.C.; a daughter, Martha Dianne Alford of Knoxville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. R.W. (Lib) Stephens of Taylors, S.C., and Mrs. Dick (Becky) Lanford of Lavonia, Ga.; a brother, Mendell Lee Runion of Taylors, S.C.; and a stepsister, Sara Jean Talley of Greer, S.C.

            Preceding her in death were two brothers, Jackie Runion of Greer, S.C., and an infant brother, Wardlaw Runion; and a sister, Nancy Runion Rollins of Jackson, S.C.

            Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at 2 p.m. at The Mackey Mortuary, with Mr. Jack Deskins officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.

            The family requests that the Ladies Winsome Sunday School Class serve as honorary escorts.

            The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon from 12 to 2 p.m. at the mortuary.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Edwards Road Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 1050 Edwards Road, Greenville, SC 29615.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Hubert Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA PRUDENCE “MATTIE” SMITH ALFORD

Grandmother of Frank Luther Alford Jr., AAFA #0720

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 21 July 1966

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Mrs. Mattie Smith Alford, 72, died Tuesday [July 19] in a Charleston hospital. Mrs. Alford was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late Ellison and Margaret Collins Smith. She was married to the late William Herbert Alford and was a member of Gapway Baptist Church.

            Funeral services will be conducted in Gapway Baptist Church Thursday at 11 a.m.... Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

            Surviving are four sons, Herbert Alford of Myrtle Beach, William Alford of Mullins, Stanley Alford of Silver Springs, Md., and Neal Alford of Miami, Fla.; three daughters, Miss Virginia Alford, and Mrs. Dorothy Cornett, both of Mullins, and Mrs. Mildred Byrd of Aiken; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, E.B. Smith and Sandy Smith, both of Mullins; and a sister, Mrs. John F. Brown of Mullins.

 

Photo from Smith Cemetery, Mullins, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jeff Murrie - JeffMurrie@aol.com – 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 October 1893.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Herbert Alford; children Dorothy Alford Cornett, Mildred Alford Byrd, Virginia Grey Alford, and William “Chessie” Alford; and her grandson William “Billy” Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARVIN E. ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Wednesday, 23 June 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

MYRTLE BEACH [Horry Co.]—Marvin E. Alford, 75, of Park Dr. died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at his residence following an illness.

            Mr. Alford was born in Mullins, a son of the late Joe and Dannie Capps Alford. He was Past Master of Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge # 353, and was a York Rite mason serving as past District Deputy. Prior to retirement, Mr. Alford was employed by Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the Civil Engineering Dept. He was pre-deceased by one brother, Bill Alford; three sisters, Annie Byrd, Gracie Johnson, and Minnie Roberts; and one grandson, Shawn Edgar Sessions.

            Surviving are: his wife, Theta DuBois Alford of Myrtle Beach; three daughters, Sherry Sessions and her husband, Steve, Maxine Minnamon, and Kay Alford, all of Myrtle Beach; one grandson, Vincent Minnamon of Myrtle Beach; one granddaughter, Shana Mayfield and her husband, Jeremy of Mooresville, N.C.

            Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from Ocean Woods Cemetery in Myrtle Beach…. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

            Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society … or to American Diabetes Association….

 

Photo from Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery, Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Cadmus - cadmus_rules@yahoo.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin E. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 19 August 1928, last residence Myrtle Beach, Horry Co.

            We included the obituary of his brother William Alfred Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            On Joe Alfred’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 26, a self-employed farmer living in Jordanville, Horry Co., SC. He was born 16 Oct 1890 in Jordanville and is married with 2 children. He signed with his mark.

            From South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com): Joe Alford died 27 May 1934 in Horry Co., age 43.

 

1930 CENSUS

Galivants Ferry (District 18), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #119:

 

Joe Alford                         head               39   SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                                age 21 at 1st marriage

Daney                                wife                34   SC SC SC       age 16 at 1st marriage

Annie                                dau                 17   SC SC SC

Minnie                               dau                 14   SC SC SC

Alfred                               son                  10   SC SC SC

Gracie                                dau                   6   SC SC SC

Marvin                             son           1-6/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Galivants Ferry (District 90), Horry Co., SC, Dwelling #2:

 

Joe Alford                         head               29   SC SC SC       farmer

Daney                                wife                23   SC SC SC

Annie                                dau           4-2/12   SC SC SC

Minnie                               dau                   6   SC SC SC

   [ages of daughters appear to be reversed]

 

            Joe/Joseph has not been found on earlier censuses.

            His lineage: Marvin 1928 SC1, Joseph 1890 SC2.

 

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MARVIN WHEATLEY ALFORD, JR.

 

BEAUFORT GAZETTE

Beaufort, Beaufort Co., SC—Thursday, 24 November 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

RIDGELAND [Beaufort Co.]—Marvin Wheatley Alford Jr., 24, son of Marvin Wheatley Alford and Sheryl Dickson Rahmagi, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Jasper County.

            Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Victory Baptist Church, with burial in Beaufort Memorial Gardens.

            Mr. Alford was born Oct. 10, 1981, in Beaufort.

            He attended Beaufort Christian School and belonged to Victory Baptist Church. He was employed by AAA Cooling and Heating.

            Survivors include his parents of Beaufort; his step-mother, Lori Alford, of Beaufort; three brothers, Logan and Alex Alford, both of Beaufort, and Daniel Craig Alford of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Jacqueline and Ashley Alford, both of Beaufort, and Roslyn Rahmagi of Jacksonville, Fla.; maternal grandparents JoAnne Dickson of Beaufort and Daniel Dickson of Albany, Ga.; and paternal grandparents Willie and Dot Alford, both of Ridgeland.

            Anderson Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MARY ALFORD HATCHELL COLE

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 25 November 1967

 

            Mrs. Mary H. Cole, 87, of 1326 Waverly Ave., Florence, died Friday night [November 24] in a Florence hospital after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Free Will Baptist Church. Belk-King Funeral Home of Darlington is in charge.

            Mrs. Cole was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late Ned and Rebecca Whaley Alford. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roxie Campbell of Darlington and Mrs. Golda Oliver of Rockingham; a step-daughter, Mrs. Allie Roberts of Rockingham; a son, L.D. Hatcher of Rockingham; a step-son, Sam Hatcher of Dillon; two sisters, Mrs. Essie Hyman and Mrs Sue Jones, both of Florence; a brother, Daniel Alford of Lumberton, N.C.; 39 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Edward Deloney Alford, William Henry Alford, Minnie Viola Alford Coleman, and Essie Alford Hyman in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Mary 1880 SC1, William Edward 1855 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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MARY ALFORD SWANER

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—27 December 2009

 

            Mary Alford Swaner, age 80, died Monday December 21, 2009 at her residence in Hamer. She was a dedicated member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Dillon, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister (Communion). She attended the Bible Study Group, was part of the Altar Society, Women’s Club and sang in the choir.

            Funeral Mass will be held December 28, 2009 at 12 noon at McCoy’s Chapel UMC in Little Rock with Rev. Marcian Kyaw, officiating. The family is receiving friends at 1512 Handy Ave., Little Rock. House of Thomas Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

House of Thomas Funeral Home

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—_____ December 2009

 

 

            Mary Swaner, the daughter of the late James and Mary Alford was born in Dillon South Carolina on October 20, 1929. She died Monday December 21, 2009 at Her residence in Hamer.

            Mary was united in Holy Matrimony to Walter Swaner on July 28, 1957 sharing 52 years of love.

            She was a dedicated member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Dillon, SC where she served as a Eucharistic Minister (Communion); she attended the Bible Study Group, she was part of the Altar Society, Women's Club and sang on the choir.

            Funeral Mass will be held Monday December 28, 2009 at 12 noon at McCoy's Chapel UMC in Little Rock, SC with Rev. Marcian Kyaw, officiating.

            The family are receiving friends at 1512 Handy Ave. Little Rock, SC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Swaner (SS# issued in NY) was born 20 Oct 1929, last residence Hamer, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her mother, Mary E. Wright Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband, Walter Clayton Swaner, died on the same day.

 

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MARY ALFORD WESTON

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 21 July 2008

 

COLUMBIA—Funeral service for Mary Alford Weston of 11 Brookfield Heights Court will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at St. Matthews Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 3-9 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2008, at the funeral home. The family has entrusted J.P. Holley Funeral Home with final arrangements.

            Mrs. Weston died Wednesday, July 16, 2008. Born in Hopkins, SC, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Cora Mae Taylor Alford. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church, Columbia, and was a watch-care member of St. Matthews Baptist Church. She was employed with the State Department of Education before retiring from the State Department of School Transportation.

            She is lovingly survived by her husband, John A. Weston; son, Reginald (Michelle) Weston; daughter, Anita Michelle Weston; sister, Julia (Robert) Miles; brothers, Richard (Suzie) Alford, Jr., Charlie (Galena) Alford, Robert (Jackie) Alford, Willie Lee Alford; ten grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Cora Mae Taylor Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 10 January 1929

 

            Miss Mary Ann Alford, 91, died December 21, 1928, at 4 o’clock of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. Interment was made at the Alford Cemetery Saturday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. E.C. Bailey of Hartsville, a former pastor.

            Miss Alford was born August 12, 1837, in Dillon (then Marion) county. She was a daughter of James L. and Sallie McPhaul Alford and the last living member of a family of twelve children. She was a life-long member of the Reedy Creek Presbyterian church and possessed a cheerful, happy disposition and until a few days before her death was keenly interested in all affairs pertaining to her loved ones. She was born, reared and died at the old ancestral home at Selkirk.

            Miss Alford leaves a large circle of nieces and nephews to mourn her loss, to whom “Aunt Maize” was very dear. She was the type of woman who leaves the world better for having lived in it.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers Daniel Warren Alford and James Frierson Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Mary Ann Alford’s death certificate confirms her birth and death dates. She died in Bethea, Dillon Co., and was single, the daughter of James L. Alford and Sallie McPhaul, both born in NC. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Ann 1837 SC1, James Little 1811 NC2, Warren 1770 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD

 

House of Thomas Funeral Home

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—_____ June 2009

 

 

            Mary Alford of Dillon died Thursday May 4, at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence.

            Funeral will be held Sunday June 14, 2009, 2 PM at Hazy Grove Baptist Church in Hamer with Rev. Larry McCallum, Pastor and burial will follow in Resthaven Cemetery in Floydale.

            The family is receiving 1011 Pine St, Dillon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Ann Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 Feb 1925, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

 

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MARY ANNE HALFORD LEE

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, GA—Tuesday, 22 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

BARNWELL, SC—Mrs. Mary Anne Halford Lee, 89, widow of L.C. Lee, died Monday [21 January 2002] in the Barnwell County Hospital. Funeral services were held on Tuesday in the Mole Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery.

            Mrs. Lee was a retired bookkeeper with the Barnwell People Sentinel newspaper and a member of Long Branch Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son, and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Judy Lee of Barnwell, one sister, Maude Bonds of Barnwell, granddaughters, Penny Weber of Sumter, South Carolina, Vanessa Baxley and Bobbie Epperson of Barnwell, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Lee (SS# issued in SC) was born 3 June 1912, last residence Edgefield, Edgefield Co.

            See the obituary of her brother Sam Bethune Halford in this compilation.

            Mary and Sam’s father, Samuel J. Halford, has not been located on any census with a parent. He is with his uncle Washington Halford in 1900, but he hasn’t been found any any earlier census. Washington Halford was the son of William Richard Halford Sr. The most likely brother to be the father of Samuel J. Halford is William Richard Halford Jr., who died shortly after Samuel’s birth. By 1870, 2 other sons of William Richard were living with their grandmother, William Richard’s widow, listed as orphans.

 

1920 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 50), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #118:

 

S.J. Halford                       head        53      SC SC SC       farmer

Mary M.                              wife        43      SC SC SC

Sam Bethune                        son        10      SC SC SC

Ina Blanche            adopted dau        10      SC SC SC

Mary Ann                           dau          7      SC SC SC

Maude Eunice                      dau          5      SC SC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Le Gette (District 103), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #164:

 

Samuel J. Halford            head        44      SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                             1st marriage 1 year

Mary M.                              wife        34      SC SC SC       1 child, 1 living

A. Bethune                           son     8/12      SC SC SC

J. Washington                nephew        25      SC SC SC

Hallie C. Williams               aunt        68      SC SC SC       widow

Nettie B. Moore               cousin        19      SC SC SC

Della B. Moore                cousin        16      SC SC SC

Alfred Aldrich               boarder        65      SC SC SC       widower

 

1900 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 12), Barnwell Co., SC, Dwelling #97:

 

Washington Halford    head     66      b. June 1833    SC SC SC    married 33 years

                                                                                                         farmer

Barbra                           wife     64      b. unknown     SC SC SC    8 children, 3 living

Mary                               dau     24      b. Dec 1874     SC SC SC

Inez                                dau     18      b. Dec 1881     SC SC SC

Nettie Moore        granddau     10      b. Sept 1889    SC SC SC

Beatrice Moore     granddau       6      b. Nov 1893    SC SC SC

Sammie Halford     nephew     35      b. Jan 1864      SC SC SC    logman at saw mill

 

Samuel has not been located on earlier censuses. See earlier censuses for this family with the obituary of Fannie Mae Halford Fox Miles.

 

            Her HALFORD lineage (in part from Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US“ in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb: Mary Anne 1912 SC1, Samuel J. 1864 SC2, probably William Richard 1835 SC3, William Richard 1796 SC4, Achillis 1754 VA5.

 

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MARY CAROLYN CHANDLER THAXTON ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 6 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

HEMINGWAY [Williamsburg Co.]—Services for the Rev. Mary Carolyn Alford will be held at 3 p.m. today at Graham Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Garden of Devotion Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died January 3, 2002. Born in Oxford, N.C., she was a daughter of Emma E. Oliver and the late Clifton H. Chandler Sr. She was a minister of the pentecostal holiness faith.

            Surviving are sons, Kim and James Thaxton; daughters, Mary E. Dennis, Angela Fowler; brothers, Clifton Jr. and Thomas Chandler; four sisters; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

 

In another article:

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Saturday, 5 January 2002

 

            Alford, Mary Carolyn, 59, of Hemingway, a minister of the Pentecostal Holiness faith and widow of Armoston M. Alford, died Thursday. Arrangements by Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary C. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 13 August 1942, last residence Hemingway, Williamsburg Co.

            Her husband is listed in SSDI records as Armeston M. Alford, born 28 Apr 1934 and died 18 June 1991, last residence Hemingway, Williamsburg Co., SC.

 

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MARY E. WRIGHT ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 20 November 1975

 

            Services for Mrs. Mary E. Alford, who died suddenly Saturday morning [November 15] at a local hospital, will be held at 2:00 o’clock Friday afternoon in McCoy Chapel Methodist Church. Interment will be in Pine Hill Cemetery by the Mutual Funeral Home.

            Born in Marlboro County, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dolphus Wright. She was a graduate of Allen University and taught school in Dillon County for many years.

            She was active in church affairs where she was a Sunday School teacher, a class leader, secretary of the women’s club, and past secretary of Jappa Chapter 25, Order of Eastern Star.

            Survivors include five daughters: Miss Blanche Alford, Mrs. Emma Smith, Mrs. Mary Swaner, Mrs. Elizabeth Stackhouse, all of Brooklyn, NY; two sons, Chief Petty Officer James Alford, San Diego, Calif.; and Melvin Alford, Brooklyn; one sister, Mrs. Nina Nelson, Philadelphia, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 4 may 1896 and died _____ Nov 1975, last residence Little Rock, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her daughter Mary Alford Swaner in this compilation.

            Pine Hill AME Church Cemetery in Dillon Co. traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 2 August 1934

 

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Campbell Alford, 77, wife of the late Benjamin Ansel Alford, passed away at her home in the Floydale section at 6:30 Saturday afternoon [July 28]. Mrs. Alford had been an invalid for ten years, but her illness became more serious a month ago. She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church and was a lovely Christian woman. Her long illness was borne with patience, and her passing is mourned not only by her family but by numerous friends throughout the community.

            Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Alexander and Catherine Buie Campbell and was born and reared at the home place of her parents and grandparents at Campbell’s Bridge.

            Funeral services were held at the late residence Sunday afternoon at 4:30, conducted by Rev. Fred J. Hay, pastor of the Presbyterian church assisted by Rev. J.P. Inabnit, pastor of the Methodist church.

            The pallbearers were George Robert Alford, L.C. McLean, Ben Stackhouse, Harvey Floyd, Hugh McCormac, and Gene Stafford.

            Interment was in Riverside cemetery, and a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay a last tribute. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

            Surviving are five children: Mrs. Marvin M. Stackhouse [Annie Lee Alford] and Mrs. W.M. McLean [Viola Alford], Dillon; Mrs. S.O. Wiggins, Winnsboro; J.C. and W.B. Alford, Floydale.

 

 

Photos from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Annie Lee Alford Stackhouse, James Cousar Alford, Viola Alford McLean, and William Benjamin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Benjamin Ancel 1852 SC1, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC2, Elias 1779 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY FRANCES “FANNIE” ALFORD WEATHERLY

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 1 July 1960

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Thaddeus Weather [sic], 88, died Thursday morning [June 30].

            Funeral services will be held at the home Friday at 5 p.m. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery in Dillon....

            Mrs. Weather is survived by: five daughters, Annie and Bessie of the home, Mrs. Isla W. Sutherland of Charleston, Mrs. Myrtie W. Carmichael of Dillon and Mrs. Grace W. Adams of Columbia, three sons, Jim and Thad of Dillon and Daniel Mac of Latta; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Atkinson of Clio and Mrs. Flora Larkins of Laurinburg, N.C., and a brother, Dan Alford of Clio.

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Daniel Alexander Alford, Graham Brown Alford, Nora Alford Atkinson, and Harriett Alford Smith in this compilation.

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 72), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #366:

 

Thad Weatherly            head  39   b. Feb 1861     SC SC SC    married 7 years      farmer

Annie                            wife  27   b. May 1873    SC SC SC    3 children, 3 living

Annie                             dau    5   b. July 1894     SC SC SC

Isla                                 dau    4   b. Feb 1896     SC SC SC

Danl. McK.                     son    1   b. Dec 1898     SC SC SC

Nora Alford      sister-in-law  23   b. June 1876    SC SC SC

 

            Buried next to each other in the Alford Cemetery in Dillon Co., SC:

 

                        Emily D. Weatherly....7 Feb 1908 - 20 Sept 1998

                        Daniel M. Weatherly....27 Dec 1898 - 7 Nov 1982

                              Marrie Emily Amenda Dantzler...24 dec 1939

                        Bessie Weatherly....16 sept 1905 - 18 sept 1994

                              Daughter of Fannie Alford & Thad Weatherly Sr.

                        Annie J. Weatherly....19 Jul 1894 - 21 Aug 1972

                              Daughter of Fannie Alford & Thad Weatherly Sr.

                        James Wellington Weatherly....31 Oct 1909 - 21 Mar 1963

                              Son of Fannie Alford & Thad Weatherly Sr.

                        Infant son of Thaddeus & M.F. Weatherly....1908

                        Mary Frances Alford Weatherly....18 Jul 1872 - 30 Jun 1960

                              Married Thaddeus Weatherly....25 May 1893

                        Thaddeus Weatherly....9 Feb 1858 - 2 Oct 1928

                        John L. Weatherly....10 Dec 1853 - 22 Mar 1937

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Frances 1873 SC1, James Wellington 1850 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY GORDON ALFORD BOWERS

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Saturday, 22 August 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

EDGEMOOR [Chester Co., SC]—Mary Gordon Alford Bowers, 75, of 1944 Chestnut Lane, died Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at her residence.

            Funeral services will be private.

            Survivors include five sons, Johnny E. Alford of Sumter, SC, Lee S. Alford of York, SC, William David Alford and Robert Alford, both of Rock Hill, Thomas H. Alford of Chester, SC; one daughter, Donna A. Carpenter of Gulf Shores, AL; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

            Cauthen Funeral Home is serving the Bowers Family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Bowers (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 Nov 1922, last residence Sumter, Sumter Co., SC.

 

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MARY GRACE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Tuesday, 22 May 1956

 

DILLON, May 21 (Special)—Miss Mary Grace Alford, 94, died Monday afternoon at the ancestral home in upper Dillon county after a months serious illness.

            A daughter of the late William McDonald and Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford of Maxton, N.C., she was born and lived practically her entire life the “The Cedars.”

            Miss Alford was educated at Young’s Female College, Thomasville, Ga. She was an artist having spent some time in Europe in the early part of this century. Her interests included all phases of fine arts; she accomplished works of her own designs and the ancestral home is itself quite a gallery that has attracted attention from many sections.

            Miss Alford was also a pioneer in the culinary arts.

            “Miss Grace” as she was affectionately known, was the oldest member of the Dillon Presbyterian Church.

            She is survived by three sisters of the home, Mrs. Thomas G. McLeod, Miss Annie and Miss Douschka Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at Alford Cemetery Tuesday at 5 p.m....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, McPherson McLean Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Grace 1861 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY J. ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Saturday, 1 May 2004

 

            Mary J. Alford, 80, of Greenwood [Greenwood Co.], S.C., formerly of North Manchester, died Friday, April 30, 2004. Arrangements by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary J. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 25 May 1923.

 

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MARY JANE ALFORD MITCHELL

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 10 January 1991

 

ROCK HILL [York Co. SC]—Mrs. Mary Alford Mitchell, 76, of 2101 Mount Gallant Rd. died Jan. 9, 1991, at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. Funeral is 2 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was a member. The Bishop Glen Spurlin and Elder Dan Gaines will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation is 7 to 9 tonight at Greene Funeral Home and other times at 2101 Mount Gallant Rd.

            A native of Loris, Mrs. Mitchell was the widow of Jack Mitchell Sr. She was the owner of Mitchell’s Grocery and was a retired employee of J.P. Stevens Co.

            Survivors are her sons, Jack Mitchell, Clifford Mitchell, Charles Mitchell; daughter, Mrs. Katherine Kay of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Lorenzo Alford of Mount Holly, N.C.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

 

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Photo from Forest Hills Cemetery, Rock Hill, York Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Mitchell (SS# issued in NC) was born 13 May 1915, last residence Rock Hill, York Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Mamie Alford Bankhead, Rachel Holland, and Lorenzo Burt Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Jand 1915 NC1, Levi Simpson 1879 SC2, Levi Solomon 1841 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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MARY JANE MCLEAN ROBINSON ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 21 January 1997

 

LORIS [Horry Co.]—Mary Jane Alford, 46, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1997, at home.

            Born Feb. 7, 1950, in Lumberton, N.C., she was a daughter of the late Gracie McLean.

            She attended school in Horry County and was a member of St. Stephen’s AME Church, where she was president of the ensemble choir and usher board member.

            Survivors include her husband, Joshua Alford; two sons, Dan Otis Robinson of Columbia, and Joshua A. Alford of Loris; a daughter, Jacqueline Alford of Loris; two sisters, Armatha Davis of Kinston, N.C., and Sarah Taylor of Lumberton, N.C.; three brothers, Lee McLean and William McLean, both of Lumberton; and four grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 3-8:30 p.m. today at Legette-Troy Funeral Home of Loris. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s AME Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

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MARY L. ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Thursday, 1 April 2010

 

            Mary Alford, of Dillon, died Tuesday [March 30]. Friends may call at 1406 Lincoln St., Dillon. Plans will be announced by Bartell Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 Sept 1929, last residence Dillon, Dillon Co., SC.

 

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MARY LOUISE ALFORD QUARLES ENGLISH

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 18 September 1990

 

Name: Mary Louise English

Parents: George Wesley and Sarah Elizabeth Morris Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 86

Place of Birth: Dillon County

Date of Death: Friday [September 14]

Place of Burial: Riverside Cemetery

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. English (SS# issued in SC) was born 13 Aug 1908, conflicting with her gravestone, and died 14 Sept 1990, last residence Johnsonville, Florence Co., SC.

 

Possibly:

1920 CENSUS

Manning (District 32), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #578:

 

George W. Alford       head                     45      SC SC SC          widowed   farmer

Louise                         dau                       15      SC SC SC

Allen                           son                          8      SC SC SC

 

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MARY LOVE ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 5 October 1933

 

            Miss Mary Love Alford passed away at her home in the Reedy Creek section of the county on Thursday morning [September 28] after an illness of a week’s duration. Miss Alford was the eldest daughter of Mrs. Rena Currie Alford and the late Manton Alford and was a much beloved Christian woman.

            Funeral services and interment were held at the Alford cemetery at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Fred J. Hay, pastor of the Dillon Presbyterian church, Rev. E. C. Bailey, and Rev. E. S. Coats of McColl.

            The pallbearers were Tommy McSwain, LaVal Osteen, John Hugh McCormac, James McCormac, Thad and Daniel Mac Weatherly, J. T. Proctor and Chip Hamer.

            Surviving are her mother, three sisters, Misses Totchie Alford of Charlotte, and Misses Margaret and Juliet of Reedy Creek, and five brothers, Bailey, James L., and Earle of Reedy Creek, Dr. Duncan Alford of Spartanburg, and Manton Alford of Laurinburg, N.C.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that Mary Love Alford was born _____ May 1896 in SC.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Manton Alford and Lorena Curry Alford; and siblings Duncan Curry Alford, Earl Richards Alford Sr., James Little Alford, Juliaette Alford, Manton Clisby Alford, Margaret Alford Brandis, and Tochie Patricia Alford in this compilation.

            Mary Love Alford’s death certificate confirms her date of death in Latta, Dillon Co., SC, and  lists her birth date as 1896 in Climax, GA, daughter of Manton Alford and Rena Currie. She died of chronic nephritis with hypertension, contributed by “marked obesity, wgt 325 lbs.” [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Love 1896 SC1, Manton 1854 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY MCPHAUL ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 11 April 1973

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Miss Mary Mac Alford, 84, died Tuesday [April 10] at her residence after a short illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4 p.m. at Carolina Presbyterian Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Cottingham Funeral Home.

            Miss Alford was born in Dillon county, a daughter of the late Malcolm and Sara Margaret McPhaul Alford.

            She was a member of Carolina Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 March 1889. AAFA records say Mary McPhaul Alford was born 14 March 1891.

            See the obituary of her sister Daisy Alford McKenzie in this compilation.

                                                           

1920 CENSUS

Alfordsville (District 117), Robeson Co., NC, Page 11A:

 

Sallie Alford           head           62   SC SC SC       [Clarence’s mother]

Mary Mack             dau           27   SC SC SC       [Clarence’s sister]

 

Next door is the family of Mary’s brother Clarence.

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Manning (District 67), Dillon Co., SC, Dwelling #35:

 

Sarah M. Alford     head           53   SC SC SC       widow    3 children, 3 living

                                                                                 # of years married: 30

Daisy                        dau           23   SC SC SC       dressmaker

Mary Mac               dau           21   SC SC SC       dressmaker

William T.      bro-in-law           62   SC SC SC       farmer

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Harleesville (District 71), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #124:

 

William Alford       head           52   b. May 1848    SC SC SC          single   farmer

     [Malcolm’s brother]

Sallie           sister-in-law           43   b. Mar 1857     SC SC SC          m. 22 years

                                                                                                            3 children, 3 living

Clarence             nephew           19   b. Mar 1881     SC SC SC

Ettie                       niece           17   b. Aug 1882    SC SC SC

Mary                     niece             9   b. Mar 1891     SC SC SC

 

            Buried next to each other in the Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery list:

 

            William T. Alford 6/5/1848-11/26/1913

            M.E. Alford [Malcolm] 10/23/1846-5/14/1892

            Sarah Margaret McPhaul, wife of Malcolm E.Alford 2/16/1857-3/19/1928

            Mary McPhaul Alford, 3/14/1889-4/10/1973

                        daughter of Malcolm E.& Sarah M.Alford

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary 1889 SC1, Malcolm E. 1846 SC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY MAGGIE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 5 July 1970

 

HAMER [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Mary Maggie Alford, 95, of Rt. 1, died Saturday [July 4] morning at her home after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Magnolia AME Church in Dillon County.... Burial will be in the church cemetery directed by Green Funeral Home of Dillon.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Austin of Norfolk, Va.; three sons, Dunk Alford of Hamer, Willie Alford of Hamer, and Johnny Alford of Dillon; and nine grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 June 1875 and died _____ July 1970, last residence Hamer, Dillon Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her sons Duncan E. Alford and Willie James Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Isaac 1865 SC12, Nelson 1855 SC2.

 

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MARY VIRGINIA HALFORD COLLINS

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 29 June 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

LUGOFF [Kershaw Co.]—Services for Virginia Halford Collins, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Lugoff First Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery.... The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel....

            Mrs. Collins died Sunday, June 28, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Batesburg [Lexington Co.], she was a daughter of James D. and Mary Jaudon Halford. She graduated from Columbia College with a B.A. in English and received her masters degree in elementary education from U.S.C. Mrs. Collins taught school in Florence and Kershaw counties and was a second grade teacher at Lugoff Elementary School for 21 years. She was a member of Lugoff First Baptist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School for 28 years.

            Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Marti and Joe Stevens of Greenville, Caroline and David Williams of Charlotte and Libby and Bob Martin of Lugoff; seven grandchildren; and brothers, James D. Halford Jr. of Lancaster, Pa., Robert Y. Halford of Atlanta, Jack T. Halford of Marietta, Ga., and Dr. Jake H. Halford of Columbia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia H. Collins (SS# issued in SC) was born 5 March 1926.

            On James Dorman Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 18, a railroad section hand living in Blackville, Barnwell Co., SC. He doesn’t know his birth date, but the year is written as 1900. His nearest relative is W.O. Halford of the same address. He signed his full name.

 

1930 CENSUS

Batesburg (District 10), Lexington Co. SC, Dwelling #501:

 

James J. Halford  head           31   SC SC SC       RR section foreman

                                                                                 age 24 at 1st marriage

Mary                       wife           24   SC GA SC      age 19 at 1st marriage

James J.                     son     2-6/12   SC SC SC

Mary V.                    dau     4-1/12   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 49), Barnwell Co. SC, Dwelling #150:

 

W.O. Halford         head           68   SC SC SC       farmer

Alice                       wife           57   SC SC SC

Bellenger                  son           24   SC SC SC

James D.                  son           20   SC SC SC

Leroy                        son           16   SC SC SC

Gladis                       dau           13   SC SC SC

 

            Her HALFORD lineage (from “Martin Family Tree” posted by a granddaughter (daughter of Libby and Bob Martin) to Ancestry.com; and Michael Kruse, submitter, “Halford: Southern US“ in Family Trees at WorldConnect, RootsWeb: Mary Virginia 1926 SC1, James Dorman 1899 SC2, William Owens 1862 SC3, William Richard 1832 SC4, William Richard 1796 SC5, Achillis 1754 VA6.

 

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MATTIE RICHARDSON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 16 September 1966

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Mrs. Mattie Richardson Alford, 54, wife of Dewey R. Alford of the Homewood section of Horry County, died Thursday at a local hospital after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Homewood Baptist Church by Rev. J.C. Jones.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Horry County, a daughter of the late Sid and Nannie Carter Richardson. She was a member of Homewood Baptist Church.

            Surviving besides the widower, Dewey R. Alford of Conway, are four sons, J. Legrand Alford and Frankie Alford, both of Conway; Thomas Alford and Jimmy Alford, both of Conway; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Brewer of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Ellen Allen of Conway; a brother, Ed Johnson of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Mrs. Grady Hatcher of McColl; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Conway, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Patti Yourko Burns - pb_pb32@yahoo.com– sent 7/28/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband’s brother James Fred Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Dewey R. 1904 SC1, Samuel P. 1860 SC2, James T. 1830 SC3, Levi Solomon 1800 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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MAYBELLE ALFORD ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 16 February 1976

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Mrs. Maybelle A. Alford, 94, widow of James Augustus Alford, died Saturday in a Bennettsville nursing home after a long illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Blanton-Cottingham Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Alford Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Dillon County, a daughter of the late Daniel James and Catherine Easterling Alford. She was a member of the Dillon Presbyterian Church.

            Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Colin A. Hasty of Fayetteville, N.C., and Mrs. Jessie Cottingham of Clio; a number of nieces and nephews....

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maybelle Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 13 November 1881.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Augustus Alford; parents, Daniel James Alford and Catherine Easterling Alford; and siblings Joseph Grady Alford, John Knox Alford, and Emily C. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Maybelle 1881 SC1, Daniel James 1853 SC2, Paisley 1825 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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McKEEVIE ALFORD DUDLEY

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—8 April 1994

 

            Mrs. McKeevie Alford Dudley, 83, retired teacher, died April 7, 1994, at Marlboro Park Hospital. Funeral is 3 p.m. Saturday at Dudley-Drake Cemetery.

            Survivors are her son, Thomas Dudley Jr. of Summerville; daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Wallace. Whitner-Evans is in charge.

            Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 311 E. Main St., Bennettsville, S.C. 29512; or to Marlboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 123, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that McKeevie A. Dudley (SS# issued in SC) was born 13 Oct 1910, last residence Bennettsville, Marlboro Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Carrie Belle Tanner Alford; and brothers Preston Blake Alford and James Monroe Alford

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: McKeevie 1910 SC1, Henry Monroe 1888 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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McPHERSON McLEAN ALFORD

 

[Although he died in NC, we are also including his obituary here because he lived most of his life in and had close ties to SC.]

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Thursday, 26 September 1912

 

            Mr. McP. McL. Alford, eldest son of the late Capt William Alford, of Selkirk, died suddenly at his home in Maxton [Robeson Co., NC] last Friday night [September 20] shortly after retiring. Mr. Alford and his wife were in Maxton Friday afternoon and upon returning home Mr. Alford ate a hearty supper and appeared to be in excellent spirits. He had a neighbor as his guest for the evening and did not show the slightest sign of illness. Shortly after he retired his wife was attracted by his deep breathing and upon going to his bedside she discovered that he was in extremes. He passed away without regaining consciousness.

            Mr. Alford was born near Selkirk and spent the major part of his life on his father’s farm near the place. About ten years ago he moved to Maxton where he engaged in farming on an extensive scale. He was one of the most prominent and prosperous citizens of Maxton and his untimely death is greatly deplored by his legions of friends and business associates.

            The funeral was held from Maxton Presbyterian church of which Mr. Alford was a member, and the remains were interred in Eastside cemetery at Maxton Saturday afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that McPherson McLean Alford was born 14 October 1858.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Sarah Elizabeth McLean Alford; and siblings Annie Nash Alford, Douschka Marion Alford, Elizabeth Alford McLeod, Ella McDonald Alford, Julia Henrietta Alford, Mary Grace Alford, Robert Lee Alford, and William Baskin Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Alice Brockington Alford, and his daughter Elizabeth Brockington Alford McMaster in North Carolina Obituaries.

            The obituary says he was buried in “Eastside cemetery,” but no cemetery by that name exists in Robeson Co. Oak Grove Cemetery in Maxton, Robeson Co., NC, lists both McPherson and his wife Margaret. McPherson’s gravestone transcription says “10/14/1856–9/20/1912.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: McPherson McLean 1858 SC1, William McDonald 1827 SC2, Neill Little 1799 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MELISSA DAWN ALFORD MOORE

 

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_____, SC—_____ October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

            Melissa Dawn Alford Moore, 18, of Lawson Drive, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

            She was born in Myrtle Beach, a daughter of William Michael Alford and Sharon Yvonne Lewis Alford.

            Survivors, in addition to her mother and father, both of Conway, include her husband, Danny Glenn “Buddy” Moore II of Conway; a daughter, Aubrey Lee-Ann Moore of Conway; her stepfather, Robert Goff of Conway; two sisters, Summer Marie Alford and Candace Michelle Alford, both of Conway; her paternal grandmother, Pearl Hudson of Conway; and her maternal grandmother, Maggie Lewis of Murrells Inlet.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel.

            The funeral will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Charles Thrower will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Horry County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, P.O. Box 136, Conway, SC 29526-0136.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Melissa Moore (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 July 1979.

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

 

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MEREDITH MACK KENNETH ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 8 November 1957

 

LORIS, Nov. 7—Mack Kenneth Alford, 69, retired farmer died unexpectedly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.H. Dawsey, Rt. 1, Loris, Wednesday [November 6] night.

            Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Hardwick Funeral Home.... Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County April 30, 1888, a son of the late Meredith [Alford] and Caroline Rogers. He made his home in the Mt. Olive section most of his life but moved to the Loris area about four years ago. He was a member, deacon and clerk of the Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He married the late Miss Daisy Isabell Stephens who died May 15, 1952.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W.H. Dawsey of Rt. 1, Loris; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Lewis of Tabor City, N.C.; one grandson, Larry Wayne Dawsey; three grand-daughters, Mrs. Fred Graham, Miss Barbara Jean Dawsey and Miriam Allene Dawsey, all of Loris.

            Pallbearers will be John Paul, Austin Wright, Kelly McCormick, Carl Reaves, Melton Horne and Leamon Grainger. Friends may call at the Hardwick Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Meredith Mack Kenneth 1888 SC1, Meredith 1854 SC2, Meredith 1814 SC3, Arthur about 1775 SC4.

 

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MERLE REYNOLDS ALFORD

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—10 October 2009

 

SUMMERVILLE—Merle Reynolds Alford, 95, of Summerville, SC, widow of Raymond T. Alford, passed away Friday, October 9, 2009 at The Village at Summerville. Graveside services will be held Monday morning, October 12, 2009 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery at 11 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Building Fund, 111 Waring St., Summerville, SC 29483, or to The Village at Summerville, Presbyterian Communities of SC, 201 W. 9th North St. Summerville, SC 29483.

            Mrs. Alford was born October 13, 1913 in Summerville, SC, a daughter of Edward Othneal Reynolds and Daisy Lewis Reynolds. She was a retired Eligibility Specialist for the NC Department of Social Services. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

            Survivors include one daughter, Dianne A. Margolis of Redlands, CA; one son-in-law, James Harrell of Summerville; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North St., Summerville, SC 29483. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths.

 

 

 

Photos from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery, Summerville, Dorchester Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Merle Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Summerville, Dorchester Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her husband’s brother Preston Blake Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband, Raymond Tanner Alford, shares her gravestone, but SSDI records show that his last residence was Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Raymond Tanner 1912 SC 1, Henry Monroe 1888 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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MICHAEL LORENZO ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Rock Hill, York Co., SC—Thursday, 3 March 2011

 

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ROCK HILL—Mr. Michael Lorenzo “Chuck” Alford, 59, of 1568 Estes Court Apt. B, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at his home.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 5, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, with Dr. Jim Neal officiating and the Rev. Chase Catledge assisting. Burial will be private.

            Born in Rock Hill, Chuck was the son of the late Lorenzo Bert and Margie McCall Alford. He retired from Wal-Mart where he worked as area maintenance supervisor for over 17 years.

            Surviving are his wife, Darlene Blackmon Alford, of the home; his son, Grady Alford and wife, Rhonda, of Asheville, N.C.; three daughters, Shannon Catoe and husband, Jeff, Tammy Elmore and husband, Randy and Leslie Boone and husband, Timothey, all of Rock Hill; his brother, Kirby Newell and wife, Sue, of Rock Hill; two sisters, Phyllis Simpson and husband, Pat and Barbara Hawkins, all of Rock Hill; and 11 grandchildren.

            In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his sister, Judy Hembree; and nephew, Dylan Hembree.

            The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service and other times at the home.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michael Lorenzo Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 23 Dec 1951, last residence Rock Hill, York Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lorenzo Burt Alford and Margie Lee McCall Alford; and his sister Judy Elizabeth Alford Hembree in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Michael Lorenzo 1951 SC1, Lorenzo Burt 1923 NC2, Levi Simpson 1879 SC3, Levi Solomon 1841 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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MILDRED ALFORD BYRD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, GA—Tuesday, 15 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

AIKEN [Aiken Co.]—Mrs. Mildred A. Byrd, 77, of 778 Henry St., died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

            Graveside services were at 4 p.m. Monday at Aiken Memorial Gardens….

            Mrs. Byrd, a native of Mullins, had lived in Aiken since 1961. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include a son, George E. Byrd Jr., Columbia; two daughters, Carolyn A. Brown, Summerville, and Dorothy Ann Hatcher, Aiken; two brothers, Stanley Alford, Columbia, and Neil Alford, Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Virginia Alford, Columbia; and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren….

            George Funeral Home, Park Avenue, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred A. Byrd (SS# issued in NC) was born 20 May 1921, last residence Aiken, Aiken Co.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Martha Prudence Smith Alford; her siblings Dorothy Alford Cornett, Virginia Grey Alford, and William “Chessie” Alford in this compilation.

            Mildred and her sister Dorothy died on the same day.

            She was the widow of Edward George Byrd who died in 1991.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mildred 1921 SC1, William Herbert 1880 SC2, Daniel Murdock 1847 SC3, Warren Little 1823 TN4, Lodwick Blue 1794 NC5, Warren 1770 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MILDRED COX ALFORD

 

GREENVILLE NEWS

Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Tuesday, 21 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

EASLEY [Pickens Co.], SC—Mrs. Mildred “Millie” Cox Alford, 70, wife of Arnold Alford, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, at her home.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Greenville County. She was the daughter of the late Foster Wendell “Bill” Cox and the late Anna Wolfe Cox.

            Mrs. Alford was a former employee of The Easley Progress and was a member of Geer Memorial Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, of the home; three daughters, Lynn A. Rampey, and her husband, Tommy, of Easley, Kaye A. Jones, of Easley, and Kathy A. Roberts, and her husband, Danny, of Williamston; a son, Wendell Alford, and his wife, Sharon, of Liberty; two sisters, Jean Cox Fulmer, of Simpsonville, and Mary Cox Connor, of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

            Mrs. Alford was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Dell C. Richardson.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, conducted by the Rev. Archie Sharpe. Entombment will be at Robinson Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Relection Mausoleum, 1425 Powdersville Road, Easley....

            Robinson Funeral Home, Downtown, is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred C. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 May 1933, last residence Easley, Pickens Co.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s brothers Charles Lang Alford Jr. and William Hubert Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Arnold 1928 GA, Charles Lang 1887 GA2, Elisha 1856 GA3, John Allen 1815 GA4, William 1794 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MILDRED DIGGS ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 19 April 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Mildred D. Alford, 77, died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at home.

            She was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Atlanta, a daughter of the late Herbert Ovid Diggs and Mable Sprayberry Diggs.

            She was a graduate of Jordan High School in Columbus, Ga., and was a homemaker. She was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

            Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Robert “Bob” Alford; a daughter, Robbie A. Godeke of Evansville, Ind.; a granddaughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Cassidy of Evansville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at Graham Funeral Home in Georgetown.

            The funeral will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home ….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred D. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 October 1924, last residence Georgetown, Georgetown Co.

 

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MILDRED MARTIN ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 10 October 1967

 

Name: Mildred Martin Alford

Parents: Jerry and Floree Martin

Spouse: Dr. Duncan C. Alford

Place of Birth: Native of Ware Shoals

Date of Death: Thursday [October 5]

Place of Death: Spartanburg

Place of Burial: Alford Family Cemetery, Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. Her gravestone says she was born 10 Oct 1903 and died 5 Oct 1967.

            See the obituary of her husband, Duncan Curry Alford, in this compilation.           

 

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MILTON ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Wednesday, 16 December 1998

 

AYNOR [Horry Co.]—Milton Alexander Alford, 32, of Hucks Road died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1998, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.

            He was born in Hampton, Va., a son of Edna Earl Alford and the late Johnny Hubert Alford.

            Survivors, in addition to his mother of Aynor, include his wife, Cindy Alford of Aynor; a son, Alex Earl Alford of Aynor; a brother, Johnny Earl Alford of Galivants Ferry; and a sister, Karen Alford of Galivants Ferry.

            Visitation will be from 6-9 tonight at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway chapel.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Happy Home Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Edna Earle Hughes Alford; and his brother Johnny Earl Alford in this compilation.

 

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MINNIE LOU ALFORD

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 18 March 1997

 

16. Name: Minnie Lou Alford

Parents: Emma Jane McKinnon, stepfather, Charles McKinnon

Date of Death: Sunday, March 9, 1997

Place of Death: her residence

Place of Burial: New Holly United Methodist Church Cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of Annie Rogers Alford, where Emma McKinnon is named as a daughter.          

 

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MINNIE VIOLA ALFORD COLEMAN

 

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

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 6 July 1967

 

SAVANNAH, Ga.—Mrs. Minnie Viola Alford Coleman, 76, of Savannah, widow of Simpson Coleman of Marion County, S.C., died Wednesday morning after a long illness.

            Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Friendship Cemetery in Marion County, directed by Smith Brothers’ Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Coleman was born in Marion County, a daughter of the late W.E. and Rebecca Whaley Alford of Marion County.

            Surviving are two sons, W.E. Coleman of Baltimore, Md., and G.D. Colemand of Chester, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Walter T. Baxley of Savannah with whom she lived, Mrs. Johnnie Goza of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. O.L. Reid of Baltimore; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Hyman, Mrs. Sue Jones and Mrs. Mary Cole, all of Florence, S.C.; two brothers, Daniel L. Alford of Lumberton, N.C., and Wardie Alford of Columbia, S.C.; and several grandchildren.

           

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edward Deloney Alford, William Henry Alford, Mary Alford Hatchell Cole, and Essie Alford Hyman in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Minnie Viola 1890 SC1, William Edward 1855 SC2, William N. 1826 SC3.

 

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MIRIAM CECELIA AMMONS ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 26 February 2007

 

HARTSVILLE [Darlington Co.]—Graveside services for Miriam Cecelia Ammons Alford, 81, will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation is 5-7 today at Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Home.

            Born in Chesterfield Co. to Knox Livingston and Mary Boone Ammons, she died February 25, 2007. She was a member of West Hartsville Baptist Church. Surviving are husband, Jack Alford; several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MORRIS MCGEE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 16 March 1973

 

CONWAY [Horry Co.]—Morris McGee Alford, 70, died Wednesday in a local nursing home after an extended illness.

            Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. P.B. McLeod. Burial will be in State Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Horry County, a son of the late Joseph Whiteford and Lucy Watts Alford.

            He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a retired merchant.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katherine Ammons Alford of the home; three sons, Calvin Alford of Hartsville, Nelson E. Alford of Georgetown and Harry B. Alford of California; five daughters, Mrs. Margaret Barfield and Miss Dolly Alford, both of Conway, Mrs. Patricia McDaniel and Mrs. Rebecca Jolley both of Florence, and Mrs. Jacqueline Harrelson of Hartsville; four brothers, L.E. [Lewis Emerson] Alford of Tampa, Fla., P.H. [Parker Heyward] Alford, G.G. [Gilbert Gray] Alford, and Harrison Alford, all of Conway; three sisters, Mrs. Prudence Eassy and Mrs. Mamie Owens both of Greensboro, N.C., and Mrs. Lucy V. Brown of Conway; and 18 grandchildren.

 

Photos from State Branch Cemetery, Conway, Horry Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 14 May 1902.

            See the obituaries of his sons Calvin George Alford and Harry Byrd Alford; and his brother Gilbert Grey Alford in this compilation.

            On Morris’s father Joseph’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 41, a self-employed farmer living in Toddville, Horry Co., SC. He says he was born 1 June 1877, names his wife Lucy A. Alford as his nearest relative, and signs his name Joseph White Alford. AAFA lists his middle name as Whitford, but his son’s obituary and his gravestone say Whiteford.

            Morris was the brother of the late Lewis Emerson “L.E.” Alford, who donated to AAFA much of the data we have on South Carolina Alfords. L.E. died before AAFA was established, but he subscribed to About Alfords.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Morris McGee 1902 SC1, Joseph Whiteford 1877 SC2, Harrison 1843 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur about 1775 SC5.

 

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MOZELLA ALFORD DOBBINS

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, SC—Monday, 8 August 1994

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Mozella Alford Dobbins, 84, a retired teacher with Georgetown County, S.C., schools, died Sunday [August 7] in a local nursing home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Wilds Funeral Home of Georgetown.

            Mrs. Dobbins was born in Georgetown [SC], a daughter of Moses Alford and Lula Bell I. Alford. She was a graduate of Georgetown schools and Allen University. She was the widow of William S. Dobbins.

            Surviving are a son, Alexander Dobbins of Washington, D.C.; and a brother, Alex Alford of Georgetown.

 

In an article about Mozella’s brother:

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, SC—Friday, 23 September 1994

 

Peanut vendor still in hospital after stabbing

By David W. Macdougall

 

            A well-known peanut vendor remained in the intensive care unit of a Georgetown hospital Thursday after having suffered multiple stab wounds during a midday armed robbery Wednesday, police said.

            Alex Alford, 80, of Merriman Road was found lying in his car on Rhodes Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Georgetown police Sgt. Alan Walters said.

            Alford was stabbed three times in the abdomen and had multiple cuts and scrapes on his head. He was taken to Georgetown Memorial Hospital, where he underwent surgery. A hospital spokeswoman said he was in serious condition Thursday night.

            The attack has shaken the community, Walters said. “He is a well-known and well-respected figure here,” he said.

            Alford sold peanuts out of his car in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly on Highmarket Street. “He was there almost every day,” Georgetown resident Mary Logan said. “Everyone knew him.”...

 

In another article:

 

POST AND COURIER

Charleston, SC—29 September 1994

 

            Eating at a Summerville fast-food restaurant Wednesday proved unlucky for a Georgetown man wanted in the stabbing and robbery of an elderly Georgetown peanut vendor last week.

            Tyson Brave, 19, was spotted by Summerville police shortly before noon at the Hardee’s restaurant on North Main Street near the entrance to Interstate 26, said Summerville police Lt. Jeff Payton....

            Brave was wanted by Georgetown police in connection with an afternoon attack on Sept. 21 in which Alex Alford, about 80, was robbed at knifepoint and wounded in his head and abdomen, said Georgetown police Capt. Dan Furr.

            Alford was able to get to his car where he was found by a state employee who called police. Alford remained in the intensive-care unit of Georgetown Memorial Hospital, but was in fair condition Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said. Investigators were able to interview him about his attacker, Furr said....

            Alford is a familiar figure in Georgetown, where he sells peanuts from his car in a grocery store parking lot and runs a check-cashing business. He also is known for his efforts to increase black voter registration.

            He ran unsuccessfully for Georgetown City Council in the late 1960s.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mozella A. Dobbins (SS# issued in SC) was born 20 Sept 1909, last residence Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC.

            Mozelle Alford, 19, is shown as the daughter of Lou Alford in the 1920 census of Georgetown Co. SC. She had a brother Alex 17. In 1910 she was listed as Mosell Alford, six months, the daughter of Aleck and Lula B. Alford. In 1900 Alex Alford appears in Marlboro Co. as the brother of Albert Alford who was enumerated with his wife and six children.

 

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MURIEL ALFORD BUCKMASTER

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Sunday, 15 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

SENECA [Oconee Co.], SC—Muriel Alford Buckmaster, 79, of 701 Cherry St., Seneca, SC, and formerly of Sarasota, FL, died Thursday, June 12, 2003.

            Born in Mullins [Marion Co.], SC, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Clara Smith Alford.

            She was a Route Coordinator for the School System in FL.

            She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Seneca.

            She is survived by her husband: Harvey Buckmaster of Seneca; two daughters, Karen Bradley and her husband, Theron of Fairfax, VA, Luann Buckmaster of Idaho Falls, ID; four stepsons, William Buckmaster and his wife Charlet of Huddle Mills, NC, Harvey E. Buckmaster and his wife Barbara of Deltona, FL, Dell Buckmaster and his wife Linda of Newton, NJ, Duane Buckmaster and his wife Anita of Sarasota, FL; one sister, Rosalee Morgan [sic—should be Mouzon] of Charleston, SC; four brothers, Aubruy Alford of Cordel, GA, Smith Alford of Hartsville, SC, Tommy Alford of Seneca, SC, and Jerry Alford of Charleston, SC; sixteen grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be Monday, June 16, 2003 at Corinth Baptist Church, Seneca, SC with visitation to follow.... Woodlawn Funeral Home, Greenville, SC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Muriel A. Buckmaster (SS# issued in SC) was born 28 April 1924.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Clara Smith Alford; siblings Rosalee Alford Mouzon and Tommy Bloyce Alford; and uncle Edward Manuel Alford (with other relatives listed) in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Muriel 1924 SC1, Eugene M. 1898 SC2, Willis Manuel 1853 SC3, William N. 1826 SC4.

 

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MYRTLE ALFORD SANDERS

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Sunday, 29 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

            Services for Myrtle Alford Sanders will be held on Monday at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church with burial in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. She died on December 25, 2002. Leevy’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Darlington, she was the daughter of the late Granville and LeAnna Alford. Ms. Sanders was a retired educator with the Richland County School District.

            Surviving are her son, Thomas Sanders; daughter, Jocelyn Sanders; and sisters, Lillian Bowman and Cleo Yongue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtle A. Sanders (SS# issued in SC) was born 10 July 1920, last residence Columbia, Richland Co.

            See the obituaries of her siblings and Alma E. Alford Denley, Lillian Alford Bowman, Nathaniel Alford, and Sansberry Edward Alford in this compilation.

            This is an African-American family. Her father Granville and his family were enumerated in Darlington Co., SC, in each census from 1880 through 1930.

            Her lineage: Myrtle 1920 SC1, Granville 1860 SC2, Edward 1845 SC3.

 

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MYRTLE JULIETTE ALFORD MCCONNELL

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—4 January 2011

 

GEORGETOWN—Myrtle J. Alford McConnell, 92, a cherished mother and grandmother and the beloved widow of Harvey Harrison "Harry" McConnell, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, January 2, 2011, with her children at her bedside.

            Mrs. McConnell was born a daughter of William Capers Alford Sr. and Lillie Idell Finklea Alford on April 25, 1918, in Georgetown, SC. She was educated in Georgetown County and was a faithful member of Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church where she served in the Annie Lou Mozley Circle, the L&M Bunn Sunday School Class, and the Young At Heart Club. She was the epitome of a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a "Southern Lady" fulfilling the standards of Christian character and leaving a Godly Legacy for her family and friends.

            Myrtle and Harry were married on May 15, 1937, and celebrated 49 years together. From their blessed union were born eight children: Laverne (Jacqueline) McConnell, Juliette (Harold, Sr.) James, John "Johnny" (Ramona) McConnell Sr., Harriette (Frankie) Davis, Ellen (Rodney) Ward, Victoria "Vickie" (Dale) Baker, Ginger (Thomas Jr.) Hamblin and Timothy "Timmy" (Jennifer) McConnell; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

            She is also survived by one brother, Cole (Arthurleen) Alford; and one sister Ruth (Ralph) Hansen; a large extended family of nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Virginia Hearl.

            She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, a son, Laverne, and five siblings.

            Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at Herbert Memorial United Methodist Church with interment in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens, directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Michael Leonhardt.

            Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, 2011, in the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.

            Memorial may be made to the Herbert Memorial UMC, 84 Forest Ave., Georgetown, SC. McKenzie Funeral Home is honored to serve the McConnell family. Online condolences may be sent to McKenzieFH.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Myrtle Juliette Alford McConnell (SS# issued in SC), last residence Georgetown, Georgetown Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her brother Clyde Albert Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Myrtle Juliette 1918 SC1, William Capers 1877 SC2.

 

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MYRTLE KEPLEY SWICEGOOD ALFORD

 

SALISBURY POST

Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC—Thursday, 7 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

CAYCE [Lexington Co.], S.C.—Myrtle K. Swicegood Alford, 88, Cayce, died Wednesday (March 6, 2002).

            A native of Salisbury, N.C., Mrs. Alford was a daughter of the late Jacob Wesley and Annie Belle Cranford Kepley. A resident of Cayce since 1959, she retired from Berry’s on Main.

            She was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church and was active with Order of the Eastern Star and Cayce Garden Club. She was a former member of St. Andrew’s Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Hoyle Swicegood, and her second husband, William C. Alford.

            Survivors include son Stephen Swicegood, Cayce; sister Ida McIntosh, Salisbury, N.C.; and brothers Homer and Bill Kepley, both of Salisbury, N.C.

            Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Main Street United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mickey Bell and Dr. Cheryl Rhodes. Burial, 4 p.m. Friday, Rowan Memorial Park, Salisbury, N.C.

            Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myrtle K. Swicegood (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Aug 1913.

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

 

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NANCY ALFORD HYMAN

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 10 June 1954

 

            Mrs. Nancy Alford Hyman, 77, widow of Frank Hyman of Pamplico, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday [June 9] in a local hospital. She had been in declining health for a number of years.

            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Mount Elon Free Will Baptist Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Hyman was born March 28, 1877, in Florence County, a daughter of the late John and Sarah Jones Alford, both of Florence County. She was a charter member of Mount Elon Free Will Baptist Church.

            Surviving are five sons, Lowell Hyman of Florence, Rufus Hyman of Schlomb, Ala., Clarence Hyman of Greenville, Robert Hyman of Charleston and Roland Hyman of Pamplico; four daughters, Mrs. Nettie Hewitt of Florence, Mrs. C.W. Wiggins, Mrs. J.C. Hutchinson, and Mrs. Jessie Eaddy, all of Pamplico; also 51 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Mount Elon Cemetery, Pamplico, Florence Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from David McGlothlin – fcems25@yahoo.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sister Sarah Rebecca Alford Jensen (with additional notes about their parents) and her sister-in-law Bonnie Cain Alford, wife of her brother Caldwell, in this compilation.

            Mrs. Nancy Alford Hyman’s death certificate lists her birth on 28 March 1877 in Florence Co., SC, and confirms her date of death from heart disease. She was the widow of Frank Hyman and the daughter of John Alford and Sarah Jones. [South Carolina Death Records, 1821–1955 (Ancestry.com)]

            Her gravestone apparently incorrectly shows her death date as 9 July 1954.

 

1920 CENSUS

Cains (District 37), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #36:

 

William F. Hyman       head                     62      SC SC SC          farmer

Nancy                         wife                      43      SC SC SC

Nettie                          dau                       20      SC SC SC

John                             son                        18      SC SC SC

William R.                   son                        16      SC SC SC

Veathrers                     dau                       11      SC SC SC

Roland F.                    son                          9      SC SC SC

Gewel                          dau                         6      SC SC SC

Robert I.                      son                          4      SC SC SC

Sara A. Alford            mother-in-law       82      SC SC SC          widow

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Cain (District 17), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #385:

 

Frank Hyman              head                     52      SC SC SC          second marriage 14 years

                                                                                                      farmer

Nancy                         wife                      43      SC NC SC         1st marriage 14 years

                                                                                                      5 children, 5 living

Berta                           dau                       17      SC SC SC

Clyde                          son                        13      SC SC SC

Nettie M.                     dau                       10      SC SC SC

Lowell                         son                          8      SC SC SC

William R.                   son                          6      SC SC SC

Beatrice                       dau                         2      SC SC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Cains (District 32), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #451:

 

Frank W. Hyman  head      42   b. Mar 1858     SC SC SC    married 5 years            farmer

Nancy                   wife       23   b. Mar 1877     SC SC SC    2 children, 2 living

Clarence N.           son         11   b. July 1888     SC SC SC

Minesota               dau          9   b. Oct 1890     SC SC SC

Berta V.                dau          8   b. Mar 1892     SC SC SC

Andrew C.            son           3   b. Feb 1897     SC SC SC

Nettie M.               dau     9/12   b. Aug 1899    SC SC SC

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Jeffreys (District 91), Marion Co., SC, Dwelling #5:

 

J.C. Alford            head                  63   SC SC SC       farmer

Sarah A.                wife                   45   SC SC SC      

S. Rebecca            dau                    21   SC SC SC

Caldwell                son                     13   SC SC SC

Julia M.                 dau                      7   SC SC SC

Nancy                   dau                      3   SC SC SC

 

            Her lineage: Nancy 1877 SC1, John Calhoun 1818 SC2.

 

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NANCY LEE BONE SUTTLES ALFORD

 

ANDERSON INDEPENDENT-MAIL

Anderson, Anderson Co., SC—Friday, 21 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

July 15, 1940—March 18, 2003

 

CHARLESTON [Charleston Co.]—Nancy Lee Bone Alford, 62, of Manor House, formerly of Anderson, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at 5 Med Park PRMH in Columbia.

            Born in Jefferson (Jackson County), she was a housewife and was of the Baptist faith.

            Surviving are widower, Bob Alford of Anderson; daughters, Lisa Suttles Owens of Charleston and Kimberley Suttles Nash of Batesburg; sisters, Betty Bone and Martha Adams, both of Anderson; half sister, Lorraine Ray of Cayce; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            She was the daughter of the late James L. Bone and Susie Bone. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Hinson; her first husband Robert Lee Suttles; and a grandson, James Owens.

            Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodlawn Funeral Home by the Rev. Phil Sears and Elder Frank Norris; burial will be in South Lawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The McDougald Funeral Home.

            Family members will be at their respective homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 July 1940.

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

 

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NANCY SUSANNA BROWN ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Monday, 24 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

MULLINS [Marion Co.]—Services for Nancy Susanna Brown Alford, 94, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 25, 2003, at the chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home....

            Burial will follow in Cedardale Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be: David Wensil, James Strickland, Carl Smith, Ben Haigh, Burke Drew and Colby Strickland....

            Mrs. Alford, the widow of Edward Manuel Alford, died on Sunday, February 23, 2003, in Marion County Medical Center. Born on September 16, 1908 in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late William Joseph Brown and Martha Catherine “Mattie” Shelley Brown.

            An avid genealogist, she recently published a book entitled A Family History. It was a culmination of more than 40 years of research reaching back to the 1700’s and including the Brown, Fowler, Shelley, and Williamson families.

            Surviving are her daughters, Elsie A. Drew Williams of Mullins, Kathryn A. McCormick and her husband, Malcolm, of Nichols, and Ann A. Fowler and her husband, Fred, of Mullins; daughter-in-law, Mrs. James E. (Hazel) Alford of Bradenton, Florida; sister, Mrs. Ernest (Nina) Jones of Mullins; grandchildren, Nanette McCormick Strickland, Michael McCormick, Teresa Fowler Smith, Brenda Fowler Wensil, Rick Fowler, Gwen Drew Haigh, Jim Drew, Johnny Drew, and Lonnis Drew; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            A son, James Edward Alford, and a brother, Willie Arthur Brown, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm birth and death dates for Susanna B. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

            See the obituaries of her husband, Edward Manuel Alford; and children Elsie Alford Drew Williams and James Edward “J.E.” Alford in this compilation.

 

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NAOMI COVINGTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Saturday, 18 November 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Naomi Covington Alford, 77, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, at McLeod Hospice House in Florence.

            Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, in Carolina Presbyterian Church with burial in the church cemetery directed by Cooper Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

            Born May 2, 1929, in Marlboro County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas L. Covington and Alina McGee Covington. She was a member of Carolina Presbyterian Church and was the widow of Neil Edward Alford.

            Survivors include her children, Linda Alford Martin of Dillon, Elaine Alford and fiance Roy Nichols of Hendersonville, N.C., Thomas (Sarah) Alford of Virginia Beach, Va., and Faith (Mark) Mew of Dillon; sisters, Geneva Rhinefield of Laurinburg, N.C., Mary Lou Covington of Cheraw, Dorothy Covington of Hamlet, N.C., and Judy Lowe of Rock Hill; brothers, Frank Covington of Laurinburg, N.C., Harold Covington of Hamlet, N.C., Bill Covington of Statesville, N.C., and Ed Covington of Charlotte, N.C.; sister-in-law, Polly Alford McIntyre of Dillon; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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NATHAN ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 11 February 2010

 

            Nathan Alford, 77, died Monday, February 8, 2010, in a boating accident on Black River in Williamsburg County

            Mr. Alford was born in Florence County on August 12, 1932, a son of the late Ellie Parker Alford and Alice Hyman Alford. He grew up in Florence County, served in the U. S. Army, and was a graduate of Andrews High School. Mr. Alford retired as Market Manager after forty years employment with the Andrews Piggly Wiggly. He also was a farmer for most of his life. Mr. Alford was a member and Deacon of Andrews Presbyterian Church.

            Mr. Alford was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Ann Kennedy Alford.

            Surviving are: a son Andrew S. Alford (Vivian) of Goldsboro, N. C.; three brothers, Rutledge Alford (Kizzie), Ethridge Alford (Dora), and John Henry Alford (Mary), all of Andrews; a sister, Evelyn Swails of Andrews; two grandchildren, Sarah Wyse and Jenny Alford, both of Goldsboro, N. C.

            Funeral services will be two o’clock Friday afternoon, February 12, 2010, at Andrews Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. William Stockton. Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery.

            Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.

            The family will receive friends at the Andrews Presbyterian Church Thursday evening, February 11, 2010, from six until eight.

            The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nathan Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Andrews, Georgetown Co., SC.

            See the obituary of his wife, Patricia Ann Kennedy Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Nathan 1932 SC1, Ellie Parker 1892 SC2, John William 1844 SC3.

 

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NATHANIEL ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Friday, 5 April 1968

 

DARLINGTON [Darlington Co.]—Funeral services for Nathaniel Alford of Rt. 2, Darlington, will be conducted Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Macedonia Baptist Church.... Burial, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home will be in Darlington City Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathaniel Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 27 Dec 1904 and died _____ Apr 1968.

            See the obituaries of his siblings and Alma E. Alford Denley, Lillian Alford Bowman, Myrtle Alford Sanders, and Sansberry Edward Alford in this compilation.

            This is an African-American family. His father, Granville Alford, and his family were enumerated in Darlington Co., SC, in each census from 1880 through 1930.

            His lineage: Nathaniel Alford 1904 SC1, Granville 1860 SC2, Edward 1845 SC3.

 

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NEIL EDWARD ALFORD

 

DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 13 January 1981

 

            Services were held Monday at Carolina Presbyterian Church of Neil Edward Alford, 53, who died Sunday [January 11] at his home after a short illness.

            Born in Dillon County, he was a son of the late Graham and Martha Usher Alford. He was a carpenter.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Naomi Covington Alford; a son, Thomas Graham Alford, U. S. Rangers, serving in the Persian Gulf; three daughters: Mrs. Linda Martin, Rock Hill; Mrs. Elaine Boyer, Asheville, N.C.; Mrs. Faith Mew, Dillon; a sister, Mrs. Martha (Polly) Alford Bracey, Dillon; three grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neil Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 July 1927. His death date is listed as Jan 1981.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Naomi Covington Alford; and his father, Graham Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Neil Edward 1927 SC1, Graham Brown 1883 SC2, James Wellington 1850 SC3, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC4, Elias 1779 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NEIL HERBERT ALFORD, JR.

 

[Although he died in VA, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to SC.]

 

DAILY PROGRESS

Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA—Tuesday, 23 October 2007

 

 

            Neill Herbert Alford, Jr., professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, died Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Charlottesville. He was 88.

            He was born July 13, 1919, in Greenville, S.C., the only child of the late Neill Herbert Alford Sr. and the late Elizabeth Robertson Alford.

            He was a distinguished legal scholar and teacher, a loving husband, an imaginative father, a devoted grandfather, and a thoughtful son and son-in-law. He will be remembered for his integrity, unpretentious manner, keen mind, kindness and generosity, adventurous spirit, and good sense of humor.

            He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Talbot Smith Alford, whom he married on June 26, 1943, in Columbus, Ga.

            He also is survived by three children, Neill H. Alford, III of Virginia Beach and his wife, Pattie; Margaret Dudley Alford Cloud of Hillsborough, N.C., and her husband, Bill; and Eli Thomas Stackhouse Alford of Raleigh, N.C., and his wife, Anne. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Diane Elizabeth Alford Croce and her husband, Andrew, of Springfield, Va.; Eli T.S. Alford, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; and Lindsay Talbot Alford Ramspott and her husband, Jason, of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and one great-grandson, Walker Merritt Ramspott.

            Prof. Alford earned a B.A. in history from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1940; an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1947; and a J.S.D. (doctoral degree) from Yale University Law School in 1966. He was a Sterling Fellow at Yale in 1950-51 and a Ford Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 1958.

            He joined the University of Virginia law faculty in the fall of 1947 and spent most of his career at Virginia, teaching there from 1947 to 1974 and from 1976 until his retirement in 1990. He was Doherty Foundation professor of law from 1966 to 1974 and Percy Brown Jr. professor of law from 1976 to 1990.

            He was a gifted teacher whose lively law lectures were remembered vividly years later by former students. He taught courses including trusts and estates, international law, professional responsibility (ethics), legal history, tax law and insurance law.

            From 1961 to 1962, he held the Chair of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.; he was a consultant for the war college from 1962 to 1968.

            From 1974 to 1976, he was dean of the law school and Joseph Henry Lumpkin professor of law at the University of Georgia.

            He was Lehman distinguished visiting professor of law at Washington University (St. Louis) in 1991; DrinkoBaker & Hostetler professor of law at Ohio State University in 1992; and a visiting professor at the Washington and Lee University law school in 1992.

            He was a summer law teacher at George Washington University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Alabama.

            He was chairman of the board of directors of the University Press of Virginia from 1970 to 1974 and from 1987 to 1989. He also served on numerous university committees.

            In 1990, he received the University of Virginia’s Raven Award in recognition of excellence in service and contributions to the university.

            At the University of Virginia, he was special counsel to the president and was legal adviser to the rector and board of visitors from 1972 to 1974. In this position, he was attorney for the university and its hospital.

            He was state reporter (the editor of court opinions) for the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977 to 1984. He was special counsel to the Virginia Code Commission from 1954 to 1957.

            He was the author of a book, Modern Economic Warfare: Law and the Naval Participant (1967); and co-author of a widely used law casebook, Cases and Materials on Decedents Estates and Trusts (Ritchie, Alford and Effland; 8th edition, 1993). He also wrote numerous legal articles for professional journals.

            After he retired from teaching, he practiced law in Charlottesville from 1991 to 1997 as counsel to Slaughter & Redinger (later Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove).

            During his career, he provided thousands of hours of free legal assistance to people from all walks of life.

            He was a fellow of the Virginia Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the Selden Society, the American Society for Legal History, the Selden Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of the Coif, Phi Alpha Delta, the Raven Society, and the Colonnade Club.

            He served on active duty in the Army as an infantry officer from 1941 to 1946. He was deployed to Europe in December 1944 with the Army’s 65th Infantry Division and fought in France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge for his service. After the war ended, he remained on Army duty in Europe. He oversaw displaced persons camps near Linz, Austria, being responsible at the age of 25 for the welfare of 225,000 people. Later, he was the officer in charge of the Allied military government in Berchtesgaden, Germany. He returned to the United States in March 1946 and was discharged from active duty at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in the Army Reserve from 1946 to 1969, commanding a civil affairs unit in Charlottesville for many years. He retired at the rank of colonel in 1969.

            He loved reading, especially history. He also liked traveling and was an energetic person who walked to work and took his family on camping trips and other adventures. While in law school in 1941, he walked from Charlottesville to Scottsville one day to prepare for Army infantry duty. He liked animals and cared for dogs, cats and other creatures over the years. He never found a home or yard project that was too difficult. He was a gifted woodworker who repaired, refinished and built furniture.

            The Alford family thanks David L. Morris, MD, for his compassionate care of Mr. Alford. The family also thanks the staffs of the Martha Jefferson House Infirmary and the Hospice of the Piedmont for their kindness and skillful care.

            Memorial contributions may be made to The Citadel Foundation (The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409); to Brookgreen Gardens, a garden and wildlife preserve that Mr. Alford loved (Brookgreen Gardens, P.O. Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585); or to an organization of one’s choice.

            A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

 

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MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 25 October 2007

 

            Neill Herbert Alford, Jr., professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, died Oct. 20, 2007, in Charlottesville, Va. He was 88.

            He was born July 13, 1919, in Greenville, S.C., the only child of the late Neill Herbert Alford Sr. and the late Elizabeth Robertson Alford.

            He was a distinguished legal scholar and teacher, a loving husband, an imaginative father, a devoted grandfather, and a thoughtful son and son-in-law. He will be remembered for his integrity, unpretentious manner, keen mind, kindness and generosity, adventurous spirit, and good sense of humor.

            He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Talbot Smith Alford, whom he married on June 26, 1943, in Columbus, Ga.

            He also is survived by three children, Neill H. Alford, III of Virginia Beach, Va., and his wife, Pattie; Margaret Alford Cloud of Hillsborough, N.C., and her husband, Bill; and Eli Thomas Stackhouse Alford of Raleigh, N.C., and his wife, Anne. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Diane Alford Croce and her husband, Andrew, of Springfield, Va.; Eli T.S. Alford, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; and Lindsay Alford Ramspott and her husband, Jason, of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and one great-grandson, Walker Merritt Ramspott.

            Prof. Alford earned a B.A. in history from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1940; an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1947; and a J.S.D. (doctoral degree) from Yale University Law School in 1966. He was a Sterling Fellow at Yale in 1950-51 and a Ford Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 1958.

            He taught at the University of Virginia Law School from 1947 to 1974 and from 1976 until his retirement in 1990. He was Doherty Foundation professor of law from 1966 to 1974 and Percy Brown Jr. professor of law from 1976 to1990.

            He was a gifted teacher whose lively law lectures were remembered vividly years later by former students. He taught courses including trusts and estates, international law, professional responsibility (ethics), legal history, tax law and insurance law.

            From 1961 to 1962, he held the Chair of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.; he was a consultant for the war college from 1962 to 1968.

            From 1974 to 1976, he was dean of the law school and Joseph Henry Lumpkin professor of law at the University of Georgia.

            At the University of Virginia, he was special counsel to the president and was legal adviser to the rector and board of visitors from 1972 to 1974. In this position, he was attorney for the university and its hospital. He was state reporter (the editor of court opinions) for the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977 to 1984.

            In 1990, he received the University of Virginias Raven Award in recognition of excellence in service and contributions to the university.

            He was the author of a book, Modern Economic Warfare: Law and the Naval Participant (1967); and co-author of a widely used law casebook, Cases and Materials on Decedents Estates and Trusts (Ritchie, Alford and Effland; 8th edition, 1993).

            After he retired from teaching, he practiced law in Charlottesville from 1991 to 1997 as counsel to Slaughter & Redinger (later Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove).

            During his career, he provided thousands of hours of free legal assistance to people from all walks of life.

            He served on active duty in the Army as an infantry officer from 1941 to 1946. He was deployed to Europe in December 1944 with the Army’s 65th Infantry Division and fought in France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge for his service.

After the war ended, he remained on Army duty in Europe. He oversaw displaced persons camps near Linz, Austria, being responsible at the age of 25 for the welfare of 225,000 people. Later, he was the officer in charge of the Allied military government in Berchtesgaden, Germany. He returned to the United States in March 1946 and was discharged from active duty at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in the Army Reserve from 1946 to 1969, commanding a civil affairs unit in Charlottesville for many years. He retired at the rank of colonel in 1969.

            Memorial contributions may be made to The Citadel Foundation (The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409); to Brookgreen Gardens, a garden and wildlife preserve that Mr. Alford loved (Brookgreen Gardens, P.O. Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585); or to an organization of ones choice.

            A graveside service will be held at the Alford Cemetery at Minturn on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. Cooper Funeral Home of Dillon is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held in Charlottesville at a later date.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 24 October 2007

 

By Jeremy Slayton

Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

 

            Neill Herbert Alford Jr. was always quick to offer a helping hand.

            Whether teaching his students the finer points of law or trapping a raccoon loose in a neighbor’s house, Mr. Alford was there when people needed him.

            “He just never made a fuss about what he was doing, he just helped people,” said his daughter, Margaret Alford Cloud of Hillsborough, N.C.

            Mr. Alford, a professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, once paid back taxes on a house that a woman who worked in Virginia’s law school inherited from a family member. He also straightened out the legal problems so she was able to keep the house, Margaret Cloud said.

            That’s just who he was -- a man with a big heart who was “very generous with his talents and his time,” she added.

            Mr. Alford, who taught in Virginia’s law school for 41 years and retired in 1990, died after a period of declining health in a Charlottesville nursing home. He was 88.

            With a deep Southern drawl, Mr. Alford was a commanding presence in the classroom and was well-respected by students and colleagues alike.

            His use of storytelling and anecdotes helped bring the material he was teaching to life, said former student and current U.Va. law professor A.E. Dick Howard.

            “[Mr. Alford] taught cases and legal concepts in terms that would have a story behind it, so we could relate to it,” said former student Suzan Moore, who added that Mr. Alford had the most impact on her life of any teacher she had.

            Mr. Alford, whose teaching career began in 1947, taught courses ranging from trusts and estates to international law.

            He was so well-regarded that students “wanted to be in Alford’s class,” said former Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas.

            While teaching at U.Va., Mr. Alford also served as special counsel to the president of the university and was legal adviser to the rector and board of visitors from 1972-74. He also was state reporter, a job that required him to edit opinions, for the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977-1984.

            He received the Raven Award in 1990 in recognition of his excellence in service and contributions to the university.

            A native of Greenville, S.C., Mr. Alford served as an officer in the Army during World War II. At the end of the war, he remained in Europe and oversaw a camp for displaced people near Linz, Austria, where he was responsible for the lives of 250,000 people, his daughter said.

            An avid reader, Mr. Alford earned a bachelor’s in history from The Citadel in 1940. That love of history never waned as he continued to read books on history and often took his family to battlefields and other historical places.

            In addition to his daughter, Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Smith Alford of Charlottesville; two sons, Neill H. Alford III of Virginia Beach and Eli T.S. Alford of Raleigh; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

            A memorial service will be held in Charlottesville at a later date.

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Neill H. Alford (SS# issued in VA).

            See the obituary of his father, Neill Herbert Alford, Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Neill Herbert 1919 SC1, Neill Herbert 1880 SC2, Neill Little 1848 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NEILL HERBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

[Although he died in VA, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to SC.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 16 November 1969

 

MARION—Neill Herbert Alford, 89, a native of Marion, died Friday in Charlottesville, Va.

            Funeral services will be conducted at Alford Cemetery near Dillon Monday at 2 p.m.

            Mr. Alford spent most of his life in Greenville and later moved to Orange, Va.

            He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Robinson Alford, and a son, N.H. Alford, both of Charlottesville; three grandchildren; a sister, Miss Lillian Alford of Marion; and a brother, Thomas Lee of Darlington.

 

23361887_119743708620Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neill Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 21 Sept 1880 and died _____ Nov 1969, last residence Orange, Orange Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his son, Neill Herbert Alford, Jr.; and his siblings Lillian Alford and Thomas Lee Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Elizabeth Robertson Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Neill Herbert 1880 SC1, Neill Little 1848 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NEILL KENNETH ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 21 August 2007

 

COLUMBIA—Funeral services for Neill Kenneth Alford, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. J. Blaney Pridgen, III, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall at the church after the burial.

            Mr. Alford died August 19, 2007. He was the son of the late Neill and Sally Alford. Surviving are his wife, Louise Williams Alford; his daughter, Amy Leigh Alford; his son, Stephen Neill Alford; and his godchildren, Brandon Bickley, Nicholas Lombardo and Anna Lombardo.

            Mr. Alford had retired as a vice president of AgFirst Farm Credit Bank.

            The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 170 St. Andrew’s Road, Columbia, SC 29210.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neill Kenneth Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 December 1935.

            See the obituary of his mother, Sally Howard Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NETTIE ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Friday, 20 June 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

LAKE CITY [Florence Co.]—Services for Nettie Alford, 104, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, with burial in Rest Lawn Cemetery. Green’s Funeral Home is in charge.

            Ms. Alford died Monday [June 16]. Born in Williamsburg County, she was a daughter of the late Archie and Rachel Alford.

            Surviving are daughter-in-law, Helen Alford of Lake City; grandchildren, LaRue Alford, Archie Alford Jr., Caroline Alford and Clementine Jenkins, all of Lake City; six great-grandchildren; and adopted daughter, Gertie Moore of Lake City; nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anettie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 29 Aug 1896.

 

 

1930 CENSUS

Lake City (District 28), Florence Co., SC, Dwelling #226:

 

Rachel Alford           head      B           70   SC SC SC       no occupation

Nettie                          dau      B           37   SC SC SC       servant in private home

Ruby                           dau      B           25   SC SC SC       servant for private family

Archie                 grandson      B             8   SC SC SC

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Ridge (District 148), Williamsburg Co., SC, Dwelling #258:

 

Archie Alford            head      B           65   NC NC NC     farmer

Rachel                        wife      B           47   SC SC SC

Nettie                          dau      B           18   SC NC SC

Ruby                           dau      B           16   SC NC SC

 

 

1910 CENSUS

Ridge (District 106), Williamsburg Co., SC, Dwelling #65:

 

Archy Alford            head      B           64   NC NC NC     farmer

                                                                                             3rd marriage 15 years

Rachel                        wife      B           47   SC SC SC       11 children, 7 living

                                                                                             2nd marriage 15 years

Lizzie                          dau      B           30   SC NC SC

Mabel                          dau      B           20   SC NC SC

John L.                         son      B           15   SC NC SC

Hskly H.                      son      B           14   SC NC SC

Nettie                          dau      B           13   SC NC SC

Gaina                           dau      B           11   SC NC SC

Ruby                           dau      B             9   SC NC SC

James                           son      B        4/12   SC NC SC

 

 

1900 CENSUS

Ridge (District 118), Williamsburg Co., SC, Dwelling #270:

 

Archie Alford      head      B     50    b. May 1850      SC SC SC       farmer

                                                                                                            m. 12 years

Rachel                  wife      B     37    b. Nov 1862      SC SC SC       8 children, 7 living

Eliza                      dau      B     21     b. Apr 1879      SC SC SC

Hannah                  dau      B     18     b. Dec 1881      SC SC SC

Samuel                   son      B     12      b. Jan 1884      SC SC SC

John W.                 son      B     17     b. Dec 1882      SC SC SC

Lela                       dau      B     10      b. Jan 1890      SC SC SC

Mabelle                 dau      B       9    b. Nov 1890      SC SC SC

Leenon S.              son      B       8     b. Feb 1892      SC SC SC

John                       son      B       7     b. Dec 1893      SC SC SC

Hurbert                  son      B       5     b. Feb 1895      SC SC SC

Nettie                    dau      B       3    b. Aug 1896      SC SC SC

Susan                     dau      B       1    b. Sept 1898      SC SC SC

 

 

1880 CENSUS

Ridge (District 139), Williamsburg Co., SC, Dwelling #204:

 

Archie Alford            head      B           25   SC SC SC       farm laborer

Annette                      wife      B           22   SC SC SC      

Victoria                       dau      B             5   SC SC SC

Ann A.                        dau      B             3   SC SC SC

Sarah                           dau      B             1   SC SC SC

 

            Her lineage: Nettie 1896 SC1, Archie 1855 SC2.

 

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NICKOLAS WAYNE ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 24 February 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

NICHOLS [Marion Co.]—Nickolas Wayne Alford, infant son of Jerry Wayne and Ruby Athena Norris Alford, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

            Nickolas was born Feb. 12, 2006 in Marion.

            Surviving Nickolas in addition to his parents of Nichols are his paternal grandparents, Jerry C. Alford and his wife, Frankie, of Marion, and Betty Kallam and her husband, David, of Eden, N.C.; his maternal grandparents, Ricky R. Norris and his wife, Terry, of Conway and Rhonda Jean Moore and her husband, James, of Mullins; his paternal great-grandmother, Helen Lovings of Reidsville, N.C.; and his maternal great-grandparents, Donnie and Ruby Norris of Nichols.

            Nickolas was predeceased by his paternal great-grandfather, Audrey Lovings; and maternal great-grandparents, Charlie Mae and Bishop Floyd.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery....

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Duford, Hory Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA is not able to identify this family.

 

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NORA ALFORD ATKINSON

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Monday, 20 March 1967

 

Photo

 

CLIO—Mrs. Nora Atkinson, 89, widow of Daniel J. Atkinson, died Sunday morning at a rest home in Bennettsville.

            Born in Dillon County, daughter of J.W. and Flora Jane McPaul Alford, she spent most of her life in the Carolina community and was a member of the Carolina Presbyterian Church.

            Funeral services will be held in the Carolina Presbyterian Church Monday at 4 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery....

            She is survived by one son, J. Alford Atkinson of Clio and Myrtle Beach; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive....

 

 

Photos from Carolina Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carolina, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. AAFA has her as Lenora Alford.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Daniel Alexander Alford, Graham Brown Alford, Harriett Alford Smith, and Mary Frances Alford Weatherly in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Nora 1877 SC1, James Wellington 1842 NC2, Benjamin Lee 1809 NC3, Elias 1779 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NORWOOD ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Thursday, 6 September 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

GEORGETOWN [Georgetown Co.]—Norwood Alford, 85, widower of Letha Martin Alford, died Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

            He was born November 5, 1921 in Horry County, South Carolina, son of the late Haywood Alford and the late Nellie Barnhill Alford.

            Mr. Alford was retired from International Paper Company after 32 years of service. He worked as the No. 1 Gate Security Chief on the afternoon shift, and as the supervisor of the Main Gate.

            He was of the Protestant faith.

            Surviving Mr. Alford are three sons, Ronald Alford and his wife, Anne, of Greenville, Hoyt Alford and his wife, Velma, of Rockingham, N.C. and David Alford of Walterboro; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews....

            Funeral services were held 4 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2007, in Graham Funeral Home Chapel.... Entombment followed in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

            Please sign a guest book and send condolences to the family at grahamfuneralhome.org and MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

            Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Ste. 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813....

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Letha G. Martin Alford, and his father, Haywood Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Norwood 1912 SC1, Haywood 1879 SC2, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC3, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC4, John B. 1780 NC5, William 1760 NC6.

 

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NUBEN CHARLIE ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 2 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

GEORGETOWN—Services for Nuben “Charlie” Alford, 88, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Greater St. Stephen AME Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is at 6 tonight at Wilds’ Daughter Home For Funerals, Courtyard Chapel.

            Mr. Alford died December 31, 2001. Born in Georgetown, he was a son of the late Willie Sr. and Rachel Moultrie Alford. He was a member of Greater St. Stephen AME Church.

            Surviving are daughter, Charlenna Franklin, son, Charles Burrage, Sr., sister, Florence Hicks, and brother, Raymond Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 2 January 1913, last residence Georgetown, Georgetown Co.

            See the obituary of his sister Florence Alford Hicks (with census reports) in this compilation.

            This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Nuben Charlie 1913 SC1, Willie James 1895 SC2.

 

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OLA ALFORD AUSTIN

 

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home

York, York Co., SC—_____ October 2007

 

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            Ola Alford Austin, 97, of White Oak Manor, died October 2, 2007 at home. She was born on July 10, 1910 in Horry County, SC, to the late Luke and Mary Rabin Alford.

            FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM Friday at Sisk-Butler Funeral Home Chapel, Bessemer City.

            VISITATION: 6:30-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.

            INTERMENT: Lakeview Memory Gardens, Filbert [York Co.] SC.

            Ola was retired from Firestone Textiles after more than 20 years of service.

            SURVIVORS: brothers: Luke Alford of Gastonia, Thurman Alford of McColl, SC; granddaughter: Leslie Boyd of Clover, SC; 3 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; granddaughter-in-law: Janette Austin; a number of nieces and nephews.

            PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: husband: Gaither Austin; sons: Tee-nee Austin, Billy Austin; brother: Milton Alford; grandson: Van Austin; great-grandson: Brian Austin....

 

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

 

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OLA FRANCES HUGGINS ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Wednesday, 14 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2005

 

[A very similar article appeared the same day in The State, Columbia, SC.]

 

DILLON [Dillon Co.]—Ola Huggins Alford, 81, widow of Julius Thomas Alford and formerly of Aynor [Horry Co.], died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at McLeod Regional Medical Center after an illness.

            She was born Aug. 3, 1921 [SSDI records show 1920], in Horry County, a daughter of the late Sam and Nettie Jordan Huggins.

            She worked for Anvil Knitwear for 20 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church where she was a member of the WMU.

            Survivors include three daughters, Ida Mae Jackson of Dillon, Linda Berry of Dillon, formerly of North Myrtle Beach, and Helen Martin and her husband, Rudolph, of Aynor; five grandchildren, William Carl Berry Jr., Julius Michael Alford Jr., Brandi Cannon, Michelle Martin and Carlon Martin; five great-grandchildren; a step-grandchild, Tracy Hucks; and a sister, Marie Huggins of Conway.

            She was predeceased by a son, Julius Michael Alford; and a daughter, Audrey Ann Alford.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Cox-Collins Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel…. Burial will be in Rehoboth United Methodist Church Cemetery [Galivants Ferry, Horry Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ola F. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 3 August 1920. She is not listed with her family in 1920, and she is age 7 in 1930—both Galivants Ferry, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Julius Thomas Alford; and her children Audrey Ann Alford, Linda Alford Berry, and Julius Michael Alford in this compilation.

 

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OLLIE HARRIS ALFORD

 

[A similar obituary was published the same day in The Sun News (SC).]

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Thursday, 10 May 2007

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

            Ollie Harris Alford, 94, of Murrells Inlet [Georgetown Co.], S.C., formerly of Roanoke, Va., died Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at her home. Born in Abanda, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Pierce and Ollie Higgins Harris.

            Mrs. Alford was a loving, caring and Godly wife, mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother. She always cared more for the needs of others than herself. She was a faithful member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church and previously First Baptist Church of Roanoke, Va.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Reuben Alford; brothers, John Harris, Theo Harris and Bill Harris and sisters, Herd Sherrill and Cornelia Enloe.

            Surviving are daughter, Marie Aker and her husband Tom of Murrells Inlet; granddaughters, Deborah Baucom and her husband Jim of McLean, Va. and Amy Rankin and her husband, Michael of Nashville, Tenn.; greatgrandchildren, Marlee and Kelly Baucom and Spencer Rankin; niece, Gwen Wyatt; nephews, Lee Enloe, Richard Harris, Warren Harris, Joe Harris and William Sherrill and special friend, Angie Campbell.

            Services will be 11 a.m., Friday, May 11, 2007 at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church with visitation one hour prior to services. Interment will follow in the church cemetery....

            Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ollie Harris Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 7 July 1912.

 

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ORA MAE BAKER ALFORD

Aunt of Gladys Alford Everhardt, AAFA #0273

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Tuesday, 13 January 1998

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Services for Ora Mae Baker Alford will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Rehobeth United Methodist church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7-9 tonight at Meares Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Joseph Valine Alford, died Sunday [January 11]. Born in Horry County, she was a daughter of the late Mellie and Calvin Baker.

            Surviving are grands, Wanda Smith of Guam, Debbie Exum of Florence, Donnie Smith of Murrells Inlet, Maj. Wade Smith of Parker Heights, Texas, Mickey Sarvis of Hope Mills, N.C., Jean Peele of Darlington, Mike Alford of Alabama; great-grands and great-great-grands.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband Joseph Valine Alford in this compilation.

            Joseph and Ora’s 3 children predeceased Ora.

 

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PATRICIA ANN HOLDEN SMITH ALFORD

 

HORRY INDEPENDENT

Conway, Horry Co., SC—Tuesday, 16 September 1980

 

            Services for Patricia Ann Holden Alford, 31, were held Monday in Goldfinch Funeral Home with burial in Old Neck Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford wife of Harry Byrd Alford died Friday afternoon [Sept 12] in a local hospital following a long illness.

            Born in Marion County, she was a daughter of Robert Lee and Elwood Benson Holden. Prior to her illness, she was associated with Stilley Plywood Company.

            Surviving are her husband, E/6 Harry Bryd Alford, USN of Conway; two sons Ernest Junior Smith and Stevie Wayne Smith of Conway; a daughter Michelle Lynn Alford of Florence; her mother and father of Conway; a brother Lee Holden of Conway; three sisters Mrs. Donald (Margaret) Altman, Mrs. Charles (Bonnie) Cooper, and Mrs. Kenny (Wanda) Altman of Conway; and a half sister Mary Harp of Augusta, GA.

 

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Photo from Old Neck Cemetery, Brittons Neck, Marion Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Richardson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 3 Apr 1949, last residence Conway, Horry Co., SC.

            See the obituary of her husband, Harry Byrd Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PATRICIA ANN KENNEDY ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Monday, 7 March 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

ANDREWS [Georgetown Co.]—Patricia ‘‘Pat’’ Ann Kennedy Alford, 68, died Saturday, March 5, 2005, at home.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 7, 1936 in New Zion [Clarendon Co.]. She was the daughter of the late Wilbur Edward and Rubye Evans Kennedy. A graduate of East Clarendon High School in Turbeville and the University of South Carolina, she retired from teaching in Williamsburg and Georgetown Counties. Mrs. Alford wrote ‘‘Scratching the Surface,’’ a brief history and genealogy of the families of William J. Morris, Andrew Jackson Morris, and Julius Harvin Morris.

            Surviving, besides her husband Nathan Alford, are one son, Andrew Scott Alford (Vivian) and their two daughters, Sarah Wyse and Jenny Alford, all of Dallas, N.C.; one sister, Jean Claire Kennedy Burttram Gibbons (Bob) of New Zion; and many nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be Monday, Mar. 7, at 2 p.m. at the Andrews Presbyterian Church.... Burial will follow in Andrews Memorial Cemetery....

            The Andrews Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia K. Alford (SS# issued in SC).

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

 

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PATRICK HENRY ALFORD

 

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT

Orangeburg, Orangeburg Co., SC—Friday, 4 June 2010

 

            Patrick Henry Alford, 83, of 153 Deneaux Road, Rowesville [Orangeburg Co.], died Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Lexington Medical Center after a brief illness.

            Private services were held by the family.

            Thompson Funeral Home Inc. in Orangeburg is in charge of the arrangements.

            He was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Ervin Alford and the late Magdelene Kuffel Alford. He was preceded in death by a son, David Alford; a grandson, Eric Alford; a great-grandson, Nathaniel Walker; three sisters and a brother.

            Survivors include two daughters, Susan A., and Jonathan, Rocheleau of Rowesville, and Margaret Barker of St. Matthews; sister Evelyn Karn of St. Paul, Minn.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be made to Heartstrings Hospice, 115 Blarney Dr., Columbia, SC 29223.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patrick Henry Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence St. Matthews, Calhoun Co., SC.

            We included the obituary of his sister Teresa M. Alford Yarbrough (with genealogical notes) in New Mexico Obituaries; and sisters Ester May Alford Roth and Barbara Mary Alford Kuhrke in Minnesota Obituaries.

            His lineage: Patrick Henry 1926 NY1, Frederick Christopher 1897 WI2, Charles 1865 WI3, Sanford 1822 NY4, Asahel 1787 MA5.

 

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PAUL LESTER ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Rock Hill, York Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2008

 

LANCASTER [Lancaster Co.]—Paul Lester Alford, 67, of Robert Kirk Road, died on Sunday, February 27, 2005, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.

            The funeral was held on March 1, 2005, at Cauthen Funeral Home Lancaster Chapel. Burial was in Lancaster Memorial Park.

            Surviving are his wife, Len