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TEXAS OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

First Names A through J

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 22 NOVEMBER 2013

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832) (DNA Group One)

 

2. Descendants of John Redden Alford 1820 SC–1895 TX (DNA Group Two)

 

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

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

 

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

 

5. Probable Known Descendants of Benjamin Alford b. about 1740 NC (DNA Group unknown)

 

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

 

7. Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds (DNA Group One)

 

8. Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller (DNA Group Two)

 

9. Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall (DNA Group unknown)

 

10. Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan (DNA Group One)

 

11. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia (DNA Group Two)

 

12. Known Descendants of David Turner Alfred (1813 VA–1880 TX) & Mary Scott Crowson (DNA Group unknown)

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

TX Births: Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997

TX Marriages: Texas Marriage Collection, 1814–1909 and 1966–2011

TX Deaths: Texas Death Index, 1903–2000

TX Divorces: Texas Divorce Index, 1968–2011

 

Also FamilySearch.org:

 

FamilySearch Texas Birth Certificates, 1903–1935 [with images of birth certificates]

FamilySearch Texas Marriages, 1837–1973 [no images]

FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964–1998 and 1903–2000 [no images]

FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976 and 1977–1986 [with images of death certificates]

                                           

 

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A.V. MILLER ALFORD

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Wednesday, 19 September 2007

 

            Services for A.V. Miller Alford will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berry & Gardner Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Dennis Hardaway and Cephus McMillan officiating. Burial will be in Musgrove Cemetery, Enterprise [Clarke Co., MS].

            Mr. Alford, 24, of Mesquite, Texas, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, in Dallas, Texas. He was employed by Baylor Medical Center, Dallas.

            Survivors include his parents, Sylvia D. Alford and A.V. “Baby Ray” Miller, both of Meridian; a sister, Collette L. Green of Meridian; and his fiancé, Kelly Oneal of Mesquite.

            Visitation will be held Friday, from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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AARON OTTO BURLESON ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam County, TX—____ July 1977

 

            Funeral services for Aaron A. Alford, 75, were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Phillips and Luckey Chapel with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

            Revs. Allison Joyce and M.E. Brown officiated.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday at Manor Oaks Nursing Home after a long illness.

            He was born Feb. 6. 1902 in Forest Grove. Mr. Alford was a retired farmer and rancher. He and Willie Mae Boothe were married in 1925 in Rockdale.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Alford; two sons, John Alford of Rockdale and Lee H. Alford of Thorndale; two daughters, Mrs. Curtis Caffey of Rockdale and Mrs. Willine Howarth of Memphis, Tenn.; also five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews.

            Mr. Alford was a member of First Christian Church.

            Pall bearers were C.E. Alford, L.W. Alford, Gene Kyle, Emery Alford, Lee Keen and Frank Alford.

 

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Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1977) dates of A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Willie Mae Boothe Alford; parents, Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson; children John Thomas Alford, Lee Hurst Alford, and Willene Alford Howarth; and siblings Alice Delany Alford Kyle, Ida Louvinia Alford Keen, and Thomas Ewin Alford in this compilation.

            From Rose Alford Shelton: My father, Aaron’s nephew, said his name was Aaron Otto Burleson Alford. He was named after three kinfolk. I do not know why Aaron A. Alford was used in his obituary or on the gravestone.

            Aaron and Willie married on 11 Dec 1925.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Aaron Otto Burleson 1902 TX1, Hurst Justice 1852 AL2, John Redden 1820 SC3.

 

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AARON RANSOM ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—23 May 1928

 

HICO, Hamilton Co., Texas, May 22—Aaron Alford, long-time resident of Hico, brother of the late Dr. J.R. Alford, was buried here Sunday afternoon, the Rev. J.D. Gillam officiating. Mr. Alford leaves several relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son, Frank Alford; grandson Jack H. Alford; and brothers Edward Ira Bailey Alford and John Rankin Alford in this compilation.

            He is buried in Hico Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TX. He has no gravestone, and there are no gravestones for the 5 other graves in Aaron’s cemetery plot:

 

            Wife                         Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Wilson Alford

            Son                           Frank Alford

            Son                           Roswell Pope Alford

            Daughter                  Finatta “Nettie” Alford Bates

            Wife’s mother          Frances Selena Maples Wilson

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Aaron Ransom 1841 TN/KY1, Alsey 1802 NC2, Ira Bailey 1781 NC3, Isaac 1748 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ABNER JEFFERSON ALFORD, SR.

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ January 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Abner Jefferson Alford, Sr., 82, died January 28, 1982, Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill, Tx. Funeral services Saturday, 10 a.m., Star Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, Dickerson Cemetery in Milam [Sabine Co.], Texas. Life long resident of Sabine County.

            Survivors: wife, Lucille Alford of Hemphill; two sons, A.J. Alford, Jr. of Port Arthur, Tx., and E.M. Pete Alford of Houston; one daughter, Ester Simmons of Newton, Tx.; one brother, Temple Alford of Bossier City, La.; one sister, Genevive Spradley of Nacadoches, Tx.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Vance E. Vickers Cemetery, Sabine Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ray & Peggy Holbrooks Pace

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abner Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Nov 1899 and died _____ Jan 1982.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Agnes Lucille Hall Alford Havens; and father, George Washington Alford, in this compilation.

            Abner was the son of George Washington Alford and his first wife, Jennie Vickers.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Abner Jefferson 1899 TX1, George Washington 1879 TX2, Burtis Terry 1845 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ADA VALERIE NEWCOMB ALFORD WILLARD

 

Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 30 March 2000

 

GAUSE [Milam Co.]—Funeral services for Valerie Alford Willard, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial following in Gause Cemetery in Gause.

            Mrs. Willard died Saturday, March 25 in St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan.

            She was a Gause resident for the past 53 years. She was born March 10, 1923 in Burleson County to the late Eugene Newcomb and Pearl Flannigan Tuma. She was a homemaker and a member of Gause Full Gospel Church. Mrs. Willard also worked as a nurses aide and a nurse for a number of nursing facilities and hospitals.

            Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Oscar Willard; four sons, Donald Franklin Alford, Jimmy Earl Alford, William Oliver Alford and Johnny Paul Alford; a brother, Horace Newcomb; son-in-law, William Lee Nicar; and a grandson, Jason Evan Alford.

            Survivors include three sons, Thomas E. Alford of Livingston, David Alford and Michael Allen Alford, both of Gause; three daughters, Jan Willard and Judy Nicar, both of Gause, and Sharon Barnett of Waxahachie; a brother, Hurston Newcomb of Batesville, Mississippi; two sisters, Viola Groce of Caldwell and Velma Lewis of Decatur; 52 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Robert Alford, Jeff Alford, Jereald Lagrone, Chad Lagrone, Shane Johnson, Barry Alford and Bradley Alford. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Alford, Chris Barnett and Ryan Alford.

 

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BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—27 March 2000

 

March 10, 1923 – March 25, 2000

 

ROCKDALE—Services for Valerie Alford Willard, 77, of Gause are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial will be in the Gause Cemetery in Gause….

            Mrs. Willard died Saturday in St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

            She was born in Burleson County and had lived in Gause for 53 years. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Gause Full Gospel Church. She worked as a nurse’s aide and nurse for a number of nursing homes and hospitals.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Willard.

            Survivors include three sons, Thomas E. Alford of Livingston, Texas, David Alford and Michael Allen Alford, both of Gause; three daughters, Jan Willard and Judy Nicar, both of Gause, and Sharon Barnett of Waxahachie, Texas; a brother, Hurston Newcomb of Batesville, Miss.; two sisters, Viola Groce of Caldwell and Velma Lewis of Decatur, Texas; 52 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Gause Cemetery, Gause, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Oliver Franklin Alford; and her sons Donald Franklin Alford, Johnn Paul Alford, and William Oliver Alford in this compilation. Donald’s obituary provided her first name.

            TX Births: Valaree Newcomb was born 10 March 1923 in Burleson Co., TX—no parents listed, but her brother Herton Leon Newcomb’s parents are listed as Eugene C. Newcomb and Pearl Flanagan. Ada is listed as the mother of 7 children born 1942–1953 in Milam, San Patricio, and Robertson counties. Her middle name is spelled Valarie 5 times, Valerie once, and Valaise once.

            TX Marriages: Oscar Willard married Ada V. Newcomb on 18 May 1984 in Brazos Co., TX.

 

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ADDIE ALFORD JOHNSON

 

DAILY SUN

Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX—Friday, 19 March 2010

 

            Mrs. Addie Alford Johnson, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 19, 2010, at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Addie Johnson (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 Nov 1919, last residence Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

 

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ADDIE BELL CANNON ALFORD

 

From OBITUARIES OF EARLY PIONEERS SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS, Volume II, by Mildred Cariker Pinkston (1985), p. 150

 

THE CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—14 November 1928

 

[This obituary may not be not verbatim.]

 

            Mrs. B.M. Alford died at her home in Center on November 13, 1928, following several weeks of serious illness.

            Survivors included her husband; her mother, Mrs. A.C. Cannon of Halbert, Shelby Co; 3 brothers: Vessie and W.G. Cannon of Halbert and Hula Cannon of El Dorado, AR; 5 sisters: Mrs. Jim Metcalf of Halbert, Mrs. Durham of Halbert, Mrs. Perry Woods of Marshall; Mrs. J.T. Campbell and Mrs. A.G. Johnson of Center; children: Mrs. Ike Bright of Beaumont, Mrs. M.B. Simon of Center, Earl Alford of Baytown, Mrs. E.J. Harper of El Dorado, AR, Mrs. Jack Waldrop of Farmersville, LA, Allen Alford of Center, and Misses Zelda, Louise, Winona, and Marjorie Helen Alford of Center.

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Matthew Kent Moreland

 

AAFA NOTES: Addie was the first wife of Benjamin Meador Alford, born 24 Sept 1877 in TX and died 14 July 1960.

            See the obituary of her daughter Zelda Alford Rogers Ridgway in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Benjamin Meador 1877 TX1, Allen Josiah 1844 AL2, Isham 1815 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ADDIE LOIS ALLEE ALFORD

Wife of William Malcolm Alford, AAFA #0198

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 16 December 2005

 

            Addie Lois Allee Alford, age 78, of Austonio [Houston Co.], went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, December 15, 2005 surrounded by her children. She was born October 6, 1927 in Lovelady, Texas and was one of 9 children born to Ila Mae and John Chandler Allee. Lois accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior at the age of 12. She was then baptized in the pond by the Austonio Baptist Church. She graduated from Austonio High School in 1944.

            Lois married Willie “Bill” Alford on October 26, 1947 in Conroe, Texas. Lois and Bill enjoyed 54 years of marriage before Bill passed away in November, 2000.

            Lois is survived by her children: Bill and Betty Alford of Nacogdoches, TX, Denise and John Waymer of New Braunfels, TX, Janene and Logan Lewellen of New Braunfels, TX. Her Grandchildren: Windy and Gerald Bierbaum of Las Vegas, NV Brent Harrison of Newport Beach, CA,Cristy Waymer of Fort Worth, TX, Wes and Virginia Waymer of Orlando, FL, Lindsey Waymer of College Station, TX, Emily Ann Lewellen of New Braunfels, TX, William Lewellen of New Braunfels, Tx, Carmen Lewellen of New Braunfels, TX. Her Great-Grandchildren: Worth, Addicus, Baxter, Holden and Jennifer Bierbaum of Las Vegas, NV, Gracelyn Waymer of Orlando, FL Lois is also survived by several brothers and sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Alford, her parents, and several brothers and sisters.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Addie Lois Allee Alford will be held Saturday, December 17, 2:00pm, Austonio Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, December 16, 6:00 - 9:00pm, Callaway-Allee Funeral Home 700 East Houston Avenue Crockett, Texas 75835 (936) 544-2244.

 

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

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

 

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ADDIE MACK HALLFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ July 1948

 

            Mrs. Addie Hallford, 63, died Friday [July 2] at 10 p.m. at her home on the Wasson Ranch southwest of here, only a few hours after she bacame ill.

            She was stricken, apparently with a heart involvement, late in teh afternoon and did not rally. Mrs. Hallford came here from Brady six months ago.

            The body is at Nalley Funeral Home pending arrangements.

            Among survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Trudy Yoakum, Houston, Loraine Hallford and Oleta May Hallford, Big Spring; seven sons, Archie Harper, Hitchcock, Fred Harper, Christman, Cecil Harper, London, Leonard Stevens, Mary, Utah, William and J.C. Hallford, Big Spring and John Harper, Blessing.

            She also leaves two stepdaughters, Mr. W. Castleman, Menard, and Mrs. Dorothy Greenway, Clifton, AZ; two stepsons, Hoyt Hallford, Big Spring and Troy Hallford, CA; four brothers, George Mack, Dime Box, Aubrey and William Mack, Llano, Sericy Mack. Houston; two sisters, Ever Mack, Dallas and Mrs. Mary Wilson, Dale.

            In addition, 11 grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren and on great grandchild survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her stepson Hoyt Hicks Hallford in this compilation.

            Addie Hallford’s memorial at FindAGrave.com is listed at Chriesman Cemetery, Chriesman, Burleson Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born in Lee Co., TX, on 20 Nov 1884, daughter of John Mack and Georgia Tommy.

 

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ADI FRANCES BEANE ALFORD

 

PASADENA CITIZEN

Pasadena, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 23 November 2009

 

            Frances Beane Alford passed away November 5, 2009 at the age of 89. Frances was born July 10, 1920 in Rock Island, Colorado County, Texas to Raleigh and Nida (Buffington) Beane.

            She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Alford and by two sisters, Evelyn Durham of Pasadena, Tx and Lois Alexander of San Antonio, Tx.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Julius Alford; her son, Stanley Alford; by three brothers, R.E. Beane, Daniel Beane, and Reynolds Beane; and by her sister Betty Ruth Beane Mooney.

            Mrs. Alford lived in Pasadena, Tx most of her adult life. She was a member of Golden Acres Methodist Church. Frances was a loving mother to Joyce and Stanley. She faced many hardships in her life and was an example of grace and courage to those who knew her. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She enjoyed sewing and researching family history. She had a delightful sense of humor and a kind, gentle sprit. Frances will be remembered with love and fondness. Somewhere in heaven she is dancing. The family gathered for a small private service to honor her and celebrate her life.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances B. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Pasadena, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her son Stanley Gene Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Birth Certificates: Her birth certificate lists her as Adi Francis Beane, born in Garwood, Colorado Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Whitford 1916 TX1, Cory Whitford 1890 MS2, Julius Caesar 1847 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ADMIRAL ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Mr. Admiral Alford departed this life November 11, 1996.

            Survivors: one son, two daughters, a granddaughter that he raised as his own. Thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, eleven great great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Wake Friday 7-9 PM Ross Mortuary Inc. Funeral service 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 16, 1996 Summerville Church of God. Interment. Sweet Home Cemetery, Summerville, Texas. Ross Mortuary, Inc. 3618 Lyons Ave. 713-223-8071.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Admiral Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 Dec 1900. His last residence is listed as Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            The 1920 census of Burleson Co., TX, shows an Admiral Alford, b. 1901, with wife Emma. Also in the county was a family headed by Nite and Edna Alford, possibly Admiral’s parents. These were African-American families.

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ADRIAN GARRETT ALFORD

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, TX—Friday, 12 December 2008

 

            Services for Adrian Alford, 80, of Palestine will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Bailey and Foster Chapel with Bill Rodgers officiating. Burial will follow in Starr Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey and Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday [December 10] at Cartmell Home.

            He was born Jan. 31, 1928 in Anderson County to George and Lottie Rogers Alford. Mr. Alford was a member of the Swanson Hill United Methodist Church. He worked as a machinist for the railroad and was a retired maintenance supervisor from Calhoun Packing.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Janice Alford, in 2001.

            He is survived by his daughter, Carla Cubstead and husband Mike of Palestine; sons, Allen Alford and Robin of Blue Ridge, and Darrell Alford and wife Vicki of Palestine; sisters, Anita Wylie of Palestine and Eurita Rieger of Sweetwater; brother, Virgil Alford of Slocum; six grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Tom Calhoun, Jeff Hutton, Gary Todd, James B. Strube, Cody Alford and Craig Alford....

 

 

Photos from Starr Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Dancer

Photos posted 17 March 2009

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Adrian Garrett Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Palestine, Anderson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ila Janice Clark Alford; his father, George Alfred Alford; and his brother Virgil A. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Adrian Garrett 1928 TX1, George Alfred 1900 TX2, Redden 1859 AL3, Richard 1829 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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AGNES BOLSON ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 16 May 2001

 

            Agnes Alford, 75, of Port Arthur [Jefferson Co.] died May 12, 2001, at Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Port Arthur with burial at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home in Port Arthur....

            A native of Simmesport, La., she lived in Port Arthur 50 years and was retired from Port Arthur Community Home.

            Survivors include her son, Earl Bolson of Port Arthur; sister, Pearl Riley of Simmesport; and six grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Agnes Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Sept 1925.

 

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AGNES JUNE SMITH ALFORD

 

COLEMAN CHRONICLE AND DEMOCRAT-VOICE

Coleman, Coleman Co., TX—15 February 2001

 

Agnes J. Alford, 83

 

            Agnes Alford of Coleman died Monday, February 12, 2001, at Coleman County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Wednesday at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Long officiating, assisted by Rev. John Stanislaw. Burial will follow at Coleman Cemetery under the direction of Stevens Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at Stevens Funeral Home from 6:00 p. m. until 8:00 p. m. Tuesday.

            She was born in 1917 in Rising Star, grew up and attended school at Loss Creek and married W.A. “Bill” Alford in 1935. He preceded her in death in 1981. She had lived in Coleman for the past 30 years and was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include: three grandchildren, Michael Alford, Kenneth Alford and Deanna McNally; three sisters, Thelma Sheffield, Bea Byerly and Jane Bennett; one brother, Aubrey Smith; six great-grandchildren; a special niece, Mary Terry.

            Memorials can be made to the donor’s favority charity.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice J. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 Apr 1917, last residence Coleman, Coleman Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her brother-in-law Truett Milton Alford; and her sister-in-law Leona Roberta Morris Alford in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her as Agnes June Smith Alford.

            SSDI records show that Willy Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 15 July 1908 and died _____ July 1981, last residence Coleman, Coleman Co., TX. TX Deaths show his death date as 28 July 1981.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Willy A. 1908 TX1, William Lovell 1865 MO2, Gabriel 1831 KY3, Jesse 1793 KY4, Jacob 1757 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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AGNES LEONA BENNETT ALFORD

Aunt of Donald Ray Alford, AAFA #0059, and Marjorie Faye Alford McDaniel, AAFA #0078

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX—Thursday, 26 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

ATLANTA [Cass Co.], Texas—Agnes Alford, 80, of Atlanta died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999, in Atlanta.

            Mrs. Alford was born Feb. 19, 1919, in Nimrod, Ark. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlton Burnett Alford, and one grandson, Karl Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Wayne Alford of Atlanta; two daughters, Addie Surginer of Weatherford, Texas, and Carlotta Mayfield of Atlanta; one brother, James Kenneth Bennett of Weatherford; four sisters, Imogene Edmiston and Mary Elizabeth Peveler of Weatherford, Shirley Reed of Winthrop, Ark., and [sister-in-law] Floria Swinney of Longview, Texas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

            Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Westside Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Laws Chapel Cemetery, Cass County, Texas, under direction of Hanner Funeral Service.

 

Photo from Laws Chapel Cemetery, Atlanta, Cass Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Moore

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, William Anderson Alford; and her sister-in-law Labitha Lottie Alford Dossey in this compilation.

            TX Deaths: Agnes Leona Alford died 25 Aug 1999 in Cass Co., TX.

            Her husband, Carlton Burnett Alford, was the son of William Anderson Alford and Sarah Adline Barentine.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Carlton Burnett 1919 AR1, William Anderson 1881 AR2, Franklin Ewing 1861 AR3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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AGNES LUCILLE HALL ALFORD HAVENS

 

JASPER NEWSBOY

Jasper, Jasper Co., TX—Wednesday, 17 November 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

[A very similar article appeared in the Beaumont Enterprise on 12 November 1999.]

 

            Agnes Lucille Havens, 85 of Evadale [Jasper Co.] died Nov. 11 at Sabine County Hospital in Hemphill. A funeral was held Nov. 13 at Starr Funeral Home in Hemphill with burial at Vickers Cemetery in Milam. A native of Nacogdoches County and a former resident of Hemphill, she lived in Evadale eight years and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband, C.E. “Ed” Havens of Evadale; sons, Maurice “Pete” Alford of Houston and A.J. Alford, Jr. of Deweyville; stepson, John Edwin Havens of Evadale; daughter, Esther Blanchard of Jasper; stepdaughters, Mary Nell Gillentine and Nina Bertran, both of Evadale; brother, C.A. Hall of Beaumont; sister, Wenell Hill of Beaumont; 11 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Agnes L. Havens (SS# issued in TX) was born 31 March 1914 but, apparently incorrectly, that she died 15 Nov 1999.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Abner Jefferson Alford, Sr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            TX Marriages: Charles E. Havens married Agnes L. Hall on 14 May 1983 in Sabine Co., TX.

 

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ALBA BERTIE ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Janice Smith, AAFA #0115

 

THE CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—Thursday, 19 February 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

            Alba B. Alford, a resident of the Halbert Community, died February 17 in the Memorial Hospital. He was a retired rancher and farmer and a member of the First Christian Church of Center.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were conducted at 2 p.m. February 18 in Bartle Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in the Rather Cemetery.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Cora Jane [Swanzey] Alford of Shelbyville; a daughter, Mrs. Homer Adams of Houston; a son, Royce Alford of Shelbyville; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Swanzy and Mrs. Hartzel Beck of Shelbyville; seven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

            Serving as pallbearers were John R. Alford, Tom Swanzy, J.P. Lout, Earl Dinkins, Jack Cannon and Joyce Warren.

 

Photo from Rather Cemetery, Hurstown, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracey Chelette Strong

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alba Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 12 Oct 1890 and died _____ Feb 1970, last residence Shelbyville, Shelby Co., TX. His death certificate and gravestone both say he died 12 Oct 1889.

            See the obituary of his son Royce Alba Alford; and his sister-in-law Lee Ella Swanzy Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate which provides his middle name, says he was age 80, and his parents are identified as Baldy Alford and Mary Land.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alba Bertie 1889 TX1, Baldy A. 1852 AL2, Isham 1815 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ALBERT LINCOLN ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 5 June 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

GRANBURY [Hood Co.]—Albert L. Alford, 68, an accountant, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at an Irving [Dallas Co.] hospital.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial: Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

            Albert L. Alford was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Seminole, Okla. He was a member of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and Haltom City Masonic Lodge No. 1331. Mr. Alford served in the Air Force at Carswell AFB.

            Survivors: Wife, Georgia Alford of Granbury; stepson, Gordon Fox of White Settlement; daughters, Vickie McGuffin of Haltom City, Laurie Alford of Dallas and Cynthia Yarbrough of Burleson; stepdaughters, Shannon Blossom of Colorado and Rhonda Fields and Lissa Sprinkle, both of Haltom City; sister, Anita Chisolm of Moore, Okla.; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyville [Tarrant Co.], 281-8751.

 

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

            TX Births: Albert Lincoln Alford and Clara Lee Browning had the 3 daughters named in the obituary in Tarrant Co., TX.

            TX Marriages: Albert L. Alford, age 53, married Wynona R. Baker, age 52, on 24 April 1982 in Tarrant Co., TX.

            TX Divorces: Albert L. Alford, age 55, and Wynona R. Alford, age 55, were divorced on 17 Nov 1984.

            TX Marriages: Albert L. Alford, age 57, married Georgia Shepherd, age 52, on 16 Dec 1986 in Tarrant Co., TX.

            TX Deaths: Albert Alford died 3 June 1997 in Dallas Co., TX.

 

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ALDA E. HALLFORD McCARTY

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Saturday, 18 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

MINERAL WELLS [Palo Pinto Co.]—Alda E. McCarty, 94, a dietitian, died Friday [Nov 17] at a Mineral Wells hospital. Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at White’s Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial: 2:30 p.m. in Newburg Cemetery in Comanche.

            Alda E. McCarty was born April 29, 1901, in Mills County. Mrs. McCarty was a member of First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells, where she taught Sunday school for 22 years. She was also active in WMU. She was selected Outstanding Senior Citizen of Palo Pinto County in 1980 and in her early years was active in 4-H and Extension Club in the county and was a past president of the Quilting Club.

            Survivors: Daughter, Bobby Ray and husband, Marshall of Mineral Wells; brother, Arla E. Hallford of Mangum, Okla.; grandchildren, Marshall Ray Jr. and wife, Charlotte Ray of Fort Worth and Lou Alda Cardwell and husband, Phillip Cardwell of Aledo; three great-grandchildren; four nieces; and 11 grandnieces and grandnephews. White’s Funeral Home Mineral Wells, (817) 325-3311.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Alda E. McCarty (SS# issued in TX).

 

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ALICE DELANY ALFORD KYLE

Great-Aunt of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Oliver Augustus Kyle and Alice Delany Alford

Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam County, TX—_____ April 1954

 

            Funeral Services for Mr. O.A. Kyle were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Forest Grove Church when Rev. HE. Crone of Mesquite, a former pastor of the Rockdale and Forest Grove Churches, officiated. Burial was made in Forest Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Kyle had been in Richards Hospital through the week in a critical condition and passed away at noon Thursday [April 15]. The body rested at Phillips and Luckey funeral home until the service Saturday.

            A member of an old Milam county family, Alice Alford Kyle was born on August 11, 1885, near Rockdale and had lived her life in the vicinity of Forest Grove. She was baptized in the Forest Grove Christian Church in 1903, and four years later on January 9, 1907, in this same church she became the wife of O.A. Kyle.

            It was fitting that the vast throng of friends and relatives gathered to pay final tribute to her in the church where she had shared so much of her life with them.

            Although Mr. and Mrs. Kyle had lived at Dime Box in recent years, they have continued through that time to keep in contact with the life of Forest Grove and have been considered by citizens of the community as part of such. Both church and community through her death have lost a most faithful member, and a valued friend.

            In her home there was always a wholesome welcome given to those who entered there and it was also a favorite place for the young people to go as Mrs. Kyle was understanding and in sympathy with youth. Her kindness and unselfishness in her dealings with others will be held in loved remembrance by all who knew her.

            The husband, O.A. Kyle and following six children survive: Mrs. H.O. Watson of Forest Grove, W.H. Kyle, Brenham, T.J. Kyle, Forest Grove, James O. Kyle, Orange, Harry B. Kyle, Welsh, La., Henry E. Kyle, El Campo; also three brothers, T.E. and E.J. Alford of Rockdale and A.A. Alford of Hearne, 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

ROCKDALE—Services for Mrs. Ollie A. Kyle were held Saturday afternoon at the Forest Grove Church south of Rockdale by Rev. H.E. Crone of Mesquite. Burial was at Forest Grove.

            Mrs. Kyle died in a Rockdale hospital.

            She was a native of Milam County. For some years the family had resided at Dime Box.

            Surviving are the husband, O.A. Kyle; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Watson of Rockdale; sons T.J. Kyle, Rockdale; Willie Hurse Kyle, Brenham; James O. of Orange, Harry B., of Welch, Louisiana, Henry E. Kyle of El Campo; brothers, Tom and Emory Alford, Rockdale, Aaron Alford, Hearne.

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson; and Aaron Otto Burleson Alford, Ida Louvinia Alford Keen, and Thomas Ewin Alford in this compilation.

            Alice’s husband was Oliver Augustus Kyle.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Alice Delany 1885 TX1, Hurst Justice 1852 AL2, John Redden 1820 SC3.

 

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ALICE FRANCES “FRANK” ALFORD ALEXANDER

Sister of Joel Max Alford, AAFA # 0876

 

Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home

Mexia, Limestone Co., TX—_____ May 2008

 

            Funeral services for Alice Frances Alexander, 90, of Mexia will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Blair-Stubbs Chapel. Rev. Marcus Sheffield and Rev. Wes Willie will officiate with interment to follow in the Mexia Cemetery.

            Visitation with the family will be Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alexander was born September 14, 1917 in Bowden, Georgia to Alonza Juhan Alford and Fannie Edell (Barnes) Alford and passed away May 19, 2008 in Mexia. She retired from the Mexia State School Sewing Department. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, David Odell Alexander; a son, David O. Alexander, Jr.; two brothers and one sister.

            She is survived by daughters Patsy Ann Copeland, Sandra Ingram and Freda (Cookie) Gremminger and husband, Tim all of Mexia; ten grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; brothers Jesse B. Alford and wife, Billie Sue of Temple and Joel Max Alford and wife, Joann of Belton; and sister-in-law, Pauline Alford.

            Pallbearers will be Bryon Copeland, Brian Ingram, Alan Ingram, Carl Young, Mike Lane, Mike Whittington. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stephen Young, Spencer Wright, Kody Ingram, Kreig Ingram, Garrett Whittington and Clayton Whittington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances A. Alexander (SS# issued in GA), last residence Mexia, Limestone Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Alonza Juhan “Jay” Alford, with photo; and Wilford Otis “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Alice Frances 1917 GA1, Alonza Juhan 1892 GA2, Clarance Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALICE LAVADA ALFORD CULPEPPER SANDERS

 

SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS-TELEGRAM

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—Tuesday, 31 October 2006

 

            Funeral services for Alice Alford Culpepper Sanders, 94, of Mesquite [Dallas Co.], formerly of Sulphur Springs, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at Troy Suggs Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas....

            Interment was held at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.

            She died Friday, Oct. 27, in Willow Bend Care Center in Mesquite.

            She was born in Pickton [Hopkins Co.] on June 28, 1912, to the Rev. A.J. and Effie Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Ray Culpepper of Dallas; one sister, Gretchen “Dutch” Gunn Arnold of Sulphur Springs; one brother, Gordon Alford of Garland; three grandchildren, Dr. Guy Culpepper, Chrystal McAlister and Cheryl Ingalsbe; and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Alice L. Sanders (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and her sister Daisy Dell Alford McCraw in this compilation.

            From Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666: Alice married (1) Raymond Culpepper (divorced); (2) Harvy Sanders (died); (3) Ector Ziegler (divorced and resumed name Sanders). Peggy also provided Alice’s middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Alice Lavada 1912 TX1, Andrew Jackson 1880 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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ALICE ZORA ANN ALFRED METTLEN

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—22 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

WELLS [Cherokee Co.]—Services for Alice Ann Mettlen, 64, of Wells, were held on Saturday at Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel, Lufkin. Burial was in Shooks Bluff Cemetery.

            Mrs. Mettlen died on March 20 in an Alto nursing home.

            She was born October 6, 1937, in Bon Weir [Newton Co.], and lived in the Wells area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a nurse’s aide at Wells Nursing Home. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

            Her husband, Will Mettlen, Wells, daughters, Hazel Wallace of Pollok, Judy Soignet of San Augustine, Evelyn Spencer of Lufkin, Barbara Luther of Vidor, Amy Hammons and Katherine Mettlen, both of Wells, sons Larry Mettlen and Kenneth Mettlen, both of Wells, [step]mother, Cecelia Alfred of Diboll, sisters, Helen Dovie Batman of Ozone, AR, Bessie Wayne Walker of Conroe, and Dorothy Louise Lyman of Salem, OR, brothers, James Edward Alfred, Samuel David Alfred, and Adrian Willis Alfred, all of Lufkin, Walter Titus Alfred of Diboll, Harley Mason Alfred of Corrigan, and Jesse Eugene Alfred of Conroe, 22 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann A. Mettlen (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jesse Ward Alfred Sr. and Celia Zadine Spears Alfred; and her half-brother Samuel David “Al” Alfred in this compilation.

            TX Births: Alice Zora Ann Alfred was born 6 Oct 1937 in Panola Co., TX, to Jessie Alfred and Hazel Ham. The birth record of her sister Bessie Wayne Alford in 1943 in Newton Co., lists her father’s name as Jessie Ward Alfred. Jessie/Jesse Ward Alfred and Surcelia/Celia Zadie/Zudie Spears are listed as parents of 5 children, born 1947–1963.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Alice Zora Ann 1937 TX1, Jessie Ward 1915 TX2, Leroy Scott 1859 TX3, David Turner 1813 VA4.

 

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ALINE ALICE ALFORD ROBINSON GATTIS

 

Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Wednesday, 28 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Aline Alford Robinson Gattis, age 76, of Forest Grove Community, died Monday, February 26, 1995, in a local nursing home in Austin, Texas. She was born November 16, 1919, in Milam County, Texas, to the late Elmer and Inez (Luckey) Alford.

            She was married to Walter Gattis and was a homemaker most of her life. She was a member of the Forest Grove Christian Church in Forest Grove, Texas.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Alford.

            Survivors include her husband, Walter Gattis of Forest Grove; sons John S. Robinson of Oak Hill and Christopher Robinson of Duncanville; brother M.J. Alford of Rockdale; sisters Mary Holman and Ruth Etherington both of Austin; and four grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 28, 1996, at 2:00 p.m. in the Forest Grove Christian Church in Forest Grove. Burial will be in the Forest Grove Cemetery. Reverend Keith Gibbons of the Forest Grove Christian Church will officiate. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home of Rockdale in charge of arrangements 512-446-5454.

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline Gattis (SS# issued in TX) was born 16 Nov 1919, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Moses Justice Alford and Mary Louise Alford Holman; and her grandfather Moses Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Aline Alice Gattis died 26 Feb 1996 in Travis Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Aline Alice 1919 TX1, Elmer Riddle 1897 TX2, Moses Thomas 1853 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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ALLEN JOSIAH ALFORD

 

From OBITUARIES OF EARLY PIONEERS SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS, Volume I, by Mildred Cariker Pinkston (1983), p. 240

 

THE CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—25 July 1923

 

[This obituary may not be not verbatim.]

 

            Allen Josiah Alford came to Texas in 1854. He moved to Shelby County from Sabine County about 1888.

            Mr. Alford died suddenly at his home in the Sanders addition.

            Survivors included his wife; children: B.M. Alford, Shelby County clerk; Mrs. Sam Watson and Mrs. E.A. Doggett of the Joaquin community; Mrs. T.H. Brittain of Center; Mrs. Floyd Swanzy of Shelbyville; and Mrs. J.N. Combs of Kountze.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Matthew Kent Moreland

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Nannie Land Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Allen Josiah 1844 AL1, Isham 1815 GA2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

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ALMA BROWNRIGG ALFORD

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Wednesday, 10 August 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Alma Alford, 87, 403-1st NE, died Friday, Aug. 5, 1994, at Cherry Street Manor Nursing Home. Services were scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Tudor Street Church of Christ.... Maxey Funeral Home was to make burial in Fairland Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 12, 1906, in Roxton, a daughter of John and Amanda Franklin Brownrigg. She attended Lamar County schools and Coleman Beauty School in Dallas. She was a member of the Tudor Street Church of Christ.

            Surviving are a sister, Mabel Woods of Austin; two nephews, Charles Shavers of Dallas and Newton Woods Jr. of Midland; and two nieces, Jean Woods of Detroit and Ethelda Pleasant of Austin.

FAG photo requested 7/10/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of Alma’s husband, George Block Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ALMA JOYCE COLEMAN HALLFORD

 

MIDLAND REPORTER-TELEGRAM

Midland, Midland Co., TX—31 October 2008

 

TRENT—Alma Joyce Hallford, 84, died Wednesday, October 29, 2008 in a San Angelo nursing center. Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M., Saturday November 1st at the Trent Cemetery with Don Harmes officiating, directed by Starbuck Funeral Home.

            Alma was born January 18, 1924 in Altus, OK to Gussie (Ferguson) and Cassie E. Coleman. She married Theodore E. Hallford September 30, 1940 in Bangs. He preceded her in death.

            Alma was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a caretaker for Edith Rudd for many years. She was a sports fan and loved sewing, baking, yard work and fishing. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

            Survivors include 2 sons, Edward Hallford and wife, Louise, of Graford; Teddy Hallford and wife, Margarett, of San Angelo; 2 daughters, Beverly Davis and husband, Oddie, of Trent; Brenda Cotton and husband, Mark, of Stanton; a brother, Burnice Coleman and wife, Joyce of Cisco; 9 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the Trent Cemetery Association. You may view and sign the online guestbook at www.starbuckfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma Joyce Hallford (SS# issued in LA), last residence not listed.

 

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ALMAE ALFRED

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—24 June 2011

 

 

            Almae Alfred 75, passed away June 16, 2011. Visitation Friday, June 24, 2011 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Funeral Services Saturday June 25, 2011 11:00 AM. Both Services will be at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1401 Ruthven St., Houston, Tx. 77019. Rev. F. N. Williams II, Officiating. Interment will be at The Houston National Cemetery, Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 11:00 AM.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Almae Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 July 1935, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

 

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ALONZA JUHAN “JAY” ALFORD, JR.

Brother of Joel Max Alford, AAFA # 0876

 

Joel Max Alford, Jesse B. Alford, Wilford Otis “Bill” Alford, Alice Frances “Frank” Alford Alexander, and A.J. (Alonza Juhan) “Jay” Alford

Photo from Joel Max Alford

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—Tuesday, 18 September 2001

 

BELTON—Services for A.J. “Jay” Alford, 82, of Taylor’s Valley will be at 10 a.m. today at Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Loudin officiating.

            Burial will be in Bellwood Memorial Park in Temple.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday, Sept. 16, in a Temple hospital.

            He was born to A.J. and Edell Barnes Alford in Bowdoin [Carroll Co.], Ga. He married Pauline Hall in Bynum on April 20, 1941. He served with the 36th Division during World War II. Before retirement, he was employed in management with Brown and Williamson Tobacco

Company.

            He was a member of Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church. He was also a member of Brookside Masonic Lodge in Tulsa, Okla.

            Survivors: His wife, Pauline “Polly” Hall Alford of Taylor’s Valley; two brothers, Jesse B. Alford of Temple and Joel Max Alford of Belton; and a sister, Frances Alexander of Mexia.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Taylor’s Valley Baptist Church

building fund. Heartfield Funeral Home in Belton is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Bellwood Memorial Park, Temple, Bell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janie Light

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.J. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 July 1919, last residence Temple, Bell Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Alice Frances Alford Alexander and Wilford Otis “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Alonza Juhan 1919 GA1, Alonza Juhan 1892 GA2, Clarance Juhan 1859 GA3, James Richard 1821 GA4, Jeptha 1797 NC5, Goodrich 1750 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALTON DAVID ALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—Tuesday, 18 June 2002

 

CLEVELAND, Texas—Funeral services for Alton David Alford Jr., 63, of Cleveland, Texas, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, at Calvary Baptist Church in Cleveland.

            Interment followed in Cleveland Memorial Cemetery.

            Born Oct. 22, 1938, in New Orleans, Alton David Alford Jr. passed away June 14, 2002.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mary Francis Anglin Alford his mother, Theresa T. Alford his children, Rocky Dodd and his wife, Caren, David Troy Alford, Rebecca Alford Landry and her husband, Al, Kelly Dodd Jenkel and her husband, Wayne, and Kim Alford Meche and her husband, Glenn a sister, Madeline Alford Picard and his grandchildren, Justin Dillard, Hollie Alford, Casey Meche, Brittany Carriere, Amber Alford, Rachel and Ryan Dodd, Benjamin Landry, Seth Meche, Hannah Jenkel, Charlie Alford, Garret Dodd and Coleman Jenkel.

            Pace-Stancil Funeral Home, 303 E. Crockett, Cleveland, TX 77327, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Cleveland City Cemetery, Cleveland, Liberty Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, sjmj

 

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

            We included the obituary of his mother, Theresa Trahan Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

 

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ALTON EVERETTE ALFORD, JR.

Father of Terri Aline Alford Castaneda, AAFA #1413

 

Alton Everette Alford Jr., in the late 1980s

Photo from his daughter Terri Alford Castaneda

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—Saturday, 22 January 2000

 

            Alford, Alton Everett Jr.—A resident of Houston, he went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000. He was 69. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School and Centenary College. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps.

            He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jean Harris Alford, Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Chris Castenada, Sacramento, Calif; a son and daughter-in-law, Alton E. III and Robin Alford, Chicago; four grandchildren, Courtney and Ramsey Castenada and Sara and Katie Alford; a sister Aline Alford Buhler, Baton Rouge, two nephews, Ken and Alton Buhler as well as numerous cousins.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Alton Everett Alford Sr. and Katherine Mixon Alford; two sons, Michael E. and Jeffery L. Alford; and a sister, Helen Lane Alford. Memorial services will be held in Baton Rouge at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alton E. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 20 Apr 1930, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Alton Everette Alford Sr. and Katherine Maude Mixon Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Alton’s daughter Terri Alford Castaneda reports that the middle name of both her father and grandfather was spelled Everette. (His sister wrote this obituary.) Terri also reports that he was cremated.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Alton Everette 1930 LA1, Alton Everette 1897 LA2, Joseph Henry 1873 LA3, Ira Payne 1822 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ALVIN RAY “BUSTER” ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably Houston, TX—_____ February 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Mr. A.R. “Buster” Alford, 73, died Monday February 23, 1987, in a local hospital. Houston resident for the past 65 years. Member of the Baptist Faith. Retired from Hughes Tool Company with 45 years of service. Member of The American Quarter Horse Association for 30 years.

            Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Blanche E. Alford, Houston. Daughter, Mrs. Betty Kanka and husband Ken, Pasadena, Texas. Son, Billy Alford and wife Debbie, Deer Park, Texas. Grandchildren, Glynn and wife Debra Alford, Brandi Alford, Cathy Pittman, Dawn Pittman, Clint Pittman, Cody Pittman, Koy Alford, Cory Talent, Casey Talent. Great-granddaughter, McKenzie Alford. Brothers-in-law, Thurman and Marie Lucas, Ernest and Climmie Lucas, all of Houston.

            Funeral services 3:00 p.m. Wednesday February 25, 1987, Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Chapel…. Interment Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Spike Clover, Walter Ryne, Lubie Redman, Don Hausey, Jim Mueller, Rick Ricketson. Honorary Pallbearers: Former Co-workers of Hughes Tool Company.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alvin Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 June 1913 and died _____ Feb 1987, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Blanche E. Lucas Alford, in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Alvin Ray Alford died 23 Feb 1987 in Harris Co., TX.

 

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AMOS PONDER ALFORD, JR.

 

Source unknown, but probably:

PANOLA WATCHMAN

Carthage, Panola Co., TX—_____ May 2007

 

 

            Amos Pounder [sic] Alford, Jr., 64, of Carthage died Monday, May 2, 2005 in Carthage.

            He was born June 20, 1940 in Shelbyville to Amos Pounder [sic] Alford, Sr. and Eva Lee Smith Alford. Mr. Alford was a member of the Jackson Baptist Church. He was retired from Adams Ford where he was employed as a mechanic. Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

            Funeral services were held May 4, 2005 at Watson and Sons Chapel in Center with Bro. Doug Stone officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

            Mr. Alford is preceded in death by parents, Amos Ponder Alford, Sr. and Eva Lee Smith Alford, wife, Marie Alford, and brothers, Lester Alford and Joseph Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Margarette Alford of Carthage; sisters, Bertha Harrison, Mamie Conway both of Orange, and Martha Mosher of Appleby; brother, Oren Alford of Orange; stepsons, Clint Royce Walker, Sr., Donnie Walker, Arnold Walker, and Linnis Walker all of Carthage; a number of grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were under the direction of Watson and Sons Funeral Home in Center.

 

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Photos from Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Gorbet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Amos P. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Carthage, Panola Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Erma Marie Sandifer Estes Bissell McPhearson Alford; his second wife, Margarette Ann Broadus Walker Alford; and his parents, Amos Ponder Alford Sr. and Eva Lee Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Marriages: Amos P. Alford Jr. married Margarette Broadus on 15 June 2001 in Panola Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Amos Ponder 1940 TX1, Amos Ponder 1899 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AMOS PONDER ALFORD, SR.

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Friday, 24 March 1967

 

            Funeral services for Amos Ponder Alford Sr., 67, of Garrison [Nacogdoches Co.], Tex., were at 2 p.m., Friday, March 17.

            Mr. Alford died at 10:50 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, in a Center, Tex. hospital, after a long illness.

            He was born in Many [Sabine Parish, LA], and had lived in Joaquin, Tex. most of his life, prior to moving to Garrison. He was a member of the Garrison Church of Christ, and a retired farmer.

 

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Photo from Short Cemetery, Short, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dianna Burran Wellman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amos P. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 June 1899.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eva Lee Smith Alford; and son Amos Ponder Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother, Louis Catsby Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Amos Ponder 1899 LA1, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA2, Julius C. 1797 GA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ANDREW JACKSON “JACK” ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Randall Lynn Alford, AAFA #0052

 

Source unknown (see Notes)

_____, TX—_____ November 1956

 

            Elder Andrew Jackson Alford, 76, beloved pastor and Baptist leader in East Texas, died Tuesday, Nov. 20 [1956], at Memorial Hospital in Sulphur Springs after a lingering illness.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 21, at the Winterfield Baptist Church near Pickton with Brethren C.C. Phillips, Thomas Ables, Clem Sullivan, Herbert Moore and Roy Alford (by special request of his father) in charge of the services. A large number of his fellow ministers, plus hundreds of his friends gathered at the church to pay their last respects to the man they loved and appreciated.

            Bro. Alford was born in Mississippi and moved to Texas in an ox wagon with his family at the age of 7. He was converted and joined the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 29, and later went into the organization of the Winterfield Baptist Church and remained with the church until God called him home. He answered the call to the ministry in Sept. 1913, and was ordained July 4, 1915. He continued to pastor until his eyes failed him, forcing him to retire.

            Bro. Alford was one of the most faithful and beloved pastors ever to work in this area of East Texas. He always had words of encouragement for young ministers, having many to surrender to preach under his ministry. One of his sons, Bro. Roy Alford of Garland, and a son-in-law Bro. Jessie Miller of Pickton, are pastoring in our state work.

            Bro. Alford was married to Miss Effie Keith on Oct. 7, 1900. To this union were born 14 children of which 4 preceded him in death. He leaves his wife and 10 children, and host of friends to mourn his passing. To his faithful wife and children we extend our deepest sympathy. –L.G.

 

Photo from Pickton Cemetery, Pickton, Hopkins Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jaye Willson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughters Alice Lavada Alford Culpepper Sanders and Daisy Dell Alford McCraw; and his daughter-in-law Vennie Bell Fink Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, James Henry Alford, in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate lists him as Andred [sic] Jackson Alford, born 14 March 1880 in MS, the son of Jim Alford and Annie Pace, and died 20 Nov 1956 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX.

            Peggy Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666, found this obituary in the Alford Family History File of the Hopkins County Genealogical Society Library in Sulphur Springs, TX. She believes it may have come from the Missionary Baptist newsletter.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Andrew Jackson 1880 MS1, James Henry 1857 MS2, John Madison 1826 GA3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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ANGELA DANAE HALLFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—14 July 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

ARLINGTON—Angela Danae Hallford, a 4-year-old child, died Wednesday [July 11] at a hospital in Arlington. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Johnson Station Cemetery in Arlington. Arlington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Angela was a lifelong resident of Arlington. She attended the Hillcrest Church of Christ.

            Survivors: Parents, Dan and Kim Hallford, both of Arlington; brother, Aaron K. Hallford of Arlington; grandparents, Helen Hallford and Ken West and Glennell West, all of Arlington; and great-grandparents, Mois West of Grand Prairie and Glendon Smith and Myrtle Smith, both of Arlington.

 

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ANNE BURRAGE ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 16 October 2005

 

 

            Anne Burrage Alford, 77, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.

            Memorial service: Family and friends are invited to share in a celebration of Anne’s life in a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, in the Oak Room of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

            Memorials: The family respectfully suggests that memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, be made in Anne’s name either to the American Cancer Society; or to Alief Montessori Community School (a non-profit school where her daughter teaches), 4215 H Street, Houston 77072.

            Anne was born May 28, 1928, in San Antonio, the daughter of W.G. and Marjorie Burrage. Growing up, Anne lived in Abilene and Fort Worth, where she graduated from Paschal High School and attended TCU.

            She later enjoyed many happy years in Lafayette, La., and Houston, raising her children and volunteering for various organizations.

            She returned to Fort Worth, where she was a co-owner and gracious, vivacious host of the very successful Juanita’s restaurant.

            Customers came to Juanita’s to visit with Anne because she let them know how much she enjoyed their company.

            After retiring, Anne loved watching and supporting many TCU sporting events and spending time with a host of lifelong friends.

            Anne will be forever remembered and missed as a loving mother and caring, compassionate friend....

            She was preceded in death by her son, Bryan Burrage Alford; and sister, Patricia B. Young.

            Survivors: Daughter, Amy; dear friend and former husband, Rex Alford; sister, June Jenkins and husband, Dan; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Doris and Bruce Alford Sr.; dear friend, Tom Boswell; many nieces and nephews, including Sally Jenkins, Marty Jenkins, Danny Jenkins, Missy Rosengarten, Julie O’Connor, Bruce Alford Jr., Brad Alford and Brenda Leonard; and numerous friends and neighbors who so lovingly supported her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anne B. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her “former husband,” Henry Rex Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANNER P. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 22 August 2007

 

 

            Alford, Anner, Age 92. Service 1:00pm. Today Wed. Aug 22, 2007 Singing Hills Memorial Chapel. Visitation today prior to service. Interment Laurelland Cemetery. Charles E. Woods F.D.I.C. Singing Hills 214-371-4311....

 

In another article:

 

Singing Hills Funeral Home

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Ms. Anner P. Alford

January 15, 1915–August 17, 2007

 

            Anner Alford age 92 passed away August 17, 2007. Survivors; one special nephew, Nolan Vaughn; his children, Amious and Retayna Vaughn, eight grandchildren; one sister; Luddie Alford Waites; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason Crews

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anner P. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 12 Jan 1915, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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ANNETTE FAIRWEATHER ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Monday, 8 October 2007

 

            Annette Fairweather Alvord died on October 5th 2007. Annette was born on April 6th 1911 in Hartford Connecticut. She resided in Nichols, Ct. for 57 years before moving to Austin [Travis Co., TX]. She was a graduate of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY majoring in dietetics. Annette was a member of the United Congregational Church in Bridgeport, Ct. and The First Presbyterian Church in Austin. She was a member of the Women’s Guild and a charter member of the former mothers’ club of United Church. She was a lifelong member of the Housatonic Council of the Girl Scouts of America, and a member of the Girl Scout Old Timers Association. Annette was a member of The Connecticut Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Elder Brewster Society and Past Regent of the Mary Silliman Chapter, NSDAR. She was also a member of the AARP, the Trumbull Historical Society, and the Nichols Improvement Association.

            Annette, widow of Maurice C. Alvord, is survived by her children: Patricia Rhodes, Richard and Carol Alvord, and Virginia Lee Alvord; her grandchildren: Scott Rhodes, Susan and Brian Anthony, Rick and Kelly Alvord, and Joelle Alvord; and her great grandchildren: George, Ray, and Brooke Anthony; Megan and Jack Alvord; and Trevor Alvord Brock. She is also survived by her sister, Phyllis Agard, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Annette was predeceased by two sisters: her twin, Jennette Townsend, and Betty Essex; and two brothers: Douglas and Myles Fairweather.

            A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, October 10th at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of The First Presbyterian Church of Austin at 8001 Mesa Drive, Rev. Sam Riccobene officiating. Burial and graveside services will be at the Nichols Farms Burial Ground in Trumbull, in the future. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Girl Scouts of America, the NSDAR, or her church. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annette Alvord (SS# issued in CT), last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

 

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ANNIE F. KLUKAN ALFORD

Mother of Daniel Lee Alford, Jr., AAFA #0054

Grandmother of Daniel Lee Alford III, AAFA #0170, and James J. Alford, AAFA #0058

Great-grandmother of Daniel Lee Alford IV, AAFA #0166, and Michael Bruce Alford, AAFA #0244

 

BURLESON COUNTY CITIZEN TRIBUNE

Burleson Co., TX—Thursday, 20 February 1975

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1995

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Annie (Klukan) Alford, 95, of 703 W. Buck St. were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church with the pastor, Rev. Robert Lewis, officiating.

            Mrs. Frank Batista, accompanied by Mrs. Murray F. Broaddus, sang “Evening Prayer.”

            Mrs. Alford died Monday evening in Goodnight Memorial Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Frank and Theresa Schiller Klukan and was born on November 15, 1879, in Wesley, Washington County. After the death of her father, who was a merchant, she moved to Caldwell with her family. She was a graduate of Caldwell High School (1897) and attended Kidd-Key College in Sherman, Texas. She taught in county schools for several years prior to her marriage.

            She was married to Daniel Lee Alford Sr., June 22, 1903 in Caldwell. He preceded her in death September 15, 1964.

            She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Caldwell.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother Frank, and one sister Mrs. Lillie McLean.

            Survivors include one son, Daniel Lee Alford Jr. of Caldwell [AAFA #0054]; two grandsons, Lee Alford II [sic—Daniel Lee III, AAFA #0170] and James J. Alford of Caldwell [AAFA #0058]; and two great grandsons, Daniel Lee Alford IV [AAFA #0166] and Michael Bruce Alford of Caldwell [AAFA #0244]; one sister, Mrs. Lee Broaddus of Caldwell.

            Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were: Halcut Alford, Frank Batista, Murry James Broaddus, William L. Broaddus, E.E. Johnston, Boswell Porter, Marvin Porter Jr. and W.L. Surovik Jr.

            Honorary pallbearers were officers and directors of the Caldwell National Bank, session members of the First Presbyterian Church, city attorney, mayor, city manager, and members of the City Council of Caldwell, Dr. Joe C. Smith, John Young P.A., Tom Yager, M.G. Perkins, Paul Haines, Holland Porter and Charles Sebesta Sr.

 

 

Photos from Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Zaharis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Annie Alford (SS# issued in TX), died _____ Feb 1975, last residence Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX.

            See the obituary of Annie’s husband, Daniel Lee Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate confirms her birth date and lists her death date as 10 Feb 1975 [Monday].

 

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ANNIE LOIS MAYS ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Thursday, 2 February 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

WINNSBORO [Wood Co.]—Services for Mrs. Annie Lois Alford, 77, Winnsboro, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in Beaty Funeral Home chapel in Winnsboro....

            Burial will be in New Pickton Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday [Feb 1], in a Winnsboro nursing home after a lengthy illness.

            She was born July 16, 1911, in Pickton, and was formerly of Dallas before moving to Winnsboro. She was a housewife and a member of Pickton First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband J.J. Alford, Winnsboro; a son Paul E. Alford, Dallas; a daughter, Annette Walters, Winnsboro; three brothers, Bascom Mays, Pickton, Lawrence Mays, Garland, and Joe Mays, Arlington; a sister, Surina Scott, Dallas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of Annie’s husband, James Jefferson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE LUCILLE ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 17 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Lucille Alford Williams, 80, passed away at her residence, March 15, 1997. Lucille was born, raised and was a lifelong residence of Magnolia. She attended Sam Houston State University and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. Lucille was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Magnolia.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Roman B. Williams in 1995. She is survived by her loving family; nephew Wayne Yancey and his wife Connie, niece Gaye Yancey and numerous other relatives.... Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Magnolia.... Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allen Satterwhite, Bobby Yancey, Jim Hufnall, Marvin Dorris, Bo Rickett, and Louis Turner....

 

AAFA NOTES: Her name was really Annie Lucille Alford. She was born 3 June 1917 in Montgomery County, the daughter of Harrison “Harry” W. Alford and Lydia R. Thomas. She was of the William 1808 SC branch of the family.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Lucille Alford Williams died 15 March 1997 in Montgomery Co., TX.

 

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ANNIE MAE ALFORD MCKEE

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—28 September 2011

 

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            Annie Mae Alford McKee went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Service: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home.

            Mrs. McKee was born March 17, 1926, to Emory and Annie Mae Alford in Rockdale. After high school she moved to Fort Worth where she began a career with Southwestern Bell and met her future husband. Mrs. McKee retired from Southwestern Bell after 39 years of service.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor M. McKee; grandson, Jay Michael McKee; three brothers; and two sisters.

            Survivors: Her son, James McKee and wife, Cheryl; daughter, Shela Daniel and husband, Ray; grandchildren, Kathryn Minchew and husband, Mike, Allison Daniel and fiance, Isaac Craft, and Courtney McKee; sister and brother-in-law, Carrie and Lamar Guthrie; sister, Mary Harris; sister-in-law, Audrey Moore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie Mae McKee (SS# issued in TX), last residence Grapevine, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Annie Mae Matthews Alford; siblings Clarence Uriah “Jack” Alford, Dixie Lou Alford Cleveland, Emery Oliver Alford, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” Alford, Ida Lucille Alford Young, and Mary Lee Alford Harris; and grandparents Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Annie Mae 1926 TX1, Emery James 1899 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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ANNIE MAE MATTHEWS ALFORD

 

Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER AND MESSENGER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—_____ June 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Funeral services for Annie Mae Alford, 97, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 26, in Forest Grove Christian Church with burial in the Forest Grove Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford died Saturday, June 24, at Wedgewood Nursing Home in Fort Worth. She was a lifelong Forest Grove resident.

            She was born July 1, 1898, in Rockdale to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert (Rena Marsh) Matthews. She was a homemaker.

            She and Emery James Alford were married Sept. 10, 1918, in Rockdale.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband and parents, Gilbert and Rena Matthews; a daughter, Lucille Young; and a son, Billy Alford.

            Survivors include two sons, Jack Alford of Rockdale and Emery Alford of Fort Worth; four daughters, Dixie Cleveland of Rockdale, Annie Mae McKee of Fort Worth, Carrie Guthrie of Fort Worth and Mary Lee Harris of Fort Worth; a brother, Jack Matthews of Houston; also 21 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren,

            Mrs. Alford’s interests included her flower and vegetable garden.

            She was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church.

            Phillips & Luckey—Rockdale.

 

Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her children Annie Mae Alford McKee, Clarence Uriah “Jack” Alford, Dixie Lou Alford Cleveland, Emery Oliver Alford, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” Alford, Ida Lucille Alford Young, and Mary Lee Alford Harris in this compilation.

            Her husband, Emery James Alford, was the son of Hurst Justice Alford, b. 23 June 1852. Hurst is the great-grandfather of Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192, and the great-great-grandfather of Jeffery Evan Alford, AAFA #0485.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Emery James 1899 TX1, Hurst Justice 1852 AL2, John Redden 1820 SC3.

 

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ANNIE MAE WEBB HALLFORD

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—Thursday, 28 December 2000

 

FORT STOCKTON—Annie M. Hallford, 88, died Tuesday, December 26, 2000. Services were held on Friday at First Baptist Church with burial in East Hill Cemetery. Fort Stockton Funeral Home handled arrangements.

            She was born June 10, 1912, in Danville, Louisiana, and was a longtime resident of Fort Stockton. She was a cafeteria worker for Fort Stockton Independent School District.

            Survivors include two sons, Albert Hallford of Alpine and Currie Hallford of Georgetown; two daughters, Dorothy Lentz and Betty Henslee, both of Fort Stockton; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

 

Photo from East Hill Cemetery, Fort Stockton, Pecos Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joyce Edgar Phipps

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Annie M. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Fort Stockton, Pecos Co., TX.

 

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ANNIE RUTH BELL ALFORD

 

Photo from Earthman Funeral Home Chapel

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—19 December 2010

 

            Services for Annie Ruth Bell Alford, 94, of Baytown, Texas will be held on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. in the Earthman Funeral Home Chapel with Brother David Ellis officiating.

            Mrs. Alford, lovingly know as Nanny, died December 16, 2010, in Livingston, Texas. She was a resident of Baytown from 1939 until 2001 when she entered a nursing home in Bedford, Texas. She then moved to a nursing home in Livingston, Texas in 2006 where she remained until her death. Annie Ruth was a long time member of Lakewood Church of Christ in Baytown.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her grandson, Steven Dan Alford, her husband Allen Calvin Alford, and her brother Aubrey Blan Bell of Fort Worth.

            She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Allen Wayne and Carolyn Alford of Conroe, Aubrey Dan and Karen Alford of Huntsville, and daughter and son-in-law Ruth Anne and Jimmie Coker of Baytown; grandsons David Alford, Mark Alford, Timothy Alford, Paul Alford, Scott Alford and Christopher Alford and 9 great grandchildren: Adam, Aaron, Mark Allen, Alexandria, Spencer, Jacob, Benjamin, Elizabeth, and Hannah.

            Burial will be at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery in Baytown. Pallbearers will be her grandsons David, Mark, Timothy, Scott and Christopher Alford and great grandson Adam Alford.

            Visitation will be held before the service from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, Monday, December 20, 2010, at Earthman Funeral Home.

            To view the online obituary and post a tribute for the family, visit www.earthmanbaytown.com.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Baytown Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521; (281) 422-8181.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 4 Apr 1916, last residence Conroe, Montgomery Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her grandson Steven Dan Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANNIE STACIE ALFORD DAY

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Sunday, 4 November 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Annie Stacie Day, 101, died Friday [November 2] at a local nursing home.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory.... Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery [Abilene Municipal Cemetery].

            Mrs. Day was born in Robertson County in East Texas and moved from Austin to Abilene in 1911. A homemaker, she was a member of the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Gideon Granville Day.

            Survivors include a son, Hoyt Day of Abilene; a grandson, Jack Day of Watauga; and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie E. Day (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 Sept 1899 and died 9 Nov 1990, last residence Pasadena, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Frances Virginia Smith Alford; and brother Arthur Carl Alford in this compilation.

            She is buried in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX, but her Find A Grave memorial says that she has no gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annie Stacie 1890 TX1, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL2, Jackson 1830 AL3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ANTHONY MACK ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 27 November 1997

 

 

            Alford, Mr. Anthony Mack “Hickey,” 72 born in Evelyn, LA to the parentage of the late Mack and Blanch Alford.

            A skilled auto mechanic for more than 35 years, he worshipped at Hallsville Church of Christ (Northside Church of Christ).

            His survivors include four daughters, Dorothy Woolridge, Charlene Dawson, Janice Geter and Auna Alford and one sister.

            Services are Friday, November 28 @ 2:00 pm @ Greenville Avenue Church of Christ, 1013 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson, Interment @ Laurel Land, Dallas.

            Services in trusted to: Nat Clark, Funeral Director, Clark Manor Memorial Chapel, 751 S. RL Thornton Frwy, Dallas, TX. 214-924-7372

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mack Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 March 1925 and died 20 Nov 1997, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Anthony Mack Alford died 20 Nov 1997 in Dallas Co., TX.

 

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ARTHUR CARL ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Wednesday, 13 July 1966

 

            Arthur Carl Alford, 79, 734 S. Treadaway, died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday [July 13] at Hendrick Memorial Hospital.

            Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Elliott’s Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Elbert G. Peak, Corinth Baptist pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

            He was born Jan. 5, 1887, in Robertson County, Texas. He was a retired plumber and veteran of World War I.

            He married Lou Ella Clecker in Cleburne in 1918. He moved to Abilene from Robertson County in 1905.

            Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Lloyd of 833 Sycamore St. and Arthur Reginald of 734 Treadaway; one daughter, Mrs. James H. Copeland, 2022 Anson Ave.; two brothers, Tom Alford of 2018 N. 19th St., and Ben, Olden, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Annie Day of 2018 N. 19th St.; also eight grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer Lisa - lisasnowhagner@gmail.com but does not want her name included

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1966) dates of Arthur Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his sons, Arthur Reginald Alford and Lloyd Cecil Alford; mother, Frances Virginia Smith Alford; and sister Annie Stacie Alford Day in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Carl 1887 TX1, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL2, Jackson 1830 AL3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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ARTHUR LLOYD ALFORD

 

HUMBLE OBSERVER

Humble, Harris Co., TX—11 June 2010

 

            Arthur Lloyd Alford, 58, passed away June 9, 2010. Arthur was born in Houston on February 4, 1952. He graduated from New Caney High School in 1970, and went into the Army to serve in the Vietnam era, upon returning Arthur became a construction worker for residential communities. In Arthur’s spare time he enjoyed fishing and playing his guitar.

            Arthur is survived by his son, Steve Lloyd Alford; mother, Mildred Murphy; sister, Kym Murphy Veazey and husband Bill; grandchildren, Dominique and Kane Alford.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 10 am till service time at 12 noon, at Rosewood Funeral Home and Memorial Park Porter, TX.

 

Photo from Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery, Porter, Montgomery Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Spydergal 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Arthur Lloyd Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence TX

 

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ARTHUR REGINALD ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Sunday, 21 January 2001

 

            Arthur Reginald Alford, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at a local nursing center. Graveside services will be 10 A.M. Monday in Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Louis Johnson officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

            Mr. Alford was an electronics engineer/technician at NCR. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of WWII.

            Survivors include a brother, Lloyd Alford of Florence; a sister, Syble Marie Copeland of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

            Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of West Central Texas, Inc., P.O. Box 3344, Abilene, TX 79604.

 

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Photo from Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer Lisa - lisasnowhagner@gmail.com but does not want her name included

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 27 June 1921, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his father, Arthur Carl Alford; and brother Lloyd Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Reginald 1921 TX1, Arthur Carl 1887 TX2, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ARTIE B. MILLER FURLOW ALFORD

 

DAILY SENTINEL

Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX—Tuesday, 25 April 2006

 

            Funeral for Artie B. Furlow Alford, 82, of Huxley will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel, Center.... Burial will be in Strong Cemetery, Huxley. Alford died April 24, 2006, at her residence.

            Born Oct. 1, 1923, in Shelby County, she was the daughter of Jacob and Jenny McKenzie Miller. She was a member of Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Fincher of Huxley; a brother, Larkin Miller of Austin; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren....

 

Photo from Strong Cemetery, Huxley, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracey Chelette Strong

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Artie B. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Shelbyville, Shelby Co., TX.

 

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ARVILA MARIE KNIGHT HALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Friday, 14 July 2006

 

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            Arvila Marie Halford, 75, of Amarillo died Tuesday, July 12, 2006.

            Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

            Mrs. Halford was born in Duncan, Okla. She owned Marie’s Flowers and Gifts of Amarillo for a number of years until the illness of her husband.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Dean Halford.

            Survivors include two sons, Larry D. Halford of Canyon and Loyde Halford of Amarillo; a daughter, Connie Starkey of Canyon; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Earnest Dean Halford (which provided her maiden name), in this compilation.

 

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ASA EVANDER ALFORD

Uncle of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

Photo from Abilene Reporter-News, 21 January 1945

In advertisement for Abilene Candy Mfg. Co.

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—_____ August 1978

 

            Services for Asa E. Alford, 80, of Abilene will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home with burial to be in Greenleaf Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday in an Abilene hospital following a one-week illness.

            He was born July 3, 1898 in Burnet County and was a candy maker for Bacon Candy Co. in Abilene. He had formerly worked for Walker-Smith Co. in Brownwood. He married Leatrice Dikes in Brownwood April 10, 1920. She died Sept. 21, 1977. She was a member of the University Baptist Church in Abilene.

            Survivors include two sons, Stanley Alford and Ray Alford, both of Abilene; a sister, Mrs. Roy (Retha) Hitchcock of Brownwood, two brothers, Preston B. Alford of Abilene and Jess Alford of Brownwood; and five grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ August 1978) dates of Asa Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Leatrice “Lela” Dikes Alford; his mother, Mary Bell Hosea Alford; and his brothers Charles Monroe Alford, George Thomas Alford, Jesse Leroy Alford, Preston Benjamin Alford, and William Allen Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Asa Evander 1898 TX1, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX2, Thomas 1806 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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AUBERT DOWL “AL” ALFORD

Brother of Peggy Joyce Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666

Father of Beth Ann Alford Watson Parson, AAFA #0442

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 5 February 2010

 

            A.D. “Al” Alford, age 79, of McKinney, Texas, passed away February 3, 2010, in McKinney. He was married to Shirley Rae Hatley Alford who preceded him in death on July 4, 2007.

            He is survived by his son, Lance Alford and wife, Debi of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Beth Ann Parson and husband, Thomas of Celina, Texas, Cynthia Helton and husband, Jody of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Amy Herron and husband, David, also of Celina, Texas.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2010 at First Baptist Church, 1615 W. Louisiana St., McKinney, Texas, 75071 with Dr. H. Bailey Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday evening in the parlor at First Baptist Church in McKinney. To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com. Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow 972-562-2601

 

In another article:

 

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home

Allen, Collin Co., TX—_____ February 2010

 

 

            A.D. “Al” Alford, age 79, of McKinney, Texas, passed away February 3, 2010, in McKinney. Al was born in Pickton, Texas, to George Dowl and Mary Belle (Harrelson) Alford.

            Al graduated in 1948 from the original Boyd High School in McKinney and later earned an associate degree from Arlington State College. He remained active with The University of Texas Arlington as President of the UTA Alumni Association.

            Al was the founder and owner of Alford Insurance Agency in McKinney for many years.

            Al was a college baseball umpire for thirty-seven years and was well respected in both high school and collegiate umpire associations across the country. His many achievements included the 1974 College World Series, UIL state baseball tournament for four years, and Connie Mack World Series Baseball in Farmington, New Mexico. Al officiated at the plate in the longest baseball game in Southwest Conference History - a full twenty innings. He founded the McKinney Mavericks Summer Baseball Organization in 1971 and was instrumental in bringing the Mickey Mantle World Series to McKinney. Al was a past member of Collin County and Dallas Baseball Umpire Associations and a member of the ABUA Umpire Hall of Fame.

            He was a member of First Baptist Church in McKinney where he served for over thirty years as a deacon and greeter.

            Al was an avid golfer who never had a bad lie along with two verified holes in one. He was presently member of McKinney Parks and Recreation Board and a former McKinney City Councilman.

            Al proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he received a purple heart.

            He is survived by his son, Lance Alford and wife, Debi of McKinney, Texas; daughters, Beth Ann Parson and husband, Thomas of Celina, Texas, Cynthia Helton and husband, Jody of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Amy Herron and husband, David, also of Celina, Texas; grandchildren, Maezi, Carli, and Mitchell Alford, Kristen Coffman and husband, Matt, Alyssa Watson, Colin, Jon, and Julie Helton, and Katie and Matt Herron; great-grandchildren, Abby and Whitney Coffman; brothers, Grady Joe Alford of Wichita, Kansas and Bobby Dwayne Alford of Texas; sister, Peggy Joyce Alford Schuster of Richardson, Texas; and numerous other loving relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley on July 4, 2007.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2010 at First Baptist Church, 1615 W. Louisiana St., McKinney, Texas, 75071 with Dr. H. Bailey Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday evening in the parlor at First Baptist Church in McKinney. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

 

Photo from Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Collin Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Romo

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aubert Dowl Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 11 Aug 1930, last residence Celina, Collin Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Shirley Rae Hatley Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Aubert Dowl 1930 TX1, George Dowl 1910 TX2, George Albert Sidney 1886 MS3, James Henry 1857 MS4, John Madison 1826 GA5, John about 1801 NC6.

 

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AUDREY LOUISE THOMAS ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Saturday, 18 July 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Audrey L. Alford entered eternal rest on July 13, 1992. She is survived by her son Mitchell Alford Jr., one grandson Quentin Alford, a special friend Joseph Poyote, parents Elton and Joice Thomas, one sister and five brothers. A host of nieces, nephews, relatives, friends. Mrs. Alford was employed by the Texas Employment Commission for 21 years.

            Wake was Friday July 17, 1992 7–9 P.M. Greater St. Matthew B.C. Funeral service Saturday July 18, 1992 at 11:00 a.m. at Greater St. Matthew B.C. 7701 Jutland. Interment: Houston Memorial Garden.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Audrey Louise Alford died 13 July 1992 in Harris Co., TX.

 

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AUGUSTA CECELIA “GUSSIE” WOHLEB ALFORD

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—Wednesday, 19 July 2006

 

            Services for Augusta Wohleb Alford, 95, of Temple are pending with Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, July 17, in a Galveston hospital

 

In another article:

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—Saturday, 22 July 2006

 

            Alford, Augusta Cecelia, 95, Temple, 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Entombment in Garden Memorial Mausoleum, St. Monica’s Catholic Cemetery, Cameron. Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Temple, in charge.

 

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CAMERON HERALD

Cameron, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 27 July 2006

 

            Augusta Cecelia Alford, 95, of Temple and formerly of Cameron, died July 17 in a Galveston hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Ranjan Cletus officiating. Entombment followed in the Garden Memorial Mausoleum at St. Monica’s Catholic Cemetery in Cameron.

            Alford was born to Albina (Mondrik) and Clem A. Wohleb in Cameron Nov. 17, 1910. She was raised in Cameron. She worked at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Beaumont and worked at Kelly Field in San Antonio during World War II.

            She married Robert A. Alford in St. Louis, Mo. in December 1946 and assisted her husband in ranching until the time of his death. She moved to Temple in 1980 and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society. She was a charter member of Scott & White Fitness Center in 1986.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four brothers and a sister.

            Survivors include her son, Allen Robert Alford and sister, Albina Lee Wohleb Olsen....

 

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Photo from Saint Monica’s Cemetery, Cameron, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Martha Waneck Satterwhite

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Augusta Cecelia Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Temple, Bell Co., TX.

            She was the second wife of Robert Atticus Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Atticus 1890 TX1, Halcut 1854 TX2, Richard Erwin 1818 GA3, Halcut 1789 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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AUSTIN CHANCE ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Saturday, 16 September 2000

 

            Austin Chance Alfred, infant son of Stephanie Alfred of Beaumont, died on September 12, 2000 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. Graveside services were held at Live Oak Cemetery.

            Survivors include a sister and a brother, April Alfred and Aaron Lewis both of Beaumont.

 

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AVA MINTNER ALFORD

 

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Victoria, Victoria Co., TX—Monday, 14 August 2000

 

ALLETTSVILLE—Ava Alford, 105, of Hallettsville, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000.

            She was born Nov. 12, 1894, in Sabine Parish, La., to the late Jacob Farrow and Linda Lee Carter Minter. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hallettsville.

            Survivors: daughter, Hazel Timm of Hallettsville; nine grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by: husband, Lawrence Alford; one daughter; parents; four sisters; three brothers; three grandsons; and one great-grandson....

            Services will be 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Hallettsville....

            Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Pilgrim Baptist Church Cemetery in Many, La.... Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville....

            Pallbearers: Pat Murphy, Bill Higgins, Bob Speed and Dub Allee.

 

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AVIS MAE WILSON ALFORD BRIGGS

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—14 October 1981

 

            Mrs. Avis Mae Briggs, age 76 ... died Wednesday, October 14, 1981....

            Survivors: Sons, Reden Alford, Charles Alford; sisters, Mrs. Lucille Wilson, all of San Antonio, Tex.; Mrs. Ben Reichert; grandson, Billy Alford, both of Austin, Tex.; granddaughter, Andrea Grant, Hondo, Tex.; grandson, Ed Knapp, Lake Jackson, Tex.; Granddaughter, Pamela Dunbar, Italy; 5 great grandchildren....

            Interment ... at I.O.O.F. Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynn McKerral

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Avis Briggs (SS# issued in TX) was born 13 Nov 1904, last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Reden Alford; and her sons Charles Edgar Alford and Reden Norris Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Avis Mae Briggs died 14 Oct 1981 in Bexar Co., TX.

            The FindAGrave contributor noted that she was the daughter of William E. and Mary Winston Wilson, and married second to T.V. Briggs.

 

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BARBARA ANN ALFORD

 

STAR–TELEGRAM

Forth Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—10 October 2002

 

FORT WORTH—Barbara Ann Alford, 68, a retired housekeeper, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 4, 2002, at a Fort Worth hospital.

            Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Amanda, the Rev. Karl Hockenhull, officiant. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: You may visit Barbara at the funeral home noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, with the family present 7 to 8 p.m. in the main chapel.

            Survivors: Children, Michael Crawford and wife, Marilyn, Patricia Shelton and Steven Fisher; sister, Dorothy Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, 4000 Miller Ave., (817) 531-8666.

 

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BARBARA ANN TURPEN ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Sunday, 23 April 2006

 

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            Barbara Alford, 64, of Amarillo died Wednesday, April 19, 2006.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Comanche Trail Church of Christ with Loran Harper officiating. Burial will be in Llano East Cemetery by Rector Funeral Home Osage Chapel, 2800 S. Osage St.

            Mrs. Alford was a very kind-hearted and loving person to everyone, and everyone loved her. She will be extremely missed by all who knew and loved her. She was member of Comanche Trail Church of Christ.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Mildred Turpen, and her husband, Wayne, in 2002.

            Survivors include a daughter, Maribeth Martin of Amarillo; a son, Tony Alford of Amarillo; two grandsons, Chris Martin of Galveston and Matt Martin of Amarillo; two sisters, Shirley Moore and husband, Lee, of Amarillo, and Mary Jett of Meadow Brook, W. Va.; a special aunt, Joyce Hyden of Amarillo; and many extended family members who loved her very much.

            The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Wayne Alford (which provided her middle name), in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA ELAINE ALFORD SMART ASHLEY

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 13 August 1999

 

OAKWOOD—Services for Barbara Alford Ashley, 47, Dallas, formerly of Oakwood, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday at Union United Methodist Church.

            Burial will in Bethel Cemetery, Oakwood, under direction of Emanuel Funeral Home, Palestine.

            Ms. Ashley died Aug. 5.

            She was born Jan. 20, 1952, to Andrew and Mercedee Washington Alford. She graduated from Butler public schools and Prairie View A&M University and worked for Xerox Corp. for 17 years. She was a member of Waymon Chapel AME Church, where she served as Sunday school secretary and a member of the choir. She later joined Greater El Bethel Baptist Church, Dallas. She married Robert Smart, Sr. and later Ezell Ashley.

            Survivors include sons, Andre Alford, Robert Smart Jr., and Cavin Ashley, all of Dallas; mother, Mercedee Alford, Oakwood; sisterS, Ruthie Hamilton, Oakwood, Andrea McKinney, Nel Williams and Shirley Alford, all of Dallas; friend Harold Evans, Dallas; and one granddaughter.

 

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

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Barbara Elaine Ashley died 5 Aug 1999 in Dallas Co., TX.

 

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BARBARA ELAINE GLENN ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—20 December 2009

 

 

            Elaine Glenn Alford, 63, of Amarillo died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Hillside Christian Church chapel with the Rev. Greg Corona, pastor of Hillside Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

            Elaine was born in 1946 to James Vernon and Bobbie Jean Forman Glenn in San Angelo. She moved with her family to Amarillo, where she graduated from Tascosa High School and soon after attended West Texas State University. She married her husband, Charlie Alford, in 1969 in Amarillo.

            Elaine enjoyed camping and fishing with her family and friends. She was a blessed daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, whose life was full of laughter and love.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Glenn; her husband, Charlie Earl Alford; and a brother, Mason Glenn.

            Survivors include her father, James Vernon Glenn and wife Bess of Amarillo; two daughters, Amy Clawson and husband Dan and Allison Alford, all of Amarillo; and two precious grandchildren, Amanda and Trevor Clawson.

            The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79105; or Don & Sybil Harrington Cancer Center, 1500 Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

            Sign the online guest book at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara Elaine Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 June 1946, last residence Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.

 

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BARBARA FULLER ALFORD BEHRINGER

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 2 February 2006

 

            Barbara Fuller Behringer, 70, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at her home in Gause. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at First Baptist Church in Hearne with Rev. Larry Blackmon of First Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Gause Cemetery in Gause.

            Mrs. Behringer, homemaker, was born March 1, 1935 in Gause to Roy and Lillie (Seelke) Fuller.

            She married LeRoy Behringer on Oct. 31, 1964 in Marlin.

            She grew up in Gause and lived many years in Waco before retiring and moving back to Gause. She attended school in Gause and Hearne. She was member of First Baptist Church in Hearne.

            Mrs. Behringer was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Roy Fuller; seven sisters, Tempie Butler, Mary Brazell, Sadie Anderson, Elizabeth Rains, Polly Johnson, Lillian Anderson and Jeraldine Fuller.

            Survivors include her husband, LeRoy Behringer of Gause; son, Aaron Roy Alford and wife Betty of Rockdale; three grandchildren, Jennifer Alford Hanke and husband Joe Wayne of Buckholts, Kellie Alford Zboril and husband Bo of Deanville and Heath Alford and wife B.J. of Ledbetter; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers included Irvin King, Ken Esten Cooke, John Shoemake, Kevin Cooke, Lee Thomason and Robert C. Remaley II.

            Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church; 105 Davis, Hearne, TX 77859.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her first husband, John Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA ISABELLE CHURCH ALVORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 21 May 2008

 

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Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home, Dallas, TX

 

            Alvord, Barbara Isabelle Church died in Dallas on May 18, 2008. Born in Norwich, CT, on June 26, 1925, Barbara was 82 years old. She grew up in Norwich, graduated from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, worked for JH Whitney in New York and IBM in Denver and New York. Barbara met and married Ben Alvord while both worked for IBM. Shortly thereafter she became a full time mother for Christy Alvord, now Christy Alvord Eveland of Jacksonville, FL. Coming from a long line of New Englanders, Barbara was skeptical when Ben was asked by his employer, WR Grace, to move to Dallas in 1975. However, the move has been a great success. Both Barbara and Ben have enjoyed their lives and wonderful friends in Dallas over the past 33 years. While chemistry was Barbara’s college major, she took art history as an elective her senior year and found her passion. She became a docent for SMU’s Meadows Museum and greatly enjoyed the stimulation and people for over twenty years. Chemistry may have found its way into the kitchen. Barbara loved to cook, much to the delight of friends and family. She also was an enthusiastic participant in the Highland Park Presbyterian Church’s choir until declining health caused her resignation.

            In addition to her husband, daughter and son-in-law, Christopher Eveland, Barbara is survived by a brother, Kenneth Church, sister-in-law, Lynn Church, both of West Chester, PA, two nieces, a nephew and their families.

            A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2008, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel, David Davidson officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752 (www.ataxia.org/giving) or a charity of your choice. Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Cemetery 7405 W. Northwest Hwy. (214) 363-5401 Dignity Memorial.

 

AAFA NOTES: Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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BARBARA JANEA ANDERSON HALLFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—7 December 2006

 

ANSON—Barbara “Janea” Hallford, 69, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006. No services planned. The body will be cremated. Arrangements handled by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert S. Hallford, in this compilation.

 

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BARBARA JEAN ALFORD YOUNG

Sister of Georgia Jewell Alford Gallaugher, AAFA #0003

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—18 May 1973

 

            Young, Mrs. Jean, age 51, 822 Cambridge, Grand Prairie.

            Survived by husband, Carl Young; daughter, Mrs. Barbara Doolin, Dallas; brother, Ralph Alford, Coffeyville, Kansas; sisters, Jewell Gallaugher, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Mrs. Pauline Hill, Fort Meyers, Florida.

            Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Southland Funeral Chapel, Rev. Jim Garrett officiating. Interment Southland Memorial Park.

            Southland Funeral Home, 800 SW Third, Grand Prairie.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her grandmother, Mary Jane McGee Alford, in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Barbara Jean KS 19221, George T. 1871 IN 2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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BARBARA JOAN SINGLETARY GOOCH ALFORD

 

Photo from Little Hope Cemetery, Beech Grove, Jasper Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Saturday, 16 May 2009

 

            Barbara Joan Alford, 73, of Farrsville, Tx went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 13, 2009. Visitation will be Friday, May 15, 2009 from 5-8 p.m. at Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Crematory. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Burial will be in Little Hope Cemetery.

            Barbara was a devoted Christian woman whom many knew as the Avon Lady.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Wallace Alford. Father James Singletary and sister Kay Sheryel Singletary.

            Barbara is survived by her mother Hazel Singletary of Kirbyville, Tx. Daughter Sheryel and husband Tom Moore of Harker Heights, Tx. Son James and wife Jessie Gooch of Vidor, Tx. Grandchildren Sarah, Heather and Kelsey Moore of Harker Heights, Tx and Jason and Jerrod Gooch of Vidor, Tx. Great grandson Colt Norman of Harker Heights, Tx. Sister Margaret and husband Jack Griffin of Vidor, Tx. Brother James Singletary of Houston, Tx.

            Memorials may be sent to Hillcrest Baptist Church of Jasper, Tx.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara Joan Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 18 Apr 1936, last residence Wiergate, Newton Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wallace Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone, which was taken 18 Sept 2009 but does not have an engraved death date for Barbara.

 

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BARRETT HALLFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Saturday, 20 July 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

FORT WORTH—Barrett Hallford, 74, a retired auditor for the Tarrant County auditor’s office, passed away Friday, July 19, 2002, at a local hospital.

            Memorial service: 2 p.m. Monday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Fort Worth.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church building fund, 7001 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76133.

            Barrett Hallford was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Hallford retired from the Tarrant County auditor’s office after 20 years of devoted employment.

            Survivors: His wife of 52 years, Shirley Hallford of Fort Worth; son, Michael Barrett Hallford of Fort Worth; daughter, Robin McReynolds and her husband, Bruce, of Crowley; grandchildren, Holland Elizabeth McReynolds and Tyler Barrett McReynolds, both of Crowley; sisters, Mrs. Vernon McCall of Montgomery and Mrs. James Beights of Lubbock; brother, Joseph C. Hallford Jr. of Fort Stockton; and several nieces and nephews.

            Laurel Land Funeral Home 7100 Crowley Road, (817) 293-1350.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice J. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born , last residence

            See the obituaries of his wife, Shirley May Hallford; and brother John Duncan Hallford in this compilation.

 

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BEILA VEDELIA PRICE ALFRED

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ May 1993

 

            Funeral services for Beila Vedelia Alfred, 75, of Conroe, were held Wednesday, May 12, 1993 at 11 a.m. in Cashner Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Martin Fuller officiating. Interment followed at 3:30 p.m. in Old Zion Cemetery in Kennard, with Cashner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alfred was born Feb. 14, 1918 in Houston County and passed away May 11, 1993 in Conroe. She was a member of Asbury Methodist Church of Pasadena.

            Survivors include her husband, Elzie Alfred of Conroe; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeane and John Crumpler of Willis and Patricia and Mike White of Houston; brother and sister-in-law, Dort and Cleo Price of Rosharon; grandchildren, Julie, Jill, Jan, Gary, Jeanie and Joshua; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Beila V. Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Conroe, Montgomery Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Elzie Dryden Alfred, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

 

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BENJAMIN ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 21 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Benjamin Alfred, 53, of Lake Charles, La. died Nov. 15 at LBJ Hospital in Houston.

            Funeral will be at 8 p.m. today at Greater St Joseph Baptist Church in Fenton, La., with burial Saturday at the church cemetery under the direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel in Lake Charles.

            A native of Houston, he lived in Lake Charles a number of years.

            Survivors include sisters, Bernice Hale of Houston, Blanche Roland of Richmond, Calif., Lurdy Alfred of Lake Charles and Betty Spikes of Fenton; and brothers, the Rev. Eddie Alfred, Hayward Alfred, Luther Alfred, Earlvin Alfred and Melvin Alfred, all of Fenton.

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AMERICAN PRESS

Lake Charles, LA—Friday, 21 November 1997

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

FENTON—Funeral services for Benjamin Alfred, 53, will be at 8 p.m. today, Nov. 21, in Greater St. Joseph Baptist Church.... Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Greater St. Joseph Cemetery under direction of Fondel Memorial Chapel of Kinder…. Mr. Alfred died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 1997, in a Houston hospital. A native of Fenton, he lived in Houston for many years.

            Survivors include four sisters, Bernice Hale of Houston, Blanche Roland of Richmond, Calif., Lurdy Alfred of Lake Charles and Betty Spikes of Fenton; five brothers, Rev. Eddie Alfred, and Hayward, Luther, Earlvin and Melvin Alfred, all of Fenton.

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BENJAMIN FRANK ALFORD

Grandfather of John W. Casall Jr., AAFA #1400

Uncle of David Gaston Alford, AAFA #0503

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Wednesday, 27 May 1981

 

INGLESIDE—B. Frank Alford, 83, passed away Tuesday [May 26] in an Aransas Pass hospital after a lengthy illness.

            He was a native of Rising Star, Texas and had lived in Ingleside since 1929. He was a retired employee from Central Power and Light Company, a naval veteran of WWI serving aboard the U.S.S. Arizona and the U.S.S. Texas. He was a charter member of the Rising Star American Legion, a life-long Methodist serving as a member of the official board of the Ingleside United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Ingleside School Board for a number of years and was a charter member of the Ingleside Rotary Club.

            Survivors include his wife, Vera of Ingleside; one son, Col. Frank Alford, Jr. of San Antonio; his daughter, Mrs. Wanda Casall of Ingleside; two sisters, [Mrs.] F.E. Roark of Rising Star, Mrs. Edgar Philen of De Soto; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church of Ingleside with Rev. Dick Lear, officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Methodist Church of Ingleside.

            Marshall Funeral

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Benjamin Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Jan 1898 and died _____ May 1981, last residence Ingleside, San Patricio Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vera Elizabeth Bowden Alford; nephew David Gaston Alford Sr.; and niece Dortha D. Alford Watkins in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Benjamin Frank 1898 TX1, Jacob Lawhorn 1864 TX2, Jesse Powell 1828 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BENNETT JAMES ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 25 June 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Bennett James “B.J.” Alford, born July 13, 1917, died June 24, 1994. Member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Employed by Bell Telephone for thirty years.

            Survived by wife, Drucilla Alford; one son, Greg Alford; step-son, James Turner; step-daughter, Carolyn Pruiett; two brothers, Jim & Paul Alford; sister, Jewel Thomas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four nephews, ten nieces and many friends….

            Services 2:00 P.M. Sunday, June 26, 1994, Lamar & Smith Chapel…. Interment will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday at Pickton Cemetery, Pickton, Texas. In lieu of usual remembrances, memorials may be made to Irwindell Methodist Church, 324 S. Westmoreland Road, Dallas, Texas 75211.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bennett J. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 13 July 1917, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his second wife Drucilla Margaret Finklea Turner Alford; and his brothers James Jefferson Alford and Lewis Paul Alford in this compilation.

            Bennett was the youngest son of Bennett Jefferson Alford. Bennett’s first wife was Audrey Moore.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Bennett James 1917 TX1, Bennett Jefferson 1881 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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BENNIE MILTON HALFORD

 

FAIRFIELD RECORDER

Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX—4 June 2009

 

            Graveside services were held earlier this month for Butler resident Bennie Halford, 61, who died May 6 at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

            Mr. Halford was born in Dallas on March 5, 1948 to Richard Halford and Mildred Rankin Halford.

            For 29 years, he was employed as an equipment operator with the City of Dallas water department.

            He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

            Services were held at Dew Cemetery on May 9 with David Hallum officiating.

            Mr. Halford is survived by his wife Sabra Halford of Butler; children, Millie Council and husband Jeff of Kaufman, Stephanie Harrison and husband Phillip of Kaufman, Richard Halford and wife Cassie of Kaufman, Kenneth Brobst of Denver, Colorado, Angela Jones and husband Patrick of Jacksonville, and Howard Danner and wife Brandi of Fairfield; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Linda Armstrong of Alvord.

            Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home in Fairfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Benie Milton Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence “Texas.”

 

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BENNIE RAY ALFORD

 

Bennie Ray Alford

Photo from Brazos Funeral Home, Waco, TX

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—Wednesday, 13 May 2009

 

            Bennie Ray Alford, 43, of Bruceville, passed away Friday, May 8, 2009. A celebration of life will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at Brazos Funeral Home with the Rev. Yolanda Romero officiating.

             Bennie was born Feb. 11, 1966, in Wharton, Texas, to Jim Ed Alford and Norma Jean (Sanders) Dorris. Bennie enjoyed the outdoors and cooking for family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his biological father, Jim Ed Alford; step father, Charles Clinton Dorris Sr.; brothers, Charles Clinton Dorris Jr. and wife, Maria of Hewitt, and Jim Ed Alford Jr. and Kenny Alford, both of Virginia; sister, Tammy Buxton of Houston; and family friend, Ruben Oballe of Bruceville.

            The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at www.brazosfuneralhome.com. February 11, 1966 - May 8, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bennie Ray Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bruceville, McLennan Co., TX.

 

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BERNADETTE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ March 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Bernadette Alford passed Monday, March 24, 1991 in a local hospital. Survivors are husband, Harvey Alford, two sons, parents. Wake service Wednesday night, 8–10 p.m. Calhoun Chapel. Funeral service Thursday 11:00 a.m. Calhoun Chapel…. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BERNICE JOHNSON ALFRED

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—31 March 2009

 

            Graveside services for Bernice J. Alfred, 94, of Tyler, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Rose Hill Cemetery with Mark Trammel officiating under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.

            Bernice J. Alfred passed away March 30, 2009. She was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Calhoun, Ark., to Harry B. and Martha Annis Crisp Johnson. She graduated from high school in Minden, La. Bernice and H.C. Alfred Jr. of Tyler were married in 1933 in DeQueen, Ark. They made their home in Tyler, where they enjoyed 53 years of marriage.

            In 1943 Bernice started her 34-year career with Tyler Independent School District in the cafeteria of Douglas Elementary. She went from there to Marsh, Bonner, and then opened the cafeterias of two new schools, Bell Elementary and Robert E. Lee High School. She ended her career as director of food services in TISD administration, retiring in 1977.

            Bernice was known as an excellent cook and took great pleasure in preparing special family meals. Her other interests included cane-pole fishing and flower gardening. Her yard was a showplace of large azaleas and flowering trees.

            She is predeceased by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Frank Davis; grandchildren, Freddie L. Willingham Jr., and Tina Willingham.

            She is survived by daughters, Nelwyn Davis of Dallas and Mary Evelyn Willingham and husband Fred Willingham of Winona; grandchildren, Mark Willingham and wife Kristie of Tyler, Leland Willingham of Winona and Kathy Odom and husband Ken of Rowlett; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas HomePlace, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bernice J. Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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BERNICE KATHLEEN LESSITER ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Jack Delaye Alford, AAFA #0543

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—1 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Bernice Kathleen Alford, age 78, died January 30, 1996, at St. Elizabeth Hospital following a lengthy illness which she met with grace and dignity. Mrs. Alford was born January 25, 1918, in Rice, Texas, the daughter of Doriss D. and Ethel Dyer Lessiter. Her father died in 1919 and her mother married Louis Edward Lentz of Malone, Texas in 1920.

            Mrs. Alford graduated from Malone High School and Cosmetology in Houston, Texas. During the time she was in Houston, she was a stylist and manicurist to Oveta Culp Hobby, head of the WAC’s during World War II. While in Houston, she met her future husband, Jasper Newell Alford, Jr., a soldier with the 97th Infantry Division. They were married December 26, 1941.

            During Mrs. Alford’s illness, her husband never left her side and cared for her with constant devotion and love. She will always be his “Baby.” Mrs. Alford resided in Beaumont for 34 years before moving to Silsbee upon Mr. Alford’s retirement from Mobil Oil. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Silsbee.

            In addition to her beloved husband, Jasper Newell Alford, Jr., she is survived by two daughters, Susan Allen of Waco, Texas, Claudia K. Presley of Pt. Neches; one son, Jimmy N. Alford of Wisconsin, two grandsons, John Jay Etheredge of Dallas, Texas, and Patrick Alford of Pt. Neches, and one great granddaughter.

            Bernice will always be remembered for her love of her family and her beauty as a person not only outwardly but in her heart….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Jasper Newell Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BERTHA LEA TAYLOR ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Wednesday, 7 August 2002

 

EASTLAND—Bertha Alford, 86, of Eastland, passed away Sunday [August 4] in Eastland. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Merriman Cemetery in Ranger.

            Mrs. Alford was born on May 10, 1916 in Swisher County, Texas to Lonzo and Talatha (Fox) Taylor. She attended Eastland county schools. She married Doc Alford on April 2, 1934 in Ranger. Mrs. Alford was an employee of the Lancaster Clothes Factory and the Melrose Dress Shop. She was a very talented seamstress and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and handy work. She was a member of the Camp Inspiration Church of God in Eastland. She had lived in Dallas and most recently at Lake Leon.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Shirley Lynch, and a brother Andy J. Taylor.

            She is survived by her husband, Doc, of Eastland; daughters, Barbara Jones Brown of Ranger, Sylvia Moreland of Lake Leon, and Ida Lea Norris of Eastland; son, Robert Lonzo “Bud” Alford of Pearl, Mississippi; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Lee “Doc” Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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BERTHA LUCILLE ALFORD MCCLELLAND

Aunt of Carolyn Annice Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—2 January 2002

 

FORT WORTH [Tarrant Co.], TX—Bertha Alford McClelland, 88, passed away on November 23, 2001, in Fort Worth, Texas. Memorial services were held on Sunday, January 5, 2002, at First Methodist Church in Natchitoches. Her body was donated to medical science at LSUMC in Shreveport.

            Born on February 9, 1913, she was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.M. Alford. She graduated from Byrd High in 1930, attended Centenary College and graduated from Northwestern in Natchitoches. She married L.M. McClelland in 1937 and resided in Natchitoches where she was Supervisor of Child Protection at the Natchitoches Welfare Department.

            Her parents, her husband, and siblings, Edgar Alford, Mary Foye, and Carrie Mae Adger, and Jo Masingill preceded her in death.

            Daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Kenneth E. and Carrie McClelland Hinze and granddaughter, Amy Hinze, of Fort Worth, and grandson, Wesley Hinze of Waco, and a sister, Gladys Wilson of Florida, survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bertha A. McClelland (SS# issued in LA), last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her brother Needham Edgar Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sisters Carrie Mae Alford Adger and Jo Martin Alford Masingill in Louisiana Obituaries; and of her sister Gladys Estelle Alford Wilson in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Her parents were the Rev. Joseph Martin Alford and Carrie Eliza Weiland. We published an extensive history of this family in the Summer 1998 issue of AAFA ACTION, “Joseph Martin Alford, 1870–1963.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Bertha Lucille 1913 MS1, Joseph Martin 1870 LA2, Needham Edwin 1845 MS3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BERTHA MARIE JESSE ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Thursday, 13 August 2009

 

Bertha Marie Alford

 

            Bertha Marie Alford, born on October 13, 1927 in Kingsville, TX to Emil and Irene Jesse, entered into rest on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 81.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James F. Alford. Bertha is survived by her daughter, Nancy Kilbane-Carr and husband William B. Carr; grandchildren, Brandon F. Kilbane, Daniel J. Kilbane, Maura M. Kilbane; and great grandson, Landon Kilbane and many other relatives and a host of loving friends. Bertha will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

            SERVICES: The family will receive friends on Friday, August 14, 2009 beginning at 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM at 718 Indigo Dr. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E. North Loop Rd. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park North. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.

 

            AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, James Forest Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BERTHA WORTHINGTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—12 September 1986

 

            Services for Bertha Worthington Alford of Rosser, Kaufman County, an active member of community organizations, will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Sparkman-Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel, Dallas.

            Mrs. Alford, 52, died Thursday at Presbyterian Medical Center in Dallas.

            A native of Dallas, she lived at her family’s Flying A Ranch in Rosser. Her husband, Fred F. Alford, is president of Alford Refrigerated Warehouses Inc. and is mayor of Rosser.

            She was a graduate of The Hockaday School and attended Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., and Southern Methodist University, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

            She served as corporate secretary to the board of directors of Alford Refrigerated and was a member of several warehousing and frozen-food professional organizations.

            Mrs. Alford was a supporter of the Scurry-Rosser school district’s home economics program. She donated cookbooks, cooking equipment and instructional videotapes to the schools.

            The Scurry-Rosser Future Homemakers Chapter named her Honorary Mother of 1986.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband; a daughter, Bertha W. “B’ Alford of Dallas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Worthington of Dallas; and a sister, Amy Davis of Austin.

 

Photo from Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Romo

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 June 1934 and died _____ Sept 1986, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Frederick Fergus Alford Jr.; and children Frederick Fergus Alford III and Harriett Olita Alford in this compilation.

 

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BERTIE HALL DAVIS ALFORD HENDERSON

Mother of Evonne Lynne Alford Salmons Alford, AAFA #0130

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 1 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

Bertie H. Alford Henderson

March 1, 1910 - July 30, 1997

 

            Funeral services for Bertie H. Alford Henderson, 87 of Rosenberg are scheduled for 2 PM Saturday, August 2, 1997 from Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Caldwell. Interment will be in Caldwell Masonic Cemetery. Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 1, 1997, 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Rosenberg. Mrs. Henderson died Wednesday evening [July 30] in Richmond.

            She was born March 1, 1910 in Ringgold [Bienville Parish], Louisiana to J.H. and Bertie Bailey Hall. She grew up in Willis, TX and was educated at Sam Houston State University where she was a member of Epsilon Sigma Phi. She taught Home Economics in Thorndale public schools, and retired in 1971 after serving as Burleson County and Fort Bend Extension Home Economist. She served as Assistant State Director for American Association of Retired Persons 1976-80. She was a life long member of the Methodist Church.

            Survivors included two daughters, Barbara Davis Zapalac of Houston and Evonne Alford Salmons of Rosenberg; a sister, Mildred Inglehart of Houston; two sisters-in-law Sue Hall of Wharton and Nancy Hall of Conroe; four step-children, Phil Alford, Jr. of Lewisville, AR, Earlene Schmidt, Doug Henderson and Ed Henderson all of Tomball; three grandchildren; sixteen step-grandchildren; two great granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home of Caldwell in charge of arrangements (409) 567-3232.

 

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Photos from Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby Joe Slovak

Bertie, her second husband Philip, and his sister Lizzie are buried in this Alford plot.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sisters-in-law Florence Inez Alford Surovik and Lizzie Evans Alford; and her brothers-in-law Richard Erwin Alford and Daniel Lee Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            Bertie Hall married (1) _____ Davis. She married (2) Philip Bruce Alford, born 17 Aug 1898 in Burleson Co., TX and died 3 Apr 1970 in TX. Philip was the son of Halcut Alford and Mary Jane Scott. Bertie married (3) Early A. Henderson on 7 June 1980 in Fort Bend Co., TX [TX Marriages].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her second husband’s lineage: Philip Bruce 1898 TX1, Halcut 1854 TX2, Richard Erwin 1818 GA3, Halcut 1789 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BERTIE MAE ROBINSON ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 2 March 1995

 

            Funeral services for Bertie Mae Alford, 66, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Phillips & Luckey Chapel with burial in the Forest Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, Feb. 22 in St. David’s Hospital, Austin.

            She had resided in the Forest Grove community for the past 15 years after moving from Austin.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 6, 1928 in Austin to Mr. and Mrs. John S. (Emma Raven) Robinson.

            Mrs. Alford retired from Southwestern Bell in 1980. She had been a switchboard operator and also handled collections.

            She and M.J. Alford were married Nov. 30, 1945 in San Antonio.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma Robinson; and two brothers, J.S. and Charles Robinson.

            Survivors include her husband, M.J. Alford of Forest Grove; a son, Monte Alford of Forest Grove; a daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Richard O’Brien of Round Rock; and four grandchildren, David and Terry O’Brien and Travis and Brandon Alford.

            Pallbearers were Billy Alford, Bobby Alford, David O’Brien, Johnny Robinson, Chris Robinson, Rodney Spence, Joe Williams and John Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers were Rusty Wilhite, J.T. Ellis, Claude Spence, Hubert Watson and Peanut Hairston.

            Mrs. Alford enjoyed reading and going to movies and, while growing up, was an usher at Austin’s Paramount Theater.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Bertie M. Alford (SS# issued in DC) but incorrectly list her death date as 2 Feb 1995, last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

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

 

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BESS CECILE CLARK ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—_____ September 1974

 

            Alford, Bess Clark (Mrs. Nathaniel Ezekiel) of Rockdale. Age 71. Died September 4, 1974, in a Temple [Bell Co.] hospital after a lingering illness. Services held (Fri.) at the First Baptist Church in Rockdale....

            Burial IOOF Cemetery. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Alford, nee Bess Clark, daughter of the late Jim & Mattie Worley Clark was born 1/12/1903 in Milam County and attended Thorndale Public Schools. Member of the First Baptist Church in Rockdale for many years.

            Preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister. Survivors: Husband, N.E. Alford and son, Zeke Alford, both of Rockdale; sister, Mrs. George (Mattie) Andrews of Houston; 2 grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____Sept 1974) dates of Bess Alford (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituary of her son Nathaniel Ezekiel “Zeke” Jr. in this article.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate, which provides her middle name, says she died 4 Sept 1974 in Temple, Bell Co., TX, age 71. Her parents are identified as James A. Clark and Mattie Worley. Her place of burial is listed only as Rockdale, TX, which was also her residence.

            This obituary was originally posted to the Milam County, TX, Ancestry.com message board showing a publication date of August 1994 and a death date of 17 August 1994. That is the death date of her husband, Nathaniel Ezekiel Alford, Sr. A re-check of the text was requested without results. As of November 2008, the original obituary message has disappeared. We are including this obituary with a corrected death date and publication date since the other text seems correct, but it is undoubtedly not verbatim.

 

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BESSIE AUDRY ROBINS ALFORD

Mother of Marjorie Faye Alford McDaniel, AAFA #0078

Aunt of Donald Ray Alford, AAFA #0059

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX—Friday, 31 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

NASHVILLE, AR—Bessie A. Alford, 83, of Athens, Texas formerly of Nashville, died Wednesday, Oct 29, 1997, in an Athens nursing home.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 20, 1914, in Ozan, Ark. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Fern Freel Sunday School Class and XYZ Club.

            Survivors include one son, Edwin Alford of Nashville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Clyve McDaniel of Athens and Jean and Calvin Climer of Burleson, Texas; one sister, Ailene Brandon of Nashville; four grandchildren, Mike Climer and Kevin Climer of Arlington, Texas, Kristin Tibbits of Little Rock and Rebecca Alford of Nashville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Services will be 2 pm Saturday at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will be in Restland Memorial Park....

 

In another article:

 

DAILY REVIEW

Athens, Henderson Co., TX—Tuesday, 4 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Services for Bessie A. Alford, 83, of Athens and formerly of Nashville, Arkansas, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Nashville.... Burial was in Restland Memorial Park in Nashville. Local arrangements were under the direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday [October 29] at South Place Nursing Center in Athens.

            She was born July 20, 1914, in Ozan, Arkansas, to Ed [William Edgar] and Georgia Benefield Robins. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville, Fern Freel Sunday school class, and the XYZ Club.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Alva Alford on March 19, 1992; a twin brother, Jessie Robins; and a sister, Ruby Webb.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son, Ed Alford of Nashville, Arkansas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Clyve McDaniel of Athens and Jean and Calvin Climer of Burleson; sister, Ailene Brandon of Nashville, Arkansas; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews....

 

 

Photos from Restland Memorial Park, Nashville, Howard Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by Doss Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie A. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Athens, Henderson Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of Bessie’s husband, Alva Joshua Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries. See the obituary of her husband’s father, William Anderson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Alva Joshua 1913 AR1, William Anderson 1881 AR2, Franklin Ewing 1861 AR3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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BESSIE JANE ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 10 December 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            Bessie J. Alford of Hurst, a homemaker, died Sunday [Dec. 8] at a Euless nursing center. She was 87. Graveside service: 2 p.m. today in Calloway Cemetery. Arrangements: Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

 

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Photo from Calloway Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Bessie Jane Alford died 8 Dec 1991 in Tarrant Co., TX.

 

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BESSIE LOU ALFORD CLOWER

Aunt of Mariwynn Alford Watson, AAFA #0127

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—22 April 1977

 

            Clower, Mrs. Bessie Lou Alford, age 87, Henderson, formerly of Dallas.

            Survived by stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert H. Morgan, Lubbock, brothers E.B. Alford, R.O. Alford, both of Henderson, numerous nieces and nephews.

            Services 2 p.m. Friday, First United Methodist Church of Henderson, Rev. H. Leon Reed and Dr. A.D. Lemons officiating. Interment in Lakewood Memorial Park, Henderson. Crawford Funeral Home, Henderson.

 

Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Henderson, Rusk Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Green

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Clower (SS# issued in TX) was born 12 Oct 1889 and died _____ April 1977 [gravestone says 21 April 1977], last residence Henderson, Rusk Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her brother Jesse Burks Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Bessie Lou 1889 TX1, Egbert Benson 1858 AL2, John Rogers 1810 GA3, Kinchen 1779 NC4, James 1740 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BESSIE LOU KIRKPATRICK ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—21 December 1972

 

            Mrs. Eugene Alford, 59, of Houston, died Wednesday, Dec. 13 [Dec 14 on death certificate and gravestone], in the M.D. Anderson Hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 15, in Houston.

            Mrs. Alford was a former resident of Sabine Parish, and has a number of relatives living here.

            Survivors include her husband, Eugene Alford of Houston; two brothers, George Kirkpatric of New Orleans, and Johnnie Kirkpatric of West Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Bob Taylor – LM on bio page 9/13/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 June 1912; her death date is listed as _____ Dec 1972.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Eugene Field Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate, which provides her middle name, confirms her birth date but says she died 14 Dec 1972. She was age 60 and died of ovarian cancer. Her parents are identified as Ed Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Barnes. Her place of burial is listed as Brookside Memorial Park in Houston, TX, but the gravestone she shares with her husband is in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA.

            Eugene Field Alford was the son of Needham J. Alford and Emma Miller. He married Bessie Lou Kirkpatric. (Her maiden name is spelled Kirkpatrick on her death certificate.) They had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eugene Field 1899 LA1, Needham Judge 1863 LA2, William Theodore 1832 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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BESSIE MAE SMITH ALFORD

 

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS

Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX—Wednesday, 28 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Graveside services for Bessie Mae (Smith) Alford, 87, of Lufkin, were held at 3 pm Tuesday in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Carthage....

            Mrs. Alford was born Jan 22, 1911 in Blocker and died Oct 25, 1998 in San Augustine. She was the retired owner of Sabine Movie Theatre in Hemphill.

            Survivors: daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Warren Stewart, Jr.; one grandson and wife; brother-in-law and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Smith; two nephews and one niece. Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Timpson, Shelby Co., TX.

 

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BETTY ALFORD DEGAN

 

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE

Denton, Denton Co., TX—Tuesday, 13 May 2008

 

            Betty Alford Degan, 81, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2008 after a brief battle with pneumonia. She was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on January 25, 1927, the daughter of Helen Newman Alford and Frank S. Alford who preceded her in death.

            Having lost her father at age 6 and her mother at age 11, she was raised in Denton, Texas by her aunt Anna Alford. Betty was a graduate of North Texas State University in Denton, Texas holding a degree in Foods and Nutrition. After graduation from North Texas, she worked as a dietitian at a campus dormitory. Betty married Daniel Carl Degan, Jr. in July 1949 and soon thereafter they moved to Lewisville, Texas. They enjoyed 56 happy years together until Carl’s death in July 2005.

            Betty had a love of art and theater. She was an avid bird watcher and loved to travel and photograph wildlife. Betty was a talented hand weaver and delighted her family and friends each year with hand-woven Christmas cards.

            Betty was a quiet, elegant, and caring woman who loved her family dearly and always put them first. She volunteered her time extensively for many organizations including the PTA, the Denton Weaver’s Guild, the March of Dimes and the American Red Cross. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society, driving cancer patients to and from their doctor’s appointments and treatments.

            She is survived by her daughter Karen Hammond and son-in-law George Hammond, son Daniel Carl Degan, III and daughter-in-law Cheryl Degan, grandsons Jason Hammond and Alex Degan, granddaughter Whitney Degan, and granddaughter-in-law Stacy Hammond, and great-grandson Chase Hammond.

            Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, 148 W. Church St., Lewisville, TX, 75057.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Texas Exes Alumni Association, P.O. Box 311250, Denton, TX 76203.

            For online condolences please go to www.mulkeymason.com.

 

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BETTY CLAIRE CRAM ALFORD

 

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

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Friday, 24 June 2005

 

            Betty Claire Alford, 84, of Cisco, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2005 in Princeton, New Jersey. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Saturday at First United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery directed by Kimbrough Funeral Home.....

            Betty was born in Plainview, Texas on November 30, 1920 to Matt and Maude (Harris) Cram. She was a graduate of Texas Tech University and married Morris Alford on December 27, 1943 in Dallas; he preceded her in death on November 16, 1977. Betty worked at Olney Savings and for the last few years was secretary at Kimbrough Funeral Home. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was organist and was a member of Stephen Ministry. She was active in many community activities and was a member of Cisco Civic League and several Bridge Clubs.

            She was a beloved mother and best friend to her daughters, Claire Ann McNew and Kathy Gabler and their husbands, Jerry McNew of Princeton, New Jersey and Manny Gabler of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is also survived by grandchildren, John Michael McNew and Teri Minton of Seattle, Washington and Ryan McNew and April Hinds of Purdy, Missouri and nephew John Cram of Dallas....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty C. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Princeton, Mercer Co., NJ.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Morris Wooberry 1914 TX1, Gordon Benjamin 1881 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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BETTY HALFORD BURKS

 

MORNING TELEGRAM

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—26 June 2003

 

QUITMAN [Wood Co.]—Services for Betty Halford Burks, 70, of Quitman, were held on Friday at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel in Quitman. Burial was in Boydstun Cemetery in Rockwall [Rockwall Co.]. Ms. Burks died on June 25 in Quitman.

            She was born on January 24, 1933, in Fort Worth. She grew up in Rockwall and moved to Quitman in 1958. She was a special education teacher’s aide and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include her sons, Rob Burks of Alaska, and Rick Burks of Flint; daughter, Karen Cox of Plano; brother, Robert Halford of Garland; and four grandchildren.

 

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BETTY JANE ALFORD HART

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 28 May 2004

 

            Betty Jane Alford Hart, 81, of Spurger passed away May 26, 2004 at the Tyler County Hospital in Woodville [Tyler Co.].

            Born December 6, 1922 in Dallas, Texas, she lived in Spurger for many years. She was a 1944 graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Spurger, a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #315 Spurger Chapter, and a life member of Giles Elementary PTA. She was a Tyler County Home Demonstrator. She will be remembered for her extraordinary love for cats and dogs.

            She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ivy Hart of Spurger; children: Patricia Marie Sherman and husband, Herb of Longview, Albert Hart and wife, Darlene of Silsbee, Iva Thompson Hart and wife, Margie of Nederland and Robert Hart and wife, Penny of West; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

            Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 AM at the First Baptist Church in Spurger with burial to follow at Turner Branch Cemetery in Spurger. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 PM until 9 PM at Riley Funeral Home in Woodville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 440 N. 18th Street, Ste. 7, Beaumont, Texas 77707....

 

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BETTY JEAN ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

NEWS HERALD

Panama City, Bay Co., FL—_____ November 2009

 

            Funeral services for Betty Alford Williams, 81, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Jacksonville with Dr. Darin Wood officiating.

            Burial will be held at Bonifay City Cemetery in Bonifay, Fla., in Holmes County at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.

            Mrs. Williams passed away Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, in Jacksonville.

            She was born July 3, 1928 in Bonifay, Fla., to Walter Paisley Alford and Teresa Childs Alford.

            Mrs. Williams was a member of Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville, TX, retired teacher, was an artist and member of Beta Sigma Phi and Hyperion Study Club.

            She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Ann Alford Kates.

            Survivors include husband of 57 years Earl Williams of Jacksonville; sister Sue Alford Howell of Bonifay, Fla.; brother John Alford and wife Pat of Bonifay, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Goodson, Charles Creed, Joe Caldwell and Stewardship Sunday School Class at Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville.

            The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until service time on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

            Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, Jacksonville, TX 1909 E. Rusk St. Jacksonville, TX 75766.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty Jean Williams (SS# issued in FL), last residence Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Walter Paisley Alford; and her sister Ann Alford Kates in Florida Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see Alford Brothers in West Florida, AAFA ACTION, September 1988.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Betty Jean 1928 FL1, Walter Paisley 1896 GA2, John McRae 1861 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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BETTY LOU ALFORD JOHNSON

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Monday, 8 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Betty Lou Alford Johnson passed away on Friday, February 5, 1999.

            She was born at home in Charleston, South Carolina on August 23, 1929. Betty was a loving mother and grandmother to her five children, two daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, and seven grandchildren. She is remembered lovingly by her other relatives, including her sister and her husband, five nieces and their families, and by many friends including Hughleen Erdeley, gained through a life of loving. Betty never met a stranger and always delighted in finding the connection between the people she met and her life.

            She was born to Wardie and Corine Alford, who preceded her in death along with her two brothers, Bill and Rock.

            She is survived by her son, Glenn E. Johnson, daughter-in-law Deborah Hill Johnson, and grandchildren, Jennifer Hill and David Glenn Johnson of Austin, Texas; son Henry A. Johnson, daughter-in-law, Lorraine Landers Johnson, and grandchildren, James, Andrew and Matthew Johnson of Hamburg, Germany; daughter, Carolyn Gayle Johnson and son-in-law, Thomas John Hotz of Austin, Texas; son, R. Eric Johnson of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Kathy Jordan, son-in-law, Jerry Jordan, and grandchildren, Tevis Jake and Arielle Elizabeth Jordan of Toluca Lake, California; sister, Ruth Alford McDonald, and husband, Fred N. McDonald of Greenville, South Carolina; and nieces, Pamela McDonald Cook of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Elizabeth McDonald Dysart of Atlanta, Georgia; Rebecca McDonald Barnhill of Greenville, South Carolina; Linda Alford Wooten and Corinne Alford Van Sant of Columbia, South Carolina; and their families.

            Visitation will be at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin on Monday, February 8, 1999, between 10 and 11 a.m. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on 2/8 at Austin Memorial Park....

            Her sons, sons-in-law and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

            A memorial service will be held at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, 12955 Memorial Dr; Houston, TX at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 9, 1999.... Arrangements with Harrell Funeral Home, Austin 512-443-1366.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty A. Johnson (SS# issued in SC), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

 

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BETTY MCLAMORE ALFRED

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 2 February 2012

 

            Betty McLamore Alfred On Sunday January 29, 2012 our mother, Betty McLamore Alfred passed away.

            She is survived by her two daughters, Pam Alfred Leslie, Pattie Visconti; three grandchildren, John McLamore, Dawn Estrada, Danie Gray and five great-grandchildren. She served her community through the church and a life long of volunteering.

            A memorial service will be held at Bethany Christian Church, 3223 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77098 on February 3, 2012 at 3PM with reception following. A private graveside will be held prior to the memorial service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BETTY POWELL ALVORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—16 May 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Betty Powell Alvord, age 69, of Austin left this Earth to meet her Heavenly Father on Monday, May 13, 1996.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, E.J. and Earlie Riffle Powell and sister, Ellen Powell Roberts.

            Survivors include her son, Michael Stanley Alvord of Austin; daughters Dawn Alvord Rapovich of Austin and Sandra Alvord Wieck of Florida; sisters, Kathryn Powell Stewart of Houston, Helen Powell Yant and Minnie Powell McCullough, both of Austin; brother, E. J. Powell Jr. of Austin; and grandchildren, Tim, Shelly, Kyle, Joseph, Nicole, Ryan and Kristen.

            Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Fitzhugh Cemetery….

            Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, 452-8811.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty Alvord (SS# issued in TX) was born 15 Aug 1926, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

 

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BEVERLY JEANE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 14 November 2007

 

            Beverly Jeane Alford was born March 9, 1931 and went to be with the Lord November 9, 2007. She was a native Houstonian and a graduate of Milby High School.

            Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Nancy Wilhelm & husband Gregory, Kimberly Alford & husband Magdiel Morales, Karen House Morrison & husband Al and Sherri Clark, grandchildren, Katherine Torlay, Thomas Torlay, Derek Alford, Grady House, Sarah House, Krista Schwab & husband Jeremy and Kaitlin Clark, great grandchildren, Hallie Christian and Camdyn Schwab, sister, Judith Ann Hobbs.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be 1:00 PM, Friday, November 16, 2007 at Brookside’s Chapel of Chimes. Inurnment will follow in Brookside Memorial Park Mausoleum.

 

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BILL TOM ALFORD

Brother of Raby Ardrell Alford, AAFA #0492

 

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Photo from gravestone

 

Photo from Harper-Talasek Funeral Home

 

DAILY HERALD

Killeen, Bell Co., TX—_____ January 2011

 

            Funeral services for Bill Tom Alford, 85, of Harker Heights, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ, 400 N. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen with Dan Carter, Boyce Edwards and Skip Blancett officiating. Burial will follow at the Killeen City Cemetery. Mr. Alford died Jan. 16, 2011, at his home after a long illness.

            He was born June 11, 1925, near Gatesville, to Albert A. and Isa (Curry) Alford.

            Mr. Alford died peacefully at home with his family by his side.

            He attended Gatesville schools and was president of his class for all four years in high school. When he graduated, on his 17th birthday, he immediately joined the Navy. After basic training in San Diego, he was shipped to the South Pacific, where he was in several major battles, including the Battle of Peleliu. When he returned to the U.S, he served at several bases before being honorably discharged after three years of wartime service.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in 1946. He served as president of the Veterans’ Club and was a member of Shikara, a fraternal organization. During college, he was the recipient of the Golden Shears Award for Popularity and won a poetry reading contest.

            In October 1949, he accepted a job teaching science and history at Avenue D Elementary School in Killeen. Mr. Alford and Dr. Norman Hall originated the organized athletic program for junior high students in KISD. In 1950 the Killeen Schools began a program whose goal was to keep students in school. Mr. Alford took the job of visiting teacher/truancy officer and began to develop this new program. He served as vice-president of the state Visiting Teacher Association and also served on various committees.

            On his birthday, June 11, 1953, Mr. Alford married George Ann Clark of Rosebud, an English teacher at Avenue D Elementary School.

            He was a charter member of the Killeen Exchange Club and its third president. He served on several local and state committees.

            During the early 1960s he served on the Killeen City Council. During this time, Rancier Avenue was widened, and the airport, city hall and library were built. During his terms on the council, he served on several committees including Gov. John Connally’s State Committee on Tourism. He resigned late in his second term to move out of the city limits.

            In 1963, being interested in Indian lore and wanting to promote local tourism, Mr. Alford purchased and began developing a piece of property southeast of Killeen known as Comanche Gap.

            The local tourist attraction included a small private zoo, a museum of artifacts and antiques, and a Trading Post. Indian dances, Wild West shows and outdoors melodramas were staged on the weekends. On Tuesday evenings he emceed a live variety show which was broadcast on local radio. Comanche Gap was closed to the public in 1971.

            In 1979 “Wild Bill” initiated the Medicine Man Award. For the next 31 years on the first Saturday in May at a barbecue at the Gap, a local citizen was honored with the Medicine Man Award indicating that he had made “good medicine” helping others, especially young people.

            In 2002, Mr. Alford was honored with the Golden Deeds Award given by the Exchange Club of Killeen.

            He was a member of the Church of Christ, the American Legion and the Texas Retired Teachers Association.

            Survivors include his wife, George Ann Clark Alford of Harker Heights; children, Stephen and Claire Alford of Southlake, Thomas and Patty Alford of Coppell, David Alford of Grapevine, and Melanie and Pat Reed of Corinth; grandsons, Christopher Alford of North Richland Hills, Kenneth Alford of Southlake, Danny and Kara Alford of Kansas City, Mo., Michael Alford of Sherman, and Ethan Reed of Corinth; brother, Raby Alford and his wife, Lenola, of Gatesville; and sister-in-law, JoAnne Alford of Victoria.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Dr. W. Jack Alford of Victoria; and his daughter-in-law, Shawn Denise Alford of Allen.

            Memorials may be made to the Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832, or online at www.cherokeehomeforchildren.org.

            Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Killeen City Cemetery, Killeen, Bell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kelley Bean

 

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

            See the obituaries of his mother, Isa Ann Curry Alford; brothers Raby Ardrell Alford and Waylon Jack Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Bill Tom 1925 TX1, Albert Finis 1898 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1867 TN3, John B. 1831 TN4, John Bibb 1790 VA5, John 1760 VA6, William 1738 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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BILLIE DEAN WALLACE ALFORD

 

New Hope Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

Sunnyvale, Dallas Co., TX—_____ December 2006

 

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            Alford, Billie D. of Mesquite, born January 23, 1938, passed away November 30, 2006.

            Preceded in death by brother, Bobby Wallace.

            Survived by husband, Leslie Alford; sons, Steve Alford & wife, Theresa, Rodney Alford & wife, Penny; daughter, Tammy Heironimus & husband, Donny; grandchildren, Bonita, Robert, Angela, Daniel, Emily, Michael, Chase; great grandson; Grayson; mother, Allie Mae Wallace; sisters, Wanda, Wabie and Patsy; brother, Buford; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Graveside service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday December 2, 2006 Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas.

            Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her middle name was included in the headline.

 

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BILLIE JO HALFORD

 

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home

Allen, Collin Co., TX—_____ April 2012

 

            Billie Jo Halford of Anna, Texas passed away April 11, 2012 at the age of 65. She was born December 25, 1946 to Jim and Nell B. (Elam) Halford in Crosby County, Texas. Billie was of the Christian faith.

            She is survived by her sister Jimmie Halford of Anna, Texas.

            Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Nell Halford.

            A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m., April 17, 2012 at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas with Pastor Jason Norton officiating.

 

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

 

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BILLY JOE ALFORD

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX—5 June 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

FRANKSTON, TEXAS—Billy Joe Alford, 69, of Frankston died Friday, May 30, 1997, in a Tyler, Texas hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born Sep 24, 1927 in Clarksville, Texas. He was retired from Brown and Root Construction Co.

            Survivors include his wife, Marie Alford of Frankston; one son, Gordon J. Alford of Bloomington, Texas; one daughter, Louise Stanley of Victoria, Texas; his mother, Ila Long of Frankston; three brothers, Tom Long of Victoria, John Ripley of Lake Palestine, Texas, and Gordon Louis Alford of Port Arthur, Texas; four sisters, Shirley Faye Jones of Texarkana, Rita Westbrook of Clarksville and Betty Jane Hogg and JoAnn Ross of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Services were 4:30 pm Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial was in Garden Oaks Memorial Park, Berryville, Texas.

 

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TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 1 June 1997

 

FRANKSTON [Anderson Co.]—Services for Bill Alford, 69, Frankston, are scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Thompson Funeral Home chapel, Frankston, with the Rev. Robert J. Reno and Lawrence Gautreaux.

            Burial will be in Garden Oaks Memorial Park, Berryville [Henderson Co.].

            Mr. Alford died May 30 in a Tyler hospital.

            He was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Clarksville. He retired as a supervisor from Brown & Root after 30 years service.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Louis Gordon Alford, and stepfather, J.C. Long.

            Survivors include his wife, Marie Alford, Brierwood Bay; son, Gordon J. Alford, Bloomington; daughter, Louise Stanley, Victoria; mother, Ila L. Long, Brierwood Bay; brothers, Tommy Long, Victoria, John Ripley, Lake Palestine, and Gordon Louis Alford, Port Arthur; sisters, Shirley Faye Jones, Texarkana, Betty Jane Hogg and Jo Ann Ross, both of Orange, four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers include Lawrence Gautreaux, Milton, Gautreaux, Andy Gautreaux, Edmond Gautreaux, Eddie Gautreaux, Jr., Tommy Long, John Ripley and Cecil Anderson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of B.J. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Frankston, Anderson Co., TX.

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

 

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BILLY RAY HALFORD

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Friday, 5 January 1990

 

            Halford, Billy, 51, of Austin died Thursday [January 4]. Burial in Garland. (Wilke-Amey-Clay).

 

Photo from Garland Memorial Park, Garland, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billy R. Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 3 March 1938, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his half-brother Joe Dale Halford in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Billie Ray Halford was born 3 March 1938 in Dallas Co., mother’s name Ella Mae Smallwood, father’s name “Do Not Issue.”

            Online family trees list his parents as Alexander Joseph Halford and Ella Mae Smallwood.

            His HALFORD lineage: Billy Ray 1938 TX, Alexander Joseph 1914 TX, Joseph Benjamin 1893 TX, Joseph Benjamin 1844 TN, William F. 1815 TN, Jacob 1760 ??, John 1745 VA.

 

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BILLY SCOTT ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 6 October 1979

 

            Alford, Billy Scott. Survived by wife, Alicia Alford, Grand Prairie; son Robert Scott Alford, West Buxton, Maine; daughter, Kimberly Dawn Alford, Mesquite; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hawkins, Dallas; maternal grandmother, Lillie McKnight, Dallas; paternal grandfather, C.A. Alford, Tyler; brothers, Glen Alford, James Alford, both of Dallas; sisters, Penny Love, Dallas, Karen Evans, Denison; stepbrother, Sidney Hawkins, Dallas; stepsister, Sandra Hawkins, Dallas.

            Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Dudley M. Hughes Buckner Chapel, Rev. Bill Solesbee officiating. Interment Grove Hill.

 

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Photo from Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David Brasfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billy Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 Sept 1950 and died _____ Oct 1979, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            From TX Births: Billy Scott Alford was born 20 Sept 1950 in Dallas Co., the son of Clovis Attiway Alford and Rita Delores Middleton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Billy Scott 1950 TX1, Clovis Attaway 1930 TX2, Clovis Attaway 1901 TX3, William Lafayette 1877 MS4, James Henry 1857 MS5, John Madison 1826 GA6, John 1801 NC7.

 

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BISHOP MARVIN ALFRED

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 17 January 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

GILMER—Services for Bishop Marvin Alfred, 90, Gilmer, are scheduled 2 p.m. Saturday in Croley Funeral Home chapel….

            Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alfred died Thursday [January 15] in a Gilmer hospital.

            He was born April 23, 1896, in Gregg County. Mr. Alfred was a retired farmer and a World War I veteran. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Gilmer.

            Survivors include his wife, Willie Dee Alfred, Gilmer; two sons, Richard Alfred, Tyler, and Hamp Alfred, Houston; one sister, Annie Jones, Longview; six grandchildren, eight great–grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Ricky Gipson, Dan Evans, Skeet Abney, Otis Medlin, Russell Alford and Dan Holmes.

 

 

Photos from Sunset Memorial Park, Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Walker Hunt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Jan 1987) dates of Bishop Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX

            See the obituaries of his wife, Willie Dee Rains Alfred; and his brother Samuel Mathew Alford in this compilation. This family seems to have used both Alfred and Alford.

            In the 1910 census of Upshur Co., TX, we find James R. and Julia Alfred with a son Marvin, born about 1896. James R. Alford, the father, was born in AL about 1849 and Julia in GA about 1863.

            In 1920 Upshur County there is a listing for Marven Alfred and wife Willie.

            His ALFRED lineage: Bishop Marvin 1896 TX1, James R. 1853 AL2.

 

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BLANCHE ELIZABETH ALFORD LOWE PARRISH

 

Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the submitter, James Taylor

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 26 November 1978

 

            Parrish, Mrs. Blanche, 3011 Poinsettia, Dallas. Survived by husband, R.D. Parrish, Dallas; daughters, Mrs. Judy Kemp, Duncanville, Mrs. Patsy Moore, Duncanville, Mrs. Nancy Taylor, Irving; eight grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. J.B. Kates, Longview, Mrs. Dorothy Pritchett, Dallas, Mrs. Mary Benedict, Farmers Branch, Mrs. Hazel Shipp, Dallas, Mrs. Emma Mae Branch, Dallas.

            Services 2:30 p.m. Monday, Restland Memorial Chapel, Chaplain John William Jordon officiating. Internment Restland Memorial Park.

            Restland-Laurel Land Greenville Ave. at Restland Rd 238-7111.

 

 

Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Kinchen Alford and Elsie Iowa Rice Alford; sisters Dorothy Ann Alford Pritchett, Elsie Virginia Jennie” Alford Kattes, Mary Louise Alford Benedict; and half-siblings Emma Mae Alford Jordan Branch and John Richard “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Blanche Elizabeth 1919 TX1, William Kinchen 1874 GA2, John Franklin 1837 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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BLANCHE HALFORD LUTTRELL

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—6 October 2001

 

AZLE—Blanche Halford Luttrell, 87, a homemaker, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, in Azle.

            Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Chapel. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial Park.

Blanche Halford Luttrell was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Hood County, the daughter of George W. Halford and Annie Knight Halford. She married Jeff Davis Luttrell on Dec. 25, 1931, in Seymour. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was blessed with five children, 17 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 31 great-great-grandchildren.

            Blanche was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years; son, Calvin C. Lutrell; and grandson, Roger Pierce.

            Survivors: Daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and George Deeds of Azle, Sallie and Bob New of Weatherford, Jeffie and Walter Johnson of Rhinelander, Wis., and Nancy and Leroy Burlison of Cleburne; daughter-in-law, Janis Luttrell Flowers; and grandchildren, David L. Smith, Carol S. Rather, Joe Bob Smith, Nancy Ann Lanman, Gerald J. McManamy, Charles L. McManamy, Travis C. Hopkins, Sally L. Reynolds, William A. Pierce, Jeff S. Pierce, Roy D. Pierce, Danny W. Pierce, Michael S. Pierce, Edgar L. Burlison, Allen D. Burlison and Kevin R. Burlison.

            Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, (817) 336-0584.

 

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BLANCHE E. LUCAS ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ September 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Mrs. Blanche Lucas Alford, 76, died Tuesday September 11, 1990 in a Pasadena hospital. Houston and Pasadena resident for 65 years. Member of the Easthaven Baptist Church. Retired from Hughes Tool Company. Preceded in death by her husband, A.R. “Buster” Alford.

            Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Betty Pittman of Pasadena, son, Billy Alford and wife, Debbie of Deer Park; Grandchildren, Cathy Dawn, Clint and Cody Pittman, Glynn and wife Traci Alford, Brandi Alford, Kay Alford, Cory Talent, and Casey Talent. Great-granddaughter, McKenzie Alford. Brothers, Thurman and Marie Lucas, Ernest and Clemmie Lucas, all of Houston.

            Graveside services and interment will be held Friday, September 14, 1990 at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Alvin R. “Buster” Alford, in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Blanche E. Alford died 11 Sept 1990 in Harris Co., TX.

 

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BOBBIE BARNETT ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 3 July 1991

 

            Bobbie Alford, 52, passed away July 2, 1991. Survived by husband, Glenn Doyle Alford, daughters, Janet and husband Eugene Collier, Shari and husband Stephen Boyce, grandchildren, Brian Alford, Joseph Collier, Heather Collier, Stephanie Boyce, brothers, Raymond, Frankie, Cecil, Curtis and Ralph Barnett. Sisters, Hazel Dubose, Ottie Dell Willis, Alta Mae Ayers, Ollie Barnett, Jonan Eberlan and Jackie Stephens. Numerous nieces and nephews.

            Services will be July 3, 1991 at 2 p.m. Pace Stancil Chapel. Burial in Oak Shade Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Bobbie Alford died 2 July 1991 in Liberty Co., TX.

 

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BOBBIE JUNE ALFORD SLAUGHTER GARDNER

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 July 2008

 

Bobbie

 

            Gardner, Bobbie June Alford Slaughter—Bobbie went to be with the Lord on July 5, 2008. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Faye Alford and son, Richard Slaughter. She worked at Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent in Mesquite Texas, where she moved her family to in 1964. She is the beloved sister of Robert E. Alford. Mother of Kathy Ross and husband, Jim, Cindy Ford and husband, Charlie, Linda Lee, John Slaughter and wife, Tammy, Steven Gardner and wife, Cindy. She is Mema to 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She gave our lives, love, patience and understanding. She will be missed by everyone whose life she touched. We love you, Mom! Family will receive friends Wednesday July 9, 2008 from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Services will be 10am Thursday July 10, 2008 at Grove Hill Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Grove Hill Memorial Park. Grove Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery 3920 Samuell Boulevard (214) 388-8887 Dignity Memorial.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bobbie June Gardner (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Nov 1931. Her last residence is listed as Mesquite, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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BOBBIE LUE ALFORD

 

Paradise Funeral Home

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—_____ April 2009

 

Born: August 4, 1949

Place of Birth: Karnack, Texas

Death: April 10, 2009

Place of Death: Dallas, Texas

 

            Ms. Bobbie L. Alford was the eight child born August 4, 1949 to William and Jessie Alford of Karnack, Texas.

            At an early age she united with Peters Chapel Baptist Church. She later moved to Dallas, Texas and started attending Greater Mount Hebron Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Ms. Bobbie L. Alford went to G.W. Carver and was a graduate of the Class of 1967.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, William and Jessie Alford and sister, Mrs. Jeanetta Davis.

            She leaves to cherish her loving memory: two sisters, Ms. Qullie M. Williams and Myrtle Jean Mitchell (Rev. Mitchell) all of Dallas, TX; two brothers, C.O Alford of Dallas, TX and William Alford (Helen) of Marshall, TX and a host of nieces, nephews and many friends.

            Wake: Friday April 17, 2009, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Paradise Funeral Home.

            Funeral Service: Saturday April 18, 2009, 11:00 a.m. at Greater Mount Hebron Baptist Church.

            Burial: Saturday April 18, 2009 at Sip Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobbie Lue Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            The cemetery is Sipps Cemetery in Karnack, Harrison Co., TX.

 

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BOBBY RAY ALFORD

 

Heartland Funeral Home

Early, Brown Co., TX—_____ April 2013

 

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            Bobby Ray Alford, 68, passed into the arms of his Lord and Savior on April 22, 2013 at his home in Brownwood, Texas. He was born on August 30, 1944 in Gorman, Texas to Grady and Ernestine (McMillan) Alford.

            Bobby grew up in May, Texas and graduated from May High School. After high school he worked for 10 years at General Dynamics in Fort Worth as a structural mechanic. After moving back to Brownwood, he worked at Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M). He retired in 2007 after 39 years of service.

            Bobby married Loma Keesee in 1965 in Brownwood, Texas. They were married for 47 years. Bobby was a member of Early First Baptist Church. He enjoyed outdoor activities including working at his family’s farm. He always loved spending time playing with his grandkids or attending their numerous activities or sporting events. Bobby enjoyed the big family gatherings with all of his kids and grandkids. He often talked about taking day trips with the “Shiftless Ones”, a group of friends who had also retired from 3M. Bobby’s gentle spirit, smile, loving nature and compassion for others will be missed by everyone who knew him.

            Bobby was preceded in death by his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. John Alford and Mr. and Mrs. Martin McMillan.

            Bobby is survived by his spouse Loma of Brownwood, Texas; his son Danny (Shea) Alford of Midland, Texas; his son Jody (Sheryl) Alford of Pensacola, Florida; his daughter Pam (Scott) Greer of Zephyr, Texas; 6 grandchildren, Braden and Reese Alford, Landry, Lexi and Layton Greer, and Kymani Alualu; his parents Grady & Ernestine Alford of May, Texas; his sister Latricia “Sissy” (Don) Southern of Coleman, Texas; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

            A memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, April 27 at the Heartland Funeral Home in Early, Texas. Burial will follow at Amity Cemetery near May, Texas. Visitation will be held at Heartland Funeral Home, 303 Early Boulevard, from 6 to 8 pm on Friday April 26.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BOBBYE JEAN JOHNSON ALFORD

 

DAILY TRIBUNE

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX—Sunday, 31 January 2010

 

OMAHA—Bobbye Jean Alford, 77, of Omaha [Morris Co.] died Friday, Jan. 29, 2010, in Longview.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Harrison Funeral Home in Naples with the Rev. Nolan Richey and the Rev. Glenn Griffith officiating. Interment will be at Springhill Cemetery in Naples under the direction of Harrison Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born on Dec. 20, 1932, in Phillips, Okla., the daughter of Oren and Gladys Johnson. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and of First Baptist Church in Naples. She had worked as a grocery clerk for Netco Grocery Store in Naples.

            She is survived by her husband, Bobby Alford of Omaha; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Cinda Alford of Longview and Jim and Linda Alford of Pittsburg, and David and Melody Alford of Omaha; a daughter, Donna Godwin of Omaha; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Mary Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Donald Lee Johnson.

            The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobby Jean Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Omaha, Morris Co., TX.

 

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BONNIE DARLINE ALFORD STANFORD MCLAUGHLIN

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—30 May 2006

 

 

BURLESON—Bonnie McLaughlin, 62, went to sleep in the Lord’s arms Sunday, May 28, 2006, in Fort Worth.

            Funeral: noon Thursday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Bonnie was born Nov. 23, 1943, in Waco. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to travel, play bingo, restore dolls and paint pictures. She also loved to cook, tend to her yard and her pets. She attended Burleson Church of the Nazarene for the last two years and enjoyed life to the fullest.

            Bonnie was a positive person who saw the good in people and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

            Survivors: Her loving husband of five years, Cecil McLaughlin; her sons, Jeff Stanford, Jimmy Stanford and his wife, Jamie, Shawn Gary and his wife, Jonica; grandchildren, Christopher and Lauren Stanford, Monique and Ashleigh Gary; sisters, Doris and Patsy; brothers, Buck and Van Alford; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, 817-293-1350.

            View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries.

 

Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dwight Baker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bonnie Darline McLaughlin (SS# issued in TX), last residence Burleson, Johnson Co., TX.

 

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BONNIE FRANCES ALFORD WRIGHT

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 18 May 2000

 

            Wright, Bonnie Frances Alford, born June 19, 1916, and passed away May 16, 2000, at the age of 83.

            She was a long time member and Teacher at Bethel Baptist Church for 58 years.

            Survivors include son: Jack Wright & wife Joan; daughters: Karen Taylor & husband, Neal & Sherry Ray; 12 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren; sisters; Alice Sanders, Daisy McCraw & Dutch Arnold; brother; Gordon Alford & wife, Jimmie.

            Funeral services 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 19, 2000, at Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. C.D. Walker officiating.

            Interment, Winterfield Cemetery near Pickton, Tx....

            Grove Hill Funeral Home & Flower Shop, 3920 Samuell Blvd. @ Ferguson road, Dallas, (214) 388-8887.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Bonnie Wright (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, but her birth date is listed as 9 June 1916.

            From Peggy Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666: Bonnie died unexpectedly after heart surgery, just hours before her sister Daisy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Bonnie Frances 1916 TX1, Andrew Jackson 1880 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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BONNIE FRANCES GUINN BOWMAN ALFORD

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—12 June 2005

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Bowman Alford, age 79 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2005 in the Seton Northwest Hospital in Austin. Mrs. Alford was born July 3, 1925 in Montgomery County and she had lived in Crockett for the past 15 years, formerly living in Conroe. Mrs. Alford had worked and retired as a school teacher having taught in Conroe, Crockett, Lovelady and Windham for over 23 years. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Texas Teacher’s Association, Retired Teachers Association, Daughters of the American Revolution and Delta Kappa Gamma. Mrs. Alford was also a member of the Austonio Baptist Church where she taught the Ladies Sunday School Class for a number of years.

            Survivors include her husband Glen Alford, of Crockett; sons Butch Wilhelm Bowman, of Austin and Harley Houston Bowman and wife Marilyn, of Blanco; grandchildren Kimberly Gail Bowman, Hunter Bowman and Kristen Allee Bowman.

            Preceded in death by her parents Jim M. and Leota May Guinn; one sister; and two brothers.

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Bonnie Bowman Alford were held Friday, June 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.

            Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bonnie F. Alford (SS# issued in AZ), last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

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

 

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BONNIE RUTH WEAVER ALFORD

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—11 November 2002

            Bonnie Alford, a longtime resident of Austin, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 10, 2002, at the Golden Age Nursing Home in Lockhart, Texas.

            Bonnie was born near Arab, Alabama, on June 29, 1924, to Reverend and Mrs. E.E. Weaver. She was a graduate of Howard College, now known as Samford University.

            She is survived by her husband, H.B. “Red” Alford; daughter Linda Walenga and husband John: sons, Larry Alford and wife, Patricia and John Alford and wife, Alvi; fiv grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother and two sisters.

            Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2002, in Forest Oaks Memorial Park in Oak Hill, Texas....

            Arrangements by Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745 (51) 443-1366.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bonnie R. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

            Her full name was included in the obituary headline.

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BONNIE ULAIN WELLS ALFORD

 

Wyman Roberts Funeral Home

San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX—_____ December 2010

 

 

            Mrs. Bonnie Ulain Alford, 91, of San Augustine, Texas, passed from this life on early Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at Colonial Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in San Augustine.

            Bonnie was born July 26, 1919, in San Augustine County, Texas, to Myrtie Dale (Wade) Wells and Johnny Joseph Wells. She was employed as a Payroll Clerk, working for Foster Wheeler Construction Company, and Fluor Daniel Construction Company, she a member of the Baptist Church.

            Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 31, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel, with interment following in the Liberty Hill Cemetery, in San Augustine. Officiating will be Bro. Wilton Anthony.

            She is survived by her sister Johnnie Dale Coulter of San Augustine; nephews James R. Cobb of Nederland, Bertis L. Wells of San Augustine, and David Paul Cobb of San Augustine; niece Bonnie Wells Cruze of Nacogdoches; along with other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by brothers: Opal L. Wells and J.W. Wells

            Visitation will be Thursday evening, December 30, 2010, from the hours of 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, 316 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas.

 

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LUFKIN DAILY NEWS

Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX—30 December 2010

 

            Services for Bonnie Ulain Alford, 91, of San Augustine, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Wyman Roberts Memorial Chapel in San Augustine. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery in San Augustine County.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 26, 1919 in San Augustine County and died Dec. 29, 2010 in San Augustine.

 

Photo from Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Fitzgerald

Photo posted 17 Aug 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bonnie Ulain Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Harrison Alford & Nancy Ellen Fountain.

            Her husband’s lineage: Johnny Lorenzo 1919 TX1, Alto Bertis 1884 AL2, John Harrison 1844 AL3.

 

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BRAWNES ALFORD BENNETT

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—29 March 2001

 

            Brawnes Alford Bennett, 88, of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on March 28, 2001.

            Her first husband, Wesley A. Alford, and second husband, Lynn Bennett, preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, Lloyd Alford and wife, Ruth; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild; and one sister, Lois Perkins of Palestine, Texas.

            Funeral services were held on Friday, March 30, 3001 at Southside Funeral Home. Interment followed in San Fernando No. 3.

 

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BRIAN A. ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 11 March 2003

 

A memorial service in loving memory of

 

Brian A. Alford

Aug. 24, 1950 - March 7, 2003

 

will be held on March 11, 2003 at 1:00pm, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1612 Meadow Edge Drive, Spring, Texas 77388, 281-353-4413.

 

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

 

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BRIAN KELLY HALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—15 November 2011

 

 

LONGVIEW—Brian Kelly Halford, 33, of Longview, Texas, passed away November 11, 2011, at a local hospital.

            Brian was born May 13, 1978, in Flowood, Mississippi, to Clyde and Carolyn Halford. Brian graduated from Bossier City High School in 1996. He went on to serve his country in the Army-National Guard, serving a nine-month tour of duty in Afghanistan. Brian married Lily Delconcuelo on November 10, 2009, in Longview. He attended Macedonia Baptist Church, and the church was a very special place to him. Brian enjoyed taking care of his girls and his family. They went in September on a mission and family trip to Mexico, both of which were very special and important to him. He would read Bible verses to his daughters and send them verses by text. Brian was the operations manager for Impact Flooring here in Longview.

            Brian is survived by his wife, Lily of Longview; daughters, Cassandra Kelly Halford of Bossier City, La. and Kelly Marie Halford of Longview; mother, Carolyn Halford of West Monroe, La.; brother, Jonathan Mark Halford and his wife, Jessica Nichol of Castor, La.; grandmother, Vernell Pittman McPherson of West Monroe, La.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hector and Maria Delacerda of Longview, Texas; and brother-in-law, Daniel Delacerda and his wife, Brooke, of Gilmer, Texas.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today, November 15, 2011, at Macedonia Baptist Church with Bro. John Wallingford officiating. Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BRITTANY RUNARA ALFORD

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—26 July 2001

 

KILLEEN, Texas—Services for Brittany Runara Alford, 12, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Lake City, with burial in Rest Lawn Cemetery directed by Green’s Funeral Home.

            Brittany died Friday. Born in Savannah, she was a daughter of Cynthia Alford Carr and Eric Craig Gore. She was a seventh grader at Rancier Middle School, Killeen, Texas.

            Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Michael Carr; brother, Randall Carr; father; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; maternal great grandparents; aunts and an uncle.

 

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BRUCE DAVID ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 9 November 1959

 

            Alford. Bruce David, 22. Survived by wife, Mrs. Alma Jean Alford; son, Rick Alford; daughter, Patrice Dianne Alford; mother, Mrs. Vivian Elms; father Bruce L. Alford; grandmothers, Mrs. Lovick White; Mrs. Ina Alford.

            Chapel services 4 p.m. Monday, Rev. Howard Conatsner officiating. Interment Laurel Land.

 

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MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 9 November 1959

 

RITES SET FOR VICTIMS OF WRECK

 

            Combined funeral services for three Irving people—Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alford and Roy’s brother, Bruce David Alford—killed in a 2-vehicle, head-on collision three miles south of Ennis Saturday night, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 West Jefferson with the Rev. Howard Conatsner officiating. Burial for all will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford, 17, is survived by a son, Billy Dwayne Alford of Irving, her mother, Mrs. May Neal; two brothers, Marvele Yates Jr. and James Roy Yates; a sister, Belinda Yates; her grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Cooper, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Maude Hackney.

            Surviving the two brothers are their mother, Mrs. Vivian Elms; their father, Bruce L. Alford and grandmothers, Mrs. Lovick White and Mrs. Ina Alford.

            Bruce Alford, 22, is survived also by his wife; a son, Ricky Alford, and a daughter, Patrice Dianne Alford.

            Roy Alford, 20, is also survived by a son, Billy Dwayne Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Roy Edwin Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: His death certificate says he was born 6 Aug 1937 in Louisiana, the son of Bruce L. Alford and Vivian White, and died 7 Nov 1959.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Bruce David 1937 LA1, Bruce L. 1912 LA2, William Dewitt 1874 MS3, Seaborn S. 1834 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BRYAN CHRISTOPHER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—30 August 1974

 

            Infant Bryan Christopher, 9526 McClung. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Alford; grandfather, Laverne Alford; grandmother, Mrs. Vickie Beckerdite, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mormon.

            Graveside services 2 p.m. Friday, Babyland, Grove Hill.

            Troy Suggs Funeral Home, 7623 Military Pkwy.

 

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BRYANT JOHN ALFORD

AAFA #0124

 

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DAILY REVIEW

Athens, Henderson Co., TX—Wednesday, 24 March 2004

 

            Graveside services for Bryant J. Alford of Athens [Henderson Co.] are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler. Local arrangements are under the direction of Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home of Tyler.

            Mr. Alford was born November 18, 1908, to the late Robert H. and Helen H. Alford in Texarkana, and was the youngest of seven children.

            In 1926, he went to work for Texas and Pacific Railroad. He also worked for the Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific Railroads for over 60 years.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Marie Garrett Alford, after 49 years of marriage. They were longtime members of First Baptist Church of Tyler.

            Survivors include his son, Bobby R. Alford, M.D. of Houston; daughter, Pat Alford Scott, of Murchison; six grandchildren, Brad, Raye Lynn and Scott Alford of Houston, Debbie Lane of Dallas, Pam Shown of San Antonio, and Holly Roland of Murchison; and eight great-grandchildren, Brice Alford, Savannah and Linleigh Alford of Houston, Jordan and Taylor Lane of Dallas, Will and Cody Shown of San Antonio and Sydney Roland of Murchison.

            Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Hogenson, Harold Lauchlin, J.E. Brown, Marshall Hamil and Richard Burton.

 

Photo from Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, James & Cheryl Graham [add to his Issue 83 IR and repost]

Note from photographers: “The Alford crypt”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Bryant J. Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) and say he died 21 March 2004.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Edith Marie Garrett Alford; daughter Patsy Jean “Mimi” Alford Scott; and his sister Mollie Alford Baskerville in this compilation.

            Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837–1957 (Ancestry.com): B.J. Alford, age 21 of Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX, married Edith Garrett, age 20 of Hot Spring, Garland Co., AR, on 15 Sept 1929 in Miller Co., AR.

            TX Marriages: Bryant J. Alford, age 73, married Mary L. Pike, age 61, on 5 Dec 1981 in Cherokee Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Bryant John 1908 TX1, Robert Henry C. 1858 AR2, John H. 1818 GA3, Haywood 1780 GA4.

 

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BUELL EDWARD “BRUCE” ALFORD

 

LIGHT & CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—Friday, 5 March 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Funeral services for Buell E. (Bruce) Alford, 88, of Tenaha [Shelby County, TX] were held at 2 p.m. March 3 at the First Baptist Church in Tenaha with Rev. Bill Holmes officiating. Burial was in the Corinth Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died March 1 at Panola Hospital in Carthage.

            He was a native of Tenaha, born Nov. 6, 1904, the son of Gilbert Alford and Sudie Oliver Alford.

            He is survived by daughters, Dena Holmes of Carthage and Joe Ann Herndon of Carthage; son, Charles E. Alford of Shreveport, La.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother, Noble Alford of Center; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were members of the Tenaha Masonic Lodge.

            Mangum Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Buell E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Tenaha, Shelby Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of his son Charles Edward Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Buell and his wife Ollie Burnice Nail Alford are buried in Corinth Cemetery in Tenaha, Shelby Co., TX. Ollie’s name is spelled Ollie Bernice in the obituary of her son Charles.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Buell Edward 1904 TX1, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL2, John Allen 1840 AL3, William 1810 GA/TN4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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BUENA S. ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 17 January 2006

 

 

            Buena S. Alford, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2006.

            Memorial service: pending.

            Memorials: National Kidney Foundation.

            Buena was born Oct. 14, 1916. She was a very special person to everyone who knew her. We will miss her dearly.

            Survivors: Sister, Lavonne Layne; nieces, Caryn Tate, Melody Pankonien, Amber Bruce, Lisa Wallace; nephews, Michael McGill, Sonny Tracy; many great-nieces and great-nephews; other family who loved her; beloved pet, Shasta.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Ted E. Alford, and her stepson Don R. Alford in this compilation.

 

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CAMILLE GRIGSBY ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Tuesday, 23 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Camille Grigsby Alford, of Abilene, died Monday [June 22] at a Baird nursing home.

            Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Loraine Cemetery [Mitchell Co.], directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Ruston [Lincoln Parish], La., where she graduated from high school before attending Louisiana Tech University. She worked for the U.S. government in Little Rock, Ark., and lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, Calif., before moving to Abilene in 1971. She worked for the Hardin-Simmons University Registrar’s Office, Taylor County Clerk’s office and for several years at the federal courthouse. She was a member of First Baptist Church, where she volunteered at the Family Life Center for several years. She was a former member of Key City Chapter of American Business Women’s Association and Business and Professional Women’s Club. She was a member of Abilene Garden Club. She married Robert P. Alford in Little Rock; he preceded her in death.

            Survivors include several nieces and nephews....

 

Camille Alford

Photo from Loraine Cemetery, Loraine, Mitchell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Camille G. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 6 Apr 1909, last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Camille Alford died 22 June 1998 in Callahan Co., TX.

 

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CAROL JO HEJNY ALFORD

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—Friday, 1 October 2010

 

            Carol Alford, 67, of Singleton, passed away Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at her residence. A visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, October 1, with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m., at Nobles Funeral Chapel in Navasota. Final disposition will be cremation.

            Carol was born November 27, 1942 in Houston, to Joe & Mary (Stark) Hejny. She married Dale Alford in Stafford on July 14, 1959. She enjoyed painting, gardening, and loved spending time with her family.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Wesley Alford; and brother, David Hejny.

            Survivors include her husband, Dale of Singleton; son & daughter-in-law, Daryl & Mandi Alford of Anderson; sister, R. Kay Hejny of Houston; sister-in-law, Donna Hejny of Anderson; and two grandchildren.

            The family invites you to leave fond memories or kind words at www.noblesfuneral.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carol Jo Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bedias, Grimes Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her son Wesley Scott Alford in this compilation.

 

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CAROLINA “LINA” ROSE ALFORD

Grandmother of Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—Wednesday, 11 March 1987

 

ROCKDALE—Services for Lina Alford, 97, of Lufkin and formally [formerly] of Rockdale, will be at 10 a.m. today in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with the Rev. Jim Platt officiating.

            Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery in Forest Grove. Mrs. Alford died Monday [March 9] in Lufkin.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of First Christian Church in Rockdale. She also was a member of Busy Bee’s and New Salem Home Demonstration.

            Survivors are four sons, Weldon Alford and W. S. Bill Alford, both of Rockdale, James Alford of Taylor and Franklin Alford of Marlin; three daughters, June Fenn of Lufkin, and Edith Brown and Mary Tuma of Houston; two sisters, Omey Tyler of Texas City and Laomi Clampet of Dallas; 32 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

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ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—____ March 1987

 

            Services for Mrs. Lina Alford, 97, of Lufkin [Angelina Co.] were at 10 a.m. March 11 in the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Forest Grove Cemetery in the Forest Grove community. Rev. Jim Platt officiated.

            Mrs. Alford died March 9 at her home in Lufkin.

            A Lufkin resident for the past two years, she formerly lived in Rockdale for most of her life. She was born Oct 13, 1889, in Lott to the late George Rose and Ida Smith Rose.

            She was married to Thomas Ewing Alford on April 11, 1907, in Milam County.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas E. Alford, on Jan. 23, 1964; two sons, Clarence E. Alford on June 18, 1986, and Johnnie Alford on May 5, 1911; and a daughter, Luvenia Alford on March 9, 1923.

            She is survived by four sons, Weldon Alford, W.S. “Bill” Alford, both of Rockdale, James Alford of Taylor and Franklin Alford of Marlin; three daughters, Edith Brown and Mary Tuma, both of Houston, and June Fenn of Lufkin; two sisters, Omey Tyler of Texas City and Laomi Clampet of Dallas; 32 grandchildren, 71 great-grand-children and 33 great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Ed Burney, Adolph McVoy, Clifford Bartlett, Perry Luetge, Leon Noack and Billy Gest.

            Honorary pallbearers were Curtis Foster, J.M. Moorman and Dr. Philip Young.

            Mrs Alford was a member of the First Christian Church of Rockdale, the Busy Bees and the New Salem Home Demonstration Club.

            Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1987) dates of Lina Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas Ewin Alford (including shared gravestone photo); and her children Clarence Ewin Alford, Edith Alford Brown, James A. Alford, Luvenia Alford, Oliver Franklin Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, and Wilburne Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Carolina Alford died 9 March 1987 in Angelina Co., TX.

 

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CAROLYN MARIE SIRK ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Monday, 25 February 2008

 

LINDEN [Cass Co.]—Carolyn Marie Alford, 60, of Linden, died February 23, 2008, at a Longview hospital. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are by Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home.

            Born May 19, 1947, in Benton Harbor, Mich., she is survived by her husband, Odus Alford; and brother, Leon Summers.

            Online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com.

 

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Reeder Davis-Schindler Funeral Home

Linden, Cass Co., TX—_____ February 2008

 

LINDEN [Cass Co.]—Carolyn Marie Alford, 60, of Linden, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in a Longview Hospital. She was born May 19, 1947 to Charles Addison and Bonnie Neil Sirk in Benton Harbor, Michigan. No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home, Inc.

            Survivors include her husband, Odus Alford of Linden and one brother, Leo Summers of McKinney, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carolyn Marie Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Linden, Cass Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Odus Wayne Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CAROLYN S. ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—_____ October 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Carolyn S. Alford, 44, of Mauriceville [Orange Co., TX] died Saturday [October 27] at St. Elizabeth Hospital of an illness.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with a private graveside service Wednesday at Eden Cemetery in Nacogdoches….

            A native of Dallas, she lived in the Orange area for 10 years and was a retired Orange police officer.

            Survivors include her husband, William H. Alford of Mauriceville; stepson, Brian T. Alford of Irving; daughter, Catherine Denise Cranford of Austin.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn S. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 Aug 1946 and died 27 Oct 1990, last residence not listed.

 

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CAROLYN SUE ALFORD SMITH

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 20 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Carolyn Sue Smith, 58, of Houston, died Thursday, February 19, 1998, at Cy-Fair Hospital. Mrs. Smith was born in Galveston, Texas in September 8, 1939, to Carroll W. Alford and Mildred Cooper Alford. Sue worked for Marley Cooling Tower Company. She was an avid supporter of the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department.

            She was a very caring, outgoing, and loving mother, sister, aunt and friend. Sue is survived by her son, Sean Smith; sister, Barbara (Bobbie) Bradshaw; grandson, Clint Nixon; niece, Cyndi Bradshaw; and grand nephew, Nicolas Bratton.

            The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Friday, February 20, 1998, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, February 21, 1998 in the chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Entombment will follow in the Memorial Oaks Mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. AAFA records say she was born 8 Sept 1939 in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, confirmed by TX Births.

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

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Carolyn Sue Smith died 19 Feb 1998 in Harris Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Carolyn Sue 1939 TX1, Carroll Woodrow 1913 TX2, Jacob Perry 1870 TX3, Artemus Salathiel 1822 GA4, Jacob 1784 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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CARRIE ALICE NICKELS ALFORD

Mother of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—17 May 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Funeral services for Carrie Alice (Nickels) Alford, 71, were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Forest Grove Christian Church with burial in Forest Grove Cemetery….

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday, May 13, in Richards Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She had resided in Bremond for the past 5 1/2 years, moving there from Sugarland where she had lived for 33 years.

            She was born March 12, 1919, in the Hicks community of Milam County to Mr. and Mr. George W. (Sarah Frances Cotton) Nickels.

            She was a supervisor at Texas Instruments, retiring in 1984 after being employed by that company for 16 years.

            On Nov. 9, 1935, she and Clarence E. Alford were married at First Christian Church in Rockdale.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Alford, on June 18, 1986; her parents, George W. Nickels on Dec. 13, 1957, and Sarah Frances Nickels on July 21, 1986; an infant brother, Oliver; an infant sister, Sis; and a sister, Florence Ann Criddle.

            Survivors include three sons Clarence Wayne Alford of Bremond, George Alford of Guy and Curtis Alford of Bremond; four daughters, Faye Blackmon of Yuma, Arizona, Twila Gibson of Fresno, Texas, Rita Oliver of New Caney and Rose Shelton of El Campo; two brothers, George (Buck) Nickels of Rockdale and James (Dunk) Nickels of Big Lake; also, 25 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

            Pall bearers were Wayne Alford, George Alford, Curtis Alford, Henry Kyle, Larry Nickels, Dennis Hebert, Roger Hebert and Wayne McAdams.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Forest Grove Christian Church and was a former member of First Baptist Church of Sugarland. She enjoyed gardening, yard work and sewing.

            Phillips & Luckey—Rockdale.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ May 1990) dates of Carrie A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence not listed.

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

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Carrie Alice Alford died 13 May 1990 in Milam Co., TX.

 

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CARRINE TOPPING ALFORD

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—27 August 2010

 

BOGATA [Red River Co.]—Carrine “Granny” Alford, 91, of Bogata died Thursday Aug 26, 2010, in East Texas Medical Center in Clarksville.

            Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Kellam officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Home. The family receives friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            She was born May 16, 1919, in Manchester [Red River Co.], the daughter of Danial and Francis Sanford Topping. She married Coy Harold Alford May 21, 1940, in Clarksville. He preceded her in death Jan 6, 1979.

            She was also preceded in death by daughter Claudia Allen on Sept. 10, 2009; two sons, Hubert Alford on Sept. 3, 1967; and Steve Alford on Aug 29, 1995; a grandson, Steven Duane Alford on Jan 8, 1964; and a granddaughter Kristina Alford on April 22, 2005.

            She was a long-time member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

            She is survived by one daughter, Liz Irwin of Blossom; four sons, Harold, Richard and Ray Alford, all of Bogata, and Ronnie Alford of Negley; 19 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter.

            The family requests memorials be made to Woodland Cemetery Association, c/o Jamie Carter, 14814 FM 196, Detroit, TX 75436.

 

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Photo from Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, Red River Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Pagitt Hammack, with thanks to Lawrence & Sue Dale for their work in this cemetery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carrine Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bogata, Red River Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Claudia Frances Alford Allen; and granddaughter Kristina A. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her husband’s lineage: Coy Harold 1920 TX1, William Henry 1884 TX2, William Jamison 1853 AR3, John H. 1818 GA4, Haywood 1780 GA5.

 

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CARROLL WOODROW ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 24 July 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Carroll W. Alford, 76, died Monday, July 24, 1989. He was a supervisor with the Spring Branch School District. Mr. Alford is survived by his daughters Carolyn Sue Smith and Barbara Bradshaw; grandchildren, Sean Smith and Cynthia Alaoui; great-grandchild, Joseph Alaoui.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Wednesday, July 26, 1989 in Waltrip Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery....

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Photo from Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carroll W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 May 1913, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his daughter Carolyn Sue Alford Smith in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Carrol Woodrow Alford died 24 July 1989 in Harris Co., TX.

            Carroll married Mildred Lucille Cooper in Galveston Co., TX, on 20 Nov 1937. Carroll was the son of Jacob Perry Alford and Catherine Davis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Carroll Woodrow 1913 TX1, Jacob Perry 1870 TX2, Artemus Salathiel 1822 GA3, Jacob 1784 VA4, William 1741 VA5, Salvator 1716 VA6.

 

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CARROLLE MAXINE REED ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 29 September 2011

 

            Carrolle Alford, 93, of Ranger died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, at a Ranger nursing home. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday in Merriman Cemetery near Ranger.

 

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ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Thursday, 29 September 2011

 

RANGER—Carrolle Alford, 93, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. Graveside service 10 a.m. Friday at Merriman Cemetery near Ranger. Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrolle Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 5 Sept 1918, last residence Eastland, Eastland Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Alford; and son Ronald Rex Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Jimmy Ray Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

 

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CARY ANN MURCHISON ROSSER ALFORD

 

GRAPELAND MESSENGER

Grapeland, Houston Co., TX—10 October 2002

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Cary Ann Alford were held Saturday, October 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Calloway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers were Mike Rosser, Lance Rosser, Wes Rosser, Brett Beene, Belmont Westbrook and Greg Peak.

            Mrs. Alford age 75 of Houston, formerly of Crockett, passed away, Tuesday, October 2, at the Memorial City Hospital in Houston.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 14, 1927 in Crockett and had been living in Houston for the past 10 years, previously living in Crockett. She worked at Houston County Telephone Company and then she served as City Secretary for the City of Crockett from August 23, 1973 until her retirement on February 18, 1988. She was a past member of Latexo Baptist Church, where she enjoyed lasting friendships. Cary Ann enjoyed collecting dolls and attending doll shows throughout the years. In 1989 following the death of her beloved husband, Amos Alford, Cary Ann moved to Houston to be closer to her two sons and their families. She then attended Heritage Baptist Church and enjoyed new friendships in her Sunday School Class.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Amos Alford; son, Sid Rosser; parents, George Gaines and Violet Murchinson and sister, Georgia Anna.

            She is survived by son, Cliff Rosser and wife, Rosemary of Houston; daughter-in-law, Mary Rosser of Houston; grandchildren, Wes, Marni and Kelly Rosser of Houston, Mike Rosser and wife, Sheila of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Lance Rosser of Houston, Chana Beene and husband, Brett of Mexia, Susan Weigl and husband, Rusty of Sugarland; great grandchildren, Ryan Rosser, Blair and Chet Beene, Kyley and Karson Weigl; sisters, Inabeth Arnold of Gun Barrel City, Bunnie Ketha of Eagle Lake; numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Evergreen Memorial Park, Crockett, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Hoch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cary A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            From TX Marriages: Amos P. Alford, age 57, married Cary Murchison, age 48, on 3 Apr 1976 in Harris Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Amos Ponder 1919 LA1, Eugene Booth 1882 LA2, Willis Jacob 1847 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CATHERINE ALFORD FERGUSON

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ August 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Catherine Alford Ferguson, born in Spring Hope, North Carolina, age 78, late of Houston, died Monday, August 9, 1993. She is survived by her husband, Fred J. Ferguson; son, Fred J. Ferguson, Jr. and his wife Rosemary; granddaughter, Jana F. Lohse and husband Albert R. Lohse; and two great-grandsons, Ryan and Tyler, all of Houston.

            Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Wednesday, August 11, 1993, at the Bear Creek United Methodist Church, with Dr. Jack Albright officiating. Interment will be in Canton, North Carolina. Memorials may be made to Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16000 Rippling Water, Houston, Texas 77084.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Catherine A. Ferguson (SS# issued in NC) was born 2 May 1915, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Catherine Alford Ferguson died 9 Aug 1993 in Harris Co., TX.

            The 1920 Census of Nash Co., NC, shows a Catherine Alford, age 4, daughter of John and Annie Alford, both age 33—all born in NC.

 

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CECIL CARL “DICK” ALLFORD

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—Friday, 14 February 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Cecil Carl “Dick” Allford, 72, a retired farmer, of Kermit [Winkler Co.], died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1997, in Dallas.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in W.W. Rix Chapel. Burial will be at the City of Lubbock Cemetery....

            He was born in McAlester, Okla., and was a long time resident of Shallowater before moving to Kermit eight years ago. He was a Baptist.

            SURVIVORS: Wife, Margaret Sue Boner Allford of Kermit; stepsons, Wayne Johnson of Wills Point, Roger Martin of Plains, Kan., and Johnny Morton of Lubbock; stepdaughter, Joyce Ann Hindsley of Lubbock; brothers, Jack Allford of Anton and Pete “Tex” Allford of Bonham; sister, Eva Lee Terry of Levelland; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil C. Allford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 March 1924, last residence Kermit, Winkler Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Tex “Pete” Allford and William Lace Allford in this compilation.

            Cecil was the son of Wilson Osborn Allford and Virgle Gulley. At some point, Wilson and some of his siblings changed the spelling of their last name to Allford.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Cecil Carl 1924 OK1, Wilson Osborn 1887 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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CECIL HARLON ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 17 August 1988

 

            Private funeral services for Harlan Alford, 67, of Grand Prairie [Dallas Co., TX] were held Tuesday under the direction of Southland Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday [Aug. 14, 1988] in a local hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Born in Paris [Lamar Co.], Texas, he was a long-time resident of Grand Prairie and a previous resident of Murphreesboro [sic], Ark. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was employed as a painter.

            He is survived by three sons, Owen L., Alford of Denver, Colo., Ronald D. Alford and James D. Alford, both of Grand Prairie, a daughter, Kay Cosper of Grand Prairie; his step-mother, Flora Alford of Murphreesboro [sic], Ark; a brother, Donald Gene Alford of Madison Wis; and five grandchildren.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his father, William Lee Alford, and his grandfather, William Joseph Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Cecil 1921 TX1, William Lee 1897 AR2, William Joseph 1865 AR3, Joseph David 1842 AR4, David Winston 1823 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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CELIA ZADINE SPEARS ALFRED

 

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS

Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX—Friday, 17 March 2006

 

            Services for Celia Zadine Alfred, 79, of Diboll [Angelina Co.], will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2006, in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel.... Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m., Saturday in the Bob Herrin Cemetery in Newton County.

            Mrs. Alfred was born February 23, 1927, in Orange County, Texas, the daughter of the late Izella (Herrin) and Samuel Lafayette Spears. She died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in a Lufkin hospice facility. Mrs. Alfred was a homemaker and a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include her children and their spouses, Bessie and Richard Walker of Conroe, James Alfred of Hudson, Mason and Wanda Alfred of Corrigan, Adrian and Patty Alfred of Hudson, Walter Alfred of Diboll, Jesse and Teri Alfred of Mongtomery, and Dorothy Lyman of Salem, Oregon; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Ellen Gordon of Silsbee, Pauline Mettlen and Mary Nichols, both of Burke; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Mrs. Alfred was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse “Preacher” Alfred, in July 2000; by son, David Alfred, in 2004; and by daughter, Alice Mettlen, in 2003.... Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors....

 

In another article:

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 17 March 2006

 

DIBOLL—Services for Celia Zadine Alfred, 79, Diboll, are scheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday [March 18] at Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home chapel, Lufkin....

            Burial will be in Bob Herrin Cemetery, Newton County.

            Mrs. Alfred died March 15, 2006, in Lufkin.

            She was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Orange County [TX] to the late Izella Herrin and Samuel Lafayette Spears. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include children, Bessie Walker, Conroe, James Alfred, Hudson, Mason Alfred, Corrigan, Adrain Alfred, Hudson, Walter Alfred, Diboll, Jesse Alfred, Mongtomery, and Dorothy Lyman, Salem, Ore.; sisters, Ellen Gordon, Silsbee, Pauline Mettlen and Mary Nichols, both of Burke; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives....

 

In another article:

 

KTRE.com

15 March 2006

 

            Services for Celia Zadine Alfred, 79, of Diboll, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2006, in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Paul Mettlen officiating. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m., Saturday in the Bob Herrin Cemetery in Newton County.

            Mrs. Alfred was born February 23, 1927, in Orange County, Texas, the daughter of the late Izella (Herrin) and Samuel Lafayette Spears. She died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in a Lufkin hospice facility.

            Mrs. Alfred was a homemaker and a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include her children and their spouses, Bessie and Richard Walker of Conroe, James Alfred of Hudson, Mason and Wanda Alfred of Corrigan, Adrain and Patty Alfred of Hudson, Walter Alfred of Diboll, Jesse and Teri Alfred of Mongtomery, and Dorothy Lyman of Salem, Oregon; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three sisters, Ellen Gordon of Silsbee, Pauline Mettlen and Mary Nichols, both of Burke; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Mrs. Alfred was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse “Preacher” Alfred, in July 2000; by son, David Alfred, in 2004; and by daughter, Alice Mettlen, in 2003.

            The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Friday evening at Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home.

            Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors; John Kennedy, director.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Ward “Preacher” Alfred, where her name is Cecelia Spears Alfred; her son Samuel David “Al” Alfred; and her stepdaughter Alice Zora Ann Alfred Mettlen in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES ALLEN ALFORD

Brother of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—_____ July 2002

 

 

            Charles Allen Alford, 76, of San Angelo died Thursday, July 25, 2002. A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Johnson’s Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Craig Meyers of Saint Paul Presbyterian Church officiating.

            Charlie was born Sept. 9, 1925, in Brownwood to Gertrude Guthrie Alford and Jesse Leroy Alford. Charlie attended Brownwood public schools. He enlisted in the United States Navy Feb. 22, 1944, and underwent boot camp at the Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho. He began active sea duty June 1, 1944, serving aboard the USS Santa Fe in the Pacific Theatre. Charlie was honorably discharged May 4, 1946, as a Seaman Second Class at the United States Navy Base in Bremerton, Wash.

            That fall he enrolled in Howard Payne University in Brownwood, joining the throngs of returning World War II veterans attending college under the GI Bill. He worked during the Christmas holidays in 1947 at Camp Bowie in Brownwood, helping to dismantle barracks which were destined to form the nucleus of a new wholesale plumbing and electrical company in San Angelo, Simmons-Huggins Supply Co.

            Charlie married Shirley Virginia Bowden July 23, 1948, in Brownwood. June 1, 1949, he took a job as a truck driver at Simmons-Huggins for the summer and stayed nearly 40 years, retiring as a director in December of 1988. Retirement years were spent enjoying family, golf and just being Charlie.

            Survivors include his wife, Shirley; two sons, Joe Allen Alford and Karen Tims of San Angelo and Jim L. Alford of Nashville, Tenn.; grandson, Aaron Alford of San Antonio; granddaughter and family, Sandra and Jason Englert and son, Quinn; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Nell Alford of Brownwood [AAFA #0908]; a special cousin, Brice Boatright of Trussville, Ala.; special relatives, Tammy, Randy, Layton and Ryan Gully, Kevin, Rachael and Samantha Tims; and numerous other relatives and friends.

            Pallbearers will be Aaron Alford, Jason Englert, Ted Sandlin of Junction, Scott Faber of Galveston, Brice Boatright, Randy Gully and Kevin Tims.

            Honorary pallbearers will be James Sanders of Morris, Ala., Loren Reed, Charles Wetzel Jr., Buster Peek, Col. James Edwards, United States Air Force Ret., Bob Kavisic, Jay Stemple, Bobby Webb, Pete Davis, Benny Stuard, Sonny Cortez, Curtis Rosinbaum and Al Grady.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jesse Leroy Alford and Gertrude Guthrie Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Allen 1925 TX1, Jesse Leroy 1904 TX2, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CHARLES BRADLEY ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX—Monday, 12 November 2007

 

SAN ANTONIO—Mr. Charles B. “Brad” Alford of Hunt [Kerr Co.] passed away on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, in the Methodist Hospital, San Antonio at the age of 46 years.

            Mr. Brad Alford is survived by his wife Nadene Grosenbacher Alford of Hunt; mother Gay Merritt of Hunt; one sister, one brother and spouses, Randy and Stephanie Alford of Fredericksburg, and Lisa and Zach Robason of Corpus Christi; sister in law, Toni, Mrs. William “Billy” Alford of Mathis; one step sister and two step brothers, Andrew Merritt of Hunt, Celia Ann and Jesse Hooker of Ingram, Robert and Cheryl Merritt of Hunt; father in law Lester Grosenbacher of Comfort; nieces and nephews, Haley and Kyle Alford of Fredericksburg, Ty Robason of Corpus Christi, Catie and Allison Alford of Mathis; and God-daughter Crystal Wetz of Harper.

            The body will lie in state in the Thousand Hill Cowboy Church, Kerrville from 9:30 till 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, with funeral services at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Ron Moore officiating.

            Graveside services and interment will follow in the Comfort Cemetery....

                                                                              Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Schaetter Funeral Home of Fredericksburg, Texas. Expressions of sympathy may be sent at www.schaetter.com.

 

Photo from Comfort, Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Kennedy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 15 Dec 1959, last residence Hunt, Kerr Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother William A. “Billy” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Bradley 1959 TX1, Charles Randolph 1923 TX2, Charles Maxwell 1896 TX3, Charles Ferdinand 1868 TX4, William 1829 AL5, Thomas 1806 GA6, Baldy 1784 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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CHARLES CURTIS ALFORD, JR.

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 17 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Charles Curtis Alford Jr., 34, of Silsbee died Feb 15 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

            Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont....

            A native of Beaumont, he lived in the Silsbee area most of his life and was a self employed handyman.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Hernandez Alford of Lumberton; son, Shawn Hernandez of Lumberton; daughters, Amanda Hernandez, Ashely Hernandez and DeeDee Hernandez, all of Lumberton; father and stepmother, Charles C. Alford Sr and Kathy Alford of Beaumont; mother and stepfather, JoAnn and D.J. Giroir of Evadale; sisters, Kelly Schurtz of Houston, Sheila Lauderdale of Beaumont and Pamela Brown, Regina Schoonover and Lisa Hughes, all of Silsbee; brother, Alan C. Alford of Beaumont; and grandparents, Capt. and Mrs. Jack Junior Kelly of Beaumont.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

AAFA NOTES: We cannot yet prove a connection between this family and that of Lucile Curtis Alford (Mrs. R.C. Alford—see her obituary), but the time, place, and names Charles and Curtis may indicate a connection.

 

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CHARLES EDGAR ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—27 January 1997

 

            Charles Edgar Alford, age 65, passed away Friday, January 24, 1997 in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and served during the Korean Conflict. He was with AT&T for 32 years, was a member of CWA and the Telephone Company Pioneers.

            He is survived by his children, William Reden Alford of San Marcos, TX and Andrea Lucille Doss of Arizona; bother Reden N. Alford of San Antonio, TX; and two grandchildren...with interment at the International Order of the Oddfellows Cemetery in Rockdale.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynn McKerral

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 14 Apr 1931, last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Reden Alford and Avis Mae Wilson Alford Briggs; and his brother Reden Norris Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Edgar 1931 TX1, Reden 1903 TX2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD HALFORD

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—Thursday, 9 June 2011

 

 

February 10, 1942 - June 6, 2011

 

            Charles Edward Halford, 69, of Fairfield, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011, in Tyler. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Concord Cemetery with the Rev. Lester Adams officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Bellmead Funeral Home.

            Charles was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Houston, to Guy and Vivian (Richardson) Halford. He graduated from LaVega High School joined the Marines Corps and was a boat Captain for the Merchant Marines.

            He is survived by his mother, Vivian Tacker of Bellmead; sister, Shirley Folkner of Ft. Worth; brother, Billy Halford of Axtell; and several nieces and nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Baptist Church.

            Sign the guest book at www.bellmeadfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Edward Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX.

 

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CHARLES HASKELL ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ July 1979

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Charles Haskell Alford, 71, of Houston, passed away Saturday, July 21, 1979. Survivors: Sons, Charles L. Alford, St. Charles, Clay R. Alford, Dodge City, Jay W. Alford, Columbus; Stepsons, Larry Jecker, Irvin, William Casimir, Houston, James Casimir, Austin; sister, Mina Gill, Duncan; brother, Kenneth Alford, Healdton; 8 grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Waltrip Chapel. Interment Woodlawn Garden of Memories. Pallbearers: Clay Hudson, George Morgan, Russ Robbins, John Tunt, Jimmie Castillo, Larry Jecker.

            Waltrip Funeral Directors, 1415 Campbell Rd....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 June 1908.

 

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CHARLES HOUSTON HALFORD, JR.

 

Source unknown, but probably:

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Friday, 8 October 1982

 

ALBANY—Charles H. Halford, 89, of Albany, a retired farmer and rancher, died after a long illness at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Valley View Nursing Home in Granbury. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Albany Church of Christ directed by Godfrey Funeral Home.

            Dale Scott, minister, will officiate. Burial will be at Albany Cemetery.

            Born Sept. 30, 1893, in McLennan County, he had lived in Albany since 1905, where he married Necia Maude Balliew March 1, 1914. She died in 1966. He had worked at the Shackelford County courthouse for a number of years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include a son, Bob of Rankin; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Anderson of Granbury; a sister, Annie Norman, hometown unknown; three granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Carol Lawrence, T.C. Pittman, Bill Balliew, Jackie Balliew, Calvin Bradford, and Wayne Balliew.

 

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Photo from Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Saundra Nobles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1982) dates of Charles Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Granbury, Hood Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Necia Maude Balliew Halford; daughter Frances M. Halford Anderson; mother Josephine A. Walker Halford Balliew; and siblings John B. Halford, Roy S. Halford, and Walter Halford in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES KNOX ALFORD

Grandson of Landon Alford, AAFA #0002

 

Rader Funeral Home

Henderson, Rusk Co., TX—_____ February 2009

 

            Memorial services for Charles Knox Alford, age 16 of Houston will be held Wednesday February 18th at 2:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main Street in Houston. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow after the service. A private family graveside service will be held at the Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery in Henderson, Texas.

            Charles was born November 30, 1992 in Houston, and passed away as the result of a tragic car accident February 13, 2009 in Abilene.

            Charles is survived by his parents Dr. Gene and Mary Alford, brother and sister John and Bess Alford, maternal grandparents John and Annette Long, Landon and Phyllis Alford.

 

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

            As of 24 June 2012, Find A Grave contributor Lela Bethune reported that no gravestone was located.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Knox 1992 TX1, Eugene ???? TX2, Egbert Landon 1935 TX3, John Rogers 1885 TX4, Egbert Benson 1858 AL5, John Rogers 1810 GA6, Kinchen 1779 NC7, James 1740 VA8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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CHARLES MILTON ALFORD

Brother of Harold Alford, AAFA #0169, and William Malcolm Alford, AAFA #0198

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ October 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1989

 

            Charles M. Alford, 78 of Austonio died October 24 1988. Survived by his wife: Lila, 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. He had lived in Houston for 37 years and retired from Hughes Tool Company in 1971. Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 26, 1988 in Crockett, TX. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, 408 North 7th Street, Crockett, TX 75835 (404) 544-2244.

 

Photo from Boggs Cemetery, Ash, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil Vaden Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 Jan 1910, last residence Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Harold Alford, Dorman Alford, and William Malcolm Alford in this compilation.

            Detailed information on Charles’s Alford ancestry was included with Harold’s “In Remembrance” article in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Milton 1910 TX1, William Owen 1886 TX2, Charles Montgomery 1860 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CHARLES MONROE ALFORD

Uncle of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

BROWNWOOD BULLETIN

Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—_____ October 1971

 

            Services for Charlie M. Alford, 70, of 1001 Durham, a retired Brownwood fire chief, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Austin Ave. Church of Christ with ministers Bob Walden and Pete Hanks officiating.

            Burial will be in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Morris Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in Brownwood Community Hospital after a short illness. He had attended the Brownwood-Iowa Park football game earlier.

            A Brownwood resident 57 years, he was secretary-treasurer of the Greenleaf Cemetery Assn. and a member of the Austin Ave. Church of Christ.

            Born Feb. 26, 1901 at Burnet, he married Willie B. Guthrie May 18, 1929 at Brownwood.

            Survivors include his wife; three sons, Monroe Allen Alford of Buena Park, Calif., Rex Alvis Alford of Norwalk, Calif and Charlie M. Alford of Glendale, Calif; three brothers, Preston Alford and Asa Alford, both of Abilene, and Jess Alford of Brownwood; one sister, Mrs. Roy Hitchcock of Brownwood; either grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Eastlawn Memorial Park, Early, Brown Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ October 1971) dates of Charlie Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Bell Hosea Alford; and his brothers Asa Evander Alford, George Thomas Alford, Jesse Leroy Alford, Preston Benjamin Alford, and William Allen Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Monroe 1901 TX1, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX2, Thomas 1806 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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CHARLES R. ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Tuesday, 4 November 2008

 

            Charles Alfred, 45, of Beaumont died Nov. 1, 2008, Robinson’s Funeral Home, Silsbee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles R. Alfred (SS# issued in TX) was born 14 Oct 1963 and died 2 Nov 2008, last residence Kirbyville, Jasper Co., TX.

 

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CHARLES RAY ALFORD. SR.

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 15 October 2004

 

            Mr. Charles Ray Alford, Sr., age 53, of Beaumont, passed away on October 9, 2004 at his residence in Beaumont. Mr. Alford was a self employed landscaper.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford will be held on Saturday at 1:00 PM, October 16, 2004 at St. Luke’s Missionary Baptist Church.... Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

            Those left to cherish his fond memories are his wife, Naomi Alford of Beaumont; three sons, Christopher (Tasha) Davis of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Charles (Kesha) Alford, Jr., and Daniel Gillis, both of Beaumont; three daughters,Alberta (Christopher) Lane and Alexis Alford, both of Beaumont, Charlena (Ronald) Evans of Okinawa, Japan; three brothers, Gabriel “Butch” (Marilyn) Savoir, Jr. and Wilford Savoir, both of Beaumont, and Gary Wayne (Kendra) Savoir of New Iberia, LA; one sister, Delores (Johnnie) Cannon of Beaumont; and thirteen grandchildren. 624 Irma Street Beaumont, Texas 77701.

 

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CHARLES RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 5 June 2002

 

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GRANBURY [Hood Co.]—Charles “Charlie” Alford Sr., 66, died Monday, June 3, 2002, in Granbury.

            Funeral: 9 a.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury. Burial: 12:30 p.m. in Amity Cemetery in Comanche County. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 3, 1935, in Comanche County. He had resided in Hood County since 1969 and served as a reserve sheriff’s deputy from 1970 to 1976. He retired from Lockheed-Martin after 43 years. Mr. Alford was a member of Oak Trail Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by three brothers, W.B. Alford, J.T. Alford and Glenn Alford; and a sister, Lee Holmes.

            Survivors: Sons, Ray Alford Jr. and wife, Kathy, of Granbury and Gary Alford of Fort Worth; sisters, Betty Slimmer of White Settlement, Bill Huddleston of Sidney and Vance McDaniel of May; brothers, Grady Alford of May and James Alford of North Richland Hills; grandchildren, Michelle Calcote and husband, Russ, Crystal Alford and Jason Alford; and one great-grandson.

            Wiley Funeral Home Granbury, (817) 573-3000.

 

Photo from Amity Cemetery, Comanche Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Russ Davies

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles R. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his son, Gary Alford; his father, John Monroe Alford; and his brothers J.T. Alford and W.B. Alford in this compilation.

            He is the son of John Monroe Alford and Hattie Ann Houdyshell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Ray 1935 TX1, John Monroe 1889 TX2, William Ball 1860 TX3, Allen 1824 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CHARLES RAY HALLFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Friday, 22 October 2004

 

 

            Charles Ray Hallford went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19, 2004. Charles was born in San Antonio, TX on August 18, 1935.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, N.W. (Bill) Hallford, Jr. and Louise Whatman and twin brothers.

            He was a member of Rainbow Hills Baptist Church, where he enjoyed cooking for church functions and serving as the announcer for the Upwards Basketball League. He was a true Renaissance Man. He was a gourmet chef, hunter, fisherman, marksman, WWII expert, knife maker, bowler, pilot, and natural born comedian.

            He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joyce and children, Reverend Curtis and Terri Hallford of The Woodlands, Calvin and Cathy Alexander of Kingsbury; five grandchildren, Keri, Crystal, Andrew, Matthew and Rebecca; four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Allana, Jackson and Chance; sisters, Beverly Zerko of Orange, Sandy Rivette of San Antonio and one aunt, Stella Warwas of San Antonio....

            Interment was held at the Wetmore Christian Community Cemetery at Stahl Rd. and Higgins on Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held at Rainbow Hills Baptist Church at 7:00 P.M., Friday, October 22, 2004 with Pastors Dennis Wall, Curtis Hallford and Charles Dooley officiating.... Arrangements entrusted to Puente & Sons Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Westmore Community Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from WOcain – sent thru edit 8/18/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles R. Hallford (SS# issued in TX) was born 18 August 1935, last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Louise Partin Hallford Whatman, in this compilation.

            His lineage (from Michael Kruse’s RootsWeb Family Tree): Charles Ray 1935 TX1, Nathaniel Wilburn 1913 TX2, Nathaniel Wilburn 1872 AL3, Dixson H.L. 1841 AL4, Samuel Hunicutt 1806 SC5, Burrell Moses Gordon 1774 SC6, Achillis 1754 VA7.

 

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CHARLEY B. “BUSTER” HALFORD

 

TIMES RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—28 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

CHILDRESS, Texas—C.B. “Buster” Halford, 86, of Childress died Thursday, Nov. 26, 1998. Services were at 4 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church.... Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

            Mr. Halford was born Oct. 20, 1912, in High Point Community, Childress County. He and Roselee Hunt were married Aug. 10, 1930. He was a member of Hughes Bible Class of First United Methodist Church of Childress. A son, L.J. Halford died in 1979.

            Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda Blackburn of Owasso, Okla., and Geraldine Seal of Childress; two sons, Clinton, and Harold both of Childress; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charley B. Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Childress, Childress Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Lawson Jay Halford died 26 Jan 1979 in Childress Co., TX.

 

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CHARLIE ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Sunday, 10 August 2003

 

            Charlie Alford, 58, of Canyon died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Paramount Terrace Christian Church with Mark Zimmerman officiating. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Palo Duro High School and attended West Texas State University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He married Elaine Glenn on July 12, 1969, in Amarillo.

            He was associated with the Amarillo Livestock Auction and the Tulia Livestock Auction. He farmed and ranched his entire life.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Jim Alford in 1992; and a sister, Peggy Koetting in 1982.

            Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Amy Clawson and husband, Dan, of Arlington, and Allison Alford of Canyon; his mother, Inice “Sug” Alford of Amarillo; three sisters, Jo Ann Meyer of Adrian, Eula Bax of Amarillo and Linda Robinson of Vega; two brothers, Lawson Alford of Canyon and Larry Alford of Washburn; and two grandchildren, Amanda Clawson and Trevor Clawson....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Inice Jackson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLINE BEATRICE COX ALFORD

Aunt of Landon Alford, AAFA #0002, Ella Alford, AAFA #0246, and John Rogers Alford, AAFA #0200

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Wednesday, 10 January 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

HENDERSON [Rusk Co.]—Services for Charline Cox Alford, 82, Dallas, formerly of Henderson, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday in South Main Church of Christ with John Thompson officiating.

            Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park under direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday [January 8] at her residence.

            She was born July 9, 1914 [sic: 1913], in Marietta, Miss., and lived most of life in Henderson before moving to Dallas four years ago. She was a homemaker and member of South Main Church of Christ.

            Survivors include daughters, JoAnn Banister and Louella Wilks, both of Dallas; and grandchildren, Bess Ella Banister, Kara Camille Banister, William Alford Banister, Emily Ann Wilks and Douglas Alford Wilks.

            Pallbearers include David Roberts, David Alford, Ben Alford, Douglas Alford Wilks, Breck Watson and Mike Tabor.

            Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Hugh Phillips, Jewel Howard, Landon Alford [AAFA #0002], John Alford [probably Landon’s brother John Rogers Alford, AAFA #0200] and Russell Watson.

 

Photo from Lakewood Memorial Park, Henderson, Rusk Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Sweeney

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Charline C. Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list her birth date as 9 July 1913 (same as gravestone), last residence Henderson, Rusk Co., TX.

            AAFA records list Charline Beatrice Cox, born 9 July 1913.

            Her husband was Richard Overton Alford, son of Egbert Benson Alford and his second wife, Ella Overton.

            Mariwynn Alford Watson, AAFA #0127 (see her obituary in this compilation) and niece of Richard Overton Alford, is the wife of Russell Watson and mother of Breck Watson, pallbearers.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Richard Overton 1906 TX1, Egbert Benson 1858 AL2, John Rogers 1810 GA3, Kinchen 1779 NC4, James 1740 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHARLOTTE LOUISE SHERBONDY ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—4 November 2011

 

 

            Louise Alford, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother went to be with the Lord November 1, 2011. She was born October 3, 1928 to David and Mabel Sherbondy who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Chris D. Alford and her sister Kathleen Reynolds.

            Louise was the heart of her family’s home, providing love, laughter and support. Her family was her life, and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

            Louise is survived by her husband of 62 years, Noel M. Alford; children, Noel W. Alford, Holly G. Watson and husband George, Carol L. Stegink and husband, Garrett; grandchildren, Lindy and husband Aaron, Lacy, Matthew, Daniel, Alissa, Jeffrey, Amanda, Jeremy and great grandson Wyatt.

            SERVICES: A chapel service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North with interment to follow at Mission Burial Park North Pastor David George officiating. You may sign the on-line guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.

 

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

            TX Births: Charlotte Louise Sherbondy was born 3 Oct 1928 in Bexar Co. to David Luther Sherbondy and Mabel Jane Hathaway.

            Louise married Noel Milner Alford in San Antonio, Bexar Co., on 26 Feb 1949.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Noel Milner 1927 TX1, Starley Fletcher 1882 TX2, Noel Waddell 1838 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CHAUNCIE A. ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ October 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Rev. C.A. Alford, expired October 25, 1982, in a local hospital. Member of Greater Zion Baptist Church. President of Progressive Order of Pilgrims, veteran of World War II.

            Survivors: wife, Mrs. Ella Kennedy Alford; daughters, Mrs. Mattie Belle Collins, Mrs. Florence Jones and husband, Waldo, Mrs. Vernell Sadberry and husband, Dr. Sadberry; eight god–children; one sister, Mrs. Daisy Davis and husband, Dennis, of Waco, Texas; three brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law; four aunts; two nieces; and three nephews; four grandchildren; cousins, Harry Jenkins and wife Imogene, T.W. Solomon and Bobbie Guyton, Henry Solomon and Helen Fosha; many other cousins and many, many friends.

            Body will lie in state Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at Greater Zion Baptist Church, 3202 Trully St. Funeral 12 noon, … interment will be in Houston Memorial Gardens. Duncan Funeral Home, 5806 North Wayside Drive, 672–8782.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Elle Kennedy Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHESTER GRADY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 6 August 2006

 

            Alford, Chester Grady, 86, of Eastland, Texas passed away on Friday August 4, 2006 at Windcrest Healthcare Center in Fredericksburg [Gillespie Co.], Tx. Services will be held Monday August 7th @ 2:00p.m. at Summers-Bakker Funeral Home Chapel in Eastland. Interment will follow at Eastland Cemetery....

            Chester was born on January 21, 1920 to James and Cordelia Alford in Eastland. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He served during WW2 under General George Patton in the Amry Air Corps. In 1941 he married Vera L. Adams. He was well respected in the construction industry in Dallas. He served as Vice President of Martyn Bros, Inc. and worked for Carpenter, Caruth, & Hoover. He was a member of the Local 100 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union.

            He was preceded in death by both parents, son, Tim Alford and brothers, Howard, Ed, and Tommy Alford. He is survived by his wife, Vera Alford, daughter, Tijuana Jackson & husband Marlin of Denver City, sons, Lynn Alford & wife Sara of New Jersey, Gary Alford & wife Louise of Burnet, and Kenneth Alford & wife Kim of Dallas. Chester had 9 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. He will be truly missed.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chester Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Marble Falls, Burnet Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vera Lavern Adams Alford; son Timothy Lane Alford; and his brother Robert Lee “Doc” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chester Grady 1920 TX1, James Monroe 1885 TX2, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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CLARA BAKER REED ALFORD

Mother of Kathleen Janelle Alford Hering, AAFA #0882

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Saturday, 15 February 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

CENTER—Services for Clara Reed Alford, 95, of Center will be 2 p.m. today at First Christian Church, Center, with... burial in Fairview Cemetery under direction of Center’s Mangum Funeral Home.

            She died Tuesday. She was born Aug. 10, 1896.

            Survivors include daughters, Myrila Reed Hughes of Houston, Louise Reed Sheffield of Beaumont, Kathleen Alford Hering of Colorado Springs, and Barbara Alford Clark of Golden, Colo; son, Robert Lem Reed of Longview; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six stepchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

AAFA NOTES: Clara was the second wife of Benjamin Meador Alford, born 24 Sept 1877 in TX and died 14 July 1960.

            See the obituary of her stepdaughter Zelda Alford Rogers Ridgway in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband (Benjamin’s) lineage: Benjamin Meador 1877 TX1, Allen Josiah 1844 AL2, Isham 1815 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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CLARA M. HARRELSON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 7 June 1996

 

            Alford, Clara M., 86, of Sulphur Springs [Hopkins Co.], died Thursday, June 6, 1996 in Hopkins Co.

            Born April 30, 1910 in Warren, Ark. to Ben & Maude Martin Harrelson. Preceded in death by husband, A.B. Alford in 1989.

            She was a homemaker and employee of Pickton ISD. Also a member of Winterfield Baptist Church.

            Survived by: 3 daughters, Marjorie Gilmer of Dallas, Mary Ruth Allen of Dallas, Frances Elizabeth Wheeler of Princeton; 3 sons, Harvey Alford of Como, Jerry W. Alford of Pickton, Len [sic—should be Leo] Alford of Wylie; 3 sisters, Robbie Glenn of Rockdale, Ruth Brown of Quitman, Ruby Greer of Mesquite; 3 brothers, Maurice Harrelson of Pickton, Paul Harrelson of Terrell, Hubert Harrelson of Irving; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren.

            Also preceded in death by 2 children.

            Funeral service will be conducted 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Murray-Orwosky Chapel, Rev. Cleatus Speed & Rev. George Malis officiating. Burial in Winterfield Cemetery.

            Pallbearers: Kent Gilmer, Don Neystifter, Gerald Allen, Richard Alford, Craig Wheeler, and Shannon Alford. Honorary pallbearers: Randy Driskell, Robert Pollard, Clayton Goerdel and David Gilmer.

            Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Winterfield Cemetery fund. Arrangements: Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, Sulphur Springs, 903-885-3133.

 

Photo from Winterfield Cemetery, Winterfield, Hopkins Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jaye Willson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clara M. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Como, Hopkins Co., TX.

            SSDI records show that A.B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 3 Sept 1908 and died 10 Jan 1989, last residence Pickton, Hopkins Co., TX.

            TX Deaths: Andrew Alford died 10 Jan 1989 in Wood Co., TX.

            From AAFA records: Andrew Bennett Alford married Clara Harrelson on 8 Oct 1927 in Hopkins Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Andrew Bennett 1908 TX1, George Albert Sidney 1886 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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CLARA RUTH AUBREY ALFORD WRIGHT

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 12 February 2009

 

            Wright, Clara Alford 58. Survived by husband, Willie E. Wright, 1 son, Cedric, 1 daughter, Raschunda and 4 grandchildren, Alexia, Rashade, Tyler and Kenya. Viewing- Friday, February 13 from 2-9 pm at Golden Gate 4155 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy. Funeral- Saturday, February 14 at 1 pm at St. John B.C.- 1701 W. Jefferson. Grand Prairie, TX. To share tributes www.goldengatefuneralhome.com.

 

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Full Name:           Clara Ruth Alford Wright

Date of Birth:       June 08, 1950

Date of Death:     February 06, 2009

Country of Birth: United States

Place of Birth:      Stamps, Arkansas

Place of Death:    Dallas, Texas

 

            Clara was the 10th of 12 children born to Hollie and Pearlie Mae Aubrey, who preceded her in death. She attended Brown High School, yet she graduated from Ellis High School, where she ran track, participated in theater and was a majorette in the band. Clara later moved to Texas and graduated from International Tech Institute, obtaining a diploma in Word Processing. She also attended El Centro College. Clara was also a long-time Recording Secretary at T.C. Hassell Elementary School in Dallas, Texas.

            Clara accepted Christ at an early age and attended church faithfully. She was a long-time member of New Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and was most recently a member of the New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church Family. Clara was always known for her angelic voice, singing with numerous groups and sharing her gift of voice in several choirs. Her most memorable songs were “Sending Up My Timber” and “Walk Around Heaven All Day.”

            Clara was known by most for her deep dimples, her great smile and her unconditional love of her family. She was known to boast frequently about her grandchildren and was always giving in the community. Clara was a fixture at the track meets, basketball and football games, and award ceremonies of her grandchildren. Clara served for over two decades as the Aubrey Family Tree historian by documenting over 1,000 family members dating back to the early 1800’s.

            Clara leaves to cherish her memory her husband Willie Wright whom she married in 1992. Her legacy is passed on through her two children: a daughter, Captain Raschunda Aubrey Muhammad of Wylie, TX, and son Cedric Alford of Sachse, TX; (4) grandchildren: Alexia “Shante,” Rashad, Tyler and Kenya, a daughter-in-law, Bonita Alford, and a son-in-law, Alfred Muhammad.

            She also leaves (7) sisters and (4) brothers: Eunice Hudson of Lansing, MI, Eva Aubrey of Dallas, TX, Ernestine (Elmore) Lewis of Taylor, AR, Hollis (Closesther) of Shreveport, LA, Rasheedah “Faye” (Abdul “Tony”) Rahman of Dallas, TX, Luke Aubrey of Shreveport, LA, George Aubrey of Dallas, TX, Carrie Bryant of Dallas, TX, Emmer (Thomas) Walker of Dallas, TX, L.B. (Wilma) Aubrey of Topeka, KS and Lorene (Steve) Kirk of Dallas, TX and a host of cousins, relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clara Ruth Wright (SS# issued in LA), last residence Dallas, TX.

            Clara was the family historian and had been working on a family genealogy for 20 years: The Family Tree of Abe and Winnie Aubrey. Her main focus was the Aubrey family. He son, Cedric Dwayne Alford, sent the document found on her computer, and from it the text below was extracted.

 

            Hollie Aubrey was born on February 8, 1907 in Haynesville, Louisiana. Hollie married Pearlie Mae Roberson, who was born on May 1, 1912, on August 16, 1926. Hollie and Pearlie Aubrey had seven (7) sons and nine (9) daughters (Abe Aubrey, Ray Aubrey, Eunice Aubrey, Eva Aubrey, Ernestine Aubrey, Hollis Aubrey, Rasheeda Rahmaan, Luke Aubrey, George Aubrey, Carrie Aubrey, Emmer Aubrey, Clara Aubrey, Lullion Aubrey, Sherman Aubrey and Loreen Aubrey).

            Hollie Aubrey resided at the Fountainview Nursing Home in Springhill, Louisiana at the time of his death on December 11, 1991. Hollie died of a heart attack. Hollie’s funeral was held at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Taylor, Arkansas. Hollie is buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Emerson, Arkansas. Pearlie Mae Roberson died on March 27, 1968 at the Warner Brown Hospital in El Dorado, Arkansas. Pearlie is buried in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Emerson, Arkansas.

            Clara Aubrey and James Lee Lawson, who was born on October 23, 1949 in (Taylor, Arkansas) have a daughter (Raschunda Lynette Aubrey). James L. Lawson died on March 1, 2007 in Springhill, Louisiana of a heart attack. He was buried in the St. Paul Cemetery in Taylor, Arkansas.

            Clara Aubrey married Ben Author Alford, who was born on November 5, 1949, in Coushatta [Red River Parish], Louisiana, on November 13, 1971. Ben and Clara Aubrey have a son (Cedric Dwayne Alford).

            Clara Aubrey Alford married Willie Eugene Wright, who was born on April 8, 1959 in North Little Rock, Arkansas, at Evangelist House of Prayer for All People, in Dallas, Texas on February 23, 1992. Willie and Clara have three (3) daughters (Amanda, Carol and Rashunda). Willie and Clara reside in Dallas, Texas.

 

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CLARENCE EWIN ALFORD

Father of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—_____ June 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Funeral services for Clarence E. Alford, 74, were Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Forest Grove Christian Church with burial following in the Forest Grove Cemetery…..

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday morning, June 18, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marlin after a long illness.

            He was born on April 25, 1912, in Forest Grove to the late Tom Alford and Carolina Rose Alford. He was married on Nov. 9, 1935, to Carrie Alice Nickels. He was a rancher for 25 years and was later a timekeeper for Quanna Construction in Sugarland before his retirement. He lived in Bremond for the past 1 1/2 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Alice Alford of Bremond and his mother, Carolina Alford; 3 sons, Wayne Alford, George Alford and Curtis Alford, all of Bremond; 4 daughters, Gaye Blackmon of Missouri City, Rose Shelton of El Campo, Twila Gibson of Fresno and Rita Oliver of Sherman; 4 brothers, Frank Alford of Marlin, Jamie Alford of Taylor and Wilburn (Bill) Alford and Weldon Alford of Rockdale; 3 sisters, Mara Tuma and Edith Brown of Houston and June Fen of Lufkin; also, 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Wayne Alford, Dennis Hebert, Henry Kyle, George Alford, Roger Hebert, Wayne McAdams, Curtis Alford, Larry Nickels and Mike Grych.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Forest Grove Christian Church and of the W.O.W. of Rockdale. Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lyn St. Peters

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie Alice Nickels Alford; his parents, Thomas Ewin Alford and Carolina Rose Alford; and his siblings Edith Alford Brown, James A. Alford, Luvenia Alford, Oliver Franklin Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, and Wilburne Sessions Alford in this compilation.

            See his death certificate.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clarence Ewin 1912 TX1, Thomas Ewin 1887 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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CLARENCE PARKER “SAM” ALFORD

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Henderson, Rusk Co., TX—Friday, 26 December 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1990

 

Henderson Civic, Business Leader Dies At Age 85

 

            “Sam” Alford, a local printer and merchant and a long-time civic leader, died early this morning at the Louise Parham Health Care Complex in Oxford following an extended illness. He was 85.

            Born Clarence Parker Alford in Franklin County, he held several different occupations throughout North Carolina and other southern states before establishing Alford’s Printing & Office Supply Company on Garnett Street in Henderson in 1930. He was also the owner and operator of Alford’s Poultry Enterprise from 1942–45, and the owner and operator of Beech Spring Farms in Kittrell from 1942-68.

            Described as a “civic handyman” in a news article in 1946 in the State magazine, Alford begin his civic work in the community through his involvement with the Salvation Army Corps. He served as chairman of the local advisory board of the corps from 1933-55, and he was also a life member of the board.

            During 1935–40, Alford headed several civic and charitable drives in Henderson and Vance County, including fund-raisers for Boy and Girl Scouts, March of Dimes, War Relief, USO, Civilian defense and others.

            Other organizations Alford was involved in included: Vance Chapter of the American Red Cross chairman for 12 years, 1939-51; Henderson Chamber of Commerce—president from 1943-44; N. C. Master Printers Association—vice-president from 1934-37; and several others. Alford also was accorded many honors in the local area, state and nation for his civic contributions.

            A member of the Henderson Lions Club since 1930, Alford held several state and district offices in the club and organized many new clubs across North Carolina. He was honored in September of 1985 for his services to the Lions and organizations for service of the blind.

            Over $2000 was donated in Alford’s name by fellow Lions and friends to the National Society to Prevent Blindness—N. C. Affiliate Inc.

            Alford organized the N.C. Lions Association for the Blind, of which he served as president from 1947-49. He is also credited with originating, in 1946, the Lions White Cane Drive, an annual fund-raiser to benefit visually impaired.

            Alford also served as chairman of the N. C. Commission for the Blind in 1968-70.

            A resident of 205 Willowood Drive in Henderson, he was married to the late Eleanor Alford.

            Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced Saturday by Davis Funeral Home.

 

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CLARENCE ROY ALFORD

 

Photo from White’s Funeral Home

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 16 March 2006

 

GRAND PRAIRIE—Clarence Roy Alford, 66, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at White’s Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial: Annetta Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford.

            Clarence Roy Alford was born June 11, 1939, in Parker County, the son of Francis and Mary Bell Alford. Mr. Alford served in the United States Navy. He retired from Texstars after 20 years. After retirement, he ran his own small-engine repair business. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

            Survivors: Wife, Sue Lindsey Alford; children, Gary Screws and wife, Ashlee, Jennifer Russell and husband, Scott; grandchildren, Felisha, Madison, Taylor, Reigan, Justin; brothers, Earnest Alford and John Alford; and sister, Twila Rowell.

            White’s Funeral Home, Weatherford, (817) 596-4811.

 

Photo from Annetta Cemetery, Parker Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence R. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother James Edmond Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Clarence Roy 2006 TX1, Francis Edmond 1900 TX2, Clarence Moss 1866 TN3, Edmond Lafayette 1830 TN4, Wiley 1783 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CLARENCE URIAH “JACK” ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thurs, 24 February 2005

 

            Services for Jack Alford, 69, of Forest Grove will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2005, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Chuck Salmon of Forest Grove Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery near Rockdale.

            Mr. Alford died Monday, Feb. 21, at his home in Forest Grove.

            He was born March 26, 1935, in Forest Grove to Emory James and Annie (Matthews) Alford.

            A longtime resident of Forest Grove, Mr. Alford graduated from Rockdale High School.

            He worked in the electrode department at Alcoa’s Rockdale Works for 27 years and was a rancher all of his life. He also enjoyed gardening.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Emory O. Alford and Billy Alford; and a sister, Lucille Young.

            Survivors are his companion, Maxine Mauldin of Rockdale; a son, Charles Alford and wife Tammy of Rockdale; a daughter, Barbara Hull and husband Charles of Rockport; three grandchildren, Johna and Jaclyn Alford and Ashley Hull; and four sisters, Dixie Cleveland of Decatur, Annie Mae McKee of Fort Worth, Connie Guthrie of Fort Worth and Mary Lee Harris of Fort Worth.

            Pallbearers will be Lee Young, Robert Cleveland, James McKee, Ray Harris, Ray Daniels and Clay Bibb.

            Memorials may be made to Rockdale Volunteer Fire Dept., P. O. Box 586, Rockdale, TX 76567.

 

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Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lyn St. Peters

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence U. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Annie Mae Matthews Alford; siblings Annie Mae Alford McKee, Dixie Lou Alford Cleveland, Emery Oliver Alford, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” Alford, Ida Lucille Alford Young, and Mary Lee Alford Harris; and grandparents Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clarence Uriah “Jack” 1935 TX1, Emery James 1899 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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CLARENCE WAYNE ALFORD

Brother of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—Monday, 25 April 2005

 

Feb. 3, 1939—April 23, 2005

 

BREMOND [Robertson Co.]—Graveside services for Clarence Wayne Alford, 66, of Bremond are set for 3 p.m. Monday at Forest Grove Cemetery near Rockdale.

            Family members will speak at the service. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Bremond Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday at his home.

            He was born in Rockdale and was a Baptist. He was retired as a heavy equipment operator/mechanic.

            Survivors include his wife, Janice Springer Alford of Bremond; a son, Shane Alford of Bremond; a daughter, Shillee Springer of Bremond; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George Oliver and Donna Alford of Damon and Curtis Aaron and Linda Alford of Bremond; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Alice Faye Blackmon of Denton, Twila Jean Gibson of Fresno, Rita Joyce and Roy Oliver of Porter and Rose Marie and Steve Shelton of El Campo; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 

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Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Clarence Ewin Alford and Carrie Alice Nickels Alford; and his grandparents Thomas Ewin Alford and Carolina Rose Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clarence Wayne 1939 TX1, Clarence Ewin 1912 TX2, Thomas Ewin 1887 TX3, Hurst Justice 1852 AL4, John Redden 1820 SC5.

 

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CLARINE HAMILTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 9 December 2004

 

            Alford, Clarine of Dallas passed from labor to reward December 6, 2004. She is survived by her husband of 49 years C.O. Alford, one son Charles Hamilton (Barbara). Visitation today from 12:00-7:00pm. Service Friday 11:00 both at Lincoln Funeral Home. Lincoln Funeral Home & Memorial Parks 8100 Fireside Dr. Dallas TX (214) 398-8133.

 

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CLAUDIA FRANCES ALFORD ALLEN

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—11 September 2009

 

CLARKSVILLE—Claudia Allen, 71, of Detroit went to her Heavenly Home Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, surrounded by her family after having a long, hard battle, she is now resting in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

            Funeral services are scheduled for noon Saturday, Sept. 12, at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home with Rev. Ronnie Kellam, Rev. Toby Barker and Rev. Tracy Williams officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Hopewell Community on the “home place” under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.

            The family receives friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.

            She was born Feb. 14, 1938, to Coy and Carrine Alford in Manchester. She married L.P. “Snooky” Allen Dec. 7, 1938, at the Peach Creek Community Center.

            She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her many families. She was the oldest of eight children and loved her brothers and sisters like they were her own. She cared for her father and mother-in-law in Grimes County until the move to Red River County in 1972. In Red River County she found many new friends and families.

            She found her church family in 1973 and was active in Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church cooking during revivals, director of vacation Bible school for many years and instrumental in the building of the current church and parsonage. She had her café family from 1974 to 1988 working at several local restaurants including The Cow Talk Steakhouse north of Clarksville, which she owned and operated. After her children were grown and married she decided to work for Wal-Mart from 1996 to 2006, mainly in the craft department and found another family, which she dearly loved.

            She participated in the Red River County Stew Cook Off over 25 years with numerous wins and was an avid supporter of the Red River County Fair. She is listed on the Wall of Fame at the Red River Valley Fair Grounds. She was a Red River County 4-H leader for many, many years and was known to haul kids all over Texas to competitions. This was just another family that she loved as well. In recent years, her life revolved around her grandkids and their activities. Known as Granny to all the kids, she could always be seen at their rodeos, ball games, school functions or many other activities and went all out for them. In the summertime, she was busy working in her garden and canning goodies and wintertime she was busy sewing and making handcrafts for her many families. She loved to cook for family and friends and various gatherings. Many will remember the Easter barbecues or Halloween pots of stew. She loved life, her Lord Jesus Christ and her many families.

            She was preceded in death by her husband in January 1993; her granddaughter, Angel Allen, in October of 1992; her father in 1979; and two brothers, Hubert and Steve Alford.

            Survivors include her son, Leslie Allen, and wife, Gina of Bogata, Coy Allen and wife, Lisa, of Detroit; and daughter, Frances Fletcher, and husband, Craig, of Detroit; grandchildren, Wade Allen of Bogata, Lane and Samantha Allen of Detroit, and Katy and Dolan Fletcher of Detroit; her mother, Carrine Alford of Bogata; brothers, Ronnie Alford, Ray Alford and wife, Teresa, Harold Alford, and Richard Alford and wife, Linda; sister, Liz Irwin and husband, Jim; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers include Ashley Minter, John Minter, Kyle Taylor, Kevin Taylor, Shane Henderson, Tracy Henderson, Michael Fletcher and Danny Phillips.

            Honorary pallbearers are the deacons of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Kenneth Henderson, Johnny Boyd, Dewey Knight and Larry Stringer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Claudia Frances Allen (SS# issued in TX), last residence Detroit, Red River Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her mother, Carrine Topping Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Claudia Frances 1938 TX1, Coy Harold 1920 TX2, William Henry 1884 TX3, William Jamison 1853 AR4, John H. 1818 GA5, Haywood 1780 GA6.

 

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CLIFFORD PRICE “BUTCH” ALFORD, JR.

 

ORANGE LEADER

Orange, Orange Co., TX—Thursday, 12 February 2009

 

            Clifford P. ‘Butch’ Alford, Jr., 63, of Orangefield, Texas, passed away peacefully at St Lukes Hospital in Houston, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Saturday, February 14, 2009, at First Christian Church of Orangefield. Officiating will be Pastor Bobby Granger and Reverend James Moore. Burial will follow at Alford Family Cemetery in Orangefield. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Friday, at First Christian Church of Orangefield.

            Clifford was born on September 24, 1945, in Orange, Texas. He was the son of Clifford P. and Olga (Granger) Alford, Sr.

            He was preceded in death by his father.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Alford; mother Olga ‘Sis’ Alford; sons, Ernest Alford, of Dallas, James Alford, of Silsbee; daughter Jeni Johnson and husband Jeremiah, of Lumberton; step-sons, Donald Bearce and wife Leah, of Lumberton, Jason Bearce and wife Kristin, of Pasadena, Brian Gibbs and wife Brooke, of Bridge City; step-daughter, Romandy Gibbs, of Orangefield; eight grandchildren; brothers, Avery Alford and wife Della of Bridge City, Robert Alford and wife Julie, of Orange; sisters, Peggy Alford, of Orangefield and Kathy Tillman and husband Clem, of Orangefield.

            Serving as pallbearers will be Donald Bearce, Brian Gibbs, James Alford, Ernest Alford, Jason Bearce and Jeremiah Johnson.

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Orangefield, Orange Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Hyett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clifford Price Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Orangefield, Orange Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Clifford Price Alford Sr. and Olga Mae “Sissie” Granger Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Clifford Price 1945 TX1, Clifford Price 1918 KY2, Franklin Price 1896 KY3, Pleasant Lee 1869 KY4, Peter Henderson 1831 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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CLIFFORD PRICE ALFORD, SR.

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 27 April 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Clifford Price Alford, Sr., 69, of Orangefield died Monday [April 25].

            Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City with burial at Alford Cemetery in Orangefield....

            A lifelong resident of Orangefield, he was a retired insurance agent for American National Insurance Co.

            Survivors include his wife, Sis Alford of Orangefield; daughters, Kathy Tillman of Orangefield and Peggy Alford of Pompano Beach, Fla.; sons, Clifford Price Alford Jr. of Orangefield, Robert Alford of Mauriceville and Avery Alford of Bridge City; and nine grandchildren.

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Orangefield, Orange Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Hyett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C.P. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 28 July 1924, last residence Orangefield, Orange Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Olga Mae “Sissie” Granger Alford; his son Clifford Price Alford, Jr.; and his brother William Franklin Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Clifford was the son of Franklin Price Alford and Dollie Embry. They appear on the 1920 census in Ohio Co., KY, along with Clifford’s brother “Lee” Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Clifford Price 1918 KY1, Franklin Price 1896 KY2, Pleasant Lee 1869 KY3, Peter Henderson 1831 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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CLIFTON MAURICE ALFORD

Brother of William Joseph “W.J.” Alford, AAFA #0138

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Saturday, 5 May 2007

 

            Alford, Clifton Maurice, 76, of Schulenburg [Fayette Co.], Texas, and formerly of Bellwood [Natchitoches Parish], died Friday [May 4]; graveside services at 2 p.m. Sunday in Shady Grove Cemetery, Bellwood; arrangements by Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many.

 

Photo from Shady Grove Cemetery, Bellwood, Natchitoches Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Swire Knapp

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clifton Maurice Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 30 July 1929, last residence Franklin, Robertson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his brothers William Joseph Alford and Wallace Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Oscar Riley Alford and Bertha A. Sparks Alford; and his siblings Harold Milton Alford and Willie Mae Alford Fenter in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Clifton Maurice 1929 LA1, Oscar Riley 1880 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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CLINT ALTON ALFORD, SR.

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Friday, 2 March 2001

 

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FORT WORTH—Clint Alford Sr., 78, a retired truck driver for Winn Dixie Stores Inc., died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at a local hospital.

            Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Carter Metropolitan CME Church, 4601 Wichita St. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Wake: 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 23, 1922, in Brenham. Following high school graduation, he enlisted in the Army and fought in World War II, earning four Bronze Stars.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Fannie Alford.

            Survivors: His devoted son, Clint Alford Jr.; brothers, Ernest Alford, Earl Alford, Wesley Alford and John Henry Alford; sisters, Asava Woods and Valetta Crump; grandchildren, Ashley Alford and Clint Alford III; and a host of other relations and friends.

            Williams Funeral Chapel 5224 Ramey Ave., (817) 534-5781.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clint A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Ernest James Alford and Jessie Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

 

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CODY WAYNE ALFORD

 

DAILY SENTINEL

Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX—Saturday, 18 December 2004

 

            Funeral for Cody Wayne Alford, 20, of Center will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, with the Rev. Steve Scott officiating. Burial will be in Latham Cemetery, Shelby County.

            Alford died Dec. 17, 2004, in Center.

            Born June 20, 1984, in Nacogdoches, he was the son of Noble and Toni Shofner Alford. He was a residential carpenter and a member of First Christian Church, Center.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, Noble and Pam Alford of Center; sisters, Amber Alford and Khristina Snider, both of Center; and grandparents, James and Jerry Alford and Prentice and Janell Shofner, all of Center, and Suzie Alford of Longview.

            Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today. Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his mother, Toni Grace Shofner Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and his grandparents, James Leo Alford and Susie Belle Greer Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Cody Wayne 1984 TX1, Noble Wayne 1958 TX2, James Leo 1934 TX3, Noble Leo 1900 TX4, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL5, John Allen 1840 AL6, William 1810 AL7, Baldy 1784 NC8, Isham 1755 NC9.

 

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COLUMBUS PEBBIE ALFORD

Uncle of Katherine Miller, AAFA #0409

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—10 January 1963

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Mrs. Mildred Budge received word this week that Mr. C.P. Alford had passed away on Christmas Eve at a hospital in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Alford had not been in good health for some months, but he suffered a stroke that day from which he did not rally.

            Mr. Alford was the husband of Lenor Coordes Alford and the son-in-law of Mr. & Mrs. James Coordes, pioneer residents of upper White river. Mr. Alford often visited in Meeker before Mr. & Mrs. Coordes passed away and had many friends here. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Their home was in Iraan [Pecos Co.], Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Columbus Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 June 1906 and died _____ Dec 1962, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his sister Mayme Elizabeth Alford Motley in this compilation.

            Columbus was a grandson of Allen Alford and Harriet Denton of Bartow Co., GA.

            TX Deaths: Columbus Pebbie Alford died 24 Dec 1962 in Harris Co., TX.

            SSDI records show that Lenore C. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 13 Oct 1907 and died 24 Feb 1990, last residence Midland, Midland Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate provides his full name, confirms his birth and death dates, and names his parents Ollie Alford and Susan Pate.

            In 1900 the family is in Hubbard, Hill Co., TX: Oll Alford 21 AL (parents b. GA), b. Feb 1879; his wife Susie E. 17 TX, b. Oct 1882; and daughter Clarice b. Apr 1900 TX. Oll and Susie were married 1 year, and Susie had 1 child, 1 living.

            In 1910 the family is in Hill Co., TX: Ollie Alford 34 GA (parents b. GA), his wife Susie 30 TX, and children Collumbus P. 4 TX and Mamie 1 TX. Ollie and Susie were married 11 years, and Susie had 4 children, 2 living.

            In 1920 the children are living with their maternal grandparents in Hubbard, Hill Co., TX: C. Columbus Pate 78 AL, his wife Rebecca J. 77 AL; grandson Pebbie Alford 13 TX and granddaughter Mamye Alford 10 TX; and a servant.

            In 1880 in Allatonna, Bartow Co., GA, Ollie (“Ollia”) 1 GA is listed as the son of Allen Allford 22 GA and his wife Harriett 21 GA.

            On Ollie Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 43, a self-employed farmer living in Mt. Calm, Hill Co., TX. His nearest relative is Allen Alford of Waco, McLennan Co., TX. He was born 11 Feb 1876. A note says “badly affected from smoking cigarettes.”

            His lineage: Columbus Pebbie 1906 TX1, Ollie 1879 GA2, Allen 1858 GA3.

 

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COLUMBUS SAMUEL. ALFORD

 

LAVACA COUNTY TRIBUNE-HERALD

Hallettsville, Lavaca Co., TX—Tuesday, 4 February 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Columbus S. “C. S.” Alford, 78, died Sunday, February 2, 1992, in a Victoria hospital.

            He was born May 23, 1913, in Winsboro, Louisiana, son of the late Columbus Alford and Latisha McVey Alford. Mr. Alford had worked as Postmaster in Sargent, and was a school bus driver. He worked for Gulf Warehouse in Bay City for 11 years, and was the former owner/operator of a service station in Bay City. He retired to Hallettsville in 1986.

            Survivors are his wife, Laura Alford; four daughters: Brenda Sue Rolands of Highland, Juanita Faye Volkmer of Hallettsville, Carolyn Sue Wilson of Houston, Terri Morales of Sweeny; a son, Christopher Shaun Alford of Hallettsville; 10 grandchildren.

            Services will be conducted at 3 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, at Kubena Funeral Home….

            Burial will follow in the Hallettsville City Cemetery, under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home….

 

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CORA ALFORD LEE

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 16 January 1977

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Lee, 92, of 2422 Clyde Lane, a member of Cedar Crest CME Church, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Pinkston’s Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

            Mrs. Lee, a Dallas resident for 56 years, died Thursday [January 13] in her home.

            She is survived by two brothers, Ben Alford and Clyde Alford; and two sisters,

Mrs. Lela Wesley and Mrs. Esther Brown.

FAG photo requested 9/17/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Lee (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Jan 1883 and died _____ Jan 1977, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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CORA ANN COMBS DUCOURT HALFORD

 

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Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Posted by Debbie Cromwell – used with permission

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 20 July 1951

 

MRS. CORA HALFORD, NATIVE OF COUNTY, DIES AT HER HOME

 

            Mrs. Cora Halford, 69, a life-long resident of Dallas County, died Thursday at her home, 4226 Barksdale, after a long illness.

            She was born in Grand Prairie [Dallas Co.], the daughter of Dallas County pioneer settlers.

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Henry Hicks and Mrs. Josephine Childress, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Louise Albertson of Long Beach, Calif.; two sons, Jack S. Ducourt and Robert E. Ducourt, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. B.G. Maxwell of Union Bower, a brother, M.E. Combs of Dallas, eleven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Lamar & Smith Chapel, 800 West Jefferson. The Rev. Dean Harrison will officiate.

            Burial will be in Laurel Land Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ed Schroeder, Marvin Amlong, Burl Davenport, Troy Nicholson, A.R. Jameson and Eurban Waller.

 

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Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Cromwell

 

AAFA NOTES: Her parents are Robert Martin Combs and Mary Catherine Crawford.

            Her first husband was Joseph Emile Ducourt (3 children). Her second husband was Charley Max Halford (1884–1934, 2 children, Josephine and Louise). She married Charlie/Charley on 10 Aug 1916 in Dallas. Cora was divorced from both husbands.

            In 1930 Dallas Co. she is listed as head of her household with two children. Charlie is listed as head of another household with his third wife, Sophie Meier. His first wife was Mabel Maxwell.

 

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CORA LAVENIA WAGGONER HALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—4 October 1990

 

            Cora L. Halford, 91, died Wednesday, September 26, 1990 at Bluebonnet Nursing Home. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Church of Christ…. Burial was in Albany Cemetery, directed by Godfrey-Neese Funeral Hme.

            Born in Jonah, she moved to Albany 62 years ago. She was a seamstress and a member of the Church of Christ.

            She was the widow of Roy S. Halford.

            Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mrs. L.E.) Farmer of Albany, a grandson, Bill James Farmer of Albany; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.

            Pallbearers were Stanley, Ivy, Steve Riley, Bob Martyne, Glen Balliew, J.L. Beaty and Morris Ledbetter.

 

Photo from Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Saundra Nobles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora W. Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 28 Dec 1898, last residence Albany, Shackelford Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Roy S. Halford; and daughter Joan Halford Farmer in this compilation.

 

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CORINE ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 23 November 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Corine “Little Mother” Alfred, 90, of Beaumont died Nov. 17 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

            Funeral will be at noon Saturday at Calvary Mortuary with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Vistation will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home.

            A native of Bunkie, La., she lived in Beaumont 71 years.

            She is survived by daughters, Maxine Dumas of San Jose, Calif., and Georgia Williams and Eloise Gums, both of Beaumont; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Corine Alfred (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 Dec 1910, last residence Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

 

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CORINNE DEVER ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 17 September 1944

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Corinne Dever Alford, 68, of Arlington, native Texan and formerly a resident of Dallas for twenty-five years, will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in Georgetown [Williamson Co.]. Mrs. Alford died of a heart attack Friday in Arlington [September 15].

            Mrs. Alford, wife of the late L.B. Alford, former manager of the Studebaker Automobile Company in Dallas, was born in Independence, Washington County, June 21, 1876. She had made her home in Arlington for the last three years.

            Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. George H. Sessions, Dallas; Mrs. Kate Whittenberg and Mrs. D.K. Wilcox, both of Georgetown; Mrs. T.F. Branstetter, Hutchinson, Kan., and Mrs. E.A. Burrus, Beaumont.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Christeson

 

AAFA NOTES: From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born 21 June 1876 in Independence, TX, parents not known. She was a widow.

            In 1940 Corinne Alford, widow age 64, is living with her sister Kate Whittenberg in Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX. In 1935 she was living in San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX. Corinne’s entry was chosen for further info at the bottom of the page. She was age 17 at first marriage, was married more than once, parents born TN and KY, and she had no children.

            Her husband was Leonard Barnett Alford (1865–1932). His first wife was India Young, married 20 Sept 1887 in Karnes Co., TX. They had at least 4 children.

            AAFA’s records have her as Annie Corinne, and she is Anne C. Alford on the 1930 census, living with Leonard in Pearsall, Frio Co., TX.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Green Alford, b. 1809 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Leonard Barnett 1865 TX1, Green 1809 NC2.

 

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CORNELIA ALICE ALFORD NIBLACK

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Wednesday, 29 December 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Private graveside services for Cornelia Alice Alford Niblack, 91, Tyler, were held Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery…. Arrangements were under the direction of Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Niblack died Sunday [December 26] in Tyler.

            She was born May 19, 1902, in Riverside, Walker County. She was a graduate of Tyler High School and Tyler Commercial College. She retired from the Ramey, Calhoun & Marsh law firm, Tyler, and successors where she was employed as a legal secretary and office manager for over 40 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

            Following retirement she was active in the local chapter of AARP, and the city of Tyler’s Building Committee for Senior Citizens located at Fun Forest.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Will Niblack.

            Survivors include two sons, William R. Niblack, Tyler, and Charles T. Niblack, Houston; one granddaughter, MaryLynn Niblack Manley, Tyler; one grandson, Scott Niblack, Houston….

 

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Photos from Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheila Austin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice A. Niblack (SS# issued in TX), last residence Tyler, Smith Co., TX.

            Her father was Walter Orion Alford.

            From FamilySearch Texas Marriages: W.O. Alford married Nellie Traylor on 28 July 1901 in Walker Co., TX. They were apparently divorced because he married her again as Nellie Alford on 1 Sept 1906 in Galveston Co., TX.

            AAFA’s genealogy for this family includes this 1910 census information:

 

May 7, 1910; 2nd Precinct, Anderson Co., TX: Walter O. 34 GA, salt works manager, Nellie R. 34 TX wife, Alice C. 7 TX daughter. Walter and Nellie were both in their second marriage and had been four years in this marriage. Nellie had given birth to one child who was still living. So Alice would not be Walter’s child. [This is incorrect since they were first married in 1901.] They were living in the household of Charles Green who was a laborer at the salt works.

 

May 9, 1910; Walker Co., TX: Nellie Alford 34 TX, Alice 7 TX. Nellie was enumerated with her brother and she indicated that she was single. The census entry appeared to have first been “D” and the written over with “S.”

 

            On the 1920–1940 censuses, Walter is living with his second wife, Eula. They are buried together in Overton City Cemetery, Overton, Rusk Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Cornelia Alice 1902 TX1, Walter Orion 1875 GA2, Augustus Orion 1841 AL AL3, John Rogers 1810 GA4, Kinchen 1779 NC5, James 1740 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CORNELIA ANN ALFORD PRICE

 

[Although Cornelia died in Hot Springs, AR, we are publishing her obituary here because she lived and is buried in TX.]

 

Source unknown

Garland Co., AR—_____ January 1991

 

            Annie G. Price of Paris [Lamar Co.], Texas, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 1991 in a Hot Springs hospital.

            She was born in Chickasha [Grady Co.], Oklahoma, the daughter of Joseph David Alford and Martha Anthony Alford.

            She was the widow of W.H. Price who preceded her in death in 1946.

            She was retired from the City Steam Laundry. She was a member of the first Baptist Church of Paris, Texas and a member of the Bethany Sunday School Class.

            She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Paris under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home of Paris [Lamar Co.]; Texas. Local arrangements were under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home.

 

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

            Cornelia Ann was born 22 November 1897. Her mother was Joseph David Alford’s last wife, Martha Ann Anthony. Her husband was William H. Price.

 

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CORRIEN WAINSCOTT HALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—1 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

BOWIE—Corrien Halford, a homemaker, died Thursday at a Bowie hospital. She was 86. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Burgess-Fry Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Bellevue.

            Mrs. Halford was born in Thackerville, Okla. She was a longtime Bellevue resident and lived in Bowie for five years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bellevue. Survivors: Husband, S.V. “Sylvester” Halford of Bowie; two daughters, Ruby Oleta Smith of Denver and Nelda Ruth Coffman of Bowie; brother, Leon Wainscott of San Antonio; and three grandchildren.

 

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CRAIG ANTHONY ALFRED

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Saturday, 12 January 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Craig Anthony Alfred, 33, of Baytown, passed away, Thursday, January 10, 2002 in a Houston hospital.

            He was born January 31, 1968 in Baytown. He was a life long resident of Baytown, a member of the Concern Citizens of McNair and a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. He was self-employed.

            He is survived by his parents, Andria Alfred and Helen Bushnell Alfred of Baytown; brothers, Terry Alfred, Willie Nichols, Jr., Whitney and Darrell Nichols all of Baytown; sisters, Alma Alfred of Houston; Helen Marie Tims, Linda Magwood all of Baytown; Shirley Williams and Barbara Egans both of Crosby; 25 nieces and nephews, 15 great nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. “We loved Craig but the Lord loved him best.”

            Visitation will from 11 a.m. to wake time from 7–9 p.m. with a rosary at 8 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2002 at Frazier Funeral Home, 7623 Harrison Baytown. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 7122 Whiting Rock, Baytown.... Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery, Crosby.

            Pallbearers will be Terry Alfred, Willie Nichols, Jr., Whitney Nichols, Darrell Nichols, Richard Tims and Derrick Duke. Honorary pallbearers will be his nieces and nephews....

 

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CURTIS RAY ALFORD

 

Photo from his gravestone

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 8 June 2008

 

            Alford, Curtis Ray 55 of Allen [Collin Co.]. Died: 6/5/2008 Born: 7/14/1952. Visitation: Monday, 6/9/2008, 6-8pm Eastgate Funeral Home, Services: Tuesday, 6/10/2008, 10:00 am, Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Garland Memorial.

 

 

Photos (front and back of gravestone) from Garland Memorial Park, Garland, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from James - redbike5@verizon.net – email sent 8/28/2012 – again 9/21/2013

Taken by photographer James

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, James David Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Curtis Ray Alford was born 24 June 1952 [different than obituary and gravestone] in Ellis Co., parents James David Alford and Frances Louis Brewer.

            From TX Marriages: Curtis R. Alford, age 18, married Cheryl A. Ames, age 21, in Dallas Co., TX, on 8 Jan 1971.

            From TX Divorces: Curtis R. and Cheryl A. Alford divorced in Dallas Co. on 3 Oct 1979. They had 2 children.

            From TX Divorces: Curtis R. and Barbara K. Alford divorced in Dallas Co. on 26 Oct 1988. They were married on 26 May 1984 and had no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Curtis Ray 1952 TX1, James David 1932 TX2, George Washington 1895 TX3, George Washington 1860 TX4, Hatch 1815 NC5, Isaac 1782 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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CYNTHIA ANNA HEARNE PATE ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Sunday, 28 September 1902

 

GEORGETOWN, Tex., Sept. 25—Mrs. Alford, wife of Dr. Alford of Leander, died in Austin on Wednesday [September 24]. The remains were brought home and interred in the Bagdad cemetery. Rev. _____ Hamilton conducting the funeral services.

 

 

Photos from Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Williamson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Christeson

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband was Albert S. Alford, who is also buried in Bagdad Cemetery. Albert was probably the brother of Louvenia Alford Kelly—see her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From Brief History and Genealogy of the Hearne Family, by William T. Hearne (Independence, MO: By the author, 1895 and 1907), p. 125:

 

Cynthia A., first child of Cyrus and Jane A. Hearne, married a Mr. Pate, who soon died and left her with one child; she afterwards married Dr. Alford, and now lives in Shelbyville [Shelby Co.], Texas, where the doctor has a fine practice.

 

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DAISY DELL ALFORD MCCRAW

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 20 May 2000

            Daisy McCraw, age 76, born June 2, 1923 passed away May 17, 2000.

            She was a Seamstress and member of Northside Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her son, Rodney Brown; brother, Gordon Alford; sisters, Alice Sanders, and Gretchen Arnold; grandchildren, Thomas Brown, Teresa France and Kimberly Dell Brooks; 10 great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, and 10 brothers and sisters.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2000 at Northside Baptist Church. Rev. Virgil Porter, Thomas Brown, and Rodney Brown officiating. Interment at Winterfield Cemetery in Pickton, TX.

            Family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Williams Funeral Directors, 716 Main St. Garland, TX (972) 276-8000.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Daisy McCraw (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rowlett, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and her sister Alice Lavada Alford Culpepper Sanders in this compilation.

            From Peggy Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666: Daisy was married 4 times: (1) James Wilson Brown, her uncle Henry Green Alford’s stepson, and they were divorced; (2) Tommy W. Warrick, who died in 1979; and (3) Robert McCraw, who died in 1986. Daisy is buried beside Tommy Warrick.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Daisy Dell 1923 TX1, Andrew Jackson 1880 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DAISY LEE BARES LAIRD ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 8 June 2006

 

Daisy Lee Alford

1/26/1912–6/7/2006

 

            Daisy Lee Alford, 94, of Beaumont died June 7, 2006 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. A native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and resident of Beaumont for many years, she was a retired dental technician having worked for over forty years.

            She is survived by her sons, Robert Laird and his wife Marlene of Fannett and John Laird and his wife Doris of Oak Point, Texas; stepdaughters, Lynn DeCordova and Carolyn Phelps both of Beaumont; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2006 at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday evening, June 8, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her birth date is from Broussards Mortuary. Her maiden name is from AAFA records.

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

 

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DAISY MAE WETZEL ALFORD

Mother of Marshall Edward Alford, AAFA #0173

 

BROWNSVILLE HERALD

Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX—_____ February 2000

 

            Daisy M. Alford, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Brownsville Medical Center.

            She was born in Waco and had been a resident of Brownsville for 62 years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Brownsville, where she was a part of the joy class (Sunday school class).

            Survivors include two sons, Marshall Alford of Mesquite, Texas and Jim Alford of Brownsville; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pansy Schneider of Hillsboro, Texas.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Claris M. Alford….

            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home East Chapel.... Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

            Pallbearers will be Kevin Alford, Jeff Alford, Craig Alford, Harry Faulk, Hank Hollingsworth, and Bill Buck….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daisy M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 May 1908, last residence Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Claris Marshall 1903 TX1, Marshall 1893 TX2, John Rankin 1834 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DANIEL E. “GENE” ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Sunday, 6 July 2003

 

            Daniel E. “Gene” Alford died on July 2, 2003. A resident of Beaumont since 1977, he and his wife Patsy, were owners of Gene Alford and Associates, Inc., a life insurance agency in which both were active since 1975. He was 79 years old.

            Born June 23, 1924 in Marlin, Texas to Tom and Ora A. Alford, he was a lifelong resident of Texas. He attended public schools at Pampa, Texas from 1930 until 1942, at which time he was graduated from Pampa High School. During the same year, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during World War II until April 1946. Following the war, Mr. Alford attended Texas Tech University, and in 1950 was graduated with a BA Degree in Journalism. For 10 years he was editor and subsequent Publisher of the Moore County News, Dumas, Texas. For another six years he was publisher of The Amarillo Citizen newspaper in Amarillo. Both publications were awarded “General Excellence” distinctions by the Texas Press Association. Editorials by him were judged Best of Texas for three consecutive years by the press association. During his newspaper career in Dumas, Gene served as a Correspondent for Associated Press, was given several industry awards, including an Associated Press nomination in 1956 for a Pulitzer Prize in Photo Journalism.

            Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2003 at Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home....

            Survivors include his wife, Patsy Lois Alford of Beaumont; son, Byron D. Alford, Round Rock, Texas; daughters, Neva Alford Waldt of Houston and Cherrie Kay Konawho of Burlington, WI; brother, W.T. [William Tabor] Alford, of Windom, TX; sister, Anna Lois Jones of California; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Daniel E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother William Tabor Alford in this compilation.

 

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DANIEL LEE ALFORD, SR.

Father of Daniel Lee Alford, Jr., AAFA #0054

Grandfather of Daniel Lee Alford III, AAFA #0170, and James J. Alford, AAFA #0058

Great-Grandfather of Daniel Lee Alford IV, AAFA #0166, and Michael Bruce Alford, AAFA #0244

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—Thursday, 17 September 1964

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1995

 

SERVICES SET TODAY FOR LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

            Funeral services for Daniel Lee Alford Sr. will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Presbyterian Church in Caldwell with the Rev. Milton Bierschwale, pastor, and the Rev. Joe Lee Turner, a great nephew, officiating. Mr. Alford passed away at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Goodnight Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Phillips-Luckey.

            A native of Caldwell, Mr. Alford was a prominent businessman and stockman. He retired a few years ago.

            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lee Alford Sr., of 703 W. Buck [Annie Klukan Alford—see her obituary]; his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Alford Jr., 705 W. Buck [AAFA #0054]; two brothers, R.A. Alford and Phil Alford Sr., both of Caldwell; two sisters, Miss Lizzie Alford and Mrs. W.L. Surovik Sr., also of Caldwell [Florence Inez Alford Surovik, AAFA #0107], and two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Alford III, Caldwell [AAFA #0170], and Jimmy Joe Alford of Baylor University, and a great grandson, Lee Alford IV [AAFA #0166].

 

 

Photos from Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Zaharis

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Annie F. Klukan Alford; his parents Halcut Alford and Mary Jane Scott Alford; and his siblings Florence Inez Alford Surovik, Lizzie Evans Alford, and Richard Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            In the Winter 1995 issue of AAFA ACTION, pp. 22–26, 32, we published articles about this family, excerpted from ASTRIDE THE OLD SAN ANTONIO ROAD, A History of Burleson County, Texas, 1980. Catherine Alford, wife of D.L. Alford, Jr., AAFA #0054, was the editor of this book and the author of many of the articles. At the time of publication she was serving as the President of the Burleson County Historical Society.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Daniel Lee 1876 TX1, Halcut 1854 TX2, Richard Erwin 1818 GA3, Halcut 1789 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DARRYL WAYNE ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—25 January 2013

 

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Darryl Wayne Alford

 

            Darryl Alford, 51, a pastor at Bethesda Outreach Ministries, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Monday at East St. Paul Baptist Church, 5300 Oak Grove Rd. West, Fort Worth. Interment: 2:30 p.m. in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Laurel Land Memorial Chapel.

            Pastor Darryl Alford graduated from Oscar Dean Wyatt in 1979 and then furthered his education by graduating from Southwestern Bible Institute in 1997.

            Darryl was preceded in death by his father, Boysie Alford Jr.; grandparents, Boysie Sr. and Carrie Alford, Wesley and Pinkie Hatcher.

            Survivors: Devoted wife, Mary Alford; mother, Myrtle Alford; three loving children, Samantha Alford, Tabitha Alford, Jarmall Alford (Gabriel); seven beautiful grandchildren; brother, Melvin Alford; special aunt, Thelma Alford; special nephew, Leotis Legan; special niece, Zyria Morris; and many more relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DAVELEEN CAROLYN “BIT” GERMAN ALFORD LEONARD

 

SAN JACINTO NEWS-TIMES

Shepherd, San Jacinto Co., TX—_____ December 2008

 

            Daveleen Carolyn “Bit” Leonard, age 50, of Shepherd, Texas, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2008. She was born November 18, 1958 in Houston, Texas.

            Memorial services were held 3:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Texas.

            She is preceded in death by her mother, Frances German Brock; brother, James Crosby.

            Survivors include her father, James W. German; sons, John Christian Alford, Jeremy Andrew Alford; sisters, Debbie Ward; niece and nephews, Sarah Ward, Steven Ward, and Matthew Moore with numerous other treasured family members and a host of faithful friends beyond measure.

 

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

 

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DAVID GASTON ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0503

 

Photo from 1937 East Texas State Teacher’s College yearbook, The Locust

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Wednesday, 22 May 2002

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2002

 

            Distinguished Flying Cross recipient and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Colonel David Gaston Alford (USAF Ret.) died on Monday, May 20, 2002 of complications related to his recent struggle with bone cancer at the Health Care Center at Air Force Village II, where he had resided for the past 13 years. He was born in Rising Star, TX on May 29, 1917, attending Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, TX where he earned a B.S. in education, and East Texas State College in Commerce, TX where he received an M.B.A. in accounting. He became an Army Corps Flying Cadet in 1939 and graduated from flying school as part of Class 40E at Kelly AFB in August 1940.

            Col. Alford began his military flying career as part of an Atlantic patrol to search for German vessels. Col. Alford is best known for his heroism while serving as Group Operations Officer for the 91st Bomb Group when his plane was shot down while leading a raid on Frankfurt, Germany in February, 1944. While under heavy flak attack, his B-17 bomber caught fire, and, after bailing out his crew, he discovered that his parachute was on the floor of the plane; however, he managed to safely land it in a cow pasture near Groenio, Holland. Thanks to the kindness of Dutch families whom he has never forgotten, and with the help of the Dutch Underground, he was hidden by patriots who risked their lives to hide and feed him for more than eight months. With their help he evaded the enemy, traveling, as he frequently recalled with much delight, as a deaf and dumb typewriter repairman and was picked up south of Liege, Belgium by the U.S. Army as they overran the area in battle in October 1944.

            On returning to the States, he was part of a B-17 training organization in Tampa, FL, which was followed by duty as an Air Force liaison officer to the Army at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. Col. Alford returned to action with the outbreak of the Korean War where he flew 35 missions in a B-29 bomber.

            One of Col. Alford’s fondest military memories was his 3-year tour in Greece as Base Commander with his family. It was in Greece where he became active in the Masonic Lodge, rising to a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner.

            Col. Alford’s final base command was at Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX where he retired from military service in December, 1965. For almost 14 more years, he worked in the public sector with the Wichita F alls city government and finally with the area planning commission. His final retirement brought adequate time to devote to his passion for golf and his fondness for traveling with his beloved wife, Dorothy.

            His last 13 years he lived at Air Force Village II in San Antonio, TX with his wife. Though his health took a turn for the worse just several weeks prior to his death, his memory was still sharp, said his family, and he could re count a story with remarkable detail. In spite of his illness, Col. Alford managed to keep his sense of humor as he smiled, laughed, and he recounted his stories.

            In addition to his wife of almost 30 years, Dorothy Jean Burkett Alford, Col. Alford is survived by his son, Michael Alford and his wife Bernadette of Framingham, MA; his daughter, Patricia Lanier and her husband Jerry of Shawnee, OK; three grandchildren, Chad Lanier and his wife Melissa, of Kaufman, TX, Lea Alford of Framingham, MA and Lori Lanier of Shawnee, OK; a great-grandson, Jacob Alford Lanier of Kaufman, TX and a stepdaughter, Dorothy Dee Phillips of Stuart, FL.

            A memorial service will be held at the High Flight Chapel in the facilities of Air Force Village II on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. to fittingly celebrate the life of Col. David Gaston Alford on this, the 85th anniversary of his birth. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Home for Children, 2222 Welborn, Dallas, TX 75219 or the Air Force Village II Health Care Center, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78245.

 

In another article:

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Thursday, 23 May 2002

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2002

ALFORD HID FROM NAZIS AFTER BOMBER WAS HIT –

ALSO SERVED IN KOREA

By Carmina Danini, Staff Writer

 

            Retired Air Force Col. David Gaston Alford, 84, who survived the harrowing crash of his plane in World War II and spent eight months in occupied Holland hiding from the Nazis, died Monday of bone cancer.

            Serving as group operations officer for the 91st Bomb Group, the 26-year-old Alford was on his 19th bombing mission when his B-17 bomber was struck by enemy fire over Germany’s Ruhr Valley.

            After the rest of the crew bailed out, Alford discovered his parachute had unsnapped and there was no time to replace it. He raced back to the cockpit and, though all the engines were on fire, managed to land the plane in a cow pasture inside Holland.

            The date was Feb. 4, 1944.

            For the next eight months, he hid in rural areas and in Amsterdam with the help of members of the Dutch underground. On the occasions when he was moved from one place to another, he escaped detection by impersonating a hearing- and speech-impaired typewriter repairman.

            “He was apprehensive most of the time because he did not speak Dutch and most of the people he met did not speak English, but they risked everything to help him,” said Alford’s wife, Dorothy Jean. “He was very lucky. He always said the only injury he suffered during the war was a broken fingernail.”

            The Belgian underground also helped Alford, and in October, he was picked up by U.S. Army troops near Liege, Belgium.

            Alford also served in the Korean War, flying 35 missions in a B-29 bomber.

            He later served as base commander in Greece and at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls before retiring from the military in 1965.

            Alford’s decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross.

            Born in Rising Star, in Eastland County, Alford earned a master’s in business administration from East Texas State College in Commerce and a bachelor’s in education from Daniel Baker College in Brownwood.

            He joined the Army Air Corps in 1939 and graduated with Class 40E from Kelly AFB in August 1940.

            Originally with the 92nd Bomb Group, he was later assigned to the 91st.

            Other survivors include his son, Michael Alford of Framingham, Mass.; a daughter, Patricia Lanier of Kaufman; stepdaughter Dorothy Dee Phillips of Stuart, Fla.; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

            Alford donated his body to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

            A memorial service will be held at the High Flight Chapel at Air Force Village II on May 29, on what would have been his 85th birthday.

 

In another article, from his memorial service program:

 

When his time came this old pilot followed the directions from the ground crew to the parking area, closed the throttles and cut the switches and exhaled and softly said, “It’s been a great flight.”

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

            Col. Alford was born in Rising Star, Eastland County, TX the son of Eula Mayfield Alford and Virgil Carl Alford. He attended Rising Star schools and Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, TX getting his B.S. in Education (1939), taught briefly in Baird, Callahan Co., TX before resigning to become an Army Air Corps Flying Cadet (December 1939), graduating in Class 40E at Kelly AFB, TX on August 31, 1940. While on ROTC duty at East Texas State College, Commerce, TX he received his MBA in accounting.

            The 21st Squadron was sent to Gander, Newfoundland in May of 1941 and opened up that Base for American traffic. In September of 1941, the Squadron was transferred to McDill AFB, FL, and became a part of the 29th Bomb Group. In the spring of 1942, several groups were formed out of the 29th. He joined the 92nd Bomb Group and after training in B-17Es, he went to England and the 8th AF in August of 1942. They were preceded only by the 91st and 97th Bomb Groups. After serving as a Squadron Commander in the 92nd, he joined the 91st Bomb Group as Group Operations Officer in May of 1943. He flew 19 missions with both the 91st and 92nd; was shot down on the 20th mission while leading a raid in Frankfort, Germany on February 4, 1944.

            On returning to the states, he was in a B-17 training organization in Tampa, FL, until the end of the war in Germany. After the war he had 3 years duty as Air Force Liaison Officer with the Army at Ft. Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX. With the outbreak of the Korean War, he returned to McDill and with his old SAC Bomb Group, the 307th, went to Okinawa to fly B-29s in Korea where he flew 35 missions.

            Among his many awards and decorations are the Distinguished Flying Cross, eight Air Medals (one Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters), Army and Air Force Commendation Medals, Service Medals for American, UN, and European-African Middle Eastern Campaigns. He retired from Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX, in December of 1965, having been offered a job with the City Government of that city. After 3 and one-half years with the City, he worked with the Area Planning Commission for another 11 years then retired a second time.

            Gaston and Dorothy moved to AFV II in August, 1989.

            He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Patricia Lanier, of Shawnee, OK; son, Michael Alford of Framingham, Mass; one step-daughter, Dorothy Dee Phillips, of Stuart, FL; three grandchildren, Michael Chad Lanier and Lori Lanier of Shawnee, OK, and Lea Alford, of Framingham, Mass; one great-grandson, Jacob Alford Lanier, of Shawnee, OK.

 

Photo from Eastland City Cemetery, Eastland, Eastland Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ken Jones

Photo posted 3 July 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David G. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 May 1917, last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Dorothy Jean Burkett Plyler Alford; son David Gaston Alford Jr.; sister Dortha Alford Watkins; and aunt Vera Elizabeth Bowden Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Patricia Miller Alford Lanier in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            His In Remembrance article includes many more photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Gaston 1917 TX1, Virgil Carl 1887 TX2, Jacob Lawhorn 1864 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DAVID GASTON ALFORD, JR.

Son of David Gaston Alford Sr., AAFA #0503

 

CISCO PRESS

Cisco, Eastland Co., TX—Sunday, 11 September 1960

 

David Gaston Alford II

 

DAVID ALFORD LOSES HIS LIFE IN ACCIDENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

 

            David Gatson Alford, 19, 1959 graduate of Cisco High School lost his life by electrocution Friday afternoon while working with a crew in assembling a grain storage tank at Thornton Feed Mill.

            He was the son of Col. and Mrs. D.G. Alford of Athens, Greece.

            Funeral services were awaiting the arrival of the youth’s family from Greece, where Col. Alford, an Air Force career officer, is commander of the 7206th Support Group. Contacted by telephone Friday night, the Alford’s said they would fly home immediately. It was understood that they would arrive by jet airliner in Dallas at 10:30 A.M. Sunday.

            Young Alford returned to Cisco on Aug. 27 after spending the summer with his parents in Greece. He went to work for Paul Schobe, a Gainesville contractor, who had been employed by the John Wilson Company of Gainesville to erect a 16,000 bushel grain storage tank at the mill here. Working with David were two of his friends, Johnny Carson and Roger (Skip) Parker. David was inside the metal tank operating an electric wrench to put nuts on bolts holding the tank sections together. Witnesses said he had his left arm against the steel and was pushing the wrench with his right hand. It was believed that a short in the electric wiring caused the 110-volt current to hit him. Johnny Carson saw David fall and ran to him. He received a shock when he touched David, so he pulled the electric cord loose. Artificial respiration was started immediately by Johnny. When a Wylie ambulance arrived, Parker kept up the respiration efforts en route to Graham Hospital. These efforts were continued at the hospital for some time before David was pronounced dead.

            David was born June 26, 1941, in Fort Worth. He had lived in Cisco during his senior year of high school, residing with his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Raby Miller. He attended Texas A&M college and North Texas State College last year, and planned to return to Denton this weekend to enroll for his second year. He was a pre-dental student.

            Col. and Mrs. Alford are well known here. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Alford, reside at Rising Star, and Mrs. Alford grew up in Cisco.

            David was popular among the young people. He was member of the First Christian Church here.

            Besides his parents and grandparents, David is survived by a brother, Mike, 13, and a sister, Patty, 9.

            The body was at Wylie Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery Cisco.

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco, Eastland Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from RC Karnes - arciek@juno.com – emailed 9/25/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, David Gaston Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Patricia Miller Alford Lanier in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            His FindAGrave.com memorial includes several additional newspaper articles.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Gaston 1941 TX1, David Gaston 1917 TX2, Virgil Carl 1887 TX3, Jacob Lawhorn 1864 TX4, Jesse Powell 1828 LA5, Needham Judge 1789 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DAVID LARRY HALFORD

 

Source unknown

Sherman, Grayson Co., TX—Thursday, 28 June 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Larry Halford died on Tuesday, June 26, 2001. A memorial service was held on Friday, June 29, 2001. Arrangements were under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

            David Larry Halford was born on October 9, 1937, in Abernathy, Texas, to A.L. and Lois Halford. He was raised and educated in Lubbock, Texas, graduating from Lubbock High School and attending Texas Tech University. Larry worked for Texas Instruments for 28 years and then was a maintenance manager at Solitaire Homes in Big Spring, Texas, from 1997 to 2001.

            His parents preceded Larry in death. His wife, Paula Katheryn Halford of Midland, his son, George Halford and his wife, Grugon of Stuttgart, Germany, his daughter, Deborah Denton and her husband, Kevin, of Kansas City, Missouri, and his brother, Dale Halford of Phoenix, Arizona, survive him.

 

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DAVID LEN ALFORD

 

Photo from White’s Funeral Home

 

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT

Weatherford, Parker Co., TX—Thursday, 9 August 2007

 

            David Alford, 46, a loving father and grandfather, of Springtown passed away Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, in Azle [Parker Co.], Texas.

            Born Dec. 9, 1960, in Sacramento, Calif., son of James E. and Dorothy M. Harris Alford, David was reared in Parker County. He was a team roper, loved reading, movies and was a pro at the game of “Jeopardy.” Currently, David served as president of the Reno Citizens for Better Government. Known as a family man, David loved his family very much and will be remembered not only for his caring and loving nature but his high work ethic.

            He was preceded in death by his father, James Alford in 2002.

            David is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Walker and husband, Jeremiah, of Trinity; sons, David Tyler Alford and James Daniel Alford, both of Weatherford; granddaughters, Alexandria Walker, Angel Walker; mother, Dorothy Henderson and husband, Reginal, of Weatherford; sisters, Linda Eadie and Sandie Morgan and husband, Jerry, of Aledo; nephews, Jerrod Morgan, Trevor Morgan, Dalton Eadie; and a host of loving family and friends.

            Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at White’s Chapel of Memories in Weatherford. Burial will follow in the Annetta Cemetery. The family will receive guests 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, TX 76086

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, James Edmond “Shorty” Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Len 1960 CA1, James Edmond 1933 TX2, Francis Edmond 1900 TX3, Clarence Moss 1866 TN4, Edmond Lafayette 1830 TN5, Wiley 1783 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DAVID RAY ALFORD

Son of Delmar Ray Alford, AAFA #0801

 

Photo from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home

 

THE FACTS

Clute, Brazoria Co., TX—Wednesday, 3 January 2007

 

            David Alford, 55, of Bay City [Matagorda Co.] passed away Monday, January 1, 2007, at his home. He was born December 25, 1951, in Floresville [Wilson Co.], TX, to Delmar Ray and Mary Helen Lockhart Alford. David was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved God and his church; he was a lifetime member of the Sweeny Church of Christ. His passion for life, family and friends, hunting and fishing were neverending. He worked alongside his family as a rancher and cowhand by trade.

            He is survived by wife, Jan Alford of Sweeny; mother, Mary Helen Alford of Sweeny; daughter, Kay Lynn Alford of Van Vleck; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ty Wesley and Sammi Alford of Van Vleck and David Lang and Karen Alford of San Angelo; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jimmy Indest of Pearland, Susan and Glenn Salyer of Sweeny, and Sally and Robert Lynch of Sweeny; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Susie Alford of Sweeny; and three grandchildren, Chasidi Jackson, Colyn Alford and Claire Alford, all of Van Vleck. He was preceded in death by his father, Delmar Ray Alford, and by his sister, Dawn Alford.

            The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home in Bay City.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2007, at the Church of Christ in Sweeny.... Interment will follow at the Sweeny Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Ralph Cole, James Lee Finley, David Thompson, Dickie Thompson, Scott Barber and Tim Jackson. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Roberts....

 

Photos from Sweeny Cemetery, Sweeny, Brazoria Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Baylor

Note from photographer: “The green clover is where David is buried, to the left of his father where the headstone is. There is no actual marker on David’s grave.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David Ray Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Sweeny, Brazoria Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his father, Delmar Ray Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: David Ray 1951 TX1, Delmar Ray 1924 TX2, James Isaac 1887 TX3, John Posey 1854 TX4, Hatch 1815 NC5, Isaac 1782 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DAVIE L. ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—14 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Mrs. Davie Alford departed this life March 12, 2003. She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 51 yrs. Mr. Milton Alford; 1 son Milton V. Alford (Janet); 1 daughter Rhonita Scott; 2 granddaughters; 1 grandson-in-law; 3 sisters-in-law, and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Wake Fri. March 14, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral Sat. March 15, 2003, 11 am. Both services will be held at Greater Mt. Moriah B.C. 1205 Clinton Park Dr. Interment Houston Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Davie L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 11 Dec 1931 and died 11 March 2003 [different than obituary], last residence Galena Park, Harris Co., TX.

 

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DEBORAH ALVORD STRUB

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, AZ—14 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Deborah Alvord Strub passed away February 4, 2002 in Dallas, Texas. Services were held in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel located at 4225 N. 56th Street in Scottsdale on Saturday, February 16. Interment followed at Paradise Memorial Gardens in Scottsdale.

            Surviving are her husband Peter, sons Alexander (currently serving a mission in Salt Lake City) and Sebastian, her mother, Barbara Alvord, and siblings, Craig, Wendy, Warren, Breck, and Vicki.

            Deborah graduated with a double master’s from ASU in music and voice. She was a classically trained musician having studied voice four years postgraduate in London, England, where she met her husband. She magnified her talents as a voice instructor in the community through Highland Park High School in Texas and as organist and choir director in church over many years.

 

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DEBORAH ANN ALFORD

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 19 June 2001

 

            Deborah Ann Alford, 44, of Baytown, born, November 7, 1956, passed away, Thursday, June 14, 2001.

            She was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Shannon Woodward.

            She is survived by her children and spouses, Brandi Rexford and husband Daniel Rexford Dale Woodward and wife Hiedi all of Laurens S.C.; Tiffany Alford of Cross Hill, S.C.; Travis Alford of Baytown; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Woodward of Baytown; sisters and spouses, Carla and Raymond Chandler, Beverly and Jimmy Squyres, brother and spouse, Brodie and Tiffany Woodward, grandchildren, Heather, Ryan, Bryson Rexford and Ashley and Rebecca Woodard, nieces, nephews and friends.

            A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Wooster Baptist Church, 7007 Bayway, Baytown.

 

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DEBORAH KAY “PINKY” ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 4 February 2011

 

            Deborah Kay “Pinky” Alford was born August 21, 1950 in Kirbyville, Texas and unexpectedly departed from this life in her sleep on January 29, 2011 in Kingwood, Texas.

            Deborah was the daughter of Hilma Ruth and V.E. (Punch) Alford of Kirbyville. She graduated from Kirbyville High School in 1968 and attended Lamar University, earning her Bachelors and Masters Degree in mathematics. Deborah chose to teach high school mathematics and began her teaching career at Newton High School, Newton, Texas. After 5 years in Newton, she moved to Humble, Texas in 1977 and taught for 20 plus years at Humble High School. She spent the last years before retirement in the Fort Bend School District. After retirement she worked at New Caney High School, Houston Community College and currently taught classes at Lonestar College, Kingwood. Deborah’s passion as a public school teacher was the development of her student’s potential through service in Student Council. Her students won numerous local, state and national awards while under her leadership. In addition, Deborah was the recipient of many coveted awards reserved for outstanding Student Council directors.

            Deborah was preceded in death by her parents.

            She is survived by numerous cousins, friends, colleagues, and her beloved dog “Buddy”.

            Visitation is scheduled for Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11 am - 1 pm. Funeral services will follow at 1 pm, Adams E. E. Stringer Funeral Home, Kirbyville, Texas. Pallbearers will be Class of 1968 classmates Dean Davis, Larry Grissom, Lanny Marshall and Bobby Wilson and former students of Newton High School, Paul Goodwin and Dr. Todd Cochran.

            In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Student Council of your choice or The Humane Society.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Vessie Edward “Punch” Alford and Hilma Ruth West Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Deborah Kay 1950 TX1, Vessie Edward 1910 TX2, Jessie Claude 1876 LA3, Wilkins Smith 1850 AL4, Almon B. 1810 GA5, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

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DELIA FAY ALFORD BENNETT

 

Photo from Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

 

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS

Galveston, Galveston Co., TX—Thursday, 8 April 2010

 

 

GALVESTON—Delia Fay Alford Bennett, member of the Greatest Generation, met her Savior face to face April 5, 2010, while at her home in Galveston. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 9, 2010, at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, in Galveston, Dr. Ray Meador and Dr. Grayson Glass officiating. Visitation will be held 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the funeral home.

            After her birth in Coldwater, Kansas Fay moved with her family to Portales, New Mexico due to the depression. She accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age. Her senior year of High School she was homecoming queen and after graduation started working as a secretary for a dairy in Portales. She met the love of her life, Vernon Eugene Bennett at a party but had to wait four years to marry due to World War II. On June 4, 1945, she married Lt. Col. Bennett and they settled in Galveston where Vernon was employed with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers while Fay was employed with American National. On December 23, 1945, they joined First Baptist Church, Galveston and remained members except for a short stint worshipping with the precious members of West End Baptist. On Groundhog’s Day her son, Daniel Vernon was born who became an Emergency Room Physician and preceded her in death. Two days before Thanksgiving her daughter, Janice Kay was born. She and her husband Dennis Fassetta live in Austin where she works as a Lactation Consultant.

            Fay loved and blessed her grandchildren, Daniel Adam Bennett and wife Tenele of Garden Grove, California, Lane Bethany Jacobsen and husband Alex, Bennett James Fassetta, John Dennis Fassetta, and Luke Job Jameson Fassetta, all of Austin.

            Through the years she enjoyed being a member of the Texas A&M Mother’s Club and volunteering at First Baptist where working with the families of Friendship, International being one of her favorite activities. Friendship is an organization of men and women who work with people from other countries who would like to learn English and how to live in a different culture. She loved helping these women and sharing Christ. She also loved sharing Christ with everyone she met and never left home without the booklet “Would you believe?” in her purse. A special thanks to her church family at First Baptist. Fay loved you more than words can express.

            Pallbearers are Dennis Fassetta, Ben Fassetta, John Fassetta, Luke Fassetta, and members of the Deacon Board of First Baptist Church.

            Memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church, 822 Tremont Street, Galveston, Texas, 77550.

            Friends may sign the register book and send condolences to the family at www.CarnesBrothers.com/contactus. Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

 

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DELMAR RAY ALFORD

AAFA #0801

Brother of James Posey Alford, AAFA #0021

 

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Delmar Ray Alford and his wife Mary Helen Lockhart Alford

Photo from AAFA records

 

THE FACTS

Clulte, Brazoria Co., TX—Friday, 18 August 2006

 

            Longtime Brazoria County resident, rancher, developer, Realtor and insurance agent D. Ray Alford passed away on Wednesday [August 16] night at his home in Sweeny after a courageous battle with cancer.

            To any stranger, D. Ray always offered a strong handshake, introducing himself as a WWII veteran and Aggie Class of ‘45. D. Ray fiercely loved his God, his family, his country and his work as an elder at the Church of Christ in Sweeny.

            Born in Gonzales County in 1924, D. Ray served as County Extension Agent, a board member of the Sweeny Community Hospital, the Lion’s Club, the American Legion and the Sweeny Chamber of Commerce.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, J.I. and Mary Gilmore Alford of Waelder; and infant daughter, Dawn Alford.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Lockhart Alford; his brother, James Posey Alford [AAFA #0021] and wife, Mary Elliott Alford of Gonzales.

            Children surviving are Judy Indest and her husband, Jim, of Pearland, David Alford and his wife, Jan, of Cedar Lane, Susan Salyer and her husband, Glenn, of Sweeny, Sally Lynch and her husband, Robert, of Sweeny and Jim Alford and his wife, Susie, of Sweeny.

            Nine grandchildren surviving are Ty Alford, Lang Alford, Kay Lynn Alford, Chad Salyer, Emily Salyer Zimmerman, Amy Lynch, Michael Lynch, Everett Alford and Adie Alford. Three great-grandchildren surviving are Chasidi, Colin and Claire Alford; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family....

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Sweeny at Fifth and Elm streets.... Burial will be in Sweeny.

            Pallbearers will be Ty Alford, Lang Alford, Chad Salyer, Michael Lynch, Ryan Zimmerman, Jim Indest and Everett Alford.

            Arrangements by Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Dr., West Columbia, TX. (979) 345-3232....

 

 

Photos from Sweeny Cemetery, Sweeny, Brazoria Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Reeves

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delmar R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Feb 1924, but that he died 17 Aug 2006, last residence Sweeny, Brazoria Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his son David Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Delmar Ray 1924 TX1, James Isaac 1887 TX2, John Posey 1854 TX3, Hatch 1815 NC5, Isaac 1782 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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DENDRA LEE ROUTH ALFORD

 

DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE

Denton, Denton Co., TX—Sunday, 14 May 2006

 

            Dendra Lee Alford, 50, of Denton died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at her residence.

            She was born Dec. 9, 1955, to Duane C. and Ida Garaline May Routh in Mena, Ark. She retired from the University of North Texas as a research librarian.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, in the chapel of Denton Funeral Home, 120 S. Carroll Blvd., in Denton.

            She is survived by her mother, Garaline May of Lake Worth, Fla.; one daughter, Lela DeAnne Alford of Arlington; one brother, Duane Christopher Routh of Florence, Miss.; and two sisters, Dana Sommers of Towanda, Kan., and Ann Romann of Lake Worth, Fla.

 

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DENISE LOWREY ALFORD

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Thursday, 12 June 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Services for Denise Alford, 44, of Lubbock will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Lubbockview Christian Church....

            Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park under direction of Rix Funeral Directors.

            She died Wednesday, June 11, 1997, in University Medical Center.

            She was born March 8, 1953, in Dallas. She graduated from Hart High School as valedictorian. She moved to Lubbock in 1971, and she graduated from Texas Tech University. She was a member of Lubbockview Christian Church and the Microbiology Society of America.

            She was a microbiologist and medical technologist for the Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic in Lubbock. She married Charles Alford on May 11, 1974, in Lubbock.

            Survivors include her husband; a son, Leslie of Lubbock; a daughter, Maisie Alford of Lubbock; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Lowrey Jr. of Lubbock; a brother, Robert H. Lowrey III of Tulia; and a sister, Leesa Price of Lubbock....

 

In another article, August 8 issue of the same newspaper, under Court Records:

            “In the estate of the late Leslie Denise Alford, application for probate of will and issuance of letters testamentary by Charles Lynn Alford.”

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DENNIS GENE “D.A.” ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Saturday, 3 January 2004

 

 

            Dennis “D.A.” Gene Alford, 51, from Spelendora, Tx, passed away on January 1, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his father, James Alford, he is survived by his son, Blake Alford; daughter, Brittany Alford; grandson, Tyler Alford; mother, Mary Katherine Whitney; brother, Mike Alford; sister, Kathy Alford; nieces, Amy Cote and Beth Beale and their husbands, Stephen Cote and Brice Beale; and special friends Lisa and Buddy Brewer, as well as many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

            Dennis enjoyed life with his family and many friends, especially their times at Lake Livingston. Visitation will be Friday, January 2, 2004 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Rosewood Funeral Home, Porter, Texas. Services will be held at Rosewood Funeral Home on Saturday, January 3, 2004 at 12:00 p.m….

 

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DENNIS LEE ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Monday, 19 September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

            Dennis Lee Alford, 48, of Fannett died Saturday at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial at China Cemetery….

            A native of Los Angeles, he lived in Fannett most of his life. He was a retired electrician.

            Survivors include his father, E.M. Alford of Los Angeles; mother, Mary Olive Alford of Beaumont; sister, Marie Clay of Sherman; and stepson, Glenn Allen Loftis of Vidor.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Mary Olive Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DENNY SHERMER ALFORD

Son of Omer Shermer Alford, AAFA #0086

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 14 February 2010

 

 

            Denny Shermer Alford left this world at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. He died at M.D. Anderson hospital after fighting cancer for the past two years. “Sherm”, as all his many friends called him, fought this disease with the same stubborn conviction that made him a success in all that he did. Sherm, a.k.a. “Worm” or “the Worm” died surrounded by his family.

            The most important thing that must be remembered about Sherm is that there was only one of him. God broke the mold when he made Sherm on January 16, 1935 in Covington, Georgia. Those who knew Sherm would agree he was a character. Sherm called things like he saw them and he was not ashamed to give his opinion on just about anything.

            His parents were mother Omer and father Inzer Alford. Sherm absolutely adored his parents and called his mother once a day until she died at the age of 103. Sherm also loved his only brother John Alford who preceded him in death. Sherm will be remembered as having a huge heart and making friends wherever he went.

            Sherm Alford was Mr. Newton County High, class of 1953, in Covington, Georgia. While in high school, he was active in many sports with football being his favorite. A serious ankle injury prevented him from playing in college. He was an Eagle Scout as a youth.

            Sherm met the love of his life, Sally Harris Alford, at a fraternity party at his beloved alma mater Georgia Tech Class of ‘57. Sherm and Sally were married for over 52 years. God only knows how much they loved each other, but this was an enduring love that lasted their whole marriage. This couple was extremely close. Whenever you saw Sherm, you saw Sally.

            As Sherm worked his way up in the commercial lighting business, he lived in many different cities. He spent the majority of his life living in Houston, Texas.

            Sherm had many interests after he retired from the lighting company that he co-owned with his dear friend Wally Hines. Sherm was an extremely strong Christian who served as an elder for the First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood, Texas, where he and Sally lived for seventeen years. Sherm and Sally loved to travel, and they saw most of the world while on trips with Georgia Tech Alumni. In fact, Sherm and Sally had just gotten back from a cruise in the Caribbean ten days before his death. Sherm and Sally were happy just to be together, whether it was on a trip to Monaco, Missouri, or to the movies.

            Sherm absolutely loved watching sports. He was an incredible football fan whose favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and any team his grandchildren played on.

            Since Sherm retired, he loved getting on the computer and contacting the many friends he made over the years. Sherm loved his TiVo and he also loved his dog MAX. Sherm sent many messages in the last year that surprisingly ended with “Father of MAX”. Many people were confused about who MAX was. Did he and Sally adopt another child? No, it was a fifteen pound fluffy mess of a dog that Sherm absolutely adored.

            In addition to his soul mate Sally, Sherm left two children and nine grandchildren behind. His children are Sue Loncar who is married to Brian Loncar, and Bill Alford who is married to Julie Alford. God knows how much Sherm loved his children and grandchildren with that huge heart he had. Sherm never missed a game of any of his grandkids if he was in town. His daughter Sue Loncar of Dallas has six children: David Long (25), Sally Long (22), Patrick Long (20), Hailey Loncar (16), Abby Loncar (13), Grace Loncar (9). Sherm’s son Bill Alford of Houston has three boys: Will Alford (14), John Alford (12), and Grant Alford (6).

            Sherm’s service will be held at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church located at 3471 Westheimer at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 15th. The reception will also be at St. Luke’s immediately following the service. The internment of Sherm Alford will be, as he wished, at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Sherm will be buried next to his mother and father.

            The honorary pall bearers at the service at St. Luke’s will be Dan Badwey, Bob Binns, Mike Carpenter, John Gabrisch, Bill Hines, Wally Hines, Al Hudson, Arlis James, Pat Mann, Eddie Thomae, and Richard Timme.

            One of Sherm’s favorite sayings was, “You gotta hit to win”. Sherm hit that ball hard his whole life. For the passion Sherm put into his life everyday he was truly a winner. Sherm will be missed by his family and friends forever.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Denny Shermer Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Omer Shermer Alford in Georgia Obituaries; and brother John Inzer Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: Denny Shermer 1935 GA1, John Inzer 1899 GA2, James Alvin 1852 GA3, Joseph about 1822 NC4, Lodwick 1802 NC5, Drewry Cade 1767 NC6.

 

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DESSIE V. ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—11 April 2000

 

FORT WORTH—Dessie V. Alford, 93, a retired homemaker and musician, died April 5, 2000, at a local nursing center.

            Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday at First Samaria Baptist Church. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rev’s Funeral Parlor.

            Dessie V. Alford was born on Jan. 25, 1907, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was a member of Prince Memorial Baptist Church and was a longtime musician at St. Luke Baptist Church with J.C. Carter.

            Survivors: Son, Carl T. Clark; stepgrandson, Phillip James Clark; sister, Florine Burries; and extended family, Bennie Burries.

 

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DEWEY DEAN ALFORD

 

[An identical obituary was published in the Odessa American on 29 January 2012.]

 

Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—_____ January 2012

 

            Dewey Alford, 83, of Gardendale passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at his residence. He was born September 10, 1928 in Coleman [Coleman Co.], TX to Otis & Lena Bell (Estep) Alford. He was a retired building contractor.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Wanda J. (Singletary) Alford.

            He is survived by his daughter, Angela Munoz & husband Mario of Gardendale, step sons, Kent Crabtree & wife Linda of Odessa, Jim Hyde & wife Deene of Springdale, Arkansas, Shawn Crabtree of Odessa, step daughter, Sharon Bass of Lubbock, half-brother, Bentley Holly [sic: Hawley] of Odessa, (5) grandchildren, Chloe Dow, William Dow, Samuel Woodward, Dezy Keith & Audry Mendiez, & (6) great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be held 2 pm Monday, January 30, 2012 at Ector County Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Braswell officiating.

            Memorials may be made to Home Hospice or American Heart Association. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Wanda Jean Singletary Briggs Crabtree Alford; and his mother, Lena Bell Etsep Alford Hawley, in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Birth Certificates: His birth certificate lists his parents: Otis D. Alford and Lena Bell Alford.

 

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DEWITT C. ALFORD

 

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

Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—11 October 1929

 

            Mr. D.C. Alford, age 72, one of Burleson County’s prominent citizens and native of the county died Friday at his home. He was buried at the Masonic Cemetery.

            He was born January 26, 1858, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Alford, natives of Mississippi [sic: Georgia]. He was a Methodist.

            Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Mamie Alford and two daughtes, also two sisters.

FAG photo requested 10/11/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Frances Elizabeth “Lizzie” Lee Alford; and brother Halcut Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dewitt C. 1858 TX1, Richard Erwin 1818 GA2, Halcut 1789 GA3, Julius 1750 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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DIANE COLEMAN ALFORD

 

L’OBSERVATEUR

LaPlace, LA—Saturday, 12 December 2009

 

            Diane Coleman Alford, resident of Houston for 40 years left this life on Sunday, Nov. 29 2009, at her home.

            Daughter of the late Doyle and Williemenia Coleman. Wife of the late Tommie Alford Sr. Mother of Tomeka Marie Coleman, Tommie Alford Jr. and Gina Renee Harris. Grandmother of Kameisha Rena Coleman, MyKenzie Ayania Coleman, Tomya Latrice Coleman, Tomanesha Coleman, Tommie Coleman Jr. III, Regile Damien Harris, Dajour Treyquan Harris, Taj Amarian Harris, Tajae Amari Harris. Sister of Doyle Coleman Jr., Samson, Clayton (Butch), Chester Coleman, Gail C. Hayes, Ruth A. Fisher and Ruby A. Johnson. Also survived by a host of sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            A native of Reserve [St. John Baptist Parish, LA]. Age 61 years.

            Relatives and friends of the family and the Fifth Ward Class of 1960, the employees of Ocshner Hospital, River Parishes Hospital, Bollinger Shipyard, Randa, Matherne’s, Wal-Mart and Casa are invited to attend the funeral services on today at noon at New Pilgrim B.C. in Reserve. Interment at Zion Travelers Cemetery. Visitation of the body from 10 a.m. until service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Diane Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 March 1948, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

 

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DIXIE LOU ALFORD CLEVELAND

 

LEXINGTON LEADER

Lexington, Lee Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 March 2005

 

            Funeral services for Dixie Alford Cleveland were held Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Forest Grove Christian Church.... Burial was conducted in the Forest Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were James McKee, Ray Harris, Clay Bibb, Charles Alford, Howard Drummond, James Roy Young, Lee Young, Ray Daniel, James Bratton and Daryl Lee Young.

            Dixie passed away in Decatur [Wise Co.], Texas on Saturday, February 26, 2005. She was born July 17, 1933 in Forest Grove to Emory James and Annie (Matthews) Alford. Dixie worked for SBC in Fort Worth before moving to Rockdale. She served as the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce Secretary and worked as a guard at Texas Utilities for 20 years until her retirement in 1994.

            Dixie was a member of the Forest Grove Christian Church and of the Rockdale VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She, as well as her brothers and sisters, were graduates of Rockdale High School. Dixie is fondly remembered for always having a smile and for knowing no strangers.

            Preceding Dixie in death are: parents Emory and Annie Alford; sister Lucille Young; and brothers, Emory O., Billy and Jack Alford.

            Survivors include: son Robert and Jannett Cleveland of Paradise; grandson Travis Emory Cleveland of Dallas; granddaughter Rose Cleveland of Stephenville; and sisters, Mary Harris, Annie Mae McKee and Carrie Guthrie, all of Fort Worth.

 

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ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 3 March 2005

 

            Services for Dixie Alford Cleveland, 71, of Decatur, were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at Forest Grove Christian Church with Rev. Jim Platt officiating. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery.

            Ms. Cleveland died Saturday, Feb. 26, in Decatur.

            She was born July 17, 1933, in Forest Grove to Emory James and Annie (Matthews) Alford.

            Ms. Cleveland lived most of her life in the Forest Grove community and Rockdale, but also lived eight years in Fort Worth and the last two years in Decatur.

            She worked for SBC in Fort Worth, was a Chamber of Commerce secretary in Rockdale and worked 20 years as a guard at Texas Utilities in Rockdale until she retired in 1994.

            Ms. Cleveland was a graduate of Rockdale High School and a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and the Rockdale VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

            She always had a smile and knew no strangers.

            Ms. Cleveland was preceded in death by her parents, Emory James Alford and Annie Alford; a sister, Lucille Young; and three brothers, Emory O. Alford, Billy Alford and Jack Alford.

            Survivors are a son, Robert Cleveland and wife Jannett of Paradise; a grandson, Travis Emery Cleveland of Dallas; a granddaughter, Rose Cleveland of Stephenville; and three sisters, Mary Harris, Annie Mae McKee and Carrie Guthrie, all of Fort Worth.

            Pallbearers were James McKee, Ray Harris, Clay Bibb, Charles Alford, Howard Drummond, James Roy Young, Lee Young, Ray Daniel, James Bratton and Daryl Lee Young....

 

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Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Annie Mae Matthews Alford; siblings Annie Mae Alford McKee, Clarence Uriah “Jack” Alford, Emery Oliver Alford, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” Alford, Ida Lucille Alford Young, and Mary Lee Alford Harris; and grandparents Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Dixie Lou 1933 TX1, Emery James 1899 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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DON R. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—10 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Alford, Don R., 61, of Dallas, passed away April 8th after a short courageous battle with cancer. Retired in 1991 from Club Corp. of America.

            Survived by wife, Anna Alford; mother & step-father, Ethel & Lewis Hudson; step-mother, Buena Alford; brother & sister-in-law, Dale & Sue Alford; sons & daughters-in-law, Scott & Rita Alford, and Doug & Gabriele Alford; daughters & son-in-law, Lana & Steve Jansen, Jana & Randy Bailey, and Teresa & Ressell Kulwicki; grandchildren, Ashley, Stephanie, Janet, Brad, Jana, Cody, Jordan, Jamie, Taylor, Mollie, Vanessa and Tamara.

            Services 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 11, 1998, Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel.... Interment Restland Memorial Park.... Family request Memorials be made to: The American Cancer Society....

            Family will receive friends... at Eastgate Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Don R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Oct 1936, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his father, Ted E. Alford, and stepmother, Buena S. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DON RICHARD “RICK” HALLFORD

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—Wednesday, 24 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

BALLINGER—Rick Hallford, 50, died Monday, Feb 22, 1999, in a local hospital. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Talpa Cemetery in Talpa.

            He was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Levelland. He was a retired irrigation salesman and a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Linda Hallford of Ballinger; a daughter, Zee Hallford of Uvalde; a son, Shon Hallford of Midlothian; and a brother, Baker Hallford, and a sister, Sherry Palmer, both of Midland.

 

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Source unknown

TX—_____ February 1999

 

            Rick Hallford, 50, passed away February 22, 1999 at Ballinger Memorial Hospital.

            He was born October 12, 1948 in Levelland.

            He married his wife, Linda, on June 28, 1969 in Talpa. He was a retired irrigation salesman and a member of the First Baptist Church.

 

            Survivors include his wife, Linda; his daughter, Zee Hallford of Uvalde; his son and daughter-in-law, Shon and Jennifer Hallford of Midlothian; a brother, Baker Hallford of Midland and a sister, Sherry Palmer of Midland.

            Service were held Thursday, February 25, in the Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ferris Akins officiating. Burial followed in the Talpa Cemetery under the direction of Rains-Seale Funeral Home.

            Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association,the National Kidney Foundation of Texas or a favorite charity.

 

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Photos from Talpa Cemetery, Talpa, Coleman Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Don R. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Ballinger, Runnels Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Shirley Baker Hallford, in this compilation.

 

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DONALD EDWARD ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 13 June 2000

 

            Donald Edward Alford, 61, of Texas City, Texas passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2000 at U.T.M.B. in Galveston, Texas.

            Mr. Alford was born January 23, 1939 in Houston, Texas and worked as a steel worker with Meiken Company. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Texas City.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas. Private interment will follow services at Forest Park Lawndale in Houston....

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his father, Edward E. Alford; step-father, Elton E. Massey and brother, Jon Mark Alford. Survivors include his mother, Lona J. Massey; daughter, Carolyn Marie Alford; two sons, Donald Wayne & Rudy Alford; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Crowder Funeral Home Dickinson, Texas 281-337-1515.

 

Photo from Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gale Green Brister

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William B. Alford & Sarah Ann Snowden. See also AAFA ACTION #55, Winter 2002, Peachman Alford, Part 2, by Lucille Clepper Mehrkam, AAFA #0032.

            His lineage: Donald Edward 1939 TX1, Edward Emmett 1916 TX2, George Emmett 1889 TX3, John Peachman 1841 AL4, William B. 1808 SC5.

 

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DONALD FRANKLIN ALFORD

Cousin of Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ April 1987

 

            Services for Donald F. (Don) Alford, 46, were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Full Gospel Church in Gause with burial in the Gause Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford died Friday [April 10] in the Olin E. Teague VA Hospital in Temple [Bell Co.] after a long illness.

            Mr. Alford recently moved to Gause from Marlin, where he lived for 10 years. He was born Aug. 1, 1940, in Rockdale to Oliver Franklin Alford and Ada Valarie (Newcomb) Willard.

            He was a ranch foreman and was involved in ranching all of his life.

            He was married to Tammie Sandell on March 7, 1981, in Marlin.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a brother, William Oliver Alford, on March 28, 1982.

            Survivors include his wife, Tammie Alford of Gause; a son, Robert Franklin Alford of Marlin; two stepsons, Dannie Lankford and Joe Lankford, both of Gause; a daughter, Sandra McIntosh of Marlin; his father and his wife, Oliver Frank and Connie Daulin Alford of Marlin; his mother and her husband, Valarie and Oscar Willard of Gause; his grandmother, Pearl Tuma of Hearne; five brothers, Thomas Alford of Livingston, Jim Alford of Prairie Hill, John Alford and David Alford, both of Milano, and Mike Alford of Hempstead; three sisters, Jan Willard of Gause, Judy Nicar of Little River Academy and Sharon Barnett of Hearne; 22 nieces and nephews and two great-nieces.

            Mr. Alford was a ranch foreman in Oregon and Alabama for 11 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from November 1959 until November 1963.

            Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Gause Cemetery, Gause, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ April 1987) dates Donald Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Chilton, Falls Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Oliver Franklin Alford and Ada Valerie Newcomb Alford Willard (their obituaries provided Donald’s middle name); his brothers Johnny Paul Alford and William Oliver Alford; and his grandparents Thomas Ewin Alford and Carolina Rose Alford in this compilation.

            TX Births: He is not listed, but his son, Robert Franklin Alford (born 1964), is listed with his father and mother, Mary Louise Rysdam, Donald’s first wife.

            TX Divorces: Donald F. Alford, age 40, and Mary L. Alford, age 37, divorced on 15 Dec 1980 in Falls Co., TX, with two children indicated.

            TX Marriages: Donald F. Alford and Tammie E. Sandell married on 7 March 1981 in Falls Co., TX.

            TX Deaths: Donald Alford died on 10 April 1987 in Bell Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Donald Franklin 1940 TX1, Oliver Franklin 1912 TX2, Thomas Ewin 1887 TX3, Hurst Justice 1852 AL4, John Redden 1820 SC5.

 

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DONALD JOE ALFORD

 

WHITE OAK INDEPENDENT

White Oak, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 11 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

AVINGER [Cass Co.]—Funeral services for Donald Joe ‘Don’ Alford Sr. of Avinger were held Tuesday, March 9 at the First Baptist Church of Avinger.... Burial was in Avinger Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home. Mr. Alford died Saturday, March 6, 1999 at his residence. He was 68. Born March 4, 1931 in Avinger, he was the only child of Ola Staggers Alford and Joseph Kemp Alford, both of whom preceded him in death.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Avinger High School in 1949. He attended Arlington State College and then graduated from East Texas State College in 1953. Alter college. Mr. Alford entered the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Alaska as a craft controller. He was discharged in December 1955 from Sumter, S.C., with the rank of first lieutenant. He attained the rank of captain before retiring his commission in 1965.

            Mr. Alford married Shirlee Cox (Alford) in Commerce on March 28, 1954. The Alfords moved to Longview in 1956 where Mr. Alford was an insurance agent from 1956 until his retirement in 1994. The couple moved to Avinger in 1986 to live in the house where he grew up. During the years in Longview, Mr. Alford was active in The First Baptist Church and the Elks Club, where he was Exalted Ruler and held several other offices. He was a Little League Baseball coach and president of the Longview High School Football Boosters 1976-1977. Mr. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church of Avinger.

            Survivors include his wife, Shirlee Alford of Avinger and their three children; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Joe and wife, Cindy; Jim and wife, Tracy, all of Longview; one daughter and son-in-law, Lee Ann and husband, Kevin Stephens of White Oak; five grandchildren, Jim and Jonathan Alford, Chris and Brittni Alford, and Lauren Stephens.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of Donald’s father, Joseph Kemp Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DONALD LEVI ALFORD

Uncle of Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

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Don Alford in 1946 - photo from his nephew Max Ray Alford

 

Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—9 April 2004

 

            Alford, Donald L. went home to be with his Lord on April 7, 2004. He was born June 3, 1926 at Pickton, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Will Alford.

            He is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Zenobia (Nobie) Alford.

            He is survived by two sisters, Minnie Lee Coats of Terrell, Texas and Jessie Pearl Corwin of Pensacola, FL; brothers-in-law, Dale Fields and wife Louise of Talihina, OK; Glen Fields and wife, Barbara of Idabel, OK; James Fields and wife, Janey of Farmers Branch, TX; two sisters-in-law, Neva Cockerham and husband, Thomas Cockerham of Millerton, OK; Sharon McKeever and husband, Shorty McKeever of Valliant, OK; numerous nieces and nephews and double cousins.

            He was employed for Varel Mfg for 20 years and Forney Engineering for 22 years. He served in the military service twice, World War II and Korean War in the naval branch. He has been a member of Maple Lawn/Marsh Lane Baptist Church for 45 years. He was a deacon for several years and taught a Sunday school class of junior boys. He was an active member of the Caleb Sunday School Class.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 10, 2004 at Marsh Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, TX, corner of Royal and Marsh Lane.... Interment Restland Memorial Park. Family to receive friends from 6-8 PM Friday, April 9, 2004 at Restland Funeral Home....

 

Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jimmy Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Don Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Zenobia Jane Fields Alford; and his brother Ray Lewis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Jessie Pearl Alford Roach Corwin in Florida Obituaries.

 

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DONALD RAY ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Sunday, 14 February 2010

 

 

HALLSVILLE [Harrison Co.], TX—Donald Ray Alford went home to be with Jesus on February 11, 2010 after a brave battle with MDS and heart disease. He was born February 02, 1938 in Magnolia, MS and grew up in New Orleans. He graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and moved to Shreveport Bossier area to work. He was a born again Christian and was a member of First Baptist Church Hallsville, Texas. Mr. Alford was an ordained deacon and a former Gideon. He was looking forward to a glass of wine with Jesus.

            Don was preceded in death by his first love and the mother of his children, Eva Mae Alford; son, Barry Alford; sister, Shirley Pelas and a grandson, Blake Hickman.

            He is survived by his wife, Bessie Woodell Alford; sons, Don Alford and wife Patricia of Cypress, TX; Eric Alford and wife Lisa of Keller, TX, Shawn Alford and wife Ann of Hattiesburg, MS; Paul Hickman of Vivian, LA and Darren Hickman of Orange, TX; daughters, Susan McKissick and husband Tony of Jackson, TN, Susan Crenshaw and husband Fred of Hallsville, TX; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

            The family will receive visitors from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, February 14, 2010 at Downs Funeral Home, Marshall, Texas.

            The homegoing celebration will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2010 in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, Bossier City. Downs Funeral Home, Marshall, TX 903-927-1700.

 

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LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—14 February 2010

 

MARSHALL [Harrison Co.]—Homegoing celebration for Ronald Ray Alford will be 2 p.m. Monday, February 15, 2010, at the chapel of Downs Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bossier City, La. Mr. Alford died February 11, 2010, after a brave fight with MDS and heart disease.

            Born February 2, 1938, in Magnolia, Miss., he worked in the Shreveport-Bossier area and was a member of First Baptist Church Hallsville.

            Survivors include his wife, Bessie Woodell Alford; sons, Don, Eric and Shawn Alford and Paul and Darren Hickman; and daughters, Susan McKissick and Susan Crenshaw.

            Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. today, February 14, 2010, at the funeral home. E-mail condolences may be sent to the family at keithadowns@aol.com.

 

 

Photos from Hillcrest Memorial Park, Haughton, Bossier Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald.

Photo taken 9 April 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Donald [not Ronald] R. Alford (SS# issued in LA), but list his death date as 12 Feb 2010, last residence Hallsville, Harrison Co., TX.

 

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DONALD RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—7 November 2011

 

MARSHALL—Services for the Rev. Donald R. Alford Sr., of Longview, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at Sullivan Funeral Home. The Rev. Alford was born July 4, 1940, in Marshall, and died November 5, 2011, in Longview. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the funeral home.

            Please make condolences to the family at www.sullivan-funeralhome.com.

 

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Sullivan Funeral Home

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—_____ November 2011

 

            Retired minister, Rev. Donald R. Alford, of Longview, passed away on Saturday, November 05, 2011. He was born on July 4, 1940 in Marshall, Texas to Mira Bishop and Waymon Alford. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 in The Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Algoma Cemetery. The family will receive visitors at Sullivan Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 6-8 pm.

            Rev. Alford served our country in three branches of our military, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and the National Guard and served during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the VFW Honor Guard. Rev. Alford was a retired Assembly of God minister and was the pastor of four churches during his ministry.

            He is survived by his sons, Donald R. Alford, Jr. and wife Daphne; Travis L. Alford, Sr. and fiancé Francie Webb; Grandchildren, Heather Christine Danielle Alford and Travis “TJ”Alford, Jr; his former wife, Sue Ryan; and numerous other family members.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Waymon and John, and one sister Frances Jean.

 

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Photo from Algoma Cemetery South and North, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Bill T. Whitis – LM on bio page 11/14/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Waymon Perry Alford Sr. and Myra Mae Bishop Alford; and his brother John Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Donald Ray 1940 TX1, Waymon Perry 1908 TX2, John Arie 1876 TX3, Artemus Salathiel 1822 GA4, Jacob 1784 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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DONNA LYNN COLE ALFORD

 

Heartfelt Connections

_____ August 2007

 

Donna L. Alford

December 21, 1951–August 2, 2007

 

            Mrs. Donna Lynn Cole Alford, 55, died at her home in Austin, Texas, August 2, 2007. She is preceded in death by her late husband, Reverend Sidney Alford.

            She is survived by her mother, Olive Cole of Covington, GA, two daughters: Keri Wade and Melissa Snyder both of Ohio, sister: Pat Hall of Ohio and 3 grandchildren.

            Memorial service celebrating her life will be held Sunday, September 2, 2007 at Chancellor Funeral Home Chapel in Florence [MS] at 2 p.m.

FAG photo requested 11/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Sidney M. Alford, in Ohio Obituaries.

            Sidney, Donna, and Sidney’s father are buried in Floral Hills Memory Gardens Cemetery in Pearl, Rankin Co., MS.

 

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DORA COOLEY ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Monday, 23 October 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

BULLARD (Spl.) [Smith Co.]—Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday for Mrs. Dora Alford, 83, who died Friday morning [20 Oct 1961] in a Tyler hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Services will be in the Bullard Baptist Church…. Burial will be in Bullard City Cemetery under the direction of Gragard-Spraggins-Swofford Funeral Home.

            Survivors include two sons, Sam M. Alford and Elton Alford, both of Bullard; five daughters, Mrs. Martha Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Ida Mae Walkouick of Houston, Mrs. Estelle McFall, Mrs. Ordrey Shelton, Mrs. Ruth Shuler, all of Baltimore, Md., one brother, A.L. Cooley of Lindale; two sisters, Mrs. Ana Herring of Tyler and Mrs. Daisey Miles of Troup.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph Samuel Alford; and her son Joseph Elton Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born 3 March 1879 in AL. Her parents are identified as Joseph Cooley and Lou McMinn.

 

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DORIS F. RITNOUR ALFORD

 

[She died in LA, but we are including her obituary here because she lived in TX.]

 

ShelbyCountyToday.com

Center, Shelby Co., TX—21 November 2013

 

            Doris Alford, 77, of Joaquin [Shelby Co.], passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City, Louisiana. She was born May 22, 1936 in Nacogdoches County to Tommie Ritnour and Almeda Sholar Ritnour. She was a member of Jackson Missionary Baptist Church in Joaquin.

            Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Johnny Lewis, Bro. Fred Alford and Bro. Sam Alford officiating. Interment will follow at Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

            Pallbearers will be Kenny Michael Alford, Daniel Ryan Alford, Ron Miller Jr., Trey Addison, Colton Risinger, Ruston Miller and David Carroll.

            She is survived by

 

Sons:

Darrell Alford and wife, Gay of Joaquin

Tommy Alford of Center

 

Daughters:

Joyce Miller and husband, Ronald of Joaquin

Brenda Risinger and husband, Clinton of Huxley

 

Grandchildren: Kenny Michael Alford, Daniel Ryan Alford, Ron Miller Jr., Christa Watson, Erica Addison, Jessica Addison, Trey Addison, Colton Risinger

 

16 Great Grandchildren

 

Brothers:

Melvin Ritnour of Conroe

Donald Ritnour of Dayton

 

Sisters:

Shirley Cockrell of Arizona

Lois Glaze of Pearland

 

Numerous other relatives

A host of friends

 

            Preceded in death by

 

Parents: Tommie Ritnour and Almeda Sholar Ritnour

Husband: Freddie Joe Alford

Daughter-in-law: Verna Alford

Brothers: Pete Ritnour, Earl Ritnour

 

            Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

 

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

 

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DORIS FERN MCCLISTER ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ October 1997

 

            Alford, Doris Fern. Born October 12, 1920 in Waco, TX and passed away October 7, 1997. She was a 1938 graduate of Waco High School.

            Survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack; and children Donna Newton and husband, Jim of Lancaster, Sarah Guinn and husband “Dub” of Lancaster, Loy D. “Bo” Alford and wife, Doretta of Carrollton, and Sheila Freeman of Red Oak, TX; grandchildren, Bart White, Billy Jack White, Tracy White, Bob White, John Alford, Lorri Mason, Lyle Guinn and Stacey Freeman; 10 great-grandchildren; cousin, Kathleen Lewis of Fort Worth.

            Graveside services 1:30 PM, Friday, October 10, 1997, Laurel Land Memorial Park, Rev. James Benton officiating. Family will receive friends Thursday evening 6:30-8:30 PM at the funeral home. Charitable donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association....

 

Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “RJ and Babar”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris F. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Lancaster, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jack McLennan Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DORIS LOU ALFORD WHITE

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 8 May 2005

 

            Doris Lou Alford White of Richardson died May 3, 2005 in Plano Texas. She was 80 years old. Doris was born December 14, 1924 in Pickton, Hopkins County Texas to Della and Martin Alford who preceded her in death. She had four brothers and sisters: Mary Carpenter of Grand Prairie, Glennis McIntire of San Antonio, Tex Alford of Virginia, and T.W. Alford of Pickton. She was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in Dallas prior to her marriage June 1, 1945 to Billie G. White who preceded her in death. She eventually retired from State Farm Insurance Co. Doris enjoyed gardening, golf, and sharing with family and friends. She belonged to the Eastern Star, the Cosmopolitan Club of Dallas and a founding member of Casa Linda Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her sons, Victor White and his wife Dr. Mary White of Georgetown; Richard White and his wife Debra Davis of Mesquite; grandson Logan White, sister-in-law Dr. Arleen White of Texarkana, nieces Holly Humrich of Fayetteville AR, Carolyn White Scott of Ft. Worth, Helen Carpenter Denton of Grand Prairie, Doris Lynn McIntire of San Antonio; nephews, Fred and Tony Carpenter of Grand Prairie, James McIntire of San Antonio and other nieces and nephews throughout the country.

            Graveside services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 7, 2005 at Restland Memorial Park Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, John Martin Alford; and siblings Glenice Viola Alford McIntire and Thurman Warren Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Arthur Green Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Doris Lou 1923 TX1, John Martin 1888 TX2,George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DORIS RODGERS ALFORD RUDLOFF

 

DAILY PROGRESS

Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX—14 April 2011

 

            Doris Rodgers Alford Rudloff a former resident of Cherokee County died January 7, 2009 in Brenham [Washington Co.], Texas at the age of 88. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on January 10, 2009 at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk, Texas.

 

Photo from Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Nelson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From online family trees at Ancestry.com: Doris Rodgers was born 21 Sept 1920 in Alto, Cherokee Co., TX, the daughter of Jack Delos Rodgers and Albina Franklin McGuire. She married (1) James Carnell Alford (1920–1967) and (2) Don Rudloff.

            James Carnell Alford is also buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Rusk.

 

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DORMAN ALFORD

Brother of Harold Alford, AAFA #0169, and William Malcolm Alford, AAFA #0198

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Tuesday, 2 November 2004

 

AUSTONIO—Mr. Dorman Alford, 86, of Austonio, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2004 in the V.A. Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 4, in the Austonio Baptist Church. Interment followed in Creek Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born on October 24, 1918 in Austonio and had lived in Austonio most of his life. He was retired from U.S. Steel in Houston where he worked as a manager in the Nuclear Division. He served in the U. S. Army Air Corp Headquarter Co. 8th Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Nuclear Workers Association, a lifetime member of the N.R.A., a member of the V.F.W., and a member of the Austonio Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

            Survivors include his sons, W.D. Alford and his wife, Janice A., of Austin and Kenneth Alford of Austonio; and grandchildren, Sandra I. Newton of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeffrey S. Alford and William Brian Alford, both of Austin, and Jonathan Davidson of Tulsa, OK.

            His wife, Opal Alford, and brothers, Charles Alford, Harold Alford, and Bill Alford preceded him in death.

 

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HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Monday, 6 December 2004

 

            Mr. Dorman Alford, age 86, of Austonio, passed away Sunday, October 31, 2004, at Houston Medical center, Veterans Hospital in Houston. Mr. Alford was born October 24, 1918, in Austonio. He came from a pioneering family who were part of Stephen F. Austin “old 300”, coming to Texas in 1824. Mr. Alord attended Austonio High School and enlisted on Dec. 17, 1941 at the start of World War II and serving to the end of the war. Mr. Alford served in the headquarters, headquarters company, 8th Air Force, South Bomb group as a master sergeant. Mr. Alford participated in the Normandy Invasion, Ardennes Offensive and the invasion of the Rhineland, Berlin Germany.

            After the war Mr. Alford moved to Houston and worked 37 years at U.S. Steel, as manager of the N.D.T. Department, Nuclear Division. Upon retirement he returned to Austonio, and served as president of the Austonio Community Center, a Director on the Board of Directors Consolidated Water Corporation, Deacon in the Austonio Baptist Church, Mr. Alford was also an active member in the Houston county Historical Commission, along with his wife

            Mr. Alford was a member of the O.F.V.F.W Post 9300, the N.R.A., The Nuclear Workers Association and the 8th Air Force Association.

            A sweet and loving man whose hobbies were fishing, gardening and reading history.

            Survivors include [sons] W.D. Alford and wife Janice Alford, of Austin and Kenneth Alford, of Austonio; grandchildren Sandra L. Newton, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Jeffrey S. Alford and William Brian Alford, both of Austin and Jonathan Davidson, of Tulsa Okla.; great-grandchildren Katie Newton, Sarah Newton, Nathan Davidson and Kathryn Davidson; sisters-in-law Lois Alford and Lila Alford, both of Austonio; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Opal Christine Alford in 2000; and brothers Charles Alford, Harold Alford and Bill [William M.] Alford.

            Funeral services for Mr. Dorman Alford were held Thursday, November 4, at Austonio Baptist Church with Pastor Charles E. Butler officiating, special music performed by Cherye Hyde, of Bryan and Nancy Bailey, of Austonio with favorite Poem read by W.D. Alford. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery, with Air Force Honor Guard, followed by Taps.

            Pallbearers were Lee Lundy, Tommy Lundy, Jeff Alford, Brian Alford, Bill Alford, Wendell Alford and J.W. LaRue.

            Honorary Pallbearers were the Reverend Willard Watson, of Dyersburg, Tenn., Ray Watson, of Coosbay, Ore., E.L. Hess and Danny Campbell, both of Houston, John Davidson, of Tulsa, Okla. and Paul E. Barnhart, of Lufkin....

 

Photo from Creek Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Dancer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorman Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 Oct 1917 [gravestone says 1923, obituary says 1918] and died 31 Oct 2004, last residence Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Opal Christine Watson Alford; and his brothers Charles Milton Alford, Harold Alford, and William Malcolm Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dorman 1918 TX1, William Owen 1886 TX2, Charles Montgomery 1860 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOROTHY ANN ALFORD PRITCHETT

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 14 February 2007

 

            Pritchett, Dorothy, Born in Dallas, TX August 22, 1929 and passed away February 12, 2007 with her son and daughter by her side. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles W. Pritchett.

            Survived by her devoted children, daughter, Kay Fox and husband, Dan; son, Larry Pritchett and wife, Pam along with their 3 sons, Cody, Kyle and Casey.

            As a member of Lakeside Baptist Church, she was a strong Christian woman of faith who loved the Lord. She touched the hearts and lives of many with her compassion and love and will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her. She was God’s wonderful gift to us all.

            The family will receive friends from 2-4:00PM and 6-8:00PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at Restland Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 12:30PM, Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Restland Wildwood Chapel. Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.

 

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Photos from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RM Leahy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Ann Pritchett (SS# issued in TX), last residence Edgewood, Van Zandt Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Kinchen Alford and Elsie Iowa Rice Alford; sisters Blanche Elizabeth Alford Lowe Parrish, Elsie Virginia Jennie” Alford Kattes, Mary Louise Alford Benedict; and half-siblings Emma Mae Alford Jordan Branch and John Richard “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Ann 1929 TX1, William Kinchen 1874 GA2, John Franklin 1837 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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DOROTHY ANN LYNN HALFORD

 

TIMES RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—Wednesday, 2 May 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

VERNON—Dorothy Ann Halford, 64, a homemaker, died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Chillicothe, Texas. Services were held on Thursday at Sullivan Funeral Home with burial following in Chillicothe Cemetery.

            Survivors include her husband, James; daughters, Debora Bland of Denton, and Barbara Palmer of Albuquerque, New Mexico; sons, Carl Foley of Groesbeck, Texas, and Wayne Lynn of Stephenville, Texas; sisters Jerry Lou Schmoker and Grace McLaughlin, both of Vernon; a brother, Charles Lynn of Vernon; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, James H. “Red” Halford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY BELL MAY ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 7 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

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SAN ANTONIO—Dorothy Bell Alford, a retired civil service employee at Fort Sam Houston, died Friday at a San Antonio nursing home.

            Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Arrangements: Brown, Gause-Ware, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Fort Worth and was an Army veteran and a Methodist. She was the widow of Tom Alford.

            Survivors: Two brothers, Richard R. May Sr. of Saginaw and Harry E. May Sr. of New Braunfels; and sister, Elizabeth Taylor of San Antonio.

 

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DOROTHY ELIZABETH POSTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 30 July 1971

 

IRVING—Funeral services for Mrs. Leon J. Alford, 61, of 1826 DeWitt, former teller for the First National Bank in Dallas, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Ben F. Brown Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oak Grove Memorial Park.

            She died here Wednesday [July 28].

            A native of Dallas, Mrs. Alford had lived in Irving for the past three years.

 

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MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 30 July 1971

 

            Alford, Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth, 1826 Dewitt, Irving.

            Survived by husband, Leon Alford, Irving; sisters, Mrs. W.B. Brown Sr., Dallas, Mrs. C.N. Hodges, Dallas, Mrs. E.M. Lindsey Sr., Irving, Mrs. H.R. Brand, Sr., Irving.

            Services10:30 a.m., Friday, Ben F. Brown Funeral Chapel, Rev. Robin Moffatt officiating. Interment Oak Grove….

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Memorial Cemetery, Irving, Dallas Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 June 1910 and died _____ July 1971, last residence Irving, Dallas Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: Her death certificate lists her parents as Jesse Elmer Poston and Claudia Mayo.

 

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DOROTHY FRANCES GIFFORD ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 30 January 2004

 

            Dorothy F. Gifford Alford, 82, of Bridge City, died January 29, 2004, at Park Place Medical Center in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2004, at the First Baptist Church in Bridge City with Reverend Dale Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Friday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Fountain Hill, Arkansas and had resided in Bridge City since 1948. She was owner and operator of Town and Country Dress Shop in Bridge City, and was co-owner of ACC Enterprises also in Bridge City. She was a member of many organizations, including the Business and Professional Womens Club, Golden Harvest, Birthday Club, a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City, and was a Life Master of American Contract Bridge League. Mrs. Alford helped organize and also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board in Bridge City. During this time she helped start the Bridge City-Orangefield Community Center. She also helped with B&PW yearly style show with benefits and funds given to MD Anderson Research. Dorothy also initiated a drive to the State Legislature in Texas to allocate funds for creation of the First Deaf Education School established in Beaumont. She received a degree in Divinity from the Rhema Bible School.

            She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Vonda and Billy Granger of Mauriceville, Alecia and Bubba Henry of Baytown; daughter, Suzanne White of Grapevine; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Sheri Alford of Houston; brothers, Robert Gifford, and John Gifford both of Bridge City; sister, Rebecca Haley of Orange; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren. 800 Highland Bridge City, TX 77611 409-735-7161 claybarfuneralhome.com

FAG photo requested 9/17/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy G. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 25 March 1921, last residence Bridge City, Orange Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Franklin Lee Alford, in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial, Evergreen Cemetery, Orange, Orange Co., TX, lists her parents as John Wesley Gifford and Hattie B. Reynolds, and her husband, also buried in Evergreen Cemetery, as Franklin Lee Alford (1918–1992).

 

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DOROTHY LOU ALFORD SANDERS

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—23 February 2011

 

 

            Sanders, Dorothy Lou “Dottie,” 97, passed away on February 15, 2011. She was born on October 6, 1913 in Elkhart, Texas to Redin Bert Alford and Annie Lou Stubblefield Alford. Her family moved to Houston and she grew up in the Heights and graduated from Reagan High.

            She was preceded in death by Edwin C. Sanders, her husband of fifty-nine years.

            Although her greatest joy was being with her family, she worked tirelessly for the Rainbow Girls as a Mother Advisor, her civic club and garden club. Dottie was a proud member of The Texas Federation of republican Woman and was named one of the “Ten Outstanding Women” in 1991. She was a charter member of the Houstonaries Republican Woman’s Club where she was honored to serve as president for three terms. She served as a Precinct Chairman and Precinct Judge of Precinct 316 for many years. In 1988 she was a delegate to the Republican National Convention.

            She is survived by her sister Muriel Forrest, her daughter Carol Van Dorfy and son-in-law Mike, her beloved grandchildren Mike Van Dorfy, Jr. and his wife Megan, Amy Van Dorfy, MD and her husband Peter Gosselink, MD. She was blessed with two great-grandchildren, Jacob Evan Van Dorfy and Elin Elizabeth Gosselink.

            The family gathered for private burial service on February 20, 2011 at Forest park Lawndale. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Star of Hope Mission at 6897 Ardmore Houston Texas 77054, or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Lou Sanders (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate lists him as Redin Bert Alford, died in Houston, Harris Co., on 20 July 1951. The names of his parents are not listed.

 

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DOROTHY NELL TUTT ALFRED

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 30 July 2006

 

            Funeral services for Dorothy Nell Alfred, 76, of Longview, will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2006, in the chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.... Interment will follow in Memory Park Cemetery.... Mrs. Alfred died Saturday morning in a local nursing home.

            A native of Longview, she was born August 18, 1929, to Connie and Slade Tutt. Mrs. Alfred was a retired salesperson for Sears and a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her sons, Larry Dan Alfred and wife, Sandy, of Keller, Texas, George Randall Alfred and wife, Betty, of Longview, and Gary Eugene Alfred of Hallsville; brothers, Richard Falvey Tutt of Silsbee, Texas, Leon Tutt of Longview, and Norman Tutt of Sulphur, La; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Alfred; her parents; a sister, Opal Stokley; and a brother, Bobby Tutt....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Gary Eugene Alfred in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY PEARL ALFORD SPILKA

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 17 June 2001

 

            Dorothy Pearl Spilka, 85, of Baytown, passed away Friday, June 8, 2001, at Anahuac Health Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2001, at Palms Memorial Park, under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home of Dayton.

            She was a native of Brookhaven, Miss. Mrs. Spilka was a retired registered nurse who enjoyed fishing and gardening and had worked at the San Jacinto Monument for the Department of Parks and Wildlife. She was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Austin of Baytown; sons, James P. O’Shaughnessy of Baytown and John Maihes of Waivelland, Miss., and brothers Chubby Alford of El Monte, Calif., Bill Alford of Hawaii and Frankie Standingwater of Mississippi. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Bertha Alford, brother Al Alford, and sisters Eva and Edon Allen.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Sterling Funeral Home, 602 N. Main, Dayton, (936) 258-2678.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy P. Spilka (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 Apr 1916 but that she died 9 June 2001, last residence Anahuac, Chambers Co., TX.

            She was the daughter of Frank Montgomery Alford and Bertha M. Cheairs.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Pearl 1916 TX1, Frank Montgomery 1898 TX2, Charles Montgomery 1860 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOROTHY PEARL POND HALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Saturday, 1 October 2011

 

 

            Dorothy Pond Halford, 83, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Messer officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter St.

            Mrs. Halford was born Nov. 20, 1927, in Kelton to Curtis and Lessa Pond. She attended Wheeler High School, graduating in 1945. She then attended Wayland Baptist College, where she was on the Flying Queens basketball team. She married Billy A. Halford in 1952.

            Dorothy loved to journal and write poetry. She was devoted to her family and was a woman of great faith. She had a way of making every one of her grandchildren feel special, telling each one of them they were her favorite. Dorothy was a member of Pinnacle Community Church.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy A. Halford; a brother, Henry Curtis Pond; and two sisters, Nina Cheadle and Billie Campbell.

            Survivors include four daughters, Brenda Davidson, Kathy Warr and husband Kent, Nina Cree and husband George and Carolyn Simmons and husband Robert, all of Amarillo; a son, James Halford and wife Krista of Amarillo; seven grandchildren, Ryan Simmons and wife Candice, Shane Simmons and wife Amber, Emily Cree Willding, Erin Cree Lincycomb, Nicole Roeder and husband Josh, Brooke Ledwig and husband Rob and Bailee Weaver; and 10 great-grandsons. She was awaiting the birth of her first great-granddaughter.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be to a charity of choice. Sign the online guest book at www.lagroneblackburnshaw.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Pearl Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.

 

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DOROTHY THURMOND ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 12 January 2003

 

            Dorothy Thurmond Alford, born in Gonzales County July 24, 1919, died Friday, January 10, 2003, at Memorial City Hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, O.C. Alford and is survived by her children, Kathy Riggs and husband Russell of Houston, Sandra Burnett and husband Jack of Austin, Gevan Alford and wife Nancy of San Antonio, Duane Alford and wife Susan of Austin; step son, Carroll Alford and wife Shirley of Houston; step daughter, Judy Barlow; grandchildren, Randy Norman, Kristin Norman, Dionne Burnett, Wade Burnett and wife Rusti, Jason Alford and wife Michele, Taylor Alford, Trey Alford, Jennifer Alford, and Hailey Alford; great grandchildren, Kandice Butler, Rio Norman Bradford, Bailey Alford, Keith Burnett and Kaylyn Burnett; sister, Joyce Whitworth and husband Boyd; brothers, Gaston Thurmond and wife Ophelia, Newman Thurmond and wife Leola, Joy Thurmond and wife Cletty; brothers-in-law, John Alford and wife Billie, Ed Alford and wife Evelyn, sister-in-law, Frances Alford, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services and interment will be at 1:00pm Sunday, January 12, 2003, in Crawford Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, O.C. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY LOUISE VAUGHN TYSON ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—10 March 2003

 

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            Dorothy Tyson Alford, 86, a retired nurse’s aide, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2003, at a local hospital.

            Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olivet Chapel. Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

            Dorothy was born June 6, 1916, in Albuquerque, N.M. She lived most of her life in Saginaw and Grand Prairie. She was a nurse’s aide for many years and enjoyed taking care of her patients. She was an active member of Woodland West Church of Christ in Arlington.

            Dorothy was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who enjoyed her plants as well as her pets. She leaves behind a loving spirit for all to remember her. She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Wanda Kidd; two brothers; and one sister.

            Survivors: Son, Carl Tyson and wife Gaynel of Euless; daughter, Sue Hopewell of Grand Prairie; sister, Mae McMurtrey of Arlington; grandchildren, Kay Tyson, Joe Kidd Jr., Karen Millican, Laura Clark, Jeff Hopewell and Cynthia Kidd; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Gibbons

 

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

            See the obituary of her second husband, Norris Norwood Alford, in this compilation.

            TX Births: Carl Kay Tyson 7 Aug 1940; Saundra Sue Tyson 31 Aug 1943; and Wanda Carol Tyson 2 June 1946, all born in Tarrant Co., children of Dorothy Louise Vaughn and Marshall William Tyson.

            TX Divorces: William M. and Dorothy L. Tyson, married 15 July 1939 and divorced 24 April 1974 in Tarrant Co.

            TX Marriages: Dorothy L. Tyson married Norris N. Alford, born about 1906, on 27 Dec 1980 in Kaufman Co., TX.

 

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DORTHA D. ALFORD WATKINS

Sister of David Gaston Alford, AAFA #0503

 

COLEMAN CHRONICLE AND DEMOCRAT-VOICE

Coleman, Coleman Co., TX—_____ November 2007

 

            Dortha Watkins, 87, of Coleman, Texas passed away on Friday, November 9, 2007 at Coleman County Medical Center in Coleman. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2007 at Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel in Rising Star, Texas with Dr. Jeff Miller officiating. Burial followed in the Rising Star Cemetery in Rising Star, Texas with Higginbotham Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Dortha was born on March 18, 1920 in Rising Star, Texas to Virgil Carl and Eula Belle (Mayfield) Alford. She married Julius Edward Watkins on June 22, 1946 in Rising Star, Texas.

            She is survived by her husband, Edward Watkins of Coleman; daughter, Julia Kathryn Weise of Coleman; sister, Johnnie Yancy of Tyler; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and brother.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dortha D. Watkins (SS# issued in TX), last residence Coleman, Coleman Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her brother David Gaston Alford Sr.;and her aunt Vera Elizabeth Bowden Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Dortha D. 1920 TX1, Virgil Carl 1887 TX2, Jacob Lawhorn 1864 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DOROTHY JEAN BURKETT PLYLER ALFORD

Wife of David Gaston Alford, AAFA #0503

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the San Antonio Express-News on the same day.]

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Wednesday, 21 March 2012

 

Mrs. Dorothy Burkett Alford

4 July 1920–17 March 2012

 

            Dorothy Burkett Alford passed away March 17, 2012. She was the daughter of Judge and Mrs. Joe W. Burkett of Eastland, Texas.

            She was born in Eastland, Texas and spent her early years in both California and Texas, having graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles, California (1936) and then attended The University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

            Dorothy was trained by her father to be a legal secretary and worked for many attorneys and political officeholders during her secretarial career. Some of her former bosses included Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, Congressman Jack Hightower, Congressman Joe M. Kilgore, Congressman Homer Thornberry, and Governor John Connally. She also managed the campaign offices for Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson and Judge Ralph Yarborough. In addition, she served as secretary to several committees at State Democratic conventions and worked for the State Democratic Executive Committee as Executive Secretary during the tenure of Governor Preston Smith.

            She married Sam B. Plyler on June 2, 1940 and they adopted a daughter, Dorothy Dee, in December 1950. Dee lives in Stuart, Florida and is married to Mr. Dick Carter.

            Dorothy married Col David Gaston Alford on September 2, 1972 and they lived 17 years in Wichita Falls, Texas before they moved (in September 1989) to Air Force Village II where Col Alford died May 25, 2002.

            Dorothy continued to live at the Village until her death. Dorothy and Gaston first met when Gaston was a flying cadet in 1940 in San Antonio; they were both newlyweds who, after some 30 years, became reacquainted.

            Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Dorothy Dee Carter; her nieces, Patricia Currier of San Antonio, Texas and Jeanne Cox of Dallas, Texas, as well as nephew, Dr. Joe W. Burkett III of Kerrville, Texas, and many great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Air Force Village II High Flight Chapel on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. She will be interred in her family burial plot in Eastland, Texas together with her mother, Mrs. Fannye Burkett, nee Pullig, and her sisters, Mrs. Margaret Ellison and Lasca Burkett.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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DOUGLAS EDWARD ALFORD

Half-brother of Randall Lynn Alford, AAFA #0052

 

Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home

Allen, Collin Co., TX—_____ May 2012

 

 

            Douglas Alford of Allen, Texas passed away May 10, 2012 at the age of 50. Douglas Alford of Allen, Texas passed away May 10, 2012 at the age of 50. He was born April 27, 1962 to Edward Jackson and Sylvia Maxine (Gentry) Alford in Dallas, Texas. Doug was born and raised in Texas. He was a graduate of North Garland High School where he participated in football, rodeo and many other activities. Doug married Brenda Jones on May 28, 1998 in Plano, Texas. He worked in the electrical distributor business for his entire career. Doug loved hunting, fishing and playing golf.

            Doug is survived by his wife, Brenda Jones Alford; son, Hunter Alford; step son, Nick Lee; mother in law, Joyce Jones; brother in law, Steve Jones all of Allen, Texas and a host of other loving family and friends.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Sylvia Alford.

            Funeral Services will be held, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen. Interment is to immediately follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Edward Jackson Alford and Sylvia Maxine Gentry Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Douglas Edward 1962 TX1, Edward Jackson 1930 TX2, George Leroy 1905 TX3, Andrew Jackson 1880 MS4, James Henry 1857 MS5, John Madison 1826 GA6, John 1801 NC7.

 

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DOUGLAS LEE ALFORD

AAFA #0204

 

Douglas Alford

Photo from AAFA records: At the 1989 AAFA Meeting in Houston, TX

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 23 February 2006

 

GRAHAM [Young Co.]—Douglas L. Alford, 67, a retired Episcopal priest, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.

            Funeral Mass: 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial: Pioneer Cemetery.

            The Rev. Alford moved to Graham in 1990 from Hurst to become the priest at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church until his retirement.

            Survivors: Wife, Shirley of Graham; daughters, Melissa Coronada and Dianne Smith of Graham; son, Robert Alford of Terrell; brother, Roy Alford of Graham; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Morrison Funeral Home, Graham, (940) 549-2121.

 

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GRAHAM LEADER

Graham, Young Co., TX—21 February 2006

 

            The Rev. Douglas Lee Alford, retired, 67, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at Graham Regional Medical Center. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymund Mullan officiating. Burial will follow at Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

            Rev. Alford was born Oct. 27, 1938, in Brownwood to the late Elton Clyde and Viola (Sawyer) Alford. He graduated from Brownwood High School, Howard Payne University and received a master’s degree of divinity from Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary. He married Shirley Early Oct. 18, 1957, in Brownwood. Rev. Alford moved to Graham in 1990 from Hurst and became the pastor of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Graham until his retirement.

            Survivors include his wife Shirley of Graham; two daughters, Melissa Coronada and Dianne Smith of Graham; one son, Robert Alford of Terrell; one brother, Roy Alford of Graham; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Catholic Charities, 2701 Birch Hill Road North, Fort Worth, TX 76105.

 

Photo from Pioneer Cemetery, Graham, Young Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura Hudnall Franklin Shifflett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Douglas Lee Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Graham, Young Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother Hollis Wilton Alford in this compilation.

            Douglas was the son of Elton Clyde Alford and Viola Sawyer. Elton was the son of Julius Caesar Alford and Melissa Anderson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Douglas Lee 1938 TX1, Elton Clyde 1894 TX2, Julius Caesar 1864 TX3, Marmaduke 1883 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DOVIE LABRACEA LEE ALFORD

Mother of Lana Kay Alford Manning, AAFA #1006, and Beverly Grace Alford, AAFA #0916

 

PEACE RIVER BLOCK NEWS

Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada—15 August 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Funeral services were held August 13, 1983, for the late Dovie Lee Alford, Ozona, Texas, at the First Baptist Church under the direction of Sizemore Funeral Homes with interment in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

            She was born Dovie Lee, September 10th, 1915 in Oklahoma, U.S.A., and passed away at Doctor’s Hospital, Dallas, Texas, at the age of 67. She married Quebe Alford July 4th, 1935 in San Angelo, Texas and was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Quebe Alford, Mesquite, Texas and her three daughters—Darlyne Neuballer, Dallas, Texas; Beverly Alford, Dawson Creek, B.C. and Lana Manning of Dallas, Texas.

            She is survived by two sisters—Evelyn Haynie, San Angelo, Texas, and Grace, of Oklahoma; one brother Bob Lee, Miles, Texas and one granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Aug 1983) dates of Dovie Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Mesquite, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of Dovie’s husband, Ottie Quebe Alford, in this compilation.

            Her daughters provided her full name and report that she died 10 Aug 1983.

 

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DOVIE LENA PARCHMAN ALFORD

 

THE OPTIC-HERALD

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., TX—Friday, 15 November 1929

 

            Mrs. Claud Alford was brought to the hospital here Monday night in a critical condition and passed away at 6 o’clock this (Thursday) morning [November 14]. The body was taken to the home of her Uncle Frank Parchman and the funeral was held at the City Cemetery this afternoon.

            Deceased was a daughter of J.J. Parchman and lived in Franklin County most all of her life. She married Claud Alford about seven years ago, and leaves three children besides her husband, father and seven brothers and sister to mourn her loss.

 

AAFA NOTES: TX Deaths lists her as Doire Lena Lee Alford, died 14 November 1929 in Franklin Co.

            C.L. Alford married Dovie Parchman on 10 Aug 1922 in Hopkins Co., TX; and Claude Lee Alford married Freda Adams in 1933 in Hopkins Co., TX [AAFA’s Texas “Alford” Marriages].

            Claud L. Alford, 11 Oct 1900–2 Sept 1967, is buried in Old Saltillo Cemetery in Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX [www.findagrave.com]. SSDI records show that Claude Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 11 Oct 1900, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            TX Births: twins Leta May and Reta Fay Alford were born 9 Dec 1926 in Franklin Co., parents Claud L. Alford and Dovie Lena Parchman.

            Claude’s father, James Butler Alford, married (1) Nancy Jane Foster about 1870 inTX; (2) Mattie Belle Adair 27 Sept 1896 in Hopkins Co., TX; and (3) Martha Frances Woodson 9 Aug 1904 in Rains Co., TX [AAFA’s Texas “Alford” Marriages].

            This obituary is from Obituaries and Death Notice from Franklin County Newspapers 1926–1936, by Christine Dennis Skelly, published by the Franklin County, Texas Genealogical Society, and sent by Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666.

 

1930 Census

Precinct 5 (District 21), Hopkins Co., TX

Dwelling #136

 

Fannie Alford       head         50            AL AL AL      widow       age 22 at first marriage

Lala F.                   dau           20            TX GA AL     single

Robert M.              son            23            TX GA AL     single

Joe B.                    dau [sic]   24            TX GA AL     single

Claude L.             stepson     28            TX GA TX    widower

 

Precinct 2 (District 5), Franklin Co., TX

Dwelling #11

 

Joe S. Littlefield   head                        29      TX TX TX

Dora                      wife                         29      TX TX TX

Leta M. Alford     niece                  3-3/12      TX TX TX [Dovie’s children]

Reta F.                  niece                  3-3/12      TX TX TX

William B.             nephew             1-1/12      TX TX TX

Jim Parchman        father-in-law           67      TX TX TX widower

 

1920 Census

Justice Precinct 3 (District 70), Hopkins Co., TX

Dwelling #184

 

J.B. Alford            head         67            GA NC GA

Fannie                   wife          45            AL AL AL

Claud                    son           18            TX GA MS

Joe                         son            14            TX GA AL

Robert                   son            13            TX GA AL

Lula                       dau           10            TX GA AL

J.M. Woodson       f-in-law    80            GA US US

 

1910 Census

Justice Precinct 4 (District 52), Franklin Co., TX

Dwelling #17

 

James Alford         head         58            GA SC GA  2nd marriage, 6 years

Annie                    wife          32            AL AL AL   1st marriage, 6 years

                                                                                    4 children, 3 living

Claudie                 son             9            TX GA AL

Joe                         son              5            TX GA AL

Bob                       son              4            TX GA AL

Lula                       dau        2/12            TX GA AL

Lula Woodson      s-in-law    28            AL GA AL

 

1900 Census

Justice Precinct 4 (District 52), Franklin Co., TX

Dwelling #258

 

James B. Alford    head         49            b. Feb 1851          GA GA GA         m. 4 years

Mattie B.               wife          19            b. May 1881        MS MS MS

 + an unrelated boarder

 

1880 Census

Precinct 4 (District 21), Delta Co., TX

Dwelling #174

 

James B. Alford    head         28            GA — GA

Nancy                    wife          27            GA NC SC

 + two unrelated boarders

 

1870 Census

Precinct 5, Hopkins Co., TX

Dwelling #114

 

James B. Alford                     18            GA

Nancy J.                                 17            GA

 

            For more information on this family, see “John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814–1899” in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Claude Lee 1900 TX1, James Butler 1851 GA2, John Quincy Adams 1814 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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DOYLE DEAN ALFORD

Brother of Orville Felton Alford, AAFA #0042

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Thursday, 9 April 2009

 

            Doyle Dean Alford, 77, of Littlefield died April 7, 2009, in Littlefield. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Littlefield. Hammons Funeral Home of Littlefield.

 

AAFA NOTES: Doyle was born 8 Jan 1932 in Knox Co., KY. His twin sister is Flora Jean Alford.

            See the obituaries of his brothers John Peter Alford and Robert Greene Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Orville Felton Alford in Indiana Obituaries; and his mother Roxie Alice Baird Alford and sister Lyda Marie Alford Katrinak in Kentucky Obituaries.

            See Orville Felton Alford’s ahnentafel for more information about this family.

            His lineage: Doyle Dean 1932 KY1, Green Berry 1889 KY2, John William 1870 KY3, John Russell 1839 KY4, John 1806 NC5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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DRUCILLA MARGARET FINKLEA TURNER ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Monday, 3 February 1997

 

PICKTON—Drucilla Margaret Alford, 77, who worked for Sears Fashion Center, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 1997, in Pickton.

            Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Pickton United Methodist Church. Burial: New Pickton Cemetery...

            Drucilla Margaret Alford was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Hopkins County to Otto Clarence Finklea and Cleo Mays Finklea. She was a longtime resident of the Pickton area. She worked at Sears Fashion Center, where she was a garment inspector. She was a member of the Pickton United Methodist Church.

            She married her first husband, Fred Calvin Turner, on July 19, 1940. She married B.J. Alford in 1969.

            Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law, James C. and Sherry Ann Turner of Pickton; daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn Turner and Ernest Pruiett of Pickton; brother and sister-in-law, Buford C. and Frances Finklea of Cleburne; grandchildren, Scott Pruiett of Grapevine, Dachiel Turner of Beaver, Utah, Donna William of Como, Charity Turner and Wesley Turner, both of Pickton, Desria Strait of Ripley, Miss., Jana Pennington of Cordova, Tenn., and Jo Ann Pruiett of Kennedale; and great-grandchildren, Rebecca Turner, Micheal Turner, Bennett Turner, Jamie Pennington, Jordan Pennington, Ashtera Williams, Michaela Williams, Elijah Williams and Laura Pruiett.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of Drucilla’s second husband, Bennett James Alford, in this compilation.

            TX Marriages: Drucilla M. Finklea, age 49, married Bennett J. Alford Jr., age 52, on 30 Aug 1969 in Dallas Co., TX.

 

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DUANE CONDON HOLFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—_____ October 1990

 

            Holford, Duane C. age 64 of Garland, Texas, passed away at his home on Saturday [October 27]. He was born in Dallas, Texas on February 9, 1926.

            Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday at the First United Methodist Church.... Burial will follow at Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Directors from 4 until 6:00 P.M. on Sunday.

            Mr. Holford was a lifetime resident of Garland and the owner of Holford and Company Construction Company. He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board. He also served as the consulting engineer for the construction of the church. Duane served as scoutmaster for Boyscout Troop No. 57 in Garland for 16 years as well as serving for many years on the Grey Owl District Board. He served on the Garland City Council from 1962 until 1964 and served on many city board and commissions throughout the years. He served on the Eastern Hills County Club Board of Directors. Was a member of Garland Masonic Lodge No 441. Duane graduate from Garland High School and received his degree from Southern Methodist University in 1955 in Mechanical Engineering.

            He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Holford; son & daughter-in-law, Neal and Ann Holford of Garland; daughter & son-in-law, Juli and Mark McArthur of Garland; six grandchildren, Will, Caroline and Stephanie Holford and Meredith, Michael and Kevin McArthur also of Garland.

            Memorials may be made to the Texas Kidney Foundation and the First United Methodist Church of Garland.

 

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

            TX Deaths: Duane Holford died 27 Oct 1990 in Dallas Co., TX.

            TX Births: Duane Condon Holford was born 9 Feb 1926 to Gordon Scott Holford and Inez Ernestine Jones.

            TX Births: Neal Scott Holford and Juliana Holford were both born in Dallas Co. to Duane Condon Holford and Martha Jane Smolka.

 

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EARL ALFORD

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Friday, 14 November 2003

 

 

            Earl Alford, TX—The Lord blew his horn and Rev. Earl responded to the call on November 12, 2003.

            He was born October 19, 1929 in Washington County, Texas to the union of Henry and Ola Alford, whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by ten other siblings, two sons and one daughter.

            Reverend Alford was an associated minister with Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church.

            He leaves cherishing many memories: wife of fifty years, sister, Lola Alford; three daughters: Charlotte (Henry) Washington, Gwendolyn (John) Chargios, Rita (Keith) Lewis and one son, Earl Alford, Jr., all of Corpus Christi, Texas, two sisters, two brothers and 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be Friday, November 14, 2003 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Unity Chapel Funeral Home.

            Funeral services will be Saturday, November 15, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. Calvary First

Baptist Church, 2906 Carver, Corpus Christi, Texas. Burial will be at Rose Hill Memorial Park.

            Arrangements by: 1207 Sam Rankin St., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Earl Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lola Brooks Alford; and his grandson Earl E. “Blue” Alford III in this compilation.

 

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EARL AMBERS “TUB” ALFORD

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX—Monday, 6 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

LINDEN, TEXAS—Earl “Tub” Ambers Alford, 83, of Linden died Saturday, July 4, 1998, in a Texarkana hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born Oct. 18, 1914, in Heavener, Okla. He was a truck driver and veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Jay Alford, and one daughter, Jeannie.

            Survivors include three sons, Randal Alford of Linden, Otis Alford of Benton Harbor, Mich., and Billy Don Alford of Diana, Texas; two daughters, Debbie Day and Ruth Alford of Texarkana, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great- grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be 2 pm today in Center Hill Cemetery.... Burial will be under the direction of Haaland Family Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            TX Deaths: Earl Alford died 4 July 1998 in Bowie Co., TX.

 

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EARL DON ALFORD

AAFA #0361

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

 

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Don wearing his Texas flag bowtie!

Photo from Brown’s Funeral Service

 

PANOLA WATCHMAN

Carthage, Panola Co., TX—_____ March 2007

 

            Don Alford, age 61, went to be with the Lord at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2007, in Tyler [Smith Co.], TX. He was born in Caney, Oklahoma, on April 16, 1945, the son of Arnold and Lillie Alford. He married the love of his life, Gayla Miller on June 3, 1977.

            Don graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Master’s degree in Mathematics. He was a former Deacon at Caney Baptist Church in Caney. Don was past master of the Masonic Lodge in Caddo, OK. He enjoyed flying and held a private pilot’s license and was also a member of the AOPA. Don taught and coached in Caney, Oklahoma, before becoming a State Farm Insurance Agent in 1977. Do was promoted to Agency Leadership in 1982 and continued his career with State Farm in Texas. Don was responsible for hiring and developing numerous agents and employees. Don will be remembered for his exceptional integrity, intelligence, and leadership.

            Don was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.

            Don is survived by his wife, Gayla Alford, son Clint Alford and wife Casey of Caney, Okla., daughter Amanda Lawrence and husband Ryan Lawrence of Carthage, Texas, daughter Amy Scott and husband Wade Scott of Hugo, Oklahoma; six grandchildren Cade Scott, Lain Scott, Callie Lawrence, Ashlyn Lawrence, Tymber Gray and Nate Scott; brothers Travis Alford [AAFA #0374] and wife Betty Alford, Neal Alford and wife Theresa Alford, Bob Alford and wife Ella Alford, Jack Alford [AAFA #0369] and wife Janice Alford, Carl Alford and wife Vicki Alford, Wallace Alford and wife Vicki Alford and sister Mary Gay and husband Jim Gay.

            Don was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Lillie Alford, brother Bud Alford, sister Sammy Lee and nephew Phillip Alford.

            Services under the Direction of Brown’s Funeral Service, Atoka, Oklahoma.

 

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Brown’s Funeral Service

Atoka, Atoka Co., OK—_____March 2007

 

NAME: Earl Don Alford, age 61, of Sulphur Springs [Hopkins Co.], Texas and a former Caney area resident.

BORN: April 16, 1945 in the Voca community, Atoka County, OK to Arnold Allen and Lillie Francis (Tigert) Alford.

PASSED AWAY: Thursday, March 8, 2007 at Tyler, TX.

AGE: 61 years 10 months and 22 days.

 

EDUCATION: Don graduated from Caney High School with Class of ‘63. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Masters degree in Mathematics.

 

OCCUPATION: Don taught, coached, drove a school bus and was principal at Caney School. He later became associated with State Farm Insurance Company and was the first State Farm agent in Atoka County. He was promoted to agency leadership in 1982 and continued his career with State Farm in Texas. At the time of his death, he was Agency Field Executive and had over 29 years with the company.

            Don was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sulphur Springs, Texas as well as a former member and deacon at Caney Baptist Church.

            He was a member and past master of the Caddo Masonic Lodge, a pilot and a member of the Aircraft Owners Pilots Association and loved flying. He was a Certified Life Underwriter.

 

SURVIVED BY:

 

WIFE:                           Gayla Alford of the home at Sulphur Springs, Tx.

CHILDREN:                Clint Alford and wife Casey of Atoka, OK.

                                      Amy Scott and husband Wade of Hugo, OK.

                                      Amanda Lawrence and husband Ryan of Carthage, TX.

GRANDCHILDREN:           Cade Scott, Lain Scott

                                      Callie Lawrence, Ashlyn Lawrence

                                      Tymber Gray and Nate Scott

SISTER:                        Mary Gay and husband Jim of Piedmont, OK.

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

                                      Neal Alford and wife Trecia of Douglass, KS.

                                      Bob Alford and wife Ella of Caney, OK.

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

                                      Carl Alford and wife Vickie of Thackerville, OK.

                                      Wallace Alford and wife Vicky, Caney, OK.

 

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:

 

PARENTS:                   Arnold and Lillie Alford.

SISTER:                        Sammie Lee Alford.

FATHER IN-LAW:     Bill Pingleton.

NEPHEW:                    Phillip Alford.

 

DATE OF SERVICES: Monday, March 12, 2007 at 2:30 P.M.

PLACE OF SERVICES: Voca Baptist Church ~ Caney, OK.

 

INTERMENT: Tushka Cemetery, Tushka [Atoka Co.], OK.

 

OFFICIATING: Rev. Neal Alford [Don’s brother].

ASSISTING: Chris Christanelli, Greg Alford [nephew, son of Wallace], and Gary Don Alford [nephew, son of Bob].

 

CASKETBEARERS: Ed Mills, Elmer Mulhausen, Phil Heard, Wyndel Cummins, Gary Butler, Eddie Chew, Benny Davis, Ron Fluker, Rick Grisham, Brad Campbell, Dick Stark.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS: State Farm Agents in Northeast Texas and agents that worked for Don while he was manager.

 

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PANOLA WATCHMAN

Carthage, Panola Co., TX—_____ March 2007

 

            Funeral services for Earl Don Alford, 61 of Caney, OK were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Voca Baptist Church in Caney, OK. Reverend Neal Alford officiated the service. Burial followed at Tushka Cemetery under the direction of Brown’s Funeral Services. Alford died Thursday, March 8, 2007 in Tyler.

            Alford was born in Caney, Ok on April 16, 2007 to Arnold and Lillie Alford. He married the love of his life, Gayla Miller, on June 3, 1977. Alford graduated from Southeast Oklahoma State University with a master’s degree in Mathematics. He was a former deacon at Caney Baptist Church in Caney. Alford was past master of the Masonic Lodge in Caddo, OK. He enjoyed flying and held a private pilot’s license and was also a member of the AOPA. He taught and coached in Caney before becoming a State Farm Insurance Agent in 1977. Alford was promoted to Agency Leadership in 1982 and continued his career with State Farm in Texas. He was responsible for hiring and developing numerous agents and employees. Alford will be remembered for his exceptional integrity, intelligence, and leadership. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs. Alford was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Lillie Alford, brother Bud Alford, sister Sammy Lee Alford and nephew Phillip Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Gayla Alford; son Clint Alford and wife Casey, of Caney, Ok; daughter Amanda Lawrence and husband Ryan, of Carthage; daughter Amy Scott and husband Wade Scott, of Hugo, Ok; six grandchildren Cade Scott, Lain Scott, Callie Lawrence, Ashlyn Lawrence, Tymber Gray, and Nate Scott; brothers Travis Alford and wife Betty Alford, Neal Alford and wife Theresa Alford, Bob Alford and wife Ella Alford, Jack Alford and wife Janice Alford, Carl Alford and wife Vicki Alford, Wallace Alford and wife Vicki Alford, and sister Mary Gay and husband Jim.

 

 

Photos from Tushka Cemetery, Tushka, Atoka Co., OK—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MillieBelle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Earl Don Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Lillie Francis Tigert Alford; brother Buddy Marvin Alford; and grandfather James Henry Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries; and the obituary of his brother Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374, in Kansas Obituaries.

            We published “Success—Electronically!” in the December 1990 issue of AAFA ACTION describing Don’s email contact with AAFA and his subsequent connection to his previously unknown cousin Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230. This was in the very early days of email communication!

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Earl Don 1945 OK1, Arnold Allen 1908 OK2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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EARL E. “BLUE” ALFORD, III

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Thursday, 2 December 2004

 

 

            Earl E. “Blue” Alford III, TX—Earl E. “Blue” was called home by his maker on November 28, 2004.

            He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Tommy Runnels and Irene Runnels and paternal grandfather, Reverend Earl E. Alford, Sr.

            He leaves cherishing his memories: Mother Deborah Runnels Alford and father, Earl E. Alford, Jr., both of Corpus Christi, Texas, one son, Donivan Lopez of Sinton, Texas; two sisters, Kendra Alford of Corpus Christi, Texas and Miesha Alford of San Antonio, Texas; grandmother, Sis. Lola Alford of Corpus Christi, Texas uncles, aunts, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be Thursday, December 2, 2004 at Unity Chapel Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

            Funeral services will be held at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 2801 Sabinas St. at 11:00 a.m. and Friday, December 3, 2004. Burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Wednesday, 1 December 2004

 

            Earl “Blue” E. Alford III died Nov. 28, 2004. He was 28.

            Survivors include a son, Donivan Lopez of Sinton; his mother, Deborah Alford of Corpus Christi; his father, Earl Alford Jr. of Corpus Christi; two sisters, Kendra Alford of Corpus Christi and Miesha Alford of San Antonio; and his grandmother, Lola Alford of Corpus Christi.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

            Unity Chapel Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his grandparents, Earl Alford and Lola Brooks Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EARLINE J. HILTON ALFORD

 

BIG THICKET MESSENGER

Rye, Liberty Co., TX—Sunday, 21 November 2004

 

            Funeral services were held at Pace-Stancil Funeral Home for Earline J. Alford, 76, of Hardin on Thursday, November 11, 2004. Burial followed at Hardin Chapel Cemetery.

            She was born October 1, 1928 in Goose Green, the daughter of Larkin M. and Georgia Bell Ballard Hilton. She was a former resident of Baytown and had resided in the Hardin area since 1946. Mrs. Alford was a cook for the Liberty Independent School District where she worked at the elementary school for 10 years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and Nolan D. Pickett VFW Post Auxiliary. She also enjoyed silk flower arranging, travel, camping and the outdoors.

            Mrs. Alford died on November 8, 2004 at Madison St. Joseph Health Care Center in Madisonville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William T. Alford Sr.; and son, Raymond F. Alford.

            Survivors include her son, William T. Alford Jr. and wife, Patsy, of Hardin; daughter, Alice Middleton and husband, Wayne, of Iola; sister, Velma Ashley of Onalaska; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Pace-Stancil Funeral Home Chapel, Dayton, was in charge of arrangements.

 

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EARLINE REESE ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 13 October 2001

 

KILGORE—Services for Earline Reese Alford, 85, Kilgore are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Sunday at Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos N. Whitaker officiating.

            Burial will be in Pirtle Cemetery under direction of Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore.

            Mrs. Alford died Oct. 9.

            She was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Rusk County to the late Lewis and Mattie Taylor Reese. She attended Silverlake and Pirtle schools, and graduated from Kilgore High School. She was member of Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church where she was in several auxiliaries before moving to Houston, where she was member of Fourth Missionary Baptist Church. She was employed by Kilgore Independent School and Kilgore College where she retired in 1986.

            She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

            Survivors include sister, Zeta Lorene Pennie, Houston; brother, Willie L. Reese, Portland, Ore.; nieces and nephews.

 

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EARLINE SISK LITTEER ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—7 June 1992

 

            Earline Litteer Alford of Corpus Christi, a former Fort Worth resident, died Friday at a Corpus Christi hospital. She was 80. Mrs. Alford was a charter member of the North Fort Worth chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. The family requests that memorials be made to Metro Ministries’ adopt-a-caseworker program in Corpus Christi.

            Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. today at

            Cage-Mills-Jackson-Langham Funeral Home in Corpus Christi.

            Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial: 4 p.m. Tuesday in Mount Olivet Memorial Park in Fort Worth.

 

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Photo from Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

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EARNEST DEAN HALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Tuesday, 13 March 2001

 

            Earnest Dean Halford, 74, of Amarillo, died Monday, March 12, 2001.

            Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Park Funeral Home, Chapel of Memories, 6969 E. Interstate 40. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 26.

            Mr. Halford married Marie Knight March 26, 1947 in Wheeler.

            Survivors include his wife; two sons, Larry Halford of Canyon and Loyde Halford of Amarillo; a daughter, Connie Starkey of Canyon; two brothers, L.L. Halford of Yukon, Okla., and Don Halford of Amarillo; and two sisters, Joyce Johnston of Enid, Okla., and Betty Hodo of Allen, Okla.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Arvila Marie Knight Halford, in this compilation.

 

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EARSEL EDWARD “RED” ALFORD

Brother of Glenice Jo Alford Perdue, AAFA #0318

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Thursday, 19 July 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

PALESTINE [Anderson Co.]—Services for Earsel “Red” Alford, 69, Palestine, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in Bailey & Foster Funeral Home chapel in Palestine….

            Burial will be in Roselawn Park in Palestine.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday [July 18] in a Palestine hospital.

            He was born March 9, 1921, in Oletha, a son of the late James Jackson Alford and Gertrude Long Alford. He was a carton assembler for Glass Containers Corporation. During World War II, he served in U.S. Army from 1942–1945 and participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day. Also, he was the recipient of the purple heart. He was a lifemember of Disabled American Veterans and Palestine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8924. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Earline Blanchard, in 1983, and two brothers, Herman Alford in 1988, and John Alford, in 1982.

            Survivors include his wife, Mareta Alford, Palestine; two daughters, Carolyn Crouse, Tennessee Colony, and Ann Tillman, Palestine; two sons, Larry Alford, Elkhart, and Wayne Alford, Tennessee Colony; five sisters, Reba Long, Fairfield, Betty Davis, Chilton, Bonnie Fields, Grand Prairie, Jo Perdue [AAFA# 0318], Mansfield, and Mary Galbreath, Rockdale; three brothers, S.J. Alford, Thornton, Raymond Alford, Teague, and M.R. Alford, Pearland; nine grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be nephews.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mareta Laverne Hudson Alford; and his sister Mary Louise Alford Galbreath in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Earsel Edward 1921 TX1, James Jackson 1915 TX2, John Allen 1860 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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EDDIE “JUNE” ALFRED, JR.

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 23 June 2011

 

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            Eddie Alfred, Jr., 79, of Beaumont, TX passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011. Funeral service will be Saturday, June 25, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at Calvary Mortuary Chapel with interment at Live Oak Memorial Park under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the chapel.

            Eddie’s love and memories will remain in the hearts of his daughters, Edith Jones (Darrell) and Sherry Alfred; sisters, Josephine Simpson, Lelia Pratt, and Alice Celestine (Wilson); brothers, Carl Alfred (Bertha), Algy Alfred (Mary), Edward Alfred, and Albert Alfred; grandson, Samuel Alfred; host of other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie Alfred (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 March 1932, last residence Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

             His nickname is from obituary headline.

 

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EDGAR ALPHONSO ALFORD, SR.

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—5 October 1981

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Edgar A. Alford, Sr., 62, died October 5, 1981. Member Church of Christ. Memorial Lodge No. 1298, AF & AM, Memorial Chapter No. 958, OES, WWII.

            Survivors: wife, Mrs. Maude Alford, Houston; stepmother, Mrs. Tressie Alford, La.; sons, Edgar Alford, Jr., Billy W. Alford, and Jerry Dean Alford, all of Houston; sisters, Addie Wood, Clara Mae Solice, Doris Pleasant, Edith Ann Person, and Juanita Faye Romedies, all of La.; brothers Matfield [sic—Mayfield] Alford, Jr., Robert Lyle Alford, Elvin Roy Alford, Albert Earl Alford, William Franklin Alford, all of La., and Jerrell Alford, Ark.; stepbrothers, Bide and Clyde Tate, La.; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild, number of nieces and nephews.

            Funeral 1 p.m. Thursday, October 8, Heights Funeral Chapel.... Interment Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, under auspices of Memorial Lodge No. 1298. Pallbearers will be Masonic Lodge.

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Photo from Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil Vaden Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 May 1919, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Maude Crawford Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Addie Alford Wood; his stepmother Tressie Augusta Phillips Tate Alford; and his half-brothers Jerrel Alford and Merrel Alford (twins), Elvin Roy Alford, and Robert Lyle Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Edgar Alphonzo Alford died 5 Oct 1981 in Harris Co., TX.

            Edgar Alford was the son of L.E. Mayfield Alford and his first wife, Celia Ackley (daughter of William Ackley). He was the grandson of Frank Alford, born 1858 MS, in the line of Halcutt Alford, born 1789 GA, and Frank’s second wife, Annie Alford/Alfred, who was the daughter of Jesse Alford, son of David Turner Alford, born 1814 VA. Thus, Edgar was a descendant of two different Alford lines.

            AAFA has a note written by the late Tressie Bowman that says “Family Lived Robeline, LA 1970” and she lists the children as Clara, Doris, Edith Ann, Juanita, Addie, Mayfield, Jr., Jimmy Ray, Albert, Jerral, Robert, William (Bill), Elvin, Edgar and Murrell. All of the children listed by Tressie Bowman are listed in Edgar’s obituary as siblings except Jimmy and Murrell. In Tressie Alford’s obituary, Murrell/Merrel is listed as deceased and Jimmy is listed as surviving.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His paternal lineage: Edgar Alphonso 1919 TX1, Leondus Edgar Mayfield 1897 TX2, Frank Albert 1857 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His maternal ALFRED lineage: Edgar Alphonso 1919 TX1, Leondus Edgar Mayfield 1897 TX2, Annie Armandy ALFRED 1876 TX3, Jesse Lovelady 1848 TX4, David Turner 1813 VA5.

 

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EDGAR GERALD ALFORD, SR.

AAFA #0231

Brother of Mary Angeline Alford Mischer, AAFA #0240, and Virginia Louise Alford, AAFA #0238

 

Gerald Alford at the annual AAFA meeting in Houston, 1989

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 23 November 1999

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 2000

 

            E.G. “Gerald” Alford, Sr., 72 of Houston, passed away Sunday, November 21, 1999. Mr. Alford was born in Austonio [Houston Co.], TX on October 10, 1927 to Edgar Gerald Alford and Lizzie Henderson Alford. He was a Deacon at Longpoint Baptist Church, an active member of the Bay Area Gospel Music Association and a Board Member of Northam Ministries. Mr. Alford owned and operated E.G. Alford Company since 1955 and served in the U.S. Army during WW II.

            He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lucille Alford and survived by his wife, Mary Alford; sons, Jerry “E.G.” Alford, Jr. and wife, Lynn, Gary and Kerry Alford; step-daughters, Connie Northam, Sharon Meads and Lisa Turner; sisters, Mary Mischer and Louise Alford; grandchildren Kellie, Allison, and Ashley Alford; step-grandchildren Jaime, Lori and Kelly Northam, Elizabeth, Christopher and Leah Meads, Cody and Chad Turner, Julie, Kirk and Jennifer Jordan; and other loving relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 pm Tuesday, November 23, 1999 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, where Funeral Services will be held 1:30 pm, Wednesday, November 24, 1999.... Interment to follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edgar G. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of Gerald’s first wife, Mary Lucille “Margie” Tilotta Alford; and his sister Virginia Louis Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edgar Gerald 1927 TX1, Edgar Durwood 1902 TX2, Charles Montgomery 1860 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EDGAR PERRY ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 4 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

FORT WORTH—Edgar Pat Alford, 86, a landscaper, died Friday, Jan. 2, 1998, at a local care center. Graveside service: 2 p.m. Monday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park....

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 25, 1911, in Wapanucka, Okla. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

            Survivors: Sisters, Louise Lyle and Helen Wilkinson; and nephew, Robert F. Gunn and his wife, Ruth.

            Thompson’s Harveson & Cole, 702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345.

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Photo from Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar P. Alford (SSDI #issued in TX) was born 25 Dec 1911, contrary to his gravestone but consistent with his obituary. His middle name also differs between the obituary and the gravestone.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Helen Alford Wilkinson, James Perry Alford, and Louise Alford Lyle in this compilation.

            Edgar was the son of Edgar P. Alford and Mittie Griffin.

            From FamilySearch Texas Death Index: Edgar Perry Alford died 2 Jan 1998 in Tarrant Co., TX.

            Photo of his mother’s gravestone from the same cemetery:

 

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Photo from Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edgar Perry 1911 OK1, Edgar P. 1872 TX2, James Perry 1821 TN3, Wiley 1783 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDITH ALFORD BROWN

Aunt of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—20 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

April 30, 1908 – Aug. 18, 2000

 

ROCKDALE—Graveside services for Edith Alford Brown, 92, of Austin are set for 11 a.m. Monday at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston….

            Greg Fenn will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

            Mrs. Brown died Friday at her home. She was born in Milam County and had lived in Austin for six years. She was formerly of Houston and worked as a library clerk at the Methodist Hospital in Houston for 16 years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Mason William Brown. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Harold L. and Dorothy Brown of Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Marolyn and Kenneth R. Robertson Sr. of Austin; three brothers, Oliver Franklin Alford of Marlin, Texas, Weldon Alford of Rockdale and Wilburn Alford of Austin; a sister, June Fenn of Lufkin, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren….

 

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Photo from Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Ewing Alford and Carolina Rose Alford; and her siblings Clarence Ewin Alford, James A. Alford, Luvenia Alford, Oliver Franklin Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, and Wilburne Sessions Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Edith 1908 TX1, Thomas Ewin 1887 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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EDITH FAE ALFORD

 

Ramsey Funeral Home & Crematorium

Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX—_____ May 2012

 

 

            Edith Fae Alford, age 89, of Hutto, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2012, in Hutto. Edith was born on December 31, 1922, in Cordell, Oklahoma to Agie and Emma (Rouse) Alford. Her parents were excited to have their baby on New Year’s Eve, and they looked forward to all the blessing she would provide in the years to come. She attended Texas Tech University and Pepperdine University after high school to further her education. Edith enjoyed her work as a secretary, but gained her selfworth by being a mom and homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. Edith was an individual who put others before herself and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

            To cherish her memory, Edith leaves behind her son, Don R. Jennings of Hutto, Texas; daughter, Anita Jennings Bovit of Wyckoff, New Jersey; sister, Bernice Bewley of Cordell, Oklahoma; and her brother, A.J. Alford of Seattle, Washington.

            Services for Edith will be held privately and at a later date.

            You are invited to leave a message or memory in the memorial guestbook at www.RamseyFuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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EDITH MAE COLE ALFORD

 

STAR COURIER

Plano, Collin Co., TX—17 November 1994

 

PRINCETON [Collin Co.]—Edith Mae Alford, a resident of Princeton, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 1994 in McKinney. She was 92.

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 7, 1902, in Franklin, N.Y., to Marshall and Adeline Cole.

            Survivors include her son, Arthur Cole [Alford?] of Sidney, N.Y.; daughter and son-in-law, Nina and Myron Rettberg of Princeton; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Plano Mutual Cemetery….

            Arrangements were handled by Ted Dickey Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Edith M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) but list her death date as 14 Nov 1994, last residence Princeton, Collin Co., TX.

 

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EDITH MARIE GARRETT ALFORD

Wife of Bryant John Alford, AAFA #0124

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—20 November 1978

 

            Alford, Edith G., age 69, passed away in a local hospital Saturday, November 18, 1978. Native of Amity, Arkansas. Houston resident for 10 years. Member of Sharpstown Baptist Church. Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Tyler Chapter Number 112. Past Queen of Daughters of the Nile, Sharshan Temple Number 127, Social Order of Beaumont.

            Survived by husband, Bryant J. Alford; son, Dr. Bobby R. Alford, both of Houston; daughter, Mrs. Dan Scott, Dallas; grandchildren, Brad, Muffin and Scott Alford, Houston, Debbie, Pam and Holly Scott, Dallas; brothers, Capt. James Garrett, San Clemente, Calif., Watson Garrett, Little Rock, Ark., Col. Don Garrett, Arizona City, Ariz; sisters, Mrs. H.R. Butler, Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Mildred McLellan, Sun City, Florida.

            Services 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 20, 1978, Settegast-Kopf Chapel, Rev. Robert Latham officiating. Services 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 1978, First Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas, Dr. W.M. Shamburger officiating.

            Entombment Cathedral of the Pines. In lieu of usual remembrances, family requests donations to Montague Lane Cancer Research Fund, Baylor College of Medicine or the Methodist Hospital Cancer Research Fund of Houston, Texas.

            Settegast-Kopf Co., 3328 Kirby, Houston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Bryant John Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Patsy Jean “Mimi” Alford Scott in this compilation.

 

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EDITH MATILDA WILLIAMS THORNHILL ALFRED

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Thursday, 28 November 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

DEPORT—Edith Alfred, 76, of Deport, died on Sunday, November 24, 2002. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 29, at Gene Roden’s Sons Chapel.

            She was born on December 12, 1925, a daughter of Claude W. and Mattie Henderson Williams. She married N.C. Alfred on December 20, 1960. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

            Survivors include her husband, N.C. “Jack” Alfred, sons, Dean Thornhill and Earl Thornhill, and sister, Alice Williams.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Edith M. Alfred (SS# issued in TX) but list her birth date as 20 Dec 1925, last residence Deport, Lamar Co., TX.

 

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EDNA ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Tuesday, 4 February 1941

 

CENTER, Texas, Feb. 3—Miss Edna Alford, 76, who died at her home in the Bland Lake community, was one of the charter members of Harmony Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alford and was born in San Augustine County Jan. 16, 1865. She spent her life in San Augustine and Shelby Counties.

            Final rites were held at Salem, with the Rev. Frank Johnson officiating.

FAG photo requested 1/28/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate lists her father as “E. Alford.” His birth place and the name and birth place of her mother are unknown.

            She is buried at Old Salem Cemetery, Center, Shelby Co., TX.

            Although her death certificate confirms the birth date in the obituary, the 1870 census and 1880 censuses seem to indicate that she was born in 1870:

 

1870: No township, San Augustine Co., TX, dwelling #150:

Lem Alford                   55         NC

Margaret                        22         MS

G.W. (male)                    3         LA

E.T. (female)              6/12         TX    born Jan

George Perry                 20         MS

Nancy Perry                  17         MS

 

1880: No township (District 87), Shelby Co., TX, dwelling #310:

Margaret Alford              head        32         MS NC MS        widow

G.W.                                son          13         LA NC MS

E.T. (female)                    dau          10         TX NC MS

G.W. Perry                      brother    26         MS NC MS

 

1880: No township (District 87), Shelby Co., TX, dwelling #212:

Lem Alford                     head        65         NC NC NC widowed, mail carrier

 

            FamilySearch Texas Deaths: G.W. (George Washington) Alford’s death certificate says his parents were Albert Alford and Margaret Perry. He died in 1931, age 64, in San Augustine Co., TX.

 

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EDNA JEWELL MOORE ALFRED

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 1 May 2011

 

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            Edna Jewell Alfred, 87, passed away on April 29, 2011 from complications of diabetes.

            Edna was born on May 25, 1923 in Sabine County, Texas to Willis and Allie Moore of Carthage, TX. Edna moved to Jacinto City, TX upon her marriage to Moody David Alfred on March 11, 1944 who predeceased her on August 25, 1995.

            She was the last surviving sister to: Obie, June, Rabon, Lucille, Ellen. She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Alfred Jennings (Lee) of Crosby, TX and Carolyn Alfred Grohman (James) of Livingston, TX. She is also survived by her stepsons who she loved as her own, Charles Alfred (Janice) of Crockett, TX and Randy Alfred (Glenda) of Montalba, TX. Edna was blessed with 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

            Edna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacinto City. Edna proudly retired from Galena Park ISD and the Jacinto City Nursing Home. During the last five years Edna has resided at San Jacinto Manor in Deer Park where she was an active and much loved resident.

            No birthday party was complete until Grandma arrived with her Buttermilk Fudge Cake. She was an avid sports fan, from the pro teams to little league. Edna delighted in her Astro’s and knew as many stats as the officials. Our Grandma will be remembered for living her life as a Good Samaritan and providing us with unconditional love.

            A visitation will take place on Monday, May 2, 2011 at San Jacinto Memorial Park and Funeral Home (I-10 East) at Noon with funeral to begin at 1:00 P.M. Interment will follow at San Jacinto Cemetery.

 

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PANOLA WATCHMAN

Carthage, Panola Co., TX—Wednesday, 11 May 2011

 

            Edna Jewell Alfred, 87, passed away on April 29, 2011 in Deer Park from complications of diabetes.

            Edna was born on May 25, 1923 in Sabine County to Willis and Allie Moore, of Carthage. Edna moved to Jacinto City upon her marriage to Moody David Alfred on March 11, 1944 who predeceased her on August 25, 1995. She was the last surviving sister to Obie, June, Rabon, Lucille, and Ellen.

            Survivors include her daughters, Shirley Alfred Jennings (Lee), of Crosby, and Carolyn Alfred Grohman (James), of Livingston; her stepsons who she loved as her own, Charles Alfred (Janice), of Crockett, and Randy Alfred (Glenda), of Montalba. Edna was blessed with nine grandchildren, Yvette Torres (Andy), of Goliad, Al Jamail (Rachel), of Crosby, Mark Ayles, of Flint, MI, Amy Clowers (Jacob), of Deer Park, Kerri Rolls, of Deer Park, James “Buster” Anderson, of AR, Matt Alfred (Terri), of TX, Randall Alfred (Heather), of Sarepta, LA, and Colette Alfred-Sikes (Jody), of Minden, LA; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Edna was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacinto City. Edna proudly retired from Galena Park ISD and the Jacinto City Nursing Home. During the last five years Edna has resided at San Jacinto Manor in Deer Park where she was an active and much loved resident.

            No birthday party was complete until Grandma arrived with her Buttermilk Fudge Cake. She was an avid sports fan, from the pro teams to little league. Edna delighted in her Astros and knew as many stats as the officials. Our Grandma will be remembered for living her life as a Good Samaritan and providing us with unconditional love.

            A visitation was held on Monday, May 2, 2011 at San Jacinto Memorial Park and Funeral Home (I-10 East) at noon with funeral beginning at 1 p.m. Burial followed at San Jacinto Cemetery.

            Serving as pallbearers were Adam Torres, Joshua Torres, Al Jamail, Bobby Jennings, Jacob Clowers, and Cameron Alfred.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna Jewell Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Crosby, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Moody David Alfred, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation.

 

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EDNA MAE CHAMPAGNE ALFORD

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 4 September 2003

 

            Edna Mae (Champagne) Alford passed from this world on September 1, 2003. The daughter of Bud and Permilia Champagne, Edna was born on June 8, 1913 in Kirbyville, Texas, and had three brothers and two sisters. She was a graduate of Pineland High School in Pineland, Texas. Ms. Alford was retired from Goose Creek Independent School District. She was an active member of Memorial Baptist Church of Baytown, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and took part in the Living Christmas Tree for many years. She was winner of Ms. Senior Beauty Pageant in 2001 and 2003. Ms. Alford was a member of the Knights of Pithian Sisters.

            Edna became the bride of Lester Alford on Jan. 3, 1938. Mr. Alford passed away in March of 1983.

            Ms. Alford is survived by son, Melvin Keith Alford and wife Diana Alford of Beach City; one brother, Johnnie Champagne and wife Bobbie of Navarre Beach, Florida; and one sister, Lucille McMillin of Kirbyville, Texas. Survivors also include Amy and David Wotipka and their children, Mallory, Kyle, and Evan Keith of Richmond, Texas; Cyndy and Randy Friery and their children, Dustin Dewayne, Shelby and Haley of Pasadena; and Chambra and Stephen Brown and son, Eric Lance, of Beach City; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            Ms. Alford’s family extends special thanks to the following for their help and support: Chaplain Gary Burroughs, Memorial Baptist, Baytown; Barbara Wotipka Bierstedt, R.N., Director of Nurses, Country Village Care, Angleton, Texas; Central Nursing Agency and staff, Angleton, Texas; and Chaplain Ron Lynn and Marylou Lynn, R.N.; and hospice nurses of A-Med Community Hospice, Texas City, Texas.

            Family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, September 4, 2003 at Earthman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, September 5, 2003 at Earthman Funeral Home Chapel, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX with Chaplain Gary W. Burroughs officiating and singing special music.

            Interment will follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown TX. 281-422-8181....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna M. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Baytown, Harris Co., TX.

 

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EDNA PEARL HECKLER BILDER ALFORD TURNER

 

[She died in TX, we are also including her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because she had lived in TX only one month and had close ties to LA.]

 

MORNING ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Tuesday, 26 May 1970

 

            Turner, Mrs. Edna Alford—Died Saturday, May 23, at San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown, Tex. She was 56, a resident of 2775 Elgin St. and a native of Upperliehigh, Pa.

            Body at Rabenhorst Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by her nephew, the Rev. Wayne Kaufman. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

            Survived by her husband, Frank H. Turner, Baton Rouge; eight sisters, Mrs. Laura Larson, Boston, Mass., Mrs. Ruth Cosgrove, Mrs. Thelma Potoskie and Mrs. Mary McLaughlin, all of Freeland, Mass., Mrs. Edith Edmonds, Harrisburg, Mass., Mrs. Martha Amend, Ashland, Mass., and Mrs. Lorraine Kaufman, Gordon, Mass.; and four brothers, William Heckler, Freeland, Thomas Heckler, Ashland, Ralph Heckler, Boston Run, Mass., and Walter Heckler, Allentown, Mass.

 

Photo from Port Hudson National Cemetery, Zachary, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Owens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her second husband, William Carey Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Edna’s first husband was Allen Chester Bilder. Chester and Edna Bilder, both age 25, are listed on the 1940 census in Gordon, Schuylkill Co., PA. Living with them is Edna’s sister Lorraine Heckler, age 20.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate (Baytown, Harris Co., TX) lists her parents, Walter Heckler and Martha Davis, and her birth date, 30 Sept 1913 in PA. She had lived in Baytown for one month.

 

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EDNA VESTA ALFORD GIDDINGS

AAFA #0233

Sister of Betty Alford Davis, AAFA #0223, and Josephine Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235

Half-sister of Dorothy Alford, AAFA #0234, and Murray Luther Alford, Jr., AAFA #0236

 

Photo from AAFA files

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 6 June 1999

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            In loving memory of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Vesta A. Giddings, born in Amite, LA, on April 2, 1905, she passed away Friday, June 4, 1999.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Harold D. Giddings, USNMC (Ret.).

            She is survived by her daughters, Vesta G. Bowden [AAFA #0537], Mattie Lou Fry [AAFA #0454] and her husband, H.M. Fry; grandchildren, Mary Vesta Mellard and her husband Randy, Bert Bowden and his wife Connie, Mark Fry, Matt Fry and his wife Rhonda, Cherie Bowden, Tracy Adair and her husband Jeff, Elizabeth Fry; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends.

            Family will receive friends from 6:00–8:00 p.m. Monday, Earthman Bellaire Chapel, Funeral Services: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1999, Bellaire United Methodist Church Chapel, 4417 Bellaire at Newcastle.... Interment: Houston National Cemetery.

 

Photo from Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Don & Margaret

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vesta A. Giddings (SS# issued in WA), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her half-siblings Helen Singer Alford Cook and Jacob Harris Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her father, Murray Luther Alford Sr.; and half-brothers Murray Peter Alford and Murray Luther “Plug” Alford Jr., AAFA #0236, in Louisiana Obituaries; sister Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223; and her sister Josephine Louise Alford Carrigan, AAFA #0235, in California Obituaries.

            On the 1910 census in Tangipahoa Parish, LA, Vesta E. Alford, age 5 born LA, is the oldest child of Murray L. and Finnie P. Alford.

 

This great lady was an inspiration to all who knew her. Though she was AAFA’s oldest member—94 on her last birthday—she never missed an annual meeting after she discovered AAFA. She attended every meeting from Houston in 1989 through Paducah in 1998. She was a personal inspiration to me. I had the pleasure to meet her personally before I ever heard of most of the AAFA members. Her daughter Vesta Bowden was working here in the St. Louis area back in the early 1980s when Vesta came to visit her. She’d heard about my “Alford interest” and called and wanted to know if she and her daughter could call on us. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and learned to love her immediately. I think she seeded the love that so many of us talk about that permeates the annual meetings. She became a shining light for me when she visited here, and that light will never dim.

 

—Gil Alford, AAFA President

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edna Vesta 1905 LA1, Murray Luther 1873 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EDWARD IRA BAILEY ALFORD

 

FAIRFIELD RECORDER

Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX—Friday, 9 December 1887

 

            Mr. Ed Alford, an old resident of our county, who has been living ten miles north-east of Fairfield, near Young, died Tuesday night [December 6] from the effects of hemorrhage of the stomach.

            He came to Freestone, from Calloway county, Kentucky, about 1852 and had been in permanent resident of the county since. He was a good, quiet citizen and was well liked by his neighbors.

            He leaves a wife and seven or eight children, besides other relatives, to mourn his death.

            The deceased was a brother of our townsman, Dr. J.R. Alford, and Mr. Aaron Alford, near Young.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandchildren Nora Vergie Alford Lee and Johnie Alford; and brothers John Rankin Alford and Aaron Ransom Alford in this compilation.

            From AAFA records: He married Susan M. Ivye on 23 July 1868 in Freestone Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edward Ira Bailey 1837 TN1, Alsey 1802 NC2, Ira Bailey 1781 NC3, Isaac 1748 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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EDWARD JACKSON “BUD” ALFORD

Father of Randall Lynn Alford, AAFA #0052

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 21 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Alford, Edward J. (Bud), 64, of Richardson and formerly of Garland, passed away December 19, 1998 in Richardson. Born in Pickton [Hopkins Co.], TX on March 24, 1934, to the Rev. Roy and Lela Alford. He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church in Garland. He retired after 45 years in the retail grocery business.

            Survived by his wife of 39 years, Maxine Alford; two sons, Douglas Edward Alford & wife, Brenda, of Garland, TX and Randall Lynn Alford & wife, Sylvia, of Palm Bay, FL; a daughter Reneé Sessions & husband, Lewis, of San Antonio, TX; two brothers; three sisters; four grandchildren; a step grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am. Tuesday in Williams Funeral Chapel.... Interment will follow in Garland Memorial Park....

 

Photo from Garland Memorial Park, Garland, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from James - redbike5@verizon.net – email sent 8/28/2012 – again 9/21/2013

Taken by photographer James

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edward J. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Richardson, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Sylvia Maxine Gentry Alford; his son Douglas Edward Alford; and his grandfather Andrew Jackson Alford in this compilation.

            Edward Jackson Alford was born in Hopkins Co., TX, the son of George Leroy Alford and Lela Frances Grice. He m. (1) May 30 1952, Bonnie J. Scroggins, b. Mar 23 1934, Hall Co., TX, m. (2) Feb 13 1960, Sylvia Maxine Gentry. More detailed information on this family was included with the obituary in the Summer 1999 issue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Edward Jackson 1930 TX1, George Leroy 1905 TX2, Andrew Jackson 1880 MS3, James Henry 1857 MS4, John Madison 1826 GA5, John 1801 NC6.

 

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EFFIE MARTHA ALFORD MOBLEY

 

GATESVILLE MESSENGER

Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX—3 December 2003

 

LYTTON SPRINGS [Caldwell Co.]—Effie Mobley, 88, of Lytton Springs and formerly of Mound, died on November 25 at a Lockhart nursing home.

            Mrs. Mobley was born on January 27, 1915, near Crawford, to the late Will and Hester Pearl [Troutt] Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Hodge of Lytton Springs and Joyce Van Cleave of Marlin; sisters, Marybelle Donaldson of Fort Worth and Ellen Gibbons of Waco; a brother, Robert Alford of Valley Mills; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Gatesville Funeral Home. Burial was in Mound Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Effie M. Mobley (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dale, Caldwell Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Robert Lee Alford and Thomas Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Effie Martha 1915 TX1, William A. 1870 TN2, John B. 1831 TN3, John Bibb 1790 VA4, John 1760 VA5, William 1738 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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ELBERT ROBERT ALFORD, JR.

Father of Joanna Lynn “JoLynn” Alford Long, AAFA #0718

Grandfather of Elbert Robert Alford III, AAFA #0796

Brother of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

 

Photo from his daughter JoLynn Alford Long

Used with permission

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Thursday, 14 November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

SHAW, MS—Elbert Robert Alford Jr., 75, of Padre Island, Texas, and formerly of Shaw [MS] died Monday, Nov. 11, 1996, at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

            Graveside services were held at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. He was buried with full military honors.

            Mr. Alford retired from the U.S. Air Force after 32 years of service.

            He is survived by his wife, Lucille Alford of Padre Island; three children, Elbert Robert Alford III of North Bend, Wash., JoLynn Alford Long of Georgetown, Texas, and John Alford of Padre Island; a sister, Frances W. Franklin of Springfield, Mo. two brothers, Claude Hines Alford of Flemington, Mo., and John Wiggins Alford of LaMesa, Calif. and four grandchildren, John Robert Alford, Elbert Robert Alford, IV, Shannon Fincher Langford and Jamie Leigh Alford.

 

Photo from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

© 2010 LKat on Find A Grave. Used with permission.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elbert Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Jan 1921, last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Josephine Fincher Howell Alford Marquis, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Claude Hines Alford Sr. and Frances Willard Alford Franklin in Missouri Obituaries; his brother John Wiggins Alford in California Obituaries; and his father, Elbert Robert Alford Sr. in Mississippi and North Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            His lineage: Elbert Robert 1921 MS1, Elbert Robert 1897 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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ELIGHIA ALFRED, JR.

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Monday, 25 October 2004

 

            Mr. Elighia Alfred, Jr. 70 of Bleakwood [Newton Co.] died Thursday, October 21, 2004 at his residence in Bleakwood.

            Services for Mr. Alfred will be Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 1:00 P.M. at the Boloxi C.M.E. Church with interment following at Boloxi Evergreen Cemetery in the Boloxi Community in Bon Wier.

            Survivors include his wife; Dorothy Alfred of Bleakwood, five sons; Charles Alfred, Mickey Alfrred, Carl Alfred and Archie Alfred all of Kirbyville, Craig Alfred of Beaumont, two daughters; Linda Alfred of Bleakwood and Glinda Mitchell of Fort Worth, two sisters; Modester Johnson of Bleakwood and Odester Roseman of Kirbyville, three brothers; Johnny Alfred, J.D. Alfred and Clint Alfred allof Bleakwood, sixteen Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren.

            Services under the direction of Robinson Community Funeral Home. Robinson Community Funeral Home P.O. Box 52 Jasper, Tx. 75951 (409)384-3665

 

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ELIJAH CLARENCE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Wednesday, 25 May 1988

 

            Services for Elijah Clarence Alford of Longview will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at McCabe United Methodist Church....

            Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Haughton [Bossier Parish], La., under the direction of Citizens Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday.

            He was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Shreveport, La., and was a lieutenant colonel in the Navy and Army during World War II. He was a member of McCabe United Methodist Church and served as steward, trustee, layman and choir member.

            Survivors include his aunts, Evelyn Glover of Longview, Annie Lou Tatum of Stephens, Ark., and Mrs. Artie Ball of Houghton, La.; and uncles, Harry of Haughton, and Hannebal Tyler of Beaumont.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his brother Emmett Alford, Jr. in this compilation.

 

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ELIZA ANN BELL MITCHELL ALFORD

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—Tuesday, 8 January 2002

 

ODESSA—Eliza Ann Alford went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at the age of 90 years old. Ann passed away in Cibolo at the home of her daughter following a lengthy illness.

            Eliza Ann Bell Mitchell Alford was born March 9, 1911, in Cleburne County, Heflin, Ala. She moved with her parents, William Ritter Bell and Nancy Lou Ella Hunnicutt Bell, to settle in Post Oak near Paris, Texas, as a small child. She married Ernest Mitchell, father of her daughter, Billie Lou, in 1934. She married William Clarence Alford on Aug. 3, 1944, and he preceded her in death in 1982.

            Ann was a longtime member of Crescent Park Baptist Church, which she loved and was active in Sunday school, WMU and Vacation Bible School. She served as chairman of the Benevolence Committee for many years and was involved in many other church activities. Ann was currently a member of the Cibolo Valley Baptist Church. She volunteered for many charitable organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes. Ann was a charter member of the Auxiliary at Odessa Regional Hospital where she had served as president, vice president and chairman of the Gift Shop. She volunteered her time weekly in the auxiliary gift shop until she became ill several years ago and had completed 25 years of volunteer service. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Odessa also. Ann worked for many years as manager of the Sally Ann Dress Stores in Texas and Louisiana. She had lived in Beaumont, Kermit, Monahans and had been a resident of Odessa since 1959.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clarence Alford; her parents; and by four brothers, Howard Bell, Roy Bell, Jimmy Bell and Hugh Bell. She was also preceded in death by two half brothers, Charlie and Benjamin Bell.

            She is survived by a daughter, Billie Lou Mitchell Tone and husband Gene of Cibolo, with whom she had made her home the past two years. Four grandchildren, Candy Ann Powell and husband Wid of Odessa, Melody Elaine Bamburg and husband Jerry of Corrigan, Chere Michelle Tone of Cedar Park and Timothy Andrew Tone of San Antonio, also survive her. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Christopher Powell and wife Krista of Weinert, Holly Powell Calvert and husband Raymond of Fort Worth, Jerrod Bamburg and Eliza Ann Bamburg of Corrigan, and a great-great-grandson, Dylan Scott Calvert of Fort Worth. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

            “Bubber” as she was called by her grandchildren, who loved her dearly, had a quick smile, twinkling eyes and a gift of love for those around her. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

            Gene Tone, her son-in-law, pastor of Cibolo Valley Baptist Church, preached funeral services at Cibolo Valley Baptist Church in Cibolo on Monday, Jan. 7, 2002. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 8, 2002, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.

            Schertz Funeral Home in Schertz will be handling the services.

 

 

 

Photos from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LaDonna Greer Collett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eliza A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Cibolo, Guadalupe Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of her stepson Clarence Buel Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Eliza was William Clarence Alford’s third wife. William’s first wife was Laura Leah LeBlanc.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Clarence 1894 KY1, Pleasant Lee 1869 KY2, Peter Henderson 1831 KY3, William 1804 VA4, William 1775 VA5.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD BITEMAN CLARK

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—1 November 1980

 

            Clark, Mrs. Elizabeth—Survived by husband, Marvin E. Clark; son, Charles Ralph Biteman, Jr.; daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Rutledge; mother, Mrs. Clara R. Alford; sister, Mrs. Margie Dunbar; grandchildren, Michelle Marie Biteman, John Charles Rutledge.

            Services 1 p.m., Saturday, Troy Suggs Chapel, Rev. Roy Alford officiating. Interment services 5 p.m., Saturday, Woodard Cemetery, Elkhart, Texas. Troy Suggs Funeral Home, 7623 Military Pkwy….

 

Elizabeth Alford Clark

Photo from Woodard Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nancy Franklin-Walling Bundrick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth Clark (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 July 1925 and died _____ Oct 1980, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            Elizabeth is listed on the 1930 census in Precinct 1, Freestone Co., TX, dwelling #261: Mack J. Alford, age 50 b. TX (parents b. TN and AL), age 31 at first marriage, mechanic at blacksmith shop; his wife Clara, 33TX; daughter Margie 8 TX, son Aralc M. 5 TX, and daughter Elizabeth 4 TX. In dwelling #256 is Mack’s brother: Aralc L. Alford, 59 TX (parents b. TN and AL), single, mechanic at blacksmith shop.

            The memorial for Elizabeth’s father at Find A Grave lists him as Mack Jamison Alford and says that both Mack and his son Aralc Monroe Alford drowned in the Trinity River. Mack’s wife is listed as Clara Rebecca Anderson Alford. Clara, Mack, and Aralc share a gravestone in Antioch Cemetery in Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX. Mack’s parents are M.J.A. Alford, 1831–_____, and Elizabeth R. Waldrum Alford, 1844–1915.

 

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ELIZABETH ANN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 20 March 2010

 

            Alford, Elizabeth Ann—Age 78, of Richardson, TX, died on March 17, 2010. North Dallas Funeral Home 972-241-9100.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth Ann Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 10 Sept 1931, last residence Richardson, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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ELIZABETH BURTON ALFRED

Great-Aunt of Andy Leath, AAFA #0045

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 17 May 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

CHANDLER—Graveside services for Elizabeth Burton Alfred, 95, Chandler, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Bascom Cemetery. She passed away on May 15, 2002. Burial was in the cemetery under the direction of the Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler.

            Born on December 31, 1906 in Tyler where she lived her entire life. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Street United Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Mary Alice Alfred of Athens, daughters, Betty Lee of Houston, Patsy Bryans of Brownsboro, nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandsons.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, R. Ross Alfred, son, W.R. Alfred, and grandsons, David Howard Alfred and Phillip Wayne Alfred.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother-in-law Warren Houpert Alfred Sr. in this compilation.

            Robert Ross Alfred, the husband of the deceased, was the brother of AAFA member Andy Leath’s grandmother, Benjie Marie Alfred. Robert and Benjie were children of Horace Crawford Alfred, born June 15, 1872 in Caddo Parish, LA. He married Eula Artenia Howard Jan. 2, 1896 in Smith Co., TX. Horace was the son of Waymon Marcellus Alfred, born Oct. 13, 1846 in Caddo Parish, and Georgia Elizabeth Rutherford. Waymon was the son of Warren Alfred born Dec. 14, 1816 in North Carolina. He married (1) Rachel Ray 1842 in Caddo Parish and (2) Susan D. Hudson 1858 in Caddo Parish. Warren was in Caddo Parish as early as 1839 when he witnessed a deed involving his future father-in-law, John Ray.

 

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ELLE KENNEDY ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Probably Houston, TX—_____ October 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Elle Kennedy Alford, widow of the late Reverend Chauncie A. Alford, expired October 19, 1988. Mrs. Alford received her Masters Degree at Prairie View A&M University. Her first assignment was teaching in Boone Settlement (Sweeney Texas) where she did a marvelous service for the School and Community. Later she taught in HISD for several decades prior to retiring. She served as a faithful member of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church and worked in many capacities under the late Rev. Price and the present Pastor.

            Surviving her demise 3 daughters, Mrs. Mattie B. Collins, Florence M. Jones, Vernell Sadberry, 2 sons–in–law, Waldo D. Jones, Dr. Lonnie Sadberry, devoted cousins Harry Jenkins and Imogene Jenkins, 1 sister, Willie N. Beasley, brother, Connie Kennedy.

            …. Funeral Monday 11:00 A.M. Greater Zion Baptist Church 3201 Trulley…. Interment Houston Memorial Garden. Duncan Funeral Home, 5806 North Wayside Drive, Houston, Texas 77028. 672–8782.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Chauncie A. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELMA MARIE GAUTREAUX ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 30 April 2010

 

Marie Alford

 

            Funeral services for Marie Alford, age 74, of Frankston, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Autry Funeral Home chapel, Frankston, with the Rev. Danny Dawdy and Chaplain Lawrence Gautreaux officiating.

            Burial will follow at Garden Oaks Memorial Park, Berryville.

            Mrs. Alford passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010, in Tyler.

            She was born June 6, 1935, in Leonville, La.

            Mrs. Alford was a Christian and a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Alford, and parents, Eddie and Polita Gautreaux.

            Survivors include daughter, Louise Stanley of Victoria; son, Gordon Alford and wife Sherry of Bloomington; brothers, Edmond Gautreaux of Niceville, Fla., Milton Gautreaux of Pasadena, Andy Gautreaux of Port Barre, La., Eddie Gautreaux Jr. of Duson, La., and Lawrence Gautreaux of Maurice, La.; sister, Margi Boudreaux of Carencola, La.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Milton Gautreaux, Andy Gautreaux, Eddie Gautreaux, Lawrence Gautreaux, Margi Boudreaux and Dewayne Stanley.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Stanley, Ryan Alford and Shelly Bucek.

            The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2010, at Autry Funeral Home, Frankston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elma Marie Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Frankston, Anderson Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Billy Joe Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELMER ADRON ALFORD

AAFA #0608

 

Elmer Adron Alford and his wife Willie Jean at AAFA’s 1993 Annual Meeting in Louisiana

Photo from AAFA archives

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 29 June 1998

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Elmer Adron Alford, born 10-28-16, died 6-27-98. Survived by wife, Willie Jean; daughters Joyce Harson and Nancy Dawkins, granddaughter Shelly Dawkins and sister, Thelma McGeorge.

            Mr. Alford was a Merchant Marine in the Naval Reserve, a Master Mariner, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

            Service 1 pm Tues. June 30, 1998 at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel of the Woods. Miller Funeral Services, 8434 Pontiac, 981-1184.

 

In another article:

 

THE MASTER, MATE & PILOT

September–October 1998

 

            Elmer A. Alford, of Houston, TX, died on June 27, 1998, at the age of 81. Mr. Alford last sailed as First Mate aboard the Transport for Eagle Terminal Tankers. He retired in June 1976. During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and walking his dog Kaleen....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elmer A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his twin sister, Thelma Alford McGeorge, AAFA #0603, in this compilation.

            Detailed information on Elmer’s Alford ancestry was included with the “In Remembrance” article in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999.

            Elmer and Thelma attended AAFA’s 1993 meeting in St. Francisville, LA, and were celebrating their 77th birthday later that month. Unknown to them, Gil Alford obtained from their children several funny and interesting stories from their childhood that he told after the Saturday night dinner. At first they didn’t know who he was talking about, but when they figured it out and Gil identified them, wishing them a happy birthday, they had tears in their eyes. We missed seeing them at future meetings, which they could not attend because of Elmer’s wife Willie Jean’s health.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Elmer Adron 1916 TX1, Adron Corbet 1893 TX2, Jessie Powell 1870 TX3, Needham Bryant 1836 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ELMER EARL ALFORD

 

Elmer E. Alford

Photo from Bailey and Foster Funeral Home

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—3 February 2010

 

            Services for Elmer E. Alford, 87, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Dan Manuel officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, La. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

            He was born Aug. 1, 1922 in Edgerly, La. to Lee and Lavada Ethel Leach Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ. He was retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a senior warden. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.

            Mr. Alford served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and retired after 22 years of service as a flight engineer with the 509th Air Refueling Squadron of the 509th Bomb Wing. He was a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 395 of Palestine, and a past Master of the Tyre Lodge No. 198 of Tennessee Colony. He was a member of Cars of Palestine.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruba Mae Schattel and Loretta Patton; and a brother, Kenneth Lee Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maurice P. Alford of Palestine; a daughter, Carolyn A. Martin; a son, Jimmy E. Alford and wife Jeannette of Palestine; a sister, Lavada Apodaca of Colmesneil; a brother, W.P. (Chubby) Alford of Palestine; three grandchildren, Chris Alford of Moody, Michael Martin and wife Shea of Allen, and Kelli Anne Robinson and husband Cody of Lovelady; and a great-grandson, John Michael Martin Jr.

Pallbearers will be Chris Alford, Michael Martin, Cody Robinson, Larry Schattel, Montee Poole and Lee Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be George Patton, Gary Schattel, Randy Apodaca and Kenny Alford.

            Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

            Memorials may be made to the David E. Foster Hospice Unit at Palestine Regional Medical Center, 2900 S. Loop 256, Palestine, Texas 75801.

            To view online, leave condolences or sign the guestbook go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Elmer Earl Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Palestine, Anderson Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Maurice P. “Recie” Thomason Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELNOR DORIS HILL PIERCE ALFORD

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—14 March 2001

 

            Funeral services for Doris Pierce Alford, 74, of Gardendale, formerly of Brownwood, were held March 11, 2001 at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Greenleaf Cemetery. She passed away on March 8, 2001, at Medical Center Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was born on November 18, 1926, in Milam County. She married Roy. C. Alford on August 3, 1979, in Rankin. He survives.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Pierce, in 1976, three sisters, and six brothers.

            Also surviving are daughters, Earline (Ronnie) of Pflugerville and Elsie (James) Peck of Gardendale, son, Richard L. (Ruth) Pierce of Brownwood, brother, Cecil Hill of Illinois, six grandchildren, Steven Dodd, Johnny Dodd, Travis Pierce, Rikki Lynne Butts, and Cole Lawler, a stepson, Randy (Casey) Alford of Gardendale, a stepdaughter, Maricia Dowden of Granbury, nine stepgrandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elnor D. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 18 Nov 1926 and died 9 March 2001 (different than obituary and gravestone), last residence Gardendale, Ector Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her second husband’s lineage: Roy Clifton TX1, Elton Clyde 1894 TX2, Julius Caesar 1864 TX3, Marmaduke 1833 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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ELSIE IOWA RICE ALFORD

 

Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the submitter, James Taylor

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—24 March 1950

 

            Alford, Elsie Iowa, 702 First Ave., passed away Wednesday [March 22]. Survived by husband W.J. [sic] Alford; daughters, Mrs. Edna Hopkins, Mrs. Blanche Lowe, Mrs. Virginia Kattes, Mrs. Mary Louise Benedick [sic], Mrs. Dorothy Pritchett, Miss Hazel Alford, Mrs. Emma Jordan; son, Dick Alford, all of Dallas; mother, Mrs. W.H. Rice; brother, Tom Rice, both of Kansas City; nine grandchildren.

            Services 3 p.m. Friday, Crane-Longley Funeral Chapel, 4709 Ross Ave., T-3-9919, Rev. John W. Jordan officiating. Interment Restland Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers: Donald Jordan, Eugene Jordan, Joe Dunn, Donald Pritchett, J.C. Pritchett, Sam Pritchett Jr.

 

Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Kinchen Alford; children Blanche Elizabeth Alford Lowe Parrish, Dorothy Ann Alford Pritchett, Elsie Virginia Jennie” Alford Kattes, Mary Louise Alford Benedict; and stepchildren Emma Mae Alford Jordan Branch and John Richard “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born 9 Dec 1894 in NC, the daughter of Wm. H. Rice and Iona Carpenter. The informant is listed as W.J. Alford.

 

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ELSIE LUCILLE ALFORD

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Sunday, 21 November 1993

 

            Alford, Elsie, 64, of Ammansville [Fayette Co.] died Friday [November 19]. Services 3:30 p.m. today, Sergeant-Memorial Funeral Home, La Grange. Burial La Grange City Cemetery.

 

Photo from La Grange Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Atti

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 Jan 1929 and died _____ Nov 1993, last residence Schulenburg, Fayette Co., TX.

            FamilySearch Texas Death Index 1964–1998 lists Elsie Lucille Alford, died 19 Nov 1993 in Colorado Co., TX.

 

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ELSIE VIRGINIA “JENNIE” ALFORD KATTES

 

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LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 27 November 2010

 

            Elsie Virginia “Jennie” Kattes, 89, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, following a long illness.

            Funeral services for Jennie will be held at 12 p.m., Monday, November 29, 2010, at Rader Funeral Home in Longview. Interment will follow in Rosewood Mausoleum. The Reverend James Craver, longtime family friend and Associate Pastor of First Baptist Church of Allen, Texas, will officiate, assisted by Brother Ben Clayton, Pastor Emeritus at Fellowship Baptist Church in Longview. The family will receive visitors from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2010, at the funeral home.

            Jennie was born September 25, 1921, in Dallas, Texas, to William and Elsie Alford.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her five sisters, Edna Hopkins, Blanche Parrish, Mary Benedict, Dorothy Pritchett and Hazel Shipp, as well as her granddaughter, Chelsea Annette Jones.

            She is survived by her husband of 66 years, JB Kattes; daughters and sons-in-law, Janette and Sonny Auld of Longview and Susie and Sammy Jones of Grand Saline; grandchildren, Lori Dixon, Lance Kattes, Brittany McSchooler and Matthew Jones; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Justin Dixon, Jara Brilee Kattes and Chase Michael McSchooler; sister-in-law, Mildred Kattes; brother-in-law, Billy C. Benedict; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

            Jennie was a homemaker and caregiver to children. She was a Nursery Coordinator and Sunday School teacher for four- and five-year olds for almost 40 years at Central Baptist Church. She was a current member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was loved by all who knew her.

            The family wishes to thank caregivers from Margaret’s House Beacon Hospice and Whispering Pines Lodge Nursing Home for their dedicated care of Jennie during her illness….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elsie Virginia Kattes (SS# issued in TX), last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Kinchen Alford and Elsie Iowa Rice Alford; sisters Blanche Elizabeth Alford Lowe Parrish, Dorothy Ann Alford Pritchett, Mary Louise Alford Benedict; and half-siblings Emma Mae Alford Jordan Branch and John Richard “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Elsie Virginia 1921 TX1, William Kinchen 1874 GA2, John Franklin 1837 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ELSTON ALFORD

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ August 1996

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

A PIONEER IN THE PINEY POINT COMMUNITY

            Elston Alford, 88, a lifetime resident of Houston, Texas, residing at 9204 Rasmus Drive went home to be with the Lord on August 22, 1996 at 3:40 p.m.

            He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church at 3401 Jeanetta for 77 years....

            Survivors include five daughters, Hazel Jeffero, Blanche Brooks, Ida Alford, Lena Buckmire and Rosanna Sanders; three sons, Samuel Alford, Leroy Alford and Richard Alford; one sister Hallie Smith, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

            Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 28, 1996 11:00 a.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Wake service will be held Tuesday, August 27, 1996 from 6:00 p.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Internment - Paradise North....

 

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ELTON LAVON ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—21 December 2012

 

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            Memorial services for Elton Lavon Alford, 73, of Frankston are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Lloyd James Funeral Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.

            Elton passed away on Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at his residence in Frankston. He was a supervisor for Reynolds & Kay, building highways before his retirement. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army.

            He was born on June 21, 1939, in Bullard to Elton and Kate Ivey Alford. He is survived by his companion, Joan Alford; two daughters, Elizabeth “Liz” Sheppard and Stacie Breeden; two sisters; one brother; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren .

            Elton was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gary Alford; and son, Michael Scarborough.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Joseph Elton Alford and Kate Helen Faye Ivey Alford; and brother Gary Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELWARD BALDY ALFORD

 

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Photo from Janice Marie Stogsdill Smith, AAFA #0152

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—Tuesday, 7 February 2006

 

            Services for Elward B. Alford, 93, of Tyler [Smith Co.] are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006, at Stewart Family Funeral Chapel....

            Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler.

            Mr. Alford passed away Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, in Tyler.

            Elward was born to the late Lawrence Allen and Margaret Swanzy Alford on Oct. 29, 1912, in Shelbyville. He lived in the Tyler and Palestine area since the end of World War II. He proudly served as a sailor on the USS Lexington being one of the first sailors to enter Tokyo after World War II. During his career as School Superintendent of Westwood I.S.D., he saw it develop from a four room country school to a Class 3A school and always had a great affection for his students. After retirement, he became director of Trinity Valley Teachers Credit Union. He was a member of Noonday U.M.C. and past member of Holmes Chapel U.M.C. in Palestine. He served his community as city councilman in Palestine for three terms and mayor pro-tem one term. He was also a member of the Palestine Lions Club. Elward will be remembered for the service he gave his community and great love he had for his family.

            Elward is survived by his loving family including his daughters, Judith McDonald and husband Pace III of Palestine and Jo Quinata of Gresham; son, Kenny Alford and wife, Melinda of Lavon; seven grandchildren, Amanda Estes, Pace McDonald IV, Lorena Quinata, Matthew Quinata, Leilani Quinata, Noel Quinata, and Sarah Kate Alford; seven great-grandchildren; and dear friend, Ophelia Causey of Grand Saline.

            Pallbearers will be Kenny Alford, Matthew Quinata, Noel Quinata, Jack Estes, Pace McDonald III, and Pace McDonald IV....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elward Baldy Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Palestine, Anderson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lorena Gilmore Alford; and his brother Willie Lawrence Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Elward Baldy 1912 TX1, Lawrence Allen 1879 TX2, Baldy A. 1852 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ELZIE DRYDEN ALFRED

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Thursday, 23 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

CONROE—Funeral services for Mr. Elzie Dryden Alfred, 86, of Conroe were held on Thursday, January 23, at the Cashner Colonial Chapel. Interment was in Old Zion Cemetery in Kennard.

            Mr. Alfred was born on April 15, 1916, in the Center Hill community of Houston County to Richard and Elzona Padgett Alfred and passed away on January 20, 2003 in Conroe. A long-time resident of Pasadena, he moved to the Conroe area following his retirement as a machinist/toolmaker. Mr. Alfred was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church of Pasadena and attended the Bible Baptist of Conroe.

            Survivors include his daughters Jeanie (Jack) Crumpler of Willis and Trish (Mike) White of San Antonio; grandchildren Gary (Michelle) White of Pasadena, Jeanie Marie (Russell) Cravens of Pearland, Joshua White of San Antonio, Julie (Laird) Little of Houston, Jill (Gerald) Van Der Weff, and Jan (Mike) Nell, all of Conroe; ten great-grandchildren; sisters Alpha Morgan [and] Frances Kendrick, both of Rosenberg, and Ellena Hamlin of Lovelady; sisters-in-law Marie Alfred of Elkhart and Edna Alfred of Jacinto City; and brother-in-law D.L. Price.

            His wife, Beila Vedelia, preceded him in death.

 

Alpha Marian Alfred Morgan, 88; Richard Henry “R. H.” Alfred, Jr., 73; & Elzie Dryden Alfred, 82 - Alfred Family Reunion - Saturday, 16 May 1998, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX

 

Photos from Old Zion Cemetery, Kennard, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colette Alfred-Sikes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elzie D. Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Conroe, Montgomery Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Frances Alfred Kendrick Bartee and Moody David Alfred in this compilation.

            Richard Henry Alfred, the father of Elzie, was born Nov. 21, 1885 in Houston Co., TX. He died there Aug. 9, 1950, and is buried in the Jim English Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His ALFRED lineage: Elzie Dryden 1916 TX1, Richard Henry 1886 TX2, David Richard 18523, David Turner 1813 VA4.

 

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EMERY OLIVER ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 10 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral services for Emory [sic] Oliver Alford, 75, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with burial in Forest Grove Cemetery....

            Mr. Alford died Thursday, Sept. 3 in a Fort Worth hospital. He was a Forest Grove community resident.

            He was born Sept. 27, 1922 in Rockdale to Emory James and Annie (Matthews) Alford. He graduated from Rockdale High School in 1940. He worked as a tool pusher in oil production. Mr. Alford moved from Alice and then worked for Higgenbothen and Glastron Boat Company. He was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church and a member of the Woodmen of the World.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Billy Alford; and a sister, Lucille Young.

            Survivors include a son, Emory Eugene Alford of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a grandson, Jonathon Alford; a brother Jack Alford of Rockdale; and four sisters, Dixie Cleveland of Rockdale, Annie Mae McKee, Carrie Guthrie and Mary Lee Harris, all of Fort Worth; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pall bearers were Lee Young, Charles Alford, James Ray Young, Ray Harris, Ray Daniels and James Bratton....

 

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Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Emery O. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Annie Mae Matthews Alford, siblings Annie Mae Alford McKee, Clarence Uriah “Jack” Alford, Dixie Lou Alford Cleveland, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” Alford, Ida Lucille Alford Young, and Mary Lee Alford Harris; and grandparents Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Emery Oliver 1922 TX1, Emery James 1899 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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EMMA CINTHA BAILEY STOVALL ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 27 August 1955

 

CLEBURNE, Texas—Funeral services will be held here at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Emma Alford, 82, who died in LaMarque. She had lived for the last 29 years at Kleberg.

            The Rev. J.C. Lott will conduct the services in the Crosier-Pearson chapel, and burial will be in the Caddo Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sons, Chesley Smith of Cleburne, Melvin Stovall of Houston and James Stovall of Truth or Consequences, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Fox of Fort Worth and Mrs. Frankie Knapp of League City; three brothers, Coleman Bailey of Decatur, Will Bailey of Crandall and Henry Bailey of Garland, and two sisters, Mrs. Georgie Smallwood of Burleson and Mrs. Elizabeth Lankford of Decatur.

 

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Photo from Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Alicia Kahler-Luthy

 

AAFA NOTES: Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents as Zachariah Mansfield Bailey and Nancy Helena Good and provides her middle name.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate lists her as widowed, birth date 9 July 1873 and death date 24 Aug 1955, confirming dates on her gravestone.

 

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EMMA ETHEL GOODBAR HALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 2 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE—Emma Ethel Halford, a homemaker, died Monday [February 28] at her home. She was 90. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells. Burial will be in Indian Creek Cemetery in Palo Pinto County.

            Mrs. Halford had lived in the Possum Kingdom Lake area most of her life. She was a member of Eleventh Avenue Church in Mineral Wells.

            Her husband, Virgil Halford, died in 1990.

            Survivors: Four daughters, Patsy Dillard of Possum Kingdom Lake, Ona Weaver and Marjorie DeBerry, both of Mineral Wells, and Beth Cluck of Dallas; son, Nelson Halford of Red Oak; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Indian Creek Cemetery, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ruth Hamilton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma G. Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 Nov 1903 and died 28 Feb 1994, last residence Graford, Palo Pinto Co., TX.

            Family trees at Ancestry.com provide her maiden name and the name of her husband, Virgil Sylvanus Halford. Virgil’s parents were Richard Seaman Halford and Mary Elizabeth White.

 

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EMMA FRANCIS ALFORD CARVER

 

Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam County, TX—Thursday, 25 February 1954

 

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Emma Alford Carver were held Sunday afternoon from the Phillips and Luckey Chapel with Rev. Millard E. Brown of Faith Apostolic Church officiating. Burial followed at Forest Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Carver passed away at her home here Friday [February 19] at the age of 87 years after an illness of 2 weeks.

            She was born in the state of Alabama on April 14, 1866. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reddin Alford, had moved to Texas when she was 4 years of age, and the family located on land south of Rockdale. She was the last surviving member of the Reddin Alford family. Emma Francis Alford was married to Thomas Jefferson Carver in 1886, and of the 10 children born to them, 8 survive. The family lived at Hamilton Chapel until February of 1945, then moved to Rockdale. Mr. Carver died in October of that year.

            Mrs. Carver had vivid memories of events that took place in this section during her early life, she recalled her visits to the new town of Rockdale, founded when she was eight years of age. She lived to see great changes in the communities, with improved roads, good schools and churches, and community centers, and also to witness the growth and improvements to Rockdale up until the present day. She was converted when a girl, and remained faithful in church attendance and Christian duties till the time of her death.

            Mrs. Carver is survived by three sons and five daughters, who are: Edgar, Tommy and Oscar Carver, Miss Effie Carver, Miss Eula Carver, all of Rockdale; Mrs. Jewell Clark of Thorndale; Miss Lottye and Allie Mae Carver of Houston; and 5 grandchildren, Mrs. Hope Smith of Killeen, Mrs. Edna Timmerman of Marble Falls; McGinnes Clark of Houston; Rufus Clark of Seabrook; H.K. Clark of Rockdale; and 5 great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lyn St. Peters

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Hurst Justice Alford, Martha Catherine Alford Fine, Moses Thomas Alford, and Nathaniel Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of John Redden Alford and Nancy Harrison, and the wife of Thomas Jefferson Carver.

            The obituary of her daughter, Jewel Carver Clark [Rockdale Reporter, 17 August 2006] lists Jewel’s siblings and Emma’s children: Edgar Carver, Thomas N. Carver, Oscar Carver, Effie Carver, Eula Lee Carver, Lottie Alice Carver, Allie Mae Carver.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Emma Francis 1866 AL1, John Redden 1820 SC2.

 

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EMMA MAE ALFORD JORDAN BRANCH

 

Source: Posted to Find A Grave by James Taylor

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—_____ March 1982

 

            Emma Mae (Alford) Branch was born September 1, 1900, near Eatonton, Georgia. Moved with her family to Texas as a child. Married Robert F. Jordan in Dallas in 1919. Six children were born of this union. Lt. Colonel John W. (Oklahoma City) and Robert, Jr. (twins), Francis Elizabeth Dunn, Joseph Donald (Lubbock), Eugene C. and Arthur Ray.

            She became a Salvation Army soldier of the Dallas Temple Corp in 1941 and her Long Service Badge for continuous active Soldiership was worn with pride. She faithfully attended and supported the Home League and Corps activities until failing health confined her and restricted her public service. Even then, the special days found her, although in a wheel chair, at the morning meetings praising her Lord. Testimony to her personal spiritual commitment and teaching is reflected in the Officership of a son and grandson.

            In 1957 she was married to Raleigh Branch in the Lakewood Corps of Atlanta by the Commanding Officer, Captain John Mikles. Mr. Branch also preceded her in death.

            She is survived by all of her children, ten grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. Also four sisters, Mrs. Virginia Katts (Longview), Mrs. Mary Louise Benedict, Mrs. Dorothy Pritchett and Mrs. Hazel Shipp all of Dallas.

            Emma Mae was Promoted to Glory from the Medical City Hospital on Monday, March 8, 1982, at 2:00 a.m.

 

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Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Mystic75074 – LM through Edit 9/13/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1982) dates of Emma Branch (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Kinchen Alford and Elsie Iowa Rice Alford; brother John Richard “Dick” Alford; and half-sisters Blanche Elizabeth Alford Lowe Parrish, Dorothy Ann Alford Pritchett, Elsie Virginia Jennie” Alford Kattes, Mary Louise Alford Benedict in this compilation.

            Emma was the daughter of William Kinchen Alford and his first wife, Annie Wright.

            In 1910, Emma May Alford, age 9, is living in Buckhead, Morgan Co., GA, with her father, W.K. Alford, widowed age 36 general store clerk, and brother Richard 7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Emma Mae 1900 GA1, William Kinchen 1874 GA2, John Franklin 1837 GA3, Kinchen 1812 NC3, Kinchen 1768 NC4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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EMMER JEAN HALFORD LINGNAU

 

Photo from Rix Funeral Directors

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—9 July 2007

 

            Services for Emmer Jean Lingnau will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, 2007, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Reverend Jay Beyer officiating. Interment will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery. A visitation will be held this evening, from 6-8 p.m., in Rix Funeral Directors on Broadway.

            She died Friday, July 6th.

            Emmer Jean was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Magnolia, Miss., to James Frank and Dora Kyzander (Golman) Halford. Jean married Alfred Lingnau Jan. 9, 1965, in Lubbock.

            Survivors include her husband; daughter Judy; three sons James and wife Angela, Jason, and Jonathan; three grandchildren: Justin, Brandon, and Makenna; her mother; brother James Frank Halford; and sister Freda Harper.

            To send online condolences, please visit www.rixfd.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Emmer Jean Lingnau (SS# issued in TX), last residence Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX.

 

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EMMETT ALFORD, JR.

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Saturday, 1 November 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Services for Emmett Alford Jr., of Longview will be noon Saturday at Citizens Funeral Home....

            Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery in Haughton [Bossier Parish], La.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday [October 29] in a local hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Shreveport. He had lived in Longview for more that 25 years. He was a retired maintenance worker for the City of Longview and a Methodist.

            Survivors include his wife, Vera; stepson, Ricky Smith of Longview; stepdaughter, Linda Smith of Longview; brother, Elijah G. of Longview; aunt, Evelyn Glover of Longview; and several other relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emmett Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 21 Sept 1926 and died _____ Oct 1986, last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother Elijah Clarence Alford in this compilation.

            Emmett was born Sep. 21, 1926 and died Oct. 1986. He might have been the son of Emmet M. Alford born Nov. 1894 in Sabine Parish, LA. Emmet was the son of Joseph Seaborn Alford and grandson of Julius Alford.

 

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EMMIE CHRISTERA ALFORD HOLLOWAY

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Posted by Jacklyn Allen – used with permission

 

Shelby County NewsShelby County Historical Society

Center, Shelby Co., TX—_____ November 2009

 

            Christera Holloway, 88, of Center, died November 16, 2009 in Center. Burial will be in Tennessee Cemetery, Shelby County.

            She was born November 27, 1920 to Noble Alford and Clotile (Brown) Alford.

            She is preceded in death by, Parents; Husband, Vernor Holloway; Brothers, John Alford, James Alford.

            Survivors include, Daughter, Bobbie Smith & husband Larry of Fallbrook, CA; Son, Gerald Holloway & wife Delores of North Dakota; Sisters, Betty Adams of Indiana, Lenora Hughes of Center, Alice Deloney of Garrison, Jackie Allen of Henderson, Tula Browning of Aqua Dulce; Brother, William Alford of Indiana.

            Online condolences can be sent at www.mangumfuneralhome.com.

 

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ShelbyCountyToday.com

Center, Shelby Co., TX—16 November 2009

 

            Christera Holloway, 88, of Center, passed away Monday, November 16, 2009 at Shelby Regional Medical Center.

            Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Billie Alford officiating. Burial will follow at Tennessee Cemetery in Tenaha. Visitation will be Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Mangum Funeral Home.

            She was born November 27, 1920 to Noble Alford and Clotile (Brown) Alford.

            She is preceded in death by her Parents, Noble and Clotile Alford and Husband, Vernor Holloway and 2 Brothers, John Alford and James Alford.

            She is survived by:

 

Daughter: Bobbie Smith & husband Larry of Fallbrook, CA

Son: Gerald Holloway & wife Delores of North Dakota

5 Grandchildren

Numerous Great Grandchildren

5 Sisters: Betty Adams of Indiana, Lenora Hughes of Center, Alice Deloney of Garrison, Jackie Allen of Henderson, Tula Browning of Aqua Dulce

Brother: William Alford of Indiana

 

            You may sign the online registry book at www.mangumfuneralhome.com. Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home Center, Texas

 

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Photo from Tennessee Cemetery, Timpson, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jacklyn Allen

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings James Leo Alford, John Gilford Alford, and Lenora “Tiny” Alford Hughes in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Emmie Christera 1920 TX1, Noble Leo 1900 TX2, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL3, John Allen 1840 AL4, William 1810 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ENOCH L. ALFORD

 

WATERLOO REPORTER

Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA—Tuesday, 11 June 1912

 

ENOCH L. ALFORD DIES IN TEXAS

WAS UNCLE OF DR. E.T. AND LORE ALFORD OF WATERLOO - LEFT RANCH

WATERLOO MEN AND THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS COME INTO POSSESSION OF VALUABLE PROPERTY

 

            By the death of their uncle, Enoch L. Alford, which occurred at San Antonio, Tex., yesterday, Lore Alford and Dr. E.T. Alford of Waterloo, their brother Robert Alford of Raton N.M., and their sisters, Mrs. W.T. Powell, of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Louis E. Johnson of Steelton, Pa., and Mrs. Hubert Carr of Manchester, come into possession of a fine cattle ranch containing about 500 acres and situated in the heart of the cattle country near San Antonio.

            News of the death of their uncle reached the Waterloo men today and with it came the notification that Lore Alford of Waterloo had been named executor of the estate. No will was left by the deceased but some time ago he deeded the property to his nephews and nieces, retaining only a life interest in the ranch.

            Mr. Alford was 82 years of age and had been in poor health, due to his advanced age, for a number of years. His wife died several years ago, leaving no children. He always resided in the south although he visited in Waterloo about thirty years ago. He never liked the north, however.

            In addition to the ranch he owned other property in Texas which he left to relatives of his wife. Lore Alford, when seen today, could not place an exact value on the ranch but it is that $100 an acre would not be too large an estimate. Mr. Alford expects to go to San Antonio soon to settle up the estate as executor.

 

 

Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CynC

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Lore Alford in Iowa Obituaries. Lore was the father of Enoch’s nieces and nephews who inherited his ranch.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Enoch 1829 ME1, Nathaniel 1807 MA2, Deacon Lore 1766 CT3, Nathaniel 1738 CT4, Nathaniel 1688 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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ERA MIEARS ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Saturday, 15 August 1992

 

            Alford, Era Miears, 87, of Austin died Friday [August 14]. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Burial 3 p.m. Monday, Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell. (Cook-Walden, Lamar location).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Era M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Oct 1904, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Richard Erwin Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Laurinda Alford Youngbloom in this compilation.

 

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ERIC CLARENCE ALFORD

 

THE CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—_____ August 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

            Eric Clarence Alford, 64, of Shelbyville died suddenly on August 8 from a heart attack.

            Funeral services were held at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel on August 10 with the Rev. Ron Hansen and Mr. C.C. Adkins officiating ministers. Interment was in the Oaklawn Memorial Park.

            Born and reared in Shelby County, Mr. Alford was foreman for Pitts Construction company. He was a member of Masonic Lodge of Shelbyville, Texas, Sam Houston #32.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lorena Alford of Shelbyville; a daughter, Mrs. Guy Cisco of Alamagorda, N.M.; 5 grandchildren; the mother, Mrs. Lee Ella Alford of Shelbyville; a brother, John Alford of Shelbyville; and a sister, Mrs. Selma Gibson, of Lufkin.

            Pallbearers were O.F. Adams, Leon Shillings, Jack Case, Eric Forbis, Gilbert Wheeler, Paul Carlsile, Rick Stevens and Bill Stevens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eric Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 28 May 1904 and died _____ Aug 1968, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lee Ella Swanzy Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eric Clarence 1904 TX1, John Isham 1881 TX2, Baldy A. 1852 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ERMA JANE ATKINS ALFORD

Mother of Thomas Richard “Dick” Alford, AAFA #0534

Sister-in-law of Thomas Harney Alford, Sr. AAFA #0586

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—7 April 2000

 

WEST COLUMBIA [Brazoria Co.]—Jane Atkins Alford passed away peacefully April 4, 2000, near her son’s home in West Columbia following a lengthy illness. Her adventurous life spanned the remarkable events of the 20th century. She grew up in East Texas and attended Baylor College at Belton and Sul Ross College in Alpine.

            She began her teaching career in a one-room school on the Texas-Mexico border, in the village of Ruidoso, Presidio County, in the Big Bend area with her sister, Margaret Atkins. There she met and married Herbert Alford, a specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who predeceased her in 1992.

            His career with the USDA took the family to San Angelo, where she continued her dedication to education and community service. She was a past president of the Women’s Federation Study Club, which founded the Tom Green Public Library. She also taught Sunday school at the First United Methodist Church of San Angelo. Later she taught sixth grade at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School in Baton Rouge, La., from 1959 until her retirement in 1970.

            Survivors include her sister, Margaret Atkins Young of Waco; three sons, John Herbert Alford of Dallas, Thomas Richard “Dick” Alford of West Columbia and Robert Atkins Alford of Sparta, N.J.; a daughter, Jane Ann Tudor Welch of Santa Fe, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Baker Funeral Home in West Columbia and for the hour prior to an 11 a.m. memorial service there on Saturday, April 8. Graveside service will precede burial at 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, in Greenoaks Cemetery, 9425 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge [LA]….

            Arrangements are under the direction of Baker Funeral Home, 634 S. Columbia Drive, P.O. Box 847, West Columbia, Texas 77486. Phone number (979) 345-3232.

 

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WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—7 April 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

WEST COLUMBIA—Jane Atkins Alford passed away peacefully April 4, 2000, near her son’s home in West Columbia, Texas, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services preceded burial on Monday, April 10, at Greenoaks Cemetery, Baton Rouge, LA.

            Her adventurous life spanned the remarkable events of the 20th century. She grew up in east Texas and attended Baylor College at Belton and Sul Ros College in Alpine, Texas.

            She began her teaching career in a one-room school on the Texas-Mexico border in the village of Ruidosa in the Big Bend areas with her sister Margaret Atkins. There she met and married Herbert Alford, a specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, who predeceased her in 1992.

            Survivors include her sister, Margaret Atkins Young of Waco; three sons, John Herbert Alford of Dallas, Thomas Richard Alford of West Columbia and Robert Atkins Alford of Sparta, NJ; a daughter, Jane Ann Tudor Welch of Santa Fe, NM; twelve grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Greenoaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Agnes Hammett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma J. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 16 Dec 1904, last residence West Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of Jane’s husband, Herbert L. Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: Herbert L. 1900 TN1, John Lafayette 1869 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 17804.

 

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ERMA MARIE SANDIFER ESTES BISSELL MCPHEARSON ALFORD

 

LIGHT & CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—23 April 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Funeral services for Erma Marie Alford, 65, of Joaquin were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at the Mangum Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial was in Oaklawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Center.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday, April 16, at her residence.

            A Louisiana native, she was born in Desoto Parrish June 4, 1927 to Jim and Maggie Spears Sandifer.

            She is survived by her husband, Junior Alford of Joaquin; a sister Odessa Hines of Shreveport; two brothers, T.V. Pearson of Coushatta and Howard Sandifer of Shreveport; two stepdaughters, Marry Burr of Joaquin and Dorothy Wheless of Logansport; a stepson, J.W. Estes of Tenaha and a number of grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Elmer Mathews, James Walker, Mike Wood, Steve Cockrell, Mike Cummings and Jim Hutto.

            Mangum Funeral Home of Center directed the arrangements.

 

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Photos from Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Gorbet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Erma M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) but list her birth date as 4 June 1924, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her 4th husband, Amos Ponder Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            Marie was married 4 times: (1) Clarence Estes on 18 July 1941; (2) E.H. Bissell on 17 May 1954; (3) Abb J. McPhearson on 7 March 1958; and (4) Amos Ponder Alford on 9 Dec 1967.

 

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ERNEST ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 12 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Ernest Alford, 84, of China died Nov. 9 at Baptist Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Nome with burial at Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Mortuary....

            A lifelong resident of China [TX], he was a retired rice farmer.

            Survivors include his daughter, Annie M. Hardin of Nome [TX]; sons, Ben Johnson of China and Yancy Johnson Jr. of LaPorte; sisters, Lottie Savoir and Annie Mae Parks, both of Beaumont, and Gertrude Barnes of Las Vegas, Nev; brother, Freddie Alford of San Francisco; and 17 grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Live Oak Memorial Park, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Hughes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Dec 1912, last residence China, Jefferson Co., TX.

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

 

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ERNESTINE ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Friday, 26 November 2010

 

            Services for Ernestine Alford, 95, of Longview, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Galilee Baptist Church in Hallsville, with the Rev. H.C. Rockmore officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Hallsville [Harrison Co.]. Arrangements are by Stanmore Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 6, 1915, and died November 18, 2010, at a hospice facility.

            Survivors include her daughter, Nelderine Randall; and sisters, Frankie Candies, Earlene Polk, Evelyn Nelson, Emma Allen and Bertha Russell. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. today, November 26, 2010, at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ernestine Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

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

 

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ERNIE ALFRED MULLER

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ Feb 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Ernie Alfred Muller, 93, died Tuesday, February 6, 1990 in a local nursing home. Mrs. Muller was a 50–year member of O.E.S. Timpson Lodge #396 and had lived in Houston for 50 years. She was the widow of the late Ruben Alfred, Peace Officer of Timpson, Texas. Preceded in death by daughters Ruby Long, Dixie Alfred and son, Eldon “Bo” Alfred.

            Survivors are son, F.R. “Buck” “Jr” Alfred and wife Pat of Humble, Texas; granddaughters, Doylene Evans, Patsy Munsinger, Linda Richardson, Molly Halcomb, De Andrea Alfred, Chip Conner and Jeanne Turner; grandsons Charles Ray Long, Ray Alfred, Eldon Alfred Jr, Ricky Alfred, Brad Alfred, Stacy Alfred and several great–grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Friday, February 9, 1990 at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel…. Interment will be in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

 

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ERNEST JAMES ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 31 July 2003

 

FORT WORTH—Ernest J. Alford, 73, a retired truck driver, left this life for a life eternal, Friday, July 25, 2003, at a local hospital.

            Funeral: Noon Saturday, Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 5420 Cottey Street, the Rev. Charles Williams, officiating. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

            Visitation: Noon to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family receiving friends 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

            Survivors: His wife of 46 years, Mary Alford; sons, Ernest Alford Jr., Gary Alford and Greg Alford; daughter, Vickki Amie; brothers, John Alford, Earl Alford and Wesley Alford; sisters, Asa Faye Wood and Valleda Crump; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

            Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors, 4000 Miller Ave., (817) 531-8666.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earnest Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 Oct 1929, last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Etta Flowers Alford; and brothers Jessie Alford and Clint Alton Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Birth records for male twins J.F. Alford and T.J. Alford, born 19 Oct 1929 in Washington Co., TX, list parents Henry Alford and Ola Hatton. In birth records for other children, she is listed as Ula Hadden and Ola Hatten.

            On the 1930 census in Washington Co., TX, Henry and Ola Alford are listed with 10 children, including the 6-month-old twins, J.T. and T.J., and their brother Clint, age 7. This is an African-American family.

            In 1940 they are in Lee Co., TX, and the twins are Ernest and Earl, age 10. There are 12 children listed.

 

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ESSIE B. FULTS ALFORD

Mother of Wiinfred T. Alford, AAFA #1342

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Sunday, 20 May 2007

 

            Essie Alford, 94, of Hull died May 19, 2007, Faith & Family Funeral Services, Batson.

 

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BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Monday, 21 May 2007

 

            Essie B. “Miss Essie” Alford 94 of Hull, Texas Passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. She was born in Center Texas on November 22, 1912. She was raised in the Sabine County area, and lived in Daisetta for a number of years, she later moved to Anahuac where she owned and operated Essie’s Package Store and was affectionately known as “Miss Essie.”

            She was preceded in death by husband Tiney Conway Alford, father John Fults, mother “Mamie” Massingill and sister Berval Boyd.

            She is survived by her son, W.T. “Wimpy” Alford and wife LaDonna of Hull; grandchildren, Rhonda Maxwell of Nederland, Rudy Alford and wife Marcie of Hull, Rita Rudolph and husband Mark of Huffman. Great grandchildren; Casey Maxwell and wife Heather, Kristin Maxwell, Angie Alford, Aaron Alford, Kelsey Rudolph, Bret Rudolph. Three great-great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Savannah Maxwell and Kaylee Greer. Sisters; Gwendolyn Hart and husband Dale Lee of Hull and Ella Mae Singleton and husband Hollis of Thicket and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral service will be held Tuesday May 22, 2007 at 10:00A.M. At Batson Prairie Baptist Church in Batson with Reverend Lee Gruver officiating. Serving as pallbearer are Steven Singleton, Barry Singleton, Larry Singleton, Mark Rudolph, Aaron Alford, Casey Maxwell.

            The family will be receiving friends today, Monday May 21, 2007 from 5:00P.M. Until 8:00P.M. Also at the church, Burial will be at Guedry cemetery in Batson. Memorial contributions may be made to charity of choice. The family wishes to extend deep appreciation to Fairy’s Landing Residential Care of Hull and Harbor Hospice of Beaumont for their care and support.

 

Photo from Guedry Cemetery, Batson, Hardin Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, sjmj

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Essie B. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Daisetta, Liberty Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her son Winfred T. “Wimpy” Alford; and brothers-in-law Vessie Edward “Punch” Alford and Wiley Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Tiney Conway 1904 TX1, Jessie Claude 1876 LA2, Wilkins Smith 1850 AL3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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ESSIE BELLE ALFORD

 

THE OPTIC-HERALD

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., TX—14 March 1930

 

            We join many friends in sympathy for Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Alford of Pickton in the loss of their baby girl, Essie Belle, on the 4th.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Essie Belle Alford and James Albert Alford in this compilation.

            S.A. Alford is George Albert Sidney Alford, who was apparently known as Sidney Albert Alford, who married Valeria Isabel Clay.

            This obituary is from Obituaries and Death Notice from Franklin County Newspapers 1926–1936, by Christine Dennis Skelly, published by the Franklin County, Texas Genealogical Society, and sent by Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Essie Belle 1928 TX1, George Albert Sidney 1886 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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ETHAN WAYNE ALFORD

 

TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 15 June 2003

 

LINDALE‑Services for Ethan Wayne Alford, age 6, Lindale are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday at Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home chapel, Lindale, with Brothers Michael Humphreys and Wayne Green officiating.

            Burial will be in Damascus Cemetery.

            Master Alford died June 13.

            He was born June 25, 1996, in Tyler and was a lifelong resident of the Lindale area. He attended Central Baptist Church of Lindale and Lindale Primary School.

            Survivors include his parents, Gary & Cindy Alford, and Sabrina Alford, all of Lindale; brothers, Clayton Alford, Bradley Alford, and Chandler Powell, all of Lindale; sister, Cortney Powell, Lindale; grandparents, Gary Lee Alford, Houston. Larry & Athena Thorn, Lindale; great-grandparents, Bruce Thorn, Lindale, Clifton and Connie Kirkpatrick, Orange; and Kate Alford, Bullard....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Gary Lee Alford; and grandparents, Joseph Elton Alford and Kate Helen Faye Ivey Alford; in this compilation.

 

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ETHEL FAY HAWKINS ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 2 November 1999

 

WHITNEY [Hill Co.]—Fay Alford, 88, a retired bookkeeper/buyer with CaNey’s Food, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, in Whitney. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Shannon North Funeral Chapel. Committal service: 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Antelope Cemetery in Antelope....

            Fay Alford was born Jan. 28, 1911, in Archer City [Archer Co.]. She was a Bible teacher and a Sunday school teacher at Rosen Heights Baptist Church for many years. She was formerly a member of Northside Baptist Church in Arlington and taught Sunday school. Fay was a member of the Women’s Night Circle of WMS and the Business and Professional Women’s Club.

            She was preceded in death by her husband.

            Survivors: Daughter, Phyllis Olson and her husband, Roland, of Whitney: grandchildren, John Olson and his wife, Jana, of Wylie and Karen Rutledge and Paul of Benton, Ark.; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Shannon North Funeral Chapel, 111 W. Northside Drive.

 

Photo from Antelope Cemetery, Antelope, Jack Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Larsen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel F. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Whitney, Hill Co., TX.

 

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ETHEL LEE HALLFORD PERRY

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Thursday, 27 January 2000

 

ASPERMONT—Ethel Lee Hallford Perry, 74, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at the Central Baptist Church.... Burial in Brazos Valley Cemetery, directed by McCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.

            Mrs. Perry was born in Stonewall County. She married Alvin Lee Perry in 1943; he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include one son, James Perry of Swenson; two brothers, Paul Hallford of Aspermont, Howard Hallford of LeMoore, Calif.; one sister, Cleo Miller of Abilene; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

 

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ETHEL MATILDA MCFARLAND HALFORD

 

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ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Wednesday, 29 August 1979

 

ALBANY—Services for Ethel Halford, 77, of Albany were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Albany Church of Christ….

            Burial was in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Godfrey Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Halford died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday [August 26] in a Sonora [Sutton Co.] hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Pallbearers were Duncan Leach, Herald Cockrell, Bob Cockrell, Wayne Balliew, Bill Givens, Earl Killough, Lewis McPherson and Jim Whaley.

 

Photo from Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Saundra Nobles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 13 Jan 1902 and died _____ Aug 1979, last residence Denver City, Yoakum Co., TX [?].

            See the obituaries of her husband, John B. Halford; and son Eugene Herbert Halford in this compilation.

 

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ETHER HILTON ALFORD

Aunt of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ August 1976

 

RISING STAR [Eastland Co., TX] (BBC)—Services for Mrs. Ether (Hilton) Alford, 89, are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Higginbotham Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Elm Cemetery near Rising Star.

            Mrs. Alford died 4:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastland Memorial Hospital.

            She was born Jan 5, 1887 and married George T. Alford, who died in 1957. She was a Baptist.

            Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W.F. Patterson of Mineral Wells; one son, Lynn Alford of Lamesa; three sisters, Mrs. M.M. Sadler and Mrs. Byron George, both of Lamesa, and Mrs. Doss Cozart of Rising Star; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ August 1976) dates of Ether Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Thomas Alford; and her son Lynn Alford in this compilation.

 

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ETTA CHRISTINE ALFORD HILL

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 26 January 2012

 

 

LONGVIEW—Farewell services for Etta Christine Alford Hill, 89, of White Oak, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home, with the Pastor Terrill Laney Pearson officiating. A private interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2012, at the funeral home.

            Etta was born August 5, 1922, in Glenwood, Texas, to Sam and Annie Alford. She married Joseph Earl Hill on April 5, 1940, in East Mountain. They were married for 45 wonderful years until Joe’s passing on March 10, 1985. Etta went to heaven on January 25, 2012, to meet her wonderful Savior Jesus Christ and to reunite with all of her loved ones. Oh, what a glorious day of rejoicing.

            Etta was a lifelong member of Oak Grove Assembly of God Church in East Mountain.

            Etta is survived by two sons, Coy Hill and his wife, Clarwanda, of Gladewater; and Johnny Hill and his wife, Debbie, of Longview; grandchildren, Justin Hill and his wife, Crystal, of Longview, Susan Hogue and her husband, Clint, of Gladewater, Kevin Hill of Longview, Shawn Hill and his wife, Aleesa, of Longview, and Stacey Valdes of Gladewater; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; son, Jerry Wayne Hill; granddaughter, Ashley Hill; two brothers; and two sisters.

            Etta will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We will cherish our precious memories until the day we meet again in heaven.

 

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

 

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ETTA ORA ALFORD NANCE

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—17 February 1960

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Alford Nance of Austin, a former Dallas school teacher, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Sparkman Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross. Burial will be in Hico, Hamilton County.

            Mrs. Nance died Monday in Austin, where she had been living with her sister, Mrs. J.F. Uhl.

            She was born in Hico, and had lived in Dallas for more than 40 years. For about 20 years she taught in the primary grades at the Oram M. Roberts School, 4919 East Grand Avenue. During World War II she taught school in Seminole, Gaines County.

            Mrs. Nance was a member of the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist in Dallas and was a graduate of North Texas State College in Denton.

            Survivors other than Mrs. Uhl include a brother, Alsey Alford of Loving, N.M.; another sister, Mrs. Walter A. Cox of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Hico Cemetery, Hico, Hamilton Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ken Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, John Rankin Alford; and siblings Laura Elizabeth Alford Cox and John Addison Alford in this compilation.

            Etta’s husband was Allen H. Nance.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Etta Ora 1880 TX1, John Rankin 1834 TN2, Alsey 1802 NC3, Ira Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EUGENE HERBERT HALFORD

 

Photo from Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Sunday, 14 March 2010

 

ALBANY, TEXAS—Eugene Herbert Halford, 85, of Silsbee and formerly of Albany died Thursday [March 11] at his son’s home in Silsbee. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            Mr. Halford was born July 25, 1924, in Albany to John B. and Ethel McFarland Halford. He attended school in Albany. Before retiring he had worked as a toolpusher for Pool Well Service. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the motor pool division.

            He is survived by one son, Melvin Halford of Silsbee; two daughters, Gaylene Wilcoxen of Lake Bay, Washington, and Sue Wilkinson of Katy, Texas; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sheila Bailey.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gene Herbert Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John B. Halford and Ethel Matilda McFarland Halford, in this compilation.

 

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EUGENE ROBERT “GENIE” ALFORD

 

THE ADVOCATE

Baton Rouge, LA—1 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, incorrectly with Louisiana obituaries

 

            Alford, Eugene Robert “Genie”—A retired welder at Avondale Inc. and a resident of Webster, Texas, he died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2002, in Webster. He was 74, a native of Kentwood and a former resident of Donaldsonville. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

            Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday…. Entombment in Ascension Mausoleum.

            Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Pamela Alford, Kemah, Texas; and two grandchildren, Adam and Alexis Alford.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Cassard Alford; parents, Alanson and Missouri Fluker Alford; two brothers, Percy and Clifton Alford; and three sisters, Odell Hoagie, Idell Langois and Vernamae Devane.

            He was a former member of Montalbano-Sentilles VFW Post 3766.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 July 1927, but his death date is listed as 15 March 2002.

            We included the obituaries of Eugene’s wife, Daisy Mae Cassard Alford; his mother Missouri Fluker Alford; and his brother Clifton “Tip” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            His father is listed as Alanson Hynes Alford in Louisiana Deaths Index (FamilySearch.org). His WWI Draft Registration Card lists him as Lancing Hinds Alford, but he signed with an X.

            The family is extensively profiled in AAFA ACTION, Spring 2004, “Known Descendants of Julius Alford” under “Louisiana Alford Genealogies.”

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            His lineage: Eugene Robert 1927 LA1, Alanson Hynes LA 18842, Robert Parish 1848 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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EUGENIA CULBERSON “GENE” ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 3 March 1955

 

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for Miss Eugenia Alford, teacher in Lida Hooe School, who died Tuesday [March 1] at her home, 421 East Ninth.

            Services will be at the Poole Funeral Home, 437 West Jefferson. H.A. Mitchell, reader for the Church of Christ, Scientist, will officiate.

            Miss Alford will be buried at Marshall, her birthplace, with graveside services set for 4 p.m. Thursday.

            A Dallas teacher for the last 25 years, Miss Alford previously had taught at Jefferson and Marshall.

            She was the author of two books of poems, Busy Little Feet and Busy Little Fingers, written for children age 6 to 8. She was a member of the Third Church of Christ, Scientist.

            She is survived by two sisters, Miss Anna Alford of Denton and Mrs. F.A. Jones of Greenville, S.C., and a brother, Charles C. Alford of Washington.

 

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MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 3 March 1955

 

            Alford, Eugenia (Gene), 421 E. Ninth, died Tuesday.

            Survived by sisters, Miss Anna Alford, Denton; Mrs. F.A. Jones, Greenville, S.C.; brother, C.C. Alford, Washington, D.C.

            Chapel services will be read Thursday 10:30 a.m. by Mr. C.C. Alford. Graveside service, Marshall, Texas, 4 p.m. Poole Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Andrea Maloney

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Josiah Perry Alford; and brother Frank Starr Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says Eugenia Culberson Alford was born 23 June 1885 in Marshall, TX. Her parents are identified as J.P. Alford and Addie Badgett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Eugenia Culberson 1885 TX1, Josiah Perry 1843 TX2, Lodwick Pierce 1812 GA3, Lodwick 1775 NC4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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EUGENIA MARIA “JEAN” ALFORD PYLE

 

TEXAS CITY SUN

Texas City, Galveston Co., TX—3 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

LEAGUE CITY—Eugenia Marie “Jean” Pyle passed away on May 1, 2003, in League City, Texas at the age of 83. Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 4, at Crowder Funeral home at 111 E. Medical Center Blvd. in Webster, Texas. Interment followed at Forest Park East in Webster, Texas.

            Jean was born on February 23, 1920, in Cameron [Milam Co.], Texas to William and Vivian Alford. She was a long time resident of Texas City and a founding member of the Mainland Ceramic Club.

            Surviving are her children Becky (Bud) Wiggins, George (Joyce) Pyle, and Ernie (Cathy) Pyle; sisters, Virginia McMillan and Winifred Fletcher; brother Bill and Nat Alford; grandchildren, James and Mike Wiggins, Kristi DeRubels, Kathi Pyle, and Jarred and Jordan Pyle; great-grandchildren, Michelle and Travis Wiggins.

            Her parents, William and Vivian Alford, and her husband, George Pyle, Jr., preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugenia M. Pyle (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her brother Nathaniel Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            While AAFA does not list Jean as a daughter of William Earnest Alford and Vivian Mane Cohidge, they are the only William and Vivian shown in the Milam Co. TX 1920 census. Actually the census listed them as Earnest and Vivian but information from relatives provided the correct name. He was listed in the WWI Draft Registration segment in AAFA ACTION Winter 2003, p. 18. William was the son of Nathaniel Jefferson Alford and his second wife Izora Elmira Young, whom he married 7 Jan 1896 in Milam Co., TX. Nathaniel was the son of John Redden Alford and Nancy Harrison. John Redden was born about 1820 in SC and died 1866 in Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Eugenia Maria 1920 TX1, William Earnest 1895 TX2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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EVA LEE SMITH ALFORD

 

LIGHT & CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—Friday, 26 February 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Funeral services for Eva Alford, 85, of Garrison were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Garrison Funeral home Chapel with burial in the Short Cemetery in Center….

            Mrs. Alford died Feb. 18 in Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.

            She was a native of Shelby County, born Aug. 14, 1907, the daughter of Charles Smith and Josie (Whiteside) Smith. She was raised and attended school in Shelby County before moving to Garrison in 1945.

            She was the widow of Amos Alford, who died in 1967. A homemaker, she was a member of the Garrison Church of Christ.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by sons, Amos Alford Jr. of Joaquin and Oren Allen Alford of Orange; three daughters, Bertha Harrison and Mamie Conway of Orange and Martha Mosher of Lufkin; three sisters, Izora Smith of Tyler, Beatrice Little of Jacksonville and Lottie Gardner of Tyler, 18 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

            Pallbearers were Kelly Alford, Bill Mello, James Harrison, Keith Langford, George Coit and Roy Conway.

            Garrison Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

 

Photo from Short Cemetery, Short, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dianna Burran Wellman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eva L. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Garrison, Nacogdoches Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Amos Ponder Alford Sr.; and son Amos Ponder Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN MAY HOLMES ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 25 November 1964

 

            Alford, Evelyn Mae [sic], 8031 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Duncanville.

            Survived by husband, Murray Alford, Duncanville; son, Raymond Alford, Dallas; sister, Mrs. P.H. Durst, Warren, Ohio.

            Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rogers Duncanville Chapel. Rev. Julian Thomas officiating. Interment Laurel Land.

 

Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Murray Childs Alford; and son Raymond William Alford in this compilation.

 

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EVIE B. ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—1 March 1973

 

            Mrs. Newton Alfred, a former Shreveport resident died Wednesday in Silent Night Nursing Home in Lancaster, Texas, after a long illness. She was 64. She is survived by her husband. Funeral arrangements are pending at Wellman Funeral Home of Shreveport.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Spring Ridge, Caddo Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Oswald

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evie Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 26 Dec 1908, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Newton Cecil Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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FANNIE LEE GERBODE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 12 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Fannie Lee Alford died on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at her home. She was born in and had been a resident of Houston for 78 years. Surviving are her children, Emily Alford and Morris (Laura) Alford. She also leaves a sister, Leacy (Morris) Montgomery and brother Fred (Shirley) Gerbode.

            Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Freeway, with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Earthman Resthaven Chapel.... Interment: Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—11 September 2001

 

            Fannie Lee Alford, died Tuesday, September 11, 2001, at home. Her son, daughter, and daughter-in-law were at her bedside during her final journey.

            Fannie was born and had been a resident in Houston for 78 years.

            She is survived by her children, Emily Alford, Morris Alford and his wife, Laura Alford, and special friend Gretchen Ludwig. She also leaves a sister and brother-in-law Leacy and Morris Montgomery and her brother and his wife, Fred and Shirley Gerbode as well as nieces and nephews. She also leaves her many friends and Chester, the beloved dog.

            In life she taught her family to honor commitments, leave the world a better place, respect all forms of work, create friendships by being a friend, and “make lemonade when given lemons.” As she journeyed through the valley of the shadow of death, she helped her family and friends understand that God’s presence can be discerned and learn about courage and grace when encountering bumps along the pathway.

            The family would like to thank Susie, her caregiver and Darla Dee, Angie, and the staff of Houston Hospice on FM 1960 West. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Houston Hospice, 5206 FM 1960 West, Suite 104, Houston, Texas 77069.

            Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home 13102 North Freeway, with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Earthman Resthaven Chapel, to be conducted by Rev. Nancy Kellond. Interment: Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

Photo from Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Hollis

 

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FAYE G. POGUE ALFORD

 

SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS-TELEGRAM

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—Wednesday, 8 December 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Funeral services for Fay G. Alford, 93, of Sulphur Springs were to be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Tapp Funeral Home Chapel....

            Interment was to follow services at Sharp Cemetery in Wood County with John Slaughter, Charlie Ford and the Tapp Funeral Home staff serving as pallbearers.

            Mrs. Alford died at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

            She was born in Yantis [Wood Co.] on May 28, 1906, to Jefferson and Donnie Ellen Taylor Pogue. She married Robert Madison Alford on Dec. 17, 1930, in Wood County. He preceded her in death March 23, 1981.

            Survivors include one son, Robert Alford of Sulphur Springs; one daughter, Bobbie Gardner of Mesquite; one brother, Leonard R. Pogue of Quitman; five grandchildren, Kathy Ross of Denison, John Slaughter of Kaufman, Steven Gardner of Dallas, and Cindy Ford and Linda Lee, both of Mesquite; nine great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Richard Slaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye P. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX.

            From Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666: Faye’s husband, Robert Madison Alford, was the son of James Butler Alford.

            James Butler Alford married (1) Nancy Jane Foster about 1870 inTX; (2) Mattie Belle Adair 27 Sept 1896 in Hopkins Co., TX; and (3) Martha Frances Woodson 9 Aug 1904 in Rains Co., TX.

 

1930 Census

Precinct 5 (District 21), Hopkins Co., TX

Dwelling #136

 

Fannie Alford       head         50            AL AL AL      widow       age 22 at first marriage

Lala F.                   dau           20            TX GA AL     single

Robert M.            son           23            TX GA AL    single

Joe B.                    dau [sic]   24            TX GA AL     single

Claude L.              stepson     28            TX GA TX      widower

 

1920 Census

Justice Precinct 3 (District 70), Hopkins Co., TX

Dwelling #184

 

J.B. Alford            head         67            GA NC GA

Fannie                   wife          45            AL AL AL

Claud                    son            18            TX GA MS

Joe                         son            14            TX GA AL

Robert                  son           13            TX GA AL

Lula                       dau           10            TX GA AL

J.M. Woodson       f-in-law    80            GA US US

 

1910 Census

Justice Precinct 4 (District 52), Franklin Co., TX

Dwelling #17

 

James Alford         head         58            GA SC GA  2nd marriage, 6 years

Annie                    wife          32            AL AL AL   1st marriage, 6 years

                                                                                    4 children, 3 living

Claudie                  son              9            TX GA AL

Joe                         son              5            TX GA AL

Bob                       son             4            TX GA AL

Lula                       dau        2/12            TX GA AL

Lula Woodson      s-in-law    28            AL GA AL

 

1900 Census

Justice Precinct 4 (District 52), Franklin Co., TX

Dwelling #258

 

James B. Alford    head         49            b. Feb 1851  GA GA GA    m. 4 years

Mattie B.               wife          19            b. May 1881 MS MS MS

 + an unrelated boarder

 

1880 Census

Precinct 4 (District 21), Delta Co., TX

Dwelling #174

 

James B. Alford    head         28            GA — GA

Nancy                    wife          27            GA NC SC

 + two unrelated boarders

 

1870 Census

Precinct 5, Hopkins Co., TX

Dwelling #114

 

James B. Alford                     18            GA

Nancy J.                                 17            GA

 

            For more information on this family, see “John Quincy Adams Alford, 1814–1899” in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Madison 1906 TX1, James Butler 1851 GA2, John Quincy Adams 1814 GA3, Cullen 1775 NC4, James 1740 VA/NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FELTON HERBERT ALFORD

Brother of Charles Haskell Alford, AAFA #0187

 

Photo from Broussards Mortuary

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 14 October 2005

 

            Felton Herbert Alford, born July 18, 1914, fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday, October 12, 2005.

            He lived his life devoted to all his family and faith his entire life. “Well done good and faithful servant.” He was born and raised in the piney woods of East Texas to Clarence and Laura Alford.

            Felton is survived by his loving, supporting wife, Mouriel; daughter, Sandra Moses and her husband Donald of Beaumont; granddaughters, Monica and Patrice Moses; sister, Hilda Walker of Beaumont; brothers, Haskell Alford of Palm Harbor, Florida and Hoy Alford of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

            His sisters, Nola Anger, Helen Brummett, Gale Kelley and Hazel Gwyn preceded him in death.

            Like many other young men at that time, he spent a year in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He then attended college in Eastland, Texas for a time, then enlisted in the United States Navy serving during World War II. Felton was employed by Sunoco as an accountant for thirty-five years, and the support he was able to give his parents enabled his brothers and sisters who were in the Masonic Home and School in Fort Worth to come home and rejoin the family.

            The highlight of his life was their second home on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas where he could cruise the beauty of the area he loved so much in his trusty “Red Fish” boat. He shared this wonderful place with family and friends for years and it became that special place filled with wonderful memories for all.

            Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, October 15, 2005 at St. Michael’s Anthiochian Orthodox Christian Church under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin, Beaumont.... Burial will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery with Haskell Alford, Hoy Alford, Bill Attra, Robert Attra, Louis Abrecia, Stephen Walker and Bobby Trevey serving as pallbearers. A Trisagion prayer service will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 14, 2005 at the church as a celebration of his life....

 

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Photo from Saint Michaels Orthodox Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, WW

Photo posted 29 June 2009

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mouriel Taweel Alford; and sisters Hilda Mae Alford Walker and Nola Rae Alford Anger in this compilation.

            From Charles Haskell Alford, AAFA #0187:

 

            Felton Herbert Alford was born on July 28, 1914, in Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas, and was the oldest of eight children born to Clarence Vivian and Laura Carter Alford. He was a great-grandson of Isham Alford and Sylvia Ann Hodges, who just prior to the Civil War, left St. Clair County, Alabama, with their young family to reside and farm in East Texas.

            After graduating from high school in San Augustine, Texas, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for a year. He attended Eastland College in Eastland, Texas, and then got a job with the Sun Oil Company in Beaumont, Texas. He served in the United States Navy from 1942-1945, where he served in the South Pacific Theatre of Operations. After being discharged he returned to the Sun Oil Company where he worked for 36 years.

            Just prior to Hurricane Rita, Felton was admitted to the hospital in Beaumont. Because of damage to that hospital he and the other patients were evacuated to a Houston hospital the day after the hurricane struck. He died in Houston on October 12, 2005. However, power was restored to parts of Beaumont in time for funeral services to be held there on October 15, 2005.

            He is survived by Mouriel, his wife of more than 60 years; daughter, Sandra Moses; granddaughters, Monica and Patrice Moses; sister, Hilda Walker; and brothers, Charles Haskell Alford and Hoy Alford. His sisters, Helen Brummett, Hazel Guinn, Gale Kelley, and Nola Anger preceded him in death.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Felton Herbert 1914 TX1, Clarence Vivian 1888 TX2, Thomas Redden 1855 AL/TX3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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FERRYL RAY ALFRED

 

Probably HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ October 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Ferryl Ray (Jr.) Alfred, 71, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 1996 at his home in Humble, Texas. He was born November 29, 1924 in Timpson, Texas. Jr. retired from “Reed Roller Bit” after 43 years of service. Preceded in death by his wife Essie Mae Alfred, (Sept. 24, 1966).

            Survived by wife Patsy Jane Alfred; sons: Ray Alfred, Rick Alfred and wife Rosalee, daughters: Linda Richardson, Chip Conner and husband Ben, five nieces, three nephews, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers: Brad Alfred, Stacy Alfred, Ben Conner, Mark Conner, Troy Geiser, Rowdy Richardson, Casey Turner, and Kenneth Turner.

            Funeral services will be held at 3:00 Monday, October 7, 1996 in the Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Chapel with Dr. Tom Fritts and Rev. Eldon Dean Alfred Jr., officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery....

 

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FLORA BELLE ALFORD JACKSON

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 5 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

FORT WORTH—Flora Belle Jackson, a homemaker, died of a heart attack Monday [July 4] at her home. She was 78. Funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Diamond Oaks Church of God, where she was a member. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Mount Olivet Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Jackson was born in Palmer.

            Survivors: Husband, J.W. Jackson of Fort Worth; two sons, the Rev. Raymond D. Jackson of Texarkana, Ark., and Larry W. Jackson of Fort Worth; two daughters, Ann Cendroski of Wichita Falls and Martha J. Vaughn of Fort Worth; three brothers, James Alford of Fort Worth, George Alford of Mesquite and William Alford of Waxahachie; three sisters, Minnie Fox of Weatherford, Estelle Boling of Fort Worth and Billie Tubbs of Centerville; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX

From Allen Wheatley’s Cemeteries Photographed: http://teafor2.com/ (permission granted)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flora B. Jackson (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 Feb 1916 and died 4 July 1994.

            See the obituaries of her siblings James David Alford and Minnie Lou Alford Fox in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Flora Bell 1916 TX1, George Washington 1895 TX2, George Washington 1860 TX3, Hatch 1815 NC4, Isaac 1782 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FLORENCE INEZ ALFORD SUROVIK

AAFA #0107

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—_____ August 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

CALDWELL [Burleson Co.]—Funeral services for Inez Alford Surovik, 100, of Caldwell will be 10 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

            The Rev. William Jenkins of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery….

            Mrs. Surovik died at home Thursday evening [August 19].

            She was born in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School. Mrs. Surovik attended North Texas State Normal College of Denton and taught in several area schools, including Second Creek, Deanville, Cooks Point, San Antonio Prairie and Caldwell.

            At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Surovik was very active in the church, teaching study courses and serving as a Sunday school teacher and as sponsor for the Church Asberry girls, who began the fund for the church organ that is still used today. As a member of the Methodist women’s organization, she helped cook for the local Rotary Club for 29 years. She was also a member of the Bluebonnet Club.

            Family members said she’ll be remembered as a great cook who loved gardening, flowers and roses.

            Mrs. Surovik was preceded in death by her parents, Halcut and Mary Jane Alford; her husband, W.L. [William Louis] Surovik Sr., in 1968; four brothers, D.L. Alford Sr., Robert A. Alford, Richard Erwin Alford and Phillip Alford; and four sisters, Elizabeth Alford, Cadie Alford, Nellie Alford and Mary Scott Alford.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William L. Jr. and Sara Surovik of Caldwell; a grandson, Richard J. Surovik of Caldwell; a granddaughter and her spouse, Jayne and Emmit Wolz of Caldwell; a great-granddaughter, Julie Wolz of Caldwell; five nieces; six nephews; and many other relatives….

 

Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Carolyn - cmarek03@yahoo.com -

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Surovik (SS# issued in TX) was born 12 May 1893 and died 19 Aug 1993, last residence Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her parents Halcut Alford and Mary Jane Scott Alford; and siblings Daniel Lee Alford Sr., Lizzie Evans Alford, and Richard Erwin Alford in this compilation.

            Inez did not use her first name, Florence.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Florence Inez 1893 TX1, Halcut 1854 TX2, Richard Erwin 1818 GA3, Halcut 1789 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FOY BELL ALFORD

Mother of Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

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Photo from her son Max Ray Alford

 

HOPKINS COUNTY ECHO

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—Friday, 15 August 1997

 

            Graveside services for Foy Bell Alford, 86, of Sulphur Springs were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in Restlawn Memorial Park with the Rev. Bryan Davis and the Rev. Jim Spurgeon officiating.

            Mrs. Alford died at 1:37 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in Carriage House Manor, following an extended illness.

            She was born Jan. 21, 1911, in Pickton, the daughter of Mark and Melissa Nichols Bell. She married Ray Alford on Jan. 3, 1941, in Pickton. He preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 1977.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker, a member of Lake Highlands Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Hopkins County.

            Survivors include two sons, Max Ray Alford of Mesquite and W.L. Alford of Squaw Valley, Calif.; three daughters, Helen Louise Fisher of Brashear, Betty Gene Davis of Greenville and Foy Dell Lewis of Sulphur Springs; a sister, Lucy Dedmon of Dallas; seven grandchildren, the Rev. Bryan Davis, Scott Davis, Samantha Alford, Matt Alford, Robyn Follis, Angie Dunn and Rick Phillips; and seven great‑grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by 13 brothers and sisters.

 

 

Photos from Winterfield Cemetery, Winterfield, Hopkins Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gena Forsyth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Foy Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ray Lewis Alford, in this compilation.

 

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FRANCA “PAUL” ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—27 April 1988

 

            Franca Alford, 44, of Dallas, a warehouse worker for Wonder Bread, died Wednesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital of heart disease. Born in Fairfield [Freestone Co.], he attended Boulter High School in Fairfield.

            Survivors include wife, Valaria Alford of Dallas; sons, Lorenzo Alford and Darren Alford, both of Dallas; daughters, Paulette Alford and Shannon Alford, both of Dallas; mother, Frankie Terry of Fairfield; father, X.A. Alford of Fairfield; brothers, Billy Jarmond of Arlington, James Alford of Tyler, Aaron Alford of Dallas and Bernest Terry of Houston; sisters, Velma Marshall and Bennie Jones, both of Dallas, Lucy Ellison of Fort Worth and Vesser Mason of Houston.

            Wake at 6 p.m. today at Golden Gate Funeral Chapel. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Golden Change Baptist Church. Additional service at 2:30 p.m. at Lone Star Baptist Church in Fairfield with burial at Bethel Cemetery in Fairfield.

 

Photo from Bethel Cemetery (aka Sand Hill Cemetery), Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cynthia Meyers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that F. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 13 July 1943 and died _____ April 1988, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            TX Births: Franca Alford, male, was born 13 July 1943 in Freestone Co., mother Frankie J. Terry, father not listed. Birth records for 3 siblings list father’s name Exa Alford, and one record lists mother Frankie Jene Terry.

            TX Marriages: Franca Alford, age 28, married Melva McMihelk, age 25, on 22 Oct 1971 in Dallas Co., TX.

            TX Divorces: Franca and Melva J. Alford were divorced on 4 Sept 1874 in Dallas Co.

            TX Marriages: Franca Alford, age 40, married Valria [sic] D. Phillips, age 24, on 17 Nov 1983 in Dallas Co.

            SSDI records show that X.A. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 April 1920 and died 7 April 2004, last residence Fairfield, Freestone Co., TX.

            In 1930 X.A. Alford, age 10 b. TX, is living in Freestone Co., TX, with his parents Clem Alford 38 TX, and Vesser S. 38 TX; and his siblings Andrew 18, Leola 15, Bib 14, and Johnnie 12. They are enumerated as Negro.

            SSDI records show that Clem Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 March 1892 and died 15 May 1968, last residence Oakwood, Leon Co., TX.

            On Clem Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 25, born 24 March 1892 in Butler [Freestone Co.], TX. He is living in Oakwood, Freestone Co., TX, is a farmer supporting a wife and 3 children, and is a Negro.

            In 1900 Clem Alford, age 8 b. March 1892 in TX, is living in Freestone Co., TX, with this parents Andrew Alford, 46 b. March 1854 in TX, and Rose A. 43 b. April 1857 in TX.

            AAFA’s Texas “Alford” Marriages: Andrew Alford married Rosanah Crowder on 27 Sept 1871 in Freestone Co.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Clem Alford’s death certificate names his parents, Andrew Alford and Rose Ann Crower.

            Franca’s father, X.A. Alford; his grandparents Clem (1892–1968) and Vesser Alford; and his great-grandparents Andrew (1850–1925) and Rosana Alford are also buried in Bethel Cemetery.

            His lineage: Franca 1943 TX1, X.A. 1920 TX2, Clem 1892 TX3, Andrew 1850/1854 TX4.

 

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FRANCE WEST ALFORD

 

Heartland Funeral Home

Early, Brown Co., TX—_____ February 2013

 

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            France West Alford passed away into the arms of her Savior on February 25, 2013 in Early, Texas at the age of 90.

            She requested that no service be held and cremation was under direction of the Heartland Funeral Home. Her ashes will be interred next to her husband at the Soldiers’ Cemetery in Washington, D.C. at a later date.

            Frances was born on September 3, 1922 in Lagrange, Georgia to Alton and Alice Lee West, the seventh of eight children. She was married to Pearce Alford in Muscogee County, Georgia. She spent most of her life in the Columbus area, and worked for 30 years at Fort Benning, Georgia where she retired as a Systems Analyst for the Department of Defense. Frances moved to the Cross Plains area several years ago to be near her daughter.

            Survivors include her daughter Jane Holmes and husband David of Cross Plains, Texas; two grandchildren Ellen Rowley of Chino Hills, California and Mark Westcott of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; four great grandchildren Aiden and Ethan Rowley, Findley and McKenna Westcott.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and seven siblings.

            Frances was loved by all who knew her for her generosity of spirit, her peculiar sense of humor, and her complete dedication to her family. She will be greatly missed. If you would like to honor her please contribute to either of these charities, Wounded Warriors or the High Risk Nursery at Muscogee County Hospital.

 

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

 

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FRANCELLA ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—19 August 2012

 

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Francella Alford

February 4, 1925 - August 12, 2012

 

            Visitation will be held @ American Heritage Funeral Home next to the Veterans’ Cemetery on August 21, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Service and Burial immediately following Visitation.

 

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

 

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FRANCES ALFRED

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 August 2000

 

            Graveside services for Frances Alfred, 68, Tyler, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Wyatt officiating under direction of Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler.

            Mrs. Alfred died Aug. 8 in a Tyler hospital.

            She was born Oct. 23, 1931, in Corsicana. She was a retired nurse and lived in Levelland prior to moving to Tyler in 1982. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Alfred in 1991.

            Survivors include son, Ron Alfred, Houston; and sisters, Jo Black and Ruth Smith, both of Tyler.

 

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FRANCES ALFRED KENDRICK BARTEE

 

Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors

Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., TX—_____ September 2007

 

 

            Funeral services for Frances Kendrick Bartee, age 85, of Rosenberg, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, 502 South Fifth St., Richmond, Texas, with Dr. John Lockhart officiating.

            The burial service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Crockett, Texas.

            Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2007, at Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas.

            Mrs. Bartee passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007, in Rosenberg. She was born Frances Alfred on October 4, 1921 in Crockett, Texas. Her parents, Richard and Elzora Alfred preceded her in death, along with her husband of 47 years, R.C. Kendrick; and husband of three years, Lacy Bartee; son, Roy Kendrick; daughter, Linda Mosier; grandsons Dennis McAnally and Wayne Mosier. She was also preceded in death by brothers: Elzie Alfred, Moody Alfred, and R. H. Alfred; sisters Alpha Morgan and Effie Moffitt.

            She is survived by her son, Ranzy Kendrick and wife, Joanie, of Liberty Hill, Texas; daughter, Joyce Loesch and husband, Larry, of Rosenberg; daughter-in-law, Jackie Kendrick of Richmond, Texas; foster daughter, Ruby Spacek and husband, Robert, of Richmond, Texas; 11 grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one foster great grandchild; seven great great grandchildren; sister, Ellena Hamlin of Lovelady, Texas; brother-in-law, L.C. Kendrick of Crockett, Texas; sisters-in-law: Marie Alfred of Elkhart, Texas; Edna Alfred of Jacinto City, Texas; Reba Fae Bowdoin and Betty Jo Kendrick, both of Crockett, Texas and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin McAnally, Jeff McAnally , Wesley McAnally , Cody Loesch , Christopher Kendrick , Daryl Kendrick , Jeremy Kendrick , and Kent Spacek.

            Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, 502 South Fifth St., Richmond, TX 77469 or to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11457, Alexandria, VA 22312.

            Funeral services are under the direction of Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors, Inc., 1201 Fourth Street, Rosenberg, Texas 77471. Online guest book available at www.garmanycarden.com

 

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HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Thursday, 4 October 2007

 

            Mrs. Frances Kendrick Bartee, age 85 of Rosenberg, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2007, in Rosenberg. Mrs. Bartee was born Frances Alfred on October 4, 1921, in Crockett, Texas to Richard and Elzora Alfred.

            Survivors include her son Ranzy Kendrick and wife Joanie, of Liberty Hill; daughter Joyce Loesch and husband, Larry, of Rosenberg; daughter-in-law Jackie Kendrick, of Richmond; foster daughter Ruby Spacek and husband Robert, of Richmond; 11 grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one foster great-grandchild; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister Ellena Hamlin of Lovelady; brother-in-law L.C. Kendrick of Crockett; sisters-in-law: Marie Alfred of Elkhart, Edna Alfred of Jacinto City, Reba Fae Bowdoin and Betty Jo Kendrick, both of Crockett; and numberous nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by her parents Richard and Elzora Alfred; husband of 47 years, R.C. Kendrick; and husband of three years, Lacy Bartee; son Roy Kendrick; daughter Linda Mosier; grandsons Dennis McAnally and Wayne Mosier; brothers Elzie Alfred, Moody Alfred, and R.H. Alfred; sisters Alpha Morgan and Effie Moffitt.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Kendrick Bartee were held Saturday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 502 South Fifth St., Richmond, Texas, with Dr. John Lockhard officiating.

            Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Cemetery in Crockett. Pallbearers were Kevin McAnally, Jeff McAnally, Wesley McAnally, Cody Loesch, Christopher Kendrick, Daryl Kendrick, Jeremy Kendrick and Kent Spacek.

            Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church or to the American Diabetes Association. Garmany & Carden Funeral Directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances K. Bartee (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rosenberg, Fort Bend Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Elzie Dryden Alfred and Moody David Alfred in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her as Myrtle Frances, but she apparently never used Myrtle.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Frances 1921 TX1, Richard Henry 1886 TX2, David Richard 18523, David Turner 1813 VA4.

 

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FRANCES B. LARUE HALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Sunday, 16 May 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Frances B. Halford, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, May 13, 1999. She was born in St. Louis, MO. on January 9, 1926. Mrs. Halford was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Hayward L. Halford, Sr.; son, Hayward L. Halford, Jr. and wife Sheri of Houston, daughter, Susan Guinn and husband Keith of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Hayley and Rachel Halford, Wara Guinn and Kelli Gill; sisters Bonnie Hicks, Jacksonville, IL. Roberta LaRue, Alice Mincer, and Jackie Novak all of St. Louis, MO, Dorothy Walker, Kansas City, MO, and Eileen Wenglinski, Fredericksburg, MD.

            Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 16, 1999 from 2:00–5:00 PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels North, 3401 Cherry Ridge Dr. The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 17, 1999 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.... The interment will follow in Mission Burial Park North....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances B. Halford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Boerne, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Hayward Lee Halford Sr. (which provides her maiden name); and her son Hayward Lee Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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FRANCES ELIZABETH “LIZZIE” LEE ALFORD

 

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

 

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

Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—11 March 1904

 

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

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

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

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Dewitt C. Alford and Halcut Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

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

 

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FRANCES M. HALFORD ANDERSON

 

Source unknown, but possibly:

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—_____ November 2011

 

 

            Frances M. Anderson, 92, of Garland and formerly of Albany died Tuesday Nov. 22 2011 in a Garland care center. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday Dec. 10, in the Albany Cemetery under the direction of Godfrey Neese Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Anderson was born Aug. 22, 1919 in Albany, Texas to Charlie Houston and Necia Maud (Balliew) Halford. She attended school in Albany. Mrs. Anderson married William Clinton Anderson in Feb. 1935 in Breckenridge. They moved to Ft. Worth from Albany in 1940. She was a homemaker and a member of Albany Church of Christ.

            Mrs. Anderson is survived by two daughters, Ginger Anderson of Garland and Deidra Samford and husband Jack of San Diego, California; three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband in 1994, her parents, and one brother Bobby Halford.

 

 

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Photo from Albany Cemetery, Albany, Shackelford Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Saundra Nobles

Photo taken 21 May 2007

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Charles Houston Halford Jr. and Necia Maud Balliew Halford, in this compilation.

 

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FRANCES VIRGINIA SMITH ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Monday, 15 December 1958

 

            Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Elliot’s Chapel of Memories for Mrs. Frances Virginia Alford, 93, who died at her home, 2248 N. 19th St., Sunday [December 14].

            Carl Spain, minister of the Graham St. Church of Christ, will officiate, assisted by Overton Faubus. Burial will be in Round Mount [sic: Mound] Cemetery near Lake Fort Phantom Hill.

            Born March 19, 1865, in Angelina County, Mrs. Alford had lived in Abilene for 53 years. She married Thomas J. Alford in 1882 in Robertson County and the couple moved to Abilene in 1905. Mr. Alford, who died in 1927, farmed in both Taylor and Robertson counties.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Church of Christ.

            Survivors include three sons, Thomas B. Alford of 2248 N. 19th St., Arthur C. of 734 S. Treadaway Blvd., and Benjamin F. of Olden; three daughters, Mrs. Annie S. Day, Mrs. Mary Hankins and Mrs. Hale Kelly, all of Abilene; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Round Mound Cemetery, Hamby, Jones Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Hoffman

 

AAFA NOTES: From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: Her death certificate names her parents Burl Smith and _____ Waltz.

            See the obituaries of her children Annie Stacie Alford Day and Arthur Carl Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL1, Jackson 1830 AL2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

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FRANCESCA MELISSA “FANNIE” BELLATTI ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—23 June 1936

 

WOMAN, 101, CARD ENTHUSIAST, DEAD

 

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 22—Mrs. Fannie Alford, 101, died Monday.

            Until stricken two weeks ago, she was almost as active as her children. Her eyesight and hearing were fairly good, her mind was alert, and she had lots of company.

            She liked bridge and often played until past midnight. When her hads were crippled with arthritis several years ago she worked with them untiringly until she was again able to hold and deal her cards.

 

Photo from Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Gibbons

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband was Edmond Lafayette Alford, also buried in Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born 18 Feb 1835 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, the daughter of Charles Bellatti and Ann Gerton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Edmond Lafayette 1830 TN1, Wiley 1783 NC2, Jacob 1738 VA3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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FRANK ALFORD

 

ABILENE DAILY REPORTER

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Thursday, 6 April 1911

 

FRANK ALFORD STRUCK BY TEXAS AND PACIFIC WEST BOUND NEAR ARLINGTON – DEATH INSTANTANEOUS

 

FORT WORTH, Tex., April 3—A man identified as Frank Alford of Hico was struck by a westbound Texas and Pacific passenger train near Arlington at 4:45 o'clock this morning and instantly killed. According to the statement of Engineer Garabrant given to Justice Maben, who is holding the inquest, Alford was walking on the track during the heavy rain of the early morning and was not observed until the locomotive was within a few yards of him. The whistle was blown and the airbrake applied, but it was too late. The man turned his head at the sound of the whistle in time to realize his danger. The next moment he was struck and killed.

            The body was brought here and placed at the Spellman undertaking establishment. A card and a memorandum book in the pocket of the deceased led to the belief that he was a citizen of Waco. Parties in that city wired that the Waco man was alive, and that the man killed had exchanged coats with him in the Eagles' leigeroom there by mistake.

            The undertaker was advised that the dead man's name was Frank Alford of Hico, and inquiry was made at the latter place. The remains were sent tonight to Hico for interment. A brother of the deceased came here this evening and took the body to its destination.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Aaron Ransom Alford, in this compilation.

            He is buried with his parents in Hico Cemetery, Hamilton Co., TX, but he has no gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Frank 1871 TX1, Aaron Ransom 1841 TN/KY2, Alsey 1802 NC3, Ira Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANK BENJAMIN ALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Porter Loring Mortuary

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Wednesday, 30 March 2011

 

            Frank B. Alford, U.S. Air Force (Ret), born in Rising Star, Texas June 24, 1920, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 in San Antonio at age 90. He was in schooling at Texas A&M at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack. He immediately joined the Army Air Corps, trained as a pilot, and began his combat career as a B-17 bomber pilot with the Eighth Air Force in the 1943-44 air assault against Germany. In 1947 he finished his engineering schooling at Texas A&M and began a career directed toward the research and development tasks of the Air Force Systems Command. He held progressively more responsible assignments in the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, weapons systems development programs, and technical intelligence of foreign (principally Soviet) weapons system. In 1969 he was appointed to control configuration of the Titan III space launch rocket system, and in 1970 he became Director, engineering and test of the Titan III. In 1973 he became Director of Production for weapons systems intelligence, Air Force Foreign Technology Division. During his military engineering career he participated in innumerable engineering, planning, and budgetary decisions with Air Force staffs at every level. He also worked closely for many years with National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials on rocket engine and space booster programs. In his career he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, four Air Medals, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medals from both the Army and the Air Force, and numerous campaign medals.

            He was married to a San Antonio girl, Marjorie Conway who passed away in 2004. Their three children and families are Colonel (Ret) Ben and Theresa Alford of San Antonio, with children, Molly, Sarah and Emily; daughter, Susanne Alford of Athens, GA, and granddaughter, Doctor Katherine Fowler of Athens, GA, and daughter, Colonel (Ret) Laura Counts of Denver, CO, and great grandson, James Sager of Athens, GA. In addition to his children, he is survived by his wife, Phyllis Alford of San Antonio, TX.

 

Memorial Gathering

Friday, April 1, 2011

2:00 P.M.

The Towers, One Towers Park Lane

 

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Photo from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra M. Holt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Frank Benjamin Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Marjorie Conway Alford; and his mother, Vera Elizabeth Bowden Alford in this compilation.

            In his mother’s obituary, he is called B. Frank Alford, and his father is Benjamin Frank Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Frank Benjamin 1920 TX, Benjamin Franklin 1898 TX1, Jacob Lawhorn 1864 TX2, Jesse Powell 1828 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANK STARR ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 18 September 1933

 

MARSHALL, Texas, Sept. 17—Frank Alford, 40, died Saturday [September 16] at the Baylor Hospital in Dallas, where he was taken for a treatment of an ailment.

            Mr. Alford was born and reared in Marshall. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Alford.

            He is survived by his wife and an adopted daughter; his mother, Mrs. Addie Alford of this city, and the following sisters and brothers; Charlie Alford, New York City; Joe Alford, Chicago, Ill.; Miss Eugenia Alford, Dallas; Miss Anna Alford, Denton; Mrs. Herbert Heckle, Cartersville, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Jones, New Bedford, Mass.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Andrea Maloney

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Josiah Perry Alford; and sister Eugenia Culberson “Gene” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Frank Starr 1892 TX1, Josiah Perry 1843 TX2, Lodwick Pierce 1812 GA3, Lodwick 1775 NC4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FREDDIE JOE ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but possibly:

LIGHT & CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—_____ September 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Funeral services for Freddie Joe Alford, 64, of Joaquin were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, in Mangum Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial followed in the Jackson Cemetery in Joaquin.

            Mr. Alford died Sept. 2 at Memorial Hospital of Center.

            He was a native of Shelby County, born April 6, 1928, the son of Fred Eugene Alford and Clara Margaret (Truitt) Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Doris Alford of Joaquin; sons, Darrell Alford of Joaquin and Tommy Alford of Center; daughters, Joyce Miller of Joaquin and Brenda Risinger of Shelbyville; grandchildren, Niki Addison, Jessica Addison, Christa Miller, Ron Miller, Trey Addison, Daniel Alford, Kenny Alford and Don Barclay; and great grandchildren, Seth Barclay and Lauren Barclay.

            Pallbearers were Johnny Martin, Shorty Martin, Wayne Swan, Wayne Collins, Rodney Warren and Joe Porter....

 

Photos from Jackson Cemetery, Joaquin, Shelby Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Gorbet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Freddie J. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Joaquin, Shelby Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Doris F. Ritnour Alford; and sister-in-law Hettie Clarice Dearman Alford in this compilation.

            A 15 year old Fred Alford is shown in the 1910 Shelby Co. census as the nephew of Luther Lattimore. A sister of Luther Lattimore was Edna Alford, b. TX ca 1870. In the 1900 census of Shelby Co. is Edna Alford, b. TX ca 1870, daughter of Jane Latimer, and in the house is 5 year old Freddie Alford, grandson of Jane Latimer. According to AAFA Texas marriage list, a J.T. Alford married Edna Latimour in Shelby Co. TX December 6, 1889.

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

            His lineage: Freddie Joe 1928 TX1, Fred Eugene 1895 TX2, John Turner 1867 AL3, William Henry 1825 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FREDRICK ALFRED, SR.

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 30 March 2000

 

            Fredrick Alfred, Sr., 63, of Beaumont died March 23 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

            The funeral was held at noon on Saturday at St. Pius X Catholic Church with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery.

            A lifelong resident of Beaumont, he was a laborer for the City of Beaumont.

            Survivors include his wife, Marie Louise Alfred of Beaumont; sons, Fredrick Alfred, Jr., Milton Eaglin, Brian Alfred and John Eaglin, all of Beaumont, Joseph Eaglin of Port Arthur and James Eaglin of Dallas; daughters, Judy Smith and Priscilla Alfred, both of Beaumont; brother, Freddie Alfred, Sr. [?] of Beaumont; and fifteen grandchildren.

 

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FREDERICK FERGUS “RICK” ALFORD, III

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—8 September 1973

 

            Alford, Frederick Fergus III, 3819 McFarlin. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick F. Alford Jr.; sisters, Bertha and Harriet Alford; grandmother, Mrs. Frederick F. Alford Sr.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Worthington.

            Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Sparkman-Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel. Entombment Hillcrest Mausoleum.

            Pallbearers: Jeff Prather, Andy Martinez, Roger Martinez, Robert M. Olmsted Jr., David Eisenichr, Pet McAninch, john R. Taylor, Ben Weber Jr.

 

11/26/2011: Wrote to Sparkman Hillcrest for plot info.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. His sister, Bertha Alford, provided his birth date: 1 July 1955.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Frederick Fergus Alford Jr. and Bertha Worthington Alford; sister Harriett Olita Alford; and his Alford grandparents, Frederick Fergus Alford Sr. and Olita McCoy Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Frederick Fergus 1955 TX1, Frederick Fergus 1931 TX2, Frederick Fergus 1899 TX3, Albert Nelson 1841 TX4, George G. 1793 NY5, George 1764 CT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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FREDERICK FERGUS ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 6 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

            Services for Fred F. Alford Jr., a Dallas businessman and former mayor of Rosser, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Munger Place United Methodist Church in Dallas.

            Mr. Alford, 62, died Wednesday [May 5] at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

            The Dallas native graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1952 with a business degree and started working for Alford Warehouse Co., which his father founded in the 1930s. In 1964, Mr. Alford became president of the company, one of the nation’s largest ground refrigeration storage facilities.

            He is credited with expanding the use of computers in the public warehouse industry and pioneering energy-efficient blast freezer and refrigerated storage technology, said his wife, Lois Folse-Alford.

            Mr. Alford also owned a ranching business in Rosser, in Kaufman County, and served as that town’s mayor from 1987 to 1989.

            In addition to his wife, Mr. Alford is survived by his mother, Oleta Alford of Dallas; a daughter, B.W. Alford II; a son, Parker Brighton Folse-Alford of Dallas; two step-daughters, Micheau Folse and Donica Folse Jimenez, both of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 6 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

            Fred F. Alford Jr., survived by mother, Mrs. Fred F. Alford, Sr.; wife, Lois Folse-Alford; daughter, B.W. Alford, II; son, Parker Folse-Alford; step-daughter, Micheau Folse; step-daughter & family Donica Folse-Jimenez & husband Ildefonso Jimenez, Jr. & their children, Christanna & Santiago, all of Dallas.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bertha Worthington Alford; son, Frederick Fergus (Rick) Alford, III & daughter, Harriett Olita (Happy) Alford.

            Services 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 7, 1993, Munger Place United Methodist Church, 5200 Bryan Street, Dallas.... Interment Restland Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers: members of his Sunday School class at Munger Place United Methodist Church. Family to receive friends at Restland Funeral Home 7–8:30 P.M. Thursday, May 6, 1993.

11/26/2011: Wrote to Restland Memorial Park for plot info.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Bertha Worthington Alford; his children Frederick Fergus Alford III and Harriett Olita Alford; and his parents, Frederick Fergus Alford Sr. and Olita McCoy Alford, and in this compilation.

            TX Births: Frederick Fergus Alford Jr. was born 17 March 1931, the son of Frederick Fergus Alford and Olita McCoy.

            In his memorial at FindAGrave.com, he is listed as Frederick F. Alford, Jr., 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force, Korea.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Frederick Fergus 1931 TX1, Frederick Fergus 1899 TX2, Albert Nelson 1841 TX3, George G. 1793 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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FREDERICK FERGUS ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 15 October 1964

 

 

FRED ALFORD DIES; STORAGE EXECUTIVE

 

            The man responsible for turning a bankrupt warehouse into a multimillioin-dollar concern and the world’s largest refrigerated complex died here Wednesday afternoon.

            Fred Fergus Alford Sr., 65, who entered the refrigeration storage business while a junior accountant for a Dallas firm, had been president of the Alford Refrigerated Warehouses since forming the company in 1937. He also was a prominent Dallas sports figure.

            In 1936, while working as accountant with Ernst & Ernst Auditing Co. of Dallas, Alford was sent to run an audit on the Merchants Cold Storage Co. of Dallas. The company was then behind on its rent to a California brokerage company and Alford agreed to take over management of the firm. In 1937, while still with Ernst & Ernst, he formed Fred F. Alford Refrigeration Co. as a side-line job.

            A decade later, the side-line had become the largest and the first mechanized refrigerated warehouse complex in the world with the completion of a 20,000,000-cubic-foot warehouse at 318 Cadiz.

            Alford’s success in business had often been credited not only to determination but to his generous policies toward employes. At one time company benefits were listed as including unlimited coverage of family medical expenses, optional guaranteed wages, investment opportunities and in some cases college education for employes’ children.

            Dallas financial leaders had often cited the Alford Employe Credit Union for its unusual operation which in a 16-year history had paid as much as 22 per cent dividends.

            Alford had served as vice-president of the National Association of Refrigeration Warehouses in 1949, president of the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Accountants in 1939. In 1954, he was appointed to the United States Department of Agriculture’s committee on the cold storage industry.

            As a sportsman, Alford won numerous titles in skeet shooting and was the founder of the annual Pan-American International Skeet Championships at the Dallas Gun Club.

            In 1953, Mr. Alford and his wife set a world record for husband and wife teams in skeet shooting with 497x500 in competition. He and his wife also hold the 300-target match record of 299x300 which they won in 1953. He was named to the Men’s All-American Skeet Team in 1953 and in 1955 placed fourth in the Pan-American Olympics.

            A native of Wills Point [Van Zandt Co.], Mr. Alford was the son of A.N. Alford, a Confederate captain from Crockett. He attended Wills Point schools, Texas A&M University and the University of Texas.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Sparkman’s Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

            Survivors, all of Dallas: Wife; a son, Frederick F. Alford Jr., and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Olita McCoy Alford; and his son Frederick Fergus Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            On Frederick Fergus Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 19 born 11 June 1899, a student at A&M College in College Station, TX. His permanent residence is in Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., TX, and his nearest relative is A.N. Alford of Wills Point.

            For more information, see Frederick Fergus Alford, Sr., 1899–1964.

            He was the grandson of General George G. Alford, Quartermaster General for Sam Houston. General Alford is part of a painting, showing the Mexican surrender, in the rotunda of the Texas state house. See two articles in AAFA ACTION: “George G. Alford, 1793–1847,” September 1991, p. 67; and “George Alford of Texas,” March 1991, pp. 43–44.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #13.

            His lineage: Frederick Fergus 1899 TX1, Albert Nelson 1841 TX2, George G. 1793 NY3, George 1764 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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GARY ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 20 December 2011

 

            Gary Alford, 48, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Burleson. Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday in Holly Hills Mausoleum Chapel. Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Gary was born June 15, 1953, in Whitney.

 

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HOOD COUNTY NEWS

Granbury, Hood Co., TX—24 December 2011

 

            Gary Alford of Granbury, 48, an electrician, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Burleson.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Wiley Funeral Home. Interment: Holly Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Gary was born June 15, 1963, in Whitney, to Charles Ray Alford, Sr. and Nadra Arnold Alford. He had lived in Granbury since 1969 and was a member of Oaktrail Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his father.

            Survivors: Mother, Nadra Arnold of Granbury; daughter, Crystal Alford of Houston; brother, Ray Alford of Granbury; three grandchildren; aunt, LaVada Harms of Alabama; uncle, Doyle Arnold of Alabama; niece, Michele Calcote of Granbury; nephew, Jason Alford of Granbury; and several cousins in Alabama.

            Arrangements were by Wiley Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Charles Ray Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Gary 1963 TX1, Charles Ray 1935 TX2, John Monroe 1889 TX3, William Ball 1860 TX4, Allen 1824 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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GARY EUGENE ALFRED

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 14 January 2007

 

            Funeral services for Gary E. Alfred, 56, of Hallsville, will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2007, at Macedonia Baptist Church.... Interment will be in Memory Park Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. He passed away Thursday, January 11, 2007, at a local hospital....

            Mr. Alfred was born August 11, 1950, in Longview, to George and Dorothy Alfred, and had been a resident of Hallsville most of his life. He was a retired machinist from LeTourneau Manufacturing Inc. Mr. Alfred was a very active member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters and son-in-law, Kristy Alfred Walters and husband, Pete, and April Alfred, all of Hallsville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Sandy Alfred of Keller, Texas, and Randy and Betty Alfred of Hallsville; grandchildren, Amber and Kelton Walters, and Dalton Fenton; and several nieces and nephews....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gary Eugene Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Hallsville, Harrison Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Dorothy Nell Tutt Alfred, in this compilation, which provided his middle name.

 

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GARY LEE ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Tuesday, 31 August 2010

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Gary Lee Alford, age 67, of Frankston are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Elliott Memorial Chapel at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard, with Sister Mary Dowdy officiating. Burial will follow in Bullard Cemetery.

            Mr. Gary Alford was born July 3, 1943, in Bullard. He was a Baptist and worked as a longshoreman with the ILA-28 Union. Gary died Aug. 27, 2010, at his residence.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Elton (Skinny) Alford; mother, Kate Ivey Alford; sister, Louise Jonas; and grandson, Ethan Wayne Alford.

            Gary is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey and Sandra Alford and Gary and Cindi Alford, all of Lindale, daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Hobert Riley of Pattison, Miss.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Margie and Harvey Covey of Bullard and Diane Cromer of Bullard; two brothers and sister-it-law, Joe Alford of Bullard and Lavon and Joan Alford of Frankston; 10 grandchildren, Chris, Misty, Jordan, Jacob, Russell, Evan, Chandler, Cortney, Tater and Bradley; and two great-grandchildren, Taiten and Caden. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jacob Alford, Chris Riley, Russell Alford, Tater Alford, Dalton Covey and Chandler Powell. Honorary pallbearers will be Bradley Alford and Evan Alford.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Joseph Elton Alford and Kate Helen Faye Ivey Alford; brother Elton Lavon Alford; and grandson Ethan Wayne Alford in this compilation.

 

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GARY WAYNE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ March 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Gary Wayne Alford, 23, died March 14, 1983. Survivors: wife, Sharon Alford; daughters, Christi and Rebecca Alford, all of Baytown; parents Mareline Castellese, Hockley; and Billy Alford, Houston; brothers, Darryl and Michael Castellese, Hockley; sisters, Cheryl, Conie and Carry Alford, all of Houston; grandmother, Eunice Pfeffer, El Campo. Funeral services 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Earthman’s Gulf Freeway Chapel.... Interment Many Cemetery, Many, Louisiana, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gary Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 April 1959 and died _____ March 1983.

 

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GAYE MARCINNE ALFORD

 

November 17, 1949–October 19, 2010

Photo and dates from Eickenhorst Funeral Services

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 20 October 2010

 

            Gaye Marcinne Alford, age 60 of Spring, passed away on October 19, 2010. Survivors include her son, Buck Alford; daughter, Tobi Dahl; and grandchildren, Hailey, Chloe and Trace.

            Friends are invited to visit with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Eickenhorst Funeral Services, 1712 N. Frazier, Suite 115, Conroe, TX 77301.Those wishing to post tributes to the family may do so at www.eickenhorstfuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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GENEVIEVE MARIE BERG ALFORD

 

KALAMAZOO GAZETTE

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI—5 July 2007

 

Alford, Genevieve M.

Of Carrollton, TX

 

            Genevieve M. Alford went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 30, 2007. She was born December 1, 1923 in Canby, Oregon, to the late Bernard J. and Emma C. (Benson) Berg. She was their only child.

            Genevieve received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Secretarial Science from Oregon State College in 1945. She attended a USO dance in 1944 in Oregon where she met her future husband, Elton C. Alford of Kalamazoo, Michigan. They were united in marriage on December 26, 1946. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1995.

            Some of her favorite pastimes were playing bridge and reading. For the past 12 years, she lived in Carrollton, Texas to be near her children.

            Surviving Genevieve are her children, Kenneth and his wife, Janine Alford of Georgetown, Texas, Jeanne and her husband, Richard Witte of Carrollton, Texas and grandsons, Adam, Jason and Nathan Witte.

            She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Carrollton. Visitation will be Friday, July 6th from 1:00-2:00 PM, at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., Portage. Funeral Services will take place at 2:00 PM, immediately following the visitation period. Rev. Mike Kemper will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 7669, Atlanta, GA 30357. www.langelands.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her husband’s siblings Norval Von Alford, Vera May Alford, and Orville Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            From Thomas Gunn Family Tree (Ancestry.com): Elton Clair Alford was the son of Clyde Rudolph Alford and Mary Elma Whipple.

            SSDI records show that Elton C. Alford was born 9 April 1923 and died 27 Dec 1995, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. Florida Death Index, 1877–1998 (Ancestry.com) lists the death of Elton C. Alford, born 9 April 1923, on 27 Dec 1995 in Lake Co., FL.

            Her husband’s lineage: Elton Clair 1923 MI1, Clyde Rudolph 1876 MI2, William Henry Harrison 1840 MI3, William 1799 MA4.

 

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GEORGE ALFORD

 

TEJAS GIRL SCOUT NEWSLETTER

September 1984, Vol. 1, No. 1

            Thousands of Girl Scouts have learned Indian lore and watched with fascination as Indian George showed the dress and demonstrated the customs of his forebears.

            George Alford of Irving was buried on Friday, August 10. Tejas Girl Scout Council has contributed to the Indian George Alford memorial Fund to honor this man who shared his knowledge so unselfishly with two generations of Girl Scouts!

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 Dec 1914 and died _____ Aug 1984, last residence Irving, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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GEORGE ALFRED ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 9 September 1988

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1989

 

PALESTINE—Services for G.A. Alford, 88, Palestine, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in Bailey & Foster Funeral Home chapel in Palestine….

            Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday in a Palestine hospital.

            He was born July 21, 1900, in Slocum, the son of the late Redin Alford and Susan Teel Alford. He was a retired machinist for Union Pacific Railroad and for many years, he operated Alford’s Grocery in Swanson community. On January 24, 1923, he married the late Lottie S.M. Rogers. He was a member of Christian Church and International Association of Machinists.

            Survivors include two daughters, Anita Lois Wylie, Palestine, and Eurita Rieger, Maryneal; two sons, Virgil Alford, Slocum, and Adrian Alford, Palestine; a sister, Mae Ella Barnhart, Houston; a brother, Odell Alford, Houston; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be James Lokey, Delvin Whipple, Lloyd Alford, Billy Hogan, Milford Harrison and Bill Rodgers….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son, Adrian Garrett Alford, and his brother T. Odell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Alfred 1900 TX1, Redden 1859 AL2, Richard 1829 AL3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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GEORGE ALLEN ALFORD, JR.

 

Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument

Vietnam—31 July 1968

George Allen Alford, Jr.

 

            Cpl. George Allen Alford, Jr. was born on March 7, 1948, in Alvin [Brazoria Co.], Texas, to George Allen and Jo Alford. He had two younger sisters, Brenda and Lesa. The family moved to Meridian, Texas, where he and his younger sisters grew up in a country environment. In Meridian, Allen was very active in Church and in school. He and his family belonged to the First Baptist Church where Allen was active in various groups such as Sunday school and the Royal Ambassadors, which is a bible study group for the youth. He was also baptized in that church. Allen, (fondly nick named “Butch”), was active in sports and was in the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and he played baseball on various little league teams. Football was one of his favorite sports and he played football in both junior high and high school. Allen was multi-talented and he played lineman and was a guard on the varsity football team lettering each year that he played and he also excelled in music playing trumpet in the high school band. He was in the Stage Band in high school that was made up of some of the best band members. Additionally, Allen was also a member of the high school FFA (Future Farmers of America). Growing up in a small Texas hill country town also meant that there were a lot of horse shows and rodeos. Allen was a very good cowboy and he participated in the Bosque County 4H Riding Club, which was a drill team on horses that performed at many rodeos across Texas. He rode bulls in youth rodeos and won a belt buckle for it. Being a true Texan, Allen was also an avid hunter. He loved to hunt deer, dove, quail, ducks, rabbits, or whatever was in season and he was exceptional with either a rifle or shotgun, always coming home with a bag full of game. In another vein, Allen was a soft touch for older towns folk and there were many times that he would do yard work for the elderly in his hometown just to be kind to them.

            In 1966 the Alford family moved back to Alvin, Texas. This was during the Vietnam War and the draft. Allen decided he did not want to head off to college and instead, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1966 at the age of only 18. Allen’s father had been in the Navy during World War II and he told Allen not to join the Marines because he had seen too many Marines die in the Pacific.

            In 1967 Allen was part of the Marine Detachment on the USS Galveston. He served as the Captain’s Orderly from August through November, 1967 and he was on board the Galveston during the Israeli Crisis of 1967. Allen volunteered five times to leave the ship for duty in Vietnam before the Marine Corps agreed to send him because he was the only male in the family to carry on the family name. Allen felt it was his duty to join the fight in Vietnam as he said that was what he was trained for and he felt guilty being on a ship.

            Allen then joined the 3rd Platoon, Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division. He served as a squad leader at the young age of 20. He participated in operations against communist aggression in Vietnam and he was involved in Operation Houston III on 30 June 1968, in Operation Houston IV and in Operation Mameluke Thrust II in Quang Nam Province near An Hoa. It was on this last operation that he was killed on 31 July 1968. At the time of his death, Allen had only been in Vietnam for a month.

            In his short twenty years of life Allen made a difference. He did not just take up space on this earth. The “Dash” between his birth and death years were years well spent. He loved God, his family, and his Country enough to die for them.

 

Photo from Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gena Forsyth

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Allen 1948 TX1, George Allen 1926 TX2, George Washington 1892 TX3, William Ball 1860 TX4, Allen 1824 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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GEORGE BLOCK ALFORD

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Monday, 13 December 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            George Block Alford, 79, 403-1st NE, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, in St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Tudor Street Church of Christ.... Maxey Funeral Home will make burial in Fairland Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born March 13, 1914, in Paris, a son of Mose and Lou Ellen Alford. He attended Lamar County schools and was a member of the Tudor Street Church of Christ.

            Surviving are his wife, Alma; one son, Paul Alford of Greggsville, VA; one brother, David Alford of Paris; two sisters, Mildred Johnson of Dallas and Sinnie McKnight of Rosland, NM; and two grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 7/10/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Paris, Lamar Co., TX.

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

            Mose Alford married Louella Robinson on 29 May 1906 in Lamar Co., TX [FamilySearch.org].

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate says Mose Alford was born 4 Feb 1879 in TX, the son of Alfred Alford and Mary Ann Reed. He died 3 Jan 1960 in Lamar Co., TX. Informant was George Alford.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Lamar Co., TX. In 1910 Mose is single, living with the family of his brother Joe in Lamar Co. In 1880 in Lamar Co. Mose is age 1 and Joe is age 7, living with their parents, Alfred and Ann Alford, and siblings.

            George, his wife, and his father Mose Alford are buried in Fairland Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., TX. Mose’s Find A Grave memorial says he was born 4 Feb 1879 and died 3 Jan 1960.

            A 1917 Lamar Co. death certificate for Mahaley King, age 34, lists her parents as Alfred Alford, born MS, and Ann Cornelis, born Lamar Co., TX.

            His lineage: George Block 1914 TX1, Mose 1879 TX2, Alfred 1835 MS3.

 

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GEORGE THOMAS ALFORD

Uncle of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

BROWNWOOD BULLETIN

Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—_____ 1957

 

            George Alford of Okra [Eastland Co.], brother of four Brownwood residents, died Monday morning in a Gorman [Eastland Co.] hospital. Funeral rites were to be held today at 2 p.m. at Long Branch Church north of Rising Star, with burial to follow in Elam School Cemetery.

            A native of Burnet County, he had lived in Okra nearly all his life.

            Surviving are his wife; a son, Lynn, Lamesa; a daughter, Mrs. Pat Patterson, Gatesville; five brothers, Charles and Jessie Alford, Brownwood, and Preston, Asa and William Alford, Abilene, and two sisters, Mrs. R.H. Shores and Mrs. Roy Hitchcock, Brownwood.

            Higginbotham Funeral Home, Rising Star, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Bell Hosea Alford; his wife, Ether Alford; his son Lynn Alford; and his brothers Asa Evander Alford, Charles Monroe Alford, Jesse Leroy Alford, Preston Benjamin Alford, and William Allen Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Thomas 1890 TX1, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX2, Thomas 1806 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 23 November 1941

 

PEACE OFFICER DIES OF ACCIDENTAL WOUND

 

HEMPHILL, Texas, Nov. 22—George Alford, 64, East Texas peace officer, died Saturday in Beaumont of gunshot wounds accidentally inflicted by a son-in-law a week ago.

FAG photo requested 9/25/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Abner Jefferson Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Abner Jefferson 1899 TX1, George Washington 1879 TX2, Burtis Terry 1845 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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GEORGIA ALFORD

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Wednesday, 30 June 2004

 

            Mrs. Georgia Alford, 96, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2004 at a local nursing home.

            She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Georgia was born July 10, 1907 in Copeland, Texas to Jordan and Mayliza Alford.

            She is survived by her lovely daughter, Verna Mae Spells of Corpus Christi, Texas and a host of cousins and friends....

            Service will be Thursday, July 1, 2004 at 11 a.m. at Seaside Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Seaside Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Georgia Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

 

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GEORGIA VIOLA ALFORD GILL

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ September 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1990

 

            Georgia Alford Gill, 72, died Thursday, September 7, 1989 after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Gill was the former owner and founder of Georgia Gill Electrolysis Clinic and a charter member and Past President of the Association of Texas Electrologists.

            She is survived by: a daughter and son-in-law, Genevieve and Todd Sorenson of Hollis, New Hampshire; son and daughter-in law Robert and Cheryl Gill of Pine, Colorado; grand-children, Bobby and Lindsay Gill; brother, Edward Alford of Bogalusa, La.; sister, Jessie Chetta of Metairie, La.

            Mrs. Gill was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert I. Gill, Sr.

            Friends may call at Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Dr., after 12 noon Friday, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday…. Interment to be in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, La….

 

Photo from Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keri Fuller Long, AAFA #1340

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia A. Gill (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 Jan 1917, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Jessie Cephronia Alford Chetta and William Edward Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of William Edward Alford and Leona Crain.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Georgia 1917 ??1, William Edward 1876 LA2, Jesse G. 1838 MS3, William 1804 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GEORGIA MAE ALFORD

 

DAILY SUN

Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX—Friday, 9 June 2006

 

            Georgia Mae Alford, 89, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 June 1917, last residence Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

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

 

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GERARD JAMES “JAY” ALFRED, JR.

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 21 January 2009

 

Gerald

 

            Gerard “Jay” James Alfred, Jr. passed away on January 15, 2009 after a long battle from many injuries that he substained from a motorcycle accident on September 29, 2007. Jay was born on August 11, 1978 in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He lived most of his life in Morgan City, Louisiana and then he moved to Humble, Texas in 2004. Jay was truly a strong man who loved life and his family and friends.

            He is survived by his loving wife Paula Alfred and daughter Amanda Halcomb, son in law Andrew Halcomb, Sr. and grandchildren, Devan Mock and Andrew Halcomb, Jr. His best friends in life, Kevin Whaley, Pam Martin, William “Mark” Brown, Toben and Michelle Digger, Todd Lipsky (he considered them his brothers and sisters) his father Gerard James Alfred, Sr. and step mother, Jane Polito, mother in law, Ann Rose Johnson, father in law, Mark Siegel. Sister in laws, Pat Voss and Ruth Ann Vargas and their children Ashley, Anna, and A.J. His aunt Karen Knight (as she was like a mother to him much of his life) her children, Tara, Anna, Jimmie, Charita. His aunt & god mother, Bridget Thibadeaux, and his uncle & god father, Bede Alfred. Uncles, B.J., David, Roy and aunts, Carla, Debbie, Regina, Becky. Many cousins, nieces and nephews. His mother, Deborah Smith McElfresh and sisters Kimberly and Mia.

            Jay worked for Fiberspar, Inc., located in Houston, Texas. There he left behind many coworkers/friends that miss Jay’s sense of humor and his compassion. Jay was an honorary member of the Harris County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 39, Houston, Texas. A member of the Sons of American Legion, Morgan City, Louisiana.

            Jay loved his late grandfather and grandmother Bernie and Ruth Alfred. He will be missed by many but he will live on through many of the people that he touched. To know Jay was to love Jay. He gave us love, happiness and forgave us of our faults. We were lucky to have shared his life with him as it made us able to love more.

            We are having a memorial to celebrate Jay’s life, on Friday, January 23, 2009 at the Harris County Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 39, located at 3130 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77009. Time of the memorial is 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers please donate to Shriners Hospital for Children, 713-793-3725 and there will be donation cards at the memorial. The family would like to thank the Cy-Fair Fire Department/EMS, the Memorial Herman Life Flight Crew and Dr. Phillip Adams.

            Jay spent over a year at Triumph Hospital in Tomball and his wife wants to thank the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the ones that were part of this journey with her. As Jay would say - “life is too short so love, laugh and forgive all those who are part of our journey in this life”. Jay you are loved and will be missed.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gerald [sic] James Alfred (SS# issued in OK), last residence Humble, Harris Co., TX.

 

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GERALDINE ENGLISH ALFORD

Father of Dixie Lee Alford O’Reilly, AAFA #937, Dinah Lee Alford Zaleski, AAFA #0938, Emmett Norman Alford, AAFA #0939, and Debbie Lee Alford, AAFA #0940

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 15 August 2006

 

            Geraldine English Alford, 84, our dearest, sweet mother, peacefully left this earth on August 13, 2006. She had an incredible energy and endless desire to give family and friends opportunities to experience life. She died as she lived with integrity and grace.

            Geraldine was born September 22, 1921 and was preceded in death by her loving husband Norman Winston Alford. The focus of Geraldine’s life was her family: her beloved children Dixie O’Reilly and husband Tom, Dinah Zaleski and husband Dr. Henry Zaleski, Emmett Alford and Susan Romeo and Debbie Alford. She had ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She cherished her beloved sister Mary Lois Burge.

            The family cordially invites friends to a visitation on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 from four o’clock in the afternoon to eight o’clock that evening at the Bradshaw-Carter Home, 1734 West Alabama St., Houston, TX 77098. A funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at Forest Park East Cemetery Chapel, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX 77598 at three o’clock in the afternoon, Thursday, August 17, 2006. Donations in Geraldine’s honor may be made to the Parkinson Society, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geraldine E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Norman Winston Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GERTRUDE G. ALVORD

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Saturday, 29 January 2005

 

            Gertrude G. Alvord, an elder in the Presbyterian Church, died Jan. 27, 2005. She was 87.

            Survivors include a daughter, Carol Alvord of Orinda, Calif.; a son, John Alvord of Las Vegas; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Grace Presbyterian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gertrude G. Alvord (SS# issued in IN) was born 17 July 1917, last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

 

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GERTRUDE M. GUTHRIE ALFORD

Mother of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

BROWNWOOD BULLETIN

Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—Thursday, 17 April 1986

 

            Services for Mrs. J.L. (Gertrude) Alford, 79, of Brownwood will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Davis-Morris Funeral Home with burial in Greenleaf Cemetery. Paul McClung will officiate.

            Mrs. Alford, a retired licensed vocational nurse, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday [April 16] at a local nursing home after a short illness.

            Born Sept 12, 1906 in Brady, she married J.L. (Jess) Alford Sept. 20, 1924 in Brownwood. She was a lifetime resident of Brownwood and a member of Fourth and Stewart Street Church of Christ.

            Survivors include two sons, Charles Alford of San Angelo and Bob W. Alford of Dublin [AAFA #0908]; two brothers, Bill Guthrie of Brownwood and Buster Guthrie of Sweetwater; two sisters, Oma King of Paonia, Colo. and Mary Deere of Brownwood; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth of Gertrude Alford (SS# issued in TX) and list her death date as _____ April 1986, last residence Brownwood, Brown Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Leroy Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Charles Allen Alford in this compilation.

 

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GERTRUDE MAY JOHNSON HALLFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Snyder, Scurry Co., TX—26 May 2001

 

DUNN—Gertrude May Hallford of Big Spring, mother of Nelson Hallford of Dunn, died Thursday, May 24, at her son’s home following a long illness.

            Services for Mrs. Hallford, 86, was Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Trinity Memorial Park.

            Born on December 12, 1914 in Pleasanton, she married Hoyt Hallford on November 11, 1932 in Lovington, New Mexico. She had lived in Big Spring since 1929 and was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She had worked at Golden Plains Nursing Home, Webb Air Force Base, Howard College, Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, and Nurses Unlimited. She retired four years ago.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Jarrett and Annie May Steele Johnson; one brother, Richard Johnson; three sons, Raymond, Robert, and Frankie Hallford; her husband, Hoyt Hallford in 1970; and six grandchildren.

            Survivors include five daughters, Mary Lancaster and Jean Armstrong, both of Big Spring, Ruth Miller, Carolyn Hopper, both of Roswell, New Mexico, and Florence Hoffman of Vanderbilt, Texas; one stepdaughter, Irene Hallford of Cumberland, North Carolina; two sons, Billy Hallford of Big Spring and Hoyt Hallford, Jr. of Noble, Oklahoma; three brothers, Harland Johnson of Irving, Tom Johnson and Sidney Johnson, both of Big Spring; 37 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.

 

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BIG SPRING HERALD

Big Spring, Howard Co., TX—27 May 2001

 

            Gertrude May Hallford, 86, of Big Spring, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2001, at her son’s residence following a long illness.

            Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, May 28, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Randy Reeves and Raford Dunagan officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.

            Gertrude was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Pleasanton. She married Hoyt Hallford on Nov. 11, 1932, in Lovington, N.M., and she had lived in Big Spring since 1929. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. Mrs. Hallford had worked at Golden Plains Nursing Home, Webb Air Force Base, Howard College, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf and Nurses Unlimited. She retired at the age of 82.

            She is survived by five daughters, Mary Lancaster and husband Ted of Big Spring, Ruth Miller, Carolyn Hopper and husband J.B., all of Roswell, N.M., Jean Armstrong of Big Spring and Florence Hoffman and husband Lewis, of Vanderbilt; one step-daughter, Irene Hallford of Cumberland, N.C.; three sons, Nelson Hallford and wife Kaye, of Dunn, Billy Hallford and wife Sandra, of Big Spring; Hoyt Hallford Jr. and wife Jacque, of Noble, Okla.; three brothers, Harland Johnson of Irving, Tom Johnson and Sidney Johnson, both of Big Spring; 37 grandchildren; 71 great-grandchildren; and 41 great-great-grandchildren.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Jarrette and Annie May Steele Johnson; one brother, Richard Johnson; three sons, Raymond (Sonny), Robert and Frankie Hallford; one adopted daughter, Georgia Hallford; her husband, Hoyt Hallford on April 12, 1970; and six grandchildren.

            Pallbearers will be Danny Armstrong, Brandon Hallford, Billy W. Hallford, Hoyt Hoffman, Lewis Hoffman Jr. and Ben Hoffman. Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Lancaster, Bobby Armstrong Jr. and Charles Hallford.

            The family will receive friends today from 4-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Myers & Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gertrude Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Big Spring, Howard Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Hoyt Hicks Hallford; and her daughter, Mary Ann Hallford Lancaster, in this compilation.

 

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GILBERT HURST “BILLY” ALFORD

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 18 February 1992

 

            Alford, G.H. “Bill,” 67, of Corpus Christi died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. today, Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Corpus Christi. Burial 4 p.m. today, Forest Grove Cemetery, Forest Grove. (Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale)

 

Photo from Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lyn St. Peters

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Annie Mae Matthews Alford; siblings Annie Mae Alford McKee, Clarence Uriah “Jack” Alford, Dixie Lou Alford Cleveland, Emery Oliver Alford, Ida Lucille Alford Young, and Mary Lee Alford Harris; and grandparents Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvinia Eads Alford Hutcherson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Gilbert Hurst “Billy” 1924 TX1, Emery James 1899 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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GILLIS LINIEL ALFORD

 

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Gillis Liniel Alford and his brother Price Almon Alford

Photo from Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Monday, 10 September 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

ATHENS [Henderson Co.]—Services for Gillis L. Alford, 81, Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Caroll-Lehr Memorial Chapel, Athens….

            Cremation will follow the services.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday [September 9] in an Athens hospital after a lengthy illness.

            He was born Sept. 25, 1908, in West Virginia and was an Athens resident 11 years moving from Anchorage, Alaska, where he resided 15 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, where he was a crew chief for mechanics on B-24s. He was a special inspector for the U.S. Government Civil Service 25 years and retired in 1968.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Alford, Athens; one daughter, Helen Hill, Seagoville; one brother, Price A. Alford, Dallas; two grandsons, Michael Hill and Edward Hill; three great- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel Lorena Carpenter Alford; his parents, John Robert Alford Sr. and Mary Catherine Keeling Alford Roose; and his brother John Robert Alford Jr. in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Gillis Liniel 1908 WV1, John Robert 1880 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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GLADYS PAULINE ANDERS ALFORD

 

NEWS MESSENGER

Marshall, Harrison Co., TX—Sunday, 11 March 2012

 

 

MARSHALL—Gladys Pauline Anders Alford of San Augustine, Texas, passed away March 8, 2012, in Marshall, Texas, at the age of 97.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Chapel of Wyman Roberts Funeral Home, with the Rev. Frank Holrath officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, March 11, 2012, at Wyman Roberts Funeral Home.

            Gladys is survived by her son, Dr. Donald W. Alford, and daughter-in-law, Jane Beck Alford of Marshall, Texas; grandson, John Matthew Alford, and granddaughter-in-law, Andrea Santmyer Alford; great-grandson, Noah Matthew Alford of Sterling, Virginia; brother, Aubrey D. Anders; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Gladys was a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine, Texas. She was a member of the Grand Chapter of Texas Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She lived most of her life in San Augustine, except for the past six years when she lived with her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Donald W. Alford in Marshall, Texas.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Hill Baptist Church in San Augustine or Central Baptist Church in Marshall.

            Condolences may be offered or online obituary viewed at www.timeformemory.com/wymanroberts.

 

 

Photos from Liberty Hill Cemetery, Bland Lake, San Augustine Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Fitzgerald

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Gladys’s gravestone says she was born 27 Sept 1914 in San Augustine Co., TX.

            Gladys Pauline Anders married Felter Luther Alford on 17 March 1934 in San Augustine Co., TX.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Harrison Alford & Nancy Ellen Fountain.

            Her husband’s lineage: Felter Luther 1907 TX1, Alto Bertis 1884 AL2, John Harrison 1844 AL3.

 

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GLEN ROBERT ALFORD

Brother of Donald Earl Alford, AAFA #0515

 

From The Men and Women in WWII, Veterans from Houston County, TX

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Sunday, 15 January 2006

 

            Mr. Glen Robert Alford, age 85 of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2006 in the Mya Nursing Home in Palestine.

            Mr. Alford was born May 27, 1920 in Creek to Guy and Tina Mae Alford and was a resident of Houston County for most of his life. Mr. Alford enlisted in the U.S. Navy immediately following the attack of Pearl Harbor and spent over two years in the South Pacific as a radioman on a destroyer. Mr. Alford’s ship participated in several battles including Guadalcanal and the Midway Islands and he was discharged on October 3, 1945 as a Third Class Petty Officer. Mr. Alford was retired and had worked as a truck driver and was a member of the Austonio Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his sister Mamie Dean, of Pasadena; brother Donald Alford, of Poway, Calif.; seven nieces; six nephews.

            Preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Alford; parents Guy Alford and Tina Mae Barbee Alford; brother Guy Alford; and sisters Irma Douglass and Ella Mae Smith.

            Funeral Services for Mr. Glen Robert Alford were held Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church with the Rev. Ottis Byers officiating. Interment followed in the Creek Cemetery.

            Callaway-Allee Funeral Home

 

Photo from Creek Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecil Vaden Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glen Robert Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Poway, San Diego Co., CA [?].

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bonnie Frances Guinn Bowman Alford; and his brother Guy Horace Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Glen Robert 1920 TX1, Guy Horace 1888 TX2, Frank Albert 1857 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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GLENDA LOUISE ALFORD CAVER

 

CITIZENS JOURNAL

Atlanta, Cass Co., TX—Sunday, 30 July 2006

 

Sept. 27, 1929 - July 25, 2006

 

            Funeral services for Glenda Caver, 76, of Atlanta were held of 10 a.m. Thursday, July 27 at First Baptist Church of Atlanta with the Rev. Wes Chambers officiating. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service. Mrs. Caver was born in Smackover, Ark., and was a member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta where she was a member of the Bethal Sunday school class. She was a charter member of the Atlanta Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, service over 5,000 volunteer hours.

            Survivors include her husband, Harold “Budda” Caver of Atlanta; three sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Susan Caver of Atlanta, Steven and Jann Caver of Keller, and Tom and Donna Caver of Atlanta; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Shirley Alford of Longview; seven grandchildren, Scott Caver, Amy Gosset, Chris Caver, Kelly Gaver, Callie Spivey, Sam Caver and Simon Caver; the four great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the Atlanta Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. The guest book may be signed at www.hannerfuneralservice.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glenda Louise Caver (SS# issued in TX), last residence Atlanta, Cass Co., TX.

            On the 1930 census in Smackover, Union Co., AR, Glenda L. Alford, age 6/12 AR, is listed with her parents, Glenn D. Alford 26 MS, and Lois 25 MS.

 

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GLENICE VIOLA ALFORD MCINTIRE

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Sunday, 10 May 2009

 

 

            Glenice Viola (Alford) McIntire passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2009. She was born March 16, 1922 in Pickton, Texas to Martin and Della Alford. She was valedictorian of her 7th grade class. She went on to attend business school in Dallas. She was employed by the L.B. Price Company where she met her future husband of 64 years, J. Edgar McIntire.

            She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, A.G. and Thurman Warren Alford; sister Doris White and daughter and son-in-law, William Earl and Doris Lynn Kays.

            She leaves behind her husband; son, James McIntire; sister, Mary Carpenter; and granddaughters, Megan, Morgan and Mandy McIntire. She was a loving mother and grandmother, a caring housewife, a great cook, a kind, giving and funny woman. She will be missed by all.

            Visitation will be held from 5-7:00 pm on Sunday~May 10, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm on Monday~May 11, 2009 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, John Martin Alford; and siblings Doris Lou Alford White and Thurman Warren Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Arthur Green Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Glenice Viola 1922 TX1, John Martin 1888 TX2,George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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GOLDIA MAE BRASHEARS ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 30 March 2011

 

 

            Goldia Mae Brashears Alford, wonderful wife and mother, went home to be with her Lord on March 28, 2011 at the age of 92. Visitation is on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Restland Funeral Home. A memorial celebration of her life will be Thursday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Gaston Oaks Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Cook officiating.

            Goldia was born on May 22, 1918 in Olden, Eastland County, Texas, to James and Prudie Brashears. She was one of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death. After graduation from Eastland High School, she began work at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company and after 3 years was transferred to Fort Hood where she met the love of her life, Charles E. Alford, who had recently returned from World War II. Goldia and Charles were married on May 30, 1950 at Gaston Avenue Baptist Church in Dallas where they were faithful members for the next 61 years. Goldia and Charles had three children, Sharon, David and Marilyn. As a devoted mother, Goldia chose to stay home and raise her kids. She was involved in all aspects of their lives, serving in the PTA, as a den mother, and a drill team mom. After 20 years, she returned to work at Southwestern Bell, working for the same boss she had left earlier, in order to help put all three children through Baylor University. After all three had graduated from Baylor, she retired with 23 years of service. Goldia was devoted to her husband “Charlesee” and together, they enjoyed a long and blessed marriage. They traveled the world, enjoyed their grandchildren, and were active in their church and many community organizations. Goldia was a member of the WMU, the Dallas Woman’s Forum, Baylor Auxiliary, and various book clubs.

            She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Charles E. Alford, her daughter Sharon Sexton and husband, Sam of Waco, son David C. Alford and wife, Laura of Waco, and daughter Marilyn Kusters and husband Steve of Plano, grandchildren Sally and Stephen Sexton, David, William, and Katherine Alford, Alex, Andrew, and Adream Kusters, and many nieces and nephews.

            Honorary pallbearers are Goldia’s grandsons: Stephen Sexton, David Alford, Jr., William Alford, Alex Kusters, Andrew Kust-ers and Adream Kusters. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the caregivers of Visiting Angels for their love and compassion.

            Memorials may be made to Gaston Oaks Baptist Church, to Visiting Angels, or the charity of your choice.

            Condolences may be offered at www.RestlandFuneralHome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Goldia Mae Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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GORDON ALFORD, JR.

 

Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home

Port Arthur, TX—_____ August 2012

 

 

            Gordon Alford Jr., 75, of Port Arthur, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2012 at his home, surrounded by his family.

            Gordon was born in Paris, Texas on July 30, 1936, to the late Gordon Alford Sr., and Peggy Beard Alford Owens. Gordon retired from Houston Chemical in Beaumont after 33 years of service. Gordon loved camping, fishing and riding his Harley with his wife and friends. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Gordon was a devoted husband and loving father.

            Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Frank Owens, and brother, Frank Owens Jr.

            Gordon is survived by his wife of 43 years, Helen Abraham Alford, son, Gordon Alford III and his wife Della of Port Arthur; daughters, Carol Denise Walker of Ohio; Stephanie LeBlanc and her husband Wayne of Bridge City; Christine McGaughan and her husband Paul of Austin; and Erica Alford of Port Arthur; sisters Betty Hogg and her husband Steve of Little Cypress; Joann Ross of Orange; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

            A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.

 

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

            From TX Births: Gordon Alford was born 30 July 1936 in Red River Co., the son of Gordon Alford and Peggy Lavada Reeves.

            His lineage: Gordon 1936 TX1, Lewis Gordon 1910 TX2, Percy Ethelbert 1886 TX3.

 

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GRADY SUD ALFORD

 

BROWNWOOD BULLETIN

Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—Friday, 9 July 2010

 

SAN SABA—Graveside services for Grady Alford, 55, will be held at 11 a.m. today, in Richland Springs Cemetery.

            He died Tuesday, July 6, 2010.

            Survivors include his daughters, Tabitha Allen and Melody Alford; brother, James K Alford and wife Sue; sister, Nancy Thomas and husband Randy; and three nephews.

 

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SAN SABA NEWS & STAR

San Saba, San Saba Co., TX—15 July 2010

 

            Grady Alford, 55, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Medical Center of Plano. He was born December 27, 1954 in San Saba, Texas, the son of James H. Alford and Nelda Locklear.

            He is survived by his daughters, Tabitha Allen and Melody Alford; his brother, James K. Alford and wife Sue Alford; sister, Nancy Thomas and husband Randy Thomas; nephews, Matthew Alford, Grant Alford and wife Lauren Alford, and Spencer Alford.

            Memorial Services were held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at The Richland Springs Cemetery in Richland Springs, Texas.

            Funeral Services under the direction of Howell-Doran Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Richland Springs Cemetery, Richland Springs, San Saba Co., TX—www.findagrave.com