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TEXAS OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

First Names K through Z

 

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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KAREN LEA BROWN RADSPINNER HALFORD

 

TIMES RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—10 December 2003

 

HENRIETTA [Clay Co.]—Karen Lea Halford, 59, of Wichita Falls died on Monday, December 8, 2003, in Wichita Falls. A service date had yet to be determined. Arrangements were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

            Survivors include her husband, Jimmy; three daughters, Allison Zamrzla of Bremerton, Washington, Lee Ann Schultz of Marysville, Washington, and Tonda Littlehale of Wichita Falls; a son, Larry Radspinner of Chugiak, Alaska; two sisters, Darlene Wolf of Kulm, North Dakota, and Joan Klein of Mott, North Dakota; a brother, Larry Brown of Plum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karen L. Halford (SS# issued in ND) was born 13 Sept 1944, last residence Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX.

 

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KATE HELEN FAYE IVEY ALFORD

 

TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 16 December 2007

 

BULLARD—Services for Kate Helen Alford, 85, Bullard, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Memorial Chapel at Boren-Conner, Bullard, with Sam Alford officiating.

            Burial will be in Bullard Cemetery, Bullard.

            Mrs. Alford died Dec. 14, 2007, at her residence.

            She was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Cherokee County, and was a lifelong resident of the Bullard area. She was a lifetime member of the Bullard First Assembly of God Church and was formerly employed at Tyler Pipe Industries.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Alford; daughter, Dollie Louise Jonas; two sons, Thomas Lee Alford and Raymond Ray Alford.

            Survivors include sons, Lavon Alford and Gary Alford, both of Frankston, and Joe Alford, Bullard; daughters, Diane Cromer and Margie Covey, both of Bullard; sister, Bonnie Harris, Flynn; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kate Helen Faye Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bullard, Smith Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph Elton Alford; and her son Gary Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is listed in her son’s obituary.

 

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KATHERINE DEE ALFORD SMOOTS GROTHAUS

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 September 1992

 

            As a young woman, Katherine Alford Grothaus, member of a pioneer Texas family, was the receptionist at the General Land Office in Austin for about 10 years. Her family home was on the property where the University of Texas at Austin’s Jester Center now is located. She had lived in San Antonio since her second marriage around 1947.

            Grothaus, 93, died Friday [September 4] of congestive heart failure in a nursing home, where she lived the past few years. Born in Austin, she was the third of four children and “the family pet” who everyone spoiled. Her grandfather, Buck Billingsley, was the brother of Jesse Billingsley, a hero at the Battle of San Jacinto in the 1830s. The oil painting of Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s surrender identifies Billingsley by number. The historic picture was in the Rotunda at the State Capitol but now is across the street in the Texas Archives building.

            Grothaus attended the Mollie Whitis School and the University of Texas, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and elected Bluebonnet Belle. She was an out-of-town duchess in the Order of the Alamo’s coronation of the queen and became an early member of Austin’s Settlement Club.

            She first was married to Bill Smoots, an oil man, in Austin, and they moved to Tulsa, Okla. After their divorce in the late 1930s, she returned to her parents’ home. During this time she worked in the Land Office and introduced two of her nieces to the men they later married. She later married Fred Grothaus in Austin and they moved to San Antonio, where he was an engineer with H.B. Zachry Co. They traveled a lot and spent time in Mexico at Cuernavaca and Taxco in the 1950s.

            “Aunt Katherine was a fabulous pianist and could have been a professional,” said her niece, Vera Lee Giles of Austin. “In addition to classical music, she could play anything by ear. “She was a very stylish woman who dressed beautifully. She was always greatly admired. She and her husband went to tea dances at the St. Anthony Hotel and played duplicate bridge. My aunt also gave luncheons at the Bright Shawl.” Her husband died in the early 1970s. She remained in their home for many years until moving into an apartment in a care center.

            “Aunt Katherine loved to go down to the river with friends and see what was going on,” her niece said. “She was a kind and dear woman who was a very human person. She had great compassion, never criticized anyone and accepted them for what they were. She never saw the down side of people. To many she was a silent friend who was good to them. Never a social climber, she didn’t try to impress people.”

            Her only immediate survivor is a stepson, Fred Grothaus Jr. of San Antonio.

            Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Porter Loring Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Leslie P. Hay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine A. Grothaus (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Aug 1899, last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Katherine Dee 1899 TX1, Charles Ferdinand 1868 TX2, William 1829 AL3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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KATHERINE ELIZABETH “KITTY” BOWER ALFORD

 

Kitty and Odell Alford

Photo from Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—1 March 1966

 

LONGTIME TEACHER SUCCUMBS

 

            Mrs. Katherine (Kitty) Alford, teacher in Travis Elementary School for 25 years, died at 4:45 a.m. in Hendrick Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Alford, 59, of 773 Davis Dr., had been ill three years. Funeral plans will be announced by Elliott’s Funeral Home.

            Born June 6, 1906 in Meeker, Colo., Katherine Elizabeth Bower Alford graduated from high school at Arnett, Okla., and then from Central State College at Edmond, Okla. She then earned her master’s degree from North Texas State University at Denton. Mrs. Alford had been a member of the Arnett Eastern Star for more than 30 years. She taught school at Arnett before moving to Hawley where she also taught. She moved to Abilene from Hawley in 1940 and taught at Travis Elementary School until Nov. 11, 1965. Mrs. Alford was a member of the American Assn. of University Women and the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest.

            Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Onetia) Steele of Fort Scott, Kan., and Mrs. William (Dorothy) Scott of Oklahoma City; a niece, Mrs. Don H. (Cathy) Wilson of Oklahoma City; two grandnieces and one grandnephew.

 

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Photo from Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Hoffman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, John Robert Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial in Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX, lists her parents as Fred Burdette Bower and Katherine Christie.

            She and her husband, Odell Osden Alford, were divorced in 1952.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Odell Osden 1905 WV1, John Robert 1880 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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KATHERINE GERTRUDE ALVORD THOMAS

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 31 May 2007

 

            Katherine Alvord Thomas, 85, daughter of Ray and Annie Alvord, was born April 2, 1922 in Powderly, Texas and passed away May 23, 2007.

            A resident of Houston since 1947, she met and married William James Thomas, Jr., and raised two daughters. She established and managed a successful hair salon for 10 years. A very beautiful and loving lady, Katherine was most devoted to her family. Katherine’s life centered around her family, her siblings, nieces and nephews from Lubbock, Texas and Oklahoma, as well as her grandson and great granddaughters.

            She is survived by her sister, Lillian Sudduth of Tyler, Texas, her loving and devoted husband, William Thomas, daughters Kay Thorne and Nancy Thomas-Hahn, son-in-law, Oscar Hahn, grandson Zachary Thorne, great grand-daughters Allie and Abbey of Tampa Bay, Florida and numerous nieces and nephews.

            As the nucleus of her family, her presence here will be missed beyond description. Always extending a supportive and loving role, she will be missed and remembered always.

            A memorial service will be held at Unity Church of Christianity on Saturday, June 2nd at 2:00 p.m. for family and close friends.

            The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the employees of Vitas Hospice at The Forum for their compassionate care of Katherine and the patience and hospitality extended to her family during our time of bereavement....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katherine Thomas (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston.

            Her ALVORD lineage (from RootsWeb Family Trees): Katherine Gertrude 1922 TX1, Ray Allen 1891 MI2, Ernest A. 1854 MI3.

 

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KATHLEEN ASSAF HOLFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—14 August 1990

 

            Kathleen Assaf Holford passed away Tuesday, August 14, 1990. Born in McComb, Mississippi, she was a resident of Houston since 1948. She was a professional organist, choir director, pianist and piano teacher in Houston; member and two-time Dean of Houston Chapter of American Guild of Organists and member of Houston Music Teachers Association.

            Kay is survived by her husband, William D. Holford; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Arlene Holford, Doug Holford and Sheila Kelly; Randolph and Lynn Holford; daughter and son-in-law, Juliet and Mike Breslin; grandchildren, Alexandra and Nicole Holford, Jennifer and Heather Holford, David Holford, and Leslie Kathleen Breslin; brother, Jimmy Assaf of Jackson, Mississippi.

            Visitation will be at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday. Funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at First United Methodist Church, 1320 Main at Clay. Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 20 at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Leukemia Society of America.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William Dwight Holford, in this compilation.

 

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KATHRYN LOUISE HANCOCK ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 15 July 2005

 

            Funeral services for Kathryn Louise Alford, 84, of Houston will be 2:00 pm Saturday at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Buna. Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Alford died July 13, 2005 at Park Manor Nursing Home.

            She was a native of Leesville, Louisiana and a longtime resident of Silsbee before moving to Houston. Mrs. Alford was co-owner of Alford’s Furniture and Hardware and Alford’s Laundromat.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are children, Janice Matar and husband, George of Houston, Joan Sullivan and husband, George of Centennial, CO and Dr. Glen Alford and wife, Debra of Wilkesboro, NC and grandchildren, Dr. Chris Russell, Leila Moujaes, Michael Matar, Jason Alford and Laurie Holguin. Farmer Funeral Home

            Condolences will be accepted at timeformemory.com/farmer.

 

Photo from Antioch Cemetery, Buna, Jasper Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BATexan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathryn Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 Sept 1920, last residence Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO.

            See the obituary of her husband, Thomas Ernest “Tommy” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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KATIE LEE ALFORD

 

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home

Killeen, Bell Co., TX—_____ November 2008

 

 

            Funeral services for Katie L. Alford, 66, of Killeen, are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, with the Rev. Willie C. Alford officiating. Interment will follow at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery.

            Alford died Nov. 6, 2008, in a Killeen hospital. She was born Oct 4, 1942, in Hopkinsville, Ky.

            Katie leaves to honor and cherish her memories a husband James C. Alford Sr. of Killeen, TX; one son James C. Alford Jr. of Round Rock, TX; one daughter Nicole Alford of Killeen, TX; three grandsons, Shaum, Damarius and Tradale; two granddaughters, TyEisha and TraNyah, all of Killeen, TX; she also leaves to cherish her memories, a host of other close family, in-laws and friends.

            Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY HERALD

Killeen, Bell Co., TX—_____ November 2008

 

            Funeral services for Katie L. Alford, 66, of Killeen, are 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, with the Rev. Willie C. Alford officiating. Interment will follow at Central Texas Veterans Cemetery.

            Alford died Nov. 6, 2008, in a Killeen hospital. She was born Oct 4, 1942, in Hopkinsville, Ky.

            Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Central Texas Veterans Cemetery, Killeen, Bell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cheryl Cayemberg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Katie Lee Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Killeen, Bell Co., TX.

 

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KEITH LANIER ALFORD

Nephew of Walter Willis Alford, AAFA #0073

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 21 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Keith L. Alford, age 54, passed away Oct. 18, 1998 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by loving wife of 34 yrs. Kathy, son Tommy, daughter Angie, granddaughter Kayla, father and mother Milton and Iva, brothers Tommy and Bobby, sister-in-law Gloria. Numerous other relatives and friends.

            A memorial service will be held at Garden Road Baptist Church in Brookside Village, on Oct. 22 at 7 pm....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Keith L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 March 1944, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Iva Amanda Clarke Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Thomas Wayne Alford in Iowa Obituaries; and of his uncles Alton Keith Alford and Walter Willis Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Keith was born in Harris Co., TX, the son of Milton Lanier Alford and Iva Amanda Clarke, who married June 1, 1938 in Harris County, TX. Keith married Kathy A. Hilzendager on April 14, 1964.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Keith Lanier 1944 TX1, Milton Lanier 1916 LA2, Daniel Prophet 1886 LA3, Willis Jacob 1847 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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KENNETH DEWAYNE ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 13 January 2012

 

VAN—Services for Kenneth Dewayne Alford, 18, Van, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hilliard Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. in Memory Park, Longview.

            Mr. Alford died Jan. 11, 2012.

            He was born Sept. 27, 1993, in Brookhaven, Miss. He worked in construction.

            Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Roxanna and Benny McFarland; father, Kenny Alford, Amite, La.; brother, Timmy Reaves, Van; sister; Kadi Alford, Van; and nephew, Carson Reaves.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

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Hilliard Funeral Home

Van, TX—_____ January 2012

 

 

Kenneth Dewayne Alford, 18

Died: January 11, 2012

 

            Services for Dewayne Alford are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at Memory Park in Longview at 2:00 p.m., following the service in Van.

            Dewayne passed away at the age of 18 on January 11, 2012.

            Kenneth Dewayne Alford was born September 27, 1993 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He lived in both Van Zandt County and Amite, Louisiana. He worked in construction and was a Christian by faith. He loved horses and music, and enjoyed working on his truck.

            He was preceded in death by his cousin, Travis Harley; grandfather, Bobby Earl Alford; and uncle, Robert Earl Alford.

            Survivors include his mother and step-father, Roxanna & Benny McFarland; father, Kenny Alford of Amite, LA; brother, Timmy Reaves of Van; sister; Kadi Alford of Van; step-brothers, Chris McFarland of Longview and Erick McFarland of Quitman; step-sisters, Tricia Lee Griffith of Lone Star and Brittney McFarland of Arkansas; nephew, Carson Reaves; grandparents, Tommy & Sharon Harley of Van, and Patricia Alford of Amite, LA; step-grandparents, Bobbie & David Ballard of Van; uncles, Mark Harley, Troy Dewayne Harley, Randy Harley, Ronnie Alford and Jeff Alford; and many other aunts, cousins and family members.

            If desired, memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation or the National Kidney Foundation.

            Pallbearers will be Timmy Reaves, Josh Harley, Aaron Harley, Tommy Harley, Trevor John-Cullen Hunter, Jared Rainey, Lance Alford and Taylor Alford. Honorary pallbearers will be his uncles, Jeff & Ronnie Alford and Mark, Troy Dewayne and Randy Harley.

 

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ActionNews17.com

Tangipahoa Parish, LA—Saturday, 14 January 2012

 

AMITE—Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports that on Friday, January 6, 2011 [sic: 2012], as Kenneth Dewayne Alford, white/male, D.O.B. 09/27/93, an inmate in the Parish Jail, attempted to commit suicide. On January 10, 2012, Alford was pronounced dead at North Oaks Medical Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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KENNETH LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 9 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

PALESTINE—Services for Kenneth Lee Alford, Sr., 81, of Palestine are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Chapel in Palestine.... Burial will be in Land of Memory Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died on March 6, in a Marlin Hospital.

            He was born on May 16, 1920, in Edgerly, La., to the late Benjamin Harrison Lee and Lavada Ethel Leach Alford. He graduated in 1936 from Palestine High School, retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service, and was a member of First Christian Church.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Essie Burks Alford, and sisters, Loretta Patton and Ruba Mae Schattel.

            Survivors include daughter, Patricia Evans of Palestine; son, Kenneth Lee Alford Jr., of Bellaire; sister Lavada Apodaca, Pasadena; brothers, Elmer Earl Alford and W.P. Alford, both of Palestine; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Pallbearers are George Lee Patton, Larry Schattel, Jimmy Alford, Montee Poole, Calvin Patton, Dennis Ellison and Calvin Nichols.

            Honorary pallbearers are Gary schattel, Randy Apodaca and Rusty Droby....

 

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

            See the obituary of his sister Loretta E. Alford Patton in this compilation.

            Kenneth’s parents were listed in the 1920 census of Calcasieu Parish, LA as Lee 26 and Levada Ethel 26, both born in Kentucky. Nearby were Lee’s parents Pleasant and Pheby Alford. They were listed in the 1900 Grayson Co. KY census where Lee was listed as Benjamin L. Although Pleasant used the middle initial “L” in 1900 and 1920, in the 1880 census he was listed as Pleasant D., son of Peter H. and Nancy Alford. Peter was the son of William Alford, born 1804 in Montgomery Co. VA, who married Elizabeth Penner. William was the son of another William Alford born about 1775 who married Mary Miller.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Kenneth Lee 1920 LA1, Benjamin Henderson Lee 1893 KY2, Pleasant Lee 1869 KY3, Peter Henderson 1831 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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KENNETH W. GUINN ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Tuesday, 11 December 2001

 

LUBBOCK—Ken Guinnalford [sic], 40, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001.

            Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. today in St. John’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bobby McMillan and the Rev. Ted Dotts officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Resthaven Funeral Home.

            Mr. Guinnalford was born April 25, 1961, at Levelland. He worked for Lubbock State School for 17 years.

            Survivors include a daughter, Kacey Hamilton of Clyde; three brothers, Norris Alford Jr. and Wesley Alford, both of Levelland, and Milton Alford of Seminole; a sister, Angela Alford of Lubbock; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kenneth W. Guinn Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX.

 

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KIMBERLY LORRAINE WILLIS HALLFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 22 December 1998

 

            Kimberly Lorraine Hallford, 32, of Austin, passed away Monday morning on December 21, 1998, after battling breast cancer.

            Kim was a special education teacher at Dawson Elementary School. Her selfless actions touched many people and brought smiles to everyone who knew her.

            Kimberly now joins her mother, Judy, who passed away last month of lung cancer.

            She is survived by her husband, Jerry Hallford; and their two wonderful boys, Brodie and Devon, all of Austin; father, Gil Willis, of Trinidad; brothers, Jeff Willis, of Las Vegas, Matt Willis, of Austin; grandparents, Paul and Florence Herson, of Trinidad, and Ben and Dorothy Willis, of Houston.

            Funeral services will be held l:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 1998, at Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills, 9700 Anderson Mill Rd., with Reverend John Wright and Reverend Barbara Ruth officiating. Interment will be in Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

            Should friends desire, memorials may be made to College Fund Accounts for Brodie and Devon in each of their names at any Nationsbank, or to the American Cancer Society.

            Kim will be dearly missed; a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who is now in the arms of the angels.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KITTIE ALICE BARKER ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 9 July 1991

 

            Alford, Kittie A., 87, of Austin died Saturday [July 6]. Services 10 a.m. today, Newby Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial McDade Cemetery.

 

Photo from McDade Cemetery, McDade, Bastrop Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Undine “Judy” Sien

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kittie B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 13 Aug 1903 and died _____ July 1991, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave lists her as Kittie Alice Barker Alford.

            From Matulka Family Tree at Ancestry.com: Her parents were Charlie Bennett Barker and Hester Alice McCord. Her husband was William Fritz Alford (1890–1963).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Fritz 1890 TX1, John Lee 1860 TX2, Baldy Samuel 1833 AL3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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KRISTINA A. ALFORD

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Sunday, 24 April 2005

 

BOGATA [Red River Co.]—Kristie Alford, 24, of Paris, formerly of Bogata, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana, as the result of a one-vehicle accident near Bogata that occurred last weekend.

            Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Bogata Missionary Baptist Church.... Burial will follow in Bogata Cemetery under the direction of Wood Funeral Home....

            She was born Oct. 30, 1980, in Paris, the daughter of Kathy and Ronnie Alford. She was employed by Magel’s Grill of Paris.

            She is survived by her mother, Kathy Alford of Paris; her father, Ronnie Alford of Negley; a daughter, Alyssa Earley of Bogata; her grandmother, Carrine Alford of Bogata; two sisters, Staci Castillo of Keller and Amanda Meredith of Mount Pleasant; and two nephews, Randal and Luke Meredith of Mount Pleasant.

 

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

            See the obituary of her grandmother Carrine Topping Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Kristina A. 1980 TX1, Ronnie ???? TX2, Coy Harold 1920 TX3, William Henry 1884 TX4, William Jamison 1853 AR5, John H. 1818 GA6, Haywood 1780 GA7.

 

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KYLE ANDREW ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 25 May 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

            Kyle Andrew Alford of Columbia Lakes died May 24, 1993, after a courageous battle with cancer. He enjoyed a longtime friendship with a wide range of well-known people in the field of golf. His friends found that there were never any failures for this truly one-of-a-kind man. He lived his life to help people. He will forever live in the hearts of the many who loved and admired him.

            He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bledsoe Alford; daughter, Carol Ruth Brown of Houston; brother, Raymond Alford and his wife Daisey of Beaumont; two grandsons, Michael Andrew Brown and wife Andrea, and Scott Derek Brown, both of Bay City; and one great-grandchild, Allison Brown.

            Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at 10:00 A.M., at the First Baptist Church in Bay City…. Interment will follow in the Cedarvale Cemetery in Bay City.

            Pallbearers will be Gene Amman, Alex Osmond, Ken Culbreth, Jr., Ray Kubeach, Morris Brown, Tommy Aycock, Lon Lambert and Neil Arbuckle. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Ken Culbreth, J.P. Diesel, Jay Hebert, Dick Goodridge, Craig Watson, Bob Earles, Jim Ness, Bill Hill, R.J. Nelson and Bum Phillips….

            Arrangements are with: Taylor Bros. Funeral Home, Bay City, TX (409)245-4613.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kyle L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Aug 1915, last residence West Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother John Raymond Alford in this compilation.

            His parents were Shelley Hartford Alford and Susie Price.

            His lineage: Kyle Andrew 1915 TX1, Shelley Hartford 1879 TX2.

 

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LABITHA LOTTIE ALFORD DOSSEY

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

 

Source unknown

_____ TX—_____ November 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1990

 

            Mrs. Labitha Lottie Alford Dossey, 86, of Granbury, Texas, formerly of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, wife of Joe L. Dossey and sister of Preston Alford of Russellville, Arkansas, died Monday, November 13.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Church of Christ, Murfreesboro, by John Cannon. Burial will be in Delight Cemetery, Delight, Arkansas, by Latimer Funeral Home of Nashville.

            Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Bumgarner of Granbury, Texas, Mrs. Lucy Younger of Altamont, Ill., and Mrs. Wanda Riddle of El Sobrante, California; two brothers, Preston Alford of Russellville, Arkansas and Alva Alford of Nashville, Arkansas; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Swinney of Longview, Texas, and Mrs. Thera Dosey [sic] of Nash, Texas; 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Delight Cemetery, Delight, Pike Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Doss Walker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Labetha L. Dossey (SSDI# issued in AR) was born 30 Aug 1903 and d. 13 Nov 1989, last residence Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Agnes Leona Bennett Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Alva Joshua Alford and William Preston Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Labitha Lottie 1903 AR1, William Anderson 1881 AR2, Franklin Ewing 1861 AR3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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LAMAR WILEY ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Friday, 23 July 2004

 

            Alford, Lamar W., 87, lifetime resident of Tampa, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2004, in Houston, Texas.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Marie; two beloved daughters, Martha Flores and Donna Alford; and twin brother, Lawrence Alford.

            He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Borrego and LaRee Gonzalez of Houston, Texas, and Mary Hull of Tampa; one son, David Alford of Wilmington, Del.; 15 grandchildren, Dale and Michael Moore, Rodney Groves, David Peterson, Michael and Teresa Gonzalez, Tracey Williams, Jennifer and David Alford Jr., Donald Lantier, Victoria Alvarez, Shannan McMann, David Fassett, and Michael and Justin Hull; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Lamar was born in Bartow, Fla., on September 17, 1916, to Mildred and David Thurman Alford. He and his twin brother were raised in Tampa, and he spent most of his life as a Tampa resident. He was a 60-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 915, in Tampa. Lamar traveled worldwide in his lifetime, visiting and working in numerous parts of the world.

            He was loved and respected by everyone who knew him and worked with him. He loved children and his family and will be missed by all. He was generous and kind and helped all in need. Although he is mourned by his family, they know he is in a better place and has joined his loved ones that passed before him. He was a father, a dad, a granddad and a pawpaw, and one of a kind.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lamar W. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 17 Sept 1916, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            Lamar and his twin brother Lawrence Preston Alford (1916–1965) were the sons of David Thurman Alford and Mildred Estelle Yarnall.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lamar Wiley 1916 FL1, David Thurman 1882 AL2, Preston Giles 1840 NC3, Wiley 1801 NC4, Sion 1763 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LAMURIEL POPE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—24 August 2000

 

            LaMuriel Pope Alford died on Tuesday, August 22, 2000. LaMuriel was born in the community of Helmic in Trinity County on July 15, 1918 to Emma and Walter Pope. She had three older siblings: a sister, Maurine, and two brothers, Alton and Clovis, all of whom have preceded her in death. Her husband, Vernon Lee “Wendy” Alford who for 20 years, shared her love of golf, cards and time with good friends, also preceded her in death.

            LaMuriel graduated from Huntsville High School and Sam Houston State University with a degree in Business. During World War II, she worked for the U. S. Air Force in Colorado Springs. After the war she worked for a large lumber mill in Washington State, but moved home to Texas in 1947 to work for Mission Manufacturing Company, where she spent 26 happy years and made many life-long friends. At the time she left Mission she was the Personnel Manager. She continued her career in Personnel, working in that department at Columbia Gulf Transmission until her retirement in 1983.

            After retirement, LaMuriel enjoyed almost two more decades of a full and abundant life. Friends and family remember her continuing enjoyment of golf and cards, but also her love of travel, reading, the theater, and being with the family.

            She leaves three generations of devoted nieces and nephews who all have loving memories of this “Super” Aunt, several cousins who shared early childhood experiences as well as close friendships in later years, and many good friends and neighbors.

            Visitation will be at Settegast-Kopf, 3320 Kirby Drive Thursday, August 24th between 6:00-8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 25th at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 South Main. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. at Capital Memorial Park, 14501 North IH35, Pflugerville, Texas....

 

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LANCE PRESTON ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—26 September 1991

 

            Alford, Lance Preston, infant son of Shannon W. Alford and Lisa Mallard of Bastrop, died Monday. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Oak Hill Cemetery, near McDade. (Newby, Bastrop).

 

Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, McDade, Bastrop Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Undine “Judy” Sien

 

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LARRY MICHAEL ALFORD

 

Photo from Fanbase.com

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 16 January 2005

 

 

            Larry Michael Alford, preciously cherished husband, father, son, brother and friend was born on July 11, 1946 in Houston, Texas. Larry slipped peacefully into eternity on January 15, 2005, with his loved ones around him after a valiant struggle with ALS or “Lou Gherig’s Disease,” which he faced with the same dignity and honor as he lived his entire life.

            Larry grew up in the Spring Branch-Memorial area and graduated from Memorial High School in the class of 1965. Larry attended Texas Tech University on a football scholarship and received a Bachelors of Science degree in 1970. As a defensive safety for Texas Tech, Larry was selected as All Southwest Conference, 1967 and 1968 and All American in 1968. Larry’s professional life was spent in various ventures in the Oil & Gas industry, including the formations of Alford Petroleum Corporation, Alpha Exploration Co. and L.A.S.R. Energy and Development Corp.

            He is preceded in death by his beloved father Parker and his brother, Parker II.

            Larry is survived by his loving wife and soul mate, Kay Timmerman Alford; mother, Vivienne Alford Arcus; son, Larry Michael II of The Woodlands; daughters, Kristi Lynne of Denver, Colorado and Katie-Parker; brothers, Chris, John and Sam Alford, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2005 at Earthman-Hunters Creek Funeral Home, 8303 Katy Freeway. Funeral Services will be conducted at one o’clock in the afternoon on Monday, January 17, 2005 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 22111 Morton Road in Katy with interment to follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Donations may be made to the A.L.S. Foundation, 5615 Kirby, Houston, TX, 713-522-3941.

            Larry lived his life with an extraordinary dedication to his family and friends and a passion for the competition of life. He was an inspiration to all of us who have received the special gift of his love and friendship. Larry will be dearly missed by all of us.

 

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LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Monday, 17 January 2005

 

ALFORD REMEMBERED BY TECH CONTEMPORARIES

By Don Williams

 

            His Texas Tech contemporaries remembered Larry Alford on Sunday as a little big man who overcame his size limitations with a fearless streak that enabled him to become a prolific punt return specialist.

            Alford, who led the Southwest Conference in punt returns in 1967 and ‘68, died Saturday from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 58.

            “He was a brazen little rascal,” said John Conley, a former Tech assistant coach and athletic director. “He wasn’t very big, but he would catch it and go.”

            Alford still holds the school record for punt return yardage by a Tech senior (430 in 1968), remarkable considering the star return specialists who came after him. Not even Tyrone Thurman, Tracy Saul or Wes Welker, all of whom received some form of national recognition, had as much punt-return yardage their senior years.

            In 1968, Tech beat Texas in Lubbock for the first time, 31-22, thanks in part to Alford returning punts 84 yards for a touchdown and 49 yards to the 1-yard line.

            “It was heartache knowing about his disease and all,” former Tech quarterback John Scovell said. “To me, he was one of the early guys with the punt return that was just fearless back there and really was a very good athlete, just a great defensive back. He also was very lively in the locker room, was a practical joker type and all. Very well-liked by his teammates.”

            Alford was listed at 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds during his Tech career.

            Former quarterback Joe Matulich, who came in with Alford as part of the freshman class of 1965, said Alford had a flair for making important plays both as a punt returner and a safety. His attitude played a big part, Matulich said.

            “He was one of those kind of guys that was real confident, an outgoing guy, a lot of fun to be around,” said Matulich, a coach in New Braunfels. “He just was really good at making plays. He was a real scrappy, hard to beat type guy. He was one of those guys who was a leader, kind of an extrovert type.”

            Alford once said during his Tech career that having been an all-state baseball center fielder at Houston Memorial High School contributed to his success.

            “When you catch (a punt), you’ve really got to have an instinct about which way to go, because there is a lot of traffic,” he said. “You can’t completely decide while the ball is in the air. Sometimes you decide wrong, and you end up walking off the field in two parts.”

            In the same 1968 interview, Alford said he never thought about dropping a punt because he was too busy plotting his moves after he caught the ball.

            “I’ve only dropped one in two years, and that came (in [19]68) against SMU,” Alford said. “Boy, I felt terrible. I could just feel those 50,000 fans thinking what a clod I was.”...

 

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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 Larry M. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Katy, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Vivienne Constance Christmas Alford Arcus; and his brothers Parker Almon Alford Jr. and Samuel Frederick Alford in this compilation.

 

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LAURA ELIZABETH ALFORD COX

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 22 March 1964

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Laura A. Cox, of 1010 Emerald Isle Drive, a Dallas resident for 16 years, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday in Sparkman’s Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross. Burial at 2 p.m. in Hico Cemetery, Hico.

            Mrs. Cox died here Saturday [March 21].

            She was a mem ber of the East Dallas Christian Church, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Rejebian Club of Dallas.

            She is survived by a sister, Mr. J.F. Ewell [sic: Uhl] of Austin.

 

 

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 Etta Ora Alford Nance and John Addison Alford in this compilation.

            Laura’s first husband was Joseph W. Stovall. Her second husband was Walter Arris Cox.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Laura Elizabeth 1883 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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LAURINDA ALFORD YOUNGBLOOM

Half-sister of Mary Justine Alford Monroe, AAFA #0232

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 10 August 2004

 

            Laurinda Youngbloom, 68, of Austin passed away Monday, August 9, 2004.

            Laurinda was born January 23, 1936, to Era and Richard Erwin Alford in Burleson County, Texas. She graduated from Caldwell High School in 1953. She attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos, Texas. She retired in 1995 from the District Clerk’s Office in Travis County.

            Laurinda is survived by her husband, Dan Moody Youngbloom of Austin; sons, Richard Wesley Youngbloom and wife, Jan of Georgetown, Donald Ray Youngbloom of Charleston, South Carolina and Kenneth Dan Youngbloom of Austin; granddaughters, Amanda Youngbloom of Georgetown and Kayla Youngbloom of Georgetown; and sister, Patsy Stratton of Caldwell, Texas.

            Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 12, 2004, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 13, 2004, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook- Walden Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at the Masonic Cemetery in Caldwell, Texas....

 

 

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 and death dates of Laurinda A. Youngbloom (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituaries of her parents, Richard Erwin Alford and Era Miears Alford; and her half-sister Mary Justine Alford Monroe in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Laurinda 1936 TX1, Richard Erwin 1886 TX2, Halcut 1854 TX3, Richard Erwin 1818 GA4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LEAH ALFORD ANDREWS

Aunt of George Sanford, AAFA #1067

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—2 February 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

HUGHES SPRINGS—Graveside services for Leah “Pete Alford” Andrews, 88, of Dallas will be 4 p.m. today at Avinger Cemetery... under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home of Hughes Springs.

            She died Friday [Jan 31] in Dallas.

            Mrs. Andrews was born in Avinger. She was a member of Lake Highlands United Methodist Church in Dallas and a former member of the United Methodist Church of Avinger. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was active in the Wildflower Trails of Texas and other civic organizations. She was a LVN and upon retirement she lived in Avinger for 10 years. She was a former resident of White Oak having lived there for 20 years.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Andrews in 1978.

            Survivors include her daughter, Agnes Joan Tucker of Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Janie Andrews of Houston; a sister, Nina Sanford, Avinger; a brother Jimmy Alford of Avinger; and five grandchildren, Martha and Brian Wiggins, both of Tyler, Virginia Hughlett of Navasota, Glenna and Matthew Trujillo, both of Houston.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Leah’s brothers Joseph Kemp Alford, Jack Ward Alford, and Jimmie Young Alford in this compilation.

            Leah was married to L.H. Andrews. She was the daughter of George Washington Alford and Beatrice Young. George was the son of Julius Caesar Alford.

 

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LEAMOND VERDELL “LEE” ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 7 June 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Leamond V. “Lee” Alford, born 2-28-31 in Thorn MS, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 1999 at the age of 68. He was a member of Thorn United Methodist Church and retired from ILA Local #1351. Lee loved to hunt and was an avid sports fan. He graduated from the University Mississippi on a baseball scholarship and played 2 years of pro ball with the Southern States League Meridian Millers.

            He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jackie Thomas Alford; son, Ronnie Alford and wife of LaPorte; two step-sons, Jerry Rucker and wife of Willis and Tommy Edwards and wife of Pasadena; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews from Mississippi.

            The family will be receiving friends from 6:00–9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 7, 1999 at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, 1999 in the Main Chapel of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home....Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: Leamond Verdell Alford was the son of Marion Hasten Alford and Jewell White. Marion, born 1898 in MS, and was the 2nd great grandson of Jeptha Alford of GA. Jeptha was born 1797 in NC.

 

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LEATRICE “LELA” DIKES ALFORD

Aunt of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Thursday, 22 September 1977

 

            Mrs. A.E. (Leatrice) Alford, 77 of Burmont Nursing Home died at 12:20 a.m. Wednesday [Sept 21] at the nursing home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Brownwood.

            The Rev. V.D. Walters, pastor of Elmwood Baptist Church in Abilene, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood.

            Born March 28, 1900, in Brownwood, she and her husband moved to Abilene in 1922. Mrs. Alford was a member of University Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband; two sons, Stanley and Ray, both of Abilene; and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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LEE ELLA SWANZY ALFORD

 

THE CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—_____ March 1972

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Ella Alford of Shelbyville [Shelby Co.] were held March 22 at 2 p.m. in Mangum Chapel…. Interment was in the Rather cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, the daughter of William and Sara Swanzy, died March 20 in Shelby General Hospital. A native of Shelby County, she was 88 years of age.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Selma Alford Gibson of Lufkin; a son, John R. Alford of Shelbyville; four grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; a brother, W.R. Swanzy of Center; three sisters, Cora Alford of Shelbyville, Mrs. Minnie Bains of Brookshire, and Mrs. Ethel Wellborn of Gladwater.

            Serving as pallbearers were Paul Carlyle, Maurice Smith, C.F. Adams, Wesley Boles, Bill Stevens and Rick Stevens.

 

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 Lee E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Apr 1883 and died 15 March 1972, last residence Shelbyville, Shelby Co., TX. The date on her gravestone, her death certificate, and in her obituary is 20 March 1972.

            See the obituary of her son Eric Clarence Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born 9 April 1883 in Shelby Co., TX. She died of pneumonia. Her parents are identified as William T. and Sara Swanzy.

            Lee Ella was the wife of John Isham Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Isham 1881 TX1, Baldy A. 1852 AL2, Isham 1815 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC44, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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LEE HURST ALFORD

 

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ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—_____ July 1983

 

            Alford, Lee H. of Rockdale. Age 51. Died 7/19/1983 (Tuesday) in Richards Memorial Hospital, Rockdale. Services held (Thursday) at Phillips & Luckey Chapel in Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery. Thorndale’s, Rev. James Mantooth officiated. Masonic Lodge conducted graveside services.

            He was born 05/01/1932 in Milam Co. A 2nd class equipment operator at Alcoa for 29 years. Member of Forest Grove Christian Church. Past Master of Thorndale Masonic Lodge, Ben Hur, Order of Scottish Rites in Austin and Order of Eastern Star of Taylor.

            SURVIVORS: Wife, Marilyn of Thorndale; son, Gerry Alford of McGregor; 2 step-daughters, Nancy Hines and Sheila Roberts, both of Thorndale; mother, Willie Mae Roberts of Rockdale; brother, John Alford of Minerva; 2 sisters, Thelma Caffey of Rockdale and Willene Howarth, Austin; 2 step-grandchildren.

 

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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: See the obituaries of his father, Aaron Otto Burleson Alford; and siblings John Thomas Alford and Willene Alford Howarth in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lee Hurst 1932 TX1, Aaron Otto Burleson 1902 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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LEITA JUSTINE ALFORD NEEDHAM

 

TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 25 August 2002

 

            Services for Leita J. Needham, 74, Canton, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2002, at Eubank Chapel, Canton, with Rev. Ronnie Daniell and Rev. David Harkins officiating.

            Burial will be in Haven of Memories Memorial Park, Canton, under direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.

            Mrs. Needham died Friday, Aug. 23, 2002, of a short illness in Canton.

            She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Van Zandt County to Alvin Earl and Eula Charlanie Pettiet Alford. She grew up in Van Zandt County and attended Wentworth School. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was married to Lee Needham, who preceded her in death.

            Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Carolyn Needham, Canton, Ken and Cheryl Needham, Canton; two granddaughters, Jessica Needham and Erica Hallmark; one great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Hallmark; and one great-grandson, John Wayne Shackleford.

            Pallbearers are Jimmy Pettiet, Tommy Pettiet, Harpie Pettiet, Leroy Gordon, Blake Hallmark and Michael Padilla.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leita J. Needham (SS# issued in TX), last residence Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX.

            From TX Births: Leita Justine Alford was born 24 Nov 1927 in Van Zandt Co., The daughter of Alvin Earl Alford and Eula Charlanie Pettiet.

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

            Her lineage: Leita Justine 1927 TX1, Alvin Earl 1908 TX2, Robert E.L. 1873 MS3, Theodore 1839 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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LELA JO SCHWEDA ALFORD

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—4 April 2004

 

April 16, 1926–April 2, 2004

 

CALDWELL—Services for Lela Jo (Schweda) Alford, 77, of Caldwell will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell…. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell.

            A rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Strickland Funeral Home in Caldwell.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday in St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

            She was born April 16, 1926 in Caldwell and was a graduate of Caldwell public schools. She attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Beaumont and the University of Houston. She married Halcut “Hawk” Alford Sr. on March 28, 1948.

            A registered nurse and florist, Mrs. Alford and her sister, Alma Schweda, operated Alma’s Flower Shop for 40 years. Mrs. Alford was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caldwell, American Legion Post 4458 Ladies Auxiliary and the Texas State Florist Association.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Anna Rosa (Popek) Schweda; her husband, Halcut “Hawk” Alford Sr.; a daughter, Margaret Ann Alford; and a son, Robert Kenny Alford.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-is-law, Hal and Mary Lou Alford of Caldwell; two granddaughters; and three great-grandchildren.

 

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LELA MAE OGLESBY ALFORD

 

Wayne Boze Funeral Home

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX—_____ March 2007

 

Lela Mae Alford, age 75

June 18, 1931–March 29, 2007

 

            Mrs. Alford passed away Thursday morning in the company of her family. Lela was born the daughter of E.D. and Ruby (Stroud) Oglesby in Ellis County. She was raised in Waxahachie, attended Waxahachie Schools, and w as a member of the Oglesby Trio. She married William Alford July 31, 1953 in Ellis County. She was employed at Walmart in Waxahachie retiring after 19 years. She was a member of the South Park Assembly of God Church. She loved to babysit her great grandchildren.

            Surviving here are: her son, Jerry L. Alford and his wife Amy; daughters, Diane Laymon and her husband Todd, Donnette Taylor, all of Waxahachie; brother, Jimmy Oglesby and his wife Wanda; sisters, Betty Woodard and Juanita Holley all of Waxahachie; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, and two brothers.

            The family will receive friends and relatives 7-9 PM Friday at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The Celebration of Life will be 2 PM Saturday, March 31, 2007 in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel with Reverend Phillip Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the Myrtle Cemetery.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home www.waynebozefuneralhome.com.

 

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DAILY LIGHT

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX—1 April 2007

 

June 18, 1931

March 29, 2007

 

            Lela Mae Alford, 75, passed away Thursday morning in the company of her family. The family will receive friends and relatives 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2007, in the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Freeman officiating. Interment will follow in the Myrtle Cemetery.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the Wayne Boze Funeral Home www.waynebozefuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lela Mae Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX.

 

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LENA BELL ESTEP ALFORD HAWLEY

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—Thursday, 30 December 1999

 

ODESSA—Lena Bell Hawley, 87, of Odessa died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Medical Center Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens....

            She was born March 22, 1912, in Mount Pleasant. She married Fred Hawley Oct. 8, 1938, in Hobbs, N.M. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kelle Jo Hawley.

            Mrs. Hawley moved to Odessa in 1977 from Kermit. She was a homemaker and a member of Eisenhower Church of Christ.

            Survivors include her son, Bentley Hawley of Odessa; son, Dewey Dean Alford of Odessa; sister, Essie Mae Skelton of Hobbs, N.M.; granddaughter, Leslie Lynn Wilson; and three great-grandchildren, Kelle Case Wilson, Mackenzi Jo Wilson and Landri Alysse Wilson....

            Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lena B. Hawley (SS# issued in TX), last residence Odessa, Ector Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her son Dewey Dean Alford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from Dewey’s obituary and birth certificate. Her first husband, listed on Dewey’s birth certificate, was Otis D. Alford.

 

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LENA FAYE WOFFORD ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Plainview, Hale Co., TX—Tuesday, 22 February 2005

 

            Funeral services for Lena Faye Alford, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church chapel....

            Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery by Wood-Dunning Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, in Covenant Hospital Plainview.

            She was born March 20, 1921, in Lockney [Floyd Co.], the daughter of Claud Randall and Leila Sparks Wofford. She attended Lockney schools and graduated in 1939. She attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood and graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1941 with an associate degree and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1949.

            She graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with her master of religious education degree in 1950.

            She worked for East Texas State University as Baptist Student Union director and at Midwestern University as the Baptist Student Union director and Bible Chair teacher for 15 years and at Wayland Baptist University as assistant vice president for student development and as director of student services for 20 years before retiring in May 1986.

            She was a member of First Baptist Church, Las Camaradas Club, former president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and was a volunteer for Hospice of the Plains where she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 1995. She also volunteered with VistaCare Hospice and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 1999.

            She married Dallas Alford on Jan. 20, 1943, in Plainview. He died Jan. 6, 1948.

            Survivors include three nieces, Donna Gladman and husband, Craig, of Amarillo, Vickie Tanner and husband, Daniel, and Wanda McAteel, all of Cleveland, Texas; five nephews, Danny Davis and wife, Jennie, of Littlefield, Gary Norman and wife, June, of Dimmitt, Randy Norman and wife, Minnie, of Phoenix, Ariz., Marvin Wofford and wife, Melinda, of Austin, and David Wofford and wife, Suzanne, of Austin; a great-niece, Jessica Wetzel of Plainview; and several other great-nieces and nephews.

            A sister, Jewel Dean Davis, also is deceased.

            The family suggests memorials to VistaCare Hospice, 4418 Olton Road, Plainview, TX 79072.

 

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Class Notes for Faculty/Staff/Trustees

Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, Hale Co., TX

 

            Christian love and sympathy to the family and friends of Lena Faye Wofford Alford, AA’41, BS’49, who died on February 21, 2005. She served as assistant vice president for Student Development and Director of Student Services at Wayland from 1965-1985. Lena Faye attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood and graduated from Wayland Baptist University in 1941 with an associate degree and received a bachelor of arts degree in 1949. She graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with her master of religious education degree in 1950. She served at East Texas State University as Baptist Student Union director and at Midwestern University as the Baptist Student Union director and Bible Chair teacher for 15 years before coming back to Wayland. Lena Faye was a member of First Baptist Church, Las Camaradas Club, former president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, and was a volunteer for Hospice of the Plains where she was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 1995. She also volunteered with VistaCare Hospice and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 1999. Lena Faye met Dallas Alford at Wayland and they were married on Jan. 20, 1943, in Plainview. He served as head of the music department at Wayland and was killed in an automobile crash on Jan. 6, 1948....

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Dallas Alford, is buried in Plainview Cemetery with birth date 26 June 1917 on his gravestone [Hale County, Texas, Cemetery Records].

 

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LENA MAE MCFARLIN ALFORD

Aunt of Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

 

Minnie Ethel Keith Alford and her daughter-in-law Lena Mae McFarlin Alford

Photo from Minnie’s grandson Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Tuesday, 10 October 1950

 

            Alford—Mrs. Lena Mae, age 38, passed away at residence, 6515 Day, Monday. Survived by husband, G.L. Alford, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Ella McFarland, Dallas; two brothers, Berferd and Guy McFarland, both Grand Prairie Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Carina Alford, Pickton, Texas; Mrs. Pearl Lucky, Dallas.

            Services and interment 2 p.m. Tuesday at Winterfield Cemetery at Pickton, Texas. Arrangements with McKamy-Ingram-Batchier.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jaye Willson

 

AAFA NOTES: From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she was born 27 March 1912, but her gravestone says 17 July 1911.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her parents: James Marion McFarlin and Ella Mae Kenney. They are also buried in Winterfield Cemetery, (last name on their gravestone is spelled McFarlin) along with Lena’s husband, George Lafayette Alford, who died in 1988.

            Her death certificate lists her parents as Jim McFarland and Ella Kinney.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Lafayette 1908 TX1, William Lafayette 1877 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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LENORA ELVIRA ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—29 May 2002

 

            Lenora E. Alford, 93, of Port Arthur, died Monday May 27, 2002 at Cypress Glen Nursing Home in Port Arthur. Visitation will be Thursday May 30, 2002 from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home. Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors 5200 W. Parkway Groves, Tx 77619 (409)962-8336.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            An online index of obituaries from the Beaumont Enterprise lists her as Lenora Elvira Alford.

 

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LENORA “TINY” ALFORD HUGHES

 

Watson and Sons Funeral Home

Center, TX—_____ March 2013

 

            Lenora (Tiny) Alford Hughes, 88, of Center, went to be with her Lord and Savior on March 17, 2013.

            She was born June 7, 1924 in Tenaha to Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford. Lenora (Tiny) Alford Hughes was a member of Folsom Chapel Baptist Church. On October 21, 1941, Everett Wade Hughes and Lenora Alford Hughes were united in marriage.

            Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Chuck Horton officiating. Interment will follow at Folsom Chapel Cemetery in Shelby County.

            Pallbearers will be Eddie Green, Paul Horton, David Horton, Ron Jones, Noble Wayne Alford, Randy Latham and David Alford.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, Noble L. Alford and Clotile Brown Alford; husband, Everett Wade Hughes; one sister, Christera Holloway; two brothers, John Alford and James Alford.

            Lenora (Tiny) Alford Hughes is survived by:

 

Daughter: Ruth (Hughes) Barnett and husband, Jerry of Longview

Son: Dale Hughes and wife, Kim of Center

Granddaughter: Kandi Hughes of Center

Great Grandson: Aiden Hughes of Center

Sisters: Tula Browning of Agua Dulce, Jackie Allen of Henderson, Alice Deloney of Harleton, Betty Adams of Dillsboro, Indiana

Brother: William Dee Alford and wife, Ann of Milan, Indiana

Many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Emmie Christera Alford Holloway, James Leo Alford, and John Gilford Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lenora 1924 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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LEO ALFRED, SR.

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 27 March 2000

 

            Leo Alfred, Sr., 89, passed away Thursday, March 23, 2000, in a Baytown Nursing Home.

            Born July 15, 1910, in Morrow, LA, he was a 58-year resident of Barrett Station and was a member of and usher at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his spouse, Lena Guillory Alfred; sons, Joseph R. Alfred and Baley Alfred; and parents, Reme and Corine Bushnell Alfred.

            He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Leo Jr. and Helen Alfred, Ertis and Celess Alfred, Louis and Shirley Alfred, Riley and Melinda Alfred, Lawrence and Cassie Alfred; daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Albert Brooks, Mary D. Merritt, Audrey J. Nelson, Adrian and Ronald Brooks, Wyona and Donell Williams; brother, Fatnor Alfred of Louisiana; sisters, Octavia Dancy of Prairie View, Vicky Linton of Houston, Corine Joshua of Galveston; 48 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held on Thursday at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, with burial at SPJST in Barrett Station.

 

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LEO JEFFERSON HALFORD

 

TIMES RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—8 May 2009

 

ELECTRA—Leo Halford, 85, of Electra died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at the Electra Healthcare Center.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Aulds Funeral Home with Paul Winegeart, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Electra, officiating. Burial will follow in the Electra Memorial Park under the direction of Aulds Funeral Home of Electra.

            Mr. Halford was the owner and operator of Halford’s Garage in Electra.

            Survivors include wife, Nancy of Electra; daughter, Peggy Snider of Burkburnett; stepdaughters, Linda Blackburn of Austin, Marsha Wilson of Wichita Falls, Gay Graham of Electra, and Denise Rich of Harrold; stepson, Chris Graham of Mazon, Ill.; sisters, Juanita Kay, Illa Mae Laughlin, both of Rotan, Texas, Flo Ella Miller of Fresno, Calif., and Velta Milweed of Waxahachie, Texas; brothers, Charlie of Jolly and Loyd of Tatum, N.M.; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, Ill., 60601-7633; or to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, 222 Welborn St., Dallas, Texas, 75219.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leo Jefferson Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Oct 1923, last residence Electra, Wichita Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his brother Loyd Franklin Halford in New Mexico Obituaries; and his sister Floella Halford Miller in California Obituaries.

 

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LEON DALE ALFORD

 

WHITE OAK INDEPENDENT

White Oak, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 8 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

GLADEWATER [Gregg Co.]—Funeral services for Leon D. Alford of Liberty City were held here Saturday in the chapel of Croley Funeral Home.... Graveside services were held at Winterfield Cemetery in Pickton.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday, June 30, 1999 in a Longview hospital. He was 72. Born July 21, 1926 in Pickton, he attended LeTourneau University and was a retired foreman for LeTourneau Inc. He was also a self-employed welder. Mr. Alford was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Dewayne Weeks, and his parents, Sid and Valeria Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Linna “Joey” Alford of Liberty City; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Mary Alford of White Oak; one daughter, Helen Tidwell of Dallas; a stepson, Ty Weeks of Longview; six grandchildren, Russell Alford, Ricky Loyd, Dusty Alford, Brandon Tidwell, Melissa Tidwell, and Todd Weeks; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Clara Lee Edwards of Sulphur Springs; and a brother, James Alford of Sulphur Springs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leon D. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Essie Belle Alford and James Albert Alford in this compilation

            Leon Dale Alford’s first wife was Elwanda Crane who died Sept 9, 1993, Gregg Co. TX. His second wife and widow is Joey Todd, but we don’t have their marriage date. He was the son of George Albert Sidney Alford and Valeria Isabel Clay.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Leon Dale 1926 TX1, George Albert Sidney 1886 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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LEON JOHNSON ALFORD

 

TIMES HERALD

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—23 February 1987

 

            Alford, Leon J., passed away after a long illness. Survived by wife, Rose Marie Alford; daughter, Mrs. Beverly Ann Haagen, Arlington; son, Wayne Paul Barry, Waxahachie, Tx.; two sisters, Ruth Sykes, Rocky Mount, N.C.; Annie Lee Moore, Springhope; six grandchildren; one niece.

            Member of Park Cities Baptist Church, B Square Mens Class, 22 years Civil Service, 11 years Active Military Army as a Master Sargent.

            Services, 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, Ellis Chapel of the Park Cities Baptist Church, Rev. Clyde Bizzell officiating. Interment, Hillcrest Memorial Park.

            Pallbearers, Capp Wingo, H.E. Presnall, Lou Zurlis, Victor Goodman, Don Nicol, Aaron Colvin. Honorary pallbearers: members of the B Square Class, Park City Baptist Church. Sparkman/Hillcrest, 7405 W Northwest Hwy, 363-5401.

 

 

Photos 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 Leon Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 16 May 1915 and died _____ Feb 1987, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

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

            TX Deaths: Leon Alford died 21 Feb 1987 in Dallas Co.

            TX Marriages: Leon J. Alford, age 57, married Rose M. Rich, age 54, in Dallas Co., TX, on 8 Jan 1972.

            In 1930 J. Leon Alford, age 14, is listed in Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., NC, with his parents, Sidney S. and Sissie Lou Alford, and his siblings Ruth and Julian. All were born in NC.

            Leon was the son of Sidney Stewart Alford and Sissie Lou Lamm. From AAFA records, they married 3 Dec 1905 in Franklin Co., NC.

            From North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1975: Sidney was born 20 Sept 1878 in Franklin Co., NC, and died 21 Dec 1959 in Franklin Co. His parents are listed as John Alford and Pattie Alford.

            From North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909–1975: Pattie G. Alford, widow, died 1 Oct 1920 in Cypress Creek, Franklin Co., NC. She was born 21 Dec 1844 in Halifax Co., NC, the daughter of John and Mary Alford.

            In 1900 Sidney S. Alford, age 21 born Sept 1878, is living in Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, with his mother Martha Alford, widow age 55 born Dec 1844, and siblings James R. and Bettie M. Living 2 houses away is John Alford Sr., widower age 85 born June 1815. All and their parents were born in NC.

            In 1880 Sidney Alford, age 1, is living in Dunns, Franklin Co., NC, with his parents John Alford Jr., age 37, and Pattie G. 36, and 4 siblings. Next door is John Alford Sr., age 65, and his wife Annie S., age 68. All and their parents were born in NC.

            His lineage: Leon Johnson 1915 NC1, Sidney Stewart 1878 NC2, John 1843 NC3, John 1815 NC4.

 

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LEONA ROBERTA MORRIS ALFORD

 

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

 

COLEMAN CHRONICLE AND DEMOCRAT-VOICE

Coleman, Coleman Co., TX—Tuesday, 27 August 2002

 

            Mrs. Virgil (Leona) Alford, age 81, of Holbrook, Arizona passed away Thursday, August 22, 2002, at 8:24 a.m. in Holbrook. Services were graveside Monday at 10 a.m. at the Coleman City Cemetery, under the direction of Henderson Funeral Home.

            Leona was born November 17, 1920, in Tuttle, Oklahoma to the late Albert Millard and Lucy Jane Wilhoit Morris. She graduated from high school in Oklahoma and married Virgil Alford, in Mesa, Arizona, on November 18, 1938, and they celebrated 46 years of marriage. Virgil preceded her in death in 1984. She was a resident of Coleman from 1978 until 1984, then moving to Wichita Falls where she resided until July of 2002. Leona was a member of the Christian Church and a homemaker.

            Survivors include a daughter, Helen Plumtree of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sons, Harold M. Alford of Cottonwood, Arizona and Kenneth V. Alford of Redding, California; two sisters, Anna Mae Oliver of Guthrie, Oklahoma and Billie Jayne Crismon of Guthrie, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

 

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VERDE INDEPENDENT

Sedona, Yavapai Co., AZ—Sunday, 25 August 2002

 

            Cottonwood [Yavapai Co.] resident Leona Alford died Aug. 22. She was 81 years old.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Tuttle [Grady Co.], Okla., Nov. 17, 1920.

            Survivors include a daughter, Helen Plumtree of Oklahoma City; two sons, Harold M. Alford of Cottonwood, Kenneth V. Alford of California; two sisters, Anna Mae Oliver and Billie Jayne Crisman of Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Virgil Elton Alford, preceded Mrs. Alford in death in 1985.

            Graveside services are scheduled at the Coleman Cemetery in Coleman [Coleman Co.], Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brother-in-law Truett Milton Alford; and her sister-in-law Agnes June Smith Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from the Verde Independent headline.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Virgil Eldon 1916 TX1, William Lovell 1865 MO2, Gabriel 1831 KY3, Jesse 1793 KY4, Jacob 1757 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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LEONA SIMMS HILLHOUSE ALFORD

 

TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 21 April 2002

Published (not verbatim) in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

KILGORE—Services for Leona Simms Alford, 86, Kilgore, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Riley Pippen officiating.

            Graveside services are scheduled for 4 p.m. at Nocona Cemetery, Nocona [Montague Co.], under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore.

            Mrs. Alford died April 20 in Gladewater [Gregg Co.].

            She was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Comanche, Okla., and moved to Kilgore in 1937. She was a seamstress and longtime member of Highland Park Baptist Church.

            Survivors include son, David Hillhouse, Kilgore; two grandchildren; six nephews; and one niece.

            Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            If desired, memorials may be made to Paralyzed Veterans of America.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Leona Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list her death date as April 19, last residence Kilgore, Gregg Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hunter 1906 AL2, William Cleveland 1884 AL3, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL4, Levin Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1787 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

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LEROY ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 29 May 2008

 

            Leroy Alfred, 83, of Cheeks, TX passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2008 at St. Martin Deporres Catholic Church in Cheek, TX with entombment at Live Oak Mausoleum under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.

            He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Mae Ella Alfred of Cheek, TX; sons, Arthur Lee Alfred (Monica) of Montclair, CA, Glenn Alfred (Evola) of Dallas, TX, Patrick Alfred of Compton, CA, Rainey Alfred of Moreno Valley, CA, Rodney Bushnell (Eva) of Beaumont, TX and John Bushnell of Houston, TX; daughters, Martha Alfred of Lithonia, GA, Judy Alfred of Perris, LA, Nancy Braggs of Lake Elsinore, CA and Mary Guillory (Richard) of Beaumont, TX; 23 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

 

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LEROY R. ALFORD

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/129/77254158_133661878192.jpg

Photo posted to his Find A Grave memorial by Tim Schaeffer – used with permission

Tim’s wife is descended from Martha and her first husband, Taylor Lee

 

Source unknown

Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX—_____ July 1899

 

            Leroy Alford—Died very suddenly of heart trouble at his home on Thursday at 6 o’clock a.m. July 27, 1899. Mr. L.R. Alford, aged 73 years, six months and 17 days.

            Mr. Alford was born in Louisiana January 10, 1826, moved with his parents to Bowie County in 1832 and settled on the Red River at the place known then as Spanish Bluff. After reaching manhood, his parents dying, he moved to Old Boston and in 1853 was married to Miss Martha White and moved about 3 miles southeast of New Boston where he lived until his death. He was a consistent member of the M.E. Church South for nearly 40 years, And his daily walk proved himself an earnest christian, meek and lowly in his determination to serve his God. To know him was to appreciate his worth. In the house he was loving husband, a kind father and a friend of true worth. He was hospitable to all alike. A citizen and a neighbor - one was always better for knowing. He leaves a wife and many relatives and friends to mourn his lost.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/271/77254158_131728231037.jpg

Photo from Creed Cemetery, Redwater, Bowie Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike White

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Ann White Alford; and his daughter Martha Susan Alford Lee Bartlett in this compilation.

            Leroy’s parents are unknown. He has not been found in the 1850 census. The Leroy Alford who is in Gonzales Co., TX, in 1850 is the son of Winfield Alford and Eliza Derrington and is apparently not the same person.

 

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LESA ANN ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—27 December 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1992

 

            Lesa Ann Alford, 22, of Alvin, passed away in Houston Thursday, December 24, 1981. Member First Baptist Church, Alvin, and Alvin resident 16 years.

            Survivors are: Mother and step-father, Jo and Wayne Moore, Alvin; sister and brother-in-law, Brenda and Wally Kaiser, Spring, Texas; grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Schedule, Alvin; nephew, Mark Allen Kaiser, Spring, Tex.

            Lesa is preceded in death by her father, George Allen Alford Sr., and her brother, Cpl. George Allen Alford Jr.

            Services 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 28, 1981 from the Oak Park Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial in Confederate Cemetery, Alvin. Pallbearers: Bob Harris, Earl Gardner, Steve Wiggins, Floyd Kettler, Billy Kettler, and Jerry Nicewanger. Oak Park Funeral Home, 300 Oak Park Drive, Alvin, 331-8217.

 

Photo from Confederate Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother George Allen Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Lesa Ann Alford was born 3 Aug 1959 in Bosque Co., TX, the daughter of George Allen Alford Sr. and Jo Lee Ward.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lesa Ann 1959 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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LESSIE MAE ARTERBERRY ALFORD

 

DAILY SUN

Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX—Saturday, 16 October 2004

 

            Lessie Mae Arterberry Alford, 77, of Frost [Navarro Co.] passed away Oct. 6, 2004 at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.

            Services will be 1 p.m. today at St. Delight United Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie Community. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lessie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 March 1927, last residence Frost, Navarro Co., TX.

 

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LESTER CHARLES ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—20 January 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

HAWKINS—Memorial services for Lester Charles Alford, 71, of Hawkins, were scheduled for Saturday at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel in Hawkins. Mr. Alford died on January 17.

            He was born on March 31, 1932, in Trinity, to the late Monroe and Willie Mack Alford. He lived in Jasper prior to moving to Hawkins in the early 1980’s. He was a retired construction worker.

            Survivors include his wife, Easter Alford of Hawkins; daughter, Deborah Davis Alford of Houston; sisters, Lucille Davis of Dallas, Loraine Davis of Houston, Emma Jean Rawls of Jasper, and Dorothy Barlow of Woodville; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Earl Alford; son, Lester George Alford; and brothers, Woodrow Alford and Leverne George Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Lester C. Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list his death date as 16 Jan 1003, last residence Hawkins, Wood Co., TX.

 

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LEWIS PAUL ALFORD

 

Photo from his funeral program

 

SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS-TELEGRAM

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—Thursday, 20 May 2004

 

            Funeral services for Mr. Lewis Paul Alford, 92, of Pickton will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 21, at Beaty Funeral Home Chapel in Winnsboro....

            Burial will be in Winterfield Cemetery in Hopkins County, with Mike Brumley, Danny Brumley, Ricky Brumley, Donnie Lucky, Kenneth Brumley and Jerry McFarlin serving as pallbearers....

            Mr. Alford died on Tuesday, May 18, in Denton.

            He was born on April 23, 1912, in Lone Oak, to Benjamin [sic—Bennett] and Belle Burns Alford. He married Mary Carina [McFarlin]. She preceded him in death in July 1992.

            Mr. Alford retired from LTV in Grand Prairie in 1977. He was a member of the Pickton Domino Hall Group and Woodmen of the World.

            Survivors include one daughter, Sue Alford Lucky of Denton; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was also preceded in death by one daughter, Pat Brumley in July, 1984; three sisters, Annie Ray, Jewel Thomas, and Lillie Spangler; and two brothers, Jim and B.J. Alford.

 

From his funeral program:

 

            Mr. Lewis Paul Alford passed away Tuesday in Denton at the age of 92. He was born on April 23, 1912 in Lone Oak, Texas, to the late Bennett and Belle Burns Alford. Mr. Alford married the former Mary Carina McFarlin and she preceded him in death on July 3, 1992.

            He was a retired tool foreman for LTV Aeronautics Division in Grand Prairie. Mr. Alford was a member of the Pickton Domino Hall Group and Woodmen of the World.

            He was preceded in death by his parfents, daughter, Pat Brumley July 17, 1984, son-in-law A.V. Brumley, brothers, Jim and B.J. Alford, sisters, Annie Ray, Jewel Thomas, and Lillie Spangler.

            Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Don Lucky of Denton; grandchildren, Mike Brumley, Danny Brumley, Ricky Brumley, Angela Kruger, Toni Simmons, Donnie Lucky, great-grandchildren, Blake Brumley, Shea Brumley, Betsy Brumley, Kara Brumley, Cole Kruger, Cade Kruger, Caitlin Kruger, Kristen Simmons, Kayce Simmons and Amber Lucky.

 

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 Lewis P. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Pickton, Hopkins Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Pat Alford Brumley; and brothers Bennett James Alford and James Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Lewis Paul 1912 TX1, Bennett Jefferson 1881 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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LEWIS RANDALL “RANDY” HALFORD

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—_____ March 2005

 

 

SAN ANGELO—Lewis Randall “Randy” Halford, 44, of San Angelo passed away Monday, March 7, 2005, in San Angelo.

            Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, in Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel....

            Randy was born Aug. 6, 1960, in Dallas, Texas. He was a salesman for Rodeo America for many years. Randy married Svitlana Morozova on April 16, 2001, in San Angelo.

            Randy is survived by his wife, Svitlana Halford of San Angelo; one daughter, Allura Halford of San Angelo; parents Jim and Louise Edscorn of San Angelo; father and mother-in-law, Victor and Maria Morozova of San Angelo; one sister, Katrina Edscorn of San Angelo; one brother, Alaric Von Edscorn of Lake Tahoe, Nev.; one niece, Silvara Edscorn of San Angelo; one nephew, Saber Edscorn of San Angelo; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Honorary pallbearers for the service will be Ryan Handsberry, Jerry Komro, Roberto Paris, Kris Stroop, Wes Hall and Jeff Blume.

            Randy was a wonderful and loving husband, father, brother, uncle and son. He always thought of everyone else before him. He helped everyone he could. He would go out of his way to do anything for you. We loved him so much and still wish he were here. He would always tease and laugh and had big dreams and a big heart.

            Randy, we all love you, and you were the best friend to all of us.

            He traveled around the world and had friends all over.

            Randy, you will be missed by each and every one. We love you so much. We know if you could, you would come back to us.

 

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LILLIE MAE BOSTIC ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Sunday, 1 February 2004

 

            Lillie Mae Alfred, 71, of Beaumont, TX died Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. Funeral will be 1:00 pm. Tuesday, February 3, 2004 at House of Prayer Deliverance Church with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff...

            She was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, TX.

            Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Edith and Darrell Jones of Beaumont, TX and Sherry Alfred of Houston, TX; brother, Leroy Bostic; and grandson, Samuel Alfred of Beaumont, TX; best friend, Orelia Bias of Killeen, TX; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Calvary Mortuary 1225 S. 7th St. Beaumont, TX (409) 838-0159.

 

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LILLIE MAE FELDER ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—15 August 2011

 

 

            Lillie Mae Felder Alford crossed from life to eternity on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at her home. Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Grace Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 7261 Wichita St., Rev. Roy E. Brackens, pastor.

            Interment: Laurel Land Memorial Park. You may visit Mrs. Alford from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Serenity Funerals & Cremations and from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that _____ [missing first name in record] Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 3 Nov 1946, last residence not listed.

 

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LINNA JO ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Friday, 13 January 2012

 

TYLER—Memorial services for Linna Jo Alford, of Kilgore, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Church of God of Prophecy in Liberty City [Gregg Co.]. Arrangements were by Boren-Conner Funeral Home & Covenant Cremations. Mrs. Alford died January 12, 2012, in Longview.

 

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NEWS HERALD

Kilgore, Gregg Co., TX—Saturday, 14 January 2012

 

            Memorial Services for Linna Jo Alford will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Church of God of Prophecy in Liberty City. Mrs. Alford died Jan. 12, 2012 in Longview. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Alford, and son Charles Weeks. She is survived by a son Tommy Weeks, a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LIZZIE EVANS ALFORD

Sister of Florence Inez Alford Surovik, AAFA #0107

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

 

CALDWELL NEWS AND BURLESON COUNTY LEDGER

Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—_____September 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Miss Lizzie Alford of Caldwell [Burleson Co.], died Wednesday, September 18 at 1:45 a.m. in the Goodnight Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness. She had attained the age of 88 years, 2 months and 23 days.

            Funeral services for Miss Lizzie were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 19, in the Phillips and Luckey Funeral Home Chapel, with … Mrs. W.L. Surovik, Jr., rendering soft organ music. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

            Miss Lizzie was born in Cooks Point, Texas, June 25, 1880, the daughter of Halcut and Mary Jane Scott Alford and spent all of her life in Burleson County.

            She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Caldwell and a member of the Woman’s Society of Christian Service. Miss Lizzie spent her life living for others. Wherever she went she left a smile and a ray of sunshine. She was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.

            Survivors include one sister, Mrs. W.L. (Inez) Surovik [AAFA #0107] of Caldwell and two brothers, R.A. (Bob) Alford of Caldwell, and Phil Alford of Richmond.

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

            Serving as pallbearers were nephews, D.L. Alford, Jr. [AAFA #0054], Halcut Alford, H.E. Alford, Dan F. Alford, Allen Alford and Phil Alford, Jr.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby Joe Slovak

Lizzie, her brother Philip, and his wife Bertie are buried in this Alford plot.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents Halcut Alford and Mary Jane Scott Alford; siblings Daniel Lee Alford Sr., Florence Inez Alford Surovik, and Richard Erwin Alford; and sister-in-law Bertie Hall Davis Alford Henderson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lizzie Evans 1880 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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LLOYD CECIL ALFORD

 

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ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Thursday, 13 January 2005

 

FLORENCE [Williamson Co.]—Lloyd Alford, 79, a native of Abilene, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He passed away at his home outside of Florence, with his family at his side.

            He was born in Abilene on December 16, 1925, to Arthur Carl Alford and Lou Cleckler Alford.

            He is survived by his wife of 58 years, June Alford of Florence; daughters, Kay Shipp of Florence, Linda Richey of Leander, TX, and Janet M. Altum of Liberty Hill, TX; son, Danny L. Alford, a missionary to Holland; sister, Marie Copeland of Arlington, TX; granddaughters, Angela Altum of Austin, TX, Christie Byrd of Dripping Springs, TX, and April Yeager of Florence; grandsons, Chad Rives of Cedar Park, TX, Robert Alford of Tennessee, and Stephen Shipp of Kempner, TX; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2005, in the chapel of the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. Burial will follow at Andice Cemetery in Andice, TX.

 

Photo from Andice Cemetery, Andice, Williamson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul Mack

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, June Opal Yates Alford; father, Arthur Carl Alford; and brother Arthur Reginald Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lloyd Cecil 1925 TX1, Arthur Carl 1887 TX2, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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LLOYD EDWIN “BO” ALFORD

 

Mission Park Funeral Chapels South

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—_____ May 2007

 

Born in DeQuincy, LA on Dec. 31, 1930

Departed on May 22, 2007 and resided in San Antonio, TX.

Cemetery: Mission Burial Park South

 

            Lloyd Edwin “Bo” Alford born December 31, 1930 went to be with our Lord on May 22, 2007 at the age of 76.

            Bo married his beloved wife, Ruth Kathryn Van Fleet on January 14, 1949 in San Antonio, TX. He retired from CPS Power Plant with over 38 years of dedicated service. Bo was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and he especially enjoyed it when his family surrounded him.

            Bo is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Brenda Moore; sons: Bryan Alford and wife, Laurie, Burke Alford and wife, Lydeia; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lloyd E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruth Kathryn Van Fleet Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOCHIE BARNHILL SAMPSON ALFORD

Stepmother of Carolyn Annice Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—29 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Lochie Barnhill Sampson Alford, born September 12, 1906 in Lee County, Texas, daughter of Pink L. Barnhill and Luna A. Monroe. Her family moved to Kingsville, Texas in 1913, where she grew up and attended Texas A & I College. She moved to Houston around 1930 and worked for many years for the Southern Pacific Railroad. She was very active in community affairs and an active volunteer in many of Houston’s cultural organizations. She served in several positions of responsibility for the Houston Grand Opera Auxiliary and was a Past-President of the Tuesday Music Club. She was also a past member of the Pine Forest Country Club.

            She and her husband, Col. James B. Sampson who died in 1977 moved to River Plantation in the late 1960s where they were members of the River Plantation Country Club.

            Lochie and her second husband Edgar Alford who died in 1991, were active members of First Baptist Church of Conroe where they sang in the choir. She also attended Bible Study Fellowship in Conroe. She moved to San Antonio in 1991 where she was confined to Heartland Nursing Home until her death on March 25, 1994.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lochie B. Alford (SS# issued by Railroad Workers), last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Needham Edgar Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LODWICK C. PIERCE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—9 June 1896

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

MARSHALL [Harrison Co.], TEX. June 8—Col. L.P. Alford, one of Harrison County’s pioneers, died here at the advanced age of 84 years at the residence of his son, J.P. [Josiah Perry] Alford, cashier of the Marshall National Bank. Col. Alford was born in Troupe county, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1812 and was married in Lowenboro county, Alabama in 1837 to Miss Annie Sherrill. He came to Texas in 1839 with his family and settled in Harrison county, his home being on the headright which bore his name. He was a lawyer by profession. He has always been identified with Harrison county interests since his residence here.

            He leaves four sons and three daughters, J.P. Alford of this city, E.L. [Erasmus Lodwick] and W.S. Alford of this county, H.C. Alford of Shreveport, La., and Mesdames T.C. Marsden and Mittie Thomas of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Lou Haynes of this city.

 

AAFA NOTES: James P. Alford, AAFA #0115, the submitter of this old obituary, wrote a related story about one of Lodwick’s sons, “Julius Caesar ‘Paddy’ Alford, 1848–1876” that we published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994, pp. 59–62. Jim is the great-grandson of Erasmus Lodwick Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Lodwick C. Pierce 1812 GA1, Lodwick Cade 1775 NC2, Julius 1750 NC3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

LOIS R. SANDERS HALFORD

 

EL PASO TIMES

El Paso, El Paso Co., TX—26 September 2011

 

            Halford, Lois, 73, Visitation: 5-8pm, Vigil/Rosary: 6:30pm, Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Funeral Mass: 10:00am, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Christ the Savior Catholic Church. Interment: Fort Bliss National Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lois R. Halford (SS# issued in MO) was born 17 June 1938 and died 22 Sept 2011, last residence El Paso, El Paso Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Lula Maude Halford Tieman Ivey in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says her husband was Bennie Coy Halford. His first wife was Gloria Colene Edwards. His parents were James Granville Halford and Pearl Price Meador.

            TX Marriages: Bennie C. Halford married Lois R. Sanders on 31 Aug 1985 in El Paso Co., TX. Lois may have been his third wife since a marriage is also listed for Bennie C. Halford and Priscilla Chavira on 17 Sept 1977 in El Paso Co., TX.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage (from Find A Grave and Ancestry): Bennie Coy 1930 TX1, James Granville 1886 ?? 2, John Bell 1862 AR3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1793 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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LOLA BROOKS ALFORD

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Thursday, 9 June 2005

 

 

            Lola B. Alford, TX—Lola B., 75, heard a voice calling her name, from the Heavens on June 5, 2005. Sis Lola answered that call and departed this life in a peaceful and solemn manner.

            Sis. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one daughter.

            Special memories are left with step-mother, Mattie Brooks; one son, Earl Alford, Jr., three daughters: Rita (Keith) Lewis, Gwendolyn Chargios, Charlotte (Henry) Washington; three brothers: Robert (Rosie) Brooks; Donrell (Carolyn) Brooks both of Barstow, California, Edward (Charlene) Brooks of Odessa, Texas; three sisters, Connie (Sam) Johnson, Raydell Brown, Dorothy (Wardell) Gates of Shiner, Texas; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2005 at Unity Chapel Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

            Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2005 at Calvary first Baptist Church, 2906 Carver Dr. at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Friday, 10 June 2005

 

            Lola B. Alford, a choir member at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, died June 5, 2005. She was 75.

            Survivors include three daughters, Rita Lewis, Charlotte Washington and Gwendolyn Chargios, all of Corpus Christi; a son, Earl Alford Jr. of Corpus Christi; her stepmother, Mattie Brooks of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Connie Johnson and Raydell Brown, both of Corpus Christi, and Dorothy Gates of Shiner; three brothers, Robert and Donrell Brooks, both of Barstow, Calif., and Edward Brooks of Odessa; 18 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. June 11 at Calvary First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park.

            Unity Chapel Funeral Home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lola Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 March 1930, last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Earl Alford; and her grandson Earl E. “Blue” Alford III in this compilation.

 

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LOLA MAE HENRICKS ALFRED

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 2 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Lola Mae Alfred, 74, of Beaumont died March 29 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at First Union Baptist church with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Mercy Funeral Home on Gladys Avenue.

            A native of DeRidder, La., she lived in Beaumont 70 years.

            Survivors include her husband, Alfred B. “Sonny” Alfred of Beaumont; daughters, Leonia Ruth Harris, Lola Ann Matherson and Sherryln Rose Kinnear, all of Beaumont; sons, Herbert “Butch” Baltrip Jr., Sylvester Joseph Senegal, Walter James Alfred and Johnny Earl Alfred, all of Beaumont; brother, Ernest B. Henricks of Beaumont;18 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lola M. Alfred (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 Jan 1925, last residence Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her son Walter James Alfred in this compilation.

 

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LONA ALVORD ASHFORD

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Thursday, 17 February 2000

 

            Lona Alvord Ashford, 91, of Paris, died on Wednesday, February 16, 2000. Services were held on Friday, February 18, at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Red Hill Cemetery.

            She was born September 10, 1908, in Powderly to L.M. and Golda Christine Daughtrey Alvord. She attended Powderly schools, was a homemaker, and member of Powderly Church of God. She married A.W. Ashford in 1927 in Powderly. He died June 11, 1972.

            Surviving are a son, Malcolm Ashford and wife, Martha, of Fort Worth; a brother, J.B. Alvord and wife, Katherine, of Paris; a sister, Opal Ramsey of Paris; three grandchildren, Mark Ashford and Lisa Ashford of Fort Worth, and Pam Williamson of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; three great-grandchildren, Daniel and Sarah Williamson, and Heather Cleveland and husband, Jimmy, all of Bartlesville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lona A. Ashford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Paris, Lamar Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Jefferson Buford Alvord and Opal Francis Alvord Ramsey in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Lona Alvord 1908 TX1, Lucius Marshall 1885 MI2, Edwin Alonzo 1853 MI3, Marshall White 1813 NY4, Josiah 1780 MA5, Josiah 1735 MA6, Josiah 1704 MA7, Benjamin 1658 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9.

 

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LORA LYN SMITH ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Monday, 27 January 2003

 

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FORT WORTH—Lora Lyn Alford, 35, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, in Fort Worth.

            Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Western Hills United Methodist Church. Entombment: Garden of Memories Mausoleum in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

            Lora was born June 10, 1967, in Iowa City, Iowa. Her life centered around her daughter whom she cherished. Tiff was her reason for living. As a member of Western Hills United Methodist Church, Lora had a heart for Christ....

            Survivors: 10-year-old daughter, Tiffany Marie Alford; parents, David A. and Janet L. Smith Sr.; brothers, David A. Smith Jr. and wife, Tracy, Brian E. Smith and wife, Stacy; sister, Cynthia Foulks and husband, Allen; grandmother, Margaret Filbin; former husband and dear friend, Barry Alford; a host of other loving family member and friends.

 

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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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LORAINE EBERLING ALFORD

 

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS

Galveston, Galveston Co., TX—Tuesday, 22 October 2002

 

            Loraine E. Alford [identified as Mrs. Clifford W. Alford, Sr. in obituary headline], 88, of Galveston died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at The Woodlands Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2002, at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

 

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Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

[From Miscellaneous Galveston County, Texas Obituaries]

Galveston, Galveston Co., TX—_____ October 2002

 

            Loraine E. Alford, 88 of Galveston died Sunday, October 20, 2002 at the Woodlands Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 2 P.M. Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Grayson Glass officiating. Burial will follow at Oleander Cemetery in Galveston. Visitation will be 5 to 8 P.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at the funeral home.

            Born August 30, 1914, in Galveston, Mrs. Alford was a lifelong Galveston resident and was the owner and operator of the Bible BookStore since 1951. She was also the Director and bible teacher at the Gulf Breeze Apartment complex from 1970 to 2001.

            Survivors include: son Clifford W. Alford and wife Ruth of Houston; 4 grandsons, Clifford N. Alford and wife Jennifer of Las Cruces, NM, Paul S. Alford of Houston, Jason K. Alford and wife Felicia of Houston and Travis E. Alford of Houston; 2 great-granddaughters Brandi Lambethand and Micah Alford of Houston; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Bryce Allen Lambethand and Kaitlyn Marie Arnes of Houston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorraine E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 Aug 1914 and died 22 Oct 2002, last residence Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.

            Clifford Winford Alford Jr. is listed as the son of Clifford Winford Alford and Loraine Eberling in Galveston Co., TX, Births, 1933.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Clifford Winford 1908 TX1, Robert Winford 1869 TX2, Edward Ira Bailey 1837 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LORENA EDNA GOODMAN ALFORD

 

Mrs.  Lorena Edna Alford

Photo from Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Beaumont, TX

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 18 April 2008

 

            Lorena Edna Alford of Bloomberg, TX formerly of Moss Hill, TX died peacefully at the age of 95 on April 16, 2008. She was born in Robertson County on January 29, 1913. She was the third oldest of 4 daughters.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Bernice W. Alford, her parents and two of her sisters Lavell Spates, and Nell Harrington.

            She has left five generations of family to cherish her memories, her precious sister Ruth Benfield-Graham, and sister-in-law Junice and brother-in-law Bob Willford. Her children Wynonna R. and husband Ralph Mike Williams, Jenell V. Alford and life long friend Penny Peavy, P.E. Gene Alford and Carol. Her grand-children Brandon Alford, Stephanie and Paul Talbott, Dallas and Coalton Alford, Michael & Julie Dollard, Kevin & Liz Huntley, Theresa Dollard, Steve & Nancy Dollard, Kalia Imaizumi, and Toby Uribe. Her great grandchildren Dylan and Chloe Alford, Samantha and Renee Dollard, Ashley Wright, Torey McWilliams, Tyler Rivers. Her great great grandchildren Kaya and Kendell Wright, and Carmyn McWilliams. Her niece Alma Craft and husband J.R. and so many more family and friends, including her extended family at Roshaven.

            Mrs. Alford will now be reunited with her husband after 39 years apart. She will be greatly missed but we all know she too will be in the Glory of God. We all have memories of her to last a lifetime. We love you and rest in peace.

            Burial will be held at Guedry Cemetery in Batson, Texas on April 19, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Photos 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 Lorena Edna Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Atlanta, Cass Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s grandfather James Madison Alford; and her sister-in-law Lucile Curtis Alford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from FindAGrave.com.

            Her husband, Bernice Watson Alford (18 Oct 1907 – 1 March 1969) is also buried in Guedry Cemetery.

            Bernice’s parents were James William Alford and Oregon Tennessee Smith, buried in Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island, Hardin Co., TX [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Bernice Watson 1907 TX1, James William 1869 MS2, James Madison 1846 MS3, Furney/Ferney 1793 NC4.

 

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LORENA GILMORE ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Thursday, 8 August 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

LAKE PALESTINE [Smith Co.]—Services for Mrs. Lorena G. Alford, 74, Lake Palestine, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Noonday United Methodist Church….

            Burial will be in Tyler’s Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday at her residence after a lengthy illness.

            She was born Nov. 20, 1915, at Slocum and was a member of Noonday United Methodist Church.

            She and her husband, E.B. Alford, Lake Palestine, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary Jan. 28, 1990.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired elementary school teacher, teaching in the Westwood Independent School District.

            Survivors include her husband, E.B. Alford, Lake Palestine; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Pace McDonald III, Palestine; a daughter, Jo Elaine Quinata, San Antonio; a son, Elward D. Alford, Georgetown; her father, M.B. Gilmore, Elkhart; a brother, Raymond Gilmore, Nacogdoches; a sister, Ruby Averitte, Slocum; six grandchildren, Amanda Estes, Pace McDonald IV, Rena Jo Quinata, Matthew Quinata, Leilani Quinata and Noel Quinata; and a great- grandchild, Cody T. Estes.

            Pallbearers will be J.D. Lightfoot, Henry Bise, Pace McDonald IV, Lloyd Stanridge, Al Lightfoot, Carlton Brooks, Jack Estes and James Ray Ives.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Elward Baldy Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LORENE THRASHER ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Monday, 19 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

HENDERSON [Rusk Co.]—Graveside services for Lorene Thrasher Alford, 79, Henderson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lakewood Memorial Park … under direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday [February 18] in a Henderson hospital.

            She was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Electra and grew up in Henderson, returning in 1972. She retired from International Paper Co. where she had worked in accounting and personnel departments and was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include sons, Royce Alford Jr., Whitehouse, Rick Alford, Rockwall, Mitch Alford, Longview, and Steve Alford, Henderson; daughter, Holli Hagler, Shreveport, La.; brothers, Jack Thrasher, Henderson, and Jimmy Thrasher, Baton Rouge, La.; sisters, Todi Foley, Henderson, and Helen Neely, Lake Cherokee; and 11 grandchildren.

            Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

Photo from New Lakewood Memorial Park, Henderson, Rusk 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 husband, Royce Alba Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LORETTA E. ALFORD PATTON

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 2 October 1999

 

PALESTINE—Services for Loretta E. Patton, 81, Palestine, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Tom Rousseau and the Rev. Sam Cox officiating.

            Burial will be in Roselawn Park.

            Mrs. Patton died Friday [Oct 1].

            She was born Jan. 31, 1918, in Many, La., to the late Lee Alford and Lavada Ethel Leach Alford. She was member and honorary lifetime deaconess of First Christian Church. She owned and operated Patton’s Florist for 30 years, was member of Business and Professional Women’s Club, Harvey Woman’s Club and Japonica Garden Club.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, George “Pat” Patton on Sept. 13, 1997, and sister, Ruba Mae Schattel.

            Survivors include daughter, Phyllis Droby, Frankston; son, George L. Patton, Palestine; sister, Lavada Apodaca, Pasadena; brothers, Kenneth L. Alford, Elmer E. Alford and W.P. “Chubby” Alford, all of Palestine; four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are nephews, Bob Evans, Larry Schattel, Gary Schattel, Montee Poole, Jimmy Alford, Randy Apodaca and Kenny Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers are grandsons, Calvin Patton, Paul Droby, Jim Homan, David Drafahl, Jim Hicks and Steve Statham.

            Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Saturday at funeral home.

 

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

            See the obituary of her brother Kenneth Lee Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Loretta E. 1918 LA1, Benjamin Henderson Lee 1893 KY2, Pleasant Lee 1869 KY3, Peter Henderson 1831 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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LOUISE ALFORD LYLE

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—16 May 2002

 

FORT WORTH—Louise Lyle, 95, a homemaker, died Sunday, May 12, 2002 at a local nursing home.

            Graveside service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

            Memorials: Should friends desire, memorials may be given to Fort Worth Symphony, in memory of Louise Lyle.

            Louise A. Lyle was born in Marietta, Okla., April 25, 1907 and had been a longtime resident of Fort Worth.

            An accomplished musician, Mrs. Lyle was first violinist for the Fort Worth Symphony during her younger years. She was married to Kirby R. Lyle, a prominent local landscape contractor who preceded her in death in 1983.

            Louise Lyle was known by her friends and relatives as the consummate care giver. She was always the first to give aid and comfort to family members and friends in times of illness or crisis. She was a longtime member of the Dutch Diner’s Club and enjoyed the close friendship of all the club members. Mrs. Lyle was a member of the Arlington Heights United Methodist Church of Fort Worth.

            Survivors: Bob Gunn and wife, Rita, Ellen Read and husband, William, Susan Babineck and husband, Mark, Christina Wheeler and husband, Russell, and Paul Chandler; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews. Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home 702 Eighth Ave., (817) 336-0345.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edgar Perry Alford, James Perry Alford, and Helen Alford Wilkinson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Louise 1907 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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LOUISE MAE “MOMO” ALFRED

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 30 August 2007

 

 

            Louise (Momo) Alfred demised 8-23-07. Both Visitation & Funeral will be held @ McCoy & Harrison Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Mae Alfred (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 Jan 1942.

 

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LOUISE PARTIN HALLFORD WHATMAN

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—29 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Louise Whatman, age 86, resident of Orange, TX last seven years, died July 28, 1998 at the Baptist Hospital in Orange, TX. She was born in Waelder, TX and was a lifelong resident of San Antonio. She was a homemaker.

            She is survived by son, Charles Ray Hallford, San Antonio, TX; daughters, Beverly Jean Zerko, Orange, Sandra Kay Rivette, San Antonio, TX; brother, Luther Partin, Long Beach, CA; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild....

            Graveside Services and interment will be held on July 31, 1998 at 10:00 A.M. at San Jose Cemetery in San Antonio, the Rev. Curtis Hallford officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Missionary Fund at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Orange. Dorman Funeral Home, Orange, TX 77631 (409) 746-2161.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Whatman (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 June 1912, last residence Orange, Orange Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her son Charles Ray Hallford in this compilation. In that obituary, her husband is identified as N.W. “Bill” Hallford.

            Her husband’s HALLFORD lineage (from Michael Kruse’s RootsWeb Family Tree): Nathaniel Wilburn 1913 TX1, Nathaniel Wilburn 1872 AL2, Dixson H.L. 1841 AL3, Samuel Hunicutt 1806 SC4, Burrell Moses Gordon 1774 SC5, Achillis 1754 VA6.

 

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LUCILE ALFORD BURLESON

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 23 July 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Lucile Alford Burleson, widow of John M. Burleson, died Thursday, July 23, 1981. She was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on November 22, 1893, the daughter of C.A. and Ida Franke Alford. She first moved to Houston in 1909 and after an absence returned in 1923. She is a member of Reid Memorial Methodist Church, and was Choir Director of Woodland Presbyterian Church for 27 years. Charter member of the Etude Music Club, Lindale Garden Club, and the Houston Horticulture Club.

            Survivors: children, Mrs. Florine Reiniets, John A. Burleson and Joe W. Burleson, Houston, Jim S. Burleson, Garland, and Mrs. Lucile Below, Covina, Calif.; sister, Mrs. Martha Daugherty, Corpus Christi; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Settegast-Kopf Chapel.... Interment Hollywood Cemetery. Pallbearers are grandsons and great grandsons....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1981) dates of Lucile Burleson (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            Lucile’s father was Corwin A. Alford b. 1865 in OH. Family lived in Atchison, KS in 1900.

 

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LUCILE CURTIS ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 3 February 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Lucile C. Alford, 86, of Silsbee died Wednesday [Feb 1]at Silsbee Doctors Hospital.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Kountze with burial at Old Hardin Cemetery under the direction of Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze.

            A native of Palacios, she lived in Honey Island more than 28 years before moving to Silsbee a year ago and was a retired registered nurse.

            Survivors include sons, Charles F. Alford of Kountze and James C. Alford of Silsbee; brothers Elliott Alford of Humble, George W. Curtis of Kerrville, Robert P. Curtis of Douglass and Leroy Curtis of Waycross, GA.; and two grandchildren....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucile C. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Aug 1908, last residence Kountze, Hardin Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Lorena Edna Goodman Alford in this compilation.

            Lucile Curtis was born in Palacios, Matagorda Co., TX; the daughter of George and Myrtle Ashley Curtis. She married R.C. Alford November 13, 1932 in Matagorda County. R.C. was born May 4, 1905 in Livingston, Polk Co., TX and he died June 12, 1972 at Honey Island, Hardin County, TX. His business was oil well drilling. They had two sons: Charles Franklin Alford born October 16, 1933 in Dayton, Liberty Co., TX, and James Curtis Alford born May 4, 1936 at Freer, Duval Co., TX. The brother “Elliott Alford” in the obituary is probably an error since Lucile had a brother named Elliot Curtis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: R.C. 1905 TX1, James William 1869 MS2, James Madison 1846 MS3, Furney/Ferney 1793 NC4.

 

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LUCILLE HIGHTOWER ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 14 January 2005

 

            Lucille Alford, 65, of Beaumont, TX died Monday, January 10, 2005 at Dubuis Health System. Funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 15, 2005 at Love and Compassion Ministries with burial at Sacred Heart under the direction of Calvary Mortuary Staff....

            She was a native of Jasper, TX and lived in Beaumont, TX for 50 years.

            Survivors include her son, Allen Adam Hightower, Jr. of Beaumont, TX; daughters, Judy Katherine Relford of Beaumont, TX and Faye Hightower Strayhorn of Pearland, TX; sisters, Elwanda Syvester of Victorville, CA and Ruth Elaine Daw of Beaumont, TX; brothers, Wardell Guidry of Anaheim, CA and Randall Knight of Fort Worth, TX; four grandsons and a host of other relatives and friends....

 

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LUCILLE KAY ALFORD

 

GATESVILLE MESSENGER

Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX—Saturday, 5 August 2000

 

            Lucille Alford, 78, of Gatesville, died July 30 at a local hospital. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Sweet Home Baptist Church with interment at Pidcoke Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born June 3, 1922, in Natchitoches, LA, to the late Katie Kay and Goshie Goff Kay. She was a homemaker and also served as a housekeeper for others. In addition to her parents, a son, Lee Madison of Louisiana, preceded her in death.

            Survivors include her husband, Frank Alford of Gatesville, four sons, Frank Alford, Jr., Dallas, and David Alford, Greg Alford, and Joe Alford of Gatesville, one daughter, Gracey Alford of Killeen, one brother, Charles Kay of Killeen, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

 

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LUCILLE ROSE BRAY ALFORD

Mother of Billye Lucille Alford Campbell

 

DAILY TIMES

Valdosta, Lowndes Co., GA—Sunday, 5 November 2006

 

WACO, TEXAS—Lucille Rose Bray Alford, only child of William and Caroline Bray, passed away Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006 at her residence after several years of a declining illness.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room....

            Rose was born May 30, 1910, in Devol, Okla., but she had lived most of her life in Waco since 1949. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. She was a Methodist. She was a professional seamstress, care giver to all and everyone appreciated her gardening abilities and memorable stories.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William Fort Alford; son-in-law Morris Wayne Beheler; and grand-son Daryl Gene Beheler.

            She is survived by two daughters, Darlene Beheler, Waco, and Billye Campbell and her husband Sandy of Valdosta; sisters-in-law, Geneva Hatcher and Willie May Griffin; eight grandchildren, Michael W. Beheler and his wife Eva, Carol L. Beheler Nystrom and her husband Paul, Jerry Don Beheler, Linda Campbell, Sanford Campbell, III and his wife Angelica, Sandra Holt and her husband Jim, Brant Campbell and his wife Marile, Carrie Clifton and her husband Robert; 15 great-grandchildren, Breanna Valentine, Jerrod Beheler, Brennan Beheler, Tyler Nystrom, Adam and Chris Beheler, Alise Cartledge, Kirk Holt, Rob, Andrew and Will Clifton, Miriam, Bailey, Caroline and Brantley Campbell; two great-great grandchildren, Kaiden Beheler and Braeden Valentine; numerous nieces and nephews; and special loving friends Mildred Johnson, Gwynette and Mark Argo....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucille Rose Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Waco, McLennan Co., TX.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Fort 1908 TX1, Richard 1862 AR2, William F. 1811 GA3, Haywood 1780 GA4.

 

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LUCILLE SISCO ALFORD ABNEY

 

TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 6 January 2008

 

ATHENS—Services for Lucille Alford Abney, 85, Athens, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Landmark Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Fondren officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

            Mrs. Abney died Jan. 5, 2008, in a local nursing home.

            She was born May 28, 1922, in Newton County, Ark, to the late William Franklin and Stella Lorena Cochran Sisco. She lived in Athens [since] 1950, and worked for Vassarette of Munsingwear, Inc. for 21 years and Mrs. J’s Plant Farm for 10 years. She was a member of Landmark Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Abney in 1997; brother, Hershel Sisco; and sister, Gladys Faddis.

            Survivors include sons, Greg Alford and Jimmy Abney, both of Athens; sister, Juanita Ferguson, Neosho, Mo.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are Rick Williams, Rust Abney, Jerry Carrico, Roberto Delgado, Gary Steddum and Van Pearce.

            Honorary pallbearers are Marvin Timmerman, Robert Miller, Larry Anding, Pete Stockard, Jasper Stevens, Alec Wofford, Bryan Roberts, Glenn Leopard, T.C. Brannon and Tim Tutle....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucille Abney (SS# issued in CA), last residence Athens, Henderson Co., TX.

            Lucille Sisco Alford married (2) Stanley Durwood Abney on 17 Dec 1976 in Henderson Co., TX.

            Lucille’s first husband was Leonard Alford, the son of William Thomas Alford and Mima May Baugh.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Leonard 1919 AR, William Thomas 1879 AR2, Franklin L. 1858 AR3, Thomas H. 1833 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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LUCY FAY ALVORD EVANS

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 9 June 2005

 

FORT WORTH—Lucy Fay Alvord Evans, 100, a retired file supervisor for Commercial Standard Insurance Co., died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Fort Worth.

            Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday in Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Burial: Laurel Land Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

            Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hemphill Presbyterian Fellowship. Contact number is (817) 923-2607.

            Fay was a member of a pioneer ranching family. She was born in Baird on Sept. 24, 1904, to the late Frank and Mattie Sue Alvord. Fay finished high school in Baird in 1923 and went on to West Texas State Teachers College in Canyon. She then taught school in the Borger school district for several years during the oil boom, Dust Bowl and the opening of the Palo Duro Canyon as a state park. Fay moved to Fort Worth in 1941. She retired from Commercial Standard Insurance in 1969 after 23 years.

            Fay was a loyal member of Hemphill Presbyterian Followship and the Southside Chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Association.

            Survivors: Daughter, Sue and husband, Bob Ragsdale, of Fort Worth; granddaughters, Deborah and husband, Mike Martinak, of Fort Worth and Dianne and husband, Mike Kelpin, of Reno, Nev.; great-grandchildren, Jayme Martinak of Fort Worth, Michael Martinak and wife, Joey, of Fort Worth, and Nicholas and Francesca Kelpin, both of Reno, Nev.; sister-in-law, Lois Alvord of Fort Worth; nephew, Fred Edgar Alvord and wife, Kathy, of Fort Worth; and niece, Freddie Ann Hackney of Fort Worth.

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

 

Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer,Sonja Brumley Vaughn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She was born 24 Sept 1905 in Baird, Callahan Co., TX, the daughter of Frank Edgar Alvord and his second wife, Mattie Sue Park—both buried, along with her grandfather, in Ross Cemetery, Callahan Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Lucy Fay 1905 TX1, Frank Edgar 1861 IL2, Joshua Nichols 1823 NY3, Augustus Tripp 1798 VT4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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LULA BRUMBLEY ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 8 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Lula Alford, 104, of Dallas died Jan. 2 at Tri City Hospital in Dallas.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixie Baptist Church in Jasper with burial at Indian Creek Cemetery under the direction of Robinson Community Funeral Home in Jasper....

            A native of and former resident of Jasper [Jasper Co.], she lived in Dallas 20 years.

            Survivors include daughters, Lucille Davis of Dallas and Bulah Ford of Port Arthur; son, L.C. Alford of Hawkins; and brother, Ivory Brumbley of Houston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Lula is listed on the 1900 and 1910 censuses in Jasper Co., TX, with her parents, James and Alice Brumley, spelled that way on both censuses. In 1900, her birth date is listed as March 1894. This is an African American family.

 

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LULA MAUDE HALFORD TIEMAN IVEY

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Tuesday, 12 August 2003

 

            Lula Maude Ivey, 75, of Amarillo died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003.

            Private services will be held. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

            Mrs. Ivey was born May 13, 1928, to James Granville and Pearl Price Halford. She had worked as a waitress.

            Survivors include a son, Leonard “Buster” Tieman of Louisville, Ky.; and a grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lula M. Ivey (SS# issued in TX), last residence Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Lois R. Sanders Halford in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage (from Find A Grave and Ancestry): Lula Maude 1928 TX1, James Granville 1886 ?? 2, John Bell 1862 AR3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1793 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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LURLEY OBERA “BEA” ALFORD MCDONALD

 

TIMES RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—24 February 2000

 

            Lurley Obera “Bea” McDonald of Richmond, Texas, formerly of Wichita Falls, passed away Feb. 20, 2000.

            Services will be held at the Lunn’s Colonial Chapel at 11 a.m. today, Feb. 24, 2000. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

            Mrs. McDonald was born Jan. 24, 1907, in Beaver Valley, Ala. She was a resident of Wichita Falls since 1946, spending her last six years in Richmond, Texas. She was a homemaker, seamstress, Sunday school teacher, and secretary for the Mary Martha Sunday school class for many years. She was a member of the Woodhaven Baptist Church, formerly Hillcrest Baptist Church, for more than 50 years. She and Arthur Lee McDonald were married Dec. 6, 1924, in Munger, Texas. He passed away Dec. 2, 1989.

            Survivors include her daughter, Joline Nixon, and son-in-law Charles; and her brother J.B. Alford of Pleasant Grove, Ala.; grandson Mark Nixon of Grapevine, Texas, and three great-grandchildren, Michael, Jerod, and Robert Nixon....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bea McDonald (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

 

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LUTHER WOODROW ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—____ June 1989

 

            Funeral services for Luther W. Alford, 75, were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, in the Phillips and Luckey Chapel with a 3:30 p.m. graveside service at the Hagen [sic: Hagan] Cemetery in Crockett [Houston Co.].

            Raymond E. Waldron of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiated.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday, June 7, at his residence after a sudden illness. He had been a Rockdale resident for the past eight years, moving to Rockdale from Crockett.

            He was born Dec. 5, 1913, in Rockdale to Mr. and Mrs. Luther (Ann) Alford. He was a retired truck driver.

            Survivors include a daughter, Marguerite Simmons of Humble; two grandsons, David and Michael Simmons of Humble; also, two half sisters, residents of Houston.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Cameron Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and was a U.S. Army veteran.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of L.W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list his birth date as 6 Dec 1913, last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Luther Woodrow 1913 TX1, Luther 1894 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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LUVENIA ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam County, TX—____ 15 March 1923

 

CHILD MEETS HORRIBLE DEATH IN A SHOCKING TRAGEDY AT HICKS

 

            Lavina, seven year old daughter of Tom Alford, dragged to death when tied to the tail of a gentle old family mare last Friday afternoon. One of the most shocking tragedies Milam County has ever known, occurred last Friday afternoon in the Hicks Community, nine miles south of Rockdale, when Lavina Alford, the little seven year old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Tom Alford met a horrible death by being dragged at the heels of the family buggy mare.

            It seems that the child, with other children of the same age, was playing in the horse lot, the old family mare being the object of their attention. The animal was known to be gentle, and the children had been in the habit of swinging by her tail and climbing all over her at will. On this occasion, in an effort to find some new sport, one of the children tied a rope to the old mares tail, fastening the other end to Lavina’s ankle. The children then amused themselves by driving the mare around the lot. A mistake, however caused her to fall, and this frightened the animal which began running, only to become more frightened at the feeling of the weight of the child. The mare finally jumped the lot fence and dashed into the pasture dragging the little girl several hundred yards before being stopped.

            When picked up, the child was already dead, and upon medical examination being given it, was found that in addition to numerous cuts and bruises, her neck was broken. It is thought that the breaking of the neck occurred when the mare jumped the fence.

            The funeral was held Saturday, interment being at Forest Grove Cemetery. Mr. And Mrs. Alford are receiving the sincere sympathy of our entire citizenship in this sad tragedy which has robbed their home of one of its brightest lights and chief treasures.

 

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 parents, Thomas Ewin Alford and Carolina Rose Alford; and her siblings Clarence Ewin Alford, Edith Alford Brown, James A. Alford, Oliver Franklin Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, and Wilburne Alford in this compilation.

 

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LYDIA KNIGHTEN ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Friday, 30 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Funeral services for Lydia Alford, 73, of Silsbee will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Farmer Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Cunningham Cemetery both in Silsbee....

            Mrs. Alford died May 29, 2003 at Pine Arbor Health Care Center. She was a native and lifelong resident of Silsbee. Mrs. Alford was a school teacher for both Silsbee and Spurger School districts.

            Survivors include daughter and her husband Melissa and Randy Strahan of Silsbee; mother Ella Knighten of Silsbee; sisters Betty Collard of Colorado Springs, CO, Mary Herrington of Silsbee; and Nell Spaulding of Coeur D’Alene, ID; brother Carl Knighten of Silsbee and 2 grandchildren.

 

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LYNN ALFORD

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Monday, 7 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1993

 

LAMESA (Special)—Services for Lynn Alford, 78, of Lamesa will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church….

            Burial will be in Lamesa Memorial Park under direction of Branon Funeral Home.

            Alford died Sunday [December 6] in Methodist Hospital after a brief illness.

            He was born in Carbon [Eastland Co.] and moved to Dawson County in 1938 from Plains. He received a bachelor of science degree from Daniel Baker College and a master’s degree from Texas Tech University. He was a teacher, coach and administrator with the Klondike Independent School District.

            He was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and served actively from 1942-1946 and in the reserves until 1951. He attained the rank of lieutenant senior grade.

            Survivors include his wife, Dorice Davis Alford of the home; a son, Tom of Vernon Hills, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara Archer of Lamesa and Nancy Hartley of Bay City; and four grandchildren….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A.L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 Oct 1914, last residence Lamesa, Dawson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, George Thomas Alford and Ether Hilton Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: A. Lynn 1914 TX1, George Thomas 1890 TX2, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MABEL FRANCES HALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Thursday, 9 April 1998

 

            Halford, Mabel France, 94, of Luling died Wednesday [April 8]. Visitation 5 p.m. today, O’Bannon Funeral Home, Luling. Services 10 a.m. Friday, First Baptist Church, Luling. Burial Luling City Cemetery.

 

Photo from Luling Cemetery, Luling, Caldwell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Les Varner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 Nov 1903, last residence Luling, Caldwell Co., TX.

            Her death record [TX Deaths] lists her middle name as Frances. Her Find A Grave memorial lists her as Mabel Frances Worthy Halford.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: Robert Charles Halford died 8 May 1963 in Luling, Caldwell Co., TX. He was born 15 July 1907 in Dallas, TX, the son of C.M. Halford and Mertal Maxwell.

 

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MABLE CLAIRE ALFORD RUCKER

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Tuesday, 30 November 2004

 

 

            Mable Claire Rucker, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with the Lord on November 27, 2004 at the age of 86. She was born in Cotton Valley, LA on June 27, 1918.

            Mable, a longtime resident of Corpus Christi, was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Rucker; brothers, Norris, Reggie and Dottle Alford and sister, Elaine Chambers. She is survived by her son, Jeffery Norris Rucker and her daughter, Charlotte Ann Townsend and her brother, Buck Alford. She was blessed with eight grandchildren, Samuel, Jason, Eli, Gabriel and Joshua Rucker, Bryan, Lori (Hurt), Tammy Townsend and nine great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with a Service to follow at 7:00 P.M. at Porter Loring North, 2102 North 1604 East at Gold Canyon Dr., San Antonio TX....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mable Rucker (SS# issued in AR) was born 27 June 1918, last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

 

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MABLEAN ALFRED JONES

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 2 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Mablean Alfred Jones, devoted wife and mother, ended her courageous battle, slipped into eternity and found peace on Monday, March, 30, 1998.

            She was born on Sept. 27, 1928, in Houston, to Nevada and Eil Alfred.

            Jones is survived by her husband of 32 years, Melvin Jones; sons, Alfred Curtis King of Houston, Donald Ray Levier of California and Joseph Kelvin Levier of Beaumont; daughters, Phelicia King of Barrett Station, Jacquely Y. King of San Diego, Calif; seven grandchildren, Martin King, Pleshette King, Curt King, Marlon King, Aaron “Al” King, Michelle King Ross and Phoebe Nichols Henry; seven great-grandchildren, Marcel King, Curtis King, Micheala Nichols, A’Shante Ware, Taylor Ross and Gabriella “Gaby” Boyd; two sisters, Ella Alfred Eagleton, Jean Wyatt White; brother-in-law, Wilfred White Jr., all of Barrett Station; daughter-in-laws, Gloria Rubit, Wanda King, Doloris King and many other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. on Friday at Walker Funeral Home Chapel.... The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Mount Rose Church of God in Christ with her nephew…. Burial will immediately follow the service at Barrett Evergreen Cemetery in Barrett Station....

 

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MACK ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Thursday, 12 May 2005

 

LONGVIEW—Services for Mack Alford, Jr., 73, Longview are scheduled for noon Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church, Hallsville [Harrison Co.], with the Revs. H.C. Rockmore and Lamar Jones officiating.

            Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hallsville, under direction of Dearion & Davis Funeral Parlor, Gladewater.

            Mr. Alford died May 8 in a Longview hospital.

            He was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Hallsville. He was owner of Big Mack Alford’s Hauling Services.

            Survivors include daughters, Linda Jones, Jackie Moore, Velda Hutchins and Mechelle Nelson; mother Ernestine Alford; sister Nelderine Randall; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives....

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Harrison Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Sweeney

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Ernestine Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MADISON DORCELL ALFORD

 

Stanmore-Hayward Funeral Home

Marshall, Harrison Co., TX—_____ December 2005

 

            Graveside Services for Miss Madison D. Alford will be Friday, December 30, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Elizabeth Cemetery Karnack, Texas, Rev. Tommie D. Harris, Officiating.

            Madison was born on December 20, 2005 to Scholanda Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her Grandmother, Dorothy Alford and Grandfather, Willie T. Alford, Sr.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother and father; two brothers, Olajwan and Dylan; two sisters, Joeisha and Nicaya Alford; grandparents, Albert Hill (Dee); one aunt; four uncles; a number of cousins and friends; and her god-mother, Caternia Thomas.

 

AAFA NOTES: Stanmore Funeral Homes traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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MAE ALFORD JONES

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Wednesday, 10 December 1997

 

            Jones, Mae Alford, 74, of Austin died Sunday [December 7]. Services 2 p.m. today, Cameron Road Catholic Church of Christ. Burial McDade Cemetery, McDade. Arrangements by Cook-Walden, Lamar location.

 

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Photo from McDade Cemetery, McDade, BastropCo., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Kee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae A. Jones (SS# issued in TX) was born 4 Jan 1923 and died 7 Dec 1997, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

 

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MANUEL ALFRED

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—14 January 2013

 

 

            Alfred, Manuel—Passed away Jan. 4, 2012 [sic: 2013]. He is survived by brother, Melvin Manuel, Jr. aunts, Yvonne Allen & Bernice Smith.

            Services at 2:00 pm, Tues. Jan. 15, 2013 at DFW National Cemetery. Visitation today from 12:00 - 8:30 p.m at the funeral home. Sign guest book at www.paradisefh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MARCYLE ALFORD HICKSON LEVY

Sister of Jessie Kathleen Alford Conley, AAFA #0846

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 4 October 2005

 

            Marcyle Alford, 83, of Houston went to be with the Lord, Thursday, September 29, 2005. She was born February 12, 1922 in Houston, TX to Kenneth and Mamie Alford. Marcyle managed an apartment complex until she was 70 years old. She was very devoted to her family, with taking care of her son born with a heart defect to making sure everyone was provided for. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

            Marcyle is preceded in death by her parents, husband Nathan Levy Sr.; two sons, Arthur Hickson III, Nathan Levy III; one daughter, Candace Hickson; one brother, Raymond Alford; two sisters, Sara Jane Alford, Marie Hamilton; and one grandson, Chanse Hickson. Marcyle is survived by two children, Janie Hickson, Timothy Hickson and wife Nancy; two sisters, Kathleen Conley, Elisabeth O’Neill; 9 grandchildren, Tavis, Damian, Kenneth, Kirk, Arthur, Candace, Holly, Jill, Julie; ten great-grandchildren; many nieces nephews other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be 2:30 PM Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at Forest Park Lawndale in the Chapel of Angels. Burial will follow at Forest Park Cemetery....

 

In another article:

 

DAILY IBERIAN

Eunice, St. Landry Parish, LA—Tuesday, 4 October 2005

 

HOUSTON—Services for Marcyle Alford, 83, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.

            Visiting hours will be observed today from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will resume Wednesday at 10 a.m. until the time of service at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.

            A native and resident of Houston, Mrs. Alford died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005.Born on Feb. 12, 1922, Mrs. Alford is the daughter of the late Kenneth and Mamie Alford.

            Marcyle managed an apartment complex until she was 70 years old. She was very devoted to her family, with taking care of her son born with a heart defect to making sure everyone was provided for. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

            She is survived by her two children, Janie Hickson and Timothy Hickson and wife Nancy; two sisters, Kathleen Conley and Elisabeth O’Neill; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mamie Alford; husband, Nathan Levy Sr.; two sons, Arthur Hickson III and Nathan Levy III; a daughter, Candace Hickson; a brother, Raymond Alford; two sisters, Sara Jane Alford and Marie Hamilton; and a grandson, Chanse Hickson.

            Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Marcyle 1922 TX1, Kenneth Wise 1893 TX2, Kinchen Beall 1855 AL3, John Rogers 1810 GA4, Kinchen 1779 NC5, James 1740 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARETA LAVERNE HUDSON ALFORD

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—21 December 2010

 

PALESTINE—Services for Mareta Alford, 82, of Palestine will be at 1 p.m Wednesday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Dan Manuel officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.

            Mareta Alford went to be with her Lord Saturday, Dec. 18.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 19, 1928 in Kennedale to David Harold (Pete) and Jesse Hudson. She married Earsel E. (Red) Alford on Dec. 4, 1945. She was a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earsel E. (Red) Alford; granddaughter, Susan Earnest; brothers, Gordon Hudson, Louis Hudson and Billy Hudson; and three siblings which died in infancy. She is survived by four children, Carolyn Crouse of Rusk, Larry Alford and wife Pam of Elkhart, Wayne Alford and friend Geanie O’Neal of Palestine and Ann Tillman and husband Lenn of Neches; sisters, Joyce Ferrell of Waco and Mary Stech and husband Bob of Palestine; grandchildren, David Wilbanks and wife Lisa of Rusk, Elaine Alford and friend Ray Wolf of Palestine, Lauren York and husband Daniel of Elkhart, Bradley Alford and wife Alicia of Folsom, Calif., Jamie Johnson and husband Michael of Crowley, Charles Starr and wife Beth of Elkhart, Hannah Tillman of Neches, Debbie Shuptrine and husband Tommy and Teletha Holcomb and husband Ed, all of Palestine; and 15 great grandchildren.

            Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

            Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home, Palestine.

            The family wishes to express great appreciation to Dr. Mike Smith, the staff at Cartmell Home for Aged, and Palestine Regional Medical Center.

            To view online, leave condolences or sign the guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Earsel Edward “Red” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET ANN ALFORD BENNETT-DENNING

Cousin of Marshall E. Alford, AAFA #0173, and Jim Alford, AAFA #0202

 

[A very similar article was published on the same day in the Dallas Morning News.]

 

Photo from Dallas Morning News

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—Sunday, 20 February 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Margaret Ann Alford Bennett-Denning, born Dec. 26, 1926, in Waco to Warrie and Ernestine Alford, went to sleep eternally on Feb. 16, 2000. Graveside services will be Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving [Dallas Co.], Texas.

            She graduated from Waco High School in 1943 and Baylor University in 1946. Attaining her Master’s degree in 1965, she received her Doctorate in 1971. Dr. Bennett-Denning was an educator for 33 years.

            Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 20 years, Rueben H. Denning, her son, John D. Bennett and his family of Irving, Texas; her daughter, Susan Bennett Ingram and her family of Magnolia, Ark.; her sister, Lu Alford Payne; and two stepchildren, Richard Denning and family and Marilyn Denning-Winters and family.

 

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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 confirm the birth and death dates of Ann B. Denning (SS# issued in TX), last residence Richardson, Dallas Co., TX.

            Her first marriage, listed in AAFA’s Texas Marriage list, was to John D. Bennett on 3 June 1946, in McLennan Co., TX. Margaret was the daughter of Warrie Lewis Alford and his wife Ernestine Mullinix.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Margaret Ann 1926 TX1, Warrie Lewis 1899 TX2, Marshall A. 1872 TX3, John Rankin 1834 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MARGARET ARLIENE FERGUSON ALFORD

Wife of Hollis Wilton Alford, AAFA #0196

Mother of Roy L. Alford, AAFA #0208, and David Alford, AAFA #0615

 

DAILY SENTINEL

Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX—Tuesday, 17 March 2009

 

            Memorial service for Margaret Arliene Ferguson Alford, 86, of Alto will be held at a later date. Mrs. Alford died March 16, 2009, in Nacogdoches.

            Born Jan. 13, 1923, in Lufkin, she was the daughter of Arlie E. and Addie G. Risinger Ferguson. She was retired as a school teacher from Hemphill ISD. She was married to Hollis W. Alford, and he preceded her in death.

            Survivors include sons Roy Alford of Montgomery and David Alford of Alto; one grandchild; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Laird Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY SENTINEL

Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX—Friday, 24 April 2009

 

            Graveside service for Margaret Arliene Alford, 86, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2009, in Sholar Cemetery, Shelby County. Mrs. Alford died March 16, 2009, in Nacogdoches....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Arliene Margaret Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Alto, Cherokee Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Hollis Wilton Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her grandson Mitchell Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET HELEN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 11 November 2009

 

            Alford, Margaret Age 80, of Mesquite, TX, died on November 09, 2009. Eastgate Funeral Home 972-270-6116.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Helen Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 July 1929, last residence Mesquite, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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MARGARET RUTH BRANDON ROBERTSON ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 11 July 2004

 

GILMER—Services for Ruth Robertson Alford, 80, of Gilmer will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12, at Croley Funeral Home Chapel of Gilmer with Brother Paul Chandler officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born June 18, 1924. She was a retired sales clerk for Perry’s Variety Store and a Baptist.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by one daughter, Retha Hurse; one stepson, Lee Alford; two stepdaughters, Betty Lindley and Jo Ann Hobrine; one grandchild, Reecia Hurse; one brother, Robert Brandon; and numerous nieces, nephews, stepgrand- children and stepgreat-grand- children.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Myrtise Brandon; two husbands, Foy Robertson and Hilton Alford; two brothers, Arville Brandon and James Brandon; and one sister, Dora Wells McKenzie.

            Pallbearers will be Perry Thompson, Billy Davis, Danny Wells, Bill Lindley, Buddy Wells and Jimmy Brandon....

 

Photo from Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pritchett, Upshur Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jackie M. Isham Sr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [July 10] dates of Margaret R. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX.

            Her parents were Robert Franklin Brandon and Myrtia Howard, as listed in the obituary of her sister Dora C. Brandon Wells, who died in 13 June 1998 in Gilmer, Upshur Co., TX.

 

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MARGARET SARAH ALBERT ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—30 May 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Margaret Sarah Alford, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, born November 2, 1890, passed away May 29, 1995 in Baytown.

            Episcopalian by faith. Survived by her son Vernon L. Alford, Pasadena and Maud Gray Lawhon, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services and interment will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, 1996, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Margaret S. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Baytown, Harris Co., TX, but list her death date as May 15. TX Deaths lists May 29.

            See the obituary of her daughter, Maud Gray Alford Lawhon, in this compilation.

            Margaret Sarah Albert married Cory Whitford Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Cory Whitford 1890 MS1, Julius Caesar 1847 MS2, Julius Caesar 1808 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARGARET SUE BONER ALLFORD

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—Saturday, 13 May 2000

 

KERMIT—Sue Allford, 60, of Kermit, a homemaker, died Thursday, May 11, 2000, at Winkler County Memorial Hospital. Services were held at Baptist Temple Church with burial at Kermit Cemetery.

            She was born February 12, 1940, in Matador.

            Survivors include sons, Wayne Johnson of Kermit and Billy Beene of Louisiana; brothers, Stanley Don Boner of Kerrville, Roger Thomas Boner of Lubbock, and Robert Ray Boner of Odessa; sister, Phyllis Shropshire and Billie Durham of Kermit; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Margaret S. Allford (SS# issued in TX) but list her birth date as 10 Feb 1940, last residence Kermit, Winkler Co., TX.

 

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MARGARET WILHELMENA KELLY ALFRED

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 5 February 2006

 

Margaret

 

1909 – 2006

 

            Margaret Wilhelmena Alfred, 96, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at a local care facility.

            Celebration of Life: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel, Chaplin Robert Bostick officiating. Visitation: The family will recieve friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            Margaret was well-loved by everyone who knew her.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Cyril Bertram Alfred, M.D.; and brothers, Barney and Horace Kelly.

            Survivors: Daughters, Margaret Mullins and husband, Mervyn of England, Shirley Rodrigues and husband, Laz of Fort Worth, Marilynne and Dave Garrad of Spain, Sherry Brown of England, Kevin and Gayla Rodricks of Azle, Steve Rodricks of Fort Worth and Brian and Renata Rodricks of Aledo; nine great-grandchildren, Brian Garrad, Robert and Aaron Brown, Sean, Cheyenne and Savannah Rodricks, Breanna, Caelan and Lauren Rodricks.

 

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MARGARETTE ANN BROADUS WALKER ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—22 December 2009

 

CARTHAGE [Panola Co.]—Services for Margarette Ann Walker Alford, 66, of Galloway Community of Panola County, will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at Hawthorn Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Steven Hill and the Rev. Mervin Scott officiating. Interment will be in Adams Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died December 20, 2009, in Tyler.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 11, 1943, in East Mountain Community of Gregg County. She was a member of the New Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, loved hunting, working crossword puzzles and played piano and guitar by ear.

            Survivors include her sons, Donnie Walker, Arnold Walker, Linnis Walker and Clint R. Walker; brothers, Roy Broadus, Jerry Broadus, Elton Broadus and James Broadus; and sisters, Velta Bordner and Barbara Woodcock.

            Viewing will be 6 p.m. today, December 22, 2009, at the funeral home. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, December 22, 2009, at the funeral home.

 

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

            See the obituary of her second husband, Amos Ponder Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Margaret Ann Broadus was born 11 March 1943, parents Emmett R. Broadus and Flossie Wiggins.

            From TX Births: Her first husband was Kelly Donald Walker, listed as the father of her son Clint.

 

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MARIAN CALHOUN ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ April 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1989

 

            Marian Alford, 63 a resident of Pasadena [TX] died Thursday, April 6, 1989. Member of Pasadena Blvd. United Methodist Church. Volunteer Harris County AFLCIO. Precinct Judge five years Precinct No. 277.

            Survived by husband W.R. Bill Alford; children, Bradley Alford, Kari Hlavinka and husband, Joseph, Ross Alford; brother Lonnie Calhoun; sisters, Maxine Calhoun and Bonnie Fannstiel; granddaughter, Katlyn Alford;

            Memorial service 2 p.m. Friday, Pasadena Funeral Chapel... Cremation. Pasadena Funeral Chapel....

 

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MARIAN MARKHAM ALFORD

Wife of Robert Atticus Alford, AAFA #0148

Mother of Nancy Elizabeth Alford, AAFA #0160, and Robert Mark Alford, AAFA #0132

 

DAILY TIMES

Kerrville, Kerr Co., TX—Monday, 17 July 2006

 

KERRVILLE—Marian Markham Alford, 83, died peacefully on July 14, 2006, in Kerrville. She is now at peace with the Lord. She had been a Kerrville resident off and on for many years, beginning in 1954 when she and her husband moved here to raise their four children.

            Marian was born August 6, 1922, in Lubbock, Texas. She attended Sam Houston State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and married Robert A. Alford at Ft. Sill, OK on July 3, 1943. After their children were raised, Marian resumed her studies, earning a Master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in Houston in religious education, and continued her studies at SMU, St. George College in Jerusalem, St. Andrews University in Scotland, 4 summers at Oxford University in England, and other universities. She taught scripture at Regis University in Colorado Springs and served for many years as an adult education and spiritual direction counselor.

            Marian is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Robert A. Alford, who cared for her devotedly during her disability of several years; children, Nancy Alford of New Orleans, Larry Alford, PhD of Eureka, MT, R. Mark Alford, PhD of Naperville, IL, and Marilyn Alford Steinberger and her husband Dr. Larry Steinberger of Sugarland. Additionally she is survived by 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

            Prayer services will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at the Kerrville Funeral Home Chapel.... Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 19, at Notre Dame Catholic Church.... Interment will follow at 2:15 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas....

            Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Kerrville Funeral Home.

 

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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 do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Atticus 1922 TX1, Robert Atticus 1890 TX2, Halcut 1854 TX3, Richard Erwin 1818 GA4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARIE MCCLAIN ALFORD

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—22 August 2002

 

            Services for Marie Alford, 77, of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bailey & Foster Chapel…. Burial will be in Roselawn Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Palestine.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

            She was born Sept. 6, 1924 in Lovelady to Sidney Lawrence McClain and Rose Etta Marlar McClain. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3907.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Lloyd, Hubert and Bobby McClain.

      Mrs. Alford is survived by sons, David L. Alford of Elkhart and Bruce A. Alford of Elkhart; sister, Betty L. Alford of Shepard; brother, Jim McClain of Baytown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

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MARILYN ELIZABETH STEWART ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—16 April 1975

 

            Alford, Marilyn, 429 Charlotte, Duncanville. Survived by husband, Jerry Don Alford, Duncanville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stuart.

            Services 2 p.m., Thursday, Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, S. Thornton at Laurel Land Rd., Rev. Randy Wilburn officiating. Interment Laurel Land Memorial Park.

            Laurel Land-Restland Funeral Homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marilyn Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 20 Oct 1949 and died _____ April 1975, last residence not listed.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate lists her as Marilyn Elizabeth Alford, born 20 August 1949 in CA, the daughter of Fred Stewart and Verna Eaunert. She died of pheumonia as a result of Hodgkin’s disease.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com) lists Marilyn Elizabeth Stewart, born 20 Aug 1949 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Baumert.

 

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MARILYNN RUTH RUSSEL ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 June 2010

 

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            Funeral services for Marilynn Ruth Alford will be held at a later date.

            Marilynn Alford was born May 14, 1931, in Wenatchee, Wash., and passed away on June 7, 2010, in Jacksonville.

            The daughter of Lynn and Beatrice Russell, she married Venice D. “Al” Alford of Jacksonville.

            Marilynn worked most of her professional life as the secretary for the district manager at American Airlines.

            She is survived by her husband, Venice D. “Al” Alford; her daughter, Leslie Ann Alford; son, Steven and wife Becky Alford; and grandchildren, Rubin and Sydni Alford, all of Jacksonville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marilynn Ruth Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Sam Wayne Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Venice Dane Alford. Although they were not members of AAFA, they did correspond with us. Al was responsible for AAFA being aware of the book about his uncle Julius Edward “Fat” Alford and having a copy in our library: Gipson, Fred. Cowhand: The Story of a Working Cowboy. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1953.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Venice Dane “Al” 1929 TX1, James Lawrence 1899 OK2, Edward Julius 1869 AR3, Erasmus Cade 1842 GA4, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA5, Lodwick 1775 NC6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MARION LEE HALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 12 March 2012

 

 

            Halford Sr., Marion Lee—Died March 10, 2012 at age 92. Born to Marion Lafayette and Margaret Edmiston Halford on June 2, 1919 at the family farm in the Buckingham area of Richardson.

            Preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Betsy; his brother, John, and his sisters, Mary and Catherine.

            Graduated from Richardson High School in 1936. Received civil engineering degree from Southern Methodist University in 1942. Upon graduation, was commissioned as US Navy officer, serving during World War II in the Seabees, building air fields from islands in the South Pacific to Okinawa. Following the war, returned to Richardson, building his first home on Spring Valley Road and joining the consulting engineering firm, Forrest and Cotton, where he was project engineer for the Trinity Industrial District and Industrial Properties Corporation, beginning a long association and friendship with John Stemmons. Joined Industrial Properties Corporation in 1966, retiring as president in 1990.

            Among his community activities was service as a board member and chairman of the board of managers of Parkland Hospital; director of Dallas Chamber of Commerce; State Fair of Texas and Southwestern Medical Foundation. Long-time member of Rotary Club. Always an advocate for civil engineering school at SMU. Enjoyed traveling, visiting all seven continents.

            Survived by son, Lee Halford, Jr., and his wife, Betsy, of Dallas; and daughter, Mary Margaret Bivings, and her husband, Bert, of Peachtree City, Georgia; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            The family thanks Karen McKenzie and Carol Miller, Lee’s long-time caregivers. Funeral celebrating Lee’s life at 10:00a, Tuesday, March 13, at First Presbyterian Church, 319 LaSalle, Richardson, followed by burial at Restland. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to School of Civil Engineering, SMU, P.O. Box 750365, Dallas, TX 75275-0365; Children’s Medical Center Foundation, 2777 Stemm-ons Freeway, #700, Dallas, TX 75207; First Presbyterian Church, 319 LaSalle, Richardson, TX 75081; or the charity of your choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” Thomas Halford, in this compilation.

 

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MARIWYNN ALFORD WATSON

AAFA #0127

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 20 October 2006

 

            Wynn Watson, widow of Russel Watson, Jr., died on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006. Services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at Christ Episcopal Church at 2 p.m., followed by interment at Rose Hill Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Lloyd James Funeral Home.

            Wynn Watson was born in Paris [Lamar Co.], Texas, on June 14, 1928, to Jess and Lucille Rayford Alford. She attended Camp Waldemar as a Tejas, was a Duchess in the Rose Festival in 1949, and attended Hollins College in Virginia, graduating with a degree in Fine Art. She married Russel Watson Jr. in 1950.

            Quiet and soft-spoken, Wynn Watson was remarkably insightful and was never wrong about anything important. Though her appetite for food had diminished in recent years, she remained hungry for learning and new information. When visitors arrived, she always patted the cushion beside her as an invitation for them to sit and talk and tell her what they were thinking about. She was a good listener. When the house was still, she always had several books at her side.

            Wynn Watson helped found the Tyler Museum of Art and served as a member and president of the museum’s Board of Trustees. She also helped found the East Texas Crisis Center, serving as a board member for several years. In the early 1970s, she hosted transcendental meditation classes at the very same time she was a member of the Junior League of Tyler. A member of Christ Episcopal Church, Mrs. Watson also served in the Altar Guild of Christ Church and was a member of the Episcopal Church Women. She was a volunteer at PATH and was a member of the Tyler Junior Garden Club. For many years, she and her husband, Russel, hosted the Thursday Night Social Club, a gathering that often provided rich stories about our community.

            Wynn Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Russel Watson Jr. She is survived by her brother, Jess B. Alford, Jr.; by her son, Russel Breckenridge Watson III, his wife Dr. Linda Watson, DVM, and sons Russel Breckenridge Watson IV and Joseph Collier Watson; by her son, Matthew Alford Watson, his wife Judge Judith Guthrie and daughters, Katherine Lucille Watson and Mary Larkin Watson; by her daughter, Larkin Watson Forman and her husband Richard Forman; by her son, William Rayford Collier Watson, his wife Deborah McKeever Watson; and by an abundant group of nieces and nephews.

            Honorary pallbearers are George Oge, Stuart Hunt, Jack Russell, Dr. Harold Cameron, James McCain, Tommy Swann and J.C. Wynne. Pallbearers are James Wynne, Jeff Alford III, Ron Gleason, Paul Godwin, Crews Fry, Stephen Bentley and Chris Abraham.

            The family will receive friends at 423 South Chilton on Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tyler Museum of Art; PATH; East Texas Crisis Center or Christ Episcopal Church.

 

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MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Wednesday, 18 October 2006

 

WOMAN KILLED BY TYLER HOUSE FIRE

 

            An early Wednesday morning fire claimed the life of a 78-year-old Tyler woman who apparently became overcome with smoke when she was trying to escape her home in the Manor Place subdivision.

            Mariwynn Watson was found dead in her home at 515 Buckingham Place around 10 a.m. Wednesday, said Capt. Jeff Akin, Tyler Fire Department public information officer.

            Akin said Ms. Watson’s maid showed up Wednesday morning and could not get the front door of the residence open.

            “The maid called the woman’s son and he was able to push the door open, where he found his mother’s body blocking the doorway,” he said.

            Akin said the man called for an ambulance for the woman, and Tyler firefighters also were dispatched as part of procedure.

            “When the first fire unit arrived, they could smell the smoke and saw where the fire had damaged the living room area of the home,” he said.

            As family members consoled each other on the quiet street, investigators searched for clues to what may have started the fire.

            Akin said the woman apparently attempted to extinguish the fire, but was burned in the process; when she finally tried to exit, the smoke had overcome her.

            Akin said the fire had extinguished itself during the early morning hours because the home was “so airtight it smothered the flames.”

            However, heavy smoke filled the home. “She tried to put it out, but the smoke was too much for her,” he said. “It only takes one good breath of smoke to overcome a person.”

            Akin said firefighters were not alerted to the fire until the woman’s body was found.

            “This doesn’t happen often, but the fire smothered itself and there were no visible signs outside the home that there was a fire,” he said.

            The Wednesday morning blaze was the city’s first fatal fire of the year...

            The woman’s body was sent to the Southeast Texas Forensic Center in Tyler for an autopsy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mariwynn 1928 TX1, Jesse Burks 1895 TX2, Egbert Benson 1858 AL3, John Rogers 1810 GA4, Kinchen 1779 NC5, James 1740 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARJORIE ALVORD FARR

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 25 October 1996

 

ATHENS—Services for Marjorie Alvord Farr, 72, Athens, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Gregg Wafford officiating under direction of Foster & Brown Funeral Home, Athens.

            Mrs. Farr died Oct. 23 at her residence.

            She was born March 19, 1924, in Worchester, Mass., to the late Charles and Elizabeth Howell Alvord. She graduated from University of New Hampshire in 1946, was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Ben Farr, Athens; son, Blair Farr, Edmond, Okla.; brother James Alvord, Shrewsbury, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie Farr (SS# issued in NH), last residence Athens, Henderson Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her ALVORD lineage (from several RootsWeb Family Trees): Marjorie 1924 MA1, Charles Clinton 1896 MA2, Clinton 1865 MA3, Daniel Wells 1816 MA4, Elijah 1777 MA5, Caleb 1751 MA6, Elijah 1719 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MARJORIE CONWAY ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Sunday, 29 February 2004

 

 

            Marjorie Alford age 81, died Wednesday, February 25, 2004, was born May 15, 1922, in San Antonio, the second daughter of John and Clara Mae Conway. She graduated from Brackenridge High School and then entered Daniel Baker College, where she met her future husband, Frank Alford. She married Lieutenant Alford on July 29, 1943, and started an extended career of homemaking in transit. During his combat months as a B-17 bomber pilot in Europe, she stayed with her parents in San Antonio, where their son, Ben was born. Following her husband’s combat duty, Marjorie and Ben, Sue and Laura, the full family, went through many years of relocations around the USA and the world, always exciting, and seldom dull. Among those years she graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, some graduate schooling at USC in California, teaching English in the Edwards High School, Edwards AFB, editing travel books for the American Automobile Association in Washington, DC, and observing a Titan III Space launch or two at Vanderburgh AFB, California. She and her husband, Frank, retired to home town, San Antonio, and to 1 Towers Park Lane, where life has been a delightful home-again.

            Marjorie is survived by her husband, Col. Frank Alford, (Ret); son, Col. Ben Alford (Ret) and his wife, Theresa, San Antonio, TX; daughters, Sue Alford, Washington, DC, Col. Laura Counts (Ret), Denver; granddaughters, Dr. Katherine Fowler, Athens, GA, and Molly Alford, Sarah Smith and Emily Smith, San Antonio, TX.

            Memorial service Monday 1:00 p.m. The Towers Park Lane. Interment in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery will be at a later date. Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank Benjamin Alford Jr., in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARJORIE POWELLL ALFORD

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—Sunday, 7 January 1996

 

ODESSA—Marjorie Alford, 70, a homemaker, died Friday, Jan. 5, 1996, at Medical Center Hospital.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Sutton officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by Martinez Funeral Home.

            She was born in Austin and lived in Odessa for 45 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

            Survivors: Sons, Alvin Ray Alford, Donald Alford and Jackie Alford, all of Odessa; daughter, Mollie Alford of Fort Worth; and brother, Mitchell Powell of Houston.

 

Photo from Rose Hill Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ladonna Greer Collett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 3 Dec 1925, last residence not listed.

            Her husband, Hardy Alford Sr., and sons Hardy Alford Jr. and Johnny Joe Alford are both buried in Rose Hill Cemetery [Find A Grave].

            From TX Births: Hardy Alford Jr., born 25 March 1944 in Harris Co., was the son of Hardy Alford and Marjorie Powell.

 

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MARK K. ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 12 July 1994

 

            Alford, Mark, 36, of Austin died Sunday. Services 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Martin’s Lutheran Church. Burial Round Mountain Cemetery, Round Mountain. (Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks).

 

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Photo from Round Mountain Cemetery, Round Mountain, Blanco Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Alan Drennan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mark K. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 Feb 1958, last residence Austin, Travis Co., TX.

 

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MARSHA MAE OVERCASH ALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Monday, 18 February 2008

 

 

            Marsha M. Alford of San Antonio, TX, age 58 passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008. She loved her family and friends and was a loving, selfless woman. Her strength was an inspiration to all who met her and knew her.

            Marsha is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, David Alford; children, Bill Alford and wife Lindsay, Bobby Alford and wife Marcie and their son, Holden, David Alford and wife Leslie and their son, Samuel, and Wendy Yeazel and husband Lee; parents, Ed and Lenore Overcash; sisters, Sharon Howell, Gayle Peterson and husband Gary; sister-in-law, Diana Byers; special friend, Deborah Redington and several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends at Porter Loring North on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Service Thursday February 21, 2008 10:00 A.M. Porter Loring North Chapel.... Interment will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers are the students that she taught at home....

 

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 Marsha Mae Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 25 Sept 1949, last residence San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX.

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

 

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MARSHALL C. “AL” ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Wednesday, 30 June 2004

 

            Marshall C. “Al” “Baldy” Alford, 64, of Amarillo died Monday, June 28, 2004.

            Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Gazebo on the Amarillo College Washington Street Campus. Arrangements are by Rector Funeral Home, 2800 S. Osage St.

            Mr. Alford was born in Mississippi. He served in the Air Force during Vietnam and was stationed at the Amarillo Air Base. He owned Al’s Auto Service. He married Virginia “Jenny” Young in 1960 in Amarillo.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Little Al Alford in 1961.

            Survivors include his wife; three sons, Carl Alford, Cal Alford and wife, Becky, and David Alford; his stepfather and stepmother, G.E. and Daisy Fritzke; a number of brothers and sisters; two grandchildren; and three great-granddaughters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marshall C. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 26 March 1940, last residence Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Melvin Alford Sr., and his stepmother, Pearl Elizabeth Vess Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; his mother, Dorothy Murrae Davis Alford Fritzke, and sister Melrae Alford Leubner in Oregon Obituaries; and his half-brother Melvin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            His Fritzke stepparents listed in the obituary are Gerald Fritzke, second husband of his mother, and a wife he married after Marshall’s mother’s death in 1991.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            His lineage: Marshall C. 1940 MS1, Melvin 1913 MS2, Johnny Lee 1890 MS3, John H. 1868 AL4, S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

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MARSHALL EDWARD ALFORD

AAFA #0173

Brother of Jimmie Joe Alford, AAFA #0202

 

BROWNSVILLE HERALD

Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX—Sunday, 4 July 2010

 

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            Marshall Edward Alford was born on January 25, 1930 to Buster and Daisy Alford in Waco [McLennan Co.], Texas. He passed away on June 24, 2010.

            Marshall was a 1948 graduate of Brownsville High School where he excelled in football, basketball, and track. He was All District and Honorable Mention All State in football, playing quarterback and fullback.

            He is still remembered for his booming left-footed punts that would sail over the lights at old Tucker Field. He earned a football scholarship to Baylor University and was a member of the team that played in the Orange Bowl in 1952. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and then went on to attend Southwestern Theological Seminary. Marshall later earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration at East Texas State University.

            His entire career as dedicated to education as he was an accomplished teacher and counselor. He was a teacher/coach in the Mesquite Independent School District for several years and later in the Dallas School District. In 1967 he went to work as a career counselor at El Centro, one of the Colleges in the Dallas Community College System.

            He retired in 1989 due to a severe liver ailment. He received a successful liver transplant in 1990.

            Marshall was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mesquite, where he was a teacher of the Faith and Life Sunday School Class. He had invited Jesus Christ into his heart as a teenager in Brownsville, Texas and was a committed Christian the remainder of this life. He loved to sing and was a member of the Golden Aires, a seniors singing group that is active in bringing music to various venues in the Dallas County area.

            Marshall is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sara; daughter, Melody McKee (David); son, Craig Alford (Jamie); grandchildren, Brooke Benefield (Brian); Zach McKee (Sara), Quinn McKee, Tanner Alford, Brantley Alford and great grandchildren, Allie Grace Benefield and Berkley Benefield.

            He is also survived by his brother, Jim Alford (Glenda) [AAFA #0202] and thirteen grandnieces grandnephews.

            Visitation of family and friends was held at Hew Hope Funeral Home between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday evening on June 28, 2010.

            Burial was at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 29, 2010 with a private family gathering.

            He is buried in Lee Cemetery in Seagoville, Texas.

            A Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 29 2010 in the First Presbyterian Church in Mesquite, Texas with Rev. Jim Sheppard officiating.

            Friends and family wore colorful attire to honor Marshall’s love of flowers. Many shared stores of Marshall’s influence on their lives.

            The arrangements were handled by New Hope Funeral Home, in Sunnyvale, Texas.

            To express thoughts and comments click on the New Hope guest book icon at www.hopefh.com.

 

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New Hope Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

Sunnyvale, Dallas Co., TX—_____ June 2010

 

            Marshall Edward Alford was born on January 25, 1930 to Buster and Daisy Alford in Waco [McLennan Co.], Texas. He passed away on June 24, 2010.

            Marshall is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sara; daughter, Melody McKee and husband David; son, Craig Alford and wife Jaime; grandchildren, Brooke Benefield and husband Brian; Zach McKee and wife Sarah, Quinn McKee, Tanner Alford, and Brantley Alford and great grandchildren, Allie Grace Benefield and Berkley Benefield. Also survived by brother, Jim Alford and wife Glenda and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Beginning in his youth, Marshall learned the values of hard work, determination, and effort. He achieved many honors during his high school years in Brownsville, TX. Excelling as an athlete, he lettered 2 years in Track, 3 years in Basketball, and 4 years in Football. He was selected as All District for 2 years and was also selected as Honorable Mention All State. High school coach Bob Martin, who also coached Tom Landry, was a role model and mentor throughout. Marshall’s football career continued after earning a 4 year scholarship to play football at Baylor University. A special ceremony held in October of 2007, honored members of the 1952 Baylor football team. Players were recognized for their outstanding season which earned them a trip to the Orange Bowl and each received an Official Orange Bowl ring. As a member of Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor Lettermen’s Association he and his wife have attended many homecomings, reunions and other special events at Baylor. Waco Hall, which also turned 80 this year, was where Marshall proposed to Sara. Their anniversary on June 30th represents 59 years of faithfulness and dedication to each other.

            Upon graduation, Marshall attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as well as East Texas State University where he earned his Masters of Education and completed many hours toward his Doctorate. His earliest career days were spent as pastor of Gober Baptist Church. The opportunity arose for the young Alford family to return to Mesquite. For the remaining years of his career he worked as teacher, coach, and counselor in MISD, DISD and DCCCD respectively.

            Despite Marshall’s dedication to nutrition and health he was stricken with liver disease in 1990. Faith in God and a team of outstanding physicians provided him with a new beginning. He was the 432nd recipient of a liver transplant at Baylor Hospital of Dallas. The Alford family is grateful for Dr. Goldstein and Dr. Klintmalm of the transplant team, as well as Dr. Polter, Dr. Muncy, Dr. Sklar, Dr. Williams, Dr. Godfrey and Dr. Stuart who provided exceptional medical attention in their various fields during the past 20 years. Because the family has been blessed in sharing additional years with Marshall, they wish to encourage others to become donors. As Marshall described the transplant in his own words, “It gave me a new life and outlook”. The past 20 years have been filled with numerous activities including grandchildren, great-grandchildren, worldly travels and the opportunity to touch more lives.

            As member of First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite, Marshall served as Deacon, sang in the choir, taught an adult Sunday School class, served as Director of the Goldenaires and regulary attended the Wednesday morning prayer group.

            Other hobbies included weight training, reading, writing and gardening. His long sleeved plaid shirt and hat became an icon of the neighborhood as he watered the flowers daily.

            Marshall, No. 23, All-Star, Captain, Dad, Daddy, Uncle Marshall, Granddaddy, Granddad are how he is known to his family and friends. No matter which name is chosen, gentleness, kindness, and a genuine sense of caring are words to describe him. Those who knew Marshall have truly been blessed by his presence. There is peace in knowing he is with Eternal Greatness.

            Celebration of life will be Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite, Texas with Rev. Jim Sheppard officiating. Please honor Marshall’s love of flowers by wearing colorful attire. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marshall Edward Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Mesquite, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Daisy Mae Wetzel Alford in this compilation.

            TX Births: Marshall Edward Alford was born 25 Jan 1930 in McLennan Co., parents Claris Marshall Alford and Daisy Mae Wetzel. Jimie Joe Alford was born in the same county on 4 Oct 1933 to Claris Marshell Alford and Daisy Fern Wetzel.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Marshall Edward TX1, Claris Marshall 1903 TX2, Marshall 1872 TX3, John Rankin 1834 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MARTHA ANN WHITE ALFORD

 

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Bowie Co., TX—_____ February 1903

 

            God knows how to deliver his children. Wednesday, February 4 Mrs. Martha Alford was found dead in bed, her eyes closed as if in sleep. About twenty-eight or thirty years ago she found the Methodist Church with her husband and two daughters and has remained in the church and lived a true Christian life from that time. She was sixty-seven years old and the mother of seven children, four of whom she has lost besides her husband. After her husband’s death Taylor Lee, her son-in-law, moved into her house to take care of her.

            Last year two Mormon Elders came there and Mr. Lee allowed them to Preach in the house until he and his whole family were converted and became full-blooded Mormons. They tried to get the old lady to join them but she was to strong a Christian to be led off into heathenism. Though they told that if she would join them and be baptized they would afterward lay hands on her head and she would receive the holy ghost and would prophesy and whatever she prophesied would come to pass, also that if she would be baptized for her husband who was dead it would save him.

            The good old woman would only reply: “I do not believe your docrine.” They could not humbug her. To show what kind of people they have beguiled and go into their church, they sent one of them down to the Creed Graveyard with the measure of the box. They lost it before he got their. A girl ask him if they were going to hold an inquest over Grandma; he said, ‘I guess so, if the Elders come.’ She told him it didn’t take Elders for that and asked who would hold the services at the grave. ‘If the Elders come they will, if not we won’t have any,’ he replied. About two o’clock they drove up to the graveyard with the corpse. They opened the coffin to let the people see her, then after a short while they closed and lowered it and had sang and prayed then the Elder said: ‘We have come together to pay our last respects to this woman who has lived a moral life’. Then he read the latter part the fifteenth chapter of first Corinthians and said a few words about the glory of the sun, moon and stars and then dropped everything that is pertaining to a funeral.’

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Photo from Creed Cemetery, Redwater, Bowie Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike White

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Leroy R. Alford; and daughter Martha Susann Alford Lee Bartlett in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA CATHERINE “MATTIE” ALFORD FINE

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

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 1 March 1933

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Mattie Catherine Fine, 77, resident of Granbury until moving here 11 years ago, will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Spelman-Secrest-Weiler Funeral Home with burial in the cemetery at Granbury. M.H. Moore and J.A. Dickey of Fort Worth, ministers of the Church of Christ, will officiate. Pallbearers will be George Fitzgerald of Cleburne and Herman Smith, Henry Zweifel, W.H. Findley, B.D. Langdale, and W.L. Dean.

            Mrs. Fine died Tuesday night at her home, 3217 Jennings Avenue. She is survived by two sons, Will E. Fine of Mission and Julian B. Fine of Fort Worth; two daughters, Misses Myrtle and Miriam Fine of Fort Worth, and a sister, Mrs. T.J. Carver of Rockdale.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings siblings Emma Francis Alford Carter, Hurst Justice Alford, 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 William Bluford Fine.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Martha Catherine 1856 AL1, John Redden 1820 SC2.

 

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MARTHA SUSAN ALFORD LEE BARTLETT

 

[Martha was born, died, and is buried in Texas, but we are also including her obituary in Utah Obituaries because she lived in UT.]

 

Photo posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Tim Schaeffer – used with permission

Tim’s wife is descended from Martha and her first husband, Taylor Lee

 

SALT LAKE TELEGRAM

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT—17 August 1932

 

SALT LAKER DIES ON TEXAS VISIT

 

            Mrs. Martha Susan Lee Bartlett, 72, of 132 West North Temple street, temple worker of the L.D.S. church and active in church genealogical work, died in Kelsey, Texas, of heart trouble Saturday while visiting relatives, according to word received here Wednesday.

            Mrs. Bartlett was born in New Boston, Texas, and had lived in Salt Lake for the past 16 years. With her when she died was her son, Robert E. Lee, also of Salt Lake.

            Surviving besides her husband, William J. Bartlett, are three daughters, Rosa C. Lee and Mrs. Verzilla Nichols of Salt Lake, and Mrs. Lora McKnight of Seattle; three sons, Robert and Cator N. Lee of Salt Lake, and W.L. Lee of Aberdeen, Idaho; a brother, John Alford of New Boston, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Janie Bonham of Redwater, Texas. Twenty-eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services and burial were in her native city.

 

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Photo from Kelsey Cemetery, Kelsey, Upshur Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Esther Linton

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her parents, Leroy R. Alford and Martha Ann White Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            From her death certificate [FamilySearch.org]: Martha S. Lee Bartlett died 13 Aug 1932 in Upshur Co., TX. Her date of birth was unknown by the informant, Robert E. Lee [her son]. Her father was Leroy Alford, and her mother’s maiden name was White. She was buried in Upshur Co., TX.

            In 1860 Martha S. Alford, age 6 months b. TX, is living with her parents and siblings in Boston, Bowie Co., TX.

            In 1870 Martha S. Alford, age 9 b. TX, is living with her parents and siblings in Boston, Bowie Co., TX. This was the only Alford family in Bowie Co.

            Martha’s gravestone says she was born 23 Oct 1859. Also posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Mike White:

 

She married 1st to Taylor Lee, on Nov 28, 1877, in Old Boston, Bowie County TX. Taylor died in Salt Lake City UT in 1919. She then married a William Joseph Bartlett, on Sep 20, 1922, in Salt Lake City UT. He was the son of Joseph & Sarah [Castle] Bartlett. They had no children, he had 9 children from his 1st marriage, and he had a 2nd marriage, with no known children. Joseph is buried at Ogden Cemetery in Weber Co UT. Taylor & Martha had 11 known children.

 

            Her lineage: Martha Susan 1859 TX1, Leroy 1826 LA2.

 

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MARTIN EUGENE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—25 May 1973

 

ENNIS [Ellis Co.], Texas—Martin E. Alford, 73, a retired Southern Pacific Railroad engineer, died here Thursday [May 24]. He was a resident of Ennis for 41 years.

            A native of Sommerville, Texas, Martin was an employe of Southern Pacific for 41 years before he retired.

            Alford, a World War I Army veteran, was a member of the First United Methodist church, Ennis Masonic Lodge No. 369, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Keever Chapel. Burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery.

            Martin is survived by his wife, Blanche, one daughter and one grandson.

 

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Photo from Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stone Searcher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martin E. Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) was born 3 Aug 1899, last residence not listed.

 

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MAURINE “SANDY” ALFRED

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—13 April 2012

 

Maurine “Sandy” Alfred (1942 - 2012)

 

            Maurine “Sandy” Alfred, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday in Lucas Funeral Home Chapel, 137 E. Hill St., Keller.

            Survivors: Husband, Larry Alfred; sons, Randy Dale Alfred and Kerry Dan Alfred; and extended family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate provides his middle name. It says he was born 3 Aug 1899 in Sommerville, TX. His parents are identified as Walter R. Alford and Emilie C. Martin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Martin Eugene 1899 TX1, Walter R. 1866 TX2, Rufus Lafonzo TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARVIN N. ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 19 February 1991

 

            Alford, Marvin N., 63, of Kyle died Sunday [February 17]. Services 1:30 p.m. today, Hyltin-Manor Funeral Home. Burial Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin N. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 31 Dec 1927, last residence Kyle, Hays Co., TX.

            TX Marriages: Marvin N. Alford, age 44, married Bonnie F. Roberts, age 42, on 16 June 1972 in Rockwall Co., TX.

 

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MARVIN THOMAS ALFORD

 

Obituaries from Navarro County, Texas

Source not named, but probably:

DAILY SUN

Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX—_____ December 2001

 

            Marvin Thomas Alford, 65, of Corsicana [Navarro Co., TX] passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2001 in Corsicana....

            Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel.... Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

            He was born March 26, 1936 in Navarro County and was a laborer.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. and Annie Mae Hamilton Alford; sister, Patty Ann Alford and son, Tommy Joe Alford.

            He is survived by his son, David Alford of Corsicana; daughters, Elisa Alford of Dallas and Linda Herring of Kaufman; sisters, Libby Ann Clevinger of Whitney, Rudy Mae Covey of Kemp, Doris Denell Kirk of Dallas, Dorothy Jean Meekins of Tyler and Barbara Sue Pelts of Ariz.; brothers, William G. Jolly Jr. of Arlington and William Earl Miller of Dallas; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marvin T. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX.

            TX Births: 4 children were born to Marvin Thomas Alford and Marjorie Nell Duke from 1954–1961: David, Linda, Tommy, Elisa.

            TX Divorces: Marvin T. and Marjorie N. Alford, married 22 Feb 1952, divorced 20 Apr 1973 in Ellis Co.

            TX Marriages: Marvin T. Alford, age 37, married Dianna A. Truett, age 25, on15 Dec 1973 in Dallas Co.

            TX Divorces: Marvin T. and Dianna A. Alford were divorced 29 Oct 1974 in Dallas Co.

 

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MARY ETTA FLOWERS ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—30 August 2012

 

 

            Mary Alford passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. Celebration of life: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at Greater Antioch Baptist Church, the Rev. Charles Williams, pastor. Interment: Cedar Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, with the family present 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

            Survivors: Left with precious memories, children, Ernest Alford Jr., Gary Alford, Vikki Amie (Edward), Greg Alford (Latisha); 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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MARY ALMA ALFORD WEATHERFORD

Aunt of Doris Orlean Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303

 

THE OPTIC-HERALD

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., TX—10 May 1929

 

            Mrs. Carl Weatherford died at her home in Mt. Vernon Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock after a long illness and in her death the home lost a faithful wife, eight children a devoted mother, and mother, brothers and sisters a dear one whose life was the center from which radiated self sacrificing deeds and only kindness and love. She was a true and Godly woman and her good influence will live on many years after her.

            Alma Alford was a daughter of the late George W. Alford and was born and reared in Franklin County; she was born November 2, 1890; married Carl Weatherford July 14, 1906; the mother of eight children, only one of whom is married.

            She had been a member of the Methodist Church for seventeen years and was always a consistent and devoted follower of her Savior. Bro. T.H. Morris, her pastor, paid a fitting tribute to her life and character at the ser4vices which were held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon....

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary Alma Alford was the daughter of George Washington Alford and Mary Henretta “Mollie” Warren.

            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: Mary Alma 1890 TX1, George Washington 1855 AL2, John Madison 1826 GA3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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MARY ANN HALLFORD LANCASTER

 

Photo from Mount Olive Cemetery, Big Spring, Howard Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

 

DAILY NEWS

Snyder, Scurry Co., TX—Thursday, 27 May 2004

 

BIG SPRING—Mary Ann Lancaster, the sister of Nelson Hallford of Snyder, died on Tuesday, May 25, in Midland Memorial Hospital.

            A funeral service for Mrs. Lancaster, 72, will be held on Friday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Burial follows in the Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

            Born on May 3, 1933, in Big Spring, she was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and had worked as a waitress and for Nurses Unlimited for 12 years.

            Survivors include her husband, Ted Lancaster of Big Spring; a son, Carl Lancaster of Big Spring; three daughters, Vernie Jaeger and Janet Parnell, both of Prescott, Arizona, and Elaine West of LaPorte; five sisters, Jean Armstrong of Sand Springs, Flo Hoffman of Vanderbilt, Carolyn Howerton and Ruth Miller of Roswell, New Mexico, and Irene Hallford of Fayetteville, North Carolina; two other brothers, Bill Hallford of Big Spring and Hoyt Hallford of Norman, Oklahoma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Mary A. Lancaster (SS# issued in TX) but list her death date as 26 May 2004, last residence Big Spring, Howard Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Hoyt Hicks Hallford and Gertrude May Johnson Hallford, in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see The World of the Past, a FamilyTreeMaker Online genealogy by Susan K. Couch, granddaughter of Hoyt and Gertrude Hallford.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Mary Ann 1933 TX1, Hoyt Hicks 1905 TX2, Soloman Hoyt 1875 MO3, Alfred H. 1955 MO4, William 1815 TN5.

 

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MARY BELL HOSEA ALFORD

Grandmother of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

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Photo from AAFA Photos

Benjamin Allen Alford, born February 25, 1865, Texas and Mary Belle Hosea Alford

 

BROWNWOOD BULLETIN

Brownwood, Brown Co., TX—Tuesday, 8 November 1955

 

            Mrs. Mary Bell Alford, 1505 Melwood, died in a local nursing home 10:25 p.m. Monday [November 7].

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of London-Burton Funeral Home with John Stephens of Abilene Christian College, Frank Lilly, minister of Sixth Street Church of Christ, and Herbert Newman, Minister of Austin Avenue Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Greenleaf Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Aug. 5, 1870, at Giddings. She had been a resident of Brownwood since 1905.

            She is survived by six sons, Jess L. and Charles M. Alford of Brownwood, P.B. and A.E. Alford of Abilene, G.T. Alford of Carbon, and W.A. Alford of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Hitchcock and Mrs. R.H. Shores, both of Brownwood; 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from AAFA Photos

Back row: Esther/Ether Hilton Alford (wife of George Thomas), Asa Evander Alford, Richard Harris Shores (Husband of Eula Frances), Eula Frances Alford Shores, William Allen Alford, Preston Benjamin Alford, Center: Charles Monroe Alford, Front row: George Thomas Alford, Benjamin Allen Alford, Retha Mae Alford, Mary Belle Alford, Jesse Leroy Alford

 

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The gravestone of her husband, Benjamin Allen Alford

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Teague

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Asa Evander Alford, 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.

            Her husband’s lineage: Benjamin Allen 1865 TX1, Thomas 1806 GA2, Baldy 1784 NC3, Isham 1755 NC4.

 

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MARY BLANCHE ALFORD BREWTON

Sister of Robert Burns Alford, AAFA #0207

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 2 January 2000

 

MINERAL WELLS [Palo Pinto Co.]—Mary Blanche Brewton, 86, a homemaker, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, in Mineral Wells.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Visitation: 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner.

            Mary Blanche Brewton was born Aug. 13, 1913, in Belton. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Mineral Wells.

            Survivors: Sons, Woodrow Brewton Jr., James R. Brewton, Bill Brewton; brother, Bob Alford; sister, Minnie Lee Harris; grandchildren, Kenneth, Greg, Beth, Shelby and Kearby; great-grandchildren, Whitney, Casey, Maelyn, Harrison and Max; and numerous nieces; and nephews.

            Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Mineral Wells, (940) 325-4422.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary B. Brewton (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituaries of her brothers Robert Burns Alford and Wilson Ray Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Blanche 1913 TX1, James Burns 1890 TN2, Charles A. 1868 TN3, James Madden 1832 TN4, Isaac W. 1805 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MARY CAROLYN GIBBS ALFORD

Wife of Herbert Hoover Alford, AAFA #0205

 

Photo from 2004 First United Methodist Church

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—8 March 2012

 

October 20, 1930–March 6, 2012

 

            Carolyn Gibbs Alford, 81, passed away on March 6, 2012, in her home in Bryan, Texas, surrounded by family and friends.

            Visitation will take place at Hillier Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012. Graveside services will be held in Bryan City Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday March 9, 2012. A celebration of Carolyn’s life will begin at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Bryan with Rev. Rick Sitton, Pastor, officiating.

            Carolyn was born to Will K and Annie Lemmon Gibbs on October 20, 1930, in Bryan. She graduated from Baylor University in 1951 and completed graduate work at TAMU. She was a beloved 5th grade teacher in the Bryan Independent School System for 30 years.

            She was a friend and mentor to a wide circle of co-workers. Carolyn was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and a life member of both TSTA and TRTA. She served on the Bryan Library Board, belonged to Friends of the Library, Bush Library Associates, and the Brazos Historic Society.

            She was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church. She served several terms on the board of directors, taught in both the elementary and adult Sunday school divisions and belonged to the Neighborly Class.

            Carolyn is survived by her three children and their spouses, Cindy Alford and James Martin of Penasco, N.M., Bill and Edna Alford of Wellborn, and Alisa Alford Ricca and Drew Ricca of Bryan; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Alex and Christina Alford, Lindsey Ott, Drew and Paige Alford, Phyllis French, ReAnna and Ryan Carr, Doug and Kara French, William French and Michael Ott; and eight great-grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to the First United Methodist Church, Hospice Brazos Valley or the Bubba Moore Memorial Group.

            Please view, sign, and share memories at www.hillierfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Lamberth Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Herbert Hoover Alford, in this compilation.

            TX Births lists Mary Carolyn Gibbs, born 20 Oct 1930 in Brazos Co., to William Keiller Gibbs and Annie Willis Lemmon.

 

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MARY CATHERINE “KATE” MCKAY ALFORD COALSON

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ June 1909

 

            Mrs. M.K. Coalson was born in Crystal Springs, Miss., Dec. 28th, 1857. Her maiden name was Alford. She was married to V.L. Coalson July 10th, 1883, joined the Presbyterian church in 1874 and lived a faithful Christian life. She was loved by all who knew her. She died June 18th, 1909. She said the only regret she had in dying was the leaving of her aged husband and five children.

            Mrs. Coalson was laid to rest in the Bethesda cemetery [Parker Co.] in the afternoon of July 18th surrounded by many friends. The funeral was conducted by the writer [N.G. Bailey]....

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records show that she was born 26 Dec 1857 in Copiah Co., MS. She married Vines Lindsey Coalson in Copiah Co.

            Her parents were John McKay Alford and Elizabeth Catherine McKay, was the daughter of John McKay and Catherine Alford (daughter of Sion Alford & Clarky McTyer and granddaughter of Jacob Alford & Mary Pace.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her paternal lineage: Mary Catherine McKay 1857 MS1, John McKay 1821 NC2, Jacob 1789 NC3, James 1764 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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MARY CATHERINE KEELING ALFORD ROOSE

 

Photo from Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 3 February 1957

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Mary C. Roose, 71, former Dallas resident who died Friday in an Abilene hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Prewitt Funeral Chapel, 1810 South Denley.

            A native of West Virginia, Mrs. Roose had lived in Dallas for 35 years before being hospitalized in Abilene two years ago. She was the widow of the late Louis Roose, a member of the Dallas Fire Department for 25 years.

            Mrs. Roose is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Opal Pulsifer of Rochester, N.Y.; four sons, Odell Alford and John R. Alford, both of Abilene, Gillis Alford of Alaska and Price A. Alford of Dallas and two brothers, Bruton Keeling and Cam Keeling, both of Virginia.

            The Rev. John Shanks, assistant pastor of the Cliff Temple Baptist Church, will conduct funeral services. Graveside services at Laurel Land Memorial Park will be conducted by Dallas Rebekah Lodge No. 80, of which Mrs. Roose was a member.

            Pallbearers will be Edward H. Clapp, C.H. Archer, V.E. Alexander, George Scott, O. Mac Baker and Harlan Dunlap.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, John Robert Alford Sr.; and sons Gillis Liniel Alford and John Robert Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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MARY E. “MOLLIE” CLARK HALFORD

 

Photo from Margaritte Clark Robinson’s Clark Family Tree (Ancestry.com) - used with permission

 

Source unknown, but probably:

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 17 September 1970

 

            Mrs. Mollie Halford, 97, of Houston, died in Jacinto City [Harris Co.] Sunday morning [September 13].

            Mrs. Halford had lived in Houston the last 30 years. Prior to moving to Houston, she lived in Latexo [Houston Co.], and was a member of the Latexo Baptist Church.

            Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Latexo Baptist Church, with Rev. Phifer officiating. Burial was in the Latexo Cemetery.

            Survivors include a son, Guy Halford of Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters, Mrs. Meadie Jones of Latexo, Mrs. Myrtle Westbrook of Crockett and Mrs. Willie Lee Jones of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Louise Miller of Pensacola, Fla.; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.

            Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Latexo Cemetery, Latexo, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Hoch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mollie Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 Oct 1870 [different than gravestone and death certificate and apparently incorrect] and died _____ Sept 1970, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Mollie Halford, widowed, was born 30 Nov 1872 in Waco, McLennan Co., TX, the daughter of Phillip Clark and Savannah Parrish.

            From FamilySearch Texas Marriages: E.D. Halford married Mollie Clark on 15 Oct 1896 in McLennan Co., TX.

            She is listed as Mary on the 1880 and 1900 censuses. In 1920 she is M.E. Halford, divorced. In 1930 she is Mollie, widowed.

            Ancestry family trees list her husband as Edward D. Halford, 1870–1913, the son of James Bradley Halford and Mary Jane Langley.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD COLEMAN

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 24 September 2012

 

 

             In celebration of the life of Mary Alford Coleman a Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at University Park United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M officiated by Reverend Matt Gaston and Dr. Rebecca Frank. Mary passed away quietly on Friday, September 21, 2012.

            She was born to Maude Elizabeth Woodyard and Egbert Benson Alford in Henderson, Texas on February 4, 1924, where she cherished her large extended family. She attended Hockaday School in Dallas before attending the University of Texas where she graduated with a degree in Business. She met the love of her life, Gabe Coleman, on a blind date to the Texas A & M football game. While he finished his medical training they lived in Galveston, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Iowa City, Iowa. Together they raised three children in San Angelo, Texas.

            Preceded in death by her husband, she is survived by her children Robert Benson Coleman of Midland, Texas, Mary Maude Coleman Tabor and her husband Mike of Dallas, and Thomas Gabriel Coleman, Jr. and his wife Lynne also of Dallas. She adored her grandchildren David Benson Tabor and his wife Jenny, Mary Elizabeth Tabor Vest and her husband Johnathan, Gabriel Benson Coleman, Caroline Virginia Coleman Brown and her husband Robin, Benson Marshall Coleman and Gabriel Thomas Coleman. However, the jewels in her crown are her six precious great grandchildren Kate and William Tabor, Jon Harper and Virginia Vest, and Sonny and Coleman Brown.

            Her life was also filled with loving cousins, aunts, uncles and dear friends. Mary lived in San Angelo, Texas with her family for many years where she was a volunteer for the Shannon Hospital Auxiliary Group and attended First United Methodist Church of San Angelo. Mary and Gabe loved spending time with their bridge group and traveling.

            After Gabe’s death, Mary moved to Dallas to be closer to her family. She attended University Park United Methodist church and enjoyed her time within the Edgemere community. While at the University of Texas, Mary was a Chi Omega and continued to be involved with the alum groups in both San Angelo and Dallas. After moving to Dallas she was able to reunite with many of her Chi Omega sisters.

            Mary’s family is grateful for the exceptional love and compassion given to her by the nurses and staff of the Plaza at Edgemere. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 2:30 P.M. at Lakewood Cemetery in Henderson, Texas officiated by Reverend David Luckert. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to University Park United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Sparkman Hillcrest and Crawford.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Henry Osborne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Maude Elizabeth Woodyard Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Elizabeth 1924 TX1, Egbert Benson 1899 TX2, Egbert Benson 1858 AL3, John Rogers 1810 GA4, Kinchen 1779 NC5, James 1740 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH “BETSY” THOMAS HALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 10 November 2003

 

            Halford, Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Thomas. Died Friday, November 7, 2003.

            Daughter of Clarence and Mamie Thomas, Betsy was born in Richardson on May 19, 1919. Betsy graduated from Richardson High School in 1936; from Texas State College for Women [n/k/a Texas Woman’s University] in 1940; and earned a master’s degree from Southern Methodist University in 1959. She was a teacher and a consultant for Richardson Independent School District until retiring in 1972. Betsy was a member of Park Cities Presbyterian Church and its Agape Class.

            Betsy is survived by her husband of 59 years, Lee; daughter-in-law and son, Betsy and Lee Halford, Jr., of Dallas; son-in-law and daughter, Bert and Mary Margaret Bivings, of Peachtree City, GA; and six grandchildren: Lauren, Michael, Mark and Meg Halford; and Libby and Leslie Bivings.

            The family will receive friends from 4-6:00 PM on Sunday, November 9 at Restland Funeral Home. A memorial service celebrating Betsy’s life will be at 11:00 AM, Monday November 10, at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to Park Cities Presbyterian Church, 4311 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, TX 75219, or Southwestern Medical Foundation, 2305 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75201-7805, or the charity of your choice. Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary E. Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Richardson, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Marion Lee Halford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH “MIMI” SMITH ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 22 July 2009

 

            Mary E. “Mimi” Alford, 84, of Houston, passed away July 20, 2009.

            She is preceded in death by her husband: Wallace Alford, son: Gordon Tracy Alford and granddaughter: Felicia Alford and is survived by her children: David Harrison, Barry Alford, Becky Moore, Bertha Barrow, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, close friend and caregiver: Sharon Board.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Rosewood Funeral Home in Humble, where funeral services will be held 10 am Thursday, July 23, 2009 in the Chapel. Interment will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. Rosewood Funeral Homes.

FAG photo requested 3/30/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Apr 1925, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her ex-husband, Wallace Alford, in this compilation.

            TX Divorces lists the divorce of Wallace Alford and Mary E. Alford on 14 Sept 1979 in Harris Co., married 7 Sept 1952.

            Her middle and maiden names are from her memorial at Find A Grave.

 

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MARY ELSIE MAY LIDDELL ALFORD

Mother of Ramona Gwen Alford Darden, AAFA #0715

Stepmother of Jo Muriel Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 2 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

            Mary Elsie Alford, 83, born September 11, 1909, in Howard, LA, expired on December 1, 1992, following a lengthy and courageous illness with heart disease and emphysema. Preceded in death by husband, Raymond G. Alford. She was a charter member of Willow Meadows Baptist Church.

            Survivors, sister, Donna Lynn Barr; daughter, Ramona Gwen Darden and her husband Albert “Nick” Darden; son, William W. Liddell and his wife Rita May Liddell; step-daughter, JoMuriel Roberts and her husband C.O. “Bobby” Roberts; grandchildren, Karen Rimes, William W. Liddell, V, Stephen D. Liddell, Jennifer Lynn Jackson; great-grandchildren, Tanya Marie House, Jo Lynn Cefalu, William W. Liddell, VI, Laurie Marie Liddell, Courtney K. Liddell, Lyndsay Liddell, Kathleen Liddell, Christine M. Jackson, Julia K. Jackson; and a great-greatgrandson, Andrew Todd House, Jr.; sister-in-law, Eleanor May; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

            The family will receive friends at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, Westheimer at Dairy Ashford, on Wednesday evening from 7 00 until 9:00 P.M. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 3, 1992, at 11 30 A.M., in the funeral home chapel…. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Monte Rogers

 

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

            See the obituaries of her stepchildren Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts and Raymond Newton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Raymond Guy Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            Mary was the second wife of Raymond Guy Alford. She was first married to _____ Liddell.

            From TX Divorces: Raymond G. Alford and Mary E. Alford were divorced in Harris Co. on 5 May 1969, marriage date 12 Aug 1934.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Raymond Guy 1901 AL1, James Thomas 1894 AL2, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL3, Levin Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1787 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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MARY FAYE SPEAR WOMACK HALLFORD

 

TIMES RECORD NEWS

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—Thursday, 14 June 2001

 

HURST, [Tarrant Co.] TX—Mary Faye Womack Hallford, 86, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2001, in North Richland Hills.

            Graveside services were held on Friday in Crestview Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Lucas Funeral Home.

            Survivors include a son, Joe of North Richland Hills; a daughter, Janice McFall of Weatherford; two sisters, Lillie Kelly of Hugo, OK, and Eunice Costelo of Jay, OK; two brothers, James Spear and Bo Spear, both of Hugo, OK; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

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MARY FRANCES BOSWELL HALFORD

 

Photo from Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—9 November 2009

 

            Celebration of Life services for Frances Halford, 97, of Dallas and formerly of Lubbock, will be held at 1 p.m. today in Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Frances passed away on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Dallas.

            Mary Frances Halford was born on Feb.9, 1912 in Whitney, Texas to the late George and Clara (Lee) Boswell. She graduated from Whitney High School and attended Hill Country Jr. College. She married the love of her life, Howard Halford, in 1934 in Whitney, Texas. She was a longtime member of Skyline Baptist Church. Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and a daughter, Linda Kay Thompson.

            Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Clara Jones and husband Al, Sue Bailey, Gay Bennett and Julia Halford; sons, Chris Halford and wife Barbara and Bud Halford and wife Kay; son-in-law, Jerry Thompson; brothers, Ed Boswell and Joe Boswell; sister, Dell Bonds; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

            Please join us in celebrating Frances’ life by visiting her memorial at www.mem.com.

 

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

 

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MARY FRANCIS ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Tuesday, 24 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Mary Francis Alford, 110 of Silsbee [Hardin Co.] died Feb. 15 at Bur-Mont Nursing Home in Silsbee.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Bethel Baptist Church with burial in Kirby Cemetery under the direction of Coleman’s Funeral Home in Silsbee....

            A native of Woodville [Tyler Co.], she lived in Silsbee many years.

            Survivors include her niece, Corella Scott of Kountze; nine great-nieces; nine great-nephews; 13 great-great-nieces; 13 great-great nephews; seven great-great-great-nieces; and three great-great-great nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 Jan 1888, last residence Kountze, Hardin Co., TX, but her death date is listed there and in TX Deaths as Feb 20.

 

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MARY HENRIETTA “MOLLIE” WARREN ALFORD

Grandmother of Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303, James Arthur Alford, AAFA #0384, and Thelma Frieda Alford Harman, AAFA #0397

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 14 February 1942

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mollie, 544 North Phillips, aged 84, native of Mississippi, died Friday. Resident Dallas twenty years.

            Survived by five daughters, three sons, and a number of grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

            Arrangements pending. Guardian Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Bethel Cemetery, Cypress, Franklin Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C.R.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son John Martin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Washington 1855 AL1, John Madison 1826 GA2, John 1801 NC3.

 

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MARY JANE ALFORD GREEN

Great-Grandmother of Doris Nan Ross Johnston, AAFA #1050

 

Mary Jane Alford Green, about 1885

From Alford Family Photos, Doris Ross Johnston’s website, Our Texas Family

Used with permission

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BROWNFIELD NEWS

Brownfield, Terry Co., TX—_____ October 1921

 

            On Saturday morning [October 8] at 3 o’clock, the death angel called to the Father’s house Mrs. Mary Green, the mother of our beloved townsman, J.C. [James Calvin] Green.

            Grandmother Green was born in Washington County, Texas, Nov. 26, 1852, and was married in 1869 to J.M. Green. To this union was born nine children; six of which are now living. Mr. J.C. Green of city is the oldest of the children.

            Mrs. Green was converted in her young girlhood and joined the Methodist Church, from which time she lived a most beautiful and faithful Christian life. Thirteen months ago Grandmother Green came to live with her oldest son in Brownfield. Her sweet devoted Christian life has cheered the hearts of all of those who knew her. She always had a king word for everyone, as Mrs. Randal has often remarked: “She made everyone better who knew her. Her room where she stayed seemed to be the brightest spot anywhere, because of her cheerfulness.” In all of her affliction she never complained, resigning completely to the will of God, expressing the words again of the great Apostle, when he said: “For our light affliction which is but for the moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”

            Mrs. Green had a most wonderful memory. Even up to the last hour she spoke, she knew the folks by name who came to her bedside. If she ever met a person, she knew them by name after that....

            Funeral services were conducted at the family residence Saturday afternoon by Rev. J.E. Anderson, many friends of the family being in attendance to pay their last respects to this beloved woman who was a friend to everyone. Burial took place in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at 4 p.m.

 

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Brownfield Cemetery, Brownfield, Terry Co., TX

From Green Family, Doris Ross Johnston’s website, Our Texas Family

Used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary married John Marion Green on 26 Oct 1902 in Georgetown, Williamson Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Jane 1852 TX1, Hatch 1815 NC2, Isaac 1782 NC3, John 1747 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MARY JANE SCOTT 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—Friday, 1 August 1913

 

            Mrs. Mary Jane Alford, wife of H. Alford died at their home here Monday evening [July 28] at the age of 61y 11d. She was buried at Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery. Her maiden name was Scott and she was the sister of Bruce Alford [sic: Phillip Bruce Scott Jr.]. She married H. Alford in 1876 at Cooks Point, afterwards they moved to Caldwell. For many years, she was a member of Methodist church.

            Surviving are her husband and children, D.L., Robert, Ervin and Phillip Alford and Misses Inez and Lizzie Alford.

 

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Photo from Elizabeth Chapel Cemetery, Burleson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Houck

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Halcut Alford; and children Daniel Lee Alford Sr., Florence Inez Alford Surovik, Lizzie Evans Alford, and Richard Erwin Alford; and brother Dewitt C. Alford in this compilation.

            From Ancestry.com family trees and her Find A Grave memorial: Mary Jane was born 28 July 1852, the daughter of Phillip Bruce Scott Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Rice.

 

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MARY JUSTINE ALFORD MONROE

AAFA #0232

 

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Photo from AAFA records

 

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Victoria, Victoria Co., TX—Friday, 2 January 2009

 

MCALLEN—Mary “Justine” Alford Monroe, 92, of McAllen, formerly of Yorktown, passed from this life on the afternoon of Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, in Edinburg [Hidalgo Co.], surrounded by her family.

            Justine was born on Jan. 13, 1916, in Lyons [Burleson Co.], to Richard Ervin Alford and Sara E. Griffin Alford, who preceded her in death.

            She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Tommy Ewing Alford and James Ervin Alford; and a sister, Laurinda Youngbloom.

            She leaves behind a daughter, Marcia Ann Monroe Mann of Yorktown; a son, Robert “Buddy” and Karon Monroe of McAllen; and sister, Patsy Alford Statton of Caldwell.

            Her camping partner and loving husband of 50 years, James W. Monroe, preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1998. They were married on June 6, 1948.

            Her beloved grandchildren, “Cindy and Rick”, “Ricky and Laura”, “Tracey and Danny”, “Kris and Ana”, Jay, Chaz, Tanya, and Jimmy, and great-grandchildren, Chris, Courtney, Jeffrey, Caleb, Derek, Tyler, Kayce, Dara, Darla, Ethan, Carsyn, Aimsley, Kale, Hope, and Faith will miss her.

            After graduating from high school in San Marcos she attended Southwest Texas State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English, later returning to receive a Master’s of Education. She retired in 1976 after teaching school for 40 years.

            She was a member of the Eastern Star, Retired Teacher’s Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the United Methodist Church.

            Her interests were many and included teaching, reading, sewing, traveling, watching the Spurs, and all things simple and joyful. She loved her family and friends, and all of God’s creatures to whom she gave of herself with happiness.

            She was her daughter’s hero and her son’s best friend. She will be dearly missed.

            Services will be held at noon Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009 at Finch Funeral Chapel in Yorktown. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at Lockhart City Cemetery in Lockhart. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009.

            Pallbearers: Ricky Mann, Jay Luna, Chris Mann, James W. Monroe II, Jeffrey Taylor, and Caleb Taylor.

            Honorary pallbearers: Chaz Brashier, Kris Gilmore, Danny Blank, Rick Milliken, Derek Hoffpauir, Ethan Gilmore, and Kale Blank.

            Memorials contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.

            A special thanks to her girls: Karon, Jamie, Lydia, Debbie, and Cathy.

            Finch Funeral Chapel, Yorktown, 361-564-2277.

 

Photo from Lockhart Municipal Burial Park, Lockhart, Caldwell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna McClary

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, Richard Erwin Alford; and her half-sister Laurinda Alford Youngbloom in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Justine 1916 TX1, Richard Erwin 1886 TX2, Halcut 1854 TX3, Richard Erwin 1818 GA4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARY LEE ALFORD HARRIS

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—2 February 2012

 

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            Funeral services for Mary Lee Alford Harris were held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Forest Grove Christian Church with Pastor Jim Platt officiating. Graveside services followed in Forest Grove Cemetery.

            Mrs. Harris died Friday, Jan. 27, in Fort Worth.

            She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Milam County to Emery James and Annie (Matthews) Alford. Mrs. Harris was a graduate of Rockdale High School. After graduation, she moved to Fort Worth where she met and married Henry Alvin Harris on Sept. 2, 1949. Mrs. Harris retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. in 1981 after over 35 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alvin Harris on Feb. 12, 1979; a son, Kenneth D. Harris on Aug. 30, 1998; three brothers, Billy Alford, Emery Alford and Jack Alford; and three sisters, Lucille Young, Dixie Cleveland and Annie McKee.

            Survivors are a son, A. Ray Harris and wife Gale; a daughter, Linda Brown and husband Gary; a sister, Carrie Guthrie and husband Lamar; five grandchildren, Phillip Weiher, Stephanie Damron and husband Jeremy, Peyton Harris, Kristen Irving, Libby Harris; also, many nieces and nephews.

 

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STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 29 January 2012

 

FORT WORTH—Mary Lee Harris, 91, a loving mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Fort Worth.

            Graveside service: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Forest Grove Cemetery, Rockdale. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

            Mary was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Milam County. She retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in 1981.

            Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Alvin Harris; son, Kenneth D. Harris; brothers, Emery, Billy and Jack; and sisters, Lucille, Annie Mae and Dixie.

            Survivors: Son, A. Ray Harris and wife, Gale; daughter, Linda Brown and husband, Gary; grandchildren, Phillip, Stephanie, Peyton, Kristen and Libby; sister, Carrie Guthrie; and many nieces and nephews.

            Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd., 817-336-0584

            View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries.

FAG photo requested 7/15/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Lee 1920 TX1, Emery James 1899 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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MARY LEE CHANEY ALFORD HODNETT

AAFA #0224

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—13 June 2005

 

FORT WORTH—Mary Lee Alford Hodnett, 92, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully Friday evening, June 10, 2005, at her residence.

            Funeral: 10 a.m. Monday at the grave, with the Rev. Michael Wacshevski, associate minister of First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth, officiating. Burial: Following committal services, Mary Lee will be laid to rest next to her husband, Paul, in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: She lay in state from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Robertson Mueller Harper.

            Memorials: Dr. Hodnett’s family respectfully suggests that memorial contributions may be made in her name to First Presbyterian Church; or to a charity of choice.

            A native of Holden, Mo., Mary Lee Chaney was born June 27, 1912, the daughter of Walter Lee and Laura Myrtle James Chaney.

            She was married to Paul Joseph Alford, who died in 1953.

            Mary Lee graduated from high school in Warrensburg, Mo., and received her B.S. in English from Central Missouri State College.

            After moving to Fort Worth, she attended Texas Christian University, where she received an M.S. in art and later her Ph.D. from North Texas State University in psychology.

            Using her teaching skills, she taught art in the Fort Worth Public School District before moving to California to be an art professor and taught at San Jose State University.

            Instrumental in art therapy programs in Texas, Dr. Hodnett returned to Fort Worth to teach at the University of Texas at Arlington.

            In 1971, Mary Lee married Lin Sinclair Hodnett, who also preceded her in death.

            Survivors: Son, James P. Alford [AAFA #0115] and his partner, Marsha Mefferd of Ingram; daughter, Susan Alford Dickerson [AAFA #0475] and her husband, Dan of Anson; grandchildren, Julie Anne Harter, James Allan Alford, Charlie Dickerson and Sidney Dickerson Polk; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Chaney Atkins of Albuquerque, N.M.; and three nieces.

            Robertson Mueller Harper 1500 Eighth Ave., (817) 924-4233.

 

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Paul Julius Alford, age almost 17

From his U.S. Passport Application (Ancestry.com)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary L. Hodnett (SS# issued in MO), last residence Ingram, Kerr Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband’s paternal great-grandfather, Lodwick C. Pierce Alford, in this compilation.

            According to AAFA records, Mary’s husband was Paul Julius Alford, born 16 Sept 1900 in Galena, KS, and died 22 Aug 1953 in TX. Paul Julius Alford is also his name on his U.S. Passport Application (Ancestry.com). Mary was his third wife. Their son, James Patrick Alford, is AAFA #0115, and their daughter, Susan Alford Dickerson, is AAFA #0475.

            Mary was the active AAFA member since her husband died in 1953.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Paul Julius 1900 KS1, Julius Sherrel 1880 TX2, Erasmus 1842 TX3, Lodwick C. Pierce 1812 GA4, Lodwick Cade 1775 NC5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARY LEE HUDGEN ALFORD

 

Knesek Family Funeral Chapels

Wallis, Austin Co., TX—_____ March 2010

 

Born: May 9, 1925

Death: March 14, 2010

Organizations: Evergreen Baptist Church

 

Funeral Services

Saturday March 20, 2010, 11:00 AM at Evergreen Baptist Church

 

            Mary Lee Alford, 84, of Wallis passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 in Richmond, Texas.

            Mary Alford is preceded in death by her husband, John Alford, Sr., one daughter, one great grandson, parents, three brothers and three sisters.

            Sister Alford leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Ethel (George) Evans of Wallis, Loriane (Lee) Henderson of Fulshear, Mary (Maureece) Oliver of Simonton, two sons, John Alford, Jr. (Irene) of Wallis, Donald Alford of Wallis, Eleven Grandchildren, Twenty-three great grandchildren, four sisters, Bobbie McCartney and Betty Hawkins of Houston, Ruby Lee Gautt of Burton, and Beatrice Huff of Brenham, three brothers, Sylvester Hudgen, Clarence Hudgen and Lee Roy Hudgen all of Burton and numerous nieces, nephews and host of other relatives and friends.

 

Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Wallis, Austin Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Lee Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Richmond, Fort Bend Co., TX.

            Hillside Cemetery, also known as Wallis Cemetery, is listed as Hill Side Cemetery at Find A Grave, with a note that it is the “old African American cemetery of Wallis.”

 

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MARY LEE YATES ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 9 November 1959

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mary Lee, 17. Survived by son, Billy Dwayne Alford; mother, Mrs. May Neal; brothers, Marvele Yates Jr., James Roy Yates; sister, Belinda Yates; grandmother, Mrs. Minnie Cooper; great-grandmother, Mrs. Maude Hackney.

            Chapel services 4 p.m. Monday, Rev. Howard Conatsner officiating. Interment Laurel Land.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Roy Edwin Alford, in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: Her death certificate says she was born 26 Dec 1941 in Dallas, TX, the daughter of Marvelee Yates and Mae Pearl Buck, and died 7 Nov 1959.

 

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MARY LOUISE ALFORD BENEDICT

 

Mrs. Mary Louise Benedict

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 10 January 2008

 

            Benedict, Mary Louise—Born July 1, 1925 and passed away January 7, 2008.

            Mary was kind, gentle and loved by all. She was dedicated to her family, a wonderful wife and mother. She treated everyone with respect and kindness. Mary loved to dance, sew and garden. She loved animals and bird, especially hummingbirds. She had a funny and playful sense of humor and with a quick and easy smile.

            She is survived by husband, Bill Benedict; daughters, Donna Benedict and Charlotte Belter and husband Bill; son, Dennis Benedict and wife Taylor; grandchildren, Craig Thomas, Michelle Riley, and Nicholas Benedict, Gary Reeder, David Reeder, Julie Milette, Robert Reeder, and Mikal Reeder; great-grandchildren, Austin Riley, Cameron Thomas, Nick Rivera, Jack, Marie, Jordan, Jared, Trinity, Gwen, Hayden, Olivia, Ashley, Dalton, Erin, Taya, Jayden, and Jazmyne; sister, Jennie Kattes; and many nieces and nephews.

            Mary leaves behind, along with her family, three loving caregivers; Barbara Kesler, Marilyn Kelley and Kay Hughes. Mary had a good heart and loving demeanor, everyone who knew her loved her.

            Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be at 4:00 pm on Thursday, January 10, 2008 at Restland Memorial Chapel. , Restland 972-238-7111 restlandfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photos from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

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Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Louise Benedict (SS# issued in TX), last residence Dallas, Dallas 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, Elsie Virginia Jennie” Alford Kattes; and half-siblings Emma Mae Alford Jordan Branch and John Richard “Dick” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Louise 1925 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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MARY LOUISE ALFORD GALBREATH

Sister of Glenice Jo Alford Perdue, AAFA #0318

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 3 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Funeral services for Mary Louise (Alford) Galbreath, 61, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home with burial following in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. Rev. Doug Springer of Rockdale Full Gospel Church officiated.

            Mrs. Galbreath died Saturday, Nov. 28 at her home. She was a Rockdale resident for the past 43 years.

            She was born Aug. 7, 1937 in Limestone County to James J. Alford and Gertrude Long Alford. She married Ira Galbreath on March 21, 1955 in Groesbeck. Mrs. Galbreath was a housewife and a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Galbreath is survived by her husband, Ira Galbreath of Rockdale; three daughters, Lillie Ann Noey and husband Clifford of Lubbock, Judy Kay Wells and husband John Wayne of Dermott, Arkansas and Mary Frances Ortiz and husband Ricky of Victoria; a brother, Rusty Alford of Pearland; four sisters, Reba Long of Fairfield, Betty Davis of Chilton, Bonnie Fields of Grand Prairie and Joe Perdue of Mansfield; and nine grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Billy Blanchard, Mark Torres, Bob Davis, Ricky Fields, James Davis and Oscar Ortiz.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Earsel Edward “Red” Alford in this compilation.

            Mary Louise Alford was the youngest of 12 children of James Jackson Alford, born 14 Sept 1893, and died 7 Feb 1983, in Limestone Co. TX. He married Gertrude Long on 12 Dec 1915, in McLennan Co. TX. She was born 18 Sept 1895 and died 31 July 1982. Both are buried in the Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery in Limestone Co. TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Louise 1937 TX1, James Jackson 1915 TX2, John Allen 1860 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MARY LOUISE ALFORD HOLMAN

 

Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Tuesday, 27 November 2007

 

            Funeral services for Mary Louise Alford Holman, 90, were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin. A graveside service followed at Forest Grove First Christian Church Cemetery between Rockdale and Lexington.

            Mrs. Holman died Thursday, Nov. 22.

            She was born Aug. 28, 1917, in Milam County to Elmer Riddle Alford and Inez Lucky Alford. Her paternal grandparents, Mode John Alford and Harriett Galbraith Alford, were some of the original settlers of Milam County.

            Mrs. Holman was a registered nurse who graduated from Breckenridge School of Nursing in 1938 where she later served as a faculty member. She was supervisor of obstetrics at Breckenridge Hospital where she worked for 37 years.

            In addition to her career as a nurse, she was a member of many organizations and won countless awards. She served on the Austin State Hospital’s Patient Rights committee for several years.

            Mrs. Holman loved Big Bend and went camping there or anywhere else she could go every chance she got. She loved to sing and she loved to dance, especially around a campfire. She enjoyed and was a master at the game of ‘42.’ Her heart and home were open to everyone she knew

            On Aug. 25, 1940, she married Henry Holman of Austin

            Mrs. Holman was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Holman; a son, Henry Holman III; a sister, Aline (Alford) Robinson, and a brother, William Edward Alford.

            Survivors are a sister Ruth Etherington of Austin; a brother, M.J. Alford of Rockdale; her children, Theron ‘Pat’ Holman and wife Ida of Erie, Pennsylvania, Michael Holman and wife Suzanne of Austin, Harriett (Holman) Pallas and husband Spiros of Arlington, Virginia; her grandchildren, Paul Holman and wife Susannah Erler of Austin, Jean Holman of Washington, D.C., Susan Holman and husband Brian Ashbaugh of Washington, D.C., Ruth Holman of Erie, Pennsylvania; numerous nephew and nieces and countless friends.

            In lieu of gifts to worthy causes, Mary Holman always preferred flowers.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her siblings Aline Alford Robinson Gattis and Moses Justice Alford; and grandfather Moses Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Louise 1917 TX1, Elmer Riddle 1897 TX2, Moses Thomas 1853 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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MARY LOUVENIA EADS ALFORD HUTCHERSON

Great Grandmother of Rose Marie Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam County, TX—13 March 1947

 

PIONEER CITIZEN DIES MONDAY NIGHT

 

            Mrs. M.L. Hutcherson, 85, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.A. Kyle at Dime Box, shortly after 7 o’clock Monday night [March 10].

            The body reposed in Phillips & Luckey funeral home until Wednesday when funeral services were held at 3:30 o’clock with Rev. Fred Ross, pastor of the First Christian Church of Taylor officiating. Burial was made in the old Davison cemetery at Gay Hill.

            Mary Louvinia Eads, born Dec. 7, 1861, was a native of Springfield, Mo. She came to Texas at the age of eight years with her parents, Louisa and Green Eads, who settled in Oak Hill community of Milam County. This was before the town of Tanglewood was established and the family mail was received in that location but then known as Townsend Store. Mary Eads attended school at Salty. He life was spent in the territories adjacent to Rockdale.

            In 1887, she was married to Hurse [sic] Alford who passed away October 12, 1902. Eleven children were born to this union, four of whom survive. Eight years later in 1910 she was married to B.M. Hutcherson. He preceded her in death August 1923. Mrs. Hutcherson was one of the oldest members of Forest Grove Christian Church.

            She was affectionately called “Aunt Mary” by scores of friends, being loved by all who came in contact with her. She was truly a friend to man, and besides rearing her own family she took into her home a number of children, becoming a real mother to them.

            Especially was Mrs. Hutcherson interested in her grandchildren and younger people, delighting in their pleasures and being a counselor to all. She found pleasure in doing the little things for friends and relatives alike. In appreciation for what she had done for others, last fall friends gathered at Forest Grove Christian Church to honor her with a shower.

            The beautiful flowers that formed a bower about her casket was sent as silent tribute to this good and noble character who slept away quietly while sitting with members of her family.

            Those who survive are the daughter, Mrs. Alice Kyle of Dime Box; three sons, Tom, Emory, and Aaron Alford of Rockdale; two step-sons, Will Hutcherson of Crocket, and Mrs. Martha Counts of Austin; 32 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and a large number of nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law, Mrs. H.L. Alford and Mrs. Emma Carver, Both of Rockdale.

            During the war, Mrs. Hutcherson had 9 grandsons and 1 great grandson in the service.

 

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

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

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, Hurst Justice Alford; her children Aaron Otto Burleson Alford, Alice Delany Alford Kyle, Ida Louvinia Alford Keen, and Thomas Ewin Alford; and her grandchildren Annie Mae Alford McKee, Clarence Ewin Alford, Clarence Uriah “Jack” Alford, Dixie Lou Alford, Edith Alford, Emery Oliver Alford, Ida Lucille Alford, John Thomas Alford, Lee Hurst Alford, Luther Woodrow Alford, Mary Lee Alford Harris, Oliver Franklin Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, Wilburne Sessions Alford, and Willene Alford in this compilation.

            See her death certificate.

 

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MARY LUCILLE “MARGIE” TILOTTA ALFORD

Wife of Edgar Gerald Alford, Sr., AAFA #0231

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—13 September 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Mary Lucille (Margie) Alford, 58, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 12, 1991 in a local hospital. She was born November 15, 1932 to Sam and Virginia Sedita Tilotta in Houston, Texas. A devoted and faithful wife to Edgar Gerald Alford Sr., whom she married November 5, 1949 in Houston, Texas.

            Her surviving relatives include her loving husband of 41 years, Edgar Gerald Alford, Sr., Houston; she was a loving Mother to three sons: Edgar Gerald (Jerry) Alford, Jr., his wife Lynn, Dallas; Gary Wayne Alford, Houston; Kerry Gene Alford, Houston. Four brothers, Philip Tilotta, his wife Allie, Tommy Tilotta, his wife Nita, Louis Tilotta, his wife Mickey, and Lee Tilotta, his wife Pegge all of Houston. Two sisters, Josephine Johnson, her husband Henry, and Natalie Miroca, her husband Philip, all of Houston. Margie’s pride and joy were her three grandchildren; Kellie Elizabeth, Allison Merideth and Ashley Leigh Alford.

            Family will receive friends Friday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Waltrip Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 1991 in the Chapel of the Waltrip Funeral Directors…. Interment will be in the Memorial Oaks Cemetery….

 

In AAFA ACTION, June 1992, we published another article, source unknown, that is almost identical to the one published in The Houston Chronicle. The following additional information was included:

 

 -    At the end of the first paragraph: “Mrs. Alford was a faithful member of the Sherwood Baptist Church.”

 -    Included in surviving relatives: “daughters-in-law who were very dear to Mary: Lynn Alford and Connie Alford.”

 -    At the end of the last paragraph: “Pallbearers will be: Phil Tilotta Jr, Charles Johnson, Mark Tilotta, Mike Tilotta, Walter Mischer Jr. and Bob Hill. Honorary Pallbearers: Glenn Newsom, C.J. Swyden and Harry Harris.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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MARY MAHALEY SIMMONS ALFORD

Grandmother of Helen Wilcox Steele, AAFA #0904

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ January 1949

 

            Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Mary Mahaley Alford, 78, who died at her Route 1, Lufkin, residence Thursday morning after an extended illness.

            Services were at the Oakley Metcalf Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willard Forsythe officiating and interment followed in Gann cemetery.

            Her death occurred on her 78th birthday. She was born January 20, 1871 in Mississippi. She was a resident of Angelina for the next 34 years and was a longtime member of the _____ Church.

            Surviving relatives include six daughters, Mrs. Kate Collins and Mrs. Gertrude Arney, both of Lufkin, Mrs. Ethel Wilcox and Mrs. A.T. Moses of Houston, Mrs. M.F. Alexander of Beaumont and Mrs. Nell Brinkley of Navasota; four sons, S.F. Alford, Willie Alford and H.L. [Herman Lee] Alford, all of Lufkin, and J.L. Alford of Sheridan, Texas, 27 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

            Active pallbearers were Luther Alford, Marvin Brinkley, Louis Alexander, Norman Collins, Darwin Moses and Donald Fred Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband was Julius Isadore Alford.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Julius Isadore 1866 LA1, Joseph W. 1816 LA2, Jacob 1761 NC3, Julius 1717 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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MARY MELLO ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—31 December 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1991

 

            Mary Mello Alford, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, 70, passed away December 29, 1990.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years William Troy Alford, Sr.

            Survived by: sons Bill Alford and wife Jenette, Robert Alford; grandchildren Shellie Alford and husband Neil Hamburg, Stacie Alford and husband Alastair Helme, Jamie Alford; great-granddaughter Katie Alford Helme; sister Rose Johnson; brother Andrew Mello; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

            The family will receive friends at Earthman Gulf Chapel Sunday, December 30, 1990, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Service to honor Mary Alford and to celebrate the joy and love she brought into our lives will be 10:00 a.m. Monday December 31, 1990, Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery Chapel, 6900 Lawndale…. Interment: Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

            Pallbearers: Clifford Johnson, Milton Boudreaux, Filton Boudreaux, Glen Alford, Tommy Schrader, George Schrader, Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY OLIVE ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Saturday, 14 April 2007

 

            Mary “Olive” Alford, 85, of Beaumont died April 13, 2007, Broussard’s, North Major Drive.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Olive Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 28 Dec 1921, last residence Vidor, Orange Co., TX.

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

 

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MARYLIN LEE LINDSAY HOLFORD

 

CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, KS—Wednesday, 11 June 2003

 

GRAND PRAIRIE [Dallas Co.], TX—Marylin Lee Holford, 55, of Grand Prairie, died on Wednesday, June 4, 2003, in a Dallas hospital.

            She was born on August 5, 1947, in Topeka, Kansas, the daughter of Leroy and Mary Ann Barnes Lindsay. Mrs. Holford was an executive assistant for Verizon Wireless Communications and a notary public. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Topeka.

            Surviving are a son, Jason C. Holford of Woodridge, Virginia; a daughter, Monica Denise Holford also of Woodridge; brothers, Larry Lindsay of Topeka, and Leroy Lindsay and Spencer Lindsay both of Wichita, Kansas; a sister, Renee Lindsay of Topeka; and four grandchildren.

            Services were held on June 11, 2003, at Shiloh Baptist Church. Cremation was planned. Inurnment was pending.

 

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MATTIE COBY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 25 January 1979

 

            Alford, Mattie, 93, of 2702 Marder. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Pleasant Hills Baptist Church, Hallsville, Harrison County.

FAG photo requested 9/17/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 Feb 1885 and died _____ Jan 1979, last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

            Her Find A Grave memorial, Bethlehem Cemetery, Jefferson, Marion Co., TX, says her husband was Leonard Alford Sr. Her dates (no gravestone photo) are 22 Feb 1885–21 Jan 1979.

            From TX Births: Leonard Alford and Mattie Coby are listed as the parents of three children born in Harrison Co., TX.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1920 census in Harrison Co., TX, with the last name Alfred. In 1930, they are still in Harrison Co., but listed under the last name Cook. Several Cook families are listed near the Alfred family in 1920.

 

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MATTIE LOU MEDLIN ALFORD

 

Photo from Lakeview Funeral Home

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Saturday, 27 November 2010

 

 

            Funeral services for Mattie L. Alford, 86, of White Oak, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. today, November 27, 2010, at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 501 E U.S. Hwy 80, White Oak, Texas, 75693. A private family entombment will follow.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 18, 1924, in Gilmer, Texas, to Orange Frank and Eddie Irene Woodruff Medlin. She passed from this life on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, in Longview, Texas.

            Mrs. Alford moved to White Oak in 1945, where she owned a beauty shop for 34 years. She was a Baptist and a member of the Joy Sunday School Class at Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother and always put her children and grandchildren first. She loved to sew and make family meals.

            Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Hilton Alford; son, Hilton Lee Alford; grandson, Sonny Lee Alford; sisters, Effie Garner, Estalle Walker, Odessa Smith and Jewell Reed; and brothers, Cleo Medlin, Clyde Medlin, Johnny Medlin and Buster Medlin.

            She is survived by her children, Jo Ann Alford Hohrine and husband James, and Betty Fenton Lindley and husband Bill; grandchildren, Sheryl Ann Hohrine Wagonseller, Marty Wayne Fenton, James Forrest Hohrine and Shon Alford; great-grandchildren, K.C. Wagonseller, Chase Wagonseller, Britni Wagonseller, Amber Fenton Bontreager, Raeghan Michelle Fenton, Jeremy Wayne Fenton, Keilee Jo Hohrine Day, Ann Marie Alford and Christian Alford; a sister, Thelma Beall; a brother, J.C. Medlin; and a host of nieces and nephews.

            In lieu of the usual floral acknowledgement the family suggests donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Society.

            Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            Her middle name is from the funeral home obituary’s headline.

 

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MATTIE VIRGINIA “POLLY” ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 27 December 1999

 

            Mattie Virginia (Polly) Alford, 73 of Houston passed away Dec. 25, 1999.

            Survived by children: Jerry, Jimmy, Kenneth, Sandra, Janet and Barbara; 17 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and friends.

            Visitation Mon., Dec. 27, 12:00 to 9:00 PM. Family will receive visitors from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Service Tues. at 11:00 AM in the Northwoods Chapel. Graveside service 3:00 PM in the Harmony Cemetery, Huntsville, Texas.

            Northwoods Memorial Funeral Home, 221 W. Helms. 281-448-0393

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie V. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 Sept 1926.

 

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MAUD GRAY “MOLLY” ALFORD LAWHON

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Molly Lawhon, age 81, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 20, 1995.

            She was born on November 6, 1914, in Harrisburg, Texas, and had resided in Austin for the past 25 years. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church and was retired from the Department of Public Safety after serving 15 years.

            She will be missed and remembered as a devoted sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

            Graveside services will be held 2:00p.m. Thursday, at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks.

            Mrs. Lawhon is survived by her daughter, Linda Hibdon of Austin; brother, Vernon Alford of Pasadena; grandson, Sean Patty; granddaughter, Teresa Clark; and great-grandchildren, Kristen Tanguma and Michael Tanguma, all of Austin.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Lyndon Lawhon....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maud G. Lawhon (SS# issued in TX), last residence Round Rock, Williamson Co., TX,

            See the obituary of her mother, Margaret Sarah Albert Alford, in this compilation.

            Maud Gray Alford married Alvin Lawhon. Her brother Vernon married Jacqueline Ann Baker.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Maud Gray 1914 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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MAUDE CRAWFORD ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 8 September 1998

 

            Maude Alford, 80, of Houston, died on Saturday, September 5, 1998. Born August 14, 1918 in Crockett, TX, Mrs. Alford was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and SPJST Lodge Pokrok No. 88.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Edgar A. Alford, Sr., Mrs. Alford is survived by sons, Edgar A. Alford, Jr. and wife, Gail, Billy W. Alford and wife, Carolyn, all of Houston, and Jerry D. Alford of Natchitoches, LA; daughters, Tammy D. Mitchelli of Clarence, LA and Tracy A. Alford of Houston; 4 grandsons; several great grandchildren; sister, Billie Ruth Dominy and husband, Clay C. of Kennard, TX.

            Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 1998 in the Chapel of Pat H. Foley Funeral Home.... Interment to follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery....

 

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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: See the obituary of her husband, Edgar Alphonso Alford, Sr., in this compilation. It includes Maude’s maiden name.

 

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MAUDE ELIZABETH WOODYARD ALFORD

Aunt of Landon Alford, AAFA #0002, Ella Alford, AAFA #0246, and John Rogers Alford, AAFA #0200

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Thursday, 29 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

HENDERSON [Rusk Co.]—Graveside services for Maude Elizabeth Alford, 92, San Angelo, formerly of Henderson, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday in Lakewood Cemetery, Henderson … under direction of Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. San Angelo arrangements are by Johnson’s Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday [February 28] in a San Angelo nursing home.

            She was born May 7, 1903, in Carthage to the late Lester and Lula Woodyard. She lived in Henderson from 1923–1988, when she moved to San Angelo. She was a longtime member of Henderson First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, E.B. Alford [Egbert Benson Alford], in 1984.

            Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Dr. Gabe Coleman, San Angelo; grandchildren, Robert Benson Coleman, Midland, Mary Tabor and Tom G. Coleman Jr., both of Dallas; and four great-grandchildren.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Sweeney

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maude W. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Egbert Benson 1899 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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MAURICE LEE ALFORD

Uncle of Oliver Carroll Alford, AAFA #0212

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—31 August 1978

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Maurice Lee Alford, 72, of Lake Livingston, passed away 2:30 p.m., Tuesday. Retired Hermann Hospital employee in Air Conditioning Maintenance.

            Survivors: Wife, Oma Vickery Alford, Lake Livingston; sons, Harold and Maurice Alford, both of Houston; daughters, Dolores LeDoux, Lake Livingston; Benita Mitchell, Stafford; Mary Ann Meadows, Houston; Peggy Meyer, Carrollton; brothers, O.C. Alford, Palestine; T.B. Alford, Eddie Alford, John Alford, all of Houston; Ronald K. Alford, Elkhart; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral 2 p.m., Thursday, Hassell & Foster Chapel, Palestine. Burial Strong Memorial Park, Slocum.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Oma Vickery Alford; and his brothers O.C. Alford and Ronald K. Alford in this compilation.

            Maurice was the son of James Edward Alford and Agnes Marie Moore.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Maurice Lee 1906 TX1, James Edward 1881 TX2, Redden 1859 AL3, Richard 1829 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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MAURICE P. “RECIE” THOMASON ALFORD

 

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Photo from Bailey and Foster Funeral Home

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—Tuesday, 6 April 2010

 

            Services for Maurice “Recie” Alford 85 of Palestine, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bailey & Foster Chapel with Dan Manuel officiating. Burial will follow in Land of Memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster. Mrs. Alford died Sunday in Tyler.

            She was born March 5, 1925 in Stanton to William Anderson and Annie Skelton Thomason. She was a bookkeeper for many years and worked for the Co-Ed Shop. She was a member and past Matron of the Eastern Star Palestine Chapter No. 395 and Crocket Road Church of Christ. Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her parents; husband Elmer Alford and a brother E.C. Budwright.

            She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn A. Martin of Palestine; son Jimmy E. Alford and wife Jeannette of Palestine; sisters, Billie Estes and Mildred Alexander; brother Wendell A. Thomason; grandchildren; Chris Alford of Moody, Michael Martin and wife Shea of Allen, Kelli Anne Robinson and husband Cody of Lovelady and one great-grandchild 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey & Foster. To view online, leave condolences or sign guest book go to www.baileyandfosterfuneralhome.com

 

In another article:

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Tuesday, 6 April 2010

 

PALESTINE—Services for Maurice “Recie” Alford, 85, Palestine, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bailey & Foster Funeral chapel in Palestine. Mrs. Alford died April 4, 2010. She was born March 5, 1925.

            Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn A. Martin, Palestine; son, Jimmy Alford, Palestine; sisters, Billie Estes and Mildred Alexander; brother, Wendell A. Thomason; grandchildren, Chris Alford, Michael Martin and Kelli Robinson; and one great-grandchild.

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

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Elmer Earl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MAYME ELIZABETH ALFORD MOTLEY

Mother of Katherine Miller, AAFA #0409

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

PORT LAVACA [Calhoun Co., TX]—Mayme Elizabeth Motley, 88 of Port Lavaca, died Monday, April 14, 1997.

            She was born April 13, 1909, in Hubbard to the late Ollie and Susie Pate Alford. She was a retired hat maker from Texas Miller Hat Factory. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Indianola.

            Survivors: daughter, Katherine Motley Miller of Port Lavaca; son, Roy Lee Motley of Granite Sholes; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by: brother, D.P. “Pebbie” Alford; and one grandson.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Colonial Funeral Home chapel in Port Lavaca.... Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, 552-9766.

            Pallbearers: Ken Lambert, Sonny Gottscholt, Glen Blevins, Pete Hardt, Kenneth Hardt and Bob Sanders.

            Honorary pallbearers: J.L. “Mike” Dawdy, Orville Ramsey, Allan Wilson, Kenneth Woodall, E.C, “Eddie” Schneider, and great-grandchildren....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Mayme Motley (SS# issued in TX) but list her death date as 15 Apr 1997, last residence Port Lavaca, Calhoun Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her brother Columbus Pebbie Alford, including census information, in this compilation.

            Mamie was a granddaughter of Allen Alford and Harriet Denton of Bartow Co., GA.

            Her lineage: Mayme Elizabeth 1909 TX1, Ollie 1879 GA2, Allen 1858 GA3.

 

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MELL TE “M.T.” ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 5 June 2013

 

 

            Mell Te “M.T.” Alford, 78, beloved father and grandfather left this earthly world on Monday, June 3, 2013.

            M.T. was born on November 3, 1934 in Canton [Van Zandt Co.], Texas. While spending all of his life in Beaumont, he looked forward to his childhood summers with his grandparents back on the farm in Canton. A graduate from Beaumont High School, M.T. began work at Gulf States Utilities. Through his work, he received training in electronics and in Relay Technology through the extension agents of Texas A&M University. He retired from Gulf States after thirty years of service.

            While working at Gulf States, M.T. was also quite the entrepreneur whether he was running his own television repair shop, owning his own car lot or developing his own subdivision—Alford Oaks. M.T. worked to provide comfortably for his family. He was also a member of Woodland Baptist Church. He loved his daughters unconditionally and taught them both, the value of a good work ethic. Through all of his success and enjoyment of life, M.T. never forgot his humble upbringing.

            He is preceded in death by his wife and mother of his girls, Rita Ramos Alford; and his parents, Thelma and Otley Lamey.

            Survivors include his daughters, Melanie Nunez and her husband, Kevin; and Michelle Rasa and her husband, Ronnie. He will extremely be missed by his five grandchildren, Rita Frances Thornton, Amanda Alford, Alvin Michael Bob Savoy; and twins, Speed and Roadie Rasa.

            A gathering of Mr. Alford’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013, with a Celebration of his Life to begin at 6:30 p.m., at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 West Lucas Drive, Beaumont, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Casey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his uncle Robert L. Alford Jr. in this compilation. It includes genealogical notes.

            From TX Births: M.Y. [sic] Alford was born 3 Nov 1934 in Van Zandt Co., the son of Thelma Lee Windham and Melrose Alford. He lived in the same house in 1935 [when he was 1 year old].

            M.T. Alford, age 5 born TX, is listed on the 1940 census in Van Zandt Co., TX, with his grandparents, Willie R. and Puniety E. Windham.

            M.T. was apparently married at least 5 times. His first wife, Rita Irene Ramos Alford, died 11 Apr 1972 [Find A Grave]. TX Marriages and TX Divorces list the following:

 

M:     Mell T. Alford          [Ange-no record]              6 Oct 1972     Jefferson Co.

D:     Mell T. Alford          Ange Amie M. Alford   15 Aug 1977     Jefferson Co.

M:     Mell T. Alford          Linda Hatchel                 18 Mar 1978     Jefferson Co.

D:     Mell T. Alford          Linda J. Alford              29 Nov 1981     Jefferson Co.

M:     Mell T. Alford          Carol A. Smith               17 Mar 2000     Orange Co.

D:     no divorce record

M:     Mell T. Alford          Linda C. Leggett            14 Feb 2002     Jefferson Co.

D:     no divorce record

 

            From TX Births: Mell Te Alford and Rita Irene Ramos are listed as the parents of Melanie Anne Alford, born in 1959, and Michelle Teresa Alford, born in 1967, both in Jefferson Co.

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

            His lineage: Mell Te “M.T.” 1934 TX1, Melrose 1917 TX2, Robert E.L. 1873 MS3, Theodore 1839 MS4, John William 1801 GA5.

 

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MELVIN C. ALFORD, SR.

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 20 December 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

FORT WORTH—Melvin C. Alford, 49, a fleet service tireman, died Friday at a Fort Worth hospital.

            Funeral: was Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church in Oakwood [Leon Co.].

            Burial: was in Rocky Mount Cemetery in Oakwood.

            Mr. Alford was born in Oakwood and lived in Fort Worth 30 years. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Mansfield and a former member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Oakwood.

            Survivors: Wife, Sally Alford of Fort Worth; three daughters, Pamela Ford and Jackaloyn Alford, both of Fort Worth, and Mary Della Butler of Oakwood; two sons, Melvin Alford Jr. and David Alford, both of Fort Worth; mother, Lillian Alford of Oakwood; three brothers, Jimmy R. Alford, W.D. Alford and Leonard Alford, all of Fort Worth; sister, Lorene A. Ransom of San Francisco, Calif.; and six grandchildren.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer,

Photo posted 25 Nov 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his brother Jimmy Ray Alford in this compilation.

            From TX Deaths: Melvin Alford Sr. died 9 Dec 1994 in Tarrant Co., TX.

 

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MERBETH “MARY” ELIZABETH TURNBOW HALLFORD

 

Photo from Davis Morris Funeral Home

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—27 December 2010

 

            Funeral services for Merbeth “Mary” Elizabeth Hallford, age 87, of Bangs will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday December 28, 2010 at the Davis Morris Funeral Home Chapel, interment to follow at 2:00 p.m. in Bradshaw Cemetery in Taylor County under the direction of Davis Morris Funeral Home of Brownwood. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Hallford passed away December 24, 2010 in Brownwood.

            Mary was born February 16, 1923 in Bradshaw, Texas to Landon Hickland Turnbow and Clara LaVada (Bagwell) Turnbow. She married Jasper Harold Hallford on November 27, 1946 in Odessa, Tx and she was a member of the Bangs First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her children, Elizabeth Ann Earles of Bangs, Robert Perry Hallford and wife Cindy of Bangs, Freddie Hallford of Bangs, and Jimmy Hallford and wife Melanie of Bangs; grandchildren, Elizabeth Haynes and fiance Eldon Jones of Merkel Tx, Johnny Hallford and wife Lisa of Wheelock Tx, Clinton and Michelle Hallford of Dora, AL, and Jacob Hallford of Bangs; great grandchildren, Jaylon, Haley, Payton, and Layne Hallford; Kristyn and Kacie Haynes; and Kaitlyn and Miranda Mcculley; brothers, Harven Turnbow of Midland,Jim Turnbow of Hereford, Harold Turnbow of San Antonio, and Wayne Turnbow of Abilene; Sisters, Faye Rendon of Waco, Margie Berry of Scott City KS, Betty Morris of Andrews TX, Laverne Nethercutt of Odessa, and Claradean Walsh of Abilene.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Hallford; a brother, Earl Andrew Turnbow; and a sister, Ann Lee Roberts.

            Condolences may be left for the family at www.davismorrisfuneralhome. com Davis-Morris Funeral Home 800 Center Avenue Brownwood TX 76801 www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com 325-646-5555.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Merbeth E. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bangs, Brown Co., TX.

 

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MICHAEL HALLFORD

 

FREDERICKSBURG STANDARD

Fredericksburg, Gillespie Co., TX—25 October 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Michael Hallford, infant son of Jeffrey and Larissa Hallford, died October 19, 2001, at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 24, in Fredericksburg United Methodist Church. Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

            The infant was born on April 27, 2001, in Fredericksburg, the son of Jeffrey and Larissa Muncy Hallford.

            In addition to his parents, a sister, Danielle Lynn Hallford of Fredericksburg, grandparents, E.W. and Ruby Hallford, Fredericksburg, and Rodney and Veronica Muncy of Richland Springs survive him.

 

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MICHAEL JACK ALFORD

 

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—3 June 2011

 

            Graveside services for Michael Jack Alford, 62, of Palestine will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Palestine City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

            View online at herringtonfuneral.com.

 

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Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home

Palestine, Anderson Co., TX—_____ June 2011

 

            Graveside services for Michael Jack Alford, 62, of Palestine will be at 10 am Monday, June 6, 2011, at Palestine City Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Galveston.

            He was born August 6, 1948, in Oklahoma to Jack and Winona Ray Alford.

            He served in the US Navy and had worked for Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MICHAEL JAMES ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—5 February 1975

 

            Alford, Michael James, 2519 Hillborn. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Alford; brother, Christopher Alford; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Snow.

            Graveside services 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Rev. John Hawkins officiating. Interment Grove Hill Memorial Park.

            Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Home, Buckner Blvd. Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: His death certificate shows that he was born and died on 3 February 1975. His parents are Stanley James Alford and Peggy Lee Snow.

 

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MILDRED PREISSINGER ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Thursday, 15 August 1996

 

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ARLINGTON—Mildred P. Alford, 77, a retired payroll clerk in the garment industry, died Wednesday [August 14] in Arlington.

            Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park.

            Mildred Alford was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Argyle. She was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at Tate Springs Baptist Church.

            Survivors: Son, James R. Alford of Arlington; daughters, Carol Stockton of Fort Worth and Bobbye June Bickley of Jackson, Ala.; brothers, R.L. Preissinger Jr. of Weatherford and Ray Preissinger of Joshua; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

 

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

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

 

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MINNIE LOU ALFORD FOX

 

Photo from White’s Funeral Home

 

WEATHERFORD DEMOCRAT

Weatherford, Parker Co., TX—Wednesday, 7 March 2007

 

            Minnie Fox, 83, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at a Weatherford nursing home.

            Minnie Lou Alford Fox was born May 22, 1923 in Crisp, Texas, daughter of the late George Washington Alford and Teedy Rose Haught Alford. She married A.J. Fox, June 19, 1942 in Ennis, Texas. She was a devoted and loving minister’s wife, playing the piano and guitar and singing for services. She will be missed for her outgoing devotion to her family.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; four sisters; and a precious granddaughter, Mandy Hill.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Rev. Adolph J. Fox of Weatherford; children and spouses, Glenn and Florence Fox of Weatherford, Don and Paula Fox of Weatherford, Brenda and Bill Bertocchini of Plano, Carolyn and Johnny Hill of Midlothian; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, George Alford of Dallas, James Alford of Fort Worth; sisters, Estelle Boling of Fort Worth, Billie Tubb of Centerville; and many other relatives.

            Funeral services are scheduled 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Lakeside Church of God, 9396 FM 1886 in Lakeside. Burial will be in East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford.

            White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, TX 76086 , (817) 596-4811.

 

Photo from East Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Warren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Minnie Lou Fox (SS# issued in TX), last residence Weatherford, Parker Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her siblings James David Alford and Flora Belle Alford Jackson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Minnie Lou 1923 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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MITCHELL LEE ALFORD

Son of Roy L. Alford, AAFA #0208

Grandson of Hollis Wilton Alford, AAFA #0196

Nephew of David Alford, AAFA #0615

 

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Photo from AAFA records

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 17 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            A Memorial Service for Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Alford 20, of Conroe will be held Thursday September 18, 1997 at 2 PM…. Final disposition will be cremation.

            Mitch was born December 26, 1976 in Houston, Texas and passed away September 14, 1997 in Conroe. Mitch was preceded in death by his loving Aunt Sandy Wehner and is survived by: Mother and Father, Roy and Susan Alford of The Woodlands, sister, Amanda Alford of The Woodlands; grandparents, Ellen Yeldell of The Woodlands and Hollis and Arliene Alford of Hemphill, Texas. Uncles and 7 Aunts: David and Lana Alford of Alto, Texas, Steve and Ann Yeldell of Fort Collins, Co. and Clem and Fran Wehner of Lawton, OK. Great Aunt and Uncle Rev. Doug Alford and wife Shirley, Roy C. and Doris Alford, and Arlie and Joyce Ferguson. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

            Following the service a reception will be held at the home of Bob and Vickie Christopher. Metcalf Funeral Home 1401 No. Frazier St., (409) 756 3311.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Hollis Wilton Alford and Margaret Arliene Ferguson Alford, in this compilation.

            Douglas Lee Alford (AAFA #0204), Mitchell’s great-uncle, presided over the service, after which the urn was buried in the family cemetery of Mitchell’s grandmother, Arliene Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Mitchell Lee 1976 TX1, Roy L. 1944 TX2, Hollis Wilton 1921 TX3, Elton Clyde 1894 TX4, Julius Caesar 1864 TX5, Marmaduke 1833 AL6, John 1801 NC7.

 

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MOLLIE ALFORD BASKERVILLE

Sister of Bryant John Alford, AAFA #0124

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—6 March 1976

 

            Baskerville, Mrs. Mollie, 320 Kittiwake Circle. Survived by daughter, Mary K. Baskerville; brother, Bryant J. Alford. Arrangements pending. Campbell [Funeral Home], 300 W. Davis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mollie Baskerville (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 June 1896 and died _____ March 1976, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her brother Bryant John Alford in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says Mollie A. Baskerville was born 20 June 1898 in Texarkana, TX, the daughter of Robert H. Alford and Helen Harms. She was the retired manager of Margie’s Dress Shop. She was buried in Laurel Land Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Mollie 1896 TX1, Robert Henry C. 1858 AR2, John H. 1818 GA3, Haywood 1780 GA4.

 

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MOLLIE ALFORD BLUM

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 4 August 2004

 

HURST—Mollie Alford Blum, 76, a retired receptionist for J.C. Penney, passed away Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, in Hurst.

            Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

            Survivors: Daughter, Kathy Waters and husband, Bob; sons, Tommy Blum and wife, Sheila, Richard Blum; daughter, Lisa Newman and husband, Doug; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, Colleyville, (817) 498-5894.

 

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MOLLYE LOU ALFORD BUSBY

 

TYLER COURIER-TIMES-TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Sunday, 24 October 2004

 

HAWKINS—Services for Mollye Lou Busby, 71, Hawkins, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Hawkins with the Rev. Seth Johnston and Dr. Bill Holmes officiating.

            Burial will be in Hawkins Cemetery under direction of Beaty Funeral Home, Hawkins.

            Mrs. Busby died Oct. 22, in Tyler.

            She was born Feb. 25, 1933, in Seminole, Okla., to the late Frank and Selma Lee Godwin Alford. She graduated from high School and attended business college in Tyler. She lived in Hawkins since 1943 and retired as vice-president and director of First State Bank of Hawkins, where she had worked for more than 40 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Hawkins, where she taught Sunday school.

            She was preceded in death by brother, Richard Alford.

            Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Bill Busby, Hawkins; daughter, Janet Ross, Acworth, Ga.; brother Frank Alford Jr., Longview; sister, Fern McDonald, McLeansboro, Ill., and three grandchildren.

            Pallbearers are C.V. Pickett, Larry Ellison, Clarence Meiske, Billy Bob Pruitt, David Catlett and Jerry Jones.

            Family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. If desired, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Hawkins.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Richard Lee Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            A RootsWeb Family Tree lists her father as Frank Burkette Alford.

 

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MOODY DAVID ALFRED

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ August 1995

 

 

Photos from San Jacinto Memorial Park, Cloverleaf, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colette Alfred-Sikes (Moody’s granddaughter)

 

            Moody David Alfred, 81, of Jacinto City, passed away Aug. 25, 1995.

            Mr. Alfred is survived by his wife, Edna Alfred; daughters, Shirley Jennings and Carolyn Rolls, both of Crosby; sons, Charles Alfred of Corsicana, Randy Alfred of Montalba; sisters, Alfie Morgan of Houston, Frances Bartee of Crockett, and Ellena Hamlin of Lovelady; brothers, Elzie Alfred of Conroe, R.H. Alfred of Elkhart; grandchildren, Yvette Torres, Allan R. Jamail, Jr., Mark Ayles, Amy Walbridge, Kerri Rolls, Eddy Rolls, Randall Paul Alfred, Colette Alfred-Sikes, James Kenneth (Alfred) Anderson, Matt Alfred, Doug Ivy, Sherry Ivy-Richmond, Preston Alfred; and great-grandchildren, Adam Torres, Jacob Torres, Joshua Torres, Brittaney Alfred, and Tiffany Alfred.

            Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 p.m., Aug. 26, in Howard-Glendale Chapel, with the Rev. Virgil Brown officiating. Burial was in San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Howard-Glendale Funeral Directors.

 

 

Photos from San Jacinto Memorial Park, Cloverleaf, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colette Alfred-Sikes (Moody’s granddaughter)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that M.D. ALFRED (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Sept 1913, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edna Jewell Moore Alfred; and siblings Frances Alfred Kendrick Bartee and Elzie Dryden Alfred in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His ALFRED lineage: Moody David 1913 TX1, Richard Henry 1886 TX2, David Richard 18523, David Turner 1813 VA4.

 

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MORENE MAY ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 16 November 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

ITASCA[Hill Co.]—Morene May Alford, a seamstress for Durafab Co., died Sunday at her Itasca home. She was 66.

            Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. today at Central Baptist Church in Itasca. Clayton Kay Funeral Home in Itasca is in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors: Son, Michael Sheridan of Itasca; three daughters, Kay Dominguez, Janie East and Reba Arellano, all of Itasca; four sisters, Ann Brewer of Arlington and Lorene Casey, Virginia Avershaun and Jackie Cockerham, all of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Thursday, 18 November 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Morene Alford, 66, Itasca, Texas, formerly of Kansas City, died Nov. 14, 1993, at the home. Memorial services were Tuesday. Mrs. Alford was born in Watika, Okla., and lived in this area most of her life; she moved to Itasca 10 years ago. She worked for the Durafab Co. in Italy, Texas. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church, Itasca. Survivors include three daughters, Jane East, Reba Arellano and Kay Dominguez, and a son, Mike Sheridan, all of Itasca; four sisters, Ann Brewer, Arlington, Texas, Virginia Aubuchon, Marble Hill, Mo., and Jackie Cochran and Lorene Casey of Kansas City; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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MOSES JUSTICE ALFORD

 

Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—_____ December 2012

 

            Funeral services for M.J. Alford are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 10, 2012 at Forest Grove Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Forest Grove Cemetery. Rev. Lance Walch will officiate.

            Visitation; 5PM to 7PM Sunday, at the funeral home.

            M.J. Alford was born May 17, 1923 in the Black Jack Community to Elmer and Inez (Luckey) Alford. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

            On November 30, 1945, he and Bertie Mae Robinson were married in San Antonio. M.J. has lived in Forest Grove the past 42 years moving from Austin. He had worked as a truck driver for Travis Roofing for 20 years. He was a member of Forest Grove Christian Church. M.J. loved to dance, dancing every Friday. He enjoyed hunting with dogs and was an avid 42 player, even as a child.

            M.J. passed away Thursday, December 6th, at his home in Forest Grove, reaching the ageof 89. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Bertie Mae on February 22, 1995; a brother, Bill Alford and two sisters, Louise Holman and Aline Gattis.

            Surviving are; Son, Monte Alford and wife Mary of Rockdale. Daughter, Sandy O’Brien and husband Richard of Rockdale. Sister, Ruth Ethrington of Austin. Four grandchildren, David O’Brien of Rockdale, Terry Cross and husband Jeremy of Georgetown, Travis Alford and wife Andrea of Taylor, Brandon Alford and wife Kim of Pflugerville. Seven great grandchildren; Taylor O’Brien, Logan O’Brien, Colton Cross, Caleb Cross, Vadim Riabov, Makinze Alford and Ava Alford. Family friend, Marina Brown of Rockdale.

 

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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

Photo posted in 2010

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of M.J. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bertie Mae Robinson Alford; siblings Aline Alford Robinson Gattis and Mary Louise Alford Holman; and grandfather Moses Thomas Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Moses Justice 1923 TX1, Elmer Riddle 1897 TX2, Moses Thomas 1853 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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MOSES THOMAS “MODE” ALFORD

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

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam County, TX—10 May 1932

 

            M.T. Alford, died at his home, of heart trouble he suffered several months ago, and had never regained his health. Although he seemed to be feeling fairly well, and was able to be around the home Friday morning. Interment was made by the side of his father in the oldest section of the Forest Grove Cemetery. Mr. Alford came as a small boy from Alabama to Texas.

            Rev. R.E. Roberts, of Thorndale, had charge of the funeral services, Sunday evening.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Alford; six children; Mr. Allie McKowen, Jess Alford, Rockdale; Mrs. Rosa Weeks, Mexia; Mrs. Dora Wise, Seadrift; Burbe Alford, Houston; Elmer Alford, Forest Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Carver of Hamilton Chapel; Mrs. Will Fine, Ft. Worth.

            There were many beautiful flowers, but we are sure the most beautiful offering of all to the deceased, would have been the bunches of wild flowers gathered by the hands of his little three year old granddaughter, Wanda Alford. She brought them in with the remark, “Here, these are for Moad.”

            A host of friends, many coming from Cameron, Rockdale, and surrounding communities attended.

            M.T. “Mode” Alford was born November 7, 1853 in Alabama, and died at his home in Forest Grove on April 6, 1932 [sic—May 6]. He came to Texas with his parents when a small boy. He came to Rockdale soon after the town was established in 1874, and had been a citizen of this county since that date.

            On February 28, 1876, Mr. Alford was married to Miss Hattie Galbreath, and to this union, eight children were born. He is survived by his wife and six children. They are as follows: Mrs. W.E. Mckowen of Rockdale; Mrs. J.N. Weeks, Mexia; Mrs Luther Wise, Seadrift; Bourbon Alford, Houston; Elmer and Jestus Alford of Rockdale.

            Decedent united with the Christian Church more than thirty years ago, and had remained a true member of that faith until his death. His funeral service was conducted by his former pastor, Rev. R.E. Roberts, Sunday afternoon, May 8th, at Forest Grove Church.

 

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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 his wife, Harriet Letha Galbreath Alford; and his siblings Emma Francis Alford Carter, Hurst Justice Alford, Martha Catherine Alford Fine, and Nathaniel Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            His obituary says he died November 7, but his death certificate [FamilySearch.org] and gravestone say November 6.

            He was the son of John Redden Alford and Nancy Harrison.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Moses Thomas 1853 AL1, John Redden 1820 SC2.

 

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MOURIEL TAWEEL ALFORD

Sister-in-Law of Charles Haskell Alford, AAFA #0187

 

Broussard’s Mortuary

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—_____ July 2013

 

 

            Mouriel Taweel Alford fell asleep in the Lord Wednesday July 10, 2013. She lived her life devoted to all her family, friends, and faith throughout her life.

            Born on September 7, 1920 of immigrant parents the Reverend George and Mary Taweel, Mouriel grew up in Beaumont in a community of love and support that she treasured throughout her life.

            During her childhood, her father George was the priest at St. Michael Orthodox Church and also served at many missions across the state of Texas. Her parents’ dedication to the church was the foundation of her home that was passed on to her as well as her other eight siblings. Those experiences instilled a lifelong commitment of serving the church where she participated in the choir and served in many capacities of the Ladies Auxiliary.

            On January 25, 1941, she married Felton Herbert Alford, and four years later, they would welcome a beautiful daughter, Sandra to this world. Upon returning to Beaumont from a naval deployment in California, Mouriel setup up “Alford’s Beauty Shop”, where she manicured, shampooed, and coiffed her friends and clients.

            In their retirement, Mouriel and Felton retired to their lake home outside of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Their home became a refuge during the summers for so many members of her family over the years. Her sisters, nieces, nephews, and especially her immediate family all have the fondest memories of their summers on the lake. She and her husband were a source of joy for their entire family and everyone sincerely treasures those times in their lives.

            She taught her family the importance of love, fellowship, and truly having fun. From card games to passing down family cooking secrets, Tita or Aunt “Mo” was always the life of the party. Her matter of fact nature and gleaming smile was a magnet to everyone that met her and her ability to make us laugh will be remembered forever. All of us are blessed to have spent time with her; she influenced so many lives through her love for family and friends. We are so grateful for the way she has touched our lives and will cherish every memory that she made.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Moses and her husband, Donald; two grandchildren, Monica Agostinelli and her husband, Christopher, of Missouri City and Patrice Megas and her husband, Stavros, of Lumberton; great-grandchildren, Annalise and Aiden Agostinelli of Missouri City, and Ethan Megas of Lumberton; sister, Evelyn T. Griffith; her dear friend, Doris Debes; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. George and Mary Taweel; her husband, Felton Herbert Alford; brothers, Abie and Mike Taweel; and sisters, Lorraine Angelo, Helen Angelo, Edna Marshall, Virginia Attra, and Josephine Shadid.

            The family would like to extend their sincerest thanks to the staff and health care providers at Harbor Hospice House. The gracious nurturing of both the physical and spiritual health will always be remembered and greatly appreciated.

            A gathering of Mrs. Alford’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Trisagion will follow at 7:00 p.m., Friday evening at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 680 North 15th Street, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013, at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, with interment to follow at St. Michael Orthodox Cemetery, Beaumont. Christopher Agostinelli, Robert Attra, Dr. William Attra, Dr. Gary Baine, Ken Griffith, Stavros Megas, Donald Moses, and Colonel Al Nahas will serve as pallbearers….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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MURRAY CHILDS ALFORD

Grandfather of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—26 August 1981

 

            Alford, Murray Childs. Survived by grandson, Ronnie Alford, Dallas.

            Graveside services and interment, 11 a.m., Thursday, Laurel Land, Rev. B.E. Latham, officiating. Jim Cave Funeral Home, S. Thornton and Laureland Rd.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Murray Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 May 1896, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Evelyn May Holmes Alford; second wife, Helen Grace Bishop Black Alford; and son Raymond William Alford in this compilation.

            From TX Deaths: Murray Alford died 25 Aug 1981 in Dallas Co., TX.

            Murray was the son of Alsey Alford and Mary Virginia Childs.

            On Murray C. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is single, living in Erie, Erie Co., PA. He confirms his birth date in Hico [Hamilton Co.], TX, and states that he has lost one eye.

            In 1940 Murray Alford and his wife Evelyn are living in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            AAFA’s Texas Alford Marriages lists Murray Childs Alford married Helen Grace Black on 5 April 1965 in Tarrant Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Murray Childs 1896 TX1, Alsey 1860 TX2, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MYRA MAE BISHOP ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—_____ November 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

MARSHALL [Harrison Co.]—Services for Myra Mae Alford, 67, of Marshall will be 2 p.m. Friday at Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall....

            Burial will be in Algoma Memorial Gardens in Marshall.

            A longtime resident of Harrison County, Mrs. Alford moved to Harrison County from Mount Vernon in 1925. She received her education in the Mount Vernon and Marshall Public Schools and was a member of the Cave Springs Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Waymon Perry [Alford] Sr.; three sons, Waymon Perry Jr. of Uncertain, John Franklin of Austin and Donald Ray of Pittsburg; a half brother, Ben F. Bishop Jr. of Longview; eight grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Myra Alford (SS# issued in TX was born 4 Sept 1914 and d. _____ Nov 1981, last residence Marshall, Harrison Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Waymon Perry Alford Sr.; her sons Donald Ray Alford Sr. and John Franklin Alford; and her grandson James Franklin Alford in this compilation.

            Myra’s gravestone, shared with her husband, says she was born 4 Sept 1914 and died 25 Nov 1981.

 

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MYRTLE ESTELLE RITTER ALFORD

Aunt of Beverly Grace Alford, AAFA #0916, and Lana Kay Alford Manning, AAFA #1006

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—Friday, 20 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Myrtle Estelle Ritter Alford..., 81, of San Angelo passed away Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in the Robert Lee Care Center. Graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 20, in Belvedere Memorial Park with the Rev. Ben Todd, pastor of College Hills Christian Church officiating. Arrangements are by Robert Massie Funeral Home.

            Myrtle was born Oct. 7, 1916, in Water Valley to Van Olin and Ada Mae Ritter. She worked as an office manager at Levine’s Department Store, retiring in 1977. From there, she went to Connie’s Fashions where she retired in 1990. In 1932, Myrtle married Bruce L. Alford in Rockdale. He preceded her in death in 1993.

            She is survived by a son, Billy Bruce Alford and his wife, Alice, and a daughter, Cherry A. Turner, all of San Angelo; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            To all the caring and compassionate people at Christoval Nursing Home, Robert Lee Care Center and Family Hospice, we the family, thank you.

 

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Photo from Belvedere Memorial Park, San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Voss

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Myrtle E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband’s brother Ottie Quebe Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His husband’s lineage: Bruce Lee 1914 TX1, Ottie Bervie 1883 TX2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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NALTA E. BRIGHT ALFORD

Mother of Sidney Floyd Alford, AAFA #1336

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Thursday, 31 October 2002

 

 

PETERSBURG—Services for Nalta E. Alford, 84, of Petersburg will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Petersburg....

            Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery under the direction of White Funeral Home of Idalou. She died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002.

            She was born March 18, 1918, in Arizona. She grew up in Potosi near Abilene and attended grammar school there. She graduated from Abilene High School and moved to Petersburg in 1940 from Abilene. She married John Alford on June 27, 1942, in Lubbock. He died June 22, 1997.

            She was a homemaker and a member of the Women’s Missionary Society. She was a supporter of Wayland Baptist University and a member and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Petersburg.

            Survivors include two sons, Larry of Slaton and Sid of Ruidoso, N.M.; a daughter, Merrijon Newton of Ruidoso; a brother, Jerald Bright of Petersburg; a sister, Mildred Armstrong of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren....

 

In another article:

 

DAILY HERALD

Plainview, Hale Co., TX—31 October 2002

 

PETERSBURG—Funeral services for Nalta E. Alford, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Griffin and Russell Pogue officiating.

            Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery by White Funeral Home of Idalou.

            Mrs. Alford died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, in Lubbock.

            She was born March 18, 1918, in Arizona, the daughter of the late Sidney and Ella Reed Bright. She grew up in Potosi near Abilene where she attended grade school. She graduated from Abilene High School and moved to Petersburg in 1940.

            She was an active supporter of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview. She was a homemaker and a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union and First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school.

            On June 27, 1942, she married John Alford in Lubbock. He died June 22, 1997.

            Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Larry and Marylin Alford of Slaton and Sid Alford of Ruidoso, N.M.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marrijon and Arthur Newton of Ruidoso; a brother, Jerald Bright of Petersburg; a sister, Mildred Armstrong of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            The family suggests memorials to the Petersburg Public Library, 1614 Main St., Petersburg, TX 79250 or to the Petersburg Beautification Program, P.O. Box 326, Petersburg, TX 79250.

            The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home in Idalou.

 

Photo from Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg, Hale Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GenFreaks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Nalta E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list her birth date as 8 March 1918 (on gravestone), last residence Petersburg, Hale Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Calvin Alford; and son Sidney Floyd Alford in this compilation.

 

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NANNIE LAND ALFORD

 

From OBITUARIES OF EARLY PIONEERS SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS, Volume II, by Mildred Cariker Pinkston (1985), pp. 86–87

 

THE CHAMPION

Center, Shelby Co., TX—8 September 1926

 

[This obituary may not be not verbatim.]

 

            Nannie Land moved to Texas with her parents as a young girl. She lived most of her life in Shelby and Sabine counties.

            Mrs. Alford died at the home of her son, B.M. Alford, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 1926.

            Survivors were 1 son, B.M. Alford, county clerk of Shelby County, and 5 daughters: Mrs. T.H. Brittain of Center, Mrs. F.P. Swanzy and Mrs. E.A. Doggett of Shelbyville, Mrs S.J. Watson of Joaquin, and Mrs. J.M. Combs of Beaumont. She was a sister of W.C. Land, former postmaster of Center.

            Funeral services were held at the home of her son, on Sunday morning, September 5.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Allen Josiah Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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NANNIE SUE MANTOOTH ALFRED

 

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS

Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX—5 July 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Memorial services for Nannie Sue Alfred, 88, of Sherman, formerly of Lufkin, were held on Saturday in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel. Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Directors of Lufkin were in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alfred was born on September 18, 1913 in Angelina County, Texas, the daughter of Callie Nelson and Tom Mantooth. She died on Wednesday, July 3, 2002 in a Sherman hospital. She was retired from Massingill Market. She was a member of Keltys First Methodist Church.

            Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

 

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NATHANIEL EZEKIEL “ZEKE” ALFORD, JR.

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 30 June 2005

 

            Funeral services for N.E. “Zeke” Alford Jr., 75, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Rockdale.

            Private burial will be at a later date....

            Mr. Alford died Monday, June 27, in an Austin hospital.

            He was a lifelong Rockdale resident and was born July 17, 1929, in Rockdale to the late Nathaniel Ezekiel “Zeke” and Bess Cecile (Clark) Alford.

            From 1956 to 1990 he was a math teacher at Rockdale Junior-High School and had recently been a math teacher at Temple College in Taylor.

            Mr. Alford was a member of First Baptist Church.

            He graduated Rockdale High School in 1946, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Baylor University in 1950, and a bachelor of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1955.

            Mr. Alford also did additional graduate work at the University of Texas at Austin.

            He was an ordained Baptist minister, a photographer, ham radio operator (5KHYS) and had a commercial pilot license.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by a grandchild, Maci Love Dolat.

            Survivors include two [step-]daughters and spouses, Kelli Hilton and husband Jesse of Thorndale; and Staci Dolat and husband Jason of Pipersville, Pennsylvania; also, three grandchildren, Hunter Shea Hilton, Bailee Sierra Hilton and Joshua Jon Dolat.

            Pallbearers were Bill Cooke, Weldon Alford, Clifford Sims, Tom Guthrie, Bill Scurlock, Ernest Hoffmeyer, Charles Holder and Tommy Newton.

 

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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 dates of N.E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Nathaniel Ezekiel “Zeke” Alford Sr. and Bess Cecile Clark Alford, in this compilation.

            Zeke Jr. was born 17 July 1929; married Pamela Love in 1974, and they were divorced in 1986, no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Nathaniel Ezekiel 1929 TX1, Nathaniel Ezekiel 1900 TX 2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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NATHANIEL EZEKIEL “ZEKE” ALFORD, SR.

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Thursday, 18 August 1994

 

            Alford, N.E. “Zeke,” 93, of Rockdale died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Rockdale. Burial I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rockdale. (Phillips & Luckey, Rockdale).

 

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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 dates of N.E. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Rockdale, Milam Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bess Cecile Clark Alford; and son Nathaniel Ezekiel “Zeke” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            We published an article about Zeke in the Fall 1998 issue of AAFA ACTION: “Nathaniel Ezekiel Alford of Rockdale, Texas.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Nathaniel Ezekiel 1900 TX 1, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL2, John Redden 1820 SC3.

 

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NATHANIEL JEFFERSON ALFORD

 

Nathaniel Alford

Photo from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—30 June 1921

 

DEPUTY SHERIFF N.J. ALFORD INSTANTLY KILLED IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT FRIDAY

WHEEL BREAKS DOWN; CAR TURNS TURTLE; ALL OCCUPANTS HURT

 

ROCKDALE—Deputy Sheriff N.J. “Nat” Alford was instantly killed and Messrs. Ira Perry, Dr J.P. Sparks and J.T.H. Lipscomb more or less seriously injured in an automobile accident which occurred at the George Rettig place three miles north of Rockdale.

            The party had started to Cameron in Spark’s Ford car with Dr. Sparks at the wheel. Mr. Lipscomb, an immigration agent for the S.A.A.P., was seated on the back seat with Mr. Alford. Mr. Perry had arrived the day before from San Antonio.

            Just how the accident happened is not quite clear but it was probably from the breaking down of the front wheel of the car making the turn at the crossing. When the wheel broke, the car turned over and landed in a ditch across the roadway. Mr. Perry and Mr. Lipscomb were thrown out of the wreck. Dr. Sparks was caught under it while Mr. Alford was pinned down, the running board of the car resting squarely upon his neck. He neck was broken, his jawbone shattered and death was evidently instantaneous.

            Lipscomb seems to be the most seriously injured of the others, having internal injuries in the region of his kidneys. He was bruised and battered about the face, side and one hand. Perry received a dislocated should, painful bruises and contusions. He also suffered a severe nervous shock and his condition for several hours was quite serious.

            Rettig and son witnessed the accident from their home a few hundred feet distant and hurried to the scene to bring the injured men to town. The Henne & Meyer ambulance went immediately and the body of Mr. Alford was brought in. News of the even spread rapidly and no tragedy ever occurred in Rockdale that had more universal interest or more regretful comment.

            After receiving first aid, Mr. Perry was conveyed to a private home. Dr. Sparks was made comfortable in Mr. Perry’s private room at the office. Mr. Lipscomb was taken to the hotel but was placed on the Sunshine Special and sent to his home in Houston.

            Last reports about him are not the most encouraging but both Mr. Perry and Dr. Sparks are, at this writing, making improvement and in due course will be able to get out again. The death of M. Alford comes as a shock to the entire community. He was probably the best known peace officer in Milam County, having lived here for nearly half a century and for the great part of that time was commissioned as constable or sheriff.

            Nat Alford was a man of many friends, friends from all walks of life, and his untimely death has cast a shadow of gloom in town and the surrounding countryside. His funeral was one of the most well attended in years, as told of in another column.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—25 June 1921

 

ONE KILLED, THREE HURT IN ACCIDENT

DEPUTY SHERIFF VICTIM OF AUTOMOBILE WRECK AT ROCKDALE

 

ROCKDALE, TEXAS, June 24—Nat J. Alford, Deputy Sheriff, was instantly killed: Dr. J.P. Sparks suffered a dislocated collar bone and serious internal injuries: Ira Perry sustained a broken collar bone, and J.T. Lipscomb, immigration agent of the S.A.& A.P. Railroad, received severe injuries about the head and internal injury with bleeding from the kidneys, when an automobile belonging to Dr. Sparks and driven by Perry lost a wheel at the Rockdale-Cameron highway crossing of the S.A. & A.P. this morning at 10 o’clock and turned over in the ditch. Alford was caught under the running board and bones in his head and neck were broken. Lipscomb, after receiving medical attention, was sent to Houston, accompanied by a member of the local Knights of Pythias lodge.

 

“Deputy Alford atop a horse in front of Rockdale City Hall”

Photo source unknown

 

“Deputy Alford’s grave in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Rockdale”

Photo source unknown

 

AAFA NOTES: Nathaniel Jefferson Alford was born 14 Aug 1861 in AL. He married (1) Emma J. Richards on 10 March 1881 in Milam Co., TX. She died in 1885, and he married (2) Izora Elmira Young on 7 Jan 1886.

            See the obituaries of his grandchildren Eugenia Maria Alford Pyle, Nathaniel Jefferson Alford, and Nathaniel Ezekiel Alford Jr.; and his siblings Emma Francis Alford Carver, Martha Catherine Alford Fine, Moses Thomas Alford, and Hurst Justice Alford in this compilation.

            See his death certificate, which says he was born 13 Aug 1861.

            The article above from the Rockdale Reporter was apparently reprinted in an unknown book, with the gravestone and horse photos included here. The following information was printed before the article:

 

Milam County Deputy

N. J. “Nat” Alford

Died in the line of duty, June 24, 1921, while serving the citizens of Milam County

Date of Birth: August 13, 1861

End of Watch: June 24, 1921

Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rockdale, Texas

Served under Sheriff: L.L. Blaylock

 

His name will be added in 2004 to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL1, John Redden 1820 SC2.

 

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NATHANIEL JEFFERSON ALFORD

 

GALVESTON COUNTY DAILY NEWS

Galveston, Galveston Co., TX—Friday, 22 August 2008

 

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LA MARQUE [Galveston Co., TX]—Nathaniel Jefferson Alford, 85, of La Marque, passed away August 20, 2008, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He was born December 12, 1922, in Cameron, Texas to William and Vivian Alford Sr. Mr. Alford has been a resident of La Marque since 1952. As a young man, Nat served in the US Navy during WWII and subsequently was a member of VFW. Later he was employed by Union Carbide where he worked for thirty-nine years and was involved with the Pioneer Club, retiring as a shift superintendent. Nat was a lifelong sports enthusiast, avid hunter and fisherman, captain of the football team in 1941, and La Marque youth baseball coach. He was also in the Knights of Columbus and a faithful member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Patricia Mistretta Alford of La Marque, Texas; sons Jeff Alford and wife Danette of Beaumont, Texas, Tim Alford and wife Virginia of Houston, Texas, Mike Alford and wife Terri of Houston, Texas; sisters Virginia McMillan of Plum Grove, Texas, Winifred Fletcher of Hitchcock, Texas; brother Bill Alford and wife Frances of Hitchcock, Texas; grandchildren Nathan Alford III, Leigh Anne Alford, William Alford, Amanda McNeil and husband Orrie, Angela Alford, Jonathan Alford, Sarah Alford, and Andy Benitoa and wife Melissa.

            Nathaniel is preceded in death by his parents William and Vivian Alford Sr. and sister Jean Pyle.

            Visitation will be held Friday, August 22, 2008, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a vigil at 7:15 p.m., in the chapel of the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, Texas. Funeral service will be Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 11 a.m., at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque with Msgr. T. Joseph Culver officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

            Pallbearers will be Nathan Alford, William Alford, Jonathan Alford, Andy Benitoa, Orrie McNeil, James Agnew, George Pyle, and Randy Stricklind.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of your choice.

James Crowder Funeral Home-La Marque

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nathaniel Jefferson Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 11 Dec 1922, last residence La Marque, Galveston Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his sister Eugenia Maria Alford Pyle in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Nathaniel Jefferson 1922 TX1, William Earnest 1895 TX2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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NECIA MAUDE BALLIEW HALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Saturday, 12 February 1966

 

ALBANY (RNS)—Funeral for Mrs. Necia Maude Halford, 70, who died at 3:40 p.m. Friday in a local hospital after an extended illness, has been set for 3 p.m. Sunday from the Albany Church of Christ with Charles R. Prince, minister, officiating.

            Burial will be in Albany Cemetery under the direction of Godfrey Funeral Home. Active pallbearers will be Harold Castleberry, I.M. Chism, Monroe Lawrence, Gene Thomas, Sport Townsend and Lynn Tate.

            Surviving are her husband; Charley H. Halford, of the home; one son, Bob of Rankin; one daughter, Mrs. Francis Anderson of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Bradford and Mrs. Gladys Crudgington, both of Albany; three brothers, Henry and Lee Balliew, both of Albany, and E.F. Balliew of New Mexico; three granddaughters, Mrs. Deidra Samford of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Janice Rogers of Rankin and Miss Ginger Anderson of Fort Worth; and four great-granddaughters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Charles Houston Halford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Frances M. Halford Anderson in this compilation.

 

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NEEDHAM EDGAR ALFORD

Father of Carolyn Annice Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

Brother of Jo Martin Alford Masingill

 

Photo from Carolyn Alford Saunders, AAFA #0673

 

Source unknown

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—_____ June 1991

 

            Needham Edgar Alford, age 89, of San Antonio, died Friday, June 28, 1991. Mr. Alford was a former member of Noel Memorial Methodist Church of Shreveport, La. He was a member of Broadmoor Lodge #432 F & A.M. in Shreveport, La and a member of El Karubah Shrine, Shreveport, La.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Annice Caulfield Alford.

            Survivors: wife, Lochie Barnhill Alford; daughter Carolyn Alford Saunders; son-in-law, William R. Saunders, both of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; grandson, Kirk W. Saunders and his wife, Denise, Houston, Stan A. Saunders, Mark E. Saunders, both of Austin; Scott M. Saunders, San Antonio; great granddaughter, Annice Marie Saunders, Houston; sisters, Mrs. T.M. Adger, Shreveport, La., Mrs. Drew Wilson, Bartow, FL., Mrs. Bertha McClelland, Mrs. A.C. Masingill, both of Natchitoches, La.

            Services will be Wednesday, July 3, 1991 in Rose-Neath Funeral Home-Marshall Street Chapel, Shreveport, La. Graveside masonic lodge service under the auspices of Broadmoor Lodge #432 R & A.M. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Burn Center, Shreveport, La.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Needham E. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 July 1901, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Lochie Barnhill Sampson Alford; and his sister Bertha Lucille Alford McClelland in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Carrie Mae Alford Adger and Jo Martin Alford Masingill in Louisiana Obituaries; and of his sister Gladys Estelle Alford Wilson in Mississippi Obituaries.

            He was the son of the Rev. Joseph Martin Alford and his wife Carrie Eliza Weiland. We published an extensive history of this family in the Summer 1998 issue of AAFA ACTION, “Joseph Martin Alford, 1870–1963.”

            From his daughter Carolyn Saunders: His five sisters were Carrie Mae Alford Adger, Mary Eliza Alford Foye (preceded him in death), Gladys Estelle Alford Wilson, Bertha Lucille Alford McClelland, and Jo Martin Alford Masingill.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Needham Edgar 1901 LA1, 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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NELDA FORRESTINE LOCKLEAR ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Friday, 8 December 2006

 

            Alford, Nelda Locklear, 82, housewife, of Richardson [Dallas Co., TX] died Wednesday [December 6]. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, Richland Springs Cemetery, Richland Springs. Arrangements by Howell-Doran, San Saba.

 

 

 

Note from photographer: This is a view of the family plot. Far Left: Grady Alford; Middle: Jaffe L Alford; Far right: Sallie H. Alford; Back: James and Nelda Alford

Photos from Richland Springs Cemetery, Richland Springs, San Saba Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet Briggs-Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nelda Forrestine Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 21 July 1924, last residence Richardson, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her sons Grady Sud Alford and Jaffe Lynn Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband, James H. Alford (14 Aug 1921 - 29 Dec 1991), is also buried in Richland Springs Cemetery. His grave has a WWII Army marker.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Hampton 1921 LA1, Henry James 1894 LA2, John 1866 LA3, William Henry Harrison 1823 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NELDA LOUISE CROMWELL ALFORD

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—12 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Nelda Louise Alford, 73, of Laguna Park died Thursday at her residence. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 15, 1998, at Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

            She was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Brownwood. She moved to Waco as a child and attended Waco schools, married Otho Alton Alford, Jr. June 21, 1947 in Marlin, Tx. She was employed as a switch board operator for SW Bell was a member of Laguna Park Baptist Church. Survivors included her husband, Otho A. (Buck) Alford of Laguna Park; three sons, Bill Alford and his wife Barbara, of Houston, Brian Alton Alford and his wife Karen, of Houston and Bernie Ray Alford and his wife, Ingrid, of Inverness. Fla. two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Rich of Waco and Lela Boatman of Waco; a brother, J.B. Cromwell of Waco, nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Amil Ford, Jim Moore, Leori Moore, Arthur L. Dean, George A. Bringar, Albert Hyde, Bradley Alford, and Brent Alford.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nelda L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 28 Aug 1924 and died _____ June 1998, last residence Clifton, Bosque Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Otho Alton Alford, Jr., in this compilation.

 

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NELL ALFORD RHEA

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Monday, 16 May 2005

 

BORGER—Nell Rhea, 66, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Amarillo.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Grace Fellowship Church with Les Sharp, pastor of Faith Covenant Church, officiating. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.

            Mrs. Rhea was a native of Thomas, Okla. She was a nursery worker for Faith Covenant Church.

            Survivors include a son, Russell Rhea of Borger; a brother Olin “O.K.” Alford of Onalaska [Polk Co., TX]; and two grandchildren.

            The family suggests memorials be to Faith Covenant, 1501 S. Florida, Borger, TX 79007 or Grace Fellowship Childrens Ministries, 401 Gardener St., Borger, TX 79007.

            The family be at 1901 Hemlock in Borger.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nell Rhea (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 June 1938, last residence Borger, Hutchinson Co., TX.

 

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NELL COOK ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, LA—12 September 2002

 

SHREVEPORT, LA—Nell Cook Alfred, age 95, died at her son’s home in Houston, TX on September 10, 2002, after a lengthy illness. Visitation will be held at Osborn Funeral Home on Friday, September 13, from 7 until 9 p.m. A private burial service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2002….

            Mrs. Alfred was a native of Shreveport, LA and has been a resident of Houston, TX for the past 19 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church Shreveport for over 75 years. She attended Byrd High School and worked with her husband, Milburne Alfred, well-known photographer and owner of Milburne’s Studio, of nearly 50 years.

            She spent a lifetime in music, beginning as a vocalist on KRMD radio. Through the years she sang in the choir of First Baptist Church, with the Mendelssohn Choral Club, the Shreveport Civic Opera Chorus and the Shreveport Symphony Chorus. She moved to Houston, TX in 1983 to be near her son and his family. In Houston she did volunteer work for March of Dimes, M. D. Anderson Hospital and Houston Public Library.

            Mrs. Alfred was preceded in death by her parents, Philip Porter Cook and May Ratcliff Cook, her husband, Milburne F. Alfred and her brother, Lorry A. Cook. She is survived by her son, Wayne Gray Alfred and wife Mary, of Houston TX: granddaughter, Melanie Alfred Renault and husband, Pascal and great-granddaughter, Madeline Elise Renault, all of Chester VA....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nell C. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 Jan 1907, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

 

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NELLIE ELOIS FEW ALVORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Monday, 12 November 2007

 

 

ARLINGTON—Nellie Elois Few Alvord, 90, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, after a long illness.

            Graveside service: 3:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvord was born July 31, 1917, in Fort Worth, where she lived her entire life. She was a retired employee of Dillard’s. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred E.H. Alvord [Fred Edgar Hedrick Alvord].

            Survivors: Brother, W.M. “Pug” Few; sister, Frankie Goodger; daughter, Freddie Ann Hackney and husband, Woody; sons, Donald Hoffman and wife, Helen, Fred E. Alvord II and wife, Cathey; three granddaughters; one grandson; six great- grandchildren.

            Mount Olivet Funeral Home, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 817-831-0511.

 

Photo from Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kenneth Parrish - parrishkenneth@sbcglobal.net

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nellie Elois Alvord (SS# issued in TX), last residence Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Fred Edgar Hedrick 1898 IL or TX1, Frank Edgar 1861 IL2, Joshua Nichols 1823 NY3, Augustus Tripp 1798 VT4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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NEWTON CECIL ALFRED

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—28 February 1976.

 

            Services for Newton Cecil Alfred, Sr., 72, of Lancaster, Texas, a former Shreveport resident, will be held Sunday at 2 PM in Providence Baptist Church of Spring Ridge with the Rev. Windy Wingate, associate pastor of Laurel Heights Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at providence Cemetery under direction of Wellman Funeral Home.

            A native of Spring Ridge, Mr. Alfred died Thursday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, following a short illness. He was a retired policeman.

            Survivors include five sons, Newton C. Alfred, Jr. of Paris, Texas, James T. Alfred of Lancaster, Texas; Jerry W. Alfred of Arizona; Robert G. Alfred of Dallas, Texas; and Johnny L. Alfred of Michigan; a brother, L.B. Alfred of Shreveport; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Mr. Alfred’s pallbearers will be his nephews.

 

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 Newton Alfred (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Oct 1903, last residence Lancaster, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evie B. Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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NINA SMITH ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Friday, 17 February 2006

 

            Nina Smith Alford, 89, of Amarillo died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006.

            Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church with Darrel D. Fincher, pastor, officiating. Eulogist will be her nephew, the Rev. Climmie Smith, of Lompoc, Calif.

            Mrs. Alford was born Nov. 13, 1916, to the parentage of Alonzo and Versie Austin Smith in Clarksville, (Red River County) Texas. The youngest of eight children, she grew up and attended schools in Clarksville.

            She married Delbert “Del” Alford on Dec. 23, 1935, in Clarksville, and to this union four daughters were born and one grandson reared.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church for more than 43 years, where she served as a deaconess and worked with the South-Side Circle of the WMS for many years. She was a burial policy agent for Richardson Burial Association of Texarkana until its closing in the late 1960s, and later became burial policy representative for the late Mr. Clifford Austin of Austin Funeral Home. Mrs. Alford was also a sales representative for Lucky Heart Cosmetics for more than 50 years, from the mid-1950s until her death. She was also a former member of the North Star-Electa Order of the Eastern Star.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years in 1992; a daughter, Valene Mims in 1986; two grandsons; three brothers; and three sisters.

            Survivors include three daughters, Pearlene Brown, Versie Moore-Skinner and Lillie P. Miller, all of Amarillo; four grandsons, Delbert “D.L.” Moore of the home, Leroy Mims Jr. and Joel E. Miller Jr., both of Amarillo, and Leonard Mims and wife Tasya of Las Vegas; two granddaughters, Merri McClain of Amarillo and Wanda Mims of Arlington; a brother, the Rev. J.E. Smith of Memphis; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            The family will be at 1305 Mimosa Lane.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter Versie Alford Moore-Skinner in this compilation.

 

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NOLA RAE ALFORD ANGER

Sister of Charles Haskell Alford, AAFA #0187

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ August 1979

 

            Mrs. Nola Alford Anger, 51, of Houston died Sunday, August 26, 1979, in a local hospital. Native of Kemphill [sic—should be Hemphill], Tx. Houston resident for the past 8 years. Member of the First Baptist Church of Houston. Survivors: Daughters, Laura Bistline, Traci Anger, both of Houston; sons, Dennis Anger, Oak Grove, La., Craig Anger, Houston; sister, Helen Brummett, Silsbee, Tx., Hazel Guinn, Beaumont, Tx., Gayle Kelly, Zwolle, La., Hilda Walker, Buras, La., brothers, Felton Alford, Beaumont, Tx., Haskel Alford, Milwaukee, Wis., Hoe Alford, Las Crus [sic], N.M., four grandchildren.

            Funeral service 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Chapel.... Interment Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Pallbearers: Felton Anger, Haskel Anger, Hoe Anger, Julius Priebe, Dally Walke and Tom Douthit....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Felton Herbert Alford and Hilda Mae Alford Walker in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Nola Rae 1928 TX1, Clarence Vivian 1888 TX2, Thomas Redden 1855 AL/TX3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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NOLAND MAURICE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Saturday, 10 January 2004

 

            Noland Maurice Alford born in Slocum [Anderson Co.], Texas on March 19, 1928 passed away on January 8, 2004 in Houston at the age of 75.

            He was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Jean Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by sons, Kenneth Alford and Allen Alford; daughter, Cheryl Vassar and husband Buddy; grandchildren, Shilo, Becky and husband John, Dean and wife Robbie, Monica and husband Daryl, Billy, Jamie, Mitch and wife Jennifer; great grandchildren, Sean, Cory, Brandon, Mark, Courtney, Logan (Little Man), Abney Star, Joshua, and Briana; sisters, Delores and Vernon Ledoux, Benita Mitchell, Mary Ann and LeeRoy Meadows and Peggy Meyer along with other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 12, 2004 in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home…. Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews. Interment to follow in Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Earthman Resthaven Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Hollis

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Wanda Jean Murphree Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NORMA GAIL CHANEY HALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Saturday, 12 February 2005

 

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            Norma Gail “Granny” Halford, 56, of Amarillo died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Temple Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery by Memorial Park Funeral Home, 6969 E. Interstate 40.

            Mrs. Halford was born Aug. 29, 1948, to L.D. and Wavanee Chaney in Amarillo. She married Larry Halford on June 26, 1982, in Amarillo. She was a loving wife, mother and granny all of her life. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church and later joined Hollywood Road Community Church.

            Survivors include her husband; two sons, Mark Halford and wife, Lisa, of Dallas and Norman Halford of Houston; two daughters, Jennifer Hodges of Amarillo and Torri Hodges of Clovis, N.M.; a brother, Wyley Chaney and wife, Peggy, of Amarillo; three grandchildren, Cheyenne Hodges, Parker Cottrell and Ashley Popawell; and a great-granddaughter, Naomi....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Norma G. Halford (SS# issued in TX).

 

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NORMA RUTH LUSK ALFORD HICKS

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Sunday, 31 December 2006

 

            Norma Ruth Alford-Hicks, 59, of Lubbock died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006 in Lubbock. She was born Dec. 30, 1946 in Lubbock to the late T. R. and Lillie Lusk. Norma resided in Odessa, moving to Lubbock in 2001 to be closer to family. Her husband, Charlie Hicks preceded her in death in 2001. She enjoyed crocheting, playing bingo, solitaire, computer games, and watching football.

            Survivors include: two sons, Michael Graves and Kenneth Alford and wife Jane; daughter, Deanna McNally and husband Robert; brother, Teddy Lusk; sister, Glynda Boman and husband David; “adopted” daughter, Carrie Larner and husband Jim; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. John Ballard officiating.

            Special thanks to the staff at Heritage Oaks for their care and compassion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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NORMAN LEE ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Saturday, 11 January 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

BURLESON—Norman Lee Alford, a commercial painting contractor, was found dead Thursday in Benbrook. He was 39. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Burleson. Burial will be in Prairie Springs Cemetery in Burleson.

            Mr. Alford was born in Fort Worth and had lived in Burleson for seven years. He was a former resident of Odessa for eight years.

            He was a veteran of the Marine Corps.

            Survivors: Wife, Tina Alford of Joshua; son, Alan Alford of Joshua; two daughters, Toni Alford and Stacy Alford, both of Joshua; father, John Lee Alford of Arlington, and mother, Dorothy L. Lindsey of Joshua.

 

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Photo from Prairie Springs Cemetery, Burleson, Johnson Co., TX

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

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Jan 1992) dates of N.L. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence not listed.

 

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NORMAN WHITFORD ALFORD

AAFA #0758

 

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 14 January 1997

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            A Drama Entitled “The Life and Times of Norman W. Alford” opened on March 31, 1923 and closed on January 12, 1997.

            He leaves behind his longtime companion, Stanley J. Nestlerode, and a supporting cast of loving friends, including Barbara Runge and Rusty Howard of Houston, his aunt, Pearl Nix Albritton of Mississippi, and many others.

            Norman’s parents, Maie Norman Alford and Garland W. Alford predeceased him.

            During his 73 years, Norman played many roles: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant serving in India during World War II; student at University of Houston; Vice President of Computer Concepts, Inc.; owner of Alford Antiques; Office Manager for Law Offices of Barbara Runge. Norman especially enjoyed his years of traveling the U.S. while selling his antique glass collection. A member of Prime Timers, Norman loved theater, music, antiques, and the arts.

            A funeral service will be held in the Chapel of Central Presbyterian Church at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 14, 1997. Burial will be in Monticello [Lawrence Co.], Mississippi.

            In lieu of flowers, donations maybe mailed to The Central Presbyterian Church—Flower Fund, 3788 Richmond, Houston, Texas 77027.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Norman W. Alford (SS# issued in MS), but his death date is listed as 15 February 1997, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of his stepmother, Mamie Lee Honea Watts Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Norman Whitford 1923 AR1, Garland Whitford 1899 MS2, Julius Whitford 1868 MS3, James Thomas 1840 MS4, Julius Caesar 1808 NC5, James 1764 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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NORMAN WINSTON 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—Thursday, 29 January 1970

 

            Norman W. Alford, 60, 706 Kelley, passed away Wednesday [January 28]. Resident of Houston 27 years.

            Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Grealdine Alford, Houston; daughters, Mrs. Dixie Lee O’Reilly, Mrs. Diinah Zaleski, Miss Debbie Alford; son, Emmett N. Alford, all of Houston; sisters, Mrs. Era McHenry, Alabama, Mrs. Mary Adams, Longview; brothers, Robert Alford, Alabama, Raymond Alford, Giddings; one grandchild.

            Services 3 p.m. Thursday, Forest Park East Cemetery Chapel. Interment Forest Park East Cemetery. Heights Funeral Home.

 

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 28 January 1970

 

GROCER SHOT TO DEATH BY HOLDUP MAN

 

            A robber shot and killed a struggling grocer while the grocer’s wife looked on.

            Norman W. Alford, 60, of 706 Kelley, was shot to death in the parking lot of his grocery at 1101 Collingsworth Tuesday night.

            His wife, Geraldine, said the heavyset gunman entered the store, marched her husband from a back room, forced him to rifle the cash register and then marched him to the parking lot while trying to extract Alford’s billfold from his pocket.

            Mrs. Alford, who ran screaming from the store, said she tried to help her husband, who was struggling with the burly gunman.

            She hit the bandit with a sweater, he said. The gunman started to run, then whirled and fired several times, killing Alford instantly.

            It was the city’s 26th homicide in the first 27 days of 1970.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norman Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 15 Nov 1909 and died _____ Jan 1970, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Geraldine English Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers James Robert Alford and Raymond Guy Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            Norman’s niece Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715, reports that this robbery was the third time Norman had been robbed at gunpoint in his store, by different people. The person who killed Norman was killed in the summer of 1970 in California in another attempted armed robbery at a store.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Norman Winston 1909 AL1, James Thomas 1873 AL2, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL3, Levin Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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NORRIS EDGAR “BUCK” ALFORD

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Sunday, 30 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

LEVELLAND (Special)—Services for Norris Edgar “Buck” Alford, 70, of Levelland will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the City of Levelland Cemetery with the Rev. Bruce Cotton, pastor of the College Avenue Baptist Church, officiating.

            Burial is under the direction of Head Family Funeral Home.

            Alford died Friday, Nov. 28, 1997, at St. Mary Hospital in Lubbock.

            He was born June 19, 1927, in Clarksville. He married Loveta Mayfield on June 27, 1956, in Levelland. She died in 1986. He lived in Levelland since 1954 after moving from Clarksville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a Baptist.

            He was an oil field truck driver.

            Survivors include four sons, Norris Earl of Littlefield, Milton Dale of Seminole, Kenneth Wayne of Lubbock and Wesley Ray of Levelland; a daughter, Angela Ann Alford of Lubbock; a sister, Katy McAdams of Sulphur Springs; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Norris Norwood Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Norris Edgar 1927 TX1, Norris Norwood 1906 TX2, William Henry 1884 TX3, William Jamison 1853 AR4, John H. 1818 GA5, Haywood 1780 GA6.

 

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NORRIS NORWOOD ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Monday, 22 October 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

            Graveside services for Norris N. Alford, 83, Grand Prairie, relative of an East Texas resident, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Bridge Chapel Cemetery, Mount Pleasant….

            Arrangements are under direction of Hughes Funeral Homes, Grand Prairie.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday [October 20].

            He was born Oct. 28, 1906, in Red River County.

            Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Alford, Grand Prairie; one daughter, Katie McAdams, Big Spring; one son, Norris Eddger “Buck” Alford, Loveland; one brother, Travis Alford, Euless; one sister, Edith Cook, Clarksville; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives....

 

Photo from Bridges Chapel Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Anonymous

Photo posted 15 June 2009

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1990) dates of N.N. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Dorothy Louise Vaughn Tyson Alford; brothers Horace William Alford, Hubert Pershing Alford, and Travis Elmer Alford, and his son Norris Edgar Alford in this compilation.

            Norris Norwood Alford was the son of William Henry Alford (6 March 1884 - 11 February 1936) and Katie Belle Childress (10 July 1882 - 23 April 1950).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Norris Norwood 1906 TX1, William Henry 1884 TX2, William Jamison 1853 AR3, John H. 1818 GA4, Haywood 1780 GA5.

 

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NOVA NADINE HINDSLEY ALLFORD

 

HERALD DEMOCRAT

Denison, Grayson Co., TX—29 September 2012

 

BONHAM—Graveside funeral services for Nova Nadine Allford, 80, of Bonham will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday September 9, 2012 at the Smyrna Cemetery. Chaplain Charlie Holt will be officiating.

            Named as Pallbearers are: Steven Peebles, James Haywood, Jody Haywood, Danny Duncan, Jeffery Allford, and Jacob Allford, Honorary Pallbearers are Austin Haywood and James Richardson.

            Mrs. Allford passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012 at her residence in Bonham.

            Mrs. Allford was born on October 23, 1931 in Bonham the daughter of Perry and Bessie (Tyler) Hindsley. She married Tex (Pete) Allford February 11, 1961 in Bonham, and he preceded her in death July 16, 2008. Mrs. Allford was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

            She is survived by sons, Gayland J. Allford and wife Dawn of Shallowwater, Rickey Pete Allford and wife Robin of Amarillo, Thomas Neil Haywood of Howe, Bobby Allen Haywood and wife Debbie of Shallowwater; daughters, Debbie Ford and Beau Cherry of Bonham, Delores Martinek and husband Bobby of Howe; 18 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Perry Hindsley and Weldon Hindsley of Bonham; sister, Gloria Thomlinson of Bonham.

            Along with her parents and husband, Mrs. Allford was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

            Family visitation will be held from 1 -2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham.

            To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.coopersorrells.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Tex “Pete” Allford, in this compilation.

 

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NYLA CORRINE PAULSON ALFORD

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX——Saturday, 14 April 2001

 

            Nyla Corrine Paulson Alford, 66, of Waco, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at her residence. Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, April 16, at First Lutheran Church…. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, 6101 Bosque Blvd.

            Ms. Alford was born Oct. 17, 1934, to the Rev. Isaac and Ann Paulson in Longmont, Colo. She married Howard Edward Alford on May 10, 1959. She was a 1952 graduate of Waco High School and a June 1957 graduate of St. Olaf College. She was employed with Waco State Home as a social worker from 1957 to 1961. She was a chapter manager at Heart of Texas Red Cross from 1982 to 2000. She was a member of Rotary Club of Waco, National Society of Fund Raising and AAUW-American Association of University Women.

            She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 19, 1992; parents; and daughter, Rebecca Lynn Alford.

            Survivors include her sons, Nathan and Lacie Alford of Waco, Craig and Leigh Ann Alford of Bedford and Brad and Robin Alford of Waco; sister, Ellie and Jim Olson of Appleton, Wis.; and grandchildren, Hailey, McKenzie, Sydney, Jacob and Ethan.

            Pallbearers will be Bill Miller, Guy Dean, David Hafner, Ralph Johnson, Steve Jansma, Jeff Spelman, Kirby Mueller, Kyle Burroughs and Jimmy Burnett. Honorary pallbearers will be Patrick Miller, Jonathan Miller and Kent Holiday….

 

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

 

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O.C. ALFORD

Father of Oliver Carroll Alford, AAFA #0212

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—7 January 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            O.C. Alford, 66, passed away at a local hospital on January 7, 1982. A resident of Palestine, Texas, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Thurmond Alford, of the home; three daughters, Kathy Norman, of Houston; Sandra Burnett, of Austin; Judy Barlow of Jacksonville, Texas; three sons, Gevan Alford and Carroll Alford, both of Houston; Duane Alford of Austin; four brothers of Elkhart, Texas; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford will lie in state Friday, January 8, 1982, at Heights Funeral Home. Services will be Saturday, January 9, 1982 at 3 p.m. at Hassell and Foster Funeral Home, in Palestine, Texas with interment in Crawford Cemetery, in Elkhart, Texas....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that O. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Aug 1915 and died _____ Jan 1982, last residence Palestine, Anderson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Thurmond Alford; and his brothers Maurice Lee Alford and Ronald K. Alford in this compilation.

            O.C. Alford was born in Anderson Co., TX, the son of James Edward Alford and Agnes Marie Moore. His first wife was Lucille M. Wortham.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: O.C. 1915 TX1, James Edward 1881 TX2, Redden 1859 AL3, Richard 1829 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ODIE LEE HALFORD MIDDLETON

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—28 June 2001

 

            Odie Lee Middleton, 66, of Vidor died June 26, 2001, at Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

            Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            A native of Meadville, Miss., she lived in Vidor for 48 years and was a convenience store cashier.

            Survivors include her daughter, Catherine McCarver of Vidor; sisters, Lorine Norris and Winnie Maude Montgomery, both of Meadville, Miss.; and one grandchild.

 

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Photo from Restlawn Memorial Park, Vidor, Orange Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet Bertram

Photo posted 9 Nov 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odie L. Middleton (SS# issued in TX) was born 31 May 1935, last residence Vidor, Orange Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Leona Halford Halford; and her sister Lorine Halford Norris in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Her maternal HALFORD lineage: Odie Lee 1935 MS1, Leona 1916 MS2, James William 1889 MS3, James William 1867 MS4, John E. 1847 AL5, James D. about 1813 SC6, James S. 1793 SC7.

 

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ODUS WAYNE ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 23 January 2011

 

LINDEN—Memorial services for Odus Wayne Alford, 61, of Linden, will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Mr. Alford died Friday, January 21, 2011, at a Linden hospital.

            Born February 2, 1949, in Bokahoma, Okla., he was a truck driver. Survivors include his daughter, Janice Onley; stepson, Richard Parrish; brothers, Randy, Jimmie and Billy Alford; and sisters, Debbie Day and Ruth Alford.

            Online guestbook may be signed at www.reeder-davis.com.

 

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Reeder Davis-Schindler Funeral Home

Linden, Cass Co., TX—_____

 

            Odus Wayne Alford, 61, of Linden, passed away Friday January 21, 2011 in a Linden hospital. He was born on February 2, 1949 in Bokahoma, Oklahoma. He was a truck driver.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Jessie Alford, and a sister, Jeannie Fairless.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a daughter, Janice Onley; step-son, Richard Parrish; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Jimmie Alford, Billy and Jane Alford; two sisters, Debbie Day and husband, Dean, and Ruth Alford; three grandchildren, Heather Fuller, Courtney Hall, Ashton Onley.

            A memorial service is to be scheduled at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odus W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Feb 1949, last residence not listed.

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

 

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OLA B. ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 10 May 2000

 

ALVARADO—Ola B. Alford, 89, a director of the Senior Citizens Center in Alvarado who retired in 1995, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at a Fort Worth nursing home.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Alvarado. Burial: Glenwood Cemetery in Alvarado. Visitation: 1:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Baker Funeral Home.

            Ola B. Alford was born on Dec. 25, 1919, in Alvarado, Texas.

            Baker Funeral Home Fort Worth, (817) 332-4468.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ola B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 25 Dec 1919, last residence Alvarado, Johnson Co., TX.

 

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OLA M. HALFORD STEPHENS

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 21 August 2010

 

            Stephens, Ola Halford “Honey” resident of Canton, Texas since 1984. Born December 20, 1909 passed away peacefully August 18, 2010 after a brief illness. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

            She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Leon and Duanne Halford three grandchildren; six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. The family would like to thank all her many friends in Canton, Texas, the wonderful caretakers at Home Care & Hospice of East Texas, the staff at the Linnwood Nursing and Rehab & Hospice Compasses of Dallas. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 2-4pm at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6000 S. R.L. Thornton, Dallas, TX 75232. Graveside services will be held Monday, August 23, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 3920 Samuel Blvd, Dallas, TX 75228 at 11:00am.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ola M. Stephens (SS# issued in TX), last residence Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX.

 

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OLGA MAE “SISSIE” GRANGER ALFORD

 

ORANGE LEADER

Orange, Orange Co., TX—Sunday, 18 April 2010

 

 

            Olga Mae “Sissie” Alford, 82, of Orangefield, died Friday, April 16, 2010.

            Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Jim Hardwick of First Christian Church in Orangefield and Reverend Bobby Granger.

            Burial will follow at Alford Cemetery in Orangefield.

            Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford was born on April 27, 1927 in Orangefield. She was the daughter of Noah Adam Granger, Sr. and Julia (Hill) Granger. In 1944, Olga graduated as Valedictorian of her high school class. From 1969 to 1987, she worked as a claims examiner for Texas Employment Commission and volunteered at the Orange Lions Club from 1987 to 1990. She was also a member of First Christian Church of Orangefield.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Price Alford, Sr.; son, Clifford P. Alford, Jr.; parents, Noah Adam and Julia Granger; brothers, David Arnold Granger and Henry Wynn Granger; and sister, Frances Earline Micheletti.

            Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters and son-in-law, Peggy Alford and Kathy and Clement Tillman all of Orangefield; sons and daughters-in-law, Avery and Della Alford of Bridge City and Robert and Julie Alford of Orange; daughter-in-law, Mary Alford of Orangefield; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            She is also survived by her brothers, Joe Neal “Buddy” Granger of Orange and Noah Adam “Jackie” Granger, Jr. and wife, Tommie of Spurger; and sister and brother-in-law, Patsy Jean and Jimmy Johnson of Orange.

            When Olga retired from the Texas Employment Commission in 1987, instead of a retirement party she had a carwash donating all of the proceeds to charity. Following this tradition, the family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to First Christian Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 337 Orangefield, TX 77639.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Olga Mae Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Orangefield, Orange Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Clifford Price Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Clifford Price Alford, Jr. in this compilation.

 

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OLITA MCCOY ALFORD

 

Photo from Mooney Family Tree, Ancestry.com

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 8 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

SERVICES TODAY FOR EX-BUSINESSWOMAN OLITA ALFORD, 86

 

            Olita M. Alford, former chairwoman of Alford Refrigerated Warehouses in Dallas, died Wednesday [January 6]. She was 86.

            Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas. A private entombment will follow.

            Mrs. Alford, a longtime Dallas resident, was chairwoman of the Alford family business for 26 years, retiring in 1991. Her husband, Fred F. Alford, started the frozen food distribution company in 1936.

            The Denison native was also an avid sportswoman and member of the Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame.

            “She was a real good shot,” said her granddaughter, B.W. Alford. “She went fishing every weekend until she got sick.”...

 

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MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Saturday, 8 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

            Olita M. Alford, born in Denison in 1907, died in Dallas, January 5, 1994. An avid sports enthusiast, member of Koon Kreek Klub, and in the Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame. Chairman of the Board, Alford Refrigerated Warehouses from 1965–1991.

            She is survived by her granddaughter, B.W. Alford.

            Services will be held 2:30 P.M., Saturday, January 8, 1994, at Sparkman-Hillcrest. Private entombment.....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Olita M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 July 1907, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Frederick Fergus Alford Sr.; and son Frederick Fergus Alford Jr. in this compilation. His birth record provides her maiden name.

 

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OLIVER FRANKLIN “FRANK” ALFORD

Uncle 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—Saturday, 29 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

June 5, 1918 – Dec. 27, 2001

 

ROCKDALE [Milam Co.]—Services for Frank Alford, 83, of Marlin are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale…. Burial will be in the Gause Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday [Dec 27] in the V.A. Hospital in Marlin.

            He was born in Lee County and lived in Marlin 36 years. He formerly lived in Gause and was a farmer and rancher for 36 years. He also worked for Alcoa in Rockdale for 15 years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the First Christian Church in Forest Grove.

            He was preceded in death by four sons, Donald Franklin Alford, Jimmy Earl Alford, William Oliver Alford and Johnny Paul Alford; and a stepson, Bill Davlin.

            Survivors include his wife, Connie Davlin Alford of Marlin; three sons, Thomas Eugene Alford of Livingston, David Norman Alford and Michael Allen Alford, both of Gause; a stepson, Tom Davlin of Kosse; three daughters, Jan Willard and Judy Woods, both of Gause, and Sharon Barnett of Waxahachie; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Riley of Garland; two brothers, Weldon Alford and Bill Alford, both of Rockdale; a sister, June Fenn of Houston; 33 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

 

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ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—Thursday, 3 January 2002

 

            Funeral services for Frank Alford, 83, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Mr. Chad Lagrone officiating. Burial followed in the Gause Cemetery in Gause. He died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001 in the VA Hospital in Marlin.

            Mr. Alford, a resident of Marlin for the past 36 years, formerly of Gause, was born June 5, 1918 in Lee County to Tom and Carolina (Rose) Alford. A farmer and rancher for 36 years, he had worked at Alcoa in Rockdale for 15 years.

            Mr. Alford and Connie Davlin were married for 36 years. He was a World War II Veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of First Christian Church at Forest Grove.

            Preceding him in death were four sons, Donald Franklin Alford, Jimmy Earl Alford, William Oliver Alford and Johnny Paul Alford; parents; brothers, Clarence Alford, Jamie Alford and Johnny Alford; sisters, Lavaina Alford, Edith Brown and Mary Tuma; step son, Bill Davlin.

            Surviving are: his wife, Connie Davlin Alford of Marlin; sons, Thomas Eugene Alford of Livingston, David Norman Alford and Michael Allen Alford both of Gause and step-son Tom Davlin of Kosse; daughters, Jan Willard and Judy Woods both of Gause, Sharon Barnett of Waxahachie and step-daughter Elizabeth Riley of Garland; brothers, Weldon Alford and Bill Alford both of Rockdale; sister, June Fenn of Houston; 33 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

            Pallbearers were Robert Alford, Ryan Alford, Barry Alford, Bradley Alford, Shane Johnson and Jeff Alford.

            Honorary pallbearers were Chris Barnett, Jereald Lagrone and Tom Alford.

 

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

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

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oliver F. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 5 June 1918, last residence Marlin, Falls Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Ada Valerie Newcomb Alford Willard; sons Donald Franklin Alford and William Oliver Alford; parents Thomas Ewin Alford and Carolina Rose Alford; and siblings Clarence Ewin Alford, Edith Alford Brown, James A. Alford, Luvenia Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, and Wilburne Sessions Alford in this compilation.

            TX Divorces: Oliver Franklin Alford, age 50, and Ada Valerie Alford, age 45, were divorced on 21 Aug 1968 in Milam Co., TX. Their marriage date is listed as 21 Sept 1939.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Oliver Franklin 1912 TX1, Thomas Ewin 1887 TX2, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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OLLIE MARILYN LAGRONE ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 30 August 1994

 

            Alford, Marilyn, 58, of Thorndale died Sunday [August 28]. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Rockdale. Burial I.O.F.F. Cemetery, Rockdale.

 

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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 show that Ollie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 31 Dec 1935 and died 28 Aug 1994, last residence Thorndale, Milam Co., TX.

            From TX Marriages: Ollie Marilyn Lagrone, age 30, married Lee Hurst Alford, ae 33, on 22 March 1966 in Travis Co., TX.

 

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OMA VICKERY ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 21 August 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

PALESTINE—Services for Oma Vickery Alford, 86, Onalaska, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday in Bailey & Foster Funeral Home Chapel in Palestine.

            Burial will be in Strong Memorial Park, Slocum.

            Mrs. Alford died Thursday in a Huntsville hospital.

            She was born Feb. 25, 1907, in Slocum to the late Andrew Jackson Vickery and Ruth Turner Vickery. She was a member of the Slocum Christian Church.

            In addition to her parents, Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Lee Alford, on Aug. 29, 1978.

            Survivors include four daughters, Delores LeDoux and Peggy Meyer, both of Onalaska, Mary Ann Meadows, Houston, and Benita Mitchell, Stafford; one son, Maurice Arnold, Houston; one sister, Verna Jones, Groveton; two brothers, LeRoy Vickery, Onalaska, and Reggie Vickery, Fort Smith, Ark.; 22 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Kenneth Alford, Allen Alford, Jimmy Adams, Larry Meadows, Ronald Meadows and Heath Williams.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of Oma’s husband, Maurice Lee Alford, in this compilation.

 

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OMIE RUNELS ALFORD

 

WEIMAR MERCURY

Weslaco, Hidalgo Co., TX—Thursday, 9 March 1972

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. J.L. (Mom) Alford, 76, of Sheridan [Colorado Co.] were held Friday, March 3, at Mill-Bauer Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, with burial in the Cheatham Cemetery near Sheridan....

            Mrs. Alford, a Sheridan resident since February 1942, died March 1 of a heart attack.

            Born in Appelby, Texas, Feb 5, 1896, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Runels, she was married to J.L. [Julius Leslie] Alford Jan 18, 1914 in Shelby County. She was a member of First Christian Church of Orangefield.

            Mr. Alford died March 12, 1952. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Emmett Koenig, July 28, 1969; a great-grandson, Luther Jerry Alford Jr., Aug. 2, 1969; and three brothers, Adron, Azmon, and Jack Runels.

            Surviving are a son, Luther Alford of Rock Island; three daughters, Mrs. E.N. (Dorothy) Mahan and Mrs. Isam (Helen) Brisco Jr. of Sheridan and Miss Tootsie M. Alford of Kodiak, Alaska; six grandchildren, Luther J. (Butch) Alford of Sugar Land, Mary Lou Alford and Charles L. Koenig of Houston, Jimmie Brisco of Kodiak, Alaska, and Hellene and Regeneld Brisco of Sheridan; six great-grandchildren, Lisa and Tracie Alford of Sugar Land, Binky, Richard, Cindy and Sheila Koenig of Houston; five foster children and five foster brothers.

            Pallbearers were Jim Ross, Johnie Garze, Howard Criswell, Bob Criswell, Lavo Brisco, and Albert Botard.

 

AAFA NOTES: From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate confirms her birth date and place. She died of coronary thrombosis. Her parents are identified as Robert Runels and Elizabeth Crawford.

            See the obituary of her daughter Tootsie Mae Alford Babb in this compilation.

 

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OPAL CHRISTINE WATSON ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Harold Alford, AAFA #0169, and William Malcolm Alford, AAFA #0198

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Thursday, 25 May 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

            Mrs. Opal C. Alford, 81, of Austonio, passed away Friday, May 19, 2000, in the East Texas Medical Center-Tyler. Mrs. Alford was born March 20, 1919, in Dyersburg, Tennessee and had lived in Austonio for the past 20 years. She was a retired secretary for Coca-Cola Company. Mrs. Alford was member of the Austonio Baptist Church and was in the Ladies Auxiliary for the East Texas Medical Center-Crockett.

            Survivors include her husband, Dorman Alford of Austonio; sons, W.D. Alford and wife Janice A. of Austin, Kenneth Alford of Austonio; grandchildren, Sandra L. Newton of Baytown, Jeffrey S. Alford of Austin, William Brian Alford of Austin, Jonathan Davidson of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren Katie and Sarah Newton; brothers and sisters, Serene Hill of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Rev. Willard L. Watson of Dyersburg, Tennessee, Thomas Ray Watson of Coos Bay, Oregon, Maggie May Rice of Newbern, Tennessee, Eugene Watson of Dyersburg, Buster Watson of Covington, Tennessee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

            Preceding her in death were her parents, Andy and Ida Watson, and brothers, John B. Watson and Brown Watson.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Opal C. Alford were held on Sunday, May 21, 2000 at the Austonio Baptist Church. Burial was at Creek Cemetery.

 

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HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—18 June 2000

 

            Mrs. Opal Christine Alford went to be with her lord on Friday, May 19, 2000 in Tyler, after a long illness. She was born March 20, 1919 to Andrew and Ida Watson. She attended and graduated from Dyersburg High School in June 1938.

            Mrs. Alford was a devoted wife to Dorman Alford, whom she married Dec. 20, 1942 while he was stationed in the Army Air Corp at Dyersburg Army Airfield. After the war Mr. and Mrs. Alford moved to Houston in January 1947, where they lived until retiring in 1983, then moved to Austonio.

            While living in Houston, Mrs. Alford was a volunteer librarian with the Houston Independent School District as well as a church librarian at Oak Forest Baptist Church, where she and her husband were charter members. She was also librarian at the Lazy Brook Baptist Church as well as Austonio Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford’s employment career started with the J.C. Penny Company where she worked for a number of years, then she was one of the first employees of the new Champions Golf Club, working directly for Jackie Burke and Jimmy Demaret. She was also an Office Manager to Jimmy Burke, where she spent the next ten years developing a deep love for golf. Mrs. Alford left Champions and joined the Coca-Cola Company canners division as office manager, for the next 12 years, after which she left Coca-Cola and worked as executive secretary to senior vice-president Jim Plant at Misher Corporation, then retiring. Even during her employment career Mrs. Alford’s love of music, books and education prompted her to take private piano lessons, be the church librarian, as well as continuing her education, by going back to college majoring in English and History.

            After retiring and moving to Austonio, Mrs. Alford worked as a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary East Texas Medical Center eventually becoming its president.

            Mrs. Alford and her husband were among the first volunteers for the Houston County Historical Commission working for Eliza Bishop. She worked faithfully and diligently for her church Austonio Baptist Church, which she loved dearly. Her love of flowers and gardening can still be seen by the rows of trees she planted at Austonio Community Center.

            She was a loving and caring mother to two sons, W.D. Alford and wife Janice of Austin and Kenneth C. Alford of Austonio. Mrs. Alford’s pride and joy were her three grandchildren, Sandy Newton of Highland, Jeff and Brian Alford both of Austin, as well as her great-grandchildren Sarah and Katie Newton of Highland.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 58 years Dorman Alford of Austonio; sisters Serena Hill of Dyersburgh, Tenn., Mae Rice and husband Doug of Newbern, Tenn; brothers Rev. Willard Watson and wife Emily of Dyersburgh, Tenn., Gene and wife Mary Lee of Dyersburg, Tenn., Thomas Ray and wife Bernice of Coos Bay, Oregon and Buster L. Watson of Covington, Tenn., as well as other numerous nieces, nephews.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford were held Sunday, May 21, at 2 p.m. at the Austonio Baptist with Pastor Frank Oswald officiating, with special message brought by the Rev. Willard Watson. Interment followed at the Creek Cemetery.

            Pallbearers were Lee Lundy, Tommy Lundy, Bill Alford, Jeff Alford, Brian Alford, John Newton and Danny Campbell. Honorary pallbearers were the Rev. Willard L. Watson, Bill Alford Sr., Buster Watson, Thomas Ray Watson and Gene Watson.

            Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Creek Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Dancer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Opal C. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Crockett, Houston Co., TX.

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

 

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OPAL FRANCIS ALVORD RAMSEY

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Saturday, 26 July 2003

 

POWDERLY [Lamar Co.]—Opal Francis Ramsey, 88, of Powderly, died on Saturday, July 19, 2003 at the Heritage Care Center in Paris. Funeral services were held on July 21 in the chapel of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home. Burial followed in Red Hill Cemetery.

            She was born on September 1, 1914, in Lama County to Lucious Marshall and Goldie Christine Daughtry Alvord. She married Wylie Ramsey on October 24, 1932 in Hugo, Oklahoma. He died on June 18, 1986.

            Survivors include her four children, Zoel Ramsey and his wife, Mary, and Myrna Pendleton, all of Powderly; Lucky Ramsey of Pecan Gap and Iris Coney and her husband, L.J., of Paris; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her husband, Wylie, a son, Ercil Ramsey, and a daughter, Fawn Brasier, preceded her in death.

 

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ROXTON PROGRESS

Roxton, Lamar Co., TX—Thursday, 7 August 2003

 

POWDERLY—Opal Francis Ramsey, 88, of Powderly, died on Saturday, July 19, 2003, at the Heritage Care Center in Paris. Funeral services were held on Monday, July 21, in the chapel of Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home. Burial followed in Red Hill Cemetery.

            She was born on September 1, 1914, in Lamar County to Lucious Marshall and Goldie Christine Daughtrey Alvord. She married Wylie T. Ramsey on October 24, 1932, in Hugo, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Bounds Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her children Zoel (Mary) Ramsey and Myrna Pendleton of Powderly, Lucky Ramsey of Pecan Gap and Iris (L.J.) Coney of Paris; brother, J.B. (Katherine) Alvord of Paris; and grandchildren Butch Jones, Cody Jones, Gwen Hale, Ben Ramsey, Lynn Ramsey, Kurt Ramsey, Bronis Brawley, Dan Ramsey, Tommy Ramsey, Craig Reed, Jeff Reed, Kenda Pickering, Anna Brasier, Keith Brasier, and Weston Brasier.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Jefferson Buford Alvord and Lona Alvord Ashford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #14.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Opal Francis 1914 TX1, Lucius Marshall 1885 MI2, Edwin Alonzo 1853 MI3, Marshall White 1813 NY4, Josiah 1780 MA5, Josiah 1735 MA6, Josiah 1704 MA7, Benjamin 1658 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9.

 

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OPHA CHRISTINE CORLOCK BRIGGS ALVORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, CA—Wednesday, 30 June 2004

 

May 18, 1928 – June 26, 2004

 

HAWKINS [Wood Co.], TX—Opha Christine Corlock Alvord, 76, of Hawkins, Texas, died Saturday at her home.

            Mrs. Alvord was a native of Everton [Dade Co.], Missouri. She moved to Turlock [Stanislaus Co., CA] as a child and graduated from Turlock High School. She had lived in Stanton, Azusa Buena Park and California City, where she owned and operated a bowling alley for 10 years. In 1986, she moved to Clear Lake [CA], before moving to Hawkins in 2000.

            She is survived by her children, Bob Alvord of Glenhaven and Christine Gonzales of Lakewood, Colorado; and six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Alvord; son Michael Briggs; and two brothers and one sister.

            A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Turlock Memorial Park. Visitation from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at Allen Mortuary, Turlock.

 

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OPHELIA LOUISE SMITH ALFORD

 

Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home

Ennis, Ellis Co., TX—_____ March 2012

 

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            Ophelia Alford, age 93, of Ennis passed away at Ennis Care Center on March 21, 2012. She was born in Kemp, on December 28, 1918 to Jim and Annie (Macon) Smith. She married Shelby Alford in 1938 and was a long-time member of Ennis Church of God.

            Ophelia is survived by three daughters, Helen Perry and her husband Mike, Barbara Munn and her husband Bobby, and Marilyn Jones and her husband Ricky, all of Ennis; two sons, Jimmy Alford and his wife Edwinna of Fort Worth, and Mike Alford of Ennis; 12 grandchildren, Barry Alford, Jana Songstad, Stacy Hejny, Dana Perry, Tammy Gish, Lisa Tittle, Paula Lipsey, Cindy Sanders, Jerrod Alford, Natalie Mikula, Amanda Mach, and Ricky Jones; 16 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and 1 sister, Eulalia Moseley.

            Ophelia is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 2 brothers, Buddy Smith and Leonard Smith….

            Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Ennis, Rev. Glenn Hejny, officiating. Interment will follow at Myrtle Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be: Barry Alford, Jerrod Alford, Ricky Jones, Adam Hejny, Jon Lipsey, Drew Tittle, and Conner Songstad….

 

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Photos from Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Kemper

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Shelby Arnel Alford; and daughter-in-law Jere Lynn McGlocklin Wilkins Alford in this compilation.

 

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ORA HALFORD MARTIN

 

TEXAS CITY SUN

Texas City, Galveston Co., TX—Monday, 14 July 2003

 

            Mrs. Ora Martin, 75, of Texas City, died on Saturday, July 12, 2003 at her residence. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 15, at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City. Burial followed at Grace Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Martin was born on March 29, 1928 in Madison County, Mississippi. She was retired from College of Mainland. She was a member of Abundant Life Christian Center.

            Survivors include her son, Sam Martin, III of Texas City; daughters, Dianna Senkyrik and husband, Mark, of Bay City and Cheryl Johnson and husband, Robert of Texas City; brothers, W.T. Halford, Buck Halford, and Gene Halford; and one sister, Annie Goolsby. She had nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

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ORA M. CHANDLER VALRIE LIGON ALFRED

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—4 May 1999

 

            Ora M. Alfred passed into eternal rest on 4/29/1999. Ora was born on 8/5/1936 to Mary and Wallace Chandler who both preceded her death. A graduate of Phyllis Wheatley High School and Compton College, Ora was best known for her expertise in income taxes. She owned Tax Management and Accounting Resources on Almeda. A devoted church worker, Ora served as Secretary to the National Baptist Convention for years.

            She is survived by seven sons, Billy Valrie, Steven Valrie, Whitney Valrie, Robert Ligon, Reginald Alfred, Ronald Alfred and Roderick Alfred all of Houston; also Erskin Scott whom she reared as her own; one daughter, Victoria Alfred and Tamara Valrie one of her granddaughters who she also raised. She is survived by three brothers, James Chandler, Whitney Chandler and Wallace Chatman of Houston; two sisters, Ida Leflur of Eunice LA and Linda “Ann” Jacobs-Gilkey of Houston. She leaves grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be 5/4/1999 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church at 7719 Schneider St.... Burial at Brookside Cemetery, Eastex Freeway at Lauder.

 

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ORLEAN PATRICIA ENGLISH ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—5 March 1974

 

            Alford, Mrs. Orlean (Mom), 402 East Kingsley, Garland. Survived by husband, S.W. (Doc) Alford, Garland; sisters, Mrs. Hazel Rouen, Mrs. Rosa Lee Sprinkle, Mrs. Geneva Luther, Mrs. Mabel Pearl Sprinkle, all of Beaumont; a number of nieces and nephews.

            Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Restland Memorial Chapel, Greenville Avenue at Restland Road…. Interment Restland.

            Pallbearers: Stith A. Townsend, Thurman Alford, Kelton Chewing, Bill Ray McCommes, Huston Dunsund, Milton Gillaland. Honorary pallbearers: Deacons of the South Garland Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church of Garland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Orlean Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 11 July 1898 and died _____ March 1974, last residence Garland, Dallas Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Her death certificate says she died 3 March 1974 and was born in TX, the daughter of Andrew English and _____ Elliott.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Skeen Warren 1900 TX1, George Washington 1855 AL2, John Madison 1826 GA3, John 1801 NC4.

 

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OTHERINE ALFORD MASON

 

HERALD DEMOCRAT

Denison, Grayson Co., TX—3 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Services for Otherine Mason, 80, were held on Monday at Bratcher Funeral Chapel. Burial followed at Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham. She died on Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Texoma Medical Center.

            Mrs. Mason was born July 19, 1921, in Sherman, the daughter of Otha Alford and Golie Bell Montgomery. She married Hayden Mason on July 19, 1957 in California.

            Surviving are her nephew, Bill Curtis of Denison and a sister, Ebbie Larson of Tehachapi, CA.

 

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OTHO ALTON “BUCK” ALFORD

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—Thursday, 3 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            O.A. (Buck) Alford, 77, of Laguna Park died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in Temple. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel.... Burial will be at Rosemound Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born on March 25, 1921 in Waco where he attended school. He graduated from Waco High School He was a World War II Marine Corps veteran. He married Nelda Cromwell on June 21, 1947. He lived in Waco until 1953 when he moved to Houston. In 1975, he moved to Laguna Park. While in Houston, he worked for and retired from Naylor Printing Co. After he returned to Central Texas, he worked for Texas-New Mexico Power and Light Co. of Clifton where he retired a second time in 1985. He was a member of Laguna Park Baptist Church.

            He was preceded in death by Mrs. Alford on June 11, 1998.

            Survivors include three sons, Bill Alford and wife Barbara of Houston, Brian Alton Alford and wife Karen of Houston and Bernie Ray Alford and wife Ingrid of Inverness, Fla.; nine grandchildren; in-laws, George and Mary Rich, Lela Boatman and J.B. Cromwell, all of Waco; and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Richard Atkinson, James Fuller, Jim Casper, Fred Low, Danny Baize, and T.F. Crawford.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Otho A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Clifton, Bosque Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Nelda Louise Cromwell Alford, in this compilation.

            In some records Otho is listed as Otha.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Otho Alton 1921 TX1, Otho Alton 1895 TX2, Thomas Allen 1861 AL3, Thomas 1829 AL4, William 1810 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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OTTIE QUEBE ALFORD

Father of Beverly Grace Alford, AAFA #0916, and Lana Kay Alford Manning, AAFA #1006

 

MESQUITE NEWS

Mesquite, TX—Thursday, 5 March 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Quebe Alford, 79, of Mesquite, died Jan. 31, 1992, at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas.

            Alford, born April 2, 1912, in Rockdale, Texas moved to the San Angelo area as a child. He grew up in the Wall/Lakeview/San Angelo area, and met and married Dovie Lee in 1935.

            His athletic ability in baseball and basketball gave him a strong identity throughout the West Texas area, according to family.

            He was a sergeant in Company D of the Texas Defense Guard during World War II, and a member of the West Texas Boy’s Ranch. Alford served as Lion’s Club President and Ozona Public School Board President in Ozona, Texas, and retired from Conoco Oil Co. as drilling superintendent in 1977, with 45 years of service.

            Upon retirement, he relocated to Mesquite, where he had resided the past 14 years.

            Survivors include a brother, Bruce Alford of San Angelo; three daughters, Darlyne Neubauers of Dallas; Beverly Grace Alford of Lubbock, Lana Kay Manning; son-in-law, Keith Manning, and granddaughter, Heather Kay Manning of Dallas, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            Alford was preceded in death by parents, two brothers, one sister and wife, Dovie Lee.

 

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MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 3 February 1992

 

            Funeral services for West Texas sportsman and oilman Quebe Alford will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Ozona, Texas.

            Mr. Alford died Friday of heart failure at Doctor’s Hospital in Dallas. He was 79.

            The organizer of several semi-pro sports teams in the San Angelo area, Mr. Alford developed a love for sports while attending Lakeview High School and playing for the school’s first football team in the late 1920s, according to family members.

            In the 1930s and 1940s, he played semi-pro baseball and basketball in San Angelo, Big Springs, Odessa and Midland. He played semi-pro baseball for the San Angelo Sheepherders, Gulf Oil Co. and Texon Oil Co. He also played semi-pro basketball for the San Angelo Yokers.

            Mr. Alford, a 45-year-employee of Conoco Oil Co., retired in 1977 and moved to Mesquite.

            He is survived by a brother, Bruce Alford of San Angelo; and three daughters, Darlyne Neubauer and Lana Kay Manning, both of Dallas, and Beverly Grace Alford of Lubbock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of Quebe’s wife, Dovie Labracea Lee Alford; and his sister-in-law Myrtle Estelle Ritter Alford, wife of Bruce Alford, in this compilation.

            Quebe’s full name was Ottie Quebe Alford. He was the son of Ottie Bervie Alford and Lillie Dale Overman.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Ottie Quebe 1912 TX1, Ottie Bervie 1883 TX2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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PAMELA KAY DAVIS ALFORD-BUTLER

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 14 November 2007

 

 

            Pamela Kay Alford-Butler, 61, left us suddenly Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, and will be greatly missed.

            Funeral: 3 p.m. Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline, Fort Worth. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.

            Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Happy Hill Farm Academy, 3846 N. Highway 144, Granbury, Texas 76048, 254-897-4822, or www.happyhillfarm.org.

            Pam was born Jan. 18, 1946, in Amherst to Clarence and Salina Davis. She grew up in Littlefield and was a longtime resident of Fort Worth. She was the successful owner of A-Plus Professional Court Reporting. Pam will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt and friend who always put the needs of others before her own. She was a “tough Texian” who lived life to the fullest and always kept the faith.

            Pam was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Wayne Butler; her father, Clarence Davis; and her stepfather, Byron Lynn.

            Survivors: Mother, Salina Davis Lynn; children, Kay Leigh Scully, Brad Alford and wife, Diane, and Paulette Hartman and husband, Michael; sister, Paula Koontz and husband, Fred; grandchildren, Holly Scully, Byron Alford, Carter Hartman and Jackson Hartman; nephew, Jaceson Jones; and many extended relatives and friends.

 

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PARKER ALMON ALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Fanbase.com

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Tuesday, 13 August 1974

 

MISHAP KILLS LONGHORN END

 

HOUSTON (AP)—Parker A. Alford Jr., 22, a tight end on the University of Texas football team, was killed Monday in a traffic accident here.

            Police said Alford’s small foreign-made automobile was in collision with a tractor-trailer loaded with 48,000 pounds of rice.

            Investigators quoted Cleo Walker, 51, of Wharton, driver of the truck, as saying he had slowed for traffic when he felt something strike the rear of his truck. He said he pulled to the side of the road and stopped and found Alford’s car still sitting in the northbound lane.

            Alford died at the scene moments after the collision. Officers reported slight damage to the truck rig.

 

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DENTON RECORD-CHRONICLE

Denton, Denton Co., TX—Tuesday, 13 August 1974

 

TEXAS STARTER KILLED MONDAY

 

HOUSTON—Parker A. Alford Jr., a starting tight end on the University of Texas football team, died Monday when his small foreign-made automobile and a tractor-trailer truck collided on a Houston street.

            Cleo Walker, 51, of Wharton, driver of the tractor-trailer which was loaded with 48,000 pounds of rice, escaped injury.

            A transfer from Navarro Junior College, Alford, 22, started five games for the Longhorns last season and the 6-1, 220 pound senior-to-be was counted on as a regular this year.

            The Houston Spring Woods graduate was the youngest of five sons of Houston oilman Parker Alford. Two brothers, Chris and Larry, played football at Texas Tech.

            Police quoted Walker as saying he had slowed for traffic when he felt something strike the rear of his truck. He said he pulled to the side of the road and stopped and found Alford’s car still sitting in the northbound lane.

 

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Photos from Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Vivienne Constance Christmas Alford Arcus; and his brothers Larry Michael Alford and Samuel Frederick Alford in this compilation.

            Note that someone scratched “I Love You Sam Forever” on Parker’s gravestone. Samuel does not have a marker.

 

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PAT ALFORD BRUMLEY

 

BANNER OF LOVE

Snyder, Scurry Co., TX—15 October 1984

 

            We the Primitive Baptist Church of Snyder, Texas bow in humble submission to the will of our heavenly Father in the loss of our precious friend, Sister Pat Brumley. Pat was born August 27, 1935 in Pickton, Texas, and departed this life in G.C. Morton Hospital in Dallas, July 17, 1984.

            Funeral services were conducted in Bell Seale Chapel, July 20, 1984.... Her body was taken to Winterfield Cemetery near Winsboro, Texas for burial. Graveside services were conducted there at 10:00 A.M. July 21.

            She is survived by her husband, A.V. of the home; one daughter, Angie Kruger of Snyder; three sons, all of Snyder, Mike, Danny and Ricky Brumley; and one grandson, Blake Brumley of Snyder; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alford of Pickton; one sister, Sue Lucky of Lancaster; and a host of other relatives and many friends to mourn her passing.

            We will all miss Pat so much in our church and community. She was a true believer in the doctrine and practice of the Primitive Baptists, which she ably defended, and was very dedicated to the church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted....

            Written by request of the church while in conference August 18, 1984, by:

 

            Ones who loved her,

            Norma Wadzeck

            Joyce Barnes

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Lewis Paul Alford, in this compilation.

            The Banner of Love has been published monthly in Lubbock, TX, as a religious newspaper in the interests of Primitive Baptist church members and followers.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Pat 1935 TX1, Lewis Paul 1912 TX2, Bennett Jefferson 1881 MS3, James Henry 1857 MS4, John Madison 1826 GA5, John 1801 NC6.

 

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PAT HUNT ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 20 August 2006

 

            Pat Alford, 71, passed away Friday, August 18, 2006. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Hunt of Travelers Rest [Greenville Co.],, SC and by her son, Wes Alford of Houston, Tx.

            Born and raised in Travelers Rest, Pat graduated from Columbia College and received a Masters degree in Education from Furman University. She was cited for leadership at Columbia College and was active in the chorus and drama clubs. In addition to teaching elementary school, Pat was also a soloist at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville, SC. She married Gene Alford and moved to Houston, Tx. There she raised two children and helped establish her husband’s medical practice. She was also a long time member of both St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Chaplewood United Methodist Church. Many remember her as a loyal friend who never met a stranger. She loved entertaining and passed on her love of music to her children. She was a past president of both her local DAR and Colonial Dames chapters in South Carolina. During her term with the Colonial Dames she helped to establish a local historical site.

            Surviving is her mother Madeleine Hunt Morro, husband Gene Alford, daughter Madelon Alford Morgan, son-in-law Dave Morgan, and granddaughters Maddie and Abbey Morgan all of Alpharetta, Ga.

            The service will be held at 3 pm on Tuesday, August 22 at the Howze Mortuary [Travelers Rest, SC].... In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wes Alford Memorial Scholarship at Centenary College, Shreveport, La. The Howze Mortuary (864) 834-8051, 6714 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC, 29690.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD GRANBERG

AAFA #1228

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in the San Antonio Express-News.]

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Sunday, 6 May 2007

 

            David William Granberg and Patricia Ann Granberg were taken by the Lord on May 2, 2007, at the age of 82 and 75. They just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary October 30th.

            Patricia was born January 16, 1932, in Jackson, Mississippi. She was a devoted member of the Texas Cattlewomen, Hill Country Cattlewomen and Trinity Lutheran Church. She was also a faithful volunteer at Gem of the Hills Senior Center, Blanco Volunteer Fire Department, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Keep Blanco Beautiful and Blanco Community Learning Center.

            David was born February 13, 1925, in San Antonio, Texas. He moved to Blanco after World War II and began ranching. After the market for mohair went below 15 cents, David decided to open Granberg Fertilizer.

            The fertilizer business was truly a family affair where he, Patricia and their sons worked. David worked every day of his life and expected everyone around him to do the same. His day started at 4:00 a.m. when he called life-long friends to check the markets and the weather.

            David and Patricia had a great love for their family and friends, and loved to entertain at the ranch they called home for over 50 years. In their leisure time they traveled the world with various friends. They are survived by their children Bob and Cyndy Hounsell, Paul and Lisa Granberg, Connie Granberg and Henry Knox, Theresa and Ed Mallett, Severn and Pam Granberg; and eight grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at the Granberg Ranch, Sunday, May 6, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., where everyone can enjoy the land that they loved. From the light in Blanco take FM 1623 West. Turn left on RR 1888. Turn left on CR 104 (Crabapple Road). Go 3.7 miles to Granberg Ranch gate on the right. Signs will direct you.

            The family asked that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the New Hope Lutheran Church, PO Box 1377, Blanco, TX 78606; and Hill Country Cattlewomen Scholarship Fund, Attn: Tina Loeffler, 2305 Deer Trail, Lampasas, TX 76550 be made in their memory.

 

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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Sunday Saturday, 5 May 2007

 

            After 57 years side by side in marriage and business, it was fitting—but no less tragic— that death claimed Pat and David Granberg together.

            Flooding swept the couple off the entrance road to their Kendalia ranch late Wednesday and their bodies were discovered Thursday afternoon downstream on the West Crabapple Creek.

            “When I heard a couple drowned on Crabapple Road, the first people I thought of was them, because they were together a whole lot,” family friend and Kendall County Commissioner Darrel Lux said Friday.

            Authorities said David Granberg, 82, apparently helped Pat, 75, from her Chevrolet Tahoe when the creek pushed the SUV off the crossing as she arrived home from church at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

            Connie Granberg wasn’t surprised her “fiercely independent” dad didn’t summon authorities or impose on neighbors for help when the normally dry creek overflowed on the ranch her father had owned since 1941.

            “It was just a freak accident,” she said, speculating that a wall of water hit her parents as they waded from the vehicle.

            A memorial service is set for sundown Sunday at “the Howling Place,” a hill at their ranch at 634 W. Crabapple Road, where they raised five children, plus goats and cattle.

            Besides tending livestock, the couple kept busy at Granberg Fertilizer Sales in Blanco, a firm they ran with sons Severn and Paul, who is also a Blanco County commissioner.

            “They worked together every day,” said Paul Granberg, a Blanco County commissioner.

            Pat Granberg was active in the Texas Cattlewomen Association, where “her loss has hit very hard,” said Tina Loeffler, a fellow member from Lampasas.

            Lux, a lifelong friend, said Pat Granberg was “a perfect lady” and said David was outgoing—to the point of rousing chums with pre-dawn phone calls—particularly if it had rained.

            “If he was late, he’d call about 6 a.m.,” Lux said. “He was in the fertilizer business and so rain was good for his customers, and so he always wanted rain.

            “I always thought of him when it rained and now I’ll think of him even more,” he said.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia Ann Granberg (SS# issued in TX), last residence Blanco, Blanco Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of her brother Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford Jr., AAFA #0717, in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999, In Remembrances.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Patricia Ann 1932 MS1, Julius Anderson 1903 MS2, Harvey Warren 1865 MS3, Jacob A. 1835 AL4, Julius 1803 NC5, Jacob 1781 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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PATRICIA ANN METZ ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 22 January 2012

 

            Patricia Metz Alford, born January 19, 1944 in Toledo, Ohio passed away in Houston, Texas January 13, 2012. Pat was the owner of Al & Norval Auto Service since 1982. Condolences may be offered at www.millerfuneral.com.

 

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Miller Funeral & Cremation Services

Houston, TX—_____ January 2012

 

 

January 19, 1944 - January 13, 2012

 

            Patricia Ann Metz-Alford, born January 19, 1944, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 after a brief battle with cancer. She was a beloved partner, mother, grandmother, and aunt.

            She was a native Houstonian and co-owner of Al & Norval Auto Svc. Through the shop, Pat was able to care for and help many people. After closing the shop, she began a new life adventure and was CEO of River Oaks Healthcare Management, a company she started with her Life Partner Melisa L. Frisby. This was an extension of the caring and loving person that she was.

            In her early years she and her mother Anita Metz ran a coffee shop together at the Flour Building. Anita owned an Ice House where they made sure to cook a large meal on Sundays to feed those in need.

            You could not have known her without her making an impact on you, from her loving smile and caring and adventurous ways, to her joyful laugh and favorite perfumes that smelled as sweet as she was. She was known for her Tiki Punch nail polish that was just as refreshing as her personality. She enjoyed whale watching from both coasts, traveling, making it to 28 states in the U.S., and looking at bluebonnets with her grandchildren. She loved spending time at her lake house and attending and volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends the most.

            To say that she had a rich and full life would be an understatement. Her smile and her presence was an amazing blessing to all who loved her and came in contact with her. The last trip she took was to Gatlinburg, TN. before Christmas. She was not feeling well for the trip but she did get to experience the beauty of the mountains and wonderful Christmas lights that the area is known for. She was truly a wonderful and loving person and will be missed by all whose lives’ she touched and will be in our hearts forever.

            For 22 years she shared a life with Melisa Frisby, who considers it a true blessing to have been a part of her life. The two of them watched as her granddaughter Brittany was born on her birthday. They shared a love of travel and family.

            Pat was a daily presence in the lives of her nieces Haley and Katie Best and Bobbie Hoose. She was very proud of the accomplishments made by all of her grandchildren. She would have loved to meet her first great-grandchild who is due in a few months.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Anita Metz. Pat is survived by her partner, Melisa L. Frisby; son, Troy Alford and wife Lisa, grandchildren, Brittany and Michael; son, Jack Alford and wife Karen, and grandchildren, Kristina and Jennifer. She is also survived by her sister, Bobby Metz; Melisa’s parents, Mary Dee and Quinton Frisby; nieces, Haley, Katie, Abrin, Bailie, Molly and Emily; and nephews, Boice, Taylor and Benjamin.

            Some of the special friends in her life include JR and Gerald Smith, Sierra Fourwinds, Michele Crosson, Jesse Yarbrough, Dr. Gustavo Rivero (who cared for her in her final week of life), Donna and John Coleman, and Jan Arnold and Carla Fowler. Her life was also touched by Hector Garza and his family, Jimmy Szalay and his wife Leila, Nick and Elias Ponce and Reni Varghese. In addition, her special furry friends Brandy, Chloe and Sampson provided her much comfort and love.

            A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 27, 2012 in the Miller Celebration of Life House, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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PATRICIA ANN WHITE ALFORD

 

TIMES HERALD

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 17 March 1985

 

            Alford, Patricia A., of Irving, Tx. Survived by husband, Jimmie Alford; daughter, Alice Alford; son, Robert Alford, all of Irving, Tx.; father, James R. White, Dallas; grandmother, Jessie Thomas, Dallas.

            Services 1:00 PM Tuesday Restland Memorial Chapel, Interment Restland Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            TX Deaths: Patricia Alford died 16 March 1985 in Dallas Co., TX.

            TX Births: Patricia Ann White and Jimmie Lee Alford are listed as the parents of Alice Louise Alford, born 1965, and Robert Lee Alford, born 1968, both in Dallas Co.

 

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PATRICIA ELIZABETH ALFORD BOX

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—15 May 2011

 

 

LONGVIEW—Funeral services for Pat Alford Box, 78, of Longview, will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at the chapel of Rader Funeral Home of Longview. Pat died May 11, 2011, at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

            She was born September 22, 1932, in Beaumont, Texas, to E.A. Alford and Elizabeth Reading Alford. She came to East Texas with her family at the age of 2 months. She graduated from White Oak High School in 1950 and then went on to nursing school at Parkland Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Dallas, Texas, where she graduated in 1953. Her first employment was at Roy H. Laird Memorial Hospital in Kilgore, then later at Good Shepherd Hospital in Longview. On June 20, 1966, Pat became employed as the occupational health nurse at Joseph Schlitz Brewery, from which she retired after 33 years.

            Pat was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia on August 9, 1994, and since that time, she has fought a courageous battle and never gave up. Pat was a very outgoing, positive, caring person who never met a stranger. She was an extremely dedicated office volunteer at Trinity Episcopal Church for a number of years, where she was a member.

            Pat had a strong thirst for knowledge and continued to learn throughout her life. She loved working as a registered nurse and was often termed a “workaholic.” She loved reading, gardening and caring for her beautiful lawn, as long as she was able to.

            Pat wishes to thank Dr. Lewis A. Duncan and the entire staff of the Longview Cancer Center, the wonderful dedicated staff of A-400 at Good Shepherd Medical Center and her very special friends who meant so much to her for their love and support. She also wants to thank her other physicians who were instrumental in her care, and a very special thanks to her dear friend and caregiver, Wanda Beckworth.

            A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com.

 

Photo from Kilgore City Cemetery, Kilgore, Gregg Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Parsons

Photo taken 23 Jan 2011, before her death

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia Elizabeth Box (SS# issued in TX), last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

            Her husband was Clyde Eugene Box (1932–1960).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Patricia Elizabeth 1932 TX1, Ermyn A. 1908 AL2, William Cleveland 1884 AL3, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL4, Levin Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1787 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

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PATRICIA LEE COX ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Friday, 14 October 2011

 

            Patricia Lee Cox Alford, 58, was called home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Glen Rose First Baptist Church. Interment: Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home.

 

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Wiley Funeral Home

Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX

 

GLEN ROSE—Patricia Lee Cox Alford, 58, was called home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ on October 11, 2011.

            Funeral: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Glen Rose First Baptist Church. Burial: Squaw Creek Cemetery in Rainbow. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home in Glen Rose.

            Memorials: Smiling Women, Polycystic Kidney Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Kidney Fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or charity of choice.

            Patricia was born Jan. 1, 1953, in Hico, to William Lewis and Cora Lee Rice Cox. Patricia grew up in Carlton, Texas and graduated valedictorian of Hico High School. In 1974 she earned a BS in Biology from Tarleton State University and in 1975 received a certificate as a licensed physical therapist from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She worked as a physical therapist for 25 years in various facilities including Walls Regional Hospital in Cleburne, Stephenville hospital and Glen Rose Medical Center. Patricia had a devotion to her family and friends and planned many family reunions. She loved animals, especially her dog CJ, birds of all types, in particular, humming birds. Tricia loved the outdoors and sports, and was an avid “Die-Hard” Dallas Mavericks fan.

            Tricia was preceded in death by her father, and she will be missed by family, neighbors, friends and members of the Spirit Wind Church. Her legacy to all of her family and friends include the selfless giving of her time and always having the ability to keep a positive attitude and smile in the face of adversity.

            Survivors: Son, Stephen Alford and friend, Shonna; mother, Cora Cox; sister, Novis Cox; brothers, Darwin Cox and wife, Karen, Phillip Cox and friend, Mike; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Squaw Creek Cemetery, Rainbow, Somervell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Laura Hensley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 Jan 1953, last residence Glen Rose, Somervell Co., TX.

            TX Births: Patricia Lee Cox was born 1 Jan 1953 in Hamilton Co., TX, the daughter of William Lewis Cox and Cora Lee Rice.

 

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PATRICK BRIAN ALFORD

 

Broussard’s Mortuary

Silsbee, Hardin Co., TX—_____ January 2012

 

 

December 31, 1977–January 13, 2012

 

            Patrick Brian Alford, 35, of Silsbee died Friday, January 13, 2012, at his residence. Patrick is survived by his daughter, Mia Alford of Nederland; mother, Sandra Fregia of Silsbee; father, Jimmy Alford and his wife, Carol Ann of Beaumont; and brother, John K. Viverette of Silsbee.

            A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2012, at Old Hardin Cemetery, Hwy 326, Kountze under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. For those wishing to help with Patrick’s funeral expense, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, account number 2477718395.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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PATSEY ALFRED BRYANS

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Tuesday, 19 August 2003

 

            Services for Patsy R. Alfred Bryans, 72, of Tyler, were held on August 19, 2003, at Lloyd James Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Bascom Cemetery. Mrs. Bryans died on Saturday, August 16, 2003, in Tyler.

            She was born on May 11, 1931, in Tyler and lived most of her life in the area. She was a Deputy County Clerk of Smith County (retired) and a Baptist.

            Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, William P. and Tanya Bryans of Tyler; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jim Hughes of Brownsboro; one brother, Howard “Slick” Alfred of Athens; one sister, Betty Lee of Houston; four grandchildren, Kelsey Moore of Brownsboro, Allison Bryans of Tyler, Jennifer Pace of Tyler, James “Bubba” Hughes of Brownsboro; one great-grandchild, Keel Pace of Tyler; and a special cousin, Prissy McMillion and husband, Bill, Of Tyler.

 

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PATSY JEAN “MIMI” ALFORD SCOTT

Daughter of Bryant John Alford, AAFA #0124

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—15 March 2013

 

Patsy <i>Alford</i> Scott

 

            Patsy Alford Scott, our beautiful Tyler Rose, went home to be with The Lord on March 13, 2013.

            “Mimi” was born in Dallas, Texas to Bryant and Edith Alford of Tyler on January 21, 1934. She celebrated 55 years of marriage to the love of her life, Dr. Daniel E. Scott. Pat was a beloved mother of three girls and grandmother of five grandchildren. She devoted her life not only to her children but also served as a school teacher in Tyler followed by a long career in Dallas working for Neiman Marcus in the children’s department for over 22 years.

            Her beauty and radiant personality will be greatly missed by her husband Dan, daughters Debbie Lane of Dallas, Pam Shown and her husband Bill of San Antonio, and Holly Francois and her husband Lee of Murchison, granddaughters Jordan Pounds and husband Trevor, Taylor Lane, Cody Shown, and Sydney Roland and grandson Will Shown. She also leaves behind her cherished brother Dr. Bobby Alford and wife Othelia of Houston.

            Visitation will be held at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Thursday, March 14 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, at First United Methodist Church in Murchison with Reverend Brooks Taylor, Reverend Leonard Jackson, and Reverend Lee Francois officiating. Burial will follow in Red Hill Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers Alliance, 211 Winchester Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701-8847, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 837 N. Prairieville, Athens, Texas 75751 or First United Methodist Church, P O Box 8, Murchison, Texas 75778.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Bryant John Alford and Edith Marie Garrett Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Patsy Jean Alford was born 21 Jan 1934 in Dallas Co., the daughter of B.J. Alford and Edith Marie Garrett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Patsy Jean 1934 TX11, Bryant John 1908 TX2, Robert Henry C. 1858 AR2, John H. 1818 GA3, Haywood 1780 GA4.

 

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PAUL JOE ALFORD, JR.

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 18 January 1998

 

 

FORT WORTH—Paul Joe Alford Jr., 73, retired general manager at Meador Oldsmobile, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.

            Funeral service: 3 p.m. Sunday at Holy Family Catholic Church... Burial: Private interment. Honorary pallbearers: Frank Stevens and David Stevens....

            Paul Joe Alford was born Aug. 16, 1924, in Daytona Beach, Fla. He was an aircraft owner and a member of The Pilot Association and Jack Russell Terrier Association. He retired from Meador Oldsmobile in 1989 after 29 years as general manager.

            Survivors: Wife of 50 years, Donie Alford; daughters, Paula Hicks and her husband, Richard, of Fort Worth and Pam Williams and her husband, Daniel, of Dallas; granddaughter, Ashley Clyne and her husband, John, of Fort Worth; grandson, Cash Hicks of Forth Worth; and great-grandson, Connor David Clyne of Fort Worth.

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother Thomas K. Alford in this compilation.

 

From Tarrant Co. TX - Births, 1949:

 

Name: Alford, Paula Jo

Mother: Donalee Cecelia Zook / Father: Paul Joe Alford Jr

Born: 15 August 1949 in Tarrant Co., TX

 

From Vital Records - Tarrant County, TX - Marriage 2000:

 

Preston E. Means, age 79, m. Donalee Zook, age 71, on 8 Jan 2000 in Tarrant Co., TX.

 

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PAUL WILLIAM ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Killeen, Bell Co., TX—Sunday, 6 June 1976

 

GATESVILLE—Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Gatesville for Paul William Alford, 76, of Gatesville.

            Alford died Friday [June 4] at Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple following a long illness.

            The Rev. Ralph Richards will officiate the services and burial will follow in Restland Cemetery in Gatesville.

            Born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 12, 1900, Alford moved to Texas as a boy. He lived in Coryell City as a youth and moved to Gatesville in 1956. He retired from his tree nursery business in 1966.

            Alford is survived by his wife, Mrs. Vera Mae Alford of Gatesville; two daughters, Mrs. James "Jesse" Henderson of Killeen and Mrs. Joe "Doris" Golding of Marshall; three brothers, Bob Alford of Holbert, Okla., Jim Alford of Temple and Albert Alford of Gatesville, and three grandchildren.

 

Photo from Restland Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Lawrence

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1976) dates of Paul Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vera Mae Woodlock Alford; and daughter Jessie Morene Alford Henderson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Paul William 1900 TN1, Thomas Jefferson 1867 TN2, John B. 1831 TN3, John Bibb 1790 VA4, John 1760 VA5, William 1738 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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PAULINE VIRGINIA ALFORD BROWN

Aunt of Donald Wilson Alford, AAFA #0637

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—21 December 2007

 

            Our loving, Christian mother, Pauline Virginia Brown, who touched so many lives with her sweet kindnesses and generosity, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, December 18, 2007.

            Mrs. Brown was born Pauline Virginia Alford in Gatesville, Texas, February 18, 1923. She was the daughter of John A. Alford and Bessie Adams Alford. Mrs. Brown attended Gatesville High School and McLennan Community College. She worked devotedly and tirelessly at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital for 37 years, mainly on Floor 3-B. In a memo sent from Linda Carron of Hillcrest to Barbara Miller, J. Bruce Eady, Jaqueline Yoder, and Jeannie Dickerson of Hillcrest in 1995, a testimonial of her hard work was given by those she worked with. It read, “We would just like to let you know that Pauline Brown is one of the best employees here on night shift. She works with us as a unit assistant and she outworks every other one we have ever had. She is always courteous to staff and patients alike. She deserves to be commended for her wonderful attitude and her hard work. Please try to give her the recognition she so richly deserves. If there is an employee of the year, we would all like to nominate her.” Indeed, a nurse who knew Ms. Brown stated that “all the nurses at Hillcrest would fight over who would get to work with Ms. Brown at night since she got things done, did not need direction, and they knew they could always depend on her to get the job done with true compassion for all their patients’ care needs. Ms. Brown retired from Hillcrest Hospital in 2001.

            Indeed, our mother was hardworking all of her life and was entirely devoted to her family. She was as smart as they come, had a wonderful, cute sense of humor that kept us laughing and, Christ’s love showed through her in that she was a loving, kind angel to so many. We could not have had a better mother. For most of our years while growing up, she was a Sunday School teacher and Vacation Bible School teacher at Concord Baptist Church in Bellmead and brought us up in the church and the Christian faith which is to her dear credit and for which we, as her children, will be eternally grateful to her.

            During her last months she lived with her devoted daughter Linda Light at 612 Wilson Road in Bellmead where it was Linda’s greatest honor and reward in life to care for her mother and enjoy with her the precious days toward the end of her life. Ms. Brown will be greatly missed by all; but her family knows and is comforted by a Bible verse Ms. Brown believed in in 2nd Corinthians, namely, “We walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident that to be absent from the body is to be with present with Christ.”

            Ms. Brown was preceded in death by her youngest brother, John Alford, Jr., of Arlington, Texas, her parents John and Bessie Alford of Waco, Texas, and her loving husband Johnny Richard Brown of Waco.

            She is survived by her daughters, Linda Faye Light of Waco and Patricia Ann York of Ft. Worth, three grand daughters Danielle Langenbruch of Michigan, Andrea Stendle of Kentucky, and Christa Langenbruch of Kentucky and four great-grandchildren Hannah and Aidan Hemple of Michigan and Sara Joy and Josiah Stendle of Michigan. And Ms. Brown, who always loved animals and took care of them because she said they “couldn’t make a living on their own,” is survived by her devoted, loving, little, white poodle, “Peanuts,” who she loved so much and who, in turn, cared for her and never left her bedside.

            A short funeral service officiated by Pastor Jimmy Adams of Calvary Baptist Church in Bellmead will be held in the Chapel at Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon, followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, with visitation Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilkerson-Hatch-Bailey at 6101 Bosque Boulevard. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our “Memorial Guestbook” at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com. The family wants also to express its deepest gratitude to all of those at Hillcrest Hospital and Hillcrest ICU who cared so lovingly for our mother.

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Rutledge.

The photographer confirmed that the other side of the gravestone is blank.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pauline Virginia Brown (SS# issued in TX), last residence Waco, McLennanCo., TX.

            See the obituaries of her brothers John Anderson Alford Jr. and Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Pauline Virginia 1923 TX1, John Anderson 1888 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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PEARL ALICE SPINDLE ALFORD

Mother of Carl Sidney Alford, AAFA #1272; James Joe Alford, AAFA #1309; Pamelia Dora Lee Alford Watson, AAFA #1310; and Joyce Alford McCrary, AAFA #1311

Grandmother of Jason Alan Alford, AAFA #1308

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Saturday, 10 March 2001

 

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BEDFORD—Pearl Alice Spindle Alford, 83, a devoted homemaker, died Thursday, March 8, 2001 in Fort Worth.

            Funeral: 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m.

            Pearl Alford was born Sept. 30, 1917 in Sanger. She lived in Arlington for the last 46 years where she was a member of the First Baptist Church. She loved her flowers and being outdoors.

            Pearl was an angel who went to her home in heaven after her work on earth was done. Her heart goes on in the memories of all who knew her. She was loving and devoted to her family, friends and all who knew her. She was a sensitive and beautiful lady.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, James Walter Alford, in 2000 and by her parents, Joe and Annie Spindle.

            Survivors: Daughters and sons-in-law, Dora Lee and J.T. Watson of Euless, Joyce and Clayton McCrary of Colleyville; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Mary Jane Alford of Carrollton, Carl and Mary Lee Alford of Muenster; grandchildren, Vicki Lyn Schlemmer, Joyce Ann Johnson, David Lee Acker, Joel Timothy Watson, Jennifer D’Ann Watson, Jeffrey Todd Watson, Scott Patrick Henderson, James Bradley Alford, Jason Alan Alford, Stacey Allison Alford; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother, Floyd Spindle; brothers and sisters-in-law, Clifton and Verna Ruth Spindle [her mother, Dora Ethel Alford Pharr, was the sister of Pearl’s husband], Carl and Faye Spindle; sister, Opal Ashcraft; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dean and Frank Odom, Francis and Carl Helton and Jo Ann and Frank Belz; many extended family members and wonderful close friends. Moore Funeral Home-N. Davis Drive Arlington, (817) 275-2711.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—10 March 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Pearl Alice Spindle Alford, 83, died on Thursday, March 8, 2001, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on September 30, 1918, in Sanger, Texas. She had been an Arlington resident for the last 46 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Arlington.

            Her husband of 64 years, James Walter Alford, and her parents, Joe and Annie Spindle, preceded her in death. Survivors include daughters Dora Lee (J.T.) Watson of Euless, Joyce (Clayton) McCrary of Colleyville, sons James (Mary Jane) Alford of Carrollton, Carl (Mary Lee) Alford of Muenster, and grandchildren, Vicki Lyn Schlemmer, Joyce Ann Johnson, David Lee Acker, Joel Timothy Watson, Jennifer D’Ann Watson, Jeffrey Todd Watson, Scott Patrick Henderson, James Bradley Alford, Jason Alan Alford Stacy Allison Alford, brother, Floyd Spindle, Clifton (Verna Ruth), Carl (Faye), sisters Opal, Dean (Frank) Odom, Francis (Carl) Helton, and Jo Ann (Frank) Belz

            Funeral services were held at Moore Funeral Home Chapel, 1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, Texas. Burial followed in Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington.

 

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Photo from Moore Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX

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

 

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

 

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PEARL ELLA ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Gregg Co., TX—Monday, 24 April 1933

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2004

 

Miss Pearl Alford Is Claimed By Death Here

 

            The body of Miss Pearl Alford, 42, who died here early Monday morning, will be shipped to Beaumont Tuesday morning for funeral services, by the Welch’s Undertaking parlors.

            Miss Alford died at the home of Dr. B.A. Swinney after an extended illness.

            Surviving is Mrs. B.A. Swinney, sister to Miss Alford and other sister in Oklahoma.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

Gregg Co., TX—Tuesday, 25 April 1933

 

Beaumont School Teacher Dies At Home Of Sister

 

            A lingering illness Monday had proved fatal here to Miss Pearl Alford, 42, who passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs B.A. Swinney, on North Sixth Street. The body will be sent today to Beaumont where Miss Alford taught in the public schools for many years.

            Survivors include besides Mrs. Swinney, Mrs. T.R. Blorey of Mount Pleasant, Tx, Mrs. J.A. Norwell of Pittsburg, Tx, and the following brothers, John T. Alford and D.A. Alford of Beaumont.

 

AAFA NOTES: She was Pearl Ella Alford born 15 Sept 1889, daughter of James Wooten Alford and Janie E. Gammill.

            TX Deaths: Pearl Alford died 24 April 1933 in Gregg Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Pearl Ella 1889 TX1, James Wooten 1853 AL2, John Rogers 1810 GA3, Kinchen 1779 NC4, James 1740 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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PEGGY JEAN CARDEN HALLFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Tuesday, 13 September 2005

 

            Peggy Jean Hallford, 77, went to be with her Lord Saturday, September 10, 2005 at Gibson Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at Central Baptist Church... with burial to follow in the Brazos Valley Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home of Aspermont.

            Peggy Jean Hallford was born April 1, 1928 in Roswell, New Mexico, the 10th child of Bob and May Carden; on September 14, 1943 she married Paul Hallford in Swenson, Texas. She was a homemaker and a charter member of Swenson Baptist Church. She loved her Lord and family, making all feel welcome in her home. She left behind a legacy of caring and sharing of love.

            Survivors include husband: Paul Hallford of Aspermont; One Son: Pat Hallford and wife Gina of Amarillo, Texas; Three Daughters: Sue Roebuck and husband Randy of Jonesboro, Texas, Darlene Hays of Aspermont, Paulette Lawrence and husband Deryl of Aspermont; Sister Mildred Trammel of Phoenix Arizona; One Brother Melvin Carden of Amarillo, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 20 Great grandchildren; A host of family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peggy J. Hallford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Aspermont, Stonewall Co., TX.

 

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PRESTON BENJAMIN ALFORD

Uncle of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—_____ February 1983

 

ABILENE—Services for Preston Benjamin Alford, 88 of Happy Haven Nursing Home in Abilene, were to be held at 3 p.m. today at North’s funeral Home, Richard Chastain, minister of Central Church of Christ, was to officiate, and burial was to be in Masonic Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died at 3 a.m. Thursday [February 10] at the nursing home after a long illness.

            Born June 16, 1894 in Burnet, he married Susie Medlin in 1915 in Ruth. She died in 1977. He worked at Brownwood Refinery in Brownwood before moving to Abilene in 1924. He was employed at the Abilene Candy Factory and at Mead’s Bakery. He was a member of Central Church of Christ.

            Survivors include a daughter; a son; a brother, Jess Alford of Brownwood; a sister, Mrs. Roy Hitchcock of Brownwood; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

 

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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 (_____ Feb 1983) dates of Preston Alford (SS# issued in TX).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Susie Medlin Alford; his son Roy Thomas Alford; his mother, Mary Bell Hosea Alford; and his brothers Asa Evander Alford, Charles Monroe Alford, George Thomas Alford, Jesse Leroy Alford, and William Allen Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Preston Benjamin 1894 TX1, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX2, Thomas 1806 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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R.J. ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—30 July 1998

 

            R.J. Alford, 73, of Houston, passed away July 28, 1998. Survived by wife, Polly; sons, Jerry, Jimmy and Kenneth; daughters, Sandra, Janet and Barbara.... Service Friday 11 am in the Northwoods Memorial Chapel. Graveside 3 pm in the Harmony Cemetery, Huntsville, Texas.

 

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RABY ARDRELL ALFORD

AAFA #0492

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—Thursday, 29 March 2012

 

 

            Raby Ardrell Alford, 90, passed away March 27, 2012, at a Gatesville nursing facility. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at Scott’s Funeral Home in Gatesville with minister Joe B. Baisden officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery, Gatesville.

            Raby was born in the Schley Community near Gatesville on June 2, 1921, to Albert and Isa Curry Alford. He was a charter member and graduate of the Gatesville High School, Class of 1939, and a 1942 graduate of Tarleton Junior College, where he was radio announcer for the Tarleton Hour on Station WFAA, and a member of the Debate Club and the Tarleton State Champion Livestock Judging Team.

            After graduation in 1942, Raby went to work as a civilian aircraft mechanic at Duncan Field in San Antonio, Texas. He was subsequently offered a job at Albrook Field in the Panama Canal Zone. During his employment there, he worked on detached service to repair and transport downed planes anywhere in Central and South America back to Albrook Field for total repair. He was drafted into the Army, serving on Tinian Island, from which the Enola Gay aircraft flew the atomic bombs, and also on Saipan Island. Raby was honorably discharged in September of 1946, with the rank of First Sergeant.

            Upon his return, he and Lenola Baize were married on March 15, 1947, in Gatesville. They then moved to the Panama Canal Zone, where Raby was again employed as an aircraft mechanic at Albrook Field. Their daughter, Sherilyn, was born in Gorgas Hospital, Balboa, Canal Zone. They returned to Gatesville in November of 1948, purchased a ranch south of Arnett, and Raby started work as a field officer at the local Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation office. He worked there until June of 1949, when he was transferred to Burnet County as County Executive Director of the ASCS office. In September of 1950, he was transferred to the Bell County ASCS office as CED, and stayed there 27 years until his and Lenola’s retirements in 1977. Their daughter, Marsha, was born in Belton. Upon retirement, Raby and Lenola moved to their ranch, where they enjoyed their rural life and friends.

            While in Belton, Raby was a member of the Lions Club, where he served several times as the interlocutor for its annual Lions Club minstrel. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and of American Legion Post #55, where he served as Post Commander 1954-55. He was currently a member of Charles Jaegler Post #42 in Gatesville.

            Raby was a member of the Belton Church of Christ, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon and an elder. At the time of his death, Raby was a member of the Gatesville Church of Christ.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Isa Alford; infant twin brother and sister, Eldean and Christine Alford; and brothers, Bill Tom Alford of Killeen, and Dr. Waylon Jack Alford of Victoria, Texas.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lenola; daughters, Sherry Havens and husband, Richard, of Hewitt, and Marsha and W. H. “Dub” Hicks of Gatesville,; three grandchildren, Major Eric Reid and wife, Leigh-Ann, of Lithia, Fla., Amy Howell-Perez and husband, Joe, of Flower Mound, and Alan Havens of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Christian Howell and Caden Perez of Flower Mound, and Meredith Reid and Rex Jameson “R.J.” Reid of Lithia; many extended family members and friends; and great-granddaughter, Piper Reid is expected to arrive April, 2012.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011; or the Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, Texas 76832.

 

Photo from Restland Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick Copp

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Isa Ann Curry Alford; and brothers Waylon Jack Alford and Bill Tom Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Raby Ardrell 1921 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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RAY LEWIS ALFORD

Father of Max Ray Alford, AAFA #0230

 

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Photo from his son Max Ray Alford

 

Source unknown, but probably:

SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS-TELEGRAM

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—25 November 1977

 

            Ray Lewis Alford, 71, of 835 Cranford St. was buried in Restlawn Memorial Park following Friday afternoon services at Lake Highlands Baptist Church.

            He died Thursday at Memorial Hospital following an illness of several months.

            The life-long Hopkins County resident was born Nov. 17, 1906, to William Lewis [sic: William Lafayette] and Minnie Keith Alford. He married Fay Bell [sic: Foy Bell, Fay being the name of her sister] in Pickton Jan 3, 1941. He was a member of Lake Highlands Baptist Church and was a retired long time employee of Jim Masters Western Store.

            Survivors include his wife, sons Max R. Alford of Dallas and W.L. Alford of Carson, Calif., and daughters Mrs. Helen Phillips and Mrs. Dell Lewis, both of Sulphur Springs, and Mrs. Betty Davis of Greenville.

            Also surviving are brothers George Alford and Don Alford, both of Dallas, and C.A. Alford of Tyler; sisters Mrs. Willie Fay Culpepper and Mrs. Minnie Lee Coats, both of Tyler, and Mrs. Jessie Pearl Roach of Pensacola, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Services were conducted by the Rev. James Edge and the Rev. L.B. Morgan. Pallbearers were Ed Allen, Larry Don Young, Wayne Murphy, Jim Bryce, Bill McGarity and Warren Brewer.

            Tapp Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Restlawn Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gena Forsyth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1977) dates of Ray Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Foy Bell Alford; and his brother Donald Levi Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Jessie Pearl Alford Roach Corwin in Florida Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ray Lewis 1906 TX1, William Lafayette 1877 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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RAYMOND FRANK ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Monday, 12 May 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Raymond Frank Alford, 47, of Saratoga died May 11 at his residence.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at West End Baptist Church in Saratoga with burial at Saratoga City Cemetery under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee....

            A native of Liberty, he lived in Saratoga 13 years and was a truck driver for Shivers Well Service.

            Survivors include wife, Margaret Jackson Alford of Saratoga; son, Raymond Frank Alford, Jr. of Saratoga; daughter, Elber Leanne Seaman of Silsbee; stepson, Jonathan E. Fowler of Saratoga; mother, Earline Alford of Hardin; brother, Willie T. Alford, Jr. of Hardin; sister, Alice Middleton of Liberty; and one grandchild.

 

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RAYMOND NEWTON ALFORD

Father of Anne Renee Alford Shelfer, AAFA #0744, and Paula Jo Alford Burns, AAFA #0805

Brother of Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761

Half-brother of Ramona Alford Darden, AAFA #0715

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Monday, 13 October 1980

 

LIBERTY—Funeral for Raymond Newton Alford, 53, of Liberty was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Allison Funeral Home in Liberty with burial in Oakdale Cemetery in Daisetta.

            He died at 6:50 p.m. Friday [October 10] at Methodist Hospital in Houston after an illness.

            A native of Daisetta, he had lived most of his life in Liberty and was an office manager and accountant for Bertman Drilling Co. He was a World War II Army veteran.

            Survivors include his mother, Thelma M. Brewer of Daisetta; father, Raymond Guy Alford of Eclectic, Ala.; three daughters, Renee Shelfer of Yazoo City, Miss., Paula Burns of Sugar Land and Alison Alford of Liberty; and sister, Jody Roberts of Houston.

 

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Photos from Oak Dale Cemetery, Daisetta, Liberty Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kitty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 22 Feb 1927, last residence Liberty, Liberty Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rosemary Marshall Alford; mother, Thelma Mildred Farris Alford Brewer; stepmother, Mary Elsie May Alford; and sister Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Raymond Guy Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            From TX Divorces: Raymond N. Alford and Rosemary M. Alford were divorced on 9 Feb 1977 in Liberty Co., marriage date 9 Aug 1948.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Raymond Newton 1927 TX1, Raymond Guy 1901 AL2, James Thomas 1873 AL3, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL4, Levin Ellis 1814 GA5, William 1787 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

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RAYMOND T. ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 9 October 2003

 

            Raymond T. Alford, age 70, of Newton [Newton Co.] died on Sunday, October 5, 2003 at Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Newton with burial to follow at Ford Cemetery near Newton....

            Mr. Alford was a native of Gist, Texas and had lived in Newton for over 30 years. He was a retired minister and heavy equipment operator.

            Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Alford of Newton, his sons, Wayne Alford and his wife Nora of Orange, Texas; Michael Alford and his wife, Vickie of Kirbyville, Texas; Jerry Alford and his wife, Debbie of Livingston, Texas; his daughters, Nancy Eddins and her husband, Bobby of Pineland, Texas; Terry Sowell and her husband, Randy of Deweyville, Texas; Naomi Alford of Newton, Texas; his brothers, H.C. Alford Jr. of Buna, Texas; Bobby Alford of Jasper, Texas; his sister, Mary Addison of Minden, LA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra Sue Alford and his son, Ricky Alford.

            Smith Funeral Home Newton, Texas 75966 (409)379-5041.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show Raymond T. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 6 Oct 1932, last residence Kirbyville, Jasper Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Raymond T. 1932 TX1, Harvey Claude 1901 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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RAYMOND WILLIAM ALFORD

Uncle of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 10 March 1965

 

            Alford, Raymond W., 1213 West Saner. Survived by wife, Mrs. Marian Alford; son, Ronald Alford; stepson, Robert Kelley; stepdaughter, Mrs. James P. Lyons; father, Murray C. Alford.

            Chapel services 10 a.m. Thursday, Rev. Sidney Westbrook officiating. Interment Laurel Land.

            Pallbearers; R.E. Harman, W.H. Vogel, E.R. Wells, R.M. Korioth, F.M. Smith and C.W. Battle. Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Home 400 E. Jefferson, WH6-5133.

 

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

Taken by photographer Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Ronald David Alford Sr.; and parents, Murray Childs Alford and Evelyn May Holmes Alford, in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: Raymond William Alford’s death certificate says he was born 6 February 1920, in OH, the son of Murry C. Alford and Evelyn Holmes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Raymond William 1920 OH1, Murray Childs 1896 TX2, Alsey 1860 TX3, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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REBECCA LEE RASBERRY ALFORD MOODY

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 5 March 2000

 

            Rebecca Lee Alford Moody, 82, of Boerne, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2000.

            She was born in Crowell, Texas, on Dec, 22, 1917, the daughter of Jackson G. and Fama Garnett Betts Rasberry.

            She lived in Boerne since 1983 having moved from New London, Conn. She was a member of the First Church “Disciples of Christ” in Kerrville, Charter Member of the Baytown Little Theater, an avid bridge player, and Member of the Key to the Hills Women’s Civic Club.

            She was preceded in death by two husbands, Henry Moody and Neil Alford.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by son, Jack S. Neel of Connecticut; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Welliver of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; many friends, especially Anita Asher and Terry Vogt.

            .... Graveside services will be at Memory Gardens in Baytown at 1 p.m. on Monday....

            Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Vaughan’s Funeral Home of Boerne.

 

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REDEN ALFORD

 

ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—30 December 1943

 

            Funeral services for Reden Alford, 40, of San Antonio, were held in Rockdale...burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Alford died in a hopital in Austin at 2 a.m. Wednesday...

            Born Dec. 30, 1903, Reden Alford was the son of the late Nat J. Alford, well-known Rockdale peace officer, and Mrs. Alford. His father was killed in an automobile accident June 24, 1921, and his mother died October 5, 1925. He was born and reared in the Rockdale public schools. In 1924 Reden Alford married Miss Avis Wilson, of Cameron...

            Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Reden Noris, 17, and Charles Edgar, 12. Also surviving are three brothers: Ottie Alford, of Rockdale; Wm. E. Alford, Galveston; N.E. Alford, of Rockdale; and four sisters: Mrs. E. R. Wolf, Rockdale; Mrs. Ella Baggett, Abilene; Mrs. R.E. Crane, Austin; and Mrs. Pascal Pogue, Rockdale.

 

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CAMERON HERALD

Cameron, Milam Co., TX—30 December 1943

 

            Funeral services for Reden Alford, 40, who died ... in an Austin hospital Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1943, were held in Rockdale...

            Mr. Alford had made his home in San Antonio for the past 10 years.... Mrs. Alford is the former Miss Avis Wilson of Cameron, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wilson and a sister of Mrs. Ben F. Reichert.... Mr. Alford was the son of the late Nat Alford, pioneer peace officer in Rockdale.

            Besides his widow, two sons, Reden Norris and Chas. Edgar Alford, survive. The following brothers and sisters survive: Zeke Alford of Rockdale; Earnest (Monk) Alford of Galveston; Otis Alford of Rockdale; Mrs. Paschal Pogue of Rockdale; Mrs. Ella Baggett of Abilene; Mrs. Bob Crain of Austin; and Mrs. Lottie Wolf of Rockdale.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynn McKerral

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Avis Mae Wilson Alford Briggs; and sons Charles Edgar Alford and Reden Norris Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Reden 1903 TX1, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL2, John Redden 1820 SC3.

 

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REDEN NORRIS “RED” ALFORD

 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION EAGLE

Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—Sunday, 4 February 2001

 

April 16, 1926 – Feb. 3, 2001

 

ROCKDALE—Graveside services for Reden “Red” Alford, 74, of San Antonio are set for 2 p.m. Monday at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale. The Masonic Lodge will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday in the Metropolitan Hospital in San Antonio.

            He was born in Cameron and lived in San Antonio for 65 years. He was a repairman for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 39 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in San Antonio. He was also a member of Bluebonnet Lodge No. 1912 A.F. & A.M. in San Antonio.

            Survivors include his wife, Margaret Alford of San Antonio; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Dr. Richard Gonzales of Sylmar, Calif.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, BeNotForgot

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Reden Alford and Avis Mae Wilson Alford Briggs; and his brother Charles Edgar Alford in this compilation. His middle name is from his father’s obituary.

            The FindAGrave contributor listed him as Reden Noris Alford, son of Reden and Avis Wilson Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Reden Norris 1926 TX1, Reden 1903 TX2, Nathaniel Jefferson 1861 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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RENA MAYE BAKER ALFORD GROOMS

Mother of Cecil Wylie Alford, AAFA #0012

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—_____October 1997

 

 

            Grooms, Rena Maye, born, November 13, 1901, passed away October 3, 1997. Survived by sons Cecil Wylie Alford of Denver, CO, Bill Grooms of Dallas, Bob Grooms of Dallas, and 10 Grandchildren.

            Services 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, October 7, 1997, Hughes Buckner Chapel. Rev. Vic Johnson officiating. Interment Laurel Land Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5:00–7:00 P.M., Monday at the funeral home.

            Hughes Funeral Home, Bucker Chapel, 2615 Buckner Blvd, Dallas, Texas, 75227, 214-388-0444.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Cecil Wylie Robbins 1902 MS1, Thaddeus La Dora 1871 MS2, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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REVA ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 December 1981

 

            Alford, Reva, 79, of Dallas. Services 11 a.m. Saturday, St. Paul United Methodist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reva Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 Nov 1902 and died _____ Dec 1981, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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RHODA MAE ALFRED

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Friday, 17 February 2006

 

 

            Mrs. Rhoda Mae Alfred passed away Monday, February 13, 2006.

            Mrs. Alfred was a Unit Secretary for the University Health System for 25 years.

            She is survived by her 4 children; Juanita E. Smith, Vicente R. Alfred, Paula A. Smith and Walter E. Kemper, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Ernestine K. Everage.

            Visitation will be Friday, February 17, 2006 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lewis Funeral Home; Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from St. James A.M.E. Church 410 Richter Street.... Interment will be in Meadowlawn Memorial Park. Lewis Funeral Home.

 

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RICHARD DOUGLAS HALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Monday, 22 February 1999

 

BURLESON—Doug Halford, 58, was called to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, Feb. 19, 1999 after being what is believed to be the longest living recipient of a double lung transplant in 1987.

            Memorial service: 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Burleson. Funeral: 2 p.m Monday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells.

            Richard Douglas Halford was born Nov. 18, 1940 in Mineral Wells.

            He was a loving father, “Papa” and a friend to many at First Baptist Church of Burleson.

            His sister, Janice Sineath preceded him in death.

            Survivors: Mother, Eileen Beck of Burleson; brother, James Halford of Arizona; son, Kent Halford and fiancee, Esther Neal and son, Chad, of Burleson; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Mark Hughes of Burleson; children’s mother, Peggy Harkins of Burleson; grandchildren, Brent, Trent and Tichelle Halford, Heather and Galan Hughes, all of Burleson; aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; and nephews.

 

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 confirm the birth and death dates of Richard D. Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Burleson, Johnson Co., TX.

 

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RICHARD ERWIN ALFORD

Father of Mary Justine Alford Monroe, AAFA #0232

Brother of Florence Inez Alford Surovik, AAFA #0107

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

Grandfather of Dovie Jean Alford, AAFA #1110

 

THE CALDWELL NEWS AND THE BURLESON COUNTY LEDGER

Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—23 January 1953

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Richard Erwin Alford is dead. He died of a heart attack about 3 o’clock last Friday morning when he was alone in his car, on his way to Freeman town to get the colored cook. He was moving along slowly on highway 36 when he suddenly slumped forward, draped across the steering wheel. The car horn started blowing at the impact of his body. The car swerved to the right and rolled over the shoulder and into the ditch almost at the driveway entrance at Richard Bower’s home on the highway. Several people saw what happened and rushed to Mr. Alford’s aid. They called a physician but Erwin was dead before the doctor arrived. Thus the life of Erwin Alford passed from this earth on to its reward.

            He was a good man as good men go. Many people loved him and respected him. He had a way about him that made an impression. Friends flocked to his little service station on highway 21 after World War II and business flourished for him at that spot. He always had an interesting story to tell; a humorous remark to make... a sort of so-called dry humor, which is the kind that is more often appreciated. Original witticisms came from him whenever he felt like talking to you. Yes... Erwin Alford, who retired from the filling station business in 1948 after the largest oil well in the world was struck, the Alford No. 1, on his and other heirs property in Upton County will be missed plenty by his friends and cronies on the main drag, at the down-town corners, at the banks and the barber shops, where he was seen some time during almost any day. Occasionally he travelled out to Upton County to check the oil business and other times he puttered around with his cattle. For the past four years Erwin just messed around, more or less, but he hadn’t been well. He had been ill several times before and his heart wasn’t strong, like it used to be. Although he had been seriously ill several times in recent years, he had been feeling pretty well of late and nothing like this suddenness of death was expected. It shocked his family and friends.

            Mr. Alford was born August 12, 1886, at Caldwell, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Halcut Alford. He was reared in this county and spent his entire lifetime here. In his youth he attended the local school, was a mail carrier and a farmer prior to World I. When the war came on Erwin was inducted into the 36th Division. In February 1918 went overseas July 1918 after training at Camp Bowie, Texas for less than six months. He was with M. G. Company, 141 Infantry. Fought in the battles of Meuse and Argonne Forest October 1 through October 29 and was decorated for bravery under fire. He received his honorable discharge July 3, 1919, and came home as soon after that as he could.

            Mr. Alford was first married to Miss Dovey Jean Wallace in the early 1900’s. There were two sons born of this union, James Erwin, now of Houston and Tommie of Dallas. Mrs. Alford passed on in 1913.

            He was again married in 1922 to Miss Era Miears of Kerrville. Three daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Alford, the first Dovey Jean, died in infancy. Mrs. Richard (Patsy) Stratton of Bryan and Miss Laurinda Alford of Caldwell. They survive their father.

            The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons. He also is survived by two sisters and three brothers: Mrs. Inez Surovik [AAFA #0107], and Miss Lizzie Alford, both of Caldwell; Lee Alford Sr., R.A. (Bob) Alford of Austin, and Phil Alford, Sr. of Caldwell and a number of nephews and nieces and four granddaughters and two grandsons.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the First Methodist Church, The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Funeral service was held from Phillips—Luckey Funeral Home at 2 o’clock, Saturday afternoon…. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery.

            Pall bearers were Phil Alford, Jr., Halcut Alford, Hoover Alford, Dan Alford, L.W. Gray, Hugh Cherry, D.L. Alford, Jr. [AAFA #0054], and W.L. Surovik.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Zaharis

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his third wife, Era Miears Alford; his daughters Laurinda Alford Youngbloom and Mary Justine Alford Monroe; his parents Halcut Alford and Mary Jane Scott Alford; and his siblings Daniel Lee Alford Sr., Florence Inez Alford Surovik, and Lizzie Evans Alford in this compilation.

            Richard Erwin Alford’s second wife, Sally Griffin, and their daughter, Mary Justine Alford Monroe, AAFA #0232, are not listed in this obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Richard Erwin 1886 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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RICHARD HENRY ALFRED

 

From The Men and Women in WWII, Veterans from Houston County, TX

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—4 March 1999

 

            Mr. R.H. Alfred, age 74 of Elkhart, passed away Feb. 23 at his residence. Mr. Alfred was born Oct. 11, 1924, in Houston County and resided in Elkhart for the past 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army.

            Mr. Alfred was a retired mechanic and a farmer. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he also served as a Deacon.

            Survivors include wife Ellen Marie Alfred of Elkhart; sons Claud William Alfred and wife Jennifer of Houston, Steve Richard Alfred and wife Mary of Palestine and Joe Alan Alfred and wife Patricia of Ladonia; daughter Lisa Marie Myers and husband Jimmy of Elkhart; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Alpha Morgan of Houston, Frances Bartee of Crockett and Ellena Hamlin of Lovelady; brother Elzie Alfred of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Mr. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Henry and Elzora Alfred; brother Moody Alfred and sister Effie Moffitt.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alfred were held Feb. 25 in the Callaway-Alee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. T.D. Lunsford officiating. Interment followed in the Old Zion Cemetery.

            Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Old Zion Cemetery, Kennard, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lady History Buff

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of R.H. Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Frances Alfred Kendrick Bartee, Elzie Dryden Alfred, and Moody David Alfred in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His ALFRED lineage: Richard Henry 1924 TX1, Richard Henry 1886 TX2, David Richard 18523, David Turner 1813 VA4.

 

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RICHARD JAMES HALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Thursday, 14 September 2000

 

            Richard James Halford, 78, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000 in Houston. Born Sept. 29, 1921, in Governeur, NY, he lived in Houston for 46 years. He was a claims and benefits representative for the Veterans Affairs hospital in Houston for 20 years before retiring. Additionally, he was an organist and music director for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Zion Lutheran Church and Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church after moving to Houston in 1954. He attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

            Mr. Halford was preceded in death by his wife Marjery Arbaugh Halford in 1982. He is survived by his daughter, Cassandra Lee Marvin, and son-in-law David Marvin of Oceanside, Calif.; brothers John Halford of Governeur, NY, and Everett Halford of Potsdam, NY; sisters Lucille Brown of Governeur, NY and Joyce Bressette of Clearwater, FL; grand-daughter Deirdre Collen Cody of Ft. Worth, TX; and two great-grandchildren.

            A private cremation was held, and services are being scheduled in Governeur, NY. Interment will follow in the Governeur City Cemetery.

            Memorial donations can be made to the Marjery Arbaugh Halford endowment at Rice University. Bellaire Southwest Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Richard J. Halford (SS# issued in NY) but list his birth date as 18 Sept 1921, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Thomas Halford; and siblings Everett Charles Halford, Frances Delia Halford Klock, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Paul Henry Halford, Ralph Thomas Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in New York Obituaries. We included the obituary of his sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            His lineage: Richard James 1921 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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RICHARD LEE DICKALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Tuesday, 17 December 1996

 

JACKSONVILLE—Services for Richard Dick Alford, 61, Jacksonville, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Renfro Memorial Chapel at Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Jacksonville, with the Rev. C.L. Taylor officiating.

            Burial will be in Earle’s Chapel Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Dec. 15, in a Tyler hospital.

            He was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Oklahoma. He lived in Jacksonville for the past 22 years. He was employed at Astro Air. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include his wife, Marleene Alford, Jacksonville, two sons, Richard Lee Alford, Jr., Longview, and Randy Alford, Jacksonville; daughter, Donna Riggs, Jacksonville; sisters, Fern McDonald, McLeansboro, Ill., and Molleye Busby, Hawkins; brother, Frank Alford, Longview; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Chet Wills, Larry McQuaide, Donny Baker, Jim Griffen, Don Murphy and Daryl Moore.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Curry, W.T. Gillen, Lawrence Ellis and Gerald Jackson.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his sister Mollye Lou Alford Busby in this compilation.

            A RootsWeb Family Tree lists his father as Frank Burkette Alford.

 

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RICHARD LYNN ALFORD

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—Friday, 20 April 2007

 

 

            Richard Lynn Alford, a long time resident of Corpus Christi, was born on June 9, 1928 in Wichita Falls, Texas entered into rest on April 17, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 78 years.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Clara Alford; sister, Patricia Lynn Noel; and brother, Robert Eugene Alford.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Dea Alford; daughters, Marie Alford and Veronica Tharas and husband Greg; son, Richard Lynn Alford Jr. and wife Francis; brother, John Leroy Alford; grandchildren: Barbara, Elsa, Brian, Nathan, Franklin, Amelia, Hannah, Cecilia, Jacob, and John Cross; great grandchild, Dylan.

            A rosary will be recited on Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at La Paz Funeral Chapels.

            Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 23, 2007 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 1710 Clower St. Interment will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

            Arrangements are with La Paz All Faiths Funeral Chapels....

 

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 confirm the birth and death dates of Richard Lynn Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Richard Lynn 1928 TX1, Richard Leroy 1900 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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RICHARD WAYNE ALFORD

AAFA #0257

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—3 August 2012

 

 

            Richard Wayne Alford, 68, of Alvarado passed into the arms of the Lord on Friday, July 27, 2012.

            Service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at First Baptist Church in Alvarado. The Rev. Wade Taylor will officiate. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home.

            Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the building fund at the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 362, Alvarado, Texas 76009.

            Wayne was born in Mineral Wells, to Charles Knowles and Maxine Harris Alford. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Wayne was a loving husband and a faithful servant of the Lord.

            Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow deacons and his Sunday school class, Pairs and Spares.

            He was preceded in death by his father and his stepfather, Robert Alford.

            Survivors: Wayne is survived by his loving wife, Ruby Alford; sons, Michael and wife, Larissa Alford, of California, David Alford of Fort Worth; grandson, Ron Sikes; mother, Maxine Alford of Willow Park; brother, Charles Alford of Clear Lake; sister, Jasmine (Cymbe) Walston of Indiana; and his church family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard W. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 29 June 1944, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his stepfather, Robert Burns Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Richard Wayne Alford was born 29 June 1944 in Palo Pinto Co., the son of Charles Knowles Alford and Helen Maxine Harris.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Richard Wayne 1944 TX, Charles Knowles 1918 TX1, James Burns 1890 TN2, Charles A. 1868 TN3, James Madden 1832 TN4, Isaac W. 1805 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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RICKEY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—19 October 2012

 

            Alford, Rickey Age 62, of Dallas, TX, died on October 11, 2012. Memorial: Sat. Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at Golden Gate Funeral Home - Dallas, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Golden Gate Funeral Home traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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RITA FAYE ALFORD CAVENDER

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 15 April 2005

 

            Cavender, Rita Faye age 78, of Allen was born December 9, 1926 and passed away April 12, 2005.

            She is survived by her brother, William Alford of Bakersfield, CA; brother-in-law, Doyle Wayne Cavender of Garland, TX; niece, Barbara Spurgin, caregiver and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Leon Cavender and a twin sister, Lita Alford.

            Pallbearers; Doyle Wayne Cavender, Brent Cavender, Jeff Cavender, and Mike Cavender.

            Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday April 14, 2005 in Williams Memorial Chapel.... Interment followed in Mills Cemetery. Williams Funeral Directors….

 

Photo from Mills Cemetery, Garland, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Bench

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rita F. Cavender (SS# issued in TX), last residence Allen, Collin Co., TX.

 

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ROBBIE ALFORD HARRIS

 

MERIDIAN STAR

Meridian, Lauderdale Co., MS—Friday, 14 April 2006

 

[She died in TX, but because of her close ties to MS, we are also publishing her obituary in Mississippi Obituaries.]

 

            Services for Robbie A. Harris will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl White officiating. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery. James F. Webb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Harris, 80, of Meridian, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Sugar Land, Texas. She was a retired registered nurse.

            Survivors include her husband, Kropp Harris of Missouri City, Texas; a son, Wellie Harris and his wife, Sheryl, of Missouri City; a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Harris of The Woodlands, Texas; a sister-in-law, Hilda Rhea Alford of Denham Springs, La.; a brother-in-law, Johnny Harris and his wife, Joyce, of Brandon; grandchildren, Kelly Harris Tolar and her husband, Trey, of Tomball, Texas, Matthew Harris and his wife, Chauncy, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Christie Harrison of Sugar Land, Kyle Harris of Missouri City, Sarah Harris and Mary Harris, both of The Woodlands; one great-granddaughter, Grace Harris of Oklahoma City and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her sons, Scott Harris and Alan Harris; a granddaughter, Kristin Harris; a brother, Travis Alford; a sister, Jean Hannula and brother-in-law, Jack; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dink and Sarah Chapman.

            Memorials may be made to Highland Baptist Church of Meridian.

            Pallbearers will be Johnny Harris, Jack Burton Hannula, Rick Alford, Robert Chapman, Matthew Harris and Trey Tolar. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Alford and Kyle Harris.

            Visitation will be today from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robbie A. Harris (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Sept 1925, last residence Missouri City, Fort Bend Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her stepmother, Velma Walters Alford, in this compilation.

            Robbie is the daughter of Arthur Eugene Alford and his first wife, Vera Simmons, who died in 1928.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Robbie 1925 MS1, Arthur Eugene 1898 MS2, Albert Arthur 1872 MS3, Ira Newton 1848 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ROBERT BRYANT ALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Sunday, 17 January 2010

 

            Robert Bryant Alford, 66, of Amarillo died Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.

            Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. today in Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Dr. G.A. Roach officiating.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 11, 1944, in Amarillo to Guy and Kathryn Alford. He served in the U.S. Navy and spent the last 40 years providing services for owner/operators in the trucking business.

            Survivors include his loving family, Glenda Sweet, Scott Alford and wife Kristin, Candice Isbell and husband Wyatt, and several grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert Bryant Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Amarillo, Potter Co., TX.

 

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ROBERT BRUCE ALFORD

 

HERALD-ZEITUNG

New Braunfels, Comal Co., TX—Wednesday, 11 June 2003

 

            Dr. Robert Bruce Alford, 84, passed away at his home in New Braunfels, Texas, June 9, 2003.

            Dr. Alford was born on August 26, 1918, in Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from Hickman High School in Columbia, where he won state championships in the half-mile run and wrestling and starred on the state championship football team with Sam Walton.

            He attended the University of Missouri and briefly worked in Washington, D.C., until he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on March 25, 1943. He attended pre-flight training at Maxwell Field, Alabama, primary flying school at Americus, Georgia, basic instrument school at Greenville, Mississippi, and advanced flying training at Blytheville, Arkansas.

            He subsequently served as a flight instructor and served in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and central Europe. He left active duty in 1946, received a B.S. in chemistry from Southwest Texas University and then, in 1952, a D.D.S. from the University Of Texas Dental School in Houston. He had private dental practices in Seguin and Beaumont, Texas, and later served as director of dental services for the city of San Antonio from 1977 until his retirement in 1988.

            His wife of 57 years, Ruth, and his two sons, David L. Alford of Green Valley, Arizona, and Terry B. Alford of Woodbury, Vermont, survive Dr. Alford.

            Services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Fort Sam Houston.

 

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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 of Robert B. Alford (SS# issued in DC), last residence New Braunfels, Comal Co., TX.

 

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ROBERT BURNS ALFORD

AAFA #0207

 

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STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Friday, 7 February 2003

Included in “In Remembrance,” AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Robert B. Alford, 80, passed peacefully from this life to the next after a long, courageous battle with heart disease Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003.

            Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Moore Funeral Home Chapel, Arlington. Burial: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington....

            Robert was born March 16, 1922, in Mineral Wells. He was a Willow Park resident for the last 16 years and a former resident of Arlington for 40 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Willow Park.

            Robert was a contract compliance officer for the federal government, from which he retired after 36 years.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister and his first wife, Gladys Maxine McFadin Alford.

            Survivors: Wife, Maxine Harris Alford of Willow Park; son, Robert W. Alford of Arlington; granddaughters, Carleen and Janelle; stepchildren, Charles Wayne Alford and Cymbe Walston; 13 step grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Minnie Lee Harris of California.

 

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Photo from Moore Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX

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

This photo was taken before Robert died in 2003.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert Alford (SS# issued in TX). His last residence is listed as Weatherford, Parker Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Mary Blanche Alford Brewton and Wilson Ray Alford in this compilation.

            Bob was proud of the many accomplishments of his father, especially his musical ability. See some of his music in AAFA ACTION, March 1990.

            Bob and Maxine were proud of their unusual marriage circumstances and took some pleasure in talking about it. It was the second marriage for both of them. Maxine was previously married to Charles Knowles Alford, Bob’s brother. Bob and Maxine, as “in-laws” were good friends. When each of their spouses died, one thing led to another, and they eventually married. Their sons by their first marriages were first cousins and then became step-brothers. Bob and Maxine made sure both sons were members of AAFA, and they too were at the 1989 meeting in Houston.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Burns 1922 TX1, James Burns 1890 TN2, Charles A. 1868 TN3, James Madden 1832 TN4, Isaac W. 1805 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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ROBERT GREENE ALFORD

Brother of Orville Felton Alford, AAFA #0042

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—4 December 2011

 

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            Robert Alford, age 77 of Breckenridge, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, December 5th, at Trinity Baptist Church with Rev. Leo Brooks and Rev. Otho Noggle officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held Sunday evening, December 4th, from 5 to 6 p.m.

            Robert Greene Alford was born on May 2, 1934 in Artemus, Kentucky to parents, Greene Berry Alford and Roxie Alice Baird Alford. He grew up in the small Kentucky community of Little Brush Creek and graduated from Knox Center High School in Barbourville, Kentucky in 1952. At only 18 years of age, Mr. Alford began his career at the First National Bank of Littlefield, Texas. He married Anne Brandt on March 27, 1955 in Littlefield. He later earned a degree in banking from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Alford’s career in banking spanned several decades: Vice President of First National Bank of Muleshoe, 1957 to 1968; Vice President of First National Bank of Breckenridge, 1968 to 1985 and CEO and President of City National Bank of Colorado City, 1985 to 1992. Following his retirement from the banking industry, Mr. Alford returned to Breckenridge, where he owned and operated Alford BBQ. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Alford owned the Farmer’s Insurance Agency of Breckenridge.

            Very civic minded, Mr. Alford was a member of the Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Lion’s Club, Quarterback Club and Band Boosters. He also served as an Assistant Boy Scout Leader, as well as the Chairman of the United Fund. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and was also active in the Walk to Emmaus group. Mr. Alford enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and collecting antique coins and tools. He also loved to feed and watch the birds that would often visit his home.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Orville Alford, Johnny Alford and Doyle Alford and two sisters, Lyda Katrinak and Flora Jean Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Anne Alford of Breckenridge; three children, Rob Alford and wife, Pam of Royse City, Lydia Knust and husband, Joe of Breckenridge and Greg Alford and wife, Julie of Prosper; one brother, Jason Lee Alford and wife, Sue of Three Rivers, Michigan; two sisters, Gwendolyn Crawford and husband, Jim of Hamilton, Ohio and Nina Sue Sullivan of Rockport, Illinois; ten grandchildren, Kara Largent and husband Jacob of Stephenville, Justin Shirley and wife, Laci of Breckenridge, Jamie Grabbe and husband, Oliver of Canyon, Felicia Combest and husband, Austin of Hawaii, Ben Alford of Dallas, Allie Alford of Prosper, Renee Acosta and fiancé, Paul Jones of Farmersville, Joel R. Knust of Dallas, April Geisheimer and husband, Jon of Switzerland and Angel Salas and husband, Michael of Breckenridge and sixteen great grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be sent online at www.morehartmortuary.net.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brothers Doyle Dean 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.

            Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry.com) lists Bobby G. Alford, born 2 May 1934 in Knott Co., KY, mother’s maiden name Roxie Baird. AAFA records spell his middle name and his father’s name Green.

            See Orville Felton Alford’s ahnentafel for more information about this family.

            His lineage: Robert Greene 1934 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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ROBERT L. ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 28 September 1998

 

 

            Bob Alford, Jr., age 69 of Mesquite [Dallas Co.]. Bob retired from the city of Dallas, Park and Recreation Department.

            He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sons, Bob III, Jeff, Mike and Randy Alford; daughter, Tonya Gilbert; seven grandchildren; brother, Melrose Alford; sisters, Fyne Peden and Dru Sadler. Numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sylvester Matthews officiating. Interment to follow at Restland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, September 28, 1998.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bob J. [sic] Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 Dec 1928 and died 27 Sept 1998, last residence Mesquite, Dallas Co., TX.

            Bob’s gravestone says he was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.

            There is some controversy regarding his father’s name. In some genealogies he is listed as Robert Ely Alford. He is listed in records as R.L., Robert L., Robert E., Robert, and Robert Lee. Peggy Schuster, AAFA #0666, offers the probability that in his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, where he is is registered as Robert Lee Alford and signed his name R.E. Alford, [not located at Ancestry.com] he told the officials that he was Robert Ely Alford. He pronounced the name as “E-Lee” not as “E-Lie,” and the tired and over worked official heard only the “Lee.”

            TX Births: R.L. Alford Jr. was born 26 Dec 1928 in Van Zandt Co., TX, the son of R.L. Alford and Ella White. No other births for this couple are recorded in these records.

            On the 1930 census in Van Zandt Co., TX, Bob, age 1-4/12 b. TX, is the youngest child of Robert L. Alford, age 48 b. MS, and his wife Ella R. 43 MS.

            On the 1910 census, the family is in Bolivar Co., MS: Robert E. Alford, age 30, married 6 years; his wife ella 28, 3 children, 3 living; and Velma 4, Earl 2, and Harry Lee 2/12. All and their parents were b. in MS.

            On the 1900 census in Carroll Co., MS, he is Robert, age 23 b. May 1877, living with his father, Theodore Aloford, age 60 b. Aug 1838, widowed, 5 siblings and 2 nieces. All were b. in MS.

            On the 1880 census in Carroll Co., MS, he is Robert, age 7, living with his parents Theodo Alford, 41 b. MS, and Harriet 36 MS.

            On both the 1880 and 1900 censuses, Theodore says his parents were born in AL.

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

            His lineage: Robert L. 1928 TX1, Robert E.L. 1873 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD

 

Photo from Foss Funeral Home

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—7 September 2012

 

            Robert Lee Alford, 87, of Clifton, formerly of Valley Mills, passed away Sept. 4, 2012, at his home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Valley Mills First Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Valley Mills Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home.

            Robert was born May 11, 1925, in Coryell County, to Bill and Hester Pearl (Troutt) Alford. He was a World War II Army veteran. He married Rosalie Locklear on Oct. 11, 1947, in Waco. Robert was a farmer and rancher. He had worked for Kimble Feed Co. of Clifton and Clifton Lumber Company. Because of health reasons in 1989, he retired as a supervisor from Clifton Chemical Lime. Robert was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife of almost 65 years, Rosalie Alford of Clifton; a daughter, Carol Franklin; a sister, Marybelle Donaldson of Ft. Worth; a grandson, John Franklin Sr. and wife, Ary, of Temple; two great-grandchildren, Mary Grace and John Junior; and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers will be Stanley Gibbons Jr., Richard Hoisington, Merle Belcher, Ray Dale Watley, Melvin Harris, and Weldon Davis.

            Please join us in remembering Robert by visiting our memorial at www.fossfuneralhome.com.

FAG photo requested 11/14/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rosalie Locklear Alford; and siblings Effie Martha Alford Mobley and Thomas Jefferson Alford in this compilation.

            Robert was the youngest child of William A. Alford and Hester Pearl Troutt.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Robert Lee 1925 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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ROBERT LEE “DOC” ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Monday, 6 August 2007

 

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EASTLAND, TEXAS—Robert L. “Doc” Alford passed away peacefully on August 4, 2007, at his home in Eastland, Texas, after an illness of several months. He was 93 years old.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jim Wright and Rev. Harry Garvin officiating. Burial will be in Merriman Cemetery next to his wife of 68 years, Bertha “Bert” Alford, who passed away on August 4, 2002, five years ago to the day.

            The family will received friends at the funeral home on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m

            As a child, friends playfully referred to Robert as “Doc” and the nickname stuck. Throughout his life he was known as “Doc” by family, friends and acquaintances. Few people even knew his given name

            Doc was born in Hamby, Texas, but the family moved first to Fort Worth and then to Eastland when he was a small child. He subsequently spent the better part of his 93 years in and around Eastland. In the course of his long life, he was first-hand witness to events that helped to shape the character of the city and to those two sensational legendary events that drew the attention of the whole country; the waking of “Old Rip” and the hanging of the “Santa Clause bank robber.

            He married Bertha Lea Taylor on April 2, 1934, and supported a soon growing family as the shop foreman at Lamb Chevrolet. Doc worked for Theo Lamb until the dealership was sold to Milton Fullen. He helped with the transition of ownership and, in the process, he and Milton became close friends. It was a friendship that lasted throughout their adult lives.

            After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Doc attempted to join the army, but he had three children and the army was not taking men with families at that time. He persisted, however, and in October 1942, he was accepted into the United States Navy. As a Seabee, Doc served in the campaign to retake Guam and then as part of the American forces on Kodiak Island. He left the service with the rank of chief petty officer. Military service and his contribution to the war effort was one of Doc’s proudest accomplishments.

            In the 1930s, he was a heavyweight boxing champion in Eastland County. There were many other more serious accomplishments, however. One that should be mentioned is his service to the community as a member of the Eastland Hospital Board of Directors from 1952 to 1993. He worked tirelessly and unselfishly, often in partnership with good friend Milton Fullen, donating time, money and his considerable talents in support of the hospital, which, in the early years, was often struggling for existence. Doc was an active member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Texas Christian Motorcycle Association, and Big D Pacers (a go-cart association). His service in these organizations offers some insight into his character and interests. An avid collector of baseball caps, he had more that 200 in his collection.

            Above all, Doc was a good neighbor in a Christian sense, lending a helping hand to anyone who had a need, family and neighbors alike. He was a good man who will be missed by everyone who knew him. Doc is preceded in death by: his parents, James Monroe and [Cordelia A.] Cotton Alford; his wife, Bertha; a daughter, Shirley Lynch; and four brothers, Howard, Tommy, Chester and Edgar.

            He is survived by: three daughters, Ida Norris of Eastland, Sylvia Moreland of Lake Leon, and Barbara Crudgington of Ranger; a son, Robert L. “Bud” Alford of Jackson, Mississippi; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

            Edwards Funeral Home, Eastland, Texas 254-629-2611

 

 

 

Photos from Merriman Cemetery, Ranger, Eastland Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, M. Scott Hoover

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Lee Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 July 1914.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bertha Lea Taylor Alford; and brother Chester Grady Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Lee 1914 TX1, James Monroe 1885 TX2, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ROBERT LEE HALFORD, JR.

 

WISE COUNTY MESSENGER

Decatur, Wise Co., TX—Sunday, 23 October 2005

 

            Funeral for Robert L. Halford Jr., 76, of Bishop [Nueces Co.] and formerly of Wise County was to be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Alvord Church of Christ. A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 20, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary in Kingsville.

            Halford died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, in Bishop.

            Born April 3, 1929, in Seymour, to Robert Lee Halford and Myrtle Thomas Halford, he was drafted into the Army during the Korean War and attained the rank of sergeant under combat conditions. He graduated with a degree in ag science from Texas Tech in 1958. He married Jeannette Holland in 1959, and she preceded him in death in 1976. He married Donna Allard Perrault in 1977.

            He graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1981 with a master’s degree in education and later served as principal at Alvord. He was a minister at Sunset, Crafton, Greenwood, Alvord, Forestburg and Bishop Churches of Christ.

            He was preceded in death by two sons, Adam and James; two brothers, Charles and J.D. Halford and one sister, Mary Halford Fain.

            He is survived by three children, Cindy Jeter and husband, Larry, of Chantilly, Va., Becky Stephens and husband, Russell, of Decatur and Stephen Halford and wife, Stefanie, of Southaven, Miss.; four step-children, Barry Perrault and wife, Lesa, of Humble, Tom Perrault and wife, Cheryl, of Richmond, Va., Kendra Perrault Nash and husband, John, of Missouri City and Elaine Perrault Murrell and husband, Brian, of London, England; 10 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; five sisters, Lois Nikirk and husband, Roy, of Corpus Christi, Jolu Rupel and husband, Gene, of Joshua Tree, Calif., Wilma House of Aledo and Opal Morton and husband, Dick, and Sharon Walker, all of Fort Worth, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family requests that memorials be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, the Bishop Church of Christ or the Disabled American Veterans.

 

Photo from Sunset Beasley Cemetery, Sunset, Montague Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Cheryle Wilson Sprecher - kensprecher@embarqmail.com – emailed 11/19/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of R.L. Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bishop, Nueces Co., TX.

 

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ROBERT S. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Tuesday, 26 November 1985

 

            Graveside services for Robert S. Alford, 73, of Waskom [Harrison Co., TX] will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Memory Park....

            Lakeview Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Monday at his home after a brief illness.

            He is survived by his sons, Benny of Waskom and Stacy Eugene of Plano; a brother, Clifford of Phillips; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 6 Oct 1912 and died _____ Nov 1985, last residence Waskom, Harrison Co., TX.

 

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ROBERT S. HALLFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Sunday, 5 March 2000

 

ANSON—Robert S. Hallford, 70, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at All Saints Episcopal Hospital in Fort Worth after a short illness. Services will be 1:30 Sunday at the Anson Church of Christ…. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, directed by Lawrence-Adams Funeral Home.

            Born Jan. 11, 1930, in Bangs, Robert was a son of the late Andrew and Lorlea (Seymore) Hallford. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Robert lived most of his life in the Abilene area, where he worked for Nemco Electric. He married Janea Anderson on July 2, 1978, in Lubbock. Robert worked for Brandon & Clark Electric in Lubbock for 18 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

            One brother, Tommy Hallford, preceded him in death.

            Survivors include his wife, Janea Hallford of Anson; two sons, Robbie Hallford of Levelland and Jeffery Hallford of Flower Mound; one daughter, Stephanie Cook of Lubbock; two stepsons, Lee Howard of Snyder and Ricky Washburn of Anson; one stepdaughter, Carla Lankford of Fort Worth; two brothers, David Hallford of Abilene and Ben Hallford of Keller; two sisters, Goldie Monroe of Abilene and Johnnie Goforth of Fort Worth; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gregorcyk, David Bratcher, Joe Rude, Ronny Tinker, Steven Campbell, and Sammy Losoya.

            Foster-Adams Funeral Home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert S. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Anson, Jones Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his wife, Barbara Janea Anderson Hallford, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT SIDNEY ALFORD

Nephew of Willie Marshall Alford, AAFA #0128

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 14 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

            Robert Sidney Alford, 37, of Lumberton [Hardin Co., TX] died Tuesday [July 12] at St Elizabeth Hospital after an illness.

            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee under the direction of Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee….

            A native of Newton, Miss., he lived in Lumberton seven months and was a satellite installer.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathy Golightley Alford of Lumberton; son, Timothy Leland Alford of Lumberton; daughter, Holly Alford of Lumberton; mother and stepfather, Julia and Connie Olive of Lumberton; sisters, Kathleen Jones of Lumberton, Patricia Redmon of Silsbee, Jeannie Deaton of Stigler, Okla., and Bonnie Fredrick of Midwest City, Okla.; and brothers, Joseph W. Alford of Huntsville, and Travis Olive and Dennis Olive, both of Midwest City.

FAG photo requested 11/14/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert S. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Sept 1956, last residence Gulfport, Harrison Co., TX, last benefit Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of his brother Timothy W. Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Sidney 1956 MS1, ?????2, Nathan Bell 1886 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS4, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA5, Spire Washington 1807 GA6, Brittain Washington 1782 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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ROGER LESLIE HALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 5 October 2004

 

            Roger Leslie Halford born August 6, 1944 to Robert and Roselyn Halford died in Kingwood, Texas on October 3, 2004.

            Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2004 in the Chapel of Kingwood Funeral Home followed by a reception with the family at the funeral home…. Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to MD Anderson c/o Melanoma Center.

 

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

 

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ROBERT WILLIAM ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 20 January 1933

 

MERCEDES MAN FOUND DEAD

 

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 19, (AP)—R.W. Alford, 60, of Mercedes [Hidalgo Co.], former Fort Worth business man, was found dead in his hotel room by a chamber maid late Wednesday [January 18]. Justice J.R. Faulkner returned an inquest verdict of death from “bullet wounds, self-inflicted.” Alford had been dead since 7 a.m. He left a note asking that his family in Mercedes be notified and a check to pay his funeral expenses.

 

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Photo from Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Gibbons

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, James Perry Alford; and siblings Sophie K. Alford Woods and Sallie Eugenia Alford Peveler in this compilation.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: R.W. Alford’s death certificate says he was born 14 Sept 1869—his daughter Cecelia Alford Longaker was the informant. However, his gravestone says he was born in 1867, and he was age 3 on the 1870 census and age 12 on the 1880 census.

            His wife was Mary Lavina Castle Alford. She died in San Francisco, CA, on 9 July 1962 [California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895-1985 (Ancestry.com)].

            From TX Births: His son, Robert William Alford Jr., was born 29 May 1921 in Tarrant Co. Robert Sr.’s middle name is assumed from his son’s birth record.

            A brief biography of Robert, written before his son Robert was born in 1921, is included with AAFA Biographies and Autobiographies of Alfords. It incorrectly says he was born 14 Sept 1871.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert William 1867 TX1, James Perry 1821 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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RONALD DAVID ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Tuesday, 23 June 2009

 

Mr. Ronald David Alford, Sr.

 

            Alford, Ronald D. Sr. (Ronnie) Born October 16, 1940 and passed away June 20, 2009. Preceded in death by [step]dad, Edwin Mauser. Survived by mother Beulah Mauser; son: Ronald Alford, Jr. & Terri Berkley; daughters: Beverly Wallace & husband Jeff, Elizabeth Alford; Brenda Burkham & husband Jerry; and April Alford; 7 grandchildren, and numerous other family members along with many friends.

            Service will be 12:00 Noon Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be 6-8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ronald David Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence De Soto, Dallas Col, TX.

            See the obituary of his father, Ronald William Alford, in this compilation.

            TX Births: Ronald David Alford was born 16 Oct 1940 in Dallas Co., TX, the son of Raymond William Alford and Buella Fay Cristie. Ronald David Alford and Shelia/Sheila Ann Inmon/Inman are listed as the parents of all the children named in the obituary except April, whose mother is Janet Gail Chandler. All the children were born in Dallas Co., TX.

 

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RONALD K. ALFORD

Uncle of Oliver Carroll Alford, AAFA #0212

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Monday, 22 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

ELKHART [Anderson Co.]—Services for Ronald K. “Ron” Alford, 67, Elkhart, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home chapel, Palestine.... Burial will be in Crawford Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Feb. 20 in a Tyler hospital.

            He was born Sept. 7, 1931, in Slocum to the late Ed and Agnes Moore Alford. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and worked 30 years for the Houston Chronicle before retiring to Elkhart in 1978.

            He worked as a handyman before going to work in maintenance at Texas Department of Criminal Justice at Coffield Unit and then Beto II. He was a volunteer for Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and a volunteer bailiff for Anderson County Courthouse.

            He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Redtown, Disabled American Veterans, Elkhart Masonic Lodge, South Anderson County Medical Board of Elkhart, and helped form the Chamber of Commerce in Elkhart.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Alford, Elkhart; sons James “Mike” Alford, Nashville, Tenn.; daughter, Michele Westmoreland, Crockett; brothers, John Alford and Eddie Alford, both of Houston; special friends, Calvin “Okie” and Margaret “Geat” Bell, Rose, Okla. and Buddy Blonts, Crockett; 3 grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers include Jim Bob Parker, Marion Hortman, Vernon Collins, W.T. Grigsby, Eugene Grigsby and James Coffman.

            Honorary pallbearers are Men’s Sunday School Class of Tabernacle Baptist Church....

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Maurice Lee Alford and O.C. Alford in this compilation.

            Ronald was the son of James Edward Alford and Agnes Marie Moore.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ronald K. 1931 TX1, James Edward 1881 TX2, Redden 1859 AL3, Richard 1829 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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RONALD REX ALFORD

 

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Weatherford High School Senior Picture 1962

Weatherford, Parker, Texas

Photo from www.findagrave.com

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Sunday, 23 September 2007

 

            Ronnie Alford passed away peacefully on September 21, 2007 at the age of 63.

            Graveside services will be Monday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Merriman Cemetery in Ranger. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 - 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Edwards Funeral Home of Ranger.

            Ronnie grew up in Weatherford, Texas (Graduated WHS in 1962) where he met and fell in love with his wife of 45 years Vicki [Bramlett]. During his early years as a cowboy he would break horses and work in the dairy farms. He owned three large dairy farms in Weatherford. After living in Colorado for a period of time he and Vicki moved back to Texas and began The Store and Southwest Grill in Ranger. Later they moved to the El Rancho Cafe and have owned it for the past 8 years. Ronnie was a true cowboy from the beginning. His days where filled with checking the cows and shootin’ the bull with his friends and you never saw him without his dogs, Mike and Trick.

            Ronnie was preceded in death by his father, James Alford and his brother, Jimmy Alford.

            He is survived by: his wife, Vicki; two sons, Greg Alford and wife Donna, and RJ Alford; a daughter, Carol Lynn Alford- Newsom and husband Jerry; mother, Carroll Alford; grandchildren, Brandi Jones and Dustin Davenport; great- grandchildren, Jordyn and Logan Zarate.

            Ronnie will be dearly missed by all that loved him. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Ranger Rodeo Team care of Ranger College.

 

 

Photos from Merriman Cemetery, Ranger, Eastland Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, M. Scott Hoover

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald Rex Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 18 July 1944.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Alford and Carrolle Maxine Reed Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Jimmy Ray Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ronald Rex 1944 TX1, James 1918 TX2, Benjamin Franklin 1882 TX3, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL4, Jackson 1830 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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RONALD TERRENCE ALFORD

 

Neal Funeral Home

Cleveland, TX—_____ January 2012

 

 

            Ronald Terrence Alford of Splendora [Montgomery Co.], TX, age 62, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. He was born in Houston, TX on Sunday, February 27, 1949 to Ross Montgomery and Marjorie Laverne Alford both of whom preceded him in death.

            Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Marian Alford; children, Amanda Lott and husband Troy of Houston, TX, J.T. Alford and wife Kristy of Porter, TX; brother, Ross Alford and wife Caroline of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Brock Alford and Lyla Lott.

            Ronald was a member of the Pioneers Club with Southwestern Bell, Good News Ministry at the prisons and also an active member of First Assembly of God, Humble, TX.

            Visitation for Ronald will be held at Neal Funeral Home on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Service for Ronald will be held at First Assembly of God, Humble, TX, on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 10:00 am. Pastor Milton Pool and Pastor Paul Williams officiating. All service arrangements were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Ross Montgomery Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROSALIE LOCKLEAR ALFORD

 

WACO TRIBUNE-HERALD

Waco, McLennan Co., TX—22 December 2012

 

 

            Rosalie Alford, 84, of Clifton, formerly of Valley Mills, passed away Dec. 19, 2012, at her home surrounded by family. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Clifton. Interment will be in the Valley Mills Cemetery under the direction of Foss Funeral Home.

            Rosalie was born Aug. 31, 1928, near Valley Mills. She was the daughter of Clyde and Nellie Rowena (Gibbons) Locklear. She married Robert Lee Alford on Oct. 11, 1947, in Waco, and he preceded her in death in September of this year. She was formerly an assistant administrator of the Valley Mills Care Center and was formerly employed at Hillcrest Hospital as food supervisor. Rosalie was a member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church.

            She was also preceded in death by a brother, Coleman Locklear.

            Survivors include a daughter, Carol Franklin; a grandson, John Franklin Sr. and wife, Ary, of Temple; two great-grandchildren, Mary Grace and John Junior; and several nieces and nephews.

            Please join us in remembering Rosalie by visiting our memorial at www.fossfuneralhome.com.

FAG photo requested 11/14/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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ROSE MARIE ALFORD COX

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 8 October 1999

 

            Mrs. Rose Marie Alford Cox, a 1957 graduate of Phillis Wheatley Senior High School (Houston) expired, 10/5/1999. Survivors: husband, James Cox Sr., 3 children, 1 sister, a host of other relatives and friends. Memorial service Friday 7 to 10 pm Church of Living God, 2509 Burkett Street. Funeral Saturday 10 am Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church 7701 Jutland. Burial Paradise North Cemetery.

 

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ROSE MARIE BARRY ALFORD

 

[A similar article was published in the Dallas Morning News, date unknown.]

 

Photo from Dallas Morning News

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 27 July 1997

 

ARLINGTON—Rose Marie Barry Alford, 78, a retired contract officer for General Services Adminstration, died Friday, July 25, 1997, in Dallas. Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Park Cities Baptist Church. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home. Chaplain Wayne McClellan will officiate

            Memorials: American Cancer Society.

            Rose Marie Barry Alford was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Spokane, Wash.

            She was an active member of Park Cities Baptist Church for 45 years. She was a Charter founder of the Century Garden Club. She was a member of the Echo Book Club, the Variety Book Club and a member of the Dallas Baptist University Womens Board. She was also a Scottish Rite Volunteer.

            She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Daniel Barry and Leon Johnson Alford.

            Survivors: Son, Wayne Paul Barry and wife, Carolyn; daughter, Beverly Ann Haagen and husband, Peter; grandsons, Craig Daniel Barry, Michael Wayne Barry and wife, Kim, James Patrick Barry, Bradley Wayne Haagen, Christopher Lars Haagen; granddaughter, Heather Marie Haagan; sister, Alma Schmidt of Spokane, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home Dallas, (214) 363-5401.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Romo

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rose Marie Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

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

 

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ROSEMARY MARSHALL ALFORD

Mother of Anne Renee Alford Shelfer, AAFA #0744, and Paula Jo Alford Burns, AAFA #0805

 

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS

Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish, LA—Monday, 28 January 2013

 

            Rosemary Marshall Alford passed away quietly on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Sugar Land, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Robert Bruce and Rose Marshall of Sulphur.

            Rosemary was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Bruce Marshall, Jr., and her great granddaughter, Layah Faith Shelfer.

            Rosemary taught school for 29 years and retired in 1991 from the Liberty Independent School District, where she treasured the relationships made with her fellow teachers and students. She enjoyed teaching history, United States geography and reading. In her early retirement, Rosemary enjoyed quilting and making mayhaw jelly for her family and friends. Later on, her day was filled with crossword puzzles, As the World Turns, reading ghost stories and watching a good car chase on TV.

            With her love of history, Rosemary was proud to become a member of the Libertad Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Her dream job was to be a character docent in Williamsburg, VA in one of the historical homes.

            Mrs. Alford was born in New Orleans, on March 1, 1927 and grew up in Sulphur. She graduated from Sulphur High School and earned her teaching certificate from University of Southern Louisiana. It was there on a blind date she met her future husband, Raymond Alford. They were married on August 9, 1948 in Sulphur and raised their three daughters in Liberty, Texas.

            Survivors include daughters, Alison Alford of Liberty, Texas, Paula Alford Burns and her husband George of Wharton, Texas, and Renee Alford Shelfer and husband Jonathan of Pelham, Ala.; and grandchildren Amanda Harris and her husband Jeremy and their daughter, Eleanor Rose, of Pelham, Ala. and Matthew Shelfer and wife Mika and their children, Tobias Gabriel, Luke Jeremiah and Arwyn Hope of Alabaster, Ala.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation in her memory to the Geraldine Humphries Library in Liberty, Texas or to the Libertad Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

            Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Raymond Newton Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Divorces: Raymond N. Alford and Rosemary M. Alford were divorced on 9 Feb 1977 in Liberty Co., marriage date 9 Aug 1948.

 

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ROSIE LEE HART ALFORD

 

SULPHUR SPRINGS NEWS-TELEGRAM

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., TX—Wednesday, 3 August 2005

 

            Funeral services for Rosie Lee Hart Alford, 83, of Sulphur Springs were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, in Winterfield Baptist Church....

            Burial followed in Winterfield Cemetery with Kim Guess, Robert Leighton, Jill Swayze, Jim Swayze, Mark Swayze, Bridget Ely, Chandra Alford, Christopher Alford, Marisa Alford, Kathlyn Alford and Alexa Alford serving as pallbearers.

            She died Friday, July 29, at Carriage House Manor. [Original text says July 19, but that is incorrect.]

            Mrs. Alford was born in the Winterfield community of Hopkins County on March 19, 1922, the daughter of Ollie and Velma Hart. She married Harice V. Alford in Pickton on June 24, 1939. He preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include three sons and daughter-in-law, Larry Vaughn Alford of Denton, Michael Hart Alford of San Pablo, Calif., and Kevin and Mary Jo Alford of Sulphur Springs; two daughters and son-in-law, Martha Alford Swayze of Dallas, and Brenda Alford and Jerry Leighton of Sulphur Springs; six sisters, Gertude Ragan of Winnsboro, Frankie Elledge of Pickton, Grace Plemons of Pickton, Mozell Dean of Sulphur Springs, Lovis Edwards Elledge of Pickton, and Ruby Shoffner of Balch Springs; 11 grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Darwin Hart....

 

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

            From Peggy Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666: Rosie was the daughter of Ollie Albert Hart and Velma Jane Maddox. Her husband Harice Vaughn Alford (1920–1986) was the son of George Albert Sidney Alford and Valeria Isabel Clay.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Harice Vaughn 1920 TX1, George Albert Sidney 1886 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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ROSS MONTGOMERY ALFORD, SR.

 

From The Men and Women in WWII, Veterans from Houston County, TX

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Thursday, 10 July 2003

 

            Mr. Ross Montgomery Alford, Sr., age 85 of Splendora [Montgomery Co.], passed away July 8, 2003. Mr. Alford was a native of Ash [Houston Co.]. Mr. Alford was born January 21, 1918.

            Survivors include his children Ross Montgomery Alford, Jr. and wife Carolyn, Ronald Terrence Alford and wife Marian; grandchildren Jeffery Alford and wife Susan, Russell Alford and wife Nancy, Amanda Alford, J.T. Alford; great-grandchildren Danielle Alford, Nikki Alford, Cole Alford, Jacob Alford and soon to arrive Aidan and Christina; sister Vera Wunderlich and husband Travis.

            Funeral services for Mr. Ross Montgomery Alford, Sr. will be held on Thursday, July 10, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pace-Stancil/Probst Chapel, 103 E. Crockett, Cleveland, with Mr. Gary Shiflet officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. in Boggs Cemetery in Austonio.

 

Photo from Boggs Cemetery, Ash, 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 Ross M. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Splendora, Montgomery Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his son Ronald Terrence Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROSS ODELL HALFORD, JR.

 

BAYTOWN SUN

Baytown, Harris Co., TX—Saturday, 9 January 2010

 

            Ross Odell Halford, Jr., 79, of Baytown, TX, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Ross was a Lieutenant with the Baytown Fire Department, where he retired after 25 years of service. Ross loved to work with his hands and could fix anything. After his retirement, Ross, and the love of his life, Gladys, moved to Arkansas, where he lived his life-long dream on his farm, Pebble Creek. Ross was a generous man who was loved and respected by all who knew him.

            He was preceded in death by his son, James L. Halford.

            He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Gladys; daughter, Joyce Halford; daughter-in-law, Joy Smith; sisters, Betty Lovett and Rita Findlay; brother, Rev. James A. Halford; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at Earthman Funeral Home.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

            To send the family condolences, please visit www.earthmanfunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home, 3919 Garth Rd., Baytown, TX 77521; (281) 422-8181.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ross Odell Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 12 July 1930, last residence Baytown, Harris Co., TX.

 

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ROY ADOLPH ALFORD

Father of John Richard Alford, AAFA #0218

 

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS

Lufkin, Angelina Co., TX—24 June 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

ZAVALLA, TX—Services for Col. Roy A. Alford, 90, U.S. Army, Ret., of Zavalla were held on Sunday, June 23, 2002, in the Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home in Huntington. Interment followed at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. He died on Friday, June 21, 2002, in Zavalla.

            Col. Alford was born on December 16, 1911 in Sampson, Alabama. He resided in San Antonio for ten years and in Zavalla for 3 years. He was a retired colonel from the U.S. Army. He served in World War II. He was also retired from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration after 40 years of service.

            Survivors include his wife, Alice Alford of Zavalla, sons, John Alford of Houston and Paul Alford of Naples, Florida, daughters, Annette Wilder and Cindy Frazier, both of Houston, and Patrice Waltz of California.

 

Photo from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, A.E. Horan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Roy A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Huntington, Angelina Co., TX.

            AAFA records show that his name was Rastus Adolph Alford but that he always used Roy as his first name.

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

            His lineage: Roy Adolph 1911 AL1, John Richard 1890 AL2, Richard Mason 1869 AL3, Richard Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ROY EDWIN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 9 November 1959

 

            Alford, Roy Edwin, 20. Survived by son, Billy Dwayne 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Lee Yates Alford; and brother Bruce David Alford, with additional information.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: His death certificate says he was born 15 Jan 1939 in Louisiana, the son of Bruce L. Alford and Vivian White, and died 7 Nov 1959.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Roy Edwin 1939 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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ROY S. HALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 June 1976

 

            Roy S. Halford, 80, of Albany died Monday [June 7] afternoon at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Big Spring after a lengthy illness. Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Albany Church of Christ… Burial was in Albany Cemetery, directed by Godfrey Funeral Home.

            Born Jan. 28, 1896, in Waco, he moved to Albany in 1905. He married Cora Waggoner Aug. 4, 1920, in Eastland. He was a retired oil well driller for Marshall Young and also Marshall Morrell. He was a member of Albany Church of Christ, and was a World War II veteran.

            Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. L.E. (Joan) Farmer of Albany; a grandson, Bill Farmer of Albany; a brother, Charlie of Fort Worth, two sister, Mamie Johnston and Annie Norman, both of Caldwell, and two great-grandchildren.

 

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 (_____ June 1976) dates of Roy Halford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Albany, Shackelford Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Cora L. Waggoner Halford; daughter Joan Halford Farmer; mother Josephine A. Walker Halford Balliew; and brothers Charles Houston Halford Jr., John B. Halford, and Walter Halford in this compilation.

 

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ROY THOMAS ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Wednesday, 22 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Roy T. Alford, 68, died Tuesday [July 21] in a local hospital.

            Services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in North’s Funeral Home Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange.... Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Abilene and graduated from Abilene High School in 1948. He served with the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Lowe’s Automotive for several years and as a greeter at Wal-Mart from 1988-97. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Survivors include one sister, Betty Fowlkes of Abilene; two nephews; and two great-nephews and one great-niece.

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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 Roy T. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Apr 1930, last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Preston Benjamin Alford and Susie Jane Medlin, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Roy Thomas 1930 TX1, Preston Benjamin 1894 TX2, Benjamin Allen 1865 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ROYCE ALBA ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Saturday, 29 September 1984

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

HENDERSON—Graveside services for Royce Alford, 66, of Henderson will be at 10 a.m. today at Lakewood Memorial Park in Henderson under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home....

            Mr. Alford died Thursday night [September 27] at a Henderson hospital after a lengthy illness.

            Born on July 25, 1918, in Shelby County, he lived 12 years in Henderson. He was a retired timber buyer, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Henderson where he was a deacon.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lorene Alford; sons, Royce Alford, Jr., of Whitehouse; Rick Alford of St Louis, Mo., Mitch and Steve Alford, both of Henderson; daughter, Mrs. Holli Hagler of Marshall; sister, Mrs. Era Mae Biggers of Houston; and 10 grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Nelson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lorene Thrasher Alford; and his father, Alba Bertie Alford, in this compilation.

            AAFA             records list his middle name as Alba.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Royce Alba 1918 TX1, Alba Bertie 1890 TX2, Baldy A. 1852 AL3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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RUBIE HEATH WAGES ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

DAILY NEWS

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 17 February 1985

 

            Services for Rubie Heath Alford of Dallas were held Saturday at Laureland Funeral Home Chapel in Dallas. Interment was in Laureland Memorial Park, Dallas.

            Survivors include three daughters, Evelyn Starkey of Grand Prairie, Patricia Winterbauer of Dallas, and Jennie Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Joe Wages of Greenville; a sister, Dell Peterson of Longview; a brother, Bill Heath of Kent; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rubie Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Jan 1912 and died _____ Deb 1985, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

 

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RUBY ETHEL SHUFFIELD LEWALLEN HALFORD

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—Friday, 2 April 2004

 

            Ruby Ethel Lewallen Halford, age 89, of San Antonio, died Sunday, March 28, 2004 in Brady, TX. Mrs. Halford was born February 2, 1915 in Doole, TX to Henry M. and Nettie C. (Partin) Shuffield. She married Allen Lew Lewallen on January 2, 1936 in Coleman and married John Halford on June 30, 1967 in Odessa.

            She was a homemaker and a member of the Oak Hills Church of Christ.

            A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 9, 2004 in the South Room of the Family Life Center of Oak Hills Church of Christ, 19595 I-10 West, in San Antonio. Interment was at Rest Haven Cemetery in Brady.

            Mrs. Halford is survived by her son, Joe B. Lewallen, Sr. of Bellville; daughter, Lynnette E. Long and husband Tommy of San Antonio; brother, Clayton Shuffield of Odessa; five grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, both spouses, four brothers and one sister....

            Arrangements under the direction of Leatherwood Memorial Chapels, Brady, TX 76825 (325) 597-0714.

 

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RUBY LEE HALFORD CAMPBELL

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—20 December 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

RANGER [Eastland Co.]—Ruby Lee Campbell of Ranger, a homemaker, died of a lengthy illness Thursday at a Dallas hospital. She was 89. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Mesquite and Rusk Street Church of Christ in Ranger, where she was a member. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger. Edwards Funeral Home in Ranger is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Campbell was born in McLennan County and moved to the Ranger area in 1929. Survivors: Daughter, Geneva Taylor of Garland; three sisters, Eleda Goss and Odessa Johnson, both of Lubbock, and Viola Catt of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, W.B. Halford of Tahoka, Jodie Halford of Lubbock and Herman Halford of Lovington, N.M.; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ruby is listed on the 1920 TX census in Lubbock Co., TX, as the daughter of Jess (born TX) and Ruth (born MS) Halford. Her younger siblings were born in New Mexico.

 

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RUBY LUCILLE ALFORD PETERS

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Sunday, 15 October 2006

 

            Ruby Peters, age 88, passed away October 12, 2006 in Seguin, Texas. She was born in Taylor, Texas on October 8, 1918 to Ed and Viola Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Peters, in 1961 and by her only child, Sandra Osland, in September 2005 and sister, Suzy Alford Budnick in 2001.

            Ruby is survived by one grandson; Bradley Osland; nieces, Sharon Budnick Tate and husband, Lynn, Janet Budnick Brown and husband, Michael, and nephew, Russell Budnick and wife, Kathleen.

            There will be a graveside service held at Austin Memorial Cemetery in Austin, Texas on October 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Center for Child Protection, 1110 East 32nd Street, Austin, Texas 78722.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ruby’s husband was Cecil Aden Peters, and her parents were William Edgar “Ed” Alford and Viola M. Moegle.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ruby Lucille 1918 TX1, William Edgar 1886 TX2, William Ball 1859 TX3, Samuel 1832 AL4, Thomas 1806 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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RUBY M. WITTIE ALFORD

 

GATESVILLE MESSENGER

Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX—Saturday, 15 November 1997

 

            Mrs. Jeff (Ruby) Alford of Gatesville died Nov. 9 in Gatesville. She was 92. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Scott's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rex Tilly officiating. Burial was in Restland Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born March 22, 1905, in the Spring Hill community (now Fort Hood) in Coryell County to the late W.L. and Dollie Wittie. She was reared and attended school in Spring Hill. On Nov. 10, 1923, she married Jeff Alford in Gatesville. They resided in the Schley community before moving to Gatesville in 1947.

            He preceded her in death on April 6, 1954 [April 3 on gravestone and death record].

            She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Nell Dyer of Gatesville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were Roy Wittie, Bo Jones, James Calhoun, Jacob (Jake) Jones, David Dyer and Russell Warren.

            The family requests memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

 

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Photo from Restland Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Lawrence

 

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

            AAFA records list her husband as Thomas Jefferson Alford. On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he signs his name Thomas Jefferson Alford and says he was born in Walter Hill [Walterhill, Rutherford Co.], TN. He is age 21, living in Gatesville, TX, and his birth date looks like 22 Jan 1896.

            From TX Deaths: Thomas Jefferson Alford died 3 Apr 1954 in Bell Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Jefferson 1895 TN1, Thomas Jefferson 1867 TN2, John B. 1831 TN3, John Bibb 1790 VA4, John 1760 VA5, William 1738 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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RUBY MAXINE ALFORD TOLLEY

 

[She died in WA, but we are also publishing her obituary here because TX was her last residence.]

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—12 March 2002

 

            No funeral services were held for Ruby Tolley, 79, of Temple. The body was cremated. She died on Saturday, February 23, in Port Townsend, Washington.

            She was born in Brownwood to William Allen Alford and Lela Elizabeth (Howard) Alford. She lived in Temple for more than 30 years and had worked in a doctor’s office in Belton.

            Her son, Dr. Jack M. Hutton of Port Townsend survives her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby M. Tolley (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 Apr 1922, last residence Temple, Bell Co., TX.

 

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RUSSELL ALFORD

 

WHITE OAK INDEPENDENT

White Oak, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 18 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Funeral services for Russell Alford of White Oak were held Tuesday. Feb. 16 at Welch Funeral Home Chapel.... Burial was in White Oak Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday, Feb. 13, 1999 in a local hospital. He was 77. He was a chemical analyst for ARCO.

            Survivors include his wife, Madelyn Alford of White Oak; two sons and daughter-in-law, David Alford of Henderson and Ray and Kaye Alford of Garland; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Jerry Holland of White Oak; one sister, Etta Hill of White Oak; several grandchildren, Cameron and Sarah Alford, Hayden Alford and Susan Alford all of Garland, Tammy and Steven Denfeld of Hallsville, Becky Holland of White Oak, and Jody Holland of Spring Hill; great grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Denfeld, Laura Jean Denfeld, Catie Lynn Denfeld. Steven Austin Denfeld, all of Hallsville, Brooklynn Nicole Holland of White Oak, Jordan Randle Holland of Spring Hill, and Kaylee Jane Alford of Garland.

 

Photos from White Oak Cemetery, White Oak, Gregg Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lanny Medlin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 21 Oct 1920 [gravestone says 21 Oct 1921], last residence White Oak, Gregg Co. TX.

            See the obituary of Russell’s father, Samuel Mathew Alford, in this compilation.

            This family seems to have used both Alfred and Alford.

            His lineage: Russell 1920/1921 TX1, Samuel Mathew 1887 AL2, James R. ALFRED 1853 AL3.

 

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RUTH BAKER ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Monday, 21 February 2000

 

DENTON—Ruth (Mrs. C.L.) Alford, 93, a homemaker and avid gardener, died Saturday, February 19, 2000, in Denton. Services were held Tuesday at Center Point Baptist Church. Burial was at East Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford.

            Mrs. Alford was born on January 5, 1907, in Weatherford, to Luther and Sylvia Durrett Baker. She lived most of her life in Weatherford and attended school there. On January 17, 1925, she married Clarence Lee Alford. He passed away in August 1986. In 1992 she moved to Denton.

            Her husband, a daughter, Lois Sadler, who died in 1986; and a granddaughter who died in 1971, preceded her in death.

            Survivors include her son, Joe (Betty) Alford of Denton; daughter, Betty (Kenneth) Pennell of Weatherford; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

 

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RUTH KATHRYN VAN FLEET ALFORD

 

Ruth Van Fleet Alford

Born on Jan. 12, 1931

Photo from Mission Park Funeral Chapel South

 

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX—15 May 2013

 

            Ruth Van Fleet Alford of Port Lavaca and San Antonio, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, passed peacefully to join her husband on May 13, 2013 at the age of 82.

            She is preceded in death by her husband L.E. Alford “Bo”, parents John Alton and Alice Faye Van Fleet, brother Bucky Van Fleet and sister Wanda Dubray.

            Survivors include her sons; Burke Alford and wife Lydeia and Bryan Alford, her daughter Brenda Moore. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Xandra, Lloyd, Jade and Dalton Alford, Lesley Zeeff (Brad), Jacob and Ricky Alford, Melissa and Michael Parks, her great grandchildren Kylie Reyna, Zoey and Zanye Zeeff and her great-great grandchild Jazmynn Garcia.

            Ruth was a member of St. Stephen Episcopal Church in San Antonio before moving to Port Lavaca. She also retired after 30 plus years with the Texas Highway Department.

            Visitation for Ruth will be at Mission Park Funeral Chapel South, Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The Funeral Service will be celebrated at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 17, 2013 at the Funeral Home. The interment will follow at Mission Burial Park South.

            For personal acknowledgment you may sign the guest book at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lloyd Edwin “Bo” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTHIE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—22 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

            Ruthie Alford, 79, passed away March 20, 2003. She is survived by her husband Billy and other loving relatives. Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Sunday, March 23, 2003, Earthman Resthaven Funeral Home, 13102 North Frwy., Houston, TX. A funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m., Monday March 24, 2003 in the chapel of Earthman Resthaven and graveside service at 1:30 p.m., at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans memorial Parkway, Houston, TX.

 

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RYAN MATTHEW ALFORD

 

MORNING JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Sunday, 14 October 1984

 

HENDERSON—Graveside services for Ryan Matthew Alford, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Alford of Henderson, are pending with Crawford A. Crim Funeral Home.

            The Alford infant died Saturday morning [October 13] in a Dallas hospital.

            He was born Oct 12, 1984, in Tyler.

            Other survivors include his brothers, Lee and Joel Alford, both of Henderson; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harland Barton and Mrs. Roy C. Alford, all of Henderson; and his great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hardy of Henderson.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Elaine Sweeney

 

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SADIE MAE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—28 August 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994

 

            Sadie Mae Alford, 75, of Galena Park [Harris Co.], passed away August 26, 1993. She was born May 1, 1918, in Alaucheville, La., and was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Alford in June, 1988, Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Norman Tiller, Janice and Rudy Silva, and Karen Sue and Donald Barnett; grandchildren, Stephanie Hilliard, Ronnie Barnett, Lisa Kubena, Julie Silva, Michael Silva, Stacey Burleson, Keith Lusk, Alisha Lusk, Teresa Lusk; great-granddaughters, Lauren Kubena and Miranda Hilliard; sisters, Lillian Blaylock and Lillie McCullough; and a number of other relatives.

            A vigil for the deceased was conducted at 7 p.m. Aug. 29, in Howard-Glendale Chapel. The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated at 10 a.m. Aug. 30., in Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church…. Rite of Committal was in San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sadie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 May 1918, last residence Galena Park, Harris Co., TX.

 

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SALLIE EUGENIA ALFORD PEVELER

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Sunday, 13 April 1941

 

HOOD COUNTY PIONEER DIES; RITES SET SUNDAY

 

GRANBURY, Texas, April 12—Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie A. Peveler, 90, pioneer of Hood County, who died at her home here Saturday, will be conducted at the Fairview Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday.

            She was the wife of the late L.J. Peveler. They were married in 1870 at Fort Worth. As a child she moved to Fort Worth with her parents in an ox wagon from Bowie County where she was born. Immediately after her marriage she moved to Hood County where she and Mr. Peveler built the first two-story stone house there. Her home was the center of social activities for the surrounding communities. A talented musician, Mrs. Peveler had the first piano brought into Hood County. She was a charter member of the Fairview Methodist Church.

            Survivors include four sons, Alford Peveler and Lewis Peveler of Grandbury; James Peveler, Dallas, and Roy Peveler, Anadarko, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. H.R. Scott of Granbury, and Mrs. M.D. Paschall of Cisco; twenty-six grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Granbury, Hood Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paula Logan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James Perry Alford; and siblings Robert William Alford Sr. and Sophie K. Alford Woods in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Sallie Eugenia 1849 TX1, James Perry 1821 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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SAM W. ALFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Tuesday, 7 February 2006

 

            Sam W. Alford, age 74, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2006, at a local medical center. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, at 1:00 p.m. in Elmwood Memorial Park... under the direction of Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South....

            Sam was born October 26, 1931, in Gouldbusk [Coleman Co.], Texas, the son of Lawrence and Maybelle Alford. He served in the U.S. Air Force, and moved from Fort Worth to Abilene 40 years ago. Sam retired from the Civil Service at Dyess Air Force Base in 1989 after 35 years. He was a Life Member of VFW Post 6873.

            He is survived by his wife, Betty of Abilene; one daughter, Theresa Taft and husband, Joe, of Eldridge, Iowa; two grandchildren, Jamie Taft of College Station, Texas, and Scott Taft of Eldridge, Iowa; and one brother, Venice Alford and wife, Marilyn, of Jacksonville, Texas, as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society....

 

Photo from Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Teresa Meller Weicht

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Sam Wayne Alford (SS# issued in TX) but list his death date, apparently incorrectly, as 15 Feb 2006, last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his sister-in-law Marilynn Ruth Russel Alford in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Theresa Ann Alford was born 28 Nov 1956 in Taylor Co., the daughter of Sam Wayne Alford and Betty Bernell Keeney.

            From TX Births: female Alford was born 24 Nov 1929 in Coleman Co., daughter of Lawrence Alford and May Belle Drake.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Sam Wayne 1931 TX1, James Lawrence 1899 OK2, Edward Julius 1869 AR3, Erasmus Cade 1842 GA4, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA5, Lodwick 1775 NC6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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SAMUEL DAVID “AL” ALFRED

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 17 December 2004

 

LUFKIN—Services for Samuel David “Al” Alfred, 57, Lufkin, are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Gipson-Metcalf Funeral Home chapel, Lufkin, with the Revs. Andy Salagaj and Paul Mettlen officiating.

            Burial will be in Fielder Cemetery.

            Mr. Alfred died Dec. 14 in a Houston hospital. He was born June 14, 1947, in Jasper and lived in Lufkin most of his life. He served in the Marine Corp during the Vietnam War, receiving a Purple Heart and Good Conduct Medal. He was a trailer body builder for Lufkin Industries, Trailer Division, for 35 years. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Lufkin.

            He was preceded in death by son, Samuel David Alfred, Jr., father, Jessie Ward Alfred Sr.; sisters, Alice Mettlen and Pauline Alfred; and brother, Jessie W. Alfred, Jr.

            Survivors include his wife Annie Smith Alfred, Lufkin; daughter Elizabeth Ann Dominey, Hudson; son Andrew Scott Alfred, Lufkin; mother, Celia Alfred, Burke; sisters, Bessie Walker, Conroe, and Dorothy Lyman, Salem, Ore.; brothers, James Alfred and Adrian Alfred, both of Hudson, Mason Alfred, Corrigan, Titus Alfred, Burke and Jesse Alfred, Conroe; one granddaughter; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Jesse Ward Alfred Sr. and Celia Zadine Spears Alfred; and his half-sister Alice Zora Ann Alfred Mettlen in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His ALFRED lineage: Samuel David 1947 TX1, Jessie Ward 1915 TX2, Leroy Scott 1859 TX3, David Turner 1813 VA4.

 

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SAMUEL ELSTON ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 3 July 2009

 

 

            Samuel Alford passed away on June 26, 2009. Family Hour will be held on July 3, 2009 from 9 - 11 AM following with Funeral Services at 11 AM both services to be held at Pilgrim Rest MBC 3401 Jeanetta Rd. Houston, TX 77063 Rev. J.E. Blake, Pastor Rev. Daymond Wilkins, Eulogist Interment: Paradise North Cemetery.

            Serenity Mortuary, 8619 Windswept Ln., Houston, TX 77063, 713-789-6448.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Samuel Elston Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 21 Nov 1931, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths: Samuel Elston Alfred’s death certificate lists his parents as Elston Alfred, born Piney Point, TX, and Rebecca Leanna Simpson, born in Bonus, Wharton Co., TX.

 

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SAMUEL FREDERICK ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 6 August 2006

 

 

            Samuel Frederick Alford, 55, of New Ulm, TX lost his courageous battle with cancer at home surrounded by loved ones on August 4, 2006. Sam grew up in the Spring Branch Memorial Area and graduated from Spring Woods High School in the Class of 1969. Sam attended The University of Texas at Tyler on a football scholarship from 1969 to 1972. He was the fourth son of five boys of Vivienne and Parker Alford. Sam’s professional life was spent in the Oil and Gas Industry.

            He is preceded in death by his beloved father, Parker and his brothers, Larry and Parker II.

            Sam is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Earl Alford; mother, Vivienne C. Alford Arcus; daughter, Valerie Alford Forrest and husband Barry of Austin, Texas, son, Brent Parker Alford and wife, Dacia of Tomball, Texas, 5 grandchildren, Parker, Preston, Presley, Hudson and Falyn; In-laws; Jack and Millie Earl; brothers, Chris and John, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M., Monday, August 7, 2006 at Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma St., Columbus, Texas. Funeral Services will be conducted at Henneke Funeral Home 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 7, 2006. Graveside services will be held at Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX Monday August 7, at 2:30 P.M....

            Sam’s love of family and his thirst for life touched all who knew him....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sam F. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 Aug 1950, last residence New Ulm, Austin Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Vivienne Constance Christmas Alford Arcus; and his brothers Larry Michael Alford and Parker Almon Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Samuel is buried next to his brother Larry in Memorial Oaks Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX, but he has no grave marker, as reported on 26 Apr 2013 by a Find A Grave photographer. However, someone scratched “I Love You Sam Forever” on his brother Parker’s gravestone.

 

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SAMUEL G. “SAMMIE” ALFORD

Grandfather of Terry Lee Alford, AAFA #1283

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 10 October 1922

 

TAYLOR MAN DIES

 

TAYLOR, Oct. 10—Sam Alford, 34, died Sunday night at the home of his mother, Mrs. B.B. Alford, after several weeks illness.

            Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon, with burial in City Cemetery. Rev. H.L. Munger officiated.

            He leaves a wife and two small sons; a mother, a brother, Edgar, and a sister, Mrs. William Gossett.

 

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Photo from Taylor City Cemetery, Taylor, Williamson Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Christeson

 

AAFA NOTES: Sam was the son of William Ball Alford and Joe Bibb McConnell. William died one month before Sam’s birth. Samuel’s wife was Myrtle L. Miles.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: The death certificate of Sammie G. Alford (indexed as Alfard) lists his birth date, 11 Nov 1889 in TX, the son of William B. Alford (born TX) and Joe B. McConnell (born AL). Edgar Alford was the informant. He was married and died of a lung infection in Williamson, Taylor Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Samuel G. 1889 TX1, William Ball 1859 TX2, Samuel 1832 AL3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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SAMUEL LEE ALFORD

 

Photo from Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Thursday, 30 June 2011

 

            Services for Samuel Lee Alford, 73, of Flint are set for 9 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home with Bro. Perry Eaton officiating. He will be laid to rest in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

            Sam went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 27, 2011, in Tyler. He was born May 30, 1938, in Polk County to the late Sammie and Iva Stainback Alford. He had resided in Tyler the past 10 years, having lived all over the world while working in the oil and gas industry. He had served in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Lake Community Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Judith Alford; two sons, Sam and William Alford; stepson, Patrick Walston; four daughters, Sherry McClure, Amy Turley, Julie Alford and Alanna Franklin; two brothers, Ronny and Buddy Alford; three sisters, Lucille Jinks, Hazel Mason and Delores Head; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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

            Memorials may be made to Lake Community Baptist Church Youth Department, 22112 Highway 155 S., Flint, 75762.

 

In another article:

 

MESSENGER-INQUIRER

Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—6 July 2011

 

            Sam Alford, 73, of Flint, Texas, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. Born May 30, 1938, in Polk County, Texas, he had lived in Flint for the past 10 years, but previously lived all over the world working in the oil and gas industry. An Air Force veteran, he was a member of the Lake Community Baptist Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Judith Alford; daughters Amy (Stan) Turley of Maceo, Julie Alford of Owensboro and Alanna (John) Franklin of Murfreesboro; sons Sam (Debbie) Alford of Nashville and William (Kim) Alford of Murfreesboro; two brothers; three sisters; 15 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Service were July 1 in Tyler, Texas, with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Community Baptist Church Youth Department, 22112 Hwy. 155 South, Flint, TX 75762.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Samuel Lee Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Flint, Smith Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Iva Irene Stainback Alford Busby, in this compilation.

 

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SAMUEL MATHEW ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, TX—_____ February 1980

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Services for Samuel Mathew Alford, 92, of Rt. 1 in Gilmer will be 10:30 a.m. Monday in Welch Funeral Home Chapel....

            Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Friday at a Tyler [Smith Co.] hospital. A lifelong resident of East Texas, he was a [illegible] member of the Clarksville Assembly of God Church.

            Survivors include two sons, Russell of White Oak and Hilton of Gilmer; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Fenton of Kountze, Mrs. Gladys Willtrout and Mrs. Etta Hill, both of White Oak; a brother, Marvin of Gilmer; a sister, Mrs. Annie Jones of Kilgore; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Photos from Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Upshur Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Walker Hunt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Samuel Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Oct 1887 and died _____ Feb 1980, last residence Longview, Gregg Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his son Russell Alford; and brother Bishop Marvin Alfred in this compilation. This family seems to have used both Alfred and Alford.

            TX Deaths lists Samuel Alford, died 22 Feb 1980 in Smith Co.

            Samuel’s parents were James R. and Julia Alfred. According to the 1910 census James was born about 1849 in Alabama. In 1910 their children were Daniel 22, Annie 16, Marvin 14, Dozier 12, and Myrtle 8. The family seems to have used both Alfred and Alford.

            His lineage: Samuel Mathew 1887 AL1, James R. ALFRED 1853 AL2.

 

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SANDRA KAY ALFORD HILLER

 

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX—23 June 2005

 

            Sandy Hiller, a homemaker and Jehovah’s Witness, died June 21, 2005. She was 55.

            Survivors include her husband, Gary; three daughters, Laura Napier of Orange Grove, Angela Landry of Hermitage, Tenn., and Bonnie Rackley of Corpus Christi; a son Gary Lee Hiller II of Corpus Christi; a sister, Elaine Martin of Sinton; four sons [sic—should be brothers], Larry Alford of Kyle, Martin Alford of Longview and Bobby and Delbert Alford, both of Corpus Christi; and six grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. June 25 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, West Congregation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sandra K. Hiller (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 Feb 1950, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” Alford and Iris Lenora Harding Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Sandra Kay Alford was born 26 Feb 1950 in Nueces Co., TX, the daughter of Gilbert H. Alford and Iris L. Harding.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Sandra Kay 1950 TX1, Gilbert Hurst “Billy” 1924 TX2, Emery James 1899 TX3, Hurst Justice 1852 AL3, John Redden 1820 SC4.

 

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SANDRA GAIL HALLFORD BLANCHET

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—Thursday, 20 March 2008

 

ABILENE—Sandra Gail Halford, 54, died on March 13, 2008, in Abilene. She was born August 27, 1952, in Abilene. Graveside services is 4 p.m. March, 21, 2008, at Abilene City Cemetery under the direction of Community Memorial Funeral Home. Half brother Joe Roberts will hold the services.

            She was the daughter of Gerald and Wanda (Anderson) Halford [sic]. She married Robert Blanchet, and moved to New Orleans, LA, where she lived until being displaced by Hurricane Katrina. She returned to live in Abilene.

            Survivors include daughter Rose Mautino, adopted daughter LaWanda Carter & husband, 2 sons, Gordon Halford [sic] and Rusty Coe, 3 brothers Jerry and Gordy Halford [sic], and Bill Ray Roberts & wife Mary, 1 sister Regina McDeall, 1 aunt Bertha Wheeler, and 2 uncles, Dean & Nova Anderson and Harland & Deloris McLamore, 3 grandsons and 1 grand daughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sandra Gail Hallford (SS# issued in LA).

            TX Births: Sandra Gail Hallford, daughter of Gerald Moody Hallford and Billie Lawanda Anderson, was born 27 Aug 1952 in Taylor Co., TX.

 

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SARA LYNN ALFORD GUINN

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 15 November 2004

 

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            Guinn, Sara Lynn of Ennis [Ellis Co.], Texas passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2004. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Fern Alford, and brother, Jimmy Alford.

            Sara is survived by husband of 40 years, W.E. Guinn; daughter, Lorri Mason and her husband Randy; two grandchildren, Valerie Guinn and Brenton Mason; son, Lyle Guinn; father, Jack M. Alford; 2 sisters, Sheila Freeman and Donna Newton; brother Bo Alford; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smith.

            Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sara L. Guinn (SS# issued in TX) was born 3 Sept 1942.

            See the obituary of her father, Jack McLennan Alford, in this compilation.

 

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SARAH CATHERINE HALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 28 January 2005

 

            Sarah Catherine Halford, 94, a lifelong resident of Richardson [Dallas Co.], passed away on January 26, 2005.

            Born on September 27, 1910, she was the daughter of Marion Lafayette Halford and Margaret Ellen Halford. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richardson, attended Richardson Public Schools, and received her teaching degree from East Central University in Ada, OK. During World War II she worked for the Department of the Army at Randolph Field AFB in San Antonio. After the war she returned to Richardson. She was active in the Daughter of the American Revolution and the Eastern Star. At the First Baptist Church, she taught English to foreign students.

            She was preceded in death by her brother, John Halford, and, sister, Mary Grimes.

            She is survived by her brother, Lee Halford, Sr. of Richardson, and several nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at Restland Wildwood Chapel.

 

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SARAH MAY BARBER ALFORD

AAFA #0180

 

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[We do not have an obituary for Sarah, but her son wrote the following:]

 

Written by Norman L. Alford, AAFA #1190

16 October 2003

 

            Mrs. Sarah May Barber Alford of Eastland, Texas, age 84, died January 5, 2002. Services were held at Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland, lead by Milton Underwood, and elder at the Daugherty Street Church of Christ where Sarah had been a member since moving to Eastland from Olden in 1981. Burial was in Eastland City Cemetery.

            Sarah was born May 23, 1917, the only child of Robert Peyton Barber and Mary Effie Greenwaldt Barber, near Mobeetie in Wheeler County, Texas. Robert P. Barber was born at Rutledge, Crenshaw County, Alabama, on 6 Aug 1879, and Mary Effie near Sharpsburg, Madison County, Mississippi, on 4 Jan 1885. During her childhood and youth, Sarah lived on farms in Wheeler, Comanche, Floyd, Hale, Swisher, Nolan, and Eastland counties with her parents. Sarah’s parents, greatly affected by hardships during the Great Depression, left the Texas High Plains and returned to farming near the Staff Community in Eastland County in 1935, but Sarah lived for a time with her mother’s parents in DeLeon so that she could be near high school. Her parents later rented a room for Sarah in a house within short walking distance of Eastland High School, and she graduated in May 1937.

            She married Cecil Alford on April 2, 1941, at her parents’ farm near the Staff Community where the Lake Leon Bridge is now located. Cecil and Sarah May lived on farms near Staff and Lone Cedar, then on the farm at Olden for 28 years. They had cattle and hay crops mostly, and Cecil worked several different jobs over his career, the last being at the Featherlite Plant at Ranger. Sarah moved to Eastland in 1981, after Cecil’s death May 7, 1980.

            Sarah worked for 30 years at the hospitals in Ranger and Eastland, and since 1988 as a receptionist and treasured employee at Edwards Funeral Home in Eastland. She loved to study local history and knew many longtime Eastland County residents, since her father’s family had come from Rutledge, Crenshaw County, Alabama, to Eastland County in 1889 to the Round Mountain and Staff area. She assisted in editing the Eastland County History book published in 1989, was a charter member of the committee, and included articles she wrote about her family. She loved to study American history in relation to family genealogy, and do genealogy research. She was proud that through her father there is lineage to John Alden, a coppersmith on The Mayflower, and his wife Priscilla Mullins. Sarah was a member of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society. She made efforts that will be lasting in leaving records of family history, relating to her family and the Cecil Alford family, for her children and grandchildren. At this time in 2003, there are only five names in the lineage to 1620 in Massachusetts: Alford, Barber, Davis, Packard, and Alden.

            Cecil Alford, born August 23, 1910, in northeast Taylor County, Texas, was the fifth child of Benjamin Franklin Alford (29 Sep 1882–18 Jan 1968) and Lula Mae McCown Alford (13 Mar 1881–18 Feb 1918). Ben and Lula Mae were married October 6, 1901, Robertson County, Texas, the same day that Lula Mae’s father had gone to Carthage, Panola County, Texas, to marry Mary S. Lewis, his second wife, a “mail order bride.” Ben and Lula Mae began their life together at Bald Prairie. Family stories say that B.F. Alford was born in Lee County, and came to Cole Branch, Robertson County, when he was about nine years old. Lula Mae McCown was born at Bald Prairie, Robertson County, and was the daughter of Robert Lewis McCown and Lucy Catherine Day McCown. Robert Lewis McCown’s father and mother, John Berry McCown and Sarah Caroline Honea McCown, from Leake County, Mississippi, were early pioneers in eastern Robertson County around 1854. J.B. McCown died in 1863 from Civil War wounds. Records state, and the McCown family story says that John Berry McCown, in the Confederate Calvary Madison’s Regiment and Major’s Brigade, was wounded, maybe in Louisiana, but he made it back home by horseback to the farm near Bald Prairie, but died three days later, on July 25, 1863.

            Benjamin Franklin Alford was the first child of Thomas Jefferson Alford (Jan 1853–16 Sep 1927, born Cherokee County, AL) and Frances Virginia Smith Alford (19 Mar 1864–14 Dec 1958, born Angelina County, TX). Thomas Jefferson Alford was the second child of Jackson Alford (Jan 1830-about Oct 1900, born St. Clair County, AL) and Mary Jane Perry Alford (c1831-after 1880, born in GA), who came from Turkey Town, Cherokee County, Alabama, to near Caldwell, in Burleson County, Texas, after the Civil War and before the Census in 1870. Jackson Alford had served in Company G, 48th Alabama Volunteer Infantry.

            Sarah Alford, in trying to recover the Cecil Alford family history in the late 1980s, first found Jackson Alford listed as applying for a Texas Confederate Veterans Pension in 1899. Not much knowledge had been remembered about the Alford ancestors, except Ben Alford had said, “They came from Alabama,” and the family hadn’t talked much about the ancestors. Most of the knowledge about the Alford family history concerned the years Ben Alford’s children lived at Bald Prairie. Lula Mae Alford died in February 1918, and Ben moved the family to Eastland in Eastland County in 1924, then to the Roy Mill’s farm at Lone Cedar in 1925. Ben left the farm in 1946 and Cecil and Sarah May Alford farmed there until 1953, when they moved to Olden and bought a farm there.

            Sarah is survived by sons Norman Alford and his wife Vickie of Round Rock, Texas, and Jerry Alford and his wife Susie of Roscoe, Texas. There are five grandchildren, Jason and Lindsey of Round Rock, Misti and Jerad of Roscoe, and Chris Alford of Wichita, Kansas.

            Sarah will always be remembered as a faithful, diligent, loving mother and grandmother, who was always concerned for her family. Rightly so, she is greatly missed.

 

 

 

Photos from Eastland City Cemetery, Eastland, Eastland Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, M. Scott Hoover

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband’s brother James Alford in this compilation.

            Sarah’s husband died in 1980, before AAFA was established. She was the AAFA member and family genealogist.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Cecil 1910 TX1, Benjamin Franklin 1882 TX2, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL3, Jackson 1830 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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SHAWN ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 22 May 2008

 

            Shawn Alford, 33, of Baytown died May 20, 2008, Memorial Funeral Home, Vidor.

 

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SHAWN DENISE SANDLIN ALFORD

 

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StarLocalNews.com

Collin Co., TX—Wednesday, 18 February 2010

 

            Shawn Denise Alford, age 38, of Allen, Texas passed away February 15, 2009. She was born April 7, 1970 in West Chester, Pennsylvania to Robert and Sharon (Akers) Sandlin. On April 5, 1977 Shawn married David Alford in Dallas, Texas.

            She was a member of the Allen Quilter Guild.

            She is survived by her husband, David Alford of Allen [Collin Co.], Texas; parents, Robert and Sharon Sandlin of Dallas, Texas; cousins, Kyle and Jill Byrd and her niece, Gigi Byrd.

            A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at Eastridge Park Christian Church, 2701 N. Town East Blvd., Mesquite, Texas 75150. Rev. Dan Carroll will officiate.

            Memorials may be made to Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Drive, Carrollton, Texas 75006, www.operationkindness.org.

            To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.

 

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

            Shawn’s husband is the nephew of Raby Ardrell Alford, AAFA #0492.

 

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SHELBY ARNEL ALFORD

 

DAILY SUN

Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX—31 March 1976

 

ENNIS ENGINEER KILLED AS BRIDGE COLLAPSES

 

ENNIS—Lightning is the apparent cause of a Southern Pacific train derailment early yesterday morning [March 30] near Hearne which resulted in the death of one Ennis man and internal injuries to two others.

            K.A. Carver, chief clerk in Southern Pacific’s Ennis Office told the Daily Sun this morning that lightning apparently struck a bridge, catching it on fire as the train approached. The dead man, Shelby Arnold Alford, 56, was engineer in the first of three units pulling the 102-car train.

            Carver said Alford and others on the train apparently saw that the bridge was on fire and attempted to stop the train, but could not before several cars were on the bridge.

            The bridge subsequently collapsed, sending the three engines and 30 other cars into the dry creek bed below….

            Services for Alford will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Bunch Chapel in Ennis. The Rev. James Slayton will officiate, and burial will be in Myrtle Cemetery.

            He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, belonged to the Church of God in Ennis and served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

             He was born in Kaufman County and lived in Krisp, Kemp and Dallas before moving to Ennis in 1942.

             Survivors include his widow of Ennis; two sons, Jimmy Alford of Houston and Mike Alford of Ennis; three daughters, Mrs. Mike Perry and Miss Marilyn Alford both of Ennis and Mrs. Charles Lipsey of Waxahachie; eight grandchildren; three brothers, George Alford Jr. and James Alford both of Dallas, and William Alford of Waxahachie; five sisters. Mrs. Virgil Boling of Fort Worth, Mrs J.W. Jackson Jr. of Irving, Mrs. A.J. Fox Jr. of Weatherford, Mrs. Mary Hawley of Garland, and Mrs. E.L. Tubb of Centerville.

 

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Photos from Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Kemper

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shelby A. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 24 Oct 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ophelia Louise Smith Alford; and daughter-in-law Jere Lynn McGlocklin Wilkins Alford in this compilation.

            In 1940 Shelby R. Alford, 20 b. TX, and his wife Ophelia L. 21 b. OK, are living in Kemp, Kaufman Co., TX, with their first child, James. In 1935 Shelby was living in Ennis, Ellis Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Shelby Arnel 1919 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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SHELLEY JALLE ALFORD CHANDLER

 

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Photo from Broussards Mortuary

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 20 August 2008

 

            Shelley Alford Chandler, 56, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 18, 2008, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. She was a native and lifelong resident of Beaumont. Mrs. Chandler was a teacher and Director of Day School at Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont and Director of Springwood United Methodist Church Day School. She also taught at Tomball High School and Paul Brown Center in Beaumont. Mrs. Chandler attended University of Texas and graduated from Lamar University.

            Survivors include her husband, Rusty Chandler of Beaumont; daughters, Rouchelle Chandler Hoke and her husband Will of Katy and Carrie Chandler and her fiancé Matthew Handler of New York, New York; son, Russ Chandler of Houston; mother-in-law, Ruth P. Chandler of Beaumont; sister-in-law, Barbara Nunn of Grapevine; and numerous other loving family members.

            Her parents, Jallé and Theodore “Dawg” Alford; and father-in-law, Darrell E. Chandler preceded her in death

            The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Michael W. Bevers and his staff at M.D. Anderson, Dr. Robert Birdwell and his staff at Texas Oncology and the staff of Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth I.C.U. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Trinity United Methodist Church under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at Beaumont Country Club, 5355 Pine Street. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Blanton Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, c/o M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 297153, Houston, Texas 77292 or you may visit their website at www.mdanderson.org/disease /ovarian. Complete and updated information may be viewed at www.broussardsmortuary.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shelley Jalle Chandler (SS# issued in TX) was born 19 Aug 1951, last residence Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her uncles John Raymond Alford and Kyle Andrew Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Shelley Jalle 1951 TX1, Theodore 1910 TX2, Shelley Hartford 1879 TX3.

 

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SHELLY LYNN DELATIN ALFORD

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, LA—Wednesday, 21 January 2004

 

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NACOGDOCHES [Nacogdoches Co.], TX—Funeral services for Shelley Lynn DeLatin Alford, 32, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2004 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.... Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Many, LA. Visitation was held at... Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many.

            Mrs. Alford passed away January 20, 2004 at Nacogdoches Medical Center. She was born February 14, 1971 in Many, LA.

            She is survived by her husband, Billy Alford of Nacogdoches, TX; parents, Terry and Ann DeLatin of Many, LA; brothers: Chad Delatin and Jesse DeLatin of Many, LA; paternal grandmother, Jackie Delatin of Many, LA; paternal great grandmother, Mary Clements of Many, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

            Pallbears will be Greg Haplin, Wayne Fos, Seth Foxworth, Kip Delatin, Allen Masters, and Tommy Lang. Honorary pallbearers will be nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SHERRY DIANNE FOREMAN ALFORD

 

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Cottle Funeral Home

Troup, Smith Co., TX—_____ February 2013

 

            Funeral services for Sherry Dianne Foreman Alford, 44 are scheduled for 2:00 pm, Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Cottle Funeral Home Chapel, Troup with the Reverend Doug Blanton officiating. Burial will be in the Bullard City Cemetery,

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, February 19, 2013. She was born July 1, 1968, in Tyler Texas to James and Ann Doggett Foreman.

            She graduated from Whitehouse High School in 1986 and attended the Star Cosmetology School then worked as a beautician at her mother’s barbershop for about 20 years, in Whitehouse. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Troup.

            Survivors include her best friend Paul Pierce, two sons, Holton Hasty and Hayden Caperton both of Lindale; a daughter, Megan Caperton of Lindale; her parents, James and Ann Foreman of Lindale: a sister and brother-in-law, Melinda and Greg Smith; nieces and a nephew Shiann Smith, Jordan Rinlee and Justin Rinlee all of Tyler and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Pallbearers will be Justin Rinlee, Todd Rinlee, Walter Miles, Don Coon, Sam Cade and Jon Fiel.

            The family will receive friends at the Cottle Funeral Home from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Saturday, February 23, 2013.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SHIRLEY ALFRED ANSLEM

 

HOUSTON COUNTY COURIER

Crockett, Houston Co., TX—Sunday, 25 November 2007

 

            Mrs. Shirley Alfred Anslem, age 64 of Grapeland, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2007 in the Palestine Regional Hospital. Mrs. Anslem was born June 1, 1943 in Crockett and had lived in Houston County all of her lifetime. Mrs. Anslem was a homemaker and a member of the Georgia Camp Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her daughter Cheryl Johnson and husband Jimmy, of Grapeland; son Roy Anslem and wife Pebbles, of Grapeland; grandchildren Emily Johnson, of Grapeland, Raven Anslem, of Crockett, Roy Joseph Anslem, Jr., of Grapeland; sisters Mae Huntsman, Joyce Turner and husband Cubby, all of Lovelady, Betty Rowland, of Buffalo, Bonnie Duval, of Grapeland; brother Jesse Alfred and wife Jonell, of Grapeland; sister-in-law Patsy Wade and husband Ben, of Ala.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            Preceded in death by her husband Herman Anslem; parents Lawrence and Maggie (Phillips) Alfred; sisters Mamie Salmon, Ruby Lane, Mary Oliver, Nellie Myers and Helen Alldredge; brother Bert Alfred; mother-in-law Inez Anslem Majors; father–in-law Harvey Majors; and brother-in-law Mervin Anslem.

            Funeral Services for Mrs. Shirley Alfred Anslem were held Saturday, November 10, at 2:00 p. m. in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with 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, Carolyn Griffith

 

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SHIRLEY ALLEN ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 25 September 2008

 

JEFFERSON—Memorial services for Shirley Alford, 68, of Jefferson, will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Haggard Funeral Home. Mrs. Alford died September 20, 2008, in Longview.

            Born August 12, 1940, in Plainview, she was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Larry Alford; daughter, Toni Hill; and sister, Fran Land.

            A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.haggardfuneralhome.com.

 

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Haggard Funeral Home

Jefferson, TX

 

            A memorial service for Mrs. Alford will be held at a later date.

            Mrs. Alford was born August 12, 1940 in Plainview, Texas to Mossey King Allen & Dennis Allen. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker. She passed away after a brief illness. Shirley, there is a special place in Heaven for an angel like you. We love you.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Larry Alford of Jefferson, Texas; daughter, Toni Hill of Jefferson, Texas; sister, Fran Land of Dallas; 1 step-daughter; 3 step-sons; 1 niece; 4 nephews; 14 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

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SHIRLEY ANN ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 29 June 2007

 

            Alford, Shirley, Age 57. Service Saturday, June 30, 2007 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Oakwood, TX, 3 p.m. Emanuel Funeral Home, Palestine, TX 903-729-3188.

 

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 Shirley Ann Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Oct 1949 and died 25 June 2007, last residence Oakwood, Leon Co., TX.

            Sand Hill/Bethel Cemetery is traditionally an African-American cemetery.

 

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SHIRLEY BAKER HALLFORD

 

Shirley Baker Hallford and John Henry Hallford

Photo on their gravestone

 

SAN ANGELO STANDARD-TIMES

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX—Saturday, 13 December 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

BALLINGER—Mrs. John H. (Shirley) Hallford, 86, of Midland and formerly of Ballinger, passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 1997, at her residence. Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in Rains-Seale Funeral Home Chapel…. Burial will be in Talpa Cemetery in Talpa.

            Shirley was born April 28, 1911. She married The Rev. John Henry Hallford May 1, 1931, in Mullin. She worked as a teacher’s aide with the Ballinger Independent School District while living in Ballinger and was a Baptist.

            She was preceded in death by her husband on March 12, 1984; and a brother, Andy Baker.

            Survivors include two sons, Baker Hallford of Midland and Ricky Hallford of Ballinger; a daughter, Sherry Palmer of Midland; a sister, Willie Adams of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The family requests memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association, the National Kidney Foundation of Texas or a favorite charity.

 

 

 

Photos from Talpa Cemetery, Talpa, Coleman Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe W. Fields

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Shirley B. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Midland, Midland Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her son Don Richard “Rick” Hallford in this compilation.

 

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SHIRLEY MAY HALLFORD

 

Photo from Laurel Land Funeral Home

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—25 October 2010

 

FORT WORTH—Shirley Hallford passed away Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.

            Memorial service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7001 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth. A reception will follow.

            Memorials: Westminster Presbyterian Building Fund, 7001 Trail Lake Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76133.

            Shirley was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was a teacher at North Side High School and worked in the administration at TCJC before retiring from Tarrant County Extension Office.

            Shirley enjoyed painting, sewing, cooking, volunteering and watching the Texas Rangers.

            Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Barrett Hallford.

            Survivors: Son, Michael Hallford; daughter, Robin McReynolds and husband, Bruce; granddaughter, Holland Ham and husband, Travis; grandson, Tyler McReynolds; and great-granddaughter, Kyla Ham.

            Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road, 817-293-1350. View and sign guestbook at www.star-telegram.com/obituaries.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley May Hallford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Sept 1928, last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

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

 

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SHIRLEY RAE HATLEY ALFORD

Mother of Beth Ann Alford Watson Parson, AAFA #0442

Sister-in-law of Peggy Joyce Alford Schuster, AAFA #0666

 

MCKINNEY COURIER-GAZETTE

McKinney, Collin Co., TX—Saturday, 7 July 2007

 

 

            Shirley Alford, 73, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on July 4, 2007.

            She was born in Oklahoma to Luther Ray and Alma (Hillsberry) Hatley. On Sept. 22, 1951, she married Al Alford in Garland, Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in McKinney. She was a devoted Christian and wanted everyone to know Jesus better.

            Shirley was an avid quilter and a member of the McKinney and the Dallas Quilter’s Guild. She loved to cook, sing and was known for her joy and laughter. Shirley was a lifelong partner to all of her husband’s ventures and adventures. Shirley graduated from Garland High School and was a member of the Class of ‘51.

            She is survived by her husband, Al Alford of McKinney; son, Lance Alford and his wife, Debi, of McKinney; daughters, Beth Ann Parson and her husband, Thomas, of Celina, Cynthia Helton and her husband, Jody, of Fort Worth and Amy Herron and her husband, David, of Celina; 10 grandchildren, Kristen, Alyssa, Colin, Jon, Julie, Katie, Matt, Maezi, Carli and Mitchell; anticipated great-granddaughter, Abigail; brother, Jimmy Hatley of Garland; sisters, Jean Poovey of Garland and Alycia Mayo of Sachse; and a host of other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Alma Hatley; brother, Johnny Hatley; and sister, Martha Skelton.

            Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2007 at the First Baptist Church of McKinney.... Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley Rae Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 4 Sept 1933, last residence McKinney, Collin Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Aubert Dowl “Al” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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SIDNEY ALFORD, JR.

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Friday, 23 March 2001

 

FORT WORTH—Sidney Alford Jr. 72, a retired assembler for Bell Aircraft, died Monday, March 19, 2001, at a care center.

            Funeral: noon Friday in Pauline Minor Memorial Chapel of Gregory W. Spencer Funeral Directors. Burial: Cedar Hill Memorial Park.

            Memorials: In lieu of flowers, send donations to The Greater Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ at 1313 E. Marion.

            Sidney was one of four children born to Frankie and Sidney Alford on Oct. 2, 1928. He attended Fort Worth schools, graduating from I.M. Terrell and one year at Wiley College. He was a former member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. For years he wrote the “Poet’s Corner” of the LaVida Newspaper.

            Survivors: Wife, Verdell; sisters, Earlene B. Allen and Helen Davis; his children and grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives.

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

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sidney Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Oct 1926 (different year than obituary), last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            In 1930 Sidey Alford is age 3, living with his parents Sydney and Frankie Alford in Marshall, Harrison Co., TX. This is an African American family.

 

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SIDNEY FLOYD ALFORD

AAFA #1336

 

LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX—Tuesday, 18 September 2012

 

PETERSBURG—Sid Alford, 65, of Petersburg will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Petersburg with Dr. Don Raney officiating. Burial will be in Petersburg Cemetery under the direction of Bartley Funeral Home of Plainview. Mr. Alford passed away on Sunday September 16, 2012 in Petersburg.

            Sid was born October 2, 1946 in Lubbock to John and Nalta Alford. Sid was a member of the United States Air Force for three and a half years as an instructor. He was stationed in, Wichita Falls at Shepard AFB, Lackland AFB in San Antonio, served as an instructor in Amarillo and served at Wetherfield AFB in England as part of the USAFE (US Air Force Europe). He was part of the Tactical Air Command in England, Italy, Libya, and Turkey. Sid received four medals in the Air Force, the Presidential Unit Citation, the Good Conduct Medal, the Overseas Medal, and the National Defense medal. Sid was a founding member of the American Air Museum in Britain, and was invited by Her Majesty the Queen to attend the grand opening of the museum. He was also a charter sponsor of the Air Force Memorial.

            Survivors include two daughters, Sindy Greene and husband Darin of Petersburg and Tiffeny Gonzales and husband Carlos of Petersburg; two grandchildren, Whitley Mendez and Chaz Gonzales both of Petersburg; one great-grandchild, Mikaela Mendez of Petersburg; one brother, Larry Alford and wife Marilyn of Slaton; one sister, Merrijon Newton and husband Arthur of Idalou; and one uncle, Jerald Bright and wife Grace of Petersburg.

            Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Food Pantry, 2001 Main, Petersburg, TX 79250. Online Condolences may be made at www.bartleyfuneralhome.net.

 

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Photo from Petersburg Cemetery, Petersburg, Hale Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GenFreaks

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Calvin Alford and Nalta Eloise Bright Alford, in this compilation.

            From TX Births: Sidney Floyd Alford was born 2 Oct 1946 in Lubbock Co., the son of John Calvin Alford and Nalta Eloise Bright.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Sidney Floyd 1946 TX1, John Calvin 1916 TX2, Earnest Floyd 1890 TX3, Needham Judge 1857 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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SIMON ALFORD

 

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DAILY SUN

Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX—_____ January 1990

 

            Simon Alford of Corsicana, died Jan. 25, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

            Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Smith officiating.

            Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Scott Funeral Home.

            He was a former employee of Bethlehem Steel Company and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

            Survivors include six daughters, Lois Kelley, Georgia Alford, Addie Johnson, Sally Jones and Doris Lewis, all of Corsicana, and Ida Ivery of Dallas; three sons-in-law, Chester Johnson, Tommie Kelley and Marshall Ivery; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers Griff Smith of Ferris and Willie D. Meadows of Corsicana.

            Pallbearers will be Daniel Morgan, Gerard Reynolds, Williams Johnson, Freedie Watson, Marshall Williams and Jimmie Edd Driver.

            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church

FAG photo requested 11/6/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his daughter Georgia Mae Alford in this compilation.

            Simon, his wife Ida, and their children are listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Navarro Co., TX. This is an African-American family.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he says he was born 3 Dec 1892 in Corsicana.

 

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SOPHIE K. ALFORD WOODS

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Tuesday, 5 July 1904

 

MRS. SOPHIE K. WOODS

 

            Following close upon the death of her father, Colonel J.P. Alford, last Friday night, Mrs. Sophie Woods died last night at her residence, 611 Grove street, by a strange coincident, her death occurring at almost exactly the same hour as the death of her parent. Mrs. Woods who was ill at the time of Colonel Alford, never fully recovered from the shock, her death last night being attributed to heart disease.

            Funeral services were held this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Methodist church, Rev. Alonzo Monk officiating.

            Mrs. Woods was born in Boston, Texas, May 25, 1849. She came to Tarrant county with her parents in 1856, and her life since that time was spent here. December 8, 1870, she was married to James P. Woods, who died in October, 1899.

            Five children survive her: Mrs. Elmer Renfro of this city, Mrs. J.A. Comer of St. Louis, Miss Minnie of this city, W.M. Woods of Fort Worth and Claude B. Woods of Wichita Falls, besides several grandchildren.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2008/173/12911940_121417375611.jpg

Photo from Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Gibbons

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James Perry Alford; and siblings Robert William Alford Sr. and Sallie Eugenia Alford Peveler in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Sophie K. 1845 TX1, James Perry 1821 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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STACIE LOUISE RUSSELL ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Christie Wilson Alford Baldwin, AAFA #0006

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Tuesday, 14 April 2009

 

 

            Louise Alford, 96, of Houston, died of cancer at home on April 10, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 yrs., RV Alford, in 1983, and her oldest daughter, Marilyn L’Hoste in 1968.

            Survivors: daughter, Kathryn and her husband, Ted Batek; son, William Alford, who lived with and cared for his mother; son, David Alford and his wife, Karen; daughter, Debbie and her husband, David Grogg. Grandchildren: Stephen L’Hoste and his wife, Janet; Sharon L’Hoste West; Scott L’Hoste and his wife, Beth; Martha Batek Boswell and her husband, Ken; Nancy Batek Hyde and her husband, Bryan; and Carolyn Batek; Daniel Alford, Emily Alford Shaw and her husband, Matt: Christie Alford; Brian and Paul Grogg. Great grandchildren are Jessica, Michael, and Amy L’Hoste; Luke and Abby L’Hoste; Micah and Mason Boswell, and Kylie Hyde.

            Special thanks and appreciation go to Louise’s caregivers, Gloria, Cheryl, Eleanor, Lucy, and Grace for their patience and loving care.

            Louise worked at Cargill’s Printing & Stationery Co. for 23 yrs. and was VP/Treas. when she retired in 1981. She was also a long-time member of Heights Presbyterian Church.

            Visitation for family and friends will be held on April 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd., 77008, (713-862-8844).

            Services celebrating Louise’s life will be held on April 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the Heights Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Rosewood Memorial Park, Humble, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Heights Presbyterian Church, 240 W. 18th, Houston, 77008, or to Vista Care Hospice, 713-290-1746.

 

 

Photos from Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery, Humble, Harris Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daniel E. Beeson

Photos taken 23 Jan 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 3 July 1912, last residence Houston, Harris Co., FL.

            We included the obituary of her sister-in-law Christie Wilson Alford Baldwin in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: R.V. 1903 TN1, John Robert 1860 TN2, Eley Harrison 1820 TN3, Ira Bailey 1781 NC4, Isaac 1748 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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STANLEY ALVORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Thursday, 23 December 2010

 

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            Stanley Alvord, age 91, died in Austin, Texas, Monday, December 20, 2010. Stanley was born October 16, 1919 in Ceylon, Minnesota to Marion and Mathilda Alvord. Stanley graduated from Chatfield High School in 1937. He proudly served in the United States Air Force as a pilot from 1941-1968. After retiring from the USAF he was employed by the University of Texas System Administration as their technical operations assistant from 1969-1985.

            Stanley is survived by his son, Michael and wife, Liz; daughters, Dawn and Sandra; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

            A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Stanley’s memory may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lungusa.org. A special thanks to Interim Healthcare and Angel Heart Hospice. Condolences may be made at www.cookwaldenforestoaks.com.

 

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

            We included the obituary of his mother, Mathilda Alma Maria Post Alvord, in Minnesota Obituaries.

 

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STANLEY GENE ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 27 September 2009

 

            Stanley Gene Alford went to be with the Lord on September 22, 2009 at home in Pasadena, Texas at the age of 56 years. He was born November 21, 1952 in Houston at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

            He is preceded in death by his father J.W. Alford.

            He is survived by his mother Frances Alford and his sister Joyce Alford, and aunts, uncles and numerous cousins and friends.

            Stanley was a member of Golden Acres Methodist Church, Pasadena. He graduated from Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena in 1971 and was a very active member of Future Farmer’s of America. He loved to garden and had a “green thumb” just like his dad. A gentle man that will be missed. [Pasadena Funeral Chapel]

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Adi Frances Beane Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Stanley Gene 1952 TX1, Julius Whitford 1916 TX2, Cory Whitford 1890 MS3, Julius Caesar 1847 MS4, Julius Caesar 1808 NC5, James 1764 NC6, Jacob 1738 VA7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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STANLEY PAUL ALFORD

 

HERALD DEMOCRAT

Denison, Grayson Co., TX—16 December 2012

 

 

            Stanley Paul Alford, M.D. passed into the loving arms of his Savior on December 9, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

            Stanley was born on March 27, 1937 in Oak Park, Ill. He was the third son of Mildred and John Alford who inspired one son to obtain a PhD and two sons to become physicians.

            Stan, as he was known to all of his friends, graduated from Naperville (Ill.) High School in 1955, where he was an All-Conference basketball player and a Regional high-jumping champion. He continued to maintain his ties with high school classmates for the rest of his life.

            He attended Cornell College on a basketball scholarship and later was a student at Florida State University on a track scholarship. As Stan would say, at FSU, he was in the “best fraternity,” Sigma Chi, and “passed every course he took!” He mastered the Florida State Seminole “chop” and remained a fan for life.

            Following graduation from college, he attended the University of Illinois Medical School, graduating after four years with an M.D. degree and continuing in an additional year of internship. He then served his country as a Captain in the United States Air Force medical corps. Following his military service, Stan completed a three year radiology residency in Detroit, Mich. under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Eyler, editor of the main Journal of Radiology.

            In 1960, Stan married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Shultz, whom he described as “a wonderful companion and his greatest fan.” They enjoyed forty years of a warm and loving marriage. Together, they reared three outstanding sons: Bruce, Roger and Daniel. He considered his family his greatest treasure and the source of his greatest pleasure. Despite being a busy physician, Stan always found time for and enjoyed coaching his sons in their little league sports. He had a basic philosophy that “children are necessary and wonderful for a complete life.” Their beloved wife and mother, Liz, died in 2000, following a lengthy illness with cancer.

            Dr. Alford had a radiology practice in Sherman for 30 years. He was board certified by the American College of Radiology, and was a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and Grayson County Medical Society. Stan did not understand the recent “spin” against successful people which would have one believe “it was the government, not Stan, that achieved all of these accomplishments.” Stan would wryly comment that he could not remember any government employees going to school for him, studying for him, or passing hundreds of tests for him to become a doctor and a radiologist!

            In 2002, Stan and Karen Butler Hibbitt were married. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage for more than 10 years in which they not only “found love again,” but embraced each other’s families and shared each other’s friends. Stan had a simple, but profound, idea of marriage: “Enjoy the other person and give your best back to them.” He and Karen were able to enjoy each other to the fullest and considered it a great blessing to have found each other. He had a great appreciation of his friends, saying, “Friendship is the highlight of everyday life.” He and Karen blended their friends in their two communities, Sherman and Denison, and relished life, playing golf and tennis and traveling. Stan would not hesitate to mention, always with twinkling eyes, that he was “beyond excellent” in golf and tennis! He loved cruising and traveling abroad and remembered being in “over three countries and one or two islands.” His understated humor was part of his great charm. He entertained his companions continually at Woodlawn Country Club, Tanglewood Country Club, and the Denison Country Club. He loved having Karen at his side on the golf course and mustered the strength to ride with her to chip and putt until the very last weeks.

            Stan also had a serious and thoughtful side and once wrote of the three women who had influenced him the most in life: his mother, Mildred Alford, who taught him the importance of honesty and integrity; his first wife Liz, for her love and support; his wife Karen, who taught him that one could find love and happiness again.

            Stan was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sherman and later a member of Waples United Methodist Church where he especially enjoyed the Fellowship class of which he served as president for a time.

            Stan Alford was predeceased by his parents, Mildred and John Alford; his first wife, Elizabeth Shultz Alford; and his brother, John Alford Jr.

            He is survived by his loving wife Karen Alford; brother Don Alford, M.D. of Tallahassee, Florida; son Bruce and wife Sally (Travis, Chase and Rachel – grandchildren) of Highland Park, Texas; son Roger and wife Leslie (Mason and Andrew – grandchildren) of South Bend, Indiana; son Daniel and wife Julie (Chesna, Calli and Avery – grandchildren) of Richardson, Texas. In addition, Stan enjoyed his “bonus” daughters: Michele Hibbitt Clark of Houston, Texas and Jana Hibbitt Bockman of Omaha, Nebraska. “Bonus” grandchildren include Garrett Clark, Kaylen Clark, Bruce Bockman and Brent Bockman. Stan also had one “bonus” brother-in-law, James David Butler of Sherman.

            The family suggests that memorials be made in Stan’s name to any of the following: Waples United Methodist Church - 830 W. Main St., Denison, TX 75020; Covenant Presbyterian Church - 322 W. Pecan, Sherman, TX 75090; Denison Education Foundation - 1201 Rusk, Denison, TX 75020; Texoma Health Foundation - 5036 Reba Drive, Denison, TX 75020.

            Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home, 619 North Travis Street, Sherman, TX 75090. The register book can be signed online at waldofuneralhome.com.

            There will be a Celebration of Life of Stan at Waples Methodist Church in Denison on December 21, at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Senior Pastor Roy Spore and Dr. Jim Bowden. Private committal services will be conducted by Rev. Neill Morgan of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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STEVEN DAN ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Saturday, 15 March 1980

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

            Steven Dan Alford, age 12 on Saturday, March 15, 1980, lost a long, hard battle with Cancer. He was an excellent student and a skilled sportsman as well as a good sport. Above all he was a Christian. Steven has given his family much pleasure and reason to be ever proud. He is greatly loved and will be greatly missed.

            Survivors: Parents, Karen and Dan Alford, Waller, Texas; grandparents, Mrs. Allen G. Maxey, Houston, Mr. & Mrs. Allen C. Alford, Baytown, Texas; great-grandmother, Mrs. W.P. Maxey, Corrigan, Texas; brothers, Scott Alford, Christopher Alford; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins.

            Funeral services 1:00 p.m., Monday, Lake O’Woods Chapel in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.... Interment Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers: Bonny Melton, Gene Melton, Dale Bashaw, J.C. Webb....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his grandmother Annie Ruth Bell Alford in this compilation.

 

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SUE ELIZABETH TABOR ALFORD

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—Sunday, 12 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

ODESSA—Sue Elizabeth Tabor Alford, 93, of Odessa, died Friday, July 10, 1998, at Midland Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital....

In another article:

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Monday, 13 July 1998

 

ODESSA—Sue Elizabeth Tabor Alford, 93, died Friday, July 10, 1998.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Troy officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens by Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Coleman County and moved to Odessa in 1953 from Pampa. She was a homemaker and also a retired tester for Phillips Petroleum. She was a member of Second Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Raquel Marquez of Odessa; a sister, Allie Pearl Tabor of Borger; and friend Sally Marquez of Odessa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sue B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 27 July 1905, last residence Odessa, Ector Co., TX.

 

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SUSIE BELLE GREER ALFORD

 

DAILY SENTINEL

Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX—Tuesday, 18 June 2013

 

            Graveside service for Susie B. Alford, 73, of Center will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Holly Grove Cemetery with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center.

            She was born Sept. 10, 1939, in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Watson and Sons Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

Watson and Sons Funeral Home

Center, TX—_____ June 2013

 

            Susie B. Alford, 73, of Center, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Shelby Regional Hospital in Center. She was born September 10, 1939 in Nacogdoches to Clyde Greer Sr. and Maude Jordan Greer. She was a member of Center Church of the Nazarene.

            Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Holly Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches County with Bro. Edward McRae officiating.

            She is survived by:

 

Daughter: Mary Raimond and husband, Oliver of Tenaha

 

Sons:

Noble Alford and wife, Pam of Center

James Alford of Corinth

David Alford and wife, Terri of Timpson

 

Grandchildren:

Kendra & Joseph Arnold

Michael & Fara Decker

Joseph & Katie Graves

Amber & Scott Adair

Khristina & Josh Snider

Wayne & Mary Alford

Kellie & Noah Walker

 

Great Grandchildren:

Joseph Mahon Graves – Lil Joe

Baby Abby Graves

Makenzi Alford

Malaina Ray

Maddox Adair

Jesse Snider

Judson Snider

Blake Walker

Bella Alford

Madden Walker

 

Sister: Bobbie Montes of Indiana

 

Preceded in death by:

Grandchildren: Cody Wayne Alford & Susie Elizabeth Decker

Brother: Sonny Greer

4 Sisters

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Leo Alford; and grandson Cody Wayne Alford in this compilation.

 

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SUSIE JANE MEDLIN ALFORD

Aunt of Bobby Wayne Alford, AAFA #0908

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—22 November 1977

 

            Mrs. Preston (Susie) Alford, 81, of 1515 N. 21st., an Abilene resident since 1924, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hendrick Medical Center after an extended illness. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at North’s Memorial Chapel, 4002 Buffalo Gap Road.

            John C. Stevens, president of Abilene Christian University will officiate. Burial will be at the Masonic Cemetery.

            Born Susie Medlin Oct. 16, 1896, in San Antonio, she was raised near Gatesville and married Preston Alford on Christmas Day in 1915 at Gatesville. The couple moved to Abilene in 1924. Mr. Alford worked for Abilene Candy and Mead’s Bakery for many years.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Central Church of Christ.

            Survivors include her husband; two sons, O.E. of 1515 N. 21st and Roy of 2457 S. Second; a daughter, Mrs. Bob Fowlkes of 2610 S. 38th; four brothers, Newt Medlin and Winfred Medlin, both of Waco, and Ben Medlin and John Medlin, both of Belton; two sisters, Mrs. Abb McAdams of Belton and Mrs. Bert Cummings of McGregor; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            A son, William, died in 1931.

            Nephews will serve as pallbeaars.

            The family will be at 2610 S. 38th prior to the funeral.

 

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 (_____ November 1977) dates of Susie Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

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

 

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SYLVESTER HALFORD

 

[Although Sylvester died in CO, we are publishing his obituary here because he was born, lived, and is buried in TX.]

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—25 November 1996

 

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—Sylvester Halford, 91, a retired farmer, died Friday in Westminster, Colo.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home in Bowie. Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue. Visitation: 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sylvester Halford was born March 31, 1905, in Mexia, Texas.

            Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley, Bowie, (817) 872-1144.

 

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SYLVIA MARIE ALFORD HOLMES

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 10 February 1969

 

            Holmes, Mrs. Sylvia Alford. Survived by father, Charley G. Alford; mother and stepfather, Mrs. And Mrs. Rupert Richardson; brothers, Charles, Joe Alford, Mike Whitson; sister, Juanita Powell.

            Chapel services 3 p.m. Monday, Rev. Glen Clark officiating.

            Camp Fueral Home, TA1-1443.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, but she has no gravestone [FindAGrave.com]. Her memorial lists these dates: 26 Jan 1927 – 7 Feb 1969.

            From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: The death certificate of Sylvia Marie Holmes confirms the dates on her gravestone and lists her parents as Charles G. Alford and Betty Harrell. She died at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston, Harris Co., TX, and her usual residence was in Houston. She was married. Her birthplace was unknown; the informant was the funeral home.

 

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SYLVIA MAXINE GENTRY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Friday, 4 December 2009

 

            Alford, Sylvia Maxine—Age 79 of Allen, TX passed away, Thursday, December 3, 2009 in Allen. She retired from J.C. Penny’s as a beautician for the company and was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son, Doug Alford and wife, Brenda; grandsons, Hunter Alford and Nick Lee all of Allen; niece, Pam Figueroa and nephew, Bill Poole both of Paris.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Edward Alford.

            Graveside Service will be held at Garland Memorial Park, Garland, TX at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 5, 2009. Visitation, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sylvia Maxine Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 Jan 1930, last residence Allen, Collin Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Edward Jackson “Bud” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Douglas Edward Alford in this compilation.

 

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T. ODELL ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 18 June 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            T. Odell Alford, 86, died June 17, 1993 at his Houston home. He is survived by wife, Vera Sue Alford; son, Jack Rhodes; daughter, Shirley Pacetti; sister, Mae Barnhart; granddaughter, Rebecca Ponton; grandson, Tommy Rhodes; great grandchildren, Amanda and Jed Merritt; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services Friday (today) at 10:00 a.m. in Hollywood Cemetery.... Contributions to Woodhaven Baptist Church for the Deaf, have been suggested by the family. Heights Funeral Home 1317 Heights Blvd., 862-8884.

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Vera Sue Alford; and his brother George Alfred Alford in this compilation.

            T. Odell’s Alford’s father was Redin Alford, son of Richard and Louisa Alford. Redin was born 2 January 1859 in Alabama, and he died 28 December 1934 in Anderson County, Texas.

            Jack Rhodes and Shirley Pacetti are probably the children of Vera from her first marriage.

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TED E. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Tuesday, 11 August 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1995

 

            Ted E. Alford, 76, passed away August 9, 1992. He is survived by his wife, Buena Alford; two sons, Don Alford, Dallas and Dale Alford of Oklahoma City, OK; three sisters & one brother, all of Fort Worth; six grandsons; five great–grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

            Mr. Alford had willed his body to Southwestern Medical School….

 

In another article:

 

FORT WORTH—Ted E. Alford of Fort Worth died Sunday in Dallas. He was 76.

            Mr. Alford donated his body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.He was a lifelong Fort Worth resident.

            The family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of choice.

            Survivors: Wife, Buenac Alford of Fort Worth; two sons, Don Alford of Dallas and Dale Alford of Oklahoma City; three sisters; one brother; six grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Buena S. Alford, and son Don R. Alford in this compilation.

 

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TESLA N. ALFORD, SR.

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—15 July 2012

 

 

Tesla N. Alford Sr.

June 3, 1917-July 8, 2012

 

            Visitation will held @ American Heritage Funeral Home next to Veteran’s Cemetery. The date of the service is July 17, 2012. From 10-11 am. held 11-12 pm. Burial immediately following services.

 

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

 

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TEX “PETE” ALLFORD

 

HERALD DEMOCRAT

Denison, Grayson Co., TX—Friday, 18 July 2008

 

Tex Alford

 

BONHAM [Fannin Co., TX]—Graveside services for Tex “Pete” Allford, 79, of Bonham will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2008 at Smyrna Cemetery in the Lannius Community. Officiating will be Dr. Gene Owen. Mr. Allford died Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Bonham Nursing Center.

            Mr. Allford was born on Sept. 25, 1928 in Wellington [Collingsworth Co., TX], the son of the late W.O. and Virgil Gulley Allford. He was a cotton ginner and served in the U.S. Army.

            Mr. Allford was married to Nova Hindsley Allford on Feb. 11, 1961 in Bonham.

            He is survived by his wife, Nova Allford of Bonham; sons, Gayland J. Allford and wife Dawn of Shallowater, Rickey Pete Allford and wife Robin of Amarillo, Thomas Neil Haywood of Howe, and Bobby Allen Haywood and wife Debbie of Shallowater; daughters, Debbie Ford of Bonham, and Delores Martinek and husband Bobby of Howe; brother, J.G. Allford of Shallowater; sister, Eva Lee Terry of Levelland; 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

            Pallbearers will be Jody Haywood, James Haywood, Austin Haywood, Steven Peebles, and Jeffery Allford. The family will receive friends from 7 -8 p.m. Thursday at Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Bonham.

            To send an online condolence go to www.coopersorrells.com.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nova Nadine Hindsley Allford; and brothers Cecil Carl “Dick” Allford, Jack G. Allford, and William Lace Allford in this compilation.

            His mother is listed as Virgle Allford in SSDI records (1890–1987).

            Tex 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: Tex 1928 TX1, Wilson Osborn 1887 MS2, William Lace 1856 MS3, John Henry 1816 NC4.

 

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THELBERT EATHEL “T.E.” ALFORD

 

ODESSA AMERICAN

Odessa, Ector Co., TX—Thursday, 26 February 2004

 

ODESSA—Thelbert Eathel Alford, 70, of San Angelo [Tom Green Co.], died Monday, Feb. 23, 2003 [sic: 2004], in Baptist Memorial Nursing Home in San Angelo.

            Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa. Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.

            He was born in Horry County, S.C.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, W.J. Alford of Odessa, and Herbert Alford and Emma Rabon of South Carolina.

            He is survived by his son, Curtis of San Angelo. Other survivors include his brother, E.J. “Shorty” and sister-in-law, Peggy Alford, of Odessa. He is also survived by sisters, Mary Johnson and Jane Best of South Carolina; many nieces and nephews, close friends and loved ones.

            T.E. was a Christian and a member of the Church of God....

 

Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LaDonna Greer Collett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelbert E. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 26 Oct 1933 and died 23 Feb 2004, last residence San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Rhoda Rabon Alford, and his brother Hubert H. Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Thelbert’s year of death is shown as 2003 on his gravestone and appears to be listed incorrectly as 2003 in his 2004 obituary. February 23 was a Monday in 2004, and it is very unlikely that the obituary was printed a year after his death. Also, SSDI records list the date as 2004.

            Texas Marriages and Texas Divorces list the following for Thelbert E. Alford:

 

            Marriage Date      County      Spouse Name              Divorce Date    # of Children

              15 Nov 1969      Ector         Carol R. Smith              1 Nov 1974              3

          31 March 1977      Ector         Lynn                           22 June 1979              0

               11 Feb 1981      Andrews   Joliette E. Owens          7 Nov 1983              0

                 6 Jan 1984      Ector         Joliette E. Owens        20 Aug 1985              0

             22 June 1986      Ector         Roberta S. Smith     11 March 1996              0

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of William Alford of Horry Co., SC, b. about 1760.

            His lineage: Thelbert Eathel 1933 SC1, Ely Mitchell 1896 SC2, Lewis H. 1868 SC3, Arnold Bethel 1844 SC4, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC5, John B. 1780 NC6, William 1760 NC7.

 

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THELMA ALFORD MCGEORGE

AAFA #0603

Sister of Elmer Adron Alford, AAFA #0608

 

Thelma Alford McGeorge at AAFA’s 1993 Annual Meeting in Louisiana

Photo from AAFA archives

 

SHREVEPORT TIMES

Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Thursday, 7 July 2005

 

TOMBALL/HEMPHILL, TX—Former Shreveport resident, Thelma Alford McGeorge, 88, died July 1 in Tomball [Harris Co.] Texas. She and her twin, Elmer, were born October 28, 1916, in Sabine County, Texas. Their parents were Adron and Ada Alford. She received her RN degree in 1938 from the Lillian Jolley School of Nursing in Houston. Most of her nursing career was spent at the Willis Knighton Clinic or the VA Hospital in Shreveport. She was a Daughter of the Republic of Texas, and a member of the American Business Women’s Association. She enjoyed her work and membership with the Daughters of the Nile. In Shreveport, she was a member of Ford Park Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her daughters, Sue Friday and husband Tom, Patsy Phelps and husband Phil. Four grandchildren: Pat Phelps and wife Lisa, Jon Friday, Paul Phelps and wife April and Amy Friday DeCaron and husband Bruce. She also has four great grandchildren.

            She enjoyed traveling, dancing, and shopping. She was proud of being a nurse. Most important to her were her family and many friends, and she would travel hundreds of miles to attend a wedding or graduation or see a new baby.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., Starr Funeral Home Chapel in Hemphill Texas, with Bro. Bob Gwin of Camp Springs Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Pallbearers are Dale Ener, Pat Phelps, Jon Friday, Paul Phelps, Tom Friday and Phil Phelps. Honorary pallbearer is Jimmy Ladner.

            Memorials may be made to Camp Springs Baptist Church, c/o Delores Stewart, P.O. Box 596, Hemphill, Texas 75948.

            Starr Funeral Home, Inc., Hemphill, TX 409-787-3331.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Yellowpine, Sabine Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ray & Peggy Holbrooks Pace

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thelma A. McGeorge (SS# issued in TX), last residence Spring, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her twin brother Elmer Adron Alford in this compilation.

            Detailed information on their Alford ancestry was included with Elmer’s “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.

            Her lineage: Thelma 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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THELMA FRIEDA ALFORD HARMAN

AAFA #0397

Sister of Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303, and James Arthur Alford, AAFA #0384

 

[Thelma died at her son’s home in TX, but we are also including her obituary in Arizona Obituaries because she lived there during the last years of her life and is buried there.]

 

Written by her sister, Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303

 

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February 25, 1923–January 28, 2003

 

            Second child born to Frieda Holzmuller (1902 Germany) and James Luther Alford (1898 Texas) on Feb. 25, 1923, Rhawnhurst, PA. She was premature and was only 2 pounds. She was born and cared for at home—my mother told how she put hot water bottles around her. It took her a full year to get to the normal weight of a newborn.

            She graduated from Olney High School, Philadelphia, PA, 1940, and was employed at the Philadelphia Navy Yard during the war. She was a happy-go-lucky kind of gal and enjoyed life to the fullest.

            Thelma was my older sister by 12 years. She and my mother were very close when Thelma was a young woman dating. Many a night they sat around the table talking and laughing. She looked for the rainbow in life and didn’t let the dark side of things stay with her. She was a helpful and strong companion and mother and the glue that kept the family together. May she rest in peace.

            When she was in her late twenties she met and married Robert Harman, Sep. 30, 1950. They lived in Sellersville, PA and had 7 children; Robert 1951, Patricia 1953, Diana 1956, Mark 1958, Michael 1959, Roger 1961 and George 1963. She had 18 grandchildren.

            She was a housewife and mother throughout her married life. When Robert retired, they bought a motor home and traveled for several years. They found Mesa, AZ, and decided this was the place to stay their remaining years. They both enjoyed the warm (sometimes hot) weather. After Bob passed away Jan. 24, 2000, she remained in her home in Mesa, AZ. Buzz and I visited several times and found her happy and content with life.

            She was a member of AAFA since 1991 and always enjoyed reading about the Alfords.

            After returning home from a Mexican cruise in 2001, Thelma’s friends urged her to go to a doctor as she had lost weight. (Who loses weight on a cruise?) She was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She was in a hospice in Arizona when we visited in October [2002] after the AAFA meeting in Salt Lake City. She was doing well and continued to say that nothing was wrong with her. She decided against any treatments. She was so good that the hospice house let her go home. At that time she went to live with her son Roger in Iola, TX. I spoke to her at Christmas, and like always she said, “I am fine and they are really good to me here.” This was be the last time I talked to her. She passed away Jan 28, 2003, in the home of her son. Her body was returned to Arizona and she rests in peace with her husband at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary Chapel, Chandler, Maricopa Co., AZ.

 

 

Photos from Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery, Chandler, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Harry Scaggs

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thelma F. Harman (SS# issued in PA), last residence Mesa, Maricopa Co., AZ.

            We included the obituary of her brother James Arthur Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            We published extensive lineage notes with Thelma’s In Remembrance in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Thelma Frieda 1923 PA1, James Luther 1898 TX2, George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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THELMA JO SHAW ALFORD

 

PARIS NEWS

Paris, Lamar Co., TX—Sunday, 3 October 1999

 

HONEY GROVE—Thelma Jo Alford, 77, died Friday, Oct. 1, in Honey Grove Nursing Center.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. in Windom Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Windom Cemetery by Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove.

            Beloved daughter of the Rev. Aaron Lewis and Lula Grace Smith Shaw, Mrs. Alford was born April 26, 1922, in Wilbarger County, Texas. After two years at Wayland Baptist College, she graduated from Howard Payne College with a major in music education. She married William Tabor Alford June 17, 1942. Prior to moving to Windom over 20 years ago, she resided in Denton. She taught school in Dallas for 10 years.

            Lovingly known to all as “Jo,” she is survived by her husband of 57 years, William Tabor Alford of Windom, as well as her four children: Karen Reynolds of Dallas, Darlene Whitten of Denton, Lynda Culbertson of Anna, and Tom Alford of Denton. In addition, she leaves a legacy through her seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

            The Windom Baptist Church was central to Jo’s life. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, worked summer children’s programs and served on several committees. Her life exemplified her devotion to her love of God. Besides her church and family involvements, Jo enjoyed playing music on the organ, participating in her Book Club, and quilting.

            Pallbearers will be Mrs. Alford’s young adult Sunday school class.

 

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

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

 

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THELMA LEE MIXON GROVES ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Sunday, 29 June 2003

 

            Thelma Lee Alford, 87, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at a local hospital. Funeral: service was held Friday in Wichita Falls [Wichita Co., TX].

            Thelma was a loving wife and mother whose hobbies included quilting, crocheting, reading and working crossword puzzles.

            Survivors: Husband of 29 years, Woody Alford; children, Bob Mixon, Dick Mixon, Sonny Groves, Jan Charles and Don Alford; numerous other loving family members and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma L. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 9 Sept 1915. Her last residence is listed as Bedford, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituary of her husband, Woodrow W. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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THELMA MILDRED FARRIS ALFORD BREWER

Mother of Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts, AAFA #0761

Grandmother of Anne Renee Alford Shelfer, AAFA #0744, and Paula Jo Alford Burns, AAFA #0805

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 15 December 1982

 

DAISETTA [Libety Co.]—Funeral for Thelma Brewer, 77, of Daisetta will be at 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Daisetta with burial in Oakdale Cemetery under the direction of Allison Funeral Home in Liberty.

            She died Sunday [December 12] at Kersting Hospital in Liberty after an illness.

            A native of Batavia, Ark., she lived in Daisetta 58 years and was a retired beautician.

            Survivors include her husband, Rupert Brewer of Daisetta; a daughter Jody Roberts of Houston; two sisters, Ida Lee Farris of Daisetta and Cora Stratton of Beaumont; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Oak Dale Cemetery, Daisetta, Liberty Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kitty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Brewer (SS# issued in TX) was born 14 Aug 1906 and died _____ Dec1982, last residence Woodville, Tyler Co., TX [?].

            See the obituaries of her children Jo Muriel “Jody” Alford Roberts and Raymond Newton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Raymond Guy Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says: “The daughter of James N. (DOB 1876) and Jess E. Stoddard Farris (DOB 1875), Thelma Farris was married to Raymond Alford on 30 Sep 1924…. She married C. Rupert Brewer on May 7 1942.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Raymond Guy 1901 AL1, James Thomas 1894 AL2, Jacob Wesley 1847 AL3, Levin Ellis 1814 GA4, William 1787 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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THELMA NAOMI BAKER ALFORD

 

TEXARKANA GAZETTE

Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX—Wednesday, 3 February 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

NEW BOSTON, Texas—Thelma Baker Alford, 80, of New Boston died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, in a local hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 30, 1918, in Greenville, Texas. She was retired from Bowie County Tax Office and a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Alford, and a son, Rea “Buddy” Alford.

            Survivors include one son, Oma Mell Alford of Texarkana; four daughters, Lea Etta Srygley of Atlanta, Texas, Ina Nell Graham of Houston, Ada Dell Ferguson of Austin and Kea Ella Waldon of New Boston; one sister, Ima Nell Kirsch of Dallas; two brothers, George M. Baker of Kemp, Texas, and Francis Baker of Texarkana; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

            Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Ken Cox and Frank Boutwell officiating. Burial will be in Read Hill Cemetery under direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thelma N. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence New Boston, Bowie Co., TX.

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

 

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THELMA ROSE “TAMI” AMBLER ALFORD

 

HOUSTON POST

Houston, Harris Co., TX—13 January 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Thelma Rose (Tami) Alford, 83, died Thursday, January 11, 1990. Charter Member of Lazybrook Baptist Church.

            Survivors are daughters and son-in-law Darlene and Jack Stich, Jacqueline Lineberger; sons and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Alford, Don and Margaret Alford, all of Houston; granddaughters Vicki Dunlap, Donna Hester and Susan Partain; great grandson, Mitchell Hester; great granddaughter, Meredith Hester; sisters, Edna Dodgen, Ruth Bergman, Erin Kesterson and Verna Moore; brothers, Robert and Ralph Ambler.

            Services 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Lazybrook Baptist Church, 1822 West 18th St…. Interment Brookside Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be the Deacons of Lazybrook Baptist Church….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 23 Apr 1906, last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

 

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THEODORA L. “TEDDIE” BOKEMEYER KOOI ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—_____ 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Theodora L. “Teddie” Alford, 73, a native Houstonian and lifelong resident departed this life on Tuesday, July 24, 1995 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Loved and respected by everyone. She was in the insurance business for 35 years. Preceding her in death were her parents, Theodore Joseph and Lean Bokemeyer, four brothers and one sister. Teddie is survived by son F. Rickey Kooi; grandson Justin Kooi; granddaughter Cynthia Kooi, all of Houston. Brother Alton B. Bokemeyer of Brady, Texas; sisters Maurine Smith of Houston, Frances Johnson of Houston, Mary Joyce Parker of Port Lavaca, Texas. Many nieces, and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

            Memorial Mass: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 1995. Christ the Redeemer Catholic Community Church, 11507 Huffmeister, Rev. Maurice Lange O.M.I. of the Christian Renewal Center in Dickinson, Texas celebrant. Cremation will be handled by Earthman Funerals….

 

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THERON REXFORD “REX” ALFORD

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—13 May 2012

 

            Theron Rexford “Rex” Alford passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on May 5th in Houston, Texas. Born May 19, 1918 in Buffalo, Missouri to Homer and Grace Alford, Rex graduated from the Missouri School of Mines in 1940 and went to work for Gulf Oil Co. Rex served in Army Corps of Engineers during World War II. After discharge from the service, he married June Ritzman in 1946 and worked in the oil business until his retirement from Conoco in 1986. Rex was active throughout his life, playing tennis into his 70’s and volunteering at Memorial Hermann Hospital well into his 80’s.

            Rex is survived by his sister Irene Greene, sons Mark and Kim Alford, daughter Page Carter, and grandchildren Kyle Carter and Emily Alford. He was a devoted, loving father and good friend, enriching the lives of so many. A private ceremony will be held for immediate family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, John Homer Alford and Grace Marsh Alford; and his brother John Hal Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Theron Rexford 1918 MO1, John Homer 1891 MO2, Thomas Richard 1858 MO3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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THOMAS D. HALFORD

 

AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS

Amarillo, Potter Co., TX—Wednesday, 29 October 2008

 

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            Thomas D. Halford, 74, of Amarillo died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.

            Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in All Saints Episcopal Church with the Rev. Doug Sangster officiating. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. CST Friday in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M., by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St.

            Thomas Halford, beloved husband and father, passed away Oct. 26, 2008, in Amarillo. He was born Jan. 16, 1934, to Thomas and Jewel Halford. He was raised in Vernon and graduated from Vernon High School in 1951. He joined the U.S. Army in 1952, serving in the Korean War. He resided in Amarillo for the past 36 years, since 1972. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            He was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Tomlinson; two stepsons, Ben Gregg Maestas and Gerald Guzman Maestas; and a grandson, Justin Alan Lock.

            Survivors include his wife, Nora Halford of Amarillo; four daughters, Susan Wilson, Linda Byers and Beth Sullivan, all of Vernon, and Donna Wessel of St. Mary’s, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Cathy Mobley of Azle; a son, Dan Halford of Pilot Point; a stepson, Rex Maestas of Chicago; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family members and friends.

            The family suggests memorials be to Hospice Fund, Thomas E. Creek Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 6010 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79106.

 

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THOMAS ERNEST ALFORD

 

[Although Thomas died in CO, we are also publishing his obituary here because he spent most of his life in TX and is buried there.]

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 March 2005

 

            Funeral services for T.E. “Tommy” Alford, 87, of Centennial [Arapahoe Co.], Colorado, formerly of Silsbee [Hardin Co., TX], will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2005 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery in Buna [Jasper Co., TX].... Mr. Alford died at his residence in Colorado March 7, 2005.

            He was a native of Geneva, TX and a lifelong resident of Silsbee. He had lived in Centennial, CO for the last several months. Mr. Alford was owner and operator of Alford’s Furniture and Hardware and Alford’s Laundromat.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathryn, of Houston and three children, Janice Matar of Houston, Joan Sullivan of Centennial, CO and Dr. Glen Alford of Wilkesboro, NC. Five grandchildren, Dr. Chris Russell, Leila Moujaes, Michael Matar, Jason Alford and Laurie Holguin also survive him....

 

Photo from Antioch Cemetery, Buna, Jasper Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BATexan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 Aug 1917, last residence Littleton, Arapahoe Co., CO.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Kathryn Louise Hancock Alford; and his brother James Carnell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thomas Ernest 1917 TX1, Thomas Ernest 1879 TX2, Thomas Redden 1855 AL/TX3, Isham 1815 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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THOMAS EWIN ALFORD

Grandfather of Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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Photo from Rose Alford Shelton, AAFA #0192

 

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ROCKDALE REPORTER

Rockdale, Milam Co., TX—_____ January 1964

 

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Phillips & Luckey chapel for Thomas Ewing Alford, 76, who died at 11:45 p.m., Thursday [January 23], in a Houston hospital.

            Rev. R. Allison Joyce, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiated. Pall bearers were H.L. Brown, Gary J. Fenn, K.R. Robertson, Thomas Eugene Alford, Clarence Wayne Alford, and Donald Franklin Alford.

            Mr. Alford had spent most of his life in Milam County, and the past 14 years in Rockdale. He was born December 23, 1887, in the Gay Hill Community, and was a farmer and rancher until he retired. On April 11, 1907, he was married to Carolina Rose, and ten children were born to the couple.

            A son, Johnny Jestus Alford, died at age of 10 months and a daughter, Ida LuVena [Luvenia on her gravestone], died at the age of seven years.

            Survivors are: his wife, Mrs. Carolina Alford of Rockdale; five sons, Clarence E. Alford of Sugarland, O. Franklin Alford of Gause, Weldon S. Alford and Wilburn S. Alford of Rockdale, and James A. Alford of Taylor; three daughters, Mrs. M.W. Brown, Mrs. Mary N. Tuma, and Mrs. Lester J. Fenn, of Houston; two brothers, Emory J. Alford of the Forest Grove community and Aaron A. Alford of Hearne.

            There are also 32 grandchildren and 15 great grand-children.

 

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 do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Carolina Rose Alford; his children Clarence Ewin Alford, Edith Alford Brown, Luvenia Alford, Oliver Franklin Alford, Weldon Sessions Alford, and Wilburne Alford; his parents, Hurst Justice Alford and Mary Louvenia Eads Alford Hutcherson; and his siblings Aaron Otto Burleson Alford, Alice Delany Alford Kyle, and Ida Louvinia Alford Keen in this compilation.

            From his granddaughter Rose Alford Shelton: My grandfather Tom Alford was named after two uncles: Moses Thomas Alford and Ewing (correct spelling) Eads. But the only way I ever saw him spell it was Ewin. My father Clarence’s middle name is also Ewin. I spelled it Ewing once and he told me that was not the way his name was spelled.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas Ewin 1887 TX1, Hurst Justice 1852 AL2, John Redden 1820 SC3.

 

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THOMAS F. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—20 March 1983

 

            Alford, Thomas F.—Survived by wife, Mrs. Patricia M. Alford, Dallas; son, Mr. Patrick W. Napier, Euless; granddaughter, Miss Patricia Napier, Dallas; five sisters; two brothers, all of Arkansas. Graveside Services & Interment 10 a.m. Tuesday Hillcrest Memorial Park.

            Sparkman-Hillcrest, Northwest Highway….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 21 Aug 1909 and died _____ March 1983, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. TX Deaths lists Thomas Alford, died 18 March 1983 in Dallas Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of his father, John Robert Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Thomas F. 1909 AR1, John Robert 1884 AR2, Franklin Ewing 1860 AR3, Madison Ewing 1815 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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THOMAS GEROME ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Monday, 30 October 1967

 

WAXAHATCHIE, Texas—Funeral services for Thomas G. Alford, 78, of Waxahatchie, a retired farmer, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Boz-Mitchell Funeral Chapel here. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            He died Saturday [October 28] in Alexandria, La.

            Survivors: Wife; a son, Marvin Alford of Dallas; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jerry McElroy and Mrs. E.J. Roberts of Dallas and Mrs. Barbara Hodges of Irving; four stepsons, Carroll Lewis, Cleo Lewis and Joe Lewis of Dallas and James Lewis of Waxahachie, and a brother, George Alford of Ennis, Ellis County.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 16 July 1889 and died _____ Oct 1967, last residence Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.

            On Tom Gerome Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 28, a single farmer living in Trinidad, Henderson Co., TX. He confirms his birth date and says he was born in Market [?], TX.

            T.G. Alford married Annie May Flanagan on 3 Nov 1933 in Navarro Co., TX. It appears to be a first marriage for both.

            In 1940 Thomas G. Alford, age 50, and his wife Annie Mae, age 22, are living in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX, with their children Marvin T. 4 and Patty Ann 2.

            Thomas’s second wife was Lela Hill Lewis (1892–1972), who is also buried in Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Thomas Gerome 1889 TX1, George Washington 1860 TX2, Hatch 1815 NC3, Isaac 1782 NC4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Wednesday, 17 March 1993

 

WHITE SETTLEMENT—T.J. Alford, a retired General Dynamics employee, died Tuesday [March 16] at his White Settlement home. He was 81.

            Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Laurel Land Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born in Coryell City [Coryell Co.] and had lived in the Fort Worth area since 1947.He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Masonic Lodge 1372.

            Survivors: Wife, Hazel Alford of White Settlement; son, Tommy Alford of Parker County; four sisters; one brother; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TXFamily24

Photo posted 28 June 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that T.J. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 16 Aug 1911, last residence Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel Mae Graf Alford; and siblings Effie Martha Alford Mobley and Robert Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Thomas was the first child of William A. Alford and Hester Pearl Troutt.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Thomas Jefferson 1911 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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THOMAS K. ALFORD

 

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Victoria, Victoria Co., TX—Tuesday, 1 March 2005

 

SEADRIFT [Calhoun Co.]—Thomas K. Alford, 78, of Seadrift, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005.

            He was born July 10, 1926, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to the late Paul J. and Ester Fern Chipp Alford. He was a buyer for Bell Helicopter and a member of Assembly of God in Seadrift.

            Survivors: wife, Nancy M. Alford; daughter, Terri Carleton; son, David Alford; sister, Susan Dickerson of Anson; brother, Jim Alford of Ingram; and one grandchild.

            Preceded in death by: brother, Paul Alford Jr....

            Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Seadrift Cemetery.... Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home, Port Lavaca, 361-552-2988.

            Pallbearers: Isadore Romero, Herbert Rodriguez, Teddy Curtis Peeler, Bruce Sharp and Teddy Marcus Peeler.

 

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Photo from Seadrift Cemetery, Seadrift, Calhoun Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Clifton Baccus

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas K. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Seadrift, Calhoun Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his brother Paul Joe Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS LEWIS ALFORD

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Wednesday, 9 August 2006

 

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            Thomas L. Alford, 67, of Meadowlakes [Burnet Co.], TX, passed away Sunday, August 6th, 2006, after a long struggle with heart and liver ailments.

            He was born January 5, 1939 in Jefferson [Marion Co.], Texas. Tom graduated from Sulphur Springs High School in 1957 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1962 with a degree in civil engineering. Tom had been employed by The Texas Highway Department from High School until his retirement. As a young man, Tom was very involved in the Boy Scouts of America and became an Eagle Scout in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He loved sports and athletics, participating in football and other sports. He became an avid Golfer through the years and one of his biggest thrills was hitting a “hole in one” at the Inks Lake Golf Course. Tom earned his pilot’s license and loved flying until his health failed. Tom used his engineering skills after retirement when he enjoyed building sheds, home additions and patios. He also was a skilled sailor and always enjoyed the central Texas lake areas. Tom and his wife, Shirley enjoyed many years of traveling, golfing and boating after his retirement. They also enjoyed many visits to the Caribbean area. Tom will be remembered by all as a kind and gentle man with a quick mind and sense of humor.

            Tom loved his family very much and is survived by his wife, Shirley Blevins Alford of Meadowlakes; his son, Brent Alford and his wife, Laura, of Ft. Worth; 1 step-son, Mike Steenbergen of Meadowlakes; his mother, Helen Lewis Alford of Sulphur Springs; his brother Bill Alford and his wife, Nina, of Sulphur Springs; three grandchildren, Hana, Tommy and Michael....

            Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2006, in the Marble Falls City Cemetery, Marble Falls, TX, under the direction of Edgar Funeral Home....

 

Photo from Marble Falls Cemetery, Marble Falls, Burnet Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Christeson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Marble Falls, Burnet Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his mother, Helen Francis Lewis Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Lewis 1939 TX1, Thomas Marcus 1908 TX2, George Washington 1875 TX3, Julius Caesar 1837 GA4, Sippi 1800 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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THOMAS W. ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 13 May 1915

 

            Thomas A. Alford, 60 years old, died yesterday at his home, 3230 Elihu avenue, after a long illness. Funeral service will be held at the residence at 2 o’clock this afternoon, the Rev. George S. Fulcher officiating. The burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, an adopted daughter and two sisters, Mrs. L.H. McFadden of Arlington, Texas, and Mrs. Belle [Susan Isabelle] Newton of Dallas.

 

AAFA NOTES: From FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890–1976: The death certificate of Thomas W. Alford says he was born 18 May 1854 in Tennessee, the son of Robert Alford and Elsa Evans. He died 12 May 1915 in Dallas of tuberculosis.

            Thomas, his wife, Antonia E. Lettler Alford, and their son Robert Day Alford are buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas Co., TX. The death certificates of both his son and wife list him as Thomas W. Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL. He is listed as William T. Alford in this genealogy, and his mother is listed as Alsa Evans.

            His lineage: Thomas William 1854 TN1, Robert F. 1833 TN2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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THURMAN WARREN ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 21 October 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1996

 

WINNSBORO [Wood Co.]—Services for Thurman Warren Alford, 79, Winnsboro, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in Beaty Funeral Home chapel.

            Burial will be in Winterfield Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Friday in a Grand Prairie nursing home.

            He was born June 25, 1916, in Winnsboro and lived in Pickton until 1992, when he returned to Winnsboro. Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Navy and worked for the Ford Co. in Dallas and Lee Jeans in Sulphur Springs. He was a Baptist.

            Survivors include one brother, A.G. Alford, Norfolk, Va.; and three sisters, Mary Carpenter, Grand Prairie, Glenice McIntire, San Antonio, and Doris White, Richardson….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Thurman’s father, John Martin Alford; and his sisters Doris Lou Alford White and Glenice Viola Alford McIntire in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Arthur Green Alford in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Thurman Warren 1916 TX1, John Martin 1888 TX2,George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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TIMMY JAY ALFORD

Son of Joel Max Alford, AAFA # 0876

 

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Austin, Travis Co., TX—Tuesday, 19 July 1994

 

            Alford, Timmy Jay, 36, of Belton died Monday [July 18]. Services 2 p.m. today, Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, Temple. Burial Bellwood Memorial Park.

 

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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 Tim J. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 10 Dec 1957, last residence Belton, Bell Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Timmy Jay 1957 TX1, Joel Max 1933 GA2, Alonza Juhan 1892 GA3, Clarance Juhan 1859 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

 

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TIMOTHY ALFORD

 

EL PASO TIMES

El Paso, El Paso Co., TX—Thursday, 4 August 2005

 

EL PASO AIRMAN KILLED IN OFF-DUTY CAR ACCIDENT IN EUROPE

 

            An airman from El Paso and one from Massachusetts were killed in a car crash in Belgium, authorities said.

            Airman 1st Class Erik Salazar, 20, was a firefighter assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron at Spangdahelm Air Force Base in Germany, near the Belgian border.

            The parents of Senior Airman Timothy Alford, 24, of Easton, were notified of his death Monday.

            “It hasn’t soaked in yet,” said his father, Burch Alford, 58, an Army retiree. “We haven’t gotten any of the arrangements final yet. We’re waiting for his body to arrive in the United States.”

            A third airman was seriously injured in the crash during a sightseeing trip near St. Vith, Belgium, according to the military newspaper Stars & Stripes.

            Authorities said the car struck a guard rail and utility pole. It was not known who was driving, or what caused the crash, the paper said.

 

In another article:

 

AIR FORCE PRINT NEWS TODAY

Thursday, 30 March 2006

 

By Senior Airman Amaani Lyle

52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

 

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany—Black sneakers. Boston baseball cap. Black shirt. Boots. “It’s so clear, I can still remember what they were wearing,” recalls Airman 1st Class Skyler Burts, of his friends and fellow firemen who perished in a single-vehicle automobile accident in August 2005....

            Spangdahlem Air Base’s central location and idyllic country drives to several nearby countries make road trips common among Airmen of all ranks here. So when 52nd CES firefighters Senior Airman Timothy Alford and Airman 1st Class Erik Salazar opted to take a drive to a popular nightclub near the German-Netherlands border, Airman Burts obliged to join them. He even offered his car. The decision would alter the course of three lives.

            Airman Burts said he and his two friends stayed at the club dancing and socializing until nearly 6 a.m. the next morning. Airman Alford was known to frequent clubs and stay out late, without ever having a drop of alcohol. This particular night was no exception.

            “Tim just always knew how to have a good time—completely sober,” Airman Burts said. “He had so much energy that he’d usually only need a 30- or 40-minute power nap and he was cool.”

            Winding down from the club, the Airmen decided to listen to music on the drive back to base.... But a lack of sleep soon overtook each of them. In an instant, a “power nap” became the division between a normal life and complete chaos.

            Airman Burts said he awoke from a short snooze his eyes blurry. He wiped them, thinking they were unfocused because hed slept for a little while.

            Autobahn lights illuminated a jarring amount of blood that covered his hand as he pulled it away from his head and eye. He turned to Airman Alford, who lay motionless slumped over the steering wheel....

            “The back door was completely off the hinges and Erik was nowhere to be found,” he said....

            Help soon arrived, and as blood continued to run into his eye, Airman Burts directed emergency response units to Airman Alford, and also managed to spot Airman Salazar clinging to life about 50 feet away from the scene....

            Airman Alford died at the scene and Airman Salazar died shortly upon arrival to the hospital....

            A subsequent investigation revealed that Airman Alford’s fatigue after a long night of clubbing was the sole cause of the mishap.

            Master Sgt. James Douglas, 52nd Fighter Wing ground safety manager, explained the vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, continued straight as the Autobahn lane curved right. The vehicle slid about 25-feet along the top of a dipped guardrail before slamming into a light pole. The car then spun 180 degrees, and returned to the guardrail before crashing back on to the road.

            Airman Salazar, sans seatbelt, was thrown from the car, and the steering wheel fatally crushed Airman Alford’s ribcage. Most of the car was destroyed except for the passenger seat where Airman Burts sat....

 

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TIMOTHY LANE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Wednesday, 19 December 2001

 

            Alford, Timothy Lane 50, was born March 1, 1951 in Bonham, Texas and passed away December 17, 2001 in Mesquite, Texas.

            He is survived by his wife, Sara Alford; one son, Timothy Alford, Jr.; his Parents, Chester & Vera Alford; three brothers, Gary, Lyn and Kenneth Alford and one stepsister, Tiajauna Jackson.

            The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Family Funeral Care. Services will be held Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. in Family Funeral Care Chapel.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Chester Grady Alford and Vera Lavern Adams Alford, in this compilation.

            In one memorial at FindAGrave.com his burial is listed in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas; in another, he is listed as cremated.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Timothy Lane 1951 TX1, Chester Grady 1920 TX2, James Monroe 1885 TX3, Thomas Jefferson 1853 AL4, Jackson 1830 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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TINY ELIZABETH STOCKTON HALLFORD

 

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS

Abilene, Taylor Co., TX—12 December 1998

 

            Tiny Elizabeth Hallford, 73, lifelong Taylor County resident, died Thursday in a local hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Aldersgate United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Buffalo Gap Cemetery, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home of Tuscola.

            Mrs. Hallford was born in Buffalo Gap, where she graduated from high school, and moved to Abilene in 1943. She was a homemaker and owned M&M Auto Works. She was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and was the widow of Tommy Hallford, whom she married in 1943 in Abilene.

            Survivors include two sons, Tom Hallford of Abilene and Dennis Hallford of Las Cruces, N.M.; three sisters, Lois Self and Billie Wilson, both of Tuscola, and Lola Maxwell of Abilene; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren....

 

Photo from Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Buffalo Gap, Taylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Teresa Meller Weicht

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tiny S. Hallford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Sept 1925, last residence Abilene, Taylor Co., TX.

 

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TOMEKA RASHUN ALFORD

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Saturday, 5 April 2008

 

CUNEY—Services for Tomeka Rashun Alford, 37, Cuney, are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rock Hill Baptist Church.

            Burial will be in Rock Hill Cemetery under direction of Emanuel Funeral Home, Palestine.

            Mrs. Alford died April 2, 2008, in Dallas.

            She was born July 28, 1970, in Dallas to Kenneth Ray and Velma Alford Johnson.

            She attended South Oak Cliff High School and was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Velma Marie Johnson; and daughter, Breanna Janae Bass.

            Survivors include father, Kenneth Alford, Houston; daughters, Jazmine Mon’ae Bass and Jerrica Marie Bass, both of Cuney; sisters, Tenisha Johnson, Houston, Maryann Anjail Johnson and Tabitha Smith, both of Dallas, and Francine Williams, Cuney; brother, Scottie Alford, Houston; grandmothers, Frankie Terry and Callie Alford, both of Oakwood; one grandchild; nieces and nephews.

 

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TOMMY LEE COUEY ALFORD

 

EL PASO TIMES

El Paso, El Paso Co., TX—Thursday, 1 July 1999

 

            Tommy L. Alford, 67, of El Paso died Monday (June 28, 1999). Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in Restlawn Funeral Home, where the funeral is scheduled at 3 p.m.

            Survivors include her husband, Hatvey [sic]; his sons, Kevin B. Alford and Wyndom J. Alford; five grandchildren; and two brothers. He [sic] was an artist and longtime El Paso resident.

 

In another article:

 

EL PASO INC. [weekly]

El Paso, El Paso Co., TX—18-24 July 1999

 

TOMMY ALFORD’S LEGACY CONTINUES IN ART EXHIBIT

By Lenore Harris Hughes

 

            An art exhibit at Americana Museum, Civic Center Plaza off Santa Fe Street, features a one-woman show through the month of July. Tommy Alford, the smiling woman who created these works, died in June.

            Space will not permit an itemized list of her contributions to the community. One of her paintings is on permanent display in Founder’s Hall at Providence Memorial Hospital.

            Victor Gomez, assistant curator of the Americana Museum, says of Alford’s work: “It is uplifting and musical. To look at her paintings makes one happy.”

            Tommy L. Couey Alford was born Nov. 13, 1931, on a ranch in central Texas, the oldest child of Thomas L. Couey and Merle Morgan Couey. She had two brothers.

            Tommy attended Junction Elementary School, became a member of the Church of Christ at age 12, and was active in church summer programs. During the summer of 1945 the family moved to El Paso where Tommy enrolled in El Paso High School. Her talents were seen in many areas of school life, such as Senior National Honor Society, the creative writing club, Future Homemakers and P.E. Leaders. She played saxophone in both band and orchestra, singing in the A Capella Choir and Triple Trio groups. Fifty years later she was chairman of her 50th class reunion.

            She was awarded a scholarship to Texas Western College (now UTEP). Her extracurricular activities continued in college, especially with the marching band, the symphonic band, and A Capella Choir.

            While enjoying the skating rink in Washington Park, Tommy met Harvey Alford, who had come to El Paso in 1947, at Biggs Field with the military. They were married in Alamogordo on March 4, 1950.

            “She was full of life,” Harvey said, “She gave freely and unselfishly of her time and talent. She was my wife, the love of my life, and my best friend. A leader in many organizations, she was always at the meetings ahead of time to see if everything was all right.”

            Best known for her pursuit of art, she was heard to say that she had a hard time choosing her priorities and decided to keep foremost everything related to art. She was a teacher of calligraphy and held many workshops. One memorable one was in her backyard where she had tubs full of water to make marbleized paper.

            “She always called herself a non-objective artist,” said Rosellen Marslender, one of her art buddies. “Its aim is to see what you can see in it, such as animals or other objects. She would sit back and listen. She was a little fighter, very ambitious.”

            She served in at least 22 organizations in El Paso and was either president or vice president of 11 of them. High on the list was the PTA. She served on the PTA City Council Board for 23 years and as a district member for 15 years.

            When the state convention was held in El Paso in November 1980, she served as general chairman. Tommy helped with Girl Scouts for 13 years, was on the YWCA board four years, a member of the Women’s Department of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Woman’s Club, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Symphony Association, Woman’s Auxiliary to Goodwill Industries, Upper Valley Rodeo Club, El Paso Zoological Society, Texas Society to Prevent Blindness, American Mensa, Arthritis Foundation, National League of American Pen Women and a longtime volunteer at Centennial Museum. She was editor of many newsletters for several groups.

            Wanda Richardson, an artist friend, said, “I met Tommy at a calligraphy workshop when our leader Alice Blue urged us to create a society of calligraphers. We chose Tommy as president and with her help organized the Pencrafters Guild in 1980. For 20 years Tommy and I traveled to calligraphy workshops every summer at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico.”

            Tommy was preceded in death by her son Duane E. Alford. Survivors are husband Harvey; sons and their wives, Kevin and Norma Alford; Wyndom and Mary Ellen; five grandchildren; and two brothers, Ronald Couey and Van Couey.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Harvey Clyde Alford, in this compilation.

 

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TONI GRACE SHOFNER ALFORD

 

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DAILY SENTINEL

Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches Co., TX—_____ February 2002

 

            Toni Grace Shofner Alford, 41 died February 17, 2002 in Center. Burial was in Latham Cemetery, Shelby County. Mrs. Alford was born August 23, 1960, in Carthage, to Prentice and Bobbie Ann Harrison Shofner. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Shofner.

            Survivors include her husband, Noble Alford of Center; daughters, Amber and Khristina Alford both of Center; son Cody of Center; father and Stepmother, Prentice and Janell Shofner of Center; sisters Penny Todd of Center, Mary Sims of Shelbyville and Jenny Hold of Center; brothers Printice [sic] and John Shofner, both of Center.

            Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracey Chelette Strong

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Cody Wayne Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Noble Wayne 1958 TX1, James Leo 1934 TX2, Noble Leo 1900 TX3, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL4, John Allen 1840 AL5, William 1810 AL6, Baldy 1784 NC7, Isham 1755 NC8.

 

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TOOTSIE MAE ALFORD BABB

 

COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN

Columbus, Colorado Co., TX—20 April 2005

 

            Tootsie Mae Alford, 72, of Sheridan, passed away April 16, in Hallettsville.

            She was born Aug. 14, 1932 in Orangefield, to Leslie and Omie (Runnels) Alford. She taught school and coached girls basketball both in Texas and Kodiak, Alaska for many years, and was later associated with the Valdez Alaska newspaper as a carrier. After her retirement, she moved back to Sheridan in 1998.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Luther Alford; sister, Dorothy Mahan; nephew, Emmett Koenig; great nephew, Luther Alford; and brothers-in-law, Ted Mahan and Isam Brisco Jr.

            She is survived by sons, Lawrence Babb and wife, Kathy and Woodrow Babb and wife, Kathy all of St. Louis, Mo.; three grandchildren of St. Louis, Mo.; one-step grandson of St. Louis, Mo.; and sister, Helen Brisco of Sheridan.

            Graveside services were conducted April 22 at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan... under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

            Pallbearers were nephews, Luke (Butch) Alford, Charles (Buddy) Koenig, Isam (Jim) Brisco III, Reggie Brisco, Isam Brisco IV, Dustin Brisco, John Mieth Jr., and Ben Mieth. Honorary pallbearer was Richard Koenig....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Omie Runels Alford, in this compilation.

 

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TRAVIS ELMER ALFORD

 

STAR-TELEGRAM

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX—Friday, 28 February 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

EULESS—Travis Elmer Alford, a retired butcher for A&P Tea Company, died Wednesday [Feb 26] at a Bedford hospital. He was 80. Funeral will be at noon Saturday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville. Burial will be in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alford was born in Avery and had lived in the Euless area for 20 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a member of the International Order of Oddfellows Lodge.

            Survivors: Wife, Betty Alford of Euless; two sons, William H. Alford of Orange and Lt. Col. Dr. Anthony L. Alford of K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan; sister, Edith Cook of Clarksville; and three grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Bluebonnet Hills Cemetery, Colleyville, Tarrant Co., TX

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

 

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

            See the obituaries of his son William Henry Alford; and brothers Horace William Alford, Hubert Pershing Alford, and Norris Norwood Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Rena Gladys Dryden Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            Travis was born in Red River Co. TX. He married Rena Gladys Dryden 7 Oct 1933 in Red River Co., TX. His parents William Henry Alford (Mar 6 1884 AR - Feb 11 1936 TX) and Katie Belle Childress (July 10 1882 TX - Apr 23 1950 TX) married around 1904, probably in Red River Co. They were in Pushmataha Co. OK in the 1910 census but back in Red River Co. in 1920. In the 1900 Red River Co. Census, William is shown living in the household of his father, William Jamison Alford, born Dec 1854 AR and his second wife Ellen Elliott.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Travis Elmer 1911 TX1, William Henry 1884 TX2, William Jamison 1853 AR3, John H. 1818 GA4, Haywood 1780 GA5.

 

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TROY MARSHALL ALFORD

 

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—29 June 2001

 

            Troy Marshall Alford, 25, of Vidor, died June 26, 2001, in Mauriceville. A native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he lived in Vidor most of his life and was a Conex demolition worker.

            Survivors include grandparents, Marshall and Margarette Gardner, sons, Trevor Alford, Tyler Alford, and Zachary Alford, and brother, Shawn Michael Alford. All survivors are from Vidor.

            Funeral services were held at Bassett Creek Baptist Church in Grove Hill, Alabama, with burial at Bassett Creek Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Vidor.

 

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TROYESHIA NICOLE ALFRED

 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Houston, Harris Co., TX—Friday, 3 June 2011

 

 

            Troyeshia Nicole Alfred, 25, passed away May 27, 2011. Visitation will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:00AM. Both services will be held at the St. James United Methodist Church, 1217 Wilson Street Houston, Texas 77019. Rev. Steven Clark-Officiating. Interment- Cemetery Beautiful.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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TRUETT MILTON ALFORD

 

COLEMAN CHRONICLE AND DEMOCRAT-VOICE

Coleman, Coleman Co., TX—Tuesday, 17 September 2002

 

            Truett Alford, age 90, of Coleman, Texas passed away September 12, 2002 at Holiday Hill Nursing Home. Memorial services were 10 a.m. Monday at Walker Funeral Home in Coleman.... Private interment will be held at Coleman City Cemetery.

            He was born November 28, 1911 in Santa Anna, Texas to the late William and Willella Sanders Alford. He married Mary Jo Smith on June 30, 1934 in Coleman, Texas. Mr. Alford was a Baptist and a retired Electric Control Operator.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary; one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Don Brown of Grosvenor, Texas; and one sister Mrs. Velma Armstead of Phoenix, Arizona. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Donna Daigle, Roxanne ‘Woodman, Pat Karacostas and Mike Brown. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert....

 

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

            See the obituaries of his sisters-in-law Agnes June Smith Alford and Leona Roberta Morris Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Truett Milton 1911 TX1, William Lovell 1865 MO2, Gabriel 1831 KY3, Jesse 1793 KY4, Jacob 1757 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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TWILLA NIELSON RASMUSSEN ALFORD

 

UINTAH BASIN STANDARD

Roosevelt, Duchesne Co., UT—Monday, 27 June 2011

 

 

 

            Twilla Nielson Rasmussen Alford, age 75, of Bandera, Texas passed away June 13, 2011 at the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

            Twilla was born in Vernal, Utah on Sept. 2, 1935 to Otto and Lydia Nielson. She had eight sisters and two brothers. They lived and worked on many farms and ranches growing up. They were all hard workers. She married David Ray Rasmussen, they were later divorced.

            She worked as a telephone operator and cosmetologist. She started Twilla’s Touch of Country where she cut and styled hair for many years. Twilla loved horses, over the years she owned many good horses. She was one of the original Dina Spurs and later started The Wild Bunch riding club. She also enjoyed racing horses all over the western states.

            She married Luther Alford and moved to New Mexico then Texas, where they ended up in Bandera and bought a bar called Walkers. Later it was sold and they opened the Wild Horse Saloon.

            Twilla is survived by her husband Luther Alford. Sons: Darin Rasmussen, Rhett (JoLynn) Rasmussen, and Shane (Terri) Rasmussen. Stepdaughters: Lisa (Greg) Maddox, and Traci (Paul) Tinnon. Grandchildren: Amber, Beau, and Jake Rasmussen; Jade and Emma Rasmussen; Kelcie Alford and Keeley Naico; Andre, Gabriela, Aidan, Carsten, and Ethan Tinnon. Great grandson: Cash Curtice. Sisters: Audra Shelton, Ermond Beames, and Venice Mecham.

            Preceded by her parents, brothers: Bill and Colin Nielson; sisters: Reatha Rasmussen, Carma Hacking, lone Mace, Glenda Chrans, and Bonnie Clawson.

            A memorial service was held at the Jensen American Legion Hall in Jensen, Utah on July 14, at 1 p.m. All family and friends are welcome to celebrate Twilla’s life. A late lunch will be served.

 

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

 

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VELMA MARIE “REE” ALFORD JOHNSON

 

DAILY PROGRESS

Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX—_____ October 2006

 

            Services for Velma Marie “Ree” Alford Johnson, 59, of Cuney, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at Rock Hill Baptist Church in Cuney, under the direction of Emanuel Funeral home of Palestine.

            Burial will be at Restland Cemetery.

            Mrs. Johnson died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 12, 1946 in Freestone County.

            Survivors include her husband, Kenneth R. Johnson of Cuney; mother, Frankie Jean Terry; and several children.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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VENNIE BELL FINK ALFORD

Step-Grandmother of Randall Lynn Alford, AAFA #0052

 

WINNSBORO NEWS

Winnsboro, Wood Co., TX—Thursday, 20 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003

 

GARLAND—Funeral services for Mrs. Vennie Bell Alford, 93, were held at Lakewood Baptist Church. Burial was in Winterfield Cemetery in Hopkins County. Mrs. Alford died on Friday, September 14, 2001, in a Garland hospital.

            She was born in Upshur County on February 9, 1908, to Severe and Lucy Fink. On February 14, 1948, she married Rev. Roy Alford, who preceded her in death on December 9, 1987. Her parents also preceded her in death.

            Survivors include two sons, Bennie R. Alford, Moneta, Virginia and Jimmy Alford, Alvarado; three daughters, LaVerne Alcorn Hornsby, Commerce, Hesta M. LaRue, Winnsboro, and Betty Spigener; three sisters, Mona Clements, San Diego, California, Fay Jerigan and Dean Williams, both of Dallas; 16 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.