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VIRGINIA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 30 JULY 2012

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Robert Alford 1828–1888 Virginia

 Note: Robert’s mother was the Alford. This family frequently uses the Alfred spelling.

                                                             

2. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group Two)

 

3. Some Descendants of Benedict Alford

 

4. 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.

 

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ANNIE MAE HOLMES ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Sunday, 30 November 2008

 

 

HAMPTON—Annie Mae Holmes Alford entered into eternal life on Monday 23, 2008, at her home, 16 Harland Court Hampton, Va.

            Annie was a native of Lee County, S.C., and moved to Newport News in 1954. She completed her education and graduated from Butler High School in Hartsville, S.C.

            She retired from the Hampton Veterans Administration Center in 1999.

            She leaves to cherish her memories her husband, Burch Alford Sr. of Hampton, Va.; one son, Burch Alford Jr. (Audrey) of North Easton, Mass.; two daughters, Cynthia Alford Chancey of Hampton and Annette Bell (Darrell) of Eagle River, Alaska; her siblings, Edith Bullock of Washington, D.C., Eular Chavis of Baltimore, Md., Robert Lee Holmes of Baltimore, Md., and Gwendolyn Banks of Baltimore, Md.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

            In lieu of flowers the family request that donation be made to the local chapter of Alzheimers Association.

            Viewing will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., Newport News, VA 23607, (757) 380-0251. Funeral services will be held noon Tuesday at First Church of God, 1061-20th St., Newport News, Va. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to www.cookebros.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 Nov 1927 but her death date is listed as 24 Nov 2008, last residence Hampton, VA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Burch P. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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ALEASE ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—26 August 1996

 

HAMPTON—Funeral services for Mrs. Alease Alford will be held Aug. 27, 1996, at noon at Beulah Tabernacle Church, 5862 Orcutt Ave., Newport News. Family and friends are asked to assemble at 135 Lassiter Drive, Apt. 63, Hampton, by 11:15 a.m. Tuesday. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church. Arrangements by Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alease Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 19 March 1923, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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ANNIE MAY HOOVER ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 14 January 1998

 

Deaths – Metro

HOPEWELL—Mrs. Annie Hoover Alford, 85, a homemaker, widow of Hubert G. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 12 Apr 1912 and died 12 Jan 1998, last residence Hopewell, VA.

            From Virginia Marriages, 1785–1940 (FamilySearch.org): Hubert Gray Alford married Annie May Hoover on 27 Feb 1928 in Hopewell, VA. Hubert was born 1907 in Poplar Camp, VA, the son of James and Dora May Alford. Annie was born in 1910 in Orange, SC, the daughter of W.D. Hoover and Julia Ann Hoover.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Hubert Gray 1907 VA1, James Isaac 1880 VA2, John Franklin 1845 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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AUDREY ADELE GEBHARDT ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Wednesday, 29 January 2003

 

            Audrey Adele Alford, 85, of Lexington, Virginia, died on Saturday January 25, 2003, at the UVA Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on February 15 at the Lexington Presbyterian Church Chapel. A memorial service will also be held in Denville, New Jersey in June 2003. Harrison Funeral Home of Lexington, Virginia, was in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford was born on June 23, 1917, in Orange, New Jersey, and was married to the late George Frederick Alford of Denville, New Jersey. She was a member of the Lexington Presbyterian Church and the Rockaway, New Jersey, Presbyterian Church. She was retired from Redmond Press in Denville, New Jersey.

            Surviving are her children, Linda Edwards of Columbia, South Carolina, Gary F. Alford of Tallahassee, Florida, Rick Alford of Natural Bridge, Virginia, and Audrey Alford-Wolfe of Succasunna, New Jersey; brothers, Harry Gebhardt of Whiting, New Jersey and Richard Gebhardt of Denville, New Jersey; eleven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

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THE STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—Thursday, 30 January 2003

 

LEXINGTON, Va.—A memorial service for Mrs. Audrey Alford, 85, of Lexington, a former resident of Denville, N.J., will be here at 11 a.m. Feb. 15 in the Lexington Presbyterian Church Chapel. Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Saturday in the University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, worked for Redmond Press in Denville before retiring.

            Born in Orange, N.J., she lived in Denville before moving to Lexington.

            Surviving are daughters, Linda Edwards and Audrey Alford -Wolfe; sons, Rick and Gary; brothers, Harry and Richard Gebhardt; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey A. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Lexington, VA.

 

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BARBARA ALFORD MORRISETTE

 

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

 

DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., MO—Friday, 3 August 2001

 

            Barbara Morrisette, 48, of Fredricksburg, Va., formerly of Poplar Bluff, died Sunday, July 29, 2001, at her residence.

            Ms. Morrisette was born July 18, 1953, in Poplar Bluff. She was employed as an administrative assistant with the U.S. Treasury Dept. She was a member of the Spots Wood Baptist Church in Fredricksburg.

            Survivors include one son, Aaron Morrisette of Fredricksburg, her parents, Frances Alford and James Raymond Alford, both of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Dennis Alford of Poplar Bluff and Dale Alford of Pueblo, Mont.; and one sister, Betty Griffin of Naylor.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. A graveside service and burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brown’s Chapel Cemetery in Broseley [Butler Co., MO] with Lyle Alford officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Barbara A. Morrisette (SS# issued in MO), but her birth date is listed as 18 Aug 1953.

            We included the obituary of her father, James Raymond Alford, in Missouri Obituaries.

 

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BARBARA RUTH ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—9 March 2003

 

VIRGINIA BEACH—Barbara Ruth Alford, 55, died March 2, 2003. Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara R. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 19 Nov 1947, last residence Virginia Beach, VA.

 

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BARBARA SMITH ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 28 September 2005

 

            Barbara Smith Alford, 86, of Blackstone, formerly of Richmond, died Monday, September 26, 2005, at Community Memorial Health Center, South Hill.

            She is survived by her husband, John W. Alford; her daughter, Judith F. Wilkins and her husband, Frank J. Wilkins; three grandchildren, Valerie Edgar and her husband, Matthew, Denise Duron and her husband, Gavino, Diana Mitchell and her husband, Gus; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler Edgar, Reid Edgar, Gabriela Duron, Christopher Duron, Isabella Duron, Michael Duron, Kennedy Mitchell, Kyle Mitchell and Louie Mitchell; brother, Alton W. Smith and his wife, Virginia; two sisters, Phyllis Pettie and Jean Stewart and her husband, Bobby.

            The family will receive friends Wednesday (today) from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bliley Funeral Homes’ Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Interment in Westhampton Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show Barbara S. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 9 Aug 1919, last residence Blackstone, Nottoway Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her husband, John W. Alford in this compilation; he died 3 days after Barbara’s death.

 

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BERNARD S. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Saturday, 5 June 1999

 

            Bernard S. Alford 93, who worked about 20 years for the Department of Navy before retiring in 1964 as an assistant comptroller for the Bureau of Ships, died of a heart aliment May 30 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia.

            Mr. Alford, who lived in Arlington, was a native of Mercer County, KY. He served in the Navy during WW II and attended Eastern Kentucky University and George Washington University.

            His first wife, Rena Clark Alford, died in 1964.

            Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Gildea Alford of Arlington.

 

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HARRODSBURG HERALD

Harrodsburg, KY—Thursday, 10 June 1999

 

            Bernard S. Alford, 93, of Arlington, VA, died Sunday May 30, 1999 at the Hospice of Northern Virginia in Arlington.

            Born February 6, 1906 in Mercer County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Alford.

            He served in World War II and was later employed by the U.S. Navy, retiring as assistant comptroller of the Bureau of Ships in 1964.

            He attended schools in Harrodsburg, Eastern Kentucky University and George Washington University in Washington. He was a member of Grapevine Christian Church.

            Survivors include: his wife, Marjorie Gildea Alford, Arlington, VA; one niece, Mrs. Marvin Terhune, Harrodsburg and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rena Clark Alford who died in 1964.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 1, at the Ives Funeral Home in Arlington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bernard S. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Marjorie M. Gildea Alford, in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Bernard S. 1906 KY1, William Seymour 1867 KY2, John 1836 KY3, Payton H 1831 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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BERTIE A. ALFORD

 

POTOMAC NEWS

Woodbridge, Prince William Co., VA—Wednesday, 24 September 2003

 

            Bertie A. Alford, age 70, departed from this life peacefully in the morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 20, 2003, at her home in Woodbridge. Devoted mother, faithful wife, loving grandmother, and doting great-grandmother. Anyone who knew her would tell you she had a large heart and loved her family unconditionally. Her sons Henry Ray Hunter and Glenn Russell remained her pride and joy through her life, along with her five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Born and raised in Texas, she was proud of who she was and where she came from. Life was tough, but she was tougher. Bertie was an accomplished seamstress and dedicated homemaker. Steadfast in her morals and ideals, she was the first one to let you know what she thought on any subject you brought forth to her. Strong-willed, spirited and self-assured, are words that pair with affectionate, kind-hearted and compassionate to describe the woman she was. Bertie’s legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of those whose lives she touched in her 70 years on this earth.

            Friends may call at Mountcastle Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd., Dale City, on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003…. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Woodbridge. Interment to follow at Quantico National Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertie A. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 July 1933, last residence Woodbridge, Prince William Co., VA.

 

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BESS EVA FITZGERALD ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—13 February 1998

 

NORFOLK—Mrs. Bess Eva Fitzgerald Alford, 60, of the 800 block of E. 29th St., died Feb. 10, 1998. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Big Bethel Baptist Church, McKenney, Va. Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, McKenney, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BESSIE JONES ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—8 December 1989

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Bessie Jones Alford died Wednesday, Dec. 6, in Riverside Regional Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Darlington, S.C., and a Peninsula resident for 48 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Galilee Baptist Church, Pastor’s Aide and Missionary Circle.

            Survivors include one daughter, Noretha Mills, and one son, Hurley Jones, both of Newport News; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Mount Hebrew Methodist Church, Parkton, N.C. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            A wake will be held from 7 to 8 tonight in Galilee Baptist Church.

            Franklin Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 May 1904, last residence Newport News, VA.

 

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BETTY JEAN FROST BALDWIN CREECH WATKINS MIRMELSTEIN ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Wednesday, 29 March 2006

 

YORKTOWN [York Co.]—On March 27, 2006, Betty Alford passed away after a short illness. She died peacefully, surrounded by many of her loved ones. Betty had a great deal of family to be surrounded by, and she loved nothing better than to be with as many of them as often as possible. She survived five husbands and is survived by fifteen adult children and twenty grandchildren. Betty embraced everyone in this large, mixed family including their spouses, friends and pets.

            Daughter of Frank Lincoln and Naomi Wenger Frost, Betty was born January 12, 1934, raised in Wilmington, Del. and graduated from Wilmington Friends School. She attended Bradford Junior College in Boston and Cornell Nursing School in New York City.

            She moved with her first husband, Dr. Kenneth Baldwin to Newport News, where he practiced obstetrics until his untimely death in 1966.

            A short time later, she married Mr. Hunter Creech, Vice President and General Counsel of Newport News Shipbuilding and moved to ‘Quarter Marsh’, a small farm in York County. There Betty raised seven children, managing up to five teenagers in the house at any one time as well as a menagerie of animals, including horses, chickens, goats and the occasional housebroken skunk. She and Mr. Creech later built a house on Back Creek in Dandy, ‘Heron Hall.’

            After his death in 1983, Betty married Dr. Bill Watkins, a retired dermatologist, and continued to enjoy boating and fishing in Dandy.

            After Dr. Watkins’ death in 1993, Betty married Dr. Howard Mirmelstein, a retired dentist, moving between houses in Dandy and Kingsmill.

            After Dr. Mirmelstein died in 1999, Betty married Dr. Crandall Alford, a retired surgical oncologist, maintaining her Dandy house and spending winters in Naples, Florida. Dr. Alford died in 2003.

            Betty’s family was her central focus, but she kept up a wide span of interests, from refinishing antiques, to collecting art, to fly-tying, to her latest passion: collecting North American taxidermy specimens. She shared her talents and interests generously, always eager to bait a grandchild’s hook or fish her crab pots for a family gathering. Her happiest times were hosting these family gatherings, full of food, drink, laughter and stories. She was the heart of this extended, extensive and eclectic family, and our loss is immeasurable.

            Survivors include: Kathy and Jack Richardson and their children, John and Erin; Nancy and Terry Mularkey and their children, Jack, McKay and Taylor; Leslie and Scott Goetsch and their children, Emily and Ben; Carol and Rone Baldwin and their daughters, Jane and Grace; Carol and Jerry Frishman and their son, Aaron; Sharon and Clark Baldwin and their children, Max and Peyton; Tracy and Hunter Creech and their daughters, Kelsey and Haley; Maggie and Gary Bohlken; Lynn and Butch Watkins and their daughters, Emily and Elsa; Kam and Ron Lemberger and their son, Mats; Ross Mirmelstein; Susan Alford; Dena and Ted Alford; Cindy and Tully Alford and their daughter, Madeline; Regan and Bill Forrester and their daughters, Tully and Penn.

            A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2006 in Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Betty’s honor to the Williams Syndrome Association, P.O. Box 297, Clawson, MI 48017-0297. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty M. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Yorktown, York Co., VA.

            Her middle name appeared in the obituary headline.

 

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BONNIE CAIN ALFORD

 

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

 

MORNING NEWS

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

 

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

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

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

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

            .... Waters Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her daughter-in-law Jettie Maybelle Hendrix Alford, wife of Nathan Alfonso Alford; and her sisters-in-law Sarah Rebecca Alford Jensen and Nancy Alford Hyman in South Carolina Obituaries.

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

 

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BURCH P. ALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Friday, 4 December 2009

 

Mr. Burch  Alford,Sr

 

HAMPTON—On Nov. 28, 2009, the Angels came to escort Burch Alford Sr. home.

            Burch was born in Bishopville, S.C., on Jan. 20, 1924, to the late George Alford and Ophelia Lighty.

            Burch was a World War II veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps from February 1944 to May 1946. He served on the island of Iwo Jima from February 24, 1945 to April 11, 1945. He was in the Army of the Occupation of the Japanese Empire from Sept. 22, 1945, to Jan. 1, 1946. After the war, he attended the South Carolina area Trade School, and became an automobile mechanic with a shop in Lamar, S.C.

            He married the love of his life, Annie Mae Holmes and moved to Newport News, Va., in 1953. Burch worked at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company retiring from the X-13 Fitters in 1989 after 35 years of service. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Rising Star Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for more than 50 years. While at Rising Star, he served as the chairman of the Deacon Board for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Usher Board, the Missionary, The Pastor’s Aide, The Male Chorus and the Senior Choir.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Annie Mae Holmes; his daughter, Carolyn Deloris Baltimore; and his grandson, Timothy Ryan Alford.

            He is survived by his son, Burch Alford Jr. (Audrey) of North Easton, Mass.; two daughters, Cynthia Alford-Chancey of Hampton, Va., and Annette Bell (Darrell) of Eagle River, Ark.; seven siblings, Geraldine Doctor of Columbia, S.C., Ernestine Nichols of Newport News, Va., Edith Aaron of Hampton, Va., Virginia McKenzie of Highstown, N.J., Thomasenia Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y., George Alford, Jr. of Newport News, Va., and Julious Alford (Abby) of Brooklyn, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Michelle Walker, Reginald Baltimore, Erik Alford, K. Chiquta Alford, Buron Bell, and Malcolm Bell; eight great-grandchildren; special family friends, Berenda Coleman and Christopher McClain; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 6350 Center Drive, # 201, Norfolk, VA 23502 or the local Parkinson Foundation.

            Viewing will begin 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel, 1601-27th St., NN, VA 23607, with funeral service following at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to www.cookebros.com. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Burch P. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Hampton, VA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Annie Mae Holmes Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CALVIN F. ALFORD, SR.

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—25 June 1995

 

            Alford, Calvin F. Sr., 68, of Tazewell, died Friday, June 23, 1995 in a Bluefield, W.Va. hospital. Born in Rockbridge Co., a son of the late William Samuel and Irisha Camden Alford. He was a very active member of the Main Street United Methodist Church in Tazewell where he had served in various offices and committees. He retired as Assistant Resident Engineer in 1987 after 43 years with the Virginia Department of Transportatio n. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Japan during World War II.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers, William S. Alford Jr. and Hampton S. Alford Sr.

            Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wash Alford; three daughters, Mary A. Adkins of Newport, Tenn., Susan A. Dowdy and Jenny A. Walk both of Tazewell; four sons, Calvin F. Alford Jr. of Illa, Ga., G. Michael Alford, Robert B. Alford and William S. Alford III, all of Tazewell; one sister, Harriet Basham of Troutville; one aunt, Carmen Duff of Natural Bridge; and 12 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 26, 1995 at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Tazewell with Dr. Thomas A. Conley officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at the Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery near Glasgow in Rockbridge County. Friends may call at the Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home in Tazewell from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 1995.

            The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 315 E. Main St., Tazewell, Va. 24651.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Calvin F. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 5 Aug 1926, last residence Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nancy Jane Wash Alford; and his sister Harriet Alford Basham in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Calvin F. 1926 VA1, William Samuel 1903 VA2, George Michael 1885 VA3, William A. 1855 VA4, Robert 1828 VA5.

 

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CARMEN VIRLEE ALFORD DUFF

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—24 December 2002

 

            Duff, Carmen Virlee Alford, 85, of Buchanan, died Sunday, December 22, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Duff was born on February 13, 1917 in Rockbridge Co. and was a daughter of the late George Michael Alford and Lena Estelle Claytor Alford. She was a member of the High Bridge Presbyterian Church for over 50 years serving as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher, member of the Morning Circle and many other activities.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry Duff and a granddaughter, Conna Duff.

            Mrs. Duff is survived by two daughters, Polina Bowers, Vinton, Brenda Varley, Buchanan; three sons, Gene Duff, Lexington, William Duff, Maryland, Eddie Duff, Vinton; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2002 at the High Bridge Presbyterian Church with Rev. Glenn Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in the High Bridge Presbyterian Cemetery. The family will receive friends after the service ice in the church social hall.

            The family suggest memorial contributions be made to the High Bridge Presbyterian Church Organ / Speaker Fund or the Buchanan First Aid Crew. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Carmen A. Duff (SS# issued in VA), but list her birth date as 12 Feb 1917, last residence Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Daisy Blair Camden Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Carmen Virlee 1917 VA2, George Michael 1885 VA3, William A. 1855 VA4, Robert 1828 VA5.

 

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CAROLYN D. ALFORD BALTIMORE

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—5 February 2004

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Carolyn D. Alford Baltimore entered into eternal rest on Feb. 2, 2004, at Sentara CarePlex Hospital.

            She was a native of Darlington, S.C., whose family relocated to Hampton where she was educated in the Hampton and Newport News school systems.

            Carolyn retired from the Naval Weapons Station in 1995 after 25 years of service as a management analyst. She also served on the Board of the Naval Weapons Station Federal Credit Union.

            She leaves to cherish their loving memories two children, Reginald C. Baltimore and Michelle Alford Walker; her parents, Deacon and Mrs. Burch (Annie Mae) Alford Sr. of Hampton, Va.; a brother, First Sgt. Burch Alford Jr. (Audrey) of Easton, Mass.; sisters, Cynthia Alford -Chancey of Hampton, Va., and Anetta Bell of Alaska (Darrell); one grandchild, Stefan Fields; and a special friend, Berenda Colman and her son Chris, and many other relatives and friends.

            Friends may view from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at Carter Funeral Home-Denbigh. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the funeral home. The Rev. Clifton Lassiter of Rising Star UCC will officiate. Interment will follow in Rosewell Memorial Gardens, Gloucester, Va.

            Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home-Denbigh.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carolyn D. Baltimore (SS# issued in VA) was born 28 Aug 1948, last residence not listed.

 

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CATHERINE SHELTON ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—13 August 2003

 

            Catherine Shelton Alford, 94, died August 10, 2003 in Richmond, where she was born on August 28, 1908, the daughter of Harper Wilkins Shelton Jr. and Susan Young Creath Shelton. She was educated at The Collegiate Schools and attended Hollins College.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, David Bright Alford Sr.; and her sister, Phyllis Eleanor Shelton Downing.

            A longtime resident of Ginter Park, she was an active member of Ginter Park Baptist Church for over 75 years, where she served as a Woman’s Missionary Union circle leader and played in the Handbell Choir. She was an active member of The Woman’s Club of Richmond, the Ginter Park Woman’s Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served as the local chapter Vice Regent. For over 45 years, she was president of the Richmond Chapter of the Needlework Guild of America and coordinated the Annual Chapter Needlework Ingathering.

            Surviving are her three sons, Harper Shelton Alford and David Bright Alford Jr. of Richmond and Dr. Leroy Bertram Alford and his wife, Caroline Boone Alford of Rome, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jonathan Patrick Alford, Robert David Alford, Darrick Harper Alford, Ellen Catherine Alford and Elizabeth Shelton Alford; one great-grandchild, Molly Frances Boot Alford; and a nephew, Henry H. Downing Jr.

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, August 16 in the Chapel at Ginter Park Baptist Church. Interment in Hollywood Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ginter Park Baptist Church, 1200 Wilmington Ave., Richmond, Va. 23227.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Catherine S. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: David Bright 1904 SC1, Leroy Bertram 1870 SC2, David 1836 NC3, Sion 1796 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CHARLES H. ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—10 June 1992

 

            Charles H. Alvord Jr., 76, a retired Navy Department procurement analyst and real estate salesman who was a heavily decorated combat veteran of World War II, died of congestive heart failure June 9 at his home in Arlington.

            During World War II, he was an Army Air Forces pilot in the Mediterranean theater. A captain, he flew B-24 (Liberator) bombers. His decorations included the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and three Air Medals. After the war, he served in the D.C. Air National Guard until 1951.

            He also was a building supply company salesman after the war and was a partner in the Northern Virginia Clay Products company in Arlington before joining the Navy Department in 1961. He worked there until retiring in 1979 as a procurement analyst in the department’s strategic systems projects office. Afterward, he sold real estate with Shannon & Luchs Realtors in Arlington until retiring again in 1991.

            Mr. Alvord, who was born in Chicago, came to the Washington area in the late 1930s. He was a 1948 business administration graduate of George Washington University.

            He was a founding member and usher at St. Thomas More Catholic Cathedral in Arlington. An Eagle Scout, he had been active in the Boy Scouts of America’s National Capital Area Council. He also had belonged to square and round dance groups.

            His wife, the former Mildred Katherine Crouch, whom he married in 1938, died in 1991. Survivors include two sons, Charles III, of Reston, and Robert C., of Arlington; two daughters, Margaret A. Straubs of Alexandria and Melinda A. Calkins of Byfield, Mass.; and eight grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles H. Alvord (SS# issued in DC) was born 17 March 1916, last residence Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mildred Katherine Crouch Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLOTTE HARRISON CHESTERMAN ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 21 December 2005

 

 

            Charlotte Harrison Alford, 59, of Mechanicsville, suddenly departed this world and went to be in the hands of the Lord, Jesus Christ, on Friday, December 16, 2005. She is survived by her loving husband, James Bruce Alford; daughter, Elizabeth Berkely Chesterman; son, Evan Randolph Chesterman; nephew, Robert Randolph Harrison IV; and nieces, Elizabeth Anne Collins and Sigrid Keith Harrison.

            Charlotte enjoyed life to its fullest and loved people. She was the co-owner of Car Masters Inc., located at 1901 Jefferson Davis Hwy., and shared with her husband, the passion for drag racing, and especially enjoyed the friendship and fellowship of her fellow competitors and spectators at Richmond Dragway, who were always so kind to her.

            The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 Parham Rd. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2005 at Hollywood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society....

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Saturday, 17 December 2005

 

WOMAN SHOT, KILLED AT CAR DEALERSHIP

 

            A woman was shot to death last night at a used-car dealership in Richmond.... At 6:25 p.m., two men walked into the office of Car Masters Inc, at 1901 Jefferson Davis Highway and shot an employee working behind the counter, police said.... The woman died at the scene.

            Police did not release the identity of the victim beyond saying she was believed to be in her late 50s.

            An owner of the dealership was in a back room at the Southside business at the time of the robbery and shooting death, but he was not injured....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CLARABELL ALFRED

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Tuesday, 24 February 1998

 

            Mrs. Clarabell Alfred departed this life Friday, February 20, 1998. She is survived by her children, Felix, Yvonne, Burgess and Joycelyn; sons and daughters-in-law; adopted daughter, Joy; her sister, Elaine; niece, Lucille; nephews, Cecil and David; cousin and dear friend, Winnie; 22 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; several grand-nephews and grand-nieces; and many other close relatives and friends.

            Professional services provided by Crawley Funeral Home, 3810 Meadowbridge Rd., where family will receive friends Tuesday 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Destiny Christian Church, 111 Stuttaford Drive, Sandston, Va., Wednesday, February 25, 1998 at 10 a.m. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to service. Rev. Terrence Allen officiating. Interment Roselawn Memory Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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COURTNEY MOODY ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—3 August 1999

 

            Mrs. Courtney M. Alford of South Hill, died August 2, 1999. Survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Sam Motley; and a grandson, Kadath D. Motley, all of Baskerville.

            Graveside service Wednesday, 11 a.m. in Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—3 August 1999

 

SOUTH HILL—Mrs. Courtney Moody Alford, 73, a homemaker, widow of James Robert “Tiny” Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Courtney M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 15 March 1926, last residence Baskerville, Mecklenburg Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Glenda Alford Motley in this compilation.

 

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COUSAR X. ALFORD, JR.

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Friday, 20 April 2001

 

            Cousar X. Alford Jr. of Richmond departed this life April 6, 2001. He was preceded in death by his son, Cousar X. Alford III and daughter, Tamisha Alford.

            His survivors include his wife, Gloria Alford; son, Rasool Alford; daughter, Asia Alford; granddaughters, Gloria Royal, Raquiyah and Aaliyah Alford; grandsons, Rasool Alford, Robert and Devon Brown; two sisters, Denise X. and Bambi; two brother, Dwight and Edwin; three uncles, two aunts, six sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at the Mimms Funeral Home, 19th and Hull Sts., where funeral services will be held, Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m. Bro. Melvin X. Darden, officiating.

            Interment in Maury Cemetery. Relatives and friends attending funeral services, assemble at the funeral home, Saturday, 1:30 p.m....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            The deaths of Cousar Alford III and Tamisha R. Alford, both of 1432 Talbert Drive, are listed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on 20 July 1995, with no other information.

 

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COYT ALFORD

 

Source unknown

VA—_____ February 1991

 

            Coyt Alford, 63, of 7311 Sandy Ridge Road, Prince George, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 1991, in Chippenham Hospital, Richmond.

            He was born in Houstonville, Ky., son of the late Garrett and Beryl Marlow Alford, and was a retired operator for Brown and Williams Tobacco Co. and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Army.

            He is survived by his wife, Virginia Kate Alford of Prince George; two daughters, Beryl Nunnally and Virginia Andrews, both of Prince George; five brothers, Thomas Alford of Houstonville, Ky., Albin Alford of Detroit, Mich., and Lawrence, Alvine and Starling Alford, all of Kentucky; three sisters, Alena Snow, Alice Wilson and Alvera Campbell, all of Kentucky; and five grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends Tuesday, 7–9 p.m. at the Gould Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home by the Rev. James E. Maggard, pastor of Broadway Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens, Prince George.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Coyt Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 10 April 1927, last residence Hustonville, Lincoln Co., KY [?].

            We included the obituaries of his brothers Eyvind Alford, Starling Alford, and Thomas Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

 

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DAISY BLAIR CAMDEN ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—27 November 1991

 

            Daisy Camden Alford, age 86, died Monday, November 25, 1991, at her home. Mrs. Alford was born July 1, 1905, in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Dorman Camden and Georgianna Pooley Camden. She was a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and the Glasgow-Natural Bridge A.A.R.P.

            She was the widow of Lirty Forest Alford and was preceded in death by a son, Jerry W. Alford.

            Surviving are three daughters, Iris M. Figgers, Craigsville; Mildred A. Pollock, Gracie A. Burks, both of Glasgow; two sons, John R. Alford, Lynchburg; James L. Alford, Natural Bridge; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 28, 1991, at the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church, officiated by the Rev. Fredrick F. Ritsch, III. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home but the family will receive at the residence. Arrangements by Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Daisy C. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Glasgow, Rockbridge Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of her daughters Iris Madeline Alford Figgers and Gracie Alford Pugh Burks; and her sister-in-law Carmen Virlee Alford Duff in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lirty Forest 1901 VA1, George Michael 1885 VA2, William A. 1855 VA3, Robert 1828 VA4.

 

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DARRELL EUGENE “AL” ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Saturday, 11 September 2010

 

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            Alford, Darrell “Al” Eugene, of Richmond, Va., passed away September 7, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cline and Blanche Alford.

            Al is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Jean Alford; daughters, Sherrie Ellison, Fort Mill, S.C., and Kelly (John) Farry, Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Zachary Farry, Jordan Farry and Hayden Ellison; stepdaughters, Robyne Kee, Mobile, Ala., Sandy (Rod) Thompson, Raleigh, N.C., Tracey Kee, Greenville, N.C., Christy (Bill) Key, Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Betty (Melvin) Turley, Charleston, W.Va.; brothers, Jack (Lois) Alford, South Charleston, W.Va. and Gary (Jean) Alford, Cross Lanes, W.Va.

            Al was born December 8, 1935 in Lincoln County, W.Va. He graduated from Duval High School in 1954 and attended Morris Harvey College. Al later served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from NCR (National Cash Register Company) in 1993 after 30 years of service. All those who knew him knew of his love for fishing and sports. Al was active with the Henrico Senior Softball League for several years. He also served as a board member of the Wilde Lake Association.

            The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital ICU and Oncology units for their love and excellent care. The family invites you to a celebration of his life at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 8200 Woodman Road, Richmond, Va. 23228, (804)262-1770. Gifts in his memory may be made to the Cancer CARE Fund of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, either online at www.bsvaf.org or mailed to the Bon Secours Richmond Foundation, 5875 Bremo Road, Suite 710, Richmond, Virginia 23226.

 

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DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—16 September 2010

 

            Darrell E. Alford of Richmond, Va., passed away September 7, 2010.

            He was born December 8, 1935, in Lincoln County.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Cline and Blanche Alford.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Alford; daughters, Sherrie Ellison, Fort Mill, S.C., and Kelly (John) Farry, Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Zachary Farry, Jordan Farry and Hayden Ellison; stepdaughters, Robyn Kee, Mobile, Ala., Sandy (Rod) Thompson, Raleigh, N.C., Tracey Kee, Greenville, N.C., and Christy (Bill) Key, Charlotte, N.C.; sister, Betty (Melvin) Turley, Charleston; brothers, Jack (Lois) Alford, South Charleston, and Gary (Jean) Alford, Cross Lanes; two nieces, two nephews, 10 great- and six great-great-nieces and -nephews; many cousins; and a host of friends.

            Darrell graduated from Duval High School in 1954 and attended Morris Harvey College. He later served in the United States Air Force. In 1993, after 30 years of service, he retired from NCR (National Cash Register Company).

            All those who knew him, knew of his love for fishing, golfing and many other sports. He had been active with the Henrico Senior Softball League in Richmond, Va., for several years. He also served as a board member of the Wilde Lake Association.

            A celebration of Darrell’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 18, at the Bible Center Church, Southridge Campus, with Pastors James McQuerrey and David Jones officiating.

            The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Bible Center Church, 1111 Oakhurst Drive, Charleston, WV 25314.

            The family expresses its appreciation to the staff of St. Mary’s Hospital ICU and Oncology units in Richmond, Va., for their love and excellent care during his illness.

            Information was provided by Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Darrell E. Alford (SS# issued in WV), last residence Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.

            We included the obituary of his father, Denver Cline Alford, in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 (son of Nellie’s stepson Norris Ellis Alford), maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Darrell Eugene 193 WV1, Denver Cline 1908 WV2, Stafford Garfield 1883 WV3, Lafayette 1850 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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DIANE SUE ALFORD SAHAGUN COOPER

 

RICHLANDS NEWS-PRESS

Richlands, Tazewell Co., VA—6 February 2008

 

            Diane Sue Cooper, 63, of Tazewell, died February 2 in a Bluefield, WV, hospital. Born August 26, 1944 in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Bill and Barbara Alford.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Lou and Delane Sue Sahagun, and one brother, Jimmy Alford.

            Survivors: daughters, Loretta West of Claypool Hill, Barbara Ruth Matney and husband, Tim, of Abingdon; brothers, Jerry Alford of Cleveland, OH, Larry Alford of Jonesville; sister, Rosalie Howard of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Kelli Laine Mitchell, Grace Matney and Samantha Matney; and great grandchild, Skyler Joseph Mitchell.

            Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. February 5 at Greenhills Memory Gardens Mausoleum at Claypool Hill with Timothy Blake Gibson officiating.

            Singleton Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Diane Cooper (SS# issued in VA), last residence Cedar Bluff, Tazewell Co., VA.

 

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DONALD GLENN ALFORD, JR.

 

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THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Sunday, 18 January 2009

 

VIRGINIA BEACH—Donald Glenn Alford Jr., 58, of the 5800 block of Glenview Drive, went to be with the Lord Jan. 15, 2009. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of Mrs. Lillian F. Alford of Aliquippa, Pa., and the late Donald G. Alford Sr. He was a truck driver for D.D. Jones and retired from the U.S. Navy with 21 years of service and a member of Calvary Temple Church. An avid motorcyclist, he was a member of the Star Touring and Riding Association, Virginia Beach Chapter 188.

            Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sandra H. Alford; two sons, Nick Alford of Virginia Beach and Leonard Milbourn of Exmore, Va.; two sisters, Debbie Sawinski and her husband Joe of Aliquippa and Sherry Holcomb and her husband Mike of Ostrander, Ohio; and a brother, Bill Alford and his wife Linda of Pickerington, Ohio.

            A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Calvary Temple Church, 5639 Brickell Road, Norfolk, with Pastor Lamar Sentell and Pastor Chris Amos officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel.

            Those desiring may make donations to Calvary Temple Church Organ Fund. Please share a memory with the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald G. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 10 Nov 1950, last residence Virginia Beach, VA.

 

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DOROTHY JEAN ALFORD JONES

AAFA #0286

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Sunday, 19 October 2003

 

            Dorothy Alford Jones died Thursday, October 16, 2003. She was born March 28, 1924 in Osyka [Pike Co.], Miss. to Ethel McMillan Alford and Hollis Victor Alford.

            Early in life she developed a love of music through the church choir and piano lessons. Later, as a resident of Colonial Heights, she studied and taught piano.

            She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Leon C. Jones; three daughters, Jean Wilson [AAFA #0291] and her husband, Charles of Durham, N.C., Judy Polifka and her husband, Donald of Beaverdam, Jan Jones of Colonial Heights; one son, Jeffery Jones [AAFA #0391] and his wife, Kathy of Richmond; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

            The family wishes to thank her homecare givers, nurses, doctors, friends, and pastors for their loving care, prayers, and kindness, during her illness.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 4 p.m. at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, the Chester YMCA, or the Virginia Opera.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy J. Jones (SS# issued in MS), last residence Colonial Heights, VA.

            We included the obituary of her brother Hollis Harold “Hal” Alford, AAFA #0226 and AAFA’s second President, in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Jean 1924 MS1, Hollis Victor 1891 MS2, Julius Caesar 1855 LA3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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DWIGHT DONNELL ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Friday, 11 May 2001

 

            Dwight D. Alford of Richmond entered eternal rest May 6, 2001. Cherishing his memories are his son, Dwight Brandon; five daughters, Rosemary Alexander, Beauleat Lesseter, Donnetta Bowen, Donnisha Alford, and Channette Bowen; five grandchildren; one brother, Edwins Alford Sr.; two sisters, Bambi Alford and Denise Alford; a host of other relatives and friends.

            A eulogistic service will be conducted Friday (today), 1 p.m., All Faiths Chapel of the A.D. Price Funeral Establishment. Dr. Roscoe Cooper officiating. Interment Maury Cemetery. Professional services entrusted to the: A.D. Price Funeral Home

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Tuesday, 8 May 2001

 

Deaths – Metro

            Alford, Dwight Donnell, 48, of Richmond, a laborer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dwight D. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 12 July 1952, last residence not listed.

 

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EDNA EARLE ALFORD DOUGLAS

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Sunday, 2 September 2001

 

            Edna Earle Douglas, 74, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2001, at her home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 4, at Weymouth Funeral Home. Interment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park [Newport News].

            Survivors include her son, Warren Douglas, Jr. of Hayes; two daughters, Rose L. Clarke of Lancaster and Debbie L. Custer of Williamsburg; one brother, Charles H. Alford of Selma, North Carolina; two sisters, Levithan R. Steed of Springfield and Emily R. Prim of Tucson, Arizona. Her seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive her.

            Her husband of 51 years, Calvin W. Douglas, Sr., preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Douglas (SS# issued in VA) was born 31 March 1927, last residence Lancaster, Lancaster Co., VA.

 

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EDWIN LEE ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Thursday, 6 September 2001

 

            Edwin Lee Alford, 79, of Richmond, died Saturday, September 1, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Joyce B. Alford; son, James B. Alford; sister, Marygene Watkins; a granddaughter and three nieces.

            A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2001 at the Mechanicsville Chapel of the Latter-day Saints Church on Atlee Rd. A graveside service will be held 12:30 p.m. Monday. September 10, 2001 in Quantico National Cemetery. Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, is handling arrangements.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Thursday, 6 September 2001

 

            Alford, Edwin Lee, 79, of Richmond, a World War II Marine Corps veteran, husband of Joyce B. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that E. Lee Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 29 Dec 1921, last residence Richmond, VA.

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

 

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ELEANOR ANN HERRON ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS LEADER

Staunton, Augusta Co., VA—4 June 2003

 

CRIMORA—Eleanor Alford, 61, of 8 Odell Drive, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at her residence.

            She was born January 30, 1942 in Waynesboro a daughter of the late Edward B. and Ruby Herron Herron. She was a homemaker and a member of the Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene. She donated her time to anyone who needed her. She collected porcelain dolls. She enjoyed sewing, baking, and candy making.

            Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brother, Frank Herron and one grandson, Charles Alford, Jr.

            Survivors include her husband, Francis Earl Alford; two sons, Charles O. Alford of Crimora and Shawn Earl Alford and his wife Sharon of Grottoes; two daughters, Cecilia Mawyer and her fiancee Harry Bradshaw of Crimora and Pretrea F. Mawyer and her husband Robbie of Grottoes; one brother, Ronnie Herron of Staunton; five sisters, Mollie Maxey of Waynesboro, Hattie Allen of Waynesboro, Mattie Estes of New Hope, Polly Herron of Waynesboro, and Phyllis Ross of Waynesboro; eight grandchildren, Jessica Weisman of Waynesboro, Thomas Alford of Crimora, Derek Alford of Grottoes, Christian Alford of Grottoes, Justin Alford of Grottoes, Lakesha Alford of Crimora, Lacey Mawyer of Crimora and Kendall Mawyer of Grottoes; two great-grandchildren, Caleb Thomas of Crimora, Cameron Weisman of Waynesboro.

            A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003 at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery by Pastor Mike Auen. Friends and family wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery.

            Active pallbearers will be Jimmy VanFossen, Scott VanFossen, Paul Crissman, Danny McCauley, Brad Thomas and Charlie Herron.

            There will be no formal visitation, however, friends and family may call anytime on Thursday from 9 AM to 8 PM to sign the guest register book. The family will receive friends at the residence of her daughter Cecilia Mawyer, 826 Thorofare Road, Crimora.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 2959 Hermitage Road, Waynesboro, Va. 22980.

 

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

 

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ELLEN MAE BURNETT ALFORD

 

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA ENTERPRISE

Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA—Saturday, 11 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Ellen Mae Burnett Alford, 78, of Wytheville, died Thursday, Oct. 9, 1997, in the Wythe County Community Hospital.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Smith and Ann Blair officiating. Interment will follow in the West End Cemetery.

            She was born in Wythe County, a daughter of the late John H. and Lilly Gravely Burnett. She was a member of the West End United Methodist Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, W.R. Alford Sr.; daughter Gloria Jean Alford Hall; and a brother Homer C. Burnett.

            Survivors include two sons and daughter-in-law, J.D. and Janice Alford, and W.R. Alford, Jr., all of Wytheville; four grandsons and spouses, Marty and Judy Alford, Mike and Cindy Alford, all of Wytheville, Brandon Alford of Galax, and Ralph H. Hall, Jr. of Oregon; two granddaughters, Tammy Aker of Winston-Salem, NC, and Alicia Alford of Wytheville; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Elizabeth) Russell of Austinville; one brother and sisters-in-law, Ben E. and Isabelle Burnett of Princeton, WV, Rebecca Burnett of Alexandria; and several nieces and nephews.

            Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellen B. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 18 Aug 1919, last residence Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her son John Dexter “J.D.” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Walter Robert 1912 VA1, John W. 1871 IN2, Isaac 1826 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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ELIZA ANN ALFORD LEE

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—1 January 2008

 

            Mrs. Eliza Alford, formerly of 309 S. Harrison Street, departed this life December 25, 2007 [her 83rd birthday].

            She is survived by one daughter, Vivian Lee; two sons, Carl Alford and Robert Lee; six grand-children, eight great-grand-children; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; two daughters-in-law, Hattie B. Alford and Evelyn Lee; one sister-in-law, Delores Alford; and other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue, where funeral services will be held Wednesday, 1 p.m. Dr. Ricardo Brown officiating. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Online condolences can be made at www.jenkinsjr.com.

 

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Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home

Richmond, VA—_____ December 2007

 

 

            Eliza Ann Lee, Departed this life December 25, 2007. Mrs. Eliza Lee formerly of 309 S. Harrison Street.

            She is survived by one daughter Vivian Lee; two sons Carl Alford and Robert Lee; six grandchildren; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; two daughters in law Hattie B. Alford and Evelyn Lee; one sister in law Delores Alford and other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue where funeral services will be held Wednesday 1P.M. Dr. Ricardo Brown off. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the funeral home 12:45P.M. Wednesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eliza A. Lee (SS# issued in VA) was born 25 Dec 1925, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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ELIZABETH ROBERTSON ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—31 December 1986

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson Alford, a retired psychology professor at Greenville Woman’s College, now part of Furman University in Greenville, S.C., died Monday. She was 94.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Neill H. Alford Sr., received an A.B. degree from Furman in 1913 and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1916. She was active in the South Carolina suffrage movement.

            Mrs. Alford had lived in Orange County since 1959 before moving to Charlottesville.

            She was a trustee of Greenville Woman’s College and had been instrumental in coordinating activities at that school with Furman.

            Mrs. Alford was the author of one of the first histories of Greenville Woman’s College and a former member of the Greenville Planning Commission. She was vice chairman of the Greenville Community Council.

            She is survived by a son, University of Virginia law Professor Neill H. Alford Jr. of Charlottesville.

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the family cemetery in Dillon, S.C. Memorial contributions may be made to the Furman University Loyalty Fund, Greenville, S.C. 29602.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 20 Dec 1892, last residence Charlottesville, VA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Neill Herbert Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Neill Herbert Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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ELLRANDON W. ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—19 October 1993

 

HAMPTON—Ellrandon W. Alford, 69, retired owner of James River Beauty Salon, died Monday, Oct. 18.

            Mrs. Alford had been the owner of several beauty salons on the Peninsula for the past 50 years. She was a native of Thomasville, N.C.

            Survived by her husband, Howard L. Alford; a daughter, Janet Lee Carpini of Newport News; three sisters, Lola Stone, Carleen Mabe and Dorothy Turner of Hampton and Juanita Freeman of Thomasville; and a grandchild.

            Memorials to American Heart Association, 753 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News 23606.

            Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellradon [sic] W. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 3 Aug 1924, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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EMMA JEAN ALVORD LASCHE

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Saturday, 22 June 2002

 

CHINCOTEAGUE [Accomack Co.]—Emma Jean Lasche, 62, died June 21, 2002, in Shore Memorial Hospital, Nassawadox.

            Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Laura Hinman Alvord. She was a deputy clerk for Accomack County General District Court and attended Union Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Robert P. Lasche; two daughters, Leah Corbin Sturgis of Craddockville, Va., and Mea Corbin Payne of Newport News; two sons, Harry Alvord Corbin of Exmore, Va., and Christopher Bruce Corbin of Salisbury, Md.; a stepdaughter, Lisa Lasche of Texas; a sister, Sharon Downing; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at John W. Taylor Memorial Cemetery, Temperanceville.... Salyer Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma A. Lasche (SS# issued in VA) was born 1 May 1940, last residence Chincoteague, Accomack Co., VA.

 

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EMMETT CLYDE ALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—20 August 1990

 

HAMPTON—Emmett Clyde Alford Jr., 43, died Saturday, Aug. 18, in McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Richmond.

            A native of Harrisonburg, Mr. Alford had been a Peninsula resident for 32 years. He formerly was employed at Sentara Hampton General Hospital for 10 years. Mr. Alford was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

            Survivors include his mother, Winnie B. Vouriotis of Hampton; and one sister, Deborah K. Bryan of Carrollton.

            A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home by Chaplain Clarence W. Hilling. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight in the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Winnie Bell Alford Vouriotis, in this compilation.

 

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ERMINE HUNT ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—8 August 2003

 

            Alford, Ermine Hunt, 87, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, August 5, 2003. Funeral service 11 a.m., Friday, at the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church. Arrangements by the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ermine H. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 Dec 1915, last residence Glasgow, Rockbridge Co., VA.

 

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ESSIE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

GAZETTE VIRGINIAN

South Boston, Halifax Co., VA—Monday, 14 March 2005

 

            Essie Johnson Alford, 62, of Riverdale Drive, South Boston died in Halifax.

            Ms. Alford was born in Halifax County on October 21, 1942, to the late Harry Johnson and the late Alean Carrington Beard. She was a member of Mayo Grove Baptist Church.

            Survivors include one son, Kirk Johnson of Oak Park, Ill.; a devoted cousin, Jessie Marable of South Boston; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services for Ms. Alford were held March 12 at 2 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Essie J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 Oct 1942, last residence Halifax, Halifax Co., VA.

 

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EVANS B. ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—2 September 1999

 

            Evans B. Alford went to be with his Lord the early morning of Aug. 27, 1999. Born and raised in Clio, S.C., he became a resident of Newport News 50 years ago.

            He leaves to cherish a beloved companion of 46 years, Annie B. Pope; sons, Bruce Pope; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Pope, Charles Pope, and daughter, Angela Davis, all of Newport News; brothers, Vernon R. and Wade H. Alford of Newport News; one sister, Ruth McCrae of Maxton, N.C.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews that will surely miss him.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 3, at Franklin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

            Arrangements by Franklin Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evans B. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 22 July 1933, last residence Newport News, VA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Vernon R. Alford and Wade Hampton Alford (including census information) in this compilation.

 

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FLOYD RUSSELL ALFRED

 

CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT

Culpeper, Culpeper Co., VA—Saturday, 5 March 2005

 

            Floyd Russell Alfred, 81, of Reva [Culpeper Co.], died Friday, March 4, 2005, at his residence. He was born November 13, 1923 in Fairfax to the late Stoddard Alfred and Mattie Lowe Alfred.

            He was a member of Nethers Mill Lighthouse Tabernacle.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary H. Alfred; two stepchildren, Brenda Kite and her husband, Junior of Broadway, Va. and Patsy Jenkins of Reva; and two grandchildren, Chad Figgins and Darrell Kite.

            Additional survivors include one sister, Elise Allnut of Frederick, Md., and six brothers, Lester Alfred of Reva, John Newman Alfred of Culpeper, Lawrence Alfred of Barboursville, Charlie Alfred of Great Falls, Va., Cecil Alfred of Winchester and Kenley Alfred of Winchester.

            In addition to his parents, Mr. Alfred was preceded in death by his first wife, Katherine Elaine Alfred; one sister, Mary Scott; and four brothers, Walter, Norman, Leonard and Roy Alfred.

            The family will receive friends Sunday, March 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper.

            A funeral service will be held Monday, March 7, at 12 noon at Nethers Mill Lighthouse Tabernacle. Pastor Charles Clinedinst will be officiating, and Wayne Yowell, Oliver Bowells, Danny Rider and Pastor Steve Clinedinst will be assisting.

            Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery with honors provided by the Culpeper American Legion Post #330 and the Culpeper V.F.W. Post #2524 with no firing party.

            Pallbearers will be Charles Jenkins, Dale Alfred, Eddie Baker, Carl Lane, Wayne Oldaker and Chad Figgins. Honorary pallbearers will be Junior Kite and Wayne Jenkins.

            Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd R. Alfred (SS# issued in DC), last residence Reva, Culpeper Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Leonard Edward Alfred and Lester Stoddard Alfred in this compilation.

            This family’s last name evolved from Alford to Alfred.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His ALFRED lineage: Floyd Russell 1923 VA1, Walter Stoddard 1883 VA2, Walter J. 1849 CT3, Ely L. 1796 CT4, Ely ALFRED 1766 CT5, Alexander ALFORD 1741 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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FRANCES B. MCDANIEL ALFRED

 

DAILY NEWS

Palatka, FL—Thursday, 14 October 1993

 

LYNCHBURG, Va.—Frances McDaniel Alfred, 75, of Lynchburg, Va., died Tuesday.

            A native of Pittsylvania County, she was married to the late Roy A. Alfred. She was the daughter of the late James and Ida L. Farmer McDaniel.

            Mrs. Alfred was a retired seamstress. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara A. Schweitzer of San Mateo, and Sylvia E. Miller, Altavista, Va.; one son, Roy F. Alfred of Altavista; one brother, Herman C. McDaniel of Hurt, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great–grandchildren.

            Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Duiguid Waterlick Chapel with burial in Fort Hill Memorial Park in Lynchburg.

Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Duiguid Waterlick Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances B. Alfred (SS# issued in VA) was born 8 Aug 1918, last residence Lynchburg, VA.

 

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FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—1 December 1996

 

HAMPTON—Franklin Alford, 63, died on Friday, Nov. 29, 1996, in his home. He was born in Dillon, S.C., and had been a resident of Hampton for the past 14 years.

            Mr. Alford retired from the Newport News Shipyard in 1995 with 13 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran.

            He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Carter of Paterson, N.J., and Angela Alford of Baltimore, Md.; seven grandchildren; one brother, Onzalow Bethea of Dillon, S.C.; one aunt, Bertha Brown of Newark, N.J.; and a host of cousins and friends.

            A wake service will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. by the Rev. Johnnie Cook.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Riverside Regional Hospice, 500 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Franklin Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 Oct 1933, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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FREDERICK L. ALFORD

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—11 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

ROANOKE RAPIDS, VA.—Frederick L. Alford, died June 1, 1997. Survived by: wife, Daisy Alford; daughters, Jan and Joyce; three grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, and Brent.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital, 1712 Belvue Ave., Richmond, Va.

 

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NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—11 July 1997

 

            Frederick L. Alford, 78, Roanoke Rapids, Va., formerly of Raleigh, June 1. Arrangements by Morrissett Funeral Home, Roanoke Rapids, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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GARDENIA “DEANIE” ALFORD BRANCH

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Friday, 6 January 1995

 

            Branch, Gardenia Alford (“Deanie”), 59, of Natural Bridge Station, died Wednesday, January 4, 1995, at home. Mrs. Branch was born January 27, 1935, in Rockbridge County a daughter of Ermine Hunt Alford and the late Arthur Monroe Alford. She was a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and worked 27 years in the Rockbridge County School System as a bus driver. She was also a member of the Lexington Women of the Moose.

            Mrs. Branch was preceded in death by a brother, Henry M. Alford and a sister, Norma Jean Flint.

            Surviving in addition to her mother is her husband, Jerry M. Branch, Natural Bridge Station; six daughters, Joyce Tomlin, Buena Vista, Wanda Rogers, Natural Bridge Station, Patsy Wines, Glasgow, Carol Martin, Lexington, Connie Beverly, Buena Vista, Bonnie Clark, Buena Vista; two sons, Michael Wines, Glasgow, Scott Wines, Glasgow; four stepsons, Jerry Lynn Branch, Lexington, Kevin Branch, Buena Vista, Franklin Branch, Buena Vista, Gregory Branch, Buena Vista; one sister, Paula A. Neil, Glasgow; 16 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 1995, at the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jessie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

            Memorial donations should be made to the Rockbridge Area Hospice, P.O. Box 948, Lexington, Va. 24450 or the Glasgow First Aid Crew. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

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GEALS ELIZABETH MEADOWS ALFORD

 

FREE LANCE-STAR

Fredericksburg, VA—14 July 2004

 

            Geals Elizabeth Meadows Alford, born in Affinity West Virginia, died Monday, July 12, 2004 at her home in Fairview Beach [VA] after a long illness. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Stafford and a former member of Pemberton Baptist Church in Pemberton, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman S. Alford, her parents Goldie and Willie Meadows, five brothers and two sisters.

            She is survived by four children, Brenda Sunderlin and her husband, James, of Stafford; Robert Alford and his wife, Gail, of Culpepper; Sandra Sawyer, of Fredericksburg; and Nan Alford, of Fairview Beach. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, three sisters, one brother and many nieces, nephews and friends.

            A memorial service will be held at 7:30 P.M., Thursday, July 15 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.... The family will receive friends at a reception immediately following the service.

            An additional memorial service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, July 17 at Pemberton Baptist Church in Pemberton, West Virginia.... Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

            Memorials may be made to Mary Washington Hospice, 2300 Fall Hill Ave. Suite 210, Fredericksburg, VA. 22401.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geals Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 1 June 1926, last residence King George, King George Co., VA.

 

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GLADYS ADAMSON ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS-RECORD

Harrisonburg, Rockingham, VA—5 February 2007

 

            Gladys Adamson Alford, 84, of Dayton, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her home.

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 29, 1922, in Onego, W.Va., and was a daughter of the late Bruce and Opal Sites Adamson.

            She lived her early life in Onego, W.Va. and the majority of her life in Dayton, where she graduated from Dayton High School.

            Survivors include two sons, Robert R. Alford of Dayton, and Steven B. Alford of Louisa; a daughter, Susan B. Carter of Grottoes; a brother, Jim Adamson of Rockledge, Fla.; two sisters, who were also caregivers, Doris Marquess of Dayton and Naomi Spencer of College Park, Md.; 11 grandchildren, including Gary E. Tolliver, whom she raised; 10 great-grandchildren; and caregiver, Mike Marquess, of Dayton.

            The funeral will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at the Dayton Cemetery.

            The family will receive friends from 7-8 this evening at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Bridgewater Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812, or Holly Grove Rescue Squad, 155 Factory Hill Road, Bumpass, VA 23024.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys A. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Dayton, Rockingham Co., VA.

 

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GLENDA ALFORD MOTLEY

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—11 December 2006

 

BASKERVILLE—Motley, Mrs. Glenda Alford, 57, a Mecklenburg County school system substitute teacher, wife of John Samuel Motley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenda A. Motley (SS# issued in VA) was born 22 Nov 1949, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her mother, Courtney Moody Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GRACE MARIAH MINOR ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—31 January 1998

 

WINCHESTER—Mrs. Grace Mariah Minor Alford, an Earth Angel, returned home onJan. 29, 1998.

            She is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her husband, Ruel Jean Alford Jr.; four daughters, Ellen, Kathy, Beth, and Becky; two sisters; seven brothers and sisters-in-law; three sons-in-law; seven grandchildren and those blessed enough to know her.

            The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1 in Loudoun Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held immediately following.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 202 North Washington St., Winchester, Va. 22601; or the Living Memorial Fund at First Presbyterian Church, 116 South Loudoun St., Winchester, Va. 22601. Friends and family from Williamsburg are encouraged to donate to the building fund of the James River Baptist Church (her church home from 1930-1955), 4931 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23188.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 13 March 1930, last residence Winchester, VA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ruel Jean Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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GRACIE ALFORD PUGH BURKS

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—20 December 2002

 

            Burks, Gracie Alford Pugh, 71, of Natural Bridge, died Thursday, December 19, 2002 in the Heritage Hall Nursing Home, Lexington. Mrs. Burks was born on December 8, 1931 in Rockbridge Co. and was a daughter of the late Lirty Forest Alford and Daisy Blair Camden Alford. She was a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church and was retired from the Rockbridge Co. School System.

            She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Lee Pugh and John Hunter Burks; and a brother, Jerry W. Alford. Mrs. Burks is survived by one son, Pat Pugh and wife Dawn, Natural Bridge; one daughter, Rebecca P. Tollison and husband Chris of Tennessee; two sisters, Iris A. Figgers, Mt. Sidney, Mildred A. Gilmore, Glasgow; and two brothers, John R. Alford, Lynchburg, James Lewis Alford, Natural Bridge.

            Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2002 at the Harrison Funeral Chapel with Rev. Brenda Grooms officiating. Burial will follow in the Rockbridge Memorial Gardens. Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Daisy Blair Camden Alford; and her sister Iris Madeline Alford Figgers in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gracie 1931 VA1, Lirty Forest 1901 VA2, George Michael 1885 VA3, William A. 1855 VA4, Robert 1828 VA5.

 

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GREGORY LEE ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—9 July 2002

 

            Alford, Gregory Lee, 29, of Wytheville, died Saturday, July 6, 2002. Funeral 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Chapel in Wytheville. Visitation Tuesday from 6 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

 

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Source unknown—included in his Find A Grave memorial

Wythe Co., VA—_____ July 2002

 

            Gregory Lee Alford, age 29, of Wytheville, Virginia., died Saturday, July 6, 2002, in the Wythe County Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cara Lynn; and paternal grandparents, Arthur and Nora Alford. He is survived by: his wife and unborn child - Marsha Compton Alford of Wytheville, VA.; parents - Dennis and Brenda Alford of Max Meadows, VA.; brother - Brad Alford of Max Meadows, VA; maternal grandparents - Vivian “Mutt” and Eula Fink of Max Meadows, VA.; special aunt - Rachel Fink of Max Meadows, VA.; two other aunts - Peggy Akers of Roanoke, VA., and Marie Armbrister of Max Meadows, VA.; uncle - David Fink of Max Meadows, VA.; and several other family members and friends.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2000, at 8:00 pm at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville, with the Rev. Randy Morris and the Rev. Richard Lindamood officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 11:00 am at the West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home Tuesday, from 6:00 pm until service time. Barnett Funeral Home in Wytheville, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gregory L. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 7 Dec 1972, last residence Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.

 

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GRIFFIN N. ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—29 November 2002

 

            Griffin N. Alford of South Hill died November 28, 2002.

            Survived by his wife, Dorothy R. Alford; two daughters, Rose Lewis and Patricia Jeffress, both of South Hill; three sisters, Julia Robertson of Warrenton, N.C., Lois Morgan of South Hill and Sally Alford of Tarboro, N.C.; four brothers, Genie Alford of Wake Forest, N.C., Lawrence Alford of Richmond, Ray Alford of Philadelphia, Pa., and Henry Alford of Greenville, S.C.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.

            Service 2 p.m. Saturday at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home. Interment Crestview Memorial Park. Visitation Friday 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences to crowderhitecrews.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Griffin N. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 6 July 1926, last residence South Hill, Mecklenburg Co., VA.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Julia Viola Alford Robertson and Lynwood Thomas Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

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HARRIET ALFORD BASHAM

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Tuesday, 28 December 1999

 

            Basham, Harriet Alford, “Sis,” of Troutville, passed away December 27, 1999 after a long battle with Alzheimers disease. Harriet was born July 14, 1933 in Lexington, Va., a daughter of the late William Samuel and Irisha Camden Alford of Glasgow. She was predeceased by her three brothers and two sisters-in-law, William S. and Marian Alford, of Lexington, Va., and Calvin “Bunky” and Nancy Alford of Tazewell, and Hampton S. Alford of Columbia, S.C.

            Harriet was an active member and retired organist at the Trinity Church of the Brethren in Troutville. She was well known in the community for her services as a teller at NationsBank, Sovran Bank, and The First National Bank in Troutville and Daleville. She volunteered her time for the American Cancer Society and Weekday Religious Education.

            She is survived by her husband, Charles David Basham, Troutville, Va.; two daughters, Dr. Sharon B. Harris, Copper Hill, Va., Davida B. Harris, Roanoke, Va.; three sons, David Brian Basham,Troutville, Va., Barry Neal Basham, Manassas, Va., and Charles William “Billy” Basham, Roanoke, Va.; three grandchildren, Erin Camden Basham, Richmond, Va., Drew Elizabeth Basham, Salem, Va., and John David Basham, Manassas, Va. She is also survived by a brother and sisters-in-law, Alex and Mary Todt, Bristol, Va., Lucille B. Hitt, Salem, Va., and Barbara Alford, Columbia, S.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Harriet is also survived by many beloved friends including Lois Firestone, Edna Bolton, Carl and Margarete Snyder, and Margaret Henderson of the Trinity Community.

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 1999 at the Trinity Church of the Brethren.... Interment will follow in the Trinity Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Rader Funeral Home, Daleville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harriett A. Basham (SS# issued in VA), last residence Troutville, Botetourt Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her brother Calvin F. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Harriet 1933 VA1, William Samuel 1903 VA2, George Michael 1885 VA3, William A. 1855 VA4, Robert 1828 VA5.

 

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HELEN JACKSON ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Wednesday, 28 May 2008

 

            Helen Jackson Alford, 88, longtime resident of Austinville, Va., (Poplar Camp Community), died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Pulaski Health and Rehab Center where she has resided for the last several years. She was born in Wythe County to the late Edmond R. and Lockey S. Jackson.

            In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Alford; infant son, Jimmy Alford; and brothers, Herman L. Jackson, Edmond R. Jackson Jr. and Harold E. Jackson. Mrs. Alford is survived by two nieces and spouse, Jacqueline and George Cregger, of Austinville, and Patricia H. Patton, of Hudson, Ohio; two nephews and spouses, Herman (H.L., Jr.) and Kathleen Jackson, of Roanoke, Va., and Gerald and Brenda Jackson, of Knoxville, Tenn.; several great and great-great nieces and nephews and cousins; and many lifelong special friends.

             She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2008, at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Waller, the Rev. Earnest Chinault and the Rev. David Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the Bethany United Methodist Church, c/o David Rudy, 1184 Lead Mines Road, Austinville, Va. 24312. The family extends our sincere thanks to the staff at Pulaski Health and Rehab and Pulaski Community Hospital for their compassion and loving care over the past several years. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 9 Jan 1920, last residence Austinville, Wythe Co., VA.

 

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HOWARD LEE ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Thursday, 2 June 2011

 

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Howard Lee Alford, 87, died on Monday, May 30, 2011.

            He was a native of Thomasville, N.C., and had been a Peninsula resident since 1957. Howard and his wife, Ellry, owned and operated a beauty salon in Newport News for 30 years. He also served in the U.S. Army and was an avid skeet shooter in his younger days.

            Howard was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Ellry Alford; a sister, Maxine Mir; and a brother, Jack M. Alford.

            Survivors include a daughter, Janet Carpini of Newport News; a granddaughter, Heather Carpini of Tampa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

            At Mr. Alford’s request there will be no services.

            Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard L. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 Oct 1923, last residence Newport News, VA.

 

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HYACINTH “HEIDI” SIVILLS POWELL HOLTON ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—13 December 1997

 

            Hyacinth (Heidi) Sivills Alford, 91, of Richmond, formerly of Norfolk and Williamsburg, died December 11, 1997. She was a native of Camden County, NC and was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Adelaide Williams Sivills.

            She was predeceased by three husbands, Frank Anderson Powell, John Floyd Holton and Ruel Jurusha Alford; two sons, Frank Anderson Powell Jr. and William Carl Holton; a sister, Lucille Sivills Edwards.

            She is survived by a daughter, Beatrice P. Byrd, of Richmond; a son, Robert G. Holton, of Southaven, MS; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four step- sons; one stepdaughter; a nephew; four great-nieces; two great-nephews.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Cambridge Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a charity of your choice. Woody Funeral Home, Parham Chapel, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hyacinth S. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 12 Nov 1906, last residence Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her third husband’s son Ruel Jean Alford in this compilation.

 

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INEZ BACKUS ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—11 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Departed this life July 8, 1997, Deaconess Inez Backus Alford, of 1215 Wallace St. She is survived by a devoted daughter, Antionette Anderson; devoted son, Mark J. Alford; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Henry Backus of N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; three sisters-in-law; two adopted daughters, Blanche Taylor Whitaker and E. Glenna Hunter; other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Saturday 11 a.m. 5th Baptist Church, 1415 W. Cary St., where remains will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time. Rev. Earl Brown, Pastor, officiating. Interment Riverview Cemetery. Family, friends and organizations assemble at the church 10:45 a.m. Saturday.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—9 July 1997

 

            Alford, Mrs. Inez Backus, of 1215 Wallace St., widow of Emmett Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 17 Dec 1905, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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IRIS MADELINE ALFORD FIGGERS

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—2 January 2010

 

            Iris Madeline (Alford) Figgers, 82, of Mt. Sidney, Va., beloved wife for 61 years of Robert L. Figgers, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg. She was born December 2, 1927 in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Lirty Forest and Daisy Blair (Camden) Alford. She attended Augusta Stone Presbyterian Church.

            In addition to her husband, family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert F. and Sylvia Figgers of Katy, Texas and William L. and Cindy Figgers of Fredericksburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Iris Dawn and John Cox of Gainesville, and Nancy B.F. and Steve Payne of Fairfax; two brothers, John R. Alford of Lynchburg and James L. Alford of Natural Bridge; a sister, Mildred Gilmore of Glasgow; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

             She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry W. Alford and a sister, Gracie A. Burks.

            A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, January 4, 2010 in the Henry Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Thornrose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2010. Memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Inc., P. O. Box 937, Verona, Va., 24482 or to a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Daisy Blair Camden Alford; and her sister Gracie Alford Pugh Burks in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Iris Madeline 1927 VA1, Lirty Forest 1901 VA2, George Michael 1885 VA3, William A. 1855 VA4, Robert 1828 VA5.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—2 November 1911

 

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 1—James Alford, of this city, 21 years old, a brakeman on the Winston-Salem division of the Norfolk and Western Railway, fell off a train today about one mile from Rocky Mount, N.C., and suffered injuries from which he died within an hour. His body was brought to Roanoke.

 

AAFA NOTES: We cannot identify this James Alford.

 

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JAMES CLYDE ALFORD, SR.

 

RICHLANDS NEWS-PRESS

Richlands, Tazewell Co., VA—Tuesday, 6 December 2005

 

            James Clyde Alford, Sr., 65, of Patterson, died Dec. 3 at Clinch Valley Medical Center following an extended illness.

            Born in Whitesville, WV, he was the son of the late William Clayton and Barbara Ruth McNely Alford.

            He had been a resident of Buchanan County for several years, was a former employee for Jewell Coal and Coke with 12-years of service and was a disabled coal miner. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was of the Baptist faith.

            Survivors: wife, Ellen Gibson Alford; sons, Curtis Alford and James Alford, Jr., both of Richlands [VA], William James Alford and Johnny Earl Alford, both of Berea, OH; daughters, Patricia Ann Matney of Grundy [VA], Tonya Lynn Ensign of Brook Park, OH; sisters, Rosa Lee Howard of Cleveland, OH, Dianna Cooper of Tazewell [VA]; brothers, Larry Scott Alford of Jonesville [VA], Jerry Wayne Alford of Ravenna, OH; and seven grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel....

            Burial will follow in the Gibson Cemetery on Compton Mountain-Gibson Ridge Road, near Pilgrims Knob....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James C. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 23 Feb 1940, last residence Oakwood, Buchanan Co., VA.

            We included the obituary of his grandmother Viola Thompson Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

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

            His lineage: James Clyde 1940 WV1, William Clayton 1914 WV2, James Samuel 1864 WV3, James 1825 VA4, James 1795 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—19 September 2003

 

            Died September 17, 2003, James E. Alford, 116 E. Roanoke Street. Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Notice later.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James E. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 9 May 1947, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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JAMES W. ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—16 October 1997

 

PORTSMOUTH—James W. Alford, 97, of Beverly Manor Convalescent Home. died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1997. A funeral will be at noon Monday in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Rogers Funeral Home is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do list his death.

 

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JANE ALFORD SIMS

Sister of Steve A. Alford Jr., AAFA #0190, Joyce Alford Vorman, AAFA #0251, and Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl, AAFA #0252

 

NEWS & ADVANCE

Lynchburg, VA—16 May 2011

 

            Jane Alford Sims, 87, of Lynchburg, died Saturday, May 14, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late John H. Sims Jr.

            Jane was born Oct. 19, 1923, in Orange, Texas, a daughter of the late Steve A. Alford and Joyce Powell Alford. She honorably served her country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Lynchburg Kiwanis Club, served on the Board of Directors with the Virginia Seniors Golf Association and worked as vice president with Sims Wholesale.

            Mrs. Sims is survived by a daughter, Leslie S. Pelton, and her husband, George, of Suffolk; a son, John Sims, and his wife, Peggy, of Goodview; a daughter, Lauren S. Miller, and husband, Ben, of Texas; a son, William J. “Jut” Sims, of Lynchburg; a sister, Joyce Vorman, of Massachussetts; a sister-in-law, Kate Alford, of Louisana, seven grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Columbarium, with the Rev. Dennis Roberts officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

            In lieu of flowers, please consider making memorial contributions to the New Vista School “Athletic Department”; or to a charity of your choice.

            Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. (434) 237-9424. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Columbarium, Lynchburg, VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Harwell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jane A. Sims (SS# issued in AZ), last residence Suffolk, VA.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Steve A. Alford Sr.; and brother Steve A. Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries; sister Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl in Arizona Obituaries; and sister Joyce Alford Vorman in Massachusetts Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Jane 1923 TX1, Steve A. 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JANET W. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 8 October 2006

 

            Janet W. Alford of Springfield [Fairfax Co.], VA passed away October 5, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Susan A. Crosby; son, James R. Alford; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Family will receive friends Wednesday, October 11 from 12 Noon until time of service 1 p.m. at Demaine Springfield-Annandale Funeral Chapel, Backlick & Edsall Rds., Springfield, VA. Interment will follow at Fairfax Memorial Park...

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janet Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 1 Dec 1916.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leonard B. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEAN PARKER KEEN ALFRED

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Tuesday, 12 July 2011

 

 

            Jean Parker Keen Alfred, 78, of Altavista, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Gretna Healthcare Center. She was born on Thursday, April 6, 1933, in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Christopher Silas Keen Sr. and Ruth Johnson Keen Mitchell. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Blankenship; a brother, Christopher Silas Keen Jr.; and great-grandsons, Logan Michael and Jordan Mitchell Kidd. She was owner and operator of Vista Florist and and was a member of Central Baptist Church.

            Surviving is her husband, Roy Francis Alfred; her children, Rebecca Kidd and her “favorite” son-in-law, Mike, and Robert Mitchell Jr. and wife, Yvonne, all of Altavista; five grandchildren, John Kidd and wife, Nichole, of Panama City, Fla., Heather Cofflin and husband, Jessie, of Evington, Stephanie Koren and husband, Nick, Brooke Austin and husband, Marty, and Chris Mitchell; and seven greatgrandchildren, Jessica, Grace and Hunter Cofflin, Madeline, Spencer and Turner Austin, and Parker Koren.

            The family requests those wishing to make memorials to consider Liberty Hospice, 500 Piney Forest Road, Suite A, Danville, VA 24540.

            Funeral Services will be held at the graveside at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, with the Rev. Wayne Murphy officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Huddleston, 540-297-4966.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean K. Alfred (SS# issued in VA), last residence Altavista, Campbell Co., VA.

 

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JEANNE SABINA HIGGINS ALFORD

Wife of William Joseph “Joe” Alford Jr., AAFA #0088

Mother of William Joseph Alford III, AAFA #0144, and Stephen Michael Alford, AAFA #0536

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Saturday, 23 August 2003

 

HAMPTON—Jeanne Sabina Higgins Alford, 77, left for Heaven, Aug. 22, 2003. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Benjamin Brand, and her daughter-in-law, Cheri Alford.

            Jeanne was a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker and servant of God. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Portsmouth (now St. Paul’s) and a faithful member and volunteer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Buckroe for 45 years.

            She is survived by her devoted husband and mate of 58 years, William J. Alford Jr.; her sons, Joe Alford of Yorktown [AAFA #0144], Thomas J. Alford of Hampton and Stephen M. Alford of Niceville, Fla. [AAFA #0536], and her beloved daughter, Bonnie Alford-Restaino of Suffolk; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister, Loretta Fleming of Pittsburgh, Pa.

            A Christian Wake Service will be conducted 7 p.m. Wednesday at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton…. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church…. Arrangements are being provided by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Drive in Hampton.

 

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THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Sunday, 24 August 2003

 

HAMPTON—Jeanne Sabina Higgins Alford, 77, left for heaven Aug. 22, 2003. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Benjamin Brand and her daughter-in-law, Cheri Alford.

            Jeanne was a much beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homemaker and servant of God. She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in Portsmouth (now St. Paul’s) and a faithful member and volunteer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Buckroe for 45 years.

            She is survived by her devoted husband and mate of 58 years, William J. Alford Jr.; her sons, Joe Alford of Yorktown, Thomas J. Alford of Hampton and Stephen M. Alford of Niceville, Fla.; and her beloved daughter, Bonnie Alford-Restaino of Suffolk; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Loretta Fleming of Pittsburgh, Pa.

            A Christian wake will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Drive, Hampton.... A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanne H. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 27 Nov 1925, last residence Hampton, VA.

            See the obituary of her husband, William Joseph “Joe” Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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JESSIE LOUISE ALFORD BLALOCK

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—27 June 2006

 

            Jessie Louise Alford Blalock, 74, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away on Friday, June 16, 2006, at her home.

            Jessie was born in Spring Hill, W.Va., on April 7, 1932, a daughter of the late Elvin Samuel and Thelma Lee Polhamus Alford. She was a registered nurse with Princess Anne Family Practice, member of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church, Agape Class- Sunday school class, Norfolk United Methodist Ministers Spouses, Cape Henry Woman’s Club, and Women of Wesleyan. She graduated from Charleston General School of Nursing in 1952.

            She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Blalock Pearman and spouse, Steven, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Nancy Blalock Bloebaum and spouse, Scott, of Cary, N.C.; her son, Douglas Kenneth Blalock of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Elvin ‘Junior’ Alford of St. Albans, and Curtis Alford of South Charleston; daughter-in-law, Darcie Blalock of Herndon, Va.; and six grandchildren, Kyle Blalock, Blake Blalock, Brenna Blalock, Morgan Pearman, Elena Joy Bloebaum, and Adam Bloebaum.

            In addition to her parents, Jessie was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Charles Blalock in 2000; a son, Michael Blalock; and a brother, Ray Alford.

            Funeral service was held Saturday, June 24, at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. Interment was held in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jessie L. Blalock (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Virginia Beach, VA.

            We included the obituaries of her brother Ray Edwin Alford in the Ohio Obituaries compilation; and her grandparents Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford in the West Virginia Obituaries compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Ray Edwin 1942 WV1, Elvin Samuel 1903 WV2 Columbus Jackson 1866 WV3, George Washington 1837 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JESSIE E. McHARGUE ALFORD

Mother of Marion E. “Mike” Alford, AAFA #0004

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—22 October 1997

 

PORTSMOUTH—Jessie McHargue Alford, 97, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1997, in Maryview Medical Center.

            She was a native of Marion County, Fla., and was the widow of William D. Alford. She was also predeceased by two sons, Carl L. Alford and Arthur D. Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a devout Christian and served in numerous leadership positions in the Methodist Church of Scanlon and Perry, Fla. After moving to Virginia, she united with the First Church of the Nazarene in Portsmouth, where she followed a similar path, serving as a teacher of a Bible class, president of the Missionary Society and member of the church board.

            Survivors include a daughter, Ouida Alford Whitehurst of Portsmouth; a son, M.E. Alford of Portsmouth; two sisters, Mildred McHargue Day of Quincy, Fla., and Lena McHargue Bush of Quitman, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Carla Chapman, Gwen Ferguson, Sandi Boutwell, Richard Alford, Andrew Alford, Teresa Whitehurst and David Whitehurst; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in Greenlawn Mausoleum Chapel by the Revs. Ron Rice and Kenneth Rice. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Student Scholarship Fund, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tenn. 37210.

 

Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Chesapeake, VA—www.findagrave.com

Photo taken by Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie E. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 4 Aug 1900, last residence Portsmouth, VA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Ouida Lucille Alford Whitehurst in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Carl LaVerne Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: William D. 1893 NC1, William Franklin 1863 NC2, unknown3, Samuel 1812 SC4.

 

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JOHN DEXTER “J.D.” ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Friday, 17 June 2011

 

            John Dexter (J.D.) Alford, 73, of Wytheville, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011. He was the son of the late Walter and Ellen Burnette Alford. He was retired from Sprint Telephone Company in Wytheville, a United States Air Force Veteran, and a lifetime member of the Wythe County Rescue Squad. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #9 and a member of West End United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Jean Hall.

            He is survived by his wife, Janice P. Alford, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Martin Biller, of Wytheville; sons and daughter-in-law, Marty and Judy Alford, of Christiansburg, John M. “Mike” Alford and partner, Betsy Perkins, of Max Meadows; brother, Walter R. Alford Jr., of Max Meadows; grandchildren and spouse, John Michael Alford Jr., of Pulaski, Makayla K. Biller, and Chloe G. Biller, both of Wytheville, and Jessica A. and Brian Hudson, of Christiansburg; and greatgrandchildren, Jacob M. Alford, Austin B. Umberger, and Hunter Reid Hudson.

            Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011, in the West End United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Rick Lindamood and the Rev. Ann Blair with the interment in the West End Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until service time. American Legion Post #9 will conduct Military Graveside Rites. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West End United Methodist Church or to the Wythe County Rescue Squad. Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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WYTHEVILLE ENTERPRISE

Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA—Saturday, 18 June 2011

 

            John Dexter “J.D.” Alford, 73, of Wytheville died Thursday, June 16, 2011. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. at West End United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rick Lindamood and Ann Blair officiating. Interment will be in West End Cemetery with American Legion Post 9 conducting graveside military rites.

            He was retired from Sprint Telephone Co. in Wytheville. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a lifetime member of the Wythe County Rescue Squad. He was a member of American Legion Post 9 and West End United Methodist Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Ellen Burnette Alford; and a sister, Gloria Jean Hall.

            Survivors include his wife, Janice P. Alford of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Alicia and Martin Biller of Wytheville; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Marty and Judy Alford of Christiansburg, and John M. “Mike” Alford and partner Betsy Perkins of Max Meadows; a brother, Walter R. Alford Jr. of Max Meadows; grandchildren and spouses, John Michael Alford Jr. of Pulaski, Makayla K. Biller and Chloe G. Biller, both of Wytheville, and Jessica and Brian Hudson of Christiansburg; and great-grandchildren, Jacob M. Alford, Austin B. Umberger and Hunter Reid Hudson.

            Memorial donations may be made to West End United Methodist Church or the Wythe County Rescue Squad. Grubb Funeral Home in Wytheville is in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John D. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 7 Nov 1937, last residence Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ellen Mae Burnett Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Dexter 1937 VA1, Walter Robert 1912 VA2, John W. 1871 IN3, Isaac 1826 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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JOHN GEORGE ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Monday, 18 August 2003

 

            John George Alford, 55, passed away on August 16, 2003. He is survived by his father, John William; his brothers, Patrick and Tony; various relatives; and best friends, Neil Spicer and Billy Marshall, and their families.

            Burial arrangements will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Leukemia Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John G. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 17 May 1948, last residence not listed.

 

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JOHN W. ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Sunday, 2 October 2005

 

            John W. Alford, 84, formerly of Richmond, passed away September 29, 2005. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara S. Alford. He is survived by two sons and several grandchildren; stepdaughter and her husband, Judith F. and Frank J. Wilkins.

            The family will receive friends at the Bliley Funeral Homes’ Staples Mill Chapel, 8510 Staples Mill Rd., Sunday (today), 4 to 6 p.m. Graveside services will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m. at Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association—Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Rd., Suite 130, Glen Allen, Va. 23060.

           

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 12 Nov 1920, last residence Blackstone, Nottoway Co., VA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Barbara Smith Alford, in this compilation; she died 3 days before John’s death.

 

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JOYCE BLAZZARD ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—5 September 2002

 

            Joyce B. Alford died Sunday, September 1, 2002. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Lee Alford; and a son, John Lee Alford. Survivors include her son, James B. Alford and his wife, Charlotte; a sister, Dorene Hunt; a brother, Theron Ray Blazzard; and John’s daughter, Sarah. Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 8005 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, with interment to follow at 12 noon at Quantico National Cemetery. Arrangements by the Atlee Chapel, Woody Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce B. Alford (SS# issued in UT) was born 22 July 1926, last residence Richmond, Henrico Co., VA.

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

 

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JUANITA PELLERIN ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Tuesday, 12 August 2008

 

            Juanita P. Alford (Age 52) On Sunday August 10, 2008 at her home in Sterling, VA of lung cancer. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Billy Ray Alford of Sterling, VA; son, Jeremy Alford of Sterling, VA; daughter, Alanna Bourgeois; son-in-law, Jared; three grandchildren, Dominic Alexander, Sophie Layne and Sydney Claire of Leesburg, VA; two sisters, Linda P. Arceneaux of Rayne, LA and Kathy P. Fruge of Sterling, VA; and two half-brothers, Patrick Pellerin of Rayne, LA and Mitchell Pellerin of Mamou, LA.

            Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 13 from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Adams-Green Funeral Home, ( www.adamsgreen.com ), 721 Elden Street, Herndon, VA. The Funeral Mass and burial will be in Rayne, LA. Gossen‘s Funeral Home (gossenfuneralhome.net) in Rayne, LA, is in charge of the final arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Juanita‘s name to the St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital.

 

DAILY ADVERTISER

Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, LA—15 August 2008

 

[A nearly identical article and photo were published in the Rayne Acadian-Tribune, Rayne, Acadia Parish, LA, on 12 August 2008.]

 

 

RAYNE—Juanita P. Alford, 52, surrounded by her family at her home in Sterling, VA, died on August 10, after a three year battle with lung cancer.

            Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother (MeMe) and friend, she is survived by her husband of 33 years, Billy Ray Alford of Sterling, VA, son Jeremy Alford of Sterling, VA, daughter Alanna Bourgeois, son-in-law Jared and three grandchildren Dominic Alexander, Sophie Layne, and Sydney Claire of Leesburg, VA, two sisters Linda P. Arceneaux of Rayne, LA, and Kathy P. Fruge of Sterling, VA, and two half-brothers Patrick Pellerin of Rayne, LA, and Mitchell Pellerin of Mamou, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Yolande B. Pellerin and Freddie J. Pellerin.

            A native of Rayne, LA, and a 1974 graduate of Rayne High School, Juanita enlisted in the United State Air Force after high school and served proudly and honorably as a Security Police Officer for 20 years. During this time, she was stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base (LA), Kadena Air Base (Japan), Malmstrom Air Force Base (MT), Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (SC), Florennes Air Base (Belgium), Soesterberg Air Base (Netherland), and Nellis Air Force Base (NV). When she began her Air Force career, Juanita had the distinction of being one of only a few women serving as a Security Police Officer. Over the course of her career, she earned a number of commendations, including the two of which she was most proud, the Air Force Meritorious Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters. At the time of her retirement, she held the rank of Master Sergeant.

            In 1994, Juanita and her family returned to Rayne so that her two children could complete their high school educations in her home town. During her return to Rayne, she enjoyed a successful career at Robichaux Furniture in Layafette. In 1997, Juanita and Bill relocated to Sterling, VA, to begin new careers as federal employees. Juanita served seven years as a Federal Police Officer at the Smithsonian Institution and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Bill is currently employed at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

            The family will receive friends at the Gossen Funeral Home (www.gossenfuneralhome.net), 504 N Polk Street, in Rayne, LA, on Friday, August 15, from 11:30 am—10:00 pm and on Saturday, August 16, from 8 am until the time of the funeral. Following a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rayne at 10:00 am, internment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, II.

            Pallbearers include her nephews John Craig Arceneaux, Scott Arceneaux, Chad Arceneaux, Joseph C. Arceneaux, II, and Steven Arceneaux and her cousin Darrell Alleman. Honorary pallbearer is Patrick Sarsfield. Participants at the Funeral Mass include her close friends Myrtis Haure and Colleen Guidry, her nieces Aimee Arceneaux and Andre Arceneaux and her grandson Dominic Bourgeois.

            On August 13, a viewing was held at the Adams-Green Funeral Home (www.adamsgreen.com) in Herndon, VA.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Juanita’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, her most loved and treasured charity.

            Arrangements have been entrutsted to Gossen Funeral Home Inc. of Rayne, LA (337) 334-3141.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 10 Dec 1955, last residence Sterling, Loudoun Co., VA.

 

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KAREN GAIL WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Saturday, 26 June 2010

 

 

            Karen Gail Williams Alford, 51, of Cloverdale, Va., and formerly of Kingsport, Tenn., passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010. Karen was preceded in death by her father, Glendon E. Williams; and is survived by her husband, Hoyt B. Alford III; daughter, Kaitlin A. Alford; her mother, Betty L. Williams; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Charlie Becker; niece, Kelley; and nephew, Mathew.

            Karen was a lover of animals, the underdog, and a wonderful friend and mother. We miss you and will see you later.

            A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 2010, at Oakey’s East Chapel with Pastor Michael DuVal officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday prior to the memorial service at the funeral home. The family request memorials be made to the Operation Smile, 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, Va. 23509. Arrangements by Oakey’s East Chapel and Crematory, 540-977-3909.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karen G. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 Aug 1958, last residence not listed.

 

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KENNETH T. ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Friday, 19 March 2010

 

 

HAMPTON—Kenneth T. Alford was born on Sept. 23, 1951, and departed his earthly life on March 16, 2010.

            His parents were the late Jessie Bradley and James H. Alford, Sr. His early years were spent in South Carolina and in Pennsylvania. He attended Morris Brown College in Sumter, S.C. In 1973, Kenneth moved to Hampton, Va., and resided until our heavenly father called him home. He worked for many years at Sentara Hospital in Hampton. Kenneth was an active member of St. Paul AME Church in Newport News, Va., and often chaired activities at the Church.

            Kenneth’s immediate family includes his three brothers and one sister. His older brother, James H. Alford Jr. preceded him in death, as did his oldest sister, Dora.

            His surviving siblings are Vern (Darlene) Alford of Frederica, Del., Clayton Alford, Marvin Alford, both of Valley Stream, N.Y., and his devoted sister, Janette Alford of York, Pa. His extended family is too numerous to name, but additional relatives include eight nieces and nephews, six aunts and two uncles and numerous cousins.

            The family wants to convey their appreciation to everyone who has befriended Kenneth and supported him throughout his long illness. Your acts of kindness will forever be treasured by the Alford family. The family asks for your prayers and thoughts in their hour of bereavement.

            Funeral services will be held noon Saturday, March 20, 2010, at St. Paul AME Church, 2500 Chestnut Ave., N.N., Va., with Pastor White, officiating. Mr. Alford will be sent to Job’s Mortuary, Sumter, S.C., for services and burial.

            In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org.

            Funeral services entrusted to Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be sent to www.cookebros.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kenneth T. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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LAWRENCE JOSEPH ALFORD, JR.

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—1 April 2003

 

            Lawrence Joseph Alford Jr., of Crescent Road, died March 26, 2003. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Vine Oak Cemetery, Edenton [Chowan Co., NC]. Rowsom Funeral Home, Edenton, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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LELIA NORMENT WILLS ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Sunday, 10 August 2003

 

PORTSMOUTH—Lelia Wills Alford, 92, died Aug. 9, 2003.

            She was a native of Portsmouth and a member of Windsor Baptist Church. Lelia was a retired registered nurse for Norfolk General Hospital and was a member of American Nurses Association.

            Ms. Alford was predeceased by her husband, Donald N. Alford. Survivors include a daughter, Emily A. Park; a sister, Emily W. Harrell; a brother, John Godfrey Wills; and three grandchildren, Catherine Riddick, Leonard Riddick Jr. and John Park Jr.

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m Tuesday in Olive Branch Cemetery.... The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel....

 

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From her Find A Grave memorial

By her daughter Emily Alford Park

 

Christian

Active, lifelong member of the Southern Baptist Church.

Graduate of Kings Daughters Nursing School

Registered Nurse for 45 years

Wife of Donald Nathan Alford (1943–)

Mother of Mary Lynne Alford (1945–1945) and Emily Corrine Alford Park (1953–)

Grandmother to schoolteacher Catherine Elizabeth Riddick (1974–) and Senior Airman Leonard Ray Riddick, Jr. (1980–)—their one and only “MUH”!!

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lelia W. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 1 Aug 1911, last residence Portsmouth, VA.

 

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LENA JEFFERSON ALFRED

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Tuesday, 29 September 1998

 

            On Sunday, September 27, 1998, at Woodbine Nursing Center, Lena Alfred, devoted mother of Jacqueline Smith, Veronica Dabney, Sandra Proctor, Edward Jr., Michael and Mark Alfred; beloved sister of Julia Hunt, Pinkie Lloyd, Vashti Moore, Margaret Rich and Joseph Jefferson. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three daughters-in-law; three sons-in-law; two sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

            Mrs. Alfred will lie in state at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 2700 S. 19th St., Arlington, VA, on Friday, October 2, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment Pleasant Valley Memorial Park. Arrangements By Chinn-Baker Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lena L. Alfred (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 6 March 1921, last residence Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.

 

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LEONARD B. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—15 February 1989

 

            Leonard B. Alford, 76, a lawyer who had worked for the Veterans Administration for 30 years before retiring in 1975 as a member of its Board of Veterans Appeals, died Feb. 12 of cancer at his home in Springfield.

            He came to the Washington area when he joined the Department of Agriculture in the late 1930s. He joined the Veterans Administration in 1945.

            Mr. Alford was a native of South Carolina and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and the George Washington University law school.

            He was a member of Springfield United Methodist Church. During the 1960s and 1970s, he coached Little League and Babe Ruth League baseball in Springfield.

            Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Janet W. Alford of Springfield; a daughter, Susan A. Crosby of Richmond; a son, James R. Alford of Springfield; a brother, George R. Alford of Ridgeland, S.C.; a sister, Elizabeth Williams of Charlotte, N.C., and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leonard B. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 27 May 1912, last residence Springfield, Fairfax Co., VA.

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

 

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LEONARD EDWARD ALFRED

 

LOUDOUN TIMES-MIRROR

Leesburg, Loudoun Co., VA—Wednesday, 3 November 1999

 

            Leonard Edward Alfred, 70, of Bluemont, died Oct. 25 at home. He was born Jan. 17, 1929, to Stadar and Martha Alfred.

            He is survived by his wife, Lucy B. Alfred; eight brothers, Cecil, Lester, Floyd, Newman, Lawrence, Charles, Kenily, and Roy; and one sister, Elsie.

            A service was Oct. 29 at Hall Funeral Home; interment was at Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Herndon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leonard E. Alfred (SS# issued in VA), last residence Purcellville, Loudoun Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Floyd Russell Alfred and Lester Stoddard Alfred in this compilation.

            This family’s last name evolved from Alford to Alfred.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His ALFRED lineage: Leonard Edward 1929 VA1, Walter Stoddard 1883 VA2, Walter J. 1849 CT3, Ely L. 1796 CT4, Ely ALFRED 1766 CT5, Alexander ALFORD 1741 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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LESTER HERMAN ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—22 October 2000

 

            Lester Herman Alford, of Forest, died Saturday, October 21, 2000.

            He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, E. Neal Alford, and R. Kent and his wife, Jane Morris Alford of Richmond.

            A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fort Hill Memorials Park, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Service (804) 239-2405, 427 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg.

 

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ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—22 October 2000

 

            Alford, Lester Herman, of Forest, died Saturday, October 21, 2000. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; two sons, R. Kent Alford, E. Neal and his wife, Gail Taylor Alford of Moneta.

            A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in Fort Hill Memorials Park, Lynchburg. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Service, 804-239-2405, 427 Graves Mill Rd., Lynchburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lester H. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 28 June 1909, last residence Forest, Bedford Co., VA.

 

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LESTER STODDARD ALFRED

 

CULPEPER STAR-EXPONENT

Culpeper, Culpeper Co., VA—Monday, 13 November 2006

 

            Lester Stoddard Alfred, 89, of Reva [Culpeper Co.], died Sunday, November 12, 2006 at his residence. Lester was born July 16, 1917 in Herndon [Fairfax Co.], to the late Walter Stoddard and Martha Lowe Alfred.

            Lester is survived by his two sons, Lester Dale Alfred and his wife, Dolly of Reva and Wayne Russell Alfred also of Reva; four grandchildren, Ronda and her husband, John Seymour, Lester Dale Alfred Jr. and his wife, Margie, Dennis Alfred and David Alfred; eight great-grandchildren, Jessica, John Jr. and William Seymour, Kyndal, Brandy, Dylan, Katelyn and Kaylee Alfred. Lester is also survived by one sister, Elise Allnut and five brothers, John, Lawrence, Cecil, Charlie and Kinley Alfred.

            In addition to his parents, Lester was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Alfred and one sister, Mary Scott, and five brothers, Walter, Norman, Leonard, Roy and Floyd Alfred.

            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, November 13, at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, at Novum Baptist Church Cemetery, Novum.... Pallbearers named are Samuel Fox, John Paul Woodard, Jr., Joe Ference, Walton Thompson, Mike Tanner, William Henshaw, Randy Henshaw and Oliver Bowles.... Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lester S. Alfred (SS# issued in VA).

            See the obituaries of his brother Floyd Russell Alfred and Leonard Edward Alfred in this compilation.

            This family’s last name evolved from Alford to Alfred.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His ALFRED lineage: Lester Stoddard 1917 VA1, Walter Stoddard 1883 VA2, Walter J. 1849 CT3, Ely L. 1796 CT4, Ely ALFRED 1766 CT5, Alexander ALFORD 1741 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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LEVON ROT’A ALFORD

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Friday, 24 April 2009

 

            Alford, Levon R., of Richmond, departed this life April 18, 2009. He is survived by one daughter, Lanique Alford; his mother, Sheree Alford; his father, Roger Wilson; his paternal grandmother, Phyllis Wilson; one sister; Latoya Alford; one adopted sister, LaVonda Johnson; one brother, Brandon Lunsford; two adopted brothers, LeeVontae Johnson and Charles Christian; four aunts, Wendy Hines and Chiffon, Zena and Horlles Alford; two uncles, Levern Alford and Jeffery Wilson; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends, among them a devoted, Franiqua Brown.

            Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. Funeral Home, 2011 Grayland Avenue, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Rev. Lawrence A. Wilson Sr. officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Online condolences can be made at www.jenkinsjr.com.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—23 April 2009

 

            Alford, Mr. Levon Rot’a, 24, of Richmond, a laborer

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—21 April 2009

 

            Richmond police announced yesterday that they are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the weekend killing of Levon R. Alford. Alford, 24, was shot early Saturday and found shortly after 3 a.m. on a sidewalk in the 00 block of West Marshall Street in the Jackson Ward neighborhood. He later died at VCU Medical Center.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—18 April 2009

 

            Richmond police are investigating a homicide that took place early this morning in the Jackson Ward neighborhood.

            Shortly after 3 a.m., police were called to the 00 block of West Marshall Street, between North Adams and First streets, where they found Levon R. Alford, 24, shot on the sidewalk. Alford, who lived in the 2500 block of Merle Street in Henrico County, was taken to VCU Medical Center, where he died just before 5 a.m.

            Detectives are looking into the possibility of robbery as a motive, police said....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Levon Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 17 Jan 1985, last residence not listed.

 

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LILLIE MYRTLE STONE ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—2 January 2002

 

            Alford, Lillie Myrtle Stone, (Butch), 82, died Saturday, December 29, 2001. Funeral 12 noon Friday at Collins Funeral Home in Bassett [Henry Co., VA].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 15 Apr 1919, last residence Mount Ida, Montgomery Co., AR, and last benefit to Milford, Geary Co., KS.

 

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LINDA CAROL MORICLE ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in The Virginian-Pilot on Sunday, 29 October 2006.]

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Jennings Funeral Home Heritage Chapel

Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home

Virginia Beach, VA—_____ October 2006

 

Linda C. Alford

 

July 9, 1944 – October 26, 2006

 

NORFOLK—Linda Carol Alford, 62 passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 26, 2006.

            Ms. Alford was the daughter of the late Irvin and Emma Grace Moricle. She was a loving and dedicated companion and caregiver to her late aunt, Hazel Miles.

            Ms. Alford worked in the moving business as an office manager for Nester Transfer, OK Moving & Storage and Cook’s Moving. She was a former co-owner of Four Seasons Catering. She was a member of American Business Women’s Association, and had volunteered for Azalea Little League. She had a passion for life and will be deeply missed by those she touched with her kindness and thoughtful gestures. Although her mobility became limited, she never let it stop her from being a powerful presence in church or the lives of others. Carol loved to celebrate life’s special occasions and milestones with friends and family. She never met a stranger and passed that wonderful trait on to both of her children.

            Survivors include a son, Jerry F. Alford and his wife, Mary Lou of Chesapeake, VA; a daughter, Bonnie Helms and her husband Wayne of Lynchburg, VA; a brother, Carl Moricle and his wife, Judy of NC; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, three aunts of NC; and a host of cousins.

            A celebration of her life will be held on Monday, 2:00 p.m. at Ingleside Baptist Church by The Rev. Christopher A. Hassell.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Linda C. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Norfolk, VA.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

 

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LOIS MARIAN CAMPBELL ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Saturday, 14 August 1999

 

            Lois Marian Campbell Alford of Richmond, died Thursday, August 12, 1999 in a local hospital after a long illness. Born in Waynesboro, Va. on January 4, 1922, Mrs. Alford was an avid golfer who was well-known in the Richmond area ladies golf circles. She and her husband, Roy, who predeceased her, were charter members of the Waynesboro Country Club.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter, Alois A. Ellis and her husband, Jack, four children, and three grandchildren; her sons, Roy Alford II (Skip), Thomas D. Alford and his wife, Lynnie and their three children, all of Richmond and Robert P. Alford and his wife, Sharon and their two sons of Chesapeake, Va. She also had a brother, Boyd Campbell and his wife, Rosalind of Hendersonville, N.C.; and sisters-in-law, Norma L. Alford (Bunny) and Helen Beardsworth; and brother-in-law, Dick Beardsworth; plus numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

            Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Charles Morris at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, where she was a member, at 11:30 a.m. Monday, August 16. Interment will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave., Richmond. The family will receive friends at Woodys Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Rd., between 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Linda C. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Richmond, Chesterfield Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Roy William Alford Sr.; and her son Roy William “Skip” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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LORENZO ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—10 January 2003

 

HAMPTON—Lorenzo Alford, husband of Jane Alford, died Jan. 9, 2003. Arrangements by Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorenzo Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Feb 1937, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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LORENZO ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 9 June 2006

 

            On Monday, June 5, 2006 at his home. Lorenzo Alford, husband of Nancy Alford. He is also survived by four brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, 7836 Fordson Rd., Alexandria, VA Saturday, June 10, 2006 from 11 a.m. until time of service at Noon.... Interment with honors in Arlington National Cemetery, June 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. Arrangements by Greene Funeral Home, Alexandria, VA.

 

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WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 9 June 2006

 

            Lorenzo Alford, 70, a retired Army sergeant first class and Defense Department civilian worker, died June 5 at his home in Alexandria. He had cancer.

            Sgt. Alford was born in Clayton, N.C., and served about 20 years in the Army before retiring in the 1970s.

            A combat engineer early on, he served two tours in the Vietnam War. He later worked on the atomic demolition munitions project, a nuclear mine for battlefield use.

            His final active-duty assignment was at Fort Belvoir. His decorations included the Bronze Star and two awards of the Army Commendation Medal.

            After his active-duty retirement, he spent 19 years with the Defense Department and worked with the Army Department on engineering research and development projects.

            He was an American Red Cross volunteer and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Alexandria.

            Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Nancy Young Alford of Alexandria; four brothers; and a sister.

 

Photo from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorenzo Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 25 Oct 1937, last residence Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA.

 

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LULA PETERS ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—27 January 1990

 

ROCKY MOUNT—Mrs. Lula Peters Alford, age 73, of Rt. 5, Rocky Mount, died Thursday, January 25, 1990, in a Roanoke Hospital. She was retired from E.I. Dupont Company and was a member of the Maple Grove United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Denver Edward and Glenda Peters, Rocky Mount; three grandchildren, Brenda, David and Priscilla Peters; one sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Bonnie Quinn, Ferrum; three brothers and sisters-in-law, John Paul and Goldie Peters, Ferrum; Irvin Edward and Ann Peters, Danville; Frank Lester and Ileta Peters, Ferrum; Eva Peters, Ferrum.

            Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Arrington-Bussey Chapel with the Rev. Larry Craddock and the Rev. Bill Doss officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Ferrum. Arrangements are by Arrington-Bussey Funeral Home, Rocky Mount.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula P. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 15 Jan 1917, last residence Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., VA.

 

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MACIE JENNINGS ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—6 March 1995

 

            Alford, Macie Jennings, 82, of Rt. 1, Austinville, the Poplar Camp Community, died Saturday, March 4, 1995 in the Malin Health Care Center in Wytheville. She was born in Carroll County, the daughter of the late Robert Heath and Nora Bowman Jennings. She was a school teacher and a member of the Retired Teacher’s Association, a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Christian Women’s Club and the Senior C itizen’s Club of Bethany. For over forty years she worked with her husband and his brother in the Alford Brothers General Store in Poplar Camp. She also wrote the “Bethany News” column for the Southwest Virginia Enterprise for over forty years and was preceded in death by her husband, Kent K. Alford.

            She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Bill Ward, Montvale, Judith and Joseph Sclafani, Christiansburg; one grandson, Joey Sclafani; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Emmett and Catherine Jennings, Norfolk, Robert and Josephine Jennings, Rt. 1 Austinville; special sisters-in-law, Reta and Bernice Jennings.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at the Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earnest Chinault officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethany Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour before service time. The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

            The family suggests that those who prefer may make memorials to the Bethany United Methodist Church Special Fund. Arrangements by Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Macie J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 17 Sept 1912, last residence Austinville, Wythe Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Marvin Morrell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Kent Kermit 1908 VA1, George Washington 1860 VA2, James Stephen 1831 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD HARPER

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—28 February 2008

 

            Margaret Alford Harper died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008. A native of Spring Hope, N.C., she had been a peninsula resident since 1939. Mrs. Harper was a member of North Riverside Baptist Church, where she enjoyed keeping the nursery.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, H. Ruffin Harper, and a grandson, Ryan W. Kausch.

            Survivors include three children, Janet Parker of Gloucester, Nancy Kausch and her husband, Dave, of Yorktown and David Harper of Boston, Mass.; two grandchildren, Todd Parker of Williamsburg and Sherry Kausch of Charlottesville; and several nieces and nephews.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, at Peninsula Memorial Park with the Rev. Joshua Speight officiating.

            The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the health care unit at The Chesapeake for their care and compassion.

            Memorial contributions may be made to North Riverside Baptist Church, General Fund, 311 Selden Road, Newport News, VA 23606.

            Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret A. Harper (SS# issued in VA) was born 20 Apr 1915, last residence Newport News, VA.

 

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MARGARET COALTER ALLFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—2 October 1991

 

HAMPTON—Margaret Coalter Allford, 74, a native of Hampton and lifelong Peninsula resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 1.

            Mrs. Allford was a member of Victory Baptist Church.

            Survived by a sister, Iola L. Thomas of Hampton; and two grandchildren, Sarran Turlington and Howard L. Normandeau Jr. of Hampton.

            Visitation from 7 to 8:30 tonight at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service at 2 p.m. Thursday in Parklawn Memorial Park by the Rev. Samuel E. Hyde.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Allford (SS# issued in VA) was born 19 Aug 1917, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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MARGARET JUANITA RICHMOND ALFORD SPENCER

 

BLAND COUNTY MESSENGER

Bland, Bland Co., VA—Friday, 17 March 2000

 

            Margaret Juanita Alford, 50, of Max Meadows, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, in the Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

            A memorial service was held Tuesday, March 14, at 2 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Home Chapel in Wytheville....

            She was born in Wythe County, VA, daughter of the late Robert P. and Hattie Wright Richmond.

            She is survived by her husband, Clark Udell Spencer of the home; two daughters, Cindy Tickle of Max Meadows and Rhonda Alford of Wytheville; two sons, Larry Garland of the home and Johnny Garland of Wytheville; four stepdaughters, Jeannie Spencer, Jessie Spencer both of Wytheville, Stacey Spencer and Randa Spencer, both of Pulaski; two stepsons, David Spencer of Wytheville and Nikki Spencer of Pulaski; three sisters, Ruby Moore, Edna Hess, both of Maryland, and Irene Martin of Woodbridge; three brothers, Jack Scott of Piney, John Scott of Maryland and Emory Scott of Bland; and nine grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARGARET M. ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—13 April 1997

 

VIRGINIA BEACH—Margaret M. Alford, 84, of the 3700 block of Sentara Way, died April 11, 1997.

            A retired civil service employee with the Veteran’s Administration, she was a Denver native and a Catholic.

            Survivors include her sister, Mary Fowler of Virginia Beach; two nieces, Anita Priddy of Richmond and Letitia Matter of Virginia Beach; nephew, Bruce McKenna of Virginia Beach; great-nephew, Joe Lang of Charlottesville; and sister-in-law, Aleen McKenna of Virginia Beach.

            A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 1997, in Church of the Holy Family.... Burial will be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret M. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 1 Feb 1913, last residence Virginia Beach, VA.

 

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MARGARET MAE HALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—1 October 1992

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Margaret Mae Halford, 94, a Peninsula resident for 36 years, died Monday, Sept. 28.

            An Ontario, Canada, native, she retired in 1965 as a teacher after nine years with the Hampton school system.

            Mrs. Halford was a member of United Church of Canada.

            Survived by a daughter, Ann English of Newport News; and two sisters, Arthue Ney of Chatham, Ontario, and Louise Swanson.

            Services will be private. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret M. Halford (SS# issued in VA) was born 9 May 1898, last residence Newport News, VA.

 

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MARIAN LEE HOLLIS ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—4 March 1990

 

LEXINGTON—Marian Lee Hollis Alford, age 65, died Friday, March 2, 1990, in Stonewall Jackson Hospital. She was born in Gerrardstown, W.Va., on February 20, 1925. [Dates differ from SSDI.] She was the daughter of the late Joseph William Hollis, Jr., and Cora Lee Morris Hollis. She was the widow of William S. Alford, Jr. She was a member of the Ebenezer A.R.P. Church and was retired from Crestar Bank.

            Surviving are one daughter, Libby A. Griffith, Marion; one brother, Joseph William Hollis, Jr., Lexington; an aunt, Mrs. Nettie Deaver, Lexington; several nieces and nephews and a host of beloved friends.

            Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. from the Harrison Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James M. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday at the Harrison Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marian H. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 31 Jan 1925 and died 3 March 1990, last residence Lexington, VA.

 

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MARIE ALFORD ARMBRISTER

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—6 October 2007

 

            Marie Alford Armbrister, 85, of Max Meadows, Va., died on Thursday, October 4, 2007. Funeral, 3 p.m., Sunday, October 7, 2007 at Locust Hill United Methodist Church. Visitation, 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at the Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie A. Armbrister (SS# issued in VA) was born 27 June 1922, last residence Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.

 

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MARJORIE M. GILDEA ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Wednesday, 2 May 2007

 

            Marjorie M. Gildea Alford (90)—On Monday, April 30, 2007 at her residence; wife of the late Bernard Alford. Marjorie is survived by three brothers; one sister; nine nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call at the Murphy Funeral Home of Arlington, 4510 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA on Wednesday, May 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 3 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes, 24th and St. Ives Sts., Arlington, VA.

            Interment on Friday, May 4 at 12 noon St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Summit Hill, PA.

 

In another article:

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 4 May 2007

 

            Marjorie Gildea Alford, 90, who spent 30 years with the Navy Department before retiring as a budget analyst in 1972, died April 30 at her home in Arlington [VA]. She had kidney failure.

            In her Navy work, Mrs. Alford reviewed program budgets and established cost-saving initiatives.

            She was a native of Coaldale, Pa., and a 1938 graduate of what is now Immaculata University in Pennsylvania. She received a master’s degree in comptrollership from George Washington University in 1959.

            Her father, James H. “Casey” Gildea, was a Pennsylvania Democrat who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1935 to 1939.

            Her avocations included gardening and hiking in Shenandoah National Park.

            Her husband of 10 years, Bernard Alford, died in 1999.

            Survivors include a sister, Kathleen Kelley of Bethesda, and three brothers, James Gildea of Vienna, Robert Gildea of Arlington and Daniel Gildea of Lansford, Pa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Bernard S. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARVIN MORRELL ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—10 February 1991

 

FRIES [Grayson Co.]—Marvin M. Alford, age 84, of Route 1, Fries, passed away February 9, 1991. He was the son of the late George W. and Coara Guynn Alford of Carroll County, Virginia.

            He is survived by his wife, Opal Smythers Alford of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Dr. E.M. Litz of Bluefield, W.Va.; two granddaughters, Courtney Litz of Bluefield, Va. and Paige Litz of Smith College, Northampton, Mass.; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. Macie Alford, Austinville; Mrs. Edna Alford, Hillsville; Mrs. Pearl Alford, Princeton, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews; two special friends, James Goad, Hillsville; and Grover Carter, Woodlawn.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Poole Alford.

            He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Austinville. The Alford Brothers General Store of Poplar Camp was a forty-two year partnership of he and his brother, the late Kent Alford.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mt. Hope United Methodist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to the Fries Rescue Squad.

 

Photo from Mount Hope United Methodist Church Cemetery, Carroll Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy Cornett Greene

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvin M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 7 May 1906, last residence Fries, Grayson Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Opal Ann Smythers Alford; and his brother Zelma Strader Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Heath Johnson Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Marvin Morrell 1906 VA1, George Washington 1860 VA2, James Stephen 1831 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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MARY ANNE “MAE” CARLSEN NETHERWOOD ALFORD

Mother of John Morris Alford III, AAFA #0162

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—30 March 1996

 

            Mary Anne “Mae” Alford, 74, an artist who accompanied her husband to Navy posts that included Korea, died of a heart attack March 19 at her home in Alexandria. She had lived in the Washington area off and on since 1946.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Englewood, N.J. She attended Cumberland College in Tennessee. She worked for New York Life Insurance Co. prior to World War II and was an art teacher. Her artwork was sold at a gallery in Newport, R.I., and privately.

            She was a member of the Navy League of the United States and the Military Sea Transportation Service Wives’ Club, for which she raised money for scholarships for Navy dependents.

            Her marriage to Douglas B. Netherwood Jr. ended in divorce. Her second husband, Rear Adm. John M. Alford, died in 1988.

            Survivors include a son from her first marriage, Douglas B. Netherwood III of Hamilton; three children from her second marriage, John M. Alford III of Alexandria, Stephanie A. Brown of Salem, N.H., and Glenna M. Libby of Chesapeake, Va.; two brothers, Arnold Carlsen of Red Bank, N.J., and Kenneth Carlsen of North Beach, N.J.; and seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her second husband, John Morris Alford Jr., in Washington DC Obituaries.

 

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MARY CHRISTINE ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—24 September 1999

 

SUFFOLK—Mary Christine Alford, 87, of the 200 block of W. Constance Road, died Sept. 23, 1999.

            A native of Scotland Neck, N.C., she was a retired salesperson from Pilzers Department Store and a member of Grove Park Baptist Church. She was the widow of John B. Alford.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Rogers of South Boston, Va., and Sylvia JoAnne Edwards of Chesapeake; four sons, the Rev. John B. Alford of Littleton, N.C., Raymond T. Alford of Sumter, S.C., Donald A. Alford of Corapeake, N.C., and Howard W. Alford of Portsmouth; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Terry L. Riddle. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Grove Park Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 2 Jan 1912, last residence Suffolk, VA.

 

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MARY EDNA ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—2 March 2002

 

            Alford, Mary Edna, 91, of Hillsville, passed away Friday, March 1, 2002. Funeral service 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2002, Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 25 July 1910, last residence Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH FRANKLI N ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—9 August 2011

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Mary Elizabeth Alford, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at The Newport

            She was preceded in death by her brother, Leonard Franklin; and great-grandson, Matthew.

            She is survived by her husband of 57 years, the love of her life, Harris Alford; her daughter, Gloria Fontecha (Ted) of Oak Harbor, Wash.; her son, William Alford (Janet) of Newport News; grandchildren, Jeanette, Maryanne, Rhonda, Crisie, Jennifer, and Andy; 12 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; and a sister, Inez Parnell of Punta Gorda, Fla.

            Her wishes of cremation and her ashes scattered in the water have been honored. Services are private.

            A special thanks to the staff at The Newport for the care they had given her the past three years.

            Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com
Arrangements by W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 1 Jan 1926, last residence Newport News, VA.

 

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MARY OLIVIA ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—31 August 1993

 

HAMPTON—Mary Olivia Alford, 76, a native of Washington, N.C., died Saturday, Aug 28.

            Mrs. Alford retired as a district supervisor after 42 years with C&P Telephone Co. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women’s Lois Lane Circle, Colonial Place Women’s Club and C&P Telephone Pioneers of Virginia.

            Survived by a sister, Ellen A. Wrenn of Hampton.

            Visitation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lawrence B. Wood Funeral Home and at other times 106 Cumberland Ave. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home by the Rev. Nolan Crowder. Burial in Parklawn Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 20 March 1917, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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MARY OWEN ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 27 June 2001

 

            Mary Owen Alford, 75, of Richmond, died Monday, June 25, 2001. She is survived by four sons, John, Michael, Patrick and his wife, Ginger and Tony Alford; her brother, Donald Owen and his wife, Irene; seven beloved grandchildren, Gordon, Zachary, Maggie, Sadie, Travis, Joshua and Katie Alford; devoted friends, Janet and Craig Harvey, Marian Hudson, Phil Jones, John O’Donnell, Emily Powell and Dot Wade.

            Memorial Mass will be held 11 a.m, Friday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Catholic Charities Adoption Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary O. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 13 Jan 1926, last residence Richmond, VA.

            See the obituary of her son Thomas Michael Alford in this compilation.

 

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MAUDE CROXTON ALLFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—7 June 2011

 

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PORTSMOUTH—Maude Croxton Allford, 90, of the 5100 block of Portsmouth Blvd., passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in her residence after complications from kidney failure.

            She was born May 4, 1921 in Warsaw, Va., and was a member of Portsmouth Assembly of God. Maude was preceded in death by her husband, Caldwell Allford; her parents, Wilbur and Fannie Maude Smith; and two great-grandchildren.

            She is survived by five daughters, Faye Coates and her husband Kenny, Peggy Ann Lane and husband Alvin, Sandra Eanes and her friend Elton Wells, Janice Marshall and her husband Chuck, and Debbie Frye and her husband Eddie; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in Portsmouth Assembly of God, 912 Elmhurst Lane, Portsmouth 23701 by the Rev. Homer Peterson. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maude C. Allford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Portsmouth, VA.

 

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MILDRED KATHERINE CROUCH ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—16 August 1991

 

            Mildred Crouch Alvord, 73, a founding member of St. Thomas More Cathedral in Arlington, died of cardiac arrest Aug. 13 at the National Hospital for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Washington and graduated from Western High School. In the 1930s and 1940s she worked at Hamilton National Bank in Washington, where she was a switchboard operator, secretary and bond writer.

            She had lived in Arlington since 1939.

            Survivors include her husband, Charles H. Alvord of Arlington; four children, Charles H. Alvord III of Reston, Chris Alvord of Arlington, Margaret Straubs of Alexandria and Melinda Calkins of Byfield, Mass., and eight grandchildren

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred C. Alvord (SS# issued in DC) was born 11 Sept 1917, last residence Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles H. Alvord Jr., in this compilation. It provides her middle name.

 

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MURIEL HOYLE ALVORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Tuesday, 10 June 2003

 

NEWPORT NEWS—Muriel Hoyle Alvord died June 9, 2003, in Riverside Convalescent Center in Newport News. She was born April 13, 1908, in Somerville, Mass., to Charles A. and Florence Hoyle.

            Her son, Allan Field Alvord, preceded her in death in 1981.

            She is survived by two grandchildren, Kelly Alice Alvord of Newport News and Samuel Lincoln Alvord of Pascagoula, Miss.; daughter-in-law, Alice A. Alvord of Virginia Beach; and her good friends, Charles and Anita Lee of Yorktown.

            Burial will be private.... Altmeyer Funeral Home, Newport News Chapel, is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Muriel H. Alvord (SS# issued in VA), last residence Newport News, VA.

 

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NANCY JANE WASH ALFORD

 

[Although Nancy died in TN, we are publishing her obituary here because she spent most of her life in VA and is buried there.]

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—1 January 1997

 

            Alford, Nancy Jane Wash, (“Granny”), 68, of Tazewell, died Monday, December 30, 1996, at a Kingsport, TN hospital. Born July 23, 1928 at Rockbridge County, Va., she was a daughter of the late Hubert Earl and Lena Elsie Martin Wash. She was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church at Tazewell, Va.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin F. Alford, Sr., one sister, Betsy Wash and one aunt, Lois Craft Lewis.

            Survivors include four sons, Calvin F. Alford, Jr. and his wife Diane of Athens, Ga., Michael Alford and his wife Pam, Robert B. Alford and his wife, Vicki, and Willie S. Alford and his wife, Wendy, all of Tazewell, Va.; three daughters, Susan A. Dowdy and her husband, Bill of Tazewell, Jenny A. Walk and her husband, Tom of Tazewell and Mary A. Adkins and her husband Dean of Newport, TN; one brother, Hubert E. “Pete” Wash, Jr. of Chesapeake; one sister, Peggy Jo Chaffin of Huntington, W. Va.; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a special little friend, Cara Cecil of Tazewell, Va.

            Funeral services will be conducted 10 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 1997 at the Main Street United Methodist Church at Tazewell, Va., with Dr. Thomas A. Conley officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. in the Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery near Glasgow, Va. in Rockbridge County. Friends may call at the Peery & St.Clair Funeral Home at Tazewell, Va. from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 1, 1997.

            The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Main Street United Methodist Church Building Fund, 315 E. Main St., Tazewell, Va. 24651.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nancy J. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Calvin F. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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NEILL HERBERT ALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY PROGRESS

Charlottesville, Albemarle Co., VA—Tuesday, 23 October 2007

 

 

            Neill Herbert Alford, Jr., professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, died Saturday, October 20, 2007, in Charlottesville. He was 88.

            He was born July 13, 1919, in Greenville, S.C., the only child of the late Neill Herbert Alford Sr. and the late Elizabeth Robertson Alford.

            He was a distinguished legal scholar and teacher, a loving husband, an imaginative father, a devoted grandfather, and a thoughtful son and son-in-law. He will be remembered for his integrity, unpretentious manner, keen mind, kindness and generosity, adventurous spirit, and good sense of humor.

            He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Talbot Smith Alford, whom he married on June 26, 1943, in Columbus, Ga.

            He also is survived by three children, Neill H. Alford, III of Virginia Beach and his wife, Pattie; Margaret Dudley Alford Cloud of Hillsborough, N.C., and her husband, Bill; and Eli Thomas Stackhouse Alford of Raleigh, N.C., and his wife, Anne. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Diane Elizabeth Alford Croce and her husband, Andrew, of Springfield, Va.; Eli T.S. Alford, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; and Lindsay Talbot Alford Ramspott and her husband, Jason, of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and one great-grandson, Walker Merritt Ramspott.

            Prof. Alford earned a B.A. in history from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1940; an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1947; and a J.S.D. (doctoral degree) from Yale University Law School in 1966. He was a Sterling Fellow at Yale in 1950-51 and a Ford Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 1958.

            He joined the University of Virginia law faculty in the fall of 1947 and spent most of his career at Virginia, teaching there from 1947 to 1974 and from 1976 until his retirement in 1990. He was Doherty Foundation professor of law from 1966 to 1974 and Percy Brown Jr. professor of law from 1976 to 1990.

            He was a gifted teacher whose lively law lectures were remembered vividly years later by former students. He taught courses including trusts and estates, international law, professional responsibility (ethics), legal history, tax law and insurance law.

            From 1961 to 1962, he held the Chair of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.; he was a consultant for the war college from 1962 to 1968.

            From 1974 to 1976, he was dean of the law school and Joseph Henry Lumpkin professor of law at the University of Georgia.

            He was Lehman distinguished visiting professor of law at Washington University (St. Louis) in 1991; DrinkoBaker & Hostetler professor of law at Ohio State University in 1992; and a visiting professor at the Washington and Lee University law school in 1992.

            He was a summer law teacher at George Washington University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Alabama.

            He was chairman of the board of directors of the University Press of Virginia from 1970 to 1974 and from 1987 to 1989. He also served on numerous university committees.

            In 1990, he received the University of Virginia’s Raven Award in recognition of excellence in service and contributions to the university.

            At the University of Virginia, he was special counsel to the president and was legal adviser to the rector and board of visitors from 1972 to 1974. In this position, he was attorney for the university and its hospital.

            He was state reporter (the editor of court opinions) for the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977 to 1984. He was special counsel to the Virginia Code Commission from 1954 to 1957.

            He was the author of a book, Modern Economic Warfare: Law and the Naval Participant (1967); and co-author of a widely used law casebook, Cases and Materials on Decedents Estates and Trusts (Ritchie, Alford and Effland; 8th edition, 1993). He also wrote numerous legal articles for professional journals.

            After he retired from teaching, he practiced law in Charlottesville from 1991 to 1997 as counsel to Slaughter & Redinger (later Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove).

            During his career, he provided thousands of hours of free legal assistance to people from all walks of life.

            He was a fellow of the Virginia Bar Foundation and the American Bar Foundation. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the Selden Society, the American Society for Legal History, the Selden Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of the Coif, Phi Alpha Delta, the Raven Society, and the Colonnade Club.

            He served on active duty in the Army as an infantry officer from 1941 to 1946. He was deployed to Europe in December 1944 with the Army’s 65th Infantry Division and fought in France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge for his service. After the war ended, he remained on Army duty in Europe. He oversaw displaced persons camps near Linz, Austria, being responsible at the age of 25 for the welfare of 225,000 people. Later, he was the officer in charge of the Allied military government in Berchtesgaden, Germany. He returned to the United States in March 1946 and was discharged from active duty at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in the Army Reserve from 1946 to 1969, commanding a civil affairs unit in Charlottesville for many years. He retired at the rank of colonel in 1969.

            He loved reading, especially history. He also liked traveling and was an energetic person who walked to work and took his family on camping trips and other adventures. While in law school in 1941, he walked from Charlottesville to Scottsville one day to prepare for Army infantry duty. He liked animals and cared for dogs, cats and other creatures over the years. He never found a home or yard project that was too difficult. He was a gifted woodworker who repaired, refinished and built furniture.

            The Alford family thanks David L. Morris, MD, for his compassionate care of Mr. Alford. The family also thanks the staffs of the Martha Jefferson House Infirmary and the Hospice of the Piedmont for their kindness and skillful care.

            Memorial contributions may be made to The Citadel Foundation (The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409); to Brookgreen Gardens, a garden and wildlife preserve that Mr. Alford loved (Brookgreen Gardens, P.O. Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC 29585); or to an organization of one’s choice.

            A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

 

In another article:

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Thursday, 25 October 2007

 

            Neill Herbert Alford, Jr., professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, died Oct. 20, 2007, in Charlottesville, Va. He was 88.

            He was born July 13, 1919, in Greenville, S.C., the only child of the late Neill Herbert Alford Sr. and the late Elizabeth Robertson Alford.

            He was a distinguished legal scholar and teacher, a loving husband, an imaginative father, a devoted grandfather, and a thoughtful son and son-in-law. He will be remembered for his integrity, unpretentious manner, keen mind, kindness and generosity, adventurous spirit, and good sense of humor.

            He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Talbot Smith Alford, whom he married on June 26, 1943, in Columbus, Ga.

            He also is survived by three children, Neill H. Alford, III of Virginia Beach, Va., and his wife, Pattie; Margaret Alford Cloud of Hillsborough, N.C., and her husband, Bill; and Eli Thomas Stackhouse Alford of Raleigh, N.C., and his wife, Anne. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Diane Alford Croce and her husband, Andrew, of Springfield, Va.; Eli T.S. Alford, Jr. of Alexandria, Va.; and Lindsay Alford Ramspott and her husband, Jason, of Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and one great-grandson, Walker Merritt Ramspott.

            Prof. Alford earned a B.A. in history from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., in 1940; an LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1947; and a J.S.D. (doctoral degree) from Yale University Law School in 1966. He was a Sterling Fellow at Yale in 1950-51 and a Ford Fellow at the University of Wisconsin in 1958.

            He taught at the University of Virginia Law School from 1947 to 1974 and from 1976 until his retirement in 1990. He was Doherty Foundation professor of law from 1966 to 1974 and Percy Brown Jr. professor of law from 1976 to1990.

            He was a gifted teacher whose lively law lectures were remembered vividly years later by former students. He taught courses including trusts and estates, international law, professional responsibility (ethics), legal history, tax law and insurance law.

            From 1961 to 1962, he held the Chair of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I.; he was a consultant for the war college from 1962 to 1968.

            From 1974 to 1976, he was dean of the law school and Joseph Henry Lumpkin professor of law at the University of Georgia.

            At the University of Virginia, he was special counsel to the president and was legal adviser to the rector and board of visitors from 1972 to 1974. In this position, he was attorney for the university and its hospital. He was state reporter (the editor of court opinions) for the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977 to 1984.

            In 1990, he received the University of Virginias Raven Award in recognition of excellence in service and contributions to the university.

            He was the author of a book, Modern Economic Warfare: Law and the Naval Participant (1967); and co-author of a widely used law casebook, Cases and Materials on Decedents Estates and Trusts (Ritchie, Alford and Effland; 8th edition, 1993).

            After he retired from teaching, he practiced law in Charlottesville from 1991 to 1997 as counsel to Slaughter & Redinger (later Woods, Rogers & Hazlegrove).

            During his career, he provided thousands of hours of free legal assistance to people from all walks of life.

            He served on active duty in the Army as an infantry officer from 1941 to 1946. He was deployed to Europe in December 1944 with the Army’s 65th Infantry Division and fought in France, Germany and Austria. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge for his service.

After the war ended, he remained on Army duty in Europe. He oversaw displaced persons camps near Linz, Austria, being responsible at the age of 25 for the welfare of 225,000 people. Later, he was the officer in charge of the Allied military government in Berchtesgaden, Germany. He returned to the United States in March 1946 and was discharged from active duty at the rank of lieutenant colonel. He served in the Army Reserve from 1946 to 1969, commanding a civil affairs unit in Charlottesville for many years. He retired at the rank of colonel in 1969.

            Memorial contributions may be made to The Citadel Foundation (The Citadel Foundation, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409); to Brookgreen Gardens, a garden and wildlife preserve that Mr. Alford loved (Brookgreen Gardens, P.O. Box 3368, Pawleys Island, SC, 29585); or to an organization of ones choice.

            A graveside service will be held at the Alford Cemetery at Minturn on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. Cooper Funeral Home of Dillon is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be held in Charlottesville at a later date.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 24 October 2007

 

By Jeremy Slayton

Times-Dispatch Staff Writer

 

            Neill Herbert Alford Jr. was always quick to offer a helping hand.

            Whether teaching his students the finer points of law or trapping a raccoon loose in a neighbor’s house, Mr. Alford was there when people needed him.

            “He just never made a fuss about what he was doing, he just helped people,” said his daughter, Margaret Alford Cloud of Hillsborough, N.C.

            Mr. Alford, a professor emeritus of law at the University of Virginia, once paid back taxes on a house that a woman who worked in Virginia’s law school inherited from a family member. He also straightened out the legal problems so she was able to keep the house, Margaret Cloud said.

            That’s just who he was -- a man with a big heart who was “very generous with his talents and his time,” she added.

            Mr. Alford, who taught in Virginia’s law school for 41 years and retired in 1990, died after a period of declining health in a Charlottesville nursing home. He was 88.

            With a deep Southern drawl, Mr. Alford was a commanding presence in the classroom and was well-respected by students and colleagues alike.

            His use of storytelling and anecdotes helped bring the material he was teaching to life, said former student and current U.Va. law professor A.E. Dick Howard.

            “[Mr. Alford] taught cases and legal concepts in terms that would have a story behind it, so we could relate to it,” said former student Suzan Moore, who added that Mr. Alford had the most impact on her life of any teacher she had.

            Mr. Alford, whose teaching career began in 1947, taught courses ranging from trusts and estates to international law.

            He was so well-regarded that students “wanted to be in Alford’s class,” said former Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas.

            While teaching at U.Va., Mr. Alford also served as special counsel to the president of the university and was legal adviser to the rector and board of visitors from 1972-74. He also was state reporter, a job that required him to edit opinions, for the Supreme Court of Virginia from 1977-1984.

            He received the Raven Award in 1990 in recognition of his excellence in service and contributions to the university.

            A native of Greenville, S.C., Mr. Alford served as an officer in the Army during World War II. At the end of the war, he remained in Europe and oversaw a camp for displaced people near Linz, Austria, where he was responsible for the lives of 250,000 people, his daughter said.

            An avid reader, Mr. Alford earned a bachelor’s in history from The Citadel in 1940. That love of history never waned as he continued to read books on history and often took his family to battlefields and other historical places.

            In addition to his daughter, Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Smith Alford of Charlottesville; two sons, Neill H. Alford III of Virginia Beach and Eli T.S. Alford of Raleigh; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

            A memorial service will be held in Charlottesville at a later date.

           

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

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Neill H. Alford (SS# issued in VA).

            See the obituaries of his parents, Elizabeth Robertson Alford and Neill Herbert Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Neill Herbert 1919 SC1, Neill Herbert 1880 SC2, Neill Little 1848 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NEILL HERBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Sunday, 16 November 1969

 

MARION—Neill Herbert Alford, 89, a native of Marion, died Friday in Charlottesville, Va.

            Funeral services will be conducted at Alford Cemetery near Dillon Monday at 2 p.m.

            Mr. Alford spent most of his life in Greenville and later moved to Orange, Va.

            He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Robinson Alford, and a son, N.H. Alford, both of Charlottesville; three grandchildren; a sister, Miss Lillian Alford of Marion; and a brother, Thomas Lee of Darlington.

 

23361887_119743708620Photo from Alford Cemetery, Minturn, Dillon Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, “Sheep Lady & Sug”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neill Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 21 Sept 1880 and died _____ Nov 1969, last residence Orange, Orange Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Robertson Alford; and his son Neill Herbert Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Lillian Alford and Thomas Lee Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Neill Herbert 1880 SC1, Neill Little 1848 SC2, James Little 1811 NC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NORA BELL HUDSON ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—21 March 1996

 

            Alford, Nora Bell Hudson, 92, of Max Meadows, died Wednesday, March 20, 1996. Funeral 2 p.m. Friday, Barnett Funeral Chapel, Wytheville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nora H. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 14 July 1903, last residence Max Meadows, Wythe Co., VA.

 

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NORWOOD GARBER ALFRED

 

DAILY NEWS-RECORD

Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA—Wednesday, 10 July 2002

 

            Norwood Garber Alfred, 86, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Shenandoah Nursing Home in Fishersville, where he had been a resident since July, 2000.

            Mr. Alfred was born Sept. 6, 1915, and was the only child of the late John William and Laura Garber Alfred.

            Until two years ago, he had spent his entire life at his family homestead adjoining his farm in the Madrid community.

            A graduate of New Hope High School, he was a lifelong member of Middle River Church of the Brethren, which had been founded by one of his ancestors.

            Prior to World War II, he was employed at the DuPont Company in Waynesboro, but for most of his life, he devoted his time to farming and cattle raising. For many years, he farmed in partnership with L.R. “Dude” Western of New Hope.

            Survivors include two second cousins.

            The Rev. Chester L. Fisher will conduct a graveside service Thursday, 11 a.m., at Middle River Church of the Brethren near New Hope.

            Memorial contributions may be sent to the church’s cemetery fund, c/o Middle River Church of the Brethren, Box 17, New Hope, Va., 24469.

            The Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Norwood G. Alfred (SS# issued in VA), last residence Waynesboro, VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Norwood Garber ALFRED 1915 VA1, John W. 18876 VA2, William A. 1855 VA3, Robert 1828 VA4.

 

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NOURSANN “ANN” LITTLE ALFORD

 

Noursann Little Alford

Photo, birth, and death information from Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home

 

Born in Greenville, North Carolina on Oct. 25, 1953

Departed on Apr. 12, 2010 and resided in Lorton, VA.

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Friday, 16 April 2010

 

LORTON—Noursann L. “Ann” Alford, 56, passed away Monday, April 12, 2010 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Wayne T. Alford; daughter of Noursie Kornegay; and sister of Carolyn Rodman, Linda Little, James E. Little Jr., William J. Little, Ronnie Little and Eric E. Little.

            Friends may call at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, Va., on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. until the start of the service at 2 p.m. Interment to follow in Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Marymount University, Attn: Office of Development, 2807 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207. www.FMFH.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Noursann Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Lorton, Fairfax Co., VA.

 

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OPAL ANN SMYTHERS ALFORD

 

GALAX GAZETTE

Galax, VA—9 August 2011

 

            Opal Ann Smythers Alford, 95, of Galax, Va., died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in the Twin County Regional Hospital, Galax, Va.

            She was born in Carroll County, Va., on July 5, 1916, to Walter and Augusta Jones Smythers.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin M. Alford; and sister, Emma Louise Smythers.

            Survivors include a sister, Daphna Rosenbaum of Galax, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Helen Smythers of Abingdon, Va.; sister, Ruth Smythers of the home with whom she lived since 1994; nephew and wife, Ken and Shirley Rosenbaum; niece, Elsie Davis; nephew and wife, W.L. (Butch) and Patricia Sexton; niece and husband, Susie and Robert Waller; nieces, Linda Rosenbaum, Janet Smythers; nephew, David Smythers; step-daughter and husband, Mary and Dr. Ned Litz; step granddaughters, Paige and Courtney; several great nieces and nephews who loved her like their “Granny”; caretakers, Debbie Lundy, Betty Jo Vaughan, Lorraine Westerman and Sharon Cooper. She will be missed by all who knew her.

            She graduated from Fries High School in 1934 and attended Business College in Bluefield, W.Va. Her employment included The Rationing Board during World War II for which she received a certificate of recognition from the U.S. Government. She worked for Appalachian Power Company in Pulaski, Va., until she and her husband, along with other family members, ran the Alford Brothers Store in Poplar Camp, Va. Interstate 77 created closure of it in the 1970’s.

            She belonged to Bethany United Methodist Church where she held offices. Later, when moving to the Fries area, she was a member of Mount Hope United Methodist Church also holding many offices and teaching Sunday School in both churches for many years. She was secretary of the Carroll County Senior Center Board until her health prevented her from writing the minutes.

            Her motto was to “return good for evil” and “to live today as if there would be no tomorrow.”

            The funeral service was held Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at 2 p.m., in the Mount Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Smith and the Rev. Ron Hill officiating. Burial followed in the Mount Hope Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday at the Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home, Galax, Va.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Mount Hope Cemetery Fund, c/o Warren Johnson, 223 Winterberry Road, Galax, Va. 24333.

            A guestbook is available online at www.vaughanguynn.com. Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Opal S. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Galax, Galax City, VA.

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

 

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OUIDA LUCILLE ALFORD WHITEHURST

Sister of Marion E. “Mike” Alford, AAFA #0004

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Saturday, 7 March 2009

 

PORTSMOUTH—Ouida Alford Whitehurst, 81, formerly of Saunders Drive, died March 6, 2009, in a Chesapeake hospital.

            A native of Taylor County, Florida, and a graduate of Florida State University, she was the widow of Floyd Thomas Whitehurst. Mrs. Whitehurst was a member of Portsmouth Church of the Nazarene and a retired biology teacher, teaching at Broad Street Junior High, Churchland High and Wilson High. She was a superb student who loved teaching and learning her entire life.

            Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Carol Whitehurst; a son, Floyd David Whitehurst and wife Bonnie; a brother, Dr. M.E. Alford; two grandchildren, Sascha Demerjian and husband Peter and Isadora Pennington; and a great-grandson, Luca Demerjian.

            A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by the Rev. Ken Rice. Entombment will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ouida A. Whitehurst (SS# issued in VA) was born 5 Sept 1927, last residence Chesapeake, VA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Jessie E. McHargue Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Carl LaVerne Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Ouida Lucille 1927 FL1, William D. 1893 NC2, William Franklin 1863 NC3, unknown4, Samuel 1812 SC5.

 

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PATRICIA TULLY ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—18 February 2000

 

            Patricia Tully Alford died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000.

            She was the beloved wife of Dr. T. Crandall Alford, and mother of Regan Alford Forrester, Susan A. Alford, Theodore C. Alford and T.J. Tully Alford.

            She is also survived by three granddaughters.

            A memorial will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church at noon on Saturday, Feb. 19. Donations may be made to Williamsburg Hospice Program.

            Arrangements by Cremation Society of Virginia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia T. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 6 Dec 1927, last residence Naples, Collier Co., FL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Theodore Crandall Alford, in this compilation. It includes her maiden name.

 

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PAULINE HOWARD ALFRED

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Monday, 22 February 1999

 

            Alfred, Pauline Howard, 88, of Roanoke, formerly of Covington, went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, February 21, 1999. She was a member of Harvest Baptist Church. She was the widow of Wilmer Franklin (Mutt) Alfred.

            Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Russell Carner, Roanoke, Liza and Roger Fizer, Botetourt; brother and sister-in-law, Woodrow and Dovetta Howard, Roanoke; grandchildren, Becky, Wayne, Ricky, Susan, Randy, Tammy, Brian and Jennifer. Also surviving are many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be conducted 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.... Arrangements are being handled by Lotz Funeral Home, Roanoke.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Wilmer F. Alfred was enumerated with his parents Robert F. and Sallie Alfred in Alleghany County, VA in 1920. Robert was not found in 1910 or 1900 to determine his parents, but his father might be Cornelius Alford, son of Robert Alford and Melvina Rogers. Cornelius with son Robert (born 1884) is in Augusta Co. VA in 1900.

 

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PEGGY KEISER ALFORD MASSIE

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Tuesday, 23 November 1999

 

            Massie, Peggy Keiser Alford, 69, of Glasgow, died Monday, November 22, 1999, in the Lucy Coor Nursing Home in Chesterfield. Mrs. Massie was born on November 22, 1930, in Rockbridge Co. and was a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church, the Glasgow Women’s Club and was a retired medical aid with the Lynchburg Training School and Hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Douglas Massie. Mrs. Massie is survived by two daughters, Deborah Alford Ogden, and Dana Alford Gordon, both of Chesterfield; one son, Jerald David “Jay” Alford, Glasgow; two brothers, Horace Keiser, and Zane Keiser, both of Buena Vista; and six grandchildren, Missy and Jennifer Ogden, Berkley and Brittany Gordon, and Elizabeth and Jordan Alford.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1999, from the Glasgow Baptist Church..., with burial to follow in the Glasgow Cemetery.... The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harrison Funeral Home, Lexington.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Tuesday, 23 November 1999

 

GLASGOW—Peggy Keiser Alford Massie, 69, of Glasgow, died Monday, November 22, 1999 in the Lucy Corr Nursing Home in Chesterfield. Mrs. Massie was born on November 22, 1930, in Rockbridge County, and was the daughter of the late Earl Cleveland and Ella Piddity Cash Keiser.

            Mrs. Massie was a member of the Glasgow Baptist Church, the Glasgow Womenís Club, and was a retired medical aide with the Lynchburg Training School and Hospital.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Earl Douglas Massie, she is survived by two daughters, Deborah Alford Ogden and Dana Alford Gordon, both of Chesterfield, one son, Jerald David “Jay” Alford, Glasgow, two brothers, Horace Keiser and Zane Keiser, both of Buena Vista, and six grandchildren, Missy and Jennifer Ogden, Berkley and Brittany Gordon, and Elizabeth and Jordan Alford.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at the Glasgow Baptist Church with burial following in the Glasgow Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peggy K. Massie (SS# issued in VA), last residence Chesterfield, Chesterfield Co., VA.

 

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PETER ALFRED

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Friday, 23 January 2009

 

            Alfred, Peter, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2009.

            He is survived by his wife, Inez Braxton Alfred; his stepdaughter, Deloris Yvonne Bailey; father, Johnny Alfred, Sr.; brothers, Johnny Alfred Jr. (Glenda Fay), Ronald Alfred (Glenda Kay); sisters, JoAnn A. Knox, Gloria A. Alfred and Mary L. Cary; sister-in-law, Ida L. Chapple; brothers-in-law, Jack Charm, Willie F. Braxton (Jerri), Samuel T. Braxton (Grace), Nathaniel Braxton, Charles E. Braxton (Portia); godson, Charles E. Braxton II; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

            Peter worked for Reynolds Metals Company (now Kaiser Aluminum) for 33 years.

            Remains rest at the W.S. Watkins & Son Funeral Home, 2700 North Ave., where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. on Friday January 23. Funeral services will be held at the Watkins Community Chapel, 2701 Garland Ave., on Saturday January 24, at 1 p.m. Rev. Terry O. Johnson officiating. Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Peter Alfred (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 Feb 1942 and died 19 Jan 2009, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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PHYLLIS LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—15 January 1996

 

HAMPTON—Phyllis Lawrence Alford, 78, mother of Joey Lawrence, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 1996, at Riverside Convalescent Center, Hampton.

            Born in Waynesboro, she had lived on the Peninsula 55 years, where she was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Newport News. Mrs. Alford had been manager of the Warwick Hotel Dining Room and later worked at Virginia Specialty Stores. She was a volunteer of Contact Peninsula for more than 20 years.

            In addition to her son, she is survived by six sisters, Sylvia Sandridge, Ann Dunnington, Vinton Ham, Marguerite Basham and Edith Cash, all of Waynesboro, and Rachel Ramsey of Sylmar, Calif.; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Parklawn Memorial Park by Dr. Eugene Soud.

            Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund, 215 32nd St., Newport News 23607.

            Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phyllis L. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 9 May 1917, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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POLLY HUFFMAN ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—Wednesday, 7 September 2005

 

            Polly Huffman Alford, 85, of Buena Vista, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 5, 2005. A devoted mother and grandmother. Mrs. Alford was born June 19, 1920 in Rockbridge County, a daughter of the late Charles L. Huffman and Rena Claytor Huffman. She was a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church for 71 years where she was presented an Honorary Life Membership. She also retired from Burlington with 35 years of service.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Alford; four sisters, Margaret Albertoli, Violet Bryant, Christine Hall and Mary Campbell; eight brothers, Harry, Gardner, Sheridan, Robert, Francis “Hank”, Warren, Basil, Floyd “Booker” Huffman; and a special friend, Harry Fox.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by two sons, Charles Alford and wife Marie of Glasgow, Harold Alford and wife Betty of Moneta. Two daughters, Molly Hamilton and husband Ralph, Dolly Cash and Husband Jim Wagner, all of Buena Vista; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Matilda “Tillie” Paxton of Buena Vista; brother, Russell “Buck” Huffman of Natural bridge; and a very special friend, Stella Camden.

            Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Thursday in the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Brian Weger and Rev. William Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made to the Falling Spring Memorial Fund, Rockbridge Area Hospice or the Buena Vista First Aid Crew. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Bolling, Grose & Lotts Funeral Service, Buena Vista, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Polly Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Buena Vista, VA.

 

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RACHEL ALFORD INGRAM

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Friday, 31 May 2002

 

PORTSMOUTH—Rachel Alford Ingram, 82, went to be with the Lord May 29, 2002. She was a native of Johnston County, N.C. A member of Lee Memorial Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School to children for 60 years. She retired from Smith and Welton as a bridal consultant and sales lady; after her retirement she continued to work as a seamstress from her home.

            Mrs. Ingram was the widow of the late Russell Ingram. She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Brinkley and husband Don of Carolina Beach, N.C., and Libby Christine Pantelides of Portsmouth; a granddaughter, Donna Brinkley Hamilton and husband Scott of King William County, Va.; two grandsons, James Pantelides and Jeremy Pantelides; a great-grandson, Tyler Hamilton; four sisters, Willie Sue Currin of Raleigh, N.C., Sallie Rue Jefferys, Lila Ruth Mincy, both of Windell, N.C., and Emma Jean Claffey of Greensboro, N.C.; and a brother, Bobby Alford of Windell, N.C.

            A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lee Memorial Baptist Church... with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in Loving Funeral Home, Churchland Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rachel A. Ingram (SS# issued in VA) was born 7 May 1920, last residence Portsmouth, VA>

 

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RECCILLA ALFORD RAINEY

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Thursday, 6 May 1999

 

            Reccilla Rainey of 3206 Carolina Ave. departed this life Sunday, May 2, 1999. She leaves cherishing her memories daughters, Joyce Williams and Baria (Morris) Mahoney of Richmond, and Shenetta Adams of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Matthew (Sarah) Alford of Richmond; ten grandchildren, Charles, Christopher, Paul, Justin and Aleta Winston, Kevin and Kim Williams, Marissa and Christopher Mahoney, and Shanell Adams; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, fellow church members and friends.

            Professional services provided by Crawley Funeral Home, 3810 Meadowbridge Rd.... Funeral services Friday 12:30 p.m. from Glorious Church of God in Christ, 1525 Jacquelin St.... Interment Oakwood Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Recilla [sic] M. Rainey (SS# issued in VA) was born 13 Dec 1923, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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REINA ALVORD WEEKS

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—2 March 1994

 

            Reina Alvord Weeks, 82, a retired Navy rear admiral’s wife who accompanied her husband on duty assignments to Hawaii, Long Beach, Calif., Newport, R.I., and Norfolk, died of heart and lung ailments Feb. 25 at Arlington Hospital.

            Mrs. Weeks, who lived in Arlington, was born in Catskill, N.Y., and grew up in Longmeadow, Mass. She had lived in the Washington area for 30 years.

            She had done animal control volunteer work with SPAY.

            Survivors include her husband, retired Rear Adm. Robert H. Weeks of Arlington; two children, John A. Weeks of Silver Spring and Sigrid Benson of Huntsville, Ala.; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reina A. Weeks (SS# issued in VA) was born 10 March 1912, last residence Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.

 

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RHONDA JO ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—1 July 2002

 

            Alford, Rhonda Jo, 28, of Wytheville, died Saturday, June 29, 2002. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Barnett Funeral Chapel, Wytheville. Visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

 

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Barnett Funeral Home

Wytheville, VA—_____ June 2002

Online at www.wyve.com/obits/02june.htm —not active September 2010

 

            Rhonda Jo Alford, age 28, of Wytheville, Virginia, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2002 in the Wythe County Community Hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margaret Richmond Spencer, her maternal grandmother, Hattie Richmond and her paternal grandfather, Paul Alford. She is survived by: her father and step-mother—Julian and Mary Ann Alford; paternal grandmother—Juanita Greathouse all of Wytheville, VA; one half-sister—Cindy Brickhouse of Max Meadows; two half-brothers—Larry Garland and Johnny Garland both of Wytheville, VA; one step-brother—Mathew Porter of Wytheville; several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 2, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the Barnett Funeral Chapel.... Interment will follow in the Bethany UMC Cemetery at Poplar Camp....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rhonda J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 24 July 1973, last residence Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.

 

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ROBERT CARROLL ALFORD

Father of Edward Carroll Alford, AAFA #1291

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—16 January 1994

 

            Alford, Robert Carroll, (“Big A”), 55, of Rt. 1 Hillsville, passed away Friday, January 14, 1994 at his home. He worked for Hercules in Quality Control for 28 years. He was a member of the OCAWIU Local 3-495 AFL-CIO.

            He was born August 25, 1938 in Carroll County to Harold Guynn Alford and Edna Farmer Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Wilma Semones Alford; two sons and daughter-in-law, Eddie and Amy Alford, Galax, Terry Alford, Hillsville; mother, Edna Farmer Alford, Hillsville; two granddaughters, Mindy Alford, April Alford, both of Galax.

            Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 1994 at the Hillsville First Baptist Church, with Dr. William Gunter officiating. Burial in Monta Vista Memory Gardens, Galax. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Laurel Rescue Squad. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel, Hillsville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert C. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Robert Carroll 1938 VA1, Harold Guynn 1909 VA2, George Washington 1860 VA3, James Stephen 1831 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—30 August 1995

 

HAMPTON—Dr. Robert Lee Alford, 55, died Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995, at Sentara Hampton General Hospital.

            Born in Dillon, S.C., he had been a resident of Hampton for the past 20 years where he was a member of St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. Dr. Alford retired as Director of Testing and Associate Professor of Psychology from Norfolk State University in 1994 with 17 years of service. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Norfolk and the Eastern Star Lodge (NU) 13 F.& A.M., Hampton.

            His survivors include a daughter, Inglish Alford of Hampton; a sister, Eunice Hansford of Paterson, N.J.; two brothers, Franklin Alford of Hampton and Lindwood Baldwin Jr. of Paterson, N.J.; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Lindwood Baldwin Sr.; and two aunts, Alice Crawford of Paterson, N.J. and Bertha Brown of Newark, N.J.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 1995, in St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.... Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert L. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 8 Aug 1940, last residence Hampton, VA.

 

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ROBERT R. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Thursday, 23 November 2006

 

            Robert R. Alford—On November 21, 2006; beloved husband of 52 years to Shirley L. Alford. Father of Susan D. Williams and her husband Roger Williams; grandfather of Brett Williams. He is also survived by his two sisters, Jackie Wesoloski and Darline May; one brother, Bud Alford and sister in-law Sherwood Hart.

            The family will receive friends at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 7401 St. Michaels Ln., Annandale, VA on Friday, November 24, from 2 p.m. until funeral Mass begining at 3 p.m. Interment will be held Saturday, November 25, 11 a.m. at National Memorial Park, Falls Church, VA.... Inquiries may be directed to Advent Funeral Services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert R. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 6 Dec 1927, last residence Springfield, Fairfax Co., VA.

 

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ROBERT S. ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—18 November 1993

 

CHESAPEAKE—Robert S. Alford, 65, a former produce manager, died Nov. 16, 1993, in a local hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Portsmouth and was formerly employed with Colonial Stores Inc. He was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church and was an Army veteran of Korea.

            Survivors include one brother, the Rev. William L. Alford of Front Royal, Va.; three nephews; and one niece.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in Olive Branch Cemetery by the Rev. Jesse H. Ramage III. The family will be at Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert S. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 14 Dec 1927, last residence Chesapeake, VA.

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

 

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RONALD WAYNE “RONNIE” ALFORD

 

NEWS VIRGINIAN

Waynesboro, VA—Monday, 8 March2011

 

 

            Ronald “Ronnie” Wayne Alford, 60, of Waynesboro, left this world to be with the Lord on Friday, March 4, 2011, at Augusta Health Center.

            He was born on November 26, 1950, in Waynesboro, Virginia, to the late Robert Ray and Margaret “Bobby” Fitzgerald Alford.

            He is survived by one son, Dennis Lee Alford of North Carolina; two granddaughters, Olivia and Brooke Alford of Florida; four brothers, Bob and Steve Alford of Dayton, Virginia, Freddie Dameron and his wife Libby, Kenneth Dameron and his wife, Pat, of Waynesboro, Virginia; one aunt and uncle, Edith and Franny Thompson of Waynesboro, Virginia.

            He leaves behind a special niece, Sherry Dameron Allen; and special friends A. W. Sprouse and Donnie Flynn.

            A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Riverview Cemetery.

            There will be no public viewing or visitation at the funeral home.

            Family and friends may visit anytime at the home of Freddie and Libby Dameron of 68 Beagle Gap Run, Waynesboro.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ronald W. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Waynesboro, VA.

 

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ROY WILLIAM “SKIP” ALFORD, JR.

 

[Although Roy died in CO, we are publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to VA.]

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 16 July 2008

 

 

            Alford, Roy William “Skip” II, 53, of Avon, Colorado, passed away suddenly on July 2 at his home. He was a longtime resident of Bon Air, Va. Skip graduated from Midlothian High School in 1973 and from Virginia Tech in 1980, with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Skip also completed several Microsoft Computer degrees, which he used in his profession. He was a former employee of the Town of Avon’s information technology department. Skip was the son of the late Roy and Lois Alford.

            He is survived by sister, Alois Alford Ellis and husband, Jack; brother, Thomas Alford and wife, Lynnie, all of Richmond; and brother, Robert Alford and wife, Sharon, of Chesapeake; aunts, Helen “Bea” Beardsworth and Norma “Bunny” Alford of Waynesboro; and 17 nieces and nephews. Skip was the loving godfather of Shannon Ellis Denvil and Matthew Alford.

            He was an avid fisherman, outdoorsman and music enthusiast. His love and laughter will be missed by his family and friends, especially the children. A memorial celebration will be held at Huguenot Road Baptist Church, 10525 Huguenot Road, Richmond, Va. 23235 at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Roy William Alford Sr. and Lois Marian Campbell Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROY WILLIAM ALFORD, SR.

 

[A nearly identical article appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on the previous day.]

 

NEWS VIRGINIAN

Waynesboro, VA—Tuesday, 6 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Roy W. Alford 75, of Richmond, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998. Mr. Alford was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and of VPI.

            He was a WWII Army veteran of the 49th Infantry Division, a corporal in Reconnaissance Division, involved in the D-Day landing and received the Purple Heart medal.

            He was retired after 37 years of service with Du Pont. He was a charter member of the Waynesboro Country Club.

            Survivors include his wife, Lois C. Alford; his children, Alois Ellis, Roy W. Alford II, Thomas D. Alford, and Robert P. Alford; two sisters, Norma L. Alford and Helen Beardsworth; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            A service was conducted at 10:30 a.m. today at Huguenot Road Baptist church. Internment followed in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Huguenot Road Baptist Church. Huguenot chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot road, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy W. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 1 Oct 1922, last residence Richmond, Chesterfield Co., VA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lois Marian Campbell Alford; and his son Roy William “Skip” Alford in this compilation.

 

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RUBELL SMITH ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Monday, 19 March 2007

 

ISLE OF WIGHT [Isle of Wight Co.]—Rubell Smith Alford, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2007 in her home. A native of Bethel, North Carolina, she had been a resident of Newport News for over 50 years, and a resident of Isle of Wight for the last 10 years. Rubell was a charter member of Newmarket Baptist Church where she had been a Sunday School teacher. She also worked in many teachers classes at Parkview School, and was a member of the PTA where she was chairman of the membership program.

            She is survived by her husband, Arlie D. Alford, of Isle of Wight, her daughter, Sharon Alford Peddicord of Maryland, her son, Gary W. Alford of Isle of Wight, granddaughter, Mary Pratt, great grandson Joey Pratt, both of Maryland, granddaughter, Amanda Alford, and grandson, Jason Alford both of Isle of Wight

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2007 in Peninsula Memorial Park....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rubell S. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 28 June 1929, last residence Windsor, Isle of Wight Co., VA.

 

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RUEL JEAN ALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—19 December 2000

 

Author: Norman Tippens, Daily Press

 

WINCHESTER—The band in heaven had been warming up all day and as he sang his sweetest, silent song, Ruel Jean Alford Jr. was welcomed home to his amazing arms of grace Friday night, Dec. 15, 2000. He was in his fire-lit home surrounded by his four daughters, family and dearest friends. His earthly presence never ceased to surprise and challenge us to be better, more generous humans. He was a uniquely wonderful man on earth and will surely stir things up in heaven.

            He is dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his daughters, Ellen Jean, Kathy, Beth and Becky; sons-in-law, Hank, Tommy, Paul and Jerry; sister, Alice; eight grandchildren; and all those who danced to his music.

            The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Loudoun Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. A memorial service will be held in the sanctuary, immediately following.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The College of William and Mary, In Honor of Jean Alford 1954, P.O. Box 1693, Williamsburg, VA 23187 or The Building Fund of James River Baptist Church, 4931 Centerville Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that R.J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 28 May 1931, last residence Norfolk, VA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Grace Mariah Minor Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Cullen Alford and Phereby Wooten.

            His lineage: Ruel Jean 1931 ??, Ruel Jurusha 1907 FL, Daniel Webster 1874 FL, Wiley Walton 1811 GA, Cullen 1775 NC.

 

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RUTH GRIFFIN ALFORD

 

AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Augusta, Richmond Co., GA—Sunday, 14 June 2009

 

RICHMOND, Va.—Entered into rest Thursday, June 11, 2009, Ruth Griffin Alford, 81, of Richmond, Virginia, daughter of Ruth and Willie Griffin Sr., and former employee of the Medical College of Georgia.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Calvin Sherard Jr.; parents, Ruth and Willie Griffin Sr.; and her brother, Willie Griffin Jr.

            She leaves to cherish her memory four grandchildren, Micheal Neely, Angela Bell, Shante Williams and Wilbur Olivis; three step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a devoted friend, Emma Cole; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA, where viewing will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and where the family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the March Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Sharon Broaddus officiating.

            Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—13 June 2009

 

            Alford, Ruth Griffin, 81, of Richmond, Va., departed this life on Thursday, June 11, 2009. She was preceded in death by her son, Calvin Sherard Jr.; parents, Ruth and Willie Griffin Sr.; and her brother, Willie Griffin Jr. She leaves to cherish her memory four grandchildren, Michael Neely, Angela Bell, Shante Williams and Wilbur Olivis; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Emma Cole; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and where the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the March Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Sharon Broaddus officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth G. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 8 Aug 1927, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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RUTH M. ALFORD BOTTOMS

 

KALAMAZOO GAZETTE

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI—31 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Bottoms, Ruth M., age 93, of Arlington, VA, passed away Monday, December 23, 2002 in Dayton, OH. Ruth was a very active member of Little Falls United Presbyterian Church and their Ruth Circle.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric in 1975; parents, Harry & Lucille Alford; & brother, Harold Alford.

            She is survived by her daughters & sons-in-law, Diane & Leonard O. Holmes of Kalamazoo, MI, Cynthia & Ronald Glenn Harrison of Dayton, OH; 3 granddaughters; & 3 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were conducted on December 26, 2002 at Marker & Heller Funeral Home, Huber Heights, OH. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, VA.

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Falls Church, VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kenneth Fawcett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth M. Bottoms (SS# issued in VA) was born 17 Apr 1909, last residence Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.

 

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SARAH BROWN ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Friday, 15 August 2003

 

            The beloved Sarah Brown Alford of Richmond departed this life August 14, 2003. She is survived by her devoted husband of 59 years, Matthew T. Alford; one son, Thurmond Alford; ten grandchildren, among them three devoted, Sheila Philips, Thurmond Alford Jr. (Holly), and Shawn Holder; four devoted great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Wayne Philips, and Alec and Ava Alford; one brother, Martin Brown; four sisters, Mary Anderson, Martha Johnson, Idia Bryant, and devoted Bessie Walker; one aunt, Mary Katherine Perkins; a host of nieces and nephews, among them devoted niece, Brenda Simms and devoted nephew, Dr. DeVance Walker Jr.; devoted daughter-in-law, Tess Royal; her devoted goddaughter, Sylvia Hill; other relatives and friends, among them devoted friends, Elizabeth Flax and Lucy Brown.

            Mrs. Alford worked at the American Tobacco Company for approximately 20 years, and for the City of Richmond’s Juvenile Detention Home for 30 years.

            Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home.... Remains will lie in state Saturday, 12 noon at Thirty-first Street Baptist Church, 823 N. 31st St., where funeral services will be held 1 p.m…. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah B. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 10 June 1920, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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SHELIA A. HEMBRICK ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—3 November 2010

 

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            Alford, Mrs. Shelia A., of Richmond, departed this life October 30, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Edwin A. Alford Sr.; two sons, Edwin A. Alford Jr. (Nicole) and Jamaal M. Alford (Candance); mother, Dorothy O. Hembrick; two grandchildren, Edwin A. Alford III and Jamaal A. Alford; four brothers, Herman Hembrick Jr., Ralph Hembrick (Larene), George Hembrick (Gloria) and Welton Hembrick (Marilyn); one sister, Edith Sessom; two sisters-in-law, Bambie L. Alford and Denise D. Alford; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St., where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m., and where funeral services will be held Thursday at 12 noon. Burial Oakwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SHUDARRYL LAVALE ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Saturday, 13 January 2007

 

 

            Shudarryl LaVale Alford was born June 20, 1974. He departed this life January 10, 2007. He is survived by his mother, Horlles Alford; his father, Cordell Hayes Sr.; two brothers, Mario Alford and Cordell Hayes Jr.; a great-grandmother, Ms. Lilly Hayes; grandparents, Mrs. Anna Ferebee, Mrs. Alice Jasper and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Hayes; also a devoted friend, Ms. Tiffany Cosby; and a host of uncles, aunts, nephews, cousins and friends.

            A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Assembly Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5607 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Shurdarryl [sic] L. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence not listed.

 

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STEPHANIE E. ALFRED

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Wednesday, 4 October 2006

 

            Stephanie E. Alfred—Suddenly departed this earthly world on Wednesday, September 27, 2006. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sisters, Barbara Alfred, Helen Butler and Alfreda Gibson and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Homegoing service will be held Thursday, October 5, 2006 from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. at Lewis Funeral Home, 311 N. Patrick St., Alexandria, VA. Interment National Memorial Park. Services by Peyton Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stephanie E. Alfred (SS# issued in VA) was born 13 Jan 1947, last residence Falls Church, Fairfax Co., VA.

 

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SUSIE ALFORD THOMAS

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—11 December 1992

 

LA CROSSE—Mrs. Susie Alford Thomas, 92, a homemaker and widow of Robin M. Thomas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susie A. Thomas (SS# issued in VA) was born 12 June 1900, last residence La Crosse, Mecklenburg Co., VA.

 

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THEADRICK MATHEW “ESSAU” ALFORD

 

ICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 20 July 2011

 

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            Alford, Mr. Theadrick Mathew “Essau,” departed this life July 15, 2011.

            He is survived by his son, Thurmond Alford Sr.; a host of grandchildren, among them Sheila Phillips and Thurmond Alford Jr. (Holly); also a host of great-grandchildren, among them Jasmine and Wayne Phillips and Alec and Ava Alford; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at Walter J. Manning Funeral Home, 700 N. 25th St. Remains will lie in state at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 31st Street Baptist Church, 823 N. 31st Street, where homegoing services will be held at 12 noon. Dr. Morris Henderson, pastor. Rev. Keith Manuel officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that [blank first name] Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 June 1919, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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THEODORE CRANDALL ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Wednesday, 22 October 2003

 

WILLIAMSBURG—Theodore Crandall Alford, MD, 79, of Naples, Fla., and Williamsburg, Va., died on Oct. 20, 2003, after a brief illness.

            Dr. Alford was born in Kansas City, Kan., and moved to Washington, D.C., at the age of 7, when his father became the Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Star. He was graduated from Landon School for Boys, where he was AAC tennis champion, Haverford College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Alford served as a Captain in the U.S. Navy where he helped establish the first American hospital, Bad Kreuznach, in occupied Germany.

            Following his military service, he returned home to do a surgical oncology fellowship at Sloane Kettering Memorial Hospital in NY City. Dr. Alford later became one of the first head and neck oncology surgeons in the Washington, D.C., area. Dr. Alford was the professor of surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and did extensive cancer research at National Institutes of Health. Among his notable accomplishments were his significant contributions on the genetic potential for the identification and treatment of cancers.

            Dr. Alford was married to the late Patricia Tully Alford, who preceded him in death in 2000, and is survived by his four children and their spouses, Regan and William R. Forrester Jr. of New Orleans and Susan Alford of St. Louis, Dena and Theodore C. Alford III of Annapolis and Cynthia and Terence John Tully Alford of Portland, Ore.; his granddaughters, Tully Anne Forrester, Celine Penn Forrester and Madeline Tully Alford. He is also survived by his wife, Betty M. Alford, and nine stepchildren and their spouses, Kathryn and Jack Richardson, Nancy and Terry Mularkey, Leslie and Scott Goetsch, Carol and Rone Baldwin, Carol and Jerry Frishman, Sharon and Clark Baldwin, Tracy and Hunter Creech, Margaret and Gary Bohlken, Kam and Ron Lemberger, Ross Mirmelstein and 15 step-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at Rock Creek Cemetery, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street NW, Washington, D.C….

 

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WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Saturday, 25 October 2003

 

THEODORE ALFORD DIES; ONCOLOGY SURGEON

 

            Theodore Crandall Alford, 79, a retired oncology surgeon who had a practice in Washington and taught surgery at George Washington University, died of brain cancer Oct. 20 at his home in Williamsburg, where he lived for the past five years.

            Dr. Alford, who also had a home in Naples, Fla., retired in 1984 after nearly 30 years in Washington. During that time, the former Georgetown and Bethesda resident shared a private practice with Calvin Klopp and taught oncology surgery at George Washington Hospital.

            Dr. Alford was born in Kansas City, Kan., and he was brought up in Washington, where his father was employed as the Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Star.

            The younger Alford graduated from the Landon School for Boys, where he was a noted tennis player; Haverford (Pa.) College; and Johns Hopkins University school of medicine.

            He interned at Johns Hopkins University Hospital and did his residency in ear, nose and throat medicine there as well.

            In the early 1950s, Dr. Alford served as a captain in the Navy for two years. He was stationed in Germany, where he helped established the American-run Landstuhl Hospital.

            After his military service, he completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

            In the 1960s and 1970s, Dr. Alford conducted research at the National Institutes of Health on genetic potential for identification and treatment of cancers.

            He was a member of the Head and Neck Society.

            His wife, Patricia Tully Alford, died in 2000 after 52 years of marriage.

            Survivors include his wife of two years, Betty M. Alford of Williamsburg; four children from his first marriage, Regan Forrester of New Orleans, Susan Alford of St. Louis, Theodore C. Alford III of Annapolis and Terence John Tully Alford of Portland, Ore.; nine stepchildren; and 18 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Theodore C. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 23 Nov 1923, last residence Naples, Collier Co., FL.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Patricia Tully Alford; and his second wife, Betty Alford, in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS MICHAEL ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Wednesday, 25 July 2001

 

            Mr. Thomas Michael Alford, 49, of Richmond, died July 13, 2001.

            He is survived by his father, John W. Alford Jr. and his wife, Barbara; three brothers, John and Tony Alford, Patrick Alford and his wife, Ginger; seven nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services are private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas M. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 18 Nov 1951 and died 15 July 2001, last residence Richmond, VA.

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

 

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TONY ANTHONY ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—8 September 2005

 

            Tony Anthony Alford, 44, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005. Viewing will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News. Arrangements by Fisher Funeral Home, Portsmouth, Va.

 

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Hines Funeral Home

Lamar, SC—_____ September 2005

 

 

Born February 24, 1961

Died September 6, 2005

 

            Tony Anthony Alford was born February 24, 1961 in Lamar, South Carolina, a son of George Alford and the late Henrietta Johnson Alford. At an early age, he moved to Newport News, Virginia and received his formal education there. He attended Warwick High School.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Newport News where he served as an usher. He worked at Costco for nearly six years and was previously employed with Farm Fresh as a baker. He worked in the bakery industry for over twenty-five years.

            Tony enjoyed bowling, cooking and interior decorating. He liked being with people and was a joy to be around. He loved his church and will surely be missed by friends and family alike.

            Surviving to cherish the loving memory of Tony Anthony Alford, in addition to his father, George Alford of Newport News, VA, include his stepmother, Kay Frances Alford of Newport News, VA; four sisters, Teresa (Robert) Swift of Leesburg, VA, Diane Alford and Antoinetta Alford both of Newport News, VA and Georgetta Williams of Lamar, SC; one brother, Eddie (Cheryl) Jones of Charlotte, NC; his nieces, Dyesha Karon Alford and Shekinah Lacresha Alford both of Newport News, VA and Treaka Williams of Lamar, SC; his nephews, Alonza Levell Alford, Shaphan Akai Alford and James Warren Alford all of Newport News, VA, Michael Trevor McAlpin of Leesburg, VA, Ronnie Williams of Lamar, SC and Jerome Jones of Charlotte, NC; his great niece, Kimara Pashell Alford and his great nephew Na?Juan Sontez? Gray both of Newport News, VA; his great aunt, Jessie Mae Mixon of Lamar, SC; a special friend Sherry Ricks and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and very dear friends.

 

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

 

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VALERIE POLLARD ALFORD

 

RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—Thursday, 18 May 2000

 

            Departed this life May 15, 2000, Mrs. Valerie Pollard Alford of 2223 Rosewood Ave.

            She is survived by her husband, Melvin L. Alford; one aunt, Lora M. Pollard; and cousins, among them, Maxine Bailey, Christine Starkes, Mary Ann Starkes, Doris Parker and Gloria Finch; three sisters-in-law, Shelly Alford, Annie B. Walker and Dorothy Scott; three brothers-in-law, William M. Alford and Edward and Dennis Holmes; and other relatives and friends.

            Remains rest at Joseph Jenkins Jr. FuneralHome, 2011 Grayland Ave. Funeral Friday 10 a.m. at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 1223 N. 25th St., where remains will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time. Dr. Darryl Husband, Pastor, officiating.

            Interment Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends assemble at the church 9:45 a.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visit: Legacy. com.

 

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH

Richmond, VA—17 May 2000

 

            Alford, Mrs. Valerie Pollard, 49, of Richmond, a computer technician, wife of Melvin L. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Valerie P. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 4 June 1950, last residence Richmond, VA.

 

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VAUGHN RAYMOND ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 8 January 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

                                               

            Vaughn Raymond Alford—On Friday, January 6, 1995, beloved son of Stanley Alford, Arlene Alford; brother of Arlene Alford–Blomer, Karen Alford–Brown, Joseph Stanley Alford, Janet Alford–Ransom, Dominic Alford, Patricia Alford–Taylor, Joan Yvonne Alford and Vernon Alford. He is also survived by a long–time friend, Ronald Mountain, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            On Tuesday, January 10 from 6 to 9 p.m., friends may call at McGuire Funeral Home, 7400 Georgia Ave. NW. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m., Wednesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 12th and Monroe Sts. NE. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vaughn R. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 22 May 1961, last residence Arlington, Arlington Co., VA.

 

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VERNON R. ALFORD, SR.

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—7 June 2000

 

            Vernon R. Alford Sr., 69, died Sunday, June 4, 2000.

            A memorial service will be held at noon Thursday, June 8, at Gilmore’s Funeral Home.

            A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Jackson Funeral Home in Laurinburg, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Piney Grove United in Maxton, N.C. Interment will be at Cedar Falls Cemetery in Blenem, S.C.

            He is survived by his wife, Mae Willie Galloway of Laurel Hill, N.C.; children, John E. Galloway, Vernon R. Alford Jr., Shirley Cooley, Leroy Alford, Mary Joe McKoy, Elaine Wright, Deborah McRae and Randy Alford; 23 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren; five daughters-in-law and three sons- in-law; his brother, Wade H. Alford; and sister, Ruth McRae.

            Cards, flowers and other thoughts of kindness for the memorial services should be sent to Gilmore’s Funeral Home, c/o Vernon R. Alford Jr., 3314 Roanoke Ave. The family would like to recognize Dula Morre, Josephine, Jennetter McDaniel of Newport News, Brenda Jones and Lorraine Harden of Lynchburg.

            Arrangements by Gilmore’s Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vernon R. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 28 Sept 1931, last residence Newport News, VA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Evans B. Alford and Wade Hampton Alford (including census information) in this compilation.

 

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VIOLA ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—19 May 1998

 

PORTSMOUTH—Viola Alford, 57, of the 3900 block of Greenwood Drive, died May 18, 1998. The body was cremated. Corprew Funeral Home, Portsmouth handled arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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VIOLA J. ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—25 June 1993

 

CHESAPEAKE—Viola J. Alford, 90, of the 2500 block of Norris Lane, a homemaker, died June 23, 1993, in a local hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Portsmouth and was the widow of James W. Alford Sr. She was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Tidal Wave Chapter.

            Survivors include two sons, Robert S. Alford of Chesapeake and the Rev. William L. Alford of Front Royal, Va.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Snellings Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, by Dr. Albert A. Peverall Jr. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the residence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Robert S. Alford in this compilation.

 

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VIRGINIA K. DAVIS ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—18 October 1997

 

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia K. Davis Alford, 85, of the 1600 block of Old Donation Parkway, died Oct. 16, 1997, in her residence, where she was the first resident of Windermere.

            Born in Jackson, Tenn., she had lived most of her life in Jacksonville, Fla. She was the widow of Boyd E. Alford. During World War II, Mrs. Alford was employed as a welder in Jacksonville shipyard.

            Survivors include a daughter, Paula F. “Pat” Roebuck of Virginia Beach; a sister, Frances Davis Pittman of Jacksonville; two grandchildren, Paul M. Roebuck, Laurie Virginia Jennings and her husband, John P. Jennings, all of Virginia Beach; a great-granddaughter, Caitlin Jennings of Virginia Beach; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Joe W. Davis.

            A memorial service will be held at Windermere at a later date. The body will be sent to Hardage and Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, for services and burial. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel, is handling arrangements.

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Sunday, 19 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Funeral services for Virginia K. Davis Alford will be held 2:00 PM Monday at the graveside in Greenlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Alford, a long time Jacksonville resident, died Thursday [October 16] in Virginia Beach, VA, where she had made her home.

            During WWII she was employed as a welder in the Jacksonville Shipyards.

            Survivors include a daughter, Paula F. “Pat” Roebuck of Virginia Beach; sister, Frances Davis Pittman; two grandchildren, Paul M. Roebuck and Laurie Virginia Jennings, both of Virginia Beach; great-granddaughter, Caitlin Jennings, and several nieces and nephews.

            She was pre-deceased by a brother, Joe W. Davis.

            Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 6940 Atlantic Blvd.

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Thursday, 23 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Virginia K. Alford, widow of Boyd E. Alford, died Thursday, October 16, in Virginia Beach, VA at 1604 Old Donation Parkway. She was the first resident of Windermere at Virginia Beach where she had resided for the last six years.

            Born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, she was a long time resident of Jacksonville.

            Survivors include a daughter, Paula F. “Pat” Roebuck and her husband James W. of Virginia Beach; sister, Frances Davis Pittman of Jacksonville; two grandchildren, Paul M. Roebuck and Laurie Virginia Jennings and her husband, John P.; great-granddaughter, Caitlin Jennings, all of VA Beach, plus various nieces and nephews.

            She was pre-deceased by a brother, Joe W. Davis of Jackson, Tennessee.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia K. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 5 Feb 1912, last residence Virginia Beach, VA.

 

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WADE HAMPTON ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Wednesday, 9 April 2008

 

            Wade Hampton Alford died Thursday, April 3, 2008. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Piney Grove Methodist Church in Maxton, N.C. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Local arrangements by O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home.

 

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FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 April 2008

 

HAMPTON, Va.—Wade Hampton Alford, 85, of Hampton, formerly of Laurinburg, N.C., died Thursday, April 3, 2008.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Thursday in Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Maxton, N.C. Burial in church cemetery.

            Viewing: 1 to 6 p.m. today at Jackson Funeral Home in Laurinburg.

            Survived by: Sons, Wade Jr. and Fred; daughters, Elizabeth and Carolyn; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wade H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 Jan 1923, last residence Newport News, VA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Vernon R. Alford and Evans B. Alford in this compilation.

            This African-American family is listed on the 1930 census in Clio, Marlboro Co., SC:

 

John D. Alford         head         33      SC SC SC      farmer      age 20 at 1st marriage

Sarah C.                   wife          30      SC NC SC                     age 17 at 1st marriage

John T.                     son            12      SC SC SC

Theda                       dau             8      SC SC SC

Myrtle                      dau             7      SC SC SC

Wade H.                  son             6      SC SC SC

Luther G.                 son     1-6/12      SC SC SC

Ruth M.                    dau     3-2/12      SC SC SC

 

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WESLEY GARLAND ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—23 June 2008

 

            Wesley G. Alford died, at age 71, Saturday, June 21, 2008. He was born on Dec. 11, 1936 in Fries, Va., to Robert Alford and Gladys Kennard. He came to the Peninsula while serving in the U.S. Air Force, around 1956, and lived here for about 20 years. His career involved accounting, data processing and administrative management for Newport News Shipbuilding, Brown & Root and Daniels Construction Company.

            He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Scarborough and a brother, Phillip Kennard.

            His survivors include his wife, Bettie Alford of Elizabethtown, N.C.; sons, Michael (Maria), Kenneth, Douglas and Bryan Alford, all of Newport News; sister, Nancy Hoyle (Gordon) of Hampton; brother, John Kennard (Jan) of San Diego, Calif.; and his grandchildren, Edgar Browning, Johnathan and Heather Alford, all of Newport News.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, June 23, at Bladen Funeral Home and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wesley Chapel Church, both in Elizabethtown, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His middle name appeared in the obituary headline.

 

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WILLIAM JOSEPH “JOE” ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0088

Father of William Joseph Alford III, AAFA #0144, and Stephen Michael Alford, AAFA #0536

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—Sunday, 29 August 2010

 

William Alford

 

HAMPTON—William J. Alford Jr. (Joe), 86, left to join his much loved wife, Jeanne, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

            He was preceded in death by Jeanne and a grandson, Benjamin Brand; and daughter-in-law, Cheri Alford.

            Joe was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Marine, engineer, civil servant and patriot. He was a graduate of Granby High School and Virginia Tech, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and pursued a master’s degree.

            He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps, as a Naval Aviator, in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and attained the rank of Captain. Joe was employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Langley Research Center for 31 years. He held several patents in the field of aeronautics and was instrumental in developing the design of the variable sweep wing.

            He is survived by his sons, Joe of Yorktown [AAFA #0144], Tom and wife, Donna of Hampton, and Stephen of Destin, Fla.[AAFA #0536]; daughter, Bonnie Alford-Restaino and husband, Jerry of Suffolk; seven grandchildren, Mary Jeanne Ball of Ashburn, Va., Kimberly Shray of Virginia Beach, William Alford of Williamsburg, Jerry Restaino of Suffolk, and Megan Alford, Chandler Alford, and Alexander Alford, all of Destin; four great-grandchildren, Chelsea Jenkins and Benjamin Shray of Virginia Beach, and Jessica Ball and Benjamin Ball of Ashburn. He is also survived by his niece, Patsy Alexander of Norfolk.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Dr., Hampton, VA 757-825-8070. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

 

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THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Sunday, 29 August 2010

 

HAMPTON—William J. “Joe” Alford Jr., 86, left to join his much loved wife, Jeanne, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010.

            He was preceded in death by Jeanne; a grandson, Benjamin Brand; and daughter-in-law, Cheri Alford.

            Joe was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, Marine, engineer, civil servant and patriot. He was a graduate of Granby High School and Virginia Tech where he earned his bachelor’s degree in aeronauticalengineering and pursued a master’s degree. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a naval aviator in the Pacific Theatre in World War II and attained the rank of captain. Joe was employed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Langley Research Center for 31 years. He held several patents in the field of aeronautics and was instrumental in developing the design of the variable sweep wing.

            He is survived by his sons, Joe of Yorktown, Tom and wife Donna of Hampton and Stephen of Destin, Fla., and daughter Bonnie Alford-Restaino and husband Jerry of Suffolk; seven grandchildren, Mary Jeanne Ball of Ashburn, Va., Kimberly Shray of Virginia Beach, William Alford of Williamsburg, Jerry Restaino of Suffolk, and Megan Alford, Chandler Alford and Alexander Alford, all of Destin, Fla.; four great- grandchildren, Chelsea Jenkins and Benjamin Shray of Virginia Beach and Jessica Ball and Benjamin Ball of Ashburn. He is also survived by his niece, Patsy Alexander of Norfolk.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Drive, Hampton, VA, 757-825-8070.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 27 Dec 1923, last residence Suffolk, VA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Jeanne Sabina Higgins Alford, in this compilation.

            Joe was the Virginia State Representative for AAFA. Joe and Jeanne attended AAFA’s 1992 annual meeting in Destin, FL.

            His lineage: William Joseph 1923 NC1, William Joseph 1886 NC2, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse bef 1765 NC6.

 

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WILLIE “BILLY” CHARLES ALFRED

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—2 September 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Alfred, Willie Charles (Billy)—On Sat., Aug. 31, 1996 at his residence, Willie Charles Alfred. Devoted husband of Denise Dial Alfred. Loving father of Kia Denise Alfred. Brother of Barbara Alfred, Helen Butler, Alfreda Gibson and Stephanie Alfred. He also is survived by his mother-in-law Beatrice Phillips, five nieces, four nephews, other relatives and many friends.

            Mr. Alfred will lie in state at Second Baptist Church, 6626 Costner Dr., Falls Church VA on Thursday Sept. 5, from 10 am until time of funeral services at 12 noon. Rev. James Brown, pastor.

            Interment National Memorial Park, Falls Church. Arrangements by Chinn Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that W.C. Alfred (SS# issued in VA) was born 19 Feb 1949 and died _____ Aug 1996, last residence not listed.

 

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WILMA LEWIS ALFORD

 

ROANOKE TIMES

Roanoke, VA—12 December 2001

 

            Alford, Wilma Lewis, 69, of Wytheville, died Monday, December 10, 2001. Funeral Thursday 2 p.m. in the Grubb Funeral Home Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilma L. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 7 Apr 1932, last residence Wytheville, Wythe Co., VA.

 

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WINNIE BELL ALFORD VOURIOTIS

 

DAILY PRESS

Newport News, VA—19 January 1999

 

CARROLLTON—Winnie Bell Alford, 74, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999. Born in Waynesboro, she had been a Peninsula resident for 41 years. She retired from Maida Development Co. after 23 years. She was also the owner of Danny’s Grill for 10 years.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her daughter, Deborah K. Bryan of Carrollton; her sisters, Frances Saunders of Poquoson, Gertrude Lam of Newport News and Josie Dunn of Hampton; her brothers, Daniel Lamb of Hampton, Johnnie Craig of Phoebus, Robert Craig of Richmond and Herman Craig of Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home in Hampton. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. on Wednesday by Chaplain Clarence W. Hilling. Interment will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.

            The family wishes any memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 5349 E. Princess Anne Road, Norfolk, Va. 23502.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Winnie B. Vouriotis (SS# issued in VA) was born 26 March 1924, last residence Carrollton, Isle of Wight Co., VA.

            See the obituary of her son Emmett Clyde Alford Jr. in this compilation, where she is listed as Winnie B. Vouriotis. Emmett’s obituary names his sister, Deborah Bryan, also named as a daughter in Winnie’s obituary.

 

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ZELMA STRADER ALFORD

 

CARROLL NEWS

Hillsville, Carroll Co., VA—Thursday, 16 December 1982

 

            Zelma Strader Alford, 84, of Woodlawn Route 1, died December 10 in a Galax hospital.

            Surviving are two brothers, Kent Alford, Max Meadows; and Marvin Alford, Fries; Pete and Bobby Fender, with whom he made his home and several nieces and nephews.

            Services were held December 12 at 11 a.m. in the Reece Morehead Funeral Chapel, Austinville, with the Rev. Johnny Briggs officiating. Interment was in the Alford Family Cemetery.

 

Photo from Alford Family Cemetery, Woodlawn, Carroll Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Sutphin Armentrout

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Zelma Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 May 1898 and died _____ Dec 1982, last residence Woodlawn, Carroll Co., VA. Note that his gravestone spells his first name “Zelmer.”

            See the obituaries of his brother Marvin Morrell Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Heath Johnson Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Marvin Morrell 1906 VA1, George Washington 1860 VA2, James Stephen 1831 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.