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9/18/2011 Checked Genealogy Bank for all Alfords and spelling variations

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WEST 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: 13 DECEMBER 2011

 

 

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ABIGAIL CRANOGWEN THOMAS ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 16 December 1968

 

            Mrs. Abigail Alford, 83, of 930 Park St., St. Albans, died Sunday in Thomas Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the St. Albans First Presbyterian Church.

            Her son, Clyde Alford, is the assistant football coach at St. Albans Junior High School and a councilman in St. Albans.

            Service will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Bartlett Funeral Home in St. Albans by the Rev. Leonard Underwood. Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery.

            Friends may call at the funeral home today.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Frank Leslie Alford in this compilation.

            She was born in1885 in OH, the daughter of Wyatt S. Thomas.

 

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ADA CATHERINE ALFORD ENNIS MCCOY

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 3 November 1998

 

HUNTINGTON—A. Catherine Ennis McCoy, 49, of Huntington died Nov. 1, 1998, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Buckhannon, after a short illness.

            She was a supervisor at Oliver’s Restaurant, Huntington, a part-time employee of the Wren’s Nest, St. Albans, and a Baptist.

            Surviving: husband, Joseph McCoy; son, Darrell Gene Ennis of Garretts Bend; brother, Wilbern Alford of Wilmington, N.C.; sister, Ellen Harrison of Burgaw, N.C.; two grandchildren.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Clair W. Matz officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father Andy William Alford; her brother Jasper William Alford; and her half-brother Wilbern Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Catherine was born 23 Nov 1948, the daughter of Andy William Alford and Oma Jane Wheeler. Her first husband was Larry Franklin Ennis.

            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: Ada Catherine 1948 WV1, Andy William 1912 WV2, Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV3, James Bird 1855 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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ADA V. WOOFTER ALFRED

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 8 June 2000

 

RAVENSWOOD—Ada V. Alfred, 77, of Ravenswood, Jackson County, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at home.

            She was a homemaker, a member of Vaughn United Methodist Church, Leachtown, and a native of Lewis County.

            Surviving: husband, Harold C. “Bud” Alfred; sons, Kent, Dean and Keith of Ravenswood, Don of Belpre, Ohio; brother, Lewis Woofter of Hepzibah; sister, Irene Craft of Vienna; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Jim Echol officiating. A memorial service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the chapel at Arlington Memorial Gardens, Parkersburg. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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AMY MARIE ALFORD THOMAS

 

Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home

St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 17 April 2007

 

 

August 29, 1922 - April 17, 2007

 

            Amy M. Thomas, 84, of Nitro, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Heartland of Charleston.

            She was the co-owner of Thomas Lawnmower in Nitro.

            She was the last surviving child of the late Jonas and Genevieve Alford. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Forest Thomas, grandson, Robbie Adams, five brothers and three sisters.

            Amy is survived by her sons, Ray Thomas and his wife, Louise and Ron Thomas and his companion, Liz Rhodes, all of St. Albans; daughter, Carol Sue Buck and her husband, Terry, also of St. Albans.

            Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2007, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, 110 B Street, St. Albans, WV with Pastor Kenneth Coon officiating. Burial will follow in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans....

 

 

Photos from Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Amy M. Thomas (SS# issued in WV) was born 29 Aug 1922, last residence Nitro, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jonas Vernon Alford and Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford; and her siblings Reva Gay Alford, Ruby Dell Alford Powell, Tom Alford, and Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Amy Marie 1922 WV1, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ANDREW MILTON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 6 February 1948

 

            Alford, Andrew Milton, 86, of Trace Fork, Putnam County, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Verna Woods, St. Albans, Friday morning.

            Surviving also are six children, Mrs. Lula Miller, Montgomery, Mrs. Mary Booth, Akron, O., John Alford, Olney, W. Va., William D. Alford, Trace Fork, Andrew J. Alford, Barberton, O., and Charles H. Alford, Detroit, Mich.

            Funeral Arrangements are incomplete. The body is at the Bartlett funeral home of St. Albans.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Malinda Ann Cochran Alford; and children Lula Garnett Alford Forbes Miller, John Calvery Alford, William Dolan Alford, Henry Sherman Alford, and Jack Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio 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: Andrew Milton 1862 WV1, Robert 1814 VA2, George 1763 Ireland3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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ANDY WILLIAM ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—14 December 1975

 

            Andy William Alford, 66, of Rt. 1. Sod. Lincoln County, died Saturday in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer.

            Surviving: wife Oma; daughters, Mrs. Ellen Harrison of Amma, Mrs Catherine Ennis of St. Albans; sons, Jasper and Wilbern both of St. Albans; brother, Palmer of Charleston; sisters, Mrs. Ova Thornton of Beckley, Mrs. Onna McClure of Barboursville; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

            Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home. St. Albans.... Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Park....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Ada Catherine Alford Ennis McCoy and Jasper William Alford; his stepson Wilbern Lee Alford; his mother, Isabel Short McCallister Alford; and his sisters Ova May Alford Thornton and Onna Ival Alford McClure in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Andy William 1912 WV1, Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ANNA MARGARET DEUBEL ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 20 May 1960

 

POCA [Putnam Co.]—A long illness ended in death Thursday [May 19] for Mrs. W.C. (Anna) Alford, 84, of Poca. She died at her home. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Charleston and Rebekah Lodge No. 143 of Poca and St. Albans Chapter of Order of Eastern Star.

            Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Cary, Mrs. Bertha Thomas and Mrs. Emma Elizabeth Stewart, all of Poca.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Gatens Funeral Home at Poca.... Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park at St. Albans.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Walter Clyde Alford, in this compilation.

            Her death certificate [West Virginia Division of Culture and History] lists her middle name, her birth date 1 Feb 1876, and her parents: John C. Deubel and Elizabeth Fulmer.

 

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ANNIE L. ALFORD CASH

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 12 September 1960

 

HAMLIN—Mrs. Annie Alford Cash, 81, of Garretts Bend [Lincoln Co.], died yesterday at her home after a short illness. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Garretts Bend.

            Surviving are four sons, C.B. of.Garretts Bend, Denver of Griffithsville, Glen of Milton and Destel of Charleston; three daughters, Mrs. J.W. Woodyard of Garretts Bend, Mrs. H.W. Bishop of St. Albans and Mrs. Lloyd Eggleton of Scott Depot; three brothers, J.V., L.D., and F.E. Alford of Garretts Bend; three sisters. Mrs. Lon Spurlock, Mrs. Frank McCallister and Mrs.Cora Meadows of Hurricane; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in Dry Branch Elementary School by Minister Gerald Watts. Burial will be in McDowell Cemetery at Garretts Bend. The body is at Koontz Funeral Home here.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Cora Alice Alford Meadows, Georgia Allen Alford Spurlock, Fernandin Ezra Alford, and Jonas Vernon Alford in this compilation.

            Annie L. Alford was born 15 Jan 1879 in Turkey Creek, Putnam Co., WV, the daughter of James Bird Alford and Sarah Wheeler. She married William E. Cash.

            Her lineage: Annie L. 1879 WV1, James Bird 1855 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ARMOND C. ALFORD

Brother of Christine Elizabeth Alford Harris Dawson, AAFA #0960, Margie M. Alford Sisk, AAFA #0959, William Harlan Alford, AAFA #0956, and Naomi Alford Jacobs, AAFA #0952

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, KY—Wednesday, 21 April 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

CENTRAL CITY [KY]—Armond Alford, 74, Charleston, W. Va., formerly of Central City, died Tuesday in Huntington, W. Va. Funeral, 2 p.m. Thursday, Tucker Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Armond C. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 28 Aug 1918, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituary of his sister Naomi Alford Jacobs in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Christine Elizabeth Alford Harris Dawson, AAFA #0960, in Kentucky Obituaries

            For more information on his family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            His lineage: Armond C. 1918 KY1, Harlan 1894 KY2, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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BARBARA L. ALFRED SHAVER

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 17 January 1999

 

ALUM BRIDGE—Barbara L. Shaver, 40, of Alum Bridge, Lewis County, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, in United Hospital Center, Clarksburg, after a long illness.

            She was an agent with Real Estate Marketing and a member of the Eagles Auxiliary 2481, Moose Lodge 1376, St. Boniface Catholic Church, Leading Creek, and the church’s Altar Society.

            Surviving: companion Rick Davidson; daughter, Keely Riley of Alum Bridge; father and stepmother, Dewayne and Carlen Alfred of Camden; stepfather and mother, John and Ada “Dot” Aman of Alum Bridge; brother, Michael Alfred of Coxs Mills; maternal grandmother, Geneva Talbott of Camden.

            Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Boniface Catholic Church.... Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Boyle Funeral Home, Weston, where there will be a rosary service at 8.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BERTHA EDNA TORMAN ALFORD

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 16 October 1989

 

            Mrs. B. Edna Torman Alford, 82, of Hurricane, died Oct. 14, 1898, in Putnam General Hospital, Teays Valley, after a long illness.

            Surviving: sister, Mary Grass of Hurricane.

            Service will be at 11 A.m. Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Jiggs Rogers officiating.

            Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery, near Hurricane….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bertha E. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 30 Dec 1906 and died _____ Oct 1989, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

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

 

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BESSIE JOSEPHINE ALFORD MASSEY

 

[Although Bessie died in OH, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to WV.]

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 17 March 1975

 

PATRIOT [Gallia Co.], Ohio—Mrs. Bessie Alford Massey, 76, of Patriot, Ohio, formerly of St. Albans and Nitro, was dead on arrival Sunday at Holzer Hospital, Gallipolis, Ohio, following a long illness.

            She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, near Tornado.

            Surviving: husband, Harry Massey; daughters. Mrs. Thelma McCallister, Mrs. Opal Miles and Mrs. Lucille White of St. Albans, Mrs. Arlene Beaver of Libya, North Africa, Mrs. Jean Sanson of Masury, Ohio: sons, Bradford of Patriot, Ohio, Eugene of Nitro; brothers, Romea Alford and Elvin “Butch” Alford of South Charleston, the Rev. Herbert Alford of Scott Depot; sisters, Miss Mamie Alford and Mrs. Alice Childress of South Charleston; 18 grandchildren; six great grandchildren.

            The body is in Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans. Arrangements are incomplete.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Massey (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 29 Apr 1898, last residence Patriot, Gallia Co., OH.

            See the obituaries of her parents Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and siblings Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford, and in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Bessie Josephine 1898 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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BLANCHE MABEL MCCORMICK ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 27 February 1986

 

            Mrs. Blanche M. Alford, 67, of Alum creek, died Wednesday [February 26] in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of Bible Center Church, Charleston.

            Surviving: husband, Cline; daughter, Mrs. Betty Turley of Alum Creek; sons, Darrell of St. Albans, Jack of South Charleston, Gary of Nitro; sisters, Mrs. Olive White of Nitro, Mrs. Virginia Bonham of Charleston; brothers, Edgel McCormick of South Charleston, Bernie McCormick of Okeechobee, Fla., Dorsey McCormick of Winfield; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek…. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanche Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 29 July 1917 and died _____ Feb 1986, last residence Alum Creek, Kanawha Co., WV.

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

            Her middle name is from Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, the website of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422.

 

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CLARA IRENE MOSS ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 10 July 1951

 

HURRICANE, July 9—(Special)—Mrs. Clare [sic] Irene Alford, 72, of RFD 2, Hurricane died today at home.

            She is survived by her husband, James R. Alford of Hurricane; four daughters, Mrs. Angie Sowards, Mrs. Vosta Willis and Mrs. V.A. Curry, all of Huntington and Mrs. D.J. Dunn of Akron, O.; five sons, Herman, L.C., Lonnie and Cephas, all of Hurricane and Cecil of St. Albans; a sister, Mrs. Mary Wheeler of Hurricane and a half-brother, I.H. Lemons of Alderson.

            The body is at Allen Mortuary in Hurricane.

 

Photo from Sink Family Tree, Ancestry.com (Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putham Co., WV)

Permission granted by the photographer, Jacqueline Sink Mygatt

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Robert Alford; and children Joseph Cephas Alford, Leslie Ceber Alford, Virginia Lee Alford Curry, and William Cecil Alford in this compilation.

 

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CLARK LEE ALFORD

 

[Although he died in OH, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to WV.]

 

BECKLEY POST-HERALD

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—Friday, 9 March 1951

 

HINTON, March 8—Clark L. Alford, 49, died at his home in Columbus, O., Tuesday [March 6] at 10:15 p.m. after an extended illness. Mr. Alford had moved to Columbus from Beckley in September, 1950. He was a former employee of the Beckley Newspapers Corporation.

            Mr. Alford was born at Marie, Summers County, February 10, 1902, a son of the late O.B. and Norma Brown Alford. He was a member of the West Park Methodist Church at Columbus, and the Lewisburg Masonic Lodge. The body will be removed to the home of his sister, Mrs. Leonard Ballard at Alderson Friday from the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Lewisburg with the Rev. Ray Wilson of Beckley officiating assisted by the Rev. Stacey Grosscup of Lewisburg. Burial will follow in the Rosewood Cemetery at Lewisburg. The Lewisburg Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside services.

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gladys Alford, of Columbus; two sons, Harry and Homer, of the U.S. Army, stationed on Okinawa; five daughters, Mrs. Charles Holiday, of Pittsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Robert Tupper, of California; Mrs. Thomas Goodwin, of Roanoke, Va.; Patricia and Doris at home; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Burns, of Ronceverte, and Mrs. Virginia Ballard, of Alderson, and three grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford is a nephew of Roxie and Lura Brown of Hinton.

 

AAFA NOTES: Clark was born 10 Feb 1902 in Summers Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife Gladys Morgan Alford; his father, Olin B. Alford; and his sister Virginia Alford Ballard in this compilation.

            Clark’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines.

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

            See also AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            His lineage: Clark Lee 1902 WV1, Olin B. 1877 WV2, Merican V. 1831 VA3, Joseph 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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COLUMBUS JACKSON ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 16 July 1946

 

            Alford, Columbus Jackson (Bub)—76, of Smith Creek, St. Albans, died yesterday morning [July 15] at his home.

            Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bessie Massey of Gallipolis, O. Mrs. Alice Childress of Alum Creek, the Misses Mamie and Sylvia Alford. both at home; four sons, Roy Alford of Parksburg, Pa., Elvin and Herbert Alford, both of St. Albans, and Romea Alford of South Charleston; 17 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Service will be at 3:30 p. m. tomorrow at the Wesleyan Methodist Mission in St. Albans. Girt Sayre will officiate, assisted by George Hartwell. Burial will be In Teays Hill cemetery with the Bartlett mortuary of St. Albans in charge.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Zora Alice Draper Alford; his children Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford; and his sister Rhoda Ann Alford Thornton in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Columbus Jackson 1866 WV1, George Washington 1837 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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CONRAD CLINE ALFORD

 

[A very similar article was published 22 January 2004 in the Putnam Democrat, Culloden, Cabell Co., WV.]

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Tuesday, 13 January 2004

 

            Conrad Cline Alford, 55, of Culloden, W.Va., passed away in the comfort of family and friends, Monday January 12, 2004, in St. Mary’s Medical Center after a short illness.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Conrad Charlton Alford.

            He was employed by Tri-State Chrysler of Huntington and Oak Hill Chrysler of Oak Hill; member of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, Hurricane; a Mason, Scottish Rite, West Virginia Motor Sports board member and a member of the Mustang Club of West Virginia.

            He is survived by his loving wife Connie; daughters Marsha Alford of Scott Depot and Marlene Alford of Hurricane; his mother, Ruth [Ashworth[ Alford of Hurricane; sister, Linda Kaye Carter of Endicott, N.Y.

            Funeral service 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, Hurricane; entombment in Valley View Memorial Park Mausoleum [Hurricane, Putnam Co.]....

 

Photo from Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Candie Freeman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            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: Conrad Cline 1948 WV1, Conrad Charlton 1920 WV2, Herman Clyde 1898 WV3, James Robert 1881 WV4, Joseph A. 1840 VA5, Robert 1814 VA6, George 1763 Ireland7, John 1735 Ireland8.

 

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CORA ALICE ALFORD MEADOWS

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 4 May 1965

 

            Meadows, Mrs. Cora Alice—88, Hurricane, Putnam County, Monday at home. Hurricane Church of Christ, Lincoln County native.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Virgie Burns, Mrs. Zelpha Davis, both Culloden, Mrs. Helda Kinder, Mrs. Clara Terry, Mrs. Pansy Gillespie, all Hurricane; son, Jasper, Hurricane; brothers, Dow, Ezra and Jonas Alford, all Garrets Bend; sisters Mrs. Wilda McCallister, Mrs. Georgia Spurlock, Hurricane.

            Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Church of Christ, Riddle Cemetery, Charlie’s Creek. Body at home of daughter, Mrs. Gillespie. Allen Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie L. Alford Cash, Georgia Allen Alford Spurlock, Fernandin Ezra Alford, and Jonas Vernon Alford in this compilation.

            Cora Alice Alford was born 19 Dec 1876 in Turkey Creek, Putnam Co., WV, the daughter of James Bird Alford and Sarah Wheeler. She married George Benton Meadows.

            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: Cora Alice 1876 WV1, James Bird 1855 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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DENVER CLINE ALFORD

Uncle of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

Source unknown

_____, WV—Wednesday, 18 October 1995

 

 

            Cline Alford, 84, of Alum Creek died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1995, at PCH #2, St. Albans, after a long illness.

            He was a retired chemical operator for Union Carbide, South Charleston. He was a member of the Bible Center Church.

            Surviving: daughter, Betty Turley of Alum Creek; sons, Darrell Alford of Richmond, Va., Jack Alford of South Charleston, and Gary Alford of Alum Creek; brother, Ellis Alford of Scott Depot; sister, Faye Chandler of South Charleston; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek with Pastor Frank Chapman and James McQuerrey officiating. Burial will be in Forks of Coal Memorial Park, Alum Creek.

            Friends may call from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Forks of Coal Community Cemetery, Alum Creek, Lincoln Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cline Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 16 July 1911, last residence Alum Creek, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Blanche Mabel McCormick Alford; brother Norris Ellis Alford; his stepmother Nellie Adkins Alford Nicholas; and his half-siblings Faye Frances Alford Chandler and Forrest Wilburn Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Denver Cline 1908 WV1, Stafford Garfield 1883 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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DIANA YVONNE FORREN ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-HERALD

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—Saturday, 10 January 2009

 

GRASSY MEADOWS—Diana Yvonne Alford, 70, of Grassy Meadows, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009 in the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at Fairlea following a courageous battle with cancer.

            Born on October 9, 1938 in Pike County, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Russell and Laylie Sellards Forren.

            She served in the United States Navy; worked for the Bank of Alderson and Greenbrier Valley National Bank as a teller before retiring and was known by her family as a real ‘homebody.’

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Jacqueline Lytle.

            Survivors include her husband James W. Alford; one son Greg Alford of Clearwater, Fla.; one daughter Cindy Alford of Grassy Meadows; one brother Hobert Forren and wife Pauline of Grassy Meadows; one sister Naomi Clary and husband Horace of Fredericksburg, Va.; and four grandchildren Jimmy Alford, Heather Breault, Heaven Stewart, and Kylie Alford.

            Services will 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 11, in the Meadow Grove Baptist Church at Dawson with Pastor Les Mullens officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery at Clintonville.

            As per her request, there will be no visitation, but friends may gather with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. before the service at the church.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of sympathy be made to the American Cancer Society, 1816 Jefferson Street, Bluefield, WV 24701.

            Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Chapel, Rainelle.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Diana Y. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Alderson, Greenbrier Co., WV.

 

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EARLY WINE ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 12 November 1976

 

MILTON—Earl W. Alford, 81, of Milton, who has 108 survivors, died Thursday [Nov. 11] in Huntington Hospital after a short illness.

            He was a retired employee of the Chessie System.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Mabel Byrd and Mrs. Charlene Null of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Audrey Arthur of Milton, Mrs. Eva Holley of Huntington, Mrs. James Davis of Scott Depot; sons, Thomas, Earl Jr., Richard and Forest of Milton, Paul of Ray, Ohio, Milton of Columbus, Ohio, William of Denver, Herbert of Ona, Wendell of Fraziers Bottom; 42 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.

            Service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Mount Olive United Methodist Church, Milton.... Burial will be in Lunsford Cemetery, Milton.

            Friends may call today from 2 to 9 p.m, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

 

Photo from Lunsford Cemetery, Mason Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Robin Hager [this one, Lucy Virginia Ward Alford, Richard Michael Alford, and Karen Alford Holley in WV, and Mary Beth Willis Alford in WY] - rhager23@aol.com – sent email 9/18/2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Early Alford (SS# issued by the RR Board) was born 18 Jan 1895, last residence Milton, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his daughter, Julia Audrey Alford Arthur; daughter-in-law Lucy Virginia Ward Alford; and his sister-in-law Garnett Virginia Cooper Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Milton Reece Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and his daughter-in-law Mary Beth Willis Alford in Wyoming Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information. This genealogy spells Early’s name Earlewine, but his family, his gravestone, and most records show him as Early W. Alford or Early Wine Alford.

            His lineage: Early Wine 1895 WV1, Milton Eli 1860 VA2, James 1825 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ELLEN VALERIA ALFORD WOODALL

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 13 January 1953

 

HAMLIN [Lincoln Co.], Jan. 12 (Special)—Mrs. Ellen Woodall, 72, died this a.m. today at her home near Hamlin after an illness of several weeks. She was the widow of William Woodall.

            Surviving are two sons, Hursey and Hurxel, both of Hamlin; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Stewart, Kayford; a sister, Mrs. Alice Sink, Decatur, Tenn.; a brother, James Alford, Hurricane, and 10 grandchildren.

            Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Koontz mortuary at Hamlin with Flavel K. Smith, minister, will officiate. Burial will be in the Evans Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be nephews and flower girls, nieces. The body will remain at the mortuary until funeral time.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ellen Valeria Alford was born 17 June 1879, the daughter of Joseph A. Alford and Virginia “Lillie” Garrett.

            See the obituaries of her brother James Robert Alford in this compilation.

            Her record at FindAGrave.com lists her as Valeria Ellen Woodall, born 18 July 1880 and died 12 Jan 1953, burial in Woodall Cemetery in Lincoln Co., WV.

            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: Ellen Valeria 1879 WV1, Joseph A. 1840 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ELSIE ADAMS FERRELL ALFORD

 

Photo from Heck Funeral Home

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—11 September 2007

 

            Elsie Ferrell, 81, of Milton, W.Va., went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at her daughter's residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton with Rev. Windell Shull officiating. Burial will follow in Bicker Cemetery.

            She was born December 28, 1925 in Milton, a daughter of the late Elijah Adams and Virginia Shaffer. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Jack Ferrell and one daughter, Sharon Miller.

            She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church of Charleston, W.Va.

            She is survived by one son, Jack Ferrell and his wife Kim; one daughter, Roseann Cuny Newsome and her husband Robert; three sisters, Mabel Beshaers, Malinda Supthin and Margie Scarberry; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Online condolences may be sent at www.heckfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her obituary on the Heck Funeral Home website is identical to the one in the newspaper above, but the headline is “Obituary for Elsie Ferrell Alford.” Her memorial at FindAGrave.com lists her as Elsie Adams Ferrell and includes the information that “Elsie was married a second time to Earl Wine Alford, Jr., who also preceded her in death.”

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

            Her second husband’s lineage: Earl Wine 1922 WV1, Early Wine 1895 WV2, Milton Eli 1860 VA3, James 1825 VA4, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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ELSIE JEWELL ALFORD WHITE

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Sunday, 6 November 2005

 

            Elsie Jewell White, 93, of Milton peacefully passed away on Nov. 5, 2005, following a long illness. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at Heck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Bright officiating and the Rev. Brent Beckett assisting. Burial will follow in the Bicker Cemetery on Barkers Ridge Road, Milton.

            Jewell was born Jan. 15, 1912, in Hurricane, W.Va., a daughter of the late Joseph Willard "Pete" and Flora Ann Woodall Alford. She was retired from BASF and as a personal caregiver. She was a long time member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church of Hurricane, being baptized at the age of 16.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oval Lee White; three brothers, Homer, Willard and Bernie Alford; five sisters, Verba White, Velma Scarberry, Margie Barnett, Virgie Fizer and Gracie Alford.

            She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Jean and Floyd "Jack" Hickman of Milton; one grandson, Randy Lee Hickman; one granddaughter, Benita Lynn Ryalls, both of Milton; three great-grandchildren, Cassie Lynn Ryalls of Asheville, N.C., Zachary Brad Ryalls of Milton and Jasmin Lee Chaney Hickman of Culloden; and several special nieces and nephews. Thanks to Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, especially to the employees of the North Front Hall and to Hospice Care of Kanawha County. Online condolences may be sent at www.heckfuneralhome.net.

            Thanks to Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, especially to the employees of the North Front Hall and to Hospice Care of Kanawha County.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elsie J. White (SS# issued in WV), last residence Milton, Cabell Co., WV.

            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: Elsie Jewell 1912 WV1, Joseph Willard 1875 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ELVIN SAMUEL “BUTCH” ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Saturday, 8 April 1978

 

            Elvin "Butch" Alford Sr., 74, of Route 2 St. Albans, died Friday in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

            He was retired from Union Carbide and was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving: wife Thelma; daughter, Mrs. Jessie L. Blalock of Annandale, Va; sons Elvin S. Jr. and Curtis, both of South Charleston, Ray of Willoughby, Ohio; sisters, Miss Mamie Alford and Mrs. Alice Childress, both of South Charleston; brothers, the Rev. Herbert Alford of Scott Depot, Romea of South Charleston; 11 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Clark Bryan and the Rev. C.A. Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that E. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 28 July 1903 and died _____ Apr 1978, last residence St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his parents Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and siblings Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Elvin Samuel 1903 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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EUGENE E. ALFORD

Cousin of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 10 May 1999

 

            Eugene E. Alford, 59, of Charleston died Saturday, May 8, 1999, in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness.

            He was a lifelong resident of Kanawha County.

            Surviving: cousins, Stafford Chandler of South Charleston, Joan Parsons of Ceredo.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.... Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum, St. Albans....

 

 

Photos from Cunningham Memorial Park, Saint Albans, Kanawha  Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene E. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 18 June 1939, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Forrest Wilburn Alford and Margaret M. Price Alford, in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Eugene E. 1939 WV1, Forrest Wilburn 1915 WV2, Stafford Garfield 1883 WV3, Lafayette 1850 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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EVERETT BOWMAN ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 19 December 1973

 

            Everett B. Alford, 82, of 439 B St., St. Albans, died Tuesday [Dec. 18] in Thomas Memorial Hospital, South Charleston, after a long illness. Mr. Alford was a retired St. Albans merchant and a World War I veteran.

            He is survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Bartlett Funeral Home in St Albans. Burial in Teays Hill Cemetery....

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett Alford (SS# issued in WV or NC) was born 12 Oct 1891, last residence Saint Albans, KanawhaCo., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lucy P. Hoffman Alford, and his mother, Sarah E. McCown Alford, in this compilation.

            He is listed in The Political Graveyard: “Alford, Everett B.—of Kanawha County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1956.”

            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: Everett Bowman 1891 WV1, James D. 1848 WV2, William 1822 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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FAYE FRANCES ALFORD CHANDLER

Aunt of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 19 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Faye F. Chandler, 79, of South Charleston died Monday, Nov. 17, 1997, in Arthur B. Hodges Center after a long illness.

            She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Kanawha County, a member of Women of the Moose, St. Albans, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, South Charleston, and St. Albans American Legion Auxiliary 73. She was preceded in death by husband, Kenneth James Chandler.

            Surviving: daughter, Joan Chandler Parsons of Ceredo; son, Stafford Chandler of South Charleston; brother, Ellis Alford of Scott Depot; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Allen officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park, South Charleston.

            Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, where a Moose memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. today. Friends may also call one hour prior to service at the church.

 

AA AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Faye F. Chandler (SS# issued in WV) was born 10 Sept 1918, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her brother Forrest Wilburn Alford; mother, Nellie Adkins Alford Nicholas; and her half-brothers Denver Cline Alford and Norris Ellis Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Faye Frances 1918 WV1, Stafford Garfield 1883 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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FERNANDIN EZRA “MANN” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Monday, 24 July 1989

 

            F.E. ‘Man’ Alford, 95, of Garretts Bend died Monday at his residence. He was a retired farmer.

            Surviving are three daughters, Erma Wade of Griffithsville, Myrtle Green of Alum Creek and Frances Torman of Sod; and one son, Virgil Alford of Holt, Mich.

            Funeral 1 p.m. Wednesday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek; burial in Sansom Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Sansom Cemetery, Garretts Bend, Lincoln Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fernandin E. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 23 July 1894, last residence Sod, Lincoln Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Annie L. Alford Cash, Georgia Allen Alford Spurlock, Cora Alice Alford Meadows, and Jonas Vernon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Ezra Virgil Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            He was called “Mann” and married Cora Bays, the daughter of James Bays and Mary Lambert.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information. This website lists his name as Fernandez Ezra “Man” Alford.

            His lineage: Fernandin Ezra 1894 WV1, James Bird 1855 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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FORREST WILBURN “FROSTY” ALFORD

Uncle of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 1 April 1977

 

            Forrest (Frosty) Alford, 61, of 817 Greenbrier St., St Albans, died Wednesday [March 30] at home apparently of a heart attack.

            He was a retired carpenter from Union Carbide, a 15-year resident of St. Albans and World War II veteran.

            Surviving: son, Eugene at home; sisters, Mrs. Faye Chandler of South Charleston, [half-sister] Mrs. Lillian Wolfe of St Albans; [half-]brothers, Ellis of Teays Valley, Cline of Alum Creek.

            Service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.... Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum....

 

Photos from Cunningham Memorial Park, Saint Albans, Kanawha  Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

See the obituary of his son Eugene E. Alford for a photo of the mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Forrest Alford (SS# issued in WV or NC) was born 17 May 1917, last residence Saint Albans, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret M. Price Alford; son Eugene E. Alford; mother, Nellie Adkins Alford Nicholas; sister Faye Frances Alford Chandler; and half-brothers Denver Cline Alford and Norris Ellis Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Forrest Wilburn 1915 WV1, Stafford Garfield 1883 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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FRANCES ELIZABETH HART ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 2 February 1920

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Alford, widow of the late John Alford, a well-known resident of St. Albans, died yesterday morning [Feb. 1] at the home of her son, Frank Alford, at the Majestic Hotel.

            Illness of a few days duration of pneumonia caused the death of Mrs. Alford.

            She is survived by two sons, Frank Alford, of St. Albans, and Walter Alford, of Poca.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Frank Leslie Alford and Walter Clyde Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: John D. 1846 WV1, William 1822 VA2, James 1795 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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FRANK LESLIE ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—21 April 1942

 

Former Operator of Hotel Called

 

            Funeral services for Frank Leslie Alford, 60, one-time operator of the Alford hotel at St. Albans and a retired traveling salesman, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church in St. Albans.

            Rev. J.E. Myers and Rev. J.R. Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be in Teays Hill cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died unexpectedly of a heart attack near midnight Monday at his home in St. Albans. He had been playing checkers with his son, Clyde Daniel Alford, athletic coach at St. Albans high school, and went to the kitchen to get a drink of water when he suffered the attack.

            He was a member of Washington lodge No. 58, A.F. and A.M., Scottish Rite and Beni Kedem temple. He had resided in St. Albans for 32 years.

            Also surviving are his widow, Mrs. Abbie Alford and a brother Walter Alford of Poca. The body is at the Bartlet mortuary at St. Albans and will be returned to the residence Tuesday evening.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: Frank was b. 27 Dec 1881 in WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Abigail Cranogwen Thomas Alford; his mother, Frances Elizabeth Hart Alford; his brother Walter Clyde Alford; and his daughter-in-law Mary Maxine Leasure Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Frank Leslie 1881 WV1, John D. 1846 WV2, William 1822 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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FRANKLIN DELANO ALFORD

 

[AAFA has been unable to obtain an official obituary—this was probably written by the FindAGrave submitter.]

                                           

Alford Cemetery—www.findagrave.com

Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—_____ Dec 1992

 

            Frank was the son of Cecil and Vada Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            Frank was the Husband of Lana "June" McGhee-Alford. He is also survived by his children including son Timothy Alford his wife Patricia Brown-Alford, Carol Adams her husband Roger, Susan Pauley her husband Mark and Rebecca Fridley her husband Gary. He is the Grandfather of Tracy and Shane Alford, Alisha and Roger Adams, Christopher and Tiffany Pauley and the late Stephen Fridley.

            Frank was the brother of Lee Alford.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 20 Jun 1937, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lana June McGhee Alford; his parents William Cecil Alford and Vada Hazel Chaney Alford; and his brother Wondal Lee Alford in this compilation.

            His Find A Grave memorial includes family photos.

            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: Franklin Delano 1937 WV1, William Cecil 1902 WV2, James Robert 1881 WV3, Joseph A. 1840 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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GARNETT VIRGINIA COOPER ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Saturday, 12 April 1975

 

            Mrs. Garnet Alford, 74, of Milton, died Friday [April 11] in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Huntington.

            Surviving: son, Homer E. Alford of Milton; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Meadows of Eleanor; adopted daughter, Mrs. John Lewis, address not listed; sister, Mrs. Ruby Waugh of Huntington; brothers, Andrew Cooper of Lesage, Russell Cooper of Barboursville, Jess Cooper of Huntington, Dock Cooper of Grayson, Ky., Bill Cooper of Oak Hill.

            Service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Burial will be in Wyant Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garnett Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 27 March 1902, death date listed as _____ Apr 1975, last residence Milton, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Early Wine Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Homer “Hallie” 1897 WV1, Milton Eli 1860 VA2, James 1825 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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GARRY WAYNE ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—11 March 2011

 

            Garry Wayne Alford, 59, of Hurricane passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his residence after an extended illness.

            Garry was a construction worker.

            He is survived by his daughter, Heather Alford of Hilton Head, S.C., son, Anthony Alford of Charleston, S.C.; mother, Mary Mallory of Hurricane; father and stepmother, Jim "JC" and Beverly Alford of Hurricane; sister and brother-in-law, Lesa and David Skaggs of Caddo Mills, Texas; and brother, Stephen Alford of Hurricane.

            Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, with Jim McGehee officiating. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery, Hurricane.

            Friends may call one hour prior to the funeral service.

            Online condolences may be made at www.chapmanfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garry W. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 15 May 1951, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

 

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GENEVA CYNTHIA “JENNIE” COON ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 5 January 1954

 

GARRETT’S BEND, Jan. 4—(Special)—Mrs. Geneva Cenethia Alford, 77, wife of J.V. Alford of this Lincoln County community, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her home.

            She was a native of Lincoln County and had lived here most of her life.

            Also surviving are four daughters: Mrs. Ruby Powell of West Hamlin, Miss Reva Gay Alford at home, Mrs. Verlie Cross of Spencer and Mrs. Amy Thomas of St. Albans; four sons, Withrow [sic] and Tom of Garrett’s Bend, Fred at home and Bruce of West Hamlin; and 17 grandchildren.

            The body is at the residence. Koontz mortuary at Hamlin is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 4 January 1954

 

HAMLIN (Special)—Mrs. Geneva Cenethia Alford, 77, of Garretts Bend, Lincoln county, died early this morning at her home.

            She was a daughter of the late Adam and Mary Kuhn of Garretts Bend and had been a lifelong resident of that section.

            Surviving are her husband, J.V. Alford, a retired farmer and stockman; four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Powell of West Hamlin, Mrs. Verlie Cross of Spencer, Mrs. Amy Thomas of St. Albans, and Reva Gay Alford at home; four sons, Woodrow and Tom, both of Garretts Bend, Bruce of West Hamlin, and Fred at home and; and 17 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the residence with the Rev. Rex Sandifer officiating. Burial will follow in Sansom cemetery at Garretts Bend.

            The body was to be taken this afternoon from Koontz mortuary at Hamlin to the residence at Garretts Bend.

 

AAFA NOTES: Geneva Cynthia “Jennie” Coon was born 12 Feb 1874, the daughter of Adam A. Coon and Mary A. Brynside (daughter of Benjamin Elijah Byrnside and Cynthia Alford).

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jonas Vernon Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Reva Gay Alford, Ruby Dell Alford Powell, Amy Marie Alford Thomas, Tom Alford, and Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            Her Alford lineage, from her maternal grandmother: Cynthia 1811 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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GEORGIA ALLEN ALFORD SPURLOCK

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Saturday, 1 March 1975

 

HURRICANE—Mrs. Georgia A. Spurlock, 87, of Hurricane, died Thursday at home.

            Surviving: sons, Matthew of Hurricane, Rommie Goodland of Indiana, Boyd of Charleston, Clay of Kenova; daughters, Mrs. Agnes Arnold of Hurricane, Mrs. Goldie Carnes of Wheeling; brother, Mann Alford of Garretts Bend.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the First Church of God in Hurricane.... Burial will be in Culloden Cemetery. Friends may call after noon today at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Georgia A. Spurlock (SS# issued in WV) was born 15 March 1888, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie L. Alford Cash, Cora Alice Alford Meadows, Jonas Vernon Alford, and Fernandin Ezra Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Georgia Allen 1888 WV1, James Bird 1855 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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GLADYS GERTRUDE EPLING ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 15 October 1975

 

HURRICANE—Mrs. Gladys Gertrude Epling Alford, 75, of Hurricane, died Monday at home after a long illness. She has been a grade school teacher in Putnam County for 35 years. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church.

            Surviving: husband, Willard W. Alford; daughter, Mrs. Anna Laura Mullens of Hurricane; son, Willard M. Alford of Culpepper, Va.; brothers, Harold Epling, Arnold Epling and Palmer Epling, all of Hurricane; sisters, Mrs. Margie Mynes, Miss Ethel Epling and Mrs. Alvia Chapman all of Hurricane, Mrs. Hazel Hornish of Nitro, Mrs. Ruby Meadows of Spring City, Tenn.; three grandchildren.

            Service will be 3 p.m. Thursday in Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Hurricane.... Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. The body will be taken to the home from Chapman Funeral Home in Teays Valley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 10 Dec 1899, death date listed as _____ Oct 1975.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Willard Winton 1901 WV1, Joseph Willard 1875 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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GLADYS MORGAN ALFORD

 

[Although she died in OH, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to WV.]

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 4 January 1965

 

LEWISBURG—Mrs. Gladys Alford, a former resident here died Saturday [Jan 2] at her home in Columbus, Ohio. She was 61 and had been ill for a long time.

            A former resident of Beckley, she was a member of West Park Methodist Church in Columbus.

            The funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Lewisburg Methodist Church. The Rev. James Wright and the Rev. John W. Hollister will officiate and burial will follow in Rosewood Cemetery.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Barbara Holiday of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Dorothy Tupper of San Jose, Calif., Mrs. Betty Goodwin of Ronceverte, Mrs. Patti Keeler of Columbus and Mrs. Doris Hudson of Ayer, Mass.; sons, Harry with the Air Force in Rome, N.Y., and Donald of Columbus; sisters, Mrs. Helen Morgan of Ronceverte, Mrs. Janet Martin and Mrs. Ina Poage of Covington, Va.; half sisters, Mrs. Wanda Morgan of Florida, Mrs. Vera Armentrout of Chimney Corner, Mrs. Faye Shafer of Organ Cave, Mrs. Bonnie Tingler of Covington, Va., Mrs. Ida Linn of Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Jewell Johnson of Bluefield, Va.; half brothers, Richard Morgan of Covington, Va., and Charles Morgan of Oklahoma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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HARRY CARL ALFRED

 

WESTON DEMOCRAT

Weston, Lewis Co., WV—Wednesday, 29 July 1998

 

            Carl Alfred, 82, of Alum Bridge died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, following a brief illness.

            He was born March 8, 1916, at Vadis, a son of the late John and Bertha Hurst Alfred.

            His wife, the former Marvell Bailey, whom he married October 23, 1936, survives.

            Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Wayne Sommerville of Buckhannon; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Vickey Alfred of Waynesburg, Pa., and Gary and Kathryn Alfred of Belmont; eight grandchildren, Connie Painter, David Sommerville, Donna Smith, Kim Rubottom, Mike Alfred, Greg Alfred, Kathy Eddy, and Megan Phillips; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by one sister, Wanda Brannon, and one brother, James Alfred.

            Mr. Alfred was a utilityman with Consolidated Natural Gas Company with 32 years of service; a member of Rock Grove Baptist Church of Linn; and a veteran of World War II, having served in the Seabees of the United States Navy.

            A funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Floyd Funeral Home.... Interment followed in the Rock Grove Cemetery of Linn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry C. Alfred (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Alum Bridge, Lewis Co., WV.

 

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HAZEL ALMA DENT ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 8 September 2005

 

            Hazel Alma Alford, 90, of Alum Creek went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at the Candlelight Cottage Care Home, St. Albans after a long illness.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Romea Alford; brothers and sister, Ray Dent, Delbert Dent, Orville Dent, Harvey Dent, and Opal Smith.

            Hazel was a member of the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church and a homemaker.

            She is survived by her son, Darrell Alford of Greenville, S.C.; twin daughters, Marilyn Pauley and Carolyn Edwards, both of Tornado; brother, Denver Dent; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek with Pastor Robert “Butch” Leadman officiating. Entombment will be held in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 16 Feb 1914, last residence Tornado, Kanawha Co., WV.

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

 

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HELEN MAE CREAKMAN ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Saturday, 7 July 2001

 

            Helen Mae Creakman Alford, 75, of West Logan died Thursday [July 5] in Logan General Hospital. She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include two sons, John Paul Alford, with whom she lived, and Eugene Alan Alford of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Christine Briner of McCleary, Wash., Connie Dingess Kirk of Rossmore and Frances Nelson of Stollings; and two sisters, Belle Bays of Barboursville and Betty Hendershot of Vienna.

            Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at Evans Funeral Home, Chapmanville; burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Pecks Mill....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen M. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 12 Oct 1925, last residence Logan, Logan Co., WV.

 

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HENRY A. ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—13 January 1954

 

EAST BANK (Special)—Henry A. Alford, 67, of Dry Branch, died yesterday in Charleston General hospital after a long illness. He was a retired coal miner, a member of UMWA Local 6572 and a veteran of World War I.

            Surviving are his widow, Garnett; two daughters, Mrs. Lester Sevy of Charleston and Miss Kathleen Alford of Cleveland, O.; his stepfather, Harry Brose of Dry Branch; a half-brother, Patrick Jeffrey of Logan and four grandchildren.

            Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist church at Dry Branch. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery in Charleston with Pryor Mortuary of East Bank directing....

 

AAFA NOTES: Henry was born 11 Jan 1887, the son of David French Alford and Susan Betsey Jeffrey. He married Garnett G. Frazier, the daughter of Bert Frazier and Myrtle King.

            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: Henry A. 1887 WV1, David French 1869 WV2, Adam A. 1841VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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HENRY SHERMAN ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—1 April 1949

 

LEGION MILITARY RITES SLATED FOR PVT. ALFORD

 

            Kanawha Valley Post No. 58, American Legion, will conduct military rites in Montgomery Memorial park at Loudon Sunday for Pvt. Henry Alford, 36, of Van after service at 2 p.m. in B.C. Hooper mortuary chapel at Montgomery. Rev. H. Thomas DeHart will officiate.

            Pvt. Alford was wounded in September, 1944 in Belgium, and died in October that year. He was serving in the 36th Infantry Reg.

            Before entering the service in March, 1943, he was employed by the Y&O Coal Co. at Van.

            Surviving are five sisters, Mrs Lula Miller and Mrs. Madeline Aquino of Smithers, Mrs. Sallie Woods of St. Albans, Mrs. Paul Booth of Akron, O., and Mrs. Irene Edwards, address unknown; five brothers, Jack of Smithers, Andrew of Barberton, O., Charles of Detroit, Mich., John of Ronda and William of St. Albans.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Andrew Milton Alford; siblings Lula Garnett Alford Forbes Miller and Jack Alford Sr.; and half-brothers John Calvery Alford and William Dolan Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            Henry was the son of Andrew Milton Alford and Jettie Adkins. They were not married—see census reports below, where he is listed as Henry Adkins in 1910 and Henry Mines in 1920 and 1930.

 

1900 CENSUS

Union (District 47), Lincoln Co., WV

Dwelling #54

 

Hamilton Adkins     head               68     Apr 1832      WV WV WV

                                                                                      m. 40 years    farm laborer

Malinda                    wife                64     Sep 1835      WV WV WV

                                                                                      m. 40 years    13 children, 6 living

Jetta A.                    granddau      17     Dec 1882      WV WV WV

                                                                                      single

Solomon                   grandson        14     Oct 1885      WV WV WV

                                                                                      single

Madora B.                dau                 21     May 1879     WV WV WV

                                                                                      Divorced        0 children

Goldsberry               son                  22     Dec 1877      WV WV WV

                                                                                      m. 0 years

Rozella                     dau-in-law      17     Nov 1882     WV WV WV

                                                                                      m. 0 years

 

1900 CENSUS

Curry (District 76), Putnam Co., WV

Dwelling #194

 

Andrew M. Alford head               38     Jan 1862      WV WV WV

                                                                                      single             dry goods merchant

Malind A. Cochren  housekeeper   27     Sep 1872      WV WV WV

                                                                                      widow           0 children

                                                                                      [difficult to read, looks like “Wd”]

 

1910 CENSUS

Washington (District 59), Lincoln Co., WV

Dwelling #336

 

Solomon Adkins      head            25        WV WV WV                     1st marriage, 3 yrs

Maria                        wife             19        WV WV WV                     3 children, 0 living

Julie                          niece              5        WV WV WV

Jasper                       nephew          4        WV WV WV

Henry                       nephew          2        WV WV WV

Esther                       niece         1/12        WV WV WV

Jettie                        sister           27        WV WV WV                     single

 

1910 CENSUS

Curry (District 160), Putnam Co., WV

Dwelling #185

 

Andrew M. Alford head            47        WV WV WV                     M1, 12 yrs

Malinda A.               wife             41        WV WV WV                     M, 12 yrs

                                                                                                            4 children, 3 living

Sarah E.                    dau                6        WV WV WV

John C.                     son                 4        WV WV WV

William D.                son            9/12        WV WV WV

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Washington (District 16), Lincoln Co., WV

Dwelling #271

 

John Mines               head            48        WV VA VA                       coal co. engineer

Jennie                      wife             35        WV WV WV

Lula                          dau              17        WV WV WV

Jasper                       son               16        WV WV WV

Henry S.                   son               11        WV WV WV

Anna E.                    dau                9        WV WV WV

Maddaline                dau      1-11/12        WV WV WV

 

1920 CENSUS

Curry (District 105), Putnam Co., WV

Dwelling #32

 

Andrew M. Alford head            56        WV WV WV                     farmer

Malinda                    wife             47        WV WV WV

Sallie                        dau              16        WV WV WV

John C.                     son               14        WV WV WV

William D.                son               10        WV WV WV

Marry E.                   dau                7        WV WV WV

Andrew J.                son                 6        WV WV WV

Charlie H.                 son                 2        WV WV WV

Lattie Derry             m-in-law      75        VA VA VA                        widow

 

 

1930 CENSUS

Washington (District 14), Lincoln Co., WV

 

Dwelling #316

John Mines               head            55        WV US US                        coal miner

Jettie Adkins           wife             41        WV WV WV

Henry                       son               22        WV WV WV

Maddaline                dau              12        WV WV WV

 

Dwelling #317

Jasper A. Mines        head            24        WV WV WV

Violet                       wife             18        WV WV WV

Jasper J.                    son                 2        WV WV WV

 

1930 CENSUS

Curry (District 6), Putnam Co., WV

Dwelling #131

 

Andrew M. Alford head            68        WV VA VA                       farmer

Malinda                    wife             56        WV VA VA

William D.                son               19        WV WV WV

Andrew                    son               15        WV WV WV

Charlie                      son               12        WV WV WV

 

            Jettie Mynes’ death certificate says she was born 4 Oct 1881 in Lincoln Co., WV, and died 31 January 1935 in Van, Boone Co., WV. Her obituary:

 

Mrs. John Mynes, 53, died January 31 at her home at Van. She is survived by her husband; six children, Mrs. Lula Miller of Eagle, Misses Selina and Madeline Mynes of Van, Mrs. Ethel Conner of Ohio, John Alford of Smithers and Henry Alford of Van.

 

            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: Henry Sherman 1908 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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HERBERT CECIL ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 14 October 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

BECKLEY [Raleigh Co.]—The Rev. Herbert Cecil Alford, 91, of Beckley died Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997, in a Beckley hospital after a short illness.

            He was retired shift fire chief from Union Carbide with 32 years of service, a retired Church of God minister, having pastored in Putnam and Kanawha counties, and attended the Church of God, MacArthur.

            Surviving: wife, Reba M. Hale Alford; son, Clyde J. of Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Marie Hicks of Beckley; sister, Mamie Alford of South Charleston; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Prosperity.... Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans....

 

Photo from Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert C. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 13 Feb 1906, last residence Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Reba M. Hale Alford; his parents, Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and his siblings siblings Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Herbert Cecil 1906 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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HERMAN MAURICE ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—14 January 2000

 

HURRICANE—Herman Maurice Alford, 62, of Hurricane died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at home after a long illness.

            He was a retired foreman from Coca-Cola USA, Columbus, Ohio, and was a member of VFW Lodge 9097, American Legion Post 3, Hamlin, and Nitro Moose Lodge 565.

            Surviving: daughters, Marilyn Ewing of Columbus, Susan E. Young of Hurricane; grandsons, Brandon Hedrick of Columbus, Ohio, Nathan Young of Hurricane.

            There will be no service. Burial will be in Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane.

            Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley.

 

Photo from Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Candie Freeman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herman M. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 15 Nov 1937, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            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: Herman Maurice 1937 WV1, Herman Clyde 1898 WV2, James Robert 1881 WV3, Joseph A. 1840 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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IDA MAE CLAGG ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 18 Novemberr 1994

 

HURRICANE—Ida Mae Alford, 74, of Hurricane, died Nov. 16, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital, Huntington, after a long illness. She was a charter member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, near Hurricane, a lifelong resident of Hurricane and a homemaker.

            Surviving: son, David of Hurricane; daughters, Helen Moss of Hurricane, Connie Sowards of Concord, N.C.; brother, Morrison Clagg of Milton; sisters, Anna Templeton and Neva Jordan, both of Milton; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane. Burial will be in Alford Family Cemetery, Clymers Creek, near Hurricane. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida M. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 29 June 1920, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            Her husband was Lonnie Morrison “Jake” Alford (1914–1977).

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Lonnie Morrison 1914 WV1, James Robert 1881 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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Infant daughter ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 21 February 1956

 

            Alford, Infant – daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Alford of 5228 Indiana St., South Charleston, at 1:30 p.m. in Snodgrass mortuary chapel. Rev. Robert Moales. Burial in Graceland Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: This is a child of Romea Columbus Alford and Hazel Alma Dent.

 

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ISABEL SHORT MCCALLISTER ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 21 March 1942

 

            Mrs. Isabel Alford, 60, wife of L.D. Alford of Garrett’s Bend, died yesterday [March 20] at her home after an illness of 18 months.

            Services will be held at 1 p. m today at the residence ... and burial will be in Good cemetery at Garrett’s Bend.

            Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ivel McClure of Madison and Mrs. Ova Thornton of Griffithsville; two sons, A.W. and Palmer at home; two brothers. J.B. and W.B. McCallister of Garrett’s Bend.

            The Johnson and Koontz mortuary at Hamlin is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Ova May Alford Thornton, Onna Ival Alford McClure, and Andy William Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV1, James Bird 1855 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JACK ALFORD, SR.

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 6 July 1954

 

80-Foot Fall From Bridge Fatal to Fayette Countian

 

MONTGOMERY, July 5—A fall of more than 80 feet from a railing of the Montgomery bridge into the Kanawha River at 4 p.m. today resulted in the death of a 48-year-old Fayette County restaurateur and former bus line operator.

            Jack Alford Sr., of Boomer, was the victim.

            Mrs. Don Vickers of Montgomery told police she saw Alford sitting on a railing of the bridge linking this Fayette County city with U. S. Rt. 60, and then suddenly tumble off and fall into the river below.

            The body was recovered within a short time after the fatal fall by Woodrow Ramsey, 41, and J.C. Carver Jr., 24, both of Montgomery. The body was floating when it was recovered by the men, who reached the scene in a small boat.

            Dr. R.A. Updike of Montgomery was called to the river bank where the body was pulled ashore. He gave artificial respiration, but the man never regained consciousness. Dr. Updike said the death was due to drowning and probable internal injuries.

            Fayette County does not have a county coroner, and Justice of the Peace Montgomery Hancock, acting coroner for the Montgomery district was out of the city yesterday. It was not known whether or not an inquest will be held.

            Mr. Alford was owner and operator of Boomer Lunch at the nearby community of Boomer. He formerly operated the Blue Ribbon Bus Lines and other independent bus services in this area.

            Surviving are his wife, Opal; two daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Danbury of Cannelton and Mrs. Wanda Estep of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Jack Jr. of Boomer; and a sister, Mrs. Lula Miller of Cannelton.

            The body is at the B.C. Hooper mortuary here.

 

AAFA NOTES:  See the obituaries of his father, Andrew Milton Alford; second wife, Opal Asbury Coon Alford; children Jack Alford Jr. and Lorraine Alford Danbery; siblings Henry Sherman Alford and Lula Garnett Alford Forbes Miller; and half-brothers John Calvery Alford and William Dolan Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Wanda Virginia Alford Flint Tankersley in California Obituaries; and of his half-brother Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

             Jack Alford’s death certificate [West Virginia Division of Culture and History] says he was born 20 July 1906 in Garretts Bend, Lincoln Co., WV, the son of Andrew Milton Alford and Jettie Adkins. They were not married—see his brother Henry’s obituary with census reports, where he is listed as Jasper Adkins in 1910 and Jasper Mines in 1920 and 1930.

            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: Jack 1906 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JACK ALFORD, JR.

 

[Although he died in NV, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to WV.]

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE–MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 20 January 1974

 

RENO, Nev.—Service for Jack Alford Jr., of Reno, Nev., a former resident of W. Va., was Wednesday in Ross, Burke and Knobel Funeral Home, Reno.

            Surviving: sisters, Wanda Tankersley and Lorraine G. Danbery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jack Alford Sr. and Violet Elizabeth Tawney Alford; and his sister Lorraine Alford Danbery in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Wanda Virginia Alford Flint Tankersley in California Obituaries.

            His lineage: Jack ???? WV1, Jack 1906 WV2, Andrew Milton 1862 WV3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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JAMES ROBERT ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 7 September 1959

 

HURRICANE—James Robert Alford, 77, of Hurricane died Sunday night [September 6] in a Huntington hospital after a short illness. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church near Hurricane.

            Survivors include, four daughters, Mrs. Angie Sowards, Mrs. Golden Willis and Mrs. Leland Curry of Huntington and Mrs. Danny Dunn of Akron. Ohio; five sons, Herman C., Cecil, Cephas, Lesley C. “Bill” and Lonnie of Hurricane; a sister, Mrs. Alice Sink of Tennessee; 18 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

            The body is at the Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 8 September 1959

 

            Alford, James Robert—Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Clymers Creek by Rev. Horner Curry. Burial will be in Alford family cemetery near the church.

            Mr. Alford, 77 of Hurricane, died Sunday night in Cabell-Huntington Hospital at Huntington after a short illness. He was a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church near Hurricane.

            Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Angie Sowards, Mrs. Golda Willis and Mrs. Leland Curry, all of Huntington, and Mrs. Danny Dun of Akron. Ohio; five sons, Herman C., Cecil, Cephas, Lesley C. (Bill) and Lonnie, all of Hurricane; a sister, Mrs. Alice Sink of Tennessee; 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            The body will be taken from Allen mortuary at Hurricane to the church at service time.

 

Photo from Sink Family Tree, Ancestry.com (Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putham Co., WV)

Permission granted by the photographer, Jacqueline Sink Mygatt

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Clara Irene Moss Alford; children Joseph Cephas Alford, Leslie Ceber Alford, Virginia Lee Alford Curry, and William Cecil Alford; and sister Ellen Valeria Alford Woodall in this compilation.

            James Robert Alford was born 7 May 1881, the son of Joseph A. Alford and Virginia “Lillie” Garrett.

            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 Robert 1881 WV1, Joseph A. 1840 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JAMES VERNON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 25 May 2010

 

            James Vernon Alford of Hamlin, born February 17, 1950, passed away May 21, 2010, at the age of sixty years, three months and four days old.

            He was the son of the late Bruce "Bun" and Jessie Settle Alford. James was formerly employed by Pennzoil Company, Yawkey, Pennzoil's Elk Refinery, where he worked in the engineering and construction department and WV Department of Highways Disforce Division, where he worked until he was forced to take early retirement for health reasons. He enjoyed working on his farm where he raised tobacco, corn, hay and cattle.

            James was a graduate of Hamlin High School and Marshall University. He also held the following memberships, Hurricane Church of Christ, Hamlin Lodge No. 79 A.F. & A.M., where he served as secretary, Hamlin Chapter 106 O.E.S., Hamlin, Beni Kedem Shriners, Charleston, Beni Kedem Temple Legion of Honor, Charleston, Scottish Rite Huntington, Huntington Commandry No. 9 Knights Templar, Huntington, Tri-County No. 51 Royal Arch Masons Hurricane, American Legion Post No. 111 Hamlin, and formerly served in WVARNG Co. B 2d SF Bn. 19th SFGA Huntington.

            James is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lola Nida Alford; son, James Vernon Alford II of Luling, La.; three brothers, Joe Alford of Albuquerque, N.M., Clayton Alford of Sod, and Kennith Alford of Ona; three sisters, Doris Triplett of Hamlin, Phyllis Handley of Hamlin, and Sherry Darlene Neil of Hamlin; five nephews; and four nieces.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with Minister Brian Barrett officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park, Hamlin, with Masonic graveside rites by Hamlin Lodge No. 79 A.F. & A.M.

            Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James V. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 17 Feb 1950, last residence West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Jessie Settle Alford; and his grandparents, Jonas Vernon Alford and Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: James Vernon 1950 WV1, Bruce “Bun” 1917 WV2, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV3, James Bird 1855 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JARRELL C. ALFORD

 

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV—Wednesday, 16 December 2009

 

PRINCETON [Mercer Co.]—Jarrell C. Alford, 81, of Ashley Lane, Princeton, formerly of Gary, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009 at the Home Sweet Home Personal Care of Lashmeet.

            Born June 3, 1928, at Gary, he was the son of the late Heath and Dora Jennings Alford. Jarrell was a graduate of Gary High School, Class of 1947. He worked for U.S. Steel in Gary, retiring after 36 years of service as a Supply Clerk in the warehouse. Jarrell was a former member of the Gary Lions Club and Gary Oddfellows Lodge.

            Survivors: His loving and caring wife of 61 years, Juanita Myers Alford; one daughter, Sue Widener and her husband Dick; one granddaughter, Amy Harrison and her husband Shane; two great-grandchildren, Abby Kinzer and Noah Harrison, all of Princeton; an aunt, Opal Alford of Galax Va.; sisters-in-law, Margie Dula of Elkton Md., Doris Hermes of Carlsbad, Calif., Anna Myers of Panama City, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Donald Myers and wife Betty of Milton, Fla., Ralph Myers and wife Judy of Welch; several cousins also survive.

            Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Pastors Orville Harvey and Rob Buchanan officiating. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of the Wildwood Mausoleum, Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton.

            Friends may visit with the family today (Tuesday) from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Family and friends may share online messages of love and concerns via www.memorialfd.comJarrell's family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Princeton Advent Church, Building Fund, 706 Prince St., Princeton, WV 24740.The honor of serving the Alford family has been given to the Memorial Funeral Directory and Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.

 

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

 

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JASPER WILLIAM ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, WV—11 June 1985

 

            Charleston rescue teams are expected to resume a search of the Kanawha River this morning for the body of a Lincoln County man who jumped from the South Side Bridge Monday night. Kent Carper, director of public safety, said the search was called off at 10 p.m. because of darkness. The search was scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. today. Cpl. Dallas Staples of the Charleston Police Department said the man has been tentatively identified as Jasper Alford, 44, of Sod. Staples said identification was made through clothing and personal belongings the man left on the bridge before he jumped. Six divers from the Charleston Rescue Diving Team made up of police, fire and rescue personnel searched the river for about three hours. Carper said visibility in the water was limited to 6 inches. Witnesses said the man jumped at about 6:10 p.m. from the west railing near the north end of the bridge. The divers entered the water at 7 p.m. to search for the body. Ron Pittman, one of the witnesses, said the man was wearing a blue shirt and tennis shoes. He said the body was visible on the surface moments after the man jumped, then disappeared beneath the surface.

 

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Source unknown

_____, WV—12 June 1985

 

DROWNED IN KANAWHA RIVER.

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR BODY IN RIVER

 

            Charleston rescue teams continued a search of the Kanawha River Tuesday for the body of a Lincoln County man believed to have jumped from the South Side Bridge. The man is tentatively identified as Jasper Alford, 44, of Sod, police said. Witnesses said the man jumped from the bridge at about 6:10 p.m. Monday.

 

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Source unknown

_____, WV—14 June 1985

 

RESCUERS RECOVER SOD MAN’S BODY

 

            A Charleston rescue team Thursday recovered a body from the Kanawha River of a Lincoln County man who jumped from the South Side Bridge. The dead man is Jasper William Alford, 44, of Sod. The body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. Alford jumped from the bridge Monday night and was identified by clothing and belongings left near the railing. Cpl. Dallas Staples of the Charleston Police Department said the body was recovered 9:45 a.m. Thursday from the north side of the river near Magic Island. The incident is being investigated as an apparent suicide, he said. He was a construction worker and a lifelong resident of Lincoln County.

            Surviving: sisters, Catherine Ennis of St. Albans, Mrs. Ellen Harrison of Pinch; half brother, Wilbern Lee Alford of St. Albans. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Grandview. Memorial Park, Dunbar, with the Rev. Bill Racer officiating....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jasper Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 22 Sept 1940, last residence St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his father Andy William Alford; his sister Ada Catherine Alford Ennis McCoy; and his half-brother Wilbern Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Jasper was the son of Andy William Alford and Oma Jane Wheeler.

            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: Jasper William 1940 WV1, Andy William 1912 WV2, Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV3, James Bird 1855 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JENNIFER and REBECA ALFORD

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 5 March 1972

 

CULLODEN—Jennifer and Rebeca Alford, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Alford of Culloden, Cabell County, died Feb. 26 in St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington shortly after birth.

            Other survivors, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Hager of Culloden and Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Alford of Wilmington, N.C.

            Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. today in Culloden Cemetery. The Rev. E.C. Sowards will officiate.

            The bodies are in the Heck Funeral Home in Milton.

 

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JESSIE SETTLE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Friday, 1 May 2009

 

            Jessie Settle Alford, 88, of Hamlin passed on to her heavenly home Wednesday, April 29, 2009, while surrounded by her loving family.

            Jessie, an avid quilter and homemaker, was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Valley Fork and was a daughter of the late James and Valeria Settle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce "Bun" Alford; and grandson, Travis Prichard.

            She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 106, Hamlin.

            She left behind four sons, James (Lola) Alford of Hamlin, Joe Alford of Albuquerque, N.M., Clayton (Libby) Alford of Sod and Kennith (Mary) Alford of Ona; three daughters, Doris Jean (Allen) Triplett, Phyllis (David) Handley and Darlene (Steve) Neil, all of Hamlin; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at Handley Funeral Home, Hamlin. Her final resting place will be in Lincoln Memorial Park, Hamlin.

            Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 19 Jan 1921, last residence Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her son James Vernon Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Bruce “Bun” 1917 WV1, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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JEWELL KATHRYN WEBSTER ALFORD

Mother of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

Photo from her son Norris Lynn Alford

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—8 November 2005

 

            Jewell Webster Alford, 85, of Scott Depot passed from this life to be with her Lord Nov. 7, 2005, at Regency Place, Scott Depot, after a long illness, surrounded by her family.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Sherman and Cora Campbell Webster; her sisters, Mae Lilly and Goldie Hughes; and her brothers, Charley, Roy Simon, Arnold and Herman Webster.

            Jewell was a member of the Church of God and was a lifelong resident of St. Albans and Scott Depot. She was a homemaker and an avid cook.

            She is survived by her husband and devoted soul-mate of 67 years, Norris Ellis Alford; her daughters and their husbands, Dolly and Gary McClain of Scott Depot and Lowella and Roger Morris of Landenberg, Pa.; her son, Norris Alford of Tucson, Ariz.; her grandchildren and their spouses, Sarah and Randy White of Charleston and John and Miranda Alford of Vienna; and two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Caleb McClain. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Naomi Webster of St. Albans and Bella Leadore of Sebastian, Fla.

            Service will be 11 am. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, with Dr. Rodney Taylor and the Rev. Larry Hammett officiating. Burial will be in Pauley Cemetery, Tango....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewell Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 15 Aug 1920, last residence Scott Depot, Putnam Co., WV.

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

 

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JOHN CALVERY ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 29 January 1976

 

            John C. Alford, 70, of Miami, Fla. [sic—actually Miami, Kanawha Co., WV], formerly of St. Albans, died Wednesday in Charleston Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

            He was a retired coal miner. Mr. Alford was a member of the UMWA.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Helen Inman of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Elizabeth Garnes of Decota, Mrs. Marilyn Kidd of Campbells Creek; son, Wilbur Lee Alford of St. Albans, sisters, Mrs. Sallie Woods of St. Albans, Mrs. Mary Booth of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Andrew Alford of Barberton, Ohio, Charles Alford of Florida; half-sister, Mrs. Lula Miller of Smithers.

            Service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home. St. Albans.... Burial will be in Alford Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 28 Dec 1905, last residence Miami, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lucille Evelyn Goode; his son Wilbern Lee Alford (by Oma Jane Wheeler); his mother, Malinda Ann Cochran Alford; his brother William Dolan Alford; and his half-siblings Henry Sherman Alford, Lula Garnett Alford Forbes Miller, and Jack Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio 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: John Calvery 1905 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JOHN WILLIAM ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 11 November 1953

 

            Alford, John William—Service will be at 2 p. m. tomorrow at Curry Chapel near Hamlin with Rev. Buck Atkins officiating. Burial will be in Curry Cemetery.

            Surviving are one nephew Ben Stowers of West Hamlin; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Childers of Huntington.

            Mr. Alford, 88, of West Hamlin died Monday [Nov 9] at the home of his nephew. The body will remain Koontz mortuary in Hamlin until time for the service.

 

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DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV -- Tuesday, 10 November 1953

 

HAMLIN [Lincoln Co.]—John William Alford, 88, died last night at the home of his nephew, Den Stowers, of West Hamlin, Rt. 1, after a two-week illness. Mr. Alford made his home with his nephew.

            Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emma Childers of Huntington.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Curry Chapel church near Hamlin with the Rev. Buck Adkins officiating.

            Burial will follow in the church cemetery under direction of Koontz mortuary of Hamlin. The body is at the mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: John was born 24 Aug 1865, the son of James Alford and Mary Wilkinson.

            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: John William 1865 WV1, James 1825 VA2, James 1795 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JONAS VERNON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 27 November 1970

 

HAMLIN [Lincoln Co.]—Jonas Vernon Alford, 90, of Sod, Lincoln County, a retired farmer and livestock dealer, died Thursday [Nov. 26] in a Charleston hospital.

            Survivors: sons, Woodrow, Fred and Tom of Sod, Bruce of Hamlin; daughters, Mrs. Verlie Cross of Spencer, Mrs. Ruby Powell of Hamlin, Miss Reva Alford of Sod, Mrs. Amy Thomas of St. Albans; brother, F.E. of Sod; sisters, Mrs. Wilda McCallister and Mrs. Georgia Spurlock of Hurricane.

            The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Koontz Funeral Home here.... Burial will be in Sampson Cemetery at Garretts Bend....

 

Photo from Sansom Cemetery, Garretts Bend, Lincoln Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jonas Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 7 Oct 1880, death date listed as _____ Nov 1970.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford; his daughter Amy Marie Alford Thomas, Reva Gay Alford, Ruby Dell Alford Powell, Tom Alford, and Woodrow Wilson Alford; and his siblings Annie L. Alford Cash, Cora Alice Alford Meadows, Fernandin Ezra Alford, and Georgia Allen Alford Spurlock in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Jonas Vernon 1880 WV1, James Bird 1855 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JOSEPH CEPHAS ALFORD

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 31 August 1975

 

HURRICANE [Putnam Co.]—J. Cephas Alford, 73, of Clymers Creek, Putnam County, died Friday [August 29] in Thomas Memorial Hospital. He was a retired steelworker and farmer.

            Surviving: wife, Elcie Dalton Alford; sons, LeRoy and Irland, both of Hurricane; brothers, Herman, Lonnie and Bill, all of Hurricane; sisters, Mrs. Angle Sowards, Mrs. Bosta Willis, Mrs. Virginia Curry, all of Huntington; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home, in Hurricane.... Burial will be in the Alford Cemetery, in Clymers Creek....

 

Photo from Sink Family Tree, Ancestry.com (Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putham Co., WV)

Permission granted by the photographer, Jacqueline Sink Mygatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 27 June 1902, death date listed as _____ Aug 1975.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Robert Alford and Clara Irene Moss Alford; and his siblings Virginia Lee Alford Curry, Leslie Ceber Alford, and William Cecil Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Joseph Cephas 1902 WV1, James Robert 1881 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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JULIA AUDREY ALFORD ARTHUR

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—27 January 2006

 

            Julia Audrey Arthur, 87, of Milton, died Jan. 26, 2006. Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.

 

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Source unknown

_____, WV—_____ January 2006

 

            Julia Audrey Arthur, 87, of Milton went home to be with her Lord, Thursday, January 26, 2006. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, January 29, 2006, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. Caudle Adkins officiating. Burial in Forest Memorial Park, Milton.

            Audrey was born February 28, 1918, in Mason County, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Earl Wine and Missouri Ann Edmonds Alford. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Archie Woodrow Arthur; six brothers, Thomas Alford, Earl Alford Jr., Richard “Dick” Alford, Paul Alford, Milton “Stub” Alford and William “Bill” Alford; two sisters, Mable Byrd and Lois “Perk” Davis.

            Audrey is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Archie Cleo and Shirley Arthur; two daughters and one son-in-law, Doris Ann and John Holley and Naoma Jean Stowasser; six grandchildren, Katrina Chapman, Debbie Spurlock, Dwight Arthur, Donna Allen, Kevin Stowasser and Melissa Ellis; 13 great-grandchildren, Christopher Chapman, Bethany Hayes, Christopher Abrams, Brandon Arthur, Chasity Hutchinson, Joshua Hutchinson, Shyanne Allen, Tabitha Allen, Tuesday Allen, Brianna Stowasser, Ashley Luker, Kimberly Luker and Hailey Ellis; one great- great-grandson, Camron Luker; two sisters Eva “Tootle” Holley and Charlene Null; three brothers, Forest Alford, Herbert Alford and Wendell Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Julia A. Arthur (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Milton, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her father, Early Wine Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Milton Reece Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            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: Julia Audrey 1918 WV1, Early Wine 1895 WV2, Milton Eli 1860 VA3, James 1825 VA4, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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KAREN FRANCIS ALFORD CREMEANS HOLLEY

 

Photo from Heck Funeral Home

 

CABELL STANDARD

Culloden, Cabell Co., WV—25 January 2011

 

            Karen Francis Alford Cremeans Holley, 63, of Ona, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Emogene Dolin Jones Hospice House in Huntington. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton, with the Rev. David Viars officiating. Burial followed in Lunsford Cemetery, Milton.

            She was born Dec. 5, 1947, in Mason County, a daughter of the late Earl W. and Macil Francis Hinkle Alford. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Steve Alford, and one sister, Earlena McDonald

            Karen was a graduate of Hannan High School and a retired manager of Shop-Rite in Milton.

            She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Charles Edward Holley; one son, Gary Brian (Kathy) Cremeans of Milton; stepchildren, Brian E. (Kathy) Holley of Barboursville, and Kathy Carrico of Barboursville; three brothers, Roger Alford of Milton, Wayne Neal of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and James Neal of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Anna Mae Doneff of Milton, and Beverly McBrayer of Alabama; and five grandchildren, Michael Cremeans and Breanna Cremeans, both of Milton, Jared Holley and Brian (Amanda) Holley, and Katelyn Carrico, all of Barboursville.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.heckfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Lunsford Cemetery, Mason Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Robin Hager

 

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LANA JUNE MCGHEE ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Saturday, 16 August 2008

 

            Lana June Alford, 66, of Hurricane, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008, after a long illness.

            She was preceded in death by parents, Charles and Ruby McGhee; grandchild, Steven Fridley.

            Surviving are her son, Tim Alford and his wife, Pat, of Hurricane; daughters, Carol Adams and husband, Roger, of Julian, Susan Pauley and husband, Mark, of Hurricane, Becky Fridley and husband, Gary, of South Carolina; grandchildren, Tracy Alford, Shane Alford, Carry Alford, Alisha Adams, Roger Eugene Adams, Christopher Pauley and Tiffany Pauley; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathy Griffith and husband, Keith, of Hurricane; brother, Charles Vannater of Scott Depot; loving niece, Michelle Mullins of Hurricane.

            Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Allen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park.

            Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

 

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Cunningham Memorial Park—www.findagrave.com

St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV

 

 

 

            Lana June Alford of Hurricane, West Virginia passed away August 17, 2008 at the home of her daughter and caregiver Susan Pauley. She was the daughter of Charles Edward McGhee and Ruby Irene Hodge-McGhee.

            In addition to her parents June was preceded in death by her Brothers Larry H. McGhee and Charles Eddie McGhee; Sister Jerry Joy Clay; Husband Frank Alford and Grandson Stephen Charles Fridley.

            She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Charles David and Drew Vannater, her sisters and Brothers in law, Sandra "Kay" and Ray Cremeans, Kathy and Keith Griffith of Hurricane, and Judith Carol Arbaugh-Watts; her son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Patty Alford; her daughter and Sons-in-law, Susan and Mark Pauley, Carol and Roger Adams, and Rebecca and Gary Fridley; her Grandchildren Tracy, Shane, Christopher, Tiffany, Alisha and Roger. Several Great-grandchildren and Neices and Nephews.

            Services were held at Allen Funeral Home Hurricane with pastor Stephen Neese officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lana J. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 24 May 1942, last residence Culloden, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her husband, Franklin Delano Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LEONA MARCIA ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—8 February 2000

 

            Leona Marcia Alford, 84, of South Charleston died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

            She was a homemaker, a member of Holley Memorial Baptist Church, a native of Putnam County and a lifelong resident of the Kanawha Valley.

            Surviving: son, Dewey Alford of South Charleston; six grandchildren; 10 great- grandchildren.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.... Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leona M. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 4 July 1915, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            Leona married James Conner Alford, the son of Alonzo Harvey “Lon” Alford and Ellen Rebecca Cooper.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Conner 1911 WV1, Alonzo Harvey 1890 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published on the same day in the Charleston Daily Mail.]

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 12 March 2007

 

            Leroy Alford, 82, of Hurricane, went home to be with the Lord on March 11, 2007.

            He was born April 16, 1924, to the late Joseph Cephas and Elcie Lee Dalton Alford.

            He was a member of the Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired civilian railroad engineer for the U.S. Navy.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mahulda Belle “Sis” Vance Alford.

            He is survived by one brother, James Ireland Alford and his wife Laura of Eleanor; his three children, Margaret Ann “Margie” Mitchell and her husband Okey Ray of Hurricane, Frederick Leroy “Fred” Alford and his wife Cathy of Nitro, and Pamela Sue “Pam” Alford of Hurricane. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Lori Mitchell of Hurricane, Casey Mitchell and his wife Erika of Hurricane, Emily Wade of Milton, and Jared Alford of Hurricane; and five great-grandchildren, Lucas Wade, Levi Wade, Erabella Mitchell, Elijah Mitchell and Sophie Mitchell.

            The family would like to thank Kanawha Hospice for all the care and support of our loved one during this time.

            Friends may call from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at the Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Hurricane, with the funeral service to follow at 7:30 p.m....

            Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Alford Cemetery, Clymer Creek, Hurricane. Allen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mahulda Belle Vance Alford, in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Leroy 1924 WV1, Joseph Cephas 1902 WV2, James Robert 1881 WV3, Joseph A. 1840 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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LESLIE CEBER “BILL” ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—9 February 1977

 

HURRICANE—Leslie C. “Bill” Alford, 71, of Hurricane, died Tuesday in St. Marys Hospital, Huntington after a long illness.

            He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Hurricane and was a former Hurricane chief of police.

            Surviving; wife Virginia, daughter Carol J.Thompson of Gary, Ind.; sisters, Mrs. Angie Sowards, Mrs. Leland Curry and Mrs. Golden Willis, all of Huntington; brothers, Herman and Lonnie, both of Hurricane.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Allen Funeral Home. Hurricane.... Burial will be in Woodmere Cemetery, Huntington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 13 Aug 1905, death date listed as _____ Feb 1977, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Robert Alford and Clara Irene Moss Alford; and his siblings Virginia Lee Alford Curry, Joseph Cephas Alford, and William Cecil Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Leslie Ceber 1905 WV1, James Robert 1881 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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LORRAINE ALFORD DANBERY

 

MONTGOMERY HERALD

Montgomery, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 12 November 2008

 

            Lorraine Alford Danbery died Nov. 4, 2008.

            Born May 15, 1930, in Ivington, Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Jack Alford and Violet Tawney Alford. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Wanda, and brother, Jack Jr. Lorraine was the last of her immediate family.

            During her growing up years, she was a tomboy. She could outride, outshoot and usually “whip” all those who would take her on. As an accomplished equestrian, she loved horses. She also loved dogs and those that came to live with her were treated as members of the family.

            Lorraine lived the majority of her life in Cannelton, and was a faithful member of the Carbondale Baptist Church.

            The tomboy grew into a beautiful woman with lovely blue eyes. Her adult life was spent rearing her children.

            After they left home, she became very active in her church. When Carbondale Baptist Church decided to build a new church, members of the church began a major fundraising campaign. The women of the church were very instrumental in the completion of the new church. The church steeple was donated in honor of Lorraine’s mother and father. She, along with other members of the church, established a fund to help those who fell upon hard times. A great number in the community were helped.

            She will be loved and missed forever.

            Surviving: her husband of 62 years, Earl (Brother) Danbery Jr.; daughters, Sharon D. Griffith and Beverly Danbery Rosewell; sons, Rodney, Randy and Rick Danbery; son-in-law, Roger Griffith; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rodney (Patrizia) Danbery; granddaughter, Angela Danbery; grandsons, Travis Griffith and his wife, Allyson, Brian Rosewell and his wife, Rene’, Douglas, Cody and Garrett Danbery; and her church family.

            Service was Nov. 7 at Carbondale Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ron Eagle officiating. Burial followed in Montgomery Memorial Park, London.

            Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lorraine G. Danbery (SS# issued in WV), last residence Cannelton, Fayette Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jack Alford Sr. and Violet Elizabeth Tawney Alford; and her brother Jack Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Wanda Virginia Alford Flint Tankersley in California Obituaries.

            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: Lorraine 1930 WV1, Jack 1906 WV2, Andrew Milton 1862 WV3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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LUCILLE EVELYN GOODE ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 8 October 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Lucille Evelyn—55 of 20 Church Ave., St. Albans, died Wednesday [Oct 7] at her home after a long illness. A longtime resident of St. Albans, she formerly worked for Federal Catering Service at the Carbide Institute plant and was a member of Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston.

            Surviving are her husband, John C. Sr.; two daughters, Mrs. Carlos Turner of Fairbanks, Alaska; and Mrs. Lansford Garnes of Miami; a son, John C. Jr., of Columbus, Ohio; her mother Mrs. Alex Goode of South Charleston; four brothers, Harold of Charleston; Robert of Massillon, Ohio; Paul in the Army in Germany; and Carl of Clendenin; two sisters, Mrs. Sidney Hamon of Massillon and Mrs. Edward Green of South Charleston; and five grandchildren.

            Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Alley and Casdorph Funeral Home at St. Albans by Minister Thomas H. Wyatt. Burial will be in Alford Cemetery on Trace Fork in Putnam County....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 25 March 1909 and died _____ Oct 1964.

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

            Lucille was born in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO, the daughter of Alex Goode and Frances Irene Barnhart. She married John Calvery Alford on 4 March 1936.

 

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LUCY P. HOFFMAN ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 13 May 1955

 

            Mrs. Lucy P. Alford, 77, of 213 Church St., St. Albans, died last night [May 12] in a Charleston hospital after an extended Illness. She was the wife of Everett B. Alford, member of a prominent St. Albans family, who survives.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Kanawha County, and a resident of St. Albans for the past 37 years. She was a member of the Methodist church.

            Also surviving is a brother, Luther Hoffman oŁ St. Albans.

            The body is at Bartlett Funeral Home in St. Albans.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Everett Bowman Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LUCY VIRGINIA WARD ALFORD

 

[A very similar article was published 15 July 2004 in the Putnam Democrat, Culloden, Cabell Co., WV.]

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Saturday, 10 July 2004

 

            Lucy Virginia Alford, 85, of Fraziers Bottom passed away Thursday, July 8, 2004, at her daughter’s residence. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 2004, at Heck Funeral Home, Milton.... Burial will follow in Lunsford Cemetery, Milton.

            Lucy was born April 13, 1919, in Putnam County, a daughter of the late Lavender and Sarah Ann Meadows Ward. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Tom Alford; seven brothers and six sisters.

            Lucy attended 5 & 20 United Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita “Pam” and Delmer Chapman and Wilma and Wesley Chapman; one brother, Jerome Ward; two sisters, Delpha Rhodes and Fay Edwards; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren....

 

Photo from Lunsford Cemetery, Mason Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Robin Hager

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucy V. Alford (SS# issued in WV), last residence Fraziers Bottom, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Early Wine Alford, in this compilation.

            Her husband was Thomas Rex Alford, the son of Early Wine Alford and Missouri Ann Edmonds.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Rex 1916 WV1, Early Wine 1895 WV2, Milton Eli 1860 VA3, James 1825 VA4, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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LULA GARNETT ALFORD FORBES MILLER

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Saturday, 7 August 1976

 

SMITHERS—Mrs. Lula F. Miller, 74, of Smithers, died Friday [August 6] in Montgomery General Hospital after a long illness. She was a member of Farbondale Baptist Church, Farbondale.

            Surviving: sons, J.E. Forbes and John Aquino, both of Smithers; sisters, Mrs. Mary Boothe of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Sally Hedrick of St. Albans.

            Service will be 1 p.m. Monday in B. C. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery, with the Rev. Paul Morris and the Rev. Harold Shannon officiating. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park, London. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula Miller (SS# issued in WV) was born 25 June 1902 and died _____ Aug 1976, last residence Smithers, Fayette Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her father, Andrew Milton Alford; siblings Henry Sherman Alford and Jack Alford Sr.; and half-siblings John Calvery Alford and William Dolan Alford in this compilation. We of included the obituary of her half-brother Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            Lula was the daughter of Andrew Milton Alford and Jettie Adkins. They were not married—see her brother Henry’s obituary with census reports.

            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: Lula Garnett 199-2 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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LUTHER LYLE ALFORD

 

SUNDAY REGISTER

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—Sunday, 21 November 1948

 

ALDERSON [Greenbrier Co.]—Luther Lyle Alford, 80, died at his home at Alderson Friday at 6:45 p.m. Death was attributed to complication following an illness of one week.

            A retired carpenter, he resided Alderson. He was born at Wolf Creek on October 14, 1868, the son of Mercian V. and Rachel Ellen Carie [sic: Cart] Alford.

            He is survived by his brother, Olin B. Alford, of Alderson; two nieces, Mrs. Mary Burns, of Ronvererle [Ronceverte?], Mrs. Virginia Bullard, Alderson; and a nephew, Clark Alford, of Charleston.

            Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Lobben Funeral Home at 2:45 p.m. today with the Rev. Randolph F. Johnson and the Rev. Forest P. Reynolds, of Alderson, officiating. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Olin B. Alford and Thomas Fletcher Alford in this compilation.

            Luther’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines.

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

            See also AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            His lineage: Luther Lyle 1868 WV1, Merican V. 1831 VA2, Joseph 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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MAHULDA BELLE VANCE ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 27 July 1999

 

HURRICANE [Putnam Co.]—Mahulda Belle Vance-Alford, 80, of Hurricane died July 25, 1999, at home.

            She was a housewife and a member of Teays Valley Missionary Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

            Surviving: husband, Leroy Alford; son, Fred of Hurricane; daughters, Margaret “Margie” Mitchell and Pamela Sue Alford, both of Hurricane; brothers, Warren and George Vance, both of Hurricane, Homer Vance of Waynesfield, Ohio; sisters, Justine Gearheart of Greenfield, Ohio, Fannie Kriebel of Pennsylvania, Ann Ware of Marlinton, Mary Toler of Hurricane; four grandchildren.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.... Burial will be in the Alford Cemetery, Hurricane....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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MALINDA ANN COCHRAN ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Saturday, 25 November 1939

 

            Mrs. Linda Ann Alford, 67 died Friday night at her home in Putnam County. Surviving are her husband, Andrew M. Alford; four sons, William Alford at home, John Alford of Lincoln county, and Andrew and Charles Alford of Akron, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Paul Winters of Akron and Miss Sally Alford at home, and a sister, Mrs. Minerva St. Clair of Ohley.

            The Casto-Wilson Mortuary will be in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 27 November 1939

 

            Services for Mrs. Malinda Ann Alford, 67, who died Friday [Nov 24] at her Putnam county home, are set for 11 a.m. today at the residence. Rev. Herman Carpenter officiating.

            Burial will follow in Teays Hill cemetery, the Casto-Wilson mortuary in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: Malinda was born 6 Sept 1872 in Wyoming Co., WV. She was the wife of Andrew Milton Alford.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Andrew Milton Alford, with a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons John Calvery Alford and William Dolan Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio Obituaries

            Malinda A. Terry, age 7 b. WV, is listed on the 1880 census in Slab Fork, Wyoming Co., WV, with her parents, Wm. R. Terry 30 and his wife Paulina E. 36, both b. VA, and 3 sisters: Manerva 6, Virginia C. 5, and Mary R. 3. However, in 1900, Curry, Putnam Co., WV, William and Perlina E. Terry (Perlina had 4 children, 3 living) are listed with stepdaughters Virginia Stump and Manerva A. Rank, and the Stump and Rank children are listed as step-grandchildren. It appears that William may have been Paulina/Perlina’s second husband and not the father of her daughters. In 1900 Malinda Cochran (Malind A. Cochren) is a housekeeper living with her future husband and listed as a widow.

 

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MAMIE E. ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 21 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Mamie E. Alford, 89, of South Charleston died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, in Americare-Dunbar after a long illness.

            She was a former employee of the Navy Ordnance Plant and G.C. Murphy’s. She was a lifelong resident of Kanawha and Lincoln counties and a member and former Sunday school teacher of Hilltop Baptist Church.

            Surviving: 16 nieces and nephews.

            Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.... Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans....

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

                                       

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie E. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 26 July 1908, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and siblings Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Mamie E. 1908 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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MARGARET A. BLANKENSHIP ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—25 March 1937

 

            Mrs. Margaret A. Alford, 18, of Burnside, Putnam county, died yesterday morning in a Charleston hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the home of her brother, G.B. Blankenship of Burnside and burial will be in the Alford cemetery in Putnam county.

            Survivors include her husband. P.M. Alford; an Infant daughter, Phylis Alford; three sisters. Mrs. D.C. McClaster and Mrs. Clyde McClaster of Lookout and Mrs. Ethel Nichols of Charleston, and four brothers, Leonard and Jarrel Blankenship of St. Albans, Robert Blankenship of South Charleston and G.V. Blankenship.

 

AAFA NOTES: Margaret was born 20 Oct 1918 in Kanawha Co., the daughter of James Blankenship and Louise Adkins. She married Palmer Mason Alford.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Palmer Mason 1915 WV1, Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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MARGARET M. PRICE ALFORD

Aunt of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 28 September 1976

 

            Mrs. Margaret M. Alford, 55, of 817 Greenbrier St., St. Albans, died Monday [Sept. 27] in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

            She was a 15-year resident of St. Albans and attended the Highlawn Baptist Church.

            Surviving: husband, Forrest: son Eugene at home: daughter Jessie J. Price of Bluefield: sisters Mrs. Ruth Maxwell and Mrs. Dorothy Corvin of Wytheville. Va., Mrs. Mildred Donahoe of North Port Charlotte, Fla.

            Service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home. St. Albans.... Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park Mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 8 Sept 1921, last residence Saint Albans, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Forrest Wilburn Alford; and son Eugene E. Alford in this compilation. Her husband’s obituary includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARGUERITE ALFORD FLOUER

 

DAILY TELEGRAPH

Bluefield, Mercer Co., WV—Wednesday, 25 August 2010

 

KEENAN [Monroe Co.]—Marguerite Alford Flouer, 97, of Keenan, W.Va., died August 23, 2010 at the Glenwood Retirement Village in Princeton [Mercer Co.], W.Va., where she had been residing since 2006. She was born on April 16, 1913 near Hillsdale [Monroe Co.], W.Va., the daughter of H.L. “Tide” and Rose Tomlinson Alford.

            Marguerite was a graduate of Union High School and the National Business College of Roanoke, Va. She worked as a secretary for the law firm of Haynes and Ford and for Judge Charles Lobban, all of Lewisburg, W.Va., for nearly thirty-five years. She was also a member of the Union Presbyterian Church and was a member of the choir as well as the Women’s Circle. For many years, she volunteered as a Gray Lady at the former Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Home and, with her husband George, organized and assisted with Red Cross blood drives in Union.

            Marguerite married George Flouer on October 29, 1937 in Wheeling, W.Va. The couple resided in Lost River State Park where George was Assistant Superintendent until he entered the U.S. Navy for the duration of World War II. Both avid naturalists throughout their lives, Marguerite and George were active in the Brooks Bird Club and were instrumental in the establishment and maintenance of the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory on Peters Mountain.

            Marguerite is survived by her children, Jack Flouer and his wife Peggy of Manhattan, Kan., Joan Flynn and her husband H. M. “John” of Tazewell, Va.; five grandchildren, Michael Flouer of Atlanta, Ga., Christopher Flouer of Springfield, Mo., Gwyn Flouer Heidrick and her husband Brad of Olathe, Kan., Major John Flynn (USMC) and his wife Riley, stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Captain Bryan Flynn (USA) and his wife Meagan of Ft. Benning, Ga.; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband George; four sisters, Mary Allen, Eva Harris, Snowe Bobbit McCoy, Pauline Handlan Ballowe; and one brother, Hermon Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday at the Union Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Greg Wood, Pastor, Tazewell Presbyterian Church, and the Reverend James Grant, retired pastor of Tazewell Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Keenan, W.Va. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Broyles-McGuire Funeral Home in Union.

            A memorial has been established for the maintenance of the piano at the Union Presbyterian, P.O. Box 239, Union, WV 24983, in her name.

 

Photo from Fairview Christian Church Cemetery, Keenan, Monroe Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marguerite A. Flouer (SS# issued in WV), last residence Manhattan, Riley Co., KS [residence of her son].

            Also buried in Fairview Christian Church Cemetery are Marguerite’s parents, Harvey Lee Alford (20 Mar 1865–1 Aug 1945) and Rose Edith Tomlinson Alford (26 Jan 1874–23 Mar 1966).

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

            Her lineage: Marguerite 1913 WV1, Harvey Lee 1865 WV2, Louis/Lewis Marion 1839 VA3, Robert 1800 VA4, Thomas 1771 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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MARTHA ALFORD FRYE

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 10 July 1966

 

            Fry, Mrs. Martha—Service 1 p. m. today, Church of Christ, Harts Creek, Alford Cemetery, Harts Creek. Mrs. Fry, 97, of Harts, Lincoln County, died Friday, Gyan Valley Hospital.

            Surviving: son, Charlie of Harts.

            Body at the home of grandson, Victor Adkins, of Harts. McGhee Funeral Home, West Hamlin.

 

AAFA NOTES: Martha was born in 1876, the daughter of Adam A. Alford and Nancy Farley. She married Wash Fry.

            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: Martha 1876 WV1, Adam A. 1841VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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MARY HELEN ALFRED

Aunt of Robert E. Lee Alfred, AAFA #0844

 

WESTON DEMOCRAT

Weston, Lewis Co., WV—Wednesday, 9 March 2005

 

            Mary Helen Alfred, 93, of Weston died at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a recent illness. She was born Nov. 17, 1911 in Weston, a daughter of the late Perry G. Alfred and Lillian Springston Alfred.

            Surviving are one sister, Lillian Frances Alfred of Weston; and one brother, Philip Charles Alfred and wife Lois of Ft. Myers, Fla.; numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

            She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert E., Richard B. and Thomas J. Alfred.

            Miss Alfred was a member of the First Baptist Church in Weston and was involved in various church activities that included chairman of the church circle and Sunday school teacher. She was instrumental in the formation of Fisher Baptist Camp on Gee Lick and served as the first secretary/treasurer for the camp. She was retired from the W.Va. Dept. of Highways with several years of service. She was an avid reader and well-known local historian. She was a 1930 graduate of Weston High School and attended W.Va. Wesleyan College.

            Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday at Boyle Funeral Home Chapel.... Interment will be in Waldeck Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary H. Alfred (SS# issued in WV), last residence Weston, Lewis Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her brother Thomas Jefferson Alfred; and sister-in-law Nina Ruth Barnes Alfred in this compilation.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Mary Helen 1911 WV1, Perry Gordon 1865 WV2, Charles Jeffrey 1838 VA3, Charles Alfred 1808 VA4.

 

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MARY JANE ALFORD DEMPSEY

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 23 May 1985

 

            Mrs. Mary Jane Dempsey, 74, of Whitesville, Boone County, died Wednesday [May 22] in Boone County Health Care Center, Danville, after a long illness. Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Dempsey (SS# issued in WV) was born 29 March 1911 and died _____ May 1985, last residence Whitesville, Boone Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her mother, Viola Thompson Alford, in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Mary Jane 1911 WV1, James Samuel 1864 WV2, James 1825 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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MARY JANE “NETTIE” ALFORD BURNS

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 23 October 1950

 

CULLODEN, Oct. 22—Mrs. Mary Jane Burns, 96, a life-long resident of Cabell County, died yesterday at her home at RFD 1, Culloden, after a brief illness.

            She was born March 8, 1854 in what was then Cabell County, Va.

            Surviving are three sons, Willie, Joshua and Grady, all of Culloden and three daughters, Mrs. Ravvena Sowards of Huntington, Mrs. Valarie Finley of Milton and Miss Lillie Burns of Culloden.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary Jane “Nettie” Alford Burns was the daughter of Robert “Robin” Alford and Leanza Coon. Her husband was Frederick Lewis Burns.

            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: Mary Jane 1854 VA1, Robert 1814 VA2, George 1763 Ireland3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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MARY MAXINE LEASURE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 13 June 1948

 

            A woman was killed and two other women and a man were injured early yesterday when the new station wagon in which they were riding struck a utility pole and turned over three times on the Coal River Road just west of St. Albans.

            The victim was identified at the Bartlett mortuary in St. Albans as Mrs. Mary Maxine Alford of Danville, Boone county, 26-year old wife of Coach Clyde D. Alford of Madison high school.

            State Trooper W. S. Webb of South Charleston and Mrs. Alford suffered a broken neck.

            Two of her companions, Francis Noland Dawson, 26 of 108 Spring St., St. Albans, and Mrs. Louise Phillips Midkiff, 26, of Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, were in “fair” condition last night at Herbert J. Thomas Memorial hospital in South Charleston, but attendants said their chances for recovery are “good”.

            Dawson, who was driving the automobile, received a fractured shoulder and possible internal injuries.

            Mrs. Midkiff received severe scalp and head lacerations, attending physicians said, but she was “resting comfortably” last night.

            A third occupant of the vehicle and sister-in-law of the dead woman, Mrs. Helen Arthur Leasure, 22, of Washington D.C., received minor bruises and shock in the mishap, state police said. She was not hospitalized.

            Trooper Webb said Dawson apparently lost control of the car on a slight curve and crashed into the utility pole, turning over three times. The vehicle was demolished.

            The accident occurred at 3 a. m. three-fourths of a mile off the old Midland Trail.

            Mrs. Alford and the other three occupants of the car earlier had attended a party given by the St. Albans American Legion post, Trooper West said, and left the party for Lower Falls on Coal river to see if anyone was swimming.

The accident occurred while they were returning from the beach, he said.

            Mr. Alford was in Morgantown attending West Virginia university’s summer coaching school.

            Trooper Webb, Cpl. R.T. Cummings and St. Albans Patrolman Lewis Fizer investigated the accident.

            Funeral service for Mrs. Alford will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Bartlett mortuary chapel in St. Albans. Rev. J.E. Myers will officiate and interment will follow in Cunningham Memorial park. The body will remain at the funeral home until time of service.

            Surviving Mr. Alford besides her husband are her parents, whom she was visiting, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leasure of 1007 Pennsylvania Av., St. Albans; a two-year-old daughter, Susan; and three brothers, Charles and Paul Leasure, both of St. Albans, and William Leasure of Washington, D.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary was born 2 July 1922, the daughter of Clarence Leasure and Etta Ross. She married Clyde Daniel Alford.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Frank Leslie Alford, in this compilation.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Clyde Daniel 1908 WV1, Frank Leslie 1881 WV2, John D. 1846 WV3, William 1822 VA4, James 1795 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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MARY VIRGINIA JOHNSON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 2 November 2009

 

            Mary Virginia Alford, 81, of Garretts Bend passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at Thomas Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Wilson Alford; parents, Charlie and Sally Johnson; and sister, Janice McCallister.

            Mary will be missed by all her family and friends.

            She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Arlene and Danny Johnson of Alum Creek, Chester and Mary Kay Alford of Garretts Bend, Clifford Alford of Yawkey and Jerry and Cheryl Alford of Garretts Bend; two brothers, Danny and Terry; four sisters, Ethel, Justine, Martha Mae and Beverly; nine grandchildren, Timothy, Kimberly, Barbara, Andy, Nikki, Holly, Chad, Mandy and Kristy; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Curry Funeral Home, 2097 Childress Road, Alum Creek, with Pastor Richard McCallister officiating. Burial will be in Samson Cemetery, Garretts Bend.

            Friends and family may gather from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses at Thomas Memorial Hospital.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary V. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 24 July 1928, last residence Sod, Lincoln Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her husband, Woodrow Wilson Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MAUDE MAY MOONEY ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 27 December 1962

 

            Alford, Mrs. Maude M. – Service will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Fifteenth Street Church of God at Nitro by the Rev. Ross Taylor. Burial will be in Haven of Rest Memorial Gardens at Hometown. Mrs. Alford, 67, of 3616 36th St., Nitro, died Tuesday in South Charleston hospital after a long illness. The body is at Gatens Funeral Home in Poca.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Roy Washington Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NAOMI ALFORD JACOBS

AAFA #0952

 

Mother of Harlan Jarrett Jacobs, AAFA #0953, and Terah A. Jacobs, AAFA #0954, and Wanda Sue Jacobs Halstead, AAFA #0955

Sister of Christine Elizabeth Alford Harris Dawson, AAFA #0960, Margie M. Alford Sisk, AAFA #0959, and William Harlan Alford, AAFA #0956

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 11April 2000

 

            Naomi A. Jacobs, 79, of Charleston died April 10, 2000, in Heartland Nursing Center after a long illness.

            She was a homemaker and a Protestant.

            Surviving: daughters, Terah A. Jacobs and Wanda Halstead, both of Charleston; son, William H. Alford [sic—should probably be Harlan Jarrett Jacobs] of Charleston; sister, Margie M. Sisk of Owensboro, Ky.; brother, William H. Alford of Owensboro; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at J.E. Johnson Funeral Home, Kanawha City.... Burial will be in Floral Hills Garden of Memories, Sissonville....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Naomi A. Jacobs (SS# issued in KY) was born 15 Nov 1920, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituary of her brother Armond Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Christine Elizabeth Alford Harris Dawson, AAFA #0960, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Naomi’s son Harlan Jacobs, probably the misnamed son William H. Alford in her obituary, died in 2001. See AAFA Member Memorials for his In Remembrance.

            Naomi’s cousin Jimmie R. Alford, AAFA #0500, gave AAFA gift memberships to many of his relatives who were Alford descendants.

            For more information on her family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            Her lineage: Naomi 1920 KY1, Harlan 1894 KY2, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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NELLIE ADKINS ALFORD NICHOLAS

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 12 May 1957

 

            Mrs. Nellie Nicholas, 63, of 209 Virginia Ave., St. Albans, died yesterday in St. Francis Hospital after a two-week illness.

            She was a member of Church of God and was born at Fall Creek.

            Mrs. Nicholas moved from South Charleston to St. Albans three years ago.

            Surviving are her husband, Froud; one daughter, Mrs. Fay Chandler of South Charleston; one son, Forest Alford of Dunbar; two stepsons, Ellis Alford of Teays Valley and Cline Alford of Alum Creek; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lillian Blankenship of St. Albans; one brother, Charles Adkins of Yawkey; two sisters, Miss Emma Adkins and Mrs. Mariah Sanson, both of St. Albans; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Snodgrass mortuary chapel in South Charleston by Rev. Eugene Huffman. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park. The body will remain at the mortuary until the service.

 

AA AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Forrest Wilburn Alford and Faye Frances Alford Chandler; and her stepsons Denver Cline Alford and Norris Ellis Alford in this compilation.

            Her first husband was Stafford Garfield Alford, who died in 1930.

            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.

            Her husband’s lineage: Stafford Garfield 1883 WV1, Lafayette 1850 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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NINA RUTH BARNES ALFRED

Mother of Robert E. Lee Alfred, AAFA #0844

 

WESTON DEMOCRAT

Weston, Lewis Co., WV—Wednesday, 24 June 1998

 

WESTON—Nina Alfred, 91, of Charleston and formerly of Weston, died Friday, June 19, 1998, at her residence following a brief illness.

            She was born Feb. 27, 1907, in Weston, a daughter of the late Thomas N. and Mattie Proudfoot Barnes.

            Her husband, Robert E. Alfred, preceded her in death.

            Surviving are two daughters, Lillian F. Alfred and Susan Alfred, both of Charleston; one son, Robert E. Alfred Jr., Newport News, Va. and three sisters, Lillian A. Barnes and Grace Barnes Waldrop, both of Weston and Joan Harrison, South Charleston.

            She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Nordeck and Eleanor O. Barnes.

            Mrs. Alfred was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Temple and the Grace Philathea Sunday School Class. She was a member of the American Baptist Women Ministries, was a former Deaconess, and a member of the Chancel Choir, the Charleston Womens Club, Blue Hills Garden Club, Kanawha Valley Historical and Preservation Society and a former member of the Civic Chorus. She had attended the first Mothers Day service in Grafton.

            A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 22, at Boyle Funeral Home.... Interment followed in the Waldeck Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nina B. Alfred (SS# issued in WV), last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her sister-in-law Mary Helen Alfred; and her brother-in-law Thomas Jefferson Alfred in this compilation.

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Robert E. Lee 1908 WV1, Perry Gordon 1865 WV2, Charles Jeffrey 1838 VA3, Charles Alfred 1808 VA4.

 

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NORRIS ELLIS ALFORD

Father of Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

 

Norris was buried holding the “100 Years Old” cap that he’s wearing in this photo.

Photos from his son Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 8 July 2008

 

            Norris Ellis Alford, 100, of Scott Depot, passed away from this life to be with the Lord on July 6, 2008, at his home surrounded by his family.

            He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Jewell Webster Alford; his parents, Stafford and Lyda Escue Alford; his sisters, Lillian Wolfe and Faye Chandler; his brothers, Elwood, Cline, and Forrest Alford. Ellis was a member of the Church of God and was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, St. Albans, and the Scott Depot areas. He retired from FMC in 1971 after 38 years of dedicated employment and operated Alford’s Lawnmower and Fixit Shop in Teays Valley for over 35 years.

            The family would like to offer special thanks to Hospice Care and Putnam Aging for their caring support.

            He is survived by his daughters, Dolly McClain and her husband, Gary, of Scott Depot, and Lowella Morris and her husband, Roger, of Landenberg, Pa.; his son, Norris Lynn Alford of Tucson, Ariz.; his grandchildren and their spouses, Robert McClain of Beckley, Sarah and Randy White of Eugene, Ore., John and Miranda Alford of Milan, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Jordan and Caleb McClain and Isabella Rose Alford.

            Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Chapman Funeral Home, 3941 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, with the Rev. Keith Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in the Pauley Cemetery, Tango.

            Visitation will from 12:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

 

In another article:

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Friday, 11 July 2008

 

Putnam County man blessed others for many, many years

By Bill Ellis

 

            Tuesday morning, March 18, 2008, in Naples, Fla., I called my dear friend, Norris Ellis Alford, and asked, “How does it feel to be 100 years and one day old?” He replied with a chuckle, “I’m starting on my second hundred today.”

            He lived at Scott Depot, until he passed from this life at 8:30 on Sunday morning, July 6.

            Norris Alford, the son of Stafford and Lyda Escue Alford, was a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, St. Albans (Kanawha County) and Scott Depot (Putnam County), all within close proximity. He was a member of the Church of God. He and my dad, Clarence Ellis, were ushers at the Scott Depot Church of God with Paul Eggleton, Cecil Fulks, William Eggleton, Lon Perry, Hank Maddox, Clarence Smith, Homer Maddox and Ralph Briscoe.

            After retiring from FMC in 1971, following 38 years of employment, he continued to operate “Alford’s Lawnmower and Fixit Shop” in Teays Valley for more than 35 years. Gary Young of G & G Builders said, “Mr. Alford kept my mowers running in good shape for many years.”

            Not long before his 100th birthday, I took his mail in and watched him read it without glasses. Having left my watch at home, I looked across the dining room to the kitchen from the living room, to glance at the clock on the microwave, but couldn’t see it. He looked up, without glasses, and said, “It’s 3:30.” He had been blinded many years earlier in one eye by an acid mishap at the plant. After that painful accident, he was soon back to work at the same job.

            Speaking during the service of remembrance, at Chapman Funeral Home on Thursday, July 10, the Rev. Keith Hudson, officiating minister, spoke of his tremendous knowledge about many things. He recalled that engineers would often ask him about things in the plant they did not have answers for. He usually did and was able to help. The Rev. Dr. Rodney Taylor spoke of the times when he had talked with Mr. Alford about the things of God and eternal life and the many times they prayed together. He was a man of deep faith and commitment to the will of God. He now understands more completely than St. Paul did when he wrote about being “absent from the body and ... present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8).

            Norris Ellis Alford loved his family, his church, his country and God. He missed his beloved wife, Jewell, of 67 years. They were sweethearts forever. He often talked about her, especially on days like their wedding anniversary, her birthday and Mothers Day.

            He looked forward to daily phone calls from one or more of his children. Dolly, Lowella and Norris loved their father and often brought or sent special gifts for him. They set an example for all children in terms of being attentive to parents in their older years.

            He lived closer than any other neighbor. He was one of the great men I have known. I was honored to speak at his funeral. Psalm 116:15 puts it best, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

 

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Photo from Pauley Cemetery, Tango, Lincoln Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that N.E. Alford (SS# issued in WV or NC) was born 17 March 1908, last residence Scott Depot, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jewell Webster Alford; his brother Denver Cline Alford; his stepmother Nellie Adkins Alford Nicholas; and his half-siblings Faye Frances Alford Chandler and Forrest Wilburn Alford in this compilation.

            Norris’s son 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: Norris Ellis 1908 WV1, Stafford Garfield 1883 WV2, Lafayette 1850 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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OLIN B. ALFORD

 

BECKLEY POST-HERALD

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—Friday, 3 December 1948

 

ALDERSON, Dec. 2—Funeral services for Olin B. Alford, 71 of Alderson, who died at 10:55 a.m. yesterday [Dec 2] following an illness of six weeks, will be conducted at the Johnson Memorial Church, of which he was a member, at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec 5.

            The Rev. Forrest P. Reynolds will officiate assisted by the Rev. Randolph F. Johnson. Burial will follow in Alderson Cemetery.

            The body will be removed from the Lobban Funeral home to his residence at 2 p.m. Saturday.

            Born at Wolf Creek, July 24, 1877, he was the son of Rachel Ellen Carter and Merican Alford, and was a retired carpenter.

            His wife Mrs. Nora Brown Alford preceded him in death.

            He is survived by one son, Clark L. Alford of Charleston; two daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Burns, of Ronceverte, and Mrs. Leonard Ballard, of Alderson, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Pallbearers will be members of the S.R. Neel Bible Class.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Clark Lee Alford and Virginia Alford Ballard; and his brothers Luther Lyle Alford and Thomas Fletcher in this compilation.

            Olin’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines.

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

            See also AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            His lineage: Olin B. 1877 WV1, Merican V. 1831 VA2, Joseph 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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ONNA IVAL ALFORD MCCLURE

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 16 November 2003

 

            Onna Ival McClure, 90, of Barboursville [Cabell Co.], W.Va., formerly of Danville, W.Va., died at her home on Nov. 15, 2003.

            The widow of Lawrence McClure, she was born in Garretts Bend, Lincoln County, W.Va., on Dec. 3, 1912. She was the daughter of the late L.D. and Isabelle McCallister Alford. She was a member of Danville Baptist Church.

            Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Owen “Dutch” and Kathleen McClure of Kissimmee, Fla., James and Gloria McClure of Kenova, W.Va., Clint and Joyce McClure of Merritt Island, Fla., and Carl Ray and Marijo McClure of Warner Robbins, Ga.; two daughters, Ms. Eloise McClure of Bunnell, Fla., and Levana “Pug” Griffith and son-in-law, Robert H. Griffith of Huntington, W.Va.

            Preceding her in death were two brothers, Andy Alford and Palmer Alford; and one sister, Ova Thornton.

            She leaves 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral service will be ... at Henson Mortuary, Barboursville, W.Va., at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. Burial will be at Orchard Hills Memory Gardens in Yawkey, Lincoln County, W.Va....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Onna I. McClure (SS# issued in WV or NC), last residence Barboursville, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Isabel Short McCallister Alford; and her siblings Ova May Alford Thornton and Andy William Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Onna Ival 1912 WV1, Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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OPAL ASBURY COON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 4 February 1970

 

CANNELTON—The funeral for Mrs. Opal Alford, 52, of Cannelton, Fayette County, will be Thursday at l p, m. at the Cannelton United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Montgomery Memorial Park at London.

            Mrs. Alford, a lifelong resident of Fayette County and a member of the Cannelton United Methodist Church, died Monday [Feb 2] at home after a long illness.

            Survivors: son, George K. Coon of Haddonfield, N.J.: stepson, Jack Alford Jr. of California; sisters, Mrs. Goldie Parish of Smithers, Mrs. Maggie Overington of Thelma Stone Smithers, Mrs. _____ of McDonald, Ohio, Mrs. Beatrice White of Niagara Falls, N.Y., Mrs. Juanita Aldridge of Cannelton, Mrs. Elvira McCoy of Dayton, Ohio; brothers, Ted Asbury of Cannelton, Thomas Asbury of Niagara Falls; half brothers, Army and Andrew, addresses unknown; half sister, Mrs. Mabel Fisher, address unknown.

            Friends may call at the B. Hooper Funeral Home, Montgomery today after 3 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Jack Alford Sr.; stepchildren Jack Alford Jr. and Lorraine Alford Danbery in this compilation.

            Opal was the second wife of Jack Alford Sr.

 

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ORAN DALE ALFRED

 

CLARKSBURG EXPONENT

Clarksburg, Harrison Co., WV—Wednesday, 8 April 1992

 

WESTON—Lt. Col. Oran Dale Alfred, U.S. Army retired, 62, of Vadis, died Monday, April 6, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following a brief illness.

            He was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Gilmer County, a son of the late Arnold S. Alfred and Oliver Moore Alfred of Weston.

            On Dec. 24, 1949, he was married to Marjorie Sullivan who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Susan Farnsworth, Vadis, and Mrs. Connie Myers, Mt. Clemons, Mich.; three sons, Stephen Dale Alfred, Allentown, Pa., Kenneth Wayne Alfred, Crawfordsville, Ind., and Edwin Arnold, Vadis; one brother, Dewayne L. Alfred, Camden, and 12 grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by one son, Bradford Jay Alfred, and one brother.

            Lt. Col. Alfred served 26 years in the U.S. Army, with service in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. No. 1976 in Weston, the American Legion Post No. 4, Weston, and a member of the Vadis United Methodist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Orran D. Alfred (SS# issued in NC or WV).

 

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OVA MAY ALFORD THORNTON

 

Source unknown

_____, WV—15 October 1987

 

BECKLEY—Mrs. Ova May Thornton, 76, of Beckley, formerly of Griffithsville, Lincoln County, died Oct. 14, 1987, in Care Haven of Raleigh Rest Home, Beckley, after a long illness. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, Garretts Bend.

            Surviving: son, Calvin of Crab Orchard; daughters, Miss Kathy Thornton of Crab Orchard, Mrs. Jean Phillips of Wise, Va., Mrs. Marvella Woodrum of South Charleston; sister, Mrs. Ona McClure of Barboursville; brother, Palmer Alford of Garretts Bend; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Clark Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Orchard Hills Memory Gardens, Yawkey. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ova M. Thornton (SS# issued in WV) was born 11 Feb 1911, last residence Crab Orchard, Raleigh Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Isabel Short McCallister Alford; and her siblings Onna Ival Alford McClure and Andy William Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Ova May 1911 WV1, Lorenzo Dow 1883 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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REBA M. HALE ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—20 August 1998

 

BECKLEY—Reba M. Hale Alford, 91, of Beckley died Aug. 18, 1998, in Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital after a long illness.

            She was a homemaker and attended Church of God, MacArthur.

            Surviving: son, Clyde J. Alford of Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Marie Hicks of Beckley; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Blue Ridge Funeral Home Chapel, Prosperity, with the Rev. Jeff Alford officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Reba Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 7 April 1907, last residence Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV.

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

 

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REVA GAY ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 24 March 1989

 

            Miss Reva Alford, 79, of Sod Lincoln County, died March 22, 1989, in Continuous Care Nursing Home, Hamlin, after a long illness. She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, Garretts Bend.

            Surviving: brothers, Tom Alford of Teays Valley, Fred Alford of Sod; sisters, Verlie Cross of Parkersburg, Amy Thomas of Nitro.

            Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Clark Bryan officiating. Burial will be in Sanson [Sansom] Cemetery, Garretts Bend. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Sansom Cemetery, Garretts Bend, Lincoln Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jonas Vernon Alford and Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford; and her siblings Amy Marie Alford Thomas, Ruby Dell Alford Powell, Tom Alford, and Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her mother’s obituary.

            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: Amy Marie 1922 WV1, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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RHODA ANN ALFORD THORNTON

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 12 February 1946

 

            Thornton, Mrs. Rhoda Ann, 78, South Charleston, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A.A. Little of Dunbar. Surviving are her husband, Mr. H.H. Thornton; two other daughters, Mrs. Ross Lawson of South Charleston and Mrs. Lillie Lee of Spring Hill; two sons, George of South Charleston and Delbert of Winfield; a brother, A.J. Alford of Smith Creek.

            The body is at the Snodgrass funeral home pending funeral arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Columbus Jackson Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Rufus Hopkins Thornton, 1870-1963.

            Her lineage: Rhoda Ann 1868 WV1, George Washington 1837 VA2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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RICHARD MICHAEL “RICK” ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Monday, 14 December 2009

 

            Richard Michael “Rick” Alford, 50, of Huntington, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton, with Pastor Kim Stone officiating. Burial will follow in Lunsford Cemetery.

            Rick was born Feb. 7, 1959, a son of Forrest Dale and Stella Dalton Alford. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by one son, Barry Michael Alford; one stepson, Steven Cooley; his ex-wife, Jenifer Hamm; two sisters, Freda Canterbury and her husband, Tom, and Veronica Alford; one brother, Bradford Alford; two nephews, Jeremy Dye and Zachary Canterbury.

            Friends may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Wallace Funeral Home, Milton.

 

Photo from Lunsford Cemetery, Mason Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Robin Hager

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard M. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.

            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: Richard Michael 1959 WV1, Forrest Dale ???? WV2, Early Wine 1895 WV3, Milton Eli 1860 VA4, James 1825 VA5, James 1795 VA6, George 1763 Ireland7, John 1735 Ireland8.

 

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ROMEA COLUMBUS ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 16 March 1988

 

            Romea C. Alford, 76, of Route 7, South Charleston, died March 14, 1988, in Thomas Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired operator for Union Carbide with 37 years' service. He was former chairman of Capitol Soil and Conservation. District. He was former director of Southern States Cooperative. He was trustee and member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Tornado.

            Surviving: wife, Hazel; twin daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Pauley and Mrs. Carolyn Edwards, both of Tornado; son, Darrell of Ravenna, Ohio; sisters, Miss Mamie Alford and Mrs. Alice Childress, both of South Charleston; brother, the Rev. Herbert of Scott Depot; nine grandchildren.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Casdorph-Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans, with the Rev. Clark Bryan and the Rev. Tommy Roberts officiating. Entombment will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Romea C. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 25 June 1911 last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel Alma Dent Alford; parents Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and siblings Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Romea Columbus 1911 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ROY WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 16 July 1968

 

            Alford, Roy W.—72, of 393 Kenna Dr., South Charleston, Monday [July 15], Thomas Memorial Hospital. Retired employee Veterans Administration, member Southwest Church of God.

            Surviving: widow, Mary; daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Parter of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Elaine Hodges of Hurricane; son, Roy W. Jr. of Poca; sisters, Mrs. Bessie Massey of Ohio, Miss Sylvia Alford, Miss Mamie Alford and Mrs. Alice Childress, all of South Charleston; brothers, Herbert of Scott Depot, Elvin and Romie, both of South Charleston.

            Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Heaven of Rest, Hometown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 28 Dec 1894, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his first wife and mother of his children, Maude May Mooney; parents, Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and his siblings Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Roy Washington 1894 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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RUBY DELL ALFORD POWELL

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 12 July 1972

 

HAMLIN—Mrs. Ruby Dell Powell, 65, of Hamlin, died Tuesday [July 11] at home after a long illness.

            She was a native of Garretts Bend.

            Surviving: sons, Henry of Albuquerque, N.M., Howard of Chesapeake, Ohio, Darrell of Columbus, Ohio; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Davis of Albuquerque, Mrs. Jean White of Parkersburg, Mrs. Callie Miller of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Lillie Berry of Lorain, Ohio; brothers, Woodrow Alford and Fred Alford, both of Sod, Bruce Alford of Hamlin, Tom Alford of Griffithsville; sisters, Miss Reva Alford of Sod, Mrs. Verlie Cross of Spencer, Mrs. Amy Thomas of St. Albans.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Forest Curry officiating. Burial will be in Powell Cemetery in Hamlin.

            Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Powell Cemetery, Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Glenda Adkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Powell (SS# issued in WV) was born 17 Nov 1906, last residence West Hamlin, Lincoln Co., WV. Her gravestone says she was born 17 Nov 1908, but Rubydel Alford is listed on the 1910 census in Lincoln Co., WV, age 3.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jonas Vernon Alford and Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford; and her siblings Amy Marie Alford Thomas, Reva Gay Alford, Tom Alford, and Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Ruby Dell 1906 WV1, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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SARAH CATHERINE V. ADAMS ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—1 November 1938

 

SOD, Nov. 1 (Special)—Mrs. Catherine Alford, 89, native of Lincoln county, died today at her home here after an extended illness.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Cobbs’ Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Dell Bowman will officiate and burial will follow in Mt. Taber cemetery at St. Albans.

            The only survivors are 15 grandchildren.

 

Photo from Mount Tabor Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: Sarah Catherine V. Adams was the daughter of John Quincy Adams Jr. and Sarah “Sally” Goode. She was born 2 March 1849 in Franklin Co., VA.

            Catherine’s husband was Lafayette Alford. They had 6 children. One son, John Robert Alford, died in 1960 and was still living at the time of his mother’s obituary. We included his obituary in Texas Obituaries.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Lafayette 1850 VA1, Robert 1814 VA2, George 1763 Ireland3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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SARAH E. MCCOWN ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 24 July 1924

 

            Mrs. Sarah E. Alford, 57 years old, widow of James D. Alford of St. Albans, died yesterday [July 23] at Johns Hopkins hospital at Baltimore. Mrs. Alford has conducted a dry goods store in St. Albans for thirty years. She had gone to Baltimore for treatment of goiter two weeks ago.

            Her brother Theodore McCown, and her son, Everett Alford were with her when she died. Her body was brought to St. Albans this morning on the C. & 0. No. 6 for burial.

            She is survived by her son, E.B. Alford, one sister, Mrs. Virginia Gillard, and six brothers, George W., Fred, Adam I., Lawrence, G.S. and Theodore McCown, all of Charleston.

            Funeral arrangements have not been completed but the services will be held sometime tomorrow.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Everett Bowman Alford in this compilation.

 

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SYLVIA ELVA ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 18 January 1971

 

            Miss Sylvia Elva Alford, 69, of South Charleston Rt. 7, died at home late Sunday after a short illness. She was a member of Hilltop Baptist Church.

            Survivors: sisters Mrs. Bessie Massey of Albany, Ohio, Miss Mamie Alford and Mrs. Alice Childress of South Charleston; brothers, Elvin (Butch) Alford of St. Albans, R.C. [Romea Columbus] Alford of South Charleston and the Rev. Herbert Alford of Scott Depot.

            Service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. Clark Bryan and the Rev. C.A. Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans.

            Friends may call at the funeral home today after 6 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sylvia Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 25 Feb 1901, last residence Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her parents Columbus Jackson Alford and Zora Alice Draper Alford; and siblings Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, and Roy Washington Alford in this compilation.

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

            Her lineage: Sylvia Elva 1901 WV1, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV2, George Washington 1837 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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THOMAS FLETCHER ALFORD

 

SUNDAY REGISTER

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—10 January 1943

 

Aged Man Had Lived Entire Life, Except For Four Years, in Area

 

ALDERSON—Last rites for Thomas Fletcher Alford, 83, were held Saturday morning, at the North Alderson home of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Yates. The Rev. Nat G. Barnhart was assisted by Dr. W. S. Dunlop in conducting the services, and burial was in the Mount Pleasant cemetery at Sink Grove, beside the body of his late wife. His death occurred at the Yates home, Thursday, the result of a stroke of paralysis suffered perhaps two years ago.

            Mr. Alford was a son of the late Amarican V. and Ellen Cart Alford, and was born at Johnson Cross Roads, in Monroe county. He spent his entire life in the section except for four years in the West. He was a retired farmer, and for many years has made his home in Alderson.

            Mr. Alford's wife, the late Nora Humphreys Alford, died in 1919

He was a member of the Methodist church.

            Surviving Mr. Alford are two brothers, Luther L. Alford and Olan B. Alford and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Kennedy, all of Alderson. He also leaves two nieces Mrs. Mary Burns and Mrs. Leonard Ballard, both of Alderson, and one nephew, Clark Alford of White Sulphur Springs.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Olin B. Alford and Luther Lyle Alford in this compilation.

            Thomas’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines.

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

            See also AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            His lineage: Luther Lyle 1868 WV1, Merican V. 1831 VA2, Joseph 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ALFRED

Uncle of Robert E. Alfred, AAFA #0844

 

WESTON DEMOCRAT

Weston, Lewis Co., WV—Wednesday, 24 January 1996

 

            Thomas J. Alfred, 76, of Route Four, Weston, Sunset Acres community, died at 7:29 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 1996, at Charleston Area Medical Center, Memorial Division, in Charleston, following a brief illness.

            He was born at Weston, June 29, 1919, a son of the late Perry G. and Lillian Springston Alfred.

            His wife, the former Bertie Belle Shallenberger, whom he married December 20, 1947, survives.

            Also surviving are three sons, Thomas Stephen Alfred and Jonathan G. Alfred, both of Weston, and Joseph D. Alfred of Madison, Wisconsin; five daughters, Mary Gladkosky of Indiana, Pa., and Jennifer Bailey, Alice Rittenhouse, Sarah Borchert, and Susan Murray, all of Weston; two sisters, Mary and Frances Alfred, both of Weston; one brother, Philip C. Alfred of Bridgeport; 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Alfred.

            Mr. Alfred was retired from Equitable Gas Company, Weston office, with 30 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Weston, a charter member of the Civil War Reenactment Unit, past chairman of the Lewis County Democratic Executive Committee, and a graduate of WV Wesleyan College, Class of 1947. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Army, Signal Corp., 80th Division.

            A funeral service was held Friday, January 19, at 1 p.m., at Boyle Funeral Home.... Interment followed in the Waldeck Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas J. Alfred (SS# issued in WV or NC), last residence Weston, Lewis Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his sister Mary Helen Alfred; and sister-in-law Nina Ruth Barnes Alfred in this compilation.

            His ALFRED lineage: Thomas Jefferson 1919 WV1, Perry Gordon 1865 WV2, Charles Jeffrey 1838 VA3, Charles Alfred 1808 VA4.

 

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TOM ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 25 April 1990

 

            Tom Alford, 70, of 106 Teays Hollow Road, Hurricane, died April 23, 1990, in Putnam General Hospital after a long illness. He was a member of the Painters union and a Mason.

            Surviving: wife, Myrtle Dragoo Alford; daughters, Helen K. Bowman of South Charleston, Betty Jane Simmons of Louisville, Ky., Hattie Blanche Patchell of St. Cloud, Fla., Sandra Faye Hatfield of Sumerco, Cindy Francis of Teays Valley, Ramona Londarbi of Seattle; brother, Fred of Hamlin; sisters, Amy Thomas of St. Albans, Verlie Cross of Parkersburg; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

            Service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with the Rev. Forrest Curry and the Rev. Ralph James officiating. Burial with Masonic rites will be in Valley View Cemetery, Hurricane. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

 

Photos from Valley View Memorial Park, Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George and Jennifer Six

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tom Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 29 Dec 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jonas Vernon Alford and Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford; and siblings Amy Marie Alford Thomas, Reva Gay Alford, Ruby Dell Alford Powell, and Woodrow Wilson Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Tom 1919 WV1, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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VADA HAZEL CHANEY ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 19 May 1976

 

HURRICANE—Mrs. Vada Hazel Alford, 62, of Hurricane, died Monday [May 17] in Thomas Memorial Hospital.

            Surviving: daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Arnold of Virginia, Mrs. Mildred Frances Chandler of St. Albans; sons, Franklin Alford and Wondal Lee Alford of Hurricane; stepsons, James Cline Alford of Hurricane, William Clyde Alford of Kentucky; brothers, Basil Chaney of St. Albans, Randall Chaney of Culloden, Hasil Chaney of Flint, Mich.; sisters, Mrs. Opel Cooper of Culloden, Mrs. Sylvia Nutter of Huntington.

            Service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Paul Harbour officiating, Burial will be in Clymer Creek Cemetery, Hurricane.

            Friends may call today after noon at the funeral home.

 

Photo from Sink Family Tree, Ancestry.com (Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putham Co., WV)

Permission granted by the photographer, Jacqueline Sink Mygatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Cecil Alford; and her son Wondal Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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VIOLA THOMPSON ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 26 October 1954

 

WHITESVILLE (Special)—Mrs. Viola Alford, 81, of Whitesville, Boone county, died yesterday [Oct. 25] at her home after a long illness. She had been a seamstress for area residents for many years.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Whitesville First Baptist church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Dempsey and Mrs. Audrey Allen, both of Whitesville; a son, William, also of Whitesville; a sister, Mrs. Edna Miller of Charleston; three brothers, William Thompson of Colcord, and Van and Hilda, both of Dry Branch; and 12 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the First Baptist church.... Burial will follow in Adkins cemetery at Naoma under direction of the Armstrong mortuary....

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Mary Jane Alford Dempsey in this compilation.

            Viola was born 18 Sept 1873, the daughter of Lorenzo Thompson and Pauline Jarrell.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: James Samuel 1864 WV1, James 1825 VA2, James 1795 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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VIOLET ELIZABETH TAWNEY ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Thursday, 4 December 1947

 

            Alford, Mrs. Violet Elizabeth—37, of Smithers [Fayette Co.], died in a Montgomery hospital Wednesday [Dec. 3]. Service will be at 3 p. m. Friday at Carbondale Baptist Church.... Burial will be in the Montgomery Memorial Park at London [Kanawha Co.].

            Surviving are the husband, Jack Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Wanda Flint and Mrs. Lorraine Danbury, both of Kimberly; a son, Jack Jr., at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Tawney of Madison; five sisters, Miss Emma Fay Tawney of Madison; Miss Ruth of Charleston; Mrs. Marcellus Mullens and Miss Frances Tawney, Madison, and Mrs. Ruby Dent, South Charleston; three brothers, Dennis Tawney of Kimberly; Shelby of Charleston, and James Paul Tawney of Madison, and one grandchild....

 

AAFA NOTES: Violet was born 1 Dec 1910 and was the second wife of Jack Alford Sr.

            See the obituaries of her children Jack Alford Jr. and Lorraine Alford Danbery in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Wanda Virginia Alford Flint Tankersley in California Obituaries.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Jack 1906 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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VIRGINIA ALFORD BALLARD

 

SUNDAY REGISTER

Beckley, Raleigh Co., WV—Sunday, 8 June 1932

 

ALDERSON—Mrs. Virginia Alford Ballard, 39, of Alderson, died in Laird Memorial Hospital, Montgomery, Friday night following an illness of two weeks.

            A member of the Johnson Memorial Methodist church, she was born at Alderson the daughter of the late Olin B. and Nora Brown Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, Leonard M. Ballard; a sister Mrs. Mary Alford Bird, of Ronceverte.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday from the Johnson Memorial Church by the Rev. Forest P. Reynolds. Burial will follow in the Alderson Cemetery.

            The body will be removed to the home from the Lebban Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Sunday and to the church an hour prior to the service.

 

AAFA NOTES: Virginia was born 14 May 1913.

            See the obituaries of her father, Olin B. Alford; and her brother Clark Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Virginia’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines.

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

            See also AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            Her lineage: Virginia 1913 WV1, Olin B. 1877 WV2, Merican V. 1831 VA3, Joseph 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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VIRGINIA LEE ALFORD CURRY

 

THE HERALD-DISPATCH

Huntington, Cabell Co., WV—Sunday, 28 September 2003

 

            Virginia Alford Curry, 84, of Huntington, widow of Leland Curry, died Saturday [Sept 27] in Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center of Putnam. Funeral 11 a.m. Monday at Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane; burial in Ridgelawn Memorial Park, Huntington. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia E. Curry (SS# issued in OH) was born 17 Sept 1919, last residence Huntington, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Robert Alford and Clara Irene Moss Alford; and her brothers Joseph Cephas Alford, Leslie Ceber Alford, and William Cecil Alford in this compilation.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information. She is listed there as Virginia Lee Alford.

            Her lineage: Virginia Lee 1919 WV1, James Robert 1881 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WALTER CLYDE ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Wednesday, 29 December 1948

 

W.C. Alford, Retired Poca Merchant, Dies

 

            Walter Clyde Alford, 73, retired, who had been a merchant at Poca [Putnam Co.] for 38 years, died Monday night [Dec. 27] at his home.

            Mr. Alford was a 32d degree Mason and a Shriner and a member of Coal Valley lodge, A.F. & A.M. at Montgomery and Beni Kedem temple, Charleston.

            Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Annie Reubel [sic—Deubel] Alford.

            Service will be at 10:30 a. m. tomorrow at the Poca Baptist church ... and burial will be in Cunningham Memorial park.

            The body will be taken from the Bartlett mortuary, St. Albans, to the residence this morning and to the church one hour before services.

 

AAFA NOTES: Walter was b. 21 Sept 1875 in Lincoln Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Anna Deubel Alford; and his mother, Frances Elizabeth Hart Alford, in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Walter Clyde 1875 WV1, John D. 1846 WV2, William 1822 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WARREN V. ALFORD

 

POINT PLEASANT REGISTER

Point Pleasant, Mason Co., WV—Friday, 16 February 2007

 

            Warren V. Alford, 52, of Point Pleasant, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 at his home.

            He was a welder and pipefitter and a member of the Pipefitter and Welder Local Union No. 521 in Huntington.

            Born June 8, 1954 in Springfield, Ohio, he was a son to William E. and Vesta Mae Wood Alford of Point Pleasant.

            In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Warren “J.R.” and his wife, Cheryl Alford Jr. of Crossville, Tenn.; daughter and her companion, Jillian S. Alford and Jessie Saunder of Point Pleasant; grandchildren, Ellayne, Joshua and Aubrey of Crossville and Caleb, Andrew and Dawson of Point Pleasant; one brother and sister- in-law, Raymond E. and Stacha Alford of Jacksboro, Tenn.; and one niece and one nephew.

            Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant with John McDermitt speaking. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from noon to the time of the service Saturday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Warren A. Alford (SS# issued in WV).

 

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WILBERN LEE ALFORD

 

[He died in NC, but we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to WV.]

 

Photo from Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, St. Albans

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 17 May 2010

 

            Wilbern Lee "Shorty" Alford Sr., 80, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of St. Albans, W.Va., passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Wilmington, N.C.

            Born June 1, 1929, in St. Albans, Wilbern was a son of the late John and Oma Wheeler Alford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vada Louise Russell Alford.

            Wilbern retired from Union Carbide Corporation after 33 years of service and after retirement moved to Wilmington, N.C. He was a Baptist by faith.

            He is survived by his children, Karen (Thomas) Kapl, Dora Jones, Richie (Angie) Alford, and Wilbern Alford Jr.; grandchildren, Wayne Meadows, Channing Alford, Jeremie Jones, Christopher Jones, Kaytlen Noles, and Kevin Noles; great-grandchildren, Teaga Meadows, Triste Gralak and Christina Gralak; and sister, Ellen (David) Harrison.

            Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home, 409 Sixth Avenue, St. Albans, with the Rev. Juanita Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Park, Dunbar.

            Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

            Visit www.bartlettchapmanfuneralhome.com to share memories or to express condolences.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilbern L. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC.

            See the obituaries of his father, John Calvery Alford; his stepfather, Andy William Alford; and his half-siblings Ada Catherine Alford Ennis McCoy and Jasper William Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Vada Louise Russell Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            On the 1930 census in Curry, Putnam Co., WV, Omah Wheeler, age 20 single, is living with her father, Tom Wheeler 51, and her son Wilbur Wheeler, 11/12. No marriage record for Oma Wheeler and John Calvery Alford has been found.

            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: Wilbern Lee 1929 WV1, John Calvery 1905 WV2, Andrew Milton 1862 WV3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WILLIAM CECIL ALFORD

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 3 March 1968

 

            Alford, William Cecil—Service 2 p. m. Monday, Clymers Creek Church. Family cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, 65, of Hurricane, died Friday in a Huntington hospital. Employe of Gravely Tractor in Dunbar.

            Surviving: widow, Vada; sons, Clyde of Covington, Ky., James, Franklin and Lee, all of Hurricane; daughters, Mrs. Garnet Poe of California, Mrs. Mildred Chandler and Mrs. Evelyn Frazier, both of Hurricane; brothers, Herman, L.C., Cephas and Lonnie, all of Hurricane; sisters, Mrs. Vosta Willis, Mrs. Angie Sowards and Mrs. Virginia Curry, all of Huntington, Mrs. Martha Dunn of Akron, Ohio.

            Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

 

Photo from Sink Family Tree, Ancestry.com (Alford Cemetery, Hurricane, Putham Co., WV)

Permission granted by the photographer, Jacqueline Sink Mygatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 27 June 1902, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vada Hazel Chaney Alford; sons Franklin Delano Alford and Wondal Lee Alford; parents, James Robert Alford and Clara Irene Moss Alford; and siblings Virginia Lee Alford Curry, Joseph Cephas Alford, and Leslie Ceber Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: William Cecil 1902 WV1, James Robert 1881 WV2, Joseph A. 1840 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WILLIAM DOLAN ALFORD

 

SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Sunday, 13 January 1974

 

            William Dolan Alford, 64, of Hurricane, Putnam County, died Friday [Jan 11] at his home.

            He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving: wife, Edna Torman Alford, brothers, John of Miami, Charles of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Andy of Barberton, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Sallie Wood of St. Albans and Mrs. Mary Booth of Akron, Ohio.

            Service will be at 2 p.m. today in Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane, with the Rev. Ralph Chaney officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Meriah Cemetery near Hurricane.

 

 

Photos from Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Hurricane, Putnam Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Sandy Littlejohn Green

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 23 July 1909, last residence Hurricane, Putnam Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Bertha Edna Torman Alford; parents, Andrew Milton Alford and Malinda Ann Cochran Alford; brother John Calvery Alford; and his half-siblings Lula Garnett Alford Forbes Miller, Henry Sherman Alford, and Jack Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Andrew Jackson Alford in Ohio 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: William Dolan 1909 WV1, Andrew Milton 1862 WV2, Robert 1814 VA3, George 1763 Ireland4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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WILLIAM JACKSON ALFORD

 

[Although he died in FL, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to WV.]

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 19 April 1965

 

            Service will be held Wednesday for a former St. Albans resident, William J. Alford, 75, of Winter Park, Fla. He died Friday [April 16] at his home after a heart attack.

            .... Service at 2:30 p. m. in Tornado Methodist Church where Mr. Alford was a member. Burial will follow in Teays Hill Cemetery.

            He was a retired C. & O. Railway engineer, a World War I veteran, and a member of St. Albans Masonic Lodge.

            He is survived by his wife, Esther. The body is at Alley and Casdorph Funeral Home at St. Albans.

 

 

Photos from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422

 

AAFA NOTES: William Jackson Alford was the son of William Dawson “Doss” Alford and Cleopatra Wood.

            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: William Jackson 1889 WV1, William Dawson 1850 WV2, William 1822 VA3, James 1795 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WONDAL LEE ALFORD

 

DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 27 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

CULLODEN [Cabell Co.]—W. Lee Alford, 56, of Culloden died Saturday, April 25, 1998, in University Hospital of Cleveland after a long illness.

            He was a member of the Bradrick (Ohio) Freedom Independent Baptist Church, a retired maintenance supervisor for Standard Foods, Hurricane and a lifelong resident of Hurricane.

            Surviving: wife, Mildred Jane Frasher Alford; daughter, Vickie Jane Norris of Hurricane; son, Christopher Lee of Culloden; sister, Evelyn Arnold of North Carolina; brother, James C. of Culloden; grandson, Adam Norris of Hurricane.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman Funeral Home, Teays Valley.... Burial will be in the Alford family cemetery, Hurricane....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wondal L. Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 10 Feb 1942, last residence Culloden, Cabell Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his parents, William Cecil Alford and Vada Hazel Chaney Alford; and his brother Franklin Delano Alford in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Wondal Lee 1942 WV1, William Cecil 1902 WV2, James Robert 1881 WV3, Joseph A. 1840 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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WOODROW WILSON ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, WV—5 June 1986

 

GARRETTS BEND, WV—Woodrow Wilson Alford, 72, of Garretts Bend, Lincoln County, died June 3, 1986, in Riverside Nursing Home, St. Albans, after a long illness. He was a retired construction worker and a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving: wife, Mary; daughter, Mrs. Arlene Vickers of Ruth; sons, Chester, Clifford and Jerry, all of Garretts Bend; brothers, Bruce of Hamlin, Fred of Garretts Bend, Tom of Scott Depot; sisters, Mrs. Virlie Cross of Parkersburg, Mrs. Amy Thomas of Nitro, Reva Alford of Garretts Bend; nine grandchildren.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Friday in Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek, with the Rev. C.A. Rogers and the Rev. Winford Curry officiating. Burial will be in Samson Cemetery, Garretts Bend. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Woodrow Alford (SS# issued in WV) was born 16 Feb 1914, last residence Sod, Lincoln Co., WV.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Virginia Johnson Alford; his parents, Jonas Vernon Alford and Geneva Cynthia Coon Alford; and his siblings Amy Marie Alford Thomas, Reva Gay Alford, Tom Alford, and Ruby Dell Alford Powell in this compilation.

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

            His lineage: Woodrow Wilson 1914 WV1, Jonas Vernon 1880 WV2, James Bird 1855 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ZORA ALICE DRAPER ALFORD

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 28 June 1937

 

            Mrs. Zora Alice Alford, 63, died at her home on Smith creek Sunday [June 27] following a long Illness.

            She is survived by her husband, C.J. Alford; four sons, Elwin and Herbert of St. Albans, Roy of Parksburg, Pa., and Romeo of Spring Hill; four daughters, Mrs. H.E. Massey of Farrell, Miss Silvia Alford and Miss Mamie Alford at home and Mrs. J.C. Childress of Ruth; her mother, Mrs. J.M. Draper of Los Angeles, Calif., three brothers and three sisters in California, and one sister; Mrs. Lucy Lee of College Hill, St. Albans.

            The body is at the Bartlett funeral home and will be removed to the home tonight at 7 o’clock....

 

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DAILY MAIL

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 28 June 1937

 

            Mrs. Zora Alice Alford, 63-year-old resident of Smith creek, died Sunday at her home after a long illness. She was a lifelong resident of Smith creek.

            The body will be removed from the Bartlett mortuary at St. Albans Monday night at 7 o’clock to the home. Final rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home. Rev. Willia Hall, of Spring Hill, will officiate and interment will be in Teays Hill cemetery.

            Surviving are her husband, C.J. Alford, four sons, Elwin and Herbert Alford, of St. Albans, Roy Alford, of Parksburg, Pa., and Romea Alford, of Spring Hill; four daughters, Mrs. H.E. Massey, Mrs. J.C. Childress, Miss Sylvia and Mamie Alford, at home; her mother, Mrs. J.M. Draper, of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers and three sisters in California, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Lee, of St. Albans.

 

Photo from Teays Hill Cemetery, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Columbus Jackson Alford; and her children Bessie Josephine Alford Massey, Elvin Samuel Alford, Herbert Cecil Alford, Mamie E. Alford, Romea Columbus Alford, Roy Washington Alford, and Sylvia Elva Alford in this compilation.