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Wanda Alford Hadley




AAFA #0007

1932 AL – 2007 AL




Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—Sunday, 1 April 2007


            Graveside service for Betty R. Dietz, 75, of Decatur will be Monday, April 2, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Shelton Funeral Home directing….

            Mrs. Dietz, who died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Parkway Medical Center, was born March 27, 1932, in Morgan County.

            Survivors include her husband, James H. Dietz; two sons, John (Mark) Dietz and James (Anthony) Dietz; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Photo from Roselawn Gardens of Memory, Decatur, Morgan Co., AL—

Permission granted by the photographer, FHTerry


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty R. Dietz (SS# issued in AL), last residence Decatur, Morgan Co., AL.

            We included the obituaries of her paternal grandparents, Alton Calvin “Jobe” Alford and Mary Emma Drake Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Betty Ruth Alford Dietz was born 27 March 1932 in Morgan Co., AL, daughter of Leldon F. Alford and Ola M. Harp.

            From AL Marriages: Leldon Felix Alford, age 22 born 21 Feb 1906, married Ola Mae Harp, age 19 born 3 Jan 1909, on 13 Oct 1928 in Morgan Co., AL. The affiant was Miss Sallie Louise Alford, age 24 of Hartselle [Leldon’s sister]. The Marriage License is crossed out—it appears to say “License _____ Declined”:



            From AL Marriages: Leldon F. Alford, born 21 Feb 1912 in Morgan Co., married Ola Alford, born 3 Dec 1911 in Morgan Co., on 17 Oct 1947 in Birmingham. They were both divorced and had 2 previous marriages. Their divorces are both listed on 19 June 1947 in Decatur (possibly divorced from each other?).

            No other marriages for Leldon have been found.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Pleasant N. Alford and Lavina Sandlin.

            Her lineage: Betty Ruth 1932 AL1, Leldon Felix 1912 AL2, Alton Calvin 1869 AL3, Ezekiel C. 1841 AL4, Pleasant N. 1818 AL5.