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Julius Mosby Alford



AAFA #0013

1925 MS – 1995 MS





Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Tuesday, 26 December 1995


       Pooley Alford, 70, owner of Alford Realty, died of a heart attack Saturday [December 23] at home. Services are 11:30 a.m. today at J.J. White Presbyterian Church with burial Hollywood Cemetery. Hartman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

       Mr. Alford, a World War II Navy veteran, was a member of Southwest Mississippi Board of Realtors and the state and national boards of Realtors. He was a member of the McComb-Pike County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development District. He was a member of J.J. White Presbyterian Church.

       Survivors include: brothers, J.E. Alford of Metairie, La., Louis Alford of McComb and Warren Alford of Pass Christian.


Photo from Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike Co., MS—

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Ray


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 20 Nov 1925.

            We included the obituaries of his brothers James Louis Alford and John Warren Alford (AAFA #0194), and his half-sister, Ella Quin Alford Mixon, in Mississippi Obituaries; and the obituary of his brother Jacob Egloff Alford (AAFA #0016) in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Gil Alford wrote the following note:


      Anyone who has ever attended an AAFA meeting will remember Pooley, as he has never missed a meeting. He was one of the founders and one of the original three directors on the board of directors. He was the first AAFA Treasurer.

      Pooley was a close friend and probably the only member about whom I can say I’ve been in his house and he has been in mine. We’ve been out to dinner with him in Mississippi and he has been out to dinner with us in Missouri. As best I can tell there is no one with whom I had been working with longer on our Alford family history effort.

      We had talked on the phone just last week and he was actively involved with two AAFA projects. One was to acquire and present a plaque in behalf of the AAFA to Mr. Claude Alford [AAFA #0017] who will celebrate his 98th birthday next month. In the other case he was going to employ, at his expense, a researcher in Indiana to see if he could learn anything about the whereabouts of information collected by a Dr. C.L. Alford from Alfords all over the country in the 1800s. His collection at one time was reported to be over 400 pages.

      I’ll miss Pooley.


            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Julius Mosby 1925 MS1, Jacob Elias 1880 MS2, James Thomas 1840 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.