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AAFA #0040

1917 MS – 1993 MS


Photo from her Find A Grave memorial



McComb, Pike Co., MS—Tuesday, 12 January 1993


GREENVILLE [Washington Co.]—Elizabeth Alford Williams, 75, of Greenville, died Jan. 10, 1993, after a lengthy illness.

            Visitation will be from 6-8 tonight at Mortimer Funeral Home of Greenville. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel.... Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Williams was born Dec. 26, 1917, in Inverness [Sunflower Co.]. She was the daughter of the late Dr. Julius Whitford Alford and Ivy Belle Edington Terry Alford.

            She was a retired registered nurse and nursing instructor at Mississippi Delta Community College. She had been a resident of Greenville for over 70 years, having been educated in the Greenville Public schools and at Mississippi Delta Community College.

            She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Anglican Province of Christ the King.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Murray Littleton Williams, a native of McComb.

            She is survived by one son, Murray L. Williams Jr. of New Orleans; one grandson, Murray L. Williams III of Natchez; one sister, Pearl Nix Alford Albritton of Hazlehurst; and several nieces and nephews.



Photos from Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, Washington Co., MS—

Permission granted by the photographer, Marla Muirbrook


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Elizabeth A. Williams (SS# issued in MS), but her birth date is listed as 25 December 1917, the date that she provided AAFA and that is on her gravestone.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Ivy Belle Edington Terry Alford; and half-sister Pearl Nix “Nixie” Alford Allbritton in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Elizabeth said her full name is Nancy Elizabeth Alford, but apparently she never used Nancy. Nancy Elizabeth Erwin was the name of her mother’s mother.

            She was the daughter of Julius Whitford Alford and his second wife, Ivy Belle Edington Terry Alford.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth 1917 MS1, Julius Whitford 1868 MS2, James Thomas 1840 MS3, Julius Caesar 1808 NC4, James 1764 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.