THEODORE “PETE” ALFORD
1925 MS – 2009 MS
Photo from Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland, MS
Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Sunday, 22 March 2009
Theodore Pete Alford, 83, of Gunnison died
Friday, March 20, 2009, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March
23, 2009, at the United Gunnison Methodist Church with Rev. Hugh
Holder-Cummings officiating. Burial will follow in New Cleveland Cemetery under
the direction of Ray Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at
Ray Funeral Home and again from 1-2 p.m. Monday at the church.
Mr. Alford was born on December 28, 1925 in
Cleveland to Mr. and Mrs. Zack A. Alford. He graduated from Merigold High
School. Mr. Alford enlisted in the navy in 1944 and was a World War II veteran.
He trained at Camp Perry, Virginia, and was stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
He reached the rank of Yeoman 2nd Class before his discharge on April l, 1946.
He was a Mason and a member of the Gunnison United Methodist Church. Mr. Alford
was a pulpwood and timber contractor with U.S. Gypsum Company for 30 years and
was engaged in the auto parts business in Rosedale and Cleveland before his
He is preceded in death by his grandson, Matthew
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ann Alston
Alford; a daughter, Cynthia Alford Baker and her husband, Stanley of Rogers,
Arkansas; two sons, Theodore (Ted) Alford, Jr. and William Davidson (Dave)
Alford of Donaldson Point Hunting Club, Gunnison; three grandchildren, Shelley
Baker, Davis Alford, and Anna Vause Alford; and one sister, Mrs. Virginia Hort
of Sierra Vista, Arizona….
from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon
AAFA NOTES: We
included the obituaries of his father, ZAck A. Alford; and his siblings Hattie
Mae Alford Gregory, James Lydell Alford, and Jennie Lynn Alford Ouzts in this
On his 1944 WWII Draft Registration Card
(Ancestry), his name is listed as “Theodore (none) Alford” and he signed “Theodore
Alford.” Apparently Pete was a nickname.
His lineage: Theodore 1925 MS1, Zack A.
1882 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John 1801 GA4.