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Gwendolyn Thomas Alford



Wife of Herman Woodrow Alford, AAFA #0068

1914 AL – 1996 MS



Source unknown

_____, MS—_____ April 1996


PHILADELPHIA [Neshoba Co.]—Services for Gwendolyn Poole Alford will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church.... Burial will be in Cedarlawn Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, 81, of Philadelphia, died Sunday, April 7, 1996, at her home. She was a native of Marion, Ala., where she graduated from Perry County High School, then attended Judson College and graduated from the University of Alabama. She taught public school in Rosedale and Jackson before moving to Philadelphia where she taught for numerous years before retiring. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia where she taught Sunday School for numerous years. She was the Women’s Missionary Union Director for numerous years and a charter member of the Neshoba County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member and past president of the Philadelphia Women’s Club.

            Survivors include two sons, Patrick T. Alford of Gautier and Herman W. Alford Jr. of Philadelphia; a daughter, Janne Thomas of Philadelphia; a sister, Lila Thomas Johnson of Birmingham, Ala.; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Alford Sr....

Photo from Cedarlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Neshoba Co., MS—

Permission granted by the photographer, LWB


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gwendolyn T. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 14 Aug 1914.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Herman Woodrow Alford; and her daughter Janne Alford Thomas in Mississippi Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Gwendolyn Poole Thomas was born 14 Aug 1915, daughter of George W. Thomas and Martha Miree.

            Wedding announcement:



Marion, Perry Co., AL—Thursday, 30 July 1942