OMER SHERMER ALFORD

AAFA #0086 (Wife of John Inzer Alford)

1902–2005

 

 

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT

Tallahassee, Leon Co., FL—Wednesday, 24 August 2005

 

ATLANTA [GA]—Omer Alford, 103, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring St. N.W., Atlanta (404-876-1022), with burial at Westview Cemetery....

            Mrs. Alford was born in Clay County, N.C., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Shermer. She joined and was baptized into the fellowship of Baptist Tabernacle of Atlanta in 1926 and attended public schools in Atlanta. She served the Georgia and Southern Baptist Conventions faithfully and effectively as president of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association. She was president of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Georgia Baptist Convention; president of the Woman's Missionary Union Board of the Southern Baptist Convention; vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention; a member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention and the Administration Committee of the Executive Committee, the Public Affairs Committee, the Resolutions Committee and the Nominations Committee; a member of the Georgia Temperance League; a member of the Committee to Study Southern Baptist Convention Program; and the Southern Baptist Con-vention's Committee on Committees, Committee on Boards and the Foreign Mission Board. In her church, Mrs. Alford served as an adult Sunday school teacher and as an officer in the Woman's Missionary Union....

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a son, Denny Shermer Alford; six grandchildren, including John Alford, Catherine Mann, Phoebe Alford and Jeff Alford, all of Tallahassee; 16 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Lorena Alford of Tallahassee.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John Inzer Alford, and a son, John I. Alford Jr.

 

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THE JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—23 August 2005

 

            Mrs. Omer Alford, 103, of Atlanta, died August 20, 2005. Mrs. Alford was born in Clay County, NC the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Shermer. She joined and was baptized into the fellowship of Baptist Tabernacle of Atlanta in 1926 and attended public schools in Atlanta. She served the Georgia and Southern Baptist Conventions faithfully and effectively as President of the Woman's Missionary Union (WMU) of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association; President of the Woman's Missionary Union of the Georgia Baptist Convention, member of the Woman's Missionary Union Board of the SBC, Vice President of the Georgia Baptist Convention, member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention and a member of the Administration Committee of the Executive Committee, the Public Affairs Committee, the Resolutions Committee, and the Nominations Committee; the Georgia Temperance League; member of the Committee to Study Southern Baptist Convention Program; the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees, Committtee on Boards, and the Foreign Mission Board. In her church, Mrs. Alford served as an adult Sunday School teacher and as an officer in the Woman's Missionary Union. Always an avid supporter of missions and missionary efforts, Mrs. Alford was an inspiring example of Christs message to "Go ye therefore..."

            Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her husband, John Inzer Alford, and a son, John I. Alford, Jr.

            She is survived by her son, Denny Shermer Alford, 6 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel. Interment will follow at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Georgia Baptist Women's Missionary Union, 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, GA 30341 in memory of Mrs. Alford. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill Chapel, 1020 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 876-1022.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Omer S. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 10 June 1902, last residence Atlanta, DeKalb Co., GA.

            We included the obituaries of her son John Inzer Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries; and son Denny Shermer Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Omer was the active AAFA member—her husband died in January 1984, before AAFA was founded.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Inzer 1899 GA1, James Alvin 1852 GA2, Joseph about 1822 NC3, Lodwick 1802 NC4, Drewry Cade 1767 NC5.