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Charles Job Alford




AAFA #0097

1922 GA – 1998 GA




Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—3 July 1998


            Mr. Charles J. Alford, Jr., age 76, of Buford [Gwinnett Co.], GA, died July 2, 1998. Mr. Alford was a retired prominent attorney from Tucker [DeKalb], GA.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor Lynn Alford in 1993.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Bender Alford of Buford; sons, and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. (Beverly) Alford III, Mr. and Mrs. Jon L. (Roz) Alford, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. (Lynn) Alford, all of Buford, GA; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Virginia Bipps of Newnan, GA; brother, Mr. and Mrs. William Carlton (Latrelle) Alford of Ft. Valley, GA; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

            Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 5, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church, Tucker, GA, with remains placed in state at 1 p.m. with ... interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Ft. Valley [Peach Co.], GA at 5 p.m.... Arrangements by Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford, GA. 770-932-1133


In another article:



Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA—3 July 1998



By Sarah Zimmerman, Staff Writer


            When Charles J. Tucker, 76, moved to Tucker in the early 1950’s, friends joked that they needed a map and a compass to find the town.

            Mr. Alford helped change that. “He organized so many things and worked to develop Tucker as a community,” said his son, Walter Alford of Buford. “He kind of put Tucker on the map.”

            Mr. Alford died Thursday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at Wesley Woods Geriatric Center....

            Mr. Alford was founder and first president of Tucker Federal Bank, formerly Tucker Federal Savings and Loan. He also was a founder of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Tucker, past president of the Tucker Community Association and Tucker Kiwanis Club. He served on the DeKalb County Planning Commission and was a member of the DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce.

            Mr. Alford was born in Floyd County and served as an artillery officer in World War II before attending law school at Emory University.

            “He was admitted to Harvard Law School but couldn’t afford to go,” said his son, also an attorney. “He was just a country lawyer who valued hard work and common sense.”

            Mr. Alford specialized in real estate and commercial law and didn’t retire until 1995. Until his late 60’s, he worked at least five days a week, his son said.

            In 1986, he moved to Buford, where he was a member of Buford United Methodist Church....



Photos from Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Peach Co., GA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Shirah Hudson


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles J. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 12 Apr 1922, last residence Tucker, DeKalb Co., GA.

            We included the obituaries of his first wife, Eleanor Lucille Petry Alford; and siblings Laura Virginia Alford Bips and William Carlton Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Henry Alford.

            His lineage: Charles Job 1922 GA1, Charles Job 1888 GA2, William Floyd 1837 GA3, William Henry 1811 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.