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Florence Inez Alford Surovik



AAFA #0107

1893 TX – 1993 TX


From AAFA files


From The Burleson County Citizen, 11 January 1968




Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—_____ August 1993

Published in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1994


CALDWELL [Burleson Co.]—Funeral services for Inez Alford Surovik, 100, of Caldwell will be 10 a.m. today at Strickland Funeral Home.

            The Rev. William Jenkins of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery…. Mrs. Surovik died at home Thursday evening [August 19].

            She was born in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High School. Mrs. Surovik attended North Texas State Normal College of Denton and taught in several area schools, including Second Creek, Deanville, Cooks Point, San Antonio Prairie and Caldwell.

            At the time of her death, she was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Surovik was very active in the church, teaching study courses and serving as a Sunday school teacher and as sponsor for the Church Asberry girls, who began the fund for the church organ that is still used today. As a member of the Methodist women’s organization, she helped cook for the local Rotary Club for 29 years. She was also a member of the Bluebonnet Club.

            Family members said she’ll be remembered as a great cook who loved gardening, flowers and roses.

            Mrs. Surovik was preceded in death by her parents, Halcut and Mary Jane Alford; her husband, W.L. Surovik Sr., in 1968; four brothers, D.L. Alford Sr., Robert A. Alford, Richard Erwin Alford and Phillip Alford; and four sisters, Elizabeth Alford, Cadie Alford, Nellie Alford and Mary Scott Alford.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William L. Jr. and Sara Surovik of Caldwell; a grandson, Richard J. Surovik of Caldwell; a granddaughter and her spouse, Jayne and Emmit Wolz of Caldwell; a great-granddaughter, Julie Wolz of Caldwell; five nieces; six nephews; and many other relatives….




Photos from Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX—

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn [flagmemorial]


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Surovik (SS# issued in TX) was born 12 May 1893 and died 19 Aug 1993, last residence Caldwell, Burleson Co., TX.

            We included the obituaries of her parents Halcut Alford and Mary Jane Scott Alford; and siblings Daniel Lee Alford Sr., Lizzie Evans Alford, Philip Bruce Alford, and Richard Erwin Alford in Texas Obituarie.

            Inez did not use her first name, Florence.

            Her lineage: Florence Inez 1893 TX1, Halcut 1854 TX2, Richard Erwin 1818 GA3, Halcut 1789 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.


            Her husband died before AAFA was established. His obituary follows:





Caldwell, TX—_____ November 1968

Published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997


            William Louis Surovik, Sr. of 304 N. Hill Street, Caldwell, passed away in Scott and White Hospital, Temple at 6:35 Sunday morning, November 17. He became ill the preceding Friday night while attending the Caldwell-Elgin football game and was taken to Goodnight Memorial Hospital from which he was transferred to the hospital in Temple.

            Mr. Surovik was the oldest son of Joseph J. and Theresa Trcalek Surovik and was born on the family farm near Caldwell on September 7, 1891. On December 23, 1917, he was united in marriage to Miss Inez Alford by the Reverend A. S. Whitehurst in Caldwell.

            He is survived by his wife; one son, W.L. Surovik, Jr.; two grandchildren, Richard and Jayne Surovik, all of Caldwell; three brothers, Joe S. and F.A. Surovik of Caldwell and John Henry Surovik of Mount Pleasant, Texas and five nieces and three nephews.

            Funeral services were held in Phillips-Luckey Funeral Chapel, Caldwell on Monday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m., with the Reverend James Killen, pastor of the first United Methodist Church, officiating. Mrs. D.L. Alford, Jr. was at the organ and at the request of the family played one of Mr. Surovik’s favorite hymns, “How Great Thou Art.” Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell.

            Mr. Surovik had made his home in Caldwell since he was a young man. At the time of his death, he and Mrs. Surovik were managing the family ranch. He had always enjoyed the outdoors and was happiest when he was out on the farm working with their cattle and supervising the care of the land. Mr. Surovik became a member of the First Methodist Church in Caldwell after his marriage to Miss Inez, was always an active and faithful member, and was an honorary steward when he passed away. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal and constant friend.

            Pallbearers were M.J. Broadus, Wilson W. Chaloupka, K. B. Clark, Joe Dusek, Bartlett Jones, D.F. McHenry, Johnny Stefka and L.H. Stokes. The Stewards of the First United Methodist Church served as honorary pallbearers.