BRYANT JOHN ALFORD
1908 TX – 2004 TX
Athens, Henderson Co., TX—Wednesday, 24 March 2004
Graveside services for Bryant J. Alford of
Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Cathedral in the
Pines Cemetery in Tyler. Local arrangements are under the direction of
Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Home of Tyler.
Mr. Alford was born November 18, 1908, to the
late Robert H. and Helen H. Alford in Texarkana, and was the youngest of seven
In 1926, he went to work for Texas and Pacific
Railroad. He also worked for the Cotton Belt and Southern Pacific Railroads for
over 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith
Marie Garrett Alford, after 49 years of marriage. They were longtime members of
First Baptist Church of Tyler.
Survivors include his son, Bobby R. Alford, M.D.
of Houston; daughter, Pat Alford Scott, of Murchison; six grandchildren, Brad,
Raye Lynn and Scott Alford of Houston, Debbie Lane of Dallas, Pam Shown of San
Antonio, and Holly Roland of Murchison; and eight great-grandchildren, Brice
Alford, Savannah and Linleigh Alford of Houston, Jordan and Taylor Lane of
Dallas, Will and Cody Shown of San Antonio and Sydney Roland of Murchison.
Honorary pallbearers will be W.C. Hogenson,
Harold Lauchlin, J.E. Brown, Marshall Hamil and Richard Burton.
from Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographers, James & Cheryl Graham [add to his Issue 83 IR
from photographers: “The Alford crypt”
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth date of Bryant J. Alford (SS# issued through the
Railroad Board) and say he died 21 March 2004.
We included the obituaries of his first wife, Edith
Marie Garrett Alford; and his sister Mollie Alford Baskerville in Texas
Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837–1957
(Ancestry.com): B.J. Alford, age 21 of Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX, married Edith
Garrett, age 20 of Hot Spring, Garland Co., AR, on 15 Sept 1929 in Miller Co.,
TX Marriages: Bryant J. Alford, age 73, married
Mary L. Pike, age 61, on 5 Dec 1981 in Cherokee Co.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.
His lineage: Bryant John 1908 TX1,
Robert Henry C. 1858 AR2, John H. 1818 GA3, Haywood 1780