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William Joseph Alford III




AAFA #0144

1946 VA – 2014 VA



Photo from obituary




Newport News, VA—13 February 2014


YORKTOWN—William Joseph Alford, III, 67, passed away from this life on January 31, 2014.

            The first born of Jeanne H. and William J. Alford, Jr., he spent his youth in Hampton. He graduated from Hampton High School in 1964, then he attended Virginia Tech for a period of time before proudly serving in the US Marines Corp. After residing in California, he returned to Tidewater in 2001 where he became a resident of Yorktown. During the last several years of retirement, Joe was quite active with his dog Rhett and the Therapy Dogs program. He devoted much of his time to different schools and nursing homes.

            Joe is survived by his daughter, Mary Jeanne Ball and her husband Douglas; grandchildren, Jessica and Benjamin; sister, Bonnie Alford-Restaino and her husband Jerry; brothers, Thomas J. Alford and his wife Donna and Stephen M. Alford; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friends Helen and Johnnie Noles and Joe Baslione.

            A Memorial service will be conducted 2:00 PM Saturday at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions in Hampton by Rev. David T. Hampton.

            The family wishes in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association , PO Box 11454, Alexander, VA 22312. Arrangements are by Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Dr. in Hampton, 757-825-8070.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 21 Aug 1946, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, William Joseph “Joe” Alford Jr. (AAFA #0044) and Jeanne Sabina Higgins Alford in Virginia Obituaries; and of his sister-in-law Cheri Landsberger Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            His lineage: William Joseph 1946 VA1, William Joseph 1923 VA2, William Joseph 1886 NC3, Alonzo Alfred 1860 NC4, Jesse 1836 NC5, Edmund 1814 NC6, Jesse bef 1765 NC7.