MARTIN GEORGE ALFORD
1922 WY – 2004 KS
Abilene, Dickinson Co.,
KS—Thursday, 26 February 2004
Martin G. Alford,
81, Abilene, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.
He was born April
4, 1922, in Casper, Wyo., the son of George Towne and Betty Lou (Vaughn)
Alford. He attended the local schools and graduated from high school. He also
graduated from Brown Mackie Business College, Salina. He was a veteran of World
War II, serving in the United States Army.
Delores Lee Kerr on Dec. 19, 1940, in Belleville. He had lived in Baxter
Springs, Kan., Oklahoma City, Okla., Concordia, Junction City and Lyons, prior
to making his home in Abilene.
two daughters, Judith Renea Life of Rogers, Ark. and Barbara Ann Rairden of
Abilene; one brother, Leroy Alford of Independence, Mo.; three sisters, Lucille
Hohler and Wanda Gumfory, both of Wichita, and Dorothy Easley of New Boston,
Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at the First Christian Church,
Abilene, with the Rev. Earl Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Abilene
Cemetery, with military graveside honors.
Friends may call
at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, until time of the service.
contributions may be made to the VFW Post or the American Legion Post, both of
Abilene, or the charity of the donor's choice and may be left at the funeral
Salina, Saline Co., KS—Thursday,
25 February 2004
ABILENE—Martin G. Alford, 81,
Abilene, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.
Mr. Alford was
born April 4, 1922, at Casper, Wyo. He was self-employed, owning a new- and
used-car dealership, an H&R Block franchise, and Alford's Trailer Court.
He was preceded
in death by his wife, Delores, in 2003; a son, Gary Lee, in 1992; and a
two daughters, Judith R. Life of Rogers, Ark., and Barbara Ann Rairden of
Abilene; a brother, Leroy of Independence, Mo.; three sisters, Lucille Hohler
and Wanda Gumfory, both of Wichita, and Dorothy Easley of New Boston, Texas;
eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will
be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Abilene. Burial with military
graveside honors will be in Abilene Cemetery….
Photos from Abilene Cemetery,
Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Jerry Hocker
AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of
Martin G. Alford (SS# issued in KS).
We included the
obituaries of his wife, Delores Lee Kerr Alford; and parents, George Towns Alford
and Betty Lou Vaughn Alford; and his sisters Evelyn Lucille Alford Hohler and
Wanda Lee Alford James Gumfory in Kansas Obituaries; and the obituary of his
brother LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.
World War II Army Enlistment Records [online at Ancestry.com] show that he
enlisted in the Army from Dickinson Co., KS, on 2 Aug 1944. He was married at
the time and had 1 year of high school.
Find A Grave contributor Jerry Hocker: “Delores Alford nee Kerr was the sister
of my late Mother, Lois Hocker nee Kerr and I have many amazing memories of
Martin and Delores. He sold me my first car and was instrumental in encouraging
me to attend law school.”
information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Clinton Alford.
lineage: Martin George 1922 WY1, George Towns 1888 MS2, George
Towns 1848 GA3, George Washington 1825 GA4, Clinton 1798
NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 NC7, James 1687
VA8, John 1645 VA9.