MARTIN GEORGE ALFORD

AAFA #0147

1922 WY – 2004 KS

 

 

ABILENE REFLECTOR-CHRONICLE

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.

            He married 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.

            Survivors include 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.

            Funeral services 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.

            Memorial 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 home.

 

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SALINA JOURNAL

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 grandson.

            Survivors include 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….

 

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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.

            U.S. 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.

            From 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.”

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

            His 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.