1909 GA – 2001 GA
1995, Pinson Memorial United Methodist Church in Sylvester, GA
by her brother Lodwick Alford
Lowndes Co., GA—Friday, 5 October 2001
Alford Parramore, 92, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, in Valdosta after a lengthy
on April 30, 1909, in the Parkersville community of Worth County, the daughter
of William Leorus Heyward Alford and Lucy Melvina Overby, she had resided in
Valdosta for 36 years. She was a charter member of St. Barnabas Episcopal
Church, a member of the DAC and the DAR. She was Director of Nursing with the
State of Georgia Department of Public Health in Valdosta before retiring in
1971. Mrs. Parramore served as a public health nurse in Cochran and Columbus
with a total of 35 years of service with the State Department of Public Health.
She received her public education in Worth and Greene Counties, her registered
nursing degree from the Macon Hospital School of Nursing and her Bachelor of
Science degree in public health nursing from George Peabody College in
Nashville, Tenn. While in Valdosta, she established the First Home Health Care
Agency in the State of Georgia.
are her stepdaughter; Joanne P. Sykes, Pensacola, Fla; foster children, Sarah
Overby Allison, San Bernardino, Calif., Eula Alford Overby and Knox Overby,
Jacksonville, Fla., and Sam H. Overby, Chester; sister, Louise Alford Elkin
[AAFA #0177], Sun City Center, Fla; brother, Capt. Lodwick H. Alford, USN,
retired [AAFA #0011], Sea Island; nephew, Richard S. Sumner and wife Delores of
was preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Parramore, 10 brothers and
services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in
Valdosta. Burial will be held at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens…. Carson
McLane Funeral Home.
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records confirm the birth and death dates of Beatrice A. Parramore (SS# issued
in GA), last residence Valdosta,
Lowndes Co., GA.
We included the obituary of her brothers Walter
Hoyle Alford, AAFA #0555, and Marvin Floyd Alford in Florida Obituaries; and of
her sister-in-law Flora Bell King Alford, AAFA #0517, in Georgia Obituaries;
Beatrice consistently used her middle name, but
she is Sarah B., age 1, on the 1910 census in Worth Co., GA. She was the
daughter of William Leorus “Orus” Haywood Alford and his second wife, Lucy
Melvina Overby. Many of the deceased siblings mentioned in the obituary were
For more information on this family, see AAFA’s
published genealogy, Known
Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).
Her lineage: Sarah Beatrice Alford 1909 GA1,
William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3,
Green about 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.