AAFA #0198

1920 TX – 2000 TX




Houston, Harris Co., TX—Sunday, 19 November 2000


            Willie M. Alford, of Austonio, passed away November 18, 2000. He was born February 24, 1920, retired from Hughes Tool Company of Houston after 43 years of employment. He served in the Army Signal Corp from 1942 to 1946, after the Normandy Invasion he was stationed in the Philippines.

            Survived by his wife of 54 years, Addie Lois Alford; son, Bill Alford and family of Nacogdoches; daughters, Denise Alford Waymer and family of New Braunfels and Janene Alford Lewellen and family of Austin; brother, Dorman Alford of Austonio.

            Funeral services will be Monday November 20, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. in the Austonio Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Creek Cemetery. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home 700 East Houston Avenue Crockett, TX 75835.


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Crockett, Houston Co., TX—3 December 2000


            Mr. Willie Malcolm “Bill” Alford departed from this earth he loved so much on Saturday, Nov. 18 at Heart Hospital of Austin. He was born Feb. 24, 1920 in Austonio. He graduated from Austonio High School, where he was an honor student and captain of the district winning basketball team. He chose to turn down a scholarship in order to go serve his country.

            He served in the Army Signal Corp, where he advanced to the rank of first Lt. His military duty was served in Europe, where he went ashore at Normandy Beachhead in June, 1944. When his duty was finished in Europe in 1945, his orders put him aboard a ship expecting to return to the states, but instead he traveled through the straight of Gilbraltar and Panama Canal where he served in the Philippine Islands until January 1946.

            Bill was employed by and retired from Hughes Tool Company for 43 years. He was a former member of C.A. Fortner Blue Lodge of Channelview and a Chapter, and Council York Rites of Baytown, San Jacinto Country Club of Channelview, and Oak Ridge Country Club of Madisonville. He was a member of Austonio Baptist Church. He enjoyed life to the fullest and some of his best friends were children of all ages. His favorite past times were golfing, gardening, fishing, and astronomy.

            He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Addie Lois Allee Alford of Austonio, son, William M. “Bill” Alford and wife Dr. Betty of Nacogdoches, daughters, Denise Waymer and husband, John of New Braunsfel, and Janene Lewellen and husband, Logan of Austin, grandchildren, Windy and Gerald Bierbaum of Houston, Cristy Waymer of New Braunsfel, Wesley and Virginia Waymer of College Station, Brent Harrison of Nacogdoches, Lindsey Waymer of New Braunsfel, Emily Ann and Carmen Lewellen of Austin, great-grandsons, Worth, Atticus, and Baxter Bierbaum of Houston. He is also survived by a brother, Dorman Alford of Houston, as well as a very large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and a host of friends.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Alford and Emily Ann Stewart, also a caring stepfather, T.P. Stewart. Two brothers, Charles and Harold.

            The eulogy was delivered by a niece, Cindy Allee Woolie and grandson, Wesley Waymer.

            The local VFW and American Legion was in charge of military honors.

            Pallbearers were Wendell Alford, Bud Alford, Ken Alford, Jimmy Allee, Eddie Allee, Kenny Allee, Brent Harrison, and Wesley Waymer. Honorary pallbearers were, Dorman Alford, Ned Stephens, Larry Foster, J.C. Allee Sr., Pete Allee, Tommy Allee, Cecil Allee, and Kenneth Allee.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alford were held in the Austonio Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. with Bro. Frank Oswald officiating. Interment followed in Creek Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Austonio Baptist Church.

            Callaway-Allee Funeral Home


Photo from Creek Cemetery, Lovelady, Houston Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Griffith


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Willie M. Alford (SS# issued in TX).

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Addie Lois Allee Alford; and his brothers Charles M. Alford, Harold Alford (AAFA #0169), and Dorman Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Detailed information on William’s Alford ancestry was included with the “In Remembrance” article in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003.

            He was known as W.M. as well as Bill. Bill and Lois were charter members of AAFA and attended AAFA’s 1999 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

            His lineage: William Malcolm 1920 TX1, William Owen 1886 TX2, Charles Montgomery 1860 MS3, Francis A. 1829 MS4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.