Son of Roy L. Alford AAFA #0208







Houston, Harris Co., TX—Wednesday, 17 September 1997


            A Memorial Service for Mitchell Lee “Mitch” Alford 20, of Conroe will be held Thursday September 18, 1997 at 2 PM…. Final disposition will be cremation.

            Mitch was born December 26, 1976 in Houston, Texas and passed away September 14, 1997 in Conroe. Mitch was preceded in death by his loving Aunt Sandy Wehner and is survived by: Mother and Father, Roy and Susan Alford of The Woodlands, sister, Amanda Alford of The Woodlands; grandparents, Ellen Yeldell of The Woodlands and Hollis and Arliene Alford of Hemphill, Texas. Uncles and 7 Aunts: David and Lana Alford of Alto, Texas, Steve and Ann Yeldell of Fort Collins, Co. and Clem and Fran Wehner of Lawton, OK. Great Aunt and Uncle Rev. Doug Alford and wife Shirley, Roy C. and Doris Alford, and Arlie and Joyce Ferguson. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

            Following the service a reception will be held at the home of Bob and Vickie Christopher. Metcalf Funeral Home 1401 No. Frazier St., (409) 756 3311.


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

            We published the obituary of his grandfather Hollis Wilton Alford in the Texas Obituaries compilation.

            Doug Alford, Mitchell’s uncle, presided over the service, after which the urn was buried in the family cemetery of Mitchell’s grandmother, Arliene Alford.

            His lineage: Mitchell Lee 1976 TX1, Roy L. 1944 TX2, Hollis Wilton 1921 TX3, Elton Clyde 1894 TX4, Julius Caesar 1864 TX5, Marmaduke 1833 AL6, John 1801 NC7.


            Mitchell’s father wrote this tribute:


            Mitchell was a very giving and unselfish boy. He had a very creative talent. He loved his family and he loved his pets. His pets ranged from the usual to the unusual. He had everything from dogs and cats to snakes, spiders, lizards and anything else he could catch. He had a good work ethic. He would work harder and longer than anyone I have ever known.

            He had a mischievous streak and he liked to play jokes on his family and friends. He got along with almost everyone. There were exceptions, like the time his principal called me and asked that I come to school to meet in his office. When I arrived, I was informed that Mitchell and another boy had been in a fight. It seems that the boy had called Mitchell a name that he disapproved of and Mitchell decided to change his attitude. The principal had the two boys standing on opposite sides of his desk with the police officer in between them. Somewhere in the discussion, Mitchell decided that the boy hadn't really had all the adjustment that he needed, so he leaped over the desk to finish the job. It took all three of us to get him off. It was fortunate that the principal liked Mitchell as much as he did.

            Mitchell was proud of the fact that he was a seventh generation Texan. He was always interested in the family history. He loved and admired his grandparents and great-grandparents very much. He and his sister, Amanda were especially close.