Wife of Thomas Dale Alford, AAFA #0268






Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR—Wednesday, 28 April 1999


      L’Moore Smith Alford, age 79 years, of Little Rock died Tuesday, April 27, 1999. Mrs. Alford was born in Sardis, Miss., where she graduated as valedictorian from high school. She later attended Draughan Business School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She was married to Dr. Thomas Dale Alford in 1940, raising three children and was active in civic and church organizations. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where she was once active in the Churchwomen Organization, past member of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild, The Fine Arts Club, Arkansas Art Center, the Country Club of Little Rock, past member of the Arkansas Medical Auxiliary, past officer of the Daughters of The American Revolution Captain Basil Gaither Chapter, the Colonial Dames, Arkansas Easter Seal Society Auxiliary, past member of the Congressional Club of the United States Congress, and was named Arkansas’s Woman of the Year. She was also one of the founders of Arkansas Opera.

      Mrs. Alford in survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Dale Alford; two daughters, L’Moore Fontaine Alford and Anne Alford Winans both of Little Rock; a daughter-in-law, Kay Alford of Little Rock; five grandchildren—Robert Wheat Goss, II, Elizabeth Fontaine Goss, William Whistler Winans, Alexander Alford Winans, Thomas Dale “Tad” Alford, III; and one great-grandchild, Pearl F. Kelly-Goss. Mrs. Alford is preceded in death by her son, Thomas Dale Alford, Jr.

      There will be a visitation this evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ruebel Funeral Home, followed by funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.... Burial will follow at Mount Holly Cemetery....


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L.M. Alford (SS #427-05-7129 issued in MS) was b. 13 September 1919.