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Floyd Shelby Alford Sr.



AAFA #0271

1923 NC – 2006 NC




Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Wednesday, 11 January 2006


RALEIGH—Floyd Shelby Alford, 82, of 3005-101 Anderson Place, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006 at Rex Healthcare.

            The funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2100 Noble Road. Burial will follow at the Alford-Upchurch-Bunn Cemetery in Pilot, NC.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Franklin County was the son of the late Zollie Floyd Alford and Lala Batchelor Alford.

            After serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he graduated from Hardbarger Business College. He spent his career in the fuel oil business in Raleigh. Active in promoting Oil Heat, he served leading positions in local, state and National organizations. He was active in the Raleigh Merchants Bureau, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the Exchange Club of North Raleigh. He was a Mason and Shriner. Mr. Alford was a true southern gentleman.

            A charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, he served in many positions of leadership. He also served on committees for the Raleigh Baptist Association and the NC Baptist Foundation.

            He is survived by his wife, Lois Todd Alford; children, Beverly Jean Alford of Burlington [AAFA #0345], Annette Alford Garvey and her husband, Jack of Greensboro; daughter-in-law, Julia Webb Alford of Kannapolis; grandchildren, Zachary, Meredith and Benjamin Alford, Jack, Jr. and Charlotte Garvey; stepchildren, Dell Hinton of Morrisville, Fran Gowdy of Cary; step-grandchildren, Kristen and Dakota Hinson, Andrea and Hunter Kirby; brothers, Johnny Alford [AAFA #1472] of Pilot, Cloyce Alford of Raleigh [AAFA #0279]; sister, Dorothy A. Batton of Bunn.

            He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Pearce Alford, son, Floyd Shelby Alford, Jr. [AAFA #0722] and brother James Barbee Alford [AAFA #0344].

            The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bryan-Lee Funeral home, 831 Wake Forest Road....


Photo from Greene Family Cemetery, Pilot, Franklin Co., NC—

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Holder


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd S. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Aug 1923.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Rachel Juanita Pearce Alford; son Floyd Shelby Alford Jr. (AAFA #0722); mother, Lala R. Batchelor Alford; and brother James Barbee Alford (AAFA #0344) in North Carolina Obituaries.

            AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999, includes an article written by the daughter of Floyd’s sister Dorothy, describing life on her grandparents’ farm: “Zollie and Lala Alford of Franklin Co., NC,” p. 50. Accompanying Lala’s obituary in the Spring 1999 issue is a list of Zollie and Lala’s descendants.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Kisar Alford and Martha M. Upchurch.

            His lineage: Floyd Shelby 1923 NC1, Zollie Floyd 1900 NC2, James Berry 1872 NC3, Berkley Moses 1849 NC4, Kisar 1814 NC5.