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Howard Alford Jr.



AAFA #0274

1921 SC – 2006 SC




Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Wednesday, 15 February 2006


SUMTER [Sumter Co.]—Howard Alford, 84, husband of Audrey McLeod Alford, died Monday, February 13, 2006, in Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

            Born in Bishopville, he was a son of the late Howard Alford, Sr. and the late Vera Carnes Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Mission of Men Choir, the Sumter Civic Chorale, a U.S. Army-Air Corps veteran of World War II and had retired from the Sumter Post Office with 38 years of service.

            Surviving are his wife of Sumter; three sons, Mike Alford and wife, Debby, Ricky Alford, Kenneth Alford, all of Sumter; a daughter, Marianne A. Jeffords and husband, Reuben L., of Sumter; six grandchildren, James Alford, Meredith A. West, Ginnie Hardee, Wendi Hardee, Andrew Squires and Patrick Squires; four great-grandchildren, Lorianne Spiegel, Malorie Spiegel, Drew Squires and Cannon West; special friends, Monroe and Lil Brown; a special niece, Ann Dennis, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Cecil Alford, John C. Alford and two sisters, Maggie Rowland and Hazel Dennis.

            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Walt Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, James Alford, Andrew Squires, Patrick Squires; two nephews, George and John Rowland and Michael Spiegel.

            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mission of Men Choir.

            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home.

            Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements.

Photos from Evergreen Memorial Park, Sumter, Sumter Co., SC—

Permission granted by the photographer, Remember me

Photos posted in July 2013


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 December 1921, last residence Sumter, Sumter Co., SC.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Audrey McLeod Alford; and paternal grandparents, James Frierson Alford Sr. and Annie Spears David Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.



Bishopville (District 14), Lee Co., SC, Dwelling #316:


Howard Alfred      head         W          38   SC SC SC       cotton gin laborer

Vera                        wife         W          36   SC SC SC

Cecil                         son         W          13   SC SC SC

Maggie May             dau         W          10   SC SC SC

Hazel A.                   dau         W            7   SC SC SC

John C.                     son         W            4   SC SC SC


            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jacob Alford, born 1738 VA, & Mary Pace.

            His lineage: Howard 1921 SC1, Howard 1881 SC2, James Frierson 1846 SC3, James Little 1811 NC4, Warren 1770 NC5, Jacob 1738 VA6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.