AAFA #0286






Richmond, VA—Sunday, 19 October 2003


            Dorothy Alford Jones died Thursday, October 16, 2003. She was born March 28, 1924 in Osyka [Pike Co.], Miss. to Ethel McMillan Alford and Hollis Victor Alford.

            Early in life she developed a love of music through the church choir and piano lessons. Later, as a resident of Colonial Heights, she studied and taught piano.

            She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Leon C. Jones; three daughters, Jean Wilson [AAFA #0291] and her husband, Charles of Durham, N.C., Judy Polifka and her husband, Donald of Beaverdam, Jan Jones of Colonial Heights; one son, Jeffery Jones [AAFA #0391] and his wife, Kathy of Richmond; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

            The family wishes to thank her homecare givers, nurses, doctors, friends, and pastors for their loving care, prayers, and kindness, during her illness.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 21 at 4 p.m. at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, the Chester YMCA, or the Virginia Opera.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy J. Jones (SS# issued in MS), last residence Colonial Heights, VA.

            Dorothy’s daughter Jean Wilson, AAFA #0291, was the host of AAFA’s third annual meeting in Raleigh, NC, in 1990. She was a sister of H. Harold “Hal” Alford, AAFA #0226, who served a short time as the 2nd president of AAFA.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Jean 1924 MS1, Hollis Victor 1891 MS2, Julius Caesar 1855 LA3, Warren Jackson 1819 MS4, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.