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Wife of W. Eugene Alford, AAFA #0302





Greenville, Greenville Co., SC—Sunday, 20 August 2006


[Pat died in Fulton Co., GA.]


TRAVELERS REST [Greenville Co.]—Pat Alford, 71, passed away Friday, August 18, 2006.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Hunt of Travelers Rest, S.C., and by her son, Wes Alford of Houston, Texas.

            Born and raised in Travelers Rest, Pat graduated from Columbia College and received a master’s degree in Education from Furman University. She was cited for leadership at Columbia College and was active in the chorus and drama clubs. In addition to teaching elementary school, Pat was also a soloist at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville, S.C. She married Gene Alford and moved to Houston, Texas. There she raised two children and helped establish her husband’s medical practice. She was also a longtime member of both St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and Chaplewood United Methodist Church. Many remember her as a loyal friend who never met a stranger. She loved entertaining and passed on her love of music to her children. She was a past president of both her local DAR and Colonial Dames chapters in South Carolina. During her term with the Colonial Dames, she helped to establish a local historical site.

            Surviving are her mother, Madeleine Hunt Morro; husband Gene Alford ; daughter, Madelon Alford Morgan; son-in-law, Dave Morgan; and granddaughters, Maddie and Abbey Morgan, all of Alpharetta, Ga.

            The service will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, at the Howze Mortuary. The family will receive family and friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wes Alford Memorial Scholarship at Centenary College, Shreveport, La.

            The Howze Mortuary (864) 834-8051, 6714 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kay P. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 18 October 1934. Her last residence is listed as Alpharetta Estates, Fulton Co., GA.

            We published the obituary of her son Wesley Hunt Alford in the Winter 1999 issue.

            We have no information on her husband’s lineage.