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Geary Simons Alford

 

GEARY SIMMONS ALFORD

AAFA #0312

1945 MS – 2011 MS

 

 

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—31 August 2011

 

            Dr. Geary S. Alford, died in his home on August 26, 2011. A graduate of Millsaps College, 1968, he earned the PhD. from the University of Arizona in Clinical Psychology. He was professor of psychiatry/psychology and director of the division of psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was also associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical associate professor of family medicine.

            Dr. Alford was a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He published numerous empirical, basic, and clinical research studies, and a total of 15 chapters in professional textbooks. He served on the editorial boards of the journals Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification. He was an ad hoc editorial reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals, including American Psychologist, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Addictive Behavior. He served as president of the Mississippi Psychological Association. He was voted Psychiatry Teacher of the Year by UMC medical students in 2004 and Best Teacher by psychiatry residents in 2007. He presented several Millsaps Forums and gave lectures in the departments of psychology, philosophy, and anthropology.

            He is survived by his sons, Alex Alford and Zeb Alford, both of Jackson and his brother Prentiss Keith Alford. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, September 1 at 10 o’clock a.m. at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Keith Alford, 1208 Church Street, Port Gibson, with the Rev. Margaret Ayres officiating.

 

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ENTERPRISE-JOURNAL

McComb, Pike Co., MS—31 August 2011

 

            Dr. Geary S. Alford, 66, of Jackson, died Aug. 26, 2011, at his residence.

            A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Keith Alford in Port Gibson, with the Rev. Margaret Ayres officiating. Mississippi Mortuary Services handled arrangements.

            Dr. Alford was born April 11, 1945, in McComb. He was the son of P.K. Alford and Ms. Murrel Dodds.

            He graduated from Millsaps College in 1968 and he earned his Ph.D in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. He was professor of psychiatry/psychology and director of the division of psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was also associate professor of pharmacology and toxicology, and clinical associate professor of family medicine.

            Dr. Alford was a fellow of the American Psychological Association. He published numerous empirical, basic and clinical research studies, and a total of 15 chapters in professional textbooks. He served on the editorial boards of the journals Behavior Therapy and Behavior Modification. He was an ad hoc editorial reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals, including American Psychologist, Archives of Neurology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Addictive Behavior. He served as president of the Mississippi Psychological Association. He was voted Psychiatry Teacher of the Year by UMC medical students in 2004 and Best Teacher by psychiatry residents in 2007. He presented several Millsaps forums and gave lectures in the departments of psychology, philosophy and anthropology.

            Survivors include his sons, Alex Alford and Zeb Alford, both of Jackson; and his brother, Prentiss Keith Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geary S. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Brandon, Rankin Co., MS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Geary Simmons 1945 MS1, Percy Knapp 1911 MS2, George Howard 1875 MS3, Jeptha Joseph 1854 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.