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Joyce Alford Pierce



AAFA #0341

1943 NC – 2000 NC




Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—14 February 2000


            Mrs. Joyce E. Pierce of Wilmington, N.C., passed away at Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.

            Mrs. Pierce was born in Durham, N.C., on April 19, 1943, the daughter of Pauline Creech of Wilson, N.C., and the late Herbert Troy Alford. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Alexander Eugene Pierce.

            Surviving Mrs. Pierce are her husband, Gene Pierce of the home; mother, Pauline Francis Creech; and stepfather, Albert Holmes of Sharpsburg, N.C.; two sons, Michael Pierce and wife Angela of Wilmington, N.C., David Ryan Pierce and wife Nikki in Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Renee Lewis and husband Earl of Burgaw, N.C.; one brother, Billy Alford and wife Sharon of Emerald Isle; two grandchildren, David Michael Pierce and Layne Bennett Pierce.

            Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, February 15, 2000, in Coble Ward-Smith Funeral Service, Oleander Chapel …. Interment Greenlawn Memorial Park....

Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC—

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Reece


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Joyce E. Pierce (SS# issued in NC); she died 12 Feb 2000.

            Joyce attended the AAFA meeting in Raleigh in 1990.

            Following are some census records for her family.


1930 census, Marks Creek (District 20), Wake Co., NC, dwelling #28:


Columbia Alford         head      44            NC NC NC     widow

Nallie                           son         22            NC NC NC     farmer

Roscoe                        son         18            NC NC NC

Teat                             son         17            NC NC NC

Valma                          dau        15            NC NC NC

Herbert                       son         12            NC NC NC    

Hilliard B.                   son           7            NC NC NC


1910 census, Dunn (District 23), Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #242:


Calvin R. Alford       head      53            NC NC NC     marriage #2     farmer

Columbia                     wife       24            NC NC NC     marriage #1     0 children

Nallie W.                     son           3            NC NC NC


1880 census (June 10), Dunns (District 93), Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #157:


Kiser Alford                head      65            NC NC NC     farmer

Martha                         wife       62            NC NC NC

John T.                        son         25            NC NC NC

Sidney                         son         23            NC NC NC

Calvin                         son         19            NC NC NC

Jane Elliin                    dau        14            NC NC NC

Mary                            dau        11            NC NC NC


1870 census (July 7), Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #84:


John Alford             50         NC      farm laborer

   [If this is Kisar, he’s the wrong age.]

Martha                     45         NC

Moses                      21         NC

Clara                        18         NC

John                         15         NC

Sidney                     12         NC

Calvin                     10         NC

Jane                           5         NC

Mary                          3         NC


1860 census (Aug 9), Dunn, Franklin Co, NC, dwelling #387:


Keaser Alford         47         NC      farm laborer

Martha                     35         NC

Berry                       16         NC

Bryant                     12         NC

Moses                      11         NC

Clary Ann                 7         NC

John                           6         NC

Sidney                       2         NC

Calvin                  2/12         NC


1850 census, Dunn, Franklin Co., NC, dwelling #67:


Resa Alford            35         NC      farmer

Martha                     27         NC

Susan                         7         NC

Bery                          6         NC

Briant                        3         NC

Moses                   6/12         NC


Other information about Herbert Troy Alford:


From North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004 [], Herbert Alford married Pauline Creech on 1 Jan 1938 in Johnston Co., NC.



From North Carolina Death Collection: 1908-1996 [], Herbert Troy Alford, born 4 Sept 1917, died age 59 on 1 Oct 1976 in Wilson, Wilson Co., NC. His residence is listed as Nash Co., and he is a married white male.


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

            Her lineage: Joyce Elizabeth 1943 NC1, Herbert Troy 1917 NC2, Roscoe Calvin 1860 NC3, Kisar 1814 NC4.