KATHERINE BAILEY ALFORD ECHOLS
1909 NC – 2001 NC
NEWS & OBSERVER
Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Saturday, 16 June 2001
MACCLESFIELD [Edgecomb Co.]—Katherine Alford Echols, 92,
died Thursday [June 14].
Funeral service Sunday 3:00 p.m. at the
Macclesfield Presbyterian Church.... Burial in Macclesfield Cemetery.
Mrs. Echols taught school for over 35 years and
served as a Elder in Macclesfield Presbyterian Church and was the pianist for
many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Linda
Winstead Alford, and husband, Rev. Joseph Todd Echols, Sr. Mrs. Echols attended
the FloraMcDonald School in Red Springs, NC.
Surviving: daughters, Linda Echols Perry of
Williamsport, MD, Mary Echols Clark of Littleton, NC, Ruth Echols McNinch of
Carrollton, GA; sons, Joe T. Echols Jr. of Richfield, NC, Charles L. Echols of
St. Cloud, MN, John A. Echols of Rocky Mount; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren....
Arrangements by Carlisle Funeral Home, Tarboro,
from Macclesfield Cemetery, Macclesfield, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Jerry L.M. Phillips
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records show that Katherine A. Echols (SS# issued in
MS) was born 6 March 1909, but her death date is listed as 13 June 2001, last
residence Rocky Mount, Nash Co., NC.
We included the obituaries of her twin brother,
Wilbur Hollis Alford; and brother Charles Winstead Alford in North Carolina
Other members of Katherine’s family who
are members of AAFA are her son John Alford Echols, AAFA #0365; her daughter
Ruth Echols McNinch, AAFA #0368; and her niece, daughter of Charles, Helen Anne
Alford, AAFA #0599.
For more information about Katherine’s branch of
the family, see the following articles in AAFA ACTION:
“Descendants of Henry H. Alford
1826–1887” September 1991
“Lawrence O’Bryan Alford” March
“Katherine Bailey Alford Echols
and Her Family” Winter 1998
Lawrence O’Bryan Alford Family
Wilbur and Katherine, mother Linda Winstead Alford,
(in lap) and father Lawrence Alford.
in Wilson, NC, about 1912/13.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Exum
Alford b. about 1788 NC.
Her lineage: Katherine Bailey 1909 NC1,
Lawrence O’Bryan 1868 NC2, Henry Hardy 1826 NC3, Exum