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Juanita Shepherd Alford




AAFA #0382

1922 GA – 2013 GA



Juanita Shepherd Alford

Photo from Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home




Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—5 May 2013


            Juanita Shepherd Alford, age 90, passed away peacefully in Hospice care in Statesboro, GA on May 3, 2013.

            Born in Macon, GA on November 1, 1922, she moved to Jacksonville as a teenager with her parents John Jordon and Annie Evelyn Shepherd where she lived most of her life until spending the last few years with her daughter Trish in Metter, GA. She graduated from Robert E. Lee high school and was a long time member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church.

            She was predeceased by her husband Marvin F. Alford, Sr., son Donald H. Alford, brother Buddy Shepherd (Iris) and sister Ruth O Steen (Gene).

            She is survived by her son Marvin F. Alford, Jr. (Glenda), daughter Patricia Masters (Bobby), daughter-in-law Janice Alford, 7 grandchildren: Elaine Felker (Marty), Brian Alford (Michelle), Brandi Howell (Matt), Heather Felder, Ashley Kelly (Michael), Jennifer Butler (Joe) and Logan Masters (Charity Blair) and 5 great grandchildren: Lauren Felker, Seth Alford, Addison Butler, Ansley Butler and Madison Yates.

            While flowers are appreciated, the family will be honored by donations to either Cedar Creek Baptist Church or Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, GA. Family will receive friends Tuesday night from 5-7pm and services with Pastor John Montgomery will be Wednesday at 11am. Visitation and services will be in the chapel at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, FL, (904) 272-2435.

Photo from Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay Co., FL,—

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcus Snow


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Marvin Floyd Alford; and son Donald Hoyle Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Juanita joined AAFA after her husband died.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            Her husband’s lineage: Marvin Floyd 1921 GA1, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC2, Green Haywood 1820 NC3, Green 1787 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.