AAFA #0390





Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY—Sunday, 3 August 2008


MIDDLESBORO—Orville Alford, 58, passed away on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington.

            Born November 10, 1949, at Tinsley, he was the son of the late Bill Alford and Leora Edmondson Alford, who survives. He was a believer in the Pentecostal faith, and had been a television repairman, operating Alford’s TV Repair for many years.

            Survivors include his wife, Patricia Faye Dunn Alford; children, Vince Alford of Lincolnton, N.C., and Angela Cameron of Jefferson City, Tenn.; step-children, David Jr. Patterson and Eunice Faye Lingar, both of Pineville; grandchildren, Amanda Alford, Alexa Alford, Tyson Alford, Macy Cameron, Kayla Daniel Payne and Lillian Faith Lingar; brothers and sisters, Kenneth Alford [AAFA #0541], Don Alford, Harold Alford, Betty Maiden, Rosetta Brown, Billie Lefevers, Carolyn Wagner and Evelyn Helton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 1, at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Sharp and Frances Sharp officiating. Music will be by Amanda Baker.

            Burial will follow in Mills Cemetery at Tinsley. Pallbearers will be family and special friends. Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Frith, Tom Hicks, Jack Saylor and Dr. Cabuay.

            The family will receive friends from 6 until 9 p.m. Thursday at the Arnett & Steele Funeral Home in Pineville. Guestbook at www.arnettsteele.com.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Orville Alford (SS# issued in KY).

            Early in AAFA’s history, we did not know the father of John 1806 NC, but Orville identified him as Achilles Alford. Orville, who was an informed and dedicated member of AAFA,  maintained an extensive family history and genealogy website, John alford 1806 North Carolina. His brother Kenneth Ray Alford, AAFA #0541, continues the research.

            His lineage: Orville 1949 KY1, Bill 1922 KY2, Homer 1902 KY3, James William 1873 KY4, Daniel L. 1830 NC5, John 1806 NC6, Achilles 1772 VA/NC7, John before 1750 VA8.