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Helen Alford Bankston


AAFA #0398

1903 LA – 2001 LA




Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Friday, 8 June 2001


            Helen Jennie Alford Bankston—A retired school teacher and a resident of Hammond, she died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Hammond Nursing Home. She was 97 and a native of Montegut.

            Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Religious services in the funeral home chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Lonnie Wascom. Interment in Lanier Cemetery, Loranger.

            Survived by a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, William Henkel Bankston Jr., Gretchen Gerstner Bankston and Merrill Jane Bankston , all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Charity Johnson, Lake Charles, and Lillian McFarland, Houston; and a sister-in-law, Yvonne Alford, Hammond.

            Preceded in death by husband, William Henkel Bankston ; a grandson, William Henkel Bankston III; three sisters, Haidee Reeves, Lucille Cole and Mary Cory; three brothers, Clyde Alford, Bailey Alford Jr. and Eulon Alford; and parents, Bailey and Jennie Brumfield Alford.

            She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Hammond.

Photo from Lanier Cemetery, Independence, Tangipahoa Parish—

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Faust


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen A. Bankston (SS# issued in LA) was born 29 Dec 1903, last residence Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Jennie Brumfield Alford; and siblings Charity Lou Alford Allen Johnson, Eulon Alfred Alford (AAFA #0213), and Haidee Kathleen Alford Reeves (AAFA #0210) in this Louisiana Obituaries. We included the obituary of her sister Lillian Alford McFarland in Texas Obituaries.

            She was born in Terrebonne parish, the daughter of Bailey Monroe Alford and Alice Jane Brumfield.

            Her lineage: Helen Jennie 1903 LA1, Bailey Monroe 1875 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.