LEONIDAS MARCELUS “LEE” ALFORD
1916 MS – 1997 MS
Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Monday, 21 July 1997
Lee Alford, 80, of W. Maywood Circle, a retired
certified public accountant, died of cancer Sunday [July 20] at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wright &
Ferguson Funeral Home with burial in Lakewood cemetery....
Mr. Alford was a native of Roundaway in Coahoma
County. He had lived in Jackson since 1972. He was a graduate of Gulfport High
School and attended Millsaps College before graduating from the University of
Mississippi in 1938. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity.
In 1942, Mr. Alford enlisted in the U.S. Marines
and earned the rank of major. He was a licensed accountant in Mississippi and
Georgia and had worked for Ernst & Young in Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn.,
until his retirement.
He was a member of Broadmeadow United Methodist
Church, a past president of Mississippi Estate Planning Council and was
treasurer and director of the Fondren Civitan Club. He was a member of the
American Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of
Certified Public Accountants. He was a member of the Military Order of World
Mr. Alford worked until he was 72, his wife,
Marjorie said, “He enjoyed working and he enjoyed working with the different
charities too,” she said.
“He enjoyed his friends and was a voracious
reader,” his nephew, B.B. Hosch of Natchez said. “He was very dedicated not
just to work but to his family too. He worked hard and played hard.”
His son, William Alford of Indianola, was born
when Lee Alford was 50, but that didn’t make much of a difference, William
said. “There was a generation gap there,” he admitted. “But, he was very
supportive of anything I did and he could surprise me with his understanding of
things I thought we would disagree on.”
Other survivors include: daughters, Ann Baird
[AAFA #0025] and Pat Alford, both of Siloam Springs, Ark.; brother, E. Griffin
Alford [AAFA #0452] of Jackson; and three grandchildren....
from Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Fran
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records show that Lee M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Aug 1916.
We included the obituaries of his wife, Marjorie
Louise Case Alford; brother Edgar Griffin Alford Sr., AAFA #0423; and cousins
Aurora Louise Alford Gilchrist and Stewart Floyd Alford III in Mississippi
From SSACI: Lee M. Alford Jr. was born 10 Aug
1916 in Roundaway, MS, son of Lee M. Alford and Jessie P. Griffin.
*See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.
His lineage: Leonidas Marcelus 1916 MS1,
Leonidas Marcelus 1878 LA2, Stewart Floyd 1835 GA3,
Julius C. 1798 GA4, Julius 1750 NC5, Lodwick 1710 VA6,
James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.