AAFA #0491

1917 NC – 2010 IA




Carlisle, Warren Co., IA—13 May 2010


            Albert (Al) Alford Payne, 92, went to be with the Lord on Saturday May 1, 2010. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 8, at Adelphi Calvary Baptist Church in rural Runnells. Burial will be at Palmyra Cemetery in Palmyra.

            Al was retired from teaching at SE Warren Community Schools in Liberty Center and had also taught in Moravia and attended Adelphi Calvary Baptist Church.

            Al was born in Bostic [Rutherford Co.], N.C., and grew up in East Texas. Al served his country in the Navy during WW 2 as a Lieutenant on the USS Henley and his ship was sunk in the South Pacific for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. Al also served as a page to the US House of Representatives and Doorkeeper of the House and worked as a lobbyist for the National Association of Realtors. He came to IA in 1959 and worked in various political organizations. Al was proprietor of Patrick Henry Bookshop in the 1960's.

            Al is survived by a stepson, Marty Kimball; stepdaughter, Karla Wilson, and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, stepdaughter, three sisters, one brother and his parents.

            Memorial gifts may be made to the Adelphi Baptist Church ACTS Home School Academy.


Photo from Palmyra Cemetery, Palmyra, Warren Co., IA—

Taken by photographer FLH, contact information unavailable

Photo posted 23 June 2010


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert A. Payne (SS# issued in NY) was born23 Aug 1917 , last residence Carlisle, Warren Co., IA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, . Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton. See also Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England.

            His Alford lineage, from his mother: Ann Evelyn 1891 ??2, Albert Nelson 1841 TX3, George G. 1793 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.