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Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling




AAFA #0511

19433 AL– 2013 AL



Johnny Evelyn <i>Alford</i> Sterling

Photo from her son, Robin Alford Sterling


Photo from AAFA files




Cullman, Cullman Co., AL—Tuesday, 3 December 2013


CULLMAN—Johnny Evelyn Alford Sterling, 80, of Addison passed away Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Cullman.

            She was born Aug. 16, 1933, in Winston County. Mrs. Sterling was a member of Sardis Baptist Church No. 2 for 58 years. She graduated from Addison High School in 1950. She loved Alabama football and spent many years farming with her husband. She was generous, thoughtful, helpful and kind. She loved to travel, sightsee and shop. She loved all, but especially her grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sardis Baptist Church No. 2. Mrs. Sterling will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. Bros. Mackey Watts and Glenn Woods will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Thomas Lowery, Robert Lowery, Lanier Godsey Jr., James Luker, Robert Godsey and Mitchell Owens Jr.

            Honorary pallbearers will be John Otis Hunter and Clay Bradford.

            She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Billy Thomas Sterling; son, Robin Alford (Wanda) Sterling; daughter, Jane Sterling (David) Lowery; sisters, Peggy Owens, Betty (Lanier) Godsey and Owene (Carl) Godsey; and three grandchildren, Amberley (Clay) Lowery Bradford, Thomas Lowery and Robert Lowery.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Mary Miller Alford; and her brother-in-law, Mitchell Owens.

            Friends may sign the guestbook online at


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn A. Sterling (SS# issued in AL), last residence not listed.

            Evelyn was the mother of Robin Alford Sterling, AAFA #0320, and the daughter of Owen Warren Alford, AAFA #0321.

            Her lineage: Johnny Evelyn 1933 AL1, Owen Warren 1907 AL2, John Warren 1884 AL3, Alexander Marshall 1849 ?? 4, Spire Warren 1816 GA5, Zaddock 1787 GA6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.