AAFA #0586

1903 TN – 2000 LA



Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—Saturday, 14 October 2000


            Alford Sr., Thomas Harney—A native of Trenton, Tenn., and a longtime resident of East Baton Rouge Parish, he died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2000, at his home. He was 97 and a retired employee of Exxon Co. USA.

            Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East Chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday…. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

            Preceded in death by his wife, Alice Hooper Alford; two sisters, Ela (Mrs. A.R.) Annison and Virginia (Mrs. Frank) Fitzgerald; and two brothers, Herbert and Herman Alford. Survived by a brother John Louis Alford of Greenwell Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. Alford Jr. and Evelyn C. Alford; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma A. Garner and Walter L. Garner; and four grandchildren, Ginger G. Manint, Gary Garner, Douglas A. Alford and Gregory D. Alford; and six great-grandchildren.

            He was a member of Blackwater United Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World, and Cypress Bayou Exxon Annuity Club.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70714 or Hospice Care of Louisiana, 9418 Brookline Ave., Suite C, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.



Photos from Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Mausoleum, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobby


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 25 May 1903, last residence Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.

            We included the obituaries of his son Thomas Harney Alford Jr.; mother, Sally Jane Cathcart Alford; and brothers Herbert L. Alford and John Louis Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Harney was born in Gibson Co., TN, the son of John Lafayette [or Layfaette] Alford and Sally Jane Cathcart. He married Alice Lavelia Hooper. Three generations of Harney’s ancestors were included with his In Remembrance article in the Spring 2004 issue of AAFA ACTION.

            Harney was present at the 1993 meeting in St. Francisville, LA, but he was late registering. When Gil Alford prepared his handwritten name tag, it said “Horney” Alford! Harney really appreciated it, but he made a pen and ink correction.

            His lineage: Thomas Harney 1903 TN1, John Lafayette 1869 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.