AAFA #0603

1916 TX –2005 TX



Thelma Alford McGeorge

 at AAFA’s 1993 Annual Meeting in Louisiana




Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA—Thursday, 7 July 2005


TOMBALL/HEMPHILL, TX—Former Shreveport resident, Thelma Alford McGeorge, 88, died July 1 in Tomball [Harris Co.] Texas. She and her twin, Elmer, were born October 28, 1916, in Sabine County, Texas. Their parents were Adron and Ada Alford. She received her RN degree in 1938 from the Lillian Jolley School of Nursing in Houston. Most of her nursing career was spent at the Willis Knighton Clinic or the VA Hospital in Shreveport. She was a Daughter of the Republic of Texas, and a member of the American Business Women's Association. She enjoyed her work and membership with the Daughters of the Nile. In Shreveport, she was a member of Ford Park Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her daughters, Sue Friday and husband Tom, Patsy Phelps and husband Phil. Four grandchildren: Pat Phelps and wife Lisa, Jon Friday, Paul Phelps and wife April and Amy Friday DeCaron and husband Bruce. She also has four great grandchildren.

            She enjoyed traveling, dancing, and shopping. She was proud of being a nurse. Most important to her were her family and many friends, and she would travel hundreds of miles to attend a wedding or graduation or see a new baby.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., Starr Funeral Home Chapel in Hemphill Texas, with Bro. Bob Gwin of Camp Springs Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Pallbearers are Dale Ener, Pat Phelps, Jon Friday, Paul Phelps, Tom Friday and Phil Phelps. Honorary pallbearer is Jimmy Ladner.

            Memorials may be made to Camp Springs Baptist Church, c/o Delores Stewart, P.O. Box 596, Hemphill, Texas 75948.

            Starr Funeral Home, Inc., Hemphill, TX 409-787-3331.



Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Yellowpine, Sabine Co., TX,

Permission granted by the photographer, Ray & Peggy Holbrooks Pace


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thelma A. McGeorge (SS# issued in TX), last residence Spring, Harris Co., TX.

            We included the obituary of her twin brother Elmer Adron Alford, AAFA #0608, in Texas Obituaries.

            Detailed information on their Alford ancestry was included with Elmer’s “In Remembrance” article in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999.

            Elmer and Thelma attended AAFA’s 1993 meeting in St. Francisville, LA, and were celebrating their 77th birthday later that month. Unknown to them, Gil Alford obtained from their children several funny and interesting stories from their childhood that he told after the Saturday night dinner. At first they didn’t know who he was talking about, but when they figured it out and Gil identified them, wishing them a happy birthday, they had tears in their eyes. We missed seeing them at future meetings, which they could not attend because of Elmer’s wife Willie Jean’s health.

            Her lineage: Thelma 1916 TX1, Adron Corbet 1893 TX2, Jessie Powell 1870 TX3, Needham Bryant 1836 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.