Wife of William Cornelius “Bill” Alford, AAFA #0631

1919 LA – 2011 LA


Photo from McKneely Funeral Home



Hammond, Washington Parish, LA—22 February 2011


            Phyllis Hughes Alford—A native and long time resident of Roseland, she entered into eternal rest surrounded by her daughter and son-in-law at North Oaks Medical Center on February 17, 2011 at the age of 91.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Staff Sergeant Hollis M. Alford who was killed in World War II; her second husband, William "Bill" Alford; her mother, Julia S. Hughes; father, Thomas Gordon Hughes; brother, John "Jack" Hughes.

            She is survived and will be greatly missed by her only daughter, Mary Lou Alford Caceres and son-in-law, Isidro Pierre Caceres, Terrytown; grandchildren, Simone Caceres Ponish, Roseland, Kirk Caceres, Mobile, AL and Keith Caceres, Terrytown. She leaves behind two beautiful great-granddaughters, Coral-Lyn Ponish, Los Angeles, CA and Gabrielle Caceres, Harahan.

            Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, 110 E. Factory St., Amite, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011. Services conducted by Rev. Gaylord Dodgen and Pastor Jeff McKneely. Interment Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola.

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Photos from Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phyllis H. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 15 Dec 1919, last residence Roseland, Tangipahoa Parish, LA.

            We included the obituary of her second husband, William Cornelius “Bill” Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Phyllis was the daughter of T. Gordon Hughes and Julia Mae Street.

            Phyllis and Bill were married on 1 Jan 1985.

            “Alfords at D-Day,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994, pp. 52–53, is an article about her first husband, Hollis Maury Alford, killed in the 1944 invasion of France.