AAFA #0642

1915 NC – 1998 NC




Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—24 April 1998


ELIZABETH CITY, N.C—Stephen Harold Alford, Jr., 82, died Wednesday. Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens....

            Surviving: wife, Cleo Bunn Alford of the home; several nieces and nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 402, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909....


Photo from Pinecrest Memorial Gardens, Clayton, Johnston Co., NC,—

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathan Adams


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stephen H. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 30 July 1915, last residence Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his wife, Cleo Savonne Bunn Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            Note from Robert Alford, AAFA #0789: McLaurin Funeral Home and Pinecrest Memorial Gardens are located in Clayton, Johnston Co., N.C. Stephen was a prisoner of war during WWII and was therefore accorded a Military Honor Guard, which performed a beautiful, flawless ceremony.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Exum Alford b. about 1788 NC.

            His lineage: Stephen Harold 1915 NC1, Stephen Hardy 1878 NC2, Benjamin Joseph 1854 NC3, Henry Hardy 1826 NC4, Exum 1788 NC5.