Wife of Allen Stephens Alford, AAFA #0698



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Erwin, Unicoi Co., TN—Tuesday, 9 February 2010


            Doris Jean Alford, age 87, of 648 Holston Place, Erwin, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010, at her residence.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Unicoi County but had lived in Spartanburg, S.C., and Augusta, Ga., before returning to Erwin in 1967.

            She was a daughter of the late David L. and Vena Dishman Beck.

            Mrs. Alford received a nursing degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky.

            She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Hope Circle. She was also a member of the Wednesday Club, Erwin Book Club and East Tennessee Chapter of Ex-POWs.

            Mrs. Alford was past-president of the Erwin Women’s Club.

            Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen S. Alford, in 2001 and two brothers.

            Survivors include: three sons, Allen Stephen Alford and wife, Carol, Macon, Ga., Donald E. Alford and wife, Judy, Johnson City, and Rob Alford and wife, Kathy, Erwin; two daughters, Teresa Lewis and husband, Harry, and Janice Hughes, both of Erwin; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Alford were held at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010, at the Erwin Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Robert Layell officiated. Music was provided by Inez Chandler.

            Grandsons served as pallbearers.

            Committal Service was held Monday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. at the Mountain Home National Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, 203 N. Elm Ave., Erwin, TN 37650 or the American Diabetes Association, Tennessee Affiliate, 4205 Hillsboro Road, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37215.

            Erwin Memorial Funeral Home was in charge.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris B. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 31 Jan 1923, last residence not listed.