AAFA #0707






Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 4 October 2002


SILVER SPRING, MD—Mary Alford Intellini, of Silver Spring [Montgomery Co.], MD. Beloved wife of the late William Richard Intellini, died October 1, 2002, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD. Daughter of the late Benjamin Smith Alford Sr. and Lula Stallings Alford. She was born Apri1 24, 1924, in Bunn, North Carolina.

            She is survived by her son, Richard Anthony Intellini, Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Linda Marie Intellini Figert and husband, Karl of Silver Spring, MD; grandmother of Lynley Kristen and Lauren Intellini; Lynmarie and William Figert; great grandmother of Kaylee Ann Intellini Villagomez. Sister of LaRue A. King and Marjorie A. Mathias of Bunn, NC, Sallie A. Pappas, Newport News, VA, Freddie L. Alford, Youngsville, NC. Sister-in-law of Elizabeth W. and Pauline B. Alford of Bunn, NC. Also survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by brothers, Benjamin R., James M., John “Buck” D. and Benjamin S., Jr ., Alford; and her sister, Frances Ophelia; brothers-in-law, Robert King, John Pappas, and Harold Mathias; sister-in-law, Sudie M. Alford.

            Mary graduated from Bunn High School and Hardbargers Business School, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her career with the Naval Department in Washington, DC in 1943 and later worked for the Department of Labor, in Washington, DC. She retired in 1985.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Intellini (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 April 1924, which conflicts with both the obituary and AAFA records from Mary.

            By some standards, Mary came late to AAFA and our Alford work. She and her sister Larue Alford King came to the Richmond, VA, meeting in 1994. It was obvious that she had been working on her Alford genealogy a long time—probably longer than many of us. When most folks write, they send a letter of a couple of pages and maybe a few pages of enclosures. When Mary wrote, it came in a box. We have a large segment of one shelf dedicated to her input. When most folks call, they talk for just a few minutes. When Mary called you dropped whatever you were doing because you were going to be on the phone for an hour or more. The lady exuded Alford information. Several of us got to know Mary and Larue quite well at the last Raleigh, NC meeting as they joined all of tours with us. For one day they were two of a handful of us cooped up in an SUV piloted by Ramona Alford Darden. On the larger tour when we did the state capitol, Mary will always be remembered as the one who fell down the capitol stairs. She and Larue had plans and arrangements made to attend the 2002 meeting in Salt Lake City. In fact Mary had already knitted a couple of items that she sent ahead to be used as special gifts or prizes. She died just two weeks before the meeting. She will be missed.

            Her lineage: Mary Green 1924 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5, Kinchen 1768 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9. Mary considered Kinchen 1768 NC to be the father of Lockhard Alford. He may have been, but there was no mention of Lockhard in Kinchen’s will and no other evidence.