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Julius Anderson Alford



AAFA #0717

1927 MS – 1998 NC

Photo taken at AAFA’s 1995 meeting in Decatur, AL



Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—23 June 1998

HIGHLANDS—Julius Anderson “Jake” Alford, Jr., 70, of Clear Creek Road, Highlands, died Thursday, June 11, 1998 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 13, at 2 p.m. in the Goldmine Baptist Church.... Pallbearers were Ray McCall, John McCall, Gilbert Beck, Bobby Creswell, Tom Coffey and Dick Watson. Burial was in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. The Franklin VFW Post 7339 and American Legion Post 108 conducted complete military graveside rites....

            He was a native of Jackson County, Mississippi [sic—should be Hinds Co.], the son of the late Julius A. Sr. and Hilma Burdine Alford. He was retired after 28 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He owned and operated Highlands Refrigeration and was a 25-year member of the Highlands Lions Club.

            He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Virginia “Ginny” Dunkin Alford; three daughters, Holly (Tom) Coffey of Pfafftown, Julie McCall of Highlands, and Michelle “Shelly” Alford-Williams of San Jose, California; three sons, Steven “Andy” Alford of Goldmine, Greg P. Alford of Atlanta, GA and Christopher Alford of Greensboro; a sister, Patricia Granberg of Blanco, TX; and nine grandchildren....

            Bryant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Photo from Mount Moriah Cemetery, Macon Co., GA—

Permission granted by the photographer, name withheld by request

Photo posted 27 Jan 2014


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julius A. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 7 Aug 1927, last residence Highlands, Macon Co., NC.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Julius Anderson Alford Sr. and Helen Burdine Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries; and his sister Patricia Ann Alford Granberg, AAFA #1228, in Texas Obituaries.

            Julius “Jake” Alford attended only the meeting in Decatur, AL, but he was active in AAFA and left his mark on the Association. While he will be missed, we are pleased that his wife Mary notified us that she wants to continue with an active membership.

            His lineage: Julius Anderson 1927 MS1, Julius Anderson 1903 MS2, Harvey Warren 1865 MS3, Jacob A. 1835 AL4, Julius 1803 NC5, Jacob 1781 NC6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.