YVONNE “BETTY” MCMILLAN ALFORD WALL
1919 MS – 2014 MS
AAFA’s 1999 annual meeting in San Antonio, TX
Summit, Pike Co., MS—_____ December 2014
Yvonne “Betty” McMillan Alford Wall, 95, of
Osyka, MS passed away peacefully at her residence on December 29, 2014. She was
a dedicated wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great
grandmother. She was a wonderful example of faith and loved the Lord and her
She was born on February 22, 1919 in Pike
County, MS. She was the daughter of David J. McMillan, Sr. and Mary Ola
She was preceded in death by her parents, her
first husband Harlon Alford, her second husband Earl Brewer Wall, Sr., 11
brothers and sisters, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Sturdivant Rowland.
She is survived by her two children, Nolan David
Alford and wife Mary of Mt. Hermon, LA and Dianne Sturdivant of Madison, MS.
She is also survived by her children from the Wall family: Patsy Wall Taylor,
Earl Wall, Jr., Percy Wall, Barbara Wall, and Teresa Wall Dixon. Her
grandchildren, Harlon Alford, Karen Alford Smith and Brenda Alford Smith and
grandchildren from the Wall Family, Ronnie Taylor, Cheryl Lyons, Pamela Ball,
Greg Taylor, Robyn Eldridge, Renee King, Tamara Pitre, Crystal Langlois, Zack
Phillips, and Josh Phillips and 29 great grandchildren, one great -great
grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews, along with countless other friends
and family whom were blessed by her.
Mrs. Wall was a housewife, owner/operator of
Alford’s Grocery and Appliance in Mt. Hermon, LA and a Nurse’s Aide. She was
the oldest member of Osyka Baptist Church and served her church faithfully for
many years in numerous capacities: Church Hostess, Sunday School Teacher,
President of Young at Heart, Vacation Bible School worker, and organized
Children’s Church. She was the Osyka Senior Citizen of the Year in 1998 and was
honored as Osyka yard of the month numerous times.
Mrs. Wall touched the lives of many people with
her faith and kindness, and maintained this all the way to the end. Friends and
family are invited to attend her Celebration of Life Services at Osyka Baptist
Church on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with visitation from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm,
funeral service at 1:00 pm, and burial service to follow at Mt. Hermon
Pallbearers will be Paul Donough Alford, Jamie
Harrell, Wes Ott, Tommy Simmons, Clay Smith and Gene Bordelon….
from Mount Hermon Cemetery, Mount Hermon, Washington Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Connie Gartman Lozier
NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.
We included the obituary of her husband, Harlon
Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.
Betty joined AAFA long after her husband’s
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of John Seaborn Alford 1807 NC–1891 TX.
Her husband’s lineage: Harlon 1912 LA1,
Nolan Bannon 1883 LA2, John Griffin 1850 LA3, John Seaborn
1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6,
James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.