MARGARET LOVE SIMONS ALFORD
Wife of Henry Cecil Alford,
Jr., AAFA #0820
1930 KY – 2008 KY
Photo from J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels and
Bowling Green, KY
Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—Friday, 20 June 2008
Margaret S. Alford, 77, of Bowling Green died at
9:17 a.m. June 19, 2008, at The Medical Center.
The Hopkins County native was a homemaker. She
was a teacher at Western Kentucky University and Auburn University in Auburn,
Ala. She was a member of Ray’s Branch Church of Christ, a help-meet to her
husband and a loving mother to their three children. She was a member and co-founder
of the West Central Kentucky Family Research Organization, a secretary and
treasurer of the Green River Union Cemetery and a member of Richardsville
Homemakers. She was a daughter of the late Royce E. Simons and Daisy Shelton
Funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday at J.C. Kirby &
Son Funeral Home, Lovers Lane chapel, with burial in Green River Union
Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and begins at noon
Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of
contributions to American Cancer Society, Greenwood Courtyard, 2425 Scottsville
Road, Ste. 123, Bowling Green, KY 42104-4457.
Online condolences may be made at www.jckirbyandson.com.
Survivors include her husband, H.C. Alford; two
daughters, Sue Martin and her husband, John, of Berea and Linda Baker and her
husband, Ken, of South Lake, Texas; a son, Steve Alford and his wife, Kelley,
of Lexington; and seven grandchildren, Evan, Amanda, Andrew, Sky, Danny, Daisy
from Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren Co., KY—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Ken Neighbors
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records show that Margaret S. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 15 July 1930,
last residence Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY.
Margaret was an active genealogist and was a
major AAFA contributor of data on her husband’s Alford branch. She exchanged
information with Gil Alford even before AAFA was established.
In 1968, Margaret was
one of four founders of the West Central
Kentucky Family Research Association (WCK-FRA). She was the editor of one
of their publications, The Bulletin. She was also instrumental in
establishing a genealogy room at the Owensboro Library, a repository for
thousands of books and microfilm records donated by WCK-FRA.
Her husband’s lineage: Henry Cecil 1932 KY1,
Henry Cecil 1893 KY 2, Abner Jasper 1865 KY3, William
Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.