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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 Crematory

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 Simons.

            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

            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 and Jake.


Photo from Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren Co., KY—

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.