RAYMOND ISAAC ALFORD
1913 TX –2007 MO
Photo from his Find A
Photo from newspaper
Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO—27 May 2007
Raymond I. Alford, 93, of Sedalia, died Friday,
May 25, 2007, at his home.
He was born Dec. 20, 1913, in
Waelder, Texas, a son of William Aaron and Naomi Caroline Jay Alford. On March
14, 1943, in Sedalia, he was married to Helen Geraldine Lemens, who survives of
He graduated from Thompsonville High School, and
attended Central Business College from 1947 to 1948. He joined the service at
the age of 13 and served in the Cavalry. He later joined the Army in 1949 and
served two years. He later joined the Air Force and served for nine years. He
also served in the National Guard for 15 years. He worked for Pittsburgh
Corning, and then re-enlisted in the Army. He worked for Zephyr Manufacturing
Company, and then retired from the National Guard. He also worked for Boonville
School of Training, and the Butterfield Boys Ranch in Marshall. He then worked
as a director for the Boys and Girls Club. He also worked as a greeter at
Wal-Mart. He attended Bethel Assembly Church in Sedalia. He was a member of the
Sedalia Loyal order of the Moose 1492. He liked walking his dog, reading and
writing, and history.
Also surviving are four sons, Ray Alford Jr., of
Sedalia, Terry Crabb, of Clifton City, Perry Crabb, of Council Grove, Kan., and
Robin Crabb, of Sedalia; seven daughters Virginia Sublett, of Hutchinson, Kan.,
Sharon Lee, of Kenosha, Wis., Donna Silsby, of Princeton, Kan., Debi Sanders,
of Sedalia, Cynthia Hopper, of Sedalia, Carol Bennett, of Sedalia, and Diana
Mathews, of Otterville; 32 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, William Alva
Alford, who died Aug. 10, 1995; a sister, Raye Michulka; three brothers, Frank
Alford, Wallace Alford, and John Alford.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at
Ewing Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Bracy Hill officiating. Pallbearers will
be Brandon Hopper, Justin Hampton, Tom White, Jason Alford, Michael Silsby, and
James Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Alford, Terry Crabb, Perry Crabb,
and Robin Crabb. Burial will be in crown Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after
11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends
from noon until service time. The family suggests memorial contributions to
Bethel Assembly Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.
from Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Pettis Co., MO—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Diana
NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Raymond Alford (SS#
issued in TX), but list his birth date as 22 Dec 1913, last residence Sedalia,
Pettis Co., MO.
We included the obituary of his wife, Helen
Geraldine Lemens Alford, in Missouri Obituaries.
For more information about this family, see
AAFA’s published genealogy, Known
Descendants of Isaac Alford, b. 1782 NC.
His lineage: Raymond Isaac 1913 TX1,
William Aaron 1879 TX2, John Posey 1854 TX3, Hatch 1815
NC4, Isaac 1782 NC5, John 1747 NC6, Julius
1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.