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William Harlan Alford



AAFA #0956

1935 KY – 2011 KY




Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—23 May 2011


            Bill Alford, 76, of Owensboro died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Owensboro Medical Health System. He was born in West Virginia on Feb. 7, 1935, to the late Harlan Alford and Ellen James Alford. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Alcoa.

            Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ada Brock Alford; a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Bill Howard of Owensboro; two grandchildren, Sarah Rusher of Owensboro and Chris Rusher of Owensboro; two great-grandchildren, Taylor Kellems and Jacob Johnson; and a sister, Patricia Mason of Central City.

            There will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Owensboro. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4770 Covert Ave., Suite 211, Evansville, IN 47714.

            James H. Davis Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William H. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Christine Elizabeth Alford Harris Dawson, AAFA #0960, in Kentucky Obituaries; and Naomi Alford Jacobs, AAFA #0952, and Armond C. Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            For more information on his family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            His lineage: William Harlan 1935 KY1, Harlan 1894 KY2, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.