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AAFA HALL OF FAME


Below each name find brief comments describing their contribution. For more specifics and other information about them click the link in the last column. Please note that the "Basis for Induction..." column is for their contributions at the time of induction and does not address all they have done since that time.

The AAFA Hall of Fame was established in 1990 and announced at the 3rd Annual AAFA Meeting which was held in Raleigh, NC.

Deceased members are listed in italics.

 Year 
 Inducted 
 Place Inducted   AAFA 
 Number 
  Member Name
  Basis for Induction into Hall of Fame
 More 
1990  Raleigh 
NC
0019   Gilbert Kendric Alford, Jr.
  Led in the creation of AAFA; collects and manages Alford data
1990  Raleigh 
NC
0030   Pamela Alford Cole Thompson
  Assisted in creating AAFA; first AAFA ACTION editor (1987-1999)
1990  Raleigh 
NC
0039   Tressie Elizabeth Nash Shull Bowman
  Published early Alford genealogical newsletter, "Alford Family Bulletin"; donated data to AAFA
1991  Jackson 
MS
  There were no inductees in 1991
1992  Destin 
FL
0049   Roberta Alford Folds
  She and husband Milton made all arrangements for first AAFA Meeting in Atlanta, GA, 1988.
  They were also instrumental in the recovery of the Guy Alford collection.
1992  Destin 
FL
0049   Milton Folds
  He and wife Roberta made all arrangements for first AAFA meeting in Atlanta, GA, 1988.
  They were also instrumental in the recovery of the Guy Alford collection.
1993  St. Francisville 
LA
0011   Lodwick Houston "Wick" Alford
  Co-Founder of AAFA; first President of AAFA (1987-1991)
1993  St. Francisville 
LA
0011   Mary Katherine Kirkland Alford
  Supported and assisted Wick (above)
1994  Richmond 
VA
  There were no inductees in 1994
1995  Decatur 
AL
0168   David Livingston Price, Jr.
  Assisted greatly with AAFA data collection & genealogies
1996  Springfield 
MO
0054   Daniel Lee "D.L." Alford, Jr.
  Stimulated early membership growth; led Second Annual Meeting, 1989 Houston, TX
1996  Springfield 
MO
0054   Catherine Guynes Alford
  Supported and assisted D.L. (above)
1996  Springfield 
MO
0210   Haidee Alford Reeves
  Led in membership expansion & data collection
1996  Springfield 
MO
0032   Lucille Clepper Mehrkam
  Contributed one of most significant data collections to AAFA
1997  Pleasanton 
CA
0087   John Monroe "Jack" Kinabrew, Jr.
  Led in Alford cemetery project; started photo archive
1998  Paducah 
KY
0001   Alicia Roundy Lee Houston
  Designed and manages the AAFA Census Project
1998  Paducah 
KY
0484   Patricia Lynn Davidson Shelley
  Created and maintains the AAFA Research Chair
1999  San Antonio 
TX
  There were no inductees in 1999
2000  Augusta 
GA
0230   Max Ray Alford
  Served as AAFA Secretary (1991-2001)
2000  Augusta 
GA
0303   Doris Orlean Alford Kemmerer Vetri
  AAFA's longest serving Treasurer (1990-2010)
2001  Raleigh 
NC
0120   Euphamie Sally Bateman Stoewer
  Created and operated the AAFA Merchandise Program
2001  Raleigh 
NC
0120   Richard Arnold Stoewer
  Supported and assisted Sally (above)
2001  Raleigh 
NC
0152   Janice Stogsdill Smith
  Developed and manages AAFA Wills Project; manages Isham Alford (ISH755NC) branch; co-manages Photo Archive
2001  Raleigh 
NC
0152   John Charles Smith
  Co-manages Photo Archive; supports and assists Janice (above)
2001  Raleigh 
NC
0358   Elizabeth Carolina Hawes Miller Popas Hazlip
  (Posthumous recognition) AAFA's first Publicist (1990-2000), serving until her death
2002  Salt Lake City 
UT
0715   Ramona Alford Darden
  Serves as AAFA Meetings Chair (1997-2012)
2002  Salt Lake City 
UT
0258   Kim I. Savage
  Created & operated first AAFA website; edited Online Newsletter (OLNL)
2003  Little Rock 
AR
0666   Peggy Alford Schuster
  Contributes Alford research; proofreads quarterly
2003  Little Rock 
AR
0249   Jeanne Bateman Singleton
  Mailed AAFA ACTION, maintained inventory
2004  Baton Rouge 
LA
0230   Eunice Earline Brookshire Alford
  Assisted with meetings; maintains Memorial Album
2005  St. Louis 
MO
0500   Jimmie Ray Alford
  Hosted first website; supported scholarship program
2005  St. Louis 
MO
1129   James King Adams
  Edits AAFA ACTION; manages Northern Alford branch
2005  St. Louis 
MO
1129   Marolyn Sue Neel Adams
  Assists Jim (above)
2006  Nashville 
TN
0137   Ruby Pauline Alford Vance Heard
  Contributed extensive Alford data; served as MS Representative
2007  Vicksburg 
MS
1065   George Morris Myers
  (Posthumous recognition) Served as webmaster; managed Robert 1760 England (ROB760EN) branch
2008  Columbia 
SC
0013   Julius Mosby "Pooley" Alford
  (Posthumous recognition) Co-Founder of AAFA; first AAFA Treasurer (1987-1990)
2008  Columbia 
SC
0070   Patricia DeArman Fite
  Contributes Alford data and significant numbers of obituaries
2009  Dallas 
TX
0481   Evelyn Z. Mistich
  Long time contributions to AAFA
2009  Dallas 
TX
0673   Carolyn Alford Saunders
  Long time contributions to AAFA
2009  Dallas 
TX
0064   Patricia Brock Smith
  Long time contributions to AAFA/td>
2009  Dallas 
TX
1142   Mildred Joana Brock Breeland
  Long time contributions to AAFA
2010  New Orleans 
LA
  There were no inductees in 2010
2011  St.Louis 
MO
0019   Mary Newkirk Alford
  Supporting Gil Alford in his Alford work 1981-2011, and handling framed items for the AAFA Store.
2011  St.Louis 
MO
1247   Charles Walter Smith
  Service as Vice President, 2008-____ & assistance with all aspects of AAFA photographs.
2012  Houston 
TX
  There were no inductees in 2012
2013  Raleigh 
NC
  There were no inductees in 2013
2014  Dallas 
TX
  There were no inductees in 2014
2015  Gulfport 
MS
  There were no inductees in 2015
2016  Shreveport 
LA
  There were no inductees in 2016
2017 No Meeting   There were no inductees in 2017
2018  San Antonio 
TX
  There were no inductees in 2018




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